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WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1899
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AGAIN, THE CRITICS.
OUR friendly reader and amicable antagonist re
turns again to the I ing The Call
in imperialism. By his letter, printed else
• Filipino con
y, with the reservation that Dewey's
ictor in the Spanish
• • Dewey was in Manila
I M the natives g
gntj of Panay. It it did, France
. •>• of the U stal use the pr< sence
c-t her land ed the final sur
f Git ■ t Yorktown. Indeed,
forces w< re in the
nflict with Cornwallis and her battle st
; ' mrs.
Our ■ the rule of law. of all
law, international included, that a sale re

pi wer i" deliver it. That Spain had nothing to sell in
roved by her failure to deliver. If
her title had been - r hantable we would
have been • . I February to vindicate it.
;- such ;. primary principle that* it > statement
ritics, friendly and un

Our correspondent takes the ground that Spain
owned th< I | pie, and hud the right
to sell the latter, not emancipate, but sell them not
enfranchisement and freedom, but sell them out
(■," hi eel ■ ours. This is a position not
heretofore taken by Americans b< I its heresy
.; scheme of g<
We have n the right of monarchies to sell
and of thi to buy the sovereignty and right
• itory, but not to sell civilized
A republic cannot
remain a republic and hold subjects. Therefore, in
i ii r first ■ the purchase of sovereignty and the
eminent domain to territory, we stipulated
. France that her subjects living in Louisiana
should be citizens of the United States. In
buying i Spain, we did the same. At the
■ of the Mexican War and our acquisition of all
Western and Southwestern territory, we stipu
thereon were to be citizens of
I Stati • ise < : Texas, we admitted
I.< r ■ ■•• the Union and made all of her people
cur fellow citizens, after firsi giving them the oppor
tunity to say by ballot whether they wished the
chair.
Thi> explanati n to he often necessary be
■ imperialists persist in analogizing what we are
g to do in the tro] ' i ipines with what we
the spread of our institutions
rritory in the temperate zone.
The ii - do noi propose to admit the Fili
tizei ;hip. Therefore, in the
■.'■:' Paris 5] nd we buy them as sub
■ • Is i cfuse to be delivered.
\V< are asked | ive think should be done with
■ ' of changing in a year in
our ■ ■ ■ year ago we had
. the same knowledge of them that nine tenths of
■ <>ple had.
Since then Dewey, whom our critic so highly re
•-. Ins said: "The Filipinos are much more
capable of self g< ■ ernment than are the Cubans, and
I know both i"
This being true, what would our critic d^ with the
Cubans if the Filipinos are to he held as subjects?
There is a touch of humor in the situation anent
oan kingship that reminds one of the oyster
in the fable. Of that famous bivalve it is related that
red on a sea beach by two wayfarers.
of them stooped and picked it up, but the other
or of the fact thai ho saw ii first
'I he dispute w; j s left to a lawyer who happened to pass
that way He calmly opened the bivalve, swallowed
jui< y morsel inside, rind, parting the shells, crave
••■ to each of the disputants. The island kingship
: - the oyster on the beach, the ownership of which
three Commissioners of the powers have settled
swallowqig, pivinj; Malietoa Tanu and Mataafa a
shell each.
Arthur Twining Hadley, the new president of
Yale, says it is a mistake to think that the army
who :'.re =o hungry for commissions are
. merely curbstone brokers.
.The Peace Congress minht take with profit another
leaf out of the American book. Let it proclaim a
.Thanksgiving day. That ought to scatter the Young
Turkey party.
NEWS FROM VOLUNTEERS.
SIXCPI military operations began in the unde
clared war against the Filipinos the rigid cen
sorship maintained by General Otis has been so
effective that the American people are not in posses
sion of the real facts of that distant situation, except
as given in the letters of volunteers. These letters
reach the general public only through their publica
tion, usually in some country paper. Hence it is that
the real current history of the far war is being pub
lished i:i papers all over lowa, Kansas, Nebraska.
■ Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho. Washington and else
: where in the States which have volunteers in the field.
The collection of these letters to make a connected
story is impossible, but each is complete in its narra
tive and furnishes the truth, which is rigidly excluded
from the official nnd censored news.
Private Smith of the Fifty-first lowa writes under
date of May 7, and we find his letter in the State
■ Press, published in lowa City. The editor takes pains
■ to state that he omitted the must serious parts of it.
so that, after all, what appears has passed a censor.
Private Smith says:
"As the American line advances soldiers mu*t be
left in the r ear to guard, thus weakening the fighting
fi rce as each advance is made. Our boys have to
charge every trench, only to find themselves outrun
and the native army far in advance. Every native
man, woman and child in the islands is a soldier, and
they wage a furious running fight As a rule they
are poor shots, or our army would have been de
stroyed long ago. Should the natives keep up the
1 pace much longer the American army will be in bad
pc, as many of the men are sick from the oppres
sive heat and fever. Whenever a man drops out of
the American army it means an idle rifle, while, on the
: other hand, the enemy always has some one ready to
fill up the gap made by the bullets of our soldiers.
"The volunteers are being pushed to the front, as
are supposed to be coming home soon, and some
of the regulars remain around Manila. When this
island is once under control there are two more that
must be taken in exactly the same manner, and it will
require a hundred thousand troops to hold them.
The United States sized these people up too cheaply,
and. though the military officers said they had them
whipped two months ago. the fact of the matter is
• the enemy is as strong as ever. We are losing
force on the tiring line every day. and the more ter
ritory we take the greater the force required to hold
the ground. After getting beyond reach of the gun
boats on the bay our force is weakened to a great ex
tent in each skirmish. The rainy season is just start
ing and it pours to beat the band, so if more volun
teers come they will like the place! Any place
would be a paradise compared to this hole, and I
i think the United States will get good and sick of this
, expansion business before they get through with it.
It will cost us ten millions to get this one island un- i
(\i control. The natives have better arms than our
: ers. and their Mausers kill twice as far as our
Springfield-. We have to stand their fire until within
charging distance, and then they fall back. I have
-1 1 n men in our army pulling artillery and mules
standing in the shade, the officers being afraid the
mules would be killed. These high officers stay a mil?
in the rear and send an orderly with an order for as
to charge, and then they get all the praise."
Xo comment i- needed. The volunteers are citizens
; and look beyond the day's tight and measure the fu
; ture.
In the Dcs Moines Leader of June 11 is a letter
, from Mrs. Kitty Loper. wife of the colonel of the [
Fifty-first lowa. It is written from the hospital sta
tion on Corregidor Island. The lady says:
"'The prospect now is that we may reach home some
time this fall, possibly sooner. If they do not send
our volunteer regiments home soon there will only be
a handful to go homo, they are so rapidly succumbing
ickness and fighting. You mothers at home may
a- well know that your hoys are in constant danger
and be prepared for the worst if it come. This war :
! in the Philippines is not so flowery as it is pictured to
i you at home. You get only one side of it. the other :
i being concealed by those high in command. The '
i lives of our brave boys are being constantly sacrificed
to add to the laurels of those same high officers. As :
; I heard one of the colonels say the other day, they i
arc killing our volunteers in attempting to accom- !
in a few weeks what will take years to accom
plish."
The last sentence of that letter may well be studied. !
The imperialists have been in such a hurry to get
! in and grasp the profits of conquest and get the
salaried places which will so abound in the civil and ;
military administration required by our subjects that
they have led the Government into a serious piece of i
i business without adequate preparation. It was said j
recently that when the volunteers return they will be i
, missionaries for imperialism, and will insist on hold
ing the beautiful islands they have conquered. But
| the volunteers are not children who wish to play with j
' a venomous snake just because it is pretty. They are
: American citizens of full stature, and have ideas about
; the* military and civil policy of their Government
; which do not run with the imperial dreams of the
i schemers who wish to use an army to repress liberty
abroad and destroy it at home.
THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION-
THE intention of the Huntington monopoly, act
ins through its obedient servitor. Governor
Gage, to have an extraordinary session of the
, Legislature called, in order that its much worn chattel,
: Daniel M. Burns, may be elected to the Federal Sen
; ate. was fully disclosed in The Call of yesterday. The
omplishment. of this nefarious design against the
welfare and the respectability of the State, through
a gubernatorial appointment, has been appar
! ently abandoned. The interesting question now is
whether, under the law. the new scheme can suc
ceed.
Precedents for the election of a Federal Senator for
a full term at a special legislative session, when at a
regular session the joint convention failed to elect,
may exist, but. if so. such examination as The Call
has been enabled to make has failed to discover them.
A reference to applicable constitutional and statu
tory provisions is apparently conclusive against the
existence of the power. The reason for the disability
of the State executive to appoint under article I. sec
tion 3, of the Federal constitution, is because the term
of Stephen }£• White expired March 3, 1809, while
the Legislature was in regular session and actually
engaged in voting for his successor, and, therefore,
there was no vacancy within the meaning of the sec
tion. If -a vacancy for some cause other than the
expiration of a term by limitation had been created
after the Legislature adjourned, then the Governor
could have appointed for the unexpired remainder of
the term, subject to the elective right of the Legis
lature, either in special or regular session, to sup
! plant the temporary appointee. The statutory law on
this subject is quite clear, and it seems equally clear
against the power which Mr. Huntington now desires
to usurp.
A$ Judge Story has observed in his "Commentaries
on the Federal Constitution," that instrument did not
prescribe in what manner Federal Senators should be
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1899.
j chosen by State Legislatures. The procedure was
j confided to the States, subject to the enactment of a
! controlling law by Congress, under article I, section
; 4. of the Federal constitution, such as was actually
! passed July 25. 1866. This statute does not change
the provisions of our Political Code, which, by section
1332, declares that elections for Senators in Congress
for FULL terms must be held "at the REGULAR
session of the Legislature next preceding the com
mencement of the term to be filled, " and. by section
1332. that VACANCIES shall be filled by election
"at the SESSION of the Legislature next succeeding
the occurrence of such vacancy." The discrimination
here evident is carried out by the Revise-d Statutes of
the United States, which, under title 11, chapter 1,
' provides, as in the Political Co<!e. that the Legisla
ture "chosen" next preceding the expiration of a full
I Senatorial term to be filled shall proceed to elect on
the second Tuesday after its organization, or, when a
vacancy occurs pending the regular session, then on
the second Tuesday after organization and notice. An
independent section, a? in the Political Code, ap
'. plies to other vacancies.
It Follows that the same discrimination between full
nnd unexpired terms and between regular and other
legislative sessions is recognized both by Congress
and by the State, and, therefore, as an original ques
tion at least, that the power of the Legislature at an
extraordinary session to elect at all for a full term,
that is, where no vacancy exists, is extremely doubt
ful. But there is no doubt whatever that the Gov
ernor has no power to convene the Legislature for
t lie purpose of electing a Federal Senator. It has
been frequently held that such an election is not a
legislative act. Our State constitution of 1849, by
article V, section 0. permitted the Governor to con
vene the Legislature by proclamation, and, when as
sembled, to state the purposes of his action. But the
constitution of 1870. article V, section 9. disposed of
this generality and declares that the executive may,
"on extraordinary occasions, convene the Legislature
by proclamation, stating the purposes for which he
has convened it. and. when so convened, it shall have
no power to LEGISLATE on any subjects other
than those specified in the proclamation."
The condition of the Federal Senatorship is ex
actly as the regular session of the Legislature left it.
No "extraordinary" or other "occasion" has since
arisen. And the executive can only convene the Leg
islature for its law-making business. Therefore, if
Governor Gage should attempt to work out the rail
road design to elect Dan Burns by means of a procla
: mation, his act would be void on its face. If he makes
the effort by creating some extraordinary legislative
i occasion, as no "vacancy" e\ist«. it is most doubt
in! whether in that manner the fraud could be legally
consummated.
The contortions of the heavenly twins, under the
high pressure of railroad steam, are agile, but gro
tesque.
THE COMING YACHT RACE.
REPORTS of the two yacht?, the Columbia and
the Shamrock, which have l>een constructed to
contest with one another the possession of the
famous America's cup, afford a striking evidence of
the value of such contests in improving the art of
yacht building. At each successive race the compet
ing yachts have been better and fleeter than those of
. the one which preceded it. The Defender, which won
! the match against the Valkyrie, was supposed to he
very near perfection in the way of a racing yacht, but
the Columbia, just launched, has in a trial trip walked
away from her with comparative ease.
The Shamrock has not yet been tested, but she was
launched on Monday, and the experts who saw her
are sanguine she will prove to be the best racing yacht
ever built in a British shipyard. A great secret has
neen made of her construction, and even her dimen
! *ions have not yet been authoritatively made public.
: Her owner. Sir Thomas Lipton, is a self-made man
: ot vast wealth, who does not count the cost nor hag-
J g!e over expense on any enterprise on which he has set
■ his heart, and we may be sure that whatever British
1 ingenuity could device for making the Shamrock per
fect has been done. Nothing has been spared any
where because of a lack of funds.
It was the intention of the challenger that the
Shamrock should be built in an Irish shipyard, but all
of them were too busy to undertake it. The yacht,
therefore, is Irish in name only. It is said by those
who saw her when she was about to be launched that
never before was such a beautiful, such a perfectly
modeled specimen of a racer constructed in the three
kingdoms, and British experts are reported to be san
guine of winning the trophy for which they have so
often contested in vain. •
Such being the excellencies of the two yachts, it <>
probable we are to have the excitement of the great
est race in the history of the world. Moreover, it
promises to be carried out in a thoroughly sportsman
like way. free from all the wrangles which made the
last contest so unpleasant to all concerned. The
success of the Columbia in beating the Defender on
'. her trial trip encourages the hope that the trophy will
remain with us. If we should lose it, however, the
loss would not be for long. A prompt challenge
would go to the winner, and American skill would set
itself to the task of improving on the Columbia as
much as the Columbia has improved on the Defender.
THE PRESS AND THE FAKER.
NJ OT in San Francisco only, but throughout the
j State, has there been an expression of
popular indignation against the faker who, be
cause his son has been successful in the prize-ring,
has undertaken to profit by the notoriety in the
career of a street preacher.
In commenting upon the subject the Riverside En
terprise says: "We can agree with the San Francisco
Call that the worst faker yet is the reverend father of
Jim Jeffries. He is leading a soul-saving crusade in
San Francisco and advertising the business by the un
savory renown of his jaw-jamming son."
The Placerville Nugget is equally strong in its con
demnation and says: '"It is indeed an extreme case
of the many cranky notions and foolish assertions
which help to offend and antagonize the decent sense
and feeling of many people. Mr. Jeffries Sr. should
take to the hills and find a hole."
These are illustrations of the general sentiment of
the people of all parts of California on the subject,
and furnish proof that the faker will not be successful
in his efforts to "elevate the pulpit" on his lines in
any community of the State. Clearly there is a limit
to the endurance of the public. There are some
things which even the wide toleration of Californians
will not support.
The Due d'Orleans crashed himself into a brick
wall the other day and was severely battered. He cer
tainly ought to be accustomed to the sensation after
so many tilts against the brick wall of French repub
licanism.
A Los Angeles character, who began life as a
sheepherder and won wealth by unremitting energy,
has died in poverty and disgrace. He probably over
looked the road taken by Governor Gage.
BERKELEY WILL ADD HER SHARE
TO THE DEWEY STATUE FOND
Captain William H. Marston, President of the Board of Trustees
Berkeley.
BERKELEY is the latest city to swing Into line for the Dewey mon
ument, and with its well-known reputation for aiding in public
matters it will not be behind its sister cities in promoting the
movement. Captain W. H. Marstnn, president of the Board of
Trustees, the highest municipal officer, has this to pay:
BERKELEY, June 27.— T0 the Editor of The Call— Sir: Per
sonally I approve of the erection of a monument to Dewey most
heartily. It was undoubtedly a wioe move on the part of Mayor
Phelan and the Monument Committee to make this a State
instead of a local affair. It was the appropriate thing to do, and
should meet with a ready response on all sides. I cannot say at
the present moment what stand this city will take. When the
movement for closing saloons was on, a few weeks ago, people
showed an enthusiasm which was quite surprising, and they were
willing and ready to subscribe money even to carry their point.
If the same interest is shown in this, we will be able to do
something substantial. I intend to talk the question over with
several of the leading citizens, and should it seem advisable we
shall call a public meeting in order to bring it before the city.
WILLIAM H. MAFvSTON.
President Board of Trustees.
"FREDERICK,
THE GREAT" AT
THE ALCAZAR
To set a living, breathing Frederick
before a critical public is a task that
might strain the combined ability of half
a dozen good dramatic writers. That vio
lent, egotistical, savage, yet tender and
affectionate old paradox, who galloped
from the field of Mollwitz for very fright
at his first battle and was yet the greatest
commander of his age. owing many a de
feat to his own blunders and many ;i vic
tory to his generals; that military despot,
without confidants, who without scruple
would abandon his allies at the moment
of victory: that lover of poetry, who yet
missed the best literary companionship
because he hated his mother tongue and
knew no other save his idolized French
which he never learned to spell: that
humorist who signed himself "by the
the grace of God, King of Prussia. Elec
tor of Brandenburg and possessor of Vol
taire." whom he "knew to be a scoun
drel." and yet made use of for very need.
By some lie was painted the sensualist
and voluptuary, by others the epitome of
moderation, benevolence, peace; a tena
cious old warhorse who lived beyond his
three score and ten on four hours" sleep
mi t of twenty-four and died possessed of
but one fine dress and so poor in shirts
that his valet de chambre supplied one
for his burial.
George Foster Platt. the author, who
also manages the stage and plays a part
well, has covered with his strong play
three eventful years of Frederick's life.
and he has handled his subject well. He
is such a master at writing good speeches
and inventing clever situations that we
wish he might 'never condescend to a pub
lic taste for broad comedy. 'Tjs the one
false note in a vigorous composition. In
four acts he shows us the King in his
moods of domestic tyranny, his phases of
wit and philosophy, his military greatness
and decision, that counted not the cost;
his tender sympathies for those who
worked and "suffered in the Interests of
his empire. In the play Silesia, for which
he fought so many years, is made the
theme of his life: La Rarbnrina. the Star
of Italy, its variation. The present ver
sion Is not the one featured by Mr. Mor
rison during his coming season, for the
last two acts have been rewritten, greatly
enhancing its value and strength. The
Alcazar stage was found Inadequate to
the scenic needs of the altered work. Mr.
Morrison plays Frederick with unmistak
able pleasure In the part and with the
light and shade that make a most con
vincing picture of the crusty old fire
eater. He "sees" Frederick and trans
lates his vision into his work. In his
generous giving of the best that is in him
he is a quiet sermon to many a slovenly
worker In his chosen field. Would they
might profit by it. In the hands of Miss
Roberts La Barbarina is indeed a Star of
Italy and several other places. Her knack
of appearing In a new gown and fetching
head dress whenever scenes need bright
ening whs appreciated by the audience
and applauded before even a word was
spoken. Her first stormy interview with
Frederick was refreshing as a breeze In
August. T wonder why actors have never
thought of responding to encores and re
peating scenes! If opera singers take that
liberty, why not the mummers? Now.
there's an argument for an enterprising
essayist! The Yon Trenck of Mr. "Whlt
tlppev was excellent — all the more so as
the Amelia of the cast could never inspire
the beautiful, impassioned love speeches
spoken so tenderly and gracefully. Mr.
Scott's Voltaire is yet a little uncertain
as to key. With larger time he will grasp
the character more securely. He cannot
be created in a week. We commend the
handling of the scene where he and Mau
perltus exchange the gentlemanly cour
tesies of pig and fool. Miss Howe's
Countess Swartzfeld w#s somewhat strid
ent and rather fortissimo; Mr. Webster's
General Hulson a very creditable per
formance. Miss Virginia Drew made her
professional debut as the Queen and
seemed fresh from the hands of the elo
cution teacher. She has talent, but must
undo much of her training.
"Frederick the Great" !s educational
and merits the best houses. In these days
of patriotism and firecrackers it is well
to remember that he once sent a sword
of honor to our own Washington with
the generous message. "From the oldest
general In the world to the greatest "
CHARLOTTE THOMPSON
New Quarantine Officer.
J. J. Klnyoun has been appointed by the
Treasury Department as Quarantine" Offi
cer In place of Dr. Brooks, who has been
relieved from duty.
THE CALL CRITIC AGAIN.
To the Editor of The Call— Sir: Would
you kindly grant spare for another letter
—the last on this subject— from "Another
Call Critic," fo called. In answer to the
undersigned, in your issue of the 13th
inst., you Pay in regard to Iloilo, "the
Spanish surrender to the natives made
them by the laws of war the sovereigns
of Panay; thc-y made the conquest, forced
the surrender and ended Spanish jurisdic
tion themselves without help from us."
I claim that Dewey gave great assist
ance in the taking of Iloilo by the na
tives, and he never left Manila Bay,
either. He sank the ships that could
have relieved the town and penned up the
Spanish soldiers in Manila that could
have reinforced the garrison had t h < \
been able to get there. In other words,
he made it possible for the natives tj
take the place, just as much as he pre
vented the American merchant vessels "f
the Pacific Coast from being captured
or destroyed, and he was not here, either.
His guns reached far— good for some, bad
for others.
It pains me to think that Spain sold
something to the United States for $2 >.
-0 that she did not own. Uncle Sam,
thought to be so sharp in business (evon
if he could not fight), failed to find the
cloud on the title. Not even friendly Eng
land or any great power warned poor
uncle, and only one flying diplomat
named Agoncillo noticed the flaw and
protested Poor title and all, I would likv?
to see some foreign power try to buy
Panay from the natives on the strength
of uncle's bogus title! But in all serious
ness, Mr. Editor, what do you think ought
to be done with those islands? You hav°
changed your ideas so much in a year
about those people. In an editorial of
May 12. ISOS. is tht- following: "But when
we did it we destroyed Spain's power to
protect the civilized people of the Philip
pines frnm massacre by the insurgent de
scendants of the Malay headhunter*.
Talk about a republic in those islands
is like talk about a Sioux or an Apache
republic in Dakota or Arizona. Not only
are those £.000.000 mongrels ignorant of
self-government." etc. etc.
Hops an Apache change In a year?
Thanking you in advance. I remain, yours
respectfully. WILLIAM STILL.
127 A Guerrero street. San Francisco.
THE HANDSOME TEACHER OF
ALAMEDA.
To the Editor nf The Call— Sir: In jus
tice to others, permit me pome of your
space. I rrfer to "Handsome Teacher
Wanted" in your Alameda columns of the
24th inst.. and to squibs in other papers
not Po reputable.
I am at the service of reporters at all
times, but it is in writing over my signa
ture; all other statements I disown.
About five months a*o, as Clerk, I re
ceived an application for our school "on
the occurrence of a vacancy." I filed it.
Recently two Trustees were elected. The
new board is organized for business tha
first Saturday in July. Not until then
can a teacher be elected. I, a hold-over,
called the new board together to discuss'
informally, school matters. As I under
stand it. we thought the sentiment of the
district preferred a teacher of experience
up to date in methods; if a lady, unmar
ried, and a stranger to the district; and
I learned our school was promised to rio
one. also that about twenty applications
were looked over.
The writer of this five-months-old ap
plication—was she alive, in reach, did s!ie
still wish the school, who was she, mar
rtea or single? We did not know
After we parted, it occurred to me it :
would be a kind act to let the lady know
there was a vacancy and the testimon
ials needed.
The other Trustees were as ignorant of !
my writing, and what I wrote, as the
good President of the T'nited States. ,
And any statement purporting to rumt
from me that I looked upon anything I [
wrote as a joke, or that the other Irus
tecs did. cr knew of it. or approved of it, I
is as false as false can be. no matter
"here it appears or who may say it.
Did the lady remember having sent this I
old application? To fully refresh her '
memory in the premises ' and save my j
time. I noted on her application and
mailed it in the envelope she had ad
dressed.
"There is a vacancy: will be filled early
in July. Wa wish a teacher of experi
ence, up to date, and unmarried." The I
application and address were silent on
thesethree needs. I did not write "Misa
— " or "Madame." for I did not know
which she was; or age, or looks. "If
good looking that is no objection and
one Trustee is single. I write you be
cause this application is old."
i A teacher of experience would have
said: "Ah. good! I will have the chil
dren of but two Trustees in school."
"Good looking!" Emphasize these two
words. I did not say "handsome." I cio
not wish children for ten months in Ihj
year to face an 111-looking teacher. Of
course, I never saw one. Now, if yaiL
say she is both good looking and h.Vij^P
some or beautiful, that Is an added m--r V
I will ever think so. T
To my dull head, all I wrote is purs
business. I never thought it a joke, or
ever said so or Intimated so. And n;>
one knew a word I had written prior to
the receiver opening it.
I am thus explicit to clear the nth^r
Trustees of my crime. They did not
elect me Clerk; they cannot depose na
and are wholly innocent. They are good
men. and the attempt to drag them into
this is not the act of good men.
Who dragged the applicant before th»
public is not for me to say. \estenlay t
lady purporting to be her married c
with her husband called on me. Sh
stated that her father and sister were | n
Amador County all this time and had
been, and knew nothing of it.
She appeared greatly distressed, "and
my sister Is so modest and retirine
suffering will be awful!"
If the applicant has friends who. i
absence, receive, open and make pi
hT letters and act the fool genera
is a misfortune I trust your paper
make all the amends it can.
We will npfii school with two of t u ,<»
best Trustees (I am so black all that has
been satd touches me noti and the t
snitiost schoolhouse in Alameda Coi
and we want the best equipped tea
in the county.
Said applicant may he that teacher.
and I tried to give her such notice thai
she could make that fact known to -
Trustees. But her friends, ah! h«r
friends! Honl soft gui ma! y pense.
C. H. ALLISON.
Alameda. June 2fi. 1899.
HONOR THE BRAVE.
To the Kditor of The Call— Sir: T hav|
jii = t finished rending the fiery eloquen/^L
of Governor Roosevelt at the grand r»^
union of the famoua Rouph Riders, ar '
! share with him in showering the laurels
I of heroism on the pallnnt survivors of s
I Juan- TIHI. Th" Rouen Riders, as I
country know*, were the pick and
of the dare-devil fighters of th>' W.
a sprinkling of lion-hearten societj
like Roosevelt. Hamilton Fisk and t!
dashing young Capron. l'iif.>rtiinate!v ( r
our country, after displaying such n -
nificent courage and power of executl
the Rough Riders retired from the Held '
! Mars with tlif close of the Cuban
palgn. Anrl this recalls the fact that S
i Francisco has now within her pates. <
their way to the Philip Dines, a remna
the heroic colored soldiers who wer<
le<=<? brave and effective on that r>
day in the storming of San Juan Hi
It will he remembered that the Ninth ai I
Tenth Cavalry of the regular army,
fighting on foot, really led the van
paved the day. These colored troopers
according to every correspondent, foughi
iik<-' devils, and but for them the redi
I able Rough Riders would have bep-i
! massacred and exterminated. In trn
j guage of George M. Hurley of New Yo
', who was wounded four times in
' bloody engagement, "there can he i,
doubt that none of them (the Rough
■ Riders i would have lived to tell the tal*
[ had the arrival of the Ninth and Tenth
for any reason heen retarded." The sec
! ond white man on the hill that day was
Captain John F. Mrßlain of San Fran
: Cisco, where he enlisted as a private over
, twenty years ago. As raptaln of onr> of
the companies of the Ninth Cavalry, Cap
tain Mrßlain led his brave fellows into
; the very jaws of death, and no man fal
; tered. How nobly the Ninth and Tenth
; did their duty has been recognized by .
I Colonel Roosevelt, and is now a matter
of history. In view of the splendid record.
: while glorying in the honors paid to
the Rough Riders, who have now retired,
would It not be well and patriotic for this
great city to pay some attention— get up
; some public demonstration In recognition
! of the heroic colored soldier? now In our
midst, whose splendid courage blazed
I forth on San Juan Hill, and who are still
. in the service and en route for further
fighting? It seems to me there should be
"lor line In natriotlsm. Respect
fully. R. L.
THE JOURNAL AND THE CLARK
BABY.
The New York Journal offered a reward
of 12000 to the person or persons who
should be Instrumental in returning the
Clark baby t" tts mother. When the bahv
was found the Journal announced tha*
$1000 should be given to the woman who
recognized the baby and really put the po
lice on the track of the kidnapers, and
$1000 should be deposited with the Jour
nal's pet trust company, to be paid to th"
baby herself when she reached the age of
twenty-one or should get married. Why
the baby should receive any part of the
money promised to its discoverers is not
apparent. Perhaps it never will. The life
expectation of a twenty-months' baby
gives the Journal a good strong string on
that $1000. And yet it asks the public to
help it make capital out of Admiral
Dewey's popularity by intrusting it with
money to buy him a loving cup which he
doesn't want, nnd probably wouldn't ac
cept from the Journal— New York Life.
"UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."
Hereafter when a Mayor of San Fran
cisco says he is "unalterably opposed*'
to any proposition or scheme we should
all remember to add "until further no
tice." It is not that we should care
what the Mayor does, but simply for th*
correct construction of his language. A
Mayor of a great city is presumed to be
a man of his word, and therefore there
is the more need for having all his mean-
Ing put into words, that no one may be
misled.— Berkeley World -Gazette.
Another Assessor's Suit.
The Nevada Bank brought suit yester
day in the United States Circuit Court
against Assessor Dodge to restrain him
from collecting taxes on $<53.0f»n worth '
personal properly, consisting of stock, etc
The suit is similar to others recently
brought by other banks.
Cal. glace fruit BOc per lb at Townsend's.*
Special Information supplied dally to
business houses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
In the Divorce Court.
Genevleve M. P.urnham was granted a
divorce yesterday from E. W. Burnham
on the ground of desertion. Lena Pruhm
asks for a divorce from Charles H. Pruhm
on the ground of failure to provide.
Reduced Kate to Detroit and Return
Over Northern Pacific Railway.
The C. E. convention will be held In Detroit
this year, commencing July fc Tne Northern
Pacific will be official route, as it wnj In 1897.
when the convention was held in San Frr.-icts:-o.
Over 10,000 people returned East over the
Northern Pacific, and they were loud In their
praises over the many beauties seen along ha
line Tou will have a nice, cool, pleasant
journey enjoying the riKWrt luxurious of accom
modations. Btopover allowed at the wonderful
Yellowstone Park. Send 6c In stamps for il
lustrated book to T. K. Stateler. General
Agent 63S Market it. Kan Franoisco.
EXCURSION TO
SBl— Detroit, Mich., and Beturn — $81
Leave San Francisco 8 a. m.. June 29, th<s
Burlington Route will run an excursion to
Detroit in charge of a special manager. Up
holstered tourist Bleeping cars used on this
occasion. Route via Salt Lake and Denver,
passing Colorado scenery by daylight. Arrive
Detroit 6 p. m. July 3. Berths reserved, etc.,
at 32 Montgomery street. San Francisco, or
972 Broadway. Oakland.
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup'
H:is Veen used for fifty years by millions oi
mothers for their children while Teething wti i
perfect success. It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays Pain, cures Wind Colic, reg
ulates the Bnwels and Is the best remedy ft r
Diarrhoeas, whether arising from teething oi
other causes. For sale by Druggifts In tvery
part of the world. Be sure and ask for Mrs.
Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup. 250 a bottle.
Low Bates to Detroit, Michigan, for
Christian Endeavor Convention.
The SANTA FE ROUTE will make rate o
$81 for the round trip. Tickets on sale Jupj
29th. For full particulars call at ticket off £
628 Market street, this city, or 1118 Broadway,
Oakland.
HOTEL. DEL CORONADO— Take advantage
of the round-trip tickets. Now only J6 11 feS
steamship. Including fifteen days 1 board at
hotel; longer stay $2 50 per day. Apply at «
New Montgomery street, San Franciscq. " • „

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