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Washington Circle's Anniversary.
The" Sultan of Morocco/who lives in daily dread of assassination, has been added to the list of Old World monarchs who do not like their jobs. He has, how ever, one distinct advantage- over the others. The miserable wretch who might seek to murder him might be induced justly to reflect that the, candle is not worth the game. There is some compensation in being little in "a big place. Refuses to Make Accounting.^ F. H. Lof tis, secretary of the Cof- Farin Company, at 400 -Jackson street, secured a warrant from Police Judge Ca banlss yesterday afternoon for the arrest of F. M. Morrison on a charge of felony embezzlement. Morrison was until re cently vice president of the company and Loftls alleges that he collected $33 owing to the company and has failed to make an accounting. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will he celebrated In Holy Cross Church to-morrow. At 11 o'clock solemn high mass will be eune and .the sermon will be preached by the Rev. Father Har vey. For the occasion the choir will ren der Haydn's Imperial Mass, with orches tral accompaniment. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon a large number of children will receive the sacrament of confirmation and the service will terminate with benedic tion of the most blessed sacrament. To Observe Sacred Feast. The people of Panama indicate that they wish to rebel against the Government of the United States of Colombia because of the rejection of the canal treaty, which meant so much of prosperity to the people of the isthmus. It is not even within the range of possibility that Uncle Sam would look upon such a rebellion in any but the most complacent and self-satisfied mood. We have some enemies that are too annoying not to be noticed and too cheap to be punished. A large audience assembled at the South Park Settlement Association's hall, where a highly appreciated concert pro gramme,'arranged by Miss Alice Rhine, was rendered. The following were the numbers: Quartets. "Sweet Tender Flower," "Dinah Doe"; songs, "Until You Come." "The Vio lets," Miss Alfroda Tibbetts; violin solos, "Ca vatlna," "Caprice," Rodolph Buckly; songs, "Oh. Fair and Sweet and Holy," "My Laddie." Miss May Lippitt; quartets. "Lullaby." "Ye Spotted Sr.akes"; ftonRS. "Oh That We Two Were Maying," "What Pity is Akin To," Miss Grace Ewine: violin solo, "Simple Avowal," Rodolph Buckly; duet from "Stabet Mater " Mlsa Lippitt and Miss Ewlng. ' Good Concert Programme. School Director Walsh made an Inves tigation yesterday of a complaint that Japanese children were being received into the Pacific Heights schools to the exclusion of white pupils. Walsh found that there are only eleven Japanese pu pils in the Pacific Heights School, dis tributed in various classes, and three in the Grant School. Walsh does not con sider the complaint warranted by the facts, but will pursue his inquiry in other schools. He is of the opinion that more Japanese pupils will be found In the evening schools and the Polytechnic School, which, however, are not over crowded. The only remedy would be for the Board of : Education to establish a special school for Japanese as in the case of the Chinese, but this will not be done unless Japanese pupils are in sufficient numbers to warrant the expense. Few Japanese in Schools. On the excursion to Willlta next Sunday, September 20, those who participate will have an opportunity to view one of the grandest sights in California. Beyond Uklah the road runs through the valley for 'about ten miles and then It commences to climb the mountain range, the distance to the summit being seven and one-half miles. As you go higher and higher the country keeps opening out until you have a view of miles and miles of valley for ests and mountains. Wllllts Valley lies Just on the other side and from the summit you de scend into it. Wllllts Is the terminus of th» road and in the midst of the redwood country Mendoclno County lies at the doors of San Francisco and 'this trip will afford our people an opportunity to get an excellent idea of the Immensity, beauty and grandeur of that county Fare for the round trip. $3. Leaves Tlburoii Ferry, foot of Market «t.. 7:.1O a. m.; leave Willlts 4 p. m. Tickets on sale at 650 Market ft. (Chronicle building) and at Tlburon Ferry. • Over -the Mountains. In most cases the resistance was strictly passive and no attempt was made to interfere with the offi cers in the sale of property seized for taxes, but at times there were evidences of a feeling that may give rise to trouble later on should the number of resisters ever become large enough to encourage assort to an active resistance in place of a passive one. the movement in another issue the Gazette says: "In large numbers of cases proceedings have not yet been taken and several months must elapse before the full extent of the resistance can be adequately measured." A careful study of the summonses . shows that a majority of the resisters who have thus far been brought before the courts belong either to the Bap tist. Congregational or Primitive Methodist churches, but other free churches are well represented, notably the Wesleyans. Some surprise has been felt at the indifference to the issue of the Society of Friends, as the members of that church were strenuous leaders in the former battles against church rates. Members WHEN the new education bill was under con . sideration in Parliament a number of the more earnest opponents of the feature of the bill providing for the support of church schools declared that if the Government undertook to collect taxes for the support of such schools they would refuse payment. The programme thus defined, be came known as the policy of "passive resistance" and was the chief object of political discussion in the kingdom until Chamberlain's imperial tariff issue dis tracted popular attention from the subject. The op ponents of the measure, however, are standing by their guns, and we learn from our London exchanges that the passive resistance movement has already be come formidable and is steadily extending through out the country. The Westminster Gazette deems the issue of suf ficient importance to devote almost an entire page of a recent edition to publishing a record of the sum monses that have been issued to compel the payment of taxes by the resisters. It appears that the first act of resistance occurred on June 2, when four residents of the parish of Wirksworth were summoned before the local magistrates for refusing to pay the school taxes. Warrants were issued against their property and sixteen days later the sales took place without disturbance. Since that time down to September 4, the day of the publication of the Gazette, upward of 3000 summonses were issued and the number of dis traint sales amounted to sixty. PASSIVE RESISTANCE. The open meeting, or social entertain ment, given jointly by San Francisco Tent of the Knights of the Maccabees and San Francisco Hive of the ladles of the same order. In Pioneer Hall last evening was attended by more than 300 persons, the majority being ladies. Under the direc tion of Sir Knight Miles B. Schofleld there was presented for the entertainment of the members of both subordinates and their friends a pleasing programme of music, songs and recitations. The several numbers were: Instrumental selections, by the Maccabee Club of mandolin, guitar and violin players, under the leadership of Sir Knight Heidon; "How Mrs. Casey Won at Euchre." recited by Mary Par lolnl; barytone solo, A. A. Bradley; vocal selection, by the Maccabee Ladies* Quar tet— Mmes. von Seiberlich, Casey, Peters and Boxton; violin solo, "Ave Maria." by M. Rowan, recently of the Grau Opera company; vocal duet, Mmes. Casey and Boxton; instrumental duet. Archie and Milton Smith, and selections, by the Mac cabee Club. At the close of the pro gramme the guests of the evening were served with icecream and cakes, after which there was a social time for an hour. Maccabees Entertain Friends The Calendar Club gave an enjoyable entertainment In the guild hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, on Fifteenth street, last evening. The programme opened with a vocal solo by Mlsa Marlon Cummlng. which was followed by a vio lin and piano duet by Messrs. Jounjrer and Laughlin and a vocal solo by Mr. Jacobs. A farce. "A Happy Pair." In which Miss Francis Van Reynegon and Bert Allen played leading roles, waa much appreciated. After the entertain ment the floor waa cleared and dancing was indulged In. A sumptuous supper was then served and good-night was said. The proceeds of these entertainments, which are given, quarterly, go toward defraying the debt of the church. Calendar Club Entertainment. An Oakland man recently secured a divorce on the score that his wife was an inveterate. and uniformly unlucky gambler. The poor man evidently forgot, ?.nd the Judge did not choose to remind him, that in his marriage he took a more desperate chance and exhibited a more thoroughly inbred gambling spirit in serious things than ever his spouse did in her objectionable hazards. Vogelsang reports also that four Chi nese were arrested at San Pedro yester day for having small abalone in their possession and were fined J30 each. P. Naba of San Rafael was caught with one quail in his possession yesterday and fined ?30. State Game Warden W. F. Gray of Montana wrote to Vogelsang in reference to the matter, and the latter ascertained that Pulitzer was to return to the North west shortly after the conclusion of the Grand Army encampment. The sports man was caught 600 miles from the point where the alleged offense was committed and was compelled to make the long journey back In the saddle,. The trial will take place September 26. Chief Deputy Vogelsang of the State Fish Commission acknowledges that he was a party to the recent apprehension of Joseph Pulitzer, son of the proprietor of the New York World, for violating the game laws of Montana, The authorities at Helena discovered that' the young mil lionaire sportsman had indulged his taste for shooting too far, but he was then coming to San Francisco. Iiocal Game Official Gives Valuable Information to Montana Authori ties About J. Pulitzer. AIDS IN APPREHENSION OF A RICH SPORTSMAN Consider Compressed Air machines. The joint Supervisors Committee on ju diciary and Streets reported back to the board without recommendation the pro posed ordinance restricting the operating of compressed air cleaning machines on the public streets. The ordinance Is de signed to prohibit the operation of any machine or engine on the streets for a period of more than one hour at any given point, provided, however, that th« provisions of the ordinance shall not af fect machinery uspd in the prosecution of public work. The committee was of the opinion that the ordinance in Its pres ent shape is invalid In that it is dis criminatory. Cleve Dam. representing the labor unions, who are advocating the or dinance, said he was willing to take chances on its validity. T*-e subject was made a special order for Monday, Sep tember 2S. at 3:30 o'clock p. m. NEW YORK. Sept. 18.-The following Calif ornians are in New York: From San Francisco — T. W. Donovan, at the Bar tholdi; E. R. Dumont and wife, at the Holland: Rev. J. J. Gannon, at the Sin clair; "W. P. Lawlor, at the Holland; B. H. Llchtensteln, at the Plaza; P. M. Maher. at the Astor; M. J. Silk, at the Sinclair; L. Sloss, at the Holland; C. Taylor and wife, at the Bartholdl; Mrs. Wright and S. P. Young, at the Grand Union; W. Cresswcll. at the Grand Union; Mrs. M. C. Day, at the Manhattan; Miss M. S. Le Breton and Mr?. A. J. Le Breton, at the Albert: Miss J. Pollock and A. Pol lock, at the Murray Hill: E. T. Smith, at the Rossmore; C. J. Foster, at the Na varre: J. W. Norris, at the Gilsey. From Los Angeles— Dr. Armstrong, at the St. Denis; N. M. Kerehurich. at the Netherland; S. D. Most, at the Imperial. Californians in New York. FOR a good many years it has been evident that the white man would have to take up the bur den of Morocco. The country is an important one by reason of its relations to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic and because of the rival interests of France, Spain and Great Britain. When Lord Salis bury made his famous speech some years ago about "decadent nations" threatening the welfare of their sound neighbors it was well understood that he in cluded Morocco in the list. In fact the Morocco problem has been quite a factor in European diplo macy for a whole generation, and there have been times when it threatened to become a cause of war. Of late years the problem has been slowly solving itself. After the war with this country Spain was eliminated from the list of possible controllers of the country. That war clearly demonstrated that Spain can no longer be counted among the nations capable of bearing the burden^ of empire. Morocco must then pass to France W to Britain, for it seems to be agreed that it cannot be much longer left in the hands of the present incompetent possessors. For the country as a whole the British have not had much desire, but they have been looking with longing eyes on a good port and harbor opposite Gibraltar. Some of their naval authorities have declared the once for midable rock fortress to be practically valueless in modern war. It is true no power can take it, but then no power except Spain wduld have any wish to take it. Modern ships can steam through the straits without coming within reach of its guns, and accord ingly it no longer commands the passage as it <lid of yore. What is needed now by the British is not a strong fort like Gibraltar, but a base of naval supplies and a good safe harbor at the mouth of the Mediterranean. Such a post can be obtained either in the island of Minorca or on the coast of Morocco, but can hardly be constructed at Gibraltar no matter how much be the money expended. The facts have been frequently brought out in discussions of the Morocco problem, and it has been suggested that Great Britain should give France a free hand in dealing with the country, provided France agree to permit the British to take possession of such a harbor as they wish. No announcement has ever been made of any agreement between the two powers on that or on any other of their many points of antagonism, but it has been more than once intimated that such an agree ment is quite likely to be effected. It would seem from the reports of the programme of French inva sion of Morocco that some sort of understanding has been reached. There are many ways in which France could gain British consent to her occupation of Morocco even without the surrender of a port as a British naval base, for there are vexatious claims of France in the Nile territory and in Newfoundland whose settlement would be very comforting to a British Ministry. It is therefore not improbable that the French expedition into Morocco may be the-be ginning of the end of that African kingdom' and that within a few years it may be definitely annexed to the empire of France. THE MOROCCO PROBLEM. There is thus ample evidence in the statistics of, industry and of population to confirm the statement of Mr. Northern that the race issue as it exists in popular imagination is largely a bugaboo. With the increase of wealth in the South there will corns an in crease of schools and an increase of effectiveness in the rural constabulary, and then lynch law will be as rare in that as in any other section of the Union. /^ INCE so much attention has been given to the recent speech of John Temple Graves of Georgia in defense of lynch law it is but fair to note that he docs not in any way represent the domi nant sentiment of the white people of Georgia, nor did he accurately present the relations of whites and blacks to one another in that State. His assertion that the two races cannot develop a good advantage while in contact with one another and his plea for a programme of separation by a removal of the negroes < from the South have been promptly refuted and re pudiated by such rewspapers as the Atlanta Constitu tion and by some of the most eminent men in the State. The most elaborate reply that has been made to Graves comes frdm W. J. Northern, a former Gov ernor of Georgia and one of the most careful students of the race problem. In an extended discussion of the subject, published in a recent issue of the Consti tution, Mr. Northern begins by furnishing proof that .i majority of the whites of Georgia do not believe in lynch law as a remedy for any crime whatever. He says: "During my administration I had occasion to make a very thorough' official investigation that fully satisfied me that the people of this State as a body are n the fullest sympathy with the administration of the law and that they are ready to uphold it at any and all hazard whatever the nature of the crime demand ing punishment." Referring to the fact that lynchings have occurred :n Georgia with considerable frequency he says: "There have been in this State and in every other State considerable violations of the criminal code, but that does not indicate that the people are not pro nounced against such iniquities." He added that the undue prominence given in the press and in public discussions to lynching cases leads to a. misconception as to their frequency and that such outrages are by no means so common as uninformed people believe. Passing to a general consideration of the relations of the two races Mr. Northern says they are now less antagonistic and more co-operative than at any for mer period since the war. He closed by saying: '"We are now putting all the idle negroes to work and the better negroes are helping to this end. Vice and crime have greatly decreased ar/.ong them and we are practically free from trouble. Let us stop the continued abuse of the negro and rather help him to be useful to himself and to the community. Com mend him freely and generously and publicly, if you will, when he docs well, and punish him severely in the courts when he is vicious, and let that be the end of it. We have no occasion for a constant crying out. We have peace and abundant prosperity. Just let us say so, publish the crimes of the people if it is best, but let us be sure they have been committed before we sav so." Statements of that kind coming from men of known influence in the South are far more cheerful reading than the lurid rhetoric of men like Graves, who have liardJy any other desire than that of making a repu tation as lecturers. The problem of the races in the South it unquestionably a difficult one, but the diffi culties are being steadily overcome by the silent workers who are going bravely about their work •vrhile the orators are talking. The prosperity of the South, which is so abundantly evident of late years, is itself a proof that the two races are effect ively co-operating in all departments of industry. Moreover the latest census statistics show that for the first time in many decades the population of the South increased between 1890 and 1900 ih about the fame percentage as that of "the North. That .fact shows that the Southern people are not migrating to the North and West in anything like the numbers of former years. If the relations of the races were any thing like 60 bad aj Graves and others like him de clare we should have had a larger and not a dimin ished exodus of Southern people from their homes. A SOUTHERN OFTIMIST. Edward Bedloe, a former American Consul In China and now the represen tative of an Eastern newspaper, and E. S. Liittle. also a correspondent, who have been attending the Irrigation Congress in Salt Lake, arrived here yesterday on a pleasure trip and are registered at the Palace. Senator J. B. Curtln of Sonora is at the California. Judge J. W. McKinley of Los Angeles Is at the Palace. F. A. Boole, a prominent lumber man of Sanger, is at the Palace Samuel B. Stoy. an insurance man of Portland, is at the Palace. Senator James A. Tyrrell and wife of Grass Valley are guests at the Occiden tal. Thomas J. Kirk, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is do\*n from Sac ramento and is staying: at the PalaCo. Bank Commissioner Guy BarhanS of Los Angeles and his bride of a few •weeks returned from their honeymoon last even ing and are registered at the Palace. Edward E. McCall, a Justice of the Su preme Court of New York State, arrived at the Palace last night from Yellow stone Park. He is making a tour of the coast PERSONAL MENTION. The Supreme Court decided yesterday that Amelia Harrington was not entitled to any portion of the estate of John P. Harrington. The evidence showed that deceased and the plaintiff married in Michigan, but that a separation took place a few months thereafter. Mrs. Har rington alleges that she thought that her husband was dead and subsequently mar ried James Carley. Her contention was that the last mar riage was void and that as the widow of John Harrington she was entitled to a homestead. The Supreme Court holds that her second marriage was "voidable," but not void. Mrs. Harrington, or Mrs. Carley, then, can get nothing from the estate in auestlon. The court also declared yesterday that Sotoyome Tribe. I. O. R. M.. must i>.iy» a certain amount In sick benefits to Oith edine Schou. The plaintiff's husband waa a member of the order. He became in sane and died. She attempted to secure the benefit.-., which were refused on the ground that Schou's illness waa caused by overindul gence in liquor. The rules of the order provide that no benefits are to be paid in such cases. It was not proved that Schou's Illness was caused by liquor ami the court says that the benefits must bo paid. ; . ' • Supreme Court Settles Two Disputes in Which Bereaved Women Axe . the Plaintiffs. Our Filipino fellow citizens are clamoring for a larger and more significant representation on the Civil Service Commission which has been organized in the islands. ' The man who gave this national snap away and told the litUe fellows of the south seas of our gigantic governmental bunko game should be tried for high treason and executed as an enemy of his people. ONE WIDOW LOSES CASE AND ANOTHER TRIUMPHS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1903 J0H1? D. SFRECKELS, Proprietor. % /carets All Communications to W. S. LEAKE. Manager. TELEPHONE. Ask for THE CAXL. The Operator Will Connect Ton With the Department You Wish. PUBLICATION' OFFICE. . .Market and Third, §. P. EDITORIAL BOOMS 217 to 221 Stevenson St. Delivered by Carriers, 20 Cts. Per Week, 75 Cts. Per Honth. Single Copies 5 Cents. Term* fcy M«il. Including PocUre (Cash With Order): DAILY CALL (including Sunday), cn« year f9.00 DAILY ('JILL (including: Sunday j. 8 moatha 4.OI) DAILY CALL— By Etegle Month 73c fUNDAl CAlXs On» Te*r > 2JJO v.tEKLT CAJLL. Oam Tear X.O<> f Daily... 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CARLTO.V Herald Square ORAKCH OFFICES— *27 Montgomery, corner of Clar. open urtll 9:80 o'clock. 300 Hayea. open until 9:30 o'clock. 633 tlcAIIliier, open until 0:30 o'clock. 615 Larkln. open until S SO o'clock. fWl Mission, open until 10 o'clock. 22S1 Harket. ccrcer Sixteenth, open until 9 o'clock. 1098 Va- Uncia. open until 0 o'clock. 108 Eleventh, open until 9 o'clock. NE. ccrntr Church and Duncan Btreett, open ur.tll 9 o'clock. NW. corner Twenty-second and Kentucky. . («r. until 9 o'clock. 2200 Fillmore, open until 9 o'clock. The board of officers of the First Regi ment. L. C. C. announce a full-dress hop on Thursday evening, September 24, at Native Sons' Hall. It is announced by telegraphic report that Miss Ruth Bryan, daughter of Wil liam Jennings Bryan, is engaged to Wil liam Homer Leavltt, the artist who painted her father's picture. Now, that is really a very- pretty story. Artists are dangerous things to have about, where susceptible young girls linger — especially when they wield an Inspired brush, 4 ds did this young Lochinvar. Papa Bryan has not yet substantiated the story of the betrothal, but It Is safe to conjecture what the spirited young miss will do if worst comes to worst. Not quite in keeping with the original plan was Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Marshall Flint's going away. Instead of starting for the sylvan shades of Wyntoon after their wedding, they quietly slipped over to this city and went straight to their new home on Green street, near Scott. The following interesting programme was rendered during the reception hours: Jewel song from "Faust," Miss Helen Heath; monologue, Miss Lillian Qulnn; vocal solo, . Miss Vivian Bailey; vocal solo. Miss Golden; piano solo ("Noc turne," by Leybach). Miss Connolly. After the rendition of these numbers a dainty supper was served in Elks' Hall. On Wednesday night the members of the George H. Thomas Circle 'No. 32, La dies of the G. A. R., presided over by Mrs. Mary Merrill Miller, held an in formal reception at Utopia Hall in honor of Mrs. Belinda S. Bailey. '¦ The guest of .honor has been recently promoted to tho national presidency of the Ladles of the G. A. R., and deep in terest was manifested at this function, the first held in her honor by her own circle. - Channing Auxiliary Is arranging with Mrs. Louise Benson for a course of her Interesting discussions on questions Of the day and literary topics, to begin early in October. Mrs. Benson's talks last win ter were much, enjoyed by those privi leged to hear them. The following guests enjoyed the hos pitality of Mr. Harrison: Mis3 Margaret Anglin, Mrs. G. Livingstone Lansing, Mrs. Frank Grace, Mrs. Josephine de Greayer, Miss Frances Jollffe, Miss Vir ginia Joliffe, Miss Helen do Young, Miss Queenie Russell. Miss Howell, Henry Miller, J. r>. Phelan, Frank Grace, L. Nethersole, Donald de V. Graham, J. C. "Wilson, Mr. Burnett, Charles de Young, A. Joullln and A. Dalton Harrison. The decorations were strikingly attrac tive, an electric fountain in the center of the table scintillating brilliantly. Water lilies and La France roses Jent their beauty and fragrance to the festal board, and a mass of maplo leaves, with their deep green, accentuated the delicacy of the blossoms. Amadee Jouillin had laid his skillful brush upon the guest cards with very happy results, and during the evening presented the guests of honor with a se rious bit of his skill— a work In oils. A charming supper was given on Thurs day night in the red room of the Bo hemian Club' by William Greer Harrison, complimentary to .Miss Margaret Anglin and Henry Miller. Seldom has a func tion been* held beneath this rooftree ot good fellowship that was more In keeping with the congenial atmosphere identified with these hospitable walls. The food committee will also take up a proposed modification of the standards for ketchup^ and baking powders as a re sult of so*hie samples being found deficient In certain requirements. Green believes that the Increase In but ter fats will be' of Interest to the con sumer and the decrease in solids, not fat, will be of interest to«the seller of milk. Green is not as yet prepared to make any recommendation regarding the specific gravity to be reaulred and does not ex press any pronounced opinion as to whether a change In that connection is advisable. He says that very few ar rests " are made for deficiency In total Bolids In milk. Green has made a number of analyses recently as a result of milk raids by food inspectors and states that the milk has been found In the majority of cases to be pure. No arrests were made in the last raid, when fourteen samples were taken for chemical examination. None of the samples examined contained any forma line. . Professor Green, after exhaustive an alyses of milk samples, covering a period of many years, is prepared to recommend that the present requirement of 3.2 per cent for butter fats be increased to 3.4 per cent and on the other hand that the existing exaction of 8.8 per cent for solids not fats be reduced to 8.07 per cent, and the food committee. It is understood, is favorable to Green's recommendation. This will change the present specifica tion of 12 per cent for total solids to 11.47. which Professor <2reen believes should rule, 'owing to the peculiar conditions existing In the milk industry of this city. He points to the fact that owing to the lengthened dry season pecullaryto this coast it is a hardship to exact such a high percentage in solids not fat in milk. The Board of Health has under con sideration a proposed change In the pres ent milk standard and In all likelihood a revision of the same will be put in effect at no distant date. The matter has been referred to the food committee of the board, consisting of Drs. Lewltt and Baum, who are In consultation with City Chemist Green regarding the contem plated modification. Kxpert Cyril Williams ascertained yps terday that an error has been made in calculating the SO per cent Increase mado by the State Board of Equalization on San Francisco's total assessment of $427, &11.64S. According to the Pdlittcal Cod««. there is exempt from any raise which may be made by the board named all moneys, solvent credits, mortgages, deeds of trust, contracts and other obligations by which a debt is secured, it beins the law that such assessments have a stable value. Williams has figured tr.at the raise of 30 per cent should be calculated on the total roll less moneys, solvent credits, etc., which would be as follows: Real estate . . .' '^J'^'?^ Improvements 9S.»S*.1W) Personal property other than money • or solvent credits ai.5w.4uJ Total subject to ra!«> fKM.W3.3JO Thirty per cent Increase 11S..I...«7>> Assessment by Board of Equal ization $512.230.2'k. Money, no! vent credits, etc., ex- rr empt from ratse ,. 33..^H).0M> Grand total assessed valuation $543,833.32* Auditor Baehr is In receipt of a circular from the State Board of Equalization giv ing formal notification of the raise in the assessment roll of this city, which con tains the following Instructions: In all cases -where the property Is subject to a mortgage or trust deed the percentage of increase must flr»t be added to the. asanwrnent of the property affected and the deduction made from the increased aysesment, and the change must correspondingly be made In thi« total vaiue column, otherwise there will be a less amount of taxes raised than is necessary for State purposes. To illustrate, if a man is assessed for JtOOO on a tract of land subject to a mortgage of $.VX> the "'> per cent In crease would apply to the total valuation of $1000 on the theory that the property has been undervalued, so that the owner would pay taxes on JGOO not covered by mortgage, plus $20o raise, or $S0O. the mortgage of $500, of course, to be assessed to the mortgagee. The popular demand that the proposed issue of these bonds, made a lien on the city, be voted down and that another proposition be submitted making them a lien on the road alone is not in opposition to public ownership at all, but is rather in favor of it by, forcing it into such strict business lines as will con tribute to its success and lessen the chances for its failure. If the Examiner can conjure any reasons why this should not be done let it conjure and print the result of its divinations in large black-faced type on :ts editorial page, that the taxpayers may know what it thinks it thinks about the matter. If William Randolph Hearst will not buy the bonds when based on the road only, why not? As far as The Call's position is concerned it is un affected by any speculation as to whether the road will be operated by the city at a profit or a loss. We merely insist that the bonds to acquire it be a lien upon the road only and not upon the city. If the Examiner have any objections to that it will please state them and come down out of the air and into Geary street. It is now quoting Mr. Horace Platt's figures of the private operation of the road to show that it will pay the city a profit. Mr. Platt's figures are made upon what the road is doing and may do under private ownership. They are positively no proof that it will do better or worse under public ownership. We insist that the history of public ownership in this country proves by analogy that the road will do worse under public ownership, but that has nothing to do with the demand of the taxpayers that the bong's shall be based on the road and not be a lien on the city. In Massachusetts eighteen cities were lighted by gas and electricity by private companies. Under the law of that State when public ownership is undertaken all private property in the same line that might compete has to be taken over, as in England, so that public ownership shall have no pri vate competitor. In the eighteen cities in question the private companies were all making a profit. The same cities have now had several years' experience in public ownership, with the result that the cost of light is double what the private companies charged, and yet there is a heavy annual deficit that has to be met by general taxation. We are only holding aloft the lamp of experience. San Francisco may be an exception in public owner ship and may net a profit where other cities have netted a loss. No man can say whether this will or will not be the result of the experiment here. The real opponents of public ownership are those who, like the Examiner, insist upon an unbusinesslike be ginning by wanting to burden the whole city with a debt which the Geary-street road should bear alone. The city proposes to go into the business of run ning a street railroad and to do it just as a private corporation would, by issuing bonds. The Exam iner seems to think that it thinks the city will not own the road unless these bonds are a lien upon the city and not upon the road. By parity of reasoning the private corporation would not own its property if the bonds for it were based upon it alone. This is rank nonsense from any business point of view. 1/ Mr. William Randolph Hearst is willing to buy the bonds issued as a lien on the city, why is he not will ing to buy them issued as a lien on the road alone? He says: "If experience should prove that the city cannot run the road at a profit there will not be much lost" if the bonds are a lien on the city. We reply that if the bonds are a lien on the road alone there will be nothing lost if, as he says, private parties will then be willing to lease it at a high price, for the rent of the property must then pay the bonds and interest and the taxpayers will lose nothing. . THE Examiner, in the body of a page displayed in large type, returns to a discussion of the Geary-street Railroad bonds, in which it says: "The opponents of the acquisition of the road make the objection that it will cost the city more to run it than the road will bring in." THE GEARY STREET BONDS. SUPPER GIVEN IN BOHEMIAN CLUB RED ROOM HEALTH BOARD MAY REVISE TRIE MILK STANDARD ASSESSMENTS EXEMPT FROM THE RAISE It will be remembered that when the tariff question was precipitated by Mr. Chamberlain some of the op ponents of the education bill declared that the new issue had been raised solely for the purpose of evad ing the educational issue. The charge was unfair, but there can be no doubt that the Ministers were quite glad to get away from the denominational con troversy which was threatened. Even as it is, how ever, there is going to be trouble with the law, and in some localities the struggle between the magistrates and the resisters may become quite serious before all is over. of the "Passive Resistance Committee" are quo\gd as saying that upward of 400 local leagues have been formed to resist the tax and that the movement is In describing the manner in which the distraint sales are received by the public the Gazette says: ;\ "There was some feeling displayed at a sale of the goods of Passive Resisters at Colchester yesterday, the Rev. T. Batty, a Baptist minister, and the Rev. Pierrepont Edwards, locally, known as 'the fighting parson,' entering into discussion in the auction room, but being stopped by the auctioneer, who said he did his work during the week and he hoped they did theirs on Sundays. At Long Eaton the goods of twenty-three Passive Resisters were sold amid demon strations of hostility to the auctioneer. A boy was arrested for throwing a bag of flour. 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