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CORPORATIONS' TAX RATE
MUST BE REVISED UPWARD
AMEND the saying "sure as death and taxes" by omitting the
word "taxes" —at least in California.
If you are unincorporated you pay $1.1386 on the $100
valuation of your property, but if you have had the good judgment
to incorporate yourself you escape with much less. For instance, if
you are so fortunate as to be a railroad you wijl be paying $0.9092;
a gas and electric company, 75 cents; a telephone or telegraph
Only a few can be railroads or telephone and telegraph com
panies. Most Californians have to be simple citizens and pay the
higher ad valorem tax on their homes, businesses and personal
The legislature has before it the task of equalizing the two types
of taxes. Under the tax amendment recently adopted the real
and personal property tax is levied in the county and city
or town in which the land is held and the tax returns go to that
political subdivision. Taxes on corporations, however, and on banks
and insurance companies are payable directly to the state.
After less than two years under the new method-of taxation
the state laces a serious deficit unless the taxes paid by corporations
can be increased. An increase of practically 20 per cent will be
required from all corporations save express companies, which,
singularly enough, pay more than other corporations, and banks
and insurance companies, whose rate is fixed by the constitution.
An increase of 20 per cent in corporation taxes will bring their rate
practically to that of the ad valorem rate payers.
Naturally any increase will be fought by the corporations.
cf their arguments doubtless will be that they are spending large
sums for improvements, and, therefore, that their net income is
decreased and the tax would be disproportionate to their profits.
(Taxes, however, are not computed on net income. If they were,
tintilled land and unimproved city lots would be tax free. No prop
erty owner ever secures remission of his taxes because he is improv
ing his property. He gets a larger tax bill when the property is
improved. Valuation is the surest basis for computing taxes and
valuation must be the basis for corporation property as surely as
it is for real property held by an unincorporated citizen. The
legislature must remove the inequality of taxation which benefits the
corporation, and the subject of the tax law must be reconsidered.
.The state can not afford such a hit or miss policy as that which at
present governs its financer.
The governor of Illinois refused to pay 35 cents for a cup of
coffee. A former governor of New York paid more than that for a.
*'third cup of coffee" and it wasn't delivered, after all.
A fraternity house in Chicago was built without doors. That's
the way most of them appeared to the average college student.
Board of Control Proves Its Worth to
The State's Business
HERE is a problem in arithmetic the answer to which is a credit
to the state administration and the state board of control.
The state board of examiners cost the state of California
$19,000 biennially. The state board of control, which superseded the
board of examiners and does analogous work, costs the state $42,000
biennially. The state board of examiners was cheaper by $23,000.
Is the state board of control an extravagance?
Wait a moment and see.
The state board of control saved the state during the first two
years of its incumbency $290,518 in claims against the state rejected
or reduced, $150,195 in economies introduced at the state hospital,
$212,000 on the state printing office and schoolbook fund, $8,150 in
shortages restored to the state treasury from delinquent and mal
feasant officers and boards, making a total saving of $660,863.
Balance the $23,000 additional cost of the state board of control
against the $660,863 saving and it will be seen that as an investment
the state board of control was worth, in hard money, $637,863.
However, v the highest service which the board of control can per
form to the state is not in the saving of nearly two-thirds of a million
of dollars every two years, but in establishing a standard of honesty
in state offices, of economy in state business, of efficiency in state
There seems to have been no system in the affairs of the state.
For 14 years, according to the report of the board of control, there
had been no audit of the accounts of any of the state offices. There
was no incentive to honesty or to faithfulness when the officials at
4 an institution were tacitly given to understand that the state did not
care whether they were conscientious or thieving. Economy could not
be practiced when there was 119 standard to guide the officials.
It is important and commendable that the state board of control
saved two-thirds of a million of dollars to the state, but it is more
important that within two years the business affairs of the state of
California, a corporation, have been taken out of chaos and a cash
register installed where once there was only a common, old fashioned
till that was not equipped with even* an alarm bell.
The Los Angeles fire commission has ordered the chief of the
department to drive more slowly to fires. Sure; let the fires get a
chance to start.
Doctor Hoppe has found coal in Canada. Did he jump any
Needed Presidio Improvements Will
Also Benefit the City
SECRETARY OF WAR STIMSOX'S recommendation that
congress appropriate $1,650,000 for improvements at the Pre
sidio of San Francisco is not an emergency measure nor is it the
appropriation required as part of the government's preparation for
the international exposition. The recommendation
calls for $750,000 for new barracks. $500,000 for new stable buildings
and $400,000 for a seven story quartermaster's department building
at Fort Mason. All those improvements are, in military parlance,
"necessary for the good of the service."
It is the plan of the army, in so far as congress will permit, to
consolidate commands at enlarged posts, discontinuing the small
posts that have no military importance nor any but "pork barrel
politics"' reason for being. The Presidio is to be one of those central
posts, and adequate buildings must be prepared for the men. The
need of a quartermaster's building at this post is obvious, as this is
the depot for the transshipment of military stores to the insular
possessions and Alaska.
No one who has seen the stables at the Presidio will question
the need of new animal quarters.
The improvement of the Presidio is beneficial to San Francisco.
In a sense it is a public park, by virtue of%ne liberal regulations of
the war department in permitting visitors access to nearly all parts
of the beautiful grounds, and every architectural embellishment to
d the reservation is an added charm to San Francisco, _-. .
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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
THE POET PHILOSOPHER
Wax says a law we ought to have,
requiring this, compelling that; he
thinks a law's the only salve for every
grief beneath his hat. If some old lean
rambunctious piule reached out and
kicked him on the jaw, he'd say the
people out to rule, and that there ought
to be a law. His house is standing
by the Creek, and every spring the
floods come down, and drive him from
it pretty quick, and strew his garden
through the town. He never thinks
to move his shack away from that wild
river's maw; he views the wreck and
cries alack, and says there ought to be
a law. He takes things easy day by
day, when prudent men around him toil,
a-herdlng geese or cutting hay or play
ing thunder with the soil; he hates to
see those toilers eat their turkeys while
he feeds on slaw; he loafs along the
busy street and says there ought to be
a law. When wintry tempests boom
and howl, his wiser neighbors sit at
ease, and eat their pies and roasted
fowl, and shredded eggs and scrambled
cheese; they rest at night in feather
beds, while Wax lies on his' moldy
straw, and there the futile tear lie
sheds, and says there ought to be a
law. Oh, brethren, we have laws i
enough, and we have ordnances to
burn! Get out and hustle-—that's the
stuff, and put In brine the scads' you
earn! WALT MASON.
Some difficulties might be relieved if
Castro could engage Jack Johnson to
go along on his travels as valet.—
JONAH KUKIO KALANIANOALE, United States
delegate to Washington from tbe territory of
Hawaii, who was known in tbe old regal days
of the islands as "Prince Cupid," is here at
the Stewart. He came to meet bis wife, who
arrived yesterday from Honolulu on the .team
er Manchuria. They will spend the winter
months touring California.
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I. A. M CORMICK. United Slates attorney for
the southern district of California, registered at
the I'alaee yesterday. He Is here to assist in
the government's prosecution of the Southern
Pacific In tbe Elk Hill oil land cases.
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EDWIN BERWICK, a resident of Pacific Grove
aud one of the first to urge and suggest a
United States parcel post system, is registered
at the Palace.
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E. P. LATHROP and Mrs. Lathrop of Hollister
are at the Union Square. Mr. Lathrop is one of
tbe largest shippers of hay In California.
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T. J. HORGAN and Otto Raphael, two of the
largest apple growers of tbe Watsonville dis
trict, are at the Sutter.
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W. J. CONNELL and Mrs. Connell and Mr. and
Mrs. William Garland of Los Angeles are at
the St. Francis.
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ALFRED H. GOLDSCHMXDT, publisher of arehl
a teetural books aud maps, of New York city Is
at tbe Palace. ,
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J. W. COOLIDGE, a fruit shipper of Porterville,
Is at the Sutter.
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F. M. EMERSON, an electrical contractor of
Bakersfield, Is a recent arrival at tbe Argonaut.
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A. W. AMES, president of the Horn Packing
company of Honolulu, is at tbe Stewart.
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j>, W. KEEGAN, a clothing merchant of Santa
Ro*a, Is registered at lbe Argonaut.
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R, GORDON STEWART, an attorney of Ottawa,
and Mrs. Stewart are at tbe Manx.
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D. R. DUPUIS. a loading Chicago manufacturer,
la at th« Bellevue With Mrs. Dupuis.
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B, M. HOLLIWAY of Boston, who is touring the
world, is at the Union Square.
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D. H. WILLIAMS, a furniture dealer of Fresno,
ia registered at tbe Argonaut.
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EUGEN YON KALTSCHMIDT, an architect of
ijerlin. is at tbe Bellevue,
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ERNEST M. McKEE, a lumber dealer of Hum
boldt, Is at the Stewart.
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S. HIGGINBOTHAM, a Los Angeles railroad man,
is at the Manx.
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H. E. ARCHER, a merchant of Regina, B. C, ia
at tbe Manx.
THE NEWS MAKER
WAGE CUT THREAT
FOR STEEL TARIFF
Trust to Chop Labor's Pay
if Duty Is Lowered,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The metal
schedule of the tariff law again was
under fire before the house committee
on ways and means today. Several
steel manufacturing interests con
tended for retention of present duties
in the schedule.
S. P. Ker of Sharon, Pa., president
of the Sharon Steel Hoop company, ad
vocated changes in the phraseology of
the law to prevent Importers taking ad
vantage of its terms. Mr. Ker told of
plans now under way by the United
States Steel corporation to advance
the wages of Its common laborers and
artisans and mechanics 10 per cent
February 1. Representative Fordney
of Michigan estimated that this would
mean an advance of $17,500,000.
In answer to Chairman Underwood's
inquiry as to the cause of the proposed
increase of wages by the steel corpor
ation, Mr. Ker said he thought "that the
corporation was taking time by the
forelock to hold its labor." He urged
protection from invasion from abroad
and added that if the industry were
disturbed, the companies would reduce
wages to the point where they could
The Waltham Watch company,
alleged to be in "the watch trust," was
investigated. E. C. Fitch of Waltham,
"Don't you compel wholesalers to sell
at a certain price to retailers?" asked
"We try to, but don't always suc
deed. In hard times they almost uni
formly fail to keep that price," said Mr.
Fitch, who added he "had been pretty
strenuous. in trying to prevent the
watches sent abroad where they were
sold at cheaper priceß being sent back
to this country to compete with domes
tic prices. The witness said he had a
list of "approved jobbers" to whom the
companies' watches were sold.
Rainey tried to bring out that job
bers selling below fixed prices were
barred out of the trade.
The witness finally said the Elgin,
Waltham, Crescent and Keystone
Watch companies constituted whmt Is
known in the industry as the "big four,"
but added that there were other sources
SACRAMENTO IS RISING
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 14.—The Sacra
mento river Is rising rapidly and prob
ably will reach 20 feet above low water
mark at this point. There is no cause
for alarm, tiowever.
The sudden rise is the result of t*_e
heavy snow and rain which has fallen,
over the northern portion of the state.
The river rose more than 13 feet at Red
Bluff Monday. There were 44 inches of
snow at the summit today and 39 inches
at Blue canyon, with the snow still
The rain at Sacramento has been
nearly continuous for more than 24
hours. On the higher elevations it was
snowing today. .The storm is general
over this section of the state, and much
good is being done.
Army Orders |.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14.—First Lieutenant Ed
ward E. ild'smmon, Third infantry, is detailed
as professor at military science and taeJics, at
tbe I'niverslty of Washington. Seattle. Wash.
First Lieutenant Xeal \V. Wood, medical corps,
is relieved from duty at tbe Presidio of San Fran
cisco and will proceed to Fort Apache, Arlsona
The following named medical officers are re
lieved from duty on the Philippines devlaion and
will proceed to the I'nlted States for further
orders: Captains Ernest G. Bingham. Haywood
S. Hansel!, Orvtlle G. Brown. Craig R. Snyder.
Condon (.. snow and William P. Banta and
First Lieutenant* Charles H. Steam* aud Robert
Navy orders—Marine corps: Major H. C. I>a-
Tis, la detached from the marine barracks at New
tork and ordered to the Philippines; Second Lieu
tenant 1). M. Garner Jr. is detached from the
marine barracks at Guam and ordered to tbe i
Secretary of Interior Fisher
Suggests Popular Recep
ception Be Substituted
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—President
elect Wilson's inauguration, according
to Secretary <JT the Interior Fisher,
should be celebrated by a "popular re
ception in the rotunda of the capitol,
with no charge for admission," rather
than by an Inaugural ball In the Pen
sion building, to which admission is
Mr. Fisher expressed his views to
day in a letter to Senator Sutherland
and Representative Shappard. chair
men respectively of the senate and
house committees on public buildings
Mr. Fisher suggested that congress
take charge of the inauguration cele
bration and make the necessary ap
To meet the expenses of inaugural
balls a charge of $5 has been made for
tickets, with an additional charge for
the subsequent concerts, supper, seats
In the grandstand and so on. Presi
dent Taft's Inaugural ball made money.
A guarantee fund of $86,720 was raised
and the receipts were $95,823.
General Wood announced that
the first division of the Inaugural pa
rade will be commanded by General
Wotherspoon, and will consist of rep
resentatives of the army, navy and ma
rine corps. Including the corps of
cadets from West Point and midship
men from Annapolis.
General Albert Mills, U. S. A., will
command the second division, consist
ing of organized militia and cadets
from schools and colleges.
The marshal for the third division,
consisting of veteran and patriotic so
cieties and organizations. Including the
Grand Army of the Republic and Span
ish War Veterans, has not been se
Robert N. Parker will command the
fourth division, consisting of civic or
ganizations, clubs and societies.
PURSE ON PIER CLEW
TO MISSING MANAGER
Venlee Police Fear Portland "heater
Man Has Met With
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14.—The police
of Venice, a seaside suburb, began to- ,
day a search for Jofin F. Cordroy,
manager of an amusement enterprise
of Portland, who could not be found,
at his hotel. Cordroy's pocketbook,
containing round trip tickets for him
self and Mrs. Cordroy from Portland
to Los Angeles, some money and a
card showing- his membership in the
Elks' lodge, was picked up this morn
ing on a stairway leading from a pier
to the beach.
Cordroy was to have met Ellwood
Salisbury, president of a Pittsburg, Pa.,
engineering construction company,
yesterday, to discuss a business prop
osition, but failed to keep the engage
That and the finding of the pocket
book gave rise to the suspicion that
he might have met with some dis
Clancy Signs Bond
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Jan. 14.—A
bond for Eugene Clancy of San Fran
cisco was brought to the federal prison
today and signed by Clancy. The bond
was sent to Chicago tonight for ap
proval by the United States court of
CUTTERS HUNT S. P. SHIP
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The reve
nue cutters Miami and Wlndom were
today ordered to search for the over
due Southern Pacific freight steamer
Eldorado with her crew of 45 men,
which left Baltimore January 1 for
Galveston with a cargo of steel rails.
She passed Cape Hatteras January 3
and has not been heard from since,
although she should have made the
trip In eight days.
CRANE OF MASSACHUSETTS
IS SUCCEEDED BY WEEKS
By Great Majority Newton
Man Is Elected to United
BOSTON, Jan. 14.—The legislature
chose today Congressman John Win
gate Weeks of Newton to succeed Win
throp Murray Crane as junior senator
The democratic opposition was split
up among 16 candidates. The vote in
the senate was: W r ecks, 26; Sherman
L. W r hipple. democrat, 11; scattering, 2.
In the house k SI3- out of 240 members
voted for W r ecks. 69 supported Whipple,
the five progressives voted for John G.
Brooks of Cambridge, while 22 demo
crats who bolted yesterday's caucus di
vided their votes among 13 well known
Both houses will meet in joint session
tomorrow to ratify the vote.
Prison Reform Advocated
DES MOINES. la.. Jan. 14.—Governor
B. F. Carroll, in his final biennial mes
sage to the thirty-fifth general as
sembly of lowa, this afternoon laid
special streas on the enactment of ade
quate laws for prison reform, com
pensation of working men injured in
accidents, good roads and the enlarge
ment of the state capltol grounds.
New York in Line
ALBANY, N. V., Jan. 14.—W r lth only
four dissenting votes, the resolution to
ratify the proposed amendment to the
federal constitution providing for the
election of United States senators by
the people of the several states was
passed by the lower house of the New
York legislature today. The measure
will be considered by the senate tomor
Warren Bitterly Opposed
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 14.—M. I_
Pratt, republican, who refused to enter
the republican caucus, today was
elected temporary speaker of the
house, receiving the solid support of
the democratic members. W. J. Woods
was chosen temporary secretary. The
democrats declare that they will vote
to make the temporary organization
permanent, and will, endeavor to pre
vent the re-election of United States
Senator F. E. AVarren. M. L. Manson.
republican, also voted with the demo
Hay's Nominees Confirmed
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 14.—After a
debate lasting more than two hours,
the state senate today confirmed with
out exception the 30 appointments
made by Governor M. E. Hay, repub
lican, who will retire Wednesday In
favor of Ernest Lister, democrat. The
democrats sought to hold up confirma
tion of the appointments of Governor
Hay, but the republicans and pro
gressives joined in their support and
they went through without exception.
Fall Starts Battle
SANTA FE, N. M., Jan. 14.—The sec
ond state legislature of New Mexico
assembled here today. Principal in
terest centered around a fight for the
United States senate seat held by Al
bert B. Fall. Senator Fall's* first term
closes March' 3, 19i3. He claims, how
ever, that he was legally elected by
the last legislature for another term,
beginning March 4. His enemies as
sert that the second election was il
legal and will endeavor to have an
No Choice in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N. H., Jan. ,14.— Neither
branch of the legislature was able to
reach an agreement On the choice of
United States senator today. In the
senate the vote was divided among
five candidates, three democrats and
two republicans, and in the house the
names of 15 candidates were presented.
The democrats in the lower house
nearly all voted for Henry F. Hollls, and
the progressives for former Governor
Robert P. Bass. The republican vote
was split up among 11 candidates.
Deadlock in Maine
AUGUSTA, Me.. Jan. 14.—There was
no choice today in the first ballot for
United States senator. The vote In
the house stood 72 each for former
Congressman Edwin C. Burleigh, re
publican, and Senator Obediah Gard
ner, democrat. In the senate party
lines were strictly followed and Bur
leigh received 21 votes and Gardner 10.
The first joint ballot will be taken to
Colorado Elects Senators
DENVER, Colo.. Jan. 14.—Former
Governor Charles S. Thomas and Gov
ernor John F. Shafroth, democrats,
were elected United States senators
from Colorado today, the senate and
house voting separately.
Borah Returned to Senate
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 14.-—United
States Senator William E. Borah re
ceived every republican vote in the
Idaho legislature today and was re
elected for the six year term, begin
ning March 4 next. He received a total
of 75 votes in the two houses. .
Michigan Re-elects Smith
LANSING. Mich., Jan. 14.—William
Alden Smith was re-elected United
States senator by the Michigan legis
lature today. A joint session of the
legislature will be held tomorrow to
ratify today's action.
Walsh Elected in Montana
HELENA, Mont.. Jan. 14.—Each
house of the legislature balloted to
day in separate session for United
States senator and Thomas J. Walsh
of Helena, the senatorial preferential
candidate, received every vote cast
in the two houses.
A never failin' way f git your
name in th* paper Is f climb thro'
a barbed wire fence with a gun.
What's become o' th' clever ole
butcher that used V trim th'
steak instead o' th' customer?
JANUARY. 15, 1913
v\ ii lie everybod. j
at the beginning of
a new year in the i
expectation that he i
will probal .ly break
most of them, no
body cares to be
caught in the act of falling. This may
or may not have anything to do with
the following ferry tale:
When J. Stuart Murdoch, past grand
commodore of the Rudder club, boarded
the homeward bound boat the other
evening he was lugging a valise. Now
every member of the Rudder club In
good standing claims the right to know
the contents of any grip, package,
bundle or-valise carried by any other
member. This Is explained here to
counteract the idea that Arthur Sherry
was unduly inquisitive when he in
"What's in the bag, Stuart?" W
"Silver," said Murdoch. "It's the
family plate. We left It over at
mother's while we were away at San
Carlos. It's heavy, too. I'll have to be
careful with It."
With anybody but a crowd of com
muters this anawer would have been
accepted at its face value. The mem
bers of the Rudder club, however,
know each, other, and It was not long
before Sherry remarked to Bob Joyce
that there was something fishy about
Murdoch's valise story.
"He hasn't been away for months."
"We'll find out." rejoined Joyce.
In the train Murdoch placed the grip
on the seat opposite. Bean Cornell
came along, decided that he liked the
company, and picked up Murdoch's
grip, which he handed to Sherry. As
Cornell sat down where the grip had
been lying, Sherry handed back the
grip to Cornell, who held It out over
the aisle and then let it drop.
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"Disgusting!" Murdoch heard a
woman, a few seats away, remark to
the car at large. "Somebody," she con
tinued, "has been drinking. The place
smells like a distillery."
In a minute everybody was sniffing.
Several women left the car.
"What did you say was in that bag?"
"Silver," said Murdoch, defiantly.
"Well, it's running out."
An<j it was. There was a stream that
flowed nearly the full length of the
car, and its source was Murdoch's grip.
Murdoch opened It and revealed a pile
of wet and broken glass, three labels
and three corks.
And Murdoch hasn't yet asked the
police to locate the missing silver.
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They were discussing the news item
from Seattle that told of the convic
tion of a. box manufacturer for violat
ing the eight hour law for women. He
worked his Women employes for eight
hours. At the conclusion of that period
he leased his factory to his foreman
and the women put In another eight
hours for" the lessee.
"Oh, pshaw!" remarked one com-.
muter, "the San Francisco lawyer-.
found a way to beat that law before it
was in effect a week. They do it now
every time they have a rush of work.
They work It in pairs. A rush of work
comes that must be finished In time
for court next day. The lawyer finds
another lawyer In a similar predica
ment. Each lawyer works hia own
stenographer as hard as possible until
the expiration of the eight hours. They
then swop stenographers. Each law
yer has compiled with the law by re
leasing his stenographer at the end of
eight hours. It's none of his business
where she goes or where her relief *
"Yes," contributed another, "and
they do the same thing in many of the
restaurants. At the end of eight hours
they swop waitresses. The girls don't
kick. They need the money, and the
employers, like the lawyers, are in the
position of innocent purchasers. »
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Which shows that the ancient game
of beating the devil around the stump
is still a popular pastime.
Whatever els© may be said of the
new regulation which requires fire
drill on the ferry boats to be held In
the course of a regular trip. It is' cer
tainly more impressive than the old
way where the drill took place while
the boat was tied up in its slip and
clear of passengers. Cards are posted
on all the boats calling the attention
of passengers to the latest requirement
of the government inspectors and beg
ging them not to be alarmed when the
Among the passengers who failed to
read this notice was Selby Oppen
heimer. He was crossing the bay the
other morning when the fl-re alarm
sounded. He left his seat in a cozy
corner and took refuge at the extreme
after end of the boat. "Here," he said
to himself, "Is where they load the
lifeboats. I'll be in the way and some
body may throw me Into the boat like
they did Ismay."
He took special comfort, however, In
the fact that Yerba Buena was
what looked like easy swimming dis
tance. By way of preparing for the
worst he loosed his shoestrings and
removed his overcoat. Then a deck
hand yelled at him:
"Get inside that rail. Do you want
to fall overboard?"
"Is the fire out?" inquired Oppen
He hopes that nobody noticed him
loosening his shoestrings, and thanks
his stars that his courSge prompted
him to stay with the ship until the
HORSEPOWER OF BOILERS-C. 8.. Satl
Ardo. The following is given as the method for
ascertain ins the horsepower of boilers: Admit
ting a goon natural draught for the furnace, for
the ovaporntkn. of one foot of water per hour
th« l>oiler should lmve 10 feet square of beating
surface. This evaporation per hour may t*»
taken to represent one horsepower. The coal
required to effect this degree of evaporation will
generally be aboul tight pounds, and the grata
surface needed for th- consumption of this
amount of coal [>er liour is about half a square
foot. Estimates of horsepower In tellers, there
fore, take into account. 10 square feet of beat
ing surface, balf a square foot of grate sur
face, eight pounds of good coal and one cubic
foot of water per hour for each unit of hora«
power that tbe boiler Is expected to develop.
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FINGERS— A. C. G.. City. Long fingers are
said to be indicative of an nrilstic temperament
and love of detail, excellent memory for names
and person*. People with such flngVrs are sup
posed to possess an affectionate disposition and
to be good mimics. Those with short fingers are
impulsive, iuu.i at conclusions !(> , ~u i cklv _ a< \
care little for appearance or the conventions of
society. Thick Bngen are said to indicate self-
CF.METERlES—Subscriber, City. If persons
who have property rights in a cemetwrv or ceme
teries do not remove tiie remains hurled therein _i
within the time limit for removal, as declared by ¥
the authorities, the remains will be taken up by
such authorities and placed in some territory
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LEAP YEAR—Subscriber. City. The year 1900
w*- not a kap year, but 19t)8 and 1912 were..