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f- HURSDAY
llhe Saii Francisco Call
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JOHN D. SPRECKELS
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* I ''HE strong recommendation in President Taft's message in
I favor of the mail contract bill calls attention to some results
"*\u25a0 of the congressional inquiry into corrupt methods that have
been employed to defeat any measure intended
to subsidize American shipping. The'\ foreign
steamship companies plying from Atlantic
ports constitute a powerful and influential
interest,^ and they maintain a strong lobby
and a well served literary bureau to create sentiment against any
measure designed to promote American shipping.
It is the testimony of William H. Douglas, formerly a member
of congress, before the congressional committee, that the foreign
steamship companies had spent money freely to "influence senti
ment against American shipping." By way of specifications con
cerning matters within his own knowledge the witness explained
ihat this was done "by preparing articles in newspapers which were
widely distributed and by the employment of agents." He believed
that money had been spent in Washington in the way of dinners
and other entertainments, but, of course, activities of this character
were kept well under cover. When Mr. Douglas was asked if he
knew an}' of these agents he remarked, "I hardly think they would
want to know me." Indeed, it is not to be expected that men
emploj'ed on such work would court any publicity or notice that
could possibly be escaped.
Mr. Taft puts the case briefly:
Unless prompt action be taken the completion of the Panama canal
will find this the only great commercial nation unable to avail itself in
international maritime business of this great contribution to/the means
of the world's commercial intercourse. *
Quite aside from the commercial aspect, unless we create a merchant
marine, where can we find the seafaring population necessary as a natural
naval reserve, and where could we find, in case of war, the transports
and subsidiary vessels without which a naval fleet is arms without a body?
For. many reasons I can not too strongly urge upon the congress the
passage of a measure by mail subsidy or other subvention adequate to
guarantee the establishment and rapid development of an American mer
chant marine, the restoration of the American flag to its ancient place
upon the seas.
Japan is not a wealthy nation, but it can afford to pay a subsidy
of $500,000 a year in aid of each and ever}*- Japanese steamship -plying
across the Pacific, and if this policy is not met by the United States
it is a question of only a short time when Tapan will monopolize the
Foreign Opposi=
tion to Ameri=
can Shipping
commerce of the Pacific ocean.
This country is asked to spend uncounted millions to. dig a
deep waterway from Chicago to the gulf, but every proposition to
help American shipping, even in the moderate way of a mail con
tract subvention is bitterly opposed by hostile interests, of which
the foreign steamship owners present the most conspicuous example.
AMONG the many serious problem? of congressional apportion
ment that must come up for settlement' consequent on the
census is that of representation for the southern states. Many
-] of these states have practically disfranchised
the negro, but at the same, time they claim
representation in the house on the basis of
population. The question is raised whether
in apportioning the quota of representatives
the disfranchised negroes should be eliminated from consideration.
The constitution of the United States says :
When the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for
president and vice president of the United States, representatives in
congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members
of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such
state, being 21 years ofageand citizens of the United States, or in any
yvay abridged, except for participation in rebellion or other crime, the
basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which -
the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male
citizens 21 \-ears of age in such state. ' \ '"<
It is a delicate question, which congress hesitates to touch.
In spite of the practical disfranchisement of the negroes it is not
likely that. action will be had, even if the matter is settled by the
present congress. Of course, the next house of representatives,
which will be democratic, need not be expected to take any measures
calculated to reduce representation of the south. If, on the other
liand. the present congress should make the apportionment,* the
democrats will contend that the negroes are not technically deprived
of their right to vote, although their actual exclusion is effected by
the requirement of qualifications which they are unable to fulfill.
A Difficult
Problem of
Apportionment
THE controversy concerning freight rates from coast points to
interior centers of distribution, on which tHe: state railroad com
mission will he asked to pass, stipplies an example of the lack
of homogeneity and comprehensiveness in the
existing system for regulation of rates. The
logical and the expedient plan for regulation
would be to treat them all" by one ' systemTof
official machinery and as a' comprehensive
whole. The fact is that intrastate and interstate rates are inter
dependent and arc all parts of a single business; The whole
should be committed to the jurisdiction of a\single official- body,
which, of course, would be the interstate commerce commission. '
For example, if the interstate commission reduces rates from
the east to Reno or other intermountain points under the mileage
basis law, that body must at the same time logically recognize) the
geographical facts of competition by water, and will accordingly
reduce existing rates from the coast cities to Reno and the corre
sponding points. But the same rule should apply to rates from the
coast to points in the! interior of the state, while at the same time
the adjustment of these rates is left to. another official' body, the
state railroad commission, which may or may not recognize the
equities governing the action of the federal commission:
Altogether it is an anomalous condition arising from the effort
of congress to repeal "a law of nature and deprive the coast cities?
of their natural geographical advantage. .The result' is endless c°n
Confusion as to
Intrastate and
Interstate Rates
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
President Taft's Message Is, on the
Whole, a Somewhat Timid Document
IT IS not very clear why Wall street
should ''-feel aggrieved by the presi
\ dent's message or disappointed be
cause of its tenor. .Yet. we are told,
that stocks ' \u25a0 sold off ' 'several- points.
. To .be- sure, the message; contained the:
declaration^ that the law against trusts
would, be enforced as it' is written andy
interpreted' ;by the courts and this' an
nouncement r may have assumed V- some {
extrinsic emphasis' by reason of ;the\simul- :':'
tahepus' action taken by the administration 1
to break up 4he bathtub trust. .
If it is true that: large financial interests
are alarmed by a promise that the law will
be ehforcedthe chief significance of this
state of. mind might seem to be the, evidence
it affords of a giiilty conscience.
..Mr.. Taft is not extreme^in' his views of
this question and his policy .in • this rela
tion has been confined to the prosecution .
of those trusts which are -accused of em
ploying . fraudulent, or; oppressive methods.
It is intimated fur ther that the financial
interests are not pleased with the proposal
to make a physical- valuation of the rail
roads. The only objection in this regard
that: could occur to such;' interests is that =
an honest valuation of the roads might dis- :
close a considerable amount of fictitious
capitalization. If the capitalization is sub
stantially genuine aiid honest it is not clear
why objection should be raised. If, on the
other hand, the stock is * largely water, the
people who use the roads should not be
compelled to pay interest on a paper debt
representing nothing".
The message in part is a somewhat tin^d'
document. It does not recommend ( any
extensive program ' \u25a0\u25a0{. of legislation: -The
tariff is not touched except in the
way of exposition of results and a moderator
commendation of the plan 'to' submit ''the
schedules to the examination of a non
political commission. The most important
proposition advanced' by the president in
this regard is that" the several schedules ,
should be taken up by congress one at a.
fusion, ho little aggravated by the conflict of jurisdictions that may
or may not be guided as to their action by the same considerations
of law and equity. " '
' A TRl !^^ example of the policy ol grab in relation to the
/A exploitation of natural resources is found in the claim advanced
by H. V. Gates to-the most valuable water, power site on the
-.\u25a0\u25a0 Pit river in Shasta county. .Gates- located a
building stone claim at. the big bend, on- the
Pit. The land" office now decides that the
claim is fraudulent 'in the sense that the land
_ was not properly classified as chiefly useful
for the production; of building stone. The rear purpose of the loca
tion was, of course, for use as a power site, and to that end Gates
had appropriated 250,000 inches of water, rwhich he proposed to
carry through a tunnel in order to get the necessary fair for manu
facturing power. V
What Gates wanted to do has been done successfully .'• in = hun-;
dreds of cases in. California, and if he had tried it ten years ago
there is little doubt that his claim would have been allowed. That
is to say, he Would have acquired a property worth a vast sum of
money Jor a nominal price. He failed because the effect of the
conservation movement, has been to makefile land office look more
closejy into these claims. But further legislation on a compre
hensive plan for conservation is much needed to safeguard the
public interests.
Defeat of a
Typical Water
Power Grab
GOSSIP OF RAILWAY MEN .
((\TT7HAT did you go out for?"
\A/ asked a friend of Max Pod-,
\u25a0 ..-lech, cashier,, in' the city ticket
office of the Santa Fe, as Max was re
turning to his seat at the Orpheum last
Sunday evening:
"Went out to get a postage stamp,"
replied Max.
"Did you put it on a letter?'
/ "Sure." . ' L . . '
"Since when did the government- be-,
gin using that flavor in the mucilage
it places on the stamps?"
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_ J. W. Mulhern, of tne
Western Pacific, with headquarters at
Sacramento, was .in the city -yesterday.
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The tentative itinerary of the special
train of California conductors, who, will
go •to .the annual convention of the
order of railway! conductors |;in;?May,
1911, at Jacksonville, ;Fla.,J has beeh;ar
ranged ; by : C E. Baughman'.and'iF.^P.
Cox, chairman j and secretary,'^ respect
ively, f of : the transportations committee.
It', is.; planned * to : v go; straight *i through,
over; the Sunset route of •> the '} Southern :
Paclfic^stops being, made" iniTexas/-. New
Mexico, \u25a0; old Mexico; and : New f Orleans
on the way. . J^ps|B
Longer stops will: he made on : the
return : trip and \u25a0\u25a0 every"- member of ; the
special train will "be givenf an .oppor
tunity of .Visiting :Washirigtoni.D.!C. : :
Philadelphia, "New .^Tork,. Boston ; and
Niagara,, returning; to '•, this- city^th rough
the northern 1 states; and British Colum
bia. fSBB/^l^^^^^M^'- ' " '' ;
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\u25a0'/.:• John J. Byrne, . assistant ' passenger
traffic ; manager :of = thef Santa Fe, with
office ]•\u25a0 at VLos*< Angeles, . is in the city
for-a few days: on a visit.
jMHe:/... ,'\u25a0;.\u25a0 .-•\u25a0;'.;•:'•\u25a0-. v .*,:'\u25a0 •\u25a0\u0084 \u25a0 ;...- ; -j'-. ."\u25a0>".
"G.W. Luce, general; freignt agent of
the : Southern Paciflo.-isj expected". to ; re
turn: today from . Chicago, " where/" he
hasc been --attending a; conference of
freight' ••: officials.;,
\\ k Thomas ; Finnegan,.; purchasing ; agent :
of * the itJnltedJ Railroads.i was (yesterday,"
elected 'a; dlrector/ofltheiTransportatlonl
club? succeeding; Ben Alf s,'. whose duties ;
time, butas this plan is poison to the stand
patters it is not in the least- likely to find
favor with the majority of the present;con
gress. .N6r ix isr that ;-bodyf likely , to .take
actipnin the wa}^ of •/ecoiioray- on (the -presi
dent ,'s recommendation ? that .the: expenses
\u25a0of collecting. the duties v-bev -be; cut down by the
\u25a0abolition : or. ; consolidation 'of superfluous
• customs districts: \u25a0 : . ; ; - . *
I: . Tiie ;i president's recommendations in
relation to " ; the ~ -conservation of natural
resources': are sound,' -but not new. Gener
speaking,"-/lie recommends the; leasing
system in -this regard and such will un
doubtedly be ! the ultimate settlements of
, this controversy, notwithstanding the fact
that a desperate effort will be made before
this congress : expires to throw everything
wide open for a grand and .final grab.
The president recommends that congress
should provide \u25a0money, to pay the debt-in
curred by the .gpve>nme,nt to' the; Southern
Pacific company for the work done, to
prevent overflow of the Colorado > river.
- This is a simple measure of justice for which
.provision should have been made long ago.
v, : The^president ? Sireco'nimendatipns* in re
• lation to civil ;.pensions scarcely, meet the
'/requirements \u25a0 of ; the ; situation.- *He' favors
the : Gillett bill, ..which substantially pro
vides that civil servants shall pay their own
pensions out of compulsory savings from
their salaries. This proposition might be
, just, if the salaries were higher than a
modest- scale of living demands. As a
matter, of fact the pay of government em
ployes Vis- barely sufficient to make ends
meet at -present prices for the necessaries
of life, f
Perliaps /the; most important conclusion
to be 'drawn: from the general tenor of the
message is that -the president does not ex
pect much in the way of positive action in
the few weeks of , life remaining for j this
congress. The message, although lengthy,
conveys the general impression of one who
is marking time without much hope . of- re
sults. :.f - ' \u25a0 \u25a0 *' ,;v- '::
require him to be in Los Angeles most
of . the time. Finnegan, . as'5 chairman
of the house committee, . has made, a
distinct success, and -the vote yesterday
for him was unanimous.
;' *''"- '; :..* •' \u25a0*.'.
V *-• Hall has been appointed a tray- j
cling. freight claim, agent of the Sunset
route at Houston, '\u25a0 Tex., : vice^ J. H. Gil
bert, resigned.-^ ' : - \u25a0 \
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.The Southern Pacific is building at its !
shops in Sacramento two lunch counter, j
car _ s > designed to ibe used on , passenger
trains, with a view -to giving "* all of !
the passengers. on a train more, demo
cratic facilities for satisfying hunger
while on the;; road;, than- are afforded,
by the ordinary dining car or . cafe
cars. The carj! will have vay kitchen;
though, in mostWespectsit will be more
like a lunch 7 counter than .: a i regular,
dining room; but -Instead of . highback
.revolvlng^stoqlsithe. car; will ;be = fitted
with highback? revolving; chairs?
-In connectioniwith the'announcemeht
jof cars fit ; Is learned- that::' the
Pacific at: present -feeds; 14,000 ,
people, a;day;on;lts£dining;cars;andfat
Jts ' * hotels. •:\u25a0•.'.-. The :lnumber> ; of meals \
S^7 ed ln ithe-dininglcars; in a year, is '
;\u25a0 2,750,000 ; ; on ;: the steamers of the com-
Pany, . i;ioo,ooo,;: and'; at* station \u25a0*\u25a0.\u25a0 res- -;
taurants, Vl.000.000:/ "The re- I
ceipts per meal are: about 65 -cents on |
dining, cars and \about ; 30: cents., on I
; steamers and \at J stations;,- ThY: number |
; of \u25a0 employes^ inHhis!department^isJl,2ooJj
The sannual ""expenses' amount! t6"?$i;000,
1000 1 f orVsuppliesv- $600,000jf or^wages and
JBOO.OOO^ for .'other /expenses, \u25a0'•including
\u25a0$12,000 V year '\u25a0'•for the c ; flawersj with
\ which "\u25a0 to * 'decorate the tables fof the
dining cars..;. •
The Streamer Ticket
. . A lot of. people are. complaining
that; they,, don't »get v their
•worth 7 from x this -railrbaU,'.' said one
'official. '.;, "X-r-,;^:-? -^ :v: .\u25a0.-:.-".':\u25a0.\u25a0" -'\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 :'--"- : /.V ;: y ;
; "Well," replied the pther,;"we'll^rem-'
edy that. We'll niake : a
yard » and : a > half i longer. "-—Washington '
Star. .
Answers to Queries
SLLLIVAN— Subscriber. Oakland. When and
where was Sullivan., the musical composer, born
and is he still • alive ? Oive a short sketch of
him and the names of . his principal operas.
Sir Arthur; Seymour- Sullivan, who
was knighted in ISS3, wasborn in Lon
don in May, 1542, and died in 1900. His
father was a military band leader. Be
fore he was 9 years of age he could
| play.; every instrument in the band. In
collaboratipn with W. S. Gilbert-he
composed the following: ' "Pinafore"
The Pirates of Penzance," • "Patience "
!!L olanthe '" "Yeoman .of, the Guard"
The Gondoliers," "The Prodigal Son."
, On Shore and Sea/: "The Light of the
uorld.. "Princess Ida," "The Martyr
of Antioch," "The Golden Legend," "The
Allkado," "Ruddigore" and ",'lvanhoe."
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wh^^^^~ T '!l! ie Catrrpbells. . Where and
wnat lb the Engadlne valley?
It is a famous -valley, in the canton
; of Grisons, Switzerland, having a length
of 50 miles along the banks -of the
Inn, from the foot of Mount" Maloja to
the. village of Martinsbruck. It is
divided into- two sections. The lower
section is wild and bleak, pent .up
within narow limits among the chills
and having a huge; barrier of glaciers
between it and Italy. The climate is
dismal, there being snow and frost in
July, and. there "is nine months of win
ter.". The upper valley ; is more- open
and has much fine meadow land.
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mni I '^? CC ~~ A ' '-' Clty " What ls "Pssteurizlng
v It Is a pr9cess of heating milk in
closed vessels to temp eratures , ranging
from ;65; 65 to SO degrees for a sufficient
time to -kill all organisms it may con
tain.
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\u25a0n* MAYOR— A- Subscriber,- Oakland. -What Is the
name \ of ; the mayor . of -Los« Angeles* and to what
party: does he belong?.:. . -
Alexander..; He,belongs to the
good- government' league and reform
force. . • : " * ;
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MISSION BELLS— Subscriber. City. From
, what .place wort-: tbp ; bells : brought that hang in
the. belfry of the Mission Dolores church?
'\u25a0• It' - ..is said that', they were brought
\u25a0 from Spain. , ,' : •
'"'--'i'~'r%-\ "- .... '*'; .'.'-*\u25a0 *; . ........
| "PROBLEMS — Subscriber, ;. Jackson.
! This i department .has . repeatedly an
j noanced,that;it does not, and-will : not;
[ solve problems. ' - ,\ ' '
Abe Martin
Two \ is .company:' an' three ! is ;rela
utives^iThjAingrredientsiused ln^makln'a
; good S resolution ; don' t^ cost j nothih'; an'
[ anything^that's^'-cheap* r soon i rub3^off.
Un cle Walt
The Po c t Philoso ph e rv
Where is the stately Mr. Grimes,, the noblest
man of modern times, whose apple soothes;. and
pleases? He surely is a cracker
jack: I'd like t to 'pat him on
the back, and hold him qn my
knees^s. I'd like to fold hini/tb
my breast, and say "Your apple
; is 'the best that ever grew and
ripened ; I think so much of you that I \yould share
with you my pumpkin pie^ my taxes, or my stipend."
Oh, let the good old name of Grimes be sounded by
the evening chimes, and blazoned on the hoarding;
his apple drives dull care away, and makes each.
heart seem light and gay, down here where I am T . — __ _
boarding. Oh, let the noble name of Grimes be ha^ded-dowp'tafutttre
times, embalmed 'in song and storyVhis apple" cheers,' inspires 'antf
thrills ; incites to splendid deeds, and fills our .boarding house >with
glory. "Twould be the foulest of all .crimes if .nevermore ;the name
of Grimes should be on earth paradedr.for he'has l brought.a new
delight— an apple that the gods would bite— and has old Burbahk
faded. Oh, Grimes, I lack the poet's speech, or I would tell you what a
peach you are, you dear old lummix! You've poured some balm upon
our smarts ; you've surely reached the people's hearts, and reached
them through their stomachs ! capTrubt.md.hr //v - dyi
. >. S«ort« Matthew Ad»m» f yne- ft V./ / I stjA&vt *
"GRIMES'
GOLDENS"
The Morning Chit-Chat
THERE Is a little new mother across the street from'
us, who; because she seems to all of us such a young
and helpless mite to have charge of another even
younger and more helpless mite, is the constant recipient:
of wise advice and suggestions and "how I did its'* from
all the mothers in the neighborhood.
Most of this she receives willingly — no, avidly
Bnt the other day she rebelled.
This is how it happened.
The lady who is born with a mania for, regulating
everyone's affairs came in to see the baby.
. She admired him enthusiastically enough to suit even
the little mother, and then she started to regulate. Had
she done it in the direct, frank way of the other mothers
there would have been no trouble at all, but instead she
went about it this way.
Addressing the baby: "So he was a buflum, buflum Ittie baby,, but why
didn't he tell his mother that she had his Ittie garters too tight so they drew
his ittie legs right up?" -/: .. :
"Oh, did he yawn, was he real sleepy? Bless, his little' heart. He mist
tell his mother that he needs a longer nap in the morning than she: gives
him." ' ' • '.
When she took her • departure after a half hour's conversation thickly
jeweled with modest pearls of Insinuated wisdom like the above, the little
mother came back from seeing her to the door with tightly shut lips and a
flame of resentment on her cheeks.
"Tell the lady next time she' comes! here that your mother wouldn't do
a thing she said, just because she said it all in such a silly, silly war.'*
she admonished the T>aby solemnly, and then in answer to my laugh, **)h
yes, I suppose I will, because she knows such a lot; but don't vott Late
hints?" . '
.. To which qVestion,- though I should call the suggestions of the lady
who. has a mania for regulating other people's affairs rather.too broad-for
hints, I was able togive a; warm afflrmative. '
Do you know anything more exasperating, for instance, than to have
someone with whom you have been talking ten minutes on the telephone
begin to hint that she Is going out that, evening instead of telling you
frankly the moment you called up. that she had an engagement and wouLH
rather you called up the nexf night, which you would have been entirely'
willing to do? |SR
To unnecessary, frankness in the speaking of disagreeable things I am
a most militant foe. » - •
But- to frankness and directness In the matter -of necessary facts/' as
opposed to. hints, I am as vigorous a friend. : •\u25a0•-.?
Commend me. for a friend to that kind of person wiio. never says a^dis
agreeable or critical thing unless It will do some good, and when he thinks
it will, says it frankly and plainijr instead, of hinting.
Tumbled
"Horace, my boy," said Mecaenas,
"why don't you write an ode in praise
of some particular brand of wine?"
"You, too, my -guide,; philosopher and
"friend!" exclaimed the poet. "Have you
begun 1 to mess up your rhetoric with
those twentieth century forms of
satire?" "f
Sad^ly he turned away, .for he could
not deny that In his cellar laya case of
choice FaJerriiah, and that a metrical
quid pro quo was about due on it — \u25a0
Chicago Tribune.;
The Silver Lining
One of. the Girls— They say Mr. Plug
ger is all-in and down -and out, but he
looks remarkably cheerful."
The Other— Who wouldn't in : hls
place? Nobo'Jy expects him.to buy any
Christmas presents this year!— Puck.
PERSONS IN THE NEW ST
JAMES SHEEHY, a , f ml t grower . and ; broker,
who is at the St. Francis, says the yearly out
put - of " apples in ; the WatsonTille district
amounts to 4.ooo "cars. The. chief output was In
pippins r and bellflowers. ' • Most of the pippins
; were shipped. to. England. .The crop Is valued
. at $2,175,000 and . ls '\u25a0 larger .than . the combined
crops ,of \u25a0 Oregon "and . 'Washington.'' In , three
years. Sheehy says. wbW the new trees will
haTe matured, the annual crop will reach 6,000
cars. " . - \
W. H. BROWNING >f Woodland. E. Jj. Dorgan
of 'DenTer and Charles McClaTe of New, Lon
don, 0.. are among the recent arrivals, at the
Stewart.
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PERCY HTJMBERT JR.,. who has mining' lnter
•ests'in Tuolnmne,' is "at the Fairmont. He will
.visit : his family, ; who are sojourning in Paris.
HARRY X. . MTLT.ETt, . a wholesale merchant .. of
..Philadelphia/ and ..Mrs. -Miller . are at ; the
: - ". Union ! Square on their way , to the * orient
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GHTORI> : X. : STMMONDS, ?*-.. manufacturer of
\u25a0 'saws' and knives of » Fltchburg, .Mass.'. Is
among the recent! arrivals at ' the Palace.
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JOHN J. BYRNE, passenger .traffic
of 'the. Santa Fe at Los Angeles. Is
; at the St. ; Francis with Mrs. Byrne.
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H. ,V. \V. BEAN, cashier iof \ the.. Scandlnavlan
;'Amerlcan bank, of .Seattle, ; fs,ln town on busi
ness and Is staying : at the'' Palace.
H. E. RANDALL, manager of } the--' St. Helena
sanatorium, ' St.'; Helena;" is at \ the Stanford/ 1 \u25a0
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J.tE. iDOOLY, a businessman^ of .Salt. Lake, is
registered at the*Palac.e with MrsV Dooly. i
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M. F. TOOKEY,* a prominent fruit grower ©f
Fresno, Is registered'at tha Union Square.
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A.' W.: COLLINS,, a real Restate 'man from Red
wood City/ is at! the '\u25a0 Stanford. -".
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T. L. ENRIGHT,' a* merchant of r Sacramento, -Is
staying at the St. Fraadi^^^^^ _^
" DECEMBERS, lOiQ
The Market Place
There, strode a Bedouin thronsrti the market place.
A frown like some archanjrers on his face
And as the. ' merchants spread their richest
. ware, . .- \u25a0 ,
Their silTer: woofs and gold, their jeweled lace
_ Their gems of Samarkand, and perfumes ra'rP
AQ '^lne^'* 131111 * th V *i ' * nd \u25a0*"-"- d * U
"MSto^STHf^ W « ri * T «^y ft-«= Cashmere:
Yet sinee*no trinket, pearl, nor Te<tarp-Xms
Of worth for' her whom tfou dm hJld «"t dear
wLr?£ hard^ *»ttle booth of dreams.
b b V*) n f 8L entle s«lbe of Persia writes
Such fond gbazals a»J>rln X the heart delight*."
*J? aad " ntard case unrolled: _
s ™f. u . i( ; to taes* she ha^h In heaps untold '
Eas?;~* Om ", Wit . Ch f " S< % «*?««•• from -the'
WJth speUsfor sal^fo'r .good Tufltelan gnWr'-^. ' "'
PldeT "Lay beneath- her feet'thy
'Tis with the m**f of heart that 10-rearsd \llaii
bide." -Thomas Walsn In the BeUrca.,
a. C. A. PETESSOK of Honolulu U at the St.
Francis. Peterson disposed - of. bis rich island
interests three years ago and has sine» or S au
ized a syndicate «ontrailinjr thonsanda of
«ere* la the states of Chlhnalraa and Sonora.
mm., rich in minerals. Umber and waterpower
Mtes. His career has been spectacular anrf
it Is now said that he 1» on the way to a<
cmnnlatlng a new fortmie.
E-^E. KLSraETT," Mr. aad^frs' f. R Tonnff'an-1
Paul Compton. mate tip a party of L<» 'Angles
residents- sttylnj at th«Maax. /
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A. N. HARaiS, a real estate broker/and insiir
anceman -of Newport. Wasb. 4 Is .maklnj. the
Argonaut his headquarters."" - - A -.»-
C '/" C0BIrR1I « Proprietor of ageneral merchan- '
dlse store at Pescadero, and Mrs. Cobnra are
guests at' the Arsonaat.
GENERAL. CHARLES "WAXaEST of Batte. who
. has mining Interests In Tonopah, Is registered
at the St. Francts. • '* :; .
J. E.,GALBSAITH^ wljo tas larg© shipping ln-
I terests'ln Seattle, . fa at the Palace with >Irs.
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W. J. DICKEY, a banker. of Fresno, 1» at the
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J.;EPLEE,-.a capitalist from ' Seattle, aad Mrs.
Epler are at the Tttrpfn.
WILFKED a CXAaKsbil afßimpa. Fla.; U. a
guest at the Fairmont. Wlf
MRS.; li B. BAHSOTT, a tourist tram, tbe' east,
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A. C. DTTNBAR. a mining man from 3Jarptgg\W'
at the .Tuipln. \u25a0 ' • .-- . . .jr
\u25a0 F.r . 3. . 4 HOXA3T - from - Sargent. - Cat.; to ' «t * the*
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