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MONDAY ...AUGUST 17, 1896
.;'.■;•"';': THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
PATRIOTISM, PROTECTION
and PROSPERITY.
FOB PRESIDENT-
WILLIAM McKINLEY, of Ohio
FOX VICF-PREBIDEXT—
GARRET A. HOBA.RT, ef New Jersey
ELECTION NOVEMBER 3. 1896.
The way to win i« to organize and De
mocracy cannot organize.
Many a Democrat says the tariff is not
an issue, but none of them tell us why.
It seems that in this campaign the Wil
son tariff cannot set even its windmills at
work.
In tbe Eastern States when a man says
he is for Bryan they ask him "Which
Bryan?"
Some folks object to Bryan's youth, but
he seems to be rather old for the amount
he knows.

The only course open for Bryan is to
drop both Sewall and Watson and play a
lone hand.
Contrast the record of McKinley with
that of Bryan and then make up your
mind how to vote.
A tariff that does not protect the indus
tries of this country will never be satisfac
tory to either its capital or its labor.
When there is plenty of work there is
plenty of money, and the election of Mc-
Kinley will give plenty everywhere.
By the time the campaign is fairly open
the music of protection will swell on every
gale and find an echo in every home.
The liveliest quickstep in the way of
Democratic music thia year will be "Kun,
boys, run, or the tariff will catch yon."
After the campaign is over there will be
money in it for Bryan to travel as a lec
turer with an exhibit of dissolving views.
If the report be true that the mantle of
Jefferson has fallen on Bryan we may as
\vell put it down as the longest fall on
record.
Democracy advises the country not to
monkey with tbe tariff any more, and it
must be admitted that Democracy has had
experience.
As Mr. Bryan is reputed to be a roost
excellent man in private life the New York
Sun very pertinently suggests that he ought
then to stay in private life.
The Cleveland administration stopped
almost all Dusiness except that of the pawn
broker and the Sheriff, but it will be differ
ent after McKinley is inaugurated.
An honest dollar with a chance to earn
it by honest labor is worth more to the
American workingman any day than a
wild-goose dollar with no cHance to catch
iv
The odd thing about the local Demo
cratic factions is that while both are
tarred with the same stick it is impossible
to get them together and make them stick.
There most be something wrong with the
tar.
When you see a man suddenly turn
from his course and walk across the street
don't jump to the conclusion that he is
trying to dodge a dun. He may be only
a Democrat trying to evade the tariff
issue.
McKinley, the champion of prosperity,
and Bryan, the apologist of disaster, stand
in such sharp, well-defined contrast to one
another that no intelligent American needs
a campaign education to teach him how
to vote.
"When you are bunting around for the
chief issue of the campaign don't overlook
the fact that under Republican adminis
trations the country was prosperous and
under Democratic control everything went
to smash.
As Secretary Morton says McKinley is
too much of a bimetailist to suit him, we
would be glad to have Mr. Morton make a
race for the Presidency on the single gold
standard and see how many people -he
would suit.
The Massachusetts Democrat who told
the National Committee of his party,
'"What we want in our State is money and
not Bryan," struck the keynote of the
campaign. The whole country is shout
ing for the same thing.
Sewall and Watson are in the position
of two men who have met on a narrow
path along a precipice where they can
neither pass one another nor turn back.
One must lie down and let the other walk
over him or both must go to destruction
together.
In addition to adopting a platform de
claring for bimetallism the ReDubiican
party placed upon it as a candidate for the
Presidency a man who has both voted and
spoken in favor of a larger use of silver
money, and as a consequence it can rightly
claim the support of every true bimetal
list and every intelligent friead of silier. j
HE IS WORRIED.
The young man from Nebraska is
greatly worried because the people of Xew
fork failed to appreciate the grandeur and
he loftiness of his Madison-square Gar
ien speech, and he proposes to return to
hem and give an oratorical performance
ivhich shall so stir their obtuse minds that
hey will Enow a good thing hereafter
vhen they see it. Mr. Bryan volunteers
in explanation of the circumstances under
which he prepared his notification speech,
md bow it happened that he concluded to
•cad it from manuscript. He concludes
lis review of the mental process which
mlminated in so prosy an effort by saying
hat only two persons saw the speech be
'ore he delivered it, and they suggested no
changes. Those who know Mr. Bryan
well will understand why those two per
sons refrained from suggesting changes.
The egotism of the man seems to be
boundless, but if he will allow questions
io be put to him when he essays to answer
Bourke Cockran, he will at least prove to
the public, if not to himself, that his knowl
?dg9 of the science of government is pain
fully superficial. Mr. Bryan's power lies
in daring assertion clothed in pleasing
rhetoric, but when asked to give a logical
reason for his belief he goes to pieces and
presents a wretched spectacle, and, more
over, he cannot quickly recover from em
barrassment. The trouble with Mr. Bryan
is be is not a student.
He jumps at conclusions and relies upon
his matchless oratory to convince his
hearers, ano knowing himself that when
Lt comes to a critical analysis of any of his
propositions he is distressingly weak,
be refuses to be drawn into a col
loquy. In his joint debates, so called, he
always drives ahead with a set speech,
without referring at all to what his oppo
nent says. It needed the Madison-square
liarden speech to show the people how
rambling, uncertain and superficial Mr.
Bryan really is. As a*friend of his once
said, "Will can always have things bis
awn way in a district that is not too large
tor him to run on his shape and oratorical
powers."
As for the obtuseness ,of Mr. Bryan's
New York audience, that is a personal
matter between himself and those who
went out to hear him speak. If they went
out of curiosity and did not enthuse it
was because they were disappointed. If
they went to be edified and failed to see
anything to enlighten them in bis speech,
the fault was Mr. Bryan's, but he labored
under the disadvantage of addressing a
people who are used to listening to really
great men. But Mr. Bryan will make a
great mistake if he crosses swords with
Bourke Cockran. It would be very much
such a spectacle as would be an attack
upon Gibraltar by an unarmored canai
boat, but perhaps the "divinity" which Mr.
Bryan believes is "shaping events" for
bis own and humanity's good is leading
him into a trap from which even his good
luck rabbit's loot would be unable to re
lease him. ______________
PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT FIRST.
Mr. Bland says the free coinage of silver
is of paramount importance because of
the crying necessity for a higher range of
prices for commodities. That opening
the mints to the free and unlimited coin
age of silver dollars would stimulate
prices wonderfully there is no doubt, nor
is there any doubt that the people should
get more money for the product of their
labor; but Mr. Bland's proposition does
not promise any relief. On the contrary
any advance in the price of commodities —
in the cost of living— to the people while
they are in enforced idleness would be a
crime.
Since the repeal of protection laws by
the Democratic party there has been a
steady shrinkage in the output of our in
dustrial plants and a corresponding in
crease in the number of idle wage-earners,
and ibis sort of thing is bound to continue
until protection is again secured to our
mills and factories so that they may give
labor an opportunity to earn wages. The
opening of the mints to silver would not
open a shop or a factory, for that which
closed them and which is still keeping
them closed continues to be master of the
situation; we mean the Wilson- Gorman
tariff act. What tbe people want first is
an opportunity to earn money, and there
will be no opportunity until we have a
law that will protect our labor from out
side competition.
Mr. Bland is quite in harmony with
waere-earners and wage-payer-, but what
is the Bense, they want to know, of coin
ing silver dollars until we have removed
the cause of the enforced idleness in the
industrial lines? It is not more money,
nor bimetallism by international or any
other kind of agreement, that is wanted
just now; but what is wanted is the re
vival of our industrial enterprises and
steady employment for labor. When that
is secured let the mints be opened to
silver; but meanwhile do not let us forget
the millions of idle working people who
are begging for an opportunity to earn a
decent living, and who will not have a
decent living until our sources of labor
employment are protected against the
products of cheap foreign labor. We want
silver coinage because, as Mr. Bland says,
it will advance prices of goods and wares,
but we do not want to advance prices until
labor is so employed that it can buy its
supplies at advanced prices. Let us pro
vide work for the idle millions first, and
then take up the money question.
PERSONALITY OF CANDIDATES.
It has always been the custom of the
Republican party to leave the personality
of its candidates for President entirely out
of tbe issue and present its argument to
the people on economic principles. In
selecting candidates their fitness was con
sidered, of coarse, but the party has never
admitted that any particular individual
was necessary to it. The St. Louis con
vention made no departure from that rule,
alt dough the rank and file did express a
very decided preference for Major McKin
ley, but rather for the reason that his
prominent identification with the tariff
act of 1890 would be a double rebuke to the
Democratic party for repealing it and
bringing disaster upon the country, than
because he was superior to all otbei leaders
of the party in statesmanship. The "Mc-
Kinley act" gave the country phenomenal
business prosperity, wniie the act which
superseded it caused commercial wreck
and ruin everywhere, and the people
desired that the act of 1890 should be vin
dicated by the man for whom the act was
named.
But the managers of the Democratic
party are disposed to crowd the person
ality of their candidate to the front at the
expense of their party's declaration of
principles, which is a very foolish thing
to do, for by comparison Mr. Bryan ap
pears a very insignificant individual.
Aside from being his party's choice for
President, Major McKinley has a soldier's
record that is unspotted. His courage,
his devotion to the Union and his influ
ence for good during the dark days of the
rebellion greatly strengthened the cause.
As * statesman Mr. McKiuley stands at
the head, because he demonstrated in
Congress and as Governor of his State
that ho lias no superior as a political
TilJB SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1506.
economist. In fact, it may be said that
some of the most important legislation
the country has had since the Declaration
of Independence originated with Major
McKinley, and it may be said, too, that
he is most highly esteemed by the states
men of other countries for his broad and
comprehensive views upon public con
cerns. Major McKinley did not need to
be nominated for President to give him
fame. He bad that already.
Bat how is it with Mr. Bryan? He
served two terms in Congress and be
trayed his party. He made speeches on
the floor of Congress that only amused
members. No one thought them of suf
ficient consequence to warrant a reply.
As a lawyer he failed utterly. He betrayed
his State party into the bauds of the
Populists two years ago. He hired his
name to a newspaper to inveigle farmers
into subscribing for it. He Hired himself
to silver mine owners to "boom" the free
and unlimited coinage of the metal by the
Government. He watched his opportunity
in the Chicago convention to down Bland,
to whose candidacy he was pledged, to
stamDede the delegates to himself. Ac
cording to Populist testimony he agreed
to sell out his running-mate, Sewall, for
Populist indorsement. At Maaison-square
Garden he urged that a war of classes be
declared— a war of labor against capital.
If Mr. Bryan wants to make tbe campaign
on the personality of the candidates, why,
let him, but it would be Dad for Bryan.
SPAIN'S BIG BLUFF.
The people of the United States have ex
hibitedLa good deal of sympathy for the
Cuban insurgents, and a good many fili
bustering expeditions have sailed away
from this country with arms and men for
Cuban service. All these things have had
the effect of stimulating the Cubans to
greater effort to secure their independence
—and also to destroy the plantations of
those who were hostile to them. And now
comes Spain making a demand upon the
United States for enough money to cover
all the losses that individuals and the
Government have sustained by reason of
the aid and sympathy our people have ex
tended to the reoels. But Spain has not
collected the bill yet.
It is a little curious that Spain should
make such a claim for it is an admission
that war actually exists in Cuba. Hitherto
tbe Madrid Government has insisted that
the Cuban affair was nothing more than
raids by organized bands of highwaymen,
and that the island was not in a state of
war at all. It cannot be possible that
Spain expects to collect a dofJar from the
United States on account of property de
stroyed in Cuba. There is a bluff game
being played, no doubt, and it is just pos
sible that it all may culminate in serious
trouble between the two nations.
It is safe to say that if Spain has con
cluded that Cuba cannot be conquered, the
better way to let her go would be, the
Madrid Government would naturally con
clude, to make a war with the United
States an excuse for it; besides, were
Spain to admit her inability to subjugate
the Cuban rebels she would have a re
bellion at home to overthrow the king
dom, and hence a war with the United
States would be a good thing to quiet the
republicans in the home country and fur
nish an excuse for releasing Cuba.
But whatever the purpose may be in
filing claims that would probably aggre
gate $50,000,000, it is clear there is no ex
pectation that the United States could be
persuaded to pay a nickel. Tho people
of this country would make life a burden
to any administration that would give
Spain aid and comfort in her war upon the
Cuban republic, and it is a republio by
Spain's own admission. Claims for dam
ages are not filed until the troubles are all
over and tbe amount of the damages as
certained, but in this case there is a de
mand without the slightest intimation of
bow much money is wanted. Our diplo
matic service at Washington is weak and
lame, but the people will take the- matter
into their own hands when the time
comes. ________________
COAST EXCHANGES.
The new editor of the Los Gatos Mail has
swung his publication into line for the genuine
American policy of a protective tariff. tie is
inclined to a belief in the free coinage of
American silver, but he \ tempers belief with
reason. In fact, be contends that "while the
free coinage of our silver at the ratio of 16 to
1 may be a safe venture, we know that a high
protective " tariff \ for American j products is a
safe system for the people of , the United States
to maintain." 'Considering that "under the
existing mixed : conditions of \ our political
affairs,' lt seems almost impossible to harmon
ize these two predominant, popular, American
ideas," he deems protection "the first-to-be
[ chosen safeguard of the Nation— to start ; the
now rusting machinery .: of our .country , into
activity"— and trusts '.''to see bimetallism fol
low in its wake as soon as such a course is
warranted by the intelligence of the majority
of the American people." "
Charles W. Campbell, lawyer and journalist,
has accepted the editorial chair of the Long
Beach Eye. He doubtless intends to keep the
Eye wide open and free from mote or beam. V
. From the Shasta Courier we learn that the
Humboldt and Trinity County Toll Road Com
pany has been organized with a capital stock
of $12,000,' the principal place of business be
ing Eureka and the length of ; franchise fifty
years. The route ; has been surveyed »nd
mapped by Henry 8. Lowden and LentelL The
road will enter Trinity County by Low Gap of
Mad River and will Intersect the Hay Fork and
Red Bluff wagon road at or near Philpot Gulch.
Distance of grade, thirty-six miles. ■ The stock
has been subscribed for, and Humboidt. Trin
ity, Shasta and Tehama counties wilt in the
near future be ; connected ; by : a good wagon
road. This line will open up to .ife and com
munication a country long dormant and iso
lated.: .■-.} '- ; .- : :, : .:. : " - : .:-:. ' „ *
Tnlare County should be proud of its news
paper men. Editor Pillsbury . of the Tnlare
Register has been selected to take charge of the
literary; department of the ; Republican State
Central Committee, 5 and Editor Maddox of the
Visalia Times has been; appointed secretary of
the Democratic State Central Committee.' Both
positions require superior ability. " ;
Mrs. Carmen H. Austin;' formerly of the Mo
reno Indicator, now edits the 'Household, '■ pub
lished at Los Angeles; She is a bright woman
and the Jloutehold will profit by her services.
V, The Yreka Journal {observe* i that, with the
new paper which is to be started at Sisson in a
few days, Siskiyou : County ; will ; have seven
newspapers, three in Yreka, one in Sisson, two
in Dunsmuir and one in Fort Jones.' <
That smart little daily, the Bakersfleld Calt
fornian, has just celebrated its ninth birthday.
f j ■ Fresno is to have a German newspaper to be
called the Tribune, the editor of which will be
Emil Guenther, an architect of Fresno. ''•<:■■'■.
■ "Arrangements "havalbeen" completed; and
the contracts of sale made for. an enterprise of
more magnitude than has been opened in this
city for many months," says the San = Bernar
dino Sun. : "It is the locating at thia ■ point of
one of the largest flouring-mtlls S in Southern
California. The Suman mills of Colton are to
be removed to this city and additional ware
houses and offices added, so that the plant frill
be a large and fully equipped one. The j mill
at Colton will be torn down and moved to its
new location in sections, when it will be re
built, together .> with substantial additions.
The mill will be a four-story structure and will
have the latest improvements in milling ma
chinery added to its already complete plant."
I Both the upper , and lower sawmills at Se
quoia are now iv I active operation, cutting
75,000 feet of lumber each per day,' according
[ to tbt ganger Eerald, ? ''Flaming operations, 1 '
the paper says, "will be resumed in a few days,
when a large force of men will be put to work
on the dumps and is the lumber-yard here.
Probably 500 men are encamped at Millwood,
one-half of whom have secured employment
for the summer. Others will be given em
ployment as the work progresses."
A project is n*ow under way which may re
sult in giving to Los Banos the fame of being
the center of the largest irrigation system in
the. State. Henry Miller, the cattle king, is the
prime mover in the matter, and his surveyors
are already at work. The Los Banos Enterprise
says: "There are two courses under considera
tion, one to run the water up along the foot
hills, and another to rua it a considerable dis
tance lower down, taking in about three
fourths the amount of land. In order to take
in allthe vast plains below the foothills it will
be necessary to build a flume for some distance
at the upper end of the canal, which will of
course make the expense much greater. But,
however, we think it would pay better in the
long run, as much territory could be suppliea
with water. If the large canal is built it will
take in nearly a hundred thousand acres of
land that haa no superior in the State."
With reference to the same subject the Mer
ced Star remarks: '-The building of this canal
will mean mucn for the residents of the West
Side and is an enterprise of great interest to
the entire county.
"Mr. Miller has taken a deep interest in the
advancement of the business interests ot that
section of the county. He has the capital and
the business energy to push such a proposition
to final success. It is to be hoped that he will
decide in favor of the larger canal if it proves
to be a practical possiDility, as it will open up
for settlement and cultivation vast tracts of
land of the finest quality that is now practically
valueless for agrarian purposes for lack of
water for irrigation.
'lirtie building and operation of the proposed
canal system will advance the value of land
on the West Side, bring many desirable resi
dents into the county and open up an era of
prosperity that will be of inestimable advan
tage to Los Banos and its surrounding coun
try. The machinery to be used in building
the canal is now at Firebaugh. The work will
be commenced this month and will be vigor
ously pushed to completion. If the plans can
be carried out as at present proposed water
will be ready for delivery in January next."
Captain George Redway has tendered his
resignation as editor and general manager of
the Pasadena News and will return East, where
business interests require his presence. The
position thus vacated has been accepted by J.
JE. Olmsted, who had previously beld the posi
tion of city editor.
Of immense value to the State of California
will be the success of a company which has
been organized to work the iron deposits of
theMcCloud River. The' Redding Free Press
speaks as follows with reference to the im
portant matter: "George Senn, one of the
promoters of the scheme, with Mr. Bruson,
says that he does not want to talk about the
plans of the company, but we have learned
enough of the undertaking to know that if it is
practicable it will revolutionize the iron in
dustry in this State. The process by which it
is proposed to turn raw iron ore into piglron
and steel is owned by Mr. Bruson, who, for
seven years made experiments with electricity
in Alabama, during that time building no less
than seven dynamos before he coulu produce
the required kind of electricity, which is alto
gether different from the ordinary dynamo
furnishing power for electric lighting. By his
dynamo a wire capable of producing 40,000
horsepower can be taken hold of without in
jury by the naked hand. As it is explained,
there is a decrease in voltage, but an increase
in amperes.
"When we take into consideration that all
the iron used in the State is imported, we can
begin to estimate the Value to the State of the
plant wnich this company proposes to erect.
"Sever P \ surveys have been made, but the
details have not by any means been settled.
Just where the t>lant will be located has not
yet been decided, but probably it will be put
on the Sacramento River above Kennet, and a
narrow-gauge road built to connect with the
mines. Water power will be used to set tha
dynamos in motion, but just where has not
been decided.
"Mr. Senn says that all the foundry men and
iron workers in San Francisco will watch the
results of this process, for it means much to
them in cheapened product, and to Shasta
County it means a busy hive of indmtry and
great advance in real values.
"In addition to the plant to convert iron ore
into the raw product, it is proposed to erect a
small plant to work precious ores, it being
claimed that by Mr. Bruson's process the cop
per ores of Iron Mountain can be smelted and
the copper, gold an 1 silver extracted separate
from each other and perfectly pure."
PERSONAL.
O. J. Woodward, a banker of Fresno, Is at the
Lick.
Frederick W. Hume .of Milwaukee Is at the
Palace.
W. F. Mellick, a stock-raiser of Idaho, Is at
the Palace.
J. Johnston, a banker of Corning, Cal., is at
the Cosmopolitan.
Superior Judge A. P. Catlin of Sacramento is
a guest at the Lick.
W. W. Mlddlecaff, a Visalia attorney, is a
guest at the Grand.
D. N. Carithers, the Santa Rosa merchant, is
on a visit at the Lick.
S. W. Schmechel, a Salinas merchant, is
visiting at the Grand.
State Senator C. P. Berry of Mountain View
is registered at the Russ.
M. Dlnkelspiel, the Suisun merchant, is
making a short stay at the Grand.
Fred Eilerman, business man of Nevada City,
is making a brief visit at the Lick.
W. B. McSherry, a mining man of Coulter
ville, is registered at the Occidental.
Ex-Judge J. W. Turner, a well-known attor
ney of Epreka, is a guest at the Russ.
Aaron Smith, the Los Angeles railroad con
tractor, is at the Occidental with his wife.
M. H. Orr, one of the officials of the Stock
ton Insane Asylum, arrived at the Grand yes
terday.
I (Colonel H. B. Maxson of the United States
survey service, is among the guests at the
Palace.
R. N. % Straus of Yuma and R. B. Stephens of
Los Angele-, two mining men, are registered
at the Grand.
William T. St. Albansof London arrived from
the Eust last night with his wife and regis
tered at the Palace.
D. E. Knight, general agent of the large
woolen-mills at Marysville, is making a short
business visit at the Lick.
E. S. Cham bray, representative at Grass Val
ley of a big French mining syndicate, is a re
cent arrival at the Grand.
R. J. Lucas of St. Louis, brother of Mrs.
Hager of this City, wife of Judge Hager, ar
rived at the Palace last night.
Among the latest arrivals at the Cosmopoli
tan are W. A. Gould and wile, Miss J. Porter
and Miss M. L. Rush of Riverside.
J. P. Overton of Virginia City, Nov., capital
ist and one of the principal owners of the
water works there, is a late arrival at the
Russ.
Louis Vassion, Consul and Commissioner of
the French Government at the Hawaiian
Islands, arrived at tbe Palace last night on his
way to Honolulu.
Rev. James B. Winchester, an Episcopalian,
of Nashville, Term., is at the Occidental, on
his way horn \ from Alaska, where he has been
for the last nA> years.
C. K. Dam, the merchant and rancher of
Wheatiand, is at the Russ. It was Mr. Dam's
son who won the gold medal at the University
of California this year for debate.
James Renton, manager of a large planta
tion on the Hawaiian Islands, is at the Occi
dental with his wife, having returned from an
Eastern trip en route for Honolulu.
HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
HELPS.
Fresno Republican. „■•■«•.'
HA^ free-trade contemporary says that the Re
publican > party ? has } never done r anything j to
help the people The fact is that the people
have not \ needed 5 help when the Republicans
were I In. power. They ? always had plenty of
work and • could | help I tbemseivet. Give « the
American people a chance at honest labor and
fair wages and they will not be found | asking
help from ; anybody. They i are • not that kind
.of people. ■.-,•- , , .■. ,•
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Ex-Superior Judge Charles F. Lott of Butte
County is among the arrivals at the Lick. He
came down about a week ago on a matter of
business, and would have gone home ere this
but he is feeling a little under the weather
and looking pale. ■
The long residence of the Judge at Oroville,
combined with the acquaintanceship which
resulted from his years on the bench and on
the stump in political campaigns, has caused
him to become one of the best-known men in
California.
His snow-white hair and beard serve to make
him conspicuous in the corridors also, and
Ex-Superior Judge Charles F, 1 ott of Oroville, for Forty Years a Resident of
Butte County.
[Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.]
not infrequently he is the center of a crowd.
He came to California forty-seven years ago
and for forty years baa resided continuously
in But te.
"Th« orange crop in Butte County this year,"
said the Judge, "is short, and it is the same
way with other rruit and with hay. oats and
wheat. I think the yieid is about 70 or 75 per
cent.
"As to mining, work has been resumed on
Feather River nnd there is a hope that con
siderable gold will be got out. The force of
men is not very large. It is a good thing for
Butte, however. As to politics there is no
great excitement, but the farmers and miners
are all for silver. The gold-miners are the
same as the others.
"There are some improvements in Oroville
now that add to the town's appearance. Con
tracts have lately been lot for the erection of
four new residences and also for several
stores. One large business-nouse is to be con
structed where four or five old buildings have
hitherto stood. In the building way Oroville
is doing very fairly."
WHY HE MARRIED HER.
! I married my wife, why? '.-■'■
H/*. Listen and I'll tell you. ; : '"
Not because she makes good pie,
"■:.-.%" Tno' she can. I tell yon: :* ■ ; ■•. -'
' ; : Not because she's wondrous wise, ;"•
■■>■ Versed in Greek and Latin; - ; - ; . ■:-■ ;
Not because she likes to dress , [ ..:
. In fine silk orsa-.in; -." ■ ■
' : Not because she rides a wheel— *''<^
I still wear the bloomers; .ii'.s
Not because in kindliness ,
All my crotchets humors;
Not because on politics ' '
She keeps always posted; -'
' .Not because she knows how 1 1 . .; f
Like my meat when roasted; q ; , .;...•
Not because of beauty rare— ;
That is quickly over: ' ?•'.;;
Not because while she works MV
- I conld live in clover; ■;: ]:. • „
Not because she does possess „ .
Fortune that's immense; '
■ Simply just because she's cot - -
Good so aml common-sense. ■ ' .
-■„.,' .••; \-i£iX •:■■. '<:■■ <:■...:-. —Boston Post.
NEWSPAPER PLEASANTRY.
Wife— Dear, I want $50.
Husband— What a sympathetic nature you
have; I want the same.— New Yors Evening
World.
Muggins— ls your son in business?
Baggins — He's a contractor.
Muggins — What line ?
Bugeins— Debts.— Philadelphia Record.
"I have been informed that your first at
tempt at a long-distance ride on your wheel
turned out to be a highly dramatic affair."
"Very. 1 had to walk back."— Cincinnati
Enquirer.
Stern Mother— lf you go into the water I
shall send you straight home to bed.
Angelic Child— lf you do— boo-oh— l know a
boy who's got measles and I'll go right off and
catch 'em,— Pick-Me-Up.
Miss Keedick— What an awful talker Mr.
Gilley is, and how little he says when he
speaks.
Miss Kittish— The poor fellow is troubled
with an impediment in his thoughts.— New
York World.
Teacher— What was the reason our ancestors
did not have any knowledge of the earth being
round? Speak out, Johnnie. -
Johnnie— Perhaps it was because they didn't
have any school globes in those days.—Tam
many Times.
Warn't mnch on readin' the papers-
Said they never had any news;
There was bread to buy, an' they all come high,
An' he didn't have money to lose.
Warn't mnch on rea din' the papers-
Heap ruther walk than ride;
Put up once at a big hotet —
Blowed out the gas and died.
—Atlanta Constitution.
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE.
Queen Victoria is particularlyjfond of or
chids, but does not like strongly scented
flowers.
Tiburzi, the notorious Sicilian bandit, en
joyed the distinction of having been sentenced
to death thirty-seven times.
The Czarina, it is said, is an expert swimmer,
and recently had a great swimming tank
erected at the Winter Palace.
Henry Cockayne Cust, formerly editor of the
Pall Mall Gazette, William Waldorf Astor's
paper, has started on a journey through Africa.
TheJßurns anniversary was more or less cele
brated in Germany, where there are many
translations of tbe poet's works, and where
some of his poems are favorite drawing-room
songs.
The Empress Eugenic in going to Cowes to
join the Thistle, the late Duke of Hamilton's
yacht, in wnich she is going for a cruise along
the southwest coast, including a visit to tbe
Channel Islands.
The Khedive of Egypt will not be In a posi
tion to visit England this year, but desires to
accept the invitation 'for next year. There Is
no doubt that the Khedive has been much less
susceptible of late to the attempts to capture
,his sympathies and iuflueu.ee oa beiiaif of the
French and other continental interests. Grad
ually a distinct English bias has made itself
felt in his entourage.
The Paulist Fathers of New York have as a
guest Bishop Augustine E. Niedlycot, a Hin
doo, from the diocese of Tricoma, India. The
Bishop speaks English fluently, and is an old
friend of Archbisnop Corrigan. The two were
schoolmates in Rome. Dr. McGlynn was also
a classmate of the Bishop's.
The last honor conferred upon the veteran
statesman, Prince Bismarck, is a somewhat
singular on. On the occasion of the twentieth
anniversary of the opening of the Imperial
Office of Health the medical faculty of the
University of Jena conferred upon the Prince
the honorary degree of doctor of medicine.
OUR MONETARY SYSTEM.
Mining and Scientific Press.
In view of the large interest taken in the
money question of this country, the following
compilation from official sources is of peculiar
interest:
Gold Coin— Weight, 25.8 grains to the dol
lar; has fineness of .900; no limit to issue;
denominations, $20, $10, $5 and $2 50 ; has
an unlimited legal tender quality; is receiv
able for all dues; is changeable for certificates
under certain limitations.
Gold Certificates — Issue suspended so long as
free gold in treasury is below $100,000,000;
denominations, $10,000, $5000, $1000, $500,
$100, $50; no legal tender quality; receivable
for all public dues; exchangeable at treasury
for gold coin or any other money; redeemable
in gold coin at treasury.
Silver Dollars— Weight 412.5 grains to the
dollar; ratio to gold, 15.988 to 1; issue lim
ited to requirements to redeem treasury notes;
denomination, $1; unlimited legal tender
quality unless otherwise contracted; receiv
able for all dues; exchangeable for silver cer
tificates or smaller coins at treasury; may be
deposited for silver certificates.
Silver Certificates — Issue limited to silver
dollars in use; denominations, $1000, $500,
$100, $50, $20, $10. $2 and $1; has no legal
tender qua] ity ; receivable for all public dues ;
exchangeable for dollars or smaller coins; re
deemable in silver dollars.
United States Notes— lssue $346,681,016 and
in Kame denominations as silver certificates;
legal tender quality is the same as silver dol
lars; reeeivab;e for all dues (duties on imports
by regulation only); exchangeable for all
kinds of money except gold certificates; re
deemable in coin at sub-treasury in New York
and San Francisco in sums of $50 or over.
Treasury Notes of 1890— Total issue $156,
--044,615 and in the same denominations as
silver certificates; legal tender quality is the
same as silver dollars ; receivable for all dues;
exchangeable for United States notes; redeem
able in coin at treasury and when so redeemed
are cancelled and retired.
Currency Certificates— lssued in $10,000 de
nomination; has no legal tender quality; ex
changeable for United States notes; redeem
able in United States notes at sub-treasury
where issued.
National Bank Notes — Issue limited to vol
ume of United States bonds and their cost and
in the following denominations: One thou
sand dollars, $500, $100, $50, $10, $5; has no
legal-tender quality; receivable for all dues,
except duties and interest on public debt; ex
changeable for silver and minor coin; redeem
able in lawful money at treasury or bank of
issue.
Subsidiary Coins— Weight, 385.8 grains to
the dollar; ratio to goid, 14.953 to 1; issue
limited to needs of the country and in denomi
nations of 50 cents, 25 cents and 10 cents;
legal tender not to exceed $10; exchangeable
for minor coins; redeemable in lawful money
at treasury in sums of $20 or any multiple.
Minor Coins — Silver 5-cent piece, 77.16
grains ; nickel 5-cent piece, 75 per cent copper
and 25 per cent nickel; silver 1-cent pieces, 48
grains; copper 1 cent, 95 per cent copper, 5
per cent tin and zinc; issue limited to needs of
country; legal-tender quality uot to exceed 25
cents; redeemable in lawful money at treasury
in sums of $20 or over.
VIEWS OF WESTERN EDITORS.
Will Not Need a Bond Isaue.
San Jose Mercury.
When protection takes the place of free
trade, the Government will not be dependent
upon the banks to preserve itfrom bankruptcy.
The Difference Will Ke Manifest.
lios Angeles Times.
Walt till Tom Keed of Maine meets young
Mr. Bryan in joint discussion and then the
people will have a chance to learn the dif
ference between sense and sound.
Promoting an Industry.
WatsonvlUe Bustler.
The announcement that Claus Spreckela will
erect a big beet-sugar j factory at Salinas pro
vided he ' can v secure the ; necessary acreaee
planted to Dee should, cause our neighbors
to do some tall husiliuK. , As a means of dis
tributing the circulating medium a beet-suiar
factory cannot be excelled. . - u^oi-sugar
Offensive to Cleveland.
I „ ; Napa Register.
j Those who bask in the sunshine of President
Cleveland's favor are warned to go a little bit
slow in their political play. : The Postofflco De
t partment notifies employes throughout th«
country not to take an active part in the cam
paifc-n. .It says each employe ■ may vote aSS
pleases, but he hu no ; right : to identify him
self prominently ; with \ political organltatioM
or to take sucn an active interest in camDai^
affairs as^yiU exoif antagonism., "; P " g
The Cause Winning Friends.;
'■• '■'' '• - $-i ■ ' ;£1 Barbareno. ■;■ "' ; ' 7~. : ':'\
■ I The j hope of the . equal suffragists becomes
stronger , as ; the > fall campaign approaches.
More ; and ; more men ;. are committing them-
Mlves to tne cause; and while at first it seamßd
•Sftn th l aeltati , on mi &t "suit only in a^
themselves, it now appear?, from the many
new conversions, that the equal suffragists
may hope to win their victory^ thlvery first
tattle in California-ln next November
■ • The : St. Louis Tragedy.
' " - 11 Fresno Republican. '■ I ' -
, a The programme which waa made at Chicago
to kill the Populist party at St. Louis and turn
the remains over |to the ' Democracy has been
accomplished in part, but by mo means in en
tirety. The Populist organization has f appar
enUj-received its death blow, but tba bieath
of life remains in it, and the desperate strength
it has exerted in defense of its existence will
not be exhausted until it has recorded itself
at the polls. The struggle it is making is ap
parently to the death, but if it does not carry
down with it in wreck and ruin the party
which marked it as an easy victim, the Spartan
sentiment exhibited by its local representa
tives is entirely misleading.
A GEM.
Kedlands Citrograph.
That cartoon in The Call of Tuesday last
was immense. It showa the three wise men in
a tub. Sewall is in one end paddling for dear
life. Watson is at the other end of the tub, and
the expression on his face shows that he is
working his paaale for all there is in it. In
the center is Bryan, standing up, all serene,
watching the herculean efforts of his two "side
Eartners," but carefully holding in his arms
is pet dog, "Altgeldt," the representative of
all that is anti-law, anti-Government, anti
everything that a genuine American loves and
desires. It is a gem, that cartoon.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Gold and Silvee— J. C Redding, Shasta
County, Cal. Theft is no premium on a half
dollar of 1810. There is a premium of 15
cents on a gold dollar of 1854.
Nativity of Actoks— S., City. Nat Goodwin
was born in Boston, Thomas Keene in New
York. Edwin Forrest in Philadelphia, Fred
erick Warde in London and Ueorge Fisher in
England.
Sadie Maetinot — Subscriber, City. Sadie
Martinot the actress, is a a native of the
United States of French descent. W. J. Fur
geson, another actor who is in the same com
pany she is with, is a native of England.
Cassino— G. P., City. The law of cassino
does not prevent an opponent from building
higher a build already on the table, but to
take it the one who made the first build must
take it with a. card of value of the increased
build.
Banking— Reader, Dixon. At this time the
banks of California do business on a gold Vasis
and It is understood that they propose to con
tinue so doing. That portion of your question
as to what could or what could not be dona
under certain circumstances is a matter for a
court to determine, and this department does
not give judicial decisions.
Bieds— M. S. R., City. Ornitholigists say
that it is impossible in the majority of cases
to determine the character of the bira by the
egg found in the nest. The bird you describe
in your communication is probably the warb
ling vireo, which resembles a house finch, has
a white breast and green yellowish winsrs and
back. It buiHs its neßts in just such places as
you describe. .
Popular Vote— T. J., Carlilc, Fresno County,
Cal. At the Presidential election held in
1892 the popular vote was as follows: Total
popular vote, including scattering, 12,110,
--636. Cleveland received 5,556,918, Harrison
5,176,108, Weaver (Pop.) 1,041.028, Bidwell
(Pro.) 264,133. Wing (Social LaDor) 21.164.
Cleveland's popular vote over Harrison 380,
--810.
The Yacht Race— R. E. W., City. The race
between the Valkyrie and the Defender was
awarded to the Defender because the Defender
won the first race, waa allowed the second race
because the English boat fouled her at the
start, and because the Defender in the third
race went over the course alone, after the Val
kyria had crossed the line. It is possible that
a New York paper published that it was "no
race," but that was not the decision of those
who were called upon to pass on the result.
Velocity and Foece of Wind— S., City. The
following table gives the velocity and force of
the wind from one to 100 miles per hoar:
If
: is
■ H
it
p a
• .0
■8 -- O %
OO = »
s? 2 ™ Description of the wind.
§•-, c a ■,-•••
'a 6 fa
1
2
■8
. 4
5
6
8
10
15
2'J
25
' 30
35
40
45
BO
60
80
100
88
176
204
352
440
: 628
704
800
1320
1760
2200
•2640
3080
3520
3960
4400
6280
7040
SSUO
.005 Barely observable
.02 I Just perceptible
.045 Just perceptible
.08 Light breeze
.125 Gentle, pleasant wind
.18 Gentle, pleasant wind
.32 Gentle, pleasant wind
.5 Fresh breeze
1.125 Brisk blow
2. Stiff breeze
3.125 Very brisk
4.5 High wind
6.125 High wind
8. Very high wind
10.125 Gale
12.5 Storm
18. Great storm
S2. Hurricane
50. Tornado
LADY'S BOX COAT.
This coat is particularly becoming to tall and
Blender women. It is very stylish in biscuit
colored cloth, tans and light browns. Machine
stitching is the only ornament except a velvet
collar. It is the ideal coat for women who
drive, having a style of its own superior to any
other shape for this purpose.
Melton, covert, ladies' cloth, and in fact any
plain cloth is used tor these ooats, while toe
mixed tweods and diagonals are also used,
often with a skirt to match.
Velvet coats made after this model are very
stylish. They may be worn open in front over
a chamois uadervest to display trimmings 01
white lace. _______
Townsesd's famous broken candy, 2 lbs 23c*
Special information daily to manufacturers,
business houses and public men by the Press
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery.
"Mosquitoes are hateful, aren't they I"
"Yes; I don't mind their eating me 11 they
didn't keep up such an everlasting complaint
about the way I taste."— Chicago Record.
Cheap Excursion to St. Paul.
, The Shasta route and the Northern Paclfio Bait
road has been selected as the official route to at
tend the National Encampment of the G. A. X- at
St. Paul, to be held : there September 2to 5. T&a
excursion will leave San Francisco »ad Sacra
mento August 28 at 7 p. v. Hates ?37 »0 for tns
round trip. The above rate Is open to all who wisa
to make = the trip East. Send your name ana ai
dress to T. K. BtAeter, general agent, 638 M*««
treet, Ban l'rano*co, for sleeping-car reservation*
Are You Going East.
Th# Atlantic and Pacific Rallroad-SanW »i
route— the coolest and : most ; ; comfbrtabl*
mer line, owing to its • elevation and absenos if
alkali dust. '- Particularly adapted - Jot the trani
portation of families because ; of Its ■ palace draw
ing-room and moaern upholstered tourist sleeping
cars, which run dally through from Oakland t»
Chicago,- leaving ; at a seasonable ' : hour ana la
charge of attentive conductors and porters. "'*• ™*'
et office. 644 i Market "reot, ■ Chronicle bulldiu*
Telephone, Main 1631. • ?' ';.
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Has been used over 50year3 by millions or motntvi
tor th»lr children while Teething with perfect sa>
ceas. It soothes the child, softens tho gums, ftlUr*
Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels aal
Is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether arUinj
from teething or other causes. For sale by Drui
gists In every part of the world. B« sura and ai<
for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Hrrup. - ie * O<MU *
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ship, including fifteen 'days' board as "?*.„.,
Cotonado, «W): longer stay $2 80 perda/. **"**
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•■Hkb hair always look, so perfertlr lovely/
Whyt: Because she uses Ayer-s- Hair \l»o»i
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