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'\u25a0"TMIE political situation in Washington lends itself to humor.
I The painstaking labor of the standpatters to persuade the
•*• world that they are the only accredited champions of the
Roosevelt policies, with the corollary that
none others can be trusted, is such an'inno
cent and alluring fairy tale that it must have
originated behind the looking glass. The
firm of Cannon & Aldrich is the only original
and genuine. All others are base im
postors. It is an amusing comedy and the effort to stuff the press
and obscure the facts which stick out like a sore thumb is not' the
least curious phase of a situation that approaches the grotesque.
The country is gravely requested to behold Aldrich and Cannon
and the whole crowd of reactionaries and attorneys in congress
for the "hog combine" — the country, we say, is invited to observe
the standpatters engaged in the patriotic labor of destroying the
water power trust, exacting stiff royalties for opal deposits from
the Guggenheims and making trouble generally with the Money
Devil. As Claude Melnotte remarked to Pauline, "How dost thou
like the picture?"
The further implication of the news with which the dispatches
are stuffed is that the progressives in congress, Cummins, Nelson,
Bristow and the rest, are fighting the conservation policies tooth
and nail and therefore Mr. Taft, we are asked to believe, is carry
ing a club for them. Moreover, they get no pie and be unwelcome
at the counter.
This, of course, accords with the highest conception of stand
pat statesmanship. It is a fearful threat that forebodes an iron
clad lid for the pork barrel and short rations of political pie. Con
fronted by that awful threat the progressives can do naught but
surrender at discretion.
Of course, the whole story is a ridiculous and silly invention
on its face. If Mr. Taft has any hope of putting in effect by legisla
tion his policies of conservation, the backbone of his support must
come from the progressives. The opposition will come from the
s!andpatters and the "hog combine" that seeks to exploit the
national resources for private gain and without compensation to
the real owners, who are the people of the United States.
That opposition will be assiduously disguised at every turn,
and these reports coming from Washington are part of the dis
guise. It is a new edition of the wolf pretending to be Little Red
Ridinghood's grandmother.
AH this may serve to amuse and beguile thevpassing moment.
It, is one more phase of the effort to read the progressives out 'of
the republican party/ but its only effect will be to make its 'pro
inoters look ridiculous.
The serious aspect of this ridiculous fairy talc lies in the
endeavor to identify Mr. Taft with Cannon and Aldrich. If the
thing were not so transparent it might do grave injury to the
president. ? f, \u25a0 "••' -I"o* ' '•'
Pit I C
'oliHcal rairx
1 ales From
Washington
ONE scarcely knows what congress proposes to accomplish
by the proposed inquiry into the high cost of living unless
it might be with the help of selected facts and figures to
diffuse a sense of universal contentment due
to the labors of congressmen who should
accordingly be returned to office at the next
election. A congressional committee with
power to send for persons and papers can
j collect as many opinions on this burning
topic as there are subpenas, but none of these excursions into the
dismal science of economics will buy a dozen of eggs at the corner
for much less than 50 or 60 cents according to the season.
In the way of unusual opinions on this important subject we
beg leave to adduce with some diffidence the useful working
hypothesis offered by Prof. Milton Whitney of the national depart
ment of agriculture. Professor Whitney asserts that "people are
eating far mere now than they did fifty years ago," while the
supply of food is not keeping step with our monstrous but healthy
appetites. We admit that this is a very discouraging view of the
•situation because it seems to demand so much harder work to
keep pace with our expensive hunger.
If the demands and the capacity of the national stomach are to
go on increasing at thig rate the popular conception of Uncle Sam
as a rather lean old gentleman must be rejected in favor of a
Kolb and Dill poster.
Eating
Altogether
Too Much
THE practice of making- newspaper headlines that belie the
text is a favorite device of the Chronicle. In Thursday's
paper one. finds a dispatch concerning the governor of New
York which is headed, "Hughes opposed to
the income tax/ In the dispatch: the gov
ernor's words are quoted thus :
' I am in favor of conferring on the federal
government the power to lay and collect such, :
a tax. I believe* that this power snould be held ,
by the*federal government, so as to properly
equip it with toe means of meeting national "exigencies. :-*\u25a0'.
But the power to tax incomes should not be granted. in such terms,
as to subject to federal taxation the .incomes derived 'from bonds issued
by the state. itself or those issued by municipal : governments. organized '•
under the state's authority. To place the borrowing capacity of the*
state and of- its governmental agencies at the mercy: of the : federal
taxing power would be an impairment of , the .essential rights of .the .
state, which, as its officers, we are bound to defend.
It is a strange policy that prints a falsehood and then exposes
it as such 'in the next line. Of course the Chronicle is opposed; to
the income tax in any shape, but that cause is not forwarded; by
transparent misrepresentation. But some people arc afflicted, with
a constitutional inability to tell the truth even to themselves.
Chronicle s
Unfortunate
Habit
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
GOOD LUCK TO BOTH
BARON UCHIDA, the new Japanese ambassador, comes with
instructions to hasten, if possible, the making of the new treaty
between his country and the United States. Among, other. things
Japan desires that, the existing treaty shall
•terminate one year earlier than the agree
ment specifies, but it seems quite unlikely
that this desire will be gratified. The am
. bassadors instructions are said to be:
First, to induce the United State's to agree to the termination of the
treaty on July 17, 1911. : . '
Second, to have the United States eliminate from the treaty the pro
vision under which this, goyernment ihay regulate the immigration of
Japanese laborers. , *
Third, to insist that Japanese subjects coming to. the United States
shall enjoy all the rights and privileges which arc extended to the sub
jects of the most, favored nation. .
Under the terms of the present treaty it does not expire, ac
cording to American construction, until July, 1912/ and it is
quite unlikely that the administration will be in any greater hurry
to deal with a difficult subject than the contract demands.
Incidentally it is urged that the California legislature, will be
in session in 1911, and Washington fears that the temper of this
body may accentuate the -difficulties' of a controversial negotiation.
It is hoped that a year's postponement of the dispute may ease off
It is an affair that calls for statesmanship, but this country
must not surrender the right to decide what classes of immigration
shall be considered undesirable.
No Hurry
About the
Treaty
T: HE decline of the hidebound spirit of partisanship is seen in
the general welcome with which people have received the :
nominations of General James F. Smith and Marion de Vries
to be- members of the new customs court.
General Smith and Mr. de Vries are, . like
Franklin K. Lane, Californians who have
made good in high official position in Wash
ington and in- the administration of some im
portant affairs. All three are ; democrats
holding high preferment by theigift of a republican president, whose
acts in this regard are received with the fullest approval by men
of all parties. Their i advancement has been fully earned.
The appointment of. General Smith is especially welcome to
San Francisco: He is one of ourselves, a product of California,
native to the soil, and whether. holding high command in the army
or in judicial or administrative office has made a distinguished
record in difficult circumstances. -His legal training and experi
ence on the JLjench make him a valuable accession to the constitu
tion of the new' court. ' ... • '\u25a0
. Mr. de Vries brings to his new office^ the useful experience
bf tariff administration V: gained while on the board of general
appraisers. It^is understood that he had a more considerable part
than any other man outside of congress in framing the new tariff
and was Senator Aldrich's right hand man in making, up the
schedules. }i that shall be considered not altogether to his credit
in tliat the tariff is not a fulfillment of Mr. Taft's promise of revi
sion-; downward, we may v reflect that :^Ir. de Vries ; was -in this
instance obeying orders in the performance of a ministerial duty
at the» bidding, of Aldrich. r ; ; . -
Appointments
Of Smith
Ahd De Vries
THE "threatened; litigation^ concerning the valuable Traherh
estate and inheritance *in :; San Joaquin county may serve 'to
illustrate' that -phase of : California j history which concerns that
; somewhat; nebulous relation known as 'the
"common Maw. marriage," which; at; one time
was. accepted as more or less legal and valid
in this state. By: that rule a - man was mar
ried if hei said so in a public;way;and main
tained conjugal with the :: common
law . wife. Of course, we doi not know that the real or supposed \u25a0 rriafr
•riageof the^elder /Trahernis alleged to be of this character, but liti
gation arising i from a similar foundation ) has been ; common enough
in this state." /The celebrated Sharon /case turned on allegation
that the requirements of a common law marriage had been 4ful
filled,: and the" litigation over the Hite ; ;estate sprang, from a\ like
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; /Naturally, tlie^courts suspicion
clainis of%tiUeU6;'property\based on s\ich uncertain relations; but
•that; has not . prevented them being; pressed in , court. : It .was Va
bad state ' of . affairs in every -. way : and the legislature put ah end : '^td
it by ; requiring 'that all ? marriages shall' be authenticatcd-by civil; or
ecclesiastical record. , .
Rutoncein aiSvhile. ajawsuitibased-on the old JconditiqnsA will
continue to crbpupjs^rlong as heirsarcfou
offspring of (one of ;thesc common law marriages!. .
Common Law
Marriages ih
Early California
SHOOTS DECOYS
;FOR WILD ;FOWL
Jules Clerfayt'sLittte Mishap
Leads Him to Go Hunting
:!\u25a0} WithVSearchlight • ..
HEREAFTER when Jules Clerfayt
-tkoes duck hunting he Avill carry
a. searchlight." •• . . •
The searchliKht is, an unusual
weapon with : which to hunt for mal
lards, but Jules confesses that it ,is a
necessity.' A few days ,'. ago he jour
neyed »to, the marshes down the penin
sula and after sitting.up all night wan
dered out to the niarshes and finally
located a flock of about 20 ducks.
"F.me shooting." .was the expression
that fell from Clerfayfs lips, and it was
fine; shooting for about 10 minutes un
til he discovered that he had "shot up
about 15 valuable decoys.
Clerfayt took another journey yester
dny % morning— a journey to an elec
tric \u25a0establishment, where he purchased
a pocket searchlight to be used to dis
tinguish real ducks from decoys.
The new general agent of the Haw
ley lines is to be J. A. Martin of the
lowa Central and of the Minneapolis
and St. Louis, according to a report
circulated along the "row" yesterday.
\u25a0 A. P. Stewart, district freight and
passenger agent, of the. Chicago and
Alton and" the Toledo, St. Louis and
Western, is to be general passenger
agent, according to the report. Mar
tin" has been general eastern agent of
the aforementioned roads for some
years past, and was at one time with
the Wabash at St/ Louis.
B. A. McAllaster, land commissioner
of the Southern Pacific, has been called
east to assist in the redemption of the
mortgage. bonds of the Central Pacific.
The Salt Lake route plans to run a
train through to Goldfleld today, going
from Los. Angeles to- Colton on the
Southern Pacific tracks, from Colton to
Daggett on the joint Santa Fe and Salt
Lake tracks*, and from Daggett to Gold
field via Las Vegas. The officials of
tho company. hope to have the lines to
Riverside and ; San Bernardino open for
business in a 'few" days.
The surveys for the proposed exten
sion of the Tonopah and Tidewater be
tween 'Goldfleld and Ely.Nev., has been
completed and proposals for bids for
work to be started at the Goldfleld end
will -soon be advertised. The branch
will run east from Cuprite. The appli
cation for a franchise near Ely has
been temporarily withdrawn. j
The double track steel bridge across
the Susquehanna ' river at Havre de
Grace, built by the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad company, was opened for traffic
yesterday. The bridge scoat more than
$2,000,000 and is over a mile long.
Charles H. Eckhart. who resigned
yesterday- as vice* president and gen
eral manager, of the Southern Railway,
will bbcome vice president and superin
tendent of. operation of the following
railroads: Chicago and Alton, Toledo,
St. Louis and Western, Minneapolis and
St. Louis. and the lowa Central, which
are 'known as the Hawiow railroads.
His headquarters win be in Chicago.
, The case of the associated jobbers of
Los Angeles against the Southern Pa
cific and Santa' Fe companies, alleging
discrimination in the . matter of the
rates over the Tehachapi, will be heard
by the railroad commission February
16. The regular monthly meeting of
the commission will be held January 11.
A special meeting * will be held at
Marysville, January 10.
The directors of the Cleveland, Cin
cinnati, Chic&go and St. Louis railroad
company, known as' the "Big Four"
road have . declared a semiannual
dividend of 2 .per cent on the common
stock. The last dividend on the
security, was in March, 1908, when a
dividend of 1 per cent was paid.
The railway commission of Texas' has
called on the railways In that state to
furnish accommodations , for > colored
passengers equal to those furnished to
white passengers. It is stated that the
commission has \u25a0 received a complaint
about the facilities afforded to • colored
passengers, which states that the "Jim
Crow" coaches aTe seldom through cars*,
though it costs as much to ride in them
as in the through cars- for whites. It
is alleged that compartments for col
ored people are often uncomfortable,
cold and not provided with water; that
lavatories: aro not .provided with soap
and water; that no reclining chairs are
ever provided and that it is very diffi
cult-for colored passengers to get any
thing, to eat en route. / :
Feminine "Terrors"
•: 'iho twentieth century woman brings
with her ah atmosphere of noise and
unrest, at least bo says the "Gentle
woman." : , Her expression is usually a
worried .one.;' She : is' careful: \u25a0 and
troubled i<{ aboutl" . many, things "— the
things'; that, do: hot - count. Her voice
is;, loud and", strident.^Repoae is re
movedfar from 'her. -
s v Yet : repose-^-not .that !• cowlike" rumi
nating ..* repose -which' 'ls l so irritating,
but"s the which J comes from -the
"peace of \u25a0 mind ." dearer- than " all"—
should ij characterize - all- \romeh. .Was
it not who said. that; one. of the
chief 'secrets of feminine charm, was
animation? x^ '-'-'i' \u25a0'"\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 -'\u25a0:. '• > . > iVr.'?
..\u25a0; He/was; right, v but '• he N did f not'- mean
the;ioudvVoiced, ; ihysterlcal, :, affected
inanities A, which I pass < for. , animation
nowadays. . • •! '"+\u25a0 '\u25a0
Women in the Hunt ing Field 5 1
Some generations ago there wasv a
strong prejudice against' women '".riding
tb.-hourids : at "all. j The 'appearance of a
•habit? inHhe huntingj field- at" one 'time,'
says "Black? and r* White," "'would . have
caused almost as ; much . sensation as an
up/.to'-dato; suffragette f.inj, the ballot
box today.: /Addlson; loathed 'the : idea of
VDianaV'j pacing^; to^-theVnieet.V .'\u25a0<? an d
Thomson,' the: poet, /earnestly tbesought
.I'the ' British^ fair" ;to ~\ remain; unsullied
by,; -"suchl-; horrid joy,"X,which": ' ihV, his
view, made them //roufrheir-td- the sense,
ahd;all .the,:winnlng;softneas;lose." c Yet
the day hasiJonj? sincfi;passed,when it
was \roally r considered outre; for a
woman'to hunt/ ":*'\u25a0: V/ \u0084 \u25a0'\u25a0- ;••\u25a0'\u25a0
Debutantes Dance At
Miss Bullard's Pary
Enjoyable Event at Which Host and Hostess
Celebrate Silver Wedding Anniversary
pVERY debutante had a delightful
I time at the dances yesterday and
*—"^ there were teas and other diver
sions that attracted the active votaries
of society In the afternoon.
The evening affair, of great social
Importance to the younger set, was the
dancing party for Miss Marie Bullard,
when the charming daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward D. Bullard made her
formal curtsy ._ to society.
While it was expected that the party
would be given by Mr. and Mrs. Bullard
as a matter of course, it was the sur
prise of the occasion that they shared
the affair by celebrating their silver
wedding anniversary. The, first inti
mation of the silver anniversary was
given In the decorations for the dance
at Century hall. The auditorium was
adorned with garlands of green inter
twined with silver tinsel and the silver
entered into every detail of the scheme
and was most elective. t
Mr. and Mrs. Bullard held a recep
tion on their own account in the early
hours of the evening, standing under a
canopy of greens and silver, while Mrs.
Bullard wore her wedding gown of
ivory satin and rose point lace. It was
a singular and pleasing feature of the
affair for the hostess that two of the
bridesmaids who attended her wedding
25 years ago in Philadelphia were pres
ent last evening to assist In receiving
her guests. '
Those who assisted in the pleasant
office -last evening were Mrs. J. L. Mc-
Farland and her sister, ,Mrs. Fred Tut
tle, of Berkeley. '
The debutante of the occasion, Miss
Marie Bullard. wore a gown of white
crepe de chine embellished with silver
trimming. Among the younger people
v?ho attended the dancing party were:
Miss Margaret Toetle- Misa UHlaa Wbitoer
tbwaite Misses Fennell
Miss Joy Wilson Miss Maud Wilson
Miss Kowena Wilson Allen McDonald
Miss Miriam Gibbons Loring Pickering
Miss Elva de Pae - Perry Evans
Misa Ila Sonntag Herbert Gould \u25a0
Miss Florence William* George 'Spencer
Miss Dorothy W<jod- • Sellia Woodworth
worth j William Goldsborovgte
Miss Mildred Whitney Charles Adams
Miss Suzanne Klrkpat- Gerald Balsey
rick Klnjsbury Parker
Miss Hhoda Niebling and her cousin.
Miss Freda Smith, both of whom are de
butantes this season, have been enter
tained extensively and the parties in
their honor continue to interest the
younger set. One of the most attractive
dates of the month has been reserved
by Miss Kathleen Farrell for the lunch
eon that; she will give next Monday,
January 10, in compliment to the two
glrlS. ;l~f^_
• :• : \u0084;,* ~ •
Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Bothin have
been enjoying a delightful trip in the
east and after passing the earlier sea
son at the St. Regis. New York, they
went to the Chateau Frontenac in
Quebec, where they remained until
after Christmas. They were accom
panied by Donald Ferguson of Los
Rear Admiral and Mrs.- Thomas H.
ANSWERS TO QUE PICS
COCKTAlL— Subscriber. City. How aid the
name "cocktail," used to designate tb» Ameri
can appetizer, originate? '\u25a0*.?'
It Is said that one of the Monte
zuma rulers, tiring of the various
kinds of liquors that were laid before
him, called for some new decoction.
One of 5 his fair subjects, named
Xochiti, said she would try to produce
something new. She made a.prepara
tion of the distilled juice of the cactus
plant, flavored It with certain Ingre
dients and presented it to the ruler, who
expressed himself well pleased wih it.
It was named Octel and was a favor
ite drink when Mexico was invaded by
the American army in 1846-47. Probably
the ' American soldiers mistook the
sound of the name and designated it
by the one that it is now popularly
known by.
INITIATIVE— Reader, Halrmoon Bay. What
la the initiattre, referendum and recall? \u25a0
In politics, the Initiative is the step
taken by the people 'to lay a proposi
tion before the authorities, to be acted
upon'by the voters; the referendum -Is
the act of the authorities in placing th«
proposition before the voters,. and the
recall is the right "of the voters, at an
election, to determine if an official who
is cither incompetent or does not per
form his duties satisfactorily shall be
turned out of offlce.'.^Stlfißßßro
MARTIAL LAW— W.. City. -What !• martial
Property, martial law is that military
rule which in time of war is conferred
by the laws of. war to persons and
things within the scope of active.mili
tary operations, and which for the time
suspends 'civil rights and the. remedies
founded on them, so far as may appear
necessary.' The ,term is loosely ap
plied-to military rule, in cases of riot
or serious' disturbance In a district to
which troops may be ordered.
DIAMOND MELTS— P., Island Bar. What de
gree of heat does It take to melt a diamond?
When * the^diamond ; Is in a receptacla
from which air is \u25a0 excluded : it will re
sist '2,786 degrees of heat Fahrenheit,
but when oxygen Is present the dia
mond will burn slowly at 1,873 degrees
Fahrenheit. At a - heat greater than
2,786 degrees, jrhere there Is ho air,
the diamond will; be converted into
graphite. '.. . • v "
- HOLDEN — Snbscrlber, Santa Clara. ' When and
what was the honor conferred some year* ago on
Edward 8. Holden, former director of- the Lick
observatory ?- : •.;-- --".:- ," :\u25a0 .- v>
.'; In ' November, -1898.. he received a di
ploma'and the decoration of Knight of
the Royal ! Order of Danebrog, f rom the
minister of ; foreign affairs of Denmark,
for . his services to science. - \u25a0
MAX OF _ DE3TIN V— Subscriber. City. Why
was Grover Cleveland called "the man ofdes
tinj'^7^eawmßMM«aaatf^B*Pfgß^|Eti
"That was a name applied : to him In
allusion to his rise from mayor of Buf
falo: and -an, unknown man. in 1831 to
president in ;1585.. . : . .'-:.,
.. 'CITIZENSHIP— H. 1 1.", Am I an American citi
zen ?- 1 came from . Holland to the United States
at the ' age of SO. -" My : father . became . a citizen
in due time. liws that atect mj cltlzenahlp in
any way? Must. l' make application for natural'
zattou papers? r , BBMfIHBQfI
• f If ; yourif ather \u25a0 became . : a citizen (be
fore you attained the apro of 21 and you
were at that time residing in'the United
States/; that .would \u25a0 make * you: a citizen.
If is you were more than 21, at 'the time
JANUARY 7; 1910
Stevens have been staying at the Fair
mont and have been delightfully en
, tertained by the service set during their
visit here. Among others who have
been visitors in town during the week
and have received various and pleasing
social attentions were Captain and Mrs.
• E. B. Underwood, Colonel and Mrs. M.
C. Dickens and Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Kin
delberger.
— •
Miss Eleanor Barry, the pretty
daughter of General and Mrs. Barry,
is being entertained not only by army
people, but has a wide circle of admir
ing friends outside the service set., She
has been the complimented guest at
two or three of the recent teas and will
be favored among the younger girls at
the later events of the month, although
the last tea in honor of the charming
army girl was given by Mrs. Edwin
Breyfogle at the Fairmont a day or two
ago. . '
• • *
Mrs. Frank Baldwin, who Is staying
at the Fairmont, has been tha incen
tive for several of the smaller parties
that are part of the social diversion of
the week, and the charming visitor
from Honolulu has been hostess at one
or two informal teas of recent date
since her arrival from the Islands.
given 1 only for her relatives and the
closer friends -of the family. Mrs.
Baldwin will be the complimented
guest this afternoon at a luncheon to
be given at the Fairmont,, when the
presiding hostess will be her mother,
Mrs. E. IL Kittredge.
• • •
Mrs. S. B. Livingston «f New Tork.
who has been visiting her brother,
A. J. Rich, for several weeks and who
passed the holidays in this city, will
leave in a few days for hfir borne in the
Mr. and Mrs. Xlaoul dv V*l, who was
Miss Beatrice Tobin, are receiving cor
dial greetings from their friends since
their arrival from Paris, and almost
every day Mrs. dv Val ba« been feted
informally at tea or JundMon given at
the Fairmont. Her visit, which will be <
extended over several weeks, after her
custom of other years, promises a par
ticularly pleasant time for her fri*nd3
In this city.
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Mrs. Allen Lewis,. who was a visitor
from Portland last season and was en
tertained during her stay here by Mrs.
Eleanor Martin and others.' is again a
guest of relatives in this city and trill
be- the incentive for several of the.
later affairs of the month. Mrs. Lewis
will pass some of tha time as the guest
of her sister, Mrs. William Hlnckley
Taylor. ; and will 'be entertained: in
Oakland as well as on this side- of the
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Mr. and Mrs. George Pope will enter- 11 * 1 "
tain at an elaborate dinner party, pre
ceding tha Patronesses* dance, .to be
given Friday evening, January U. at
the St. Francis, and there will be sev
eral other dinner parties of an in*
formal sort to celebrate the occasion.
he obtained his final papers yon will
have to follow the regular course to be-*
come a citizen.
NEW MEXICO— r. G.. Oakland. Who eaa
inform me about a eelebratloa held la La»
Veyas, Jf. M., about 33 years «so, oa which
occasion erery child bora on that day. In that
place, was presented a aD/rer spoon?
This does not appear la the accounts
of Las Vegas. Possibly some reader
of this department can aend the In
formation,
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AGRICUI.TURE— Subscriber. City. Where
can. I see a list of the axricnltnral papers of
California 1
In any of the newspaper advertising
agencies, the addresses of which are to
be found in the classified part of the
directory.
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SHIP— S.. City. Why Is a ship, taring a
mascnlln* name, called "she"? i
Why a ship is called "she" is a ques
tion that has been asked every" now
and then during the last 200 years, but
up to date no one has been able to
furnish a satisfactory answer.
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fITZSIMMOSS— L. M. C. Tnolnmn*. _ How
maay times did Bo» Fltwlmmon* fight la ttt-
Untted -State* befor* his fljht • witn Jack \u25a0
Dempsey ? Who wire his opponents?
Twice. His opponents were Billy
McCarthy in San Francisco and Arthur
Upham in New Orleans.
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810 JANEIRO— F. T. 8., City. Where can 1
obtain the particulars of the siaklnr of tfc
stesmer Bio de Janeiro In Saa rranclaco harbor
Id 1 jot ? _
Consult the flies of the daily papers
of February 22. 1901. et seq.. at the free
library In Hayes street near Franklin. -
LEPEES-Sabgcrtber. Tatteja Where can rte
ceir« reliable Information about the employment
of men for duty at tb# £o»«mment leper colon t
on Molokai Island, H. I. ?
By addressing a letter to the director
of the colony at that place.
TRAINING SCHOOL— Snb»erlber. BorkeW
To wham must I address a letter for birormattoo
about the naral training school oa Goat Island f
To The - Commandant, Yerba Buena
Island training school. San Francisco
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STANDARD— T.. Chlco. What Is understood
by "Standard coinage" ? . .
It Is the proportion of weights of i
fine metal and alloys established by au
thority.
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GAGE— S.: City. What was ,the combined
republican and, onion labor .vote for Henry t
Gage for. goternor of California la 1593?
One hundred and forty-eight thou
sand three : hundred and forty-five. :
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SAN MARTIN— X. Y. Z.. Suisun. To trhom '
should I write for general Information about
San Martin. Santa Clara county ?
. To the secretary of tha chamber of.
commerce, San Jose.
.FROST— C.'.Kapa.' What waa the date of the
preatest damage to th* grape crop la California
by frost! .Give year, month ami day. •
: There '] is no^ record .that will answer
that question. JJBBBsS
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EMMA NEVADA— TV. J. S.; grtacktoa. U
Emma -Nevada. "the 'singer, wife "of Pr - R>t
mood Palmer, still- UTtag? • •." * . J
, At Jasf accounts she wa'a l livin* i«
Paris, France. .
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* MILITARY 'ACADEMY— A. 3.. City. I» a^» '
appointee tath« military academy at West Point *
required. to pay a tuitkw fe»» -
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