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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 1895
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Give your coin a chance to distinguish
Peace hath her victories, but war has all
Has grim-visaged Buckley smoothed bis
The Nation watches to see how San
Francisco will do it. /
It looks as if the Durrant case might end
in a surprise party.
If you wish to see a Presidential con
vention, catch on and pull for it.
If China takes any interest in the pro
posals to regenerate her she doesn't show it.
It would be truly Californian to bave
that $100,000 in sight before the week
Keep a little lookout all the time lest
the lottery fiends try to get their work in
The movement for the National Conven
tion has certainly started in the style that
It is hard to tell whether Corbett and
Fitzsimmons are sparring for wind or free
Probably when Sherman's book is pub
lished we will find out it isn't a mystery
story after all.
If Cleveland wishes to make his message
sensational all he will have to do is to
write a confession.
Let Chicago consider how beautiful Bos
ton looks in the attitude of joining hands
with San Francisco.
Suppose the Turks should give the Sul
tan the grand shake and set up for reform
within the party, then what?
We are capable of making a National
convention as instructive as an exposition
and as attractive as a carnival.
Fortunately the Monroe doctrine was
born before this administration and will
have no trouble in surviving it.
If there be any Kentucky colonel in the
City, he may sample our milk without a
shudder ; there is no water in it.
Prairie fires in Oklahoma may injure the
fall hay crop, but nothing can ever scorch
her stock of newly made grass widows.
According to reports from Maryland
Gorman has registered nearly every dead
man in the State and intends to vote them.
First the milkmen, then the laundry
men and now the butchers. How many
more must we overhaul to purify the
A Kansas orator is quoted as having re
cently said of Ingalls: " Up was he stuck,
and in the very upness of his stucktitude
he fell. '
It is rather rough that Torbett should
have to pot up $100 alimony every week
and then not be allowed to take it out of
If there were not so many able leaders
ahead of him in the Republican party
Mayor Fingrce of Detroit might be counted
ou as a coming man.
If Cleveland knew what the Venezuela
fuss is about he might take some action in
the matter, but the people should remem
ber he has been fishing all summer.
Leavenworth, Kans.. proposes to hold an
apple carnival, but the weather is probably
too cold at this season to reproduce the
Edenic scene in its primitive costume.
Now then perhaps Mr. Flint and Mr.
Jeter will start a talking-match just to save
the country from losing the knack of con
It is doubtful if the Czar and the Kaiser
themselves could read the reports about
their projects and then tell what they in
tended to do. iif/ Ay;
The only wonder is that Dallas and Hot
Springs have not each of them set up a
claim for a National convention as a re
ward of virtue.
' It is claimed that upward of 15,000
names have been fraudulently added to
the list of registered voters in Baltimore
and in the voting of every name there is
seen something of the fine Italian hand of
As the Government, officials claim to
have discovered a lot of bogus silver cer
tificates manufactured in Italy and sent to
New York in macaroni boxes, it is evident
that even the home counterfeit industry
Because he has been snubbed by a ballet
girl, warned off the grass and arrested for
bicycling, Marlborough has been ungrate
ful enougd to forget that he got a free pass
on the Vanderbilt roads without having to
Interview Chauncey Depew.
According to Bishop Ludden of New
York, Syracuse is in a worse condition
than the wicked metropolis. He is quoted
as saying: "I have come to the conclusion
that this isa ring-ridden city, It is tightly
clinched in the mouth of the ring; it is
misgoverned, mismanaged, and corruption
permeates." The people . of Syracuse
should come west and grow up with an
honest country. -•.:". •■
THE BETTER PLAN.
Although it is not conceivable that any
good citizen of San Francisco would cher
ish any feeling of jealousy if the manage
ment of the light to bring the Republican
National Convention to this City had been
led by the Republican League Club, still it
was best that the club should refuse to ac
cept the direction of the affair and make it
a popular movement. The expressed fear
that in the absence of tome such leader
ship there will not be a concentrated ac
tivity and responsibility is groundless.
This is to be a citizens' movement, not a
Republican, and that is the great point.
There will be no trouble on the score of ac
tivity and responsibility. s
The plan adopted is highly commenda
ble. A meeting of representatives of all
the commercial and other influential or
ganizations of the City has been called for
next Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce. At
this meeting arrangements will be made
for a grand mass-meeting, which will
formulate a definite plan of campaign. It
will be everybody's meeting, not held un
der the auspices of any political or com
mercial organization. It will be an oppor
tunity for the display of public spirit.
It seems to be taken for granted that Ban
Francisco should bear the burden of the
tight and of its attendant expenses. While
this may not be altogether just it will have
the good effect of localizing the responsibil
ity and placing the City on its mettle as
the guardian of the interests of the. entire
coast. We may be sure, however, that the
other cities of California will not be con
tent that San Francisco should have a
monopoly of all the responsibility and
credit, and that before the fight is over we
shall receive some stirring returns from
Although over $(.0,000 of the $100,000
called for has already been subscribed in
San Francisco alone, it was secured with
out any organized effort, and merely
through the desultory efforts of two or
three newspapers simply to test the senti
ment of the community. Only an exceed
ingly small fraction of the people have
been approached in this way. The aston
ishing success of these meager efforts indi
cates clearly what will be the result of the
organized work to be done by the commit
tees which the mass-meeting will appoint.
It is now in order for the other cities of
California to exhibit a similar spirit and
proceed systematically after the method
in San Francisco. The Call's correspon-
dents are instructed to give fullest at
tention to all such efforts.
A HUMILIATING SCENE.
An extraordinary spectacle is presented
in this country, with its Government "for
the people" and "by the people," in the
attitude of supplication with which the
representative of a great body of mer
chants of San Francisco begs the assem
bled representatives of railroads running
between Chicago and Utah to make such
rates in Utah as will be fair to the mer
chants of California and not discrimina
tive in the interests of Chicago. It is a
confession of the fact that the railroads of
the country are exercising the right to
determine whether one section of the
country shall prosper at the expense of the
other. The terrible significance of this
confession cannot be exaggerated.
The case is this: For strictly private
reasons of their own the railroads are em
ploying rates which make it impossible for
California to compete on equal terms, or
at all, with the merchants of Chicago in
the markets of Utah. The people of Utah
have no voice in the matter; they must
accept whatever the good railroads are
pleased to give them. The people of Cali
fornia have no voice in the matter; all
that they can do is to kneel and supplicate
for a justice which any court would grant
Nothing has ever arisen in the history
of transcontinental railway operations
which has so direct a bearing on the propo
sition now before the country with regard
to the means which the Government should
employ to protect its debt owed by the
Union and Central Pacific roads. It can
be realized at once, from this pitiful exhi
bition at Salt Lake, that the debt to the
Government is of the meanest considera
tion when compared with the broad prin
ciple of the power exercised by transconti
nental railways to build up or repress any
section of the country at will.
It seems almost providential that this
Salt Lake incident should have occurred
at this time, when discussion over the debt
of the aided railways is going on. The
millions of dollars which the Government
might secure by enforcing its claims have
an insignificant value in comparison with
the emancipation from railroad tyranny
which would result from the taking of the
roads and operating them in the interest of
fairness and the general good. Such a
course would eliminate entirely the causes
which make necessary such disgraceful
spectacles as that to which the Salt Lake
conference is treating the country.
ONE HOUB OF BLAINE.
It pleased the Examiner yesterday to
give about a column and a half of its ed
itorial space to an attempt at showing that
Blame's management of our foreign affairs
was not more intelligent, vigorous or pa
triotic than the mismanagement of them
by the Cleveland regime. The article was
interesting as a novelty of the off year in
politics. Tne country has been so accus
tomed to hear Blame denounced as a bold,
bad Jingo, seeking a fight with every na
tion on the globe, that there was all the
chance of a unique originality in the Ex
aminer's argument to prove that, after all,
he was only the exemplar of the modern
To maintain the new view of Blame sev
eral quotations were given from the diplo
matic correspondence concerning the con
troversy between Great Britain and Ven
ezuela. From the quotations given it is
evident Mr. Blame was not at that time in
favor of immediately declaring war against
England without first proposing arbitra
tion. From this the Examiner concludes
he was not a vigorous supporter of the
Monroe doctrine, and feels itself justified
in maintaining that he did not make this
country more influential in South Amer
ican affairs than it has been under Gresham
The Examiner, however, overlooks the
change that lias taken place in the condi
tions of the Venezuela controversy. In
Blame's time it had gone no further on
either side than diplomatic discussion.
At the present time England has commit
ted actual aggression and is reported to be
preparing for the immediate establish
ment of her claim to the disputed terri
tory by force. hen the discussion was
under way Blame could do no more than
recommend arbitration. Had England
then, as now, showed signs of scorning our
interference and entering upon the annex
ation of Venezuelan territory does any in
telligent American doubt that Blame's
recommendation would have -been soon
changed to the language of an ultimatum?
Blame's policy in regard to the rela
tions which exist between the United
States and all parts of both North and
South America constitutes one of the most
conspicuous features of his statecraft. He
is not more familiarly known as the cham
THE SAN FKANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895.
pion of protection at home than of pan-
Americanism abroad. "Under the Presi
dency of field one of the noted acts of
his administration of the State Depart
ment was the effort to bring about a trreat
peace congress of all American States for
the purpose of preparing a way for settle
ment of all international questions that
might arise among them. Garfield was
killed and Blame went out of office before
that plan could be Carried out. Under
Harrison ho succeeded in netting together
a Pan -American Congress on a broader
basis than the one suggested in Garfield's
time, and in that congress the foundation
was Laid for tho building of a great Ameri
can policy. Before the edifice W4§ com
pleted, however, the master whose
genius, patriotism and courage were
needed to erect it in lit proportions, died,
and since then we have not even heard of
pan-Americanism. We have heard only
It is in vain that any argument or seem
ing argument is urged to defend the
foreign policy of the Cleveland adminis
tration, but th» affair becomes a down
right absurdity, even when most fresh
and original, if the defender ventures
upon a comparison between the policy of
Gresham and Olney and that of James G.
Blame. The blunders, weaknesses and
futilities of this administration will soon
be forgotten, but for all time to come the
people of this country will remember the
great Pan-American statesman, and when
ever our foreign affairs are in the hands of
incompetent or unpatriotic men there will
arise in the hearts of the people the wish
so often uttered now: "Oh, for one hour
INTEGRITY Iff PRANCE.
Again has France been shaken to the
center by one of those official scandals
which produce ministerial crises in that
nervous nation. The Chamber of Depu
ties, by a majority which has astounded
and thrilled the country, has passed a vote
of censure on the "Ministry, and that
august body has promptly resigned.
The wording of the measure is the most
interesting feature of the overturning, It
is this: "The Chamber of Deputies, con
sidering it proper to interdict its members
from taking part in the operations of
financial syndicates, is resolved to throw
complete light on the affairs of the South
ern Railway, and invites the Minister of
.Justice to fulfill all his responsibilities."
It is the principle expressed in this
pointed interpellation that is most signifi
cant. It is a proclamation not only that
certain Deputies have, used their positions
to foist swindling schemes on the public,
but that the central Government itself has
been conniving with them and assuring
them protection. This is an exceedingly
grave matter, but a majority of the French
people believe the charges to be true.
It would be an astonishing thing if the
question of interdicting the members of an
American Congress "from taking part in
the operations of financial syndicates"
should be raised, and it seems too much to
hope that even France, with all its intelli
gence and patriotism, is quite ready to
adopt that proposition in its scheme of
government. We may assume for the
present that while undoubtedly the people
of that country, as of this, believe in the
soundness of the principle, the power of
money is as still too great to permit the
expression of the popular will in the con
duct of the Government.
Ana yet the. principle on its very face is
vital to the health and stability of any re
publican Government. Being so, it sooner
or later must prevail or the Governments
must go to the wall, lf the members rep
resenting the influence which financial
concerns are able to exercise in the Con
gress of the United States were suddenly
removed, particularly in the Senate, the
Government would be practically left
without a legislative body. :• '•'"_';- •
Dr. S. L. Blake of Weaverville is at the Grand.
Dr. J. J. Hogan of Vallejo is at the Occidental.
Senator J-:. c. Voorhees of Sutter Creek is at
. Carl E. Lindsay, an attorney ot Santa Cruz,
Is at the Grand. ! ' *' ;
Lieutenant-Governor Thomas Flint Jr. of San
Juan is at the Grand.
General J. \V. B. Montgomery of Chico is
staying at the Grand.
R. E. Jaen, a capitalist of San Luis Obispo, is
a guest at the Palace.
11. C.Smith, a big lumber man of Fresno, ls
staying at the Palace.
Jesse D. <"arr, capitalist and politician of Sa
linas, is at the Occidental.
Jacob Schramm, a big vineyardist of St.
Helena, is at the California.
J. F. Devoudorf, a real estate man of San
Jose, is a guest at tne Grand.
.T. S. Merchant, a fruit and wine man of
Heaidsburg, is at the California.
George Johnston, a cattle man of Pleasanton,
registered yesterday at the Grand.
Ex-Judge S. M. Buck of Eureka was one of
yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
Frank D. Ryan. District Attorney of Sacra
mento, registered at the Grand yesterday.
John M. Vance, a capitalist of Eureka, and
his wife registered at the Grand yesterday.
Theodore B. Starr, one of the leading jewel
ers of New York, and his wife are at the Palace.
J. \V. Minturn, a large land-owner of Min
turn, came in yesterday and registered at the
Ex-Sheriff Joseph P. Standley of Mendocino
came down from Ukiah yesterday and put up
at the Lick.
Ex-United States Senator and Mrs. A. P.
Williams returned from the East yesterday and
are staying at the Palace.
11. M. La Rue, president of the Railway Com
mission, came down from Sacramento yester
day and registeied r.t the Occidental.
GOOD FOR MORE.
Metropolitan journalism is evidently a profit
able business, and the public spirit of the
shining lights in that field is often shown.
The i_au Francisco Call recently offered a sub
scription of $5000 to secure the National Re
publican Convention for that City, and the
Examiner has followed with one for $1000.
The Chronicle has not yet been heard from,
but on account of the position of its proprietor
in the party councils and the fact that he is a
standing candidate for any honors that can be
given by that party will doubtless cause it to
come to the front with the biggest subscription
of the lot. //-zy/'
Since the above paragraph was put In type
the Chronicle has come to the front with a
subscription of $7500, thus making it for a
short time the largest subscriber to the fund.
Its envious contemporaries would not allow it
to hold this proud position long, however, for
the Examiner promptly increased its original
ofl'er to $7500, with a promise of more if neces
sary, aud The Call hastened to round off its
contribution by making it $10,000, at the
same time intimating that it is good for a few
thousand more if necessary.
The institution of school vacations dates
back considerably further than lias been as
sumed. Vacations were first introduced in old
Hellas, and Anaxagoras, the philosopher, was
the founder oi the custom. He lived at Lamp
sacos, on the Asiatic side of the Hellespont,
honored and loved by old and young alike.
When once asked what the city could do for
him he replied: "Close the schools annually
for one month and give the children's time
over to play alone. I -wish you would choose
the month 1 die in for that purpose." His wish
was granted, and as late as the third century
of our era the children of Lampsacos enjoyed a
month's vacation every year, beginning "with
the celebration of the anniversary of Anaxa
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Colonel Sutherland is still telling stories on
his friends at the Palace Hotel. His latest is
on Captain Hulse, the mining man.
"I'll tell you how it happened that Hulse
drove a Nevada newspaper proprietor out of
the town of Tybo. Some years ago he was
looking over a mining property in the eastern
part of Nevada with ex-Governor Klnkead as a
traveling companion. When they arrived at
Tybo they found a fellow there who had just
struck the town with a few cases of type and
an old Washington press. He had already got
out one or two editions of his paper, and the
appearance of Hulse accompanied by an ex-
Governor put it into the fellow's head that a
CAPTAIN HULSE, THE MAN WHO PLAYED EVEN ON
' A SAGEBRUSH EDITOR.
[Sketched from life for "The" OatV by Nanlrivell.]
very important mining deal was on. He went
to the hotel' and demanded that Hulse let him
in on the ground floor, stating in substance
that he wanted the information for his paper.
It so happened that the information ho re
quired would have injured the captain very
much to give out, and he politely requested
him to say nothing about it. The newspaper,
man promised to let the matter rest, hut the
next morning— lo and behold the paper con
tained two columns of what purported to be an
interview with Hul<e. P. was fiction from
start to finish, and Hulse was thoroughly dis
pleased with it. He was shrewd enough, how
ever, to say nothing, but left town that after
noon for a trip to the northern part of Xevada.
In about a week he returned and the -news
; paper man fell upon hint again. Hulse re
ceived him with open arms and showed him
the greatest deference."
| Here the colonel went Into a violent fit of
laughter, from which he was some moments
recovering, alter which he resumed:
"Excuse me, gentlemen, hut it's so funny to
think of. Well. Hulse took him off to one side,
aud after buying him a few drinks told him
that he had the finest piece of mining property
ever heard of, and that there was any quantity
of unclaimed land all around bis, waiting for
some one to come along and take it up. He
stuffed the newspaper man for about an hour,
and the next day it all appeared under flaring
headlines. It drove the whole town into the
wildest state of excitement, and half of the
men took their blankets and left for the new
camp. The result was that they found noth
ing, and after a few weeks began to drift back.
In the meantime Hulse had left for California,
and the frenzied inhabitants fell upon the
editor ana smashed his printing oflice all up.
They next fell upon himself and he was or
dered out of town on the run. The last seen of
him was when he headed .down the road for
Beowawe, which town he is said to have
passed through without stopping. There
stands Captain Hulse over there now. Isn't
j he a peaceful-looking fellow?" ,
THE 'JACKPOT" GROWS.
' Fresno Republican.
If the people ot San Francisco display sound
business judgment they may secure the -Na
tional Republican Convention at small ex
pense to themselves. All they need do is to
encourage the morning papers a little. The
Examiner subscribed $1000 to the fund. Then
The Call called attention to the faCt that it
had already subscribed $5000. The Chronicle
saw The Call's $5000 and went it $2500 bet- i
ter. The Examiner came in and called the
Chronicle. Now if the people are wise they
will encourage The Call to raise its competi
tors $2500. Then the competitors will see
The (.all and go it a few better, and nobody
can foresee how much there would be in the
jackpot at the end of the game. But the peo
nle down at the bay want to see that interest
in the game does not lag.
Later— Since the foregoing was written we
learn that The Call has made the $2500 raise.
The game grows interesting and the jackpot
FROM WESTERN SANCTUMS.
To Warm Up the Frigid North.
It is rumored tbat the people of a city
not a thousand . miles from Minneapolis
are to be regaled with choice chicken tamales
this winter, prepared by a lady well known in
Bakersfield. A red-hot tamale would go about
as well on a cold Minnesota winter's night as
anything that can be imagined, and doubtless
a gooa profit will result from the venture.
Three Moral Debts. -
Benieia New Era.
As an individual a man owes to himself such
duties as will contribute to his perfect happi
ness; as a member ol a community he owes
such duties to his neighbors as will afford the
greatest good to the greatest number, and as a
citizen he owes such duties to his country as
will give to it the best government.
Standing in His Own Light.
Virginia (-Sev.) Enterprise.
The wage-earner who refuses to work for the
silver cause is like the invalid who screens the
sunlight from the bed of pain, and refuses the
cheering ray that would bring health and light
ln place of the pain and gloom, so bitterly be
It Is a Descent for the Stage.
. Tulare Register.
Certain newspapers of California are weari
some in their drooling over the Douglas
woman going upon the stage. They talk of the
English aristocracy as if it were a descent for
this woman to appear in a drama. ■ *r ■
A Good Word From Utah.
Salt Lake Herald. ,
We hope San Francisco will get the Republi
can National Convention. 7 She would provide
all who attended with ample accommodations
and make them so at home that they would
want to remain forever." '.'.:*•.-_.'
On the Wave of Prosperity.
Oakdale Leader. ;
Just keep your eye on Oakdale and watch it
move along when the canals on both Bides of
the river are In working order.
THE PRESS AND DURRANT.
Btockton ■ Mail.
Durrant, whether acquitted or convicted of
the awful crime of which he stands accused,
has been subjected to an extraordinary ordeal.
Not only has he been compelled to answer be
fore the regularly organized tribunals of his
county for the murder of Blanche Lamont, but
he has had to face an arrogant, unscrupulous
and Infamous Inquisition represented by tho
San Francisco newspapers. He has had one
trial under the forms of law and another in
utter disregard of the principles of decency
and justice. One has been in progress only
since he was arraigned in the Superior Court;
the other began from the hour the bodies of
the two girls were found in the desecrated
church on Bartlett street. In one he has had
the benefit of the presumption of innocence,
the right to be confronted by witnesses, the
privilege of being represented by counsel and
ah the safeguards to which, in a free country,
a person accused of crime is entitled. In the
other he has been condemned from the start
without a hearing, put on the rack, tortured
by gossip-mongers, lampooned by caricaturists
and malignantly assailed by sensationalists.
Nothing in the history of the press of San
Francisco has so fully exposed its disgraceful
methods as its course in reporting the police
and court proceedings against Theodore
Durrant. The Call may be left out as a con
spicuous and honorable exception since that
journal passed under its new management. If
there be a "lure of justice in this celebrated
criminal case the responsibility for that failure
will have to be charged to the brutal, vicious
and demoralizing conduct of its City contem
poraries. All sense of honor and decency in
the news treatment of the atrocious crime "and
of the alleged relations to it of the medical
student seems to have been ignored by the
managers of those journals ever since the hour
of his arrest. An event of an exceptionally
appalling character, which has shocked the
moral and spiritual foundations of society,
and which should have influenced all right
minded people to contemplate its develop
ments witn horror, has been made by these
managers the occasion for pandering to the
morbid appetite for sensationalism. It has
been regarded by them as a great opportunity
to create from day to day spectacular effects,
In a grotesque spirit they have attempted
to make sport out of the Incidents of the
crime and the trial of Durrant. Many of the
sketches made of the court, the jury and of the
witnesses have been drawn lv the spirit of bur
lesque. As for the defendant, but one motive
seems to have Inspired the so-called artists,
and that was to contend among themselves to
see which could draw. the most forbidding and
brutal portrait .of him. This rivalry has been
kept up from weeK to week until tlie ideal pro
duced is that of a typical murderer. Surely
the depravity of journalism has no deepei
depth than that which has been sounded by
The crowning of press Infatnv is the
obtrusion of the Cunningham woman into the
case. This androgynous reporter, it may be
safe to say, has in no sense promoted the ends
of justice. She was detailed to spy on the de
fendant and extort a confession" from him.
That she failed is very clear, yet we lind this
vain and ridiculous female posing on the wit
ness-stand, trying to swear away the life of a
man whom she had approached in the guise of
a good Samaritan. Even the unscrupulous
newspapers that employed this woman as a
dirty hireling seem to be ashamed to own her.
Each secret wish the major poet knows,
And reads each heart and hears each weary
i And notes all thoughts however deep they lie
Within men's souls. Beneath their mock repose
He sees each grief, all sorrows and all woes
Which make men faint and long to sleep or die,
And so iind rest beyond yon peaceful sky
In morning lands where days nor flowers close.
With watchful eyes he sees the human race
By steady toil attain a higher place
Than that which lt but yesterday was given;
And when his heart can bear Its load no more
It bursts In sou;,-, and thus, with rhythmic roar,
Uplifts it hence to God's own feet In heaven.
San Francisco. Howard V. Sutherland.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
AN INDIGNANT CITIZEN.
J. A. Jones Relates His Experience at Judge
Murphy's Courtroom Door..
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
I am a native-born American citizen and a
taxpayer, and I would like an opportunity to
chronicle a scene of which I was an eye-wit
ness at the City Hall this afternoon. In com
pany with three ladles I made my way to the
corridor nearest the door leading to the court
room in which the I>urrant trial is being con
ducted. It was half-past 1 o'clock. But few
persons had been admitted to the courtroom;
there were many unoccupied seats therein.
I made application to one of Sheriff Whelan's
deputies to go down to the courtroom door.
Was gruffly, answered, "We don't allow no peo
ple to go to the door now." That very instant
I saw one of the numerous courthouse attaches
crowd by with several persons, women and
men, and not only go to the courtroom door
but through it. At this time the crowd of vis
itors in the corridor was not very great, but in
a few minutes it swelled to larger proportions,
and the toughs who were clothed with brief
authority— not regular policemen— began or
! dering respectable, orderly men and women to
i "get back," and accompanying their orders
i with most burly, ruffianly shoving. Meanwhile,
i though, I observed scores of persons being pilot
ed through the crowd down to the courtroom
! by various attaches. In a word, Mr. Editor, that
courthouse was in possession of "the gang,"
and only the friends of the gang could gain
admittance to Judge Murphy's courtroom.
Such an outrageous usurpation"of the rights of
respectable tax-paying American citizens by a
lot of burly, ignorant, irresponsible, pap-ied
creatures it has never heretofore been my gall
ing experience to have to witness and endure.
By what right, let me ask, could those ruf
fianly minions deny to my lady friends and
myself admittance to that courtroom and per
mit others to enter it who applied for admis
sion at the same time as we did?
Actually, sir, I saw one of the Sheriff's under
strappers wedge by brute strength several
j painted and bedizened damsels right through
! the crowd of respectable citizens who had been
for some minutes standing quietly await
'■ ing an opportunity to get to the courtroom
door. Such a disgraceful, high-handed pro
ceeding on the part of our hired servants calls
for some rigid disciplining at the hands of an
untrammeled press. J. A. Jones.
San Francisco, Oct. 29.
BIRTHDAY OF CHRIST.
Religious School, District Grand Lodged
No. 4, I. 0. B. 8., I
H. P. Bush, Superintendent, f
. San Francisco, October 21, 1895. J
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
In your yesterday's issue Mr. H. , Kramer, in
order to conciliate certain conflicting chroni
cles regarding the birth of Christ, advances the ■
theory that the so-called "Christian era" sig
nifies the date of crucifixion.' But how is this
hypothesis to coincide with the fact that the
Christian persuation from its incipiency has
been celebrating the recurrent anniversary of
that epoch in commemoration of the rite of
circumcision performed upon the founder of
their creed? Also. I respectfully beg tocall
the attention of the previous contributor on
the same subject that. in my opinion, the
proper English translation for the Hebrew
word "Tzemach" would be "Bud," in con
formity with the preterite verb "Tzomach,"
signifying "Sprouted," and not "Branch."
Teacher in above-named school.
She sat far back. A few pews ahead of her
was Miss Sear.
The sermon was middle style, being neither
strong of brimstone, nor ultra-poetic.
.The speaker was a quiet, thoughtful man
whose characteristic utterances were audible to
about half the congregation. The church was
She wondered drowsily why Miss Sear still
wore her well-burnished hair strained back
over her head into a "French twist." Also
why she clung to the small, plain "cottage
bonnet," so close-fitting and prim.
The pleasant monotony of the sermon grew
faint. Then' it became so far away that she
was hardly conscious of it, and another scene
slid before her mind's eye— a dull, indistinct
By straining her eyes she could just make
out two figures, a man and a girl.
' Now she saw more plainly; they were stand
ing at a gate, and it was twilight.
They were very sad. it was a farewell. She
conld not make out the man, but the girl was
Miss Sear, only much younger than now.
His arm was about ber. And he was stroking
her hair, which was exactly as she wore it
now, and he was saying how fine it was, and
how he loved the way she did it and the little
bonnet she sometimes wore, and how well it
revealed the fine shape of her head, and how
ho should picture her thus when he was far
away making the, fortune which would bring
them both happiness.
- Just then she awoke. ;;...'.,;.
They were rising for the benediction. 7 '7-7/r
She glanced at Miss Sear. And a softer ex
pression was in her eyes' than was usually
evoked* by Miss Sear's smooth head aud old
fashioned bonnet.— F. Maude Smith in Life.
ENGLAND ' AND VENEZUELA.
There is no doubt that Great Britain and
Venezuela will come to terms by peaceful arbi
tration, to the grievous disappointment of the
Jingoes. It is quite likely that negotiations
for fixing the basis of arbitration are now in
progress. Great Britain has too many unset
tled questions on hand to go to war in Ven
ezuela over this territory, and Venezuela
cannot afford to fight; but impartial arbitra
tion would give to each party all that it could
justly claim. As to the real merits of this con
troversy, including the rather shadowy Schom
burg line, nobody in this country knows any
thing about them— always excepting, of course,
the Jingo Senator Lodge of Massachusetts.
The purpose of Great Britain in pushing its
claims upon Venezuela is notoriously the gain
of a strip of territory next to British Guiana by
advancing the boundary line. This territory
is valuable because of its mineral treasures.
American citizens already hold concessions
there. v * - ,_
No clearer case for the application of the
Monroe doctrine has ever been presented. The
British claim is nothing but a grab. It is the
old, old story which has been repeated
wherever Great Britain has obtained a foot
hold. But in this instance there is authority
iv the United States to check the aggrandizing
A dispatch from London sums up in a terse
way the cause of the Venezuela boundary dis
pute, though incidentally. It says: "It is
generally believed here that the British colony
of Guiana is in a bad way, and that her salva
tion lies in exploiting the goldfields which are
in the disputed area." Precisely so. England
has found that certain neglected territory has
some riches in it, and purposes to seize it, and
depends upon being able to browbeat Vene
zuela out of any pretensions to sovereignty
over it, refusing to have the claim she makes
submitted to arbitration.
Chicago Record. 7-4
The probabilities are that Great Britain will
eventually accede to tbe substance of this Na
tion's demand. At least, she is more likely to
find some diplomatic channels for getting
around the trouble than to take steps looking
toward an actual sundering of relations. The
strip of territory Involved in the impending
dispute is not worth any such violent infrac
tion of international peace. Strained though
the situation may be at present, there is no
feature of it which may not be expected to
yield to diplomatic negotiations if discretion
and judgment are exercised.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
If Great Britain, relying on the general
supineness of the Cleveland foreign policy, sees
fit to challenge this principle, to deny the
right of this country to protect Venezuela from
dismemberment and to Insult the American
Government, she is running very grave risks.
A Republican Congress, representing the man
hood and patriotism of the American Nation,
will not tamely submit to this indignity, nor
suffer the Salisbury Ministry to make British
power dominant in South America by raising
the British flag over the mouth of the Orinoco.
. Indianapolis News. .
The Venezuelan question appears to be noth
ing more nor less than the old British game of
land-grabbing. All that the United States
wants is an arbitration of the matter; wants
the question settled by reason and examina- ,
tion, and not by a powerful country like Eng- j
land pouncing upon a weaker one like Yen- ;
ezuela, constituting herself judge, jury and '
officer, taking her own testimony, making her
own verdict and executing it herself. If Eng
land's claim is true, as she makes it now, she
has nothing to fear from arbitration.'
This is one phase of the Venezuelan question
that may force England to agree to an arbitra
tion. The territory she seeks to acquire in
Venezuela is gold-bearing. This is the secret
of her movements in that quarter. There is no
principle and no sentiment involved. It is
purely a mutter of greed. If England discovers
that she is likely to lose more in other quarters
than she will gain in Venezuela her inclination
to forcible seizure of the territory will very
likely yield to the demand for arbitration.
New York Times.
The actual intentions of Greatßritain toward
Venezuela have not yet been announced. The
signs and portents which usually appear when
she is about to engage in a dirty and ignoble
piece of business are already visible, however.
One of these signs is the swaggering and
truculent tone suddenly assumed by some of
the minor London newspapers. •
. Philadelphia Times. "' 7
The refusal of arbitration is an acknowledg
ment of the lack of rightful title. • and it is,
moreover, in the face of the resolutions of Con
gress and of the representatiousof .his Govern
ment, an open offense to the United States, to
which the administration is justified in offer
ing a strenuous opposition.
! ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. !
j Soldiers' Vote— An Old Subscriber, Presidio
of San Francisco. A man does not either gain
or lose a residence by reason of having en
listed in the army or navy of the United States.
He can always claim his vote in the place in
which he resided at the time he enlisted, pro
vided at that time he was a citizen of that
place and entitled to vote there, and that
since his enlistment he has not elected to be
come a citizen of another State. For example,
if a man enlisted in New York, being a voter
of that State at that time, and should he be as
signed to duty in San Francisco, he could not
vote in this State unless he had been in
the State one year, in the City and County
ninety days and in the election precinct
in which he claims his vote thirty days before
an election. If he did not register and thereby
change his residence then the only
place in which he could vote would be in
the State of New York. The same rule applies
to soldiers in the matter of voting which ap
plies to persons in civil life. A soldier in order
to vote therefore must have acquired a resi
dence in the State or Territory in which he
desires to vote.
Grand Jury— Wellington, Victoria District,
B.C. A Grand Jury in the State of California
is composed of nineteen men whose, names are
drawn from the jury-box of the county in
which ihey are to serve. It has the power to
inquire into all offenses committed or triable
within the county and present to the court
either by presentment or indictment. It has
power to investigate charges against corpora
tions and has free access at reasonable hours
to the public prisons, and it also has power to
examine all public records. The jury has not
the power to commit as a magistrate.
Homicide— Ukiah, Mendocino County,
Cal. The law of this State defines murder to
be the unlawful killing of a human being with
malice aforethought. Murder perpetrated by
means of poison, or lying in wait, torture, or
by any other kind of willful, deliberate or pre
meditated killing, or in the perpetration of
arson, rape, robbery, burglary or mayhem is
murder in the first degree, and all other kinds
of murder are murder in the second degree
To Free Cuba— D. R., Santa Rosa, Sonoma
County, Cal. Robinson, who recently inaugu
rated a movement in this City to raise a com
pany of men to go to Cuba and offer it
services to the revolutionists, resides at 1642
Mission street, this City.
Grand Opera-house— R. XV. M.. City. The
seating capacity of the Grand Opera-house in
this City is 2500.
Home for Adult Blind— a. O. 8., City. There
is a home for the adult blind in Oakland, Ala
Established Over 25 Years.
N. S. BRANN,
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burglar's behalf that the Judge held him as an
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growing State some of our real estate ex
changes must furnish us with a story to match
that of a New Haven man who claims to have
successfully grafted an apple twig on a grape
vine ana is now raising good apples and good
grapes on the same vine.—San Francisco Call,
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