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TUESDAY^ ..;.".. .AUGUST 6, 1895
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
To many Eastern people California is so
far out of sight that it is out of mind.
It is harder to make a sensation out of
Hawaiian filibusters than to make a whistle
of a pig's tail.
If San'rYancisco wishes to pironette in a
carnival she has a right to, and the cli
mate is agreeable.
Every "electrocution" indulged in -under
the New York law shocks the community
as well as the victim.
The opponents of the Sunday saloon
closing law in New York are denouncing
"Albany legislation" and demanding home
The Hawaiian filibuster is stalking the
Pacific Coast, breathing fire and smoke
and groaning like a raw-head-and-bloody
It must be costing President Dole a
pretty sum to maintain a literary bureau
devoted to the manufacture of filibuster
A comprehensive protective tariff is all
that is needed to advance our reviving in
dustries to a high degree of prosperity and
keep them there.
The Camp Roaehe experiment demon
strates that California has the most
intelligent and best educated body of
farmers in the world.
Under the Wilson tariff foreign imports
increase and American goods are crowded
out of American markets, but the deficit
in the revenue continues.
What will it profit Kaiser William to
celebrate the German victories over France
eo long as he insists upon keeping Bis
marck in the background ?
Two more silver conventions are to be
held soon, one in Washington and one in
Ban Francisco, and still the gold men assert
that the silver movement is subsiding.
The Atlanta Exposition is getting the
biggest kind of advertising in the Eastern
States and if we have a suitable exhibit
there we will get Bome of the benefit of it.
In being shifted to and fro from the
Sheriffs gilded buggy to the Black Maria
for transportation to the courtroom Dur
rant is probably impelled to wonder
whether he is a martyr or a criminal.
The fruit-growers of Placer County have
Bet an example of loyalty and wisdom in
repudiating the means adopted in New
York and Chicago to break down the
power of the California fruit-growers.
If sensational newspapers which are
working to strengthen the Provisional
GoVernment of Hawaii by publishing fili
buster yarns are not receivine liberal pay
for their services they are neglecting a
The friends of the Solid Eight continue
to insist that the solid ones exercised dis
cretion in tryine to award a valuable fran
chise to the Market-street Railway Com
pany, when the law requires them to award
it to the highest bidder.
The story that a Democratic county con
vention in Kansas was induced to indorse
Populist nominees by a distribution of but
termilk among the thirsty delegates is a
good enough Kansas yarn, but it does not
harmonize with National Democracy.
A Chicago expert on racing says Ameri
can racetracks are the finest in the world,
and that to make the sport in this country
equal to that in Europe there is needed
nothing but a few wholesome whippings
and shutfings up in dark closets for certain
track-owners who abuse the sport.
A large crowd of Brazilian gypsies
recently left New York City for California,
but the Tribune says: "As they intend to
cross the continent in wagons, give shows,
tell fortunes and trade horses, not to men
tion other things, on the way, there is no
telling when they will get there."
The news that President Barrios of
Guatemala is moving to effect an alliance
of tne Central American States revives the
old but always interesting problem that a
union of states all of which are internally
dismembered would be the most pictur
esque thing that the history of the world
The supreme contempt with which the
Federal Government ignores the sensa
tional reports of black-bearded and red
handed "filibusters," who use the Pacific
Coast as a parade ground for their
bloody intentions with regard to Hawaii,
is the cruelest stab that sensational jour
nalism has received in many a day.
It is somewhat curious to observe that
while the State has provided by law that
all its candidates for the gallows shall be
taken care of at San Quentin, Judge Mc-
Kenna, representing the sovereignty of
the General Government, has ordered that
Mate Hansen be executed at the San
Jose jaiL Whether this is a mild reminder
of the overshadowing power of the United
.Spates to compel a State officer to perform
a service of which his State has relieved
him is a matter that should have an inter
est particularly for the untrained gallows'
arm of the Santa Clara Sheriff. j
RAILRO AD ASSESSMENTS.
The State Board of Equalization com
pleted the work of assessing the railroads
of the State yesterday, and the people will
be glad to note that it refused to grant any
further decrease of taxation on the roads,
but on the contrary raised the assessments
in the aggregate by the sum of $288,000.
This is not much, but it is something.
When it is remembered tnat former boards
decreased the assessment of railroads in
the State from $17,963 a mile in 1885 down
to $9286 a mile in 1592, it will be seen that
the action of the present board is at least
the beginning of right doing and promises
better results in the future.
As the present board is a new one and
this is the nrst year of its work it was per
haps justified in proceeding in a cautious
and conservative way to rectify the errors
of former boards. While the elaborate
tables and unanswerable array of figures
published by The Call yesterday showed
that a much larger increase of the assess
ments might have been made and still
have railroad property favored far above
that of the citizens generally, still, inas
much as something was done to check the
wrong, there will be no tendency to ad
verse criticism. The board has taken a
long step in the rieht direction by raising
the assessments at all, and this in itself
will give no little satisfaction to the
While, however, we accept with some
gratification the present raise, it must not
be supposed that The Call is fully satis
fied. The contrary is the case. When the
issue arises next year, we shall ask for a
still further raise of assessments and sub
mit again the unanswerable arguments for
it which we published yesterday. The
members of the Board of Equalization wiil
then have had a fuller experience, and we
may reasonably expect them to act more
vigorously on behalf of the people and deal
more effectively in righting the great
wrong upon the taxpayers. In the mean
time what has been done, is at any rate an
improvement on the past, and for that we
may well afford to be thankful and rejoice
that our argument of yesterday on be
half of the people was not wholly in vain.
THE HIGHEST DUTY.
However flattering may have been the
popular conception of David Starr Jor
dan's character and abilities as the head
of the Stanford University, it has been
greatly raised by the remarkable interview
with him which The Call published yes
terday. His leading declarations, put in
few words, are that by reason of peculiar
climatic and social conditions the youth
of California have more mental and physi
cal vigor and a broader view of life than
the youth of the Eastern States; that by
the employment of wealth for the pur
poses which the Stanford University rep
resents a new California will rise, produc
ing men and women of the highest type;
that this university is founded on the idea
of individual need, the ritting of an educa
tion to the student rather than the ritting
of the student to a system of instruction.
Speaking generally of the schools of the
State be declared them to be of a higher
grade than in other parts of the nation,
but he deplored the evil influence of poli
tics on their conduct.
An exceedingly interesting part of his
interview is that referring to the pioneer
class, graduated this year. It is as much
a credit to him as to the founders of the
institution and the general conditions ap
pertaining to the State to learn from him
that "it is the strongest class I have ever
seen" — not higher in scholarship, but in
force and variety of individual strength.
Proof of it is found in the fact that most of
them have secured excellent positions,
those who have not preferring to take post
graduate courses. The demand for teach
ers turned out by this institution has been
larger than the suppl}*. Several ot the
members have gone to the United States
By far the most interesting point made
by Dr. Jordan is the one that the peculiari
ties of the climate produce a high mental
and physical type. This is a matter upon
which The Call has been constantly in
sisting, and Dr. Jordan gives the same
reason for it that this paper has often
advanced. "We do not," he says, "have
the extreme cold of the East nor the de
bilitating summer." He might have added
other things, such as freedom in California
from diseases produced by local causes, an
opportunity for an abundant and unre
stricted outdoor exercise, constant ocean
winds of absolute purity and rich in
strength-giving ozone, and an unusual
prevalence of sunshine that is both agree
able and Healthful.
The particularly attractive feature of the
Stanford University is its comprehension
of these facts and its determination to
make the most of the opportunity which
they present for developing individuali
ties. As yet the State is young and lack
ing in homogeneity and an understanding
of community interests, but these condi
tions will be produced by just such work
as that which the Stanford University is
doing. "The people of California," Dr.
Jordan wisely observes, "are not perma
nent enough for a definitely formed public
opinion, as in the East, and the lack of
general public opinion shows in corrupt
municipal government." On the part of
such a man as he, wielding so great a
power, an understanding of these evils is
sufficient to induce the strongest efforts to
The entire State agrees with him in the
hope and belief that nothing will seriously
interfere with the welfare of the university.
From the advance sheets of reports
showing the declared exports of various
countries to the United States for the first
quarter of the year 1895 as compared with
those of the corresponding period of 1894,
which have just been issued by the Bureau
of Statistics of the State Department, the
people derive further information concern
ing the working of the new tariff, and ad
ditional proofs that whatever may have
been the intention of its framers, it oper
ates in the interest of foreigners and
against home industries.
The reports made public do not cover
the whole extent of our foreign trade, but
they are sufficiently comprehensive to
show the general effects of the new tariff.
Taking only those showing the imports
from the larger countries, we learn that in
r the first three months of 1895, the" increase,
as compared with the imports of the same
period of 1894, was in round numbers:
$864,000 from Austria, $828,000 from Bel
gium, $957,000 from Canada, $6,425,000
from France, $6,961,000 from Germany and
$1,843,000 from Switzerland.
From Great Britain and a number of
other important countries the figures are
not given, as the Consuls have not yet
made their reports. Even in the case of
some of the countries named the reports
are not full. Thus in the case of Germany
the ligures are made up from the consulate
districts of Berlin and Frankfort only, and
in the case of Canada there were no re
ports from the British Columbia ports ex
cept that of Vancouver, where the increase
amounted to $342,987 for the quarter.
The imports from the various countries
include, of course, almost every kind of
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1895.
product known to commerce, and the great
bulk of them are of kinds that can be and
are produced in this country. We im
ported sugar and tobacco from Cuba;
woolens and silks, wines, fruits, skins,
hides, leather, china and glassware, gloves
and millinery of all kinds from France:
dyes, drugs, chemicals, silks, woolens,
linens and cotton fabrics from Germany,
and from Canada we imported lumber as
well as grain, cheese, eggs and other ar
ticles that our own farms produce.
Every dollar's worth of these importa
tions displaces just so much American in
dustry, and takes just so much work and
wages from the American workingman.
The development of our resources is just
that much retarded, and our manufactur
ers and farmers are to that extent handi
capped in the employment of labor. When
it is remembered that along with this large
increase of imports in the first quarter of
the year there was also a growing deficit
in the National revenues, the injurious
effects of the Democratic tariff will be too
apparent to need argument, even though
the whole story has not yet been told and
the full extent of the damage has not been
THE FREE COINAGE MOVEMENT.
The committee of the New York Cham
ber of Commerce having in charge the
crusade against free silver has made public
a summary*of reports received from vari
ous States concerning the present status of
the silver movement. It is evident from
the tone of the report that the intention of
the committee was to encourage the gold
men, and, as far as possible, discouraee
the silver men, in the prosecution of the
campaign. This is made clear by the
opening statement tnat the movement for
free silver is waning, and a due allowance
must be made for the bias of the commit
tee in order to appraise the true value of
Eliminating from it those portions which
are only expressions of opinion and weigh
ing only the facts stated in it, we shall find
it far more encouraging to the silver men
than to the advocates of the gold standard.
The only facts of any note that can be con
sidered favorable to the gold men are the
defeat of the Silver Democrats in Ken
tucky and the alleged success of Hoke
Smith's campaign against silver in Geor
gia. Neither of these facts is likely to dis
courage any silver man who has any
knowledge of the situation. The Ken
tacky Democrats, on the eve of a cam
paign, felt bound to adopt a platform in
dorsing the Democratic administration;
they made it clear, however, that the sil
ver movement is not without force among
them by nominating a strong free silver
man for Governor. There is certainly
nothing in that to encourage one side
more than the other, and that it should be
cited as a great victory for the gold men is
an evidence how much they need encour
Of Hoke Smith's campaign little can be
said. That a speech by an official of Cabi
net rank should draw a large audience is
in the natural order of things, and it is folly
to make from the size of the crowds that
throng to hear him an estimate of the ex
tent to which the people favor his views
and support the policy of the administra
tion to which he belongs.
While the features of the report favor
able to the gold side of the controversy are
of this doubtful character those that show
a growing strength among the silver men
are more certain in their significance. The
report states that the movement in Ohio*
has become very strong, and that strenuous
efforts are now being made by Brice and
other gold-bug Democrats to head it off, to
the extent at least of preventing the Dem
ocratic State Convention from adopting a
free-silver platform. In Pennsylvania the
silver movement is led by Senators Came
ron and Quay, supported by the Manufac
turers' Club of Philadelphia, and with
such leadership and backing is making
good headway among the people.
Concerning the outlook in the Middle
West the report states that in Indiana, Illi
nois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
the people are largely in accord with what
the committee calls "silver magnates."
The only encouragement given to the gold
men in regard to these States is the asser
tion that the crops are good and that when
the farmers find themselves once more
prosperous they will be content with
things as they are and will cease to de
mand the remonetization of silver.
This is the sum and substance of the re
port of the committee after seeking in
formation from leading men in all parts of
the Union. It is but a scanty showing of
the results of such great efforts. If the
gold men can find anything in it which
justifies the assertion that the movement
for a return to bimetallism is subsiding,
they must be able to read something be
tween the lines that is not visible to tho
eyes of the general public. It is a report,
in fact, which adds nothing to the popular
knowledge of the situation. On which
side the majority of the people stand will
not be known until the vote has been cast
in the Congressional elections next year.
In the meantime it seems to be certain
that the sentiment in favor of a return to
bimetallism is increasing both in tbis
country and in Europe. It needs no re
ports from prominent men to assure us of
that fact. It is written broadly in the
news of the day. All the forces of com
merce and industry are leading up to it,
and far-seeing statesmen are advocating it
in England, France and Germany, as well
as in America. It is one of the great re
form movements of the world to which
every omen augurs success.
THE COLFAX PROTEST.
Nothing is more encouraging than the
vigor with which the fruit-growers of
Placer County, assembled in mass-meeting
at Coifax, have repudiated the inadvert
ence of their manager in contracting to sell
the fruit of the county to certain houses in
Chicago and New York that are maintained
in opposition to the California Fruit
Growers' and Shippers' Association. It
cannot be too strenuously insisted upon
that the fruit-growers of the State must
stand together in the marketing of their
crops. There may be sincere individual
disagreements as to the best methods to be
pursued, but that does not justify the
establishment of rivalries in methods of
marketing the products.
The Placer growers evidently realize the
importance of this idea. Although they
receive from the opposition houses as good
prices as the regular houses could have
Becured, they remembered the pledge taken
by the fruit-growera of the State in tJ*e
convention of 1894 to support the machin
ery established for the disposition of fruit
in the East, renewed their pledge and de
nounced the opposition houses that had
treated them so well. This is an admira
ble spirit, tnd if exhibited unanimously by
fruit-growers would solve all existing prob
lems. It is expected that every effort will
be made at Chicago and New York to
break the force of the California compact,
create dissensions among the growers, and
thus secure a control which our growers
cannot afford for a moment to relinquish.
All sorts of baits and temptations will be
offered and the measure of a erower's
wisdom will be his ability to resist them
and remain true to his State.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Since George K. Fitch disposed of his Interest
in The Call he has spent a great many unhappy
moments fearing for its future. This is not a
supposition, but a statement from the lips of
Mr. Fitch himself.
"I tell you, young man," said the veteran
journalist to a friend yesterday, "there was a
time shortly after I disposed of The Call when
I trembled for its prosperity. I feared that it
had not altogether passed Into worthy hands,
but, greatly to my astonishment and, I will
add, to my satisfaction, it has elevated and
built itself up until it is the best paper in the
"Do you really think, Mr. Fitch, that The
Gall's future is brighter than its present?"
"Yes, I do," answered the journalist. "I will
tell you why. The Call is, as I tried to make
GKORGE K. FITCH, THE VETERAN JOURNALIST.
[Sketched from lite for the "Call" by JTankiveU.]
it, a public trust, a servant and guardian of tho
people and their rights. It is editorially
•'And its policy, Mr. Fiteh, in the matter of
being faithful to California?"
"Now you are touching upon the most im
portant point. That is the keynote of The
Call'b growth and prosperity. It is friendly to
the country. For instance take the way Thk
Call has boomed and written of the growing
cities outside of this place without charging bo
much a line. * That is one of its grandest work3
and it demonstrates to me that my fears were
groundless. . . -. T.
"Such action should commend the paper to
the entire State and I have no doubt it does. .
. "Yes, indeed,'! resumed • Mr. ; Fitch, j after a
moment of silence and reflection, "it's good;
it's clean; it's strong. I watch it day by day
and see that it is true to its nativity. You
know I got to be a perfect crane about a news
paper practically being a public trust and I
always conducted Thb Call on those lines.
"By the way. There is another feature of
The Call that strikes me very well. . It :is its
independence. I was afraid it would fail on
that issue, but it has stood the test in grand
shape. I like The Call. I have ceased to
boiher my. head what becomes of it. I have
studied it carefully and found that it is doing
its duty well."
John Powers, a mining man who has been in
most of the mining districts of j the world, was
lately down in British New Guinea, and tells
of a curious state of the labor market on the
island of St. Agunan, where there are rich de
posits of graveL "St. Agunan Island," he said
yesterday, "is only about twenty-five miles in
diameter and is about 300 miles from Cook
town. Mining has been going on there for only
two or three years, and the work is mostly
done by the natives. They do not know the
value of . money and have no use , for gold.
They will do a great deal of work for trinketß of
little value to us. While I was there an old
man and his two sons worked ten days for a
jewsharp. They will do a great deal of ,work
for a few red and white beads. One of the na
tive women will work twenty days for a calico
dress. The natives feel very friendly toward
the whites. For a pound of tobacco a lot of
them will pitch in and build a good-sized
house. But the missionaries are spoiling
them somewhat, in teaching them to work for
gold and to bring the gold to their stores to
make their purchases. One day we came upon
a camp of native miners being worked by the
missionaries. It was a Sunday, and we re
monstrated, saying that we had not worked
our f men on Sundays. We were told that it
didn't make any difference in this case whether
the men worked on Sunday or not, as they had
not yet been converted."
The decision of the Supreme Court in the
Hale & Norcross case revives reminiscences of
the times when fortunes in great mining specu
lations were made and lost in a day. Andrew
J. Moulder, Superintendent of ; Schools, was for
many years secretary of j the Pacific Stock Ex
change. Among the men he knew intimately
was the millionaire Edward Barron, whose es
tate yet figures in the courts. . Down at Bar
ron'B delightful place in San Mateo County the
millionaire once told Mr. Moulder this story of
strategy: . : .
"I was the owner of 10,000 shares of Con.
Virginia. It was worth about $100 a share.
My stock was in Flood's safe, and I knew that
there was no way I could get it with Flood's
consent, as he was bending every possible en
ergy and . employing every influence Jat his
command to control the mine. ; He knew that
the stock was there, and wanted it there
"instead of on the ' street. I . reasoned
this way to myself : 'Here is '• a million
dollars invested. This is wealth beyond
my earliest dream of affluence. - Shall I make
it secure to myself or risk it in this swirl of
gambling excitement?' ■:*: Resolving:, if possible,
to realize by selling without Flood's knowledge
I began to ponder over some strategic plan. At
that time James H. Latham, brother of Milton
8. Latham, was the ; money-lender having the
largest f transactions on the street. , I went jto
him, told him the story and asked if he could
deliver 10,000 shares on my order to sell. He
reflected for a while and replied: \ .;*
" 'This is a very large transaction. Come in
to-morrow and I will give you an answer.'
"At the appointed time on the morrow I colled
and Latham said: , ; .. . , : ■ . :
" 'Yes, we can deliver the stock.'
I advised him to scatter I the orders among
brokers,"' giving the largest transactions
to ; a well-known broker Iwhoffe hostility , to
me was ! common talk. ;i Gradually the
sales went on ana Flood could not account
, for the stock. Finally, when the burden
of taking it in came very • heavy <he ~\ came
to me in. great ; v excitement. Baying:
'Barron, this mußt be your stock. What does
it mean?' I kept very placid, and placing
my lingers in my pocket drew out a broker's
tag, showing I had been the purchaser of 100
shares that very day. Two or three days later
Flood came to me in great excitement, assert
" 'Barron, there is no other stock in the world
than yours now going on the market. I know
it must be yours.'
"Again I assured him that I was a buyer,
and produced the proof that I had purchased
that day 200 shares.
"In due course of time Latham closed the
transaction, and Flood learned for a fact that
my stock had been sold> My meeting with
Flood, his anger, his vows of vengeance I shall
never forget. He said although it had cost him
$700,000 to buy the stock, he would spend
$7,000,000 to see that the money I had ac
quired should never do me any good. I be
lieved that he would make his threats of re
taliation good, and from that time on I
never engaged in auother stock transaction."
Dr. A. J. House of Santa Ana is at the Grand.
Dr. ML S. Charles of Suisun is a guest at the
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Asay of San Jose are at
Rev. Richard H. Gushee of Los Angeles is at
Judge J. E. Prewett of Auburn is a guest at
\V. E. Dunn, a Los Angeles attorney, was in
this City yesterday.
Superior Judge A. P. Catlin of Sacramento is
staying at the Lick.
John Chenowith, a newspaper man of Fresno,
is visiting the City.
C. W. Toyer, a mining man of Nevada City, is
staying at the Grand.
Mrs. E. f. Buckingham, a large fruit-grower
of Vacaville, Is at the Palace.
H. A. Heilbron, a leading merchant of Sacra
mento, is a guest at the Palace.
Chaplain W. E. Edmondson of the navy reg
istered at the Grand yesterday.
George F. Winslow, Medical Inspector of the
United States navy, is at the Occidental.
James H. Wadsworth, a banker of Yreka,
came down yesterday and put up at the Lick.
S. T. Black, Superintendent of Public In
struction, came down from Sacramento yester
day and is staying at the Lick.
Andrew Rocca, one of the owners of the
Great Western quicksilver mine, registered at
the Lick yesterday.
J. A. Barham, member of Congress from the
First District, came down from Santa Rosa yes
terday and registered at the Occidental.
W. J. Coombs, one of the Government direc
tors of the Union Pacific and an ex-member of
Congress from one of the Brooklyn districts,
arrived here yesterday on his tour of inspec
tion of the railroads and registered at the
Palace. Mrs. Coombs is with him.
W. G. Purdy, second vice-president, secre
tary and treasurer of the Chicago, Rock Island
and Western Railroad, with his family, from
Chicago, and Charles Kennedy, general north
western passenger agent from Omaha, arrived
here yesterday and registered at the Palace.
CALIF ORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
New York, N. Y., Aug. s.— Arrivals from San
Francisco— W. A. Paull, at the Coleman; J. M.
Burges, at the Brunswick; C. S. Bradley and
T. G. Lewis, at the St. Cloud; K. S. Ceft, at the
Sturtevant; A. Roullier and R. J. Miller, at the
Imperial; W. Tilmer, at the Cosmopolitan.
From San Diego— G. W. Marston, at the West
minster. From Oakland— J. V. A. Van Straleu,
at the Coleman.'
Gilroy, Cal., Aug. s.— Miss Evelyn Casey has
returned from San Francisco, accompanied by
Miss Evelyn O'Connor. Mrs. L. Pnilbrook of
San Francisco and Mrs. Charles Hornback of
Los Angeles are visiting their mother, Mrs. E.
H. Martin. Miss Fannie Boyd of Marysville is
visiting the Misses Rea. Miss Edith White
hurst of San Jose is the guest of Mrs. Nettie
Whitehurst. Miss Clara Onsley left for her
school at San Luis Obispo, Mrs. Killey for Tres
Pinoo, and Mrs. W. MeKmney for Salinas. Mr.
and Mrs. G. Wolfran have returned to San Jose.
Miss Carrie Perry is here from Salinas. C. W.
Cobb and W. E. Eustic* went to the Coast Sun
day. Professor Lighthall has arrived from San
Jose. Abe Lewis Is in the city- Miss Geneva
Keaten entertained a party of friends Friday
evening in honor of her cousin, Miss Jessie
Keaten. Mrs. C. J. McClure and her daughter,
Mrs. Aitken of Prescott, Ariz., are at Pacific
Grove. The * Misses Martin have entered
Irvington College. Miss Hannah Sorren
son is home from Oakland and Vacaville.
Mrs. George Roop of the Gilroy Hot Springs
accompanied her sister, Miss Storey, who has
been summering there, to her home in Bausa
lito. Miss Lewis of Santa Cruz visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Lewis this week. Mr. and Mrs. P. C.
Hodges have been occupying their cottage at
Santa Cruz. Miss Birdie Hobbs has returned
from Salinas. Professor J. B. Hankensen has ac
cepted a school in San Luis Obispo County.
Miss Laura Dewart and Miss Florence Bassig
nano lead in the voting contest for the most
popular fireman's daughter.
Mad rone Mineral Springs, Aug. 5. — The fol
lowing are among the late arrivals at this re
sort: Dr. David Starr Jordan, Mrs. Jessie Jor
dan, Miss Barbara Jordan, Knight Jordan, Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Knight, Miss Eliza Geraldson,
Professor H. R. Fairclough, Misß Fairclough,
Miss K. McGuire, Professor and Mrs. Nathan
Abbott, Miss Dorothy Abbott, Miss Phyllis
Abbott, Mrs. W. Miller. Miss Edith
Miller, Miss Margery Miller, Stanford
University; Major and Mrs. E. B. Wright,
Mrs. Otis, Miss Hood, Miss Lynan,
F. F. Martens, William Barr, H. C. Johnson,
J. L. McGovern, George Robinson, William
Collins, F. C. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Ciprico,
Mrs. G. Doon, F. H. Hyde, S. K. Snyder, Mrs. F.
Whittier, San Francisco; Mrs. Ephraim Dyer,
Miss Edith Dyer, H. 8. Dyer, E. Dyer. Miss M.
E. Riley, Oakland : James E. Simmons, Berke
ley; Mrs. M. C. McClellan, Mrs. M. B. McClel
lan, San Mateo; A. R. Denike, B. Denike,
D. Byron, J. Rocher, J. Turner, E. Benni
son, Miss Elizabeth Ingalls, San Jose;
Mr. and Mrs. Ilenrici, A. R. Fritschi, Alameda;
Mrs. John Bender, John Bender, Ernest Ben
der, U. Bender, Miss M. Bender, Miss E. Ben
der, Morgan Hill; Miss M. Martin, Centerville;
W. E. Horn, Mrs W. E. Horn*and child, Irving
ton; Miss Farley, John S. Sheely, Miss H.
Sheelv, Miss C. Sheely, Santa Clara; Miss Win
nie Storrey, A. J. Staider, Gilroy Hot Springs;
Mrs. M. Townsend, New York; Mr. and Mrs. E.
H. Dyer, Miss Nina Dyer, Miss Mary Donovan,
Mrs. A. Kerr, Miss Kate E. Riley, Alvarado;
Mr. and Mrs. C. Bcott, Portland, Or.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Aug. s.— The following
guests are at Duncan's Springs from Santa Rosa :
Hon. J. F. Campbell, W. J. Eardley, Harrison
White and wife, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Burris and
Earl Burris, Bert Flint, Allen B. Lemmon Jr.,
J. Lemmon, R. Craig and A. L. Fisher. From
Cloverdale— J. G. Heald and wife and Harry
Green. From Glen Ellen- £ -H. Hill and D. A.
Macphee, and from Healdsburg, Mr. and Mrs.
Busn. Hon. T. J. Geary and Family hava re
turned from a month's sojourn at Inverness.
Miss Julia Sullivan of San Francisco is visiting
her friend, Miss Josie Byington, here. Miss
Tessie Rock, who has been visiting the R. L.
Crooks' residence here, returned to San Fran
cisco Saturday. Rev. John T. Shurtleff left
Monday to spend a few days in Napa. Mr. and
Mrs. F. Lester, tandem cyclists of Oakland, are
in Santa Rosa. They came on their wheel built
for two. Charles W. Wood of Sutter City
is visiting his mother here. Hon. G.
W. Potter of Fresno and family are
in Santa Rosa. They intend to make this their
future home. A large number of students for
the Pacific Methodist College arrived here to
day from all parts of the State. Supervisor P.
H. Thompson of Sonoma is in Santa Rosa to
spend a week. Editor R. A. Thompson has re
turned from Paso Robles.
Capitola, Cal., Aug. s.— The arrivals at the
Hotel Capitola yesterday were: Mr§. Minna
Oest, Miss Minnete Oest, Hiss Birdie Oest, Mrs.
M. Hogan, Miss Mary Hogan, San Jose; Mrs. P.
Carey, Miss Amelia Carey, Berryessa; Miss
Mary Carey, M. Hogan, East San Jose; T. H.
O'Toole, Morgan Hill; M. Pomeroy, C. Worth
ington, Santa Clara; A. Menon, L. Heney, L.
A. Spitzer, A. Kraus and wife, A. Cooper, San
Jose; A. McLeod, H. Deitz, San Francisco; Mr.
and Mrs. Millard Morse, Mrs. Augusta B. Smith,
Charles Bradley, J. B. Johnson, B. C. Healey,
William R. Doyle, San Jose; Mr. and Mrs. J.
Letter, Oakland ; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwartz,
L. C. Bennet, A. Cordova, T. J. Smyth, Harry
Weil, Santa Cruz; Mrs. C. J. Knot and child,
San Jose; E. M. Menno, Santa Cruz. H. Plum
mer goes to San Jose to-morrow. A. M. Stone
of Hanford drove in to-day wlth*his wife and
daughter. H. E. Levin left for San Francisco
OPINIONS OF EDITORS.
The Vindicator, edited by J. E. Brown, de
votes an editorial in its current issue to the
colored convention which has just been ter
minated. The writer of the article gives it as
his opinion that while the convention has un
doubtedly been a success socially, the move
ment is one to be regretted. He condemns
those who "aspired to be the political bosses oi
the negroes the first day of the meeting of the
convention," and remarks that the gathering
was held for the purpose of bringing to the
front a few disgruntled politicians under the
specious pretense of advancing the interests of
the colored people, and for no other purpose.
New California is here with both feet, and no
mistake. Two years ago hardly any project of
a public nature would have been indorsed by
a vote of the people, no matter what advantage
it might have been to the general public. All
can recollect how a proposition to vote bonds
for a public purpose, or grant a right of way
through a city for a railway could not be ob
tained without a battle, and then was apter to
fail than carry. How different to-day; bonds
are voted freely for public enterprises, and
railroads have no trouble whatever in securing
rights of way over the most traveled thorough
fares. All hail to the new California.— Hanford
It is well known that a heated Presidential
contest is a serious injury to business. The
fears of the people are played upon and un
numbered ills are piophesied to come about in
case of the election of a particular candidate.
The attention and time of millions of people
are taken up with the excitement of the cam
paign, and it is some time before business
men get reconcilecfto new conditions and go
about business as they did the year before.
One remedy for this state of affairs is to have
a six-year term for the Presidency and to limit
the occupant to one term.— Los Angeles
Not the least of the evils which connect
themselves with the holding of public position
is the conviction begotten in the mind of the
average official that, like a person prophesied
of in Holy Writ, ihe Government rests upon his
shoulder, and without him the machine would
cease to revolve. This is the same delusion ex
perienced by the fly on the rim of the coach
wheel, who congratulated himself on the dust
he was kicking up. Nothing is more refresh
ing, perhaps, because of its rarity, than to ob
serve a man unspoiled by a taste of official life
and power.— Los Angeles Timea.
Invariably during the busy season street
fakirs visit our towns and reap a financial har
vest. Our residents should eschew purchasing
inferior articles from these glib street orators
and patronize home industry. This kind of
outside opposition is unjust to our merchants,
who'have to pay taxes to support the county
Government. — Solano Republican.
In some of the African gold fields they have
been crushing diamonds in the quartz-crushers
for some time without knowing it, and if we
are not mistaken the same is true of our gold
mines in California. Bits of broken diamonds
have been often found, and it may possibly
pay to make a careful search for them.—Pasa
The shouts of the "addition" boomers are
heard all over the land, and the money of
small investors comes flowing into town to
help swell trade. Some day Stockton will re
ceive lots of abuse by reason of the specula
tions of men, women and children who bought
blindly. — Stockton Independent.
Democratic papers point to the fact that the
price of wool is going up. Of course it will go
up a few cents at this time of the year, but is it
as high as it was under the protective tariff, or
is it worth about half?— Salt Lake Star.
Detectives and officers are sometimes quite
active in the pursuit of noted criminals like
Brady, but their actual capability is not fully
demonstrated till the scramble for rewards be
gins. — Fresno Republican.
The San Francisco Call remarks that "an
honest public officer is the noblest gift of poli
tics." And, it might have added, one of the
rarest.— Tacoma Union.
The hammer came in collision with the nail
when The Call spoke for all in these words:
"As long as the fruit-producers are divided the
other fellows will get the profits."— Marysvi lie
Those who visit in Stockton in 1905 will find
it a railroad center, a manufacturing center
and the head of a ship canal to the bay.—Stock
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Grant's Retirement— A. P. 0., City. General
Grant was retired on the 13th of May, 1884.
This was "in recognition of tha distinguished
services rendered the United Sflktes." He was
placed on the retired list, with the rank and
mil pay of general of the army, the pay being
$13,500 per annum.
Spools— W. W. R., City. Spools for thread
are made on a bobbin lathe. Blocks of wood
are dropped into a hopper, taken by machin
ery, turned, and they drop out at the other
end all ready to receive the thread. One of
these lathes can turn out about 1500 an hour.
Battle-ships— G. H., City. It is impossible to
state which nation has the best battle-ships.
Each nation claims the best. The truth of the
claim will probably never be established un
less there ia war between nations, when the
merits of the several vessels can be tested.
Where He Belongs— A. S., City. An indi
vidual is usually spoken of as of the place in
which he has his domicile. For instance, if
John Jones lives in Oakland but does business
in San Francisco it is proper to speak of him as
"John Jones of Oakland/'
Knights of Labor— C. S., City. The order of
Knights of Labor was founded in the city of
Philadelphia in 1869 by Uriah S. Stevens, and
was formally organized in 1871 for the protec
tion of working people and ihe development of
4 The German Empress— J. R., City. The wife
of William 11, the German Emperor, was born
in Dolzlg, Hol«!tein, on the 22d of October,
1868. She is the daughter of the late Ernest
Gonthier, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonder
The Pound Wagon— D. B. D., City. It is not
unlawful for the dog-catchers to be on the
streets with the Pound wagon for the purpose
of catching stray dogs on Sundays.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
A piece of literary gossip now fining cnr
rency is that the clever crude story lately pub
lished by Blackwood and entitled "The Curse
of Intellect" was written by Lord Salisbury's
daughter, Lady Gwendoline Cecil.
At a recent sale of Burns manuscripts in Lon
don two poems, embracing only three folio
pages, sold for £40. The poet lived for four
years at Dumfries on from £50 to £75 a year
and supported a family of seven members on
Ruskin is quoted as saying that he would
much rather have been a civil engineer than a
critic of modern painters. And he added, with
a sigh: "Whether literature and art have been
helped by me I know not, but this I do know,
that England has lost in me a second Telford."
Mrs. Oliphant's first book was published
when she was only 21 years old. Since that
time scarcely a year has passed without a
three-volume novel coming from her overflow
ing mind. Mrs. Oliphant is now nearing her
seventies, and her life is spent quietly at Wind
Mrs. Hannah Howe of South Atkinson, Me.,
who has been totally blind for twenty years]
experienced an odd partial recovery of her
sight a few days ago. She suddenly become
able to see quite distinctly one afternoon about
2 o'clock, but her vision was totally obscured
again in two hours. Since then she has been
able to see every day between 2 and 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, but during the rest of the
twenty-four hours she Is as blind aa formerly.
HUMOR OP THE DAY.
Birdie— Tnat mean old shower had to come
just as I got out on the bathing beach this aft
Belle— Well, you had your bathing suit on
Birdie— Yea, and I got it soaking wet.—Som
First Youth— Say, fellers, I'm aßhamed ter go
Becond Youth— Why?
First Youth— Me cousin Sarah frum Boston
is visitin' us, an' every game de New York Club
loses she t'rows it inter me face.— New Yoik
Unpardonable Obliviousness— That little Vis
count to Baroness de V.— You wouldn't believe
how absent-minded I am, Baroness! It is diffi
cult to imagine how any one can be so thought
"What have you done this time?"
"I had bought you a bag of sweets, and whil»
"You lost them?"
••No. I ate them."— Paris ClochOt
FROM EASTERN EDITORS.
Let It Oome In.
English capital continues to flow into
American mines, mills, factories and other
industries, a held of investment opened in
1881, its volume varying with the condition
of business here, but, on the whole, in
creasing and showing in the main satis
factory results. With the late revival of
industrial activity, so seriously depressed
by the miserable policy of the Democratic
party and the administration, it has taken
a new start, and will no doubt continue. —
New York Tribune.
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. The Way to Prosperity.
. A term or two of good Republican ad
ministration will bring things back to
their normal standard of prosperity. A
country making money at the rate of
$7,000,000 a day has no business to he in
financial straits or have , its industries be
numbed or paralyzed. Only the most
stupid and benighted management could
bring it to this pass, and that is what the
Democrats have given it in fuller measure
than even their adversaries ever dreamed
of.— New York Tribune.
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Home Enle 13 Best,
Really, those who look on Sunday aa a
day of sanctity and those who are anxious
for the closest possible restriction of the
liquor traffic would have more reason for
hope if their cause was submitted to the
poople of New York under the just prin
ciple of home rule, than if they put their
trust in legislation at Albany which would
violate that principle, and consequently
encounter local contempt and resentment.
The fair way is the best way with the peo
ple.—New York Sun.
The Annexation of Oana^ai
Had Southern statesmen, fifty years ago,
not been so bent on securing an extension
of slave territory, and the administration
of Polk not been in sympathy with them,
there would not now be any Manitoba
question to disturb the Cabinet of Premier
Bowell, and make the outcome one of sug
gestive speculation fngn our side of the
lin«. Had the Democratic cry of "Fifty
four forty or right" been carried into our
foreign policy, what is now Manitoba and
the provinces to her west would have been
either States or Territories of the United
The conviction is deep that events are
rapidly ripening for the absorption of
Ca"nada by the United States^— St. Paul
Gone Grazy on Holmesi
The public is fast becoming nauseated
with the stuff that is Deing printed about
Swindler Holmes, particularly in this city.
Columns of witless theory and wild specu
lation concerninghim appear daily in the
blanket sheets. Reporters are given free
rein, and with their imaginative faculties
in good working order they concoct stories
which not even the most gullible of readers
can swallow. Everything they write, no
matter how absurd or manifestly impossi
ble, is published. A mighty sigh of relief
will go up when this era of Holmes' idiocy
is ended. — Chicago News.
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Killing Heresy "With Song.
The Simpson Grove Methodist brethren
have discovered a new and effective way of
suppressing the fellow who preaches other
than orthodox .Methodist doctrine. They
don't put him out; they scorn to bring
charges of heresy ; they just join in an old
fashioned camp-meeting song, and sing so
loud that the erring brother can't bear
himself. There is merit in this method of
dealing with the disputatious crank, its
chief recommendation being that it is ef
IRON IN CALIFORNIA.
A COBBESPONDENT TELLS OF AN IMMENSE UNDE
To the Editor of the "Call"— Sib: In common,
no doubt, with the great majority of your read
ers, I have been much interested in your recent
revelations regarding the magnitude , of the .
manufacturing industry of your City. It i3 ■
really marvelous when one considers the great
distance at which San Francisco ia situated
from the source of supply of the raw materials
which enter largely into its manufactured prod
ucts. This is especially so as relates to iron
work, in which your numerous extensive works
excel in mechanical construction. Of this com
modity, in the form of pigiron, Bteel billets,
rods and bars, thousands of tons are annually
imported into your City and not one pound
duced in the whole or this great State. That
this is the fact is a matter of more astonishment
than the unveiling of your great factories, for
within our borders, in less than twenty ; miles
of rail communication with San Francisco and
other tide water points, exists a great body of
bessemer ore of unexcelled purity, many times
demonstrated by the leading experts and
metallurgists of the country, East and West. Jin
quantity inexhaustible , in purity with scarcely
a rival — with none in the West, this mountain
of wealth slumbers unvexed by drill or powder.
Why is this so? We are told that reducing fuel
is high. Granted. So are trancontinental and
around-the-Horn freights on iron and steel In
the rough. California and Arizona have great
forests of accessible timber readily convertible
into charcoal, and charcoal-iron is not out-
Classed. Have we no capitalists with sufficient
nerve to thoroughly investigate the possibili
ties of economic nome production of one of the
materials entering so largely into construction,
which once established would take front rank
among the industrial affairs of this thriving
commonwealth? ■ . . ■.• ■>: r . ' C. L. H.
• : Daggett, Cal., Aug. 1. ,
• Bacon Printing Company. 503 Clay street •
/ ' • — *■ • .
Duck Dresses, navy blue dots .....$1 50
Duck Dresses, light 5tripe5. ....'.".. ..'...... 1 50
Pique Dresses, white with colored stripes 2 00
Heavy Duck Dresses, solid shades 3 00
Kelly Llebes" Cloak-House, 120 Kearny st, *
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E. blarttn & Co., the liquor merchants, are
at 411 Market street. The fact that their re
moval has not resulted in the loss of any of
their old patrons is the best evidence of fair and
honest dealing. The high standard of their
wines and liquors has long been known. : : *J:\
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"Er, that Is a funny looking button you are
wearing," said the man with an account. "I
never saw an 'N. C button before. Do you
belong to the Sons of North Carolina or what?"
"Sons of nothing," said the grocer. "That
means «No Credit.' "
The man walked out without swelling the ac-
» 0 *
Evkbt nervous woman needs a medicine which
will enrich the Impoverished blood and send It
through the veins loaded with life-giving proper
ties. This is what Hood's Sarsaparilla does.
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De. Sieoebt's Ansostura ■ Bitters is known all
over the world as the great regulator of the di
gestive organs. , .
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Miss Bloomers — I wonder when Charley
Newboy will ever learn to ride properly?
Miss Knickerbockers— What's' the matter *
Miss Bloomers— Why, he works so hard
pedaling that he doesn't have breath enough
left to — Chicago Record.
WITH FELINE EYES,"
A STORY BY
MADGE MORRIS WAGNER,
Author of "Liberty Bell," will be pub-
NEXT SUNDAY'S CALL
The Call devotes a great deal of attention
to excellent articles on Western Themes bj
Western men and Western women.