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iT'hrt *^s^siih^-!***^^2^^it^m _r-..i TUESDAY .....SEPTEMBER 28, 1897 JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor. Address All Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager. PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 Market street, San Francisco 'leiephone Main 1863. EDITORIAL ROOMS -...517 Clay street Telephone Main 1-74. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL (DAILY AND SUNDAY) is served by carriers in this city and surrounding towns for 15 cents a week. By mail $6 per year; per month 65 cents. THE WEEKLY CALL. One year, by mail, $1.30 OAKLAND OFFICE 90S Broadway NEW YORK OFFICE Rooms 31 and 32, 34 Park Row. BRANCH OFFICES— S-7 Montgomery street, corner Clay; open until 9:30 o'clock. 339 Hayes sireet; open until 9:3) o'clock. 615 Larkin street; op.ii until 9:30 o'clock. SW. corner Sixteenth and Minion streets; open until 9 o'clock. -."■IS Mission street; open until 9 o'clock. 1243 Mission street; open until 9 o'clock. 1505 Polk street; open until 9*3o o'clock. NW. corner Twenty-second and Kentucky streets; open till 9 o'clock. WRONGS OF A NATION. IN ALL history there is nothing more powerful nor more piti ful than the plea and position of the native Hawaiians. Under their constitutional kingdom they had the right of suffrage, They -willingly gave it to the Americans domiciled in their country without any form of naturalization or requir ing that allegiance to the United States be abjured. The most extreme demand they ever made was that these Americans, who could vote one month in Honolulu and the next in San Francisco, should take out certificates of "denization," avow ing themselves den zens of Hawaii, without expatriation from the United States. This most reasonable policy was the canse of the revolution, which was aided by the naval presence ofthe United Slates. When this was accomplished the amiable na tives found themselves deprived of the suffrage by the very men upon whom they had so prodigally conferred it, and their voice in the government of their country silenced violently by the strangers who bad fed and fattened on their hospitality. At Washington and Lo the press of this country the story runs of American holidays celebrated in Hawaii, of the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July and the observance of Thanksgiving. Nothing is more natural than that the 2 per cent of Americans in that land who were never in the right sense citizens, who are in temporary possession of it for the purpose oi selling it, should show no Hawaiian patriot ism. It is not their country. Its traditions do not appeal to them. Its history is not their history. Its flag rouses no more emotion in them than is found in the pirate who hauls down the colors of his prize. But with the native Hawaiians it is different. Though Senator Morgan marks official announce ment that "it is notour policy- to consult the natives of any country which we wish to annex" the natives offer to our Con gressmen such humble hospitality as they can command, say ing: "We have no wealth out of which to entertain, for what was ours has been taken from us by the government." They plead friendship for the United States and are sincere in it, but they say: "We love cur own country and we want it left to us. We are patriotic for Hawaii, while friendly to the United States." It is possible that the cry of these people will not be heard in the Senate, that it will not impress the country. Already it is published to the world that the United States will frown upon any expression of anti-annexation sentiment among the natives, though they are 3*3 per cent of the popula tion and the Americans only 2 per cent. Instead of appearing as the suppressor of public opinion, it should be the care of this Government and the pride of its people to encourage and protect such expression in Hawaii. The Dole Government exists by violence and denial to the ma jority its rights, and this violence is solely the work of the United Stales. President Dole has never submitted himself even to tbe restricted suffrage his revolution created. He is President of a so-called republic, but was never a candidate for the office before the people, and there are evidences of such dis cord among the 2000 people who are permitted to vote that if an election for President Mere held he would be defeated even by the machine he has co carefully created. Metropolitan Temple recently rang with denunciations of bessism in the politics of San Francisco. Now bossism in this city rests and has always rested upon the criminal capacity of a few men to practically disfranchise the majority by crimes against the ballot. Li/this way a minority runs the city gov ernment, but 50 far it has done no worse than sell us out to a few corporations. It has not peddled us in the world's market and put our sovereignty up for sale to ihe biggest and greedi est bidder. In ibis respect Boss Dole is a long step ahead of our various bosses, and yet his act is approved by the men who de nounce bosses at home. Notwithstanding the reports about Japan the world Is wait ing passively for us to fix our own character among the powers. We established this republic upon the firm thesis that all gov ernments derive their just powers from the consent of the gov erned. The world waits to see whether adhering to that at home we seek extracontinental jurisdiction based upon its violation. As for Japan, she has people and treaty rights in Hawaii, and if watchful of these her duty to herself is no menace to the United States, though it serve, admirably as material for ap peal to false patriotism. The impulse to be liberal Thanksgiving is general and there is no e_-/Cuse tor discouraging it. For this reason the scheme of the Hearstlings is to be deplored. People want to give where they know the gifts will do the most good. They do not lite to put even so small a thing as a turkey in the hands of an agent in whom they have no particular reason to have con fidence. If the Hearstlings will name a committee to count the turkeys perhaps public faith would be in a measure established. But to ask people to turn over to the Examiner management, without security, a fat Thanksgiving bird is asking 100 much. There are several men at San Qtientin or Folsom on leave of presence for twenty years for having engaged in the footpad industry, but this city seems to have several more who could be spared to swell the colony. Perhaps it would be a good plan to offer a premium for the scalps of highwaymen. Certainly the popular distaste for bein-? sandbagged at onu's own door is founded on something more than mere prejudice. NO BONDS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES. THERE is an issue between Governor Budd and Mayor Phelan concerning the tax levy made by the latter. The Governor says it was understood that the Fire and Health departments should not be crippled in the levy. This is denied by Mayor Phelan, who at the same time seems to admit the in sufficiency of the levy and the prospect of a deficiency by say- that it can be met by issuing bonds. Wnen a city issues bonds to pay current expenses it raises a signal of distress which denotes It among municipalities. The Call is not vitally concerned in the partisan emergencies of that wing of the Democracy which is now as wildly enthusiastic over the dis graceful overthrow of its city government as it was over the election of the same less than a year ago; but the people will be quiet to see the hypocrisy of a dollar-limit levy and a bond issue to pay the current expenses which It leaves deficient. An evening paper speaKingof the yellow Examiner used the expression: "When the turnkey stalks behind." The yellow editor is said to have shuddered with horror upon seeing it. Probahiy a hasty glance had made him read "turkey" for "turn key." There are matters upon which a Hearstling can be sen sitive, and this bird is one of them. Bateman Brothers have been given thirty days in which to formulate a reason for desiring thirty days more in which not to push their contract on the Hall of Justice. They are very good to consent to accept an extension of small doses. Charity should request the police to keep an eye on some of its self-appointed agents. ruE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28," 1597. A CHEEKY BOODLER. THE charge that an opponent in controversy is always governed by improper motives is the readiest "argument" of the newspaper boodler. Misrepresentation, sophistry, bluster, falsification and the other weapons with which jour nalistic scallawags carry on their campaigns against public and corporate treasuries are all subordinated to the vociferous allega tion that their motives only are lofty and noble and that the motives of every other person are corrupt and debased. No brains are required to make such a charge ; in fact, the asser tion that every man except the one who conducts a boodle newspaper is degraded and dishonest naturally at all times rises to the lips of those engaged in befuddling the public with loud protestations of journalistic virtue. The principal boodle newspaper in San Francisco is the Examiner. Not long ago it was caught with a railroad con tract in its pocket which called for 530.000 worth of "adver tising" from the Southern Pacific Company. The contract covered a political campaign and two sessions of the Legisla ture, and contained a proviso that in consideration of the pay ment of the money at the rate of $2000 a month for fifteen months the railroad corporation was to receive "fair" treat ment at the hands of the guerrillas who, during the period, might happen to be holding up corporations with the Examiner. Indisputable evidence that the contract was corrupt was found in the fact that when the Southern Pacific Company refused longer to be robbed and violated its obligation, notwithstand ing 58000 was still due and unpaid, no attempt was ever made to collect the money and no action was ever brought for the breach. Persons of delicate sensibilities may marvel that a convicted boodler of this sort should hold up its hands before the world and declare that it is a holy of holies. Yet this is exactly what the Examiner has done for two days last past. It says that THE CALL has "turned tail" on its previous policy toward the new Board or Supervisors and has joined with other "professed highwaymen of the press" in an effort to reinstate the old board. The logic of this is in that supporting the appoint ments of the new Supervisors and the effort to secure the good government which those appointments represent the Mission street boodler is alone in its moral glory, In other words, the charge is that the other papers, not one of whom has been convicted of signing $30,000 railroad contracts for "advertis ing" with the Southern Pacific, are under the "lash" of tlie corporations and are pursuing policies with respect to the new Board of Supervisors which are paid for in coin. If the Examiner were not a convicted as well as a yellow journalistic garroter it might with some propriety claim the possession of all the cardinal virtues and attribute all the car dinal vices to its contemporaries ; in fact, it might without offending anybody imitate the ordinary drab in protesting too much ; but it is an insult to the intelligence of this community for that degraded and foul-smelling newspaper boodler to charge anybody with corruption or with "turning tail" when it itself has been convicted of the most stupendous journalistic crime known in the history of California, and when it is a notorious fact that it itself always "turns tail" on its policy the moment any person comes along to guarantee an '"adver tising" or other contract. THE CALL'S policy toward tne new Supervisors is plain and undefiled. We indorsed the appointments of Governor Budd and Mayor Phelan on moral grounds and we predicted better government as a result. We have criticised in tem perate phrase the leading feature of the policy of the new Su pervisors and we have advanced what we consider sound arguments to sustain that criticism. We believe a dollar limit on taxation for a city like San Francisco to be a narrow and Silurian policy, and we believe it to be especially narrow and silurian now that we have twelve honest men as Super visors, who would have expended increased appropriations economically and judiciously. If all this is "turning tail," then we are proud to have presented our terminal appendage to the horrified gaze of the Mission-street footpad. The truth of the matter is the Examiner is now engaged in an attempt to bulldose the Supreme Court. It fears that the decision of that tribunal in the mandate proceedings argued yesterday will restore the old Board of Supervisors to place and power. Because all the newspapers which have hereto fore commented upon Judge Wallace's ruling will not join it in its wild endeavor to control the action of the higher court it is charging them with being in the pay of corporations. It is sufficient to say on our behalf that THE CALL is not in the business of influencing the judgment of courts of justice. Men are elected to those tribunals to render decisions on the law as it is found in the statute* in cases that come properly before them, and we expect them to do their duty. If the Supreme Court finds in the mandate proceedings that the tax levy of the old Board of Supervisors is the legal levy, we shall cheerfully abide by the ruling. The levy of the old board is substantially like that of the new, and in any event the silurians cannot be damaged by it. It is, indeed, better that the law should prevail than that even honest Supervisors should serve out the terms of the "Solid Eight." A govern ment without law would be even worse than a government of* newspaper boodlers. If the yellow highwayman of Mission street did not have some corrupt motive to subserve in the assaults it is now mak ing on the Supreme Court it would subscribe to this principle also, for it is the first and most frantic to appeal to the law when it or any of its blackmailing crew tall into the clutches of the courts. When the people of X mucky have a pleasing duty to per form it is hard to stop them. Recently while a revival was in progress there necessity appeared for hanging a citizen. Im mediately uprose the worshipers, brushed the dark and bloody dust from their knees, and having hanged the citizen, returned to the seemly attitude of thanksgiving and praise. Seldom has there been an opportunity to observe business and pleasure so picturesquely mixed. . *. The rlne supposed to have been formed for the purpose of murdering the President of Mexico has tackled what might technically be expressed as a hard game. Diaz doesn't want to be murdered, and the fellow who tried it the other day has per manently retired from business. Can't the members of the ring try something mild, like suicide, and be satisfied? It is far more difficult to reform the world than to get out of it. The mourning widows who bob up every time a rich bache lor dies may be aii right. Indeed, their grief may come from the heart and their weeds not be a bluff. But they must excuse people for withholding sympathy. "Weep and you weep alone," is particularly apt in a case wherein the tears are sus pected of being crocodile. Many people who do not take much interest in prize-fights, and only wish that the race of pugilists would hammer itself into kingdom-come, wonder vaguely why Mitchell is coming from England to California for the purpose of getting thumped. Why can't be fall off a house and have his fun nearer home at moderate expense? ♦_. Weyler denies so emphatically that the town of Managua has been captured as to confirm a general belief tbat tbe news is true. Even yet the Greeks chafe under the restraints of an ignoble peace. They evidently think a running match in which the long-distance record is shattered is something in which to take pride. Spain is advertising for help a.ainst the encroachments of the United States, but responses have not begun to come in. Apparently everybody has a better job. * - Weyler's demand for more otficials shows his desire to replace the type-writing corps, most of whom must have sue- I cumbed to corns on the fingers. PERSONAL. XV. J. Esler of Brentwood is at the Russ. F. Alexander of Napa is at the Cosmopolitan. J. XV. Baird of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is at the Lick. Dr. J. P. E. Heintz of Monterey is at the Oc cidental. J. H. Martin, a rancher of Woodland, is at the Kuss. J. T. Smith, a mining man of Auburn, is at the Grand. L. F. Moulton, a large rancher of Colusa, is at the Lick. J. B. Baker ot Merced is registered at the Cosmopolitan. District Attorney E. A. Forbes of Marysville is at the Grand. Major J. H. Simpson, the Fresno hotel man, is at the Palace. J. C. Kemp Van Ec and M. Friend, of London, are at the Palace. J. D. Carr, the Salinas capitalist, is registered at the Occidental. Dr. J. T. Kiggins of Morgan Hill is regis tered at the Baldwin. F. L. Ransome of Washington, D. C, arrived at the Lick last night. Dr. Farreli and Mrs. Farreli of San Mateo are guests at the Palace. Colonel D. B. Fairbanks, N. G. C, of Peta iuma, ls at the California. ' Dr. Robert Haynes is at the Occidental ac companied by Mrs. Haynes. C. E. S. Wood, a lawyer of Portland, Or., is at the California with his two sons. E. Wills of the Wills Cordage Company of New York is registered at the Grand. . Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. F. H. Seymour of Sonora, Mexico, are guests at the Palace.. District Attorney E. A. Freeman of Amador County is at the Grand registered from Jack son. J. M. Wilmans of Newman, who owns mines in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, is at the Lick. ' - " -•-J* 1 '" •** D. 11. Coles of New York, who has mining interests in Tuolumne County, is at the Occi dental. **• Captain Thomas Couch, a mining man from Montana, arrived at the Palace yesterday evening. Frank Southerland, a mining man with in terests in the northern part of the State, is at the Palace. George XV. Hondley, a banker of Phcenix, Ar 7.., Is at the Occidental accompanied by his vie and child. Miss Glen Byrne, a drummer from New York, arrived at the Baldwin last night with as many trunks as a Saratoga belle. A. W. Simpson, the Stockton 1 :mb**r-dea!er, accompanied by Mrs. Simpson and Miss Simp son, arrived at the Occidental yesterday. O. W. Eaton, a former Staniord football man ager, will leave here this morning on the Cen tral overland for a three weeks' trip through the East. Mrs. D. M. Loring of Loring Club fame, ac companied by Miss Loring, returned last night from Boston and is at the Occidental, where Mr. Loring has been staying lor some time. Major Darling, U. S. A., retired, is at the Oc cidental accompanied by Mrs. Darling and Miss Darling. Tne party is in town for a few days from the Hastings ranch at Rutherford. Among the arrivals yesterday at the Lick were Mr. and Mrs. James S. Braly, Miss El i beth Bra'.y and Miss Bertha Braly of Fresno, where Mr. Braly is interested. In the real estate business. S. F. Boyd of Chicago, assistant general passenger agent of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, arrived here yesterday and Is at the Occidental, where he will remAin during a few days' visit. Among the arrivals yesterday at the Califor nia were James L. Wadham of San Diego and hl» son James E. Wad ham, also of San Diego, and accompanied by his wife and Miss Wad ham. The younger Mr. Wadham is a lawyer. XV. G. Curtis of the maintenance of Way de partment of the Southern Pacific Company departed from here on Sunday evening for o*jden to meet Mrs. Curtis, who is returning from Chicago and will ariive here Thursday night. ' "• :-; CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. j£7.— At the St. Cloud— E. G. Starr. Ashland— A. a. Con. Windsor— Mr. and Mrs. XV. H. Bremer. Hol land—Miss M. Colman, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Gteast, H. P. Scott, T. G. Crotberi, R. B. M'.tch ell. Giisey— J. B. Eldridge. Union Square- Mrs. A. Goldsmith. Morton— C. L. Graves. Netherlands— H.F. Mann. Continental— G. O. Miller. Savoy— J. Vermau. New Amsterdam — E.F.Brown, Cosmopolitan— H. Rickard. CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, D. C , *spt 27.— 1*. H. Becker of san Francisco is at the Wellington. J. N. Horsey of Los Angeles is at the Rings House. IT'S POLICY TO DO IT. When a roan comes home quite late, In a rather boozy stale, How his wife will welt It lohlm with her tongue! lie will sit there, calm and mule, while she tel. a him de'a a brute- Just the greatest fiend that ever went unhung. Let him hint be has his eyes on a wheel about her size. Down her cheeks the damp, repentant tears will flow: ln her arms she'll clasp him tight, tell him he's her heart's deliehi— It is policy to ao it, don't you know. In her home a pretty girl, one you'd hlnk a price less pearl, Will be spiteful, cross and surly as a b<»ar: She will snap at her mama, scold her venerab'e pa. Anil win pull her liii.c brother's loused hair. But when Chaw ley comes to woo she wl.l smile and bid and coo. Not a trace of ugly temper will she show. Sh-c'll be gentie as a dove, sweet as angel from above — It is policy to do it, don't yon know. When a man meets with reverse and has nothing in his pins*. And he d I esse, in a worn and shabby suit. All ihe friends he ever bad any b**'s going to the bad. And ihey help him on the journey wilh the boot. *.•'.". But slum d fortune light his track they will pat him on me back. Kvery evidence of love for him they'll show. And will tell him how they b.t he would win the battle yet — It Is policy to do It, don't you know. Many a man engaged in trade lays his scruples lv the shad-*, And wi 1 hem his follow In every deal. lie will p ay his cards to win, even to the verge of sin. And ihes'ightest prick of conscience never feel. Then upon the Sabbath day to the cnurch he'll wend hii wav, • And the praises from his pious Una will flow: He wilt sing and lead in prayer with a humble Cbrlttiau air- - ■ ■ • It is poilty to do it, don't you know. . Thus It is the wide world o'er, if you probe them io the core. Many innu you'll find who lead a dual life. Yet ihey think they're doing right; ihat to win l lie earthly light They must use decep:lve weapons In tho strife. When their final race Is run, when their mortal work Is done. And they hear the summons calling them to go. It sbou.a he their last request in asbetos to be dressed •Twill be policy to do It. don't yon know. > —Denver J*' veil lug Post. HATS OF EMINENT MEN. A hatter who has for some years past been interesting himself in compiling a list of head size, of eminent men, recently wrote to Mr. Gladstone: "I send you a cap, which, I think, will prove a good fit for your head (size i~%). It may prove useful as a traveling cap. As a hatter, I take Interest in collecting sizes of heads ot eminent men. The following are a few sizes of popular beads:- Lord Chelmsford o**s, Duke of York *_a*j. Dean Stanley 6^, Em peror of Germany ■_"•-_,. Prince of Wales 7. Burns and Dickens 7} g , Earl Russell 7 1 *. W. M, Thackeray 7%, Dr. Thomas Chalmers 7% Dan O'Connell 8, Or Thompson (Archbishop of York) 8 lull; Joseph Hume, M. P. (the financier), .}_. This gives you the whole scale, from the smallest to the largest known. Your favorite author. Sir Walter Scott's, head was about 7. Our sovereign, Queen Victoria's head, from a close view I once got, I take to be OJg size." Mr. Gladstone, in accepting the can as a gift, sent the following reply: "1 thank you very much for the handy cap you have sent me. The sizes of the heads given by you are full of Interest." .■.*•„ . . ..- EVIDENTLY A CENTIPEDE. Allegheny Record. A Chicago man dropped thirty-five feet yes terday and then picked himself up and walked away. What a lot of feet that man must have. .MACHINE J^IAKES jMAN TRANSPARENT. The largest and most powerful apparatus in the world for generating the X ray has just been completed, and is now on view in the laboratory of the College of the City of New York. Dr. D. Ogden Doremus, assisted by several other well-known surgeons, gave the machine its initial test and was enthusiastic over the results. With this new apparatus says the New York Herald, the dreams of those skeptical gentle men whodraw pictures for the comic papers have been fully realiz.-d. Man has been rendered transparent. He can be seen through literally. The instrument which has thus aided the onward flight of science is a Hoiz statical electric machine, and is the handiwork of Messrs. Waite and Bartlett. electrical experts. The machine proper is a massive affair, inclosed in a glass case eleven feet long, five feet wide and nine feet high. It is supplied with eight revolv ing plates, winch are five feet in diameter. These revolve on a loui-inch steel axis. Some idea of the power of this monstrous machine can be gained from the fact that tne plates make 225 revolutions a minute. Relieved of their axis and revolving on a level basts they would travel at a rate exceeding a mile a minute. The machine is owned by Dr. Uara ner of Washington, D. C , and will be shipped to him this week. , Dr. Gardner, lor whom it was constructed, is a specialist in lung diseases. He not on i purposes to locate the seat of a.i ills wine i MB is heir to by means of th*-* X ray, but he will utilize the electricity generated by the machine to treat consumptive patients. A cage will be erected between the positive and negative poles, and in tnis the patient will be sealed, lie will first be rendered completely transparent through the powerful fluoroscope, and then he will be subjected to an atmosphere heavily charged with electricity. Dr. Gardner has a strone belief in the efficacy of ozane upon th'? lungs. The effect of this was demonstrated experimentally upon a young man at the college, lie was placed in a chair and the current was turned on, and although there was no cage to THIS EX -RAY MACHINE MAKES MAN TRANSPARENT. retain the ozone, the atmosphere, he said, experienced a decided change. Bolts of blue flame sprang from pole to p de, exploding with loud reports. A half current subdued the explosions and sen the flames zigzaging like streaks of foiked lightning, the particles of dust in the air acting as stronger attractions than the opposite po.e and deflecting the current from its course. The air became heavy and charged with a peculiar, dusty odor, such as one experiences duriug the progress oi a thundersiorm. only much more pronounced. As a lung tonic Dr. Gardner c aims this possesses remarkable virtu-is. It is, however, in its wonderful power* of penetration that the machine claims the greatest attention. After the test it was announced that in addition to balnif the largest apparatus of its kind ever constructed, it undoubtedly possesses greater power— in fact, its possibilities are us yet only hinted at. The experiments were of a casual nature, and not by any means calculated to show to what extent the machine can b_ used in surgery. But they did demon strate that with an extraordinary tub?, such as wis then used, the human body, or any opaque substance of not more than a foot in diarae can be rendered transparent. After a few minor tests had been made, which were not neyo*id the possibilities of the or dinary X-ray apparatus, Dr. rem us placed his assistant in front of tne machrie, with the flu'iroscope at his back. The room was completely darkanei, and the rays nenetrated com pletely through the young man's body. His organs were exposed and even the buttons on his vest were cl earl*, distinguished. He next placed his two hands, folded one over the other, on his braast, and the bines of the outer hand were plainly visible through the body and tnrough the hand nearer the body. All those present looked through the fluoroscope, and all pronounced it the best result irom the X rays ever attained. " fflH^Jßi PEOPLE OF NOTE. A new Dutch pianist, named Zeldenrust, is the rage in musical and society circies in London. The old elm tree in Anderson, Ind., under which President Van Buren was dumped out of the stage coach iuto the mud as a joke, has been cut down to make room lor improve ments. Willis S. Moore, chief of the United States Weather S?rvice, is a physician as well as a meteorologist, lie studle and graduated in boih sciences since he enlisted iv the signal service. Chief Inspector Jarvis, the head of the Eng lish detective department at Scotland Yard, has resigned from the force after twenty-six years' service. No British police officer is better known in the United States, and he served for a time on the New York force. Mrs. Lucia O. Case of the Topeka bar, the only Kansas woman in the active practice of law, has announced her candidacy for Asso ciate justice of the Supreme Court on the Democratic-I'opulist ticket. Chief Justice Doster is said to be friend. to her candidacy. Next year the Emperor Francis Joseph's jubilee is to be celebrated ln Vienna by a great Austrian exhibition. The industrial section is to contrast the present state of Aus tria with that existing fifty years ago, and to afford an Insight into the genesis of various branches of * roduction. Charles Moore, 73 years old, and his wife have arrived at Annapolis, Mil., alter drive of 2000 miies from Denver, which they left on May 18. Mr. Moore desired to show his chil dren that he was not too old to enjoy such a | trip. Hi and his win* camped out along the I way and prepared their own meals. The royal oculist, Duke Cart of Bavaria, has already perioral d nearly 3000 operations for cataract, and ever/ one of these operations has been performed between the morning hours of 0 and 8 o'clock, as the Duke declares his nerves are stronger at this early hour and his hand most steady. Basel, Switzerland, will celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of Hans Holbein's b rth by an exhibition of hi* paintings and drawings, to which other Swiss museums will contribute what pictures of his they possess. So'.otliurn will not send its .Madonna, as the risk is too gr.at. The exhibition will be opened at the beginning ot October and will last through the winter. FAME OFFERED FOR MSS. New York Sun. A man who cheerful *y admits that he is un known to fame received the following letter lust week : "DEAR Sir: Your name Is known to us through a newspaper friend in the city, and it occurred to u-i that you might have some un published manuscript on hand. Jus; now we could use a few short stories ami some Illus trated descriptive article, if they were not of the ordinary run. "The Blank Magazine is issued as a supple ment to the Sunday papers of must oi the Eastern cities, and we are now pushing it in the West. The present circulation is up ward of 200,000 Der issue, and your name would be brought before a large con stituency of new people, In view of this fact, 1 would i Bugles, that you furnish a first-class article without cost to us, future matter to be paid for at regular newspaper rates. We trust that you will not regard our proposition as an attempt to get something for nothing, for we nre weekly pay ing out large sums for manuscripts to those whose work is better known to us than your own yet. If your mattci suits us we coula use considerable of it. We are sending you a sam pi*- copy and hope to hear from you upon this subject at an early date." "ihat letter," said the man who received it, "struck me as a very cheeky proposition, and from curiosity I looked up a few back num bers of the magazine. The names of the con tributors were unknown to me, and from the fact that none of them appeared a second time in this gift magazine I concluded that they only printed sample matter." SALARIES OF SUPHEME JUSTICES Washington Host. "It seems to me absurd that in such a pow erful and rich country as the United States you should pay your Supreme Court Justices such beggarly salaries," remarked Hugn Childers, a London barrister, to a Post man. "In England we have altogether about thirty Judges of the Supreme Courts who draw an nual salaries of $25,000. Lord Russell, Chief Justice, is allowed $40.0*00 a year, ana trfe Lord Chancellor's pay is $50,000, or just what you give your President, but the Lord Chan cellor comes Into office and goes out with his p_riy, while all the others are tor life or dur ing good behavior, which is about the same thing. We do not consider that our Judges are paid too much, and it is sun rising to think that for equally high and responsible places the salaries in America should be so low. Men of sufficient legal aDi lty and repu tation to be appointed to the Supreme Bench in this country I should think could make five times as much by the practice of their profes sion, so that the acceptance of the otlice most be a financial sacrifice." ."■:• *•-' BEGONE, DULL CARE! "Yes, sir," sail the chairman of the Dyea Vigilance Committee, "the durn skunk hez one wife here an' another at St. Michael." "Down with monopoly "Bust the trusts!" came the hoarse shout from hundreds of throats. It was generally conceded that hanging was too good lor a bigamist ma country where there were 153 men to every woman.— Chicago Journal. '•What this country wants to do," said the reformer, "is to raise the requirements for office-holders." ••Exactly so," rep'ied Senator Sorghum, "and allow me to remind you that tho princi pal requirement of the office-holder ls his salary." — Washington Star. "Good gracious, Gus! what's the. matter!" "Don't, old chappie — don't ask me! It's too howible! I've just wecollected that I've worn the same collar-stud for two day s in succes sion!"— Chicago Daily News. Twenty long years had passed when he crossed the parental threshold again. "What a change Is here I" he exclaimed. "'Tis the same old flat, to be sure, but what an unfamiliar air there ia about everything!" The father sighed. \ "Yes," he sadly rejoined, reminded thus of th* 9wift lapse of time, "the air has been changed twice since you were here."— Puck. "Meet me in the kej of G," said a musician to a friend. "What time will that be?" asked the friend. "At 1 sharp," replied the musician; and he went out alone into the deep, dark night. — Cleveland Plain Dealer. "No," said the gentleman in the bald wig, "I ain't much of a bass singer, but you ought to hear my brother." "Wa-^ he much?" asked the gentleman with the pea-sreen whiskers. "Much? His voice was so heavy that it made him bow-legged to carry Indian apolis Journal. After trying for half a day to learn to ride his new bicycle the slim-legged bookkeeper carried it up to the attic and thrust lt in among the coowebs. "I shall nave to charge that machine up to profit and loss" he said, with a dismal sigh. "I never can make it balance." — Chicago Tribune. ' GLORY AND GRIEF. Steep hill, hot sun, ana thorny path, Of fame no single sign: our word* of cheer and then a change— Your band no more in mine, Alo* c, I toiled 'mid pain and tears; My golden morning came. A censor rose: '•The victor Is " 1 heard him call my name. But, 100-ting through the surging crowd, I wep . O l oved. v Best ! 1 with my laurel wreath, and you With violets on your br.agt! Cußtsc- Übmy. lv Utiober l.ippincotl's. YANKEE GASTRONOMY. Washington Post. "I anticipated a pleasant trip to the United States, but so far my visit has been even more agreeable than I had thought possible," said Henry Law of Manchester, England. "I wont to confess, moreover, that one of my chief pleasures has been in the gastronomic line. What has gratified me more than anything else has been the prolusion of fruit on the table. I have fallen in love with the Yank.c way of beginning breakfast with fruit, and shall miss the custom sadly on going back home, ior we do not have this luxury in E •« land on anything like so liberal a* .ate _*i_7t is too expensive with us to be indulged as a regu. ar part of the menu. "And then, though the season has hardly opened, I have been reveling In your delicious oysters, the like of which cannot Le found in Europe, in fact, alongside of yours the European bivalve looks like an imitation of the genuine article. I do not wonder that gourmands on our side of the Atlantic are im pelled to cross the ocean at intervals for the sole purpose of tickling their palates SOUVENIR CARDS FOR MAILING. New York Sun. For some years there have been in use in Germany souvenir cards, something like postal cards in size and shape, upon the backs ol which are printed pictures of scenery or buildings, or designs commemorative of some event, as a fair or exposition. These cards are made In great variety, the pictures beine prettily colored. There is room on the picture side for some writing. On the address side * place is indicated for the stamp, letter postage ber.iir required. »*"*>iaso •these cards with written messages thereon are sent to friends at home or abroad "fr tb,. sake of the pictorial information which they contain, or. it may be. as pleasant reminders of scones which they have visited. R.tumin ,« travelers note that such cards with Am" r"cau scenes can now be bought in this country A HREHEKENCE. Kansas City Times. The British Government gave out not lone ago that it intended to give Ireland » Prince Ireland would appreciate a full supply 0 no tatoes more than a Prince at this time. P BOSNIAN SOLDIERS. The reports to the effect that Emperor Fran, cis Joseph severely idamed a general and I colonel in command of the Bosnian troops at the recent parade fir the bad presentation of their soldiers is somewhat surprising. As good-natured Francis Joseph is not in tha habit of passing an unfavorable criticism in public, the conduct of the Bosnians must have been very bad indeed. Bosnia Is the latest acquisition of Austria and was assigned to that country by the Ber lin congress of 1878. The revolts ln Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1376 had furnished Russia with a pretense for her last war with Turkey. The treaty of St. Stefauo compelled the Sultan to cede a part of the two provinces to Servia and another part to Montenegro. Austria, England and Turkey were not satisfied with such an arrangement, ana it was for that rea son that the congress or Berlin was called. Disraeli and Count Andrassy threatened to leave the congress unless Count Schuwaloff, the Russian representative, agreed t.i annul that part of the treaty, ami to this he was nolens voleus forced by a decision of th*. United States representative, Mr. Kassun, who had temporarily relieve! A. A. Sargent, as Minister to Berlin. That the decision of such an Important mat ter was left to the representative of a countrj that had no interest in the matter happened in this way: When the representatives of Eng land, Austria and Russia could not come to an understanding Schuwaloff called on Bis marck, who presided at the congress, to de cide the matter. Bismarck, who was a great personal friend of Schuwalofl', as well as of A ndrassy, refused to give a decision and pro posed that Mr. Kasson should do mi, and that gentleman decided in favor of England and Austria. This settled the matter as fur as Ser via and Montenegro were concerned, but did not settle what was to become of Bosnia, and it took four more days vi wrangling, till it was finally settled by the congress ask. Auuria to annex the disputed province. The permission so graciously given by the congress caused Austria a dilemma, out if which she had some trouble in extricating herself, as the Bosnians were not satis with being incorporated in Austria, while that jA country did not care much for this new a > *% quisition to her extensive dominion, sail the orders of the congress had to be executed and nearly two Austrian army corps were sent out against the rebellious Bo. mans, who'dc fended themselves so bravely In their almost inaccessible mountains that the Austrians had to suffer several severe defeat. before they became masters of the situation. The Bosnians, who form a part of the Slr.vic race, have now become quite reconciled to the conditions forced upon them, notwithstan g that they are more prosperous under Austrian rue than they ever were before or would have been ii incorporated in Servia or Monte ANSWER Id TO CORRESPONDENTS. Bank.-- E. R.. City. There are nine commer cial and six savings banks in this city thet have been in business for more than twenty years consecutively. Flying Jib's Record— W. J. A., City. The rec ord of Flying Jib (pacer) is one mile with run ning mate at Chiiiicotne, Ohio, kite-shaped track, October *1. 1894. I :sß'*£. Murders and Suicides— T. 8., City. The offi cial records show that during tbo fiscal year ending June 30, 1394, there were 33 murders In San Francisco and 125 suicides; in tfie year ending June 30. 1895, 25 murders and ll'J suicides; m the rear ending June 30, 1896, 3.i murders and 14*" suicides, and during '.he year ending June "JO, 1397, 28 murders and 178 suicides. SCHOOL Certificate— SubscriLer, City. A high school certificate authorizes the holder to teach only in the district in which such school is located. A person desiring a position as teacher Ina school in the country should address either the County Superintendent or ihe County Board of Education or trustees of ihe district. The pay is regulated by the authorities and varies in each county. Drawing Cards—.., City. If in a game of poker the dealer bt-fo.re helping hands dis cards one card, and in dealing to himself after helping the others deals him-ctf three cards instead of one. be is guilty of a misdeal, ln some countries, if under the circumstances named the dealer attempted to mice Hit- three cards he would meet witn summary treatment locjuvtnce him that he was not playing a square game. The Raines Liquor Law— W. G. F., City. The Raines liquor law of New York was signed on the 23d of March, 1896. Its provisions are complex and multitudinous. One claim for it was that ii removed the liquor trade from local pontics. Uuder its provisions the annual tax on an ordinary liquor shop in New York city i* #800 per annum; Brooklyn, $050; all cities witn por ulations between 500.000 and 50,000, $500; between 50,000 and 10,000. $350; between 10. --000 and 5000, 9300; beiwe-n 5000 and 1200, $200; all o met places, $100. There is no dis crimination in the tax between the sale of spirits and the sale of wine ana beer. Sunday opening is forbidden. No liquor-shop is to be within 200 feet of a church or schoo'house. No new liquor-shop is to be allowed in a residence district without consent of two-thirds of the property-owners. There are restraints on groceries and on clubs. Local option as to the sale of liquor is forbid den to cities but is granted to towns. The Stale Commis«i«. n_*r has four deputies and sixty inspectors. One-third of the liquor "tax (net proceeds) goes to the State treasury, and two-thirds to the cities, counties and towns where levied. The law has, as a tax-law raising revenue, been a suc cess, but as a law restricting the sale of liquor it has not met expectation. A presentment by the Grand Jury of New York declared that the law was so drawn 'as to invite evasion.'' ENGLISH CONSERVATISM. Washington Bost. "I am pretty well acquainted in London, ami I do not know of but three hotels there where one can procure the help ot a type writer," said W. R. Sargent of New York at Chamberlain's, "aud these are hostelnes that are largely patronized by Americans. For some reason our English brethren do not take to the writing machine, and though at soma period they will utilize it extensively, its in troduction will be very gradual as compared with its career in the United States. I was in the Bant*, of Eng. and last winter, engaged In conversation with a leading official, and no ticed that quite a corps of clerKs were em ployed, bui not a typewriter in the lot. On remarking at the absence cf these my bank friend said that the old-fashioned ideas of the me*: that controlled the great financial insi tutlon wouid not permit the innovation. Everything must be written out in orthodox longhand, according to the custom of centu ries. 1 thought this a notable illustration oi the conservatism of the British character." California Elace fruits. Sua lb. lownseal *-' * • — *> — . Special information daily to manufacturers business houses md public men by the Frail Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Moiiigunu • •' ' — ■*■ — • — • FOR WEAL OR WOE. Indianapo'.l. News. The hard times certainly illustrated the fact that all sections ot the country sufi'*.* red to gether, nnd returning prosperity Is demon strating that we nil prosper together. No sec tion can long be bench at the expense of anotner. *-,;*.. , v - V •'*; NEW 10-DAr. Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. lakseP POWDER Absolutely Puro HOVAI BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.