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The San Francisco Call
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SAX FRANCISCO history repeats itself in Pittsburgh -with all
the sardonic irony of fate. There, as here, we are witness to
the headlong rush of the bribe takers to seek shelter and
— J immunity at the' price of confession. The par
allel is so/close that it looks like a rehearsal
of the San Francisco drama with the unim
portant variation that the ruling price for
Pittsburg councilmen was much lower than
that paid tor supervisors in San Francisco. A Pittsburg millionaire
who buys a councilman for $81 is a better "businessman" .than sonic
of our local magnates. That price would scarcely buy more than a
single investment in ham and eggs with champagne, the favorite
meat and drink of boodlers for breakfast.
This is the first act of. the drama. Presently we shall hear from
every purchasable agency of publicity in Pittsburg that the real crim
inals arc being suffered to escape; that the course of the prosecution
is driving away capital : that the saviors of the city are being perse
cuted and shamefully entreated to gratify the ends of private malice
and promote and fatten the greed of jealous rivals. We shall hear
much about spies and informers, and we shall be asked to believe
that the money paid for votes in the city council was hot provided
by any human agency, but" was a purely miraculous dispensation
like the provident manna that dropped from heaven.
So may the world learn from an old lesson once removed that
the quality of bribery is not strained. It blcsseth him that gives
and him that takes, the one in the guise of immunity, the other in.
the glory of a public benefactor, and both for what there is in it.
Like the gentle rain from heaven, if you please, it comes as a bene
diction bringing prosperity and the civic peace that passes under
There may even be a third act of the drama wherein the pistol of
the assassin and the bomb of the dynamiter may be staged with inci
dental kidnaping effects before the curtain drops. We can not say
what shapes ol tragedy the Pittsburg drama may hold in store, but
we see that the stage is set and all the elements of malignant passion
inspired by fear and financed by unscrupulous wealth are there.
The Mocking of the Pittsburg councilmen bears a strangely
familiar aspect. There are memories of St. Louis and San Francisco
in the suggestive unanimity of this municipal governing body, and
these memories prompt the question whether the drama wills.be
played out to the disastrous denouement where American justice
breaks down in the aspect of a tragical farce.
THE Chicago Post reads a sermon to the embattled editorial
postmasters of rural Illinois that might profitably be pondered
fry the house of representatives by way of guide in dealing
with its now thoroughly infuriated speaker.
Thus the Post :
In its indorsement yesterday of "Uncle Joe"
Cannon the Illinois Republican Editorial associa
tion merely made one more futile effort to turn
back the hands of the clock. That a tactical
error "of the first magnitude was here committed we believe to be an
unfortunate fact. * * * . f
- Thus, it is evident, first of all, that, rightly or Wrongly, Mr. Cannon
is in the popular eye the incarnation of all the evils which 'have crept
into, our parliamentary system of the lower house. It is evident, secondly,,
that Mr. Cannon will never again be elected speaker. His reign is over.
Why in the name <of practical politics should the republican editors hang
about the neck of their party in Illinois a wornout political millstone?
Senator Cullom, in his open letter, advised the editors to pursue a
campaign of aggression instead of defense in the coming congressional"
campaign. Suppose they had adopted this course in regard to Mr.
Cannon. Suppose that instead of shouldering him and his unpopularity,
they had gravely served notice upon the country that Illinois believes
that the speaker has had his day. What would have been the result?
As we .sec it, the republican ranks all through the state would have
steadied and closed up behind the president.
This is the calm advice of a loyal friend, based on the conviction
that the republican party can succeed only by a complete dissocia
tion from Cannonism and all that this implies. The republican party
stands for progress. Joe Cannon is the incarnation of obstruction
raised to the dignity of science and applied for the promotion of
special interests at the expense of the common good. Only men
blinded by passion can avoid seeing the disastrous consequences
thai must follow the identification of the party with CanncVnism.
MR. TAFT is still apologizing for the Payne-Aldrich tariff, and
finds, himself by consequence the strange political bedfellow
of Senator Aldrich. It is not difficult to believe that. Mr.
Aldrich welcomes the association and finds
the president's popularity a convenient and
comfortable shelter that he sccm>to need. It
is not so sure that Mr. Taft enjoys his function
of political umbrella for such as Aldrich;
The president renews Jiis odd and astonishing doctrine that the
tariff is no cause of high prices and does not increase the, cost of
living. While this remarkable doctrine is not original with Mr. Taft,
it was thought to have belonged to a half forgotten period of^the
dark ages whcli anything and everything that bore an 'aspect of
argximent was accepted with joyouswelcome by the special interests
which an easy- going people were fattening at the expense of the
whole commonwealth. Perhaps if Mr. Taft would take the trouble
to ask himself what purpose inspires the lobbyists who; swarni in
Washington when a tariff bill is on the stocks, he might see reason
to doubt the soundness of his doctrine. The prime purpose of these
lobbyists and the interests that. pay their bill is to increase prices;
and if the tariff had no such effect they would not be spending heaps
of money to get the schedule that they want. It is like sayin"" that
to increase the cost of production of an article has ho \u25a0 effecton \u25a0 its
price. In fine, if the tariff, did not increase prices there would; be no
protection. A reasonable amount of jVrotection is welcome/: but
when the "hog combine," with the help of Aldrich,^puts,extrayagant
imposts on such necessaries of life as cotton and 'woolen -goods -the
people have- a- right to complain, and when Uhey are told that: these
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
oppressive duties do not increase prices to the consumer they resent
it as an imputation on their intelligence.
Indeed, Mr. Taft is having his own tariff troubles in the admin
istration of this product of Mr. Aldriclrs legislative ingenuity. "The
plain sense of the act threatens commercial disaster by forcing the
country into a tariff war with Canada. Even in the presence of
Senator Aldrich the president could not conceal his alarm over
this very serious* situation, which is, thus explained in the Chicago
If the gloomy outlook is worrying President Taft greatly it ought to
worry much more the producers of the commodities purchased by
Canada last year to the tune of $187,000,000. They have a personal,
dollars and cents interest in the matter which the president has not. If
after the last day of this month the duties on all imports from Canada
shall be raised 25 per cent those imposed by Canada on imports from the
United States will be raised 33^ per cent. That. will be equivalent to
slamming the door of the Canadian market in the faces of most of the
Americans who have been trading there.
Nor should they console themselves with the thought that this ex
clusion would be only a matter of a day. 'If a tariff fight once began it
would last long. Neither country would back down.
The single,. way by which this situation can be avoided is by
ignoring the plain and unmistakable wording of the tariff, law. It
seems probable that this 'course will be followed in view of the dis
astrous consequences that would follow from enforcing the law, but
it is the sort of alternative to bring sleepless nights of worry to a
man of Mr. Taft's temperament.
THE president's, legislative program for congress appears now
to have been whittled down to two important measures making
the irreducible minimum. These are the railroad regulation bill
and the conservation measures. As to the lat
ter, the way appears reasonably clear of obsta
• cles,' but the railroad 1 bill is having a rocky
road to travel, and has" been so patched and
mended that its own father would not know it,
nor is the end in sight.
Congress wants to get away by May 1, because the direct pri
mary has made holes in many political fences, and the owners of
those fences are likely to be held in Washington all summer pottering
over mere law making, while all important politics is doing at home.
This unhappy congressional state of mind breeds resentment
against the too officious" platform builders of the national conven
tions. A political platform has always hitherto been suffered to rest
in peace,once election was over.. Forget it, was, the rule that guided
the steps of the politician and made his way easy. His resentment
is natural when he finds an inconvenient platform returning to plague
the inventor. In a word, the presidenjt in his matter of fact way
insists that the party platform means what it says. Nobody ever
heard of such a doctrine before. .The situation is described in the
Washington correspondence of the Boston Transcript:
, One of the most interesting developments of the situation brought
.about by the administration, whatever the : immediate end may be, -is a
on the" part of the republican leaders to be almighty careful
fwhat goes into republican platforms hereafter. As many of the best men ;
congress believe tliat; ratlroad legislation should be only general in its;
provisions and leave much to the, good judgment of the interstate com-*
mercc commission, so. do these men hope that national party platforms
will not. be i made too explicit, in the future, but .will leave something. to •
the judgment of congress. : Party platforms -have run riot the last few
years, each party apparently trying to P ut do the other in the. number of
definite promises it could niake. President Taft has followed the high
minded course of taking tlic republican platform at its word. The result
has been a legislative confusion which' is . almost unparalleled; simply \u25a0
because the great arid complex: questions^ at which the "platform hints
\u25a0can not be covered in a few lines of party promises. .'Neither party, would,
sacrifice anything of "principle in -editing down ; its convention promises
and confining them to general, statements of policy, without trying to
provide the exact machinery for carrying them out. ; ;
There is a delicate if unconscious humor about these confessions.
They reveal the; artless working of the political mind and its resent
ment when- a platform is taken seriously, especially at a time when
fences are down and insurgents rage. .; •
A LIFE of. supreme self-sacrifice for the good of suffering human.- 1
ity was that of Father-Lambert Louis ConrarMy, priest' of the
Roman Catholic church, who gave up the world to ease the
way of. those unfortunate people afflicted with
the incurable bane of leprosy. Father Con
rardv is said to be dyine of this dreadful
disease, contracted in the course of his humane
and self-sacrificing ministrations. His is the
same fatalspath>that;Fath^nDamien trod before him./
Conrardy .'s Life
Father Conrardy accepted martyrdom willingly and with a full
sense of the risks that his mission among Chinese : lepers involved;
He^gave up. a. life of ease^ and .comfort in his Belgian home to .\u25a0min
ister to i tlie spiritual;and pliysical needs' of theMoomed unfortunates
in Cliina and Hawaii. He followed and obeyed the divine com
mand and lays down his i life '> in consequence. Greater charity 'and
love no i man hath than^ this^^ that Father Conrardy has demonstrated
by his sacrifice. - ; /, > v .
It;is a jlesson that renew;s the faith in humaiK nature that some
hayVthqughtyto be weakeneid by the gilded-allurements of: airiaterial
age debased ; by^a sordid commercialism. The inspiration of a'rhiglv
religi6us:purpose still?creates;the^ stuff of which^ martyrs: are made
and : no 'temptations of \u25a0 the ; world are strong enough to tuni them away
fronrthat purpose.- ' ' . \ . -'-$$&&
Answers to Queries
CONGRESS— W. It.. Bcnerille. Who were
the presidents of the Continental congress In the
order of .entering service? -
Peyton Randolph' of Virginia, elected
September 5, 1774; Henry Middleton ot
South Carolina. October 22. 1774; Pey
ton Randolph of Virginia, May 10, 1775;
John Hancock of Massachusetts, May
24, 1775; Henry Laurens of South Caro
lina, November 1, 1777; John Jay of
New York, December 10, 1775; Samuel
Huntlngton of Connecticut, September
25, 1779; Thomas McKean of Delaware,
'July 10, 17S1; John Hanson of Maryland,
November 5, 1781; Elias Boudinot of New
Jersey," November 4, 1752; Thomas'Mif
flln of Pennsylvania, November 3, 1753;
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, Novem
ber 13, 1754; Nathaniel Gorham .of
Massachusetts, June 6, 1756; Arthur
Sinclair of Pennsylvania, February' 2,
1787, and Cyrus Griffin of Virginia,
January 22, 17SS.
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PRESIDENT— W. R.. Bwonville. Fin.l the fol
lowing in the Commoner . of January 28. 1910:
"No, Georpe Washington was not the first presi
dent of the United States. The flr*t man who
ever he!d that title was named Hanson, first
president of tho firtt congress of the Confedera
tion. His title was president of the United
States." Is that correct?
There was no executive head of the
United States under the articles of
confederation. These provided that
consress should have authority to ap
point a "committee of the states" to
consist of one delegate from each state,
to sit during the recess of congress.
The president of congress came the
nearest to being an executive* chief, but
he and the above commfttee, the
"board of war" and certain other* spe
cial committees or boards were each
charged with the execution of law ac
cording to specific provisions in the act
FEATHERS— Subscriber, City. How are os
trich plumes cleaned and how are. tbey curled?
•Cut white curd soap in small pieces,
pour boiling water on them and add a
little pearl ash. When- the soap is
quite j dissolved and | the mixture cool
enough for the hand to bear plunge the
feathers into it and,draw them through
the hand until/all the dirt appears to
be squeezed out of them; pass them
through a clean lather, to which has
been added a little blning, then rinse
them in cold water, with blue, to give
them a good color. Beat them against
the hand, to shake off the water and
dry by shaking near a fire. When' per
fectly dry curl \u25a0 each -fiber separately
with a blunt - knife or ivory paper
folder. . "
COLONIES-tM. J. \u25a0 S city. What are the
German colonies, when were they • acquired and
what is the population? \u25a0 •
In Africa — Togoland, acqtiired In
1884. population 1,000,000; Kamerun,
ISB4, 3,500,000; -German southwest Af
rica, ISS4; 20J.000; German eastern Af
rica. 1888-00 by purcha.se, 7,000,000. -
Asia — Krauchu bay, 1,897 (by treaty),
30,000. , I
In Pacific ocean— German new Guinea,
King William's lapd ISBS-6, Bismarck
archipelago 1885, Caroline islands 1599,
Pelew islands 1899; Marriane islands
1899. Solomon islands 1 1S86, and Mar
shall islands ISS6, aggregate popula
tion 359,000. : :. ' ''". . \
Samoa— Savin and Upola ISBO (by
SnSSIONS-^-W. "It. Boonrille. Give the dates
of the meetings of the Continental congress, also
'places of meeting. -' \u25a0 ,\ - \u0084 . •
'From the first session to the last the
Continental congress met as follows:
Philadelphia, September 5, 1774; May
10, 1775? Baltimore. December 20, 1776;
Philadelphia. March' 4, 1777; Lancaster,
Pa., September;?, 1777; York. Pa,; Sep
tember 30, !1777; Philadelphia, July 2,
1778; Princeton, N. J., JuneV3o, 1783;
Annapolis. 'Md.,' November., 36, % 1753;
Trenton,"! N.J., November 1, 1784; " New
York, January .11.. 1785, which contin
ued to r be "the seat of .congress until
the adoption of the constitution of the
United States.;. / . - f
AN ELECTION— M. M., City. A cluh holds
on , election of «<fflcer!-. There are two candi
dates - for one office, .and 'each ballot \u25a0 shows a"
tie."-.: There* is' no- provision Tin -thf>: bylaws to
cover a r en sc of this kind. What course should
be \u25a0 followed ' to fill the office ? . . . \
/Keep on balloting : until there is a
choice !' or^ .have the, candidates toss a
cbln'for.a result.' ,;"-.v : '
SOlmjf— W. ; R., .Boonvillr. What were the
sites of, the ancient cities of -Sodom and ttoinor
rah? : .-•- . : . ~
. l;Modern -writers are not agreed ; : as to
the 'locality, of .theseitwo Syrian' cities,"
but -.the; majority, hold, that they stood
on the south shore' of i. the Dead sea near
thosalt hill, of Usdum. . :/':
MgUEAT. BRITAIN— H.F/D.. City. What -Is
the ; difference;" between • Great, Britain ;, and : the
United ".Kingdom ? \u25a0..';:-;;•;..-
V Gre4.tr Britain ; is .the name \ compre
hensively; given ; to ; Engla-nd/ 1 : Scotland
and-Wales. ."".The ; United? Kingdom em
bracesr Great ; Britai n: and f Ireland.
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Af.ASKA PURCHASE— S.: 1 . City. Uow . much'
territory' in 'square, miles' did the: United States
obtain; by „ the purchase of- Alaska?,- -^ -.-•„ \u25a0•.- :
~.f : Five -* hundred | and iniriety^-nine - thou
sand . four » and 'forty-six;. „\u25a0
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-KISMET— B.; M.. ! Yountvillc. - What Is the I
meaning of 'the wprd.^Kismrt?" "v" v \u0084 \u25a0 ;-. -^
It is >an (oriental word \u25a0\u25a0naeanins'/Jes
i tiny,or ! fate." ' ; 3 v •"•*\u25a0 - \. \u25a0„ ;
Amateur Thespians Prepare
To Present Dramatic"
Offerings April 12
THE rehearsal is the thing that oc
cupies society pre-eminently this
week, and nearly every member of
the social clique that has been observ
ing Lent so rigorously will participate
in some amateur society play next
month. " Tho first rehearsal for the
tliree. plays to bo given Tuesday even
ing, April, 12, by the San Francisco
Btagn society was held yesterday at the
St- Francis and the players are en
thusiastic over the project.
. The trio of plays that are to be pre
sented the same evening are '"Op o"
My Thumb"; "Honor Bound." by Sidney
Orundy," and . "How He Li«»d to Her
Husband," by George " Bernard ShaW.
Those who will essay roles In the first
named play, are Mr. and Mrs. 11. Mc-
Donald Spencer, Mrs. George Sperry.
Mrs. Henry Lund. Miss Josephine Han
hlgan and Miss Olga Atherton. The
characters in the second play are to be
portrayed by Mrs. . E. K. Brownell, Mrs.
J.^ Wilson Shiels. Joseph Rosborough
ami Allan Dunn, while th« three people
in "How He Lied to Her Husband" will
bo Mrs. Mark Gerstle, Willard Brown
and Grant Fuller. ->' "
--Frank Mathieu Is to be. stage director
and the amateur performance promises
to bo worth the worry of rehearsing.
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One of the most delightful dinner
parties of the. week was given at the
Fairmont, with Mrs. Edgar F. Preston
presiding as hostess. Although the
affair, was thoroughly informal, after
the manner of most parties of th« sea
son, it was one of the enjoyable and
notable events of recent days.
Among those who enjoyed Mrs.
Preston's hospitality on this occasion
Mr. and -Mrs. (J*orge Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Sparry Kearney i
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Mr. and Mrs. Worth-
Drown iogton Ames
Stuart Lowery |
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Mrs. Uriel Sebree, the chalrmlng wife
of Rear Admiral Sebree, is convalescent
after her recent illness and her friends
are pleased over tho news that she will
soon be out again, although she will
not remain here, but expects to leave
for the east as soon as her health will
permit of the journey.
• • •
Raphael Weiil was the complimented
guest at a recent dinner, given at the
Fairmont by Mr. and Mrs. William Cluff
and haif a <lozen old friends greeted the
guest of the occasion.
• •• _ •
Mk. and Mrs. Philip Kearney, who
was Miss Birdie Rutherford, have been
receiving a cordial greeting from their
friends since their arrival from the
east, and they; have* been the center of
attention at several of the recent din
ners and luncheon parties.
•. • •
Miss Dorothy Holbrook. who has been
the guest of Miss Florence Cluff at the
Fairmont since her arrival from Port
land, is a favorite with the younger
girls and already there are several par
ties under discussion that will be given
for the visitor, but all of an entirely
informal kind and probably after
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Mr. and Mrs. Carter Pltkin Pomeroy
will entertain at one of the informal
dinner parties of the week, and the af
fair is scheduled for next Wednesday
evening at the Palace.
Mrs. John Rothschild entertained at
one of the informal teas of yesterday
that was also a jolly affair given for a
score of friends at the Palace, while !
another hostess of the day was Mrs.
J. R. Finley, who had less than a dozen
"• ' •
A. Dalton Harrison had an informal
reception yesterday at the dock before
the Korea sailed for the orient, as a
group of, friends assembled to wish
him bon voyage at the beginning of his
journey to Yokohama, where he will
remain for an indefinite time.
Mrs. Will Maddern will leave this
morning for New York, where she will
pa3s several weeks with her daughter.
Miss Merle Maddern, who is with Mrs.
Minnie Maddern Fiske in the' eastern
city., Mrs. Maddern will enjoy a visit
in New York. Washington and Boston,
where she will be the guest of friends
and will be extensively entertained
There is a probability that Miss Merle
Maddern will return to pass the sum
mer in this city.
Mrs. Julia- Bolado Ashe and Miss
Constance Borrowe will leave this
morning for the east and will go at
once to Florida, where they are to pass
most of the summer, and will go later
to Cuba, where their stay will be in
definite. The travelers have had sev
eral farewell parties within the last
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Allen, who have
been visiting In Sacramento; have been
enjoying- a round . of informal enter
tainm-ent and during most of the time
have been the guests"~of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Root. -
• Mrs. Henry St. Soar entertained the'
members of the Spinners' club yester
day afternoon at her home in Cali
fornia street at the regular meeting of
the little coterie of clever people.
There /was a brief musical program
and tea afterward.
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
CHARLES M. MACNEILL. an<l a number of
capltallstst Interested In copper in Colorado and
Arizona, came pp from the. south yesterday in
the priyate car Cypress and are atajlnj; at the
\u25a0 Palace.: In the party are.D.-C. Jaeklln. fcjwn
, cor . Penrose, J. 11. Waters and 11. B. Touker.
IThcy are from Salt Lake.
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H. S. DAKO. -a mi nine inn n of Hood Uivpr.
Ore;-, Max Lewis, a merchant of Buffalo, and
A. M. Eaton, a manufacturer of New Tori,
make up a group of Ruests at the Manx.
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DANIEL H. STEELE, a merchant of San Dlegt.
is rlsltins his . brother. James H. Steele. tti«
publicity agent of Die Palace hotel. "He is
here' partly on busiuess and pleasure.
CO.. DUNSTALL, a .hotelman of "Lake.Tah<w;
J.-E. Cane Jr..' a businessman of Colusa; and
Mr. and Mr*. Allen Bryant make irp a. part r
'. of recent arrivals at the " Argonaut.
' • . -» ' -r • ;
MRS. GODFREY HOLTEKHO FT JB., the wife
i of the assistant secretary, and treasnrer of the
roast lines of thejSanta Fe, is spending a few
days ,at the Palace.
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HENB'rS.BOSEirFEXD, an assistant to" the
president of the Equitable life as^uranec so
ciety cf : New York, Is stopping; at the St.
• - '; ; • « «•« •
WILLIAM j BUTTER WORTH, a manufacturer of
\u25a0'\u25a0':' farming implements \u25a0 at ' Moline, is staying -' at
the ' Palace with Mrs. - Butterworth.
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M. F...TASPEY, ; a' prominent Tlneyardlat of
' Frccno^anda -well known democratic politician,
\u25a0is* a gucst'at the Palace.
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GEOSGE SILER,^ a contractor from Sacramento,
1 is " staying jat \u25a0 tbe \u25a0 Pale.
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MARCH 23, IQIO
Transportation Club Members
Appoint a Sleuthing .
MANY tales have come out since the
election at the Transportation club
Monday afternoon. Ttumors of
bribery and corruption are current
around the club quarters and several
members are under investigation by the
One of the rumors is that "Jim"
Keller, traffic agent for Baker & Hamil
ton, received as much as 36.50 for his
vote. It is not known definitely which
of the candidates had as much as $6.80
the 21st of th<* month, but the investi
gating committee is looking Into the
Another rumor that Is afloat is that
J. M. Brewer, freight claim agent of
the Southern Pacific, passed a large
number of claims before the polls
opened — claims that had bten made by
the traffic managers of several large
local : shippers.
Another person whose actions the in
vestigating committee will examine Is
the author of the resolution that limits
poker bets to 25 cents.
L. A. Bell Jr.. formerly with the Den
ver and Rio Grande in this city, has ac
cepted a position as city ticket agent
with the Kock Island lines.
Zach T. George, general agent of tho
Wabash, who has been in Buffalo for
the last two weeks. Is due to return
The state railroad commission has
postponed the hearing of the San Joa
quin valley rate case from March 2S to
April 13. The hearing is to be held In
Los Angeles and will be one of the
most important cases heard by the rail
road commission of this state in many
A. J. Poston. general agent of the
Washington-Sunset route, with office at
Washington, D. C» who was formerly
Pacific coast agent of that route In this
city. Is on a visit to California and will
reach San Francisco about the end of
the present week. Poston. during his
residence In this city, was one of -the
most popular railroadmen on the coast
and he will be welcomed by a host of
his old friends upon his arrival from
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A diverting anecdote is told of what
is probably the smallest railroad sta
tion In the country. A western farmer,
expecting a chicken house consigned
to him to arrive in his Tillage, sent
one of his employes, a newcomer, to
bring It to the farm. On arriving at
the station the man saw the house,
loaded It In the wagon and started for
A few hundred yards on the war
back he met a man in uniform with
the words, "Station Master," on his cap.
"What have you got on that •wagon?"
was the demand.
"Chicken house,** wa3 the curt re
"Chicken house be darned!" cried the
official wrathfully. "You're carrying
off our station."
\u25a0P. J. Archer, formerly assistant to
Kpes Randolph. president of the
Southern Pacific of Mexico, has been
appointed treasurer and purchasing
agent of the Southern Pacific lines "In
Mexico, as well as c*f the Arizona and
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M. Talbot. manager of the Alaska-
Pacjflc steamship company, with office
at- Seattle, is at the St. Francis with
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The engagement of TL S. Stubbs. as
sistant general freight and passenger
agent of the Southern Pacific at Tuc
son, has been announced. The wedding
is set for April 24 at New York city.
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At meetings of tile stock holders of
' the Rock I3land. Arkansas and Louis
\u25a0 lana railway company, held simultan
eously at L.lttle Rock. Ark., and Ruston.
I La., yesterday, it was unanimously
voted to increase the capital stock
! from J15.850.000 to $30,000,000. The
road operates in Arkansas and Louis
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John M. Scott, assistant- general
passenger acent of the Southern Pa
cific, with office at Portland, is busily
engaged in Winnipeg drumming up
•• • ,
. W. S. Bassinger, assistant general
passenger agent of the Union Pacific,
with office at Omaha, Is making a trip
through Arizona and up the west coast
George W. Stevens, president of the
Chesapeake and Ohio railway, has been
elected president of the Hocking Val
ley railroad. Edwin Hawley, Frank
Trumbill. G. W. Stevens, A. C. Rearick
and James Mackie were elected di
rectors. - n««
The Denver and Gulf railroad, which
is believed, to be a Rock Island project,
has signed contracts, it is reported In
Denver, which will require the con
struction of 350 miles of the road be
fore July 1. 1911. and it was further
stated that the road for the entire dis
tance from Dallas to Denver. would be
completed and in operation within two
years. It is also said that there Is
little doubt of the existence of friendly
relations, between the new road, the
Rock Island and the Denver, Laramie
and Northwestern.. \u25a0-':>
WILLIAM N. SEIJG. « mannfaeturer of mo*-
Ing pletnrr films, is a suert at the St. Frss
cls. He ts froifa CUlcajo.
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CHAHLES BtrCKMAN and wife of Trenton. 5.
J..' are stoppln; at^the Xormandle. Bucltmaa
'Is' an Iron macnfactnrer.
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B. H. BXJKTO3I. president of the Cohi!M County
bank, is *r*>n«lin«r a few daja at the Stewart
with Mrs. Burton.
• • •
E. W. DITCH?, who la Interested In oil burainj:
machines, to at the St. nfanci*. registered
- from Seattle. •
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W. A. BEACH and wife »r« •ttjlnc tt th*
Stanford. Beach U a retired merchant from
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H. W. JACKSO3T. a lumbonnan of Arcata. Is
unions the recent arrivals* at the I'ataee.
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CHAHLE3 A. WEST, a roinlns: man from Gold
Beld^ Is stopping at the St. James.
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FRANK SMTH. a dealer In mlnln? supplies la
IVnTer. Is stiyinz at the I*alaee.
MB. AITD MBS. C. G. HAHTMAK ot Vienna
hate apartments at the Fairmont.,
A.J . _POLLAK/ an . oil operator of BafceMfletd.
w a guest at the St. Franc Is.*-'
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JAMES H. LEGETT. . minlns: „„'„ of orOTl i le>
is staying at the St. Fraud*.
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M are^fajln?a S t the %' COXSTOCK ot "icajo
3. F. DOTJGLAS. V Iwtelmau of GoldfleM in a
snett'at .'the $t. .Frewls. '