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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 1M97
CHARLES M. SMOKTRIDQE,
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THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
The Legislature starts well.
There will be economy at Sacramento
this lime.
What has Senator Perkins done to merit
a re-election?
California should have a Senator who is
able to speak for her.
The resolutions against the funding bill
will get to Washington in time to do good
service.
The voice with which California speak 3
in the great councils of the Nation should
be an eloquent voice.
All inaugural addressas make an appeal
for economy, and Mayor Pheian's was in
the height of fashion.
Republican legislators will remember it
is never advisable in politics any more
than in war to make the move the enemy
desires.
The way to advance the prestige of Cali
fornia in the Union is to put to the front
men who have in them some of the vigor
of the State.
It is a sure thing that the favorite can
didate for the Senate of the Democratic
organs is not the best candidate for the
Republican party.
The Post . u ays, "There will be a Vacancy
in the office of United States Senator from
California if Mr. Perkins is re-elected,"
and the Post is well posted.
It goes without saying the Examiner
would never support a candidate for the
United States Senate whose election would
strengthen the Republjcan party.
The Examiner may be right in saying of
Perkins, "He is no* a Mugttire, for in
stance, or a Bowers, when it comes to the
funding bill" — but what is he then?
California requires much important leg
islation from the National Government,
but she will never get it unless she sends
a man oi Jorce and ability to ths Senate.
The persistent suggestion by the Exam
inerol the possible use of a ?ack at the
State capital is doubt!es ; caused by a lively
remembrar.ee of the Senatorial election of
1837.
It must be borne in mind that one of the
Senators from California i 3 a Democratic
free-trader. Can the Republican protec
tionists of the State afford to leava their
interests in the Senate to him or to a
dummy?
According to the Examiner, many Demo
crats in the Legislature have been "out
spoken in saying they would vote for Per
kins at once in case tbe pinch came on a
contest." What is the meaning of that
sort of fusion?
No man should be sent to the United
States Senate to represent the Republicans
of California who emnloyed his energies
in the last campaign in looking after his
own personal advancement instead of the
Euccess ot the party.
Dr. Abbott of the Massachusetts Board
of Health is quoted as saying the use of
the bicycle has diminished the death
rate of women in New England from pul
monary diseases, but there are others who
dispute the learned gentleman, and de
clare he has wheels]onjthe brain.
The recommendation of the Governor
that charitable, educational and similar
institutions should be rslieved of the tax
on bequests to them is a good one. It is
for the general welfare that such institu
tions exist and it is absurd to tax the gifts
which liberal men and women bestow
upon them.
The only insinuation of a corrupt use of
money in this Legislature and the only
assertion of a desire of any of the mem
bers to obtain bribes have come from the
Examiner, which is making Perkins' fight.
Is any further proof needed that the in
sinuations are malicious and the asser
tions mere fakes?
In an earnest plea for Perkins the Exam
iner correspondent at Sacramento declares
an inability to see why tne Southern Pa
cific should oppose him, and adds "I
should not thins the railroad would feel
that Perkins was a man to be looked upon
with intense alarm." As the Examiner :s
tne personal organ of Perkins in the con
test this bid for railroad support is "signifi
cant.
The Examiner published yesterday un
der scare heads a long ana lurid story of a
direful mystery and tragedy at Anderson.
The same story was sent to The Call, but
by our correspondent was investigated
and found to be a hoax. The Examiner, of
course, never investigated. It spends so
much time and money on fakes it has
neither for use in getting legitimate news
and getting it right.
While Senator Perkins and his political
manager were haunting the hallways ana
anterooms of county conventions, self
ishly intruding Mr. Perkins' personal in
terest and ambition to succeed himself
into the campaign, Samuel M. Shortridge
was traveling throughout California, elo
quently, ably and unselfishly fighting for
the success of the National ticket and for
the election of a Republican Legislature,
which would alone make possible the
choice of a Republican Senator. Which
of these gentlemen was engaged In the
most laudable effort, and which has
thereby shown himself most worthy of its
reward?
THE DUTY OF DELIBERATION.
The Republican members of the Legislature should not allow themselves to be
unduly hastened in their choice of a Senator, nor to be misled from their duty of
deliberation by any tactics^hich those who rely tor victory upon other things than
merit may sees to employ.
The statutes cf the United States wisely provide for an intermission of more than
a week between the date of organization and the time when the real work of choosing
a Senator shall begin, and they further require that when begun the procedure shall
mo*e slowly. The evident reason lor this delay is to promote that careful canvassing
of the merits of candidates which should result in the selection of the one most emi
nently qualified for the place.
This wise purpose of the Federal laws should not be argued away by any such
nonsense as ante-campaign and ex parte instructions, nor set aside by the dragooning
plan of a caucus of less than a majority of the Legislature. The time has come in
California when such schemes for compelling the selection of the less able candidate
should be frowned upon by every legislator who takes pride in the exercise of his
own independent judgment in the choice of the ablest man.
The lime has also arrived when California should be represented at Washington
by brains instead of moneybags; by an orator and statesman rather than by a million-'
aire; by a man of ideas and eloquence in the place of a -possessor of dollars and cor
porate coupons; by a gentleman of independent mind, of broad culture, of exact and
eloquent expression, aud of far-seeing views of the power and future of our splendid
State, instead of one whose claims to preference are founded upon fortunate invest
ments in lands, or mines, or ships, or stocks. The Republican members of the Legis
lature should give careful thought to these things in determining what quality of man
they will honor with their support.
The friends of Samuel M. Shortridge have based his claims to preference upon
merit alone, and if the merit of a candidate is to be the measure of his success Mr.
Shortridge will surely win. There is no citizen of California to-day who has greater
abilities than he for the diversified duties of a Senator. He has youth, with all its
energies, its ambition, its ardent and untiring effort to attain the honors and suc
cesses of life. He has a personal presence which attracts, and a magnetism of manner
which retains the regard and respect of men. He is an orator of National reputation,
a lawyer of widely recognized ability, and in politics he has been
for years considered and consulted as one of the foremost leaders of the Repub
lican party. Above all, he is a true son of California in his education, his interests and
his sympathies. As a boy he worked in its mines; as a youth he lived amid the
farms and orchards of its fertile valleys, and exhausted all the learning of its public
schools. As a young man he was a public school teacher, and later again a student
in its college of law. His manhood has been devoted to the labors of his profession,
varied only by his unselfish loyalty and willing and distinguished service to the Republi
can party in councils, conventions and campaigns. In all of these capacities he has
schooled himself to a most intimate knowledge of the resources, the rights and the needs
of California until tc-day there is no one among her citizens who is superior in
ability to represent in the Senate the claims of California to favorable legislation and
to a place of influence aud honor amon^ her sister States.
With such a candidate for Senator defore the Legislature, asking only an honest
and deliberate expression of their untrammeled preference, its Republican members
cannot afford to be hasty in their action nor to be enticed into caucuses or alliances
which would in any way impede or prevent their choice for Senator of the candidate
most clearly and eminently qualified for the place.
WHAT do the Republican
member* of the legislature
think of the San Francisco
I\ \T»i>i:i6"S reiterated in.
suit to them and each of them
in its daily suggestion ol* a
"sack" at the Capital and of
the likelihood that blackmail
aud bribery will go liand in
li:intl determining their choice
of a Senator?
THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
The first biennial message of Governor
Budd is long enouph to form a fair-sized
volume, aud probably will lie read only by
those who have largo leisure or else take
great interest in public affairs. Neverthe
less it is well worth the reading of every
citizen, inasmuch as it gives a fairly com
plete review of the conditions of our polit
ical institutions, and recommends reme
dies where defects or evils have been
preven by experience to exist.
The Governor devotes the fir?t and most
important part of ii is message to consider
ations of economy. He says: "I turn
from the natural advantages bestowed
upon us to contemplate with regret the
political conditions with which we have
surrounded ourselves." He then pro
ceeds to elaborate upon the extravagance
and waste current in several departments
of the State government, and on tiiis sub
ject makes many recommendations which
will be cordially supported by the people.
The State Board of Examiners is said to
have found official salaries and wages for
the same service exceedingly dispropor
tionate, the number of employes excessive,
alack of uniformity in the system of keep
ing books, and that attendants in the
various asylums vary Rroatly in the ratio
to the inmates thereof. To remedy these
and kindred evils, the Governor recom
mends the appointment of a central body
with power to prescribe tbe number of
employes and their compensation, and
also to have a general business supervision
of the affairs of the institutions of the
State.
The Governor points with satisfaction
to the saving which has been made by
economies introduced during his term of
office. He estimates that by the transfer
of the "Viticultural Commission to the
university, the removai of the office of the
Board of Horticulture to Sacramento and
the veto of appropriations for district
fairs, and by the repeal of the acts grant
ing aid to aged indigents and paying
bounties for coyote scalps, $1,239,451 has
been saved; and adds that "including the
veto of the appropriations for district
agricultural societies, 1 felt constrained to
disapprove of over $1,000,003 of appropria
tion bills."
It is calculated that if the appropria
tions for purposes other than the regular
running expenses of the government be
kept within reasonable bounds the condi
tion of the treasury is such that within
the next two fiscal years, on the present
valuation of property, the tax rate will be
less than 3S cents for $100. and if the grad
uated corporation income tax and the
excise license tax raise $1. 500, 000 between
them for State purposes the people of the
State will be compelled to pay less than
26 cents on the $100 valuation of property.
To emphasize this point the Governor
adds: "The Legislature that accomplishes
this good end will stand out as the greatest
our State has ever had."
In the way of constitutional amend
ments the Governor declares that legis
lative terms of sixty days are too short for
the work of the State, and recommends an
amendment extending the term to not
exceeding 100 days and prohibiting
the introduction of bills in either body
after the first thirty day 3 except in caae3
of urgency. The Governor's term, it is
recommended, snould commence on the
first Monday of July succeeding hi 3 elec
tion, the Legislature to meet in the Janu
ary following, so that each Governor will
have more time at the beginning of his
term to devote to State affairs and the
Legislature amnle leisure in which to
make a study of State institutions, con
sider recommendations and formulate
needed laws.
The message as a whole deserves com
mendation. It is not probable that all ths
recommendations will be adopted, but it is
evident that the Governor has given a
careful consideration to all our State in
stitutions and has labored earnestly to
promote economy and nood government.
It is clear that this Legislature means
to practice economy as well as to talk
about it, and as a consequence it will be
ranked among the best in the history of
the State.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1897.
MAYOR PHELAN'S ADDRESS.
The inaugural address of Mayor Phelan
is a plea for economy, a review of some of
the departments of our municipal govern
ment in winch waste exists, and an out
line of a policy by which these was:es
may be largely counteracted and the de
sired economy obtained..
The Mayor points out that a new spirit
lis awake in San Francisco. As he says:
"The rise of improvement clubs, the dis
cussion of a new charter and the imposi
tion of an excessive tax have brought the
forces of good government to the front to
j make a battle for better, more progressive
and more widely economical administra
tion of municipal affairs." He reminds
the Supervisors: "The people have ex
pressed confidence in your willingness and
ability to undertake this task, and they
place their reliance in your integrity and
honor." These words we trust will have
due weight with the Supervisors and that
they will cordially co-operate with the
Mayor in establishing a business-like
administration of the affairs of the City.
Mayor Phelan is careful to point out
that economy does not mean' parsimony.
The people desire the public revenue to bo
prudently expended, but they also desire
the accomplishment of -long - needed
! municipal improvements. High taxation
i in the past has been due moie to waste
I and extravagance than to anything else,
| and it is quite possible for the new City
government to provide for economy and
progress at the same time.
The review given by the Mayor of the
places where waste of public money is
! carried on is a repetition of an old story
thoroughly familiar to the people. He
has not covered the whole of this subject,
Dut what he has said is clear and em
phatic. Moreover he promises to call the
attention of the Supervisors at some time
} to other departments which are extrava
gantly conducted, and therefore we may
expect of him in the end a complete an
alysis of this evil iv our municipal admin
istration.
After dealing with some of the more im
portant features of our municipal life,
such as tin water and lighting supply,
the school department, streets and high
ways, railway franchises and the health
department, the Mayor returns again to
the importance of economy. In conclu
sion he says:
The watchword of our administration must
then be, and the sentiment involves no incon
sistency, enlightened economy and municipal
progress. San Franclsoo, by reason of Its loca
tion, is one of the great cities of the world,
and it snould also, with its natural advan
tages, be one of tbe most attractive and pros
perous cities. I trust that you will dedicate
your labors to realization of these ends.
On the policy thus outlined, the Mayor
will have the cordial approval of tbe
people of San Francisco. Progress and
economy are watchwords which euit the
new opportunities that are opening in our
city. We must go forward and our going
will be dependent upon the sagacity of
those who have been entrusted with
charge of our municipal affairs. Mayor
I'helan will have the general support of
his feliow-citizens in the work he has out
lined and a cordial co-operation to assist
him in making his administration a credit
to himself and a benefit to the munici-
pality.
THE INHERITANCE TAX.
Among the features of the Governor's
message which deserve special considera
tion is that referring to the tax on col
lateral inheritances, so far as it affects
charitable, educational, eleemosynary and
like institutions. The Governor recom
mends that the tax on bequests to these
bodies hould be abolished and the recom
mendation is certainly deserving of adop
tion by the Legislature.
As tne Governor says: "While it is
complained that the amount expended by
the State for the care of orphans, etc.,
continues to increase with alarming rapid
ity, and some safeguard must be thrown
around this law if we are to keep within
the bounds of reasonable economy, I hope
you will not be aeterrcd thereby from in
cluding these classes and tie institutions
devoted to their care in the exemption."
As an evidence of the benefit to be
gained by exempting charitable institu
tions from the tax on collateral inherit
ance it may be pointed out that on the
bequests made by the late Senator Fair
there would-be saved $2500 to the Protest
ant orphan asylums, $2500 to Catholic or
phan asylums and $1250 to the Hebrew
orphan asylums of this City. These sums
woald be of comparatively little value to
the State, but would aid those charitable
institutions largely in their good work
and would help to educate children to be
come useful citizens of the common
wealth. A
The subject hardly needs argument. It
is plain even to the unreflecting that the
State can gain nothing from taxing such
institutions and weakening their benefits
to those who need help. A tax upon
charity and education is literally a tax
upon the children and the poor of the
commonwealth who have no money of
their own and no relatives or friends to
help them. What is taken from them
must be made up either by State aid or by
the liberality of generous men and women.
There can be therefore no profit to the
State from such a tax, and the sooner
such institutions are relieved from the
operation of the present law the better it
will be for all.
AUDACITY ASD INSULT.
The San Francisco Examiner, which has
either made itself or lias been made the
organ of Senator Perkins, and the arrogant
advocate of his re-election, has furnished
the Republicans of California with food
for serious thought.
Is it among the possibilities that this
Isumaelite arotfng newspapers, this
outcast in journalism which has
so lately been publicly scourged and pil
loried for offenses against truth and de
cency which only a shameless pander
among publications would dare to at
tempt, can have any favorable influence
upon the choice of a Senator by a Repub
lican Legislature? Is it a thing to be per
mitted that the newspaper which, as the
organ of the fusionists during the recent
campaign, spewed its venom at the leaders
and candidates of the Republican party,
and especially endeavored to defeat its
nominees to the Legislature, should now
dictate to the very men whom it libeled
and maligned and vilified which way
their duty lies?
If we mistake not the character and
temper of the Republican members of tue
Legislature, they will regard the Examin
er's support of Mr. Perkins as a disaster
to his hope ana a most convincing reason
for his defeat.
EX-PARTE INSTEUCTIONS.
Tho San Francisco Examiner and other
supporters of Senator Perkins are insist
ing with great vehemence upon the bind
ing force upon members of the Legislature
of the indorsements which were given to
Senator Perkins by some county conven
tions at the beginning of the recent cam
paign. They declare these indorsements
are of such force that no legislator can
vote for any other man for United States
Senator without being guilty of something
like party treason, and assert that Senator
Perkins has a lien upon the senatorship
which no man in the State has a right to
dispute.
Claims of this kind will hardly have
any weight with men of intelligence. No
man can assert that the senatorship is
his property without a degree of arro
gance and assumption which will be
offensive to every legislator, who has a
rightful sense of his own dignity or the
responsibilities of his office. The indorse
ments given to Senator Perkins are not in
any sense binding upon a legislator. The
conventions which gave them were not
chosen for the purpose of electing a
United States Senator, and therefore had
no authority to bind those who are
charged with that duty under the law.
It is easy to see how Senator Perkins
obtained such indorsements as were given
to him. The contest before the Republi
cans of the State in the last campaign was
a most difficult and arduous one. The
fusion winch had been brought about be
tween silver Republican^ Democrats and
Populists threatened to subvert the Re
publican forces in the State and to carry
California for Bryan. Under those cir
cumstances every patriotic member of the
Republican party laid aside all thought of
personal advantage or ambition, and
strove earnestly for the success of the
party without consideration of seltish in-
teresls. Those who were less loyal had
therefore a free field for tne display of
tbeir personal ambitions and easily se
cured indorsements.
It was well known to the abler leaders
of the Republican party that if a contest
arose over the senatorsuip which would
divide and carry dissensions into the
rank and tile the party would be hope
lessly beaten. They therefore stood aside
from such a contest and sought only to
make sure of a victory for McKinley elec
tors and a Republican Legislature. There
was but one Republican in the State who
intruded his personal ambitions into the
contest and subordinated ttie party to
himself. He had a clear field for the ex
ercise of his talents in gaining indorse
ments, and it is not to be wondered
that when no rival appeared he should
have succeeded in deriving something of
personal advantage from inconsiderate
county conventions.
Indorsements given in this way are
purely "ex parte." They result from the
hearing of one side only. The Republican
leaders who earnestly desired the success
of their party did not care to combat this
demonstration of selfishness, as they
feared the contest would be moro disas
trous than the selfishness itself. In their
high regard for public welfare and the
interests of genuine Republicanism they
avoided this danger of party dissension
and acted in such a way as to bring about
the victory which was accomplished.
Unaer the constitution the Legislature
of the State is charged with the responsi
bility of choosing the representative of the
State in the United States Senate. Loyal
Republicans did not endeavor to forestall
the action of the Legislature nor to de
prive the members of that body of the
rights which their duty under the consti
tution gives them. It is the right of a
legislator to act freely in accordance with
the dictates of his judgment and his con
science in the selection of a Senator, and
no legislator can surrender tnat right
without sacrifice not only of his personal
dignity but dl his official responsibility.
THE USUAL INCONSISTENCY.
The New York Journal in its issue of
somewhat more than a week ago con
tained an article upon Senator Perkins,
accompanied with a caricature wherein
he was held up to contempt and ridicule
as a sort of unctuous nonentity, a make
believe statesman and a laughing stock
among the lawmakers at Washington.
The issue of the Journal containing the
article had just abou^ time to reach Cali
fornia when Mr. Hearst's local organ en
tered upon an advocacy of Mr. Perkins'
re-election to the Senate with a fulsome
ness of flattery ana a dejrree of
partisanship as audacious as it was
unexpected, even in a newspaper of
the Examiner's well-known aptitude for
the extreme. A comparison of these op
posing views of Mr. Hearst's two news
papers suggests the idea that the Exam
iner is supporting Mr. Perkins in order
that the New York Journal may have a
suitable target in the event of his election.
This is not, however, the only thing of
which the Examiner's editorial support of
Mr. Perkins is strongly suggestive.
At the close of his long message Gov
ernor Budd says "Some of our depart
ments I have not touched on." This may
be a hint that the document is to be a serial
story.
PERKINS
San .Francisco Post.
Many good men in this State who are
aware of the fact that Senator Georae C.
Perkins is not our greatest or our wisest
Republican are in favor of abandoning the
contest against him at Sacramento on the
ground that several legislators have been
pledged to vote for him and no one ran
against him in the late canvass. The Post
ia in favor of electing Senators by popular
vote. Four years ago it visorously agi
tated their nomination by State conven
tions. We believe that as a result of that
agitation Mr. Perkins went to the county
conventions of the State, made his claim-*
and secured a sufficient number of votes to
defeat M. H. de Young, the so-calied
"railroad candidate."'
But nevertheless we are not in favor of
abandoning the fight against Mr. Perkins
because tie has succeeded in pledging a
sufficient number of members to control
the caucos at Sacramento. Our principal
reason is that we think the State has had
enough of Mr. Perkins. He has served us
now about three years. That is as long as
we could stand him in the Governor's
office, and there is no good reason why the
1 Republican party should inflict him upon
us for six years longer in the United States
Senate. There are fifty Republicans
available who are wiser and abler and who
can do more for their party in the Senate
than he.
Senator Perkins is a follower, not a
leader. Personally he is liked and, having
risen from cabin-boy on a clipper to the
proud station of a steamship millionaire,
he is naturally admired by plain prople.
But in all his* public career he has never
said anything or done anything that will
outlast his generation. The Republican
party has men who are intellectually his
superiors aud who, if elected to the Sen
ate, woald Jeave a mark behind them.
There will be a vacancy in the office of
United States Senator from California if
Mr. Perkins is re-elected.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
C. B. Bratnober, an extensive dealer at
Waterloo, lowa, in all kinds of lumber, is at
the Occidental, accompanied by Mrs. Brat
nober. They have for some time been at
Tacoma and Seattle, where Mr. Bratnober has
been going for several years in the Interest of
his patrons.
He deals largely in white and yellow pine
and red ceaar, but in fact handles nearly
everything in the lumber trade.
"The lumber market is pretty quiet, and I
do not think there will be an immediate rise
C. P. Bratnober, tlie Heavy DeaJer in
Pacific Coast Lumber.
[Sketched from life by a "Call" artist]
in prices," he said; "there is not enough
activity any where to warrant It. Everybody
in the East, at present, as in some places on
this coast, is living on hopes.
"My interests on Puget Sound relate purely to
the lumber product. I am not interested in
timber lands there, nor are my associates."
Mr. Bratnober is en route to Los Angeles for
a short Visit He is a nephew of Mr. Bratnober,
the wealthy mining man of this City, who sold
the noted Harqua Hala gold mine to British
capitalists two or three years ago.
NEWSPAPER PLEASANTRY.
First Kid— l had a nicer tine 'n you on
Chrismus.
Second Kid— Bet yer didn't. I'm sick yet.—
Philadelphia North American.
Johnson— l've just seen the meanest man on
earth.
Thompson— You don't tell me. Who is he?
Johnson— Old Skinner. He gave his boy a
snow-snovel lor a Christmas present.—Cleve
land Leader.
Wife— Here's a message from the next door
neighbor, John.
John— What is it?
Wife— He says if you'll spirit away our Tom
my's Christmas horn he'll hide his Willies
drum on the roof.— Philadelphia North Amer
ican.
, It is not putting things in the right place
that bothers a man so much us finding the
right place after he has put things in It.—Lon
don Tit-Bits.
"A poet never writes for money, sir," assert
ed the long-haired mau, oracularly.
"What does he write for?" asked the younsj
business man.
"For tame— for posterity."
"But I have seen some of your poems in the
magp.zlneß."
"Oh, yes," replied the long-haired man,
carelessly. "Of course we have to accept wins
editors insist upon paying us for the privilege
NEW TO-DAT.
?m \9- CHAN DON Ay K^^fl^ i\u£llimm
WHITE SEAL (grand cuvee>,
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duced for the first time by us on the Pacific Coast.
BRUT IMPERIAL,
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shipped to this country by the famous house of
MESSRS. MOET CHANDON. EPERNAY,
Proprietors of the most extensive vineyards and the largest shippers of Champagne in
the world. , The attention of connoisseurs is respectfully invited to these brands of
fine Champagne. ?.,. For sale at all leading establishments. - . i ..,.■. ...- ,i. ■: r ,
WILLIAM WOLFF & CO., 329 Market St.
I of conveying our work to ; posterity."—
Traveler. — - ■ -
\ , Dobson-There goes a man who made his
fortune by true grit.
Hobson— did he manage it.
Dobson— Started a ; sandpaper factory.-New
York Advertiser. - _ , .
In summing up the military resources of
Texas we find that this great State ; can in an
emergency be depended upon for 9b04 , gen
erals of the different grades, 317,414 colonels.
73,001 lieutenants, colonels, majors, captains
and minoi officers, to say nothing of 117 pri
vates.— Dallas News.
PERSONAL.
Al Griffin of Fresno is In town.
William H. Furlong of Gilroy is registered
here.
Dr. H. J. Fulton of Portland Is at the
Grand.
C. H. Remington of the Lick Paper-mills is
in town.
J. B. de Jarnatt, an attorney of Colusa, is at
the Grand.
JohD C. F. Randolph of New York arrived
here last night.
E. E. Bush, a real estate dealer of Hanford,
arrived here yesterday.
A. C. Hamilton, the mining man of Vir
ginia City, is at the Palace.
John Thomann, owner of a large vineyard
near St. Helena, is>n the City.
Lyman M. Parker and N. J. Armstrong, both
of La Mesa, Cal., are at the Lick.
M. L. Kelevy of Boston, Ma?B., is at the Occi
dental, accompanied Dy his wife.
O. R. Runyon, the wealthy resident of
Court) and, is a recent arrival here.
W. R. Macmardo and J. L. Depouli of Kern
County are among the visitors here.
General N. P. Chipman of Red Bluff arrived
here yesterday. Ho is at the Palace.
John Poole, a ship- builder of Seattle, ar
rived here yesterday, ana is at the Russ.
Tom T. Lane, the superintendent of the Utica
gold mine at Angels Camp, is in the City.
E. F. Benson, a business man Ot North
Yakhna, is here, accompanied by his wife.
F. F. Paget, a business man of Victorin,
B. C, is among the arrivals at the Occidental.
J. Wells Smith, the widely known mining
man of Denver, is among the arrivals at the
Palace.
R. J. MaybeU, a wealthy business man of St.
Paul, is at the Grand, accompanied by Mrs.
Maybell.
Fred Cox, the millionaire banker of Sacra
mento, is visiting the City. He is here on a
business trip.
Major H. P. Egbert of Philadelphia, father
of Horace Egbert the local newspaper man, is
here to remain a few weeks.
/!. Soutt of St. Petersburg and Arthur Savage
Utica, N. V., were among last night's arriv
als. They are at the Occidental.
Among the arrivals here yesterday was
Howard A. Harris, editor and proprietor of
the Fowler Ensign. He is at the Russ.
I. N. Pevton, one of the owners of the famous
Le Roi mine, reputed to be the best at Ross
land, B. C, was among last night's arrivals.
Captain F. E. Mathieson has been appointed
to eucceed Pilot Jones, who disappeared two
months ago. He is the son-in-law of Jones.
Lionel A. Sheldon, the ex-Governor of New
Mexico, who has for some years been living at
Pasadena, is among the arrivals at the Grand.
Mrs. S. L. Lee of Carson is in the City, ac
companied by her youngest son, who is con
templating a college career at Stanford Uni
versity.
The Rev. Dr. William 3, who has been the
pastor of Plymouth Second Congregational
Church for six years, has announced that he
will resign on March 1.
H. F. Martin, a cattle-raiser and owner of a
large ranch near Montague, Northern Cali
fornia, arrived here yesterday, bringing sev
eral cars of cattle for this market.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. s.— At the Windsor,
B. A.Evans; Hoffman, R. Mitchell and G. H.
Redding; Belvidere, W. O. Butler and L. Briet
myer. Harry Francis ieft tn,e Windsor to sail
on the steamship Campania.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Bets— M., Stockton, Cal. The answer to X.
N., this city, "Election bets," in The Call of
January 5 is an answer to your question.
For Cl'BA— A., Sisson, Siskiyou County, Cal.
If you are anxious to enlist in the cause of
Cuba you can obtain all the information you
desire by communicating by letter with
Colonel Francis Nelson, llljj West Third
street, Los Angeles, Cal.
Snow in February— t. M. G., City. Snow fell
in San Francisco on the sth of February, 1887.
In the central portion the depth was about
3.6 inches and in the Western Addition about
seven inches.
Finding a Certificate— J. T., Oakland, Cal.
If A should find a certificate of stock on the
street and some person not the owner of it
should ascertain the number and other par
ticulars and then claim it as his, and receive it,
tbat individual would be liable to arrest and
prosecution for obtaining property by means
of false representations.
Ten-cent Fakes— H. H. W., City. It was on
the Ist of October, 1893, that the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company reduced the fare
between San Francisco and Oakland to 10
cents. It was on the sth of July preceeding
that the Rosalie of the Davle opposition terry
carried passengers between the two points
named for 5 cents each way.
The German Bank— S., City. The report of
the BanJi Commissioners for the year 1896
gives the following as the financial condition
of the German Savings and Loan Society ot
San Francisco at the close of business on the
31st day of July,' 1806: Resources— Bank
premise?. $175,031 8.0; real estate taken for
debt, $589,353 y6; United States bonds, $2,
--175.000; miscellaneous bonds and stocks,
$3 299.243 90; loans on real estate, $23,578,
--200 02; loans on stocks, bonds nnd warrants,
$816,500; money on hand. $632,750 30;checK8
and other cash items, $12.25170; furniture
and fixtures:, $1000; expenses, $(Jti39 09; other
assets, $1810; total, $31,236,058 01. Liabili
ties-Capital paid in coin, $1,000,000: reserve
fund, $750, 000; continpent fund, $5/. 891 -<>;
due a posiiors. (f29.174.293 99; dividends un
paid,sl2,Sls; State, ciiv and county taxes not
vet payable, $169,749 72; interest, $121,
--308 04. Liabilities, 5r:U.286,05S 01.
Cave-dwellers— Philomath, Philo, Mendc
cino County. Cal. "Cave-dwellers" is a term
applied in European archteology to a popula
tion inhabiting cartain portions of Western
Europe! n the palaeolithic period of the stone
age and by extension to similar populations in
other localities. The most characteristic caves
have been discovered in Southern Belgium
along the valley of the river Meuse and in the
valley of the Vtzere of the Dordogne. in
Southwestern France. In ISOO much atten
tion was directed to a cave explored near
Aurigtiae, in Southern France, by Lartet, wno
was nmoug the first to define clearly the hab
its of this ancient population. In England
there is the Cavern of Kent &ud others iv
Devonshire, and there are some in Clyde,
Wales. Switzerland and Spain.
"Here's Youb Mui.k"— F. M. ( City. The
following is given as the origin of the cry
"Here's your mule," that was popular in the
Confederate army during the War of the Re
bellion: In the fall of 1861, after the battle
of Mauassa. 5 , a farmer came one day into
Beau regard's camp near Centerville in search
of a stray mule. Some of the boys swore that
they had seen the mule in the camp of aa
other division, half a mile away, but hardly
had the old farmer started when they shouted :
"Come back, Mister; here's your mule!" He
turned to retrace his steps. Immediately the
other camp, knowing only that some fun was
on loot, cried out: ".Mister, they uns lyin' to
you uns. We uns have got you uns' mule"— a
travesty on the dialect of the troops from the
North Carolina Mountains. As he turned in
that direction he was hailed from »till an
other camp with "No, they haven't; here's
your mule." And so the whole army joined
in and had the bewildered countryman thane
ing his course as the cry came from quarter 10
quarter, "Here's your mule." The phrase
"caught on" after the Incidents of its origin
were forgotten, and was everywhere rapeated
upon all sorts of occ»sions. One thing that
helped to make it popular was that it formed
the refrain of a parody on "My Maryland"
satirizing the supposed disposition of some vi
the Maryland reingees to seek "shade" offices
rather than field duty.
California glace fruits, 50c lb. Townsend'*.'
Special information daily to manufacturers,
business houses and public men by the Pres*
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery.'*
"Just thirty years ago to-day," said the old
soldier, "the top of my head was grazed by a
bullet."
"There isn't much grazing there now, is
there, grandpa?" was the comment ot the
yountrest grandchild, and as the old gentle
man rubbea his bare poll he had to admit the
correctness of the assertion.— lndianapolis
Journal.
Phillips' Kock JUlaud Excursions
X<eave San Franclaco every Wednesday, via Hla
Grande anl Bock IsUnd Kallways. Througn
tourist sleeping-cars to Chicago and Boston. Man
ager and porters accompany theie excursions to
Boston. For tickets, sleeplcg-car accoxamodatlon*
and further information, address Clinton Jones,
General Agent Kock Island Railway, 80 Mon>
gomary street, h*n Francisco.
"Mrs. Wimlow's (soothing: Syrup"
Has heen nspd over fifty years by millions o?
mothers tor their children while Teething with per
fect success. It soothes the child, softens thegams.
allays Pain, cures Wind Colic regulates toe Bow-!*
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoea*, whether aris
ing irom teeih Ing or other causes, .For sale by drug
gists lv every part of the world. Be sure and a<<
lor Airs. \\ iusiow's Soothing Syrup. 25c a bof.la.
Cobona to.— Atmosphere" Is perfactly dry, sott
snd mild, being entirely free from the mlati co-n
--mon further north. i:ound-trip tickets, by steam
ship, including iiftecn days' board at the Hotel
Coronado, $65: longer stay $2 60 per day. Appiy
4>iew Montgomery st., £an Francisco.
With a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral (the
unrivaled cough cure) and Ayer's Almanac (the
best calendar), we wish yon a happy New Year.
"Well, my son, now that you have been ad
mitted to the bar I hope you will select a
specialty. This is the nge of specialization of
talent and a general practice rarely leads to
the top of the ladder."
"Oh, I've chosen my line already, father."
"What is it?" ; ■
"Alibis and expert perjury."— Chicago Jour
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NEW TO-DAY.
One reason why Scott's
Emulsion cures weak throats
weak lungs, makes rich
blood, and strengthens puny
and delicate children is be-
cause all its parts are mixed
in so scientific a manner that
the feeblest digestion can
deal with it. This experi-
ence has only come by doing
one thing for nearly 25 years.
This means, purest in-
gredents, most evenly and
delicately mixed, best adapted
for those whose strength has
failed or whose digestion
would repel an uneven pro-
duct. For wle b >' all druggist* at
- 10c. and %v
50T1CE UYITHOJiEUED PROPOSILS
For the Purpose of Sale of Bonds of
the City of San Jose.
THK MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL OP
-I theCi.y of San Jose, having* by ordinance en-
titled "An ordinance providing for the issuance
and sale of bonds of the City of >an Jose." etc.,
i passed oa tae '21st day uf December, 1896, and
i approved on the 23d day of December, 1896,
ordained that there should be issued by sui.l city
of Ban Jose six hundred hlgii school bu!ldi:i«r
bonds, of the der.omlnatlon of $125 each, aud four
hundred sewer bonds or the denomination of $100
each, both classes of bonds to bear interest at the
ratu of 4X>U |tr cent Der atintim. payable semi-
annually, and a<so by said ordinance authorized
and directed the City Clerk of said city to give
notice iuviiing proposals for the saJe of said bonds,
now therefore ■
Public notice Is hereby given that the City of San
Jose Intends to issue one ihouiand bonds aforesaid,
and that sealed proposals will be received at tho
office of said City Clerk, at the City Hall in San
Jose, California, until the hour of eight o'cloolt
P. M., on toe eighth day or February, 1897 (at
which time, or as soon thereafter as said .Mayor
aud Commoa Council shall duly convene, said bids
will be : opened), for the purchase of the whole or
any part of said h.gh school building and aewer .
bonds, or either tnereof. *aid bonds are to bear
date June 1,1897. ana the interest thereon lobe
paid seml-annually on the first day < f December
and the first day of June of each > year thereafter,
both principal and interest payable in goid coin or
lawful money of rue United States . -■ ~.• r
£aidhlgh school building bonds shall be num-
bered consecutively from one to six hundred, both
inclusive, and be divided into forty series, num-
bered consetutivel/ irom one to forty, both lii-
clusive, each series consisting of fifteen bond<;
the first series is to include those bonds which are
numbered from one to fifteen, both inclusive, and
each succeeding series is to include the fifteen
bonds numoered- consecutively after those in- -
eluded in itie next preceding sTies. - ftsa«a«nwpfg
in Said sewer bonds ' shall be numbered consecu-
tively from ona to ■ four, hundred, b>>th inclusive,
and b ■ divided into . forty series , numbered '"ou-
secutlvely rrom one to forty, both inclusive each
series consisting of ten bonds; the first aeries is to
inc.ude thos>- bonds which are. numbered from
one to ten, both inclusive, and each succeeding
series. is to include the ten bonds numbered con-
secutively after those lucludud in the next pre-
ceding series- ' - ■■ • ■
•v The first series of said high : school building
bonds and saicl sewer bonds sh-ill be made payable
on ihe first <iay of June, Ih9B. and one of iho ro-
maining series is to be made payable on the first
day or June in eac,h .succeeding ca endar year
thereafier. until and including the ye.ir 1937.
Said bonds are to be made payable to I lh • order of
the purchaser or payee by name, and to each of
said bonds th^re U to be attached Interest-bearlnjr,
coupons, double in number to the number of v«-ars
whicu such bond has to run before its maturity
Proposal must state the price offered, thedescriD-
tlon of ihe bond* desired, and be. accompanied by
a certified check on some re3ponsltle hank pay-
able to thp order uf the Mayor of said City for at
least ten per cent of the amount b!d, said checK to
be returned to bidder, in case the, bid is not ac-
cepted. The purchase money for said bonds shall
be paid in gold co.v of s the Uniied .-tates I within
ninety days «Uer notice of acceptance. The rl.'ht
toaccepthny or all bids and to rej ct any or all
bids, or portions of bids. Is hereby c x press lyra
"SSd January M, l 8 * COOK ' «* S&T

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