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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1899
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BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay.
open until 9:30 o'clock- 300 Hayes street, open until
£30 o'clock. 639 McAllister street, open until 9:33
o'clock- 615 Lorkln street, open until 9:30 o'clock
-1941 Mission street, open until 10 o'clock- 22C* Market
street corner Sixteenth, open until 9 o'clock- 1095
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street, open until 9 o'clock- NW. corner Twenty
second and Kentucky streets, open until 9 o'clock,.
Ma— "The Bell*."
T:-. >--- r. "
• pher Jr."
Chutes. Zoo and Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon and
Olympia, corner Mason and Ellis streets— Specialties.
Lths — Swimming Races, etc.
■atlon Park— V.a?'
-ir.g Park— <>oursing To-day.
i.nic»' Pavilion— Mechanics' Fair and Philippine Ei-
By : ■ .-'pteir.ber 12, at 12
Real Est • i Mai eel itreet
"THE REAL HAWAII."
L T NDER the above title Lieutenant Young of the ,
I navy lias pubiished a book which he wrote
' some time ago. He was on the Boston at
rionolulu with Captain VViltse when the landing
jarty from that ship was sent ashore to effect a revo
•ution against a government with which ours was :ti
The book is a defense of Minister Stevens and
VViltse. An officer of the navy cann* it
»sh without consent of the department, and this was
vithheld from Lieutenant Young during the Cieve
and administration, and for the honor of the service
md the country the prohibition should have been
That Minister Steve:i = was for nearly a year con
ipiring to bring about the revolution of 1893 is proved
»y his own official correspondence, to be in the
Btate Department at Washington. He reported that
;ix months before the outbreak he had persuade 1 the
slanters not to demand the full two cents a pound
county on their sugar when annexed to the United
states, but to accept less. The Boston was present
n Honolulu harbor for the purpose she fulfilled when
he blow was struck. With Honolulu in the hands of
he conspirators and the lawful government their
-5. the bluejackets of the Boston were landei
rith Gatlings "'to protect American interests!"
\gainst whom? There was no bre.ich of the peace
:xcept what Nfinister Stevens had pb.nned, and there
vere no disturbers of the peace except the conspira
ors who had overthrown the government. Lieuten
int Y'<nng may write many books; the facts of bis
on,' will remain unchanged. His present effort,
lowever. doe? not derive its singular infamy from its
ittempt to miswrite public history. It is boasted by
lim and his friends that it is "a bitter book." It
ittacks the private life of the ex-Queen and of all the
nembers of the royal family. It is said that "in these
he author speaks of things he has seen with his own
tyes, and affirms them on the honor of an officer and
. gentleman." Of an officer, perhaps; but of a gen
leman, no. A gentleman could have had no means
tf knowing the truth of some things he tells. Men
tho are not gentlemen may have knowledge j
•f that kind, and the evidence that they are not gen
lemen is their publication of it. To this rule we
hink there is no exception.
The book attacks the native Hawaiian? en masse,
without discrimination. Those people have been de
poiled of their birthright, their country taken from
hem, and the Christian civilization carried to them
md trustingly accepted by them has proved the most j
teartless robber that ever violated the rights of the j
teak. Why not let them alone? Is it any mark of
rallantry in a naval officer to assail them in their
orrow and add to the forcible seizure of their coun
ry and their treatment as aliens on their native soil
he abuse of a gossiper whose ideas of right and
rrong are as confused as his conception of what con
titutes the honor of a gentleman?
This country will be glad to forget the final result
if the missionary civilization in Hawaii. It will be
;lad to close its eyes to the spectacle of a people who
ccepted Christianity and with it its parasitic vices
hat destroy faster than it can save. And it will be
[lad to dismiss from memory the scene of that peo
ile pitifully quoting the Golden Rule and the Deca-
Dgue while they were the helpless victims of the
•iolation of both at the hands of the very men from
rhom they had learned them. Lieutenant Young's
ook should have remained suppressed.
A wave of morality has swept over San Rafael. The
iood citizens of the little town intend to keep sober
ftcr 11 o'clock at night. At the next meeting of
he Board of Trustees a resolution making the sale
i liquor after that hour a misdemeanor will be sub
litted for adoption.
While from this side of the world it appears as if
he Boers and the British are making ready for war,
hey insist that they are only "preparing for even
The search of the local Democratic committee for
len willing to run on the "Jasper" ticket for Super
isors seems to be all moonshine. At any rate it
t a still hunt.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 0. 1599.
BRYAN AS A SHOW.
IT is becoming less easy to avoid seeing the hu
morous side of Colonel Bryan's itinerant and
oratorical chase tor the Presidency. In 1896,
when he was in the enemy's country for the purpose
of being told that he was a nominee for the Presi
dency, it was reported that he encountered a small
company of villagers 0:1 the banks of the Hudson
and immediately proceeded to make a speech. After
explaining who he was he told them that whenever he
saw two or three people gathered together the temp
tation to make a speech to them was irresistible.
There is something exquisitely funny in this desire
to declaim on all occasions. The country knows
?\lr. Bryan only as posing before an audience of "fel
'• w citizens" and gesticulating in time to his voice
of warning. The late Mrs. Jeremiah Cruncher's
tendency to "flop" was nothing to Mr. Bryan's spell
binding habit. On emerging from the Yosemite the
other day his vice overtook him at Wawona. He
had not had a relapse after leaving Stockton on the
way up. and three days' abstinence had made it
necessary for him to utter himself.
The reception committee appointed to escort him
was there, acting as pall-bearers. These and the
cooks, waiters and chambermaids, hostlers and
drivers, who are necessary to the administration of
Washburn's Hotel and stage line, made a company
• brought on an oratorical fit, and Bryan had to
•:■ Cunningham was there listening
a critic's ear and reminded, by the hour and a
half of word.-, that in selling onions to foreign tour
ist 1 ; for the Lady Washington Lily bulbs he is not the
only faker on the road.
Uncle Jim Lawrence was aiso in the audience,
blind of an eye. but able to see the holes in a ladder.
Mr. Bryan announced his subject to be "The Beau
ties of the Yosemite, and Observations on Politics."
The reporters who were present have preserved
of it. but contented themselves with intimating
that he held his audience spellbound.
The speech, therefore, seems to have been like the
most of those delivered by Mr. Bryan. There was no
thought in it that sticks and stays. It is a remark
able testimony to his physical endurance that he has
fip.ee 1896 been almost ceaselessly talking, and has
said nothing that is remembered, nothing that has
sunk into the public mind and memory to be readily
recalled and quoted by his followers. He has given
his mind a long rest and has taken an intellectual
vacation by talking. The professional orator has no
immortality unless he has a message to deliver, an
idea to clothe in proper verbiage. The country can
recall the ideas of Sumner, Blame, Edward Everett,
Conkling, Injjersoll, Wendell Phillips and Lincoln in
the phrase that expressed them. They impressed a
cotemporary generation and passed into folklore
and popular tradition. Mr. Bryan is exceedingly
cotemporary with this present generation. He is ex
tremely convenient and chronically in evidence. lie
has talked more and said less than any present or
past jobster at oratory, and the transitory mark he
has made is evidenced by the few "remains" he has
left in the public- memory. He lacks in originality.
As an adapter he has some skill. He adapted his
free silver ideas from poor Dirk Bland, and by
veneering them with some vocal soapsuds took from
Bland a Presidential nomination to which he was
fairly entitled. He has. in like manner, adapted John
Sherman's ideas on trusts, and those of Hoar, Bout
well, Edmunds and Johnson on imperialism, and it
must be confessed he has ensmalled them all to ac
commodate them to the caliber of his oratory.
A close study of Mr. Bryan reveals him as an actor.
He is a born thespian. He approaches every ques
tion with a view to stage effect. His faculty of
adaptation of the ideas of others and his fondness for
dramatic exits and entrances are all the characters
tics of a player. His tendency to begin making a
speech to any crowd he sees marks him a natural
The impression he leaves is exactly that produced
by a show. In his progress through the country in
1896 the crowd": that heard him were larger than had
ever listened before to a stump speaker, but where hi?
audiences were largest his vote was the smallest. The
people had gone to a show. They wanted to hear a
"boy orator" aged 40. They heard him. applauded '
him even, went home and voted the other ticket. To
them it was a circus, a passing show. The same
crowds go to "the unparalleled aggregation of bi
ological wonders and agglomeration of mental and
muscular masters of magic and mystery-" but they
don't remember the clown's songs nor take the ring
master' 5 advice in their public or domestic affairs.
So. rising from the circus to the stage, the audience
weeps over Desdemona, though it knows she is not
smothered, and it goes to the tomb in tears with
Juliet, knowing that she will be at her mutton broth
and beer when the play is over.
Mr. Bryan excites just that sort of interest and no
The feeling for him in his audiences is perfectly
sincere of its kind. He is playing a part, does it
fairly well, and earns applause and something more
substantial, and gets both, and there the impression |
After his next defeat for the Presidency he should
follow his trend and talents and take to the stage. I
His age would be no bar, for his political career has
really been a course of study and practice for the i
sock and buskin. He would get large audiences and
make the fortune of his manager and his own.
There is some hope that the Dunham nightmare |
will soon resolve itself into a disagreeable memory of
a horrifying crime. The search for the Santa Clara !
murderer has sunk to the purposeless seeking for a
THE MINING ENGINEERS.
rROM the assembling in this city of the conven
tion of the American Institute of Mining En
gineers, which is to take place on the 25th of
this month, California has. much to expect. The
men who are to meet on that occasion are the
representatives of the scientific and technical side of
the mining industry, and are among the foremost in
the world in their profession. It is upon their judg
ment capitalists rely in making mining investments.
It is upon their skill mine operators depend for the
solution of the difficult problems of the work.
It is inevitable that when they come to California
these engineers will take a warmer interest in the
mining industries of the State than ever before, and
as a result they will obtain a completer knowledge.
They will go from the State with a fuller and a
clearer idea of the possibilities of California mining
than they had when they came, and it is a foregone
conclusion the reports they make of the prospects of
the mining counties will go far toward attracting to
them the attention of mining capitalists not only in
this country but in Europe.
The institute holds its convention in this State ?.t
the invitation of the California Miners' Association,
and during the time the engineers are in the State
they will be in a certain sense the guests of the asso
ciation. There has been arranged for them a wel
come on the large and liberal scale with which the
California miner has the habit of doing things.
After the three days' session of the convention in the
city the visitors are to be taken on a tour of the min
ing districts of the State from north to south. Two
weeks are to be spent on the trip, which will be at
once an occasion of holiday and of study. Men so
learned and skilled in mines and mining will quickly
understand the meaning of all they see, and there
fore after their inspection they will be fairly wc'l
posted on the conditions and the possibilities of our
The engineers come to us at a time which is pro
pitious to our hopes of good results from their com
ing. The disturbances in the Transvaal, which
threaten war at any moment and may involve the
destruction of the mines in that state by the enraged
Boers, will naturally force mining capitalists to look
elsewhere for investments until that trouble is over.
Under such circumstances renewed attention will be
given to California, and the meeting here of the lead
ing mining experts of the country will be made the
occasion of something more than a cursory study of
our undeveloped mineral resources. There are good
reasons for believing California still offers better in
ducements for mining investments than any other
legion of the earth, and the visit of the engineers
will help to make tho^e inducements known.
Prince Henry recently went to an important
Korean seaport town, entertained extravagantly, ami
then politely asked for a railway concession that
would have worked serious harm to Korea. He was
as politely refused. Prince Henry must have thought
that he was dealing with some French army officers.
COLMA INCORPORATION SCHEME
1 ZZJ VER since the Supervisors in response to popu
lar demand closed up the gambling which
under the pretense of racing had been carried j
on at Ingleside Park, the gamblers, with all their fol- j
lowing, have been seeking a means to resume their I
nefarious but profitable trade at some point near j
enough to San Francisco to enable them to drain the ;
pockets of dupes in the future as in the past.
An effort was made to obtain from the Supervisors
of San Mateo licenses for poolrooms to be run in
connection with a racetrack in that county, but the ef
fort failed. A bolder scheme has now been undertaken.
It is the purpose of the gamblers and their Sausalito i
allies to bring about, if possible, the incorporation of j
Colma as a town, their expectation being that the j
government would be in the hands of their too!?, i
and that all license for gambling they desire would j
be readily granted them within the town limits.
For the purpose of bringing about the incorpora
tion a good deal of canvassing has been done among
the residents, and strong inducements have been of
fered them to favor the scheme. One or two meet
ings have been held to consider the issue, and to-night
another is to be held, at which time there will be sub
mitted for signatures a petition requesting the Super
visors to provide for a special election on the ques- I
It goes without saying if such an election be held j
the gamblers will carry it and the residents of the j
vicinity will be snowed under. A considerable num- j
her of men are already employed, and it will :
be an easy ta?k for the promoters of the gam
bling scheme to increase the number until it is suffi
cient to overcome the votes of the genuine residents
of the locality. The touts, the toughs and all the
gang that hangs round fake racing parks and pool
rooms will be very willing to assist the scheme for i
making a gambling hell out of Colma, and the elec
tion would be hardly more than a farce.
The Supervisors of San Mateo can hardly be ig
norant of the effects of the poolrooms in I
Sausalito and of the kind of racing that was j
carried on at Ingleside Park just before public indig- j
nation compelled its suppression. The gambling
was of the most pernicious kind, and its corrupting
influence affected all classes, the young as well is
adults, and women as well as men. To the evil '
effects of the track can be traced robberies, embez- |
zlements, forgeries, divorces, ruined homes, disgraced
families and suicides. So deadly was the curse and :
so far-reaching were its blighting effects that the
press almost without exception, pastors of churches
of all creeds, men of all panic?, united in the crusade
San Mateo will do well to profit by the experience
of San Francisco and Sausalito. That county is the
suburban home of many of our best people. Its lai ' \
are valuable and the community prosperous because it i
attracts to itself families of wealth and culture. If it
become a resort for gamblers and their following it
will lose its attractiveness to good citizens, and
Colma, which now may fairly expect to become one
of the most delightful centers of suburban life, will
sink to the condition of a resort of blacklegs and
other types of depraved humanity.
It is estimated by some ambitious statistician that
the United States paid $2 apiece for the Filipinos, ff
the estimate be correct Uncle Sam could announce
a bargain and discount sale and be assured of a sub
THE Chronicle is positive that the form of gov
ernment provided for the Philippines will be
Territorial and not colonial. It has been ap
parent recently that the imperialists were beginning
to -hedge on that subject. Now the Chronicle says:
"We have no room in our political system for colo
nies and no inclination to make room."
The Territorial system is a declaration that all
these tropical acquisitions are intended for statehood
and their people for citizenship and a voice in the
politics and control of this country. As, all told,
they number 15,000,000, with 3,000.000 of voters, the
threat to make them citizens is as menacing to our
welfare as holding them as colonies is to theirs. We
would like to know the mind of our returned volun
teers as to making full American citizens of the Fili
pinos. As far as it has been expressed they are \
shown to be against it.
To run away from a colonial policy and into ulti
mate statehood is a mere exchange of the frying-pan
for the fire. If those tropical people are fit for ulti
mate citizenship in the United States they are fit for
ultimate independence, and should have it. We do
not need their help as citizens of this country. They
bring nothing into such a partnership that is of profit
or importance to us. As our race cannot thrive
where they do. the institutions we have created will
be exported and expected to flourish without our j
presence to watch and tend them.
The American people do not want fellow citizenship
with those tropical races, and, not wanting it, they !
know that the way to prevent it is to prevent the ;
first step toward it. That step is the proposed Ter- !
ritorial organization, which should be resisted by
every man who does not wish American citizenship !
to be cheapened, diluted and polluted.
The revolutionists of San Domingo have forced
themselves into the unique position of insisting that \
they shall be governed by nobody, not even them
THE MOST CURIOUS BOAT IN THE WORLD.
A NEWARK yachtsman has Invented a boat run by a windmill. It will make
- ■ - right n; the face of the wind, and the harder the gale blows the
will go. Western New York sailors are exceeding in
terested in the paradoxical boat, an I wh< ■ ■ - 5 r it is put into the water
trial trip the crowd lines the wharf at Sodua Bay. where the little
craft is housed.
Tb*» boat was built as the result of an argument, which was followed by a bet.
Thoi a yachtsman of Newark, put up $100 to back his claim that John
ice commodore of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club, could not construct a
h would be able to make progress in the teeth of the wind. The bet was
■• in the sprint:. Vice Commodore Sheffield began to think ail day long:.
Last Sunday he announced that he had constructed a bruit according to specifica
tions and was ready to try it In order that his point might be proved and his
The vice commodore put into the water a skiff like boat three feet lone. Di
rectly under the bow was a d.'ep keel. From the stern rose a lone vane, like
those seen on country barns to show the direction of the wind. Right above the
Low was a shaft with a windmill ten inches in diameter on the end.
The shaft inclined aft and ran through what would have been the sternpost
until it struck below the water line. A five-inch propeller was attached to this end
of It. It was such an absurd looking craft that everybody laughed when its builder
put the unwieldy thing into the water.
A strong west wind was blowing. The queer boat wavered for a second as It
sm:<-k the water, then slowly but steadily came to the wind. The windmill caught
the force of the gale and began to revolve. Little by little the boat forged ahead.
The harder the wind blew the more rapidly it gathered headway. The forward
keel and the after weather vane kept It dead in the wind.
The absurd little vessi Isl d out from the dock until its owner had to get in
a rowboat to capture it. Everybody cheered, and the wager was -declared won. It
is quite probable that Vice Commodore Sheffield will build a boat on the same
principle big enough to carry him and a friend or two. The little model has cre
ated no end of talk along the lake shore from Oswego to Rochester.
COMMENTS ON NEWS EVENTS BY THE PRESS
SPRECKELS' MAMMOTH SUGAR FACTORY.
San Francisco Outpost.
Claus Spreckels' mnmmoth sugar factory at Salinas began operations last
Thursday. This is the largest beet sugar factory in the world, and it marks a
■eh in the history of Salinas Valley. Some time ago the Outpost com
mented upon the id. al farming In the Salinas Valley made possible by the wealth
and enterprise of Claus Spreckels. With irrigation a beet crop is a certainty;
the price of beets is a certainty: the bf-et farmer cultivates a comparatively
small area and lives in a community: there la no isolation and dreary loneliness
for the families of these farmers. Mr. Spreckels has not endowed any colleges,
but he spends his wealth in California, in enterprises that add to the wealth of
the State and give remunerative employment directly and indirectly to thou
sands. He has made hundreds of happy homes and is a public benefactor.
Lake County Bee.
San Francisco did herself proud in the entertainment of the California volun
s who returned from Manila last Thursday. A fund of nearly JQO.OOO was
raised f"r the celebration, about half of which was spent in jollification; the
other half will be given to needy soldiers.
For three days tl\e city was so crowded that lodgings could not be had for
love or money. Hundreds of people, including women and children, had to spend
the night on the streets. It was one of the biggest affairs ever attempted on
Th>- Call made a hip scoop by having a boat anchored ten miles outside the
Heads, from which a message was sent by wireless telegraphy as soon as the
Sherman was -;::1 ;• .1. This enabled The Call to give out the news before it had
: by its contemporaries.
It also Issued a magnificent souvenir edition, giving the history of the regi
ment and names of the men. and embellished with the finest half-tone illus
trations we have ever seen in a daily paper. Score another for The Call.
MEDDLING WITH THE DEAF
AND DUMB AND BLIND
EDITOR DAILY MORNING CALL-
Dear Sir: Referring to the well-written
ai d very moderate article In your
<>f Uiis morning upon the Deaf ami Dumb
and Blind Institution in Berkeley, the
writer conceives that it would be oppor
tune, just and enlightening to make a few
remarks concerning same in the kindliest
For thirty-four year*, under, I think,
twelve differeni administrations of vari
ous political Stripe, BU< ess) • boards of
directors, comprising among their num
ber such names as Governor Perkins,
Judge John Btanly, Senator McLougall,
J. Mora Moss; Governor Haight, John P.
Kankin, Key. J. A. Ben ton, Colonel J"hn
Hays, Judge John Garber. A. J. Ralston,
John T. Houghton, D. H. Randolph, T. L.
Barker, E. J. Crane, Dr. Scott, recogniz
ing in the principal. Dr. Warring Wilkin
son, a man of remarkable executive abil
ity, "f unswerving integrity and of a self
sacriflt Ing devotion to the best Interests
of the State and of the unfortunates com
mitted to his care, have without excep
tion abstained from Interference with the
domestic arrangements of the institution.
The result has been that the institution
is the pride of the State; that ite reputa
tion among institutions of its kind in the
I'nited States is unrivaled, and that its
fame has reached Europe, where it oc
cupies a fr'mt rank anvmg similar insti
tutions in England. France and Germany.
In all these years scandal has not
breathed upon the good fame of the insti
tution. A long while ago a newspaper,
then in the sensational stage of its exis
asaailed the principal and procured
an exhaustive investigation of the affairs
Of the institution, out of which he and
every person connected with it emerged
stainless and irreproachable, as all who
knew the facts were confident would be
These conditions continue up to this
day, and 1 very confidently hazard the
prediction that interference by any board
of directors in the domestic arrangements
of the institution for the deaf and dumb
and blind of the State of California dur
ing the incumbency of its present princi
pal, will be surely followed by none but
cvii consequences. Yours truly.
JAMES PA I. ACHE.
San Francisco, September S. 1599.
■ ♦ ■
DEWEYON THE PHILIPPINES.
THE opinions of Admiral Dewey
about the war in the- Philippines,
as recently reported by the London
Daily News, anil up to the time of
this -writing not denied by the ad
miral, are of the highest interest and im
portance. The News correspondent asked
if the Philippines were likely to be paci
lied soon. lie says that the admiral re- !
"I have the question of the Philippines
more at heart than has any other Ameri
can, because I know the Filipinos inti
inauly, and they know I am their friend.
The recent insurrection is the fruit of the
anarchy which has so long reigned in the
islands, but the Insurgents will have to
submit themselves to the law, after being
accustomed to no law at all. i believe and
affirm, nevertheless, that the Philippine
question will be very shortly solved.
"The Filipinos are capable of governing 1
themselves: they have all qualifications
for it. It is a question of time, but the
only way to settlo the insurrection and
assure prosperity to the archipelago is
to concede self-government to the inhabi
tants. That would be a solution of many
questions, and would satisfy all. especi
ally the Filipinos, who believe themselves
worthy of it, and are so.
"I have never been in favor of violence
toward the Filipinos. The islands are at
this moment blockaded by a Meet, and
war reigns in the interior. This abnor- j
mal state of things should cease. I j
should like to see autonomy first conced- I
ed, and then annexation might be talked I
about. This is my opinion. I should like !
to see violence at once put a stop to. j
According to my view, the concession of ' .
self-government ought to be the most ! .
just and most logical solution."
If these are the admiral's opinions and j '
he has expressed them, they afford In j
themselves good reason for the hope that !
the Philippine question will soon be ■ .
solved. They are the identical opinions ! •
that the extreme expansionists have ridi- 1
culed and berated.
. ♦ .
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
COUNT TOLSTOI— L. A. M.. City. A
letter addressed care of Harper Bros.
New York City, will reach Count Tolstoi,
the Russian writi r.
CHRISTOPHER CAUSTIC— Zip. City.
It was John Wilson, a Scottish poet and
critic, who wrote over the name of
MARE ISLAND— H. P. C. Berkeley,
Cal. By addressing a request to the com
mandant at Mare Island you will be in
. FROM SOCIETY SWELL
The man who introduced the Prince of
Wales to New York society belles is now
in one of our charitable institutions.
WHICH WILL WIN?
._ Complete story of the contest for the
I if* America's cup.
THE GREATEST WINERY IN
Next AMERICA -
C | g fk #"li*%/ 9 C Its signification to the Jews.
THE GIRL BACHELORS OF
£ a J| SAN FRANCISCO. k
* . Who they are and how they enjoy their
============= STORIES OF THE CAMP.
September 10, A bo V who " beat " his way to Manila
to nurse his sick brother and a Colo-
-1899 rac ' 0 volunteer who . has fallen heir to
PRINCE HENRY OF PRUSSIA,
Who will visit San Francisco.
* " FICTION, FASHIONS AND HOUSEHOLD
formed as to whether permission to visit
will be grant< d
THE WISCONSIN— H. P. C Berkeley,
Cal. The Wis< - launched No
\. mber 27, n ..V' N -
Not ON THE STAFF— O. J. S., City.
The party Inquired about is no longer on
I the paper nai
EVENING SCHOOLS— X. E. D. The
thai a woman : ,-- married is no bar
to her entering :>v.y of the evening public
schools >■( San Francisco as a pupil.
GENERAL SfLA.) TKR— R. V.'
Brigadier General Shafter was wi
at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va., M
1862. He was at that time first lieutenant
mpany I, nth Infantry, il.
--■ f prisoners. He voluntarily took
part In th Li battle, remaining in the fieid,
although wounded, until the close of the
engagement. For this the Government
awarded him a medal for most distin
guished gallantry. The general does not
w « ar an artificial iimb.
J. \V. Crooks, the Santa Cruz capitalist,
is a guest at the Occidental.
v\\ Drummond. a New York capital
:- a guest at the Occidental.
E. E. Poston, a well-known oil specu
lator of Selma. is a guest at the Lick.
('harlos W. Oesting has come up froi
his )mmc in San Diego and is regi
at the Grand.
J. Jerome Smith, a wealthy warehouse
man of Stockton, is registered at the Lick
with his wife.
J. J. Fitzgerald, the Los Angeles rail
road man. is at the Occidental, accom
panied by his wife.
W. L. Bteuart, a wealthy mining man
from Santa Paula, is among the late ar
rival? at the Palace.
H. W. Hibbs, United States navy, has
come down fr«m Mare Island and is stay
ing at the Occidental.
Dr. J. H. Barr of Marysville is one of
those who arrived in the city yesterday
and went to the Grand.
Captain Charles B. Eastman and Major
Fitzgerald of the Colorado Regiment are
both registered at the Russ.
Senator L. A. Whitehurst has come up
from his home in Gilroy for a short visit
of pleasure to the city. He is to be found
at the Lick.
Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Barclay and
their daughter are among the late ar
rivals at the Palace from New York,
where they are prominent in social cir
Among the guests who arrived at the
Palace yesterday on the Oregon train
was Hnn. J. Fletcher Moulton. the Liberal
member of the English Parliament from
A number of Cdlorado officers are at the
Occidental, and they, together with those
of the other military organisations who
are quartered there, give the hotel a very
The four distinguished architects who
have been examining the plans for the
new university buildings left yesterday
afternoon for Monterey, where they will
remain until Monday.
Henry Pritchett, superintendent of the
United States coast survey, and H. B.
Maxson of the United States surve;
working in Nevada, are both amo- g
arrivals of yesterday at the Pa
E. Zanetta, an extensive rancher of San
Juan: J. C. Campbell, a mining man of
Marysville, and H. H. Hunter, a mine
owner and capitalist of R"dd:~g. are a!I
registered at the Grand, where they ar
rived yesterday mnrr.T.e.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW* YORK. Sept. 7.— Mrs. J. M. Erd
man and Mrs. W. Jackson of "Los An
geles and H. C. Saturlly of San Francisco
are at the Fifth Avenue. Professor Ben
jamin Ide Wheeler of Berkeley is at the
Hoffman. W. B. Latham of San Fran
cisco is at the Plaza. Mrs. P. Shaw of
San Francisco and William Bayley Jr. of
Los Angeles are at the Netherland. X.
Cooper and D. N. McKay of San Diego
are at the Cosmopolitan.
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Peanut taffy, b^st in world. Townsend's.*
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Best eyeglasses 10 to 40 cents at SI
Fourth St., nr. 5c barber and grocery. •
Townsend"s California glace fruits. 50c
tt>., in artistic fire-etched boxes; can be
expressed to all parts of the world. 627
Market street. Palace Hotel building. •
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Special information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by th»
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
Civil Service Examination.
A civil service examination for clerical
positions in the mint will be held in this
city on r eeember 7 of this year. Persons
desiriiiß to compete should apply to th»
secretary of the board of examiners. No
applications will be accepted after th»
clo^e of business on September SO. 1339.
If you lack arpetite try half a wine grlass of
Angostura Bitters huif hour before meal*.
Made by J. O. B. Sl»crt <>i Pons.
Remove the causrs :hu! make your hair lifeless
and gray with Pakkkr's Haih Balaam.
Hlndercorns, the best cure for oorna, 15 et«.