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the Code Napoleon, but she stops a century back
she scorns present politics.
Her husband is for or against McKinley and Is
disgracefully ignorant of Moses, the great law
giver. Combine their knowledge and how bright
the word would be. He thinks and wants an out
let for his thoucht; she cannot ask an intelligent
question, tells him that she has "no interest in poli
tics," so he. goes downtown for a hearing. They
are divorced so far as politics go, when they need
to be un ted in all lines.
The husband needs woman "suffrage The chil
dren need U. They soon sec that mother Is subor
dinate, her opinion Is not counted on that day
when groat things are settled, so in the great
things the son calls not for her opinions. The wife
needs it. She needs an outing from function, irom
her personal cares: a participation in great things
will give her what she needs— breadth, perspective.
The Notion needs It. Men cannot cope with nature
alone; he must organize, his work, is largely ma
terial; he needs a complement, which Is the Indi
viduality of woman, the sense of personal responsi
bility, the intuition and the conscience which re
sult from motherhood. Naught else can save this
The industrial world needs it. Man can never
compete with slavery, be It bond, chattel, serf or
sex— sex slavery brings industrial slavery for wo
men and for men who compete with her. The la
bor leaders see that woman lies across the path of
man, and both they and the agriculturist would
lift her off by giving her equality. They were the
first and are our best friends.
Morality needs It. Take from woman her o*rn
lnes, all power to make terms, woik her sixteen or
more hours per day in a den, hamper her with
children, aged parents or younger brothers or sis
ters whom she will not abandon, Mcd her bread
and ten, most of which goes to her dependents,
put a wolf at every door and an uumanly man to
hold tier fast, and the wonder is there Is soul
enough left to resist the price 01 virtue, cash down,
ever dangling before her hungry eyes, lint mor
ality is the mainsail of a people. "Give her the
Irult of her hands." Give her Amendment No. 11.
Miss Severance's paper was agreed to
nave covered the ground so thoroughly
that no discussion upon it was. had, and
the congress adjourned for lunch.
Between times Mrs. Harper of the press
committee took occasion to mention the
good work done by the newspapers of the
State and City.
'/The Call has stood by us nobly," she
said, "and the Report was quick to follow
Bint. The Cnronicle and Examiner, the
Monitor and the Voice of Labor likewise
.nave been more than kind to the cause,
and will doubtless boon declare themselves
its defenders. This attitude of the i">ress
is, to my mind, one ol the most encour
aging bigns of the times."
♦ ■
Some Bright Papers and an Inter
estlns Symposium on "The
New Citizenship."
The crowd at the afternoon session was
the largest yet seen at any meeting of the
congress. Tho»e who packed themselves
into the hall numbered about half the
multitude who failed to effect an entrance.
"Women sat along the front of the stage
and on the reporters' tables, their feet and
flounces waving in mid-air, while one ad
venturous young lady from, across the bay
took an exalted perch oa the gallery rail
ing, making, though she knew it not, a
most remarkable festoon of herself,
A letter from Mrs. Mary F. Mcßoberts
of Leeds, Yorkshire, England, was read
by the president. It was a message of
spirited congratulation to the women of
the congress, and an expression of hearty
sympathy with the cause.
Mrs. Harriet W. Russell Strong, the
planter and owner of the largest walnut
orchard in the world, the* only woman on
the Los Angelea Cnamber of Commerce
and it is composed of 700 members, and a
member of a prominent literary society of
that city, had the first paper on the pro
gramme for the afternoon session. She
departed entirely from the common theme
of woman and suffrage ana in a thought
ful and forcible way discussed "Rights of
Property and Rights of Persons." In part
bhe said:
Property Is, broadly speaking, anything that we
peases: or own. In the beginning of tradition
there «m no ownership except in continuous pos
session of a thing.
Half of the property of this country Is deprived of
a voice— half of the population placed in a position
here they are powerless to speak for their prop
erty rights. Half the population of our country is
tried and punished, deprived of personal liberty
and property whnout due process of law, in all
States of our Union but three.
Mrs. Pages of Alameda gave a glowing
picture what the world would be after
woman should be accorded her rightful
position in the body politic
A Mr. Jackson said women were more
responsible than men for existing evil
condition?, since women had much to do
with the formation of the religious senti
ment in man, which sentiment, he con
tended, woman had allowed to become
A symposium on "The New Citizenship"
then took place, the speakers being Mrs.
A. A. Sargent, Mrs. John P. Swift, Miss
Conners and Miss Mills.
Mrs. Sargent said the new citizen would
never refer to politics as a filthy pool,
since through the endeavors of his kind
politics would have been purilied.
"The new citizen would not stoop to
scorn his mother as an inferior bein«».
The sex line will not be the demarcation
between political classes. The new citizen
ship will bring about a time when men
and men and women and women and
men and women shall be able to meet and
look eacn other in the eye without fear or
false sname."
Mrs. Swift quoted President Lincoln's
words as to a government by and for the
"Who," she asked, "are the people?
Are we to believe that tne brave ana gal
lant women of past and contemporary his
tory are unfit to be counted among the
people? Can they not be regarded as citi
zens of this great Nation? It is said, I
know, that woman's dignity would suffer
at the polls, but I have faith enough in the
chivalry of the American man, and I am
sure he would permit no one's mother,
wife or sister to be insulted at the ballot
"Chivalry would not disappear had wo
man the ballot. In Wyoming woman suf
frage is regarded as a matter of course and
women have lost nothing by it. But when
a bad man gets on the ticket the women
spot him ana down him every time."
■ Miss Mollie Conners, lady editor of the
Oakland Saturday Night, evoke next.
Among other bright things she said :
"So you are going to get a new suit, I suppose,
end going to that congress across the bay to talk
■woman's rights, 1 " said a suffrage Infidel and a
brother editor— a man rich in this world's goods
and not poor in brain possession either. "Women
do not have new •suits'— they leave that for
man— they have gowns Instead, you know. But
no new gown will I have. It was eaten up by a
family of live children last week, likewise mv new
spring bonnet. I snail simply take my bast jacket
off from the peg and go my way to the fair. 1 can
not have good clothes when the children about
me know want, distress."
"That Is why the women will never make a ana.
cess in the outer world-thelr sympathies run
away with them, you know," said my editor
brother, who was h«althy, wealthy and wise
'Well go your way to talk 'woman's rights ' "
As to the -woman's rights' that is anoM old
story, In the great cry of distress rising from a'suf
ferim; Nation— the keynote is men's rights— the
rights they have seen slowly drlf tins away from
them In this great republic, and it is not a question
of woman's sympathy, It is lindlng out first causes
and the remedy for existing evils. In touch with
the spirit of the times Is this movement for a new
citizenship, especially so, coming from the West
the great suffering West which lies prostrate un
der conditions pitiable In the extreme, In a land
which we have learned to believe great, free, pros
When the man of the house fails in business the
women of the house arc sorry for him; they give
him love, affection, sviiiji .thy, but they lave lost
confidence in his financial ability, and when lie be
gins agala they want a share In the financial coun
cils: they watch ciosely Jest financial failure again
overtake them. That Is the attitude of the Ameri
can woman to-day. She has love, affection, sym
pathy for the American man. but she says to him.
financially you have made the Nation a failure:
you must let me help yon in lite time that is to
come: now, when we are struggling to our feet, In
the midst of the deepest financial depression that
any country has ever Known. ,
• ■ilia American woman is the proudest woman on
carth — proud of her country, proud of the men who
are the husbands, brothers and fathers in It.
Hut from the background of home she can
study; It Is Intellectual stiength which she can
contribute to the new citizenship; she can cast her
ballot uuderstandlnglv she an rescue her nation.
God grant that iv the day of the new citizenship
we will not see the Goddess of J.iberty prostrate at
the feet of the British lion, but with eagle in hand
towering proudly above the American people,
whose symbol she is. II the American woman
has anything to say In the future it will mean that
the British lion will keep his place, and that ills
place will be on the other side of the water. Never
again will he roar In American ear*
Miss Mill said:
'•We hear much of the >i eadful polls,
but I am sure we have nothing to fear from
the chivalric honor of American man
hood. I congratulate the people of Cali
fornia on the noble stand whi< h thj better
element among them have tak^n.'iQ
"I voted once," said Mis* Anthony, in
answer to repeated calls. "In my bwn
city of Rochester fifteen of us caßt our
ballots. In only one rfrecinct could we
get our votes in the box, and so noble were
the inspectors that they would not allow
us to vote until we had guaranteed to pay
their fines and keep them out of jail in
| case the election was declared illegal..
j Tli at was in November, 1872.
"On the evening of Thanksgiving day
I was arrested. Then I was hustled about
from post to pillar, from court to court,
for days and weeks, until at last I was
sentenced to pay $100 fine and costs of
prosecution. I told the Judge 1 had hon
| est debts to pay ; but so help me heaven.
! never would I pay a dime of the fine.
I The inspectors were lined $25 as against
! mv if 100— that's the rule, you know. [Great
I laughter.] The Judge did not commit me
to prison, and the fines were never paid.
The boys were released by the President,
through the intervention of Senator A. A.
Sargent and of old Ben Butler; and there
the affair ended."
"Did ymi pay the fine?" inquired a lady
in the audience.
"No, I didn't," answered Aunt Susan
witn some spirit, "and I never will. lam
still a prisoner at large."
A paper on "Woman in Europe" by
Mrs. Henrotin of Chicago was read by Miss
Humphrey-Smith and listened to with the
deepest interest.
The Rev. Anna Shaw was announced to
speak on "Private-spirited Mothers," but
sue disclaimed any desire to make a set
1 speech. At the same time she made one,
! and a line one it was. Among other things
i she said:
"It has been said that no worklnjr
! woman or man has spoken from this plat
j form. That is an ertor. All the women
on this stage know what real work is.
Since I was fifteen years old I have never
hud a gown or a week's board witiiout pay-
Ing for it with my own earnings."
The question-basket was then called into
! requisition, and many of the queries
evoked tempests of laughter. Among the
inquiries was the following:
"Is it true that The Call is getting up a
monster petition for equal suffrage?"
"My! Isn't The Call great!" ejaculated
Miss Shaw.
"I don't know," she resumed, in answer
to the question, "what The Call may be
doing, but we all know what it has done.
And a more gracious, graceful and chival
rous stand was never taken by any greut
paper than that to which The Call com-
I mitted itself last Sunday. Perhaps it is
I getting up monster petitions or something
j e.'se of that kind. At ail events we may
j be sure it is working for our cause in its
! own way, and a very good way that has
I proved to be thus Yar. We look to The
| Call for aid and encouragement, and we
j know we shall not be disappointed."
Professor Powers Gives a Closing
Surprise to the Ladles of
the Congress.
An immense crowd gathered in Native
Sons' Hall at the closing session of the
congress, the place being packed long be
fore the exercises commenced.
Professor H. H. Powers of Stanford Uni
versity read a paper having for its theme
the question "Ho y; Far Is Woman Adapted
and Adaptable to Political Functions?"
The essay was rather a surprise to many
of those present and called forth much
adverse criticism. It was in part as fol
How far is woman adapted and adaptable to
political functions? I approach the question with
flitlldence, knowing that 1 shall give occasion fur
pleasantry to those who are so dlspo-ed. Aside
from the physiology of ccx there are sundry
characteristics of women not so obviously con
nected with the sex functions. It is the second «ry
characters and functions which it is proposed to
modify, the primary ones being unalterable.
First of all woman is somewhat smaller and
weaker than man, though the difference is one of
kind as well as one of degree. She excels in en
j durance long continued as man doe* in violent.
[ Intense action. Woman's esthetic perceptions are
! quicker and more delicate and ii t»nse. Woman's
1 moral pre-eminence is often exaggerated.
"Forty-rive years ago," commented Miss
Anthony, "for I am not young, a girl
attended Oberlin College. She was a
i younger sister of Antoinette Brown, the
first woman ever ordained to the ministry.
The professor of political economy, Fair
child by name, now president of that
institution, condemned slave labor. Young
Miss Brown told him slave labor was on a
par with the unpaid work of a married
woman. But he didn't see it that way.
Of course not. How could he ?
"And now comes this college professor
to tell us that if we figure in public no
man will marry us. What a pity! But
men have married women of strong minds
and stout hearts before now, and will con
tinue to do so, all things to the contrary
Mrs. Emma Gregory spoke of women
composers, artists and writers.
"I wonder," observed Miss Manning,
"if the professor has heard of Mrs. Brown
ing, of Clara Schumann, of Rosa Bonheur
and so many others?"
Miss Shaw was to have spoken on
"Children of a Larger Growth," but she
gave fair warning that she would do
nothing of the kind, and proceeded to
demolish Professor Powers' points in this
wise :
If a woman hasn't a right not to marry, what is
marriage? And from the picture we've had of
marriage to-night, 1 suDpose that every unmarried
woman is long. for it, I have always been told
that it was an evidence of a superior mind to wish
to associate with superior people. What is superi
ority, anyhow? *
A woman can hang closer to her husband while
he goes lower and lower in debauchery and drunk
enness, until she finally gets him up again, and
through It all Is untarnished herself. And yet If
she should go to the polls to vote against the crea
tion of that kind of man she would be forever dis
I hope that the time may never come when a
woman may enter upon the duties of mother,
child-rearer and home manager simply for those
functions alone.
Whatever else may result from this congress
this coming together cannot help maJclng us better
mothers, better women, better old maids.
Mrs. Cooper, being presented by Mrs.
Van Pelt, delivered the closing address
of the congress, taking for her subject
"The Practical Ethics of Home and Gov
ernment." She spoke in part as follows:
During the past wsek this congress has been de
voting itself to the great and comprehensive snb
jectof "Woman and Government." Those of you
who have II tened carefully to the papers pre
sented cannot fall to arirait that they have con
tained much of valuable suggestion along many
lines of practical thought and work. You have,
by your presence, your appreciation, your good
cheer and your helpful co-operation aided in
making the congress one of great profit and won
derful tuccess. . • . .
It now remains for me, in closing this congress,
to offer a few thoughts on "Practical Kthics for the
Home and Gover mem." It seems to me that the
whole scope and drift of argument the past week
may be summed up In one brief sentence, which In
this: We must learn that nothing will preserve
society, but the living force of true and earnest
men and women, united in a common purpose to
advance the common weal. '
There can be no reformation or renovation In a
community unless the whole community are lifted
up to a higher level. The reformation Is to be
first or all, a personal matter. There Is to be a
reformation in the Individual, the household the
school, in commercial circles and in civil 'and
National government.
We must rise to the argument of American lib
i erty, and enter Into a conviction of the responsi
bilities and dignities and grandeur of the Amen
can ballot, as we have never yet done. We must
redeem the ballot by throwing about it a new life
anil sanctity. If we cannot do that, the less we
chatter and clatter about reformation the bette-
A woman's nature will never be changed; never
fear that. Men might spin, and churn, and knit,
ami sew, and cook, and rock the cradle for a hun
dred generations, and not be women. And
woman will not become man by external occupa
tions. God's colors do not wash out. Sex Is dyed
in the wool. The fact is, it Is the men that are
themselves nearest women, who are the very ones
most afraid that women will Jose their sex
It is a sort of latent rivalry. Power and versa
tllity will not change tbe social nor tho moral
qualities which men admire in women. Letting
nod take care of that nature of things which man
Is powerless to change, an that we need to asK Is
thai power may be given to virtue and that these
opportunities may be free by which power Is to be
This congress, now about to close, has done some
thing during the past week toward answering these
vital questions. It Is not a question of the new
man or the new woman. It is not a question 0/
( what we Intellectually think, but what wo mora iv
love find reverence and pursue, that will determine
: our <lestlny and the destiny of our great common
wealth. ■ .
• it ts n question of how to reach the people with
spiritual and physical health; how to make them
happier and better: how to Insure a purer govern
merit Of the people, by the, people and lor tlie
people. Good men and good women, banded to
gether for a common puipasc, with equal civil
and religious rights, can v. one solve this mighty
problem. - < <
With this highest Ideal In view, side by side arid
shoulder to- shoulder, the New Man and the New
Woman, Inspired to the highest things by a sub
lime estimate of existence, will walk steadily up
the slope with patient step, the eye fixed upon tin
goal of a new republic wherein dwc-llctU righteous
Miss Anthony and Miss Shaw addressed
words of thanks to the congress lor the
courtesies extended to them.
Mesdames Van Pelt, Gaden, Swift. Krebs
and Sperry were appointed a committee
for the revising of the constitution, and
Miss Manning and Mesdames Swift, Bid
well, Barns and Miss Severance a commit
tee on resolutions.
It was announced that Miss Shaw would
preach in the hall at 7:45 o'clock this
evening on "Doubt as a Factor in Prog
The congress closed with the sineing of
the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," W. C.
Campbell leading and the vast assemblage
joining in the chorus.
During the last verse great enthusiasm
was manifest, hats, handkerchiefs and
bouquets waving all over the hall, while
Mrs. Van Pelt fetched an American flag
and drapea it over the shoulders of the
Rev. Miss Shaw and Miss Anthony.
And then amid a storm of cheering the
third annual meeting of the Woman's
Congress of the Pacific Coast adjourned.
A Nihilist Receives a Document
Telling Him of a Restored
In a Few Weeks He Will Inherit
the Vast Estate Belonging to
His Father.
Oakland Office ban Francisco Call,}
908 Broadway, May 10. j
Dr. S. A. Ambrosewf, the Russian ex
iled nobleman, who is charged with being
a nihilist, received an important docu-
ment from Russia to-night. The news it
conveys will greatly disconcert several
officials in this city and San Francisco who
have, the doctor alleges, persecuted him
during the past year at tbe instance of
spies sent to this country from the Rus
sian court to follow and report upon his
He is living here in mortal fear of being
shot down by these Russian spies, who he
says are now and have been watching him
ever since be left home. Dr. Anibrosewf
at present conducts a free clinic at 857
Clay street, in this city, and resides on
Telegraph avenne. He has bever been be
fore the public to any extent till a year
ago, but has always stood ready to assist
the needy. Very little is known of his
From what is known, however, he was
banished from his native land on the
ground that he was a nihilist. He received
word some time ago of bis father's death,
and at once appealed to the Russian Con
sul in San Fraucisco to assist him in secur
ing the estate, lie claims now that the
$SOO he paid that official was accepted, but
that no adequate service has ever been
Dr. Ambrosewf says that the Russian
Consul has hindered rather than helped
him, and attributes thia to influences at
St. Petersburg.
When he discovered how things were
working Dr. Ambrosewf worked on his
own responsibility, and believes now that
he has affairs in such shape that he will
come into possession of the entire estate
before the (irst of June.
The letter received to-night bears an
official .•■eai and contained tidings that
made the doctor feel jubilant. "I have
been branded by the Consui in San Fran
cisco," said he, "as an impostor, but the
■ lay i n coming when he will have to take
his hat off to me. I am not in a
position to make any detailed state
ment as to the sensational events that
characterize my life, or in regard to tlie
vast family estate to which I am heir.
There are spies ready and willing to shoot
down an honest man for a couple of hun
dred dollars or even less, and by such I
have been watched and followed, but all
to no purpose. This letter I received
to-night brings good news, and before
the month is out I will be able to
receive and entertain you as a gentleman
shouM. My father died some time a^o,
and when I appealed to the Russian
Consul to assist me he wanted pay, so
I gave him $800, but he only worked
against me, and 1 snail attend to his case
alter a while."
About three months ago the doctor was
most mysteriously shot while going to a
patient late at night. He wp.s badly
though not seriously wounded in the
hand, and he attributes it to trie work of
spies. On that occasion he returned the
fire and his assailant disappeared, although
the doctor is certain he shot him in ti.e
He declares that many petty troubles
have been created for him regarding his
diploma and properly. He is now c nn
dent that he has overcome the sinister in
fluence that is working against him at the
Czar's court and says that an interesting
experience is in store for the Russian
Serious Explosion of Gas in a
Flat at 409 Post
A search with a lighted match for a
leak in the gas pipes in the lower flat 400
Post street resulted in an explosion last
night which caused the wildest excite
ment for a few minutes.
Charles Lenhart. manager for tbe Mon
arch card machines, was moving into the
flat, and was being assisted by three young
men — James Scully of S)Z Harriet street,
James Langstaff of G23 Harrison, and Gus
Deaver, Jes.-ie, near Seventh.
Tbe last load ha>l been taken to the
house about 9 o'clock, when Deaver
thought he smelled escaping gas in the
kitchen. Langstaff was standing in the
rear door, Lenhart at the door of the
kitchen and Scully was going toward the
front door for a looking-glass when Deaver
lit a match and turned on the ga». There
was an explosion which was heard three
blocks away. Deaver was thrown against
Lenhart, and both fell on top of each
other ; Langstaff found himself on his back
in the yard, and Pcnlly was blown out of
the front door and landed on the street.
The front aoor was blown from its hinges
and torn in pieces.
Scully was picked np in an unconscious
condition and taken to Hughes' drug
store, on the corner of Powell and Post,
where for half an hour Warren Stilson,
the clerk, used oxygen gas on him to pro
duce artificial respiration. The ambulance
then arrived with Dr. Bunnell and Beully
was taken to the Receiving Hospital,
where lie soon regained consciousness.
Ho complained of a pain in his back,
where he thought something had struck
him, and also of a pain in ids eyes.
Deaver was badiy burned abont the
hands ana enrs, and had them attended to
at Hughes' drugstore. Langstaff and Lefi
hart escaped with slight burns.
It was fortunate that bot'i the front and
rear doors were open, otherwise the bui d
inf would have been seriously damaged
and the four men severely if not fatally
The Age of Progreta.
S. Strozynski is receiving hearty Con
gratulations upon the event of his removal
:o 24 Geary street. Being bo centrally lo
cated it will be mnch more convenient for
ladies who appreciate fine work to call at
thin elegant establishment, where first
class artists art in constant attendance.
Mr. Btrozynski personally superintends
all wortc. •
Buckleyites Got Out a
Record of the Party
on Silver.
How the Present Federal Brigade
Once Lined Up for Free
Piay'ng the Local Eemocratic Game
With the Silver Sentiment of
the Parly.
The Buckleyitesare conducting a shrewd
and vigorous campaign throughout the
Democracy of the State on the way of get
ting the Democratic leaders of every
county well informed in the merits of their
cause as representing the "regular" local
party, so that when the State Convention
meets their delegation may get recognition
either instead of the Junta's 181 or along
side of them.
Much missionary work is being done.
Correspondence i? going on, Democrats
from the interior are told about the local
muss at every opportunity and pulls are
being used through the State to set influ
ential people at work and thousands of
circulars and pamphlets are being mailed
to California Democrats everywhere.
One that |is just from the press is a
mighty interesting one to some people. It
is entitled "Record of the California De
mocracy on the Pree Coinage of Silver,"
ajid bears tiif nnines of Joseph Rothschild,
president, and I). lf< Unvigan, secretary, of
the General Committee.
The Buckleyites have learned by care
ful soundings "that the convention will be
a silver one by a big majority. The Buck
ley General Committee has adopted
riAiliot silver resolutions introduced Dy A.
J. Clunie at its last meeting and it will
play the silver business for all it is worth
in the contest with the Junta delegation
that will be for gold as far as Superinten
dent of the Mint Daggett and the rest of
the Federal brigade can make it so. Hence
this "record."
This eight-page pamphlet gives the plat
form planks on silver and gold, with some
of the pertinent discussions of them, of
every Democratic State Convention »ince
1852, showing tnat the record has a white
and not a yellow luster.
The document is quickly seen to be an
attack on the r'ederul brigade and the
Junta. Through its page.i ure given the
records as former silver me* of a lot of
these same Federal office-holders who are
now working hard to make an administra
tion and sound-money showing in the
State Convention.
The files are m^st effectively pulled on
John Daggett. ll is record as an ablo
champion of silver looms up strong and '
The record shows, for instance, that at
the State Convention of 1888 at Los An
geles the platform plank demanding "the
free coinage of both >:old and silver" was
adopted, tne plank being a verbatim copy
of the one in the preceding platform.
During the discussion of the platform it
was John Pa^^ett of Siskiyou, now the
administration s chief political representa
tive in California, wiio rose and in the
course of a brief speecii said :
The producer of gold had the privilege of
bringing his bullion to tho Mint and could
have it exchanged for the coin of the country.
It means that the product-rs of silver shall l>c
allowed an equal privilege. The tendency of
the present law is to depreciate the price <.f
silver, and as gold Is left ns the only remaining
standard of curroncy it must necessarily follow
that gold b.aomts appreciated. Such being
the fact, the man that produces wheat and
f ruit liaß to part with more of his produce in '
rder to obtain a dollar under the gold stan- j
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THE WHITE HOUSE, which is the Great Dry Goods Establishment of San Francisco, situated at the northwest corner of Kearny and Post streets, is depicted in the
above illustration. The institution is a source of pride to the citizens of San Francisco and a natural aurprise to the owners of large establishments in the Eastern States,
who have not known that we can boast of such a great store. , ; '. . „:■: -'■'■,■ •
THE WHITE HOUSE is a complete establishment of the mont modern style, embodying every possible improvement. It is divided into Seventeen Distinct Depart-
ments, each with its own separate system, yet m.perfect harmony with each other. There is, in fact," a system and a decree of order in * the : entire institution that is some-
thing remarkable. - . v. , - : \
The same aim is noticeable in each department— to sell the most goods at the lowest possible prices. These two vital principles of large sales, combined with small pro-
fits, have served to make THE WHITE HOUSE the most popular dry goods establishment in this city. r\
The readers of The Call and the patrons of THE WHITE HOUSE must bear one thought, particularly, in mind. An idea has existed that THE WHITE HOUSE
catered for but one class of trade— namely, the elite. -But this is not so.. All classes are welcome there and the same courteous attention and care is shown to all.
- - Every variety of Dry Goods is sold there. Dress Goods, Silks,' Ribbons, Laces, Gloves/Trimmings, Parasols, Ready-made. Ladies' Suits and Cloaks, ail have departments
of their own. Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods are also carried in great variety. A trip through the Art Department is as interesting as a visit to; a European Museum. . The
basement is also a world of itself. Visitors will find there tbe Mailing Department for Country Orders and General Shipping and also a Supply Department for each depart-
ment in the entire building. ' r ~ w rrv * *^
dar!. The only person benefited by the appre
ciation ot cold Is the bondholder, \vho is not a
producer, but who makes his living by the Cut
ting of coupons. Vow that thing no.s gone far
chough: that plank is eminently just and
proper, and I hope that It will bo adopted.
This piatform was indorsed by Campbell
P. Berry, now Assistant United States
Treasurer; W. D. English, now Surveyor
of the Port; M. F. Tarpey and the rest of
Daggett, as vice-chairman of the State
Central Committee, called to order the
convention of 1890 at San Jose, when an
other free coinage plank was adopted.
The Democratic State Convention met
at Fresno May 17, IBM, and adopted the
following plank in the platform :
"Section 6. That we denounce the acts
of the Republican party slgainst silver,
particularly the act demonetizing it. and
we believe that there should be kept in
constant circulation a full and suflicient
volume of money consisting of gold, silver
and iegaL-tender paper curiency at par
with each other."
Among the delegates to the conven
tion and those who voted for the platform
containing the silver plank were: John
H. Wise, Collector of Customs: O. M.
Welburn, Collector of Internal Revenue;
William D. Ensrlish, Surveyor; John P.
Irish, Naval Officer; Robert Barnett,
United States Mint; Barry Baldwin,
United States Marshal; Max Popper, Gov
ernment contractor; AY. H. Kelly, United
States Mint; James H. Wilkins, Prison
Director: Waverly Stairly, Internal Rev
enue Collector, and others, now for gold,
but formerly for silver.
Regarding the convention of 1894 in San
Francisco the record says:
The Federal office-holders in the State were
all participants in shaping the course and
platform of that convention containing the
above free silver coinage plank, and are tho
same men who Rre actively supporting the
'•Junta" Democratic committee of Sau Fran
cisco to-day and loudly demanding a gold
delegation be sent to Sacramento in order to
control in the Interest of the single gold stan
dard the delegation to the National Conven
tion, and at one fell swood reverse all Cali
fornia Democracy has done and said in the
interest of free coinage of silver since the de
monetization <v f,il\er iv 1873. Federal officers
in >-an Francisco have given tlieir instructions,
and all subordinates and employes know tnat
they will lose their places ii they do not sup
port the "Junta" and send IGI gold delegates
to Sacramento.
The position on free silver coinage atad other
matters of the regular General Committee of
the Democratic party of the Cily and County
! of San Francisco, who will send lUI delegat s
i to the Sacramento convention on June 1(3,
I 189(5, will be best undt-rstood and explained
by the pt- rusal of the following resolutions and
pledge, formally adopted on April IU, I»D6, at
a_reguiar meeting of that body, composed of
j 4">O members of the representative Democratic
iiarty workers in this City :
W. D. English and John Dageett were
respectively chairman and vice-chuirman
of the State Central Committee which
conducted the campaign of 18S6 in a plat
form declaring for free coinage. So on
goes the story from the flies and old scrap
books of how the leading members of the
present Federal brigade were out for silver
in times when no patronage appointments
had corrected their judgments on the
financial question.
There ure other things in the Record.
It cites State Convention precedents which
bid the Junta delegation stay off the tem
porary roll until the contest is settled by
the convention.
The State will be flooded with other cir
culars giving the history of the local split
and giving the Buckley committee the
ciear right of it, and when convention
delegates begin to be elected they will be
assiduously looked after.
Of course Christopher A. Buckley ao
proves all these moves, and his advice is
I kept busy ai the Kith of June seems draw-
I ing near arid the band is getting ready to
There was a bie council of war at the
Occidental Club last night, attended by
Chris Buckley and all the heavy-weights of
the iiuekley forces. One campaign feature
that was discussed was the naming of
convention delegates, nominations for
wbicb are to ue made on the l(jth inst.
The Junta has a plan to win prestige by
sending up a lot cf big nice men, or at
least their names. The Buckleyites are
gome to play tnat game too. The roll of
tue Buckley delegation will get lots of
consideration, too, if it does not inspire
awe hy the big names on it.
The Junta roils will be opened for ad
ditional names on tlie 11th and 12th inst.,
and then three days will be allowed for
The Junta rolls will be opened on these
evenings at the following places:
TwentT-eichtb District— Third and Verona
Twenty-ninth— 429 Fourth.
Thirtieth— i-outhcast corner of Sixth and
Thirty-first— Riuiseh and Folsom, Monday;
Ninth and Minna. Tuesday.
Thirty-second— sl4 Fourth.
Thirty-third— Twenty-third and Folsom.
Thirty-lourtii— Harmony Ilall, Mission and
Tiiirtj -fifth— l4o4 Valencia, near Twenty
Thirty-sixth— Northwest corner of Eight
eentli and Castro.
Thirty-seventh— Southeast corner of Hayes
and LH*uns, Monday; Burka'a Hull, Gough
and Halght, Tuesday.
TMrty-i-ighth — 611 McAllister, Monday;
1502 Turk, Tuesday.
Thirth-ninth— Saratoga Hull, Geary, between
Hyde and Lark in.
Fortieth— l&27 Fillmore, corner of Post.
Fortv-nrst— Washington and Broderick.
Forty-second— Amirican Hall, Monday ; Tur
ners' Hall, Tuesday.
Jorty-: bird— 62o Bush.
Forty-fourth— Northwest corner of Powell
and Lombard, Monday; southwest corner of
Stockton and Union, Tuesday.
Forty-fifth— 7l7 Montgomery.
G. B. liarktn, an Old Man, Swallows
Laudanum Thinking It Was Cough .
G. B. Larkin, an old man living at 1124
Howard street, made a fatal mistake yes
! terday morning by swallowing a dose of
j laudanum instead of cough mixture.
He got up at 6 o'clock yesterday morn
ing and after milking his two cows he sat
down to read the morning paper till his
wife cooiced his breakfast. A severe lit of
coughing came on and he reached up to
the corner of the niantelpiece and took
what he thought was his bottle o' cough
mixture. He took the laudanum bottle
instead and swallowed about an ounce and
j a half. He commenced rending again, but
j soou fell asleep. His wife could not rouse
him up and becoming alarmed at seeing
I his face turning black she notified the
I Receiving Hospital and ne was taken tnere
I in the am bui an cc.
Dr. Rinne, who accompanied the am
bulance, pave him an antidote, and Dr.
Weil gave him another an hour or so later.
Everything was done to save his life, but
the poison had got too firm a hold upon
his system and he died about 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. His body was taken
to the Morgue.
J. Howard Smith's Suit Sub
mitted to the Supreme
The Judges Are Evenly Divided, and
They Want to Hear More
The suit of J. Howard Smith against the
Ferries and Cliff House line, which has been
pending on appeal before the Superior
Court, has Deen ordered resubmitted by
the Justices.
The order was made because the court is
evenly divided on the question, and the
Justices want to hear more argument.
Justice Garoutie, however, dissents. He
thinks the judgment of the lower court
should stand us it always does when tne
Supreme Court cannot come to a decision.
The order explains the cause of the dead-
Jock. It is as follows:
In this cause, Justice Harrison being dis
qualified and the others being equally divided
in opiniou as to whether the judgment should
be reaffirmed or reversed, and further argu
ment beinsjt desired by some of the Justices, it
is ordered that the submission of this case be
and the sajne hereby Is set aside, and that it
be placed upon the caleudar for further oral
Justice Garoutte dissented from this
order in the following words:
I dissent from the order submitting this case
for further argument. It has been pending in
this court for a long time and already has been
exhaustively argued. Printed briet-i ably pre
senting every question raised by this appeal
are now on tile, and no good purpose ca>j be
subserved by a rerabmlsslon. If the court be
equal y divided in opinion the judgment
should be affirmed on well-settled principles.
The suit brought by Smith is to have de
clared invalid a bond issue for $4,-00,000,
to compel an accounting from the directors
of the road and to huve it decreed that the
action of the directors in transferring to
themselves 24,750 shares of unsubscribed
stoclc was illegal. The action was brought
to prevent the ferries and Cliff House line
and its branches from joining the street
railway combine. It was commenced be
fore Judge Siack, and he sustained the de
fendants' demurrer to tlie complaint.
From that decision an appeal was taken.
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Song Kccilhl to Mrs. Westwater.
A song recital to be given Mrs. Eunice West
water, contralto, will take place on Tuesday
eveninp. May 19. at the hall of the Native Sons
of the Golden West. As Mrs. Wustwatnr has a
beautiful voice and Is a talented and cultivated
artist, the programme to be presented will de
liitiit her many friend?, who have already sig
nified their intention to be present on tbe even
ing named. |
Miss Sarah Pratt Carr Is Or
dained to the Unitarian
The Princess of Bulgaria to Be the
Recipient of Pope Leo's
Gold n Rose.
Mrs. Sarah Pratt Carrof Lemoore, a lady
who was very prominent during the
Woman's Congress held last year in
this City, is now entitled to prefix the title
of Reverend to her name. This distinc
tion was conferred t»y the solemn act of
ordination of the ITntarian Conference.
For some time past Mrs. Sarah Pratt Carr
has been very prominent in missionary
work at Lemoore and her labors have
resulted in the formation of The Unita
rian Society of Lemoore.
The church which Mrs. Carr has been
instrumental in organizing at Lemoore
and of which she will be pastor is to take
&i its motto, Deed<j rather than creeds.
Its objects will be, the preamble states, to
look after the interests of religion and
morality and to assist others in bearing
the burden of life. Mrs. Carr is associated
in lier work with Rev. Mr. Schultz, and
these two ministers have begun to extend
the sphere of their operations to Visalia
so successfully that plans are already
formulated for the organization of a
permanent Unitarian society.
The Unitarians of Redlands have de
cided to buy a lot and built a church, and
when Unitarians in Southern California
fully decide to do anything it is as well as
Ever since the members of the First
Christian Church on Twelfth street re
ceived the resignation of Rev. Robert
Campbell they have been looking about
for a well-known preacher to step into his
shoes, but have not yet decided on one.
This morning the pulpit will be tilled by
Rev. Edward Davis of Oakland, known as
tbe actor-preacher on account of his
dramatic style of preaching, which has
caused many admirers of the drama to de
clare that he is a loss to tbe stage.
Dr. John Watson of Queen's College,
Queenstown, Canada, is now in Berkeley,
having come by invitation of the Philo
sophical Union of the State University to
deliver a serie3 of philosophical lectures.
Pope Leo is said to have selected the
Princess of Bulgaria as the recipient of the
Golden Rose for this year, in token of bis
approval at her opposition to making little
Prince Boris a member of the orthodox
The First Hebrew Congregation of Oak
land has obtained the desired legal author
ity to sell its present synagogue and pur
chase the new site.
±lev. A. B. Elzas, formerly of Sacra
mentto, but now of Charleston, has been
re-elected for three years. His congrega
tion, wliicu wus the first to use a Reform
ritual in America, has adopted the new
Union Prayer-book.
The members of the First Congrega
tional Church are to some extent like
sheep witnout a fold, though the officers
of Plymouth Congregational Church on
Po3t street have extended them a general
invitation to worship among the members
of Dr. Williams' flock. There is a rumor
that Catholic capitalists intend to buy the
First Church and present it to Archbishop
Riordan for a Catholic mission.
i rrtcc to Enforce the Reg-
istration of Births.
Dr. L. F. Guerrigues, the physician for
whose arrest a warrant was sworn out by
the ilealtn Department on a charge of
having violated the law by neglecting to
register births coming within his practice,
appeared in Judge Low's court for trial
yesterday and pleaded guilty. On the
advice of the Health Department Judge
Low assessed a fine of $5, merely as a warn
ing to other physicians, against whom the
Health Oftice has evidence, that the law
will be enforced.
Unless the case has the desired effect a
number of arrests will be made in the near

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