OCR Interpretation


The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, February 24, 1907, Image 26

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1907-02-24/ed-1/seq-26/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 26

SUNDAY
The San Francisco Call
JOHN D. SPRECKELS. . . Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK . . • General Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON Managing Editor
JLddrc«» All CommnidcKtiona to TIIE SAX FRANCISCO CALL
1-w '\u25a0 \u25a0 i^— — _ '\u25a0 * " '!"'\u25a0 - —
Telephone, "Temporary 86" — Ask for The CalL The Operator Will Connect
Yon With the Department Yon Wish.
BUSINESS OFFICE Market and Third Streets, San Francisco
Open Until 11 O'clock Every Night in the Year.
EDITORIAL. ROOMS . .Market and Third Streets
MAIN CITY BRANCH , 1651 Fillmore Street, Near Post
OAKLAND OFFICE — 1016 Broadway ..Telephone Oakland 1088
ALAMEDA OFFICE: — 1435 Park Street Telephone Alameda 659
BERKELEY OFFICE — 2169 Shattuck Avenue Telephone Berkeley 77
CHICAGO OFFICE — Marquette Bldg. . .C. George Krogness, Representative
NEW YORK OFFICE: — 30 Tribune Bldg. . .Stephen B. Smith, Representative
WASHINGTON TORRESPOXDE?rr~7: .Ira B. Bennett
\u25a0-s-\u25a0\u25a0 . ' . . \u25a0
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Delivered by Carrier, 20 Cents Pe/-Week. 75 Cents Per Month. Single
Copies 5 Cents.
Terms by Mall, Including Postage (Cash With Order):
DAILY CALL (including Sunday), 1 year . $8.00
DAILY CALL (including Sunday). 6 months $4.00
DAILY CALL — By single month — 750
SUNDAY CALL, 1 year ..... 2.50
WEEKLY CALL, 1 year LOO
! Daily '. • 18.00 Per Year Extra
Sunday 4.15 Per Year Extra
Weekly 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.
Mall subscribers \\ in ordering change of address should be particular to
.. ' give both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt
• u -. and correct compliance with their request.
GOD HELP THE RICH
GOD help the rich! Mr. John D. Rockefeller's secretary repels
with some heat the invidious charge that his master owns a
billion. He may be worth a billion if anybody wants to pay
the price, but he has not got the money. Why, his income
does not exceed a beggarly $15,000,000 a year, or, at most, say,
$20,000,000, when things are coming his way. No wonder Mrs.
Rockefeller exclaims at the increased cost of living. "We are very
fond of oysters." the lady explained to her guests, "but we cannot
afford to have them." The gilded palaces of the rich are no better
than a whited sepulcher. Mr. Rockefeller should come to San
Francisco and work for wages.
As if to accentuate the sorrows of the poor, Dr. Washington
Gladden has broken loose again about "tainted money." He sees
in that gift of $32,000,000 for education nothing better than a
colossal bribe, a debauchery of the collective conscience of the
country, which should keep its mind steadily fixed on the multi
farious indictments against this monster in human shape. "Is it
a benefaction or a restitution?" he cries. Indeed, it might be both
without seriously denying Mr. Rockefellers uncontrollable appetite
for oysters. Doubtless it was this fatal vice that led him to
tread the paths of capitalistic crime — what Dr. Gladden calls
"flagitious and nefarious practices by which enormous sums of
money have been wrongfully obtained." At prevailing prices, it
takes a whole lot of nefarious, practices to buy a plate of oysters.
This condition of grinding poverty is not confined to Mr.
Rockefeller. Our melancholy friend. Uncle Jim Hill, feels poor.
He has another fit of the dumps. "While I would' scarcely call it
a recession in business," he mournfully remarks, "it is more of a
drawing in." To be sure, this pernicious draft in which we. -are
sitting is, he says, '/scarcely perceptible." It may be remarked that
Uncle's fits of melancholy are usually coincident with the under
taking of some form of investigation directed at stock watering
.'or manipulation of Northern Pacific. Somebody gets up in the
Minnesota Legislature or in Congress and calls for an inquiry, and
•directjy the country is going to the bpw-wovvs. Mr. Hill's latest
flood of tears is doubtless due to the fact that Senator ,Heyburn
last v week obtained the appointment of a select committee to in
.vestigate the reorganization of Northern Pacific in 1896. Besides,
there is always the grinning specter of a short, stout man in Wash
ington, mostly teeth, who devours railroads. God help the rich!
.Jacob Schiff, the. great New York banker, said the other day
that. we are merely "suffering from an excess of prosperity, which
is simply overwhelming us." Our industries cannot get labor
enough to fill the orders, the railways are short of equipment to
carry the freight, and the demand for capital to finance new enter
prises is so great that banks cannot meet it. It seems as if we
could afford to buy almost anything but oysters.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AUTOMOBILE SHOW
THE -most successful automobile show ever held in the West,
and one df the most successful in this country, will be brought
to a close at the big pavilion at Baker and Oak streets tonight.
The significance of the event, however, is something, far. be
.yond the great success of the display, and far beyond the opportun
ity given local enthusiasts to view the highest results in automobile
engineering and the finest examples of mechanical accomplishment.
Not only has it been San Francisco's first show, but San Fran
„ cisco, in the past year, has taken an absolutely unique position in the
automobile world. In the matter of actual accomplishment it stands
true today both that the automobile means more to this city and that
. this city means more to the automobile than is the case with any
other community in the world. Between San Fran cisqo and the auto
* mobile there is no longer anything experimental or theoretical Since
the memorable April days the people of this city have had full
knowledge of the automobile's practicability and the people of other
cities have had the advantage of the demonstration.
With all the advantage that older and more thickly populated
sections have had in the line of experience and experimentation with
•„\u25a0 this means of locomotion, it is a remarkable circumstance that it re
mained for San Francisco, out here on the edge of the continent and"
almost the last of the great cities of the world, to take up its use, to
demonstrate to the world the full measure of the adaptability of the
motor car. Unexpected conditions made the opportunity and .the
results were beyond even the wildest claims of the most imaginative
automobile enthusiast.^ It is/perhaps not too much to say that the
motor car was the greatest single factor in the city's; early, recovery
from the shock of disaster. Under noad: conditions- which can be
appreciated fully only by those who actually experienced them, the
automobile unexpectedly afforded a means -of quick communication
between distant points and rapid concentration of forces i in jtKe
tremendous battle : against the elements of disorder, and met the
unusual requirements in a manner no one believed -possible. \u25a0
The result gave the greatest single impetus to the automobile
industry in its history. It also broadened -the' automobile's popu-
° o larity and sphere of usefulness. In San Francisco, since April, the
appreciation of its usefulness and adaptability has been "confined to
no one class, and other cities have profited from this city's experience.
So, while San Francisco owes much to the. automobile, the auto
mobile is equally debtor to San Francisco. This is a fact that cannot
be too strongly impressed upon the manufacturers! It- isi a far cry
from the Golden Gate to the factory and the present demand for
reliable motor cars far exceeds the supply, but -in the- encouragement
to be given expositions in, this city, ia the ; future, and in the"a.llotaaeot
EDITORIAL PAGE
Cartoonist's Review of the News of the Week
of the annual supply of cars, San Francisco deserves. consideration
at the hands of the manufacturers for reasons which can be given
by no other municipality.
THE multifarious activities of our ingenious President are illus
trated by his recent excursion into the, field of art in' the interest
of a reformed coinage. This is a wholly different matter from
reform of . the currency, although, to do Mr. Roosevelt justice,
he is not in the least afraid to tackle that abstruse problem on the
smallest provocation. A British scoffer once said- of the late ?Lord
John Russell that "he would take the .command of the Channel
fleet at five minutes' notice." We have never doubted -Mr. Roose
velt's readiness to take charge of a battleship with a light heart and
at his own invitation. Nothing is impossible for a man' who thought
he could change the spelling book for 150,000,600 people by his
imperial decree. '
Mr. Roosevelt does not like the looks of the Goddess of Lib
erty and other mythological emblems as they appear 'on the,-na
tional cbinage. He is not of those who think that the' most beautiful
object in the world is a double eagle, exceeded in pulchritude only
by two or more of these works of art. He has set an artist to work
on a new goddess, presumably of the Gibson girl type, and .perhaps
a strange, esthetic twist will be put on E Pluribus Unum. Possibly
the President may. take a notion to simplify the- national .t mottoes'
and substitute his own, which we presume is, "Get; busy." : :
Mr. Roosevelt's diligence will not be disputed— a man, so va
rious that he seems to be not one but all mankind's epitome.! Of his
wisdom we are- not so fully persuaded. But he cannot hurt United
States gold coin even if he should convert the American bald-headed
eagle into a bird of paradise or try to make the Goddess of Liberty
look like thirty cents. ,
In the Joke World
Pa Smith; threw down his news
paper in . disgust. .
'.'lt's " shameful," >he "the
way these 'ere colleges waste money on
furniturel : Here's* an. account of some
body giving Haryard^s2oo,ooo for a new
chair I"— Judge. '>. / ; ;i
Mother— -Tommie, little boys should
be seen and 'not - heard when taking
their." soup.;:---'" i . ; ;'.- \u0084 ,;--- ; . -- 1 .--- '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0,- ' '\u25a0lti'. :
< Tommie— How;long; will it be before
I can itake > my. soup like .. papa.-^-Yon
kers Statesman. ' V .
The ; Governess— Did you visit , . the
Louvre while' you ; were - v in- Paris,
ma'am? HBHSBBHtiSSSp SBB^
\u25a0."\u25a0" Mrs. Newcoyne— l forget; did we,
John? •; • .- \u25a0m&&gmg£^mmsßßato
;\u25a0 Mr. Newcoyne^— -Whj',. I. don't see -how
you can possiblj ;i; forget ; that i place,
Jarie!._ That's \ where, you had your
pocket, picked.-^-Purich.^ i : ' :x
- Johnrile-^-Papa. '& papa, \u25a0 come quick !
Mamma) has" fainted. y v \^' :;..:,\u25a0:[ ':-' : /%':' : :
': jPapa— Here." put % this -. -|IO \ bill ; in her
hand.. V ; r ,\u25a0: '.:*., \u25a0:."'.••\u25a0\u25a0.*•";., ;" ; i' \u25a0..' :\u25a0 . \u25a0
Johnnie fa moment llater)^ She says
she wants ten more.*— FUegende. Blai
t«'--v • " ;\u25a0 ;-\u25a0 v ':, -:- r. '\u25a0:\u25a0.-\u25a0 •\u25a0
ROOSEVELT'S INFINITE VARIETY
Answers to Queries
SALARIES— Reader, V^ Eureka, Cal.
United States Senators arid Representa
tives each receive a salary of $5000 a
year.: •' \u25a0. -\u25a0 - .- \u25a0\u25a0 . \u25a0\u25a0-
? DIAMOND— M.C. - R.. Butter Creek,
Cal. The , largest' diamond? known^'is
that belonging to Thomas C.'Culllnanof
the -Transvaal. Its ; weight "Is 3024 %'
carats.'' '-'.'.'- :: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0{\u25a0. \u25a0 ' \u25a0\u25a0 .'.- \u25a0'.'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0~< : ? : ;i^'~ f :; y;
; RAILROAD ACCIDENTS^-Reader, Eu
reka, Cal. The statistics^for.^l9o6' rela
tive to the : number 1 ; of J persons '/ killed
and! injured by; railroad accidents have
not yet been published. •
FROST— A Subscriber, \u25a0 Oaklsy.'^Cai.
Frost Cls . the \u25a0 popular^ name if or * the ?ef ;
fectiof ; a freezing.'- tehiperature* onithe !
surface* of : the earth.? A more " sclentiflc
use X restricts .{the*; application '-"the;
term to "the "above V vrh en the ! cold r. is
produced- In > [principal . measure" 'rby
radiation " ; from > : ; : , the ; earth's ; \u25a0 surf ace. ; ;
Dew * : is > moisture ': deposi ted from the
air a 8 ;it'r;becomes>,chilled?by,lcoritact :
.with the' cold^eartri.^irlf-theTcqld^lsiln^;
tense .enough;; instead of liquid; Mew l
solid Ice^laiiformed;: and; : this" is [. termed '
frost. Froat is: not -gen'erally. : ';froze'n
dev,%'Vas I frequeritlyfstated.]lThe'rridisi'
turej^ia Uie air by/- ref rlKeration .often
Personal Mention
B. J.\ Coll Ins, D. Holland and G. H.
Lewis, mining men of Tonopah, will be
at the St.* Francis for several. days.
R. J. Ferris and A. A. Baker, fur
niture men of Grand Rapids, are at the
St.; Francis.
. F. Armbruster, auditor o*f the Dia
mond Match Company at Chlco, is reg
istered at i the St. Francis. \u0084
G.W. Elsey and family of Modesto
are registered 'at the Hamlin.
:.:.F. Al . Ager .of Great Falls, Mont.",
Mrs. Ager and Miss \u25a0 N. , Toklas of New
York, who are touring the coast, are
at the Hamlin.
W. R. Macfarlane,. a lumberman of
Aberdeen. ; Wash. ,: is at the Hamlin.
'-\u25a0 C. W. Jones : and : R- K. Hathaway,
furniture manufacturers of - Grand
Rapids, Mich., are at the Savoy.
; Attorney C. M. Keniston and daugh
ter \ of: Stockton are at the Palace. Ac
companying .thenv are Miss 'Ambrose of
Los: Angeles, and Miss Jensen of Spo
kane. " ':-\u25a0 /.•
:. -John W. Mathews, a business man of
Wilmington._Del.,.and wife, are at the
Palace. " /
.Thomas McDonald, a mine owner of
French-Gulch, is registered at the Im
perial.;! . :.\u25a0-.' ;
F. W. Sharp and- George E. Jenkins,
mining; men of :Rhyollte, Nev., . are
guests at the Imperial.
Charles .Thompson, a merchant of
Milwaukee, Wls., and wife are. at the
Jefferson. " \>
".. A. Kraus and wife of Gilroy >are at
the. Imperial. ;.
V Mrs.. Sisson-Maguire, . maiiager of
Slsson is registered at the
Imperial.
. John W. \ Consldlne and ? wife of Se
attle-will: be, at the Hotel Savoy for
several; days.-
passes at/once to ; the solid -state and
then" appears as hoar. frost.-*- Everything
that Ifavorsj radiatlonYof :• heat tends to
produce* frost, -if f the general tempera
ture : is'; low, enough; '
" ;, BLACKHEADS— Mrs.. J. E., City.
What : is .commonly called :'blackhe"ads"
Is ; acne : simplex,"- also ; known as \u25a0; "flesh
wormß".;and' "pimples."^lt is- a y disease
of : the "sebaceous glandavu The mouth of
.these/' glands stopped* up so
that; the, material that: is 'secreted in the
little:sac cannot f escaped .These glands
secrete w ' a; certains oily I material, -which
in> the" natural Tis * poured : out
upon' the* skin^ and^ serves 1 to ; keepj* the
surface i smooth: arid flexlbleXwhen from
anyicausejit^fails to escape, either be
cause there 1 Is "some mechanical'obstruc
tion^ or -because secretion- itself; be-*
comesrßoA thick ithat'lt fcannof, pass I out
of i the ; little ; orifice: or ] "pore," there : re
sults ! an ; accumulation- of :this - oily ma
terial ; in \ the > sac. m Meanwbile'i the \u25a0 oily
matter • located lin j the ; pore l has •\u25a0 usual ly
absorbed *'enough-; dust? and { dirt to-be
come 'black, Whence lltha^ name;.^ lack
head."^ If ,<the; contents "of I the sac ' be
pressed';, before ; inflammation*: seta "in
there'"; appears" a 'White -v spiral-shaped
b6dy^resembling!a;worm,' and. from this
has v grown-; the popular. -notion that
blackheads' are v , worms; but -they are
BO t«"f; -.-'\u25a0; V.- v ' : :': ' - ';"\u25a0'-" -;\u25a0\u25a0-;-\u25a0-. '\u25a0* \u25a0 -,
FEBRUARY 24, 1907,
Verse Current in the
Country's Press
MESSMATES
He, gave us all a good-by cheerily
At the first dawn of day:
We dropped him down the side full
drearily
Whenthe light died away.
It's a dead dark watch that he's
a-keeping there,
Ayd a long, long night that lags
a-creeplng there.
Where the trades and the .tides roll over
himlg§ilSpSß!
And the great ships go by.
He's there alone, with green seas rock
ing him - *
For a thousand miles round;
He's there alone, with dumb •things
mocking, him,
And we're homeward bound.
It's a" long, long watch that he's
' a- keeping there,
And a dead cold night that lags
a-creeping there,
While the months ..and the years roll
over him.
And the great ships go by.
I wonder if the tramps com* near
enough.
As they thrash to and fro.
And ' the battleship's bells ring clear
. . enough
' To be heard down below;
If through all the lone watch that he's
a-keeplng there,"
And the long, cold night that lags
a-creep£ng there,
The voice of the sallormen shall com
fort him .
When the great ships go by.
— Henry Newbold.
I . BUSINESS DIPLOMACY
: Ees fat Dootch barber, gotta shop
Tree door from dees bootblack- stan\
An* w'en he see da trade I gat
He try for bust me eef he can.
An' so he geeve: outside hees shop
I A chair for neegger" bootblack man.
You theenk.dat I am feela bad
For see heem gat som* trade I had?
Ah! no. my frand.
I mak' pretand
To smile an' seeng, I am so glad.
Firs' theeng you know— ees Meester
Smeeth
Dat use' for gat hees shine from me;
He stop for shine from neegger man;
I mak' pretand I do not see.
But neeger man he mak' da face
An' ees so glad as he can be.
You theenk dat I am feela bad
For see heenVgat dees trade I had?
Ah! no. my frand.
I mak' pretand
To smile an' seeng, I am so glad.
Nex' day w'en comesa Meester Smeeth,
I say, "Good-morna," J,usta same,
So Just baycause I am polite
Eet makesa Meester ' Smeeth
ashame'.
So he com' back; so evra wan
Ees com* back where dey always
Da neegger man cc» gatta mad.
An' growl an' swear — h<» feel so bad;
But. oh, my frand.
I mak' pretand
I do not see; but I am glad.
— Cal holic Standard and Times.
THE THOUGHT READERS
If we were schooled to read the mind
. Of each and all who came our way,
Should we, do you imagine, find
The love we bore to human kind
More fervent than it is today?
If you and I were forced to know
The thoughts, now unrestrained and
free,
Which each had rather die than show,
My view of you must fall as low
As to which you conceive of me. '
We see ourselves as In a glass —
> The mirror of our own conceit-^
But let the wireless message pass.
And all our self-esteem, alas!
Is trodden under ruthless feet
Has it been yours to under tip
Some monument of human pride?
You flinched before that scornful Up,
But had your egoes been agrlp.
Why, both of you had surely died.
Let clever folk their prowess show *\
Our" praise and wonderment to earn.
But let us smile and leave it so,
Since he who most deserves to know
Has probably least good to learn.
— Touchstone, in London Mall.
YESTERDAY IS LONG AGO
The ( lights on every hand shone fair.
Full sprightly was the passing Jest,
And laughter rippled through the air
And echoed with increasing zest."
The hours sped gladly on their way,
Like sunlit waters as thfey now —
But all this happened yesterday,
And yesterday is long ago.
The ice that tinkled In the, glass
Now- presses 'gainst an aching brow
To still its' pulsing 'tis,' alas!
The difference 'twlxt^ then and now.
There was a time when all was gay
WithVvery joy, life could bestow,
There was a time called yesterday —
But yesterday is long ago.
—Washington Star.
Gossip in Railway Circles
An emergency rate had been put
Into effect .by the ( railroads handling
oranges out of Southern California* for
the benefit', of the growers' of .citrus
fruit. The rate has been reduced from
$1.25 per 100 lbs. to »1.15 per 100
lbs., or a reduction of about $26.50 a
car. The reduction was a voluntary act
on the part of the railroad companies
and will reduce their revenue ; from
this traffic about $530,000 for the pres
ent : seaßon?9BteßSßSS&feßHßf3l
: -It. appears that a few weeks ago
the growers , formed . a committee
which went to^New York and waited
upon^ Harriman, setting' forth their
reasons why a reduction should be
granted. They explained that the con
stant rains had delayed, the 'picking of
the fruit, that there was considerable
risk of fruit rotting on the trees, and
that .generally the> were 'in a bad
way. and that the railroad companies
should help \u25a0 them. - Harrlmah referred
the matter to" J. ; C. _ Stubbs and about
ten days ago the representatives of the
Southern" pacific,- the Santa Fe and the
San Pedro, Los -, Angeles and Salt : Lake
road met -in \ Los Angeles and decided
toigive the growers, aerate of $1.15.
There \ are ; about 20,000 cars in the
State and of this number the Santa Fe
handles about 60 per cent. "The fall
road ; companies intend , to rush the
fruit . East as : fast as ~is possible " and
for this purpose^ there Is a great .<gath
ering up .of : all' the- refrigerator cars
that; the companies can -secure.'
Railroad - men are confident that
there (will . be - a '> rals<s \ln 1 the : rate, east
and .west of Chicago, of low-class com
modities which will go Into effect by
June. -It is also likely that the carload
minimum iweightywill be .raised, 'com
pelling * shippers *to load cars . to • their
full capacity,. this: last = action .being* in
an endeavor •to 'decrease the car " short
age j which ihas < existed for some ' time
aod %\\t tlie transportation ' companies
Comment on Topics
of the Day
THE protest against further per
formances of "Salome" at the
Metropolitan Opera House was
without precedent in the his
tory of that Institution. Its .en
ergy is a sign of health. Stockholders
in our opera houses have not interested
themselves hitherto In the morals of
operatic plots, for too exacting scrutiny
In this direction might curtail the rep
ertoire beyond all practical limits. But
Richard Strauss' opera stands in a
class of its own. Mr. Conrled recog
nized this fact when he wisely decided
to produce it only at special perform
ances. •. • • it is not important, how
ever, to consider what other countries
may think of the action of the stock
holders of the Metropolitan Opera
House. It is enough that the air every
where within twenty miles of th3t
house of music will be better to breaths
with "Salome" gone. — New York Sun.
• • •
Captain Dreyfus' vindication was
welcomed by fair-minded people all
over the world, but his highest claim, to
glory lies in the fact that he refuses
to take the lecture platform.— St. Louis
Globe-Democrat-
Swearlng as a habit Is the mirk of
the -imbecile, the vulgarian or tha
blackguard. Bu^ there is something
wrong with the -man from whose lipsf
there has never sprung an oath un
studied and unexpected, but resonant
with the full strength of resentment,
indignation or th© note of strife. — N«w
York Mail.
Federal officials at Chicago are get
ting busy with the alien contract labor
law again. Foreigners must b* edu
cated up to our American Ideals. In
Europe an immigrapt must prove that
he has a Job before he Is admitted. la
this country if he has a Job he 1*
thrown out. Only the Jobless are wel-«
come. — Indianapolis Star.
• • •
What have we to expect from a spy
cial session held for the purpose of re
vising the tariff?' Really It Is hard t&
see how anybody but the trusts could
be benefited by it. These criminal com
binations will own the Sixtieth Con-»
gress, as they own the Fifty- ninth.
Even if the Republicans In the House
voted with the Democrats to maka
some reductions, which is hardly prob
able, the Senate would stand by the
rascal* that*long ago bought and paid
for a majority of the members, so they?
would annul every good feature that
might by possibility creep Into tha
House bill. The people, consciously or
unconsciously, have voted in favor of
the stand-pat policy, and if they do not
want that, or worse, they must select
another set of legislators.— Louisvllla
Courier- Journal.
• • •
Automobile enthusiasts say that th«
horse will soon be rare in Chicago, and
they are right about it. The horse is be
coming extinct In this town, not becausa
of automobile competition, however, but
as the result of atrocious street paving
and insufficient or unskillful shoeing.
Looked at merely from a financial
standpoint, the treatment of horses in
Chicago Is the worst of blunders; re
garded sentimentally, it ia a reproach
to humanity. — Chicago Chronicle.
• • •
Rumor and prophecy have been free
of late with the name of Mr. Foraker aa
a Presidential candidate. His distin
guished abilities and personal charm
have written him large in the guesses
and gossip of the coming national con
vention. But . the burning question of
190S for Joseph B. Foraker promises to
be, not how to control Ohio's delega
tion, but how to retain Ohio's toga,
i President Roosevelt>l3 far from infal
lible. His word is neither the law nor
the gospel, nor is it high treason that
men should criticise his official acts.
But In a test of relative strength, per
sonal popularity and public estimation
of sincerity of purpose, Mr. Foraker
will show pitifully puny In the shadow*
of the President. — Cleveland Leader.
• • •
That comparisons are odious Is dem
onstrated again by that Italian pape?
which looks upon the Thaw proceedings
as proof that "Justice is equally as great
a comedy in America as In Italy." Ij
will please remember, however, thas ;
New York Is not America. — Philadel
phia Inquirer. *
• • •
Observations that the Japanese com
mercial morality In the matter of pay
ing debts is not as good aa that of
the Chinese are current. The state
ment has. we believe, some foundation*
Yet in view of the recent showing of
the Ingredients of our food staples,
the point where our attention might b«
profitably concentrated is our own com
mercial morality. — Pittsburgh Dispatch*
•• • \u25a0
Governor Hughes of New York Is im
parting an Arabian Nights' flavor to
his „ administration of the affairs of
that State. The Cadi, like the baron*
of the middle .ages, had the power ot
death, of Imprisonment, of torture, ot
punishments big and little. Governor
Hughes can do none of these things]
directly, but be has Oriental methods
just , the same. Like the Cadi, ha
spreads his carpet in the open and sit*
on it. He is accessible to the people^
He has a ready and a Just ear for thslj
complaints. — Cleveland Leader.
the full benefit of their equipment. It
is not likely that the arrangement \u25a0wilt
be completed before Jane, as there vrllv
have to be a great deal of work don*,
The rat^ will vary from 10 per cent
to 20 per cent. It 1» not probable thai
the higher class freight will be af«
feeted by this arrangement. The rea
son advanced for this proposed In*
crease In rates is that many of thes«
commodity rates were put In year 3 ago
when cut-throat competition was in
existence and when infant Industries
were planted along the line of the rail
roads and everything was being don©
to build them up. These conditions
have passed away, and there is also
another reason. Ttte railroad people
say the price of everything has ad
vanced and so have -wages, and that
they are compelled to raise their rates
in order to pay expenses.
Colonel W. ,D. Sanborn of the Bur-
Hngton has Issued a circular announc
ing the fact that he will be at home
to all. his friends after next Monday
at 795 Market street. The Colonel saya
he has the best location in the city
and as each general agent has the sanw
opinion there ta no lack for a them a
for argument at the Saturday matinees
of the Transportation Club.
. Six hundred of the new refrigerator,
cars of the Pacific Fruit Express are
now. in use upon this coast and several
are .being received dally from the East.
They are , said to be the best ears ot
the kind that have ever been built, and
It is also said they will work a trans
formation In the transportation of fruit.
East. . • • V M
:R. H. Coaatiss of < the , Transconttl^
cental" Freight Bureau announaes that
a.rate.of- 35 cents per 100 pounds has
been put on cement plaster, carload* 1 ,
minimum 1 weight 60,000 pounds, from
Acme. N. M., to California terminal*
and -."intermediate." jp.o In v,

xml | txt