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WORDS OF APPRECIATION AND PRAISE FROM OUR CONTEMPORARIES. COUPON JOURNALISM. San Francisco Wave. . The abandonment on the part of the Call of the "coupon" and "fake" schemes so popular with our dailies, has resulted in a flood of editorial comment upon this style of journalism. The National Advertiser^ one of the brightest helps to «i advertiser published in America, had a good deal to say on this subject something over a year ago. So clearly is the case stated, that w^ venture to reproduce its editorial in fun for the benefit, in part, of advertisers who affect the great dalies. Several publishers who have not adopted the coupon plan as an adjunct to the usual methods of circulation, have recently indulged in adverse criticism of the plan. Notable among the strictures upon the scheme is a scathing article in a recent issue of the Cleve land Leader, in which the writer maintains that the coupon is a "fake," that its prime ob ject is not to swell circulation at all, but the plan is only a cover for a shopping enterprise and the safe of various trumpery to the readers of the paper for the profit there is in the busi ness: There is another phase of the matter which is quite as pertinent and worthy of the atten tion of both the publisher and the advertiser. Granting that the newspapers have gone into the scheme merely for the profit on the sale of the merchandise, we doubt if it is true, as the writer in the Leader claims, that any money can be made by the business, even if the margin is, a- he puts it, several hundred per cent upon the cost of the stuff sold. We believe that no one is making anything out of the business ex cept the persons engaged in furnishing the supplies. The craze has gone to such a length that publishers seem to have lost sight of the value of the space devoted to this purpose Take the picture schemes for example, and some high - class newspapers are giving the matter room to the ex tent of from fifty or sixty inches to an entire page. If a legitimate advertiser wanted this space it would cost anywhere from $50 to $500 per issue. Not only are the daily papers engaging in this business", but the craze has ex tended to the weeklies, where the goods must ( be' delivered by mail and postage must be added to first cost and expense of handling. Under these circumstances the profit is but 3 or 4 cents on each sale. It is contrary to all experi ence that the profits arising from a transaction of this caliber will pay for the space devoted to it. No advertiser paying for space at any cur rent rat* would think of taking . forty or fifty inches in some high-class medium where these -schemes appear upon such a margin. The end to which the business would arrive would be so patent as to ruin his credit. What is the legitimate conclusion to be ar rived at? Are the publishers of these papers asking rates from others which are too high, or are they going upon tha plan that space costs them nothing any way, and they are satisfied to take whatever they can get out of it? No matter from what standpoint the business is regarded it Is demoralizing upon the adver tising patronage of the paper. It was always undignified when considered as a means of in creasing circulation; in its bearing upon the advertising business it has become an abuse. JOURNALISM AND JUNK. San Francisco Argonaut, Mr. Charles M. Shortridge, the new editor and proprietor of the San Francisco Call, has taken a decisive step. He an nounces in a recent issue that "the coupon snap is a thing of the past, and that the Call is going out of the book business." If Mr. Shortridge adheres to his de termination the Call will be the only daily newspaper published in San Francisco ; the others will be a combination of journalism and junk. We hope that he will succeed in his new departure, and we think he will. He has already much improved the Call, and this change will give satisfaction to his readers. A newspaper which gives away ' fishing-tackle, jack-knives, toilet soap, baby-carriages, toothbrushes, bi cycles, umbrellas, kits of tools, cameras and chromos to induce people to buy it is not worthy of the name. A newspaper which interlards its news and editorial col umns with staring "coupons" entitling the bearer to buy a 10-cent photo for 15 cents is abdicating its functions. A newspaper which starts voting competitions for the most popular policeman or the most blood-thirsty burglar may be engaged in an elevated* calling, but "we ao not think it is. We congratulate Mr. Shortridge on his determination. We agree with him in thinking that the business of a newspaper publisher is to publish a newspaper. AN EXCELLENT SERVICE. Eureka Nerve. The Call has done the State an excel lent service in exposing the needless ex penditures for attaches of the Legislature. One of the weaknesses of party government is the mistake made by party organs in excusing and upholding the majority of .their own party in extravagance and wrong-doing. And one of the most damn ing propensities of our form of government is the disposition to gloss over or "white wash" infractions of economy and good government because of some local advan tage. The Call has dealt a blow at spoils in its own party, and deserves credit there for. And because the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary is the rep resentative of this county and "because sev eral Hnmboldters are -employed on that committee should be no apology for im posing 'on the State. Human nature is weak, we concede, but perverted public sentiment will make it weaker. The Re publican Legislature has made some bad blunders, the chief of which is the pen sioning of an army of useless attaches. SHOULD SUPPORT THE '-CALL." Modesto Banner. The Call's advocacy, and originator, of ' holding the Republican National Conven- I tion in San Francisco next year is com- ' mendable, and all who feel interested in the welfare of California and its future pros perity should lend their support to the Call efforts in that direction. Politics should cut no figure in the object to be attained— the holding of the convention in San Francisco. Republicans and Demo IN THE HANDBALL COURTS. Match for the Team Champion ship of the Coast Commenced. The Australian Champion De feated by Lawless and Hutchinson. All the handball courts were well pat ronized yesterday, and several interesting and exciting games were played. The principal attraction was at the Union court, where M. Dillon and Al Pennoyer played J. Harlow and R. Linehan of the San Francisco court the first three games for the team championship of the coast. It will be remembered that Harlow and Linehan defeated Donnelly and Bonnet at the Occi dental court and now hold the champion ship. Dillon and Pennoyer astonished everybody by winning three straights .with comparative ease. The next three games will be played at the San Francisco court next Sunday, and the final* at the Union court the following Sunday. Champion Jones of Australia, who is now manager of the San Francisco court, played J. Lawless and G. Hutchinson the best three out of five games and was de feated, to the great delight of his two op ponents. A return match will he played next Sunday. At the Occidental court J. C. Nealon and T. F. Bonnet defeated Champion P. T. Donnelly and John Condon by three games to two. Nealon and Donnelly then played Bonnet and Condon and won two games out of three. On Wednesday night Cham pion Riordan and John Purcell will play Nealon and Bonnet. ... / Following were the games played at the San Francisco court . yesterday : XV. Darin-- played J. Brown a "single-handed fame. They played the best three out of five 21 aces. Each won two games and the final They Commend the Complete Separation of Fakes and Junk From Journalism. 7 crats and Populists will all share alike the benefits that are sure to follow by having the national convention assemble in San Francisco. What harm, politically, could come from* holding the convention in San Francisco? None whatever, but on the contrary untold and inestimable benefits would result from a gathering together in San Francisco of the brains and wealth from all the States of the Union. Let us use every honorable means to get the Re publican National Convention here, and, if possible, the Democratic National Conven tion also. 7 7* USELESS ATTACHES. Humboldt Times. The Call of last Wednesday published I a complete list of the attaches of the Legis ! lature, and called attention to the fact that many of them are unnecessary. It appears | from the Call's investigations that there ; are many employes who have nothing to , do but draw their pay, and some of them I spend most of their time in San Francisco. | There should be no hesitation in getting rid of the useless attaches. Their reten i tion brings discredit upon the Legislature | as well as those employes who are honestly j earning their money. It is not satisfactory j to many people in this county to see so I much money paid to useless clerks and other attaches while a spasm of alleged re trenchment caused the defeat of the agri cultural appropriations. It appears that the whole question of legislative attaches needs attention, and there should be no delicacy in applying the pruning knife. A STATE PAPER. Corning Observer. The San Francisco Call is taking the lead as a State paper instead of filling its columns with harrowing accounts of crimes in the metropolis. It will study the interest of all parts of the State by copying from the country press everything that tends to advance any part of the State. In doing this the Call will cause a closer alliance between the country towns and the metropolis. It is the farmers and horti culturists who build up towns and the town merchants who build up the import ing and manufacturing cities. Let crops fail in the country, see how soon the whole sale houses in the metropolis are affected when the country stores cease to buy. We hail with pleasure the Call's new move to draw together more closely the country towns and the metropolis, and the whole State will be benefited by it. A MODEL DAILY PAPER. Commercial Traveller. Since Charles M. Shortridge has got con trol the Call has blossomed out into a model daily paper, giving the news in a clean yet attractive manner and avoiding all pernicious sensationalism. Without doubt it is the best daily paper on the Pa cific Coast to-day, and all good citizens should see to it that it is maintained in its present position. If the people will only give him half a chance Mr. Shortridge will make his paper invaluable to their inter ests. The proprietor of the Call is an old friend of the commercial travelers. The boys will not soon forget the royal way in which he entertained them on their visit to the Garden City a year or so ago. The travelers would do well in turn to bear in mind that no daily contains fuller and more accurate commercial news than does the Call. 7- JJ THE "CALL'S" EXPOSURE. Haywards Journal. The San Francisco Call's exposure of the reckless extravagance of the Legisla ture has created quite a hubbub among the honorable members, and each mem ber, each committee and each party is try ing to shift the responsibility for the use less waste of money in violation of the ante-election pledges of all members of all parties. The officers and employes of the Senate allowed by law. are nineteen, but the present Senate appointed 163. The pay of those allowed by law for the session would be $5940, while the cost of the others for the same time will be $44,100. In the Assembly just about the same state of af fairs exists, and it is not at all likely that any of the horde of clerks, secretaries and messengers will be discharged. LEGITIMATE JOURNALISM. Modesto Banner. The San Francisco Call has taken an other forward step in the direction of legitimate journalism. Henceforth it will eliminate, from its columns all lottery advertisements and lists of lottery drawings. Of all the frauds of the age in ■•sure-shot" gambling the lottery fraud is the Jumbo of them all, for it reaches all kinds and conditions of people, and under the alluring promise of prizes that never come, extracts the money from the pockets of its dupes, whose name is legion. We heartily indorse the course of the Call in this step toward clean journalism and trust that its laudable example will be followed by the other metropolitan papers and the i interior press. THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. • '■-' San Jose Herald. There appears to be little doubt that one or both of the great national conventions will be held in California if the politicians and the people of the State are in earnest game was won by Darius by the tollowine Ecore: 21— 12,. 18— 10-21,21—15,21—9. P. Barrett and H. Moffett played R. Shea and Jean Vogelsang.. Each side won a rub and the deciding game will be played next Sunday. P. Barrett and M. McDonald defeated J. Col lins and H. Moffett, two rubs, by the following score: First rub,2l— l6, 12—2*1,21—14 Sec ond rub, 21— 19— 21, 21— 10. H. Moffett and M. McDonald defeated J. Skelly and Jean Vogelsang by the following score : 21—17, 12—21, 21—19. J. Skelly and J. Norris defeated H. Moffett and M. McDonald by the following score : 21— 10, 19-21, 21-18. R. Shields and R. Shea played J. Skellv and M. McDonald, the best two out of three 21 aces. Each side won a game and the final was won by Skelly and McDonald by the score of 21—16,11—21,21—19. J. Jones, the Australian champion, played J. Lawless and G. Hutchinson. They played, the best 3 out of 5, 21 aces. Each side won two games, and the final game was won by Lawless and Hutchinson by the following score: J* Jones 16 19 21 21 13 Lawless and Hutchinson 21 21 12 18 21 Jones will give Lawless and Hutchinson a return match next Sunday. There was an exceptionally good attend ance at the Occidental court yesterday, when the following games were played: Matt Daley and Dan Sullivan defeated G. J. Lowe and C. Casey. Score: 24— 17, 12—21 21—19. ' . * Al Collins and J. Hurley defeated J. Sweeney and C. Buckley. Score: 19—21, 21—18, John Brannide and T.Clements defeated L. Kenney and P. 11. Goessel. . Score: 21—19, 18—21, 21—17. ' Al Hampton and J. Clemens defeated E. Ma loney and L. Kenney. Score: 21—18,18—21. 21—20. .*> ' ' J. C. Nealon and T. F. Bonnet defeated P. T. Donnelly and John Condon. Score: 21—15 13-21,16-21,21-17,21-19. ,' Then Nealon and Donnelly defeated Bonnet and Condon. Score: 21—15, 13—21, 21—19. XV. Irwin and W. Collins defeated Al Collins and B. Clements. Score: 21—16, 18—21. 19-21,21-17,21-12. ' ' Next Wednesday night will be ladies' night, when John Riordan, champion of the Pacific Coast, and John Purcell will play J. <*. Nealon and T. F. Bonnet the best three out of five. At the Union court the' following games were played :;. . Terry McMarius and Professor ' Lynch de feated C. Johnson and H. Batzener by the fol lowing score: 21—14,16—21,21—19. James Nelson and J. Williams against James THE MOiilSixSiJr CALL, SAN iTKAiN CISCO, MONDAY, MAItCH 4, 1895. The New " Call's "Straightforward Course Is Heartily Indorsed. in their efforts for that purpose. No na tional convention has been held on the Pacific Coast, and many of the leading men of both parties know nothing of the wishes or the needs of the people nere, and will never know unless they come and see for themselves. This is a great empire, essen tially different in many respects from the States on the other side of the mountains, and the men who govern the country ought to know something about it. IN THE SWIM TO STAY. Mohnerville Gazette. Of course you read and make much of the Daily Morning Call. Hasn't it brightened up wonderfully since Editor Shortridge took the helm. It gains new praise and new readers here with each suc ceeding number, and at the present rate of advance in merit it will soon brush by the would-be monarch and its sensational morning neighbor. The Call is in the swim to stay, and I think I can see what its awakened course under the new admin istration portends. The Call always was clean and honest and it will continue to be. Its policy and course is controlled by a printer-editor, a born newspaper man. THE "CALLS" GOOD WORK. Napa Register. The Call publishes the names and sala ries of Senate and Assembly attaches. The statement is startling. It shows that the legislative arm has been thrust into the treasury up to the elbow and kept there in maintaining a horde of useless clerks, as sistant clerks, sergeant-at-arms, etc. Some men are paid a maximum price for a mini mum service and others are paid the same for no service at all. Retrenchment is treated as a thing good for other people, but something not to be thought of when applied to the legislators themselves. There may be pleasure in the sowing, but there will be pain in the reaping. IN THE FRONT RANK. Nevada City Transcript. The changes and improvements made in the San Francisco Call since Charles M. Shortridge became proprietor have been of such a character as to bring the Call into the front rank of metropolitan journals, and it is now the peer of any paper pub lished in the city. The special features that have for years made the Call a favor ite with its many readers have been pre served and many new and pleasing features added, so that it is now one of the best ed ited and brightest papers on the coast. IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Tracy Times.. The Call of San Francisco has an nounced that its "Cheap John bookstore has closed." In other words, it has deter mined to quit the coupon business. This is a step in the right direction. A news paper is to give the news and when it is not worth the price asked for it it should either reduce its price or quit the business. The Call under the new management is fast taking the lead. It is fearless and bold and gives the news without being "whitewashed." THE COUPON HUMBUG. Alameda Encinal. Editor Shortridge, the new owner of the San Francisco Call, repudiates, as we did from its inception, the coupon humbug which so many papers have worked to death, and pronounces it a disgrace to journalism. His reasons are so cogent that lots of people will agree with him. Under the pretense of favoring their readers the papers have been making money out of the coupon racket, and, as we long ago re marked, are tacitly admitting that' their papers are not worth the price asked for them. NEXT YEAR'S CONVENTION. Auburn Argus. The San Francisco Call . has taken the lead in the movement to secure the hold ing of the next National Republican con vention in that city. It may seem early, but we must remember that in a trifle over over a. year that convention will probably be held." For some days the Call has been publishing dispatches from representative statesmen in Washington, all seeming to be friendly to the claim of San Francisco as the convention city for the campaign of 1896. - A MERITORIOUS WORK. Angels Herald. The San Francisco Call, under the new regime, has decided to go out of the fake business. Its first venture was the abol ishment of the coupon plan for the sale of cheap novels, and now it positively refuses to publish lottery anvertisements or the list of lottery drawings. If tbe Call can succeed in convincing the thousands upon thousands of people who monthly con tribute to the lottery business that it is a fake, it will have accomplished a great and meritorious work. " .7:7 Wren and Austin Hendy. Tbe game and rub ■were won by the latter team. Score, 21— 11, 13—21,21—18. Terry McManus and P. Barrett defeated 11. Moflltt and J. Norris. Score, 21—10, 12—21, 21—20. _ 7*7-"77 C. Hurley and W. H. Young defeated W. Kehoe and C. Cathcart by the following score: 21—9,11—21,21—15. .-..•-.■ J. McEvely and .I.Quinn against J. Wilson and J. Maloney. The game and rub were won by the latter team. Score, 21—11, 12—21, 2*1—19. * T. Ratchford and J. McManus of Oakland de feated XV. McManus and J. Rown. Score, 21— 13, 15—21.21—19. • -in .■■;.--. v. J. J. McGouigle and J. O'Leary defeated O. Doherty and W. Hahniford. Score, 21—14, 17—21,21—19. The event of the day was for the amateur championship, four handed, between M. Dillon and Al Pennoyer of the Union court and K. Linehan and J. Harlow of the San Francisco court. Dillon and Pennoyer won three straight games by the following score: Dillon and Pennoyer 21 21 21 Linelianaiid Harlow 13 12 15 This was the first series. The second will be at the San Francisco court next Sunday. 7 :■ . - . YACHTSMEN AT SAUSALITO. Active Preparations Being Made for the Coming Season of *' '95." The Pacific Yacht Club is blossoming out this year. The new officers are out to make a record for themselves. Yesterday a meeting of the directors j was held at the clubhouse at Sausalito, where the situation was freely discussed. The first of the club's improvement has taken place in the hiring of a gardener, who will always be on the club grounds. Then the club will meet every boat of the ferry with ; a launch to take members and their friends to the clubhouse. On Sundays,' and probably not a few S aturdays, there will be music at the club house. In conjunction with this will come a billiard-room and bowling-alley. So the outlook for pleasure of \ the non yacht owning members is most promising. : The interest of the fleet will be taken care of by Commodore Caduc. He has the promise of fourteen yacht-owners to join the cruise to Santa Cruz over the Fourth of July. Commodore Bruce of the Calitornias Editors of the Interior Are Unanimous in Recognizing Its Qualities as a Newspaper and Agree That It Is Setting the Pace for the Whole Coast. A DECIDED IMPROVEMENT. - -, ■, - ■ -.•■..- . Angels Camp Echo. We are in receipt of the Weekly Call as published under the new management of C. M. Shortridge, and compared it with an issue of the past, and are free to say that there is a decided improvement, typo graphically as well as editorially. It shows that there' are men of superior ability at the helm. That the Call is destined to march to the front as the leading journal there is every probability, if it continues to keep up its present able effort. VASTLY IMPROVED. ? Chico Chronicle. The determined manner in which Charles M. Shortridge is putting the San Fran cisco Call to the front is meeting with universal commendation. He seems to realize that there is a large class of people who desire faithful news, unadulterated and uncolored, and he is evidently striving to command that field. Under his man agement the Call, both Weekly and Daily, is vastly improved and bears the stamp of Shortridge's progressive ideas. CORRECT AS USUAL. Pomeroy Independent. The San Francisco Call is correct in its antagonism to the bill now before the Cali fornia Legislature to pension retired teach ers. We cannot see why they should be made a privileged class when they get better wages than most other people. There is too much of a spirit in the bill to fasten a horde of teachers on the taxpayers. Let teachers take their chances with other people, which all worthy the name are willing to do. SETTING THE PACE. Stockton Mail. The Call seems to be setting the pace for its San Francisco newspaper rivals. The improvement that has taken place under its new management is little short of the marvelous. Its new service, local and telegraphic, is all that a metropolitan paper's should be and its illustrations are superior to those published in the other newspapers of the Bay City. It is to be hoped that it is meeting with the substan tial appreciation it deserves.. THE PREDICTION WAS VERIFIED. Alameda Telegram. The Telegram . predicted that when Charles M. Shortridge became the editor and proprietor of the San Francisco Call that paper would be second to none in importance in the State. That prediction came true much earlier than we antici pated. Under the management of Editor Shortridge the Call is an up-to-date news paper, and a tidal wave of popularity will undoubtedly be the result of his untiring energy. ..-m. IN THE PROCESSION. Fresno Republican. The weekly San Francisco Call shows the effect of an injection of new blood as much as does the daily edition of that re vised newspaper, The difference between the old and new weeklies is noticeable at a glance r it is a sort of a case of "before and after taking." Not only is the weekly pa per now larger than it was, but the matter it contains is much better selected and con sequently more readable. All around, the Call now is "in the procession." THE LEADING COAST PAPER. Guinda Index. The San Francisco Call has been show ing up the un journalistic methods pursued by many papers to get subscribers by all sorts of premiums and illegitimate means. The Call says a paper should be worth its subscription price. Many of these offer ings are money - making schemes. The Call is an honorably conducted paper, and, taken all in all, is the leading coast paper to-day. We respect it. It has done great good recently. Aid it. A SHINING MARK. Oakland Enquirer. In announcing that it will not print lot tery advertisements, either disguised or undisguised v the San Francisco Call has mac c a shining mark. By their evasion of the law prohibiting these advertisements, in speaking of the event yesterday pro posed a novel feature, which was that* the yachts should start at midnight on July 1. He thought this would give the race an air of mystery, as the yachtsmen would be un able to know how they stood in position as regards the other crafts until morning, when they are sure to ba near the finishing point. " ' . 7*t ■-.' ■ Commodore Caduc launched his yacht, the Annie, from the drydock on Saturday and she will shortly be anchored off Sau salito. » _.__.__. The directors of the San Francisco Yacht Club have appointed the following com mittees for 1895: Matthew Turner, H. H. James and I. Gutte, regatta committee; E. C. Bartlett, V. P. Buckley and C. C. Bruce, house committee. The opening day of this club will take place on a Saturday, when in the after noon there will be a spread at the club house. The next day (Sunday) the first of the open regattas will take place. A contract has been let by the club to have the street in front of the clubhouse put in perfect order. Th*. Corinthian Yacht Club will return this year to the old form of opening day by entertaining ' the ladies in the afternoon and a low jinks in the evening. ' The Californias will start in shortly to make extensive improvements in their clubhouse so that it will be homelike for the Owl Club contingent. ** The annual meeting of the Encinal Boat Club takes place this month. The general opinion of the members is that Commodore Leonard will be asked to still continue his good work in commanding the fleet. , The Thelma, one of the new cracks lately launched, has been out cruising the last two Sundays. From what has been seen of her sailing qualities it is thought that she will come.. up to her owner's expecta tions. At present she seems very tender and falls off from the wind in very bad form. - , -, >_.*'_ The Chispa was afloat yesterday with Fred Ames, the old captain of the Elia, as guest. ' , ' A ' number of London streets are more popular on one side than on the other, and the rates of rent differ proportionately. some of the other daily papers have done what ought to be regarded as a serious scandal. The Enquirer has refused all lot tery advertisements for five years, and it is glad to be joined by the Call. ORIGINAL AND BOLD. Alameda Argus. The Call is breaking loose from a great many traditions. It is adopting the rule of having a good reason for doing things, and not being satisfied to do them in a cer tain way because they have always been done that way. Its original and bold course will tell, too, if it will be steadfast to the people's interest and rise above the petty jealousies that have always inspired the San Francisco journals. GREATLY IMPROVED. Pacific Coast Endeavorcr. The Morning Call of San Francisco has greatly improved under its new manage ment. The prominent headlines give a good resume of the news of the world. In a wise editorial it was announced that public news would be given, instead of coupons, to increase circulation. The paper does not publish advertisements of the lottery companies and is thereby law abiding. A TENACIOUS COMPETITOR. Weaverville Journal. . The San Francisco Call, which was re cently bought by Charles M. Shortridge of the San Jose Mercury, shows a decided mark of improvement. Shortridge is a man adapted by nature for the manage ment of a great daily newspaper, and tlie Chronicle and Examiner will now have to look to their laurels, as they will find in the new Call a tenacious competitor. ONE OF THE "CALL'S" REPORTERS. Tuolumne Independent. The Sacramento correspondent of the San Francisco Call is an observing re porter and makes hits in a very quiet style. In the Assembly Mr. Dyer, in his address, told of a "widow woman," etc. The reporter simply put quotation marks to these two words and went right along with his report. The speaker made no allusion to a widow man. IN STRIKING CONTRAST. JJownieville Messenger. The Morning Call under its new man agement is rapidly filling a long felt want in daily journalism. With a desire to avoid sensationalism in giving the news, it stands in striking contrast with some of its contemporaries in San Francisco. We ex tend to the paper our congratulations and predict for it a bright and prosperous fu ture. CHE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Ventura Press. There is a prospect of the next National Republican convention being held in San Francisco. The Call of that city will head a list with a $5000 subscription to defray the expenses in case the Republicans should decide on the metropolis of the coast as a fitting place to name the next President of our country. THOUSANDS "WOULD BE SAVED. Chico Enterprise. The Red Bluff Sentinel says the San Francisco Call has declared war on lotteries and will publish no advertisements refer ring in any way to a lottery. If every newspaper in California would do likewise the business would not thrive and hundreds of thousands of dollars would be saved to the people of the State every year. THE "CALL'S" BLOW. San Francisco Butchers' Gazette. The new Call has raised the tone of newspaperdom in this city by abandoning and denouncing the coupon, fake. The so called gifts that the Examiner is advertis ing are the last that it will offer. The Call's blow has made that business dis creditable. CHEEKING WORDS. Plumas National. The Call says: "The revival of the min ing industries of the State brings back something of the glow of the old times that were good times." Those are cheer ing words from our metropolitan contem porary which, under the old management, was not very favorable to the mining in dustry. WONDERFULLY BRIGHTENED. San Jacinto Register. The San Francisco Call is wonderfully brightened under its new management. IS WORKING HARD. Gridley Herald. The Call is working hard to have the next Republican and Democratic national BEAL ESTATE TBAHSAOTIONS. Angelo, Assunta, Giacomo and Maria Delmontp to Lauritz Chrlstensen, lot on X line of Villein street, 159:6 W of Polk! XV 25 by N 122*6* *10 Isaac Hutton to C. L. Dingley jr., lot on 8 line of 137*6*Y10 W ° ' Buchanan > W23by 8 Christian and Clara Hartman to Jennie Breen, W $ by l^!^ 81^' 71 :1 ° W°* Buchanan; M. J. Feely to James W. Smith, lot on N line of ?•_*s-, -"J?.; 1 ' 106:3 X of Devisadero, E 25 by 137:6; $10. George and Emma Stierlen to Kenneth C. Rick 25byE 0 9 n 6ao4 e : °slo yon Street ™* ° Fult ° ' S a Benjamin Romaine to Nicholas T. Romaine, lot 2 § V.', 1 - of c i* son street * 88 Eof Walnut, E 27:6 by S 12 1 :8 ; 1 0. • Horace C. Mercer to Mabel ß. Stonebcrger, lot £.! _! bne of Jackson street, 195:3 XV of Spruce, W 50 by 127:8l/i, subject to mortgage: $10. Sarah J. Tripp to Alexander Gutman, lot on S 25 b *°s 90^' e '_lo" firSt Btret!t ' 66:8 X °* Bartlett * X John W. kehoe (by H. .C. Campbell and T. B. Kent, trustees) to San Francisco Savings Union, 1484 d 214, lot on S line of Seventeenth street, 163 W of Guerrero, VV 45 by S 243, trustees' deed ; $6835. !*..-■•: ' William J. Regan to Maria R. Regan, lot on VV line of Montgomery street, 34 :4y Not Sutter, N 68:9 by W 66; $30,000. Sharon Estate Company to Harriet McCarthy, lot on SE corner of Ellis and Mason streets, E 87:6 by 100: $100. ....'■ Edward E. Eyre to Mary T. Eyre, lot on S line of Sutter street, 50 XV of Leavenworth, W 50 by S 137:6, E 100, N 8:6, W 50, N 129 ; gift. Donald Patton to Fannie E. Patton, commencing at a point 73:11 V 8 N of Clay street and 215:7 W of Hyde, N 38:6%, W 57:61/4, S 31 :93a, E 42:0%, S 6:07/,,, 17 -iS/i? $10. '* ™' Timothy and Mary Dunn to Mary E. Dunn, lot on SE line of Jessie street, 312:6 NE of Fifth, NE 25 by SE 70; also lot on SW line of Louisa street, 117 :6 SW of Volney alley, SW 20 by NW 70 ; also lot on N corner of Louisa alley and Louisa street. NE2ObyNW7O; gift. Elmer and Jeanette A. Howell to William K. and Jeanette Casement, lot on E line of York street, 192 N of Twentieth, N 25 by E 100: $10. Alfred Borel to Hugh McCallum, and 394, lot on W line of Kentucky street. 300 S of Sierra, W 191.73. NW 9:5. 8 85:814, S 69 deg. 16 mm., 143.60, NE 27.6, SE 60, NE 25:934, N 119:5%, quitclaim deed : $5. .-".". George and Ellen Milan to nermann Rosenberg, lot on N line of Point Lobos avenue, 32:6 E of Sec ond avenue, E 25 by N 100: $10. Kate Morrison to John T. Cuney, lot on S line of T street, 32 XV of Forty-fourth avenue, W 25 by a 100; $10. Thomas H. Lindsay to Charles H. Ford, lot on E line of Thirty-ninth avenue, 125 S of T street, S 50 by E 120; $10. . . < Jacob and Lina Heyman to Hattie H. Baggs, lot on E line of Thirty-fourth avenue, 275 8 of TJ street, S 60 by E 120; also lot on XV line of Thirty conventions held in San Francisco. Both State Central committees and a number of the members of the national committees have expressed themselves in favor of hold ing them at that place. ONE OF THE BEST. Santa Rosa Democrat. When the Call, one of the best papers in the United States, and an avowed Re publican paper, turns its guns on a Repub lican Legislature there must be something wrong with the Legislature. WORKING HARD. Gridley Herald. The Call is working hard to have , the next Republican and Democratic national conventions held in San Francisco. Both State central committees and a number of the members of the national committees have expressed themselves in favor of holding them at that place. ./:. •.. WILL DO GOOD. San Francisco Butchers' Gazette. Mr. Shortridge's efforts to get the next National Republican Convention to meet in San Francisco will do good even if the committee does not so order it. But we hope and believe the convention will come to this city. ONE OF THE LEADERS. Sutler Creek Record. The San Francisco Call is one of the leading newspapers on the Pacific Coast. Since Charles M. Shortridge has taken charge of this journal several new fea tures have been added, and the general tone of the paper has been greatly im proved. BEFORE AND AFTER. Los Angeles Hotel Gazette. We have lately had an opportunity of observing the style and makeup of the San Francisco Call, both "before" and "after" taking on the new management, and are pleased to note an "improvement" all along the line. The Shortridge medicine acts well. 7 HAD BETTER APOLOGIZE. Public Opinion. The rehabilitated Call his a chase after it, and it will be a short race. But two newspapers ever paid damages in this city, and the plaintiffs never came on top again. Poor Chase was ill advised; he had better apologize to the Call, as he has no stand ing. A COMPLETE NEWSPAPER. Oakland Times. The Morning Call is just now a most complete, artistic and attractive • news paper. The Examiner, in Itself a fine paper, will have to take in its pictorial sign as "monarch of the dailies." It does not reign absolute and supreme any longer. THE LEADING FAMILY WEEKLY. Fresno County Enterprise. The improvement in the Call under the new management is not more noticeable in the daily than in the weekly. The new Call promises to become the leading fam ily weekly of the State. We congratulate the management on its success. GOOD JOURNALISM. Merced Star. Charles Shortridge has discontinued the coupon humbug in the Call, and while he runs that journal there will be no more lottery advertisements in its columns. All of which is in the interest of good journal ism. A SENSIBLE [ VIEW. . Santa Clara Journal. The San Francisco Call announces that it will dispense with the. coupon and pre mium scheme, depending for subscribers on the value of the Call as a newspaper. This is a sensible view to take of it. A. WONDERFULLY GOOD PAPER. Guadalupe Reporter. The Call is fast becoming the leading Republican daily of this coast. Charles M. Shortridge, the new proprietor, is making it a wonderfully good paper. He is a far seeing, intelligent business man. A BOON TO THE STATE. Adin Argus. The Call is making a hard pull to have the next Republican national convention held in San Francisco. It would be a boon to the State, for the most influential men always attend these conventions. EQUAL TO ANY. Neicman Tribune. ; :., 7 • The San Francisco Weekly Call has been enlarged and greatly improved by its new proprietor. In point of merit it is now equal to any weekly newspaper in the country. third avenue, 150 S of U street, S 25 by W 120; $10. \ = i .'.' V: . •' ALAMEDA COUNTY. Hiram Tuoos of Oakland to Emma M. Webber (wife of W. B.), lot on NW line of Ninth avenue, 100 NE of East Twenty-first street. NE 50 by W 125, being portion of double block' 132, Clinton, to correct 322 d 132, East Oakland; $10. Campbell Investment Company (a corporation) to Anna M. Burton, lot on S line of East Twentv fifth street. 350 XV of Nineteenth aveuue, S 280, XV to 8 line of Glen avenue, E to E line of Twenty fifth street, thence E to beginning, being block 80, Highland Park, quitclaim deed, East Oakland; George and Stella M. Levlnson to Percy G. Betts, lot on E line of Josephine street, 320 S of Gilman, 8 40 by E 135, being lot 9, block A, Levinson Tract. Berkeley; $5. Same to A. E. McClellan, lot on E line of Jose pine street, 360 8 of Gilman, S 40 by E 135, lot 10, block A, resubdlvision of blocks 3 and 4, Jose Domingo Tract, Berkeley ; $5. E. L. and Nellie A. W'yckoff to Margaret E. Wyckoff of Alameda, lot on S line of Fair-view street, 311 :6 XV of Adeline, XV 50 by S 130, being I lot 7, block 2, Central Park at Alcatraz station, Berkeley ; $1. .-.;•«. Annie G. Flint of San Francisco to Martha M. ; Flint of San Francisco, lot on NE corner of Mark and Russ streets, E 135 by N 360, lots 6, 7 and | 10, block 6, property of J. Kearney, Berkeley: 9 10. L zzie E. Peterson (by A. J. Rosboroug'h, Tax Collector) to E. A. Haines, lot 10 in XV one-Half of block 1-152, lands adjacent to Encinal, Alameda; E. A. and Martha J. Haines of Alameda to Lizzie E. Patterson (wife of J. R.) of Alameda, lot on H line of Alameda avenue, 400 E of Chestnut, E 50 by S 150, being lot 10 in W one-half of block F, lands adjacent to Enclnal, quitclaim deed, Alameda ; . Helen 5 e **, S n of Alvarado to Theresa Perslco (wire of N.) lot 2, map of Roberts Addition to town of Irvington, Washington Township; $400. t_S, -*£? s ,£ n £ aX of San Francisco to B. XV. and Belle W. Johnson, lot 2, block G, new. map of Oakla^d-^SOO ad - oln - n X Highland Park, East J. B. and Ann E. Smith to H. 8. Smith, lot on NE corner of East Eighth street, 150 NW of Fifth SUkUn-l^W yNE 65, b ' oCl£ *' Clinton, East Horace' and Esther J. Gnshee to Ellen S.Morse (wifeof R. A.)of Berkeley, lot on S line of Ban- S?2?2r 2 *"?; 56 5. of Shattuck avenue, XV. 37:6 Berkeley ;-Slt)0 n "* blOCk *** Barber TraCt ' w O-^-? 11 **^-**-!*-.?* Robinson of Alameda to F. W. G. Moebus of Alameda, lot oji S line of Clinton Alameda* $10 ° f WU1 ° W Btreet ' Esoby B * 02 ' 80 ' ... Builders' Contraots. _ i Peter Gumm with Robert Trost, to build a two story frame building and barn on SE corner of Twenty-fourth and Sanchez streets; $1828. R. H. Floyd with R. Doyle <S_ Son, to build a one i story frame building on NW corner of Polk street I and Elm avenue; $3280. ■ , • ■* ;T " THE BEST IN EVERY RESPECT. Tuolumne Independent. The San Francisco Call has rapidly ad vanced to be decidedly the best newspaper in every resnect on the Pacific Coast. It must already worry its sensational rivals in bedrock news, for within two days this week it has made two big illustrated news 'scoops." LONG STRIDES FORWARD. Heaidsburg Enterprise. Since Shortridge took charge of the Call it has taken long strides forward. It is by long odds the handsomest paper in the Bay City and has all the news. Success to the Call. 77 AN ENTERPRISING EFFORT. Santa Rosa Republican. The San Francisco Call is making a very enterprising effort to boom San Francisco as the place for holding the next Republi can national convention. EASILY IN THE LEAD. Salinas Democrat. Under the management of its present proprietor, Charles M. Shortridge, the Call will reassume its old time prestige of being easily in the lead of all the San Francisco dailies. ENTITLED TO CREDIT. Lodi Sentinel. The San- Francisco Call is entitled to great credit for the bold, fearless and mas terly way in which it is exposing the use less* extravagance of the Legislature. BEST ON THE COAST. San Jacinto Register. The San Francisco 'Call is a charmer. Under its new management it is now un doubtedly the. best morning paper on the Pacific Coast and i 3 still improving. THE PREVAILING OPINION. Napa Journal. The San Francisco Call says: "There is abundant room for legislative investiga tion in the Legislature itself." That ap pears to be the prevailing opinion. IT FAIRLY SPARKLES. Escondtdo Times. The San Francisco Call, under its new management, is giving its 'steemed con temporaries a hard rub. The Call fairly sparkles with brightness and news. IMPOVED FROM THE START. Oakland Times. The San Francisco Call, under its new management, has improved from the very start. Change is the order of events, and sometimes very beneficial. CLEAN AND ENTERPRISING. Pacific Calendar. The Call is a clean and enterprising journal and is working hard for the next convention. It should receive the support of good citizens. PLEASANT TO LISTEN TO, Sausalito News. The optimistic cooing of our esteemed contemporary, the San Francisco Call, is like the carol of birds in spring time. This sweet music is pleasant to listen to. THE "CALL'S" NEW DRESS. Gilroy Gazette. Shortridge is a beau ideal newspaper man and under his management the Call in its new dress is much improved. More power to you yet, Charlie. " ..'• .; ;; STIRRED THEM UP. Marysville Appeal. The high tension of the newspaper world in San Francisco is to be accounted for in no other way than that Shortridge has stirred the boys up a bit. IN POPULAR FAVOR. Fortuna Advance. Under its new management the San Francisco Call is taking the lead in popu lar favor in the Fortuna section a -small portion of California. HIGHER THAN ANY. Coast Advocate. The San Francisco Call is a complete daily newspaper, and for a family journal ranks Higher than any other on the coast. GOOD WORDS. Alameda Telegram. Editor Shortridge is in much favor with the interior editors. They all have a good word to say for him and the new Call. MAKES CENTER SHOTS. ■ Pacific Methodist Advocate. The paragrapher of the Morning Call under its new regime makes center shots. AGAINST THE LAW. Merced Sun. Of course it is wrong to advertise lotter iesin fact, it is against the law to do so. REJUVENATED AND IMPROVED. 77- Georgetown Gazette. The Call is rejuvenated, improved and reliable. 7;.' Mary Kipp with C. W. Duffle, to build a three story building on E line of Castro street, 100 8 of Eighteenth; $3600. HOTEL ABBIYALS. PALACE HOTEL. F P Pierce, Oakland T steel, Portland H Herr, NY M Meyberg, Los Angeles H H Cullom, NY J II Wlnchell, Boston N Curtis, Salt Lake J T Fnrnald, Boston D T Davles, Cal . B A Lippincott &w,N* V L Webb, Ohio Major A E Bates, USA H Eckert <fe w, Pa HA Frambach.Wis Mrs E Heron, NY G W Bramhall, Japan Miss J Heron, N V J XV Copemann, N V • iss M Heron, NY F"L Ponnser, N V Miss ( . Boiler, NY L XV Wolcott, Mich G Coblins, NY E Kellev, N V J Tuteur, Cleveland ' E LGru'eby <__ w, Mas« C C Harding, Pasadena T Hopkins. Menlo Park Miss M Oliver, Boston Miss L Hopkins, Menlo Miss C M inter, Denver Mrs T Hopkins «fc md, B M Desenbery, Mich Menlo Park C Holcombe, N V " Miss R E Williams, Cal H V Reardon; Oroville J M Barney <__ w, Cal A D Moore <fe w, Oroville JII Flickinger, San Jose Miss M L Moore, Oroville T Clifton & valet, London Miss D H Moore.Oroville J M Betts, Mexico NEW WESTERN HOTEL. J Wlsivom, San Mateo A E Johnson, Cal City P Reed, Martinez J D Schmidt <fe w, Vallejo J F Flint. Los Angeles T Pattlsher, lowa F J Lamoreaux, Presidio G Applegrer, lowa C H Fisher, ("omptou T Hanson, lowa M C Hailey, Fresno G Moore, Oakland T B White, New Orleans M J Conlon, Omaha L Mackey, Tulare ¥ !' Milroy, Castro ville E Jones, Ocean View B O'Brien, Jackson R McMillan, Santa Rosa L O McPherson, Cal T J McElroy.Gren Ellen J I. Oliver, Ca] T Phillips,. Fresno Miss J Smith, San Jose J B Ellis, Fresno T McFarland. San Jose L J Thompson, Fresno Jls Lynch, San Jose M D Maloney, Watsonvle R Gllleran, Redwood City Sanborn, \ ail & Co. have just received a shipment of valises, pocketbooks and other plain and silver mounted leather goods for the spring trade. Prices reasonable on everything.* Found Dead in Bed. Mrs. Jaclnta Abalos, a Mexican woman aged 38 years, was found dead in her bed yesterday afternoon at 449 Broadway. The cause of death was consumption. The body was taken to the Morgue, to be buried at the city's ex pense. Whooping-cough, croup and hoarseness are efficaciously treated by Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant It removes difficulty of breathing and oppression in the throat and lungs, promotes the ejection of mucus and subdues the violence of these com plaints at the outset. . "