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ccmery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
COKONADO TENTX1TI, Coronado 'Beach
Cal.. will be. the popular summer, resort this
season. It became famous last year 'for com
fort, entertainment and health. -Its splendid
cafe was a wonder, the fishing unexecelled.
The hair wash on the head of a New York girl^ex
plodcd the other. day and three persons; were se
riously burned. It might not be/ unwise" for admirers
of, Gotham young ladies to go round bomb proof.
Cal.- glace fruit 50c per lb at Townsend's."
Choice candles. Towr?°nd's. Palace Hotel"
THE YACHT . RACE-B. K., Bartlett
Springs, Cal. The date for the yacht race
for the. America's cun has been tixed for
the 21st of September. »
HER WEIGHT-C. L. A, City. The
weight of the young woman who did the
bicycle act at the Orpheum is 116 pounds.
A revolution, it is reported, is brewing in Brazil
and adding fu,el to the flame of. War which is scorch
ing the South American republics. • Some of these
days Uncle Sam may 'go down to the scene of
trouble and spank the\whole outfit. x
AGUINALDO— Evang'eline, Rich Gulch,
Cal. Agulnaldo was captured by General
Funston and his men.
The gossiping tongues of Washington and New
York are wagging because Wu Ting Fang went in
swimming in a conventional bathing costume a few
days ago. .What would have happened if the gentle
man's costume had -been unconventional? .
Bryan continues to announce that he is still stand
ing on the Chicago platform, but very few people
pay any attention to him. In fact, while he has been
standing the world has been moving, and, has now
got so far away from him it can barely hear his voice
even when it listens closely.
Not only does Jamaica's export trade refuse to fol
low the flag; but her import trade is becoming equally
disregardfulof that mighty symbol. It goes along- the
The summary shows that of the exports of Jamaica
57 per cent were sent to the United States in 1896,
while in 1900 the share was 63.6 per cent. To the
United Kingdom the share in 1896 was 27.6 per cent
and in 1900 19.2 per cent. The report says: "The
value of the exports from Jamaica which go to the
United States continues to increase in total value and
in proportion to the. whole amount of the trade. The
exports to the United Kingdom diminish steadily.
This tendency is largely due to the development of
the fruit trade, which has hitherto been almost exclu
sively with the United States."
FROM the Treasury Bureau of Statistics there
has been issued a summary of a report of the
trade of Jamaica taken from British colonial re
ports for 1899 and 1900. It affords a striking evidence
of the fallacy of the doctrine that trade follows- the
flag, for, while the flag that floats in' Jamaica is Brit
ish, the course of trade in the island is strongly and
increasingly in our direction. . ' •"?.
:The Boston Globe, in reviewing the early organiza
tion of labor unions in Massachusetts, notes that in
1849, during the first strike on record at Lowell, the
women were as vigorous as the men, and states that
a girl only 11 years old was characterized as the "ring
leader." That case might be truly classified as a part
of the infancy of strikes. .. -•
At present the Home for Feeble-minded
is in charge of a political ring and the
institution is being used to enhance the
political welfare of the selfish trustees.
Dr. Osborne was dismissed for the sole
purpose of making way for a physician
who has political influence. 1 The trustees
have' committed ¦ a . crime ; against the
State, for Dr. .Osborne was the -right man
in the right = placej having had so many
years' experience in caring for the feeble
minded. In an institution of this kind
politics should have no place.
Dr. Osborne made the training of feeble
minds a life study, and the high standing
of the home to-day is due. to his untiring
efforts. His successor, Dr. W. M. Lawlor,
has had no experience with those unfortu
nates afflicted with a blighted intellect,
and, it is criminal on the part of Gover
nor Gage and his henchmen, the trustees
of the institution, to turn Dr. Osborne
out. * • . •
When the home was founded, fifteen
years ago, Dr. Osborne was elected to the
position of superintendent, and the duties
devolving upon him have ever since been
faithfully, honorably and efficiently exe
cuted. He is_a man of very few equals
in his profession, especially in the line in
which he has engaged for the past fifteen
years. He has been superintendent
through Democratic and . Republican ad
ministrations and never was his ability
or faithfulness to duty questioned.
The summary dismissal of Dr. A. E.
Osborne from the position of superin
tendent of the Home for. Feeble-minded
at Glen Ellen is an outrage on. the people
of this State. Petty politics prompted
the action of the trustees in dismissing
the superintendent on Thursday, and all
who are familiar with "Dr. Osborne's rec
ord, will be anything but pleased with the
discourteous, unjust treatment he has re
Sfcbastopol Times.
Gage's Criminal Act.
Great Britain's new naval programme
provides for the construction of three bat
tleships of 16,500 tons each, six 10,000-ton
The engines of. the British battleship
Hannibal, completed In 1S97, were built by
Harland '& Wolff, the | world renowned
builders at Belfast, and cost less than
those built by other contractors for ships
of the same type and power. During the
recent naval maneuvers the Hannibal
proved herself the best and most econom
ical ship in the contending fleets, as her
coal consumption was less by four tons a
day and her £peed half a knot greater an
hour than her sister ships. The Hannibal
demonstrates, like the Oregon in our
navy,, the value of good workmanship.
• • *
The steam and gunnery trials of the
Russian battleship Retvlzan, building at
Cramp's, are to begin on the Uth of this
month. The thoroughness of tests is far
more searching in the Russian than in
any other navy, and junless it Is perfunc
tory, as is frequently the case with gov
ernment work, would «monstrate the
perfection of the ship in all its details.
The contract, signed April 23, 1S98, stipu
lated delivery in three years, the ship to
make a speed of eighteen knots for twelve
hours under natural draught, whereas In
all other navies the speed is limited to u
duration of four hours under forced
• • *
The tonnage of foreign naval vessels in
Chinese waters in July last was distrib
uted among Great Britain. Russia and
France, as follows: Great Britain, 170,003
tons; Russia, 150,000; France, 90,300. Twelve
months earlier the respective tonnage of
the powers enumerated was 107,000, 82,000
and 40,000 tons, showing an aggregate in
crease in one year of 181,300 tons. A Jap
anese naval officer felicitates his country
upon the fact that it has built six battle
ships- and six armored cruisers of 144,500
tons since 1S96, . all vessels of the latest
naval development, and that as matters
stand at present Japan would have noth
ing to fear against a combination of Rus
sia and France, as many of the ships of
the two latter powers are obsolete and
no match against the up-to-date vessels
of Japan.
• '¦-A*''. \i *
The ranks of vice and rear admiral
of the United Kingdom will probably be
re-established upon the occasion of the
coronation of King Edward VII. The ti
tle of lord high admiral dates back to
S72.__Kir.g Alfred being the first bearing
that title. John, Earl of Somerset, be
came admiral. of England December 23,
1406, and the titles of vice and rear ad
miral of the United Kingdom have con
tinued up to a few years ago. Sir Michael
Culme-Seymour, who died' in 1S94, was the
last vice admiral of the United King
dom, and Sir W. F. Martin, whose death
occurred in 18S7. was the las^ rear ad
miral of that title. The extra salary as
vice admiral was £439 Is 9d, and that of
rear admiral £S42 9s.- The offices were
simply sinecures and ceased on _ the plea
of economy.
• • *
Two Ironclads, the Audacious and In
vincible, have been struck from the active
list of the" British 1 ' navy and are being
converted into depots for torpedo-boat de
stroyers. The Audacious was built in I860
at a cost of ;i,315,M0 and her repairs up
to 1S99 foot up to $1,495,935, an excess of
$179,993 over the original cost. The Invin
cible," built in 1871, cost $1,268,045, and $668,
815 in repairs during her thirty years of
active service. Three third class cruisers
—the Garnet, Ruby and Tourmaline— of
2120 tons, which were struck off the list
three years ago, are being converted into
coal hulks. They were built during 1873
and 1S77 and were of the composite class
that is. iron frames planked with wood
and copper sheathed. Their usefulness as
cruising vessels averaged about twenty
years and their good and reliable speed of
thirteen knots, together with the moder
ate expense of repairs, made this type a
very popular class of vessels in the Brit
ish navy.
In our local market there is little change to report.
Our farm products are still in demand for a vast area
though one or two are slackening from their recent
abnormal activity, as the later crops of the Western
States are beginning to compete with the California
products. This happens every year. But we have sent
so much of our farm produce out of the State during
the past two months that if the stream kept up we
might run short ourselves. This has been a great
year for .California farm products and trade 'ts feeling
the beneficient effects thereof. If we had made the
season ourselves we could hardly have improved upon
It. Perhaps we might not have done so well.
Aside from this distressing and startling dose, how
ever, the week made t. fine record. The bank clear
ings gained 33.2 per cent over the corresponding, week
in 1000 and every city of note except Omaha showed
a gain. The staples were firm as a rule, pork prod
ucts being firm and advancing, hides and leather also
on the up grade and wool and woolen goods firm and
in demand. The regular fall demand for merchandise
was reported brisk all ever the country, with, a marked
expansion in the South. The railroads reported a
heavy movement of goods and complained of contin
ued scarcity of cars. Leading Western centers re
ported improved collections. The great iron strike
continued to ease off with the opening of still more
works and the demand for finished iron and steel
products showed a marked increase, with a good deal
of business ordered, but necessarily postponed. The
business already booked promises continued activity
throughout the winter. The inquiry for boots and
shoes is so brisk that many wholesalers and jobbers
are insisting upon having their contracts closed at
once so as to -insure delivery. Briefly, from all over
the country the commercial reports indicate that the
present activity in trade will continue over into the
next year at least. The tide of prosperity shows no
signs of ebbing.
But there was a curious feature to this. This pon
toon bridge over a financial flurry was made possible
by exceptionally sound business conditions all over
the country, brought about by that same President
who lay under the surgeons' instruments at Buffalo.
President McKinley's election had built a solid foun
dation of prosperity on which the nation rested se
curely when the founder of that prosperity was laid
low. It was precisely like inoculation in advance of
an epidemic. No such ; occurrence has ever before
been witnessed in the history of American commerce.
Had any other political party been in power it could
not have happened. Everybody recognized that the
President had created such prosperity that even when
the assassin's hand struck him down that prosperity
held the country up. It shows what z t wise adminis
tration of public and financial affairs will do in an
emergency. Nor will the negative side of the ques
tion be lost on the community.
THE close of the week was distinguished by a
pronounced drop along the whole line of se
curities in Wall street. This was not wholly
due to the attempted assassination of President Mc-
Kinley on the preceding day, but was largely the
effect of an unfavorable bank statement, aggravated,
of course, by the crime of the anarchist. A poor
bank statement had been expected, and the leading
financial interests of New York had already met and
r.greed to stand under any bad break in stocks on Sat
urday morning before it was known that the Presi
dent had been shot. The break came along on time and
the market went off from two to ten points, but the
banks announced that everybody would be protected,
the clearing-house was prepared to issue millions of
certificates to tide over the emergency, and what
might havt been a bad piece of financial business was
softened down to the proportions of an incident.
Thomas H. Williams Jr. and wife left
last night for their country home on the
McCloud River to be absent for two
weeks. As their guests they have Mrs.
Williams' mother and sister, John W.
Ferris and two sisters and Louis Lissak.
J. A. McElfrtsh, high chief ranger of
the Foresters of America, arrived from
Los Angeles yesterday and has made the
Grand his hea-Jquarters.
A. H. Ashley, a prominent attorney of
Stockton, is in the city for a few days
and had made the Lick his headquarters.
D. M. Riordan, the well-known electri
cian of t Los Angeles, is in the city on
business*. He is at the Palace.
F. A. Dorn, District Attorney of San
Luis Obispo County, is at the California,
accompanied by his wife, j
E. P. Dunn, proprietor of the Arlington
Hotel at Santa Barbara, is registered at
the Palace.
M. R. Plaisted, proprietor of the Even
ing Democratof Fresno, is a guest at the
Senator E. C. Voorheis arrived from Sut
ter Creek yesterday and is at the Palace.
Dr. J. M. Archer of Bedding is a guest
at the Grand. "
Dunning Rideout of Marysville is a
guest at the Palace.
F. A. Hlhn, a prominent citizen of San
ta Cruz is at the Palace.
Judge E. C. Hart Is down from Sacra
mento and Is registered at the Grand. -
Thomas "W. Patterson, a banker of Fres
no, is spending a few days at the Lick.
"W. B. Bannister, a mining man of So
nora, registered at the Lick yesterday.
• • * .
Desertions are more frequent In tho
British navy than in the army and the
reward for arrest is double that of tha
• • • ¦
On April 1, 1900, the total force of work
men in British dockyards numbered 23^33,
and on January 1 last the number had in
creased to 30,330. „- >' : ;
• * •
The old receiving ship Vermont was
moved from her berth at the Brooklyn
Navy Yard August 27, and the Columbia
will take her place. The lack of room on
the latter will necessitate the erection of
a building* on the Cob dock as quarters
for the officers.
armored cruisers, two third class cruis
ers, ten torpedo-boat destroyers, five tor
pedo-boats, two sloops and five submarine
boats. Of this fleet, two battleships and
one armored cruiser are to be built in the
dockyards, the other vessels to be con
tracted for. There Is not a single new
ship of any description allotted to any of
the navy yards in this country.
There is no other substantial ques
tion involved in the present strike, and,
primarily or otherwise, to deal officially
with the striking union in and of itselC
would settle the Issue. The right of tha
unions to exist within the law is univer
sally conceded, and their supremacy, aa
between themselves and l their members,.
on all matters within their jurisdiction
and obligations it is for them to decide.
But it would be contrary to elementary
principles cf law as well as right, It
would be a total reversal of the principle
and rule which guarantee individual con
trol of individual business, to force em
ployers to yield to union dictation in the
management of their own affairs or ia
their agreements with their employes.
The Employers" Association ia only col
lectively interested in the strike and
therefore on that ground alone it might
well ' have declined the suggested inter
view. But, waiving that point, it la a.
fact that the conciliation committee and
the public ought to perceive at a glance
that in a conference the very first point
to be considered is which would be the
power of the representatives if the strik
ers could coerce employers into the recog
nition of striking unions to the extent of
dictatorship would in and of itself settle
the strike in antagonism to our system of
government or would be necessarily fruit
The Draymen's Association and the Em
ployers' Association, acting purely on the
defensive, are protecting the rights, not
merely of employers, but of all labor
unions pursuing lawful ends by lawful
means and of every non-unionized wage
earner in the United States.
The leaders of the striking unions de
mand that, instead of conducting their
business directly with their employers,
the employers shall enter into immediate
and permanent relations with the unions
themselves as organizations— in other
words, that the striking unions shall hava
the exclusive power to represent their
The full report published by the Con
ciliation Committee of the Board of Su
pervisors reflects credit upon their mo
tives and upon their power of deliberate
expression, but it proves conclusively
that they were not justified in formulat
ing the conclusion "that the position of
the Employers' Association a3 expressed
to its officers is an absolutely untenable*
one." An exactly opposite conclusion re
sults inexorably from the facts as de
tailed by the committee and illustrated
by the correspondence. They fail to per
ceive that, as a condition precedent to tho
proposed meeting between the represen
tatives of the labor unions and of the
Employers' Association, they required the
surrender of the only point in the contro
This lesson of the time should be the chief theme
of the orations of the day and of the thoughts of the
people. California can afford for once to turn aside
from exultation in her greatness and her increasing
wealth and power, to consider seriously the duty
which her people owe to themselves and to the laws
of the great free republic under which they live.
There are some offenses which statutes cannot.effec
tively deal with, but which are amenable to the bar of
public opinion, and by that powerful authority can be,'
if not suppressed, at least so checked that the evil
will be greatly diminished. One of those offenses is
that of yellow journalism. Dr. David Starr Jordan
summed up the moral of the whole lesson in his state
ment of yesterday: "We cannot suppress the agitator
or the journal, for foice only increases the danger;
but we have a moral duty to stand\pgainst all move
ments of whatever kind which seek to accomplish
their ends through intimidation or murder."
That is the lesson and the moral for the people of
California to take to their hearts on this anniversary
of the State festival. If they sink^ deeply into the
hearts of the people and take root there to grow into
a firm resolve we shall not have had our mournful
holiday in vain. r
The instinct of the people roused to activity by the
crime has unerringly detected one of the most potent
of the many causes that have led up to the develop
ment of anarchy among some of the lower grade of
the foreign elements among us. .The people now per
ceive that the Emma Goldmans of the time are not
alone in their responsibility for the crime. A" reckless
and pervert journalism too long tolerated among us
has been hardly less pernicious than the. anarchist
teachere themselves. In that judgment the reason of
the wisest and the best confirms the instinct of the
masses. The presidents of our universities have united
in emphasizing that lesponsibility. Thus the issue is
presented to serious and earnest patriots whether or
not they will any longer give even an indirect sup
port-to that evil which has now proved itself so ter
ribly dangerous to society.
There is something almost maddening in the
thought that in a land of freedom and of prosperity
like this such a malignant spirit as that of anarchy
should ever find lodgment in the breast of even the
most vicious and insane. The evil spirit is here, how
ever, and its appalling mischief has been wrought. It
will be for the people of California on this holiday
to ponder deeply upon the significance of the tragedy
and consider well what steps should be taken to expel
from our shores the spirit that caused it. , .: ;
CALIFORNIA'S annual festival in celebration
of her admission to the Union will be kept
to-day with more of mournfulness than of re
joicing. The thoughts of the people are turned not
to the scene where the celebration will be observed
by the Native Sons and Native Daughters, but to
the bedside of the stricken President. It is true that
the first dread shock caused by the attempted assas
sination of the President has passed away and san
guine hearts have hopes for his recovery, but the
danger of death is still too imminent for any one to
feel in a mood for gayety; and," moreover, whether the
President rally or fail during the day, the feeling of
grief and rage that such a foul offense should have
been committed in cur republic against the chief
magistrate is still burning too deeply and too hotly
for any one to put it aside for a holiday.
make its first outing a grand suc
cess. \ The gates of. Glen Park will open
this morning at 8 o'clock and from
then until . midnight merriment' will
have full sway. The committees in charge
have prepared, as the result of weeks of
earnest work, a programme that Is bound
to furnish enjoyment for every one.
Iritish games, Irish dancing and Irish
essays and "poems will be a few of the
things that will interest the expectant
throng. Colonel T. F. Barry will deliver
an address and a short programme of lit
erary exercises will follow. Great inter
est centers in the literary competition In
the Gaelic language, for which special
prizes are offered. Five essays and one
poem have already been submitted. Oth
ers are expected to be handed in to-day.
The judges selected are Rev. P. C. Yorke,
Father Foley of Alameda and Jeremiah
Deasy, chairman of the executive commit- \
A competition in Gaelic football between
EVERYTHING that experience can
suggest or ingenuity devise has
been made use of by the executive
committee of the Celtic Union to
A grand fireworks display in the even
ing will precede the ball. Busts of Em-
A final rehearsal of those who will par
ticipate in the specially prepared pro
gramme of Irish dancing was held yes
terday afternoon at K. R. B. Hall. There
was a large attendance and Fiddler Mc-
Mahon had to resin his bow many a time
to keep up with the dancers. A special
feature of the afternoon will be a four
handed reel, in which Miss Julia Malloy
and Miss Anna Kavanagh and Professors
J. J. O'Connor and J. P. Kelleher will
participate. This will be danced in cos
tume, and promises to be one of the most
interesting features presented.
elevens drawn .from the various Irish so
cieties will be warmly contested. Captain
T. J. Mellott will command one team and
Secretary Alford the other. The best
kickers in iboth teams will be allowed to
enter for the place kick. In addition there
will be hurling, high kicking, hop-step
and-ju'mp and other purely Irish athletic
Professor Larsen will lift himself in his
balloon, Shamrock II, about 2 o'clock."
met, Parnell and other Irish heroes and
a grand final piece. "The Dawn of Free
dom In Ireland," together with flights of
rockets, batteries of stars and plenty of
colored fire, will illumine the grounds and
adjacent hills. The dancing platform will
be brilliantly illuminated with electria
lights and variegated lanterns.
Arrangements have been made with tho
Market-street Railway Company and tha
San Francisco and San Mateo Railway
Company for an extra car service. Cars
of both lines -will be run at Intervals of
ten minutes direct to the grounds. Tha
last car from the park to the city will
leave promptly at midnight.
.During the afternoon bulletins were
read announcing the apparent improve
ment in the condition of President Mc-
Kinley. Many of these were supplied
through the courtesy of The Call. Each
one Indicating a change for the better
was received with applause. Arrange
ments had been made in the event of an
unfavorable outcome to postpone the af
fair, for which preparations had so earn-*
estly and carefully been made. The good
news was therefore doubly welcome.
i While the Transvaal is being, harried by war the
province of Rhodesia is said to be doing a flourish
ing business in selling provisions to the army. ¦ At
Buluwayo, which but a short time ago was the kraal
and virtually the human slaughter pen of old- Loben
gula, it is said there are now all the evidences of a
prosperous civilization, including six schoolhouses
and a public library. '.
The Examiner has instructed them that they have
all the powers of government, and many that govern
ment has rot and dare not exercise. It has led them
into- weakening the good rights they have by fantas
tically claiming those which are at war with law. !
The Examiner is making ready, to falsely claim for
itself the credit of an end of the strike, and to deceive
its dupes into the belief that they have gained what
they sought. What their leaders seek, is the right
to dictate to the wage-paying employer in the tran
saction of his business, to whom he shall sell and of
whom he shall buy. When the struggle ends, as it
will end by the denial of this. right of dictation, labor
unionism in all its legitimate purposes will be j,ust
where it was before, untouched and unharmed, and
the Examiner lies about the real issue in order that
it may cla:m that undisturbed status as a victory. It
will deceive but a few. When a majority of the wage
earners gc. back to work upon the same terms on
which they could have continued in unbroken em
ployment they will hc.ve gained nothing that their
leaders contended for. But they will have lost many
weeks' wages, to the injury of their families, and will
have forfeited the good will of thousands of pro
ducers all over California whom they have"'b6en led to
injure and in many cases to ruin. " ..'. b
We say in all candor to the strikers who are mis
led by evil counsel and lying that no community ever
yet surrendered to force and as long as it
had the means of resistance.
It is this erratic and tyrannical use of power with
out responsibility that is at issue, and not beneficial
unionism at all.
The question at issue is not the existence of union
ism, but the attempt of union leaders to usurp the
place of the employer by compelling his employes to
obey their orders in the transaction of his business.
These leaders, who arc now in alliance with the Ex
aminer, ordered members of the Teamsters' Union
not to haul freight or baggage for customers of their
employers to whom the leaders objected. The right
of these leaders to exercise that absolute domination
over the business of employers is the sole question
at issue. It is a question which the Examiner in its
own case would settle exactly as the employers have
done. If the pressmen of that paper refused to run
off an edition that contained the advertisement of a
non-union firm they would be instantly discharged,
just as the teamsters were who refused to haul non
union baggage. Such discharge would be no more
a lockout than this widespread strike is -a lockout.
Such action by pressmen would be in all respects ex
actly like the action of the union teamsters, without
the faintest shade of difference, and every newspaper
proprietor and every business man knows that the
Examiner would do exactly what the employing dray
men did. Now, one need not search f%r for proof
that this new policy of the autocratic leaders of union
labor means just such interference with the lawful
rights and business of newspaper proprietors as well
as of other business men. The Employers' Associa
tion has advertised generally in the press of the State
for labor to take the place of the strikers. This was
sent out and paid for- as a regular advertisement in
the usual and daily course of business in all newspa
per offices. This advertisement ran in the Examiner
and was paid for. It also appeared in the Herald of
Grass Valley, and the labor unions in that county,
which have' been recently addressed by Organizer
Pierce, immediately ordered, instituted and are now
by such order maintaining a. boycott of the Herald
to punish it for taking that advertisement. Here is
the assertion of a discrimination and the power to de
stroy one man's business and at the same time build
up the business of another, though both have done
the same thing for which this new union policy or
ders' the ruin of another! The Grass Valley paper
must be ruined by the order of men who cheer and
support the Examiner, though it did the same iden
tical thing!
In the same reckless spirit of falsehood the Ex
aminer speaks always of the strike as, "a lockout," to
give the impression that employers were the aggress
ors and ' wantonly locked out their employes to de
stroy labor unionism. Of course the statement is
false. No fight is made on labor unionism in any
of its relations to the welfare of labor, to hours or
wages. In all such respects unionism had been will
ingly recognized by the employers, who, relying on
the good faith of union labor, had in numerous in
stances made contracts with their union labor, as
such, in order that labor might be assured of con
tinued employment and wages on conditions agree
able to it as union labor, and that the employer might
safely plan for the future on the basis of stability in
his relations to the labor employed.
To right-minded men would occur the misfortune
of 400 employes discharged through a blow struck
by a newspaper at their employer's business. No hu
mane man would rejoice at such a calamity to labor,
if it occurred. But such considerations do not affect
the Examiner any more than the obligation of a man
or a newspaper to tell the truth. .
:The publication of this lie was to encourage the
strikers, by making them believe that following its
advice to injure employers of labor was effective and
would coerce employers to yield. . .
• That paper, knowing the statement to be a lie, pub
lished that Levi Strauss & Co., the. firm that, it ad
vised to be boycotted, had suffered so in its trade that
it had been compelled to discharge 400 employes.
This it did after it knew the falsity of the statement,
and when the firm asked it to publish a respectful let
ter in denial it refused to do so.
IF the strikers do not go, and remain, wrong in
respect to their relation to the law, it will not be
for lack of false, evil and incendiary advice given
by their organ, the Examiner.
Jamaica is but a small island and her trade is in
significant in comparison with that of the United
States; nevertheless it will bear watching. It affords
a good opportunity for applying that peculiar kind
of reciprocity that some Eastern people have lately
advocated) It supplies the Eastern market with sugar
and fruit and takes manufactured goods in return.
Thus, if reciprocity could be arranged, the East would
get the. benefit and California would^ have to bear
most of the competition, and there are a number of
Eastern people who would be quite willing to make
that kind of arrangement.
It is to be noted that the chief products of Jamaica
are sugar and fruit,. and of these the exports are
mainly to. this country . N The report says: "Sugar
was shipped almost entirely to the United States and
to the United Kingdom in the proportion of eight to
one. Fruit almost exclusively to the United States."
The imports ff om this country were made up mainly
of coal and cotton goods. Of the latter the increase
of imports has been quite striking, and it appears
our manufacturers of cheap cotton fabrics will v event
ually have the bulk of the trade.'
lines of commercial, expediency and is increasingly
made up of imports from. this country. Thus the re
port shows that in 1896 the percentage of Jamaican
imports taken from the United States was 41.8 per
cent and in ; i960 43 per cent, while the proportion from
the United Kingdom, which in 1896 was 48.1 per cent,
was in 1900 47.2 per, cent. In neither imports nor ex
ports does the trade with Canada show any increase."
Of the exports 1.6 per cent went to Canada in 1896 and
the same proportion in 1900; while of the imports 7.5
per cent were taken from Canada in 1896 and 7.1 per
cent in 1900.
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