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£ . FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, i 8q 7 JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor. Address All Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager. PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 Market street, San Francisco lelephone Main 1863. EDITORIAL ROOM * 517 Clay street Telephone Main 1374. Th;: SAN FRANCISCO CALL (DAILY AND SUNDAY) is served by carriers in this city and surrounding towns fur 15 cents a week. By ma.i per year; per month ,'>'> cents. THE WEEKLY CALU Ona yew. by mail, $1.50 OAKLAND OFFICE DOS Broadway Eastern Representative, DAVID ALLEN. NEW YORK OFFICE Room 188, World Building BRANCH OFFICES— 3-7 Montgo aery street, corner ('lay; open until 9:30 o'clock. 339 Hayes street; open until 0:30 o'clock. (513 Larkin street; opjn until 0:30 o'clock. SW. corner Sixteenth and Mission streets; open until ©o'clock. '.'5lB Mission street; open until 9 o'clocic. 143 Ninth street; open until 9 o'clock. 1305 Polk street; open until 9:30 o'clock. NW. corner Twenty-second an-: Kentucky streets; ooen till 9 .'.'clock. AN INFLAMED VERMIFORM APPENDIX. THE Examiner, a paper sometimes designated as the vermi form appendix of the Journal, another paper which is in itself a diseas?, is displeased at the excellence of the foreign new-. service secured by The Call. This is a favor naturally to be expected, and yet for tha frank expression of disapproval some gratitude is due. To hove won anything in the natuie of commendation from that sheet mnst have been reckoned a calamity. 'J he Call, ns already am oincetl, to the dismay of the Dur rnnie-e folk of Mission street, has the same cnble news that hoids the New York Herald it the head of all American dailies in leaped of printing f.esli and full every y-four hours the happenings of the world. Other papers have tried to com pete, but in vain. The elaborate snd perfected system of the Herald has in each instance been too much for them. Espe cially useful to the West is this system, as its ramifications cover South and Central America, countries with which the tra ie relations of California are yearly becoming more inti mate. The Herald foreign news is always accurate. It is not made up of fake messages from Kings and emperors, nor is the Prince of Wales on the staff. It does not send as fact rumors of phantom war, does not send novelettes about the rescue of oppressed maidens; is truthful, sane, complete. In these par ticulars, as in many others, it has a great advantage over the sort of "news" that is cabled the Journal and filtered through its kindred yellow freak in San Francisco. When the Dur rantese special sates that it discarded this service because the service was out of date it does that which but for the restraint imDOsed by courtesy, would be termed lying. When it says that the Chronicle did the same thing and for the same reasons it merely repeats the offense, an easy and natural thing for it to do. The Call will have the cream of foreign news. The Appen dix cannot set it, and If it could would go on from choice faking, as its habit is. While utterly scorning any opinion it may hold, feeling for it the contempt that decency ever feels for a sheel so disreputable and so dishonest, The Call is never theless glad to have acquired its stated disregard. Every yelp of the Hearst'incs shows that they are hurt. In their chosen field of tilth they are still alone, but in the matter of news getting they find that competition as left them behind. A MONTH OF METEORS. ACCORDING to the astronomers the present month will probably be marked by meteoric displays of more than ordinary brilliancy. On tbe nights of the 13th and 14;h there is expected the advance guard of the Leonids, and about the 27th we may look for the Andromedes. The effect of tbe first display may be diminished by the moonlight, but the second will have all the advantage of a dark background against which lo show themselves. The Leonids, so called from the fact that they seem to radi ate from a point in the constellation of Leo, are due every thirty-three years, and will not be seen in full force until 1899; i but a sufficient number of them is expected this year to mas- I it worth while for any one to look out for them who happens j to have the pleasure of good company during the watch. The most notable display of these meteors in this country was that of 1333, when they were so brilliant and so numerous that many people were frightened into the belief that the star-. were falling from the sky, the world was coming to an end and the firmament was to be rolled up like a scioll. In 1866 the dis play in this hemisphere was not conspicuous, but in Europe it lasted six or seven hours and was marked by considerable vividness and brilliancy. The Andromedes which are to come later in the month take the name from the constellation of Andromeda, and are due in unusual numbers every thirteenth year. As their last fraud appearance was in 1885 they are not due in full force until next year, but it is considered probable that a large number of them will be seen this month. If we miss the Leonids by reason of the moonlight we can look for consolation to the coming bf the Andromedes, and if they fail we can find satisfaction in the knowledge that neither set was prepared to make a full showing until another date. Extensive preparations have been made at various observa tories to photograph them, and if there is any slip no one can blame the astronomers, ior they will be more disappointed than tbe general public THE DISCRIMINATING DUTY AGAIN. ALTHOUGH the prevailing sentiment of New England is supposed to be adverse to the imposition of a discriminat ing duty of 10 per cent on foreign goods carried to any point in this country over the Canadian Pac. fie road, there are many papers in that section ofthe Union warmly advocating the duty as a measure beneficial to the nation as a who even if it should prove to be injurious to some of the interests of New England. One of these journals, the Lowell' (Mass.) Mail, puts to the opponents of the proposed duty this pertinent inquiry: "Would the New England Congressmen aid Senators who are opposing section 22 oi the new tariff Jaw because it takes away the special privileges enjoyed by the Canadian Pacific Railway be in favor of a law admitting to our coastwise trade a fleet of foreign vessels built by a foreign government as auxil iary, cruisers, and aided in their operations by a foreign govern ment?" The question is a fair one. The case supposed is an exact parallel to that under discussion. To permit a subsidized foreign railroad to compete with cur own roads is as unjust to the railroad industry of the country as it would be to permit a for eign subsidized line of vessels to compete with our coast trade. New England would object strongly to any measure designed to open our coasting trade on the Atlantic to foreign competi tion, and cannot with consistency advocate a policy that per mits such competition with our transcontinental railways. It is encouraging to note the vigor with which the contest for the establishment of the proposed discriminating duty is being waged in the very section of the Union supposed to be mo strongly opposed to it. Although the clause in the tariff referring to this duty has been adjudged invalid by the Attor ney-General the issue has not been closed by any means, It is certain to be brought up as soon as Congress meets, and will have a support which seems to bo strong enough to assure its enactment in a form covering not only goods brought into the country over foreign railroads bat by foreign ships. The Republican party is pledged by its platform to the im position of discriminating duties -to protect American ship ping, and the pledge will be fulfilled. Fake --fights are bad enough, of course, bat tbey have 'st the moral advantage of not being carried on in the "charity." NEW YORK'S KINGLY MAYOR. A MORNING journal asserts that Mayor-elect Van Wyck of Greater New York will exercise more political power in administering his office than is proposed to be con ferred by our charter theorists upon the same official in this city. It would give us pleasure to say that the paper in ques tion is mistaken on this point. Indeed, we would say that did we not know that its assertion was the result of dense ignor ance of the new charter of the greater city and of the powers to be exercised by the Mayor-elect under it. It is true that New York is. a larger city than San Fran cisco and that our municipal lordling will be a smaller man than the individual whom Boss Croker has chosen to rule his people. But it is understood by all intelligent persons that in I speaking of mayoral powers in other places proportions are meant to prevaii. We do not hesitate to reaffirm, therefore, that in proportion to his sphere of activity the Mayor proposed by our local theorists will, as a political despot, throw Judge Van Wyck completely into the shade. In the first place, the Mayor of Greater New York in the j solidification of his power must overcome not only a Municipal | Council of nearly 200 representatives of the people elected from different sections of the city, but he will be compelled to placate the Legislature of the State as well. Unlike the pro posed charter of this city, the charter of Greater New York may be altered, amended or repealed by an act of the General Assembly. When the time comes to clip the wings of their municipal kinglet, the people of that city need not appeal to an election commission appointed by him, but they may make | their grievances known to the Senate and Assembly and at once have them redressed. In order to control the legislative department of this city, and thereby the tax levy, our pro posed Mayor will only have to take fifteen Supervisors into camp. Would not that be easy compared with the task set before Mayor-elect Van Wyck of placating a Council of nearly ; 200 and a Governor and Legislature? Besides, the New York despot, at the threshold of his j l career, will face a State civil service commission, organized j under a constitutional amendment which the Court of Appeals j has decided to be self-executing. When it is said that Mayor- j elect Van Wyck will control 530,000,000 in patronage, it is meant that he will dispense that amount under civil service rules, in accordance with a State law and by direction of a commission appointed by the Governor. True, our local charter-makers propose a civil service commission for this 1 city, but they intend to invest the Mayor with its appointment. How could a skillful politician be prevented from controlling appointments to office in San Francisco when the power to j create the body which is set up to enforce the law is placed in his hands? It is childish to talk about distributing political power in cities upon national or State models. None but fools discuss ! municipal government from any such standpoint. The fact is, I the advocates of a kingly Mayor have not one single sound 1 argument upon which to rest their empty heads. Good gov ernment never emerged from prerogative. On the contrary, the rights of the people have been trampled in the dust for ages by political tyrants. The idea that by returning to >. Ccesarism we are going to secure pure politics and an honest \ administration of the laws is the result of loose thinking and j a mere desire for a change. The ills we now endure are cer- I tain to be aggravated by the adoption of any such system. CANADA AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE. SIR WILFRID LAURIER, Prime Minister of Canada, and several high officials of his administration are at Wash ington for the purpose of arranging, if possible, some set tlement of the various controversies at issue between Canada and the United States. These issues are numerous. Some of them, like that of the fisheries off Newfoundland, are a century old. Others, l i tc Q that raised by the gold discoveries in Alaska and on the Klondike, are but of yesterday. All of them are simple in their nature, and yet, by reason of the peculiar politi cal situation of Canada, the solution of even the simplest is perplexing and difficult The position of Canada among the countries of the world is an anomaly. It is a part of the American system by nature, commerce and industry, but a part of a European empire by politics and sentiment, -Vustralia can get along well enough as a part of the British empire because Australia is not a minor part of some other commercial system. Canada is not inde pendent like her sister colony in the South Seas. Her indus tries and her trade are powerfully affected by the United States, Her real interests are American, and if she were a free Ameri can republic these interests could be easily subserved either by annexation to the United States or by treaties. She however clings to Groat Britain in politics, and as a result her relations to the United States are always becoming sources of irritation instead of being mutually friendly and profitable. To make the matter worse, even if any agreement should be reached between the Government at Washington and that at Ottawa, the terms arranged could not be carried into effect until Great Britain bad been consulted and had given her approv al. Thus questions which are purely American, which do not in their nature concern Europe in any way, and over which Europe should have no control whatever, have to be carried to a European power for settlement, even though all Americans should be agreed upon the way to settle them. It is hardly to be doubted that the abler Canadian states men see very clearly the handicap which the British connection puts upon the progress and prestige of their country. As the people, however, insist upon maintaining that connection, the statesmen are forced to make the best they can of the situation. Thus we see Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues on arriving at Washington going first in due form to pay their respects to the British Embassador and obtain from him a presentation to the President. After that they will begin negotiations with the State Department, and possibly something may be accom plished, but it is not likely that any single controversy of im portance will be definitely settled. There is but one way for Canada to realize the high fortune to which she has a right to aspire. She must break away from her European bondage and become absolutely American in politics and sentiment as well as in industry and trade. This does not necessarily mean annexation to the Unit d States, but it does mean that she shall be closer and more friendly to the United States than she Is to Gret Britain. One excellent basis for the belief that there is no bog on the site of the new Postoffice is that yellow journalism still af firms tbe existence of Mich a thing. Other evidence almost equally good cm be obtained by the simple useof the eyes. No body, however, need go to the trouble of securing this, as it would merely be corroborative, and under the circumstances hardly necessary. The wisdom of accepting whatever the Ex aminer statts to be truth as being exactly the other thin**" is well understood. Judge Campbell's belief that a highbinder has a right to carry all the arms he wants to is liable to sudden reversal. Let the Judge run up against a Chinatown shooting scrape in full blast and he will reverse himself so quickly that his venerated whiskers will wrap around bis neck tighter than the hoop on a beer barrel. » Perhaps an expedition to the island of the Seri Indians having in view the wiping of those morose people off the face of the earth would not be strictly lawful. However, If it were to succeed, it would notably improve the moral tone down that way, and the tendency to applaud would with difficulty be kept in check. — ♦ ■ If the doctors continue to expel members from their august organization as fast as they threaten, tbe expelled can set up a little society of tbeir own before long, and in point of numbers, and perhaps some other things, be quite as impressive as the original body. » . . Charles P. Bryan of Chicago, spoken of as Minister to China, is a gentleman and scholar. Two distinct advantages to one entering upon the field of diplomacy. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, if KID AY, EMBER 12, 1897. PERSONAL. Don Ray of Gait is at tbe Grand. • M. Biggs Jr. of Oroville ls at the Grand. R. G. Harvey, a merchant of Shasta, is at the Russ. Dr. B. M. Gill of Dunsmuir is visiting at the Grand. J. W. Henderson, a banker of Eureka, is at the Lick. James F. Peck, a Merced lawyer, is registered at the L'.ck. C. C. Crow of Crows Landing is staying at the Occidental. William Steinbeck, a grain-dealer of Hollis ter, is at the Grand. Major R. M. Blair of Waterman arrived at the Palace yesterday. J. C. Erickson, a cattleman from Humboldt, is registered at the Russ. C. E. Tinkham, a lumberman of Chico, is among the guest 3at the Grand. B. H. Upham of Martinez, proprietor of the Glorieta vineyard, Is at the Lick. O. J. Woodward, a banker of Fresno, is : among the late arrivals at the Lick. E. Trudo of Big Pine, who owns big borax I fields in Inyo County, is at the Russ. G. Falkinburg, a real estate agent of Los An i geles, is registered at the Cosmopolitan. Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hogan. from Placerville and just married, are guests at the Russ. Calvin H. Holmes, a big land-owner of Kel logg, Sonoma County, is staying at the Russ. H. F. Barnettand J. F. Bar. ett of Sonora, stage-line proprietors, are guests at the Russ. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gardner of Morgan Springs are at the Russ on their wedding tour. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hale of Butte City ar rived at the Russ yesterday on their bridal ' trip. BTffl H. A.Preston of Jamestown, who runs the ice works at Sonora, is making a short stay at the Lick. Sam Davis of Carson, Nev., journalist and proprietor of the Carson Appeal, is at the Oc cidental. Captain A. B. Graham of Portland, Or., ar rived here yesterday, and is registered at the Occidental. ; Professor RE. Allardlce, head of the depig ment of mathematics in Stanford, is a guest at the California. 11. M. La Rue Jr., son of the Railroad Com missioner, is ln town from Sacramento and is staying at the Grand. N. A. Unruh, manager of Baldwin's proper ties in the south, is up from Los Angeles and is registered at the Baldwin. Professor Julius Goebel, head of the depart ment oi German in Stanford University, was a guest last night at the California. Julius Paul Smith of Livermore, proprietor of the Olivenia vineyard, is a late arrival at the California. He is accomnanled by Mrs. Smith. WTU John R. Skinner, formerly manager of the Dupont Powder Company, returned to the Lick last night from Adams Springs, where he spent the summer. W. G. Drown, who is Interested in the Tracy Mining Company near Angeis Camp, returned yesterday from Boston, accompanied by his wife, alter an absence of four months, during which he visited thirty States. CALIFORNIANS IN NE<V YORK. NEW YORK, Nov. 11.— At the St. Denis- Mrs. Cat ton; Brot.dway Central— T. A. Burns, L. Stickles; Imperial Mrs. Allen, Mrs. M. Greenwood, MUs J. Greenwood, E. W. Van slycke; Marlborough -S. Caro, N. Goldtree, Miss H. Gold ree. Jul Levy arrived lrom Genoa on the Kaiser Wilhelm 11. CALIFORNIANS iN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Nov. 11.— At the Great Northern- Edwin F. Dyert, wife aud child, San Fraucis co. At the Auditorium— L. I). Sale and wile, Los Angeles; Dr. W. A. Hendry, Los Angeles. At the Auditorium Annex— Mr. and Mr**-. I). F. Murphy an.l maid, Sau Francisco. At the Saratoga- Wilbur F. Norman, San L'iego. CALIFORN IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON .Nov. 11.— Attorney-General Fitzgerald leu to-day for a short trip to New- York. Colonel George A. Knight left lor Phila delphia. ' A BALLADE Or CONFESSION The dog-eared tomes of ancient saies frown at me irom the she. Un there, World iambus, a.v. for many yeurs, Braving .he buffets of nine auit tare: Yet though thy breathe Parnassian air, Go hand in hy. .d with -Muse." nine, 1 pass iceni ail, here's one more rare— The little book tha once was tn.'ie! I know that Horace -scowls and rages. That 11. mer writhes In valu despair, That . should si-*-* thus • pasturage** Where mawkish -e.ciimi-nts rave and tear, .Mi-mums all nellcoii doth stare, * Forget, its hys op steeped in .*. me, 'to in ink thai 1 io read sc.ou.d dare The lill.e book that ouce was mint! 'Tis only one of all the pages, The others, Horace, lull swear Know ■ im^hi of me, my pilgrimages: Yonr ire, dear Homer. t lease foi bear! Yon fri.Kv i up.d in lulu declare The reason for this choice of mine, or I. city dear, 'twas his affair,. Tho little book that once wa» thine! L'esvoi. You sent It with a lock of hair I'iuiied tote page's sweetest lino; That makes it tar beyond compare. i he 11. tie hook that one c was thine! Haboi Mac .hath, in the l hilistine. RELIEF TO SHU -IN WHALERS. Napa Hecister. The concentrated effort of the California Congressional delegation, seconded b* the San. Francisco Call, in behalf of the 300 or 400 whalers imprisoned In their vessels by an Ice pack in the Arctic, near Point Barrow, has resulted iv prompt action at Washington. The urgent need of a relief expedition hav ing been brought to tne attention of S cretary of the Navy Long and through that official to President McKmiey, correspondence by wne between Washington and Mare Island was in stituted November 8. and the outcome will doubtless by the sending of the cuit.r Bear n.,rth just as soon us she can be made ready. To ensure expeditious action the San Fran cisco Call has agreed to outfit any ship the Government might furnish with provisions for the men in the ice who are now facing starvation. THE F.RoT N iHt FIELD. Alameda Argus. . ' ■ ;■ Relief is to be sent to the whalers Impris oned in ihe Arctic. The cutter Bear is to be loaded with provisions and proceed at ouce. This is promptness on the part of the Govern ment that is commendable. CxLLsounded the alarm and was first in tne field demand ing that tho Government take steps It is en lit.ed to the chief credit and th y 300 meu, it is hoped, will be reseu. d without a frostbite, from their perilous predicament. It wiil be no Id-play to reach th. m, however, and their friends will be »ppreheusive until word is brought 01 their r. ue. IHt L.UM- UM. Philadelphia Record. "Dum-dum" is the curious name of a new bullet of which the British - * Government has been making a test Experiments seem to justify the title, for this small-arm missile produces a wound which is more fatal and terrible than the old bullet of slower velocity. A bullet that makes a larger exit than en trance, even after wreaking havoc within, would certainly strike a so.dier dumb-dumb. In America has recently been Invented, how ever, a secret solution by which leaden bullets may be coated so as to render them superior to steel-cased bullets. At a distance of thirty yards some of . these coated balh pierced an ax blade and others bored through a flatiron. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. New York Pre*«s Convention is life's tunny bone. Babies probably cry about half the time just for tun. No girl likes to kiss other girls unless she is very Imaginative. I wonder why, whenever a man talks with a girl he is alraid of. his necktie works up in the back. - Probably every man who doesn't act decent to hi-* friends has an idea that he always tries to love his enemies. A woman will cry until he reyes get all red and her nose snuff/ and then go and kiss her hut-band, with the idea that she looks beauti ful "smiling through her tears." SJ/ITUE OF GZ/\p ALEXANDER 111. The eminent Russian Statuaire Mark Anlokolski, member of the Academy of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, and corresponding member of the French Institute, has just finished in his work shop at Paris the statue of Alexander 111 of Russia, which he was Commanded to make by. Nioholas U. The dead monarch Is represented as seated on his throne, draped ln the imperial mantle, his forehead devoid of the crown, the scepter in his right hand and the globe in his left, and seeming to contemplate in the security of the future the ideal of wisdom, concord and peace which he emulated while living. This is a work very remarkable in that it agnin demonstrates the genius and mastership of his art of the author of the statues of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great— the one at the Hermitage and the other at Peterlioll, where it is destined to stand. THE NEW AUTOMAJIC CYCLE BRAKE. [The illustrations are from the Scientific American.] No. I— flub with' sprocket off. No. s— Locking ring, taking place of check No. 2— Collar fitting on hubto receive brake, nut. No. 3— Sprocket with center cut away to fit No. 6— lnternal friction-faced drum, collar. Nos. 7 and B— Cross sections of the brake No. 4— Expansion ring, fitting into sprocket assembled, and collar. No. 9— Plan of brake with cover cut away. i The brake question is at present absorbing the minds of the cycle Inventors after the chninless wheel. The great objection to the old-style brake was Us unsigh tliness and its weight. A brake that was concealed, light in weight and --ff-etive, has been sought for for a long while, and one in particular that has been placed on the market has met with much favor irom those who have tried it. The newest device is the invisible, automatic brake, which requires no effort on the part of the rider to apply or release it. It is claimed that it gives complete control of the bicycle for slackening speed or short, sudden stops In case of danger. The new brake is applied to the rear hub between sprocket and fork and consists of two parts— an expansion nugi.nd internal friction-faced drum. They are brought into action when the rider backpedals, bringing the parts into action and oy friction retarding the action of the rear wheel. The theory of the new brake is simply that it increases the power of backpedaling many times. The resistance can be applied gradually or suddenly, as required. FLASHES OF FUN. Across the way but yesterday. When May's sweet blooms were blown about, 1 watched a maiden kneeling low To set her summer flowers out. And now when autumn winds are chill— Siuce spring he r hand she's lei me win — She puis me calmly tbron*,h the mill, ' 1 kneel and take those flowers In. —Chicago .Record. •'Which reminds me," said the Cheerful Idiot, as the si.usage was brought on, "that 1 once owned a dog when 1 was a boy that could chase rabbits from sunrise to sunset and never turn a hare." — Indian, polls Journal. Ragijs— That fellow Smiley reminds me of a dog's tail. Jaggs— How so? Raggs— He's such a wag.— Chicago News. "Remember, my boy," said the middle-aged gentleman, "tnat contentment is belter thau riches." "Yes," replied th • young man, who is some thing of a philosopher himself, "that is to say, it would be if there were any such tning." — Washington Star. Applicant— the truth I do be sayin', sor, that I niver worked for any wan in me lolfe that had the layst fault to find wid me. Tradesman— And who, for instance, have •you worked for? Applicant— vs ell, er— faith, now, whin oi do be t'inkin' It over, it's mostly mesilf , sor.— Richmond Dispatch. She — Don't you find journalism rather thankless work? lie— Oh, no. Almost everything I write is returned with thanks.— Pick- Me- Up. "Will you think of me when I am gone?" he asked. "I shall be glad to," she roplied with a sigh, "ii you will make it possible." Then he went.— Chicago Post. | HARD TO ALLOW. HiPHi ; Pittsburg Times. The invention of at- indiaiubber oyster by a French genius will soon place within our reach the indestructible stew, and we can loot with complacency upon the threatened extinction ot the oyster beds. [From l.'lllustration.J NOTES ABOUT NOTABLES Nine ex-Mayors of New York aro living. The oldest one is Daniel F. Tieman. He is 92 ears old and voted last Tuesday lor the Tiger. Deacon Jonathan Hayes, who wound the first wire rake ever made, lives at Middleton Springs, Vt., at the age of 90, and is in perfect healta and can read without glasses. Mrs. Eunice Russ Davis of Ded ham, Mass., who has just cc ebraied her ninety-seventh birthday, is .he daughter of Prince Ames, who ought i:. the Revolutionaiy War, ami received special recognition from General Washington for bravery. The memory of the late Major Lewis Ginter of Richmond, Vs., is to be perpetuated by the endowment of a mechanics' institute and school of technology in that city. He did much lor the town, and this project will con tinue a good wor* in his name. "Lovers of Defoe," says, the London Chron icle, "will regret to hear that James Wil lam Defoe— the last of the family and the great great-grandson of the renowned author— is still an outdoor pauper of the Chelmsford Union, in receipt of the modest pittance of 3* shillings a week." Verdi is fond of farming, cattle and doits One of his pets is buried in his garden, under a small monument with tho words, "Ad un vero amico'" (To a true friend), a favorite large dog now in his possession listens in tently when his mister is playing, hut runs away in distress when any one else touches the piano. Prince Krapotklne, known all over the world as an advanced anarchist, has proved a sur prise to New Yorkers, who had expected to find him of loud-irouthtd Moat brand. Instead they see a small, benevolent look ng old man of retiring manner and kindly eye, preaching brotherly love and deprecating violence. Mrs. Annie C. Meyers, one of the best-known of Chicago society women, appeared beiore a Police Court a few days ago dressed in rag* She was charged with theft. Not long ago she was on Mrs. Poller Palmer's visiting list She dispensed charity with a lavish hand and was a leader in the Marshfleld-avenue Metho dist Church. Cocaine had wrought the ruin ANSWER3TOCO RE PONjENTt Sidewalks-?. U . 8., City. The widest side walks in the city of New YorK are those ioij Lsnox and Seveith avenues, north of West o>e Hundred and Tenth street. They are thirty-five feet wide. Billy Smith-E. J. 8., City. illy Smithof \ Australia never fought a brother of Joe G ™*V dard in this city, but .n August 28, 18»V^, fought Joe Goddard before the California An letie Club for a purse of $1250. The fight was stopp d by the police. Population- F.M., City. The estimated popu lation of New York City (not Greater New York) based on returns from the Health Depart ment, is 1.957,284, or rather was. at the lime those figures were obtained, iv the early part of the year. The fi -.Mires L'l Chicago at the same period was 1,750,000. Robert Emmet— E. M., Salinas. Cal. There appear- lo be a question as to the birthplace and the date of 'he birth of Robert Emmet. Some Diographers assert that ne was born in Dublin, in 1778, others that lie was born in that City in 1780, and still oihers who declare that he whs born in Cork, in 1773. K. R. Madden in his "Life and Times of Robert Em; mett' says that he was born in Molesworlh street, Dublin, 1778, and that shortly alter his birth his lather moved to 110 Stephen s Green, west corner Lamb Lane. It is gen erally believed that his birth occurred on the 20ih of September, 1778, in the city of Dublin, Ire. and. Taxes— W. S. If a piece of property is as sessed a- $1000, upon which there is a mort gage of $500, the mortgagor pays the tax on $500 and the mortgagee pays on $500. lf the property is assessed at $1000 and the mortgage is $1000, the mortgagee pays the whose of the tax. Unaer our laws a mort gage is an interest in the property affected, but the mortgage cannot be assessed for mure than the assessed value of the property. It therefore sometimes happens that a piece of property is assessed for instance for $1500, which is inortgagea for $2000; the mortgage in such a case can only be assessed for $1000, and the mortgagee pays the whole of the tax. $500 escaping assessment. 1 Exempt From Execution— A. B. c.,Lydff\ ville, Cal. The law exempts lrom execution - the necessary household, tables and kitchen furniture belonging to the judgment debtor, including one sewing-machine, stoves, stove pipes and furniiure, wearing apparel, beds, bedding and bedsteads, hanginsr pictures, oil paintings, drawings and paintings drawn or painted by any member of th's iamily, and family portraits and necessary frames, pro visions actually provided for iamily or indi vidual use sufficient lor three months, and three cows and their sucking calves, four hogs wiih their sucking piss, and food for such cows and hogs for one month; the farming utensil 3 or Implements of husbandry of the judgment debtor; also two oxen, or two horses, or two mules, or their harness, one cart or wagon, and food ior such oxen, horses or mules for one mouth; also all seed, grain or vegetables actually provided, reserved or on haud for the purpose of planting or sowing at any time witnin the ensuing six months, not exceeding In value the sum of $200, and seventy-five bee hives, and one horse or vehicle belonging to any person who is maimed or crippled if same is necessary in his business. 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