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THE MORNING CALL
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San Fbas Cisco. July 10, 1894. )
Official Forecast for Twenty-four Hours
En i lng Miiitiijjhr Wednesday.
San Francisco and vicinity— Fair: cooler during
Weduesday, nearly stationary temperature Wed
nesday eveuln:;; brisk to high southwest winds.
W. H. Hammox,
Local Forecast Official.
IBK CALL CALENDAR.
July. :-'>4
Jsn M.jtu.l W.Jlh.j Kr.j Sa.;" Sloon'a I'iiases. ;
1 1 j : ; 3 1 3 I 4 6- 6 7 g^. July '2a.
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! j i i i : First Quarter. !
15 16 j37j 18 j 19 30-21 I
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83 . y Full Moon.
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WEDNESDAY* JULY 11. 1894 ;
VISITORS TO COUNTRY RESORTS.
City subscribers to THE CALL visit inn
the country during the summer months can
hate their paper sent to them for any
period desired— one week or longer.
Orders ran be given to the carrier or to
either the Branch Qffice, 710 Market street,
or Business Office. 525 Montgomery street.
ARMED RESISTANCE.
ihk lat.l is ;n rpceipc oi numerous
letters in which the hope is expressed tbat
there will be no resistance to Federal
troops. To print these letters would be
nn admission that there is danger of such
resistance. In this admi.-?on there is at
present no justification. So far as the
public knows the plaus of the strikers do
not contemplate an encounter with na
tional or State authority. The rumors on
the street should not be received as a dec
laration of purpose on the part of the strik
ers. It is not always possible to trace
rumors to their source. It is clearly to
the interest of U>e railroad company to
make it appear that the strikers purpose
to fight the Government. On that point
the railruads know that the weight of pub
lic opinion would be against any order,
organization or political party that arrays
itself against constituted authority. la a
republic no grievance justifies an appeal
to arms. Inexcusable as was the deter
mination of the Southern Pacific to stop
all its trains if it could not run Pullman
cars it is better to submit to the rule of
that company until we can rid ourselves
of it in a lawful manner. Strikers, great
as are '.heir grievances, cannot be mad
enough to array themselves against the
power of the United States.
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SOMEWHAT INDISCREET.
C. P. Uuntinpton is reported assaying
that If our railroads were manned by
Chinese there would be no strikes. While
tiiis is doubtless an honest expression of
opinion, the 'ime chosen to throw it at the
people is not propitious. The American
people now feel the strain of the industrial
depression too keenly to listen compla
cently to fcuggestions to supplant them in
tht'ir own country with chattel laborers.
A man ou^ht to have a light to live some
where. Tl.is riaht ouiht to include a
chai.ce to earn a comfortable living. But
if Mr. Huniington's preference for Chi
nese were indulged, the American laborer
•would hardly know where to turn, if the
docility. of Chinese recommends them for
one branch of service, it might not for
other brandies. If they can run railroads
they can do most of the other things that,
workingnien find to do. And there are
many millions of Chinese who would will
ingly coma to this country and work for
Mr. Bnotiogton, Mr. Tlavemeyer, Mr.
Pullman and Mr. Rockefeller. Precisely
what American worKingmea would be
doing while their places wre being filled
by Chinese we may not know, but can
conjecture. They would not be idle. It is
not in the nature of tbe average American
to remain quiet while his right to earn a
living in his own country is being taken
from him. Possibly the result of the
American laborer's effort to retain a foot
hold in his own country would make life
as unpleasant for millionaires of Mr.
Hantiugtou's turn of mind as the strike on
the Southern Pacific now makes it. Capi
tal and labor may yet live in peace with
each other, but it will oniy be when the
employer recognizes the right of his em
ploye to live.
HE MEANS BUSINESS.
A Bakersfield dispatch says that Mr.
■William H. Worswick of that city has a
plan to build a railroad from Bakersiield
to tidewater and that he means business.
Probably the most radical difference be
tween Mr. Worswick's plan and other
plans that Lave been mentioned lies in
the assertion that he tueans business. Mr.
Worswick might fiud it to his interest to
come to San Francisco and Ist our
moneyed men know how a man looks
when he means business. The San Joarjuin
road will be built by somebody and by
popular subscriptions. It will be a road
built by the people, with the people's
money and for the people. One man will
put in cash, another labor, a third material.
It will cost the men that build it less than
the strike, as yet unsettled, has already
cost. It will serve a better purpose to
regulate the rates of the Southern Pacific
tnan any State railroad commission the
people are likely to elect. It will open the
eyes of the people as to the necessary cost
of moving passengers and freight. This
s a point upon which at present in Cali
fornia we have little positive information.
We have roads over routes so thinly
populated that ordinary rates do n a pay
expenses. We hive other roads over
which the rule of charging all tbe traffic
will bear is almost a necessity made so by
their excessive bonded indebtedness. What
we want now is a road built through a
well-settled locality and incumbered with
no other debt than the capital stock issued
for value received in the course of construc
tion. Shares should be placed within the
means of all sober and industrious men.
The larger the number of shareholders
the greater the interest in the enterprise.
A mau that means business is the man for
the times.
THE PROCLAMATION.
The Call hopes it is unnecessary to
remind the men at the head of the labor
organizations of the country that they will
forfeit the measure of public suDPort they
have so far received if they attempt to
oppose Government troops. The public
will Dot hold the real leaders of the strike
responsible for rumors or for the turbu
lent acts of the lawless element that
follows in the wake of all disturbances,
but if a plan of campaign is adopted
showing a purpose to meet force with
force the leaders of the strike will be held
responsible. No redress for wrongs can
be allowed in this country except through
lawful means. The Government is power
ful not only in the resources under its
immediate control but In tbe loyalty of
the people without distinction as to class.
There are wrongs that ought to be re
dressed, wrongs that will be redressed,
but they must be redressed within the
law. Xo man has a keener appreciation
of this fact than President Debs of the
American Railway Union. So far the
union has had tne sympathy of a large
majority of our people, and we trust it
realizes the conditions upod which such
sympathy can be retaiued.
A CLERGYMAN'S PROTEST.
The Key. John C. Holbrook protests
against an assertion iv The Call that the
ministers of the gospel in this State are in
sympathy with the strike. Mr. Holbrook
admits mat there may be here aud there a
sympathizer, but does not regard this fact
as a basis for an assertion that clergymen
generally are. Perhaps the only way to
determine on which side a majority of
clergymen have arrayed themselves is by
a rising vote. Each may declare his own
position as voters decide whether to accept
or reject a constitutional amendment. The
Call might not be able to fiud space for
an extended arcument by each clerpyman,
but would willingly give the ayes and
noes. Iv the communication in which Mr.
Llolbrook records his protest there is the
assumption that the strikers are violators
of the law. This assumption is not fair
in the face of the repeated orders from
headquarters to keep the strike within the
limits of tne law. While lawless acts have
been committed, there is no evidence that
6uch acts were a part of the purpose of the
strike. Mr. Holbrook concludes his pro
test a 6 follows:
And here let me add that It is unjust to charge
the railroad with dereliction of duty for not
transporting the overland mails in existing cir.
cumstauces. Their contract was to cany them
on passenger trains with sleepers. Of course,
the contract price Is not sufficient to warrant
their running mail trains without the cars from
which they derive their rrincipal Income. If
the company is compelled to drop the sleepers
the Government should increase the pay pro
portionally.
Mr. Holbrook writes under a misappre
hension. Tne suspension of the Pullman
service does not involve a suspension of
the passenger trains. A first-class ticket
does not authorize the holder to step a
foot in the Pullman carß. The mail might j
have been carried on an ordinary passen- |
per train liad the company been inclined j
to serve tbe public. Aside from this the I
question of expense does not cut much of !
a figure. Carrying the trains the year
through and year after year might net a
profit even if two or three mail trains
should ba run at a loss.
CHEAP READING.
Id these days of storm and strife letters
take a back seat. But still, in war as in
peace, people must read, and it is well to
nota the growth of the taste for whole
some reading. It is not too much to say
that never since books began to be pub
lished in the United States has good read
ing been witnin the public reach at so low
a price as at present.
The Call, publishes a list of 250 books
which are for sale to buyers of this paper
j at the price of 10 cants. The list includes
not only some of the choice standard
j works of the past, but likewise the pick
if current fiction. It embraces such
books as "Gulliver's Travels." Fenimore
Cooper's historical romances, Charles
Lamb's tales, the best of Scott's novels,
Washington Irving's "History of New
York" and "Sketch Book," Nathaniel
j Hawthorne's masterpieces. Goldsmith's
"Vicar of Wakefield," Carlyle's ".Sartor
Resartus," Saint Pierre's "Paul and Vir
ginia," Ik Marvel's "Reveries of a
Bachelor" and "Dream Life," Charles
j Rearte's best novels, Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle
! Tom's Cabin," and the poems of .Lowell.
! Bryant, Tennyson, Poe and Owen Mere
dith; and besides these standards It con
i tains the most popular books of the day.
I such as Rudyard Kipling's stories, the
i novels of J. M. Barne, William Black,
jF. C. Phillips, M. E. Braddon, Mrs.
' Alexander, the Duchess, Ouida, Clark
Russell, Walter Besant, Leo Tolitol,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Rider Haggard,
Thomas Hardy. Bertha M. Clay, Hugh
Conway, Beatrice Harraden, W. E. Norris.
When these books first appeared they
were published at 81 or Si 50 a volume,
I and the circle of readers which they
! reached was necessarily limited, that is to
say, they were en jo ved by persons of means
and literary taste only. Now they are pub
lished at a figure which brings them within
reach of the most modest purses, and their
usefulness is correspondingly -enlarged.
For the price of two car fares a young per
son may purchase a book which some of
the leading men of the day bad to deny
themselves for want of means. For SI a
young man or young woman can lay the
foundation of a library which will be a
training. For $10 a father may present
his children with a library complete which
shall acquaint them with the masterpieces
of modern English literature and shall
supply a substratum for a thorough educa
tion in the English branches and the phi
losophy of life.
That these cheap publications work
hardships to modern literary toilers can
not be denied. It is hard for a writer of
th« day to get a dollar for his book when
an equally good book by a more famous
author is to be had for 10 cents. The ex
cuse urged for the wrong ie that the in
terests of the minority must yield to the
interests of the majority, and that the
growth of an American school of letters
must be held subordinate to the diffusion
of pure literary taste among the masses.
Another plea in mitgation is the one
which urges that the publication of good
works at a minimum price is likely to
kill off the pestilential brood of vile novels
which has lately sprang up at Chicago,
and of which "The Licentious Baron"
and "The Deluded Milliner" and "The
THE MOKNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, JULY Jl, 1894.
Adventures of Old Sleuth" are type-.
Tnis class of boons was duing real mis
chief. The cheap standards have given
them a deathblow. There is not a volume
in the library which The Call is scatter
ing far and wide which a mother would
object to place in tbe bauds of her
daughter.
People who want to furnish their homes
with a eood library should not neglect tbe
present opportunity, for it will not last.
Publishers will not continue to flood the
country with books which sell for less
than the cost of paper and presswork.
Such enterprises can only be explained by
assuming that the publishers either have
failed or were preparing to fail. That
condition of the trade will not be endur
ing. The day is not far distant when the
present ten-cent books will command
twice or thrice that price. As no one ad
heres to a calling which is not remunera
tive, when books sell so low that the pub
lishers cannot afford to pay a royalty to
the author the race of authors dies out, or
their works are held at a higher figure, so
that the acquisition of a library costs
something like what it used to cost. Peo
ple who are. wise will stock up with good
books— when they are cheap— while they
have the opportunity.
THE SAMOAN QUESTION.
Secretary Gresham's letter to the Presi
dent or> the Samoan question, which was
laid before Congress on Monday, raises the
question whether it Is sound policy for the
United States to adhere to the treaty of
Berlin. By that treaty provision was made
for the establishment of a native Govern
ment in Samoa under b native Kir.g. who
was to be protected by Germany, England
and the United States; the executive
power of the protectorate was vested in an
officer who was called a Chief Justice, but
in whom in fact supreme power was vested.
It was stipulated that tne Chief Justice
was not to be a German or an Englishman
or an American. At the time this treaty
was signed it was condemned by far-see
ing American?, who regarded it as a set
tlement that had within it the seeds of
di§content aud wrangling.
The first Chief Justice, a Swedish jurist,
after snowing utter incapacity in the dis
charge of his duty, resigned. The Euro
pean powers entreated this Government
to appoint an American to succeed him,
and ilr. Henry lde cf Vermont was se
lected. He semis to have endeavored to
discharge his duties with spirit and intelli
gence, but has been hampered by misrepre
sentation and factiousness.
Meanwhile the intestine broils which
have raged in Samoa probably all through
history broke out afresh, and battles were
fought between two contestants for the
throne. These naturally interfered with
business, and the Germans and English,
pointing to the treaty of Berlin, called
upon the Government at Washington to
unite with them in a joint military occu
pation of the islands.
As an alternative, Mr. Gresham now
proposes as a practical solution of the diffi
culty that we resiliate the treaty of Berlin
and leave the Samoans to settle their con
troversy with the European powers in
their own way.
Both Great Britain and Germany want
the islands. Each has announced that it
cannot think of permitting the other or
the United States to acquire control. Both
are try.ng to strengthen their hold, while
.Mr. Gresham thinks only of letting go.
The islands are worth more to us than
they are to either Great Britain or Ger
many. Their trade at present is not great,
partly because of unsettled conditions.
Under American control it would become
considerable, and we of San Francisco
would net it. Under British or German
control it would go elsewhere. We have
j a title to a naval station at Pango Paugo.
i What use would it be to us with the islands
j under European rule?
We do not want to have a quarrel over
■ Samoa, and will nave none. Neither do
we want to give Great Britain or Germany
any more hold than they now have in tne
Pacific. Some day our interests In Ocean
ica will exceed those of all other nations.
The only thing to do is either to continue
the joiut control or assume control our
selves.
SHORT ON GOULD LUCK.
A rich American who went to London
with a purpose to work his way into
sociPty was told that if he wanted to make
a sure thing of it he should lose money
freely in betting either at horseraces or at
other games the British nobility devise
to kill time. It was especially enjoined
upon him that he was not to lay his bets
In a way to contribute to the losses of his
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
The monotony of the record of the
Vigilant In British waters brings this
story to mind. On this side the Vigilant
won three successive races against an
opponent that had defeated the Britannia.
On that sidß it wins nothing. It begins
to look as if the Vigilant would not win a
race with a mud^cow if the mudscoiv
happened to have an owner of any social
standing. Mr. George Gould may have
done the best he know 3 how to do, but if
so he either has much to learn about
yacht-racing or has been short ou Gould
luck.
THE HOUBARA BUSTARD.
A Pecular Bird Found in the Moun
tains of Afghanistan.
Among tbe winter migrmts to India i lie Hou
bara bustard Is probably one of the largest, but
as It conuues its visits only to the northwest
frontier, it Is not so well known. Having its
home In the mountainous regions of Afghanis
tan, or, as some suppose, lv the Trans-Cauca
sians, It Is driven down by the severity ol the
winter to the low countries bordering the Ter
slan Gulf, Southern Beluchistan and stnd,
wlieie. avoiding all fertile tracts, It selects me
dreary saud plains that are doited over with
ciumps of mimosa scrub and mottled patches
of thorny bush. Of a sandy-gray color marked
with black, the Houbara, when full grown,
rarely exceeds two leet In height, and about 26
inches in length, and from end to end of wing
about 54 to 66 Inches. In spite of ihis expause
of wing it Is a very poor performer In the air,
but, possessing cursorial feet and very keeu
sight, it «* a s H y evades a pursuer.
The female Is easily distinguished by a
■mall crest, composed of fine gray feathers
tipjivd with black, and also by the large black
.-Mid while feather* on either side of the neck,
which exteuds down to it* breast. It feeds on
leaves of »nrnl>«, flowers and small wild
berries ourinc 'he tilght, but after sunrise it
seeks tome secluded spot, generally near an
open plain, and these, hiding behind a sm.ill
J bush or shrub, rests till sunset. Water it it
! nor particular about; tv tact, It can do without
it throughout its period of migration. Sn Wind
and Beluchisiiin, wneie the rainfall is so small
and uncertain, water is rarely if ever m el with
out In the jungles, and the native Shikaris
(meuhliedto tr ek out came) there say that
i:i' y have rarely come across Houbara loot
prints near a pool of water.
Quitting its feeding-ground In the cool of the
morning it invariably runs to its day shelter,
and tnls fact la made of service to the i rappers
In the north of Sind. Around any tield where
footprints are plentiful they build up a small
feucc of dry bruih'S, leaving two or three
openings, over which they spread their nets,
suspended by thin twigs. The Houbara flies to
its feeding-ground In the eveuing, but when tbe
sun rlsei it attempts to run out, but on meeting
an obstacle it runs along the fence to the open
ing, and there, knocking against the further
cud of the tier, bungs the twigs down and tbe
net on top of ir.
The Afghans and Persians hawk the Hou
bara, as also do tome of the spor ing Indian
princes, but In India the "graceless gunners"
prefer shootlug them. Hume, in his "Game
Buds of India," I think, says that the uport is
; hi c. and that one trip out Houhara shooting
generally satisfies th ■ keenest Nimrod. Very
few of the Zoo« in India possess specimens of
I this Interesting species of tbe bustard. A few
years ago, however, a few were sent to Eng
land, where, unless irreai care and attention
are bestowed ou them, and a lot of gravel or
sea sand strewn in their cage, they will --non
suffer from constipation, which complaint with
them invariably ends fatally.— The Feathered
World.
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WOULD DO IT HIMSELF.
Because a Magistrate Refused to
Have a Woman Flogged.
A curious application, for justice, says a St.
Petersburg correspondent, has just be v made
before one of the Police Magistrates of the city
of Xovotsherkassk, which throws a somewhat
lurid light ou the present state aud future
prospects of the woman's right question In
itussla.
"Call the next case; Michael Nobokoff," cried
the Magistrate.
"Here, your Worship," answered a pale, ner
vous man, who described himself as a non-com
missioned officer.
"Well, and what brings you here?" asked the
Justice.
The flogging of my old woman, your Honor,
to wlthiu an Inch of her life."
"What made you flog au old woman ? What
right, have—"
"But she's my wife, your Worship."
"OH. your wife. Weil, but why did you flog
her so unmercifully 1
"I didn't flog her at all."
'•Who did, then?"
"Nobody touched her; that's just where it Is.
I'm not strong enough myself to undertake the
job— she's a tough one, la my Lookerla. Be
sides I might overdo It a bit and get into hot
water, so I've come to petition your Worship
to order the police to giva her a sound flogging
in the station-house. They understand these
these tiling-! better, and they'll do her to a
point, the worthless old has:."
"But why should :be police floe your wife?
It was not for that sue married you."
"Well, Hie priest said— Lord have mercy on
his soul— same that married as, 'Ah,' he
said—"
••I don't care what he said. What lias your
wife done thai she should be punished ? Come,
now, look sharp."
"Well, your Honor, you see she's a mother
in-law—and a hateful old mother-in-law at
that. My son died, aud left his wife a widow,
aud I am her only protector, for my old woman
hates the ground she walks on. She persecutes
her from moiniug till night. La«t i uesday
what should she do, the old she devil 1 She
gathered up all the family linen that the young
one had washed— it was hanging on the
clothes-line to dry— she put it on her
Lead and round her neck, and climbed up
th« watersi*«ut right on the roof; theie she
stood, youTMonor. like a monument, screaming
at the top of her voice, till ball the town came
to gaze at her uely features, thin-ing she had
a screw loose somewhere. And what do you
think she did then? Put me in jail for five
weeks if she didn't hold up every scrap of linen
aloft and exhibit it to the open-mouthed crowd,
crying: 'Look, good Christians, how my
daughter-in-law makes clean linen dirty and
calls It 'washing!' One woman in the crowd
then shouted out, your Honor. 'Now,' says
she-"
"Oh. I've no time to listen to this rigmarole.
I cannot order any woman to be flogged for
such things. Perhaps the clothes were badly
washed, but that is a faintly affair."
"Then the flogging must be a family affair,
too, your Honor?"
••Get home to your work, my good man, with
out further loss ot time, and leave floggings to
others."
And the non-commissioned officer followed
the advice, but not b fore he had fired a Par
thian dart as he left the court: "Well, I've
often h' aid It said, and now I believe it's true,
if you want a job done well you'd better go and
do it yourself. And I am going." And he
went.— Chicago Tribune.
TIDAL ACTION ON WELLS.
Peculiar Subterranean Formation in
Nebraska.
There is a peculiar district, or rattier a dis
trict over .1 peculiar subterranean formation [a
the Platte River Valley, In Nebraska, involving
more particularly the counties of Colfax, Butler
aDd Polk. Ibis Is the region or the singular
i oai Ilia wells, whose waters also rise ana tall a
clearly defined tidal action. Of the three coun
ties mentioned Polk leads, having sixteen or
eighteen of these curiosities. There are hours
when the water will gradually rise, and during
this time the wells exhale such a quantity of
air as to maKe a strong current, which is ac
companied by a roaring sound which can be
heard 10 a considerable distance. After a short
Interval of quiescence lie ebb sets la, the water
slowly falls and the inhalation that follows is
as if the air at the mouth of the well were In a
mad rush to follow the receding tide.
1 ioiii these facts an imprecision prevails in
many minds that Nebraska, Kaunas and a por
tion of luaiau Territory rest on an immense
subterranean sea. In support of this position
it is alleged that square miles of land liav ■ dis
appeared In Kaunas, leaving lakelets of uu
fathomable depth instead. While it Is true
that the oilier regions meutioued also occa
sionally exhibit wells having this roaring fea
ture, there is nothing In this to sustain the view
of an underground lake or sea. certainly not as
we understand these terms when they are ap
plied to bodlesiof water on the surface. Nor is It
by any means uncommon for a portlou of the
surface to sink from sight, a case of this kind
having rvceutly occuired during the earth
quake lv Venezuela, in South America, and
the "sunken country" lv the vicinity of New
Madrid, on the Mississippi River, having dis
appeared in the prolonged seismic disturbance
of 1811-12.
While it may not be generally known it Is
nevertheless a fact that some of Pennsylvania's
gas wells hay c exhibited the peculiar tidal
tendency; and while Id many Instances the drill
has been penetrated below the ocean level it
does not necessarily follow that any of these
wells, either of water or gas, are In communi
cation with the sea. What would seem far
more probable is that these wells may commu
nicate with areas that have more or less con
nection with the mobile Interior, and where we
may logically infer that there Is also a tidal
manifestation. All the Nebraska roaring wells
extend down to a porous stratum, presumably
surface In somer former age, and it Is probable
that the water lying among the loose material of
the former bed Is in no me way affected by
pressure exerted acalnst it by the earth's In
ternal tides. When the recession takes place It
is only natural that there should be a suction
Inward and an expulsion when the flow sets in.
The occasional subsidence of surfaces below
water level can be readily accounted for apart
from any theory of underground octians, which
is entirely untenable. Hut these remarkable
wells are worthy of a more careful observation
tbau they have yet received.— Flttsburc Dis
patch.
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SMUGGLED GARTERS.
They Were Adorned With Diamonds
and Valuable.
On the promise o[ seeing something new, If
not startling, I accompanied an acquaintance
to meet au incoming steamer from Europe. My
acquaintance bad informed me that his cousin
was bringing over goods of veiy great, value,
and 1 expected ihat considerable trouble would
be consumed Id examining and appraising the
articles. The "cousin" was an attractive young
lady and looked rosy and healthy as she tripped
down the gang plank. Bhe had haa adehghtf ul
voyaee, etc., and had bren good enough to
bring only two trunks. Th'-su were fouud. au
Inspector made a hasty examination of the con
tents, saw that they were only ordinary wraj
ing apparel, cnalked tue backs and we started
off. We went up town and made for a good
restaurant. The Interesting small talk of trav
elers tilled In tiie time until we three were
seated at a table and the order given for luuch
eoD. The lady sut next to the wall.
"I suppose everything Is all right, Julie?"
saked my friend.
"Yes, indeed," she replied, smiling tri
umphantly.
■•I promised to show this gentleman some
thing," he said. "There's no danger that any
body will c itch on, so if you've no objection—"
lie paused. She bluihod furiously and re
plied:
"Well, I don't know that I care, but it's un
usual."
Then she reached down tow ud the floor on
the side in-xt the wall, and, of course, 1 don't
know exactly what she did. but wheu her hand
appeared agalu It was closed over something.
She held it toward me, saying:
"Open both hands and be careful."
I did as she toid me, and she laid upon my
palms a garter that fairly blazed with dia
monds. I took oue iook and whispered:
"Smuggled 1 /" She nodded vigorously, while
her companion smiled approval, and re
marked:
"1 shall keep that interesting niece of rib
bon. It saves me several thousand dollars in
duties."
"There's another like It," said the fair cousin.
"But I guess I wont take that off."
The other of course was uot oue the sine next
to the wall.
"You have to get a cab now for your curi
osity," she added, "for that article was worn
for use as well as profit, and if I walk— well, it
might come down, ami ihat wouldn't be pieas
ant."
And after luncheon me happy smugglers
went away In a cab.— Atlanta Constitution.
The Motor-man's Right Boot.
"It's an til wind mat blows nobody good,"
quoth the shoemaker as he tacked a sole on the
man's light boot.
"Why no?" ashed his nonogenarlan visitor,
who established his loafing headquarters In the
snoeinaker's «hop.
•'Well," said the repairer of heels and doles,
"the electric cars have made business for rue,
though they have made jtbe borse dealers
wince, 'tis said. You .see, there N now a Roug
on tlie cars under the motorman's right toot
and in order to strike it the niotorruan must nit
an lion attachment with the sole of lU*. right
boot. As the constant dripping of water wears
away the stone, so the constant Hammering of
the gong causes the sole of the motorman's
right bout to wear out. I do about twice the
amount of iep ii ing business for car men that
I did In the old horse railroad days. I repair
two right soles for ev-ry left sole. Iv making
a pair of boots for a motormau I put twice as
good stock In Ills right boot as ] do in his left,
and still nine times in ten the right boot is tue
Jirst to wear cut."
"Ah, the world is getting queerer every day,"
said i be nonogenarlan, and he lighted his T. D.
to tae the smote curl and think of bis happy
boyhood hours.— Boston Herald.
A CLEVER OCULIST.
The Manner in Which He Exposed
an Intended Fraud.
Here Is an interesting account of a very
clever bit of detective work by an oculist. It
appears that in a large factory, In which were
employed several hundred persons, one of the
workmen in wielding bis hammer carelessly
allowed it to slip from Ins hand. It flew Half
way across the room and struck a fellow-work
man lv the lefi eye. The man averred that his
sight was blinded by the blow, although a care
fui examination failed to reveal any Injury,
there ing not a scratch visible. He brouer.l
a suit in Hie courts for compensation lor the
loss ot half or his eyesight, and refused all
offers of compromise.
Under the law the owner of the factory was
responsible for an Injury reuniting from an
accident of this kind, and all hough be believed
that the man was shamming and thai the whole
case was an attempt at swindling, he had about
mad up his mind that he would be compelled
to pay the claim. The day of the trial arrived,
and In open court an eminent oculist retained
for the defense examined the alleged injured
member and gave it as his opinion that it was
as good as the right rye. Upon the plaintiffs
loud protest of Ins Inability to see with tils left
eye, the oculist proved him a perjurer and sat
isfied the court aud jury of the falsity of his
claim.
Aud bow do you suppose he did It ? Why,
simply by knowing that the colors creen aud
red combined make black. He procured a
black card on which a few words were writ
ten with green ink. Then the plaintiff was
ordered to put on a pair of spectacles with
two different glasses, Hie one for the right eye
being red . nd the one lor the left eye consist
ing of ordinary glass. hen the card was
banded him and lie was ordered to read the
writing on it. This he did without hesitation
and the cheat was at once exposed. The
sound rlgfct eye, titled with the red glass, was
unable to distinguish the creen writing on the
black surface of the card, while the left eye,
which he pretended was sightless, was the one
with which the reading bad to be done.—Shef
field Telegraph.
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But toilet articles at 610 Montgomery st. •
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Bacon Printing Company, 508 Clay street.*
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But glass of F. JV. \\ oods & Co., 51 Flrstst.*
Palace Baths, 715 Filbert st. Tubs and
swimming warm sea water. *
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Dk. Ellen IX Mooke, office and family
practice, Lancaster building, Berkeley, Cat. *
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Oysters that weigh (with their sheiis)
about sixty pounds are sometimes found
in Pueet Sound.
» • »
J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon— This cele
brated whisky for sale by all first-class druggists
and grocers. Trademark— btar within a shield.*
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More than 60,000 people read the "Pacific
Slates Watchman"; 20,000 bona fide subscrib
ers: largest legitimate circulation of any
monthly west of the Rocky Mountains. A few
first-Claw advertisements will be taken. Ad
dress WM. H. BAKNIiS, St. Ann's building,
ban Francisco, Cal. , *
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Toads and frogs carry a supply of
wa'er about with them in a sack pro
vided for the purpose, and if. by accident,
tne supply becomes exhausted, the animal
dies. ______
••Tired all the time." Hood's Sarsaparilla pos
sesses just tiiose elements of strength for which
you crave. It will build you up, give an appetite
and strengthen your stomach.
• — —
"Jlrs. Wlnalpw'a Soot lung Syrnp"
lias l>eeu used over finy years by millions of
mothers for ttieir children while Teething with
perfect success. It ituotues the child, softens the
bums, allays l'aiu, cures Wind Colic, regirates ths
liowels, and is the beat remedy for Diarrhoeas
whether arising from teething or other causes.
For sale by bruggttta in every part of the world,
lie sure and ask for Mrs. « lnslow'i Suutntag
Syrup. 25c a bottle.
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One of the most disagreeable duties of
trie Hawaiian police is the examination
and arrest of persous suspected of having
leprosy.
"I Owe fly Life To You."
,£|||[?||. That is a strong
epkF^f| statement, yet
t^^ V exactly what
\«£ I Miss Gertrude
V&^^r^fefli^l has written
Hi^^lOTvU to Mrs * Pink "
painful menstruations. Doc-
tors could only keep me from
having fits each month by giv-
ing me morphine. This con-
tinued until I was completely
prostrated.
" My father at last got me a
bottle of Lydia E. Pinkhams
Vegetable Compound, which at
once gave me relief. It did
what the doctors could not —
cured me. I never have any
trouble now, and have no
dread of the coming month.
" I owe my life *i you."
tell SuWcFrlyT* NR
I IN CHOOSING DRINKS AND A
\ WILL LINK YOUR THINKS. W
I Deliriously Exhilarating, Spark- jH
I ling, Effervescent. Wholesome jju
( as well. Purifies the blood, tick- »
' les the palate. Ask your store- H
fflj keeper for it. Get the Genuine. |*{
V Send 1 cent (tamp for bnutiful picture etrdt (P,
Wi ' and back. 'V
| THE CHAS. E. HIRES CO., fi
fh , „ Philadelphia. y
»pl 6 MoWeFr 39t
•t 1} Score* of women in Sin
II Francisco have been cured
_ or sick and nervous Dead-
(JllfpC ache by Palne's Celery Com-
uuiuo pound, the medicine th»t
Headache m »keB people well. We sell
JOY'S BALDWIN PHARMACT.
Corner Market and Powell streets.
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ON
TIME ,
During our 25 to 50 per cent
REDUCTION SALE of
FURNITURE
To make room for new stock,
you can buy cheaper here ON
TIME than elsewhere for cash.
To be "on time" you'll have
to hurry.
3 r plece Hotel Suit, solid oak. elab- fr-JR fiA
orately carved, l?x3O bevel glass (J>IU.UV
7-piece Solid Oak Bedroom Suit. French 00 Kfl
bevel glass LL,v\i
7-piece Solid Oak Cheval Bedroom Suit, OR flfl
French bevel plate fIU.UU
First-class Upright Folding Bed. 22 50
AH other goods reduced
in proportion.
I FRIEDMAN & CO.,
224 to 230 and 306 Stockton St.
....AND...
237 POST STREET.
jy2 MoWeSa tf '2 3 or 6p
WILL 4 FINCK GO.
Croquet Sets 85c
luUljlluL luClb • .»••••••••••• ou "
Croquet Sets, 8 8a115... $1.25
Hammocks 85c
Hammocks of Finer Grades $1.25 to $3.00
Headquarters for Lawn Tennis Supplies.
DON'T FAIL TO GET OUR PKICES.
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COAL! COAL !
■Wellington $9 60— Half too, $4 75
Genuine Coos Bay 7 00— Halt ton. 3 SO
•Seattle 8 OU— Half ton, 4 00
i>iace Diamond « 50— Hair ton, 4 516
Seven Sacks or Redwood. SI 00.
KNICKERBOCKER COAL CO.,
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