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*M*£ Call WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1597 JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor. Address All Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager. PUBLICATION OFFICG 710 M-rket street, San Francisco Telephone Maiu istH. EDITORIAL RCOMS 517 Clay street Telephone Main 1874. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL (DAILY AND SUNDAY) Is served by carriers In this <.::>• and surrounding towns for 15 cents a week. By mail $li pur year; per month <>5 cents. THE WEEKLY CALL. One year, by mall, $1.50 OAKLAND OFFICE 908 Broadway Eastern Representative, DAVID ALLEN. NEW YORK OFHcb" Room 188. World Building BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay: open until 9:30 o'cloct. 339 Hayes street; open until 9:30 oclock. 015 Larkin street; open until 9:30 o'clock. S\V. corner Sixteenth and Mission streets; open until 9 o'clock. 231S Mission street; open until 9 o'clock. 143 Ninth street; open until 9 o'clock. 1503 I'olk street; open umi. 9 :30 o'clock. MV. corner Twenty-second und Kentucky streets; onen till 9 "'clock. THE BEST NEWS SERVICE. BEGINNING to-morrow THE CALL will furnish its readers with the best foreign as weli as general news service ever given to the people of the Pacific Coast. It will accomplish this by arrangements it has made with the New York Herald, in accordance with which THE CALL is to have hereafter the full dispatches of the great New York daily. To those who are acquainted with the comparative stand ing of the Herald as a neusgatherer it will not be necessary to say anything in the way of praise or commendation of its news service. The reputation of the H.iald dispatches for fuliness and accuracy has long since been established, and under the management of its energetic editors is being continually augmented. The news service of the Herald is in fact the chief feature ot the paper. To that everything else is subordinate. The Herald is comparatively indifferent Xp politics. It scorns fakes an j never invents sensations, but wherever there is news to be had, whether in the Arctic or in Central Africa, it ge:s it, no matter what may be the cost or how great the expense of time and energy. By reason of the long devotion of its managers to the one object of arranging a newsservice superior to any other in the world, the Herald has built up one that has the confidence of the public, and the most reliable dispatches obtained from any quarter oi Europe are those that come from the Herald correspondents. The alliance between THE CALL and the Herald is a natural and, in fact, almost an inevitable one. The two papers being published on opposite sidis of ths continent, are not rivals; and as both are working for the same object of get ting all the news and getting it not only early but accurate and full, it is to their advantage to work together. The Hrrald readers will have the benefit hereafter of the Western news gath-red by THE CALL, whi c our own readers will h ave through this arrangement the best and most complete foreign as well as general news service ever given to the California pubii:. THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL POTENTATE. THE question whether it will be good policy to create an au tocratic Mayor for San Francisco is one that will address itself, not to the imaginations of ihe freeholders who will be elected to frame a charter on December 27, but to tneir sound, practical business sense. The fact that the city has been ruled by political bosses in the pa-t cuts no figure in tnis argument The problem i« ess-entially one involving a distribution of mu nicipal authority. The pertinent inquiry is and will be, Would the people be safer in the hands of one man, invested with the power to make Governors, Senators, Congressmen, legs'ators ana officials for them, tnan in tne hands of several individuals whose legal functions might be a check upon the selfish or ambitious pro pensities of one another ? There is no question that the moment an autocratic Mayor is created the bosses will capture him. That is shown by the recent experiment in New York. Shall we, then, abandon mul tiplicity of counsel for autocratic responsibility, many bosses for one bess, divided power for concentrated power, and set up an uncrowned king to rule us? We have heard of she possessors of aristocratic prerogative, threatened with the wrath of the people, flying to despotism for protecfon, but we have never heard of s rational people turning tneir government over to a p lineal potentate in the hope of getting -'good government." Mayor Van Wyck of New York possesses not cne-tenth of the power proposed to be con ferred by our local theoiists upon the new charter executive of this city. The former is a bureaucratic administrator, with large pownrs of appointment and charged only with the execu tion of the laws. A complete check upon him is found in the numerous municipal council of tne greater city. The proposed Mayor of San Francisco i> to be the source of all power, legis lative, executive and judicial; he appoints ever3'body, makes, execntei and expounds the laws. We do not discuss this matter in its popular phase from a theoretical standpoint either. We know that the people of this ciiy are opposed to an autocratic Mayor. Several chariers cave been defeated mainly for the reason that they created such an official, and we are satisfied that if another proposition is submitted io concentrate power in the way indicated :t will also be defeated. In our judgment the best way to kill the new charter will be to put an autocratic Mayor in ii. _ Information that a preacher at L >s Angeles has committed suicide is certainiy nif-luncholv e;iuugh without the explana tion given that bis mind nad become deranged throuch the prcC3ssol initiation into the Salvation Army, it is starting I to no:e that he had been tossed in a blanket. To be tossed in a blanke ii not popularly supposed to be any par', of the plan of salvation, and if the report be confirmed new difficulties it is easy io see have been cast before the penitent who is worrying about the condition of his soul. The spectacle of a prince driving a gold spiks is enough to show that when building a raiiroad this country cai put on as ranch syie as any mher. That the prince i> o:ily calle I such by courtesy, and that the spike will be withdrawn without los 3 of time, are facts which mi^'ht tend to mar a p'easing glamour and, therefore, need no! b* mentioned here. Another of those incomprehensible idioti who conceive the publication of a bogus death notice to be a joke has turned up. There seems to be no way of getting even with an absolute fool; one ran only i ray that the fco:-killer, spurred to action by such evidence of his own neglec , may supply speedy oppor tunity for the writing of a genuine notice. Perhaps the honorable Board of Supervisors will pardon ihc expression of an opinion that in estopping the presentation by merchants of gifts to customers they are swallow nj a camel with a very large hump. A man who held four med:ils in token of his bravery and i rowess as a life saver is about to be buried ps a pauper in Alnmeda County. Republics are said to be ungrateful, but they have no monopoly. People who attend the yel! >w journal's bail game are not apt to t-ee any playing worth mentioning, but there is usually a very fair pugilistic exhibition, for which no extra charge is made. Football oiaying is now a felony In Georgia. Wonder what they woutd do with a yellow journal baseball tournament down that way ? Probably make it a capital crime. Durrant's lawyers, in saying that they have another card to piav, strengthen a suspicion that they came into the game in the iirst place with a co'U deck. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897. A CONTRAST WORTH NOTING. BEFORE public interest in the expedition for the relief of the sailors of the whaling fleet off Point Barrow is weakened by the coming of new incidents, it will be worth while for the people of California to take note of the difference between the method pursued by THE CALL in dealing with the issue and that pursued by the Examiner. It is the difference between legitimate, honest help and a fake of pretended heip; and it is time that even the wayfaring man, though a fool, should un derstand this difference, for it is a matter of importance to all who are in any way affected by newspapers. As soon as THE CALL learned that a fleet of American vfhaling ships was icebound in the Arctic Sea under circum stances that threatened awful suffering among the crews of the ships, it at once took steps to procure from the Government a relief expedition. When the Secretary of the Navy announced that he had no authority to provision a relief ship without an appropriation from Congress, THE CALL offered to furnish all the supplies needed for the expedition. This offer of THE CALL was not made as a bluff, nor for J self-advertising. It was made to meet an unforeseen emergency j which threatened to defeat the plan of sending immediate relief j to the whalers. Moreover, it was honestly made. It was not based upon a condition that others should subscribe ten times as much as THE CALL subscribed. It was not made upon the proposition that THE CALL would pass the hat around and ; if others gave much then THE CALL would give some- ! thing. It was not in any sense a bluff or a fake. It was a I plain business, honest proposition. It meant simply what it said; it the Government could not at once provision a relief ship THE CALL would do so at its own cost. The Examiner paid no attention to the news from the , whaling fleet until the action of THE CALL gave the move ment for relief the importance of a sensation. Thereupon the Examiner saw the chance to circulate the hat and take up another of those subscriptions it has found so profitable. It gathered no news concerning the whaling fleet, but offered to contribute S2SCO to the relief fund and to obtain from a base ball combination $2500 more, provided the public would drop I £ 50,000 into the Examiner hat. The offer of the yellow journal was worth nothing. In J the first place, before $50,000 could be collected by private sub- j scription the Arctic winter would have set in and it would be | impossible to get anywhere near the icebound fleet before next j summer. In the second place, the offer had a suggestion of | fraud on the face, inasmuch as it placed the Examiner subscrip- j tion at $5000, thus claiming the baseball rake-off as apart of the Examiner donation, when it has been but a bhort time since the Examiner itself declared it had nothing to do with the baseball J scheme and had no control whatever of the money it took in. In the third place the offer was worthless, for, as the editor of j the Examiner is an absentee who cannot be reached either by private citizens or by law officers who desire to collect money from him, his subscription lacked a great deal of being a j guarantee. Here then is the contrast between honest help and a fraud, between legitimate journalism and a fake. It is to the interest of the pubiic that this difference should be well and widely noted. Human nature is so curious a thing that It is safe to wager that the sailor who was washed off a whaler recently and drowned died protesting against fate. Yet that sailor had made three desperate attempts at suicide, and bad in each in stance k eked loud ana long because somebody with a stomacb pump or a surgeon's needle had interfered with him. CLOSING THE SLOT MACHINES. DISTRICT ATTORXKY BARNES, by giving the opinion that the riickei-in-tbe-slot n achines are lotteries within the meaning of the Penal Code of the Siate, has pre pared the way for a reform that promises to be us sweeping as a revolution. But yesteiday the town was so wlJe open a man had to walk carefully to avoid falling in, and to-morrow it may be so tightly closed aa not to leave a slot bic enough to drop a nickel in. The subject as considered by the District Attorney is simply one of law. It rtid not concern him in a;.y degree whether the machine was good, bad or indifferent, moral or immoral, whether it promoted the gavety of nations or tended to cause profanity in the mouths of the people. It was suffi cient to him that the slot machine is a lottery, as defined by th» Legisla tire, and as a consequence unless the courts over rule him or the Police Department is negligent, the slot machines must go. It seems that the law draws a line between ths slot machine played for cigars or drinks and the slot machine played for a chance at the great telephone game, it is not clear why the distinction should be made, unless experience has shown that the telephone is not a lottery inasmuch as the citizen who plays it has no chance. Be this as it may, the public will be glad to lose some o! its slot machines, even if it cannot be rid of alt of them. There is reason to believe that ;he slot machine is not only a lottery, but, like all other lotteries, is a swindle and a fraud. The public does not ace the inside of the came. It is an insidious temptation to gambling. It leads the way to worse and more dangerous forms of risking money on the chance of getting something for nothing. There are many novelties of civilization which humanity could well spare and count the loss a good riddance, but among all these there is none we will surrender more reaUily than the nlckel-in-the-slot machine. Put it on the list. It never will be missed. France is not doing an extremely dignified thing in keep ing the supposed traitor Dreyfus in a cage as though he were a raging Least. The growing sentiment that the man is innocent adds force to this view. It Dreyfus can at last clear his name there will be something more than an apology due him. He ouzht at least to have the p-ivilege of taking his restored sword and therewith investigating the vital anatomy of the officials who have devoted so much time to contriving tortures for him. AMERICAN BACON IN ENGLAND. SECRETARY WILSON, whose activity in the conductof the Department ot Agriculture permits nothing affecting the welfare of tne American Inrmer to escopj his attention has been making some investigations into the bacon trade in Eng. land and has ftund that the rrt-ducers of bacon in the United States are not getting as large profit* from ;he market as they would if they made a more careful study of its demands. At tha date of the investigations of the Secretary it was found that American bacon in the British n^artet brought only 6£ cents a pcund, while bacon from Canada or Denmark brought from 11 to 14 cent-. The cause of the difference in price was the excessive fatness of the United States product. Oar farmers, it seems, put too niu.li fat on their nogs to suit the British taste, and as a consequence it has to be sold as a second-rate article in that market. The falter a hog can be made the roore he weighs, and as he is sold in the American market by weight alone, the farmer naturally pute on tne animal every pound he can carry. As the price of hog meat is always higher than the price of corn, tbere is money la the process of converting the one into the other. This being so, it is not easy to see how we are going to provide a remedy for the excessive fatness the British complain of. Will the hog- buyer pay more per ponnd for a lean bog than a fat one? Will the farmer sell a lean hog when be has the means ot making him fat? There would be money in it for us if wo could send bacon to the English market that would bring 14 cents a pound instead of 61^ cents. That mncli is beyond question. Tne difficulty is to tind a way to reduce the fatness of American hogs so fong as corn is low. Fortunately science is discovering many uses for corn in addition to the old-fashioned ones of maKing corn bread, fattening hogs and producing whisky. The new uses may cause the price to go up, and then there will be less of it fad to hogs. The result will be doubly beneficial, for whatever will raise the price of corn will raise the price of bacon, and the fu. ture of the American farmer will pan out like a Klondike claim. PERSJNAL. W. P. Thomas, a lawyer of Uk'.ab, Is at the Grand. Frauk A. Cressy, a banker of Modesto, is at the Lick. R. H. Wii;ey, a lawyer from Monterey, is at the Grand. Dr. D. Johnson, U. S. A., is a guest at tne Occidental. M. Dinkelspiel, a Suisun newspaper man, is at the Grand. C. C. Crow of Crows Landing is a guest at the Occidental. Jes«e D. Carr, a capitalist of Salinas, is ai the Occidental. John A. Mclutire, a Sacramento mining man, is at the Grand. George A. Smith, a vineyardist of Courtland, is at the Grand. E. C. Farnsworth, a Visalla lawyer, is stay lne at the Lick. Dr. and Mrs. H. & Boys of Paso Robles an guests at the Russ. T. S. Spalding, a merchant of Woodland, is a guest at the Grand. L E. Justin, a merchant of Portland, Or., is registered at the Lick. H. E. Adams, vice-president of the Stockton Gas Company, is at ihe Grand. Colonel and Mrs. O. Summers of Portland, Or., have arrived at the Baldwin, B. F. Hartley of tho Zantirrnf mine at Auburn Is registered at the Grand. Frank A. Cressy, a lawyer of Modesto, is among the late arrivals at tlie Lick. V. a McClatchy, editor ami proprietor ol the Sacramento Bee, is at the California. K. McGeUigan of Vallcjo. lato Supervisor of Solano County, is a guesi at the Russ. D. C. Hobart, a mining man from Silver City, N. Mex., ai rived at the Occidental yester day. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hollow of the Arlington Hotel, Sunta Barbara, are late arrivals at the Giand. Oscar B. Hinsdale of Gardiner, Or., and for merly of Santa Barbara, arrive*! at the Lick yesterday. Samuel McMurtrie, the railroad contractor, came up from San Luis Obispo yesterday and is at the Palace. F. rutting of Oakland of the Cuttftig Pack ing Company arrived at the Palace yesterday with Mrs. Cutting. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, on their way home to Sydney, Aus #8118, arrived here last night from the East and are guests at the Pkluce. Miss Maud Jeffries, a society belle of Mem phis, Term., arrived at ttie I'alace last night from the East, accompanied by her brother, Norman Jeffries. 11. M. L* Rue of Sacramento arrived at the Occidental last nigh t. lie is in town to attend a m;etlne of the Sate Railroad Commission, of which he is a member. Norman Greicr and Gregor T. Greig of Glas gow, Scotland, arrived here IRSt night on the Central overland trail from the East and are guests at the Occidental. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Seaman of New Orleans are guests at the Palacj. They left home shortly before the yellow-fever epidemic broke out and nave Deen avoiding New Orleans ever since. William R. Sterling, a manufacturer of Chicago and a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, will arrive in this city to-day on the overland train. While hero he will be a guest oi the brotherhood In San Francisco and in Oakland. Next Sunday evening ho will ad dress the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. Luke's Church. Dr. Allen of Duluth, Minn., who recently returned from A.aska, will depart to-day for I'rince William Sound, Alaska, the headquar ters of the I'acifii; Whaling Company. He will be gone a ve>tr. He says that there are now probably 300 men waiting at Prince Wiiliam £ound to got Into the gold fields as soon as spring comes. He says taat no map yet pub. ished of Alaska does more than roughly approximate the location of rivers and moun tains, and that none so far issued have been anywhere near correct. CA-IFORNiaNS IN NEV YORK. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.— At tho Plan— J. N. Bookman; Colonnade— 3. Morrii ; Grand— Mr. and Mrs F Beau Iry. Miss G^orgie Williams leit thel'lazi and sailed on the Trave for Bremen. CALIFORN ANd IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9— L. G. Baldwin of Los Angeles is among to-day's arriva s. Colonel J. F. Evans of Han francisco ieft for New York U-day. CALIFORN;AN=j IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Nov. 9.— John B. Slbley of San Francisco is at the S merman House. THE DYING DAY. The trpfs stand tjro«n sgainst the gray, ihe shi v-ring srav .f he d and sky; The mil s uri.pt re and tne dying day I'll'- shio i d poor Hays wear as they die; Pjnrdai', dip soon, who lived i ■ vein, \V ho cotiid uot bring iry Love again 1 Eown n tliegiirden nreezei cold Deaa ms Hi g stalks blow chill betwien, Only above the sodden mold 'I lie •rilufiower «ear» his >ieariles< ereen. As ih' i>(rn ill reigned the roiecrownei year, And sumni»r anil my Love were here. Thp mist c-eepi clo<«> out the house. The i nifty i, oum\ al 1 s.H' and chill; The d'so.a earnl tieni >iug bonstiß Scraic.T at ihedrlp])ln? wlmiow »iil: Poor day Hi s drovi- in fli od* of rain, auil gtiosts kno.k at tUe window pane. —New York Weekly. SOUNDb A T MELY WARNING. Oceans de B:ade. In an interview tor the San Francisco Call T. V. I'owderly, Commissioner of Immigra tion, sounds a time y warning regarding the evils of unrestricted immigration, lie says: '-Immigration should be restricted lo the need of the American Republic, instead of being permitted to flow in unnecessary cur r»- ill. according to the order of the Czar or the whim and cai>rice oi the Immigrant Healihv, honest immigrants shoo d tie directed to where they m«y find homes and employment ; all others should be excluded." These senti me'Us evcy thinking person can heartily in dorse. The time was when the United States, having thousands of Mjuare miles o; virgin land, could leicome and take care of uum berle.-.s foreigners who were desirouiof homes, but that day has passed. The d:flicu.ty now Is to provide for those already here It is evi dent ihat a proper restriction of immigration wou'd aid materiilly in tue solution of the Industrial problem. WHERE COLUMBIA la MENACED. Mantn CHI7. I'enny Press. There isn't the slightest question that the annexation of Hawaii will result in the degradation of politic*. AndtheL;rd knows that politics in the United States is now bad enough. But It will do more. It will degrade society. It will degrade the American work men. It will cause the American statesmen to blush, American society 10 shudder and American industry to bow under the yoke o: a wors<; bondage than hfllicted thu negroes of the Booth forty years as?o. The Asiatic races are not wanted on American soil, and the in crensed numbers contemplate'! by the annexa tion of Hawaii will s<n this country back half a century. The thirst for DoilticM power in this land of the fr.e and the home of the brave has likeness unto tho itch. THE "CALLS" NEW HOME. Redlands t'iirograpb. In about ten days the San Fiaucisco Call will move into the new Sprockets building;, on the corner of Third and Market streets. Then THX Call will hi located in one of the hand somest buildings in ihe country and have, by loiik odds, the most complet** newspaper estab lishment west of Chicago. The Call has been mating rapid strides oi late, ana is now nbreasi of any morning uewsDhpjr west of the Missouri river. We congratulate its owner on its rauld advancement and predict for It a brilliant future. NO NIOR- T E M-RRY CLICK. Kanias < i;y Star. ' Some inventive yenius has devised a noise less poker chip. I: .s made ol soft rubber and t:ie keenest ear In all the cily police cannot delect its presence as it cnase- its tallows in and out oi Intricacies of a jackpot. The ch.ps that pass in the night will no longer give tho alarm io the minion of - the law who is listening at the keyhole, and no longer can the festive sport play tne old tune on the bones which cnme .so easy when tho stack was high. JHE APPEAL OF JHE S/\FFRO|J GLAjM. Young and lovely William R. Hearst shall not languish long in the gioomy Casa de Recojidas. Bravo and bold hearts have been touched by the tale of bis sufferings. The awfnl fate tha: awaiis the uuhappy prisoner— set iorth in Monday's dispatch to The Call from its New York correspondent— has arou.'ed the demi-civilized world to action. We may have prown callous and worldly in this hard-hearted nineteenth century, but the spectacle of young and lovely Willie Hearst doomed to read his own pnper has stirred every yellow fiber in the hearts of the American people. The awfui brutality of thesentouce, this out-Weyl> ; ring Weyler, has strained ihe lAtng too fur. The Spanish Government must be reminded that this is the nine teenth century; that there is an unwritten law of nations Which forbids and which will pre vent the execution of such a sentence, biside which the horroru of the inquisition pale into insignificance. America is aroused, aye, and Europe, too. Courage, lovely New York boy, imprisoned isi the terrible casa 1 Let not thy blende beauty pale and wither in the cruel dungeon 1 Let not the aw.ul sentence which has been passed upon thee chill and dishearten thee. For that sen tence shall not bo carried out. Kindred spirit.", such men as William R. Hearst admires end would imitate, have felt their sympathies engßgod by the awful plight of this brother mind, this brother srui. IVti tions are b'jitig circulated, petitions are being signed by such names as must influence the fiends in wiiose clinches a young and lovely hero languishes. The Call lias not space in to-day's issue to print the names of the distineuisheJ men who are interested— vitally interested— in rescuing the lovely New Yorker from a fate to which madness, nyo, and death, were preferable. But we print a lew of the letters that have been re ceived from the flower of the Hearst clientele. A perusal of their contents will convince the reader that all i< being done for the beautiful and unfonunata youth that the most saflrou colorcd of prisoners could hope for. To the Editor of The Call— Dear -ir: I am happy to add my name to the mon ster petition to the Qu. en of Spain in behalf of the noble William R, Hears t, at pres'iit imprisoned in the Casa de Kecojidas in Hnvaiia. Old as I am and inured as I am— through a life ot some adventure— my blood freez.'s nt the sentence imposed upon this youthful N -w Yorker Let tyrants bewarel Tnere is a height of crime, 01 cruelty, which public opinion will not tolerate. Yours faithiuilv. Dictated. Jack the Ripper, per Whitechapel 'Arry. To the Editor of the San Francisco Call: His Majesty desires to state that he ap pends Uio royal signature 10 the pettion for the release of William Hearst of New York with great pleasure. His Majesty begs to assure you of his entire sympathy with the unfortunate young mmi and ol his hope of the yellow cap tive's speedy release. Van BCBIBXB, for Leopold, King of Belgium. Chicago, 111., November 9, 1597. To the Editor nf The Call— Dear Sir: I never sfgnod anything with to much pleasure as I do now sign this pjtition for the release of William Hearst Irom the Casft of He co jf das. Snaiii must listen to the voice of the yellow Deople all over the world, whose tender, refined feelings have been outraged by the ta.'e of horrible cruelty con templated in the carrying out of the brutal sentence passed on Wiiliam R. Hearst. Humanity stands aghast nt the revelation of such infamy. No sausage mnker—human or otherwise— can hear for a moment to think, without shudder ing, of the horrors awaiting the noble New Yorker. Yours most heartily, LUETGERT. San Quextin, Nov. 9. To the Editor of TheCaU—Dr.\R Sir: I was inexpressibly shocked when I read of the barbarous cruelty of tne Spanish fiends who have Wiiliam R. Hearst in their clutches. A time has come, 1 think, when the world— even those who are not yellow, strictly speaking, yellow; who are merely lemon-colored, as it were— must enter their protest. The dark ages are past. The animal-like savagery which marked the middle ages is, hapcily. lorever buried. We are not Indians. We are men — human, merciful, warm-blooded men. We cannot go about our daily duties— sanguinary or merely thievish, as the case may be— we cannot work or enjoy our leisure, while in the nineteenth century such inhuman sentences, such frighliul Duni.slnnents may be inflicted. I do noi enter into the question of the guilt or innocence of the young cap tive. I ai p3HI only to those who have hearts in their breasts. Let William R. Hearst go free. Yours for outraged humanity, Theodore H. Dcrsant. CYCLE WITH CABLE INSTEAD OF CHAIN. It ltoks as if there would be as macy varieties of chainlets wheels by the time that the '98 cycling season has opened as there are colors and birds' eggs. Scarcely a day passes but some new device to do away with chains on bicycles is patented or placed upon the market. There are ninny mtn of nit chanical minds who do not like the bevel-geared wheel. One of Thomas- A. Eiison's right-hand men, says the New York World, has invented fl wheel that is a ehainless one and hns not bevel gears. It has attracted tho attention of Mr. Edison, and he is quoted as indorsing the working plan of the new machine. In brief, the plau is to sub stitute for a cnaln a series of six steel cabies made of piano wire. Each wire is one-sixteenth of an inch in diameter and oi seven strands, each strand having seven wires .088 of an inch in diameter. The whole cable is twisted and runs in groves cut in the driving or driven pul leys or sprockets. T;ie lower section of the cable <s carried up over an idle pulley placed close :o"the face of the diivmjr sprocket mid then through a concentric slot so arranged that an ad justable screw can tßte up any slack. Tne carrying pulleys enable the rabies to be run so closely together that ihey almost touch, which permits a casing to cover the whole, making it absolutely airtight and waterproof. The weight of the cables is bo small that two sets can be applied — one to each side of the machine— and the weizht will still bo less than that of a chain. E ther of the two sets could be used to propel the wheel in case of the other breaking. The inventor claims that the en tire apparatus of the driving gear is simple in its construction and that it can be put on any modern mucnine at a trifling expense. He says that it does away wiih the friction caused by co?s and chain lints ami that to repair it is easy, as new cables can bo carried in the too. kit or pocket without inconvenience. FLASHES OF FUN. From the morning watch till the fatl of night That dusky fcunv from a >outhern clime Turns ahandle ith all his nilgh:, And plays, for the huiidrethmil.ionth time, " l)alsy, Dal»y." and "aweet Marie," • 1 h* Only (Jlrl in the World for Me," "II Ciivallerln." and "Boom-de-ay," And ■'I'om-tlddleyom-pom, pom-pom-pay," And I dare no; sny what I'd like to say While the or^an goesou playing.— l'ick-Me-Up. Briton— Vooley too donny mwaw— The proprietor— Pardon! Monsieur can speak the English to me. Briton— Why so? Can't you understand my Freuc >? The proprietor— Monsieur, I am from the South, and find it difficult to comprehend the true Parisian accent.— Pic'i-Mc-Ud. "Colonel Blood," sayn the current issue ol the Weekly Battle Axe and Loyal Missdssip piau, '"hss called at this otlice and demanded a reirnction of our remark that he was a famous liar. We retract cheerfully and fully and do so by hereby stating that the esteemed colonel is mi infamous liar." — Indianapolis Journal. Critic— You are not maintaining the high standard which you set at your theater when the season opened. Manager— Xo; I've stopped encouraging art tOKive the people what they want.— Philadel phia North American. •'Something must be done,'' said the business manager of tne struggling sneet to the editor 01 the same. "We're losiug circulation every day." "What would you advise?" asked the editor. "Wt.ll, to tell the truth, I'm undecided. I don't know whether we should start a voting or ft guessing contest. Which do you prefer?" Chicago Post. "Jackson is in love with the landlady." ••Has he admitted it?" "No; but he eats the cold buckwheat cakes." Chicago Record. "The jury were out several days and then failed to agree." '•That shows the folly of masculine juries— n jury of women would have disagreed much sooner than that. "—Detroit Free Prei-s. "The trees remind me of Eden before the f*ll." "How so?" . "The Dare limbs with only a leaf or two for costume."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. £top that' cough will) Low's horehound couu'h syrup, price lOr, 417 SaDsome at.* London, E lgland, Nov. 9, 1897. Brussels, The Palace, Nov. 9. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. M. Casimir-Perier, it is saia, has had enough of retirement. He is preparing to Contest again hii old seat for the division of Nogent sur-Seine, which became vacant on his elec tion to the Presidency of the French republic. Chess-players often die of brain disease, and the latest examp'e is Berthoid Euglisch, the Austrian champion, who was famous for his proficiency. Since 1879, when he first fi came widely known, he has engaged in fre quent contests with mnsieis in the urt. For his new b 10k entitled "Following the Equator" it is sakt that Murk Twain will re ceive $40,000, tne whole of which hp will turn over to his creditors, to whom he owes about $20.00i> more. Hu has been invited by an English publishing-house to write his auto bioyraphy, aud is said to be considering the offer. Herr Lange, the overseer of the estates and factories of Prince Bismarc*. who is known ;o all visi:ors who have enjoyed the ex-Chancel lor's hospitality in the Saxony forest retreat is about to resign his place on account of old age. The Prince v extremely fond ol Herr lange, and regrets deeply his coming retire ment. Major Sellman Hannegan, who died in Wash ington the other day after a long service as doorkeeper of tne diplomatic sjalLry in ihe Capitol, was anon of Senator Hannegun ol" In diana, a famous man in politics between 1840 and 1850. Senator Voorhees and Mni.ir irfe n i n d C «f" n ertw up together and were warm Princess Carl of Denmark (formerly Maud oi Wales) Is tne latest addition to the list of royal authoresses, and has been employing all the time the has spent in Denmark by writing a play. She ha 8 adopted the pseudonym ol -Graham Irving " t ho latter name bein'e cho sen on account ol her great admiration fi S?r REFLECTIONS OF a BACHELOR. New York Presß. Lots of marriages hinge on a swinging eate oI A b. B lnl a i:?r T &i Peiki of ma " yiDB «*"»« fllrt1"f S W pepp "r. iS lhe BaU ° f the c " lh "* * If love came when folc wanted it their wouldn'twantit when it came. Whenever a woman gets an idna th.l,^l. band that she Is worrying about his health ' band that she Is worrying about his health When a girl thinks she is in love wi h a man she can always lest hi, ,W.lc'.tS_ ima" n« wller oil* hIS »«»» »»«Y«S wi^ no ANSWER3TO CO-iRE- PONUEN TS. That Story— C. X., City. Th-i story referred to was woven on lome facts. Salvini— S., City. There is no son of Tom maso t>alviui on the stage at this r re-em time. New Yopk Laws— G. H., City. Generally, an account in ilie Siate of New York outlaws in six years. A WaT-U* Restaurant —11. S., City. There will be ft restaurant on the top floor ot .he Claus Spreckcis buiMing. Minister to KrssiA— B., City. C ifton R. Brecklsridfre is I'niied States Minister to Rus sid, so says the Russia". C>msu. in tail city. Lasca— M. P., Gras-i Valley, Cil. The poem "LabCH," by Frank Desorez, cmi b- found in Hook i' 2 of MBiuiar.i Recitations, which any bookpel.er can procure for you lor a dime. Annexation'— C. X , City. You can fir.d n. number of articles on annexation in con mo tion with ihe Htwaiian Islands in the Review of Reviews, Current if is oryanrt otner perio l icais oi recent date to be found m tiie Free I'ublic LiDrary. Tim ( CBAM Question— C. X., City. There is no hundbook oi Cuban questions and the rev olution but the history of the troubles rom the Inception may be found in succeed ing numbers of Current History. Grover Ci/evkland —A. S., city. Grorer Cleveland was a bachelor at the time he mar ried Miss Foisom, the present Mrs. Cleveland. He has a son not thirty days old yet, but v has none thirty years of nge. Salvtni— S., city. Alexander S lvini, son ot Tomniasu Salvini, the great Italian tragedian, died in Florence, Italy, December 1">. 1896 n«- was born in Rurue. Italy, December -' 1861. His i.itaer is still living. Typewriter— A. O. S. , City. The price charged by typewriters in Sau Francisco va ries with the operators. The general chare for taking maiter in shorthand from dic tation, transcribing on typewriter and fur nishing one copy is 10 cents per folio. "The Silver King"— M. £ City. The que*l tion, "Is there a person in Frankfort-on-thy Main, Germany, Known ns George Sche\>£i berg, 'Tne Silver Kina' '" h*s been submitted to a number of persons well posted in German affairs aud the reply in each case has been, "^'ot kno'ivu." Coebktt- Jackson— Reader, city. The fight between James J. Corbett and Peter Jackson in San Francisco, before the California Ath letic Club. May 21. 18 ( Jl, was declared by lliram Cook, tne referee, "no contest," and each participant received $2500. Sixty-one rounds were fought. Police COTTBT Jurisdiction— A. S., city. Tho Police Courts have jurisdiction only of misde* meanor cases, and the penalty for misde meanor generally is not to exceed imprison ment for a term of s x montrjs. In cases of misdemeanor where the Legislative power has fixed the penalty by imprisonment at moru than six months the Police tourts have juris diction only to ex-imine into the facts 01 the case to determine if a crime were committed and if there is reasonable ground to suppose tint the accused committed it, in which case the court sends the accused before the Superior Court for trial. Ink Stains— H. S., City. Ink stains may be readily removed from white articles by means of a little salt of lemons, diluted muri atic acid, oxalic acid or tartanc acid and hot water; or by means of a little solution of chlorine or chloride of lime. When the stain is caused by ink manufactured with logwood a red mark remains, wnich may be removed by the application of a little chloride oi lime. All strong acida and alkalies tend to injure tne fubric; tnerefore immediately the stains aro removed the spots should be well rinsed and repsatedly. This is for c< mmon ink stains. For the removal of Indelible ink or marking ink stains other methods art? employed. TYPE-WRHING BY TELEGRAPHY. It begins to look as if not only telegraphy without wires but type-writing by wireleis telegraphy were withiu measurable di3tanc3 of being an accomplished fact. An invention which seems likely to render te'egraphic com munication as direct and private as is tele phonic, says the London •Daily Telegraph's Berlin correspondent, was displayed recently to a select company in the Hotel Kalserhof. \ It has been christensd by the hybrid name of I "ieiescriptor," and lake* the form of an elec-1 trie typewriter. ihis apparatus, wnicii costs/ about £25, c*n be electrical. y connected byf means 01 a callbell with any other similar apparatus, and the message, wnich ia ty [ed off thrcugh tno keyboard t.l one end, will be reproduced in plain letters ana numerals on a plate a; the oiher end. In other wor.ls, if, as the inventor cairns, long-distance communi cation can te e^tablisned, ihe telescriptor will do for writing what the telephone efferts for speech, and me publicity and complexity of ordinary it-lcgrapir.c business wl tx done away with. The German PostmaUer-Gei.eral ! is said to take a lively iuterest in the Inven tion, which i.« the result of eight years' labor on tne part of an Austrian engineer named Hoffmann. _____________ TURNING s.LVEri INIO GOLD. It appearß that there is little doubt as to the ability of Dr. Emmens to transfurm silver into gold by means of a mechanical treatment. A London paper says that Dr. Emmens' results have been ver'.tied by well-known English chemints, and about three weeks ago M. Tiflc renu, tlie famous French chemist, indorsed the conclusion. Dr. Emmens is now prepar inu a mncfiine for subjjctitij; silver to a pres sure ol 8000 tous per square inch, and hopes to produce 50.000 ounces of gold per month, we ii also experimenting as to the transmuta tion of oilier metals Into one another. "Brii Winslow'g >oot liinjj Syrun" Bus bprn used over fifty years by millions of moth ers for their children while Teething with perfeci success- it soothes the child, softens the guru*, al lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Boweij and is tho Lest remedy for I'iarrrueas, whether arising from teething or other causes. For sale oy lruggistH in everj' part of the world. Be sure an! fcbk lor Mn. Winalow'a Soothing Syrup, ViScauu.tlj ronosAW.- Atmosphere li perfectly drr. nof. end mild, belne entirely free from the mists comm on further north. ' .Hound- trip ticket?, by sieim shlp, including fifteen clays' board ai the Uoieii* Coronado, *U0; louder stay $'J 50 per day. A^p./J 4 Iveiv Montgomery street, ban Franciicj, or A. W. Bailey, manager Hotel del Coronado. late of Hotel Colorado, Glenwood .Springs, i olorada California glace iruits.oOc lb. TownsenVs.* As a preventive of Bright's disease drink Watson's Scotch Wlu ky. • Ppf.cial Information daily to manufacturer*, business houses and public men by the Preu Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 010 Montgomery. ■ "Why don't you branch ou if"'", asked little George of the cherry tree. \ ' •'I would leave this place," answered the cherry tree, "il I had soma way to move my trunk." "II that's all that detains you," said tho embryo father of his conntry, 'T.lsee that you get a hack." A :id he went over :o the wood shed in search 01 his ilttle hatchet.— Chicago New*. NEW TO-DAT. If you are ill you need a doctor in whom you have confidence. If you need a remedy you want one that has been tested for years; not an obscure, un- tried thing that is urged upon you, or on which you save a few cents — that is no consid- eration as against health. For wasting in childrer/ or adults, Scott's Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil with Hypo- phosphites has been the recognized remedy for twen- ty-five years. 50c. and $t.oo, all druggists SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New York.