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The San Francisco Call
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A CONTROVERSY of deep historical interest bearing on the
genesis of heroes and touching the prowess of General Fred
erick Funston agitates Evanston. a Chicago suburb, in search
of a hero Mayor. Colonel Albert S. Frost is the heroic can
didate, and he disputes the glory of General Funston, who went
through fire and water to win the battle of Marilao in the Philippines,
in 1899. Colonel Frost declares it was he, not Funston. who swam
the river under fire, and he i* backed in his assertion by veterans
of his regiment, the First South Dakota Volunteers.
Naturally, the implication that he was not a real hero, or. at
least, not that kind of a fire and water proof hero, has aroused
General Funston to repel the slander and claim his own. Thus
he replies over his own signature:
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.. Feb. 21.— Colonel Frost is entirely mistaken
in his statements. The Twentieth Kansas and the Firai South Dakota
regiments, in common with other organizations, made independent crossings
of the Marilao River in the engagement of March 27, 1899.
The Twentieth Kansas occupied the extreme left of the line and forced
a crossing at that point at 9 a. m., losing two men killed and several
wounded. At this point forty-eight of the enemy were killed in their
trenches and a number of prisoners were taken. About 100 rifles, were
One hundred of my regiment remained on the north bank until noon,
when, by order of General H. G. Otis, they were withdrawn to the south
bank. The entire regiment in the evening was marched across the railroad
bridge in time for a second engagement ; : /. i:V ; » i. v •
The ftrst crossing was made on a bamboo raft which had been obtained
by Lieutenant Hardy. Corporal Wigsdale and Privates Huntsman and Wil
"leys, who swam the river under fire to obtain it. \±\ •;"_;
In the interest of the truth of history we should like fuller
specifications. We have heard some envious critics remark that
the water was not deep enough to wet Funston's feet, while, on
the contrary, others asseverate, on a stack of Bibles, that the in
trepid Funston swam the river "under a hail of bullets," the while
he held his sword between his teeth. These tropic- islands of the
sea are a land of fable. In twenty years people will begin to doubt
whether General Harrison Gray Otis ever crossed the Rubicon.
The military river gods will be wrapped in a mist of mythological
glory, the heroes of a hypothetical question.
The real Funston was the man who came to help San Fran
cisco in her hour of need with his handy men. That was better
than heroes. Besides, we all know that it was Leander, and not
Hero, that swam the river.
THE illustrious but turbulent Roosevelt Third Term
Leaguers of Chicago copy the methods of their great exem
plar. Their master's voice is heard in the boom and thunder of
their welkin ringing. It is not for Roosevelt to say ether
he shall run once more for President. They will tie him to a post
and' cram the nomination down his throat if he resists. "We chal
lenge." they declare with a shout, "his right to refuse to accept the
Presidency of the United States for a third term in the face of the
people's demand." The war is on between Roosevelt and his ad
mirers. He is fleeing to escape from the hands of his friends, and
the foot race is well worth the price of admission. It is a condition
that inspires the Washington Post to remark :
The Third Term League is composed of men of mettle, resolution and
address. They are banded in a high cause, and their platform has only
one plank. Every one of the band is now a fighter, fired by an incandescent
plow of patriotic zeal. All know that the campaign is to be long and
arduous. Victory will perch on their banner only after she is captured and
hog-tied. A resourceful, wary foe stands ready to checkmate every move.
The President, on the' other hand, faces a dangerous situation. He
must maintain an incessant vigil if he is to avoid capture. There can be no
.sleeping at the switch. The Third Term League is spreading its tentacles
in all directions. It is burrowing under him and flying over him. It aims
at nothing short of an alliance with the people of the United States in the
forthcoming struggle against Roosevelt. If it succeeds in this diplomatic
game he is a goner. Meanwhile its snorts of defiance and preliminary
pawings of the earth are wearing on the strongest of nerves, even the iron
nerve of Theodore Roosevelt.
In the meantime, Ancient and Honorable Fairbanks is moseying
along, missing no tricks, drinking buttermilk and kissing babies,
shaking hands all round and inviting vagrant Mayors to dinner.
Mr. E. H. Harriman is said to have declared that "Fairbanks will
be the next President, and I am for him." The Fairbanks band
wagon moves on its resistless way in a slow jog trot. Some grace
less jokers have called it an ice wagon and have hinted that' the
charioteer has selected Captain Peary, the north pole dasher, for
his running mate. All that is slander, inspired by the green-eyed
monster of politics. "Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace to
silence envious tongues" will be his poetical and moral platform,
and if he be nominated he will sweep the country like a blizzard.
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v/TIHE lesson of San Francisco s-housecleaning is moral rather
I than. material. It docs not He in cubic yards or loads of brick
J^ dust, nor even in the changed appearance of our thoroughfares,
"but rather in the spirit and temper, that prompted the enter
prise and the virtual unanimity that joined all hands in the work.
A readiness to work in harmony for the common good; has not
in the past been characteristic of the people of San Francisco. We
need more of that spirit of unity. The city would be better for more
of the unselfish inspiration that brought out rich and /poor last
Sunday on equal terms to urge the shovel and the, broom and
clean the town.
It does not matter if the rains come and the -wind blow and
Jthc dust and dirt accumulate again on our streets. These are the
I minor troubles of life, and they have their uses if they teach us
Pacific Ocean Exposition to Show
Progress Made by the World
In compliance with a request of The Call, Homer S. King, president of the Bank of Lalifornia
and president of the Pacific Ocean Exposition Company makes the following statement:
Primarily the object of the Pacific Ocean Exposition- is similar to. that of , all international
or world's fairs, in that it will bring together products showing the progress made by the world.
It must be remembered that in 1913, when this exposition is' to be held, it ~will have been nearly
ten years since a world's fair has been held in the United States.
As is usual in such cases, an. anniversary of importance in the history of the world has been
taken as the incentive of commemoration, and to the people of, this coast and, in fact, to the world
there is no event of greater -importance than the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Balboa, 400 years
ago. This exposition will be an advertisement to the world of what the Pacific Coast of the United
States is, the possibilities of Pacific Coast commerce, and also of California's wonderful advantages
and opportunities. '\u25a0..-•
The fact that the exposition will be open for an entire year will in itself be an object Wesson
to the world of the wonderful asset the State has in its incomparable climate.
It will bring together evidences of progress of the world and will show the world indisputable
evidences of California's progress. It will be so broad in its scope that every nation on the globe
will send its representatives here and will learn something about the State. Other expositions held
since the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and in contemplation in the future have been laudable in
their objects, but all of them have been and are to be limited in their scope.
The history of all international expositions shows that in every instance there has been great
development in the State and country in which such expositions have been held, following the years
of their existence. In St. Louis, which is our most recent example, it is shown irh a letter I have
just received from there that the building permits; jumped from $14,000,000 during 1904.* the year
of the exposition, to $23,000,000 in 1905 and $30,000*000 in 1906. Commensurate .with this increase
the whole State made wonderful advance in poptilation and general business:"
California is a State that needs but to be seen to be appreciated by all-classes of people, and I am
confident that there will result a growth of population and industrial development throughout the
State that will surprise the most sanguine of the adherents of the exposition. * It; will bring people here
who will see the vast opportunities offered, and it will at the same time show them the possibilities
of production by the actual exhibits which will be seen in the exposition.
There is a great movement of immigratiorr all ovfcr the world, and thousands upon thousands
of people are looking out for new homes. Canada is receiving an "influx of population from the
Middle West, which, if directed here, would bring life to millions of acres of our soil and aid -greatly
California's development. The fact that. there is to be an exposition of the magnitude contemplated
will serve, I am sure, to attract many of these people to this State long before the exposition is in
actual existence. * ,
The directors of the Exposition Company £ome from all parts c»f \the State and are men of
influence and prominence in the various industries for which California is famed ovef the world. ,
Practically every newspaper and commercial organization throughout California has expressed
unqualified indorsement of the proposition, while from all parts of the State I have received personal
letters from men high in the counsels of the commonwealth, who give their indorsement.
What is asked of the State is, indeed,, small in view of the vast benefits which will accrue to
California from this exposition. The Legislature has been asked for an appropriation of $1,00Q,000,
in two installments, payable only after similar amounts shall have been raised by public subscrip
tion. San Francisco will subscribe the amount required. The State appropriation is to be in charge
of a commission to be appointed by the Governor. "
Immediate action is necessary, for the reason that there, is none too much time between now and
the date set for the opening of the exposition to get all of the vast machinery in working order. Other
world's fairs have suffered, both financially and in effect, by not allowing sufficient time for prepara
tion. In some instances months have elapsed after the opening /day before the exhibits were pre-
The Pacific Ocean Exposition is to open on the day set and will be complete at that time,
the lesson of mutual help, freely given, without. dissension or bick
erings or petty jealousy. United we stood on Sunday. Now: let
us keep at it.
"|-\ ISCUSSION- as to the limits of publicity provoked by- the
I'' \u25a0 Thaw trial continues to rage. Some people would stop it
\j altogether. Others urge that it is imperative that the facts
should be made known. The Ministers' Association of Provi
dence, R. 1., after debate, unanimously agreed that every feature
of the testimony should be made public, on^he ground that. the trial
is furnishing the "greatest moral lesson of the age.'V In New York
the Rev. Frank P. Hall, addressing the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' Association at their annual dinner, said :
There has been a great deal said about the publication of all the_ facts
in a certain trial which is attracting public attention now. Ibelieve, if the
truth were told, we should find that not half the facts were told. If it
were all told we might find that not only one but a number of men there,
are who make it the pleasure of their lives to drag down little girls, and
then, when they have started them on the way to. hell, push them on in.
If this is true let us know it, and then,- having the facts, why, you and I
together, as newspaper men and ministers, will endeavor to raise such/ a public
brain storm as to make the lives of some of these men less interesting and
playful than they have been in the past.
• It is always a question how much should be told to the young
and innocent, but we believe that reticence is often carried too far
out of a feeling of false modesty. The Thaw trial teaches how
true is the ancient law that "the' wages of sin is death." The dry
precept and the moral maxim do not impress like this terrible drama
that makes mad the guilty and stings the conscience' of the free.
\u25a0It is well that the class' of men who indulge the practices described
in this trial should be made to know that they carry, their lives in
their hands, and it is equally well that the innocent should be
permitted to learn what kind of monsters these men are ' and
be warned.
Frank H.- Short of Fresno is at the
J. H. Tucker of Portland is at the
St : Francis.
D. H. McClure^of New York Is at
the Hamlin.
R. S. Waring of Gordon, Tex, Is at
the Hamlin^ ~ . _\u25a0_ ..
J. C. Peyton, a merchant of Colusa,
Is at the Baltimore.
D. K. Welskopf and wife of Cincin
nati are at the Majestic.' ,-^
. C. A. Woolsey.. a merchant of Phila
delphia, is At the Savoy. '
J. E. Glbfon. a railroad man .from
Los Angeles, Is at the St. Francis. -
A. C. Fralik. prominent, mining
man of Boise, Idaho, is at the Majestic
Dr. Florence A. Dyer and Miss Mary
E.' Converse of Philadelphia are at the
Palace. ; \
Jerome Bernheim and De - Witt A.
Davidson of New York are at the Dor
chester.",£y ' : ,
.Louis D. Stone, who . was • rooming
clerk at the Occidental for . five years
and who went East after the fire, will
return to this city today from New York.'
Your "question I relative to i a" mortgage
is one that requires: /a- l«gal : opinion."
This department does not give opinions
on. law. - ; ' i: ;
PITTSBURG — G.-'G.S.. City. Accord
l:iK"t"" the Century* .A Uai; the Missouri
State \u25a0 line: on* a ; direct ; line \u25a0 from , Pitts-;
burg, Crawford;C6unty.-KanBas, is east
from that city about six miles.
Homer S. King
Personal Mention
- A. F. Coats, a lumberman ; of Aber
deen, and his wife are at the St.
Francis. .- .
. F. B. Keever of Goldfleld, who,' has
big mining interests in . Nevada, is at
the Savoy.
Dr. Frederick A. Bartlett, a prom
inent-, physician of " Aurora, 111., "is at
the Hamlin. *J. .-'\u25a0,
Robert H. Rlppll of Seattle Is stay
ing at the Hamlin. He is . making a
tour of the'eoast \u25a0 : - •
N. Blssinger, one of the leading wool
buyers of' Portland, Or., and wife'are
at ~ the Dorcheßter. -' ', '.;
Arrivals, fronv" Sacramento \*. at. ithe
Palace are: .W. W. Chapin,' J. H. Glide
Jr. and A. G. Mendez.
Los Angeles arrivals at; the Savoy
are Daniel W.*j Cunningham ' and 'A.
Gleason, a ! mining « man.
1 J. R. Anderson, a merchant', of I New
Orleans, is ; making ' :^nf extended visit
in the city -and is at the Hamlin.
-** Judge : Gordon of Spokane.v attorney
for, the Great Northern Railway, accom
panied-by'John 1 - Condron,'. who, has = been
examining ' mines' ini California for? him;
will leave "for ithe north tonight . ;
Answers to Queries;
,HARRT ; MEIGGS— k). > T., City. Harry
i Meiggs, - who; was* interested^ > in Ithe
I building"; of j railroads in . Chile, died in
| t Peru, October,'; 1877. -
land.' :The! monejvthaUwasicontrlbuted
and ; sent" ito the relief committee fin'
San,": Francisco ;;w'as? : for the \, relief rot
those • who',were ]; in j distress *by reason
of 'loss i by' the ."great " flre."^ \u25a0:.{'.: .
Gossip of the Doings
of Railroad Men
The Southern Pacific had a cleanlng
up day of Its own last Sunday in the
freight yards of the city. Orders were
sent out on Saturday afternoon not to
receive any freight for San Francisco
except perishable goods and livestock
and Saturday night, all day Sunday and
all Sunday night an enormous force
was assembled to clean up the yards.
There were 2500 cars in the yards, in
all conditions. Some were too crippled
for, use; some were loaded with rail
road material/but the greatest number
had commercial loads. The crippled
cars were hauled away;~the cars with
railroad and commercial freight were
quickly unloaded. This morning the
yards were clean for the first time ana
500 cars were brought in.; -The work
of unloading was commenced under
the supervision 'of railroad 'officials. It
is hoped that this will relieve the con
gestion, and if the merchants will as
sist the Southern Pacific officers say
that the freight situation will Improve
rapidly. ;. - \u25a0 .
M. E. Crute, chief traveling agent of
the Southern Pacific, has returned from
a long ramble through the. United
States, saving dollars for Harriman,
sending scalpers to Jail and frighten
ing conductors who ' think it Is right to
share passenger receipts with \ Harri
man. Clute has brought back; with
him an alligator as a souvenir of his
travels. Yesterday morning he gave
a lecture on natural \ history, to the
small 'boys' ln I' the-building;" v- • \
"An alligator is an animal which has
a long life," explained / Clute, "and it
is different from; other animals.' Now.
Johnny, -when a man. gets old he gets
smaller. \u25a0 He shrinks and gets shorter;
The s alligator don't He ; gets ; longer.
This alligator is a baby and so is only
a foot: long. It keeps on" growing bo
long as it: lives, and some live to b»»
500 years. \u25a0 When this alligator, is
200 years old you will, find when, you
measure: it that it will be- exactly
eighteen feet long." - "
\u0084 "Say, .Mr. 1 Clute," -chirruped a boy
fronv the -telegraph . room, "do you in
tend to. measurer it?" ' , ' :.
' "Why, of course," \u25a0 and then Clute de
tected \a: smile 'andl broke; up the: lec
ture : by . telling the boy to go " back ' to
his work : and not rob Harriman by
stealing time. - ' : _^
The foreign '\u25a0 railroad ; offices, includ
ing the South em ' Pacific, are' regretting
they/listened to • the- persuasive- elo-^
quence! of a furniture drummer; from
Kansas ; City /and gave : orders ?; f or : their
office equipment to 'the firm ".he 'repre
sented. The drummer explained that
his;: company 7 had unrivaled . facilities
for the' making of ; furniture, and •> that'
itlwould-be out here before the offices
were ready.- .'None ,;of .V'.thev:furnlture
that was j ordered ; from j this " firm /has
arrived 'and the . furniture people ,in
this city/ are i enjoying ;the 'discomfort
that the railroad people are*: enduring
because " of ; their . wantj.of i faith in ? the
home"' concerns. -i All -the furniture : : that
was^orderedThere-, has ;; been
while: the Jenterprlslng;! Kahsas\ ' City
firm * ; has \u25a0 done* nothing >1 beyond v"'dls-"
patching soothing to angry
:" George j«W.; v Fletcher. 'ofj the « Southern
Pacific and R.R.; Ritchie of, the Chicago
Northwestern -; were ; discussing?: furni
ture, \u25a0 linoleum ; and ; cleanliness \u25a0*• gener
ally : yesterday/ when •' Fletcher j declared
himself; in: favor :'of ;. white.!:- Ritchie ob^
Jected ; and \ then V Fletcher \ told \u25a0 the * fol
lowing£story: Ji- : J ' —^ ,
When : the. Del I Monte twas built there
arose'- a great dispute' between' the chef
and ,the ?, architect^ as 'J. to whether^ the
kltche'nl should »be painted :whlte'or s red:
-The is chef sit ' red ?to \ match '{ the
brlckTwork;tthe;architectlwas; In "•. favor
that fat vlast- both men^ decided Uopre-
Comment of the Press of the State
on Many Topics of Interest
If you pick up a San Francisco pub
lication these days you will find some
thing like this: -Notwithsfa\^dlng. the
fire in April the business transacted
during 190 C .was much greater than
that of 1905." The people down there
in the metropolis speak of the "flre
as though it were an everyday occur
rence. And they act as though it were
such. Barring the lack of facilities
and accommodations which they,, for
erly enjoyed, and the unsightly re
mains of the ruins, a stranger would
never suspect that San Francisco had
been the victim of the" greatest calam
ity which ever befell an American city.
—Nevada City Miner-Transcript.
The Japs have driven the Boston
Steamship Company of Seattle out of
business. The three big ocean liners
will make no more trips to the Orient
but go into the Alaska trade next sum
mer. This Is >only the .beginning and
other American lines must follow suit,
as they cannot, with the union wages,
compete with the 15 cents per day Japs.
Tiie owners of that line live in Boston
and might be good missionaries to
place our case before. the ignorant of
that city— Willows Journal.
Our contention is that when Congress
again legislates in relation to exclusion
It should so broaden that legislation aa
to keep out the objectionable of all na
tions, even if it shall go so far as to
say, as Australia has already said, this
Is to be a white man's country, in
order that we may have here no more
race questions than we have.—Sacra
mento Union.
"Shake after taking" is the password
nowadays of the San Francisco street
car passengers.— Berkeley Reporter.
Germany is willing to take our word
for the healthfulness of fresh meats,
but Insists that the canned product still
have to prove an alibi. In view of the
fact that dachshund sausages are ac
cepted aa readily in this country as
any other brand, this seems a trifle un
grateful on the. part of our German
cousin?.— Los Angeles Express.:^—
The scientists have succeeded in per
suading themselves that the big earth-
The Smart Set
MR. and Mrs. Francis Carolan left
for Coronado on Sunday morn
ing, taking with them as their
guests Miss Katrlna Page-Brown
and Miss Mary Kceney. They had
planned to go on Friday, but were de
tained. Mrs. Henry T. Scott and Mrs.
Joseph B. Crockett were also of the
party, Sunday night was spent in Los
Angeles and yesterday the party pro
ceeded to San Diego. They will be
absent about ten days or two weeks
and will stop a few days at Santa Bar
bara and Del Monte on their way home.
Of especial interest is the news that
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Boardman, who
have been living In Jackson street
since the destruction of their old home
in Franklin street, have purchased the
handsome old Atherton house at Cali
fornia and , Octavla streets and /will
shortly move into tt. This Is one of
the most attractive houses in San Fran
cisco, the interior being especial
ly well designed for extensive "en
tertaining. It will be but a few
seasons until Miss Dora Winn, the
pretty young daughter of Colonel
Frank Winn. U. S. A., who makes her
home with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Boardman, will ,be formally pre
sented to society, and as she has more
than ordinary promises of being a belle
and a success socially. It Is probable
that there will be much gayety in the
new home.
• • •
Mrs. J. R. K. Nuttall will leave on
Monday next for a brief Eastern trip.
- • • •
Mr. and Mrs. William Q. Irwln, Miss
Helene Irwin and Miss Julia Langhorne
did not go to Coronado on Friday even
ing, but Jeft on Sunday evening.
•* * -
Miss Bertha Sidney Smith left on
Friday last for the East, to be away
for several months.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carrlgan ex
pect to leave about the end of this
month for a trip of three or four
months to China and Japan.
• • *
William B. Bourn. James Ellis
Tucker and E. Duplessis Beylard left on
Friday last for New York and will
sail directly for London. They will.be
absent for a few months.
„ The following item from the Wash
ington Post will prove Interesting to
San Franciscans, to whom both Captain
and Mrs. Cloman are well known:
"The Clomans are reaping the reward
of too mucli publicity and, too much
plate. The Clomans are Captain-Syd
ney A. Cloman, the new military at
tache of the American embassy, and.
Mrs. Cloixian. who was Mrs. Clement,' a
wealthy VlUow of Washington. They
have taken a house in Park street, oft
Park Lane. London, and are neighbors
of the Marchioness of Blandford. who is
the mother of the Duke of Marl
"On and before their arrival In Lon
don ; much was publicly said of the
wonderful collection of silver and gilt
plate - owned 'by ' Mrs. Cloman. It was
announced that it had been brought to
England In three specially constructed
zinc cases; that these cases, with their
contents, required the use of the Clo
man home," and that the collection was
sent the. momentous question to Gov
ernor Sta.nlor*.&SqMgjottSßsßs
r : The Governor listened attentively to
both and <- then sent, for J. D. Isaacs,
who is something , of an architect.
Isaacs ' took copious notes of the tes
timony, shook his head several" times
and emitted several ejaculations. Then
he ,asked'-to:be allowed to retire Into
solitude- for the space of one week.
At the end of the. period he declared
himself -ready, to pronounce judgment
The" parties assembled in the : Gover
nor's office , and proceedings were
opened with all : formaltiy.
"Governor," said Isaacs, "red Is an
exceedingly .warm color. A good
color." \u25a0',%'_\u25a0 '
• "Blen !" exclaimed v the .- cookT
""White shows the .dirt" continued
','Then white it shall be," decided the
"Sacre!"- screamed the cook.
- • ' - «\u25a0."\u25a0».
. H.:c. Bush of the Colorado Midland
returned .on the Mariposa yesterday
from "Tahiti, and after spending :a' few
days -in the" city will ; leave .'*_* or -.1 his
home in Denver. -
j'P.-R. Lund, chief train agent for the
Harriman .lines,' left on Sunday .for
Chicago.; in -.connection; with the busi
ness of . : his \u25a0 office.
Stubbs- has . left for the East
and," ls accompanied^by H. A. Jones,'
freight i traffic manager of the' South-
MARCH 5, 1907
quake knocked the Japan current, sev
eral miles out of plumb, thereby chang
ing the glorious climate of California.
Not satisfied with this, they are now
framing up evidence to prove that the
«un is showing signs of weakness.—
Watsonvllle Register.
The stuff the daily papers are pub
lishing about Thaw and hip wife is
perfectly disgusting to the average
reader and much w* it should be sup
pressed. There are columns. page 3 and
whole mammoth editions of the Kast
ern metropolitan press devoted to
Thaw and his wife, the attorneys con
cerned in the case and the actr^ S3
friends of Mrs. Thaw. Better grivn the
public a rest, or at least some news
that is more wholesome.— Richmond
If there is anything that will make
a teetotaler "hot" it is to receive a
long treatise from the governmental
department on the production of "tight
cooperage." Just as if any one in Riv
erside had cares concerning the wood
that enters into the staves of beer, ale
and whisky barrels. In the production
of these by States the tabulation
doesn't even mention California. By
hickory, we feel Insulted! But old
"Kaintuck," why she doubles on any of
'em. — Riverside Enterprise.
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An Eastern newspaper man, has dis
covered that Simon Guggenheim. Colo
rado's new Senator, "began life bare
footed." If he keeps on looking up the
facts he may also discover teat he did
not have a cent In his pocket, nor even
have a pocket. — Cloverdale Reveille.
Now that a woman's club of Los An
geles has sold a piece of real estate
for something more than 130.000 and
considers it nothing^extraordinary, per
haps a few bachelors who are minus
carfare occasionally will Bit up and
take notice. — Los Angeles Express.
One of Stockton's own _ banks has
bought the bonds recently authorized
by that etty at a premium of over $21.
000. The total amount of the issue
was $187,000. Stockton is not so badly
off. after all. — Nevada City Miner-
almost equal In extent, beauty and
value to that of the King.
"The inevitable has come about. The
gentlemen of the jimmy have become
alert, and Scotland Yard has been
quietly Informed that an attempt has
been planned to loot the Cloman treas
ure cases. Following advice from the
inspector's office, the Clooians have put
extra guards 'to watch the wonderful
plate chests and have strung the house
with electrio wires and burglar alarms.
Were the butler's pantry the tower
room of the crown jewels it could not
be better protected."
• ?;'• ;•
Miss Constance Borrowe Is spending
a fortnight in town as the guest of Mrs.
Lester Herrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Safford Colby enter
tained a dozen guests informally at
dinner on Friday evening last at their
home in Sacramento street.
Mrs. Jack Johnston was the guest of
honor at an informal luncheon last
week given by Miss Grace Sanborn at
her home in Fruitvale. --. -^ '
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yeazell (formerly
Miss Cornelia Campbell), who have
lived in Fresno most of the time since
their marriage last year. haye 4 come
north to make their home and* have
taken an attractive cottage in Sausa
lito. They expect to build there a
little later in the year.
Beverly Tucker, who has been in
Chicago for some time past, left, the
"Windy City on Sunday for California
and will engage in business here.
Mrs. Valentine Q. Hush will leave
about April 1 for the East to visit her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Richardson
Wells, in Burlington. Vt ,
• • •-/.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace Chap In
(formerly Miss Helen 'Wilson of Seat
tle), whose wedding was celebrated
last fall, have returned to their home
in Sacramento after spending the win
ter abroad on their wedding journey.
They are at present the guests of the
Dwight Millers in Sacramento and are
being extensively entertained. Mrs.
Chapin's parents. Senator and Mrs.
John L. "Wilson, were expected -to ar
rive a day or two ago from Seattle to
visit her.
Mrs. Arthur L. Whitney, who ha»
been at Casa Contenta in Santa Bar
bara since November last, has returned
to her home in San Mateo.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shoup. who have
made their home In Berkeley for some
time past, expect to leave shortly for
Reno. Nev., where they 'will live In the
future. Mrs. Shoup is at present visit
ing friends at an orange grove near
San Bernardino.
Miss Adella Mills and Miss Elizabeth
Mills, who have been spending the
winter in New York. left, there last
night for California, coming by way
of New Orleans and reaching here
next Monday. Friends of Miss Eliza
beth Mills will be glad to hear of the
success of her songs. Last year, she
composed! a group. "Child's Cycle of
Song." of which she wrote both the
words and the music. These, which
are said to be charming and clever,
have been accepted by the John Church
Company' and will be brought out Im
In the Joke World
Tom — They say Miss Prunes speaks
eight different languages.
Diek — I'll bet $4 she says the same
thing In every one of them.— Detroit
Free Press.
Hicks— A woman will always have
the last word.
Wicks— Oh. I don't know. She'll al
ways give you a chance to apologize.—
Boston Transcript
• • • •
Teacher — How many seasons are
there? \u25a0 • »
-. Tommy — Four.
Teacher — Name then^
Tommy— Basketball, baseball, foot
ball and charity ball." — Yonkers States
Clerk — You can't get a room her*
for . that . man : he's drunk.
Man (supporting a weary friend)—
That's all right: what of that?
Clerk— This is a temperance hoteL
Man — Well. . he's too drunk to know
the difference. — Army and Navy JAf.
Edith (the heroine) — And can you
forgive me?
George (the hero) — Can you ask, mj
_ [Note— This dialogue Is printed for
the benefit of the man who really wants
to hear the last line of a play.] — PucJfc

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