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' . \u25a0 ' "\u25a0 • It is announced from Washington that while Presi dent Roosevelt goes to the Dutch Reformed church, Mrs. Roosevelt goes to the Episcopal church, so church-going sightseers who wish to see the whole family have to stay over a week and go to church twice, and thereat Washington is gratified. The loss of the corn crop by the hot spell was not severe enough to cause anything like a famine, but it is said it will reduce the output of corn whisky so there may be a great thirst in some States even if there be no hunger. "Special Information supplied daily t» business houses and public men by th* Press Clipping Bureau iAUen'sj. 516 Mom." gomery street. Telephone Main 1043. • Pleasure 1 is often but a change or pain- A. man who has had the gout feels ftrsi rn a a?ism en ** SCtS *° Wn * "diS? r 8E Drunkenness and all drug habits cured at Willow Bark Sanitarium.* 1833 Polk. • Dr. Sanf ord'a Idver Iavigorator. Beat IJtct MwHclne.VegetableCureforLlver Hit , Biliousness Insertion. Constipation. Matart£' Townsend'a California glace fruits 50c a pound, in flre-etche<l boxes or Jan. ha« kets. A nice present for Kastern friends* 639 Market street. Palace Hotel b^ldlng^ CaL glace f roit 50c per lb at TownsentTa.* Choice candies. Townsend's. Palace Hotel 7 FOR THE PRESIDENCY— A. S., City. The question "Is a man who was born to American parents in a foreign coun try while the father was either a United States Minister or Consul or while the parents, citizens of the United. States, were traveling In a foreign country, eligi ble to the Presidency of the United States?" Is one that has been frequently asked, but It cannot be answered with certainty and will not be unless the Su preme Court shall pass on the matter. The constitution declares that "no person except a natural-born citizen" shall tie) eligible to the Presidency. Children born to American parents while traveling abroad or are in the service of the United States in a foreign country are recognized as citizens of the United States, but there never has been a decision to settle the question, "Are such children 'natural born?' " Until the highest court in the land passes upon that tLe question win remain unanswered. The following communication is of gen eral interest to attorneys: . To the Editor of The Call: Referring to the recent decision of our Supreme Court against the constitutionality of the Code of Civil Procedure, one of the San Francisco dallies (not The Call) says the lawyers can now throw their new codes out of the window. The lawyers are not likely to do that. They are by this time able to tell at a glance which sections are in force, and the fact that the new codes are properly annotated with notes of all the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the courts of other States having sim ilar code ' provisions ' renders the new codes invaluable to lawyers' and almost indispensable to State, city and county Officials- .. W. S. HARLOW. Oakland. Oct. 14. 1901. Codes Are Valuable. Walnut and Pecan Panoche^ ' Townsend. • It is hardly credible by. sane minds that the kind of notoriety given to anarchy by the assassination of the President would incline any one to organize an archistic; societies, and' yetMhat is just. what has oc curred. One of these new associations has been or ganized in New -York, under the name "Freeland." It begins its career with a printing.office and a book store, so that it has bright prospect/; but. as it is the intention, of the managers to buy a farm, the finish is in sight. ; "V ;^ \u25a0\u25a0 \ \u25a0 CHOIR AND QUIRE— Anxious, City. Choir Is the term to designate a company of singers composed of four choruses trebles, altos, tenors and basses— but of late years It is applied to any body of singers. The name choir is a corrupt Spelling of quire which came in vogue in the sixteenth century, in Imperfect Imi tation-of the French word, "Choeur,"'or the original Latin "choruse." Purches, who lived 1577-1626, in his "Pllgrimes" has: "They rise at midnight to pray unto their idols, which they doe in Quires, as the Faries do." Milton, in "Paradise Re^ gained," has: "Angellck quires sung heavenly anthems of victory." Tennyson uses "quire" instead of choir in "Love and Duty." ' Three rival British railroad routes from London to Scotland are now striving for the record between the English and Scotch capitals, says Black and White. The distances average 400 miles, and it ia hoped before the season ends to cover the trip in 420 minutes. The three routes are the East Coast, by way of the Great Northern, Northeastern and North British roads; the Midland, over the railroad of that name, and the West Coast, over tha London and Northwestern and Caledonian lines. The best records yet made are: East. Coast, 393% miles, eight hours six minutes. Midland, 408 miles, eight hours forty-four minutes; West Coast. 400 miles, seven hours flfty-eight minutes. In the races of 1888 the East Coast won after » spirited struggle. In 1895 the West Coast won. The time had been cut from ten hours to eight and a hair hours. This year the Midland has entered the competition and before the summer is ended it is ex pected that one of the three roads will have cut the time to the seven hour limit —400 miles In 420 minutes.— New Bedford Standard. OLOGRAPHIC WILL— A. S., Mill Val ley. Cal. An olographlc will Is a will wholly in the handwriting of the person making It. Such a will is recognized as legal and valid. It is not subject tq any particular form other than that It must express the wishes of the party making the same and be written on paper on which there Is no printing or any writing other than that of the maker. Such a will need not be witnessed, nor has It to be verified before any officer. Rival British Railroads. "In all my experiences as a traveling man," said Fred J. Squires of Detroit, "I have never seen so many dairy lunch rooms In one town as In Washington. I suppose the immense force of Government clerks accounts for them. They are not, the best of them, as fine in appointment as those In Boston, Philadelphia and New York, but I must say they equal ,ln the material served the best in any city. To fellows who have to criss-cross the United States two or three times a year cooking ia an important matter. We all devoutly pray to be saved from investigation . for Commercial purposes of the territory which lies in Southern Indiana and North ern Kentucky. So far as I have been able to observe, tlie people in that section simply keep a pan of cottonseed oil on the fire and use that for all culinary treat ment. They fry fish, meat, vegetables, and even bread, and If there is a perfect digestive apparatus left in that section among the residents It is clearly in de fiance of Providence. "Cooking is good in Washington, much above the average. New Orleans is far and awny the. finest place in the world for the best things to eat, cooked in the most appetizing way, and San Francisco is next. In New York and Chicago you can get imported French culinary service by paying a stiff price for it, but the na tive talent Is very bad, Indeed."—Wash ington Post. Restaurants or Many Towns. CHANGE OF RESIDENCE-S. and C, City.-tlnder the law of California in or der to vote an elector must have been a resident of the- county In which he claims the right to vote for a period of ninety days next preceding the election. If he should move out of his county fifteen days before election he would lose his resi dence In the county out of which he moved, and would not gain one in the county into which he moved, therefore he would lose his vote. . . . .— THE special industries of which Great Britain once enjoyed a practical monopoly have so far declined and in many cases have so completely disappeared that English observers are driven to. a search for the cause. Benjamin Taylor, of the Glasgow Herald, has re cently published his conclusions as to the cause, which he finds in the policy of trade unions. Mr. Taylor sa3*s: "In theory the trade union is an or ganization for the protection of labor against, the tyranny and oppression of capital. In practice the British trade union is an organization for the re straint of labor and the manacling of capital. . . . The modern trade union is a combination for the sole purpose of furthering the supposed interests of the workmen, without regard to the interests of the trade or craft as a whole. In the old system there was the element of solidarity in the relations between capital and labor. In the new system there is the element ci antagonism. In the old system the crafts man prospered according to his skill' and industry. In the new system skill and industry are reduced to one common denominator, called the trade union rate of wage. If American manufacturers are enabled to undersell their British rivals in some of their pet in dustries, it is not because the American workman is a better craftsman than the British — he is, indeed, often imported from Britain — but because he is an unfettered producer. That is to say, American labo is more productive than British." He declares that the trade union theory that if the work of the world is spread out thin there will be just enough to go round is a fallacy, and says that if England finally falls utterly in the industrial race it will not be because her workmen cannot create as well as others, but because they will not. A Ger man or American workman will give equal and sim ultaneous attention to three, four or six machines or tools, while his trade union compels the British workman to confine himself. to one. in order that employment may be given to half a dozen men who cught to be busy elsewhere. Citing specific instances, he says: "It was, for ex ample, the exactions and limitations demanded by the union ship builders of the Thames that drove the great shipbuilding industry from London to the northern rivers, where it has flourished, while the Thames has left only enc shipyard of any importance. The like exactions and limitations of the trade unions drove lace making from Nottingham, and the flint glass and bottle manufacture to Germany and Bel gium. Flint glass used to be a very large and lucra tive business in Great Britain, affording highly paid employment to thousands of workers who had their trade union. That union waxed fat and kicked on the subject of apprentices. It succeeded in enforcing strict limitations on the number of boys who might he apprenticed in any one year in any one factory. Then they put the screw on wages, until they raised the pay of an ordinary journeyman to three pounds ten shillings and four pounds per week. Their mo nopoly of labor was complete. The Germans stepped in and took the trade, bodily from under the nose of the glass trade union, which does not now in the whole United Kingdom contain as many members as there are workers in a single German factory. The industry is gone, except two or three high class con cerns making costly tableware for the wealthy." It will be seen that it is not- so much a question of -.vages as the limiting of production that has ban ished many industries from Great Britain and sent them to take root profitably on the Continent or in the United States. If Mr. Taylor is right in his con clusions they carry a lesson . for producers every where. Free labor and free, capital seem to be the best and happiest partners in industrial production. Down in Queensland the Health Commissioner has been examining articles of food and drink of fered for sale in the colony and has found some extraordinary adulterations. Thus stuff sold for tea was found to have been made by mixing magnetic oxide of iron with tea dust and sand rolled by means of starch into little pellets of various sizes in imita tion of zpiiuine tea. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.— The following Californians arrived to-day and registered at the hotels: At the Shoreham— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eadle of San Diego. At the Fairfax— L. D. Copeland of Los Angeles. At the Ebbltt— R. Finking of San Fran cisco. At the Cochran— Z. L. Lachance of San Francisco. Californians in Washington. THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN-Sub scriber. City. The Benjamin Franklin fountain at the junction of Kearny street and Montgomery avenue was donated to the city by the late Dr. H. D. Cogswell on condition that the city assume the care and preservation of the fountain and keep it supplied with water, failing to do which the fountain was to revert to the donor or his representative. The fountain and conditions were accepted by the Su pervisors April 23, 1SS1. LOST PILOT-BOAT— E. J. C. About forty years ago the pilot-boat Julia, in charge of two men, went outside the heads. One, of these, a pilot, was taken in .i small boat to an incoming vessel and while this was being done the pilot-boat was without any one on board. When the one who took the pilot to the ship started to return to the pilot-boat he discovered that she had disappeared. She was never found or heard of after that. WITHIN a time comparatively short there have come two announcements from Ber ..,. lin which have been taken by the world as evidence 'of the existence of a plan on the part of the Germans to build up a colonial empire of great ex tent. One of these was the statement that a consid erable portion of the German troops now in China will not be withdrawn but will be kept in that part of the worJd. The second was the large appropriation made by the State Department for maintaining 125 German schools in Argentina, Southern Brazil, Tnr-. key, China and South Africa. In each of these programmes there is plainly a means of advancing a policy of colonial expansion, whether deliberately designed for that purpose or not. A detachment of German troops permanently established in China would easily lead to the need of German territory on which to maintain them. The school programme is more subtle. A large number of Germans have settled in Argentina and Brazil. In the natural order of things % their descendants would acquire the prevailing language of the country and become essentially, South Americans. By furnishing them,, however, with German schools, the Kaiser provides a. ineans of retaining, their descendants as Germans, and consequently should the Brazilian Gov ernment go to pieces at any time or even become involved in sectional wars,' there would be a strong German element ready to set itself up as an inde pendent state. \u25a0 • \u25a0..-'• It is asserted by some authorities that the German Government is working for just such an object in Brazil and Argentina. One of these says: "Germany calmly sets herself to take over all places where the life tenancies of the dying nations are running out. She thinks she sees such places in South America, in I Asia Minor and in the Far East, and there she plants her schools. There she hopes in future to direct her surplus population, for which purpose other legisla tion has been enacted. There by every sort tof public and private effort she j strives to develop her com merce, and there, when dissolution comes of the sick men of Europe, of Asia or of America, she hopes to have her sons ready .to 'take possession/' .,. One enthusiastic admirer of the candidate says: ''All that can be said of Josiah Quincy is that he is a capital Democrat. He is the kind of Democrat that I like. He is progressive and he believes in some phases of socialism." The description fairly fits the man. Mr. Quincy has himself characterized his polit ical philosophy as "opportunism." He believes in tak ing up any issue upon which he thinks he can get votes. He is making his present race for Governor strictly upon State issues, and in his platform are several planks that show tendencies to socialism. Neither he nor his friends expect him to be elected this year, but they hope he will receive a vote so large that his renomination at the next election will be assured, and then they look for victory. It is therefore quite within the limits of probability that the Massachusetts Democrats are grooming a candidate for the Presidential race. It will be re membered that in discussing the sort of candidate the Democratic party should nominate in 1904, the gifted Mr. Dooley said there is wanted: "A good, active, inergetic, Dimmycrat, sthrong iv lung an' limb; must be in favor Iv sound money, but not too sound, an anti-impeeryalist, but f'r holdin' onto what we've got, an' inimy iv thrusts, but a frind iv organized capital, a' sympathizer with th' crushed an' downthrodden people, but not be anny means hostile to vested in therests; must advocate sthrikes, gover'mint by .in junction, free silver, sound money, greenbacks, a sin gle tax, a tariff f'r rivinoo, th' constitootion to follow th' flag as far as it can go, an' no farther, civil ser vice rayform iv th' la'ads in office an' all th' gr-reat an 1 gloryous principles in our gr-reat an' gloryous party or anny\ gr-reat an' gloryous parts thereof." Josiah Quincy does not exactly fill all the specifi cations of Mr. Dooley, but he comes very near it. He is a gold Democrat who voted for Bryan, and a conservative who is willing to move in the direction of socialism. He appears to be sound of lung and limb. He has a historic name, but has ( not lived. up to it enough to make enemies. It is a far cry from Nebraska to Massachusetts, but Democracy may have to go that far in search of a candidate, for there seems to be none at any intermediate point. MASSACHUSETTS Democracy rarely has an opportunity to be heard by the nation at large. Just now, however, it appears to'have the floor. It is true there are campaigns, going along in other States, but they do not make much noise. In the person of Josiah Quincy, however, the Democrats of Massacuhsetts have a candidate of whom they are proud enough jto brag, and ever since his nomination they have been blowing trumpets loud enough to fill the. land with his fame. A GREATER GERMANY. A. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. ' THE DREYFUS CASE— J. H. A., Oak land, Cal. Of those who figured prom inently in the Dreyfus case Colonel Henry committed suicide. Count Esterhazy was sentenced to imprisonment for swindling his cousin. Picquart was dismissed from the army and Zola was sentenced for libel. ; NEW YORK. Oct. 11.— The following Callfornians are in New York: '.- }E*j Jin-*: San \u25a0Francisco— C. N. Fettin Jr.,. L. McCreedy and A. I*. Scott at the Hol land? H. Henry at the Grand; W.H. Mar tin: JI. A. Cllne and C. C. Cllne at the Gil sey; Mrs.. C. Ross at the Hoffman: L. Bermengham at the Plaza; Dr. W. Boer lck. H. Cohen, C. F. Faber, B. Hayden and Dr. J. W. Ward at the Manhattan: B. Donhey at the Navarre: W. A. lllld reth at the St. George; C. B. Jennings at the Imperial: H. D. Keil at the Murray Hill: M. S. Kohlberger and M. P. Mendel sohn at the Cadillac: If. C. Spencer at the St. Denis;" J. B. Stone at the Grand Union; D. A. Turner tmd L. A. Turner at the Vendome; G. H. Wright at the Astor, and J. S. Young at the Ashland. From Los Angeles— D. J. Bronstein, W. L. Stewart and wife at the Herald Square; D. Overton at the Park Avenue; Miss Carpenter at the Albemarle, and R. B. Dickinson at the Broadway Central. From Sacramento— C. F. Prentiss at the Park Avenue. From San Jose— W. S. -Shelby at the Broadway Central. From Santa. Barbara— Dr. Sidebotham at the Murray Hill. Californians in New York. PRESIDENT JOHNSON— Enq., Oak land, Cal. President Lincoln was assas sinated on the 14th of April, 1865, in the evening, and died the next morning. An drew Johnson did not take the oath of of fice until the 17th of April, at 10 o'clock In the forenppn. . TULE GRASS— O. B. S., City. Tula grass for life preservers has been ac cepted by the board of United States In spectors at Washington, D. C. It Is claimed that life preservers made of this grass are superior to those made of cork. CUSTOM HOUSE— Reader, Mare Island, Cal. Appointments to positions in the Custom-house are from the elisrible list under civil service rules. The selections are mude by the. Collector of the Port. That official at San Francisco is F. S. Stratton. DECAY OF BRITISH INDUSTRY. "Well, Clarence, what Is it?" asked the boy's papa. "I didn't say anything, papa," replied Clarence. "I know you didn't, but It is fully flva minutes since you asked a question, and I know from experience that another is due about this time." "Well, papa, what are all those big United States flags made of?" asked the boy. "Some of them are made of silk. Clar ence, but by far the greater number are made of bunting." "And. papa?" "Well, Clarence?" "Are the little flags made of baby bunt ing?"— Plttaburg Commercial-Gazette. The Mountain Lion (nervously)— Have you feen any sign of Theodore Roosevelt hereabouts? The Wild Duck (timorously) — Nor Say, you haven't seen ex-President Cleveland, in this neighborhood, have you?—Pitts burg Chronicle-Telegraph. "Ignorance," remarked young Borezn, "they say is bliss." "Oh, that probably accounts for it." re joined Miss Cutting. "Accounts for what?" queried the youth. "The contented and happy look you usu ally wear," she replied.— Chicago News. Mrs.: Prospect Park— Where are the pins, please? '.-\u25a0 .'*-? Department Store Clerk (precisely) — Hatpins, safety-pins, scarfpins, clothes pins, hairpins, diamond-pins, breastpins, black pins, shawlplns, rolling-pins, bowl- Ing pins or just ordinary pins?—Washing ton Star. "He's quite a, prominent politician here, is he not?" inquired the visiting Briton. "Oh, no; he's a statesman," replied the cat'lve. "Well, what's the difference?" "A statesman, my dear sir, is one who is in politics because he has money. A poli tician is one who has money because he Is in politics."— Philadelphia' Press. "Excuse me. sir, but can you tell me why all the inhabitants are rushing up on their -porches and climbing the fences?" • "Why, young "Willie Vanderfcllt 13 com ing down the road in .his automobile. Wow! wow! Skip for your life. Amazed and Delighted Foreigner (hl3 first view of Niagara' Falls) — Why ees zees so far from BunTeelo? Native— Great Scott, mister! How could we m6ve it any closer to Buffalo? Foreigner — How? Eea eet not a part of ze Pan-American Expozeesheeon? : .'.;•\u25a0.. A CHANCE TO SMILE. WELCHING— A. O. S., City. The term "welchfng" means that a bookmaker on a race takes bets and finding himself un able to cash the winning tickets departs with the bettors' money. FLORIDA-Subscrlber, City. The State of Florida cannot be called a hilly coun try. The highest point of land in the State is called Highland, and is but 210 feet above sea level. WIDEST THOROUGHFARE-0. S.. City. The widest thoroughfare in San Francisco is City Hall avenue, from Mar ket street to Park avenue. It Is 200 feet wide. -LOS ANGELES— S., City. The city in California now called Los Angeles was originally called Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. ! Sands W.'Forman, who has been quite ill for several days at the Occidental Ho tel, is slowly recovering. Last evening, he was a little better and was thought to be out of danger. . . \u25a0 Dr. John J. Gallagher, formerly autopsy 'surgeon at the Morgue, who has been studying in Europe for two years, ar rived in this city Sunday evening. Mrs. Maud E. Bovvers, worthy grand president of the Order of the Eastern Star, arrived here yesterday from Santa 'Ana 'and is staying at the Palace. Baron "Wrangella, captain of the Czar of Russia's Imperial Guards; arrived here yesterday from the Orient, en route to St. Petersburg. Louis T. Wright, superintendent of the Iron Mountain copper mine. in. Shasta County, Is among the arrivals at the Pal ace.. ..... . ; \u25a0'• , C. Jesse Titus, a banker of Mountain View, is at the Palace, accompanied by his wife. 1 '-....'. TV. H. Clary; a mining man of Stockton, is ; at the Lick. . M. Biggs, an Oroville capitalist, is stay- Ing at the Grand. • i. Sheriff E. C. Ivins of San .Luis Oblspo County is at the Grand. . W. S. Hammaks of West Virginia is in this city on a short visit. • - : Thomas J. «Geary of Santa Rosa is spending a few days at the Lick. ~1.- PERSONAL MENTION. ANSWERS TO QUERIES. Only such men were nominated as will wait for orders from a boss before doing anything. They will stand, twiddling their official thumbs, while the boss sees his custom ers and .haggles for a price at which he is willing to sell them, and then he will pocket it, leaving them the "honor'' of office holding for their share. » -. < The discredit of it will fall upon the party and will give it a long exile from power. It is a hard condition when the shortest way to power for the Republican party lie? in beating a ticket called Republican, but that is the condition that has beeii created here by the combination of greed and ignorance that usurped control of affairs. -lAn opportunity is lost and will not soon occur again. The few names on the ticket that may command respect make too light a float for the heavy sinker, and the result is shown in the languid interest felt by the people in the fate of the nominees. , San Francisco is now believed to be standing at a crisis in the commercial history of her people. The uppermost thought is, will she stand still, or go forward, or retreat? That the city will go forward is likely, but the pace at which she advances was capable of acceleration by a strong and upright city government which the Republican party was capable of giving her. Tn the government. of this city there should be neither rascals nor dreamers. Neither robbery nor reverie should appear in our public administration. Fa naticism and the raw aspirations of a single and self-constituted class should hot be per mitted in our local government. We need business men, with a high sense of public duty and a stake in the public welfare, to manage municipal affairs, maintain .order and give impulse to the progress which it is possible for San Francisco to make. . \\ j , The Call had no persons to advance and none to pull down. We wrought for a Republican result that would honor the party and benefit the city. But that result was not attained. The party is not honored by the ticket that flies its name, and the city i? not to be benefited by the success of that ticket, nQtwithstanding the few. good names, upon it for positions that.can in no way control the policies that are vital to ;the interests of the people. The self-elected dictators yho : made the ticke^ must be held :responsibler'and the great body of the party washes its ;Iiands of: the 'situation, which it did not create and for which it refuses to be responsible. $\($ - This could have been done had not the party organization fallen into a control that forbade its appearance as a body of self-respecting partisans, proud of their party and of its free hand and independent capacity. This control treated the party as a tool in the hands of a limited few who had axes to grind or grindstcces to let for the grinding of axes, and the Republican party was treated as worthy of no" more dignified place than to serve in turning the grindstone, not even being permitted to hold the ax. The ticket nominated is pitifully weak, and in some places worse than weak. There are but few strong, re deeming personalties on it, to lift it above the dead level of a hopeless mediocrity and hold out a hope that it will redeem any high expectation that may be invested in it. The inter ests of the party, its good name, its reputation and the claim it makes of representing the best order of citizenship were no more considered by the persons who had usurped the organization than a cannibal considers the knowledge of the catechism possessed by the missionary whose kidneys he is eating, brochette. . An opportunity has been lost, no matter if the ticket win. It is not a Republican ticket, for it represents private interests and not a public purpose, but it assumes the Re publican name, and its maladministration, its weakness, and perhaps wickedness, will be charged to the party, thus putting still further away an opportunity to prove that it can faultlessly administer the government of this city. . i ' ',' IT is' pitiful that the Republican organization in this city, did not see and improve its opportunity, when its ticket was nominated.. The time had come for the actual Repub lican majority of San Francisco to assert itself and take its rightful control of the city government.. ThcUack of executive energy in the administration we have been hav ing, and the mighty distance between the people and the controlling* influence that it put in charge of the administrative boards created by the charter, had quite alienated from it the sympathy of the people and they were ripe.for a change, but it must be for the better and not for the worse. Every condition was ready for a Republican victory, but it must be the*triumph of the party as a political force, original and in the first person. It must be a victory won to demonstrate that the Republican party has in it the material for effect ing" good government; protecting, the taxpayers, keeping faith with public -creditors,- and wisely administering the trust committed to it. Republicans hang their heads when it is assumed that their party cannot do this, and they hoped that the time had come when the aspersive implication could be wiped out. , LOST OPPORTUNITY THE SAN FRANCISCO , CAL/L, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1901. CHINESE BECOME EXPERT IN USE OF STILT S IN WALKING AND JUMPING 6 Tivoli— "Emanl." Grand Opera-house— "The Little Minister." Grand Opera-house — Benefit of Charity Fund of the Asso dated Theatrical Managers, Thursday afternoon, October 17. . Columbia— "Florodora." Orpheura— Vaudeville. California — "Rudolph and Adolph." I Chutes, Zoo and Theater — Vaudeville every afternoon am evening. Fischer's — Vaudeville. Alhambra— Royal Italian Band. Sutro Baths — Open nisbta. AMUSEMENTS.