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Congressman Maguire is reported as
saying that Mr. HuntitJEton will spend a
good deal of money to defeat him for Con
gress this year. Before the election the
tariff will be settled for a time, and a good
many voters may be induced to condone
Mr. Maguire's free-trade notions in con
sideration of his activity against the h 11
to refund the Central Pacific dpbt. Under •'
these circumstances it is hoped that the !
three gentlemen who control Kepublican
nominations this year will pick out a
6trong man to oppose LJaguire with. The
latter may do good wort against the Cen- I
tral Pacific funding bill, but tbis city does '
not wani a free-trader to speak for it in
Congress. Mr. Maguire voted for a tariff j
bill which stripped beet sugar and wool of
protection and greatly reduced duties on
fruits. It should also bo remembered that
• unless all sisns fail the uext House will
be Republican. San Francisco should, if
she wants her interests protected, be rep
resented by a Republican.
The three gentlemen who will name
candidates for the Republican party this
year are doubtless aware that power en
tails responsibility. The personal am
bitions which they may have ir. view can
only be relieved by a wise exercise of their
power. The political condition has ar
rived where tlie machine will be tolerated
only when it is run in the interests of the
The St. Louis Republic is justly indig
nant at tbe fcenate surrender to the sugar
trust, but attributes the fact rather to the
opportunity than to the men. The Repub
lic sa>^ :
Tl:ls blackmailing comprotnlse has proved
the necessity or a revenue tariff as a policy of
legislative morality, if no economic reasons
were Involved. It has proved ihe necessity or
having Southern and Western men with South
ern and Western ideas in command of the Dem
ocratic party.
Tariff-for-revenue policy will not com
pel Senators to D 8 honest. Under a tariff
for revenue fhere may be a duty on sugar
or there may not li will depend upon the
view Congress takes of if. Some of the
strongest tariff-for-revenu»- journals in the
country advocate a duty of 1 cent a poiiua
oh sugar on purely revenue principles.
There are other articles which may be
treated in the same way. The purpose
being to get a certain amcunt of revenue,
discretion may be exercised in the selec
tion of articles to be taxed. It will not
do, therefore, to attribute the compromise
of which the Republic complains to the
opportunities a protective tariff affords.
In legislation opportunities can always be
made. If tlie people elect rascals to office
the people must tak« the consequence. It
is or little use tc try to throw tho bl?me
upon circumstances. '1 hat a number of
Democrats in high position got rich
through the manipulation of the sugar
schedule of the tariff 1)111 is now generally
believed. But the country will wait with
some curiosity to see i! the Democratic
House will carry out the blackmailing coin-
Bromise the Senate appears to have en
tered into.
The financial plank ol the Kansas Popu
list convention is positive in the demand
for the free coinage of silver at the ratio of
10 to 1. But the cuncludnp clau9ft of the
plank is less clear. It leads as follows:
The Comptrollei's report for 1593 sliows that
during the year IT>B national batiks suspended,
leaving financial ruin in ilieir w;ike. We aj:«lii
reiterate our condemnation of this, the so-called
best bankiug system the world has ever kuo wn,
and demand in its stead hanks of deposit
under the control of. the depositors, and tlie
deposits guaranteed by the Government.
The currency nf national banks is guar
anteed by the Government, but depositor*
in such banks have to look out for them
selves. The currency of banks of <lepo=it
ruieht also be guaranteed by the Govern
ment providing the Government was al
lowed to determine wbat securities should
be held as the basis ot currency. But tbe
demand thatab<nk shall be under the
control of depositors and that deposits
shall be guaranteed by the Government
denies authority to the Goveromeut yet
holds the Government responsible for
losses. Whether tne Populists mean that
the Government shall stand between de
positors and loss from bank failures is not
cle.tr. If it does not the concluding clause
in the plank is without obvious meaning;
if it does, Government revenues should
Ite doubled at once. With the deposits
under the control of depositors— that is,
the bank officers whom the depositors
ruay elect, and the Government guarantee
ing depositors against loss, the Govern
ment would stand, to lo3e an amount of
money equal to its present revenue.
Dispatches state that a disease which Is
called the plague is raging in China, and
that it nas already caused an exodus from
Hong-Kong of lialf its population. One
hundred deaths a day are reported in that
city, which is about iour-fifths the size of
ban Francisco. Considerable alarm pre
vails among those whose business requires
them to visit China, and the quarantine
authorities at this pnrt are on the alert.
The plague of history which devastated
Europe in the fourteenth, fifteenth and
sixteenth centuries was a septic disease
supposed to be transmissible by contagion.
It was so fatal that, in the fourteenth cen
tury, one-quarter of the people of Europe
are said to have died of it. It appeared to
arise from a poison which traveled from
some center to the glands, especially those
io the groin and the axilla, causing swell
ings which suppurated and finally pro
duced death from the decomposition of the
blood. These were the symptoms which
marked cases in the great j lague of Lon
don in the seventeenth century. Since
1G64 the plague has appeared in Europe on
many occasions, but in a sporadic and not
:in epidemic form. Towns and villages
have been ravaged, but the disease has not
spread. The most memornble outbreaks
in our time occurred in 1873 in Irak, in
Mesopotamia, in the marshes of the Lower
Euphrates, and in 1678 on the Volga. In
both places the ca«es were, not extraordi
narily numerous, but they were generally
fatal. Tliere are places in Asia and East
ern Europe where visitations of the plague
are periodical even in our dar, but after a
time the disease dies where it arose, with
out spreading.
It has beeu established that the malady
cannot be transmitted by merchandise,
and some modern doctors have doubted
whether it is contagious. Durinc a severe
recent outbreak at Alexandria tbe trade
of that port with Marseilles and London
was not interruoed, aud none of the
foreigners died. The physicians conclud
ed that the disease germ was in the air,
and that only those who had been exposed
to it for a long period of time were liable
to be attacked.
It appears to be a filth disease, springing '
from poor food, want of drainage and
miasma. It has been asserted that it only
appears in marsh lands, but it .has oc
curred in India on calcareous and granitic
mountain? 7000 feet above the sea. It is
supposed that ft can only develop in hot
climates, but it has never broken out in
the tropics. It appears to be checked when j
the temperature* rises above 85 decrees, if ;
the heat is unaccompanied by mnis'ure. j
If we can rely upon the published ar counts !
of the Black Death of the middle ages, the
one condition necessary for tbe develop
ment of tbe disease in an epidemic form :
was foul air proceeding from the accumu- ;
lation of garbage and tbe absence of drain- .
age. It appeared under circumstances i
which in our day would have produced I
typhoid and diphtheria, though it differs in j
its main characteristics from both those
Though Dlague has appeared sporadically
on various occasions in China there never
has been to our knowledge in that empire
any such epidemic as Europe witnessed tn
the fourteenth century. In China sanita
tion is an unknown art. Even in tbe capi
tal city of Peking house refuse is dumped
into the streets, as was the custom in Lon
don at the time of the great plague. In
the large as in the small cities of the em
pire < ffal and garbage are left in the thor
oughfares to taint the air. Such a course
of proceeding in this country would lead
to endemic typhoid, diphtheria and scarlet
fever. In China it occasionally takes the
form which is called plague. It is possible
that one of these periodical visits of the
avenging deity has just occurred in the
densely peopled province of Quantung,
and that the punishment has extended to
Hong-Kong, which Itself is well drained,
but is close to the suburb o! AberJeen, as
lilthy a village as there is in China. But
we lack information to judge intelligently.
One thing is reasonably certain. We
need have no fear of plague here. There
is no example of an epidemic crossing the
Pacific eastwardly and landing on our
shores, except smallpox. Tlist is n disease
which is no respecter of persons or of san
itary conditions. Only vaccination wards
it off. Cholera constantly prevails in the
settlements bark of Kobe, in Japan, but
I. as never been transmitted to this port by
tbe steamers. And again, though a ship
m,\y bo a focos of disease, contagion has
spldom been spread from that sotirc.
Cases of plague at Marseilles and Genoa
have been ascribed to the arrival of veg3els
from infected ports in the Levant, but the
cases were few and rarely fatal. There
have been no cases of plague being brought
to an English quarantine station of late
years, 6ven by vessels which sailed from
ports where the disease was active. It is
probably both contagious and infectious,
but it needs certain surroundings and con
ditions to become epidemic
Eastern Democratic journals are nearly
unanimous in tbe belief that the action of
the Senate on the sugar schedule insures
the passage of the tariff bill. The World
If the Democrats cculJ stand together for tbe
concessions toiced by the sujjar trust no other
obstacle that remains to be tin mounted is
likely to break the line.
This implies that the concessions forced
by the su^ar ttU3t in a measure released
Democratic Senators from an obligation to
vote for tbH bill. Whatever obligation
rested upon Democratic Senators t« vote
for a tariff bill to take the place «f thp
McKmley tariff bill was imposed by the
Chicago platform. But the concessions
forced by the sugar trust were a distinct
violation of the Chicago platform. The
World assumes therefore that if the Sen
ato would accept a sugar schedule that ie
admittedly in conllict wi'h the party Dlat
form it will accept a tariff bill rart of
which is la aecortl with the party platform
and part of which is in conflict therewith.
But tho House is yet to be tuard from.
That body passed a bill iv which sugar,
iron ore, c<al and some other raw materU
»ls were placed on the free list. The
Senate, under the influence of the sugar
trust, took suear off the free list. The
House is not bound to recognize the right
of the Senate to so change ttie bill sent to
it as to brine it in confl ct with the plat
form. It is understood that sugar, iron
ore and coal were restored to the dutiable
list for the reason that Senators whose
constituents weie interested in their utan
ufacture refused to rote lor a bill that
placed them on tbe free lis'. May not the
House adopt these tactics? Is the right tn
"kick" limited to half a dozeu Senators?
May not tbe House exercise this right in
defense of the principles so positively
enunciated at Chicago? The party can go
to the country with a better chance of suc
cess without a tariff than with one that
conflicts in almost every line with the
principles upon which tbe party was
elected. It can do better to go to the
country in defiance of the sugar trust than
with a tariff the most important feature of
which was dictated by ttie sutrnr trust.
In thn June Forum Congressman Hen
drix of New York takes the English view
of the silver question. He argues that
England will not consent to bimetallism
if it will make ber food cost more. Mr.
Hendrix h«s apparently looked at but one
side of the English position. England buys
food, it is true, but she also sells cloth and
other things her people manufacture. It
is of quite as much importance to England
to bave a market for ber goods at fair
prices as to buy food at the lowest point.
Again Mr. Hendrix says:
All we have to do with England is to get as
much of her gold as we can, and our surest
way to ao mat Is to re-establish the confidence
of the English investor ia our financial integ
Financial integrity means in this con
nection the maintenance of the gold
standard. If English capitalists could
be certain that the appreciation of
money would continue some years longer
they would invest their gnld in our bonds.
But with the possibility that silver may
come into use and cause a depreciation in
the present value of money English capi
talists prefer to hold on to their gold. But
the New York Congressman thinks ap
parently that the prosperity of the United
States depends upon our ability to sell
bonds abroad. The country at large
kn^ws nothing about Mr. Hendrix. His
name doubtless appears in the yeas and
nays column, but be is not yet prominent
in the House debates. Very likely he is a
typical New Yorker who crosses the At
lantic every year but lias never heard of
the Pacific
Mr. H. S. Henderson, temporary chair
man of the Tope*a Populist convention,
said :
It lakes brave men to meet all issues, and we
will ht fouud square to them. We will not
show tbe cowaidtee of die Keuubllcans In avoid
lug the wouian-suffrage question.
A party should nut be charged with cow
ardice for waiting lo declare itself on v
issue the facts of which are as yet but par
tially knowD. Nearly all the prominent
• tnen who nave 9poken on the woman
auffrasre issue propose to let the attitude
of women determine their actions when
the Issue comes before them for decision.
If it shall appear that women generally
want the suffrage very few men will per
sist in withholding it; but if itappears that
women generally do not want it, perhaps
a few men will force It' upon them. The
women have yet to declare their position,
Btod many thousands have signed peti
s asking for Die suffrage, but no one
knows how many have refused to sicn
sucL> petitions. While women. ara making
up their mmds on this vital point men can
wait. The world is not being very well
(joverned, but government might be worse.
Women have every protection from the
laws that they could have if they baa the
making of them. In fact, it is doubtful if
woman, with her characteristic modesty,
would help herself as freely as man has
helped her. Still she shall vote if she
wants to.
W. H. Newerf of Buffalo, N. V.. was at tbe
l'alace lint night. He says that the great elec
tric supply fiora Magma Falls will be opened
to Buffaio about July 1. The coutract Is for
50,000 horse-power, lhat being half tbe total
output. A private Buffalo Company Is now
constructing another canal, whlcn will have a
capacity of 25,000 horse- power. Mr. Nevverf,
in sneaking of the possibilities which Uns en
terprise will open up for Buffalo and that vi
cinity, said that he did not expect to see nwiiy
old-established tuanuiactuil'-s move to either
Buff ilo or Niagara Falls on accouutof the cost
which would necessarily follow, aud that no
new ones would be started uiuil the
taria question was settled. In Buffalo the
power will b.* used exclusively by the
streetcar companies and in lighting the
streeis. It Is proposed to furnish the power at
50 per ceut less than present pi ices, which are
lower than In almost any other city In the
United States. Experiments are to be marie tv
the canal with a trolly line with power from
this source, atid if successful a bill will be In
troduced in the Legislature to build a Hue. Mr.
Newerf and his bi oilier own olive orchards near
Riverside and Pomona. In which tbey have
planted 500.000 trees, many of which are
about to bear. Me has given the subject of
olive culture much study, and concluded that
California was the only State in which olives
could be produced successfully. "What Cali
fornia wants," said he, "is protection for Its
liuits, and we can produce enoujrn here to sup
ply the whole United states."
Frotessor B. K. Emerson of Amberst College
is at tbe Palace, having just returned irorn a
trip around the world, winch consumed about
eight months. lie visited India, China. Japan,
Egypt, Italy and the Hawaiian Islands during
his absence. He will visit ibe Yellowstone
country prior to going back East. The profes
sor's specially Is geology, ana i lie nip be has
just concluded was made partially in the pur
suit of information on that subject. " There is
said to be another reason lor Hie professor's
jouruey. which, however, was not given by the
gentleman himself. ' It Is said that he Is em
ployed by the Standard Oil Company, and (hat
while absent he was encaged in looking lino
the possibilities of that organization extending
Its Investments In foreign lands.
Several guests who are at the Palace await
ing the oj eulng of thr; Northern Pacific road
for travel received mfoimatloii yesterday that
lv all probability they could resume their jour
ney on Monday or Tuesday of next week, as it
is expected the road will be in an opeu condi
tion by that time.
F. D. Myrr, who recently resigned the posi
tion of traveling passenger asrent of the Chi
caco, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, has
been appointed ceneral agent for the Chicago
and Great Western road for the Paclflc Coast,
and will make his headquarters iv this city.
Admiral Irwin came down from Mare Island
yesterday to make some necessary prepara
tions for the den.iiture of himself and Mrs.
li win to Hie Ka»t. which will occur in a few days.
Victor Maurel, the famous barytone, who
created the role of "Falstafi," after submitting
to endless Interviews on -My Impressions of
I ai-ian." has at last written an article ou (he
subject in the last number of "La Revue de
Pans." It appears that Verdi's Idea <>r wmiug
a lyric comedy was not «uege&ied by I lie
"Meistt rsiußer," for In 18CG. wneu In Tails for
the production of his "Don Carlo;," he sug
gested It to Carvalho. the director of the opera
Comlque. The Frenchman, nowever. aid not
thluk the Hali.m composer would succeed in so
new a line, and discouraged the lyric comedy
idea, which caused Veidi to set It aside for
more than a quarter of a century. The maestro,
who had lone been reading Shakespeare,
Moileie and even Lablche, in search of a suit
able plot, determined wnen an octogenarian to
make his loiiir-theilslied dream an accom
plished fact. After the production of "Othello"
Maine! MM him the manuscript of "The
laming of the Shrew." arranged for Coqaelin
by Paul Delair. Verdi, lv a letter to aiaurel,
pronounced v "superb," adding: "Happy the
composer who touches ihls comedy, but to
handle It would require such masters as
Rossini and Donizetti. The composers of our
epoch are too much given to harmony and or
chestration, aud have not tlie heroic courage to
'efface' themselves when necessary. With
regard to myself I can only say oue thiug.
'Too late, alas!'" This "too late," meant that
Verdi bad almost completed "Kalstaff."
People who contend that men of music are a
jealous set of people, able to see no merit out
side their own works, would find their theories
set at naught by reading the tenderly affection
ate telegrams that passed between Verdi and
Ambroise Thomas on Hie occasion of tbe re
cent one thousandth performance of "Mlguon,"
at Hie Opera Comique. Verdi, ou the aus
picious day. wired to Thomas: "The mil
lennium of ' MigDonM A glouotis day. for you
and tor your friends who, like myself, admire
and love you. May you have all the happiness
which you certainly "merit. To-day I shall be
at the Opera Comique with you In thought and
heart. My wife joins with me lv congratulating
and applauding you. Our respecis to Mme.
Thomas. Verdi." To this Thomas replied:
"I am very much touched, very grateful, dear
illustrious confrere and fnend.at he very aflfec
tiouate leims of your dispatch. No congratu
lations could be more precious to me than
yours. Our best thoughts for Mme. Verdi. 1
embrace you with all my heart. Auibroise
Another great success has has been secured
by Verdi's "Fhlstaff," tnis time at Covent Gar
den, Loudou, where It has just beeu produced
by Sir Augustus Harris' spleudid company. A
noted critic says of it: "If sparkling melody,
the daintiest ;md most picturesque orchestra
lion conceivable, and a book brimming over
with humorous conceits, the majority, of
course, taken from Shakespeare, but some of
them tne property of the librettist, Slgnor Ar
rlgo, will fascinate the public. Tliis crowning
work of a great and octogenarian composer
will nil the coffers of Sir Augustus Harris dur
ing hi* Coveut GarUeu season for many years
to come. The quality most worthy of mention
In the music is freshness; one tune follow* an
other with a persistence tbat Is positlv lylrii
tatlng, for no soonr is one heard than it is
replaced by another quite as fascinating, 'l hts
may be regarded as the only defect In "Fal
siiiff,*'Veidi pouring out hH melodies with a*
much prodigality as a youthful spendthrift
nours out iiii guineas."
It is about two years since Le Figaro Illustr«
published a story called "La Cigarette," which
dealt with an episode supposed to nave oc
cuned during the Carlist war In Spain, jr.tes
Claietle dramatized the main points of tue
siory while changing a number of the deta Is,
and under the name of 'La Navralse" It was
set to music by Massanet, and Is now being
rehearsed at Covent Gard-n, London, wtti
Emma Calve In the title role. It transpire
that Mascagnl has also been inspired by the
dramatic points lv "La Cigarette" and has been
writing an opera in Milan on the subject, which
he hoped to have produced at the Scaia. Upon
ai'plying for authorization to produce the work,
however, the proprie or ot "La Mg.trette" In
formed ihe unfortunate composer that all
richts were reserved for Mas«enet, and Mas
cagnl has therefore been obliged to abandon
his partly written work, which is said to be
very line.
Johannes Brahms towers so high ahove all
living composers of German birth that It is not
surprising that Fuller Maitland should, in the
latest volume of "Masters of Couteniporaiy
Music," devote ;i thhd of his space to this
repiesentatlve of ihe classic branch of the art.
Auoihei third Is assigned to .Max Biucli. Karl
Goldmark and Josef JOieinberger, while thir
teen lesser folks rtc-ive a page each. The fact
Is. at the present time Germany Is lather badly
off for really grea; creative musicians. The
piesent generation looks rather to Russia, to
France and to lialy for ihe ndvent of genius.
From the far uortn come every year exception
ally gifted instrumentalists and vocalists. As
Fuller M.iltiand observes: "The successor to
Brahms (who is In his sixty-second year) should
now be. in active work, If ihe great line of Ger
man masters is to b>- maintaln-d."
The following authentic anecdotes Illustrate
the passionate admiration which the composer
nt "1 he <iei man Requiem" entei tains for the
classical giants of the pa«t: •Brahms took
sonr- Mends ro dine at a certain n staurant In
Vienna, where the host, when asked to pro
duce his best wine, remarked. 'Herein a wine
thai MV|>M«ea all others as much as the music
of Brahms does that of other composers. 1
Well then.' said Brahms, 'take It away and
bung us a bottle of Bach.' " For Hayden, 100,
Brahms has a warm affection, and his hero
woinhipof Keetliovi-n goes so far that one of
Ills favorite iesori« Is the old restaurant In the
Wlldniarket wheie Beethoven used to dine.
An interesting conceit, recently elven In
London, was that of the "Working Girls' Club
Union. Founded In 1883, the union now con
sists of tweuty-six clubs, the members of which
are engaged during the d y iv different occupa
tlnus. This was the lust fills' club In the world.
El eveu of the clubs took part in ihe recent
concert, wliii'li was a coutestfor a challenge
picture. Previous to the connection the girls
uiiutd tin ir foices :n a performance of Ailliur
Somervell's "Joan of Arc." Society was pres
ent in full force, headed by the Pilncess Chris
tian, and a number of celebrliies, includiug
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, also enjoyed the really
excellent singing of th.- woiking girls.
A season of Euglish opera is being given at
the Graud Opera-house, New Yoik. Because
ihe peiformancs are In the vernacular they
draw immense audiences, though the singers
are not all they might be. The critics say of
the soprano. Mine. Tavarj-, "the sluglnc quality
of her voice is not what Is was"; of Mie tenor,
Payne Clarke, they add: "If he only knew how
to phrase, how to color his voice and now to act
a bit, what a wonderful lenor be would De";
while the conti alto, Lizzie Annaudal, is dis
missed with, "her voice no longer obeys the
singer as once it did."
Tne admirers of Mme. Adellna Puttl appar
ently suffer no diminution id point of numbers,
for, in spite of rival attraction;), the huge Albert
Hall in London was nearly full at a r-ceiit
afternoon concert Riven by tlie diva. Special
Interest attached to the occasion, owing to the
fact that for the first time in her career l'aiti
v.-as announced to sine an item by Wagner. It
was only the simple little sons "Traewme"
(Dieams), wtih harp accompaniment, but its
rendering was a revelation to those accustomed
to the harsher German method, ana no (ewer
than five recalls followed.
A younc pianist, Leopold Godowski, Is excit
!dr considerable atteniion In theE.st. lie Is
said to be a virtuoso, possessing tbf distinctive
faculty of execution to a plieuomenal d-giee,
indeed, the consummate ease with which be
plays eveiythlnc a:nio*t exasperates his crlilcs,
win) remind him that there are times when the
passionate stormy feeling* <>f some nm«ic de
mand an appeal ance, at least, of physical effort
iv their rendering.
AYagnerlan literature, whlcu is already so
rich in interesting documents, has Just beeu in
creased by a delightful study on "Tristau aud
Iseult," with winch Maurice Kutferath, one of
the most authentic writers on the subject, con
tinues his One series entitled "The Theater of
Richard Wanner." which commenced with
"Tannhauser," and is to tiuish with -Parsifal."
The veteran singer, Sljrnor Catnpaninl, re
cently reappeared befote a London public, and
showed by his rendering of Beethoven's "Ade
laida" that although his voice may be some
what worn he Mill possesses the true Italian
method of singing.
Arthur Arglervicz. a boy violinist, Is aston
ishing large audiences in London. The free
dom of his bowing, the dignity of Ins style
and the depth of feeling which he shows are
said to be remarkable.
The old Dufch masters, as interpr ted by the
Amsterdam a Cappclla Choir, have proved
such an attraction in Eugland that the choir
has decided to »rel— g iis stay in mat country.
A grand success is being achieved by an
lialiau operatic company at Alexandria in
Ecypt. Th • basso dado is especially admired.
The repertory embraces such works as '"La
Forga del Destino," "Rigoletto," "Faust," etc.
The latest work of George G. Henscuel, a
"Stabat Mater," for soloists, chorus and or
chestra, will be given in England on October
15 a( ihe Birmingham Festival.
The following is a new story of GoldmarK.
the composer of "A Rustic Wedding," "Mer
lin." etc. Goldmaik. after some casual eon*
versation with a lady to whom be was a
stranger, announced himself as the composer
of "Tbe Queen of Sheba," (Die Rooigia yon
Saba). "Dear me," was the lady's comment,
"that must be a very lucrative post."
Tbe recitals of Ernest Schmidt, a voting vio
linist belonging to a San Francisco family, are
well spoken of by the E.tsiei-n papers.
Mme. Seveno dv Mlnil, the celebrated ptan-
Iste, has charmed a Parisian audience with a
minuet ot her own composition.
Miss Pauline Smlib.au American, has made
an excellent debut in "Lalla Kooku," at the
Opera Comique in Pails.
Kugened'Albert, tbe pianist, has finished a
tragic opera.
Rev. 11. c. Cave, wfco made a sensational ad
dress at the unveiling and dedication of a mon
ument to ihe memory of piivae soldiers and
sailors of the confederacy at Richmond, Va..
Memorial day, is a resident of St. Louis, and
pastor of a fashionable sectarian church in the
west end.
Clark Russell, the brilliant writer of sea
stories. Is in a very delicate state of health.
Few people would imagine that much of the
picturesque and magnificent work of this fam
ous author hat beeu done while he wus racked
with physical pain. Such, however, is the fact.
Scots living In London say that Robert Bu
chanan is not treated fairly Dy the English
press. Wbenev.r he lays himself open to crit
icism for something said or done, as is the case
once In a while, the papers speak of him as a
cautankeious Scotchman.
Asuford Taylor, who is named as a grandson
of President Taylor, disappeared from Denver.
Colo., recently, after a two months' stay, and
already six women have turned up who claim
tbat he promised to marry them.
George H. Wilson, who was secretary of the
Bureau of Music at the World's Fair, nas been
appointed buslnesss manager for Tbeodore
Thomas. He has been secretary of the Chicago
orchestra the past season.
Princess Tom Is an Alaska Indian woman.
She Is the richest of her race in the far North
west. She is a shrewd trader and wears upon
her arm thlity gold bracelets nvide of $20 gold
Queen Victoria has inspected a number of
villas in the neighbor hood of Florence with a
vltw of purchasing one. which her Majesty In
tends to present to Princess Beatrice.
Prioee Henry of Prussia was recently travel
ing tn Southern Italy incognito under tbe odd
name of '"Butcher."
Wealthy Americans who think England oilers
them freedom from taxailou will be Interested
Id the knowledge thai the oew English tax law
provides for levying what Is known as "the
death tax" on the property of foreigners,
whether owned In England or elsewhere. The
Inequality of thin tax Is obvious. Americans
can avoid it by living at home.— New York Mail
auu Express.
Certainly there is something Impressive In
Ibe Idea of an electric automatic mitrailleuse
pouring forth its deadly shot without any one
to load and fire It. The French Inventor may
be oversangulne In thinking that it will put an
end to war, but it surely will make it disagree
able.—Boston Journal.
Taxing the breakfast table and the savings of
the people and crippling the industries by
which the people earn a livelihood and accumu
late savings Is what the Bourbon tariff conspir
ators call "industrial emancipation." We won
dei what coulincatlou is likt\— New York Press.
When a Senator speculates In securities about
10 be aflected by his vote he is selling bis vote,
and If there la not honesty enough In the
Senate to expose and punish him for doing
It, then the Senate Itself is for sale and only
waiting a purchaser.— New York World.
Having notified the country that It Is again
on the road through the slaughter-bouse to the
grave, Colonel Watterson once more resumes
his familiar attitude of The Alan Who Told
You 80. Let the band play.— Philadelphia
' Civilization's march, though slow, Is sure and
steady. Even Queen Victoria has been com
pelled to "come out in a card" denying a sensa
tional newspaper story about her granddaugh
ter.—New York Commercial Advertiser.
The grounding of the cruiser Columbia will
furnish additional proof of the fact that our
naval commanders have no equals In discover
ing dancers after it is too late to avert disas
ters.— Piltsburg Dispatch.
Our esteemed contemporary the New York
Times seems to think that It Is unwise, im
politic and imprudent to protest against the
income tax until the Income tax has become
law.— New York Sun.
Most of the Senators admit that they met
Mr. Havemeyer, but it was only In a social
way, as one friend meets another, and they are
all sure that they took no sugar In tuelrs.— St.
Louis Star-Saylugs. _
The lives of two Kansas women were saved
by their corsets, as the bullets fired from a re
volver were stopped by the steels. Who will
say now that the corset is unhealthy ?— Chicago
Petitions containing nearly 300,000 names
in favor of female suffrage have been presented
to the New York convention. Certainly a great
show for woman's writes.— Philadelphia Times.
The 30,000,000 taels to be spent on the re
curring birthday anniversary of the Dowager
Empress of China will be taels of woe for her
poor subjects.— Philadelphia Record.
A doornail that ought to be dead— the one
used to nail the door of the Senate Investiga
tion.—Philadelphia Record.
The regular monthly revolution in Salvador
appears to have passed oft quietly, and the
obsequies of the defeated party are now in pro
gress.—Chicago Herald.
Corbett Is said to have the knack of keeping
as well as making money. Mitchell found him
very -listed.— Philadelphia Ledger.
Speaking generally, a' "blowout" is a picnic
at which one can blow in all his money.—Gal
veston News. ■■ : _"
Morrison Had Mo Case Against the
History Company.
The long peudiogcase of Geoige H. Morrison
against N. J. Stone, J. L. Herbert, Elizabeth
C. Latham, as administratrix of the estate of
the late A. & Latham, and the Bancroft His
tory Company, was settled by the Supreme
Court yesterday, the judgment of the lower
court in favor of the deienuauts being affirmed.
Morrison brought suit as a stockholder in the
History Company to lecover $50,000 uain.ig-s
from the aetendant*. He claimed that they
were conspiring aud had conspired to divert the
l.iisiness ot the company over to the .Pacihc
l'ubhsniog Company; that several Eastern
books agencies good will, etc., bad been so
transferred, aud that not only hud the History
Company Mifleied much damage, but a great
pan of its block in trade had been loxt.
The case was tiied in the Superior Court and
submitted upon nine special issues, all of
which were decided in the defendan is' favor.
In a purely legal opinion the Supreme Court
afnims iliat decision.
Cyrus Walker Sues to Recover his
Cyrus Walker has brought suit la the Su
perior Court against J. K. William*. David
Gross aud others to set aside certain alleged
fraudulent conveyances ol real property be
longing to the plahitiii.
The suit Is tlie outcome of the Cyrus Walker
foi'Kerles that were recently investigated by the
police. In some curious nianuer the name of
Cyrus Walker was forged to certain deedi of
conveyance, 'ransienlui: some real estate on
Florence and Victoria streets over to one J. R.
Williams. In turn, Williams, whoevei he may
be. tranMenvrt part of tne property to David
Gross, who thought the whole transaction boua
fid, in consideration of $150 and a cigar stand.
Tlie police investigateu (he mailer carefully,
but up t» the present lime no arrests have been
made. Suspicion points to Guy 8. Wbiicombe
aud his accomplices as the perpetrators of the
SpK,i l i-V 8p *- cla i ly as l&e sam « wor * n " teen
recently done in Portland, Or
yes^'rda^evn^w"'^ wlth ''»• County ClerK
tlon that nn L .ph aik " express bis convle
-Ihe deed, £*?» C h , . peraon as Williams exists,
lie and in " , n dL a , ted by notaries pub-
Wi.^ i 9" so ODe atte^'d. tl lvf l i XK XK U er lU s 1 e e e^ § :s;
aside these bonus deeds, and "0 recover his
pe so i5 dV^v uainfit " poilioa »»' wSeTg^;
it is said that the police have a tbeorv to th«
effect thai Williams ts an liuierate ineehSnle
w"o was merely a tool lv the bands « Guv *
Wbitcombe and his gang. . . VlUy& "
Belvedere Folk Will Have "A Night
in Venice."
Quite elaborate preparations Have been made
for the water lete and entertainment, "A Night
In Venice," which will take place at Belvedere
Saturday eveulng. Tne steamer James M.
Donahue is to be the Doge's state galley, ana
for the occasion will be known as tne Buciu
toro. Sbe will lay ac anchor at the Tlburon
wlnrf, where visitors may co aboard.
The Bucinioro will sail out on the bay during
the Illuminations ana water parade along ihe
gmuu cana; which lias served the purpose of
anchorage for hou*e boats and st-parating Hie
terraced suburb limn the plebeian town of
Tlburon. From tne decks cf tbe royal barge
visitors may see a beautiful aquatic festival
scent, above which tbe clltls of belvedere will
gleam with illuminations, as nearly every villa
will be lighted up and the garden* beautified
with Japanese lanterns, which will be all aglow
for tbe festival.
Labor and the Tariff.
These are subjects occupying the minds
of most people these days, but soiua time
should be found for recreation. The
easiest way to get that Is to obtain "Pic
turesque California."
Second Effort to Secure Them for
the State.
Another link was added yesterday to the
chain of agony surrounding the contest over
the estate of Thomas H. Blytne.
On behalf of Governor Markham Messrs.
Estee and Miller tiled with Hie County Clerk
their amended information in support of a mo
lion to have the Blythe millions escheat to the
Slate. The complaint lv Itself differs very little
Iron the minimi complaint. It states that none
of the parties contesting iii th> court* foi tliu
pioperty ate In auy way connected with much
less ueiis of the late Thomas H. Blythe, and
that lv the absence of legitimate heirs the vast
properly must revert to me State.
The coinpiitnt. as Mated on Its first filing. i"»
not bruuglit on behalf of the Stale by the At
torney-General, owlug to tbe fact that Mr.
Hart Is attorney for Florence Blythe- liiuckley,
tlie at piesent successful claim nt.
Fell From a Car.
William Bravion, 1725 ho9t street, an em
ploye of tue Omnibus Cable Company, met with
a painful accident yesterday alternoon. While
st niling on the top of a car, which he was
washing, in the power-house, Tenth and How
am streets, be stumbled and fell, his ht ad
striking the stone floor. He was taken to the
Keceivlug Hospital, where it was found that his
ear was badly lacerated and that there was
possibly a fracture at the base ol the skull.
Buy glass of F. N Woods & Co., 51 Firstst.*
Bacon Printlnu Comp.inv, 508 Clay street.*
Crown fountain pens are t lie best In sta
tionery department at Sanborn & Vall's. •
Guillet's French noug .t.905 Lai kin. Te12198»
Wedding luvitatious, visiting cards and fine
stationery at low prices. Sanborn, Vail & Co. •
Groceries & liquors. C. Brandt, Oak & Octavia,'
Paints, brushes, drawing-papers and all
architects' and am»tV supplies ac Sanborn &
Van's. •
Finest eyeglasses, sptcs, 15c. 81 4tlist. Sun
day, 73G Market (Kast's celebrated snoestore).*
I'ictcre frames with ornamented corners,
perfect finish ana low prices. Sanborn, Vail
& Co. • •
J • — •
"Coi/roN Gas." (lie especial anesthetic tor
the paiuless extraction of teeth, - has been
civen to many millions of persons without In
jury, I'ure, «afe%snl efficacious. Indorsed by
all reputable physicians and demists. Office
I'liplmii build inc. rooms 6, 7,8,10: entrance
SOG Mai kel street. •
Mokf than 50,000 people read ths "Pacific
Slates Watclirnan"; "0,000 bnoa tide sub^cnb*
ers: largest leyium .te circulation of any
nionthly west of ih- liocky Mountaius. A few
fi^t-tla-s advertisements will betaken. Ad
dress WM.H. BARNES. St. Anu'3 building,
bau Francisco, Cat. •
Overlanii Route.
The Shasta Home and Northern Pacific Rail
road to points In Washington, Idaho, Montana,
the Dakota*. Minnesota. Wisconsin, Illinois
and all Eastern States is {tie most comfortable
and picturesque line of all. Daily train ser
vice, with (lining .Pullman Palace and up
holstered tourisc cars on all trains. T. K.
Statelek, General Agent, C3B Market st. •
To Remove Fredericks.
Attorney George E. Col well has applied to
tlie Supreme Court for a writ cf habeas corpus
in Ibe case of William M. Fredericks the mur
drrer. Colwell seens to compel the removal of
Frederick-" from San Queiirin to the County
Jail, pending the appeal from the judgment
and sentence passed upon htm for the murder
of Cii3hl'r HerrlcK.
Ark you weak and weary, overworked and tiredr
Hood's Sarsaparllia Is just the medicine you need
to purify and quicken your blood and to give you
appetite, renewed health anil strength.
To the Traveling: Public :
Kemember. the Central and Union Pacific are
free from washouts, and the only line running
Pullman bleeping and Dining Cars from San Fran
cl-(CO to Chlcazo without change. Time only 3 y,
days from San Franclsro to Chlca;o, and 4V-> days
to New York. n. W. Hitchcock, General Agent,
1 Montgomery street, San Francisco, CaL
Teachers' Grand Excursions
Will leave San Francisco .lune bth. 13th and 20th,
under management of A. Phillips & Co., via the
Riotirande, -The >cenic Line," and Bock island
Railways, to all points east. One change only to
Atlantic cities. Upholstered tourist can; com
petent managers. For reservations or rates call
on or address Clinton jonks, General Agent,
Rock Island Kail way, as Montgomery st,, S. F.
Fob Throat Troubles and Cocghs use
••Broicn's Bronchial Troches." They possess real
Mothers give Angostura Hitters to their children
to stop colic and looseness of the bowels. Dr. J. G.
B. Siegert <k Sons, sole manufacturers. At druggist*
Smith and His Complaint.
J. Howard Smith will Dave to tile a third
amended complaint, in bis suit against Hie Fer
ries and Ulill House Hallway Company. Judge
mack sustained some 37 points of demurrer
to the complaint yesterday, and allowed Smith
twenty days wneieiu to amend. The suit is lor
MO accounting and for an Investigation iuto
51,700,000 worth ol bonds.
a Cough with a Weak Sys-
tem , C onsumption with 'Weak
Lungs, or Disease with Loss
of Flesh. Take
the Cream of Cod-liver Oil,
for any ailment resulting from
poor nourishment. Physicians.
the world over, endorse it.
Don't be deceived by Substitutes!
Prepared by Scott A Bor-r.o, ft. Y. Ail Dru ; ;ni«;.r.
Dry-Goods and Cloak House.
Cloaks, is, •
Cloaks, Caps,
Wrapers, Jackets, Etc.,
Great Bargains in Gapes !
250 Ladies' Capes at 50c on the dollar,
made from black and colored cloths, also
Moire Antiques and Silk. As these are
Dearly all sample capes, there is an im-
mense variety of patterns to choose from.
$2.50. Formerly $5.00
$4.00 Formerly $B.CO
$5.00 Formerly $10.00
$7.50 .Formerly $15.00
$10.00 Formerly $20.00
$15.00 Formerly $30.00
$20.00 111 . Formerly $40.00
Ladies' Wrappers and Waists.
We have a fine assortment at very low
10,000 yards English Flannelette, in mill
short lengths (2 to 10 yards), worth 15c, at
9c per yard.
Order by mail. No samples of those.
£sf* Bargains ail through the house.
Visitors, while in the city, are cordially
invited to Inspect our slock and prices.
ft?" Goods delivered free to all places rrbera
express rates are not in excess of $1 per 100
JBS" Mall orders carefully and promptly attended
to. Goods forwarded C. O. D. or on receipt or re-
mittances by express or mail, .samples free on
jelO SiiTh
Makes the Man!
Just received 100 dozen of the
latest shapes in Stiff DERBY HATS,
colors black and seal brown.
These Hats are retailed all over
for $2.50.
OUR PRICE $1.50.
Baby Carriages!
We would be pleased to have you
call and get our prices before pur-
chasing elsewhere.
An endless variety in Hood or Par-
asol Tops, steel wheels and springs,
FROM $6.90 DP.
Electrical Construction
NOTE.— Special attention paid to- grinding
Kaxors, Shears and Edged Tools by skilled
mechanics. .Trices moderate.
818 and 820 Market Street,
FliolEtri. Blools..
tnyiJO SuTuTa
3k Hon. Charles Foster, Ex-Becretary ,
<3l «'f Treasury:—"! reaara Uethesdsasa
y deliifbtrul water, refreshing aii<l lavl«-
-■v uratincr. Tilth medicinal properties of
. jgj much value."
j SgjSSl' Hon. Joseph TT. Fi!>r, Kx-Horer-
nor of Illinois:— "I have used Bethesda
for many years and deem it the best in
the country."
418 Sacramento St., S. F.
]e3 tf SuTul'U
f'/iaa jfo/?\ ta a/Juf\\
Will Remove 824 Market St., Phelan Bl'd'g, Jalj
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