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'•and there is not a man here who would
not rather take arsenic than pay a poll
tax; yet that distineuished mugwump
and Populiatic combination headed by
Bryan favors a more obnoxious measure
than the poil tax — favora an income tax—
which will compel every person to swear
to what he earns, and if he does not earn
It to swear to it for shame any
how. Do you want a man like
that from Nebraska to conduct the desti
nies of this country, a man who got the
nomination at Chicago by getting dyna
mite into his voice? What is his record?
Read history and you will find that Bryan
was for the infamous Gorman-Wilson tar
iff measure, which has almost bankrupted
the country. Now I want to aßk you why
it was that the Democrats deserted their
free-trade plans all at on:e. Look into
this and see what reason there was for
their desertion. There was a time when
the people of the Kast knew nothing
about silver, bat ai! at once they made a
change. When? Why, when the coun
try as a whole turned to McKinley
[Cheers], the author of the great protec
tive measure. There was absolutely noth
ing left for the Democrats to stand upon,
and they had to turn to some new cry;
and all at once the Democratic party ran
wild, like a runaway horse, yelling for sil
ver as their salvation.
'Now I want to say it is a false issue. I
am in favor of silver now, as I have al
ways favored it, but not in favor of tne
unlimited coinage of that money without
reference to other nations. The Examiner
says I have flopped on this question; that
I "once favored silver but have now
aban loned the idea. Let me say that the
only tlrng wrong with that siory is that
it is not true. lam for silver row, as I
Lave always favored it, but I am in favor
of a protective tariff and of sou: d money.' '
The speaker dwelt at some length upon
the failures of the Democratic party,
Bhowing how it took hold of the Govern
ment wlien there was a full treasury and
then practically bankrupted it. He com
plimented Cleveland on one thing, how
ever — his record in preventing violence in
Chicago and elsewhere by calling for Gen
eral Miles to stop all nonsense.
"Though a Republican," he continued,
"I am for my country and 'or the perpetu
ity of its institutions. I believe in doing
all we can for our country's greatness and
glory. With this belief I commend you to
McKinley, the peerless statesman and pa
triot. He who fought for unity and
strength in the past is for the protection
of the toiler at home as against the toiler
abroad to-day. He is for honest money,
for protection and prosperity. He opposes
class distinctions, and has done more
than all the Democrats combined to breuk
down sectionalism. In his mind there is
no North or South, and in his mental
horizon there is no Mason and Dixon's line.
Come with us under the banner of Repub
licanism, which means the welfare of the
whole people iorevermore."
The speaker was loudly applauded.
"The Star-spangled Banner" was feelingly
sung by Miss Roxey Dennis.
The next speaker was Rev. Anna Shaw,
who spoke briefly on the woman's rights
part ot the Republican plauorm, sayme:
"1 think this is even more important than
tie tariff or than gold and silver. Women
are taking great interest in politics every
where. Women are not taking an interest
in politics now because one candidate is
handsome, for both are handsome, both
are honorable, both are pure men and
good husbands. The women are corning
out because tbey are interested in poiit.es.
They know nearly as much about 16 to 1
as the men do, though they have as yet
had little opportunity to handle either
gold or silver. [Laughter.] I want to say
that there is no question of government
that concerns women less than men. If
one policy or the other is to make this
country prosper, that fact surely must
interest women as much as men, for their
homes and their liberties are affected as
much by great government changes as are
the homes and liberties of their husbands,
eons and fathers. [Applause.]
''The Republicans bravely voted for
woman's suffrage and thereby declared
their adherence to the fundamental prin*
ciples of republican government, in the
history of the triumphs of woman's rights
you will find the record of the Republican
party a glorious one. But lam not a Re
publican nor a Democrat nor a Populist
nor a Prohibitionist. I do not know
enough to be a Republican, I am not good
enough to be a Democrat, I have not suf
fered enough to be a Populist an<i lam
not sober enough to be a Prohibitionist.'
But if I wanted to be either I could not be
under your laws. Any kind of a man or
no kind of a man can be.ong to any party
he wants to, but a woman is for
ever barred. Why is it that you
men class us women on a political
basis with Chinese? Is it because we are
both long-haired? Are you not ashamed
to class women with idiots, lunatics and
Chinese? How would you like to be
classed that way? Wouldn't you resent
it, and don't you believe that your own
wives and daughters ought to be given a
chance to vote? WeoHen near that women
don't want to vote. That reminds me of
tne little Swede woman in South Dakota
who tod me when I complained that her
countrywomen did not want to vote that
I made a mistake in asking them their de
sires at the table. She said, 'Wait until
the husband is in the field and men they
all want to vote.'
"I am for your Republican platform, be
cause it stands for a Government of the
people, by the people and for the people,
and because it has taken the stand that
blazes the way for human rights ana glory
The Bpeaker was enthusiastically ap
plauded. Her remarks were followed by
a song by W. E. Rowland entitled "Tell
Bryan That You Saw Me," which resulted
iii an enthusiastic recalL
The next speaker was Hon. S. G. Hil
born, who said in substance:
"I am pleased, indeed, to meet you here,
for, though I have been in this county a
long time, I do not remember to have ever
bpi.ken here before.
•'After considerable traveling all over
America I can say that this spot where
we now stand is one of the grandest on
"I do not care to make much of a
speech, for I am following one of the best
speakers 1 ever heard. [Applause.]
"Wben I went to "Washington I met
three remarkable men," continued the
speaker, "McKinley, Bryan and Watson —
all orators and all noble types of man
hood — all men of high personal character.
At St. Louis I heard a woman pay a high
tribute to McKinley, whom she called the
best husband in America. Day after day
and night aiter nignt he is* by the bedside
of bis invalid wife, never slighting her for
a moment. If the ladies could vote they
might vote for him, but Bryan is hand
some and eloquent.
"But beyond this let me say that wher
ever woman suffrage has been tried it has
been a success. Let me say that women
are to-day a big factor in politics in Wash
ington. It is recognized that the home
life of Congressmen has a great influence
on the Nation."
Mr. Hilborn said that the election of
Grover Cleveland was a mistake.
"It ha«i cost this country more than all
its wars. \Vhen Cleveland got back from
a duck hunt in North Carolina about two
years ago he discovered that our gold
was flowing out of the country and he
begged us to remain and repair the evil.
The Republican House tried to get through
a tariff law, but Democracy was iv the
"And let me tell you that McKinley's
name to-day stands for protection to
American labor, and that is the real issue
of this campaign."
The speaker said the last Republican
Congress built battle-ships, improved har
bors and diti great and good work for the
general welfare of tbe people. Coining to
the funding bill he committed himself
firmly against extending the time of pay
ing tie debts which the Pacific roads owed
the Government. He said he objected to
borrowing money at 3}£ per cent and lend
ing it to the roads at 2 per cent.
"I voted against those unholy funding
bill schemes. Did I do ri ht? [A voice,
"Yes."] Then if you helieve I <iid right I
want you to vote for me. On silver, I
stand for international bimetallism.
There is no more siiver in the world than
We need and no more gold than we need.
All the groat cations are for both metals
and I believe the goal car. be reached by
proper, sober action. [Applause.]
'•You know full well that the Demo
cratic administration has been a failure.
You know that the day Cleveland took
charge there were more men at work in
this country than ever before and you
know ruin and disgrace follow Demo
"This Nation is getting deeper and
deeper in debt under Democracy, while
under Republicanism we have steadily re
duced the debts mouth by month."
At the conclusion ot this speech the
audience dispersed to partake of the roast
ox and many delicacies prepared at the
barbecue. At night there was a ball and
the festivities ended with fireworks.
SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
They Banquet at the" California
Hotel in Commemoration of
the Country's Father.
A. S. Hubbard, the Organizer of the
Association, Occupies the S?at
The Sons of the American Revolution
pave a grand banquet at the California
Hotel last night in commemoration of
George Washington's farewell address to
the Nation founded by him and the brave
men who assisted him on the occasion of
his declination to accept a third term in
the Presidential chair.
The California Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution was organized in
San Francisco in 1876. the centennial year
of our anniversary, at which time about
a dozen oi those whose forefathers
COLONEL A. S. HUBBARD, the Founder of the California Society
of the Sons of the American Revolution on the 4th of July, J876.
fought in the Revolutionary War held a i
meeting and organized a platoon of
soldiers in continental dress who paraded
in the procession on the Fourth of July of
This small beginning was the patriotic
incentive to A. S. Hubbard, wno at a later ;
date compiled all data, and by indom
itable energy and determination remained
faithful to the work until his loyalty was
rewarded by a seat of honor at yesterday's
The gathering last night was a grand
affair and did honor to the sons of the
grand men who fought that a nation of
free men might live.
Hon. Horace Davis delivered an address
on tv« events recalled by the anniversary.
Edward P. Cole spoke on Virginia, tne
State where Washington was born. Rev.
E. J. Dupuy gave a brief history of the
allied armies of the Revolution.
The "American Soldier" was the subject
upon which C. A. Sumner dwelt at con
General W. H. L. Barnes, in his usual
eloquent manner, held his associates as
close listeners to his review of the days of
Washington and his army.
A. S. Hubbard gave a brief history of
the organization of the society in San
In response to the toast, "The Spirit of
the Times," William M. Bunker said:
If a few simple words will serve you, they
are yours. 1 cannot brighten such a brilliant
occasion, I cannot match the masterly
speeches we have heard, I cannot swell the
importance of the hour or add another laurel !
to the wreath, but lean felicitate the people
on the potential patriotism of your presence.
Truly, the good men do lives after them.
In fancy I see our revolutionary ancestors
around this festive board.
The gentlemen In wigs are in varying moods,
some lively and some gay, some stern of !
aspect and looking like their pictures, but '
noisy or silent, merry or morose, they are ail
patriots, al brave and true, and for the sake I
of the cause and that the varnish of history
may. be unstained we will not try to hear what
tney are saying. Ii family traditions be trust
worthy some of the stories are ungloved and
of Bohemian flavor, and judging by the noise
in yon merry group one wigged patriot has
just told a story more juicy than genteel. j
But let that pass. There are no reporters
present, and the wife oi the story-teller, one
of the dear old revolutionary foremothers,
was doubtless none the wiser for the spicy
yarn and never knew what she had missed. '■
Ah I those old boys of blessed memory knew
a good thing when they met it, were the bet
ter for having met it, and no matter who like*
it or dislikes it, we, descendants of those illus
trious sires, will hold true to their memory
and fight for their principles. They made a
record of which all liberty-lovers are proud, ,
and If we can help it they shall never be de
nied their meed of praise.
Since when has it been a crime to honor pa
triots and patriotism? I ask this question be
cause there are those to-day who, through
jealousy or an equal petty motive, never lo.e
a chance to sneer at a society like ours— so
ciety lormed to perpetuate the principles of
llterty and pay tribute to patriots.
Out of the alembic of time a new and fresh
freedom will appear, the ideal freedom of our
forefathers, a freedom that will stand the '
crucial test of social and political strain, a
freedom that will place poverty and riches on
the same plane . and do justice to modest
merit. And when that time comes the de
vitalizing influence of aggressive wealth will
be a thine of the past and our country will re
turn to first principles. Then the Nation will
be poulticed with common sense and its
troubles healed. Let us cherish the hone that
the . progress of the republic will not.be in
dream or shadow, but stand out in cameo dis
tinctness, and that divine wisdom will move
its people by a common impulse to grand and
patriotic exertion. . .
■ The following are the names of those
who were present:
General N. T. Jameg, Sidney J. Loop, E. P.
Cole, G. W. Baker, C. L. P. Marais, Rev. E. J.
Dupuy, G. R. Presson. S. W. Holiaday, F. H
Day, P. C. Dv Bois, William SI. Bunker T. L.
Barker, George E. Howe, S. I. Kellogg, C J.
King. A. S. liubbard, H. H. North, G. I). Ab
bott, J. McHenry, W. G. Franklin, C.H.War
ner, F. A. Baldwin, tV. 8. Moses, Horace
Davis, Z. U. Doage, A. c. foaex, v. d,,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1896.
H. E. Matthews, Ed K. Townsend, R. Haux
hurst, R. collier, E. 8. Clark, M.D.; M. Shel
don, B. Mauzy, J. C. McKinstry, Siduey M.
Smith, E. B. liolladay. L. L. Dorr, M.D. ; J. L.
Bromley, J. F. Stark. Key. J. H. Warren, George
T. Foisom, R. Vandercook, C. H. Sherman, K.
Williams, General EL W. Backus, L. A. Booth,
Dr. C. J. Burnham, J. W. Pack, I>. S. Ciitrk, A. F.
Goss. T. A. Perkins, General R. H. W.irfleld,
J W. Ward, C. A. Sumner, G. W. Reed, J. C. B.
Rutherford, Wiliam H. Finch, T. R. Smith, E.
B. Vreeland, Captnin W. I. Reed, U. S. A.,
Colonel J. C. Currier, L. G.. Burnett, J. W.
Fftrrinßton, J. J. Scoviile, If. L. Reqna. J. R.
Robinson, F. B. Ladd, E. BonneU, J. B. Warner,
E. P. Halsted, E. W. McKinstry, E. K. Head, B.
IC Newcomb, Colonel K. \Yildmau, Charles
Bone, A. H. Phelps.
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BROTHERS IN ART.
Keith, Bruce Porter, Willis Polk and
Douglas Tiiden Will Fool
William Keith, Bruce Porter, Willis
Polk and Douglas Tiiden have' banded
themselves into a union to pool their ideas
on the subject of art. It was Willis Polk's
idea in the first instance, that the arts of
architecture, sculpture, mural decoration
and painting should not go straying along
different paths, but should all be fused
into one harmonious, whole, and his
friends entered heartily into the idea.
"The old Italian artists combined ar
chitecture with sculpture and paintine,''.
said Willis Polk, enthusiastically. "Mich
ael Angeio did not design buildings with
out any regard to the statues that were to
ornament them, or the paintings that
were to go on the walls. The arts were
combined, and that is just what we want
to do— blend the arts into one." * ■
Douglas Tiiden said that he approved
heartily of the idea, but that be had not
given much thought to how it was to be
put into execution. "We want to try to
work in unison," he said. "If any place
is to be built all the arts should be repre
sented in it. The idea is not to go as far
as a business partnership— we are to pool
our ideas, that is all. We can meet and
I talk and suggest when there is any build-
ing about to be erected; that is as far as
our plans have gone at present."
Bruce Porter laughed at the lidea of
there being any business partnership.
"Artists and sculptors here take the
crumb" that fall from the tables of the
rich. There is not enough eoing on to
justify them in forming a commercial ar
rangement. Ours is simply a sympathetic
relationship between men pertaining to
the arts, to bring closer together archi
tecture, sculpture, mural decoration and
painting. It could not be applied prac
tically, except in the case of important
buildings, but we hope to influence stu
"If you want an example of the effect
of severing the arts, there Is always the
beautiful and noble example of the City
Hall, where the architecture, sculpture
and mural decoration are ail diverse and
all bad. Results like that always ensue
when the general arrangement is left in
the hands of laymen. When the Pbelan
monumen is put outside Native Sons'
Hall, people will see an example of 'the
harmonious results achieved by the archi
tect and sculp.or working together in
sympathy and unison."
DECORATING THE HALL.
Extensive Preparations for the
Republican County Convention
to Be Held In Alameda.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Sept. 19.—Linder
man's Opera-bouse has never looked more
attractive than it will on Monday morn
ing when the County Republican conven
tion will meet. The streamers will fall
from the chandelier to the gallery railing,
and the latter will be festooned with loops
of bunting and pictures, large and small,
ofMcKinley. • \
Corn - brooms and street - sweeper's
brooms, with such mottoes as "How
About Maine?" "From Maine to Califor
nia in 1896," "Protected Brooms," "A
Republican Sweep in 1896," "Clean Sweep,
1896," and the like will , adorn the walls.
American flags, used as curtain?, will
separate the stage from the auditorium.
The gentlemen in charge of the work are
B. F. Lamborn, Ed Randlett and W. F.
On the platform will be a band, the press
representatives and the officers of the con
vention. The delegates— 244 in number
will be seated. in blocks. Alameda on the
left, Oakland on the left center in wards,
Berkeley on the rieht center, and Brook
lyn on the right, with the Brooklyn, Eden
and Washington delegates in the rear. .
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MRS. DE SILVA'S DIAMONDS.
Joseph P. vat ore Held to Answer
for Stealing Them. -
Joseph P. Salvatore, cook in a restaur
ant at 621 Bush street, was yesterday held
to answer before the Superior Court by
Judge Joachimsen on the charge of grand
larceny in $2000 bonds. Mrs. Rafaela de
Silva was the complaining witness, and
she aliened that Salvatore, while she was
supposed to be running the lestaurant in
partnership with him, went to her room
and stole her diamonds. ~
Salvatore had another warrant served
upon him for obtaining money by false
pretenses. Mrs. de Silva is also the com*
plaining witness in. this case, and she al
leges that Salvatore got $200 from her for
a share in the restaurant, but she found
that he bad no interest in it and refused to
return her money. . '-, .
IWaiH<— » » ♦ — »
Placed Under ». ivil Service.
Collector Wise was yesterday notified by the
department at Washington thr t twenty-one
employes in the Appraiser's, Department,"hith
erto classed as laborers, would In future be
under civil service. This means an increase
in salary of from $90Q to $1200 a year.
THEY FLED FROM
Electric Sparks Nearly
Cause a Panic at the
CURTAIN WENT DOWN.
Hundreds Crowded the Exit
Seeking to Escape to the
IT WAS A FALSE ALARM.
All tb.2 People Returned to Their
Ssats and Sat the Pro
Last night at the Orpheum Theater
there was a narrow escape from a serious
panic. Nobody was injured, though hun
dreds rose from ti.eir seats and fled pre
cipitately to the doors.
The usual Saturday night audience
packed the house. Early in the evening,
about 9:30 o'clock, the electric wires be
came Crossed ia the stage illuminating
apparatus and caused some confusion
behind the scenes "out of sight," causing
brilliant sparka to fly around.
Staid Stage Manager Holden, deeming
"discretion the better Dart of valor," rang
down the curtain.
"When the curtain dropped a young man
in the front row, with a suspicion born of
long attendance on vaudeville, divined
that something was wrong.
He rose and ran down the aisle for the
main entrance He was followed by
others. They even rushed down from the
gallery. In a few seconds there was a
crowd of several hundred people at the
main entrance struegling for exit.
Meanwhile "the band played on," and
a serious panic and stampede of the house
When the doorkeeper saw that the
crowd wanted to get out he opened the
broad doors and let them flock into the
atmosohere of O'Farrell street. Wben
tbe crowa saw that there wns no impedi
ment to exit many did not go out, and in
a few minutes all returned into tl>e
theater and sat the programme out.
The Merchants' Asscciat on Will
Test an Australian
Efforts to Htve, ExtensiV3 Street-
Sprinkling tor Solitary and Hy
The regular meeting of the directors of
the Merchants' Association was held yes
terday, present President P. W. Dohr
mann. James S. Con well, "W. D. Doane, A.
Fusenot, Huso D. Keil, Henry Michaels,
M. A. Rothchild, Vanderlynu Stow and
Frank A. Swain.
Colonel George W. 8011, United States
Consul at Sydney, N. S.W., submitted to
the board the experience of the city of
Sydney in using wood blocks for the
paving of that city. He submitted samples
of the wood there used. It is a species of
very nard eucalyptus that is grown in
Australia. One of the samples was a block
that had been down on a street that was
the heaviest traveled for ever twelve years,
and the wear was oniy 1-10 of an iijch in
that period. He reported that the experi
ence with this wood in Sydney was so
satisfactory that the city had abandoned
every other form of pavement, and is now
using wood only. He claimed that wood
could be sent in large sizes to the United
States, where it could be cut in the proper
sized blocks and used for pavina at a cost
not exceeding that of the best materiuis
thai are now In use here. In case the City
of San Francisco desireJ to experiment
with this wood pavement, Colonel Bell
agreed to get the concession from the
Australian Government to have tbe wood
sent to the United States lor that purpose.
The board decided to refer the entire
matter to the consulting engineer with
instructions that the subject be thoroughly
investigated and that a thorough researcu
be made throughout California for the
purpose of ascertaining whether this spe
cies of eucalyptus was not also grown
within our borders, California being famous
for its many varieties of eucalyptus. The
directors thought it advisable to ascertain
whether this species of wood was not al
ready grown in this State, and whether
it could not be raised here. The objection
to wood as a pavement arising from the
unfortunate experience of the City with
Nicholson's pavement in former years was
shown in no way to apply to this new
An official communication was received
from the Board of Health containing a
memorial addressed to the Merchants'
Association. The memorial contained the
report of Dr. John C. Spencer, bacteriolo
gist of the board, and stated that tuber
culosis or consumption was largely the
result of the inhalation of dust that had
dried germs of tuberculosis contained in
the expectorations of those afflicted with
the disease. The memorial claimed that
by lightly sprinkling the surface of the
streets this dust would be kept In a moiit
condition and would therefore not be dan
gerous. The danger from this dust is in
its pulverized ury condition and by
lightly sprinkling the streets the dust
can be kept down. Tne memorial recom
mended the light sprinkling of surfaces
about to be swept and that wagons con
taining sweepings be covered.
The directors of tbe association decided
to thank the Board of Health for the
memorial and instructed the secretary to
forward the same to the Board of Super
visors with the request that the recom
mendations be executed by the Board of
Supervisors as soon as possible.
The following applications for member
ship were received and the parties were
unanimously elected members of tne as
sociation: M. J. Brandenstein & Co., Owen
& Starr, Hermann Safe Company, H. Eb
binghausen, John Berges, John Pforr,
American Biscuit Company. The addi
tion of these new members makes the
total membership of tne association at
present 669 business firms.
Stole a Barrel of Liquor.
William Smith was arrested yesterday by
Policemen T. L. Ryan and Ea ODea aud
booked at the Seventeentu-street station on
the charge of grand larceny. During the fire
Thursday nignt at Ninth and Bryant streets
Smith stole a barrel of liquor belonging to
Harry Walcom, saloou-keep :r on the corner,
and sold it to Jacob Stanish, saloon-keeper,
2045 Folsom street.
In the Twenty-Ninth.
The Twenty-ninth Assembly Democratic
District Convention met at the Flood
building yesterday. John Allen was
made the unanimous choice of the conven
tion for the Assembly fr om the Twenty
ninth Assembly District. Speeches were
made by Messrs. Allen, Tillman, Lydon
and others. ...-,. . ... \ :
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BRYAN AS A DEMAGOGUE.
The Boy Orator as Seen by a
Daniel Powell, a well-known citizen of
Reno, Nev., recently got a very interest
ing letter from his nephew, Judge CM.
Palmer of Lincoln, Neb., one of Bryan's
friends and neighbors. It sheds much
liguton the boy orator's character and,
shows that he is a demagogue. Among
other things the writer says:
Now as for Mr. Bryan, he is a neighbor of ,
mine and has been for many years. His office !
is in the same building, not thirty leet from
mine, I have frequently tried cases with him. |
He and his family belong to the same church
as I and my family. Mr. Bryan is in every '
sense an honorable, pleasant gentleman, a good
citizen Rnd a fair lawyer. As a man I have the
proiouniiest respect for him.
But it is politically that we are considering
him now. He is strictly a politician; bis
whole life has been devoted to politics; his law
practice is a geco id consideration.
His ambition is for political notoriety, and
so fur he has made his way by his brilliant ora
tory. As an orator he has no superiors and i
thit.k few equals; he is simply irresistible; he
carries an audieuce by storm; people will ap- i
plaud his bursts of oratory, but after the ex
dtement is over they will wonder at the man
ner in which they have seemingly lost their
Mr. Bryan is simply an ndventurer in pub- !
lie; he is always scheming for tome nuw !
dodge, some wild-eyed scheme to catch new i
voters and the discontented, disappointed ed- |
venturers like himself; he is always playing i
upon the people's imaginary grievances, aim- !
ing to inflame their prejudices against those i
who are more contented and more successful
The Dehaes, the Coxejn and the strikers are
sure to tind an advocate in him. Four years
aj;o he was an ardent free-trader; he draw
tears from the eyes of his hearers by painting
the woes coming from a protective tariff ; he
pledged them ail sorts of relief lrom free trade,
etc. But having partially succe>ded is de
stroying some of our most important indus
tries, chief among which is the utter ruin of
our sheep and wool tiade, he views the ruin
he has helped to bring upon the people with
perfect comp.acency. He even laughs at it,
but makes no effort at defending their in
famous fraud upon the people. He now
strikes a new note on a higher key ; it is ''free
silver" now, and with many plau?ibie speeches
he seeks to again deceive and gull tne dear i
people, and. strange to say, he is succeeding in |
Immediately after his nomination he cre
ated quite a furor here. There wns quite a
Bryan vavo swept over the country, but it was j
largely on account of State prido and Bryan's i
local popularity, but it has very largely 'sub- ;
sided now, and the sober second thought of :
the people has already asserted itself, and to I
my personal knowledge the Republican party
is steadily gaining strength every day.
Again, thinking people who know Mr. Bryan
know tiim to be a young man only 36 years
of age, with no experience, no knowledge of j
the science of government, with no realizing '
sense of the importance of the place he is seek- j
lug, with, in fact, nothing to back him save I
his wonderful oratory, and they are alrendy !
asking of what account will his oratory be to
the Nation if he is by chai.ee made President.
They know him to be a man of inordinate
ambition; that he truckles to every element,
DO matter how dangerous it may be, for sup
port. They know he seeks to advance his own
political fortunes, at all haz»rds>, and if that i
be nece.'sary the welfare or the Nation would
be sacrificed to his greedy ambition.
Mr. Bryßn teaches that kind of political
treason that makes the poor man hate the ',
rich man, no matter though the rich man may :
furnish him employment with which to sup- !
Eort his family; it Is a doctrine oi hate — to i
ate everybody and everything above you in .
the financial, social or political world. The i
man who is better off than you in the world is,
by Pryan, held up to desecration as the man
responsible for all your woes, and straqee to
say in the very lowest Classes it is a catching i
Again, he teaches that all government is i
tyrannical. Policemen, State militia and es- !
pi-dally United States troops are kept up sim- i
ply to oppress and persecute the adherents of ;
his scheme. The lower down and more law- '
breaking classes are only too glad to find a
champion in him. He champions every wild
pyed, visionary fad that he thinks may help
him to swim to political fame.
I am quite confident that McKinley will be
overwhelmingly elected. I am sue he will
carry Bryau's ward, Bryan's city, Bryan's ;
county, Bryan'* Congressional district, ani I I
«m quite confident he will carry Bryan's State,
though the Pops and Democrats have fused in
this Slate, which with some few soit-headed
silver Republicans, will make us a hard tight,
hut we are going to put up the fight of our ;
DEMOCRATS AND FUSION.
The State Central Committee For-
mally Ratifies the Unholy
The Democratic State Central Commit
tee held a special meeting in the billiard
room of the California Hotel yesterday to
ratify the fusion ticket of electors and Con
gressmen which the politicians in control
had engineered through the mess of fusion
special committees which had been at the
front for several weeks.
This ratification by tbe State Central
Committee was simply a measure decided
on through an excess of caution, and the
action was simply formal and perfunctory.
Not twenty members of tbe committee
were present when Chairman Alford and
Secretary McCabe began to engineer the
A lesolution offered by W. J. Brobeck
was adopted, and thereby the operation of
naming four Populist electors in the place
of the four Democratic electors who had
resigned was repeated formally by the
highest party authority which at the time
could express itself.
In the resolution C. A. Barlow, the Pop
ulist nominee of the Sixth District, was
named to supply the vacancy caused by
resignation of W. S. Patton, the one Dem
ocrat whose resignation was secured dur
ing tne fusion negotiations.
Mr. Brobeck. also introduced a success
ful resolution concerning that $30 assess
ment levied on the members of the State
Central Committee at the last meeting.
Seven of tbe huudred and some
committeemen had paid the as
sessment and d rustic measures ap
peared to be necessary. Mr. Brobeck's
resolution declared that failure to pay tbe
assessment should be sufficient grounds
for removal of delinquents, and further,
that delinquents shall be removed if the
assessments are not paid by October 3.
There wa9 also adopted a resolution by
J. W. Alitchell of Los Angeles faVoring
campaign meetings at an early oate in the
principal towns and cities of the State un
der tl.e joint auspices of the Democratic,
Populist and silver parties.
Another resolution offered by R. B.
W tiiting, proxy for P. F. Brantsford of
Plumas County, provided that the mem
bers of the State Central Committee and
the various county committees be in
structed and directed to assist to tbe best
of their ability in securing the election of
Is the time when you should look, out for
the condition of your health. Avoid sick-
ness by ; purifying and enriching your
The Beat— ln fact The One True Blood Purifier.
Hood?s Pille d< > n °t cause pain or
IIUUU 5 flllS g r ip e . A U druggists, 250.
Ely's Cream Balm Efi
Cleanses the Nasal ; W^^n^^iai I
Passage*. Allays P»in fWHXZtI W>3 *M
and inflammation, Kfr>> ix/S x A
Kectores the >ense« of ',&*, H ' < 'T^"/»S
Taste and Smell. j$ _S "*&£#
Heals the Sores. [jE&lft _^£^M^J
Apply Balm Into each nostril llSiBfer*£^d™Sßi
Kit 880t.,66 VY M r»a Ib&I y^^ l *^
the fusion candidates, "and to give every
advantage to tho-e who may represent
them at any period of the campaign."
THE IL A U:G DEBT.
The Election CommUaionerg Consider
The Grand Jury's recommendation
that the question of payins the floating:
indebtedness of the City be submitted to
the people at the next general election
was discussed at a meeting of the Election
Commissioners yesterday. It seemed to
be the general impression that such a
r NEW TO-DAY. ../
I Tell All Hyams, Brown & Co.,
that Hyams, Brown & Co.,
the largest Wholesale
Manufacturers of Fine
Clothing on the Pacific
| Coast, are now selling at
retail, thus saving you
one-half the retailers'
| Until next Saturday night we are going to
| hold a Special Sale that will startle the com-
munity. Look at the way we have slashed
I Men's All-Wool Blue Kersey Overcoats, loner cut, velvet
collar. Worth at retail, $12.50." Our wholesale price, 56.00
Men's All-Wool Business Suits, In Brown, Cray, Black and
Blue. Cheap elsewhere at $10, Our wholesale price, $S.OO
Boys' All-Wool Loner Pants Suits, 4- lines, good value, ages
■ 13 to 19. Our wholesale price 54.00
L~ ——WORTH TEN DOLLARS.
&I"Ji I i I k |r WHOLESALE 9
I iii iyi jmJLU^ manufacturers ' f
In!! #^|P|j WT Men's, Boys' & Children's i
C^NJr FINE cloth »nq I
HH^ RETAILED ]
I*^ At Wholesale Prices i
25-27 SANSOME STREET 4
FONLYHALF A BLOCK FROM MARKET ; STREET $
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■■■■■in JJUtTWlwy^i I 111 ■LlLiil'gMLlJgMi'llJaLlJlllßliltli^ftMlJ^aMßWlL,
business. The phenomenal success attending our
recent sale has permitted us to satisfy the claims
of our creditors in an incredibly short time and
enabled us to start in business again on a cash
basis. In buying our new stock we have taken
in the cream of the many big bargains which the
present stagnation has forced manufacturers and
jobbers to dispose of at great sacrifices. We note
below a few items of a storeful, which will
astonish you for variety, style and extremely
HHZZIZ 75c Silk and Wool Mixed Suiting in beautiful design, for. . .60c -
37c Fancy Mohair Dress Goods, 42 inches wide, for 25c -
IZZZIZZ 37c A Wool-Heather Mixed Dress Goods, 38 inches wide. . 25c — — — —
IZZZZIZ: 25c Fancy Colored Mohair Suiting, 36 inches wide, for Yl Ac '
. ■ 25c Black Figured Alpaca, cut t0..... ........:.12^c ' ~
~ZIIZZZ^. . l'2}4c Cashmere Flannelette.... BJ/3C . ■
HHZIZZ I2}|c 32-inch Wash Llama Cloth (mill closed down) 5 C . ZZZZIZZ
■ZZZZZZ^I 75c Black Soleil, 42 inches wide 50 c —
————— 75c Figured Black- Soleil, 42 inches wide. 50 c
ZHZZZZL 20c 10-4 Sheeting, marked down t0.... . 150 ZZZZZZZI
HZZIZZ: BLANKETS, heretofore always sold for $7 50, offered at $4 50. •
_- - Cold nights are coming. . • . .
jIJsI.MOBAN&CO.,' O":S.r,;0 ":S.r,;S s ' :
REDUCTION IN (T\ ~7~
; Clearance Sale. \J>V\ fVW\\\\ f%V^
1890 %fe565.00. *>S?B§J& V
- : 1896 TANDEMS $99.00.
liilip=»^r Ilill SO. I.IDESLS $49.00.
lliP~~? HP 80S. 2,4 and S IDEALS, $39.00.
, "*3SESssSfiSHfIEBHBHMBfcB*S6i*' > : All New. Guaranteed One Year.
GEO. A. FAUI/KJS KB. Oakland Agent, cor. Twelfth and Webster Stf«
nnnoiiro KOK barker* bar. cosivioi'oijita.w.
KKBIJ^ M 9b trs, bootblacks, bath- j
ft* II II law houses, billiard- table* ! Opposite U. S. Mint, 100 and 102 fifth su, San
, brewers, bookbinders, candy-makers, canners. I Francisco,Cai — The most select family hotel In
i dyers,- flourmills, ..foundries, laundries, paper- ' the city. Board and room 1, SI 25 aud $1 60 por
| hangers, printers, painters, shoe factories, tt;»ul» j day, according to room. Meals 25c. .Rooms .'>■'•
■ men, tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc. . and 75c a day. Free coach to and from the hotel.
BUCHANAN BROS., " . . Loot for the coach bearing the name of the Co*
BrusUilaauft*tturers.eyuS»cramcuto3»» | mopoUtan Hotel. . WM. *' AHJi X, Proprietor.
question conld only be acied en at a
special election, but it was decided to loot
further into the leyal aspect of tke case
before takintr any steps in the matter.
Registrar Hir.ton reported to the Com
missioners that he had selected Gairet
McEneiney as his attorney in the nun.
dagnaa proceedings brought by the od
Address by Key. Sir. Birch.
Tne usual afternoon service for young mea
only will be neld at the Christian Association
Mason smd Ellis streets, to-day at 3 o'clock.
The address will be delivered by Rev. Mr
Birch. All young men welcome. Seats free.