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TUESDAY..... JCNH 9, 1896
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
This year California will be solid.
St. Louis will soon, forget all about that
cyclone.
Weyier should go back to Spain to look
after the anarchists.
The Iroquois called it a picnic, but the
braves took their tomahawks alone.
"Wherever there is a walkover on the
programme, there is liable to be a surprise
party.
Every movement at St. Louis will be
lively and every one at Chicago will be
deadly.
Everybody looks to the Republican Na
tional Convention to settle every problem
in sight.
Whatever action is taken at St, Louis
will be cordially ratified by the whole
country.
"Free silver and Grover's record" is the
way the Democrats will fit the war cry to
the straddle.
There will be many stalwart fighters at
the Republican Convention, but they will
not be there to fight.
The Democrats will probably put up
Boies to be defeated this year, on the
ground that he is used to it.
It may be truly said of the Eastern
windstorms that they travel in circles, for
there seems to be no end to them.
It is patriotism to protect the homes of
America, and it is also patriotism to pro
tect the wages that maintain the homes.
About all that Pattison or llussell can
aspire to at Chicago will be that of serving
as a golden tail to soniebod3 r 's silver kite.
It is said that unless all signs fail Con
jrress will adjourn this week, but we have
not heard that any one is betting the odds
on it.
If Cleveland bolts the Democratic party
he will have to go to England. There is
no place in this country for him to break
away to.
The Republicans of Kansas adopted no
plank on the money question. Whatever
is done at St. Louis will be good enough
for them.
The golden promises of fruit crops in the
Kast have begun to fade away, but in Cal
ifornia they are brightening with every
ray of sunshine.
Now is the time to look out for roor
backs and canards, for the silly season
has begun and is setting in with more
than usual severity.
Between the cyclones and th«> floods, life
in the prairie States is a3 full of vicissi
tudes os a melodrama and as uncertain as
a Democratic convention.
The Republican Convention will not
throw away its golden opportunities for
the sake of pleasing a few goldbugs. This
is going to be a bimetallic year.
The Dreibund cannot agree on the Arme
nian question nor on the Cretan question,
and would now be much obliged if some
one would ask another conundrum.
When Congress adjourns and Cleveland
goes fishing, the country will enter upon
its summertime rest and get ready for the
grand march for protection in the fall.
The municipal campaign is some dis
tance off, but the people are already be
ginninc to ask what has become of the
public money and those pledges of econ
omy.
If it be true that the Cubans have en
listed women in their army the defeat of
the Spaniards is easily explained. There
are very few soldiers who can resist a
woman.
The earth whirls through space at the
rate of nineteen miies a second, and even
at th»t rate it hardly moves fast enough
to keep up with the Democratic party
going down bill.
The rapidity with which the Republican
clubs of the State are increasing their
membership is one of the best si<?ns of the
time. It means that Californians are to be
in the van for progress and prosperity.
, As the British expedition up the Nile
has got far enough along to win a victory
over the dervishes, the ice of the campaign
may be said to have been broken, and we
may now look to hear that the expedition
is in hot water.
There will be more trouble and friction
in the movements of the Democratic State
Convention at Sacramento than in the
great Republican National Convention at
St. Louis. The one will come together for
a fight and the other will assemble to or
ganize victory.
The weather record of the prairie States
this season has been something terrific.
Cyclones, tornadoes, cloudbursts and
floods have followed one another with
appalling rapidity, and the destruction of
property has been almost as great as the
cost of a considerable war, while the loss
of life equals that of a great battle.
CONTEMPT OF COURT
The circumstances under which C. ,K.
McClatchy, managing editor of the Sacra
mento Bee, was sentenced by Judge Catlin
to a fine of $500 for contempt of court are
such as t« justly excite comment through
out the State. From the facts as reported
it seems clear the Judge has carried too far
the power of the courts to punish for con
tempt, and has trespassed not only upon
the lawful liberty of the press, but upon
the constitutional rights of citizens.
The facts of the case as published are
these. In the suit of Talmadge vs: Tal
madge, a divorce case being heard in the
Superior Court of Sacramento with open
doors before Judge Catlin, one of the
parties to the suit, C. V. Talmadge. under
cross-examination made charges reflecting
upon an attorney for the other side, who
was cross-examining him. The Bee pub
lished what it claims to have been a fair
and true report of that portion of the
testimony. The next day the attention of
the court was called to the publication,
and the Judge, speaking from the bench,
declared it to be "a grossly false state
ment — a gross fabrication." He added,
moreover: "There was not the slightest
ground in the testimony of Mr. Talmadge
upon which such a statement could be
based."
To this declaration of the Judge the Bee
retorted by affirming the essential truth
of its report, and added: "There is no
paper anywhere that has a higher regard
for fair and impartial courts than has the
Bee, but there is no paper anywhere that
has a supremer contempt for a Judge who
will approve the unmitigated falsehood of
an attorney as Judge Catlin to-day ap
proved the brazen misstatement of Judge
J. B. Devine."
For this "attack on the court" Editor
McClatchy was summoned to answer for
contempt. He claimed the right to prove
that his publication of the testimony was
an accurate and true report. His wit
nesses to prove the fact were the witness
Talmadge who had given the evidence in
dispute and other persons in the court
room who heard it, Judge Catlin, how
ever, refused to accept the evidence. He
would not permit the truth to be proven
or even inquired into, but pronounced
Editor McClatchy guilty of contempt
and subjected him to a fine of $500.
This arbitrary action of the Judge not
only ignored or set aside as of no force
the Barry law restricting courts in
punishing for contempt to such acts as
are committed in the presence of the
court, but also deprived the accused of his
right to justify himself by proving the
truth and fairness of hia publication.
In pronouncing judgment in the case —
the full text of which is published fn the
Bee June 6— the Judge made the curious
remark: "The answer of the defendant in
this case does not present anything in the
way of diminishing or extenuating the
charges. It merely reiterates and justifies
them. ?i Merely justifies them! "What
would Judge Catlin have in bis court?
What is he paid for but to hear evidence
and do justice? When a man can Justify
himself by proving the truth he certainly
has a right to do so, and it is an extremely
arbitrary action on the part of a Judge to
forbid it.
As the Judge icnored the Barry law, it
seems he regards it as unconstitutional.
If the Supreme Court should uphold him in
this it will then be in order to amend the
constitution. The principle of that law is
essential to the liberty of the press and the
risihts of citizens, and Editor McClatchy is
fighting for the common good of all when
he opposes such arbitrary action on the
part of the courts.
THE TAX DODGERS.
A very much needed reform movement
in San Francisco is the organization of a
taxpayers' leacue. There are men who
are honest in the everyday affairs of life,
but who appear to think it no wrons: to
commit perjury to evade paying an honest
debt to the City or State; as a matter of
fact, however, there is no difference be
tween lying out of a debt to an individual
and lying out of a debt to a municipality.
Some men regard ft as an exhibition of
good business sense to undervalue their
property holdings to the Assessor, but, in
fact, it is an exhibition of dishonest pur
pose.
When a railway corporation is assessed
less than 25 per cent of its value as secur
ity for loans the presumption is that it
has deceived the Assessor or the money
lender. In swearing that the Market
street Railway system is worth only $4,
-000,000 when it is to be assessed for taxa
tion, and then swearing thai the property
is ample security for a loan of $17,000,000,
the inference is that an immense amount
of perjury was indulged in. The man who
returns bis personal property at a valua
tion that is two-thirds or four-fifths below
its real value may find consolation enough
in the saving of taxes to justify the act,
but he is. in the inner meaning of the
term, a refugee from justice.
The tax-dodger does not lessen the re
quirements of the Government for
expense money. He merely shifts the
debt he owes the Government to the
shoulders of those who could not, if
they would, and would not if they could,
lie out of it. It is the great middle class
that have to make good the underassess
ments of those who think it smart to rob
the Government, and it is this class that
should inaugurate a taxpayers' league
movement. There is Jaw enough to com
pel the equalization of the burden of
maintaining the government of San Fran
cisco, but it needs an organization that
will see that the law is enforced without
fear or favor.
COME TO CALIFORNIA.
With nearly every day come accounts
of the ravages of the cyclone or the
tornado in the valleys of the Mississippi
and Missouri rivers. It is not surprising,
perhaps, that people will persist in living
in a region that is likely to be storm-swept
any moment, for it is a pretty good agri
cultural country and a very lame percent
age of the people are fairly wejl circum
stanced. Grain crops, however, are not
always certain to escape drought, grass
hoppers, hot winds and the several
other ills that prairies are heir to, but
when ali goes well life tuere is worth
living.
The surprising thing is, though, that
after the people have been caressed by a
blizzard or two; blown up and down and
across the wild, bleak and treeless prairies
by a cyclone: struck two or three times by
lightning, and washed away by a cloud
burst, they do not coma to California,
where the climate is faultless; the air
pure and wholesome; seeding and harvest
time coming without variableness; where
crops are always bountiful, and where
peace, joy and good health come to all
without the asking. The only drawback
to California is that people live so lons
that they are deprived for so many years
of that blissful peace which awaits the
righteous when the mortal coil is shuffled
off.
The people of California overflow with
sorrow when they hear how those who
live beyond the mountains are being storm
swept and grasshopper eaten, and they
are ready with their gold and silver to
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1896.
repair the wrecks of the wild-rushing tor
nado, but they urge those living over there
to come to one of the valleys of the eolden
coast country and live as human beings
may and should live.
TROUBLES OF THE DEMOCRACY
The pronunciamento of Chairman Har
rity of the National Committee, com
manding Democrats everywhere to get
ready to rally to the support of the Chi
cago nominees without stopping to ask
who they are or what they stand for, is
not meeting with the hearty and cheerful
obedience that was expected. The Phila
delphia Record says the Democracy "can
not be spitted and held fast to the wall"
under any and all circumstances. The
Record admits that as to "matters of prin
ciple" the majority should govern, but it
i» quite different when it comes to "mat
ters of fact." and then it clinches its
argument for a bolt if the silver men
control by saying that "there can be no
submission of judgment. When a major
ity shall essay to convert the National
Convention into a Populist ratification
meeting, true Democrats must be counted
out."
The Record points out the predeter
mined course of the single standard wing
of the party if the silver wing shall control
the convention. The Record stands very
close to the administration, and therefore
we may conclude that it speaks by au
thority when it says in effect that the will
of the majority is not always binding.
This is a new Democratic doctrine, but it
aopears to have a good many converts
already, and no douot it will draw still
more to it after the Chicago convention.
The theory of the Cleveland following is
that while as a rule the will of the ma
jority should govern, there may be times
when the majority persists in departing
from the faith, and that at such times the
minority must take the bull by the horns,
so to speak, and rule or ruin. No doubt
Cleveland believes that the party, which
he delivered from its hiding, has fallen
under the baleful influence of such per
sons as ex-Republican Boies and ex-
Democrat Bland, and that no self-respect
ing Democrat would help them turn the
Chicago convention into a Populist ratifi
cation meeting, or be bound in any way to
submit his own sound judgment to the
vaparies of such people. """^
This means that the only way to
prevent a bolt, and hence the destruc
tion of the party, is for the major
ity to submit unconditionally to the will
of the minority. The withdrawal of the
gold standard minority would not mean a
coalition of silver Democrats and Popu
lists. The Populists have aiready de
clared that they will receive recruit 3 from
other parties, but that in no event will
they form a copartnership. Of course, the
Populists could not alone hope to carry
the country, nor could the silver Demo
crats, hence to convert the Chicago con
vention into a Popuiist ratification meet
ing would be the consistent thing to do.
No one sincerely believes that were the
Populists and silver Democrats to consoli
date their forces they could elect their
candidate. But it so happens that the
leaders of the silver movement in the
Democratic party draw their inspiration
from ix desire for personal political prefer
ment, and that the doctrine of free silver
coinage is merely a means to reach the
desired end, and the same is true of the
leaders of the Populist organization.
Thus, it will be seen, there could be no
coalition.
But notwithstanding the contemplated
bolt of the single standard minority of the
Democratic party, and the impossibility
ot an offensive and defensive agreement
between the Democrats and Populists, the
Republican party should prepare for the
coming battls just as though all the oppo
sition parties would be in the field and as
allies. It will not do to trust to anything
for victory but the party's own strength.
There may be one chance in ten thousand
that the Populists, the free silver Demo
crats and the National Silver League will
join their forces under one banner, but if
there be only one chance in a million that
such a combine will be made, it matters
not. Tne Republican party should take
no chances at all.
ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS
Most likely Congress will adjourn to
day. The deficiency bill passed yesterday,
and as that waa the only really important
measure pending no doubt Congressmen
will be seen examining their fences in a
few days. It is unfortunate that the
Nicaragua canal and the Pacific railways
bills could not have been disposed of, but i
on the whole Congress accomplished a '
great deal.
At the opening of the session the Repub
lican majority in tne lower house tried
very hard to relieve the strain upon the
treasury, and passed a most admirable bill
for that purpose, but the Democratic and
Populist members of the Senate refused to
let it go to the President. The Republican
side of Congress is not, therefore, re
sponsible for the inability of the Govern
ment to meet current expenses from rev
enues received by the operation of the
Wilson tariff act. If it shall be found nec
essary to sell more bondß to maintain the
gold leserve before Congress meets next
winter — and tnere will be occasion to se
cure more gold, without a doubt — Demo
cratic and Populist Senators will have to
assume the responsibility of it.
Passing the river and harbor bill over
the President's veto was a jjreat victory
for Republican principles. The party has
always stood for internal improvements,
which, together with a protective tariff,
has raised the Nation to the very front
rank in numerical strength, individual
wealth and National prosperity. In ad
journing, therefore, with so much unfin
ished work on hand there will be no con«
demnation of the Republican majority, for
they did all that could be done for the
country. With a hostile President and an
obstructionist party, composed of Demo
crats and Populists, in the Senate, it was
hard to do much for the people, but after
next March the work of building up the
waste places will be taken up in earnest by
true representatives of the people.
A curious illustration of a waste of food
for lack of transportation is given by the
London Chronicle in the statement that
last season on the coast of Essex 2000 tons
of sprats were sold for manure at a shilling
a hundredweight, when they .were selling
in London for ten times that sum. It is
believed that electric roads connecting
the metropolis with the coast will stop the
waste and provide the people with cheaper
food.
If Judge Catlin of Sacra mento is right
in declaring what is known as the Barry
law of 1891 to be unconstitutional, then
the constitution must be amended. The
principle of that law is essential to the
liberty of the press and the rights of men.
A constitution which denies it is a con
stitution unworthy of an American com*
monwealth.
In the cases now being tried against
Siebe for the assessments made of the
property of Judge Wallace and the Market
street Railway, it would seem there ought
to be a fair chance for honest men to get
their dues of just assessments hereafter.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Allen P. Brown, a rich Philadelphian, who
has recently been at a notable dinner in Paris
at which sat Bartholdi of the Bartholdi statue,
New York, Eiffel of the Eiffel tower, and other
great men connected with the world's exposi
tion of 1900, is at the Occidental Hotel.
He says the work at Paris is going on rapidly
and that there is no doubt that the exposi
tion will immeasurably surpass any and all
others in the world. He said yesterday:
"I found that France was giving much atten
tion to preparations for the exposition. It is
understood thai two palaces will be substituted
for the Palais de I'lndustrie.
"The extension of the exposition grounds to
the Champs Elysecs, with a bridge constructed
over tne Peine, has been virtually decided
upon. A French syndicate and the city ol
Paris have united to carry these projects into
Allen P. Brown, Now Here, Who Dined With Bartholdi, Eiffel and Other Great
Frenchmen, and Learned Strange Details of the Exposition of 1900.
[Sketched from life by a "CcUi" artist.]
effect. This will be incidentally advantageous,
tor it opens an avenue which will require the
demolition of, many old structures, at the end
of which the golden dome of the Invalides
Church would spring into view from the
Cbamps Elysees. So far ii looks practical and
would remain as a last great monument to the
already existing embellishments of the city.
The opening of such a street in a crowded
metropolis is a gigantic undertaking, and
after the colossal work of Mansard, Haussman,
Eiffel and others nothing would seem to brook
the audacity of the French architects.
"Invitations have already gone out to all the
nations of the world, and, whether choice or
necessity makes exhibitors, all without par
tiality or distinction have been asked to join
France in commemorating the close of the
century, with good will from every order and
condition of man. and in signalizing the ad
vent of the year 1900 with the crowning efforts
and .'products of Christendom.
"The only question is, wbetner the exhibi
tion shall be held on both banks of the Seine.
"It is proposed to bring all the converging
lines of transportation— express and freights—
as near to the center of the city as possible.
The cost of this will be 75,000.000 franca or
$15,000,000. It is proposed to raise the
money by the Government issuing directly
lottery bonds without any indorsement or
guarantee.
"The French are noted for grand coups, and
we shall see how they will startle us by the ad
vances they have made in the eleven years
from the time of the last Paris exposition.
The people are living in expectation, and the
tradesfolk of the nation, who reach ou^ after
the money expended by visitors, are exuberant.
The tramways and buses of Paris will be
taxed to their utmost in the carriage of pas
sengers during such a popular influx, and if i t
Is amous? the possibilities to equip and furnish
the projected tubular underground electric
tramway as planned by BtrHer from the Bois
de Vincennea to the Bois <ie Boulogne, all dif
ficulties in this regard will have vanished.
"The road will ext 'nd more than eleven
miles in length and will be accessible from
eighteen stations. It will pass through one of
the most densely populated sections of Paris,
viz.: Place de Bastile, Rue dv Louvre, Palais
Royal, Rue de Castiglione, Place Victor Hugo,
Gare ac Lyon, Place dc la Concorde, Avenue de
i'Alma, Arc de Triomphe, etc., and will be one
of the municipal engineering triumphs of the
time. The purification of the water of the
Seine is one of the reforms which is occupying
the health bureau, and which will also im
prove the sanitation of both banks of the river.
One hundred millions of francs have been ap
propriated by the city. The system employed
is intricate. It Is culled the bonclier or shield,
and is worked by hydraulic pressure. 1 '
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
POPULISTS AND SILVER.
As to Democratic Free-Silver Nominees at
Chicago.
To the Editor of the Han Francisco Call—Sw.
In the judgment of candid and intelligent
men of all political parties the Populist vote
now numbers not less than 3,000,000, and an
estimate baaed on the gains in Oregon would
make it 4,0yp,000 at least. But let us assume
for present use that the*»traight Popuiist
vote will not exceed 2,000,000, though any
politician who bases calculationson that figure
will get badly left in his reckoning and his
error will come home to plague him in his day
of disappointment.
At the present moment the question is anx
iously debated by silver men in both parties,
as well as by gold men, "Can the Populists be
induced to indorse the nominees of the Chi
cago Democratic National Convention if the
nominees are well-known free-silver men, such
as Buies, Sibley and Tillinan, and the platform
adopted is a plain and uncompromising de
mand for the free and unlimited coinage of
silver at the old find well-tried ratio of 16 to 1,
without waiting for the alliance or consent of
any other nation?" It is the purpose of this
letter to lay the foundation for a fair and re
liable answer to the foregoing question.
The importance of a reliable answer be
comes manifest when it is conceded that a
solid union of all the honest and earnest sil
ver forces ih necessary to secure a certain vic
tory at the polls next November for free coin
age. Populisms realize the undeniable fact
quite as well us other silver men do, and for
this reason they made open and honest over
tures more than six months ago to all silver
men in all other parties lor a complete and
honorable union of the silver forces on joint
candidates, with sepnrate and independent
but not antagonistic platforms. Unconditional
silver men in the old parties, who place
country above silver and silver above party,
at once accepted the overtures made by the
Populists for such a union, and, by concerted
action, after due no»ice, met in the city of
Washington on January 23 last, adopted a
broad National platform on the whole money
issue— not merely a free silver single plank
platform — and then effected n preliminary Na
tional organization, selected Dr. J. J. Mott of
North Carolina as National chaiiman and is
sued a call for a National convention based on
that platform, and fixed the same time and
place for the nominating convention as that
of the Populists, namely: July 22 in St. Louis.
Naturally enough the old parties ignored
this proposed union of silver forces on joint
candidates as much as possible; but it gained
headway so rapidly that it soon became a
serious menace to the old method of conduct
ing a National Campaign, aud when it became
an accepted lact that the gold men would con
trol the Republican party, although for a
blind to the public a show of distrust of llc-
Kinley and a sham opposition to him by the
gold men was kept u>\ it was apparent to all
men who are intelligent enough" to vote un
derstandingly that to have two gold candi
dates for the Presidency belore the people -
■was bad politics and midsummer madness,
and so it was arranged by our real rulers—
the money lords— to let the silver men in the
Democratic- party control their National Con
vention at Chicago, and thus divide the silver
forces and, if possible, thus also prevent any
reunion of silverites and Populists at St. Louis.
This brief, retrospect brings us fairly to the
present moment, and face to face with a criti
cal situation in the affairs of our country.
Candor compels the admission that the gold
men are at present masters of the situation.
They will all vote the Republican ticKet. Like
Jay Gould with railroad politics, they are Hill
Democrats in Democratic States and Wolcott
Republicans in Republican States, but in all
States they are for gold. There Is no lack of
union nor good eeneralship In the gold rants,
while there is lamentable lack of union and
even third-rate generalship in the silver
ranks.
To complete the statement of the present sit
uation, it must be set down here with all possi
ble emphasis that the gold men have for years
beeu quietly getting ready for the fiual con-
flict, which now seems inevitable in the pres
ent campaign of 1896 between the concen
trated wealth and the unorganized industrial
and commercial forces of the country, by gain
ing control through ownership of all the chief
avenues of intelligence by which public opin
ion is molded, including the great daily
newspapers, the leading magazines, the reli
gious journals and larinere' papers; and
by founding great universities, gaining
seats as regents in our State univer
sities, with power to discharge any
professor who dares to teach the new econom
ics and whose heart yearns for the welfare of
the common people, and finally by becoming
the main support of the churches bo ps to
check any undue expression of sympathy with
the struggling masses by the high-salaried
"preachers of righteousness," who too of'en
seem inclined to inculcate contentment "with
whatsoever lot the Lord in his providence"
has seen fit vg assign "the poor whom we are
always to have with us."
Vnder these adverse conditions is there any
Jiope that the industrial or commercial inter
ests of our country, represented by tne free-sil
ver forces, can be united? Cau they be united
on the nominees of the Democratic Convention
at Chicago if they are free-silver men on a
free-silver platform? I can only say now that
out of not less than 2,000,000 straight Popu
liit or People's party voters they wili;not get a
single vote, and in my next letter I will give
convincing reasons for making this unquali
fied statement. Joseph Asbvry Jonhson.
11 E— ex street, San Francisco.
TO MY CYCLE.
Dear other self, so silent, swift and sur^
My dumb companion of delightful <Jay»,
Might fairy flng rs from thy orbit rays
Of steel strike music, aa tbe go is of yor*
From reed orsheli, what melodies would pour
On my glad e«rs: what son us of woodland ways,
Of summer's wealth of corn, or the sweet lays
Of April's budding preen; while evermore
IVe twain, one living taint;, flash like the light
Down the long trackfl that stretch from sky to sky.
Thou liast thy music, too; what time the noon
Beats sultry on broad roads, when, gathering
niaht.
We drink the keen-edged air: or, darkling, fly
'Twixt hedgerow* blackened by a mystic moon.
— Adriel Vere, in tfce London Spectator.
DAINTY NIGHTGOWN OR LOUNG
ING ROBE.
The charming gown shown here shows the
impress of the Empire style. It is a model nted
both for lounging robes and nightdresses. For
the latter it may be made of a variety of
fabrics from muslin or flannelette to china
silk. In the latter material it is shown for
trousseaux trimmed with butter-colored or
white lace; ribbons of bright but delicate
tones are run through the lace which confines
the front below the bust.
A very dainty gown in nainsooK had trim
mings of narrow yellow Valenciennes lace
with bands of fine Hamburg: embroidery.
Colored lawns and batistes with white em
broidery or lace, either white or yellow, are
very dainty. The batistes especially will be
found quite satisfactory, for they launder
beautifully.
A lounging robe of twilled French flannel of
a medium pink, is dainty with trimmings of
white lace with blue ribbons run under. A
violet and white checked flannel with white
lace and violet ribbons is another pretty com
bination.
A gown of pink and green striped wool had
the square yoke top of green satin ribbon, with
(rills of pink chiffon.
' One hi the daintiest creations in the way of
a lounging robe was seen in an elaborate trous
seau. It was of white flannel. The square
yoke waa of white satin ribbon, with a border
of sable on either edge, anil at the outer edge a
frill of white chiffon hung. The belt was of
white ribbon.
NOT THIS TIME
Bodie Mining Index.
Republicans seldom poll their vote. They
split up into "isms" and "ists," while Demo
crats pull together like a well broke raule
team, which explains bow they are able to
elect a minority President.
PERSONAL.
E. 8. Baker of Topeka, Kans., is in town.
Frank A. Stone of Seattle is at the Palace.
James H. Kirk of Nogales, Ariz., is in town.
Louis P. Wardle of Virginia, Nev., is in
town.
General T. B. Bunting of Santa Cruz is in
the City.
Frank A. Miller of Riverside was among yes
terday's arrivals here.
H. G. Rowland, a merchant of Puyallnp,
Wafh., has arrivea here.
Colonel J. B. Hammond, a wealthy resident
01 Portland, is at the Palace.
J. Humphrey, a miner of Gold Bar, Oregon,
is among recent arrivals bere.
Alex Neilson, one of the owners of the Union
Iron Works, Sacramento, is in town.
R. B. Can field, the land-owner and business
man, of Santa Barbara, is on a visit here.
W. 0. Chapman, a Dusinees man of Tacoma,
is at the Palace, accompanied by his wife.
J. H. Sloan, a newspaper man of Santa Fe, N«
Ilex,, is at the Palace, accompanied by hit wife.
E. Downs, proprietor of the Wilson Hotel,
Salem, Or., is registered at tae Cosmopolitan
Hotel.
H. Bnrrows, a, prominent resident of Port
land, Or., is staying at the Cosmopolitan
Hotel.
Dr. William R. Cocfirane of Philadelphia, ac
companied by Mrs. Cocaraoe, is at the Occi
dental.
W. Jacobson, a wealthy young business man
of Salt Lake City, is a guest at the Cosmopoli
tan Hotel.
M. J. Wright of Sacramento, ex-Surveyor of
the Port here, ia on a visit to the City, and
is at the Grand.
Colonel Ely E. Weir of Chicago, president of
the largest match company in the United
States, is at the Occidental.
W. W. Burton, a society man and real estate
dealer of Santa Barbara, came up from the
south yesterday for a tnree days' visit with
friends in this City.
D. D. Davidson of Sonoma, who has been
here for several days in the interest of a oele
bration to commemorate the raising of the
Bear flag at Sonoma, left for his home yester
day.
Dr. Michel Revon, philanthropist and editor
ot the leading Polish paper of the country,
who has been studying the civilization of
Japan for some time past, and who arrived
here Saturday, has gone to New York and
Washington.
Tracy Russell, the Stanford baseball catcher,
who graduated at Palo Alto lait year, has re
turned to bis home in this City for a three
months' vacation, having successfully com
pleted a year's work in the College of Physi
cians and Surgeons In New York City.
W. B. Wilshlre, president of the Wilshire Safe
and Lock Company, formerly of this City, and
now of Los Angele.s, is hero on a visit. He says j
the building permits issued by Los Angeles are i
more numerous now than at this time last
year. The value of the buildings is not quite
up to last year, but there are many more real* i
dences. A large new hotel, the Van Nuys, i
with nearly 300 rooms.will be finished in time
for the winter business.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, N. V., June B.— At the Grand—
N. D. Hodges; Holland— X. Maddox, E. Mc-
Cutchen; Astor—H. E. Smith; Broadway Cen
tral—J. H. Taylor; Grand Union— F. WaUon;
Marlborough— Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Wolf, Miss
E. Wolf; Albert- W. B. Van Vorhees.
DESERVES SUCCESS.
Vancouver Kegister.
The San Francisco Daily Call, the leading
daily newspaper of the Pacific Coast, has de
clared for woman suffrage. Friends of equal
rights on this coast will rejoice in the fact that
they have secured the aid of so able and fear
less a champion of their cause. The Call is a
leader, not a follower. It waits not for others
to mold public opinion and then trim sail to
catch the popular breeze. It takes advanced
ground as a great metropolitan newspaper and
hews its way lo success by sturdy blows for
the ritrht. .The Call is a champion of free coin
age of silver and has the bravery to stand by
its colors regardless of the immense pressure
now being made throughout the country to
coerce the rank and file of the Republican
party into tne adoption of the British gold
standard system of finance.
The Call has opened its columns to a fair
and impartial hearing of the principles advo
cated by the People's ptirty, and this last move
in espousing the cause of equal rights regard
less of existing public sentiment confirms to it
the title of a great, independent newspaper.
The Register hopes to see The Call stand un
flinchingly during the coming campaign for
the party which champions the cause of free
coinage of silver, greenbacks and no further
issue of bonds. This is the |.aramount issue of
importance before the people, and mere party
success is a consideration secondary and triv
ial compared with the triumph of the above
principles. THE Call surely deserves thesplen
did success it is achieving in the field of
National journalism.
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE.
Sigrnor Crispi will shortly undergo a surgi
cal operation at Naples, as the cataract in bis
eyes is spreading.
There is a rumor in Vienna that ex-Ktng
Milan of Servia is coming to Ame rica to begin
life over again as a gentleman farmer.
Among the students graduated this year by
the Baltimore University Law School waa ex-
Judge George W. Lindsay, who has just cele
brated big seventieth birthday.
Mrs. Ellen Spencer Muwey, who is making a
reputation as a lawyer in Washington, is the
widow of the late General R. D, Mussey, who
make a creditable record in the civil war.
One of the guests at the ceremony of unveil
jng the statue of General William Henry Har
rison in Cincinnati on Saturday was Bernard
McDonald of Grant County, Ind., now more
than 80 years old, who acted as pallbearer at
the funeral of General Harrison.
The birth of a son to Count William Bis
marck is a very welcome fact to the family of
the ex-Chancellor. There are plenty of grand
daughters, but for a long wnile it looked as if
there would be no male descendant of the
third generation to transmit the name of the
principal branch of the house.
Jt is said that James Lafitte Smith, a clerk in
the Washington Postoffice, is the postoffice
clerk who sold the first postage stamp and the
first stamped envelope ever issued by this
Government, and who registered th« flm
letters that were presented for registry when
that system of mail protection was Introduced
in the United States. He entered the post
office as a clerk in 1847, and is now 79 years
old.
CURRENT HUMOR.
He— lt seems to me that, under certain cir
cumstances, a minister mignt be justified in
using another minister's sermon.
ghe— Under what circumstances?
He— Well, for Instance, if it wa» a very short
sermon.— Puck.
Dyer— What is your business, may I ask?
Boorish Stranger— l'm a gentleman, sir. That
is my business.
Dyer— Ah! You have failed, I see.— Truth.
Emperor William's latest freak, that of ap
pointing the chief kfttle drummer of the Ber
lin opera, on his retirement after fifty years'
service in that arduous post, to be "Royal
Chamber Musician," is numbered among the
oddest of hia Majesty* many odd actions.
"This here new light of Edison's would be a
good thing to hey in hotels, I'm thinking," re
marked Mr. Hayseed as he blew out the gas.
"I wonder if I shall live to see it."— Chicago
Dispatch.
Teacher— And how, James, was the hosiery
made in former days ?
James— Don't know.
Teacher— Nest!
The Next— Er— er— er—
Teacher— Next!
The Next— Dunno.
Teacher— Master, Flipp, do you know?
Master Flipp— Nit. (Is Bent to the head.)—
Judge.
"I presume you carry a memento of some
sort in that locket of yours?"
"Precisely. It is a lock or my husband's
hair."
"But your husband is still alive."
"Yes, but his hair is all gone."— Hartford
Times.
THE POOR ARE SNUBBED
Dr. Warren Scores Churches
That Have No Needy Com
municants.
Rev. F. H. Mooar Expresses Strong
Disapproval of the New
Bible.
At the Presbyterian Ministerial Union
yesterday a paper was read by Rev. J. B.
Warren. D.D., of Berkeley on "TheDea
conate." The speaker said tbat the office
of deacon has to a great extent fallen into
disuse in Presbyterian churches and that
deacons have only a nominal existence.
"v" v "It is true that in a few churches dea
cons are employed in the Christ-liKe work
of using the alms of the church for the re
lief of its poor communicants, and not
only carrying to them financial help but
spiritual aid and comfort. It is true also
that in the reports of sessions it is not in
frequently said that needy communicants
would be relieved if there. were any in
their churches, but there were none such
among them. As the deacons have been
reduced to the narrow duty of attending
to the poor, if there are no poor and suf
fering brethren in the congregation, what
is the use of having deacons?"
Dr. Warren said he shrank from enter
ing into the question of how far the
churches were to blame for the appalling
fact that the poor and needy are seldom
found among their members. "It will
not do to say that the poor are welcome if
they come, they are not welcome and they
know it. Should one enter a city cnurch
in his rough dress be is instantly oeasured
by the brisk usher ana coldly placed in
some back seat, wnile the next stranger,
if well-dressed, is politely ushered into
Mrs. Society's pew. It will not do to say
the poor need not pay pew rent and can
sit in the galleries. These are wordd and
three-fourths of those who utter them
would not recognize or welcome a really
poor man if he should come to church.
The speaker expressed his belief that
this state of thines would end if deacons
were assigned more active duties. He de
cried the idea of having trustees who
were not church members and urged the
handing over to the deacons of all the tem
poral affairs of the church.
In discussing the paper, Elder T. B.
Roberts denied that the poor are neglected
in the churches. Rev. J. Clark said that
the poor came to the churches in rags, but
such is the elevating influence of the
gospel that they did not remain in rags.
Rev. J. Gumming Smith thought it was
the duty of the churches to look after the
poor *'nd 10 see that there were fewer poor.
Rev. Mr. Harris, a visitor from Chicago,
objected to the dictating!* of the wealthy
members of congregations.
Congregational Club.
The Congregational Monday Club, which
grew smaller by degrees and beautifully
less during the trouble in the First Church,
is now showing signs of resumed vitality.
There was quite a large attendance of
members in the parlors of the Grand Hotel
yesterday morning, many prominent Con
gregational pastors, both from this City
and across the bay, bein:» present.
A paper was read by Rev. F. H. Mooar of
Niles on the "New Bible," now in process
of publication under the direction of Pro
fessor Paul Haupt of Johns Hopkins Uni
versity. The speaker argued in favor of
the Bible now in use. "Why must the
Bible, the good old Bible, go? Has the
worla outgrown Its precious words? Has
the time come that we need another?
Must this good old book follow the wake
of human- things that need remodeling?"
A number of arguments were used to
prove the needlessness of the revised
edition of the Bible. The spirit in which
the work is being undertaken was also
decried. ''The new Bible is to upset the
old teachings and promises revelations
that will astonish: the world. I While we
welcome light we cannot see the word of
God itself brought into question."
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Sir Edwin Arnold would like to gee in all
Christian governments a minister of state
charged with the interests of birds, beasts and
tiisbes. ____^__^________
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Leaves Jrrancisco Thursday, June 11. at 10
a. m. via Salt Lake City-Denver, thence Burling
ton route. The entire California and Nevada dele
gations have aceommoda' ions on this tr in. Hate
to st. Louis and return, $67 &0. Bertns for this
train must be secured at olliceof Burlington route,
32 Moutgomery st.
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the Republican Convention can secure ticket* re
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Smith— Old Dr. Pills' sou is matins ducks
and drakes out of the fortune that his father
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Jones— Well, what else could you expect?
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Crystal Glass Berry Sets, per set, 25c, 35c,
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Table Tumblers, per set, 20c, 25c, 30c.
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