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Election November 3, JS96.
What has become of Coxey this year?
What's the matter with Republican har
Get into line for Charles L. Taylor and
show your party loyalty.
Every Democrat the party was proud of
has ceasea to be proud of the party.
Get into line for Colonel Taylor and you
will find Republican harmony all around
As politics warm up the weather grows
cooler and nature tempers the wind to the
There is only one way to drive Buccley
and Rainey out of politics and that is to
put Colonel Taylor in office.
If Bryan does not stoD his ridiculous
talk about coercion he will soon become
known as the National Silly Billy.
The Chicago free-silver parade seems to
have been half a razzle-dazzle, half a mas
querade and altogether a farce.
Watson's plan to make the campaign
on a sectional issue was bad, but Bryan's
scheme of making it a class issue is worse.
It appears at first sight that the Demo
cratic leaders are lost, but really they are
just where they were. It is the party that
The Democrats havi* at last found out
what their hand-organs are best fitted for
and have set them to wort pas3ing the hat
Why should any Republican sit on the
fence and swear at the Supreme Court
when he can get into line and march with
Silver Democrats are both demoralized
and moneyless, but the old gold fellows
are holding fast to their morals and their
Election day is now near enough for the
time to be counted by days instead of
weeks. The jubilee is at hand and good
times are coming.
As Cleveland has declined to make a
speech for the gold Democrats it is evi
dent that he is favoring the movement by
every means in his power.
Why should the Republicans of ' San
Francisco fight a losing battle with one
another when they can unite and fight a
winning battle against Democracy and the
Don't permit other issues of the cam
paign to lead you to overlook the move
ment for woman suffrage. Remember the
Republican party is pledged to support it
and must keep the pledge.
All the best trade journals in the coun
try predict an immediate revival of bnsi
ness after the election of McKinley. They
understand the situation and have faith in
the advance agent of prosperity.
The argument for protection has be
come so absolutely unanswerable in this
country that arguments for free trade
have been made literally untalkable. You
never hear them even on the streets.
The Democratic tomtoms may divert
the attention of the people from the tariff
issue whiie they are on the streets, but as
soon as they go home and begin to talk
over work and wages they are confronted
by it again.
Bryan tells the farmers Chat free silver
will enable them to get better prices for
their products and he tells workingmen
their wages will have the same purchasing
power as at present. It is evident that if
the boy orator hasn't everything of genius
he has at least its versatility.
As the meaning and the merits of inter
national bimetallism Decome understood
by the people the silver craze subsides
and the stanchest advocates of the re
monetization of silver are leaving the Bry
anite camp and returning to the party of
protection and sound money.
Some of the men who bolted the Repub
lican county organization, protested
against the action of Registrar Hinton
and boltea from the decision of the State
Central Committee are now talking of
bolting the decision of the Supreme Court.
Their next move will probably be to bolt
the United States.
The silliest thing in the history of
American politics was the appearance of a
number of men in the free-silver parade
in Chicago wearing masks, under the pre
tense of a fear their employers would dis
charge them if they were recognized. A
congenital idiot could hardly do anything
more ridiculous than that.
THE AMERICAN BALLOT.
The current number of the Forum con
tains an article upon the American ballot
by Hugh H. Lusk, an ex-member of the
New Zealand Legislature and a resident
for many years of the Antipodes. After
some well-worded reflections upon the
motives which influence and the methods
w ich mislead the mind of the average
voter, the writer proceeds to explain the
essential differences between the present
American system of voting and its origi
nal, the Australian system, upon which
it is supposed to be modeled. After ex
plaining these divergences, Mr. Lusk pro
ceeds to contrast the two systems, quite to
the detriment of the American plan.
Among the notable departures of the
American from the Australian system,
Mr. Lusk lays especial emphasis upon the
following, with respect to the registration
of voters under the Australian system: It
ia not left to the discretion of the citizen
to claim registration; the Government
compels it, and by a system of public in
spection sees to it that the name of every
person entitled to vote is entered upon the
register, and that the name of every per
son not entitled to vote is removed from
it. The electoral roll thus prepared and
purged is not open to challenge upon the
day of election, and thus all confusion or
delay arising from the exercise of chal
lenges during our election are entirely
avoided under the Australian plan.
Another essential difference in the two
systems is that in Australia no two issues
are ever mixed at a single election. Mem
bers of the Legislature are chosen at one
time and the municipal officials at an
other. While this makes elections fre
quent, it lessens the degree of their im
portance, and therefore of their inter
ference with business which inheres under
the American plan.
In Australia election days are not holi
days, nor are there any of the outward
evidences of public interest in them which
form so insistent a part of the American
election. The ballot also, which is to be
voted at any single election, is a small and
simple affair compared with our blanket
ballots, and all party designations are
omitted from it. The names of the can
didates being placed upon the ballot by
the Government officials conducting the
election the voter, instead of marking by
a cross or otherwise the names of those for
whom he wishes to vote, obliterates the
names of those for whom he does not.
With these elements of simplicity in the
Australian system it is claimed that a
single polling-place will easily accommo
date eight or ten thousand voters between
8 in the morning and 4 in the after*
noon, while less than as many hundred
can be accommodated between sunrise
and sunset of an American election day.
It must ba confessed by those who be
lieve that our present system of voting is
in advance of that existing prior to its
adoption that there are distinct superiori
ties in the original Australian system
which we have failed to transplant to our
own. It must also be admitted that pur
attempts at improvement of the Austra
lian original have not been successful.
We have robbed it of its simplicity in our
endeavor to adapt it to what has ap
peared to our politicians to be the essen
tial peculiarities of American politics, and
have introduced elements of confusion,
which, unless they are speedily removed,
will endanger the success and existence
of the entire system.
It only requires a glanco at our Califor
nia experience to discover these defects.
Ever since the so-called Australian ballot
law became a part of our political system,
our courts have been occupied in the at
tempt to unravel its intricacies. Every
election campaign seems to bring to the
surface an increasing crop of problems for
the courts to solve, and their solution ap
pears only to develop a new series of
conundrums. During the past month,
the Supreme Court of the State of Cal
ifornia has been mainly occupied with
these tangles, to the exclasion of other
business far more important to the rights
of the average citizen; and this Is but a
repetition of its experience during prior
campaigns. If these conflicts over the
construction and application of our ballot
Jaw ended with election day, there would
be less reason for complaint, but they do
not and *ill not so end.
Every recent election h«ld in California
has resulted in a cloud of contests, which
bring to the surface evidences of the con
fusion, uncertainty and error into which
electors have fallen in their enaeavor to
obey the law. It is becoming more and
more apparent that the American ballot
system must be purged of these evils be
fore it can be credited with being the suc
cess which at the time of its adoption its
admirers claimed for it.
This year, as in every crisis In the
history of the country, men of all par
ties are uniting together. Men who
have been Democrats, men who have
belonged to other political parties in
the past, loving their country and its
honor more than they love party, are
with us this year. We welcome them
all, and standing together I am quite
sure that on the 3d day of November
the verdict will teach the whole world
that the American people love honeity,
and that the American Government will
maintain it* financial houor at any
RESPEOT FOB LAW.
One of the strongest and worthiest quali
ties of the American people is their re
spect for law. Without that quality in
herent and dominant in the National
character it would be impossible to main
tain a republican form of government.
T is is so self-evident that all true pa
triots regard with more than ordinary
concern every evidence of a tendency,
either in the press or on the stamp, to ex
cite the minds of the people against the
courts, or to weaken the popular respect
for the established law of the land.
In view of the incessant attacks now
being made by the Bryanites against the
Supreme Court of the United States it Is
in the highest degree important that all
Republicans and conservative Democrats
should be emphatic and united in uphold
ing the authority of the courts and si
lencing those who either directly or by in
sinuation endeavor to weaken that au
thority by traducing the Judges.
\Ve have in our own City an evil of this
kind to condemn and guard against. The
action of the Supreme Court of the State in
deciding questions arising under the elec
tion laws has necessarily been adverse to
one of the parties in each contest. In
several instances the defeated parties in
stead of submitting to the decision with a
proper respect for the law have sought to
distort the effect of the decisions on the
public mind by unjustly and unfaliiy
criticizing the Justices who made them.
No intelligent man sincerely questions
the honesty of our Supreme Court, and
certainly none should question it for the
sake of paitisan or factional discontent.
The decisions given have been impartial,
and express the judgment of trained legal
minds on the issues before the court. It
is presumptuous in men who are not
lawyers and who speak without either
professional or official responsibility to
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1896.
criticize and condemn the Judges of the
courts on mere political grounds. We
have had too much of tbat kind of thing
already. It is time for patriot citizens to
assert themselves and put to scorn the
loose-tongued traducers of our Judges and
I do not believe there are many men in
this country, no matter what they have
t bought in the past, who will not now
say that free trade, or go-called tariff
reform, has proved by the experience of
the past four years to be a signal and
disastrous failure. It has failed, utterly
failed, in every prophecy, promise and
expectation. It has not secured a single
thing that its advocates said would fol
low its adoption— not one. More, it has
not served a single American interest.
It has served the interests of other na
tions of the world, but has given no
benefit to the American people. — Mc-
A SILLY PRETENSE.
In the parade of the Bryanitesat Chicago
on Friday night, we are told that a num
ber of men marched with their faces
masked, for fear that they would be dis
charged if they were recognized by their
employers. A sillier freak than this has
never been known in the history of Ameri
can politics. It could have originated only
in the mind of a man utterly ignorant of
the courage and self-respecting manhood
of the American people. It would have
been an insult to workingmen if it bad
not been too silly to be taken seriously.
It has been a common cry with the
Democrats that t!ie people were bribed
and bought by rich corporations, and that
cry was foolish enough, as all the world
knows. The new cry of coercion carries
folly to the verge of lunacy. There is no
intimidation in any State north of Mason
and Dixon's line. Even in ts>e Southern
States it is practiced only to a compara
tively small extent, and exercised only
over negroes, who are too poor, too ignor
ant and too much subject yet to the in
fluences of slavery to know how to assert
their rights and to maintain them.
In the North and West there is a free bal
lot and a fair count. No American em
ployer coerces his labor, tries to coerce it
or even desires to coerce it. It is safe to
challenge the orators and organs of the
fusion party to name one single employer
who has made or shown signs of making
the slightest attempt to intimidate his
employes in any manner whatever.
The Bryan campaign is, in fact, rapidly
degenerating into a farcical and almost
fraudulent affair. Deserted by the abler
and more self-respecting leaders of the
Democratic party the fusion managers
have sunk from low to lower levels at
every stage of the canvass. Incapable of
argument, incapable of an effective man
agement of the affairs of the party, they
have come at last to resort in National
affairs to styles of electioneering that
would be a jest and a byword in ward pol
itics. The charge of bribing American
workingmen was bad enough. The
charge of coercion is idiocy.
The silverites tell us the act of 1873
was log-rolled through Congress, and
honest men knew nothing about it until
the law wag passed. The fact ig that
that legislation was under discussion
from April, 1870, till February, 1873,
and one of its warmest supporters wag
Senator Jones from the silver State of
Nevada They tell us, too, that the act
of 1873 struck down one-half of tlie
people's money. Yet while from 1792
till 187 3 we had coined only a little
more than 8100,000,000 in silver, since
1873 we have coined 8431,000,000 in
silver. — Ex-Governor FifVr of Illinois.
As the reports come in from Georgia
nnd Florida, it is disclosed that the Demo
crats have suffered heavy losses even in
these States where the Republicans had
no expectation of success. Moreover,
there is reason to believe that had the vote
been cast and counted fairly the losses
would have been greater than are now
shown, and bourbon Democracy would
have been shattered in its strongholds.
It requires no great acumen to see what
the falling off of the Democratic vote in
Georgia and Florida means. Conserva
tive Democrats have refused to follow the
party into the Bryanite camp, and middle
of-the-road Pooulists, indignant at the
treatment of Watson, have insisted upon
maintaining their party organization in
the State as a recourse for the people
against the domination of Democratic
The motives which determined the
votes of conservative Democrats and stal
wart Populists in Georgia and Florida will
be potent to a greater or less extent among
the same classes of voters throughout the
Union. It is not a mere coincidence that
in strong Republican States the Repub
lican vote has increased, while in strong
Democratic States tlie Democratic vote
has diminished. There must be some
widespread and strongly felt impulse to
move the voters of Vermont and Arkansas,
or Maine and Georgia, in the same way.
Nor is it difficult to determine the nature
of that impulse. It is simply the revolt of
the business instinct of the people against
Democratic free trade ana Bryanite free
If anything had been needed to give
assurance of a Republican victory the fall
ing off in the Democratic vote) in Arkan
sas, Florida and Georgia would give it. A
proportionate Democratic loss in other
States will give the entire North and West
to McKinley. Even the border State may
be counted in the Republican column.
Democracy and Populism have fused in
The first and most pressing duty of the
men responsible for the government of
this country, therefore, Is to provide
revenue sufficient for its needs. I shall
hail the opportunity to vote for that
revenue, and I believe that in raising it
we should follow out the policy which
prevailed in this country from 1861 to
1893, and which at the aam« time that
it procured the necessary mean* for our
current expenditures and the payment
of 99, 000,000, 000 of debt, had the
effect of enormously increasing the
prosperity of our people.— Hon. S. W.
HARMONY AND SUCCESS.
There is no joy among the minor politi
cians who have been supporting a few
factionista in a futile contest against legal
and rightful authority in the Republican
party of San Francisco. These blind fol
lowers of equally blind would-be bosses
present an appearance so grotesque that
their plaintive wail is productive of mer
riment rather than pity.
"Behold our ridiculous plight," quoth
they. "Behold how we stood in with
the Martin Kelly game all summer,
and now we shall hare to wear linen
dusters ail winter."
The candidates named by the Kelly
convention must certainly feel a sad
ness mingled with chagrin when they
reflect upon the position in which the
Supremo Court's action places them.
The decision that they have no legal place
on the official ballot has bereft them of
every hope for success, and well nigh
snuffs out their ambition to defeat the
regular nominees of the party to which
they have hitherto avowed allegiance.
Some of these nominees will doubtless
accept the present opportunity to retire
from a contest which must inevitably end
disastrously for them and their friends.
As for the rank and file, members of the
Republican party who have been tempo
rarily misled by specious pretensions on
the part of the before-mentioned would-be
bosses, they will quite naturally return to
the party where their sympathies and in
This prospect gives promise of Republi
can harmony and success on the 3d of
next month, despite the persistent efforts
on the part of a few individuals to con
tinue the contentions and schisms within
the party organization.
G. V. Reed of Visalia Is at the Ross.
W. J. Sollas of Dublin, Ireland, Is at the Pal
E. E. Gaylord of Pasadena arrived her* yes
Captain C. Wilson of the ship Navajo Is In
Mme. Biber has returned from New York
K. Casper, who built the electrical works at
Vallejo, is at the Russ.
Judge J. M. Walling of Nevada City Is on a
visit here and is at the Russ.
William L. Maxwell of the United Etates
steamer Rush is at the California.
John Connolly of the Holbrooke, Grass Val
ley, is a guest at the Cosmopolitan.
County Assessor D. P. McPhall of Hollister
was among yesterday's arrivals here.
Edward J. Hatch, a business man of Escon
dldo, Southern California, ie at the Russ.
W. A. Moorehouse of Los Angeles is at the
Palace. His wife and child are with him.
H. N. Birt hag returned from Indianapolis
and is staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
James R. Renton and Charles Desky, of Hon
olulu, were among yesterday's arrivals here.
A. T. Wells, a wealthy resident of Denver, Is
at the Occidental, accompanied by Mrs. Wells.
W. Williams of the firm of R. Williams & Son
of Grass Valley, is staying at the Cosmopolitan.
W. J. Babcock, a traveling man of Toledo,
Ohio. Is among recent arrivals at the Cosmo
W. J. McKnight, of Wadsworth, Nev., Is here
to attend the meeting of firemen to take place
James C. Tyrrell, editor of 'the Grass Valley
Daily Tidings, is spending a few days here and
Is at tne Russ.
J. B. Hodson, a merchant and cattle-grower
of Marysville, Mont., is at the Grand, accom
panied by his wife.
h. R. Ellert, president of the Sanitary Re
duction Works, leaves to-day by the Canadian
Pacific for New York.
W. E. Parsons, a prominent business man of
Grass Valley, is in the City with his family and
staying at the Cosmopolitan.
United States Minister Ellis Mills of Hawaii
arrived here yesterday on the steamer Aus
tralia from Honolulu and is at the Occidental.
Dr. J. M. Kesselbach, a uerman scientist who
has been at different points In California for
some time, is visiting the university at Berke
E. A. McQuade, a business man of Victoria,
who has been in 111 health for some time, ar
rived here yesterday for a change of scene.
He is at the Russ.
C. Henne, the wealthiest student of Palo
Alto, whose clothes are a dream and who,
when it comes to spending simoleons, is
known as the most dashing of plungers, Is up
from the university for a few days to enjoy
surcease from toil.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 10.— At the West
minster, E. W. Eames, Mrs. and Miss G. H.
Field; Albemarle, Mr. and Mrs. A. Carrigan.
Mrs. E. Harris; Vendome, Mrs. L. and Miss
Kalmuke; Holland, W. 08. Macdonough;
Gerlach. Mr. and Mrs H. D. Morton; Broadway,
A. Cohn; Everett, Mr. aud Mrs. D. F. Walker;
Grand Union, H. Jones, A. L. Davis; Bturte.
CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON*, D. C, Oct. 10.— Among to
days arrivals are: H. H. Krebs, San Francisco,
Riggs House; R. R. Delaney, Los Angeles,
Shoreman Hotel; T. D. Mount, Sacramento,
Teller is a tale that Is told. It Is in vain that
he goes around pretending to be alive.—
The country may be talked to death, but it
can never be talked into repudiating its hon
est debts.— Chicago Tribune.
It is a positive sin to bet on Bryan ; first, be
cause belting Is wrong, aud, second, because
betting on Bryan is unutterably foolish.—Bal
Mr. Bryan is still chasing after the people
and the people are still chasing tfter McKin
ley. Fortunately they know where to find
him. — Syracuse Post.
Populist enthusiasm over Bismarck's letter
shows that foreign interference with onr
financial affairs is all right if <Jt is on the side
of free silver.— Detroit Free Press.
There is no sucn potential trust in the land
as the silver "combine." It proposes to rob
all the people by forcing them to Mexico's
money basis.— lndianapolis Journal.
The American dollar cannot very well be
clipped without clipping the American eagle.
And the American eagle is a bird that must
not be disfigured or fooled with.— New York
Mr. Bryan will find it difficult to lead the
"oppressed and strangled workingmen" out
of conditions which do not exist. They are
not fooled by his demagogic harangues.—Bos
If the Democrats are no more certain of go
ing to heaven than they are of carrying
Illinois by any majority whatever, they
should invest in asbestos overcoats at once.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
"The money question," says Candidate
Bryan, "is a simple question." And that is
true. Even an uneducated voter can under
stand thataso-cent dollar is not an honest
dollar.— Kansas City Journal.
If Mr. Bryan does not desire to be laughed at
he should stop his absurd talk about being a
man of destiny. With everything going
against him, as is now the case, it seems silly
for him to be using this man-of-destiny busi
ness in his speeches.— St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald.
If the United States can by act of Congress
make the silver dollar equal to the gold dollar,
as sometimes the Popocrati c candidate says it
can, why can't it make the silver dollar equal
to two gold dollars?
If it can double the value of silver, why
can't it quadruple itf
If it can double the value of sliver, why
can't it double the value of iron and copper,
of corn and cotton T
If it can double the value of anything, why
not of everything?
If it can create value, why can't it create
wealth? Why can't it create wealth for
every man and make a state in which all
shall be rich?— Cincinnati Commercial Tri
BRYAN AND THE FARMERS
The farmers of Nebraska have a little score
to settle with Hod. William Jennings Bryan,
just as the eleven thousand odd people in that
Btate have who were compelled to draw all
their saving out ol the savings banks to en
able them to exist during the hard times that
Bryan voted for when he helped pass the Gor
man-Wilson hybrid tariff.
It is this way with the Nebraska farmers.
During the long era oi Republican protection
their livestock had grown to be worth $86,
--023,803 In 1890. Then came the McKinley
tariff and it increased by $10,424,020, up to
$96,447,828 during the next three years, be
fore the country was afflicted with a Demo
cratic administration and the threat of free
Democracy meant disaster to the farmers of
Nebraska just as it did to the farmers in every
other State. After three years of Democracy
and a couple of years of the advance step to
ward free trade the value of Nebraska live
stock fell to $55,381,849 at the beginning of
3 896, a loss of $41,065,979 In three years.
Bryan may like to paste these figures In his
hat for ready reference when he talks to the
farmers around bis home:
VALUE OF NEBRASKA LIVESTOCK.
Jan. 1. Per od. Value.
1890.. Protection $86,023,808
1893.. Protection (McKin
McKinley protection increase. .. .810,424,020
1896.. Free trade (8ry»n). 956,381,849
Bryan free-trade decrease $41,065,979
In 1890 there were 113,608 farms In Ne
braska, and every one of the owners of these
farms-has been more or less injured by the
adoption of the lree-trade policy that Bryan
voted for— some more and some less. The
average loss to every Nebraska farm since 1893,
through the depreciation of the value Of in
livestock. lian been $361 50. With free silver
perhaps Bryan will refund this lobs that he
voted for. Then, again, perhaps he won't.
Farmers should make sure upon this point be
fore they vote for Bryan, Bryanisnf, more free
trade and still cheaper livestock.
THE PRESS FAVORABLE TO
The women In the stress of the campaign
for equal suffrage are deeply grateful to the
newspapers of the State, three-fourths of
which are warmly advocating the sixth
amendment. Among several facts creditable
to the State, which the suffrage campaign has
brought to light, none are more so than the
generosity and the disinterestedness shown by
The Santa Barbara Flag gays: "One of the
arguments advanced against equal suffrage is
that women do not as a rule care to vote. On
the same line of argument women do not pine
fortij-j privilege of making beds or sweeping
or washing dishes, and yet all these unpleas
ant tasks are necessary to the welfare of 'we
men,' and so is equal suffrage. We have tried
to operate this Government for a long time
and have not succeeded very well, and It Is
time for us not only to allow the women to
help us, but to ask them to do so."
The Tulare Citizen speaking of proper quali
fications for the ballot says: "It is as fair and
reasonable that men of light complexion or
blue eyes should be disfranchised as it is to
disfranchise a person Decause of the accident
of sex, over which she had no control and for
which she Is in no way responsible. No test
other than that of the ability to exerc.se the
right of the elective franchise intelligently
should ever be applied among people laying
claim to an advanced stage of civilization.
• * • There is no good, intelligent reason
why woman should not exercise the privilege
on equal terms with man."
The Gilroy Gazette in commenting upon the
different amendments to be voted upon at the
ensuing election says: No. 6, if carried, will
give woman the ballot. As a citizen, tax
payer and mother she has a right to it. As an
intelligent being, fully as much interested in
good government as men, she can lay full
claim to take as sensible a part in elections as
men usually do. There is no good argument
against female suffrage, while there are hun
dreds in favor of it. Vote a great big yes for
No. 6, and when you have done so you will
simply have performed an act, but one that
will make you feel twice as manly. In time,
if you live to see the effects of 'woman as a
voter,' you will bless the day in which you
were permitted to put a great big X for amend
We have come across two papers that pay
their respects to the Missourian who is so
afraid of woman, the Hanlord Democrat and
the Ukiah Herald. The first says: "John At
kiuson oi' St. Louis says if California adopts
equal suffrage he will change his intention of
coming to this State. Arguments in favor of
equal suffrage multiply." The second paper
gives him good aavice, as follows : "Stay where
you are, John. California can do without you,
but without woman suffrage, neverl"
Among several papers in Humboldt County
favorable to amendment 6 we quote the words
of the editor of tae Eureka Watchman: "We
have never seen a valid, tenable reason urged
for denying equal suffrage. We look upon man
and woman at: two individuals before the law.
There can bo no just reason why the law
should give one individual a special right
or privilege over another individual. There
can be no reason why the law should place
a special bar or disability upon one indi
vidual to render such individual subject
to the unchecked power of another simply
because of ihe distinction of sex. Woman
must bear all the obligation*, pains and pen
alties that the law imposes, must pay taxes, be
imprisoned, be executed on tne gallows for
capital crime, and to deny her a voice in
making and rendering such laws inflicting
penalties and summarily dlsposin - of her
person and property can only arise from the
barbaric instincts that have not been educated
out of tne so-called civilized man ; in fact, this
indubitable evidence of a lorm'er state of bar
barity seems to cling to some men with terrible
tenacity— a deathlike grip. In all stages of
civilization the barbaric and partially civil
ized inevitably go to the wall in a contest with
a higher civilization. The instinct that denies
tne individual woman the stxndiug before the
law that it does the individual man must just
as surely go to the wall, and the lime for this
event 1* very near at hand. The batt.e is
We close with a good word from Hollister.
The West Coast Alliance says: "We do not re
member when we did not believe In the equal
political rights of men and women. We have
believed that the truth would come to be re
stored, and the natural rights of woman would
be conceded by those iv whose hands that
vote now rests. We know of no rule or prin
ciple which can be applied to women as an argu
ment against the franchise which does not ap
ply with equal force against men. We are glad
the question is before the peopie in the shape
of an amendment to the constitution. We are
' glad to find great papers like The Call cham
pioning the cause.
These samples of the sentiment of the press,
taken al random, do not look as if the "chiv
alry" of men will die out when woman's just
Claim to the ballot Is granted.
What the Republican National
Committee Is Doing in This
Campaign of Education*
One hundred and fifty million documents on
money, the tariff aud the other Issues of the
campaign, enough, reading matter to supply
every man, woman and child in the United
Slates with two documents each, have been
distributed by the Republican National Com
mittee from the Chicago headquarters. All of
the great printing presses in Chicago could not
print halt of them in a month. Their aggre
gate weight is 1200 tons. Sixty great freight
cars would be required to haul them from one
town to another.
These figures are sufficient to show clearly
that the present Presidential campaign is a
campaign of education as no other in the his
tory of American politics has been. The
Democrats have not distributed as much mat
ter, but they have been a. so active, and enough
has been distributed by both parties to enable
every one desirous oi knowledge to be fully
acquainted with the issues.
Inree floors of a big building on Wabash
avenue are occupied by Captain Thomas H.
McKee, the chief of the document depart
ment, who has charge of the work of distribu
tion. Under him are employed a large force
of men, whose number varies from day to day,
according to the exigencies of the situation.
Sometimes Captain McKee has had as many
as 140 men working for him, but at the pres
ent time the number has dropped to eighty
five or ninety.
These distribute the flood of campaign litera
ture with which Chairman Hauna has been
deluging the country. Over at toe Auditorium
ferry Heath, £. V. Smalley and the others pre
pare copy for the printers. This copy consists
of arguments oi ail sorts on the currency, the
tariff and other subjects which may be de
signed to wm votes for McKiniey. Then it is
printed. Not more than a fourth of the docu
ments are printed in Chicago. Captain Mc-
Kee says they all would have been printed
here, but the printers of the city have not been
able to handle any more oi them than a fourth,
nor could they it their presses were kept busy
from the opening until the clo&e of the cam
paign. So the documents are printed in every
part of the country— in New York, Philadel
phia, Washington, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and
in every big city from tne Atlantic Ocean to
the gulf. All the work is done in union offices
and every document bears the typographical
One hundred and forty-five separate docu
ments are Issued by the literary bureau. These
cover every phase of the Republican platform.
By far the great majority are on the money
question, perhaps as much as three-fourths of
the total number. The tariff lathe subject of
the next largest number, then comes recipro
city, foreign relations, pensions and good gov
ernment, with a number of miscellaneous sub
jects, such as tne opinion of Democratic news
papers on the Chicago platform and candidates.
Besides those in English there are documents
printed in other languages. In German there
are twenty-seven documents. There are seven
in Bohemian, seven in Swedish, six In Nor
wegian, three in Finnish, nine in Italian, five
in Polish, three in Dutcb and two In Hebrew.
These documents arrive at the rate of 1,000,
--000 or more a day and are distributed just ao
they are received. They are of all sizes, from
little 2x4 inch leaflets of four pages, to the big
Republican campaign textbook, a pamphlet of
over 400 pages. The work of distributing them
begau on August 11, a weeK after the arrival
of Captain McKee in the city. He selected and
trained his staff, and "with the experience
which he gained at Washington as superinten
dent of the Congressional document-room he
has inangurated a wonderful system of distri
bution, which succeeds in handling from eight
totwentv-flve tons of matter a day In such a
way that he can tell at any time just how
many copies of each document have been dis
tributed, where they have been sent and other
de Most' of the documents are distributed
through the State committees. The field is
divided thoroughly. The township committees
send to the county committees the names ol
people to whom It mignt be well to send liter
ature These in turn send the names to tne
State committees, and the committees, as well
as tome private persons, make requisition
upon the document department Captain
McKee ships his matter to the State commit
tees and those attend to the minor distribu
tion. ______ — —
TRUTH ABOUT MONEY.
Much Mote Per Head in Gold
Countries Than in Silver
It is "more money" the Bryanites want.
We have already shown that Bryan's policy
of free silver would at first contract the cur
rency of the United States to about oue- third
what it is at present.
Now. which nations have the most money,
those with the gold standard or those with the
The silverites are fond ol talking about per
The per capita circulation of the world Is
about $5 15.
The per capita of the gold standard countries
The per capita of the sliver standard coun
tries is nearly S4 30.
The gold standard countries have a per capita
of silver alone of $5 40.
The silver standard countries have a per
capita of silver o: $2 32, the rest of their small
circulation being mainly depreciated paper.
Under free coinage of gold and stiver the
United States had. a per capita circulation in
1800 of $4 99.7; iv 189G we have one of
The gold standard countries, with less than
one-third of the world's population, have very
nearly two-thirds of the world's currency cir
And yet Mr. Bryan would take the United
States from the gold standard and place it
upon the silver standard.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERYAN'S ELEC
Prom the forum.
If the Democratic party should be victorious
our Government would thereby announce Its
fraudulent bankruptcy. Simultaneously our
community would lose Its ability to pay taxes,
all imports suddenly ceasing. Borrow, the
Government could not, for no one
would lend; even if the administra
tion were not bound by the plat
form to issue no bonds in time of peace, it
could not raise money, for no oue would trust
it. Then all Government employes, and with
them the employe* of the Stales and the muni
cipalities—the Judges, the police, the army, the
navy, the pensioners— would have their means
of subsistence cutoff. The geueral paralysis of
business would at the same time cause the
stopping of all factories, shut down all mills,
clone all avenues of useful employment
Famine, compared with which all those of
which history has a record would appear as
plenty, would reign throughout the land.
Fathers would witness their families Buffer
ing the pangs of hunger and nowhere to look
for food. Thousands and tens of thousands
would perish in the agonies of starvation.
Desolation would spread from one end to the
other of the country. The Government could
give no succor. The paper money which it
would hurry to issue would, like the note of
any fraudulent bankrupt.be utterly worthless.
Its promise to pay would be deemed
a hollow mockery. In vain would we
look for help toward foreign na
tions. A dynamiter mutilated by his own
bomb can hardly expect sympathy. A pirate
sailing under the black flag can expect no aid.
The daystoi the Republic would not be leng'.h
ened ia this land. We cannot be an abomina
tion to the Lord and live.
Tls evening In the country,
In the mild September hours,
And we linger In the odors
Of tea autumn fields and flowers.
The cricket and the katydid
Have brought their song and call,
And in the orchard gloaming
We may bear the apples fall.
Why do the apples fall this way?
Who knows the reason why?
Or why that meteor yonder
Leaves the urches of the sky?
aut even the little sparrow's end
Is known to the Lord of all; .
And we meditate with natnra
As we hear tlie apples fall.
Edward S. (blamer in ihe New York Sun.
LADY'S WAIST WITH VENETIAN
A simple waist with so many stylish features
is bound to be Dopuiar. The back is drawn
smooth over a fitted lining. The lining hooks
in the center front, the yoke lapping under
the goode front and hooking at the shoulder
and arm-size. The deep belt is separate, hook
ing under the left arm.
Fancy mixtures in wool develop beautifully
after this model, a plain fabric, elaborately
braided, being used for the vest front and
belt A black wool with wide, indefinite
stripes of light blue had the vest and belt of
light blue velvet heavily embroidered with
A black end green mixture had violet cloth
braided in black for vest, revera and belt.
A fancy silk In multi colors had these parts
of yellow velvet embroidered in many colors
matching those in the silk.
A plain green zebiliine had these parts of
fancy silk in bright colors.
Another charming guwn was of black twine
cloth, which la a very large mesh of open
weaving. The lining was of two-toned silk in
light blue and a medium shade of green. The
yoke was of plain light blue silk, overlaid with
heavy black lace. The revers aod belt were of
green velvet heavily embroidered in black
and pale blue, with green spangles used at in
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE
William Carleton, the Irish novelist, left
among his papers a complete novel entitled
-■Ann Cosgrave," which is to be published
Henri Meilhac has sold the billiard table on
which be used to play with Dumas fils and
Meissonier. He is growing old and needs the
room for books.
The University of Edinburgh has just be
stowed the degree of M.A. on two women
graduates, Misses MacGregor and Gedaes.
This is a new departure for the Scottish uni
Elie Charlier, who died in New York City
last week, was a schoolmaster of the old type.
He was at the head of a fashionable ins. itu
tion where many of the men now prominent
in the metropolis mastered the French verbs
to the merry tattoo of the ferule. Dr. Charlier
was 70 years old at the time of his death.
Joseph D. Jones, who is ninety-nine years of
age, is said to be the oldest voter in Boston.
He has already registered, and he announces
that he is going to vote for McKinley and
George Vanderbilt is master of eight lan
guages—French, English, German, Italian,
Spanish, Latin, ancient and modern Greek,
and has a tolerable acquaintance with Hebrew
"Digby tells me he fears his wife Is the Vic
tim of a wasting disease."
"What Is it?" ■•! .
- "Bargain counters."— Chicago Record.
'■'] Parson Goode (who . has stumbled and
wrenched his ' knee, agonizingly)— Oh, oh, oh I
Sympathetic Youth (in a whisper)— Cuss if
yer wanter, parson ; I won't squeal on yen—
' Sympathizer (to prostrate bicyclist)—
serious damage from the accident?
" Fallen Bicyclist (feebly)— l don't Know yet
I — have— haven't looked at my wheel.
(Faints away.)— Brooklyn Life.
* Reader— What is the distinction between
••newspaper poetry" and "magazine poetry,"
. Writer— newspaper poetry has some
meaning to it, as a rule.— SomerviUe Journal.
Benedict— Why don't you get married, old
man? Tne matrimonial knot is as easily tied
as that one you're putting in your cravat.
Bachelor— Yes, that's a good simile; one
generally gets it in the neck with both.— Pick-
Me-Up. -. '■'•■"'•■" -■ "■'■■ " : "- ■ •
E. H. Black, painter, 120 Eddy street. •
■«• ♦ •
Townsend'B California glace fruits. 50c. lb. •
• — ■» ♦
Special information dally to inanufactari-i.
business houses end public men by the Prasi
Clipping .Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. •
Sobersides— l had an uncle who knew a weeW
before the exact day and hour he was to die.
Wagstaff— Who told him— the Sheriff ?— Tit-
Bits. ' "_ "- ' ; ' ■■■' •■•
Through Sleeping Cars to Chicago.
The Atlantic and Pacific Ballroad, Santa F»
route, will continue to run oally through from
Oakland to Chicago Pnllman palace drawing-room,
also upholstered tourist sleeping-cars, leaving
every afternoon. Lowest through rates to a;i
points in the United States, Canada, Mexico or
fcurODe. Kxcursions through to Boston leava
every week. Ban Francisco tlcke: office. 644 Mar
ket street. Chronicle bnlldlng. Telephone mala,
1531: Oakland, 1118 Broadway.
Phillips' Bock Island Excursions
Leave San Francisco every Wednesday, via Rio
Grande and Bock Island Hallways. Through
tourist sleeplng^cars to Chicago and Boston. Man
ager and porters accompany these excursions to
Boston, for tickets, sleeping-car accommodations
and further Information address Clinton Jones.
General Agent Bock Island Bailway, 30 Mont
gomery street, San Francisco
Db. Siksekt's Angostura Bitters, Indorsed by
physicians and chemists for purity and whole
ayer's Hair Vigor is justly considered the
best and most economical hair-dressing in the
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
■on's Eje Water. Iruggists sell Uat 25 can;*.
•■ Did you know that mosquitoes are raven
ously fond of Boston girls?"
"No; why Is it?"
" The girls can't slapat them without smash-
Ing their so"ctacles."— Chicago Record.
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THE MARKET-STREET STORE.
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and striped effects, excel- LENGTH,
lent quality, strictly all CTfIA
wool, ■ tJ>J»\J\J
, On sale at Market-street Store only.
SUITINGS — Strictly all FULL SUIT
wool, ail the new color LENGTH,
effects, handsome : Fall it a f\ (\
fabric, .:. . .; • $4.UU
: On sale at Market-street Store only.
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black and red, black and LENGTH,
green, black and brown, , v
black and blue, etc. .' &/r f\f\
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On sale at Market-street Store only.
Special Sale of 4-inch Fancy SALE : '
Ribbons, novelty styles, ex- PRICE,
cellent i quality, pure silk, 95- '
! such as are usually sold at *>Dy Yard
107-109 POST STREET
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