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SATURDAY
The San Francisco Call
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AN IMPOVERISHED TREASURY
MEMBERS of the grand jury now in session in Alanieda
county have noted a somewhat anomalous condition in the
circumstance that, while their powers are virtually unre
stricted as regards their inquisitorial functions, they are
hampered and handicapped by lack of a sufficient fund with which
to pursue their investigations to the ultimate detail. Under the
provisions of the county government act, as they were explicitly
and emphatically informed by the ; impaneling, judge, a grand jury
may spend only $5 a day for expert services. Evidently this limi
tation was designedly inserted in the law by far -sighted grafters,
who intended that it "should meet just such an emergency as it con
fronts at this time in Alameda county. A "system" has been estab
lished in Alameda county based on thirty years' experience and
practice in the art of extracting the gold of the .tax payers from
the county treasury- The most persistent glutton at this public
crib has been W. -E. Dargie, but he has not been the only one.
What these devourers of the people's substance are doing with
that which they appropriate to their own use, and the methods by
which they fatten on the fiscal income of the county, could be
more thoroughly and expeditiously ascertained if th,e grand jury
had the power 'which the supervisors of Alameda county exercise
whenever they desire to replenish some depleted fund in which
they or their satellites have a pecuniary interest.
At the present time Alameda county is virtually bankrupt and
will continue in that miserable condition until more taxes are col
lected. There is not enough money in the treasury to furnish
$12,000 required for averting a threatened epidemic of the plague,
and thousands of dollars' worth of outstanding claims, many of
them honest, must be discounted by the claimants to the money
lenders, who will charge the county interest on the deferred pay
ments, thus dragging double usury from the pockets of all con
cerned, including the tax pa3'ers, who pay principal as well as
interest. The bulk of the Dargie claims, for example, are discounted
in this manner. Dargie is always in need of money and his graft
is only limited by the imperative demands of other grafters. It has
been tacitly agreed by the gang in control of. the county government
that Dargie can not have all the money!
There are citizens on the grand jury now in session who would
like to know- how it is possible to spend $1,000,000 a year and have
so little to show for the expenditure. These citizens would like to
know why there is always a deficit in the county treasury, neces
sitating the payment of interest to the money lenders on claims that
never should have been allowed. But this information can only be
obtained by tedious processes and weary effort to unrarvel the per
juries of interested witnesses or to compel substantial testimony
from their evasions and subterfuges. There is no royal road in
Alameda county, to exact knowledge of the graft that is practiced
in that community.. Any grand jury honestly determined to expose
this graft and to present an effective remedy must act entirely upon
its own resources. It will get 410 aid from those who manipulate
the county funds. ,
RAILROADS IN OUTSIDE BUSINESS
A PROVISION of the Hepburn law that, goes into effect on
May 1, this year, will be a cause of much embarrassment to
certain railroads, chiefly those that own coal mines and
operate the same. Most of the Pennsylvania roads are in
this class, as well as the Union Pacific and some of the northern
overland roads. In fact a great many of the trunk lines have mcd
' died with one form of subsidiary industry or another. The
Southern Pacific got caught the* other day in partnership with" the
California development company for the Improvement of the Im
perial valley country. Now all such ventures will be unlawful
under this provision of law :
From and after May 1, 1908, it shall be unlawful for any railroad com
pany to transport from any state, territory or the district of Columbia to any
other state, territory or the district of Columbia,- or to any foreign country,
any article or commodity other than timber and the manufactured products
thereof, manufactured, mined or produced by it or under its authority, or
which it may own in whole or in part, or in which it may have any interest,
direct or indirect, except such articles or commodities as may be necessary
and intended for its use in the conduct of its business as a common carrier.
That is a very sweeping provision. It forbids a railroad to
carry the products of any industrial enterprise in which^ it holds an
Interest. If, for instance, the Southern Pacific owns stock in the 1
Associated oil company the penalties for carrying the oil of that
corporation might pile up to millions at the rate of $5,000 for each
offense. The interstate commerce commission has been looking
into these matters and finds that the railroads* have taken no steps
to comply with the law and if congress cannot be^prevailed on to
extend the time a very serious situation 1 for such railroads must
result. . ;
WHERE TAFT'S STRENGTH LIES
THE moral consequences of Taft's victory in.Ohio are quite i as
important as the material represented in ' .possession"! of 'the dele
gation. A. man who wins a decisive victory after a hard fight
much more commends himself to the onlookers than he. whose
success comes to him easily and as matter of favor. That is- the
weakness of the favorite sons. It is no argument of fitness that a
man was born here or therejand'the.outsider is inclined to scoff, when
claims of birthright are advanced as cause^ -why a whole common
wealth should accept without question the fortunate candidate. In
one sense Taft may be called a favorite son of Ohio, but he wiiis
the delegation decisively on other grounds and after a. hard fight
with a keen, shifty and powerful politician such as Forakcr has
EDITORIAL PAGE
Sanitary Conditions Must Be Improved and Rats
Exterminated Immediately, Says Dr. Blue
Federal Plaque Expert Calls on All Citizens to Aid
The immediate improvement of sanitary
conditions in San Francisco is: imperative.
The federal public health service officials
arc not alarmists, and the expert disease
figh ters assigned to duty in San Francisco
feel it their duty not to alarm the people s of
this city or of the country, but for the bene
fit of this community and the country gene
rally a campaign of education and sanita
tion is compulsory.
There have been two cases of bubonic
plague in the last 48 day's in San Francisco.
I am exceedingly glad that there have been
no more and I hope there will be no addi
tional cases.
But the danger is not over by, any means.
Ifis absolutely essential that rats shall be
exterminated. We find that of the rats ex
amined during the past week one arid three
tenths per cent are infected., It is our effort
and it must be the effort pf every individual
and every interest in San Francisco to ut
terly obliterate that, infection among rats,
which can only be accomplished by annihil
ating the rats themselves.
I am pleased to state that with the as
sistance of the citizens' health committee
and the local board of health the federal
service has increased the rat catch in the
last two weeks very materially.
GOOD RESULTS 'OBTAINED
The campaign of education adopted by
the businessmen and the working people is
bearing good results, and it seems to me
now that the one important educational
thing to be done is to arouse the house
holders to the danger that they create by
permitting food to be left in uncovered gar
bage cans or scattered about their premises.
; In this war upon the rodents it has been
necessary to employ many men, and I feel
it proper for me to say a word to the public
about this force.;
These men engaged in rat catching and
sanitary cleansing are divided into groups
and they work in defined districts; each
group of men is in charge of a foreman. This
foreman is the man invested with legal
authority, and the men generally are not so
vested with any police 'poWer. The fore
men . have been provided \\yith proper
badges; the men under them have no
badges. The foremen are veterans in this
work and are men of reliability and expe
rience. :\u25a0;';\u25a0;
When a man connected with, the health
service comes to your door, if you are not
satisfied with his appearance make him pro
duce his foreman. Under no circumstances
permit any of these men to go unaccompa
nied through your house. It is against our
rules for any of our men to \mter a house
during the absence of the occupants, and it
is also against our rules for any of our men
to go alone into any building— he must be
accompanied by some one connected with
*tlie premises.
In the event of any misunderstanding
send for the foreman, who will be in the
block with the men who are catching rats
and cleaning up..
so often proved himself to be. , So far as Ohio is concerned, Taft's
victory almost amounts to a political revolution, because it practically
drives into retirement Senator Foraker, who has £6r nearly 40 years
dominated, the politics of the state. Enemies of Taft say that ;he is
not his own man— that Roosevelt' made and molded him. The people
of Ohio among.whom Tafthas grown up know him better and they
showed wliat they thought by their votes. No second 1 hand candi
date could Avin such , a sweeping; victory in the face 6f : a .strenuous
and skillful opposition. For these reasons' we believe that the Ohio
restirf will have important influence on the sentiment of the. country.
\u2666.The conclusion does not follow that Taft is a certain winner,'
but one thing is assured— -that it will: be Taft against the field. * The I
field: is comprised of very.- incongruous. elements, but that seems no!
obstacle to coaHtion in .politics. It is not impossible Vthat Aye may
see the supporters of La Follette and Fairbanks making common
cause ito beat Taft. Nor ; should we be ; surprised to see -the . HugHes
men in the same -boat with ijoe Cannon's delegation from Illinois.
the- only one of the.so called favorite sons who. has de
veloped any strength' outside of his own state. New England will
send uninstructed •delegations., but 'most of them rwill, go, to Hughes
at,' the ; starts. But; the ;New England vote is " comparatively small.'
Taft/ is overwhelmingly : the'. fe^
the Pacific coast:' He will have the vote of California unless Mr.
Herrin is permitted to name, the delegation. y - Harriman will move
heaven and 'earth to beat Taft. .
Upjn Nevada it's one thing to own
a mine and ' another^to be able to hold
it : against \u25a0 interlopers. »
The Thaws vihayel evidently con
cluded • that to : keep Harry • in* the i asy
lum: will : saye not only money but a
wholellot of worry.v.
'-/ f A .window: washer; who (acknowl
edges, drinking a} gallon orj soTof^beer
da i 1 y .;: j urn pc d ; from" 1 a . second st o ry
.window.-: saying c that'; the "spirit jrrioved
hInL-.No 'doubt of it. " \/-r ,- \ '"/\u25a0'
Dr. Rupert Blue
of the United States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service
NOTE AND COMMENT
A Virginia bank: cashier . named
Butt; has been fsentv to ; jail for three
years. \. ;\u25a0 Evidently .into- ihe
wrong business! ' ..'^^^^MSSBtM
The result of Supervisor SnjHyan's
probing|:leads! 'tq!;lthe};suspic]ou*;that
Fas :'meter.s'learn r their-: tricks 'from the
official of the companies. v ;^^
_ . :Pardee .had- luncheon -with ; the-.pres
ident;;while i Gillett:-has.beeiUaTdinner
s^.u^'^jiusTas^Jthe;/*gra^dati6ns 'he-!
Jyy?Sn-;anp"ex''t-and; a^'^ncny"jjdejfiriod.'
:- ',':\u25a0 \u25a0. - - ;\u25a0; I
If any subordinate is denied admission
to a house or building he must report to his
foreman,- who will ;endeavor to adjust the
difficulty. There is a distinction between
inspectors and employes. Many of the in
spectors are- physicians. "
PUBLIC SHOULD NOT HINDER
Let the public -understand that badges
are not issued indiscriminately to a large
number of men. Our new men are assigned
to duty under the experts who have been in
the field since last September. It is pur
posed to train these men in sanitary work,
and we ask the public to put no absurd or
unnecessary difficulties in the way of these
men.
In a few days three new sanitary dis
tricts will be organized and placed in .charge
of federal inspectors. These districts are to
be located in Butchertown, the Sunset dis
trict and. the Richmond district. Headquar
ters will be established and the corps as
signed to these districts / will be directed
from the main office, 401 Fillmore street.
House holders and others who under
take to exterminate rats must be careful in
the use of poisons, i
Do not leave poisoned food or any rat
exterminator in* accessible places. The .fed
eral employes place all poisons in the rat
holes or in hidden places where a child or a
domestic pet cannot reach them. \u25a0
STARVE OUT THE RATS
Results in this campaign for health de
pend largely upon the house holders of this
city. Do not leave meat, bones or scraps of
food where rats can get at it. Provide a
tight garbage can, into which throw all the
; household refuse. Keep the cover on the
garbage can.
The citizens' health committee has ap
parently reached everybody in the city ex
cept possibly the housemaids and cooks'" and
many of the housewives themselves. The
campaign to starve the ;.rat % must start and
finish in the kitchen of your house.
Soiled clothes are a particular menace.
Get rid of all the old rags about your house
and keep soiled linen in rat proof receptacles.
I repeat I am not an alarmist and I do
not issue this to frighten people. lam an
officer of the federal government and I will
be compelled in the discharge of my duty
to make a report on the sanitary, conditions
here, which report ; will go' to Dr. Stokes
and to the chief surgeon of the Pacific fleet
and also to the authorities at Washington.
I shall be compelled to give the govern
ment and the naval surgeons the exact
facts concerning sanitary conditions in San
Francisco. y
I am now very hopeful that my -report
will be entirely pleasing to the people, of
this- city and that nothing will prevent the
landing of Admiral Evans' men. I can
only add that much ., depends upon the peo
ple: themselves; they must clean up : aiid
put the city in a thoroughly sanitary con
dition.
t 1732— Washington's Birth- \
day— -1908 .-; j
The Father of his Country Is the hero
of : my hunch, , :• .
He , was lightning with his footwork
and was eager with his punch; .
He showed he had the winning class,
he made the talent stare
When; he brought his right down hard
and-'qulck across the Delaware.
He made his first engagement -with a
little cherry tree; \; . \~
It took the count. "This ain't," he said,
••'.-'" -'-'<\u25a0• "therneat for. such as me." '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-
And when the sporting writers asked
V, of him about the game; . j
"I 'did! it with a 'hatchet, sir; my mitts j
are not to blame."
In 'those strange days the .-. British
'thought they had the men of
might; \u25a0
(Before the time of Gunner Moir and
little. Jabez ; White);
But George; was most ambitious and
! -he stood on' Bunker, hill
; And \u25a0 challenged all tne Britons 'to -.the
':'\u25a0 finish'sort of •mill.
The" British had the backing and th*
<^l ; \u25a0 British had the coin,'
: They had the nifty training 1 'campsi
\u25a0 they fed on juicy. loin; r ; ' !
But they couldn't take the punishment I
'/ . that fattened little George, j
Who strained for fights on snowballs in
his camp at Valley Forger
George stood 'em off for eight . good
rounds, ; and every round a. year;
He, won; upon a knockout that was"
' awful good to hear.
But^ when ."; he was .the champion I can't
• .;'-.;.;\u25a0; see. what 'f he* meant
By passing /up the flg:hting, game -to
;';be>a president! ; ; "aV;L.^P.- : ;
FEBRUARY 22; 1908
THE INSIDER
Sees an Easterner in Chinatown order sample
of a typical oriental drink and the grinning
yellow waiter uncork a bottle of champagne
, f ipOR east is east, and west is west,
r~* And never the two shall meet."
\u25a0\u25a0*\u25a0 So says Kipling. Nevertheless, in
defiance of this edict. Occident and orient have met right here in San Francisco
in a way that has proved highly disappointing to one eastern man at least. He
was staying at the St. Francis for a few days and he had made up his mind
that he wanted to do Chinatown thoroughly. No surface views, no glancing
"at places' and things and queer, yellow faced Chinese for him. "^b." he
said to the San Francisco man who was showing him the sights, "I want
to do the place thon^jghly. I want to dive dttp into the wonders, to bathe
myself in orientalism as it were; to feel myself lapped in the sensuous charm
of that far eastern land; to partake *of birds' nests, dried crawfishs' legs,
fricasseed toads and all that, sort of thing."
"All right," said the San Franciscan. "I'll d.o what I can."
The friend took the eastern man to a Chinese restaurant. The outsid
looked promising. There were the softly swaying lanterns, the pig tailed,
blue bloused figures, harsh strains from the various squeaky instrument, and
in the distance the clink of coin in the fantan games. The man from the
east was delighted. They entered a joss house where incense burned dally
before the gigantic, shadowy image of the Buddha before which the
Chinese were prostrating themselves with oriental ardor, jabbering meanwhile
in a jargon which lent the last touch of orientalism to the delighted-ears of
the eastern .man.
Finally the restaurant was sought, where the stomach might be aston
ished if not regaled. They went into an outer room. Seated at an elegantly
carved table of teakwood, where low stools of the same beautiful and ex
pensive wood served as seats, they waited for the expected delicacies. The
man from the east was pleased, bat a trifle uncertain. He had wanted to
squat on the floor in true Chinese style, eat rice with chopsticks, tear shark's
fins apart with his fingers and perform a few other gastronomic feats in which
he knew that the Chinese excelled. They waited.
"Something to drink?" suggested the friend. "All right. Here.. John.
Bring something to drink; anything you haye — what you bring everybody
else. You sabe?"
The Chinese smiled blandly and disappeared. Aji instant elapsed.
Then he reappeared, bearing carefully a bucket in which reposed, chilled
to just the right temperature, a long necked bottle of somebody' 3 dryeat and
a box of the best brand of American cigars. The man from the east took
one look. Then he and his friend rose, and as if actuated by a common
spring moved toward the door. All that was heard from the eastern, man
was a long drawn murmur of "Well, I'll be ," as he was swallowed up
by the night.
Jolly Water With
ChopSuey Too Much
-\u25a0 jB-ISS MARGARET HYDE-SMITH
[V /I and Harold Dilllngham will be
I ¥ I marrled Monday evening In the
\u25a0*" *\u25a0 Hyde-Smith home in Flllmore
street near Pacific avenue. This
promises to be one of the prettiest
weddings of the season, although not a
very large one, as the invitations have
been limited to 100. Tht» wedding
gown will be of exquisite white chif
fon satin, trimmed with rich lace, and
Miss Gertrude Hyde-Smith, who is to
be her, sister's maid of honor, will also
wear white. Miss Julia Langhorne,
Miss Marian Newhall. Miss Helene
Irwln and Miss Mary Keeney, the
bridesmaids, will be gowned in pink
messaline frocks. As It is- to be a
house wedding, x no ushers will be
needed, but Walter Dilllngham will at
tend his brother as best man. Arch
bishop Rlordan. whose original plan
was to return to California in January,
was to have been the officiating clergy
man, but In l\is absence Bishop da
Silva will perform the ceremony. An
elaborate supper will be served, after
which Mr. Dlllingham and his bride
will leave for the south. They ' will
spend 10 days in southern California
before sailing for their Honolulu home.
A few of society's most energetic
maids have formed a sewing class,
which meets every week In the vari
ous homes of the members. Some of
those Interested are Miss Erna Her
mann, . Miss Alyssee Sullivan, Miss
Helen .Elizabeth Bates, Miss Jean
Moraghan, Miss Helen Sullivan, Miss
Sheridan and Miss Grace Sheridan.
: Miss Anita Meyer was hostess at a
large bridge party Friday, which was
given In her home In Pacific avenue.
Among the guests were Mrs. "William
Thomas Lemman, Miss Persis Coleman,
Mrs.. Aylett Cotton, Mrs. Andrew
Welch, Mrs. John Lewis, Miss Lupita
Borel, Mrs. Louis Bovet, Mrs. Charles
Harley. Miss Jeanetto Wright, Miss
Betty, Angus. Miss Anita Davis, Miss
Marian Wright and Miss Johanna Volk
man. -
Mrs. Linda Bryan will give a large
card party Monday afternoon in honor
of Mrs. Edgar C. Bradley.
San Rafael's smart set will be repre
sented, at the large reception to be
given tonight in the" popular little
town in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Hind, whose marriage took place a few
weeks ago. Mrs. Jlind was Miss
Eleanor Estill Jones.- v>
James Cameron has returned to San
Francisco after nearly "a. year In the
northern part of the state.
'*\u25a0' Mrs.-. George .Nickel is In town for a
brief visit, having come up from the
southern : M.rt» of the state, where she
has made ner . home- for several months.
: Mrs. Dlxwell Hewitt and Miss Marian
Huntington will leave. town at the end
of -the week to .spend several . days at
one of the southern hotels.
Miss Agnes Tobln has returned to the
Fairmont hotel after a visit, at San
Mateo. ;
Mrs. Peter McO. Mcßean gave a
luncheon ' yesterday/ In: honor of Miss
•Margaret .and 'Miss Marian Xewhall.
The other guests were 10" of the girls
'who, have . been so constantly enter
tained this winter and who are this and
last "\u25a0 year's < dt'butan tes.
~jl -Mrs. Robert Xuttall will give a
bridge \u25a0" party this, afternoon to a score
of society's prominent matrons. «BB
: This evening Miss Lucy . Bancroft
will entertain "some of, the maids and
Conditions in California
Tk« California Promotion committee wired .to its eastern Vureaa jMtercUy ts follotrs:
California temperatures for the last 21 hours:
Enreka... .. Minimum/ 40 Maximum 63
\u25a0' Sasj Trancisoo '. .*....... 1 :.;..... ...Minimum... .. . 48 Maxunum ...... 60
San Diec0 :.: :...'.'..;.......:....:... .Minimum;..... 43 Maximum .53
San ; Francisco building permit applications for the week (flvs days) «ndinj at aoon
Ttbruary 81: . :
-Permanent .:.. 97 Valu«,\. $503,390
-\u0084.A lterations ....... ....... 52 Value '\u0084 20.153 '
Tehama \u25a0 county ' ii preparin?' to 'take adraata^e of its facilities in its larj* supply ot
•water/. * A compAny is icing fenced to iiVisata . 20.000 " acres of lacd. E'.sctrtc avwve
r will "also be " deTeloped for u»e throus^out ~ to« Sacramento Talley. '"
'^, Four concrete floors are completed and two • stories' are completed on the exterior of
States custom house at .W ashington land Battery strsetv San rraaoisco. ., *
class ; A firucture co7erin» an entire block. The faein» is of graaite. Th« east of th«
building approximates' 11,300,000. .
The Smart Set
men of the younger set at bridge. A
supper wlirte served late in the even
ing.
Mrs. Eleanor Martin will give a larg«
dinner this evening in honor of Mlm
Margaret Hyde-Smith and Harold Dill-
Ingham. All the bridal party will be
among Mrs. Martin's guests, and th*
decorations, name cards and souvenirs
will suggest the approaching event.
• • • •
The social set of the army and navy
divided honors last night when at both
the Presidio and Mare island there
were large dances. The latter was a
fancy dress affair and attended by
many of the city's maids and men. Th»
Presidio- dance was the largest that
has been given in the pretty rooms of
the Officers' club for several months.
The last meeting of the Skatin?
club will take place Monday evening
and is to be a fancy dress affair. Many
odd and pretty costumes are planner!
for the event, which will be attended
by 200 of society's young people. The
unmasking and grand march will take
place at 10 o'clock. The Skating club
has had an exceptionally successful
season, and all of ita members hop«
that Mrs. White will be here to taka
part In its revival next year.
Japanese Fiscal Budget
Consul General Henry B. Miller for
wards an extract from a Japanese
newspaper reviewing the retrench
ment plan of the Tokyo government
for the fiscal year 1903-9. It states In
part:
As to the postponement "of public
works. It will affect all departments of
state for six consecutive years., and tha
»urn to be thus annually economized is
about J60.000.000 gold. Military enter
prises are to be postponed in the next
fiscal year to the extent of about $10,
000,000. and naval enterprises to the
extent of about 12.500.000. The minis
try of communications had to withdraw
new demands totaling $2,500,000 and
also to postpone proposed enterprises
to the extent of $2,500,000. Taken- with
the postponement of proposed work*
by other departments, the sum to be
thus economized In tha next fiscal yea?
Is from 515.500.000 to 519,000.000.
The postponement of naval works In
the next fiscal year Is only $2.500,00<».
but according to program It will reach
$26,500,000 In six consecutive years. In
cluding about $5,000,000 in the fiscal
year after next.
Instead of increased taxation belns
Instituted In 1903 it is to be fnstituted
from the beginning of the fiscal year
190 S. or next April. As foreshadowed.
the duties on sake, sugar and tobacco
are to be" increased and that on petro
leum to be inaugurated. The Increase
on the sake brewery rat© by $1.50 per
koku 119.7 gallons) Is expected to yield
about $2,500,000 next fiscal year; that in
the.sujrar consumption duty by 50 per
cent, about $1,350,000; that In the to
bacco monopoly price of 20 per cent.
$5,500,000, and that by the inauguration
of the petroleum consumption duty, at
50 centra per koku. $750,000. These ex
pected Increases aggregate a .total of
$10,100,000 for this next nseal year
1908-9. v but In' view. of the following
year 1909-10, allowing of the imposition
of the sake and sugar taxes for the
whole year,* the results of the Increased
taxation from "the latter year are ex
pected to reach the sum of about $15,
000.000. ..
fWlth over $10,000,000 to b« obtained
In the next. fiscal year from Increased
taxation, together with $23.00Q,0t>0 tf>
be economized through the postpone
ment ofepublle enterprises, there should
be a new resource in the next esti
mates of the finance ministry promis
ing to the extent of nearly $40,000,000.

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