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CHARLES M. SHORTRIDGE, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: DAILY CALL— per year by moil ; b7 carrier, 15c week. .- .. SUNDAY CALL— per year. WEEKLY CALL— ♦I.6O per year. j- -„ Tho Eastern office of the SAX FRANCISCO CALL (Daily and Weekly), Pacific States Adver tising Bureau, Rhinelander building, Rose and Duan'e streets, New York. SATURDAY. APRIL ,6, 1895 Pledges are rolling in. Big business waits the competing road. Fresno's enterprise has an electric touch •■on it. Anything that mends a monopoly will end it. There are snags in the way, but progress keeps moving. The opportunity for the Grand Jury is still open and unoccupied. Republican victories give a political guar antee to the business revival. Bonds won't be half so heavy on pos terity as a heritage of cobblestones. Drop a pledge in the slot and see the wheels of the Valley road go round. Putting a veto on the street-paving job is the best way to cap that particular climax. Perhaps the cunning Oscar Wilde brought his libel suit simply to advertise Dorian Gray. An anti-monopoly telephone company will be surprising enough to make every body say "hello." It is a literal truth that the more the proposed boulevard is considered the more people think of it. As a railroad builder Mendocino is pre pared to play a lone hand, but San Fran cisco should assist. Bright, breezy and beautiful will be the special features for your leisure's reading in the Sunday Call. The Oakland merchants have quit selling tape by the yard, and are now dealing in enterprise by the bolt. Sausalito intends to taKe rank among progressive towns and keep up with the procession on good roads. The people are now waiting for the re formers to begin, but if the reformers wait the people will lose them. Republican leaders will lose their pres tige if thej r do not compel Republican offi cials to fulfill their pledges. The Half-million Club has a clear com prehension that the task before it includes the whole State as well as the City. The Call does not publish lottery lists, beeuu.-e it is not in collusion with ary scheme for the injury of its readers. San Francisco will never have a good government as long as her influential citi zens are willing to put up with the other kind. The new railroad, the boulevard and street improvements may all be set down as projects for bettering the ways of the people. In bringing suit against the Marquis of Queensberry, Oscar Wilde overlooked the fact that he who brings a libel suit must have a very clean record to show up in court. The farmers of England are fighting against free trade on the ground that out side competition is such English farmers cannot make a living if they pay living wages. To receive the gift of Crossley's great re flector for the Lick Observatory it will be necessary to raise the sum of $5000. Here is a chance for some millionaire to do the graceful thing. Any advance in real estate at present is merely speculative, for there can be no actual increase in value until the compet ing road is open or street improvements have been made. It would give the Call great pleasure to publish the name of every Oakland mer chant in its roll of honor, which is the list of those shippers who pledge their busi ness to the Valley road. Venezuela owes the United States $141,000 for damage done by seizing three American steamers in 1871, and it might be a good scheme to take the whole country in pay ment of the debt by way of heading off the British. We congratulate the Examiner on rolling up the first $10,000 of its popular subscrip tion to the competing road and hope to find it after a while as active and earnest in promoting street improvements as it is in advancing the San Joaquin road. The suggestion from the Washington Post that the Democratic candidate for the President in 1896 should be chosen from the South, will be generally approved. As the majority of the Democratic vote is in the South, the honors might as well go there also; particularly next year, when both the votes and the honors are likely to be mere matters of compliment. New Orleans and Buffalo have entered as competitors for the next Republican National Convention, and as neither of them is in any way able to offer induce* ments at all equal to those of San Fran cisco, we can afford to commend them for their pluck and admit that either of them is capable of giving an extra warm time to any convention it may receive in June. It is reported that an orator who was in vited to address the New Hampshire Sen ate the otoer day began his speech by say ing, "Gentlemen, I have documentary evidence that two-thirds of the members of this honorable body are liars." Painful as these words are, they afford another evidence of the solidarity of our institu tions by showing something of a resem blance between the New Hampshire Senate and the San Francisco Board of Super visors. The project of opening an ocean ship canal to connect the Atlantic with the Mediterranean by a short cut across France, which has been so often discussed, is now agitated again in that country, and, it is believed, will be undertaken. The canal would be about 200 miles long and would cost in the neighborhood of $400, --000,000, but as it would save a voyage of 1200 miles around Spain, it is thought it would pay expenses as well as being of great 'advantage to France in case of war with England. BUSINESS PLEDGES. The plan of the Call to get the business men of the State to place themselves on record regarding the traffic they propose to offer the new railroad, has been widely ap proved and strongly indorsed by men whose approval and indorsement is as good as so much gold. We have published daily for some time past words of commenda tion that have come to us from prominent men, and this morning we publish a long list of the names of those who have signed the pledge. The list deserves a careful reading. It shows how many men have already seen the advantage of standing up to be counted on the side of the people against monopoly, and thus affords the en couragement of example to others. It must not be supposed, however, that the list published comprises all who have signed the pledge. A large number of business men and firms have signed it, who have good reasons for desiring that their action be kept secret. The Southern Pacific is known to be as jealous as it is greedy and as vindictive as it is jealous. Until the competing road is in operation, the managers of the monopoly have it in their power to almost ruin any merchant against whom their spite may be directed. They can do this by a simple discrimina tion against him in freight rates and ship ping facilities ; and the managers of the monopoly, millionaires though they be, are not above resorting to mean tactics of that kind in their efforts to crush out the independence of individuals. We clearly understand therefore the need of keeping secret the signatures of some of our lead ing business men and will not betray their confidence. The public may be assured, however, that these merchants are in hearty sympathy with the new road, and their business is just as sure to go to it as that of any of those whose pledges are made publicly and whose names are pub lished. The very fact that so many business men are compelled to give support to the new road in secrecy, is one of the strongest argu ments in favor of its construction. It re veals something of the extent to which the monopoly has carried its domination and its wrongdoing. When a single corporation has grown so powerful that it can not only defy competition, but can ruin any business man who attempts to encourage it, the time has come to bring about a new order of things. It is not to be wondered at that trade lan guished and industry was blighted under such conditions. What capitalist would start a new enterprise when the Southern Pacific Company stood ready and greedy to rob him of his profits by charging for transportation all the traffic would bear? Fortunately these evil conditions will soon be things of the past. The competing road is.practically in process of construc tion and ere long it will be open for busi ness. Every man wha helps it forward helps to emancipate the industries of the State from the blight of the monopoly. No business man should shirk his duty in this respect. Sign the pledge. THE OAKLAND BANQUET. The merchants of Oakland have at last realized the great importance of their city. At the banquet given Thursday evening by the Merchants' Association the abiding common-sense of intelligent men found expression in a determination to unite the great mercantile forces of the city into one powerful machine, which shall have for its object the development of the manifold natural advantages which Oakland enjoys. For too long this splendid city, rich in the money of her residents and in those abounding natural charms and advantages which should have made her greater than she is, has been content to develop without a higher purpose than comes from the for warding of individual interests. As a consequence she insensibly fell under the evil power of selfish interests, which stripped her and fattened on the plunder. She lost her water front when she had, next to San Francisco, the finest on the coast. She permitted the Southern Pa cific to secure a monopoly of her shipping facilities and hold her at its mercy. But Oakland is roused at last and is putting forth her giant strength to burst the bonds that enslave her. She has been making a desperate fight for her stolen water front and victory seems in sight and will be secured if there is such a thing as justice in the world. And Thursday night she decided to shatte* the bonds in which the Southern Pacific for so many weary years has held her. This forward movement on the part of the merchants is the culmination of the work that has been proceeding for some time on other lines. They understand that they have an interest fully as vital as that of any other in the city, and their organi zation and determined attitude, working in co-operation with the activities which were already in the field, will insure the fruition of Oakland's highest ambition. Realizing the fact that her geographical position not only makes her the entrepot for the commerce of San Francisco, but that she has independent harbor facilities which might be utilized to her account, her merchants have organized themselves into a body of men determined to see that the most shall be made of these superb advantages. Of course, the most vital thing broached by the speakers at the banquet was the opportunity for competitive transportation presented by the San Joaquin Valley Rail road. That Oakland must secure all the advantages which reside in that oppor tunity was the most prominent thought in every mind. Justly resenting the charge that she is merely a suburb of San Fran cisco, her merchants, to whom the ques tion of transportation charges and facili ties is directly vital, are determined to do all in their power to aid the people's line. That they can secure the Valley road, if they display the proper spirit of enter prise, there can be no doubt. It is simply a matter of making the inducement suffi ciently strong. One of the first evidences of their earnestness would be the signing of the Call's pledge to ship by the Valley road. This should be accompanied with generous subscription to the shares of the company, and with donations of a right of way and land for depot purposes. We have no fear that Oakland, now that her spirit is roused, will be found wanting in a single one of these particulars. THE LOTTERY LISTS. The proprietor of the Call is informed by his subscription agents that a few per sons have quit taking the paper because it does not publish the lists of winning num bers in lottery drawings. We would much rather not have any of our readers state this as a reason for not taking the paper, for we should prefer to believe that all of them agree with us in regarding lotteries as an evil to every individual who has deal ings with them and to every community which tolerates their operations. We should prefer to think of every member of this community that he has so high a re gard for himself and for the moral and financial welfare of the City and State as to be proud of the existence here of a great newspaper which has the courage and the sense of duty to denounce the swindling and corruption which lotteries represent. We should be proud to be able to announce THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895. that the Call's opposition to this shame ful evil is one of the very reasons why every good man and woman in the com munity supports it with subscriptions. If there are any readers of the Call who imagine that it will publish anything of a degrading, disgusting or otherwise in jurious nature they will be disappointed, for this paper is not published in the in terest of anything that is low and cor rupting. If there are any of our readers who, in spite of our pleadings and warn ings, still insist on buying lottery tickets, they can easily secure the lists of winning numbers from the agents who sell the tickets, and at the same time can be taking a clean, high-class paper, which gives all the legitimate news without regard to the cost, and which is devoting all of its ener gies not only to the protection of the com munity against wrongs, but also to the promotion of those material enterprises ■which develop the resources of the State and contribute to the happiness, security and prosperity of her people. HE WILL VETO IT. The people of San Francisco will read with more than ordinary satisfaction this morning the announcement of Mayor Sutro's decision to veto the bituminous rock ordinance. This measure, whose nature is well understood by the people, is one of the most iniquitous ever devised in the City. It would have given to a single combina tion the privilege of furnishing all the asphalt needed for street paving and to the Southern Pacific Company the ex clusive profit of hauling it. This, indeed, would have been a rich plum for the ring if it could have been carried through. Fortunately the Mayor has shown him self in this instance to be a true defender of the interests of the City. His veto will baffle the ring, and by defeating this job will have a tendency to prevent attempts at others. There can be no doubt the veto will prove sufficient to balk ihe scheme, for it would require a vote of nine Supervisors to pass the ordinance over the veto, and only eight can be found who will vote for it. The other four are honest, in corruptible men, who can be counted on to sustain the Mayor and protect the interests of the City. The decision of the Mayor is one of espe cial gratification for the Call, for it is in accordance with the line of policy we have advocated all along. An earnest cham pion of public improvements, the Call has recognized that the success of a job of this kind would cause many progressive men to hesitate in going forward with the work of municipal development, and the Call has been zealous therefore in endeavoring to defeat it. The Mayor's decision cornea like the blow of a stalwart champion for good government, striking down the wrong. A great victory has been won for the people, and the veto will be greeted with universal approval. A TELEPHONE EIVAL. Concurrently with the expiration of the Bell telephone patents is the formation of a powerful telephone corporation which will revolutionize the business. It has a formidable array of wealthy backers, in cluding leading representatives of the Standard Oil Company, the American Sugar Refining Company, the Pullman Palace Car Company, the Crocker estate of San Francisco and many great financial interests. The instruments to be used are those devised by Allen T. Nye, who has already had some fierce legal fights with the Bell company. The parent company is the Standard Telephone Company of New York. The entire country is to be covered by the organization of district com panies, each embracing one State or more and controlled by local capitalists with the co-operation of the parent company. The main advances which the new enter prise will make on the Bell telephone ser vice are these : First, a rental of only $25 a year will be charged for the instruments; second, instead of furnishing the electric current by means of batteries the new com pany will employ dynamos; third, the in strument is no larger than a man's hand and connections are made automatically. It seems to follow that this telephone will supplant the telegraph, and such is the prediction made by the company. The importance of this enterprise is far greater than appears at a glance. The power of the Bell company has been so invincible, both financially and politically, that the use of new inventions and im provements and the operation of rival companies have been impossible. There never has been in America a more power ful or autocratic monopoly than the Bell telephone. Still, through its enterprise the country has enjoyed an excellent tele phone service, and, although the company is said tb have made enormous profits, it has furnished the people with a service that has become indispensable. Indeed, it needed the wonderful prosperity of the Bell company to spur on inventors to higher achievements and capital to an exhibition of enterprise. It will be im possible for the Bell company to compete with the new company, as the recent in ventions are beyond its control. All that is now left for it is to transfer its wires and franchises to the new concern on the best terms that it can make. It seems hardly possible for it to buy out the new company. But the telegraph as well as the tele phone companies are threatened, and these two combined would probably con stitute the strongest financial and political force that aggregated capital can exercise in this country. It was doubtless this con sideration that led the new company to organize with men representing $360,000,000, not including the local capital which will go into the organization of the district companies. It is a particularly interesting matter that although the Bell telephone and the telegraph companies have been rivals, the threat which the presence of the new company creates necessarily makes them partners in defense. It is claimed by the new company that it can transmit messages 3000 miles. This will render the telegraph obsolete. The fact that the presence in any com munity of two telephone services will re quire many users to have two sets of in struments will be one of the strongest factors in forcing the old company out of the field. PROGRESSIVE SAUSALITO. Among the lesser towns of the State where the spirit of reviving enterprise and progress is making itself manifest in prac tical ways, is Sausalito. The recent de cision of the Supreme Court confirming the incorporation of the city, has infused the people with a desire to advance its de velopment as rapidly as is commensurate with prudence and business sense, and ac cordingly the prospects of progress in Sausalito just now are not inferior to those of any city of equal size in the State. Among the projected improvements of the place are the construction of good roads along the water front and on the hill. At a retent meeting of the citizens to consider these things, there was dis closed a most commendable degree of pub lic spirit among all who were present. The Sausalito News quotes one of the speakers, Major Miller, as expressing the general sentiment in saying that the Half million Club of San Francisco, and similar organizations in other cities of California, are signs of enterprise which, taken in connection with the new railroad, mark the beginning of a new era for the State, and that Sausalito must advance with her sister cities and profit by the new order of things. If this spirit of generous rivalry in the race of progress animates the lead ing men of Sausalito, the outlook for her future is certainly bright. No suburban town in an} r part of the world has more natural beauty and attractiveness than our neighbor across the bay, and in the com ing decade there is no reason to doubt that the energy of her people will be rewarded by prosperity in every direction. As a result of the two blizzards that swept over Florida during the past winter, it is said many of the hardiest orange trees over large areas of the State have been found to be not only blighted, but killed outright by long and reiterated freezing, and many of the most plucky and enterprising growers are talking of giving up the cultivation of oranges, in part at least, and devoting increased atten tion to the raising of early fruits and veg etables in competition with Bermuda. In urging the people of that city to make an earnest effort to obtain the next Repub lican National Convention the New Orleans States says: "It is estimated that the con vention will bring fully 125,000 visitors to this city, and from a business point of view it will be a bonanza to local trades men, as the crowds will remain here from seven to ten days." There may be some thing of exaggeration in that estimate, but it is a good pointer for San Francisco mer chants to consider. THE HEAVENS IN APRIL. The revolution of the earth around the sun brings to our view in the course of a year ail portions of the heavens north of south declina tion 52J.£ degrees at seasonable hours of the evening. Those who live farther north see less, those farther south see more, in proportion to their latitudes. Strewn over this large section of the celestial sphere are fourteen fixed stars sufficiently bright to be classed as of the first magnitude ; forty-eight of second magnitude, and hundreds and even thousands of lesser magnitudes, omitting telescopic stars, which are numbered by millions. The evenings of spring present to the star gazer the most brilliant array of stellar lights that can be seen at any one time. By reason of some yet unknown law of distribution, the larger orbs show a tendency to be gregarious, and within an area of 60 degrees in diameter seven stars of first magnitude and an equal number of second magnitude blend their radi ance at present in the western heavens. But, as is known, the fixed stars are not the only stellar lights to be seen in the firmament. Five of the major planets are visible to the naked eye and may be seen in their allotted zone.which extends onjeach side of the ecliptic, and like that invisible but mathematical line encircles the celestial sphere. Unlike the fixed stars, whicmor ages keep their positions with regard to each other almost unchanged, the planets roam singly, and in their destined pe riod of months or years pass round the heavens. For this reason they are often seen at wide distances apart on the planet highway, the zodiac. It happens, however, at present that no less than four planets ere visible in the evening sky, while three out of these add their elc ams to the star-strewn area hi the west. For this reason it is being constantly asked these weeks, "Which is Jupiter?" "Where is Aldebaran?" etc., even those who are some what familiar with the constellations being confused by the sprinkling of planetary gems in the starry outlines. Tha accompanying diagrams and a few ex planations will enable the casual star-gazer to distinguish between the permanent lights and the transient planetary visitors. The planet Venus, a few degrees north of the west point and the nearest of the brilliant orbs to the horizon, ia easily recognized by its sil very gleam and apparent superiority in size and radiance. It now sets past 9 o'clock in the evening, but as it is approaching the earth it will be seen nearer to the zenith each evening at any given hour, setting later and later until July 11, when it will commence to recede toward the horizon and to set earlier, until it sets with the %un on the 19th of next September. But it will continue to increase in brightness until August 13, when its diameter will be more than forty seconds of an arc, being then (telescopically) in the crescent phase. Very nearly as resplendent is the giant planet Jupiter, whose gleams come to us from the enormous distance of 483,000,000 miles. It is numbered 7 in the first diagram, and can be easily identified among the surrounding stars in the constellation Gemini. Castor and Pollux, the large orbs on the east side, must be looked for nearer to the zenith than Jupiter. The planet is on the ecliptic, the horizontal curving line in the diagram, and also near the summer solstice, which is represented by the intersection of the vertical line. The moons of Jupiter to be seen require magnifying power, the fifth moon, discovered by Dr. Barnard of the Lick Observatory, re quiring a lens at least fifteen inches in diame ter. Jupiter is moving slowly eastward along its wide orbit, which it takes nearly twelve years to traverse. Ruddy-tinted Mare, marked 2 in the diagram, is also moving eastward at a more rapid pace, and on April 25, having emerged from its present peculiar position be tween the horns of Taurus, will become for a few days the fellow-traveler of the giant planet; and then, speeding past it a little to the north, will complete its smaller orbit in less than two years. Aldebaran, the large star in the Hyades, will be seen nearer to the western horizon, as shown in the diagram. Toward the end of the month the wandering crescent moon temporarily ob scures the brightness of the glittering groups. The constellation of Orion, with its starry belt and nost of bright stars, is known to all. Farther to the southwest is Sirius, the whitest and brightest of fixed stars, while to the north west is Capella, the type of solar stars. Pro cyon shines brightly a few degrees south of Castor and Pollux. The second diagram rep resents the constellation of Leo in the eastern heavens not far from the meridian. Toward the northeast is Arcturus, toward the south east Spica, and nearer to the horizon the planet Saturn, the fourteenth stellar light of the first order now visible in the evening sky. Rose O'Halloran. Barry's Star. Brightest and best of the weeklies. Special features, from politics to poetry. All leading newsdealers. * AROUND THE CORRIDOBS. John Herd, who enjoyed the distinction of representing Mrs. Yarde-Buller as her financial agent until & few days ago, and who also gave himself the pleasure of refusing to do so. any longer, has some very firm ideas on the ques tion as to whether or not women make good JOHN HERD BEVIEWS WOMAN CLIENTS. [Sketched from life for the "Oi«" by A'ankivell.l clients. In the corridor of the California Hotel yesterday he said to a Call reporter: "I would not take another woman as a client for all the money in the universe. Such people change their minds with more rapidity than you can write down their wishes. Mind you, Ido not mean by that that all women would make bad clients, but I do say that the ones who enjoy unusual luxury and are suddenly placed in possession of considerable money, to do with as they please, are in no wise able to handle it judiciously and keep cool." "To what do you attribute this occasional absence of stability?" "Heavens and earth, man! how the deuce do I know what occasions it? There is not a man living who can answer that question. You can take all the men you care to select and ask them why certain women are so changeable, and every one will give you a different answer." "'Then you have no remedy to suggest 1" "Well, not to speak of. I fully realize that it is a tireless job to follow a woman's moods and keep good-natured. Do you imagine for a mo ment that I am attempting to reform their ■ways of doing about es they please? Well, I guess not; not if I know myself. That is one of the things that helps to make them so at tractive." "One of the many great changes which will be brought about by the utilization of the great power of Niagara Falls will be an electric road from Buffalo to the point mentioned," said J. F. Morse, a prominent citizen of the latter place, at the Palace yesterday. "The New York Central has a line between the two points and it is the intention of the company to change the motive power from steam to elec tricity. The distance is only about twenty-five miles and every year thousands of visitors pass over the road. It is said to be the Intention of the Vanderbilts to make other radical changes if the experiment proves a success. They now run a belt line of railroad surrounding the city of Buffalo and which enjoys an immense local patronage. The use of electricity would, of course, greatly lessen the operating expenses of this line and it is sure to follow its introduc tion in the line first spoken of. Although the rates of fare between Buffalo and the falls are already quite reasonable the change will in volve a reduction of about a half, it is thought, and is a step toward the future greatness which is bound to come to our city." G. S. Lane, a well-known miner, who has had a long experience in the fields of both this State and Colorado, is in the city, having just come up from the southern part of the State. It is his belief that the Riverside and San Bernardino localities, on the range of moun tains through that district, is bound to be a profitable field for future mining operations. "I don't want to boom that section beyond reasonable possibilities," said he yesterday, "but my investigations, which were pretty thorough, lead me to believe that it is a locality rich in paying quartz. What are known as the McHaney discoveries have awakened a great interest in the locality and prospectors are floating in fast. The latest discovery of which I heard was at a point about twelve miles southeast of what is known as Twenty-nine Palms and only a few miles from the Bpot where the McHaney developments were made. Some valuable quartz has been taken out there, from less than five tons of which over $900 was obtained. The gold ore is found in a copper-stained quartz, and some phenom enal results are confidently predicted by ex perts acquainted with the fields." Attorney James A. Hall told a story in the Lick House lobby last night which illustrates the acuteness of the thoroughly ahead-of-the time young woman. "A well-known and popular young lady," said Mr. Hall, "had an experience a few days ago with a young fellow which she is not likely to forget. She is a guest at a fashionable hotel and was visiting friends In a small neighboring town. Om the second day of her arrival a young gentleman, much smitten with her charms, appeared on the scene. "A fishing party was at once made up, and after luncheon the young people started for the grounds. The place selected chanced to be well within the preserves of a well-known club, but that fact made little or no difference to the excursionists. In a short while the party moved off in the usual 'couple' arrangement, when the fashionable young fellow from San Francisco commenced his love-making. He properly fixed the fly, cast it off for her, and then paid himself for the trouble by stealing a kiss. "Hardly had he recovered from his joy when a voice, etartlingly near, said: " 'Young fellow, although I'm the gamekeeper here, I don't particularly object to your fishin' in this 'ere stream, but I would like to know if you have a license to fish on them preserves.' '•The confused young gentleman muttered something in reply, and then said: 'Sister, I guess we had better get back to the house.' "This was too much for his companion, for she wrathfully exclaimed: " 'Don't make a chump out of yourself by calling me "sister." Any fool knows that a man wouldn't be kissing his sister at such a time and place as this.' " . PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. Few deaths in recent years have caused deeper regret among the professional and edu cational circles of Berlin than that of Professor George yon Giiycki of the university. He was a victim of the influenza. Since 1883 he had been professor of ethics, and was one ci the most popular members of the faculty. Among his best-known works are: "Philosophic Con sequences of the Theory of Evolution," "Hume's Ethics" and "Moral Philosophy." The profes sor's widow is one of the leaders of the woman's rights movement in Germany. In x "An Artist's Reminiscences" Rudolph Lehmann writes: "I only met Thackeray once, In this historical old Roman tavern, the Osteria del Falcon, •which boasts of having had Michael Angelo among its customers. When a mutual friend introduced me to the great novelist (great in more than one sense, for he measured 6 feet 4 inches), I said I had learned to read English from his 'Vanity Fair.' 'And that is where I learned to write it,' he replied." In the world of letters there is curiosity about the first incumbent of the chair of Eng lish literature which Yale has just been given $70,000 to establish. It is to be called the Emily Sanford professorship, in tribute to the wife of its donor. The Hartford Post, con ducted by John A. Porter, an active Yale alumnus, nominates to this chair, a lucrative one by the way for a college professorship, Richard Burton of Trinity. Bartram Hile?, the armless artist of Bristol, whose pictures, sketches and designs have won for him several prizes, is only 28 years old, and though he grasps his brush between his teeth and paints with much dexterity, he was not born armjess. His arms were ampu tated above the elbow in consequence of a tram car accident when he was 8 years old. Mr. Balfour, leader of the English Conserva tives, is a brilliant taiker in private life. His conversation bristles with anecdotes and amus ing stories, which are told with an air of drollery and genuine humor. Francis A. Crandall, managing editor of the Buffalo Evening Times, has been appointed Superintendent of Public Documents at Wash ington. The position is a new one, and carries a salary of $3000 a year. * Cannon, the English jockey, has a boat house on the Thames, and, when not in train ing, keeps himself well by rowing, swimming and hunting. He has an income that might satisfy a Duke. Frederick Holbrook, one of the few living war Governors of New England, celebrated his eighty-second birthday recently at his home in Brattleboro, Vt. PERSONA-. C. M. Crawford of Lake County was at the Russ yesterday. E. F. Parker of Stockton is registered at the Russ. B. E. Mott of Cloverdale Is at the Occidental. L. R. Brant of Angel Island is a guest at the Occidental. Major J. R. Houghton, a large land-owner of Chico, is at the Lick. H. M. Shreve, a merchant of Tulare, is agnest at the Lick. Silas Carle, a contractor of Sacramento, was at the Lick last night. E. F. Bernhard, a merchant of Fresno, is at the Lick. H. B. Smith, a merchant of Ukiah, is a guest at the Grand. ) Andrew Brown, a merchant of Kernville, registered at the Grand yesterday. Aaron Smith, a railroad man of Los Angeles, was at the Grand last night. Hon. Carl Lindsey, District Attorney of Santa Cruz, was an arrival at the Grand yester day. J. Ross Traynor, a fruit-buyer of Marysville, is at the Grand. William Palmtag, a prominent resident of Hollister, is at the California. J. Allen Parsons of Belvedere is a guest at the California. Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis of Los Angeles are at the Palace. Lieutenant and Mrs. E. B. Cassatt, U. S. A., are registered at the Palace. THE CAYUSE AT POtO. [Containing a suggestion that might be put to profit by the polo-players of Burlingame.] I. Those riders down at "Blingum" are afeared their naas Ml fling 'em, And they fizzle in their stroke and in their reach ; And I see 'their game of polo is as tame as whist or solo When compared to one I saw down on the beach. You remember, Baron Truffles, with his tinsel, lace and ruffles, Was a sport of very eminent degree, And he came to' the conclusion the cayuse was a delusion In competing with a horse of pedigree. So a challenge then he launched against the backers of the broncho; He was taken up before the set of sun- Captain Casey swore to play him, and to wager he could lay him Out and out before the polo game was done. in And they got their teams together— there was favor in the weather, When the bronchos met the steeds with bartered tails; And the speed of them cayuses would make poems for the muses— But to tell the rest my heart it nearly fails. The bronchos in the racing weren't great on lengthy pacing; But they stopped, and flew around the other way. Oh, like "mapic they flew back, sir, on the rolling spheroid's track, sir, While the blooded nags were seldom in the play. Well, the horse of Captain Casey had developed such a pace, he Made his rider wince anear the winning line; When the Baron got excited and he madly swung his mallet, And— poor Casey got a plunk upon his spine. 111. The "bloods" were never in it for the fraction of a minute. For the bronchos played around them and about, And they had the same i n tow, sir— truth, I'm tell ing you, by Joe, sir — And the natives raised a thunder of a shout. But old Truffles couldn't bear it, to see glory and not share it When his royal stable showed up far behind, And while racing hard and vainly after Casey, he insanely Made the lnnge that clapped on Casey's eyes a blind. The mob was all a-cheering as the victory was near ing, And as Casey drove the ball along the track- One more touch to goal would send it, and he raised his stick to end it, When— poor Casey's spinal column got the whack. IV. But if Casey could be found, sir, 'twould delight him, I'll be bound, sir, The conceit to take from Captain Tobfn's team ; And he'd make the coming Britons think their mounts a lot of kittens, And their "blooded" fad would vanish like a dream. Yes, the general population of this corner of the nation They would whoop 'er up In style for the cayuse — And the wiry little climber, worshiped by the grand "old-timer," Would redeem itself in spite of time's abuse- Would reveal itself as certain as the dawn would raise the curtain On the day it meets the racer, groomed so fine- Would redeem itself full splendid, if the game should not be ended Like when Casey got the whack upon his spine. chablks D. South. SUFPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS. •'What's your opinion of the coming woman?" He— l can't tell; but I suppose she will keep us waiting just like the others.— Chicago Inter Ocean. "What's this parrot saying?" asked the vis itor in the birdstore. "It doesn't sound like 'Polly wants a cracker.' " "No, it's 'Polly wants a bean.' I'm educating the bird for a Boston lady."— Washington Star. A gentleman walking: along Lexington ave nue one day encountered two boys who looked so much alike that he stopped them and asked, "Are you little boys twins?" They looked up at him for a moment as though they did not exactly understand, then one said meekly, "No, sir; we are Methodists." —Harper's Weekly. "A wire-grass Georgia Judge has just decided a big dog case." "How did it turn out?" "You see, a man went to Texas and left his dog with a neighbor, and when he came back he wanted the dog." "Well?" "The Judge decided that the man who had the dog didn't have a title, and that a fellow who would leave a good dog oughtn't to own one." "What did the Judge do about it?" "Kept the dog himself."— Atlanta Journal. Master — Be quick, my boy, and reckon up how many head of cattle there are in that herd. Pupil— Seventy-six- Master— How did you make it out? Pupil— l counted their feet »nd divided by four. Master— Yon gave yourself unnecessary trou ble, my lad. Next time you must count tha horns and divide by two.— Neueste Nach richten. "I ought to have known better than to come here," said the departing drummer to th» landlord. "I was told beforehand that it wwT-<j a one-horse town." "Well, there's no use of kicking now," —as the placid response. "No. I just wanted to stop long enough to express my sympathy for the horse."—Wash ington Star. "Have you been able to catch the Speaker* eye?" asked the first lady legislator. "Have I?" rejoined the second legislator. "Well, rather. I wore my navy-blue bengaline with the heliotrope sleeves, and the Speaker couldn't keep his eyes off me." Upon the call of the house they separated.— Detroit Tribune. Mother— The very hairs of our heads are num bered. Smart kid (pulling one out of his head) — What number is this? Mother (snatching part of a handful out of his head)— The one you gave me was number one. Ycu can go out in the woodshed and count these others.— Philadelphia Inquirer. "Louise is married' and seems perfectly happy." "Why shouldn't she be? Her husband's busi ness Is such that he can't take but one meal a day at home."— Chicago Inter Ocean. She— l wish to purchase a new hat — one In the very latest style. He— Ah, yes. Will madame kindly take a seat and wait for a moment? The styles are just changing.— Fliegende Blatter. 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