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WORDS OF APPRECIATION AND PRAISE FROM OUR CONTEMPORARIES.
San Francisco Wave. .
The abandonment on the part of the Call
of the "coupon" and "fake" schemes so
popular with our dailies, has resulted in a
flood of editorial comment upon this style
The National Advertiser^ one of the
brightest helps to «i advertiser published
in America, had a good deal to say on this
subject something over a year ago. So
clearly is the case stated, that w^ venture
to reproduce its editorial in fun for the
benefit, in part, of advertisers who affect
the great dalies.
Several publishers who have not adopted the
coupon plan as an adjunct to the usual
methods of circulation, have recently indulged
in adverse criticism of the plan. Notable
among the strictures upon the scheme is a
scathing article in a recent issue of the Cleve
land Leader, in which the writer maintains
that the coupon is a "fake," that its prime ob
ject is not to swell circulation at all, but the
plan is only a cover for a shopping enterprise
and the safe of various trumpery to the readers
of the paper for the profit there is in the busi
There is another phase of the matter which
is quite as pertinent and worthy of the atten
tion of both the publisher and the advertiser.
Granting that the newspapers have gone into
the scheme merely for the profit on the sale of
the merchandise, we doubt if it is true, as the
writer in the Leader claims, that any money
can be made by the business, even if the margin
is, a- he puts it, several hundred per cent upon
the cost of the stuff sold. We believe that no
one is making anything out of the business ex
cept the persons engaged in furnishing the
supplies. The craze has gone to such a length
that publishers seem to have lost sight of the
value of the space devoted to this purpose
Take the picture schemes for example,
and some high - class newspapers are
giving the matter room to the ex
tent of from fifty or sixty inches to an
entire page. If a legitimate advertiser wanted
this space it would cost anywhere from $50 to
$500 per issue. Not only are the daily papers
engaging in this business", but the craze has ex
tended to the weeklies, where the goods must (
be' delivered by mail and postage must be added
to first cost and expense of handling. Under
these circumstances the profit is but 3 or 4
cents on each sale. It is contrary to all experi
ence that the profits arising from a transaction
of this caliber will pay for the space devoted to
it. No advertiser paying for space at any cur
rent rat* would think of taking . forty or fifty
inches in some high-class medium where these
-schemes appear upon such a margin. The end
to which the business would arrive would be
so patent as to ruin his credit.
What is the legitimate conclusion to be ar
rived at? Are the publishers of these papers
asking rates from others which are too high, or
are they going upon tha plan that space costs
them nothing any way, and they are satisfied
to take whatever they can get out of it?
No matter from what standpoint the business
is regarded it Is demoralizing upon the adver
tising patronage of the paper. It was always
undignified when considered as a means of in
creasing circulation; in its bearing upon the
advertising business it has become an abuse.
JOURNALISM AND JUNK.
San Francisco Argonaut,
Mr. Charles M. Shortridge, the new
editor and proprietor of the San Francisco
Call, has taken a decisive step. He an
nounces in a recent issue that "the coupon
snap is a thing of the past, and that the
Call is going out of the book business."
If Mr. Shortridge adheres to his de
termination the Call will be the only daily
newspaper published in San Francisco ; the
others will be a combination of journalism
and junk. We hope that he will succeed in
his new departure, and we think he will.
He has already much improved the Call,
and this change will give satisfaction to
his readers. A newspaper which gives
away ' fishing-tackle, jack-knives, toilet
soap, baby-carriages, toothbrushes, bi
cycles, umbrellas, kits of tools, cameras
and chromos to induce people to buy it is
not worthy of the name. A newspaper
which interlards its news and editorial col
umns with staring "coupons" entitling the
bearer to buy a 10-cent photo for 15 cents is
abdicating its functions. A newspaper
which starts voting competitions for the
most popular policeman or the most
blood-thirsty burglar may be engaged in
an elevated* calling, but "we ao not think
We congratulate Mr. Shortridge on his
determination. We agree with him in
thinking that the business of a newspaper
publisher is to publish a newspaper.
AN EXCELLENT SERVICE.
The Call has done the State an excel
lent service in exposing the needless ex
penditures for attaches of the Legislature.
One of the weaknesses of party government
is the mistake made by party organs in
excusing and upholding the majority of
.their own party in extravagance and
wrong-doing. And one of the most damn
ing propensities of our form of government
is the disposition to gloss over or "white
wash" infractions of economy and good
government because of some local advan
tage. The Call has dealt a blow at spoils
in its own party, and deserves credit there
for. And because the chairman of the
Senate Committee on Judiciary is the rep
resentative of this county and "because sev
eral Hnmboldters are -employed on that
committee should be no apology for im
posing 'on the State. Human nature is
weak, we concede, but perverted public
sentiment will make it weaker. The Re
publican Legislature has made some bad
blunders, the chief of which is the pen
sioning of an army of useless attaches.
SHOULD SUPPORT THE '-CALL."
The Call's advocacy, and originator, of '
holding the Republican National Conven- I
tion in San Francisco next year is com- '
mendable, and all who feel interested in the
welfare of California and its future pros
perity should lend their support to the
Call efforts in that direction. Politics
should cut no figure in the object to be
attained— the holding of the convention in
San Francisco. Republicans and Demo
IN THE HANDBALL COURTS.
Match for the Team Champion
ship of the Coast
The Australian Champion De
feated by Lawless and
All the handball courts were well pat
ronized yesterday, and several interesting
and exciting games were played. The
principal attraction was at the Union
court, where M. Dillon and Al Pennoyer
played J. Harlow and R. Linehan of the
San Francisco court the first three games for
the team championship of the coast. It will
be remembered that Harlow and Linehan
defeated Donnelly and Bonnet at the Occi
dental court and now hold the champion
ship. Dillon and Pennoyer astonished
everybody by winning three straights .with
comparative ease. The next three games
will be played at the San Francisco court
next Sunday, and the final* at the Union
court the following Sunday.
Champion Jones of Australia, who is
now manager of the San Francisco court,
played J. Lawless and G. Hutchinson the
best three out of five games and was de
feated, to the great delight of his two op
ponents. A return match will he played
At the Occidental court J. C. Nealon
and T. F. Bonnet defeated Champion P. T.
Donnelly and John Condon by three games
to two. Nealon and Donnelly then played
Bonnet and Condon and won two games
out of three. On Wednesday night Cham
pion Riordan and John Purcell will play
Nealon and Bonnet. ...
/ Following were the games played at the
San Francisco court . yesterday :
XV. Darin-- played J. Brown a "single-handed
fame. They played the best three out of five
21 aces. Each won two games and the final
They Commend the Complete Separation of Fakes and Junk From
crats and Populists will all share alike the
benefits that are sure to follow by having
the national convention assemble in San
Francisco. What harm, politically, could
come from* holding the convention in San
Francisco? None whatever, but on the
contrary untold and inestimable benefits
would result from a gathering together
in San Francisco of the brains and wealth
from all the States of the Union. Let us
use every honorable means to get the Re
publican National Convention here, and, if
possible, the Democratic National Conven
tion also. 7 7*
The Call of last Wednesday published
I a complete list of the attaches of the Legis
! lature, and called attention to the fact that
many of them are unnecessary. It appears
| from the Call's investigations that there
; are many employes who have nothing to
, do but draw their pay, and some of them
I spend most of their time in San Francisco.
| There should be no hesitation in getting
rid of the useless attaches. Their reten
i tion brings discredit upon the Legislature
| as well as those employes who are honestly
j earning their money. It is not satisfactory
j to many people in this county to see so
I much money paid to useless clerks and
other attaches while a spasm of alleged re
trenchment caused the defeat of the agri
cultural appropriations. It appears that
the whole question of legislative attaches
needs attention, and there should be no
delicacy in applying the pruning knife.
A STATE PAPER.
The San Francisco Call is taking the
lead as a State paper instead of filling its
columns with harrowing accounts of
crimes in the metropolis. It will study
the interest of all parts of the State by
copying from the country press everything
that tends to advance any part of the State.
In doing this the Call will cause a closer
alliance between the country towns and the
metropolis. It is the farmers and horti
culturists who build up towns and the
town merchants who build up the import
ing and manufacturing cities. Let crops
fail in the country, see how soon the whole
sale houses in the metropolis are affected
when the country stores cease to buy. We
hail with pleasure the Call's new move to
draw together more closely the country
towns and the metropolis, and the whole
State will be benefited by it.
A MODEL DAILY PAPER.
Since Charles M. Shortridge has got con
trol the Call has blossomed out into a
model daily paper, giving the news in a
clean yet attractive manner and avoiding
all pernicious sensationalism. Without
doubt it is the best daily paper on the Pa
cific Coast to-day, and all good citizens
should see to it that it is maintained in its
present position. If the people will only
give him half a chance Mr. Shortridge will
make his paper invaluable to their inter
ests. The proprietor of the Call is an old
friend of the commercial travelers. The
boys will not soon forget the royal way in
which he entertained them on their visit to
the Garden City a year or so ago. The
travelers would do well in turn to bear in
mind that no daily contains fuller and
more accurate commercial news than does
the Call. 7- JJ
THE "CALL'S" EXPOSURE.
The San Francisco Call's exposure of
the reckless extravagance of the Legisla
ture has created quite a hubbub among
the honorable members, and each mem
ber, each committee and each party is try
ing to shift the responsibility for the use
less waste of money in violation of the
ante-election pledges of all members of all
parties. The officers and employes of the
Senate allowed by law. are nineteen, but
the present Senate appointed 163. The
pay of those allowed by law for the session
would be $5940, while the cost of the others
for the same time will be $44,100. In the
Assembly just about the same state of af
fairs exists, and it is not at all likely that
any of the horde of clerks, secretaries and
messengers will be discharged.
The San Francisco Call has taken an
other forward step in the direction of
legitimate journalism. Henceforth it will
eliminate, from its columns all lottery
advertisements and lists of lottery
drawings. Of all the frauds of the age in
■•sure-shot" gambling the lottery fraud is
the Jumbo of them all, for it reaches all
kinds and conditions of people, and under
the alluring promise of prizes that never
come, extracts the money from the pockets
of its dupes, whose name is legion. We
heartily indorse the course of the Call in
this step toward clean journalism and trust
that its laudable example will be followed
by the other metropolitan papers and the
i interior press.
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
• '■-' San Jose Herald.
There appears to be little doubt that one
or both of the great national conventions
will be held in California if the politicians
and the people of the State are in earnest
game was won by Darius by the tollowine
Ecore: 21— 12,. 18— 10-21,21—15,21—9.
P. Barrett and H. Moffett played R. Shea and
Jean Vogelsang.. Each side won a rub and the
deciding game will be played next Sunday.
P. Barrett and M. McDonald defeated J. Col
lins and H. Moffett, two rubs, by the following
score: First rub,2l— l6, 12—2*1,21—14 Sec
ond rub, 21— 19— 21, 21— 10.
H. Moffett and M. McDonald defeated J. Skelly
and Jean Vogelsang by the following score :
21—17, 12—21, 21—19.
J. Skelly and J. Norris defeated H. Moffett
and M. McDonald by the following score : 21—
10, 19-21, 21-18.
R. Shields and R. Shea played J. Skellv and
M. McDonald, the best two out of three 21
aces. Each side won a game and the final was
won by Skelly and McDonald by the score of
J. Jones, the Australian champion,
played J. Lawless and G. Hutchinson.
They played, the best 3 out of 5, 21 aces.
Each side won two games, and the final
game was won by Lawless and Hutchinson
by the following score:
J* Jones 16 19 21 21 13
Lawless and Hutchinson 21 21 12 18 21
Jones will give Lawless and Hutchinson
a return match next Sunday.
There was an exceptionally good attend
ance at the Occidental court yesterday,
when the following games were played:
Matt Daley and Dan Sullivan defeated G. J.
Lowe and C. Casey. Score: 24— 17, 12—21
21—19. ' . *
Al Collins and J. Hurley defeated J. Sweeney
and C. Buckley. Score: 19—21, 21—18,
John Brannide and T.Clements defeated L.
Kenney and P. 11. Goessel. . Score: 21—19,
18—21, 21—17. '
Al Hampton and J. Clemens defeated E. Ma
loney and L. Kenney. Score: 21—18,18—21.
21—20. .*> ' '
J. C. Nealon and T. F. Bonnet defeated P. T.
Donnelly and John Condon. Score: 21—15
Then Nealon and Donnelly defeated Bonnet
and Condon. Score: 21—15, 13—21, 21—19.
XV. Irwin and W. Collins defeated Al Collins
and B. Clements. Score: 21—16, 18—21.
19-21,21-17,21-12. ' '
Next Wednesday night will be ladies' night,
when John Riordan, champion of the Pacific
Coast, and John Purcell will play J. <*. Nealon
and T. F. Bonnet the best three out of five.
At the Union court the' following games
were played :;. .
Terry McMarius and Professor ' Lynch de
feated C. Johnson and H. Batzener by the fol
lowing score: 21—14,16—21,21—19.
James Nelson and J. Williams against James
THE MOiilSixSiJr CALL, SAN iTKAiN CISCO, MONDAY, MAItCH 4, 1895.
The New " Call's "Straightforward Course Is Heartily
in their efforts for that purpose. No na
tional convention has been held on the
Pacific Coast, and many of the leading men
of both parties know nothing of the wishes
or the needs of the people nere, and will
never know unless they come and see for
themselves. This is a great empire, essen
tially different in many respects from the
States on the other side of the mountains,
and the men who govern the country ought
to know something about it.
IN THE SWIM TO STAY.
Of course you read and make much of
the Daily Morning Call. Hasn't it
brightened up wonderfully since Editor
Shortridge took the helm. It gains new
praise and new readers here with each suc
ceeding number, and at the present rate of
advance in merit it will soon brush by the
would-be monarch and its sensational
morning neighbor. The Call is in the
swim to stay, and I think I can see what
its awakened course under the new admin
istration portends. The Call always was
clean and honest and it will continue to
be. Its policy and course is controlled by
a printer-editor, a born newspaper man.
THE "CALLS" GOOD WORK.
The Call publishes the names and sala
ries of Senate and Assembly attaches. The
statement is startling. It shows that the
legislative arm has been thrust into the
treasury up to the elbow and kept there in
maintaining a horde of useless clerks, as
sistant clerks, sergeant-at-arms, etc. Some
men are paid a maximum price for a mini
mum service and others are paid the same
for no service at all. Retrenchment is
treated as a thing good for other people,
but something not to be thought of when
applied to the legislators themselves.
There may be pleasure in the sowing, but
there will be pain in the reaping.
IN THE FRONT RANK.
Nevada City Transcript.
The changes and improvements made in
the San Francisco Call since Charles M.
Shortridge became proprietor have been of
such a character as to bring the Call into
the front rank of metropolitan journals,
and it is now the peer of any paper pub
lished in the city. The special features
that have for years made the Call a favor
ite with its many readers have been pre
served and many new and pleasing features
added, so that it is now one of the best ed
ited and brightest papers on the coast.
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
The Call of San Francisco has an
nounced that its "Cheap John bookstore
has closed." In other words, it has deter
mined to quit the coupon business. This
is a step in the right direction. A news
paper is to give the news and when it is
not worth the price asked for it it should
either reduce its price or quit the business.
The Call under the new management is
fast taking the lead. It is fearless and
bold and gives the news without being
THE COUPON HUMBUG.
Editor Shortridge, the new owner of the
San Francisco Call, repudiates, as we did
from its inception, the coupon humbug
which so many papers have worked to
death, and pronounces it a disgrace to
journalism. His reasons are so cogent that
lots of people will agree with him. Under
the pretense of favoring their readers the
papers have been making money out of the
coupon racket, and, as we long ago re
marked, are tacitly admitting that' their
papers are not worth the price asked for
NEXT YEAR'S CONVENTION.
The San Francisco Call . has taken the
lead in the movement to secure the hold
ing of the next National Republican con
vention in that city. It may seem early,
but we must remember that in a trifle over
over a. year that convention will probably
be held." For some days the Call has been
publishing dispatches from representative
statesmen in Washington, all seeming to
be friendly to the claim of San Francisco
as the convention city for the campaign of
A MERITORIOUS WORK.
The San Francisco Call, under the new
regime, has decided to go out of the fake
business. Its first venture was the abol
ishment of the coupon plan for the sale of
cheap novels, and now it positively refuses
to publish lottery anvertisements or the
list of lottery drawings. If tbe Call can
succeed in convincing the thousands upon
thousands of people who monthly con
tribute to the lottery business that it is a
fake, it will have accomplished a great and
meritorious work. " .7:7
Wren and Austin Hendy. Tbe game and rub
■were won by the latter team. Score, 21— 11,
Terry McManus and P. Barrett defeated 11.
Moflltt and J. Norris. Score, 21—10, 12—21,
21—20. _ 7*7-"77
C. Hurley and W. H. Young defeated W.
Kehoe and C. Cathcart by the following score:
J. McEvely and .I.Quinn against J. Wilson
and J. Maloney. The game and rub were won
by the latter team. Score, 21—11, 12—21,
T. Ratchford and J. McManus of Oakland de
feated XV. McManus and J. Rown. Score, 21—
13, 15—21.21—19. • -in .■■;.--. v.
J. J. McGouigle and J. O'Leary defeated O.
Doherty and W. Hahniford. Score, 21—14,
The event of the day was for the amateur
championship, four handed, between M. Dillon
and Al Pennoyer of the Union court and K.
Linehan and J. Harlow of the San Francisco
court. Dillon and Pennoyer won three straight
games by the following score:
Dillon and Pennoyer 21 21 21
Linelianaiid Harlow 13 12 15
This was the first series. The second
will be at the San Francisco court next
Sunday. 7 :■ . - .
YACHTSMEN AT SAUSALITO.
Active Preparations Being Made for the
Coming Season of *' '95."
The Pacific Yacht Club is blossoming out
this year. The new officers are out to
make a record for themselves. Yesterday
a meeting of the directors j was held at the
clubhouse at Sausalito, where the situation
was freely discussed.
The first of the club's improvement has
taken place in the hiring of a gardener,
who will always be on the club grounds.
Then the club will meet every boat of the
ferry with ; a launch to take members and
their friends to the clubhouse.
On Sundays,' and probably not a few
S aturdays, there will be music at the club
house. In conjunction with this will
come a billiard-room and bowling-alley.
So the outlook for pleasure of \ the non
yacht owning members is most promising.
: The interest of the fleet will be taken
care of by Commodore Caduc. He has the
promise of fourteen yacht-owners to join
the cruise to Santa Cruz over the Fourth of
Commodore Bruce of the Calitornias
Editors of the Interior Are
Unanimous in Recognizing Its
Qualities as a Newspaper
and Agree That It Is
Setting the Pace
for the Whole
A DECIDED IMPROVEMENT.
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Angels Camp Echo.
We are in receipt of the Weekly Call as
published under the new management of
C. M. Shortridge, and compared it with an
issue of the past, and are free to say that
there is a decided improvement, typo
graphically as well as editorially. It shows
that there' are men of superior ability at
the helm. That the Call is destined to
march to the front as the leading journal
there is every probability, if it continues
to keep up its present able effort.
? Chico Chronicle.
The determined manner in which Charles
M. Shortridge is putting the San Fran
cisco Call to the front is meeting with
universal commendation. He seems to
realize that there is a large class of people
who desire faithful news, unadulterated
and uncolored, and he is evidently striving
to command that field. Under his man
agement the Call, both Weekly and
Daily, is vastly improved and bears the
stamp of Shortridge's progressive ideas.
CORRECT AS USUAL.
The San Francisco Call is correct in its
antagonism to the bill now before the Cali
fornia Legislature to pension retired teach
ers. We cannot see why they should be
made a privileged class when they get
better wages than most other people.
There is too much of a spirit in the bill to
fasten a horde of teachers on the taxpayers.
Let teachers take their chances with other
people, which all worthy the name are
willing to do.
SETTING THE PACE.
The Call seems to be setting the pace
for its San Francisco newspaper rivals.
The improvement that has taken place
under its new management is little short
of the marvelous. Its new service, local
and telegraphic, is all that a metropolitan
paper's should be and its illustrations are
superior to those published in the other
newspapers of the Bay City. It is to be
hoped that it is meeting with the substan
tial appreciation it deserves..
THE PREDICTION WAS VERIFIED.
The Telegram . predicted that when
Charles M. Shortridge became the editor
and proprietor of the San Francisco Call
that paper would be second to none in
importance in the State. That prediction
came true much earlier than we antici
pated. Under the management of Editor
Shortridge the Call is an up-to-date news
paper, and a tidal wave of popularity will
undoubtedly be the result of his untiring
IN THE PROCESSION.
The weekly San Francisco Call shows
the effect of an injection of new blood as
much as does the daily edition of that re
vised newspaper, The difference between
the old and new weeklies is noticeable at a
glance r it is a sort of a case of "before and
after taking." Not only is the weekly pa
per now larger than it was, but the matter
it contains is much better selected and con
sequently more readable. All around, the
Call now is "in the procession."
THE LEADING COAST PAPER.
The San Francisco Call has been show
ing up the un journalistic methods pursued
by many papers to get subscribers by all
sorts of premiums and illegitimate means.
The Call says a paper should be worth its
subscription price. Many of these offer
ings are money - making schemes. The
Call is an honorably conducted paper,
and, taken all in all, is the leading coast
paper to-day. We respect it. It has done
great good recently. Aid it.
A SHINING MARK.
In announcing that it will not print lot
tery advertisements, either disguised or
undisguised v the San Francisco Call has
mac c a shining mark. By their evasion of
the law prohibiting these advertisements,
in speaking of the event yesterday pro
posed a novel feature, which was that* the
yachts should start at midnight on July 1.
He thought this would give the race an air
of mystery, as the yachtsmen would be un
able to know how they stood in position as
regards the other crafts until morning,
when they are sure to ba near the finishing
point. " ' . 7*t ■-.' ■
Commodore Caduc launched his yacht,
the Annie, from the drydock on Saturday
and she will shortly be anchored off Sau
salito. » _.__.__.
The directors of the San Francisco Yacht
Club have appointed the following com
mittees for 1895: Matthew Turner, H. H.
James and I. Gutte, regatta committee; E.
C. Bartlett, V. P. Buckley and C. C. Bruce,
The opening day of this club will take
place on a Saturday, when in the after
noon there will be a spread at the club
house. The next day (Sunday) the first of
the open regattas will take place.
A contract has been let by the club to
have the street in front of the clubhouse
put in perfect order.
Th*. Corinthian Yacht Club will return
this year to the old form of opening day by
entertaining ' the ladies in the afternoon
and a low jinks in the evening. '
The Californias will start in shortly to
make extensive improvements in their
clubhouse so that it will be homelike for
the Owl Club contingent. **
The annual meeting of the Encinal
Boat Club takes place this month. The
general opinion of the members is that
Commodore Leonard will be asked to still
continue his good work in commanding
the fleet. ,
The Thelma, one of the new cracks lately
launched, has been out cruising the last
two Sundays. From what has been seen
of her sailing qualities it is thought that
she will come.. up to her owner's expecta
tions. At present she seems very tender
and falls off from the wind in very bad
form. - , -, >_.*'_
The Chispa was afloat yesterday with
Fred Ames, the old captain of the Elia, as
guest. ' , '
A ' number of London streets are more
popular on one side than on the other, and
the rates of rent differ proportionately.
some of the other daily papers have done
what ought to be regarded as a serious
scandal. The Enquirer has refused all lot
tery advertisements for five years, and it is
glad to be joined by the Call.
ORIGINAL AND BOLD.
The Call is breaking loose from a great
many traditions. It is adopting the rule
of having a good reason for doing things,
and not being satisfied to do them in a cer
tain way because they have always been
done that way. Its original and bold
course will tell, too, if it will be steadfast
to the people's interest and rise above the
petty jealousies that have always inspired
the San Francisco journals.
Pacific Coast Endeavorcr.
The Morning Call of San Francisco has
greatly improved under its new manage
ment. The prominent headlines give a
good resume of the news of the world. In
a wise editorial it was announced that
public news would be given, instead of
coupons, to increase circulation. The
paper does not publish advertisements of
the lottery companies and is thereby law
A TENACIOUS COMPETITOR.
. The San Francisco Call, which was re
cently bought by Charles M. Shortridge
of the San Jose Mercury, shows a decided
mark of improvement. Shortridge is a
man adapted by nature for the manage
ment of a great daily newspaper, and tlie
Chronicle and Examiner will now have to
look to their laurels, as they will find in
the new Call a tenacious competitor.
ONE OF THE "CALL'S" REPORTERS.
The Sacramento correspondent of the
San Francisco Call is an observing re
porter and makes hits in a very quiet
style. In the Assembly Mr. Dyer, in his
address, told of a "widow woman," etc.
The reporter simply put quotation marks
to these two words and went right along
with his report. The speaker made no
allusion to a widow man.
IN STRIKING CONTRAST.
The Morning Call under its new man
agement is rapidly filling a long felt want
in daily journalism. With a desire to
avoid sensationalism in giving the news, it
stands in striking contrast with some of its
contemporaries in San Francisco. We ex
tend to the paper our congratulations and
predict for it a bright and prosperous fu
CHE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
There is a prospect of the next National
Republican convention being held in San
Francisco. The Call of that city will head
a list with a $5000 subscription to defray
the expenses in case the Republicans should
decide on the metropolis of the coast as a
fitting place to name the next President of
THOUSANDS "WOULD BE SAVED.
The Red Bluff Sentinel says the San
Francisco Call has declared war on lotteries
and will publish no advertisements refer
ring in any way to a lottery. If every
newspaper in California would do likewise
the business would not thrive and hundreds
of thousands of dollars would be saved to
the people of the State every year.
THE "CALL'S" BLOW.
San Francisco Butchers' Gazette.
The new Call has raised the tone of
newspaperdom in this city by abandoning
and denouncing the coupon, fake. The so
called gifts that the Examiner is advertis
ing are the last that it will offer. The
Call's blow has made that business dis
The Call says: "The revival of the min
ing industries of the State brings back
something of the glow of the old times
that were good times." Those are cheer
ing words from our metropolitan contem
porary which, under the old management,
was not very favorable to the mining in
San Jacinto Register.
The San Francisco Call is wonderfully
brightened under its new management.
IS WORKING HARD.
The Call is working hard to have the
next Republican and Democratic national
BEAL ESTATE TBAHSAOTIONS.
Angelo, Assunta, Giacomo and Maria Delmontp
to Lauritz Chrlstensen, lot on X line of Villein
street, 159:6 W of Polk! XV 25 by N 122*6* *10
Isaac Hutton to C. L. Dingley jr., lot on 8 line of
137*6*Y10 W ° ' Buchanan > W23by 8
Christian and Clara Hartman to Jennie Breen,
W $ by l^!^ 81^' 71 :1 ° W°* Buchanan;
M. J. Feely to James W. Smith, lot on N line of
?•_*s-, -"J?.; 1 ' 106:3 X of Devisadero, E 25 by
George and Emma Stierlen to Kenneth C. Rick
25byE 0 9 n 6ao4 e : °slo yon Street ™* ° Fult ° ' S
a Benjamin Romaine to Nicholas T. Romaine, lot
2 § V.', 1 - of c i* son street * 88 Eof Walnut, E 27:6
by S 12 1 :8 ; 1 0.
• Horace C. Mercer to Mabel ß. Stonebcrger, lot
£.! _! bne of Jackson street, 195:3 XV of Spruce, W
50 by 127:8l/i, subject to mortgage: $10.
Sarah J. Tripp to Alexander Gutman, lot on S
25 b *°s 90^' e '_lo" firSt Btret!t ' 66:8 X °* Bartlett * X
John W. kehoe (by H. .C. Campbell and T. B.
Kent, trustees) to San Francisco Savings Union,
1484 d 214, lot on S line of Seventeenth street, 163
W of Guerrero, VV 45 by S 243, trustees' deed ;
$6835. !*..-■•: '
William J. Regan to Maria R. Regan, lot on VV
line of Montgomery street, 34 :4y Not Sutter, N
68:9 by W 66; $30,000.
Sharon Estate Company to Harriet McCarthy,
lot on SE corner of Ellis and Mason streets, E
87:6 by 100: $100. ....'■
Edward E. Eyre to Mary T. Eyre, lot on S line of
Sutter street, 50 XV of Leavenworth, W 50 by S
137:6, E 100, N 8:6, W 50, N 129 ; gift.
Donald Patton to Fannie E. Patton, commencing
at a point 73:11 V 8 N of Clay street and 215:7 W
of Hyde, N 38:6%, W 57:61/4, S 31 :93a, E 42:0%,
S 6:07/,,, 17 -iS/i? $10. '* ™'
Timothy and Mary Dunn to Mary E. Dunn, lot
on SE line of Jessie street, 312:6 NE of Fifth, NE
25 by SE 70; also lot on SW line of Louisa street,
117 :6 SW of Volney alley, SW 20 by NW 70 ; also
lot on N corner of Louisa alley and Louisa street.
Elmer and Jeanette A. Howell to William K.
and Jeanette Casement, lot on E line of York
street, 192 N of Twentieth, N 25 by E 100: $10.
Alfred Borel to Hugh McCallum, and 394, lot on
W line of Kentucky street. 300 S of Sierra, W
191.73. NW 9:5. 8 85:814, S 69 deg. 16 mm.,
143.60, NE 27.6, SE 60, NE 25:934, N 119:5%,
quitclaim deed : $5. .-".".
George and Ellen Milan to nermann Rosenberg,
lot on N line of Point Lobos avenue, 32:6 E of Sec
ond avenue, E 25 by N 100: $10.
Kate Morrison to John T. Cuney, lot on S line of
T street, 32 XV of Forty-fourth avenue, W 25 by a
Thomas H. Lindsay to Charles H. Ford, lot on E
line of Thirty-ninth avenue, 125 S of T street, S 50
by E 120; $10. . .
< Jacob and Lina Heyman to Hattie H. Baggs, lot
on E line of Thirty-fourth avenue, 275 8 of TJ
street, S 60 by E 120; also lot on XV line of Thirty
conventions held in San Francisco. Both
State Central committees and a number of
the members of the national committees
have expressed themselves in favor of hold
ing them at that place.
ONE OF THE BEST.
Santa Rosa Democrat.
When the Call, one of the best papers
in the United States, and an avowed Re
publican paper, turns its guns on a Repub
lican Legislature there must be something
wrong with the Legislature.
The Call is working hard to have , the
next Republican and Democratic national
conventions held in San Francisco. Both
State central committees and a number of
the members of the national committees
have expressed themselves in favor of
holding them at that place. ./:. •..
WILL DO GOOD.
San Francisco Butchers' Gazette.
Mr. Shortridge's efforts to get the next
National Republican Convention to meet
in San Francisco will do good even if the
committee does not so order it. But we
hope and believe the convention will come
to this city.
ONE OF THE LEADERS.
Sutler Creek Record.
The San Francisco Call is one of the
leading newspapers on the Pacific Coast.
Since Charles M. Shortridge has taken
charge of this journal several new fea
tures have been added, and the general
tone of the paper has been greatly im
BEFORE AND AFTER.
Los Angeles Hotel Gazette.
We have lately had an opportunity of
observing the style and makeup of the San
Francisco Call, both "before" and "after"
taking on the new management, and are
pleased to note an "improvement" all
along the line. The Shortridge medicine
acts well. 7
HAD BETTER APOLOGIZE.
The rehabilitated Call his a chase after
it, and it will be a short race. But two
newspapers ever paid damages in this city,
and the plaintiffs never came on top again.
Poor Chase was ill advised; he had better
apologize to the Call, as he has no stand
A COMPLETE NEWSPAPER.
The Morning Call is just now a most
complete, artistic and attractive • news
paper. The Examiner, in Itself a fine
paper, will have to take in its pictorial
sign as "monarch of the dailies." It does
not reign absolute and supreme any
THE LEADING FAMILY WEEKLY.
Fresno County Enterprise.
The improvement in the Call under the
new management is not more noticeable
in the daily than in the weekly. The new
Call promises to become the leading fam
ily weekly of the State. We congratulate
the management on its success.
Charles Shortridge has discontinued the
coupon humbug in the Call, and while he
runs that journal there will be no more
lottery advertisements in its columns. All
of which is in the interest of good journal
A SENSIBLE [ VIEW.
. Santa Clara Journal.
The San Francisco Call announces that
it will dispense with the. coupon and pre
mium scheme, depending for subscribers
on the value of the Call as a newspaper.
This is a sensible view to take of it.
A. WONDERFULLY GOOD PAPER.
The Call is fast becoming the leading
Republican daily of this coast. Charles M.
Shortridge, the new proprietor, is making
it a wonderfully good paper. He is a far
seeing, intelligent business man.
A BOON TO THE STATE.
The Call is making a hard pull to have
the next Republican national convention
held in San Francisco. It would be a boon
to the State, for the most influential men
always attend these conventions.
EQUAL TO ANY.
Neicman Tribune. ; :., 7 •
The San Francisco Weekly Call has
been enlarged and greatly improved by its
new proprietor. In point of merit it is now
equal to any weekly newspaper in the
third avenue, 150 S of U street, S 25 by W 120;
\ = i .'.' V: . •' ALAMEDA COUNTY.
Hiram Tuoos of Oakland to Emma M. Webber
(wife of W. B.), lot on NW line of Ninth avenue,
100 NE of East Twenty-first street. NE 50 by W
125, being portion of double block' 132, Clinton, to
correct 322 d 132, East Oakland; $10.
Campbell Investment Company (a corporation)
to Anna M. Burton, lot on S line of East Twentv
fifth street. 350 XV of Nineteenth aveuue, S 280, XV
to 8 line of Glen avenue, E to E line of Twenty
fifth street, thence E to beginning, being block 80,
Highland Park, quitclaim deed, East Oakland;
George and Stella M. Levlnson to Percy G. Betts,
lot on E line of Josephine street, 320 S of Gilman,
8 40 by E 135, being lot 9, block A, Levinson
Tract. Berkeley; $5.
Same to A. E. McClellan, lot on E line of Jose
pine street, 360 8 of Gilman, S 40 by E 135, lot 10,
block A, resubdlvision of blocks 3 and 4, Jose
Domingo Tract, Berkeley ; $5.
E. L. and Nellie A. W'yckoff to Margaret E.
Wyckoff of Alameda, lot on S line of Fair-view
street, 311 :6 XV of Adeline, XV 50 by S 130, being
I lot 7, block 2, Central Park at Alcatraz station,
Berkeley ; $1. .-.;•«.
Annie G. Flint of San Francisco to Martha M.
; Flint of San Francisco, lot on NE corner of Mark
and Russ streets, E 135 by N 360, lots 6, 7 and
| 10, block 6, property of J. Kearney, Berkeley: 9 10.
L zzie E. Peterson (by A. J. Rosboroug'h, Tax
Collector) to E. A. Haines, lot 10 in XV one-Half of
block 1-152, lands adjacent to Encinal, Alameda;
E. A. and Martha J. Haines of Alameda to Lizzie
E. Patterson (wife of J. R.) of Alameda, lot on H
line of Alameda avenue, 400 E of Chestnut, E 50
by S 150, being lot 10 in W one-half of block F,
lands adjacent to Enclnal, quitclaim deed, Alameda ;
. Helen 5 e **, S n of Alvarado to Theresa Perslco
(wire of N.) lot 2, map of Roberts Addition to town
of Irvington, Washington Township; $400.
t_S, -*£? s ,£ n £ aX of San Francisco to B. XV. and
Belle W. Johnson, lot 2, block G, new. map of
Oakla^d-^SOO ad - oln - n X Highland Park, East
J. B. and Ann E. Smith to H. 8. Smith, lot on NE
corner of East Eighth street, 150 NW of Fifth
SUkUn-l^W yNE 65, b ' oCl£ *' Clinton, East
Horace' and Esther J. Gnshee to Ellen S.Morse
(wifeof R. A.)of Berkeley, lot on S line of Ban-
S?2?2r 2 *"?; 56 5. of Shattuck avenue, XV. 37:6
Berkeley ;-Slt)0 n "* blOCk *** Barber TraCt '
w O-^-? 11 **^-**-!*-.?* Robinson of Alameda to F.
W. G. Moebus of Alameda, lot oji S line of Clinton
Alameda* $10 ° f WU1 ° W Btreet ' Esoby B * 02 ' 80 '
... Builders' Contraots.
_ i Peter Gumm with Robert Trost, to build a two
story frame building and barn on SE corner of
Twenty-fourth and Sanchez streets; $1828.
R. H. Floyd with R. Doyle <S_ Son, to build a one
i story frame building on NW corner of Polk street
I and Elm avenue; $3280. ■ , • ■* ;T "
THE BEST IN EVERY RESPECT.
The San Francisco Call has rapidly ad
vanced to be decidedly the best newspaper
in every resnect on the Pacific Coast. It
must already worry its sensational rivals
in bedrock news, for within two days this
week it has made two big illustrated news
LONG STRIDES FORWARD.
Since Shortridge took charge of the Call
it has taken long strides forward. It is by
long odds the handsomest paper in the
Bay City and has all the news. Success to
the Call. 77
AN ENTERPRISING EFFORT.
Santa Rosa Republican.
The San Francisco Call is making a very
enterprising effort to boom San Francisco
as the place for holding the next Republi
can national convention.
EASILY IN THE LEAD.
Under the management of its present
proprietor, Charles M. Shortridge, the Call
will reassume its old time prestige of being
easily in the lead of all the San Francisco
ENTITLED TO CREDIT.
The San- Francisco Call is entitled to
great credit for the bold, fearless and mas
terly way in which it is exposing the use
less* extravagance of the Legislature.
BEST ON THE COAST.
San Jacinto Register.
The San Francisco 'Call is a charmer.
Under its new management it is now un
doubtedly the. best morning paper on the
Pacific Coast and i 3 still improving.
THE PREVAILING OPINION.
The San Francisco Call says: "There is
abundant room for legislative investiga
tion in the Legislature itself." That ap
pears to be the prevailing opinion.
IT FAIRLY SPARKLES.
The San Francisco Call, under its new
management, is giving its 'steemed con
temporaries a hard rub. The Call fairly
sparkles with brightness and news.
IMPOVED FROM THE START.
The San Francisco Call, under its new
management, has improved from the very
start. Change is the order of events, and
sometimes very beneficial.
CLEAN AND ENTERPRISING.
The Call is a clean and enterprising
journal and is working hard for the next
convention. It should receive the support
of good citizens.
PLEASANT TO LISTEN TO,
The optimistic cooing of our esteemed
contemporary, the San Francisco Call, is
like the carol of birds in spring time. This
sweet music is pleasant to listen to.
THE "CALL'S" NEW DRESS.
Shortridge is a beau ideal newspaper
man and under his management the Call
in its new dress is much improved. More
power to you yet, Charlie. " ..'• .; ;;
STIRRED THEM UP.
The high tension of the newspaper world
in San Francisco is to be accounted for in
no other way than that Shortridge has
stirred the boys up a bit.
IN POPULAR FAVOR.
Under its new management the San
Francisco Call is taking the lead in popu
lar favor in the Fortuna section a -small
portion of California.
HIGHER THAN ANY.
The San Francisco Call is a complete
daily newspaper, and for a family journal
ranks Higher than any other on the coast.
Editor Shortridge is in much favor with
the interior editors. They all have a good
word to say for him and the new Call.
MAKES CENTER SHOTS.
■ Pacific Methodist Advocate.
The paragrapher of the Morning Call
under its new regime makes center shots.
AGAINST THE LAW.
Of course it is wrong to advertise lotter
iesin fact, it is against the law to do so.
REJUVENATED AND IMPROVED.
77- Georgetown Gazette.
The Call is rejuvenated, improved and
Mary Kipp with C. W. Duffle, to build a three
story building on E line of Castro street, 100 8 of
F P Pierce, Oakland T steel, Portland
H Herr, NY M Meyberg, Los Angeles
H H Cullom, NY J II Wlnchell, Boston
N Curtis, Salt Lake J T Fnrnald, Boston
D T Davles, Cal . B A Lippincott &w,N* V
L Webb, Ohio Major A E Bates, USA
H Eckert <fe w, Pa HA Frambach.Wis
Mrs E Heron, NY G W Bramhall, Japan
Miss J Heron, N V J XV Copemann, N V
• iss M Heron, NY F"L Ponnser, N V
Miss ( . Boiler, NY L XV Wolcott, Mich
G Coblins, NY E Kellev, N V
J Tuteur, Cleveland ' E LGru'eby <__ w, Mas«
C C Harding, Pasadena T Hopkins. Menlo Park
Miss M Oliver, Boston Miss L Hopkins, Menlo
Miss C M inter, Denver Mrs T Hopkins «fc md,
B M Desenbery, Mich Menlo Park
C Holcombe, N V " Miss R E Williams, Cal
H V Reardon; Oroville J M Barney <__ w, Cal
A D Moore <fe w, Oroville JII Flickinger, San Jose
Miss M L Moore, Oroville T Clifton & valet, London
Miss D H Moore.Oroville J M Betts, Mexico
NEW WESTERN HOTEL.
J Wlsivom, San Mateo A E Johnson, Cal City
P Reed, Martinez J D Schmidt <fe w, Vallejo
J F Flint. Los Angeles T Pattlsher, lowa
F J Lamoreaux, Presidio G Applegrer, lowa
C H Fisher, ("omptou T Hanson, lowa
M C Hailey, Fresno G Moore, Oakland
T B White, New Orleans M J Conlon, Omaha
L Mackey, Tulare ¥ !' Milroy, Castro ville
E Jones, Ocean View B O'Brien, Jackson
R McMillan, Santa Rosa L O McPherson, Cal
T J McElroy.Gren Ellen J I. Oliver, Ca]
T Phillips,. Fresno Miss J Smith, San Jose
J B Ellis, Fresno T McFarland. San Jose
L J Thompson, Fresno Jls Lynch, San Jose
M D Maloney, Watsonvle R Gllleran, Redwood City
Sanborn, \ ail & Co. have just received a
shipment of valises, pocketbooks and other
plain and silver mounted leather goods for the
spring trade. Prices reasonable on everything.*
Found Dead in Bed.
Mrs. Jaclnta Abalos, a Mexican woman aged
38 years, was found dead in her bed yesterday
afternoon at 449 Broadway. The cause of
death was consumption. The body was taken
to the Morgue, to be buried at the city's ex
Whooping-cough, croup and hoarseness are
efficaciously treated by Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant
It removes difficulty of breathing and oppression in
the throat and lungs, promotes the ejection of
mucus and subdues the violence of these com
plaints at the outset. . "