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Including Postage (Cash With Order): DAILY CALL (Including Sunday), 1 year $8.00 DAILY CALL (Including Sunday), 6 months $4.00 DAILY CALL — By single month ._. * 5c SUNDAY CALL, 1 year ..$2.50 WEEKLY CALL. 1 year $1.00. FOREIGN ) Daily ?S.OO, Per 1 ear Extra U ( Sunday 54.15 Pei- Year Extra POSTAGE. \ Weekly .' $1.00 Per Year Extra Entered at the United States Postoffice 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 ar.d correct compliance with their request. ROCKEFELLER, THE MARTYR MR. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER presents himself. He will appear in the title role of "The Persecuted Man." He is the stuff of which martyrs are made. He has devoted his life to improving processes of industry and business, and now regards .himself as the greatest American benefactor of his species. In return an ungrateful people is hounding him to his ruin. An innocent man, who protests he cannot afford to have oysters for dinner, he is asked to pay a fine of $29,240,000. It is enough to make a good man take to the poorhouse. By way of timely comment upon these pathetic protestations comes the report of Commissioner Herbert Knox Smith of the department of commerce, who mar=hals a crushing array of -facts to prove that the net profits of Standard oil irf 24 years were S/CC.COO.OOO on an original investment of $75,000,000. In that period the trust has absolutely controlled prices of petroleum and its products and has used its power to raise prices not only abso lutely but relatively to the cost of crude oil. The methods of the trust are thus described in the report: The cornerstone on which the Standard's power was first built up was rail road discrimination. The Standard was able to maintain in position this pri mary support of its domination down nearly to the present time — that is, until its system of preferential freight rates, secret or open, was exposed by the report of this bureau on the transportation of petroleum in May, 1906. •Almost equally effective in maintaining the Standard's position have been its unfair methods of competition in the selling of products. The immense importance of the practice of price discrimination in restraining the business of competitors and augmenting the aggregate profits of the Standard will be set forth Mater. The Standard maintains bogus independent companies and thereby isVable to escape the disadvantage due to antitrust sentiment, as well as to cut prices tcrthe particular customers of competitors, without incurring a further loss of cutting prices to the entire trade in the locality. We do not imagine that the Jacts set forth in this report will be regarded as news. They have been sufficiently well known for years; but their fresh presentation at this time in official form is timely in view of the recent protestations of innocence made by the Standard oil people and their covert allegation that they are being persecuted for political effect. It should be remembered that the charges set forth in Commissioner Smith's report have never been denied or controverted by the trust magnates, although they have been repeatedly published all over the country, both in official and popular form. 4 "A NASTY LITTLE BUSYBODY" TWO widely separated planes of political thought and ethics are opened to view by a dispatch from The Call's correspondent. Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts rep resents the type of opportunist politician. Among the talent he is best known by the title "Mr. Fixit/'^by reason of a distinct genius. for arranging a division of spoils under which the politicians get everything and the people get what is left. It ap peared to Crane that the Ohio situation presented an ideal oppor tunity for the exercise of his peculiaf talents. He was everybody's friend. Indeed, that is part of the business. He was a brother to men so little alike as Taft and Foraker. Why, indeed-, should not Taft. and Foraker be made • brothers through him, or at least brothers once removed. There were offices enough for both. Taft might be president and Foraker senator, and between them they could make a governor. The thing was easy as falling off a log, and, above all, it was "good politics/ Taft turned down the proposition without hesitation. He was not making political bargains witlr men of the Foraker and Crane stripe or with anybody. If he could not have the support of Ohio in the national convention without buying it by a political trade, then he would go without. Crane is no longer friends with Taft, or, indeed, with Roosevelt, who appears to have hit him oft pretty closely when he described the junior senator from Massachusetts as "a nasty 'little busybody." POLICEMAN AND BAILIFF DESPATCHES from Washington outline a flamboyant pro gram for the big policeman. His function as guardian of the peace in Latin America may be\supplemented by those of bailiff for the collection of debt. All Europe" is scandalized in sentiment and sore in pocket because the Central and South American republics default interest on their bonds, and their easy fashion of regarding a loan as finding the money is disapproved Now Europe, of course, wants to send men-of war and big guns to levy on the easy going dons whose obligations sit so lightly on their shoulders, but this policy of coercion does not fit the Monroe doctrine, 'which, by. prescription, has acquired an almost religious acceptance in this country. Still less -does coercion fit the Drago doctrine, which, being younger than the Monroe rule, has not yet acquired the dignity of an article of international faith; But many miles of editorials have been written about it, and it has therefore become thoroughly respectable. Drago would forbid the collection of debt by exterior force. The doctrine is very popular in Latin America and Turkey. Uncle -.Sam does not go quite -that far. He thinks that debts ought to be paid, and although .he' does not like to see them collected with a European club he tenders his good offices to. straighten out the financial tangle. He will do as he did with Santo Domingo, where he: procured for himself an invitation to take charge of the custom house and pay off the creditors. What inducements were offered in. procurement of this invitation is not very clear, but it is certain that out of hocus pocus came solvency. Some such program is indicated toallay the hunger of European EDITORIAL PAGE creditors of other Latin republics. The weary Titan who assumes the 'burden of a world power carries grievoifs obligations on his shoulders. If he keeps on accumulating doctrines he will need a bigger stick. If to Monroe you add; Drago,. Uncle Sam will- be minding'his neighbors' business most of the time. And all these doctrines breed corollaries like rabbits. This is the white man's THE gentle art of chasing spooks takes/ comfort =and encourage ment Jrom,the psychic research of Professor.'Hyslbp. / It is^ a time honored, melancholy aspiration that would commune -with the dead. There lies the real interest — the pathetic longing of the bereaved for converse with those who have gone before. Time out of mind mankind has believed in ghosts and denied the belief. It was a, French professor who answered a question, "No; I don't believe in ghosts, but I fear them." From the Witch of Endor downward through the ages the belief persists. It is not so long ago since an English land owner asserted proprietary rights in the ghost of Amy Robsart, the unhappy spouse of Dudley, earl of Leicester." $ This English land owner, trusting not wisely but too well, bougliY Cumnor hall through the good of fices of a glozing real estate agent, who, among other attractions of the place, included, the ghost of Amy Robsart. But the specter came not, v and the; purchaser, being out and injured thereby, brought' suit for damages. The English law courts refused to, assess the value, of a spook, taking what Professor Hyslop might call a 'grossly \ materialistic view of the transaction. Professor Hyslop does not promise us ghosts in that sense or fashion. They are a vague and unsatisfactory folk to whom he would introduce us. They seem to lack the sense of identity. They are a prey to dumb forgetfulness, and such speech as ' they .have seems flavored wth modern slang. It is not a very cheerful -gospel that Dr. Hyslop preaches: : • -/.,.,- IT is a quiet day that does not bring forth one or more histories of land frauds. One day the scene is laid in Plurnas county and the next in Imperial valley. From the mountains and the deserts of California we constantly hear of fraudulent entries; It is pretty much the same all over the whole Pacific ;slope;and Rocky mountain region. *, ; V . It is impossible to believe that fraud of this magnitude could be ; so . common and \u25a0so ' persistent were there not collusion in ; the general land office. 'We know that such collusion'; lias existed in the: past and; we suspect that it continues to this day^because trie frauds persist. / Let us take a glance at the current history of Plurqas county frauds. ' The latestV news is that a special agent is in the field gathering data for the interior department. But we learn at the same time; that 'mining men and others, who -may /want : to file protests against locations that they regard as; fraudulent, ; must do so before September 7. 0r be, forever ; foreclosed-pfltliat T right. Who enacted this statute of limitations we are not advised] buUthe whole thing has a suspicious look : : and requires . explanation.: We know from sworn testimony that th'e:timber, thieves have 'had allies" in the land office of the past and we should like to be assured that they are not there still: \u25a0 -^ ; ;. GOMMISSIONER FRANKLIN •: K. LANE'S ruling that ' , the /: South ern Pacific; will, have to abandon .Its practice of charging, state toll on freight arriving;'* in, the -city via the coast liner, either* 1 will ':: have to tia fought .in the . courts, or there must' be, a change- in: the tariff. em Pacific ;offic jals \u25a0- have not- madia l\ip their minds ; fully jas to'; the coursed they, will pursue. Peters F.. Dunne" of Southern . Pacific- law 'department r.says his -''„ company will SL be v f guided ' ; In',, its course: by..' the Santa :Fe, 4 ; as' that ;com "pany is vitally, interested in th«j; mat ter.; •.' \u25a0Edwird-'-'. Chambers., /assistant freight . traffic; manager "•*. of -the 1 Santa Fe, in discussihgithisjsaid:^;:^ .iV " ""The;SouthernlPacific*andt the- Santa Fe \u25a0 are consideringj,whetheritojgo . into court in opposition 'l to? the t order ' of - the Tr sipping the Fox THE GOSPEL OF GHOSTS SNAP JUDGMENT ON THE MINERS Gossip in Rail way Circles Interstate commerce- commission in the state toll case, ::While;the;order. is ;di-: T? c t?d .against; the: .'-"Southern" "Pacific company, it will, if ? puf into effect, compel the Santa ;Fp. to.-; absorb v\hQ state'toll on air its business in, order, to have its r rates into Sacramento the same \u25a0; as . the'rate* via : the s coast"- lin^ s of the Southern :Paciflc/.' If goes • without saying .that the Southern : Pacific: also wjll^have to absprb'the state toirori; all of : its^ business \u25a0 that "v comes ; over from .Oakland, 1 - so as Ubi have its . rates via; all it 3'\u25a0:; routes \u25a0; on-'^aa equalr basis. 'This means the cancellation of -the: state toll charges so far as the consignee Is!con cerned.? '-•••. - ' - r . This' looks well in print, buf the mere fact- that, thtt^Southerri Pacific and; the Santa jiFe ? are ~ in ? consultation' oi'er ~ a matter .in -which j the/Santa* Fe only-can a .° Dear \ as an intervenor ; means ' Bimply Personal Mention \u25a0}XV. B. Short of Parif, Ky.. is at the Savoy. \: George E. Butler of Needles Is at the St. Francis. . .3. Coombs of Fresno is staying at the Imperial.; . .' :J. B. Menardi of Reno, New, is at the Fairmont..^ •"\u25a0--• \u25a0'..: ". : " I George F. King of Eureka is at the Majestic' .' " ' * " / ." V^VT.iA. C. Goldsten of Reno is at the Majestic. s : T. '-. H. : >Burley of Tacoma is at the Baltimore/. A. M. Wilson of Los Angeles is at the St. : James. ,\u25a0 D. T; White of El Paso, Texas, is at the .Fairmont. C. B. Gay of Waterloo, lowa, is at the Majestic. Alfred Lowell and Mrs. Lowell are at the Dorchester. Mr. and : Mrs. D. G. Reed of Redding are, at the. Savoy. John J. Buckley of Providence^ R. 1., is at the Hamlin. Lieutenant H. F. Spqrgln. U. S. A., is at the Fairmont. ' Ezra Bowen, a Santa Cruz capitalist, 'Is at the St. Francis. Dr. C. A. Nahl and Mrs. Nahl of Hobart Mills are at the Baltimore. • J. W, Janes and Owen Epperly of Sacramento are at the St. James. Former State Senator Thomas Flint of San Jose is at the St. Francis. ;« R. E. Waterman and Mrs. Waterman of Goldfleld are at the St. Francis; William Bush and Mrs. Bush frorj Alpine tavern ' are at the Savoy. \u0084 E. ; L. Wright and Mrs. Wright of San Jose are at the; Baltimore. "; Dr.C. A. Herrickof Jackson, accom panied bj' Mrs.- Herrick and their son. Is at the; Jefferson.'" :\u25a0';• C. : F. Borah :of Louisiana, a . brother of : United- States Senator Borah' of Idaho, is at the Fairmont. Mr. ' and Mrs. C. 11. McGuire, with their son, are' at the Savoy. They came from Alpine; tavern onMount Lowe. S. L. Blake, ; a Marge mine owner of Weaverville.; is at -the ImperlaL : Hs is: here to purchase a large quantity of mining machinery. CaptalnT. R.:Day and wife. Colonel H. 8. , Moon, Mrs. Moon and their, daugh .ter^arrived from the Philippines by the transport Crook' yesterday. They are at the Jefferson.' ' • that , the ; two lines will revise the pres ent tariff so as . to , make the coast line rate equaj : to' the other. routes* Including the toll; and ;it may.. be accepted as a fact that the lines also will slightly r ?! r S6 : the: rate to 'otheri terminal points so as to ' put' San Francisco on a parity with the other terminals ;ln the state. . E. L. Lomax, general passenger afrent of 7the; Union Pacinc," has issued a cir cularlin whk'-.'vhe tells of the g-lorles of fishing Jn: Yellowstone ,' park? He > adds that his^onlyrsorrowVs that he; cannot send some" of the trout he caajjht to his friendsiniCalifornia becau?3 cf thft law which ; prohibits any" on<? ' senJinir : nsh out of the park/'Accordlng to hH statc ment'/'iYellowstone park is* a paradise for, fishermen.' : . ' • . .' ".' The conference between the commit tee of the Harriman ." lines, consisting of . j W.:;S.--Palnier,TP k ;vH.- Ingfamr M. \u25a0 J. Buckley : and ;E/-.-Buckinghani* and that of ,;the was 'concluded -Satur day,\u25a0'"-'. ah\v agreement \ h^v^r"? . b"->n reached'' over .the 1 interpretation of tha Chicago with, reference'to"tne railroad luntona '> in- Oakland. The many, friends of.Dr.A. .W.. Mor ton^chief^siirseoh of ?the Sarita Fe in central Calif ornja; r are ; much .concerned over = the ; ,?,ln juries £. he v received : in -;. the st&gQ: ) accidentfnear,;Eureka.:" Officials ofjthe? railroad, company .were jn ? tele phonic communication 'with .him yes terday; arid iwere'Jnformed -that there was^ no ? causes for f alarm. J. A. ; Duckv/or th; who has b.een the ? tlcket^agent^of the • Australian-Ameri- i caniline?in* Sydney has, returned 'to this? country % and ; represent r , the ' San ta \ Fe 'j as ; city "i passengerj agent \u25a0in < Kansas : ;city^:V;- . -;; ; \u25a0'. ' '\u25a0 - v • \u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 .- * THE INSIDER Tells of Poet Sterling's Plea for the Lordly Forests and of Mrs. Riggs' Battle with Lon doners to Fight Off the Fame Thrust on Her c- • " xD . '.- T HAVE just been looking over the book Spirit Of Bohemia of « Thfi Tr ; ump h of Bohemia," George Pleads for Groves Bohemian club midsummer jinks drama, and I recommend its perusal 'to the department of forestry. President Roosevelt's plea in his message for the preservation of our for ests was not more urgent nor was it better expressed than the Spirit o* Bohemia's argument. "O men," cries the Spirit, when the woodmen justify their 'desecration of the groves, N pleading the need of homes for men and other prosaic defense: \u25a0 "O men! O latest men .within this land, Harken my words: 'Ye, year by 'cruel year, Lay desolate the lordliest groves of earth. And in great woodland chambers of the god*. Do sacrilege. The living miracle That Nature, careful for a thousand years, Did so contrive "with wisdom to perform. Ye in a. day undo. Did forests know What ravage was designed them by your mindj They in one moan more solemn than the sea's Would sound their lamentation and affright All , men and lands. Imagine ye, forsooth, The patient gods will sit forever calm. Bearing to see their fairest seats profaned, And these their altars tumbled from the sky?" Shies at Honors gin Riggs is kept busy denying the anthor tngJand Offers ship - of « Mrs . Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." On her arrival, within a week' or two, she found the London book stalls advertising the "New Chronicles of Rebecca," by the author of "Mrs. Wiggs." This reminds me of Gertrude Athcrton's comment, at a local din ner, on "Mrs. Wiggs" — that it should have been called "Mrs. Cabbage of the Wiggins Patch," an ironic reference to the resemblance that it bears to "The Birds' Christmas Carol." Ventura Writes of ' £ I L Ventura A h /? ff a * idc - in . th J **?** A-i / • i r> • i Bookman on Adelaide Riston, introductory Adelaide Wstort to a comsng volume of her letters. Profes sor Ventura is a resident of pur city, and was the founder of the Polyglot club, which was quite flourishing before the quake. I have not heard of the club since, therefore I Judge that the shock was too much # for it. Miss Grace Llewellyn Jones was one of the active members. Its object was the study of literature in foreign languages, and at the occasional pub lic meetings tb,e more talented of the members used to- show what they could do in the way of reading in Italian, French or Spanish from the dramatists and poets of those countries. Spanish Dance Too One ?* Santa Barbara ' s smart setters has c .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- » _ . . organized a club to perpetuate the sinuosi- Sinuous for Society tie 3of the Spanish dan P ee The membcr3 will learn how to wriggle a la Carmencita.and Otero. At least, they will endeavor to learn. It is not so easy to master— or should one say mistress?— a Spanish dance. Matildita, formerly ballet maitressc at the Grand opera house, told me that of all her private pupils there were few who could do a Spanish dance properly. "They can move the legs,*' she shrugged her plump shoulders, "but the ar-r-ms!" — ah me, it is" impossible to translate in common words the sarcasm, the irony contained in that little mono syllable as t she said it, "the arms, they do not know how to use." She waved her own with matchless grace. Stout as she had grown, she ccukl still move those arms of hers with a grace that was not possible to impart at so much per lesson to her pupils. "There is one society girl— she is rich and she wants to learn- one little pas, but," and here' the "shrug, '"she will not move the arms as they should go. She can move the body right, and the legs and the feet, but the. arms"— the shrug showed the poor society girl's chance to master a Spanish pas seul was nil. .. However, some of cur society girls can do fancy dances quite as well a$| a- professional. There is Mrs. Lansing Kellogg, for one. She, fti spke of "her proportions, is light on her feet— and those feet are small and exquisitely shaped. Her elder sister, Mrs. Walter Dean, when a girl, v/as a pupil of old Professor Lur.t, and was one of his star-. Bessie Garv'ey. who later married Banker Wilcox of Connecticut, was another star of the* old Lunt academy. The Smart Set MRS. GEORGE" F. COOKE. wife of Colonel Cooke of the Twen ty-second Infantry, stationed at Fort McDowell, is visiting rela tives in Los Angeles. • • • * Mrs.. Wakefield Baker and her chil dren returned yesterday from a , pro longed visit to Santa Barbara, where they: enjoyed motoring about the coun ty and the many social attentions shown them. , A pleasurable surprise came to the friends of Mias Grace M. Seaton and Robert M. Gardner when their ..en gagement was announced Friday evea- Jng by the father of the bride elect. Georga W. Seaton, at his home in Corte Madera. "*". Robert Gardner, formerly was assistant cashier of the Western na tional bank, but has transferred hla Interests to the Safe Deposit and Trust company of Los Angeles.. He will terminate his visit here in a couple *of days and journey to his southern home. No date has been set for the wedding. A reception will be given at the home of Mrs. Austin Sperry, "2100 Pacific avenue. Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5; In .honor of Mrs. Rachel: Foster Avery \u0084 and Mrs. Maud Wood Park. Mrs. ; Avery ;is the first vice president of = thevNatlonal woman's suffrage as sociation and Qrst secretary of the In ternational : . suffrage .alliance. ."Mrs. Park^Ja i first president: of the Massa chusetts college of the Equal Suffrage league. An invitation to meet these two distinguished women, who are ; so prominently with Buffrage. Is; cordially extended to club women and 'others who are Interested in this line of work. Mr.- and Mrs. H. J. Desmond, Mr. and Mrs.' W.i Davis, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Welch/and Master John Welch, who have "passed their summer vacation' at Guerneville, on , Russian river, have returned :to town. • \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 •" • Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Blanchard. who, with. their children, have been rusticat ing at" Carmel by the. Sea. have re turned home. During : their stay Mrs. Blanchard' entertained her friends with CONDITIONS IN CALIFORNIA >TU Califoraia ?ronotiott coajaitte* wired tia folio wiss to it* wstera burem \u25a0 Hew, York yesterday:, " - -\u2666 :n Calif ornJa fctths past:S4 hocrs: E-ipoi* .\u25a0....;....:....;..... .sKiaimam. E3 Masimum. C 2 :-|: -| v San" 1 Fraaeisco ........'; Miaimaia, 85 Jlasianm, 65 ; 8« Dioso ......... .\^..... Hlaimum, 63 Maxisisin, 70 v"- ! nnti«;'cß gebdiroceiTedat tie Baa sriaci»co custom hou**' for th« out wmV ?167,053.90.^PgJPg " " i% ."t^v. -_?«?«7t» t«e«£y«i.b7.tle Calif on»U Proactloa eosi»itt9« from Aaaiela mj U»t ; top : pries* s.y« .leias realUoi en a !ar j«' crap of pctat <n%. " v A;prc=i!ze« eiacatlcnalhjjtitiitica has recaatly *cquir«sd 27 «er«« ia on« of the most Chanainy locatio=s fa .Paitaea*. An eltb.orata erpsp of l>oildia«» win U »r««t«d. Cob •traction;ca the; first, wllchia to cost 820,000, r.UI i«jj B j3j 3 ft f«w days. The ; f ouadition work , ia coau'.eted 'on the Daljer bu'Minj. at : Siith ' acd 3£or!tet atreat»;.Sta;Frane|aco. TU» will U »dw A structtire, . 50x110 f««t. witfc aa I, rf 75 , feet at the rear, cad four stories ia b«i jat. Tha^ Aafaj ; wiU "t« - brick and t«rr- co*t». Th^i brlldicar wUI cajt J175.0C0. and will b« ready for ecojpasey ia Jaaaary * ** " AUGUST 6, 1907 In England, I hear, Mrs. Kate Douglas Wtg- her splendid v»!ce and last Sun Gay at h.!°iln ari l el mission, she sang most beautifully Bach and Gounod'a "Aye Alaria. She was accompanied on the violin and organ by Misses Sallie and Theresa Ehrman of Carrael Mrs. Locke-Paddon. has left for a visit to her mother, tn Edinburgh. Sh« will tour Europe before her return in December. Mrs. Jessop. wife of Lieutenant Jes sop of the navy, has left Fort Baker, where she has been visiting, and taken apartments at Valiejo, where she will pass the winter. Lieutenant Jessop is on duty at Mare Island. Mr. and Mrs. James Merritt Little hale, the latter formerly Gertrude El liott. have returned from their wed ding trip to Santa Barbara and are living at the Hotel Jefferson. George D. K. Foute and Mrs. Foute were among the well known people who sailed on the Warren Saturday for Manila. M?? taln ,** E " WyUle ot th « coast artillery also was a. passenger on the Dr. John Murtagh and Mrs. Murtagh of the army, who have been so hospi tably Inclined and so popular while stationed at Fort Mason, laft yesterday on the Logan for the Philippines, They expect to be absent for some ttoe. Mary and Frances Watson or Pierce street have returned from Loa Angeles where they were extenaively entertained. They will leave shortly for Lake Tahoe to pass the" remainder of the summer. Captain A. J. Hepbarn of the navy and Miss Hepburn are dowa from Mare Island and are on board the United States fish commission steamer Alba tross, now anchored off Sau 3 alito. Cap tain Hepburn will leave a'^ont the erd of September for the Philippines, ao companlec! by Dr. Smith, director of th» United states .food fi^herfas. Durir hls abser.es Mrs. H-rburn will visU relatives on the eastern coast.