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JOIIX D. SPRECKELS ..:..... Proprietor
JOHN MeXAUGHT. 1 ............. Manager
THE business situation was. much quieter last* week. The .ex
citement over the high rates for call money with which the new
year was ushered in has subsided, the rates are down to 4 to 5
per cent, with money flowing back from the country at large into
Xew York at the rate of about $7,000,000 for the week, including
nearly $1,100,000 by telegraph alone '-from San Francisco. This re
flux of funds has relieved the heretofore strained financial situation,
and caused the whole country to breathe easier.
If there were any especial feature last week it was the continua
tion of the remarkable market in Wall street.* The wave of specula
lion is still on, and the makers of the market are just as confident
as ever, or at least profess to be, that we are to see still higher
prices. Everybody is advising everybody else to jump into the
maelstrom and buy stocks, and they are going in one after another
and in droves like'the historic flock of sheep. Where this mad rush
to buy stocks will end, or when, or how, would be interesting to
Everything has its day and the denouement will come some time.
Meanwhile, in spite of the already high prices for both railway and
industrial shares, dividends are being steadily increased all along the
line, and as long as this continues stocks will continue to advance.
It cannot be otherwise. These dividends must come from earnings
as a rule, and as increased earnings are but another name for in
creased business throughout the country they necessarily show,, a
continued expansion of an already unprecedented expanded condi
, The public evidently have not yet reached the end of their rope
as buyers of merchandise, and until they do, or in more familiar
phrase until production overtakes consumption, business will be
lively everywhere and the national stock market active, and if not ;
rising naturally can easily be made to do so artificially. Optimism
still pervades all classes and the general sentiment seems to be:
"Let us eat, drink and be merry; after us the deluge; to-morrow
we die."
A current feature is the increased railroad building. Several
great lines, such as the Union Pacific and. St. Paul, have entered the.
field as builders, and several others are pushing westward in ex
tending new lines to the Pacific Coast, with San Francisco the ob
jective terminal in most cases. From present indications San Fran
cisco will have all the railroad outlets she requires in the course of
the next five years, which renders the commercial outlook for this
city especially brilliant. More railroads mean for San Francisco
more population, reduced freight and passenger rates, more money
and more importance in the financial and commercial world. It is
this largely increased railroad extension which is causing much of
the current speculation in railroad shares in New York.
In this connection it is not amiss to remark that the growth of
railroad mileage in the West has not kept pace with the growth of
traffic in the last ten years. During the decade the railroad mileage
increased only about 18 per cent, which is less than the increase in
population, while the tonnage of the roads increased over 100 per
cent. There is an economic gap here which must be filled, hence the
bright outlook from the railroad point of view. This is an argu
ment freely employed by the stock market bulls in their predictions
of still higher prices for railroad shares, and it must be confessed
that it is a pretty hard argument to controvert.
There was not much change in general business^ conditions
during the week. The staples, such as cotton, grain, iroh and steel,
dry goods, building materials, leather and footwear and other cloth
ing, all enjoyed a good movement, with the cotton) woolen, steel
and other mills running up to their full capacity as a rule. The bank
clearings of the country gained 31.2 per cent over the corresponding
week in 1905, with the aggregate clearings reaching the enormous
total of $3,813,000,000. The reports of clearings from, the Pacific
Coast cities were particularly brilliant. The failures for the week
were 309, against 324 last year. V; ;
The distributive trade of the country continues on a large scale,
with collections generally prompt everywhere. There is less com
plaint of car shortage, though some sections are still demanding
more cars and engines to transport their merchandise. This is a
very good indication of the current activity in business.
The event of the week in California was the generous rain,
which extended all over the State, and imparted a wholly new aspect
to the agricultural, mercantile and industrial situation. This soft
warm rain means a restoration of pasturage, increased acreage into
grain, improved conditions in orchards and vineyards, more power
for the mines and electric plants, and in brief is a blessing all around
and practically insures another fine year.
At this writing California has certainly nothing to complain of as
far as the business outlook is concerned. We can now go ahead
with our plans with a fair prospect of seeing them succeed later on,
and the uncertainty and doubt attendant on the recent long cold
and dry weather can be forgotten. -
/"> OCIALIZATION of the public school is a work in which the
women of San Francisco are much interested. The Local
'Council of Women, which represents a large number of the
most influential clubs of the city, has been busily at work for the
betterment of • conditions in the schools, and a committee of that
council has issued a report upon the special feature of betterment
which they believe would result from the establishment of municipal
social centers as an important adjunct to our educational system.
The council has for the past year been making a systematic re
search for facts concerning our public schools. They have studied
the progress made in other large cities of the United States and in
foreign countries, and they find by this comparison that one of the
improvements we much need is this matter' of socialization.;
Development of this line is 'accomplished by 'means of school
gardens in vacant lots; more playgrounds under skilled supervision ;
vacation schools where knowledge different from that got from books
during the regular term is made a feature of pleasant change and
added powers; more and bigger assembly rooms where evening lec
tures could be enjoyed; and gymnasiums where under competent
instructors the health and physical development of the boys and
girls would be promoted.
Through all these agencies the 'further and general betterment
of an aroused spirit' of socialization would naturally result. The
frequent coming together of young folks bent on an aH-round -im
provement of themselves and of their environment would; develop
friendliness, perfect character^by mutual contacts of ambitious minds,
provide the stimulus of good-natured 1 emulation and foster that
great civilizing force, co-operation. It is a good work these women's
clubs are advocating, and it should by all means be encouraged.
In the season of good resolutions the ex-insurance magnates from
Chaunccy Depcw up are probably registering earnest vows that they will
never again be caught with the goods on thlcm.— Pittsburg Gazette.
If Croesus had. only $10,000,000. as Congressman Sulzer alleges, he
would hardly haverisen to the dignity of an octopus if he had lived at the
present time.— Kansas City Journal.
"Judge" Andrew Hamilton has gone to . Bad to take the
waters, but his former associates are remaining irivßad New York to take
their medicine. — Pittsburg Gazette.
President Roosevelt has made several new enemies lately, "increasing
the esteem in wbicb heis held by the American -peoplc-^Pittsburg' Dis
pstch. . ,
VANITY in a woman, is bad enough,' but conceit in a man is worse.' ,
The average .woraan^ does love 0 boast of having sat up with the sick.
The trouble of being a peacemaker is that you are .liable to be accused of but
ting in. '. \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0...,\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 .>-.-'_.;;-' .-;/. ' :.„.., '-._,-, \u25a0[--.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. -',-" \ \u25a0 ..»\u25a0''\u25a0
'A man is too stiff to keep step with the fashions -.after he is 40, but a woman
will keep pace till she is 75. A: • ' \u2666 '•"'.
Your successes in life have a provoking faculty of looking as if they, just hap
pened so. , '- V ;.-'. .•;-.' ..\u25a0•';. : -... .;\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0"'.
The sensation of blushing would be a familiar one to most of; us if we knew
how often we were thought a nuisance. ; ; . : •
After a man reaches 45 he is too old to buy anything on the installment plan
that it takes more than six weeks to pay for. -'\u25a0':\u25a0-
As a'general thing, those who refresh; their souls every morning. by memoriz
ing a bit of poetry are late to' work and lose their Jobs, and can afterward take
a whole day to it.— Atchison, Kans., r Globe.: ', ' ; ; • ; \u25a0
T' HE Drincesa 'effect j which lis / dominating} the styles of! the present . is^ car-
Vi, rledj.out-attractiyely^nsthejlong-coat suits., .The French 'seam/; half I way
.; vbetween the armseye and neckline, adds greatly to the^graceful' curves. 1 and
tends) much 7to ward . diminishing 1 the ; si2e ' •of ..the" "waistline, f5f 5 - In * this case ", this
eeam" runs i from? the shoulderi" line •to the J hem of - the . garment^ being \ in Z the
form'of Tan; Inverted J pleat ' stitched j down Vto § a couple '\u25a0 of * inches s be^ow the
waistline^ j"andt pressed i flatly^ from Uhehce^*to ; the ,' hem. There '\u25a0\u25a0 is?. no : center
backfseams.HonlyitheTsideHnverted'fpleatiUreated aB:in r thVfroht;?,The'fronts
are'eut ,U, shape to ithe bust llne^wlth 1 a'j little s chomiBette?bf i dovel gray|cl6th;
, braided ' in \ black^-.The : leg :o'i mutton~sleeye;.has 7a « h igh^^"cuff '? of i black tvelvet;
the ', ehawl |_collar; of -i the] same, Xwhilejthe"? buttons - are ( of \u25a0Fcloth^^wlth'ft black
bonerlnis7\The;skirt is plain length^ yin^the? : hem " v of
which i Is * inserted | a\ strip] of « feather; weight * haircloth; .which" aids \u25a0 in! holding
out;from the; feetUhe. extreme: width. .•.:; - , : ; :\u25a0 ; v':;
Copirrlsh). |.>OS. V» th« Ktw Tom' rv.ninVt* '«ff™m fMvw rir* M«r-s>« C»:
Around the Earth.
IT ; WAS \u25a0 from the Britishers : that we
learned the art of scientific' naviga
tion, "and from their mighty navy
that we s modeled ours that fought
the battle, of the • Sea of Japan. How
great is our Indebtedness to England!—
Jiji; Toklo. ; ' • : :
Until the chauffeur appeared among
us, there seemed no more wicked per
son on earth than a butler, and no one
more trying to the nerves than a maid;
but we now know that to lowest depths
there is a deeper still: ; and . that when
once . you ' are} in" the power of a chauf
feur your peace has flown.— The World,
Irish' journalists, statesmen, warriors,
promoters, 'party, 'bosses, leaders ;of
every, kind In all parts of the English
speaking., world attest. the fact that the
Irishman. ls first and foremost the man
with ideas. — Public Opinion, New York.
Neverfbefore has there been so much
ready;, money, in ' Manchuria. jln bygone
years trade "was all. done,', or nearly so,
by ; promissory, notes st but owing: to two
huge armies; both spending money lav
ishly; for local i products, : money Y. Is
plentiful everywhere. 1 j The very battle
fields south . of J Mukden are rich with
corn.— Times, Peking,.? \u25a0 : '
In a '•: Bengal , hospital . recently - the
doctor " had as a door mat . a bear's skin
which in a" few weeks; was: picked-ab
solutely- bare. " Whatever ' diseases 1 the
patients complained ; of, ; they regarded
the acquisition of , a few hairs from*that
skin as of much more Importance .than
all : the drugs . in the British : pharmaco
poeia.'—Statesman;. Calcutta.
Pickings From Puck.
InV 1920 — Vlsitor^-I \u25a0 suppose there Is a
history connected with ;tha.t_spade?
Museum Attendants-There is, sir; ; it is
one of "our greatest curiosities.' That spade
was actuallyused to dig with at Panama.
.Perfect^ System.— Crawford— ls there
Bucb/a' thing as a safe gambleT v
Crabshaw— Well, there are "bur high \ fln
anciers^whoOtake"; a chance with other
people's .money. .
Age of : Graft.— Auntiei-S Ing ; . "Pat-a-
Cake, Pat-a-Cake,' Baker's' Man," Charlie^
- Charlle-^Not: a", note .till "l've negotiated
for the phonograph] rights. • /
*> .Tempers' and Jewela.-^'They say a faah
ionable crowd is \ almost • invariably ; bad
tempered.'^;^., '' : . .'.. \u25a0• "- ,i .' -? £ -
:•':': '/Much : in the same . way, 1 ; I fancy, : that
fashionable' people 'often wear paste Jew
els.",',:'.; - * -""• • •- ' •' *-,-.
"I don't quite see that.'.'
'\u25a0» VWell, :•: of ; course, , where people's \u25a0 tem
pers (are v ; bad , they don't ; so r much mind
losing, them."- ;;>/ ' \~[ '.',.-•.!'\u25a0;_\u25a0 \u25a0
The ; Unexpected-^Offlce * Boy— There's \ a
policy-holder wants* to'see' you about-r-T '
-t* Insurance' Pf esideht^Throwj him^ out ! \u25a0$
\u25a0 ' Offlce"; Boy— About ; increasing ; his \ policy.
; Insnrahce ; President— Oh* show^ him in—
and bring him a cocktailr 1 . quick! v
\;.The! MobJ-7"Wen T' ; ; /:."",."/.
; "Oh, f ? don't 'ask . me! I'm ; so disgusted
with *, myself for , having come!;? It's a per
fect!crush!"- ' ' > ' '^V?';-':
SVYes! cThlnk * of i there j being i only; $200,
000,000Tpresent,\ yet more \u25a0 than % a hundred
persons.-^":';;;"; \u25a0!"-'\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 ;/.: : ' : y'.i, ~ : ''- " ";'; ; A .
; Forward.— VWell.'--', \u25a0\u25a0' replied the up-to
date"; manager, afterl a"; moment's { thought."
; don't see .why, we; shouldn't be" ready, to
open* ihTtwblweeks^'Anotherrrehearsal ior
nVw" X manneriBtn,"s and Jafter.S that >' there's
nothing left but to write a play; around it.
Two weeks,' I should ; say7 at the outside. V.
1 • Townsend'B -; glace ;-. fruits
"and TchoicestTcandieaKln> artistic .fire
etched .boxes.*; New ; store, 76 7 ; Market.; •
J Special i Information? supplied f daily to
business ? houses and \u25a0' publ io men Iby 1 the'
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 30 Cali
fornia street Telephone Main 1041. •/.
A. J. Waterhouse.
IJ HAVE lived V too long with my
Mother -West , „.,
1 To care for the Eastern land.
For I drew life's milk from her mighty
\u25a0\u25a0s w«r R-nacea serene and vasi.
Plains that; merge; in a limitless plain,
-•Mountain on mountain hurled.
Infinite leagues of an infinite_ main—
For i giants ; a , giant world. .
These rl have; loved since my.-keart.was
; young,, \u25a0 .
. >And ever toll,
And their, praise I breathed with a lisp
V ing tongue, ","
For they. were; my life and lonl.^
Ay. I hid my ; face' on" her \ great, warm
And I loved right well my Mother West.
The East has mountains. I hear them
* ~ any '- \u25a0*' '
But the' mountains are only hills.
Wee hillocks that children might use
'- in -play, ; •' ; , . \u0084
And plains that a hillock frills;
And ' the ocean \ls only; a stage effect.
, Or so It seemeth to me —
But what would you have, or what ex
; -;: .•--pect.y. ..\u25a0'." -•;.. -t; ;
Of a gulf from Pacific sea?
•Tls a tiny world, and I've sometimes
felt /
That Its people grow tiny, too,
Content as they've still to the gold god
; ; knelt.
And maddened his will to do;
For the spul needs depth, and the soul
needs height,
. And it needs the spaces of God,
And it smaller grows when it ceaseless
• goes ' '.'_-- ~ \u25a0". -.'.-;\u25a0 \u0084 \u25a0
Where Mammon doth hold the rod.
But here we are taught by our Mother
\u25a0 i;-\i. West .• \u25a0 \u25a0•.' V -..- -. .\u25a0' -. •
That . the soul is all, and vain Is the
Unto him.' who was born,' where th©
world is great
The duty is clear and stern
To stand as the heir to a god's estate.
Nor e'er to the petty turn;
He dare not walk with the shoddy
crowd ,
Whose lives are a hollow pretense.
Whose clamor, "See me!" forever' Is
loud, ; '
Whom ( glitter pf gold contents. \u25a0
For \u25a0 the mountains - murmur, "Stand
straight and tall !" "
And .' the wide plains « whisper, "Be
And the ocean mutters, "Be not the
Whom only the small applaud 1 !"
And he who doth turn from these regal
things IWaSKWoM
To the folly and sham of life
Shall never stand with the uncrowned
Who capture the prize of strife.
Ay, a thankless heir is he, at the best.
To our mother ; of mothers — the great,
broad West.
"Ethelinda. I love you."
There was no response.
'•Wilt thou be mine, Ethelinda?"
Still "the beauteous maiden answrred
"Oh, speak to me, Ethelinda! Say
that you wilt — "-. \u25a0«.,,_"
"You know perfectly well. Adolphus.
that = I cannot answer you while you
address me in that manner." -
.Then the .young" man thought and
thought, and of a sudden a great light
broke. Again his' pleading voice was
heard:"- •"\u25a0^ - ; \u25a0-*-. -"---— v.-- -
"Ethylyndye." he entreated, "say that
thou wilt be mine." SSBP4BB
''!' So , the fair maiden confessed her
yearnful love. .
There, there! do not ask me how she
knew that he mentally spelled her name
wrong in pronouncing it, for I do not
know But, In the first place, you
should remember that a large latitude
GOOSE— A. S... City. The singular of
a tailor's smoothing Iron is goose. The
plural is N ; not geese, but gooses.
POKER DICE— R. M., Grayson. Cal.
In poker dice the throws rank in the
same manner as In the card game.
what Is called. the color language, red
signifies courage; blue, love and fldell :
ty; , white, integrity; yellow. Inconsist
ency; green, jealousy, and purple, loy
alty.: :-'"»-\u25a0' <;. "-' ~>
CONGRESS— A. H. L.. City. The rec
ord of the members of Congress does
not .give : the religion of the members
of both houses of Congress, and as
there is not any such record published,
this department cannot give the inforr
matlon asked for..
• WHAT HE MEANT— D. M.. Concord,
Cal.' In the following paragraph the writer
evidently .left out words needed to make
his meaning clear:' "It cannot now be said
of the smartest' of the smart maids, as
in time, that 'they toil not.
neither do they spin.'." The addition of
the "words afterl "time" In the • sentence
"as was said of ; the lilies" would have
made the sentence correct. .
:• ASSAY— N. G.* 8., Auckland, CaL The
State Mining Bureau. San Francisco,'
will tell, without 'i cost, what metal
there; is in- ore submitted to lt,;but will
not - give an assay. \ There are private
assay ; offices ' In San I Francisco, that. for.
a f ee^ will give \ the quality^ and- value
of ore. ; There; are United States -assay
offices at Carson City,- and Denver. ColoJ
* -ANESTATE— B. Lp. If there is an
estate in process of settlement and dis-
DAVID; FARRAGTJT, who has been called by more than* one authority t&a
greatest naval commander that the world has ever known, since, as they
reason, he had to combat not only with vessels, ; line against line. ., but also
with; forts, and accomplished success in both lines so
admirably; was' born 'on the Tennessee frontier, .when
that frontier, was nothing but a howling wilderness.
He himself has narrated' that his earliest remem
brance is of the Indians, who often made." attacks on
the cabin of the family. , , Once, when his father was
away, the Indians attacked the house in larger num
bers than usual,' but his mother staved them oft and
kept;, them at • bay until help came. Such a training
hardened . the boy into a ; readiness for nearly any
I His desire was for a naval career. A . friendship
with Admiral Porter secured this for . him more
readily; than would have been possible under other
circumstances. Farragut's career nearly came to
an untimely end, however, .through his devotion to
his duty." ".- *
On^ board his ship, the Ferret, yellow fever -broke
out. Farragut treated the cases" himself . contract
ing the fever. He barely escaped with his 'life, but
although he "was advised to give up his work at the
time, he continued at v his post. His later splendid
successes were , due ' to ,, tha same qualities of grit
; and perseverance .that took him back to w*« fihip. ;~; ~
of imagination is allowed to the writer
of a story, and, any way. in the second
place.. l should think that a girl who
has the Intellect to spell her name In
such a way. would have the Intellect to
detect whether it is pronounced with
all the y'3 in it.
-And it really does not - matter any
way, for they Jived happily ever after
ward—that is, until the divorce was
When the sun creepeth down to the west
ern sea —
VVV V- Hushaby, baby, my baby— . t
The little dream fairies come seeking for
Bockaby. baby, my baby—
And each is a fairy so tiny and wee
That only the eyes of the babies can see.
For each of them all la hidden from me—
Hushaby, baby.^my baby.
When the stars glimmer out on the man-
Hushaby, ,baby, my baby—
The little dream fairies do bear, the*
away —
Bockaby, baby, my baby—
And they take thee to lands more- won
drously fair
Than realms of the earth or realms of the
And once, long ago. I, too, wandered
there —
Hushaby, baby, my baby.
The moonship is only a shallop of gold—
Hushaby, baby, my baby— .
And you float In that boat till th« night
has grown old—
Rockaby. baby, my baby—
Aye, sweetly you float on the Ocean of
While ever the fairies their vigil do keep.
Till straight to my arms In the morning
you leap—" •
Hushaby, baby, my baby.
11 ' »
"Is he a believer In spirits?*' ,
"Well. I should say sol"
"Does \u25a0"'he receive any manifesta
tions V
"It 'looks that way to an Interested
spectator." "
"What medium doe* he prefer?"
"Judging by what he calls for when
I am with him. I should say brandy."
"Mrs. Blinks secured her divorce on
the ground of lncompatabllity. did she
not?" .
"Was that the only ground?"
"It was as far as the court record*
Indicated, but I understand that its
other name was F. Augustus Blivens."
They built them a palace in Pretense
town —
Give to them plaudits as soon as
thou wilt. '
And when thou hast done It the- Job's
done brown,
For just for that chatter the palace
. was built.
And many a palace In Pretensetown
Is builded that way. as ye well m«4
ken, y
Just for the envy of dullard or clown.
Merely for touting of chattering men.
They builded a cottage In Comfortville.
And the «world all silently passed
It by, '.33MP
But love In that cottage Is dwelling 1
,And blessing and happiness ever are
And ours Is the choice if we will — If
.- we will —
Blessing to find, or hapilness drown:
To bund a cottage in Comfortvule.
Or a dreary palace In Pretensetown.
"De leddy on de hill gib me do glad
"Youse wus In luck. Willie."
"Well. I don't know. Dere want
nuttln in 1L"
Will Leighton is going out of the dairy
business and will sell his stuff at auction.
He ought' to get Quite a price for the
faithful old pump.— Leesville (Mo.) Light.
trlbution In New York and you are
unable to obtain any satisfaction from
the executor, write to the clerk of the
court In which the case is pending and
upon receiving the answer submit it
to a reputable attorney, together, with,
all. the facts In your possession, and fc;
will advise you what to do. This &w
partment does not give legal advice.
DENTISTRY— Ambitious, City. , Such
information as. you desire In regard to
taking a course in dentistry you can
obtain by communicating with the
Dental Department of the University
of California, at the Affiliated Colleges,
Parnassus avenue; the Dental Depart
ment of the College. of Physicians and
Surgeons. Fourteenth street, or the
California' State Dental Association
all ' located In < this city.
DOGS— Subscriber, „ Cedarvllle. CaL
Dogs are' property when so declared by
; law. In California . the value of a do ig
isone dollar. It is evident that in the
State of Illinois dogs are not property
by reason of ; n<j law on . the subject.
and that being the case ; must have
been the reason that a Judge in Bloom
; ington. in that ! State, recently decided
that a dog Is not the subject of lar
DESERTERS— Subscriber. City.. The
War Department ; of the United State*
does ',: pay a' reward for the 7appre
hension of a deserter from the; army.
An order issued December ,7.15. 1905.
says: "A. : reward of $50 will : be ) paid
to : any civil officer or civilian for the
apprehension and 'delivery to the
proper military authorities at a milita
ry station ;or some other 1 convenient
point agreed upon, of any deserter from
the military * service."

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