Newspaper Page Text
THURSDAY .•. ...JUNE 14. 1900
JOHN D. SPRE.CKELS,. Proprietor.
Address A!! Communications to W. S. LEAKE. Manager.
MANAGER'S OFFICE TeIel> Ji^i^J!53^L5£i
PUBLICATION OFFICE.. Market and Third. S. V.
Telephone I'res* 201.
EDITORIAL ROOMS.... 21T to 221 SteTemo» St.
Telephone I'r.«i. 2O2.
Delivered bj- Carrier*. 15 Cents Per Week.
Single Cojtlpn. .% Cents.
Terms b>- Mall. Including Postaffci
DAILY CALL, (Including Sunday), one year M.OO
DAILY CALL, (including Funday). 6 months 3.00
DAILY CALL (Including Sunday). > months 1-60
DAILY CALL— By Single Month »c
617NTDAY CALL One Year I- 50
WEEKLY CALL One Year - 1<w
All postmasters are authorized to receive
R«f~ r i, copies will be forwarded when requested.
Mail subscribers In orderfr.g chanre of address should be
particular to frtve bclh NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order
to Insure a prompt ar.d corrt»ct compllaiice with their request.
OAKLAAD OFFICE 1X18 Broadway
C GEORGE KROGNESS,
Manager Foreign Advertisings, Marquette Building, Chicago.
(Lcce IJlstaace Telephone "Central 2613.")
KEW TOIIK OORRESPOXDENT:
C C. CARLTON Herald Square
ICITYir YORK REPRESENTATIVE:
STEPHEN B. SMITH 30 Tribune Building
CHICAGO KETVS 6TAICD6:
Ebennan Bouse; P. O. News Co.; Great Northern Hotel;
Fncncst Ucuse; Auditorium Hotel.
NEW YORK NTTW-S BTA2CDS:
TTaldorf-Actorla Hotel; A. Brent ano, U Union Square;
Vurrv Hill Hotel.
WASHINGTON (D. C.) OFFICE Wellington Hote
MORTON E. CRANE, Correspondent.
BXtAJfCH OPFirES— £27 Montcomerr. corner of Clay, open
cntn 8:10 o'clock. S90 Hayes. oj>en until 9:30 o'clock. €33
McAllister, open until 8:30 o'clock. 615 Larkin. open until
S:30 o'clock. :s*l UUslon. open until 10 o'clock. :i*l Market,
comer SixteentJtt, open until S o'clock. 1C9€ Valencia, open
until • o'clock. 106 Eleventh, open until » o'clock. NW cor
ner Twenty-second and Kentucky, open until S o'clock.
at table the bride and groom slipped away
to don street garments in place of the
wedding finery, preparatory to stealing
away from the home.
The groom sought the buyer's room.
He wore full regimentals, the suit hav
ing been made for the occasion, and after
disrobing and donning citizen's attire he
concluded that his brilliant uniform would
be safer in the butler's room till he re
quired it again than elsewhere. In this
he was mistaken.
Callaghan after performing his trying
duties as butler, made more so by the
wine he had imbibed, went to his bed
room. His eyes felt upon the regimental
suit of the groom and his old military
spirit burned within him. Just for the
sake of old times he dressed himself in
the suit and was so pleased with the ef
fect that he decided to play the soldier
on'ce again and have a rollicking time.
He went downtown and made a night of
it In all the glory of gold and tinsel.
Early in the morning the butler took
a California-street car to return to the
Voorhies home. The conductor and grip
man were amazed at his appearance and
wondered that an officer should so far de
grade himself. Callaghan was in truth
very drunk. The epaulettes had been cut
from the shoulders of the coat and every
brass button had been snipped off. H»
got off the car in front of the house and
About 9 o'clock, as he did not appear
at breakfast, the bride's brother made
an Investigation and discovered him
asleep in bed. He had discarded the coat,
but that was all. He was roused from his
slumbers and made to take off the trou
sers. He raised such a row that Police
man Coughran was called In and Cal
laghan was placed under arrest for mali
cious mischief and disturbing the peace.
He was unable to obtain ball and re
mained in prison.
Callaghan denied that he had worn the
suit and hinted that some one out of
spite had thrown an old suit into hla bed
room and had jut up a job on him. • When
told that the gripman and conductor had
seen him he was not so positive, but de
clined to say where he had been. It Is
supposed that he had either given tho
buttons and epaulettes to some women in
the "tenderloin" or some young men
about town had taken advantage of his
drunken condition to spoil his uniform.
He had not entirely recovered from his
"jag" when seen in the City Prison yes
JOHN CALLAGHAN, who for the
past month has officiated with be
coming dignity as butler in the
home of Dr. A. H. Voorhles. 2111
California street, has fallen from grace.
Callaghan is an Englishman 27 years of
age, and before coming to this country
had served some years in the Eleventh
Hussars, a crack British cavalry regi
ment. His military training did not de
tract from his value as a butler until an
unkind fate placed In his waS r a tempta
tion that was irresistible.
On Tuesday night the Voorhles resi
dence was ablaze with light and sounds
of gayety Issued from windows and doors.
The occasion was the wedding of Leila,
the daughter of the house, to Lieutenant
Guy Scott of the artillery. It was a.grand
function and Callaghan, the English but
ler, was in his glory. : v ;:
While the wedding supper was being
served Butler Callaghan took occasion to
freely sample the champagne and other
liquors and as a result became somewhat
exhilarated. While the guests were still
Butler Callaghan Celebrates in the Bridegroom's Regimentals.
ENGLISH BUTLER OF VOORHIES
FAMILY FALLS FROM GRACE
OUR schools have been like a patient
sick unto death with chronic Indi
gestion, caused not by lack of food
but by a surfeit of good things ta
ken In Buch immoderate quantities!
For a long time we have been overfeeding.
We have had doctors and doctors and
nurses and nurses, and doctors have di
rected and good nurses have tried in vain
to follow the wise (?) instructions.
As far. back as In the early '90's we
learned that a certain regime prevailed in
Boston, and "if In Boston why not here?"
And bo from the little 4x5-inch manual
one could carry In the pocket and not
know It was there the instructions grew
and grew until the volume became an
armful. No doubt the volume Was a most
valuable book of reference. The trouble
was not with the nature of the matter
therein contained, but with its quantity —
like too much at a meal and the meals too
far between. With the course as now
outlined, permanently changed from a
yearly one to that of six months, much
good will come— the street Arabs will be
fewer, for the easily discouraged shirk
will not need to go back a whole yearto
catch up, and so will try once more. The
long waits practiced up to date have made
It a. case of sailing between Scylla and
Charybdis. It is so hard to decide
whether to let a child drag along and
gather what he may, and later retrace,
or to turn him back as soon as he has
given proof of final failure.
At the end of the first quarter the capa
ble teacher knows who will not make the
next grade at the close of the year, but
such is tho inconsistency of youth that a
child will pass month after month doing
bad work and will fancy that there's plen
ty of opportunity to make up for lost
time— believing it even possible to be
among the "honoraries," if only not so
bad as some of his classmates. His idea,
however, of fitness for what he wants to
be permitted to do differs materially from
that of his teachers. The long year to
the lazy boy Is a boon, If measured by the
amount of play he can get into it ; - it is
laughable, though, to see him getting
In his strokes on the home stretch. Some
times he makes it— more often he falls.
Then, to him. i "his teacher has cheated
and he won't go to that old -school no
more," and m forces his parents to put
him at work, making everybody glad that
at last he finds something -he -will .do.
There will be no more larks for such fool
ish youngsters. Every six months- , the
child must make a new section of grade.
In reality there will be less than flve
months' Btudy, and a bad showing almost
at the outset will seal his fate, and be
knows it and "gets in" and works— if he
can. The teacher no longer will have
twinges of conscience about patting back
six months. If she is sure that he cannot
advance at the term's end it will be a mat
ter of little moment whether he review
the weak points of the preceding grade,
or be held for another six months where
he Is. Neither parent nor child feels It
any disgrace to go back one term; but a
year! Fitted or not, most parents want
the children to go on.
Candidly, it is a shame to require a child
to fly wildly over the year's work without
touching ground at all, knowing all the
time that he -will be lifted back bodily
to the beginning twelve months hence.
What a shame that he should for so long
be allowed to delude himself and others —
that he should for a year think only false
alarms had been sounded, and bo forming
such shiftless habits, when life for him
and his should be so serious! Such boys
are some of the recruits for the ranks of
the street Arabs.
Promotions every six months have been
tried before, but just as everything
seemed to be In fine working: or
der a break would occur and the
system be abandoned. Raps between
high ¦ and grammar schools and again
between grammar and primary schools/
have caused the damage. There seemed
to be nothing continuous— ninth grade
classes are small and a Christmas gradua
tion will make them smaller and cause
a consolidation In grammar schools unless
fed by the primaries. Is not the selfish
ness of human nature apt to crop out at
thl3 point? Will th© primary schools de
plete their own numbers" and reduce their
rank to make good the losses higher up?
Or "will they fight the rules." and hold
on to all they have and all they may
have, even if they must overload their
classes, notwithstanding grades above are
ready and willing to relieve them? Da
our schools form parts of a whole, or are
they sections, each pursuing a course of
its own, sometimes harmful to its neigh
bor, even at the sacrifice of the child's in
Is It right to talk "fight" and throw ob
stacles in the way of a system truly eco
npmlcaj-from many points of view, and
for which It should have our good will
our enthuslnsm and our hearty co-opera
tion ? ¦
The new doctor has much to do. but as
the bad-tasting medicine is really good a
cure may be effected.
Peculiar June Weather.
The officials of the local weather bu
reau have been a little puzzled over ths
present weather conditions along the
coast. From Oregon to Lower California
and east as far as the Rocky Mountains
there are clouds, showers, and in some
places thunder storms of short duration,
which is decidedly out of the ordinary
for June. There does not seem to be a
good and sufficient reason for this, as
there is no evidence of a storm eithor
near or at a remote distance. No damage
has been done by the rain and there is
not much chance that there will be.
Clark. Edward Lewis Thomas. Michael J.
Henry. John Arthur Elston, George Ar
thur Cloush. Louis John Warren and
Louis Seldenberg. Seventeen failed to
pass the examination.
Three Dozen U"e"w . Attorne vs.
The Supreme Court Jiaa admitted the
f?i OW '"f aa attorneys and counselors at
law: Gilmore.AgneWi M..J. Kuhl Harrv
£™? at £ n «n, ranlt c? owey Charts. Ben
jamin F. Hiller. Edward R. Bellew Red
mond.E.Staats. Michael Deaay, c H
Osborh, John H. Coverley, H. E Wither
spoon, George V. Martin. Edward Stan
ton B<*Il- John E. Springer T* nn j. G ar
cet. Fred \\\ Loch, John James — PaTI
laghan. William Henry Chaniberlatn
Richard Lionel Clifton. John USeaweS'
Frank W. \Valdron. Thomas H Donovan
Stir i rn ey A^i ewl8 'A& nian L - GammiU? Ed-*
ward O. Allen. Albert Jacoby, John E
."Reynolds, David. E. Marchus William
CALIFOBNIANS IN NEW YORK.
o NEWYQRK, June 23—Philo Hersey of
San Jose is at the, Holland; W. Ward of
San Francisco is at the Holland; G. A.
Bobrick of Los Angeles is at the Endicott
CALIFOBNTANS IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON. June 13.-Mr. and Mrs
James H. Borland and "Ward F Barren
of San Francisco are at the Arlington.
The costume represented In the Illustra
tion Is of myrtle colored "covert coat "
The bolero bodice has a square openlns
"iS I s #^f in ? e , d with a stitched banrt
which falls below i:. The skirt is also
hemmed with stitched bands.
Major Thomas McCaffery la - at the
Dr. II. S. Simpson Is stopping at the Oc
Dr. C. L. Megowan of Sacramento Is at
Sheriff G. W. Strahl of Napa Is a guest
at the Lick.
M. B. Fasaett, a fruit grower of Pasa
dena is at, the Grand.-
T. J. Kirk, State Superintendent of
"Public Instruction, ; Is at the Palace.
Dr. C. .W. Nutting: and son arrived from
Etna Springs yesterday and are stopping
at the: Occidental.
J. . A. Fillmore, .general superintendent
of the Southern;,- Pacific • Railroad, : re
turned yesterday from an. inspection trip
to El Paso.
John A. Hicks, a capitalist of San Jose,
is stopping at the Palace, en route to Sac
ramento . as a delegate , at large to the
Democratic State Convention. : ¦' )
- UpUo date this has been the dullest Presidential
election year on record, but there : is plenty of time
for a political whirlwind to blow up before November.
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ "• ¦ - -
British, American, Austrian, Italian, Japanese, Rus
sian and French troops are acting in conjunction in
operations against the Chinese Boxers. There is lit
tle wonder th«t the Chinese Empress Dowager is fear
ful of. the approach of such an army. A battle-cry
from such a host would rival the bedlam at the Tower
Russia has promised to behave herself in the Chi
nese crisis and not make any attempt at land-grab
bing, but the world will attribute her excellent dis
position to the fact that she has not completed the
Siberian railroad and is not ready yet to take a little
bit off the top.
By the time Bobs gets through in Africa he may
find a job waiting for him in Asia. Since the Czar
started the famous peace movement there has been
nothing but war in- the world and no chance for a
soldier to take a rest.
.The St. Louis woman who is in love with the spirit
of an actor probably does not attend the theaters very
frequently or she. could be induced to change her
Paris is passing ihrough another revolution.
Duelists are fighting noV with a fixed- determination
that the other fellow. is to be killed.. . . .
Roberts' dispatch describing the attack made on
General Botha announces that "after watching the
fight for some time he "hurried back" to Pretoria to
get news from Mcthuen, so it appears old Kruger is
not the only man in South Africa who has to hustle.
The Chinese Minister at Washington says that he
hears but very little from his home Government This
is very readily explained on the ground that his" home
Government is industriously engaged at present in
sawing wood and watching for a soft spot to drop.
American Consuls in China, it appears, are en-*
larging their sphere of usefulness in a way that sug
gests that some of them will soon enjoy the pleas
ures of private life. They have been caught selling
arms to the Filipinos.
The St. Louis car" riots may have none of the spec
tacular features of war, but they certainly possess all
cf war's deadly results. In a recent encounter more
American lives were lost than in the capture of Ma
In all the hurly-burly of the Chinese uproar it is
worth noting that old Li Hung Chang has obtained
the decoration of the "Square Dragon," and now he
As not proud of his peacock feather any more, nor
does he spend much time in contemplating his yellow
One. of the effects of the big Republican vote in
Oregon has been to strengthen David Bennett Hill's
influence in the Democratic party. It is now certain
Bryan cannot be elected without the vote of New
York, and Hill will probably be permitted to frame
the platform with a view to catching gudgeons in that
State, and he may also have the privilege of naming
the Vice Presidential candidate.
(\ DEMAND FOR BIGGER WARSHIPS.
H; XTRAORDINARY projects are reported, to be
under consideration by the British Admiralty.
' — * Experts have advised the construction of bat
tleships upon a scale of magnitude far surpassing
anything yet undertaken in that direction.. The argu
ment is that as Great Britain, by reason of her widely
scattered colonies, must have war vessels with a larger
coal capacity than those "of other nations, it is im
perative that she now enter upon the construction of
a number of such vessels equal in capacity and size
to the Oceanic and other huge passenger steamers of
The advocates of the plan assert that large vesseh
will have an advantage over smaller ones not only in
steaming capacity, but also in defensive strength and
fighting force. It is said that by doubling the size
cf the present battleships the new ones would be able
to carry three times the thickness and weight of
armor, and would require only 50 per cent additional
weight and space for engines, boilers and fuel to at
tain to the same speed as the existing ironclad. They
could carry a considerably increased number of heavy
guns capable of sinking vessels of inferior type. They
would have a much stronger platform and greater
stability than ironclads of the present day. They
would probably double their gun power and immeas
urably improve their defensive power, while the ad
dition to the crew r.nd the increased cost of keep
would be only from 50 to 60 per cent over that of exist
ing vessels. The number of watertight compartments
would be on the whole increased. The confidence
of the crew in working their guns would be enhanced,
as the men would know that the ship was proof
against perforation by gun fire.
The arguments appear to be valid, and Great Brit
ain has m6ney enough appropriated for the navy to
justify tRe- Admiralty in constructing at least one of
the huge ships, by way of experiment. If the ¦result
should justify the expectations of the advocates of
big ships there will be a general reconstruction of
navies ali over the world. What the limit will be no
THE JUBILEE CELEBRATION.
GTAND MARSHAL CQSTELLO in a circular
to the Native Sons has set forth an excellent
plan for g* - ; ng a distinctive form to the cele
bration of the fiftieth anniversary of the admission of
California to statehood. He says: "It is my desire
that the parade should not only eclipse in. brilliancy
and splendor all former parades, but that it should
be an exposition of the industrial and material
progress of the State during the half century now
drawing to a close and a demonstration to visitors
from our sister States and the world at large of the
boundless wealth and unlimited resources of Califor
nia. I would therefore invite the earnest co-operation
of the parlors outside of San Francisco in further
ance of this end. Let the parlors" of each particular
district arrange some special feature or float that will
be emblematic of such loyalty and its particular re
sources and industries."
This suggestion is a happy one. California is a
State of such varied resources that a display of the
characteristic industries of the different sections would
not be in the least monotonous, and that fact in it
self is worth impressing upon the public. Should the
various counties or districts of any other State of the
Union undertake an industrial parade there- would
be only a long procession of floats showing corn or
wheat or cotton, according to the State where ths
cclebration was held. In California, however, there
can and will be displayed a wide diversity of exhibits,
ranging from gold-bearing quartz to orange groves,
from the lumber of giant redwoods to raisins and
It is a fortunate coincidence that the semi-centennial
of the State corresponds with a year of abounding
prosperity. The people are in a humor for public and
popular rejoicing. The festival of commemoration
will, come as a pleasant break in the Presidential
campaign and give all parties a chance to rid their
minds of partisim rivalries for a time and make a
joint Holiday of loyalty and" State patriotism. Every
prospect for a rousing celebration is propitious, and
it is to be hoped that every good suggestion concern
ing it will be cordially approved and carried out.
THE fruit-can ners were warned by The Call that
the fruit-gro.vers must be treated fairly and per
mitted a natural profit on their product. At
the time this warning was issued there was some in
credulity abroad among the canners, who objected to
the imperative "must." Inasmuch as fruit is a per
ishable article and must be handled when ready and
ripe or it is a total loss, they thought the growers
must come to their terms as to prices. But they have
changed their minds now. The season has opened on
spricots, and the growers have resorted to drying to
such an extent that there is not much prospect of ths
canners getting a very large pack of apricots. The
sun is a monopoly that no other has been able to beat.
It dries fruit cheaper than the canners can fit it for
market in tin, and when dried it is very acceptable to
the consumer. Unless the sun can be induced to come
into the canners' combine it is likely to stand as the
greatest and most independent monopoly that has
ever affected the fruit trade of California. The fruit
grower laughs at the canner and turns his face to the
sun with all the devotion of a fire worshiper.
It is well that we have the monopoly of the sun.
It has made our imperative "must" a vital word in
the fruit business, and when the canner passes the
apricot season and that of peaches and nectarines is
here, we warn him again that he must let the grower
have a decent profit or the sunshine will be put on
tap again and the grower will save his crop and get
his profit anyway. The growers are perfectly well
aware that drying causes a falling off in t^e canned
pack, and they also know that a scarcity of canned
fruit compels a resort to the dried irticle. So while
they are asserting their independence of everything
except their monopoly partner, the sun, they are also
raising the price of their dried fruit in the market by
decreasing the supply of its rival in the cans.
So the growers seem to be in pretty good shape to
resist the combine, and as long as the sun of Califor
nia shines with that constancy which is one of the
charms of the State the canners will see that they
must do as we told them would be wise.
It is a simple live and let live proposition. The
producer of the raw material takes 99 per cent of the
risk, and it is not fair that the canner, who takes I
per cent of the risk, should have 09 per cent of the
profit. If a sense of business justice prevail the two
will get on together and both do well. If not, the sun
still shines and dries more fruit with less fuss than
anything that man has invented.
THE SUN MONOPOLY.
ThjE MIKflDO TAKES ACTION.
K| \EPORTS from Washington announce that in
formation has been received by the adminis
tration that the Japanese Government has is
sued an order designed to restrict emigration to the
United Statds and to Canada. The Action is'said to
be due to the fact that the influx of the lower class,
of Japanese into this country and British .Columbia
has aroused antagonism, and the Government fears
that if it be not checked the results will be injurious
to the trade of Japan and the interests of the better
classes of her people.
According to the reports the order' of restriction <
provides "that an average of only five persons may
emigrate to the United States in one month from any
of the forty-seven prefectures in Japan. The same
order was put into effect 'in 'regard to Canada, except
that double that number will be 'allowed to go to the
Dominion from each prefecture. * In order to prevent
emigrants to Canada from crossing the border into
the United States and thus evading the intention of
the law it is announced that the Japanese Govern
ment will inaugurate a system of examinations at.
ports of debarkation, if it be found that the spirit of
the order is evaded." v\ ;•_=¦%¦ /-*;
The promulgation of such an order to go into effect
at once is of course highly gratifying to the United
States and relieves the administration of what threat
ened to be a vexatious problem ,of diplomacy. Ever
since the exposure made by The Call of the extent to
which Japanese immigration ta the Pacific Coast had
developed it has been recognized that something
should be -done to put a stop to the evil. The only
way by which a remedy could be applied was by
arranging a new treaty with japan under which a
Japanese exclusion act might be enacted on lines
similar to that which excludes the Chinese. Had the
Government of the Mikado interposed objections to
such a new treaty considerable time would have
elapsed before we could have overcome them, or by
summarily denouncing the treaty leave Congress free
to interpose restriction on such terms as it choose.
The action of the Japanese Government solves the
problem by providing for restriction at once, and in
a way that promises to be thoroughly effective and
By promptly conforming to the desires of the
United States on this question the Japanese officials
have given another evidence of that sagacious
statesmanship which within a few years has raised
Japan from the rank of a comparatively barbarian
state to be one of the strongest empires of the world.
Japan is now a well-ordered Government, open to
every influence of civilization, and guided by wise
leaders. Her Government has shown itself capable of
dealing in the right way with every issue that
arises, and has now given another proof of its diplo
matic skill in avoiding complications that might have
made enemies out of a people naturally disposed to be
LET CH.INA ALONE.
UP to the time that England announced her in
tention to force a passage from Tientsin to
Peking the casualties to foreigners in China, by
the Boxer riots, were less in number jthan the lynch
ings of Chinese and Italians in the United States, by
mobs. Only our capability for defense protected us
against just such a raid as we are invited to join
against China. The pretext of murder and violence
was more aggravated in our case than in hers.
It is evident that Europe is hot for conquest and
prey. If the predatory nations were not afraid of
each other, the carving would be in progress now.
We desire to go upon record that it is not to the in
terest of the world's peace nor the happiness of its
people that China be partitioned and its polity dis
turbed. The opening of that country to the world has
not paid a dividend. Its civilization has made its
people absolutely non-assimilable. They go forth
ji'.stified by the fact that opening their country to the
world opened the world to them. But wherever they
appear they retain every racial and national charac
teristic. Stubbornly resisting change, they add no
fresh current to any national life, in a physical sense.
They abide everywhere, a foreign substance in the
body of the nation they invade. But while this is true
of them abroad from their own country, it is also true
of Caucasians in China. Our race takes on neither
character nor strength from any Chinese contact.
Such a nation should be let alone. It should be per
mitted to adopt, in its own time and way, the dte
coveries and applications of art and science to econo
mic purposes, which so largely make up the form
and substance of Western civilization.
In the first place, to attempt the substitution of the
industrial system of China will produce results appall
ing to the world.. The subjection of industry to
manual processes there is consistent with the im
mense population which must earn food. The intro
duction of our labor-aiding mechanical devices would
obsolete the labor and "take away all hope of sup
port of two hundred and fifty millions of people, at
least We are disquieted now by the Indian famine,
but it will be remembered as a feast and season of
plenty compared with what would in China follow a
displacement of the existing industrial system.
Again, such policy would at last react upon the
world.. That human hive, which sends out but small
swarms to afflict wherever they light, if driven in des
peration to live after its industrial foundations are
changed, will swarm no more, but will flood the world
with its products at a labor cost on a par with the
bare price of existence. Then Chinese industrial dis
tress will spread to the nations which have brought it
The United States will do well to keep out of the
gathering of nations now on Chinese soil 'and ex
pressing their horror at the mote in the Chinese eye,
for which they see no cure but. a dastardly attack
upon that empire. Fr.ch has a beam in its own eye,
but it is a civilized and Christian beam. The law
less persecution and slaughter of the defenseless are
wrong only when a heathen nation practices them.
When a nation that votes itself civilized i.-A Christian
does even worse, it is set down to the mysterious
working of the inscrutable ways of Provide r.-*e.
When the vulture nations that are invited to gorge
the fiesh and polish.the bones of China do something
that revolts human nature and sickens the heart of
humanity, they always lay it upon Divinity. Indeed,
that seems to be the chief political advantage of being
a Christian nation. When such a nation does any
thing too mean and greedy and cruel for human de
fense, it pleads the guidance of a Higher Power.
Heathen nations, even in the enjoyment of a state
religion, do not enjoy this rare advantage. They
have to lie and steal and murder on their own ac
count. They lay nothing to their gods. This is one
evidence that they are benighted and that they have
no rights which the Christian nations are bound to
The Chinese heathen in his blindness is opposed to
the overrunning and rough carving of his country by
the foreigners. He is aware that when the Chinese
become too thick in this country or in the British
colonies it is the practice to thin them out with a
gun, or, as we did in Wyoming, by burning them in
lots of 250 at a time, like rats in a strawstack. As
the Boxer, instead of renting a pew, bows down to
wood and stone, he does not understand that these
thinning processes arc the prerogative of Christian
nations only, so he begins a career of rank imitation
of our methods, whereupon the Christian nations
land marines and machine-guns and proceed to pun
ish him, oblivious that imitation is the sincerest form
It is to be hoped that this country will notify the
assembled buzzards that will not take a claw in the
business. "We have enough laying upon our con
science now, unassimilated, without overloading it
v.-ith any more of the same sort of folly. We should
refuse to join the hungry flock that has impudently
proposed to organize a planetary trust in govern
ment and permit no nation to exist without its con
man can say. Perhaps warships may some day be
come so big they cannot enter the average harbor,
and then the nations will have to alter the world so
as to make it fit the ships.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1900.
A CHANGE OF MEDICINE
IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BY MARGARET McKENZIE,
Principal Hancock Grammar School.
FASHION HINT FROM PARIS.
Dr. Slegert't Angostura Bitters, th* most
efficacious stimulant to excite tha appetite,
keeps the dlg»?tlve organs ta order.
Wants Damages for Injuries.
The Sutter-street Railway Company haa
been sued In the Justices' Court by Pau-
line Limousin,' pruardian of Charles Pencz.
lor J175 damages sustained by the latter
in a collision Jast month.
"Special Information supplied dally t-»
business houses and public men by tb*
Press CUpptng Bureau (AUen's) 519 Mont-
gomery street. Telephone Main 1012. •
Cal. glace fruit 60c per R> atTowmencTs.*
By ChA*e & MenScr.h&ll— This day, at 11 o'clock, high-class
Horses, at 1722 Market street.
By Enill Coh_n — Tfaia day. ti 11 o'clock. Oak Furniture and
Carpet*, at ZiZ2 Bush etreet.
Orard Opera-house — "The Girl Ffom ChlH,"
Columbia — Kellar.
California— "A Tin Soldier.*'
Oljicpia, corner Mason and. Eddy streets— Specialties.
Chutes. Zoo and Theater — Vaudeville every afternoon and
Fischer" s— "Ersasl."
Eutro Baths— Open n!«hts.