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SATURDAY JANUARY is, 1898
JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
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MAKE IT TWENTY THOUSAND.
/~* CONTRIBUTIONS to the fund for the Golden
I Jubilee are reported to be coming in with in-
creased liberality. The finance committee con
sioers that about $16,000 of sure muney is in sight.
This encourages the hope that the full sum required
to carry out the festival according to the programme
designed will be forthcoming.
The amount needed is $20,000. It would be gratify
ing if the amount lacking in the contributions couM
be raised to-day so that on Monday the committee in
charge could set about the week's work with free
hands. The amount necessary to complete the fund
is now comparatively small. Contrasted with the
greatness of San Francisco and the dignity of the
occasion to be celebrated it is virtually a trifle. It
ought to be raised in half a day.
San Francisco has invited the whole country to par
ticipate in the jubilee, and thousands of visitors from
distant States will be here to witness it. Bands of
pioneers who have been living in the East for years
will make this an occasion for returning to the golden
land where they worked in their youth. These will
influence other? to come. Moreover, the Californian
tourist season is now at its height. The host of
Americans who seek sunny lands every winter will
find in the jubilee and the mining fair additional in
ducements to visit San Francisco.
With all of these visitors to look on it will not do
for us to fail in any particular. The American people
are becoming critical of pageants. They have seen a
great many of them, and the time has passed when
anything in the way of a procession would be ac
cepted with approval. Only really artistic achieve
ments win praise in these day?, and such get much
more than mere praise. The festivals at New Orleans,
St. Louis and other cities where true artistic parades
are given are profitable from the standpoint of busi
rc-s as well as of pleasure.
All arguments are on the side of liberality. We
have undertaken the enterpri-e. We have raised
enough money to assure a notable pageant. More is
needed to accomplish a true artistic triumph. Help
the fund at once. Make it $20,000 by sundown.
GOLD IN THE EAST.
A CONVINCING evidence of the return of pub
lic confidence in the monetary affairs of the
country is afforded by reports in the Eastern
pr.pers of the reappearance of gold as a circulating
medium in that section of the Union. So long as
there was any fear of the triumph of the free silver
agitators many persons hoarded gold, and in the East
it went out of circulation altogether. Now that sound
money has achieved a complete triumph and return
ing prosperity on the gold basis has put an end to the
cafeer of the calamity howlers these hoards are beirir
released and the long hidden money is returned to the
channels of trade.
As a result of the reappearance of gold in business
uses it is noted that it has become so plentiful the
New York Clearing-house has been settling balances
in gold coin, and not long ago the treasury declined
to pay the freight on one million of dollars of gold
coin that certain San Francisco banks wished to ex
change for greenbacks. The hoarding of gold is vir
tually a thing of the past. It has gone with the panic
that caused it.
This condition of affairs is exactly what was pre
dicted by the sound money men during the campaign.
It was well known to all in a position to watch in
telligently the movements of money that during the
free silver scare many timid capitalists and cautious
owners of small savings withdrew their gold from the
banks and locked it up in safe deposit boxes or in
secure places around their homes so as to be safe if
the silver party should come into power. Knowing
this, the intelligent student of events was able to pre
dict with confidence that as soon as the scare was
over the gold would be put into circulation again.
That which was foreseen has happened. The East
does not use gold to any great extent, but all that it
needs it has. and there is no longer a gold scarcity in
any part of the country.
One of the best results of the return of gold to
easy circulation in the East will be the strengthening
of the movement for complete monetary reform. It
is better to make the changes necessary to adapt our
financial system to the needs of business at this time
when confidence is well assured and industry is
prosperous than to put it off to some future day. The
time to repair a roof is when the sun shines. We may
not always have good times, and any attempt at mon
etary legislation in bad times would be sure to bring
to the front a new set of agitators as pestiferous as
those that disturbed the country during the Bryanittf
It is not clear at first glance why a collector, of
good reputation, claiming to have been robbed by a
pair of footpads, should be at once accused by the
police of having made up the tale. If the police think
there are no footpads in town they certainly ought
to read the papers.
THE PASSING OF DOLE.
THE Hawaiian oligarchy is reported to intend
sending its chief, the Shah Doie, to Washington
to lobby lor annexation, for coolie labor, for
separate laws not to be operative outside the islands,
for the payment of the debts of his oligarchy, amount
ing to $4,000,000, by the American taxpayers, for $19
a ton protection on raw sugar which will transfer
nearly $6,000,000 a year from the pockets of Ameri
can taxpayers to those of the island planters who hire
coolie labor and pay Dole's expenses.
It is expected in Honolulu that the Shah's appear
ance here will light the welkin with the coruscations
of enthusiasm which mil follow his progress to the
Potomac on his errand to instruct the Congress of
the United States in its duty. It is given out that he
comes for the good of this country, which reminds us
of the royal procession which followed the landing in
London of George I. That princely Brunswicker
could not speak English. In his train were a number
of adipose Duchesses of uncertain relations to the
court, one of whom was accomplished to the extent of
a few words of the language of the country. At sight
of the foreign looking outfit London temper broke
out in the form of various remarks uncomplimentary
to the new royalty. The accomplished Duchess at
tempted to set matters right by crying out:
"Shentlemens, don't pc so mat. We come for all
"Yes, and for our chattels, too, you," was
yelled back from the mob. ,
Shah Dole seems to be out for chattels, and the
American taxpayer and wage earner is not just now
enthusiastic over a promoter of higher taxes and
He comes as President of the Hawaiian republic,
we are told. When was he elected? How many votes
did he get? Were there other candidates? Will he
explain the method of electing Presidents in his re
public? Did the people elect a majority of the Con
stitutional Convention of Hawaii? Why has the num
ber of electors decreased from 14.000 to 2800? Does
a man in order to vote have to swear alle
giance to the constitution? Does not the
constitution provide for annexation to the
United States, and therefore does not every man who
swears to support it take an oath to support annexa
tion? Does not this prove that out of a population of
more than 100.000 there are only 2800 in favor of an
nexation, for only that number take the constitutional
Is Hawaii, then, a republic, resting on the consent
of the governed, or is it an oligarchy, sustained by an
armed force and maintained by the presence of an
This farcical Dole is no more President of a repub
lic than is Mir Mahmud of Beloochistan or his many
wived Excellency, Sidi Ali of Tunis.
Mr. Dole is not a promoter of republican institu
tions. He i^ out for "the stuff."' He goes to Wash
ington as a Colonel Mazuma, and his appearance here
on such an errand is a scandal that should be re
sented. Members of his oligarchy have preceded him
and have worked for months unsuccessfully to rob
American taxpayers of their money and the Hawaii*
ans of their country. Their presence here on such an
tiir.nd has been an insult to our people, and self
icspecting members of Congress i-hould resent it.
HOSPITAL AND ZOO.
IT is reported that at the meeting of the Board of
Supervisors on Monday Dr. Rottanzi will intro
duce a resolution providing for the construction
of a new County Hospital upon the Almshonse tract.
The resolution, according to the synopsis which has
beep given to the public, may be said to kill two birds
with one stone. It puts a quietus upon the Mission
zoo job by proposing to convert the present hospital
tract into a park and at the same time provides for
the erection, as already stated, of a new County Hos
pital — an improvement that has long been needed.
The tract at Twenty-sixth street comprises about
ten acres. It is not very well situated for a park, but
for a monkey garden it possesses distinct merit. It is
located at the foot of a bluff and is bounded on three
sides by civilization. With proper improvements,
therefore, the smell inseparable from a zoo could prob
abiy be confined during any but very warm weather.
The tract possesses another merit. It can be turned
into a zoo or a park without much expense. The
Supervisors may close the cross streets r.r.d the land
thus acquired will cost nothing. This, of course,
would cause dissatisfaction among the real estate men
who have Mission park sites for sale, but their in
terests need not be considered by the Supervisors.
The project of constructing a new County Hospital
upon the Almshouse tract is one that ought to be en
couraged. The present hospital has been a disgrace
to the city for over ten years. At tly; time it was con
ceived there was no intention that it should be any
thing more than a temporary affair. Its builders an
ticipated that long ere this it would be a thing of the
past. But from year to year it has been sustained
with repairs until it is now in very much the same
situation as the one-horse shay was said to have been
shortly before its collapse. It will be remembered
that that famous vehicle ran until the last moment.
Then its mainspring broke and it fell into a thousand
It has been said that the sick poor of San Francisco
are treated worse at the County Hospital than the
city's prisoners are treated at the county jails. This
is a hard thing to say, but it is probably true. Even
tl the doctors at the Twenty-sixth street institution
were not political doctors, and even if the nurses and
attendants were not politicians, it would be impos
sible to get anything in the shape of decent service
out of the building. That structure never was much
more than a barn. It is now saturated with disease
germs and is a disgrace to the city. We think the Su
pervisors should give Dr. Rottanzi's resolution the
most serious attention.
CafTery opposes the immigration bill now before
the Senate. The gentleman hails from the State in
which eleven foreigners were lynched one night with
in the memory of living children. Would not the re
strictive plan of regulating the character of the popu
lation be better than that of letting everybody in and
.then killing the undesirable? Or perhaps Senator
Caffery wants his constituents to have a little diver
tisement occasionally, although it is really more fun
to hunt possums than aliens who may have to be paid
France may put Zola in jail, but even there he
wouid go right on constructing novel*. On the whole
not much would be gained. And. anyhow, there are
other people over there who seem more adapted, by
moral qualities, to prison life.
Perhaps the new primary law is not perfect, hut
there is said to be something about it rendering diffi
cult the O'Donnell feat of climbing on the ticket So
to a certain extent the people are sure to rise up and
call the law blessed.
THE SAN rKAXCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1898.
IZIjOR several days The Call has had something to
say concerning the jutebag business as con
ducted by the Prison Directors, and has, as
must have been evident to the reader, not fully co
incided with the views of that body. There is a law
supposed to govern the transactions of the directors,
and the calmness with which they habitually ignored
it demanded a protest. This law was designed to
protect the farmer. Its evident purpose was to pre
vent the middleman from speculation in the products
of the mill at San Quentin. Yet the Prison Direct
ors have been systematically playing into the hands
of the middlemen. They have fixed the price so as
to accommodate the middleman, the money-loaner,
and to keep the farmer from participating in the
benefits. Of course they appear to be indignant.
They have been caught.
There can be no defense of the practice of ar
bitrarily fixing the price of grainbags when the
statutory provision is that this price shall be a cer
tain sum in addition to the absolute cost. There cer
tainly can be no defense of the way members of the
board had of letting friends kno*' when the price
was about to be raised so as to enable them "to get
in on the ground floor." If De Pue and his asso
ciates choose to be aggrieved these columns are
open to any explanation they may wish to make.
The method has been particularly unfair to the
farmer. It has forced him to make affidavits not
strictly in accord with facts. When the farmer
needed, say, iooo bags and had not the money to se
cure them he has been obliged to go to the middle
man. From the middleman he got the necessary
financial assistance. All he had to <Jo was to swear
that he needed 5000 or 10.000 baps. Then out of the
goodness of his heart the middleman would make
an advance sufficient to secure the amount asked.
He would keep all but the small supply the farmer
really needed, make the farmer pay freight on the
entire lot. and then sell the balance at an advanced
price, this being made possible by the board, who
never failed to keep the middleman posted as to the
extent to which the price was to jump and the time
of jumping. For the great orders received from
speculators there is absolutely no warrant in law.
In fact, the method used in ordering made a mock
ery of the statutory provision supposed to cover the
matter, and, honestly administered, entirely com
petent to cover it. The fact seems to be" that the
Prison Directors have made no effort to abide by
the law, that they have favored their friends, sold in
large quantities to speculators who had no right to
purchase, and have, in a word, set aside all legal re
strictions tending to govern their acts. Against the
mass of evidence they can hardly present more than
an apo'ogy and a declaration of intent to throw
themselves upon the mercy of the public. They do
not seem to have been guilty of wanton corruption,
but they have been careless. Perhaps without mean
ing to do so they have assumed a position superior
to the law, and the time has arrived for them to
THE IMMIGRATION QUESTION.
DEBATE in the Senate on the Immigration re
striction bill progresses with a degree of de
liberation which threatens to postpone a vote
to a date so far distant that thousands of unworthy
immigrants may obtain acce>< to the country before
the desired educational rest i is imposed.
On Tuesday Senator Fairhild made a speech in
favor of the measure, and after he closed the Senate
turned to other business. On Thursday Senator Caf
fery obtained recognition to speak against the bill
and then once more the Senate turned to other busi
ness. The measure, in fact, is being treated as a sort
of sandwich to other measures and is brought out
only on occasions when there is an idle hour or so
in the Senate chamber.
Beneficial as the proposed restriction will be to all
parts of the Union and universally popular as it is, it
vv ill not be passed without the employment of con
siderable vigor on the part of its advocates. There is
a strong opposition to } >c overcome. Senator Caf
u-ry does not stand alone in his fight against the bill.
He will have plenty of allies to assist in defeating it
if possible, and he and they will leave no parliament
ary stone unturned in their efforts to accomplish that
The source of the opposition is to be found in the
great steamship companies which make large profits
out of the immigrant traffic. These companies are
not going to lose the lucrative trade of importing im
migrants if they can help it. and are actively engaged
in the task of bringing pressure to bear upon Con
gress in their intercut.
It will be remembered that last winter it was made
known that foreign steamship companies were "per
niciously active" in their efforts to defeat the bill.
H. Claussenius & Co., general Western agents of the
North German Lloyd Steamship Company, sent a
telegram to F. W. A. Pope of Milbank, South Da
kota, as follows: "Immigration bill comes up in the
House Wednesday; wire your Congressman, our ex
pense, protesting against proposed exclusion and re
questing bill be defeated, informing him that vote in
favor means defeat at next election."
In an interview with the Chicago Times-Herald Mr.
Claussenius stated he had sent similar telegrams to
over 200 persons. This open interference of foreign
companies with American legislation aroused indigna
tion at the time and helped to defeat the object it was
intended to serve.
No such telegrams will be sent out this winter, nor
will there be any other public manifestation of foreign
interest in the affair. Nevertheless, the foreign oppo
sition will find a way to make itself felt. It is, there
fore, timely to recall the Clatisscnius telegram. The
people should be on guard. Demands for a speedy
passage of the bill should be sent to Congress from
all parts of the country. The new restrictive meas
ure should be enacted in time to head off the rush of
illiterate immigrants this summer.
The slayer of Actor Terriss is now in prison, to re
nir.in "at the Queen's pleasure." The prisoner is in
for life and he might as well make up his mind to it.
1 o be kept from hanging by the plea of insanity in
England does not mean the privilege of roaming un
trammeled and occasionally killing a man just to
show that the insanity is in good working order.
Not a day passes without the record of at least one
man swindled out of all his money by some game so
old, so overworked and so familiar as to make the
possibility of using it a marvel. How the victims re
frain from blowing out the gas long enough to give
the bunko man a chance is a source of constant won
The Victoria (B. C.) Times gives scant evidence of
being a newspaper, but it fairly bulges with informa
tion as to how other papers should be conducted.
It is as well to be frank. The congratulations sent
by Forakcr to Hanna were hollower than a drum.
THE COT OUT OF THE BAG.
PLAGIARISM IN THE POLICE COURTS.
"I am very clad," said Judge Campbell, thoughtfully stroking his eel 2
brated beard, "that the newspapers are taking this matter up. It's posi
tively the IwMoit. crudest piece of work I ever saw. If a man hasn't mere
of originality than to deliberately copy so well known a style as mine, he's
not fit to preside over a police court. That's all there Is to it.
"If the copy was a good one, now, or even fairly correct, I wouldn't mind
so much. But the sort of facetiae that Low and Joachimsen are getting off
these days is enough to make even a Judge swear. I'm told— mind. I don't
know how true it is— that these two Police Judges, disguised as reporters,
have spent day after day in my court studying closely my manner, my style
of repartee and the various degrees of wit that fit different occasion;). If
this is true, it only shows the stupidity of my facetious rivals, for their
efforts are enough to disgust one forever with police court wit.
"That's the worst of this sort of thing. Whenever an artist originates
anything there will always be a horde of imitators. They not only Jail in
their efforts in duplicating the style of the genius; they also spoil the
public's taste for the real article— and— and then 'where am I at?' "
"The unfortunate thing is that a style of witticism is so intamjible a
thing that it's hard to get it patented," said the sympathetic interviswer.
"That's exactly it." exclaimed the Judge. "But the injury's not intan
gible, I assure you. Suppose Low or Joachimsen is starred by the news
paper that's fighting me. Of course, you and I know that neither of 'em can
say a funny thing, no matter how hard they try, but the inartistic masses
are likely to take these two frauds on the paper's say so, and the conse
quences are that my courtroom will be deserted. A pretty country school
ma'am comes to town for entertainment. Where does she go? Naturally to
Low or Joachimsen. Reporters in search of stories '11 move further down
the corridor. My reputation us chief jester will suffer, and the cro .yds who
laugh now at my jokes will question whether there's anything funny in
them. I know," continued the Judge, his voice trembling with sincere emo
tion, "that there will always be a select circle to appreciate true merit, but
the masses laugh because they have been told things are funny, not because
they appreciate real humor. And, incidentally, it isn't the select circle that
elects Police Judges.
"Look at this, now." The Judge drew out a morning paper folded so as
to show an article on Judges Low and Joachimsen.
"Just glance over this jeu desprit of Lows about the Chinaman who went
to the Klondike. Did you ever read anything so bad? Here's the patrol
man's own joke about its being as easy to wash gold as clothes, and Low
hasn't any more originality than to follow up with that weak old chestnut
about the story being unlike the client. It won't wash!" repeated Judge
Campbell with fine disgust. "There's wit for you! There's brilliancy!
"Why, Low told a friend of mine that he learned his style when he was
police reporter and used to haunt my court. If that isn't adding insult to
injury! It's enough to make a man go to law. I wonder if I couldn't ask
for ;in injunction forbidding Low to Joke; or if that couldn't be done, for
bidding him from lowering the standard of my court by his pretense of
having a diploma from me?
"And this thing of Joaehimsen's! Why. any clown could tell him that
the obvious joke about Sousa and a march was to be avoided. Why, do you
know I actually contemplated when I read that changing my style alto
gether. If this thing goes on I'll be driven to a wholly different role. To be
classed with those two funereal jesters is more than a man with my reputa
tion can bear.
"Say. 11l tell you something in confidence. Mind, it's not for publication.
Wfll. all right. Now, it's a fact that Low has copies of everything that was
ever printed about me, and he pores over the things that I have said, study
ing them over and over again till he knows them by rote. Well," the Judge
laughed scornfully, "now, as to Joachimsen. Graham told me"— here the
Judge's voice sank to a shocked whisper— "his own prosecuting attorney told
me that Joachimsen insists upon Graham's learning a sort of prearranged
dialogue, so that his cues may lead up to Joachimsen's opportunity. It's a
fact! I got it straight! Now, what do you think of that for a man who pre
tends to run his court as a spontaneous sideshow?
"However, as I said. I'm glad the newspapers are taking this thing up.
Tf those spurious Campbells, those police court pretenders are not ashamed
to continue their flagrant plagiarism in the face of public disapproval, why
I've got to do one of two things— out-Campbell thtm or reform and in my
old age become dull and respectable."
His Honor mounted the bench, spat with elegance and precision into the
very center of the nearest cuspidor, rapped upon his desk, and the curtain
rose upon the only bona-fide police court farce in town.
T>. B. Hodgson, the president of the
Guatemala Railway, is in the city for a
short stay. Yesterday he called on Gen
pral Manager Knittschnitt at the latter's
office in the Southern Pacific building.
A. I>vinsky, a prominent attorney of
Stockton, la at the Grand.
David Starr Jordan has come up from
Stanford, and is at the Occidental.
C. K. Tinkhnm, manager of the Sierra
Mill and Lumber Company of Chi'O, »s
a guest at the Grand.
W. F. Miller, a leading attorney of
Portland, Or., is in the city with his
briil.-. on their wedding tour. They are
staying at the Palace.
H. B. Clawson. the Mormon Bishop of
Salt Lake, la at the Baldwin.
K. T. Benson, general auditor of the
Oregon Navigation Company, is in the
city, accompanied by his wife. They are
staying at the California.
Colonel W. Forsyth has returned from
his visit to the East, and is at the Occi
dental, on his way to his home in Fresno.
General M. W. Muller, commander of
the Third Brigade, N. O. C. is registered
at the California from Fresno.
E. W. Hale of the large Sacramento
house of Hale Brothers & Co. is at the
H. W. Patton. one of the leading poli
ticians of Los Angeles, is staying at the
F. Burtlen, a contractor of Livermore,
is at the Grand.
V. A. McCully, U. S. N., is registered
at the California.
G. \V. Huddelson, a wealthy resident
of Chicago, who has large mining inter
ests in Arizona, is at the Palace.
Mr. and Mr?. Lee Gray have come up
from Fresno are at the Occidental.
A. H. Denny of Denny. Barr & Co., the
big Etna firm, is at the Grand.
Lieutenant F. H. Lefavor is at the
Occidental from Mare Island.
Tt is not an un
common thing for
' panics to have
apents ahead of
' their enterprise.
one seven days
ahead and the other three; but it re
m;iin«-<l for Kd W. Dunn, agent for Rich
.v Harris' Courted Into Court Company,
to arrive in Pan Francisco with twenty
fivo avaunt couriers as his assistants.
Dunn conceived this scheme quite a num
ber of weeks ago. formulated it in Den
ver, perfected it In Salt Lake and carried
it out on the Oakland ferry upon his ar
rival, much to the astonishment of the
passengers on the Newark, which hap
pened to bo the vessel which carried him
The boat had hardly left its Oakland
slip when Mr. Dunn quietly opened his
traveling case and, extracting twenty
five silk pennants with the name of his
attraction thereon, printed in a vermilion
hue, proceeded to tie them to twenty-
Jive crusts of bread which he had pre
pycfl, and. making his way to the stern
of the steamer, quietly tossed one in the
air in the midst of a bunch of seagull*.
There was a whirl and a dive as the bird
nailed the bread, and away went agent
No. l, with a sak pennant hanging from
his beak. The other twenty-four were
disposed of in rapid succession, and the
novel sight of twenty-five of those birds
circling in midair with silk banners at
tached to their bills is said to have been
a sight certainly never before wit]
by overland passengers, one of whom was
beard to jvin.uk, "Advance agents ure
Not long ago,
as S. E Hamil
ton -was standing
behind his coun
ter in the office
of the Chicago
em, he was ap
proached by a peculiarly attired couple,
who. after informing him of the fart that
they were engaged In religious work, and
assuring him that any favor granted
them would be duly remembered by the
Lord, demanded free transportation back
to their home in one of the little towns of
the interior of the State.
They were both green enough to do for
a St. Patrick's day banner; but while the
man was modest and unassuming, the
woman was one of those who wish to
appear to know it a!l.
Mr. Hamilton told them that as he
himself was afollower of Buddha it would
be impossible for him to grant what they
wished, but he would advise them how
"The richest man In the railroad busi
ness," said Mr. Hamilton, "is John Gill,
who has &000 in the bank; but I would not
advise you to go to him. as he recently
sustained heavy losses through his pas
sion for gambling.
"Go down to the Central Pacific, and
there you will find my friend Billy Vice,
who is a leader in local church work, and
I am sure your modest request will be at
once complied with."
The couple went to see Vice, and ac
quainted him with their desire, telling
him who sent them.
"There is a strict law against giving
away passes," said Mr. Vice, "but if you
will let me sell you the tickets I will
make you a present of a dozen cabinet
photos taken by this camera (pointing to
the phone), which I have for this par
The couple sat down, while Billy turned
the bell crank, and, after giving him the
address to which they wished to have the
proofs sent, purchased their tickets and
J. Buvkless and Mrs. S. J. Hill, two
tourists from Mississippi, are at the
George W. Lawrence, a -wen-known
resident of Los Angeles, is a guest at the
J. F. Condon, one of the leading mer
chants of Verdi, New, is staying at the
E. W. Runyon. a heavy banker of Red
Bluff, is at the Palace with his wife.
Orlander Jones, a well-known dub and
sporting man of New York, is at the Pal
ace, accompanied by L. V. Bell, the fam
M. M. Looram, one of the heaviest bet
tors that follow the ponies, is registered
at the Palace from New York.
W. B. Jones, the Boston excursion
agent, and W. A. Farrish. a wealthy min
ing man of Denver, are at the Palace.
Robert Watt (first vice-presidents, W.
B. Storey (engineer) and Secretary Alex
ander Mackie of the Valley road went
over the line yesterday on a tour of in
R. Tyther, formerly of Xapa. is sick
with pneumonia at the Windsor Hotel.
lands of the
State are com
mencing to come
to the front.
has lately been
visited by a num
ber of representatives of large Eastern
C&pUaUstfl seeking investments in that
direction. They say that the forests of
the East are about plnyed out, every
thing that can be of much value commer
cially has been cut, and now the lumber
men have about got down to hooppoles,
and timber with a four-inch square of
working material la eagerly seized upon.
A number of gentlemen have been out
here lately with first-class credentials to
show that they had the money to back
them, but were deterred by the fear of
storms from going into the mountains
to see the timber properties that were
offered them. They have returned East,
but will again visit the coast as soon as
the advancement of the season makes a
prolonged trip to the mountains pool
ble. Among the offers made to these
agents was one of 45,000 acres in Tuoi
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.-L. Weil of San
Francisco is at the Hotel Manhattan. A.
A. Son of San Francisco is at the Nether
land Hotel and J. Steinberger of San
Francisco is at the Hotel Imperial.
CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON*. Jan. 14.— Mrs. Hatch,
wifo of the Hawaiian Minister, has re
turned from California and is at the Ar
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
Erotics in woman is only an excuse for
All iove is about the same thing, and
all BO«p tastes alike.
Yen ian always tell when you pass a
dentist in the street by the inquiring way
he looks at your teeth.
It's a wise woman tliat can tell a man's
character by his necktie and a wiser one
that tan tell a woman's at all.
A man spends his time trying- to get
everything- ho wants and a woman spends
her time trying to want everything she
THE BREEZES EXPLAIN.
Sharply the afternoon breezes
Came with an unwonted pait,
Heedless of coughs and of sneeze*.
Rattling the house 3 and treezes,
In a style to make us cuss fate. i
"What Is it keeps you so merry?"
I asked with desire to know.
"Your conduct is impolite, v
Each nose is as red as a cherry.
And each has a yearning ;
"■Why swirl you so blithely the pap»r?
Why raise such a racket and dust?
Why cut up dido and caper?
You"" re only 8 pestilent vapor.
Yet act like a fiend on a bust."
Pausing the breezes made an
•' "Tis true, we harrow the sou;.
But have a good reason to prance, sh.
To cavort and bellow and dar.ee. Fir.
For haven't -rtm heard about Dole!
"We're toM he is coming this way, sir.
Bringing his whiskers along:
That's why we're Jolly and Bay, sir.
Among those whiskers we'll play. sir.
We're in training now to get strong.
NOTES ABOUT NOTABLES.
The new British peerage just issued
shows that no less than 530 new names
have been added during the past jubilee
year as privy councilors, peers. baronet 3
and knights of the various orders of chiv
Miss Hamilton. M.T">.. the El
doctor at the court of the Am
Afghanistan, says that a few <«f the chief
ladies in Cabul can read and write
hardly a single one outside the capital
can do so.
The Rev. D. Anderson, a negro preach
er in Georgia, has cr asation by
a defense of lynching, which he contends
is sometimes Justifiable. Some p
of his own color have threatened to try
it on him.
The British lio.^istr.ir-Gcneral. Dr.
Totham. has issued a supplement
port showing the influence of occup
upon male mortality. The clergy had the
healthiest lives. .-md after them came in
turn lawyers, doctors and farmers.
Dr. Sanarelli has delivered a lecture in
Montevideo, in which he Btated that h.
had discovered a serum which proved
effective against yellow fever in the
animals he exp>>rirront'"d with, and that
it will probably cure the same disease In
A marble memorial tablet to Beethoven
has been put up by a committee of
musical people in one of his favorito
haunts at the Helem^nthal in I
where he spent much time in Is--;I s -- ;
US. A Vienna sculptor is at work on a
relief of the composer, which will
the stone, and the unveiling is expected
to take place next spring.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Mrs. Greene— They say that your hus
band is awfully sweet on Miss Gray.
Don't you hate her?
Mrs. Brown— On tho contrary, I condole
with her.— Boston Transcript.
Adelbert— l cawn't say that I'm feeling
nachuwal this eve; I've got a beastly cold
in my head, don'tyerknow?
Geraldine— Never mind. Addy. Don't
grumble. Even if It'a only a cold, it's
something.— Richmond Dispatch.
Tramp — Is there anything around hpre
that a poor man could do to earn a meal
Lady— Yes. Step back this
Tramp— All risht. then, I haven't time
to stop.— Cleveland Lea 'lt r.
"I'm very much afraid Miss Passeigh i 3
in love," said one young won-,
"I"m sure she doesn't say anything to
lead one to think so." replied the oth.T.
. But I found her just now with \
pencil and paper figuring for dear life to
see whether 4 goes in: i 1898 without leav
ing- a fraction."— Washington Star.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
ITS VALUE— E. H., City. Five dollar
pieces of 1842 may be obtained from
dealers at from $7 50 to $S. but there is,
no premium offered. j
NEWSPAPER POSTAGE-E. 8.. Tay
lor, Shasta County, Cal.— The posta
transient papers is 1 cent fur each four
ounces or fraction thereof.
CHIQUITA-Reader. Oakland. Cal. Chi
quita is Spanish, is feminine and means
very small. It is pronounced as if
written, "tche-kee-tah." The ma>culin«
MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND— M. M .
City. Miss Frances Folsom, who n
Grover Cleveland, was born July i'
in Buffalo. N. Y. She was married to
Mr. Cleveland June 2, 1886.
THE NATIONAL RECORDER— M. Q .
City. According to the latest I
newspaper directoryof the T'nited States
July, 1897, the National Recorder
still published in Washington. D. C.
HYDROPHOBIA— J. W.. City. The
reason that a dog attacked with hydro
phobia is killed is to prevent it
biting any one who mi;rht be in it
There is no law in this State on that
GOLDENSOX'S AGE— A. S.. City. Al
exander Goldenson. who was hanged in
San Francisco September 14. 1888, for the
murder of Mami<> Kelly, was. at the
time of his death, agt_d _ .md >i
HOMES FOR AGED— E. A. and Miss
G. H.. City. The following are i
the homes for aged people: Hi « Uom*
for Aged and
street; Home for Aged and Infirm F» -
males, Rincon place, near Si "
Hospital; Old People's Ban
Francisco (Crocker's < >i<l People's H
Pine and Pierce streets; Lick old i.
Home, University Mound Tra< I
tenheim, Fruitvale, .\; : ■mty;
Protestani Episcopal <>id Ladies' I
Golden Qate avenue, bet*
and Masonic avenue. For further Infor
mation communications should be ud
dressed to the mat h.
Townsend's Peanut Taffy; best in worlciy*
Cream-mixed Candies, 25c fb.To wnsend's"
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Extra strong broken llorehound Candy,
15c Ib. Towns, is. •;.: Market, Palace bid.*
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business houses and public men by tha
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's;, 810 Mont
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"So you have decided that you cannot
••Not exactly. I said I did not think I
could ever learn to love, him."— Brooklyn
No well regulated household should be with
out I>H. T. G. B. SiEGEiix A Bom Angostuua
iiiiTtus. Unequalled as an appetir ins tonic.
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Ann tends to kill the hair and tarn it gray.
Parker's Hair Balsam renews color md life.
His in BCO»TH| Dm best cure lor corns. 15 cts.
— — . ■«■ .
"Bhowns BnoxcniAL TKOCHBS" are un
equaled for clearing the voice. Public speakers
and sniffers the world over use them.
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Mistress — you call this sponge cake?
Why. it's as hard as it can be.
New Cook— Ye3, mum; that's the -way
a sponge is before it's wet. Soak it in
you tea, mum.— Boston Traveler.
Did you ewer
made with Roy at
Baking Powder 9