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Old Sam Jones sized up the situation about right in
saying that in entering upon a contest with the Re
publicans" this year the Bryanites would be "in it'\
just about as much as "a pig pen in a cyclone,"'
It is stated that the allied powers have agreed to
send an army of 80,000 men to conquer China, but as
yet no one appears to have made calculations as to
how many men will be needed to keep it conquered.
After the nominating conventions are over it is to
be hoped the politicians will be wise enough to give
the people a rest before beginning the parades and
the stump speeches. There is no need of a long cam
paign of education this year, as voters have learned
by experience which party means prosperity and
which means- disaster.
Editor Call: The death of Colonel
James Madison McNulty at Santa Bar-'
bara June 23, 1900, seems to deserve more
than passing notice, as he was for nearly
forty years a prominent man In our com
munity. He was born 'in Chemung Coun
ty, New York, September 17, 1S26. Stud
ied medicine and soon after graduation
•removed to San Francisco, where he prac
ticed his profession until the breaking out
of the war in 1S61. He at once tendered
his services, and after passing an ex
amination was commissioned as surgeon
of the First Regiment of California Vol
unteer Infantry August 15, 1S61. He was
ordered to report to General Carleton in
Southern California and with the Cali
fornia column made the famous march
from Drum Barracks (San Pedro, Cal.)
across the deserts of California, Arizona
and New Mexico, one of the most won
derful marches in history, and his report
of this campaign made by order of Gen
eral Carleton and published in the "Re
bellion Records" Is a complete and ex
haustive record of the services of the vol
unteer soldiers of our State who were on
duty with this army. He was promoted
to be major and surgeon, United States
Volunteers, February 19, 1S63, and remain
ed on duty in the Department- of New
Mexico as chief medical officer until Sep
tember. 1S64. -.when he was ordered to the
Army of the Potomac and assigned to
duty as surgeon in chief, First Division
Second Army Corps, and was promoted
to be medical director of the Second
Army Corps, then in front of 'Petersburg.
Va., November 6. 1SS4.
He participated in all the xampaigns
and engagements of the Second Army
Corps from October, 1S64, until he resigned
February 15, 1SC5.
He was brevetted lieutenant colonel for
faithful and meritorious services as medi
cal director, Department of New Mexico,
and colonel for »gallant and distinguished
service as medical director of the Second
Army Corps.
Returning to San Francisco, he re
sumed the practice of his profession and
for nearly twenty years was recognized
as one of the first physicians of this city.
I Borne fifteen: years ago. he was compelled
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DEATH OF COL JAML^ M NcNULTY
NOTES AND CERTIFICATES— A. II..
"Woody. Kern County, Cal. Under the
present monetary system of the United
States gold certificates, silver certificate*
and national bank notes are not legal
tender. Gold certificates are receivable
for all public dues, exchangeable for gola
coin at the treasury or any other moneys
and are redeemable in gold .coin at the
treasury. Silver certificates are receiva
ble for all public dues, exchangeable for
silver dollars . or smaller coins at the
treasury and redeemable in silver dollars.
National bank notes are receivable for nil
dues except duties on imports and inter
est on the public debt: they are exchange
able for silver and minor coins and are
redeemable in "lawful money" at the
treasury or bank of issue.
MOTHER SHIPTON— D.. City. The
words of Mother Shlpton's prophecy can
bo found In Answers to Correspondents in
the issue of The Call December 13. 1S97.
The files of that date can be consults
at the Free Public Library. Mother Ship,
tor lived from 14S6 to 2361, and gainei
local fame in Yorkshire. England, dur
ing the reign of Henry VIII. After her
death collections of her prophecies ap
peared, the most "Important" of Mi-m
being the one announcing that the world
would come to an end in 1SS1. This w.uj
issued in a collection by Charles Hind'ev
of Brighton, England, in 1S62. who claim
ed to have collated the prophecies from
the writings of Mother Shipton. In 1S73
the compiler of the prophecies admitted
that ne had written the end of th« world
prophecy In order to create a sale to- his
l>°«' .
In the Divorce Court.
Judge Bahrs has granted Ida Carson a
divorce from George Carson on the
grourfd of willful neglect. Suits for divorce
have been filed by M. Lorton against
Frank Lorton for cruelty; Sallle L. Hum
?hreys against Alexander Humphreys for
allure to provide, and Mary F Glynn
against James W. Glynn same cause. •
City's Licenss Collections.
The collection in th© license offlce for
FIVE-DOLLAR PIECES— A Reader,
Clt>. No premium is offered for a & gold
piece of 1S37.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Will Address Young Men.
Rev. J. George Gibson will address the
service for young men at the Young
Men's Christian Association building this
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The subject of his
sermon will be, "Father. Forgive Them
for They Know Not What They Do."
Public Improvement Central Club
Adopts Resolutions Complimen
tary to the Ordinance.
The Public Improvement Central Club
yesterday forwarded the following reso
lution to the Board of Supervisors, ap
proving the passage of the ordinance lim
iting fences to ten feet in height:
"Wherea9, the Board of Supervisors has
taken such quick and laudable action in
passing an ordinance relating to the re
moval of high fences and establishing a
law that no fences he allowed higher
than ten feet after July 1. 1901. Now.
therefore, be It
"Resolved. That the thanks of the mu
nicipality in general and this body in par
ticular is due to the honorable board, and
this resolution be spread on the minutes
of this club."
LIMITING OF FENCES
TO TEN FEET APPROVED
Captain N. J. "Watson of Pittsburg,
Kans.. who fought with the Kansas Vol
unteers in the Philippines and who, after
they were mustered out. Joined one of the
new volunteer regiments, arrived on the
Sumner yesterday with his wife and they
are at the Occidental. Captain Watson
lost his right leg below the knee in his
last campaign, during which he was dis
tinguished for his bravery. He Is now go
ing home to recuperate.
Lieutenants Peter Bortch and C. O.
Hastings, Signal Corps, U. S. V., and
Acting Assistant Surgeon H. H. Van
Kirk are at the Langham, en route to
Manila. J-V
R. H. Herron, a wealthy oil man of Los
Angeles, and William Pridham, printer
and bookbinder of the same city, are reg
istered at the Palace.
Colonel Victor D. Duboce. who has been
seriously sick with fever acquired during
his stay In the Philippines, is slowly re
gaining' health.
Dr. D. M. Lindsay and wife of Salt Lake
are at the Palace.
R. E. Hyde, a banker of Visalla, and
his wife are. at the Palace. .
PERSONAL MENTION.
the three months of the fiscal year Just
ended amount to $107,221 73, divided as fol
lows: April, $44.«94; May. $31.235 73: June
$31.2f<6.' Durlnj? the same quarter last year
the collections ag-jrrepatecl J122.S09 75. Chief
Deputy Levy expressed the opinion that
over $"i00,000 in licenses would be collected
during the next fiscal year.
by rheumatism contracted In the army to
remove to Santa Barbara, where he lived
quietly until his death.
\V. R. SMEDBERG.
San Francisco, June SO, 1900.
\ Let us disregard, as does Mr. Spencer, the man
I who. as the poet and the ichthyologist, is born with
j so decided a bent in one direction that no curriculum
J can turn him in any other; he will develop in his
own way. But for all others certain subjects are
surely of primary importance, and to the acquisition
of at least the elements of these the student should b;
required to devote the first two years of his college
course. First in importance must come biology, or
the science of life, which includes, of course, hygiene
and physiology: this is no less necessary for eirls
Most boys who go to college are not "real stu
dents"; they know too little of life, too little of the
comparative values of different kinds of knowledge to
be able to answer Mr. Spencer's famous query, What
knowledge is of most worth? This is a question
which in its early stages should be answered for them
by those who have studied the science of education,
and the editor of the Cosmopolitan is quite right
when he declares that President Jordan's article docs
not answer this question at all. Yet it surely is an
swerable, unless we ire to confess that the world has
learned nothing about education between the time of
Plato and the time of. Jordan. V ;
The common meaning of "advanced studies" in a
modern American university is studies among, which
the student is allowed to choose after he has com
pleted his sophomore year — that is, after he has mas
tered those elementary subjects which are, properly
speaking, not university work at all. If. this is Presi
dent Jordan's meaning for "advanced," we fully
agree with him. for the young man of twenty who has
been two years in college and finds himself unable to
decide upon a specialty should at once retire
from the university If by "advanced" Presi
dent Jordan means all college studies, we cannot
think that he is wise in declaring that a prearranged
course of studies for the first two years is "an affront
to the mind of the real student."
WHfll SHflLU THE COLLEGE TE^CH?
I : N his of Herbert Spencers Essay
oh : Education" (July Cosmopolitan)' President
Jordan points out what progress- has been- made
since the publication, sqme^forty years ago, of; that
epoch-making little book and adds two gener^lizav
tions not without value. The first of these is that the
curriculum Spencer advocates is evidently planned for
the average cultivated man /and overlooks the needs
of the exceptional man— the man, for instance, 'Hvho
is born to minister to the esthetic feelings of others
and to those alone.-' For such a man the road to cul
ture may be found to be almost entirely within the
confines of the old classical curriculum. The second
generalization is thai '"each course of study must bs
individual," and that "any prearranged course of ad
vanced study is an affront to the mind of the real
student." This statement must stand or fall according
to the interpretation you give to the word "ad
vanced." Nowhere in the course of his article does
President Jordan say just what he means by "ad
vanced study."
Thus with chivalry and with religion, no less thair
with patriotism and with valor, he dij his work in
life and served his country with heart and soul as
well as with hand and brain. Of such a man a nation
may be justly proud. C^irtyle has truly said: "God
fearing armies are ever the best of armies." So long
as such men as. Philip are ready to serve the republic
in arms there will be no danger that we shall suffer
defeat or that we shall disgrace our cause by inhuman
ity or by foolish exultation and vain pride in the hour
of victory. Philip merits the immortality that Eng
lish memory has conferjfcd upon Sidney for his chivai
ric thoughtfulness of others on the field of battle, and
among the utterances of great Americans which we
are proudest to recall should be those which at San
tiago gave to the world an illustration of the char
acter of this stainless ?nd noble soul.
A moment later, when all was over and the com
plete victory of the Americans with almost no loss
was made evident, Captain Philip assembled his men
upon the deck and said to them: "I wish to make
public acknowledgment here that I believe in God,
the Father Almighty. I wish you all, officers and
men, to lift your hats and from your hearts offer si
lent thanks to God.".
REAR ADMIRAL PHILIP.
BY the death of Rear Admiral Philip the republic
loses a hero who has added to the honor of the
American navy and given a new example of
noble life to excite : the emulation of aspiring youth.
Philip was one of thbse men who have carried into
\Var tlie sentiments of chivalry: and the devotion of re
ligion. His nature was singularly fine, and history has
tip record of a gentler or braver man in all her annals
Of War. :¦'-,' ¦¦:.¦¦;: •: :¦¦•¦¦-. ¦¦¦:¦¦ ¦','¦"'¦
•Thei character of the man;; was illustrated by his
valor and; seamanship during the battle of Santiago,
and by his words and actions at the close. His ship,
the Texas, was; one of the foremost in the fight, and
he himself was distinguished by his cool courage at
every period of the conflict. Courage and coolness in
moments of danger and responsibility are, however,
not rare in war. The superiority of Philip over the
mass of fighting men was shown when the victory
came. As the Spanish ships lay broken and wrecked
on the shore, and their officers came up to surrender,
Philip turned to his exultant crew with the words:
"Don't cheer, boys; the poor fellows are dying."
That was one of the sublimest utterances ever heard
upon a battlefield, and attests the chivalric humanity
of the brave man who spoke it. •
In his periods of attitude and platitude Colonel
Bryan has been in th^hnbit of conveying his idea of
Republican decadence by inviting his audience to take
the dizzy fall from Lincoln to Mark Hanna. Without
stopping to defend Hanna, for he is very handy at
that himself, it may bs said that his fortune was made
in legitimate business, in adventure upon great en
terprises that employed labor and paid wages. Not a
nickel made in politics can be traced to him, and he
took to politics only after his supremacy in the busi
ness world had been acquired. Mr. Croker is a very
rich man. His millions surely outnumber Hanna's.
He has not for years followed, any legitimate busi
ress, and when he ceased to engage in any open and
honorable occupation he was poor. He had not even
by lucky irrvesmient of a little honestly earned money
laid a foundation of fortune. He quit business and
went intp politics. Every dollar of his vast fortune
has been' acquired in the expert manipulation of the
money of the taxpayers, or by the toll taken out of
vice and virtue impartially by the Tammany machine.
He is not known to have any legitimate investment
1 • t- V 11.
in a business that employs labor and pays wages.
Having been diligent in the business of tithing drunk
enness. , shame and crime, he desired to stand before
kinss srtd not before mean men. So he bought an
estate and a racing: stable in England, where with
horses and hounds he lives like a lord, onlv visitini
this country when it becomes necessary to dictate the
action .of the Democratic party, which is the cat he
has' used' to pull out of the fire his abundant store
Now we wish to irivite the mention of Colonel
Bryan to the fall from JcfTer«on to Dick Croker. It
is so profound and from such a height to such a
depth that the stoutcft paracRute will be in rags be
tween the ftart :,nd finish. Every dollar of Crokcr's
million* has on it the tears of shame, the curses of the
criminal or the sweat of the taxpayer. The Demo
cratic party has been trained to do his lifting as
that nice old gentleman, Mr. Fagin. trained Oliver
We suppose there are moments when Colonel
F.yran rests from his labor of carrying his whole be-
Ic ved Country on his brick and lays the United States
down, as a mother does her baby. If such moment3
there be. will Colonel Bryan, while he keeps the flies
ail the mewlinj? and puking republic, please tell us
what he thinks of the contrast between Thomas Jef
ferson and Dick Croker? We may then judge of the
degeneracy of a party that has declined from the
statesman who founded it to the boss who drives it
as he docs one of his English coach horses.
Since thut landing of the boss of all bosses there
has been nothing in sight but Bryan's nomination.
Before that even the boy orator himself saw a sec
ond nomination only through a glass darkly. Since
then he h;is seen it t'ace to. face, and with his natural
eye.
For the first time, in many a year the party is en
tirely in the hands of Tammany. Croker has reached
a position of national boss to which Tweed and John
KeHy aspired. in vain. In their day the Democracy
was fractious and skittish, and shied from Tammany
control. It had in it the fierce spirit of Tilden, who
ran Tammany out of New York and hunted Tweed
i.r ¦¦-.:¦'. the world and brought him back to prison and
to punishment; But that spirit has faded out, and a
man more offensive than Tweed, albeit a neater
looter and rr.ore artistic lifter of the dividends of po
litical management, is accepted without qualm or
question as the boss.
7" HE Democratic campaign has one man
aging director, one boss. True, there 15
a National Committee, and Senator Jones
is, and is to be, its chairman. But the real
directing intelligence is Richard Croker.
He has dictated Tammany's support of Colonel
Uryan for the nomination, and is the director
general of the party. Nothing is dorre until Mr.
Crofciar is heard from. It was supposed last year that
he would oppose Bryan, and the Saratoga conference
»as called to groom *nd bring out another candidate.
It was timed to meet on Mr. Croker's arrival in New
York, on a visit from his estate in England. The
gi^2 :'- ¦;:; arrived and shouted for Bryan as soon as
:::.- foot touched his American estate, which is the
city of New York and all that therein is. The Sara
toga conference adjourned without day and left no
mark to indicate thai it ever had been at all.
JEFFERSON CROKER.
I have been to see "The
\ and how I like It you
\A would know? I will tell you.
¥ TheplaV Itself— you : know of It?
I Very foolish It is. I think, pretty
certainly; but not a wonderful
American drama of wild love, nor
• • : ; yet heroic ; story of
• ' • : -i Japanese samurai or
_, .'¦ hidd en passion.
—^J^TST/I What is tt? It is
A^C^^ti*^' -topi j s h American
fc£^:B.-r^'y_y ideas masquerading
In not-fitting garb
-¦¦^3^ ilC * °* Japanese scenor
.frvA^ySS?"* ¦ les for nonsensical
J^i^yi-*^*^-' amusement of even-
U Ki&?\* » n &- Yes. It is cer-
Ji^?^~\ talnly amusing.
M.$+4 I lau^h to see the
iXcitir Chinaman. He is as
H 4^**S one from the street.
&§£» And the Marquis
*S$*sf Imari is good come
jWif^v/ dlan as Kawakaml
al»vA i 3 .'with us. But
ilv*V^i™t« those actresses ap
•I \\!<£ iSfiJilSJ^, pearlng in Japanese
k\v^\''V^^''^W' dress are horrible,
VwSv^*!:^"^^* indeed. Their ki-
mono is put on like
c J^*^!^^r tf wrapping paper on
r a rough parcel. It Is
\ Hke unsewed cloth.
¦ y-.-.-'.;-';'-.':-;:::V.Vv:ii>::/ They know not at
— '¦'"¦ '.'- — - all how :to wear It.
Studied and severe
Is every fold of Jap
anese maiden's dress; it speaks of fine
formality, polished beauty. And so.
too, her dressing of the hair. The hair
of these actresses of Geisha has not any
Japanese style or beauty about it; it is I
very poor Imitation. American hairdress- J
Ing Is natural— so natural as a summer j
cloud. It speaks of highest freedom, care- 1
less gracefulness, sweet passion— while
Japanese shows slavish ceremony, pol
ished machine-made beauty and graceful
coldness. The former 13 the plain, demo
cratic country's expression, while the lat
ter Is the romantic kingdom's. I say not
which is better, but Japanese straight,
;. ... ;¦• raven-black hair is
hardly suitable for
-r.. the wildly beautiful
O a/C — S»e— TL_ fashion of lady blue
'^K'^^rC^ e > ed and rose-faced,
*CVWJL3?V-^ but If one play
; geisha girl must
vj«v Iook like geisha girl,
¦ 7y*?J& I think, and make
I v*?-^"^ nalr a11 tne same.
t -Vl^*ri American lady ar
-Mw^r'^ ranges quickly and
'**&/- j roughly her hair
'*S*£> l i~\ I with pins, as for
; Y*»«5>1 roast beef, while
r ; /ySsalflrw Japanese xnusme ties
• //.\?ViA^». strictly and care
/v5«f*K*3l fully Jier hair with
M'TVlifZO string. "How hair
tylSd&f looks" is the first
7[c\t&\ thing and last In
V7"2S s ft^»\ mind of Japanese
/M^j£'vJ musme. These act-
Ny^l? j, ' ; ress^s of geisha
Ci. must think of that.
~\ %e £P' ; j And how they
t '¦ || move! As Japanese
'•^¦•¦"•;-'v*.v.':.: ; ':-'-'--yc>'-!i geisha, trained from
' ' baby girl to move
like music, like
flower in the wind,
like butterfly In air, with sweet looks of
child, of woman, of angel? American says
"nit" when he means very much "no." I
say It! American girl has not learned to
look down; she looks at all the world as a
bright morning, without veil or mystery.
Cast down your eyes sometimes, dear
American lady, as evening shadows over
beautiful scene; it is good that man won-
ders a little what is under the. long eye
lashes. Try it, geisha of the Tlvoll, to
make truer the picture of Japan.
But how I admire American music, and
wonderful, indeed, Is the voice culture ol
Americans! It is the song of spring 1 rain,
sweeping river, the
whispering of moun
1 tain winds, the fine.
/2j, i^^*—-^^ clear, high voice of
Va^^^St^n birds-goodness, how
-. ¦ wonderful: It !a
true, I think, when
_£^^«^~ Am© r 1 c a n geisha
g&jrCz&m. I sings, absurd ~*iair
s&w'jin and dress does not
"s'f**-p : *^t matter; it Is lovely
t c ( * J &f' poem. Jap a n e s %
VfK^V?' singers hardly un-
V\\£>?. derstand what tru9
f^^K i '^M^\ voice is. I hear F"u-
' Sita at Tokio and—
//! \&&(J I and— like a. cat, Mke
//k^^ ( 'I donkeys, like little
¦/ R '¦ S N^te^jl pie3 are tn ey. I
Vv ;; te;Vrw '7^ laugh always to sea
vA^VV^ 4 .\$-w J a P a n e s e singer's
VK^-^'AT painful face. Oh.
i vk^Cs/W' :; how hard he works!
Dig out his song,
2 «P't It from him,
T" Mia/ groan and howl as if
<, . greatly pained — you
"••;"•• •••••.'•:--Vr'.v:''f-'.v:V'. ; -ll sound crazy to
American 'ears. It la
true! O my coun
trymen, come to
America and fight a thousand years to
free the captive song-angel in Japanese
throat-prisons!
The music of "The Geisha" Is far away,
like Nipponese music. The violin seems
sometimes samlsen or koto, yet much
American mu3ic I like better. The "Tea
garden" is good enough picture. I like It
That Is all.
By Yone NoguchI,
After a Study of the Play.
What Americans Really Know
About Bewitching Geishas
Moreover, it is to be borne in mind that most of
the buildings in Chinatown are overcrowded. If that
be stopped a considerable number of the Chinese will
have to move out of that district. Thus an emigra
tion from the quarter will have been begun without
anv resort to extraordinary means to bring it about.
When once begun the drift of the race will be to the
new quarter,; and little by little old Chinatown will
disappear of. itself. ¦' " : :
.; Be,thatvas it itiay, the immediate work imposed
upon the authorities is that of cleaning up Chinatown
ss it stands and the enforcement within its limits of
every ordinance of the city. AVe have now in session
a new Grand Jury. To that body the people have a
right to look for earnest work in the direction of this
reform. The jury should make a comprehensive and
a thorough inspection of Chinatown, and should re
port every violation of the law which may come un
der notice. That- is; the duty! of the time. If the
Grand Jury fail in its work it may be necessary to re
sort to a committee of citizens, but it is hardly likely
the Grand Jury will fail. The violations of law are
too gross and flagrant to be hidden from an honest
inspection, and with popular sentiment aroused as it
is now no member of the jury, however partial he
may be to some of thewealthy property-owners of the
j locality, would venture upon whitewashing a violation
of the: law when making a report upon the situation.
The Chinatown nuisance is made up of a host of
violations of law. If the owners of property in the
district be compelled to have their buildings put in
proper repair, supplied with adequate plumbing, sewer
connections and fire escapes/kept clean and well ven
tilated, and free from overcrowding either above
ground or below ground, much of the Chinatown
nuisance Will be abated. It is fairly certain that many
of the old rookeries; in Chinatown would not be
profitable to their wealthy owners if the city ordi
nances were enforced in that district as in other lo
calities^ and consequently the enforcement of the law
would compel' the owners of such buildings either to
tear them down and erect better structures, or else
make extensive repairs upon them\^
I ; ULL justification is to be found in Chinatown
I . ; for the project of those who favor the removal
- ¦ of; the Chinese from that locality, and should it
ever become necessary to enter upon the achieve
ment of the project there will not be lacking popu
lar support to sustain it. At present, however, it is
not needed. There is: a simpler remedy which if thor
oughly tried may prove sufficient to eliminate : the
evils of which the public complain. That remedy
it is in the power of the municipal authorities to ap
ply. It is nothing more than the enforcement of the
health ordinances of the city.
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SUN DAY JULY i, 1900
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than for boys. To this should be added the elements
of physics and of chemistry, for the man who knows
nothing of the transferences and the composition of
forces knows not what kind of a God's universe he
lives in; he will never realize, as it should be real
ized, the inevitableness of cause and effect, and he will
be in perpetual danger of mistaking for truth the
poetic fictions of half-thinkers. Enough mathematics
to develop in him the idea of necessary relation the
.boy must also be given, together with training in
French or German and in his own language, literature
and history.
: A boy who faithfully follows — or can be made to
follow— such a course of study for two years knows
where he stands in the intellectual world; he is then
fit to choose his advanced study or specialty; he is
hardly fit before. If he finds the curriculum as here
sketched hard or distasteful, that simply means that
he has not i braiins enough to take a higher education,
and that he had better desist from the attempt to get
one. .¦¦ : ; .'¦ .¦¦. ; ':¦¦ '¦. . ¦''.¦'¦ •>¦••.•.¦¦ ¦ ; • : ; .-' ; . . •.
The donors of the ' wines- given to them for hos
pitable use are doubly despoiled, since their pro
ducts are injuriously discredited and the money is
taken from .their pockets t6 buy foreign Ayines- tp
grace an official banquet and supply guzzle for official
throats.. '¦'- ' ¦"- ¦ • '¦!'. ' ¦¦' .;.'. -• - '
We regard the action of the commission as inflict
ing a deeper injury; than the exclusion of bur wines
f;om competition, since it is their official indorsement
of a most prejudiced end harmful judgment.
When one thinks of it, there is a feeling of wonder
that the Commissioners do not .snub the Fourth of
July, instead of celebrating it, .It is quite an Ameri
can institution, and should take its chances with the
American products which have been ruled out by the
officers sent there to see that they have a fair chance
in the world's competition and under the world's eye.
We do : not ¦ wish to be understood as attaching
blame to Mr. de Young. He was the guest of the
California Commission, and of course had to eat hay
and drink stump water if the Commissioners set it be
fore him. v . \< ¦¦*
How can the State expect any different treatment
from what it is getting at the exposition, when its offi
cial representatives snub its own products and piitits
wines on the swill list, instead of giving them place ; on
the bill of fare at their official functions? : ¦. ;.
Of course our taxpayers and wine-growers will feel
like leapfrogging each other to pay for a Fourth of
July spread in which California wines will be discred
ited by this remarkable commission. ¦¦¦'¦ . :,
Indeed, the commission seems to have officially ac
quiesced in the condemnation of our wines. It was
furnished with a complete variety of wine in large
quantities, to be used in private and official hospital
ity. The only official function of which we have no
tice, in which our commission has been the host, was
an elaborate banquet given to Commissioner M. H.
dc Young. A copy of the highly illuminated menu
has been received. The affair was at the Hotel Ritz,
on June 6. The menu was gotten up as a souvenir,
and the banquet was at the expense, of this State, paid
for out of the $130,000 appropriated for the use of this
commission. In the menu is the list of wines used at
the feast and paid for by the taxpayers^ of this St^te,
and there is not a single California wine in the lot!
Our wines have heretofore been shown in interna
tional expositions and have had award? certifying
their high merits. They are now better ilian ever.
The industry is older. The vintage is better under
stood. The industry has now embarked in it the capi
tal necessary to carry our wines to proper bottling
age, and they reach the market in better form than
ever. But, by submission to intrigue, or inattention
to duty, they have been excluded from competition,
and are put of the lunning entirely. The pretext
upon which this has been done is that they bear
French names. Therefore our apricots and prunes
should be ruled out because they go under the same
name as apricots and prunes produced elsewhere. It
might have occurred to some one in our sumptuous
outfit of Commissioners that they bear French names
btcause our vineyards have been planted from French
stock, which has retained the names borne in France.
The presence of a wine expert like Charles Wctmore
or Captain Niebaum or Mr. Rossi would have been
felt beneficially by this State. But none such was
present. It is noted by returned visitors to Paris that
in many other respects we have got the worst of it
in the management of our affairs by the commission.
We will celebrate the Fourth of July at home and the
commission can do the star-spangled act in Paris, if
some one does not forbid its use of "Old Glory," be
cause its stars and stripes are the same color as the
French tricolor, in which event we suppose it will
submit as it has to every other encroachment offered.
We decline to contribute to this festive occasion in
the French capital. California has not fared so well
at the hands of the State and Federal Commission as
to induce a festive feeling at such long range.
THE California Commission to the Paris Expo
sition calls upon the newspapers to contribute
money toward a Fourth of July celebration in
Paris, under its auspices. ' •
THE FOURTH IN P0RIS.
Miss Hobbs' Power of Ratiocination
Michael and His Lost Angel.
By L. Du Pont Syle.
--* N the third act of Jerome's play. "Miss Hobbs the hero
W reads the heroine a lecture on • the : "Whole Duty of
H Woman" that might have been drawn from the Data .01
1 Ethics" of Herbert Spencer, and that certainly would ha\e
I saturated with delight the soul of that sympathetic old
¦• bachelor. Without reservation woman is told that net
highest duty is to be found In the rearing of children, ana
It is taken for granted that in the exercise of this ao-ca»ea
highest duty she will find also her highest pleasure. This last
supposition, bo It noted, is one that commands a wider assent
from men than from women. In this: age good and intelligent
women abound to whom the rearing of children does not appeal
as the whole duty of woman and to whom the prospect thereof
afforflsT little or no pleasure. Such women commonly remain
unmarried, and who shall say for them that they have not
chosen the better part? Although they could not express it as
well as did Karon Verulam. they probably give at least a half
hearted assent to the cruel half-truth In which that worthy
has declared that "wives are young ntfen's mistresses, compan
ions for middle age and old men's nurses." If Miss Hobbs had
known enough to quote this understanding^ in reply to Mr.
Kingsearl's exhortations to cease her "chatter about art" I
think that young man. judged by the evident limitation of his
own ideas, would have been at a loss for a reply. But Miss
Hobbs had clearly never thought seriously upon the woman
question, for her deepest convictions are shaken by the rude
breath ascending from an uncookable mutton chop and the
shattering of her faith in coffee as a powder drives her for sup
port to the manly breast of the hero, who revealed to her that
coffee is a berry.
This is pretty fair farce, Mr. Jerome, but pray don t call it
comedy.
• • • • • • ? •• ?
Much of the Ibsen drama is a protest against the Spencer-
Jerome statement of the "Whole Duty of Woman." Ibsen is
never weary of proclaiming and Bernard Shaw of echoing that
a woman has a duty to herself as well as to her husband and
her children. This truth has been so little recognized hereto
fore that perhaps the overemphasis of these zealots is neces
sary to make men realize that when they make women what
Bacon describes them they make them slaves, and that where
slavery is there can be no true love.
• ' ' • ". •' • } •¦•¦•:• : • ' ' * ' * ¦ "¦ *.:':. ',i'-
Mr. Lionel Strachey (Frank Leslie's for July) quotes the fol
lowing description by an eyewitness of the first night of Ros
tand's "L'Aiglon." "Victorien Sardou, after the third act. threw
himself Into the arms of Rostand and kissed him. Coque'.In ran
up to Sarah's loge aridembraced her. M. Casimir-Perier. ex-Presl
dent of the French republic, accentuated his congratulations by
nreselne his IIds to Sarahs hand, ao am iusu me ><;n..»«
Generaf SauJer ." Then follow the names of seven other dis
tinguished gentlemen who kissed Mme. Bernhardt. „„.,_
To us cold-blooded Saxons the actors in such a scene app«ar
ridiculous, and we think with inward satisfaction of how dif
ferently we would have behaved on such an occasion. But
in luch inatters nothing i3 really absolute, everything is com
parative: manners, customs and beliefs to us commendable and
sometimes even sacred, to others appear as ridiculous as do
hdrs to us. For instance, more than three thousam 1 years ago
experience had taught the Aryan races and a portion of the
Semitic that murder, adultery and false witness are crimes of
the first magnitude, which should be punished with the severest
penalties of the law; yet not many years aco a divined
Arabian chUf tain (living not far from Mount Sinai •) assured
Mr Palgrave (Spencer. "Study of Sociology." chapter XII)
Sat in his opinion God is merciful and forgiving toward those
crimes which he (the chieftain) regarded as "merely Utth.
sinT" He then added with the utmost seriousness that there
v ere only two really {Treat sins-polytheism and-smoklng! If
Abd-el-Karecm be right, how many of the human race la
course of justice shall see salvation? Respectfully referred to
Bishop Cranston.
One of the worst features of our long-run system la that a
play which is to fit into that system must make a hit within the
nrst week or be quickly shelved. This is not a fair test of the
quality of a play, for half a dozen circumstances beyond the
author's control may cause a play worth many representations
to produce a poor effect on the first night. Many a good play
has been fost to the stage either through the actors' Incapacity
to grasp the author's character conceptions or to express those
conceptions when grasped. Many a good play has .ailed
through being produced at the wrong time or at an unsuitable
theater or before an audience incapable of appreciating what
* a some such misfortune or combination of misfortunes must
have befallen Henry Arthur Jones' play. "Michael and His
Lost Angel." one of the most touching and poetical tragedies
of modern times. This play was produced at the Lyceum The
ater. London, some three or four years ago and rail only ten
nights. No satisfactory explanation of its sudden withdrawal
has ever come to my notice, and Mr. Jones' hope that he may
again introduce it to the English public under happier auspices
has never so far as I can discover been realized.
Here is a chance for Mr. Miller. The part of Michael
Faversham is a better part than that of Sydney Carton good
as that is. and the part of Audrie Lesden offers to an emotional
actress however talented a psychological study that will tax
her powers to the utmost.
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