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I The San Francisco Call
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TWO full regiments of Japanese are colonized in Hawaii. Their
soldier clothes are packed away in their gripsacks, ready to
astonish the native?.. There is great excitement on the islands.
Japanese spies are planning a revolution in Cuba and are
preparing to take to the woods with assorted colonels and rebels.
Much alarm is felt in the Black Pearl of the Antilles. Six Japanese
soldiers, in full uniform, have crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico
and have invaded the United States. The liars of the Rio' Grande
are up in arms. Japanese seal; poachers are preparing to take
possession of the tail end of Alaska and annex the jtrmping-off
place. It is a cold day when a moral or material volcano does not
start spouting among the vexed Aleutians. Thus we are on • all
sides surrounded, and war's alarums and excursions are being per
sonally conducted with a loud roar by Bombastes Furioso. The
very Hob is to pay and it's a continuous performance.
In sooth, these are perilous times, if one might believe -the'
monstrous regiment of liars. Like Robinson Crusoe, we dwell in
'he midst of alarms, with messages from the President hurtling
about our heads and deaving our ears with the long reverberation
of loud-resounding words, full of sound and fury. The type
writers are groaning; the English language i's being badly mauled;!
the spelling bee is in hot buzz and the' hated foe is upon us from,
seventeen different sides at once, dall out. the militia, if General
Lauck has not disbanded it, ali and singular. '
Pis disappointing, -rh'erefore. to learn from a Tokio dispatch
despite all''this turmoil and "alarmist telegrams from San
;sco and London, the Japanese newspapers remain calm."
Apparently they have not heard from the embattled liars of the
Rio Grande who eat and drink international complications and keep I
assorted "specks of war" hidden up their sleeves like an ace in the
hole. There is great excitement on the Rio, Grande among the
border ruffians. '\
Dr. Roosevelt — a man so various that he seems to be not one
but all mankind's epitome — will prescribe; we need not continue]
the must}' verse. He has messages to suit all complaints, whether
it is the caustic unction that he lays on the back of a suffering city
for the sin of wanting to be and continue American, or telling the
Ancient and Honorable Order of Philologers why they should
admire themselves. Perhaps you would never suspect the reason,
but here it is, as told by Dr. Roosevelt the other day in Washington : |
I feel that the nation ffaln* permanently very largely according to
the quality of the^ work done by just EiAh associations as this. What is
to be guarded against by our people i« in the desire for material progress
we may forget certain things of the soul and the mind. I hope to pee
more and more in our colleges and universities the work of productive
scholarship; for instance, take in your own line the work that can only be
done by men acd women trained in classical studies, who take part in such
actual work of exploration and excavation as this society has taken part in.
The philologcrs are good diggers. Dr. Roosevelt uses' more
words — no man can use more words— but it comes to the same
thing. It is all very gratifying. While we are threatened with in
vasion on every side and the dogs of war are getting ready to!
take their terrible soldier clothes out of their gripsacks— in the
midst of this flock of scarecrows, the people, perplexed by fear,
are reassured because the President is calm — calm and voluminous
in illustration of the difference betweetTa quake and a quack.
He is watching over us like an administrative providence with
a big stick. We can sleep o* nights in comfort and security be
tween whacks. He will not permit anybody else to hurt us. Whom
Roosevelt lo%*eth he chasteneth. He ie the whole shooting match
and all over the ranch. The Japanese bogie man may shake his
gory locks at Dr. Roosevelt, but he does not scare worth a cent.
He emulates the calm of Goethe's celebrated heroine, whose lover's
remains were borne before her on a shutter, while she, like a well
conducted lady, went on cutting bread and butter. The President
i:* calm. Who's afraid? All's quiet on the Rio Grande.
IX- an editorial accusing the San Francisco papers of "fouling their
own nest" the Oakland Tribune has this to say:
An example of the way San Francisco has been Injured by thr San
Francisco papers is furnished by the Chicago Tribune of December 16,
which contains a cartoon depicting a crowd of contributors giving the
crippled city alms, which a politician in the rear is stealing from her pocket.
The following legend explains the picture: "The politicians of San Fran
ci--co hav,e stolen nearly $1,000,000 of the relief fund." How does' th;s sort
of thing appeal to San Franciscans, who know that not a' dollar of the
relief fund has been stolen by the politicians or anybody else; that -.the
politicians have never handled the relief fund, and thatthe men who have
charge of the fund are not charged with squandering or stealing it, but
with hoarding the money in the banks when more of it should hare been
expended for the purposes the contributor* intended? However, the Saa
Francisco papers have given it out to the world" that the city officials have
looted the relief fund, -end it is -now next to impossible to make people
abroad believe the truth. • '
It is not true that the "San Francisco newspapers have given,
it out to the world that the city officials have looted-^the relief
fund." The Tribune is fully cognizant of the fact that only one
San Francisco paper — the Chronicle — published this shameful slan
der that has done the city so much injury.
The story was made of whole doth, with circumstantial details
invented to heighten the deception. Coming from a San Francisco
source, it has been spread all over the continent of North America
and part of Europe. Mr. dc Young, who is responsible for its
publication, has made no move to repair the injury he j has done
to the city. The cartoon printed in a paper so careful and re
sponsible as the Chicago Tribune shows how wide has been the
acceptance of this damaging invention.
"* . : : .;*.: ..j., ; v«;:. ... : ~ ,
tion over his own signature. He is,;.a- director- of the Associated
Press, and that powerful agency /would" undoubtedly* honor his
request to give the fullest his apology and ac
knowledgment. San Francisco is' waiting, to _ hear from you.
IT may be laid down on principle that juvenile probation' work
should be kept v out of politics. That Is : the present status and
it ought to be continued. Under the general direction of Judge
Murasky and the local probation committee a most valuable serv
ice has been rendered to the community. Now, when .it- is pro
posed that the cost of this work shall be undertaken by the-mu
nicipality, the choice of instruments to carry out the established
policy should" remain in the probation committee. In a word, the
patronage should not be. made a football of politics and part of the
current coin for barter and sale among politicians. '
It is proposed to create an official probation^' staff - for San
Francisco, Los Angeles and other important counties.- We should
regard the proposition favorably on condition that the .choice of
these officials shall remain in the hands of the probation committees.
We have nothing but praise for the work done by 'Judge- Murasky
in this city, and we are persuaded that: he would-be the last. person
to recommend that this* embarrassing, patronage-;should be loaded
on his shoulders. Judge Murasky knows, as all judges, know, that
the complications due to'judicial patronage do not" makV for purity.
An ideal condition would be where * judges."- had absolutely no
patronage. ,
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MR. and Mrs. . R. P. Schwerin en
tertained at • a very enjoyable
dinner on Saturday evening last,
at which Miss Emma Mullen of
Washington/ t>. C, - was the guest of
honor.- ( The table was effectively dec
orated with violets and ferns, with
green-shaded candelabra. Those pres
ent were: Miss Mullen, Dr. and Mrs.
Alexander Garceau. Mr., and Mrs; Harry
Mendell, Mrs. Sallie Stetson Winslow,
Lieutenant Commander Halstead, U. S.
N., and Dr. Bever'y MacMonagle.
Miss Alice Sullivan has sent out in
vitations for a luncheon which she will
give at the Palace Hotel on Thursday
afternoon, January; 24, at' 1:30 o'clock.
Edward M. Greenway has cent out
cards announcing that the date of the
last of tile season of the Friday
Nieht Club having 'through a mistake
been arranged for the first Friday in
Lent, It Is changed to Friday, evening,'
February 1. The ball will take place at
the Palace Hotel, as usual, and will, of
course, be one of trie leading events of
the gay fortnight which -will precede
the Lenten quiet.
Captain Henry B. Clark, U. S. A,, Cap
tain Louis Brechemln Jr.. U. S. A.. Lieu
tenant Guy Manning, U. 8. A., and Lieu
tenant Clarence Carrlgan, U. S. A., will
entertain -at another danco at Fort
Baker on Wednesday, .February 6,
which bids fair to be quite as delightful
an affair as the dance given by, these
same ofQcers early In December Jn the
prettily decorated gymnasium; of their
picturesque post. The invitations have
not yet been sent out for this; occasion,
but the invitation list will include many
guests from this city.
George T. Pago left on Sunday, for
Europe, where he goes to Join* Mrs.
Page and Miss Leslie Page, who have
been abroad for the -past eighteen
months. It was originally .. planned
that Mr. Page should go to Gibraltar
and there be met by; Mrs. ' Page and
Miss Leslie,, with, whom he would
travel In Spain 'for some weeks, but on
account of -Mrs. Page's ill': health .this
Idea •' has ' been abandoned . and ; he will
go directly ;to Switzerland.' Mrs/ Page
has been there most of . the .winter, and
has been far from weir during most' of
the time, although .she has not been
seriously- ill: .
\u25a0 Miss .. Chrletlne]. Roosevelt, '. who -^won
lor heraslt eucii c, iost ot Xrleaift^v.tile
Why I Was Late to Work!
The Smart Set
vlsltlng« her cousin. Miss Christine
Pomeroy, liere last ' winter, has been
spending some time in "Washington,
D. C, as the guest of her uncle. Sena
tor Kean of New Jersey, and has been
extensively entertained there.
Miss Ma ye Colburn Is spending a few
days in town with Mr. and Mrs. George
P. Beardley at their attractive apart
ment: in Sacramento street. Al
though Miss Colburn Is spendlng.'the
winter in San Rafael she is In town
much of the time as the guest of
friends, who are regretting that she is
not located here permanently. :
Mrs. A. L. Bancroft, who went abroad
early In December, -was, when last
heard from, staying at' Naples. She
will .remain in Europe, for several
months' travel before returning to Cal
ifornia. *
It is. probable that Mme. Gros and
Mies Marguerite* Gro». who have' been
here during- thewlnter. will return to
their home In Paris In the early spring,
which will indeed ,grrleve ' their many
friends here. If Mme.; Gros is. able; to
complete her business arrangements
they will leave Sah Francisco in- April,"
or possibly as soon 'as' March. ~.;;
Mls-| Lillian 'Shoobert. who has been
staying-; In Sausalito -since 9 her, return
from Europe earlier in the. winter,. left
last week for? Victoria, where? she, will
spend a; few ' weeks \u25a0 as •. the guest { o(
Mrs. Robin Dunsmulr, formerly ' Maude
Shoobert. ' . ' " '' \ ' "
t There Iri great rejoicing- over the
army orders ,that»:are to r bring : the
Nineteenth Infantry: back from : the
Philippines . to the,' Uinted : States, arrlv-*
ing here .on; tlie»!transport;".reachingr
San Prandsco/on: June-15^;".The* regi
ment is ordered :to ".station' ln>Texaa,'
but the ' many -\u25a0! friends ""of r' the f officers'
and , their families will** have • at ; least,
the /consolation that rvthey, ':*. are :j not
across^ the Pacific. ;;Amonar,' those :.who'
will be gladly welcomed back are Mrs.*
Malcolm;. Graham .
Manle Kent), .. the • .wif e,:- of -- "Captain
Graham: = Mrs. "Frederick 1 Kellond ,(for
merly*-Miss Katharine."* Self ridge), J and
Mrs. ~ Gilbert * : ; Allen i j<formerlyj Miss
Ethel Kent), whose husbands are both
lieutenants t ln\ that r *j regiment >, It <is
probable that all^three of .thesecharm
ing young .'• army i VmatTOnY?jwll'U. spend
some time here • as \ the i "guests of i their,
parents,' Mr. and ' Mrs. s D. M. 7 ; Kent , and
Mr^and-MrsLvE-VAl^Selfridge. *- \ ."?" ,:.'
-.'Townsend'sCaJ.'glacel fruits and can
dles at. Emporium. Posf an^Van. »ss,'
1250 Sutter St.- and 1203 ; and * 1220 ,',V*.
Gossip of the Doings
of Railroad Men
- The , entire ticket scalping situation
in the, United -States hinges .on what
the. Supreme Court of the United States'
will decide: In. the several, cases now
.before thattrlbunal.. TKe\flrst of these
cases is that of the Louisville - and
Nashville Railroad against Bltterman.
which was brought before the Supreme
Court on a writ of certiorarl from tfte
United States Court of Appeals for the
Southeastern District. There is also
an appeal from the decision of Judge
Kohisaat of Chicago pending before the
Supreme Court. But the case of , the
LoulsvlNe and Nashville against Bitter
man is much farther ahead on the cal
endar and will undoubtedly be decided
first. So important is this case for the
railroad companies as well as for the
brokers that counsel for both* have
Joined in a petition to the Supreme
Court to advance it on the calendar for
argument. .-
If tills request Is granted the;deci
sion will be rendered before spring and
will settle once and for all the. ticket
scalping question, which has agitated
the railroads for the past twenty years.
Before • the campaign ; was started
against the ticket brokers twelve years
ago there was no .curb, on: them and
they did an enormous business through
out the country. By a % multitude |of
suits brought in different parts of the
country, by the; employment of train
agent.", joint agentd. enactment of a
State law and municipal ordinances
scalping was gradually and steadily
'driven out. It Is believed both by. the
brokers and the railroads that' the
United States Supreme Court will ren
der a decision In favor, of the corpora
It ls\ a question whether TV. C. Edes,
district ..engineer of maintenance and
way, wilt continue in the service of the
Southern Pacific, as he has-been ap
pointed the chief engineer of the North
western Pacific. It la. however, be
lieved that he will not resign from the
Bouthern Pacific. If li« should leave
H. B. Tltcomb. resident engineer, for
thfe Los Angeles. division,, ana R. E
Drake, resident engineer of the West
ern division,: ate both In line for pro
. ' •
Malone Joyce, who represents the
Colorado Midland. In Los Angeles, is on
a „ visit -. to the city. . He ' says - that , tn«
southern. part i of -the .State was never
in better condition. \u25a0'. The /rainfall this
season;; -has be«n ' eleven inches, as
against 3*26 Inches " for the .same: period
last year, > and mountains, -are
covered with- snow,' which means an
abundance of water during the dry sea
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W. J. Shotwell of. the Denver and Rio
Grande,' who: Intended to spend a f«w
days In. the mountains where; the' West
ern Pacific is h ulldlng 1 , has returned | to
town. ; It is /believed that 'the "iheavy
snow drove him home.. -
; ;D. N. 7 Lees, who has fieen selling
tickets In the: passenger, department
of I the . Santa \u25a0 Fe, has " resigned in \ order
to start a. paper, in Berkeley, which he
will-devote teaching, railroad men
their, business. . / : * \u25a0 ,
S. .P. Booth," who^acts as the agent
of the Cunard line of steamers in this
city,* has rbeen informed that the com
pany Ms making.- arrangements \u25a0; for,, its
vessels to call at the port of Cherbourg,
which I will ibe; convenient? for/passen
gers, for. Kuropean! points: \
It* Is \u25a0 reported • th«tt the Xapa Valley
electric road ' has '.] secured . all i the' rights'
of tway ..' forLthe \u25a0 entire \u25a0distances from
Napa ? to • Calißtoga fand that .; the
will ..be . in' operation in : about height
months.- ." r v ;
In the joke World
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'Jones-r-Ever -been ; here .before,! Smith ?
- Smiths-No ; ;that ; accounts > f or 1 my ; be
ing herti nowi^-Ilhißtratedlßltsiv /
j* Man:- in & Machine— -Thoughf you said
your'old^horse ; wasn't iafrald ? of auto
mobiles? .';.- ;\u25a0 .
(,«Man ln\Wagon-r-He ain't. • He's afraid
of Ithe ; things s he . sees . In Vem.— Yonkers
Those That Want Homes
Ask for Relief Fund
r-f^HOSE that favor the use of the $4,000,000 remaining in
J[ the control of the San Francisco Relief Corporation for the cs
v tablishment of a national relief fund are growing in numbers,
but the majority of those that have responded to The Call's offer of
$100 for the best suggestion for the disposal of the relief surplus fa
vor the construction of homes and tenements for the refugees. Let
ters continue to pour into The Call office, and there is hardly one
that does not contain suggestions of merit. The views of a number
of correspondents are given herewith;
C. Kennedy, 824 Kansas street — Weed
out of the refugee camps all people able
to car© for themselves; then set aside
a sufficient amount of the surplus on
hand to care for those remaining lor a
reasonable period and return the bal
ance of. the sum to the Red Cross for
the relief Of sufferers in other calami
ties. . . ys?
X. V. Inpram, Santa Rosa — Make the
(4,000,000 on hand the nucleus of a
national relief fund; place It In the
national Treasury -to be distributed by
the Secretary of the Treasury, with the
advice of the President, to victims of
all calamities, no matter where they
may occur. >\ 'i .-i. 1^
31. E. Graves, Stockton— Place the
funds In the hands of President Roose
velt, for use in future disasters.
\V. B. c— Construct two novelty
castles on opposite sides of the Golden
Gate, connect them with cables over
which cars can travel for the delight
of tourists. "And," says W. B. C. In
conclusion, "don't forget to connect
with Mt. Tamalpals."
G. Dovad, Los An*ele»— Buy blocks
of land In four quarters of the city and
on them build cottages. Collect mod
erate rents. At the end of seven years
tear down the cottages and turn the
land over to the city for park purposes.
Profits derived from rents in seven
years to be used for building drinking
fountains, public convenience stations
and the beautlncation of the city.
Mr*. D. "W. Fenner, East Oakland —
Build cottages for the poor and provide
'them with small pensions until such
time as they are able to care for them
William F., Vallejo— Devote a suffi
cient sum to secure water rights In the
mountains for supply for San Fran
cisco: get the people to vote bonds to
install a plant and aid the city by buy
ing its bonds with what remains of the
B. 1.. T. — Weed out lmposters from
among the refugees: purchase land to
the value of $2,500,000. subdivide It Into
lots and apportion one lot to each fam
ily in need; use the balance of the
money In laying streets, sewers, etc.,
and assist the more needy in paying
the first installment on cottages they
may choose to erect; relief to be limit
ed to those who have no means to care
for -. themselves.
:Mr«. H. 1.. T.,'Cimp 2&— Use a portion
'of the money immediately to make
those In the refugeee cottages more
comfortable: buy lots and move refugee
cottages onto 'them, then, at the end of
a year. If the occupants pay their tases
and show good faith, deed the property
to them.
/Hs. A. Woods, 545 Fell "street — Give
11,000.000* to professional men and me
chanics who suffered in the fire; use
$1,000,000 to purchase provisions, cloth
ing and furniture for the needy: buy
lands and tenements With $1,000,000 and
use'remainlng $1,000,000 In construction
of . school houses and rumlshing the
S. Moemer, 1160 Ell la street — Place
$500,000 in banks for the relief of cases
of. actual distress, then incorporate a
building and loan association to make
reasonable loans to those who suffered
In the disaster and who wish to acquire
homes; also set aside $1,000,000 for th«
purpdse of lending money* on collateral
at reasonable interest, "doing -away
with the extortion practiced by pawn
brokers." -
Roy "\V. Veek, San Jose— Use the fund
for construction of permanent tene
ment houses on the New York plan, a
nominal rent to be charged: also con
struct-a hospital for the care of the
poor. ' • .
G. "W. Taylor. Winter* — Build a home
for waifs and 'teach the youngsters
trades and keep them till they are old
enough to go into the world and sup
port themselves. .
Mlsa Peyser, 28 Bylngton arrnur—
Give $1,000,000 to people who weje
burned* out; loan $2,000,000 at reason
able Interest to home builders: use the
remaining: $1,000,000 for the construc
tion of a home for the aged and main
tain the same with the Income from the
$2,000,000 loaned home builders.
Mrs. P. P. Demerest, Beßlcla_U*e the
entire sum to secure a water supply for
San Francisco. .."\u25a0:
E. M:, Alamo Square — -First take care
of those that have been slighted by the
Relief Corporation, then use the bal
ance to Improve the conditions of the
present permanent Camps.'
P. Drarrai, 3704 Seventeenth street—.
Replace the thousands of tenements
that: have been destroyed and correct
the lntollerable condition that confronts
those unable to pay,' rents exacted.
j. O'Brien, Refugee, City — For refu
gees who can obtain . lots by install
ment plan or otherwise let the Relief
Corporation obtain lumber and other
building material at cost prices and re~
celve; payment for it in installments.
Personal Mention
',3l.\.Baggerly of -Vancouver is at the
Palace. . / . , \u0084
; J.Ta. H. Junker of Plttsbu'rg is at the'
St.: Francis.
; r VO. V. Calhoun of Seattle is registered
at the ' Palace.
\u25a0j'^H. 11 * A- Keys and Mrs. Keys of Chicago
! are at -the Jefferson. •' ,
t;A-T ; P.- Wood of I^os Angeles Is regis
tered at the Majestic.
t. C.B. Whitney of Springfield ie regls
' tered at the St. Francis.
| C "aajTnond* Wilson and Mrs. Wilson of
i Goldfleld;are* at; the Palace.. " .
j 'G." W." Jones and Mrs.- Jones of Spring
field; M 0.," are at the Majestic. .
\u25a0 A William \u25a0 Al- Read and Mrs. Read are
at the 1 Majestic from \ Manila. .
\u0084'J ames Beiford is registered at the
Majestic .Annex . from Denver.
D. L. O'Crowleyand Mrs^b'CrowieV
' are! at the Jeff erson^from Omaha. '
R. D.; Benjamin and Mrs. Benja'inin of
i New York are at the St. -Francis. •
li^J^Wfi^^S^SSiaS?- Mr.s^Sctuaeld.e^-
JANUARY 15 1907
Mn. M . F. »., Rhode Island *tx**U
near Twentieth— Let the Relief Corpo-*
ration go over the city and find tbm I
needy who ar© not dwelling to tha
parks; then let them b« aided.
Ed TVlborr— Buy lots anfl build four
room cottages for the- refugees: b«"4
cottages for people who now own lots^
use the surplus In erecting a horn* tor
the aged and disabled.
Wilfred Cnahmma, Colo**— Establish;
a national relief fund, the sam» to b»
handled by a comlttee of flva or seven
members from various parts of tha
country. \u25a0'/ •\u25a0"•;.\u25a0
Mn. J. G. Clark* BTIO Fl»«rt «treet— •
Build and maintain a home for "en
ables similar to that established by tna
King's Daughters, which was burned in
Mrs. Levl McCaah— Build an indus
trial home, with a hospital and schools,
and maintain the same with the IncomO
of the surplus.
Edwin Goodall— "The business way of
handling that fund." says Mr. Goodall.
"is to distribute among the various or
ganized, recognized and reputable char
itable Institutions of the city. Give tha
money to the Red Cross, the Salvation
Army, the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society,
the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish,
orphan and benevolent societies, to th*
Old Ladles* Home, to the Associated
Charities, to the Rescue Home, the "Wo
men's Exchange, the Children's and
other eleemosynary hospitals, etc- You
can rest assured no harm will come to
the body politic if tha money in ques
tion is dispensed through these chan-j
Engene Clark, 213 B street — Supply
the needy with furniture, help tha
small business men. give the people in
the camps cash to start anew with.
put the old people In the Old People's
Home and pay a lump sum for their
keeping, and then hunt up the men and""
women who gave their services during
the first days of the calamity and com
pensate them liberally.
Gertrude Rlley. Camp 25 — Give $1.
000,000 to maintain the old p«oj>le now
at Ingleside and divide the balance
among the refugees. "I am thinking of
getting married." concludes Miss Riley.
"and would be glad to get assistance to
help us start housekeeping."
E. H. Francis — Give $2,000,000 to the
famine sufferers of China and save
4.000,000 people who face starvation. ...
William H. Kelser, 63A Woodward
avenue— Build and maintain a hospital
for the sick refugee and the sick
stranger: let the healthy take off their
coats, roll up their sleeves and do their
part in restoring the city.
W. I» M., Alameda — Divide' tha
$4,000,000 among those who carried in
surance but , pave failed to recover it.
Give each/ his pro rata. Then each in
dividual will carry out his own future.
Let these men return the money out
of the profits of their business and than
endow a hospital out of compliment to
the donors of the fund.
Charles M. Perklna. City — Use th«
fund for re-establishing In business,
men who have suffered loss. A
A Refugee. 820 Thirty-eighth street,
Oakland — Use the fund for building
homes for elderly people made home
less by the disaster and for supporting
W. 1.. Hiskejr, Xaaarrne Chnreh,
Guerrero and Fourteenth street* — Two
members to be appointed from each,
church In the city and these to aid re
lief workers to award to widows worm
less than $1000 a cash sum of 1300.
Give $200 to each orphan vrho owns
less than $200. Give aged men each
$100. Give every needy family $10 a
month till next June. What la left to
be divided among ministers getting *
less salary than $500 a year.
Mr*. Leonere Kethe, Pacific Grey*— •
The relief committee should bay lot*
and build good houses and flats, to ba
rented at rates prevailing before th«
fire. Give property and rents to charit
able Institutions and let the Relief Cor
poration go out of business.
Sirs. G. D. Jones, 3215 sixteenth
street — Use part of the fund for pur
chasing at full valne from the holders of
fire insurance policies of welching com
panies. Then let the relief, people get
legal talent to collect tha money from
the companies.
Stephen lir-rrlas — Keep up the hunt
for needy sufferers; pay all genuine In
surance policies la full where tha com
panies refused for no good reason ex
cept the,ir inability to pay; share tha
fund with other places that suffered In
the disaster.
Andrea Sbarboro. Italian-American
! Bank — The greater part of the fund
; should be used for building comfort
able, permanent homes for able-bodied
: refugee men And women, allowing them
to pay for their homes in such install
ments as to complete payment In 200
months at the most. No interest to be
paid. Provide a large, comfortable
poorhouse for Indigent*.
of Burlington are at the Majestic An
nex. IHPfiB
• M. Micklem and E. Forster Brown of
London are reglster*d at the Jefferson.
v« lH £ r -«! <m and Mr "* Harrison of
New. York City are at the Majestic
Annex. .\u25a0
\f ?! B o nks °5 Ham *urs and Lieutenant
m. a. boun of the Portuguese navy are
at the Jefferson.
Answers to Queries
rȴ TXA^ F. W. S.. Petaluma:
Cal._San Francisco has never been un
der martial law i since April 18, 1906.
ICE—M. IL. Crowa Landing. CaU
Snow, presumably the purest form of
TrSl* «' b * m « u *» and" transformed
into ice by artificial process.
i^ 815 *^*-^" Vallejo. Cat An an
swer published in Th« Call of Jaauary.
i-^on;caslno will give you'thd rule f«

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