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SATURDAY MAY «3, 1890
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Republican clubs are increasing.
The spell of Democracy has turned its
own pic into pi.
Whoever wins at St. Louis will be the
However costly street -sprinkling may
be, it is never so uneconomical as dust.
If you want good reading to-morrow
leave orders for The Sunday Call to-day.
With the Market-street Railway Com
pany extortion is not a concealed weapon.
The Democratic swim is all hot wator
and the party is getting a much-needed
All Democrats are eager to dodge the
tariff, but they cannot agree on what dodge
The country is full of converts to the
cause of patriotism, protection and pros
The Senate has the adjournment of Con
gress in its hands, but apparently not iv
Republican enthusiasm rises with the
thermometer, and we are going to havo a
Eight cyclones In five days is the Okla
homa record, an 1 Kansas has blown her
self to pieces in vain.
No man in this country lias legs supple
enough to straddle the money question
and make a good race at the same time.
Care must bo taken that the proposed
fiesta doesn't degenerate into something
like the Midwinter Fair of bad memory.
The Czar need not be so very proud over
his coronation. He was only making a
show of himself for the American tourist.
Extorting double fares from street rail
way passengers cannot be called highway
robbery in disguise, because it isn't dis
The Republican State Executive Com
mittee has now been thoroughly organized
and everything is ready for the campaign
If our Populist friends will consider the
matter they will see that the best tariff
tribunal possible will be a Republican
Dallas, Tex., claims to have 5000 bicycles
in operation, and we notice that none of
the cyclones in that section have managed
to overtake it yet.
Judging from reports that come to us it
would seem the split in Texas Democracy
is almost deep enough to make a fracture
in the State itself.
Free trade can never win in this country
again under the name of Democracy and
Democracy can never win again on a plat
form of free trade.
The very fact that silver Democrats are
going to the Chicago convention with a
boom excites a fear that they will come
out of It with a bust or a bolt, v..
The tendency among Republicans and
Populists just now is toward clubs, but
Democrat* stem content to let every man
provide himself with a brickbat.
All Democratic organs are vehemently
denouncing McKinley just now, but the
New York Sun is the worst. It says he
has a striking resemblance to Cleveland.
"Until the unpledged delegates to St.
Louis meet in convention they can be
counted for almost anybody, and that is
why prediction bureaus have such an easy
time of it. _'
It is not Mr. Vinine but the Market
street Railway Company that is responsi
ble for the maintenance of the public
nuisance known a.* the transfer swindle
and the people should not forget the fact.
It is estimated 200,000 tons of wool will
be clipped in Argentina this year and as the
Democratic tariff allows it free entrance
into the United States the fellows who
voted for free trade will be more ashamed
than ever to look an American sheep in the
face this fall.
There is a demand in the East that the
Government distribution of seed should be
placed in charge of an agent selected under
the civil service laws, which is the first
intimation to this side of the continent
that there has ever been any offensive
partisanship in garden sass.
According to the figures of Manager
Vinine, the transfer nuisance enables the
Market-street Company to fleece the public
k to the extent of about 27.000 a year. It is
clear, therefore, that the company could
easily afford to abate the nuisance some
what by civing a better and prompter ser
vice where the transfers are made.
If Congress can find nothing better to do
than to consider a bill to weaken the in
terstate commerce law by striking out the
section which provides a penalty of im
prisonment for those who violate it. the
time has come when an immediate ad
journment would be as beneficial to Con
gressmen themselves as to their constit
SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Those who wish all tue news— -full, fair
and accurate— who wish to read the pro
ceedings of all parties impartially re
ported, who desire to know the truth of
all events of the day and all actions of
the people, will find each and all of these
things in The Call.
Thk Call speaks for all. Not for a class,
a party or a faction does it employ its en
ergies in gathering the news from all
quarters of the globe nud publishing it for
all who wish to read. Its editorials aro
broad, fair and liberal, upholding the prin
ciples of a true Republicanism that Beckx
the welfare of the Nation and all
its citizens. Its columns are open
to letters from the people whether
rich or poor, in order that all may have
the privilege of a public expresiion of
their thoughts on great affairs. Its re
ports give both sides in every contest, and
do full justice to every contestant. No
man who reads it can doubt the honest y
of its purpose or the merit of its wide,
sweeping policy of representing the whole
It is with the high aim of making n
newspaper on which all can rely, in which
all can havo confidence, and through
which all can be heard, that it is pub
lished. To this aim it will hold stead
fastly. The Call speaks for all.
THE LAW VINDICATED.
The conviction of the slayers of Jack
Littlefield may be expected to result in
the breaking up and dispersion of that
;-;ang of desperadoes that for so long a
time carried everything w.th a high hand
In Round Valley and was a terror to law
abiding nnd peaceable people throughout
the whole of that region. The effect of the
vindication of the law i- sure t<> be wide*
reaching and its beneficial results will be
felt In the community for years to come.
The case is one which shows in a striking
manner the value of a free, fearless, truth
speaking press to the people who support
it. Justice owes ti.is triumph as much to
the press as to the offloers of the law. It
was almost as much as a man's life was
worth to utter any word in Round Valley
denouncing or even criticizing the actions
of the desperado gfcVg when The Call be
gan an exposure of their deeds. The
correspondent, S. \\\ Wall, who was
sent from this ottlce to the scene of the
Littlefield murder to seek out and write
til the circumstances concerning it, found
himself on arriving there confronted oy a
condition of affairs that has hardly its
parallel in any civilized country. It was
not without peril he dared to write the
full truth. He din it, however, with cour
age and skill, developing out of the death
of Liltleh'eld a chain ol evidence that
dragged to light a host of ether crinns as
The tale published by Tut CaxXWMIO
strange and so terrible that for a time
people hesitated to believe it. Day after
day, however, as our correspondent adde.l
new details of wrong, oppression and
crime committed in that beautiful valley,
it became more an 1 more apparent that
the time for resolute action to suppress
them hail come. The Hrpubliran-I'mi* of
Dkiah assisted The Cam. In the task of
maktac the full truth known to the law
abiding people of that reeion. Public sen
timent was aroused. Action was taken.
The machinery of the law .v:is mm in
motion, and now two of the principal
offenders siand under the condemnation
Of justice and others live in dread of an
Ihe accomplishment of a ta*k of this
kind in the interests of law ami for the
protection of lift gOM far to vindicate the
press in the minds of intelligent men from
the charge of giving too much attention to
murder oases. Dad In Caxx not made
this exposure lawlessness would still be tri
umphant in Bound Valley. Honest, hard
working, peaceable men would Mill be la
danger of violent death at the ha.ids of
the reckless gangs, and homes now happy
might ere this have been da<-k«ned with
tragedies of murder and assassination.
The gang is broken. Justice is done.
Jack Littlefield has not died in vain, ami
the region once terror stricken will now
become as safe as any in California.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
The organization of the executive com
mittee of the Republican State Central
Committee was harmoniously effected yes
terday, and the- party is now virtually
ready to enter upon the active work of the
campaign. The gentlemen chosen as offi
cers of the committee can be relied upon
to work zealously for success. They are men
of known ability as organizers, and as they
will have the cordial support of all loyal
Republicans there can be no doubt the
canvass will be conducted with a degree of
energy that will assuro victory.
Whatever differences may have existed
in the party ranks over issues arising out
of the work of organization should now bo
laid aside. From this time on the watch
words will be "Close up and keep step."
It is time to act harmony a* well as talk
ing of it, for what has been done is the re
sult of earnest efforts toward allaying all
traces of factional dissensions and remov-
ing any causes for them that may have
Certainly it would be difficult for even
the most factious to rind now any reason
for further antagonism to the manage
ment and leadership whicn has thus
successfully bro-ght harmony out of the
discords which prevailed when the work
Of preparing for the campaign becan. It
is a cood omen of a coming victory that
every step thus far taken by tbe lead
ers of the party has been la the
direction of establishing unity in the ranks,
whereas under the old boss system divi
sions which began with the campaign aug
mented as it went on and weli-nigh split
the party before election day. In the new
order ot things all loyal Republicans will
rejoice, and the only rivalry hereafter will
be that of seeing which can do most for
patriotism, protection and prosperity.
THE HEW TRANSFER SYSTEM.
It is no doubt true, as General Manager
Vining mv*, that among 350,000 peoDle
there are always some who are dishonest,
but is t.iat any reason why the remaining
349.900 should be sorely inconvenienced or
made to pay double fare by Mr. Vining's
street railway T
Mr. Vining says that the new check or
retransfer ticket system at two of tbe about
sixty transfer points has already increased
the daily revenue of the road $75. which
means that there has been an average of
I.V.H) dishonest people detected and thoir
rascally business broken up at the two
point* alone. That is something of a re
flection upon the business integrity of the
patrons of the Market-street Company, the
more so because their swindling transac
tions never amount to more than 5 oenta
No doubt, in time the public will come
to understand the new complex and ag
gravating system ot transfer, but mean
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1896.
while the road will gather in fares that its
charter denies its right to collect; and
when the public becomes familiar with the
present system, who will guarantee that
another device will not be adopted ?
In this matter Mr. Vining is simply
obeying the orders of his employers, and
(■, therefore, not the responsible cause of
the inconvenience that the public is being
subjected to. but all the same the new sys
tem is exasperating in the extreme.
WAGE-EA RNERS DEMAND IT.
Wagemen of the United States expect as
a mutter of course that the next National
administration, which no sane man thinks
will be other than Republican, will imme
diately legislate for their protection
against the unjust, unreasonable and ruin
ous competition of foreign wage-earners.
It would not be a Republican admistration
if itdid not do that. Ample but not alto
gether prohibitive tariff legislation is the
cli iff stone of tho corner of the principles
ot the Republican parly, and because it is
the industrial class is found in its ranks,
nor docs any one, friend or enemy, believe
that the party will fail in any particular to
fortify the country at every point where
foreign mill, factory or farm products are
likely to enter and destroy the rightful op
portunity of our own people to employ
their skill, brawn and brain.
But protection against hurtful industrial
invasion is not the only mission of the
Republican party. The question of money
to meet the requirement* of our protected
people is also an important one. It would
be impossible to secure the full measure of
the benefits contemplated by protective
legislation were the volume of money of
It needs no argument to demonstrate
that proposition, for it is not only in itself
a self-evident fact, but experience in recent
years is overflowing with evidence that
th« demonetization of silver only serves to
cripple and curtail commercial traneac
tlons. This being true it would seem that
the sincere advocate of protection should
include in bit proposition such means aud
measures as would cause the greatest pos
sible good to accrue to the people by the
operation of protective legislation.
GrOM Utelf demonstrates its inability to
meet the redemption money needs of the
business interests of tue people, and be
cause the demand tor it is greater than its
ability to supply, it exacts a premium for
its use, which finally coraos out of UlO
pocketa of the great wage class. It is a
natural law of economics that the indus
trial or wage-earning class shall be the
iii>t to feel the effect of a money strin
gency and tbe last to recover from it, and
yet it is this class of the country's popula
tion who make possible the mill, the fac
tory, the farm, the store, the bank, the
railway, and, indeed, the Government it
self. Barely, then, this class have rights
and should have great influence in deter
mining \vli;it legislation is best for them.
Our wage-earners are in perfect accord
with the principle of industrial protection,
for they know very well how important
protective laws are to tiieir well being, but
they are no less determined that with pro
tection shall come provisions for a volume
ol r< demotion money that shall be large
enough at all times to supply their de
mand for it at its coin vahif, an<i not at
values that shift about at the bidding of
money speculators. Hence it is thai per
haps all of 90 per cent of the real pro
ducers oi this country demand that the
volume of the Nation's redemption money
shall be increased in an amount equal to
that which the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at the ratio of U> to I would make;
tliat the mints be kept open to the reception
of both metals, and tti.it (heir parity be
maintained as a —cred doty the Uovern
ment owes to the brain and the brawn of
the people who are the Nation's life and
It has come to this, then: Shall the
great industrial class, which really in
cludes all whose business interests do not
lead to Wall street, continue to be de
prived of asutlk-ient volume of redemption
money to supply their requirements, or
shall they be taken out of the clutches of
money-brokers, interest fiends, Wali-street
sharks and roid-bond syndicates by re
instating silver to its legitimate and time
honored place in the monetary tretem of
the country, which is its free and un
| limited coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1?
"THE SUNDAY CALL."
To-morrow'a edition of Tub Call
ptomisM to be particularly interesting.
There are novel features in it, and nothing
has been spared that could be done to
make it both attractive to the general
ro«der and valuable to tbe thoughtful
One of tha many illustrated features is a
sketchy description of the vice of telephon
ing, the new telephone code for lovers,
ami the tribulations of the "crossed-wire
"Nigiit Scenes on Sixth Street" io the
title of a characteristic piece of writing
that is superbly illustrated.
Professor Loomis, the noted ornitholo
gist, gives some valuable and novel infor
mation concerning the micrations of
marine fowl on the Pacific Coast. This
article is accompanied by views drawn
from instantaneous photographs.
There is another article descriptive of a
very picturesque North Beach character
who is famous as tbe man who never gets
angry, no matter how great the provoca
tion. Young athletes will be interested in
Baird's Sound Aavice to Sprinters, and
Miss Russell, in her usually graphic style,
gives good hints to those who wish to buy
There are several bright and new things
to Mirprise the cnildren. and in art, litera
ture and science there is even more than
the usual array of new and interesting fea
tures. And all this is but the briefest
kind of summary of Tin Sunday Call,
the bright and entertaining features of
which are by far too numerous to mention.
The conviction of the slayers of Jack
Littlefield is the direct result of the ex
posure by The Call of the deeds of the
desperate aud reckless gang which for so
long a time was a terror to the peaceable
people in and near Round Valley, and it
affords, therefore, a striking illustration
; if the value of a free, fearless and truth
speaking press to the ettM of justice and
the punishment of crime.
It is reported that a number ol leading
goldbugs in New York have arranged to
make a slump in stocks on Wall street as
soon as the St. Louis platform is reported
if it declares for bim tallism. the object
being to frighten the convention into
adopting a gold plank. The scheme
doesn't sound reasonable, but it may be as
well to look out for iv
If after the statement ot the Chief Jus
tice of England that Mrs. Maybrick is
innocent she is kept in prison simply in
accordance with a prejudice of the Queen,
there is very sure to be a popular outburst
on the subject. The British people are
not so loyal to royalty as all th&t comes to.
By this time even the Bourbon Demo
crats are ready to admit that as soon as
the free-trade theory became a condition
Bruoo O'Bryon of New Almaden, is In town.
Senator J. H. Cleaves of Redding is in the
S. H. Rice, an attorney of Ukiah, is at the
Professor and Mrs. Lukamtandof Bremen are
at the Russ.
O. K. Lewia, a mining man of Butte, Mont.,
is at the Lick.
W. W. Cuthbert of Sacramento is in the City
for a brief visit.
William Floyd, owner of a general store at
Sonora, is In town.
J. G. Thoma will leave this morning for Paso
Robles Hot Springs.
P. Fahey.who is interested In southern mines,
is at the Cosmopolitan.
William B. Chapmen, manager of the Taylor
mine, is at the Occidental.
Captain R. 11. Pratt of the United States
army, Carlisle, Pa., is at the Palace. .
Howard A. Preston, a mining man of James
town, Tuolumne County, is in the City.
Johannes F. Eckart, superintendent of the
Queen's Hospital, Honolulu, is in town.
John Buckingham of the United States
Revenue Department, Ukiah, is at the Grand.
Dr. Madimesschumay of Paris, who has been
hero for some days past, left lor home yester
day. " w. ;.v;:'- \:.
J. B. Overman, superintendent of the Vir
ginia and Gold Hill Water Works, is at the
Postmaster J. P. Cox of Folsom, is spending a
few days in the City, and is registered at the
~Samuel Carr and 11. G. Nichols of Boston,
officers of the Union Pacific Railroad, are in
the City. ' -
J. 11. Coleman, editor of the Virginia City
(Nev.) Chronicle, was among yesterday's ar
United Stateß Judge W. B. Gilbert of Oregon
was among yesterday's arrivals. He is at the
L, U. Daniel, a wealthy rancher of Woodland,
with his family, is among the latest arrivals at
the Cosmopolitan. •
J. P. Mallerville of France, who represents a
French syndicate own lug mines at Grass Val
ley, is at the Grand.
Edmund Allen, a wealthy resident of Phila
delphia, is in the City accompanied by the
Illeaea Laura and Ella Allen.
General Yon Thiemen of the German army,
who has been on a visit to Monturey, has re
turned here and is at the Palace.
General Walter Turnbull, president of the
Gold Mining Exchange, will leave with an en- j
gineer for San Andreas to-morrow morning.
Dr. Joaquin Vela, the Guatemalan Consul-
Gonerdl at New York, has arrived here after a
brief visit to his home in Guatemala and is at
the Miratnor. . >
Sir Henry Deriug, British Minister to Mexico.
Lady Dering and their son. will arrive here on
Monday next, accompanied by Don Sebastian
Comachi, Mayor of Mexico City, and his wife.
Mrs. C. A. Brown, who owns large cocoanut
and cane plantations iv Hawaii and who is of
royal blood, is at the Occidental accompanied
by her two sons. She will be here for some
Mrs. Edward Tcnny of Honolulu, whose hus
band is at the head ol the house of Castle &
Cook, has arrived here accompanied by her
two daughters and sister, Mrs. Noonan.
They are to remain five or six months.
L. F. J. Wrlnkel, for many years a prominent
mining and mechanical engineer on the Corn
stock Lode and afterward superintendent of
the Owens Lake Soda Works, Is in the City.
Mr. Wr:nkel expects to make his home in San
Samuel Jacobs of Soda Springs, thirteen miles
south of Summit station, on the Central Pa
cific, in the heart of the Sierras, is at the Russ.
He say* there Is a large amount of small game,
particular)' quail, there, with some deer, lots of
cinnamon bear and a few grizzlies. Timothy
Hopkins has a cabin there, built by old Mark
Hopkins, and he is to go up and occupy it in a
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NF.W YORK. X. V., M»y i'l-At the Grand,
Mr*, v. P. Habbard, .i.e. tiaottda] cosmopol
itan, K. Hop; c; St. Denis, E. P. Sio«s,mi ; Hol-
Uini. \\. H. Allen; Hoffman, G. W. Williams
Q llMf, Mrs. M. \. HuMei: ; P:irk-avenue, Miss
o'Millivnn. Sailed per steamer Werria for
Genoa Vie Gibraltar, Mrs. J. BecLm&n.
A GROSVENOR POEM.
Hurrah for MrKlnley. McKinley:
Hurrah fur McKinley, MrKlnlur;
Hurrah for McKlnler, McKinley:
Hurrah for McKinley, McKiuiey.
lift* sot It. tie cot it, he's rot It:
He's got it. he'« cot it. tie's got it;
He's sot It, he's got it- lie's got It; . . v .;. ;
He's got it. he's got It, he's got iv
Hurrah for McKinlcv, he's got it:
Hurra), for McKloley. he's cot it;
Hurrah for McKiulry, he's trot It:
Hurrah for McKiuiey, hu's so. it.
Htirmli far Me— (rot— it, he'd Kinley;
Me- r..ii for HiirKlnley lies it:
(jut— rah for McKinley. he's h — It ;
McKinley for hurrah, got he'it It.
—New York Sun.
ALONG THE SKIRMISH LINE.
When the sound-money Democrat calls to
see the golden-haired honest-mo-.iey belle, the
old man has the bulldog chained, and meets
the chcva'.ier a. the door with » finile; but the
silverite finds old Towser at tne gate, huncry
for pants, and the old man on the porch wear
ing No. 10 hoots that look like battering
The Missouri delectation which has come to
get the Tennessee convention to boost Silver
Dick Bland for the Presidency should 1101 be
disappointed. If the Democracy is to be
ru-hcJ to defeat for the benefit of the silver
mine owners, no man would suit better a* a
leader than Mr. Bland.— Nashville Banner.
Perhaps if McKinley were in the White
House New York easy bosses might be allowed
to stick their noses through the White House
fence and sniff from afar off the odor of the
fatted calf barbecued for other returning
prodigals. But even that is doubtful.— New
There are McKlnley shoes, McKlnley cravats.
McKinley hats.— Memphis commercial- Appeal.
Cravats, perhaps, and hats it well may be;
but shoes, never. A «boe has got to have
either a toe or a heel. And* its got to go either
forward, backward or sidewise.— New York
Even If it needed them the Republican
party couldnH afford to hunt electoral votes in
the Rocky Mountains this year at the risk of
losing the electoral votes of New York, New
Jersey. Massachusetts. Connecticut and other
sound-money States.— Hartford Courant.
It is inconceivable that the editors of the
mugwump press of the country cannot discern
the manifest impropriety of a specific declara
tion by Major McKinley on the currency ques
tion at this time.— cnicago Times-Herald.
If McKinlev is such a howling gold man, is it
not about time to dissolve the McXinley silver
cornet band that has been on men an ex
tensive tour through tne West T— Memphis
Brigadier-General Algerof Michigan can tell
a band-wagon us far as be can hear it, and as
soon as it k«u in sight he is ready to climb
right up ou the iront seat.— Minneapolis
It begins to look as if Mr. Cleveland in
taking in thos« £0,000 offices under the civil
servico had likewise "taken in" one W. F.
Harrity.— Chicago Press.
Sound money will be the slogan of the Reed
forces at tv Louis, and whoever the nominee
of tha convention may be, sound money will
win.— Banger News.
New York Newspaper Maker.
The Newspaper Maker is in entire accord
wi:h the S*n Francisco Call's view that a
newspaper should sell news and not books,
bicycles or baby carnages. It should aim to
give it* readers the value of their money in
fu'inets of its reports of trade, politics, society
ami an the abounding activities of life. If it
cannot give news enough to justify the charge
it makes it thould oaaae to call iwelf a newe
paper and solicit subscriptions only for Its
coupons and their chances.
The subject, however, has another aspect
that U too often overlooked. The press stands
in almost a confidential relation to business.
The newspaper and the merchant are allies.
They are of mutual helpfulness when each is
conducted ii. legitimate channels. When the
newspaper, however, combines iv press with a
junkshop and proceeds to issue coupons by
which people can get a cheap sort of books,
bicycles or baby carriages at prices
far below what good articles can be sold for
by men who have a reputation as honest mer
chants to maintain, then the press instead of
being the ally becomes the foe of the mer
Instead of building up trade it tends to de
moralize It, and not infrequently seriously in
jures business by introducing into a com
munity an overstock of cheap articles of one
kind or another that prevents the sales of the
NO PROXY WANTED.
The number of Republicans who vouch for
the soundness of Candidate McKinley's views
on the money question increases every day.
Governor Alger of Michigan, it id now an
nouueed, is coming East to add his testimony
to that of the rest.
But what the business interests of the East
want to know is not what Candidate McKin
ley's iriends have to say on this important
matter, but what McKinley has to say for him
self. This is not au affair that can be con
ducted by proxy. The principal must speak
up if he expects the public to listen.
The distrust of Candidate McKinley is well
founded. It is based upon hi 6 record and his
recent expressions, including the non-commit
tal Ohio platform. It can be dispelled only by
a frank, open aud square declaration by him-
The people have the right to demand that
any man who aspires to the candidacy for their
suffrages shall tell them what he really be
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
THE COMING CARNIVAL.
Some Suggestions Which if Followed
Will Hake It a Great Success.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
The invitation extended to societies and
organizations by the "Carnival of the Golden
Gate" committee was discussed by an associa
tion of which I am a member, and no action
was taken toward sending a representative of
the association to act in concert with that com
mittee. I will briefly state the reason for not
appointing such representative. While the
purpose of the carnival met with unanimous
approval and we considered that under proper
auspices it would be a grand celebration and
reflect credit upon our City yet, to fully carry
out the object of its creation, a different
method of initiating it must be adopted. We
have only to look back to the Midwinter Fair.
With a generosity unbounded and a unanim
ity seldom equaled the people of this City con
tributed and sustained that institution. On
the surface and to all appearances it was a
But to those who kept track of the financial
affairs of the exposition, the way in which the
prizes were handled, the questionable status of
some of the people Inch in the management, a
dark shadow ever presents itself and the idea
of ii responsible unofficial management is al
ways suggested. Our experience with the
Midwinter Fair will forever bob up when cele
brations of this kind are entertained. Now,
let us have the carnival. It will be a grand
thing for our City and in harmony with the
celebrations held in different towns through
out California of late years. But let it be of
such a character that every one can take part
and make it a thorough and complete success.
Let it have official orsumi-officia 1 indorsement.
Why not the Mayor in conjunction with the
Board of Supervisors take this matter in hand?
Let these officials appoint a committee ; then
let that committee extend invitations to the
different societies and organizations and in
that way start the carnival. If this method is
pursued we can have a grand, celebration — a!
celebration worthy of our City; one wherein
all will lend a helping hand; one that when
the carnival is over and a final accounting
called for, that every dollar contributed by
tho people will be shown to nave been put to
proper use and the aftermath will not put a
blot upon what would otherwise be a credit to
Californians. 1 write this with a hope that these
suggestions may result in the forming of a
committee built upon the basis herein out
lined. (banking you for the courtesy ex
tended in publishing these tew lines, i remain
•:;.. : Letter Carrier.
NOT A SISTER OF LINCOLN.
Who the Recently Retired Postmis
tress of Elizabethtown, Ky., Is.
To the Editor of the San Franci*c> Call— Sin:
The report from Washington concerning Mrs.
Helm, the recently retired postmistress of
Kltzubethtown, Ky., is erroneous. Mrs. Helm
is not a sister of Abraham Lincoln, but Is a -i -
ter of Abraham Lincoln's wife. She was a Miss
Todd, and later the wife of Pen Hardln Helm,
commander ot the famous "Orphan Brigade"
of the Confederate army, and who was killed,
I think, at the battle of (.'hickamauga. Mrs.
Helm was first appointed postmistress of E>iza
beihtown, Ky.. 1 believe, DI President Arthur,
and has held the place until recently. Yours
truly, J. B. Qveen,
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE.
The Duchess of Portland is the tallest Duchess
In the world.
Signor Paolo Tosti has written nearly five
The visiting card vised by the German Em
peror is four times the size of an ordinary one.
Verdi is a horse-breeder as well as a musi
cian. His paddocks on his country estate,
near Genoa, are among the finest in Italy.
Verdi has little music at home, and seldom vis
its the opera.
Sir William Morris, the poet, rejoices in the
possession of a prodigious memory. Given a
fair start on any sentence in Dickens' work he
will complete that sentence with very little de
viation from textual accuracy.
It is said that Swinburne has a memory al
most as wide-reaching as Macaulay "had.
Burne-Jones says that upon one occasion the
poet recited verbatim several pages of Milton's
prose, which he had read but once, and that
twenty years before.
One of the most popular members of the dip
lomatic corps of Berlin Is Viscount Siuzo Aoki,
the Japanese Minister to Germany, and now
also to England. He went first to Berlin ia
1573 as a secretary, and while there won the
hand of the Baroness Elizabeth yon Rahden,
the daughter of an old and nob'.e house.
Made of cotton duck, Cheviot, galatea cloth,
brown hollands or the various heavy linens.
The above blouse is a garment much appreci
ated by the boys for its coolness and comfort.
It is made up -with eitr-er kilt skirts, long or
short trousers of the fame fabric, or to b« worn
with cloth skirt or trousers.
Made of flannel in dark colors it serves for
For little dots, suits of brown hollands or of
checked cotton cheviot, in bine or brown and
white, are made up with white piquet collars
Plain brown holland are blue or brown de
nim are enlivened by anchors or stars worked
in whit* at the corners of collar and in the
center of shield, and the dot who aims to be
a jolly tar must havo a white cord like that
shown ia the illustration.
A NOTED CHICAGO DIVINE.
Lectures Before the Young Peo
ple's Presbyterian Asso
Greeted By an Appreciat ye Audience
at the First Presbyterian
An appreciative audience filled the.
lecture-room of the First Presbyterian^
Church last evening to listen to an ad
dress by Rev. Alexander Patterson of
Chicago upon "The Testimony of Christ
to the Scriptures."
The lecture was tbe concluding one of a
series of lectures on Biblical history and
church doctrine held under the auspices
of the Young People's Presbyterian Asso
ciation, which is composed of the Christian
Endeavor and missionary societies of the
various Presbyterian churches of the
Dr. Patterson, the guest of the evening,
is one of the leading Presbyterian divines
of Chicago. He has been traveling
throughout the country engaged in evan
gelistic work and took a prominent part
in the Christian Endeavor convention re
cently held at San Jose.
The doctor was introduced by Rev. Mr.
Bevier, president of the Presbyterian As
sociation, who. before presenting the
speaker, created considerable merriment
among the audience by calling for a
"Presbyterian composite!" the representa
tives of the different Presbyterian churches
shouting together the name of his or her
Dr. Patterson is an excellent speaker.
His distinct articulation and eloquent
simplicity of speech cannot fail to impress
his hearers. In his address Dr. Patterson
took up three great questions that have
been raised in regard to tho Bible: Is it
authentic ? Is it true ? Is it inspired ?
In a simple but masterly manner the
doctor answered these three questions.
In the course of his remarks Dr. Patterson
said: "The reason why i believe in the
inspiration of the Bible is because Jesus
himself declared that it was inspired.
What is commonly spoken of now as
liberalism in regard to the acceptance of
the Bible, agnosticism as it is generally
known, is but the expression of the igno
ramus, the kuow-noihing.
".iLnostics argue that because certain
historical facts oi the Bible are unreliable
its ethical and moral teachings are there
fore not valid. We do not accept such ar
guments as this. What is good in the
Bible we accept; what isdoubeful we pass
in addition to the address by Dr. Patter
son the following programme was excel
lently rendered, each piece being gener
Recitation, Miss Hartley; bass solo, Henry
A. Melvin ; alto solo, Miss Alice Partridge; reci
tation, John McCullough; soprano solo. Mrs.
Susie iiert Mark.
The appreciation with which the course
of lect-uies just concluded has been re
ceived, has encouraged its uromoters to
give another course, somewhat similar
during the coming winter. This course
will deal with questions of science, and
especially with tiie question of the origin
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
ONE OF 1831— C. C, Rio Vista, Cal. A half
doilar oi 1b34 is worth 50 cents, aud no more.
To Guatemala— G. H. C, City. The steamer
fare from San Francisco to Guatemala is $73.
You can obtain a pa«-spon by applying to the
"Department ot Stale, Washington," D. C. Pass
port Division.' ' The ice for a passport is $1.
s-ri.i.iVAN and Cokbitt— A. S., City. Sullivan
and Corbett fought twenty-one rounds in one
hour and twenty-three minutea at New Orleans
September 7, lsiJii, for the largest amount of
money that ever iK-j...-nded on a pr.ze-nght.
¥45.000 (purse $25,000 and stake !?2i>,000).
gJCIIMI B. Anthony— H. D. J., City. Susan B.
Ai.thony was at one time the publisher ot a
paper called "The Revolution," an advocate of
the rights of women aud suffrage for both
sexes, and it was edited by the publisher and
Parker Plllsbury. It afterward passed into
other hands and out of existence. That was
the only paper Mis* Auihouy published.
Normal School Certificates— W. a. M., Perm
Grove, Sonoma County, Cal. The board of
trustees of the Normal School in California
may issue to pupils who worthily complete the
full course of study and training a diploma of
graduation which shall entitle the holaer to
a grammar-grade certificate from any city
city and county orcouuty Board oi Education
in the State.
Moon- and Weather— a. C. F., City. The in
fluence of ttie moon in causing tides has long
been known, and there is some reason for sup
posing that she produces a similar effect on the
atmosphere, combining with other causes in
the generation of winds. These winds, which
I prevail about the time o£ tne new and full
moon and at the vernnl and autumnrl equi
noxes, are practically ascribed to her influence.
Battle-Ships— R. G. F., Santa Cruz, Cal. The
statistics given of foreign navies are up to De
cember, 1595. At thai time England had
19 first-class battle-ships, 5 second and 3 third
class; France 16 first, 10 second and 4 third
class; German Empire 5 first class, 5 second
and* third class; Italy 6 first and 4 second
class, and Russia 13 first class and 1 third
class. The battie-ships of the United States are
all firjt-i'lass vessels, and are the Indiaaa,
lowa, Maine.Massachusetts, Oregouand Texas.
Bonds— P. S., City. Section 3700 of the Re
vised Statutes of the I'uited States provides
that the Secretary of the United Suites Treas
ury may purchase coin with any of the bonds
of the United States, authorizedby law, at such
ra:es and upon such term* as ht may deem
most advantageous to th» public interest when
an emergency exists. The President of the
tnited Slates does not issue bonds, but Con
gress has riven authority 10 the Secretary of
the Treasury to borrow money and issue
Ttg-of-Wab-F. J. H., City. There were two
tugs-of-war in the Mechanics' Pavilion iv this
City. The following is the official declaration
ot the result of the last one, which closed No
vember 2, 1891:
_ - Per
i .? ms v. won. Lost. Cent.
1-Scoiland 6 0 1.000
Denmark 6 i . 857
S-Oermauy.. 5 a , 714
4— lreland 3 3 .600
CHCTtCHts is xkw Yoek— A; S. G., City. There
are 453 churches I n the city of New York, di
vided as follows: Baptist 52, Congregational
12, Disciple of Christ S, Evangelical 4, Friends
2. Jewish 57. Lutheran 25, Methodist Episco
pal 62, Methodist Episcopal (African) 4, Pres
byterian 63, tenant Episcopal SB, Reformed
Church in America '.19, Reformed Church in
the United States 4. Reformed Episcopal 1
R/!oriaed Presbyterian 4, Roman Catholic S6.
Lniurian 3, United Presbyterian Universal
lists 3, other denominations 46.
The First Pujco— F. 8., City. Who is the
one entitled to the hoaor of bavins; invented
the first piano is a matter ol uncertainty, tor
the idea was conceived by three persons in dit
ferent part.-, of Europe at about the same time.
These were Scroetcr. a German organist, Mar
ius, a French harpischord-maker, and B*rtv>
lomeo Chrlstofoli, a harpUchori-maker of
l'aaua. A piano by the last named was known
to exist in 1820, and one made by the same
artisan in 1< £6 is in Kraus' Museum in Flor
ence The upright Piano was invented by an
Englishman named Hancock, a manufacturer
of musical instruments.
Bo.ntjs-W. A. J.. City. If by the question.
•'Has the United States borrowed money within
the past three or four years from England?"
you mean borrowed money from the English
Government, the answer is no. On the 3th
day of February. l<*9.\ John G. Carlisle, Secre
tary of the Treasury, purchased through
August *$} m ? li * Co. of New York on lehaii
ofVM. RothscaUd A Sons of London. Ens.,
and themselves, and through J. i*. Morgan &
Co.ot>ew\ork on behalf of J. S. Morwn A
1.0. of London and themselves, 3,300.000 in
gold, for which bonds were issued.
The Poppt— "Opium," City. The poppy from
which the opium of commerce is extracted is
tne papver somniferum. sometimes called the
common poppy and sometimes called the white
poppy. The plant is a native of some of the
warmer parts of Asia, Uwusa n ia now com
mon in cultivated and waste grounds through
out all Southern and Middle Europe and is
found occasionally In England. The cultiva
tion of the poppy for opium is carried on In
many parts of India, though the chief district
is a large tract on the Ganges. The poppy is
also extensively cultivated for opium in the
Asiatic province of Turkey, in Ejjypt and in
Her Golden Hair— An Actress, City. "Her
Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back"
was sung in "Aladdin Jr.," produced by the
Henderson Company. No one was forbidden to
sing tha song, but it was suggested that the
play would be just as good without it, and tha
suggestion was acted upon by the manage
Midsummer— R. F., City. In the United States
the warmest months of the year, also in Can
ada, are June, July and August, nnd are called
the summer months. In Great Britain tha
summer months are May, June and July. Gen
erally speaking summer in the United States
commences on the Ist of June and in Great
Britain on the Ist oi May. Midsummer is the
period of the summer solstice— the 21»t of
June— which astronomically is the beginning
of summer. Specifically midsummer is on tho
24th of June, the feast of the Nativity of 8t
John the Baptist. On midsummer's eve, or tha
eve of St. John the Baptist's day, it was the
custom in former times to kindle firei, calKd
St. John's fires, upon hills in celebration oi
"On midsummer's day next," the damsel said,
•'Which is June the 24th." —Child's Ballads.
Fanny Peterby— Mamma, Tommy can stand
on his head so nice. May I stand on my head?
Mrs. Peterby— lt is not nice for a little girl
to stand on her head.
Fanny (with a sigh)— Then I suppose I'll
have to wait until I'm a big girl. — Texas Sifter.
Teacher— Are there many cities in Russia?
Bright Pupil— Well, there used to be. In
Napoleon's time they had cities to burn.—
"Your wife seems anxious to be up to date,
"Up to date? She's 'way ahead; she's got a
lot of trouble borrowed for year alter next."—
When a man gets to talking about how far
be can ride on a bicycle he lies as easily at tha
man who tells how cold it was the winter he
lived in Wisconsin. — Atchison Globe.
Teacher— How many weeiis in the year,
Tommy— Only fifty this year.
Teacher— You know very well that there are
Tommy— N'o'm; not this year. Pa says he's.
going to take two weeks off.— Roxbury Gazette.
Cumso— l'd like to see a photograph of a
cloud made with the cathodic ray.
Cumso— I'm suspicious about the silver lin
ing.—Detroit Free Press.
"I notice," observed Uncle Allen Sparks,
"that Edisou has procured 711 patents in the
last twenty-five years, and still there isn't a
corn cure worth having." — Chicago Tribune.
Read the Stab. 5 cents. •
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Best peanut taffy in the world. Townsend's.*
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Soft baby cream, 15c pound, Townsend's. •
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Soft chewing molasses candy. Townsend's.*
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Feesh buttercups, 25c a pound. Tovrnsend's.*
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Thirty years ago a lad named Edwards
started out from his home in Winchester, Ky.,
to go fishing. The other week he came back
with the same tishpole over his shoulder that
he started out witn, but without any fish. He
had never been seen by his friends during the
Genuine eyeglasses, 15c, 87'< Fourth St., near
barber, Sundays, 738 Market ikast shoe store)*
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Special information daily to manufacturers,
business houses and public men by the Presi
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. "
Red-hot A. P. A. article. To-day's Star. •
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No over-cbowded boats and trains by noisy
Sunday picnics on the X. P. C. R. R. via Sau
salito ferry, it being reserved for families and
private parties. . •
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Strangers, take home Townsend's California
Glace Fruits, 50c lb. 627 Market, Palace Hotel.
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Fearless and FREE. The Star, 5 cents. •
1 Read Barry's "Star." ■
It tells the truth. Is fearless and just. In
to-day's edition BURKE FLAYS THE BANKS.
SIEBE'S INDICTMENT IS DEMANDED.
Archbishop Ireland's views of war strongly
opposed. The A. P. A. bigots roasted. Heroic
measures against Czar Vining. A court to
shield crime. McKinley's bad position, etc. •
During Queen Victoria's absence from Wind
sor an elaborate system of private telephones
was installed at the castle, connecting it with
the postoffice, railway station, Marlborough
House, Buckingham Palace, etc.. and this
system is being extended to the Government
offices, Balmoral Castle and Osborne House.
"THE OVERLAND LIMITED"
via Union Pacific.
nvTV 31^ DAYS TO CHTCAGO-3Vi
"■*•» 41^ DAYS TO NEW YORK-41,4
Pullman double drawing-room sleepers and din
ing-cars, San Francisco to Chicago, dally without
change. Composite buffet smoking and library
cars between Salt Lake City, Ogden and Chicago,
Upholstered Pullman tourist sleepers, San Fran-
I Cisco to Chicago, dally without change, and per
j sonally conducted tonrlst excursions to St. Paul
and Chicago every Friday.
For tickets and sleeping-car reservations apply to
general office, 1 Montgomery street. Steamship
tickets on sale to and from all parts of Europe.
JO. W. HITCHCOCK, General Agent.
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Join our Stanford Excursion, which leaves San
Francisco »l 7 p. it. Thursday, the 2Sth last., via
Northern Pacific uailroad. Special cars, stopping
at the Yellowstone Park. T. K. Suteler. General
Agent, b'3S Market street, S-*a Francisco.
So Safer ok more Efficacious Revkdt can
be had for Coughs, or any trouble of the throat,
than " £rmcn'* BroncAiai Troche*."
Tax fashionable ladies' corrective tonic Is Dr.
Siegert's Angostura Bitters, the renowned SoaU)
FOB SALE BY
Tlios. lap & Sods,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
And Publishers •■Real Estate Circular."
4 Montgomery Street,
TOW t&tsi BClLDlifi, owe. nun.
IVrroanMil *%:*t front of 375 feet; Berry at.: 3
corners: tW&tTft; easr :»>r:tis.
t>*n*oaa* «i-. rut Market: large lot aod brick
tv.HMinc : real *3&0: low prtc*.
l\v>» «! . V »M*, near LeAvers worth ; lain lot and
t^OcttO* »c.l Clay : corner; 55x68:9; rents $106:
f&«Mt atarai »:.. N. side. tx.t. Second »ad
Tt\\»\i W\m\ and couture 6 rooms.
Mkt kMM «: . K. ■»•; unobstructed view; bee
la«vpl *f,a Uvust; 50x127:5; 96000
I'MUrirfc.* wide street: lot 25x100: 51000-
-w« Full*** aad McAllister st. cars. * '
r»ylnc and Other Investment*.
1 lg L* u : ,, b ?" °l«al« lnve*:iawjt; lane
lot and brick outldJne: rents $585- $95 000
Downtown oriels , bulKlin*. renwd to ooe'tsaiu
?; *£» " *- M; 1 ** l «*- X - « *~*«
Rents $26$ 50; price «*°«>: 44 feet front;
Clay st.. near Bansome: large lot and bultdin*
$^a£TMin busia '* a te^Km*^? K^mmar
»«O. $9J,000: oa a progressive s:x«*t X. ol M*r-
£22»*' corn « : Win* #500 a month. *"
$155;#3&ba Gr * Bt aT *" : 23 feet fro 3:: « n "
T^n?.?**" ncr : 2 S feet front; r*n:s *123; near
v k*** 1 , Pedu «^> IOSI9.tHXV
tni "* k Investment; large lot and brick boiid-
hnvSfr, 1 -^- 01 ! 01 on G **"?' *-: 5 0 «»«t front and
mak^eSej?^ b!Ocka troja *«*•»«.! ♦51,500;