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Wftt t (Tali MONDAY DECEMBER 21. 1896 CHARLES M. SMORTRIDQE, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION RATES- Postage Frees r»Uy and Sunday Cam, one week, by carrier. .fO.IB Dally and Sunday Call, one year, by ma 11 . . .. 6.00 Dally and Sunday Cam,, six months, by mall.. 3.00 Daily and Sunday Calx* three months by mail 1.50 Dally and Sunday Call, one month, by mall.. .65 Sunday Call, one year, by mail 1.50 WKUU.Y Call, on» year, by mall ........... 1.30 BUSINESS OFFICE: 71« Market Street, Can Francisco, California. Telephone Slain— lß6B EDITORIAL ROOMS: 517 Clay Street. Telephone Main— lß74 BRANCH OFFICES: f 27 Montgomery kireet, corner Clay; open until I :f r o'clock. fF9 Hayes street: open until 9:30 o'clock. T , JS larkla street: open until 9:30 o'clock. kV> .corner Sixteenth aud iliaslou streets; open util 9 o'clock. ifclb illusion street; open until 9 o'cloci. Ib 7 iMlilXi street; open until 9 o'clock. i JiUXKft euetst, open till 9 o'clock. OAKLAND OFFICE fco« Broadway. EASTERN OFFICE: Scorns SI and 32, 34 Park Row, New Yorit City- DAVID M. FOLTZ, Eastern Manager. THE CALL SPEAKS for ALL. Pick your presents promptly. Rush the Christmas shopping. There is always some fun in a crush. Keep your eyes open for Californu novelties. The Senate will to-day recognize Cuba enough to talk about her at any rate. The Senators would just as soon have a war with Spain as not. They are too old to fight. Make your purchases during the day if you can and leave the evenings for those who caD't. Do your shopping pronmtly and make way forothers. That is the politeness of the season. The Christmas Call will appear on Christmas day, but this is the day to leave orders for it. To-day the hearings begin as to the relative merits of the San Pedro enter prise and the Santa Monica job. Don't postpone your holiday purchas ing until Christmas eve. You will need tbat day for rest and recreation. There is one thing commendable about the attitude assumed by Senator Hill. It is clearly that of a man who doesn't in tend to stand in anbody's way. The universality of the popular demand that our Government recognize the inde- pendence of Cuba seems a clear proof that the people have already recognized it. A number of Eastern papers have been accused of nominating their pet enemies for Cabinet positions just for the purpose of seeing other papars jump on them and macerate them. If the Central Pacific Company had ever intended to pay it 1 ? dues to the Gov ernment it would have arranged to do so before this. Tbe funding scheme is a fraudulent fake. The battle is over nnd the noise of the combat has been lost in the hum of reviv ing industry, but lo! Boise of lowa has arisen with a warwboop for fiat money. Shall we never have peace? There is no land in the world where the joy of the Christmas season will be so universally diffused among the people as in California, but for all that there will be a need of charity here as well as elsewhere. It required five and a half months to pass the McKinley tariff and upward of eight months to pass the Wilson tariff, so the extra session will have a chance to make a record on speedy work in tariff making. The decision of Congress to take up the funding bill tbe first thing after the holi days means, of course, that there will be no holidays for the monopoly workers. If they know how to make hay at all they will make it now. If tbe advocates of good roads are any where near correct in estimating that the people of the united States lose over $200, -000,000 a year on bad roads It would pay to go over the highways carefully just to pick up the money. As if there were not problems enough in life to make it perplexing to the verge of confusion, tbe Chicago Record has sprung a new one by asking, "Why is it that nine tenths of women in public life are more than thirty-six inches around the waist"? According to the report of the New York Board of Health there were 1125 deaths from sunstroke in that State during the month of August, and it appears, there fore, that the summer season in the East sets in with even more severity than the blizzard period. The vehemence with which the gold standard papers in the East are denounc ing the Republican Senators for appoint ing a committee to devise legislation to promote bimetallism shows that they understand the movement is in earnest and means success. There is no doubt anywhere that the Republican party will keep its pledge. President Harper of Chicago University innocently said in public the otber day that the experiment of leaving it optional with students to attend religious service had not been successful in that institution, and now nearly all the wise men in the country are informing him the failure was due to the fact that the experiment was tried in Chicago. Captain-General Weyler, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cuba, is not hav ing a pleasant life by any means. la ad dition to the anxieties of* bis office he has tbe further grief of knowing that his wife is lying dangerously ill at Barcelona and his eldest son is in the last stages of con sumption. He has every reason in the world for desiring to bo home, and no doubt the desire is with him continually. Many people in the East who have be lieved that Japanese competition is a hum bug have been led to take a sober second \ thought of tbe subject by the failure of a large manufacturing company of Milford, Coon., whose trade has been destroyed by cheap Japanese straw mattings. To make tbe matters worse tbe company is consid ering the advisability of sending their plant to Japan and carrying on the busi ness in that country. CHRISTMAS TRADING. From now until Thursday we shall have in our stores and shops the crush of the Christmas trade. Almost every place in which articles suitable for holiday gifts are sold will be thronged with people from early in the forenoon until as late at night as the shops are open. It is therefore im portant that all should be reminded to do their shopping as speedily as possible, so as to avoid putting others to inconven ience, discomfort and loss. All who can find the time should do their trading during the day, so as to leave the stores in the evening free for those who are engaged in work all day and have no time to make their Christ mas purchases until working hours are over. If those who have leisure in the day time will observe this rule, they will show a genuine Christmas thoughtfulness toward their less fortunate neighbors. They will give the working men and women of the City a fair chance to do their shopping with comfort, and thus enable them to fina more pleasure in it than would be the case if the stores were overcrowded. We have so frequently during the past month urged our people to purchase Cali fornia novelties and dainties for Christmas gifts that it will seem to many like a wearisome insistence if we repeat it again. Nevertheless, this is counsel of a nature which can never be reiterated too often. IS we are to make California a manufacturing State, we must patronize the products of its factories. It is Irom small beginnings that great things grow. Almost all the vast manufactories of the United States were begun on a small scale, and at first involved very little more than hand labor. W r e have a number of these small factories among us now, and if we give them proper support tnere can be no question they will grow into great establishments, whose products will find favor, markets and profits in all parts of the world. If you do not know what articles you wisa to buy for Christmas, or, if knowing the article, you do not know where to ob tain it, read our advertising columns. The Call is recognized by our merchants to be the newspaper of the homes of San Francisco, and they advertise in it all ar ticles needed for the home. By a little study of these advertisements you will be able to find what you wish and know ex actly where to get it. This will enable you to do your shopping with compara tive ease and freedom. You will be saved from t-he weariness and the trouble of the crush and the crowds that throng the stores from now until Christmas day, and yet will make as good bargains as any who spend whole days in the work ol shopping. These tlien are the rules to follow: Do your trading early; purchase Calitornian goods where suitable to your needs, and read The Call advertisements in order that you may know where to obtain any thing you wish in tbe best quality and at the lowest price. Follow tiie«-e and you will not only fiud Christmas shopuing a pleasure to j'ourself but you will help to make it pleasant to others. INTERSTATE COMMERCE That questions of interstate commerce will occupy a large part of the attention of Congress this winter is made evident by the importance given them in the messages of President Cleveland and Attorney-G3neral Harmon and by the proceedings of the Senate committee wn cii is intrusted with the subject. The workings of tbe Interstate Commerce Commis>ion under the present law is certainly unsatisfactory, and it devolves upon Congress to determine what is needed to remedy the eviL A report of the commission itself points out to Congress that the general discon tent with present transportation con ditions is shown by petitions from many sections of the country for the enforce ment of the statutes. The repoit con firms the opinion of the Attorney-General that the law is defective, and recommends amending it so as to give greater force and finality to the findings and decisions of the commission in cases that come be fore it There are some, however, who believe the failure of the law is due to a Inck of energy on the part of the Government. At a session of tfoe Senate committee on Thursday Senator Chandler is reported to have insisted that the Department of Justice has not pressed tbe law with suf ficient vigor. Mr. Chandler stated the Attorney-General himself haa said the pooling agreement of certain roads was legal, and, when some doubt was ez pressed by other Senators, Mr. Chandler produced a letter in which the Attorney- General gave an opinion that in an im portant case he had no doubt the pooling agreement was drawn wit .in the points covered by Judge Symington in the trans- Missouri case. A curious obstacle in tho wav of enforcing the anti-trust and anti-pooling laws was stated by Mr. McFarlane, Assistant District Attorney of New York, who told the Senate committee that considerable difficulty was encountered in findin: Judges who were not disqualified from trying such cases by reason of holding stock in some of the various companies who were parties to tbe suits. It is reported that this statement "seemed to surprise the committee," and that a discussion followed as ta whether the Supreme Court Judee3 themselves were not disqualified to try tbe case in question when it came before them. Taken altogether the whole interstate commerce regulation and the anti-trust laws seem to be in a condition of "con fusion worse confounded." It is not clear whether the blame for failure in the en forcement of the acts to prevent trusts and pools is due to the Attorney-General, to Congress, to the courts, to the Inter state Commerce Commission or to the law. The only thing certain is that something is wrong, and that being so it devolves upon Congress to find out the cause of the evil and apply the remedy as promptly as possible. PROGRESS IN IRELAND. The Irish Land Commission, which was broueht into bein- by the Gladstone act of 1881 for the purpose of deciding what was equitab'e between tenant and land lord, has by later enactment been endowed with powers to loan money to tenants to the end that they might become own ers of small land holdings. The report of the commissioners for the last fiscal year shows there were 1502 applications for advances for this purpose aggregating $2,501,375, of which 1461, amounting to $2,271,280, were granted. The whole amount of cash loans maae by the com mission since its creation has been $51, -065,000. The total amount repaid by the purchasing tenants up to this time is $2,945,000, and they have paid $8,897,400 interest. This reveals the rate at which former tenants are becoming proprietors. The figures of the report become remarkable when they tell of the small proportion of borrowers who have failed to pay up their obligations. Last fall when the install- j THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, MOiN'DAY, DECEMBER 21, 189 G. ments were due from 5202 purchasers, only 61 failed to come up with the money. The friends of Government aid to land purchasers find in this a justification for past advocacy, and are encouraged to fur ther efforts for the extension of facilities for the toilers to become owners of the land they till. It is estimated that under tbe operation of the new land act prob ably five times as much money can be ad vanced to borrowers, and there is little doubt there will be plenty of industrious, capaD'.e and ambitious tenants who will seize the opportuniiy to possess homes. The other work of the Land Commis sion in the fixation of what is rightful rent has been very important also. They passed judgment on $31,500,000 cf rents charged, and reduced them a little over 20 per cent, thus saving to the tenants $6,500,000. The reductions make it clear that tbe Irish have been oppressed by their landlords, and that the Irish Land League had good reason for its birth in the great neea of reform. There is also encouragement in the prospect of the appointment of a Minister of Agriculture and Industry for Ireland, who will have power to draw funds from the imperial exchequer for the develop ment of the resources of the island. A non-partisan committee appointed by|Par liament has been investigating the agri cultural and industrial conditions of the country, and a movement is on foot to have such an office created to carry out the suggestions of the committee. By careful estimates the investigating committee nas reached the conclusion that the Irish crops and livestock might be doubled in value by improved methods of farming. As an example of the ways in which the new office would work for improvement, the practice of Belgium and Holland is recommended, where they have trained instructors to enlighten the farmers as to the best means of conduct ing their industries. The farmers on the Continent produce crops of potatoes seven fold as great per acre as those of the Irish. It is believed that with proper at tention the small Jarrners of Ireland can secure for themselves a good portion of the one hundred millions per annum which England sends to the Continent for the products of dairy and poultry yards. A GIFT TO LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles is not only plucky but lucky. Her citizens are not only enter prising but generous. Her people not only do much for themselves but lor one another. She not oniy advances her wel fare with diligence and public spirit, but she is the recipient of favors which ad vance it still further. Her latest good fortune 13 the gift of 3000 acres of land in one body lying a little more than a mile from the city line, in cluding in its scope what is described as "a beautiful combination of bills and lovely dale? with magnificent prospects and poetic retreats." The description does not seem to be exaggerated, for the land lies portly on the frostless foothills bordering the Cahuenga Valley and partly in tbe level stretches of the Los Angelej river bottom. The gift will be the more gratefully re ceived by the people of Los Angeles on account of the gracious and graceful way in which it was made. Tne donor. Mr. G. J. Gr:nith, says in h:s offer of the gift : in the course of twenty-three years' active business life in California I have become proudly attached to our beautiful city of Los Angeles, wbich, through itj great nature! ad vantages and itd matchless climate, hveracing 300 sunny days in the year, is destined to soon become a great metropolis. The arduous work ot these years has been rewarded with fair success, and, recognizing the duty which one who has acquired some little wealth owes to the community in which he has prospered, and desiring to aid the advancement and happi ness of the city that has been lor so long aud always will be my home. I am impelled to make an offer, the acceptance of which by yourselves, acting for the people, I believe will be a source of enjoyment and pride to my fellows and add a charm to our beloved city. It will be seen these words carry to Los Angeles a compliment ns well as a gift. Tuey will reca 1 to tier people the con sciousness of their possession of an elysian climate, a public spirit of great civic patriotism and a determination to make their city a metropolis for busiues and a paradise for pleasure-seekers. For a gift so charmingly given there can hardly fail to be the most profuse and sincere thankfulness. Los Angeies has now a park of which she cau ba proud, and, moreover, another reason for boast ing of the merits of her citizens as well as of the delights of her soil, scenery and sunshine. NEWS OF FOREIGN NAVIES. H. M. S. Virago, torpedo-boat destroyer of 370 tons, made a successful trial in November last, making a mean speed during three hours of 30.05 knots and developing G425 horse power, or 425 in excess of the contract, she was built and engined by Laird Brothers, Bir kenhead. The two Japanese cruisers to be built by Cramps and the Union Iron Works are, ac cording to the London Times, to be of 4760 tons displdcemen , 405 feet 2 inches length over all, 396 leet lensrih on water line, 49 feet beam and 17 feet 7 inches mean draught. Their armament will consist of two 8-inch rifles, ten 4.7-inch rapid firers, twelve 12 -pounders, two 6 and two 2^-pounders, and they will have five torpedo tubes. The ma chinery will be two triple expansion engines of 15,500 horsepower, four doub!e-?nded and four single-end boilers carrying 165 pounds of steam. The stipulated speed is 22% knots, and the vesbeis are to be completed in two years. The question of increasing the personnel of the British navy is engrossing the attention of the Admiralty, and, of course, Lord Brassey. The latter recommends an old plan of his father set forth years ago in British Seamen. Under it long service in the navy will be maintained and a strong naval reserve wouid be formed in this manner: "Ship-owners are to be encouraged to enter boys, under engage ment, at the end of their four years' appren ticeship, to do a year's training in the navy ; a subsidy of $100 to be paid to the ship-owner and $75 to the boy, or $50 to the ship-owner and a like amount to the boy, who would re turn to the mercantile marine as an A. B. and be kept efficient as a naval reserveman by one month's annual drill." The recent trial of the British cruiser Power ful was a decided success in all respects. At the four hours' forced-draught triai she devel oped 25,886 horsepower and a speed of 21.8 knots. The intended speed was 22 knots, but »s the force of wind was 6 (equal to a pretty stiff gale) the officials were confident that the ship under more favorable coudiiions was able to make 22}$ knots. The boilers, which are of the Belleville type, worked without a hitch and carried 257 pounds of steam. As soon as the forced trial had terminated the ship began her four hours' trial under natural draught, during which 22,000 horsepower were easily maintained. The evolutions were equally sat isfactory, the engines requiring only eleven to fifteen seconds in changing from tull-speed ac tion to full-speed ahead and thirty seconds from full ahead to stop. Further exhaustive trials will be carried on with the ship. A KICK AT FOOTBALL Savannah Press. The gentleman from Carroll who has intro duced into the ; Legislature a : bi!l to prohibit football is on the right -; track. ; "What ;in the name of common-sense is the use of educating boys: if they are to be killed or maimed for life before they have won iheir sheepskins in college? : ; . - ■ ... v .-;, -■, AROUND THE CORRIDORS D. Shaw, who is known in the leading min ing camps from Leadville to the Pacific Ocean, is at the Lick. Mr. Shaw, after being some time in the great Carbonate camp of Colorado, went to Butte, Mont., and two years ago he went to Rossland, B. C. , where, as for merly, he engaged in the hotel business. He owns the Shaw Hotel and the Butte Ho tel in that camp, and frankly admits that he is making a lot of money. "But I've been in n cold country now a good many years," said Mr. Shaw, "and I want to get out somewhere where it's warmer. So I'm going down in a few days, to Guatemala to have a little look around there. My hotels are going on just the same. There's lots of D. SHAW, Famous as a Hotel-Keeper in Many Mining Camps. [•Sketched from iife by a "Call" artist.] people in our family to run them. One of the reasons why I wanted to pet down here is be cause I wanted to see the old ting on^e more. ••But that's a good district. You know, the experts who went in there five or six years ago all turned it down. But the people there went right along developing it till they've got plenty of ore. "It's a big proposition, but it's low grade, and as you go down it gets better. It shows, besides the gold, 5 to 8 per cent of copper, and you know that's always good. "No, it's not very coid there, nothine like so cold as Butte. Last winter tnere was only one time when the thermometer went below zero. That time it was six beiow. "Jim Wardner, the famous miner aud town. buiuier, walked into my place up there this summer, and as he held the pen in this hand ready to register, I snid: 'We!!, I am glad to see you, Jim.' He didn't recognize me, and I add.d that the last time 1 saw him was twenty six years ago in Cottonwood, when he was booming >ome propositions there. It was a regular reunion we had. "Wardntr has just soil the Colona mine to Montreal parties and made a stake again. He is between Montreal and Bossland now. Wardner has an enormous number of friet.ds all over the West, and it is no trouble for him to get hold oi a pretty fair mine. Everybody is glad he has caught on attain." MY FRIEND— THE PROSPECTOR If I were to write for the papers to print What uTf I Indite, i ovine That my critics would say it was written that way I- or so many Uol ars a line. An<l so. with the view hat I'm writing to you, Where no critic's lances are tiurlt-d, I'll touch the taul srmg ot my lyre and sing Of the brst-hearied man in the world. Hark back to the prospect In Poverty Guloh, Before you found din that wou d pay, When the hope In your breast, like the gold in the west, Burned brightest at close of tbe day. If I were but rich, or if you were siill poor, And we sat where your cabin smoke curled. 'I ben in unstinted lays I c tiid pour out the praise Of the besl-bearted man in the world. — C'y Wariuan, in New York Sun. PERSONAL. W. H. Pyburn of Salinas is at the Baldwin. W. 8. Montgomery, U. S. N., is at the Palace. M. Stenge, a merchant of Dixon, is at the Lick. P. C. Drescher, a Sacramento grocer, is at the California. Rev. George Chase of Chicago is visiting at the Palace, J. G. Cidro, a mining man from Jamestown, is at the Russ. Sam V. Rucker. a San Jose merchant, is a guest at the Palace. H. M. Albery. an attorney of Colusa, is a late arrival at the Grand. State Senator R. H. Flint of San Juan is reg istered at the Palace. R. J. R. Aden, the Vallejo merchant, is regis tered at the Baldwin. Arpad Vollner, a miner of Triunfo, Mexico, is a guest at the Russ. James E. Dye, a mining man of Jackson, is on a vMI at tbe Grand. J. M. Baker, a mining man of Copperopolis, is on a visit at the Russ. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thompson of Fort Bragg are at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. F. M. Brown is down from Vallejo and stay ing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Professor H. C. Nash, librarian of Stanford University, is at the California. J. Ross Trayner, an orchardist of Marysyllle, arrived at the Grand last night. Judge A. P. Catlin of Sacramento is among yesterday's arrivals at the Lick. W. W. Chapin, a merchant of Sacramento, arrived at the Palace yesterday. H. W. Crabb, an orchardist of Oakville, is making a short visit at the Grand. J. W. Roper, an insurance agent and wheat broker of Cfcico, is a guest at the Grand. A. C. Risendale, a merchant of Pacific Grove, registered yesterday at the Grand. Thomas Couch.who is extensively Interested in Montana mines, is a guest at the Palace. K. Caspar, who is building the electric-light plant at Vallejo, is at the Lick with his wife. Lewis A. Spitzer, County Assessor of Santa Clara, is at the Grand, registered from San Jose. County Clerk G. M. Foote of San Benlto County is at the Grand, registered from Hoi lister. C. M. Collier, a silk importer of Kobe, Japan, arrived at the Palace yesterday, westward bound. I. a Bostwick, the Stockton grain-dealer and capitalist, has b.^eu confined to his home in the Mill City for tbe past week with a threat ened attack of pneumonia. Douglas S. Cone, a capitalist and rancher of Red Bluff', is among the recent arrivals at the Palace. Supervisor E. McGettigan of Solano County is in town from Vallejo ana has headquarters at the Kuss. Colonel H. Trevelyan, a wine merchant and vineyardlst of Fresno, registered at ihe Palace yesterday. K. Praz of the Apoliinaris firm of Charles Gray & Co. of New York, arrived at the Paluce last night. Mrs. D. F. Verdenal of New York, wife of the newspaper correspondent whose gossipy notes on San Franciscans in Gotham are familiar here, arrived yesterday at the Occidental from the East. Dr. H. C. Myers, assistant professor of chem istry at Stanford University, is a guest at the California. G. W. Mann, the well-known mining expert of Duluth, Minn., is registered at the Cosmo politan Hotel. J. B. Sanford, the Mendocino County As semblyman, is down from Ukiah and is stay ing at tho Rus3. Tod Sloan, the well-known jockey, arrived at the Baldwin yesterday afternoon from San Antonio, Texas. Isidor Alexander, a San Francisco news paper correspondent at Sacramento, arrived at the Lick last night. K. 11. Winchester of Portsmouth, N. H., ar rived from the East last night and registered at the Occidental with his wife. Mrs. I. D. McLennan, son and two daughters, of New York Ci:y, are among the latest ar r.vals at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Henry H. Ward of Rochester, K. V., a natur alist completing a tour of the world, is among the receut arrivals at the California. J. J. O'Neill, one of the firm of paper manu facturers with mills in Lebanon, Or. , and at Sequel, Santa Cruz County, arrived at the Grand yesterday from Lebanon, Or. Miss Blanche Davis, Miss Lolo Davis and their brother, George Davis, arrived at the occid2n tal yesterday irom a visit to New York. They are on their way home to Carson City, Nev. G. B. Griffith of Los Angeles, who recently gave 1800 acres on the outskirts of Los An geles for a city park, reputed the largest in the world, is at the Baldwin with his family. Major C. K. Warden of the Klamath Indian Reservation, loft for the East last night, and Captain J. D. Applegate returned to the reser vation, after completing a visit here at the Grand. C. O. Burton, prand secretary of the Ameri can Legion of Honor, returned from the East last Saturday evening, where he has been on business of the order. On his way back he made a call on President-elect William Mc- Kinley. Commodore Harry Gillig of the Larchmont Yacht Club, Will Barton, composer of popular songs, and Frank L. Unger, arrived yesterday from New York. They came across the conti nent to attend the Christmas high jinks of the Bohemian Club. Mrs. William Fahey, wife of William Fahey, proprietor of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, accom panied by her son. John Fahey, lelt the City yesterday lor Souora, Tuoluinne County, to at tend the funeral of her sister, Miss :.fary Fahey, whose demise, so rapid oa the death of her lather (who died on the 3d of last Novem ber), has made her loss felt tho more acutely. Hosts of friends have called to tender their sympathy on her deep DereavemonL NEWSPAPER PLEASANTRY. Tom— l don't know whether she Mnßi or not. Jack— She doesn't. I heard hor.-Snuro Moments. Hoax— What 1 You buying a bicycler I thought you detested them. Joax— So I do, but I've b«on run over long enough. Now I'm going to have »ny rovetige, —Spare Moments. Old-fashioned Mother— l don't know wh*i you girls see in theao rougli-looklnt: IftOttal) players to worship. The Girls— O moiherl Ju«t *<>• h« w i>p»,,|i f ully br utal they lookl — I'uck. "Did you read that touching alory ot v.« little boy who saved liU mother from * t . i .-,..% thirsty lion?" "No. How did It happpnT" "Why tho lion ate the llttln bnjr,"^Chl«H»»rt Record. . Miss Kecdllck— Kthol oau't be »f«pr ...,., IDt . Bhe has broken her engagement with ttmt wealthy plumber. f Miss Fosdicic— Don't he too Hurt*, She ni<».i him for a man who owns »' bio/ cte>r«ltnlfl t%»f shop.— Moments, : ' Miss Parvenue (visiting In n,.»i....i w.w. long to a very honorable f umlly, Miss BeacouUtQolndQedY Miss Parvenue - V,.», „„,,* built an »n« central mansion last'.eumiaef :nt* ■' i'ost of 8250,000.— Clcvolnhd Leaaefi Pa— Well, Johnny, how dd m.. Him .ohoolt Johnny— thß*ohodt'i tall 0. v . but th« teacher doesn't know i....i.in "Doesn't know auyihibgf Why <1n o»r that' 1 :;: , : .. :•- - : ' , . ■.-•.- . - -,--,,: "•Causosho'i always asking Us •jtiettlitßl,"— Scottish-American,- r ' v v TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take laxative nrpinni^H.Hi.o tablet*!. *u.»,>, g . gist* refund Un> uiouey H iti.n»i..M,,u ;.,,. TO OPES UP THE MOTHER LODE A Great Enterprise for Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne. Project on Foct to Operate an Electric Road in These Counties. It Will B3 a Feeder for the Sierrt Pacific to Be Built From Stockton. In connection with the Sierra Pacific Railroad, whicb is to run out of Stockton into the mining section about forty-five miles eastward, another great enterprise is projected, and one tbat will greatly tend to revolutionize the present situ ation along the mother lode of Cali fornia, extending through the counties of Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne. The great factor will be tbe immense electric-power plant being pat up on the Mokelumne River by an English syndi cate represented by Prince PoniatowskL This will have a capacity sufficient to fur nish power for all the mines in that lo cality nnd also for tha latest project con templated—that is, an electric railway about thirty miles long, to be operated between Jackson, San Andreas, and along the mother lode to the north and south of these towns. The proposed electric road will be tapped by the Sierra Pacific Kailroad at a point somewhere between Jack Eon and San Andreas. J. W. Hartzell, who has been engaged to secure a right of way for the electric line, is now in Ban Francisco on a busi ness visit. He is most enthusiastic on the subject. His headquarters are at Jack son. "Water power,'' said Mr. Hartzell, "is now mostly used by the mines, and the great trouble is that this power has always b^en controlled by the larger mines, and the smaller mines and those in which prospecting was to be done have not been able to get sufficient power to properly operate them. This electric plant of the English syndicate will fur nish all the power required. Among the towns that will be greatly benefited by the new order of things are Jackson, San An dreas, Amador City, Sutter Creek and, in fact, all the towus In that section. "T. S. Buiock is authority for saying that work will be commenced on the con struction of the Sierra Pacific from Stock ton as soon as the rights of way are se cured from Stockton to the mother lode. As soon as this work is begun the right of way for an electric road will b* secured along the mother lode. Mr. Bullock is largeiy interesied in both projects. "One great advantage of these projects will be thai trains leaving the mother lode at 1 p. M. will make connection at Stock ton with the boat leaving there that after noon for ban Francisco. The California Navigation and Improvement Company has agreed to put on a passenger boat to make the trip between Stockton and San Francisco in four hours. • "The building of the electric road will be very expensive owing to the uneven character of the counuv it will pass through. It will probably cost $10,000 a mile, but it will undoubtedly prove a pay ing investment as it will give that section of country an almost direct outlet to tide water and to San Francisco and make it possible to handle all tbe products of that region to much better advantage. It will also, of course, greatiy stimulate develop ment of all kinds in the counties through which the mother lode extends." PARAGRAPH ABOUT PEOPLE. Dr. Daniel G. Brinton has proved that the first battle on American soil in which horses were used was that at Cintla, in Tobasco, Mex ico, in March, 1519. The pipe smoted by the new Shah of Peril* on state occasions is set with diamonds, rubles and emeralds of the costliest kind, and is stated to be worth as much as $400,000. OttoShobert, a German machinist who lives in Brooklyn, is a claimant on behalf of tils wife of a fortune left by the East Indian nabob named Paul Hof man, who died without leav ing a will. Mrs. Shobcri Ifl his niece. Ttxe tor* tune Is said to bo #50.000.000. There Is being exhibited just now at Brussels a dinner servica in glass, mauutaQlurevt m the Val St. Lambert works to th« onler ot LI Huns Chang. It consists of S(>o i>i(>i'y», mu| for an elaborate banquet of sixty (Mltt| toe miro cry tnl bol«K Until with r«M oo)or> President Harper «<( the* Unlv«r»lty a! Ch|. cngo said th« other <luy mm uutr year* o( «v« perlmenttntt with voluntary «!(«>ti>!»no«> of re. llKUltlt StU\lll!» llH.l jnojutro.i him tO tUt I Unit tl\n Mia'ois 01 (ho «<x|>citm<>i«t tinit not been urcni. (oiiioliu* Vf»u.i,M l-11l has always l>#»n th« >;>•■< i viMiiig mail »i •Uo Vnndorbllt (amity. A winy (ilixiuli not ■itMMtIMI uiiaritable) uUr evmmi who mil'? Ml him at dinner remarked afterward that t'oi iioluu "would undoubtedly Im iho vmuimbiit uuuly'a roprosonintlvo in Ui'itvou," Mil QtttfM Drt« Merrill, a native of Fly m.Miii., Mb.i . i\ woaaa of literary ability and kWrtttl nu.l < -.nior lit historical Heidi, died at o\ttJ X ... n \ , u»i wook. Mrs. Merrill was a «i»«i bi«"U utunildaughter of Ueneral John i.i.mim ••( Mmhiehead, Mass., the head ot tht Atniiihau nrtHlory service In the revolution ftt] >M»>. __________ FOR THE DESERVING POOR. I JMvoralfled Entertainment at X<*ti«o . Huna'. Hull To-Night fur Chut II », A lively, diversified (tntortatiuuattt, out bracing musical, theatrical, Ihiuwmo... «„,( ■ liMiuniic features, will be given At N*itv« Holla* Hall on Mason « trout U»U evening by: the Young Men'»; ■oolttj ,>r 8u r,, rick's Church, assisted by the boat t«, 0 ,,( of both saxes available in ttio ixttiah. The proceeds resulting from a nominal , n«w mission fee will bo ilivuUit equally bo. twoon the two simply charitable •ootaties of the J church, the Hi. Viuonnt d* Paul Society and the , Bociety of Ladies of Charity. My these two societies tho money will be ipont in supplying the worthy poor of the purlin with 6uch necessaries as may be in<>»t required. ■ Fuel, clothing and food will bo supplied where proper committees shall see fit, bat no money will be given in any case. Here is the long programme, suggestive at least of full moneys worth : Overture, Sacred Heart College Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Schernstern; introductory remarks, Eugene if. Lacy, presi dent of the Young Men's Society; contralto solo, "Thou Art My Life" (Macheroni), Mrs. L. Steffani; I'elsarie system of dramatic expres sion, Miss Ruby Stimpson; soprano solo, Mrs. S. J. Tully; clarionet obligato, Muster Leonard Tully (piano accompanist, Mrs. Waldo Rucker); comic recitation, George v . Culvert; vocal duet, "The Lovers' Quarrel," Herbert C. Wickes and Miss Jeanette Coleman; comic songs, W. J. Hynes; mandolin selections, the Misses Clara Bader, Clotilde Devlin, Nettle Johnson, Florence Maguire, Mami^ Grennan, Annie Baser, Angela Devlin and Mabel Johnson ; vocal solo, "For All Eternity" (Macheroni), Dr. T. A. Rottanzi; monologue, Profrssor C. K. Newton; soprano tolo — Adam's "Noel," by Miss Annie Roney; tenor solo— Deuza's '-Star of >fv Heart, by J. H. Desmond; selections — Sacred Heart College Orchestra. An amusing one act farce, "The Insurance Aeent," with tue following cast of characters: Jerry Alahoney alias Mr. X., the insurance agent, by J. c' O'Donnell; Anthony Henn, a very determined man, by William T. Flynn; Joshua Ticker a telegraph operator, by William Wallace; Misa Matilda, Mr. Henn's sister, by Miss Alice C Minner; Jessie Henn, Mr. Henn's daughter by Miss Nellie Maguire; Molly, the maid with' the treacherous memory, by Miss Charlotte fi Johnston. KINDERGARTEN ANNIVERSARY. That of Central AX. K. Church Joyously Celebrated. At Central Church Saturday afternoon there was a time of joy and delight for the members of the kindergarten school. There was a loaded Christmas-tree, with "joys" for all. Th<s principal. Miss Susie Abbott, assisted by Miss S. Ward, Mrs. Abbott and others, had arranged a de lightful programme, and through the gen erosity of the Kings' Daughters of tbe church and Mrs. J. C. Jordan, W. Abbott and C. B. Perkins each little tot was sup plied, the girls with a doll, the boys with a flute, and all with candies and books. It was indeed a time of cheer and happiness, and all— parents and children— went homo happier, full of sunshine and good will to all. LADY'S SKIRT WITH CIRCULAR FRONT AND CODET BACK. For making skirt of plaids, checks and stripes, the shape with a circular front and godet back is preferred to all others, as it saves the trouble of matching at the Beams, for all the seams in this shape are hidden, falling as they do in between the godet folds, the front being in one piece. The seams join- ing it to the back are also hidden in the folds. Novel effects can be obtained b7 cutting striped goods with stripes up and down in front. This brings the stripes bias at the sides The backs are then cut stripes straight up and down the center of each godet, or with tne stripes crosswise. A tall woman will find it becoming to cut with the stripes going around the tront. Materials of checks, plaids or stripes made after this model look well with waists of plain material, with sleeves to match the skirt, the waist made with blouse effect in front, and full over a fi tted lining in the back. A jacket waist of plain goods is also stylish, wearing a blouse to match the skirt. A Dlaid silk in light colors with black chiffon bodice makes as handsome a gown as can be desired. This skirt pattern is appropriate for making up any material, and may be worn with any waist. Large, handsome basket and lour pounds of >ur lamous broken candy, 50c. Townsend'a. " Tims to send your Eastern friends Cal. glace fruits, 50c ib. ; handsome bkts. Townsend's. * 4 lbs. famous broken candy, handsome bkts., 50c Townsend's, Palace building. • ' Special information daily to manufacturer*, business houses and public men by the Press Clipping .bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. * The new peer, the Marquis of Granby, is one of the handsomest men that ever sat in Par liament. Phillips' Koclt Island Excursion* Leave San Francisco every Wednesday, via Rio Grande and Boct Island Hallways. Through tourist sleeping-cars to Chicago and Boston. Man ager and porters accompany these excursions to Boston. For tickets, sleeping-car accommodation! and further information, address Clinton Jones, General Agent Koolc Island Railway, 80 Moo* gomaxy street. Kan Franclaeo. "Mrs. Winglow's Soothing Syrup" Has been used over fifty years by millions of mothers for their children while Teething with per fect success. Jt soo. hes tbe child, softens the gams. allays rain, cores Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether ant ing irom tee. hiDg or otber causes, lor sale by drug gists in every pan of the world. Be sure and sale lor .Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup. 250 a bottie. t'OKOKArxv— Atmosphere Is perfectly dry, soft ■Dd mild, being entirely free from the mists com mon furtnrr north. Bournl-trip tickets, by steam ship, including fifteen days' board at the Hotel dal Coronado. ?65: longer stay $2 SO per day. Appl/ 4 Bn Mouigomerj- si., San Francisco. ayfr'h Cherry Pectoral, if used according to dlreo lons, is a speedy cure for colds. Ask your druggist (or Ayer's Almanac. Blynklns — A girl who can sing just as soon as she gets up in the morning must have a sweet disposition. Wynkint— Not necessarily. She may have a gnuUe against somebody in the neighbor hood.—Baltimore News. MEW TO-DAY. Scott's Emulsion is Cod- liver Oil prepared as a food* ;At the same time, it is a blood maker, a nerve tonic and an up-builder. But principally it is a food for tired and weak digestions; for those who are not getting the fat they should from their ordinary food; for chil- dren whom nothing seems to nourish; tor all who are fat-starved and thin. It IS pleasant to take; at test* it ts not unpleasant. Children like it and ask for more. : v..,.. ,tf n s ii.<« ruve ■ "just as good " kind. !snt «lw kind ill othtt* try to equal good enough for you t» Badway's Pills Turoiv vi-ffotaWo. wl'il Hti<l rrllßbn. cure alldla- or<Jof« if i'hc> ■ -i,< <l,« i|v»r, liowrls. . - Kill UMIUI, i;il.lOl NESS, IM»IH>rioS, IVKI'ID 11VEB, IMS ;\ t i < i i\«}S, DYSPEPSIA. I"- .•»•, l».<\. fol>l by nUdruggista.