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SUNDAY
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LOTS OF MONEY
UNCLE SAM has more money than he knows what toTdo with.
It is a literal embarrassment of riches. He has $85,000,000 in
his strong box over and above all expenses and current
appropriations. There is so much money locked up that Secre
tary Cortelyou has adopted the extreme expedient of paying the
year's expense on the Panama canal out of the surplus and will
issue no bonds. It is, perhaps, scarcely fair to make this genera
tion pay the cost of work intended for the benefit of posterity, but,
in fine, Cortelyou sees no other way out of the woods.- The money
is there and must be got rid of, at whatever cost. No other nation
in the history of the world has ever been confronted with a prob
lem of this sort and magnitude.
But these vast accumulations in government hands are small
compared with the semiannual dividends earned by the railroads
and industrials. In New York, on the first of this month, the divi
dends and interest paid amounted to $182,000,000. In San Fran
cisco the distribution amounted to some $7,000,000, and in other
financial centers all over the country similar large payments
were made.
The fact is that the country was never so prosperous.. We can
find no better barometer of trade than railroad earnings, and the
fact is significant that on July 1 the transportation corporations
paid out $36,750,000 in dividends, as compared with $32,105,071 on
the same date last year. —
INCOMPETENT NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS
IT is up to the navy department to explain why the battleship
Nebraska, built at Puget sound yard, took seven years to com
plete. _A record of that kind is a confession of failure. We
have had occasion before now to quote the opinions Si experts,
like -Charles M. Schwab -and James Smith, who have said
that a considerable proportion of the naval constructors in the
employ of the department are incompetent. One of these gentle
men — not one of the incompetents—^making indignant reply to
such criticisms, quoted a list of former naWl constructors who had
been selected for private employment at largely increased com
pensation because of their eminent abilities. t The answer, of course,
was that the good men were picked out and the incompetents left
in the government service.
A battleship of the largest size ought to be built in two years.
The great English Dreadnought was completed in less than that
period. The apology is made for delays^ in American warship con
struction that new ideas are constantly being applied and that
changes of plans are necessary from time to time. The Nebraska
appears to be the fine flower of this process, but if the naval con
structors had the 'courage of their logic her completion might advan
tageously be postponed for a hundred years, or until such period
as new ideas in naval construction Have ceased to flow
If the navy got up to date ships. by thrs process of procrastina- j
tion it might be forgiven ; but, in fact, the^re verse, is the case:' The
other day the navy department launches twith much parade the
scout ship Chester. This is not a wars Hip.in the ordinary sense,
but is intended, because of her unusual speed, to act as a scout and
screen for the fleet. Her speed is 24 knots. On-the day she
was launched the British admiralty committed to Uhe water i the
PP c-stc -st class fighting ship Inflexible,: with a speed of 25 knote. slf
scout is not faster than the enemy's fighting ships she would
safe only under the guns of some fortified port.
The inevitable conclusion from all this is that the government
does not pay its naval constructors enough to Tceep the competent
men, and the resulting process of elimination leaves nothing but
the dubs behind. They take eight years tobuild a-battleship when
they have full control. They manage to get a ship : ." finished in five
years when they put on a spurt, and they" tinker! plans so persistently j
that Avhen at last a ship is launched , she is out of date. I
VICE OF- THE SCHOOL FRATERNITIES
THE Chicago school board has^ determined to put a stop > to
the high school fraternity nuisance, ; and to that end has i
ordered no member of a fraternity shall be permitted to
represent his school in any of the athletic or other contests or
activities. The superintendent of schools makes: an instructive show
ing of- the inferior standing in scholarship held: by; the fraternity
membership. The average is below _\u25a0'. 75^per.^entiv';wi«ch*?i's-'''less f
than the standard for. graduatfen. This:is the table of averages:
GIRLS^ ! • V :
Kappa Psi ..:.;...;............. .*..!!!IS 7785 4
IPi Delta P5i....^.;.V.fC:V;... 4 ; 769 1
Phi Epsilon Psi.. .V ./.... 9' 76^ ?
lota Beta Kappa.. ......:... ..;„.. ..22 7655'
Zeta Beta P5i. ................... ..;i7; ,76.31 v 4'/
8eta^^1^ta...............^.... 3 . 74.6^ 2 '
Gamma 8eta ' 5igma.. <.... ....... ...2 -69.7~ 1 -
Alpha. OmegarMu. /..:*.'.. '...;....;;. l: 78*0
Delta 5igma;.. ...V..y.::....;...V;.!, 7" 69^5 . 5
It; is natural ' to \u25a0 expect^ thatj students whose^inds" are , turned
EDITORIAL PAGE
Cartoonist Ewer's Review of the Week's News
on fraternity activities-should show, inferior standing in scholar-;
ship, because they; have come to > regard these societies as; an -end
and not a^ means. 'But that is not; b^ianyimeahs the chief objection
to iheCsystem. The worst .vice of -the fraternities £is sthat' they are
undemocratic and un-American in spirit. ; breed snobs: . ;
The ; Seattle school; board -has ; abolished fraternities
in ; their .high schools, ','and"- the supreme court of "Washington' has
held that -this action was within ' ? the, ; powers of the^ board. It is an
example to be f followed. Ifithe same thing -could be done with the
universities : it ; would be a blessing^ /The fraternities '\ are /the worst
blot on our system of \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0education." v • \u25a0 '-
IFT:. is,_perfraps,: an [outrage on i military, conventions that the- United
States army -should be commanded by doctors. It is Vcertainly
unexpectedjl but \ apparently jthe<planHvorks-*aiisrigh^.^The-medi^
cine men ; are on. top ..and '.our gallant little army ; is invincible^ as
eVer. Dr. Leonard'Woojd is: in commandVori-lthe;: roaring: Philip
pines and bidsrrtKe rebellious Vdatto come to : heel of^ be shut' vp \u25a0• in
Bilibid. Dr. Ainsworth, .who <is at the; moment adjutant general
of; the- army, wants?to-try his :liand^at^figMingVari(i ; asks- for com
rfahd 'in the Philippines to succeed Dr. Wood., ; -' ' "- '
„ - Dr. ; Ainsworth, has .-, been" .hitherto ; assort "of {indoor ; soldierl
raised under; glass; Hisj r rriilitar)';ahid}his : media^ljlifethas : beeii
passed in Washington. It isj renrafked-by^the 1 Ghicago Tribijn^that
•'his ; strongest reason 'for military; advancement lays iiitlieVf act that
he: devised; and; in^oducedvt^
of which all'niiHtary: and -medical jrecpr^
such^a ; way,as ; to make 'aWulj; history 'of soldier; immediately
available."; \ We^
Napoledn-Bonaparte;nor;iMoji v ;Moltke;couldJ-ulve dorie,as much'
" J°
was run accordingtoithe,law^of'that;messy;dance in whiclt;gentle^
men -change partners all' 'round. If the doctors are ,to lead - the
army in battle we^may expect to see, a gallant colonel of horse com
pou^i ?^P i i^:^> k »^^^^^^ut out^His; tongue': We
AN ARMY COMMANDED BY- DOCTORS
.*-; ';; ,/_., • \u0084;;^, s_;;/./."_,/.;,;;;..s _ ;;/./. "_ ,/.;,;;;..
i|- Personal Mention
>. J. ; L.; Parks of New , York is at the
Palace. • .'/; \u25a0". \ "\u25a0 ' \u25a0 '_-'
"C. F. Gruner.df iCoulterville is at the
Hamlin. '
Walter ;. Abbott of \u25a0 Boston is at the
Fairmont./ . :.. \u25a0: -j
•?; George . D.' Py ne of .Gold field is a t the
Fairmont. \u25a0". "'-'J?&£&i&'S!£EB&!MR£SGBBBBBk" ' -'J?&£&i&'S!£EB&!MR£SGBBBBBk
\u25a0 J J. . 8.1 Furniss" of San Diego is atthe
Dorchester. /'' r
J. W.Pierc^ of Tucson, ~ Ariz., is at
the.' Imperial.' ;•; > \-'
.;. E.'. M.; Nichols: and . wife of -.'Nile's "are
at the.^Hamlin. §Me?K v '"\ '"
"\u25a0 . E.rHoprnann.of ColaKleih, Germany,
is at; the "Savoy. "..' -
C. LV; Brown and- wife of Chicago are
at the Imperial.-- \u0084
%T. ,W., Patterson, :; a < banker. of Fresno,
is'atythe" Jefferson. - : - .;.';. -'.
: . F. r :H.;Weinschenk > of Kingman," Kan.,
is at : the} St. ''Francis.^.y "
t? ' F.> Douglas -Cochfane," a' mining man
is at J the St. Francis "
\u25a0 : B;.'1/;.J Smith/ a- mining man . of -Tono-'
pahMs at'the St. v Francis." .
R. :H.^ Launderi and wife" of Los An
gel es' are. at i the;: Baltimore.,
.\u25a0. \u25a0 .W. ;B.\ Piumun, c district .attorney -at
Tonopah,;ls at>the Hamlin.r \u25a0'\u25a0* ; ~f S'
"; W.-.C. Christopher "and wife, of '"Wat
sonyille'i.are -at the s Jefferson. ; .-\u25a0',. '"'\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0:
: J. . l^esiie, , a . "merchant- of Kansas^City.
and -his' wife ;are at^the Hainlin'. / \u25a0"- •-
I E - D. ; Bowles, a .__ prominent.: mining
man -of -Goldfield;'; is -at' the- Baltimore."
. .C^: J.v; Crawford .and Robert,-McCal
ment.jof^Franklin;: Pa., Tare at the St.
Francis. : r : r, ' ; ' ;.-". ."\u25a0 - ; ; <*$\u25a0 •
James '; L.> Lombard » and James ;P.
Lombard.:Jof -Kansas City are- at the
Fajrmontf;i>/, <u "r-- '" vV;- 1 :"-^ >";,-, , •
president! of :tha ; firm
ofjlrwin* '&? Co.* in > s Honolulu^ Mrs.|Glf
fordi and ; Miss Watson \u25a0 are ' at the Savoyl
iTurintook its first' important step in
municipal \ \ own ef ship . . oii - January . i,
1 907, .when; the> power '\u25a0; plants, trans
mission .lines -: and \ rolling/stock *^of s the
UpperS Italy j^tramway ; <~"of
jTurlnlbecameUhe-prbperty^ofitheicity
:at?alcost[dfjf4,2oo.opO.^Collectlve T own- >
ershipj(and|operation? is fbeing^ applied
,to |a^ steadily s increasing! number $ of Ilh
dußtrie3lwithfsuccess. --"-»\u25a0 \u25a0•'•<*/;
In Railroad Circles I
THE Southern Pacific "passenger;
department has prepared a 'set
of figures, of the east and west
bound travel since the disaster
of : Apri1. ,1906, which shows »that'
[the .state "has gained in popula
ftion. .The figures represent the travel
to and from this coast since the. first
of July, 1906. to the last day of ,
I of 'this year and the excess of west
bound travel over that of east bound
i5'125,000." Reports that have been re
ceived in the general . ofllce of the com
pany from the 'different agents in •Eu
rope and the east.are ito ; the effect ' that
there -; will: be f a tremendous immigration
to'the" coast ithis fall and next spring.
The bulk.; of i the European travel will
be- from ' Germany, 'ltaly -and" Russia. : \u25a0
A large party of friends who had
come ..from -Eureka -were, assembled at
the*- ferry, yesterday;; to escort G. R.
Georgeson . across . the bay and see him
take : the Overland limited i for '\u25a0 the east
and Europe. I^" 13 many years since
Georgeson ' r has v seen ..the green mist
clad hills of Wales and he and his wife,
four children and a maid will visit the
spot /where r he f gamboled -as a lad.-*
; His pockets" are with gold
and he has a satchel stuffed with let
ters; of credit.
'/It, believe." he told Henry Avila of
the: Union Pacific," ~in traveling well
provided with money, so I sold a six
teenth interest in. a steam boat, a few
lots over'in Berkeley for boom 'prices,
and : collected \ a few ' rents \u25a0 in advance.
I guess I am \u25a0 fixed. It is a pleasure
to . meet \u25a0 a man \u25a0 iike you," said the *fti-.
ture_ millionaire of Humboldt, "and as"
you have done everything for me in
the' way ,of;, of ; fixing up my tickets, rail
and steam, I am golng-.to do something
handsome. for you. Something you will
be proud 'of till the enaof your days.
Now. don't ' begin to thank me. Never
mind that I am not doing it for thanks,
but because I like: you.. You have a
fine name." It ; is ,the finest . name for a
horse I know of. Look here. .Avila, I
have a horse up there In Eureka^which
will wake a ' record on«s day. It is the
finest horse I ; have. He ' is a beauty-,
He'll goion the track some time and his
name will be known all the world over.
I am going: to call him. now what do
you think ? Why, Avila."
vAnd then "the youngest of the George
sons spoke up and asked, "Papa,, is
that the horse that kicked: you out of
the stall TJMEBBBE
* .It was at a small station on the line
of ; the Southern Pacific ,, and "the car
of General Manager Calvin was stand-
Ing at the depot.- r
The'agent wore a puzzled look and' a
serious look. He was an ambitious
young man and he had heard. that gen
eral ; managers and vice presidents
sometiues take .a* fancy to a bright
young ratm and he \ wanted to impress
"the silent boss" with his faithfulness
and his intelligence.
"I ; have? had this [telegram repeated
three times." he: remarked. to Calvin as
he handed over a message partly writ
ten in f cypher. "I can't make it Out,"
he. continued apologetically, \u25a0 "but- I
guess . them three words are Spanish."
"The : three words were nauticance,
modoceel and .hag'glsade. '
: . A meeting /of \u25a0 the general superin
tendents,, of. the. -Harriraan lines with
theigentral chairman ; of ;\u25a0 the . brother
hood of railway will be held
in ; the Flood ) building tomorrow.morn
nfng^* for * the :-, purpose ~of ~ coming to
a definite ', understanding with ; regard
to the schedule which was adopted
In Chicago 'some months, ago. The
Harriman; lines' will be represented by
W. ; S. Palmer and R. . H. v Ingram \u25a0of the
Southern' Pacific. : M. J. Buckley of the
Oregon; railway and navigation com
pany and E. Buckingham' of the Ore
gon short line. The trainmen will be
represented by- R. M. Mclntyre. " "
;Geqrge W. Colby^of the Great' Nort
hern says ' that / notwithstanding the
western _llnes assert t^at the * irelght
situation is in good shape, his . respect
ed" employer,; J. J. - Hill, is doing a
banner business hauling stuff to the
coast.* Colby «ays that the . Great
Northern brings -freight in here^ in
about 12 to 16. days; from: St. Paul and
23! days from New. York and that there
are 12 cars now ;on -the. ocean from
Seattle which on arrival here will
make 12 days from St. Paul.
T. R. Tilley, city, passenger agent of
the Union, Pacific,. left last night for
Reno I to . arrange" in the making up of
tickets for the Nevada Elks who .will
leave; next* Tuesday, for their .annual
convention ' which is to be held In
Philadelphia. Tilley will
the; party as , far as Chicagof
\ :v' .- \u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0 • '\u25a0'\u25a0'" • ' •
J. The Santa Fe and the Key route are
going to change offices- at the ferry
building.' The reason given 'is that the
slips are so situated that the . boats
have rto cross each other when leav
ing.".lwith the exchange -of landings
this ..will -be : done away with and a pos
sible danger . . averted.
» F. W. Prince of the | Santa Fe will Be
leaving ; for AlaskaTln the course of a
few. days.; It is understood that while
InHthe '.land of sun and snow ;he will
gather material for lectures and also
take : pictures to illustrate his talks.
Consumption of Tea
\u2666- — — — .. ~ .'. — : — \u25a0 — — '—<-.
THE -importation of coffee in the
calendar year 1596, less the quan
tity .exported, aggregated'*So4,
"\ 692,275 pounds, as compared with
843,652,918 pounds in 1906. The quan
tity, consumed was greater in 1906. but
thefvalue was less than "in? 1896 -to :the
extentlof f4.574, 273.^ There, .was .; 10, -^
270,376* pounds': less "of tea 'imported In
1906 ' than' In : 1896,* though" the value of
the -imports \ was ,'-5602,966 "greater, ,'ln
1906. v ; The importation "of y cocoa i has
greatly, increased and also "of choco
late.; ':'\u25a0 But;, thajarge \}. increase in the
consumption ; of /cocoa > s has-been i almost
;wholly>duelto«its;use'in the manufac
ture' of i "confectionery. > Its ; price, has re
mained i nearly ' stationary during } the
last ;. ; ten - : rears. -^ For the five:; years
ended "with.: 1901 -thei average .annual
imports ;of'cofree ? amoun ted '• to ,816,570.-
OS2/pounds, and for the five' years ended
J with 1906; trie average was^SoS.SIT.ISS
pounds; showing; a .'steady^ increase in
the icorisumption ""of . coffee *in the
Unitedr^tates, while the contrary 7 is
trueof ltea. <: ;"r , - ;
eondStions i in California
york^MtSd^ 1 * mOti ° a ComraittTO r ?d the foUowlas to*iU ewtern'bai^u ia X«W
cmtornn. temperatures for the past 21 hours:
-- H : S^^^;::;:;::::T:;p--i^r^ ;
*8 -'to 1 ................ ..........Mmimum 50 Maximum 73 -i
"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'„ -_•-—. "'.-".•".^\u25a0•••••- v* ••••• .Miaimnm 62..... ..JCax1mtun 72
SanvFrmcx«co-l)TiUdins, permitarfor JnlT.e.'to'noon-'
Permanent ...... ... .;..... i 0 %.. .Value .. ....::........^.too
.^^"•/.••v^.-.— -v --^..-.Value-.... j 200
l^^«;^torie. in hWht. It occa ? i«V» tt br^ular rround tite .ppwto2n"BOxlO«
Some Current Verse |
BALLAD OF SALTED MINES
IWOXDER who Is digging now
In that old: mine I used to own?
And frequently I wonder how
Things would have gone if folk*
had known '-.'\u25a0 -- .
How little copper, zinc or gold
Was In the shaft that \u25a0. turned raa
gray?
But it was not to have or hold;
WherVare the mines of yesterdayt
I wonder 'how they quote the stock
Of that old hole out In the west.
And If those tons of pbony rock
Have yielded the assayer's quesi
One little trace of precious ore,
.To flaunt where Wall street's lamb
kins play.
But I shall see It nevermore;
"Where are mines of yesterday?
I wonder ,what*s become of all
• Those "experts'* that I used to know?
Ah,' some have skipped to. Montreal
.And some have fled to Mexico.'
While others, oversure and slow, .
" Are doing time up east, they say;
; But 1 mines will come and mines will go;
Where are the mines of yesterday?:
Ah, t many men of many mlne3.
Ydu'll find along life's checkered
\u25a0>vT way— ' " '.. .
The 1 the "phonies" and th«
"shines";
Where are the mines of yesterday?
Charles Hamilton Musgrove In; New
York Times.
• • •
THE MODEL DAD
Lives there a dad with soul so dead
Who never to his son hath said:
"When I was your aga I would ran
1 To do the things I had to do;
I never till my work was dona
\u25a0 Found any pleasure to pursue;
My parents never had to scold.
And every rule they ever, made
For me was honestly obeyed;
I never frowned and never told
A falsehood when. I was a boy;
I gave my parents daily Joy
By doina well and being kind.
By being truthful and polite;
My speech was proper and refined. .
My heart contained no room for spite!**
If such there be. go mark him well.
For he's a bird* But none such dwell
Upon" this carth — unknown, unsung.
Such wonders all cie very young.
—Chicago Record-Herald.
A SUSPECT
So \u25a0 many \u25a0 writers disagree
O'er what wild creatures do..
It's mighty hard.'twixt you and m«,
To say just who ia who.
You cannot credit what Is said.
Nor your own - observations.
Till with attention you have read
The latest publications.
"When I behold the busy Be«
WhicS once I so admired. *
A grim suspicion "puzzles me
Until my brain grows tired,
Sir Bee. do you work hard allday.
Xo - moments pleasure taking?
Are you as busy as they say?
Or are you nature faking?
—Washington Star.
Answers to Queries I
any of the local garages and you wiM
receive such information as yoa want
along • the line of becoming' &'\u25a0 chaiif
feur. . .
. RAIN IN CUBA— Subscriber; 1 S<in
Jose. CaL The wet k months in* Cuba
commence with May and end with Oc
tober.^ although there ,i 3 rain -. every
month In the year.
OLD COINS-^-Collector, City: The
numismatic value of old coins depends
in a great measure upon the condition
of the \u25a0- piece. Dealers will not set, a
value on an old coin except upon an ex
amination.
.DOUBLE PEDRO— EL H. W.. .City.
When in a game of double pedro A bid*
14. B and C pass and D, the dealer,
bids; 14, A has the right to the -.bid.
The dealer baa no advantage by reason
of being dealer. *
GEAR— -Subscriber, Oakland, Cat To
find. the gear of a bicycle count the
number of teeth in the rear sprocket.,
divide the result by the size of
wheel, then multiply by the number of
teeth in the front sprocket. The result
will give the gear.
PIPES — B. L., Hayward, Cal. As you
do not state in qnery whether you want
to clean j>lpes interiorily or exteriorily
the information asked for cannot 'be
furnished. In asking- questions corre
spondents should always state' exactly
what they want to know.
I In the -Joke World ;
'""Have you named the baby yet?**
"Not yet. Uncle Theophilus has been
plunging heavily in wheat, , and we're
waiting to see how_he comes out.**~
Newscads— l want the complete
works of that man that's edited so
many of the standard authors.
Book seller — Who do you mean?"
;*Newscads — That feller, De Luxy.
Puck..
• • • IFTfiilir
. First -artist— Splasher says be never
paints anything but high art.
Second artist— Perhaps that is why
the hangln; committee always hang
his pictures above all the rest, almost
out of sight.— Roseleaf. 5
"Before *we were married you called
me .'darling'; now you seem contest to
call me .'dear.* "
. "You weren't so ''dear-, to me before
marriage 'as. you are now; your father*
paidjyour bills."— Houston Post.
• *.'.'•\u25a0\u25a0"
:i"Excuse me." said the stranger in
the village, "but do - the trains •on 'this
road generally keep schedule timer*
"Always,"* replied \u25a0 the l * native.* *!W«
can count. on a, wreck twice a weekly-
Milwaukee SentineL
• • •
../She— l see in N «ome of the Chilian
towns women conductors on the
streetcars.
I suppose it/ is hard to tel!
then, .when ; she is calling , out a streetl
\u25a0whether^, she?, has -.her. month 'full* of
hairpins?— Yonkera 1 Statesman.

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