THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. AY, NOVEMBER 11, 1Q03,
According to ; the Westminster Gazetta
General ' Desslrier, the' hew' military gbv-
Nervy Goiter nor.
> When it comes to 'unselfish forethought and premeditated
kindliness to his feilows- and to those 'that trusted in his
honesty.the Oklahoma bank president who recently skipped
must be given the palm/ He* left* $50 in silver for the deposi
tors, who are wondering if he did it as a joke or out of pure
cussedness. ,,.^:~ "-,'¦:' ¦' ..•--'•V/
The mendacity of the boodlers of /Missouri was never more
glaring than' when they made their shameless confessions" of
crime upon the witness stand.. It maybe well »for "men to
speak the truth even when it accuses themselves/but'the'pub
lic should be spared an indecent exposure by a trial of. the
affair behind closed doors. The, only' mitigating element in
the whole wretched business is the certainty, that theVof
fenders will be punished. : .. . . •*--!¦¦
Several powerful insurance companies have instituted pro
ceedings in court to have canceled the enormous' policies
held by James L. Blair, the St. Louis boodier, on the ground
that he intends to defraud them by committing suicide. Life
has reached a pretty pass when a man can't kill •himself
without being accused of cheating somebody else. In this
game with death the joke is generally, considered 'to be oh
the suicide. • " tf : .i ' .
The time is fast approaching, if it has not come, when the
Klondike will cease to be a field for, the romancer, the story
teller and the* literary Jiar. The telegraph has brought the
frozen north into the world and now prices for the neces
saries of life have gone down to the commonplace ¦ plane of
the rest of civilization. The last element, of the extraordi
nary has been destroyed and even life is respected by the
denizens of the frozen fields of ¦'gold..'
l#t ua keep the pole we cherish—
Though we don" t. know its location—
Por Canadian • explorers •
. Have their books In preparation.
Aye, -we vow that we will perish- "
Ere this spot imac! nary
Is yanked from our ¦ mental wearers
Who write things clrcumpolary.
- - T-Ch'ca«o Tribune.
Oh, Canadians, take warning —
Should tne Yankee thus surround us.
They will write a "proclamation."- ,
¦ Swearing that they have just found us.
All our protestations scornlnar, ~
They will worry and perplex us
lentil -to U»etr BDreadinr nation -•:
They will skillfully annex us.
Fellow ' citizens. I «' shiver -
At the thought of Uncle Sammy
Sailing: northward with a compass
And a little olece of chamois-
To remove each Seek and silver
" And each blemish to ' abolish
From the north pole. What a rumpus
" If he tried to put on polish ! '
[It would be a mistake for Canada
to allow the United States to get pos
session, say or the north pole. — Senator
Polrer. tn the Canadian Parllameat.]
Brethren, tremble when you think of
Oar aurora borealla
Beine captured by a Yankee.
Who would take it down to Dallas
There in Texas, on the brink of "
The domain that's full of cactus.
"With a nasal murmur: !Thankee,
I must; keep myself In practice!"
The threatened bankruptcy of Portland has paled into in
significance in comparison with another disaster which
lowers ominously over Oregon. Some of the followers of
John Alexander Dowie, dissatisfied with his conduct and
principles, arc planning to invade the Webfoot State and
establisha reformed Zion with many modifications of Dowie
ism. There is not, in the United States a State big enough
in which successfully to create a fools' paradise. *» \
worked months over It and I cannot make
my hands so together at all. I never
knew there was any music in it until I
heard you play It Just now."
At a glance I knew her to be one of
that hopeless class of musical aspirants
who are anxious to get t<P the top, but
who are in such a hurry to 'become pian
ists that they do not let their right hand
know what their left hand doeth, and the
result is— chaos!
I wanted to help her if possible, how
ever: so I carefully explained to her that
the way I had first learned to play the
Impromptu was by paying every atten
tion to small details— working at the
6eemingly unimportant passages as much
as at the important ones— working at my
left hand In exactly as thorough a way
as at my right, trying them first alone
and then together, until each note held
its allotted place in the impromptu as se
curely and could give its own particular
message as well as if it were being played
by an orchestra, where they are plenty
of instruments to bring out each shade
of tone. My explanations ended, the girl
looked seriously at me a moment, and
"Why, do you know, I never bothered
about the left hand at all! I thought
that would take care of Itself, if I could
get the rlzht hand to go!"
I suppose she is plodding blindly along
yet somewhere, waiting for some miracle
to come and make her left hand play as
her risht one does.
I merely mention this example to show
how necessary it is to watch every mo
tion, every sound, during these first les
sons. Nothing is lost that is done care
fully and conscientiously. One is sure to
be repaid a hundred-fold, as time goes on.
Now let the pupil attack the "down
arm"- exercise given In the last lesson
and see if he can apply it to the piano
himself, without your aid. If he is un
able to do so, recall to his mind the imag
inary string, have him raise his arm In
accordance with it (always being sure
that the wrist, and not the elbow. Is lead
ing) make him count aloud as usual,
drop the arm at "four," striking middle
C (with middle finger) with a loud,
ringing tone. Here It is no question of a
little strength in the end of- the finger,
but it In the weight of the whole arm,
and if struck properly the note should
ring and reverberate like a deep toned
bell. Do not let the wrist sink until
after the note has sounded; the arm must
come down exactly as It went up. Strike
the note on Its downward Journey; then,
using the middle finger as a pivot, relax
carefully and begin again.
A college education Increases the chance
of the high school boy nine times,, giving
him 219 times the chance of the common
school boy and - more than 800 times the
chance of the untrained.— The World's
Work. '. , -. ... . . .
An uneducated child has one chance in
350,000 of attaining distinction as a factor
in the progress of the age.'
A common school education increases
his chance nearly four times.
A high school education Increases the
chance'of- the common school child twen
ty-three times, giving . him eighty-seven
times the chance of the uneducated. ¦¦:
Education and Success.
Never let him hurry in his counting
His "one, two, three four, five, six 1
should be slow and even as the ewingin,
of a pendulum, for it is the first step to
ward his knowledge of rhythm.
In using this exercise it Is well to start
with the thumb or first finger of the right
hand placed over the key of C (commonly
called "middle C") and the other fingers
on corresponding keys in playing position.
Teach the child to find "middle C" him
self by showing him, first the grouping of
the black keys as they are placed in
twos and threes from one end of the piano
to the other, and then explaining that the
note C is the white key always to be
found Just below the first or left hand
bl&ck note In the groups of two. Let him
look for the groups of two and the adja
cent C's up and down the piano until he
is familiar enough with the position of C
to find it instantly. Now explain to him
that the one called "middle C" is so called
because it Is In the middle or rather near
est the middle of the keyboard, and may
be found by counting the C's from each
end of the piano until he reaches the cen
The piano, or rather the keyboard, hav
ing now become as it were an outline map
of the country wherein he Is to travel,
."middle C" is the road by which he be
gins his journey: therefore on "middle C"
let his first finger (thumb) take its stand.
After trying the finger exercise with
the first finger slowly six times, counting
each time and relaxing after each trial,
let the -pupil try it with each finger in
turn in exactly the same way, always re
membering to put Just enough strength
in the end of the finger to make a sound,
but no more. It Is also very ; important
that as the descending finger strikes ' the
key.it should keep its curved position ex-
He was a recent arrival from the Em
erald Isle by the name of Grogan, and on
applying to the superintendent of the
Southern Pacific Railroad shops was at
once put to work and was told to make
himself generally useful. Grogan began
operations by removing some rubbish
from one of the roundhouses, but his
work was somewhat Interrupted by the
apparently futile attempts of an engin
eer" to run a refractory engine in the
The engineer would run the engine into
the house, but the machinery must have
been out of order, for as fast as he ran
the engine in, I t N would reverse and run
out again. This occurred several times
and the anger of the engineer was not
mollified when Grogan, addressing him,
"You don't seem to be able to put the
engine in the roundhouse, do you?"
"Is that so?" retorted the engineer.
"Probably you can do the trick." .
"Be«gorry, I'll try," said Grogan, at
once climbing up on the cab.
Grogan pulled open the throttle and the
engine went in the roundhouse, but Just
as -before it came out again. Grogan
was puzzled at the strange action of the
engine, but kept at it until finally he
gave It up in disgust.
"Well, I don't see that you put the en
gine in the roundhouse,", said the engin
eer, evidently pleased at Grogan's dis
- "Well, I put her in all right," said Gro
"Yes, but you did not seem to be able to
keep her there," said the engineer.
"Well," said Grogan, triumphantly,
"when I had her In why didn't you close
the doors on her?"
THE Pacific Fruit World turns to the varieties of
eucaylptus tree to insure, in California the amount of
bloom necessary for bee feed. '-The honey industry is
a large one. Sometimes the fields do not suffice' to make
what is Considered a full crop. How is this defect to be
remedied? The Fruit World says simply that the planting
of a proper number of eucalyptus trees is all that is requi
There is something novel in the proposition to cover the
land with trees of the size of the lofty eucalyptus to serve
the minute, buzzing honey-makers. It does not follow from
this suggestion that because the idea is new it is not prac
ticable. Indeed the Fruit World cites facts that arc at least
interesting in support of its scheme.
There are a sufficient number of varieties of eucalyptus
known to California to provide blooms during every season
in greater or less quantity. When the flower-bearing plants
and shrubs fail to contribute their full quota of nectar the
eucalyptus would be invaluable, so j estimates the .Fruit
World. "It is possible," says the editor of the journal, "to
make such planting of eucalyptus trees as to secure from
them a succession of bloom which will, in addition to their
use as fuel, give ranges for the honey-gatherers."
The Eucalyptus callophy lla and the Eucalyptus aceme
noides are in flower from July to October. The first named
is the bearer of ; \yhite blossoms.- The Eucalyptus cornuta,
which is well known by its affluence of yellow flowers, fol
lows closely after > the callophylla in time of blossoming.
The Eucalyptus corymbrosia has the same season practically.
The Eucalyptus exima, a Iow-growin& tree, reigns Morally
from September to: December. The Eucalyptus punctata,
famed for withstanding drought, is an October bloomer.
The most brilliant of the eucalyptus family is the ncifolia,
but its season is short. On the adobe hills the rudis thrives.
At all seasons the occidentalis proclaims its name through
its crimson adornments. Then there are the Leli mellidora,
that is rich in honey; the lehmani, the paniculata.
Seeds and trees, it is said, are available to start all the
plantations that may be required. The eucalyptus has re
tained its popularity variously in this State during many
.Tall groves make wind breaks to shield orchards of de
ciduous and citrus fruits in many localities. Long avenues
of shade attest its desirability in another use. / Stout cord
wood it makes to enhance the joys of home as it is con
signed to the; open- grate. qualities inhere in it,
arid many men bless its oil. , It has been employed to furnish
materiai for cleansing the interiors of steam* boilers. Now,
humming through the ambrosial air of California; the nec
tar gathering bee'may add its note of cheerful praise for. the
bouquets of ¦': flowers raised high above arid lands by the
eucalyptus' aspiring and mast-like trunk as a ; source of a
table "dainty.- 'r-U- " .^ v
TIMBER AND BEE FEED.
A warrant issued for the arrest of a New York State Sen
ator named Green shows that the hunted man has thrived
through life in the possession and profitable use of four
aliases. This should silence our boasts of legislative tri
umphs. Our Solons generally have their time fully occupied
in ruining one name much less four.
IT is a good' indication of what California will do at St.
Louis that our counties are competing with each other
for space in which to display their resources. When a
single county asks for 2000 square feet of floor space it means
that the people are thoroughly alive to their opportunity
and their responsibility. But while the interest felt by those
who will exhibit is unprecedented in its vigor, it is still not
up to the expectation of the East about what California
.will do. 1
The State's exhibits, heretofore made out of the abundant
facilities of the State Board of Trade, have only whetted
the curiosity of the East and its appetite for more. At no
time in our history has there been as much interest in Cali
fornia as now. In commercial circles it i- at last under
stood that we command the raisin, prune and citrus fruit
supply of the world, and that our product controls the mar
ket. Along with this goes the important fact, now well un
derstood, that our area of these productions is so capacious
as to guarantee stability.
There is no such thing as failure in the staple fruit crops
of California. If there be a shortage in one valley, there is
extra and surplus production in another. It shows the most
admirable natural adaptation of the State to the character
istic productions which interest the consumers of the world.
In Europe the field is limited. If conditions are unfavorable
in any season, production is curtailed and the market suffers
by aberrations in price. From all this chance and accident
California is free. The exhibits of counties at St. Louis in
conjunction with a raised map of the^State will show the
vast distribution of production and exploit California as a
land where the milk and honey are always on tap and the
fountain of production is always affluent.
SPACE AT ST. LOUIS.
At the recent election it cost New York $300 to secure
the vote of one elector, for whose special benefit an entire
district was created. There is, however, some sentimental
satisfaction in the fact that the vote thus "Secured was cast
for Low. Tammany ought to increase the expense account
by instituting proceedings to have the vote thrown out on
the score that it violated the secrecy of the ballot.
Now. with the hand in playing posi
tion, try the circle exercise a few times,
until you have loosened any tension
which "the change from table to keyboard
might occasion. When all the muscles
are limber and relaxed raise the thumb
precisely as in the finger exercise given
in the laFt lesson. Instead of merely let
ting the finger drop at will, however, we
now. for the firyt time, -use a little
•strength— just enough to enable the finger
to bring forth a slignt sound from the
key as the latter is pressed downward.
In the former finger exercise you will
remember that we raised the finger very
slowly, at the Fame time counting "one,
two. three." Then as we gave the count
"four" we merely ceased to hold the fln
gtr upraised and it dropped of its own
In this exercise as the pupil counts
"four" hn must drop his finger in the
same way. but must put enough strength
In the very tip to depress the key his fin
ger falls on until it emits a slight sound.
The attraction of gravitation still brings
the finger down until it hits the key, but
if perfectly relaxed the slight resistance
of the key Itself is enough to stop the
finger in its downward course, unless it
be aided by a little output of strength.
It is surpriEing what an infinitesimal
bit of pressure will do in this case, and it
is necessary to guard against using any
surplus f-nergy. for therein lies the dif
ference between a "singing" tone and
pounding. We will want all our strength
later on. but until that time we must
hold it in reserve as much as possible.
After striking the key have the pupil
hold the finger on the key just as It fell
until he has finished the exercise by
counting "five, elx." after which he must
relax thoroughly by means of the circle
Me. The arm must have plenty of room
to swing freely, to allow for relaxation,
and yet must not be too far above the
piano, for the whole figure would thus
be thrown out of poise. If the fingers
rest lightly on the piano keys and the
flbow swings from two to three inches
above the level of the keys everything
is at it should be.
"I had often heard of bucket brigades,
but never eaw one In action until I
struck a little Nevada town last week,"
said a drummer in a downtown hotel.
"The place had about 250 inhabitants, one
store, the customary number of saloons
and Just enough in the treasury to pay
Constable and Justice fees and keep
square with the county on the pro-rata
plan. Some wag dubbed it 'Bucket-town,'
but it never got on the map as such.
"I put up at a one-horse hotel, where
they all wash in the same tin basin on
the front porch and congregate around
the kitchen stove to swap yarns at night.
About 3 o'clock in the morning I was
awakened by a hea-vy pounding on my
door and Jumping into the hallway stum
bled over a bucket. Looking down the
passage I saw the proprietor with an
armful of buckets, leaving one at each
door. ¦ The guests who had been sum
moned first, at the other end of the hall,
were by this time appearing, hastily clad,
and grabbing their buckets they disap
peared In the street.
"I followed suit, took my bucket and
hurried along. The schoolhouse was on
fire and I Bhall never forget the sight
that .greeted me. Men, women and chil
dren were hastening out of the* darkness
toward the burning structure and each
one carried a bucket. Swinging into a
line they passed water from the town
well a quarter of a mile distant. I work
ed for half an hour until I was exhausted
and when the schoolhouse was in ashes
they tapped the fire 'out.' Then the citi
zens stood around in bunches and dis
cussed the fire, which proved to have
been the only event of importance since
Frank Milich's cow was shot by Hank
Farlot's boy last spring. I have worked
the old band engines, but no more bucket
brigades for me."
ernor of Paris, at the time of the
Franco-Prussian war was a subaltern or
eouaves. Wounded and left for dead on
the field of Froeschwiller, he managed to
crawl as far as the village of Meder
bronn. where a cottager looked after him
until the enemy arrived and took nlm pris
oner. He escaped by Jumping out of the
train that was taking him to Germany,
and after hiding in a hop field found his
way to the little fortress of Bltche, where
he recovered and played his part in tne
defense. His next task was to paaa
through the Prussian lines to iota the
Army of the East. He accomplished it
disguised as a young man taking home
the washing from the laundry, carrying
a basket of linen on his head and accom
panied by a real washerwoman, who cov
ered his confusion and coached him in the
details .of the role.
Golfers' Wives Suffer.
An English newspaper asks the follow
ing pertinent question: "Do golfers ne
glect their wives? An amazing number of
married women are of opinion that they
do, if we may Judge by the series of
•wives* complaints and confessions now
appearing in the Weekly Scotsman. Into
too many households we are told golf has
insinuated its seductive form and para
lyzed the enterprise and energy of the
bread-winner. The man who formerly
gave his spare hours to self-Improvement
and the companionship of his wife and
family now spends every available mo
ment on the golf course. His once bril
liant conversational powers have given
place to the gossip of the clubroom. and
when he does read it Is only the books,
magazines and papers that supply him
with the small talk of his hobby that
have any Interest for him. Altogether a
very sad state of affairs, if the wives are
to be believed."
The California building at the World's
Fair is nearly Inclosed, and preparations
for staff work have begun. Mr. Smorell,
the sculptor, will model the work so as to
faithfully represent the old Santa Barbara
Mission. Space has been allowed around
the building for the sacred garden, and
also for a stone fountain .In front. This
fountain will be a copy of the one in
front of the old mission building, and will
be set up after the fair in Golden Gate
Mistake No Excuse
The New York Tribune shows that jus
tice in Tennessee is not of the stripe of
that in South Carolina. It says:
"As strance a case as could well be
found in the hlstorv of court proceed
ings is that of Clarence Peak, who Is
under a sentence of eighteen years' Im
prisonment in Tennessee on a charge of
killing a person named Silas Ilulin. It
Is true. Peak did murder a man who was
supposed to be Hulin, but his victim was
a wholly different individual. Hulin Is
alive and well and has shown himself in
court repeatedly. Peak never attacked
him. The friends of Peak are trying to
get his release because a mistake was
made in the identity of his victim. But
the Tennessee courts have decided so far
that even if Peak did not slay Hulin. he
certainly killed some one and must serve
out his sentence." _ , '[ ;V : -'
'Answers to Queries.
REGISTRATION— T. S. W., Oakland.
Cal. The . registration of voters Is not
required In Indiana, New Hampshire or
Oklahoma. By constitutional provision it
is prohibited In Arkansas and West Vir
ginia. ,, " -I"
CHAUFFEUR— Subscriber, Boquei. Cal.
It is rather difficult to give in print the
exact pronunciation of foreign words.
Such can be obtained only by hearing
some one versed in the language utter
the word or words. As near as the pro
nunciation of chauffeur, the driver of an
automobile, can be- grfven It is "show-fir."
BAYEUX TAPESTRY— W. I., Oakland,
Cal.* What is known as the Bayeox tap
estry . is ' said to have been wrought by
Matilda, Queen of William I of England.
It is 19 'inches wide, 214 feet Ions', and is
divided into sections, showing the
events from the visit of Harold to the
Norman. court to bis death at Hastings.
It is preserved in the public library at
Bayeux, near Caen.
VEGETABLE IVORY- — B.. City. Vege
table ' ivory is an albuminous substance
formed from a milky fluid In the fruit of
the species of palm, common in Peru and
New Granada. It corresponds to the meat
of the cocoanut, the fruit of another spe
cies of palm. When the nuts* are per
fectly, ripe andjiry- the kernels are hard,
like Ivory; and very, white.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE-^J. D., Oakland.
Cal. In . the States of • Colorado. Idaho,
Utah and Wyoming female citizens have
full suffrage and' vote for all officers, in
cluding Presidential Electors. The woman
suffrage law was adapted in . Wyoming
In 1370, In | Colorado In 1 1883 and In Utah
and: Wyoming woman suffrage is a. con
stitutional provision. V
CRIMEAN, WAR— J. F. D., San Dfego,
Cal.* The Crimean ;\Var commenced March
2S, 1S54, on which/ date England and
France declared war * against Russia.
Large masses of troops' were sent to tji e
East, which, after remaining some time at
GalUpoli and other places, sailed for
Varna, where they disembarked March
29. An expedition against the Crimea
having been determined upon, the allied
British, French and Turkish force*,
amounting to 58,000 men, of which' 23,000
were British, sailed for Varna' September
3, and landed . on the 14th. ' 15th and 16th
without' opposition at Old Fort, near Eu
patorla. about thirty miles from Sebasto
pol. On the 20th they attacked the Rus
sians, between 40,000 and .50,000 strong, en
trenched on the heights of Alma, "sup
posed to be unassailable. After a sharp
contest the Russians were. totally routed.
Special information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by tha
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's) 220 Cali
fornia street. Telephone Main 1042. • •
Townsend's California glace fruits and
candles. 60c a pound, in artistic ttre
etched boxes. A nice present for Eastern
friends. 715 Market at, above Call bldg. *
<Sofik Writ*!-, formerly Director cf Music in the
Collepe of ft. John the UaptlFt. New York.)
In the preceding lessons we have taken
the child through the preparatory exer
<i»es that are the first steps toward the
piano, and now it is my purpose to en
able him to put those exercises Into prac
tical use at once.
Place the pupil at the piano, taking
great care that the piano stool Or chair
is at just the proper height— that is, that
his hand and arm bear the same relation
to the keyboard that they did at the ta-
Rudiments far Musicians.
This can be only by the independence of the State of
Panama. The isthmus has the enterprise and the progres
sive element of the country, and its people have been ruled
by successive packs of thieves at Bogota until they have
grown weary and have decided to govern themselves. Ger
many will hesitate long before going so far from home in
search* for trouble that she can find with less mileage. Our
desire to perform our international obligation under the
treaty of 1846 is no reason for Colombia asking a foreign
protectorate that violates the Monroe doctrine. It is still
less a reason for German interference in this hemisphere,
where that empire has no colonies and no interests present
or prospective that require naval stations or the direct or
indirect acquisition of territory.
Our interest is apparent, direct and known of all nations.
We are bound by the treaty of 1846 and by our obligation
to the world as the only nation that can construct an isth
mian canal. There is no reason to believe that Germany
will seek to interfere in a hemisphere where nature and the
political situation join to make ours the paramount interest.
If Colombia should adopt the proposed measure of asking
for foreign aid, it would simply mean that we must occupy
that country before it can be alienated in any form to any
European power. We would probably do this and turn it
over to the Republic of Panama as soon as we have intro
duced order and decency into its administration.
The Democratic press would dignify itself by standing in
with its own country, supporting the Monroe doctrine and
taking on some of the sturdy Americanism that made Ben
ton illustrious. If, instead of doing this, it chooses to sup
port chronic disorder on the isthmus,, and give aid to such
German pretensions as are implied by the Colombian
threat, it can do so. But it is a far cry from that kind of
Democracy and the quality that was illustrated by Jackson,
Polk, Cass and Marcy. <
IT is probably a* wild rumor that Colombia' is out for
blood, and proposes to get it By seeking a German pro
tectorate and giving the Kaiser naval stations within
striking distance of the ends of the isthmian canal. 'Some
of the Democratic newspapers are talking about our Gov
ernment despoiling Colombia and comparing. President
Roosev«lt to Sir Henry Morgan, pirate and cutthroat.
Nobody has despoiled Colombia. She has been in ¦ a
chronic state of civil war for years. Under our treaty of
1846 we are responsible for the freedom and neutrality of
the Panama Railway, "or any other .means for transit of the
isthmus of Panama." No one can say without reference to
the record how many times we have been at the expense
of policing the railroad during civil brawls between the isth
mians and the misgovernment of Colombia. It has been
of yearly occurrence, and sometimes has been necessary sev
eral times a year, until it has become requisite in the dis
charge of our duty to the world under the treaty that brawl
ing cease. . ,
Before the eye of what he regards as his mind there
rises the vision of the Republican party as the party- of spe
cial privilege, for the benefit of the few and the oppression
of the many. He sees the many divided and the few vic
torious over the two minorities. Consequently, everything is
going wrong and he was born to set it right.
The history of the Republican party is a refutation of his
uneasy nightmare. The condition of the whole people of
the United States turns his dream into. a calumny upon his
own country. One must seek in the independent and uncon
trolled movements and actions of men for the true index
to conditions. The freedom, self-government and prosper
ity of the plain people of the United States are certified by
the fact that this country attracts to it the greatest movement
of men who seek betterment of their conditions that the
world has ever seen. Others are as rich in natural re
sources, some are as free, and several have a scantier popu
lation in proportion to their area. But the movement is
The opportunity and prosperity of the many here are
so pronounced that immigration flows in a vast stream to
us, that millions more may have a share in our birthright.
If the hypodermic revery of Mr. Hearst were true, this coun
try would be avoided by those who seek better fortune and
a larger life. The solemn fact is that Republican policies,
wrought upon our natural resources and respectful of the
rights of man, have made the United States so. desirable that
we are in danger of sharing too freely what others come to
enjoy. There be those who believe that we should more
carefully save for ourselves, and our natural increase, the
riches that nature has stored and wise government made
available for man.
The proposed fusion is based upon the theory that these
conditions Can be made better. How? What is the bill of
particulars? President Roosevelt has declared his policy
and has done more. He has concreted it into action. His
whole administration has been a successful effort against
all special privilege. His energetic action in that direction
ha"s brought upon him the wrath of one of the parties to
Mr. Hearst's proposed fusion, for some radical labor men
have already declared war upon the President for refusing to
violate the law and give them discrimination and special
privilege. For the same reason the trusts are embattled
against him, and do not scruple to declare their purpose to
have his head. We hope that Mr. Hearst's fusion will fuse,
and will pull the band-wagon together, and. that he will be
THE Examiner wants the Democratic party to fuse
again. Mr. William Randolph Hearst is not admon
ished by the fate of Bryan, but feels that he needs fu
sion in his present business of bawling from the housetops
in order that a Presidential nomination may ; find him.
Therefore he wants a labor party and a Democratic party,
but wants them to pull in the same harness, and as he pro
poses to be the load the team is to haul, it will be cheerfully
admitted that the burden is too great for one;-and needs
two. His imagination is excited by figures. He creates
purely fanciful statistics of the vote of the three parties in
this city, and proves to his own satisfaction that if the Dem
ocrats had nominated Schmitz and the labpr party had nom
inated the Democratic candidates for Auditor, City Attor
ney, County Clerk and all the other nominees of that
party who were beaten, they would all. have been elected
and would have lived happy ever after.
" 'Go get it.' says he. straightening up
and pointing his finger in a kingly fash
"I starts down the stairs, and so help
me, I could see before I was half way
down that that horse of mine was rest
less. So Instead of bringing the twenty I
climbs up on the seat and drives off.
When I gets about twelve blocks oft I
climbs down and looks for the twenty.
So help me, there wasn't no more, twenty
there than there Is In the bottom of that
beer glass. So you see there I lose four
cases cold and get a bad name with the
swell guy, who probably thinks I meant
to be crooked."
•It pays to be honest," said the old
hackman as he signed up to Louey for
enother lager.— That's my plan. When
ever you see a fellow doing anything
crooked you can bet everything down to
your finger nails that he is framing up
to get a bet down on a loser.
"Now, for instance, a swell guy
up the other night to where I stand and
told me to take him out. to an address on
Pacific avenue. He was all togged up In
them swell clothes that don t aim , to
prove no alibi .for a shirt and he had
some spirits concealed , about his ; penoM.
We drove off, him a-slnging *My_ Sweet
Anona From Arizona,' and me a-drtying
plenty over the cobbles to keep h ln V? h °°*
up so he wouldn't go to sleep. Finally
we comes to the address, which is one
of them big mansions with a long flight
of stairs leading up to the front door. I
helps him out of the cab and pilots nim
up the stairs.
S "Shall I ring: the bell, sir?" I says.
! " 'Not on your life.' says he. My turn
is the soft and lowly and I don t need no
partner for that sketch.'
"Then he runs his hand Into his pocket
and pulls out a handful of money. I f« ls
a lamp at It and It looks like about «.
; " 'What's the charge,' Bays he.
"Four dollars," Bays I. . . -
' "Just then he runs his hand down In nis
other pocket. '„-¦ '
".'Driver.' says he, 'I dropped a. $20 gold
piece In that blooming hack of yours.
: "All. right, sir," says I, "I'll go and get
it," at the same time holding: out my mitt
for the four cases.
"How can any one possibly play tha
Chopin Impromptu as you did? I hav<
I remember one© playing at a concert
among other things an "Impromptu in A
Flat," by Chopin, which as far as the
actual notes are concerned is not tremen
dously difficult, but it demands great agil
ity, lightness and velocity— should give
the Impression, In fact, of a bit of clear,
bracing winter air. At the close of the
concert many people were introduced to
me. and among others was a young girl
who said to me:
Try this exercise over and over until, as
the wrist drops, the sound emitted is
clear and ringing, instead of hard and
dry, as it may be at first Above all, be
particular in every little thing, for now
is the time to prevent slovenly, uneven
chords. The habit of thoroughness in de
tail, once acquired, will save the pupil
many unhappy hours later on.
Next In order romes a wrist exercise,
similar to that already explained in the
former lesson.^but with the difference that
in this, as in the finger exercise men
tioned above, strength enough Is used to
strike the key, or rather keys, for this
time two notes are to sound.
From playing position raise the wrist
slowly, counting "one,' two, three." Hold
it in Its raised position (strictly according
to the first wrist exercise)' until the count
"four" is given, when it must drop at
once to the five keys under it. The fingers
fall on the keys C, D. E. F and G, and as
they hit the keyboard there must be just
enough strength put into the first (thumb)
and fifth (little) fingers to bring out the
sound of the two notes C and G, after
which, of course, comes the always neces
sary circle exercise.
This combination of sound in the simul
taneous striking of C and G is the pupil's
first introduction to a chord. In this case
the chord is what is called a "fifth," or
"quint." Explain this to him and tell him
it Is called a "fifth" because five notes
are contained in the space from C to G.
If the notes are to be In accord they
must be struck simultaneously. Therefore
be very careful that the hand comes down
in perfect position, well curved, with the
joints of the fingers making a perfect arch
and the hand returning to playing posi
actly as It did In descending upon the
table before any pressure was used. - If
the position of the finger changes it shows
that the muscles have tightened slightly
with the added strength, and you must
work carefully and steadily with the
child until his motions become as relaxed
with the accession of strength as without
it. If he cannot seem to conquer the
tightening muscles, take him to the table
again for a few moments and try the old
exercises there; then return to the piano,
then back to the table again, and so on,
until he has found the difference between
strength and tight muscles. Just at this
point it will require much patience, for it
is a matter that cannot be hurried or
passed over lightly. All will most certain
ly come right In a little time, but until
this exercise Is perfectly understood by
the pupil do not attempt to push him a
COLOMBIA AND GERMANY.
THE SAN ::; :^FFb^^pCgC<^^':g^LjK
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WEDNESDAY ........-....>.......:.....:. I ...:... .^..^:. ..........NOVEMBER n, 1903
BY NOTED MEN AND
TALK OF THE TOWN
AND TOPICS OF THE
SINGLE FINGER EXERCISE.
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