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The silly season of local sports is again at its height.
Two pluguglies, candidates for the coin of the public, are preparing for a heavyweight, "contest" in which the only thing at stake is the contents of the box-office. Gudgeons are fanning interest into enthusiasm, thousands of dollars will be paid for scats, and then will follow the customary realization that again the- public has been fooled. Peas for Gold. The London Globe reprints the fol lowing extract from its files of the year 1828: "This morning, in Covent Garden- Market, green peas were ex posed for sale, for which the price of 3 guineas per quart was asked!" . Now at that price the^ famous worthies. Gorging Jack and Guzzling Jimmy and Little Billee. were' rich when — ' :•¦••- ' . . Noir when they got as far ¦» the equator, ?hrv'd ncth!ns left, trot one eirtlt pea. " ELECTRIC ROAD— E.- tV. I*. City. The United Railroads has not decided to change the California 'street road Into an electric one. for the reason. that the United Railroads does not own the California street road. The United Rall "roads will In time change the steam car line from the terminus of the Califor nia street line to the Cliff in an electrid one, but the time for the change" has not yet been announced. ¦ j Townsend's California Glace fruits ta artistic fire-etched boxes. 715 Market at* Special Information' supplied daily to business nooses and public man by th« Press Clipping; Bureau (Allan's). 230 C*t« tfomla street. - Telephone Mala'19**. * Honolulu is engaged in the very worthy task of house cleaning,^ and with plans, and purposes well defined is driving but the evil and worthless characters that infest* the town. Most of the, criminal, loafers are coming our 'way, and against this we must protest. We already have more than our share and although our breeding ground for rascals is notoriously large and fertile it is now more than generously cultivated." VALUE OF FOOD— Subscriber. City. "The. Nutritive" Value of Food," by Professor Atwater, was published by the Government and was issued from the Government printing ' Viiflce at Washington. D. C, about eight years ago. FROM "a disgusted member of the Stablemen's Union" The Call has reteived a note in comment jpon our notice of the assaults and violence inci dent , to the dispute between stable owners and their former employes. He^says: "These cowardly and brutal assaults are the more ag gravated when it is considered that they are committed by organized bands, partly hired thugs, authorized and organized by the union, in secret session and with full knowledge and consent of the Labor Council. It is to be regretted that men and' citizens of a free and, civilized country lower themselves to such beastly doings.- and that they are encouraged by the city officials of-; our. community. It is a shame and a disgrace to San Fran cisco." This, if true, puts the matter in a very serious light, and we publish it to the end that steps may be taken to determine the facts.- As we predicted last week, the lack of protection to property owners and their employes has compelled them to resort to self-protection. These as saults and' attacks are serious enough if they originate only, in a spirit of riot and revenge cherished by,individ unK H they arc deliberately and secretly procured hv' Giant Locomotive. Builders of locomotive engines are steadily exceeding past achievements and. constructing titans of the rails that excite the amazement of every behold er. At Schenectady a colossus has been turned out for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad which surpasses anything and everything (seen before. This giant weights 320,000 pounds, has six pairs of driving wheels and a boiler thirty-eight feet, In length and seven feet in diam eter. It is estimated that this locomo tive will be 50 per cent more powerful than any other ever put together. VIOLENCE AND THE' LAW. A POEM— A Subscriber. City. This correspondent wants to know where a copy 1 of a poem entitled "What Christ mas Brought to Jim" can be jobtalned*. The first line, i's, "He came to the sta ble at sunset.'' An intrepid but impolitic ex-member of the Reichstag has" made public suggestion, that it will be of distinct advantage to -the people of Germany for Emperor William to remain home long enough to become ac-' quainted with his subjects. There is evidently one man in the Kaiser's dominion who believes that residence in jail under sentence is preferable to that freedom of movement which is dignified under the name of liberty. ¦ The long continued deadlock in the State convention of Illinois Republicans is a reasonably safe indication to our Democratic friends that a nomination on the Re publican State ticket is practically synonymous with an election. And this is a Presidential year with Illinois as a critical battlefield of the ballots.' Answers to Queries. THE GOLDEN A3E— S.. City. The steamer Golden- Age. one of the* old time steamers that ran between jSait Francisco and Panama, was wrecked April 29, 1C ' at a point ~7 miles above Panama. A physician, employed by the city under the direction of the Board of Health, has made vigorous defense against the -accusation that he neglected a patient even to 'the' point ' of death. Eliminating the merits of this particular controversy the inquiry still remains promi nent in the public mind whether or not our much hoasted, modern hospital system is being refined into a very dangerous scheme of too much science and no care for the sick. B\ Water Across Country. A detachment of the Jersey na val r.-.::itia is going to the St. Louis fair by inland waters, embarking in a cutter, and using only b&Hb and oars. The route wll! be from New York to Buffalo by way of the Erie canal, from Buffalo to Toledo by way of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Cincinnati by way of the Miami-Erie canal, down the Ohio Rover from Cincinnati to Cairo, and from Cairo to St. Louis on the Missis sippi. The amateur, marines will be given a caniping place on the grounds, through the" courtesy of the exposition management, with wharfage for their boat. The return trip will be made by way of New Orleans, and from there by merchant vessel. It is becoming apparent to the shrewd observers'and caretakers of state at Washington that for political and trade purposes Germany wants a slice of Morocco. Our German friends must permit us to suggest that Morocco by her generally annoying conduct has given us the right to choose and take the first slice of her unlovely land. We might be induced, however, to sell our potential interest at a figure that Germany must con sider reasonable. The Champion. Michele Scagllone, whom the boys of Harlem call "Flipper Mike," is the champion bootblack of the world. He won the title a short. time since in strenuous competition with Billy, the champion; Michele Luperto, who wields a skillful brush In Harlem; Bridge Street Tony, Luigi Riccitelli, the artist of Madison Sauare. and Pasquale dl Napoli, who says he is a Count fallen upon evil days. .; « -'J. • For h!s reward Flipper Mike got a gold medal and a variety of curses In three dialects. Incidentally, there was $12 at stake. Tony Bastone, president of the Shoe Polishers' Union, got that. For the furtherance of art'the union ordered the contest. It was held at Billy's place, Ninth avenue and Ffty first street. The preliminaries were in teresting. Tony Bastone made an ad dress which sounded like Rienzi's to the Romans. He alluded to the art of Mlchaelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Fra Lippo Llppl, Raphael and Ben venuto Cellini. Bootblacking was \ forgotten while Flipper Mike and Pete Savine of Tenth avenue settled a little difference which came out of a heated argument as to the superiority of Mlchaelangelo over Raphael. A cop appeared In the door way and growled. ""If yea dagoes don't ring off I'll run in the boonch." The critics of brush and paste shut up until the barbarian had moved on his way. but b<e would 1 have been a hot cop if he could have heard the "brutta bestlas," the "canagllas," the stupidos" and the "accidentes" that were. tired after him. Then the artists got down to busf: ness. Billy, the champion, had a try. Then the Count, then Luigl, then Har lem Mike. Flipper, Mike came 'last,' and there showed his headwork. All the polish ing had been done on one pair of shoes, and when it came the Flipper's turn his rivals had put a layer of polish on the : shoes that made It a cinch for him. . . - When he received the medal there was a pretty row. Peopte came running for blocks • along Nlntlfcavenue. Billy, the deposed champion, who once shook hands with Joe Grim, wanted to fight it out in the back room. The crowd tailed the challenge with 'glee, - and a Wine for a Gusher. A corrcspo-ndent from Chandler, O. T., sends the following to the Kansas City Journal: Miss Ethyl Houston, a local school ma'am, established a precedent when she christened the oil well which is being drilled near the town here. While there v/ill doubtless be few young wo men, with the* temerity which she ex hibited, in climbing the ladder and breaking a bottle of champagne across the -bar at the top of' the derrick, no new oil company In the Territory can start out, under auspicious circum stances unless this is done. Miss Houston is a quiet, unassuming little woman and had no idea of chris tening the well when she, followed by her classes, went to the well. Some one* suggested that the well be chris tened before active operations, were commenced and Miss Houston, in a spirit of banter, agreed to perform the ceremony if seme one would get the wine. This was easily done and, true to her word. Miss Houston climbed the 75-foot ladder and broke the bottle. When the board of directors heard of the act a meeting was called and Miss Houston was voted a free pass to the St. Louis exposition and to have her other expenses paid during her stay there, as well as coming from and going to the fair. A Cat' With No Delicacy. The Utica, N. Y., Observer " ¦ com menting upon feline Intelligence ob serves that the theater cat is always obtruding its presence on the . stage. when it is least wanted, but the feline which keeps Chase's Theater In that free of rats has a particularly er roneous idea of the eternal fitness of things. It was wlien the stock: company was playing "Othello" that the. cat rendered Itself conspicuous, and there T fore greatly disliked by its friends, the actors. Desdemona was dead, and all the other characters -were dead that could conveniently die and were stretched on the stage in various post mortem, atti tudes, when the theater cat suddenly made her way daintily upon the stage. She paused at the first prostrate body she came to, and apparently said to herself. "Ha. how is this?" Then she looked at the body hard and went up and sniffed delicately at Its face to see If she could render any assistance. " The body opened one eye and emit ted something very like a giggle; so the cat went on. No first aid to the wound ed was needed there, at any rate. The next body was also suspiciously warm and smiling. . «.t- It did seem to this theatrical cat as if grown humans ought to be able to find something better to do than to He rigidly on a draughty floor while- a man held the center of the stage and .talked. The cat moved on to another body, and wasju3t about to tiibble the "ear of 'this one in a spirit of spdrtlve,nes3 — 'for it was breathing, too — when^ some one said something In a hoarse .whisper, and the curtain went down' -amid a chorus of laughs. -:/--.;¦/ double reefed tops'l plowing out to< sea. "Says I to my mate, 'This looks bad.' So we camps under the lea of some bowlders and waits. Next morn ing the gale had blov/ed itself out. We waits for a sign of the brig, but nary a sign. Another day and out on the horizon she looms up, but instead of heading in shore she squares away. A dead calm comes on. Says I, 'That's our last chance.' We gets one of those turtles, which is eight feet from stem to stern and beam accordln". Over board we flops the critter and with good hold on its back the pair of us_ marooned ones heads ; the big fellow to sea. In an hoirr's*4ime that turtle had landed us at the ship's side. All we got out of It was a cussln' for losing the small boat. The "old man' had forgotten he sent us ashore, and when that gale came up he was off. "Well, I'm here, ain't I?" he wound up his tale, as some of the hearers' faces beamed incredulously. President stopped -. to .'see any of the ' eights erf the Eternal City, |the popula tion came 'very nfar them, so that on 'occasions not ¦ only . what the royal . party Nyas •saying was overheard, but 'vice, versa. '•• ': •'•• -The .other day "at the' Roman Forum, \Vhere the King and President went to .see the.' excavations; .the royal party . was . . disturbed by . an Italian and Frenchman arguing with such anima tion-that tht-y evidently fc-rgot in whose; presence they were. ..Broken " sen •tenees "Were -overheard such-as, "I tell you the. KiEg'is," "No, what non sense'.The.President' is' quite three •inches .taller." "No, no.. watch and you •- wi}4 see that it is ."his tall hat which makes the differcnce"!-""Why the King is •••pigmy arid—," .but at this point some one. coughed, and the men were 'forcibly reminded, where -.they were. •The King, however; feeling for the' em barrassment, c-f those present, as the ¦words. were' loud' and came in'a silence when .the' excavations ¦we're proeeed '•lng t ' •eaid with a smile- to*. M. Loubet. , "'I think your countryman is right and .that you -have a little the best- of it!" M. Loubef snrfiled and said, "It is sur prising, wfcat an importance isattach " *<l'.to inches in this world!" "Vf . ' When 'about to start f<jr Naples the * Pfeeideni' .asked permission to take •leave of his "two little ¦friends," the youth'ftrr Italian Princesses, who had .been suppressed by the Queen, who " .thought that Princess Ydlanda had been, somewhat forward.' "The. two little Princesses rushed into M. Lou . bet's sitting-room In high glee. Mafal •da folding out her arm; and her mouth to be kissed, and -Yolanda taking, hold cfhis haAd/ Tho President, after talk ing a minute, took a package out of his Docket and gave It to the latter. *• fsh» thanked- him prettily enough and then *Eaid," with a sigh. "-I am cure- it is ch'oeolates, and* mamma will eat them; she will say they ajre bad for little girls!" M. Loubet. 1 ptMing his amusement, suggested that if that was the case- perhaps it would be Just as weir to taste them at once, whereupon she tore .open the paper "to fjnd. not chocolates, but tiny eweets made in all kinds of fantastic chapes. "Good!" «he cried, "jnamma won't like these, bo they are sure to be good". for Babies!" The chocolates mentioned by the little Yolanda, however, pare the President an idea, and he ordered sent to - the Queen an immense bas.ket of them and In the center a sjjiail box, also' of chocolates,, on •which was written, "Good for babies." . Denver Youth's Feat. /special Correspondence of The Call. HEADQUARTERS OF THE CALL, I HENRIETTA STREET. CO VENT GARDEN. LONDON, May 20.— A Denver youth has performed a swim ming feat in London that Is described as sensational by those- who witnessed it and came withlrt a few Inches, of beating all previous records.. The youth, whose name is F. H. Smultzer, Is 16 years of age. He has been en- Joying a holiday in England In com pany with his father ana on April 29 he. Balked unpretentiously into the public bath house in Endell street and asked (the superintendent lf>he would be allowed facilities to attack a world's record made by the celebrated tumn to try for the under water swipn ming'' record. OVERBOARO WE FXOPS THE" BIO CKITTER ANI> HEADS rHIM. TO SEA. •;¦•;¦' - \ ¦-•* PRESIDENT IyOTTBET OK FRANCE AND KING VICTOR EMMANUEL OF ITALY CAVGHT BY THIS jCAMERA DURING THEIR INSPECTION OF THE ROMAN ' FORUM— AS reCIUEST OF LOUBErS VISIT. r - \, ¦¦. '¦ WITH the recent terrific battle and the eviction of the Russians from their heavily fortified posi tions on Nanshan Hill at Kinchou, and with the sub'sequent movement on the part of the first Japanese ann3' under Kuroki to shut "off possible, reinforcements for Port Arthur, from Kuropatkin's base at Harbin, it appears that the investment of "the Gibraltar of the East" is soon to be a matter of actuality. The Japanese army is already within striking, distance of the fortifica tions, siege guns and additional troops are supplementing their forces daily, they have an open and direct commu nication both with Kuroki's army on the Yalu and with home ports through>thc medium of their fleet on the sea. It is conceded even by, critics inimical to the interests. of Japan that Port Arthur will probably fall within three month's. * Already the question is forming in the minds of the diplomats and the war ministers of the powers: What will be the effect of the fall of Port Arthur upon Russia, upon the future operations of that power in the field? Recent press dispatches from St. Petersburg declare that the impression prevails there, even among the highest in the Czar's government, that the fall of Port Arthur means the ending of the war. French military experts add the weight of their testimony, to this conclusion. If Port Arthur falls Japan controls the key to the whole of Manchuria;-it will not be to her purpose to enter upon a-.wild chase after the retreating Russians along the northern line of the railroad. The Czar's government will probably never admit to itself that the capture of Port Arthur means the end of the. war; even if much territory is lost thereby, St. Peters burg cannot let Russian prestige slip away in defeat without a desperate effort to recoup. Furthermore, there are at stake all previous treaties with China where by Russia has enriched herself enormously^and builded high promise for the future. Already it is being bruited about that Japan is contemplating restoring Manchuria to its rightful owner if she wins it by force of her supe rior arms. This means that railroad rights, mining rights, timber rights, all that has been wrung from China by the long continued application of the screws of a devious diplomacy, must go. The query remains: What can Russia do if Port..Ar thur falls? Already Korea is cleared of the Muscovite. Count Ito was there, at last reports, seeing to it that Japan's "friendly influence" was paramount in the realm. The first army of Japan is successfully clearing the lower Yalu country of Russian forces; the second army will be supreme in the Liaotung Peninsula if it encompasses the fall of Port Arthur. With that accomplished the Japan ese need feel no necessity of following the Russians up into the north country and pushing the offense. It will remain for the Russians themselves to assume the offensive and bring their desperate rally to bear upon the brpwn men when and where the latter please. This is an outlook gray enough for that greatly feared Adam Zad of half a year* ago, the terrible unknown of the northland. IF PORT ARTHUR FALLS. Kuropatkin to. Nicholas. PORT ARTHUR. .May ' 24.-7Please find inclosed a rumor to the effect that we made a strong sortie and killed 75, 000 Japanese. This rumor will not be confirmed. I just made it up myself. But I thought it besf to send you some cheering news even if I had to manu-r facture it. 'Now don't say all my re ports are discouraging. Last night I got busy and brought fn eleven train loads of provisions, and would have had the twelfth one ip. only I woks up. If you know any nevy games, Nick, please send* them to us. . I wish there were some way of sending a ping-ponjj set by wireless. But the name, of the game sounds so much like the Chinese towns about here that the Japs would be sure to. seize the game and occupy it if any other method of transporta tion were resorted to. ..C- 7 Yesterday I was out looking over my horse. I am considerably puzzled as to what to do with him. I had my veterinary show me just where to cut into him (the horse, not the veterinary) to find the • porterhouse steak. My quandary Is as to whether I had better eat him before he gets so poor from eating rice straw and the labels from soup cans that he isn't fit to eat, or to hold him and take chances on getting away some time. I would rather chew him than some other brands of plug I know. That's the best Joke I've sprung since the Japanese shut me up. And another thing, Nick: Next time you start a war start it with some nation we can whip. This under-dog stunt is worse than that of heavy villain in a cheap play. It makes me sick. Trusting" you are the same. I am yours crampedly, - v *«\, • K. . . ,> ; .V-. —Baltimore American. Democratic Rulers. Pr p £".»r Porrespond^nev of The Call ROME. May 15.— While the King of Italy was showing Prer Sdcnt Loubet over • Rome recently 'the two heads of nations made It a point to be ex tremely democratic: but theresult was not'. Invariably all that could, have been desired. For instance, while driving fa the Corso, or- when the King and The worthy gentlemen who are employed by the municipality to teach the young idea how to shoot have met in serious and reflective discussion and have decided that in our night schools, where working boys and girls' are taught while fighting the battle for existence, all ornamental courses of instruction shall be eliminated. A very excellent decision, but will some one suggest what will be left of the course of study? rush was made to rigr up a ring. Then the shadow of Ireland loomed again In the doorway, and there was nothing doing. Flipper. Mike -fled with his medal, -while Billy hurled chal-. lenges after him all the way to Fifty-: eighth street.' Tony and the $12 left early.— New York Su.n. Another True Story. "Did you ever hear of the Galapa gos Islands, . down In the South Pa cific?" queried a weather beaten old "beach comber" as he squinted from under a pair of bushy eyebrows at the half dozen loungers gathered on the sunny side of the dock. Not waiting for reply, the veteran continued: "Me and a shipmate was stranded there once and If it hadn't 'a* been for one of them monster turtles that in habits those rock piles I wouldn't 'a* been here to-day to tell about It. It was this way. , "We was in a little trading brigf and had run short of water. The 'old man* got bearihgs on the Galapagos and he runs in there. Me and my mate was sent ashore in a small boat with casks to get fresh water, knowin' there was plenty on the islands. Fact is, out side of turtles and. rocks there isn't anything else there. "We made fast the boat after .hit ting the beach and unloaded our casks. But before we got back to the beach from the fresh water pools it corries on to blow a gale. The small boat went adrift and before our eyes we see the brig under heads'l and a Professor - Finney. That record • con sisted of swimming 113 yards one inch under water. The management of the baths Con sidered it presumptuous on the part of such a youngster to aspire to any thing approaching Finney's record, but seeing he was a stranger they agreed to allow him to test his abil ities. He desired that the water should be regulated at a temperature of 75 degrees. Plunging in ho did 112 yards 5 Inches to the amazement of the at tendant and other? who came from other parts of the building to see him. He beat Finney's record for time at this distance. It is also worthy of no tice that while Smultzer had the water at a temperature of 75 degrees Finney's,, record was made at 80 degrees, whieh is considered among .swimmers as a great advantage to the latter. It is also point ed out that If the Denver lad had es sayed the task from the deep instead of the shallow end of the bath he would have beaten the world's rec ord. The fact that this feat has re ceived no publicity this side ' is ex plained by the circumstances that the •effort was bo informal and that the newspapers are by no means friendly to American athletes. Toung Smult zer is coming over again in the au- HIDDEN among the war news from St. Petersburg is a little news. item that is suggestive. It says that "Great Britain has collected indemnity: from Russia for the benefit of British sealers whose ships were* confiscated or interfered with by Russia while sealing in the Russian half of Bering Sea. Hardly any who read it connect it with the great international controversy the settlement of which furnished the cause of action which has enabled Great Britain to make this reclamation. Just now when our fleet has been ordered to Morocco tp protect 'the captured Greek-American Perdicaris, the whole subject is invested with interest. When Mr. Blaine was Secretary of State, in President Harrison's administration, his attention was called to the seal herd of Bering Sea. Its landing ground was on the_Pribi!of Islands, where we had leased the' privilege of taking seals. The lessees complained that their profits were abridged by pelagic sealing in the open water. Mr. Blaine conceived the idea that when we bought Alaska of Russia we also bought that part of Bering Sea inclosed by a line from the extremity of the Aleutian archipelago to the continent, and by the Aleutian Islands and the continental shore, and that all that water was under our exclusive jurisdiction, a rqare clausum. Upon exchange of diplomatic notes with "Russia that Government joined in this Claim, and Washington and St. Petersburg agreed that we owned that part of Bering Sea, and that Russia owned the rest, and that thus the whole water became a closed sea. subject only to the municipal law and jurisdiction of the two governments. In pursuance of this claim, the United States for sev eral years seized or interfered with all sealing craft in our half of the sea, and Russia did the same in her half. Both nations in pursuance of this policy seized, libeled and sold, or interfered with a large number of American and British sealing vessels. Great Britain demurred to this claun of a marc clausum. and claimed that beyond the three-mile limit Bering Sea was open water, the same as the rest of the'Pacific Ocean. After many dip lomatic exchanges Great Britain and- the United States agreed to arbitrate the matter by an international com mission to sit in Paris. The arbitrators heard the able presentation of the case and decided against the American and Russian claim. of a closed sea*. This decision was against the claim that Russia and the United States had municipal jurisdiction beyond the three-niile limit, and made all spoliations of sealers on the open water unlawful, to be compensated by indemnity! Thereupon a judicial arbitration was ar ranged between the United States and Great .Britain to determine the indemnity we owed to the British sealers. The claims amounted to a million and a half of dollars, and were arbitrated and paid to Great Britain by the United States. Then the United States demanded of her partner in the alleged mare , clausum, Russia, indemnity for the American sealers who had been despoiled in the Russian half of Bering Sea. This claim was arbitrated at the Hague by Dr. Asser, who gave large indemnity to the Americans; which was promptly paid by Russia. Now the British claim of like nature against Russia has been paid, and as an international issue the incident is closed. Just here appears the matter of final interest. The United States seized a large number of vessels belonging to American sealers. The Paris arbitration decided that such seizure was unlawful. The Americans despoiled by their own Government numbered three or four times more than the British and Americans despoiled by Rus sia and the British despoiled by the United States. Their losses were so great that the most of them were ruined outright and have since been in poverty. The majority of them are San Franciscars. .But up to this time they have not been paid one penny for the unlawful seizure of their property by their own Government. It has enforced their rights against Russia, and it 'has paid the British dealers seized under the same circumstances, and Russia has paid for seizing the British ships, but these Americans, whose "rights l..cir Government en forces againsf another nation, have asked it in vain for the same justice from itself that it compels others r to render. The. case is very interesting and may well become the subject of study for those who desire to learn the conr stitution and functions of our Government. When i% protects our citizens abroad only one branc.li, the executive, acts, and acts efficiently always. But when our Govern ment owes such indemnity to its own citizens injured by, its own* unlawful act, the executive becomes powerless. The President can secure justice, for American citizens abroad, but not at home. Here-they must appeal to the other two co-ordinate branches, the legislative^ and the judicial, where too often, as in this case, their cry for justice falls upon deaf cars. In the relief of the American-for-convcniencc, Perdi caris, we may spend twice as much as would compensate these genuine Americans for their losses, and they, to the extent of their tax-paying power, will have to con tribute lo the relief of the Greek in Morocco, but they" are powerless to get, the justice that is due from their own Government. ¦ ' ¦. PROTECTING AMERICANS. any organization, they take on a far more serious and It must be admitted: that the charge that they are so planned, procured and incited gets support from the fact that the criminals who commit them, though caught red-handed, are furnished-bail and defense by the organ ization concerned. It is. this appearance of an organiza tion widely affiliated, and politically powerful that par alyzes the arm of justice in too many cases, whe» punish ment should be prompt, heavy and exemplary. No right-minded citizen can condone such crimes, or consider them other than interference with lawful rights of person and property, that should* be promptly pun ished to deter others from like transgression. At no period in its history could, this city -afford the backset that comes with a reputation for indifferent or partial enforcement of the law, and it can afford it now less than ever. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDA^ JUNE 2, 1904. THE SAN FRAN CISCO GALL JOHN D. SPFECKELS, Proprietor . ? > « ? . . . . . Address Alt Communications to JOHN McNAUGHT, Manager PubUcatloa Office .*. '......Third and Market Streets, S. F. THURSDAY ..) ..................:..,..........¦¦..,... ~ ... JUNE 2. iqoT MEN AND MATTERS IN THE FORE AS THE WORLD MOVES TALK OF THE TOWN AND TOPICS OF THE TIMES 8