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A CHALLENGE in The Call's beauty contest has been issued by a Berkeley youth and as a result a
keen rivalry is expected to develop*" among California*! colleges as to which institution has the most
beautiful young woman student ,
Most Beautiful Girl in State Is Student
at Berkeley, Declares Her Champion
Issues a Challenge
to the Colleges
in California
California's colleges must come for
ward to defend the beauty of. their
fair co-eds. The ardent swain of a
lovely Berkeley maiden has sent her
photograph to~The Sunday Call to be
entered in the State beauty contest.
He declares her to be the most beau
tiful young: woman in California and
"She is considered the most stun
ning girl in college, and if not the most
beautiful woman In the State, at any
rate there isn't any college girl to
compare with her. Stanford or any
of the rest of them can't touch her.
"What's more, she has blue eyes and
golden hair."
There is a challenge in that state
ment that will arouse a strong desire In
the breast of every college student in
the State outside of Berkeley to cast
back the words into the teeth of the
bold University of California under
graduate. It is like wa\ r ing a red rag
at a bull or like Chicago setting up
its beauty against the rest of the
Oiieagro got a quick response from
California, and so will the Berkeley
youth from the other students of the
{State. The beauty editor, after a daz
zled glance at the photograph received,
admits that the other colleges will have
to look to their honors and awaits with
Interest the photographs from the other
colleges in the State and even for pho
tographs of other Berkeley maidens
In this new development in the contest.
He expects to see the mantel-pieces
pt the students' rooms depleted of the
, iir portraits usually collected there
and to find them in his morning mail.
He assures the students that the photo
graphs will be safely returned in due
People began to sit up and take no
tice of what this beauty contest means
\u25a0when The Sunday Call yesterday pub
lished three photographic studies, all of
well-known young California women,
any one of whom would be adjudged
more beautiful than those whom Chi
cago considered prize winners.
The Sunday Call offers prizes to
stimulate interest in this contest and
reward beauty. It will give $150 to
the California woman adjudged the
most beautiful, to the one who receives
second honors $50. to the third 125 and
to the following twenty-five prizes of
510 each.
Send the photograph of the most
beautiful woman you know to the
Beauty Editor. The Call, to be entered
in this contest- Only lier .nitials will
l>e used if requested. It is gratifying
to note that the photographs already
received come from all parts of the
fitate. For. with the whole State con
testing, when a final choice Is made
the woman chosen will be indisputably
the State's lieauty.
Insects, Good and Bad, Main
Features of Report on
Elwood Cooper, State Commissioner
of liortif^iJture. in his report Just pub
lished, devotes most of his spare to the
work lic-inj? carried on for the exclu
sion of destructive parasites and the
propagation of beneficial insects. The
principal station in this quarantine and
propagation scheme is located In the
Ferry building in this city. ' The Com
missioner says that a specially con
structed building should be erected here
for the purpose, as conditions in the
present quarters are not favorable to
the production of the best results.
That portion of the report addressed
to the Govornor deals wHh conditions
in ISOS. and that to the Le<i?lature
with thn doings of the department in
1906. In both of these the fruit indus
tFJ- Is exhaustively reviewed, with sta
tistics and statements from the various
experts on the outcome of experiments.
One of the most interesting chapters
1s devoted to the possibilities of silk
culture in California. In presenting a
signed article by a Japanese expert liv
ing; in Sacramento, who has made a se
ries of experiments with silk worms.
Commissioner Cooper writes:
"The United' States Imports annually,
in raw and manufactured silk, from
$50,000,000 to JC0.000,000, a great part of
which could be produced in California.
With the interest being taken in this
Industry, and the experiments being
«-.arried on. there is no doubt that some
\u2666Jay it will be takon hold of here and
tlip production of Filk cocoons will pivr
many of our people a means of earning
a considerable addition to their income
atjd employ their leisure time with
pleasure and profit."
V/il! Meet Today to Discuss Incor
porating and the Purchase
\u25a0-ANTA ROSA, March 3. — The mem
. «hf- Santa Rosa Saturday Af
ternoon Club have determined to build
>^a>: -Tii^re will be a meeting
tomorrow to discuss incorporating and
the purchase of a site. Mrs. James R.
Kdwards is president of the club, and
the work has been progressing for
some weeks under the supervision of
a committee consisting of Mrs. Henry
G. Hahman. Mrs. L. D. Jacks. Mrs. S.
H. Boprle. Miss Frances L. O'Meara' and
Mrs. Blitz W. Paxton.
Aged War Veteran of San Jose Is
Victim of Attack
. SANTA ROSA, March 3. — Wesley M.
Mopr«\ an aped veteran of the Civil \Var.
whose home is In San Jose, Is dying
at the home of his sister hore. Mrs.
Mary Davis, from tjie effects of a
brutal attack by footpads in San Jose
two weeks ago. District Attorney
Clarence F. L«ca made an effort to se
cure a statement from the sufferer,
but hln condition was such as to pre
vent, and it Is feared he will die with
out being able to give the officers any
evidence which would assist In the
apprehension of Ills assailants.
P.. — Edward I^armer haa wjxjrted the theft of
; »ooU from Helena and Dovrr street*. U. D.
•.eith lost twin rrom hi* room -nt the .tiolticn
Wrtt Hotel. A ttief stole F. IV.HamttxJ'a
wall* at l"orlj-l»urtU *Uttt &bd Ttlrgrnph arc
Now Watch Us Show Chicago
The following lines, sent to The Call by a Calif ornian, arc not meant as a
flippant comment on Chicago's choice of a beauty, but l as a rebuff to Chicago for
considering itself a place where beauty dwells: 'j
Say, what ails you, Chicago?
Wake up and wipe your' eyes.
Who said your shorthand beauty
Would take the Nobel prize? '
You have a nerve, Chicago!
Because she is YOUR best
Don't think she beats creation —
Just turn your lamps out West
Of course she'll shine, Chicago;
Indoors, with shaded light;
But when the lake breeze hits her
I'll bet she looks a fright
How'd you trim her feet, Chicago?
How'd you pull down her nose?
She blushes, but those blushes are
The drugstore kind of rose.
Aw, say, come off, Chicago. .
Go hide you in the fog!
Why, Beauty is esthetic goods,
And — well, you run to hog!
But, seriously now, Chicago-
It's 'way beyond your reach —
But say, didst ever hear about
The California peach?
Ever hear about the goddess, CWcky)|||f
Whose beauty lights the foam?
Who, sailors say, is from Paradise?
Well, here is where she's home.
Know Helen of Troy, Sheekaga?
Well, she shone in her day.
She left her looks to her female line:
They live in San Jose.
Dost remember Cleopatra, Chi?
You'd say, "a real 1 smart gal."
Her steenty-steenth granddaughter lives
In Calaveras, Cal.
-; \u2666 \u25a0•".•' V\
There was stunning Laura, too, Chicag.
How poor old Petrarch raved!
Come out to Red Bluff and you'll see
Why Petrarch misbehaved.
There was no charm like Portia's, Cag,
Bassanio did vow. t.; ' :
Her prototype makes all that plain
In Pasadena now.
Sweet Mary, Queen of Scots, Cago,
Was Mary, Queen of Hearts.
In Marysville you'll find a girl
Just like her making tarts. -"
And up in Chico, Chica,
And on the Merced farms,
Why, we've got Venuses to spare,
And each has fine, round arms!
Although it's sad, dear Windy,
We've bnc or two, you sec.
Well show you twenty-two, and p'raps
You'll see your "23."
M. W. S.
Abandons Attempt to Get
Even With the Southern
SACRAMENTO. March 3. — Grove
Johnson, politician and actor, has
shelved his mystery play, "Fighting the
Railroad." In plain language, Johnson
has quit.
Before the session began it was
whlsppr<*d around that Grove Johnson
was going to get even with the South
ern Pacific for Its attempt to beat him
at the last election, and Grove en
couraged the rumor*.
In all Johnson has Introduced six
measures dealing *ith railroad cor
porations. One passed^ the Assembly
with the consent of Jere Burke, and
is now asleep In a Senate committee,
and the other five are either dead or
moribund. The one that went through
was known as the spur-track bill. It
was a quaint measure, filled with quiet
jokers, one of , which, would have en
abled an obedient ranroad commission
to save, the Southern Pacific law de
partment much time and trouble in
preparing for defense against damage
euits. .
Grove's "no seat no fare" bill was
beaten' several weeks ago, but he ob
tained a reconsideration, let it .rest
on nle a few daye, and then at his own
request it was rereferred to the Judi
ciary committee, of which he is chair
man. No one has heard anything of It
Another measure fathered by the.re
formed programmer provided that
trains should stop within 200 feet of
all draw bridges. Grove made a'fox
like attempt to slip this one through
the Assembly one day when faithful re
tainers'of the Southern- Pacific were
dozing, but they awoke and caught
him. at it and the bill was soundly
beaten.- ; '^wKßgßiilfcPWjl aßWßSMfcfa^Wa
Still another antirailroad measure In
troduced by Johnson provides that rail
roads must maintain gates at every
etreet crossing In all incorporated cities
and 'towns. It reached the third read
ing file several days ago, but when
Chairman ' Walsh of the . committee ,on
corporations asked for a chance at it
in a small room, Grove consented, with
a few words of regret and let it pass,
unprotected, into the darkness.
orove I also , introduced., a' bill .com
pelling railroads to give, notice, of all
accidents. " This .also reached the final
passage stage, but at Grove'e request
Santa Rosa Committee Finishes the
Task Imposed ,
SANTA ROSA, March" 3.— With the
opening of March the last employe of
the Santa Rosa relief committee re
tired and the work of caring for the
sufferers of the fire and disaster of last
April was practically closed. The City
Council received over $65,000, and a
committee headed by Councilman W. D.
Reynolds, with H. J. Waters as secre
tary and distributing officer, handled
the money.
Some weeks ago a relief commission
was named and after Investigation re
ported a plan for the distribution of
some 130.000 as permanent relief. Thin
report the council approved and paid
the sufferers the amounts suggested
with a few exceptions. There is now
about } 5000 on hand for emergency
cases. ' \u25a0•' . : .v:. v :
was ordered to the foot of the . fife;
Then there was the employers' liability
bill introduced by Johnson, but it went
on the sidetrack early and never
emerged from committee." That com
pletes the record.
Another antirailroad^ measure Is
scheduled for an early collision with
the machine, but Grove Johnson Is not
the dispatcher. This live one was .: In^
troduced by Assemblyman ! McMullln;
who seeks to get, a depot for Bakers
field. Johnson has promised to help
McMullin, but- the programmers say
the old grray fox Is weary of the chase
and that the sport has become so tame
it is no longer interesting:. .. -
AGED MAN KISSING— OikIan.J, March 3.-
F. C. Simpson, GO. jears old., living at 2240
Dwfrtt tray. Berkeley; has been reported to the
police as missing. : •
p We are sole agents for the Shaw-Waiker. Filing, Devices,: Mtilti- \u25a0-
0 Cabinets, Card Systems, Twinlock Ledgers, Loose-leaf Devices Vand ..
M Fountain Pens. ' y . '
H We. sell Legal Blanks and Writing Materials of every descrip-
H tion ; Bookkeepers'; ; Artists' and : Architects'^ Supplies. \u25a0 ; ; ; •
\$ O ur Picture, Frame, Moulding". arid '\u25a0Mirror,^Departmehts - ; "are. of '.
fj the very best; everi better than before the'fife. " * .y
I Mission Street; Bet. 4th and sth
Sacrameiitans Will Defer
Opposition Until tne
Coming Election
Unkind Things Will Be Said
That May Tend to In
jure State '
'.'CAlifi HEADQUARTERS, \u25a0•
SACRAMfeNTOr»March ' 3.— "There *is
not the remotest doubt about Governor
Gillett signing the capital removal bill.
Berkeley can rest assured of this and
then go ahead with '-her "campaign; to
convince the electors of California that
they'll gain by the transfer."
This statement was made tonight by
one of the legislators who took an ac
tive part in the capital removal fight
ajid is generally credited with having
the confidence of the Governor.
Sacramento believes the statement to
be. true, and has virtually come to
the decision to ; defer further : opposi
tion to the removal, until it comes up
at the election.
The flght to be engineered against
the removal promises to be. one of the
most vehement in the history of the
State, and there is already a well
deflned report that the- happenings of
last April in and' 1 around .the, bay 'cities
will be advanced by, Sacramento us one
of the reasons why the capital should
not be established in Berkeley. That
both the bay district and the Sacra
•ne'nto Valley will have some very.un
kind things said about them— things
that may work material ! damage, to
California interests in other States— ls
very apparent from the bitterness of
the recriminations that are now being
Sacramento .is drawing attention to
the fact that the State will lose $2,500,
000 by the removal, no matter what it
may ultimately gain, -that- sum' repre
senting the amount expended originally
for the Capitol and the improvements
that called for appropriations -at the
last session of the Legislature. .
The Berkeleyites have been v saying
that Sacramento- wants a. new .court
house and other . public buildings and
that the Capitol could.be bought from
the State by the municipality. " i.
"Why should we pay for something
that's already herer" Is the answer
of the Sacramentans to this sugges
tion. "The State will surely not 'go
to the expense of carting the building
away." - • ;
Theoretically the contention raised by
the : Sacramentans is unanswerable.
That they would persist in- razing, it
once the capital was moved Is, of
course, a different thing. If they
should the State might be forced to
hand the dazzling Cvrinthian pile over
to the Salvation Army or some other
body with mdre , meekness . than the
average Sacramentan appears to pos
sess since the Berkeley raiders have,
begun to harass them.
BERKELEY. March": 3.— ln.'- the act
of the Legislature which provides for
the submission* to the people, the"ques
tion of removing the. capital. from Sac
ramento to Berkeley. \ citizens of ' the
college town see the harbinger of suc
cess for\ them, and the beginning of
the end they have in view. The argu
ments that have '"moved the Legislature
to decide by a . big, comfortable ma
jority In favor of Berkeley's contention
will convince a large majority of the
State's voters that Berkeley deserves
to bo the capital city, according to the
view of business men here. That is
why the Legislature's action so thor
oughly pleases Berkeley. .
Anybody who .imagines that -It was
smooth sailingor an easy task to bring
the Legislature to pass the bill provid
ing for an election on v the capital re r
moval question is ignorant of the facts,
as a small host of Berkeley men will be
pleased .to . testify.. The way, was
rugged from the beginning. . Ob
stacles in plenty ; had -to be removed;
prejudices had to :be whittled . down;
men's minds were biased and inclined
to treat the whole matter, lightly; there
was necessarily a /sharp, vigorous -\ fire
of red hot .'arguments*,, before \u25a0 a ma
jority-of two-thirds of the Legislature
could -be! induced to" commit themselves
to' the removal i project- : . '
Because such ; work .was necessary to
get the matter to its present status, and
because first-class arguments and vig
orous action brought \u25a0_. about results
which the .wiseacres declared could
never be, Berkeley.' men now have ab
solute confidence .'that in the 'larger
campaign to l«f> fought' out '; before the
people of *he State victory" can be won
and won withnthe same | weapons that
prevailed so strikingly' at Sacramento.
There will be 1 a little period of wait
ing "during the next ; fortnight, until
Governor. Gillett goes: through the for
mality of signingithe ; bill, and, when
that is done, the campaign .which
Berkeley's Clfamber'of Commerce plans
to ' carry on : throughout the \u25a0 State •- will
be.on. in .full blast.V ; It "»s to, be a ; sys
tematic, carefully- considered campaign.
Its keynote ; will be, the " sounding ' : of
Berkeley's, many 'advantages, as, a cap-.
Ital ' site and >aY complete 'abstention
from any railing at Sacramento. or crit
icism of that city's merits as a metrop
olis." ' ' .. • -.' -_ \u25a0' ' ; '. i; '—\u25a0-.'\u25a0.--: \u25a0 : .".
The business men- of \u25a0 the town will
tax, themselves to^provlde the* literal
ture '\u25a0 which voters^ 'of ? the : State' will '\u25a0 be
asked to read.* ;.Th*ere wiilibe a flood of
this literature, and'. it _willi be carefully
prepared,":" and- each', argument 7 it' In
cludes, is expected to be a shot at /the
bullseye. -- ' . }
'Voters will be shown that money can
be - made ; and . saved .by putting the
capital at' Berkeley;' that thejgovern
ment.can be better .and more econom
ically administered here 1 than at Sacra
mento; that- business sense -and 'far
sighted statesmanship s call for, a- re
moval .' of " the : capital ; : to Berkeley, V and
that now is the:, time for' making; the
change.; _.
Responsibility f or fixing ; the
< Date Placed on the As
>f \: - sembly.
Business Could Be Finished
by Saturday, but Payroll
Still Lures
George A. Van Smith
; \ 1007^ EIGHTH STREET -
SACRAMENTO, March 3. — Responsi
bility, for fixing the date for the final
adjournment _of the Thirty-seventh
Legislature Is to be placed ffently but
firmly on the. shoulders^of^the Assem
bly. * Possibly, the lower house may be
compelled to agree upon next . Saturday
as tjie day for the separation of the
attaches from the payroll, but Wednes
day, March 13, Is a more probable date.
: For more than, a week the Senate
has had its work so well in hand that
it -could finish :, up all that is pro
grammed for final consideration; and
get through on from three to four days'
notice. Down in; the Assembly the
work. ls. not so well in* hand, but It is
claimed by veteran attendants upon
legislative sessions that It is in better
shape than' it/has' been at: any corre
sponding^ period in many years, even
in. the Assembly. . -
\u25a0 An agreement between the houses on
the date of adjournment apparently
hinges somewhat on what Is claimed to
at New York
The progress of the Company in the year that has just closed has beeen eminently sat-
isfactory, especially from the standpoint of the policyholdef.
The new paid-for business was ...... .,.,.. . —•• •$ 87,347,284.00
The Company had in force at the end of the year . . ....... ... ... .... 1,517257.180.00
1 he amount received m premiums dunng the year was ? • /.oou.jj
The! total funds held in trust for policyholders aggregated . ' 495.864,649.58
SThe Total Liabilities Were as follows:
Net reserve on outstanding policies and other
-* legal liabilities .$411^36,019.41 j
Reserve for dividends on existing policies as divi-
dend periods are completed ... 64.529329.70 .
Reserve for dividends payable in 1907. 4,030,000.00
Reserve for possible depreciation of securities and
vln Gains for Policyholders the Company Has Broken All Records
It earned in interest, rents, and* net miscellaneous investment profits . $22,265,436.56
Its gains from mortality, loading, surrender charges and annuities were. . ..... . 10,413,909.32
Total . ... . . . v:IjSBSH& • •V- •• ••• ••\u2666•••• . $32,679,34^.88
/ This is over fifty-six per cent of the entire premium income, a remarkable showing, rarely,
\ ... . -.\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'.*.-...\u25a0 • _-\u0084'- . .* • -
if ever, approximated by any other company.
In Economy of Management the Company To-day
* J Stands Pre-eminent
The expenses of the year were paid entirely from the loading provided for that
purpose, with a surplus over for policyholders of ...... . . . . — . . — $2,927,767.00
In Benefits to Policyholders the Company is Unexcelled
It paid -to members and their beneficiaries during 1 906 in death claims, endow-
; ments, dividends, surrender values,- etc . . ... . ... ..... . . .' • • $37,736,684.24
;In the same year it added to the funds held in trust for policyholders .. . 25,003,483.68
The total benefits to policyholders during the year were $62,740, 1 67.92
TheiCbmpany received from policyholders m premiums OW I /,oddop
Trie benefits to policyh^ders during the year exceeded the amount received
iromthem by \u0084;...:.. ..... ....... \v. . '. , ..... .... ... . \% . . $4,422,301.37
Since the date of its organization the Company has paid to policyholders and
' their beneficiaries . . . .; . ... . . . .... ............ .Vv. . ... .$ 739,350.923.00
It holds for policyholders, etc. .-.;. . . . . . .. . ..... . .... .... ..... 495,864,650.00
;T6tal benefits to policyholders have been ; . . . . . ...... . $ 1 ,235 ,2 1 5 ,5 73 .0Q
In 64 years it has received from policyholders .v .-. . 1,134,005,635.00
Excess of benefit to policyholders J. . ; .. # . . . .......... '.... ... . .$ 101,209,938.00
That^ is to,^say,;iri the sixty-four years of its existence The Mutual. Life has paid to policy-
holders and their beneficiaries and still ; holds in trustior them more than one hundred million dol-
lars in excess of all that it has received from them.
•>)\u25a0 Further information , will be supplied on request.
1700 California Street San Francisco, California
be : a tentative agreement on the gen
eral, appropriations bill. As soon", as
that . bill "' is in ' the hands of " the Gov
ernor an effort will be made to get to
gether,, on the .part of the pleaders in
the two houses. ; The ; initiative must,
however, come from ? the Assembly. = . If
the lower house sends to the Senate
a resolution fixing the date of adjourn
ment later than the last of this week
the Senate will probably, amend it to
read ; Saturday. ; March 9, and let the
statesmen of the lower house struggle
with it ; as they may. and quite inci
dentally accept all the responsibility
for prolonging the session beyond the
sixty-third day.
The) fact that less tnan a tenth of
the whole- number of measures intro
duced i have been passed along to the
Governor for his approval or veto haa
no real bearing on the eituation. The
Senate has passed, or Is in a position
to pass, almost immediately all the
business it intends to permit the Chief
Executive to*"have: a chance at, and is
quite willing to offset any responsibil
ity-the-Assembly may attempt, to. pass
it for failure to consider pet .measures
of Assemblymen; with the responsibil
ity \u25a0;\u25a0 for j prolongation of the session,
which the Assembly must accept.
The general appropriation bill is in
such shape that it should with dili
gence be sent to the Governor on Tues
day. Then the Senate will. discover
that it has done, lts full duty by the
State, assume an economical attitude,
and with austere dignity, wait forthe
"Assembly to consent to relieve the tax
payers .of. further drains and. Sacra
mento of the presence of the now thor
oughly reprobated Legislature. After
tomorrow Senate* committee meetings
will be largely matters of form, beside
of marked infrequency. Virtually all
the. Assembly bills that arc- to be per
mitted to go through are. on the .flies,
and the Senate has demonstrated that
with either Leavitt or Wolfe in the
chair it can dispose of flies with ma
chine like rapidity.
Speaker Beardslee is also a hustler,
and aided and abetted by "Speaker pro
tern. Transue, who is even more rapid,
the Assembly can make rapid progress
Driver of the Motor Car Is
Arrested on Charge of
An unknown man riding a bicycle
was killed yesterday* in Fell street.
between Shrader and Cole, when his
machine collided with an automobile
driven by Max Emerich. superintendent
of the Jefferson Square Garage. The
man's skull was fractured, causing in
stant death. , '
The collision occurred shortly before
5 o'clock, and according to witnesses,
was the fault of the bicyclist, who
turned to the wrong side of the road
in attempting to pass the larger ma
chine, i . • ,
Emerich was arrested on a charge of
manslaughter and was released later
on $100 cash ball.
Mrs. Elizabeth Benedick, a Hun
garian widow, 35 years of age. com
mitted suicide at 734 Elizabeth street
Saturday night. While in a fit of de
spondency she sought an unoccupied
room in the house where she was stay-
Ing and turned, on the gas and went
to bed. She left a note saying she was
tired of life. — : \v ;
when it chooses. The fact remains,
however, that the Assembly leaders
have not taken very kindly to the sug
gested adjournment on Saturday, the
sixty-third day. and Sergeant at Arms
Stafford has been instructed to 'make
all his estimates for salaries, supplies
and contingent expenses for "Wednes
day March 13. the sixty-seventh day.

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