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TUESDAY
The San Francisco Call
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SAN FRANCISCO'S CLEANUP WILL BE THOROUGH
THE New York Commercial Advertiser writes oL the many
troubfes of San Francisco in a more sympathetic vein than
most of our ultramontane contemporaries, who rarely -miss
an opportunity to shy a brick' at us. Writing of the graft
prosecutions the Advertiser says: ''-.> '\u25a0\u25a0'/\u25a0
The interest of the country could not have been more acute than it
was in the segregation of. the Japanese children. And it has the most
lively anxiety over the outcome of the bribery The blow
dealt at city government in California is a blow* dealt at. city -government
everywhere in the country. San Francisco has a billet from the entire country
to clean up and repair her civil structure. It is more important that she
should do this than that she should replace her '-material losses. But the
keenest sympathy will be felt for her, for the complexity of the situation
with which she has to deal is not underestimated.
MVe must work out our own salvation—and we shall. At least,
the countrj- shall not say of Sari Francisco," as was said of Phila
delphia, that we are "corrupt and contented." A certain amount
cf official bribery and graft exists in most of the _ important cities
of North America, but few of them have done much .to reme.dy
this condition. Certainly none. of them has taken hold in the radical
fashion set by San Francisco. In other cities, like St Louis, where
official boodlers have been brought, to book, a few of the little
fellows have been punished, but those higher up have gone free.
In^San Francisco the effort is to reach the fountain head of corrup
tion and cut off the flow once for. all.
San Francisco cleaned up the town once before in thorough,
fashion in '56. We shall . do it again' in 1907 in equally radical
style; but within the law, making another precedent ;"and~ another,
example. \Ve shall not again see corporation agents .handing out
bribes. in San Francisco. They have been taught; their lesson. %
RUEF IS NO REPENTANT SINNER
THOSE excellent but perhaps rather effusive people who, are
pouring forth a wordy sympathy by mail on Ruef may be
informed that they are wasting their "most precious emotions.
Ruef is not at .all the repentant sinner that: he pictures him
self. All the signs indicate that he has, as a matter of fact,
concluded a cold blooded bargain as the outcome of negotiations; in
v.-hich he carefully weighed the profit and loss. He had useful
information to sell and he has sold it at a price— not of money,', but
of time. His surrender was not at all the impulsive appeal?; for
mercy of one who has suddenly seen the evil of his way, but rather
the conclusion of a period of haggling for terms.
Ruef has ready tears at command. He tells a plausible story.
He is not, he insists, a guilty man, but one more sinned against
than sinning, who is now doing the; city, valuable" service by
exposing those who tempted him. ; They' are the real destroyers
of civic purity and he their unhappy, victim. You can hear
him tell it. ; -
Then he has profitable symptoms. He is on the verge of col
lapse— Six doctors bend over him. He has \ seventeen different
kinds of ailments. The thing is all pose. Ruef is neither sick
nor sorry.
Therefore, a member of the trial jury that was to have tried
Ruef wastes his sympathy when he writes: "Just a few. lines to
express my sincere regard and sympathy for you in your present
misfortune. I take this means of telling you that I consider ybur
act of yesterday a great personal sacrifice."" " .. :
Other letters of like tenor are quoted and all are equally^rnistakeri.
Ruefs "sacrifice" consisted in making the' best bargain he could
get after stiff hagglingand full deliberation. To those good peVple
who are lavishing sympathy on Ruef it may be permitted- to ! quote
the brief message of one of Ruef's admirers, withi^ independent
notions on the matter of spelling, who wrote, "Don't wurry-r" •.«
Let not worry! Ruef will do the state some service,
but he will be paid for it in years cut; off his penitentiary sentence;
INCOMPETENT NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS
JAMES SMITH JR., who was for several years receiver of the
ship building trust, has Vsome hard words to say about the
mismanagement of the navy department in the matter of the
construction of warships., The. trust. at one time included the
Union iron works of this city, and as the navy department .mis
management ;\yas, according to Mr. Smith; in ; large- partf responsible
for the shutdown of that enterprise, his remarks have a direct-bear
ing on important San Francisco interests: Among other things, Mr.
Smith said: ' .
In most; cases our ship builders lose money when they build ia.marrof
war. The i existing condition confirms an opinion il\ heard expressed * some
years; ago by. the principal proprietor of an important f shipyard?, which ' has
sent forth some of the finest ships Jn the navy; and = the'mercantile marine.
He said : that , he had not , made a dollar, on ; a ship* for! the , navy department
He took- the work/only; for the purpose or having; something with: whichsto
fill in time; for -several thousand hands when' work for the} mercantile /marine
was slack. On two men of war that plant-lost upward of i $500,000,'* mainly
because the government's- plans and , specifications Cwere . so; crudely and
ignoran^ly drawn that it required large ; expenditures of • time ; andi money > in
the employment^ of competent civilians' to.; straighten : out the * errors and
blunders of certain naval *officers.'_, All that meant changes ': in plahs.-delays
in the builtling and other causes well known" to ship builders and which roll'up
losses against? them. V \u25a0 \u25a0 >--' : :s^-::./-'- r 'pS : s ''^^<^^:^
It is notorious that naval; specifications liaveVcorrie from the
department full of errors made; by - incompeteritrna^al: designers.
When these errors arc pointed out there follows an -chain
of visits from self-important bureaucrats./ Some of '-these make
reports that often .conflict, and^ so the coil of red Ttape grows in
complication and; expense., The. •circumlocution mill; in the \u25a0depart
ment goes into action, making \u25a0 confusion worse confounded.;; The
EDITORIAL PAGE
troubles of the ship builders, says Mr. Smith, "cbrrie from the in
competent men, ;not one of whom could 'hold, a place for a week (in
the service of -a fwell conducted commercial corporation." This in
dictment is" strong enough to make the country - sit up and .to set
Wasrimgtori.to thinking. .7. .', \u25a0'\u25a0'.'"; -"-\u25a0-.
JAPAN is~' buying. American rails in quantity r for use in. Man
churia and everything is lovely. /The^-little brown brother lays
his hand '-'oh his heart and. protests ; :- tKe'. : . warmest :'affection \u25a0'for'
? the Americans:; ' Our "traditional /friendship"- is once - rhojre
at ' work. . /_ ,v \ * , s '••?•*..' I
;- It is quite cleari that j Japan's^ intentions '] are v ;whplly^pacific hi or.
tri e present, - notwithstanding the vast : and apparently;- extravagant
expenditures it is making on trie army -and navyJj', Just ;now;it is
thought 1 that the rcountry is too poor ;to engage ;\ih [alfurthericareer
of .adventure. But the time will come :fwhen';.we:' must'- fight Vjapan:
fThere is not the slightest use blinking 'that fact, arid/ ; indeed, % it
would ' be criminal ' negligence to ignore ; , it. -* : -
\u25a0This contingency; ; of \u25a0\u25a0 war,- between ,th*e%^United. : States and
Japan^ has formed the sub j ect of recent negotiations between J- Great
Britain and Japan." At the time of the difpculty'.over the ad
of Japanese to' the San*, Francisco : > schools s there was no little "\ alarm
in England coricerning .the "obUgations ; of the treaty of alliance
with - Japan, which' might- involve" the (empire : in the quarrel.
England, qrcourseV did not want to be" dragged "into war^ with^the
United' States for, a cause of quarrel in which she had no concern:
Therefore^ V.when; i: matters) had Quieted V'doWnf.th^'^BritisH^miriistfx
took up^ the situation with. the. Japahesel''".:. As v : '_'a : resulty6f{these nego
tiations. Japan will agree ;to attempt no ' aggrandizement -during
the of the existing alliance^ with Great , Britain,; arid
will cultivate friendly. relations with th'eUnited^States.y It is under
stood: that this agreement^ will be Yatified during the •forthcoming
visit of Prince Fushimi ! to England, rand "In i the meantime
Japanese are \u25a0 buying rails : to -stiffen ;the * : friendship." It is inter
national love expressed: in; cold; steel. '.
»- • •""" ' " -'/"•• '". '"•"• ' " ' ""' "'"^ * i*- : " \u25a0'' •'" " '- ' r '\u25a0\u25a0'''\u25a0\u25a0'"" ' •-"•\u25a0•!
Answer^ to; Queries,;
• BARGAIN 'AND .SALE— T>.,i Sonoma.'
Cal. .-,! If i you- purchased ; a • store^and" its
contents : you . are ? bound .-; byj the ;' terms
of i the bill . : of j sale. T. 4 This
does \ not? g p lvel'legal'*oplnions,'^and4;as
the : question '\ you $ ask lasj to J resp'onsU'.
Mlity, Is ;one < thatrrequlres r suchi* it fcan-.
not : be" answered. t .' ; You s should consult
some, reputable attorney. A
A.^ ,W. 8.. ; City. /.An act
passed \u25a0 at :- the recentf- session hof £• the
legislature .of Calif ornia"^ makes sit \u25a0"* £
misdeih can or i for 5 any). one\ not : entitled
to ? wear " the \ same ?", to 5 appear s on K the
streets ' in£ a' : uniform \ such ~i as";: is ;.worn
in ; the . United Statesjarmy , or \any^unl
form that- would be mistaken. for such.
>STATES-^-li. BviClty.? There)we«:lß
states in >ttie|oHginal^unJonjahdTslrice
then * 32 J states \ have i been 'admitted.*- The
admission'; of £ the % state "£pt f. Oklahoma
': of i the ; terri tofy|of Ipkiaho-'
ma^and i Indian *; becamej"oon»*
tlngent upon: proclamation by the pres^
ident' after > a* state 'constitution! being"
adopted by popular vote. ' "siSBSI
\u25a0 7 REVENUE i CUTTER-^- B4 TX) F.i • City:
Candidates sfor>fcadets; t ;ih£ the '£ United
States * revenue i cutter,* service? must ~ be
not;* less >thanXlßftyears|andinotl;mqre
than \u25a0 2 4.T, -Cadets are '; appointed* j after"{a
comp eti tiv c ? examination % conducted % by
boards fof ;\u25a0 commissioned Jof s the
service. I*/;1 */; Commissioned i|ofllcers|of|th»
lin^'aregapp'olntedffromsambngr|cadet
graduates!; of I the ) school ?oti Instruction \
at ; South ; Baltimore^ Mdr^.TheWcadet
course covers 'three"! years 'and \u25a0embraces
professional and^academlo^fiubjeetiii
For; additional in t or m a tion on ; this sub -
jectiwy itet. to £ thef school I of ; instruction
att South " Baltimore. >\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0" \u25a0"
; BLACKHEADS-^-M.-;R-,^city.Tw Treat
ment: for, the removal foracneqri"black^
h(eads'^ls r ,oneTofJ!.theJmo«i|troUblesorne^
undertakings ;OB?h!ch J|theT« physician -s is
'called* uponj^to » perf orm^This [difficulty,
arises I from (,the| fact S that I It I Is | of ten
iinposslble\t6^6cate|th"(Blßoufo»rof^the"
disease.^ fof J the !?»tarting"s point £ of &th«
affection •Vraay.^ be ;; f oundh;!p*derang:e
"mentel^fltheivariousfdJgestlveiOrgans;
whilelonlthe'otherjhahdrttheiiridivldual
gives i absolutely} no^6ther f |BlgTißrof|dlßr
Z'aßaHhan'arelmanJfestVbnltheyaW/tjA'
"sure JcureV rmayibpYaroodj: Intone I case;
but|decldedly4bad|in£an6ther7||lf|you
are j; troubled^ with ibiackheada
a-reputable; physician:' ," . -*.
Gene^Patying Court
STEEL RAILS AND FRIENDSHIP
; ;H- V 'B. Chaplii ; of Duluth is at the
Hamlln. ; ; ..;,. ..\u25a0:.;:..•;.-;'• >. ~;"t' "\u25a0' '-''". f;
George C. Sloane .bf • Chicago is ,at
the Hamlln. V' v "- .\u25a0"'.' '-S ' '\u25a0 \u25a0"\u25a0"--r^v'.v
."\u25a0\u25a0 Governor J. N. \u25a0 Gillett and wife " are
at; the ''Palace. :_ ; * ' \u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0' ';; : -"^ '\u0084.
V ; B. F. Stradley of Willlts, Cal./ is at
the Baltimore.^ ; ; : : - "\u25a0\u25a0) ,'., " '- :i- ''.\u25a0:\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0
; " ; \u25a0 i John ' Etchar t of Golconda, N Nev M is at
the' Dorchester. V- U . '. : -.; :'\u25a0>)'], ]:\ \u25a0/ \u25a0\u25a0'.\u25a0'\u25a0 >?j«
| \u25a0;\u25a0 >; Grove ?Li Johnson of Sacramento; 1 is |
j at; the? Fairmont. \u25a0,-' -' - i
. i ..T.'i J. Fleetwood of Tacoraa, Wash., \u25a0 is !
at; the' Baltimore.' ;j " ; i
1 1 :-,'. Josiah i Myri ck ;r; r Jr. -of Los \u25a0An geles 1 s
at the ;; fSt-_f St-_ Francis.: ; _ - " / + _ , "»"
, .William Pierce * and ; wlf e of !' Suisun
are^at^the^Falrmont.*-;'^;";; " ' ,'\u25a0"*'- \u25a0
-:\u25a0 Garfett - S.i Cotter } and ' wife . of T ; New ;
jYbrkrfireJat^the^Savoy^' ' :.\u25a0"-. \u25a0'\u25a0;"\u25a0\u25a0;;. '-V>-'-"" |
General .VJ.^B.^ 'Lauck ; and
wife rareVatithel Palace/- ; ;- : ' \u25a0 \-' \u25a0: '
, W. '. F:'; Buckingham;" a { capitalist ., of !
Chicago,*|isi iat Ithfi Baltimore.;. : - -:'.:\u25a0\u25a0 •
Ex-State ;; BenatorS.TSomas i; Flint \ of
Ban? Juan) is at Jthei St. Francis. " ;* -
:'*>< Edward "A^/Blocklinger, ; wif ce ] and son,"
or^Eureka^afeJatH;the* Baltimore. -' '
ii^Attcirney.; Earl f- Rogers h as . ; returned
f rom f Los fAngeles [and iisJat *. the ' Palace. 5
\?4 Lydelllßak'er^a^ prominent /young|at
torney|of I Portland^OrVf 1 is % at Uh© j| Sf?
Francis. ----•, \u25a0 ]\u25a0>\u25a0',
i vH. I ;, F.'i -Tourtellbtji and \u25a0 |p.\; H.\j Child?
manufacturers :of jewelry, at 'Providence, 1
\u25a0R^L^are^^at^the^Majesti^;;- ; -."•".; - V.v : '\u25a0 ;\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ; -
pi George!: DavVdsonf'andi wif e and Miss
; EHißabethl Davidson fof i. New,^Tork,Twhd
'*T^l^w*?«^thelc6R«i^ohaa r j,pleasure
trip.Tareat|the; Majestic. - -~
Angeles arrivals ; at ! the i Stf^ran
cis' are :1J J^W.-J Bowenll F.% J.^MllleV?vß?
iW/9 Poindexter^ m M '|L.i|Wicks^ RM& 1
Heinsch,iW, B G.^ Barnwell^ John "J^ Byrne
bf,the j Santa' Fe j railroad \u25a0 and " F.f AH Gra
ham.. i ' ' - n
George, F.- Roth and i wife;, William
Bausch and twif e.^Charleari,WeisWand
gj^^SP^^Sll^n^er.an'd^wife^J^George'
iKa"eJber4'andl^fe^GebrgeaKoeh"|^'and
;wifer{alilofißochestef^N.^Y. s .%^hb|are
Jtouring |the|coast|inTafprlv^at^car^ar|:
rived | from | the! southern I part"f of £ the
state fsyißterdayfanat are latgthef Fair- ]
ment...- " - - ' ... X :
PersonallMeiitioir
China Offers; a Good
"vField :for Autos : .
V?| ONSUL't ; WILBUR T. GRACET.
:1 1 writing f rom Tslngtau, states that
\^J there ; appears to fbe :an ; excellent
;l y. . opportunity for, the lntroductioxTof
automobiles into the colony of Klachow.'
His ; report v "reads i: ..." ;' "• : ,;\u25a0'- : " V: i >
'.vK'JThereiare at present only one AmeY^
I lcan|and|twoj German l'machlnes] in? this*
I city.lbut jtbere \ is \ no~| reason iwhyj auto-"
mobiles f could S not"S bemused 'i here '" to" . a"
large' extent's The roads throughout 1 the
colony jv are •-; excellent,';? being *5 made
through] solid- rock 'in . many, places •' and
alUweli:maeadamized.> l i They run for a
distance :of<3a; or 40; miles into the sur
rounding country, 1 and with-the gradual
slope -of 'the^hllls,; about i 15 to, 20; de
grees,* would"; be"; excellent for a'uto
mobiles.:V «j.-,'" .. : . : . ,;\u25a0;:";.''\u25a0;. .•\u25a0."' \u25a0
' "I believe % that a cheap, grade of
automobiles could : be ; introduced I here
for general use. ;,,They must be made to
compete! with the 'carriages are
now; in ; use. .Ponies can; be'purchased
here J for ' about ;v $40 C. to/ $80 ; each. * are
usedlln pairs sand ; can -be kept at about
$7 peri months formfeed' and j $7;, for-ia
hostler. r i Carriages fare either open vic
torias,"" closed broughams ; or \ dog ' carts
and I cost,l respectively,*: about I $850,1 $400
and'sloo.;i Small automobiles 'which are
good'hinicilmbers might b«r lntroduced
if, they, could be supplied at a low price.
Gasoline" can • be" purchased at ; about 10
cents ? per/, gallon.' t : and 9. arrangements
could £be *£_ made : : for ;: a i lower, price \u25a0'? if
there was . a ; call for "quantities.
v"Th« best way to introduce! auto
mobiles .would i be to ship a" small | num-.
ber to,: some j local \u25a0; firm ",to * s be i sold ,'on
commission.". :t- It-;? would >be t dlfflcult ;to
Introduce! machines -here k through ; cata
logues. 1 ; 1 ,: If \ the ; automobile manufactur
ers i in t the i United I States j will:; forward
copies of ? their ' catalogues to ) this ,'con
b ulate this - office 1 will, retain ': one ' copy
and pass the others to parties who may
be J interested.";^ In \u25a0< quoting £ prices S the
machine ?; should jibe ;/ given- complete,
with '.lamps ; and \u25a0 all , necessary; adjuncts.
Some: of f thej German iflrmsj quote i their
goods I not v ohly^ complete * in i every > de
tail, r. but f. including ;/ e^t ra - parts ' which
are liable.to wear qulckly.'such as tires,
etc. "g If must ; be J remembered that "Am
erican -Ci machines must {compete : 1 with
low? priced .* goods. .;, There are
af good of; motor,: cycles' in ""use
Irilthis|clty,fandithere would ;undoubt- *
edly.be; a- good sale; for; cheap machines |
"of;,this;klnd. [automobiles! and I
mbtorjcyclesjoneof ;the most important 1
points;tolbe conaldered t; ls'that'.the pui> I
chaserjsthree^months distant from, the !
United ? States, s and% in ithe' event 7 of* the i
breaking Jof^anyi' part fof -his V machine
itiwilli; be I laid j> up i for » several - months
before ?he?canlsecurel newXparts.'^Slm
"pllcltyv of [construction \ is I therefore « im^,
portant.\ : j Some : local Vdealer should be
.weU' supplied? with"; extra; parts."-
Trade With Tunis
FROM a, German publication Consul
: General' Richard Guenther '\u25a0'\u25a0 of
. Frankfort " has 'compiled " the fol
.,- blowing: . \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0• ":[•:"' \u25a0 - ; ; .<;
.^V'.'Thej? foreign ?i trade '\u25a0: of :j. the French
prJnclpalityJof.iTunls,^Africa,;.for.;the
fear4l9osghadj at. value Wottf: 90,935,000
francs f<f rarie, 5^ 19.3 |cents) * for,* imports
a'nd^ 58.276,000 j|for\* products k"', exported."
fhe, latter, figure; compared .with" that'of
the; preceding: j yea^:sTexportatloh^ shows
A decrease;Ofjlß,6lo,ooojfranc3^owlnt:!to
<he diminlahed!g;ralnjcropsrofsthat!year
tnlthe^prihcipality/p Goods] imported ;by
Tunls;lnllßosTcameifr6m*Franceltd T the
Taluef|6fsf47,9o3,OOOSfra'ncßr^ Algeria,
8,798,000 3 francs;- England," 7,670,000
trancsil Russia,^. 7,26 2,00 0 « francs; 3 Italy,
5,385,000 ig francaipßelgriura, - :: ." 1,714,000
francs;^Austria;' 1,688,000 : franca/ ¥. and
Germany,^l:s9lioooi'franc3. f £;TheHlnlted
States "i la * not j named tin I theT'statlsttcs.
were: Machines, 5.302.761 francs; metals
and # metallic uwajres;*|3,sl9;l26 f-j francs;
ready; mada^clothi ia g, || 9 1 6,3 0 7|i" francs ;
cottonltextilci!.- 8,217,862 francs; leather,
l;973,o44l|franc«;>S groceries,^ a.957,077
francs :1f10ur.16.537,0661franc5;;; lumber.
J,047,883 1 1 francs; 3.047,833 Is fr*nca ;
>Jne.|aic6hblfandfcereals,fetc.^lO.llß,t
335 francs
"The VTunisiao; exports consist chiefly
•*l^b^t. t ibarley^oatß;|oHy«i<>!V|wtn«
In *easks.lltye|sh««p] and 'products : of the
esh«rie*.".- , x .
flic "Smart Set .'.
FROM: Mare Island comes the,lnter
esting news -of the : engagement 'of
Miss Julia Persons; to -Assistant
. Navay '- Constructor Sidney . .' M.'
HenryiKUnited States navy. ; which is
bringing "forth - many good '.wishes and
congratulations. : : Miss , Persons is ..the
daughter of : Dr."; Remus" C Persons,
United ;States .. navy;- and has ; been
a decided belle at. the ;navy yard
since J;: her.l < arrival : } there a year
or so ago. She ; , is ." a ~ charmlur.
pretty girlr sings ;delightfully;*nd, has
traveled extensively.-; Her fiance is one
of ' the r popular- young* officers of the
yafd'and has a wide acquaintance here
as Swell as ' at Mare island, r This , pleas
ant ; new»,\ which Is ; of ' especial , interest
in 'naval circles, was Tannounced a few
days ago -at a |uncheon;given-by. Dr.
and: Mrs. Persons to a number of ! the.
younger people : of ' the ' yard.' The- wed
ding-is to ibe celebrated during^ Sep
tember :In St.' Peter's chapel, Mare isl
and.
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An enjoyable affair was the reception
given ' on last : by . Mrs. *> Louts
Flridlay • Monteagle, at which Bishop
and- Mrs. .William Ford Nichols and
Rev. Edward - Morgah.- priei t ; in charge
at .{St. Luke's church, were the; guests
of ? honor.' The reception A was: from 5
to t~ o'clock, and .a throng of guests
were present.^ Assisting Mrs. Monteaglo
In- receiving were, besides the guests of
honor: -Mrs. Augustus :P.i ßodgers, Mrs.
William Peyton, Mrs. Morrow, Mr 3.
Janies : Potter Langhorne. Mrs. Harry
M. Sherman, Miss Mary Heath and Miss
Mr. and Mrs. 'J. Parker Currier enter
tained at a dinner last. week at Pas
tori's .in. honor of Mr/ and Mrs. Jules
Brett, who have since left for Mexico.
The other ;gueßt3,tt%re; gueBt3,tt%re Mr. and. Mrs.
Henry Foster Dutton and Mr: and Mrs.
Webster Jones. -
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i \u25a0 Captain and Mrs. William ; HL " Mc-
Klttrick -have gone down from\The
Meadows/, their Bakersfleld ranch, to
Santa Barbara, where they have taken
a house on Garden street for the sum
mer months. Miss Redmond * accom
panied them. ffifffratffllfl
. Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst and Miss Helen
Wheeler, . who are . traveling in . Europe,
have changed their • plans ; somewhat
and -will come home a little sooner than
they had* expected. They will leave
Paris on June^l. instead of at the end
of that- month'. ' . _ * .
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Much sympathy. Is felt for Mlsa Gene
yieva King, : who ; fell recently .. while
skating and suffered the fracture of a
leg.; She is >an expert ; and * graceful
skater, so I the accident was a surprise
to every '"one,, and she -is being- over
whelmed, with the condolences of her
friends.
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Great pleasure is expressed at '-the
In Railway Circles
VIRGIL G. BOGUB. chief . engineer
of! the .Western Pacific, will, upon
hls arrival in the city from Ne
vada, where ; he -is at present . on
inspection work, open the bids; for the :
construction of ', the tunnel in ') this city
between ?-Twenty*-flfth: and - Pennayl- ;
vania and Ninth and Brannan streets. y
One" of the conditions Imposed, by Bogua
is that work* shall be commenced 15 »
days after -the bid Is awarded. This"
tunnel will cost in the neighborhood of
$1^000,00,2.1;; It will be SO feet' wide/ 27%:
feet high and 18,000^yards 'of concrete
will" be* used in- construction. It^will"
take fully; a year-. to build. In addi
tion .to /this there Jis a long fill from
Kentucky; street to the water front, on
which ,, work Vis ; . ; to be* commenced
shortly,Vand;lt Is estimated . that this
fill, -with 'the s wharves; and^ clips,' will
cost an additional $300,000. Then, tak
ing -another million to be spent on the
terminal,' the! Western Pacific will in
two and a half years spend. $3,300,000 '.
ln'r-San Francisco,; and most^ of this -
amount ; will ; be ? : paid out for labor.
These are the estimates so far. In all
probability, A more :^'improvements : ; will -
suggest themselves.^ which will;easily
add ; another ; million ;\u25a0 that Gould will
distribute in San Francisco alone.
, „: The . officials /of ± the . Southern Pacific
and the Santa ) Fe , are • wondering how,-,
the Cartwright law, which \ takes • effect
tomorrow.S will '^work..' This ; bill pro
hibits anyiagreement between carriers,
railroads and steamship lines, 'and be
tween the railroads t themselves, that \u25a0
could ; be ? construed in - any '. way . as an '
understanding or "agreement "as to the
making of rates' or the ? divlsion"of any
traffic. . It "prohibits . any. discrim
ination '-/whatsoever • by ' the"' railroads /in
favor of any shipper^of |any commodity. .
Thel statetlaw : is ; largely drawn after
the; lnterstate commerce .law, . and the
object-iis." so far/ as; it- refers^to rail
roads, to have all shippers, large and
small, on ,; ah equality as ;. to freight
rates, privileges and facilities. . ,
F. S. Edln'ger,-- general manajrer and
chief Hehgihfer," of.; the -. Shattuck-Des- r
mohd - company, i which '"-_ is ; building , th«* *.
road? between Santa Cruz -ana thence- ;
i trieht'.wof ks,- saysithe* line will be \u25a0 com-
' pletedlby/June'io. l lt'is 12 miles long
; ahulwillibe 'owned -Jolntly.by. the South-J.
| em Paciflc^and! Ocean V3hore, ; which are
| paying.' f or]its i construction! ; • The .work •
j Is; expensive.? as 'deep -cuts have had' to ;'!
rbe I made \u25a0 and * also ' filling ;<; < done. : It is
} to! be r a*. three t- track f road,'- two; tracks
I being : for j; the jOcean, Shore and one for ;
[ the; Southern (Pacific?;^ One* of ; ; the i cuts
f is {40 i feet fdeep .* and '•: a- 4 half \u25a0 mile'; lpnsr.
There?! are iitwop-fills,! altogether?; i,4oo *
feet'long. About I,2so,ooo^ feet of earth, :
principally ; all rock sortr t compact ;"shale,V
has "i been Amoved away." f The : width of
theroad;is;4B^*feet. The: company, is
working ; three steam -shovels arid five
locomotives.*>l The v capacity /of the"-ce
ment (.works' is * 9,000 ; barrels ; a i day.
It-. The", contractors who'are bulldingthe
Northern •. 'electric \ road <are J confident '
that it iwilljbe; In toj Sacramento 1 by. July ,
15.V^The approaches f or^ the bridge over;
: the • Sacramento • are placed '[ and ; it'; will ~
not\ take | [ong I to ,; complete 5 the * struc
ture! \u25a0:-; Toe *. road will enter Sacramento,
In the; Jt)ke TOM
- "Young " man. -^when 111 1 was- a boy I
had tto Iwork 1 f or ' my :? own 11 ving.*l; "
m "Well/"? guvner/ there's t nothln g . much
harder than working, for Va " : living."-^-'
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; "JDldn't I; tell, yer 'i that l ßill was . too
slow£to r live VS. \u25a0-".'-'\u25a0",'•.>/ '.'. v'J •
;K; K "Why. •\u25a0. wbt's I bin and "done > now?"
'i .% "He's 5 gone s and % got , run r; over %by "a
hearse."-— Tlt-Blts.<> :
. : Father-r-My ' wif e \u25a0 wanted to : ' call the
baby,- Hans ; and 'l wanted him to be
Fritx,|.but ; at -\u25a0 last we made ; a .compfo
miße.'s9BßHßpßHßSH&. \u25a0• '- : - \u25a0 - *
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MAY^21, 1907
news that Captain John "*urke Murphy.
U. \u00845."5 A.; who recently *A as promote«l.
has", been' ordered to the* s Presfdlo"ana
probably; will be stationed there* for
several years. He " and ' Mrs. Murphy,
who was I formerly ,Mlas Virginia • Rod
gers Nokes.^will "arrive here from Fort
Monroe about July 1» and will be warm
ly welcomed' by their many friends
here- Captain Murphy has been quite
seriously ill all winter, but is much
better now. and it Is feit that \u25a0 th*
change to;- this climate ; will further
benefit him.
'Mrs. James M. Allen expects to leave
nextmonth for^an eastern trip of sev
eral weeks' duration. B*fi
Mrs. Edward Griffith has returned t(»
her ; home in Ross Valley after a visit
of several weeks' duration In'SanU
Barbara.
Mrs. James Bullitt of LoaisviU* Ky..
who was formerly Ml»s Claire Italaton
of Oakjand, has arrived in California
recently^for a vialt to her friends and
relatives here, and is being
to' her; former home most enthusiasti
cally. '
Mrs. James King Steela-!*' spendinff
several weeks as fte guest of friends
ln!Sacramento and is being extensively
entertained there. Among those who
have recently given affairs in Mrs.
Steela's honor are Mrs. Bms Stephens
and Miss Estill Stephens. thY latter of
-whom is such, a belle here.*
Mrs. William Bourn. Mrs. Alston
Hayne : and Miss Ida Boarn. - who have
been in 'town for the winter, will leave
soon' for their country place at St.
Helena, where they will spen4 t h « n« xt
few months.
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.Mr. and Mrs. X>. A. Bender. Miss Mar
garet Bender and Miss Cherry Bender,
who have made their home In Sausalito
f or ' the I past year, have - gone to San
Rafael, where they : have taken an at
tractive ' house and will be domiciled
there for a year at least.
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Mrs, Harry Macfarlane.' formerly Miss
Polly Dunn, arrived on the Sierra laat
week from her home in Honolulu and
is the guest of her sister. Mrs. Henry
Foster Dutton. in San .RafaeL. Mrs.
Macfarlane is a great favorite her*,
and on her rare visits to San Francisco
is always extensively entertained.
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i H. J. Small and Miss Barbara Small
will -leave in . the 'near, future for an.
eastern trip. BBM9BPES
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Miss Etta Birdsall. who is living at
present in Auburn, is visiting friends
in Sacramento.'
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Mr. and; Mrs. Leonard S. Abbott will
go to the Grand canyon of the Colorado
early In" August.
through. MarysvlUe from Oroville and
Chico and parallels the Western Pacific
from Marys ville to Sacramento. The
timbering for the Western Pacific
bridge 'over, the Sacramento is already
in place. and is "only a few rods south
of the ; Northern electric bridge. -Work
is ; also 3 being 'rushed ;onl this line. . and
the tracks, should be into Sacramento
from Marysville shortly after August
1. : It is claimed 'that the .Western Pa
cific, bridges over, the American river.
Bear. river and Tuba, river will be com
pleted by thej Ist of: August and that
it will only consume a short time to lay
the, track so as to give rail communica
tion between, the two cities. The West
ern; Pacific has its right of way, which
goes directly through the heart of Sac
ramento, all cleared, \u25a0 and track laying
may be commenced any day. \u25a0
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Ben Campbell will on June I assume
the duties of vice president in charge
of all traffic, passenger, freight, mail
and express, of the New York. New
Haven and Hartford railroad company.
Ben Campbell. It will b« remembered,
was one of J. C. Stubbs* assistants, and
from this position went to the Great
Northern -as fourth vice president in
charge of traffic. Ha is well known on
the coast, as he was for many years in
charge of the traffic end of th« .Oregon
railway and navigation company.
-From $3 a week to $25,000 a year 'in
the record of 8.-.8. Mitchell, who has
Just been appointed general freight
traffic manager of the entire VanderbHt
system., Mitchell went with 'the New
lork Central as an office boy at $3 a
week and has occupied almost every
position in the freight department of
tnELt line * * \
The Santa Fe .officials are hopeful
that, the Franklin tunnel; will -b© open
tojtrafflc in 30 days. Thebreak Is
tbe tunnel occurred about January i<>
and a flre ,broke : out shortly afterward.
It : is still raging/ making It . impossible
for the men to complete the repairs.
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The^Southern Pacific ha* Just added
to its system another railroad which it
is said will be one of the best paying
properties Er H., Harriman owns. It is
three and a; half miles long -and *haa
been built to carry cement from the
works near Riverside.
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One of the many improvements, which
the Southern Pacific, is to make on the
line of ; the Oregon and California is
the: doing away with the trestle near
Bailey Hill by w means of "a fllL This
fill^is 900 feet long. 110 feet high, and
will take 25 0.000 cubic yards of dirt.
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A.M. Culver, who was with the
Oceanic steamship company as ticket
passenger agent, .has accepted a posi
tion in. the ticket office of the Southern
Pacific > in Los Angeles.
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, ; J.- J i J. - ' Byrne, . assistant passenger
traffic manager of the Santa Fe, and
W. . G.; Barnwell. general freight agent
of vthe ; Santa Fe. \ are in the Jclty on
tW. ;B. Scott, assistant director of
maintenance and operation >f the Har
riman lines,- Is" expected in" the 'city
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..-. P. R. Lund, chief train agent of th«
Harriman lines, ' is at Gold fleld. -'-
Jack-— You say you feel p«rfectly
surethat'she U t only flirting "with: m«?
Tom-^-Perfectly. : v
. Jack—Hans-; the .' luck. Why, when
;I began tl ; wa3'only fllrtingr with her.—
;Somerville Journal.
r "Oh. " Miss TutUeson," said little
Bobble.i J who .',? had ' b«en kept after
school," "whenever I see you I can't help
: thinkioV of \u25a0 exp«rience." „ .
"What.do you. mean?** the lady de
manded with a' good deal o(,s>«p«rlty.\->
"Experlence la . a dear teacher, you
know."
.i,The,n »he , §ray« > him a pat v«n the
cheek said, that; h«"migfht so if he
.would '\u25a0*. promise 7 not to 1 make facas » t '
any? of / the ; UtUe girls ' a»Un.-^ChJcajt«»
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