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SUNDAY
The San Francisco Call
JOHN D. SPRECKELS Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK General Manager I
ERNEST S. SIMPSON '. .Manaf ing Editor ;
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FRANCHISE GRABBERS MUST PAY THE FULL PRICE
THE corrupt market for public service franchises in San
Francisco is closed. We venture to say that it will not reopen
in the lifetime of any man now living. The price of these
privileges will in future go where it belongs— in tne municipal
treasury. „ {
The Call does not favor the disturbance of existing industrial
conditions nor any attack on vested interests or property, save in so
far as they have been obtained by fraud. The value of franchises
obtained by bribery must be restored to the municipal treasury. The
tact that a great fortune was expended in bribes to compass the grant
will not be accepted in mitigation of the restitution, but, rather,
must be counted in aggravation of the offense.
At the time that the overhead trolley permit was given to the
United Railroads The Call did not dispute the policy of the grant.
We recognized that it was a question of detail on which there might
be honest differences of opinion. What everybody wanted at the
time was the speedy restoration of urban transportation. It was
not a time to stand in the way of rehabilitation with niggling ob
jections. But The Call did insist in the strongest terms, and still
insists, that a just price for this valuable' franchise be paid into
How many million dollars that franchise may be worth we
cannot say. The gossip of Wall street put the figure very high.
The city never got a penny. The money is still due.
That money must be paid to the cit3'. It is not too late to
make the restitution. It is time for Mr. Calhoun to begin honest.
The city will try to keep him honest henceforth. The" situations
arc reversed, and the people hold the whip.
The case of the Home Telephone Company's franchise differs
from that of the United Railroads. In this instance no material
interests of any consequence have vested and no public incon
venience would attend the. forfeiture. The only complication arises
from the fact that the other telephone company would be the chief
gainer by the forfeiture, and its hands are not clean. The forfeiture
of the Home telephone franchise would be an indirect premium on
the "bribery committed by the old company. If this consideration
should be held to have weight against the policy of forfeiture, then
the Home Telephone Company can be permitted to hold its fran
chise only on payment of its full value to the city.
The education of the public service corporations is proceeding.
The process is painful and expensive, but we feel that it will keep
them honest for some time to come.
THE SUIT CASE IN CRIME
THE relations of the suit case to crime demand investi
gation. This, ordinary and, one might suppose, commonplace
domestic appliance figures in the most prominent rntnner-in
the disclosures concerning graft and bribery in San Francisco.
For example, the foreman of the Grand Jury produced his wad of
indictments from a suit case, and one gentleman of the press,
t^f more than common enterprise, at once discovered that this usually
prosaic receptacle had an "ominous*' appearance. That seems like
an indignity put upon a time-honored adjective which generations
of reporters have reserved for die click of a pistol. We hope the
gentleman will not waste his best adjectives or degrade them for
anything less than bloodshed.
There is another suit case which the same ingenious gentle
man of the press might say "looms up on the trail of the boodlers."
• This, of course, is a corporation case. We have often wondered
(what "the sack" was like, and now we know. Ko corporation was
'ever known to wear a dress suit, but the Home Telephone Company
;carries its stealthy boodle in the polite disguise of a leather case.
. - Here is a field for original research quite as worthy of exploita
tion by way of thesis for the degree of doctor of, philosophy as
itnahy of the subjects thatwise honored. We are not prepared to
*:say that the suit case maddens to crime. In the way, , "of
'temptation it is about on a level with a pair of false whiskers,
tit can never rise to the dignity of capital crime. We have 'had
! trunk ! murders in plenty, but no slayer of his kind has ever suc
ceeded in, stuffing his victim into a suit case. It seems as if the
ibest it could do was to look "ominous" to some gentlemen of the
press — the kind that write with their feet.
A CONFLICT OF CIVILIZATIONS
f \u25a0 H E way of the barbaric potentate sojourning ; in a strange
I land is full of trials. A great Frenchman has, related to us
I ' the troubles of "Kings in Exile," but these are trifling com
pared to the unexpected . embarrassments that attend- the
Asiatic mugwump -on his travels because of the conflict of
civilizations.
It is not very long since the Aga of Boggley Wallah, or some
other Indian principality, passed -through San Francisco on hisavay
East, and, having taken an overland train, appeared neJct morning
in the dining car* habited in pajamas and- no more. At this stage of
the proceedings he was confronted by that great American potentate,
the Pull man conductor, who straightway and sternly ordered ; his
$ercnc Highness to change his garb. That kind of thing might go
in India, but here not even the Exalted Ruler of the Independent
Order .of the Blue Breath could be allowed to go at large in
This conflict of civilizations; had illustration during tJie
recent visit of the Ameer of Afghanistan to Calcutta and other
'cities of British India. The endeavor of his hosts was to persuade
EDITORIAL PAGE
their Voyal visitor that the whole country and. everything therein
belonged to him and was at" his service. But when the visiting
i potentate cpneeived a violent attachment for the Duchess. of Man
chester and expressed" a desire to buy.lier and take her., home to
Cabul the : situation grew embarrassing: i ' 'V
The old Shah of Persia when he. visited England some years
ago had the time of his. life, but he coiild not' understand the
reluctance of a friendl)' Government to have 'a nian. hanged in his
presence as a form of royal entertainment, and he put it down
to some silly European squeamishness. He did, however, succeed
in getting his vvay about seeing a prize fight with bare knuckles
to illustrate one phase of Anglo-Saxon civilization. The .tight, was
had in the stables at the rear of Buckingham Palace^ but the; func
tion was late in coming off and^ overlapped an appointment that
had been made for a meeting between the Shah and the Archbishops
of Canterbury and York and other Bishops, who; desirecl4o plead
the cause of Christian missions in/Persia. .The officials, of the palace
had not been given the tip on the sporting event, in /progress in' the
royal stables, but, having ascertained the Shah's whereabouts, con
ducted the visitors to the scene of combat. The entry*; of the pre
lates was quite dramatic and their retreat .precipitate; but never
until the day of hjs . death was the Persian ruler able to under
stand the British conscience, where it began and where; it ended.
These grotesque unpleasantnesses serve to^illiistrate in ah
amusing fashion the irreconcilable conflict between, occidental and
oriental civilizations, which comes home to us hi more actual: and
formidable shape on the Pacific Coast. .Their ways are not -and
never will be our ways.
In the Joke World
Frieda— Frauleln. what Is love? '
Teacher — Love is an itching you
can't scratch away. — Die Muskete.
• * • '\u25a0 •'
. First Commuter— What do you . do
with yourself evenlngs.-old : man?
Second Commuter— l take the 3:03
train from t the city. — Puck.
\u25a0 : ,'; V •'"•'-' * '
"Do you walk to and from your busi
ness for exercise?" "'
' "No; I- walk for, rest. l : -When I, want
exercise I ride and hang on the straps."
— Washington Star.
: ''* ' ."•\u25a0'.•..•
\u25a0 Doctor— You .should regulate your)
wearing aflpare) -according to the!
weather. v -.- \u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0 -. . ' . -'\u25a0 \u25a0' , - "';" ';
-. Patient— Hul«! '.What do you take me I
for— -a' lightning .change artist?— Ch
icago New*. . :.•. «.:. , '. \u25a0:; -
• • \u2666 '\u25a0',•-.
. ""Her -husband left; her "a; fortune on
condition that she 'sliouldn't^marry,'
again," and' you. say. s\\t isn't 'satisfl^d?''
" "No.^ She can't. make out whether it
m'esns i Jealousy' or revenge."-— Detroit
Free Pre«*.
• • \u25a0•\u0084. ' • \u0084
, "Our contention,", said the' lawyer. 1 - for
the literary person, "is that our ..client's r
band ,was>so- Injured.." by ithe: accident ;
that for six . moqths "he has been un- \
able y to write." .' , .. \u25a0\u25a0*'.!!
"And our contention," ; proclaimed the j
def epse, ;,' "is 'that .this -very /^disability
has : *a.v«d * the" plaintiff ' so much ': money.
In postage that ; he really is in. our
debt.^;, ;.; : " . \u25a0 '". -.." .-• : ;:>-G^g}:
• Then^the case 4 went; to trial.— Pli I la- i
d^lphja^- Uedser. / .;- J n-;'/,^;, v .,--"v'..i \::Ai
The Cartoonist's Revie w of the Week
C. I* . Donahoe of Willows is : at the
Baltimore. 7 - . V
V.W. E.. Evans, a merchant af.l>*ew
.York.: ls at tlie Savoy. = . *
- Joseph F. Cody, a manufacturer of
Peorla, 111.. Is at the Savoy., r v : ;- ;
George W. Root.Va.inining man 'from
Qras3 -.Valley,".: and .wife' are', atV the
Savoy.v ' \u25a0•'. - -.: •\u0084.."'\u25a0- - - - ; ' .
.1. V. -Adams,. .president of <\u25a0 th«"--,Tele
phone v Company, in >Nevada, \u25a0 and "wife
are at the- Savoy/ * -,' \u25a0
Judge; V. T.\ Hoggatt of Bullfrog,
who •Is • staying 'at , the \u25a0 St. ; Francis, .will
leave- for. New York on Tuesday.? ' ;
" .Senator Francis G.-Newlahds •arrived
from Carson. Cityj last night*, and is 'at
the Palace." He ' go t'as ; far as -Port : Costa
yesterday v by : trains and." then •came. "to
thls'clty.by-a tug.: j;
„ Arrivals at' Grand Central yesterday
.we're I* O. May and Charles B.; Buit of
New * York. Frank Carroll of Ouray.
Colo.;, and: R. ft; Wheeler v of iJa'Colo-7
rada.'Mejk'i'o';., v": v ' • . v^
V r SclenUstß 'are; ibastngVoal ctilatlon 'a'-. on 1
a' sku 1 1 'discovered in Nebraska to . shoW,
t hat; the jay or a gc; ji'ei gh to f man 'on ;. thl * J
con t i n i en tV 200.2 00.0 00 * y oars wgo '', was s s cov oj 1 1
feet.^ VThls, ;|s\'interestlng.i = If; people
continue .to shrink 'at the; rate of; a foot
and [some 'inches [every 5 200,000/ years; in
Uie;cbursyrof,|time4thefaVerage| flat *will
be" \u25a0 al'undontlyv rooniy.- 1^ '.Washington
Personal Mention
II L'.M '.SS A IVt- r »T3IK>"T JO ; Kl,.\T.s
Answers to Queries
I MANILA— G.F..Cfty. Manila sur
rendered to the United States forces on
August 13, 1898. ,; . v
TEETH— Subscriber. City.. It your
teethnrc; Vturnlnier black" -you' had bet
ter.consult a dentist., £": • \u25a0".\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0"'. " "-'\u25a0',''•'?
ALTOMOBILES— P.. City. , Up to
February 1,; 1907, there were 9084 reg
istered automobiles In the State 'of
California. About -4000_ were In San
Francisco. " *
. INVENTION — F., U., Modesto. Cal.
Tho United States does nbt pay.for?ln
ventions.. It has not paid; for the in
vention of the telephone,' the .wireless
telegraph nor the automobile.' '••
1 COIN ' QIIESTIONa--Subscrlbers . and
others. This department receives about
twenty; letters a week askinar; the value
of coins." Such questions 'are not; an
swered in this department for the rea
son that if \u25a0 they,' were there -would' not
be rpora t for otherjanswers.: Coln'ques
•ttons 'must \u25a0 be ; accompanied
stamped and -self-addressed' envelope. -.";•
WORLEi .'"RECORD— U. M. 0.. City.
Up. to January l}of the "current year
the world's trottjnff record. was held by
l^ou" Dillon (against ' time)," one mile,
Memphis. TennJ (paced by runner,. to
sulky, ;,wlnd . orl dust shield/
runner preceding 1 trotter).'." in. 1:58*4.
October 24.1905. .The 'record ;f or a mile
in a raco is held by Cresce\is, IBflgrhton
Beach.NY V., ; Aug:ust 15,"18O1, in 2:04%T
IN GOD WE TRUST— H. C.T., Stock
ton,. Cal/ 'In answer yto your question;
"Wliy is I' not ; \u25a0 the • motto 'In God \u25a0 We
Trust' not , on a SlOpicce of/1844?'vthia
department. lias'- to ; say ;-t hat i the '-intro
duction '.'of- a~r«ll|fious^:motto^or: device
for?: tne \u25a0 colnagre was^- suggested - more
or ;• less directly ./"several '> times,^but' -the
suggestion;. that ; waa flnally:. adopted
came ; t rom *a" Maryland h farmer,' whose
name ie not given ln'rhlstory.i In»1861.
e wheh\ Salmon \u25a0- P. • Chase 'wai 'Secretary
of •jthe L.Treafury, ': ho r«>cei ved .'a i letter
from tliisi farmer,' who sug:eested; that;
atiwe claimedtto.be a ChrJstlahpeople,
we should •: our^ profession J='on
our coinage.;" The^letter.?,was\ referred
to" the -Director of the; United ': States
Mint, iJames. Pollock,".^ who., : in (his /re*-.
poftV for 1 852,' discussed the . question
of :thV>reeognition . ; "of ; the r . sovereignty
of. God /a nd voiir 'i trust" in^him.^on / our
coins. rlThe proposition 'to Introduce"; a
motto. upon "thp «olns,-he.i«atd.;had\been
f a vorably: considered \ by 'Mr?' Chase," and
ho ;.did- not "doubt. ; hut', bolleved,;that ! it
would meet /with .an v approval iby an
intelligfnt publlo anntiment. ;. But' Coii
ijrpsn^paid noj attention ;to.' ,the :.'sug'
prestion. and in him -next, "annual "ropprt
he again 'r«;frrV;rd^toltliP subject] ln , the
followlnic:.^worils:^-U.''TlifiV. motto 1^
gest<?<J..','God Our; Trust, V; isi taken jf rom
our.'Ainprican* hymn.*, 'Th« - Star, Simngled
liannpr.T'l-'etius'revPirpritly'i ackhowl-"
edgfi : : li I* Vsoyrf eighty ,, and Hot uur-coln
l'h.grp *d*eclareTour'tru»f ; ins God.',! -';c A' 'two-.
cent^ijrona*^ picsce'^wasi authorized " by
CongressrAprllj"'22, J '18G2,., and-^upon; it
was % flrst^stainped|.vln) I CT6d t.",
Byjanfactf of I^Congress;^ March I SCS, 5 ;
[auth6rHy^w^|giyt;n|tq|placeJthu|m"otto
THE INSIDER
Connects origin of high flavpr of game with
slovy transportation in the olden days and
tells stories', about opera stars :;
~ T V, r- f v LIT SHOULD like to know how many, of
Game Was Flavored you chaps you ep icures of the Padfic
bySlOVV Freight ±ij n i ont Bohemian and Family clubs,"
observed the professor, after he had been offered and turned down. a highly
seasoned .dish. ' ; know the origin of the high flavor of~gainc favored by gour
mets; 'C. In the long ago. before rapid transit and cold storage, the 'quality*
Hying in cities were often the recipients of haunches of venison and hampers
of game, but it had begun to spoil before it reached them. Those who,
having no game preserves of the,ir own, knew nothing of the genuine flavor
thought the tainted taste was the distinguishing feature, the natural flavor,
and educated their palates accordingly. :v .". " •
'."Charles Godfrey Leland, the authority on the Romany people, said he
was at a dinner in England where two of. the guests had in their early years
been gypsies. . Leland was much amused at a comment made by the man to
his wife when a dish' of rather highly seasoned game made its appearance.
•We've eaten many. things in our gypsy days,' he said in the Romany tongue,
"but nothing quite so dead as that.'"
\u0084,. . \u0084 A man in the car was telling his neighbor
Women Mixed Up \u25a0 about a new club: his wife had just joined.
on Name of Club - [t | iad v i ovc o f a start," he said, '"literary,
of course, and the dues are a dime a month or something like that — within
the reach of the burned out. I think "she said they were to call themselves
Hypatias, but they are all mixed up on Hypatia and AspasJ3, and 1 don t
believe my wife knows '.t'other from which. They are serious as owls, though,
about their great object, and I believe they think they will soon leave the
Spinners nowhere." . ' .
'"*.'.-. -, _ - A women's club in San Jose had an experi-
Jack London Scores cncc with j ack London, and the story is now
San Jose Hostesses j n print for the first time. \u25a0 London was asked
to be a lion for the club at a great banquet the ladies had projected. He did
not refuse the invitation, but the members wished he had— afterward. The
trouble with Jack is that when he is wanted as a lion he roars like a wild
beast in the jungle instead of emulating Bottom and coqing like a dove. The
club had spent a- pile of money on the banquet, the tables were most
splendidly v decorated and the menu was a stunner. What did the lion do
when he was asked to sit down to this fine spread? When called upon for
an address he pitched into the hostesses in great shape, condemning the
waste of food and the ostentation of embellishment when so many were
going hungry in .the wide outside world. He said that those that feasted
when they were not hungry wore murderers of those who starved to death.
' ' . _ , , Xordica tell* several entertaining stories of
NordlCa IS FOOled the s ; ngers with whom she l, as been asso
by Jean de Reszke ciated in her' grand opera tours. In the
long journeys across the continent all the accomplishment* of the company
are brought into p-fay to lighten the monotony. Edouard de Reszke can
do a perfect imitation of. a "cello, and his brother Jean imitates the voices
and sounds of animals. "One time when I entered my dressing-room,"
says Xordica. "I heard my pet poodle . barking, the sound coming from
beneath the piano. "I couldn't imagine how the little dog could have reached
the theater, for I had certainly left him at home in my room in the hotel,
safely locked in. 1 calledihim by his name — and then out from under the
piano came Jean de Reszke, on all fours,, and laughing at the way he had
mystified me." ;•-;!•,";' :"-> s
\u25a0'\u25a0'_. . - : ? ' Campanari is an amateur chef. Like* most
Campanari COOKS Italians he has a passion for macaroni, but
:;:-, Macaroni, Divinely he does not like the ordinary method of
preparing it in vogue with hotel cooks. When he .goes on his travels, I
hear, he carries with him a little apparatus for. cooking his favorite dish.
- _ - . . Mary, ageld eleven, sighed deeply as she ob-
Postponements Arc served to her mother: «., have somany
a Worry tO Many postponements this week that I don't know
where I. am at. v Her mothy stared uncomprehending, and Mary explained:
"There is sewing class today,' rehearsal tomorrow, the church Friday, another
rehearsal Saturday— every day postponed, you see."'
D - y,- . . Old San 'Prancisco pioneers love to tell
Ketugees L^nerisn abo^ t those • two famous - dogSj La zarU3 anc j
a Vagrant Canine v ' Bummer, who used to haunt . a popular
saloon and whoUiaye figured in print in the annals of our city. -The Mission
Park refugees ljavc a pet canine' that they think should be made the subject
of a story.. He wandered into the park one day, a shabby, dejected shadow
of a dog. -One of .the cottagers took pity on him, gave Him a place by hia
fire.and a bite of dinner. 'He made "friends with the rest of the parkas
inhabitants, and; they christened him "Bum/ He became the pet of the
place: : One day last week the poundman came along and gathered "Bum"
in. The refugees felt so badly about it that one of them took a hat around
and collected the amount of the pound "fee in dimes and nickels. "Bum"
was restored to his friends, #nd now they are going to keep him until he
dies for they have paid\his license and he is safe from the pound.
Gossip in Railway Circles
" The local agents of Eastern railroads
are perturbed" over the news' that the
lines intend to stop sending their large
furniture and vehicle cars to the Pa
cific Coast. 'They allege that these
cars get mysteriously lost in the "West,
and that when . they are lost they dis
appear : from sight for months and that
it is only after repeated efforts that
they "are able to recover the cars. An
earnest effort will be made by railroad
men on this coast to persuade the East
ern (lines 'to reconsider their Intention
in. the". matter.
: \ \u25a0 .\u25a0- .- •; • ..- - * - -.
: '"ijUl"-JlHnchman. who represents the
Santa Fe at' Sacramento, had a joke
played^upbn him 'recently by a -pretty,
teacher of; the* district school near Red
Bluff.' She waa srlvlng:; her classes les
sons :in writing business letters and
told .hervpupils. to address, a letter to
Hinchman af Sacramento.' asking for
information -about, a trip East Some
twenty-odd letters, arrived and Hlnctr
man'was delighted. , He tu shed to the
telegraph* office and sent the following
wire to hlfl traveling agent. Sam
Barnes: "Meet me- at Red Bluff. Big:
bunch going: : East."
'Later, Hinchman found out that there
was > : nothing doing:.
! • Railroad > men : are Interested: In • the_
announcement*; made 1 , that' the r Standard
Portland f Cementi- Company,: the "Santa
Cruz |C?rnent : Company * and , the North
western cement \ plants,*; which are con-"
trolled or } owned: by . W.X J.: Dingree \u25a0 and
his ;\u25a0 associates,' were;; preparing • to In
creais«»jthelr. capacity. 50 Jp^r cent. This
means several hundred carloads of add
ed; freight '•» annually for. the
In this ' State. . '
- John T. Hkolton. \u25a0 freight and . passen
ger agent of the Gould lines at .'Sac
ramento,*, has"- resigned and purchased
anj" inVerest Jin ; anV undertaking'' . estab
lishment,:\.?For- a long: tf me; h? "had been
seeking j^a - position^ where; -.there, would
beinoback talk," says" a*Sacramento"cor
'respondent." " .-'•,/.*.".
r'-C.c 'A.- .Ruthft'rford. \ district* passenger
apeht 'of .thp Rock -Island uystem;...who
wasiheldiiip by washouts ;- at • several
places*, while ;, endeavoring m to '\u25a0 return
here ; ; fromy: Reno, "-'arrived. 1 ;- In • the : clty
ybsterday.^,; Ho "said ithe ?, Southern? Pa
clficifhad^a^large"number,,of 'menL'at
,work|repairinß, 1 that_breaks> in ' the line
and %t ha 1 2; he c felt : '-" co h fid en t thata t the
company,^ would, be .ablf' to .keep the
MARCH 24, 1907
road open from Sacramento east. There
was a great deal of snow In the Sierras,
more than he had ever aaen there be
fore, ami the only danger to be ap
prehended was- a sudden setting In of '
warm weather, and the consequent
rapid melting, of snow, - which would ;
be likely to cause many washouts.. "
•' • •
H. W. Morrison, general freight ajrent
of the Rock Island system, arrived in
the city yesterday. .He was held up
for some, time on the delayed No. 9
train below MUlbrae. .Morrison's head
quarters are; at Little Rock^ Ark.
H. Wlthrow, a correspondent of th«
Railway. Age. is paying a visit to the
city.- and Is here for the purpose,- It is
said, of writing for the columns of his
paper an account of the; work being
done in rehabilitating the city.
The Southern Pacific and the Santa
Fe have been given the opportunity to
clear their freight yard?, to a certain
extent, of loaded cars. According to
the, statement of O. a W. Lupton, who
has charge of th» Santa Fe yards at
China Basin, there were only' twelve
loaded cars In the yards at that point
on ; Thursday night. The Southern Pa,
clfic : has cleared " out ' a number of cars,
but complaints were made that owing
to the wet > weather few team* were at
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.'One of Abner ; Mann's bright scholars
was told to write out a circular to the
effect that the Southern Pacific had
arranged to exchange with" the
steamer.- Columbia for detained pas
sengers bound for Portland and Se
attle, and he wrote this:
"The ' steamer Korea will start Jat
once for- Ashland and way stations
bound for - Portland."
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The' Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
Is spreading broadcast over the country
a big postal card on the back 6. which
Is :a picture. showing, reconstruction In
i.ie* city' and , giving ; fact* and figures
of? the .work- being done in th« fway , of
rehabilitation. 'It is on« of the best ad
vertisements .' that * has been published
by "any, railroad in the United States.
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,:' : P.-.R.". Lund, chief 1 train agent of the
Harriman lines, has returned ' from the
Easf and ,-says, there is a : blg Inquiry In*
the Bast" about California "and he looks
forj;; an enormous . irhmlgratlon'^to" th«
coast during the last weeks "that - th«
f colonist rates are; In effect. ~J

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