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A DANGEROUS PLAN
IT is intimated that the programme which the Legislature will be
asked to accept in relation to the constitutional amendment of
the State revenue system is that discretion will be placed in the
State Board of Equalization to raise or lower the percentage tax
on gross earnings to be paid by corporations. That programme is
The scheme of taxation for State purposes proposed by the
revenue commission provides for taxes as follows: -
On all railroads, of steam and street; on all car companies, Pullman
and freight; on all light, heat and power companies, 4 per cent per annum
on their gross earnings.
On all express companies, 3 per cent
On all telephone and telegraph companies, 3}4 per cent.
On all insurance companies, 2 per cent on gross premiums, less return
premiums and reinsurance.
On all banks, 1 per cent on the cash value of the capital stock.
These are the main features of the scheme and it is proposed
that the percentages shall be subject to revision by the Legislature
at the end of every period of six years. Of course, the power of
revision must be placed somewhere, and the choice seems ,to lie
between the Legislature and the State Board of Equalization. It is
quite difficult to decide which of these two bodies is the less worthy
of the trust, but on the whole the preference may be given to the
legislature, because it is more responsive to popular control and
more closely watched. The proceedings of the State Board of
Equalization are characterized by hole-and-corner methods, and
experience has demonstrated that this body has for twenty 'years
past been more corrupt than any Legislature.
One of the purposes of the proposed amendment was to get the
State Board of Equalization out of politics. The^programme as out
lined would necessarily plunge that body deeper into politics than
ever before. Not only would it decide on the taxation of railroads,
but it would have charge of the rates to be paid by all other corpora
tions. Moreover, the board would be given power to revise the per
centages of taxation every year, instead of having that fight once in
six years before the Legislature.
The Southern Pacific has controlled the State Board of Equaliza-,
tion for twenty years. If, however, to tax corporations be confided
to that bodj-, it would be equivalent to making Mr. Herrin assessor
for every corporate enterprise in California. Better let the Legis
lature tackle the job once in six years, and then, at least, the people
will know what is doing and have an opportunity to be heard.
THE BOGIE MAN IS HERE
THE alarming and alarmed state of mind in Wall street, inspired
by the supposed destructive temper and love of mischief at
tributed to President Roosevelt, is described with some humor
in the New York World, which says :
The inevitable attack of delirium tremens has followed Wall street's
prolonged financial debauch. Millions of Theodore Roosevelts are now
dancing around the victim. Phosphorescent spectacles gleam from every
nook and corner of the Stock Exchange. The gnashing of Presidential
teeth is heard above the roar of traffic. The sky is darkened by Big Sticks
that hang in clouds. There is no refuge from the terror by, day or the
pestilence that walketh in the darkness. And the worst is yet to come.
He is going to order a. horizontal reduction of 10 per cent in railroad
rates. He is going to squeeze all the water out of railroad stocks. He
is going to prevent the issue of new securities. He is going to burn the
constitution at the stake. He is going to obliterate State lines. He is
going to investigate everything and everybody that owns stock in
a corporation to life imprisonment." He is going to abolish the Supreme
Court. Maybe he will hang Congress, especially the Senate. He is going
to indict everybody that has more than $7. Everything over $11 is a
swollen fortune and must be confiscated.
The picture may be a trifle overdrawn, but it lies within the lines
of reasonable caricature. We see Uncle Jim Hill peddling at every
crossroads up 'and down the land his famous lament that nobody
will let him borrow $60,000,000 when he needs the money. E. H.
Harriman is said to have arrived at that parlous state of mind where
desperation has driven him to writing a book. It is understood that
he is preparing to hand % out a handsome "roast" for the President.
Like Uncle Jim Hill, Mr. Harriman needs a small matter of millions,
and the specter of everlasting smash in the. similitude of Theodore/
Roosevelt blocks the way, flourishing a big stick like a turbulent
sailor in the financial glasshouse. John D. Rockefeller is filled with
foreboding for the future state of the workingman and is hourly
issuing solemn warnings. The hosts of Coxey's army are 'dimly
seen topping the horizon like a flock of grasshoppers breeding a
famine at the invitation of Theodore Roosevelt.
The bogie man is here. The magnates tear their hair and chat
ter in terror. That foul demon, the Money Power, is on his. knees
and begging for mercy. There. is none so poor to do him reverence
and none so rich to lend him a dime.
ELABORATE PLANS FOR GOOD ROADS
S' PEAKER BEARDSLEE has introduced a bill to establish: a
uniform system of road government and administration -ap
plicable to all counties in the State. The bill, is necessarily
voluminous, but perhaps goes into greater detail than ": is 'always'
advisable. For instance^ the specifications for making standard
roads might safely be left to the engineers of the State* Department
of Highways for the sake of greater flexibility. The bill seems to
recognize nothing but gravel or macadam as material for, finishing
standard roads. ' Gravel is of. quite doubtful utility for such pur
poses, and on some important county roads it may be decided 'to
use a better finish than macadam.* These, however, are matters of
detail not concerned with the main scheme of the bill. \
Chiefly, the bill is designed to encourage the standardization |
of main county roads under State supervision and to provide c for
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the government of road districts by local Boards of Trustees, elected
every three years.
State aid is provided for the maintenance of county roads
brought up to standard and accepted as such by the Department of
Highways. The bill carries an appropriation of $100,000 for this
purpose. The main county roads, as distinguished from the district
roads, will be under control and administration by the county Super
visors. Provision is made for the employment of a county road
superintendent, who "must be a civil engineer." He will hold
office at the pleasure of the Supervisors, give his whole time to the
work and be paid not more than $150 a month: What is a civil
engineer? There are lots of quacks in that profession, as in others,
and the^idea that a competent man can be:got for, a political job
paying only $150 a month and expenses for . his, whole time is pre
posterous. Boys just out of college get as much as that. It may
be necessary to amend these details.
The bill provides that 50 per cent of the road tax shall be
expended in permanent work of standardizing the main county
roads. The other half is to be used for repairs and purchase of the
road-making plant. The idea is, as much as possible, to prevent
the practice of frittering away road funds by Supervisors to mend
their political fences, and to give the, taxpayers something in the
way of permanent work for their money.
District roads under this bill would be governed by local
Boards of Trustees, which would have power to call special elec
tions to vote on the imposition of taxes for road purposes. The
road poll tax would be a source of regular income for. the districts.
An interesting feature of the bill provides for district assemblies,
something like- the old-fashioned New England town meetings, at
which road business may be discussed by citizens of the bailiwick
and orders made by vote which will be mandatory on the Board
of Trustees. . - .'-"".'
The general scheme of the bill appears to accord with sound
public policy and its defects of detail will doubtless receive atten
tion in committee.- .
MRS. WAKEFIELD BAKER was
the hostess at an ..informal
bridge party yesterday after
noon at her home in Pacific
avenue in honor of Mrs. L.L. Baker,
eight tables of guests being present.
The house was attractively decorated
for the occasion with fruit blossoms
and American Beauty roses.- The prizes
were won by Mrs. Henry T. Scott, Mrs.
Alexander Garceau, Mrs. Carter j Pome
roy, Mrs. Horace^Davls, Mrs. Winslow,
Mrs. T E. S. Breyfogle ,and Mrs. Robert
Oxnard. Among the other guests were:
Mrs.V Robert Hooker, Mrs. .J. R. K.
Nuttall, Mrs. W. R. Smedberg, Mrs. Ira
Pierce, Mrs. Rosenstock, Mrs. . Thomas
Dlbblee, ; Mrs. Ogden Hoffman, Mrs.
William . P. Morgan,' Mrs. ; Cutter, -Mr sJ
Frank Anderson, Mrs. , Emma Butler,
Mrs/. Henry ; L. Dodge, Mrs. Gale, Mrs.
E.* B. Pond, Mrs. William G. Irwin. Mrs.
J. W. Keeney, Mrs. Joseph Crockett,
Mrs. George Lent.
"Mr. and ; Mrs. Harry Babcock ; will
leave town on "Thursday for Del Monte
to remain during the week end. * -'
Mrs: William P. ; Morgan , will;* visit
in Santa Barbara next week. ;. Miss , Ella
Morgan is still j at r Del Monte -with"; her
friend, Miss Flora Low.
: Mrs. James Cunningham, who, came
from New; York on a. brief buslhessUrip
recently, v has \ postponed J her,departure
until Tuesday; of next week/ Mrs. Cun
ningham will; be v accompanied -to New
York? by , : Miss V; Helen Thomas, I ! who^ is
leaving for, the East: permanently.'; Miss
Thomas has; made; her home;for'a nura
ber of years with' her. 1 aunt,'Mrs/Wake
fleld;Baker, but : now.; goes to "Join", her
father \u25a0: In ; New. York. Since Iher:. debut
last season *she has been a favorite! in
society. >•\u25a0''\u25a0'* '\u25a0:\u25a0 ;. :^ '-;»\u25a0"'\u25a0 V" s-;
Ml3s. Lily,; McCalla will; leave Thurs
day for -Santa. Barbara^ where, she , will
spend ; several i days '^wlth "herj: parents.'
Admiral Bowman iH. McCalla^ arid V Mrs.
McCalla, at -.their; beautiful \u25a0 hometthere.'
Mrs. A.rs.iLilley has' returned from
a ,vlsit } of /three' ":, weeks \ in . Santa" Bar
baraHo her'hbme in'San, Rafael. '\u25a0\u25a0 '•:\u25a0'
Miss .Margaret . Stow. -of Santa '.Bar
bara, who; has r been visiting friead»
Nobody Should Read It
The Smart Set
here for some' weeks past,\wlll leave
on Thursday for Santa Cruz, where she
will spend two ; or \ three weeks as the
guest of Miss Josephine Doming. .•/
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aiken will close
their, town house within a few. weeks
and go to their ranch for a stay. They
will travel later in the summer.
There will 'be a /large gathering of
society folk at Del Monte for. the Wash
ington birthday" holidays, -many , going
down ;In their, automobiles. Among
these will be Mr.; and Mrs.-Wakefleld
Baker, who will . be \u25a0 accompanied :by
Miss Helen Baker and -Miss -Marlon
Mrs. Gilbert Brooke Perkins will [ar
rive today from her.' home In Pasadena
for a '.visit '"of a week or: two with' her
mother, Mrs. M. ' P." Huntington, •in this
city/ and her, sister, Mrs. t J/? Brockway
Metcalf, in Berkeley.
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Mr. and Mrs.; Frank Anderson and
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Clark will go ' on
Thursday to Del Monte ' to' spend the
holidays. * i
\u25a0 Mr. and Mrs. Erskine , Richardson
will leave Thursday^ for Santa; Barbara;
where they will ' spend about a" week
as the: guests of \ Mrs/; H.^ : M. A. Postley,
Mrs/ Richardson's; mother.) ' During her
visit Mrs. Richardson ;• will - entertain
a number of friends at an Informal tea.'
Mrs. G. P. Rixfordhas left for a visit
to 4 her daughter, 'Mrs.. W.jW.Sargeant,
in , Los Angeles. . A '
i Dr'.VJ.:A.;Hughes^U.iS;- A., and Mrs;
-Hughes,: who; was .'the Greek
violinist whose romantic 'marriage took
place I early - in i the winter., in j the : East,'
arrived; a V dayi 6r.,;two i since ; . f rom J Dr.'
Hughes'; plantation^ in! Kentucky,' where
they have spent some weeks.: They will
,be stationed at Fort; McDowell/Angel
'.\u25a0'. Mrs.; John! H. Speck, will 'be at home
at 33 98 Clay-street r on the first [ Tuesday
'of i each /month; i* beginning ; in%'March, ;
instead' of each Tuesday^ as ", heretofore.
, Josh « Billings >.was ;; evolving his sys
tem of simplified \ spelling.? < ; : :
I "I'm . going ? to ; make "la '^thorough lob
of it. -.too,", he \ said. ;/ ''I'll \ make] Brander
Matthews 1 : listf of twordsUookTsick.'!.
' 'For, ," as zhe » justlyi,; reascriedSwhatv is
the use of : making ' a^ dozen ;\u25a0 bites of a
cherry. ?=rtCMcago Tribune." ; ;
Gossip of the Doings
of Railroad Men
W. R. Alberger, traffic manager of
the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad,
left last night for an Inspection of the
line and will be absent till the end of
the month. Regarding the new road,
Alberger said: "It will be one of the
most notable railroads in the country
because it will run through an exceed
ingly rich, mineral belt that is daily
growing in importance. Our road com
mences at Ludlowon the line of the
Santa Fe i and twenty-six miles north
at Crucere; it crosses the Salt Lake
road. Fifty smiles -north of
lies Silver Lake, which is the point of
departure for the % famous Crackajack
mining district owned principally by
Salt: Lake and .Los Angeles people.
There is an automobile line to the
mines that makes daily runs. The dis
tance is 26 miles.
; "Sperry, which -Is seventy-eight miles
from Ludlow," is the, present terminus
of the railroad and trains are running
to that point daily. Sperry is In the
Amargosa Canyon. ' About , eight ; miles
remain to be completed in the canyon.
Then the road will be out on the des
ert, and track- can be laid at the rate
of a mile or a mile and a half daily.
From Sperry automobiles connecting
with our trains are run out to the
famous copper mining region of Green
water and there are twenty-five eight
mule freight teams hauling freight to
Greenwater I from Sperry.
! ."At*; a? pointy about 120 miles from
Ludlowa branch, line will be. built to
the Lila C borax mine, where there is
probably enough borax; to last the
world for one I hundred years. This
same branch will be extended to Green
"The terminus of the Tonopah and
Tidewater Railroad will be Bullfrog
and^ Beatty, which will make the line
168 miles long. The road has been
surveyed from Beatty to Goldfleld and
Tonopah, but it is problematical as
yet when it will be built to either of
"On the line of the road and at the
northern end of the Amargosa Canyon
is the Tecopa lead mine and just across
the "Nevada, line is the new copper dis
trict named Lee which is attracting a
good ;de_al of attention. There is a big
mineral development on both sides' of
the line from Ludlow to Beatty and
new locations are -being made con
stantly." •" \u25a0• \u2666
J. F. Wattß, who represents the Great
Northern in' Hlllsboro, N. D., arrived
here last Sunday with his small son
on a pleasure trip. George W. Colby
escorted; them out to the. park and- the
boy was lost in wonder. . He wanted to
know.lf it was summer in California
while: it; was winter In North" Dakota.
Watts says that no one can realize what
the -people of Hillsboro have suffered.
For' a time there was no fuel in - the
city and the wretched .inhabitants 'had
to work hard in - order to save them
selves'from being frozen to death./ Ev
erything * in; the ; shape -of fuel was
.; Fortunately, a few cars of coal ar
rived 'on Saturday and all that night
and all -Sunday It was' doled .out
partially. 7 The;! railroad people did all
that 'they could to : clear the track of
snow. ' A .tgreat ', snowplow .would be
driven through": and all the trains that
could' be assembled would; follow In
itS;,wa'ke;>yet within an i hour, the itrack
would be Impassable again. Two weeks
ago; there were; from thirteen' to: four
teen feet of ; snow on the surface, and
In some instances cars >on the side
track: were v completely buried. Condi-,
tions are; by; this time much -Improved, ;
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Watts \ concluded •> his \ narrative with
theicommerit: "I think "that you are
living in > a paradise. What does It mat.
ter .: if j you % have a little , mud \ and dust 1
Our-;people"would gladly give' our snow
in exchange for .your; mud and dust.".;
Zi R. . H. <. Countiss of ; the freight .trans
continental .bureau announces ; that ow
ing to i\; representations ,: made ; iby : the
St. Louis and^ San';* Francisco;? road -, the
present i rate •' on , soda'ash ; and Ccaustic
soda' in:- same groupings;: makes'yt* un
profitable •\u25a0'; to , -haul "; lt : and ; cancellation
hasibeen ordered from?. eastern defined
territories served by '.the" 1 Southern Pa
\:inc^£SEQ§B6BE&BMflß "''. ' -
G. N.Koeppel,' Pacific; Coast; passen
ger agent of, the International
tile- Marine, -has , returned from a.'busi
consulted Iwlth his ; chief s- as >to Opening
offices 1 In'; this city,; and t was : directed '\ to
have.: them ; on the ground I floor; and to
.say p \u25a0 no " gxpense • In ; fitting ' them up,
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FEBRUARY 19, 1907
Shows Beauty of Eucalyptus
Cadenasso Portrays the California Trees
Hanna Astrup Larsen
ALL the changes are rung on the
eucalyptus tree In the exhibition
of paintings by Giuseppe Cade
nasso now to be seen "in the
City of Paris art gallery. We see
them in the cold light of the early
morning, in the silvery mists of a
gray autumn day. touched with the
gold of the setting sun. swept by
the wind or standing calm and mas
sive In the full glow of the noonday.
The artist himself says that he has
made a special study of the eucalyptus
tree and finds it more Interesting than
"When I first began to paint it, peo
ple laughed at me," he said, "but I
knew I was right and kept on. Now
they all see it, because I have opened
their eyes. I am the first one who has
ever seen the possibilities of the
eucalyptus and tried to interpret it. It
has been the study of years. There are
150 kinds of the tree."
As Cadenasso says, now everybody
sees it and appreciates the fact of hav
ing the tree, which is so characteristic
of California, Interpreted by a master
hand. Some of us may lay claim to
having discovered It for ourselves and
loved it for its very own sake. We
have seen the wild and moody beauty
of . the tall, straight trunk swaying
lightly in the wind, the drooping
branches and the fringelike leaves.
The picture in the exhibition which
strikes any one most forcibly when en
tering is "The End of the Day," a large
panel picture, with a group of the
i artist's favorite trees standing very
tall and straight and slender in the
foreground. The setting sun touches
their heads with an orange-colored
flame, which is also reflected in the
tiny pool of water at their feet. The
remainder of the picture lies in
shadows, and it is wonderful how the
artist has succeeded in making the
trees, which in themselves are rather
cold in color, glow in the warmth
which belongs to the shadows at sun
One of the most finished and mature
pieces of work in the exhibition Is
another of the artist's eucalyptus
studies, which has something the feel
ing of an old Italian garden. The trees
are treated with great simplicity,
standing out in dark masses against a
sky of an Italian warmth. The can
vas seems fairly to glow in the sultry
shadows, and the clouds are tipped
with red flame. Yet another, called
'"Purple Morning," shows the same tree
in the cold, pink light of early morning.
The branches In this have a delicate,
fringe-like effect, which is very char
acteristic and which is still more ap
parent in several studies of the euca
lyptus bathed In fog. Or shall we say
drowned? It cannot be denied that
some of these are a bit disappointing.
They are so palely cold, so mistily
vague. Still the artist has succeeded
in doing what he wanted to do and
has obtained the effect he sought. Tho
very leaves of the trees seem dripping,
with mist-drops and dreariness.
Strikingly different are three views
of Mount Tamalpais. One is merely tha
portrait of the mountain, showing the
undulations of the slope, the light red
dish purple of the heights deepening to
blue in v the shadows; "the gray rocks,
the green trees a/id the grass slightly
touched > with yellow. It is a true like-,
ness of the mountain in the full glare
of the midday sun. Even the railroad
is distinctly marked. The artist calls
this picture "The Scales." The tones
are all there, but there is no melody,
no spirit. It needs the creative hand
to make It live and speak. This ha
has done in two other views of tha
same scene, which for weirdness of
expression and for daring color effects
are unique. One Is called "Legend of
the Tamal," referring to the supersti
tious dread which the Indians had of
the purple color seen in cloudless
evenings after sunset. This is the color
which Cadenasso has seized upon. There
is a sincerity and simplicity about this
picture, a directness in the handling
of the masses of color, which make
this one of the strongest in the exhi
bition. Entirely different and of a more
moody fantastic quality Is the third
view of the mountain, swathed In mists
that seem blown across It by a strong
'\u25a0wind. This . is.-' one of the best exam
ples of Cadenasso's gift for painting
Very characteristic of California is
the large picture of the foothills. . It
is a picture that actually makes one
feel the heat. There Is such a pitiless
g.are in the blue sky, such a parched,'
thirsty look in the red-brown hills with
their sun-scorched grass. There is some
hardness of treatment in the distant
hills, not quite the misty heat-shimmer
one sees In nature. The foreground,
which is a stretch" of marsh, the reeds
touched with red and among them a
pool of an opaque blue. Is better man
aged and is what makes the picture
interesting. One feels that this is a
field where the artist is especially at
• Only one of the sunset scenes over a
C. H. Ellison of Los Angeles is at the
H. C. Clinton of New Tork is a guest
at the Palace.
"A. H. Collbron of Denver Is registered
at the Palace.
A. D. McMullin of New York is stop
ping at the Palace.
H. M. Hoyt of Nome, Alaska, is regis
tered at the St. Francis.
J. E. Warren, a business . man of
Eureka, is at the Savoy.
Henry Dollman of Indianapolis Is
staying at the St. Francis.
G. H. Christy, a well-known businssa
man of Philadelphia, is at the St. Fran-
'.' G. T. "Waterman, the well-known
mining man of Goldfleld, is at the
H. F. Knight, a business man of Los
Angeles, registered at the Majestic yes
Mrs. J. " N. Gillett,' wife of Governor
Gillett, registered yesterday at the St.
Francis.' "~ y
'W. i C Ish i and family are at the . St.
: Francis. - They have been spending the
at Santa : Barbara.
'S. Edwards, , a wealthy merchant of
Chicago, is staying at the Jefferson and
; will make a tour of the State.
J. G.:Lusk of Santa Cruz,. who is in
terested . in ; various i enterprises ; In that
town, is a guest at the Jefferson.
\u25a0";." .William '\G.' Fox of \u25a0 Milwaukee is at
thV. JeftersonJ " ; He Is ; identified ' with
many.' large \u25a0, interests ; in that city.
', W. "G." Barnwall, ; the general ., freight
: agent of I the * Santa Fe in Los An geles,
arrived in this city yesterday and regis
tered at the Majestic. '
c\C.'H.*Lawrent,one of the largest dry
goods . merchants In Chicago, Is regis
tered at the Majestic. He is hers partly
for j pleasure and : partly ; for i business.
;" ; Mr.' and Mrs.' ? S.~ T. Ewing, vwho~ar«
»*rell-lcno.wn. resideots'of NewYork/'are
marshy land, which are, among the art
ist's favorite subjects, is s«en in tha
exhibition. Lovers of Cadenasso's pic
tures are familiar with the pastels full
of a delicate poetic feeling, the motif
usually a bit of marsh in the afterglow
of the sunset, the skyline very low,
and often a tiny pool catching the last
rays of the sun. It Is this effect which
the artist has now sought to produce
In the more permanent medium of oil
without sacrificing any of the delicate
elusive charm of his pastels. *
Altogether, the exhibition Is a worthy
and dignified one. It is the most com
plete and trepresentative collection of
pictures that v Cadenasso has ever
The quarters of the Guild of Arts and
Crafts of California are gay, with a
collection of European posters that '
give a delightful atmosphere of foreign
travel. For some reason or other it la
a fact that pictures and udvertisemcnts
of hotels, railroads and steamship lines
can produce more of the exhilaration of
travel than any classic book of travels.
And the European people know how to
advertise their countries artistically.
These. form only a part of the exhibi
tion, which includes also a number of
posters announcing exhibitions cf In
dustrial art, some of them very beauti
ful as well as Interesting. One that
has In a .superlative degree the poster
quality of hitting one straight between
the eyes is Alexander Koch's announce
ment of the publication of the ma;a
zine. "Kind und- Kunst." It is in two
colors and represents a child building
blockhouses. For simplicity and
strength It bears the palm. A very ar
tistic poster is the one announcing the
exhibition of . industrial art held in
Dresden in 1906. It is the figure of a
maiden conventionalized antt is re
markable for Its fantastic effect and
for the harmony of ita color scheme.
The collection Is the work of Oscar
Maurer and F. H. Meyer. They havo
been very successful In getting many
interesting examples of the poster art
in Europe, particularly In Germany.
In connection with this the- guild has
a fine exhibition of metal work.
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A permanent gallery of the works of
California artists will soon be a realny
In Del Monte. The Pacific Improvement
Company has taken the initiative and
has invited the artistic to co-operate.
The response was prompt and cordial.
A number of the leading artists have
promised to send pictures. The ball- '
room of the hotel will be utilized as a
gallery, and the owners of the hotel
will manage the sales. lz Is thought
that a gallery In the hotel will do much
to make California art known to the
East through the tourists that flock to
the place. The pictures will be on sale,
those sold to be replaced by others so
that; there will always be a goodly
The work is to be kept up to a high
standard and for this purpose a strict
jury has been appointed, consisting of
Charles Aiken. Isabel Hunter, Chapel
Judson. Porter Grant. Dr. Genthe,
Charles Hollo Peters, Maynard Dlxon
and Eugene Xeuhaus. The artists who
live in Monterey and vicinity will act
as a committee to make the necessary
• • •
The Jurors of the Sketch Club exhi- .
bition have met and have passed on tha j
work that Is to be admitted to the
exhibition which is to open on the 21st
of this month. It is expected that tha
rooms will be well filled, though not
Frank McComas and his wife are at
present in Athens. They have had tha
honor of being presented at court and
are enjoying their stay In the Greek
capital to the full. They have rooms
overlooking the Parthenon, and Mc-
Comas finds the conditions and atmos
phere ideal for painting.
• • •
Mrs. Bertha Stringer Lee has been
appointed chairman of the art sectior^
of the Sequoia Club. The club expeci^p
to hold an exhibition of the work
of Its artist members some time In
• • •
One of the most interesting pictures
by local artists now to be seen at the
dealer's is Mrs. Mary Curtis Richard
son's portrait of Mrs. Hahn, wife of
Captain Hahn, who Is now In Cuba. It
is a lovely portrait and full of a
strongly marked individuality.
• • •
The Institute of Chicago has Just
concluded a successful exhibition ol
Peixotto's black and white work Illus
trating his book. "By Italian Seas."
An exhibition of Peixotto's paintings
was opened in New Tork on th© 15tb
Mrs. Marion Holden *Pope has re
cently held an exhibition of her etch-
Ings in San Jose, which has attracted
a great deal of attention. Her work
has been praised very highly by
Atherton Curtis, who is a recognized
authority on the subject.
IN THE JOKE WORLD
Hicks— Has Hardup any credit?
Wicks— Credit! Why, Hardup couldn't
get a syphon bottle charged. — Boston
• • •
Mabel — Daring the excitement Sap
lelgh completely lost his head.
Stella — Oh, well, the poor fellow will
probably never miss it.— lllustrated
• • •
"Before we were married you used t«
tell me you would die for me."
"Yes: welir* , i
"Well, now you are refusing to eaJ
the biscuits I make." — Houston Post.
• • •
"Thackeray probably thought himseli
original when he produced a novel
without a hero."
• "Well, can you beat him?"
"Easy; a novel without a conserra.
toryr— Washington Herald.
"Tommy." said mamma (who had no
ticed severe '.bruises on his face),
"you've been fighting again."
"And didn't you promise me tha*
when you wanted to hit any on« yoo
would always stand still and count a
"So I did, mamma; and this Is what
Jacky Jones did while I was counting."
— Cardiff Times.
at the Majestic They intend to mak*
a tour of the State before raturninf
home. • fiSfl
Thomas Gray, a member of the Port*
land , City Council, arrived from th*
north yesterday morning- and took th<
evening: train for Los Angeles. Hi»Jl
making a business trip to the s% ;HL
crn city. WPT.
J. M. Brownell, who was for manj
years "chief clerk of the Palace. ha»
severed, his 'connection with that hotel
and .will be the chief clerk of the Fair*
mont. J. M. Smith has been appointed
chief clerk In Brownell'a place. \u25a0
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