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MONDAY ...MAY 11, 1898
. THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
A word to Republicans, organize.
Work and wages is the workineman's
issue in this campaign.
It is never too early to begin bringing
in recruits for the campaign.
Democracy, like an old carpet, cannot
be cleaned without being beaten.
Sy this time next year the revival will
be realized and all the wheels running.
It seems we are near enough oat of the
woods in the funding bill fight to begin to
shout a little.
The best way to Keep posted on the cam
paign is to subscribe for The Call and
read it every day.
Fighting Democracy in these days is a
cood deal like jabbing at a ghost— there is
nothing to oppose the lick.
The inventor of the McKinley Cabinet
lie deserves a monument, but he should be
furnished with a grave first.
No Democrat may desire to renominate
Cleveland, but he seems to be the only
man in his party above the horizon.
Make as many predictions as you please
about the winner at the St. Louis conven
tion, but don't bet your money on it.
Carlisle explaining the bond deal to the
Senate Investigating Committee is going
to be one of the circuses of the season.
The State Convention may harmonize
Democratic factions in this City, but what
will harmonize tbe factions at Chicago?
Populism has the floor at Sacramento
this week, and nearly every man in the
crowd will try to get it first and keep it
Through all the grand song of protec
tion to American industry there should
run tbe California refrain of home indus
There will be no campaign of edncation
needed this year; the people understand
the situation thoroughly and are ready to
The surest way for farmers to get good
prices for their products is to vote with
the Republicans for protection and bi
Once more suffering Sacramento is about
to become a political storm center, and
even she must begin to find the thing
From a Democratic standpoint, the
Republican oiganization will soon seem
like a gigantic threshing maching ready
Now that the Senate has decided to in
vestigate the bond deals it will be just as
well for the House to go slow on the ad
After the conventions are over, it will be
the proper thing for tbe State to whirl in
and give Sacramento a festival by way of
a recompense and a rest.
Republicans cannot afford to despise
the enemy in this contest, for, thoueh few
Democrats are seen in the field, there are
lots of them in the woods.
If Secretary Morton comes to California
to study agriculture he will come to the
right place, but if he comes to talk third
term he is away off his beat.
Abont every other day a report comes
that either Allison, Morton, need or C^uSy
has withdrawn from the Presidential race,
but next day it is gone ajrain.
Tbe absence of any British free-trade
circulars going round the country this
year is a fair sign that we are gome to
have a cleaner campaign than usual.
Business men who hare hitherto voted
the Democratic ticket ought to come out
at once for the party of business and pros
perity and cure their own party of its free
The young man who is to cast his first
Presidential vote this fall should join
some Republican club, and pot in good
work as well as a good vote for patriotism,
protection and prosperity.
When pugilists began to elevate the
stage there was a general murmur, but just
think what a Democratic harmony meet
ing would be like if some of them bad un
dertaken to elevate politics.
The Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Secretary
of the Interior, will please take notice on
his arrival here that our Weather Bureau
needs fixing. We wish it put back like it
used to be when May was lovely.
As it is said t^he Democratic State Con
vention will try to harmonize the two fac
tions of the party in this City, we may
look ont for the appearance of a third fac
tion calling itself "the harmonizers."
If intelligent Populists will study the
Republican Stale platform impartially,
they will find it broad enough and strong
enough for them as well as for Republi
cans. As a matter of fact it was drawn up
for tbe whole people.
A DANGEROUS BAIT.
Thb Call's information concerning the
efforts of the Southern Pacific Company to
make three-year contracts with San
Joaquin Valley shippers comes from a
trustworthy source and points to an in
teresting condition of affairs. The news
is to the effect that it is selecting certain
shippers on whose ability to keep a secret
it can depend, and is offering them special
low rates to seenre their traffic, the pur
pose being to cripple the business of the
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
Bailroad as much as possible. It is pre
sumable that this work is being prosecuted
among the merchants of San Francisco as
well as the merchants and producers of
the San Joaquin. This presumption is
based on the common knowledge that
some years ago, when a strone Eastern
railroad company took steps to run a com
peting overland road to San Francisco, it
found that the Central Pacific had become
aware of its intention and had made
special contracts covering a large part of
the traffic. The enterprise was abandoned
and San Francisco remained at the mercy
of a monopoly.
These efforts to shut out competition are
never made unless the new invader of the
field shows a formidable power. The Val
ley road is backed by men of great wealth,
ability and determination, and it is the
most serious threat that the Southern
Pacific has ever encountered. Its im
portance as a competitor could receive
no higher compliment than that
which the Southern Pacific is paying it in
this matter of special contracts. It has
entered the field with the backing of earn
est, wealthy and patriotic men, has intro
duced the radical innovation of framing its
tariffs to secure a reasonable return on the
investment and has won the sympathy
and confidence of the public. It is the
j most dangerous rival that the Southern
Pacific has ever met, and these endeavors
to securo special contracts whereby some
shippers are to be benefited at the expense
of others is a complete acknowledgment
of the fact.
Such a development as this has doubt
less been expected by the Valley road pro
moters and they are not alarmed. They
have confidence in the wisdom of the peo
ple and do not believe that any consider
able number of shippers can be induced to
pursue the suicidal, unbusinesslike and
unpatriotic course that has been opened to
them. They believe that a very large ma
jority of the people whom the new road
will serve appreciate this great opportu
nity to develop the resources and advance
the prosperity of the State. It might ba
in order for the wiser people along the
route to take such steps as will protect
them from this menace of the Southern
Pacific, as their interests are threatened
far more seriously than those of the Val
ley road. There is no likelihood that the
danger will assume serious proportions,
but prompt attention at the beginning
would destroy it.
A BANKRUPT PARTY.
If Secretary of Agriculture Morton is
not journeying West in the interest of Mr.
Cleveland's third-term boom, he should be
more cautious about the language he em
ploys. But there is no doubt that the gold
monometallism of the Democratic party
have fully made up their minds, at the
suggestion of Mr. Cleveland himself, it
may be, that he is the strongest and safest
man of their party to lead in the coming
The Democratic party, or rather the ma
chinery of the party, is altogether under
the control of the goldites, and rather than
that the party should achieve victory on a
free-silver platform they would cheerfully
accept defeat if they can hold out the or
ganization. They appear to believe sin
cerely that with Mr. Cleveland as the
party's candidate they would be able to
draw the line so broad and distinct on the
money question that the free-silver wing
would have to surrender or go over to the
It needs no very careful analysis of the
present condition of the Democratic party
to see that it is a house divided against
itself in deadly strife for supremacy, nor is
it hard to see how it is that Cleveland is
the logical and, in fact, the only available
candidate for the gold-money wing of the
party. A party shows an immense amount
of degeneracy when it is divided with one
wing being marshaled by a Dick Bland and
the other by a Grover Cleveland, but the
Democratic party is in just such a plight.
Wall street is, of coarse, pushing Cleve
land forward as the true and tried friend
of the single gold standard monetary sys
tem. That side always has ready cash to
invest in such ventures, and ready cash
being the most influential factor in Demo
cratic practical politics, the Bland side
will be at a great disadvantage.
In view of the burning anxiety of money
lenders, bond syndicates and banking in
stitutions to continue Mr. Cleveland's
financial policy for four more years, it can
very readily be understood why Secretary
Morton and other enemies of silver are
going about the country preaching the
new doctrine of two, three or any other
number of continuous terms in the White
House for the came individual, it might
be called an ante-convention educational
campaign to teach the people that Grover
Cleveland is absolutely necessary to the
Nation ; that he and he alone possesses all
the requirements for President, and that
the anti-third-term talk is merely a scare
crow set up by little and designing men.
But most people are of the opinion that
the Democratic party should go into vol
untary bankruptcy if Grover Cleveland is
the only brain assets it has left.
TO INDUSTRIAL WAGE-EARNERS
The time has come when industrial
wage-earners should actively devote them
selves U> politics. We do not mean that
those who are fortunate enough to have
employment should give it up and engage
exclusively in politics, but we do mean
that whether at work or idle they should
take a greater personal interest in the ap
proaching National campaign than is their
wont. Economic questions of vital im
portance to themselves will be the issue.
It will, indeed, be a question of remuner
ative employment, and certainly no class
of our people are more interested in that
issue than the wageman.
Continuous employment at wages that
justify one in hiring bis skill and strength
are the right of every American working
man, for in addition to his being the
strong arm of the country in its effort to
make the United States tbe leading in
dustrial, commercial and agricultural
nation, he is the first to whom the Govern
ment appeals when danger threatens the
peace and safety of the National com
It is of consequence, therefore, that the
importance of the wage-earner to the
social and political life of the peopie be
considered in the light of his worth; not
merely because he is a valuable factor, but
because it is his right as a citizen and as a
member of the Nation's social establish
In the coming National campaign the
Republican party will stand, as it always
has stood, for the rights and the best in
terests of wage-earners and of every other
j class of our people. It is the business of
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY 11, 1896.
ths Republican party effectually to dis
courage, by proper safeguards, encroach
ment upon the Nation's brawn from
Europe's hordes of cheap and pauper wage
people. It is a fundamental principle of
Republicanism that our industrial enter
prises and their armies of wageiuen shall
not be overrun or driven ont by foreign
competition, and how well this has been
done may be ascertained by comparing the
prosperity of all lines of trade, commerce
and labor when the Republican party di
rected the affairs of the people with the
uncertainty, hesitation and bankruptcy
that came upon the country contempora
neously with th* accession of the Demo
cratic party to authority in 1892.
No figures, no statistics, no elaborate
tables, no comparative exhibits are needed
to tell the country that the Republican
policy of government is not now opera
tive, for the distress of the people of all
classes, and especially of the wage class,
explains clearly enough that the Govern
ment is in the hands of a party that
boasts of a policy which brings this
country into disastrous competition with
the half-fed, half-clothed, and in some in
stances, half-civilized employes of farm,
factory, mill and mine in the old world.
It behooves the American wage-earner,
therefore, to take a lively, indeed an ag
gressive, interest in the coming campaign.
He must, in fact, do all that lies in his
power, to help rebuild the protection de
fenses which the Republican party erected
between him and the conditions whicti
prevail in Europe and Asia for their wa«e
m«n, and which baa been razed to the
ground by Grover Cleveland and his gold
bug-freetrade allies and abettors. There
is no middle ground for our wagemen. They
must declare aud work for protection
against ruinous foreign competition, or
accept Europe's and Asia's schedule of
A NEW PROPOSITION.
Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota has
introduced a joint resolution which seems
to offer the simplest and moat direct solu
tion of the railroad settlement that lias
yet been presented. It embodies the policy
upon which The Call has insisted, as it
requests the President to bring suit to
foreclose the Government's morteage.
Among the provisions is a request that the
President sue the directors and stock
holders of the Union and Central Pacific
for the value of stock taken by them and
not paid for; another to recover from the
officers, directors and stockholders the
money unlawfully diverted and appro
priated by them, the amounts recovered
by these two sets of actions to go into the
sinking funds of the roads, less 5 per cent
to be paid to special attorneys whom the
President is authorized to appoint as as
sistants to the Attorney-General; another
to recover the amount of main-line earn
ings that have been invested in branch
lines and to seenre the Government's in
terest in the bonds and stocks of other
companies held by the owners of the aided
roads, and still another to recover the
Government land held by the companies.
An appropriation of $100,000 for carrying
out the provisions of the resolution is pro
vided for. Mr. Pettigrew announced that
he intended to address the Senate on the
The resolution covers every point in
volved in the case, including the pro
tection of the first-mortgage bondholders.
Conspicuous among its merits is the fact
that it takes the matter out of the bands
of Congress and places it in those of the
President, where itha3 belonged all along.
There is not a single one of its provisions
that adds to the power and authority
already vested in the President by law.
It is well, however, that sucu a resolution
should pass, as it would express the senti
ment of the country and i;ave a moral
effect on the President in holding him to
the discharge of his duty.
The measure completely destroys the
bugaboo of the first-mortgage debt. A
successful issue of the suits requested to
be brought, added to the amount which
would be secured at foreclosure sale,
woyld produce a sum more than sufficient
to extinguish both the first and second
; mortgage debts. The telegraphed con
densation of the resolution does not say
whether it is proposed that the Union and
Central roads should be offered for sale as
one line. Likely it does not make such a
provision, but that point can be easily
covered in the pleadings aud decree. As
to whether or not the resolution will pass,
that is another matter. It may possibly
get through the Senate. In any event
Senator Pettigrew will make a speech con
cerning it, and that will be a very valu
able addition to the record.
The remarkable success attending the de
velopment of the petroleum industry in the
southern part of the State is leading to impor
tant discoveries and the extension of opera
tions. The San Bernardino Sun says:
O. Robert*, a resident of the San Timotco Can
yon, near Xl Casco, is the possessor of an oil well
without the trouble of boring for it. For some
years pant be has noticed oil bubbling out of- the
ground along the banks of a small utream on his
ranch. Itecent reports of oil and coal discoveries
Id this vicinity, but several miles west of where
Mr. Roberts lives, turned his attention more foro
ibly than b fore to the matter and he collected
samples of the oil. He found that it will burn aud
appears to be of the same character as the oil
now produced in Los Angeles. Mr. Roberts will
not sink; a well at present, bat will endeavor to
pipe and collect the oil as It Msnea from the natu
ral channel of exit already existing.
This indicates that important discoveries
await thorough prospecting throughout that
region. In this connection it is pleasing to
learn from the Redland Facts that a company
has been formed to develop the oil fields in the
hills south of that city.
They have Invested $ 100 apiece with which
to begin work, each to bear his proper share of
expenses, and receive an equal share of earned
profits. They have filed on 320 acres, twenty
acres each — which is allowed by the Govern
ment as a mineral claim— in the hills sonth of
Red'.ands, on the Moreno road, about four and
a half miles from Kedlandt. The necessary
machinery has been sent for and a shaft will
be sunk as soon as possible. Considerable
promoting has been done for oil in this vicin
ity, indications of which and the veins of oil
huve been traced from I'uente through Red
lands and the hills adjoining it, and it is be
lieved the oil found in Puente and Los Angeles
is from the same veins which pass through
here flowing toward the coast.
In discussing the matter editorially, the San
Bernardino Times- Index says :
No more hopeful sign of the times has been ex
hibited in this valley tor many n day than the or
ganisation of a company to proipect for coal, oil
and gas in the bills along Heche Canyon. TLa: !t
may be successful In profoundly to be hoped, but
even that is a consideration secondary to anothrr
fact, viz., that the people of this city have at last
recosniied that tl:are are other means of natural
wealth, and other methods of extorting it from
the earth than by the medium of fruit trees. The
latter is a great Industry, but nature did not limit
the resources of this valley to that atone.
The organization of this corporation signifies
that a larg» number of the men of capital in this
city and in Remands are aroused to the truth that
these cities may be enriched by other means than
by money poured In their laps from the East. The
money received from that source is poured out
again for a thousand things which might be pro
duced here at home, and the firet requisite for
thair manufacture is a supply of cheap fuuL Th»
theory of home industry is. If possible, even bet
ter applied u> our own city and our own county
than to the country at large. Uke charity, It be
gins directly at home.
Santa Barbara is a long distance from the
principal gold mining centers in California
and is in a section which has secured iv great
est iame irom its superb semi-tropical or*
chard products. It it therefore all the more
significant to seothe Kettt of that city, In com
mon with the ; pavers ? published ;in the full
glare of gold mining rejuvenescence, realise
that California is on tlia eve of a great gold
mining revival. Our contemporary has the
wisdom to know that such a movement points
to better times for every section and in
dustry In the State. With their large circu
lation and influence in the Eastern States th«
papers of Southern California can do useful
work In calling attention to the unequalod op
portunities existing in California for profitable
investment in mining properties. The New
It will not be a speculative boom, but a rush of
bona-ude nomo-gcekers, who will come to stay and
cam their fortunes with us. it will boa erase for
development, a crate for bettering and beautify
ing the country that the hands of nature left as
the most . perfect In the world. It will be a
rivalry in gardens,- In homes. In lovely roads, In
comforting walks, it institutions of learning, In
physical training— in a word, this favored land
will be appreciated and Its people more generous,
more intellectual and more perfect physically.
In that coming day we will have new blood and
better blood— a new people without the traditions
and without the* lndolence Of the present Inhabi
tants. They will come from less genial climes, but
they will brine their energy, their enterprise,
their taste and love for the beautiful.
While gold mining is receiving so much at
tention there Is uncommon activity among the
copper mines in the northern end of the State.
The Yreka Journal has this to say: ,
Several claim* of copper ledges have lately been
located at the head of Indian (.reek, above Happy
Camp, In this county, along the Coast Range di
riding Slsktyoa and Del Norte counties, and also
on the head of the , Illinois Hi vi r. which' rises at
the Del Norte and Hlsklyou boundary, running
northward into Josephine County, Or. The ledges
also contain considerable gold and silver and it Is
probable that other rich discoveries of gold and
cinnabar may be found on Msklyou Mountain,
near Preston's Peak, at Copper lake. Copper
Lake evidently feeds the Illinois River and Alt
bouse Creek, running down the north side of the
Sislclyon Mountain Into Oregon, and also Indian
Cre«k and Thompson Creek, running southward
into Klumatn River, near Happy Camp. •
This indicates a serious lack of thorough ex
ploration and prospecting to discover the min
eral wealth lying hidden in the northern
mountains. The great copper mine at Waldo
has turned the attention of the world to the
rich possibilities of that section. The Crescent
City Courier says:
Mr. Elmer of the copper mines Is to be back from
Baltimore about May 1, when a bustle will' begin
at Waldo. The company has bought the Strong
farm, which lies across the mouth of the ravine |
upon which the mines are situated, and this will
be used as a base of supplies. The company is a
strong one and will probably expend some > 200,
-000 In development work ned a first-class smelting
plant within twelve months. Then Is no question
as to the extent of the copper deposits or the com
pany's financial ability.
The transformation of the Laundry Farm
(Alameda County) steam railroad into an elec
tric road and its consolidation with the Ala
meda, Oakland and Piedmont electric system
will probably be celebrated about the 25th
inst. by a grand excursion and picnlcof school
children, as the Alameda Encinal announces
that J. H. Young, representing the company,
has made a proposition to that effect to the
Alameda Board of Education.
The San Jose Mercury calls attention to the
serious injury which the customs authorities
are working to the prune industry of Cali
fornia. They are admitting stuffed prunes as
dried prunes, whereas in reality they are a
confection, and instead of exacting the duty
of 12% cents a pound imposed on confections
they require only 1% cent* a pound, which is
the already too low rate on dried prunes. Our
contemporary thus described the article:
The stuffed prune v a prone within a prune.
Both are highly supared, the pits are removed,
and within a large prune is placed a small one.
They have not the slightest relation to the dried
product. They are essentially a candy, and yet
they are not required to pay a tariff higher than
that which la imposed on dried prunes.
In addition to the wrong done prune-growers
is that which California manufacturers of
glace fruits are made to suffer by this course.
This is steadily becoming a great industry, for
the glace fruits manufactured in this State are
superior to those produced anywhere else in
the world. More than that, they are the
purest, daintiest and roost wholesome Con
fection in the market, and th© development of
the market for California products should give
careful attention to this product. Prune
growers and glace-fruit manufacturers are
equally interested In moving to stop this evil.
The people at Hanford evidently appreciate
the value of the Valley rond, as is witnessed by
the following paragraph from the Hanford
C. J. nobler and B. A. Fassett, the latter repre
senting the W. W. Batemah estate, have made a
tender of sixteen lots to the Hanford Valley rail
road committee, In case the Valley road will pass
through the eastern part of the city. The lota are
to be donated, without price, and deeds will tte
given when called for. Tbe lots are on the line of
survey made In the eastern part of the city. This
is the proper spirit, and before many days there
are o:hers who are expected to be as liberal. A
strong pall will be made to secure the building of
the road on the east side of the city.
A similar feeling is displayed throughout the
San Joaqnin Valley.
The San Bernardino Sun says that the Colom
bia Colonization Company has filed deeds to
several thousands of acres of land which it has
bought in the Mojave Desert. This is the com
pany organised to impound the waters of the
Mojave River at a point above their disappear
ance. Says our exchange:
Near Victor the Mojave River poors its waters
through a narrow gorge of solid rock, an ideal place
for such a dam as the one proposed, for i he founda
tion, when bedrock was reached, with the solid
rock for the sides, would make a foundation for a
dam that would be as solid as the rock luelf, to be
constructed at a very low estimate of cost com
pared to tbe immense amount of water tbe reser
voir would contain.
Tbe proposei dam will bold 186,000,000,000 pal
lons of water, being twenty-six times the capacity
of tbe Bear Valley Reservoir, while there is plenty
of the finest and richest of Southern California soil
right at hand that could be made fertile with this
water placed upon it.
The work of constructing the dam is to be
begun at once.
Southeastern Oregon is really more a part of
California than of Oregon, as the natural
webtern outlet of the broad and wonderfully
fertile basin of the Klamath lakes is the Sacrn
mento Valley and the bay of San Francisco
As yet this splendid empire is undeveloped
and now the Klamath Republican is urging the
residents to bestir themselves, and they could
do no better than follow its advice. It says:
We would suggest to the people of Klamath
Falls and vicinity, and In ibis matter all creeds
and parties can unite, that it might be well to
organise at an early date a board of trade, Alpine
or Crater Lake club, or at least a society devoted to
advertlsiur the material interest, of our coontrv
whatever Its designation might be. A citizen of
Klamath County when abroad In centers of busi
ness beyond the mountains Is constantly snr
prlsed at the evident ignorance of even our lead
ing officials and business men in resarit to the
native resources of Southeastern Oregon They
even look incredulous If you happen to mention
that 100.000 acre, of allnvlal lands in our ha Sln
only await the advent of oapital to make them by
comparatively inexpensive irrigation, capable of
producing from five to eight tons of alfalfa hay
per acre annually ; that, barring tv, mile of raging
water at Klamaih Falls, our lakes w»,,id afford
about sUty miles of steam navigation within the
llmiU of our fertile basin; that «30.000,000 worth
of lumber I. represented by the pine tn,e» which
clothe the Cascades within easy access of a safe
and reliable water-power, equal m volume to that
afforaed by the f.lls of St. Anthony at Minneapo
lis. Let us organize and act in conduction with
the Mar-amai and Crater Lake clnba In other local
ltles In advertising our advantages and attractions.
That iron in great quantities exists in the
mountains separating the coast vaileys from
the San Joaqnin ha» been known a long time,
but the following announcement by th© Hol
listerJFWc Lance indicates that the extent of
this undeveloped wealth has never been fully
Mr. Al Leonard of ban Benlte was In town last
Monday, and showed us a> couple of samples of
Iron from hit mine, some thirty-four miles south
of San lii-ui (i. above Hernandez, located Dartly iv
this county and Fresno County. Mr. Leonard feels
very hopeful aa to the outlook of this mine, as he
was in ban Francisco recently with camples of
ore. and a number of capitalists of that City be
came quite enthusiastic over the ore, offering to
contract with him Immediately for from SIX) to
1000 tons, at an excellent price, delivered at Tre»
Pinoa. A party will be down about the 20th of
this month to make a careful examination of the
I mine, which consists of two large mountains cou
talning an nnllmlted quantity of the ore. A bent
one ton will be taken ont Immediately and shipped
to -Swansea, Wales, as a trial order. Shonlrt every
thing «o all ng-nt Mr. Leonard will contract to de
liver 160 long dally at Tres Plnos, which will be
the means of throwing a great deal of money into
An illustration of the fact that general dam
age from untoward weather fs impossible in
California U furnished by the following state
ment in th* Lompoc Record:
It la a wonderfully bad season when Lompoc
does not receive sufficient rain to Insure fair crops.
They were doubtful this spring as to the prospect,
but the unlooked-for came at the very ti mo when
the moat Rood could be accomplished and in time
to give promise of a fall summer crop. Three
Inches of rainfall at this time Is of greater benefit
than fifteen prior to March 15. A full mustard
crop is assured. Beans and potatoes, and In fact
all other late crops, will come up to any former
yield If pot in with proper care. The early sown
barley will not be a full crop owing to the fact that
It Is too far advanced, nut all tne late sown barley
will b* the better tor having been put in late.
The Mirror is a bright new paper which ia
working ably to make known the resources of
Bonrguignon £ Bourns have started the Caih
fornia Garden at San Jose. It is exceedingly
valuable, at it treats floriculture in California,
which is very different from the art as followed
in the Eaitern Slates. Mr. Bourgntgnon Is one
of the most expert growers in the State, haying
followed the business for many years.
Klamath Fall*, Klamath County, Or., has *
handsome new paper called the Republican.
The Coast Advocate, published at Halfmoon
Bay, has entered its sixth volume with all the
vigor which attended its starting.
The newspaper fraternity of the Btat* learns
with sorrow of the death of Thad J. McFarland,
the able editor of the Folsom Telegraph.
The Gilroy Gazette is already fondly hoping
tnat because it had begun only its sixteenth
year it is, like wive, better for age.
Del Norte is congratulating its able Record for
entering its eighteenth volume.
William Ayers, the veteran editor of the
Wettern Watchman, published at Eureka, has
resigned tne active management of the paper
to his son, William S. Ayers, one of the bright
est and most promising native sons that the
state has produced.
The Calamity Howler is a sharp and bright
little paper that tbe associated newsboys of
Portland, Or., have established.
The Riverside Reflex has begun Its ninth
volume with an acknowledgment of the gen
erous appreciation which its efforts in behalf
of the county have received.
The Santa Clara Journal, one of the ablest and
most indefatigable promoters of prosperity in
the State, has begun its twenty-ninth year.
That its intelligent efforts are appreciated is
shown by Its aspect of prosperity.
The ganger Herald has begun its eighth year
of Industry and success.
The Kern County (Bakersfield) Echo has re
duced iv subscription price to 25 cents a
month and expects an enlarged subscription
H. A. McCraney, formerly editor of the Lake
oort Avalanche and latterly deputy clerk of the
Supreme Court, has started the Sacramento
Ci >i'ity I^rigrr at East Park, a suburb of Sacra
m to. He is displaying the old vigor and
abUliy that gave him so much prominence in
Tbe Southern Signal Is a bright illustrated
paper that has made its appearance at Santa
Yates Sterling, U. S. X., is at the Occidental
Dr. L. W. Benebe of Sebastopol Is on a vist to
C. P. Rlndon and wife of Stockton are at the
Dr. William £. Goamc of London, B. C, is at
H. C. Smith of tbe Fresno Flour Company is
at the Occidental.
F. A. Manricso and wife, of Los Angeles, Cal.,
are at the Cosmopolitan.
J. K. O'Neill, a miner from Jackson, Amador
County, is a guest at the Grand.
A. G. Rivera and wife and Tonito Orfila of
Los Angeles are at the Cosmopolitan.
Thomas B. Hall of Hall, Lewis & Co. of Sac
ramento, the "pig-men," is at the Grand.
Sol Benas and wife of N'ewman, Merced
County, are registered at the Cosmopolitan.
H. H. Walsh, a leading attorney of Fresno,
and his wtte are guests of Major William
Fahey of the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
M. G. Tonini. the Italian agent of the Union
Pacific Railroad, is at present In New York.
He Is en route to this City after a three months'
tour through Europe.
C. B. Wingate, manager of some of the big
gest minis at Laporte, Flumas County, is
stopping at the Occidental Hotel. Mr. Win
gate is interested with an English nyndieate
and Is on his return from a trip to London,
England, having made his yearly report
John Mcßobie, formerly manager of the
Western Union Telegraph Company in this
City, has been appointed manager of the office
of the company at th« Union Stock Yards, Chi
cago. This Is one of the most important offices
of the Western Union in the West and Mr. Mc-
Robie may well be congratulated on his good
THE GIRL OF TO-DAY.
Dear, delightful maid!
Bright-eyed, and red-lipped.
So lissom and fair.
What's the mystic charm
That most beguiles one
When your are near?
0 food girl, with the
New Woman's wiles galore.
If to be with yon ,
Simply, no more— to
In feminine mind?
Of woman's beauty,
Y ell groomed, fall of life,
In raiment dainty-
Sheeny silks from looms
So conning, work of
Oriental art? /
Spell or enchantment
Had 'an 1 like light?
That glorious grace,
A girl's crowning one.
Joyful gayety :
Of a happy heart?
Or, I* it only -
Siren* sinful son;,
Coquette's cruel wrong,
Owl's gifts abusing—
Ulfts lie's show'r'd upon
Your sex diviner.
The act snpremest '
Of Ills creation?
.No! Perish the thn-xlit !
'Tls none of these.
It's— me believe—
Your womanly way,
Subtle, sweet, lovely,
1a a wichery . .
Thai's Heavenly wise,
• Daughter of Eve!
F. HowxKd AjrsM In Toronto Globe.
"Can I write my name under the received
payment on this bill?" asked the collector,
who likes to put things as delicately as pos
"No, thank you," replied Mr. Brokeljr. "I'm
no autograph fiend."— Yonkers Home Journal.
H«r grandmother was so ill that the report
got about that sbe was dead.
A sympathetic old gentleman met the child
in tbe street.
'•Aud when is your grandmother to be buried,
my dear?" be asked ber.
"Not till sho is dead, sir,"— Answers.
"Who," asked the professoress, '-was Me
"Medusa," said the young woman who was
feeling about tne under side of tbe bench for
her gum, "Medusa was the lady who gave
every one who looked at her an attack of tbe
marble heart"— lndianapolis Journal.
Magistrate— Why didn't you answer to your
Vagrant— Beg pardon, Jedge, but I forgot wot
name I gave las' night.
Magistrate— Didn't yon give your own name?
Vagrant— No, Jedge, I'm travelln' Incog.—
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Theodore W. Daviet, ex-British Consul at
Honolulu, and guardian of the Princess
Kauilani of the Hawaiian Islands, was among
the arrivals on the Monowai yesterday. Ho is
at the Palace.
Tb« gentleman is on his way to London, but
will spend about a month In different cities of
this country and Canada. Talking about the
Princess, whoso cause he so long championed
before and after the last revolution, when
Prevident Dole's Government came into power,
he said :
"The young Princess is now at Mentone. in
the south of France, in school. I was for a
long time her guardian, but sho is of age now;
In fact she is 20 instead of 18 years old. The
Princess has been at Mentone for some time
Theodore W. Da vies, ex-British Consul at Honolulu, and Long the Guardian of
the Beautiful Princess Kauilani.
[Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.]
and will probably remain there for some time
"The Legislature of Hawaii, which recently
convened, has voted her a pension of $2000 a
year. It is the first money given her, for since
the revolution she has not received a penny.
'•No, the Princess has cot a large estate of
her own. She has only a little private land.
All the old estates of the royal family are now
vested in Mr. Bishop, who is now there. His
wife, who was of the royal family, gave away a
good deal of property in different ways.
"Do I think the present iorm of Government
in Hawaii is permanent? Well, as I under
stand the Government it does not lay claims
to permanency as It is. It is simply seeking
an alliance with the United States. Whatever
may be tbe ultimate outcome of the matter it
is not claimed for the Government that It is
permanent, though it might become per
"The first Legislature, now in session, is try
ing to arrange the finances in a better way. It
has only got fairly started thus far.
"Hawaii givos evidence of becoming quite
prosperous. There will be a larger crop of ,
sugar this year than usual. For two years we
have had drouths. Tnis year has been par
ticularly favorable and the sugar crop is large
and the prices good.
"The crop of Cuba has fallen from an aver
age product cf 1,000,000 tons in an ordinary
year to but 150,000 tons this year. The reason
is because of the war, which has almost totally
ruined the sugar crop of Cuba. The Hawaiian
people are feeling encouraged at the present
prices for sugar, and you know there every
thing depends on sugar.
"A great many people in Hawaii have gone
into coffee recently and the product of coffee
down in those islands will be materially in
creased during the next few years."
A USEFUL HOUSE GOWN.
A flannel of black and sage green stripes,
witb trimmings of black satin ribbon, forms
this charming and comtortable house gown,
which is fitted to the figure by one dart on
either side of the front, ties the usual back
forms, which form godet effects below the
waist. The sleeve ia of the leg-o'-mutton
A light blue crepon had the lace set on to
outline a square yoke, and falling over the
sleeves. An inch border of brown fur finished
the edge of the ruffle. The front of the gown
was hooked ud invisibly, and a bow of white
ribbon with long ends finished the front. The
neck had a collar of white satin with tiny
points of the blue edged with fur set on either
side of the front.
A plain nntrimmed wrapper of pink flannel
is most serviceable, as U may easily be laund
ered. A collarette of white nainsook with a
narrow Val. lace can be made detachable, with
turn-up cuffs to match. Or a pointed lace
collar may be made into elaborate accessory
by sewing a ruffle of bright striped ribbon
around it, making it into a point at each point
of the lace collar and tecking it there. A white
flannel gown with white lace collar and blue
and white striped ribbon was very dainty.
This model is very useful for wrappers of
wash fabrics, and is at the same time appro
priate for making up handsome tea gowns of
any fabric, the trimming changing the char
acter of the garment entirely.
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE.
Professor Roentgen has had the honorary citi
zenship of his native town, Lennep, in Rhen
ish Prussia, conferred upon him in honor of
his great discovery.
The Sultan of Turkey has a mania for collect-
Ing carriages. He has nearly 500 of them, and
often loses half an hoar before deciding in
which one will ride.
Herbert H. Smith, the author of "Brazil, the
Amazon aud the Coast," has presented to Cor
nell University his collection of books on
Suuth America, consisting of about 700 vol
umes and 800 pamphlets.
Emperor Menetek specially honors Jews at
bis court. He asserts that h» is tbe possessor
of the genuine «rk of tbe covenant, and that it
was transported by miracle from Palestine to
'Abyssinia. As did the Levites, the priests of
his church still dance before it on the most
joyful occasions of worship.
It Is announced that "the Kaiser has con
fided his latest artistic efforts, 'After Sedan*
and 'The Charge of the Guard at St. Poavit.' to
the well-known battle-paiuter, Herr Roech
ling, who will put a few finishing touches to
the imperial masterpieces."
By the death of Rev. Dr. Frederick Buege,
Bishop of Chrlstiania, Norway, Scandinavia
loses one of its best-known theologians.
Bishop Bugge was formerly professor of the
ology at the University of Chrlstiania and was
the author of a number ol books.
Spanish papers announce the marriage of
the eldest daughter of General Martines
Campos, the predecessor of General Weyler in
Cuoa, and the Marquis of Cayo del Key. Gen
eral Campos ia now in Germany with his sec
ond daughter, who is extremely ill.
Miss Lizzie Bradley of Peoria, 111., who haa
already given that city a hospital, a home for
aged women, a church, and a park of 145
acres, has declared her intention of imme
uiately erecting a Polytechnic Institute, which,
ivith its endowments and appurtenances, will
represent a cost of $1,000,000.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ludlow, the mother of the
well-known New Yorker, Robert Center, who
was killed while riding a bicycle on the West
ern boulevard in New York some months ago,
has given his entire estate, valued at $150,000,
to endow in his memory a fund for instruction
in music at Columbia College.
The newly elected president of Kenyon Col
lege at Gambier, Ohio, W. F. Pierce, is but 28
years old. He has been professor of philosophy
at Kenyon for the last three years, and was
graduated in 1888 from Amherst, an institu
tion which has done its full share in giving
professors and presidents to Western colleges.
During some private theatricals at the Saxon
court recently the Crown Princess Frederick
took the part of a maid servant. The ex
tremely realistic way In which she portrayed
a vulgar young woman moistening and polish
ing a leather shoe brought her a reproof from
the Kin* himself, who said: "We are among
ourselves, it is true: but even then a royal
princess ought not to play so exactly the man.
neis of a maid."
California, glace fruits, sOc lb. Townsend's.*
«. — «. — •
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—New York Evening World.
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"T here's one satisfaction," said the man of
family. "He can't ask very many of 'em with
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