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Mail, Including Postage (Cash With Order): DAILY CALL (including Sunday), 1 year /. .SS.OO DAILY CALL (including Sunday), 6 months $4.00 DAILY CALL— By single month 75c SUNDAY CALL. 1 year 2.50 WEEKLY CALL. 1 year 1.00 ( Daily ......SB.OO Per Year Extra FOREIGN \ g unday 4.15 Per Year Extra POSTAGE. / Weekly r. 1.00 Per Year Extra Entered at the United States Postoffice as Second Class Matter. ALL POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE 'SUBSCRIPTIONS. Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested. Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to give both tfCEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt . and correct compliance with their request. SHONTS MAKES A LAME DEFENSE SOMETHING has been said in these columns of the exagger ated alarm felt in railroad and financial circles lest the bogie man whom they call Theodore Roosevelt should devour them in one fat morsel while they slept. Indeed, Mr. Thomas F. Ryan, the big traction monopolist of New York and principal owner of the Equitable Assurance Company, the other day . visited the ogre in his den at Washington. A report had got about that the President was about to discharge an incendiary message on the subject of watered stocks. As Mr. Ryan has achieved, on behalf of the New York traction monopoly, the greatest triumph of stock watering known to history, he may have felt that he was right in the line of fire. Now comes Mr. Theodore P. Shonts, who, having left the Panama canal, has become Mr. 'Ryan's hired man in New- York, and makes a defense of watered stocks. If the railroads have done wrong in the past, why, then, the milk is spilled, and the best thing to do is to forget it. That is the Shonts line of rea soning. To quote from Mr. Shonts: There is no doubt that in the building up of these properties things have been done which, though legally right, were morally wrong; but because they were legally right and cannot be legally disturbed, what is the use of exploiting them when no result can be secured except to furnish material ior the charlatan and the demagogue and to intensify class bitterness? If any government, whether national, state or municipal, permits any injustice to be done, to corporations simply because they are corporations, whether this injustice is the result of proper or improper motives, the real sufferer in the last analysis is the small investor. Let us compromise on the best available and the most practicable. Let the railroad managers lay aside all subterfuge and come out in the open.' Let there be a maximum of publicity and a minimum of legislation. Let eminertt financiers and captains of industry co-operate with the President to bring about better corporate practice. L ' The argument sounds familiar. The mischief has been done and if you seek to catch the mischief-makers you find that they have taken to the woods and left behind them only the "widows and orphans" to carry the bag. But Mr. Shonts denies that there is any watering of stocks in the sense that he puts on that term. To quote again: The question of whether outstanding securities are watered or not depends largelj* on the point of view. If by watered stock we mean that the outstanding securities do not represent ca>h paid in at their par value, then the securities of practically every corporation are to a greater or less extent watered. But if you look at the situation from the point of view that none of the leading railway systems of the country can be duplicated for the amount of money which their securities represent, then to a large extent there is no water in outstanding stocks. If it were true, as Mr. Shonts states, that the railroads could not be duplicated for the sum of their capitalization, there would be little sense in raising objections; but it is not true. It is a ridiculous and absurd statement. Take the Central Pacific, for in stance. That road is capitalized for more than $200,000 a mile. It could be duplicated for much less than $50,000 a mile. The Texas Railroad Commission some years ago employed a competent en gineer to estimate the cost of construction of the trunk roads in that State, and after a searching examination he found that it was about $15,000 a mile. In other words, the roads had been built for the money raised on bonds and the stock was all water. The same con dition applies to every railroad in the West and South. \ As far as the President is concerned in this matter, the only possible action open to him is to order the Interstate Commerce Commission to make an official valuatioa of all railroads, following the example of the Texas State Commission. If the assertion made by Shonts be true, the railroads should have nothing to fear from such an investigation. "TRIUMPHANT DIPLOMACY" THE tripartite agreement relative to Japanese immigration is described as "a triumph of delicate diplomacy.". One easily recognizes the diplomacy, but the question whether it is diplomacy triumphant must be left to the test of experience. The immediate triumph appears to be that everybody concerned was permitted to "save his face." Mr. Roosevelt has seen the error of his first message on the subject. He is ho longer -the ardent Japanophite who wanted the rights of citizenship extended to his friends. He has even come to see that exclusion of Asiatic immigrants may become desirable — not yet, but soon. Triumphant diplomacy makes exclusion depend on the President's state of mind If he thinks that Japanese immigration, acts to "the detriment of labor conditions in the United States," he is empowered to stop it. He offers the Root amendment as a guaranty ofia change of heart. N \ Mayor Schmitz, on his part, is convinced that his recognition as embassador from California in the tripartite negotiations will work some kind of rehabilitation for a damaged reputation, and hopes that history for him will take, a 'fresh 'start, from .a day, certain in this month of February. All previous starts were false. He, too, has saved his face. Lastly, there is the Emperor of Japan, on whom diplomacy has chiefly worked its thoroughly reliable triumph. In these negotia tions the Emperor has been handled as a man of sensibility, 'with the object. of stepping on/his toes without letting him know, lit -is pointed out that the Root amendment nowhere mentions Japan or the Japanese. Of course, we all understand that Japan and no other country is meant, but the diplomats wink when they^ explain that the Emperor cannot take offense because, his people are -not mentioned *by name. There is no insulting or injurious discrimina tion. The Japanese are not classed with the" Chinese; It seems ; as EDITORIAL PAGE if diplomacy were compelled to rely for its triumphs on a' mental squint. The Mikado can save his face by turning his back. 'Thus we find ourselves on one hand' committed to the discre tion of Mr. Roosevelt, who has not always been noted for dis cretiqn, and on the other hand to the pleasure of the sensitive Emperor. That monarch may at any moment take his administra tion out of the category that now obliquely describes the course of Japanese emigration. He may issue passports to^laborers coming straight to the continental territory of the United** States. In a word,; the triumph of diplomacy relies for /ultimate ,success. on -the permanence of, two- states of mind— one in Washington arid the other in Tokio. \u25a0 . . ; T v While so much depends on the moral hazard, one feels that diplomacy might*, have gone a little . farther in the general direction. The state- of mind of, 'the California small boy . has -riot been consulted. Let us hope that it will not interfere to upset the triumphs of diplomacy, which, indeed, are shaky enough with out strewing tacks in their uncertain way. We sHall be kept busy watching Mr. Roosevelt's state of mind. It has already within three months executed a complete revolution on this vexatious question. Between whirls we are treated to a triumph of diplomacy, compounded in equal parts of make-believe and makeshift, f THE rather shopworn agitation which comes up as a kind of serial story, south of Tehachapi, demanding a \u25a0division of the J_ State, has made its regular biennial appearance in curiously amended shape. This time it is the indignation that Los Angelenos feel over the corrupt conduct of the Legislature that inspires the desire, to secede. ; \ It is an entertaining plea. If there is any more corrupt and boss-ridden delegation in the present Legislature^ than that from Los Angeles it has not been discovered. The Los Angeles mem : bers are quite the equals in subservience of Ruefs- gang from this city. Walter Parker is the Legislature from Southern California, and he does business at the sign of the canvasback duck. 1 Southern California distinctly depresses the moral average of the present ) Legislature and makes the Hon. Grove L. Johnson blush behind his -whiskers. The only safety for the south lies in holding on tight to the skirts of. the north. Gossip in Railway Circles The meeting of the Transcontinental Association on March 4 in Chicago promises to be one of the most im portant in the history of that organ ization and' will last from one .month to six weeks. All the high officials in the traffic departments of the Western lines will be present and it is reported that several San . Francisco j merchants will 'wait upon the railroad men and try to secure a reduction in : the tariff. Applications for a lower 'rate will be made on everything — from a gasoline engine to carbide of calcium, but the requests for lower rates | which will be most: seriously considered will' be those for hardware, furniture, \u25a0"[ machinery and building material. A; new..trans r continental' tanrf. In fact,^ will fbe ar rangedvand though there , wllli be no general change in the rates, it is un derstood that there will 'be a reduction in the rate on , all shipments that will aid to the rehabilitation of:,San-Fran- ; cisco. The new. tariff will ; be "issued to ,the merchants ' not later \u25a0 than , May. The association will pass \ on ! the regu larjdocket, which has been under con sideration ' for ' the last five or six months, and will .also take up' the rul ings- and ; instructions "! received from the „ Interstate Commerce Commission since, the passage of the* Hepburn -bill. The* railroad men v who will f attends the meeting from the West wUl,beiEdward Chambers and W. C. Donnelly •of : th# Santa Fe; George W. Luce ;of l: trfe Southern Pacific ;. ! and $, his \u25a0 ; secretary, Fred* Gough: the' San : Pedro,*:: LosV An geles and' Salt Lake' line will" be ; Tepro sented by ' F. : A! frtWann.o trafflc'/nianr ager;? the Northerns Pacific \u25a0 by : General Freight Agent * J.'J B. ; Baird ; • theT Great Northern >• by v : General t Freight : ' Agen t W. . W. Broughton ; I the Oregon ' Railway and"" Navigation -Company, by R. '-\u25a0\u25a0. B. Miller.; and* the 'Union * Pacific.; by J. A: tMunroe. :';'-''..,'.. :: -- ;„' •\u25a0;•.' .•\u25a0. \u25a0'•".'•' ' r "\u25a0 :'\u25a0-? "'' Guy. Shoup 'of . the ' law, department *of It Still Haunts HM A NEW PLEA FOR STATE DIVISION W. F. Herrin left for the southern \ part of the State on Wednesday. E. M.Pomeroy of the Starr-Union line -returned yesterday/ from a : trip through the northern- part of the State and | reports . that i the 'prospects of \u25a0 busi ness from the ; Sacramento ; Valley ; for the.ensuing season .'are 'better than he lias known for several years. . One hundred Elks ...belonging. Uo Lodge No. 3 -left last, night: to ; be the guests of Los .Angeles Lodge No. ,99. They will , return on I Sundays night.\ w; W.>Webster"of 'the:' Pennsylvania, .Ed ward: Twiggs ! of ; the Union' Pacific and Fred Shoup £ot> the' I Southern:: Pacific are going along " to • see : that the herd does not get oft the'-rtght track. . • ;.' C. ;E. ,Wantland.vlahd[ agent 'for 5 the I Union ; Pacific,": arrived \u25a0 in \ this ' city „ yes terday , and ; will ; leave ?f or \u25a0: Los Angeles in a day ; or i so> ".\Wantland \u25a0 makes . his I home JlnDenverJv"::;-!- ; the Southern Pacific has severed his connection with I the company." arid will enter on the practice tofj law? in : Reno, Ney.">, ' Mr. Shoup','. is; regarded'^ as 'one of : the ablest -of "the I younger, lawyers in the Southern: Pacific and leaveswith the hearty regretsi of his Shoup ; has formed a partnership with J udge Mack of Reno; : J. C. Stiibbs is! iat; present in Arizona and wiir be back " on f•, John \u25a0 .W. Brock; •; president \u25a0 of '-" the Tonopaht Railroad, /arrived \ in' this ; city yesterday. ;• ; ; * -^ . : '--'\u25a0":',- ' ; Harry Adams, ; assistant . traffic : man ager.- of ,r: the *;• Great H Northern, arrived in! the cltyi yesterday! from? Seattle and will make a tour: of ; the; State.^;^ :. The Smart Set JOHN M. YOUNG Is the host at a very delightful affair over the holiday on Mount Tamalpais. He . took a- party of friends ;to the mountain top yesterday afternoon, and they spent the night there.", They/ will return %to town this . afternoon. His guests are: 7 MrV and Mrs. . J/; Brockway Metcalf,' Mr. and Mrs. -J. Otis * Burrage^ Miss/ Marion Huntingtori. Miss Jessie Wright, " Miss Louise Redington, Dr. A. SW. Hewlett, Philip Paschel and William T. Goldsborough. • - « • Mrs. Francis J. Carolan will be the hostess at a luncheon at the Bur lingame Club in honor of Miss Katrina Page-Brown today. \u2666 X \u25a0'\u25a0',\u25a0>' ' Mrs. James C. Jordan and Mrs. Richard Derby were the hostesses at the second of their bridge tourna ments yesterday aftevnoon and a great success it proved to be. The house was beautifully decorated for the oc casion, boughs of oranges and greens being used in the hall with'a screen of tall ferns tied with lovers' knots 'of red. Behind this were the Hawaiian musicians, who added much to the gayety of the affair. In the drawing rooms were peach and apple blossoms and pale pink carnations; the dining room was gay with red carnations and roses and beautiful silver filagree candelabra. Mrs. Jordan was gowned in a black lace and cloth of gold, and her jewels were diamonds,and pearls. Mrs. Derby wore white satin and lace. The \ finals were played in : the tournament be tween the prize-winners at the former games and those who won yesterday. The prizes yes terday' were twin drink ing cups in silver, which were very handsome and unique.. The grand prize was an exquisite silver filagree vase, which was played for by Miss Ella Bender, Mrs. Albert Sutton. Mrs. Deering and Mrs. E. B. Stone, the four who -had the highest scores. It was won by Mrs. SuttonT \ Among the other bridge players were: 'Mrs., William Henshaw of Oak land, Mrs. John A. Britton. Mrs. Ynez Shorb White. Mrs. M. P. Huntington, Mrs. Z. P.- Reynolds. Mrs. ; James H. Bull. Mrs. D. A. Bender, Miss Margaret Bender. Miss Florence Ives, Mrs. : Ell Llewelllng, Miss Adelaide Kinney, Miss Winona 'Derby,' Mrs. :.-. J. E. Berming ham 'and > Mrs. Johnson. : About 100 guests came in later for tea. Mrs. Horace Davis was the hostess at -the closing * meeting of her bridge !club ..yesterday afternoon, and it proved : a very- "enjoyable occasion. Among the members of the club' are Mrs. : L. L. Baker, Mrs. Timothy Hop kins/ Mrs. W. R. Smedberg, Mrs. Ogden Haffman, Mrs.\ Emma' Butler, Mrs. Henry L. Dodge and Mrs. Gale. Mrs. Frederick Charles Morgan has sent , out cards for; a tea which 'she will give at -her "home, 2206 California street, on: Thursday, February 28, in honor of her .niece, Miss Ruth Morton, whose engagement was recently an nounced. . ; • • -. • ... \u25a0 i Mr. and: Mrs. William G. Irwln and Miss ; Helene Irwin will ; leave ra week from today for Coronado for the polo 'Miss Eleanor Davenport will return ilia day or : two from a' week's stay at Byron Springs.' . % Mrs. Phoebe Hearst has; recently gone from .her home; in .Paris :to Italy fora brief -trip," being accompanied : by ; Miss Helen who ; is her guest for several, months, and Miss. Virginia "Vas sault,\who: returned to Paris last month* after a short visit* in America. V Mr. and: Mrs. Francis ;. Carolan and Miss j Page-Brown will :go to Corqnado/late next f week to attend the polo tournament/ " :•'•-. \u25a0-, '\u25a0; .'• • -. V: Mr. and Mrs. j Leonard Chene: yesterday „• for Del -; Monte, • x where * they will remain, until Monday next, \u25a0\u25a0 j.j .' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - .\u25a0-.. - \u25a0 '-\u25a0\u25a0 « * . . .." • ..\u25a0-. • i^ Miss" ; Mary' Keeney went I to : San • Ma teo; yesterday, to be the . guest*: of ; the Misses Parrott. ''^WSXtSBUBBBBi . Mrs. ! J. E. Shoobert and Miss : Fanny FEBRUARY 22, 1907 Uses of a Watchman at a Seminary Edward F. Cahill THE real function and purpose of a night watchman have ever been a subject of mystery, and counsel in this field is even made more dark by the diplomacy of the male nocturnal guardian of a girls' seminary recently Invaded by burglars. Possibly Sister Mills, who watches with the eye of a Gorgon— a polite and parlia mentary Gorgon In petticoats— the um brageous groves of Academe beyond the bay might shed some light on the mystery. When Sister Mills, for exam ple, engaged her night watchman, what services did she expect from this func tionary? It may be t£at a watchman for, a young ladles' seminary is like those books that no gentleman's library should be without but nobody uses. He might be some night blooming flower, expected • to blush unseen and by stealth. A watchman of manly beauty and athletic build seen by daylight or in the gloaming might rouse unruly emotions in the breast of the immature fair. Obviously, the night watchman for a fashionable seminary should be heard and not seen. He might be well seasoned and, somewhat blustery, a sort of rude Boreas tamed to the conditions of drawing-room etiquette. The point whether a red nose is desirable in the seminary watchman has been debated with earnestness and even acrimony. A watchman brilliantly gifted in that way would not be likely to inflame the femi nine imagination; but, on the other hand, his highly Illuminated organ might cast injurious reflection on the quality of entertainment provided by Sister Mills. It is obviously a difficult question, but It may be stated that the night watchman at Mills Seminary who was ignominiously tied up by the bur glars did not have a red nose. Not being employed to Illuminate the grounds, nor yet to pose as a nocturnal bird of paradise where he was the single- Adam in a gardenful of Eves, conjecture wanders in the quest for what metaphysicians might call h!s final cause.' What was he for, anyhow? It has been suggested that a night watchman's job is the best cure for in somnia, and we lenow the proverb, "He sleeps like a night watchman," but that does not explain the known facts. The seminary watchman was doubtless as vigilant as the mythological person with a hundred eyes of whom the young ladles know If they are permit ted a peep in that fascinating volume, the classical dictionary. But he per mitted himself to be bound with a 1a 1 com mon fifty-cent necktie and was igno miniously dumped In the shrubbery while the black-browed villains with dark lanterns and musks fulfilled their nefarious purpose. He did not even scream or threaten to tell Mrs. Mills. The purpose of a night watchman for a girls' seminary remains a problem of distressing complexity. No man might solve it save Professor Howison, and at that none would understand the solution, least of all Professor Howt son. If we examine the problem from the watchman's potnt of view it is quite clear that he rejected any idea that he was paid to engage In per sonal combat with marauding men' who, in fact, had no business to be within those chaste and sacred pre cincts after dark and against all the rules. Further, he. cheerfully acqui esced' in the robbers' injunction not to make a,; noise that .might alarm the ; ladies • out\ of ; their . beauty sleep — ay most \u25a0-"'accommodating \u25a0watchman, warranted kind and gentle. - "We reject at once the theory that the watchman was employed by way of moral support because, in fact. Sister Mills needs none such. Fortified by the consciousness oZ her own rectitude, stronger than triple brass or nickel plated armor, she flouts any suggested need of moral support such as a mere man might furnish. By this process of elimination we discover that a night watchman is not for ornament, not for fight, not for Illumination and not for moral sup port. That bundle of negatives sounds like a description of the secretary to the State Railroad Commission, Mr. Judson Brusie, whose lonely affirmative comes on payday. Answers to Queries NtvV YORK PARK— X.. City. One authority says that Central Park in New York City is a parallelogram two and a half miles long and over half a mile wide and that •it contains 862 acres. The World Almanac for 1907 says that "Central, the great park of New York, extends from Fifty-ninth street to One Hundred and Tenth, be ing over two and a half miles long, and from Fifth avenue to Eighth, being over half a mile wide. It covers 843 acres, of which 185 are in lakes and reservoirs and 400 In forest wherein over half a million trees and shrubs have been planted. There are 9 miles of roads. 5»4 miles of bridle paths and 28 Vi miles of walks. IS AN AMERICAN— P. S.. Point Rich mond, Cal. This correspondent writes: "A male child is born to American parents aboard of an American ship >n ferelgn waters. The father is an American citizen. They land In Eng land and live there for several years. The father never renounces his citizen ship. They return to the United States. When the child has grown to manhood is he or Is he not an American citizen without .declaration of intention?" . The answer . Is that 'such a child is an American citizen, for a vessel sail ing under the American flag is always , American territory, wherever it may be. In- the' case cited, the child on reaching majority would not have .to make 'a declaration of Intention, being an American by.blrth. THREE DOLLAR PlECES—Sub scriber, City. The coinage of $3 gold pieces was discontinued In 1889. Shoobert went to ' Santa Cruz a day or two ago to visit friends for a few days. • "'\u25a0••:• • Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Allen went to Pel Monte on Wednesday, to remain for a week.- .'. Mr. and Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy of Los Angeles, .who are so well known here, are at present > spending : two or three weeks in Santa Barbara. Mrs. Patton and Miss ; Marlon Chen ery, v who went abroad severa^ months ago.^are now ; in Italy, and e*xpect to spend the summer in Europe. Miss Marguerite Gros will go to San Rafael .today, or, tomorrow to spend a week ; or two as ; the guest of; friends there. .Miss "Gros and Madame Gros, who came to California from Paris some months, ago! to look after their property' interests ,here, expect to; re turn-to Europe about the end of April, although their plans are not definite because " of e the uncertainty of the ar rangements :: for ; the buildings that Madame Gros Twill erect. ; Mrs..Whitney of Santa Barbara., who has. been visiting her, daughter, Mrs. Hafry . in this city, returned last week to her home In. the South. Progress of the State Noted by Press THE Mammoth Copper Company la rushing work with a vim along the route of Its new railroad from Central Spur to the Quarts !h!11 mine in .Old Diggings. Over 150 men are now at work and the Old Diggings section never presented a more active appear ance than it dors today. The right of way has been brushed out for the en tire distance and actual work of grad ing for the roadbed is being rushed along at a lively rate. There are two crews at work, one at each end. Be sides this there are two crews of oridga men at work on the new bridge acros3 the Sacramento River at Central Spur. There are twenty-five men on each sid". The excavations for the bridge are about completed and the piers will be set In a very short time. This bridge* will connect the new railroad with tha Southern Pacific, and In order to make the connection the banks of the cut at that point .will have to be dug away. This Is being done as fast as men and shovels can do it. Trains will be run ning over the new railroad early in tha coming year.— Redding Courier- Free Press. m . m Notwithstanding the fact that only a few years ago there were no oranges grown in this country, there is at the present time a large acreage planted to the golden fruit, and from statistics recently prepared by the Board of -Supervisors It is shown that 10.500 acres of oranges are now being grown in this county and 423 acres of lemons. Tms is a remarkable showing when it 4s taken into consideration that where the orange and lemon trees are now growing and where citrus fruits are raised to perfection, only a few years ago there was nothing but bare lands, and at that time it was not known that the golden fruit could be raised to such perfection as it la being now produced. •.* • • Many acres of citrus fruit are being planted yearly and it will only be a matter of time until Tulare County will be recognized as the greatest orang» raising section In the State of Cali fornia and. In fact, in the United States. — Vlsalla Delta. • • • What will be the greatest reclama tion district in the State, if the plans of ten prominent capitalists of New York, Sacramento and San Francisco do not miscarry, is shortly to be formed In Sacramento County, just to the north of Sacramento, and SO.OOO acres of land which 13 now practically valueless for agricultural purposes, but which will be worth probably not less than $10,000,000 when reclaimed, will be brought under a system of ' dikes and levees which will Insure its perpetual use. • • • The district will be about eight miles long and ranging in width from four to seven miles. The company promoters have already purchased more than 13.000 acres of land in the district, and other landowners possessing several thou sands of acres have agreed to the formation of the district, so that a I majority of , the acreage is already pledged to the reclamation project, ami as it is thought there will be little op position on the part of other land owners whose land may come within the borders, there seems to be no ob stacle in the way of an early con summation of the desired results. — Benicia Herald. - Lively times In a town denote^ pros perity and that, being a criterion'Por jterville'is suffering to the fullest extent ' ! from that malady. Lands" are changing . hands and are being <yit up into small tracts and new people coming In; money is pouring into the treasury and betngr distributed for labor, property and produce. The season for every Industry has been good and the banks today are loaded with money, aggregating three quarters of a million dollars. No more prosperous community exists anywhere in the State than here and with the prospects of .many buildings, new comers, land developments, planting of hundreds of acres to oranges, more dairying undertakings and many new industries ahead for the coming year everything indeed looks most encour aging and bright. — Porterville Enter- i prise. • • • liii H ' II U » | i||iMHWn' | wW»«ft»''»<ByiHi 'kUwllHl* 1111 1 Stockton can boast of the largest and best equipped glass factory in the West and the many improvements recently installed at the local plant in addition to the buildings represent an expendi ture of more than $40,000. Many more blowers and assistants are expected to arrive next week and when the plant is in full operation It will employ about 225 men. At present there are 160 men engaged at the works and the weekly payroll amounts to nearly $5000. Ev erything" pertaining to the plant has been purchased In California and the special grade of sand which has hereto fore been taken from Monterey will after the first of the year be secured, from Tesla. so it is safe to say that the factory Is now In every sense an abso lutely local affair. — Stockton Indepen dent. I Personal Mention J. F. Condon of Goldfleld is at the Jefferson. Judge John E. Raker . of Alturas Is at the Imperial. Herbert E. Cook, a banker of Gold field, Is at the Savoy. Thomas WT. Pike, a banker of Fresno. Is at the St. Francis. J. C. Lagier, cashier of the Bank of Gor.zales, is at the Imperial. • W. F. Burbank of San Jose la reg istered at the Hotel Congress. • L. W.- Burrls, a Santa Rosa banker, and his wife are at the Hotel Congress. J. H. Steinmetz. who is interested In railroading in Mexico, is at the St. Francis. E. J. Summerville. a capitalist of Portland, Ore., and his wife are at the Baltimore. Among the recent arrivals at the Hamlln are F. J. Cox and wife from Melbourne. F. H. Poston. prominent In railroad : circles at Washington, D. C, is at tha St. Francis. D. W. Deane. manager of the Hotel | Savoy, has returned from a trip to Los Angeles. . J. H. Murphy and wife of Atlanta. Ga.. who are touring the State, are at the Imperial. Edgar Hofer, a leading fruitgrower of Medford, Ore., and his wife axe at the St. Francis. .William M. Mayers and wife are registered' at the Hamlln from Phoe nix, Ariz., where he is a well-known business man. , E. A. Smiih. M. E. Lyons and Frank Gavin of Concord, Contra Costa County, are at the Baltimore attending the au tomobile - show. -J. F. Slaughter . and F. H-.Pond, Sa-y attle business men who are spending a few days In the city, are registered at the Hamlln. Edward R. Beliew and his wife, who have been. touring vthe East and Eu rope for the last six months, have re turned to their home in this city.