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The Eastern office of the BAN FRANCISCO
CALL (Dally and Weekly), Pacific States Adver
tising Bureau, Rhinelander building, Rose and
Puane streets, New York.
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SUNDAY MAY 19, 1895
Wisdom goes without crutches.
Too much gain brings some pain.
Arrogance is the livery of weakness.
No one ever accused spring of being too
' Suffering is generally a confession of
Nearly everything done in an underhand
way is overdone.
Some of the white lies common in society
are old enough to be gray.
The person who does not enjoy music is
out of harm on v with nature.
A happy home is the rose that Civiliza
tion wears in its buttonhole.
The latest caprice of Eastern girls is to
have their feet photographed.
The best excuses for sadness are dys
pepsia and disappointment in love.
If you never do to-day what you can to
morrow, you will never be out of a job.
Men have been known to seize an oppor
tunity so rashly they choked it to death.
This is the time to decide whether you
will go to the mountains or the seashore.
If you take care of your cash yourself
your neighbors will take care of your credit.
It is hardly worth while to go to church |
unless one brings home the lessons taught
' . It is still a disputed point whether Russia
"has really taken the peacock feather from
There is a dread rumor that the fashion
able ice cream of the season will be called j
There are some people in social" circles
who think the world is nothing but a flirta
-1 tion rink.
■ 'He that gives quickly, gives twice,"
and moreover he is liable to be tapped the
third time.
If there were any possibility of profit in
the advice of the average man, he wouldn't
yive it to you.
If Mrs. Grundy could be seen as well as
heard what an extraordinary living picture
she would make.
You can never give a man any effectual
help until you have made him believe he
can help himself.
When a man has resolved to take a leap
in the dark, it is not worth while for him to
look before he leaps.
If this silver campaign is to be kept up
all summer we might as well have Congress
in session to settle it.
Happiness is largely a matter of not
overestimating our troubles and not under
valuing our treasures.
• Woman's economy consists not only in
what she saves herself but in what she
makes her husband save.
There are some people to whom you can
not show the slightest kindness without
having to pay for the privilege.
It is one of the paradoxes of life that the
only way to acquire a get-there movement
is to develop your staying qualities.
I Many a man considers himself a friend to
the city he lives in, who doesn't even take
the trouble to get acquainted with it.
. While it is wise to seek the good opinion
of others, it is worth nothing unless we
have the highest opinion of ourselves.
The saddest thing in life is the spectacle
of a man who is sorry because he does not
know that he has reason to be happy.
Very busy people who have only one day
in the week for relaxation should not make |
it too much of a business to seek pleasure.
The people who get on in the world are
those who make the world think that they
ought to get on, and that requires brains.
.There is little use in a hypnotism that
sends a lively man to sleep, but the world
is just yearning for a kind that will wake a
Silurian up.
There is no man living but that can find
fault with his newspaper, but it is surpris
ing how few persons can succeed as news
paper publishers.
?! •If the Japs and the Russians undertake
to carry on their diplomacy in the lan
guage of either, there will surely be hard
words between them. .
;, The University of Pennsylvania, unable
to take warning from Princeton's experi
ence, has cracked its skull in collision with
the California University athletes.
Although marriage may be a lottery,
most people have the privilege of writing
upon the tickets the amount and character
of the prize which they should draw.
j The cold wave has spread from the East
ern States to Europe, but California is still
.luxuriating in the kind of sunshine that
•fills the stomach with food and the pocket
with gold. .: * . _
i '< It will be interesting to observe if the
* failure of the income tax law to meet the
expectations ; which inspired it will )be re
garded by ; the • administration as a suffi
cient excuse to issue more bonds. "'
--•. ■ Santa Rosa proposes to make its rose fes
tival an annual affair, and ; this \ presents
the interesting question ; as to whether its
enterprise is to be herbaceous— dying down
• in winter and blossoming forth in summer.*
. Beerbohm Tree has made the astonish
ing declaration that he ) likes America and
expects to return next year, and he has
not ■ neglected to say > that American au
diences compare in intelligence with any
in Europe,
The large foreign population of San
Francisco has brought about a very inter
esting condition of affairs — the necessity
for music on Sundays. This is the day
on which the proletariat of all nations
may seefc recreation, and if he is a for
eigner we may be sure that his Sunday
outing must have a musical feature. Ysaye
has made us understand that the system of
musical education in America does not
permit whatever native musical genius we
may have to find means for proper devel
opment in this country. He speaks from
the point of view of a European, and this
excludes consideration of these facts : That
every nation has a certain total energy;
that this energy must be employed, and in
its employment may produce results
which may be large or small, according to
the range or the point of view ; and that,
although American musical institutions
may not be producing as many great
musicians as Europe, the forces which
might have gone to the making of musi
cians have undoubtedly been employed in
advancement in other directions ahead of
European achievements in those lines. It
might be unfair to expect Ysaye to take all
these matters into account.
Still, it is well that no country and no
people be noted for pre-eminence in one or
a few things. It is clearly better that the
intellectual forces of a people be spread
over as large an area as possible, provided
that wholesome results be achieved in all
useful directions. It cannot be denied that
the American people have a tremendous
vital force, and that it is being employed
actively for the good of the whole race. It
is an interesting fact that we have among
our people, as a valuable leaven, a foreign
taste, which, particularly in San Francisco,
has a very important effect on the pas
times of our own people, and that one of
its best manifestations is the demand for
Thus, while San Franciscans are enjoy
ing the advantage which the averaging
effect of people from all parts of the world
produces, these foreign tastes affect only
our holiday amusements and our methods
of restanrant existence. Even in these
matters, however, this influence is exceed
ingly valuable. The subject of restaurants
conducted by foreigners is a matter by
itself. What we are most concerned with
now is the matter of Sunday concerts.
The central expression of this idea is
found on Sundays at Golden Gate Park.
Every Sunday afternoon many thousands
of San Franciscans may be seen listening
attentively to the excellent concerts which
are Riven by the park band. Apart from
ttM fact that most of the musicians are
foreigners, the most interesting study
which the audience presents is on the
score of mixed nationalities, the Latin and
Teutonic races predominating. Most well
to-do Americans keep away from these
concerts, probably because no admission
fee is charged ; but it is exceedingly in
teresting to the student to observe the
genuine enjoyment which our local for
eigners find in these concerts, and if he be
broad and generous he will be grateful to
the foreign influence which has contrib
uted so largely to the regarding of these
concerts as a public necessity.
To-day the combined squadrona of the
San Francisco yacht clubs will cruise to
gether around the harbor and adjacent
waters. Who does not love a yacht?
When does not that matchless and im
matchable thing of beauty forever and a
day appeal to the tender and sentimental
part of one' 3 being? The ship molded
from a noble design, shapely and perfect
in her grand maturity, a fit and royal con
sort of the king)}' ocean, passes by in majes
tic review the fairest and best of human
handiwork. Stand on the shore as she
spreads her pinions of snow and sails
away. One by one the white cloths lift on
high and bow in stately submission to the
winds that waft her on. Never a look
or a longing is backward thrown to the
safe harbor she has left, for her great heart
is a-sea.
Night and storm will shut down upon
her, and the darkness aud bitterness of
death will encompass her about, but true
to her purpose, true to tbe artistic mind
that fashioned her and the master hand
that pilots her, she enters the veil on the
horizon's verge and is gone.
But the yacht— that dainty shape ■ blow
ing here and there among the big vessels
that come and go in the roadwaj's of com
merce; that thing of the birdlike flight
above the waves, whose love is not drawn
away from all ej«e to follow her in her
bright mystic dance across the water?
With what coquettishneas she tosses up her
exquisite crest to the envious frown of the
black-browed sluggish craft not built as
she— for they -all, yacht or ship, are in
tensely female, and the characteristics
feminine sail in them always. They doubt
less would like to crush the fairy fabric
with their great, heavy selves, and would
joy to know of that tender hull being
ground on the hungry tooth of the reef, or
lost under the mighty heave of the gale
lifted surge. They put their heads— their
figureheads — together when the butterfly
of the sea wings by and they find her
dainty lines not in good form.
The prettiness of her is suggestive of an
inordinate and somehow improper desire
to please, and they are not pleased. The
rake of her masts is unmaidenly, and the
"many flirt and flutter" of her billows of
white canvas is frivolous and unseemly. It
was not so when they were young and
fresh from tbe ways, and they would like
to catch her across their mooring chains
and bring that proud, gaudy pennant low.
A rocky breaker- beaten leeshore will get
her some day, and they know it.
Nor does she trim her swelling volume
of cloth to the soft winds of the hill-en
circled bay. She floats like a white, fleecy
cloud, far out at sea, and her light, slim
form audaciously mounts the billows with
the steadiness of a ponderous frigate, or
furls her sail, like the fairy nautilus,
when the fury of the gale furrows the
main. The living creatures of the deep
arise to her, and the sirens of the wave
lift their white hands to her, beckon her,
welcome her, the fairest thing of the sea.
A characteristic story by Dan de Quille
is printed in to-day's edition of the Call.
Dan de Quille is the pen name of William
Wright, who is one of the pioneer story
tellers of the Pacific Coast, and his talent
is everywhere acknowledged.
Years ago Mr. Wright contributed to the
early literary papers of the Pacific Coast,
and his name is associated with the first
writers and publishers of California and
Nevada. Though well advanced in years,
his mind continues clear and vigorous and
his style is as finished and captiv.iting as
Mr. Wright is an attractive personality.
He has the sterling qualities of character
that go to make up the typical citizen of
the West, with all that gentleness of nature
that belongs to the highest development of
manhood the world over.
In Mr. Wright's literary career he has
touched upon every line of thought that is
capable of appealing to the human heart.
He is an acknowledged humorist, and in
his pathetic moods can move to tears, or
when heroic can inspire the soul to high
and noble thoughts. The weird and super
natural are favorite themes with Mr.
Wright, and the story of the "Black Dog
of the Bend" is an apt illustration of his
power in that department of the literary
craft. '
The passing away of Peter Burnett, the
first Governor of California, recalls to
memory the wonderful things that have
occurred in these forty-five years that have
been devoted to the building of a State.
The two States which have the most inter
esting history are California and Louisiana
— most interesting because of the romantic
incidents out of which they have been de
veloped: and so long as romance is cher
ished in the human heart, just so long
will the elements which have gone to the
making of these two States be alive with
It is a pity that the art of romance
writing in America has so grievously
neglected its richest opportunities. George
W. Cable has taken merely a glance at the
sweetness of early Creole days in New
Orleans, and Lafcadio Hearn has given us
but one touch of his genius in handling
the beauties of Louisiana's history by tell
ing the tragic story of Last Island. The
wonderful literary resources of California,
in the story-telling line, have been han
dled by exceedingly few— Bret Harte, J.
W. Gaily and E. H. Clough In tales of the
early placer mines, and Helen Hunt Jack
son and Mrs. Atherton in very slight and
inadequate touches upon the pastoral
sweetness of Franciscan days.
Beatrice Harraden, a young English wo
man who has written the daintiest and most
pathetic modern studies of English life, is
now with us, and has announced that she
will write California stories. It is to be
wondered if she knows, or soon can learn,
sufficient for the task. The remarkable
thing about the telling of California stories
which carry the spirit of the subject is that
a very long education is required. Miss
Harraden may bring with her all the tine
and simple skill of her English art, and
yet it may prove amiss in the treatment of
subjects which require a certain sympathy
and understanding based on long residence:
William Henry Bishop, Charles Dudley
Warner, Julian Ralph and numberless
other sojourners who luxuriate in pro
digiously long names have written things
about California that are interesting to
residents principally because of their ludi
crous misconceptions. It may not be a part
of their art to tell the truth, but it requires
a very high order of art to violate the veri
ties and still be interesting and instruc
tive. The rich field of romance in Cali
fornia has not yet been more than touched.
Even before the inauguration of Governor
Burnett the spirit of romance had long
been busy in spinning its web over the
country. The Russian traders who
operated from Alaska to the Golden
Gate; the English freebooters, headed
by Sir Francis Drake, who were a menace
to the sea; the incredible exploits of Fath
ers Serra and Crespi in seeking out places
for the establishment of missions; the ex
traordinary ability with which these men
and their assistants invaded, conquered by
persuasion and won by faith and upright
example the refractory Indian regions
which they encountered ; the heroic task
of building the vast missions out of stone
or adobes: the inconceivable patience and
skill with whicli the Indians were brought
under the dominion of the eross — these are
all separate and wonderful chapters of in
numerable romances.
But the story is only begun. Connecting
the bay of San Francisco and the majiy
mining regions were stage roads, which
were infested with the most picturesque
order of brigands on the face of the earth.
If the old California and Oregon stage road
could talk, every mile of it would have its
tragedy to relate.
There are hundreds of other features of
the State's history clamoring for artistic
treatment at the hands of aromancist; and
we have cause to grieve that no sooner does
one of our writers beein to stir the world
than some poor consideration of dollars
and cents lures him from his duty and
It appears that in commenting upon the
recent disastrous windstorms in lowa the
Californians have mixed too much advice
with their sympathy to please the people
of the Hawkeye State. Our zeal in remind
ing the lowans of the superior advantages
of California and our urgency in advising
them to come here and be safe have been
irritating to their local patriotism, and as a
conseqitence, while thankful for our sym
pathy, they have scoffed at our advice and
not only lifted up their voices to complain
but their feet to kick.
A vigorous expression of the discontent
with our well-meant advice is found in a
recent issue of the lowa State Register,
where, under the title of "California's
Deadly Dangers," is the declaration that
the "unfortunate people" of this State
are "daily compelled to suffer from drifting
sandstorms and the constant fear of earth
quakes, which have killed many more peo
ple in falifornia than have been killed by
windstorms in lowa, and may and prob
ably will yet slide all of that elongated
commonwealth into the Pacific Ocean."
Truly it is well at times to see ourselves
as others see us. If the performance does
not give ns a better idea of ourselves, it af
fords ns at any rate a clearer and more
abundant comprehension of the knowledge
or the ignorance of the others. This revela
tion of the lowa idea of California, for ex
ample, will help us to understand why any
body continues to live there when he might
come here. People who wake up every
morning in the expectation of reading that
California has been slid off into the ocean
by an earthquake or blown off by a sand
storm can hardly be expected to make
their homes with us. We may pity the
ignorance of such folks, but on the basis of
their belief no one can question the sound
ness of their judgment in staying where
they are.
With such an illustration before us of
Eastern ideas of California, it is clearly our
duty to begin a campaign of education on
the subject in order that our fellow
countrymen beyond the Rockies may have
a true conception of our conditions. What
will it profit us to go on talking of sunshine
and flowers, of prunes and pomegranates,
of oranges and vineyards, of balmy climes
and fertile soils, so long as the hearers are
convinced that the whole Elyaian land
may suddenly, like a summer's girl, step
into the sea and become a part and parcel
of the infinite swim?
The Board of Trade, the Half-million
Club, the Chambers of Commerce and all
the trumpet-tongued host of the press
should at once set about making it known
that California is linked to the Union by
bonds irrefrangible, eternally durable and
not to be broken. She holdeth fast to the
everlasting Sierras, rock-ribbed and per
manent as the earth itself. Her so-called
earthquakes are but the gentle motions by
which Bhe nestles closer into the great
granite lap of the mountains. There is
neither any danger in them nor any shock,
even to Mrs, Grundy. Her sandstorms
are few and rare and confined to narrow
localities. She has no deadly dangers, nor
is there any possibility of widespread dis
aster within her borders, unless some
cyclone should turn its course westward,
and, drawing up all lowa bodily into its
enormous vortex, should whirl it high in
air across the continent and drop its stu
pendous weight hurtling downward in an
awful cataclysm upon the peaceful plains
of the San Joaquin.
Enterprise, Improvement, Progress. The
things expressed by these words occupy
to-day almost wholly the attention and
the energies of the journals of California.
They employ the investigations of reporters
and engage the thoughts of editors.
Around them is woven all that is brightest
and all that is best; all that is most real
and all that is most ideal in our State
journalism. Records of acts or of aspira
tions in the direction of these things are
fonnd in every newspaper of every section.
Pick up any California paper of recent
date and you will find either reports of
enterprises begun or editorials urging
them. The papers of the State are too
numerous for us to quote from all, and it
would be an exhausting task to attempt to
select the best. We can do no more therefore
in our review of exchanges this week than
to take up a few at random, and by extracts
from them show examples of how earnest
and how active is the press of California in
promoting everything included in enter
prise, improvement and progress.
The Willows Journal declares the condi
tion of that section to be most promising
and says: "We even see and feel the new
blood permeating the almost corpselike
body of the Sacramento Valley." As evi
dences of the changed order of things it
cites the facts that in the northern part of
Glenn County private enterprise has con
structed an irrigation system which in a
few years will add millions to the wealth
of the county ; the Central District Canal
Company, which two years ago was sup
posed to be dead, has this spring elected a
new board of directors pledged to carry
out the enterprise, and finally a number of
the large land-owners have expressed a
willingness to sell a portion of their lands
in small lots on easy terms to actual
settlers. These things surely point to the
coming of a greater prosperity for the
county and the Journal is justified in say
ing to its readers: "Spend your time talk
ing up your lands, your town, your cli
mate, your resources, your people. Praise
the good of all these and forgive the bad
and Glenn County will prosper beyond
your wildest imagination."
According to the information of the Los
Angeles Herald, "a number of enterprising
and public-spirited gentlemen have under
consideration plans for carrying out the
project that will build a railroad with Los
Angeles and Salt Lake as the terminal
points." This project has long been talked
of, but this year there may be something
more than talk. The enthusiasm for en
terprise, which prevails all over the State,
is of course felt with more than ordinary
intensity in such a center as Los Angeles,
and this will stimulate the project. It. is
worth noting, also, that the work of San
Francisco is having its effect on the minds
of the Angelenos, and the Herald says:
"It is not much that is done in the Bay
City that we need emulate, but the ex
ample set by its property-owners is one
that those of our city should immediately
observe and promptly follow. Which one
of the great earth-owners we have will
start the tracklaying?"
A number of wide-awake, sagacious busi
ness men in Chico are talking of organiz
ing a Board of Trade to advance the inter
ests of the county, and are having the in
fluential support of the Chronicle-Record,
which says: "Organization is the secret of
a community's progress and the earlier
Chico's solid men form themselves into a
Board of Trade or an improvement club,
as it might be termed, the earlier will
Chico begin to gain in standing among the
cities of the State." There can be no ques
tion of the truth of that statement Chico
has abundant resources, but so long as
they are unknown to the world, they will
remain undeveloped. Co-operation and
judicious advertising are the first steps for
the public-spirited people of the place to
take in the path of progress, and, indeed,
when they have been well taken much
progress will have been already accom
Over in Eedlands the opportunities for
the establishment of manufacturing in
dustries are good, and the Citrograph is so
diligently and persistently making them
known to the world that it can hardly be
long before enterprising capitalists take
advantage of some of them. The town has
excellent railroad facilities, being touched
by two overland lines; has cheap electric
power and an abundance of raw material.
The Citrograph points out that there is
produced in the county not only large
quantities of fruit capable of making the
finest jams and jellies, but also sugar for
preserving purposes. Moreover the county
contains an excellent clay for making
pressed brick or terra cotta articles. Ab if
these were not enough, the Citrograph
urges that a woolen-mill would also pay,
and finally recommends the construction
of an electric line from Redlands to On
tario as a profitable enterprise.
A most excellent showing of what has
been done in Petaluma by local subscrip
tions to promote manufacturing establish
ments has been made in a terse article by a
correspondent of the Conner. According
to this statement the people of Petaluma,
during the last twenty years, have sub
scribed upward of $94,000 to such enter
prises, and as a result the industries of the
locality have been enriched by a woolen
mill, a flourmill, a cannery, a pickle and
preserve factory and a silk factory. The
writer closes by suggesting the construc
tion of a larger hotel than any now in the
city as the next step of local enterprise,
and judging from the record the town has
made for itself in the past it would seem a
foregone conclusion that if th is undertaking
should please the public mind it would
very soon be carried to success.
In Antioch there is talk of generating
electricity by the power of the tides and
putting it to use. The Ledger says: "We
have six feet of tide in Antioch, and with
machinery to harness the power we could
liberally lightthe entire neighborhood. In
fact, enough power in addition could be
secured to generate sufficient electricity to
run a streetcar through the town and to
the depot." The Ledger, however, does
not favor waiting for outside capital to put
up the plant, but candidly says to its
readers: "We have waited long enough
for a railroad or a manufacturer to come
among us and lift us out of our boots, and
the best thing that could happen is for us
to come to a realization that we must help
ourselves if we ever expect thrift and
In Hanford, as elsewhere, there is a de
mand for a cannery, and a fair prospect
for establishing one. The Sentinel, in urg
ing a favorable consideration of the pro
ject, suggests that if the enterprise is car
ried out it should make a specialty of fine
goods and not enter into competition with
the cheap canned fruit now so abundant
in the market.
It then goes on to say: "The writer
knew a man in Illinois whose wife put up
some strawberries for the market, the
quality of which attracted attention, and
from that small beginning the man was
drawn into the canning business, which
made a fortune; but the quality of the
goods was the basis of success."
The view taken by the Sentinel is un
questionably right. California must make
her fruit preserves superior to the rest of
the world if she would derive from them
the full profit they are capable of yielding.
J. Ross Jackson and Dr. Hughes walked into
the California Hotel yesterday evening and sat
down in the window.
"I didn't have a good dinner. Ross," said the
M.D., as he bit an inch off his cigar.
"You must have hafl a bad day at the races.
How much did you lose, Doc?" inquired Ross.
"Didn't lose anything. I don't play the races,
Mr. Jackson."
"You don't? Well, you talk very much like
a man who does; or rather. you talk as a friend
of mine does when he drops his money. How
was the wine you had?"
"No good, Bad flavor. Not dry enough."
"And the salad?"
"Too much oil, Ross."
"How about the cbeese?"
"Too fresh. Whole dinner spoiled."
"Doc, there is no use talking to me. You
have been playing the races. You exhibit all
the symptoms of having bet ou the wrong
horse. Come now, tell the truth. How much
behind ?"
"Seems to me you're doing the Sherlock
Holmes act at a very rapid gait. Tell me the
basis of your deductions."
"Simply human nature. You are like other
people in the matter of showing feeling. I
base my conclusions upon things I have been
constantly associated with. There is a gentle
, man who comes to my house occasionally to
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dine. When he wins he drops in with a smile
on his face, and begins to harrangue about the
start, the 'bunch at the quarter,' the rush
down at the homestretch, the way he piled up
the tickets and the finish! He cannot say
enough about the good points of the animal
upon which he had his money, nor is there
anything quite so fine as horseracing as a
pastime. 'I tell you, Ross,' he says, 'when the
two favorites swung into the stretch I saw
Tamalpais go right down to the ground and
almost fly. I had eight tickets on Dolly for
place, and I thought I would lose. AH of a
sudden she took the bit, and with a magnificent
spurt she went to the front. I won $65 on that
one head!' And so it goes. He raves over the
sport like a crazy man, and his talk is horse,
horse, horse for three straight hours. When
he loses and nines with me he never
mentions horse, but takes the privilege of an
old and dear friend to advise ine to get a new
cook. The beef is too well done, the fish is not
baked enough, the entree too hot, the vege
tables have too much salt and the wine is too
young. Nothing suits him from start to finish.
The whole earth is going to thejdogs and civil
ization does not civilize. If we go to the
theater after dinner the play is bad, the ballet
is awful and the house Is badly ventilated.
Whenever he gets in this mood I ask him
about the races. His answer is generally a
growl and he threatens never to be seen there
again. I have reached a pass now that when I
see a man in an anti-dinner mood I conclude
that his favorite lost or else he tore up his
tickets. Am I right, Doc?"
"Let's go and have a cigar, Ross."
The way was long and dusty and the sun in
tense as, one day this week, several surreys,
bearing John D. Spreckels, Robert Watt, Leon
Sloss, Thomas Magee, Fulton Berry and others
of the Valley road party, jogged over the burn
ing San Joaquin. Mr. Sloss was in charge of
the commissary department, and had taken
the precaution to take plenty of ice along. The
thermometer was over the hundred point, and
the wayfarers were assuring one another that
this was no junketing trip, but real hard work.
Even Berry, whose stock of good humor and
fund of stories, with all sorts of points and
peculiar terminations, is inexhaustible, felt
the overpowering oppression of the heat and
grew tacittfrn. Leon Sloss nodded in his dus
ter. John Spreckels made a vain attempt to
smoke a cigar when Thomas Magee cried in a
loud and distinct tone, "When we halt I will
make a stew."
The effect of this announcement was posi
tively startling. That Tom Magee, in the
presence of such epicures as Sloss, Spreckels
and Berry, should refer to gourmandalse in
any form was astonishing, but that he should
actually volunteer to concoct a dish himself
filled his companions with the greatest appre
"It is the heat," said Spreciels. "Poor
Magee's brain has' given way. I noticed that
he has been acting queerly for some time."
"He scowled and looked so vicious when I
told my last story," said Berry, "that I felt sure
there was something wrong with him."
"I wish we could spare some of that ice for
his head," said Commissary Sloss, "but there is
only enough to carry us through."
"When we halt I will make you a stew that
will delight you," shouted Mr. Magee again,
waving his straw hat over his head.
Mr. Watts' suggestion that the unfortunate
gentleman should be strapped in his duster,
straitjacket fashion, was being seriously de
bated when the driver of the leading surrey
announced that they were within a few hun
dred yards of Baccigalupi's ranch, where they
were to rest for a few hours, and that Mr.
Magee might be confined in the wine cellar
until the deputies could be summoned from
■.; > "How do you feel now, Tom?" said Mr. Berry
soothingly as they stepped out of the vehicles.
Magee looked at ! him , disdainfully, and pro
duced a big boiled ham from under the seat of
his wagon. i At I this, a"? faint hope that ; there
might be some | method in I this freak | cropped
out, which was further confirmed when Magee
called for • pot and a coal-oil stove. •- Both were
furnished him, and i the ribaldry of the crowd
?*?♦£*■" th< r y no'tel the artistic
deliberation of the suspect's proceedings. .
- He chopped up the ham in dices \ aad put it i
in the pot to simmer in a quarter of a roll of
fresh butter. To this he added three cans of
chicken, one can of tomatoes and one sliced
"The man is as sane as I am," remarked Mr.
Spreckels as a whiff of the mixture saluted his
"I'll make it a personal matter with the gen
tleman who suggests that Magee's mind is
diseased," muttered Berry as the cook poured
half a bottle of white wine into the bubbling
caldron. Indifferent to their commendations,
as he had previously been to their gibes,
Gourmet Magee plunged a huge iron spoon
into the very bowels of his stew. The idea was
both diplomatic and artistic.
A cloud arose from the seething depths,
Which hung for a moment over the circle that
surrounded the alchemist. They closed their
eyes and sucked the delightful vapor into their
lungs with a sort of luxurious spasm. When
they awoke from this brief but delicious leth
argy the tall form of Thomas Magee seemed
transfigured as he waved his spoon and cried :
"Who said I could not make a stew?"
"No one, not a soul. Speed thee, good Magee,
oh speed thee," groaned the impatient spec
tators of this impressive scene. It was an
apotheosis of ham, onions, Magee and condi
ments, and they unshipped it accordingly.
The dish was fully up to all the anticipations
of those who had witnessed its preparation.
"Heaven knows what Magee may reveal
next," said Sioss, as he bathed his mustache
in the glorious gravy. "He may be a profi
cient in the skirt dance for what we can tell."
It was a feast on the desert that even John
D., the author of ham a la Bordelaise, waxed
enthusiastic over.
The seasoning was perfect, and when washed
down in cool, plentiful bumpers of the wine of
the country gave the wayworn and heat-op
pressed travelers a lighter view of life. And
as the last morsel of bread, soaked with the
last dab of gravy and moistened with the lees
of the last bottle, disappeared the resolution
to decorate Tom Magee with the cordon bleu
was passed with acclamation.
W. E. Peck of Santa Cruz, the treasurer of
the Venetian Water Carnival, was at the head
quarters at the Grand Hotel yesterday taking
a look at the pretty decorations that Secretary
Christie and the ladies have put up.
"How are you getting on with the raising of
funds, Mr. Peck?" was asked by a member of
the Pan Francisco committee.
"Oh, that is the easiest part of our work.
We will SDend $20,000 on the show probably,
but it will all be in hand in good time. All
Santa Cruz is taking hold with a will. We
know that we have got to make a success.
"Coming as we do with our carnival, after all
the other shows, it will be necessary for us to
do something great. It is going to be the big
show of the summer, too. We cannot afford to
do less, for we propose to make it an annual
affair and want it to be something to be known
of and looked forward to all over the country.
"We have plenty of money and enterprise,
and that, with such good backing as we are
getting from the Call, will make anything go.
"The lighting up of the river at night is go
ing to be a wonderful sight. We shall have
every arc light in the city brought down to the
water's edge, besides 2000 incandescent lights
and $2500 worth of fireworks.
"Santa Cruz has become a very energetic
town, particularly since the big fire we had a
few years ago that burned out a good many
old rookeries in the heart of the city and
enabled us to move the Chinese to the outskirts,
and many fine buildings have been put up on
the ground they occupied."
Dr. D. E. Wells of Eureka is at the Grand.
Dr. W. F. Pratt of Agnews is at the Baldwin.
Judge J. C. Ball of Woodland is staying at the
John Harpst, a lumberman of Arcata, is at
the Grand.
Dr. G. 11. Jackson of Woodland is staying at
the Grand.
J. S. Oyster of the navy and Mrs. Oyster are
at the Palace.
Frank R. Daley of San Bernardino is a guest
at the Baldwin.
Adolph Busch Jr. of St. Louis registered at
the Palace yesterday.
Dr. J. M. Blodgett of Lodi was one of yester
day's arrivals at the Grand.
D. M. Madison of the navy was among yester
day's arrivals at the Palace.
A. E. Putnam, a promment lawyer of Santa
Barbara, is at the Occidental.
A. S. Cooper, a civil engineer of San Ber
nardino, is registered at the Grand.
Frank G. Finlaysou, a prominent attorney ol
Los Angele?, is a guest at the Baldwin.
W. E. Peck, Tax Collector of Santa Cruz !
County and the treasurer of the Venetian
Water Carnival, was in town yesterday on
business connected with the coming fete in his
Medical students at Harvard attend at cook
ing class to learn how sickroom delicacies
should be prepared properly.
Viscount Peel is the tirst peer created by the
Rosebery administration, except in the cases
of two law Lords— Russell and Davey.
Salvini's matchless rendition of "Saul" in i
Rome last month is said to have been the chief i
theatrical event of the year in all Italy.
Rev. W. A. Sunday is pushing an evangelical
campaign in Indiana, and lightening his cler
ical duties by occasionally acting as umpire in
baseball games.
The only church in Philadelphia in which
men predominate in the congregation is Hope
Presbyterian Church, of which Rev. James
Gray Bolton is pastor.
The aged Baroness Burdett-Couts is said to
be remarkable for the youthfulness of her at
tire, her taste leaning toward delicate stuffs in
pink and rose colors.
Sir Frederick Leighton, who has been seri
ously 111 in Algiers, has excelled in other ways
than with the brusn. He is a musician of line
taste, a soldier, orator and a man of fashion.
Lady Gwendolen Cecil, Lord Salisbury's liter
ary daughter, has acknowledged the author
ship of the recently published story, "The
Curse of Intellect," which has made a hit in
Gladstone looks forward to the future with
out fear of death. In declining to do some
literary work recently on account of press of
other business he agreed to begin the task in
the latter part of 1896.
W. S. Gilbert, who once said in a huff that he
would not write any more comedies, has recon
sidered his decision. A new play from his pen
may be produced by Mr. Willard at the Gar
rick—a London theater in which Mr Gilbert
has a proprietary interest.
What we need here is not another boom in
the sense of more opportunity for everybody to
unload at big prices, but a boom in actual set
tlement of our back country lands, a boom in
productive activities; and that is precisely
what is being prepared for in the wide opera
tions of the big water companies.-San Diego
v A great many more of the tourists than ever
before known will come to the central and
northern part of the State for an Inspect on of
the charms and advantages of these locaK
and it is only fair to assume that many a new
hearthstone will be laid in our beamiJl coun
try in consequence.^Santa Rosa Democrat.
• The enterprising man, about whom we talk
so] much, -, is simply ; the J man who can see
climate an V.who yet question the value of
thf W d ?" " and cent8 ' let tQ em compare
the withered ruins of ;the orchards,, vineyards
tee ol^?» !.° f , t be EaSt with the certain Prom
ise of a fruitful harvest of all kinds in Califor-
Fresno Republican.
wf S fl c divi6ion °* l«ge farms, and
we will have addition and multiplication
of prosperity, and substraction of mossback
wm, unthnftiness and lethargy .-Salem (Or.)
Land monopoly has heretofore been the great
curse of Sacramento County, as it has probably
ot every other county in thevalley. Land mo
nopoly retards enterprise; it hampers progress ;
it puts a gigantic stumbling-block in the path
of desirable immigration. The leaven is work
ing, however, in Sacramento County, and even
the preliminaries for the splitting up of one
great tract of land have given a new spirit to
the people.— Sacramento Bee.
While the people of Eugene are talking diver
sified farming to the tillers of the soil the said
tillers should talk to the people of town of their
need of diversified manufactories. — Eugene
(Or.) Guide.
This is not a time when we can afford to do
nothing. Other towns are pulling for su
premacy, and it is rustle that counts these
gays.— Kern County Echo.
5S° d - And you are very happy?
some o^I"^", Almost every dft y 1 he " ol
See to ETI Wh ° W ° Uld have am P Bd at the
Tribune my husband - - Detroit
! Ucked C hf™ bim Baid tbe b °y mournfully; -I
I ofbf g fSw ce s O i O nih and DOW tbeie^* couple
me to lick me 'cause I licked him »
"My son." said the father earnestly seeing
i ZnT n C 1 * tO impresS ft lesson Winter™*
I tional politics upon the boy, "now you realize
the position that Japan is in." - Chicago
I Tribune. B
Miss Lillie Cusack (coyly, after rejecting
Alkali Ike's proposal)-But I'll be at home next
Sunday night.
Alkali Ike (sourly)-So'll I; and burcussed if
I don't stay thar.— Xew York Tribune.
The great trouble with young men who want
to see life," remarked the corn-fed philoso
pher," is that they im^ginelthat there is none
of it worth seeing by daylight."-Cindnnati
"I would die for you!" passionately ex
claimed the rich old suitor; and the practical
girl calmly asked him, "How soon?"—Somer
ville Journal.
E. H. Black, painter, 114 Eddy street. •
Rents collected. Ashton, 411 Montgomery.*
California Glace fruits, 50c lb. Townsend's.*
Gko. W. Monteith, law offices, Crocker bldg.*
Bacon Printing Company, 508 Clay stroai '
Mark llopkixs Institute or Art. Only
one more week*
||"I wonder what is the cause of this epidemic
of sickness?"
"Why, haven't you heard? The doctors are
cutting rates."— Detroit Tribune.
We guarantee our ports and sherries to b«
pure. Mohns & Kaltenbach, 29 Market street.*
It Is remarkable how Hoods Harsaparllla fresh
ens and invigorates the tired body. It creates an
appetite, purifies the blood and really does "make
the weak strong." Take only Hood's.
We recommend the use of Dr. Slegert's Angos
tura Bitters to our friends who suffer with dyspep
: sia.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Kye Water. Druggists sell It at 25 cents.
He (protestingly)— Poverty is no crime.
She— Possibly not morally, but it is matri
monially.—Detroit Free PfMfc
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