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CITY MANAGER PLAN SUCCESS
San Jose Executive Tells Common
wealth Club He Is Well Pleased
With the Experiment.
"San Jose is a bully city and being
manager of it Is a bully job." said
Thomas Harrison Reed, city manager
of San Jose at the conclusion o' his
address to the members of the Com
monwealth club at one of the club's
.weekly luncheons at the Palace hotel.
His topic was, "Eight Months as a
Reed said his experience has con
vinced him that the city manager ex
periment is a success. He said San
Jose was handicapped for money on
account of a dollar limit tax and be
cause 15 cents of the dollar went for
"You must look for economy of ex
penditure of a limited income," said
he. "If he can take a little and make
it go a long way and do more than
before, I think we are entitled to suc
cess. The plan is right and reasona
ble, and if it ls not a success it will
be due to personal defects in the man
Reed explained in detail his work
of reorganization of the different city
departments. He said he removed the
chief of police because the chief "did
not co-operate and was not responsive
to the new standard required, which
was efficiency only."
He said when he became city man
ager. San Jose was suffering from the
"Inefficiency, slovenliness and care
les" administration of the old system,"
wherein the "give and take" of pol
itics was the standard. Now, Reed
says, he doesn't care if a policeman,
fireman or employee of the department
of public works is a Democrat or a
Republican, and ls not interested in
his origin, creed or affiliations pro
vided he ls efficient. He said being a
city manager exposed one to criticism
and made it necessary to fight not
only enemies but also friends, never
theless he "liked tho job" and was
proud of the way things were pro
INFLUENCE OF REALTY MEN
Dealer's Point of View May Be of
Much Benefit to City or Town,
According to an Expert.
nenry Turnor Railoy, dean of the
Cleveland School of Art, aroused wide
comment by a recent addivss before
tho Cleveland real estate board. On
some architectural oddities-which ho
named-his comment was caustic, nis
sn.:?rostions were constructive as well
as critical. Excerpts from the talk
"The real estate man's influence
upon the city's future Is immense.
Whether that influence is good or bad
depends upon the real estate man's
point of view.
"If he has n narrowly selfish ideal he
will crowd his land with shacks, put
up by the cheapest builder he can find,
thus adding to the tidiness of the city
and Its dangers, physical and moral.
Or, he will build apartment houses
with no architectural beauty, and still
further handicap the future. Jacob
Rlis used to say that his long experi
ence had led him to tho point where
he ejuld affirm with positive assur
ance, 'Thus saith the Lord, thou shalt
have but one family under one roof.' "
To Moisture-Proof Brick Walls.
The following conting for rough
brick walls is used by tne United
States government for painting light
houses, and it effectually prevents
moisture from striking through:
Take of fresh Rosendale cement,
three parts, and of clean, fine s;md,
one part; mix with fresh water thor
oughly. This gives a gniy or granite
color, dark or light, according to the
color of tho cement. If brick color is
desired, add enough Venetian red to
the mixture to produce the color. If
a very light color is desired, lime may
be used with the cement and sand.
Care must be taken to have all the in
gredients well mixed together. In apply
ing the wash, the wall must be wet with
clean fresh water; then follow imme
diately with the cement wash. This
prevents the bricks from absorbing the
water from the wash too rapidly, and
gives time for the cement to set. The
wash must be well stirred during the
application. The mixture is to be
made as thick as can be applied con
veniently with a whitewash brush. It
is admirably suited for brickwork,
fences, etc., but it cannot be used to
advantage over paint whitewash.
True Child of the Wild.
Summer or winter there is no mis
taking the arboreal individuality, the
unique personality of lady beech. Her
very independence and originality have
generally excluded her from parks and
improved estates and all places where
nature is bent and broken by the two
by-four rules of art and artificiality.
She is a true child of the wild. Given
her own way she is one of the best
of friends. At all seasons she invites
amicable intimacy-and rewards all her
woodland acquaintances. But best of
all Is her winter mood, when almost
alone among the syhan sisterhood she
stands clad and seemly, with summer's
voice lingering In her boughs and
warm kindliness sounding in the music
of her crinkled bangles.-Exchange.
By ETHEL HOLMES
(Copyright, 1917, "Western Newercptr Unie;
Judge Weatherly of the crimiu
court having finished his day's wo
sat in his privare otlice smoking a <
gar, as was his invariable custom ?
ter holding court, when there was
ring at the telephone. Taking up ti
receiver he recognized his wife's voie
"Come home at once. Somethii
"What has happened?"
"Ella has been arrested for theil
Without stopping for an explanath
the judge hurried home, to find a p
liceman awaiting his arrival. Mi
Weatherly was all of a tremor, whi
Ella, the daughter, sat in a sort i
"What's this all about?" the judi
"Your Honor," said the policema
"a brooch has been missing from tl
jewelry store of Larkins and Swil
I was ordered to come here and mal
a search of the room of the your
lady. I found the brooch in one i
her bureau drawers. Here it is."
(' The policeman produced a lady
watch, it's case studded with jewel
"Why, that's one of the watches
he sold. "I looked at tu Larkins ar
Swift'.- store not long ago, when I wi
hunting for a birthday gift for Ell
I was tempted to buy it, but the pri<
was very high and I bought, one i
"Likely you can explain the matti
to the court," said the policeman.
"Give- me time to think," said Judj
The policeman gave him the desire
time, but it availed nothing ; he was i
much in the dark at the end of half a
hour as before. A cabman was calle
j and the judge, his daughter and th
j policeman, went to the station. Thei
! the judge gave bail for the uccuse
! girl, and father and daughter rod
That his daughter was guilty of in
theft charged never entered th
judge's mind. Some person or pei
] sons had conspired to injure her c
: more likely him. He was constant 1
receiving threats from criminals h
sentenced, but thus far none had mat?
riallzcd. He finally settled down t
the opinion that a hardened crimina
to whom be had g'.ven the extrem
I penalty of the law itwtl who had threat
cried to bo even with 1dm in time, ha
been the perpetrator of the outrage.
That afternoon a message came- t
the judge that Mr. Larkins o?' Larkin
i and Swift, would like to see him a
j his store. Judge Weatherly hurried t<
j the store and was invited into the prl
vate otiice of the head of the firm. Mi
Larkins then handed him a letter re
ceived during the day. lt read:
"I see by tile papers that a daughte:
of Judge Weatherly of the crimina
court has been arrested Cor the thef
of your goods. This Is tho judge, '.
[ believe, who sentences people on films:
circumstantial evidente. Not long agc
he sentenced Ralph Edmonds to tin
penitentiary for ten years on the ev<
of his wedding. If Judge Weatherly
will secure Edmonds' liberty tin; find
lng of a watch in his daughter's pos
session will be explained."
The letter was typewritten nnc
without signature. At first though
the judge fancied it might be used as
evidence to secure his daughter's tic
quittai, but it soon occurred to hiir
that in law it would not be received
as testimony. Besides the judge wish
ed his daughter exonerated, and he
decided that a full explanation coule
only be gained by acceding to th?
terms of the writer orf the letter.
The attorney who had defended
Ralph Edmonds was notified by Judge
Weatherly that he had grave doubt?
of the propriety of his charge to thc
jury in the case of their client, and ii
they would move for a uew trial the
judge would assist them to secure it
and alter his charge.
The attorneys took the hint and Ed
monds was brought into the court for a
new trial. Ile was a fine looking
? fellow with a countenance that no one
I would consider as belonging to a rogue,
j His mother was in court and with her
I a young girl to whom the prisoner was
! to have been married. Only a short
; time was required for the trial which
? consisted in the Judge's charge to the
J jury and was naturally an order for
j the jury to acquit the prisoner. This
they did without leaving their seats.
The acquitted man embraced his
mother after which he and his fiancee
were locked In each others arms. Then
the young lady went to the judge and
"I determined after tho conviction
of my betrothed who I knew was inno
cent as you doubtless knew your
daughter was Innocent, to bring his im
prisonment home to you. I was pres
ent at his first trial and knew you by
sight. One day I saw you go Into a
jewelry store and look at some watch
es. I stood at the same counter and
when the clerk's back was turned, pur
loined one you had examined. Had
you or the clerk seen me I would
doubtless have joined Ralph In the
"The next move was to watch your
house and one day when it was left
unprotected I entered it. I found my
self in a roora. I knew by the articles
it contained to be your daughter's. I
left the watch in her bureau drawer.
Then I informed the police where to
look for it J also wrote the letter to
the jeweler. Now that I have attained
my object I am ready to make an affi
davit to what I have told you."
'WALKS EIGHT-INCH BRID
Alaskan Tie-Cutter Totes His Prod
j Across Narrow Footing, Disre
garding Great Danger.
j Carrying railroad ties on 01
: shoulder over an eight-inch foot:
across a canyon 30 feet wide, w
150 feet of vacant space between
log and a rock-torn mountain t
rent at the dark bottom, sounds 1
the spectacular stunt of a circus p
former, but it is the daily jjract
of Ed Martin, a tie-chopper, w
lives at Crow Creek pass on the g<
ernment's new railroad in Alas!
.writes a correspondent to the Pit
Martin has a permit from the fi
est service to use timber on the noi
side of Devil's gulch to make ties i
the railroad, but the railroad ;
quires that the ties be delivered
the right of way, and to do this t
gulch must be crossed. For this pi
pose Martin felled a small spru
tree from brim to brim, and, wh
he finishes a tie, shoulders it a]
packs it over.
A party of hunters appeared up<
the scene a few days since, and, n
daring to attempt the frail eros
ing themselves, asked Martin why
the name of all-possessed he did n
fell a safe footing across the chasi
The tie-cutter replied that for h
I purpose an eight-inch log was ;
good as an eight-foot log, and it hf
not occurred to him that it was da]
ARMY MEALS COOKED IN Al
Food for Italians in Alpine Fighting
Heated En Route on the Ther
The most novel commissary in til
war is that employed by the Italiar
in the Alpine fighting against the ii
j vaders. The kitchens are oftentimc
' 1,200 feet below the men, writes a
Italian correspondent, yet the so.
diers get their meals steaming hot.
I Aerial tramways are the onl
thing that makes the brilliant defens
of the italians possible, for wi thou
warm food and drink constantly ai
riving they would be unable to with
stand thc cold in their high post
where they command vital passe
and hold the invaders back.
lt is impossible for the troops oi
these high, ledges to have fires, lac!
of space and secrecy making a stov
or smoke impractical. The cookinj
therefore is begun far below ii
kitchens, finished in thermos bottle
and fireless cookers that bear th
Huge cuts of meat and thick vege
table stews are placed over roaring
fires down at the timber line when
there is fuel in plentituoe and thei
before finished put into vessels whicl
apply the thermos principle so tba
by tlie time they have reached thei:
destination high overhead they wil
be cooked through and palatable.
A young inventor by the name o:
Leishman has devised a system o:
transmitting writing, drawings am
photographs by wireless and also h\
telegraph. Tf the system prove:
practicable for commercial purposes
notes an exchanges there may b(
wireless photo stations all over th(
country in the near future.
IT DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK.
"Do you ever stop to think about
how much you might save if yon
were to stop smoking?"
"Look here, friend, I'm one oi
those chaps who never touched to
bacco, and I am $11,000 dollars in
debt. How do you account for it?'1
j BUTTING IN.
: Fond Mother (as the train left foi
Camp Grant)-See that you don't
sleep in a damp bed, and, George,
don't put on damp clothes,
j Unkind Comrade (interrupting)
-And, George dear, sec you don't
.drink out of a damp glass!
"How do you suppose our hoy
likes being in the trenches?"
i "I am sure he likes it," mused
Mrs. Corntossel. "It must be a great
relief to Josh to be able to get his
feet as muddy as he likes without me
making a Avord of complaint."
j "Where was your old mari
"In the abdomen."
j "Where's that?"
"Don't know-somewhere il
France, I suppose."
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