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FRIDAY
JOHN D. SPRECKELS. . '. » - -' Proprietor / '
CHARGES W^HOR^ l^ : •••• ;: -j.. Oeneral Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON J.;. . . . . . \u25a0 . v. ; ; . . v . Managing Editor
'"". ".; \*&re*u \l\ Con^ia«lc«t»o»» «» THE SA.\ FRAXCISCO CALL ; : /
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Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to:
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/ //and correct compliance with their request. ; • . . V
ALL CALIFORNIA IN ONE MAN^S GRIP
MR-; SCHWERIN. .in his assumed capacity of arbiter; of
destiny for Pacific Mail freight, might have saved himself
: some humiliation had he taken The Call's advice to keep
;: his eye on Stubbs. Mr. Schwerin is hot the haughty, inder
pendait-"'frcight".handler--that. : -he'.'wouid;'liave:us-:believeiv. : :He'.:is;-hoti
as he intimates, like Solomon in all his giory, dispensing indifferent
justice and rewards among the suppliant railways, but merely so
much clay in the hands of the potter, whose name is Stubbs.' -Keep
vourw on Stubbs. He takes a deal of watching: . ' / •
;\ ; \Mr. Bissell of the Santa Fe is another official \yho does -well to
keep his eye on Stubbs. His inemorv. apparently, is not as clear
as his vision; He explained the equality of division . of orange
freights between the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe as merely 1
"natural" until he \vas reminded that Stubbs had. admitted : the
existence of an "understanding" for an equal; division; of the busi
ness. Mr. Bissell is still laboring; with the perplexing notion that
'"jiatural" and "artificial". mean, the same thing ; v . '; . " \u25a0/.:\u25a0 : :
is established by legal proof that the Southern Pacific
and the Santa Fe are engaged iii illegal combination .to divide
coast business and refrain from competition. All that Was pretty
generally known before the inquiry now in progress be fore Inter
state Commerce Commissioner Lane, but sworn testimony to com
plete- the • proof was lacking. . - \u25a0•'-. \u25a0 ' v .;;': ' ; : ; \u25a0:','.' \u25a0: \u25a0'\u25a0 \: .;'.;, '\u25a0 ;/; ]:\u25a0\u25a0: ' ~' m ,
.; ; . ; r Xot. bn ly are these .corporat ions engaged in a combihat ioiv of
the kind forbidden and[ made a criminal offense by ; the Sherman
law -against trusts arid the interstate commerte law. but they go
;. -farther and stand ready to drive weaker competitors of- busi
ricssv as was shown by the testimony of A. Graham, Hvho
vvas cpmpeHed ; to withdraw from ocean transportation/. \u25a0\u25a0 \ry . the
refusal oi the Oregon Railroad and Navigatioiv Goiiip^ii\ti-.'^Q : .'.^Qnr
tinue giving him^^ wharfage accommodations after; that- corporation
had tome under Harrimari's control. ; / \u25a0 \u25a0/\u25a0.\u25a0 \i \u25a0' ' r V
/V;-; All this is part Of the much larger, inquiry that deals 'with; the
pfjocesses by .\u25a0•yfhich E. H. Harriman has acquiredVcohtfol of 25,000
mne^'-of:ranrbad:.''.^Tb':tliat'-:niileage v '.tHe Sarita.Fe. system .may Jbe
added, in so far as conipetition is concerned^ and i^ye are cori-
therefore, with i a ; virtual consolidation andfrestraiht of com
petitipn covering more than 30,000 miles, and when . \ye consider
that: the pool takes in the^ Clark road, running out of Los Angeles,
we begin to realize that every possible transportation outlet from
California, by sea or land, is in the hands of a monopoly organized
in defiance "of liw. .-*'\u25a0''''-. ''_„\u25a0"
/\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 It will be the function of the national Department of Justice
to 'institute prosecutions. , . \u25a0 \u25a0 " -..' , • \ : \u25a0- \u25a0
THE DIRECT PRIMARY AMENDMENT
fHE objection raised by; a morning contemporary to -the Held
\Vright constitutional amendment empowering : tlie enactment
of a direct primary law is that discretion is left to the Legisla-
f: ture.tp make the statute ''obligatory and mandatory 7 ' or not, as
mar be desiredL The objection^ does not appear to be valid, for the
reason that if any direct primary legislation be adopted it must 'be
both mandatory and obligatory on all electoral divisions in the State,
or otherwise of no effect whatever. Tlie direct primary
all other systems. -We cannot havej nominations made -in one pre
cinct by direct vote of the people and in another by I delegates \to
a cori vention. That would simply lead to hopeless confusion. We
do not hope to effect the end desire J at once, but we do want to
ppen the road by clearing away the constitutionaj objections
.that hovv exist. \u25a0\u25a0'.' '\u25a0').'. \u25a0:\u25a0•\u25a0 -.'\u25a0':; '- .\u25a0. / . '\ ": . : /:..\u25a0';-"'\u25a0/. - '\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'
Our contemporary gives a sort of halting and confused support
to the Held- Wright amendment., He does not appear to have thought
out. the subject and holds a querulous tone of fault finding that
appears to lead nowhere in particular and is not likely to prove
effective for any purpose. We commend him to quit his bush
whacking and take up sustained'effort if his intentions are honorable.
The fight for the direct primary cannot ' be concluded at
session of. the Legislature. We can only open the way .\u25a0•for a logical
and complete system. AVhatever may be- done at this session is
merely preparatory and it will be the duty of the next Legislature
to give effect to the will of the people. We have the fullest, con
fidence ihat when the measure comes up for * consideration i in due
time it will be backed by. such an overwhelming; vplume of ihtellir
pent : '-public \u25a0-opinion that np Legislature/ no matter how nominateel
aiid^iected. can; afford to disregard the popular maritlate: : For the
\u25a0jJre^ent \ve are -engaged partly in clearing the way; arid: partly in a
campaign" pf education to; jrnake the; issue : clear; and -indicate the
dangers to be avoided. _ % x -;' .
FIRE INSURANCE DEPOSITS
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IT does not appear to be good 'public ppHcytpadopteJegislation
calculated to lessen the .sum of fire insurance now available for
•California risks.. There is not at; the present s moment fire irt
-..surance enough to go around or; indeed, anything like it:' That
was true in some degree before the fire in this city, and .conditions
have; not improved; since '.then; /The fact that even the welching
companies, arc still writing all the business they can afford ta
Carre .is proof of the shortage of available 'insurance.;,
• ' Onc-of the, bills pending, before the Legislature/ calls foraideT
posjt'froni. every company writing fire insurajice in Califbrnia: The
Riirn mentioned would be wholly iriadequate>to coyer .\u25a0•.the losses by
W conflagration and as security for ordinary; losses it is wholly need
less,. tot the reason that the State .plant of a:'\vell-establish%d ; fire
EDITORIAL PAGE
GO ON, MR. FORAKER, YOU CAN STOP IT ALL RIGHT
company: is worth ; quite as-much! .as!;the, $200,000 'nientipned for. \u25a0 the
deposit. /: It- costs avgreat^eal of : m'Q'ney :/ .t6. •put-Jan.iins.ufatice-f-eom^
pany in; the way pf' busiitess;; : on/ any scale, and/ this
• /investment/ wiirinot'.be^sacn
: a s \u25a0'. m ay come 1 in t he : average; f u r£ df fires.' ' .The ; fact ihat. a /cpn flagra-/ .
tion .occurred : in. : San. : Franciscp -does- riot call^ ;fpr.;/legislatipnHtfiat;|
is,;mbre likely to v injiire the/iris.ureci'thaii-.the /underwriters. ';' ! Don't j
let us mal<e a bad situation worse. ' ,< t \ -, \u25a0 j
v; OUR MISREPRESENTATI'VES : AT /SACRAMENTO--
"-*¥•' IJT !E receive; with ..mingled/;feelings of doubt rand approbation
\/|7 the announcement of the State Senators'- good intentions
V V " : fr'6mx,the.:-ip.puthV;of ':'-Mr. •AVplfe: of VSan;
. v'sv :; 'because : of the road -that fgpod :intentipris'pften- travel : aiid
apprehension, because we; ; have' learned vto '\u25a0} i^ead tlie. sp^eech; of poli
; ticians /backward.* Mr,- Wolfe / -.was stirred :to this '".'declaration^ by
the iiatural resentment ;6f UVisvcblleague ,:'from; 'L,pS; Angeles, .who
had siiccessfuliy negotiated/ the /.purchase
$1 apiece' on behalf, of the/State/Qf/Caiiforniarahd^did riotiilitce-the
flippant tone in which had referred to his^
econpmy. :.. If the Senate, is. afflicted/ with -uricQntroijablei'inania to
waste at the bung ji\. should/ not, thereforeybe ;sneered : at^ when it
saves at the spigot. ' A ' , .._.-•;•'\u25a0\u25a0 '_ v "••', -
. Senator ;AVolfe;waS:Stimg.// He apologize
good : , .not only for himself but generally and generp\isly : on /behalf
of his colleagues. /They : have • filled^ the pockets of /their \u25a0friends;
\u25a0 but their; hearts/are/ true, ' / /*'"'''.'_''*.
-..\u25a0\u25a0; Possibly we can best express the sense of the meeting in the
words of; Governor Pardee, spoken to' the /student^\)bdy, at ' Sta
nford on Wednesday night, when he said: * . > * > - * ' <
. /. There is a Legislature ;-;.'in /-^ sessibnV at i. Sa'cramentc> ..n6w : ; composed .'of
pretty' fairly decent men, "/ None: of them would steal a horse r:pr- sandbag
a citizen;. But- gathered together at : Sacramento/ their /sense, of -.personal
responsibility _ seems lost in. the mob spirit of gain. . -^ // '/ \u25a0/. :_.:/ / : ';:l^;,^ \u25a0\u25a0'.'.\u25a0' r. •\u25a0\u25a0...'\u25a0'
: \Th
fell6\y citizen, but, given the chance >and_ ppportunity, .of /collective
plunder under color/of law. some of them: appear to have^lbst ail
sense of shame.: It /is not the rnagnitiide.'of the) steal but jiffc petti
ness disgusts; The Assembly is even;- worse than 1 the. 'Senate \u25a0
ki; that; body thqre is an element that would have stolen the price
i of the_ chairs as well as the patronage! It brings a sense of shame
j to every Galiforhian' that such; men should- have been selected 'as
representatives of the commonwealth. V-
There has .been \u25a0'. considerable curios
ity in railroad circles as to :who.will
be appointed general agent for the
Harriman. refrigerator v'.car line qn. the
coast. ' «There i werej- several j. men ,; after
the place, but it- is: now; understood that
the' agency ; has . been fpffeVedS to •' and
accepted by J.iW.^McClymond, who has
for ; . many- years the/'Ar^
mour . Carolines':';,' in\. California jandbSis
well posted; on Uhe " : fruit; business.. ,C.
M. Secrist has been!; appointed j the gen-;
eral andf will : have^hls
quarters in ' Chicago, '.while : McClyrnorid
will make his headquarters \u25a0 in; this city
arid ,-maint-alri ; 'offices : in CLos; r Angeles
arid Sacramento. ;The; Pacific i^Fruit
Express ; is " the ? narne ; of the riewv fruit
line,- which : will have ;an" equipment "of
6600 cars. \u25a0Of vthis ; total.the c first .600
have -already, been . received andi the
reiriainder is to be delivered at the rate
of. 1200 a m0nth... ... ..\u25a0.." .
C. M. Burkhalter, districtfreightand
passenger ; agent; ( .; Charles ?E. - Spear,
traveling passenger; ; agent ; ; ; Charles
Fleming, B ticket '-'."\u25a0;•;' agent/* i.'air-t of > the
Southern Pacific aridialliafFresnq with
Bruce Norton^'- t V passenger
agent of., the Union [Pacific, of : the same
; town; .; ' have - formed i: aTcompany }v for.
thei planting: of j'eucalyptus". trees for
railroadUies' and ; fuel. iV-Theyintendito
set; out ... 1000 acres :t: t of \u25a0/ land
trees p eight miles *' f rom i':> Goshenj.^and
with '-the \u25a0 aidiibf .; a\ sheet : paper i and
aMhlck pencil have 4 figured -out i that
they, will" clear '{1 10,000 Tan; acre 1 in -ten
\u25a0years.' .\u25a0\u25a0:-"•*'*"\u25a0'/\u25a0-\u25a0" ''\u25a0\u25a0-''•"\u25a0\u25a0s/ 1 ' \u25a0 .•\u25a0' ;\u25a0 ~' : \u25a0\u25a0; " , \u25a0•)
"I .- do I not: - seeliwhy- ; thef- railroads
should ,Lbe';-< worried \u25a0J.over? the* business
the ' \u25a0 American-Hawaiian \u25a0 Steamship
Gossip in Railway Circles
Company and the Tehuantepec Railroad
is doing," observed; a railroad' "man.
"They .'should rather look Uipon* them as
an; unmixed. blessing. 1 .The -fact I is f that
neither- of ; the 'lines
can - handle' all; the [business 'h offered
them • and \u25a0> the- steamship I line and 'the
Tehuantepec road ;Is ' to," a certain i'-" ex- ;
tent.: relieving; the "situation;, for; which,
they- ought !to;! to; be thankful. -There Hs\
hot-a.business house* in the city .-.which!
doesmot need goods and .thisinew :lin«.
is doing! an .enormous^" traffic fin. bring-^
. iti'g,' stuff .into f the: city,' especially^ heavy, j
goods/vsuchvas-pianos. ; Their-rates are
from 20. t0 40 per: cent. lower; than the
transcontinental tariff .V ; They/; sfm'ply
use 'the Uranscbntlri^ntal 'tariff \u25a0»' 'as .a"
basis i arid' fnake the^cut, iTehuan
tepeevcars' are made with ; detachable
roofs,; so ; tliat : freight can \ be; lightered
from ; < the -. : vessels -•; direct v" to "*th e ;; cars.'.
This does away^Vlth; truckingiahd also
.with,' an y , ;ch an ce '.?.' of pi Ifer i n g.'J/i Then
there] is \u25a0another, thing to^be; borne; in
mind: -the'.. hewiline: promises ithe; inef-1
chant - -a ; V through •' service f, from^New;
York [of * thirty days; and this ; is; better,
than an all-rail route.": r : ; .''•.:':'
;.,The ; many, .friends . of \Timothy , Mcc"
in- this ; city ;! will J; regret^ to J hear- that
he J has ; ". suffered •\u25a0': a; lossHin .^theVdeath
of.^hisr} wife;;* which t occurred \u25a0 r a'; few
days - ago"-' in ?Los /Angeles.^ Mcc ; fs". the
traveling: passenger^agent; of Uhe.Gould.
lines Win -.Los J r Angeles,'3andHwas:,for
many .; :years .?; stationed
cisco. : ; - ' .: \u25a0\u25a0'-'' : ,': '.';.: '•'.•\u25a0; '.':"\u25a0; :-'°C v '-\u25a0-\u25a0,'\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0'--
: ; The Sarita'Fe,, last ;"VV?dnesday/comr
menced : running f trains StoVMileJ; llfon.
,the ; Barnwell-Seafchlightfif extension,"
:f whlch«will3,bririg)Sthe'ii fails Priear^? to'
the last -riamed'placa .
—DES MOINES REGISTER AND \u25a0 LEADER.
THE SMART SET
If \u25a0 -third and last : Grcenway
j\. >.'|y.; da nee . : of .'the \u25a0-. winter -.will ' be/*en
i"-; I /-joyed this evening at- the Palace
'.\u25a0'\u25a0 ;-.-. ;.. : HofeK . and it- 'is that
•there: will be a large attendance."^. The'
[Green way. dances .have been even more
charming"-' than usual ( thls .winter, . as
they: have- been: the means- of luring
back 'into society manyi Sari Francis
cans : who; for '\u25a0 the past \u25a0 f ew / years had ;
been leading, a somewhat retired \ life.
There 'have been, unusually/ beautiful;
gbwns,.vthe -prettiest girls.- the hand
somest matrons! and .the m63t agree-;
: able ; men', that ./any/'.social'.; gathering;
has. been* able -io \u25a0 boast; and all society
Us' looking forward to tonight's affair.
A member, of dinners 'will precede the
event.': ; ; '_-...., •\u25a0 . '.*/"•\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0• ; "' :
'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0 ' : - '\u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0•' \u25a0""•\u25a0\u25a0'•'.\u25a0;:\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0• iv •-. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 : - : • '\u25a0''-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 -' \u25a0 \u25a0 '"'-.' \u25a0:'-'.' \u25a0
,? :: Mrr and;.: Mrs!;- Horace. .Blanch ard
. ; .Chase. ; who :;have/ spent -- ; the 'winter at
their: ; beautiful; home /Stag's I>ap.: In
the; Napa Valley, save/for brief visits
;to friends^ here," expect to-go to Santa
Barbara. within a: few: days for ;a visit.-
Miss \u25a0 Ysabel /Chase: ; is -a pupil \u25a0 \u25a0 at . the
Gamble-Blancliard School there. ;, C
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" Mr:, and i Mrs. Edward G.Schmiedell..
who ji aye. remained at" their Ross \*al
ley home during the .winter. ; went;
down last week to.. Dei; Monte to. spend
some.t ime"w ith.M r. Schmiedell'smoth-
e"r,'Mrs.; Henry Sfihmiedell, who la at
Monterey for the winter. : , :; ; :
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\u25a0 Mrs. ''John-'. Taylor,. who ;has been, vls-
i ti ng her parents. ; Mr. and ] Mrs. T. :C:
Van; Ness,: here". for several; weeks;past,
will leave for her." home- in Boston late
this: month, probably.' /about f the 20th.
\u25a0Mrs:: Taylor Is "popular . here .and there
has .been'; much ..entertaining in /her
honor. 1 -".-\u25a0'. ;\u25a0.-; .-.-\u25a0 ' :': ' \u25a0•"- :\u25a0\u25a0 .'\u25a0 -\u25a0 . \u25a0 . : :\u25a0\u25a0.-;\u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0.-;\u25a0
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\u25a0r-f Mrs. -Dennis 6'Sullivan sailed yester
day from ; Southampton' for New "York
and.; will : come; directly, to \u25a0 San'; Fran-"
disco, to; visit her; parents,.-Mr. and Mrs.
J'Marvin v Curtis./ " -..'.-. : ; : •-/"- v;
"''\u25a0'\u25a0 : . :\u25a0\u25a0"•.'\u25a0'\u25a0• - ; - .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;'\u25a0/• ' \u25a0:.•\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:•\u25a0:•-\u25a0. '' '-\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0\'^ r -- '\u25a0 '-' \u25a0' '\u25a0 -
.. James .W.. v ßyrrie \ has/' returned' from
a. brief Eastern -trip, and is again at
Del .Monte,-- where . his : mother. 'Mrs.
Margaret* Irvine,-, remained, during- his
absence. •They" will spend some time
at the hotel. " .
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; . Richard. M. Hotaling left : recently for
the -East> and will .be absent for 'some
'i.ftoloheljf George '.M.-.- Dunn,';' U. S. A.,
and) Mrs. .Dunn,/ who spent: the winter
in' San Rafael, are^at Del: Monte for; a
stay. ? • Early,- in", March ' they;* will ; go Mo
the "Phlllppihes vto "thc'V regret of the
many;friends they have made here. \u25a0-.;
i Miss 'Bessie -McNear,; who,' was. in
jured^, several. '-.weeks 'ago \u25a0 .by \u25a0 being'
thrown; f rom 'i her carriage •In Oakland,
has ' recovered & from T: the : : accident | and
'she" and Miss 'Nellie;Chabot;have ; gone
to \u25a0 San ta 5 Barbara - for a stay : of ; several
weeks. \u25a0 '.' . .\. ; \u25a0' ' .' \u25a0;.\u25a0'"\u25a0; - :.-; ; ". "-. : .'
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i^VMiPS Stie Nlcol i of Stockton Is spend
ing.a week here as the guest of friends.
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, ; ','fMr, .aridv:^Mrs. >;Erßkine;' Richardson
(formerly \- Miss. Gladys r.Postley ) , * who
have >taken a ; house.', in ; street
in' thls'city. for •the\wlnter, ? expect .: to
leave";ln jaboutithree -.weeks -for. Santa
Barbara; "where* they ; .will., visit; -Mrs.
Richardson's mother, Mrs. H. M. A.
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Mrs. TV. ,-"m. jS. * Beede has . returned !
from : /her ; Eastern "% trip. :.-,which f lasted
several '.months,;, and is \ again ? '.at w the
home iof ': her .mother,- " Mrs. • \Vllllam
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j. Mrs: Abbot Kinney, .who was forr
merly^MissiMargaretlThorntoniOf'this
city; ' and >-who /is* so I well :i known ? both
here j and'; ml the : South,' has t returned : . to
her hbmeYihi Santa. Monica' after.; spend
ing -several months 'in J Europe. • .
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.Among; the f: interesting .afmy; folk
who; haye 'come ' Here; recently^ areVCapi
; tain^a,ndlMrs."Bell, ; hayeUaken ja
houseifor rseveral^ months; iiMra.' Bell;
,who ? .ls?.pretty * and conies
from^Sppkane.S where SjherJ; family* are
t: ;the v r; most;:; .^lnfluential ."peo- ;
pie '. j in '. the A city/ .« Captain'-Bell « comes
from v Chicago^ and : is a 1 brother /of ; Lil-'
FEB-RIpRY i, 1907
The Inside r
Says Pacific-Union Glub Hill men may be
idisappointed, recounts Broadhurst's start
tells of Roosevelt and Wheeler^
fells Brother Jim
to Mind Business
made tlie remarkahly frank statement that political pull 13 a
It commodity for barter, and sale, andthat influence can rightly be peddled
about where it will^do the most good. The court's face was inexpressive
during" the crafty argument ''arid not even a smile flitted over it while Ach
bristled his comb "like a^domineering chanticleer in a populous barnyard.
But Dunne docs not believe in "influence." He is >» brother of J. P
"bunne,; a well-known liquor dealer^and while the brothers entertain the
most fraternal feelings the -Superior Judge does not allow his kin to yield
a shadow of; influence. Once brother J. P. recommended a friend to brother
Frank for appointment, to some position. Brother Frank wrote back: ( : ,J
\u25a0"Dear Jim: Please mind your own business. Affectionately. : y^" x
\u25a0'\u25a0; ......./\u25a0 •"- ''"<•.-._ *..".* . FRANK. .
Finds Roosevelt
Prepared for Him
advanced on simplified etiquette; according to an account I have heard of
the recent visit of President Wheeler of the University of California to
Washington and the. White House. t .-
day when the Berkeley chief, who spells in the old fashioned way.
called at, the executive .mansion he awaited the coming of his old friend
Roosevelt in a sernipublic reception room. Several ceremonious diplomats
from south of the canal zorie were waiting in the chamber.
: This was the first, time Wheeler had seen Roosevelt since the massacre
of the ; spelling book, and the Berkeley savant had prepared a careful and
scientific brief to present to tlie lax lexicographer._ Roosevelt . entered the
room, and Wheeler went to greet him, ready to utter hi? words of wisdom.
/Roosevelt met him more than half-way. He rushed up to the Berkeley
light and thumped him intimately, on the chest: ; \u25a0
"Say, I spell cat' K-A-T," said the chief executive, and then he left
Wheeler and turned his attention to the edified diplomats.
Cfim bers' Victory
May Be Fruitless
wherein 174 members declared m favor of purchasing the Flood property
on California ; street. The opponents of the proposition, numbering 140,
insist now that the true choice of the/club was not expressed in the -vote
—that many members who did not comprehend the issue fully neglected
to vote. Moreover, the condition that the land at the northeast corner of
Post and Stockton streets- should be sold or exchanged on a valuation of
$325,000 was involved in expression, of the .preference for the site on
the hill; The story; goes in the club that the lot. which cost the club
originally $270,000, cannot be sold at the time for an amount much
in excess -of that figure.:; /; . : .:.;// ' ".: - >"" "V.'"*
:/' It happens that many members of the Pacific-Union Club hold member
ship in the Bohemian Club also; and among the number arc several who are
; insisting that , the Bohemians shall build a home at the corner of Post and
Taylor streets, on. the land purchased by the club some years ago. These
members attended the Pa'cirtc-Union meeting and voted for the hill, site,
figuring that in future they would have a home on the mountain and another
In the /valley. '-\ They were minded that Jim Bledsoe had a wife at Natchez
under the. hill and another one; in- Pike. */:\u25a0
• In a spirit of reciprocity or- retaliation many active members of the
Pacific-Union "who are on the owl's list of registered/voters may trot over
to the gathering next Wednesday night and participate in the
meeting which has been called to hear the report of the building committee.
It is common gossip that the Bohemians will elect to build on Post street,
but will be compelled to buy a strip of land "on the north side of the club's
lot in order to acquire the ground space for such a structure as the club
heeds' and can pay; for. It is said that "the building committee is prepared
to unfold a plan of financing that will assure the purchase of the additional
land and the erection of a commodious house, all within the club's means.
'A' cynical old chap in the Pacific-Union was so deeply engrossed in
the contest over the selection of a site that he went to the telephone and
rang up an absent member to/ break the news that the hill site had been
chosen. Over tha phone he said: '"We would have won the election if
Phe'an hadn't made- a speech in its favor.^ When he' spoke against climbing
the hill the members voted to climb it."
./Availability of the Thurlow. property at the southeast corner of Sutter
and :Kearny streets is being discussed. The real estate is valued at $750,000.
It is figured that for office purposes each of the floors above the' first would
yield on- an average $660 a month, rent. Calculation is made of thirty-three
rooms on each floor, which would average $20 each per month. The Elks
talked. of a home in the Thurlow building, but when they counted the cost
they decided/ to await the coming of more Elks and richer Elks. > /
Broadhurst Began
on B ush Street
money those days: Indeed, except when such attractions as Crane played
there, »t w. as usually in hard luck. ' Every once in awhile they put "The
Spider and the Fly" on. sometimes in new clothes, but more often bedragglerj
and tattered. was a newspaper man, and in- hi* spare moments
he dashed off a farce comedy on the lines of "The Private Secretary." ' It
was i"What Happened to Jones," and served to introduce Harry Corson
Clarke, the Frawley comedian, as a star. The farce made good and Broad
hurst wrote "Why Smith Left. Home/* which proved an even greater winner.
His brother business-managed the productions, which were produced simul
taneously at the four compass points. In "The Man of the Hour," lately
given its premier in New York, Broadhurst has given the public his first
serious work in dramatic writing. From all I can gather the play is not
a dramatization of the novel of the same name that had such a vogn;,' but
it based on a plot of Mr, Broadhurst's own conception.; ' .
Answers to Queries
- VOTING QUAIiIFICATIOX— J. ! D..*
Alameda. Cal. .--There i« : : no ; State in the
Union ;that requires :a -property, quali
fication to permit' a citizen ; to .vote. -In
the : State of Michifitan, in order v to vote,
the' individual mustvbeVeither a. citizen
or one who two years 'and six months
prior to November 8," 1894,' declared his
Intention to. become" a* citizen.
CENTRAL, t PARK— a ;O. S. C, City.
Central Park, 1 New York, is a parallelo
gram, two -and , a half : miles long: and
one anda half wide.: It comprises B*2
acres, of which 185 are' covered with
water— 43 acres of lakes and 142 of
reservotrß.'SS^Sß^^SS&SS ' ' v . '\u25a0\u25a0
A BOOK^-A.'/ W.; City. One who
writes 'a b&k : and; wishes\to. have It
published should submit it -to - some
publishing house,' and,'.if it : is- deemed
of * merit. rC the;; house' will either buy
it ,'or " allow, a royalty. .• The author
. mil's t^ trust to the. honesty- of ;the pub
lishers;: in ;this. -that - they; will not
make a; copy of the : book, i reject . the
original manuscript ' and , then publish
the'ipopy. . . ;-';". [:\u25a0_\u25a0:, -"7:'.
lian jjßell.7 th# well-known; author.
His; health • Impaired ; by; service ; In
the ? ; Philippines Vand". he; was. compelled
to return ; here a' few, weeks since.
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vMiss -Bush of Denver, daughter! of H.
C.'< Bush, ;ls * staying -with i Mr. and Mrs.
Beckwith at their home in Pacific aye-
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SUPERIOR Judge Frank H. Dunne,
who is trying Schmitz and Ruef, sat
in court tlie other afternoon while
Simplification of the spelling book is not
the only phase of the simple life President
Roosevelt-has adopted; he is equally well
The mountain climbers of the Pacific-Urfion
Club msy not be able to reap the fruits of
the victory won in /the recent election.
It was something like fifteen years ago that
George H, Broadhurst managed the Bush
street Theater. The theater was not making
Personal Mention
H. G. Lawrence of McCloud ia it th«-
Palace. \u25a0? ?
J. S. Thompson of Baltimore is at th«
Majestic. : . : - \u25a0\u25a0•,-.
C. >A. Stokes of Hawaii Is at th«
Jefferson. --. -. \u25a0: .-. -\u0084.-,» \u25a0'.' •
J. E. Harrington of Paris Is at th«
SL : -.Francls.- =-;'-; : :.:... '.. \-
George W. Clark .of New York Is - •
at the St. Francis. : .: . . . •'\u25a0> *
Frank \u25a0 Shoureekt of Kew York Is at
the Majestic Annex.
:.; J. Compton and Mrs. Compton of Dcs
Moines are at the Jefferson.
T. W. "Waddelt and Mrs? Waddell of
Chicago are at the Majestic: ." '"
Mrs. A. D. Mitchell of Goldfleld 1* .
registered at th« St. Francis. . .
Former Governor Miles C. Moore of
Washington is at the St. Francis. \u25a0.'
: F. W. - de_ Van and ' W.- J. Cartan of ; •.
New York are registered at the Ma- .
Jestic. . . .' . ;; . . . .. .
:H. P. Robertson, and Mrs. Robertson;'
of iJAustralia are registered at the
Jefferson. ." • '. ".,..\u25a0•.
'Lieutenant Colonel Hayhurstof .tix« \u25a0"•
British [army and his two sons are at» , ,
the; Jeff ersqn.^SE^BQHyMßK£9| i
.D. H. Delman and Mrs. Delman of^.
Kansas City are registered at the Ma-»J*
Jestic Annex. •\u25a0. ' .;.' : .
\u25a0 Dr. Frank -T. Brooks and Mrs. r Brooks
of "Greenwich. l Conn. .. are" at the St. •
Francla en route home. from Honolulu..
They are accompanied by Miss Thomp-'
son orNew York City. '-\- ' ?'\u25a0

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