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"San Francisco-Make It Known, ,, The New Slogan
SPRUE MAKES
PLEA FAIR PLAY
FOR RAILROADS
Southern Pacific Spends
More in San Francisco
Than It Receives From
City, He Says
Jubilee banquet that had .as its whole
hearted inspiration the good of the
city at large.
these forces . are the individual
members of the San Francisco Cham
ber of Commerce, who were brought
together a little more than a year ago
<o werk in unison and harmony for the
betterment of all. night was the
occasion of the second annual banquet
of the rcorgnnized body, and more than
700 of the most prominent business and
professional men of the city turned out
to celebrate the passing of the first
milestone.
Never in the history of San-Fran
cisco was there a more natural, spon
taneous demonstration of the depth of
civic patriotism than occurred last
night, when the bankers, lawyers, mer
chants, shippers and railroad officials,
whose common Interest Is the growth
and prosperity of the city, came to
gether and realized how much actually
has been done within the year.
"San Francisco—Make It Known,'"
was the subject of the evening, and
things were made known at the ban
quet, directly by the speakers and
through printed literature compiled by
the chamber, that suddenly made every
man present more proud and appreci
ative of his city than ever he was
before. It was shown in a hundred
ways that the city by the Golden gate,
■while great already, is only a promise
for the future. Make that fact known,
declared the speakers, and the promise
will be fulfilled.
Thus the banquet was a broad edu
cation In civic patriotism. San Fran
ciscans learning, many of them for the
first time, those facts about their city
that each one of them will be instru
mental in making: known to the world
hereafter. By each plate was the printed
motto of a member of the Chamber of
Commerce that expressed the spirit of
the evening so faithfully that it was
accepted universally by the banqueters
as a solemn pledge.
"From this time on," ran the
motto, "I will talk to my friend*
and visitor* whim I meet of my.
city's advantages, and not Ite dis
ndvnntaices. I will Impress them
with the good things, the folic
thing", San Francisco had done and
1* dulse, Instead of the things not
ret done, for by so dolog I shall
be rendering: a service to my dty. w
Seven hundred men, recognizing the
truth of that creed, folded it to their
hearts with a resolve to observe It In
letter and spirit, then arose and %ang
over and over again with a fervor that
was almost religious the refrain from
one of the special songs of the evening.
"And a great-er San Fran-cin-cp —
"Now and ever—San Pran-cis-co."
Many means were adopted to "rtjake
It known" —the greatnese, presentJ*nd
future, of San Francisco. Four speak
ers, viewing the subject from widely
different angles, "made it known" that
through co-operation, justice, business
sense, advertising and loyalty the
prosperity of San Francisco can be
boundless.
"MOVIES" TEL,I, THE TALK
Moving pictures "made it known"
that work on the Panama-Pacific ex
position is moving rapidly toward a
successful opening day that will as
tonish the world.
Booklets filled with graphic facts,
statistics and photographs "made it
known" that the progress of the last
year in i?an Francisco is a certain
assurance of what the future will
bring.
A special "extra" edition of The Call,
devoted exclusively to the Chamber of
Commerce birthday and extending con
gratulations on the achievements of the
year, was distributed during the even
ing, and better than anything else,
"made it known" to the gathering of
loyal San Franciscans what part the
Chamber of Commerce is playing in the
upbuilding of the new San Francisco.
The "extra" attracted widespread at
tention, and brought forth many ex
pressions of praise for The Call's en
terprise.
And above all these, the deep enthu
siasm of ihe gathering "made it
known" that the city can count on the
best efforts of every member of the
great Chamber of Commerce in fur
thering its interests.
President M. H. Robbins Jr. presided
at the banquet, seated between Major
Rolph and President William Fproule
of the Southern Pacific, who one
of the principal speakers. In his open-
Ing address Robbins dwelt brietly on
the happy results directly traceable to
the amalgamation of the old Chamber
of Commerce, the Downtown associa
tion, the Merchants' association and
the Merchants' exchange, into the new
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce,
which took place in the fall of 1911.
• Unity, decision, one plan and one
Etraightforwafd line of execution have
made for the prosperity of San Fran
cisco," was the way he summed up the
work of the year.
Robbine spoke soon after the ban
queters took their seats;
courses there were moving pictures of
the exposition under the direction of
Louis Levy of the exposition company,
and songs in which every one took
part. Charles Lloyd led the singing,
and in response to the applause went
to the orchestra balcony and sang
Kipling's "M»ndalay."
Kach of the three speakers intro
duced by president Kobbin* Jiad a
definite, forceful message for the audi
pnee. William Sproule. head -of the
Southern Pacific system, and noted ac
one of the most astute railway execu
tives in the country, was first, speak
ing on the subject of San Francisco's
trade relations.
it was President Sprpu}e'a first pub
.dress since coming to San Fran
cisco, and he talked with solid facts
and figures. His was a plead for co
operation and business , partnership be
tween the community of San Francisco
and the railway company.
Charles X- Field, editor of Sunset
magazine, talked directly to the subject
of,the evening, "San Francisco —-Make
It Known," telling how it could be
made known to the world in a way
that -would bring the world to San
Francisco.
The closing address was an eloquent
oration by Rev. F. Aked, pastor
of the First Congregational church,
on "Sin Francisco, the City of Our
Dreams."
p esults of unity
Jα shown by robbins
In Ms introductory jitidress M. H.
Robbins Jr., president ot the chamber,
taidr
"A year ago we celebrated a birth
4
begotten of the union of our ■μ-eat civic
bodies. Tonight it* is becoming that
we have a birthday feast to commemo-
rate one year of united work to pro
mote the commerce, industry and pub#
lie interests of San Francisco and the
Pacific coast.
"Commerce has come to be the mark
of civilisation. Our purpose is to act
and preach a gospel which means great
things for San Francisco, Juet as it
has meant great things for Cleveland,
Chicago and Boston.
'"Thero Is a great difference between
a desire and a* purpose. Why, you
know the old saying: 'Never wear
your wishbone your backbone
ought to be.' In that is the develop
ment of character in men or in organ
izations, and this organization saw
that early and has not hesitated in
taking a decided stand when convinced
that it was in the right.
"This is neither the time nor the
place for me to chronicle the multitude
of happenings in which the chamber
has had a large part during , the year—
all of that properly belongs in and Is
distributed with the president's an
nual report,
CITI'S INTEREST AWAKENED
"However, I wish to say that the
first thing undertaken was to awaken
In the chamber a civic consciousness,
and that has developed* enormously.
One year of existence has shown con*
cluelvely how firm a hold the plan of
united and systematic civic endeavor
has taken In the community.
"All the vital services »f the old
Merchants" association, including the
domestic trade extension trips, ftave
gone right along, y That extremely
active group—the Downtown associa
tion—has not ceased its work, but as
a committee of the Chamber of Com
merce it now speaks in downtown af
fairs with the authority of the city's
great central civic body.
"The grain exchange business of the
old Merchants' Exchange continues un
abated, and the important work of
grain inspection, warehouse inspection
and commercial arbitration are now
discharged by committees of the cen
tral commercial authority of the city,
as they ought to be, and the wide ac
tivities of the old traffic bureau are
conducted under another branch of the
chamber.
"No obligations of the old Chamber
of Commerce of San Francisco have
been in any way slighted. On the con
trary, its most important function—
the promotion and care of commerce—
is being looked after today better
than ever, before through the .foreign
trade department which the chamber
has recently organized, and which Iβ
spreading a knowledge of the prod
ucts of. California and the commercial
facilities of San Francisco all over the
civilized Vorld.
PRESS AID PRAISED
"In all this and. more we have had
the generous co-operation of the San
Francisco press, which has realized
that the Chamber of Commerce news is
important news locally, and that siv
ing it publicity helps the whole city.
"Partly cause and partly an effect is
the increase in membership from 1,400
to 3,300.
"We have felt the full flush of youth
and are beginning , to fall into our
stride. Our formulative period, de
voted to matters of organization, is
well advanced, and we are now system
atically conducting the activities ours
by heredity, and there are being ini
tiated many new lines.
"Voluntary co-operation alone will
be productive of good, while forced co
operation fails therein. Ours is the
former and the result is that the
Chamber of Commerce has determined
for itself a status and position in this
community the influence Snd impor
tance of which can not be measured.
"I can not retrain from saying, how
ever, that there is still to be cultivated
a) different atmosphere in your minds
as to the chamber itself. It is run on
the just and simple principle of what is
right and what is wrong, and since it is
not influenced toward any one's advan
tage, but simply for the good of the
greatest number, it is your business not
to say, 'What is the Chamber of Com
merce doing?' but to inform yourself of
its activities and see what you can put
into it. If there is any particular work
you are interested in, suggest it and
offer your services, and then the work
will be creative,
UNITY IS ITRGED
"The one great need is for volunteers.
We have now the spirit of team work,
and whether we shall grow to the full
measure of our opportunities is a ques
tion- that you, as individual members,
must answer by the expression of your
willingness to work.
"Two hundred and seventy-three
thousand five hundred pieces of effect
ive literature—exclusive of the regular
publication, the Journal —at an expense
df only $3,100, have been distributed
with the object of enhancing the ap
preciation of San Francisco at home
and'abroad. (
"And now bear in mind that all this
work must be done by one organiza
tion. Napoleon fought in unite. He-let
his enemies divide. In one there is
strength, in many there is weakress.
Wfien you encounter opposition you
don't want to be divided, and you don't
want several organizations pulling dif
ferent ways. You want unity, decision,
one plan and one consistent straight
line of execution.
"The advantages we have gained
must not be sacrificed, or even jeop
ardized, by any private personal ambi
tions. The future of San Francisco *is
secure, will be a broader, finer,
more profitable future in every way
because-of the work of this organiza
tion."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1912.
Guests Assembled at Tables
List of Those at Great Dinner
Fol\ot»mg is a list of those n>ho attended the Chamber of Commerce dinner in the Palace hotel last night. The
names include the men tohose energy and loyalty have aided materially in making a greater San Francisco:
SPEAKERS , TABLE * •
S. Fred Hogue Col. Saml. L. Lemmon William Sproule lion. A. H. Glannlnl Willi am T. Resnon R. A. Crotner*
W. W. Chapln Ceptain Wβ. Mutson M. H. Robbins Jr. Charles K. Field Hon. J. B. de Frelta* Charles Lloyd
Charles S. Stantoo Dr.*Charle* F. Aked Hon. James Rolph Jr. Dr. Joba Loudon M. H. de Young ' JLoois Levy
TABLE A
Pr. Winslow Anderson B. N. Trobock O. Boldemann George C. Holberton George P. Edwards J. W. Newlean
John G. Jolly A. A. Bertl A. V. Fuson A. F. Hockenbeamer W. E. Zander George Towney
J. C. Cohen W. H. Meyer H. A. Gogglns W. S. Greenfield Dr. G. H. Boskowitt Oamille M&llhebuau
S. Federspiel Mark L. McDonald Jr. F. V. Keesllng 8. P. Ru«f>ell Col. C. H. Murphy John Berg<«e
B. G. Hamilton E. C. Merrltt A. H. Muller John V. Fllipplnl G. Garibaldi George Welch
R. I). Rossi U E. Wood William Herrmann A. W. Wilsoa J. Turola Charle* Mewmin
W. B. Longwil! A. W. Porter A. H. B. Schmidt R. B. Queen J. A. Walter*
John W. McCarthy Jr. C. K. Mcl rose John A. Brit ton George A. Cruz George U. Bocard*
TABLE B
Leter L. Mora* A. H. Flyna E. 3. Clprlco James Donnelly A. C Steven Guy C. Earl
A. J. Hill Clarence E. Mutto I). Beerman A. F. Cosgrove * B. J. Hantlngtem Edward Chamber*
A. B, C. Kslhorst A. P. Jacobs George C. Browne Frank A. Buss* Tom Dillon William H. LHtle
Joseph Martiu T. A. Graham Joseph B. Keenaa G. W. Luce Marshal Hal* Frank O. Stalltnan
Richard W. Oostcllo H. L. Day R. K. Malcolm Winfleld S. D»vi* ('. R, Johnson Bruce Heathcote
J. Charles Green W. J , . Martla S. W. Oilman Burt D. DaTle James K. Wilson A. J. McNieoll •
Frederick W. Peter* Joseph V. Costell« i". A. Day P. T. Hanson Charles SUllman Judge John F. Davi*
Fred H. Boggs A. W. Turpln N. L. Nelswn George N. O'Brien A. L. 81oseon Jr.
Alfred Holman C. L. Lmumeister Walter B. Webster A. G. Lochsinger Jr. H. P. Fessenden
F.. C. Prlber M. 8. JBlanchard F. L. Turpln John Caffrey F. W. Bradley
TABLE O
F. A. Week E. W. McOoonell Arthnr Oreen I. J. Trnman E. C. Honn • I. H. Morse
D. G. Davis Carles R. Green Joseph Tbieben Joseph B. Topllt* J. H. Harbour* W. G. Hyman
H. P. Goodman R. B. Miller Henry M. Landsbe'rger A. Rudgear T. A. Hays B. W. FTeer.
J. W. Mason William M. Moran David H. Bteiner Edward O. Malley Alex. Feidenhelmer Harry Dan*
l/ouis Lerlson Clarence J. Wttmore Alphonse Butter 1,. B. Johnson Harold Jacobs Eldridge Green
H. If. Abrams Dr. Sol Hyman .T. C. Kurtick W. E. Grares Allen Green Julius A. Lantfsberger
Col. F. W. Mareton K. V. Sannders O. H. Fisher A. W. Huggins ('. A. Henry I.cc Eeehen
Kaspar Pleebei . Joseph R. Hlck«r Alfred Elseoberg Arthur D. (Mirer James F. Leaby W. L. Glenn
A. C. Troman t \
TABLE D
E«rl S. Hicks H. T. James Edward R. Bacon George E. Tooker George A. McCaw Jacob Stern
Charles E. Stoke* Oscar E. Meusadorffer C. A. Hottoo C«iar Bertbe'au C. D. Vandembo* F. H. Hlllman
A. W. Scott Jr. Wellington Gregg Jr. J. F. Moroney Ettore ATenall Edward Raloey John P. Cleese
E. H. L. Gregory Rollla C. Ayres Samuel P. Johnston S. N. Hauptman E. C. Hneter Richard Schmidt
Joseph Magner F,ugene W. Levy W. P. Redlogton W. S. Miller J. W. Hoslog Edwd. de St. Germain
B. F. Schleslnger Rev. George Lough ton William H. Hammer Dr. R. L. Logaa Adoloh J. Becker John Daniel
John M. Kllgaxlf Earl dimming* K. L. H«uter Max Schmidt W. J. Rand H. P. Hermance
W. A. Miller C. R. Graham N. A. Judd I.oais H. Mooser Edward H. Mitchtll Anthon/ McCaw
C. W. Stelner B. C. Miles Arthur H. Mensedorttei W. A. Appel Emtlo Meyer Frank O. Hammer
William Kaufmann Julius F. Hetty William H. Crocker R. L. Ktdke C. W. Burks
TABLE B
J. B. T*\l*m y Joseph Rloss w. T. Robert* C. F. Michael* F. A. Somers R. K. Blair
George T. Wright John S. Dram . P. E, Roberts H. C. Eleresabl Ueorjre A. Boardman H. V. Kamsdell
J. O. Watson Bernard Faymonrni* William J. Dutteii Walter S. Gray Dr. Morton Gibbons H. P. Schneider
David H. McLalgblln A. B. C. Dohrtnann Frank B. Anderson Colonel Hpn'ry G. W. Alexander D. Keyes E. C. Horst
M. H. Eeberg Dewey Coffin (Charles B. Well* Dlnkelsplel A. A. Bchnelder Dr. H. W. Gibbons
A. L.. Scott Robert Newton Lynch W. N. Moore William M. Banker riiarle* R, Gagan G. A. Murdock
J. W. Cameron John W. Carey Robert A. Roo* Paul T. Carroll R. 3. Snmer* A. C. Kain
W. F. Roberts Jr. (}. H. Luchslnger Allen G. Wright C. K. Mclntosh P. W. Tompklns P. C. Gerhardt
Edward V. Treadwell
TABLE T
Rassom Pratt I. O. Upbam Carl H. Schmidt J. E. Adams Ben Armer Albert Meyer
F. A. Titlmana A. J. Cook Uuetave Brenner M. J. Fontana Henry Redlick l\ H. Starkweather
Dr. Victor Veckl M. E. Fontana H. A. Cram • J. J. Fae-an E. W. Wilson A. L. Hawkins
F. J. Cram E. J. Bates Abraham L. Gump V. G. Wight J. C. Nolan Constant Meese
Joseph Redlick W, F. McLeod T. M. Earl G. W. EmmoDS Meno Kan L. B. Dutton
William Metmer W. L, Huehson A. Chrlsteson William Conant A. L. Harrigaa . Thomas R. Edwards
W, R. Brenner Fred Gottfried Henry Hesselmeyer K. B. Gimbal Imo 3. Claj-burgh D. W. Dodge
William Goellner 001. Charles Sweeney H. E. Claybtirgh Edward C. Hammer A. H. Cowan
L. A. Weldenmirller Dr. Frank L. Platt Joseph Heinfberg H. P. Anewalt John T. Fogarty
J. A. Heioeberg William Denman William G. Davia G. P. Lauioger D. Cusbman
TABLE G
Frank Morton Todd IW. W. Cross L. A. K. Larsen T*. H. Pierson Walter R. Pierce Carl G. Larsen
J. Llppman T. C. Friedlander Cieorge L. Leonard J. S. Dlnkelspfel 11. Sleroty Joseph A. Leonard
A. G. Harms Dr. W. F. Sharp Or. George Merrttt Alfred Monotti W. P. Henry C. B. Berrlnger
E. P. Brinerar John P. Harmes W. Alexander Smith Fred R. Walker H. F. Hodgdon Edwin 8. Tucker
Charles J. Helm* F. l>. Dettmann I. Shemanskl V j,. (J. Lersen Walter Sutton
Isidor Jacobs Sanford G. Lewald R. H. Daniels Thomas Murpby S. B. Dinkelspiel
Joseph Hill G. F. Garrssere Charles A. Shcrtleff O. B. Martin E. F. Larimer
TABLE H
John F. Cannon George S. Scovel H. L. Simon James If. Patrick F. M. Ray H. D. Dre
A. E. Lattlmore W. F. Broderlck J. Dwight Scovel . F. J. St?in W. L. Growall Herman Heyneman
John A. Koster J. Praser William Rennle H. W. Koster M. G.Hammel L. Prager
I. Goodman C. F. Baker S. Schwerts J. C. Berendsen J. W. McLean William H. McCarthy
k Ou ,L 9 J ,? m< ? B, S " Hnbbard Joseph Durney J. B. McCarger W. M. Alexander W. J. Robinson
R. T. Rolph Marshal A. Frank George U. Hind George M. Perln* C. O. Swanberg Carl G. Brown
H. W. Westphal Frank I. Turner William Sherman C. A. Mueesdorffer T. P. Andreen Alexander Ruseeil
A. J- Rich William Adams A. C. Blumenthal E. H. Tryon Charles R. Allen Paul Rleger
J. W. Wolf j
TABLE I
l A R «, K i? g o i i* W Aj ßra^ b « r T,» Charles Christesen C. L. Hewes Dr. O. F. Westphal W. G. Darin
Camtlle M. SoUrl 001. Otto F. Schiller Edwin A. Wassermaa Colonel W. C. Grave* W. J. Barrett ' Tbomts S. William*
M. S. Dedd D. H. Wulzen M. M. Gopcpvl* L. E. Mlllljran R. H. Gay B. Katschtnskl
Axel Johnson A. Katechlnskl St. George Holden Albert M. Bender Anson Herrlok John G. Conrad
George B. McDongaU C. A. Bachelder H. J. McCoy 0. Parker Holt G. D. Phillips A. A. Batkin
b *k V n , serm5 erm . an W - -** 9°? Doll y Alpbonse Hlrsoh Byron Mausy Samuel L. Samter
W. D. Fennlmore £»»£<* B * m J* T I" M. Kaiser John H. Barry S Ickelhelmer A. C. Springer
" Washington Dodge B. D. Dean C. F. Hunt John Clausen J. Frledlander
£■ 2' arr y. hne Jeroee Arendt Joseph H. Marshall John C. Klrkpatrlck Ben Schloes Clarence M. Mann
•E. E. Bergin Harry Lery F. H. Jost Ray Williams E. R. Myrlck
TABLE J
Samuel I Moore Julius Brownsteln Mark P. Geirrlne Henry J. Rogers Charles If. Gunn T. P Robinson
STshS r°T"k^ GUnet ii^f l^ 8 SanTjacoby* Dan J. Dolan W. i CuXk
H. H. anerwooa I, R, King Alvln Heyman Oscar Herman T>ou!s Samuels m mi.M™
William RSfaats John Ed. Flrrp.trlck F. H. Gould Mward Frow^nfeld X F Me™Ur Cs" Jalk
Charles WlUiam Haa* I. N. Walter John W. Kdmlnson G. X. Wenrilftig I. Kahn J M Jacob!
Leopold Oppenhelmer Max Bommer John I. Walter Brron A. Muhs C. W. Pike HenrY M Bloch
T. fcansohoff James Horsburgh Jr. Adolph Kaufman W. H. French Godfrey Thusen JullnT Heyman
William McDanlel Robert JEUnsoboff George H. Plppv Alexander Jacob! Charlw S. Col* William A. Schnlt.
TABLE X
W. A. Hammond A. Hochhetmer C. R. TilUon Trunk Svkf>a r rt rmr-vmr r a <>„»,-,!*»
7 , S I Wnnam V s° lkmaDn fttPL nanl" Wi", PoTk*" fr.iln'nSlS.
J. S. W liliams JUKI G. Guyett j. T. Gllmartin T 7ellprbach w fi Tnhh» n u> i
iF. R»nyon X d B ar D. Winter Frederick WhlUen L. DeiSrtinl Dr. DI? &. E Alexander
?sjS££— ZS&'ZSS, SSSB? 0 *&**#
II , J*" I*'1 *' V°?i °% Z 7 A - G - Kel1 °KR D. G. Volkmann M. E. Wright
Mark Green . Arthur Joll Monroe D. Green James B. Jackson Arthur G. Duncan
TABLE L
§.?:fffil?«i I%Z'£'S;, 'ffiSffl rVSSf.- .
TABLE M a
Henry A. Campbell Henry P. Adams Charles R. Beltler Clarence J. Gyle Warren Mjmley
TABLE Q S
L 1 JSSKSS" ICS* %. I. gSg
TABLE R *
E. S. Simpson C. H. Brockhagen A. S. Maugrum C. C. Hawley
OPROULE ASKS FAIR
i-> PLAY FOR ROADS
William Sproule, president of the
Southern Pacific company, said:
"Upon my return to San Francisco last
year after an interval of absence I en-
Joyed the birthday dinner of the new
Chamber of Commerce. The chamber
had just been reorganized to enlarge
its sptoere of influence, which -brought
with it greater responsibilities and
gave It the inspiration of new enthu
eiams. To me it is an evening of pleas
ant memories, with renewal of. friend
ships and without any responsibility
that appertained to the occasion. This
second annual dinner brings me face to
face with my own responsibilities and
those of the Chamber of Commerce
alike, for you have done me the compli
ment of making me your guest and put
ting me on your program for the even
ing. I appreciate this compliment the
more because of the representative re
lation I hold with respect to the ffreat I
property whoee duty it Is and whose I
Rabjohn and Moreom
240 Post Street, San Francisco
412 Fourteenth Street, Oakland
ART DEALERS
Frontier Scenes by Schrevogel, the great Indian
f ma A !«( painter, including all his best pictures. Sepia
\II 01 IH I Prints, size about 10x12 inches, with a good 2-
W/ UVj\j I Q incn Flemish brown frame. While they last.
r V,MI at $1.00 Each
Mirrors in antique gold frames; Ornamented
p . Wicker Baskets, dull gold effects, for flowers,
V HfTlYArriAif r * ferns, etc; Trays, Illuminated Mottoes, Statu
ary» Oi l and Water Color Paintings. Many
beautiful thing* for the home.
striving- it is to serve the commerce of
this city and of this commonwealth.
This relation does not, however, obscure
from my own mind the sentiments ol
pride and pleasure with which your
generous reception affects me, as one
who has spent practically all his man
hood in this state and nearly all of It
in this city.
"Will you allow me to say here that ]
have found throughout these years that
the good opinion and confidence of the
business men of this city and of thia
state,,which it has been my good for
tune to enjoy in large measure, has
been my most valuable asset? To any
man worth while the good opinion oi
his felKtw citizens is a prize well worth
winning, and holding. It is more than
Individual. Reputation is the founda
tion of commerce. Upon this founda
tion rises the structure of credit, ol
fair dealing, of sound principles, ol
good ■ citizenship, of business prosper
ity, all of which are embodied in thf
aims and aspirations of the Chamber ol
Commerce of San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO THE GAINER
"Upon tbis basis and in this presence
where the commerce of San Francisco
and things that pertain to that com
merce are naturally uppermost in oui
minds, there are doubtless many her«
-who believe it a suitable opportunitj
for the company I represent to give tc
the men of commerce in San Franciscc
some account of its stewardship. Ir
this spirit only, and disclaiming anj
purpose of self-exploitation, may I say
as a matter of tommon interest, that ir
the fiscal year ending June 80. 1912
the Southern Pacific company disbursed
In the city of San Franctaco one riollai
and 10 cents for every dollar gronn itt
lines went of El I'aso, Ogrden or Port
land earned for Its own treasury in
payment for the transportation ol
freight Into or out of San Francisco.
That is to say, the Southern Pacific
company paid back into the treasuries
of the men and business of San Fran
cisco every dollar its Pacific system ol
6,500 miles received In payment for its
own services in the carriage of freight
Into San Francisco and the carriage ol
freight out of San Francisco. The com
pany paid back every dollar gross and
on top of that dollar paid 10 cents
more.
"This naturally raises the question:
For what were these payments made'
I will tell you. For every dollar ol
revenue earned the company paid out
57 cents in wages to the men employed
in San Francisco and 53 cents directly
to the business men of San Francisco.
This 53 cents was chiefly for materials
and supplies. I state these figures be
cause I conceive them to be directly to
the purposes of the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce.
"Will you permit another state
ment? In the stnte of California
In the last fiscal year the Southern
Pacific company paid uut 7 0 <*e*its
directly to the people of this state
for every dollar gross that it
earned for its own treasury for
I ■ ■ If
i Your Choice
Of Any Garment in Our
Coat and Suit Department
Just Price
»33i© otclFlS 1 niS
Morning
We inventory January Ist. Every garment
must be sold between now and then. The
[\ time i< short —we have exactly eighteen busi-
ness days in which 'o make the clean sweep
— we rea '* ze nat remarkable
price reductions will accomplisli our purpose.
Hence this Half Price Sale. Don't miss it.
\WJSMffll\Wl Just think—Half Price for ANY Suit, Coat,
\swPSswWi v/A Costume or Dress. For example—
WfivWMm y° u can bu y ANY St en
mMßlffl $15.00 Garment for * .&U
WMMm You can buy ANY $1 O Cf|
fMSmt $25.00 Garment for 1
Kβ You can»buy ANY $1 7 £/\
j j!! $35.00 Garment for * • •OU
i'Ji \ j Y° u can ** u y ANY $99 Cr|
I JIM $45.00 Garment for
I P $57.50 Garment for / O
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SUNSET'S EDITOR
WOULD HAVE ALL
TAUGHT TO BOOST
Spirits Are Willing, but
Tongues Are Weak in
Spreading Praises
of City
transportation services rendered
within the state of California.
"Mind you, this 7$ cents for every
dollar gross was paid to those within
the state of California. This 76 cents
does not Include, and hence takes no
account of, materials and supplies
bought and paid for outside of the
state, such as rails, locomotives, car*
and hundreds of other important rail
road Items necessary for a large rail
road system and which can not reason
ably be bought in this state. This 78
cents does not, of cdurse, include any
payments for interest on bonds, for
dividends or anything of that kind. To
it Jn dollars, in the last fiscal
year the Southern Pacific company paid
out for wages m the state of California
$32,000,000 and for merchandise and
miscellaneous expenditures, not includ
ing taxes, $10,000,000.
"As to taxes. Of the total taxes col
lected by the state of California from
banks, insurance companies, franchises
and public service corporations gen
erally under the present system of state
revenue—
"I say of the total of these taxes
the Southern Pacific company paid
aj per cent.
FIGURES EASILY VERIFIED
"I have taken the liberty with you of
using these Southern Pacific figures be
cause of my stewardship in which you
are interested with respect to that com
pany, and moreover because those fig
ures are accessible to me and illustrat
tive to you. They Illustrate for your
purposes what the other railroad com
panies serving this city are no doubt
doing relatively for the commerce of
San Francisco in the upbuilding; of Its
business.
"It is hardly necessary to remind you
that the expenditures of the railroads
are within the cognizance of the inter
state commerce commission and of the
state commissions. This knowledge is
not obtained by the commissions merely
through stated reports at stated inter
vals. These are supplemented and con
firmed by Investigations made from
time to time and with some frequency
by a staff of special examiners and
their assistants, who delve personally
into the book accounts and into the
original figures.
"Most of you know that every rate
made and every change of rate pro
posed must be filed in advance with
the federal commission at Washington
for interstate business, and must be
filed with the California railroad com
mission when the rate is for movement
within th'ls state. You may have ob
served that these rate schedules are
(scrutinized with Jealous eye by the
J federal and the state commissions, and
j the railroads have their own way with
i them to a very small extent, indeed.
"Whatever there nai of secretive- V
ness or mystery about the essential
business of the railroads In the
past has been dispelled by the pub
licity provided for the railroads of
the present day.
"The results of the railroad business
in its operation now are as much with
in 'the knowledge of the state and fed
eral commissions as they are within the
knowledge of the railroad officials
themselves. This has been the inev
itable consequence of regulation of the
railroads by the nation and by the
state, and that regulation is here to
remain.
"The principle of regulation we ac
cept. It is not expected of the rail
roads that they shall accept confusion
and conflict of regulation, nor are they
expected to accept the regulation of
prejudice or regulation that takes little
heed of its destructive effects. What
the railroads may urge with propriety
and with public approval is that regu
lation being accepted in principle, Its
application shall be unprejudiced and
shall be just.
"It is a rare thing:. Indeed, for a
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