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ir.ental alchemy the opinion held by the local yellow sheet in reference to Senator Bard was changed from hysterical antagonism to fulsome adulation. Can it be possible that the business office is responsible? A$ a perpetrator and model of modern piracy the local telephone monopoly is entitled to the gravest consideration. The people seem inclined to give it and the Supervisors to facilitate it. A special election would teach the pirates wonders in common sense.- The sewer cleaners who. by command of our new organic, municipal, law, must give bonds to the city, Jir.ve a reasonable right to infer that they are sus j-'t-cted of having larcenous designs upon our antique wwer system. The Kentucky . political feud has probably passed the danger point. It has been takeg into the courts arid most of the contestants will in all likelihood die a natural death before it is concluded. San Lcandro has added to the splendid record of the vrst resources of California and its products. An irate ci'.izcn has used a beefsteak to excellent advantage as a deadly weapon. . Our latest prize-fight swindle is very clear evidence that the gentle art of thievery is practice/1 with marked success in our midst A project is on foot to establish in this city a cont mercial museum for the display of the products of the world. This ought to suggest itself as an excellent opportunity for us to exhibit plaster casts of some, of the political products now reigning in the City Hall. The glorious privilege of lying like gentlemen seems to have its drawbacks in a notorious case now on trial in one of our local courts. The "gentlemen" concerned seem to have the unfortunate faculty of getting caught. If court scenes in the City Hall continue to be as warlike as they have been of late it might not be amiss for the new Chief of Police to detail a few patrolmen for garrison dut/ in the antique pile. The park suicide who left a dying admonition tc his wife to beware of a man who drinks had evidently quenched his thirst tg his satisfaction, and didn't care to have his successor follow his example. If the Supervisors follow the lead of their Finance Committee in reference to street lights dark lantern, and portable artillery will be the fashionable equip ment of night pedestrians after March i. The preacher who is pleading for patronage on the score that he is a reformed -gambler and drunkard evidently thinks that San Franciscans take kindly ;o indecent spectacles in a sacred cause. "Fighting Joe Wheeler" has at last got a job where his martial spirit can revel in the clash of arms. He will take charge of a Colorado training-school for rough riders. MR. OLNEY ONCE MORE OF all the rainbow chasers of our time none are more persistent in their chasing, or are more subject to illusory rainbows, than that class of people who call themselves "conservative Democrats." The object of their pursuit in chasing the rainbows that shine in upon their imaginations is to get away from Bryan. Every time they sec any thing that glitters in the upper air, or along the dis tant horizon, they think it a sign from heaven that Bryanism shall be no mere, and rush toward *it with all the devotion of a fanatic's zeal. If anything in Democratic politics can be ac counted as sure, the renomination of Bryan. by the national convention of the party this year is that thing. Time and agnin efforts have been made to raise new is sues for the party or to find new leaders. The men who have engaged in such efforts have not been lacking in political astuteness. To that end Hill and Tammany have combined in New York, Gorman has lent his aid in Maryland, and many an influential Southerner has co-operated; but all efforts have been in vain. Still the delusive hope survives, and works so po tently upon the minds that cherish it that now at this late day it paints another rainbow on the political sky. The ardent conservatives are persuaded they perceive a movement in the West for the nomination of Olney. Had the Olney rainbow appeared in New England it would have been a not unreasonable vision: or had the western glow shown the face of some other con servative there would have been at least a seeming reliability in it; but the sudden fancy of a movement ii> the West for the nomination of Olney is something like lunacy. The fantastic vision, however, has its votaries among persons who are capable of discussing it with great gravity and decorum. Thus, for example, the New York Post says Indiana is the center of the movement for Olney's nomination, and proceeds to moralize upon it thus: > "Probably no such good fortune is in store for the Democrats and the country as the nomination of ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. KOPJE AND LAAGER— A. S., Tracy. Cal. In Dutch "kopje" means a small hill and "laager" means a camp. CORRECT EXPRESSIONS— A. B. S. F., CKy. It Is proper to say two pairs of curtains; also to say two spoonfuld of flour. CLEVELAND'S ELECTION— A. • S., City. Grover Cleveland was elected Pres ident of the United States In ISS4 and again in 1892. ¦ MUST WAIT A YEAR— W.. City. A woman lawfully divorced In this State at this time must wait a year before she can marry again In this State. TO SECURE A PATENT— \V. C. City. The safest way to secure a patent Is to employ the services of a reputable patent agent. The first cost for obtaining a pat ent, aside from the fee paid th* agent. Is $15 for the application and J2O for issuance of the patent. THE BOURGOGNE— A. B. R.. Half nioon Bay, Cal. The French line steamer La Bourgogne foundered early July 4, IS9B, after a collision with the British iron ship Cromartyshire, sixty miles south of Sable Island. Of the 725 people on board 535 were drowned. TWENTY-DOLLAR PIECES— S. J. P., City. There is no premium offered for $20 pieces coined during the seventies. Dealers charge for such coins 1 ssutvl . IK7O to IS>O, oxcept those of 1575 ana 1576, tr^.m *-"5 to $30, and for those of the exoepte-l years from $25 to $40. . BUREAU— Subscriber. Wood ford. Cal. This department cannot furnish you the information asked for, because it does not advertise private enterprises. If you had sent a self-addressed and stamped envel ope with your request you would have had an immediate answer. CORDAGE WORKS— S.. Santa Rosa. Cal. There are but two cordage works on the Pacific Coast— one In San Francisco and the other in Portland.. Or. The price of Manila hemp Is very uncertain at this time, as there is none In the market. If there were It would command from 14 to 15 cents. WHY NOT A LEAP YEAR— J. C. S.. Ryde, Cal. The reason that 1900 Is not a leap year. Is because It is one of the one hundredth years that cannot be divided by 400 without a remainder. The rule Is not that a hundredth year may be divided by 4 without a remainder, but It applies to such hundredth years as can be divided by 400. It so happens that the leap years coincide with the years that are at visible by 4, and thus they are known. Of the years concluding centuries and known as hundredth years— c. g., 1800, 1900— only every fourth . is a leap year, beginning with 2000—1. c., only those divisible by 400 (c. g., 2000. 2400 2800, etc.).. The .reason for this Is that the year la not exactly 363 days, but there Is a matter of eleven sec onds a year which Is aggregated once in four hundred years to strike a balance and when the Gregorian calendar was ar ranged It wan decided that the extra day which would fall In the hundredth years that could not be divided by -400 should be dropped and that year should not be a leap year, so as to bring about the equal ization. BEIGE CLOTH COSTUME. The costume represented is a beige cloth and velvet. The corsage Is a bolero, edged with velvet to match, and gold buttons. The guipure collar has ends running down the side of the muslin waistcoat. On each side of the skirt is a tab In the same style as the edge of the corsage, and round the bottom are graduated velvet bands on the cross. The skirt is pleated over the hips. 1 are registered at the Palace from their home in Napa. Dr. F. A. Keablea of the Veterans' Home is at the California, where he ar rived last evening. B. F. Sargent, a prominent attorney cf Salinas, is staying at the Occidental wMH In the city on a flying visit. Lieutenant H. M. Merrlam, U. S. A., son of the general of that name. Is among the recent arrivals at the Palace. Captain W, H. McKltrlck. son-in-law of General Shatter a<nd the officer who flrsi raised the flag over Santiago, Cuba. !s at the Palace, where he arrived yesterday from Bakcrsfleld. Major H. F. Bular. formerly of the Fngr lish army but now a capitalist who Is in teresting himself in California properties, is at the Palace, where he arrived yester day morning from Los Angeles. R. Marpole, D. A. Marpole, R. F. Mar pole and D. Charlson form a party of Ca nadian Pacific officials who have returned from a pleasure trip to the southern part of the State and are now at the Occi dental. W. Goldner, the well-known pianist and composer from Paris, arrived here with his wife last Friday on the steamship Coptic from China. They are making a trip around the world and expect to be home In time for the Paris Exposition. Mr. Goldner has not boon here for twen ty-two years. He will remain In this city for a few weeks at VVt Sutter street be fore starting for the French capital. LUMBERING THE CALAVERAS TREES WHAT has been known as the Calaveras grove of big trees, the Sequoia gigantea, is about to be lumbered. This was the first group of the big trees discovered in California. • Nearly fifty years ago the measure ment of individual trees in that grove aroused the world's wonder and curiosity. Long ago these trees passed into private owner ship and have been one of the standard show places of the State, on one of the routes to the Yosemite. We believe that all the other well known groups of the big Sequoias have been protected by being made Federal reservations. Besides the intrinsic interest in the trees themselves, this Calaveras group is of his toric value, derived from being the first that was dis covered, and therefore the subject of the first discus sion among botanists and dendrologists, ard the cause of the first controversy over the name that should be given to that variety of forest giants. The English botanists attempted to fasten "Wellingtonia"' as their designation, and the Americans countered with "Washingtonia." We believe, however, that Sequoia gigantea has come to be the accepted clas sical name, in distinction from the near congeners found on this coast and in Japan, the ordinary red wood of commerce, the Sequoia sempervirens. This group, to which so much interest attaches, has been bonded for sale to a lumberman from Duluth, Minn., who has acquired also a large tract of forest land in the same region, covered with yellow and sugar pine, cedar and other valuable lumber and tim ber trees. This lumberman is without sentiment in the matter, and to him the big trees mean so much value in board measure, and he will fell and scale them as his own, and their glory will be quenched in rustic, shakes and shingles, as if they were not the aristocrats of the forest. They are very old. The birds were singing in their foliage when the Jews were unable to sing the songs of Zion in captivity and their harps were silent by the waters of Babylon. But they are worth no more for lumber on that ac count. A worthy movement has been started in this city to save them from the, saw. The ladies of the Cali fornia Club have instituted measures to that end and are influencing the Federal Government to interfere. Resolutions have been introduced in both branches cf Congress directing the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate for the purchase of the grove as a Federal reservation. But Congress must make an appropria tion for that purpose, and that means a very deliber ate proceeding, if it be accomplished at all. The giove is outside the lines of the existing forest reser vations, and its administration by the Federal Gov ernment would require a separate establishment. However. Federal processes may well be used to ar : rest and hold the matter where it is for a few months. If the resolution of direction to the Secretary of the Interior pass, he may authorize the institution of proceedings to condemn the property for a public use. and this proceeding, perhaps without an appro priation, might hold the grove until the Legislature meets next winter, when the State could assume the matter by consent of Congress and buy the property as a State park. This occurs to us as the easiest and most feasible way to save those priceless trees from destruction. The ladies of the California Club will have the sup port of the Sierra Club, the Waters and Forests So ciety, the State Board of Trade and all other organi zations in the State which have an economic or sen timental interest in the matter. It is evident that in a public sense the only present resort is to Congress. That failing, recourse may be had to our own people, to get the money advanced to buy the option held by the enterprising gentleman from Duluth, and await the action of the Legislature. It seems incredible that the destruction of the grove should be permitted, but it 3S in private ownership, and the 'owner may do what he will with it. independent of all public authority, unless proceedings are begun to condemn his private property for a public use. There is as surance that the owner, who has given the lumberman an option, is in sympathy with efforts to preserve the grove, but his sympathy is one thing and his neces sities quite another. It is said that he has made some endeavor heretofore to pass the trees to public own ership for public use. It is to be regretted that he did not make his wish in the matter known to some, one of the organizations now interested in the sub ject, for it is certain that they would .at once have taken up the matter and avoided this crisis, which finds them in such difficulties as surround the appeal to Congress and the risk of waiting for the Legisla ture. Richard Olney for President in opposition to Mr. McKinley. This would. call the party back to its best traditions of public policy and private character and ability in its official personnel and would promise the Republicans, in the campaign and in their future ad ministration, the healthful stimulus of enlightened and patriotic. opposition, as to methods and details, on common ground of settled economic principles and loyalty to indisputable national duties and interests. The Democratic party will have to ¦ endure further chastening under Bryan before it will be 'fit for such leadership as Olney's. But the mere talk of him, especially in the West, is a sign of comfort." If the mere talk_of Olney in Indianapolis be com forting, then comfort is so cheap no one need grudge it to'those who are content to receive it in that shap;. In the meantime Bryan continues to do the talking for the' party and apparently no one is doing the thinking. Between the blind Bryanites on the one side and the dreaming rainbow chasers, on the other, the poor old Democratic donkey has but a slight chance to escape being driven into the ditch at every turn of the road. AROUND THE CORRIDORS Judge I. F. Posten Is at the Lick ?roia his home in Selma. Dr. Porter of Napa is at the Grand, ac companied by his family. Charles M. Coglan of the State Board of Equalization is a guest r.t the Lick. H. H. Mitchell, a wealthy business man of Portland, Or., is at the Occidental. H. Doc C. Barnhart. the Santa Cruz cap italist. Is among the recent arrivals at the Dr. H. M Kerr. a well-known medico I man of woodland, Is a guest at the Grand. John C. White, a prominent merchant of Marysvtlle. is making a short "stay at the Lick. . H. M. Bu^khalter. the millionaire lum ber man of Truckee. is at the Lick tor a few days. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hopkins have 'ome up from Los Angeles and are Btayinc at the Palace. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Goodman Jr. A Hard World. "By lookln" In de microscope," said Plod- ding Pete, "you learns dat every time you drinks water you puts a bunch o1o 1 wild an* wigglln' animals In yer stomach." "\es," answered Meandering Mike, "an* If you drinks whisky you has 'era In yer head: bo what's a man to do?"— Washin- gton Star. The Fastest Train Across the Con- .*" tinent. The California Limited. Santa 5> Route. Connecting trains leave at 5 p. m. Monday. Wednesday. Friday and Saturday. Finest equipped train and best track of any line to the East. Ticket office. S2B Market street. In the present financial muddle in which the city is deeply involved the old-time excuse of loading upon the shoulders of the men who have retired from office the burden of blame is not available. The men who are now floundering in dismay are responsible for the policy which is being worked out in confu sion. "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" Has been used for fifty years by millions of mothers for their children while Teething with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays pain, cures Wind Colic, regu- lates the Bowels and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether arising from teethlnc or other causes. For sale by druggists in every part of the world. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Wlnalow's Soothing Syrup, 23s a bottle. Personally Conducted Excursions In Improved wide-vestlbuled Pullman tourist sleeping: cars via Santa Fe Route. Experienced excursion conductors, accompany these excur- sions to look after the welfare of passengers. To Chicago and Kansas City every Sunday. Wednesday and Friday. To Boston. Montreal and Toronto every Wednesday. To St. Louis every Sunday. To St. Paul every Sunday and Friday. Ticket office. O Market street. Henarie Contest Dismissed. An order dismissing the contest to the will of the late D. V. B. Henarie. Insti- tuted by decedent's widow, Marie A. Honarie. was dismissed without prejudice yesterday. Cal. glace fruit 50c per Tb at Townsend'a.* Special Information supplied dally to business houses and public men by tn» Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 510 Mont- gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. • THEY DANCED AFTER DINNER Seventy-Five Young People Entertained by Lawrance Irving Scott. Lawrance Irving Scott entertained sev enty-five young people last evening at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Irving M. Scott, on Harrison street. During the past season Mr. Scott has been extensively entertained, and his dinner last evening, followed by a dance, was the young host's •way of making return for courtesies re ceived. All the guests were young people with the exception of a half-dozen marriel couples, who only remained for dlnnvr. The dinner, an elaborate affair, wns served at five small round tables, e^e'i one of which was elaborately and differ ently decorated. Immediately after din ner dancing was inaugurated and- con tinued until midnight, when a dainty sup per was served. CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. Feb. J).— H. T. Anderson of Ben Lomond. Is at the Waldorf-Astoria. Evan W. Ward of Los Angeles and 11. Loring of Oakland are at the Manhattan. CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.— J. J. Croweil of Los Anjreles Is at the Raleigrh; Henry A. Cohen and wife of San Francisco ara at the Wellington; S. T. Alexander of Oakland Is at the Shoreham. TAXATION OF TELEPHONES. DESPITE the ill success which has thus far at tended all efforts on the part of the Super visors to compel the telephone corporations to I ay a just share of municipal taxes, there is every reason for believing the new ordinance introduced by Supervisor McCarthy on Monday will prove effec tive. It is ba«ed upon an ordinance adopted by the municipal authorities of Ogden. which has stood the test of the law of Utah and been approved by the appellate com. It has therefore the advantage of a tirong precedent in its favor, and will doubtless be iJstaincd by California tribunals. In its nature the ordinance is simple. It provides that it shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation to operate and maintain in the city and county of San Francisco any telephone instrument for which a rental charge is made without first ob taining a licence for each instrument; that for each hcen«e there shall be paid quarterly the sum of =o cents: that it shall be the duty of all persons, com panies or corporations operating and maintaining telephones in the city and county to furnish quarterly t(« the Tax Collector a complete li«t of all instru ments in use, with the names and locations of persons renting; them: and, finally, that a violation of the c?dinar.ce shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $;oo or imprisonment not exceeding ioo days or both ' ' ' Such an ordinance will doubtless prove valid, and its enforcement will not be difficult. The license im posed is not heavy, and it cannot be charged that any unjust burden has been imposed upon the telephone corporation*. There remains, however, another fea ture of the case to be taken into consideration. The Pacific Telephone Company, through one of its offi cials, has given public notice that the tax imposed by the municipality will be added to the charges made by the company upon the public. "We will put it in the bil!." said the official, "and then there will hxt some lively kicking." That announcement not only shows the character of the corporation with which the public has to deal, but also makes clear the next step which must be taken in guarding the rights of the ,As the charter reads now, the municipal authorities have no power to*regu!ate telephone corporations. The defect was caused by a clever trick on the part cf the corporation, and must be remedied at once. Ir will be of little avail to impose a tax upon the cor porations if they have the power to shirk the tax by shifting it upon the public. The charter must be amended at once, and the Supervisors should make provision for calling an election for that purpose without delay. The amendment should be adopted in time for submission to the Legislature for ratification next winter. Tha? is the issue at present, and it is to be expected the Supervisors will act promptly upon it. Ex-Transport Manauense, Which Will Carry Coal From Kanaimo, B. C, to Honolulu. CHARTERS CLIMB WHILE CAPTAINS RAKE IN MONEY Best Price Since the Fair Wheat Deal. • ¦ ; » SHIP RELIANCE GETS PLUM THREE SUGAR BOATS RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE. ? Naval Transport Badger May Be Used as a Dispatch, Boat to Alaska by the Army — Water Front Notes. Freight rates have been advancing steadily for weeks past and yesterday they reached a figure which has not been touched since August, ISS7. At that time James G. Fair was in the middle or his big wheat deal and every vessel that could carry grain was being chartered. William Dresbach was then acting as agent for the Fair syndicate. He char tered the British wooden ship County of Yarmouth for 41s 3d per ton. it was never paid, however, as the bubble burst and the vessel was turned back to her own ers, much to the disgust of Captain Swanson, her master. Later the County of Yarmouth was f^lad to accept 31a, at which figure she loaded for Cork. The big four-masted iron bark Reliance' was yesterday chartered by Eppinger & Co. at Us 3d and will begin loading for England in a few days. There is no question at all but what her clTarter will stand, as the advance in rates is the re sult of a steady growth in trade and a consequent scarcity of ships. At the present time there are only two disen gaged vessels in port— the rJritish bark Caithness-shire, which arrived last Sun day from Australia, and the German bark Paul lsenberg, which arrived Mon day from Honolulu. The Isenberg will probably go back to the islands for a load of sugar, but the Calthnesa-shire, being a small and handler vessel than the Re liance, will get an advance on the figure patd that vessel. The County of lar nniuth, which received 41s 3d In ISS7. was 2154 tons net and the Reliance, which re ceived the same figure yesterday, is 245s tons net burden. The demand for ships has increased the demand for men to man them, and in consequence sailors are scarce. The ships E. B. Sutton and St. Francis, which will go from here to Honolulu to load su gar tor New York, had to pay the men ?¦'til a month to the islands, an advance of lo'a month. From the islands to New York the rate will only be $2u a 'month, but the chances are nearly all the men will desert at Honolulu and new crews will have to be shipped. The Crown of Denmark had considerable trouble get ting a crew and there Is a probability that an advance in deepwater wages will follow in a few weeks. ¦ The bark S. C. Allen, barkentlne S. G. Wilder and brig John D. Spreckels were released from quarantine yesterday and were taken to the sugar refinery. After the Badger. Captain Barneson of the transport ser vice spent all of yesterday at Mare Island. He made a' thorough examination of the naval transport Badger and will make a rtport upon her to the Government. Should she prove suitable the army au thorities will purchase her from the navy and use her as a dispatch boat between here and Alaska. The navy has no more use for her and as she is a good service able boat the chances are she will be transferred to the army. William Doyle and Peter O'Brien were locked up in the Harbor Police Station on a charge of disturbing the peace by Po liceman Clifford yesterday. They were quarreling, and when the officer asked them to be quiet they attacked him. Clif ford knocked them down, with his club and then handcuffed them. As both had slight scalp wounds they were taken to the Harbor Hospital, where both attacked the ofnctr again. They were quieted once more and then were put out of harm'a way. . ." .¦ - The big tramp steamer Algoa reached Yokohama on February IS. As she left here January 22 she must have taken about ten days longer to make the run than any of the regular steamers. The British ship Andrina. which was wrecked In Policarpo Cove, Terra del Fuego. has been salved at great expense The vessel is a total loss. The Andrina left Antwerp on March 2, ISS9, and was lost the following August. This la the unknown vessel nearly every ship that put Into Port Stanley has reported as being lost somewhere off the Horn THE CZAR AND THE FINNS. WHEN .the Czar rested from his labors for the pacification of Europe and the disarming of the nations, and found recreation in the easy pas time of suppressing the independence of Finland, he graciously conceded to the Finns permission to con tinue their ancient Diet at Helsingfors, where their delegates might meet, elect officers, debate and 'go through the forms of parliamentary government. That Diet has recently assembled, and the .peace loving Czar has sent down, for the edification of the members, a speech from the throne which would hardly be unworthy of the Kaiser himself. > The address begins with the statement: "I have summoned you for the consideration of various measures relative to the local conditions of the Grand Duchy of Finland, the object of which is to promote the well being of the country. Of late various mis fortunes have occurred and a' portion of Finland has suffered by a failure of the crops, resulting in : immi gration on a considerable scale. I hope by means of the measures before you, and with the aid of private benevolence, to place the people in a position to en dure the trials sent by ,God." All of that sounds most excellent. There is a marked change in the tone and sentiment of the im perial speech, however, when it proceeds to set forth the measures proposed for relief. The first proposi tion-is that the Diet shall enact laws to prevent^tlie emigration of agricultural laborers, and the second is that steps shall be taken to put people having no property in a position to acquire possession of land. With that measure there is to be introduced into Finland the tactics the Russians have employed else where when seeking to destroy the ancient liberties of a people. By promising to give persons without property an opportunity to become land-owners, they divide the oppressed people into hostile camps, ar raying the landless against the landlords, thus pre venting anything like unity of effort on behalf of lib erty. It is a cunning trick in the statecraft of im perialism, and costs the Russian Government noth ing, for when once the class, antagonism has been aroused the people have no leaders and the landlords no followers, so neither party ever gets strong enough to demand that the Government fulfill its promises. .The closing paragraph of the address is significant of the change that has been brought about in the na ture of the Diet, and shows it is no longer regarded by the Government as an independent body. The Czar says: "Opinions which are not connected with the above questions, or do not concern questions of general imperial interest, must not be brought up for discussion in the Diet. Opinions of this kind were uttered in the last Diet and aroused among the people a depressing feeling of unrest for which there was no ground. A repetition of this will raise doubt as to whether the institution of the estates is com patible with present conditions." It is to the credit of Finland that even in this dark hour she does not lack for men with courage suffi cient to proclaim liberty in defiance of a foe so cun ning and so strong. When the address from the throne had been read the Marshal of the Province, speaking in behalf of the nobles, declared the Finns iegard self-government as a vital condition, and that many were emigrating not to seek food, but to find homes 'in a land of liberty. The Archbishop of Aba, speaking for the clergy, warned the Czar: "Fate changes quickly. The civilized nations soon turn from empty megalomania and lust "of power to work for truth and right, lest ruin come upon them. The deeply longed for era of peace will appear when jus tice has prevailed." The spokesman for the burghers added the final word that illegal measures estranged men and checked the development of nations, and thru neither Russia nor Finland would profit any thing by the measures proposed by the Government. Thus the situation stands, and the Czar will doubtless conclude .from the tone of the speakers that even a Diet by sufferance is incompatible with present condi tions. A large and influential club has been organized for the single purpose, of striving to benefit the entire city. The members might wisely interest themselves in coaching Mayor Phelan's infant class in city gov ernment how to run the municipality out of debt without making it a prey to night marauders. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 1900 JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor: . heiress Ali Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager. I UILUATIW OFFICE.. Market and Third. 8. F. Tflrpk.nc Mnln ISOS. 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OFFlCB..Welltßffton Hotel J. F. EAGLISH, Correspondent. BRANCH OFFICK?— - 527 Hontsromerr. corner of Clay, open until 9(30 o'clock. 300 Ha yen. open until Bi3o o'clock. 689 McAllister, open ontll Vt3o o'clock. 615 Larkln. open until 9i30 o'clock. 1041 Mission, open cndl 1O o'clock. SSttl Market, corner Sixteenth, open no til 9 o'clock. IOMI Valencia, open an til 0 o'clock. IOG Eleventh, open nntll O o'clock. X\V. comer TKCBtr«iecond and Keatacky, open until O o'clock. THE SAX FRAXCISCO : CALL, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1900. AMUSEMENTS. Orrftena— Vaudeville. Ttvoll— "The Idol's Eye." Grand Oowa-hou?e— "Aladdin Jr.** CoJunsbla— "Hobln Hcod." California— "Who Is Who?" Alhainbra— JefTrl-e-Sharker Contest Pictures. Alcazar— 'The Prodlsal Father." Cbate*. Zoo and Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon and Olympla, corner cf Mason and Eddy streets— Specialties. Wfftfrn Turf Agnociatlon— Race« to-day. AUCTION SALES. By New Tork Auction Co.— Friday, February 23. at 11 o'clock, Govemn-ent Supplies, at 516 Washington street. ADVERTISEMENTS. r "" '"-" '"— i The fifty-cent size b just I richt for the baby. A little | of it in the bottle three or * I four times a day will supply I | precisely the fat all thin ba- f I bies need. If your baby does 1 not gain in weight as fast as you would like, try ; ; Scott's Emulsion ; j The result will please you. If 5 the baby nurses, the mother : should take the emulsion, j It makes the baby's food ; richer and more abundant; I only buy the dollar size-ifs | more economical. I Both mother and child will feel at f once its strengthening, upbuilding i and fat-producing properties. f At all (trumruts :_foc. and It as. I SCOTT &. BOWN E. CWisu, New Y«du * — '«¦ '¦¦ "• •• in in mn I 6 FASHION HINT FROM PARIS.