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JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
Address All Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager.
PUBLICATION OFFICE:... 710 Market street, San Francisco
Telephone Main 1868.
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BRANCH OFFICES— 327 Montgomery street, corner Clay; open until
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Larkin street; open until 0:30 o'clock. SW. corner "sixteenth and
Mission streets; open until 9 o'clock. 2518 Mission street; open
until 9 o'clock. 1243 Mission street; open until 9 o'clock 1505
Folk street; open until 9:30 o'clock. NW. corner Twenty-second
*nd Kentucky streets; open tilt 9 o'clock.
THE yellow Examiner is afraid that Mr. C. P. Hunting
ton has sent Mr. Schwerin to Hongkong to arrange for
bringing Chinese to the United States. Economy is Mr.
Huntington's leading characteristic. He said once to the
cashier of the Palace Hotel, while disputing an overcharge of
25 cents in a board bill, "Young man, if ycu will inquire into
my career you will find that no man can track me by the two
bit pieces I have dropped."
Mr. Huntington will not spend money to send agents to
Hongkong after Chinese, when his agents here, the yellow
Examiner among them, are doing the worK so much cheaper
and better by advocating the annexation of about 50,000 Asiatic
coolies in Hawaii.
One can see the sardonic smile on the benevolent visage of
Mr. Huntington while his enemy, Senator Morgan, and the
yellow disturber of his peace sweat and toll and talk and write
to carry out his policy of more Chinese for California.
Let it be said for him that he has spoken his mind on this
subject with commendable frankness. The people know just
where he stands; but whatever respect they feel toward him
for warning them that he will hit, and telling tbem where the
blow will fall, they must withhold from the yellow absentee jour
nalist, Hearst, who is working to effect Huntington's policy and
carry out his wishes by opening California to 50.000 coolies.
The Call has exploited the physical fact that white men
cannot work where a tropical sun warms the growth of the
White farm labor is now extensively producing beet sugar
in California. It is the only kind of sugar,* except maple, that
white labor can produce. Luckily it was installed here at a time
when our various deportation and exclusion acts had reduced
Chinese labor to a minimum. It was not founded on that labor,
nor its price, but based upon white labor and its price. It has
supplied an industry, new and of great prospective magnitude
and value to this State. But with 50,000 coolies annexed in
Hawaii, lured by the less trying climate and more agreeable
conditions of California, how long will white labor control the
production of beet sugar nere?
*tVe have felt the result of Chinese craft, ingenuity and imi
tative faculty in many lines of skilled and unskilled labor in
this State. Were the results so satisfactory as to make us eager
to extend and prolong the experience? If so, the way is open
by the annexation of Hawaii.
Possibly the Modesto criminal who wants to go to the peniten
tiary so as to be cured of the morphine habit is sincere. How
ever, a suspicion that ne desires to get where the habit can be
indulged in without any particular interference is natural. If
reports are to be believed, tbe morphine and opium fiend is not
only nurtured but actually created in prison.
It is convenient, of course, for such a transgressor as a yel.
low journal to find a scapegoat which, bearing its burden of sin,
can be led out to the sacrifice. But the modern goat has to be
well subsidized else he is apt to bleat rebeliiously and rob the
ceremony of some of its impressiveness.
If baseball is to be played for charity and yellow journal
ists arrange a rake-off, what does charity get? This is a simple
proposition and could be easily answered if tha yellow journal
ists were less diffident. Possibly their modesty restrains them
from exposing their good works.
People who read baseball reports must have noticed the
familiar annual statement that Anson would retire. Judging
from the record of Chicago's club, the announcement this time
is tardy. Anson seems to have retired early in the season.
One can hardly pick up a Chicago paper nowadays, made
hideous by long, illustrated accounts of a murder trial, without
feeling an impulse to say, "Hang Leutgert!" And the poor
sausage-maker may be innocent, after all.
Now, that Sheehan and Croker, shining lights of Tammany,
have fallen out we trust nobody will be rude enough to construe
the episode into the familiar one that is supposed to give honest
men a chance.
Rumors that an English syndicate will buy the Union Pa
cific would be interesting if true, but, under the circumstances,
the element of interest is lacking.
Insanity on the part of Lily Langtry's husband might well
have been suspected when he first beg.in to object to losing her.
OUR special correspondent, Sam W. Wall, who is now
pushing his way up the Yukon River from Fort Yukon to
Dawson, is rendering to the people along that stream and ln
the Klondike country a news service more important even than
that which he is giving to those in this part of the world. He
is carrying to Dawson information of the blockade of the river
boats, with the consequent cutting off of tbe food supply for
the winter, and by this news, which he will be the first to
carry to them, the people of the threatened districts will be
warned to take steps at once to avoid the impending disaster.
The course taken by Mr. Wall is one of those feats of daring
in the performance of duty which illumine so many of the most
brilliant chapters in the history of journalism. The boat by
which he was expected to make his way to the gold regions was
stopped at Fort Yukon by the low water in the river and the
rapid approach of the Arctic winter renders certain that It will
not be able to proceed further this season.* The -passengers
decided to return down the river, but Mr. Wall was more reso
lute. He held on his course, building a canoe of his own, and
is now on his way up the stream, carrying to Dawson the news
of the situation, and giving notice to the settlers along the
stream to save all grass in the locality so as to have forage for
horses to pack supplies.
It would not be easy to overestimate the value of the news
service which The Call, through its correspondent, is thus
rendering to the people of the whole Yukon district. The in
formation he conveys may be the means of preventing a dire
calamity by giving the people warning in time to guard against
it, and his notice of the importance of saving the grass along
the way will enable a large amount of supplies to be packed up
the river, when without it the grass might have been destroyed
and that method of obtaining food rendered impossible.
It will be readily understood that a news service of this
kind is of the highest value. It is by such feats the true jour
nalist distinguishes himself from the crowd of fluent writers,
poets, romancer's and fakers of all kinds who. scrawl any
amount of prcse more or less floria, but who never get the
news, who never seek the news, who never push straight ahead
when difficulties confront them, nor even accomplish results
that attest the value of newspapers to the world by at times
conveying information on the prompt knowledge of which the
lives of thousands may depend.

HPHE statements of prominent Democratic politicians
THE Senator White and Congressman Maguire, on
like Senator White and Congressman Maguire, on
the sale of the Union Pacific, are calculated to excite
smiles and perhaps laughter. They are confident tnat the sale
is steered by Senator Hanna to pay back campaign contribu
tions and that the contract was made for this purpose. The
facts are that, before he left office, President Cleveland notified
Congress that in default of some new directory legislation on
the subject, he would proceed under existing law to make the
best terms he could for the Government. No additional legis
lation was passed, and President Cleveland and his Attorney-
General thereupon mad*: the contract under which the sale is
to take place. -It was a binding contract, upset bid and all.
When Senator Morgan was here a few weeks ago, in his
speech in Golden Gate Hall, Judge Maguire being present, he de
nounced the contract and said it was made by a man whom he
held in such disrespect that he never mentioned his name,
although he voted for him three times for President.
In the face of all this, to tell the public that this is Hanna's
contract, forced upon President McKinley to pay back cam
paign contributions given the Republican National .Committee
last year, indicates sublime confidence in the ignorance or
prejudices of the people.
All that President McKinley could do has been done. He
has increased the upset bid to $50,000,000, gaining $5,000,000
for the Government. These Democratic politicians think that
they can impeach a Republican administration by concealment
of another fact The upset bid is the minimum bid upon the
property. The sale is open. Anybody can bid up to $100,000,
--000, or any amount This is proved by the telegram from
London to the effect that an English syndicate may bid $60,*
000,000 for the property.
Nothing more raw was ever attempted in American poli-
tics than the Democratic attempt to discredit this Democratic
contract and ascribe it to a Republican administration.
CERTAIN features of "reform" journalism of the yellow
variety always appear the moment an argument goes
against it. One is its irresistible disposition to try every
opponent by its own standard of motive— which is to advocate
and criticize only when there is something in it— and the other
is its ready resort to sophistry when cornered for the purpose
of evading the logical effect of facts. The Mission-street yellow
fellow has abandoned the idea that all its contemporaries who
object to a revival of dollar-limit "economy" are in the pay of
the corporations and has substituted that other brilliant as
sertion that no well-informed person would make in good faith,
the statement that "the new Board of Supervisors Las not ap
propriated enough money to run the city government as well as
it has been run at any time In the past."
No one has claimed that enough money has not been appro
priated to run the city government "as well as it has been run
at any time in the past." The allegation is and has been that
ever since the municipal conventions began pledging Super
visors to the dollar limit the government has not been run as
the government of a modern city should be. Nor has anybody
been charged with corruption for this result. So Jar as The
Call is concerned it has simply said that the Silurians have
projected the dollar limit in taxation upon a municipal system
which is not adapted to it and that they know and Knew when
the late tax levy was enacted that the only possible outcome of
this year's levy would be lhe oration of public property
and a deficit.
For an intelligent person to argue that, because the average
of appropriations for five or six years past has been $4,708,000,
$5,381,153, the amount appropriated this year, must be suf
ficient to run the government, is to indulge in the rankest kind
of sophistry. The question is not how much money the tax
levy of the new Board of Supervisors will bring to the treasury,
but what are the necessities of the city, and what amount may
be properly expended in relieving them? The Superintendent
of Streets, in his annual estimate, asked for $940,900. A few
days ago our yellow contemporary said that a million was not
too much to expend on the streets and sewers. Yet the new
Board of Supervisors has appropriated only $523,300. Is that
sum sufficient for the needs of tbe city?
The record of the King-Scully board is not under considera
tion, and ha* no relevancy to the question. It is useless for any
one to refer to it as a justification for a parsimonious or silurian
municipal policy. Whatever that board did in the domain ol
taxation is dead history. The question now up lor decision i*.
Has the new Board of Supervisors— which is acknowledged on
all- sides to be composed of honorable, high-minded men, free
from the contamination of barroom politics — done its duty to
the people in passing a levy which throws municipal improve
ment back again into the silurian slough of despond?
It there ever was a time when large appropriations were
justifiable, the present is the time. The new Supervisors, so
far as the streets and sewers are concerned, could have ex
pended a million dollars without letting a cent of it get into the
hands of the Street Department. They possess the power to
award by contract every bit of work that is performed upon
them. Yet this year they have set apart a smaller sum for this
purpose than ever before; for, be it remembered, the bill for
sweeping by hand, if that process is continued, at once absorbs
twice as much as has ever been expended for this purpose in
previous years, excluding, of course, last year.
ln our opinion there is no possible way in which the dollar
limit levy passed by the new Supervisors can ba justified. It
will not only create a deficit; it will put the parks, streets,
sewers and schools bobind three or four years. Besides, it will
discourage what the reformers call "decent government." If
"decent government" means a cheap, unfinished and dilapi
dated city, the people will eventually want no more of it
IN The Call interview with Alderman Clayton of Binning- '<
bam', England, is a very interesting reference to a subject
pertaining to our city charter, to which we have already
called attention. The city of Birmingham has very many gov
ernmental features which have attracted world-wide attention.
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, who is now in the front rank of the
politicians of the British Empire, won his spurs in tho city
administration of Birmingham. The capacity of that city to
adapt and adopt reforms depended very much upon its legis
lative body. That body consists of two houses— the Board of
Counciimen and the Board of Aldermen. The Oouncilmen,
selected for three years by the people, elect the Aldermen, who
have a terra of six years. In this way the city legislative policy
has the same guarantee that our Congressional policy has in
the Senate, whose members have a six-year term, and the two
houses of the city legislature check each other and secure a
calm consideration of legislative measures.
We are convinced that American municipal government
will never approach the ideal until it separates the executive
and legislative functions and intrusts the latter to a legislature
of two houses. :^-- 4 :*;:
There is something novel in a breach of promise suit in
which _ male is plaintiff, and an absolute surprise when a jury
returns a verdict for $1700 damages, as has just been done in
Maine. From the beginning of time the right of the female to
trifle with the masculine heart has been tacitly recognized.
Her privilege of winning it and then throwirg it aside has only
been questioned by an occasional suitor, he usually employing a
pistol to lena emphasis to the question, and never finding pub
lic sympathy on his side. The rejected wooer who has $1700
wherewith to salve his wounds may be regarded as a benefactor
of bis kind. He has overturnea a precedent that has sadly
hampered them. Now when a girl thrusts the '-mitten" at one
she has encouraged up to a proposing point or beyond she must
realize that a bank roll must accompany the "mitten" anil in
time learn to be less gay.

Weyler out of a job in Cuba ought to be available for man
aging the yellow journal baseball tournament. He isn't much
on charity, perhaps, but he has the rake-off business down to a
fine point.
The non-refuting refutation promulgated by the Hearst
lings had all the force of a large-bore blank cartridge.
R. C. Sargent of Stockton is at the Russ.
***. Mullins of Fresno is at the Cosmopolitan.
H. M. Johnson of Fresno is at the California.
F. M. Wigmore of Los Angeles is at the Cali
fornia, . _>'-.
Dr. George McKinnon of Eureka Is at the
Grand. ?.'>-*
Charles E. Phipps of Sacramento is at the
W. H. Katsenstein, s Sacramento lawyer, is
at the Lick. ,-f v-"s t ■ ■
Jacob Neff, the mining man, arrived at the
Palace last night. *. "
• George Lingo, a cattleman of Birds Landing,
is registered at the Grand.
8. Weilheimer, a merchant of Mountain
View, is a guest at the Grand.
Dr. Landoro R. Ellis of Sonora Is among the
late arrivals at the Occidental.
W. W. Stusland, a hotel man of Visalia, Is st
the Lick, accompanied by his son.
J. 1". Clapp, a mining man and capitalist of I
Cnicago, Is « late arrival at the Grand. j
R. Heycock and family of Pendleton, Or.,
are staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
George A. Davis, superintendent at Pleasan
ton of the Lllienthal ranches. Is at the Russ.
C. U. Sherman, a prominent butcher of Sac
ramento, is registered at the Cosmopolitan
C. 4 Jesse Titus, owner 4 and manager of the
Golden Eagle Hotel of Sacramento, is st the
John W. Howell, surveyor of the German
Bank at Merced, is in town and has a room at
the Lick.
Professor Walter Miller of the department of
archeology at Stanford Is a late arrival at the
Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford, who has been
in Europe several months, is expected home
November 1.
Mies C. Beattle and Miss M. C. Ross of Bos
ton, Mass., are among the arrivals at the Cos
mopolitan Hotel.
J. L. Tharp of San Quentin, in charge of the
commissary department at the State peniten
tiary, is at the Grand.
Hervey Lindley of Klamath, formerly a
prominent politician of Los Angeles, arrived
at the Palace lan night.
1).-. Edward Alsworth Ross, one of the pro
fessors of economics at Stanford, is making a
short stay at the Palace.
A. D. Shepard, assistant passenger agent at
Los Angeles of the Southern Pacific Railroad,
arrived at the Palace last night.
Edward Chambers, general freight agent at
Los Angeles of the Santa Fe Pacific Railway,
arrived at the Palace last night. *
P. A. ChaUant, a business man of Inyo
County with mining interests, is at the Russ,
accompanied by his wife and daughter.
Dr.- Frank Angel 1, professor of psychology,
at Stanford and a stanch supporter of pure
amateur sport, Is a guest at the Occidental.
H. de Vries Van Doesburgh, the wine-make r
of St. Helena is at the Lick. Mr. U. de Vries
Van Doesburgh has just returned from a visit
to Germany.
Captain Wain wright of Burlingame returned
yesterday from a visit to the southern mining
districts of British Columbia and registered
at the Palace.
Drury Melone of Oak Knoll, the ex-Secretary
of State, who married Miss Woodward, daugh
ter of the founder of Woodward's Gardens, Is a
late arrival at the Palace.
James Terry Lnngford, assistant manager oi
the Stockton Agricultural Implement Works,'
is in town. He is a son of State Senator Lang
ford of Lodi, and was president of the big pio
neer class of Stanford University when it was
graduated in 1895.
Frank Mattison, Assessor or Santa Crnz
County, is at the Grand. He says that this
has been the liveliest summer that Santa Cruz
has enjoyed during five years. He declares
however, that the litigation now pending iii
regard to the double bond issue is retarding
the progress of the seaside resort.
Humboldt Standard.
A little of the old spirit of the vigilantes
would be profitable just now In several parts
of the State. RobDerles and murders go mer
rily on and the robbers elude their pursuers
and escape justice. The good name of Cali
fornia is Injured abroad by these atrocities
for Eastern people look upon this as a para!
dlse for robbers and criminals of all sort-"
Our mountain roads and tho old methods of
!i aX . c travel which must continue, owing to
the hilly and mountainous surface of the min
ing sections, offer advantages to the hlghway-
Jo Santa Cruz renny Press. V'-f 3
F The Call is entitled to the good opinion of all men whose sympathy reaches _J
F away off to the little islands where the natives are praying that the Ualted o*j
C States Government will permit them to remain in peaceful possession of their 3
U -and. They do not desire annexation. They are not Americans and have 3
to nothing in common with us save a common hospitality. They are an innocent, 3
F kindly and happy people when undisturbed by the Americans. And they 0}
P realize, now that It is In all probability too late to benefit by the realization, that °\
C their iunocence and kindliness and hospitality to the American people have 3
io brought upon them the misery and unhapplness they are about to suffer through 3
Jo annexation. ■»••■• The noble fight The Call and some other big papers are 5
F making will avail naught, I fear. The annexationists are strong, and they are «.
P backed by both Republicans and Democrats. Still the information that 3
U has been secured by that paper in the present consideration of the subject 3
io will make useful and interesting history. And, after all, that is 3
F about all that is being done, either by press or people. * * * * _,'
F The annexation of the islands lacks the redeeming feature of an unselfish °'
C, desire for the welfare of an opDrcssed people. The annexationists have no excuse 3
io other than a selfish one. The alleged advantage in naval defense to be gained is 3
Jo a mere pretense. The whole and sole reason for annexation is commercial greed. 3
C * * * * 1 wish that every reader of the Penny Press might read Miriam -=*{
C Micholson's appeal in last Thursday's Call on behalf of the llawaiians. 1 wish 3
Jo that this grand piece of work had uot been delayed until now. She has tod the 3
jo story so simply and yet so graphically that it ought to bo read by all men and 3
F women who have within th Mr souls a spark of sympathy for the natives of Hawaii, <P
P Their love of home is so strong that their hearts are breaking at the thought of H
U being driven from their beautiful Islands, as will bo the ultimate outcome of the 3
So American greed that is at the bottom of this infamous annexation scheme. 3
men found in few other Slates. A determined
effort to hunt down and hang these miscreants
should be made. A large bounty should be
offered for their heads, dead or alive. Such
atrocities call for heroic treatment, aid Cali
fornia should put forth the greatest efforts to
bring these ruffians to justice. If there is an
excuse for "Judge Lynch" these frequently
recurring robberies and murders furuUh it.
"Bogus Degrees— How they are got and paid for. 'J
I'm the Chancellor, the Beadle, and the Doctor,
Who lecture on tim Asiuoruin Pons. .
I'm the tutors, and the bulldogs and the Proctors,
4 The porters, undergraduates and dons.
I'm the ' Varsity, and on coualderation
Of modes! ami niO-t reasonab. e fees,
I'll remit you, carriage paid to any station,
The very latest fashion in degrees.
I have hoods— green, orange, yellow and vermil
In which a blibop would It* proud to strut;
I have garments academic tor the million.
All warranted a -<*.«•)* Oxford cut.
Buy J buy '■ . Who'll buy » tt;.cJi.' or of Science?
Who'll buy an LL. D. or a B. A. ?
My fees set competition nt defiance.
Buy ! buy ! degrees are going cheap to-day !
Buy! buy! my friends, and when you have suc
In adding learned letters to your name.
Persuade your friends thai really all that's needed
is thai they should straightway, go and do the
They semi me, say, a tenner or a twenty,
1 give you » commission on the fees.
80, if you get me graduates in plenty.
We'll all grow rich together— by degrees.
■ — Punch.
Some girls' cheeks turn a mosquito's bill ln.
The average girl's kisses are dear at any
■ The deaf man always lias the advantage; he
can talk loW and make you holler. ,
The average man would rather have a woman
sneer at his religion than at his necktie.
In every novel written by a woman the men
do the proposing asd the women are always
trying to stave them off.
>'<> woman is truly happy till her husband
is sick and .she can make him put his feet in
a pail of hot mustard water. ,-«* f..
fKew York Jlnil and Express.
With the close of this week Europe tfill owe
upward of $100,000,000 to the United Mates
on open account. Iv the face of this situation
any attempt to prevent ths further shipment
of gold to America will be about as unsuc
cessful as an effort to poke holes in the sky
wilh a bean pole.
Gradually but surely Sir Herbert Kitchen
er's Anglo-Egyptian forces .are pushing and
fighting their way to Khartoum, the Maiidi's
capital The main body has halted for a time
at Berber, but the advance under General Hun
ter is at Ed D-imcr, lately captured, 100 miles
below Khartoum. The Mahdi's strength is
mustered, awaiting them at Metumnah. about
hslf way between, where a decisive battle will
doubtless be fought as soon as the conjunc
tions of the stars in the political sky of Europe
seem to those in Downing street to favor a
further advance and the final coup that will
fix the British in control of the whole Upper
Nile and eastern Soudan country.
Every step of the way has been marked by
indications of an intention of the permanent
occupancy of the country by the British.
Having gained with the aid of their gunboats
the control of the Nile as far as Berber, and
planted garrisons at all the Important points,
they have proceeded to construct a railway
'-J3O miles in length across the Nubian Desert,
from Korosko, below the second cata
ract, to Abu Hamed, above the fourtn
cataract, by means of which they not only
avoid the three most difficult and dangerous
of these hindrances to the transportation of
supplies, but shorten the distance between the
advance and the base at Assuan, beiow the first
cataract, several days and some three hundred
miles, making communication safe and speedy,
and operations of the army possible the greater
part of the year instead of a few short months,
as heretofore.
Ahead of the railroad, however, lines for
telegraph and telephone were thrown across
the desert, and very soon after occupying Abu
Hamed General Kitchener found himself in
quiet communication with Cairo and London.
In all this work free use has been made of the
natives, who under the Immediate direction
of an Egyptian petty officer, which in this case
means a petty tyrant, the simple, ignorant
Basjaras from the Nile villages and towns have
Keen made todo all work of laying the rails,
fixing the plates and ballasting for the rail
Mr. Chamberlain's Blue Book, issued a few
days ago, shows that foreign rivals are sapping
British trade with the colonies, as is evident
from the fact that of the Colonial imports from
1883 to 1885, the United Kingdom furnished
£02,691,000, tho British possessions £39,083,
and foreign countries £30,157,000. For three
years, ending with 1890, the figures were:
United Kingdom. £61,120,000: British posses
sion*-, £47,018,000; foreign countries, £37,
--983.000; and ior the three rears ending with
1895 were: United Kinedom, £56,509,000;
British po?se«sion«j, ,832,000, and foreign
countries, £42.077,000. As an evidence of
this an English journal says that while a short
time ago England monopolized the trade in
miners' pick*, maker.*, persisted in sendii.gout
a clumsy article, and now the Americans have
taken nearly the whole of the trade with a
neater instrument.. Although English makers
have exerted themselves to turn out a better
article, they find it very difficult to make up
tne ground they hive lost.
New York Tribune.
The determination of John Chinaman to get
into the country is in no way abated by statu
tory or police restrictions, and he now streams,
or rather trickles^ over the Mexican border, as
he did till recently, and perhaps still does,
over that of the Dominion, Eternal vigilance,
tho price of liberty, is also the price of fencing
out the supei-fluous pigtail, whose intrusive
capabilities ia«tc_ those of the housefly or the
August mosquito. So far his army of invasion
from either bide is not overwhelming, but Its
advance is extremely persistent, -showing an
attachment to our style of government which
complimentary to us. but which we would
willingly forego. Until we are ready tn admit
Jonn Chinaman by way of the front door, we
must not pretend to approve his crawling in
through our expose frontier cat holes.
Washington Post.
A frequent visitor to Washington in connec
tion with cases before the Supremo Court is
Mr. Miller of Indianapolis, President Harri
son's Attorney-General and at present the ex-
President's law partner. During ono visit a
story of his career in tho CaDinot was re
counted. While he was a member of Harri
son's official family he wished to pay a visit
to ins boyhood horn« in Indiana For years
the same driver of the same carriage traveled
back and forth between the town and the rail
way station. He had been there when Mr
Miller was a boy and he is there now. The
first man the Attorney-General met when he
alighted from the train at the little country
station was the old carriage-driver.
"How do you do, Unc.eJohn," he exclaimed
as in* entered the ancient vehicle. *
. "Hon 44 !.," was tne respoue.
"1 don't believe you know me, Uncle John,"
he said as the carriage started off.
"You're BUI Miller." was the gruff reply.
"I suppose you've heard of my promotion;
I'm the Attorney-Geueral of the United Si.au.-s
now." .
"Yes, I've hearn folks say so."
•'What else do they say about it, Uncle
John? Are ray old friend 4 ** pleased?"
"They don' say nothin'," was hi* reply that
Closed the conversation; "they jest laugh "
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Having received $750 as his share of the
gate receipts for a lecture at lola, lowa, re
cently, Mr. Bryan was asked if that was not a
pretty steep crico for such an address as he
had delivered. And he answered: "Any fool
can sell a coat for one-seventh of Its value,
but it takes a genius to sell it lor seven times
its value." Evidently Mr. Bryan is no fool.
.y'y -"yy. Portland Orenronlan.
The only guarantee of good times is the per
sistent application of the lessons of hard
road, and carrying forward and fixing the tele
graph and telephone wires. A year or. two
more and voices from the land of "mystery,
silence and fire" will become familiar sounds
to the rest of the world.
"Hello, Brown. "How did you get your face
scarred so?"
•'Got run over by a truck."
"Didn't you see it coming ?"
"No. I was looking over my shoulder at the
! new moon for Indianapolis Journal.
The actress looked at him inquiringly, and
j he felt that some explanation was needed.
"You appear to have forgotten me," he said.
j "Let me recall myself to your memory. lam
'■ the man who saved you from a watery grave
| in the surf last August."
"Yes, yes, of course; now I remember you,"
I she replied. "But I shall have to refer you to
my advertising manager. He settles all bills
of that description."— Chicago Post.
Watt Some of those Chinese plays are six
months long.
I Potts— of it?
"I was thinking one of them would be a
i good thing to take to the Arctic regions for a
! one-night stand."— lndianapolis Journal.
"And so Miss Glllman declined your offer of
■ marriage?"
"Yes. I can't understand why she did it."
"You can't? My dear sir, let me shake your
hand. I used to think that no man was en
tirely free from vanity, but at last I have
found one who is."
"What do you mean?"
"You say you can't understand why she re
fused you. Therefore it is clear that you never
stand before the mirror and look at yourself."
Chicago News.
"I guess the Griscombs must expect that
somebody is going to leave them some money."
"They've decided to let their son become an
artist."— Chicago News.
Assistant Editor of Magazine— Here is a
poem from Rudyard Kipling. What shall Ido
with it?
Editor— it, and sand him word that it
will be printed if he will at once send 150
yearly subscribers for us.— Cleveland Leader.
Johnny— is "the riddle of the sphinx?"
Papa (with a meaning glance at mamma)—
.The riddle of the sphinx is this : "How can
I she, being at least part woman, sit there year
after year and century after century without
ever saying a word?" Ah, my boy, I guess it'll
never be answered either.— Cleveland Leader.
The Queen of the Belgians, who was born at
Pesth in 1830, has just entered her sixty-sec
ond year. She is an admirable whip, and her
great pleasure is driving her four ponies over
the charming country around Spa.
The next course of Ely lectures in the Union
Theological Seminary will be given by the
Bar. John Henry Barrows, beginning on Janu
ary 31 next, and his theme will be "The
Christian Conquest of Asia."
The person who is mentioned every few days
in the newspapers as the Baroness Blanc, and
who has lately figured in the music halls, ac
cording to a decision of the New York courts
is not entitled to be called Baroness at all, nor
yet Blanc. She is simply Elizabeth Waters.
Though the "new woman" is quite unknown
in Ireland, it is altogether otherwise with the
"new man." Of the lour peers— lncluding the
Viceroy— who entertained royalty nt luncheon
ana tea respectively during the royal visit to
Dublin, only one, Lord Powcrscourt, belonged
to the old nobility and landlord class.
A prosperous business man at Atchison
Kans., is not only colored, but blind as well.
His name is Edward J. Ingram, ana he con
ducts a broom factory. With the assistance of
two brother* he manufactures brooms enough
to supply half the AtcMt-on trade, and his
work is so excellent that he has a market for
all the brooms he can turn out.
Fourteen different models were used by
August Linstrom. the New York KQlptcr, for
his figure "Light," which will bo shortly ex
hibited at the annual exhibition of the
American Sculptors' Society. The general
outline of the form was taken from Miss Har
ris, . a professional model, who posed for
nearly -100 hours. Miss Helen Longstreet
posed for the back and Miss Sage for the hands
and feet.
The Trince of Monaco, on his steam yacht i
the Princess Alice, is in the Azores pursuing
his hydrograpliic researches. Tins year the |
Prince has worked in tho district of Hurta,
which includes the islands i'ayal, Pico and i
Fiores, and it is to Horta, the principal town
of the Island of Fayal, which possesses the i
bast anchorage in the "archipelago, that the j
Princess Alice will go to be refitted and to i
take on supplies.
Springfield Uepubiican-
The famous Uncas, "the last of the Mohi
cans," is buried near Norwich.' Conn., and the
visitor who will go to his grave at midnight,
and alone, and ask with proper 'solemnity'
"Uncas, have you any message for me**"* and
then bending his ear reverently to the "round
will listen In patience, will hear Uncas sav
••Nothing at ail! Nouiii- at ail!" ■ ' .'
»icKK-3_ss-M. *. City. if^ff&Si
sometimes called the Flicker ta 1 • s V" ce £ ansag>
Dakota, Swincecat; Montana, B. owe, c
Sunflower, and Washington. Chinook ■**■
Lew Wallace-3. W. 8., Chico. Ca' . There
Lew Wallace- 44 ?. AN. 8., Chic ,v» General
is an extended biographical s****°*<£ o , ia
Lew Wallac . the author of **5_ 785 t
Harper's Weekly, August, 1593, pas'- ° 1
Liverpool Packets-B. C, City. The livefiF
Liverpool Backets— B. c., cu>. gnd
pool packets that ran between > off °* cc
Liverpool in 1837 and 1338 made the voyage
irom Liverpool to New \or_ in "*« " voy .
one to twenty-three days, and «»« rt,ur
age in from thirty-two to thirty-hvo days.
Mount Cokness-R. K. and C, J^*" 4 -**?"
County, Cal. The heliograph station on Mount
Conness, Mono County, was in W»« 0 * under
direction of the Coast and Geodetic Survey x
1890, 1891 aud 1892, but is not mo r"*» »
now. Under favorable circumstances I L.
ordinary six-inch regulation heliograph sig_
■ nal is visible from (JO to 100 m, l^^?..- 0 f
liaticy of the flash increasing with the size o
the mirror. Mf f 4
Biggest Bible- M. 8., City. The bigeest
Bible in point of dimension is said to beiou<
owned by a German lady Raiding -« ■"<*"•
Chester, England. It to more than -OV f°»™
old and is an heirloom which has desce nded
to the present owner by a "accession ot wine.
The pages are two feet long end^Wg?
feet wide. John Bell, also of M* n cnesier,
owns a Bible to which he has added PWrorej
and photographs to the number of lO.MW, »"•*
--the Bible is divided into ninety volume-*.
Football GAMES-Football, City. Presuming
that your question refers to the vsrany
games played between Stanford and the uni
versity of California, the record is as follows.
November 17. 1892, Stanford 14, California
10; December 19, 1892, Stanford 10. £»•"*->->
ma 10; Thanksgiving, 1893. Stanford <>, " *
fornia 6; Thanksgiving, 1894. Stanford 0. Cali
fornia 0; Thanksgiving, 1895. Stanford 0, Cali
fornia 0; Thanksgiving, 1800, Stanford -O,
California 0. Recapitulation, Stanford won
three games out of six and tied mree.
Mineral Lands— a. M., City. All mineral
deposits in lands belonging to the UnL'SjL
States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are du-**^
dared free and open to exploration and pur
chase, and tho lands in which minerals are
found to occupation and purchase by citizens
of the United States and thoso who have de-
Cared their intention to become such under
regulations prescribed Dy law and according
to the local customs and rules of miners In
tne several mining districts, so far as they are
applicable and not inconsistent with the laws
of the United States. No claim shall exceed
1500 feet in length on the lode or vein, and
shall not exceed 300 feet on each side irom
the middle of the lode or vein. Specific in
formation can be obtained by communicating
with the land oflice of the district in which
the party wishes to take up land.
Crescent City News.
The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation is to
be surveyed and severally distributed among
the Indians. The native inhabitants along
the Klamath River are making rapid progress
in civilization, and many thrifty and com
fortable little homes aro situated upon that
stream. Peace, order, happiness, and even
enterprise, are features distinctively charac
teristic of the colony. The Klamath Indians
recognize and appreciate the fact that they
are amenable to tne white man's law Judge
de Haven's opinion to the contrary notwith
standing—and not a law unto themselves, as
of former practice in the settlement of their
domestic affairs. They appear to realize now
that poaching for scalps is not an entirely le
gitimate pursuit.
Oakland Enquirer.
If one might believe the San Francisco pa
pers, whenever a crime is committed in that
city or in the interior, the detectives come at
once to Oakland to search for the perpetra
tors. The latest instance is that of the Ukiah
stage-robbers, for whom the Mendocino
County Sheriff is supposed x to be looking in
this city. We choose to believe this is merely
a San Francisco slander, and that any right
minded Sheriff knows stage-robbers would go
to San Jose, or Santa Rosa, or Milpitas—any
where but to Oakland.
Ban Francisco Star.
The Call's position against the annexa
tion of the Hawaiian Islands is sound. It
truly says that "we have prospered under a
continental policy, which was declared by the*
makers of our constitution. To fling that
policy and justice ana mercy to me winds
together is a chapge that bones no good."

Terre Haute Gazette.
Our best foreign policy is to have no foreign
policy. We want no colonies, can have no
colonies. without giving the lie to the doc
trines of our Declaration of Independence
Inalienable rights inhere in others as well as
in ourselves.
Carson (Nev.) Appeal.
Al Leach, the pool-seller, reports 519,534 in
the pools last week. Reno only yielded a little
over. sl2,ooo*. Mr. Leach says "all the towns of
California have fallen off 50 per cent. Carbon
was better than last -.ear.
California glace fruits. SOc lb. TownseacTi.***
— <•«*>■. .— — .
Special Information daily to manufacturers ,
business houses and public men by the Presa
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomeryf-*
-*. — * — • _
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Out in* lowa, Nebraska and Washington
money is reported -'a drug upon the market.
Many leading banks have from 60 Jto 70 per
cent of deposits on hand and are unable to
loin with profit. Where are the howlers for
more money?
"Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums,al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists In every part of the world. Be sure and
Mrs.Winslow's Soothing Syrup. 25cabo-.Ua
■*> — — •_ • •
Coko-n-ado.— Atmosphere Is perfectly dry, sort
and mild, being entirely free from the mists com
mon further north. Bound- trip tickets, by steata
ship, Including fifteen days*/ board at the HoteUal
Coronado, $tto*. longer stay $'£ 60 per day. Apply
4 New -Montgomery street. San Francisco, or A.
W. Bailey, manager Hotel del Coronado. late of
Hotel Colorado, Glenwood -Springs, Colorado.
Many causes induce gray hair, but Parker's
Haih Balsam brings back the youthful color.
HXH-tatOCUUn, the best cure for corns. 15c:_
•> — — -• .
Kansas City Times.
Bob Fitzsimrnons hit the truth a harder
punch the other day than he did Corbett Ha
took the *tand and swore he was an actor.
_ _ STE*W to-day:
It seems to you that that
tickling, hacking cough is all
in the throat. But your doc-
tor will tell you that this sen-
sation is often deceiving. The
cough is often the signal of
deeper trouble in the bron-
chial tubes or in the lung
tissue itself. These inflamed
i membranes can . - only be
ranes can only be
! healed by treating the system.
! For all lung troubles, espe-
cially in the earlier stages, no
remedy equals Scott's Emul-
sion of Cod-liver Oil.' Its
special power is in healing
| the inflamed tissues of the
| lungs.

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