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The San Francisco CaJl
CHARLES W. HORNICK .General Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON I .Managing Editor
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A LWAYS there comes a period in the history .of municipal
I\ bribery scandals- when panic seizes the offenders. In the
famous Tweed exposures in New York the panic fell when
Tweed, the arch corruptionist, fled the country. That broke
the rinsr: the pieces fell apart and the rest was not difficult. .In
the San Francisco graft investigation the panic dates from Ruef's
capture in the suburban resort to which he had fled. Deprived
of his directing counsel the boodlers fell apart and ran for cover.
One after the other they confessed their crimes, and novy Ruef
himself follows their example. That may be taken to be the mean
ing of his plea of guilty ' made yesterday to the indictment for
extortion. It is a bid for mercy on" terms.
Ruefs public statement made in court confirms this explana
tion of his action where he says :
During the past two weeks I have thought deeply and often of this
situation, its causes and conditions. To offer excuses now would be folly.
To xrake an effort at some reparation for the public good is, however, more j
than possible.' To assist in making more difficult, if not impossible, the
system which dominates our public men and corrupts our. politics will be a
welcome task. I have decided that whatever energy, or abilities I . possess
for the future shall be devoted, even in the humblest" capacity, to restoring
tfce ideals that have been lowered.
The props were knocked from under the whole conspiracy
of boodle, bribery and graft when Ruef was taken into custody.
The leader of the gang, secluded from his familiars, saw all his
schemes stranded, shipwrecked. His easy tools ran for safety. It
was a case of the devil take. the hindmost, and Ruef has finally
decided that he shall not be made to suffer for the sins of all.
. It is impossible yet to estimate the full effect or ultimate bear
ing of Ruef's confession. It may be complete or it may be only
partial. The Call is inclined to think that it will be found com
plete in air particulars. Heney and Burns fire not men to be
satisfied with less, and they have handled confessing sinners before'
The auger of cross examination, once given a hold, bores deep
It is the beginning that is hard and difficult. *
What does all this mean? Its primary and most important
bearing is on the promised indictment of people "higher up."
Schmitz and Calhoun and maybe others still higher and more
dangerous are in greater peril than ever- of the penitentiary. The
kingpin of the whole machinery of bribery has been pulled out
and the entire apparatus is tumbling about their ears.
There need be no quarrel with Ruefs special plea for mercy.
The excuses that he puts forth in his own justification are obviously
and painfully weak, but who would be ungenerous to the fallen
who repents? . - \u25a0 ' -. . \u25a0\u25a0
All this is a splendid and . striking triumph- for Francis 'j-
Heney and William J. Burns. It is justification ''strong as holy
writ for any promises they may have made. -Mr. Langdon >has
done his share. They have made good one and all. The promise
that Heney made in his speech at the Mechanics' pavilion is
redeemed and the vilification that followed his promise is turned
on his pursuers.
THE postponement of the Ohio political conference and the
meeting of the republican state committee means "merely that
Foraker .is . already on his knees crying; for ..'quarter: Not long
ago it was the prevailing belief among polititians that Forakd
and Dick controlled the organization, but the Taft people appear
to have taken it away from the senators.
Taft has shown surprising strength in his home state. The
politicians have come to realize that the people -are^behind the
secretary of war on the personal issue raised \by Foraken fQf
twenty-one congressmen in Ohio seventeen have declared for Taft',
and one who at first took sides with Foraker has experienced' a
change of heart and is making overtures to be taken into the Taft
camp. It is already certain that Taft will have a. majority of the
Ohio delegation, and the only question that . remains open is
whether it will be solidly behind him.. '
. Foraker might be.able to split the delegation, and thisy is /doubt
less the basis of present overtures ~ from "that camp. It iis "quite
doubtful whether the Taft people^ will engage in' any such,negotia
tions. . George 8. , C0x, the Cincinnati boss. ; thre\y out- a feeler^ of
the same kind when he proposed the compromise by Which Foraker
was to succeed himself as senator and Taft was: to have the
gation to the . national convention of next year. But when Repre
sentative Burton, speaking for the Taft, forces,, ;, refused > to\ have
anything to do with Cox or his proposals, even Foraker was com
pelled to repudiate the Cincinnati boss, more in sbrFoiv, of course,
than m f anger. Foraker politics does not appear" to; be v e specially
prosperous in Ohio this season. g^§|jggypßßiHfafißß| *\u25a0'.
IN 1905. for the first time in the history; of the /United- States, the
immigration figures passed the- 1^)00,000 mark, in >» tHat yearilhe
influx of. alien immigrants' was .1,027,421; \u25a0' Last year it -was
1,062,084. Since 1901 up to the .beginnings of -'the "present "year;
the total was ; 6,097,655,, which ; is; greater than- the , whole f number
of immigrants for any previous decade. If the : present; rate is
maintained the immigration for . this decade wilL be; 'double ; that; of
the highest previous ten year, period and about^ four; times as. great
as the average since 1851. The figures are. testimony i tojthe[abound
ing, prosperity of the country in- the -pastihalf dozen -years^ because
high wages and plenty of work are the causes- of the increase; but
they have other features; which are less agreeable. -
Something of this^appears from the recent figures of popula
tion given out by the national" census bureau/ For, 1904 the popu
lation of the United States, excluding Alaska and ithe islands; was
83,941,510. From these figures the increase for ;1905- was 1.312,339,
of which 1,027,421; was alien immigration,Vand for 1906 the increase
was 1,367,315, of .which 1,062,084 was by immigration. The native
born increase, therefore, -for 1905' was only 185,840 and for 1906
266,580. These are startling results _if they are true. They mean
that within a period easily calculated the- whole native born popu
lation, will -virtually be ; replaced by immigration; j chiefly from"
southwestern Europe, with; some, help,; perhapsj (from Asia; : "The
census bureau estimates may not be accurate, but if; they are any
where near the mark they ; disclose a condition: that imperatively
calls for regulation. The native birth rate will ] increase in a normal
way- when the field of opportunity is not ' usurped and - crowded by
an ; alien .'population, v with: the lowest" ;Standards ; ;of Hiving: This is
the; doctrine ; that; .California ;.has~ preached to the- sister states^ ever;
since 1880 i in connection hwith yAsiatic^immig/ation:':'' B They'. : Sy|li : ;find^
that it applies i with nearly equal; force- to the- hordes rthat" come
here from southwestern; Europe. _'\u25a0".'' -The' : only.-" material difference is
that we can assimilate the Europeans of- the; second generation,
while "that is impossible.with Asiatics.
I .- I : H, « A.. Hutchings" of . Manila is at .tho ;
Imperial. -.*;
Thomas Flint of San Juan is!at the;
St Francis. -. /
0- J- McLellan of "New. Orleans isat;
; the Hamlin.
! J. W. BlQunt and Miss Blount of Lon- :
| don are at the Palace. v
I Dr. Eugene' J. Snyder.'Jr. of Kansas
City is ,at . the Hamlin. /, \u0084
[ Mr,; and Mrs. Robert H^nry of Seattle
jare guests* at the- Fairmont.
Frederick D.Bonner. and T family*- r>f ,
New Haven are at -thej Imperial. !'. . j
Mr. and Mrs.; W. Gregg" of Edison
registered- at ; the ' Palace j yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. ;N. Tanzen and Miss F.
Tanzen of Copenhagen areat the Jef
ferson. ' ':;; . \u25a0 :\u25a0:-..- . \u25a0 '\u25a0-.\u25a0 ''\u25a0 '.- s . •_:'
Dr. J. y J. Thompson of EdwardsviHe,
Kan., :a prominent .'Shriner,' ,|s-; at':. the
Hamlin. ; \u25a0-, •' • \u25a0; : -- ; L : \u25a0-';.;, ' : ;:-J \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. V\^\u0094s *:*"•?
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Hicks and Mr. and
Mrs. 1 of Grand Rapids are
at the^MaJeetlc. "
Charles M.i Swift," a Detroit manufac'
turer,. and his wife'and /daughter 'and
Miss Gillett ; are , staying at the Fair-f
mont. . . ..\u25a0'; :\u25a0•;\u25a0•\u25a0 <-. \u25a0"\u25a0'\u25a0 ; :• ; ' .. \u0084
I SHlNGLES— Subscriber. City. fAmeri
can> shingles jareT 18; inches 'long 'by 6
xvide.^ Some^ put:them'onltho"roof'one
third : to> weather.; that; is-; 12 ? inches? in
[ cover and 6 of -lap?..'.To ithe square; foot
l it takes j nine" shingles ; if a exposed "four
j inches,' B : if exposedUHlnches'ahd^Jl-o
if- exposed': 5 "inches "to "the ; weather.
The number, required; to, cover a^roof is
/aV matter of calculation/-; !>;- .'• ;;
scriber, i City. f : It- is : st ated that : at high
ndon,;if :a^ watch held v soithat
shadow line falls, upori:it and lthe; watch
turned? so; that the line wli) fnllton ;. tUo
figure j XII: that ' will j be; tho • direction*of
the norih, 111 the -- : eau,'f .V7/ the south
and . lX ; the west. '"Thelmo • of a-10 cent
'compas3.will be much les« trouble, ;•
; .: NAME— Subscriber,^ Mountain C View,'
Cal.': Sych names as Heney,? Henjy," Hen
; *£'You are nof as popular, as you might
be," said;the;f rlehdf \u25a0\u25a0', V,; :\u25a0;'\u25a0 Vr-?.>,^ :\ >-^y
-\u25a0\u25a0-VI don't iWßnt?to*«be;ahy.i i ,lflol : .iQftthe
masses," i answered m Senator^ Sorghum; ;
''It's ;. better.}- notH to s haye|them | hypno-."
tiised ' into f a^statelof iunfeasoning(admi?
ration.* { Thi ?re? is) liable! to^be \ top i'm uch'
o£l;aV?r.eaqtionSwhen s;theUwake \u25a0 up.v-i.;
.Washington^- Stair;'; -^"'•,;-'!-r^ i ;- y'-'v*: : : ;;^: : ": '.'.\ '\u25a0:';\u25a0'
, "I»s yolirj sieter g9ingvto «marry/Mr.'
Twickeriha'm,*V Johnny?". '"^ • j> V -'-"\u25a0'
-'."Sister, ain't told me ' she" was goln*.' to
marry him, 1 : but -I bet she": will. "":.'" > '
.; : :r^hy?" •-.;:• ;;;f; : -. , r ;-, a i;S,^';-^vv v .^:'
'• 'Cause ; she; said *she^ wouldn't"--^
Cleveland Plain iDeaJer. - - -.
: 2 said; th«l«peaker,;*rwe
The;tieß must be'eut-y The * Rubicon "ia
Brought to a Standstill
Personal Mention
\'). \u25a0 Answers to .Queries . '.
.'.. In the Joke World .V
;Mr. and Mrs. H. F.Elsen' of Antwerp
arrived -on. the Mongolia yesterday, and
registered > at l the -Fairmont. ,'
F. Faubel, a. planter, of : Java; accom
panied , by iS. L. Corneliuson >; of ;' Pasa-'
dena, registered 'at the Jefferson ytfs
torday.\ - ' ' \u25a0; ..-. •• .
' :Mr. and " Mrs. ; L. :C. Bliss of Boston,
accompanied byMlas Bliss, Mrs. Hinton
and.Miss Mosely, are guests at the- St.
Franclsr-"' ; . ' ~ " T "_ .\u25a0'* "" ' .' '• r '
. G. W, Baird, a naval bfflcer, accom
panied'by his wife and Miss L. Prathers,'
arrived ' oh ; the; Mo ngolia /yesterday 'and
registered -at the Jefforsoh.
r -.H. tw. I ' Penison ;of (Tokyo,iwbo.;l3 to
represent the; Japanese^ government l,ri
the • peace conference to be \u25a0 held at The
Hague,'<reglstered ; at the St. Francis
yesterday." \u25a0":,-/\u25a0',_'\u25a0 ' ' .' ' .. ' - .*.-\u25a0 '*;'.-- ;.; ' \u25a0.- '
! '-'. Mrs.' George .Han ha and ; her daughter,
Pauline, and; son,, ReaHanna," of Berke
ley,; who" ; had-; been in ; the orient
had returned Yon '-\u25a0. the '\ Mongolia, - are :at
the Robins. :; : • ', . •; \u25a0
.("Among.the arrivals at the Palace yes
terday •: were : Mr. and \ Mrs., W. G.* Black
and • Mr. and ; Mrs. ' F.\ Jameson;; wealth^v
residents i of ;: Glasgow, Scotland,: who"
have been •'traveling; in the* far east '
ley.and:th§,like arefdivided on tho first
thre,e) le. tters.^Hen.V^tThia "department
will^send * address ; of .prominent
persons ? by, 't mail 'when ;\u25a0 the " request '„ is
accompanied ' by. • a self addressed , and
stamped.envelope. .-' - \u25a0 ' 1: ' : - '; \u25a0 ;
\u25a0'"^ ?; r:.". '->$''?? :^-">-i.*. :v. •.••.'\u25a0\u25a0';.•\u25a0 . :.'*-. -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'
;'• V PATRONYMIC— T. ; , .'; City. : The Y- Rus
sians v have adopted! patron j mios [ -'.* suf
fixos: Bucjh 'as; "vitch.Viwhiohiis'equiva
lent: to "son,"' andtwhen -such close^a
name it ) mean's f son ] of , the • family, name.'
\u25a0I? BASEBALL— A True Fan, City. : .The
distance- from">the'.-home: : plate to -the
rlßhtVrfleld in' the ; ; Recreation park !Is
255lfeet c andcthe fdistance J to the- left
field ; is; 310 fe'etrK-vur: ': : ::
- ! ;SUPERSTIXION^-A.':;Y.. W.\U City/
There Cits /a) superstition p to '{; the f effect
that^if 'a Jhewjborn £ babe is wrapped Un
iurs!lt v will have" curlyl hair; : /." - \u25a0\u25a0-, \u25a0 \u25a0 *\u25a0:
before ;; us.' '-. I*need1 * need , say no more. You
(?annot;be^ blipd UQUheTcohdltionalwith
which we are! face ;to ;f ace." :
forgot- tementiohlthatithe) die' had
b . ee ?.tc a st.','- :: rrChJcago>!RecordiHerald.' i-i -'
Hji'This^paper says' the; count 'is now. in
this ;bountry^'traveling incognito.':. What
does Uhat; mean V'f *.
\u25a0':}'- "lV probably mean's^ that, he; hopes 'in 1
that," ;wayj : to his > creditors."—^'
Philadelphia jPress:/ \ \v-:^ \u25a0"•:'". ; i
K3MisßgSarah^(r^aas)-^Thel RevJ^Mr.
Marlgroldjt^kenjtoitheiliospltal^a victim
of'locqniotor^taxia." '
S^How^drea4fuUii|lg,wonder i liwhether
th«| poor^ tQan\rraa ; run iover^priw hatter
t«ip thing- blew up * with him?"— Ti-
V - .i . «$
I Jn Railway Circles: j
THE members of 'the National
Educational association have been
in, some trouble over the'eollec
> tion of $2 • for . convention piir-t
poses. \The annual meeting was to have
been held in Philadelphia this year,
but the trunk :;• lines 'refused to follow
thfjold^ custom and put .$2 on the rail
road fare for the benefit of the asso
ciation, as-each ticket purchased under
that arrangement made the buyer ; a
member of :, the National' Educational
association, mowing to -the attitude of
the 'trunk 'lines the place .of meeting
was changed ; to . Los Angel es and the
western Jlnes agreed to collect $2, : ad
vislngthe members that it would be all
right.. Then; came
The .Interstate, commerce '.commission
took? a "hand in the matter and ? rule.d
that $2 ; . could not be added to, the: rate.'
as i the .western \u25a0: lines 'could' decline to
validate i; v f or Uhe v\return \u25a0 itrip
i unless theji holders, presented
shipy-tickets in the National Educational
association ) for* which! they ] would have
lo ; s pay,*'dlrectly/!$2 i to the secretary^ of
the i; National i Educational association at
the Los Angeles ; meeting.
the ; \western roads J have had -to revise'
their.rules.'but the National Educational
association \ will . get; $2 ; from": each \ pas
senger 5 just < the, ; same. ; ;- Now t there ,is
some ;' question? about .rates from' New
Yorkf and \u25a0 New; England' points; and al
together. Ithe , teachers rare having con
siderable :> trouble V in -r finding out : how
they j are- going ;to get to Los Angeles;
whether,;they .will, be: members before
\u25a0 theyr get Uhere, '; or >»wnen they will ,be
come * members " of . "the ' association. T' ln
California?. the /situation*; i^f clear, ; : the
Southern i Pacific having ;announced that
iti will . add ; s2 tOi the ; rate ; and ; turn that
amount -^over: to .", the -association; in J'ae* 1 "
cordance with its. request.
W. R. McKeen, Jr., superintendent of
motive power '\u25a0'.. of : . th© ..Union . Pacific .
has invented '&: gasoline 'weed burner,
which is being ; used ; on the ;. lines '_ of
the -. : tjnlon "- Pacific?. : The , growth-. , of
.weedsi.on' the j tracks ; of » the (.Union -Pa
cific ;has -been giving,, the officials, of
,that. "railroad considerable .trouble, .and
the v greatest S annoyance ,' is /from" sun-^
I flowers^, "whlch? 1^ attain? ajgreat . height
and J which r j have i necessitated '\u25a0\u25a0 the .em
ployment; of big .: gangs ?^of^ men?: with
shovels ! arid "j to j extirpate. . Cars
fitted. withJcnives worked; by machinery
:,were xused* first, : : then; a saturatedisolu
: tiori'T of : ; salt I:- and /-.water, ft and .; finally
/the ; ; gasoline weed -burner \. was ":sug
gested! by: A.« L."jMohler: and
McKeen. The ' car.' is run \u25a0 slowly
"over Hhe^tracks 4 ? and -:sa ;'.; fierce: flame
sweeps; over, the", earth^i , burning 'and
! practicallyikilling^thejweeds.; One ma
chine r does (theTwork^ of s 300, men; ; as. It
can -1 run; from ,'2o'to -25 .miles a' day. .
\u0084" Lumbermen are now offering the rail
j roads "tiesjat v ?1^.50 " and;. $19,, and Uthe
\ offering^ is, "declined,;' as -j lt i is \u25a0: believed
ithatltleslwlll take^a'ibiggerdrop.'it-Bef
fore;, the? fire. the. q"uotaUon;waa'}i4,' and
some •\u25a0! of : the- railroad j ,V especially the
\u25a0WesterriV.jPaclfic.vv' are 7;' congratulating
themselves that j thev *laid ' in ; a' big";'sup
ply;; last;year<:andVsoi;have v .been ; prac
tically, .IndeperidenC-i-TiesrVerit [as high
as Js22 J Tand; the ,'drop:is r notvConsldered
sufficient ' toj warrant any; purchases at
•l^>«"Bgw» < %BMWliatßMiM||a|MU>l \u25a0_;. •;. -
: ; ; E.V E. '\u25a0\u25a0 Calvin; J. H.- Wallace, H.*] J.
Smallja"n'd S. Palmer^are at ; Honda
making •: an inyestlgatlop^of, the causes
Lwhichr ledito 7the . wrtjck 1 atXtbatjpoiot
last ' Saturday." " \ • .'.;-\u25a0/ .-. .'•>•--
»jT;jG;^Peck,;hasTbeeri appointed, gen
eral jpassenger/agent; of. the ; San Pedroj"
Los f Angeles tandg Salt": Lake "line,"; with
headquarters ] ip ' Los JAngeJes. '; The posi
tion of :; assistant ;,'} passenger
agent^has sbeen; abolished. ;' , .
;.B.'/A.\ McAllister, -land; agent of fthe
Union] Pacific, * passed;- through ; the /city
yesterday on his. way 'to, Los Angeles.
t^.G.j'W. r; RalJtpn> has *; been; appointed
comTnerclalvagentlat^Greenwater^of Ul9
Tonopah.and'iTldewaterirailroad. ; f
>. J.; = H.' ;: Wallace,s assistant ' chief \u25a0: erigi
neeriofJthV; Southern i Pacific,'- presented
to^GfeneraliManager f E? E. ? CalvinVyea
terdayj 4 th*e t plans i for v a Vhew \u25a0 depot Hin
Lp's^Angelesitdlcostr $750,000.*- The plans
,will|eventually^be i placed «before v E.jH.
Harrimanjfori final iapproval.jThis^depo't
is|t6f v be*|the]lharidsomestf;in i ithef state
and Jthe^ principal \u2666 features
of^thelmisßion^style^of [architecture; and
th^'|Spanlshc^nafssance?.'The v ; interior
torlc: Bcenes^the' panels jjaff , to" be '^workis*
of (artjtand^th'el !flooria'lmpsalc Tof ''color.
The Joffices< of Uhe": sou them" division 1 are
tolbejjn'lthe J, building3 t and3 ey ery X con -
venienceaforßthe- comfort" of travelers
wiil|beiinstalled.^ltiißUo'be i 699jifeet
in|lengthf byj? 110; feet :\wide.. ; The' en
trancev to > the:; central) dome, \u25a0' or. 5 main
Discussion of Topics of the Hour by
the I^ess of the State
\u25a0r itITH all: due respect to Gov-
V / •rnors : Folk and Deneep, W. J.
V^VV Bryajj and other practical re
*^: formers, even to President
Roosevelt; Robert La Follette Is .by
longf; "odda the;. ablest • and has shown
raVfe, ;far reaching end- practical re
sults In' his public career. His entry
into the United States ' nenatV a couple
of years ago was frowned upon by. the
republican national ; leaders, and with \u25a0
regret it Is ' to be'sald \ that ' even > Presi
dent * Roosevelt ; at first gave the fight
ing "senator from Wisconsin ;- the cold
shoulder. 1 " - But conditions -have, changed
since then. * :\u2666 . * President Roose
veilt'ihas found out that he has a
valiant champion in the Wlsconsia
statesman, although •he> Is " still some
what lukewarm in -his attitude toward
him. - \u25a0 -. .
i .The people of Wisconsin are proud
of 7: the .services La ' ; Follette renders
them- in 'the United , States ; senate, and
they.' certainly; have occasion to .be.
Once upon a time California had a rep
resentative; in that body of whom she
was really proud — the late Stephen M."
White, t But the feeling, is different
now— except on the : part of .Harrlman,
Herrin," et al. — Watsonville Register.
The action of ' the Native. Sons in
taking ; such prompt cognisance of ; the
charges v,: brought. > against Schmitz.
Ruef and : : Gallagher,' prominent mem
bers'bf< the order .accused of extortion
and bribery, shows that the .order* is
based on ; a plane of deep and lasting
patriotism^ . It 'would be improper «?n
the part of the grand parlor now. in ses
sion «at Napa to take steps toward ex
pulsion, .: as \u25a0 not one '•: of them has been
proved guilty of .the accusations made.
It would .vbe\a' prejudging of' the case*
whichis to be determined by the courts,
But. the fact that the delegates^ to the
grand parlor have gone so far as pro-,
priety and ; the; rules of .th« order per
mit shows that In the event of a con
viction in jthe courts steps will be taken
to have these men expelled. This is
proper, as thejNative Sons cannot,af
ford to I tolerate In Its * membership men
who have been proven guilty of having
accepted bribes •while" in the paid ser
vice of the people. — Nevada City Miner-
The fact that" a thief may escape pun- v
ishment " for . his .crime by. turning
state's evidence against bis accomplices
does not "justify this : man Wilson in
seeking to. retain his office of railroad
commissioner. — Watsonville Register.
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President ., Calhouh has issued an
"ultimatum": to the employes.* An ulti
matum seldom paves the way ifor
peace.— Oakland Enquirer. -
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. It does not appear that it is a mani
fest impossibility: to suppress the dust
nuisance. [Alameda's residents claim
with" pardonable pride that they , have
laid, low/ this demon and have used -no'
more /remarkable or unattainable
weapon than salt water. Oakland apt
parentlyhas no people's company water
for; the streets.' ; Then why.,not can in
the aid ; of the Pacific ocean- and usq
a little of the stock of water v . held in .
a» reservoir -.which the . city can ..never -
pump dry, and- which costs nothing be
yond the money expended for pumping.
Try. a i little salt water on the streets
for that» .dusty condition.— Oakland
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The Native. Sons have given Riief and
The Smart Set
ONE of the most notable events. of
-the /season,; the wedding of Mi§3
Louise Redington and Dr. Albion
.Walter Hewlett, will be* cele
brated on Wednesday afternoon, June
12, in Trinity church. A large number
of invitations will be issued. Miss
Redington will have as her maid of
honor Miss \ Marian Hqntington, while
Miss CEdith; Berry and Miss Florence
Gibbons "will be the bridesmaid 3.,
Eugene Hawlett, the groom's brother,
will -be best man.
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;; iThe. wedding, of .Miss Frances- Coon
and -Oliver :Kehrlein : ; will be celebrated
at; high no<jn •_ on '.Wednesday, June ". 13;
In "i the Menlo L'Park" church at Memo
park." Mr.' Kehrlein] ls building a pretty
home in that .attractive suburb.
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'-' One of -the. prettiest and most en
joyable affairs of recent date In Santa
Barbara .was { the ' tea v given 4 last' week
by ;' Mrs.v; Horace "; Blanchard ' Chase"; it
the Country^ club *in 1 honor of Admiral
and ; Mrs.- Henry Ly on, who. were in the
south . f rom v Mare \ island, and Captain
and ;i Mrs.' ., Gove. A „ large ;= number .of
guests ; were and the rooms ;
were decorated artistically with green-"
cry . and blossoms. ;
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.Mr. and Mrs. A. Chesebrough. Mlsa
Edith .Chesebrough.-, Miss Helen Chese-'
brough. /Arthur, Chesebrough > and , Miss :
Dillon> have- gone,- to -Ross valley- for;
the \ summer, and their , home in -, CUy
»s treet \u25a0ia closed,*Bij|gt3ttfiHMi§HHtiM
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jHal' Tilghman. who is reme'm-,
bered ? 'here as Miss .. Af*ce .-' Merry," and
who ;~had: made: her * home . in* South
Africa"." and 'A Btirope .y f or. ;\ a.", number. \u25a0. of
years, I has I arrived \u25a0 in iTonopah • to ; join
Mr. Tilghmah, .who < came -westCdurins;
I the j early, spring; arid :who \u25a0 has mining
: interests in Nevada.*? Mra.~ Tilghman • had
beenl;i;Vlsiting ? with her*; sister,' Mrs.
Charles I; Mason, -in "Connecticut sinca
; her: arrival; from Europe, in March..'
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.v News 'comes from Santa .Barbara that '
Mrs.'" Horatio : Liyermore, ',who;h»n been
there , f or^.nearly] a; year,- has » purchased \u25a0-:
a'residenceTsite' in' Sola street,, between
Garden. ; and * Santa Barbara, and iwilj i
waiting* room; \u25a0; will 'be through -:. three :
large ';. semicircular /arches, \u25a0 whicH iwill ",
be 150 :feet long.' by 'Bo 'wide?; In the
south \u25a0 wing: a dining room and a cafe
will be? installed: .TheFexterior^walls
are^to^be^made -of 'cement ~ stucco Jand*
the ornamental vwork j_wlH ;be of ' cementt
atone. V, t In j the f decorations *•: sof t -\u25a0"colors*
will jbe: used, 1 ", -browns,'; reds^ and; greens."" r
Between* the \u25a0 tracks -are -to; je^ umbrella '
Sheds /450- feet long. l« J feet\wide r and i
10,' feet \ 6 inches (Ins height". <;}:
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.^Several trains carrying grading out
fits [are j expected ;, to t reach Wlnnemueca -
Lwlthln'aidayfor,,so?for ?the use of the.
subcontractors ?;whor are* building, the)
Western^ Paciec.'/'iThis i material \will be •
delivered* ativaflousjpointa. along: the'
line; 1 and,;; judging j f rora J the ', reporis of
the • engineers.;"! there i is considerable ac- :
tlyityj displayed ibyHheYdifferent^campsi
insN^vada^"^»ltSlßl ? «atlmated;;that^thei
Utah^ construction : company^ has at least -
6.0001 men ; at .;work.\and \ from j the I man-)
ncr * that ; supplies^ and ; are be
ing taken to > the \u25a0 many scamps ] -there '
will be,'rio * delay. >tn> construction. •.- ~ A
large A force ':>pt'z men .% has; been i -put to
wbrk\w-Jthin£- the < last j day j orf two .**- at"
Marysville.'arid-Stocktonr and; the gangs -
atji NHesi haveVaUo^ beeu , atrehgtfaehed^
MAY 16, 1902
Schmlta 'the grand bounce. Good f)>r
the order! So Ion? as men of knoVn
.dishonesty and. gross immorality are
pt-rrnitted to remain in fraternal organ
izations^the' society must suffer. aHd
- so - long.'as ; decent people r«cogmiz« \u25a0 so
cially known scoundrels of the^ ab<rra
order-Just so long must we expect tha
,- rising generation. to get off the old and
beaten track and become grafters [or
- dissolutes in the end. If society isjto
be- bettered, the decent seople mm
draw a line, between good and bad and
-instill the fact Into the minds of the
youngj — "Willows Journal. *
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There Is snnif talk of taking out fhe
, Richard • Olney boom for a warmln; «;\u25a0>
•gallop, but, the prospect Is that if
tered in the presidential stakes it vi i J 5
have to carry weight for age.—Wood
land Democrat.
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Los Angeles,- alarmed \u25a0 by the f*ct
that central California has awakened
and Is dolns a little boosting on It?
own account, Is industriously at work
knocking the central part of the state,
especially San Francisco and the bay
region. Los Angeles knows that the
rest of the state has everything 3J19
lacks, together with her advantages,
and fears to have the tourist find' it
out. — Modesto News..
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Some papers insist that San.FrancUco
Is still rising from its ashes. . San
Francisco has risen, gentlemen, and
Is now In the full panoply of a grtal
modern city.: — Nevada City' Mintr-
. Transcript.
In northern and central California
electric railroad surveys and. new ex
tensions are progressing rapidly. T'.vo
electric railroads, the California Mid
land, running from MarysvWlelto Au
burn and Grass, Valley, and the Sacra
mento and Lake Tahoe. with a. branch
from Fair Oaks to Auburn, are soon to
develop a very fine section of the statf.
The Butters syndicate, or Northern
Electric- railway ; company, : Is building
a, network of lines in the Sacramento
valley, and soon Intends %o corjnect
Sacramento with Marysvllle, . Ctlco and
Oroville. Surveys have already been
made for. a line to connect Cotusa and
Marysville, that will also take tn Sut
ter city and Meridian. ' Between Lodl
and Stockton the Central California
traction company Is building 1 an elec
tric line. Eventually It will' have 250
miles of electric road, with Stockton as
the radiating center.
In ; San Ben! to county 15 engineers
are working at the summit of Pacheco
pass on the San Jjpaquin. Valley West
ern, the rallwayvilfnafi. which will con
nect at Watson ville* with. \u25a0\u25a0 the . Ocean
Shore Eastern, and 'by that at "Santa
Cruz, with the Ocean -Shore, running
directly lnto:*;san ;. Francisc<*.*-Colusa
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A great cement factory will be erected
east of Mojaye, , according to the plans
of those, iii charge, of the Owens river
conduit, '.which 'is ,to supply <Los An
geles with water for domestic pur
poses. The factory- will be located* by
the side of the" dry lake, near Desert
Springs, about 23 miles from Mojave,"
and directly on the course of the lina
as surveyed. An option has been tak°n
on the Cuddleback Lake ranch, near
Mojave, on which are immense deposits
of lime. Other mineral locations have
been - made by representatives of the
enterprise, and the municipality -will
soon be In -possession of a cement, plant
\u25a0which' 1 will manufacture thej^concrete
for; use. on .the conduit,* from ~raw mi«;
terials.-i-3akersfleld Californian.
build a handsome home in the near
It will be welcome news to the many
friends of Lieutenant and Mrs. Clarence
Kempff (the latter of whom was for
merly Miss Alice Brigham) that he has
been ordered to duty at Mara island.
Almost immediately after thqir 3 mar
riage: several years ago Lieutenant
Kempff. was ordered to - duty]' on the
Asiatic station and Mrs. Kempff -spent
her time ia Japan and Manila. Th«y
returned here several weeks i ago and
while awaiting orders have /been th*
guests of Mrs. KempfTs mother. Mrs.
Brisrham, in this city. mB^KKMB
Miss Elsia Sperry.went to.San Rafael
recently, where she is the guest of
friends. -*- . ' ;-". .: W-
i • Captain and Mrs. Daniel Frank Cralar.
who have been visiting -with '-' Mrs.
Craig's brother-in-law and .sister, Mr.
and Mrs. C.J-. Wilder, In this city since
arriving; from, the Philippines, will
leave today for the east, where they
will spend some time visiting ;; ~ with
Captain Craig's. relatives. "
Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Willis
Peace (formerly Miss. Dorothy Dustan),
who has been 111 most of th« tlma since
her v arrival from Manila. The climate
there proved bad for her and she con
tracted niilinlii £jfl!tft|ffliiJ JMnftl JSjTfi tSJCßPllMDnrT
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Baggett and
Mi3s Nell -Rose Baggett have taken a
cottage 1 : in Palo * Alto for the summer.
Miss Baggett., who was seriously ill re
cent!y,|ls convalescent and is improving
Mr. and Mrs. .Roy Somers (formerly
Miss Emily Marvin), whose ' weddini
was a notable event last month, went
from Del Monte ; to Santa Barbara on
their .wedding journey and were guests
at the Potter hotel. :*:,;
General and Mrs. Charles Austin
Coolidge, who were tn Florida and
elsewhere In tho south during most of
the .winter and spring, have returned,
to Detroit, where they have apartments
at : the Pasadena. Mrs. Coolidge was
the .hostess rttcently at an enjoyabla
tea in honor of Mrs.' . Ducat, wife of
Major; Ducat, who is well known In San
Francisco. \u25a0
and: many- trainloada of . ralttrlal fof
track laying are now en route for thesa
three points * and . will continue to b<»
brought; west indefinitely for' the uaa
©f.:tn«. track- laying department: Or
ders'have also been riven tcstart for
California: and Nevada several locomo
tives vwhich are to be used by the con-"
\u25a0tniction fcansrs. It is stated in* th«
general offices; of the. company that th-»
bridges.; that were washed .away hay*
been all : repaired so that ; camps located
on the, road along ;the line of work on
the ; Feather river branches ar« not
delayed. 'There is no lack of. supplies
and material, "and. a* the lbre« of
teamsters ''has been very . largely - in
creased.'-there;is no 1 unnecessary delay
in, the work from Oakland to Salt Lake.
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J. W. Phalon, traveling paasen Ker
agent of the Great Northern; arrived
yesterday ; .with ,ay party of Mystic
bhrlners and took I them ' In autoraoi
biles ov«rthe city and out to the park.
The; visitors left last evening for th«
north. :
r's:;-?i'^ ! !: ckl -\u25a0*•»«*» **ent of th«
T w w* N <> rth «*»i freight
with headquarters at Minneapolis, ia lm
the : city.: \u25a0 • - \u25a0

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