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Including Postage (Cash With Order): DATLY CALL (including Sunday). 1 year 58.00 DAILY CALL (including Sunday), 6 months **_\u25a0«« DAILY CALL— By Single Month • •»<• SUNDAY CALL, 1 year »;^ WEEKLY CALL. 1 year 10 ° ! Dally $8.00 Per Year Extra Sunday.".'."-'." 4.15 Per Year Extra Weekly 100 Per Year Extra Entered at the United States Postofflce as Second Class Matter. ALL POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested. Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to give both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt and correct compliance with their request. SAN FRANCISCO AND THE EAST SAX FRANCISCO is getting a fine and dandy scolding from the virtuous brethren of the eastern press. In this amiable chorus of abuse and assorted misinformation one hears obstreperous outcry from New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and other centers of morals. Doubtless, we have earned it all, and yet the wonder grows that some of these speckled moralists and clamorous preachers are so ready to confess the sins of their neigh bors while quite forgetting their own. We quote some of the real or supposed qualifications of San Francisco for the place of horrible example among cities: The country must experience a new feeling of disgust over the San Francisco situation. — Springfield Republican. San Francisco had become an irresponsible, moral bankrupt.— Springfield Republican. The city's affairs had been immersed in foulness and scandal for a long time. — Springfield Republican. Makes the San Francisco situation for the moment seem a moral anarchy. — Springfield Republican. The burden of the disgrace is just this — that such a man could occupy such an office. — New York Globe. Japanese may well take a certain satisfaction in the conviction of Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco. He was the great champion of the higher races on the Pacific coast — New York Evening Post. Doubtless, we deserve it all and more, but as we seem to be doing our best to reinstate the ten commandments and are repent ing our sins under the loud swish of Heney's flail, we beg our ultramontane brethren to bear with us a little. At least, we are not corrupt and contented, like some of them. Another chorus of confused objurgation deals with Schmitz, from which may be selected some of the more strident notes, like these: To rise from drummer boy in a theater orchestra to the mayoralty of a great city. — New York Commercial. The fiddler mayor is found guilty. — Providence, R. 1., Journal. The mayor was but the puppet of the boss. — Providence, R. 1., Journal. • The hapless Schmitz. — Providence, R. 1., Journal. The jaunty, ambassadorial, comely, grafting Schmitz.— New York Globe. The other day Schmitz was in Europe, a sort of municipal ambassador from San Francisco. — New York Globe. While shouting about saving San Francisco from immoral foreigners he was prostituting his office, violating the penal code and pillaging the mu nicipality. — New York Evening Post. Schmitz is an amiable man. — Hartford Times. He drifted with the tide of official corruption. — Hartford Times. Comprehensive has been his career of mischief, yet it has been the achievement of .a weak man.— New York Mail. This is discouraging, all the more because the editorial physi cians do not agree among themselves on the diagnosis. One hopes that San Francisco will not be compelled to take medicine for all these conflicting disorders. Schmitz is weak and Schmitz is strong. He is a villain and a victim. This copious wisdom, pro pounded with a face of clay, is perplexing. Shoo, fly! The eastern brother is narrow. He sees one side. He is unable to allow for conditions. In San Francisco we do things on a great scale. It is not possible to destroy $500,000,000 of property in one small circumscribed area without creating con ditions that arouse the best and worst in human nature. In San Francisco it has been a state of war for more than a year. We think that peace is in sight and we know that the right shall triumph. Our good and evil may not be measured in the New England pint pot. It has completely escaped notice by these, petty critics that San Francisco is doing a work never before attempted in j any American city. We are searching out the very source and, well spring of corruption — the powerful and the wealthy. Other cities have been content to jail a few petty grafters. We aim higher. For the rest we ask for fair play and a suspension of criticism con ceived in a mean and niggling spirit. HIGHWAY ROBBERY AND DIPLOMACY THIS country is doing a fine thing, through' President Roosevelt, when we remit $27,000,000 of the indemnity that China agreed to pay to the United States in compensation for the boxer outrages. The president finds that our just claims will be satisfied with a much smaller payment than the sum agreed on and remits the balance. We believe this is good policy as well as justice. Other nations engaged in that settlement enforced enormously exaggerated claims on a helpless people. John Hay, who was secretary of state at the time, protested that the indemnities should be kept within bounds of reason. In a word, the powers were engaged in a shame less freebooting raid on a defenseless country. Secretary Hay thought that $200,000,000 would be ample to satisfy the^st claims of all the nations interested. The "result shows that he was right, but the powers would not agree to a total less than $333,000,000, with interest to be paid over a long period of years, which would make the whole payment $728,720,707. The assessment of dam ages was this: Russia ......$ 87,500,000 Germany \u0084..., 60,000,000 France 56,000,000 United States m 23,440,779 Great Britain 24,000,000 Japan ». 22,500,00 Italy '-. 14,000,000 Austria, Spain and Holland 39,559221 Belgium 6iooo]ooo Total H i ••.......$333,000,000 The aggregate payment to the United States, including interest, EDITORIAL PAGE would have been $53,354,000. The remission of $27,000,000 by /this' country offers some; indication of the "exaggerated scale of allow-; ance enforced by the other powers. Russia, Germany, France, Japan and Great Britain will, doubtless, be asked to readjust their claims in the light of the example set by the United States, and the result must be an increase of friendly feeling that should pro mote commerce between America and China. v But what a spectacle of international dishonesty is" disclosed by this series of transactions, conducted with all the solemnity of diplomacy. We see these gentlemen, who go to court in gilded uniforms, sitting down together to engage in highway robbery. It is enough to make the Chinese kill a missionary. IT is a foregone conclusion that the Pacific ocean will for the future be the principal theater of naval activity, and sooner or later the greater part of the American fleet must be transferred to these waters. By way of excuse for not keeping a fleet of battleships on the Pacific the navy officials allege . a lack or a deficiency of repair yard facilities on this coast. That excuse is well enough so long as it is true, but the condition is by no means beyond remedy. The matter, is in the hands of congress. San Diego undoubtedly offers the most available and suitable location for another navy yard ,on this coast. As to these matters the Union of that city gives specifications: In the first place, with the exception of San Francisco and Puget; sound, it is the only real harbor on the Pacific coast. Then, too, it has the requisite depth of water to admit \u25a0 anybattleship, and once inside the bar vessels will find water "deep enough for any draft," to quote from the coast survey's re port, up to the wharveson either side of the bay. .Another reason why San Diego would be chosen is the fact that it is a fortified port. Strong defenses are requisite wherever a navy yard is established. In the autumn of 1896 the first steps were taken to fortify the harbor here. : The work of fortifying has made substantial progress. The plan contemplates making San Diego impregnable, from the sea. With^ the 10-inch rifles already in position, and with the other defenses that are in progress, there is no question that the city will soon be one of the most effectively protected seaports in the whole United States., An appropriation has already been made for a naval coaling station at San Diego, and this is undoubtedly the first step toward the installation ol[ a great repair and dockage plant. ' ARIZONA is the native land, of the wild cat, but this must not be mistaken for a nature story. The Arizona cat, although born among the cactus, is never at home there. He may keep ah office in the territory, but even that is not insisted on. He preys not on the farmers' chickens, but on the purses of the credulous. Arizona makes a strong bid for the business of the fly by night corporation. *We find in , the guerrilla publications on finan cial affairs, with headquarters in Wall street, ; a large display of advertisements inviting promoters to incorporate their schemes in Arizona,. with inducements like these: . No' annual . franchise tax or reports. CAPITALIZATION DOES NOT AFFECT COST, j Private property exempt • from corporate debts. & All - de tails carefully observed to: insure-LEGAL incorporation. COST ISSMALL. ; May begin business same day application is "made. Copy of laws and or ganization blanks on request. There are no taxes and no publicity. * No prying official eye offends the Arizona wild cat. ] He ; is turned loose to prey* on the whole country, • and there are no legal \u25a0 strings ; on him: r J j Arizona does an. ill service to her neighbors by making so easy the. creation of irresponsible corporations. In a word, the territory becomes partn er in a bunko game- tHat New Jersey' might be ashamed to encourage 'lt isi not agreeable to live next door to a strumpet commonwealth. — :- - :^_i_^__.^., .. Isn't It Peculiar?— No. 8 A NAVY YARD FOR SAN DIEGO THE ARIZONA WILD CAT In Railway Circles Owing to the increase in the traffic to Santa Cruz the Southern Pacific has put on dining cars to that watering place and three trains are provided with this service. The trains having the-dihers leave here at 6:20 p. m. and at 7 p. m. and on the .train leaving Santa Cruz at 5:20 p. m. ' x -.'- - *\u25a0 k,c* ;• The Santa Fe yesterday published ! rates to Parker on the Colorado river, having just completed that line from ; Wickenburg. A contract has been let to build across the river at this point, as the company intends to extend the road to Bengal, a station on the main line. This extension probably will be completed within six months . and will open up a rich mineral district. The line will be one of the most valuable of the assets of the Santa Fe in that part of the country. The railroad situation In the southwest is full of In terest, as there is keen competi tion on the part of 'the rail roads to get the business from the present ( mining camps and also from those that are promising rich returns. The line the Santa Fe has built and Is now operating to Parker will one day form part of a low grade transconti nental road. There remains only about 150 miles to be built from Dudleyvllle to Deming on the Southern Pacific, and this would give an easy grade road from Bengal on the main line of the Santa Fe to Deming. But here comes In the curious part of the situation. It will .be remembered , that when the deal was consummated that the Santa Fe should enjoy equal rights with, the Southern Pacific in the Northwestern Pacific the Southern Pacific acquired from the Santa Fe the line from Phoe nix to Dudleyville, from which point the Santa Fe line had projected a line to Deming which was eventually to be their low grade transcontinental route. ' It was common talk that the Santa Fe" officials were puzzled over the deal and were at a loss to under stand why It was made, as it impaired their supremacy In this part of the country. Now it is declared that the Southern Pacific will build the ex tension f from Dudleyville to Deming, which again gives the impression that Harriman's Interest in the Santa Fe is greater than what appears upon the surface. • • • . '. Peter Harvey, v general agent of the Baltimore and | Ohio, has had \u25a0to go to a hospital for an \u25a0:\u25a0- operation on < his throat. .He expects to be out in a fortnight. . .r'~\ ; F.\W^ Prince of the Santa Fe has returned from his orange groves and apricot orchards In the • San Fernando valley. :> Prince saya that the apricot crop in that valley is a complete fail ure. The Elks, 125. strong-, will leave for Lake Tahoe next Friday and return on Monday. A special train will be put at: their disposal. \u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0/\u25a0"••.•\u25a0 \u25a0'•\u25a0•\u25a0' • : A large gang of workmen Is being assembled to" commence piling for the Dumbarton abridge. Most of the ma terial is on hand. - , • »;-. • \u25a0\u25a0 : • \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.\u25a0\u25a0 r . F. W. ; Thompson, ; general agent of the 'i ßock Island-Frisco » lines,- returned yesterdayj from ; Loa Angeles, \ where , he had^ been on business for the company. are about 2.000/ more . cars ;of oranges to be sent east from that ' sec tion' of the country," he remarked, "and, the fruit is in excellent condition owing , to "% the i fact I that i there'; has been com paratively cool 'weather in the southern partfof - thelstate.S" The* melon'" growers in *. the ;Coachel la 'district are doing well this iiyear v and lare ? sending to eastern markets^ from eight ; toTten. cars a day. .They/ are :,blar, prices for;' their fruit, which Is • said to be \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 remarkably fine this season." The Smart Set UNIQUE Invitations have been re ceived within the laat day or two by "The Fencers" requesting the pleasure of the company of friends at a "fencing fandango" to be held at Fort Mason on Saturday even- Ing next The guests are expected to appear in fencing clothes, fancy cos tume or in uniform. The patronesses of the affair are Mrs. Frederick Funston. Mrs. Meriwether Walker. Mrs. J. J- Bain. Mrs. W. B. Ladue..Mrs. John A. Murtagh, Mrs. Edwin Emerson. Mrs. W. A. McEnery and Mrs. James King Steele. The fencers' committee con sists of Lieutenant Alvln Barber. U. J. A.; Ramon Reyntlens. Loring Rlxford. Emil Kehrlein, Edwin Emerson and James King Steele. \u0084 The members of the committee and several other well known men who are interested in fencing have met for some time past for this graceful sport, and it was recently decided to enter tain their friends at a dance. The affair will take place at the hospital at Fort Mason. About 100 invitations have been sent out and it promises to be one of the prettiest and most un usual occasions of the year. •• • - Mrs. Francis J. Heney was the guest of honor at a delightful luncheon given on Monday by Mrs. Linda H. Bryan it her home In Buchanan street. The table was prettily decorated in American beauty roses. Those present besides Mrs. Heney were Mrs. Charles S. Fee. Mrs. Ynez Shorb "White, Mrs. M. P. Huntington, Mrs. Charles Dunphy. Mrs. Florence Porter Pflngst. Mrs. Frederick Funston. Mrs. Hiram "W. Johnson. Mrs. I. Lowenberg, Mrs. Julian Sonntag, Mrs. Edward H. Hamilton, Mrs. Walter Ben nington Quick, Mrs. John L. Bradbury and Mrs. William Sesnon. • • • The engagement was announced re cently in Santa Clara of Miss Theo doric Louise Smith to Joseph O'Hara of this city. Miss Smith, who is the daughter of Mrs. Leigh Richmond Smith, is a charming girl, beautiful and clever, and has great dramatic ability. She comes of a distinguished family, her mother being one of the leading members of the Daughters of the 'American Revolution, and they have al ways occupied a prominent place ia society in Santa Clara and San Jose. Mr. O'Hara is 'a son of Colonel James O'Hara, U. S. A., retired, and comes of a family of soldiers. He Is a graduate of Georgetown university and a civil engineer by profession. His brother. Lieutenant James O'Hara, U. S. A., la a young officer who is a great favorite here also. '> • • \u25a0 \u25a0 • • . An engagement of interest both here and in Stockton is that of Miss Ger trude Elliott of the San Joaquln city and James M. Littlehale, formerly 'of Stockton, but now living here. Their wedding will be celebrated at Miss Elliott's home on Tuesday next and will be a quiet affair, only rela tives and a few intimate friends having been Invited. Neither bride nor groom will have any attendants. Miss Elliott is quite as well known in San Francisco as in her home city and Is considered one of the most talented musicians here. She sings charmingly and Is a pianlste of unusual ability, having been abroad several times to study. She Is handsome and clever, and very popular. She is a daughter of the late L. W. Elliott, who was a prom inent lawyer. Mr. Littlehale comes of an old and popular Stockton .family also, and is well known and well liked both In a business:, way and., socially. He. has made his home In San Francisco for several years, and he and his bride will return here after their wedding Journey. Mr.' and Mrs. Horatio P. Livermore came up by boat last week from Santa Verse Current in the Nation's Press IN THE SUNSHINE /~\ SUNNY ray! O sunny ray! / \ That deep within my heart doth 1 1 stray, , \J In golden billows from above. Flooding my soul with dreams of love. The sunshine lures me from my home. In budding woodlands far to roam; And there I meet in bowers green The fairest maidens ever seen. 0 sunshine! Do you then suppose. That as you kiss each budding rose, * am to woo each smiling maid 1 meet beneath the leafy shade? Full many a year has passed and gona Since first on earth the sunshine shone; Thou oughtst to know it cannot be— 0 sun! why art thou tempting me? —Transatlantic Tales. THEIR MUTUAL PURPOSE Cupid went shopping and he bought A yard of moonlight and a kiss, A loving glance, a tragic sigh And two bright tears to go with this. A maid went shopping and she bougnt A cunning gown all made of lace, A rose crowned hat, a parasol With which to shade her dainty face. The maid and Cupid chanced to meet. He asked the maiden what she sought. And she was curious to know The use of all the things he bought. But nether would an answer give. But straightway .rom each other ran For both were buying thlng3 to trap The same poor, unsuspecting man. — Town Topics. • • . • HOW CARNEGIE FEELS ' When I've grown up and had my fun I'd like to be as wise As Lincoln was. or Washington, and have a chance to rise; 1 wouldn't care to just be rich, for when the rich are dead Nobody ever cares about the things they did or said. I'd rather be a Grant or Lee than any . millionaire; * , Then boys Who studied history would \u25a0read about me there. There's such a little while that folks can use their wealth, you know; If men are great enough their fame can last forever, though. —Chicago Record-Herald. Conditions in California v "^ Z* U °?s, TTOmOtUm «««*«•• -Wir* *• f oll-wii* to if Zwtwa »«•» fa Jfsw xotk yesterday : California temperature for the put \u2666weaty.foar hoars: Eureka Minimum 50 lUximom 59 Ban Francis Wnimvm 45.. K*xim«a 59 San-Dieso Minimum 53........ Maximum 68 San Francisco building permita for Jana 25th: Permanent^ 9 : . Valu. ..$425,000. Alteration. 3 ; Valu. « 400 ;^Coalin»a, . in^Kix*. Xounty. a new cU ruher ha. W .pouinr f or *tha paat week at the rate of 600 to 1.000 barrels a day. The oil ia Tery lijht in weLt i XhenewAu.tralian Mail; Bteamship.trrice out of San Francisco will haw its first aailiniron' August 10. ,;A «e.t of aix steamship. - will U opratad, running to 7MO teMitanUa.. Sydney and* Auckland win I • ports ef' can. imuuo* w T,aw JUNE 26, 1907 Barbara and will spend th» summer at their country place. Montesol. In So noma county. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Pelham Ames will leave on Saturday next for their eastern trip, from Which they will return about October next. • • • Mrs.. Minnie Maddern Flske has de cided to remain in California during? the summer and has rented the Henry C. Campbell home in Sausalito for the months of July and August. • • , • \u25a0•' Miss Daisy Polk has been spending a few days as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. "Willis Polk at San Mateo. • • • Mrs. Florence Porter Pflnsrat and her mother, Mrs. Porter, will entertain a house party of about 20 gruests at their beautiful rancb near Pajaro over the The enira#;«»— «nt is announced of Miss Marie A. Rottanzl and Charles Jam** Keenan. Th<» handsome bride elect Is th« dau*ht«r of Mrs. M. E. Rottanzt and In a great favorite. Mr. Keenan Is •» popular young business man of the city and is the son of Hugh Keenan. Mrs. Schultz. Miss Oenevieve Schultz and Miss Elyse Schultz will leave in a few days for Monterey, where they will spend about a week, going then to Shasta for a stay of two months. Personal Mention F. N. Read of New York li at th» Savoy. Joseph Thompson of Alma Is at th« Palace. O. F. Puter of Eureka is at the Sn. Francis. George L. Hoxie of Fresno Is at th» Majestic B. D. Murphy of San Jose Is at the Imperial. B. W. Rogers of Los Angeles Is at the Dorchester. R. J. Sharp and wife of Reno. Nev. are at the Savoy. A. yon Meyer and wifa of New York are at the Dorchester. W. A. Campbell and wife of Seattle are at the St. Francis. M. C. Schreyer and wife of Shonakln. Pa., are at the Hamlln. Richard Borden of Los Angeles and wife are at the Hamlin. Charles A. Laton and wife of Del Monte are at the St. Francis. Dr. F. H. Barnes and wife of Stam ford. Conn., are at the Fairmont. Frank B. Russell and wife of Buffalo are at the Dorchester en route to th-> Yosemite. George C. Boles, Interested In coal Industries at Wilkesbarre, Pa., is at the Hamlln. A. W. Forrester and wife of Loa Angeles will spend a week at the Ma jestic Annex. Mrs. James McNeil, widow of James McNeil, and Miss McLaughlln of San La Cruz are at the Majestic. Los Angeles arrivals at the St. Fran cis are S. W. Garretson and wife. Mr.-*. F. K. Ewing. and E. J. Marshall. George T. Myers, a millionaire sal mon canner of the Columbia river and Puget sound country, ia at the ; Fair mont. Among the arrivals at the Fairmont yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Poor and J. B. Alexander of Los An geles. . \u0084',.; E. Allison and wife, Mrs. E. Knack and Mrs. M. Soloman of Denver, who are touring the state in an automobile, are at the Baltimore. How Heinze Fought the Amalgamated -|> N the June McClure's "The Fight of 1 the Copper Kings." by C. P. Con- I nolly. tells an amazing story of F. Augustus Heinze's single handed figrvt to drive the Amalgamated copper company (an offshoot of the Standard oil) out of Montana. The war waged in Montana's law courts, in tt3 business and political life and both above and below ground In the mines. It is one of the most sensational and Important chapters in the mining history of the west and abounds in scenes as lurid and sensational as anything: on the melo dramatic stage. In the disputed territory and veins Of the Michael Davitt mine Clark's miners in the face of an Injunction were looting the rich veins when the Amalgamated miners broke in upon them and a pitched battle began wtth water and slaked lime, powder smok* and steam. Several men were rendered unconscious. At another time two miners were killed on the underground "firing line," as they called the place where these battles occurred. For looting the Amalgamated Michael Davitt mine of what was estimated to be $1,000,000 worth of ore. Heinze was fined $20,000. which he quickly paid. But paradoxical as the statement may seem _ Heinze's fight and his under ground development of the Amalga mated mines finally enriched the prop erties of the Amalgamated, for Helnz.» seems to have "an enchanted pick." and uncovered vast deposits of copper which the Amalgamated, with their methods would probably never have discovered. Increase of Trade in the Dominion rANADIAN statistics furnished by Consul H. A. Conant of Windsor. 1. gives the Increase of trade of the Dominion for the nine months ended March 31. 1907. as being 835.013 - 726, of which $47,505,47* were Imports and $7,502,250 export*. This ts an In crease In the total trade of nearly 15 per cent over the corresponding? period of 190»-«. The agsresate trade for the nine months was $441,315,646. of which imports amounted to $249.717 413 and exports $192,033,232. The imports dur ing March totaled $33.57«.595 and the exports $15,304,236. an increase of $10 - 987.787 In imjjorts and $1.82*^31 j n ex ?«I* * over the corresponding mon th of 1906. .