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gXRDAY .MARCH 5, 1897
During the week ending Sat-
urday last THE CALL published
of advertisements, which is
1 Q inches more
than was published by any other
San Francisco newspaper during
the same time.
The new era is here.
McKinley is President.
We have seen the last of Cleveland.
The inaugural address pleases the peo
We can work now with cheer and confi
Coming prosperity is now near enough
for us to feel the glow of it
Prosperity will not come in a day, but
every day will bring some of it.
Let us get the Federal building started
and keep up with tne procession.
The way is open for the boulevard, and
now let us open the boulevard for the
Congress can be counted on to support
the administration in upbuilding the
Cleveland in retirement will count the
millions be has made and wonder why the
people call it a "deficit administration."
If there are any free-traders left in this
country they are so far left they are not
visible from where the procession moves
. It will take an extra session of Congress
to right the wrongs of the Clevelanu ad
ministration and it is to be summoned
The new tariff bill can be counted on to
promote the fruit industry and the sugar
industry. There will be millions in it for
Let it be remembered to-day in the
home of every workingman that McKin
ley stands for an honest dollar and the
chance to earn it.
Good times cnnnct be crented by a fiat
of the President, but nevenhe e^s a Presi
dent who works for them can do much to
speed their coming.
Ti:ere will be obstacles of course in the
way of prosperity, but where there is a
will there is a way to remove them, and
McKiniey has the will.
Poor old Democracy, turned out of
doors, sits disconsolate at the foTk of the
road and hesitates whether to start for the
poorhouse or the lunatic asylum.
Many good things are expected of this
administration, but the best of all is a
policy that will open opportunities for
labor and provide wort for the unem
We shall forget Cleveland when the evil
be has wrought shall have passed away,
but we wUI remember Mm long enough to
be careful not to elect another like him
in this generation.
McKinley will not complain of having
Congress on his hands. On the contrary,
he will gladly call Congress together to
strengthen his bands in working for the
welfare of the people.
It will be the mission of this ndminis
; ration to open the factories to American
labor and ouild up a home market that
•Ul render the harvests of the fields
puh'table to the farmer.
Yesterday there passed into retirement
Cleveland, Olney. Carlisle, Wilson, Hill,
Voorhees, PaJmer, Blackburn, Bnce and
Vilas. Nothing is left of Democracy at
Washington but nameless fragments.
McKinley has chosen his Cabinet welJ.
It represents business, statesmanship and
patriotism. The selection of suqli advisers
by the President gives assurance of a goad
administration ana confirms the people
in their expectations of a Government
they can be proud of.
Not much longer will goods used in
America be imported from Europe while
American mills are closed and American
workinjjinen are begging for employment.
We have got to the end of that sort of
legislation. It has been carried into re
tirement in the gripsack of Grover.
To restore the protective tariff, to re
establish reciprocity treaties, to build up
our industry, to expand our commerce
and to juve unfailing protection to Amer
icans abroad are the tasks McKinlev and
the Republican party have undertaken,
and the people can rely upon it that they
will be successfully accomplished.
The only cloud upon the horizon is the
Senate. That body has power to delay
the passage of a protective tariff, and some
Senators will certainly make an effort to
do so if not deterred fay the expression of
public indignation. Warning should be
civen to these obstructionists at pnee.
The country will have no patience with
any man or set of men who undertake to
prevent a restoration of business and a
return to prosperity.
THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS.
In his inaugural addrets President McKinley spoke to the country what Tenny
! son called "large, divine and comfortable words." It vras a speech of good cheer. It
carries confidence to the people. There is nothing in it to arouse antagonism or
distrust among any class of citizens. On the contrary every sentiment and every sen
tence appeals to the patriotism of the people, inclines to harmonize discordant
opinions, and gives promise of a return to prosperity and the establishment of an era
oJ good feeling which will put an end to economic disturbances and political agita
tions on industrial topics.
The President gave no space in his address to a vacue exordium. He proceeded
at once to consider the condition of the country and to outline the policy which he
would adopt in providing remedies for existing evih. "The country," he said, "is
suffering from industrial disturbances from which speedy relief mu't be had. " He
spoke of "the prevailing business conditions entailing idleness upo;i willing labor
and loss to useful enterprises.' From this beginning he went on to speak of the im
portance of legislation to promote general prosperity and to suggest the lines on
which it should be undertaken.
The President counsels the creation of a commission to revise our coinage, cur^
rency and banking laws; promises that international bimetallism will have early and
earnest attention; advises economy in the conduct of the Government and an
increase of revenue by tariff taxation, avoiding as far as possible every form of dirtct
taxation, to the end that industry may be protected as well as a revenue supplied to
the Government; urges that in the work of tariff revision attention should be given
to the re-enactment and extension of reciprocity principles; declares for the enforce
ment of the law and the preservation cf the rights of citizens; pledges the adminis
tration to enforce all laws against combinations of capital organized to control
arbitrarily the condition of trade; suggests improvements in our naturalization and
immigration laws; assures support to civil service reform of a kind that shall be "real
and genuine, not perfunctory or prompted by zeal in behalf of any party, simply
because it happens to be in power"; calls attention to the need of restoring our
American merchant marine; favors the adoption of the nroposed arbitration treaty
with England, and announces that an extra session of Congress will be called to meet
The points of tne address which will attract most attention are those referring to
the creation of a commission for the settlement of the currency and banking problems,
the enforcement of the law against trusts, the policy announced with respect to civil
service reform, the support given to the arbitration treaty, and the importance of an
extra session of Congress. The declarations in favor of an immediate revision of the
tariff will occasion little comment because they were expected, and discussion on
that subject is ended. It is everywhere admitted that we must have a revenue
adequate to the needs of the Government, and since the disastrous experiment with
the Democratic tariff there is no longer any opposition to a return to the protective
It will De noted that the President put 9 the tariff issue first, and declares that r.ot
until an adequate revenue is assured can we undertake to make any changes in our
financial system. This is in accord with public opinion, and will strengthen popular
confidence in the policy to be pursued by the administration.
The appeal of the President to Congress to nupport him in the work which he has
undertaken cannot be overlooked. He truly says: "The restoration of confidence
and the revival of business, which men of all parties so much desire, depends more
largely upon the promDt, energetic and intelligent action of Congress than upon any
other single agency that affects the situation.' 1 This fact is known, and the people
rely upon Congress to act promptly in meeting the emergency.
WOEK TOE THE UNEMPLOYED.
The movement now started to provide
work for the unemployed in this City is
most timely in every respect and deserves
the most liberal support from all citizens.
; It promises good results not only to the
I workingmen to whom it will give employ-
I ment, but to the community generally,
! and is in the tmest sense a public enter
prise rather than a charity.
The proposed boulevard, for which the
| Spring Valley Water Company and ex-
Mayor Sutro have given a broad right of
way, will provide San Francisco with a
driveway not inferior to the most noted in '
I the world. Its construction will be a
benefit by giving employment to many
! who need it, and its completion will be an
advantage to the City which it is hardly
\ possible to overrate. Its usefulness will
I increase as the years pass and it will
i eventually become one of the noied at
■ tractions of the City.
The movement in this City is timely
| moreover because it accords with the
■ aspirations of the Ipeopie and will be a
j part and parcel of that great National
! policy which the new administration is to
; carry out. The platform on which Mc-
Kinley was elected was that enunciated
by himself in the terse statement that he
j advocated for the American people "an
j honest doilar and the chance to earn it."
| The new administration will pursue a
j policy radically different, from the old. |
' Its chief aim will be to provide opportu
| nities for labor and wort for the workers.
j Its mission will be the same as that which
> has been undertaken in this City to pro
' vide work and good wages for the unem
The beginning of an administration de
! voted to such a policy constitutes an epoch
: in our history so different in its nature
I from that through which we have just
! passed that it rightly deserves the title
| given to it by the people, "a new era."
i It will be a period in which loghlation will
i be directed to the end of opening Ameri
j can factories, developing American re
| source?, expanding American commerce,
I providing profits for American capital
| and assuring work and wages for Ameri
! can skill, energy and industry.
No policy, either civic or National, can
be better than ttiat which aims to provide
work for the American people. The lack
of employment implies something more
> than enforced idleness. It carries destitu
| tion into the homes, ruin to debtors, and
distress to all. A policy of abundant
work means the upbuilding of the home
as well as of the. Republic. It means
prosperity and comfort by the fireside as
well as grandeur and wealth at the Na
tional capital. It is most appropriate,
therefore, that this season which inaugur
ates the beginning of an administration
i pledged to promoie American industry
should be marked by a municipal move
! ment directsd to the same end. Every
i citizen who can afford to do so should
i give sucu assistance as he can to the
! undertaking. L^t us provide work for the
■ workers. Let us see to it that in San
! Francisco no industrious man has his
home destitute because he cannot find the
labor which he is willing to perform.
THE NICARAGUA CANAL.
In the appropriation bill as agreed to by
the Senate in the closing hours of its
session on Thursday morning ttie appro
priation of $150,000 for a new survey of the
Nicaragua canal remains. This implies
that the new administration is expected
to revise the work of the Cleveland ad
ministration on this subject and to begin
the great enterprise anew.
From the representations made to the
Senate a short time ago by the Minister
from the Greater R-public of Central
America, it is evident that the continuance
of the project in regard to the canal will
be in the hands of the State Department
rather than of Congress. The opposition
shown by the Greater Republic transfers
the project to the field of diplomacy, and
until some treaty can be arranged, nothing
can be done by this Government unless
the United States should resolve to do it
Fortunately for the country the new
Secreiary of State is John Sherman. He
is known to be favorable to the enterprise,
and can be relied upon to exert his ener
gies to obtain from the Central American
Republic terms which will admit the con
struction of the canal by the money of
the United States and under the control of
the lJuited States. Certainly this Govern
ment will never consent that the canal
should be opened except under our control.
As Great Britain asserts the right to close
the Suez canal to any foreign power,
which in case of wur might choose to
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1897.
attack her possessions in East India, so
would we assert our right in case of war
to control the Nicaragua canal against
any power that desired to use it to send
warships to attack the Pacific Coast.
While the situation remains as it is it is
not easy to predict the next step which
will be taken in tne project. The very
fact, however, that the Senate left in the
appropriation bill a sum of money to pro
vide for a new survey makes it certain
that the Senators have confidence in the
ability of Secretary Sherman to arrange
terms for a speedy beginning of the con
struction of the work. The outlook there
fore may be considered encouraging, and
it is within the limits of probability that
the McKinley administration, which is so
thoroughly in harmony with all Ameri
can ideas, may provide a way for the be
ginning of the enterprise, and go far to
ward carrying it to completion.
THE CAUSE Of CUBA.
The measures taken by the Cuban relief
committee of this City to call a mass
rneeting assure the success of that assem
bly. The cause itself is popular, not only
by reason of American sympathy with the
Cuban patriots, but by its essential jus
tice, and by the further fact that the
rights of American citizens in Cuba seem
to be inseparably bound up with the pa
triotic cause by the despotic course pur
sued by the Spanish authorities in deal
ing with Americans who are suspected of
sympathizing with the patriots.
In addition to this the mass-meeting
will bo rendered interesting to the people
because it will be addressed by some of
the most eloquent orators ana eminent
citizens of the community. It will there
fore have abundant claims on public at
tention, and will assuredly be a thorough
manifestation of the sentiraent3 of the
people of San Francisco. The date for
the mass-meeting has been fixed for the
l.Jth, providing Metropolitan Hall can be
obtained for that day. At any rate the
meeting will be he'd as early as possible,
in order that San Francisco may promptly
add her weight to that of her sister cities
in tne Union in promoting the cause of
the Cuban patriots and asserting the
rights of American citizens who have suf
fered irom Spanish despotism and tyr
It is altogether right that this should be
so. When all other cities of the Union
Dare spoken it would be a discredit to San
Francisco if her voice should be silent,
and there can be no question that every
genuine American in the City will be glad
of tLe opportunity to attend a meeting
called lor that purpose, and give utterance
to his approval of this declaration of
American sympathy for the Cuban pa
triots and American determination to
protect all citizens of the United States in
It is hardly necessary to say more at
this time than 1o call attention to the
propo*ed meeting. In due time the date
finally fixed will be announced and the
name 3ot the speakers who are to deliver
the addresses will be given. When this is
aone it goes without saying the people
will arrange their affairs so that they can
be present at the meeting without fail.
Reports from Cuba have made it certain
that American citizens have suffered
grievous wrong from the Spanish officials
in the island, and every American well
understands bow important it is that
these wrongs should be redressed. More
over the people know that they hava now
in the office of President of the United
States a man who is thorough accord with
public sentiment, who sympathizes with
every impulse of the people and who is
resolute to uphold the dignity of the Re
public. To what the people speak he will
attend. The mass-meeting therefore will
be something more than a display of ora
j tory. It will be an encouragement to
; President McKinley to go forward and en
force a foreign policy which shall be for
eign in name only and truly American in
The plan of providing a store of unlimited
work for the unemployed by tending them to
the mining regions to dig gold is being ac
tively by some people connected
with the Labor Bureau and with the mining
industry, and will likely be a matter of public
discussion very soon.
This solution of the standing problem of the
uuem ployed in California seems easy, cheap,
faultless and yet beset with difficulties that
make i: seem almost impracticable. The plan
ought to be carried out at once, and likely
never will De.
In its simplest form the schema is like this.
l*p in Trinity County a number of miles from
the railroad there is a bead in Poor Man's
Creek on sterile Government laud, iiost of
the gravel nlong and under the stream was
worked over by placer-miners long ago and
the placer-mining claims have been aban
doned. Muca of the gravel is tailings con
taining a little gold and there are thousands
of cubic yards of unworked deposits which
contain traces of gold. The water is right
there and ouo man or a little party of men
could average from 75 cents to $1 25 per day
by hard work with rocker or sluice. Nobody
cares to bother with this gravel. Five miles
below a gang of Chinese is industriously earn
ing these wages. They are not unemployed.
One of these days a lot of them will pack their
rice and a little lumber over to Poor Man's
Bend and go cheerfully to work getting more
gold »,o go back to China with.
Down at Howard and" New Montgomery
streets John Willing Jones slept last night on
the barracks floor, and ate his share of the
day's charity at 3:30 P. M. He pawned his kit
of tools some time ago, and he is knee-deep in
a wide morass of city poverty, with thousands
of others, which is more hopeless and cursed
than being as deep in a narrow mud-hole,
with linn ground and sunshine about. He
would start promptly to walk to Fresno if he
knew that he could earn a dollar a day when
he got there.
Jones has seen pictures of miners with their
pans and rockers by streams in the hills, and ,
that's about all he knows about mining. But
if you tell him that you know a place, a good
way off, where, he can earn a dollar a day
digging gold, if he can get a shovel attd pick
and a few boards; that he can dig a hole to
sleep in, or build a little shelter of logs and
brush; that he can live if he can get a littlg
bacon, flour, coffee and aiishl-ine; that in two
■or three weeks he can get together enough
gold d\ist to provide him a belter outfit, and
that if he is sober, industrious and resolute he
may soon enjoy independent manhood amid
nature's pure air and sunshine, he will junVD
at the opportunity with more gladness and
hope than he would at six months' work on a
boulevard. You see, the lure of "gold dig
ging" is in it, and the hape in it gleams in
There are through the gold belt of California
many thousauds of acres ot such ground, and
though they are very thinly ..spangled
with the golden grains they hold many mil
lions in treasure. They constitute the resi
due after the placer operations of the years
since 1848. The placer miners have taken
out hundreds of millions, and the richness is
gone from all the surface deposits, but the old
placer miners didn't get all the gold from the
gravel they hustled over the riilles, and vast
quantities of that same old gravel will just
pay for the re-working. Greater quantities that
have always been ignored because too poor to
work by hand labor line the water courses.
Most of this ground is in tlie hands of pri
vate owners, and pieces of ground are fre
quently worked after negotiations with the
owner. Hydraulic companies own bigstretches
of it here nnd there. Much of it is on railroad
lands, with the privilege of working easily
procurable. Here and there are soots, little
and big, on Government land, which nobody
wants. One may wash gravel on public land
as freely as he may gather greens. It is not to
be disputed that a man or a small party of
men may go to one of thousands of places in
this State end thus make a living.
The difficulties appear when actual opera
tions on a large scale are- contemplated. The
bureau in charge must liud definite prices of
ground and Know just the value of the gravel
that here or there three or thirty men can earn
so much. It is the idea that the Mining Bu
reau should locate the ground and plan opera
tions. This aud the matter of getting the un
employed there and started each involves or
ganized machinery and expert effort. The
human nature in the unemployed would pro
vide for the difliculties.
Tu;b would be substituting gold patches for
potato patches. The pian is extensively and
success! ully followed by the colonial govern
ments of New Zeslaud and Australia. With
the gold-beariug commons of the mountains
and foothills charted and assayed by a\ailable
patches, and a way o; getting industrious men
there with picks and beans, there would be a
reservoir of productive labor waiting to be
tapped to any extent. It sounds easy in theory
and the gold is there. The trouble is to get
the thing k» work. James Orr.
WORTH IRYING, MiRHAIS
The pugilist, with calm contempt, i' . '
stood smiling at his foe;. • ..
His face trom Hears seemed quite exempt,
Nor terror did he show. • ■'
The o-liT uttered epithets, • \*}- : /.
And Hung fiance fee; . ' ■».: ;,.X.
Theltrnt one heeded not nls threats,
All statuesque stood he. /
"Ho.v now," tue orator exclaimed,
-I'd greatly like to know,
If yon like me were ever famed
For any novel blow?
How can you think: his fi-'ht to win
From such a man as me".' "
lie >poke at lust, moved v/ the din.
And thus. y answered tie: . ;• ■'
"By. generalship your hopes I'll balk,
I shall not waste my breath, ' . :
I'll stand nnd lei you talk a id talk,
And talk yours.-lf to death." ;
— Washington Star.
It is iv contemplation for the Queen to hold
a Chapter of the Garter at Windsor Castle on
June 20 or 28. the funct.on to be fallowed by
a banquet to the knights of the order in St.
George's Hall. The last Chapter of the Garter
was held at Windsor in 1835, when the late
Louis Napoleon was invested by the Queen
with the ribbon and the in-igniaof the order.
On these occasions all knluhts have aright to
take part in the proceedings, but only those
personages are expected who have ben sum
moned. Jn 1855 the then Duke of Bucking
ham, who was <>ut of favor at court, was not
summoned, but, nevertheless, appeared at the
chapter. The Queen showed her displeasure
by omitting to invite him to the dinner which
was given after the chapter to all the other
knighis who had been present.
"Those sandwiches remind me of my native
town," ssid a yankee to the girl art the railway
"DeadhamV" asked the girl at the counter.
"No; Needham." — Answers.
"I don't like ycur milk," said the mistress of
"What's wrong with it, mum?"
"It's dreadfully thin and there's no cream
"After you hove lived in the town a while,
mum," said the milkman, encouragingly,
"you'll get over them rooral ideas of your'n."
— Tid Bits.
"What's the most noticeable tiling in con
nection with the practice of your profession,
"Thousands of able-bodied men have sud
denly discovered that they require the air of
Nevada and are arranging to be there about
the middle of Miirch."— Detroit Free Press.
"They tell me Van Wither is very weak since
his last sickness."
"He is. I saw him on the street just now and
asked him for a fiver, but he couldn't stand a
loan.— Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE
Abner C. Goodell Br. of Salem, Mass., who
has recently celebrated his ninety-second
birthday, is said to have built the first cracker
machine, a machine to shave out keg stock
and the first printing press to print both sides
of a sheet at once. t
Dr. Nansan. the explorer, has refused an of
fer of 100,000 marks for 100 lectures in Ger
many. Instead, he will deliver forty-seven
lectures in England, and next October will
come to the United States, where be will de
liver a course of fifty lectures.
Probably no greater doctor's fee is on record
than that paid by the Empress Catherine to
Thoma* lUmsdale, ancestor of the present
Baron Dimsdile of England. For inoculating
the Russian Empress and hersoryPaul against
smallpox in 17(>3 he received ij>so,ooo as a
fee, $10,000 for expenses and an annuity of
$2500, and in addition was granted the title
of Baron. This was just thirty years btfore
Jenner's disoovery of vaccination, for which
Parliament granted him $150,000 altogether.
A movement is on foot in Kansas' to induce
the Legislature to order a marble bust of
Charles Robinson, the first Governor of the
Sunflower State, and place it In the ch»pel of
the State University in Lawrence. Only $1000
is asked for. Governor Robinson went to
Kansas in 1854, and did much In securing
homes lor the irec-State emigrants who went
from New England, md he has often been
called "the lather oi Kansas."
THESE CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF SPRING.
The b.ithesome lark, the white-capped sparrow, the Industrious woodpecker and red
breasted robin celebrate the return of spring in glorious concert.
The royal fanfare of those sweet heralds is as a brilliant overture to some delightful opera—
a foretaste of pleasure ana joy to come.
This is how it 6truck the naturalist-at-large recently as he pursued his way in search of
new beauties in California fields and fresh treasures from the store of Dame Nature.
And it will appeal likewise to' you if haply you read Sunday's "Idyls of the Field."
A special feature in The Sunday Call will be a poem by Olive Heyden, whose prose and
verse alike have rare charms.
The persistent e.nemy of the horse, the motor, again strikes terror into the equine's heart,
this time as an adjunct to the Fire Department, prospectively removing the noble animal still
furtjiur into desuetude and obliylon. A fire engine, tne only familiar features of which are
the alarum gong and firemen's helmets— but you will read all the details in The Sunday Call.
The elephant in this country and in Euroce has no useful associations save n a feature of
the sawdust rintc and the morning procession, or as ptrt of the detail of tnose flamboyant
posters which adorn each deadwail for weeks prior to the advent of a circus.
But it is altogether different ia India, where it cute a decidedly useful figure, both as beast
of bur .en and of draft.
But the possibilities of this giant in the field of modern battle have recently been ex
ploited, and a wonderful acquisition ho has proved.
The only animal previously used for the moving and manipulation of heavy guns in that
country was the bullock, a poor help and a frequent hindrance and annoyance in service.
With the elephant everything is cnanged, as he can cleave where others had to climb, and
nothing is an obstacle to his euorntous strength; besides, he is susceptible to martial discip
line, which is just as important.
Thk Sunday CALL contains a full description of this new elephantine departure.
A man can be talked down, or out, or to, but imagine him being talked "through," or in
other words, used as a telephone— well, read The Sunday Call about iv
The Sunday Call will contain a "rattling" good story this week, or rather, a thrilling
Fashion's panorama will move across your range of vision next Sunday in ever varying
beauty and interest.
The book page will be as full of suggestions as to what to read and what to skip as usnal.
The children's page this week will have many good things pertaining to the arrival of
aprinp. It is the best children's department in the West.
The Sunday Call is a synonym for all that is best, most wholesome, readable and desir
able generally in a Sunday paper. •
If you don't secure a copy, you fail to get the best Sunday paper published on the Pacific
±>'et us remark, in addition, that an account of an entirely new and most remarkable appli
cation of the X ray in San Francisco will be one of the prime features of Tire Sunday Call.
SOUTH OF THE PARK.
£tay of Fifteen Days Upon Street
Work There Has Been
South End Boat Club's House Will
Not Bs R moved Frcm the Foot
c'f Third Street.
Adolph Sutro yesterday secured a stay
of fifteen days more in the proceedings
relating to street improvements south of
Golden Gate Park and east of Seventh
avenue. The Street Committee of the
Board of Supervisors Wednesday after
noon went out to the section south of the
park. Yesterday the committee sat and
listened to Colonel W. C. Little, who
urged for Mr. Sutro that tne matter
should be postponed.
Another matter of some interest came
before the committee, which, was th»» pe
tition of William Gieselman for the re
moval of obstructions irotn the lower end
of Third street. The South End Boat
Clud protested, for the obstructions con
sist principally of the boat club house.
The petition was denied. William Hum
phreys appeared for the boat club. It was
decided to report in favor of the Street
Snperintendeut's recommendations as fol
The conditional acceptance of Ash avenue,
between Laguna and Buchanan ; the omission
of further proceedings for laying sidewalks on
the crossing of Leavenworth and Cnion ; that
the cierk be directed to advenise lor bias lor
the paling of the crossing of Taylor and
Union: that the fo lowing work dc passed to a
resolution ordering: Pavlns of Tennessee,
from Twenty-second northerly 440 feet, with
bitumen; recommending the periormar.ee of
the following street worn: The crossing
of California street and Twentieth ave
nue to be graded, sewered and mac
adamized; Grceu, between Scott and
I)evisadero, to be paved with bitumen; also
the crossing of Green end Scott; Sixth, be
tween Channel wi-J Hooper, to be paved with
basalt; also the crossing of Sixth ana Hooper;
also Sixth, between Hooper and Irwin ; also,
the crossing of Sixth and lrwiu; the crossing
of Twenty-sixth and Clement, to be sewered;
a storm-water iulet to be constructed in Wil
lard, opposite Golden Gate avenue; stone
sidewalks on Leaver worth, between Golden
<iaie avenue and McAllister; also on Jones,
bstwoen Golden Gale avenue and McAllister;
a pipe sewer to be constructed in Stockton,
between OTarrell and Geary.
It was decided to report in favor of the
acceptance of filbert street, from Hyde
to Leaven worth; Cole, from Page to Oak.
and the crossing of iSoe and Fourteenth ;
also the conditional acceptance of Ash
avenue, from Laguna to Buchanan. The
protest of Emma Church against the re
m;icadamizin'g of tlie east side of Fifth
avenue, from Clement to California, was
denied; also the protest of propertv-own
era against the laying of sidewalks on
Vicksburg, between Twenty-third and
Twenty-fourth. At the request ot prop
erty-owners the paving of Fair Oiks, be
tween Twenty-second and Twenty-third,
was postponed for six month"; also the
paving of Second avenue, between Cali
lornia and Lake.
Tha Street Superintendent was ordered
to lay plank sidewalks on I street, be
tween Seventh and Twelfth avenues. A
protest against the paving of Card alley
Oriental R«liel!ah Lodge Gives a Quaker
Tea and an Kntertalnment— A Circle
It was after the close of lodge business on
Wednesday night thai Oriental Rebekah Lodge
Invited Us friends, and there were many of
them, into Prospect Hull, Odd Fellows'build
ing, to witness the entertainment given in
connection with the ' Quaker lea," prepared
by a number of the ladies of the lodge attired I
in neat black gowns and wearing white lawn !
fichus and pretty white caps.. J. R. Davis acted
as master of ceremonies and introduced Miss
Martha R.Aspden, who sang the , "Angels'
Serenade" and "Killarner," « accompanying
herself on the violin. Her execution on the in
strument and the vocalization richly deserved
the long, and ■ hearty applause that was .
awarded her; Miss ■' Eganhoff .recited "The
Storm,", Mrs. Lena A. Jurvis and Miss Nellie
Hamilton-sang "Brown Eyes" as n duet. Miss
Edith Lincoln gave • an v exhibition of club
swinging that was the poetry of motion and
was as graceful as that of any professional in
that line; then Mi»s Lillle Hamilton rendered
"Love's Old Story," and was followed by Mrs.
Lena A. Jarvis and Miss Abbie Eivinz in a
whittling duet rendering "Tillie Tavlot" 1 with
piano accompaniment with fine effect. Then
the floor was cleared lor daneinir,|whtch was
kept up until midnight, i Tea was served in an
upper room and it proved an excellent brew.
The event was a pleasant one and well' man
aged by the committee of arrangements, of
which Miss Etta Couburn I was chairman and
Noble Gmnd Mrs. George T. Shaw, Miss Anna
M. Forties, Miss Etta Meyerderks and Miss
Sophie Hatten her assistants. ;"- . -.
Defiance circle, C. O. F.
I Defiance Circle, Companions of the Forest,
Foresters of America, celebrated its anniver
sary on Wednesday night by a social \in Py
thian Castle. There was a good attendance
and a very pleasant evening was spent by nil
who participated. The function was under the
supervision of Mrs. N. Green her?, Miss Jennie
Green berg. Miss Clara Sterling,' Miss L. Rothulz
and Dr. G. Bushuell. - Miss Rothulz was the
floor . manager and George W. Alexander whs
her assistant. . >>* -.* 7- . '
"The Monarchs,"- an organization of young
people who are taking steps to organize a new
beneficiary society, will, on the evening of the
25th ■ iiißt..' give an entertainment and dance
in Oakland with a view to attract attention to
the new movement. There will be a minstrel
show and other features. and George W. Alex
ader, who 18 one of the prime movers, will ap
pear as Svengali. ■"■
.. (, Sons of Benjamin. • . t . , ,
Golden \ Gate Lodge No. 175 ,of the Inde
pendent Order Sons of ' Benjamin was insti
tuted last Monday by Grand Deputy Master
Louis Krause, ■ assisted by the members- of
Pacific Lodge. The new subordinate starts In
with a charter list of thirty-eight members,
and is the fifth lodge of the order now in this'
City. J. Gensler, the organizer, and a number
of past ' presidents were present during i the
ceremony of institution. At the close ■ 01 ; this
there waß a banquet, and while it was in
progress the members of Minerva, California
and San Francisco lodges entered the banquet
hall and were accommodated with seats that
had been reserved for them. There was a
feast at which good-fellowship reigned for
Social Connci!, Chonen Friends.
The next monthly entertainment and social
of Social Council No. 46 of Chosen Friends
will be eiven next Thursday evening in Red
Men's Hall. The committee in charge of the
affair has prepared a fine programme. This
council gives an open meeting on the second
Thursday of every month.
Sherwood Circle, C. of F.
Sherwood Circle No. 129, Companions of the
Forest, Friendly Branch of the A. O. F., will
give a "yellow kid party" to-morrow evening
in Austrian Hall and the committee expects
that this will prove a most interesting event
in the history of the circle.
Robin Hood Circle, F. O. A.
Next Tuesday evening Robin Hood Circle
No. 58, Companions of the Forest, Foresters of
America, will give an apron and neckiie no
ciai in Social Hall in the Alcazar bulldine and
preparations have been made for a most en
Lee Taubman of Ferndale is in town.
A. Robinson of Gilroy is at the Grand.
Charles Gardner of Pasadena is in town.
E. D. Goodrich of New York is at the Lick.
Sam W. Rucker of San Jose is at the Palace.
Henry C. Watt of Liverpool is a late arrival
J. A. Cooper, an attorney of Uklab, is at the
Edward Holland of Los Gatos is on a visit
R. E. Gilbert of Sanla Barbara arrived here
J. D. McDonald, a business man of Chicago,
is at the Lick.
Dr. John W. Robertson of Livermore is at
Bradßarnar.a mining engineer of London,
is at the Grand.
P. J. Collins and wife of San Miguei are at
C. M. Belden of Boston is amon; the arrivals
at the Occidental.
Lane C. GilUam, a well-to-do mining m,an of
Spokane, is at the Palace.
L. F. Moulton, the big grain-grower of Co
lusa County, is at the Grand.
L. E. Shellenberger, a pottery-owner of Wood
side, is here on a business trip.
John T. Sullivan, proprietor of the Sea Beach
Hotel, Santa Cruz, is in the City.
Mrs. A. Albin and son of Santa Rosa are
registered at the Cosmopolitan.
R. A. Thompson, ediror of the Santa Rosa
Democrat, is a late arrival here.
Miss Thalia Treadwell of London, accom
panied by her maid, is at the Palace.
IT. Z. Osborne, one of the owners of the Los
Angeles Express, arrived here yesterday.
J. D. H. Chamberlain, an attorney of
Eureka, Hnmboldt County, is in the City,
F. A. Carrington, a business man of Trin
idad, Colo., is among the arrivals at the Rnss.
W. C. Pressing, a business man of Pittsburg,
is at the Occidental, accompanied by his wife.
Charles Johnson and wife of Seattle, Wash.,
ere among recent arrivals at the Cosmopolitan.
M. H. Howe and Miss Howe of Akron, Ohio,
are in the City, and are registered at the Occi
William Brechtell, a bank president of
Akron, Ohio, is at the Occidental, accompanied
by his wife.
State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper of Santa Bar
bara arrived here last night after a visit to
Ex-Justice of the Peace D. R. Price of
Fresno was among yesterday's arrivals. He is
at Ihe Grand.
The Rev. B. T. Vincent of Denver is one of
the late arrivals here. He is accompanied by
Ex-Chief of Police Jacob Rehm of Chicago,
Mrs. Rehm and Mr*. C. Theurer of Chicago are
among last night's arrivals.
Ex-Mayor Cltnrles Jacobs of Louisville, Ky.,
and, his son, Donald R. Jacobs, are at the Pal
ace. They are here for pleasure.
Frank Crusins of Crescent City, owner of the
only pork-packing establishment north of San
Francisco, is at the Golden West.
J. N. Tibbitts, the mining engineer, of Red
ding, who some months since returned from
a visit to South Africa, is at the Grand.
M. H. Walker, tho millionaire banker, miner,
hotel and real estate owner of Salt Lake, is in
the City. He is one of the early pioneers of
Harry Musgrave, manager ol the Australian
baseball team, who is now en route here, and
who was formerly manager of the Australian
cricket team, is at the Baldwin.
Harry W. Patten, editor of a weekly paper at
Los Angeles and nominated by the Democrats
of the Los Angeles district during the last cam
paign for Congress, is in the City.
General Passenger Agent Goodman of the
Southern Pacific yesterday received a dispatch
saying the Pennsylvania Golden Gate excur
sion, numbering seventy j>eople, would arrive
In San Diego March 7. Later they will visit
this part of the State.
CALIFORNIANS iN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, H. V.. March 4.-Rev. Valen
tiuo Cnssini and Rev. Giuseppe Oreni arrived
from Rome on the Werra. J. A. White Is at
the St. Cloud.
WORSE THAN GEAFTEES.
Chief Crowley Commences a Crusade
Against Another Clans of Men.
Chief Crowley has commenced a crusade
agninst men who bang around the Police
courts and pester the Judges and arrest
ing officers when the cases of women
charged with vagrancy, grand larceny or
other offenses are on the calendar of the
courts. These men are friends of the
women, and, aa a rule, live off tneir
Policeman Wagner, who is specially de
tailed to look after "grafters," received his
instructions yesterday morning from the
Chief, and arrested Frank .Raymond on
the charge of violating the ordinance pro
hibiting loitering in the corridors oi the
hail. Raymond was released, on $20 cash
HE BROKE THE
The Formidable Thousand-
Mile Race of Henry J.
Was Journeying Over Prairies
and Plains to Sea His
Mr. Mayham Will Soon Go From Here
to His GrlJ Properties in
Henry J- Mayham, the millionaire
mine-owner of Denver, who made the rec
ord-breaking run recently on a special
train from Chicago over the Burlington
road to Denver, is at the Palace. Mr.
Mayham was at Fort Wayne whence got
the news that bis son was dying. He
immediately wired for a special train from
An engine which had just come in over
the road was got in time and the general
superintendent proffered his own car.
Snow had been falling and the outlook
was unpropitious for making the fast time
desired. Mr. Mayham wanted a cuar
antee that he would reach Denver, a dis
tance of 1025 miles, in twenty-four hours.
He could not exact this promise, but ha
was assured tnat it would be the quickest
trin by far that ever was made.
And it was. From the time that the
wheels began to turn out of the union
depot till it reached the base of the Rocky
Mountains the pace was something fright
ful to contemplate. The entire distance
was compassed in 1133 minutes, or a little
less than nineteen hours. Of this eighty
six minutes were occupied at different sta
tions in taking on water and supplies and
changing and oiling engines. The actual
running time was 1047 minutes, and the
rate of speed was within a fraction cf
fifty-nine miles an hour on the average,
or almost a mile a minute.
in its trip to the base of the Rockies tha
train climbed a height of one mile. Mr.
Mayham says the rule was in all respects
a wild one. The engine and car in many
places swayed to and fro as if flying
Where sharp turns were made the sway
ing was enough to make one's hair turn.
Across a part of Illinois and over nearly
all of lowa the surface is undulating, so
that it was a terribla pace to keep up.
Take it all in all, for the great distance
and the time in which the feat was done,
it was the greatest speed ever attained.
Mr. Mayham is interested extensively
in mining at Gold Creek, Nevada; fifty
miles north of Elko. He will visit tha
mines before returning East.
HE WILL RECOVER.
3lrs. John Hajran's Carving-Knife
Kailnd to Kill Her Jealous Husband.
John Hagan, who was stabued by his
wife Jast week, has recovered sufficiently
to be taken from the Receiving Hospital
to his mother's home. Mrs. Hazan is
still held a prisoner awaiting the result of
her husband's injuries. Her victim say 3
he will not prosecute her.
Sergeants 1 ruii'forrrd,
Chief Crowley issued an order yesterday that
Sergeant John W. Shields had been transferred
from the City Prison to the North End Station
and Sergeant Fred Brown from the North End
Station to the City Prison. This is :he result
of the exoneratiou of Sergeant shields by the
Police Commissioners of the charges brought
against him by Captain Robinson.
Potato, mushroom crkcs. <juiHet's,9os Larkin
California Glace Fruit can be bought an ly
at Townsend'3. Palace Hotel building. *
Fpectat. lnlormation dally to munuiaotnrari.
business houses and public men by the Pran
Clipping Bureau (Alien's), 510 Montgomery. '
Mohsin Khan, recently made Minister for
Foreign Affairs by the Shah of Persia, speaks
French and English fluently. He was ap
pointed Embassador to Constantinople by tho
late Shah, Nasr-Eddiu, and served as such for
sixteen years with great success.
"The Overlnnd Limited "—Only Three
and a Half Days to Chicago.
The Union Pacific Is the only line running Pull
man double drawing-room and tourist sleepers
and dining-cars, san Francisco to Chicago dally
without change. Buffet, smotlDß and library cars,
Ogden to Chicago. Tickets ami sleeping-car reser
vations at 1 Montgomery at. D. W. Hitchcock,
General Agent. San Francisco.
"Mm. Wlnalow'g Soothing Syrup"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of
mothers for their children whlie Teething- with per
fect success. It soot best be child, softens ibegnms.
allays Palu. cares Wind Colic, regulates the Bowel j
and Is tbe best remedy for Dlarrboeaa, whether aris
ing from tee. h log or other causes, i or sale by <lru,»
gists In every part of the world. B» sure and aslc
tar Mrs. Window's smoothing Syrup. -5c a bottle.
C'mioxapo.— Atmosphere is perfectly dry, so*!
nod mild, being entirely free from the mists com
mon further north. : Bound-trip tickets, by steam
ship, Including fifteen days' board at ihe Hotel Je,
Coronado, »(J5: longer stay »2 50 per day. Apply
4 New Montgomery St.. San Francisco.
Hindebcobxs removes corns singly. Makes
walking a pleasure. 15 cents, .it druggist*.
. I'akkkb's llaib Balsam is life to tbe hair. , ■
'■> - ' No beauty ever looks her best
'?"*•' Unless," with dyer's Hair Vigor dressed.
, Her hair, «hief g ory is confessed.
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At the recent banquet in his honor Senator
elect Platt sang with great unction Julia Ward
Howe's famous "Battle ■ Hymn of the Repub
lic." This Is the Senator's favorite National .
hymn, and at a Republican gathering In New
York about a year ago he astonished his
friends during a short speech by singing it in
a loud, rear voice. . . '".'.' ' .
One reason why Scott's
Emulsion cures weak throats,
weak lungs, makes rich
blood, and strengthens Jmny
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
tailed or whose digestion
would repel an uneven pro-
duct. For ftfle by all drugntU «t