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TUESDAY • MAY 23, 1899

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AMUSEMENTS.
Columbia— "The llo«h and the Flame."
J Opera House— "The Gypsy Baron."
Orpheum — Vaudeville.
Ai'-azar — "In Mlzzoura."
Tlvoii— "The Mandarin."
Chutes Zoo and Free Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon
and evening.
Olympia— Comer Mason and Ellis streets— Specialties.
Intenrtate Tanorama Co., Market street, near Eighth— Bat-
tle of Manila Bay.
Bntro Hath?— Swimming Races, etc.
Bherman-Clay Hall— Knelsel Quartet Concerts, Friday even
Sherman-day Hall— Pianoforte Recital, Thursday Evening,
May 25. ____—
AUCTION SALES.
T!y Chase A- M<-- at 11 o'clock. Trotting
- at corner Van Ness avenue an.l Market street.
fc H >well Thursday, May BS. at 12 o'clock. Real
KstnU\ at ll M nta men ■-"
FENDERLESS STREET CARS
THF. fatal accident of Sunday in which the life of
a chi rushed out by a car on Third
street adds another name to the rapidly increas
leath list o; the fenderless care, and renews the
warning that until the city compels the car companies
".ip their cars with proper lenders they will do
nothing of value in that direction.
It i- not necessary to raise any sensational cry of
"murder" against the car company over the accident
nder its lesson impressive. The effect of the
death of the little child is more potent than any effect
yellow journalism may produce by coarse, harsh
words, or by grotesque cartoons. The story of the
manner in which the death was caused, when told
with the utmost simplicity, is sufficient to rouse pub
lic sentiment on the subject, and if it do not move the
rvisors to act with promptness and resolution in
ting a stringent fender ordinance, there must be
something in the moral and intellectual make-up of
an official personage which is widely different from
• l • if the normal man.
For years the people of San Francisco have been
endeavoring to bring about the enactment and the en
forcement of some adequate ordinance of the kind.
Time and again there has been an outburst of popu
lar indignation which has compelled the Supervisors
to make what was at least a vigorous pretense at ac
tion on the subject. On each of these occasions,
however, there has been one excuse after another put
forward by the company, and the adoption of a fender
lias been delayed and delayed until public attention
was directed to some other issue, and then the whole
matter was dropped.
From the present Board of Supervisors much may
be expected. It has given promise of good work,
and here is an opportunity for it to show itself worthy
of the best hopes the people entertain of it. The fender
question has been so long debated and so frequently
investigated that the board ought to have in its
records sufficient data on which to base a well con
sidered and judicious fender ordinance. No good rea
son can be assigned for any long postponement of ac
tion. The whole subject has been gone over again and
again, and it is just as possible to adopt a proper fen
der and order its use by the street car companies now
as a year hence.
The people do not expect impossibilities; they do
not demand an ordinance which will go beyond what
is just and right. They do expect, however, that
«<",rnething will be done to prevent these fatal acci
dents, which have now become altogether too fre
quent on our streets. The death list of the fenderless
ears is becoming appallingly large. We call them
'fenderless" because that is what they virtually are.
The so-called "fender" with which they are equipped
<.f no life-saving or limb-protecting value. It
serves only as an excuse for not adopting a genuine
fender. It presents a seeming compliance with law
and respect for the safety of passers along the streets,
but beyond that is of no service whatever. It is not
impossible to devise a genuine safety appliance and to
require its attachment to all cars, and that is what the
public now demands of the Supervisors.
English newspapers are criticizing President McKin
ley for his refusal to wear golf clothes. "Is a game
that is dignified enough for the Prince of- Wales,"
they say, "not sufficiently so for the President of the
United States?" There is a suspicion that the Prince
of Wales has taken a part in some games which peo
ple very much humbler in station than President Mc-
Kinley would not care to emulate.
,
As Admiral Dewey started on his triumphal home
ward journey the guns of the forts of Cavite boomed
forth a noisy salute in generous parting to the great
sailor. The welcome which the same guns belched
forth a year and a few days ago to the Admiral was
quite as noisy and not by any means as generous.
The Cuban soldiers, under the direction of Gomez,
■vt to surrendering their arms under the condi
tions demanded by Washington. If the Cubans can
do no better with their guns than they did in the
Spanish war, there would hardly be any serious harm
in permitting them to retain the playthings.
The Southern Pacific. Company has "consented" to
a dismissal of the grain-rate cases. The wily managers
will also probably "consent" before Judge Morrow
has finished with them to pay for their impudent
trifling with the Circuit Court.
Dan Burns values his liberty at $3500. In settling
a bill for legal services he grudgingly paid that
amount to an attorney for keeDinor him out of the
State penitentiary.
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION.
Ill; VERY outgiving from the Peace Conference at
The Hague strengthens the view that there, as
J — ■ on the field intended to be covered by the con
ference, it is England and the United States com
bined and the other nations against them.
This country and Great Britain tried successfully
i the first great experiment at arbitration and both
I abided by the verdict.
When the Venezuela boundary question, after de
cades of incubation, seemed about to hatch a war be
tween an American and a European state, in which
the stronger might assert the right of conquest in
defiance of the Monroe doctrine. President Cleveland
asserted the rights of the United States in the issue
and gave to that doctrine its first definite interpreta
tion. England yidded and submitted to arbitration,
and the court chosen will soon sit and hear the case.
When England yielded to President Cleveland's de
mands she was berated in every Continental country.
They all exhibited objections to the principle of ar
bitration, and intense hostility to England because
she had receded, and to the United States because her
recession added to our prestige. When the Spanish
war came on the Continental nations, misreading the
policy of England, expected her to make a reprisal on
the United States by joining a European concert in
favor of Spain. But English diplomacy proved to be
past finding out by the rulers of the Continent. She
stood aloof from an anti-American concert, and by
standing there held the rest of Europe off our backs.
This was truly taken as a sign that England either
values an American alliance above all others, or that,
being isolated by the policy of the Continental na
tions, she has no other choice than concert with this
country. That they fear this result is evident, and
that they are taking the best means to bring it about
is also evident. The tireless and subtle flatter}' toward
the United States employed by all classes in England
has had its effect, and the American people are in a
complacent and compliant mood toward the most ex
treme proposition for an English alliance.
If the other powers were wise in the means chosen
to carry out their desire to prevent this substantial
union of the two countries, they would pursue a dif
ferent course in the Peace Conference and in their
diplomacy outside. They make the mistake of ad
mitting that England has sentiment in the matter, and
that her motive is altruistic. Conceding that this
country is not in shape to plead altruism in purpose,
it is as well to understand that England is without any
sentiment beyond self-interest and self-preservation.
While it is true that she prevented a Continental con
cert against us in the Spanish war. it is equally true
that she surrendered to arbitration of the Venezuela
boundary only because refusal meant war with the I
United States and a European concert against her !
that would have been destructive. The fear of such
concert compelled her to make a surrender for which ,
she was hooted by the nations that would have
jumped at her throat if she had not surrendered.
Out of all this issues the situation in the Peace
Conference The strong nations met there are not
moved by any other than the motives of ambition and i
self-interest. De Stria! may talk high sentiment and
eulogize the figure of Peace closing the temple of
Janus, and Pauncefote may talk warmly of peace as
the normal state of nations, but all this is the senti
i/iental ambush of the deliberate purpose of the na
tions to not yield an inch of present position or pros- !
pective advantage. If arbitration come it will not be I
by general agreement, but will depend upon joint ac
tion between the two countries which feel that by ar
bitrating their own differences they will gain some
thing out of the differences of others.
These countries are England and the United States.
An arbitration agreement between them is the equi
valent of a declaration of war against the rest of the
world. England saved herself in 1688, whe.i William
111 placed her at the head of the European alliance
against Louis XIV, and again when she led Europe
against Bonaparte. But the close of each of those
alliances left the rest of Europe in an inquiring mind
as to any benefit secured by any nation except Great
Britain. Out of that condition has come about Eng
lish isolation and her compulsory favor for the
United States.
There are Americans who could wish that this coun
try, while accepting the situation, would do so with
more show of self-respect. The proposition to send
American soldiers to parade in London is one of the
symptoms of the condition that has so early become
apparent in the Peace Conference. England is per
fectly well aware that such an exhibition will be taken
by the rest of Europe as evidence of her practical
suzerainty of the United States. It will exalt her
power, but will humiliate us in the eyes of every
European friend of republican institutions. What
ever comes, and out of the stress of our anomalous
position and longing for the gewgaws of imperialism
much may come, this Government should let Ameri
cans retain sufficient self-respect to refuse to permit
themselves to be looked upon as the modern Hessians
of Great Britain.
TRUSTS AND PRICES.
HON. JAMES W. LEE of Pittsburgh in a re
cent discussion of trusts before the Industrial
Commission, stated it as an indisputable fact
that the object of such combinations is to raise prices,
and that they attempt to do so by establishing as far
as possible a monopoly of the articles the combina
tion is engaged in producing or marketing.
While Mr. Lee made the statement as attorney for
companies which are in competition with the Stan
dard Oil Company, and was arguing of course in the
interests of his clients, it is altogether likely he was
quite sincere in what he said. It is certain he gave
expression to what is the prevailing opinion of the
public on the subject. It is therefore interesting to
note that managers of trusts, who have had large
experience in the business, assert with positiveness
that while a good many combinations have been
formed with the aim of monopolizing production and
raising prices, all such efforts have resulted in failure,
however successful they may have been for a time.
One of these authorities, General John McNulta of
Chicago, receiver of the Cattle-feeding Company,
commonly known as the original Whisky Trust, is
quoted as having stated, as the conclusion of his study
of the books, papers and general history of that noted
organization, that its failure was due to the very fact
that it endeavored to raise prices and maintain them
at a point higher than they had been before the trust
was formed.
According to the report of his statement, he lays it
down as a general proposition that when a combina
tion of corporations undertake to monoplize produc
tion in a given line of industry, requiring no vast
amount of capital, the combination can succeed only
by reducing the selling price of the article to a level
at which competition is unprofitable for smaller es
tablishments. If prices be increased a stimulus is
given for new competitors to arise, and if the first of
these be bought up. the very capital paid for them is
used ofttimes in starting new ones..
Commenting upon the theory of General McNulta,
the New York Mail and Express points out that
whether it be sound or unsound as an economic prin
TIIE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1899.
ciple, it finds a basis of support in the history of
American trade. "The oil monopoly and the sugar
monopoly have almost invariably followed the only
policy under which success was possible — namely, by
reducing the selling price of their commodities to a
level where competition became difficult and unprofit
able to those engaged in it. What the result would
have been had either or both of these great corpora
tions followed the opposite course and tried to de-«
stroy competition and increase prices at the same time
can readily be imagined. At one point or another
that policy would have been a complete and costly
failure."
It is worth noting, moreover, that the ability of
large combinations to undersell their competitors has
been due almost wholly to the economic advantage of
large plants over smaller ones. In no instance we can
recall has there been anything accomplished by the
trusts in the way of reduction of wages. It appears,
therefore, that while the statement of Mr. Lee is
seemingly correct, it expresses what is really a fallacy,
and that the only way by which a trust can be suc
cessfully managed is by reducing prices rather than
raising them.
THREATENED MONGOLIAN INVASION
WHEN the same interests that are. now blatantly
advocating American expansion in Asia were
in full cry for the abandonment of the Monroe
doctrine and the acquisition of Hawaii, The Qill
warned the people of the United States, and especially
our citizens on the Pacific Coast, that a covert and in
sidious attempt to deluge the country with cheap
Asiatic laborers was behind the movement and that
the exclusion laws were in danger.
Aside from the speeches of Mr. Huntington during j
his annual visit to San Francisco, signs from every
direction point toward the fulfillment of our predic
tions. Not long ago it was widely published that Act- !
ing Secretary of War Meiklejohn had declared that
the application of the immigration laws to Cuba and
Porto Rico by executive order did not extend the
exclusion laws to those islands, and of course the
same rule was applicable to Hawaii.
Why Cuba was placed in the same category with
Porto Rico, in the face of the proclamation under j
which the war with Spain was declared and prose- J
cuted, it is difficult to conceive. A local organ of the
railroad has furnished reasons which would be an ex
planation if they were true and did not constitute a
foul libel against the present administration. That
paper asserts in the most positive manner that our
promise to free Cuba from the Spanish yoke and en
able its population to set up an independent govern
ment was a deliberate falsehood, although officially
communicated to every great power upon the globe:
that the United States was actuated by no such hu
manitarian motive; candor exacts the acknowl- j
, edgment that, from the beginning of the trouble with
\ Spain, it was our intention to annex the "gem of the j
Antilles," and that, having once grasped that deso
lated island with our national tentacles, we will never
let go. The same proposition is applied to the Phil
; ippines. although in that archipelago the conditions
: are different. Another paper, which looked away
: from the railroad, while it rowed toward it with Dan
Burns in its boat, declares that the Federal Govern
ment has informed the imperial combination now
threatening to subject China to the fate of Poland
i that it will not quietly acquiesce in the partition "un
less the interests of this country are fully protected."
This pronunciamento, which is probably a mere in
vention, would mean that we are not satisfied with
; Porto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Hawaii, but
that we are determined to acquire more Asiatic terri
tory and become a confessed accomplice in imperial
istic robberies.
Doubtless in the constant flow of antagonism to
American institutions and American civilization there
is much chaff. The Government oHhe United States
has never yet officially announced the purposes with
which it is identified daily by the monopolistic and by
the yellow press. But the evidences of the inveterate
: design of the imperialistic expansionists, of whom
Mr. Huntington is a notable representative, to force
upon the country the cheap labor of unassimilating
Asiatics, alien in every respect to the American peo
ple, are rapidly multiplying. It is well known that in
this State the railroad has always resisted exclusion
! and flaunted its Chinese employes in the face of
indignant communities. The same policy, with
Japanese substituted for Chinese, has been con
spicuously and recently manifested on the lines of the
i Northern Pacific. Joshua K. Brown, the Federal In
\ spector of Chinese at the Hawaiian Islands, claims
that since annexation was proclaimed 12,180 Japanese
laborers have been admitted to that territory, of whom
1 197 were free and the remainder bound to contract
service for three years. In this recent addition to our
acquisitions half the population is Asiatic, and the
proportion is constantly increasing. The "little brown
men" from Japan are becoming more and more in
evidence in San Francisco. They are to be seen in
cur principal hotels and on the public streets in
steadily augmenting numbers. Only a few days ago
j the Western Addition Improvement Club, composed,
j as we are informed, of 300 leading citizens, objected to
the fact that the Japanese were crowding white chil
; dren out of the public schools and demanded their
exclusion.
The expansionists are furnishing us with kindergar
ten lessons of an extremely suggestive quality. Our
anticipations are already justified. The Asiatic
I crusade has begun, or rather has been revived. We
v ill venture the further prediction, however, that they
will not overrun America as the Tartars spread them
selves over Russian Europe, even though Mr. Hun
tington may be willing to take the part of a diplo-
I matic and strategic Gengis Khan.
The Czar's Peace Conference has opened with a
' splendid prospect of a war among the national dele
gations. Russian representatives declare that Eng
land is playing the fox, and the English reply with the
: familiar story oPsour grapes. An impression is gain
j ing currency that the Czar's familiarity with nihilistic
I plots makes him smell a conspiracy even in talk of
: peace.
Dispatches from Washington declare that the Fili
pino rebels will be forced soon to choose between the
mountains and the sea. It may not be long before
Aguinaldo's soldiers will be forced to the alternative
of the devil or the deep sea.
The arrest of seven men on a charge of high trea
son by order of President Kruger is regarded by the
Transvaal press as "an unfortunate local incident." It
will be rather emphatically unfortunate for the pris
oners if the accusation be proved.
The city's bond expert sometimes manages to ar
rive at the conclusion, after some prisoner has es
caped on straw bonds, that the sureties are worthless.
The better way would be to determine the fact be
fore such bonds are accepted.
The great peace conference of the Russian Czar has
convened at The Hague. Meanwhile Italy. France,
Germany and Russia will continue to plot for the par
tition of China on a peace basis.
REGULARS FOR
MANILA LEAVE
ON THE SHERMAN
Sixth Regiment Now
on the Way.
COL KELLOGG IN COMMAND
ADIER GENERAL BATES,
U. S. V., A PASSENGER.
Soldier Boys Who Scaled the Fence at
the Wharf Had to Be ftounded
Up by a Corporal's
Guard.
The transport Sherman sailed for the
seat of war last night. Earlier in the
I day the news of the arrival of the War
j ren at Manila was received. After dis
| charging her cargo for the fleet it is ex
! pected the "Warren will be sent to Iloilo
with the soldiers she has aboard to re
| lieve the California boys. If all goes
1 well the latter should be on their way
I home in a week or ten days and in that
I event may be looked for the first week
I in July
The Sherman has aboard 1400 men of the
Sixth Infantry and about 100 recruits.
They are in command of Colonel Edgar
R. Kellogg and are about as line a lot
jof men as have ever sailed from San
Francisco. With the exception of Com-
I panics C, D and I, the regiment arrived
j at Folsom street wharf early in the day
j and were at once marched aboard the
I transport. During the afternoon the
1 missing companies and the recruits were
brought around from the Presidio on the
quartermaster's steamer General Mc-
Dowell and were also put aboard.
It was almost impossible to keep the
soldiers on the wharf. In twos and
threes and sometimes in half-do&ens they
scaled the fence built by the Govern
mentp-nnd made their escape. They pa
tronized the saloons in the vicinity until
a corporals guard rounded them up and
put them aboard again. When it comes
to the Grant's turn to sail in a few days
the soldiers will not find it so easy to get
out for a last drink. Posts have been run
up over the feme and three rows of
I barbed wire are to be strung along them.
■ Any man who can gel over that barbed
I wire will have richly earned his drink.
I There arc- not a Hundred of the old
1 Sixth among the men who went aboard
the Sherman yesterday, it was only a
. ; K.-i, Mil regiment when it reached Cube
at the outbreak of the war. Some com
panies were not' represented at all, while
others had not a fourth of their fighting
strength. In all 180 men answered the
roll call before the Brsi fight. When the
war was bver and th( Kixih returned to
th<- L'nited States only S3 men answered
I the roll call. Since then the regiment has
been recruited up to its full strength.
Lieutenant Robert J. Maxey 01 Com
pany F received his baptism of fire in
Cut. a. When the war broke out be was
a cadet at West Point. He was gazetted
: to the Sixth and came out of the battle
; of San Juan Hill a lirst lieutenant. Early
: in the lighting Lieutenant Maxey threw
awaj his sword and adopted the rifle as
liis weapon. With it he did great execu
tion and the chances are that he will do
the same thing again when he reaches
1 the Philippines, If th<- war is not over.
one of the Sixth will be left behind.
When the regiment came over from Oak
land. John Gusting of Company B had to
be taken to the Harbor Hospital. A cur
sory examination by Dr. Hopper showed
that he was suffering from typhoid fever
and the authorities at the Presidio were
at once notified. There was some delay
in removing the sick man. as Ousting was
! not on the roll of Company B. It ap
pears that he formerly belonged to the
Second Nebraska volunteers and when
they were mustered out he enlisted
in the regulars and came on here from
Texas with the Sixth.
The officers of the Sixth are Colonel Ed
gar R. Kellogg, Lieutenant Colonel ("has.
\V. Miner. Majors F. A. Whitney and W.
H. H. Crowell and Captains George B.
Walker. B. A. Byrne, Charles Byrne, Ze
rah W. Torrey. Reuben B. Turner, L. W.
■ Kennon, Charles G. Morton, John H. Bea-
I com, Omar Bundy, E. F. l'aggart, B. W.
Atkinson and \V. L. Wimps. in.
Brigadier General John C. Bates, V. S.
V., also goes to Manila on the Sherman.
He will have for aid-de-camp Captain
Samuel E. Smiley. General Bates com
manded a brigade at El Caney and was
in position on the left line at San Juan
; Hill.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
"THE GRAY FELT HAT 1 - E. E. 8.,
City. "The Gray Pelt Hat," a poem, is to
be found in The Call of March 12, 1599 to
be had at the publication office.
WIDE TIRE LAW-Reader, California.
| The wide tire law was not amended by
I legislative enactment at the last held
i session of the Legislature; that is, no
measure to that end became a law.
SERGEANT MAJOR— OId Friend, City.
A sergeant major in the German army is
■ a non-commissioned officer who assists
. the adjutant. He ranks the color ser
geant, commissary sergeant, orderly ser
j geant and hospital sergeant.
THAT CARNATION— B. R. p., City.
The Lawson carnation was sold in Jan
uary of this year in the city of Boston to
Thomas F. Lawson. and it was named for
; him. The purchase price was $30,000. Since
! then California has produced a larger car
nation.
POWER OF ATTORNhV-F. C. City.
A person can locate a claim for another
on any mineral land of txie United States
or Territories without a power of attor
n< y. There is no limit to the number of
claims a person can locate. If Brown lo
cates a claim for Jones and subsequent
ly the two have a disagreement. Jones
can continue to work that claim without
having to relocate it.
EGGS-F. L. Alameda. Cal. The vari
ance in the price of eggs is regulated by
the variance in freshnes . Eggs that
command the highest prices are those
that are not more than twenty-four hours
Old, and are designate** s choice. Ranch
eggs is the designation of such as are
three or four days old; fresh eggs is an
plied to eggs a week or ten days old"
good eggs are such as have pas-;, hi a cer
tf\HY tf . mc> , and may be uapd f °r cooking
while the class that is designated as "eras
lv cents a dozen" are ci s that you have
to take your chance ns • - freshness
JISTICES-M. M.. Ferndale. Cal. The
following is a list of the Justices of the
Supreme Court and their residences in the
city of Washington, 1). C. : Melville W~
Fuller, Chief Justice, ISO 2 F street, N. "W •
J. M. Harlan, Fourteenth street and Eu
clid place, N. W.; Horace Gray ]601 I
street. N. \\V, D. J. Brewer. 1412 Mas
sachusetts avenue, N. W. : H. B. Brown
1720 Sixteenth street; George Sliiras Jr
1696 Massachusetts avenue, X. W. • E D*
White, 1717 JRhode Island avenue N w :
R. W. Peekham', 1217 Connecticut' avenue-
Joseph McKenna, 2127 California avenue'
N. W.
MEMORIAL ! DAY— Subscriber, City
The custom that led up to Decoration or
Memorial day had its origin in the South
ern States before the close of the War of
the Rebellion. Early in the spring of
each year the Southern women were! in
the habit of decorating the graves of
their dead soldiers with flowers, and an
unwritten law fixed May 30 as the day of
observance. - Similar ceremony was ob
served in the North, but without especial
unanimity. May 5. IS6B, General John A
Logan, then commander in chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, issued an
ord«r fixing May 30 of that year as the
day' for strewing the graves of dead sol
diers, and it 1 has- been the custom every
year since to observe that day. In many
of the States Memorial day is made a le
tul holiday.
CHINESE SLAVE
DEALERS WILL
FEEL THE LAW
They Will Get Orders
to Vacate.
MAYOR'S ATTORNEY AT WORK
IS DRAWING THE PAPERS TO FIT
THEIR CASE.
Vigilant Society Proposes to Get
After White Property Owners if
the Statute Is Further
Violated.
The movement Inaugurated by the Vigi
lant Society against the slave pens of
Chinatown Is going forward and gaining
adherents day by day. The secretary of
the organization for the suppression of
yellow vice has already received replies
from a number of clergymen of the city
announcing their pleasure at the prospect
of joining in the work. In addition* to
this, the Mayor is preparing to do his
share. He has requested his attorney, D.
C. Murphy, to draw up a form of notice
to keepers of such houses that will con
form to the provisions of the statute vio
lated and as soon as it is completed will
serve a copy on each* of the proprietors of
Chinese houses of ill fame.
Attorney Murphy will have finished his
work within a day or so, from which it is
inferred that the notices will be served
before the end of the week. The work of
service will be under the supervision of
the Chief of Police, to whom the Mayor
will turn over the notices. It will then
remain for the keepers to vacate their
premises or to suffer arrest at the expira
tion of the statutory time for removal.
That the members of the Bow Wah
Tong.all of whom are proprietors of slave
pens, will ignore the notices is expected.
They stand ready, as they have always
stood, to defy the law and take their
chances of victory by the well-worn
paths of corruption so familiar to Chi
nese feet. As of old. they expect to suc
ceed by tiring out the opposition. This
time, the Vigilants say, they are" reckon
ing without their host The members of
the newly formed society for the eradica
tion of the evils of Chinatown have
counted on such resistance and they are !
prepared to meet it on the flank. In
other words, they will attack the white
property owners, some of whom, it is
thought, would not care tn be dragged
into court there to admit that part of
their Incomes is derived from the dpgra<l
ation of female slaves. If the members
of the How Wah Tong refuse to move out
for the :irm of the criminal law, the Vigi
lants will invoke it against their white
landlord?. Warrants will be sworn out
against them under the same statute, and
they will be prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law.
That the Vigilants are gaining recruits
to their cau=e is manifested in the many
letters received at their headquarters
every day. Among those received yester
day was this one:
PAX FRAXfTSCO, May 20, 1899.
M. M Poote, Esq.. Secretary Vigilant So
ciety— My Deai Sir: Your favor received. I
heartily sympathise with the objects of the
< ikit iznti'in you represent, and shall be Rlad
tr> V>e counted arrnne Its members. Any service
I can render towaid purifying our city will be
gladly bestowed. Very truly yours.
RKV. \V. S. URMY.
AROUND THE
CORRIDORS
S. C. Smith, a Bakcrsfield capitalist, is
registered at the Lick.
Dr. A. H. Johnson of Cedar Rapids, la.,
is a guest at the Grand.
State Senator C. M. Simpson of Pasa
dena is staying at the Grand.
B. B. Broomel. an .insurance man of
Tacoma, is at the Occidental.
Dr. George T. Hussey. a prominent phy
sician of Seattle, is a late arrival at the
Lick.
Edwin Cawston and wife of South Pas
adena are among the guests at the Cal
ifornia.
John N. Woods, a large land owner of
Stockton is at the Grand, accompanied by
his wife.
F. Heurtevant, a mining man of Trinity
County, and Superior Judge Frank Short
of Fresno are registered at the Palace.
Brigadier General Fred D. Grant ar
rived from San Diego with his brother
yesterday morning and engaged apart
ments at the Palace.
Walter L Wiley has returned from Chi
cago, where he has been attending the
annual lettings of contracts for Indian
supplies and transportation, several of
which he secured.
Shot At Through a Window.
P. McGilley, a plasterer, living at 313
Eighth street, swore to a complaint in
Judge Graham's rourt yesterday- for the
arrest of "John Doe" Dyer, a boy 19
years of age, on the charge of discharg
ing firearms within the city limits, .v -
Gilley said that he and his wife wore sit
ting in the kitchen of their house on Sun
day afternoon, when Dyer fired a shot
through the window at them. The bullet
passed over their heads and struck ihe
wall. He saw a rifle in Dyer's hands after
the shot was fired. McGilley said «.hat
I>yor had be«n terrorizing the neighbor
hood for a long time.
DIRECTORY
O? RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURERS, MERCHANT"* 4
AND JOBBERS.
CATALOGUES AND PRICE LISTS MAILED ON APPLICATION.
PLEASE MENTION "THE CALL."
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• I. I'LUC^, Lac 9 Leather. 105-107 Mis-
Eton St., cor. Spear. Telephone Main 562. >
BO LER MAKERS.
EUREKA BOILER WORKS,
W. J. BRADY. Proprietor.
Special Attention Paid- to Repairs and Ship
Office and Worlcs-113-115 MISSION ST.
:: ;ii ; .»>l" Telephone Main 5045. .
• BOOKS AND STATIONERY. .
THE SAN fSaHCISBO HEWS COMPANY..
342 to 350 Oearv Street. Abore Powell.
■ Periodicals. Books and Stationery.
COAL. COKE AND PICJ IRON.
J. C. WILSON & CO.,
bOO BATTERY STREET.
Telephone Main 1564.
COPPERSMITH.
JOSEPH FOX, Supt. H. BLYTH. Mgr.
C. W. Smith, Ship Plumbing. Steamboat
and Ship Work a Specialty, 16 and 18
Washington St Telephone, Main 5641.
DRUGGISTS WHOLESALE.
REDINGTON & CO. s s o c n co s n t d a ?e d i st >? a ?n n 4 -
FRESH AND SALT MEATS.
lAS RftYF? & CSI '■■'■ Shipping Butchers. 104
J A3. DUIEJ a ■ Ml,, Clay. Tel. Main 1294.
WINEMAKERS
INDORSE THEIR
ASSOCIATION
Will Continue the Or
ganization.
CONVENTION TO MEET HERZ
THE PRINCIPAL WINE-MAKING
COUNTIES REPRESENTED.
Vineyardists Apparently Satisfied
With the Workings of the Asso
ciation During tha Five Years
of Its Existence.
From the deliberations of the director
ate of the California Winemakers' Asso
ciation yesterday it is evident, It will be^
continued in existence by the vineyardiste,
throughout the State. On Thursday of
next week delegates representing the four
great wine-making counties— Santa Clara,
Sonoma, Napa and Alameda— will meet in
convention at the Lick House.
This was determined upon at a special
meeting yesterday called to consider* a
petition signed by the vineyardists of
Santa Clara County. The petition follows:
The Honorable Bfard of Directors Califor
nia "Winemakers' (■orporation— Gentlemen:
Santa Clara County being one of the large
wine ppniucinp counties of the State, it is
respectfully requested by the undersigned
winemakers and 'members of the <"alifornia
Winemakers 1 Corporation of said county,
that you call a meeting of all the members
„: s.ii cofp< ration, immediately, t.i be held
in San Francisco, to indorse the results of
the corporation and its workings; its man
agement j n genera! by its able board of
directors, and to reorganize on the. present
basis, eliminating surh errors or making
such changes as experience has taupht will
be for the best interest of the winemakers
of the State.
After a general discussion it was deter
mined to postpone action on the petition
pending the forthcoming convention. The
consensus of opinion was that the asso
ciation would be continued. It was or
ganized five years ago by the representa
tive wine men of the State. They pool
the products of their vineyards, which
are handled by the association. This h«s
been proved a surcess and it is expected
i that new contracts will be entered into
I at the convention covering five years. The
! work of the association is carried out by
' a board of directors chosen from among
i its members. At the meeting yesterday
: were the following officials: President
! Henry J. Cr^rku. Vice President P. C.
Rossi, Treasurer B. W. Paxton. Secre
tary and Manager W. J. Hotchkiss. As
sistant Secretary J. J. Hassell; Directors
C. F. Montealegre, Paul In-lmas. H. B.
<"h;ise. Osgood Putnam, Peter Ball and
Mr Pickett.
NORMAL TRUSTEES MEET.
; San Francisco Board Elects Jucige
Denson President.
The board of trustees of the San Fran
cisco Normal School recently appointed
by the Governor met at the Palace yes
terday afternoon. There wer<
Judge S. C. Denson, F. A. Hyde, Judge
M. Cooney. H. G. \V. Dinkelspiel, W. < ;.
Jobson and State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction T. 3". Kirk, who is an ex
offlcio member of the board.
Permanent organization was effected by
the election of Judge Denson as president
and H. G. Y\\ Dinkelspiel secretary.
The matter of the election of two dele
gates to the joint board of normal trus
tees came up, but was deferred until the
next meeting, which will be held June 6.
Judge Cooney was appointed a commit
tee of one to confer with the local Board
of Education for a suitable site and prem
ises for the normal school soon to be es
tablished. If no other building is avail
able the board will take a lease of the
present Normal School for the State In
stitution.
Swallowed Carbolic Acid.
Mr?. Dora Hawley was taken from the
Hancock House on Mission street to the .
Receiving Hospital yesterday morning n
suffering from carbolic acid poisoning. )f
She said she had swallowed it in mistake
for medicine. She was soon pronounced
out of danger.
Cal. glace fruit 50c per \o at Townsend"**
Special Information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by th«
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
Important, 73 Fourth street, next stove
store, best eye glasses, specs, 10c to 40c. •
Nellie Murphy Held.
Nellie Murphy, the notorious pickpocket,
was yesterday held to answer before the
Superior Court by acting Police Judge
Groezinger on a charge of grand larceny
in $5000 bonds. She was accused of steal
ong $20 from Henry I«arson. She was also
convicted in Judge Slogan's court on a
charge of vagrancy and was ordered to
appear for sentence 'his morning-
Shake Into Your Shoes
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It makes tight or
new shoes feel easy. Cures Corns. Bunions,
Swollen. Tired, Sweating. Aching feet 30,000
testimonials. At all druggists and shoe stores,
l!sc. Ask to-day. Sample FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmste<i, Le Roy. N. T.
. ♦ .
If you suffer from looseness of bowels Dr.
Siegert's Anpostura .Utters will cure you. B«
sure you get Dr. Siegert's.
HARDWARE.
PALACE Hardware Co.. Importers and Deal-
ers in hardware, 60S Market; tel. Main 752. "
IRON FOUNDERS.
Western Foundry. Morton ii Hedley. Proa*.
234 Fremont St. Castings of Erery Ds.
scrlptlon Made to Order. Tel. BlaoH 1505.
liquorS!
OUDOLD WHISKEY, g»llon ...:.. $1.50 ; ease, $6 03
0. P. S. PONY. do. $2.50; c*« $10.0
L. CAHEH & SON. 418 B>craaanto St., 8. F.
no BETTER ON EARTH §ZE2&U M »
Comanche Ochre Co.. 20a Front; tel. Jessie 19.-6.
PAPER DEALERS.
WILLAMFTTF PULP AND P\PFP CO..
ffILLMmCI 722 Montgomery Stray-
PRINTINQ.
F C HIIfTHF^ PRINTER.
L- V*- lIHJUnLO.6II Sansome street.
THE HICKS- U\Wl\ C il Printers. Book-
llli, iilWaj-JL'l'U WU-, binders. 23 First st. ;
WAREHOUSEMEN.
THE HASLETT WAREHOUSE CO
Forwarding Agents and public Weighers. Gen-
eral Storage. Free and '.rain Warehouses Gen-
eral office. 210 California st. Tel. Main '19i4.
■ WATCHES. ETC. " ~
I- LI)NDY, Xi ls . ir' r 'w l H r^ fQr rj fln Jewelry and
i mmii! IS-k. bedding Rings. 43d st: J
WHiTr. AH *TJtAiWCOAL~ "^
Mined by the
BLACK DIAMOND COAL MIXING CO at it.
GREEN RIVER COLLIERIES
-«i 5 tb * Bert Coal in the Market!
Office ana Yards— Main' Su»^

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