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PLENTY OF WORK.
The genus tramp i* widely diffused over
the surface of the United States and is a
great traveler. He gravitates to the cities
during the winter and manages to faro
tolerably and rarely precariously on the
indiscriminate charity which abounds and
on scratch employments not considered
unworthy of approval. When the days
become warm in the spring and inclement
weather is not to be feared the tramp, who
loves roaming and change of scene as a
gypsy loves the woods and wayside, for
sakes the city for the country and follows
a route of hundreds and perhaps thou
sands of miles, picking up bis meals from
door to door, occasionally doing odds and
ends oi chores for pocket money, sleeping
in barns or in the open, according to
weather and fortune, and is, on the whole,
a mortal enjoying the comforts of life and
the charms of nature and . reveling in
nomadic irresponsibility. Companions of
the road camp with him, and their 30
--journs in any neighborhood are apt to be
marked by a thinning of tho hen-roosts
and revels that suggest a gabi-rlunzie
"howf," as described by Burns in the
"Jolly Beggars." Among tramps a small
proportion are needy and honestly in
search of work, but a very large propqr
tion are professional wrecks, adrift and
indifferent, with no inclination to work
and a steady purpose to avoid it.
As far as climate can assist, the tramD
must regard California as a paiadise. The
severities of Astern weather are un
known. The summer, ■in unbroken con
tinuity, gives him the option of sleeping
with the stars for a canopy and awaken
ing refreshed and appetized for breakfast
at the firs: ranch he reaches. He is rarely
turned away with a refusal. Light are
his cares and slet.d-r the occasion to take
thought of the morrow. At tiiis season, as
two reporters on The Call staff have
proved, he has an embarrassing number of
offers of employment, such as tedding and
ricking hay, hoeing down weed', milking
cows, thinning fruit trees or picking fruit.
Unless case-hardened by the toil aud du
plicity of idleness he has to blush at the
subterfuges to winch he must resort in
order to escips* from the arduous infliction
of well-paid employment. The honest
man who really desires work is in great
request, and sure of kind treatment as a
rule. But unfortunately there are many
Bedouins on the road which leads nowhere
and the farmer is painfully aware that
much of hie help is here I- -day and away
to-morrow. One of the personators of the
genus tramp sums up his experience
within thirty hours as follows: "Situa
tions actually offered me, 11; situations I
could have secured with reasonable cer
tainty, 6; opportunity to work for a meal
or a bed, two 'out of every three places."
Worn may not offer so abundantly in the
autumn or winter, but no man of capacity
and steady character need hawk the coun
try long fur a situation.
One of the mortifications incident upon
a search for work is the chance of being
taken for a tram i. The farmer who has
been caught a dozen or two times by men
who would leave him. just when their
services were most valuable does not
always give the honest searcher a chance.
To avoid this mortification the man who
wants work should take with him some
kind of credentials to show that he is a
genuine worker. A man thus provided
will be as welcome in farmhouses in all
parts of the Stale as a cash customer when
he enters a store.
TOO MUCH FAVORITISM.
The Chicago Times says that complimen
tary, passes are supping the resources of
the fair. The deadheads constitute about
one-third of the average attendance. In
tbi- class are not included actual workers
or exhibitors, who, of course, are entitled
to free admission. The Times naturally
concludes that the p#blic spirit which
made the fair possible should not be tar
nished by a scramble to get into the fair
without handing over the admission fee.
The fair managers are morally bound to
pay us much of the debt they have in
curred as possible. They have no right to
fritter away their resources at the expense
of stockholders. Put an even more press
ing necessity is the payment of bonds
which have been issued for which the cor
poration is responsible. The attendance
is now said to a little more than meet cur
rent expenses. The balance in favor is so
small that a bad spell would sweep it
away. But if the visitors who go in on
passes would pay the usual fee the amount
thus collected would constitute a sinking
fund to pay bonds with. The present out
look Is that the stockholders will have to
depend upon some other source than gate
money for a return of the money invested
in the fair.
DARK RUMORS ABOUT THE QUEEN
Once more the London clubs are dis
playing anxiety about the health of Queen
Victoria. It is said that her relations
with Mr. Gladstone are marked by fits of
eccentricity which are difficult to explain.
Under the English system certain ap
pointments are nominally vested in roy
alty, but are really filled by the Prime
Minister for the time being. It seems that
the Queen has on one or two occasions
broken Mr Gladstone's slate, especially for
high appointments in the army. Rumor
states that she insists on the appointment
of members of her family who are noto
riously unfit for command; and eos3ip
credits Mr. Gladstone with a purpose to
insist on his rights— not because he cares
about the appointments, but because he
feels it a duty to oppose the Queen's incli
nation to drift into Tudorism.
Queen Victoria is 73 years of age. No
sovereign of her times has reached an
equal age but the Emperor William the
First of Germany. At 50 years her grand
father, George the Third, went mad,
after having paralyzed Parliament by
opening it with words which betrayed his
unhappy condition, lit. recovered in a
yiar. and had a lucid interval which lasted
eleven years. Then be went mad again.
The attack was brief, and was succeeded
by a period when the King was able to
transact business after a fashion. Finally,
at the age of 73, the monarches reason
became hopelessly clouded and a regent
was appointed to conduct the Govern
ment. It has not escaped public notice
that the Queen has just reached 73. Up to
this time she has had no decided attacks
of lunacy, such as her grandfather had.
but the condition of her mind when
Prince Albert died gave her friends un
No member of her family except her
grandfather ever had to be placed under
restraint; but George the Fourth, one of
her uncles, led such a life when he be
came re-tent that his friends made the
excuse for him that he was not right, and
certainly at times two other uncles,
William the Fourth and the Duke of Cum
berland, were queer. The Queen herself
has always — so far as the public knows —
been a level-headed, sensible woman, not
prone to fits of passion or eccentricity.
Her father wa3 a quiet, inoffensive man,
who never did or said anything which
Tha British sovereign takes so small a
share in the conduct of public affairs in
England that the abdication of the Queen
would involve no disturbance. The Prince
of Wales is there ready to take her place,
and he is so well known that no anxiety
would be felt regarding his probable
course of action. He promises to be a
quiet, inoffensive constitutional sovereign
who would in all matters offer a contrast
to his brother-in-law, the Emperor of
Russia, aud his nephew, the Emperor of
Germany. He is cast in the same mold as
tho King of Beleium, who, when his
people rose in insurrection, begged them
to let him pack a valise, saying that they
could not be half as anxious to get rid of
him as he was to get rid of them. Yet
there is no doubt that personal retard and
admiration for the lady who has presided
over England's destinies for over half a
century have had much to do with tem
pering the aspirations of the British Radi
cals, and that English Republicans who
have refrained from assailing the Queen
would have no such compunctious at
making war upon ''Tummy."
The English say little about the out
cropping* of personal government, the
vote of 5150.000 a year to the Duke of
York to reward him for having taken the
trouble to be born, or the honors and
emoluments bestowed on the Battenbergs.
But they must think about, thise things,
especially about the time the tax-gatherer
comes round. They cannot help contrast
ing their burdens with those of people in
this country, who, If they are sometimes
overtaxed, at any rate have, or think they
have, something to show for the money.
That portion of the English people whom
General Booth has described in "Darkest
England" will he apt to do a good deal of
solid thinking if the crown passes from the
head of Queen Victoria to that of her son.
There is no danger in England of a revo
lution cut on the Fre eh pattern. Prop
erty-owners are too wide awake for that.
But the obvious drift of English opinion
toward universal suffrage is likely to make
Parliament the place of danger, especially
after Gladstone parses away. A Parlia
ment imbued with the notion that the
time has come to place the Government
on a purely utilitarian basis might make
the reign of a new king a troubled dream.
CONDITION OF THE TREASURY.
The gold reserve is now below $90,000.
--000. The reserve, as is well known, was
collected to give the public confidence in
the ability of .the Government to redeem
greenbacks on presentation. It was held
that 5100.000.000 of coin was a fair basis
for 8316,000,000 of greenbacks. The pro
portion was less than one dollar in coin to
three of paper, but it proved sufficient.
When the day came to redeem greenbacks
none were offered. From that day to this
there has been no general demand for
coin. It does- not seem that the exact
amount of £100,000. 000 need be held in the
treasury. The object of a reserve fund is
to make sure tbat coin will be on band in
amount sufficient for all purposes. Thai
there might be no possible failure
Congress authorized the Secretary of th»
Treasury to sell bonds to the amount of
$50, 000,000 of a certain issue to obtain coin
to meet any possible demand for redemp
tion.-; The fact that the gold reserve is
melting away may inspire a larger
demand for redemption of greenbacks
than -has' yet: been made. At the
present . time the treasury redeems
all the greenbacks offered with gold. But
every one knows that the treasury has the
option of redeeming them in silver. This,
of course, is what President Cleveland de
sires to avoid. It seems prett-,
clear, however, that tho executive
lias reached the point j in the single
standard policy which ; requires consulta
tion with Congress. There is no consti
tutional way by: which sgold5 gold can .be
drawn into the treasury without the sanc
tion of Congress. Xo authority rests with
the Treasury Department to 'issue gold
bonds. Neither can the Treasury Depart
ment refuse to accept silver in payment of
THE MORNING CALL, ,*-■ SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1893.
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all public dues. In the month of April
only 3 per cent of the customs dues was
paid in gold. And yet the Treasury De
partment pays out nothing but gold, ex
cept the silver called for by the silver cer
tificates. The condition requires an early
session of Congress. The President is
very nearly at the end of his resources.
With nearly four times the amount of gold
in the treasury in circulation in the form
of greenbacks there is likely to be an in
creased demand for gold. . For fourteen
years the country has been kept on a gold
basis by the force of treasury orders. The
bond act of 1878 established the doublo
standard. It provided that the 412%-grain
silver dollar should be a legal lender. It
made the silver dollar a legal tender for
bonds, interest on bonds and greenbacks.
But the treasury availed itself of the or
tion.to pay gold. The treasury cannot
dictate the financial policy of the Govern
ment more than a few weeks longer.
W. T. Stead presents in the Review of Re
views the substance of a paper he has pre
pared for the Psychical Society on certain
experiments lie has conducted, or been
the subject of, in phenomena which he
appears to regard as on the fringe of the
fourth dimension of space. We have
length, breadth and height. Mr. Stead
thinks lie has a glimmering of a fourth,
an interpenetrating ether of action, in
fluence and mental magnetism tn which
he gives the uncouth title of "Throughth."
Above all things Mr. Stead aims, even in
sensationalism, at being practical and
straightforward, and no one can doubt from
his character that what he says he ex
perienced and ascertained he believes has
occurred to him and may occur to others.
But. he is ecstatic in temperament. He
does not profess to denote the causes. He
only instances what he states to be actual
phenomena, explain them as we may.
He speaks of clairvoyance, telepathy,
telepathic automatism, crystal vision ami
psyehometry, not as speculations or il
lusions, but as rifts In the known, through
which we are discerning a region hereto
fore unexplored by the senses. His con
cessions of the illimitable and the marvel
ous in this fourth dimension are so com
prehensive that he is equally in touch
with the mahatmas, mind-readers, Slade
ism, and the natural philosopher who al
ways keeps matter in sight when determ
The cases described" by Mr. Stead of tele
pathic automatic handwriting are passing
strange. He is candid enough to admit
some failures as well as successes. A
friend, whom he calls "A," was extremely
sympathetic He guided the editor's hand
in writing down personal secrets, in let
ter writing, in forming appointments, and
even in the sending of checks. The old
thing about this telepathic intercourse is
that the person who Inspires another does
not appear to be conscious that his powers
are being borrowed. He is a passive in
strument who may not know that his se
crets are being extracted from bim— surely
a very awkward- and reprehensible thing
in the case of a couple of generals at war,
or a diplomatist who is pumping another
of bis real intentions while professing to
do the exact opposite. In short it is easy
to conjure up a whole train' of alarming
consequences and dilemmas which may
arise If this power exists of mental trac
tion, the transference of one's se.f uncon
sciously to the conscious animation of an
other. It would be the Palace of Truth
combined with the creative revelations of
the wonderful lamp.
The most startling instance of telepathic
cliirography and revelation of secrets cited
is that of a casual acquaintance whom Mr.
Stead met in a railway carriage. He was
in financial trouble, and this was plainly
writ on his face, but he would noteuter
Into particulars. Mr. Stead got a real let
ter that night from his friend apologizing
for not giving the information, but stating
that he n ally could not speak out. At •_
o'clock in the mornine Mr. Stead sat down
befoie going to bed and began to inter
rogate his friend, who forthwith guided
his hand in putting down correct answers.
"Bow much money do you owe?" "My
debts are £00," was the reply written at
first in figures and then in words. Infor
mation was further given as to a piece cf
property valued at £100, and as to twice
that sum being necessary to live upon.
Next day Mr. Stead saw his friend who
again apologized fur not divulgine his cir
cumstances. Mr. Stead told him of the lele
pathic inquisition, and it was admitted to
be a perfectly accurate transcription of the
thoughts which had arisen.
This is surely a narrative on the borders
of wonderland calculated to set psychical
groups agog with excitement.
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Dr. Cyrus Edsnn, the well-known chief
of the New York Board of Health, con
tributes to a monthly magazine a review
of the various systems of healing which
have in the past few years challenged the
regular schools In the arena of therapeu
tics. He takes up in turn the water cure,
the faith cure, the grape cure, the blue
glass cure, the Christian science cure, the
cur*, the prayer cure and the electric
cure, and discusses them all impartially
and generously. He is of the opinion that
the mind of a mau or woman may cause
physical changes to take place in his or
her body, though science cannot explain
how the tiling is done. There is no reason
why the progress of any disease should be
checked by keeping the patient in a room
with blue glass wiudows, but the stories
of partial successes attained by that cure
are probably not all fictions. The ex
planation is that the patients were
thoroughly impressed with the value of
the blue glass cure, and that their mind
operated therapeutically on their body.
The mistake which professors of fads
make is to suppose that their Dower is
objective, whereas it is merely subjec
A branch of the subject which Dr. Ed
son did not touch upon is the license which
should be granted to professors of uew and
inexplicable schools of healing. There
must be a limit to the right of a crank to
endanger human life. A practitioner of the
water cure or the electric cure or the milk
cure can at any rate demonstrate that his
method is logical, and that it has proved
its usefulness, though perhaps the useful
ness is not as wide as he claims, but the
practioner of the faith cure or the Christian
science cure has no argument to put for
ward in favor of his system, except that in
certain cases its employment has been fol
lowed by recovery. He cannot demon
strate by A plus B that the recovery was
due to the cure. Bp£B
This may raise nice legal questions. The
other day, in New England, the children
of a woman who was a believer in tho
Christian science cure were attacked by
scarlet fever. She would not send for a
doctor, but treated them by the Christian
science cure, which consisted in "willing"
that they should get well, and the children
died. The neighbors declared tbat she
uad murdered them by her ignorant fanati
cism, and insisted on her arrest and in
dictment. The case .turned on the old
question, how far it is lawful to exercise
private , judgment at the risk of human
life.' The woman; evidently had no evil
intent. ""--She'd id her best, according to her
lights, to. restore her children to health.
Yet she was probably the cause of their
death through her refusal to admit the
usual curative agencies. Can the law be
made to cover such cases: of involuntary i
When a patient dies in a doctoi's hands,
his friends may have the physician arrested
and tried on a charge of malpractice. If it
can be shown that he administered arsenic
in lieu of quinine, he will probably fetch
up in the penitentiary. But if he pleads
that he belongs to a new school of healing
which irescribes arsenic in allopathic
doses, and if he places on the stand mem
bers of his school who declare that his
treatment has often been successful, the
Judge and jury cannot convict him without
sitting as a jury of experts in medicine.
Or, if a cholera patient, rapidly approach
ing the stage of collapse, should be treated
exclusively by. the faith cure, and his
physician should plead at the Coroner's
Inquest that the man's only chance to be
saved lay in that cure, the jury would again
have to resolve itself into a jury of experts
before it would find a verdict." It is much
to be wished that a test case should deter
mine how far a physician, with notions of
his own about healing, is at liberty to ex
periment on the human body.
HUNTINGTON STILL AT WORK.
Mr. Collis P. Huntington has revived the
rumor that he lias come to terms with the
Panama R lilroad Company which will ab
sorb the North American Navigation Com
pany's steamship line. The new version of
the story is nut essentially different from
the old one. It is constructed on the old
plan. Mr. Huntington assumes that the
Pacific Mail Company can give the Pan
ama Railroad Company a better contract
than the North American Company has
given itnr can give it. Assuming that he
can give the Panama Company a better
contract than the North American Com
pany, Mr. Huntington also assumes that
the Panama Company will break with the
North American Company. The bonds of
self-interest are, perhaps, tho strongest
that a man can be bound with. The Pan
ama Company will not break its contract
with the North American Company, but
it will renew the contract or not, accord
ing as seems to its interest. No one can
find fault with that. The thing to do is to
show the Panama Company that its inter
ests lie with the navigation company. It
is better fur the Panama Company to work
with the people than against them. The
days of Southern Pacific monopoly are
over. There will be opposition lines to
the East from this time on. If the Pacific
Mail gets control of the isthmus, will
have to contend with opposition from
some other quarter. The North American
Navigation Company's line has the confi
dence of the people. That confidence will
follow them into any new enterprise the
exigencies of the times may make neces
sary. The alliance between the North
American Company and the Panama is
natural. The conditions favor it. With
the line established and well supplied with
steamers on both sides, the allied compa
nies can transport freight between Atlantic
and Pacific ports at rates that would bank
rupt an all-rail line.
WHAT IS RAW MATERIAL?
The Iron Age has presented a series of
tables which show the cost of producing
pigiron at the works of the Thomas Iron
Company in each year since 1885, Til"
total cost Is divided into four parts, under
the heads of "coal," "ore," "limestone"
and "labor." The cost of these raw ma
terials has fallen since 1892, while the
labor item remains about the same. The
table for 1892 shows the cost of coal to be
S3 48. ore $6 08, limestone 35 cents, labor
£2 43. It thus appears that out of a total
cost of S 1- 94 per inn of pigiron the labor
cost is but £2 43. Free-traders take these
figures and assert, with a show of plausi
bility, that with so small a percentage of
labor cost duties on the foreign product do
uot afford much protection to labor.- If
labor is but a shade more than one-sixth
of the entire cost, the tariff they urge is
for the benefit of capital rather than labor.
But what constitutes the cost of coal, ore
and limestone? Is it not mostly labor?
The opening of a coal mine is made expen
sive in proportion to the amount of labor
involved. Even in the cost of machin
ery labor is a principal factor. So
with iron, ore and limestone. The
cost of these articles as expressed
is composed largely of the item
of labor. When duties are taken off
the labor in the coal. In the iron ore, in the
limestone and in the erection of works
will suffer equally with the labor engaged
in converting so-called raw material into
pigiron. And then the steelworkers will
take pigiron or the raw material and con
vert only the labor that is engaged in
working pigiron into the higher grades of
iron and steel. In point of fact, the labor
item in a $3,000,000 man-of-war is about
20 per cent.
Captain Boytou recently escorted a party
of water-walkers from Chelsea Pier to
London Bridge, a distance of several
miles. Young women and men balanced
themselves on water-tight shoes like. ca
noes, and pushed along down river in a
variable gait not elegant but safe. Some
went ahead awkwardly and had risks of
tumbling, which would have been a sad
predicament, as the feet would float and
the head would not. Others skimmed
along with tolerable facility. The floating
bag costume was also shown. Altozether
the spectacle was interesting. These
water-shoes might have genuine uses for
the population of the Mississippi Valley or
other regions subject, to rapid floods. Thp
inventor could possibly improve them by
giving some grip of the water with a center
board, but it is not to he expected that such
footwear will ever enable men to dart
about in the fashion of water-beetles.
A young journalist of London the other
day attempted suicide for no other reason
than despair and dejection because his
manuscript baa not been accepted by the
editors. He has one brother, a curate, and
another, an actor, who are to take care of
him, and they will d<i well to tie his pin
ions down as a flediiling author. The mag
istrate before whom he was brought phil
osophically remarked that most professions
depending upon intellectual exertion are
very uncertain. T is is not inconsistent
with moderate prosperity la his own case.
The young man seems to have been car
ried a wav by too much ambition. He was
not content to pro«e away for bread and
butter in the ordinary channels of news
paper work, but aimed at electrifying the
town in magazines and books, and as usual
the publishers chilled his marrow.
Very summary justice is meted out in
Mexico, as if the aim were to relieve the
country of the expense of keeping prison
ers In jail, troubling Judges with occupa
tion or bo:h»ring juries with evidence and
speeches in sultry weather. A landowner
was murdered recently by his tenantry,
among whom he appeared with the pre
sumption of collecting rent. As a means
of convincing thorn of their error sixteen
of the assassins were shot down, and the
avengers are hunting the remaining four.
From Chihuahua c >mes a dispatch to the
effect that Government troops |at Totnar
chio are exterminating all who took part
in a revolution In that part of the country.
A trial is not considered necessary. News
from Mexico has. however, to be read with
caution. Contradictions are frequent.
The Princess Eulalia has had herseaaon
in New York, where she has been feted
beyond anticipation, and with a heartiness
•" which ' monarchs are strangers in
Europe. Khu -now goes to Chicago for a
second course of festivity,- and with so
much attention paid her may wonder why
a monarchical court, with a brand new
nobility, should not be instituted as a per
manent delight In the land of the free.
Inferences of this kind might be drawn
by the rash from the tendency shown by
wealthy Americans to desert Paris for
London. The cau<e is ascribed to the ab
sence of. a court . in the French capital,
where the gayeties have of late been much
eciinspii. There is certainly h strong
American colony in the English metropolis,
and a'considerable number of Americans
are now allied with patrician families.
The Infanta has been so well received in
America that she may be tempted to con
tinue her journey to the Pacific Coast,
where her welcome would be very sincere
in a la nd once Spanisb.
Preparations are being made to produce
the new array rifle at the Springfield far
ility. There is no urgent hurry, but if the
plans are perfect the United States soldier
should forthwith have the benefit of the
best weapon that modern ingenuity can
provide. The makers will have short work
in supplying sufficient weapons for Uncle
Sam's ajmy, but as State militia are ex
pected to adopt the rifle a good deal of in
dustry lies ahead. When the rifle is in
hand the tactician will have an oppor
tunity to study the effects of smokeless
Messrs. Allen and Sachtleben have com
pleted their tour round the world, and in
this respect have no rivals In bicycle an
nals. Perhaps, if they went on to London
and gave a lecture before the Geographical
Society on their sightseeing the honor of a
medal might be conferred, This compli
ment was paid the other day to an Ameri
can who has made a journey through
Thibet and added materially to our knowl
edge of that strange land. The book prom
ised by Allen and Sachtleben ought to be
rich in personal anecdote and description.
They at least have ample material. -*. : -.'
South Carolina has set up its stock of
liquor for tippling under State patronage.
The bibulous and droughty who live near
the State line will perhaps not feel irri
tated over the regulations, but those who
are iv the interior must resort to subter
fuge and smuggling to cool hot coppers.
One barroom fur each county, and one
drink per day for each customer, will
hardly give satisfaction to the inebriates.
How this economical manner of doing
business can earn the expected profit of
half a million dollars is as vet inexplicable,
especially as the cost of the stock in trade
is only $50,000.
The vegetarians are to assemble in Chi
cago this month. It is not a model city
for their doctrines of diet, inasmuch as its
principal business is the slaughter of ani
mals and the packing of meat. But this
year Chicago is a Mecca for all sorts of
congresses. Fruit is now commended as a
great nutrifisr of all that is noble in the
human species, and to that extent Califor
nia may heartily indorse the vegetarians.
We can supply all the fruit necessary.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Stonewall Jackson's old chaplain, Rev.
J. William Jones, lias been elected chap
lain of the University of Virginia for a
term of two years.
Rudyard Kipling's father, J. L. Kipling,
best known in England as the author of
"Man and Beast In India," has definitely
resigned his appointment at Lahore.
The chief of the interpreters at the
World's Fair, Charles A. Barry, is master
of sixteen languages. He is president of
the Columbia International Association
Queen Victoria has a large and peculiarly
shaped hand and wears a 7/2 glove. Shu
wears ouly black gloves, ana affects still
the two and four button Kids she wore at
the beginning of her reign.
Oscar Wilde is giving, sittings for his
bust t.i Ilenrv Telxeira da Mattos, the
well-known Dutch sculptor, some of whose
work has found a place in the Royal Acad
emy exhibition of this and past years.
The wife of Professor Bell, the inventor
of the telephone, was a deaf-mute until
taught the lip language; but she now con
verses easily and understands all that is
said around her. Her husband instructed
her in the sign language.
Miss Mary Abigail Dodge, better known
as "Gail Hamilton," and her sister, Miss
Harriet Dodge, are paying a visit to Car
lisle. Pa., to collect information regarding
the ancestry of James G. Blame, whose
biography Miss Dodge Is to write.
General Booth has passed over his son,
Lieutenant-General Bromwell Booth, and
nominated his daughter, La Marechale
Booth Cltbbom, to succeed him in com
mand of the Salvation Army, aud explains
himself by saying that women "make the
Loyal Legion Funeral.
Companions of the Loyal Legion will
please attend the funeral of their deceased
companion, Charles M. Blake, late chap
lain U. S. A., at the First Congregational
church, corner Postgand Mason, at 3
P. M. Monday. June 6.
California glace fruits, soc lb. Townsend'a.*
The Boston All-Star Specialty Company of
twenty, five artists and the last week of fighting
Kangaroo Jack is announced at the Wigwam.*
Reduced Rates to Chicago.
Commencing May 18, 1893, rates to Chicago
will be reduced via Northern Pacific Railroad.
For particulars address T. K. Stateler, 638
Market street, Geueral Agent Passenger .De
pin Uncut. ...'-■* •
"La Famllle Francaise" is the name of a
new insurance compauy in France, the
aim of which is to bring about an increase
of the population by guaranteeing to nay
girls dowries of not over $2500 each when
they marry, or an annual sum for their
Eveey testimonial in behalf of Hood's Sarsapa -
ril. a is strictly true. No matter where it may. be
from, it Is as reliable and worthy your conhdenee
as it it came from your most respected neighbor.
TO THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Via the Union Pacific — The Overland Flyer
Only 3 1 A Days to Chicago.
The Union Pacific is the only Hue running Pull
man double drawing-room sleeping-cars and din
ing-cars, San Francisco to Chicago, without
Tourist excursion every Tuesday and Thursday,
running throiuh to Chicago without change, In
charge of a manager.
Passengers are allowed stop-over privileges at
Salt Lake City and at Denver.
For full particulars apply to D. W. Hitchcock,
general agent, 1 Montgomery street, San Francls'
co: F. R. Ellsworth, agent, 918 Broad way, Oak
land: G. F. Herr, 120 South Spring street, Los
- The Grand Annual Excursion, nnder the aus
pices of the Young's Men's Christian Association,
to Hotel ael Monte, Monterey and Pacifio Grove,
Thursday. Jane 15. Tickets. (3 60: good fer five
dart. This will I>3 a special opportunity to visit
these renowned seaside resorts at an exceedingly
low rate or fare. . Tickets for sale at Association
building, 232 Sutter street, June 12, 13 and 14.
A live days' limited excursion.
School Teachers* World's Fair Excursions
Under "an cement of A. Phillips & Co.
Leaving San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose
Saturday, June 3, via the Rio Grande Western
and great Rock Island routes. All scenery Rio
Grande by daylight. No change of curs to Chi
cago. Apply to Clinton Jones, 38 Montgomery
street, S.F., Cal. *
"Mrs. Wins. ■■ u-'* Soothing Syrup"
Has, been used over fifty , years by millions of
mothers for their children while Teething : wltb
perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the
Gums, allays Pain, cares Wind Colic, regulates the
Bowels, and Is the best remedy fur Diarrhoea,
whether arising from teething or other causes.
For sale by liru/gists In every part of tbe world.
Be sure and ask for ; Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing
Syrup. -5c a bottle. ,'V_
For. Coughs, Sore Throat, Asthma, Catarrh
and other diseases of tbe Bronchial Tubes, no more
useful article can be found than" Brown's Bron
chial Troches." '■ -' ■ -_''.. ; * .* - .
Uxtba Slluce Pies. . Swain's, 213 Suttor street
A SPLENDID PAPER
The Special Edition of
. "The Call."
VIEWS OF CONTEMPORARIES.
Evidence of Appreciation by Some
of the Best Newspapers on
the Pacific Coast.
Complimentary notices of the special
edition of The Call continue to be re
ceived by every mail. A few more are
here reproduced as furnishing indisputable
evidence of the estimation in which The
Call is held throughout the State:
A Splendid Issue.
On Sunday the San Francisco Call is
sued a mammoth edition, comprising fifty
two pages. The paper, In point of excel
lence, was a magnificent issue. The mat
ter was diversified, carefully selected . and
ably edited. It was not a boom edition,
nor composed largely of matter compiled
from the cyclopedia. It was in every
sense a newspaper. 77
California's Foremost Newspaper.
The Call is daily manifesting the
merit of its claim of being San Francisco's
best daily newspaper. It is complete
in every department, is free from vicious
sensationalism, and is newsy and reliable.
Its mammoth number of fifty-two pages,
issued last Sunday, was a bright and re
liable number, though of gigantic size. It
was not padded with dry county histories,
but was brimful of original articles from
California's best writers. The Call is
California's foremost and most trust
worthy daily newspaper.
A Magnificent Number.
Los Angeles Express,
Yesterday The Call Issued a special
edition of 52 pages, which in point of
genuine merit has never been equaled on
the Pacific Coast. It was a magnificent
number, and filled with articles worth
reading, while the illustrations were of a
superior order. . ... '
A Great Journal.
Los Angeles Times.
The Call is the latest of the San
Francisco dailies to do itself proud by
publishing a fifty-two page edition, filled
to the brim with news, comment and in
teresting descriptive matter about Cali
fornia. The title page is given up to. a'
heroic design illustrating the mission of
the press, supported hy electricity, as
symbolic of the progress of the age. The
Call's new press comes in for a full
description, and the story of the rise and
progress of a great journal is well told.
San Francisco Monitor.
The Call on Sunday distinguished it
self by issuing a mammoth edition replete
with interesting features. The trouble
usually with these great papers is thai
they are great in size but not in matter.
The Call struck the happy medium and
issued a paper full of interesting matter
treated in an interesting style. The con
tributors to its columns comprised some of
the. most noted writers from all sections of
the universe, while its local matter was
equal to the standard. The series of
articles on the Catholic schools of the State
was one to command the thoughtful atten
tion of all Catholic parents.
The Morning Call of this city came
out last Sunday with fifty-two pages. It
shows great enterprise, and there is a
great deal of good reading in it.
One of the Strongest Papers.
Santa Clara Journal.
Last Sunday the San Francisco Call
celebrated the advent of its new press by
issuing a monster 52-pnee edition. It was
a great effort. In fact The' Call is to-day
one of the strongest papers in San Fran
cisco in point of brains and talent.
Bright and Tasteful.
Keilwood City Democrat.
Last Sunday the San Francisco Call
made a grand appearance, pleasing all its
friends and surprising its competitors. It
was a. special edition of fifty-two pages,
bright in contents and tasteful in make
up. Every interest of California was rep
resented with reviews by able writers.
While the worlds afar were not forgotten,
San Mateo County received complimentary
notices for its excellent boys' military
school. St. Matthew's Hall at San Mateo
and Sherwood Hall Nurseries at Menlo
- . -
A Triumph of Journalism.
The mammoth Sunday edition (fifty-two
pages) of the San Francisco Call is a
triumph of modern newspaper enterprise.
In typography it is perfection, and every
page is replete with Interesting mailer.
We have long regarded The Call as one
of our most valued exchanges, and extend
our congratulations to the management at
this evidence of their business enterprise.
As a family paper The Call is unex
A Great Paper. "'
Contra Costa Democrat.
This is the day of big things— specially
in big special editions of metropolitan pa
pers. The latest fffort in that line is the
last Sunday's edition of the San Francisco
Call, which consisted of fifty-two panes
and was filled with much interesting spe
cial matter besides the news of the d»y.
It is a great paper and reflects much credit
on the publishers. X s
A Credit to the Publishers.
Sonoma County Tribune.
The Sunday edition of The Call, an
edition of fifty-two pages, was certainly a
credit to the enterprise of the publishers.
A more newsy, «picy and interesting edi
tion it would be hard to find.
The Sax Francisco Call issued a
special edition of finy-two pages on Sun
day for the purpose of celebrating the set
ting up of it new press. It contained In
teresting contributions from many notable
writers, including Professor Jordan, Ham
lin Garland and many others.
Los Angeles Herald.
The San Francisco Morning: Call
seizes the occasion of having nut In its
splendid new Hoe press to issue an epochal
edition of fifty-six pages. The first num
ber of The Call was issued on tbe first
of; December, IKSC. and only one of its
contemporaries iv existence at that time
survives. The history of The Call, from
first to last, has been a creditable one. It
has always been conducted on fair princi
ples ; its general course has been in the line
of purity of local government and to ad
vance the interests of the city by sure and
steady stages. It has always preserved
the dignity of clean journalism; something
which it would be rash to say of its rivals.
Worthy of Unstinted Praise.
A copy of the ban Francisco Call of
last Sunday has been received by Oakland
Echoes from that powerful and benevolent
daily. There are 52 pages to the number,
if all came, and every column thereof i>
replete with entertaining matter of a su
perior character, But. immense as is tbe
amount of reading contained in that special
issue, ana superb thou_>h.-it is in quality,
the ordinary output of the Daily Call
is far more refreslnnc and satisfying,
; In this era one don't care to waste time
in consuming article after article of news
paper enlightenment unless the news is
mven tersely and concretely in each case.
Long disquisitions on divers topics are not
attractive and perusable usually/even if
the authorship is vested iv a Shakespeare.
The Call, aside from it., hugeness of
last Sunday, is worthy of rich commenda
tion. Porn of a press that Kobert Hoe
would survey with rapture, were heextant,
because of its mechanical perfection ; pub
lished by a directory, the policy of which
may be criticized but not condemned by
every fair-minded, honorable, diligent ar
bitrator; printed on paper of elegant tex
ture and finish ; ths type employed of the
most modern design and giving a distinctly
legible, artiste impression: lastly, and of
mo-t account, being a magnifi 'ent collector
and dishurser of mundane intelligence—
that publication is a result worthy of the
heartiest acknowledgment by press and
public. Yes, The Call, as an engine of
"PDrisement has always merited encomium
for its every production; to-day, more so
than ever before in its illustrious career,
is laudation its meed. > 7
Not Filled With Pudding.
- Grass Valley Telegraph.
The San Francisco Call issued a mam
moth edition of sixty pages Sunday. It
was well written and did not confine itself
to the old path the papers mostly follow in
issuing special editions, but was full of in
A Fine Paper.
Nevada City Herald.
The San Francisco Call celebrated the
purchase of a new printing press by get
ting out a large edition. It is a nice paper,
too, and not a lot of stuff to ''fill up.";^7
The Best That Has Appeared.
Woodland Democrat. .
The San Francisco papers have recently
been issuing special editions that are up to
the high-water mark of journalism. The
best that has so far appeared is The
Call's edition of May 28. It contains
fifty-four pages, and there is something of
special interest upon every one of them.
On the second page is a fac-similo or the
first page of number 1, volume 1, issued
December 1. 1850, containing the first news
of the election of James Buchanan Presi
dent. Since that time journalism nas
made marvelous strides, and Tub Call
has always kept the front rank. As a
newspaper it has but few equals on the
Pacific Coast. 7AA7
Far Exceeds the Promise.
Sonoma County Farmer.
The new edition of the San Francisco
Call, issued last Sunday, far exceeds the
promise made. In many ways It was the
best paper published on this coast. The
Call is noted for its brainy writers and
reliable news. With able management
and a perfect plant it will doubtless con
tinue to get there. ' ■ ,'X
Well Worth Reading.
v.' • Solano Republican.
The San Francisco Call has come out
in a new dress and is much improved in
appearance. It is one of the best and new
iest papers on the coast. Last Sunday's
mammoth sixty-page World's Fair edition
was a creditable production aim well worth
the perusal. .■- 7
Worthy of '-The Call."
Last Sunday's Sau Francisco Call was
a number worthy of thedeparture recently
taken by that paper. It contained fifty-
I two pages, and was a library of valuable
information and interesting literature in it
self. It was a special issue worthy of The
j Call, and that is saying a great deal m
I these days. '
Plenty of Work for Laborers yp
Correspondence or The Moknino ('alt,. _. m
The labor question always has been ftfSr
always will be an interesting and villi
question. In harvest time the fruit-griilh-.
ers must have reliable help and adav's
delay many a time means an immediate
loss; when the fruit is ready it must be
picked, and one such day as we have had
the last of this week, when the fruit Is
ready, means that double the amount of
help must De put on.
There are now but two Chinese camps in
town, with perhaps ten men the winter
through in each camp. As soou as tha
fruits begin to ripen more will come.
Five years ago there were probably 250
Chinese here working through the season,
each charging 75 cents a day. No white
men would work for such wages and the
boys In town, and sometimes girls also,
helped. The next year i tie Chinese
asked Sl a day and got it. The next year
SlO5. and so on. There being fewer Chi
nese each year, they asked more wages,
until now they get Sl 25. As good, smart
white workers will work fur that amount,
a boss pernaps getting Sl 50, the result is
that all the men who are day laborers in
town are kepi busy in the orchards during
the season. Whether the Chinese havo
been short-sighted enough to dilve them
selves out by demanding more wages each
year or. not, Is a question. It is a very
patent fact here that we can do without
them, as the majority of workers aro now
white men and boys.
It will take about 350 workers, so a
prominent orchardist estimates, to har
vest the coming season's crop. 'The first
regular picking of this season begins Mou
day, the Sth, when work will begin on the
cherry crop. '.-"■-...' ._■-;■_.,.■ :,_»....
An Italian from San Joss has purchased
on the trees nearly every pound of cher
ries in this section. The crop is wortn
over SIO.OOO, over half of which has al
ready been paid down. A large number
of Italian men and girls are to ba brought
from San Joso and will do the work, the
men picking and Urn girls packing. Tho
Thurabutl and Beebe packing-house op
posite the station. is to be used .by the
packers. Nearly every pound, is to be
s'.dpped East and the growers are wonder
ing what the canners are going to do for
cherries. ...'■"__. ■ -»■-■• . :
The prices raid are most satisfactory in
deed, averaging In every case for trees of
good age SSOO an acre, half in advance
and half when the picking is half over, the
grower being allowed all he j wishes for bis
own use. .'...•.' >»-i.,-X '-.. , jj-.-.
This manner of buying a crop on the
trees has never been dono here before to
any extent and it meets with the approval
of the grower, who is certain that cher
ries are a desirable crop, particularly this
Heavy shipments of gooseberries are
being made mis week. There is a large
crop this year. The berries are unusually
large and prices are fair.
Dried anricots sold last we^k in New
York and Boston markets for from l_\_ t.
16% cents a pound. Canners have been
warily offprint. 545 and SSO a ton for soma
time, but growers look for more and will
doubtless get it,
_ No prices are yet offered for peaches.
here is an immense crop, and men are
still busy in the orchards thinning the
A largo number of campers are already
located in the canyon, aud a great many
more have made application for space »nd
will soon come. It is estimated that 2000
people will make their homes in this can
yon of campers during the coming season.
The irrigating ditch runs full of water,
and ranchers along the line of the creek
are endeavoring to have it kept full during
the summer months. The Spring Valley
Water Company is contemplatlug some
important changes during the coining sea
son. Property-owners ad along the line
•■f the ere- k feel that great injury has been
done to the valley and they should he ready
to loots out for their interests iv every way
possible, Mits. L.E. Thane. •
jNiles, June 4. 1803.
In Mrs. Yelverton's book, "A Journey
in a Junk," there is a description of a
Buddhist temple in Cocbiu. China, built in
the form of a triancle, the whole having
an area of over a nine.