OCR Interpretation

The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, June 19, 1907, Image 6

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1907-06-19/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 6

The San Francisco Call
lOHN n SPPFCK PI <» ProoHetor
CHARLES W. HORNICK. . . .. ... ... .. .General Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON .. . . .'.'. .-.Managing Editor
1 Address All Commoalciittoii <o THE SA.V KRAXCISCO CALL
Telephone, «*TemporarT S6" — Auk for The Call. The Operator Will Connect
Yon With the Department You.W*l«h. . .\u25a0. \u25a0 .- : :
BUSINESS OFFICE ". .Market and Third Streets, San Francisco
Open Until 11 O'clock Every Night in tlie Year. \u0084 ; " 1
EDITORIAL. ROOMS . . ... .Market and Third Streets
MAIN CITY BRANCH • 1651 Fillmore Street. Near - Post
OAKLAND OFFICE — 468 11th St. (Bacon block) . .Telephone Oakland 1083
ALAMEDA OFFICE: — 1435 Park Street ......Telephone Alameda" 65*
! BERKELEY OFFICE: — SW. Cor.' Center' and Oxford. Telephone Berkeley 77
CHICAGO OFFICE — Marquette Bldg..C. George Krogness, Representative
: NEW YORK OFFICE — 30 Tribune Bldg.. Stephen B. Smith, Representative
Dellvered by Carrier. 20 Cents Per "Week. 75 Cents Per Month. . Single
Copies 5 Cents. • <
Terms by Mall, Including Postage (Cash "With Order):
DAILY CALL (Including Sunday). 1 year ...$B.OO
I DAILY CALL (Including Sunday). 6 months. $4.00
• DAILY CALL— By Single Month , 75c
SUNDAY CALL, 1 year. . . . . . . . ... $2.60
WEEKLY CALL, 1 year 1.00
1 pnnFir\' ) Datly ' "*••• $80 ° Per Year Extra
( FORUW I Sunday..! - 4.15 Per Year Extra
POSTAGE. Weekly 1.00 Per Year Extra
Entered at the United States Postofflce as Second Class Matter. •
Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested.
Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to
give both NEW AND OLD XDDRESS in order to insure a prompt
and correct compliance with their request.
THE uninstructed spectator of the graft might
readily suppose that a high toned southern gentleman of
chivalric instincts and traditions would be eager to meet and
refute, if he can, the solemn indictment of a grand jury charging
him with bribery. If Mr. Patrick Calhoun were that, kind of gentle
man it would be difficult to reconcile his course with his traditions
of honor and his loud professions. Indeed, so fan from vindicating
the boasted chivalry of the south we find him behaving like Ruef.
It is Mr. Calhoun's interpretation of noblesse oblige.
Like Rucf, Mr. Calhoun has hired a lawyer with a bad tongue
and an evil temper, whose policy, so far as developed, appears to
be chiefly one of personal insult and the attribution of unworthy
motives to the prosecution. Mr. Calhoun's counsel is impressed with
the belief that if he can put Mr. Rudolph- Spreckels on trial, that
will divert attention from his client. There are the customary hints
about midnight conspiracies and wicked schemes to buy the United
Railroads for an old song. These., may serve to amuse the gallery
or create an atmosphere of political" prejudice, but they do hot meet
the charge of felony under which Mr. Calhoun rests. That charge,
will not be wiped out by dragging a red herring across the trail.
The Call is not concerned to defend Mr. Rudolph Spreckels.
He can speak for himself and no doubt wi11.40-so;-but'\ve confess a
certain surprise at the tactics employed on behalf of Mr. Calhoun.
The dubious devices of the. criminal lawyer do not .fit the loud pro
fessions of innocence that Mr." Calhoun has so liberally distributed.
The course of an honorable man, conscious of his own rectitude,
would be to prove his innocence first.' and then, if he. 'could prove
that unworthy "motives had actuated the prosecution, he would be
listened to with respect. But every moment that, he evades or. post
pones a trial on the facts and the merits of the case he becomes him
self an object of suspicion. In a .word, Mr. Calhoun behaves -like
Ruef, exhausting the ingenuity of a battery of -''criminal lawyers,
seeking to confuse the issue with irrelevant matters and to post
pone trial. v :
IT is not flattering to American pride to see the navy department
compelled to.^carry its coals in British or other foreign bottoms.
We have coal to . burn on the other side of the continent, but
* none for the Pacific coast, unless we- can. sneak it around the
Horn through a hole/in the law' which" the' -ingenious bureaucrats of
the navy department claim to have discovered.^ To, be sure, this is
one of those cases where it may be plausibly maintained that neces
..sity knows no law, or'as little as possible. . :
We shall not pretend to criticise the Rubious ingenuity of legal
minds in a tight place, and we recognize the fact that motive power
must be provided for our warships on the Pacific. The- coalyards
at Mare island and Bremerton must be supplied by .some means,
but it is a fair subject for inquiry whether there is such a. real
scarcity of American shipping as the navy department asserts, and,
secondly, who is responsible for that lack pf transportation facilities?
Not impossibly, the scarcity is due to the hostile attitude. that con
gress maintains toward the American merchant marine. This lack
of merchant ships under our flag is a quite serious matter for the
country,- wholly apart fr<sm the commercial aspect. In case of war
it would .place us at a grave disadvantage. ?:i;s : BtM
In the meantime, we thoroughly, appreciate the apologetic atti
tude of the navy department. If they cannot hire American ships,
at least they are' able to point with just pride Jo the fact that they
axe buying American'coals.^God is good to the navy department.
• fTTT^HE United States army is in sore trouble. The wife of a
I colonel of dragoons threatens , to sue the secretary of war
\ X because he ordered her excluded from the .West Point reserva
tion under circumstances of ignominy. She is a person of
strenuous temperament and something of a colonel 5 herself, if the
complaints of West Point bigwigs describing her behavior are \6
is Mrs. Ayres, wife of Lieutenant. Colonel -Charles G. : Ayres,
who has aroused ; thfs military.' storrri byrconducting. a ;sqrt of pri
yate war with the gallant West Pointers,- and her campaign us
described in a series of official letters, from which we quote part
of a communication addressed -toi.th^war'Jdepartmwitrb^C^loncl
H. L. Scott, superintendent of cadets, in these words : ;;^|,
On the day mentioned in the complaint Mrs. -Ayrcs attacked;the'"fcom
mandant of cadets in the^arca of the cadet barracks.'with the 'most
brious epithets and in an undignified mariner. : In addition to this she -has
\u25a0written to certain New York newspapers making; such", outrageous attacks
thatthe papers ; would not jsrint them. Moreover; in speaking to me^about
writing to newspapers, critjcising officers, she declared her purpose to ; write
"whatever and to whomsoever she pleased. , ; .
. ~ She has never, to my knowledge, publicly, criticised me personally,-: and
this is mentioned to show that I am not actuatedin .writing this letter by any
personal pique; but she did not hesitate to denounce General Mills last: year,
.1 am told, on the hotel porch so recklessly as to call forth a rebuke from the
manager of the hotel. \u0084. _• '
Colonel Scott is grievously, perplexed. _ : He suggests that even
Should; he exclude the lady from the reservation : : she may < efTect V a
lodgment in a neighboring village, and from tHat secure 'retreat/
perhaps, make faces at him across the fence. Besides the resources
pi a nimble tongue the terrified colonel and 'supenntendent'iiears;
as he says, that Mrs. -Ayres will;«"continue her undignified .Vcianior
in the press/4 No wonder the army Js afeared.
From this . double barreled; warfare our^ gallant soldiers shrink.
'An army with banners turns tail -before a tongue and '\u25a0 tHe
iir is full of adjectives more dreadful than bayonets; "
Ayres is a distinguished cavalry officer, a close-: friend' "of General
Leonard-VVobd arid of President Rqoseyelt. ." ? yres : ,'.is lc ;a
Fairfax of -Virginia: ; There are -all the ' elefneiits*/of *an ? inspiring,
scrap. .Coloneil. Ayres- "explains vthat ;lhis
before a civil rather- than a military /tribunal, 1 by'hisVadvice,.and he,
explains that years ago a. major general— riot otherwise' identified-f—
told 'him that Jas-' for a court martial he /might as -well; be tried by
"crocodiles." - '.; This contribution .to the .current, "flopd;." 'of animal .
literature he explains by the remark that _, ;a: rnilitary^ycptirt" would
be composed of such officers as to make the result "a brace game."
i These are dreadful -things to say about the army ; anci . its ' con
stituted authorities. . To the mere^ civilian they might seem sub
versive of discipline, arid •Colonel Ayres may bej called, to account
if he has not been misquoted; Willy, ! t n illy; -he may "be dragged
before theivillaindus^crocodiles! • \u0084• '- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. '\u25a0•\u25a0'\u25a0' '\u25a0'\u25a0 ._• \u25a0&i\& \u25a0 • •"»; !
,-; A social' and military ;epis9der of this character /would not. be
complete without; its black conspiracy^ . In this instance it appealrs
under the alias of a-"caball" It is'related; in all \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0seriousness," that
eminent West Pointers ;have engaged in this/hideous cabal to down
Colonel Ayres and Mrs, Ayres because of his 'friendship with Gen
eral ..Wood, who is not popular at West Point. . \u25a0'-\u0084'.
\u25a0 We "do not know much about", this; and;. \u25a0in'deed/; we share the
wholesome fear that inspires 'the prevailing ". activity , of the United
States army/ but in the capacity of a: rank; outsider 'we should : like
some further information about the hajbits. of the^ military crocodile.
It is a species not yet classified in the nature books and worthy the
attention of Theodore Roosevelt. V.
AN excitable statesman of the middle west makes, a loud .call
I for a hundred battleships with which to; sweep; Cthe wide
Pacific ; clear of heathen fleets : 'and : their.- sneaking allies,
I -whether these be British oi German i or v the: 'Lor <d knows
iwhat. -{vVe- -shall : ; not. Jriejed? so nia^y^?ProbablyV::We ; ishail need
any battleships on the Pacific. At present \we have none. ".
We areaware: that this isa delicate subject. : Portentous brows
wrinkle in Washingtori when naval policy iforHhe Pacific is men
tioned. ' The subject is obscure or, at least, obscured \ by the solemn
make believe of diplomacyl ; -n one asks why; there are no American
battleships on tKe Pacific;; the answer is. given *that, : if we should
send^ such a fleet Ato those waters,- Japan might regard itSas-jan
unfriendly act.. By keeping V nothing -but .cruisers^: and; •\u25a0gunboats
on the Pacific we present an example, of international politeness
to the world. It would be unfriendly to gather, here a fleet capable
of meeting the. Japanese on ; equaiterms. .•: -\- : '\u25a0\u25a0/:- : :- s : : -.';!.-•.' :< .- : ,-'.; ;
. . ;It >would ! 'be/:cven- more friendly'? to have no fleet' of' any sort
on the-PacificV;;^T^
should bejin^no danger ; of • losing Jhe fleet now have"in case*'of
warhv-The situation 'is not simple ,; and so me(of \u25a0the.-complications
.that^rhusti-bc v considered; were, pointed' out not: long-ago' by^Gaptaiii
Mahan;- the.igreatest'Uiving authority on sea power. On tiiaf occa-. ;
sioiV;Captain'Mahan-said : :v ? £> -'-:'] " ,"v- "'^ '\u25a0*' ' .; : :r \u25a0'"-:\u25a0 ':^". : r <.. ';;/..;^ : - : ;'.
'.: : -_.-.'; It seems tome., reasonable' -to r assume r that : the government, : under. 'a
president who^ha's" knowledge of. military prindples;-:and advisers tSucK^as^ the
general ; board,; over ; which Admira^
three- battleships^tol tKe Philippinesl^vbuld^be r^spu^oufs^Jves'CxactlyanVthe
rior;\divided into two "parts individually inf crioKto" the^Japahese ! jnavy'.-S Should
sooner^ tKan (we, our : « proposed; [Philippine ';flect» would? rcpresentUhat^of- Port
Arthur.'ahd toi the Atlantic fleet," : iffsentrsubsequcritly,^
role j of >Rpjcstvcnsky: : vlj\ioinot,^of:rcourse,'?say^thatiexactlySsimilar' results
would .follow, but only .ithat 'the (situation^^^ye-shbuJdVneediessly^have'; created
would \u25a0.' be :;the^;sanie/A*. ;;*.*'; The
superipfity.vFor -that^object; in the present?prop6rtionsaof;6^r 'vnavy^the
"threeibattleshipV-liere are.thrice as ;efficientas^they.. wouW^iiri>ManilaVv--.v-';\':
.\u25a0: : The, reasbriing^isVgoqdjasf \u25a0 far as Ht^go^'butp^s^jotlgo 'far
enough:; If it nsj.badJpolicjyV tOidiyi^y^r^ffirx^t§^&p^ i
battleships, on tliejPacifica^dsoine^on^the^^ I
ing applies to - maihtaining ;k any sort'^of >fleeUon\he^Pacific; The!
situation: is; admittedly; difficult; butithefrea^
the'pbwers that b^^isj neither: convince
S.- '" . \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 ' .\u2666'' •\u25a0\u25a0"^" V . ' : - •.'.-'."\u25a0\u25a0 ..- '." ;^'-v'..''^ i -: :' \'/- : - '\u25a0 i*'"V \u25a0'-.•.»' '. \'\u25a0 ' 'r \u25a0' ',';"\u25a0
':'\u25a0*'.,\u25a0:, y, ,-\u25a0-' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:.'. ;• '.\u25a0'':•"' ;\ \u25a0 . -.-'\u25a0".'- *?"i~- l -:-: : ?l /^.'•'•zi^%.<"tf"?.#t>-****rrt:. .\u25a0.,-\u25a0-.:" \u25a0' .- ' -
Verse Current in the :
f-^ress ; of ;tHe Nation
\u25a0yViN journeyings >oft many' a
a \u0084 clirrie'V' 5 '- ••*. '\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"'.. .\v.' i ,'
*| scanned. the' ways of the truly
' ; V". '' '\u25a0 great,-'" '"[;, \u25a0' 'r\-.'r \- .' ii ' v '_ : ''
But- tthe -greatest man In the. tide of
time, • "•\u25a0 '
'. Without whose hod, the world scarce
\u25a0: ;\u25a0;-.;; moves, ."•:.\u25a0'-\u25a0\u25a0• . "''\u25a0. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-. \u25a0 > , : '
: Is ; the lordly cierk'of the swell hotel.
\u25a0. f~- ,C \u25a0 -*' r ~"; .'\u25a0' \u25a0 * - . < '- ' '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 " '- \u25a0 -
If spangled o'er •with jewels
, ; ;. -,rdre' " : .;\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '" '-'\u25a0"'\u25a0.'",
Andclbt,tied in fashion's. latest vogue.
And scatter, your coin with a reckless
.'. \u25a0 - air,- \- '_':\u25a0.. ";.>• \u25a0.\u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0"-/;'>, Sl .'. ' _ : , ;
\u25a0'- You're always welcomed by the eagle
\u25a0eye"';--. .V::- -._ • '. \u25a0" ';\u25a0. {: _ .
Of .the lordly clerk of the swell hotel.
But if modestly prarbed inplainer style.
You approach, the throne in an hum
ble way \u25a0' ; ; ' " . i
And are. exceeding glad, if once in -a
.:/ -\ while \u25a0' ..•\u25a0-;\u25a0-\u25a0• , . \, '
' You catch the eye; or your questions
.. r are heard • ..
j By the lordly clerk of the swell hotel.
While he showers his smiles on the rich
"... and th.c proud . '-'"/><; , "
. You patiently wait in the far back
f ground .- *
Till' his regal highness's served'all the
;-- crowd, ~\ \u25a0 './\u25a0 \u25a0 : '. "\u25a0" \u25a0 . '• '
" And you modestly ask for letters!
from home . |
,;Of the lordly clerk of the swell hotel. |
And • scarcely deigning a : glance at .you,' I
V Nor looking at all through:letters or
:\u25a0.'•;; .\u25a0\u25a0•!> mail,";-.- .; :.. •"• \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 .\u25a0*..-'/\. ; '*\u0084--.S x .- : '
He answers \u25a0 quickly, and impatiently,
'<\u25a0:' \u25a0\u25a0(\u25a0\u25a0 . --tOO,'- •-•.' .1 : _ '- :'.' •-'.'-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0: '\u25a0;\u25a0 ;\u25a0• -; -
"There's, nothing at air in the lot. for
.• : you," ,:'\u25a0'; .\u25a0 •\u25a0 '.'\u25a0<- . -.'\u25a0::•' .^*; l
: Does the lordly clerk of the < swell
. /hotel. - V, ._
And -so \u25a0 you patiently wait for , letters
\u25a0 ; - \u25a0;.-,' ..;from home, ' ' < ;.-*".\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:., >;• ->"-V'i ; - : ' :
..\u25a0Asking,- day. : after. day; for the ."ex- !
*'\u25a0".- pected^word; '. \.
And wonder; why they never will come.
Feeling: ashamed so often to, trouble
\u25a0 .\u25a0\u25a0;; :^;or.;bore ? ; "". ;- : \u25a0,'•;:\u25a0."-.\u25a0'\u25a0,',; .":
/ The'lordly clerk of the swell hotel.
But when your Journey is o'er and you
i -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 _:.-hail '/-"\u25a0 ..;\u25a0 - .- \u25a0 : '\u25a0- '/ \u25a0 ' -:; ,\u25a0
;'\u25a0 Your return" to friends'ln the dear old
' . ';..* ; home ' \u25a0 \u25a0;".\u25a0- .':.*.- .[ ..;'../'-
You write^tothe big hotel . to please
\u25a0\u25a0-'-\u25a0 : /• remail vv ''\u25a0'. ;; \u25a0>-\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;' ':.'' J .;
'-'. "The messages, of love'that never, were
."<--'".'! found '••.;• y .: . : •\u25a0\u25a0",.:
: : By, the lordly'clerk of .the swell hoteL
—David M. Johnson, in New ,York v Sun. !
r'--'\*iv ;\u25a0 - : \u25a0-.-•.\u25a0 • • .*• i -\u25a0'.'• «v
. \u25a0 Oh, to"be,.!to.cbe;; '\u25a0\u25a0'
•i - fC^A'iglad'-;' green;. tree," •
AVitluUhe wind through its bran^chea
";';:' iblbwing, . \u25a0•'.'. - . -" :
i fragrant, wine 4
vv..v'V./ l Of*a;youth^divine -- >: ~. \u25a0
From /root a to* crown; overflowing.
v \u25a0-. -^j when j the primal dawn ? - '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
'•' \u25a0•''; >the earth, drew.on^i'V;; T
There.; sprang M rom the world's gray
r^' n \u25a0- : . "'.•'.*\u25a0 \u25a0
\U Amelfn'and an'o'akT-. ' .
\u25a0 \u25a0'•: ..'** pulse "they woke" .." " >
And _ mingled,, their'songs Uogether. '
;;-.;, y'^Do", you hoar the I sigh " ? ' "
C'.ii X, '.When .-.the springy is nigh?^ -.. ,
1 0?:ioVe,T,whenftthe ,'daysii grow ! longer ' !
\u25a0 '- .; \u25a0 : ,:D6es % the fiery ! , thrill •:^-< -..,-\u25a0. .,-\u25a0 \u25a0-, .-.
>^v{ of;.the] old i life; still r^V;v: • I
.Make^the^ new^ sweet /bond -seem
\; V;Btronßer?"^^^;,-' 'yt'\\S. t \' :^^ : ":.\_.
•.'"\u25a0,-•'\u25a0 '--I tr"t"' - *~"' A - d ,^ > - Foster Murray".
I he pmart oet
A;'. PRETTY wedding, with unusual^
and ;. attractive '\u25a0'\u25a0 surroundings, -
.': was tjiat of. Miss -Helen •. Brad-^
bury Carter and"; Howard Beck
Cutting. ".which;, was" celebrated at noon'
yesterday .at : "Pechowa," the country -
place of -the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Carter! at Lagunitas In Marin
county. . It. Is a beautiful spot in the
redwoods; and -It was-. decided., that- the^
ceremony' should ;takeV place \out % of,
doors. ; : Rev.' Dr. Jewett; formerly of
Redwood "City, was' the ""officiating
clergyman, :\u25a0=- he having, performed the
same office for the parents 'of the
groom, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cutting.
.'Miss Carter was a charming brld« in :
a gown of white embroidered eilk. She
had ho : attendants and -only.' relatives
were ; present. '. Mr. : and Mrs. "Cutting "
have gone. to Yosemite for their 'honey
moon, end I will visit southern Callfor->
nla^before.returning here. After Sep
tember-they will live. "ln Mill Valley,
where the groom has recently built a
house.. ;. •
-.-'< ''^ ;•,' •\u25a0 ' -. • "... -' *'.'..
Mrs.; Richardson -Clover and her
daughters, -Miss Dora Clover and Mis 3
Beatrice .Clover," .who went abroad • re
cently, are ?at> the Hotel Alexandra In
London. 'They .will be joined there
shortly by Captain Clover, who has Just
returned to Washington after a brief
trip to this coast.-
Mrs. William H. Crocker left on Mon
day for a brief eastern trip.
"Admiral Kempff and Miss Cornelia
Kempff left yesterday for a fortnight's
stay in Yosemite. \u25a0
- \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0- .v "• \u25a0 ".. • . -: • • \u25a0 '
Miss' Stella McCalla came up last
week from Santa Barbara for a brief -
stay. MrsjMcCalla. who spent a fort
night here, has gone south again.
-'."\u25a0•\u25a0 • i* . *
Mr. -and Mrs. Grant Selfrldge. who
recently. returned from an eastern^trip,
will spend the fourth -of July holidays
as the guests of the Herrlns at Castle
»\u25a0•\u25a0"••,* \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 '
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Beaver, the
latter of .whom has recently returned
from a brief visit to Santa < Barbara,
spent the week end in San Jose.
• \u25a0 • " * .>.f~.~5<-
Mrs. Kirkham Wright. Miss - Jean
nette Wright and Miss Marlon Wright
have returned to town after a sojourn
at Coronado.
• • • :
: Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Baker Spalding |
(the/ latter was formerly Miss Mary
Polhemus) are receiving the" congratu
lations of their friends on the arrival
of a. son._ \u25a0 : , -
. '. • . « •
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wood (formerly
Miss Romola Blgelow) of this city, who ,
are spending the winter and spring in
Santa Barbara, are rejoicing- in the
advent- of a son,, born last week.
Mr. and Mrs.- Leonard Chenerj'.have '
returned from a trip* to Yosemite vaN
ley.- \u25a0 \u25a0 • ; .
. • ..• , • • ..- * \u0084 \u25a0
Douglas Alexander, the young son -of
Mrs. C..0. Alexander, has been quite HI
again and had to undergo the mastohl
\u25a0operation last week. Only a few. :
months -ago this operation" was pe'r- v
formed.vbut some.- complications maUe» :
it necessary to- rep«af it.' 1 whiiih^has:
been very successful, and he Is getting
along well. During hi 3 mother's ab
«ence-vin Surope:«he has '.been staying
atf.Burlln'same- .witli* his" "aunt, Mrs.
Moun'tford. Wilson. ;. •\u25a0\u25a0..-..'\u25a0 \u25a0'• ; '\u25a0{'. . \u25a0\u25a0•'
-..^Mrr» in*rMrsri..Wii»iaraj Hd ehtel£e*f*sv
and M^ssr/Patty : GhickertnS'ilett rlast*.
week 'for Europe., as they are goingi
X or_ rest : and change they -will take, one'
of the slower; steamers across -to avoid,
the summer. crowds, and. after several
months spent .in leisurely ".traveling
about the continent will return' to Caii
fornia., , .. ' -„- >* " ." ,-. il ', '
\~-'-- \u25a0 - \}'H*.'"< -'---
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Wotkyns,' who
had. been guests for 'the 'past fortnight^'
at Menlo, Mrs. Wbtkyps having 'coma'
Gossip in Railroad Grcles%
•f- — \u25a0 — — — — ._-... \u25a0\u25a0 — - —
The operating officials; of.the."South
ern Pacific deny the allegation " that"
they "Intended to cast any'reflectlqna on
the resldents'of.Burllngame, San Mateo.
Belmont. Menlo Park, Palo ' Alto and
San Jose, or to classify them as "dead
ones", by putting a funeral car" on the
Saturday evening' run and the early
Sunday', morning run of the; regular
train's to San Jose. '
They 'declare that the sole reason ; for
ks use was to: accommodate the-traffic
on^the days In question," owing
enormous number of people who went
to ,; attend ' the . birthday party of Fred
Swanton at Santa Cruz;
It ; is .understood that th.c. ' railway
company c has received several Indlg- ,
nant communications from residents of
Burlinga m e and .Belmont, ; and a .. stoat
literary gentleman. ""> who' spends ." his
Sundays at Belmont, has threatened to
abandon the use of the line If he'lsto
be/ subjected to the remarks" of rude
small boys who bawl out as he is gaz
ing out; of : the window at the green
hllls,"."There is a nice looking dead one."
Frank .Fabens, regrets that any' pa
tron of ; the, Southern Pacific, especlally;
a poet, should be subjected to so. griev-*'
ous an Indignity, and In explanation he
said: : : V ": ',;: > .--' : -- -.-.-.- -. ". k ."•" \u0084'
''There .was /such . a demand for
coaches^on. those two days, that we put
into, 'commission .anything that "we,
could; lay. our. hands; upon.' Now there
Is really nothing objectionable, in the
funerai;car. It is painted a nice bright
and ' Cheerful color, on -the. outside. It;is
well ; upholstered and " ham fine," large
windows. _ Only a person v pf a .sensi
tive - nature', - as .I ! take the \u25a0 poet • who
lives ;at Belmont % is. could find; fault:
with .the car. It: is not likely; to hap-]
pen again. Fred >Swanton*a birthday^
comes only, once a year, and then -It
should be remembered that on that day
we put on! two extra tralns^to San Jose,
and ;. that Jalso; accounted f or : the short
age in 'cars and the use of the funeral
car - v '-^^^^^^PBSB -\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0'•\u25a0\u25a0• ;~
"The funeral coach will not -. again
be used for the conveyance" of/.live
<<bricirtipns in. Calif orniia
_-\u25a0' -' California : temp*tmtnr«i tm th« part twenty-i^Vhouri:" " .':'!: i??;X'
- San. *\u25a0 Francisco.. ..rt.... •-• * .. wi-jL,:,— . »••»' '. ; ' «I f -' ". "^ '
BaayDie»o^....:-_.... v^;.v..^ i.^VihiiiwS'lse::::^ XaximWlM
San Francisco buUding- permits fgr June 13:
' ' Permanent ~..T. .... ..'.^'..;T 15.%- .Valu» \u25a0 "'" ' '
-^ **»"?«*\u25a0 ll ** ! * •'* lth ° »P^W; Product '• ia Ooir«rt*i«." "soaV^*." ..'Jl^S*; 150 000
yr^2S?? f^^^^t^^.tinutid^t^tlurW clip "fa-tMTS d^cS
• fornla'; will total arer a mfllioa ponnds thiaiyear • - - -
• \u25a0\u25a0-•'
% north : to act as, matron of hpnor at the
i'weddlhV of Miss Frances Coon and
Oliver Kehrleln, have, returned to their
• home in . Pasadena. ."•--. \u25a0 '.\u25a0-\u25a0
\u25a0' i \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0'" " T ;;~v~' .. ',• \u25a0•__•_
'''Miss ' Alice 'Herring .who went east
last month, will return to- California
-this week, arriving probably on' Sun
day .evening. She .will- go directly to
"Castle Crag to join her mother. Mrs.
llerrln, .' who has been there for- the
past, month. Miss. Kathryn Herrin has
v "alsos returnee there after a stay In
Mown oFaboat a week, having come
down for the Wolfe- Watklns and Hew
• lett-Redlngton weddings. . .
\u25a0\u25a0*• • • . \u25a0
' Mr.-ancVMrs. Robert Armstrong Dean
; have returned from, a six weeks* visit
to New York and Washington, S J>. C.
and are again at their home on Rus
sian hill.
•• • •
'Several, of the future belles of San
Francisco who have been at the B!an
\u25a0 chard-Gamble school in Santa , Bar
bara for the winter came north last
week, in .the. care of one of the teach
ers, "among .them being Miss Ysabel
Cha3e,- the daughter- of Mr. and Mrs.
Horace , Blanchard Chase: Miss Hen
riette Blanding. daughter of Mr. and /
Mrs. Gordon Blanding; Miss Dorothy*^
Berry, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Patton
Berry, and Miss Harriet Alexander,
daughter of Mrs. C. O. Alexander.
f • - • • -
Captain and llrs. Edwin C. Long
(formerly Miss Georgie Shepard), who
were at El Drisco for some time after
their arrival from the east, have taken
an apartment at the Gainsborough in
Pacific avenue.
Miss Mabel Bacon, who has made her
home in Santa Barbara much of the
time for several years past, came north
: recently to spend \u25a0 the summer-? In
Berkeley. She is being welcomed
heartily by her many friends here.
Personal Mention
John Parrott Jr. of San Mateo is at
the Palace.
G. W. Sears of Springfield. Mo., Is at
the Hamlin. "
V. V. Mighel3 and wife of New York
are at the Hamlin. \u25a0'
Charles E. Fredericks of Los Afige
les is at the Savoy.
F. B. Chandler and wife of Vacaville
are at the Majestlcl
W." G". Wallace and wife of Stockton
are at' the Fairmont.
Philip V. Mighels. the writer. Is reg
istered at the Hamlin.
G. F. Johnson, a merchant of Port
land, Or., is at the Baltimore. 4
11. J. Wallace, wife and son of Sal*
Lake will be at, the Majestic for sev-« (
eral days. ' •
W. A. Fry and J. C. Trafton, Jewel
trs of Providence; R. 1., are at the
: Baltimore.
H. K. Woed,: a manufacturer of shov
els at Piqua, Ohio, and Mrs. Wood are
the Fairmont.
Henry .Hercourt, prominent in bust
ness circles In Fresno, Is registered at
the Baltimore.
Thomas Hughes, prominent In oil
circles at Los Angele3, and his wife
are at the St. Francis.
Joseph,H. Boyd. prominent In busi
ness circles in Spokane, with his wife
and daughter are -at the Majestic.
i George H. Lewis. of New York, with
his wife and daughters. Miss Alice and
Miss Grace, are at the Dorchester.
t James W. Nelll of Butte Mont., and
,T. A. Varden of Sacramento, both
heavily In : mininsr proper
ties on the coast, are at the St. Frances.
Among the arrivaU at the Hotel Ham-
Iln yesterday were G. W. Sears, of
SpringviHe, AJo., and Captain C. F. Tap
per, an ' automobile manufacturer of
New York. --.->., -
Mrs. Walter S. Sample and family
from^ Washington, Di, C. arrived yes
terday at. the St. Francis. Mr. Sample
h4«» *)'egrx~:ln 'tfxS ": cjtr.'rof some months
representing the ; James Stewart com
pany,, contractors of New York and
•\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0*>>%/* \u25a0-\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 • \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•^\u25a0\u25a0/ : .y'-' \u25a0 :-*.'
Burllngamites and Belmontites. It shall
be'-teserved for Its pproperr r use-in .the
tdture, and Mr. Klndelori will be'ln
structed to chase small boys from
the right of . way in cue the funeral
car is required to convey live com
"On June 1 the lines east oC Chicago
to Atlantic seaboard points . raised the
rates on.' lumber ta stand sixth class
rates, -eliminating all commodity rates
on shipments originating, in the Pa
cific northwest. .This had the effect of
raising by 2 to 8 cents per. loo pounds
the rates to all points east of Buffalo
and Pittsburg. It is now contemplated
by the Pacific coast lines in the north
west to advance the St. Paul rate by 5
scents, and this would make It 43 cents
on fir and spruce lumber and 55 cents
on cedar. In contemplation of this the
California lines have decided that In
case the foregoing agreement Is made
they would advance the rates on
shipments from Humboldt bay and
thus make the rates .., to Denver 60
cents, to the Missouri river «3 cents
Chicago 70 cents. New York and com
mon points 85, and establish com
modity rates to Cincinnati. De
troit and common points at 73 cents,
and - Pittsburg, Buffalo and common
points at 80 cents. They also have
blocked out a new territory to be
called Kansas, Nebraska and Texas
.common points, which would also taka
the 60 cent rate. The absorption of
steamship arbltraries will be as at
present. It Is further contemplated to
cancel the present 50 cent rate on ship
ments from Callfornlan: terminals and
intermediates and leave only a 55 cent
rate and to cancel the 57% cent rate
to Mississippi river common points
and leave the Chicago rate at 60 cents
Ito apply as the maximum. Thi3 would
be done only in > the * event that tn©
northern lines advance their Missouri
[»*!£ ra^ c ;,, Th Ire1 re woald be.no change
in the Californlan rate otherwise.
\u25a0V- '•\u25a0-\u25a0' \u25a0•'".• \u25a0'-. •
Carleton C. Crane has sufficiently re
covered his health to be able to return
to his office.

xml | txt