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The San Francisco (Call
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IT may be assumed that the city: of San Francisco and the. citF
zens will be willing to buy the Spring Valley water system
when the price is right. 'A "volunteer body of citizens, organ
ized under the name of the federated water committee, has
arrived at certain findings on this subject after deliberation , and
investigation, chiefly arithmetical and not without some personal
acrimony and reflections on the motives of members.
Let us disregard the personal features of the' affair, and take
up the method. As has been said, this was almost wholly arith
metical. The Spring Valley has been appraised, perhaps, 'a dozen
times or more, and tl\e remarkable thing about these valuations-r
ail made by experts- — isthat-they range .anywhere from $23,000,000
to $51,000,000. This is an arithmetic of magnificent distances, all
sworn to on a stack of bibles.
With all these figures thrown into hotch pot, the r^st was
easy. The committee took all the estimates, giving them equal
weight, added up the sum and took the average. : The process
assumes that all the valuations are wrong, but each may be used
to correct the errors of the: others. It is a case where a dozen
wrongs make one right, with.the assistance of ; a slajte and pencil; ; C
In this astonishing process the highest valuation pressed-into
service by the arithmeticians was the wild and visionary appraise
ment of $51,000,000, made, by Chief Engineer Schussler. It was
not taken into account by the committee— in all probability the
committee did not know — that this estimate was not based onj
the actual value of the Spring Valley plant, but on a comparison
with the cost of bringing an equally good supply: from
It was contended by the corporation in- the suit /against the city
that the value of the system was equal to-£he cost of duplicating
the plant. Schussler guessed that it, would cost $51,000,0(X) to
bring water from the Tuolumne. Grunsky guessed that it could!
be done for $39,000,000, but neither estimate has the slightest j
bearing on the actual value, of Spring Valley, which should be i
no more than the cost of land and construction, plus, interest |
on the investment, most of which has \ already been paid by- the!
water consumers.
These interesting matters of' history and principle are recalled!
because of their direct bearing on the methods of the federated i
water committee. If Mr. Schussler ever anticipated' these methods
he has neglected a shining opportunity. Even now he must be
disgusted at his own moderation. He could just^ as easily have
pushed his guess up to" $100,000,000 as stopped at a dirty
half hundred. ,
The committee makes neither apology nor explanation for
including this ridiculous estimaterof $51,000,000 in making iip its
inflated average. It is fair to assume that there is neither explana
tion nor apology. As far as can be learned from the report, the
committee did not even take the Jtrouble to learn the history, or
basis of Mr. Schussler s estimate. \:
The Spring Valley water plant will not be sold by jockeying."
. Too many people are looking \u25a0 and the history ; of -? the - property .is
too widely known. The undervaluation of 'the r-Lake
Merced property, which it is proposed to reserve, and deduct, niay
be left on one side for the present^ with the single remark^ that
the committee is not making any mistakes to hurt the corporation.
When the price is right the city. will be ready to consider the
proposition. Assuming that a Satisfactory, and reasonable figure
is - named the proposition -be -financed by an issue of 4 : per
cent bonds, which the stock ;and£bon'd' i holders -of the" corporatioh
• should be <\u25a0 glad to accept in payment at 4 par ofithe municipal bonds.
THE history of urban traction in .Chicago has its 'lesson for
San Francisco, because ttiis^cijtx^
of the journey which in;the3lakeicity^'6nciudeli(witH a receiver-
ship and the squeezirig v out of^the^water from the street-rail
way stock. In Chicago ..the^f"o|her day *a^^ federal -judge .ordered a
receivership of street railways (^transferred to >V another company, at
an -appraised valuation 6 f 1339^000,000 property, which';, had)? been
the basis of stock and : bondj issues*,^whose \u25a0 face lvalue .wasTslo9,-:,
000,000. In a word, therejwas $70,000,000 of- water \u25a0 or : i^fictitious
capital charged on the rpropcrty^ In jSan I Francisco > there is a < capi
talizatiori of $80^00,000 in street railways^ based^on;^piroperty ;that
can be reproduced or replacedPfor/lessHhan, s2o,ooo,ooo.^^
Chicago has had a hardtfigjit^to^ get : rid^of^hat^s7(^(^,6dp of
watered capital, which was*Jai -charge - and > burden • borne by^ the j
industrj r and business of'thetdty. It stood like a wall, resisting i
all efforts at public regulation (pi >the i lines and as an obstacle to !
efßcient service. Dividends;and [interest liadvtOi be : : earned bn;itKej
water,- and to^that end : >the',-service r was^starved.- of this
water represented bribery of , public l officials/ A considerable i part I
stood for the profits of promotersand- able-financial' schemers. The !
people carried th~e load ; and 'were , compelled r to endure . tHe wretched
service until the "city almost -rose in rebellion. '1 >C ,"' . : " '
At once when competition'came : revenues; declined^,: Dividends
stopped and the; interest on; bonds /went; to default. The property
fell into , neglect and in dve s course a : receiver was appointed. '
Such is the natural , and necessary result of ] overcapitalization^
a topheavy financial structure tjiat \ sooner or later * ialls i by jits own
weight. The city suffers : in -the .' from service
and credulous - investors lose their money when the ; time comes to
squeeze out the water.- .The -only people who profit by /the '•• trans
action are the promoters and the financial \exploiters % who.^wbrk':th(t
deal and seirtheir fictitious issues Ttb unsuspecting^ investors.
The time is cbmingf/when byercapitalizatioh of "public futilities'!
will be\made 'a crime in all; states ;bf^tb^unibn, as./_it^already -is \in,
some of theni. The process is. simply a polite oi". obtaining
money undSP'false pretenses on^a; colossal^scale. f: '"
IT is not. in the least surprising^ tb;find' ? tliat, 4 tHe
;,panV: cbniplains'.bf .itsr^^
-zation.r The sleep
L; : successful 'and unconscionable tax shirker -irij the United States'."
The -city of Ghicagb is seeking ;tb^ recover] millions due 'from this
corporation for back taxes. '^Jn ; California, \u25a0 as : in : every other state
of the union, this • outlaw monopoly' has successfully and contin:
uously '\u25a0; beaten the •assessor .and /the tax j gatherer: s h r
This year, 'the state jbqard \ toi Vequalizatiqn,, raj^'cd; the assess
ment of the Pullman; company to $1J625;527;1 J 625;527; --For years' the board
has been; seeking -information iriom, trie, sleeping car -people .cori
cerriing their earnings,' but every, request was met with refusal.;
Trie fact that. theT law requires - common carriers furnish, this
information to the board cuts little 'figure with the ' Pullman com-:
! pany, which- has ; always made a •business of -profitable . law .breaking.
-In the absence of definite information.; the ; board: ; '-pr6ceededfto
make an \u25a0 arbitrary: assessment in^ accordance with the' "rule ; of^law
in such cases, and the taxes on that assessment y.wil.l! .beVcbllectedv
If a the ' Pullman , company . goes into courts x tb; dispute c the validity"
of the assessment itwill be met by the . facts : of } its own: contumacious
neglect ttoj observetthe law. ; He who seeks.-equity must do.: equity,
' and the^corporation cannot come; into court .with clean hands.
THERE is • a strange « v but , instructive - controversy afoot in -aLos
which ' \^is important^ to^butsid^
discloses' k -state ;of mind characteristic of < the .population|r^
'' ' that .city. J It 'appears 'to be the unwritten law of Los Angeles'
thatH. E. Huntington -shall not be.' expected to obey the^statut^
made and proyided for Indeed, therejiis a
pious vbelief ;•; • neighbor hood .that Huntington is; ''the- man
who made' Lo^^geles^ajidv of /course, ithe: natural ; corollaryj^is
•that the -creator \u25a0"'should; do iwhathe pleases with' the; creature, j^
-^- Now,- this
"Almighty, ! peculiar /to v Lbs /Angeles, , has become {he cause of a
grievous and ;. distressing;^ clash 'between certain municipal autlio^
ti^s-and .tHejma^nager^^
authorities i:.Had ':"the^temerity .;to object: that; Huntingon's streetcars
didl not ) carry life fsayirigJ fenders -such" as the ; iaw^requires..^:Trhis:
was an act of jihsubor^inatio)i-aml-ev^^
incensed asj-wellfas astonisjied \ the j% imperious \u25a0: railway rnanago^
Why : \ should ihlje;wjorm- turn? . \ - '..'., :/. . / ' ' ; I>'
Quoth tlie manager : f ; •"\u25a0lf.- the. city 'continues . its"; fight against
the j company K\ye: will cease Jto operate- our. interurban cars 'in^the
city.: The /Company. deems •'.-this step necessary .Ito.prbtect itself
the;city^persiftts^invtrying to compel the ~ use ; of the approve^ 1
style of fenders." ' ' '^ , \u25a0• :',';.";,/ [ ''"' ,",_ • . ~~~ , ;m ,
''\u25a0\u25a0 -'-.. Gne7w6ndersih^ow« a \i threat <bf , that -kind would be_receiyedj in
other citiesHOf'tburse^it^is^rj^thing^
same tactics i Have .wbn^in ÜbsrA^
been part vof ithe •\u25a0Huntingtb^(s^
unmake^and ;cfeat
lie^ proposes^to idqijt/ v/If \u25a0: they} h^ye^'neither;gratituye7noy sense -of
duty to" their maker" "they must 'suffer^the.xonsequences. ..rr . \u25a0 «|
; Kbreajhas : a mice, new. Japanned i
emperor. , ? ; ;.-- >; ---,; \u25a0 \u25a0 .-\u25a0.^; y:^[J: %-> : £\
5 The D«;M6ines boy;who' swallowed :
a \ tin I whistle^and -|himse;lf
as: iin fautomobile ) horti. %. ""^r T*C^V"';
_ The enem ies^) of % Pre side n t'. }R6ps c- j
Veltsafejthe^oneSY^pJa)^Tyoinlj|th^ j
most ? worrying f about \ whether \ or 'not J
he "wiU^m|foriaj third term. - " : i
ThelOaWan^^^burie, -^doing^Vtliej
from, the; graft '•;gang,lfind^"theTastute
Call 1 ' to be "a»: divertiriff- in its ya
riety ; as -a - pet ; coon -with /a- sHavtd
tail.".' , lf \u25a0newspaperSrhad r tlieir;deseyt|'
thc?;TrJbune?^wpuld Jbe^theKwarden^s
always fried
to Iwn VtheT-; confiderfice : of .. evety^l man
witHj whonvtie had ''dealingsiT "Also.' tHe
caslj;;;;^ >'" " ,;^V -->.^ -' 'J— ": \u25a0--'/\u25a0 Z['a^£ : \ ~C
"Hearsts is;>tlfe;-' Michael -A Feeney^ tof
ionrnaHSnijH: according "*-i toj i tile "{Sail
Ff ancis c*o ; Call ."i *. M ike has \u25a0 gr ouiid 4" f 6Y
.m^nt7and r qffer;yvit]apj6logieSvlo)MikeJ
meaning^Feeney; and no 'other "of that
1 surname. -^ :; -8881
.^ Th^Smart Set /.k
It. -'\u25a0 --\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' '- •\u25a0••''**-'-• \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0- - - -i-
- VEY announce that the mar
\u25a0 rla 7 ge. t of "their ' daughter,! Miss
- Anita -Harvey, .and
v Cq,px>er,^wlll^take ;place': on Wednesday,
.SeDtemJjer^li,^ at: Jthe* home "of Miss
grandmotherV'NMrs. . Eleanor
Martin,' in , Broadway. Owing to the
recent serious illness of Miss Harvey^
the » wedding, will be a very quiet one.;
The ; bride' sV only ; attendant .will :bV* heir
sister, Miss - Harvey. "After
the .wedding^ the ; young couple will ; oc
cupy.* an apartment in the' Lafayette.
-J^ Mrs. v John: Metcalfe will be j hostess
next Wednesday - at ; her ; homo in Pre
sidio-avenue at: a^luncheon in ; . honor. of
Mrs>; Goodman and Miss ; RuthGoodman*
whose Jto 1 : Mrs. ;: Metcalfe's
s'oh,"v George ; L. ? North;" h£iS. just^ been
announced.; -,There: -will - be '16 : ; at % the
lunchebnAand: iii' the^-afternoon* -"Mrt.
; Metcalfe . has about :loo^of Tver
friends'to'ah: informal tea to;meet ; her
bonored' guests.';; 7 ,':'':':
: ; . "i Mr.; and Mrs. , Charles '; W. : Conlisk
have . invited : a '; party v ' of % friends J toj ac^
company, v; them : ; to .; Bohemian . .; grove)
leaving here tonight and returning next
Tuesday./?-; 3§|SBigfflSß
Mrs. \ Genevie ve : Baker : ; left ; last -week
for v a three . months'.^ trip . through" the
east. She will stop in: New,- York' city
the" greater, part \6t\ the -time I ! and"* later
will visit; in Chicago' arid Philadelphia.'
.'. . 1 Mr. , and Mrs. / George i 1i 1 Cadwallader
have given up .their home ln - Devisadero
:«treetsahdv,will < spend - the .winter i with
: Mrs; ; Cadwallader's > mother, . Mrs. 3 Rus
sell^Wilson;;: at the Matter's : home in
California street.. : ./ \u0084
• Mrs. Henry , Crocker, will return soon
from] herJsummeri home " in' Marin ; coun^
ty,"i preparatory-,? to Agoing,; east;in|Sep
tember^where she will place her. daughf.
ter, Miss Marion Crocker, in a finishing
school..- :\u25a0- ' v ;a«Sl{9B£99S3S
bj Dr.v and 'Mrs.'; Frederick VLa. Bancroft
have • gone" to". Newj York,--' taking with
them'i Mrs. v Bancroft's ? sister, \u25a0 Miss i lill
liari?Shoobert.- " ! r^ '
: Mrs. rtarry Benson, .wife of iMajor
Benson Vof 5 the cavalry, , has spent Vth'e
summer? in'UheV.YoeemiteV valley,^ where
h*er iHiTibaridT has-been}' stationed/-- arid
4wh~ere"i she '\u25a0 has entertained 'a'number^of
friends.' : ; '•* \u25a0'* ? vs.:v s ' \u25a0. : ?\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 "-; -- •' - \u25a0\u25a0 •>\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0
i'ii^affwjvi^v^ii* /:•'*.\u25a0>'•;-. :*:.:\u25a0] j /.;»- ,
•. " '('VLt:\ \u25a0" and ; i Mrs. - Robin : Durismdir; -who
-have-7 been * visiting Mrs. 7 Dunsroulr'a
mother, 2 "- Mrs.*; Shoobert,"f in \u25a0 Sausallto for
severalembnths;' left|last ? Saturday.'tac
compariied'iby ' Miss *- Fannie Shoobert,
for -Victoria,' B." C.'-~ V
18".^i'.rrt T'.i" ''\u25a0>:: *":'' ~. * "•' '\u25a0'\u25a0•.'
' fMrV^aridt Mrs^Robert 'Tibbetts. jwhb
liave *" been* stayfns 'at\ the | Hotel : Rafael'
for 'the* laat ! sixrmonths,' have leased the
Foute • Home? jn 'Gbugh j street "and will
6ccupy"it about"! September 15.
: . . .; *. --i: \u25a0 ;!•/.- •-,:\u25a0\u25a0 •• \u25a0 -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0; .. . \u25a0 ,-
[ Miss de' Salsset of San Jose is enjoy r!
ing "' aTSojourri* In i Switzerland, • visiting
Ker.*csuslnf. Batoness'deYGraffenried -de
\yilll£fa^SheV will'/hotTreturn:; until \u25a0 the
'early'fallr r: * •'" '.'; \u25a0'-; ;\u25a0;-'; s ;
-i££lJiititKe Joke Worlds
/'Why don't you explain your, position
onUhe i tariff ?V.-. i i ,""l • ? '^ -*
*houM\I7V; asked; the ;emlnent
statesman; %•. "I once^ tried -to explaln'it j
|and)the* : nrstithlng(l;kriew ; l:got>lnte*r-"j
e.irted'Jri; trying;.to-underßtand>it 'myself
andiworried;rnyself; almost ';to > death'.''--r' l
\Washlngton".Star.-- . ""-; : -_-.-;:-"" . I
.:^^*X:J-.-.:^r- \u25a0,".,•:\u25a0.•\u25a0'•.•\u25a0•.\u25a0. s.i'-r.-.' \u25a0 \u25a0-: ;
;.. DerLong-^-I ;hear; you are hunting for
a ; richwwife.-;,' > . : ;' li': : "S-~ -••\u25a0 " : ''~.- : - \u25a0
2^, Shor^leigh-r^-Right you' are. , •
?DejLon~g4Tßag;anything?' •
\u25a0er»*rfLondon'=Ttt-Blt4.' :^"^-rv-.;v r .
'J; Jones » ls jthe : most ; prominent \ mem
\u25a0berjofjiourigolf fclub. I';,'1 ';,'- -.7 .." ' ,
V?^Why;|he ? can't«play;gblf.'^ " : > v - ?
srl4^Nbr|butUie!always nays ; his ; dues."—
Cleveland? Leader. . , :•'.-; .--' .•.." /v. i-"^,
Explains : Pacific M
retention of Captain Saunters aher his mis
~take^iad resulted* In a ;nnUion loss
v — : \u25a0 \u25a0 — - — "L.'.-v - ' •\u25a0-' '" *•»*\u25a0" -•-' V! \u25a0\u25a0'•-- -
«7 \* *o» i v ;: fact* that Saunders^was retained in
Wisdom Of Skipper \\ the^ace of theiconipany tradition which
Saves HiS Position • \u25a0-*-" proyides*the v ax fdr'the captain getting
a' Pacific Mail ship into", trouble jl^ak^^^w^^flH^/p*?"!?^^*? t0
how.it happened. \ .V • V; : ' ' : ' v^^*~^
AcThe matter, was : being discussed on /change, the ;other;d»y..
: "Harriman's volunteered -fone^ prominent {shipping man.
.;';\u25a0 ?*Taft had something* to^dqTwith Jt." said 'another;, -; _•-- :^ :
/ "Sauhders may thank" the insurance people," declared a third.
"You'reVall wrong," said a, fourth member of the *group,.a man; who is
close enough to' the "big chief'-to know .what heJs talking .about, "Schwef in
did it Schwerin is waking up^ io the' fact^that the ; po^cy.of Hiring ever^
man' that makes a mistake .is " In considering "Satrnders* case ha
considered that the ) captain's mistake had cost a huge; fortune. : ; He realized
that ; Saunders^would not repeat the error and came to the conclusion that
it would be foolish to/ fire a man after providing Jum with $1,000,000 worth ol
experience. So Saunders stayed, and [good, luck to him, he*3 the only million
dollar skipper on the Pacific and I'll bet 'he never scratches the Manchuria's'
C^U* r „„,,. irrupt, Anentßoop, whom I mentioned as the ownet
BnactLawsWhich^ of t he w oodwar d' s men agerie, I hiW di*i
Are Not Ratified covered "some matters of' historic^ interest hi
connection with him. With some early day pioneers Rbop*. crossed over tha
mountains from Plumas into Lassen county. It-was in the*«arly. fifties, when
maps were not existent, and the pioneers thought that they. were east oi
the California boundary line., ; There was no Nevada- then, but \u25a0Utah and
New Mexico/ bordered on California. They also thought that, they were tha
only inhabitants of the territory. In April 0f, 1856 about a score of them met
at the first house in' the valley, a log cabin, built by Roop and still standing
near Susanyille. They held the meeting for the purpose of formulating new
laws for the territory of Nataqua, which they had laid out as extending from
the. southwest corner of Idaho on the north, through what isjnow'the middle
of Nevada, to about SO miles south of Carson City, and then back to tha
California line. Peter Lassen waVchairman and Roop secretary of the con
vention.' They made quite a number of laws be fore 'they discovered a year
later that they were not a tenth part of the population and .that the other
inhabitants would not ratify their acts, besides which they themselves 'were
not Presidents *bf the new territory; so the project fell through.
g-i ' v _ .. Once a Californian always a Californian — at
Countess Festetics least that Js so ™ th quite a few o f us. Th*
[Honors California Countess Festetics is one. She always regis
ters in every continental hotel she stops at^ "Countess Festetics of Cali
fornia." The countess_ cannot have very pleasant memories oi her own city,
either, for she lived a few chapters of her sorry romance in our midst. She
was Miss Haggin, young, rich and lovely, and unfortunately Cupid made a\
false, shot when he pointed his arrows at her at ihe same tim« he used thtf
Count Festetics de Tolna as a. target. The mitriage seemed .to be ideal,
and the happy "pair chose a trip to the South s«as. in an odd shaped boat,
something on the order of Jack London's Snark, as their honeymoon trip.
They made the voyage," which was so* amusing in many of its' features that
the late Dan O'Cbhneil used it for the libretto of a comic opera, to which
Emil : Bruguiere wrote the music. But the honeymoon had some vinegary
aspects which finally led the countess to seek legal separation.". The countess,
however, is still young. She spends her recovered freedom in touring Europe
and other points of interest to travelers.''
Personal Mehtiph
'\u25a0; W. D. Hoflns of Seattle is^at the Fair
monts - '
John 1 E. Lewis of Portland Is a gue^st
at. the "Savoy.
V.JrO.- Vogt of: Los" Angeles is staying
at the St. James. :'_
W. B. de Jarnatt of Colusa is staying
at the Baltimore. ;V -^ : . ' •
"* Rev. EJ R. Gueymaird of Salt Lake Is
a guest at the Savoy. 1 ;
Charles. E.* Walker of Tucson Is r a
guest at the' Fairmont.
'if E.:Maas, a Goldfleld mining man, is a
guest' at- the 'St. -James.
"b^E.? Savage of Detroit registered at
the Baltimore yesterday.
.'*3 Chester"' W. Thompson and Mrs.
Thompson 'are at' the Majestic. . . .
S. R.' Break, a lumberman from Caza
dero, is a guest at the - Imperial.
Frederick B. Lyon of Los Angeles
registered at the Bayoy yesterday.
< Johnt Salsbury registered at the St.
Francis • yesterday from. Tonopah. '.\u25a0\u25a0' .
' John •J. Wyatt . and \u25a0L. Rogers of Sa
linas are guests at the St. Francis.
J." R. Wilson and Weston Wilson,
from 7 Lbs Angeles,- are" at ' the Majestic
J . MILITARY .ACADEMY— C. : C. .'.City.
Appblntments"to the : UnltedlStates mili
tary: academy: at ' West Point are made
when there . is a vacancy in : the number
of students; .which" is limited i to; 523.
Applicants should . communicate with
the 1 ;of district in
which> they ureside,; and^if .there ' Is ; to
be - a competitive examination tor. place
the' applicants .will be notified as to the
time: and ?- locality.* .Nominations are
sometimes made without examination.
: to . th.c l military academy
must :be > between 17 and 22 years of
age.^ free' from any, infirmity which , may
gender ; them unfit for/ military service,
andVable^to"" pass "a careful.- examina
tion in reading, writing:, spelling. Eng
gllsh2grammar,;;; English : composition,
English rarlthmetic, t algebra
through \u25a0• *\u25a0[ quadratic l-^equatlbns, plane;
geometry, j descriptive ;>; > geography/ and
the 2 of ', physical r * geography.'
especially the geography of the United
States ; United \u25a0 States history, the out
lines iof 1 general * history," and i the" gen
eral \u25a0 principles *; of ; - physiology * and hy-,
giene ; :or .in r lieu : thereof " to \u25a0 submit* a
certificate *of \u25a0 graduation \u25a0\u25a0 from a" public
high , school or state normal .school; or
a" certificate that the candidate, is a
regular] student of an Incorporated; cql
lege or university. ;:. \* ' . .*,;:• t&
;i The course of; instruction, which ;Js
quite thorough, requires, four. years, and;,
is /largely mathematical : and prof ea-^
sk*nal. ;< The ; principal subjects . taught
are - mathematics, ,: English, - French.
\u25a0 The Calif mil Promotion committee wired .tke following to its eaitera Vt»**a is *•»
Xork y <^fft^rd* j s '\u25a0-.'\u25a0 ,i « - .- •». . \u25a0 . IESSSfifI
: Calif orni*' t«mpet»tarM^ .'«",th«J lirt ; *4 icon :
' . Ewek» f. '/;..'. .'..-. ;V... : '?.~r, 1".. ".Kia1mum...... 80 Xxxlaiaai .W
, : .B«';Tr«a<riio».\.\.;v....... .:>.... JCfarimmn...... 83 Mjurimuni......«6
- S*a Pi»ito.*.... •.'..'::.. T .V. .". :f. '.!l.. Klulmnp, '4a Jtaxinnua ..... r il*;
B*ni cl«aria»f for ths we«k ending noon Tlur»<uj, Aa«TUt 29. »07: *
S»n Tr»nci*c«........»37 < 70« 1 «a7.35;1906, $41.898,97a.Midecrt»w 9p*re«ot
1 1905, 5 y«r «•**>'
L<« Anre1ej......;... •8,823,208.00; 190«. 4.771.374.00; ill«ht laers*!-
OakUai .:.........;;. 1,M3,«4«.64; l»06, 5,834.M1.»1 j decrtue 4»p«to«a*
- J. Ban 70w... ......;... «*.700.Wi 1»3«;V SSe.SW.Wf laer«<UM W P« •«* .-\u25a0
'\u25a0\u25a0Stooktoa .....;......' 47i.SS3.Sa;. 1806," \u25a0« cl«»rte» S#M« ' -\u0084
. ;= Coatr»«t« k«Te b»ta let for * aew.»inery »t H»&ldil>ar». ths e»ll*rt of wMe* '•fll *•*•
a cipaoity of 50,000 e *Ua&*. ' '1^" / '^. \u25a0 . . '». ,1.". \u0084...— «
: The'tte«l xcoTk it flaUhed on the Al**k* CammatcUl comp*ar buildta*. »t Califarai*
and B*n«ome •treeti, Saa Tranclico. TiU class A strueturo i» 13'«tari«« ta Iwfclrt. Tb«
rroand «te U 45x134,1wit1i aa'«U of 23 "fe*t. '" Th« "cott will 1* *500,000.
AUGUST -3QJ 1907
A. B. Schoemads and Mrs. Scho<»made
are .registered at the Majestic from Mo
desto. PMHflHpi
George Coleman, Wlllard Well* and
T. F..Puter are at the St. Francis from
Eureka. . . .
P. S. Castleman. with Mrs. Castlemaa
and one son, is at the' Baltimore from
A. R. ; Feeley and . Mrs. Feeley regis
tered at the' Imperial yesterday from
New York.
J. J. Minor of Eureka . and John R.
Dun man of Petalutna are registered at
the St. James.
T. C. Torrey of Mexico City, who ia
making a tour pf the coast. Is staying
at the Hamlin.
F. D. Gardiner, ! a railroad man of
Kansas City, is ..at the Hamlin with
MrsV- Gardiner. .
C. G. Vlott and Mrs. Vlott, tccompa.
nied by Miss Lillian A. Hite,;ar« *t the
Jefferson.' from Reno. " v l^-.^.,
\u25a0 J. "W. Kakernot, ,Mrs. 'Kakernot and
two daughters are guests at the Fair
mont from San Antonio.
H. Bear dsley. a mining nan* of Altu«
ras, is at the Hamlin. He is accompa*
nied '.by Mrs. Beardsley." . .
drawing,: drill reguhitlons ' of all arms
of the service,' natural and experimental
\u25a0 philosophy, , chemistry, chemical phy«
*ics,''mlneraloiry.'. geology, etectrlcity.
history, in ternatlonal. conatluttonal and
military law. Spanish, civil and military,
art and science *of war
and ordnance and grunnery. About one
fourth of those appointed usually fail
to pass the preliminary examinations,
'and bqt-Httle over half the remainder
are^> finally graduated. The discipline
-. is jvery . strict— even r , more so than to
t the army — and the enforcement of pen
alties j for offenses Is - inflexible * rather
than severe. ;
• \u25a0\u25a0 • '. •
,x, x RUNNIXG *v RECORD "~- Subscriber,
City." The turf record for *a mile, run
ning on straight course., is by SalvAtor.
Monmouth park, August 23. IS9O. in
1 :SSH ; Kiameoha holds the record for {
. th e same " distance on a circular - track,
at Belmont park, October 9, 1305, in
'', scrlber, ' Reno, Key. ' Bob . Fl tzs tmmons
met Tom Sharkey in San Francisco De
cember " S», 1896. In the eighth round
* - r Wyatt Eajp, the referee, gave the fight
to Sharkey on a foul. .
?"55.; •-", - - • •"'..• ' '.%\u25a0
; [v. OFFICIAL' TITLE— B.. City.. r * The
;-qCßclal; title of William II U emperor
iA' \Gerniany , and" king \u25a0of Prussia.- In (
- common .parlance he Is spoken of as
•\u25a0\u25a0the German emperor.

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