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Lane's the Man of the
West for Wilson Cabinet
IX justice to the nation that has called him to its headship, to the
west, as such, and to himself, President elect Wilson should
select a Pacific coast man for his cabinet council.
Confident of his good intent and as an earnest of its desire to aid
in the realization of his plans for the benefit of the whole people, the
west offers the president elect for that post its biggest and most
useful democrat, Franklin K. Lane.
Adequate legislative representation for every section is recog
nised as essential to realization of the theory underlying the repub
lican form of government. The fullest realization of that beneficent
theory must be contingent upon like representation in the executive
branch of the government.
The president serves and speaks for the nation as a whole. He
may best serve and best equip himself to speak for the whole people
by choosing his chief advisers from the several grand divisions of the
country, as widely separated in natural problems as they are closely
knit in unity of national hope and purpose.
His cabinet should be representative—composed of men trained
not only in the science of government and analysis of policy, but
competent to voice the views of the people they are calied to serve.
The building of the new west has developed and is developing a
multiplicity of problems, national and international. In the solution
of these problems the west is entitled to an intelligent voice. With
iout the counsel and understanding of a western man these problems
invite determination to the detriment of the west and inexcusable
cost to the nation.
Franklin K. Lane knows the people of the west and their prob
lems as no man in official life knows them. His is the knowledge of
inheritance, richly augmented by the efforts of a life of genuine
He knows the west's problems of land and water, of irrigation
and reclamation. He knows as no other knows the transportation
handicaps the producer and shipper of the west have been compelled
to overcome. His was the hand that pulled down some of those
Lane knows as no eastern man knows the depths of the ever
present oriental immigration problem. He can bring the understand
ing of the west and the most intimate knowledge of western possi
bilities to bear upon the European immigration question that for the
■ first time will become a factor in the life of the Pacific coast during
President Wilson's administration.
Frank Lane's work has equipped him as no other man is equipped
to appreciate and cope with the problems peculiar to the west that
will be born of the opening of the Panama canal and which inevitably
must go to the executive for determination.
President elect Wilson is known as a stanch advocate of repre
sentative government. He can best exemplify his loyalty to the cause
of genuine representative government by inviting into his cabinet
Frank Lane, the representative democrat of the west.
[ ii\ A TE want to send* coffee, |cocoanuts and leather'to
\l l/ and in exchange we will import California wines, fruits and
" \ many other products," is the declaration of Count Candido
- ~— } Mendes de Almeida, one of the party of Bra
zilians now visiting in San Francisco.
California should'reply, and does in spirit:
"We want to send wines, fruits and sundry
. I products to Brazil, and in exchange we will
j import coffee, cocoanuts and leather."
That is fair enough.
\ ' Two things are needed to consummate the bargain—the com
l pletion of the Panama canal and \ the operation of a steamship line
\ between San Francisco and other California ports and Rio de Janeiro.
The Panama canal is soon to be placed in operation. . How about
the steamship line?
Under the canal toll laws and the acts of congress vessels plying
between American and foreign ports must compete through the canal
on a basis with foreign vessels. " That might deter the immediate
I inauguration of an American line, as the American shipping men find
it difficult, with subsidies, to compete with foreign bottoms, but there
must be found a way to < link California with the eastern coast of
] South America, the empire that is developing into world's promi
. nence, the great region of splendid cities and wonderful productive
ness which wants our fruits and our wines, which wants to sell us
its coffee and leather—a region which has what we want and wants
what we have. . ■; . .'.
Why not a California-Brazil shipping line?
How to Link
FOR the purpose of "putting the pins under Eddie Peterson" the
"Even Break society" was easily established by The Call. It
accomplished its object in a day or two, raising more than the
—j $200 necessary to purchase artificial legs for
the legless newsboy whose brave fight for a
living was made under pathetic circumstances.
Xow Eddie Peterson will have his "even break"
! with the world —he can stand on his two prac
tical legs. Those who helped him so cheerfully by sending their con
tributions, big and little, to The Call are the better off for what they
did, and for Eddie Peterson the world is changed. His eyes are now
on a level with the eyes of other men. He has his "pins" under him.
It was all done by the "Even Break society."
The Call's "Even Break society" has no insignia but a cheerful
smile, no password but "Put me down for this—and don't mention
my name," no ritual but the dictates of a good heart. But it has
been incorporated under the laws of human sympathy. Its members
are the "minute men" of .rood will.
That is all there is to the "Even Break society." But it has
changed the face of the world for one newsboy.
At any time there may be found some other person whose world
could be rectified as easily, whose "even break" could come as
The Call's "Even Break society" will always exist, as long as
there are good hearts in # the world, and that will be as long as the
\ £RS- SARAH B. COOPER knew that the children of the poor
V I necf * ec * tne brightness and light of the "children's garden,"—
*»* r.he "kindergarten"—more than did the children of the well to
' do. She was a San Francisco woman, a philan
thropist interested in all progressive ideals of
education, religion and charity.
She saw that there were many private kin
, . I dergartens in San Francisco, but the charges
for them were more than poor parents could afford. So she organized
a system of free kindergartens, located'in the poorer districts of the
city and welcomed into them the little ones who had been strangers
to the bright devices of the "children's garden," the pretty books, the
gay songs and many surprises of Froebel's delightful scheme.
Mrs. Sarah Cooper was the first to plant the free kindergarten
in San Francisco. She has been dead sixteen years, but the memory
of such a woman is enduring. Now her friends and admirers, those
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who*shared in the benefits which her philanthropy extended, are
uniting in a movement to have her work and her goodness recorded
permanently in the city in which she lived.
Raphael Weill is in charge of the fund that is being raised to
erect a monument in honor of Mrs. Cooper, and the responses that
will come from the admirers of the noble woman's work will mean
that soon her memory will be honored by a monument and the city
will be honored by its,recognition of her great service to all good
causes and to the best cause, that of children.
TT is recognized military doctrine that audacity wins wars. It was
1 the audacity of the Japanese that inspired them to strike the first
•*■ blow at Port Arthur and to follow that up with a series of equally
The Balkan allies appear to have out-
Japped the Japanese. Their campaign from
start to finish has been one of audacity, and it
has uniformly won.
But there is more to come. If we are to believe some stealthy
rumors that have reached this country, the Balkan allies do not pro
pose to go to the trouble or expense of building a navy. True, there
is a nucleus of a navy in that of Greece, but it is not big enough.
Besides, it is entirely Greek. The Slav members of the alliance that
»done for the Turk want a navy of their own. Their ambition to
ess an Adriatic seaboard and seaports, even if gratified, would
unt to little without a navy to protect them.
According to the story now being whispered, even as far off as
this Pacific coast of the United States, the Slavs are planning to get
Kry fair navy ready made, a navy built, armed and manned with
ed men. The plan is nothing else than the acquirement of the
It is pointed out that the Austrian navy is largely officered and
principally manned by Slavs*—men from Croatia-Slavonia and other
districts of Austria-Hungary of which the population is overwhelm
ingly Slav6nian. Should Austria persist in her opposition to Slav
E:ssion of Albania and the Adriatic coast a revolt of her navy is
dered within the possibilities. Should it take place, why, say
lavs, should the rebels not hoist the flag of Servia, or the flag of
a Balkan confederacy, and report for duty to the Balkan leaders?
Audacious, yes; but audacity wins wars. The best of it is that
the Balkan fighters are confident that the plan will succeed. It seems
preposterous, but stranger things have happened in the history of
the world, and it is not more preposterous than the overthrow of
Turkey by four little nations seemed a few months ago.
Get a Navy
1 1 1 HE California nurseryman is the father of the state's horti-
I cultural wealth. He starts the childling on its way, and while
A he does not see the twig that he bends incline into the mature
1 tree, his care first nurtured it and his skill first.
gave its growth that impetus which makes it
the marvel tree of America. His garden is
the real kindergarten, his "kinder" are the tree
The California Association of Nurserymen has just concluded
its annual convention at Oakland, and the resolutions adopted by
that organization should be given serious consideration by the people
and the legislative officers of the state, realizing, as they must, the
important function of the nurserymen in California, where the chief
industry is agriculture and its chief branch is horticulture.
It was recommended by the association that the law regarding
inspection and intrastate shipment of nursery products be changed.
Under the present law each of the fifty-eight counties in California
is a separate quarantine district, with power to make its own restric
tion on shipments of the trees and fruits of every other county.
Some counties refuse, through what might seem official caprice, to
accept the shipments of another county. While there should be
strict inspection and rigid quarantine when necessary, the complica
tions as between the counties have imposed a hardship on nursery
men who deal at large throughout the state.
It is recommended by the nurserymen's associations that a state
inspection law be passed, which, while it may divide the state into
districts for the better enforcement of regulations, yet would have a
uniform system of inspection. This, while protecting the growers
from the spread of pests, would facilitate intrastate business.
It is a cause for congratulation to the horticultural interests of
the state that the nurserymen decided to affiliate with the California
Fruit Growers' association. The interests of the two bodies are
close and their relations should be ploser -^
Father of All
Keep It Rolling!
Author of "At Good Old Slwash."
UTAH is a large tract of reformed
desert land located around the
largest collection of brine in the
world and surrounded by more desert
on all sides. When discovered it was
very lonely and was avoided by the
coyotes because of its climate and
lack of shade. But man has improved
Utah until she blooms with roses and
raises enough grain to feed herself in
spite of the fact that she exceeded the
speed limit for many years in raising
• Utah was not intended for human
residence any more than Texas was,
but when the Mormons located there
in 1847 they were too tired to go on,
and besides the country had been get
ting steadily worse for 500 miles. So
they borrowed all the rivers in the
vicinity and turned them on to the
desert. Water a stock and it will pro
duce automobiles, private yachts and
congressional Investigations. Water a
desert and it will produce bumper
crops. In the spring the Utah farmer
chases a river over his land and In the
summer he piles dust over the grouad
and waits for the harvest. Dry farm
ing is very successful in Utah, and Is
not as exasperating as dry farming in
Utah is famous for Its Mormons,
who have built great churches and
Industries, and who work together in
politics better than Tammany hall.
Politics in Utah doesn't concern itself
with the tariff. The only Issue is the
Mormon vote, and it takes pretty good
bait nowadays to catch it.
Utah is also famous for its great Salt
Lake, across which the Southern Pacific
has built the longest bridge In the
(Copyright, 1912. by Qe
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
GEORGE T. RQLLEY, senator of Eureka,
and a practicing attorney; W. T. Wilson of
Los Angeles, C. L. Minkler and H. P. Br&ndes
, of Portland and George X. Fleming, a real
eßtate operator of Sacramento, make ap a
group of recent arrivals at the Stewart.
.at M M
T. SCHNETDERMANN, a planter of Samoa, is
at the St. Francis. He has been visiting his
home In Germany, and is on way back to the
islands, where he has been in business for th#
last seven years.
M. 8. MALLORY of Seattle and Mra. Mallory,
A. L. Farish of Woodland, C. L. Glass of
I'lttsburg and George W. Graham of Sydney,
Australia, are among yesterday's arrival* at
* * *
WILLIAM ANGUS, manager and secretary of the
United States, Liquid Air and Oxygen com
pany, is at the St. Francis, registered from
* * *
I. P. BOGAN, a capitalist who makes his home
in Salt Lake and Los Angeles, is at the St.
Francis with Mrs. Bogan.
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0. P. NORWALL, a manufacturer of wooden
tanks and pumps at Fort Bragg, Cat., is a
guest at the Argonaut.
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XL A. JABTRO, a well kn»wn rancher, oil oper
ator and democratic politician of Fresno, Is
at the Palace.
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CHARLES MERXELEY, a dealer in real estate
at Sacramento, is registered at the Argonaut.
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WILLIAM R. CUSHMAN, a merchant of San
Diego, and Mrs. Cuahman are at the Argonaut.
* * *
A, C. STREITWOLF, an attorney of Tew Bruns
wick, N. 3-, is a guest at the St. Francis.
E. R. CARRINGTON THIEL of Montreal it
among the recent arrivals at the Palace.
* * *
E. A. WETWETTIG, a Sacramento real estate
man, is among the arrivals at the Sutter.
MRS. G. BTJTTEBFIELD and Miss Bertha Brown
of Seattle are registered at the Baldwin.
STATE SENATOR P. L. FLANAGAN of Reno is
at the Palace with Mrs. Flanagan.
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J. M. JAMESON, a well known oil operate* of
BakersSeld, ia at the Argonaut. .__
By the POET PHILOSOPHER
PEOPLE dodge old Dad McGlory as
they caracole and sing, for he al
ways has a story that he's suffering
to spring; and his tales are always
dreary, so they make his hearers weary
and they wish him in Sibery with his
anecdotal string. People dodge old
Billy Biddle when he looms up in
their view, for he always has a riddle
that he wants an answer to; and his
riddles are as hoary as the yarns of
Dad McQflory, ,and from Boston to
Empory people seeing him cry, "Shoo!"
People dodge old Huckleberry as
around the town they whiz; for his
stories never vary—they are of his
rheumatiz; oh, he always is complain
ing how he suffers when it's raining,
how his tortured thews are straining
when the wintry blizzards blla. People
dodge old Sarah Twister, for she gives
them all an ache; she's a tiresome,
shrieking sister, batty on the suffrage
fake; wearing out her vocal features
she is lecturing the bleachers on the
rights of female creatures when she
should stay home and bake. People
dodge old Peter Peddler; he's severely
left alone; for he is a chronic meddler
in affairs which aren't his own; he's
a rare old mischief maker, spreading
gossip by the acre, he's a bad old scan
dal raker, and his name makes people
Bits of Humor
The Railroads' Fault
"People are growing less sentimental
than they used to be."
"Yes," replied Mr. Dustin Stax. "and
I suppose that is the fault of the rail
roads, too. If we held trains till
everybody got through bidding fond
farewells we'd never run on schedule.'"
"Snaggs is a most eccentric chap!"
"Sure! He has named his place Pine
"Well, what of it?"
"Why, he has pine trees and a ter
race!"— Judge's Library.
"Was your daughter's musical edu
cation a profitable venture?"
"You bet! I bought the houses on
either side of us at half their value." —
"Exceeded the speed limit for many
years in raising families."
world. The state has handsome moun
tain bridges, natural bridges, which are
tall enough to let the Singer building
pass under without raising the draw,
and liberal deposits of gold and sil
ver. It has several great mines and a
number of railroads in good working
order, but not enough to congest It
with population. It has 315,000 people,
of whom about half pay one-tenth of
their income to the Mormon church
and do not make as much fuss about
it as the ordinary man when he pays
$11.43 in taxes.
.Utah became a state in 1896, at
which time the Mormons agreed to
marry with moderation and restraint.
Salt Lake City, an enormous little citj
of 100,000 people, is its capital, and
Ogden is the only other settlement
visible from a fast train,
eorge Matthew Adams)
C. 0. POOLE, an electrical engineer of Los
Angeles; H. R. Day. who is associated with
the Nevada-California Power company, and
G. H. Palm, a Journalist of the southern city,
make up a group of recent arrivals at the St.
* # *
VICTOR RODITI, a banker of Paris, is at the
Palace. This is his first visit to San Francisco
since the fire, and he expresses himself greatly
pleased with the wonderful reconstruction of
a m .jj.
COLONEL D. 0. COLLIER, president of the
San Diego Exposition company, arrived from
the south yesterday with Mrs. Collier. They
have apartments at the Palace.
* * *
J. JT. WATSON and Mra. Watson of Peoria. Ills.,
and J. S. Arneson and G. B. Barnes of St.
Paul have apartments at the St. Francis.
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W. E. GERBER, a banker of Sacramento, and
D. A. Carmichael, a real estate man of the
same city, are guests at the Palace.
* * *
C. T. WIGGINS, a fruit grower and packer of
Lathrop. Is a recent arrival at the Argonaut.
He is accompanied by his too.
* * *
GEORGE A. BARLETT, former congressman of
Nevada, who is bow engaged in the practice of
law, is a guest at the Palace.
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ARCHIBALD M. L, DU PONT of Delaware is at
the Palace with Mrs. Dv Pont.
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A, M. POWELL, a mining man of Taidez,
Alaska, is at the Stanford.
* * *
GEORGE S. BARRETT, a Judge of Bedondo
Bcacu, is at the Stanford.
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A. G. BALLOU, wife and daughter of Fairmont,
Minn,, arc at the Turpia.
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D. 6. SMITH, an automobile man of Crows
Landing, is at the Dale.
** * .
r. E. BT/CKHOLZ, a Merced merchant, is regis
tered at the Batter.
a.' ' *t•' i Mj
THOMAS H. THOMPSON, a Tulare rancher, I*
at the Sutter.
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ROBERT BRITT of Chicago is a guest at the
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3EORGE C. ALLEN, a Chic© capitalist, ia at tha,
NOVEMBER 16, 1912
IN the days when
with the gentle
we wrested from
the placid bosom of
a dead language
the beautiful story
of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece,
Here, in the vernacular —or there
abouts—is a ferry tale that, if it had
been of earlier birth, might have fur
nished the late P. Ovidiua Naso with
the subject for an immortal poem.
"Helen's quest for the Pumpkin Pie"
would be an appropriate title 'or this
modern version of an ancient fairy
Helen—which Is not her name—«
crossed the bay about a month ago on
a Key Route steamer. It was the
luncheon hour and she was hungry.
It was not until she had finished her
dessert that she realized that the
pumpkin pie with which she had con
cluded her meal had been made ft?
a cook with a soul. It was real
pumpkin pie and Helen knew it,» for
sue came from a part of the land
where the fruit of the cucurbitaceouß
vine is one of the household gods.
"That's the best pun'kin pie I've
tasted since I came west," she tolct
the waiter as she settled her bill.
"Where do you get it?"
"Don't know exactly, ma'am, 1 * ha re
plied, "but I believe some woraanl
makes the pun'kin and apple pies tor
this boat. I heard she did."
A deck hand said "All ashore" about
this time and Helen had to "beat it."
The memory of that pie lingered]
with her and It was with some regret
that she realized her neglect to note
the name of the boat on which it had
been served. She has been looking
for that boat ever since. She has made
inquiries at the Key Route's commis
sary department and has sampled more
kinds of pumpkin pie than she knew
existed. She has spent her time and
pin money on ferry fares and pumpkin
pies. She has interviewed waiters and
stewards, but up to date she has failed
to get on the track of that real
Thanksgiving Is coming and «he
wants to meet the artist that built that
first pie. Through this column she asks
you commuters who have an apprecia
tion for, proper pumpkin pie to aid
her in her search. She concludes with
this pathetic plea:
. "And won't you please ask the Key
Route people to get out a pi* schedule
and publish it? Their pies are all good,
but that pumpkin pie was an Indescrib
able delight and I must find out where
it came from."
Any information that will enable
Helen to get a second helping of that
pie will be appreciated.
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Talking about the Golden Fleece.
dead languages and elusive pumpktft
pies reminds me that I heard some
high school girls on a ferry the other
day tell how they had disciplined a
Latin teacher with a penchant for
making puns and cracking jokes. As
a rule pupils are willing to tolerate a
little levity on the part of a teacher,
but this particular one seems to have
offended by his lack of versatility. He
made the same puns and the same
jokes over and over again. The cure,
it seems, was administered the other
day and was believed to have been
When he entered the classroom the
other afternoon he found every scholar
apparently in a sound sleep. They
were sleeping In perfectly respectful
attitudes and there was no snoring. But
they were simulating sleep just the
He rapped sharply on his desk.
"Young ladies and young gentle
men," he said in a surprised tone, "we
must have attention, If you please."
Quietly and without stir eyes opened
and the lesson began. It had not pro
ceeded far before the teacher found
the inspiration for a pun. He turned
it loose. The usual laugh was missing
and when he looked up to see why he
found the entire class asleep.
He rapped on the desk and secured
attention again. He got real attention
as long as he attended to business, but
every time he Indulged in joke or pun
the class relapsed Into sleep.
"It took six sleeps to wake him up,"
said one of the girls, "but he got wise,
all right, and I guess he won't spring
any more chestnuts on our class."
Which —whatever may be said for tha
diction —was probably the truth.
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A correspondent writes to ask why
Tom Pheby doesn't travel on the lower
deck any more and enlighten his fel
low travelers on the political situation.
Pheby, my correspondent says, conceded
months ago that the colonel would
carry California by 30,000 plurality. He
proved it by unanswerable arguments
with which he armed all who would
listen or were unable to escape. For
some reason, since the election, he hag
shunned the lower deck and his frienda
want to know why.
I can only suggest that the air is
probably better on the upper deck and
that perhaps the election results had
something to do with it. It Is possible,
too, that he realizes that yoti fellows
that travel on the lower deck have not
the delicate perception necessary to
distinguish between a moral victory,
and a mere election.
Mrs. Ashbury Gunn is peelln' terma
ters at th' cannery tho* married. Live
Ho you kin go t' tV the-ater without
i your neighbor mad.