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The Sketch draws attention to the fact
that there has been no notice In any Eng
lish journal of the remarkable life of the
Prince Imperial which was recently pub
lished In France. "The author," says the
Sketch, "had the audacity to combine a
kind of drama with biography." The
book Is a dialogue, -with a running com
mentary. It reproduces, for Instance, a
conversation which is supposed to be ex
changed between father and son on the
battlefield of Saarbrucken at the begin
ning of the Franco-Prussian War.
It dramatizes a scene in a miserable Inn
in the Ardennes, where the fugitive Prince
enters for a moment with Duperre, who
is conducting him out of France. The
writer rises to the supreme height .of sen
sationalism when he represents Imagin
ary conversations between the unfortu
nate Prince and the equally unfortunate
Charlotte Watkins on her daily journeys
between Woolwich and London. It is not
a pleasant book to read, especially when
Its author deals with the tragedy in Zu
Miss Marie Corelll is one of those who
suffer mest from the penalty of great
ness. Like other leading lights in litera
ture and in politics, she has her enemies
who refuse to leave her alone in the se
clusion for which she yearns. One of the
bitterest attacks ever made upon her haa
been that for which she is most unjustly
accused — namely, the publication of her
geography In a series of biographies of
eminent people which she has been ac
cused by certain irresponsible writers of
having published as an advertisement of
herself. Now, nothing could have been
more unjust, for if ever any person de
sired to live a- retired life, with only Inti
mate friends around her, it is Miss Co
She could not even have a photograph
taken lest it might be seized upon by
some one for publication in some Illus
trated masrazine or paper.
Writing to the Dally Chronicle, Miss
Corelli in defense says she is at present
the recipient of daily Insult from various
quarters on account of that small btjou
biography which was published In a com
panion volume to those on the King, Lord
Roberts, Lord Kitchener and others.
"Have any of these." she pertinently
asks, "been accused of writing their own
biographies for purpose of advertise
ment?" But that libel is being freely cir
culated about herself. As a matter of
fact, she made every effort to prevent,
that biography being published. She adds
that the publisher himself can confirm
the statement. On" asking a solicitor's ad
vice on the subject she was told that un
less the biography contained something
false and libelous she could not success
fully take exception to It in any court of
I It has been generally supposed that
"The Aristocrats" owed its conception to
the sudden craze for epistolary fiction.
As a matter of fact. I hear that Mrs.
Atherton'3 book was In the hands of tha
publishers last September. The story was,
I believe, issued anonymously, becauso
all of Mrs. Atherton's work has been re
ceived with a certain amount of abuse In
America, and she wished the work to
stand the test of unbiased criticism.
It may be guessed, then, with what rel
ish she found the newspapers which had
been most consistent in denouncing her
were loudest In their praise of "The Aris
Everybody has heard of that remarka
ble woman, the" Empress Dowager of
China, but not, perhaps, her name. It is
Yehonala. Georffe Lynch, who -was with
the allies in China, mentions it in his
forthcoming book- He thinks Yehonala
the most marvelous woman in the world,
and the Chinese not the least remarkable
nation. Mr. Lynch makes no pretense to
erudite knowledge. He thinks the Chi
nese were to blame, but he seeks to sec
out their case fairly. He offers an ac
count, "disjointed, lopsided, incomplete,"
of much that appeared to him as a "for
eign devil" during the recent conflict of
China with Western civilization. It ia
really a notebook, as its title implies.
. A book that will probably throw a flood
of light on the childhood of Queen Vic
toria is premised for early publication.
The volume Is being prepared by Mrs.
Gerald Gurney, the granddaughter of the
late Bishop Bloomfleld, one of the late
Queen's early advisers. She haa had
placed In her possession for purposes of
the work a number of exceedingly Inter
esting letters written by the Duchess cf
Kent and other personages connected
with the Queen's girlhood. Mrs. Gurney
is the wife of a well known London actor
and is the niece of Sir Arthur Bloomfield.
the famous architect. Mrs. Gurney's pre
vious efforts in literature have not been
ambitious, but she is the author of the
words of the pathetic hymn, "Oh, Perfect
SUMMER RATES at Hotel del Coronado.
Coronado Beach, Cal.. effective after April 15;
$60 for round trip, including 15 days at hotel,
pacific Coast S. S. Co., 1 New 'Montgomery st.
Somehow or, other the Schley court of inquiry ap
pears "to have lost Historian Maclay in the shuffle,
but' he hasn't been missed mucru % ~&i£&;
Clara Morris, who some time ago'retired from the
stage and announced 1 an intention to betake herself
to literature, has now decided to make a lecture tour.
It seems a sure thing" that vaudeville will get her at
The question of the Son solves the ques
tion of our sin.
It Is said that certain people cannot sing this
6ong..but anybody can go away back East and
elt down in the comfortable trains of the Nickel
Plate Road. These trains carry Nickel Plate
Dining Cars in which are served American Club
Meals at from 35c to $1.00 each. Call or write
for free book showing views of Buffalo Pan-
American Exposition^ "Jay w, /Adams, P. C.
'P. A.. 37 Crocker Bldg., San' Francisco CaU
"Go Away Back and Sit Down."
.The trial and conviction of Czolgosz were excellent
enough in their promptness and their, justice to serve
as a model for all trials for. murder,, and it is to be
hoped \u25a0\u2666he courts will be wise enough to' follow the
Among the drawbacks of civilization are
the people who think they i know us so
much better than we know them.
. The New Jersey Democrats have nominated Mayor
Seymour- of Newark for . Governor, and they are
bragging now that they will elect him by a majority
big enough to give him t a boom for the Presidency
in 1904, but after the election, there may be another
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Mr. Flatbush— Handwriting Is so Illegi
ble that doctors should be forced to type
write their prescriptions.
Mr. Bensonhurst— But, heavens! think
of the mortality that would ensue while
they were learning to typewrite and were
sending out such prescriptions as, for
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Political experts, figure out that the States of New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois. and Indiana con
stitute the Presidential center of the country, and no
candidate who lives outside of it can be counted as
available .for either party. Mr. Bryan's view of the
theory has not yet been stated.
Townsend's California glace fruits, 50c a
pound, in fire-etched boxes or Jap. bas
kets. A nice present for Eastern friends
639 Market street. Palace Hotel building •
Drunkenness and all drug habits cured
at Willow Bark Sanitarium. 1839 Polk. •
Cal. glace fruit 50c per lb at Townsend's.*
Choice candles, Townsend's, Palace Hotel*
A New. York man who found a burglar in his
house held him up at the point of a revolver, searched
him and found in his pocket $10, which he took, as
he said,, to pay for some' crockery the burglar had
broken. He .then let the fellow go, and now the
burglar is wondering whether he can have the house
holder arrested for robbery.
In the trial before a Pittsburg court of a suit
brought by -a. physician to recover payment for pro
fessional services the defense was set *up that the
charges are excessive, whereupon the leading physi
cians of the city were called to testify as experts in
fixing charges, and one of them testified that some
people should be made to pay more than, dthers, be
cause when they are in good health they are always
criticizing doctors and abusing the. profession; so it
will be a good rule after this never to make light of
the medical profession when there is a doctor within
hearing, for you may have to pay for it.
NEW YORK, Oct.- 8.— The following
Californians have arrived:
San Francisco— C. Baumgartner, at the
Westminster; W. Jackson, C. W. Mandell
and wife, at the Herald Square; C. E.
Straussberger, at the Grand Union; X).
Llbby, at the Hoffman; C. J. Rowley, at
the Sturtevant; Miss Bishop, G. M. Haw
ley and wife, at the Gilsey; I. Holz. at the
Sinclair; W. S. Rheem, at the Murray
Los 'Angeles— Mrs. L. Ormaby, at the
Gerard"; • C. \u25a0 E. Ichelberger, at the Im
perial; Mrs. J. W. Monahan, at the Man
hattan; E. H. Cutter, at the New Amster
dam; H. L. Gordon and wife, at the St
Denis; J. C. Taplln, at the Grand Union.
Pasadena— W. H. Hill, at the Sturte
vant; H. H. Sherk, at the Vendome.
San Diego — Mrs. Whelock, at the Man
Oakland— S. D. Chittenden, at the Astor.
Californians in New York.
COAST AND GEODETIC SURVET-L.
B., City. There is no such branch of the
Coast and Geodetic Survey known as the
"United States Geodetic Survey of Cali
fornia." There is what is known as the
western division of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey. 1 It is in
charge of Otto H. Tittmann, superintend
ent, with office at Washington, D. C, and
is officered as follows: A. F. Rodgers, E.
F. Dlckjns, Fremont Morse, H. P. Ritter,
Ferdinand Westdahl. Benjamin A.! Balrd
and F. W. Edmunds, assistants at San
Francisco; J. J. Gilbert, assistant at
Olympia, Wash.; J. D. B rough, clerk, San
Francisco, and H. S. Ballard, tide ob
server, San Francisco. |
THE WALTZ— Dancer, City. It has never
been definitely settled where the waltz
originated. It is claimed by Germany and
by France. It is claimed that it had its
origin In Swabia, and the French claim
that it was derived from a dance In Pro
vence called la volta. The Germans claim
that it was derived from the drehtanz, or
turning dance. The latter was introduced
in France by Louis XIV \ after the con
quest of Alsace, 1681.
VOTER— I. W. G... City. In order to
vote in the State of California the citizen
must have been a resident of the State
one year, of the county In which he
claims his vote ninety days and in the
precinct thirty days next preceding elec
tion, provided he has complied with the
law regarding registration. .
After citing numerous instances of official corrup
tion in Philadelphia and in the, State, and several
illustrations of the toleration of the: abuses by the
better class of citizens, the writer goes on to explain
that the evils are due mainly to the fact that the peo
ple are so much absorbed in business affairs, or in
the maintenance of the Pennsylvanian idea of a dig
nified social position, that they not only neglect poli
tics, but occasionally even scorn men for performing
their political duties. He says: "Pennsylvania is a
State' of large corporations; office in them is more
attractive than political office. The president of the
Pennsylvania Railway gets $50,000 a year; the Gov
ernor of the State gets $10,000. The presidency of
the railway lasts for life, the governorship for a
thorny uncertain four years. There are in the Penn
sylvania Railway system more than -200 officials that
have more pay and more power than the Governor
of the State;' and there are- in the State a score of
corporations only a little less imposing than the Penn
sylvania Railway. Is it any wonder that the best of
the young men take to the corporations and devote
their every energy to promotion therein, leaving 1
politics to the less capable, the less intelligent- and
the less mor.al?"
In addition to such inducements to unite with' the
corporations the abler young * men of Pennsylvania
are further carried away from a performance of their
duties as citizens by a social sentiment among men
of wealth and of good birth that is distinctly, averse
to a political career. It is said: "Had Senator Lodge
ONE of the severest arraignments ever made
against an American commonwealth is that
published in the Atlantic for October under
the title, "The Ills of Pennsylvania." The writer,
who signs himself "A Pennsylvanian," begins by
pointing out that when Philadelphia recently tried to
borrow $9,000,000 at 3 per cent she obtained only
$5000, and adds: "When political knavery reaches
the point where the State's- financial credit is im
paired, then even calloused Pennsylvania realizes that
it is no longer a mere cry ' of wolf, and begins a
searching of hearts."
The writer asserts that politically Pennsylvania is
the most corrupt State in the Union, and he quotes
with approval the saying of a Philadelphia editor:
"I have lived in Nevada in the boom times, I have
lived in New York through several administrations,
I ' have lived in the easy virtue of official Washing
ton; Pennsylvania beats them all. Pennsylvania has
every kind of political deviltry I ever saw or heard of
elsewhere, and a few kinds that she has evolved her
self." • : \ \u25a0 .-'
THE ALERT— Mother, Santa Rosa, Cal.
The United States ship Alert is at pres
ent at San Diego. Letters intended for
any one on that vessel should be address
ed, to the United States Pay Office, Phelan
Building, San Francisco, Cal. Such let
ters will be forwarded to destination.
THE ILLS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
MARY ANDERSON-Eng., Sacramento,
Cal. Mary Anderson made her first ap
pearance on the. stage in the character of
Juliet at Macauley's Theater, Louisville,
Ky., November 27, 1S75.
Judge G. "W. Hunter, Judge J. M. Me
lindy and Hon. A. J. Monroe, all of Eu
reka, are here attending the Grand Lodge
cf Masons and are guests at the Grand.
Charles Fay, secretary to Mayor Phelan,
who has been confined to his home by an
attack of appendicitis, Is slowly can
valesclng. His physicians reported him
yesterday out of danger.
R. M. Wood, editor of the Pacific "Wine
and Spirit Review, has gone to Southern
California for the purpose of Investigat
ing the conditions of the wine Industry In
that section of the State. He will return
about the middle of the month and ex
pects to bring very encouraging reports
as to the progress of viticulture in Los
Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
William C. Russell and A. Spring Jr.
are among the arrivals from Nome and
are staying at the California.
Samuel Rea, fourth vice president of
the Pennsylvania system, is at the Pal
ace. He is touring the coast In his pri
D. M. Barringer of. Philadelphia, who
owns large mining interests in New Mex
ico, is at the Palace.
E. "W. Runyon of Red Bluff is at the
John Ross Jr., a mining man of Sutter
Creek, is at the Lick.
Dr. G. F. Faulkner, a prominent phy
sician of Salinas, is at the Grand.
M. H. Murray, a well known business
man of Santa Cruz, is at the Grand.
During the month of September the public debt
was decreased by $4,825,401, and still the treasury has
a larger surplus than it likes to handle. Evidently
Uncle Sam is financially able to undertake those
much desired river and harbor improvements in Cali
fornia if he feel like it.
UNDER ordinary circumstances it would be- a
useless waste of time and energy to assemble
a State convention 1* any part of California
to consider the Chinese exclusion act. Upon that
question the campaign of education has been com
plete, and the opinion of the people upon^ it is well
nigh unanimous. It happens, however, that the cir
cumstances surrounding the issue at this time are by
no means ordinary. The advocates of immigration
have managed to appeal successfully to powerful in
terests in the Eastern States, and accordingly the op
position to any comprehensive and adequate system
of restriction has already become bold and outspoken
in that section of the Union.
Such being the Gase it is well to have a convention
for the double purpose of rousing our own people to
a renewal of the fight against the yellow peril and of
impressing upon the Eastern mind the fact that upon
this question the people of the Pacific Coast are
united and will accept no compromise.
As has been pointed out in the call for the conven
tion issued by the Mayor and the Supervisors, the
exclusion act, after having been in existence for
about ten years* will expire next May, and accord
ingly the question of its re-enactment will have to be
decided at the coming session of Congress. The Chi
nese have learned of the richness of the United States
and are eager to obtain an opportunity to pour their
millions cf workers into the country. The- Chinese
Minister at Washington has made appeals both to
the North and to the South for support. He has
'sought to win over the Southern people by promising
them abundant cheap labor for their manufacturing
enterprises, while in the North the merchants and the
.manufacturers have been informed there would be a
much bigger and more profitable trade for them in
China if only the exclusion act were repealed and the
Chinese immigrants were treated like friends. •
It is safe to say that a man so adroit as Minister
Wu has not confined his work against' the exclusion
act to the speeches and the writings he has addressed
to the. public. He has doubtless had heart to heart
talks with persons of influence whose interests are
likely to be advanced by permitting: the act to pass
from the statute books. He and they will have in
genious ways of postponing the issue and preventing
action upon it. It is not improbable, therefore, that
the fight for the re-enactment of the law may be a
much harder one than has been expected. At any
rate, it will do no harm for California to speak out
on the subject. To us an unrestricted Chinese im
migration would bring ruin. Our fight on this issue
is not one of politics merely, but. for life itself.'
THE EXCLUSION ACT.
Among those- present was* "William S.
Moses, the only living member of the fra
ternity who was present at the Institution
of the Grand Lodge of California, April
19, 1350, - ;
The following grand officers attended
the session yesterday: James A. Foshay,
grand master: William S. Wells, deputy
grana master; Orr:n S. Henderson, senior,
and Charles W. Nutting, junior grand
warden; Edward Coleman. grand treasur
er; George- Johnson, grand secretary: Ed
ward B. Church, grand chaplain; "William
H. Edwards', grand lecturer; John A. Hos
mer, grand orator; Harry S. Johnson, as
sistant grand secretary; Henry P. Umb
sen, grand marshal; Henry Eversole,
grand Bitie bearer; Walter Jensen, grand
sword bearer; Emanucl J. Louis, grand
standard bearer; -Samuel Prager, senior,
and John P. Greeley, junior grand deacon;
ANSWERS TO QUERIES.
previous session and more
young men than at any Grand Lodge that
has ever convened in the temple.
THE Grand Lodge of Free and
Accepted Masons of California
met in annual session in the
Masonic Temple yesterday. A
larger number of representa
tives were present than at any
Proceeding to explain what these issues are -and
how they should be presented to attract the thought
ful and independent, Mr. Quincy says: "The Demo
cratic party should be uncompromising in opposi
tion to certain Republican policies, and in its advo
cacy of progressive legislation in the interests of the
mass of the people. In the nature of the case it must
tend to favor the side of labor rather than that of
capital where their interests are antagonistic, just as
the Republican party is necessarily capitalistic in its
tendencies; but the Democratic party need not put
forward such a radical programme that the Ameri
can people, who are at bottom pretty conservative,
cannot be persuaded to accept it; and it need not
rest its case before the people upon any principles
lacking scientific foundation. * * * In my view
statesmanship must be to a large extent .based upon
opportunism rather than upon abstract principle, in
order to accomplish any results." - \u25a0
Whatever view may be taken of the obscurity or
lack of it on the part of Mr. Quincy- himself, no one
can- accuse him of .obscurity in his platform. It is a
plain' and clear declaration of support to any policy
that promises ito catch votes, j Mr. Quincy is in favor
of a platform that'will array labor against capital, but
sufficiently mild to obtain support from the thought
ful and independent. Whatsoever opportunity of
fers, he will take advantage of. Such is the leader
whom Massachusetts offers to Democracy as a
Moses. It remains to be seen whether Jones of
Arkansas will approve the choice.
To his fellow Democrats of ; Boston, at any rate,
Mr. Quincy is a man who merits a boom, and they
have arranged to give him one. They propose to
nominate him for Governor this year, and, foreseeing
his defeat, they offer to add to the nomination the
promise of a renoraination at the next election. It is
like inducing a man to buy one gold brick by prom
ising that if he will return to the same place about
the same time next year he will be given another.
Meeting his friends in the spirit in which they ap
proached him, Mr. Quincy has written a letter in
which he announces his views concerning the wide
sea of politics and the situation of the Democratic
crew. He says: "The first efforts of the" Demo
cratic party should be to harmonize and consolidate
itself; to that end it should bring forward such issues
in harmony with the fundamental and unchanging
principles of Democracy as will attract to it the
thoughtful and independent citizen."
Among these men is Josiah Quincy of Boston.
Of course Mr. Quincy can 'hardly be classed as v an
obscure man, for no resident of Boston can be that,
nor could any Quincy. A Quincy of Boston must al
ways be more or. less conspicuous and he will always
rank as a great man in Massachusetts. Nevertheless,
this particular Mr.- Quincy is just about the kind of
man that Jones of Arkansas referred to as obscure,
the difference in the appearance of Mr. Quincy being
due solely to the difference between the Arkansas and
the Massachusetts point of view.
SOME time ago Chairman Jones of the Demo
cratic'National Committee predicted that Mr.
Bryan would be dropped from the list of candi
dates before the next Democratic Presidential con
vention, and that the nominee would be some person
now living in obscurity and unknown to the great
masses of the people. The suggestion has of course
given hopes to a good many men who have no na
tional fame but enough of local reputation to give
them at least a chance to be heard of by those who
are looking in obscure places for the new Moses.
JOSIAH QUINOY AS A MOSB3.
The session was called to order by the
grand master and opened In due form.
After the report of the committee on cre
dentials the grand master presented his
annual report, which shows the fraternity
to be In a most satisfactory condition.
There Is a membership of about 23,000 dis
tributed in 271 lodges, showing an increase
during the year of more than 1200 mem
During the year a new lodge -was Insti
tuted at Oxnard, In Ventura County, one
was instituted at Manila, P. I., and the
Hawaiian and Philippine Islands were
added to the California jurisdiction.
The public ceremonies during the year
were laying the corner-stones of the
courthouse at Madera, High School at
Oakdale, High School at Berkeley, post
offlce at Stockton, High School at Ana
heim and Masonic halls at Bakersfield,
Oxnard and Hanford.
At the afternoon session there \u25a0were
presented the rtpqrts of the grand secre
tary, grand treasurer, grand lecturer and
the several committees, which were re
ferred to the committee on distribution.
The Grand Lodge decided to go in a body
to the Masonic Home at Decoto to-day*;
therefore there will not be any -session.
The lodge will meet again at 9:30 o'clock
The visitors to the home will leave this
city at 11 o'clock this morning by special
During the present session \u25a0William S.
Wells, deputy grand master, will be ad
vanced to the office of grand master;
George Johnson -will be continued as grand
secretary and Edward Coleman as grand
treasurer. The .only contest will be for
grand senior warden. There are several
candidates for this office, which Is the one
that leads to that of grand master. Judge
Carroll Cook appears to be In the lead.
The twenty-third annual meeting 1 of the
Masonic Veterans will be held to-day.
John "W. Linscott, senior, and Thomas J.
Baker, Junior grand steward; "William
Kettner, granl pursuivant; Samuel D.
Mayer, grand organist, and G. P. Adams,
Goldwin Smith says the best way to eliminate
anarchy from the land is to give, more time in the
public schools to the teaching of music. It appears
to be the theory of the' professor that, a man who
sings or plays upon some instrument never commits
murder, but he ignores the frequency with which
singers' and musicians tempt other folks to shoot or
throw a brick. ...
There is a morbid conception of religion that re
lates it solely to death, to the last incident of mor
tality, and turns its hope to a dirge, its song to a
threnody, and its purpose into the disposition of
things unseen, forgetting this world and its sunshine
and the banners which the seasons unfurl upon its
mountains and plains.
Those who hold this morbid conception may take
great comfort in the wholesome ways of this conven
tion, and may learn that whatever world the eye of
faith may see beyond, this great body is inspired by
the conviction that nothing in this present world is
too good for man's reasonable enjoyment in prepara
tion for the world to come.
The debates have been intellectual combats in
which training, genius and courtesy have most highly
illustrated rhetoric as an art of persuasion, and the
discussions have disclosed an abiding interest fn the
church, hand in hand with a genuine patriotism which
inspires confidence in that feature of our system
which keeps church and state apart for the good of
In another respect the great convention gratifies
and charms our people by its gentleness of spirit
toward all other religious bodies. This spirit \yas ut
tered in Dr. Huntington's "vision of the future
Church of the Reconciliation.
So, in its lesson of charity, activity, union/bf the
humble and the high, in the universality of its sym
pathies, this body has entered the heart of our peo
ple and has raised San Francisco perceptibly higher
than before above that which is merely gros* and
The prayer uttered by the English dean in his
memorial poem on the death of President McKinley
.embraced in the scheme of faith all who are, and San
Francisco cries, out with him:
Oh, guide thy peoples by the way of peace
Through cleansing splendors to the gates of light.
SAN FRANCISCO has proved worthy of the
kindest conception of her quality, and perhaps
better than her fame, by" the interest of all her
people in the great General Convention of the Epis
copal church that is sitting in'solemn session here. \
We have frequent political conventions that meet
to consider temporal things, and as our temporalities
touch us daily and we often mistake them for the real
quick it is only natural thafsuch conventions are at
tractive and that our interest in them asserts itself in
many ways. But here is a great body of solemn and
earnest men, gathered from many zones, met to con
sider things eternal and not made with hands, and in
stantly among all our people runs the voice of the
Spirit, crying that these things ineffable are the real
quick, the highest concern of man.
In this convention are gathered those who come
from places, wide apart. The preacher of the Word"
whose shelter is an Indian tepee, and who spreads
the sacramental elements in a forest temple, sits be
side him who breaks the bread of life in the cathe
dral, in light dyed to softness, in air sweetened by
music. It is a spiritual democracy in convention as
sembled, to which all kindreds and tongues of men
are welcome, coming in the name and countersign of
a common form and faith.
The people are faithful readers of the daily proceed
ings of this convention, and among' many there is
surprise at the revelation. The Episcopal church in
this country works as quietly as the forces of nature.
It affects but little grandeur in its churches. Even
in large cities these are quite plain wooden struc
tures, imposing but iittle burden upon their builders
and leaving the parish free from mortgage and inter
est. The church charities are administered, its place
in society held and its mission executed with such
absence of ostentation that -when its general conven
tion reports aggregate the work done men are aston
ished at the grand total.
It is still a missionary church, as when Heber wrote
"From Gieenland's Icy Mountains," and. from many
lands come affiliated delegates, to bring tidings of
the gospel progress on far continents and islands.
The writer finds the primal cause'for: the difference
between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in the dif
ference between the spirit of the early Quakers and.
the spirit -of the Puritans. "The Puritans were a
church militant. The Puritan went to church with
a Bible in one hand and in the other a musket for
hostile Indians. The Quaker- settled his difficulties
with the Indians by reading tracts to them. * * *
The Puritan insisted en governing his common
wealth in his own way. The Puritan formed the dom
inating habit, and to this day Puritan ideas dominate
the essentially non-Puritan population of Massachu
setts. Among the Quakers, on the other hand, meek
ness was a cardinal virtue. The early Quakers, in
slead of strangling doctrines" not in agreement with
their own, instead of casting, out the apostles of
strange creeds, welcomed them and tolerated them.
Put in a minority by the unrestricted immigration of
less worthy people, and lacking the strenuous, domi
nating spirit of the Puritans, the early Quakers soon
let the control of the colony pass into the hands of
the least desirable elements, and there it has always
.Such is the theory which a- native of the State puts
forth to account for the surrender of Pennsylvania
to a control which has made her politics a byword
for corruption. The moral seems to be that expressed
by President Roosevelt in the ' words': "In the long
run a class of professional non-combatants is as
hurtful to the best interests of a community as a class
of professional wrongdoers." The statement merits
the earnest consideration of those people in San
Francisco who deem themselves "good citizens" but
who neglect their civic duties.
and the b.te Governor Wolcott beeruborn in Phila
delphia they might have/attained fame as golf cham
pions', or cotillon leaders,*but never as writers, col
lege professors or politicians except at the sacrifice of
THE GREAT CONVENTION.
IN ANNUAL SESSION
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9; 1901.
Central— "Beacon Lights."
Alcazar— '.'Too Much Johnson."
TlvoH— "Masked Ball."
California — Herrmann.
Grand Opera-house — "Hamlet."
Columbia— "Florodora. "
Orpheum— Vaudeville. • . • •
Chutes. Zoo and Theater — Vaudeville every afternoon and
Alhambra Theater— "The Brownies in Fairyland."
Alhambra— Royal Italian Band. Sunday evening, October 13
Fischer's — Vaudeville.
Sutro Bathe — Open nights. ' .
By J. J. Doyle— This day, at 11 o'clock, Horses, Wagons,
etc.. at 327 Sixth street.
By Win. G. Layns— Thursday, October 10, at 11 o'clock.
Road Horses, Buegies, etc., at 721 Howard street.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO, .
10 THIRD STREET, SAN FRANCISCO.
FLEECE LINED SHOES
For Winter Wear.
Ladles, prepare for winter." Throw
away those slippers you have been
wearing around the house and buy
a pair of fleece-lined shoes. They
will keep the feet warm and pre-
vent your catching cold. With
them you can step out Into the
yard or do a little errand on a
damp day. The price is lower than
ever — $1.00 a pair. Here Is the de-
scription: Ladies' fleece-lined black
beaver lace shoes with kid toxins;
heavy turned soles and low heels;
sizes 3 to 8; price only $1.00 a pair.
m. fl *r4 1 H Hfcjiin^LffiSrtTniTHifff i
Men's Alaska seal lace shoe* are
guaranteed waterproof. The Alas-
ka seal Is soft and pliable and
therefore easy on the feet. The
soles are heavy and specially
adapted for winter wear. Price per
pair, $3-00. ,
COUNTRY ORDERS 6OLICITED.
We have no branch stores nor
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO.
IO THIRD STREET.