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Telephone Maln-1874 BRANCH OFFICES: 830 Montgomery street, corner Clay: open until • ■SO o'clock. 339 Hayes street: open until 9:30 o'clock. 713 Lbrkin street: open until 9:30 o'clock. fe\V. corner Sixteenth and Mission %tret;tß; open until 9 o'clock. 2518 Mission street : open nntll 9 o'clock. 119 Math street; open until 9 o'clock. OAKLAND OFFICE: 808 Broadway. EASTERN OFFICE Rooms 81 and 32, 34 Tark Row, New York City. DAVID M. FOLTZ, Special Agent- TUESDAY. ..JUNE SO, 1896 THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL. PATRIOTISM, PROTECTION and PROSPERITY. FOB PKESIDKNT- WILLIAM McKINLET, or Ohio tUB VIOF-PRKBIDKXT- GARRET A. HOBART, of New Jersey ELKCTIOX XOVEMBKR 3. 18flfi. McKinley accents. The campaign has full steam on. Once more we remind you to register. The whole country is snouting for pro tection. Join a Republican club and keep up with the music. The man, the platform and the masses are in accord. It is now time to make ready for the Fourtn of July in earnest. It looks like either Bland or Boies, but it may be some other feliow. Democracy at Chicago will resolve a good deal but dissolve altogether. Cleveland may at least boast that he elevated his party about as high as Gil deroy's kitej^ The nearer the time comes for Democ racy to act, the more it feels like moving for a continuance. Every Democrat has a plan for harmon izing his party by kicking out every fellow who doesn't agree with him. A great many Democrats are not waiting for the Chicago fiasco before coming out for McKinley and protection. The enthusiasm displayed at Canton was an evidence of what is felt by work ingmen throughout the Union. Every intelligent man knows that work and wages is the chief issue of the cam paign, and all of them will vote that way. In preparing for the Democratic con vention Chicago should lay in an extra supply of doctors who Know how to cure fits. The .Southern Pacific of Kentucky will take notice that the people of California are still watching the funding-bill in iquity. If the i>eroocrats do not look out they will make of their convention as .big a failure as Cleveland made of his adminis tration. The modern pugilist is useful in many ways. When he is not promoting a char ity, he is elevating the siageor reviving baseball. The speeches delivered yesterday by WcKinley ana Thurston were about all the Republican party really needs for cam paign documents in this canvass. The people are tired of destructive parties and will vote this year for the only party which can build up American in dustry ana reconstruct prosperity. Populism may gather up the fragments of Democracy after the people have smashed it in November, but the gather ing vrill be hardly worth the trouble. The farmers of the San Joaquin have begun to profit by the competing railroad, and now every section of California knows how to make the Southern Pacific drop its extortion. When we have wages for the working men and revenues for the Government, the money question will be easily settled, and the Republican party can be counted on to settle it right. A vote taken by the American Agricul turist among its readers shows that the farming community is largely in favor of McKinley and protection, and the demand of the voters was almost unanimous for a restoration of reciprocity. Judge Riddle of San Jose sized up the Presidential situation from a Populist point of view very neatly the other day by saying the Populist party is big enough for Stnator Teller to walk into if he wishes, but the Senator is not big enough for the party to get into even if it crawls. Senator Thurston stated the pimple truth in Maying to McKinley: "Your nomination has been made in obedience to a popular demand whose universality and spontaneity attest the affection and confidence of the plain people of the United States. By common consent you are their champion." That tells the whole story. When the notification committee reached Canton, a rainstorm was imminent, but as McKinley stepped from his doorway the sun burst through the clouds and banished the fears of the people. It was a superb symbol of the political situation. When McKiniey comes to the White House all the clouds that bang over us shall vanish and the period of prosperity begin. M'KINLEY'S ACCEPTANCE. In his informal acceptance of the nomi nation for President of the United States by the Republican pariy yesterday, Mr. McKiiiley sounded the keynote of the campaign. He said: "Oar domestic trade must be won back end our idle working men employed in gaiuful occupation at American wages." * * * "Protection and reciprocity, twin measures of a true American policy, should again corcmand the earnest encouragement of the Govern ment at Washington." What else could the candidate of the Republican party — the party that stands for all the people — have said? Standing there the representative of an overwhelm ing majority of the people of the United States, and seeing wreck and ruin in all the channels of production, he could not have done otherwise than tell the people that ttie first wort in hand should be to restore the highways of commerce and in dustry that all the people might again have opportunity to participate in profit able employment. Undoubtedly Mr. McKinley is in close touch with the hearts and minds of the people. As if by inspiration he voiced the cry of the people when he said "protection and reciprocity should again command the encouragement of the Government at Washington," only that the people said "3hall" instead of "should." The people demanded that they be sustained, encour aged and defended against encroachment of outside peoples upon their right to go in pursuit of happiness and prosperity in their own land, and they now have the sincere promise of an honorable man that it shall be so- That is all Mr. McKinley or any other man could have said under such circum stances. A committee of the National Convention had informed him, not only of his nomination, but what the people wculd require at his hands when he as sumed the direction of the affairs of the Nation. Mr. McKinley cheerfully pledged his Donor and his manhood that he should obey the will of the people — the more cheerfully because what the people want was in full harmony with what he knows they should have, and which it will be a pleasure to him to help them to receive. And now the battie-cry is heard and it gives ontno uncertain sound — "Protection and reciprocity" and "Employment at American wages." The highest and best interests of Americans are involved in the struggle for supremacy between the party that has made waste places everywhere and the party of rescue. It should not take any one lonjj to decide where he will be found when the lines are fully drawn. There is, indeed, no middle ground. There is the question of prosperity and the question of enforced idleness and con sequent poverty. Every voter must take sides. He must be for prosperity or for poverty. "Choose ye this day whom ye wili serve." But there is work for the Republican party to do. Every Republican in Cali fornia who is physically able should attacn himself to a club, league or organi zation of some other kind. There should be felt the touch of shoulders all over the State, and that sincere enthusiasm which defies obstructions in the way should abound. Let every Republican feel it to be his personal duty to see that every other Republican in his community is in line. A mighty work is in hand, and the salvation of the country will be the re ward if the work is well done. COMING EVENTS. One week from to-day trouble will be gin in Chicago, and meanwhile let it not Be forgotten that Grover Cleveland has never said that he would uot accept the nomination. This is not the age of prophecy, but straws indicate the course of the wind, just as they always have. The suspicion is growing that in the event the convention declares unqualifiedly for free-silver coinage at 16 to 1, without wait ing for even an effort in the direction of international co-operation, Cleveland wili accept the nomination of the gold-stand ard wing, not that he would expect to carry many States, if indeed a single one, but merely to preserve the party organiza tion. It may seem a little queer that the minority should undertake to save and protect something that it is not in posses sion of, but nothing could be surer than the disintegration of the majority sooner or later. For many years the Democratic party has made free trade the center and circumference of its National policy, just as the Republican party has made protec tion to our industries the chief stone of the cornerof its purpose, and neither party could go forward upon a secondary propo sition and long maintain its organization. Mr. McKinley will be elected, of course, because he holds aloft the central idea of his party's principles — protection. The nominee of the Chicago convention will sustain a more disastrous defeat than he would if his party held fast to free trade as the issue of paramount importance. No political party, preacher or newspaper can depart from the fundamental princi ples of its or his faith and doctrine and stem the current of public condemnation. One may abandon one's faith or doctrine for another, but he must leave behind the foundation and the capstone of that which he quits. Mr. Cleveland knows that the majority wing of his party could not survive defeat, because it would go into the battle for a single purpose, and when that failed there would be utter destruction on the field and the cause itself would be utterly lost forever. Cleveland coald, better than any other man, lead the minority, which is, in fact, the real Democratic party, away from the pitfalls which Boies, Bland, Altgeld and others are digging, and when they are buried in pits of their own digging there would be a large and strong nucleus round which to rebuild — strong because it would be in possession of the basic and, there fore, the paramount principle of the party, which is free trade. Whether Mr. Cleve land is sufficiently in love with the princi ples of nii party to make so great a sacri fice is the question, but events the past few days would eeem to indicate that he is willing to do it. It is sincerely to be hoped thac he may, the more so because no one now believes that coalition between the several political organizations that are risking the country's life and the life of their own party existence upon the hazard of a sinle die can be effected. Let Mr. Cleveland lead the free-trade hosts, for the issue is protection or free trade and upou that the battle must be fought. SPAIN'S NEW LOAN. There is no sense at all in trying to see a deep conspiracy against the United States in the loan that Spain has succeeded in placing with the Rothschilds. Cer tainly the Rothschilds would not have loaned Spain $20,000,000 had any European nation objected, but there is no reason why there should be objection to letting Spain have all the money she can possibly borrow, nor is there any reason why some of our fellow-citizens should go into spasms over it. It is the business of the Rothschilds to loan money, and as the security they exact is a matter between lender and borrower, tnere is no occasion THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1896. for some or any of our people bothering their heads over the affair. Spain was largely in debt to European bankers before this loan was floated, and should she go to the wall after the manner of a commercial firm great loss would fall upon her credi tors, but for all that we need lose no sleep on that account. A little common-sense is a (rood thing to weave into our conclu sions about Spain and Cuba. It is safe to conclude that every mon archy on the face of the earth would like to see Spain subjugate Cuba, but it is a very different thing to join Spain in a war with the United States. It would be much cheaper to let Spain go into bankruptcy and be 6old out than to put up money to maintain a mere sentiment. Besides, the powers of Europe know that the United States is not huntimr for islands nor con tinents to annex, and that their own out lying territory is quite safe. They know that this country sympathizes with the Cubans in their struggle for separation from the mother country, but they are not afraid that this country will give the Cubans official aid unless Spain provokes it or the insurgents demonstrate their ability to maintain themselves as an inde pendent community. It is no secret in Europe that the people of this country are firm in the belief that the Cuban revolution cannot be put down by Bpain; that it is only a question of time when the Republic of Cuba will be recognized by all the nations, including Spam, and that the time has come for the President of the United States to officially declare the will of the people by proclama tion to the effect that the Cubans have fully earned belligerent rights. But mean while, if Spain can borrow money on her silver mines, let her do it. It is none of our business if she can dupe the Roths childs. Let us not be "too previous." SENATOR TELLER'S MISTAKE. One would not have to dig very deep to discover the meaning of Senator Thurs- ton's wordß when speakine of Senators Teller and Dubois at Cleveland the other day. He said: "It is rather significant that these two Senators were the only ones to bolt, and that they were both up for re election in silver communities. Those who did not bolt were not up for another term." It certainly is unfortunate for Tel ler especially that he should have found it necessary to bolt at so inopportune a time. In all his political life Mr. Teller has been a leader among the champions of protec tion and whatever else was thoroughly American. His defense of the early in terpretation of the Monroe doctrine, and his appeais for a strong ana pronounced foreign policy in the Senate during its last sitting were vigorous and logical. In view of all this there will be more or less suspicion, whether really well founded or not, that Mr. Teller made up his mind that his own political success was of moro consequence to himself than the success of his party. Undoubtedly Mr. Teller will be his own successor in the Senate, for all parties in Colorado are for free silver; not only so, but his party, which is master of the situ ation when party lin^s are drawn, has practically made him dictator until the silver question is settled. The Angel Gabriel could not be elected Senator from Colorado on a platform that did not sub ordinate every interest and need of the country to free-silver coinage at the present ratio. Undoubtedly Mr. Teller is well acquainted with public sentiment in his State, ana when It came to giving up the Republican party or retiring to private life his moral courage failed him and he chose the epaulets of office instead of the glory of consistency. No one doubts Mr. Teller's sincerity on the silver question, but the wonder is that so wise a man could noUsee that the party of the people of the United States were determined to first restore their industries and attend to the other needs of tiie Na tion afterward. For nearly three years that has been the central idea of the rank and file of the Republican party, and their will was forcibly and distinctly set forth in the platform which they sent delegates to St. Louis to formulate. It is certainly unfortunate for Mr. Teller that he did not sacrifice the senatorship for the principles of the party which he helped to establish forty years ago, and whose prin ciples have never changed, except that they have broadened and deepened, but upon the original lines. He certainly must have known that the Populists would not take a high protectionist, which he is, but a free-trader and paper-money fiatist, which he is not. He knew, too, that he could not if he would and would not if he could turn Democrat and accept the Chicago nomination. It must be that the temptation to secure another term in the United Slates Senate was too great for him to resist; NEW YORK IGNORANCE. Senator Tillman a few days ago told a New York audience they were more igno rant of the conditions of the United States than any other class of American people. He explained his remark by say ing that New York residents derive their information of the West and the South from the newspapers of that city and these newspapers come much nearer represent ing the opinion of England than a true Americanism. Tillman's words were not absolutely ac curate. The Senator from South Carolina, like every. other demagogue, prefers to say strong things rather tban things which are true. Nevertheless, the statement of the Senator has at least a substratum of truth. If divided into three parts it would be found it was not all gall. One third of it at least was as near the plain truth concerning New York as the news papers of that city, ever come to telling the truth about other sections of the Union. If any proof were needed of the sub stantial accuracy of Tillman's charge con cerning the ignorance of New Yorkers in regard to their own country it could be found in a recent number of the New Yorlc Commercial Advertiser. This journal, which circulates among the more intelli gent people of the metropolis, and repre sents fairly well the opinion of the wealth, the culture and t tie business of the city, recently in an elaborate article on the political situation and its effect on Wall street, said: "The fact ia, and the sooner intelligent people realize it the better, that a large section of the country lying chiefly south of Mason arid Djxon's line and west of the Mississippi River is peopled by men who are unfitted in many respects, or at least in some respects, to exercise the full fran chise of citizenship of the United States." When a journal enjoying the repute of the Commercial Advertiser publishes state ments of that kind what are we to think of the intelligence of the community where it circulates? Certainly Till man was right in charging them with being tiie most ignorant of their own country men of any people in America. New York City with her Tammany Hall voters rising up to declare that the people west of the Mississippi River are unfitted to exercise the franchise of citizenship is a picture to amuse both men and angels. IT this is not ignorance raised by self conceit to the height of impudence what is it? When the people of the great West are not better fatted to exercise the full fran chise of citizenship of the United States than the denizens of the Blums of New York, who back up by their votes the boodier* of Tammany Hall and the brokers of Wall street, patriots may be pardoned if they begin to despair of the Republic. In the meantime if the leading newspapers of New York intend to be of any service to their readers they had better begin telling the truth about the West and the South. Such statements as the one quoted make no friends for any body. They are better suited for British readers than for Americans of any class, and the fact that they find credence among New Yorkers fully justifies the strongest things Tillman said of their ignorance. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. FREE SILVER AND WHEAT. Reasons for Believing thk Free Coinage of Silver Would Benefit Wheat Growers. Editor The Call : Will you kindly allow me space for a fsw words in reply to Mr. -Heenan's communication wherein he contends that the remonetization of silver would lessen rather than increase the price of wheat? Mr. Heenan evidently loses sight of the fact that an ounce of silver bullion, worth now about 67 cents, will purchase as much wheat as it would when it was worth $1 29, and he does not take into consideration the further fact that it was the demonetization of silver that reduced it from $1 29 to 67 cents an ounce; and he argues on the hypothesis that its remonetization would have no effect on its price. All bimetallism contend that the mo ment silver shall be restored to its old place and be given its old- function as a money metal its former price would be restored. Should that occur it is quite clear, so clear that no argu ment is needed to prove it, that the price of wheat aua everything else that men have to sell would be advanced in like manner. In other words, the inflation went Id be taken off from gold, the stimulus that au increased volume of money always gives would be felt in all branches of business, there wonld be work for all anil pay for their work, and pros perity would become once more the rule and not the exception. Mr. Heenan tinds another bugbear in what he is pleased to term the fluctuations in the price of silver. When did he ever hear of fluctuations in the price of silver prior to 1873? The silver dollar had been the standard unit of values in the United States for nearly & hundred years, and during all that time there was no talk of fluctuating values. It is cer tainly fair to presume that were the former conditions as to use restored the former condi tion of stability would follow, as effect always follows cause. .Respectfully, Henry Nelson. Durham, Cal., June 26, 189t>. HER PIES. ' Way back in the sweet, sweet long ago, V.'ben the world seemed just newly made. Ana the hours swept in a gold batteau O'er pleasure a bright cascade, 'Twas then in childhood's realm I met Dear Maude of the dewy eyes. And stood entranced us the deft brunette Hid fashion the wee din pies. We're married now. and the self-same bands That molded the pies of clay Have sometimes structured other brands Of pies In the modern way; And, having sampled these pastry plants My oath I can solemnly take That between the two I'd risk my chance With the kind that she used to make. —Boston Courier. BRITISH ENTHUSIASM. In England the bicycle craze appears to be just getting a good start, judging by an an nouncement in the latest Westminster Gazette. A big company with f.~>,000,000 capital has been incorporated, with the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain and a dozen lords as sharehold ers. "The corporation's announcement sets forth that the first works to be taken over is already a most prosperous manufactory, run ning early and late, now adding immense ex tensions, with its shares freely dealt in at a considerable premium on the market. New cycle improvements are always appearing. The New Beeston's lady's bicycle, enabling the rider to stop without dismounting, stands still by itself, may be left standing while shopping or visiting, and is mounted while stationary. So certain are the prospects of the cycle and motor cycle that the most sober-minded are beginning to consider the propriety of aban doning their own competitive, overdone call ings for the prizes now available in supplying the wants ot the ever-increasinK numbers of the cycling public. Even members of her Majesty's Government are seeking the same na tional and rapidly rising investment. Indeed, cycling is bringing a complete changeover our everyday lives, and all in favor of its own business. Now that even children — the new generation— are taught it, there will be appar ently no end to the futuredemand. In Coven try the board schools are now compelled to have separate rooms, where the school chil dren may put up their bicvcies as they do their coats. Hundreds of children, both boys and girls, go to school on bicycles, and before long it will be as necessary to teach them to ride as to walk. All the world will cycle. Agents are now going down to Coventry with hundreds of pounds in cash to offer for machines; but their money is being refused, and they return with out being Rble to obtain them, notwithstand ing that premiums are freely offered. The pressure shows no signs of abatement. The Whitsuntide has seen the price of cycles in creased to such an extent that in someca«es they are 25 per cent higher in price, while the cost has been but little increased." If the Brit ish Government will only permit our Yankee made wheels to land in London without pay ing duty the blockade of the bicycle market may be quickly raised and the tendency for lower prices somewhat arrested. FOR EXTRA WAISTS. A charming model for extra waists of silk : batiste or other cotton. It has a fitted lining, the material being seamless both back and front. The box-pleat is cut separate and sewn on, which is less troublesome for the maker than to have it cut in one piece with the front. A serge dress of black had the shoulder-straps of bright rose-colored ribbon overlaid with white embroidery. The Dox-pleats were of white lawn, with a ruffle of narrow Valen ciennes lace on the edge of each fold. The sleeves on this gown reached to the wrist. The pattern Is made with the sleeves a little longer than shown In the picture lor those -who do like too short a sleeve. A printed organdy made after this model was trimmed with bretolles of ribbon, with a bow on the shoulder. Over the stock collar, which was of the same violet ribbon, were tiny points of white nainsook, edged with lace, six of these points just meeting extended all around the collar, being sewed in at the top and overlapping the collar, points downward. A white lawn nad a body of open embroid ery with the box-pleats of the lawn. The trimming ol Dresden ribbon extended up from the waist only as far as the bust in front, where it ended in bows, and was omitted en tirely in the back. The belt and collar were of ribbon. Two piccadilly points of embroidery were set over the collar in front. The pattern is No. 7835 a:td i* cut in seven sizes— 3o, 32, 34. 36, 3b, 40 and 42 inches bust measure. A medium sine requires five yards of 21, or two and a half yards of 42 inch mate rial. A NEW BOOK BY HAWETS. The London Publishers' Circular announces that Chatto & Windus have nearly ready "Travel and Talk, 1885-93-95: My Hundred Thousand Miles of Travel Through America, Australia, Tasmania, Canada, New Zealand, Ceylon and the Is:es of the Pacific," by the Rev. H. H. Haweis, M. A. The work will be in two volumes and will have two poruaiU PERSONAL. The Rev. P. J. Van Schie of Auburn is at the Grand. A. Putnam, an attorney of Ferndale, is at the Lick. H. Brizard, a mine owner of Arcata, is a re cent arrival at the Lick. Judge J. F. Willsey of Fort Bragg is making a short visit at the Grand. W. c. Woolley, an insurance man of Banta Rosa, is at the Occidental. Dr. B. M. Gill, a physician of Dunsmuir, is among the Grand arrivals. George W. Chandler, a lumberman of Santa Cruz, is a guest at the Grand. Ex-Chief of Police Bolton Rogers of Seattle is at the Baldwin with his wife. Superior Judge E. A. Bridgford of Colasa arrived at the Grand last night. L. T. Hatfield, an attorney from Sacramento, registered last night at the Lick. G. McM. Ross, a mining man of Petaluma, is a late arrival at the Occidental. W. E. Duncan Sr., a mining man of Oroville, is making a short visit at the Lick. Sheriff George S. McKensie is in town from Kapa. He has a room at the Grand. Mrs. S. M. Buck, wife of Judge Buck of Eureka, arrived at the Lick yesterday. C. E. McLaughlin, an attorney of Qulncy, Plumas County, is registered at the Rubs. H. H. Richmond, editor of the Placer Argus, is at the Cosmopolitan Hotel with his wife. Fred Mason, a Sacramento merchant, is in town on business and has a room at the Grand. Railroad Commissioner H. M. La Rue of Sac ramento arrived at the Occidental yesterday. Joseph D. Lynch, the Republican politician of Los Angeles, is among the guests at the Lick. I. S. Johnson, a prominent businessman of Baltimore, Md., registered at the Occidental yesterday. M. Schofield, a wealthy mining man of Gib sonviiie, ia stopping at tho Cosmopolitan Hotel with his family. James P. Brown of the Wave returned Iron* the East yesterday with his wife and CQild, after an absence of two months. Professor B. Kellogg of Stanford University, associate professor in the department of ento mology, is a guest at the California. J. C. Bull Jr. of Arcata, Humboldt County, is at the Lick. He is a delegate to the Demo cratic powwow to be held in Chicago. J. H. Dugane, a wealthy cattle-dealer of Merced, is ou a business trip to this City and is registered at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Superior Judge Bolcher has adjourned court for his vacation, which he will spend with bis family in camp In the mountains near Eureka. D. \V. Wurtsbough and Arthur Mac Arthur Jr., United States navy officers, recently ar rived from the East, registered at the Occiden tal yesterday. O. V. Eaton of Stanford University, formerly football manager and assistant Registrar, but now manager for Anton Schott, the German barytone, is at the Palace. • J. S. Spear, one of the California delegates to the St. Louis Convention, returned to the Palace last night with his wife, after having visited Major McKinley at Canton. State Senator Frank L. Coombs of Kapa, ex-United States Minister to Japan and ex- Grand President of the Native Sous of the Golden West, Is registered at the Grand. Colonel Shatter of the Fir.it Regiment, United States army, returned to bis station in this City yesterday from Bakersfleld, where he has been spending a two months' leave o! ab sence. Rear-Admiral William EvashinUoff of the Russian navy is here on a leave of absense for the purpose of interesting capital in a great salmon-fishing concession recently given him by the Czar. He is at the Palace. Samuel E. Simmons of Sacramento is at the California, having just returned from Cam bridge, Mass., where he has been a student in Harvard Medical School since his graduation from Stanford University a year ago. It is said that he is soon to become an exemplar of the advantages of coeducation as it exists at Palo Alto. Colonel Carlos Gonzales, the retired officer of the Mexican army who has been at the Lick for several days, and who owns an immense landed estate in the State of Coahutla, Mex ico, lias rented the private residence at 902 California street ana will shortly install his numerous family therein, as he proposes to spend some time in this City. Professor Charles D. Marx, Professor L. M. Hoskius, Professor Charles B. Wing and As sistant Professor J. C. L. Fish, the faculty of the department of Civil engineering at Stanford University, are at the California. They came up from Palo Alto yesterday for the convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers now in session here. Charles W. Mould, a prominent member of the New York bar and a brother-in-law of Gen eral \V. H. L. Barnes of this City, arrived at the Palace yesterday from Santa Barbara, where he has been visiting relatives in the beautiful suburb El Monteclto. Mr. Gould was accompanied from Santa Barbara by ex- Judge Robert B. Canfleld, who is now at the Palace, having come to the City on a little pri vate legal business. James Terry Langford of Lodi, son of Sena tor Langford, is in the City, having just ar rived from Arizona after having made an ex tended tour of the East. He purposes soon to return to Arizona and begin the practice of civil engineering, a profession for which he received four years' training at Stanford Uni versity, where he had the honor of being the president of the pioneer class at the time of its graduation in 1895. Among the celebrities in the party of civil engineers now at the Palace are: Professor Mansfield Mirriman of the faculty of Lehigh University, one of the foremost teachers of en gineering in this country; J. M. Knap of New York City, one of the directors of the Ameri can Society of Civil Engineers; W. Metcalf of Pittsburg, one of the great authorities on steel in the United States; T. G. Hoech, engineer at tache of the German legation at Washington, and A. S. Rime, one of the builders of the Port land water works. Eugene dv Pont, the gTeat powder kinir, arrived at the Palace last night with bis wife and registered from Wilmington, Del., where he has one of the largest of his factories. This is Mr. dv Pont's first visit to California. He has come simply for pleasure and recreation and will speud the two or three weeks of his stay at Santa Cruz with his daughter, Mrs. Peyton, wife of the younger Peytou, who, as a powder maker at Santa Cruz, has attained a National reputation as an inventor of particu larly powerful and high grade explosives, the Government using his compositions entirely for the big guns both on this coast and in the East. Mr. dv Pont's business, embracing as it does powder factories :n many parts of the United States, is one of the biggest private concerns in this country. CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, N.Y., June 29.— At the West minster—E. C. Clarke; Metropolitan— J. At kin, S. Greenbery, D. Laird; Marlborough— Mrs. Bushnell, W. Lussier and wife; Metropole — 0. Heyt, G. C. Reckleben; Hoffman— S. C. Pardee; Holland— Miss Wood, J. F. Hardy sailed on the Cunarder Umbna for Liverpool. Mrs. Amalle and Miss Lillie Kalmuk left the Westminster to sail on the North German liner Spree for Bremen. LA SALLE'S LAST VOYAGE Book News. The first publication of the Caxton Club of ClucHgo is now in press. It is a "Journal of the Lest Voyage of L« Salle." The journal was written by Joutel, a commander in the ex pedition, and was originally published in Lon don in 1714. It is edited and annotated by Professor Melville B. Anderson of the Leland Stanford University ana will be carefully printed. ________ — ___^___ THE BICYCLE INDORSED. In England the courts take a just view of the rights of wheelmen, as will be seen by the following article in the Westminster Gazette: "Dr. Jackson yesterday held an inquest at Croydon concerning the death of John Albert White, aged 17, the only son of Mr. White of Croydon, who died from injuries received in a collision between his bicycle and a cart. After hearing evidence the Coroner said it behooved drivers to be very careful now ao many people had taken to bicycling. It was a healthy re creation and ought to be encouraged. Drivers were too apt to be intolerant to bicyclists and to think that the road was made for them alone. Ho hoped that in future they would be more careful and keep as much as they could on the right side of the road." PERSONS OF PROMINENCE. Mile. Jane Benaben of France, though only 18 yean of age, has taken the degree of bach elor of arts from a French college. After her graduation she became a professor of philos ophy in a girls' school in Lyons. Paul Bourget has won his case from Le merre, the publisher, and henceforth French authors will have the power to have their publishers' boots examined in order to see that they are not cheated out of their royal ties. A pencil drawing, partly colored, of George, Prince of Wales, 1798, by Richard Cosway, the miniaturist, brought $420 in London recently; another, of George in 1772, brought $550, while one of Caroline of Brunswick, his Prin cess, brought $435. The Marquis of Lome is said to be engaged on a historical survey of Windsor Castle upon a somewhat ambitious literary scale, ma terials which he collected when writing a lit tle guidebook recently having led him to de sire to pursue his researches under the favor able conditions involved in his office as Gov ernor. M. Antoine, the new conductor of the Paris Odeon. is said by his champion* to be the greatest theatrical manager in the world. Only seven or eight years ago he was an un derpaid employe in the Paris Gas Works. His debut as an actor was made last year at the Gymnase in the role of an irritable and ner vous old gentleman. NEWSPAPER PLEASANTRY. Mr. Figg— Tommy, I hear you have been telling lies. I never told lies when I was your age. Tommy— When did you begin, paw?—ln dianapolis Journal. Patient— Suffering Csesnr! I thought your sign said "Teeth extracted without pain." Dentist— Bo it does; but that refers to false teeth.— Somerville Journal. "What made tnAt man so angry when the homeless carriage upset?" "He is a leather dealer, and there wasn't any harness to cut."— Chicago Record. She— Did you know that Maud has & dark room on purpose for proposals? He— Well, rather. I developed a negative there myself last night.— Princeton Tiger. Hoax— What! You buying a bicycle? I thought you detested them. Joax — 8o I do, but I've been run over long enough. Now I'm going to have my revenge. Philadelphia Record. She— This road is very steep. Can't I get a donkey to take me up? He— Lean on me, my darling.— Tid-B its. VIEWS OF WESTERN EDITORS. Am a Fisherman. National City Record. Cleveland will retire from the Presidency with a better reputation as a fisherman than as a financier or statesman. Departing in Haste. Petaluma Courier. All is not gold that glitters— at least the gold fields of Alaska are not such glittering goals of promise as the fortune-hunters believed. The Turkish Government. Ventura Independent. Even as mild a mannered man as Mr. Glad stone says: "In my opinion the Turkish Gov ernment is the greatest scourge of mankind." Yet Mr. Gladstone knows, in common with all intelligent men, that the Turkish Government exists only by the will of the British Govern ment. Unappreciated Prosperity. Stockton Record. If Los Angeles had received as much real encouragement for her future in a single year as Stockton has during the past year she would manifest her joy straightway by erecting a couple of thousand substantial buildings and puffing herself all over the country as au ideal center of prosperity and enterprise. Care iv Packing. Los Angeles Times. California fruit-preserving houses might con sider with profit the care used in France and England in putting up fruit for export as well as for local consumption. More sugar is used, the utmost care is exerciitd in the manipula tion of the fruit and glass and porcelain jars are used in preference to tin. Asa consequence fancy prices are realized for the output. Where Flora Ia Queen. Stockton Mail. This new custom in California of paying homage to the llowers is a very pretty one and is growing in popularity. With the leaves and fruit they are the air-woven children of light, and there is a daintiness about them that en chants us all. They have been utilized to symbolize all the graces and all the tenderest feelings. Where flowers abound the atmos phere is fragrant with something that is even sweeter than the delicate perfume they exhaie. What more enchanting province in her wide dominions has Queen Flora than California .' ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS Half-dollars of 1895— J. A. 9., City. Numis matists do not offer any premium for half-dol lars of 1895 coined at the Mint in this City. Vegetarians— 3. G. F., City. There are a great many vegetarians in San Francisco, and also many fruitarians, but there is not an organized society of either. Three Half- Dollars— £. ML, Madera, Cal. No premium is offered for half-dollars of 1808. 1821 or 1853, unless the latter be one without arrow heads at date or rays about the eagle. Such specimens command from $20 to $30. Pltttocracy— W. 8., Difcon, Cal. "Plutoc racy," so often used in political speeches at this time, means a government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes alone. The term is also ap plied to a controlling or influential class of rich men. Rust From Nickel— A. S., City. The follow ing is given as a means of removing rust from nickel: Cover the stains with oil or grease and let the article stand fora few days; then remove the rust by rubbing with a little am monia. If this does not remove the rust, try very diluted hydrochloric acid; when dry polish with tripoli or whiteniug. Casino— A. and 8., City. In playing casino If one of the players should in the last hand make enough points to count him out the counting cannot take place until the hand is played. If he had three to go and made big casino and an ace he could not claim the game before the hand was played out, tor the reason that in counting cards and spades take precedence* A Notb— P. T. G., City. This department does not answer questions in simple arith metic. If a note was given with interest at so much per month you can find out the amount of Interest at the expiration of a certain time by simple multiplication. As to your other question it cannot be answered for the reason that you do not state whether the note is a time or a demand note. Agricultural Products— J. B. 8., Fallbrook, Cal. From the report of the Bureau of Bta tißtics of the Treasury Department of the United States it appears that the exports of products of agriculture for the rear ending June 30, 1894, were valued at $628,363 038 or 72.28 per cent, and that for the year end ing June 30, 1895, the amount was *553 215 - 317, or 69.68 per cent. ' Becrkt Societt-B. C, Pacific Grove, Cal. The question "When the members of a secret society become delinquent and the society is called upon to surrender Its charter, to whom does the property of the society belong?" can not be answered directly, as different rules prevail. In some organizations it is held that on the society surrendering its charter every thing reverts to the grand body; in others that only the charter and regalia revert to the grand body. If you will name the particular order w which you refer an answer will be furnished. Coinagk-M. M., City. This department is not able at this time to obtain the figures which will show the number of silver dollars coined in the mints of the United states dur ing the calendar year of 1895. During the fiscal year ending June 30 the number of sil ver dollars coined was 8,956.011. The Ameri can, silver dollar was aulhorkea to be coined by an act of April 2, 1792 ; weight, 416 grains; fineness 8924: the weight whs changed by he act of January, 18, 1844, to 412^ grains; bvthe same act the fineness was changed to $00 The coinage of dollars Was discontinued February 12, 1873. The total amount coined up to that date was 8,031.288. The coinage of dollars was reauthorized by the act of Febru ary 28 1878, and again discontinued after July 1 '1891 The dollar is a full legal tender ex cept when otherwise provided in the contract. Insecticide— J. E., Petaluma, Cal. Not know ing the particular kind of insect that affecU your apple trees Mils department cannot sug test what kind of insecticide would be avail able Youhad better write to the State Board of Horticulture at Sacramento, giving a. full description of the insect and the «yage H has done or is doing to your trees and if possible •end a specimen of the insect. Caufobma glace fruita, 50c lb. Tovrnsend's.' If yon want fine service, fine carriages, com petent drivers, ring up 1950. Pacific Carriage Company. Ppkciai. information daily to manufacturer* business houses and public men by tha i Presi Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 510 Montgomery. «■ • •—• — Change of Starting Time. Steamer Noyo, for Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, sails Wednesday, July 1. 3 p. M., from MiFsion-street wharf instead of Thursday. Hereafter leaves as heretofore, Thursday. «■ ♦ — «- ■• ■- Cheap Convention Kate» Kast. The Santa Fe route will sell tickets to the various conventions at extremely reduced rates. Pullman palace and tourist sleeping cars daily through to Chicago leaving at a sea sonable hour. The coolest and most comfort able summer line owing to its elevation and absence of alkali dust. Ticket ortice 044 Market street. Chronicle building, ban Fran cisco, Cal. Telephone, Main 1531. "You know what enemies Wilson and Watson were? Well, when Wilson died, old Watson sent a beautiful floral 'gates ejar'— " "I'm glad to hear it. 1 hate to think a man could not forgive—" "Wait till I eet through. Behind the gates was a stairway— leading downward."—lndian apolis Journal. Official Route to I>oinocratic Nntiuna Convention. Chicago. Central Pacific, Union ir'aclflc and Chicago an Northwentern lines. Train c. -Trying California delegates will leave Han I ranclsco July 1 at 6 p. m. t-ptclal rate for the round trip to Chicago f7'2.50. Ticketß on sale June 30 and July 1. Sleeping-cur reservations now en si»l« at Union Pacific office. 1 Montgomery street. Call early to as to secure best accommodations. D. W. Hitch cock, General Agent, ssan Francisco. Northern Faciflc Ballronrt Parties attending the Democratic National Con ventioo at Chicago, the Christian Kndeayorers at. Washington and National Kduca ional Associa tion at Buffalo should go or return via the North ern Pad fie Railroad. For particulars inquire of T. K.titateler,aen. Agt., 888 Market St., S. F. _ • — ♦— • — The use of Dr. Slegert's Angostura Bitters ex cites the appetite and keeps the digestive organs In order. ! «—« — » — • • The favorite for restoring life and color to the hair is Park Hair Balsam. Parker's Ginbkr Toxic the best cough cure. * — «. — • ' ■• "For pity's sake, George," Bald a distressed wife, '•do get a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for that cough, and give us a rest." He did so. -•—»• — » ■ * 1 "Dear me." said the South American Repub lic at it looked at Great Britain's map of Vene zuela, "it is really very astonishing if it is not misrepresented." "What is?" inquired a sister country. "The manner in which a country is liable to shrink in this warm climate."— Washington Star. .' ■-''-. mew TO-SAT. SOLE AOENT3 FOR THE MAQQIONI KID GLOVES. WONDERFUL CASH SALE IN SILKS! An Overstocked Manufacturer requested us to sell for him the following seasonable Silks at less than their cost to manufac- ture. JUBT TO SPREAD THE FAME OF OUR STORE. The result to you is SILKS AT HALF PRICE! HUNDREDS OF YARDS OF NEW SILKS ALMOST GIVEN AWAY. BROCADED TAFFETA SILKS IN The Choicest Designs, Most Desirable Colorings And Magnificent Qualities ■ AT- SOC ■. Regular Price $1.00 per Yard. HOSIERY! The Most Superior Values Ever Offered in Hosiery. LESS THAN HALF PRICE! SEE THEM BEFORE THEY ARE ALL SOLD. LADIES ' 4-THREAD j\ film' LISLE-THREAD HOSE V *•%*"> in Fast Black and in (he • S^j v Jl* pair, correct shades of Tans at r^-y^ No such values ever shown before. CHILDREN'S FAST BLACK COTTON HOSE, In narrow 4 f— • ribbed, wl-.h spliced knees and I l*"X/*> doable be«iB and tow. all I 4. Jt » Fair. sites, sto BVV at-. .--- * worth 35c per pair. Store Will Be Closed Saturday, July 4th. Mall Orders Promptly Filled. MU4LUL 125, 137, 129, 131 Kearny Street. &RAKCH STORE— 743 and 741 Market Street. - Walk Right in; Take a Seat: y^F ' Yes, plenty of ticae to talk since I got the ■■» Hkrculks Gasolink Enoink: runs it- EJH*"*- self, you know. Engineer? No, I urn the ■L Engineer; start It and It «roes right along. PR 3SSe w £si£U. Write for c ««*'o« *«* >. American Type Founders' Co. 405-407 bansome .street. Ban Francisco, CaL - Buy direct from manufacturers and save 40*. A&11#1# PK DEgTALB, Mantels, 1 1 111 ¥ Tables, Ktc. 11l I A 11 City Hall Square. VII 111 J. * F. KESSIILKB.