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JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
/■::-. All Communication* to W. S. U'AKIi, Manager.
I*l in ii a 1 Kirn bl'l 1CH,.,,, 710 Market street, Hsu Francisco
1. ,. „!,.,.,-. Main 1-' 1 ' I
I.l*l IOWIAI. POO/V 15.. , . ••••>• r,, ' / ,:! *y street
.. „I M .,,i,7t.
parr lorn in Ihls rlly and mil '.und Ing lowna l"i li OSBtg a week.
liy in n 1 1 ijaj pm year; 1,. 1 in. .11 1. Up cants,
Till: WIIKI.V CAU. Oris year, by mall, $l.fW»
OAKLAND 01 1 ICi: „ , ... ,0M Broadway
Pastern I •'« 1 IfWM ulnllvr. DAVID A1.1.11N.
NHVV \>,m Oil ici , Beam lit, World BwttdMg
UPANt II 01 1 ICIIN .iY27 Montgomery street, corner '!lay; open until
|i;:io o'clock, .1 .'■■» iiay-n street] open until H:JI » o'clock. 010
Iniliin ■-'.■• ..|. 11 until ■< in ..'.1,,, ii ■,\; corner Sixteenth and
MUeioil atresia) open null 111 o'clock. "-.in Mission street; open
■ until it o'clock. 1: Ninth street; >.], 11 until » o'clock. 1 00&
Folk street) open nun. •,» .io o'clock. MV, corimr Twenty-second
on, l 1. . 1, lvi I »"■■ ii . open 111 l1» •'. -1...
I'll DI.V and bra/only janirlliiK Ha bells the Hxumintr yes
terday matted forth to make tha Tammany victory 111 New
York mora glaring nlill by palatini! it a deep anil paiidy
yellow. li was, no th ill" Examiner, "'I h«> whipping out of
« i i.l pi la in mi.l nil I lint It aloud fur"; ami this "Whipping mil,"
according 1., the / ..im'iin. Is dun iii llm New, York Journal,
which, on ' r user's return from liii.ii «. ■ boldly nad fearlessly
began v relentless win Against Crokorism and Its adherent "
All of which la liosli.
i ii. Un returned from Europe to find Tammany halting and
hesitating between lln- gold 0100 ami tho silver iii"ii of th*
iipi'ini ratio enir,|>. It pad neither a platform, a policy nor n
candidate. It i.ii.i nothing la the way of political assets except
n boat of blind lowers end sumo big expectations founded on
l ha tolly (if the reformers In nomination Beth Low. Croker
i am., back and the Journal spluttered nt him. Croker look pot
nn&nlmi of 'lit in tunny . gave It v |„,|n y anil v candidate mid Ilia
Journal did Iho kowtow, li applauded Oroucr'a candidate,
ailpporteil him in (he campaign ami dealt gushingly with
' 1i.1.n himself.
Only ii few days before the election Ihe Journal gave to
• rekoi 'i whole page of Ha space In which to make a reply to
Henry (,n.,i,-,. < Iter did not nay much, but so eager woe the
Journal to placate him thai ll printed every word In largo type,
triple inii.ir.,l, noil completed llm page with « seven-column
picture of Croker himself. It was the kowtow done up like v
circus poster mill implied a willingness In do haraktri if Ciukor
demanded 11.
Now cornea the Examiner, Ihe vermiform appendix <•' the
New Vutk Journal, end endanger* the results of all that kow*
lowing by Raying Ihe Journal in Mm foe of Crokerlsm ami that
Van Wyok Is i ... i * roker'i man but tbo Journal* man. When
Hear) Ueurgo look tba Held ngnlnat Van Wyok be did no be
cause Van Wyck was Cmker's mini, and his canvnsn and
speeches im to directed in in- more against GrOatSl than
ngalnal Ida figurehead, The 'Journal Fought Henry Oeorge. ll
gave Croker a full page to denounce George, It never a( that
lime even ..in:,;, as suggested that .Van Wyok was no) tho
Croker . in, iii. or Hint Henry Ocorge was doing a virtuous
art in making a campaign of denunciation against Crokeriem
end nil Its adherents. The newspaper thai denounced Henry
deorge and commended Van Wyok won Id not Itself have the
impudence 1,. , I.,, iii („ be the opponent ot Crokorlsm and pos
sibly ii may even now be arranging another Kowtow act to
placate the big .in and gel mill lav or a (rum tba little man.
Citizen* of Mnusnlil.il ma*, well <>c discouraged In tlmlr at
(einpla 1.. convict gamblers. That the gambling takes place
there la no question; that It is "gainst ihr. law la equally cer
lain; vol no jury with an inclination to nay any attention to
i hi law hi the facts lias b»en secured. There will soon arise .1
suspicion that the gambler* bave a pull. Miti-mlllo naeds a
Lees an.i a linn .( to show those chap* what's what.
Hpnlu 1* rather tardy m sanding a commissioner to Investi
gate the feeling ..i the United Stale.* toward Cube. There have
been many indications detinue enough to have percolated
through almost any sort of intelligence. The gentleman bind*
lead to secure an Interpreter, any old Die of American papare (
and get in work.
,\ man baa been convicted of accepting money for a place
„i (he police force, Ihe fact daTatot lag that ho could not
deliver the guo, la. Sump cariosity i* naturally aroused a* to
what would bare happened to him It he had bean in a position
1.1 live up to bis bargain.
IVibapn there Is no barm In Ihe verdict of the Holywell
1 111 v Hint (hr. wit came to tier deal by accident, a* Ml inquest
in nine case* mil ol ten i* only an empty form. HowaTat, tor
densem is ol stupidity the verdict Is almost unique.
Democrats are having a bard lime to jubilate over the vic
tory in New York and at Hie same lime conceal their chagrin
» tint many should have triumphed and linker once more
be in'.ini the boss ol the metropolis.
Whatever sympathy there may nave been for young r.p'i
when be was arrested for creating a disturbance has disap
peared. The proof that he was singing "flan Holt" in a loud
.... is seems (0 be absolute.
ii worked lor all il la worth .IWnils.al from a theatrical
company is nearly as pood an advertisement sa the lose of dia
monds, end, provided Iha diamonds he real and the loss m,
vine, fur less expensive.
Warden Hale's beilel that Durrani's Appeal to the Supreme
Court will be dismissed la eh eriug to snob an extent that Ihe
fact lhat the Warden does not know anything about it Is apt
to he ova 1 1 ad j
Vht+*ie'« aeema to think that annexation of Hawaii,
among other remarkable things, will change the climate
Ot tba Islands, In an attack upon the labor organisations .
of this stain lot opposing annexation the t v,i;.,-.> says:
Wane earners shoal- remember that with the abolition of
contract labor in Hawaii there would be mat. a demand for
iree d.,.i thai eaarf available hand would _• called, * • *
Upon what postulate- of aid ie the American toiler is the at*
ioiui>i to forever deprive Hawaii of a chance to become a white
man countiy base.lt
In ISSt, loan Indorsed interview, the ntreaiatl said: "The
cllniaie is very trying in the Sandwich I .land* and a whit*
man cannot eat a* much there M here. * » * i nave been in
many countries, hat never saw one so utterly unlit for a white
man. The »oU Is barren, the ".isle excessively hot, and there
are no vegetable* nor fruit*, except some oranges ami bananas.
and no milk. * * « Maui, where iha sugar plantations are,
U devoid dl trees, being a dry ted soil which pulverise.* readily,
ami, -•»« a breeze is nearly always blowing over the Island, the
dust flies in such cloud* thai the Kanaka* and Chinese field
bands have .- wear thick veils, covering ibelr necks and faces,
I .' white man pretend* to work in th* UpUi^'
Yet it seem* that annexation l* to work the needed physi.
cal changes that will make It a "white man* country,"
in IM MMM article the rv.-.n. -.< Informs our organised labor
that "ihe cheap wage worker*, among whom half the Asiatic*
can ha grcupcJ, 'wnal.l > >: * " * tfKVO Chinese and .Up*, i
ne«e in all," and within the next few sentence* it mi 11 "They
would not come here if they cculd. ... are mostly free
laborers, and tor labor ot that kind and for tratttckiug the re*
ward* IS Hawaii are higher than ihey are here. That is to say,
Chinese labor is no longer extremely cheap, Th* island* hare
the richest population per c.*.". .* In the world. Money Is plenty
and i* spent freely. The Chinese get MM of Ik man tor man.
than their cvuw;rym*n data California,"
The Orv^MN* should indejt ||M I and try to keep ita s-ale
i4*nts on * speaking acquaintance with each other.
Till: Chronidt says that the United Slates 'Ms not in the
j business of restoring native dynasties In Hawaii." Very
true. But the Chronicl* seems to think that we have
gone Into the business of deposing native dynasties; and refus
tog to people outside our legitimate jurisdiction the right to
select and maintain their own form of government. In other
words, thai paper makes proclamation that we have joined
the "pirate nations" in overthrowing small governments and
stealing the birthright of sovereignty. 'I lib view of the
mission of the United States is novel and implies a reversal of
the policy of this Government
The Chronicl* say* it happen! to know that a native in
Hawaii proposed thai LlHuokalanl should marry a .Japanese
Prince, and regards that as sufficient pretext for the seizure of
the Islands.
In 188] the Ckronult sill that the Introduction of Mon
golians Into Hawaii had forever unfitted it for annexation to
this country, an J that the prevalence of leprosy there would
compel the Pacific Coast to "petition for a close quarantine
against all Hawaiian sugar, rice and articles of domestic pro
duction. This is what would be done if it were cholera, or
plague, or yellow fever, .nil the leprosy is worse than all these
To-day there are ten times as many Mongols and more
leprosy in Hawaii, but the ChromcWsays: "If the annexa
tion treaty does not pass the Senate the Dole Government
will simply hold its place until a friendlier Senate is chosen, or
until, being finally assured of» abandonment by the United
States, it opens a political trade with England."
Suppose the Dole Government try the experiment ot giv-
Ing back to the people ol Hawaii the ballot of which it has
robbed them by force, and then submit itself to the decision
of the people as the Government of the United States did
more than a hundred years ago; as the Latin-American repub
lics .li alter the revolutions incited by Simon Bolivar, and as
the United States of Brazil did after the expulsion of Dom
Mr. Dole's devotion to republican institutions and regard
fur the rights of man is finely brought out in the threat that he
will make "a political trade with England."
Mr. Dole has planted his petty oligarchy in the Monroe
hemisphere, where small and hypocritical tyrants who rob
the people of their franchise are not permitted to make a
political trade iii a stolen birthright to England. No doubt he
would Offer such a trade, but we venture tha prediction that
England would at nine report him to the Uniled States and
refuse to accept what be has no right to give.
The annexation treaty Is doomed, and Mr. Dole will have
to try the experiment of running a Government based upon
the assent ol a per cent of the governed.
The Portland anarchist who declare.! that ho would "rot in
jail" before ho would "i^n a bond puttlnc himsolf under obli
iration to the (lovernmont deserves to be taken ut Ins word.
Unfortunately Hie Jails provided In this country do not seem
specially designed to promote tho process «d decay, so too
anarch allc semli'inaii will be fotcsd to exercise patience.
However, lie ims the advantage of most prlaonersln that the
putridity for which he plnea aa nun already to have set in. .
SAN FRANCISCO la at last awake to tho fact mat the ad
vantages aha possesses a* tho metropolis of ihe Pacific
Coast will avail not not bine unless she has tho energy to
make use of mom. Her merchants and her manufacturers are
looming In- v have rivals in the smaller cities of the coast
Whom they cannot afford to despise, and that if they are to
hold the Hade which of right should boiling to them they must
ho active nnd alert at all limes.
Tin- movements now under way in ths city to provide for
cheaper transportation to northern porta and to make this
point the outlining port for the Alaskan trade are evidences of
the newly awakened spirit of the business men of tiie com
iii inly. Kacu of them gives encouragement to the belief that
San Francisco Will in the future be able to illustrate the Amer
ican capacity for co-operation as brilliantly as it lias been done
in Chicago and on a smaller but not less noteworthy scale by
Los Angeles an.l Seattle.
The Pogtt Sound cities have advantages in Alaskan trade
by reason of their geographical situation, but to compensate
lor these San Francisco In. the superiority of capital, the pos
session Ol larger stocks of goods ami the fuel that many articles
of prima importance to mining communities are manufactured
In California ami llml in this city their natural wholesale
market and place of export.
A" was pointed out by Mr. Mills in an interview published
in Tim Gam* yesterday Kan ETrauoUiOO not only produces ninny
articles of use to miners, but in quite v number of important
classes of mining goods produces the lust articles in the world.
California lias been « ver since its settlement by the American
people one of the chief mining regions of the globe, and us a re
sult (hero has been built up here a market for mining goods
thai cannot be equaled elsewhere in the United Slates.
For these reasons San Francisco is the natural outfitting
point for tlm Alaskan trade, and if the advantages we possess
ate full J made known la the Fast it is fairly certain wo will
gain next spring nearly the whole of the great business that is
going to be done in that direction.
Whatever is to be accomplished, however, must be sot about
at once. Trade waits for the convenience of no community, If
the merchants and manufacturers of San Francisco do not cor
dially unite to giving support to the movements now under
taken to provide cheap transportation and secure the Al.iskau
trade WO shall see the rush po to the northern ports next spring,
while we are left to glean what we may pick up after the harvest
is over. _____________
Inventor Testa's claim ><i having found a way to preserve
the softness and beauty of tbe feminine skin has a practical
sound. Heretofore this scientist has confined his researches to
the less important problems of heat, 'in ami power. He Is
evidently broadening with years and anxious to do something
An Indian murderer just executed in Indian Territory
walked unattended to the place where bo was to be shot This
characteristic of honoris not uncommon among red men, but
tried on Ins white brother would not work worth a cent.
Imagine our own Durrani out on parole.
I 'bo Sacramento fireman who sets tires so that ha may have
the joy Ol putting them oat Is certainly a case of misguided en
ihattaaaii He lata jail now, an appropriate place, an* prob
ably regards ins contltietucnt as particularly hard because he is
cot permitted to play with matches
Humors of a plan to seise F"aw«on and proclaim it United
Stales territory arc probably as accurate as many others that
have lied down from the north. Cold weather and short
rations socio strangely promotive of tha habit of lying.
News from l>*wson that icv^r is decreasing applies not
alone to the physical malady. Toe gold fever is also less viru
lent, having given way M a pronounced hankering alter some
thing to eat.
Can a yellow journal explain what it means by a picture pro
claiming a Croker trlomrh when on tie same page it has an
italic screamer anna; thai Croker has been Knocked out of
■» ■ . .. .-I. > p -
Kentucky politicians snowed this year an almost indecent
haste, killing each other so early in tha day tbat a number of
use ballots agSfM got near the box.
Well, New York *«$ familiar with ibe apatite of Taw
many, and if it chose to feed itself to the animal, the affair
seems to be largely between them.
When a Justice of the IV*. c* sends an ex- President of a
republic to jail for contemn, tbe tact becomes plain that the
law is a mighty big thing.
Fred Pray I* in tow i from Stockton.
M K. de Yoe, a banker of Modesto, is at the
hick. *- g ,.>- r- ■• • :
Frof#»»or 0. P. Jtnklns ol Stanford is at the
I'slsco. Sa^Sjß
Charles H. Schroder of Lo» Angeles Is stay
liit: at the Ku»s. ... .1
0. D Plato, a Modesto merchant, is regis- 1
lered at lite Grand. . .
; 1. J. Stabler, an orcliarfllst of YubaJClty, has
a room at the L <:k.
L W. Moultrie, a railroad man Irom Fresno,
ii registered at the Lick. „ ,'iVi»:.. , ;
M. -fnaacs, a merchant of lone, Is making a
short stay at the Grand.
K. Pine us, who <-{«■> a ganeral merchandise
store at Wheatland, is at the ROSS.
•'. K. i'olhgdestre, a mining man from Yuba !
City, Is a late arrival at the Grand.
William H. Devlin, the Sacramento lawyer,
and Mrs. Devlin arc guests at the Lick.
W. p.. McPall, Assessor oi Mendocino County,
Is nt 11,.- Grand, registered from I,'kiah.
It. A. Graham, the ownm of ooal mines near
Marsbfl«ld, Or.. is a uu^t at the Palace.
||P. H. Frasor, tbe Stockton bank president, is
In town. Ho la a guest at the Occidental.
'. W, Crystal, a merchant of Vacaviile, la at
the Grand, accompanied by Mrs. Crystal.
F. 1. lirandon of Ban Jose, late Secretary at
the State Lcglnlatura, is visiting at the Grand.
, it. It. Ritchie, general agent hero of the
Northwesters Italiway, left last night for the
Kan t.
J. B. Fuller of Marysville, one of the State
Hunk Commissioners, la staying for a few days
at the Lick.
Mrs. Washington Novln of 904 Powell street,
after an absence of several months visiting
relatives in the East, returned home last
c. if. Wllklns of Chicago, a membor of the
Society of Railroad Kuglueors, arrived at tho
Grand yesterday. Be has come to California
on a brief pleasuro trip.
Slate Highway Commissioner Maud of Aia
iiiciiu Is in town from Sacramonto. Ho is a
reiy active worker in the Good Ho ids Associa
tion of California, which la to have ofliues In
The cam. building.
F. W. Van Sicklen Las returned to the city
from a visit to points on the Atlantic seaboard.
He observed la Boston and New York many
I'lgna of Industrial activity. In the Woit
Kansas ivy was going ahead In line style.
Colo Ulman, one of the well-known family
'ii that name Interested in racing, arrived at
tho Palace yesterday Irom St. Louis. Ho is
acoompaaied by his wife and son. ills brother
"Joe" Lilian Is expected here In a few days.
General Freight Agent Sproulo of the Bouth- j
em Pacific has gone to Chicago to attend a I
regular annual meeting of tho Transconti- j
nental Association, lor the general purpose of
discussing freight rates. Ho will be back In
ton days.
Hiniuel Green of Philadelphia, brother of
President John I". Green of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company, left hero last night
for his Eastern home, having very recently
sufficiently recovered from a severe attack of
lumbago to leave Hie hospital and start East
with a nurse. Hearing of his condition the
Union Tacitly president, the Chicago and
Northwestern president and the Pennsylvania
Railroad president each telegraphed to Wil
liam n.'iieii, ihe Pennsylvania agent here,
Offering 'a private car in which Mr, Green
might be taken eastward.
C. F. Clapp of Port Townseml. a retired
banker ana a member of tho last Washington
Legislature, arrived here yesterday, accom
panied by his wife, and took apartments at
tbo Baldwin for a four weak*' visit In this
city. He says Seattle and Port Townsend arc
making groat preparations to supply the
Ktondlksrs with outfits nest spring, und that
Victoria, 15. ('., Is trying to be their rival,
though ho thinks that the customs duty im
posed on the miners by the Cunadian Govern
ment will lessen the prospects of Victoria's
success as an outlining town.
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.- At the St. Oh. C. F.
Allen; Savoy, Mr. and Mrs. A. llnrrlch; Kverott,
.Nfiss Lawrence, Miss Valentino; Holland, P.
li. Martin; Devonshire, Mr. ami Mrs K.
M'hiH'l.lor; St. Denis, L. .A. ' Maker, ii. 1..
Mead. A. X- Brooke Kldlcy. left the Bt
cloud and sailed on the St. Louis for South
ampton. Arthur Wnnscn sailed on the Saalc
for lUomou. K. M. Heller Is hero buying.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3— Henry P. l.oe. Oak
land, ami Mr.«. J. A. Koblnsou, t>au Francisco,
are at the Shorehain.
1 bore ware two vaa**s In ihe sun. .
A bit of eeiuuioii earthenware,
a rude and abapele-s j»r. won one.
111.- .Hi 1 conn 1 aIB tag more lair
Be made 01 e.av .' Bluabed no. so soft.
The almond Ii o->olil in III.' light;
A lily's stem »m hot so tlighl,
With leve.y lines thai lift .iloft. ••-- -> -
i'iin> gnu and per,ert lies* full blown;
Ami inn beneath the flnger-it|i
be amoolh. or picas d upon I lie lip
'l'he ye.yet p. till .1 a r\si\
Leas fair were some great flower that blows
1 11 a king's gar.ieti, ODMaevl to stone I
Kings' fiirdciis do not grow such flowers—
111 11 .IrrMii, jranleii whs It bluwnl ".,-%'"
Vina fin, in lung, sunny hourr,
llrotulii It .0 beauty all lis own. ..: «r s : J
wan silent song lis snapa »as wrought
From .1. r. of « ing, ,rom droop of >|u.,y,
1 rom co, or- of Hie BTSaiitllS d >'.
Trauaiigurea 1., .1 poet's thought
At last, tbe QniabeO BewnM oi art—
1 ii,. .lu.iiii flower .ii tie slender stem —
V\ list tierce Basnet fused 1. to a gem I
A thousand in, a. ltwelgnl 111 gold
A nor paid, !•.<> lis prtflS wag told,
1 ban sol It on a alio. l a purl.
lint :tir ugh th»> ruarKe.'a senile gloom, '
i r» Inn his ever* lmuran; oil" - ■
T tin t stMMile ano.ui in,- betas lii bloom, >
1 hi., slum .1 the passing soul aasoll,
In St ihi- in.iii «mi iitmr eaSJte
ami tossed ■* penny ai»»n nod poured
In Ilia nut.. Jar bis precious hoaid. •
What sntrfassi . Ilka » saeste flame,
sprang through in aalswaaos nappy starred I
hole roses Into b o-sotii. 1 apt !
Wee ».\r.ii.. » in its warm h»art %\*>p\ •
Lou* afterward, thrown down in haste*
Th« j«i lay saa terae an.i assets wast*',
Itui SWat I io Its remotest -„.,r.i:
HAKRIKT I'ki an • - FOB i>.
Washington Post.
"Portrait painting," said A. Benziger, the
artist who is painting the likeness 01 Pie.-.
deal McKtnley, "Is work of the most arduous
character. The strain never relaxes. Nearly
all young men who have artistic inclinations
are eager to become portrait painters. Am
bition fires their hear bin when, they get
down to the details of the business and learn
lion exacting is the task and how exhausting
tbe toil uear all of them abandon, lhat pars
tlcular line.
"To become proficient in it. too, there is
need of study 0 all .tie masters and knowledge
of lac different schools. I should say that" a j
j thorough study of the great works of the Eng- !
lish masters was almost essential to success in
portrait pelatlag, and nowhere ouis:de ot :
L>ndon ii. there opportunity to; pursue this
study. The are I picture, of Gainsborough,
Lawrence and Reynolds are largely held in ,
IPC K:icllsh capital,
"Tne I'.. itod States Is Improving with gratl- j .
lylag rapid in the artistic line. For the
last twenty-five years the btsi pictures of con
temporary « let* have round a better sale
here (Baa la Kcrcp-. with the result thai a
ma jariiy ot the tvs , pain lings of the most dis
ttngostted men ot tfce old countries are to be
found la American galleries. The home tal-
M -i will benefit Immensely by this, and the
public s-t. for things artistic will be im- '
measurably Improved
"Oae tr.nb.e with Americans who hare tal- '
ent is that after gataa abroad aad working j
till they set. eve considerable prominence for '
warttortoaa performance, they are imbued !
with a desire to remain where ihey have |
studied and acquired some fame,. Rarely do
they care to come back to their native land.
There is Can Mart, in Munich, and Alexander j
Harrison, in Pail*, as examples of this class. S
They a?, actons the Kneaaeai artists ol the j
day, and I do not think either will ever return j
to his native United Stales. As I* am bail an 1
American asyaatl 1 regret this tendency, and
hope that in future are of the young men ;
wno go abroad to perfect thtmse'.Tes will con- j
elude la make this count, v ike scene of their i
life work." .
M. Louis Kepatlio. "= - *
The St. F*ut Judge who has fixed the value
of a kiss at $23 cerulaly never lived In
Missouri, or else the Minnesota article is vastly
laierior to tbe Mt.*«,mrt article. Xo. human
Judge can fix the r*lae at a Missouri kl*».
Hitherto, Mme. Marcella Sembrich, who has
been for many years a great favorite both
here and in Europe, has been a bright and '
beautiful and almost un'que example ef an
artist entirely satisfied with the gifts be
stowed upon her* by providence. She was con
tent to be a coloratura singer and hankered
not after musical declamation. She was wont
to declare that she bad never undertaken to ■
study the roles in Wagner's music dramas
and thai she had no desire to essay them, in
short, she was a "Contented Woman." She I
measured her abilities and bad no wish to \
court failure by attempting to overs ihem. I
The two gifts sre rarely combined, but the I
possessors of one are seldom satltfi d until j
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH, Who Has Prepared Some Wagnerian Roles.
they have failed In tho other. Mme. Malta
on the one hand reaped nothing but tribula
tion in her attempt at Brunnhllda, and Mme.
Nordica on the other still likes losing Filena's
florid song In "Mignon." though It .suits
neither her present stylo nor voice. Mine.
Hembrich alone was supposed to be quite con
tent, But alas! Mme. hembneh is bitten by
the prevailing madness. The papers state
that "Mine, hembrich, who arrived in New
York on the Normannia, presents herself this
season under a new vocal aspect. She says
she has prepared the Wagnerian roles of Lisa
and Eva."
The Novoo Vremya of St. Petersburg an
nounces that Jean and Edouard de Kes/.ke,
with the assistance, of tho German Impresario,
M. Loowc, have formed a company to give this
winter at 81. Petersburg ana Moscow a series
of Wagnerian operas. They will play "Sieg
fried," "Tristan and Iscult," "The Melsier
singer" and "Lohengrin." The principal art
ists will be Theodore Kcichmnnn of the Impe
rial Opera, Vienna, Mmes. Karnes and Lilt
vine, sister-in-law of tho De Reizkes. The
German colony Is very numerous in S . Peters
burg, oi whom the parents of Mine. Ltitvlno
(nee Sohiiltz) form a part This will probably
insure the success of the undertaking in ht.
Petersburg.' But according to the Russian
correspondent success appears doubtful as re
gards Moscow, where the public prefers the
Grand Imperial Theater, with Its varied reper
tory sung In the Russian language. M. Kor
soil', tho well-known barytone of the Grand
Theater, had a sad experience in giving dur
ing Lent some Italian opera. In spite of the
five stars who made part of the troupe the hall
was nearly empty.
The handsome bronze bust of Mozart) which
was won by the United Singing Societies of
Brooklyn at the national saengerlest at Phila
delphia and whicn has been placed upon a
pedestal in the flower garden at Prospect Park,
VII unveiled last week with appropriate cere
mon'ea. All the German singing societies in
Brooklyn turned out in full force in honor of
the event. Over forty singing societies and
turn reins joined iv the procession, which
was headed by a line of carriages containing
the Mayor and officials and preceded by an
escort of mounted police. An immense crowd
nad gathered at the park. On tha arrival of
the procession some of Mozart's music was
sung and the statue was decorated, alter
which the bust of Beethoven, which was also
won by the united singers and was near that
ol Mozart, was also decorated with wreaths
and flowers.
Although it has frequently been stated that
Mary Anderson, now Mrs. de Navarro, perma
nently quitted the stage when she married,
she still sings for charity at concerts given at
her village home situated in one of ttiemoit
beautiful spots ill England. To all appear
ances she leads an ideally happy life, she and
her husband entertaining all the members of
the artistic world who are personally worth
knowing. This year Mr. Navarro organized
a cricket match with art on one side and
literature on the other- On the side of litera
ture were COBBB Doyle, Anthony Hope and
others and on art's side appeared Pltiukett,
Greene, Mr. Herkomer, a young American
artist, ami others lo make up the eleven.
In view of the enthusiasm which the very
artistic music, of Mr. and Mrs. ticorg Henschel
has raised, it may not be amiss to give a few
particulars as to their personnel. Mr. Henschol
Is of Polish parents, a native of Breslau, Out
now, to all Intents and purposes, an English
man, and in spue of his youthful appearance
is nearly fifty years old. Mrs. Henchel (nee
Bailey) was a -known singer belore her
marriage, which occurred sixteen years ago.
As teachers Mr and Mrs. Henchel are con
sidered equal to Shakespeare and Lemperti
and as performers they have a great reputa
tion in London. They have a beautiful home
at Kensington, a western suburb of that city,
and are looked upon as very fortunate people.
Performances exactly so unique as th;.- recitals
of this gifted couple certainly never took
place in San Francisco before. Mr. Henchel
was the firm conductor of the Boston Sym
phony Orchestra. The next recital will take
place this afternoon at 3:30 la the Y. M. _. A.
auditor. urn.
The Stlnt-Saens Festival at the Brussels
Exposition has obtained a great success The
"Lyre and the Harp" was very beautifully
executed, and great applause followed the
performance of the Third Symphony la <".
under t.e direction oi the composer. Most of
the French composers wore to Brussels and
two Sundays ago might have been seen MM.
Saint-Saens and Massenet seated in the same
box, assisting at a representation el "Faust."
Mme. Slgrid Arnoldson, the Swedish diva, Is
making a tour In Scandinavia. Ska com
menoed at Stockholm, her native place, where
she was received with an enthusiasm which
recalled thai of her celebrated compatriot,
Jenny Liad. She will visit QoldeatMnrg and
Christlania on her way to Copenhagen, ana
from there on to St. Petersburg, where she has
been re-engaged for the theater of the con
servatory.; She was invited io take part in the
fetes on the occasion celebrating the twenty
fifth anniversary of the reign of KingX>scar IL
and she was also invited to sing at a concert
at the royal chateau.
Those interested in the approaching musical
festival are making strenuous efforts to render
the affair a success. Tne interest is so wide
spread, owing to toe Urge number of persons,
both m this city and in the neighboring towns,
taking an active part practically and other
wise in the arrangements, that there can be
little doubt mat the Metropolitan Hail will be
well filled on the 9th and 10th lust §Ad the
lovers of be-u:t.'_. singing who heard Mme.
Bishop at the spring festival will surely, be
eager to hear her again. "The Elijah" will be
given on the evening of the 9th, and on the
10th there will be two miscellaneous concern.
the tomb of Henry Murger. the originator
of 'La Bo^erae,'" is said io be in a slate of
lajaestable di.»ptdaUo_, asd the Figaro re
marks thai this would be an excellent occa
i. M for tie Cossedie Fratcaiie, which at this
moment is reaping a rich harvest from tbe
work of this writer. to sod a pi grim to the
cemetery of Montmarire to survey the mauso
leum and at any rate make it clean.
Th" Belle Otera appeared one evening at the
Crystal Palace, Paris. Th-? notice stated: "La
Belle Ot.-ra will enter on the scene with her
three millions' worth of diamonds on her." •
From Vienna— The new director of the Im
perial Opera has pressed the cinque. Now
tbe artists ought to give their word of honor
to cea*e all connection with the claqueurs.
From Parh, October 15— Grand Duke
Alexis and the Maharajah of Kapertala as-
sUted last night at the periormance of the
"Scala" and warmly applauded Yvette Guil
bert. _■_!_:
Ethel— Ob, dear me! I don't know what to
think! Algy asked me last night If I wouldn't
like to have something around the house that
I could love and that would love me.
Edith-Well? *
Ethel— Well, I don't know whether he means
himself, or whether he is thinking of buying
me a I— Tit-Bits.
Jim Jackson (paironisinKly)— So yo' don't
know what a "plethora of money" am? Why
dat means more money dan yo' knows wot to
do with, nlggah.
Abe Hardcase— Oh, I know wot it means, yo'
fool ! I said I didn't know wot It am.— Judge.
"There is one idea that every spinster se
cret y cherishes."
"What is it?"
"That lots of men wish they had married
her instead ofjthe girls they did marry."—Chi
cago Record.
Teacher So you've forgotten already what I
told you yesterday. Wnat's the use of your
head, Johnny Migjjs?
Johnny Mlggs— Please, sir, to keep my collar
on— Plck-Me-Up. _____
Schoolmo'am (encouragingly)— Come, now,
Harold; spell chicken.
Harold— Please, ma'am, I'm not old enough
to spell chickens; but you can try me on
eggs.— Judge.
He— You won't know mo when I get my new
chain less wheel.
She— Why? ■
He— Because I'll be riding around Incog.
Mix me a draught ' and let it be
'1 he hue upon ihy one©*,
And let lis sparkle be the love
Thine eyes alone can speak.
Give me the glass, and let me sip
Until the end of lime.
And, sipping, slog my soul's delight
In never-eudiug rhyme.
How much of Heaven we shall find
Hereafter, nous can say,
Since in the love of womankind
harm took so much away.
Her face is oil of beauty wrought,
I.lke thai bright star of even.
Which, though it be a joy of earth.
Is still tbe pride of Heaven.
— c. Q. R, in Chicago Record.
Abraham Crabill, the old Confederate soldier
who shot and killed General Sedgwick at
Spottsylvania Courthouse, has just died at his
j home in Virginia. '
The Princess of Wales' lavorlte flower is the
| lily of the valley, and the largest grower of
these flowers in Great Britain has his garden
near Sandringham.
While an American actress, Miss Rohan is
I Irish, loth by birth and descent, her father
having oeen a Limerick shipbuilder, and
she herself born in that famous Shannon
Henry Mills Alden, who, though his name
does not appear oa the title page, is the editor
I of Harper's Magazine, has held his position
I since 1869. Ha has written two books, "God
i In His World" and "A Study In Death."
Colonel Isaac M. Morrow, lately appointed
'. Immigrant Inspector of Detroit, fought
I through four war?— the one between Uruguay
j and the Argentine Republic, the war against
| the Florida Seminoles, the Mexican and Civil
j wt.rt'.
The Kaiser ordered during his stay at his
hunting seat at Komenten that no bicyelits
should be allowed to use the roads through
| the forest. The Kaiser strongly objects to bi
, cycles, and tne same order was issued some
; time ago respecting itrunew-.1.1, because sev
eral of these gentry annoyed Bis M ijesty.
The slight improvement recently noted In
the condition of Munkacsy, the Hungarian ar
; tist, who is confined in a German insane asy
, lum, has disappeared. There has. been un
alarming turn for the worse and his physi
; cians have given up hope. His fine house and
studio in Paris, in the Avenue de 'Vlillers,
; have ior some weeks been lolet.
Syracuse I'ost.
A certain schoolteacher, whose sense of
humor is developed to a remarkable degree, !
goes to the trouble occasionally of writing I
down for her own use some of the funniest an- ■
swer's which she finds in her examination
papers. By especial favor 1 have been allowed
to use a few- If ere they are:
•The stomach is the most diluted portion
of the elementary canal'
"Hygene is all that you can tell about that
which is asked." - ";? j a
. "The doctrine of evolution began with the
beginning of life, and grew higher and higher, i
until it regenerated into moukev. This pro-'
cess was slow, so slow lhat neither the monkey ;
, nor the man Knew anything about it."
"A germ is a name applied to a particular i
! particle, tiny subbactenal organism, which '
w_en demonstrated, c.uses disease."
. "A germ is a tiny insect or bog sometimes
found -in diseases. or organs, thai is why i
diseases are contagions 1. is so small that it
can be seen only sun a telescope. The.
appears like the bead of a pin. but It goes !
floating around into the atmosphere." '
| "Habeas corpus means you mar" have the
i head and I will T take the body." T ac
••Queen E.iiibeth's reign was the reign of
posterity. "
--"The germ theory of disease is continually '■
floating around in '.he air. and is very danger
ous, especially when the atmosphere is un
wholesome.'" c.-»-
_ ••William Fit-, the second son of the Earl of '
Chatham, the Premier of England, entered
use at a very earl- age, whlcu office be held at
a very early period In life, the time when most
men are Just completing a professional eduea
lion. .. .
••A dowager Is a widow without joints."
Mayor Pheian Rep'iee to a State
ment of Governor Budd.
To the Editor of ThtCall-Sii: I" the matter
' of the pardo:.oi Louis Sternberg, who was con
viced of the crime of staffing the zrsat reg.s
ter and the protest sent to the Governor
against bt.eout mplaied action. I desire to .
! make this statement injustice to the citizens^
iof Sa Francisco. ' . .'
The Governer makes the fo'lowi >* state
-1 ment, as printed in the newspapeis. fNovem
■ ber 2:
"\fter the recommendation of the Prison
Direct, the Mayor of Ban Franc see, Jamea
D. Phi-las, telegraphed a request thai Id lay
act. until a protest oi the citizens „ f -an
Francisco could be procured snd ;orWirded.
I have waited, and after two weeks' delay save
received the Mayor's protests, rt-e in num
ber. They contain tui 113 names out of up
ward of 70 000 v.iters and 350,000 realdenia
of tea a Francisco. We Banal a-suaio thai is an.
evidence ot the acq lie ci-nce of the citizens of
Sun Francisco i I the judgment of the Board of
Prison Directors "
To-day., newspapers report the Governor aa
follows :
"The protest was feeble, showing that it wsa
not poss.ble to awaaeu public sentiment
! ag ilnst tue exercise of executive clemency."
There was do effort made to secure a large
petition. The nature of the crime tor which
Sternberg whs sentenced, to which the Gov
ernor's attention was cai.d in *- he protest.
and the character of the gentlemen who signed
the protest, Including the X eciion < on.mi -
sion of San Franci co, I deemed sufficient.
I believe tnat nine-tenths of the voters oi &«n
Francisco would have been glad end eager to
sign the protest agains: condoning crime
against the elective irauchls •. and when the
Governor says that "It was not pos-ibl lo
awaken public sentiment against the exercise
of executive clemency in this case" h.s, state
ment is riot warranted by" the facts.
This I resent. 1 read the report of the
Hoard of Prison Directors on Sunday. Octo-4
| bar.l 7. On Monday I telegraphed the V "A
ernor to delay action. On Tuesday I sen hi £- %
a protest with the following signature,: A.
A. Waikins, J. A. Johnson, L. P- F. Troy,
F. W. Dohrmann, James V. Block, Dr. John
Nightingale, Frank Tonney, George K. Flicu,
Edward R. Taylor, D. C. Murphy, I. Gutte,'
William Broderick. Junes D. Phelau, E. *.
Wheeler, Sheldon G. Kello.'g. E. B. Pond. John
F. English, Henry N. Clement, W. M. Hinton,
Charles S. Tilton, J. ft. Freud, Gejrge T. Mary*.
Jr., P. J. H^aly, C. W. Marks, U. V. Kelly, Stew
art Menzi. Osaood Putnam, Alfred Cridge.
Joseph bljii, P. H. McCarthy, Irving .M.
Sco t.
Other protests were tent during the same
week, aggregating, as the Governor says, 113
This Government rests on the purity of tbo
! ballot-box. If a man's vote cannot be fairly
| cast aud honestly counted, the Government is
j a fraud, and the ballot-box. instead of being
I a refuge from official corruption is is, become*
atrap. I cannot believe that any sane and
patriotic citizen would countenance election
frauds. There can be no higher i rime against
the State. It is treason, and irom the begin
ning every Government has punished trea
son with death. Instead of a sentence of
I three years, an offender should be punished
by life imprisonment, without power of par
don. A pardon restores a criminal to his civil
rights; it puts him back into the citadel i.a
treasonably sought to destroy.
I trust this statement will serve to exon
erate the people of San Francisco from the im
putation tha. tney also condone th a crime.
James D. Phelak, Mayor.
Even looking at the financial side of the foot
ball gridiron, the stake is worth considera
tion.—Philadelphia Times.
The iootbi.i season may be considered as
formally opened now that a payer has been
killed.— Pes Moines Leader.
If the new lootball armor makes the game
perfectly safe the public will be stfre to lose
all interest in the spurt.— Washington Star.
. The cause of education tiembles in the bal
ance while the ouestiou of lootball or no foot
ball at.Pe.Pauw 'remains unsettled.—lndian
apolis Journal-. " ''-'■' - '• ' >.»»••
One result of watching football rushes is the
possibility of its lessening a spectator's re
spact lor earthquakes aud railroad collisions.—
Philadelphia Times. . .•••' : ' 4 ■
The Haivard, Yale, Princeton and Pennsyl
vania lootball teams are having a good deal of .
tun with the representatives of the minor col
leges just now. Later on they will tack. each.
other. Then will come the tug of war.— Boston
Football starts out very well when one man
can drop another clear off the grounds. How
ever, if the practice is persisted in it may be
come necessary to rope the team altogether, •
as they do with mouutaiu-ilimbers in tbe .
Alps, so that If one man falls oft' the gridiron
the others may save him before he is lost. —
Pittsburg limes. 9998
Minneapolis Tribune.
Now the hygienic cranks tell us that salt is
not healthful, in spite of its scriptural sanc
tion. II a man were to believe nil that is told
him along this line and leave off meat,,
bread, truit, potatoes and th. thousand and
one other items of food which have been
tabooed, he would have to appease his ap- '
pc lie solely on generous chunks of atmos
phere and quench his thirst with the early
morning dew.
Kansas City Journal.
Neither our navy nor our army is really as
large as it ought to be to retain our standing
and insure our rights among the nations of
the world. The recent improvements in the
cnaracier and number of our battle-ships are
a matter for congratulation. Money spent in
this way is not money waited, by any means.
Boston Transcript.
Sword duels upon bicycles are the latent a
diversion in France. But fencing does not J
trouble our American wheelmen, except when
It puts itself in position to be run into.
Philadelphia Press. •;'■ "
The protest aga'.u-t the use of me Marine
Band at the Chicago horse show failed to
make the objection that the band Is not com
prised oi horse marine-.
St. I'i.ui Pioneer Press.
They are selling artificial oysters on tne
Paris Boulevards. It now only remains to *
counterfeit the«trawterry.
California since fraita.so* lb. Townsend'i*
■ « ♦ — »
frEciALiniormatlou daily to manufacturer*. .
business bouses and public men by' the Presi : .
Clipping Bureau fAUen's), all) Montgomery: '
m 4> . ■» .
She— You pay £10 a month for cigars and
yet you arumb.e when I want i- or £_ lot a
tew ha;.;
IS He— Well, I don't smoke hat* s— Judy. ;
jrrw to-day;
Royal makes the food pure, .; r ; >; i-i .. ;
wholesome and delicious,
Absolutely Pur©
aovat aucno sowses co., new votau

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