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Tiie Purchase of the Water Plant Discussed. A Recommendation to Be Made to the Council. it Is Store Than Likely That Two and a Half Million* Will Bo Offered Ry the City to the Pres ent Owners. At the meeting of the city council next Monday the water supply commit t3G will make a report recommending \Vfatt a certain price not yet agreed upon be offered the owners of the City water company tor their plant. It is safe to assert that the price will not overreach 43,750,000, and it ia more than likely that it will be hxed at $",500,000. This is half a million dollars less than the ptice at which Messrs, Schafer and Pierct offered to Bell the plant to the city. The eastern capitalists who claim tbey own the plant—and it ie now conceded thsy do—have made their offer to the city. The city refused to entertain the price, and now purposes making an offer to tiie water plant owners. Whether it will he accepted iB another question. "Whatever price we pay for the plant," Baid a councilman yesterday, ' will be more than it is really worth, but owing to the circumstances the city must pay more than it is worth if it is bought. "Some of the people have an idea that, at the end of five yearß the city can ersily gain control and conduct a plant, which is a great mistake. The Stem franchise is given for 50 years and the cannot touch it. \V\ "Look at the income derived from the .If (int. The income amounts to at least YtiiO.OOO a year. It amounts to $1,000 Store per month now than it did at the opening of tho year. If the growth of in come continues at this rate for five years —and there is no doubt but it will—the plant will pay an enormous income. "The plant will pay for itself easily," conclnded the councilman, "but from the disposition of Schaier and Pierce it is not likely that the city will own it un leao a big price is paid. Purchase it noiv or never, is about tbe way it looks to a man up a tree." The council held an informal discus sion of the question yesterday. Some were of the opinion that $2,500,000 waa too much money to pay for the plant, while others thought the pries very reasonable. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. f"rnonftdlngl Y«M!.er(l»y of tiie Board of Mlreetors. Tbe board of directors of the chamber oi commerce met yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. There were present directors iireed, Forman, Klokke, (iermain, Stim son, Pardons, Hazard, McGarvin, Jevne, Severance -and Tike. T. D. Stimson occupied the chair. The following were elected to member- Bhip in the chamber • John B. Gambol), Peter F. Wise, Ifaleoira MeLeod, and Julius Wolter, Mr. 0. E. Day who was present re ported that 27 uerv members joined the chamber r.e a result of the excursion A communication was read from B. M. 1 : );ik, stating that the next State Frnit Grower's convention would meet at Los Angeles, November i.'lst to 24th' aud asking that n committee be appointed to assist in the ceremonies of the occas ion. The chairman waa authorized to appoint a committee of 10 to take tbe matter in bund. A communication was read from the Sin DiatiO chamber of commerce, set. 'tag forth that the bid of the Coronado Foundry St Machine Co., on the con or.ruction of a new steel crusier recently ordered by the Government was the lowest and aski'ia that the chamber en dorse their request that the senators and reoeutativos ot this State be asked to use their influence in favor of the construc tion of this vessel being done at San Diego, provided the required security for the fulfillment ol the contract should be supplied. Directors Forman and Graff were ap pointed a special corjinittee to draw up auuie resolutions with regard to the pro posed abolition of the bounty on sugar. Director McGarvin and tbe Secretary were appointed a special committee to confer with the county Board of Super visors regarding unused exhibits at Chicago to be returned here for display in the chamber. WHEN A WOMAN IS PRESIDENT. (sell a Possibility Dock Si.l Open lip Av« mies Fqr "Wild Alarm. 'It is not impossible," says Tho Cath olic World, "to conceive that the timo may come when a feminine hand may hold even the helm of state." The state referred to by this Roman Catholic magazine is of course our own republic, for women have often been at the head of monarchical states, and at this very time Victoria is the nominal ruler of Great Britain; but, as it says, in nuch states "the advent of a woman to the kingly or imperial throne was the Jesuit of a dynastic exigency. In the case a f . a lady president of the American republic it would be tho outcome of a constitutional revolution." Moreover, tho queens and empresses, Zenobia, Catherine, Maria Theresa and the rest, had only men for counselors. "A lady president with a feminine cabi net" is tho possibility here, if the polit ical rule in transferred to the feminine majority, which already exists in the older states, and which, before woman suffrage is granted, will probably exist In the Union generally. If women vote, they will be eligible to all political of fices, elective or appointive. \ If a woman ever becomes president of tho United States, there will be nothing to prevent her from having a feminine cabinet, and it is reasonable to suppose— nay, it is inevitable—that she will have women in her cabinet and will appoint women to other offices—as embassadors abroad, as judges and in all the depart ments of the civil service. If the mili tary service is allowed to continue un der feminine rule, she may reserve its harsh duties for men only, though per haps there are places on the staff for which she would regard women as fitted. Of course if wo had a woman president we should be sure to have women in con gress. It is on this account that Professor Goldwiu Smith opposes woman suffrage in England. He says that it would im ' ply the substitution of a feminine for a masculine policy, and such a change he ] regards an perilous to the welfare of the state. Women, being in the majority in England, would hold the whip hand po litically. They could do as they pleased if they had the suffrage. They could rule the state in their own way, and as majorities have always insisted on exer cising tho supremo power whenever it has been" within their reach Professor Ooldwin Smith assumes that the fem inine majority in England would be no exception to the rule. Having the op portunity to govern, they would im provo it by governing after their own pleasure. They would introduce a dis tinctively feminine policy as distin guished from the masculine policy of the past, fears and forecasts this serious pro fessor. He is afraid to be put at the mercy of women. Such a possibility in this republic does not frighten us, and apparently it does not frighten The Catholic World. Sim ilar ovil prognostications were made as to the consequence to society of the en largement of the "sphere" of women. The enlargement has come, but the dreaded result has not followed. Wom en are not "unsexed." They still wield the most gracious and wholesome and elevating power in society, and if the time comes, or when the time comes that they are allowed to bring their in fluence to bear directly on the state by means of the suffrage, we have no fear that they will misuse that influence. As Tho Catholic World says, "The world is made up of men and women, and whatever is best for the common in terest of both is the one great and per potual principle of human polity." Women are no more the enemies of men than are men of women. One of the women who discuss the subject in a de partment which that magazine has opened for its treatment by Catholic feminine writers adds to this tho sound philosophy that there are no "distinct ly feminine as apart from human in terests to be agitated for." For that reason she does not want the suffrage, but for the same reason woman suffrage cannot produce or promote a conflict of interest between men and women, be cause by tho law of nature their in terests are identical. The management of tho affairs of the state will remain with those fittest to exercise the powers and discharge tho functions of govern mStot, whether they be men or women, —New York Sun. YOUR UNCLE'S PAYROLL. The Report of a Special Committee Deals In Home Pretty Large Figures. Representative Doekery of tho joint conrmittee of congress, appointed at the last session to inquire into the status of the laws organizing the executive de partments, has submitted a partial re port. It was preparod under the direc tion of Messrs. Cleaves and Courts, clerks of the committee on appropria tions of the senate and house, respective ly, and is an index and reference to all ♦he Inwß relating to the executive de partments. A general recapitulation shows that appropriations have been made for specific salaries for tbe year ending June 30, 1894, in the several de partments as follows: Executive--1 salary, the president, $50,000: 1 salary, tho vice president, (8,000; 21 salaries, executive offlce. $85,1)00. Department of State—B2 salaries, $118,030. Department of War—l,7B9 salaries, $2,088,376. Departmental the Treasury—2,7l3 salaries, $3,36D,CM. Post ofllce Department—OSS salaries, $774,490. Department of .lustioa—loß salaries, $167,750. Department of tho Na,vy—2l9 salaries, $269, --770. Department of the Interior—3,337 salaries, $4,130,454. Department of Agricnltnre—B23 salaries, $411,330. Department of Labor—7s salaries, $101,020. Civil .Service Commission—Wsalaries, $86,400. Fish Commission -367 salaries, $173,120. Interstate Commerce Commission —6 sala ries, $41,1)00. Under Smithsonian Institution—The salaries or compensation of all necessary employees on account of the National museum, bureau of international exchange, North American eth nology, National Zoological park and the As tro-Physical observatory are provided for in general appropriations, without specifying numbers or amounts. Government Printing Office—7 salaries, $15, --100. Library of Congress—3o'salaries, $48,800. District of Columbia—l,'Jl6 salaries, $1,593, --180. Grand total, $13,864,106. —Washington Dispatch. Vegetation and Climate. Tho time was when Florida was an im mense sand bar, stretching into the gulf of Mexico, and probably as barren as can bo conceived. But in the semitropical climate tinder which it exists, in the course of ages the seeds carried to its shore by the sea, and the winds, and the myriads of birds which find it a resting place have clothed it with luxuriant veg etation, interspersed with tracts of ap parently barren sands. Its main features illustrate the absurd ity of the common notion that the land scapes of tropical and semitropical lati tudes are superior in luxuriance of vege table production to those of the temper ate zones. The truth is that in the hot regions it is only where there is constant moisture that there is a strong and rank growth of plants. Generally aridity prevails, the hillsides are bereft of vege tation, and an air of parched up and suffering nature characterizes all that is eeen. It is only when we come north that our landscapes glow with universal veg etable profusion; that the forests stand out in bold relief on the hillsides; that ' tho earth is carpeted with vernal green, and prodigality of vegetation reigns su preme. In the tropical landscape the abundance of flowers, which are sup posed to be peculiar to warm climates, are exceptional phases. They exist, but it is in the recesses of the swamp where the burning sun is checked in its effulgency. In these re cesses, and favored by springs of water, we have in Florida the wildest effects. We have flowers and vines and strange leafings and gigantic trees as nowhere else to be seen; but they are always in hidden places. The open tropical land scape, we repeat, is arid and desolate.— Picturesque America. California Argonaut*. A San Francisco letter says that an ex tension of the prosperous and widely known Association of California Pioneers has been formed under the name of Ar gonauts of O ofornia. The Pioneers ad mit no peM.on who came to the state after 1849. The new order will let in any white man who has been in Califor nia for 25 years. Its purpose will be in effect the same as that of the Pioneers. LOS ANGELES HERALD f SATUEDAY MORNING. OCTOBER t.R, !Bt)S. ANOTHER WORLD'S EXPOSITION. To Cornier-morale 111" Twentieth Century of the Christian :>iig;ion. According to advices iroin Washing ton, New York may have a world's expo sition if she wants it without contro versy or competition. General Wheeler of Alabama introduced the following bill: In or lcr to commemorate tho beginning of tbe twentieth century of the existence of the Christian rellfiion nud by appropriate ceremo nies to express the profound reverence and thanks of the people for the ad canced civiliza tion nnd inestimable blessings vouchsafed to mankind by Christian teachings and example a world's exposition shall bo held in the city ot New York, commencing as soon after Jan. 1, 11TO, nsthe legislature ut Nov.-York may pre scribe, and continuing during so mifhof said year as may bo provided by said legislature. That the president of the Untied Htates shall, upon receiving siucinl notice from the gov ernor of the atato of New York that the said state lias enuoted a law accepting tho respon sibility Intrusted to it, by this act, issue a proc lamation invlttnnr the nations of the earth to participate in said exposition. Thnt unless the state of New York enacts a law accept ing said trust within thrco months after the next meeting of tho leirislatnro of said state this act shall be void and of no ef fect. Speaking of the bill General Wheeler said: "The suggestion is entirely my own. No one from New York has spo ken to me about it, aud I have no assnr ance that she wants it. But she did make an effort to eecure tho Columbian j exposition, and I thought she might like to undertake such a work as this. If she declines to assume the responsibility, why I shall believe that no other city would or could entertain it, and the whole matter will be at an end." WATERSPOUTS GALORE. The SteamerlhomSß Anderson Meets With Thrilling nnd Unusual Experience. The British tramp steamship Thomas Anderson, id days out from Hamburg, arrived in New York recently with a general cargo and some interesting data concerning Atlantic waterspouts. The vessel was 130 miles east of Sandy Hook Friday when First Officer Hardaker ob served a heavy, black cloud. The mass of vapor writhed and rolled, and when it was half a mile dead ahead of the An derson a solid bank of water suddenly rose from the sea. Whirling on its base, white with foam, the waterspout went up to meet the cloud. Half way to the edge of the scud the waterspout sudden ly collapsed, and with a roar and a crash the whole mass of water tumbled back into tho sea. The Anderson 10 minutes later passed over tho spot whore tho spout had risen. The ocean was still in turmoil, and tho steamship rocked heavily. She had hard ly crossed tho disturbed area when the wind veered, and a few moments later four more spouts arose, two on each side of the steamship. They circled around in uncomfortable proximity, and while the vessel passed between them another rose directly astern. When the Ander son was a long way off, the spouts were still wheeling along tho sea. To Recognize War Operators. A bill introduced in the senate by Mr. Hill of New York provides for the rec ognition of tho services of the men who Went to the front during the war in the capacity of telegraph operators, and who, although they may have served all throngh the great struggle, frequently exposed to the dangers of war and en gaged in the most hazardous of under takings, havo nover been classified as soldiers or enlisted men. Tho bill pro vides that all persons engaged in the op eration and construction of military tel egraph Hues during the war of the re bellion are declared to have been a part of the army of tho United States, and the secretary of war is directed to pre pare a roll of such persons, and to issue to each upon application, unless it shall appear that his service was not credit ably performed, a certificate of honor ablo dischargo reciting the act and the term and character of the service. The bill expressly provides that it shall not bo construed to entitle the persons men tioned to any pa}-, allowance, bounty or pension other than that heretofore received by them. > " Now good digestion appetite, S I:«J dm/ Aoa/rt on bot/i." Cottolene jCottolene Cottolerre tjonolene Cottolene ;C«ttolene JCottolene Cottolene jCottolene t To assure both the above ends, rene ) good, wholesome, palatable food is ) demanded. It is next to impossible V„e } to present a sufficient variety of appe- ;cne < tizing bills of fare for oui' meal 3 with- f™° \ out a liberal allowance of pastry and Sene ) other food in which shortening is We ) required. How to make crisp, /"J S healthful, digestible pastry has t e „c ) puzzled the cooks. A difficulty in Jene ) all Mdd cooking in the past has been rJJ° ( lard. Always fickle, never uniform, Jene v most unwholesome —lnrd has always ?<=ne S been the bane of the cool; and the J obstacle to "good digestion." La Cottolene Cottolene Cottolene jCottolene jCottolene jCottolene Cottolene [Cottolene Cottolene [Cottolene Cottolene Cottolene Cottolene Cottolene Cottolene" Cottolene g°|s comes now into popular t cm? favor as the new shorten S c£l> ing—better than even the < £°5< best of lard with none of > cot) lard's objectionable quali- \ gljties. And i I GQTTSLENE £°J> comes attended by both \ Coti -APPETITE AND HEALTH." ? coif Grocers sell it all about. \ Cot? REFUSE ALL SUBSTITUTES. ) Cotolene jCottolene Cottolene jCottolene iCottoleno Cotclene Cottolene Cottolene [Cottolene |Cottolene S N. K. CO., <ene 5 ST. LOUIS and <«•« ® DR. JORDAN & CO.'S H GREAT MDSEUM OF ANATOMI 1 MHH Market St., San Francisco V 1 (Between Bth and 7th Sts.) v \ fio aml le*™ bow wonderfully you ELYS If Ak a, 'e made and how to avoid sickness V 4 li W and disease. Museum enlarged with k R thousands of new objects. Adoda m ss eion 25 cts. ..J£li 1 X ate . of,l £ e - Sa » ne »uiitiiiiir 1051 market Street—Diseases of men: stricture, loss of manhood, diseases nf the skin and kidneys quickly cured without the use ol mer cury. Treatment personally or by latter, band for , | SATURDAY NIGHT ""1 11 SPECIAL, SAPPI]! I For the Benefit of Those Who Cannot Make Their Purchases I I During the Day, I I THE CREDITORS OF THE 1 [CITY OF PARISi m Are determined to realize CASH as quickly as possible, and have given orders to PUSH out the ■ |'j goods at any price ; therefore the public will realize the harvest. The goods MUST BE SOLD, fl j|| and now is the time for the public to buy. Another CUT has been made in the prices of the ifl •M following goods, regardless of cost to manufacture them. Remember, the creditors have but ■ |h one object—CASH. B I Fans, Purses, Boston Bags, Chatelaine Bags, I I Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Silk Umbrellas, I I Blankets, White Shirts, Socks, Neckwear and Kid Gloves. I I TEE SALE OF THESE GOODS 4? YOUR PRICES TAKES PLACE I At 7 O'CLOCK TONIGHT—SATURDAY. 8 ' \W\W\ IU Fans worth $1.50, creditors' price 65c (plain or fancy guage); those worth $1.75 sold at 75c; $2 Fans I for $1; Feather Fans ior iSc, worth 50c. B Purses at your own prices. A full assortment on hand, and will be sold for CASH, regardless of fl ■j value or cost. H |i Chatelaine Bags, all of the latest and newest styles, for 20c, worth 40c; at 35c, worth 65c; others in the B $3 same proportion. B Jm Boston Bags at 35c, worth 70c; at $1.15 —and sold elsewhere for $2. fl U Ladies', Misses' and Children's Swiss Embroidered Handkerchiefs at tonight's SPECIAL SALE for ■ Ifl sc, worth 10c; at Be, worth 15c; at ioc, sold everywhere 3 for 50c. H H I Blanket Department. I m There are still on hand 218 pairs 11-4 Silver Grey Blankets, size 72x80, which will be sold tonight at H 151.75I $1.75 per pair. This will compare favorably with any $3 Blanket in the market. H Men's Furnishing Goods. I Full Seamless Socks at 1 ie, regular price 20c. Wjk White Shirts, made of New York Mills Muslin, reinforced sides, at 65c; this is the regular $1.25 Shirt. fl Neckwear in over 1000 patterns, Scarfs and Four-in-Hands, at 37K C - This line was manufactured H specially for the City of Paris for their holiday trade, as a leader to be sold for 75c; they go now for half that B price—37/4c. I CITY OP 1 'ARMS,I 203 TO 207 NORTH SPRING STREET. I The Store Will Open at 7 O'clock and Close at 9:30. Be Sure | a and Come Around. : I ICI I AS. NIIJNTE R, I IMANA G E R . I 7