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The San Francisco Call
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THE decision of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals
in the litigation between the Southern Pacific- and Western
Pacific brings to the front once more the much vexed ques
tions relative to State property rights in the bay shore water
front and more particularly the Oakland littoral. The decision
written by Judge Gilbert sets at rest, for the present at least, the
extraordinary doctrine of accretion advanced by counsel for the
Southern Pacific, in accordance with which the low water mark
of the original grant was continually marching onward with the
process of deposit. The line of the grant is settled at the low water
mark of 1852. and the land between that and the bulkhead line
belongs to the State. A decision so obviously in accord with
justice and common sense is not, we apprehend, likely to be upset
by the court of last resort.
The opinion of Judge Gilbert in this relation is little more
than an interpretation of the plain meaning of Chief Justice Beatty's
judgment in the Oakland water front suit, and the astonishing
thing is that any dispute could have been raised as to' the sense
and purport of his words. The strained construction put upon
those words by Judge Morrow will remain one of v the curiosities
of jurisprudence.
. The most important new feature of Judge Gilbert's decision
lies in the denial of the right claimed by the Southern Pacific to
wharf out to navigable waters as part of the original grant. If
the claims of the company in this regard were conceded there would
jiot be much left for the State on the Oakland water front. On
this point Judge Gilbert says:
\u25a0' The right which th** appellee (Southern Pacific) claims, and which was
accorded it by the court below, is the right to wharf out to navigable water.
At common law no such right attached to the owner of shore lands.
The appellee has not acquired the right to wharf out under the general
statute of California providing for the exercise of that right, and its right
must, depend upon the construction of its title through Carpentier under the
grant made to Carpentier from the town of Oakland and the subsequent act
of the Legislature affirming the same.
If we arc right in this construction of the ordinance as ! vivified by
the compromise ordinance of 186S, the wharfing privilege granted to Carpen
tier in 1853 is not now vested in the appellee (Southern Pacific), but has
4ong «Snce expired and has reverted', to the city of Oakland as the successor
to the original town of Oakland. )
On the basis of this decision the State or the city of Oakland
has very considerable and valuable water-front rights. These have
been suffered to lie in abeyance during all the period of occupancy
by. the Southern Pacific and the Key Route of their several wharves
and moles. Not a penny has ever been paid for, the valuable privi
leges enjoyed by those corporations. The whole subject calls for
examination and regulation. The exact extent of public rights and
property should be ascertained and defined by survey. That sur
vey should not be confined to the water front of Oakland and
Alameda, but should cover the whole bay shore. It is of the highest
importance that the extent and limits of State property of this
class should be established and ascertained once for all.
• It is the very irony of politics that the State should come
into her own, not through the diligence of her officials but by
the mere accident of a conflict between two rival corporations.
Suppose Harriman and Gould had come together on this trans
action and agreed that the Western Pacific might come to tide
water on the bay for a reasonable price; the State might never
have discovered her rights. The belief that the Southern Pacific
owns the earth and has a right to put a fence around it is so well
established in the minds of t our State officials that nobody would
have thought of disputing the settlement had Harriman agreed to
an amicable division with Gould. Even after the railroad magnates
got to lawing, no State official thought it worth while to inter
fere. The State ofiicialry appears to have lapsed into a; condition
of railroad paralysis. Let us see if this decision will act as a stimu
lant. Governor Gillett is the doctor.
THE CALL has a theory that Grove Johnson spends his time
and ingenuity in trj^ng to, get a rise out of the newspaper
editors. For instance, we look for a/ rolling volume s pf blister
ing condemnation for his absurd bill giving the State' Railroad
Commission the right to grant permits for spur tracks in cities.
That insidious attack on home rule rights should agitate every
right-thinking editorial breast— most of them think ' that way—
from Siskiyou to San Diego. Johnson will be roasted to the
queen's .taste, and that should satisfy him. He is like the gambler,
who believed that the next best thing to winning money was to
lose it. - He; would rather be roasted .'than let 'alone- Of
Johnson is quite aware that, under t the constitution the State cannot
usurp the right of a city to regulate .its municipal affairs, and the
grant of \u25a0 franchises or permits for spur tracks is essentially, a\u25a0:mu
nicipal affair, r Johnson is just having fun j with tHe " editors! ;. It
be' condign punishment for his'offense?tb refer^the bill Ho
•the graveyard - committee, if that funereal : body .'-.' has got through
with the wake it has been holding for the ahtivaccination bili. N ':
Johnson is the founder of a sort of legislative museum. , The
*. bills that he proposes , or has had enacted : into : law ; are mostly dead
* things, only fit for preservation in'; a* glass case' as \ legislative
curiosities. Among .them was the law requiring newspaper" arti
cles to be signed and the other law prohibiting tHe 'publication
•of cartoons. It is impossible to believe that Johnson ever; imaginccl
that such legislation could prove effectual. "He was just having
fun with the editors. ~ ..
It is scarcely worth while to take Johnson seriously.
IT is distressing to find that Senator Caminetti so far offended
the "courtesy of the Senate" as to ask that Senator Wolfe's bill
relating' to the San_ Francisco water front should be sent back
to committee without getting the consent of the author to the
reference. But if Caminetti will consider himself -properly rebuked
for his failure in etiquette and if Wolfe's resentment over his official
rudeness is allayed, then it may be taken, that .the public good is
served by further consideration of the bH[ in committee,, and Sena
tors can go on plavine like real statesmen. ' \u25a0•'•\u25a0;'
: We are convinced that, both Wolfe and Gammetti desire' the
public good in this relation, and we are impelled to -hope that they
will curb, their inveterate propensity to do' .poiitics;of^ the; sort de
signed to-put the opposite party in a hole. There { has been. already
too much of this sort of "maneuvering in the present Legislature,
and it is wholly ineffectual. Nobody pays any attention -to; the
antic humor of the statesmen, and they are wasting the. -public
time posing for a gallery that is not interested. ;:
What is wanted is a thorough and businesslike examination
of the needs of the harbor front, and it is evident from the con
dition of the bill that this has not been accorded. N-Caminetti has
done the city.a "service by getting the bill sent back, and .we hope
that Wolfe will co-operate .in. the^vvork of: threshing out the 1 sub
ject. -In fact, the whole matter is one for committee discussion and
consultation rather than for oratorical treatment on , the floor. •
Miss Mabel.Tpy and Mrs. Lynda.Bry
an. who expected to leave on- Monday
for an" eastern trip, have, much to the
delight of their many friends, post
poned their departure until the. 12th.
Their Itinerary is a most delightful
one. They will first. stop over in De
troit, then St. Louis .and Washington,
expecting to reach New York v, by,- the
first of April.- where most of- their time
will be spent. Miss-Toy and Mrs. Bry
an expect to be away for five or six
months. ' ' . \ l "< .;'\u25a0"'.':'
Miss Merit* Reid, an attractive so
ciety girl who has been spending the
winter in the east, where she has had'a
most delightful time visiting.: friends
and relatives; returned home on-Tues
day. That she had; a'glorious. winter
is very \ evident, for the charming girl
never looked . ; prettier than she has
since her return. Sh« | seems delighted
to be once " more . at home. ' Miss ; Reid
came across the .continent under, the
chaperonage iof Mrs.. James;- Cunning-"
ham. • . ; r ::\u25a0'.\u25a0: ! ' ...-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
Mrs. Cyrus Walker will. "entertain a.
eardclub at a bridge party at her home
in Jackson street. today. ,'
The .delightfully Informal dance' at
which ; Mrs. Nickel _waa k hostess . \u25a0 last
evening \u0084in ; honor, of '; Miss Margaret
Stow of Santa- Barbara/is, one of the
many Jolly affairs that have helped
make the winter? suchi an enjoyable
one. . Mrs. ; Nickel entertained ; a
dred guests on ..this -j occasion, the af
fair, having been given at her home \u25a0in
Laguna street.
\u25a0Mrs. . James Cunningham, v who; ar
rived last Tuesday; from .the* east^es--,
pects to. spend ; only a' fortnight in .our
midst.; She is visiting -her:: sister,- Mrs.
Hale,' , while ' in town,*£ and"? as /^roany
things i as.; possible,^are^. being; crowded
together ;in her, honor. v The; shortness
of r . Mrs. ' Cunningham's ;^stay> in 'San
Francisco ; is due to the. fact- thats she
left i her daughter, j Miss in New.
Tork, and M' very . anxious to get ' back
to her.. \u25a0•\u25a0•>..•-. \u25a0.?;;\u25a0.;:-'.* \u25a0;\u25a0;\u25a0 -*-\u25a0\u25a0.- . \u25a0.:
: : Mrs.fJ.' R. : K. pNuUall :will: \ be^^
hostess -;Of * a .large i bridge ,party; given"
this •fcomlng * Saturday -, at; her \ home) in
Jackson- street?.*'. '"•:.•.-•" \u25a0 ' ', ' f .'. * "• • ;
•j-j. Miss ] Meek . • of .-. ; San Lorenzo ''.,;. was
hostess yesterday/of - a 1;a 1 ; large I luncheon
given iat her? homer In? honor iof> Miss
Margaret 3 Stow, 3 the % attractive V Santa
Barbara' glrl;who"; is ; receiving > eo^much :
atten tion from her many San ' Francisco
friends.^./; .-•\u25a0'\u25a0. \u25a0\u25a0 : 'v;-.r =:-:..\u25a0 ; ; •< \u25a0'_-. \u25a0
; :Mrs. a Roger,- ChickeringKof -1 Oakland
entertained at a large luncheon given
yesterday! at ; her," home across the i bay.
; JMrs. \u25a0 E. . Walton -.Hedges' has 'issued
invitations to a chaflng-dish dinner to
be ' given (on ii Frt«ayjtevehln|r3 February
it;, at v T" o'clock, at ?• h«r ; Bro4«rick>
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li ' Senator Ha^ntkn'd Bill^ls Passed
The Smart Set
street home. A novel feature of .this
delightful affair will be tho; fact that
the men asked will?.' act'' as the cooks.
Mrs/Hedges has entertained almost
more, extensively this winter than any
other, San Francisco 'hostess, a week
scarcely having passed that she .has
not entertained at one or^ more de
lightful affairs.
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:.. Miss Postlethwaite has r is
sued cards for a tea to be given Feb
ruary 110 at 4 o'clock •\' < to; meet! Mrs:
Bradford Darrach.". Miss \u25a0 Postlethwaite
has frecently returned ; from (Europe;
where she has spent' the past year, or
more rin traveling. ;, The ': greater, .part
of -her .time while abroad .was spent
in England, where her old home' was. ..
Mrs. .Harry Babcockv was among, last
week's : largest luncheon : . hostesses.
The affair I was given .last .Wednesday
at' the < Scott-street, home ;of.' the .-hostess
in honor of Miss Louise Boyd.' her other
twenty.. or; more guests. including many
of the season's buds. : : :
Commander and Mrs. Charles - Fre
mont * Pond of Mare I Island .entertained
at a large "at horned yesterday at their
navy. . yard;; home. ;t Their;; guests-^in
cluded many,. San ; Franciscans, i, among
.whom >; they : have^a'iHarge j circle ;^ of
friends, besides' their.niany navy, friends
at '\u25a0; Mare V Island, "•. Yerba\ ; Buena? and fin
the '; city. \ "Commander '* and t Mrs., Pond
are nptedi for their hospitality and \u25a0 thjeir
home at Mare Island! is; constantly Uhe
jcene ; of ; some delightful; soclal^gath-
Crings; \u25a0 \u25a0:. \u25a0 •\u25a0\u25a0•.\u25a0\u25a0 ::\u25a0\u25a0- :- .-;;..:.;. - -
*' " \u0084'•'- ,-•'. ;.'..•
-.' .-Miss ] Alma Thane, ; who, . although ? she
has not yet; made her. formal debut,: has
been; to a number of ; the dances.i left !on
Monday . for ;: Europe, 'J, where she;* will
spend the'next;ten»monthß or,a?yearjin
traveling.,' Miss Thane:;is:. a -most at
tractive girl and ; promises ; to . be ! one^of
next ; season's '?. most I popular; buds. ;; ' .
VjThe offlceraof Fort Baker^will!be the
hosts 3of one of < their fdelightf ul Vbops';.
this] evening; ati which -they) willfenter>
tainy many, of our popular, society girls;
as i well : as ' many : of i those J ( the
bay.--;-;:.; -r^-r- '\u25a0:;\u25a0> Jy.i--- •\V*-~:y-+AV~:' : d : .i>
• ;,.-. r •'•:;\u25a0•...\u25a0•
: ; -Mrs.'; Harrison Smith was i hostess on
Monday >f ;•; an : ; enjoyable jteal given at
her i home on ' Clays str%et,i at 5 which 7 she
entertained -some Sforfy ? on flfty.-ff wests.
Among ' Mrs.' Smith's r guests s were- Mrs.
FrederlcH ; Tallant,' Mrs.^ Emma"* Stiaf ter
Howard.-; Miss \u25a0- Howard. nMrs.^f James (Xi
Steele,.^ Mrs.'-; James !P4Langhorny and
Mrs.*. Otis. '\u25a0 ;\u25a0\u25a0 >;.;•\u25a0\u25a0;.-• ;-.:-•; J! ;- '\u25a0•' !\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0 .i-*- : \±
John F.'. Fitzgerald,- Mayor, of Boston,
fs; editor^of; the •Republic, a weeklyjre-,
graduates popular? allk«Lwiths,worklos-l
men; and business inaio," as his successive
terrosHnltbt Massachusetts S*n*t«|«Ul
la <Convr«MJh»T«^«riYtn|«Ti4<rac«.
Gossip of the Doings
of Railroad Men
Captain C. J. Grammer, vice presi
dent of the New York Central lines,
died late Monday night in Chicago.
The funeral will be held today. He en
tered the service of the Vanderbilt
lines in 1894 as general freight agent
of, the Lake Shore, and was steadily
advanced until j he " was g elected ' rice
president in charge of traffic of the en-i
tire system. Captain Grammer was 60
years old and leaves a wife and three
Eons. ! - v . \u25a0,:.-\u25a0 \u25a0 •.
John A. Gill, general agent of. the
freight department of the New York
Central lines, was" apprised of. the
death of Captain Grammer" yesterday
by a telegram from C H. H. Ingalls,
freight traffic manager of that . sys
tem.: Gill,' in speaking of Grammer,
said: \u0084..-. \u0084.,,. ...\u25a0..\u25a0'/\u25a0.\u25a0 ' . ; *..- -i^,, T .w \u25a0-
' "There were few men so universally
liked. He was a great friend of the
Pacific Coast and whenever he could
spare the time, came out here! , In hon
or '.--of his memory every ticket and
freight office of the New; York Central
lines in the United States will be
closed tomorrow." ~ , ; \u25a0
\u25a0 /\u25a0>'. . " ; "*-\. \u25a0-*,-.. /* i
• The Transportation Club, which has
taken quarters ) in :the7 Flood building,
will be informally "opened next Satur
day, afternoon at 121 2 . o'clock. . This .t is
the. first club to have a 1a 1 permanent
habitation downtown, and is the only
club in the city ; that never left . the
burned district. President Alberger an
nounces that when the club Is at home
in, its'new. rooms it jntends to extend
a general invitation to a housewarm
ing. ' \u0084 ; •
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There is a weil-deflned rumor that
the Western Pacific; is looking with
longing eyes toward the' lumber dis
tricts of Northern Calif ornia, and it is
said that <3duld intends to absorb the
McCloud; River Railroad,- which would
give hinv.an entrance Into the timber
belt. The 1 , fact that J. H. Queal. presi
dent of the McCloud River, Railroad,
isat present in the East buying rails
and equipment for the . extension .« of
his- line lends color to the belief. It is
also: known that \u25a0, within ' the 'past few
weeks the McCloud River line has pur
chased four passenger cars and also a
combination coach. The Gould; people
have purchased the Nevada-California
and .Oregon Railroad,^ running from
Reno, Nev.r to Madeleine, "Cal., the end
of .which Us; only, a- few; miles distant
from ; the terminus of , the McCloud Riv
er road.'r The McCloud River line is one.
of the most important feeders ; cf the
Southern ; Pacific
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\u0084\u25a0; J. M. Davis.Vassistant superintendent
of- the Oregon -Shori -Line, arrived in
the city yesterday, and. R. H. ; lngram,
general superintendent ) of : the South
ern Pacific lines, in 'the south, is ex
pected today. L. R. Fields, superin
tendent of the Southern Pacific lines In
Oregon, is also- expected to be" in> the
city.today.: The 'assembling of the rail
road" officials is '-for,; the, purpose; of 'con
tinuing - .the ::'\u25a0\u25a0: conference the
V; C. S. Huntington, contracting freight
agent of; the Rock^lsland-Frisco lines,
intends itot resign ; from; railroad*^service
onvthei first; of, the month /and iwill' be
come', a member/ ot.&} real Restate- firm
ins Oakland. He, will be succeeded by
Cl* Gibb. - -.. .-!\u25a0•.- \u25a0-„ _ •
L. G.,"Sennard of 'the passenger de
partment ;_ of rthe~,- Southern^ Pacific; will
accompany the -excursion ; of -the busi
ness ?,men of; Stanislaus i County f to ; Los
Angeles Vnexf Friday. ,• It I : is V the pur
pose'of the' party,; to bring-. to the atten
tion of ? the real, estate men 1 , of Los An
geles jithe ? advantages : possessed iby ! San
Joaquin i County^ for Jthe % home-seeker:
During past f ew^months \ the * real
estato a men \ of ;i the i. southern 'city i have
been"itaking*greatj interest cms the? San
Joaquin Valley and have been inducing
home-seekers '., to visit *; the 3 valley.'""-; .-:
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,-. '-iW. "\u25a0-* J. r. Shotwell. v general ' ; manager of
the^Gouldilines in the ;clty/ has, lef t', t or
Los>Augeles. ;ilt"'i3spresumedl>that he j
will ', attend c the : sessions Kof the * Inter
state? Commerce "Commission in that
city.::'-'.:/;' ; ;.;':-r : - ;.-;•\u25a0-\u25a0 *\- -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-.. \- - , \u25a0 .
*>'\u0084>\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'.' \u25a0\u25a0'" , : : \u25a0>-'\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0'."\u25a0* j--"; •' ' ' \u25a0-.-'. \u25a0\u25a0 ' *"
ii-v t TheT freight iand passenger 'i offices on
thel New >York \u25a0 Central fare ; already in
stalled'; Int'their^neWft quarters sin ;.;;the
Flood. 'i building and? the 1 Union? Pacific
moved fin i last ? night. ;- ; The 's rest Jof % the
foreign : lines '.expect Ito ;b« j in ; tbe build
ing ' byi thej end- of t . the ;'weeic% ; ;•*. -;
t ; t;'-?'^'-:':'''' : '^'*J" i : i i*';>i*'.'i'''- r '' -"-' '\u25a0\u25a0 ; - : '- '<-
ft? QQ L.?j/i.L .?j/i. Strong.' who is^ in I the \u25a0• office of
the jChicagori Milwaukee v»nd«St.'i Paul,
Is confined \to \u25a0\u25a0 bis \u25a0\u25a0 home byi sickness, it
iathoug^t he win bay« to undergo an
operation.^ /
The Insider
Discusses Lincoln Steffens and Jacob Kns,
/both of whom are soj ou rning here, and tells
I how society is now seeking, the Gopcevics
r:* INCOLN STEFFENS, who is back In tne
I . State of his birth to inrestigate the graft-,
•-'era, says that he likes bosses. "They are
bo human arid ; helpful." he explains. 'fThe only thing I hold against them is
that they. 'boss.' " Steffens has his own way of setting about an investigation.
"When I reach the city I am to discuss," he said to an interviewer once. "I
Qrst look up three people: the political boss, the leading banker and the worst
crank. In interviewing them I get the widely separated views which give mo
the outlines of my story. T learn the best and the worst.- I meet the man who
devises political corruption, the man who makes it and the man who is trying
to destroy it. Then I fill in the details. I go to the grafters and learn of graft,
to the reformers for reform, to the politicians for politics, to the business
man forVbusiness.' "It is worth while watching Steffens while he is in town,
to' note just what men he talks to, so as to classify them according to his rule.
Sic f fens Is Busy '
"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0";\u25a0 in a Large Field
It .was -while he was in Lelpslc, pursuing his
studies in a foreign land after graduating
from a military academy in San Mateo- and
from the University of California, that 'Steffens fell In love with a coed. They
were secretly* married, spent some of the honeymoon studying in the British
Museum, and then they came over to New York. The youug man found him
self with responsibilities to face and no taste 5 for dependence, so he concluded
to try a literary career. He wrote a story and Louis Loeb, whom he had met
in Paris, illustrated it He took it to Harper's and it was accepted on sight.
A. check for $45 was given the young author. »
He was jubilant, and immediately began to figure on hU income. M I can
write one a week," he thought, as many a youthful writer has reckoned before
him. But it "was two years before he had another story or article accepted
by a magazine. He succeeded in obtaining a space position on the Evening
Post, which though not in need of a man at the time gave In to the persistence
of the seeker after employment. Steffens said that he lived in a panic for fear
that he might lost, his hardly- won job. His first assignment was about a
clergyman who had retired in favor of another, a dry enough subject, and his
first week's earnings were $1.75.
But he says that the experience was good for him. as ha Is naturally lazy.
He had to hustle to make his living— "literally scared into work," as he
phrases it In time he was sent to cover "Wall street He knew nothing of
finance, but went to some of the principal bankers and explained the fix he
was in. They were kind to him, with the result that the new reporter "knew
things before they happened." In the reform era, when Theodore Roosevelt
was on the Police Board. Steffens was detailed at police headquarters. It
was then and there that he "got on to" political and police methods, particu
larly those of corruption. v.
Matrimonial yoke
Drove Him to Work
Contemporary with Steffena in the reform era
of New York was Jacob Riis. who is also here.
It was of the latter that Steff ens said:
"Though I'd like 'to reform every other reformer I know, I shouldn't change
Riis, even if I could, in any particular, least of all in his roaring folliea.
"Any number of good, stories -have come my way about Rlis. One relates
how. he was accosted by a sturdy beggar, and in reply to the importunities
exclaimed: 'Why. don't you go to work? Why do you waste your time in
"The begsar drew himself up with dignity. ll§llli
"'Did you ever beg?' he asked.
" Then you don't know what work is,* said the beggar."
Likes Jacob Riis
and His Follies
Last winter Riis* physicians forbade him to
go on a lecturing tour, as he wa3 suffering
from angina pectdfis/ * Notwithstanding,-'"!!*
was approached by another of the "sturdy beggar" tribe, an emissary cf a
charitable society, who urged him to deliver just one dUcourse' for the benefit
of a certain institution.
"But," said Riis, "my physician has warned me that if I lecture again this
winter it may kill me." .
"Well, then," said the importunate one, "you. would die in a good cause."
Had the Chance
to Be Martyr
Society sometimes changes Its points of; vie*
srith rapidity and apparent lack of rhyme 01
reason. I was amused to read in- one of the
weeklies that the Gopcevic brothers were being rushed by the smart set — the
Southern end of it. It was such a little while ago that the teatable tabbies
were jumping on one of the brothers, harrying his character tooth and nail,
because the humble gripman had dared to marry a California heiress. Now
that the Gopcevics are" 'numbered among the men of wealth here, the same
tabbies are trying to find a bride for the widower's brother.
' I suppose that the Gopcevic who married Miss Har.rie Floyd possessed
the same worthy qualities when he was a gripman, and his blood was of the
same azure hue as it is now, but unfortunately society insisted upon being
blind to everything but his occupation at .that time. If the brothers have the
gift of humor they must enjoy many a quiet laugh when they contrast past
and present. .
Snares Being Laid <
for Gopcevic II
Conductors have their woes as well as pas
sengers ia this day of overcrowded cars. The
other day I boarded a Sutler-street car, with
fully twoscore others. The car was so Jammed that the conductor could not
tfili-who had paid fare^ and who had not. However, he was equal to the
occasion, and probably caused many people to blush who hAd been a stranger
to that form of evidencing their sensitiveness. After calling out "Fares,
please," at least a dozen times, he said so that all could hear:
"Well, this is the cheapest crowd I ever saw. At least forty people got
Straphangers Get
Even With Calhoun
A .few years ago Captain Simpson, the lumber
dealer and shipbuilder, decided that *as there
was so little money in the shipbuilding trade
would retire "from that j branch of business. At that time he had a boat
under way, and to 'emphasize his intention he christened her the "Omega."
Later on business picked up in boatbuilding and 'he decided to re-embark in
his old trade. The first boat turned off was baptized the "Post Script" and
the next "Addenda." I hear tftat the Captain is now locking around for a
namV on similar lines for his next boat, which is nearly completed, v
Have You a Name
2 for This Boat ?.
Personal Mention |
A. X Sell g of Los Angeles is at the
A. M.McLeod of New York is at the !
Majestic \Annex.'
, L. Douglas Sovereign of Los Angeles
Is "at? the -Jefferson.
F..B.:Hink jTnd.Mrs. Hlnk of Eureka i
are at the Dorchester.' '
J. .Thomas • Moore of Philadelphia '\u25a0 la
registered: at -the Majestic. ;
-Lewis l W. v Packer and Mrs. ; Packer .of
Chicago are at'the Palace. ..-
J. P. Bourneiand'Mrs. Bourne of -Po- :
catello are at the Jefferson.. V .
,- Carroll* Allen, and "Miss Allen, are at
the Jefferson from Los : Angeles. \u0084 '
, Dr. A. E. Corbin, of Sydney. Austra
lia, is registered at. the Jefferson.
t =.C. A. ; Hughes r and jMrs.*Hughes of '< Los
Angeles iare registered at: the-'SL'
Francis. :- r ' .*; :
;-; : ;G;: •il ; ' s Woodworth 'and > Mrs. - Wootf
worth; are' registered :at "the Palace
fromHibblng.'Mlch.- v
i Al Krause of^Samoa, D^ A.;Wightraan
! of i Los ; Angeles sfnd : J.*-E. ; Sutton , of Vlc
jtorla are *at the- St.v Francis. ':.'*\u25a0'? 'l?. -
:\u25a0 ':* • A.) Alleni purser •of the
steamship jl^rea,". Is^at \u25a0 the ? St.: Francis;
i en route to toe East for a two months'
vacation, r ';--'f- : :.:^-~^~: .:^-~^~-
FEBRUARY 6, 1907
In the Joke World |
Meeker's good luck seems to b«
coming In bunches." remarked Enpeck.
as he laid as ide his paper. M»ecK
*'HoW 3 .thatr: queried Mrs. Enpeck.
_ He has Just got, $5000 from a man
who has alienated hla wife's affections.
replied Enpeck.— Chicago News.
3 i; st ;back from a hunting
fl«?,',^ft * " ays *t.was.tho most dismal
failure he e\-er. experienced."
h ;.3 h tx t el »« : L«°« W : you expect from
mm? He couldn't ; make '» hunting trio
a success because. he has absolutely no
imagination.?— Philadelphia Ledger.
:; Son Jim— Here's a story about a fel-
I°n^ h ° Pa , M $800 ° for a Stradivarius
and then sold it for, Jlo.ooo.
Farmer. Huskins-^-They say there's a
powerful loto' money. in some o' these
Dealt r ° ' cattl «- i C?«»rt«d PUin
.• 1 •' • '
\y,i S n' T - homa * Llpton says he's after
the Cup again."
h«" W tn* there>s > »trong suspicion that
hn.f"'"^"? l^ be af ter "»« leading
boac -—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
•. - *-\u25a0" ;. J .. \u25a0 ' : " • ,-•\u25a0\u25a0• '
- The ;Wlfe~-John.M "had th« worst
«f ce * m now: 1 thought you «ad*
; i The ? Callous Brute-^-That so ? "WTxat
i '*•.*• ! y°. u ?.. l*«t ; wprda,- my. da»rr— Puek. i

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