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SATURDAY JUNE 11, 1808
JOHN P. SPRE:CK£LS, Proprietor.
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BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay,
open until 9:20 o'clocK- 287 Hayes street, «Den until
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o'clock- 615 LarKln street, open until 9:30 o'clocK
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Columbia— " The New Dominion,"
Baldwin-" The Passion Play.'
Alcazar— "The Master of Ceremonies."
Morosco'B— 'The Cotton Kin*
Tlvoll— "An American Hero."
The Chutes— Zoo, Vaudeville and Cannon, the 613-pound Man
• Olympla— Corner Mason and Eddy streets, Specialties.
Sutro Bathe— Swimming:,
El Campo— Music dancinjr. boating, fishing , every Sunday.
Press Clnb— Sale of sketches for the benefit of the Bed Cro; s
Society, to-day, June 11. from 2 to 5 and 8 to 11 P. M.
Kecreation Park — Baseball this afternoon.
Coursing- — Inglcslde Coursing- Park. I
Coursing— At Union Coursinsr Park.
Excursion to Los Gat os— Friday, June IT.
By Frank W. Buttertie.d This dsy, June 11. Safes, Scales
and Tools, at 102 Clay 6treet, at 11 o cJocK.
(I HOT TIME IN SAUSALITO.
DRIVEN from San Francisco and forced to
abandon an attempt to establish themselves in
San Mateo County, the pool-sellers are con
gregating at Sausalito in such numbers it is doubt
ful if the town can hold them all. Rivalries and jeal
ousies are reported to have broken out among them,
and a battle is imminent for the possession of the
field. The former monopoly of the traffic is at bay
against the new comers and a hot time is expected.
That such a contest should be waged in Sausalito
is not to her credit, nor is it to the interest of her
people. Among the localities around San Francisco
none has greater natural attractions than Sausalito,
none could with better reason expect to become the
suburban home of the wealth and culture of the
metropolis. All such expectations, however, will be in
vain if the town falls under the domination of the
gambling element and becomes the established resort
of pool-sellers and their prey.
The evils of the pool-selling traffic have been re
peatedly exposed by The. Call. They include tempta
tions which in too many cases lead women, young
men and even school-children to gamble. From the
time the gambling mania is once fixed upon the mind
the downward course is rapid. The inveterate player of
the races soon begins to resort to all manner of tricks
to obtain money for the game, and not infrequently
becomes a betrayer of trust, a forger and a thief. All
this is well known. It will not be any different in
Sausalito from what it has been elsewhere, and it be
hooves the people of that community to weigh well
the consequences of permitting the open running of
poolrooms in their town.
It may cause a hot time in Sausalito to drive the
pool-sellers out as was done in San Mateo, but Sausa
lito will have a hotter time if she does not. Instead
of becoming the home of some of the better elements
of the people of the city she will become the resort
of the worst. Her boys and girls will grow up sub
ject to evil influences, her young men will be con
tinually enticed to betray the trust of their employers,
and scandals and crimes will become common things
in her local history.
Good examples have been set for Sausalito to profit
by in this regard. A short time ago, under the in
fluence of a crusade begun and vigorously carried on
by The Call, the authorities of Ynlo suppressed a gang
of gamblers who, driven out from Sacramento, had
made their headquarters on the Yolo side of the
river. Recently San Mateo, profiting by the exposure
of the pool-selling evil made in The Call, drove the
illicit traffic out of that county. In San Francisco it
self the traffic, according to reports made to the Mer
chants' Association by Chief of Police Lees, has been
suppressed. Now it is the turn of Sausalito to act.
Captain Aaruus of a German steamer now at Phil
adelphia will pay $5000 fine for wanton violation of
maritime laws. As he is the same truculent indi
vidual who loudly proclaimed a wish that the Span
ish mieht triumph, he has been guilty of more of
fenses than the one mentioned. He ought to be
kicked as well as fined.
Announcement is made officially for the second
time that the Queen Regent has not been interviewed.
The only claim that she had been came from the yel
low journal which printed the stuff alleged to have
been said by her, and as nobody for an instant be
lieevd it, the utility of these denials does not appear.
While Chief Lees proclaims that he will continue
in office he should remember that he !s only a minor
ity in the Police Commission. He will either be
obliged to hypnotize his associates or follow the
It is a strange circumstance that the appropriation
for care of the streets should have been exhausted in
eleven months and ?o few indications of this lavish
expenditure be visible.
The same "patriotic" spirit which has tried so hard
to stir up revolt among the soldiers is now engaged
in an effort to create a row among the higher officials
of the army.
That Dubosc, the Spanish spy, should have been
put in a Canadian jail was proper. But his getting
out so soon may almost be regarded as an impro
The ferry building is almost complete, and not a
man connected with the construction has been in
dicted. Here is a triumph, but not exactly of justice.
Mr. Huntington js not always consistent. He now
thinks the war will be a good thing, whereas he for
a time showed a tendency to be a peace party.
But even if Dickinson have no National Guard to
command, he can hang his uniform coit on a
stretcher and view it with joy. j
fl BARBARIC YAWP.
NEVER since the day when good old Walt Whit
man invented the phrase has there been in the
United States Senate a wilder illustration of a
"barbaric yawp" than the speech made by Senator
Tom Carter on the report of a bill granting American
registry to certain steamers needed by the Government
for use as transports. Mr. Carter did not discuss the
bill itself. He had learned that a steamer, the Cen
tennial, hailing from Puget Sound, had been rejected
by United States officers at this port, and that fact
was the theme of his raucous roar.
The Senator began by declaring he knew nothing
of the Centennial, and then went on to say she had
a first class clearance from Vancouver and had for
merly been used as a transport in the Japanese ser
vice and afterward as a hospital ship by the same
Government. From a man who knew nothing of the
vessel that much information concerning her was re
markable, but not so remarkable as the conclusion he
drew from it. She was a transport ship In the service
of Japan years ago, the Senator argued, so why com
plain of her now as a transport ship for us? Just so
a country landlord is reported to have once rebuked
a traveler for complaining that a towel was dirty by
assuring him "there have been fifty men wiped on that
towel and you are the first to say it isn't clean."
Knowing nothing of the subject, according to his
own confession, Senator Carter maintained that the
rejection of the Centennial had been procured by cer
tain shipping interests in San Francisco in order that
the owners of those interests might hold up the Gov
ernment and extort from its needs high rates for ships
furnished for transport purposes. A charge of that
kind, made without a single scintilla of evidence on
which to rest it, can be fitly characterized only as a
lie. One does not like to use that word with reference
to a United States Senator, but that is the only proper
one in this connection.
Since the Alaskan rush began last summer the
people of this coast have had fearful warnings of the
danger of sending untrustworthy ships to sea. In this
port we have had the tragedy of the Almy almost
within the Golden Gate, and between this point and
Juneau many a wreck has occurred to emphasize the
truth that an old hulk is not to be trusted on the deep
sea simply because in years gone by she was a stanch
good ship and made voyages half round the world.
The rejection of the Centennial was made for the
protection of the brave men who are to be carried by
the Government to the Philippines to uphold the flag
of the nation in war. To have sent troops to sea in an
unfit vessel would have been a crime as foul as trea
son and murder combined. That in itself furnished
sufficient reason for the rejection of any vessel whose
seaworthiness is at all doubtful. When Senator Car
ter, knowing nothing of the matter, sought for some
other explanation of the rejection and finding none
invented the theory that it had been done in the in
terests of the shipowners of San Francisco, he passed
the limits of fair debate and put himself in the cate
gory of those reckless and vindictive orators who
render their malice harmless by venting it without
any regard for veracity.
BOSSISM BOILED DOWN.
THE unrepresentative character of the committee
of one hundred appointed by the "whispering"
Boss McNab and his coadjutors in political
conspiracy to take charge of the Democratic party of
this city ought to appall the Democrats of the en
tire nation. If there is any one thing more than an
other for which Democracy stands it is the right of
"the people" to be represented in party committees
and party conventions. Yet here is a case in which
not only have the State bosses ignored the rank and
file of the party and the people in this city, but in
which they have fastened upon them an appointed
committee with full power to filch their political lib
erties from them. If the 'whispering" boss were
really a Democrat — which, being a Hessian, he is
not — he would stand aghast at the enormity of his
There are in this city eighteen Assembly Districts.
To create a county committee for either party of a
representative character it would be necessary to ap
portion it among them according to the vote cast at
the last election. In 1896 the Democrats carried nine
Assembly Districts and the Republicans nine. Seven
of the Democratic districts are south of Market
street, and therefore in order to be representative a
county committee of that party would have to be
elected or appointed mainly from among the Demo
crats of the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth,
Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Assem
The committee of one hundred appointed by Boss
McNab to rule the Democracy of San Francisco has
not only not been chosen from these Democratic
Assembly Districts — it has bee.n chosen from the Re
publican districts. Seventy-three of its members
come from regions which never return Democratic
legislators. Seventeen reside in the Fortieth Assem
bly District, which in 1896 gave 809 Republican ma
jority; eleven reside in the Thirty-ninth District,
which gave at the same time 571 Republican majority;
thirteen reside in the Thirty-seventh, which gave 160
Republican majority. Here is the way "Whispering"
Gavin has taken care of the party of which he claims
to be a member: Twenty-eighth District, 379 Demo
cratic majority, 1 representative; Twenty-ninth, 731
majority, 3 representatives; Thirtieth District, 540
majority, 2 representatives; Thirty-first District, 919
majority, 2 representatives; Thirty-second District,
405 majority, 1 representative, and so on.
One Democratic Assembly District only has been
properly recognized. We refer to the Forty-fifth.
This region gave 140 Democratic majority at the elec
tion in 1896. It has upon the committee of one hun
dred nine representatives. The good fortune of the
Forty-fifth is accounted for by the fact that Boss Mc-
Nab himself resides in it.
The interesting question in connection with the ap
pointment of the committee of one hundred is this:
Will the Democrats of San Francisco stand it? Boss
McNab's theory is apparent. All he wants of the or
ganization is to secure its right to a place on the offi
cial ballot. He will nominate his tools for office, call
them "Democrats," and with his newspaper organ
demand their election in the name of "reform." In
this way he hopes to get control of the local govern
ment. A more flagrant case of bossism has never
been developed in this city. It is enough to make
"Whispering" McNab's preceptor, the late Mr. Hig
gins, turn over in his grave.
Sampson's shells at Santiago are said to have been
worth half a million dollars, but they cost Spain so
much more than this that nobody minds the expense.
Since a price of $25,000 has been put on the head of
Aguinaldo it is likely the head that wears a crown
is not the only one to rest uneasy.
Something more than an expression of displeasure
ought to be visited upon any contractor who furnishes
the camps with tainted meat.
There is a natural tendency to despise a spy, unless
he is spying for our side
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1898.
Q MERICANS know one flag. This is the stars
/ \ and stripes, the sign of liberty and unity. There
are streamers of special significance afloat
over the ships of the navy, and some of the higher
officials of the Government have individual flags, but
for the people of this great country there is one
token of common brotherhood, one emblem, the
shadow of which is a protection to the humblest
upon whom its shadow falls. At sight of it the heart
beat quickens and there comes over the beholder an
impulse to defend the honor of the colors even at the
cost of life. So it is that the flag is floating above
far shores that had been alien, while brave men are
on the sea hastening to uphold it there where justice
has reared it. So it is that the men of the navy have
covered themselves with fame. The flag had been
assailed; they fought for it, and, unsullied, it catches
the tropic breeze.
It was June 14, 1777, Congress adopted a resolu
tion: "That the flag of the United States be thirteen
stripes, alternating red and white, and that the union
be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing
a new constellation."
And to-day such is the flag, except that the thir
teen stars have grown to be forty-five, and the little
collection of colonies is a giant nation. Next Tues
day will be the hundred and twenty-first anniversary
of the adoption of these colors. It could not fittingly
be permitted to pass without a demonstration such as
the country has never witnessed. On that day the
flag should be displayed from every housetop and
pole. It s-hould decorate the schools, the places of
business and the citizens themselves.
In this time of war feelings that ordinarily lie dor
mant have been aroused. Men and women are con
scious, gladly, of a thrill of love for their country, an
impulse to do something to show how they revere
the flag and all it represents. They shower favors on
the soldiers, willingly and eagerly, because the regard
for the soldiers going to battle for this flag is an ac
There is a quaint Oriental expression terming
America "the land of the beautiful flag." Such it is.
But the beauty of the token is not alone in its com
bination of hues. It is the beauty of an honored his
tory and a cause ever just; a beauty appealing to the
soul as to the eye. And on Tuesday next, when the
flag shall have reached the age of 121 years, now that
the sentiment of the country has been stirred to its
deeps, that men are dying and offering to die to
preserve it, there should be a demonstration, radiant,
tumultuous, splendid, widespread, to mark the event.
There cannot be too many flags on show. There
cannot be too great a wave of enthusiasm.
Her* Sy the Golden Gate which opens now to new
possibilities, the Golden Gate whence America
reaches out to the distant isles, through which the
armed strength of the republic pours to carry liberty
and civilization, it is meet that the demonstration be
grand in its unanimity and fervor. We are all pa
triots. We love the flag. Let us spread it to the
Western winds that day until the city shall be as an
army with banners, proclaiming the stars and stripes
its colors, and glorying to see them fly.
AFRESH political breeze blows from Oregon.
The Republicans of that State declared openly,
plainly and without reservation for the single
gold standard, retirement of greenbacks and sound
The Democracy, Populists and free silver Repub
licans fused, tight and fast, on free silver, unlimited
paper issued by the treasury, and the whole line of
fads in the Populist platform. The fusion programme
was a regular political bargain counter, intended to
attract customers with any kind of wheels in their
The result is the greatest Republican victory Ore
gon has had in many years, and the fusion forces are
scattered in ghastly and hopeless confusion.
The vote stands: Republican 35,648, fusion 28,078,
with a few small counties to hear from, which will
increase the Republican total much and the fusion
The Bryan Democracy in Oregon can now take its
bearings and see how much it has gained under the
leadership of Pennoyer, Miller and Burnett.
In 1888 Oregon gave Cleveland 26,519 votes, to
Harrison's 33,269. That was the last straight party
vote in the State. The natural increase in the Dem
ocratic vote should be about 4 per cent per annum,
or 10,607 votes in the ten years since 1888, and the
straight party vote should have been this year 37,026.
Therefore the fusion policy of Pennoyer has deprived
the party of its natural accretions and leaves it
weaker in fusion alliance than it would have been
Herein is a warning to Republicans. The history
of political fusion in the United States is that when
ever parties suppress or abandon their principles to
enter into such alliances the resulting fusion is finally
weaker than the original, straight party would have
been standing alone.
The best of party leadership is exhibited in stand
ing stiffly by principles and educating the people in
them until a majority comes to agree to them. Vic
tories waited for and won by that policy are won to
With the single exception of Mr. Cleveland's
twelve years' leadership and Mr. Tilden's brief
rule, the Democracy has had no principles that it
was not willing to abandon for the sake of a fusion
which promised office to a few of its self-seeking
I leaders. Beaten in 1888 on the free trade issue, Mr.
Cleveland compelled it to fight on the same line four
years later, and won. The party in power had not
the devotion to its own principles necessary to carry
them out, and a Democratic Congress failed so
j wretchedly in its tariff tinkering as to cause Mr. Cleve
j land to declare that the Wilson bill represented noth
ing but perfidy and dishonor. In 1890 the party sur
rendered the free trade issue, and in defiance of its
traditions took up fiat money.
Note now the difference between Republican stead
i fastness and Democratic weathercocking. The Re
publicans were beaten in 1800 and in 1892 on the pro
tection issue. There arose among them a school of
j cowards and opportunists, who sought alliance with
! Populism and free silver to make a substitute issue for
protection, which they desired to abandon. The party
I stood steadfast, however, and its fidelity to its prin
! ciples even in defeat caused the bolt at St. Louis and
the organization of the free silver Republican party,
which is looking around now for a sty and a swill
barrel, and seeks to fuse with the same elements that
have just had their quietus in Oregon.
Spain is said to believe the Philippines lost. Much
depends on the point of view. To many people
they seem just to have been found.
Let none of our boys be sent to sea in unseaworthy
ships. The occasion demands sacrifice, but not by the
California weather ought to be ashamed of itself.
It is acting as if subsidized by the Spanish.
UNDER ONE FLAG.
THE WORK OF FUSION.
BLUE AND THE GRAY.
MUSIC PLAYED ON THE BALTI
MORE AFTER DEWEY'S BATTLE.
ON the Ist day of May the American naval force at Manila completely
the Spanish fleet. On the following day the Baltimore and the
Raleigh went to the forts commanding the entrance to the bay and
demanded their surrender. The Spaniards surrendered those works.
The mechanical and deadly precision of the first day was succeeded by
the business-like demand for surrender on the second day. Nothing is more
characteristic of American seamen than their return on the third day to a
semblance of routine, the cool, brave, imperturbable Yankee! On May 3,
while the Spaniards were beside themselves with rage and excitement, the
Americans, at ease on board their trusty ships, had musical relaxation. The
band on the United States steamship Baltimore played from a programme
which was printed in colors on board ship, and which was headed by "Old
Glory." Among the selections was "The Blue and the Gray," token of the
ability of Americans both to fight and to forgive. The programme in use
on that occasion has just been received in this city in a letter addressed to
Mrs. M. A. Kelton, 714 Howard street, by her son Harry, who was one of
the brave crew of the Baltimore. The same music will be played at one- of
the concerts in Golden Gate Park for the historical interest attached. Be
low is a fac simile of the programme:
E. McGettigan of Vallejo is at the Russ.
S. W. Crabb of Oakville is at the Pal
W. H. Alford of Visalla Is at the Cali
A. Novell, a Guatemalan merchant, Is
at the Lick.
\Y. C. Aspinwall, Wahpeton, N. D., is
at the Buss.
George D. Eaton is stopping at the Cali
Dr. T. H. Huntingdon of Sacramento is
at the Grand.
J. B. Peakes of Santa Cruz is stopping
at the Palace.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mitchell of Los
Angeles are at the Palace.
Alexander W. McConnell of Kobe,
Japan, is a guest at the Occidental.
A story is told
manager of the
shows how genius
will sometimes lead a man into the slough
of error. Mr. Sproule has a reputation
for cleverness as a raconteur and as a
man of polite learning. His mind is of
that order which has a place both for
figures and for the artistic. One of those
things of which he is especially proud Is
his stupendous familiarity with the sym
bols of rank, political and social. No
matter how much of the alphabet is at
tached to the skirts of a name Mr.
Sproule is never at a loss in determining
the position of the owner in the world
of the bon ton. In the select coterie of
wits and bon vivants at the Bohemian
Club many a task of alphabet reading has
been performed by Mr. Sproule. But the
hardest task of the kind that he ever at
tempted was one afternoon not long ago
when a Mr. Murphy called on him at his
business office. The card brought to
the railroad magnate read: "Edward
Murphy, O. B. C." Who was Murphy,
and what was all "this alphabetical adorn
ment? "G. B. C." went through the
mind of the dilettante and no solution
was offered by the powers of reason or
the stores of a vast experience. All the
abbreviated titles of royalty were con
sidered and still no light. Exhausted by
the mental strain Mr. Sproule told the
office boy to show Mr. Murphy to his
office at once.
The first question launched at the vis
itor was: "What in the world does G. B.
C. stand for?" Murphy grew two inches,
and with a swelling chest and erect head
answered in a very dignified manner:
"Sir, that means graduate of business
college." The shock was too much for
the erudite Sproule and he succumbed at
the awful discovery. Mr. Murphy was
there for a position. He did not get it.
W. S. Cone of Red Bluff is in the city
on a vacation and is residing at the Pal
John M. Steele and S. A. Adams of the
United States navy are stopping at the
J. Levi and family and H. L,evl have
returned from a trip to Europe of a year's
duration and are residing at the Palace.
William A. Richards, Governor of Wy
oming, accompanied by J. D. Freeborn
and A. C. Richards, arrived last night and
is stopping at the Palace.
W. J. Calhoun of Illinois, W. A. Day of
Washington and Edward A. Mosely of
Washington, all members of the Inter
i »ta,te Commerce Commission, which baa
Just held a session at Portland, Oregon,
arrived in this city yesterday and are
stopping at the Palace.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, June 10.— A. Stern 19 at
the Savoy; John W. Rourke, San Fran
cisco, is at the Manhattan; W. C. Jur
gens of Berkeley is at the Hoffman; W.
Mackay of San Francisco is at the Ger
lacb; J. A. Robinson of San Francisco is
at the Imperial.
BETWEEN BUGLE CALLS.
"I understand," said the young: woman,
"that you speak Spanish like a native of
The linguist drew himself up haughtily
"Am I to understand that you desire to
Impugn my character for veracity?"—
"Mrs. Flighty made a terrible mistake
at her luncheon yesterday."
"What was it?"
"She had Malaga grapes."— Detroit Free
"Anti-monopolists!" echoed Fanner
Corntossel, who had been approached by
an agitator. " 'Course we are."
"But are you sure you carry your prin
ciples far enough?"
"We couldn't carry 'em no furder. Folks
aroun' here won't even play checkers any
more fur fear o' cornerln' somethln'."—
"Pennywiggle tells me that his wife
helped him to get out his last volume of
verses. I didn't know she was literary."
"She's not. All she did was to persuade
her father to stand the expense of the
publication."— lndianapolis Journal.
"Well, we'va got a cook at last that
just suits me."
"Bakes Just such biscuits aa your moth
er used to make, I suppose?"
"No; I can't eat the stuff she prepares
for us; I have to take my meals at the
restaurant. But my wife's folks have quit
boarding with us."— Chicago News.
TINKLES AND TICKLES.
"Did you ever love another before you
met me?" he inquired.
"Another what?" she asked.
Heroine— Heavens! I am undone I
Old lady (in the audience)— Come away
Si! I ain't a-goin' ter watch any disrobin"'
acts! — Puck.
The doctor would like to see you In
side." said the maid to the caller In the
reception room. "Not much!" said the
startled patient; "he can't try any X-ray
on me."— Yonkers Statesman.
Hewitt-That hotel '■■ clerk I Queered him
self last: night. r v
Jewett— How was that?
. Hewitt— A - lady he was calling upon
happened to say that her foot was asleep
and he absent-mindedly asked her what
time she would have it called.— Town Top
«= "Here you've been telling me all along,"
said the bright faced young wife, "what a
wonderful cook your mother was, and
now your Aunt Jane has just told me that
your 3 father was a - chronic dyspeptic."
ell, you see," the young husband mur
mured, with a deep sigh, "mother, learned
by practicing on father."— Cleveland Plain
OTJR FIVE WARS.
Making war has never been a business
with the American people. With a great
country to be opened, great industries to
be organized, and all the affairs of an ac
tive and ambitious people to be conduct
ed, we have had no time to waste. We
have not needed war to give our young
men occupation, nor the elder ones re
ward, nor have we been driven to amuse
and divert the people by fighting: our
neighbors. Yet in the 122 years of our ex
istence we have had five wars, each im
portant, each waged for different reasons
Dut all in some degree animated by one
And it is to be noted that each hag
found us unprepared; each has been de
nounced by a large section of the people,
and yet they have all been conducted with
a spirit and concert which finally made
them national, uniting the country in
some common purpose which was devel
oped or strengthened by the wars them
selves. — Philadelphia Public Ledger.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
SCHLEY— Several Subscribers. The
name of Commodore Schley is pronounced
as if written Schli, with the i long.
VASSAR COLLEGE— E., City. Vassar
College, N. V., was founded in 1861 by
Mathew Vassar, a wealthy brewer.
THAT HAWSER— S., Oakland. Cal. The
size of the hawser to be used in towing
the Monterey is twelve inches in circum
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY— W. H
8., City. The postoffice address of John
D. Long, Secretary of the Navy, is Wash
Ington, D. C.
JUDAS ISCARIOT— S. G., City. Tra
dition has it that Judas Iscarlot hanged
himself to a clersis of the genus natrr^i
order Leguimnosoe. It is also known a*
the bean tree. A3
MAINE AND MANILA-C. M. T. For
estville, Cal. The Maine was blown uq
February 15, 1898. and Dewey destroyed
the Spanish fleet at Manila on the Ist of
MICHIGAN TROOPS-C. X., San Lo
renzo, Cal. To ascertain where a certain
company of Michigan volunteers is located
at this time you will have to address a
communication to the office of the Secre
tary of War, Washington, D. C.
POPULAR AND ELECTORAL— R. W.
C, City. At the election for President in
1892 the popular vote for Cleveland was
5,556,918, and his electoral vote was 277
At the election in 1596 McKinley's popular
vote was 7,104,779, and his electoral vote
GERMANY AND RUSSIA-M. R. and
others. City. In the sentence, "Russia
and Germany are ruled by vigorous young
men, one of whom is known to be the
most ambitious, proud and dominating
ruler of his time," the ambitious, proud
aVid dominating ruler referred to Is the
Emperor of Germany.
THE LANGUAGES- W. R. Q., City. It
la Impossible to tell exactly how many
languages there are in the world, as there
are many who class dialects as languages
: and go so far as to include gibberishes.
The American Bible Society, which does
not make any pretense that it issues the
| Holy Book in every language, does print
j the whole or part thereof in 242 languages
THE WIFE'S PRAYER-S. W. G., City.
What is known as the "Wife's Prayer"
was first published quite a number of
years ago. It is in the following words:
Lord! bless and preserve the person whom
thou hast chosen to be my husband; let his
life be long and blessed, comfortable and holy,
and let me also become a greater blessing and
comfort unto him, a sharer in all his sorrows,
a meet helper in all the accidents and changes
In the world. Make me amiable forever in his
eyes, and forever dear to him. Unite his heart
to me in the dearest love and holiness, and
mine to him in all sweetness, charity and
compliance. Keep me from all ungentleness.
all discnntentedr.ess and unreasonableness of
passion and humor, and make me humble and
obedient, useful and observant, that we may
delight In each other according to thy blessed
word, and both of us may rejoice In thee, hav
ing our portion In the love and service o£ God,
THE MODOC WAR— S., City. The Mo
doc troubles date back to 1864, when the
Modocs were put on a reservation of the
Klamaths. Captain Jack (Krentpoos) led
off a wild band to an old home of the Mo
docs on Lost River, where their opera
tions caused so much complaint that an
order was issued for their return to the
reservation. On the, 25th of November
Captain Jack and his Indians refused to
go on the leservation, and on the 29th of
the same month United States troops,
under command of Captain Jackson,
to the Indian camp to enforce the order,
when a fight took place, and fifteen In
dians and four white men were killed. One
of the Indians killed was Scar- Faced
Charley. After that the y^Oviocs escaped
to the lava beds south of Clear Lake.
Major-General Wheaton advanced on the
Indians in 1873 to dislodge tnem. when he
met with reverses— loss twelve killed and
twenty-one wounded. Subsequently a
second attack by General Gilicrn was no
more successful. On the 11th of April,
I 1873, General Canby, Dr. Thomas and Mr.
Meacham. peace commissioners, called on
Captain Jack, when all three were treach
erously attacked and General Canby and
Dr. Thomas killed, Mr. Meacham being
dangerously wounded. On June 3 the Mo
docs surrendered to General J. C. Davis,
and on October 3 following Captain Jack
and three others were hanged and the re
mainder—l4B—were sent to the Indian Ter
ritory. . - . «r .
10 per cent discount to soldiers in uni
form. Send your absent friends a basket
or fire-etch box of Townsend's California
Glace Fruits, 50c lb. 627 Palace Hotel bid.*
Special information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
Parties having old papers of any de
scription will confer a favor by leaving
them at Red Cross headquarters, No. 16
Post street. •
Mrs. Agnes Pruyn Strain, who died In
Philadelphia the other day, was a daugh
ter of Mrs. Mary Pruyn of Albany, who
was the first woman missionary to go to
Japan. Mrs. Strain herself was consider
ed one of the ablest women Bible teach
ers in this country, and was the author
of several books on Bible study.
Excursion to the Yellowstone Park.
A personally conducted excursion will leav*
this city July 12 for the Yellowstone Park, via
the "Shasta Route" and Northern Pacific Rail
way. Tourists will be accommodated In first
class Pullman cars; tickets will be sold, in
cluding berths, meals and trip through ths
Park. Send for circular giving rate and Itiner
ary to T. K. STATELER. General Agent
Northern Pacific Railway, 638 Market St.. 8. F.
Ths Santa F« Route will run second excur
sion to Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona,
on Thursday, June SO. Noted scientists will ac
company the party. A pleasant and profitable
trip. Get full particulars at No. 644 Market at.
Volunteers— Put yourselves in fighting trim
with a bottle of Dr. Slegert's Angostura Bit
ters to regulate your digestion.
Miss Emma Teller, the daughter of Sen
ator Teller of Colorado, who was recently
married, was a member of a Wellesley
alumnae club, called the Saturday After
noon Spinsters' Club. There were ten
members, and Miss Teller is the ninth to
renounce single blessedness.
The Royal is the highest grade baking powder
known. Actual tests show it goes one-
third further than any other brand.
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