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.NEW YORK. Oct. 19.-From San Fran
cisco—E. A. Howard Is at the Grand- L. M. Kellogg Is at the Park Avenue- H i McPherBon and wife are at the Arline* ton; O. N. Owens is at: the Gilsey r. j> r Z, not is at the St. Denis; J. Zanson and Mrs. K. S. Voaburg are at the P ark . " d nue; J. -Gottlieb and J. J. Gottlieb are at the Gerald; I. A. Ackerman Is at the %a voy; Miss H. T. Bacon is at the Murrav Hill; A. Henniffch Is at the Savoy jp Maple is at the Hoffman; H. Payot la at the Navarre.-*. ? ayot ia at Los' Angeles-Miss E. Fischer and E. F. Treadwell are at the Navarre- V? E. Belcher of Ban Diego is at the Herald Square; W. B. Banford of Peterboro la at the Westminster. CALITOBNIANS IN NEW YORK. The scandal which has broken about the head of Henry C. Dibbje, who asks that he be chosen to dis grace again the people of the Forty-first Assembly District, indicates very clearly thnt legislative high waymen play no favorites. Good measures as well as bad ones are grist for them. His Highness the Maj-or has some serious work to do among his hired men in the local Treasurer's office. Snme of them have been talking out of school and confess that the "pull" works wonders in their office. His Highness must have shuddered when he re called that hefting incident. Pit seems impossible to satisfy the critics of our new reform" government. They are expressing surprise . r.j;d dissatisfaction thit the charter is cither silent or ambiguous in reference to vital elements of city gov ernment. Tlie rest of us had accepted these facts as matters of course. Scandal has laid her black wing over the Federal Immigration Bureau in this city. The authorities should remember that in dealing. with certain classes of Japanese they are handling merchandise where carelessness is as dangerous as criminality. If the latest allegations of some of the probate sharks who were exposed by The Call be true, it was rhuch more satisfactory, safe and profitable toTob.a living rascal than to prey upon the unoffending dead. THE MEN BACK OF BRYAN. ONE of the most notable addresses of the cam paign, is that recently made at Concord by Senator Hoar in defense of his position that 'the true friends of liberty and of good government, even if opposed to the. Philippine policy of the administra tion, should none the less vote for McKinley and against Bryan. The Senator's argument is that the Republican party has accomplished for human rights all that has been accomplished in that direction in this country for fifty years; that the Democratic party has been opposed to every effort to protect the negroes, or to advance the prosperity; of white workingmen. and that Bryan, even if sincere, could not as Presi dent achieve anything against the powers of the party that elected him. Commenting upon the issue before the people hs said: "You cannot help the cause of anti-imperialism by going into partnership with Bryanisru. You can not mix tyranny, dishonor, broken faith; anarchy and license in one cup and have constitutional liberty the result of the mixture." He went on to point out that i r Boutwell and Schurz entered into an alliance with Croker, Tillman, Altgeld. Towne and Bryan the com bination would still be Democratic and do Democratic business in the old way. Should Bryan be elected, what men would have most power in his administration? To what advisers would his administration listen? Senator Hoar asked the questions direct: "Will it listen to Mr. Morgan and Mr. Pettus, with Alabama behind them? Will it listen to Mr. McEnery, with Louisiana behind him ? Will it listen to Mr. McLaurin? All these men are imperialists. They arc as thoroughly intrenched in the political leadership of their. States as ever was Daniel Webster in Massachusetts. Or will it listen to Mr. Schurz or Mr. Boutwell, with nothing behind .them?" Such questions carry their answers with them, but the Senator did not leave them in the air. He has served long in Congress and is. familiar with the sen timents of the Democratic leaders there. Speaking from the fullness of that ample knowledge, he warned the anti-imperialists of Massachusetts that back of the Bryan administration there will be "a solid South, in tent on disfranchising the negro in earnest and mean ing business. There will be behind it the free silver men of the West, in earnest and meaning business. There will be behind it the Populists, the anarchist and socialist of the great cities, in earnest and meaning business. There will be behind it Richard Croker and Major C. W. Mercer and wife are at the Palace. The major is commander in chief of the commissary department at Manila. Paymaster Wilkins Is also here, and it is said both officers come to get their dis charge owing to physical disability. Captain Frank Harding is registered at the California. Captain Harding has been detached from the hospital ship Relief and is on his way to Washington in an swer to a summons from the Xavy De partment. Mrs. H. O. F. Heistand of Washington, wife of Colonel Heistand, military aid to President McKinley, arrived in the city yesterday from Manila. She Is staying at the California. She will return East Im mediately. Dr. Bradley D. Flymire. wife and infant son, who have been touring through the northern part of the State, returned to the city yesterday. James McCudden, a prominent Vallejo naval contractor,, and his daughter are stopping at the Grand for a few days. Thomas R. Lucas, one of the oldest resi dents of Honolulu, and an extensive lum berman. Is registered at the Occidental. - Colonel J. B. Wheeler of New York, who has mining Interests In Nevada County, Is stopping at the Occidental. Dr. A. E. Browne and family of this city, who are at Rocklin. expect to remain there until next summer. Amos Burr, passenger agent of the New York Central at Los Angeles, la spending a few days In town. Samuel G. Wilder of tho Wilder Steam ship Company, Honolulu, !s at the Occi dental. Walter F. Parker, a Los Angeles poli tician, is at the Grand. L. E. Dean, a Bakersfield oil man and attorney, is at the Grand. Dr. F. M. Parker, wife and daughter of Los Angeles are at the Grand. R. I. Bentley of Sacramento, a larga fruit packer, is registered at the .Lick. PERSONAL MENTION. Central Africa has been so thoroughly associated in the popular mind with ideas of unexplored wil dernesses it will be hard for many to understand there is any real need of establishing an international game law over it. Most people have thought of the region as one of well nigh inexhaustible stores of game of all kinds and so impenetrable that hunters could hardly do more than follow a few paths through its amplitude of jungles. It will be remembered, how ever, that much the same idea' was entertained fifty years ago of the buffalo of the American plains. The facilities which civilization have placed at the dis posal of hunters are such as to enable them to sweep away the elephants, Rinrffes and other big beasts of Africa almost as quickly as the buffalo was swept from this continent. In the course of the international conference on the subject the fact was brought out that a good many wealthy sportsmen in Europe have undertaken to add big game from Africa and Asia to their preserves. In some cases these men have become more interested in propagating the animals than in killing them, and these parks therefore are likely to. become the means of preserving several kinds of animals that might be otherwise exterminated. A report upon that phase of the subject says: "The prospect is now opened up of an indefinite increase and thorough acclimatiza tion of many breeds that were at first thought to be incapable of survival in a more rigorous climate. Ga zelles, antelopes, kangaroos, bisons and zebras, wild sheep, besides different varieties of foreign birds, are now living in England and France in a wild and nat ural state. Some of these species have developed to a surprising extent the capacity to modify their for mer habits and functions to suit the climate, and, gen erally speaking, the experiments have thoroughlv proved the practicability of transferring to Europe and perpetuating there many varieties of life supposed to be peculiar to Asia and Africa." It appears from all reports that it is high time for joint action on the subject. A single English sports man, F. C. Selous, is reported to have killed within a comparatively few years in elephants, and along with them an uncounted number of other animals. In fact, the slaughter has been carried forward so rap idly that a grave danger exists of a complete exter mination of some of the most valuable beasts of 'the country. ONE of the most striking illustrations of the ex tent to which civilized man has undertaken a supervision of the entire globe is to be found in a recent conference in London held for the purpose of devising an international agreement for the pro tcction of the big game of Central Africa. The white race, while seemingly indifferent about the preserva tion of the weaker tribes of human beings, and indeeil not unwilling to enter upon the task of thinning out even so big a tribe as the Chinese, has developed a keen sense of the desirability of conserving big game, and the free shooting of elephants, hippopotami and rhinoceroses in African jungles is to be stopped. AN AFRICAN GAME PRESERVE. The Supreme Court is so far behind in its work that It takes from two to three years to get a case determined after it is appealed. Tfc-s condition of affairs is neither Just n>-r profitable. Our constitution guaran tees to all persons charged with crime tho right to a speedy trial, yet our jails are full of men waiting for the Supreme Court to reuch their cases. These men are compelled to wait a long time for what the constitution says they shall have speedily. They contract disease and their keeping is an expense to the counties. Civil matters are in a still worse condi tion, because the courts give precedence to criminal matters. A constitution is an. instrument of gov ernment. Like other laws it should be amended when necessary to keep pace with the advancement of the State No one would contend that a private business requiring sixteen clerks should run with eight, and the peo ple will not try to handle the litigation of 1,009 000 persons with courts provided for SOO.OOO. Thomas Jefferson once said: 'Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant — too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding ajjea wisdom more than human, and sup pose what they did to bo beyond amend ment. • • ? But I know also that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. We might as well require a man to wear still thn coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen- of their ancestors." . 1 It is proposed by the amendment to the constitution to Increase the courts by abolishing two of the seven Justices of the Supreme Court, thus leaving five on the Supreme- 1 bench, and establishing 1 three district courts of appeal — one at San Francisco, comprising the counties near San Francisco Hay;. one at Sacramento, comprising counties adjacent to Sacra mento and north; and one at Los Angeles, comprising the southern counties of the State. In each, of these Distiict Courts of Ap peal there will be three Justices. As soon as this constitutional amendment is car ried and the courts established it is 'pro vided In the amemlmcnt that the present Supreme Court shall transfer to the Dis trict Courts of Appeal all cases In their respective districts now waiting to be heard and thus the pressure- will be imme diately removed and the Judicial machin ery of the great State of California will move in concert with her commercial and business interests. It is false economy to get along with out sufficient courts. Any department of public or private business must have suf ficient force to perform the work of that department. You say in your editorial: "Each of -the Appellate Courts is to consist of three Judges, making nine in all; each will have the officers usual to such tribunals; each will have Its array of' clerks, stenogra phers and other employes of the kind, and all of these will have to be provided with salaries at the expenso of tho taxpayers. Why should that additional burdon be imposed upon the people? What public purpose will the new courts serve so bene ficial as to compensate for the cost of their maintenance? Why should we In crease taxes merely to pay for something we do not need?" Now, as n matter of fact, the Appellate Court of this State Is the least expensive tribunal in the State when you consider tho ability of the men employed and the importance of their work. The expense-* of the Supreme Court are small compared to the expenses of the executive and leg islative department?. It is safe to say that the additional expense would not ex ceed the expenses of keeping criminals in jail waiting for their cases to be heard, as- is done now, and the saving to commercial interests by being able, to get prompt decisions. • -Your chief objection seems to be that the Judges for the first two years are to be appointed by the Governor. . Th* Call fdsQ seems to think that Gov- Since 1S79 many counties have been di vided and the number of Superior Judges has been greatly increased. Yet we have tho same number of Supreme Court Jus tices that we had in 1S73. Since the present constitution was adopted in 1S79 the population of Califor nia has nearly doubled. ' In 1S79 it had about SOO.OOO people; now it probably has between 1,500,000 and 1,600,000. Its business and litigation have also greatly increased in volume. I do not agree with the sentiments of that editorial; on the other hand, I think the amendment should be carried. Editor of The Call: In your paper of Sunday, October 14, 1900. you published an editorial entitled "The Appellate Court Scheme," in which you oppose the adop tion of the : proposed amendment No. . 22 to the constitution of this State creating "District Courts of Appeal." ernor Caere would let the corrupt powers In the State name the Judges. It la suit! cient to pay that "corrupt powers" do not rule the people of Calilornia, their Gov ernor or any other deoartment of" their State government. Such an intimation is too absurd to be used. 'to defeat -a. good amendment to thq constitution, i- V The. appointees are qnly to serve ontll the next , election. , ThQ jconatitution has always provided that the executive should iul vacancies in the Supreme and Superior Judgships. Whenever the Legislature has created a new Superior judgeship It ha* always provided that a Judge should be appointed by the Governor to serve till the next election. Would The Call have the State put to the expense of a new election over*' the entire State to choose these Judges? Governors in the past have appointed many Judges to fill vacancies and no complaint has ever been made at the se lections. The President of the United States appoints all the United States Judpes and they hold for life and tho Lnited States Judiciary stands fully as high as that of the States, which is elect ive. Respectfully, _ "W. W. MIDDLECOFF. Stockton. Oct. 13. 1900. THAT APPELLATE COURT AMENDMENT. If it is possible to legislate against this practice of sending charity patients to this city from interior towns and cities measures should be taken at once to draw a bill and submit it to the coming Legislature. Xot only is the custom an unjust one, but it entails great suffering and privation upon the miserable sub jects of it. \ There ought to be a sufficient charity in every town in California to permanently care for ?uch persons as Mrs. Schneider, whose case certainly appeals to the hardest heart. To send such a woman to San Fran cisco, where the climate is particularly inimical to her disease, is little less than an outrage, to say nothing of the motive cf it. Arriving here she .ind her three children at once became a burden upon the first locality in which she paused. Within three days her scanty funds were ex hausted, and the dying mother, surrounded by her miserable offspring, was taken in charge by her neigh bor?, and in this condition was found by the news paper reporter?. Mrs. Schneider came here in a dying condition. She and her three children were sent from an Eastern city to Los Angeles in the hope that the clirqate down there would alleviate the lung disease with which she is afflicted. But the people to whom she. was con signed in the Orange City held a contrary opinion with reference to the probable effect of climate upon her disease, and they promptly raised a purse with which tn scud hti to San Francisco. Th:« r'.iTe did' not, however, operate satisfactorily. A number of miserable individuals were turned into the streets ttr.der it, and in consequence the Board of Health and the superintendent physician of the County Hospital came in for a round rib roast in the daily papers. The fact that destitute sick persons shipped from the interior to the city were compelled to take up their residence in the streets, moreover, did not seem to disturb the authorities of the offend ing interior towns and cities referred to. It is the practice not only of interior citizens but of interior Boards of Supervisors and Common Coun cils to ship all destitute people coming their way to San Francisco. A few years ago this practice be cause so pronounced in the cases of destitute sick that the local Board of Health adopted a rule providing tl;at no one who had not resided in San Francisco for thirty days should be admitted to the County Hos pital. have come to light d-.iring the past few years. THE case of Mr;. Schneider, who arrived hert from Los Angeles with her three helpless chil dren a fevi- days aero, and who ever since has been a charge upon the bounty V charitable strangers, :>j only one of a large number of similar cases which fl BAD PRACTICE. Considering the great questions at Is sue I can see only one duty, and that is to support those pledged to sound money, good government and human progress. OWEN' SCOTT. Decatur, 111.. Oct. 10. 1900. Bryan's sincerity Is blameless, but dan gerous on his platform. Stevenson Is a courteous gentleman of the old Kentucky school. He is honorable and pure in his motives, but would be, as any Vice Pres ident must be, a mere presiding officer of the Senate, with Ices power in his whole body than the Speaker of the House of Representatives has in his little flnser. and determined to do the right as he sees it. A resolute man with a rugged con science and a false foundation is the most dangerous. Those who know Bryan per sonally as I do respect his purity of pri vate character, but fear his unbending determination to carry his purpose Into execution. If elected he would have free silver. If by moving heaven and earth he could secure it. He would carry out every plank in the Chicago platform if he had the power. Ha would organize a Cabinet which would construe the laws according to his notions. Altgeld as Sec retary of the Treasury, Tillman as At torney General, Jones as Secretary of State, George Fred "Williams as Secre tary of the Interior, Jerry Simpson as Secretary of Agriculture, with others of like views, would make sad havoc of the affairs of the country for four years. ILLINOIS DEMOCRAT WHO DECLARES FOR PARTY OF GOOD GOVERNMENT. That report from the highest official source ought to put an end to most of the lurid stories told by the Bryanites of the effect of- American "imperialism" upon the people.' It has been stated that we" have made enemies where we should have made friends, that the Porto Ricans are growing more and more hostile to the flag and the military government, that we shall have to maintain indefinitely r in the island an army large enough to hold a sullen and antago nistic people in submission. Such stories are clearly campaign ammunition for party use and will die out when Bryanism dies next November, but just the same it is gratifying to have them refuted at once. " Porto Rico is all right. Of the ability of the natives to form an effective force for the protection of the island, it is said the ex periment of utilizing the natives as soldiers has proved a marked success, judging from the appearance of the organization as it was seen on parade, review, and in camp. While there has been no test of the nerve and courage of the natives in battle, yet General Davis expressed a belief that they would prove satisfactory- Other statements in the report are to the effect that during the year over 30,000,000 pounds of relief supplies have been distributed by the quartermaster's department. It lias been found impracticable to use the native cattle for subsistence, and the refrigerated beef from this country has been generally acceptable. The cost of the relief supplies in aid of the hurricane sufferers was $824,828. In the local elections General Davis says there was never present at or near a voting place an armed -soldier, and "the bayonet was conspicuous by its absence." General Davis says the prospects of the government of the island are excellent, and that as soon as the or ganization of the civil government is completed and the administrative machinery is in working order tbere will be no necessity to retain in the island so large a force as at present. He estimates that the gar rison can be reduced to thirteen companies, and an even greater reduction could be made should it be deemed advisable, though he himself thinks it would not be wise to limit the garrison to a force just suf ficient to take care of the guns at San Juan. He points out that Porto Rico, in the future as in the past, will have a considerable military importance. It was three times attacked by the British and once taken by them. The strategic value of the island which led to those attacks has not been diminished, and the place should be at all times carefully guarded. SO many wild stories have been. sent from Porto Rico of late, most of them colored arid distorted by partisanship, that it is gratifying, to have .the salient features of the situation presented from an in dependent standpoint by one who speaks with knowl edge and with authority. ; Such a' presentation is con tained in the recently published report of General George W.. Davis, commanding "the Department of Porto Rico. AFFAIRS IN PORTO RICO. SATURDAY .OCTOBER 20, 1900 JOHN D. SFRECKELS. Proprietor. Address A!l Communication* to W. S. LEAKE. Manager. lUVAGFR'S OFFICE. Telephone- Prf«« 2O1 PUBLICATION OFFICE... Market and Third. S. P. Telephone Trenw 2O1. EDITORIAL IIOOMS 217 to 221 Stevenson St. Telephone 1'rfM 202. Delivered l»j- Cnrrlern. 1R Cent* Per Weelc Sfncle Coplm. n Cents. Term* by Mall. Inclndins: I'mtnce: PAII.Y CAM, (including Pun.lsy), one year ."..$6.0 PAILY CALL (Including Sunday). 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BRAXCII OFFICES — -JT, Montgomery, corner of Clay, open cntil 9:30 o'clock. 300 Ilayee. open until 9:30 o'clock. 633 McAllister, open until S:30 o'clock. 6:5 Larkln, op»n until f :36 o'clock. JS41 SOesfon. open until 10 o'clock. 22*1 Market, corner Sixteenth, open until i o'clock. 1C?6 Valencia, open vnti! S o'clock. 1PC Eleventh, open until J o'clock. NW, cor ner T»->w»--wyril and Kentucky, open until 9 o'clock. FORMER DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN WITHDRAWS FROM HIS PARTY. Hon. Owen Scott of Illinois Turns Against the Aggregation Now Wearing Democ racy's Label. f CONSIDERABLE surprise has been / occasioned In Illinois by ther an- I nouncement by the Hon. Owen V Scott, a lifelong Democrat and former member of Congress, of his withdrawal from that. party and his de termination to support the party of sound money and good government. Mr. Scott gives his reasons for deserting the Dem ocracy In the following. statement: Editor San Francisco Call: The Bryan men are a party of negation. They have but one positive opinion: They were forced by their leader to declare for 16 to 1. And yet on this they discounted their standing by resolving that another is the paramount issue. On all other pub lic questions they are simply "agin the Government." They stand around and wait to see which sfde the Republicans take, and then take the other. They snarl and find fault. They do not start out with an affirmative policy, but undertake to pull down those who go ahead to do something. The aggregation now wear ing the Democratic label Is a make-up of every ism and faction which for twen ty-seven years has had a grievance. Such a motley combination is not Democratic. No one can exactly tell what It is. Stev enson came as near guessing It when he called them "Bryan men" as any one did. The Republicans are aggressive and pro gressive, and the party is a world party. The Kansas City platform is the Chi cago platform with emphasis and varia tions. Free silver, hostility to the courts, the denial of the right of the President of the United States to enforce Federal laws without consulting Governor Altgeld are some of the glittering jewels of wis dom that are put forth as the fafth of Democracy. It is not strange that men who were reared as Democrats and learned their patriotism from the great Democrats of the past cannot b© de livered to the Democratlc-Populistic-SIl ver Republican party. There. Is an effort to shift the issues. The Bilver question and the Chicago plat form are to be obscured by declaring that some convenient stalking horse is the paramount Issue. The scarecrow of imperialism has been set up to ob scure the real and fundamental doc trines of Bryanism. The gold standard le the world standard. The insane policy of coining fifty cents' worth of silver bul lion from the silver-mine owner and giv ing him a coin stamped $1 and a legal tender for that sum is advocated as the future policy of Bryan as President- There is but one issue, paramount or otherwise, in this campaign. . That is the maintenance of a sound monetary system. On this the Republican party is all right and the sllvercrat party, or "Bryan men" Are all wrong. As to the personality of the candidates it may be said that they are all honorable men. Bryan. Is conscientious pi; ACTS disclosed by The, Call yesterday in rela- I tion to the passage of a bill by the last Legisla - > J : tare making it a misdemeanor to willfully and maliciously cut or break any oil pipe line in this State recall public attention once more to one of the gravest evils that affect our legislative system. The bill in question was not only an honest one, but was a desir able addition to our laws, and yet to promote its pas sage the advocate of the measure, Captain Frank Bar rett of Palo Alto, was told by his attorney, Elwood Bruner of Sacramento, that it would be necessary for ! him to pay $200 in addition to the $50 which Mr. i Bruner asked as his own fee for drawing the bill. The object for which Captain Barrett understood the $200 was to be used is thus set forth by him: "I employed Elwood Bruner Esq. as attorney to pre pare a bill for the protection of oil pipe lines, for which I paid him $50. Within a day or two Mr. Bruner informed me that there. were so many bills ahead of mine that it would be impossible to have it passed unless I would employ : — , chairman of Judiciary Committee, and Dibble, who was chairman cf Committee on Rules, and each one would charge $100. Acting on his advice I gave Mr. Bruner my check for the amount to pay them. I received several communications from Mr. Bruner subsequent to my ; giving the check, both by wire and by mail, asking' for more money, but I did not respond." When requested by a representative of The Call to make a public statement of his relation to the affair, Bruner replied, "I authorize you to. say that I did not; pay Dibble a dollar and did not tell Captain Barrett that Dibble would charge $100." In considering that reply the public will bear in mind that Dibble in the past has defended Bruner when Bruner was hi trouble, and, moreover, that Mr. Bruner as an attor ney doubtless holds that his proceedings with respect to the bill are to be kept under the veil of "profes sional secrecy." Confirmation is given to the statement of Captain Barrett by the record of the Assembly and the Sea ate, both of which show that the measure was ad vanced for a time quite rapidly, taking precedence of many bills that were on file before it. The speed was such that the bill, read for the first time in the Assem bly on February 3 and sent to committee on the 7th, was returned from the committee on' February 16 with the recommendation, "Do pass." After making its way through the Senate with an equal speed the bill went to the Governor, who pock eted it, for reasons best known to himself. Such is the story of this bill so far as known. The charge it brings against Dibble will not surprise the public. For a long time Dibble has been known as "a smart man in politics and a crooked one." Hardly any scandal has been exposed in the Legislature sine- Dibble first entered that body without .showing him either in the middle of it or under the shadow of it. He has been in politics a long time, he knows all the tortuous paths of its darkest recesses, he is acquainted with all the tricks by which men may be corrupted, he* thoroughly understands the nice distinction be tween taking a fee as a lawyer to promote the passage of a bill and taking a bribe as a legislator. By rea son of that knowledge, accompanied with a habit of making an unscrupulous use of it, he has become one of the most dangerous of the evil personal influences iti our politics. We present the story to the public as one of interest pertinent to the campaign now going on for the elec tion of an Assemblyman in the Forty-first District. Dibble, with all his scandals hovering about him, is a candidate for re-election in that district. He seeks to be chosen again as a representative of a con stituency he has frequently betrayed, and of a party whose confidence he lies abused. There is hardly any form of legislative wrongdoing of which the public has not good grounds for a moral conviction of- his gtiilt, and his escape from legal conviction has been due solely to his possession of a cunning equal to his audacity and his falseness. It rests with the voters of the Forty-first Assem bly District to decide whether they will tolerate such a man as their representative in the Legislature of the State. They have the chdice of electing a young man of good family and of known honor as well as ability, or of electing again this man against whom a ne.v scandal has arisen in addition to the many of .the past. We can hardly believe good citizens will have any hesitation in'making choice between such opponents. The defeat of Dibble will rid. the Republican party of •one of the worst leeches that ever fastened upon it, and save the State Legislature from an influence that has done almost everything to degrade it and nothing to honor it. EXTORTION IN THE LEGISLATURE. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS— F. W. X., City. In the charter of tho city and county of San Francisco page 51 and fol lowing, to be seen at the Free Public Li brary, you will rind defined the powers and duties of the Hoard cf Public Works The board does not control liolden Gats Park. "All the wharves, water front and harbor of San Francisco, which now be long or may hereafter belong to tho cltv and county, or over which it may at any time lawfully exercirfe Jurisdiction a. id control, shall be under the manafemont and control of the Board of Sup? rvisora. All said wharves shall be built and re paired by the Board of Public Works ' This does not apply to the wharves under control of the State Board of Harbor Commissioners. '.» < FREE DELIVERY— J.. Modesto, Cal. The following is the mode of procedure to secure free postal delivery: "Applica tion for the establishment of the carrier system must be made to the Postmaster General, through tne First Assistant Post master General. Free I>ellvery Division, and must state the name of the postofflcp, the population of the city, village or bor ough, according to the last general cen sus, taken by authority of the State or United States iaw; the gross revenue of the postofflce lor the preceding fiscal year, the condition of the sidewalk.*, whether the names of the streets and ndmbers are posted up and the city prop erly lighted." The application may be made by tho postmaster, by petition of citizens or by the municipal authorities. ST. KITTS— Theo.. City. The popula tion of the British Island of St. Kitta. West Indies, is composed of Enslls'n Portuguese and negroes. It numbers dn> - 900. BRYAN IN' SAX FRAN'CISCO— William J. Bryan did not speak in Metro politan Temple In San Francisco, prior to his nomination for the Presidency In 1S3G. A TOAST— Subscriber. City. You can obtain the words of the toast to woman In a "Suit of Sable" by procuring a cop.«. of the play. MODERN WOODMEX-H. S., City. The Modern Woodmen of the "World have no headquarters In San Francisco. BAXOOR NEWS— Our high school an.] seminary graduates know all abou: tn- 1 history of Graece and Rome, but , their acquaintance ,wlth the United States 1* very limited.' They can handle btro mials and auadraiics as easily as ttiey can a football, while not one In s.'x fa? able to ascertain the number of cords In a pi!? of wood. Our studies are ton heavy with information that Is of little practical use. The "metrles" and "ologies" sound first rate, though their utility is in many cases very doubtful It is about time to come down to studies that still hold human interest. Let us par more attention to the three R'a — Reading ¦Riting and 'Rlthmetic. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. DALLAS NEWS— The South, the very country which has so long depended upon the price-makers and money-lenders of other lands, is a country of all others which really pof«p^s.-s most of thr. ele ments and adrantasea which go to make a people setf-^ustair.ir.g and independent. "When the reources of this portion of the world are fairly developed there is no reason to doubt that it wiil become one of the most prosperous portions of the earth's surface. NEW YORK MAIL AND EXPRESS-If there were wanting any additional rea sons why "William Jennings Bryan should be overwhelmingly defeated they are be ins supplied In these closing weeks of the campaign by Bryan himself. For even those citizens who. while not indorsing* his financial vagaries, have regarded him as honest and sincere, must be shocked and disgusted by the coarse demagogy of his recent public utterances. MILWAUKEE The "bis trees" have not increased their rang*> bine© thp glacial period, but have'hel.l their own on a small strip of the Pacific slope. This assertion by the forester of the Department of Agriculture will in crease the reverence of tourists generally for the gigantic trees which are amorg the attractions of California: and It ought to prompt the State to throw every possi ble safeguard around the grand relics of the pre-glacial period. INDIANAPOLIS NKWS— General Har rison stands for the gold standard, the national honor and credit, business secur ity, an upright and independent judiciary, a Government strong enough to maintain order and enforce the law — an;l so, of course. .he is against Bryan. His arivicn will have large influence with the people of Indiana, for they have the greatest re spect for the ex-President and the utmost confidence in his sincerity. NrTW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVER TISER—Why is it that the teachings of the anti-imperialists have failed to influ ence even their own former associates? Simply because they have pnssed beyorvl the bounds cf reason In tlieir hatred of the President. They have in fact Invent ed a McKinley who does not exist, and they hcv« tried In vain to make the people take him for the real McKinlty. CHICAGO CHRONICLE— A political leader is likely to serve his own causa best by conserving his energy and con tain* it to a certain moderate number of deliberate and carefully consider*- 1 speeches delivered at the great centers ( population and communication, and each devoted mainly to some one subject or some special phase of the Issues involwd In the contest. . MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN— The peo ple of "Wisconsin have reason to fee! proud of the ship which bears the nam> of their (treat commonwealth; but they will patriotically stand ready to pass th broom over to the next battleship which Uncle Sam builds. ATLANTA CONSTITUTION*— For thir ty-flve years, v.-ith every advantage of Government interest and subsidy. Eng land has endeavored to build up new cot ton fields, with the result that there ;3 more demand than ever to-day for Ameri can cotton. NEW YORK POST— Tt Is of little u:>e for the Brranltea to talk about imperial ism beinp the paramount Issue so Ions a-i their, actions push the financial question to the front whenever there is a conflict between them. CHICAGO JOrRNALr-Mr. Harrison has set forth plainly; the reason why Wl! llan McKinley will l>e chosen to serve ihj country for another term. The people trust him. They fear Bryan and they f-:ir his associates. Views of the Press on Topics of the . Times. UP-TO-DATE EDITORIAL UTTERANCE Can any intelligent man doubt the truth of those words? In the Southern wing of the Democratic party there is an almost unanimous sentiment in favor of imperialism, as it is called. Those imperialists hav no respect for the rights of either brown or black men. To accomplish the suppression of .the negro vote in the; South they are willing to- combine with free silver men or Populists or any other party that will act with them. There have been many blind fools in American politics at various periods, but ;the sin cere opponents of imperialism . who vote for Bryan, will be about the blindest of the lot; Tammany Hall, intent on spoils and jobs and patron age, in earnest and meaning business. All these must be listened to and will be. Mr. Boutwell and Mr. Schurz and the anti-imperialists will have served their" purpose. They will have nothing more to do. They have made good bait. The Democratic fishermen will have done with them and will throw them back, stiff and half dead, into the sea." I ..THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1900. WASHINGTON. -Oct. 19.-Mr. and' Mrs Fred B. Harght of San Francisco are at the Shoreham, CAUFOBNIANS IN WASHINGTON Henry C. Dibble ought to be an authority on the market price of votes in the Assembly, but" it does seem that $100 is rather small even for Dibble/ • ... 6 Special Information supplied da!ly ;.-» business houses and public men by t?io Presa Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 513 Mont- gomery st. Telephone Jftaln ltMX .".* Hailstones bfRin their fall as drops of rain. These Ret frozen into ice by cross- ins a cold current of air on their way down. Are you prepared to stand the severity of win- ter? DR. SIEGERT8 Angostura Bitter* buiM up the system, vitalize tae blood anJ prevent ilMUi Townsend's California srJace fruits. 50c a pound, in flre-etche<1 boxes or Jap. bas- kets. 62) Market, Palace Hotel building.* Icecream chocolates. Boston mints, ala- curaa. Townsenrl's. 629 Market street. • Ex. strong hoarhound candy. Town?end's.» Splendid Cal. Rlace cherries. Towrsond'a.* Peanut crisps. Townscnd's. AUCTION SALES. By n. Cohn— This day. at 11 o'clock. Furniture, et 1167 Mar- ket ftrt*t. John L. Sullivan will have • something to say about tho * future of prias fighting ia the • Sunday Call of October 21. j His remarks are straightfor- - ; ward and to ths point. Very * interesting in view of recent • events in the fistic -world. Oix-heum — Vaudeville. <Jr»nd ODera-house — "Tlie Ensign." Alcazar— -'The Corsican Brothers." «3olu:i:b:a— "Quo Va<5ls=." Tlvoli— "The Jewess." Alhambra— "The Man From Mexico." CVlilnraia — "A Hindoo Hoodoo." Otymi'Ja. corner Ma^on and Eddy streets— Specialties. Chute?. Zoo and Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon and ev?:iirg. Fischer's— Vau'levlil*. Sutro Ilaths — <Ji*»n nights. Turn V>T»»:n Hall — Grand nail to-night.