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THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 1898
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SflN FRANCISCO TO THE FRONT.
APPARENTLY for some reason, but really for
a lack of reason, the Chicago Inter-Ocean has
been endeavoring to underrate the importance
of San Francisco as an outfitting point for Alaskan
and Klondike trade. In a recent issue it declared:
"The Golden Gate people have been caught napping.
While they have slept Seattle and Tacoma have
knocked the plums into their basket. Even Port
land, Or., feeling secure in a full share of the busi
ness, has failed to advertise and is in the same con
dition as San Francisco. In Chicago and the East
neither of these prominent cities is mentioned in con
nection with Alaska. It is their own fault."
If San Francisco is never mentioned in connection
with Alaska in circles where the Inter-Ocean is read
it is only because the Inter-Ocean does not publish
the news, and that is not the fault of San Francisco.
This city has furnished news, and lots of it, on that
subject, and all live papers in the East have given
their readers the benefit of it.
San Francisco has sent through the East a travel
ing committee to set forth the advantages she has to
offer to all persons going to Alaska either for pleas
ure or profit. She has prepared an exposition of
mines and mining that will be of immense value to all
who wish to study that industry through attractive
object lessons. Her merchants and her manufac
turers have advertised extensively in Eastern papers
but possibly not in the Inter-Ocean. She and her
people have done all that could be expected of them
to enlighten ignorance, and if ignorance remains it is
clear the press of the East has not done its duty.
The attempts of any paper in the East — or in the
West for that matter — to underrate the prestige of
San Francisco are of course unpleasant, but none the
less they are evidences that we are going forward.
Movement always begets opposition. Even the wind
opposes the advance of one who moves rapidly, and
under its new management the Inter-Ocean is windy.
By the resistance we meet we can measure the force of
our motion upward and onward. San Francisco had
praise enough so long as she sat idly Dy the Golden
Gate, and she is denounced now only because she is
going to the front.
We can make San Francisco known in connection
with the Alaskan trade even in the ignorant' circles
where the Inter-Ocean is read and forgotten, and we
are going about it in the right way. The Golden
Jubilee and the Mining Fair, taken in connection with
the revived enterprise and energy of our merchants
and manufacturers, are receiving large attention
throughout the country. Many of the most influen
. tial papers in the East have devoted much space to
these undertakings, and the city is now talked of
wherever the Pacific Coast is known or the Alaskan
excitement felt. It is only in certain cliques in Chi
cago that the Easterners are out of date on such
It is perhaps a coincidence that the report of a
Southern Pacific accident due to a defective track,
and the report that the Southern Pacific was cutting
down expenses by discharging track-walkers, should
have appeared in the same issue of the daily papers.
It will have a tendency to render economy unpopular,
and economy is really a valuable thing.
The absurd plea is made that the method of
slaughtering calves by first hanging them on steel
hooks thrust through close to the tendons of
their legs is as merciful as has been devised. Anybody
advancing such a pica might by being strung up in
a similar fashion for a while be brought to a state of
mind approaching the lucid.
Now that the courts have decided that a man who
dies from accidentally taking poison is not a victim
of accident, they should have gone far enough to let
a wondering world know what did ail the man, any
how. Is there such a thing as an accident accidental
enough to win the acknowledgment of an insurance
We learn with interest that a man arrested in
Dixon for being drunk was taken to the town pail,
and that his age was about 04. While these facts
seem surprising they are gleaned from an evening
paper which points with pride to a record for accur
The Golden Nugget and Jubilee edition of the Re
port appeared yesterday and fully bore out the prom
ise of being a good number. It contained twenty
eight pages, with many illustrations, as well as much
information most appropriate at this time.
Huntington's desire to secure American registry for
his ships is something which not every land lubber
can appreciate. But his desire to secure American
registry for the thousands of Chinese in Hawaii does
not need to be explained by diagrams.
The sailor who brought suit for $50,000 damages
and then shipped at regular wages, letting his suit go
by default, evidently indorses the common belief as
to the relative value of the bird in the hand and the
pair outside of it.
SENATOR MORGAN is making his annexation
speech to the Senate in executive session. It
is on the installment plan and will last for some
The Senator has got through the sugar part of his
argument and closed on Tuesday with blood. He
insists that we want the islands in order to get cheap
sugar. We pay now $100,000,000 a year for foreign
sugar, every pound of which # can be profitably raised
by American farmers and by white labor.
When the reciprocity treaty subsidized Hawaiian
sugar the total island product was 20,000,000 pounds
a year. It has increased now under a bounty taken
out of American taxpayers amounting to $8,000,000
a year, until the crop is 330.000,000 pounds per annum.
It is the habit of annexationists to say that this is
a small and inappreciable amount, but in fact it is
equal to half the entire cane and beet sugar product
of the whole United States for the year 1896.
It is wholly the result of the reciprocity treaty,
which taxes American beet sugar growers to main
tain and enrich their competitors in the islands. In
1896 we produced only 52,000.000 pounds of beet
sugar, so that Hawaiian planters, supported by tax
ing our producers of beet sugar, sent into their market
about six times as much sugar as our beet growers
produced. To say that such competition is not op
pressive of the American farmer is to utter a char
The Alabama Senator turned from sugar to blood
shed. He assured the Senate that refusal to annex
the islands will inevitably lead to an effusion of gore.
Why should it, and how will it? The Senator is in
the habit of seeing blood on the moon and elsewhere.
With France and England already bound in a solemn
treaty to let the islands alone, and standing therefore
in line with the United States in guaranteeing their
i'ldependence, what nation dare attempt to interfere?
There is none that will or wishes to. England is the
only power outside the western continent that can
cvtr menace us and she has her military base on this
coast at Esquimalt, in touch with coal and supplies.
How would possession of Hawaii strengthen us
against an attack made from that base? Senator Mor
gan quotes Captain Mahan in favor of taking Hawaii
a? an ocean military base, but he suppresses that part
of Mahan's argument in which he says that to take
it without an extra fleet to defend it and the construc
tion of vast fortifications to protect it would be "a
ruinous mistake. " If Senator Morgan intends ever
to be honest with American taxpayers here is a good
place to begin. Let him tell the truth, for a novelty,
and tell it all, as a sort of penitential offering.
Taking Hawaii means defeat of the rising hope of
the American farmer as a producer; it means taking
from him $4,000,000 to pay Dole's debt, and $8,000,000
a year to pay the island planters excessive profit, and
none can tell how many hundreds of millions in for
tifications and a navy.
Paying taxes is a necessity and not a luxury. The
American taxpayer is apt to get too much of it. Sen
atorial buncombe comes high, but we don't have to
IS THERE ANOTHER CONTRACT ?
THE fact that the Mission street Boodler and
Collis P. Huntington agree ou the subject of
Hawaiian annexation is a matter of more than
ordinary concern to the people of California. When
those worthies were last together they had a contract
which contemplated the general befuddlement of the
public. On its side the Boodler had agreed to abuse
the Southern Pacific only so much as might be neces
sary to maintain its character as an "anti-monopoly"
organ. On his side Mr. Huntington had agreed to
pay the Boodler $1000 a month for thirty months of
"advertising" which never advertised anything.
Mr. Huntington and the Boodler got along very
well for twenty-two months. Then the latter thought
it saw a chance to bleed the Southern Pacific more
copiously. It went over to the railroad strikers and
abused the corporation far more vigorously than its
"advertising" contract permitted. Thereupon Mr.
Huntington struck it off the payroll. This all oc
curred in 1894. The affair was kept a profound secret
by both parties for nearly a year. Then, apparently
angered at the Boodlcr's abuse, Mr. Huntington re
vealed the truth; the "advertising" contract was pub
lished and the Boodler stood convicted of being the
most contemptible of all boodlers — namely, a boodler
that will not stay bought.
Of course we are ignorant of the arrangement that
has now seemingly been effected between the Boodler
and Mr. Huntington on the subject of Hawaiian an
nexation. • Naturally, if the latter has executed an
other "advertising" contract the fact would be kept
from us. The mainspring of contracts for editorial
influence is secrecy. Indeed the famous $30,000 docu
ment was, as we have already said, withheld from the
public for nearly a year after the parties to it had
quarreled. But we are far from considering that the
feeling between the Boodler and Mr. Huntington is
irretrievably hostile. The Boodler is a business
sheet and constantly out for the "stuff." Mr. Hun
tington has shown that in protecting the property in
trusted to his care he is willing to be garroted occa
sionally. What more natural, then, than that the two
should get together on Hawaiian annexation?
Certainly there is sufficient money in an
nexation to yield several profitable "advertis
ing" contracts. If Mr. Huntington succeed in
having his foreign ships annexed he will
make a good deal of money. It might pay
him to hire the Boodler to advocate Hawaiian an
nexation at a higher rate per month than $1000 —
though we must say that in our opinion $1000 a
month for its influence is a boom figure. The ques-
tion of greatest moment, however — assuming that
Mr. Huntington has negotiated another "advertising"
contract with the Boodler — is, will the sheet stay
bought? We are safe in saying that it will not stay
bought any longer than that condition con
tinues profitable. But has Mr. Huntington now
got it tied up so that Hawaiian annexation will yield
it no more than the price we assume he has agreed
We discuss this thing from a moral standpoint be
cause the example of the Boodler in jumping its edi
torial contracts is calculated to reflect discredit upon
boodle journalism, besides setting a bad example to
boodlers generally. Colonel Mamma has no words
of contempt sufficiently withering to characterize a
boodler who will not stay bought.
An evening paper criticizes The Call for not having
favored the "useful and handsome" tunnel under the
main drive in the park. No such tunnel has ever
been constructed there. The elongated hole beneath
the drive is damp and unsightly, and people who walk
thereabouts cannot be induced to walk through it.
They prefer to cross the road at grade and take such
chances as there may be.
There is one step by which the Los Angeles League
for Better Government could yet win respect. The
possibility of disbanding is a thing to which its at
tention is invited as worth its while to try.
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANTARY 20, 1898.
THE accounts given in The Call of the methods
employed by the State Board of Prison Direct
ors in disposing of the jute products of the San
Quentin institution establish one. fact beyond the
peradventure of a doubt. Whether wittingly or not,
it is certain that the directors have been used by the
bag manipulators of the State for their own profit.
The letter as well as the spirit of the Ostrom act has
been violated with a frankness which is amazing.
While it may be that the directors have not com
mitted an indictable offense, it is unquestionable that
they have laid themselves liable to removal for neg
lect of duty.
State Prison Directors are honorary constitutional
officers. They are appointed for ten years and they
receive no salary. The law prescribes their duties
with particularity. Among other things they are re
quired to do, astonishing as it may seem, is to at
tend to their business. The Wardens are their agents
in the management of the prisons, but the Wardens
have no authority to violate the law in their names.
The constitution authorizes the Governor to remove
them after a hearing for neglect of duty. The evi
dent intent of this provision is to make them attend
to their business or resign.
The most charitable thing that can be said of the
present Board of Prison Directors is that they have
left the duty of enforcing the Ostrom law and dis
posing of prison-made bags to take care of itself.
For this the Governor is authorized and directed to
deprive them of their offices. The first board ap
pointed under the constitution was removed by Gov
ernor Stoneman for offenses compared with which
the placing of the product of the San Quentin jute
mili at the mercy of the Pacific Coast bag ring is as
a mountain to a mole hill.
The jute factory at the prison was established for
the purpose of emancipating the farmers from the
thralMom of the local bag manipulators. It has cost
the State upward of a million dollars. There never
was any intention of making a profit out of it. The
purpose of the Legislature was to provide a means of
throwing upon the market annually a sufficient num
ber of grainbags to break up the "corner" by which
a few capitalists in this city used to fleece the grain
raisers of the State out of a million or so every year.
For a long time the prison product effected this pur
pose. Lately, however, the bag manipulators have
been getting m their deadly work.
It is the duty of the Governor to thoroughly inves
tigate this affair. The constitution, indeed, makes it
his duty to do so. If he find that the price of jute
bags has been managed by the Prison Directors so
as to play into the hands of the dealers— whether de
signedly or not — he should not hesitate to at once re
move them. This he owes to the farmers of Cali
THE LOS ANGELES WfITER FIGHT.
IF the terms of a contract arc binding upon the
party of the first part they are equally binding
upon the party of the second part. In this fact
lies the strength of the people of Los Angeles in their
effort to prevent the water company from defrauding
them out of a sum but a little less than two millions.
For thirty years the people have abided by the terms,
although as the city grew it became farcical for them
to accept SISOO annually from the corporation, how
ever fair these figures may have been for the adobe
village of three decades ago. The same contract
which gave the corporation the right to supply
water for a term, now about to expire, stated in the
plainest of words that the right would be at an end
in thirty years, and that then the plant must be
turned over to the city. Controversy arises because
the corporation does not propose to be bound by the
terms when they arc no longer satisfactory to it.
The duty of the Mayor seems to be to take posses
sion of the plant ;it the time specified. It is in his
rower to accompl^h this without violence, and no
means except such as the law provides will be neces
saiy. When he has done this the corporation can
demur, and to make a showing in court will have to
state why it objects. Then the arbitration provided
for in the original contract will be inevitable, and the
people can demonstrate that the property for which
the water company demands $3,000,000 is in reality
worth only a litt'c more than a third of that sum.
This has been made plain already in a thorough but
not wholly effective way. It needs to be made a mat
ter of court record. This having been done, there
will remain nothing for the company to do but accept
a fair figure and retire.
The situation in the southern city is peculiar. Pre
cisely the reason the daily papers there are on the
side of monopoly, just why they desire the people to
be fleeced for the benefit of a corporation which has
been receiving immense returns on a small invest
ment, there is no necessity to discuss here. It is
enough to know that the Los Angeles daily press
has been wooed and won by the seductive influence
of entrenched capital and that it dares not or will not
say a word for the people. It not only tries to aid
the water company in a scheme that is mildly to be
called nefarious, but to the efforts of others to see
that justice prevails responds with abuse, trying to
hide its own guilt in the clamor. That it has won to
its side the boodle paper of San Francisco is not sur
prising, nor docs this in any measure strengthen its
The recent offer of the company to sell does not
appear to have been made in good faith. So far as
known the price demanded is still $3,000,000, and that
any sum approximating this will be paid is absurd.
The Call expects to see Mayor Snyder faithful to
his election pledges, and it therefore believes that in
July the water works of Los Angeles will be in the
possession of the city. Such was clearly the intent
of the framers of the contract, and any violation of it
must be in defiance of the popular wish and to the
ignoring of all principles of equity.
The men who go to the Klondike and accumulate
large piles of gold have reasons for being careful
when they get back to civilization. There are many
people so constituted that they would rather steal
the dust gathered by somebody else than go up north
and get dust of their own, and those people are just
laying for fresh arrivals from Klondike. It really
seems strange that so large a number who have been
successful in the Yukon region would, had they re
mained away from the fields, have certainly blown
out the gas.
There is general satisfaction over the appoint
ment of Ina Coolbrith to have charge of the Mer
cantile Library. The assistant librarian, who has
resigned rather than submit to what he is pleased
to term petticoat government, might have retired
with better grace had he omitted this remark.
The sister of Über, the man lynched in Nevada a
few weeks ago, writes to his lawyer to look for his re
ward in heaven. It must be conceded that this is
giving the gentleman a poor chance of collecting.
It would occur to the casual observer that the Bul
letin is in a position to say but little, and say it in
low tones, about the painful subject of libeL
THE JUTE BflG EXPOSURE.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.
The success of "Sapho" at the Opera-
Comique, Paris, -was enormous. Musi
cians vent from all parts of Europe to
witness the first performance, and agree
in pronouncing it a great work. Mas-
Benefs other compositions have been so
uneven as regards merit that much curi
osity was felt as to which of his othor
operas it would resemble. The box-omee
receipts are the most reliable test of a
work having found favor with the pub
lic, and these have averaged for the first
nine performances, with the three first
devoted almost entirely to the pres>
francs 50 centimes for each performance,
and the house booked in advance. Much of
the success of the opera is due to Mme.
Calve, who created tho role of Fanny
(Sapho). Arthur Pougin. the French
critic, writes: 'The success was brilliant
—success for the composer and for his
interpreters, Mme. Calve at the head. I
MLLE. EMMA CALVE of the Opera Comifjue as Sapho.
have already said what she was. She not
only Bang 1 , but composed tho trying role
of Fanny as a truly great artist, showing
Herself to be a clever comedian, supple,
surprisingly varied and full of power, and
at tho same time an Inspired singer of
the first order. One. could not be too
prodigal In praising this talent, so com
plete, so rich and so true. How she was
feted! what bravos! what recalls! what
Reclamations I" Le Petit Journal says:
"Mile. Emma Calve seems born to inter
pret passionate roles. Grand, superb,
with beautiful black eyes, which seem to
I! i^h tire; a high forehead under thick.
Jet Mack hair, she did the drama itself.
On the stage she was the most ardent.
"Who could believe now that at her ueDut
she was the coldest of singers, gauche
and considered to be without any dra
matic talent? Ail at once she set out for
Italy, where she went to create 'Caval
leria Rustlcana,' and when she came
back she was completely transformed.
She made that evident in 'Carmen,' in
'La Navarraise.' nnd finally in 'Sapho.'
Conscientious to the last point, she care
fully studies the smallest detail of her
roles, and afterward renders them with
astonishing fidelity. She is a marvelous
artist. She is also an excellent woman,
simple In her tastes, charitable to those
who suffer; in a word, a voice and a
heart of gold."
Apropos to the present rrnze for pro
gramme music. It Is interesting to see
what Rubinstein says on the subject: "I
had a strange dream. I found myself in
a temple, where all the different Instru
ments of the orchestra had met together,
when the piano, with an arrogant air,
advanced and requested to be allowed to
enter. The Instruments made it submit
to a rigorous eXcimination and execute
after them different melodies and series
of chords, after which they finished by
declaring that it was not of their famiiy.
The piano at tirst felt very much re
buffed, and began to cry; but, taking
courage all at once, it declared with pride
that it was a whole independent orches
tra by itself, and did not require the other
Instruments. These, very much provoked,
sent it out of the room. I have endeav
ored to render this dream musically in
my third concerto (in G major). I had
also intended to give an explicative 'pro
gramme,' but persuaded that in this kind
of composition one auditor hears one
thing while another comprehends some
thing quite different, I have finally re
nounced trying to express the plan of my
compositions." Wise Rubinstein! It re
minds one of the piece of music which
was written to express an Englishman
changing his religion, quitting his coun
try and leaving his umbrella behind him.
And his horror when it began to rain!
A writer In the Menestrel speaks In the
folowing terms of Alphonse Daudet, the
celebrated novelist: "We need not re
trace the grand literary career of the
poet-novelist who has Just disappeared
so suddenly, torn from the admiration of
the world, an irreparable loss to France.
But we must not forget that two of his
iinest works have served the genius of
two of our most celebrated musicians.
First, the 'Arlessiene.' on which Bizet
threw the first rays of his glorious youth,
and yesterday this 'Sapho,' by which
Massenet has continued in so happy a
manner the musical series of his great
works. It was this last which led us to
revisit Daudet, whom we had lost sipht
of for many years. He was seated before
his desk, still with the beautiful Christ
like head of his early years, but the
abundant hair and wavy beard were
streaked with silver threads. 'Ah, good
day, friend; how goes the old house?'
And the conversation continued as if
twenty-five years had not elapsed since
It commenced. It is only in Paris such a
thing could happen. Twenty-five years
In the agitated and preoccupied life we
lead Is like a drop of water In the ocean.
And all at once death arrives. We know
each other, often love each other; have
the tame sympathies and the same
esteem, and there is scarcely time to see
each other or to say what one feels. The
only hope is in the hereafter."
Tn Germany there has lately been pub
lished a series of documents upon the
music at the court of Weimer, in the
seventeenth century, which have never
been printed before and which is very
curious. The first chapel of the court was
constituted in 1593. It comprised a chapel
master, two instrumentalists, a violinist
and a hue player and eleven singers, of
which three were soprano, two were con
tralto, three tenors and three basses. The
master of the chapel, who was named
Hans Heroldt, received annually 57 florins
(about ISO francs) with an extra florin
a week for his food, and besides that, 9
florins* in summer and six in winter for
his clothes. And lastly, so that he might,
on occasion, treat his musicians hospit
ably, he was allowed six measures of
grain, three barrels of beer, some game
and some wood. Quite a patriarchal ar
rangement. The pay of the musicians
varied from 20 to 30 florins a year; one
only, one of the contraltos, named Kusch
ler, was better paid, and received 52
florins, doubtless on account of her ex
ceptional talent: and this one, as well as
three of her companions, received, like the
chapel master, one florin a week for food.
A sad condition of affairs seems to be
reigning in London at present. In a let
! ter from John F. Runclman, the London
critic, the following passage occurs: "For
two or three years every musical soul has
been oppressed by the number of tickets
he has been asked to take as a favor.
A musical critic Is sometimes appalled
when he finds himself in possession of
j tickets for a dozen concerts on one day;
but fancy the state of mind of the ordi
nary amateur who has had the tickets
sent him, generally through a friend, and
who has to rack his brains for an ex
cuse for being so rude as not to attend!
And the last result of all this is that nowa
days no one will pay to go to a recital of
any sort. The public has been pauperized
by free concerts! It is scarcely fair to
place the entire blame for this state of
affairs on the shoulders of the piano man
ufacturers. There are others in search
of advertisment— singers, players, recit
ers—and these will buy seats if they are
permitted to perform."
The fight over the fortune left by
Brahms still rages, and the number of
claimants increases. Hamburg and Vien
na both lay claim to it, the former be
cause he was born there, and the latter
because he spent nearly all his life there,
and on that account had forfeited his
German nationality. The Senate of Ham
burg proposes, in case of being put in
possession of the money, to devote a part
of it to erect a vast monument to the
composer, in one of the public places of
the city. Here is certainly a bizarre pro
ject. It appears that a great city,
wishing to honor a citizen, in
whom it takes much glory, is willing that
he himself shall pay the price of the
George Thatcher, the minstrel of Prim
rose and .West fame, has become a boni
face. He is proprietor of the "Maple-in
the-Pines," an Elizabeth (N. J.) hostelry.
The house-warming of the Maple-ln-the-
Pines took place last week.
Henry Russell, who will be remembered
by the elder generation, celebrated his
elghty-flfth birthday on Christmas day,
and there will be many who will be glad
to hear that the veteran composer of
"Cheer, Boys, Cheer," "Woodman Spare
That Tree," "The Ivy Green," "The Old
Arm Chair," and other once popular
melodies, is still In excellent health.
"Willis E. Baeheller is planning to In
augurate a series of song recitals to be
given at his home, 1417 Clay street, the
first of which will be on the evening of
January 28. His programme will consist
of works by Boston composers, and on
subsequent occasions he will take up the
works of other Americans known to the
musical world. Assisting Mr. Bacheller
will be five of his pupils— Miss Flora May
Bristol. Miss Mlndell F. Dreyfuss and
Miss Mary B. Morse, sopranos; Duncan
E. Smith, barytone, and Henry A. Melvin,
basso. Mrs. Carmichaol-Carr will also as
sist. It will be exclusively an invitation
affair. The programme In full will be as
follows: Bullard (a) "Beams from Yon
der Star," Beach (b) ".Mono," Mr. Bach
eller; Beach (a) "Night," (b) "Fairy Lul
laby." Miss DnytOM* ', Foote (a) "I'm
TV— ling Aw. i," Johns (l>> "Where
Blooms the Hose," Mr. Smith; Chadwick
(a), "Dear Love When in Thine Arms,"
Foote (b) Irish folk songr. Miss Morse:
Bullard, "Hero's a Health to Thee.-Rob
erts." Mr. Mel\in: Cria.iwlck (a) "Sweet
Wind That Blows," (b) "The Danza,"
Miss Bristol; I'hiulwlck (a) "As In Waves
Without Number," (b) "Was I Not
Thine?" Mr. Smith; Chadwick (a) "The
Columbine," (b) "O. Let Night Speak of
Me," Foote (c) "Memnon," Miss Morse;
Chadwick, "Bedouin Love Song," Mr.
Melvin: Chadwick, "Sweetheart, Thy Lips
Are Touched With Flame," Mr. Bacheller.
"Varsity Football" is the title of a
striking and tuneful march by Gertrude
Voorheis, daughter of Senator Voorheis
of Amador. This pretty composition has
Just been issued and has already reached
a high degree of popularity among local
musicians, who declare it to be a very
meritorious and clever bit of work. It
has all the dash and swing of Sousa's
marches. The melodies are catchy, and
judging from the amount of praise that
has been lavished on it it is destined to
be one of the successes of the season.
FAREWELL TO FATHER SCANLAN.
Editor San Francisco Call: The parish
loners of Sacred Heart parish of North
Temescal would thank you for the use
of your columns to tender to Father Mar
tin P. Scanlan this proof of their affec
Rev. Martin P. Scanlan, now pastor of
the parish of Dixon, has been our as
sistant pastor for the past three years.
A big man with a big heart, he has en
deared himself to everybody, from the
old man to the little child, as the expres
sions of love and regret prove. Loving
and sympathetic to a fault, he has scat
tered among the sick and the poor un
der his care a good part of the small
salary he received. The splendid success
of our late fair was in no small part duo
to his efforts, and when lately our house
of worship was destroyed by fire he ex
cited our admiration by his energy in
getting means to rebuild our temple of
Our Archbishop has taken him away
from us and given him a larger field of
action by making him pastor of the par
ish of Dixon. The change was sudden and
unexpected and few of us could shake
hands with him before he left.
Therefore, Father Scanlan, through the
Gall, we wish you GorJ speed. May God
grant you health and strength in your
new labors and crown them with success.
May your new parishioners appreciate
your great zeal and kindness, as do
THE PARISHIONERS OF THE SA
CRED HEART CHURCH OF NORTH
c CARD OF THANKS.
Editor San Francisco Call— Dear Sir: Ths
sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters of
the young man Edgar Allen Miller, who
recently died at the pesthouse in your city
from typhus fever, as stated at the post
mortem examination, desire to tender,
through your columns, *heir deep and
heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved rel
atives of the brave, self-sacrificing hero
nurse William Hawkins, who so nobly
volunteered to nurse our beloved boy; also
to the doctors, nurses and friends", who,
as we are informed, did all in their power
to relieve his sufferings and master the
disease. "We also thank your paper for
the notices made of the case from day to
day. and its showing the great wrong
done in taking him from the room in St.
Luke's Hospital, for which he was pay
ing, and placing him in surh ill-condi
tioned quarters as to preclude any pros
pect of recovery.
"We are pleased to learn that the health
authorities caused all of his clothing and
effects to be burned. Through this let
ter we hope to hear from other kind
friends in San Francisco, for which wo
will be ever grateful. Thanking you for
this publication, I am faithfully yours,
R. E. MIT/LKR.
Stane House. Beer, near Axminster, Dev
December 30, 1597.
THE SEX OF. TME ANGELS.
San Francisco, Jan. 17. IS9B.
To the Editor of the Call— Dear Sir: In
your last Saturday's issue, last page, in
giving a description of the Breon arch,
you have the following: "On the main
passage is a figure of the guardian angel
of heaven itself spreading her divine in
fluence over the whole structure, etc."
Now, as a matter of fact, the Bihle
everywhere speaks of the angels as he
longing to the male sex. In the last chap
ter of DaniPl, first verse, is the follow
ing: "At that time shall Michael, the
great prince (i. c., the Archangel), stand
for his people," etc. In Revelation, chap
ter twelfth, seventh verse, is the follow
ing: "And there was a war in heaven.
Michael (the Archangel) and his angels
fought," etc. Michael is the protector of
Germany. Tours truly.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
COPPER CENT— R. R. C, Sacramento,^
Cal. A copper cent of 1839 does not com- I
mand a premium.
TRANSPIRATION-G. M., City. As
the trouble you complain of is the result
of conditions you should consult a first
THE CLAUS SPRECKELS BUILD
ING—J. S., Keswick, Shasta County, Cal.
The height of the Claus Spreckels build
ing at the corner of Third and Market
streets, in San Francisco, is 327 feet to
the top of the lantern on the dome.
SAMOA NAVAL DISASTER— S.. City.
The disaster at Samoa which destroyed a
number of vessels occurred March 15-1(5,
ISS9. The American warships Trenton,
Vandalia and Nlpsic and the German
warships Olga, Adler and Eber were
THE POSTOFFICE— W. S., City. To
secure a position in the postofflce out- "
side of chief clerk and cashier or laborer
the applicant must take a civil service
examination. Application blanks can be
had from the Postmaster's clerk at the
MARIE BARBERI— A. G.. Plan de
Drla, Italy. Marie Barberi, who wan
sentenced to be electrocuted in New
York in ISPS for the murder of her lover,
had, through Susan B. Anthony and
other prominent women, her sentence
commuted to imprisonment for life.
A FEDERAL EMPLOYE— A. J. M..
City. The Collector of the Port would
undoubtedly have the right to dismiss
from the service a man in his depart
ment if it were proven that he had been
adjudged by a court of competent Juris
diction of having defrauded a person of
several hundred dollors.
Gulllet'a potato, filbert cake. 905 Larkln.
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Cal. glace fruit 50c perlb at Townsend's.*
Special information supplied dally tcP
business houses and public men by th»
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 610 Mont
gomery st. Tel. Main 1042. • t
British antiquaries are exclaiming with
Indignation against Lord Tankerville.who
contemplates pulling down the old Peel
Tower at Doddington, in Northumber
land. This Is one of the few perfect Peel
towers, and It has a most picturesque ap
pearance, with a good parapet and a fine
staircase. t _
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THE Genuine "BROVTX'S Brosch,'al TROCHES'*
are sold only In boxes. They are wonderfully
effective for Coughs and Throat Troubles.
Nothing contributes more to digestion than
the use of Dr. Siegeut's Axgostcka Bittehs.
See that you get the genuine.
Major Drury, who lives at a historical
old seat on the James River, a few miles
below Richmond, was a schoolfellow and
personal friend of, Edgar Allan Poe.
During the poet's short and sad lifo
Major Drury was his stanch friend, and.
although poor himself at that time, h©
often helped him iinanciallly. He says
that Poe was not a drunkard, as has
often been charged, but, on the contrary,
seldom drank spirituous liquors.
and cakes made
with Royal Bak-
ing Powder are