_ 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
"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." —
She was a girl of wisdom. He said to
"Do you love to wander in the moon
"Yes," she answered.
"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
"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
"Two hundred and twelve," answered
"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
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
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
bodies after decapitation: '
DURATION OP THE 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
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
F. B. Meslck, a railroad man of New
York, is at tha Palace, accompanied by
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.
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
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
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. The cost
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SIN EATERS-^S., City. "Sin Eatera"
was a name applied to Individuals hired
in ancient times to take upon themselves
the sins of the deceased, that the soul
might be delivered from purgatory.
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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
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 '
TO QUERIES BY
*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. . >•;
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.
Alcazar — "Tennessee's Pardner."
Columbia— "The Henrietta." " •
Chutes, Zoo and Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon and
ever.inr- ' \u25a0 ' . --* . -.'•:•• \u25a0. ' "
Fischer's— Vaudeville. . ' •'\u25a0 ...;.'
Recreation Park— Baseball." ' '. '. :. -" -'.
Sutro Baths— Open nights. : , • : , ;
Special Information supplied dally to
business houses and public men bv 'th^
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's) 510 Mnni
Townsend's California glace fruits 50c *
pound, in fire-etched boxes or J«n "^
kets. A- nice present for Earternft- h S "
639 Market street., Pal a £ gJjTSi jggg 5 ;
Cal. GlaceFruitSOeperibat Townsend's *
Choice candles. Tonwsend's, Palace Hotel*
Walnut and Pecan Panoche. Townspn* .
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