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SUN DA V;...„. ■ ~...~ r DECEMBER 5. 1597
" '- JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
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Eastern Representative, DAVID ALLEN.
NEW YORK OFFICE Room 188, World Building
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C. C. CARLTON, Correspondent.
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BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay, open until
9:30 o'clock 339 Hayes street; open until 9:30 o'clock. 615
L«rkin street; oj-^n until 9:30 o'clock. S\V. corner Sixteenth and
Mission streets; open until 9 o'clock. 2513 Mission street; open
until 9 o'clock. 143 Ninth street; open until 9 o'clock. 1505
. folk street; open until 9:30 o'clock. N\V. corner Twenty-second :
Bnd Kentucky streets; open till 9 o'clock. |
PROGRESSIVE SACRAMENTO.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY has put herself in the van of the
movement for good roads by voting to issue bonds for
the construction of the Folsom boulevard. While in other
communities road improvement remains a matter of talk and
speculation, la Sacramento it has taken the form of action.
The money has been voted and the work will soon begin.
What has been accomplished In Sacramento may be ac
counted a victory for progress throughout the State. The
influence of the work there will be fell in every community
where good roads a;e needed. The campaign for better high
ways will be carried forward with more hopefulness and in
creased energy, and the construction of the Folsom boulevard
will serve both as an incentive to similar enterprises elsewhere
and as a model for them to follow.
From.the moment the proposed road was projected The
Call took a warm interest in it, and treated it as it deserved as
one', of.the most important movements of the time in the
State.. Our reports from Sacramento followed closely all the
proceedings of the canvass leading to the bond election, and our
correspondent kept in close touch, not only with the leaders,
butjwifh the masses, so that we were able to forecast the result
a week ago and 'announce the coming victory for progress and
enterprise..
.* As The Call. was an earnest worker for the improvement
and warmly advocated the bond issue, just r.s It advocates and
works for improvements and enterprises in ail parts of the
State, it Las right to a share in the rejoicing over the victory.
The. straggle has been a hard one, but the success achieved is
great enough to repay it. The bondage of silurianism has been
broken in the county, and now that the forward march has be
gun it -is a. sure thing that other improvements will bs under
taken and carried to a rapid completion.
There can be no question that the boulevard will be of great
benefit to Sacramento. It will be one of the noted highways of the
State. Every visitor to the capital will b3 enticed by it to drive
through the rural districts and see the attractions they offer to
investors and home-seekers. As soon as these benefits are felt
good roads will be demanded in all parts of the county, and
before long even those who have been opposed to voting money
for the boulevard will acknowledge that thanks are dua to the
men of light and leadership whose public spirit prompted them
to undertake this project, and whose energy, tact and perse
verance enabled them to overcome the sluggish torpor of silur
ianism an win the victory of yesterday.
WHAT WILL THE COMMITTEE DO?
THE Citizens' Charter Committee of One Hundred is in an
unenviable situation. The nominees for freeholders of its
charter convention are being supported by the furtive
morning organ of the railroad. We are assured that this sap
port is being given in opposition to the wishes of a large ma
jority of the committee. That it is being promoted by a few
mousing politicians in the committee who, for seme unex
plained, but probably sufficient reason, do not object to supply
ing the material upon which to base new-paper contracts with
the Southern Pacific, is apparent from the way it is being car
ried on.
• These same freeholders, on the other hand, are being op
posed by the evening organ of the corporation, which, how
ever, claims to represent the Committee of One Hundred as a
body. This organ gave conscious »evidence of its affiliation on
Thursday evening by announcing with becoming gravity that
the members of the committee "will present a ticket of free
holders." And then it added: "This action is to be com
mended, not because it possesses the merit of being regular
political metheds, or as free from the charge of distrust of the
people, but because the Committee of One Hundred will choose
fifteen good men and add to the list of those to whom an elec
tion.is possible."
-' We do not wish to pry too deeply into the business of the
Citizens' Committee. That body is composed of intelligent
men who ought to know what they are doing. But we respect
fully call the attention of its members to the fact that unless
the committee takes some action toward repudiating the
assumed leadership of the Examiner and the Evening Post, it is
certain to lose its character. The latter declares its organshlp
by making a formal announcement of what appears to be con
templated action by the committee. The Litter openly sup
ports its nominees for freeholders, and in doing so, impugns
the motive* and assails the character of all other nominees.
What the public demands to know at the present moment
this: Has the Committee of One Hundred reached an under
standing with the Examiner, the Post, the corporations and the
Buckley Damocrats? If it has not, why does it permit them
all to support its freeholder ticket, convey confidential informa
tion of its business to the public, "do" dirty politics under its
protecting a-jis, and earn corporation fees by masquerading in
its respectable name? We think the committee owes it to the
people to either repudiate this corporation conspiracy to defeat
a new charter, or come out boldly and say that bood c journal
ism and Buckley politics accord with its reformatory ten
dencies.
If the committee desires to see the Examiner's contract with
the Southern Pacific, it can get a look at it by applying to C.
P. Huntington. If it desires to ascertain the business relations
of the evening organ of the conspiracy to the corporations, it
need only read it for afevdays. If it wishes to find out all
about the Buckley Democrats— but that is a continued story in
itself.
. An esteemed but erring contemporary declares that The
Call's story exposing the methods of bunko men was a fake, a
sensation, and that it was pricked by Chief Lses. On the con
trary, the story was (ruth. ' It may have been something of a
. sensation, but it was not pricked by Chief Lees; it pricked the
Chief.
. There will be twenty contests over seats in the House, and
almost all of them between different brands of Democrats.
While these patriotic gentlemen aie ; fighting over the spoils
the Republicans will have a chance to do some legislation, to
say nothing of the fun of watching the other side pulling hair.
London is wondering if yellow journalism intends invad
ing Cube. Let it be honed that the implied possibility rests
upon nothing. Cuba has already experienced all she deserves
of the horrors of war. ' ; ; ■'.;.*
One "sure-thing"' man at Portland has killed another. In
this circumstance is a suggestion of a way to solve a difficult
problem.
' Some of the opponents of McKenna.do not seem to realize
that they are subjecting their own' 'ambition to indecent ex
posure.
FEEDING AN OLD GRUDGE.
THE revelations of the last twenty-four hours expose the
origin of tho attack on Judge McKenna. The matter
smarted in the Portland law office of ex-Senator and ex-
Attorney-General George H. Williams. General Williams had
his day and approached ana passed through his opportunity
He was a Senator of the United States for the State of Oregon"
He was appointed Attorney-General by Grant and was nomi
nated for transfer to the Supremo bench, but failed of confirma
tion. The circumstances were such as to plant a peculiar sting
in the ambitions of the ex-Senator. It is a rule of courtesy in
the Senate that when a man who has been a member of that
body is nominated for an office by the Piesident he is confirmed
without reference of the nomination to a committee. When
this rule is not observed it is the- most serious rebuke that can
be given a public man. We need not enter into the reasons
that influenced the Senate in the case of General Williams.
The affair permanently retired him from public life and left
him with a grudge that seems to have grown old with him.
in this ancient matter starts the fire that has becomes
conflagration in the abundance of combustible material that is
always ready Jor the match in the share of the nascent or
moribund ambitions which abound in thess Pacific States. The
disappointment which tuts the- stone of stumbling before the
feet of others to block success in the path where it failed, and
the egotism of expectation which hopes to succeed lesß by
merit than by the destruction of others who are ahead in the
line of preferment, teem to have joined hands to embarrass the
administration and bring on a contest for the discomfiture of
Judge McKenna.
We do not hesitate to say that, considered in its origin and
its motive, the movement is unworthy and undeserving of con
sideration by the President or the Senate. The latter body
passed judgment ones on General Williams-, and his present
method of securing a new trial by th) sacrifice of Judge
McKenna is not likely to command its favor.
It is probable that the extent and limits of the attack are
now known, as well as its motive.
Our public history furnishes many cases of such assault
on men. Up to the middle of his career Grant's military
ability was contested. His re-entry into the service from civil
life, the humble rank at first taken by him, all were used, and
to this day there are men who will tell how differently and
better they would have done, in some action, than Grant, had
they been there.
If Judge McKenna were a stranger to the President, if his
career had been passed in a corner, if political intrigue had
picked him out of obscurity for this great elevation, we might
lose sight of the motive of the opposition in the probabilities
of Its justification as aeainstan unknown man. But these
elements are absent. The President is a lawyer, soundly trained,
has had long public experience, is equipped completely for
judgment of the ability of men. His familiarity with Judge
McKenna's quality and ability is of years' standing. Trie men
are in that intimacy which comes of the progressive apprecia-
lion by one of the ability of fhe other. Under such circum
stances Judge McKenna's selection by the President carries
with it every high presumption against the sinister charge tba (
starts in a Portland law office and spreads, like moral arson,
along the path, of combustible ambition and detraction into
this State.
CALIFORNIA UP TO DATE.
CALIFORNIA up to date wi'l be at once the subject and
the inspiration of the "new era edition" of The Call.
The whole paper will bs devoted to the conditions that
are vital, to issues that are living, to men who have blood in
them. There will be no old stories of the old missions of
bygone days, but a bright new story of the everlasting mission
of California and her people as made manifest by the activities
of to-day.
It is the design to make the edition worthy In every way of
the greatness of the theme. Every feature will be attended to
with painstaking care by men who are recognized masters of
that department of the work. Neither energy, skill nor ex
pense is to be spared in producing the best edition of a news
paper ever published, In order that it may fitly serve Loth as a
Guarantee of the promises ot the new era of The Call and an
advertisement to the world of the prospects of tbe new era in
California. •
Special articles on the resources and Industries of the State
are now being prepared for the edition by men who are rec
ognized as authorities in their lines of work. The list of con
tributors of these special articles includes most oi the famous
names in the State. Among them are men eminent in the
universities and in business, in practice and in theory. Their
papers will repay not only careful reading, but earnest study,
for each of them will deal with some subject of interest and
profit to the people at this time.
The most striKing feature of recent development in jour
nalism is the pictorial work, «nd particular attention will be
paid to it in the grand edition. Beginning a comparatively
few years ago with crude sketches the newspapers of the
United States have so advanced the art of pictorial reporting
that to-day the artists of the daily papers are in some respects
superior io the much-lauded artists of the magazines. The
Call has long enjoyed an enviable reputation for the excel
lence of its wont of this kind, and in the forthcoming edition
will accomplish results that will mark a new era in that at
tractive and valuable feature of journalism.
One of the most artistic features of the edition will be the
richly illuminated covers. In accordance with The Call's set
tled policy of patronizing home industry and home talent
these covers are to be made in San Francisco. The order for
them is the largest ever placed on this coast, and the artists
and printers entrusted with the work will emulate the civic
patriotism of The Call and make them masterpieces of their
kind, fully equal to anything produced in the East.
Reports that Colorado 0 are gathering with the intention
of hunting indicate that the open season for Utes is approach
ing. When the noble red man goes on the chass over there he
invariably finds himself at the wrong end of the gun, and game
wardens are getting quite expert in picking him off.
There has been much comment excited in New York by the
fact that a Rhinelander— old name, proud family, coat of arm«
lots of money, has married a restaurant girl. However, any
body of discretion, having congratulations to bestow, will
naturally forward them to the groom.
Thomas Flannelly of San Matso, having in cold blood killed
two men, tells the court that he is not guilty. Ibis informa
tion is important, if true, end a court, sitting for the purpose
of finding out such things, ought lob) grateful to Mr. Flan,
nelly for his frankness.
A bill that got before a committee of the Board of Educa
tion and was not approved by the members received at the
hands of one of them the indorsement, "Nit." Thus the higher
education is getting in its work right at the fountain head of
instruction.
Railroad men who by being placed on the blacklist have
been unable to secure work continue to file suits against the
offending corporations. And the public, from which juries
must be drawn, keeps right on wishing that the suits may be
The new Captain-General in Cuba does not keep quite so
effective a lot of typewriters in operation as his predecessor
did, , but as to other operations they seem to be about equal.
Both rise easily to the magnificent opportunity of doing
nothing. '■! '''"- ' , -,v-;-, \- : .
"Downfall of a pugilist" is tho head over an item setting
forth the arrest of a prize-lighter caught in the act of burglary.
There is a chance here for difference of opinion, and burglars
generally, it may be supposed, would feel insulted at such a
rating. ' :
It is strange that some Chicago officials hare been arrested
for crookedness. Not that there is anything surprising in their
being crooked, but that any particular notice should have been
taken of it. .... -. -rJ C*. .
Of course Kentucky is proud to have a ship named after
ner. but that a bottle of 1880 whisky Is to ba sacrificed to the
occasion naturally causes a shade of regret.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1897.
THE AUSTRIAN CRISIS.
COUNT BADENI is doubtless rejoicing at his home in
Galicfa that he is no longer Prime Minister of Austria,
while his successor, Count Gautsch yon Frankenthurm,
in the ministerial palace at Vienna, is in all likelihood cursing
the fate that has imposed upon him the task of setting right a
nation out of joint. . « •;'
The retirement of the former Ministry, so far from appeas
ing the angry factions of the Reichsrath, has only increased
the excitements of the empire. The turbulent scenes in the
faruament-house have been followed by riots among the peo
ple, and in several parts of the country the disturbances would
have troken out into civil war but for the restraining power of
the army.
The issue on which Baden! went to pieces was a simple one
in itsolf, beinp merely an arrangement with Hungary as to
what part of the expenses of the dual empire should be borne
by Austria and what part by Hungary. .Badeni was willing to
accept the terms proposed by Hungary, but in order to get
them adopted by the Reichsrath he nad to . grant certain
favors to the Czechs of Bohemia in return for their votes.
These favors to the Czechs roused the wrath of the Germans,
ana one antagonism leading to another, all the race hostilities
of Germans, Poles, Czechs end Slavs broke loose, and these in
turn excited the religious parties, with tbe result of confusion
worse confounded in the Government and pandemonium in the
Reichsratti.
Acconing to an analysis of the situation recently given
from a German point of view by the Cologne Times, there are
in the Austrian Parliament no less' than six parties dominated
by race views, and each of these is divided into factions by con
siderations of Catholicism, Liberalism, Socialism, Semitism and
Indepcndentism. While 213 votes are necessary to constitute a
bare majority in the Reichsrath, no one of the parties or fac
tions has more than sixty votes, and only one of them, the
Young Czechs, has so many. An Austrian Prime Minister has
to be, therefore, a great organiser of combinations. If he can
not get three or four hostile groups to work together for the
purpose of throwing down three or four others equally hostile,
he fails in his work and has to retire. to his estates.
While the Austrian part of the empire has thus been torn
by dissensions. Hungary has waited with exemplary patience
for an acceptance or rejection ot her proposals with respect to
the Imperial exDenses... This patience, so unusual to the fiery
Huns, seems about to be exhausted. On Friday Franz Kossuth
asked the Prime Minister whether under certain circumstance?
he would not enforce the right of Hungary to act as a free agent
in settling her economic relations with Austria, and the Prime
Minister has promised a reply on Monday. It is apparent,
therefore, that the crisis is at hand. If the Hungarians break
away at this juncture the end of Austria, the last vestige of the
Holy Roman Empire, will be accomplished.
QALLANT^Y ON JHE CAJ^S.
THE article on "Gallantry on the Cars" In last Sunday's Call
recalls to my mind similar experiences of my own during my
travels la and around San Francisco, and I agiej with the
writer when she says that south of Market street "they do give
up seats In the car." A few times* 1 have been given a seat
when on the cars north of Market street, but it baa always been by
the man who Is of "tho masses," and 1 generally find It the rule and
not the exception that the laboring man the one win respects the
woman and not the arts* In a crowded streetcar here in fan Fran
cisco. V ' .'-' --;
Will the new woman arise to tho occasion and proffer her seat in
a crowded car to a man tired from his day's work ? Very apropos are
the following lines which I once clipped from the Brooklyn Eagle.
vis. :
Ouo day in a crowded Fifth-avenue car
A lady was standing. She had ridden quite far,
Aud seemed much disposed to Indulge in a frown
As nobody offered to lot her sit down.
And many there sat, to judge by their dress,
Might a gentleman's natural instinct possess.
But who, Judged by their acts, make us firmly believe
That appearances will often sadly deceive.
There were some most intently devouring the news,
And some through the windows enjoying the views;
And others Indulged In a make-believe nap,
While the lady still stood holding oh to the strap.
At last a young Irishman, fresh from the -'sod," "
Arose with a smile and a most comical nod.
Which said quite as plain as in words could be stated.
That the lady should fit in the place he'd vacated.
" Excuse me," said Pat. "that I caused you to wait
bo long before offenu' to give you & sate.
But in truth 1 was only jmt waiting to see
If there wasn't more gintlcmln here besides me."
San Francisco, Dec. 1. 1997. Addie F. Babtlky.
Miles— l see your friend Hawkins has another "selling out at cost
sign tacked on the front of his store.
Giles— Yes. Bo you know I think Hawkins missed his vocation?
He should have been a political campaign manager. "'
Miles— Why so?
Giles— He is continually nailing lie?.— Chicago News.
HERO OF TWENTY-ONE DUELS.
Baron yon Holleben, Germany's new Embassador to the United
States, bears on his face the scars of twenty-one duels he fought
while at Heidelberg. Dueling is much in fashion at the university,
and the Baron being famous for his skill was constantly challenged,
while he hlmseif lost no opportunity to fight. His face shows his
record and great long gashes made by sword cuts disfigure his coun
tenance.
KRIS KRINGLE AND THE EMPEROR.
An Interesting article in the December Ladles' Home Journal de
scribes a Christmas with the German Emperor and his family in the
palace at Potsdam. "After the trees— one for each of the family
have been arranged, and all is in readiness," says the writer, Xagel
yon Brawo, "the little princess, accompanied by her next younger
brother, opens the solemn procession into the Shell salon, which Is
ablaze with light. For a moment they halt; the flooding .lights are
almost blinding, since to the illumination of the Christmas trees is
added the brilliance of the many chandeliers with their multiplicity
of branches. Another short pause in the center of the room. '1 wo of
her brothers each take the little princess by the hand and conduct
her with gallantry to her special table before turning away to their
own. What delight! What rejoicings ! Verily, in tho most perfect
interpretation of tne word this constitutes vouth-Jul joy fulness. The
Emperor, waving conducted the ladies and gentlemen of the court to
the tables arranged for them, leads the Empress to their Majesties'
tables, and the hearty demonstrations of pleasure which they ex
change evince the loving care taken in their mutual selection of gifts.
"But they do not linger long over their own gifts. Tne joy ot the
children grows more m-d more lively. The princes show one another
their new treasures. Prince Eltel Friedrich invites the Crown Prince
to visit his fine water-light lent, while the latter mounts a bicycle of
whi m hE man ", aclure - Prince Adalbert, puts on his new snowshoes,
which he would greatly like to try at once in the park; and beside
nim his younger brother, Prince August, turns the leaves of an illus
trated book of the Berlin Exhibition of Industrial Arts, to which he
made *' , 1 -. Prince Oscar mount* the tin soldiers over the strongly
fortified citadel of papier inache which Prince Joachim is preparing
to attack with his splendid artillery and its nickel cannon; the dried
peas already rattle against the leaden gates of the fortress. Victoria
Louise is happily seated amid her miniature doll's household, in
specting the numerous toilettes of the blonde doll which can say
Papa* and 'Mama' with great precision. Repeatedly the Imperial
mother is called upon by her youngest child to examine and admire
treasures she had herself selected with so much care."
HE IS A-MER-I-CAN.
New York World.
If Colonel John Hay's poetry had not already proved that he is an
American the speech of Embassador John Hay on Thanksgiving day
in London would settle the matter beyond question.
In that speech Mr. Hsyglqrlflpd three distinctively American In
stitutions in a manner that would be' impossible in any aristocracy
aping, tuft-hunting toady lire Atigloraanlac. * He indorsed Ben Frank
lin's idea that the proud, handsome, altruistic, dolic ous turkey
should nave been adopted as the national emblem Instead of the
piratical and predatory eagle. He also paid an eloquent tribute to
"the unknown, nameiess artist who, in the days cf early New Ens
land, first brought to perfection the pumpkin pie," If there is any
thing at once more democratic and more American than the pumpkin
pie history has failed to describe it. - .-.-.- \ ...",*
Not content with thee proofs of his unspoiled native »ntrit
Embassador Hay wont further and said: "We are thankful that we
speak English; or. if our mends on this side of the ocean think that
is boasting that we talk United States, which answers equally as well
for telling the truth." • :"..,' ' lc "
t u ln championing the turkey, pumpkin pie and his native tongue
John Hay has furmvied conclusive proof that, though "he might
have Deeu a Rooshau" or an Imitation Britisher, he is A-mer-i-can
I PERSONAL.
Rev. M. Brady Is in town from Fresno.;
ii. H. Clark, a Baltimore hotel man, is at the '. ;
Grand.
Judge R. J- Hudson of Lakeport 13 at the :
Grand. ■■..■•'■''■-.'• :'!.V-V
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J. H. de Bolt of Santa Rosa is at -the Cosmo
politan.
K. W. Shock! ey of Merced is at the Cosmo
politan.
<;.('. Aligott of Hanford Is at the Cosmo- .
politan. , "
E. E. Bush, a real-estate man of Hanford, is
at the Lick.
Mi?s M. Concannon of Liver mora- Is at the
Cosmopolitan.
. Enoch Emery, a merchant of Siberia, Is reg
istered at the Palace.
John Stexuff of Moscow Is among the recent
arrivals at the Palace.
11, a Blood, a '.min'iag.M*-fc.'e,! Angels, arrived
at the Lick yesterday.
T. B. yon Holy <>>. 1" -• *rf.v*\ here yester- ?
day and is stopplua »t i»'<« l*;»:--.-.
Martin Winch, aih'itw*i;-'>fk'l-:hiirhn owner
aim breeder Is hen; tr'>/.-» P/vMs'id, Or.
N:Batrncnl and '■■' ti* •■■ -■ '.."i;n, two mer
chants of Russia, are tUK^UsfA a*, tbo Cali
fornia.
S. Pacheco, tho welVto^w.B horsnaan of'
IgdaciOi cable here y*iit*f<J»3r,'«tid registered
at the Grand.
Robert M. He-rnrolntfwsy ',! Tacona Is at the
Grand. He is the owner <■' * iSfdenware
works at'Tscoraa.'::-.^" '..--."_■""•'•
Lieutenant .Lwcieri; .Young "of the. United i\
States navy Is spending i It* days here wita .
his wife and' Mr-en :. -.- . -..:
Frank Sharp of the Baldwin Locomotive
Work* of Philadelphia arrived here yesterday
and is staying at the Kins. - "
Deputy Secretary of State W. T. gesnero. Came
down from Sacramento last night and regis
tered at the California Hotel. -
. Paymaster William Jackson Little, U. S. N.,
and R. Godfrey Erodericke, United States
steamer Concord; are at the California. ':;; ['■/[)
CALIFORNIANS IN — YORK. 7^
CALIFORN.ANo IN NtW YORK/
NEW YORK. .Dee, - 4 -At the St. Cloud— J. •"'-.
A. Black; A»tbr— IU Campbell, «1. Symom Mr.
and Mr«. Jerome Lincoln and Ethel Lincoln
left the St, Cloud and seiied on the Pulda for
Genoa.;. '. ; ; .- ■*.:''■''■'■;"'■' -•■■■.. :'■"' . : ;"■■;- -'■-".>"" >„".■- ! ; :,;.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Boston and New Y"i:k M. R. A., City,. New ::■'■;
York City, formerly New Amsterdam, was set
tled by the Dutch in 1623, and Boston by John
Winihrop and his company in 1630.
San Francisgo-^M. P.. A., City.: As there has
not been any census of the population of tho
city of San Francisco since 1890, it is impossi
ble to assert with exactitude the city's popu
lation, In the census year Hie. population was
293,997; At this lime it is estimated that it: is
335,000. ■ -.' " ■'. . .-. .''■ .
The Potato— M. R. A , City. The potato is a
native ot elevated districts in subtropical
America. It has been found growing wiid-in .'■■'■■ ■■■
the Andes of South America, Mexico and the
Rocky Mountain region of North America.
Except that the tubers are much smaller nnd
of interior quality, the wild plant ditters but
little irom tne cultivated. The potato was cul
tivated In America and its tubers uf-ed ior food
long anterior to the discovery of America by
Europeans. . ; .
Playbills— G. M., city. There is no rec
ords of the time when playbills .were.'. firs .fcv-'.\
used, but in tho register of the Stationer's :
Company, London, Eng., under date oi Octo- .
ber 30, 1537, is an entry in "the following , v.
word«: "Joan Charlewood, lycenccd to him by
the whole consent of • thasXlsjantes.',"(tbe.,'os-'.'>
sistants), the onelye ympriutinge of ; 'ail man- .
lier of bills for. player.', .i'is.vid.'l'; Payne Col-
Iter, the antiquarian, is of the opinion that
playbills mast have been printed before that .'
date, but that Is the first entry in regard to
them found. . . . . . ■-.
I California glnce fruits, :soc lb. Townsend's.* .":
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An- Opportunity. :•
I You can have the good. cheer, open-faced
j Myers Oil Heater No. .20, $7 50, now $5 50, 1
No. 30, ¥11, now $8 25, during our gilt sale
for seven days. No. 20 heats room -12x14; :
No. 30, room" 13x20;' cost* 1 to 2 cents per '
hour. Buy the at Myers', 047. Market, or.
Montague, 315 Market. * .;
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Admiral James E. .louett of Washington, in
discussing the possibilities of war, said: "The
United States, I believe, is the only country
that could depend .on its own. resources in
case of war."
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Brass tables, lamps, globes, shades, fancy '.'
vases, pitchers and small statuary. ..These .
goods are all new, beautiful and original in \
designs. Especially for the holidays. San?'- '
born, Vail & Co., 741 Market street. . •''•.• ;'"•
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frECiAL information daily to manufactursr^. •'
business houses and public men by the frail '
Clipping Bureau (Alien's), 510 Montgomery. ' .I :
Guiu.et icecream. 905 Larkln; Tel. East 198. '. :
- ~ — ~^~. — . * 11' *'.■. .*.'. - ...- '..'--' :.'•'.' i .■*■"" '
11. Black, painter, 120 Eddystrsi. * '
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General- Sir William Lock hart, the British .1
commander in Northwest India, is a brother '.
to that Captain . Lockhart who attained a
high rank as a novelist before his untimely
death, ten years ago.
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Low's horehound cough syrup cures
bronchitis, price 10c, 417 Sansome /,'".• :'.']'■''•
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The memoranaum that Bishop VValsirißh-ta
How of London left to be opened after his '
death discloses the fact that he always dedi
cated one-tenth of his income annually to
"God in charity," that after he became * ■
Bishop be gave away a thousand a year, as.
well as the large sums ne received from his.:
books, and that he resolved that his children '
should never profit by his episcopal income..'
It should be added that he had a private -,
lortune. ..»/.■;.!...:,; ;i-,
HEW TO-DAT3
THEY JMDICULE< IT.;
Many Pecple Ridicule the Idea of
an Absolute Cure for Dys-
pepsia and Stomach ;
Troubles.
Ridicule, However, Is Not Argument
" and Facts Are Stubborn Things*
Stomach troubles ore so common and in'
many cases so obstinate to cure that peo-
ple are apt to look with suspicion on any
remedy claiming to be a radical, per-
manent cure lor dyspepsia and indiges-
Hon. Many such pride themselves on
their acnteness in never being humbugged,
especially on medicines.
This fear of being humbugged may be
carried too far; sc far, in fact, that many
' persons suffer for years with weak diges-
tion rather than risk a little time and
money in faithfully testing the claims of.
a preparation so r-. liabe and universally
used as Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. • '.
Now Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are
vastly different In one important respect
from ordinary proprietary medicines for
the reason that they are not a secret
patent medicine, no secret is made of . •
their ingredients, but analysis shows them
to contain the natural digestive ferments^
pure aseptic pepsin, the digestive" acids,!
Golden Seal, bismuth, hydrastusand nttx... !'.
They aro not cathartic, neither do they .'
act powerfully on any organ, but they •
cure indigestion on the common sense
plan of digesting the food eaten promptly, ;.
thoroughly before it has time to ferment, -
sour and cause the mischief. This is the i \
only secret ot their success. . )
Cathartic pills never have and never can f §
cure indigestion and stomach troubles be- " /
cause they act entirely upon the bowels' /'
whereas the whole trouble is really in the' '
stomach. ■ "-. -.;. ... •:•„,..
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets iaken after '•
meals digest the food. That is all there is :
toil. Food not digested or half digested!"
is poison as it creates gas, acidity, head- t
aches, palpitation of the heart, loss of •'•'
lie<h and appetite, ' and many other :
troubles which are often called by samel
other name. > . , > . .
They are sold by druggists everywhere .'-
-at .'5O cents per package. Address Stuart .
Co., Marshall, Mich., fur book on stomach! "
diseases or ask your druggist for it. . • ', '.'

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