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TheSanErahcisco Call
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SCHOOL BOARD AMENDMENT DANGEROUS
ASSEMBLY constitutional amendment No. 24, to be/sub
mitted at the coming election, proposes to make radical
changes in the constitution of the state^ board of education.
The chief function of this board, so far as it concerns* the gen
eral public, is the regulation and assignment of school text books.
It is a matter oi large importance to the parents of children attend
ing school, and has been from time to time the cause of scandal and
wrong by reason of unneces"sary changes of text books, which have
imposed an oppressive tax on parents, and were made in the in
terest of the school book publishers. - V
In support of the amendment it is claimed that the board, as at
present constituted, is practically controlled by the principals 1 of tlfe
normal school, as these functionaries make a majority of the body.
It is further urged that other schools should have representation on
If we concede some merit to these contentions it follows 1 that
we should consider whether the plan proposed by the amendment
would improve conditions. The answer to that question appears to
be in the negative. The general scope of the amendment works for
the introduction of more and more politics into the constitution of
the board, and when we consider the pernicious 1 and never ceasing
activity of the publishers' ring the tendency of the measure is as
suredly dangerous.-
The amendment proposes to create a sort of representative:
body — not representative of the whole people, but of certain quite
limited constituencies. Among these are the following:"
A representative of the state university, selected by the president thereof.
A representative of the Leland Stanford Jr. university, selected by the
president therepf.
A representetive of the state normal schools, selected by the presidents
thereof. S/= • . . "._/. j. t . '. \u0084 ... ..
A practical businessman, not directly connected with. any. school, se
lected by the governor. i~ * ' • : \u25a0. .
! . A representative of the rural schools, selected by the county super
intendents at the superintendents' biennial convention. :.'" /\- :'\u25a0-;!
A representative of the city schools, selected by the city superintendents
at the superintendents' biennial^convention. '• ..y.::..\;:~: :;y r'. ..:*;\u25a0:,;:;..'
A representative of the polytechnic schools, selected- by the 1 " principals
of the polytechnic high schools receiving state aid.;' . •; \ ; . '
There appears to be a* lot of politics in the makeup of this list
and we believe that California wants as little of that as possible in
connection with administration of the. public schools. We know
that all the corrupt interests 1 that make money out of politics are
banded together in a common cause to plunder the tax payer and
die general public. The school book ring is in full alliance with
these predatory interests, and 4heir motto is one for all and all
for one.
* , Until the politics of California have been cteansed of this taint,
as they will be cleansed in time, the safer plan is to avoid any pro
position for their extension, more especially in the direction of public
school management. The amendment is dangerous and should be
rejected. ~ .
AND MULLALLY SMILED
THE people of Richmond district are the right American stuff,
and neither threats nor cajoling by the United Railroads can
turn them from their course nor dampen their -public. spirit.
They quite appreciate the policy of; the street rail wayv corpora
lion, and as their spokesman* . Mr. Scott, remarked : "The United
Railroads "has 1 tried to bully the people into coming before you and
begging you to. grant it this privilege. 'lf we should yield, and ac
quiesce in letting-'* this 'valuable permit go to the company: for little
or nothing tomorrow it would begin again on some other scheme in
the same old, bulldozing way."' * ' "
The offer of $2,000 a year by the sham corporation known as
the Sutter street railway company, or words to that effect, is ; merely
trifling with the board of supervisors and was very much in the
nature of an insult'to their intelligence. It is a strange policy of 'pin
pricks that the corporation seems to; affect:
"Mr. Thornwell Mullally smiled.". Such is the remark of a^his
torian of the occasion, when^ question was raised as to the ability
of the sliam corporation to pay the proposed $2,000 a year. Even
the officials of the United Railroads are unable to keep a* straight
face when their stalking horse is 1 trotted out. No doubt the humor
of the situation is quite obvious from the point of view, of the United
Railroads, but to the traveling public that foots the bill. and under
goes,, the inconvenience of riding in horsecars the performance ap
pears to be an indecent and disreputable farce.
The practice of knavish politics and discreditable dodges 1 ap
pears to be more, congenial and more natural to the United Rail
roads management than the business of Running a -street railway
.system. The service fails in the rush hours, bad accidents 1 are fre
quent, but the small politics goes 011 without interruption, to the
.nanifest amusement of Mr. Mullall} r .
MR. GUGGENHEIM'S. SURPRISE
THE revelations in the -trial.-pf Charles \V. Mqrse, tliQ so caUed
"ice king," in New York read like a chapter* from, a Wall street
romance by Upton Sinclair or David Graham^ Phillips 1 . We
have been accustomed to regard tjie lurid imaginings of these
and bther t novelists with a message as a|fofni of l Jiterar} r , license,' and
have wondered if, in fact, the -hawks pick; out other: hawks' eyes:
The Morse trial makes it clear. that suclra^thei regular^ business of
the -Wall street hawks when the "lambs'' keep. away from- .that; -stony
and inhospitable pasture. .
•This was just a plain case of dog eat" dbg,' where Morse, a rather
commonplace swindler, had his 1 way with Charles M. Schwab, the
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steel .trust magnate'; Isaac. Guggenheim: of the smelter trust; John
\u25a0\V.-:Gates, :- : the,, multimillionaire plunger, and s Charles T. Barney of
the Knickerbocker trust company, who committed suicide after the
failure of that institution. Morse 6impiy tolled them along with
the old ; and greasy thimble riggers' trick of letting them win • a
little, at the start in the hope and expectation that they, would come
iii for a big pot later. They did. It cost them $5,000,000.
The first pool in ice stock, engineered by Morse, was a smali
affair, just enough to blood the "advenfurers," as Judge '"Hough from
the -bench 'described the .sufferers by the subsequent ifdrtuiie of ; the
game. The world laughs at the farmer. who buys" a.: gold brick^ anii
refuses sympathy 'Because his own cupidity led him into the trap j
But the ; farmer's plea. ;that. he- did not know any better- is not. open
to these gentlemen adventurers. They came to shear, and they \yent
home shorn. In the melancholy words of Mr. Guggenheim after an
enlightening interview: with Morse := v ; ;
<r \Ve found we were in the ice- business." ' i,
When the comedy' comes to be staged it might be entitled, "Mr.
Guggenheim's Surprise." x . ' '. \u25a0 -^
MR. WILLIAM DUTCHER, president of the National Audu
bon society, writes a letter" in the; hope of interesting some
wealthy philanthropist or bird lover to supply the funds
needed to take care of the recently created reservations «of
200 square ' miles on the borders of ; Oregon and California for the
preservation of bird life. These reservations are known as Klamath
lake and Malheur lake, and concerning their ornithology Mr. Dutcher
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Many thousands of water fowl and shore birds breed . ; . annually, * and
countless • other thousands, including swans, * use the' lakes as -resting and
feeding 'places during the spring and fall . migrations. Among. the breeding
birds are Canada geese, of which over a thousand young birds were counted
within tho distance of one mile along theshore; i many species' of wild ducks,
ring-billed, California and, other gulls,; white pelicans, cormorants, Caspian,
black: and Forster's terns,, eared grebe, L white faced glossy ibis,, great blue
and night r herons, coots, and many smaller shore birds. - A- few years ago
thousands of snowy herons made this their summer home,. but the plume
hunter slaughtered them to such an extent that only a very few. arc now left.
It^ is quite a job to take care of allthese birds, and [protect them
from theynillinery appetite. The merry widovv^ impartially devours
the gull, the rooster,'the heron and the ostrich. At a pinch she can
manage the. obstreperous crow. It will' require six men and three
motor boats to keep > the merry widow off the reservation: and give
the plumes a -chance to grow; ; Indeed, the lady r might very well
be limited^ or, shall^ we say,^should limit herself to- the ostrichj, which
resembles a feathered sheep; arid can be shorn. .Pluck "cm alive. \u25a0
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\u25a0'\u25a0PISTOL' SHOTS— S... City. Who is the cham
pion pistol shot of. the world?. How docs James
E. '\u25a0 Gorman -of San - Francisco , rank as a • pistol
snot?.,-- ":\u25a0.'\u25a0 \i'v,.; -\u25a0:: \u25a0-\u25a0<. ;.' .;-.; ; .~. -.-\u25a0%:>>
Van : Asbrock, the pleader of thejßel
gian team • In . the recent^Olymplc j games
in Engla.nd, ; ls. the recognized 1 champjon
pistol -shot of \u25a0 the Jworld.' .He ;'was
awarded the first; prize -in'c a : cbmpqti-'
tion between champions, f with score
of 490- points.',- R. - Storms,' also a Bel
glan, was awarded'the second prize and
Gorman" third. > The latter disputes the
award to Van Asbrock on. the, ground
that one of his -shots, was counted *a'
miss,' .when in fact ?it -went through V
hole.-in" the. 'target? made ; by,:a: previous'
bullet. The ; following iday^Gorman \ had
another shoot' with Van Asbrock, "when
in 60 shots: he" scored' sol" points tto
his = opponent's , 477. : ' That ;.; shoot a was
under the - same rules; and V. conditions
which governed the' one of j the preceed-;
ing day. - On parting Gorman Hold Van
Ashbrock . "tTou will wear the medal 1 1
won." . • • \ .
\u25a0 BADGE — Reader, City. . Is a person in Cali
fornia who .wears -the badge ~of . a society of
which he is not a member. violating any law? r
A section f of ? the ;;code . says: ;^"Any
person ; who .willfully (/vyearp I the : badge;
lapel ' button : ' or; other recogr.lzed i in
signia of- any "secret i society, :% order jor
organization, unless entitled ; to' wearl^^or
use X the!; same, under: the 's constitution,
bylaws' or : other: rules rand regulations
or." other 'laws "or -^enactments :< of 'f-the
order," society^ or. brganization,^ Is 1 guilty
of ."a'^ misdemeanor. 'Vv? (Statutes -of sISOo,
p^€B6);
GOLD QUARTZ— Subscriber.. : Corning/ ; Cal.
What. Is the' weight' of •? 10. cubic .feet \u25a0of r > gold
quartz? - : ". : .-':> .', C r ''/" "'\u25a0 -V'J : /.-"\u25a0 >.''•'*- .', \u25a0-,' ',"
- This - Is V a. /question ;> that' 'cannot f be
answered, as tlie i'^we'lght \would"depen'd
upon .the quantity^ of {gold- 'ift'th'e
quartz. Ten- cubic|feet|mighttconta.in
§200 worth of fsoW^orJlt!might contain
A Pig m ;'-;a \u25a0 Poke>
PLUCK 'EM ALIVE
Answers to Queries
$100,000 worth, .which would make a
vast. difference in its weight.
THErFLEET-J.V B^M.;? City.%Wlmt 1. the
itlnerarj-^of the AUantlc.'fleot since its arriTal
SL« n : \?*" a^ Isco UP' to iond Including its bh
jectlfe point ? (2) \u25a0 How r. many ; miles . will It
hare traveled when : It » shall hare : returned \u25a0 to
litimpton roads? • A- \u25a0 .
The navy department is the oniy
source \u25a0of information as to the itlner
ary,v if; it; will 7 give -it out to any one
who may askfor- It:^(2)^It;l83 impossi
ble. at this time" to tell how : many miles
the fleet wUi;have;traveled?by. the time
it.returns to Hamptbn^Roads.Vris if Is
not .certain how- many mlles ; it -may
hay ?. to . so out of , Its - way;; from |the
true- course onl accounts' of atres's* of
weatbe.r or other ' VVVhen^ the
vessels 1 return" to: anchor,' the ; record of
eachiyessel will' beT furnished^ the ;de-"
department of* the:^navy and -that will
be -published *asi a* part of the- annual
report. of that; official. ,- ..',, .. ;. -
£\u25a0 RAILROAD POSITION— M. L.. City. .: Td
whom should application" be made. for: a position
in the surveying corps of a railroad that is about
to be. surveyed. 7 \u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0 >- '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0: '.'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
•T°. \u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0? ne engineering 1 ": departmeht'{qf
tho particular; railroad. '. , :' : ;
v BATTLESHIPS— J.'^'s.V^ San Jose; Cal.C Who
«? n ; Jurnlsh the j itinerary), of I the r battleships lof
the United Stated -navy, now* making < a itour.fof
the -. world? Also, date , of ; arrival at each ; place ?
.The \u25a0:. navy ' department at \u25a0 Washing
ton, d;;c. : - \u25a0' \u25a0"• :-:,%;\u25a0\u25a0; ? _ I';;-; ;-\u25a0> .^.:^.v.;;-:: \u25a0.;: ]
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\u25a0'' .PATENT— O?Y; H.",'t/oaklai«r.- ; Cal. ' rWliat-lR
the . best •, way ; to secure *a : patent^aud a t \u25a0\u25a0 the same
tlmebe secure?-;. v« , ',:.':.-.-' ,':":.-' ;'; •-'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0
IT Placed the* matter r In « the hands ; of '.a
reputable patent {agency.,' \u25a0 'wY A'-^ :^'
- STREET— E. is.^'-city^HWhVt ?\u25a0 was," the
name^of- the : first, 1 little street west; of i Stockton;*
running from .Washington ' to "Jacksou,"* before t the
' \u25a0 - rri '\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' " "'.-! : --'
Gossip of Raiiwaymen
"Chlckensl"' said that renowned hor
ticul'turalist and poultry raiser, John
A... Gill, tp a party "of .distinguished
residents of Palo Alto, "why. In Cali
fornia you don't know what chickens
are. You only have a make believe
chicken here." • '.v'-v'vv. • • '
' "Well, where are there any better
fowls In. the world?',' asked an indig
nant Palo, -Alto, man; "tell me,;.where?*
>\u25a0 "In Missouri," shouted. Gill, with
some heat. • "In the town of Mexico,
Mo., where I was born. \u25a0'\u25a0, Grandest 'town
[the sun ever shown on, trees and flow
ers." ', \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '- .;'... ;\u25a0.; •. ... \u25a0 ... . .:\u25a0
- '"Who is talking of trees and flow
ers?" interrupted H. J. Snyder of Mex
ico, who, beings a new. acquisition to
Palo Alto, is most jealous of her fair
name; "we are speaking about chick
ens." * \ i
"I can. show you American Beauties;
from Missouri - which can't be beaten
by- anything \u25a0on the coast," responded
Gjllr - >•-\u25a0•- •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• :
'."I'll just bet $1.00 even' that an Amer
ican Beauty from Missouri can't beat
one raised at Palo Alto," said another.
"You bet, eh?" said Gill, and. he
walked over to " the telegraph office
and wired to! his, old homo to send him
one- rooster and three hens of the
American Beauty variety.- "Never mind
cost," added Gill, for his fighting
blood was up. , . ..
The American Beauties arrived and
Gill hid to foot a pretty bill.
"There are birds for you," said Gill
over the phone to the man who made
the bet last Saturday. "Come over in
the morning and I'll show you that old
Missouri can raise a bird that a \u25a0 Call
fornian would be proud to own."
-/'. "Chuck, chuck." cackled Gill in his
sweetest. Mlssourian way to the Im
ported rooster and hens.-' '.'Where in
the deuce ; have they gone?", he mut
tered as no birds appeared.
, And 'then •\u25a0 he ; knew.
• There in a" corner lay. the proud bird
of Missouri, dead.:
His .white plumes, like 7 those of
Henry of Navarre, were blood ; stained,
his eyes /were ; gone, and' astride his
well bred 'corpse was a' common barn
yard—but CalifoAiian — rooster crowing
proudly.: ' . . ;: . ,
\u25a0 "You've got to' show, me." laughed
the Callfornian, Vthat Rnythlng from
Missouri can beat anything raised in
Calif brnia."^^^^^te®fflraSß . T .
E. H. \ -Torpey, .'.' traveling freight
agent of <tlie: Pennsylvania lines, .in
discussing freight' conditions remarked
yesterday: : .
;- ."There is a" decided improvement in
the situation during. the last few weeks.
I : j udge 'this from the fact that a : great
number;; of have been . in
the "i office ; inquiring "«into :. the", cost "\u25a0\u25a0 of
movement • , of -construction material
from \ the eas^ to . the L city. - -We v have
now ; on :' the ' road';soo tons . of pipe r for
one'.house'alone,': .^wliich 'means the^em
•ployment •: of -_; 25 cars,' and tha,t Is -the
largest; shipment* for; one house ; for a"
long -while. ; Another,', house : has given
our . road 1 the . haul [of 1 00 " tons of hoops
for 'iron -barrels \ and tanks; which- also
is ;<ani Indication \u25a0> of .a general revival
of Ibusiness.". ! -ffS&g£lg%g£@&% i \u25a0 '
C. E. Spear,, traveling freight agent
of . 'the-; Southern* Pacific at, Fresno, .was
In 'the ,clty * yesterday,*, and in speaking,
of .^ they freight:"- movement" out of his
territory: said:
J;4"Thejfirst!oranges to leave Our part
of Ith'e will '.be ; from Lindsay,
and 'cars ? are I ordered r^for the 23d and
24th?of|thisfmonth.y, By/the lst\of Nof
.vember^we'expectltojmove.out of Lind
say and APorterville. about .-.; 23 " cars : a
day,%: and iby -the^ middle -of ' November,
f rom \u25a050 ; to ' 60 r cars ? a day. ; This ~ dla-,
trict will • send east \u25a0 some ,3,ooo "cars."
C- H. J. a Snyder, \ grerieral '\u25a0>. agent lof r the
Mexican \ Central.! and " H.V R. Judah,".as
sistant general- passenger : agent, of ; the
Southern . Pacific." are ':\u25a0: wqrklpgi on i the
schedule ifof Ja ; " limited .train ithat'wUl
loaveithls city on'. December. 'ls and : Los
'Angeles v onfDecember.'lS '.for the ICity
.of*;/- Mexico.?. 1 This ;i 'excursion \' in "• : past
year^ has ,been patronized 'liberally,": and
judging ,i from \tlie ' number of . Inquiries
there i ! is 'every reason 'to believe "that
lt ; will attract quite a : . number of peo
ple.: '\u25a0> The L fare > for ;: the > round /.trip is
SSO and $Ss' 'lf; tho*^ national 'lines -are
used ion: the "\u25a0'return' journey.*'
;':' ; :'Ail'.tho:traVellng!fretght : «gents mak-'
ing- San ;; Francisco', and Los . Angeles
their'^hoadquartera: temporarily Jj are
>; their - ; ' offices ;.' to ; Fresno,"
where itlio^ annual^ralHln" movement
ju_st [commend ng. :;« The .' season \ has , been
backward,"; b'j t \ n o\y/l t- Is 4 that,"
owlhg'^to HheXcloso "approach v of ' the
holiday's;;', business; in r that. section will
The Insider
Tells how Burlingame's society Women were
induced to part with pictures' of their
children for exhibit at club carnival
Mothers Victimized
by Photo En larger
"Yes. I bit," when. asked 4> Did the photo man catch you?" Shortly before
the Buflingame woman's club held its carnival last month there appeared
in the village a stranger, a ruddy faced, stout man, presumably a German,
aud by his attire not long off the farm. He rang the bell of one suburban
bungalQW, before whose door played a beautiful curly haired blonde girl.
When the child's mother inquired his errand he explained that he repre
sented a photographic firm of San Francisco and begged the favor of
enlarging a photo of the beautiful little girl,, saying he wished to make a
steel point etching of her head to exhibit at the forthcoming carnival.
Some days later another man. a small chap utterly unlike the engaging
farmer," brought the "etching," which turned out to be nothing but a common
solar print enlargement of the original photo. He said that the child's col
oring was so exquisite he had decided that a pastel would be more effective
than the etching. It would only be nccc'ssary to pay for the frame, and
possibly $9 would cover the cost of that. The proud parent signed a con
tract.
Twas the same all over Burlingame. Mothers ©f children of high or
low degree, homely, or pretty, all were visited. by the farmer, the cordial old
chap managing to win their confidence and secure photos to be enlarged for
the carnival exhibit. He diplomatically mentioned at each house that the
president of the woman's club or some other well known society woman was
anxious to the exhibit successful.
1 Time went on. The expected pastels did not arrive. .-The gallery did.
not exhibit at the carnival. The borrowed photos' from which the prinul^
were made did not return to their owners. So now in many Burliqgame
families of the smart section, and of the less socially prominent, mothers
bewail the loss of prized baby pictures. .
Heiress Sets Style
With Simple Frock
abouts. At the fete given recently at her country place, which one New York
woman who attended remarked was the most "delightful and splendidly
carried^ out of any she ha<l ever seen even in Europe, nearly all the patron
esses were gowned in trailing frocks of expensive materials which com
manded extravagant admiration. The, heiress owner of the place wore a
simple white frock trimmed with Irish lace and was the picture' of girlish,
simplicity. •
Health of Actress
Surprises Gotham
ago and worked her way to New York with the Florence Roberts company.
Miss Allen is a tall, fresh complexioned ; girl of 24 and her possession of
robust health has stood her in good stead in the east,: where, to be strong
is considered a rare circumstance. I have just heard that Miss Allen has
furnished a room in connection with Leo Cooper, the former elocution
teacher ~oi our city, for the new home of the New York thespians. It is
called the Ruth Allen-Leo Cooper room, and of course all San Francisco
actresses. will be made welcome to it. :
FORMAL announcement has been
made of the engagement of Miss
Frances Helen Trent, daughter of
Mr. and . Mrs. Lanartine C. Trent,
and Harold M. Power. - Miss Trent is
well known in San Francisco, where
she lived for two years in the Brown
house in Presidio avenue. She is a
striking looking brunette and is very
accomplished. Far the last two years
she has* lived at. the Trent ranch in
Auburn. 'where there is alwdys a great
deal of informal entertaining. The
marriage' of "her sister. Florence, to
Spencer St. John Carey was" an "event
of June. Mr. and -Mrs. Carey' have
since ; been abroad. Another sister 'is
Mrs. * Frank Varlan 'of Idaho. Mr.
Power is the son of H. T. Power. He
is'a-.member of the Union League club
of this city. At present he Is living in
Bullion, Cal., where he is manager for
one "of the largest mining companies
In the state. The wedding will take
place December 13. '
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; Miss Erna St. Goar was hostess yes
terday afternoon at her 'home In Cali
fornia ; street/. the affair being an in
formal' tea -in honor of Miss Anna
Weller.'one of the season's debutantes.
Miss St. Goar was assisted in receiv
ing by Miss - Weller, Mfss Edith Lowe
and : Mlsa Dolly - MacQavin. Yellow
chrysanthemums used In profusion
aboutthe house made the "rooms; look
unusually attractive. About; 6o young
friends enjoyed the hospitality of this
charming: girl, and included, ln the. list
were:
Miss Innes Keeney Miss Fr«B«e« Newhall
Miss Jeanne Gallols Miss Vlrffinla Xewhali
Miss Dorothy Boericke Miss Elizabeth Simp- \u25a0
Miss . Maud Woods " " son «
MUb .Hannah dv Bols Mlsa Emily da Bols '
Mis* Helen Jon«s Ml»s Dorothy Chapman
Miss ' Maud Wilson Miss Marian Newnall
Miss Dolly Cashing • Miss . E»*ab*th NewhalJ
Miss Marian Marvin ' Miss v Alice r O^e *
Miss' Doris ' Wllsbtre - Miss VEthel '• McAllister
Miss Louisiana Fos- - Miss M«rsaret > Calhoun
ter ''':•'\u25a0-}' \u25a0'.' Miss Olive Wheeler .
Miss Augusta Foute Miss Martha . Calhoun
Miss Helen Baker ' Miss Laura Smith
! t Mr. .and Mrs. .. Harry ; Howard and
Joseph" Howard ? are "among.: those who
sailed last. week for Europe, where they
wiirremainlndeflnltely. Formerly Mr.
and ' Mrs.' Howard- made their home in
San Mateo, where : they I had one of the
most attractive places in .El Cerrito.
resume its normal tone. About 600 cars
will be needed to bring the equipment
to its standard of efficiency.
Although it Is not expected by rail
roadmen arffl shippers -generally -that
! there will be any Increase in the pres
ent t ; rates . on- California •' products, * a
prominent railroadman" in .talking over \u25a0
the isltuatlon' remarked that were any
such ; exhibited, .the American
Hawaiian line would be obliged to put
on another steamer.
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The Denver and Rio Grande has
taken over j the Copper Belt road, .which
was built byji the,- Bio Grande: Western
and; employed to gather ore from,min
ing plants ; in 5 the • Blngham '\u25a0 mining dis
trict "and* transfer l: them . to \u25a0; the ; Blng
ham t terminus.' of the Rio, Grande West
ern for.' transportation to the company's .
main." line.- . :
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C. L. Canfield. general . agent' of. the
Chicago"; j Milwaukee and St. - Paul, is on
an'inspection trip? through the north
ern ; part of ; the ' state.
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. Colonel W.D.Sanborn*sman>\ friends
in the - state will ; be pleased to -• learn
that he is •on ; the rapid 'road to re
covery.
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.\u25a0;'-; Edward Chambers. « assistant freight
traffic;? manager! of the 'Santa Fe, "•will
leave \u25a0 tonight for Los Angeles.
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\u2666!\u25a0 'Josephl iMcllroy.; of the Missouri, Kan
sas ' and '..Texas ' has ' left ' for , the r southern'
parti-bf i.tlie state. ", ; : ..... "';. ">.' v '
:': ' .Frank . Lathrop, traveling passenger
OCTOBER 21, 19081,
npHEY'VE 1 a newcatch question in
I Burlingame, and the mothers of hand
\u25a0*\u25a0 some children shamefacedly answer,
The extreme simplicity of Miss Jennie
Crocker, in manner and dress is in direct
contrast to that of the average heiress here-
Among the San Francisco girls who have
made good on Broadway is Ruth Allen, who
started out here in pantomime five years
The Smart Set
They left California about two years
ago and have since been living in Vir
ginia, with occasional trips abroad.
They are as well known in Santa Bar
bara as in San Mateo and San Fran
cisco. Mrs. Howard, who was Miss Mar
ion Poett. having lived there until her
marriage. '
*
Edward Tobln - will leave the latter
part of this month for the east, where
he will remain several weeks. Rich
ard Tobin and their sister. Mrs. Charles
West Clark, who have been visiting
places of interest in Europe for the last
six months, arrived in San Francisco
Saturday and went Immediately to
their home in San ( Mateo.
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Among those who left for the east
Saturday wera Admiral Louis KemplT
and Miss • Cornelia Kerapff, who will
spend several months as the guests of
friends In Washington. D. C. Miss
Kempff will be greatly missed from
Burlingame. where, for the last two
years, she has made' her home with.
Mrs. Alanson . Weeks. Miss Berenice
Wilson also left Saturday. She will
visit her sister, Mrs. Claude Smith in
New York for several months. George
Davol was also Included among the
list of Saturday's travelers. He will
spend six weeks in Kew York before
returning .to San Francisco.
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. Miss Kathleen Finnegan will enter
tain at an informal halloween party at
her home In San Mateo. About a dozen
guests will enjoy her hospitality. Mis.3'
Finnegan and Miss Alleen seem to
have fallen in love with life In. this
attractive little town and plan to spend
the winter there instead of In San
Francisco, as is their usual custom.'
Mr. and Mrs. William Fries enter
tained 20 guests at an elaborate dinner
Monday evening at the Fairmont. The
table ' was ; beautifully decorated with
yellow chrysanthemums, combined with -v
autumn-leaves and grapes... Those who <
were seated around It were: v 31^
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Koshlandl
Kosenbaum Mrs. Uelea Hecht
; Mrs. Joseph . Loewe Mr. and Ura. Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goldstein «SB*™"«**2»i
Rothcbll.i . Mr. and Mm. Sol £hr-
Jlr. and Mrs. • Axt&ar maoa
Bachmaa . , Louis S«hwacker
Mr. aud Mrs. Leon Albert Ttl—
Greenebanm r \u25a0 Mjr. and Mrs..' William
Mr." and Mrs.' Marcos Fries
agent of the Southern Pacific -with
headquarters .In Los Angeles, is on a
visit. to the city.
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.A preliminary announcement of tha
rates that are to be put in effect f o"r
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition.
which is to be held next year, is made
by the Great Northern and will be $50
for the round trip from St.' Paul and
Duluth.
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M. O. Btcknell, general freight and
passenger agent of the Uarriman lines
in the southwest, including the Cananta,
Yaqul and Pacific. Is in the city on com
pany business.
L,-N.,Snyder ha 3 been appointed city
ticket 'agent of the Washington Sunset
route :In this city.
Petroleum Briquettes
Consul General Norman • Hutcblnson
reports from Bucharest that, accord-
Ing to 'information received, a newin
, vention has been made •by a native *of
Galacia whereby the demand foe coal
for domestic - purposes . will be greatly
diminished. The inventor, ' an engineer
In railway employ, has made a com
bination of crude' petroleum, .cinders
and sand into bricks, or -briquettes
which may „ be -used *as fuel •by any*
household in • place of s coal," ,-• 100 kilos
(220.4 pounds) to cose only $1. a so
ciety has been formed for the pur
pose of manufacturing these bricks,
with a capital of 1.000,000 Austrian
crowns ($203,000). and a factory la to
be - placed .In -, operation at Florisdorf.
It is understood * that; larg* contracts
for the purchase of petroleum hava al
ready, been signed. .-• • . •

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