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Telephone .....Maln-1874 BRANCH OFFICES : 650 Montgomery street, corner Clay; open until 9:80 o'clock. 339 Hayes street; open until 9:30 o'clock. 713 Larkta street; open until 9:30 o'clock. bW. comer Sixteenth and Mission streets; open until 9 o'clock. 2618 Mission street; open until 9 o'clock.* 118 Math street; open until 9 o'clock. OAKLAND OFFICB 1 &0b Broadway. EASTERN OFFICE: Rooms SI and 32, 34 Park Ron-, New York City. DAVID M. FOLTZ, Special Agent. SUNDAY ..AUGUST 16, 1896 1HI; CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL. PATRIOTISM, PROTECTION and PROSPERITY. FOB PRESIDENT- WILLIAM McKINLEY, of Ohio FOB 7ICF-PKE«ipENI- GARRET A. HOBART, cf New Jersey KLKCTION NOVKMBER 8. 1896. McKinley and prosperity— what more do you want? Populists assert they were not bought at St. Louis, but they do not deny they were probably sold. Don't forget that every plank in every platform before the people is an issue iv the campaign. Men of all parties to-day may wisely imitate Mr. Bryan in one thing. They may take a rest. Bimetallism would be a stimulant to enterprise, but silver monometallism would be au intoxicant. Summer resort people may not be mak ing as much fuss as the politicians, but they are having more fun. The people of this country will always admire a boy orator and always Jove and honor a patriot statesman. In comparison with Eastern weather Californfa is not a summer resort merely, but a sanitarium and a paradise. One of the best results of the political revival so far has been the number of Democrats who have repented and been converted. About the time the campaign work gets hot we shall see Silver Dick Bland busy with his fall plowing and dodging every stump in sight. Society girls will never believe that 16 to 1 is a real party question until it is made to apply to the ratio of beaux to belles on dancing platforms. Even if monometallism were a good thing, it will take a protective tariff to re vive industry, pay wages and put the money into circulation. Democracy cannot evade the responsi bility of the ruin caused by its tariff legis lation, nor can it dodge tbe people on that issue even by crawling into a silver mine. It is now announced that the use of bicycles has seriously affected the strnw hat trade in the East, and before Ion? we may expect to bear the milliners com plaining. The Republican party hardly needs a campaign of education to teach the people the way to prosperity, but it does need organization to bring the voters out and keep the procession moving. An Eastern fashion writer says "no woman of good figure should hide it in bloomers," and now the world desire 3to know whether the emphasis of the remark is on "Lide it" or "bloomers." The telegraphic reports of the hot weather in the East hardly did the thing justice, for the account given of it in the Chicago Inter Ocean was topped off with the scare head, "Sol Sizzles Sweat." The trade review of R. G. Dun & Co. attributes the dullness of business in the East last week partly to hot weather and partly to apprehensions of Bryan's speech, but fortunately both have now abated. From the way the old wheel-horses of Democracy are kicking over the traces it seems clear that Bryan will have to run his band-wagon as a horseless carriage and take chances on bursting the boiler when the spurt comes. It is asserted that Tom Watson once described Bryan as "a walking mouth that leaks oat buncombe stuff," but now that the mouth is riding high Mr. Watson wishes to get in and ride with it, notwith standing the leak. It is reported that in writing financial articles for the Omaha Wot Id- Herald Mr. Bryan always wrote it "nnantial," thus showing that in trying to suit everything to at, he was in the habit of overlooking what other folks see. "Billy Mason," the noted stump orator of Illinois, has countered Bryan's reference to the "crown of thorns" and the "cross of gold," by reminding a recent audience that there would never have been a cruci fixion if Judas hadn't cot stuck on silver. In a city where food and fruit of all kinds are so pie ntiful as in San Francisco there is not the slightest excuse for toler ating the sale of adulterated or deleterious articles. The best food is cheap in our market and the cheapest should be good. The Arizona man who launched the story of a meteor covering two acres of ground, coming down red hot and; sul phurous on the heads of a family of Mexi cans, ought at least to have informed the world ". whether any of the * family were Jellied. In stories of that kind great at tention should always be given to the de tail*. THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE. In his address at the St. Louis conven tion Senator Foraker, after describing the ruin wrought in every industry by the Democratic administration, said: "The people want a good Republican. They want something more than a wise, patri otic statesman. They want a man who embodies in himself not only all of those essential qualifications, but who in addi tion, in the highest degree, typifies in ele mentary character, in regard, in ambition and in purpose the exact opposite of all tnat is sienirted and represented by the free-trade, deficit-making, bond-issuing, labor-killing Democratic administration. 1 stand here to present to this convention such a man. His name is William Mc- Kinley." Truer words than these were never spoken in a political assembly. Senator Foraker stated the exact sentiment of the American people in saying they desire to elect to the Presidency some man who in politics stands for the direct opposite of what Cleveland stands for. They desire moreover that he should be a man whose record is widely and well known, and every action of whose life attests his firm, fixed devotion to that great body of Re publican principles which may be summed up in the words "patriotism, protection and prosperity," or those other words, "America for the Americans." Senator Foraker was also right in saying McKin ley is that man. In fact, it hardly needed the utterance of the name. It was in the mind of every man in tne convention. It was everywhere on tbe lips of the people. The hour had come. The man was al ready there. It was in response to the full swelling cnurus of the popular voice that McKin ley was nominated at St. Louis amid an enthusiasm almost without parallel. He was not merely the logical candidate of the party but the inevitable candidate of the time. From the day when he entered the army at the age of 18 to right for the freedom of the slave and the life of the Union down to the time when he stood forth in the halls of Congress the invinci ble champion of protection to American labor every step in his career has been a step forward and upward to that hign eminence on which he so worthily stands. No part of his success lias been due to accident. He has not Deen at any point in his lite, in peace or in war, a creature of circumstance, the favorite of an hour, the sudden idol of an unreasoning enthusiasm. He has attained his honors by the ardu ous service of duty done in tbe double character of patriot-soldier and patriot statesman. The whole people know McKinley now as his regiment kuew him during the war. When he was on guard his comrades slept soundly, for they knew he wouid. never fail in any duty of his post. So the people desire to place Mm now on euard over the welfare of the Nation. They know his record on protection, on bimetallism, on reciprocity, on every issue of the day and on every interest of the country. To every question that could be put to him he might well answer, "Search my rec ord." In him the people have a leader whom they nave long known, have often trusted and In whom they have a well established confidence. He is the people's choice and there can be no question but they have chosen well. THE GOOD OF PROTECTION. Although the decade from 1880 to 1890 was the most prosperous period of ten years in the history of this country the in crease in wealth and commerce from the assumption of the reins of government by the Republican party and the application of a protection policy between 1860 and 1890 was marvelous. In round numbers the wealth of the people of the United States in 1860 was $16,000,000,000 and in 1890 $65,000,000,000. In 1860 there were 140,400 manufact uring establishments and 355,500 in 1890, w»th an increase in the number of opera tive from 1,300.000 to 4,800,000. The total wages paid by manufacturing establish ments in 1860 was $379,000,000 and in 1890 $2,300 000,000. In 1860 there were 30,000 miles of railway and 167.000 in 1890. In 1860 the country produced 60,000,000 pounds of wool and 276,000,000 pounds in 1890. Wheat production in 1860 was 173,000,000 bushels and 469.000.000 busnels in 1890. In 1860 we raised 838.000,000 bush els of corn and 2.100,000,000 bushels in 1890. Between 1880 and 1890 we paid nearly $1,000,000,000 on the public debt. These figures should convince any rea sonaole man of the advantages that accrue from a protective policy. Prior to the protective tariff of 1861 the country was at the mercy of foreign markets and wages of skilled and unskilled labor were based upon the wage schedules of Europe. It was an uncommon thing in those days to see a workingman live in his own house, and depositors in savings banks from the working clas3 were few and far between, but in these days it is no uncommon thing to see a wage-earn»r have his own house all paid for and a surplus to his credit in bank. The growth of the material wealth of the people of the United States between 1860 and 1890 was never equaled by the people of any nation in twice thart num ber of years. Between 1860 and 1890 more individuals earned and owned homes of their own than did the people of all the other nations of the earth. Between 1860 and 1890 more American workingtnen be came owners of industrial plants and com mercial enterprises than have workingmen in any other nation in its entire history. More poor men became rich in the United States between 1860 and IS9O than in all the previous life of the country. Between 1860 and 1890 Americans invented more mechanical devices for cheapening the production of commodities than the whole world did from its foundation. Between 1860 and 1890 the United States grew from a small power, comparatively speaking, to tbe strongest, numerically, and the wealthiest commercial nation on the earth, and the sole and direct cause of it all was a protective tariff that made it possible for our people to develop the resources of their own country. THE PROGRAMME CHANGED. When the show started East it was for mally announced that after the notifica tion meeting Mr. Bryan would speak in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and then, after spending a week or so with Mr. Sewall at his home in Bath, he would speak at several points in New England and in New York and Pennsylvania, after which . swing westward would be made, touching at all the principal industrial stations. In changing the programme so as to hurry Mr. Bryan to the West and South his managers virtually abandon all the State's east of Indiana to Major Mc- Kinley. As a strictly political proposition thai was the wisest thing for the cam paign committee to do. Mr. Bryan failed utterly to stampede the people at Madi son-square Garden as he did in the Chi cago convention. He was not even a twenty-four hours' wonder. In New England his party is crying for campaign money more than they are cry ing for Bryan speeches. There is abso lutely no enthusiasm lor the orator any \ THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 1896. where in the East, and the Democrats who in former campaigns opened their pocketbooks to the party are now con tributing money to defeat the Chicago ticket. Sewall had planned for a series of Bryan meetings in his own and adjoining States, but the wiser heads of the party see that if Bryan wins at all his victory must be sought in the West and South, where the Populist vote is large. Chairman Jones of the National Com mittee and Senator Gorman are exper ienced politicians, and when they saw how flat Bryan's Hew York speech fell, and when their own party iv the East re fused to contribute campaign money, very naturally they concluded to move the storm center of the struggle over the re gions that are tributary to the Mississippi River and to the Pacific Coast. The uountain silver States they assume will go for Bryan in any event, but most likely events later on will prove that the wish was father to the thought. In abandoning the great industrial States to Major McKinley, Mr. Bryan admits tbe weakness of his came among wane-earners, and in fields where capital is in joint employment with labor in trans forming raw material into merchantable products. Necessarily this drives him to the agricultural regions of the South and Middle West and the silver-producing States, but when farmers come to under stand that he is far free wooi ; opposed to a sugar bounty; opposed to keeping out of our markets the pauper labor-raised cereals and provisions of South America and Russia; opposed to the maintenance of home markets by National legislation, and opposed to a monetary system that does not contemplate silver monometal lism—when the farmers of the great agri cultural and stock-raising regions of the West and South come to understand Mr. Bryan's position on these important eco nomic questions, we say, are they not likely to turn their backs upon him as the wage-earners and the promoters of busi ness enterprises in the East already have? Undoubtedly they will. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. It is not because Senators Jones and Stewart and other Republican supporters of Bryan were as vehement in their advo cacy of the single gold staudard a few years ago as they are now for silver mono metallism, nor because they have swung from conservative Republicanism to ultra Populism, back and forth, that discredits their advice upon economic questions, but because they are vacillating in opinion when there is no change in conditions to warrant any departure from the prevail ing principles of their old party. It is not a question of their honesty, but it is a question of taking advice from men who have proven themselves to have no settled and well-defined opinions. Sena tors Jones and Stewart appear to feel that their former connection with the Repub lican party coniers upon them the right to tell their old party associates, as if by authority, that they ■hould follow them in their meandering through the several fields of political weeds and briars, but* they mistake the temper of their old following. Their own right to abandon the party that has hon ored them so often and so highly is not questioned if it is a matter of conscience with them, but they presume when they say that they alone are ruht and the millions of Republican voters are all wrong. These gentlemen are remembered in kindness for the noble and heroic deeds they performed in otner years for the Republican party, and it is deeply re gretted that they have abandoned tbe true and tried principles they used to be so fond of advocating for political heresies and economic fallacies; but no loyal Re publican will follow them into the enemy's camp; besides, who will stand their security for adhesion to their new found political cause or guarantee that they will not discover another politi cal ignis fatuus and run off after it before the campaign is over. To be a leader of men one must show that he has stable and deep-rooted convictions and that his enthusiasm is the outgrowth of honesty of purpose. There are religionists who are happy in proportion to the number of different de- nominations they have been actively identified with as full-fledged members, but while such people are always welcome to membership they are not listened to in confidence when they ask old members to follow them to some new sect tnat has sprung up. Senators Jones and Stewart were good and faithful members of the Republican party at one time, but that is no reason why they should expect their former companions to go with them after strange and dangerous political gods. If Senators Jones and Stewart prefer the tents of political wickedness let them dwell therein, but they may be assured that the rank and file of the party they once served will remain in their old home whose foundation was laid in patriotism, protection and prosperity by the immor tal Abraham Lincoln. A QUEER MONETAEY SYSTEM. The Democratic and Populist platforms demand that the national bank system be abolished and the Government issue all paper money direct from the treasury. On the tarifv question the demand is for duties for the purpose of revenue to meet the requirements of the expense account of the Government and no more. When these two declarations are brought to gether they reveal a degree of ignorance in their author that one would hardly ex pect in a country where a schoolhouse may be found at every crossing of roads. If, however, they were formulated ex pressly to deceive, the author is a com bination of knave and fool, which makes the demands more inexcusable than if they came from a plain, everyday fool. If the Government issues all the money and the customs and excise duties supply enough funds to maintain the Govern ment, will the Popocrats explain how the treasury would proceed to get its money issues in circulation? No doubt they will say the Government should undertake ex tensive internal improvements and get its currency issues in circulation by the labor payroll route. Very well, that would do for a while; but the time would come when there would be no more improve ments to make. What then? The declaration is that these paper money issues shall be redeemable in coin; but where is the coin to come from to redeem such a volume of notes as is con templated? Of course, a very wide out flow channel would be dug if the plan to put the railway and telegraph lines under Government ownership is carried out, for that would require a lump issue of over $11,000,000,000 of paper money— about $160 per capita in addition to the $23 we now have; but it would still be redeemable in coin, and there is not enough availalbe gold and silver in the world to redeem such a quantity. To this the Popocrat says: "But the notes are receivable for all debts, public and private." Well, then if their acceptance is compulsory what is the sense of having them redeemable in any thing? As an Arkansas greenbaefcer said: "If a greenback ia a legal tender it is so by the fiat of the Government, and, therefore, needs no other kind of money bacK of it to redeem it m." That is exactly what the I'upocrats mean, and they do not mean that redemption in coin should be pro vided for at all. But, as we have said, if the Government issues all the money and receives enough from duties to "run it," how is it going to get its note issues in circulation? Per haps the better way would be to pension every man, woman and child. That would furnish an avenue for note distri bution, but where is tha coin to come from in case a pensioner wants to ex change his paper dollars for metal dol larts? To the great and profound students of political economy such a question as this would be considered as unanswerable, but to the Bryanites it is as easy as rolling off a log. They would say: "Just declare there Is no difference between the value of a paper dollar note that cost less than a tenth of a mill, a silver dollar that cost 50 cents and a gold dollar that cost 100 cents, and there will be no difference." JAPAN AND FREE TRADE. A concluding study of the Japanese question in the local columns of The Call to-day confirms the belief tiiat a wise pro tective tariff is the only remedy against industrial depressions. Already the Japa nese have shown themselves proficient artisans. Those who say that the Japanese poods will all be consumed in the Orient have sadly overlooked the fact that this country affords better prices, and the other -cardi nal principle that a people of frugal habits and low consumptive power never buy. the finer wares. Japan will reach out for the American market, as she is now doing, because we are a buying Nation. Her manufacturers have studied our tastes and the}' propose to make nooda for our markets. The free-trade policy of the Democrats offers no check for these evils. There is no escape from the conclusion that a pro tective tariff is the only method known to statesmen by which theevifsof an. inunda tion of cheap goods from the Orient can be averted. PERSONAL. Dr. T. D. Blodgett of Tulare is in town. Dr. Hugo Grate of Prague, Austria, is here. Henry Gibson of Omaha reached here yester day. Attorney W. H. Hatton of Modesto is in the City. W. S. Godbe of Salt Lake City is on a visit here. Senator B. F. Langford of Stockton is at the Palace. P. A. Buel!, the extensive manufacturer of Stockton, is at the Grand. Frank A. Miller of Riverside is on a visit to the City and is at the Palace. P. B. Tod of Maritzburg, in the province of Natal, South Africa, is among the arrivals here. Joseph Surr of San Diego has arrived here to meet his daughter, who has just returned Irom Europe. Joseph E. Baker of Folsorn, who was for many years identified with journalism here and at Fresno, is here for a brief visit and is registered at the Lick. Nicholas C. Den of Santa Barbara, son of the late Dr. Den, who was among the earliest American residents of that city, arrived here yesterday. He is at the Occidental. State Benator W. E. Sloan of Nevada was among the arrivals here yesterday. He came down in connection with the burial of the re mains of the late Robert P. Keating, superin tendent of the Savage and other Comstock mines William C. McAfee, 31 years old, Chief of the Fire Department of Baltimore, and the young est fire chief in the world, yesterday inspected the local Fire Department as the gnest of Chief Sullivan. Mr. McAfee has been attending tbe meeting of the International Fire Engineers at Salt Lake. George S. Nixon, the banker, of Winnemueca, and proprietor of the Winnemueca Silver State, who is a member of the executive com mittee of the National Committee of the Silver party, was among the arrivals at the Palace yeßterday. Mr. Nixon was a conspicuous figure at the National Silver Convention. When it was over he went out to Lincoln and called on William J. Bryan. Mr. Nixon says the hay crop is heavy about Winnemueca now. "Not only this," he added, "but the beef is fine. I don't remember that it was ever better than now. We only need silver to make our happiness complete." CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 15.— At the West minster—J. Patterson; Holland— lf. Flittner, O. Rose and wife, Morton J. Taylor, T. J. Jen nings; Sturtevant— Mrs. Hawthorne; Impe rial—C. C. Moore, J. W. Hughes, R. H. Swayne and wife; St. Denis— T. M. McFarlane; Grand Union— Miss E. Warren, F. Hancock, C. Clarke; Hoffman— W. W. Nichols; Cosmopolitan— J. Schrombryer. F. G. Andrews has left the Westminster to sail on the Cunnrder Campania for England. MAY CAUSE A SMILE. "We must part now, darling; but to make the separation less abrupt I am going on a slow train."— Fliegende Blaetter. Dawkins— What a healthy looking man Dr. Bquillsls! Dawson— Yes; he looks so different from his patients. I wonder who his physician is?— Harper's Bazar. Mrs. Scaldwell— When I was a little girl I loved my mother too well to behave so badly as you do. Edith— And did your mamma used to be all the time telling you what she did when she was a little girl?— Boston Transcript. "Do you consider Mrs. Elmore a particularly bright woman?" "O decidedly. Not only that, but she is posi tively brilliant; and her intuition of char acter! Why, she can pick out the woman who trims her own bonnet."— Buffalo Times. "I guess I've found a way to take the conceit out of that amateur actress," remarked the girl who Is not always good-natured. "How did you do it?" "Introduced her to an amateur photographer who wanted to take her picture." — Washington Star. Caller — Present my compliments to Miss Ariadne, and ask her if it will be convenient for her to be my wife. Servant (a moment later) — Miss Ariadne sends her regards and regrets to say that she will be engaged until 3 o'clock. — Detroit Tribune. "There Is one thing," remarked Willie Wish ington. "that I have made ud my mind to." "Really," responded Miss Cayenne, with lan guid In terest "Yes 1. 1 shall never be a man of one Idea." "Don't say that. You are still too young to be discouraged."— Washington Star. THE FARMER'S DANGER. New York Press. The American farmer faces to-day the gravest situation of his history. Heretofore his home market, at least, save in certain Canadian staples, which the Wilson tariff has admitted, save in that butcherly sacrifice of sheep which that law has also commanded, has been his own. Formerly the foreign market was also in great part his own. We give him, through the clear presentation of one who overlooks the whole field from its very center, the causes of his loss of that foreign market which cannot be regained. As day foilowß night those causes will operate to the loss of bis home market, unless he takes prompt steps both to establish and enlarge it The steps are made easy for his feet. They lead merely to the polls, where he may cast his vote for the man whose name is a synonym for American pro tection In every country of this globe. AROUND THE CORRIDORS. Colonel C. W. Tozer, the California pioneer of 1850, who is known from one cud of the Pacific Coast to the other, came down from Nevada County last night and is at the Grand. He is engaged in many mining enterprises, but is not rushing work particularly on any of his claims just now. One of his properties is the Gaston Ridge, above Grass Valley, The colonel spoke of the work now being done in and aoout Grass Valley and Nevada City, saying there were probably 4000 or 5000 men engaged directly and indirectly at it. "Tile country is reasonably prosperous," Colonel C. W. Tozer of Grass Valley, the Farly California Miner [Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.] said he. "We are getting along fairly. Busi ness in the towns is being continued about as usual." Colonel Tozier is one of the most conspicu ous Republican in the country. He began vot ing the ticket early, and has stuck to it ever since, and as an admirer of sucn men as Grant and Garfield has probably had no man to surpass him in California. For these and other Republican nominees he has done a vast deal of work. In bis business as a mine manager he has often visited London and other European capl tuls. Seven years ago he predicted in a long article in the South African, published in Lon don, the greatness of the Johannesburg mines, which he had then recently visited. He is down for a few days on business in connection with mines. "The resources of California in a mineral way are enormous, more extensive by far than most people dream," said he. "I would like to see the era of activity once again dawn on the State. It ought to, if there is anything in having moun tains that are seamed with mineral." Colonel Tozer arrived here in the ship An drews, via the isthmus, in March, 1850. He has an enormous acquaintance on the coast. A-WHEELING Have yon never felt the fever of the twirling, whlrlin? wheel, Of tbe guiding and resisting of the shlninx cranks of steel? Never felt your senses reel In the glamor and the gladness of the misty morn- Ing sky, As'the white road rushes toward you, as the dew bathed banks slip by, And the larks are soaring high? Never known the bonndleas bnoyance of the bil lowy, breezy hills, Of tbe pine seems all around yon, and the run ning, rippling rills. Chasinc memory of life's Ills; Cashing, flashing through the sunshine, by the windy wold and plain, The distant blue heights luring, onward, upward to tbe strain Of the whirling wheel's refrain? Fled from prison, line a prisoner, sped the turning, Rpurnlng wheel. Changed the city's stir and struggling, jar and vex ing, none can hea ! . For the peace the fields reveM, And with spirit separate, straining above the town s low reach. Found a tender satin faction, which the steadfast summits teach? In their silence— fullest speech. Never known the wistful, wand'ring back, in pleasurable pain? Met tbe kin * from milking sauntering to pastures sweet again, Straggling up tbe wlde-marsed l»De? You have never felt tbe gladness, nor the glory of the dream That exists, as tired eyes linger still on sunset, mead and stream? Baste, then 1 Taste that bliss supreme. —London Sketch. A LOUNGING OR BATH ROBE. White eider down was the material used In making this useful and graceful gown. It was lined throughout with pale blue China silk (the hood being lined with the same) and had a blue silk girdle, with cords to match, hold- Ing the fullness of the sleeves In place. White flannel or serge makes a most sensible garment, as it may easily be laundered at home. A binding of pale yellow washable rib- bon can be used on all the edges, and not de tract from its economy, for this so-called washable ribbon really washes, and does awar with the expense of sending these garments to the cleaners. A blue eider down simply bound with white ribbon is dainty. The hood is lined with white China si.k, which also washes well. A gown of pink, blue and tan-striped flannel had bindings of blue, with blue hood lining and girdle. A dream In pink wax of roll flan nel, with silk bindings, girdle and lining all in the same shade. White flannel with a lining of primrose yel low China silk is a combination that is artistic and can also be washed with good results. Bright red eider-down makes a very service able gown, which does not soil so readily as the more delicate colors, but is still pretty. Satin ribbon of the same shade, an inch wide, is used to bind the edges. A girdle of the same shade of satin ribbon three inches wide is chosen instead of *ilk cord. The cheaper outing -flannels make very nse ful and inexpensive bath or lounging gowns, and very dainty combinations are possible. Plain Turkish toweling is cho. eu by many and is simply hemmed or bound with cottou braid. Such a trown as this is so simply made, and may be made so cheaply at home. Every woman who appreciates comfort and neatness will have one, for the cost will not exceed $1 50— ten yards cf outing flannel at 12>£ cents and one yard of narrow ribbon to bind the hood. The girdle may be omitted. The front is seamless. The back is cut in two pieces. The sleeve is cut in one piece. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. The Duke of Wellington is dangerously ill with dropsy. He is 50 years of age and has no children, his heir being bis brother. The Prince of Montenegro has built a theater at Cettinje to hold 600 persons. It will be opened by a Russian company in opera. Prince and Princess (tee daughter of Collii P. Huntington) Hatzfeldt have taken Draycot, Earl Cowley's Wiltshire house, for a term of years. Miss Jean Ingelow lives with her bachelor brother in a quaint little house in Kensing ton, where she has a complete horror of any publicity. The Rev. Dr. Luther H. Angler of Boston is making his sixty-first annual visit to Saratoga. Though he is in his eighty-seventh year, he looks no more than 60. Rev. George L. Robinson, pastor of the Rox bury (Mass,) Presbyterian Church, has re signed in order to accept the professorship of Old Testament literature and exegesis in Knox College, Toronto, Out. Mr. Blackmore has just celebrated his sev enty-first birthday, George Macdonald Is his senior by one year, Mr. Meredith and Mrs. Oliphant are each 63, Miss Braddon is 59, Sir Walter Besant 58, Ouida 56 and William Black 55. No matter how fashions in the dressing of ladles' hair change the manner in which the Princess of Wales arranges hers alters not, her curls remaining, so far as their arrangement is concerned, like unto the laws of the Medes and Persians. Yukichi Fukuzaiwa, the "Grand Old Man" of Japan, visited this country about thirty-five years ago. When he returned home he intro duced Webster's Dictionary into Japan and was one of those who introduced the study of English into tbe Japanese schools. BRYAN— WOOL. Arcata Union. What little there was left in the wool busi ness in this country since free wool was forced upon us by the Democratic party has been wiped out by the nomination oi Bryan and the inauguration of a free-wool and free-silver campaign. From all parts of the country the news comes that the bottom is out, and pro ducers are being notified that there is abso lutely no wool market. Among others who have received such discouraging letters our Llscom Hill farmer, L. Ford, has received the San Fbancisco, Joly 23, 1896. L. Ford, Arcata, Cal— Dkab Mb: The North Fork brought down your twenty packages of wool and we also have your letter of tde 17th with reference to same, i her© ia absolutely no wool market and baa been none for the last three or lour weeks— since the nomination of Bryan and the advent of the St. Louis con vention— and every thing looks blue for wool and wool matters, in fact for all branches of trade for the time being. We have examined your wool and find it nice, as usual, and only regret that we are not enabled to place It at once at a satisfactory price, but as we said before, it is impossible to do this, and we shall only have to wail until there is some kind of a markec We shall take tbe best care of > our wool until the proper time for sale arrives, and with kind regards we are, yours truly, Thomas Dknisax. Son & Co. The Denigans are old-line Democrats. Mr. Ford has heretofore been a good Democrat, Dut he is a very bad one just now. Here is a dispatch from Portland on the wool question: PORTLAND, 08., July 31.-M»x L Koshland, a wool-buyer of San Francisco, has Just returned from an Eastern Oregon trip and Is on his way borne. Rfgarding the wool business he said there was absolutely nothing in it. There are no prices to quote, and he says Eastern houses have sent out word to their representatives here not even 10 re ceive wool on consignment* ABOUT OPENING LETTERS. London Graphic. Perhaps it Is a little bit late to make the dis covery, but I find from time immemorial we have been directing ail our letters on the wrong side. The direction ought to be on the back instead of what is now called the front of the envelope. There would be much fewer mistakes about opening letters belonging to others if this were the case — in fact, it would be well-nigh impossible for it to occur. People with a large amount of ;spoudence fre quently put all their letters face downward an a then proceed to snip the envelopes; then they go through them again and take the letters out, and sometimes find they have snipped an envelope belonging to some one else. All this might be avoided it we wrote the address on tne side the envelope is fas tened. It would also have another advan taste, the s'.amp would be absolutely canceled by being torn across when the letter was opened This would effectually put an end to the nefari ous machinations of those people who are said to be able to remove the official oblitera tion in order that the stamps may be used again. 1 do not suppose my suggestion will Immediately change the uses of a century, but 1 fancy there are not a few of my readers who may be inclined to think that the idea is worth trying. THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATES. New York Mail and Express. McKinley and Hobart are the people's can didates. They stand for the American idea of government. They stand for the administra tion of National affairs along the traditional lines of conservative and patriotic policy. They stand for legislation for the common welfare without discrimination as to class, condition, faction or section. They stand for a progressive civilization, securing prosperity and safety to all citizens. TO SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS. Boston Journal. Here is a brief and simple catechism for sound money Democrats: "Do you want to beat Bryan? "If you want to beat Bryan do you know of any other way of doing it than by electing Mc- Kinley? "If you want to beat Bryan and don t know of any other way of doing it than by electing McKinley why don 1 1 yon take your coat off and wade in and elect McKinley?" Answers to these interrogatories are respect fully solicited from sound money Democrats who declare the currency the paramount issue and yet refuse to act as if they believed what they "said. ________——— VIEWS OF WESTERN EDITORS. They Will Think Before Voting. Pasadena Star. The fruit-growers of California, before they vote in November, will stop long enough to think of the effect of the Democratic tariff bill, which reduced the tariff on oranges and lemons 20 per cent, on raisins $20 per ton. on almonds $40 per ton and on prunes $10 per ton. Bryan advocated these and many other reductions on the products of the farm. Morton Again. Los Angeles Kipress. Secretary of Agriculture Morton is anxious to be nominated on a single gold standard Democratic ticket because be believes that 13 the only way to avoid sinking at once into the profound obscurity from which Cleveland drew him four years ago, and is attacking McKinley for being too friendly to silver. Morton does not want bimetallism, even by an international agreement. Never in a Hurry. Fresno Republican, The Lemoore Lender wonders why our Supreme Court cannot just as well decide in a few weeks as in a few months such important questions as that of the length of tenure of the county officers. There must be a tenderfoot on tha Leader. Our Supreme Court never— that is, hnrdly ever — decides an important case in a few weeks when it has a few months in which to do it. __ A Word for the Women. Sacramento Record-Union. There Is an undertone ot complaint occa sionally heard that young women are crowd ing young men out of the business offices. That may be true. These young women do not gamble nor keep jaunty establishments on $75 a mouth; and there is hardly a single record thus far that any one of them has run away wiih the funds of a bank or has been a de faulter in any place of trust. I'ortunate California. Stockton Independent In all the region east of the mountain! and distant from tne gulf coast the nights are but little less hot than the days, sleep is less re freshing than iv California, and tbe resident becomes debilitated and hence suffers the more. Chicago often gets relief that 1b denied to St. Louis by breezes from Lake Michigan, but she also sometimes gets hot winds from the prairie to the west and south which rarely reach St. Louis. In all that region out of door work is often suspended during the hot weather because it becomes dangerous. Stealing Their Thunder. C~!Uand Enquirer. One of the funny propositions made in the Texas Populist convention was a resolution that the State platform be copyrighted, so that the Democrat* might be prevented from steal ing it. Time was when parties were glad to see their principles spreading, but lately tbe Democrats have been following so closely at the heels of the Populists that the latter begin to be annoyed, and to fear that soon they will not have anything distinctive left. As to Borax. Inyo Register. A leading citizen of the county recently said, when asked if he would vote for Bryan and free silver: "Why should 1 f Not many years ago I had. a chance to clean up a few thousand dollars on borax. We put considerable money into a plant and got out a quantity of borax. When we started in borax was worth 9 cents a pound. When we got our shipment ready, In about sixty days, the Wilson bill had gone into effect and borax was down to 4Va cents. It seems to me there are other things that need looking after as well as silver." £. H. Black, painter, 120 Eddy street. 1 • — • — • De. C. O. Dean, dentist, formerly of 126 Kearny street, has reopened at b% Kearny. * . — * — • A Kid present for Eastern friends. Town ■end's Cal. glace fruits, 50c lb in Jap. baskets.* Spkctal information daily to manufacturers, business bouses and public men by ths Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. ♦ « ♦ « Hicks— My baby actually cried for the moos last evening. Wicks— That's nothing. One of these days she'll be wanting the earth.— Boston Tran script. _______ — _______ Cheap Excursion to St. Pani. Tne Shasta route and the Northern Paclflo R»it road has been selected as the official route to at tend the National Encampment of the O. a. a. at St. Paul, to (be held there September 3to 0. The excursion will leave San Francisco and Saora memo August 26 at 7 p. it Kates fO7 90 for tha round trip. 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