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The local Lothario who:is being sued for $5000 for
hugging a lady and breaking one of her ribs has 3t
least the advantage of knowing that he made, an im
pression upon the object of his, affections.
SCOTS WILL BE OUT
FOR A NIGHT'S FUN
Thistle Club to Give an Entertain
ment at Metropolitan Hall This
The San Francisco Scottish Thistle Club
has completed arrangements for an enter
talnment to be given under its auspices at
Metropolitan Hall to-night. The literary
committee, composed of Messrs. Miller,
Christie and Paterson, has been untiring
in Its endeavor to make the affair a buc-
S Vf*S f 3ud ? in^ fr . om the Brea * demand
for tickets of admission, standing room
will be at a premium.
An excellent programme, of specialties
by the best, of professional and amateur
artists -will be offered and this programme
s sufficiently strong in character to sat
isfy the most exacting, critics
Solos In all voices, dancing of every
kind, club swinging, fencing, cake walks
and melodious bagpipe strains will put the
audience In such good humor that troubles
ana sorrows will he forgotten. Georee W
Paterson will officiate as master of cere
BLUE CASHMERE COSTUME.
The costume represented Is In pastel
blue cashmere. The bolero Is ornamented
with small groups of stitched pleats, and
white satin tabs, edged with black. The
waistband and band round the skirt are
in the same style. The front beneath the
bolero is of white lace, and the ends of
the sleeves are trimmed with the same.
WHAT AILS CHINA?
READ in connection with Bishop Cranston's ad
vice that we break all treaties with China and
- carry Christianity to that people with fire and
sword, no matter at what cost in money and blood,
the remarks of Rev. Mr. Aiken are of interest. Mr.
Aiken is an American missionary who has been in
China for twenty years. He says that the insolence
and aggressions of- foreigners there have been
sufficient to develop the present feeling among
the people of North China. Among these
aggressions is- Germany's seizure of .Kiaochau
and the overbearing and cruel treatment of the
natives by the German officers. Mr. Aiken
thinks that if missionaries' had confined them
selves to missions, and diplomacy had treated China
decently and fairly, the Boxer movement would not
have arisen. Foreign intervention has now become
necessary, he thinks,* but it was preceded by a man
ner and amount of outside interference calculated to
provoke a proud, if ignorant, people to fury.
It is refreshing to read an admission that China has
some rights the world should respect. .'
Another missionary, and a Bishop, too.^the Right
Reverend S. C. Partridge, has expressed the opinion
that "Chinese diplomacy is rotten." If it is any more
rotten than the policy of treaty breaking and blood
shed advocated by Bishop Cranston we would like to
know why. Bishop Partridge says that Chinese dip
lomacy plays one power against another. If that be
wicked it is a sin not peculiar to Chinese diplomacy,
for it is the practice of all diplomacy. The Bishop
adds that the best friends of China want that empire
partitioned to make "a shake-up that will forever
wipe out the machinations of a selfish, gluttonous
mob of office-seekers, who enrich themselves at the
expense of every. Chinese living." Incidentally the
The Southern Pacific Company has at last made
a frank avowal of its principles and its policy. Ala
meda petitioners who complained against crowded
and unsanitary cars, delayed trains and frequent ac
cidents were informed that their petition would be
thrown in the wastebasket. The company resented
the petition as an attack upon its special privileges.
State Democrats are unnecessarily alarming them
selves over a possible illegality in the appointment of
their State Central Committee and a consequent
jeopardy to State candidates. The gentlemen should
cairn themselves with the reflection that there will be
nothing in the results of the next election to concern
The victims of the "bumper" accident on the Mc-
Allister street railroad a few days ago are probably
cot aware that the Market Street Railway Company
uses bumpers solely to. injure passengers and save its
property. The presentation of such a fact in court
might result in an interesting award of damages.
City Attorney Franklin K. Lane has decided that
Sherman- avenue, which was seized by the Southern
Pacific Company, is a public thoroughfare. And still
Sullivan alley, with an existence of forty years as a
public street, is now private property. It is good to
be related to his Honor the Mayor.
The Supervisors are now discussing a proposition
to levy a tax on physicians and" lawyers." If this
unique municipal policy is continued to its logical
conclusion the board will soon be considering the
advisability of taxing people for living.
The Supervisors believe that the charier should b
arr.cnded, salaries pruned and something be done for
public improvements. This is- perhaps the only re
freshing instance in our new government of "reform
ers" seeking to reform themselves/
The police officer who was fined for reading a news
paper while on duty should have remembered that his
official superiors includc 7 some of the newspapers of
San Francisco in the category of thincs to be feared.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
ARTISTS AND MODELS— E. Q. R.,
Stockton, Cal. The article in The Call on
artists and m«dels appeared In the Issue
of January 14, 1900, on page 9.
NAVAL, STRENGTH-F. W. K.. Dia
mond Springs, Cal. At the close of 1899
the navy . of the United States ranked
fourth in the navies of the world.
ENGUSH CENSUS— J. M., City. This
department Ib Informed that It took be
tween five and six months to take the
latest census in England, Europe.
DOG HOSPITALS— L. M. S., Oakland.
Cal. There are dog hospitals in San Fran
cisco where dogs are cared for, but as
such are private enterprises this depart
ment cannot advertise them.
ESSAYS— S., New Almaden, Cal. This
department not knowing the mental cali
ber of the child is unable to suggest
"what books it should read in order to
prepare an essay to be read during an
evening of graduation." A great deal de
pends, in the choice of such, upon the
likes and the dislikes of t..e child.
A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY— Artider,
City. If you desire to know If a soldier
is In the army at the Philippines, or else
where, or If he is dead, address a com
munication to the War Department,
Washington, D. C, giving name, age,
place of birth, letter of company and num
ber of regiment, together with the branch
of the service to which he was attached
when last heard of.
A 'BICYCL.E— Tache.Marin County. In
the transaction about a bicycle described
in the letter of inquiry you are bound by
the. terms of the agreement. If the other
party has failed to. keep his part <n the
agreement, has taken away the bicycle
in which you have a half interest and re
fuses to surrender it for use under the
terms of the agreement you can com
mence an action against him in the coun
ty In which he lives.
INDIAN SCH0OLS-A. F. C, Oakland,
Cal. There is a law which prohibits the
appropriation of money for the support of
any sectarian institution to teach Indians
on reservations, except' In cases where
there is' no : non-sectarian institution to
which the children may be sent. In' such
cases the amount shall not exceed 40 per
cent of the entire appropriation. The
Government secures the services of what
ever denomination is nearest and most
convenient for the children.
YEAST WITHOUT FERMENT— E. P.
B., City. The following Is given as a re
cipe for the making 'of yeast without fer
ment: . Put two ounces . of . the best hops
into nine pints of cold water, boil half an
hour; strain while hot and add two ounces
of fine table salt and a half pound' of
sugar. -"When • the mixture becomes blood
warm, put one pound of sifted flour Into a
large basin, make a well In the center
with the hand, add the liquor by degrees
until ¦ the whole is , thoroughly. Incorporat
ed.-Let It stand' two or three days |n a.
warm place, stirring three or four time3
a day.? Then boil )<ind. mash finely three
pounds of good ' potatoes and • mix them
in. Let It stand one day, remove the dark
scum;- then - strain • through a colander - or
sieve, pirtv in a stone jar, cork and tie
down* firmly and keep In a cool < place
This is a self-fermenting yeast which im
proves by keeping: if left uncorked. •
THE WEST A ND THE, STANDARD.
NO part of Senator Wolcott's speech at the open
ing of the Philadelphia convention is more
significant than that in which he set forth the
adherence of Western Republicans to the gold stan
dard. The Senator represents what has been known
as a "silver State"; he has himself been in the past
one of the strongest champions of bimetallism. It
is therefore a cheering sign of the change that has
tome over Colorado sentiment on the money question
that he unequivocally indorsed .the monetary policy
of the party and made no compromise with the silver
After reviewing the contest between the parties on
the free coinage issue four. years ago, and describing
the effort made to obtain an international agreement
upon the subject, he said: "We have made advances
enough; this country can better afford than any other
to enter upon the contest for commercial, supremacy
with gold as its" standard, and for us the time has
come to give fair notice to the world that we, too,
wake gold our standard and redeem our obligations
in that metal. For twelve years the platforms of the
party have declared in favor of the use of gold and
silver, as money. Thclogic of recent events, together
with the attempt of the Democracy to drag down the
question from its international character, to associate
it with every vagary of Populism and socialism and to
drive this country to an alliance with Mexico and
China, as an exclusively silver-using country, has im
pelled our people to this settlement of the problem,
and the recent action of Congress has eliminated the
danger which its further agitation menaced."
That is the truth of the situation. "Free silver,"
even when given the high-sounding- name "bimetal
lism," is no longer an international question or, a ra
tional issue of any kind. It has become associated
with the vagaries of fiat money, unlimited greenbacks
and all other forms of financial delusion. The advo
cates of genuine bimetallism, like ;Wolcott, now per
ceive the . soundness of the' gold standard and will
make no further efforts to undo.it. Tlie only danger
now is that which emanates from the wild Bryanites,
who have learned nothing and can learn nothing
cither from 'facts- or from financial principles. Such
being the case, the number of so-called "silver Re
publicans" in this campaign will be few. Bryan will
find it more necessary than ever to carry New York.
His following in the West is less than it was fdur
years ago. The gold, standard, like the policy of pro
tection, has been tried and found'to be a safe basis of
prosperity, and- when Bryanism has been eliminated
from our politics, as it will be with this campaign;
there will be no longer opposition to it by a consid
erable number of people in any part of the Union.
CALIF0R1TCANS IN ITEW- YORK.
NEW YORK. June 2Q.— Dr. M. Gardner
of San Francisco Is at the Gllsey. C. L.
Bissell of San Francisco is at the Plaza.
R. V. Dey of San Francisco is »t tha
THE COMMERCIAL MUSEUM.
T~) EFORE the whirl of politics occupies all the at
l^Xtention our merchants can give to affairs other
than their own business the movement for the
establishment of a commercial museum should be fully
organized and well advanced. At a conference of the
promoters of the enterprise on Tuesday it was stated
that the membership at that time was 157, but it was
decided not to organize until at Jeast 200 members
have been enrolled. The step to be taken now is
therefore that of increasing the membership to the
It ought not to be difficult to obtain the increase of
membership. The enterprise is one of the most im
portant that has been undertaken since the construc
tion of the Valley Road. It promises vast benefits to
the city and to the coast, and the value of the promise
is guaranteed by the record of what has been accom
plished for Philadelphia and the East by the Com
mercial Museum in that city. The movement is not
in any sense an experimental project It is known
what such museums can do toward facilitating com
merce and obtaining larger markets for the product3
of our industry, and it is also known that in addition
to the institution at Philadelphia there is needed
another on this coast to aid in developing American
commerce with the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
Active and earnest committees are now engaged in
the task of. obtaining new members for the associa
tion, and they should receive cordial support on all
sides. When the committees meet next week it is to
be hoped the desired membership will have been ob
tained, so that the work of organization may be com
pleted at once. The enterprise is a large one indeed
and will cost much money, but it is none too large for
San Francisco, nor too costly for what it will be worth
to the community. Every important firm in the city
should assist the work, for each and all will share
in its benefits.
FASHION HINT FROM PARIS.
HEROISM AND CHARITY.
p^IREMAX JOHN E. SWEENEY, in an act of
( heroic daring and self-sacrifice, gave up his life
* to rescue an old man from a burning building,
and every generous heart in San Francisco has
thrilled in response to the nobleness of the deed.
Now comes the second phase of the story. The hero
has left a widow and four young children well nigh
penniless. How far will that story thrill the gencr
i?4mrriM» , , .,, , ,,--¦¦
cus hearts, and what .vill be the response."
There is no need here for argument nor appeal.
The duty of all who have been blessed with sufficient
prosperity to be able to show their generous feelings
by generous acts is apparent. The hero gave his life
in the performance of his duty to save an old man
threatened with death amid the flames of i burning
building. How much will the people give \< save
from destitution the loved ones whom the hero has
The deed of heroism has been done. Now is the
time to do the deed of charity. Now is the time for
public approval to show what it is worth — how much
of earnestness there is in the praise that flows so
freely from the lips of all whenever a dangerous duty
is nobly performed.
SThe deed of valor which carried Fireman Sweeney
1 sublimely to death is not the only instance in
which he proved his readiness to risk his life in the
service of another. On a former occasion he showed
a fidelity to duty equal to that which has now co5t
him his life, and at nil limes he manifested the same
high courage. All honors are to him, and yet
no earthly honor can now reach him. That which
can be done by those who honor him is to assist in
raising a fund for the relief of his family. A sub
scription list has been opened at the business office
of The Call that all who desire to contribute may
readily do so. This, be it borne in mind, is a case
where charity appeals not to pity, but to admiration
2nd honor and love, and to all the faculties that are
responsive to heroic actions. Fireman Sweeney
would have . imperiled his life to rescue any man or
woman in this city who might have been exposed to
danger or death, and surely none who can afford to
give liberally to his widow and his children will hesi
tate to do so. . .
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.
'fiS.tt ISS ANNA MILLER WOOD, the
//Ww charming contralto, is now on
11 Ik \i ner wa -y f rom Boston to San
Francisco, where she will spend
her' summer vacation. Miss Wood will
first visit Portland, Or., where she will
sing in concert on the 2Sth. She will rpend
most of her time while here in giving les
sons to a number of former pupils, and is
also likely to be heard in concert. ,
Miss Elizabeth Westgate, the organist,
has gone to Ladycroft, her summer home
in the Santa Cruz Mountains, for a two
months' vacation. • ;'
Denis Sullivan, of "Shamus O Brien
fame, spent most of the last season in
Dublin, Ireland, studying new roles in
which he will shortly appear in London
and other English cities. .
Will Andrews, who left California about
four years ago, Is doing excellent work
with Miss Marie Withrow In London, with
whom he has studied ever since going
there. It was, indeed, through the good
work of Mr. Andrews that Miss Withrow
became known, to Marie Tempest, Mrs.
Randegger and other important pupils of
hers. Mr. Andrews was for some time
on the operatic stage, and after a short
temporary retirement will again resume
the work. It is understood from/ the
critics that we shall hear great things of
Mr. Andrews some day. •
Walter Damrosch, the dark and melan
choly expositor of the Wagner cult, who
created so favorable an impression upon
the susceptible "Wagnerienne" among us,
will again visiPSan Francisco. Mr. pam
rosch has been chosen conductor of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, which Mau
rice Grau will import to California some
time during the coming season.
Speaking of impresarios, Victor Thrane,
the well-known musical manager, has de
serted this fascinating field of adventure.
Mr. Thnine will later resume the line of
work in all probability, but in the mean
time strongly recommends his late assist
ant. J. V. GottRChalk, as in all regards a
suitable successor to the, managerial
Alfred Wilkie, who since his recent re
covery from dangerous illness seems to
have taken on a new lease of musical life,
will appear in San Jose on the 2Sth at th«
Elks' entertainment. Mr.. Wilkie -is direc
tor and principal tenor of tne little op
eretta; A The Marriage by Lanterns,"
which is to form the chief part of the
Thomas W. Whalley announces an or
fan recital on Saturday next by William
i. King-, at his organ factory, when Mr.
King will play upon the latest product of
Mr., Whalley's skill. The recital is a pri
vate one and Mr. King promises an excel
lent programme, including a Bach toc
cata and fugue, a toccata, scherzo and
andante of Widor and a prelude, fugue
and finale of Caesar Franck.
AT THE THEATERS
KELLAR, the magician. Is still hold
ing Columbia audiences with his
clever conjuring. He remains until
Sunday evening, including a Sat
urday matinee. On Monday "Miss Hobbs"
will be presented by the Miller company.
*. * •
At the California the starful cast of
Dunne & Ryley is appearing in "The. Milk
White Flag," the pronounced success of
-which has persuaded the management to
, continue the bill for the coming week.
Another Hoyt comedy, "A Day and a
Night," will follow. •- -. -
• • •
"A Homespun Heart" is the bill at the
Grand Opera-house, with Frank Bacon
in the principal par** On July 2 "The
Children of the Ghetto" will be presented
,by the Frawley, Company, with Wilton
I«ackaye as Reb Shemuel.
<;« ¦ • • •
"Madeleine, or the Magic Kiss" is in
its second and* last week at the Tlvoli.
Edwin Stevens and Anna Lichter both
appear in this pretty opera. "The Geisha"
will be revived next week.
.-¦¦.• ? • * ¦
"Sapho" Is still crowding the Alcazar.
: The engagement of White Whittlesey,
who Is now Miss Roberts' leading man. Is
a very popular one.
• ' • •
Fischer's concert house has an excellent
programme this week. The Lambardi
quartet, Abramoff, Elizabeth Mowry and
Isabella Underwood are the atractions.
• • • •
The subduing of Wallace by Lion Tamer
, Hall Is the principal feature at the Chutes
this week. Cannon, the fat man, is an
other, attraction. --"'
Dr. A. L. Tlbbets of Petaluma Is at the
Colonel John T. Harrington of Colusa Is
at the Grand.-
G. W. Chandeler, a mining man of Santa
Cruz, is at the Lick.
Rev. C. O. Tillotson of Santa Cruz
is a guest at the Occidental.
J. A. Cronkhite, a dentist of Los Ange
les, arrived yesterday and is at the Grand.
J. C. Bull. Jr., a well known contractor,
came down from Eureka yesterday and
is stopping at the Lies.
Carl E. Lindsay and Frank Mattlson, at
torneys of Santa Cruz, are stopping at the
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gay of Kaual, Ha
waii, are registered at the Occidental.
Mr. Gay is one of the wealthiest men In
the islands, owning vast plantations on
which he raises coffee and cane.
H. E. Huntington, the first vice presi
dent of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company, returned yesterday from hi3
southern, trip. During the afternoon he
had a conference with Julius Krutt
sehnitt, general manager of the Southern
Pacific, In repard to the appointment of a
successor to "William G., Curtis, the for
mer engineer of maintenance and way.
The appointment 'will be announced to
day. It is generally believed that As
sistant Engineer Wallace of the same de
partment will be selected to fill the po
sition left vacant by Mr. Curtis' death.
JNCLE SAM— Boxer, Hey ! Well, Don't Forget That We Don'i
Raise Nothin' but Heavy-Weight Champeens in Ameriky.
— New York "World.
THE PRUNE-GROWERS' COMBINE.
AFTER months of struggles, doubts and hesita
tions, the directors of the Cured
Fruit Association have decided to go ahead
with the work, for which the organization was de
signed. They have not obtained'the co-operation of
90 per cent of the prune-growers of the State, as was
desired, but they have upward of 80 per cent, it is
said, and it is believed that percentage will be suffi
cient to enable them to achieve results so beneficial
to the growers and to the packers that those who have
held aloof this year will be glad to join the associa
tion next season..
In taking this action the directors have the cordial
support of the members of the association. On the
day when the directors and the packers were to con
sult and decide whether to proceed with the work
a large mass-meeting of growers was held in San
Jose, where the consultation took place. The senti
ment was. unanimously in favor of action. 'Resolu
tions were adopted declaring: "It is our very decided
judgment that the 'directors of' the California Cured
Fruit Association should now proceed to carry into
effect the purposes and plans of the organization. It
is our earnest desire that they should do so, and we
pledge them our hearty support and confidence in the
. With such backing from those most interested .in
the work the directors can well afford to undertake
the enterprise. They will control a sufficiently large
proportion of the whole crop of California to be able
to give packers and merchants who deal with them
much more security in business than can be obtained
by others from the outside growers. The chief diffi
culty in their way now is that of preparing on such
short notice to handle the immense crop of this sea
son, but that can be overcome by energy, and fortu
nately there are among the directors men who are ac
customed to" do business on a large scale, and with
whom energy is a habit.
The success of the movement, which seems now
well assured by the decision of Monday, will.be of
vast benefit to the State. It, will save one'of the most
important branches of our fruit industry from the
ruinous effects of ill-regulated competition* It will
help the practical fruit-grower, who lives on \ .his
orchard and derives "his sole income from his crops,
to withstand the depressing effect upon the industry
of the amateurs who maintain orchards largely as a
speculation and, having an income from other
sources, are willing to sell their fruit without waiting
to see what the rightful price should be; and it will
enable the. grower who has no facilities or opportu
nities to study the market to have the assistance of
skilled men in marketing his crop: Thus the advan
tages will be numerous, and even if so much be npt
achieved as might have been had 90 per cent of the
crop been pledged to the association early in the sea
son, still the results may be,expected to justify. the
confidence of those who have urged the directors to
go ahead with the work. Moreover, in this day and
generation co-operation is a force that increases, in
power as it goes forward. The enterprise of this year
will be in the nature of an experiment, but hereafter
we shall in all probability be able to count upon the
Cured . Fruit Association as one of the established
factors of the industrial and commercial life "of the
State. . «
gfre ' -fllllllN Call,.
THURSDAY JUNE 21, 1900
JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
Address All Communica'ions to W; S. LEAKS. Manager.
n i\A(.r.ii's office Trile^ u^tSSZVLc2i.
PUBLICATIOX OFFICE. ..Market nnd Third. S. F.
Telephone I'ress 201.
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8ample ecclea will be forwarded when requested.
Hall robsrrfb^rs In crdrrlr.p change of address should be
particular to rl^e both NEW AND OI>D ADDRESS in order
to Insure a prompt *rid correct compliance with their request.
OAKLAND OFFICE.... HIS Brand way
C GEORGE KROGNESS.
Manager Foreign Advertising,. Varquette Building. Chicago.
(Lent Distance Tflephena "Central JtlV)
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NEW TOKK NEWS STANDS:
Waldorf- Astoria Hotel; A. Brentano. SI Union SQoare;
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WASHINGTON (D. C.) OFFICE Wellington Hotel
WCRTON t. CRANE. Correspondent.
Bit A VCIT OFFICES— ZTi Mor.tscmery. eorn*r of Clay, open
tsrt'J S-.SO o'cl-rk. SCO Hayes, open until »:20 o'clock. CJ
McAllister, open until S:SO o'clock. €15 Larktn. open until ;
1:80 o'clock. ;M1 Mlw'.on, f<per." until 10 o'clock. tWl Market, j
corner Sixteenth, open until t o'clock. 10»« Valencia, open !
cntU 9 o'clock. 1M Eleventh, open until • o'clock. KW cor
cer Twenty-aeccnd and Kentucky, open until t o'clock.
Bishop adds- that "what is of particular interest to
Americans is knowledge of the vast business possibili
ties that await them in China. The prospect for
American commerce there should hold the minds of
our countrymen." Of course we are not going to
imitate the "mob of gluttonous office-seekers." - We
are going there out , of pure philanthropy \to let the
Chinese get rich off us!
It is evident that this Bishop thinks the best friends
of China, who want her partitioned, are the robber na
tions that want to get the slices. In the same sense
wolves are the best friends of the sheep; train-robbers
are the best' friends of the owners of the treasure-box,
and a horsethief plays Jonathan to the horse-owner's
These two Bishops make a sorry spectacle of the
kind of Christianity that we seem to be exporting
to Asia in carload lots.
THE Democratic State Convention rejoiced
over the election of Sillybilly Hearst to ths
presidency of a club, and indorsed the Democ
racy of his two papers. We desire that California
Democrats look over the following and say what they
think of their convention:
Take Porto Rico and nail the flag to the Philippines;
don't merely raise it. there, but nail It there.—Exam
iner, July, 1S9S.'
We assert that the constitution follows the flag, and
we denounce the doctrine that an executive or a Con
gress, created and limited by the constitution, can exer
cise lawful authority .beyond that constitution. ! Believ
ing that a nation cannot long endure part republic and
part empire, we oppose wars of conquest and colonial
possession. — Democratic platform.
It is perhaps worth while to point out that "the simple
machinery of our popular ' domestic government will
neither be changed at home nor employed abroad should it
become necessary to administer outside dependencies. It
is in the power and right of Congress to devise any sort
of system that may apply to the conditions of such de
pendencies, and this power is in nowise limited by the
national constitution nor does its application Involve
any modification of our domestic system.— San Francisco
We condemn the Porto KIcan tariff recently enacted
by the present Republican Congress- as a bold and open
violation of the nation's organic law.
We are unalterably opposed to Imperialism In any
We extend to the people of the South African repub
lics our sympathy in their heroic struggle to preserve
their national integrity "and to vindicate the immutable
principle that governments derive their just powers from
the consent of.the governed, and we therefore condemn
the present Republican administration for its unfriendly
attitude toward- those republics. — Democratic platform.
The dear old "landmarks.'* The picked "monarchical
hazards." The abominable "schemes of Imperialism."
These are the familiar commonplaces of the superior
person doing duty in the muddy vesture of pomposity;
but after all, calling: names, even names of many sylla
bles, is not argument. Let us examine the adjectives.
The most remarkable example In the history of the world
of the assumption of such hazards is furnished by Eng
land, and in faith England has prospered indifferently
well under all that load of "monarchical hazards." The
fact that England's institutions are as free and as dem
ocratic as our own; the fact that the EngUsh nation is
the most powerful and the most enlightened in the Old
World, despite its "schemes of Imperialism"; these facts
and others like them, do not appear to affect the
prophetic vision of the "superior person.' 1 — San Francisco
We congratulate the Democracy upon the selection
of W. R. Hearst to be president of the National Associa
tion of Democratic Clubs, and we heartily commend the
abla efforts of his two journals, the San Francisco Ex
aminer and the New York Journal, In advocating Demo
cratic principles.— Democratic platform.
Now we would like to know just what the Califor
nia Democracy thinks of itself. Sillybilly screeched
and screamed for taking Porto Rico and the Philip
pines and nailing the flag there by conquest. He.
scouted any constitutional limitation upon Congress
and the executive in governing these dependencies, by
any system best fitted to each. He denounced all
men who feared imperialism and quoted Great Brit
ain's example as one worthy of our imitation, and
boasted that her institutions are as free and demo
cratic as our own, and all this the Democratic conr
vention at Sacramento calls "able efforts in advocat
ing Democratic principles."
The Call offers its columns to any Democrat who
thinks he is able to- say just what the Democracy of
California thinks of itself for condemning in a Repub
lican administration just what it indorses as able ad
vocacy of Democratic principles in Sillybilly's news-
We doubt if there can be found in the history of
politics an equal case of contradiction, inconsistency
and folly; and again we ask. What does the Califor
nia Democracy think that it thinks of itself?
THE SAW Jj itiiJSTCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1900.
TO THE PUBLIC!
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