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_ It is to be hoped that Buller .will imitate Schley and
ask for a court of inquiry. \u25a0.We^are^hpt' hogs enough to wish to keep things of that kind all to 'ourselves. ,. .Congressman Cannon says hehasn't got $50,000 to P\»t jntoUhe fight /for the Illinois Senatorship, and may infer from the statement that he is out of the race.' iv'-'-t '-•*>•'. \u25a0'"' '-' k':^'':":'.' 1 '^.^-;^ ' . ' ' ' . •- • '" From the kind of' gang 'with which they have sur rounded themselves it seems evident that it is the intention of Herrin. and Burke to first fling the town wide open and then icbt it . ,- . TheBritish income tax gatherers could find. in the United Kingdom. last year only twelve persons and eighty ; firms with incomes in exe'ess of $250)000. ."In this country it is probable that- New York alone could make a bigger showing. V -i^^^S SPililli ' 'T he woman who went over Niagara in a barrel has now admitted that she' performed the. feat not as.an adventure but f otf the sake of getting employment \u25a0 as a t^? k .? t a dime rfiuseum j "and consequently those who called her : a fool will please, retract and do jus tice to her enterprise as an aspirant for celebrity. . Assistant Attorney General Beck has suggested that the secret service department of the Government em ploy men not only to hunt down counterfeiters; but to supply an adequate guard for the higher officials of the Government, and it is probable an appropria tion may be made for that , purpose. ; ,! ;',V. ';*-*;; * It is stated that the conservative officials of the Chi nese Government have determined to recall from this country Wu Ting-fang because they look upon his popularity here as a proof that he is not. loyal, to.. China. .In this country WuY popularity with certain influential circles in the East is looked upon as evi dence that he is doing a good deal -more for China than' this country can stand, and, accordingly, his re tiremenV will suit us" as well as it suits the - (Ihinese * conservatives. . - '\u25a0-\u25a0- Down in Missouri there is said to be a city Mar shal who has drawn on the station-house floor a chalk mark sixty feet ; long, and any person- arrested for drunkenness is required to try to walk it- -If hemakes the line straight and clear he goes: free, but if not -he is held to answer. The community is said to be sat isfied with" the method, and, in fact, some of them say it beats Solomon. '- * . " Yale claims to have contributed to public affairs more men in proportion to the whole number of her graduates than any other, university in the country, to which boast .Harvard retorts scornfully by .direct ing attention to the fact that in the domain of let ters Yale has given to the country only Fenimore Cooper, N. P. Willis and Clarence Steadman, and suggesting that it would have been better if Yale had graduated fewer politicians and more scholars. LONG HAIR AND SHORT HAIR— A. A. W.. Alameda, Cal. The custom of men cutting or having their hair cut 13 believed to have been inspired by the fol lowing from,! Corinthians xl:14: "Doth not even nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair It is a shame unto him?" Homer wrote of the long-haired Greeks by way of honorable distinction. Subsequently the Athenian cavalry and all Lacedaemonian soldiery wore long hair. The Parthians and ancient Per sians wore long flowing hair. The Franks and ancient Teutons considered long hair a. mark of high birth. The Goths looked on long hair as a mark of honor and on short hair as a mark of thralldpm: so did the Gauls, for which reason "Julius Cae sar, when he subdued them, obliged them to cut their hair short in token of sub mission. In Englanc\ Jhdges, the Speaker of the House of Commons and at one time the Bishops, 'wore long hair, while criminals and paupers wore .short hair. On the other hand Jewish priests during their time of service had their hair cut once a fortnight, and Roman slaves wore their hair and beard "long, but shavedV their heads when manumitted. Sallor<A who escaped from shipwreck shaved theWTi heads 'as if ' manumitted from the sea. In Ezekicl v:I there is mention of a "barber's razor," with instructions to'"thou son of man to cause It to pass upon thine head and upon thy bear fi." One of "the most . remarkable and puz zling stories of somnambulism is that which recently came to light In connection with a young clergyman: at a training college in New -York, who was found to be in the habit of writing his sermons while fast asleep. The young man would get out'of bed, secure paper, and compose and write his sermons:, On finishing a page he would read it out, when a word displeased him he would write .a correction j with great \u25a0 exactness. These somnambulistic sermons were well composed and correctly written. Curious to ascertain whether the young man made use of his eyes, the* principal of the college put ' a card ' under his chin to prevent him seeing the paper, but he still continued to write. , * Not yef satisfied whether . or hot 4»e could distinguish different objects placed before' him, the. principal "took .away the piece of paper on which . he wrote and substituted several other kinds, at - dif ferent times, of various colors. He always perceived the change, -because the pieces of paper were 'of different sizes. -, When a piece exactly like his own was substituted he used ; it, and wrote his corrections on the places corresponding to" those of .iis own paper. ; : It was by \u25a0 this means that portions of his nocturnal compositions were obtained. . I , j :> His most astonishing production was a piece of music written with great exacti tude. • He' used a' cane for; a ruler. TJie clefs, the flats and the ' shajps were all in.their right places. The notes were all made as: circles, and ; those .requiring; it were afterward blackened with ink. The words .were J all written •below, but once they were in such .very large characters .that they/ did- not come directly ;1 below their t proper notes,', and,. perceiving this, he ; erased them all and wrote them over "again,;- : , .\u25a0./.;/.•_ .' . ,._,-\u25a0. WRITES WHILE "ASLEEP. Booker T. Washington's dinner - with President Roosevelt has set the people of Washington to searching for precedents, with the result that we have ttones of Lincoln, inviting Frederick Douglass' to" lunch and of Jefferson inviting a negro -- mathema tician named Banneker to dine with him at the White House, which Banneker did. The most curious story of all, however, is one to the effect that a year or so ago Representative Sprague of Massachusetts invited his colleagues of the' District of Columbia Committee to dine with him, and the invitation included Mr. White, the negro Representative from North Caro lina. When the invitation of the colored man became known every other member of the committee sent his regrets on account of. a previous engagement, and the dinner didn't take place. » \u25a0'.-.' THROWING SHOES— W., City. The custom of throwing one or more old shoes after the bride and groom either when th$y go to the church or when they start on their wedding tour is so old that tbe memory of man stretches not back to the beginning. Some think It represents an assault and is a lingering trace of the custom among savage nations of carry ing away the bride by violence. Others think it is a relic of the ancient law of exchange or purchase and that it former ly implied the surrender by the parents of all , dominion or authority over the daughter. This was a Jewish custom: thus in Deuteronomy xxv: 5-10, we find that the widow refused by the surviving brother asserted her independence by "loosing his shoes"; and In the story of Ruth it is told that it was the custom In exchange to. deliver a shoe in token of renunciation. . It was the custom in ancient times to place the husband's shoe at the head of the nuptial couch in asser tion of his domJnaUon, and that lite as sumed the government of the household- NEW YORK, Oct. 30.— The foilowing Calif omians have arrived at the hotels: San Francisco — W. W. Chapin,* at the Holland; H. H. Tracy and wife, at the Albemarle; F. C. Hotaling, at the Hoff man; L. McMillan, at the Imperial; R. M. Meyer, at the Plaza; W. R'oberts, at the Cosmopolitan. \u25a0 • Los -Angeles — N. Gr Douglass, at the Victoria: G. H. Stone and wife at the Grand. . ,• : :: ;>;iv ; Calif ornians in New York. TATTOO MARKS-Ex-Sailor, City. Tat too marks on the human body are deep seated, as has been proved by an Investi gation made at Mount Washington Hos pital, Baltimore, some years ago. An In dividual who died there, shortly before his death, willed his body after death to surgeons in the hospital for the benefit of science. One of the surgeons, curious to learn the depth of tattooing, experi mented on the arm and found that the design of what on the surface of the arm was a coat of arras was marked through the flesh as far as the bone. Theie was also discovered the trace of the. figure on the bone, but it did not penetrate the bony structure. "UNCLE SAM"-H. L., City. Uncle Sam as the .representative ! of the United States has no other name. During the last days of the Revolution there was a contractor named Samuel Wilson, who received the stores for the army and navy of the United States and when such were sent to him they bore the letters "U. a." for United States. Some one asked the meaning of those letters and an individual responded that as the goods all came to Sam Wilson they stood for Unc'e Sam. In that way Uncle Sam was applied to the United States. Who is the man upon^vhom they must largely depend? He has a big fingsi in your little political' pie, Mr. Wells, and has mussed it up so that. the people don't want to eat it. ' --.W' \u25a0 . \u25a0 ' . \u25a0 \. . - \u25a0 \u25a0 V '.'\u25a0 ' : \u25a0'.. \u25a0 : -;. These questions have 'been asked of you, and you answer them by telling what you drink, where you did business and^where you were born. Remember now" we admit you were born, that you did. business in one^place thirty-five years, and' that you are not skinbound in the matter of good tipple. We admit it all, Mr. Wells, to save you the trouble of repeating, and to economize your breath for answering .what the people After raising these issues of locality and refreshment, you sak}: "But after all, ladies and gentlemen, it depends upon the man largely., upon what we will do with these great JJow that is true, and the people want to know who the man is. If • you will tell them the man who ordered you to stay on the ticket when you said you would get off, and who made you indorse a Supervisor'ticket that you said was so. bad \u25a0'.'that' if it had been nominated first you would have declined to run, that is the v man upon whom they must de pend. Is it Mr. Herrin? If so they will be happier for knowing it. Is it Martin Kelly? IN your speech Tuesday you assumed a heart to heart attitude. You said: "Itake a glass-of beer now and. then and a drink of whisky, and I always keep the finest kind of liquors in my own house." "Nobody is curious about what you eat or drink, or what liquors you keep at home. When you take a glass of beer is not in ; issue. At your age, and it is an honorable age; an occasional glass of whisky may do you no harm. But the people don't care when you take a drink. What they want to know is where you take your orders.- They want to know who ordered you to stay on the ticket when you said you would go off. Who was it, Mr. Wells? Don't confuse the issue by talking about swilling swipes or clinking the cannikin. We will admit that you take the occasional glass of beer arid red liquor, and will not dispute that your domestic supply of liquor is no common stuff. We admit its high quality in order to dismiss your' drinks and your sideboard from the campaign. In the same speech, you introduced another issue by boldly declaring: , "One place downtown! was in" business thirty-five years." We admit that. It- is a geographical issue and you can prove it by the directory. But what has it to do with this campaign? There are gentlemen in this city who have done business in one place forty years. They aiso take an occasional glass of beer, even steam beer, and of, whisky, and carry a little stock at home. -So you are not the only man who has done business at' the old stand for thirty five years, nor the only one that drinks no longer water, but takes a little something rosy for his stomach's- sake and his often infirmities. So these are not reasons why you should be elected. "-•--.- . , < . . < Colonel Kekewlch. during the sieee of Kimberley, was approached by a private \u25a0 "Colonel, when do ypu expect we are go ing to get something to eat?" "Eat!" exclaimed the colonel, "did you eat"" - Srmy mCrely t0 Set somet .hi° Sto Lg^Tr-iDunef-^ 0111 thC slze °< "."-Chl- m MrS - J Umper was ' in a bad humor. Things had gone wrong with her and she was about to give Mr. Jumper a piece of her mind when she saw the sky darkening and, looking out of the window, said "There's a storm coming." Mr. Jumper scratched his head then pertinently Inquired: ' or out?"— Washington Star. , : The human being stood on the curb stone watching the horse with a sun bon net on. . .. ' - .' "I wonder," said the human being, "why it is that I am embarrassed at the idea of wearing a shirt waist In this weather, while you don't seem to care how absurd you Icok In that headgear?" "It is due to a mere accident of birth " answered the horse, good naturedly "it is In the nature of things that I should have horse sense."— Washington Star. She — I see there's a woman in Chicago who is offering $1000 to find an honest man. : . \ He— She's different from a good many women that I know. They'd be willing to give all they have to find any old kind of a man.— Chicago Record-Herald. The-'Rev. Anson P. Stokes Jr. is a golf player, with all his other charming ac complishments. Yesterday in a match in the Connecticut Club, at New Haven, he defeated in the first round A. H. Chase of the Norwich Club. The match was nip and tuck, and Mr. Stokes came out a winner by 1 up. The plaudits of the "gallery" had died away and Mr. Stokes was receiving congratulations when one of his old Yale classmates stepped forward, threw his arm across his shoulders and exclaimed: "That was d good, wasn't it, Anson?" The gallery was awed by the "big D, but Mr. Stokes was quite calm. "Yes," he said. "I am really surprised at myself." — Holyoke Transcript. She was a girl of wisdom. He said to her: "Do you love to wander in the moon light?" "Yes," she answered. "JVhy?" "Because it saves tae gas." Then he did some mental arithmetic, thought it over and said: "Will you be mine?"— Chicago Journal. "Well," asked the professor, -"did you attend our commencement and meet our graduates?" "No," answered the editor. "I didn't at tends but I've met them all. I guess. How many young men did you graduate this year?" "Two hundred and twelve," answered the professor. "Then one of them must be 111," said the editor. "Up to date two hundred and eleven have been around to strike me for a job."— Indianapolis Sun. -Au wo:r,:d, mr,. /wells; DOGS ON BRIDGE— J. S., Yerba Buena Island. Cal. The reason that dogs are not allowed to cross the Niagara Falls suspension bridge unless carried is that they are a nuisance on a bridge and those in charge of the bridge have a right to suppress a nuisance. A dog crossing a bridge, ad lib., Js an irresponsible creatur3 and not controllable. Being such, a doc might be the cause of an accident that might result seriously. It Is to prevent accidents from such a cause that dogs are barred. THE OLD CLIFF HOUSE— Old-timer. City. Captain James G. Foster was in 1860 a member 01 the firm of Foster, Pat ten & Tcrrey, owners cf the Interna tional Hotel, on the north side of Jack son street, between Montgomery and Kearay. On June I, 1S63, Captain Foster took a lease of tbe old Cliff House and continued in charge until January 1, 1SS4. The law of the State empowering Boards- 'of Su pervisors to levy taxes for bonded indebtedne'ss says that money obtained thus shall be applied to no other purpose. The charter denies the transfer' of 'such funds to any other fund or use. -The Supreme Court has decided that the elections and proceedings upon which the levy was based were illegal. Notwith standing all of which law, Mr. Wells claims to have saved the fund and Mr. Shortridge supports him in the claim and with an oratorical flourish describes him as the watchdog of the treasury^ who saved for us the $223,000. : ' . At present it is out of reach of the Auditor and will remain so unless by legislation or by an order of a court he be authorized and empowered to draw war rants upon the fund to which it stands accredited by force of the tax levy under which it was taken from the taxpayers: .Until some legislation or court ac tion be had it is more . than • likely that this money intended for a! sinking fund vvill be. found to, be a sunken fund.' \u25a0' : .\u25a0'.-' \u25a0 \u25a0'. ' '" : - .\u25a0"••\u25a0 j> ) \u25a0; : : . In making that claim Mr. Wells and his orator are doing something very much like trying to obtain votes by false pretenses. Last year a tax was levied to meet an appropriation of $208,500 to meet sinking fund and interest account of six months on contem plated bonds for panhandle and other proposed im provements. From the statements made by Wells x and Shortridge it appears the tax levy paid into the treasury the sum of $223,000, an amount much in ex cess of the appropriation. The money* was collected by the Tax Collector, was paid by him to the Treas urer, and should now be in the possession of that of ficial. The Auditor has had no opportunity nor occa sion to .save: it He is neither its collector nor its custodian. \u25a0 He is merely cognizant of its being in the treasury." ; \ " A'MONG the few intelligible utterances made by 'Mr. Wells in this campaign is a claim that it is due to him that $223,000 has been saved to the city ' treasury. The claim has been repeated by Mr. Samuel Shortridge, who in a speech at Metro politan Temple said: "We hear of a surplus of $223, 000. * * f The Board of Supervisors sought in every "way to secure the money, which had been set aside for the payment of interest and bonds, the final judgments against the city and of . the outstanding funded debt. Who saved this money to the city?. It was Asa R. Wells. He, the watchdog of the treas ury, saved that surplus." SEPARATE PROPERTY— Homestead, City. Not knowing all the circumstances that led up to your wife declaring a home stead on certain property it is impossible to give a positive answer to the question asked, but generally the wife has no right to declare a homestead on the, separate property of the husband, no more than the husbaqd has on the separate property of the wife. AN UNFOUNDED CLAIM. ANARCHISM AND SOCIALISM-L. S.. East Oakland, Cal. The difference, be tween anarchism and socialism is that the former favors the abolition of all forms of government and the latter ad vocates a community of property so that each shall have an equal share and favors the abolition of rank. Anarchists and so cialists are anarchists and socialists* the world over. A CHANCE TO SMILE. From this table it appears that the movements of the head are always of shorter duration than those of the body. In some insects, says Signor Canes trini, the head and body remain extreme ly sensitive up to the las>t instant of life. A cricket, if lightly touched, will raise itself immediately, and, if touched more titan once, \u25a0will jump about. That the head is still alive is shown by the move ments of the antennae. A moist and con genial temperature tends to preserve the softness and vitality of the head and body, whereas a. dry and .warm temper ature soon makes them rigid, fragile anil insensible. This is most clearly seen in the case of crickets and grasshoppers, for, "if these Insects are decapitated in cold • weather and are then placed in moist ground they will live milch .longer than they would If they had been decap itated in 'warm weather and had then been placed m dry ground. I ,. 1 ,,i,, I .. I .. I ., I .. I ., I ..r,; I ..i..ini..:. l T. i: . lI . I .. I ,, IllI ., I .0 m bodies after decapitation: ' DURATION OP THE MOVEMENTS. Movements Movements - \u25a0 of the Body, of the Head. Geotrupes stercorarius. .. 5 days IS hours . Cetonia aurata ,-^.9V5 days 4 hours Silpha obscura « days 12 hours Harpahis 60 hours 10 hours Butterflies 13 days- Several hours Ants 30 hours 30 hours Wasps 5 days 21 hours Bees 40 hours Several hours Bombyx 30 hours 3 hours Flies 36 hours 6 hours Crickets 9 days 78 hours Forflcules ....' 11 days 6 days Grasshoppers 8 days 43 h. & more Mantis religiosa 14 days 60 hours Pyrrhocoris apterus 4 days Several hours W. A. Prendergrast. secretary of the Credit Men's Association, arrived from New^York yesterday. v - He is staying at the Palace. - - • J. N. Feal, a prominent attorney of Portland, Or., is staying at the jOccidcn tal. He is accompanied by his wife. Samuel Parker, the well-known Hawa iian planter, returned from Washington yesterday," and is a guest at the .Occi dental. • Frank A. Cr.essy, a banker of Modesto, is in the city on business, and has made the Lick his headquarters. J. S. Slauson, the well-known banker of Los Angeles, is among, the arrivals at the Palace. .VVi Clara Shortridge Foltz returned yester day from a flving business trip to New York. F. B. Meslck, a railroad man of New York, is at tha Palace, accompanied by his wife. A. H. Schnabel, a mining man of New castle, registered at the Grand yesterday. Dr. E. M. Gardner of Napa Is. spending a few days at the California. Ex-Congressman A. Caminetti o£ Jack son registered at the Lick yesterday. E. J. Markel, proprietor of the Millard Hotel of Omaha, Is staying at the Palace. PERSONAL MENTION. Collecting a number of insects, lys cut off their heads and then carefully noted \u25a0what took place in each case. Some of insects made no voluntary" motion after being decapitated, but when touch ed or pinched g^ve every sign" of life. The crickets remained on their feet ip a natural position, even when headless, but most of the other victims rolled over at once on their backs. Lively insects, like bees and ants, remained almost com pletely motionless after they had been de capitated, and -not until some time had' slapsed did they seem to "realize" that they had lost their heads.'. The most surprising . fact, however, is that Signor Canestrini saw butterflies fly eighteen days and a few crickets jump thirteen days after decapitation and he even says that the insect known as man tis religiosa moved quite freely fourteen days after its head had been removed: The following table shows how Ion? the various insects decapitated by him con tinued as 'a rule— «for a' few crickets showed much greater vitality than is here indicated— to move their heads and their ing on th.em and especially with the object of ascertaining to- what extent motions are made by a body after the head has been separated from it, Signor Canestrini, an Italian scientist, thought that it would be worth while to make similar experiments on insects, and for several months he has been devoting Kis attention to this work. .?. «r . KNOWING that the Academy of Medicine in Paris usually obtains the bodies of . decapitated crimin als for the purpose of experiment- HIGH SCHOOL— C. Sutter Creek, Cal. A boy who has graduated from a gram mar school In California may enter a high school. In San Francisco there Is the Lowell High School on Sutter street, near Gough, and the Polytechnic High School, corner of Bush and Stockton streets. TRAINING SHIP— E., Stockton. Cal. A man who has reached the age of 22 cannot be placed on board of a United States training ship. Having attained his ma jority he Is a free agent and could not "oe placed In the United States navy against his will. POLICEMAN NICHOLSON—Subscrib er, City. It wa3 on the morning of Feb ruary 16, 1884, that John Nicholson, a member of the San Francisco police force, was stabbed to death by a burglar he had caught in the act on Pacific street, near Jones. OLD-TIME HOTEI-r-Old-timer. City. The old-time International Hotel In which David C. Broderick uttered the words which formed the basis of the chal lenge to mortal combat by Judge Terry was opened April, 1S54, by Peck & Fisher. BACK NUMBERS— J. S., City. 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SCO Hayes, open until 9:S9 o'clock. 833 McAllister, open net 11 9:30 o'clock. 615 Larkln, open until I •:» o'clock. 1S11 Mission, cpen until 10 o'clock. 2261 Market. corner Sixteenth, open until S o'clock. 1C36 Valencia, open entil t o'clock. ICC Eleventh, open until 9 o'clock. NW. corner Twenty-second and Kentucky, open until 9 o'clock. ZZOO Flllmore. open until 9 p. m. OLD PEOPLE'S HOME— H., Oroville. Cal. The Crocker Old People's Home la located in San Francisco, corner of Pierce and Pine street* For admission, therein address the superintendent. \u25a0.. , ONION CULTURE— A. O. A., Saratoga. Cal. Under the most Improved method of cultivation it is claimed that 1000 bush els of onions can be grown to an acre of ground. RICE— W., City. Rice thrown after a bride is a relic of the "panla farreus" in the most honorable - form of marriago called "confarreatlo." \u25a0* The expressions at the class meeting on Tuesday ; simply " emphasize our advice given. early in this campaign. It is evident to every observer that Mr. Tobin is the only reg ular T candidate who can win, and he only by general support of the community. This is a. time for entire frankness. We perfectly, well understand what it means for us to openly give this advice against the infuriated leaders of the class movement, but we understand as clearly that our advice is as much for the protection and prosperity of the men led by those leaders as for any other members of the community. We have^ toward them rio such malignant feeling as their leaders express toward us and the merchants, manu facturers and business ifien of this city. We realize clearly that in defeating their perni cious class ticket' the city is saving them. We want them saved, and for that reason advise the plumping of votes. If a Mayor is- elected to carry out the views - and principles ex pressed by them on Tuesday night, San Francisco will not sbon^ recover from the blow, and labor will be the first and longest sufferer. With what light* we have and guided only by a desire for>-the. city's) welfare, and to further the interests of the whole community, we regard the support of Mr.<Toj)in as the only means of escape from the peril threatened by the savage agitators. Early in this campaign we called attention to the danger implied in the running of any class ticket. We again sound the-warning. Of course that ticket can receive only a minority of the total vote, but if that minority be a plurality, a plurality elects, and let no one hope that the savage threats made by those Infuriated leaders will be forgotten, or the vengeance-' for which they thirst be left unexecuted.' ;-\u25a0' ; . _ '*. . ; - * -The Registrar, estimates that the total vote will 'be about. 56,000, a great reduction upon the registered vote. In that' vote it is possible for 18,800 votes to .elect, a Mayor, and under the charter the Mayor is the government. He ; can dismiss without charges every governing board in the city. He can make over new the police, school, public works and civil service boards. He can thereby change the" Chief 'of Police and the entire force. In fact under the charter system every officer and employe in this city practically holds office subject to the will of the Mayor. Even the civil service regulations are pow erless to protect the' classified service against the rapacity of a Mayor- who demands that his "class" shall run the government of the city in its exclusive interest. None of the speakers'* understood- or practiced the noble rhetoric of understate ment. Those mistaken men selected the worst social conditions known to history and de clared the- conditions in this country to be Ayorse than any heretofore .known by ,man. Every speech was a distinct declaration of war upon society. This was done with. a bitter ness of. invective and a surplus of vituperation seldom heard in a public meeting. It is true, of course, that'the speeches were made by the defeated leaders in the recent strike, a*nd were therefore naturally in the form of a demand for vengeance. s The attacks made upon the officers of the law, for enforcing it, were savage to a degree that should teach all sen sible and law-abiding people that government cannot be jsafely entrusted to men in whose behalf such things are said: 'V ; -- ; : - •• One of the speakers declared that "industrial absolutism," whatever that is, had. led to "political absolutism," whatever thatis, and ' "brojjghtcabbut;:- conditions which ren dered possible, a Coxey's army, walking across alkaU'deserts (to civilization." All such stuff goes with the people ,to . whom -it is addresseci; It-is a gross and seri ous misstatement. The conditions that began in 1893 "were not local to" California. They were general throughout the Union. The panic of- 1893 had ruined tens of thousands; of employers and suspended the employment of labor.. To say that this was a local condition only is untrue. Coxey's army was organized inOhio, by a; political charlatan, and did not march. across alkali deserts; it lived on the cpuntry-fordwhile on. its way to Washington and there evaporated. This speaker says it marched -to civilization, implying that it started here under uncivilized conditions, and crossed -alkali desertsto better things. But the absence of truth and logic made no difference to the meri that listened, and who became enthusiastic when told that-they are slaves.^^l]he .candidate ; for Mayor de clared specifically that the police would not be -permltteli' !to : protect workingmen from violence on trucks and drays. If not on trucks ariddrays,' .where else?'. '\u25a0< ; : \u25a0 \u25a0'. . A T the mass-meeting held by the candidates on^the- class ticket at Metropolitan - /\ Hall on Tuesday, all appearance of interest in the whole community was aban /—\ doned, and the ticket was put forward in the interest of a supposed distinct class, * . * ; which has chosen to create itself and in politics to separate itself. from: the rest oi the people ' THE OLASSTIOKET. SOME ANSWERS TO QUERIES BY CALL READERS *HE SAN FRANCISCO CAIiL, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1901 BEHEADING OF INSECTS I N INTER EST OF SCIENCE EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE BY A SCIEN TIST IN THE DECAPITATION OF INSECTS. GRASSHOPPERS, BUT TERFLIES AND OTHERS, SHOWING WONDERFUL VITALITT AFTER LOSING HEADS. . >•; 6 Orpheum — Vaudeville. •-\u25a0*•"• ."'.- c. ;\u25a0 • California— "Sporting Life," ••\u25a0'.... .•-.:.;•. . ,, " . . TivcM— "La Bcheme." - '." . \u25a0 .. ." : • • ' Central— "Tbe Great JCorthwest." Grand Opera-hcuM — "My Friend From India." Grand Opera-house — Grand opera, commencing November 11. 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