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Latest reports from the Philippines give the encouraging
information that our Moro fellow citizens are inclined /to
show . a friendly spirit. Somebody interested in their wel
fare has probably i persuaded them .that I friendship; and life
are unquestionably more desirable than enmity and death.
*.'¦-.. ¦¦¦»
To the Editor of The Call— Sir: It
has seemed to me for many years that
it is about time that a note of protest
should be sounded against the modern
principle of grammar school education
I do not couch this letter In the ternvi
of an attack upon our own city school
department, which I think is as capable
as the funds allotted to it can make if
but I do wish to express my dissent
from the opinions, held by the educa
tors all over the country and practiced
in our common grade schools.
. In a word— and copying an , old and
Frills in Education.
Democratic leader's in Congress have decided that it I is
good party politics to attack the administration in refer
ence to the establishment of the republic of Panama. This
decision is neither unusual, unbecoming nor unfit as hon
estiy representative of Democratic wisdom. The fellow who
pictured and personified the Democracy as a braying jackass
was gifted with prophetic intelligence.
Special information supplied dally to
business houses and public men by tha
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 230 Cali
fornia street. Telephone Mala IMS. *
Two of the Filipino wards of Uncle Sam, who are to
be educated at national expense.-arrived in the city a few
days ago, blew out the gas and escaped an untimely death
only by accident. There is nothing like a liberal education
in .the 'practical things of life. In the natural course of
events the gold brick man is the next stage, and then wili
commence thedeeply significant test involved in the hurdles
of the tenderloin. ,
OTerreachlnff Za a Common Tault.
tance from your opponent and lead for
his face again with your left. The
chances are three to one you will find
you have miscalculated tha distance
and that you are either, too n»ar or too
far from him. Usually the latter.
Should you attempt to lead when too
far away you cannot reach him, and
you will probably lose your balance and
topple forward from • the impetus of
your own blow, thus leaving yourself
at his mercy. Or, if you step too close
you stand an excellent chance of re
ceiving a blow from him while you are
still in motion and before you can get
into a position to guard.
Nothing but constant and wearisome
practice will teach you to gauge dis
tance correctly. Try this maneuver
over and over again until you are able
to step to exactly the right spot from
which your blow should be delivered.
It is difficult, but in time' you can do it.
Having learned this all essential fac
ttw in boxing, practice as follows : Lead
with your left for the face and step
away. Let your sparring partner also
step back or to one side, thus chang
ing his original position. Now advance
until vou are at the proper distance
«.nd lead for his face with your right
and step away. Next let him lead with
kit left for your face, wLile you move
The recent Tammany landslide In
Gotham has evidently tln S ed that good
S? P^rkhurst a most virulent indiso
blue. Here is his comment anent the
di "WUhthe first of 3™™*"" 1 ™*
2«5?o? 'opW city, mgj are go-
Jay God to^ic the lid off hell and let
ut smell some of the smok- that as
r.~ ie. nr -.in fnrpver and ever. That slo.
00O nd me U n P should deliberately stand up
ami enroll themselves as members of
the devtrs kingdom of greed and vil
lainy ll horrible, unbelievable. But it
sin accord with the downward drift.
It is unquestionably the fact that moral
sentiment is lacking among the best oi
us and that is our consummate malady.
Marriasre, that used to be so unspeak
ably sacred, is becoming an amuse
ment If we cannot clean the carpet
for a new wife by worrying our pres
ent wife into the grave we cut the
Gordian knot by pushing the case in
the divorce courtr-a species of Mor
monlsm that might have brought the
blush of shame to the face of Brigham
Young."
Townsend'a California glace fruits a-r.d
candles. 60c a pound. In artistic flre
ftched boxes. A nice- present for Eastern
friends. 713 Market at. above Call old*. ¦
Indigo Blue.
The independence of the Dominion of Canada has been
predicted by one of the leading citizens of that interesting
colony of Great Britain.. And yet this buoyant pioneer of
a new state forgets that Canada was never more palpably
dependent, more pitiably in need of direction and counsel,
than when she protested in impotent vehemence against the
decision of a court in which she was a member and to
whose decision she was in honor pledged to "submit..
While all this preparation was go
ing on the keen minds of the managers
were not idle. The sharpest of detec
tives were employed to note the splen
dor of the ladies and an approximate
value of the diamonds, etc., worn by
the wives and sweethearts of the con
ductors. That the ball -was a great
success was the universal verdict of all
who attended.
Later the detectives' reports were
sent to headquarters and duly noted
Nothing was said by the foxy manage
ment for a month or so afterward
Then gradually conductor after con
ductor whose wife was more than or
dinarily resplendent at the ball found
a little note handed to him, with the
information 'that his services were no
longer required. In the opinion of the
managers an honest conductor, living
on the salary given him, could not af
ford to give his wife diamonds and
silks. This was the unpleasant sequel
of the first conductors' ball.
To arrive at this for a certainty and
without doing the honest men an in
justice, a notice was issued from the
superintendent's office stating that the
railroad management desired to show
its appreciation of the services render
ed by the conductors by giving a ball
in their honor at the Oakland mole.
This Invitation was cheerfully accepted
by the railroad men and as usual each
lady vied with her neighbor to appear
In the very finest of gowns and jewelry
to match.
In the early days when the "Big
Four" were in full control of the old
Central Pacific Railroad Company
conductors were suspected of "knocK
ing down" more ready money out of
the company than some of the stock
holders. The . Idea was therefore con
ceived by which to ferret out the men
who were living In luxury on their in
come thus illicitly derived from their
positions as conductors.
'After the Ball.
To demonstrate this he says: "The platforms might
have been exchanged without doing violence to the convic
tions of either party., They are pledged to the public
ownership of public utilities." Granted that they are, and
that the twins cannot be told apart, let us suppose the
vagaries of the joint platforms spread over the Union as the
national principles of the Popular Rights party, what re
ception will they meet? Mr. Hearst says: ''The Demo
cratic party has an unshakable hold on the South. With the
workingmen of the cities voting for the same candidates
the alliance will prove invincible."
Does he mean that the South will in the future show
the same appetite. for. vagaries that it had for those of Mr.
Bryan, and that it will go further and chew and swallow
those in the San Francisco: platform? If.so, we think he is
mistaken. States and sections in this country show an un
ceasing tendency to revert to former ideas and ideals in poli
tics. For a long time prior to the Civil War; the South
had a strong affinity for the Whig party.' In 1840 the
Whigs carried eight of the Southern States, and 1848 again
took a majority of -"them for Taylor, the last Whig Presi
dent. In 1852 the Whig party was moribund and Pierce's
ideas on the slavery question won the South away from an
organization that had lost its grip. .But- whether Whig or
Democratic, there is nothing in the economic situation or
political ideals "of the. South to warrant the conclusion that
it will in national convention support the platform of new'
principles hewed out for Mr. Hearst's Popular Rights .party
as the successor to the Democracy.
Every Southern leader, from Jefferson to Jefferson Davis,
has expressly repudiated Mr. Hearst's ideas of government
as expressed for him in the_ local platforms which he ad
mires so much. It is to think meanly of^the South. to. con r
elude that her people will -now surrender long held convic-
THERE will be no lack of literature between now and
next year's Presidential elections on the subject of a
new Democratic fusion. "It is Mr. Hearst's business
to manufacture and put that literature on the market. His
several newspapers have determined to make San Fran
cisco the basis of the argument in that behalf, and to make
a statement of political conditions here which, if spread as
a sort of veneer all over the country, will make the election
of a fusion candidate sure, provided the Democratic and
labor union parties cuddle in the same camp.\
Starting with an artificial figure of 25,000 as the Repub
lican vote of San Francisco, with a Democratic vote of
14,034 and a Labor party vote of 15,205, Mr. Hearst is able
to show a fusion majority here of 3724. To make fusion
fuse, and to extend his new Democratic party on that basis
all over the United States, he calls the fused organization
the Popular Rights party, and argues, at great length and
little breadth, to show that Labor . Union party and Demo
cratic principles, as stated in the city platforms, are iden
tical. . . \
MORE NEW PRINCIPLES.
A Tacoma man, otherwise. harmless, says that he has a
commission from the Mexican Government and a promise
of $1,000,000 in silver to conquer a tribe of cannibals on a
Pacific Coast island. After driving the man eaters into the
sea he will search for gold, of which 'the island is largely
composed. What a shame it would be to wake him upl
Now step forward again untl you
Judge that you are at the correct dis-
So much for the history of footwork —
a history that has transformed boxing
from a mere slugging exhibition into
one of the most graceful cf athletic
accomplishments.
Now get your gloves on p.nd let us
practice this new branch of our art.
Though to-day your feet will do more
work than your hands. Moreover, to
day's lesson will teach you cne of the
most important things a boxer has to
learn— namely, how to gauge distance.
Stand on guard. Lead for your spar
ring partner's face with the left (after
first going over all the various blows,
counters, euards, etc.. that you have
thus far learned. Remember to begin
each lesson with a review of all oast
work.)
Lead for his face with your left, as
I have said. Now, as you bring back
your left arm to the first positjon. step
backward at the same time with the
right foot, bringing the left foot after
ward, so that when the left foot touches
ground you will be standing again on
guard, feet eighteen inches apart as
usual, but a step farther away from
your opponent than you were. Repeat
this until you can make this backward
step quickly after delivering the blow,
and can do so without losing your bal
ance or making a misstep or falling to
fall into correct position as you swiftly
brine back the left foot to its correct
place in front of the right.
his whereabouts, by keeping in con
stant motion and by stepping in to
strike and stepping out to avoid re
prisals, harder blows could be struck
and much punishment avoided.
For years footwork gradually gained
gTound. At last Jim Corbett. the clev
erest boxer the world has yet seen,
brought it to perfection.
JThe Secretary went on to point out that under, the
terms of the merchant marine bill introduced last winter it
was specifically provided that the subsidies granted by the
bill to American shipping should never exceed $9,000,000 in
any one year, while we annually pay $200,000,000 to foreign
subsidized ships to get our foreign commerce carried across
the seas.
The facts thus stated by Secretary Shaw were not new to
the people of Boston. They have been well known for a
long time. In fact the voters of the country have again
and again given them due consideration and voted upon
them, casting a heavy vote in favor of the desired legisla
tion. Argument before the people is therefore hardly neces
sary any further. The issue now is to get Congress to
obey the will of the people and enact the required laws.
It is not too much to expect the passage of a well devised
bill during the coming winter, and the industrial and com
mercial bodies of the country should not hesitate to" de
mand it. *
WITH the assembling of Congress there will natur
ally be a revival of popular interest in the much
discussed question of promoting American com
merce by wel! devised legislation in favor of upbuilding an
adequate American merchant marine. The issue was made
one of special note in several States during the recent cam
paigns, and in Ohio the contest against Senator Hanna was
made almost wholly one of opposition to what the Demo
crats; called "the ship subsidy bill." 'Wherever this issue
was squarely made victory rested with the Republican party,
and it is therefore fair to say that the country has virtually
once more declared in favor of protecting American indus
try on the ocean as well as on land.
Shortly before the election Secretary Shaw in an address
at Boston said: "We are securing only 10 per cent of the
trade of South America, of South Africa and of the countries
washed by the Pacific Ocean. This trade is worth more than
$1,000,000,000 per annum. We get. 10 per cent of it. Other
countries secure the balance. Why? They are ready to pay
the price. They avail themselves of every natural advantage
and pay the price of others. They have and we do not
have direct and regular steamship communication with
these countries. I was recently told by a man who ought
to know that William Deering obtained an order for $100,
000 worth of implements to go to South America by acci
dentally finding in some of our Eastern ports a tramp
steamer going direct to the point of destination. Other
wise he would have been compelled, to ship first to Europe,
thence to South America, and then it would have been too
late."
Lead and Step Back.
In the summer of 1S96 the great gold
deposits on the Klondike creeks were
discovered, and when the news reached
England, twelve months afterward, no
one knew where they were. Was the
Klondike In British Columbia or Alas
ka? Nobody thought of the Northwest
Territories, little knowing that they
stretched far beyond the northern
range of the Rocky Mountains. Within
a couple of years Yukon, on account of
its remoteness andJnaccesslbillty. was
taken out of the jurisdiction of the
Territorial Government and created a
separate territory, under a Commis
sioner and Council, and now the force
of police is 290 strong, with detach
ments throuzhout the whole basin of
the Upper Yukon.
The work of the police Is of endless
variety. It will perhaps be remembered
that a story of a Russian boundary
monument in the disputed Territory
was reported in the course of the last
year. A party from the Dalton Trail
post was dispatched to examine into
this, with Assistant Surgeon Fraser In
charge. Mr. Fraser reported that about
three miles past Mount Glave the horse
trail crosses a tributary of the Clear
Creek, and about 100 yards up from
this stones are piled up t^o make a shel
ter to be U3ed by Indians while storm
bound crossing the summit. This pile
constituted the alleged monument and
consisted of a larse flat stone, about
four feet bv three feet, and a few
inches thick, raise! at an angle of
forty-five degrees from the ground, and
supported in this position by another
smaller stone, the two forming a rude
shelter.
Seven years ago the sole representa
tives of authority on the Upper Yukon
were a detachment of twenty North
west Mounted Police, under Major
Constantine, sent up by the Canadian
Government to maintain law and order
as best thev could, says the London
Times. They built a post at Fort
Cudahy on the Tukon, twenty-five
mlldfc on our side of Alaska, near the
mining: town of Forty Mile. Gold dig
ging had been going on there for ten
years before, but Englishmen had
heard nothing . of it and would only
have smiled if they had. The Dominion
Government thus took actual posses
sion of the srold country, which was
supplied entirely by United States
trading companies, working up from
the Behrlng Sea.
Yukon's Guardians,
THE MERCHANT MARINE BILL.
Water was below that red horizon.
The tottering limbs refused to carry
the anguished body farther. He sat
down upon the heap of sand and, bury
ing his head in his arms, he waited the
rising of another sun and with it the
end. *^ />
The third day the cries for water be
came more and more feeble. The gaunt
man who was sitting there in the grill
ing heat, fanning the insects from the
brow of the figure on the sand, was
swaying from weakness, for he had
taken none of the precious water which
had wetted the lips of his fevered part
ner. Drop by drop it was sped until at
last as the sun shone down from the
zenith the last dew was licked dry
from the mouth of the canteen. Sixty
miles away from the nearest water
spring.
With the setting of the sun the life of
the sick man was sped. Scarcely able
to drag himself from the tent, the lone
survivor scratched a hole in the sand
and buried his partner.
The tall fellow was known as "Tex
as" Watson and his partner, "Zek"
Waterford. They had started iiKthe
early spring from Arizona to prospect
the hills northward to Nevada. It was
now the latter part of May and the
snow was nearly gone. Their canteens
were filled at every opportunity either
with the snow or well water and they
progressed across the barren hills with
little difficulty. '
With water sixty miles to the front
and only enough left in their canteens
to suffice them for "three days, "Zek"
became suddenly delirious from a quick
desert fever* The burning sun on the
second day found the man tossing un
der the rudely constructed tent with
lips purple from the fires which were
consuming his blood. By his side sat
"Texas," from time to time gently wet
ting the sufferer's lips from the single
canteen of precious fluid which was
left.
Partners.
Converse County, Wyoming, is fearful that it will be forced
into bankruptcy if it is compelled to prosecute the Indians
that recently, terrorized the State by their murderous raid.
On the other hand it might be argued that refusal to prose
cute will so increase the funeral expenses of the citizens of
the county that bankruptcy in any other cause will be wel
comed as A boon. -
The extent to which strata of later
times have been folded up and piled
upon each other is almost incredible.
Professor Claypole measured the strata
In the Alleghany Mountains across
Huntingdon, Junlata and Perry
counties. In Pennsylvania, < and found
that where they were originally spread
out on the ocean bottom to a distance
of 100 miles they had been wrinkled
and folded arid crushed together, until
they were compressed within sixty-five
miles. Professor Helm of Zurich esti
mates that the folding up of the Alps
resulted in the compression of about
seventy-four miles; that is. if the Alps
were flattened out again, as you would
flatten out the wrinkles In cloth, two
points on the opposite s sides of the Alps
would be seventy-four miles farther
away from each other than they are
now. In many cases in the Alps, and
indeed in the Appalachian Mountains,
the superficial sedimentary strata
have been folded over, so that what Is
now the top was formerly the* bottom.
Now the generally acepted theory
concerning the earth's history is that
it wag originally a molton globe, -which
has slowly cooled down, allowing a
crust to form over* the surface, which
has gradually thickened in proportion
as the earth cooled. This crust is
therefore much thicker in the later
geological periods than it was in the
earlier. As a consequence the geolo
gists point out that the inevitable ten
dency would be for the later wrinkles
to be ampler than the earlier ones- for
In the Earlier geological ages, when the
crust was comparatively thin, It could
not sustain itself in so high an eleva
tion as would be possible when it had
thickened up in later ages. It Is there
fore believed that in the earlier geolo
gical ages the mountains were never so
high as they were in later geological
periods. The thinner and 8of ter strata
pt the earlier geological period would
break up and mash together where the
later ones would swell up and be folded
over. -~- .
Two causes may be assigned to this
greater height of the younger moun
tains, one of whic^i Is connected with
the general theory of mountain build
ing, and the other with the agencies
which are constantly wearing the
mountains down and carrying them
back into the sea.
• • •
As the Andes, the Rocky Mountains,
the Alps, the Caucasus and the moun
tains of Central and Southern Asia in
clude by far the highest mountains of
the world, the proposition announced
at the beginning of this article is suffi
ciently proved. At the same time the
age of these loftiest mountains is strik
ingly In contrast with that of various
older mountain chains. What we call
the Highlands of Carada, surrounding
Hudson Bay, are composed of the old
est rocks of the world, but they no
where rise to a height of more than
2000 or 3000 feet. The Alleghany Moun
tains, likewise, though younger than
the Highlands of Canada, are much
older than the Rocky Mountains, but
they are not half as high. In Europe
the Scandinavian and Ural Mountains
are very old, and likewise comparative
ly low, nowhere rising more than one
third the height of the Alps, or one
flfth of the height of the mountains in
Central Asia.
One hundred and fifty years ago the
occurrence of these shells in the rocks
on high Alpine elevations were taken
as evidence of the flood, and Voltaire
knew of no way to discredit the evi
dence, except to deny its truth. He,
therefore, resorted to the suggestion
that the shells found at these high ele
vations had been carried there by pil
grims and carelessly thrown away. But
Voltaire was no geologist, or he would
have disproved the theory of the flood
by a better argument, for these shells
are found as constituent elements of
great thicknesses of rock, entirely be
yond the capacity of so temporary a
submersion as the deluge is reported to
have been. .
Rocks of similar age, with their /In
cluded recent forms of oceanic life, are
found upon the flanks of the Caucasus
Mountains at an eijual height, and in
Thibet and in the Himalaya Moun
tains, at an elevation of 13,000 or 14,000
feet.
All the highest mountains are young
mountain?. This is proved by the fact
that, high up upon their shoulders,
they bear sedimentary rocks of the lat
est geological period, namely, the ter
tiary. Where now we behold the great
mountain systems of America, Europe
and Asia, the waters of a shallow sea
prevailed during the middle of the ter
tiary period. West of the Mississippi
River the dry land was limited to the
narrow axis of the Rocky Mountain
chain, to an elevated plateau now oc
cupied by the great basin of which
Utah is the center, and to detached ele
vations along the line of the Sierra Ne
vada Mountains bordering the Pacific
Ocean. Since that time this vast area
has been lifted up out of the sea, car
rying the sedimentary rocks then
formed with their abundant sea shells
to a height of several thousand feet
and lifting the original mountain peaks
to a correspondingly greater height.
Man arJ the Glacial Period." Etc.
LL.. D.
(Author of "Trip Ice Age In North America,
BY GEORGE FREDERICK WRIGHT, A. M..
Mountain Building,
Footwork in Boxing.
BY ALT5EHT TAVSON TRRHTTXE.
(Athletic p;xv«-rt Kew York Ever.'np World.
Authvr of "Muscle Uuildlr.g," Etc)
Footwork was unknown t«- the box
ers of a few decades ago. A line was
drawn or scratched on tho ground.
Each man touched that line with his
left toe, and during the entire bout he
was nut allowed to step back or for
ward. He::ce the expressions "teeing
th- mark" and "coming to th<j scratch."
Such fishis were necessarily of the
hamm^r-and-tons?, brutal order, with
little science and less speed.
Then some Columbus of th.? boxing
world discovered footwork. He found
that the man who could land a blow
and jret out of the way before the re
turn blow came in had a vast advant
age over his stationary foe. He found
that, by confusing an adversary as to
•!• *
very trite term— the grammar school
education which our little children are
receiving nowadays is too "hlgh-fa
lutin"; there are too many educational
frills added to the old regime to the
detriment of the beneficial effects of
the old style courses. Our fathers used
to be taught "readin*. writln' and 'rith
metic," geography and the elements oC
grammar and rhetoric; and they we're
taught these thoroughly, consistently,
so that they did not pass in one ear
and out of the other.
But now, if you please, the little mite
8 years old is made to know where her
pancreas is located and what part in
the progress of digestion her salivary
ducts occupy. Within a year from that
time she is taken in hand by a teacher
of mechanical drawing 1 and taught to
differentiate between a paralleloplped
and a rhomboid and Is made to spen3
her nights at home constructing elab
orate paper models of truncated conrs
and pyramids. By the time that your
modern pupil is 13 he is initiated into
the mysteries of irregular Latin verbs
and made to know that "a. ab, abs<iuo»»
coram, de, palam," etc., govern the ab
lative case. Then a year before he i3
ready to enter the high school he has
the enigmas of algebraic formulas driv
en into his head; he knows how to find.
the relation between the arc of a circle
and the angle subtended by the radlt.
I do not profess to be a pedagogue*
nor to have any great acquaintance
with the principles of educational sci
ence, but from the good common-senso
deductions of a householder and a
father I am assured that a little more
of the salt of knowledge and less of the
spice would improve the product which
our common schools turn out.
A READER.
San Francisco, Nov. 16.
THE California Miners' Association is in session in this
city, and the numbers in attendance and the subjects
discussed will convince the country that mining is not
played out in California. The association probably
tains and represents more expert miners and a greater va
riety of mines and deposits of the precious metals and -use
ful minerals than any other organization from a similar area
in the world. Kiniberley has diamonds' and the Rand has
gold. But California has such a variety of mineral de
posits and in them such a large aggregate of potential
wealth as to make her the leading mining region of the
ear*h.
There is ahe subject that the Miners' Association should
consider. Among our mineral riches are the finest of build
ing stones. Our granites-'arc unexcelled in appearance, and
in all the qualities of a first-class material/ Our marbles
rank any other in the United States, and our onyx, for in
side finish, is "the equal of the Mexican, whfch leads the
world. Under these circumstances the many public build
ings. Federal and other,- that are being and td be erected
in the State, should be built of domestic material. Yet the
new Oakland postoffice is built, we believe, of stone from
Utah, and we understand that for some reason, that surely
is not found in the lack of quantity or quality in our home
material, other public buildings are of foreign material.
This subject requires attention. The mining of building
stones is an important branch. It employs labor, and the
use of our domestic material stimulates the search for new
deposits. The convention will serve a great interest if it
will suggest to our members of Congress that they secure
the right of way for California stone in the construction of
Federal buildings. •
Another mineral interest that is making rapid progress
is the manufacture of hydraulic cement. This has been at
tempted in other States, but nowhere else with the success
achieved here. Our domestic cement is now being ¦ used
in concrete works, in sidewalks, curbs and in reservoirs and
other submerged structures. The Government is installing
irrigation works throughout the arid region, requiring the
use of an enormous quantity of cement. As the tariff on
Portland cement, imported from Belgium, is for the pur
pose of encouraging the manufacture of the domestic ar
ticle, and California produces the equal of the imported,
it should surely be the policy of the Government to use
our cement in its own work. We are informed that the
preference so far has been given to imported cement, while
it is officially admitted that ours is as good. This should
be inquired into. Perhaps millions of tons of cement must
be used in irrigation work. What is the use of sending em
bassies abroad to look for foreign consumption of our
products if we shut out a domestic demand by meeting it
with an imported supply?
The precious metals make their own markets. They
need no protection and no effort. But the useful materials
of the State, vast in their potential supply and practically
inexhaustible, need the intelligent attention of this asso
ciation, that stands for the mineral interests of California.
Recently we have added oil to our stock of valuable
mineral substances. This association should promote; the
use of our oil. \Ve have iron of excellent quality in forty
one counties. Some of it is very convenient to the coast
and near the oil regions. If our oil can be used as a
smelting fuel California can speedily have a large iron pro
duction. We have the ore and the flux, everything but the
coal for smelting. If an oil flame can be diffused through a
cupola we will be independent as to our iron and steel.
T*he convention will doubtless consider all that pertains
to the mineral interests of the State, and these subjects
should be objects of its deliberation.
When I sucgest that you try a cer
tain maneuver on your sparring part
ner I do not. of course, mean that he
is to do all the drudgery and that you
are to reap all the benefit. Take turns
at this. For instance, let him for the
first half of the lesson go through the
various blows, counters, etc., while
you do the guarding:, the left leads
for- his counters, etc. Then In the sec
ond half change around.
After each has had his lesson you
may box three rounds. Even though
you may sain no great skill just at
first, this bout after the lesson will
accustom you both to the feel of the
gloves and to the sensation of giving
and reeeivinsr blows. But during the
bouts be sure to practice what you
have learned. For Instance, when your
sparring partner happens to lead for
you with his left remember the various
thinps you may do. and do one of them.
Don't hit back blindly or be content
to suard and hit. If he has led for
your face try the left or ritfht face
counter on him; if for your body, try
a body counter, or else the body guard
with the right and a left lead for his
face. Don't shamble around aimlessly
in boxinpr these early bouts, but remem
ber the footwork instructions and step
s?f> that weigrht, balance and reach are
all considered. If one of you make a
blunder let the other stop the bout and
correct it. Take kindly criticism grate
fully. Without it you cannot become
proficient. ' -
your head and counter for his jaw with
your left. Let both step back, and go
on through all the various blows and
counters in the same manner, leading,
stepping away and getting back into
range for another lead.
Continue this day after day , until it
becomes second nature to you to lead
or guard at the right distance without
loss of balar.ee.
"Well, sir, he shot a man down
Tombstone way in the '80's an* made a
plea of self-defense for the fact of the
other fellow havln' a coat on his back
the time he shot him. He an' a very
bad man from down in Texas had a
little dispute in the Pleasant Hour grog
shop one day over the relative merits,
as the papers says, of the 'Mamie Tay
lor' an' the 'Plttsburg Hogwash' as
drinks fur the coolin' of the inner man
and the elevatin' of his soul. They
(each said some onpleasant things 'bout
each other an' separated.
"Two hours arterwards Vinegar sees
the Texas man comin* down the street
with his jacket on an' he hides be
hind the door of the Globe Hotel an*
he shoots the Texan three times in the
kidneys as he goes by. ~_."
""When they gets him up before a
jury he makes them a speech — klnde,r
conciliatin' like and showin* his great
lnttoitan. Says Vinegar: 'It air
hot down here In these parts,
ain't it? An' the sun shines down
that fiercely that any ord'nary
man goes 'round with Jes' as little as
the majesty of the law — which Is rep
resented by this most honorable Jedge
here— will allow; am I right? "Well, sir,
you have trouble with a man an* cast
some 'spersions on his fambly name
maybe, an' that man is in his shirt
sleeves, with his tongue hangin' out
frum the heaf.
*"Yr»u see rt;'s r an a hod.* artervronls
comin' down the street with his tail
coat on — the one he wears to the picnic
Fourth of July an' keeps under his bed
ev'ry other day in the year. "Weil,
sirs, what's he wearin' under that coat
which would be dar^hn* in plain sight'
if he was dressed ord'nary like? What
if it ain't a shooting' Iron?' "
"The jury wuz only out three min
utes an* brought in an acquittal for
Vinegar, with reccumendachions for a
vote of thanks to him for killin* the
Texas man."
"Yes, sir," said he, "some fellows are
powerful lienyunt on a Jury when it
comes to a little case of shootin*. Now
there was the case of Vinegar John
son—called him Vinegar 'cause he
cleared up a sma.Il fortune onct selling
spoiled cider for vinegar down in So
nora.
"Quartz" Billings shook the dottle
from his corncob into the palm of his
hand, added thereto the shavings from
his black plug of navy and began slow
ly tamping the mixture back into the
bowl of his pipe. Preparation* for a
smoke always elicited some reminis
cence from him.
"Quarts" on Evidence.
tions as to the nature and -purpose of government for the
sake of such analliance as Mr. Hearst proposes with class
elements in the great cities of the North.
In 1896 the South did suffer an aberration on the finan
cial question and followed Mr. Bryan, against the protect of
Bayarjd, Gray, Caffery, Patterson, Jones and scores of leaders
who knew the right and abided with it. But it must be ad
mitted that the impulse'of that aberration had some excuse.
The South was poor. Faulty finance' and imperfect-distri
bution of money made interest high and obsoleted much of
the collateral that the South had to 'offer for loans. When
the people were told that these conditions were caused by
a scarcity of money, it is not to be wondered at that they
seized upon Mr. Bryan's . quantitative theory! and followed
it into the campaign.
By 1900 the South was clothed and in her right mind
on the money question,; and in the Kansas City convention
opposed all the financial theories she had adopted four years
before. . But suppose that she accept, next year, the two
platforms proposed by Mr. Hearst and enter the alliance he
seeks to make, what then?. That will be done on the same
theory as the fusions of 1896 and 1900, and will be made
upon an incorrect statement of the facts. In 1900 Mr. Mc-
Kinley had 35,000 votes to 25,000 for Bryan in San Fran
cisco. That is about the strength of the two political ideas
in this city. The recent vote for Mayor Schmitz had
in it an element that is Republican in national elections.
It supported him for various reasons, not the least being
his tactful statement that as Mayor he had settled labor
difficulties without strikes and violence, and if re-elected
would have the power to do so in the future.
With Mr. Hearst's proposed alliance made and with
him as the candidate, there is every reason to believe that
Roosevelt's vote here will exceed McKinley's by not less
than 5000, and that his majority in the State will go to
75,000. This is not a Republican, opinion of the situation
exclusively, for it is concurred in by shrewd Democratic
politicians all over the State. The weakness of all political
fusions is their extremely artificial nature. The followers of
Lane and Schmitz in this city cannot be voted by agreement.
Nor can the members of any political party be allotted by
its leaders. Republicans will highly approve Mr. Hearst's
fusion and hope to see him the hybrid candidate.
THE MINERS MEET.
THE- SAN FRANCISCO GALL
JOHN D. SPRECKELS; Proprietor . . . . . . . > ..'Address AH CommtmicaUons to JOHN HcNAUGHT, Manager
Publication Office. ~ <J^^^^^> • • • ? • • • .Third and Market Streets, S. P.
TUESDAY ....NOVEMBER 17, 1903
THE SAN ¦•FBAN CISCO CALL, 1UESDAY, NOVEMBER IT, 1903.
INSTRUCTIVE STUDIES
BY NOTED MEN AND
WOMEN
6
TALK OF THE TOWN
AND TOPICS OF THE
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