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WEDNESDAY
The San Francisco Call
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T T would be unkind, heartless and. worst of all, a confession of
I old fogyism to cast a damper on the young enthusiasm of /a
world gone aviation mad. Xo such ungenerous or case hard
ened qualities find shelter under the roof of
The Call, whose hospitable columns 'bear
testimony in many languages to the daring
of M. Paulhan.
Vet there are limitations on the human
bird — biped without feathers— in his present
stage of evolution, and it seems as if our winter climate had found
<»nc of the weak places. The gusty southeaster, that sweeps and
v. hizzes and twists in shrewd cross currents among our* hollow
hills and canyons, makes bad sledding for the artificial bird, where a
canvasback comes whistling .down the wind in all the confidence
of an eighty mile an hour gait. The flying machine still lfccks the
compactness and the confident~balance of the reaLbird. The aviator
must order his weather in advance. . '
The Engineering Magazine, in. its December number: discusses
some of the apparent limitations of "man's conquest of the air" and
touches upon the practical uses of the aeroplane, thus : .
Let us compare the facts with known standards of transportation
already familiar. The vehicle in which one passenger made the aerial
journey and in which possibly two might have been carried,Jn over all
dimensions occupies nearly as much space as" a passenger coach.* Its
ivcight in proportion to the live load it can transport is several times
greater than that of a freight car. It needs as much room for safe
maneuvering as. a 1.000 ton ship. Its power plant is comparable with
that of a touring automobile capable of; equal speed, with six or eight
passengers, or of a motor truck carrying, comfortably, three tons.
, Atmospheric conditions under which it can navigate at all'occur scarcely;
toner than one day in five — perhaps, at a maximum, one day in three, j
in case of mishap (except in unusual environment), it-is more "helpless \u25a0
th.Mi a ship without searoom or anchorage. It is more fragile than a
»*irch bark canoe. | It is dependent for its life at every moment on a
mental aml.manual alertness of its operator comparable only to those of
an expert juggler. And in safety to 'its occupants, a comparison with
\u25a0the tight rope or the flying trapeze is perhaps ovcrfavorable to the
aeroplane. If it is to outclass the railway and the steamship, as one
enthusiast proclaimed, and supply the transportation of the future, it
niust advance a good deal in a good many directions.
It may be that these gloom}- speculations are overdrawn and
that some of the delects outlined are not essential to the machine
and will be eliminated by the progress of invention, but at present
it is clear that the aeroplane is a fine weather machine of very
limited carrying power. As a form of sport flying is a demonstrated
>ucces>. as a military appliance it has great potentialities, .but 11 as
a commercial proposition in the way of transportation it is «ot
Some
Limitations of
The Aeropfane
f
SOME useful light on the Ballinger controversy and the political
attitude of the secretary of the interior is furnished by the
Enjrineerincr News, the leading technical publication in its field,
which has followed with the intelligent interest
of a qualified expert Mr. Ballinger's course
in relation to the reclamation service.
Ballinger took office quite-persuaded that
everything done under the Roosevelt admin
istration was wrong and illegal besides*. His
mind was made up to change all that. The News describes some
of the consequences: .„
But were there other possible" reasons for this marvelous stickling
over the letter of the law? It is a fact that the. immediate effect of this
change in policy by Secretary Ballinger was to stop the work on a
reclamation project at Grand Junction, Colo. The lands to be reclaimed
at /that place arc enormously valuable when" water is applied, some of the
tracts selling: for two or three thousand dollars an acre. We are credibly
informed that after it was decided to carry out reclamation work" at this "
point on the co-operative plan a private irrigation! company concluded
that it could make good profits if the government would withdraw in .
its favor. The result. of Secretary Ballinger's ruling forbidding further
co-operative work was that the government did withdraw, to the- great
disappointment of the settlers, who had sought to have the^governmerit
cany out the project. - - ,
I To counteract the setback to the reclamation, work given by the
stoppage of co-operation* with 4he settlers, Secretary Ballinger is now
recommending a bond issue of $30,000,000 to supplement the reclamation
fund._ Before any such bond issue is made, however, /it ought , to be
definitely established what the policy of the reclamation service under
Secretary Ballinger is to be. If it is his policy to leave the profitable
locations to private companies and devote the government funds to, the
places that private capital will not touch, then ; there is "grave doubt
whether such bonds, if secured only on the revenues from the completed
works, would attract investors. And that doubt becomes still . more
serious in the absence of assurance that the high quality of engineering
work that has prevailed in the past is to obtain in: the future.
It would be a great misfortune Should the reclamation service
become the sport or instrument of politics. , Ballinger knows nothing
at; all- about^ engineering or irrigation, but as a politician he is
expert. If he had his , way the service would be converted into a
political tool. The Engineering News declares. 'that it has trust
worthy information that shortly after Ballinger's appointment , to
the interior department he decided to appoint a former state
paign committee chairman to a $3,000 position as an engineer , in
the reclamation service, and this regardjess of civil -service rules
"It is a charge that ouglit to be investigated by the joint Committee
of congress if that body, has any 'other serious intention than that
of preparing a coat of whitewash.. m \u25a0\u25a0-, r , '/
Politics ih the
Reclamation
Service
NO single cause has contributed so much to the general
prosperity and industrial growth of California as the- almost
sensational advance in the production of mineral oil. This
state has become the leading producer/ : of
petroleum in America, bp'thV in quantity/and
-value, > and it is a significant fact that the
local oil "interests have grown so powerful
and extensive that the Standard' oil trust,
witli its immense resources, • has failed^ *tq
secure a monopoly of the product.; The independent producers
oi the Bakersfield and Coalinga fields by co-operation with" tlie
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California s
Remarkable
Oil Productioh
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
Union oil company arc, fully able to* compete on equal terms with
the Standard. California appears >to be the only state of the union
in'Avhich the Standard has not. been i able to dictate terms.
The production of oil in California during the 'last year was
between 56.000.000 and 57,000.000 barrels and the value of th?
product at the well' mouth is estimated at;^31, 000,000, an increase
of $7,366,500 over the figures forihe year preceding. \ln fact, the
value- of. the California production was nearly- equal to that of
Oklahoma and Pennsylvania combined. \u25a0\u25a0..] : \u25a0/ .
The monthly tale "of dividends runs into hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, and consumption keeps steady pace with produc
tion. That means fair prices for, the oil and a corresponding
industrial growth in other fields that depend on cheap fuel for
their prosperity. Moreover, there is every reason to believe that
the exploitation of the California field Js only beginning. It takes
a^lot of money, to develop a field, .'because the big gushers come
from the lower levels, and it\ requires , skill and capital to bring
out the oil. New fields are constantly in prospect and exploration
and still there is a yast'extcjnt of territory asyet untested.
THE Seattle mind is much disturbed over the coming census:
There; is a half condealed dread that the vain imaginings and
wind blown surmises of the popular "directory census may
— have the stuffing knocked out of them by
actual count. The Post-Intelligencer prays
for "a thorough and intelligent count/ which
sounds fair,^ but scarcely represents the real
aspiration of a city that does not live by
i__\ bread alone, but finds a prosperous nutri
ment in wind. We read: T, . " '
Seattle occupies a position in the limelight of the world's stage that
is unusual. With her record of marvelous growth that seems incredible %
to other sections of Jhc country,' where some doubt^as to, , already
published estimates of her population exists, it will be desirable _i from hero:
own standpoint to get out of the census everything that is legitimately '
coming to her. She has won her. fight for a sufficient number of enu
merators, and now wants the job t done thoroughly and well. \u25a0':>'..'
It is important that Seattle shall lupfdisapopint the limelight,
and to that end something in the way <of a stiff -athletic gaining
is suggested for; the enumerators. In preparation for" the- census
Seattle has been busy annexing a considerable part of the state of
Washington to its confines. To quote some more:
In this part of the^state, particularly here and in Taconia, it. would be
well to have the physical capacity of the \u25a0 enumerator taken largely into
consideration, forthe topography of the'two cities and their great area
"are such as will make it hard work -for a person not in • the most robust-.
of health. Tt will also'insurc the .work being -done in record time. /
The people of Seattle "should do everything !n their power to assist
in getting a full count.of the city's population, for her citizens ha-vc made
claims which^must be more:than;'substantiated.- : - .
The coming census in. Seattle begins to take on the aspect
of a sporting event, combining the. pleasures of the chase with
the vicissitudes of a foot - race! One trusts . that the "savage
inhabitants of the. /.r emote fastnesses ; of the city will all be duly
corralled and brought to book. 5 Considering the difficulties enumer
ated by our contemporary, it might seem "difficult for the census
takers to make wages unless .they are' permitted to count the jack
rabbits and cpttontaiis, which form an important element of
Seattle's population; ' . V/V
In Training
For the
Census
IV TOBODY is'bragging about our climate this week. It may be
j :\J' all, right -for the ducks, but it has certain inconvenient qualities
*- ' fnr tKp hitman; bird.. Yet there are no apologies to make:
\u25a0 None of us .Vould exchange the prevailing
; humidity," borne on the wjngs of a • forty mile
wincl,'"for the bake ovens of San Bernardino,'
.which .has ;the \u25a0 \u25a0 audacity :-.to institute odious
comparisons. Somebody once remarked that
. the one thing; needed to make a paradise of
\ ban tSernarchno. was water, and the obvious reply, was that^trte
[same-tliing was v true of : hades/ •.:/\u25a0 ; , r . V ; ."
It^is the -merest eny}- that inspires the Sail Bernardino:; Sun
to remark:', '' 1 * .'"\u25a0 f _- 7, _'• " , _'-.-. ( \ %i
-.; -And in. .San Francisco, tor instance, is found ; the wettest, foggiest,
coldest, clammiest, windiest "part£of , the United States, which seems : to \
' . Ifeaflno relation .} to] eitHer' latitude or altitude, but i s , there in all the super-
Jative \de'grees because that's v theplace i f6r it: .;' ; : ' ./* . .
- Sah^Frailcisco, I ";; thank you. \u25a0\u25a0 is quite : satisfied with its climate
: and; would not change it for "anything ;under the -San Bernardino
sun,; where; the x horned toad, ;the sidewinder, and the unconquerable
cactus; luxuriate and hold: undisputed ; ? swa} r in a' vast contiguity
of "itrackless \u25a0/•sands": ;^courged/i';ls);: : 'desert winds . and baked 'to \ a turri:
AVlieri tlfe Santa ;Ana : :windp blows theVair^is; darkened witjv
the^driving v sand \blast. c ' and the" San •Bernardino Sun pales
ineffectual "fires;* '"• , •' • * ; \u25a0-. \u25a0\u0084 ': 7_ \- -, _, \u0084 .. \u25a0\u25a0-^;\
1 1 is - raining'; dollars in : ; San Francisco this • week, old ; Sol
Just a Word
To -
Old' Sol
Every th in g Too "High
Answers to Queries
! 55V\"AN SONG— J. S., City. Wh«t 111 meant by
! the f>wan ponft? \u25a0 \u25a0 . .^
i The ancients called the swan the bird
of/Apollo or of Orpheus and ascribed to
it remarkable \u25a0 powers, which it was
I supposed to exercise particularly when
/ts death approached. Poets have writ
ten on^ the supposition that this, was
truo, and one of these, Dr. G. DoSne,
wrote: • fg . -. '
! "What is that, mother?" 'The swan,
my love;
| He is floating down io his* native grove.
i Death darkens his/eyes and unplumes
! \his wlngrs.
Yet* the' sweetest song" Is the last he
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The'samf! idea in expresVed by" Kath
ryn-R./Brooks in "Best Selections" and
.1. G.Whittier in "American Anthology."
but investigation has proved that the
bird, while; it. hasTa soft, low,' plaintive
voice,' with but little variety, which Is
heard chiefly while moving: about with
its young, does not sing when it dies.'
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EATlXG— Subscriber. . City. In it adrjsable
to -,t«kp a : h<»arty m«il wb^n" laboring under a
state of-greot excitoment?
\u25a0A motllcal book says : , "Never sit. down
to a table with an anxious or disturbed
; mind; better intermit that.'meal; eating
under, such circumstances can only pro.-
I long and aggravate the condition "of
| things. Never sit down to a meal after
any, intense mental effort, for physical
and mental injury are inevitable."
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OPTION— E. I). T\*.. City. What is, meant bj
an option on real- estate? i
In real.estate. transactions an option
I Is a deposit of a certain sum of money
: by an intending purchaser who agrees
thatwithin a specified time he will -buy
the property or forfeit the deposit.
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SOLDIER— P. ' 1,, f.. Citj-. To whoni should
I . addmft a- letter ,«f- inquiry about a soldier
who filed, white in- tUc 'volunteer serrice during
the Sganlsh-Amerlcan war?
"Write, to ';tVe adjutant general of the
state in. which lie enlisted, giving name,
place of birth, a ge. branch of . the serv
ice in which lie servod. also the com
pany if known.*
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FIVE HUNDRED— F.^H.; City. Wail there
erer»a nilo in the game of five hundred In the
matter of bidding « hiirh as 10? -
In the early Srulos of the'prarne there
was the following: "XrKblrl can be made
for less than: six tricksr* If no one bids
six or /more : the: cards are 'bunched and
the deal passes to.the left."
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:? BURNISHING— T. C.: City.' Some time a C o
yon answered »* onrrespondent'i* question about
bluelne (tun barrels \u25a0 and ronrlnded with "by
then burnishing.? v V*hafpart of the procens is
that? _~ y : \ \u25a0 £ ,
Burnishing i« performed .with spe
cially prepared tools for particular uses
and consists; in; rubbing,-, for .the pur
pose of p'roduc.ing a smooth surface. 5^
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COUSIN iGERMAN— A.tS.V'OIty. " "Which chil
dren are known as cousin ifrerman? \u25a0 '
The children of^brothers. and sisters
are usually^ denominated first cousins or
cousins-german. In the" second genera
tion they are called second cousins. .- \u25a0
, HEAL ; ESTATE— E. D. W., City* -. Why do
capUalistß ; prefer; investing .in linprored rather
than^in unimproved real estate? r _^ .':
iln : : 6ne case .the' J investment, brings
immediate returns without.further"out
\u25a0lay- of capital and; the other- Is specu
lative."-- \u25a0' ••-:• . .r-' -.- •\u25a0 ..- \u25a0 -• " ; - r -- .'
'\u25a0\u25a0y:.'.Vj<: .:,V C --' "\u25a0*'"\u25a0 :*-.y: *-.y \u25a0'\u25a0 £':?\u25a0 .'•/\u25a0 -,
A. PLAY— M.' 8.. Turiock. -What steps must
be taken r in .order to. ; write a: play from a book
without'fear f>f_ getting Into trouble? «\u25a0<,"-.'"
: . , If ,^the book ,is copyrighted communi
cate with the author :of the book?and
i aski permission. - > , - N
BLEGTnO-CHEMISTRV —A. 6." P. City.'
Whatsis"; understood .by electro-chemigrry?*.. 3 \u25a0-'•;
'.: \lt.'ls^ that 'branch -^ofJ general: chemis
jtry 'that ;treals;wlth.tchem.lcalV changes
produced 7 or : causedlby- electrical?- 'en
ergy://. -. ..-':\u25a0\u25a0 ' •:\u25a0'* \u25a0. . '-.-. \u25a0 •••..; -. : ...- - * -\u25a0.
V^IVE PAULHAN
O. H. FERNBACH
I've '\u25a0:?; rubbered ' at V Paulhan.-? Pauline," 'i
.The^fiyest. man that "' : e'er -was A seen, ! >'
.The.leader^of ! the" upper tteri— vV'\ .'_\
The*airiest-of airship. men! •- -
He^dca'fly.JoVesj histlife; and yet"
•Heileaves >the : e'ar'tlilwithbut , \u25a0
Eaclifday, twitH elyf guarded '{store
Of'gasoiine^that' makes: him soar. -\
He 'jkjeps ) his -Head arid risks "lhisi'ncck;
No; fear, hisi lofty flight can "check— :
•But still/jtisfmudilof'his'rdelight
To"get : a- check^\vjtlr every; flight. \
So.:PauHne/.Kcre"s't6;Raulhali\<heahh;
Amlc vn^h, /him^^fog^ banks ) : full; "of
"wealth! ":-• * "^l
THE SMAR^SET
» i ISS BEKNICE WILSON, fiancee of
"\f\. -Robert; Schuman of -New York,
/_ V.has r ret"urned to this city with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W.
Wilson; and will be entertained ex
tensively during her visit to her old
home. Sir; and Mrs. Wilson are at^the
Palace, but Miss Wilson is- visiting
friends. in. Berkeley this week, 1 but will
return. for several complimentary af
fairs that are to.' be given 'later In the
molith in her honor. Robert Schurman
Is the' son of President and Mrs. Jacob
Gould Schurman of Cornell university.
-The engagement was announced a few
weeks ago ata dinner party given at
the home of Miss Wilson's sister. Mrs.
Claude H. Smith. \in Ithaca. N. T. The
date for, the wadding has not' been
mentioned, but in all probability it
will be celebrated this year.
-•Miss Marguerite Doe's luncheon yes
terday at the Fairmont for Miss, Agnes
Tillmann was one of, the most enjoy
able of the recent affairs in co.mpliment
to. the debutante, and among tljose : bid- (
den to meet Miss Tillmann were;
"MissOllre Wheeler . V Miss Kat* Peter^-jn
Mlsn \u25a0 Laura Baldwin ' Ml<» Florence rinff
Ml*» i Dorothy - Woods Mios Meta McMabou
Mis* I.urllae Matson * ' yv.fs Myra.Josselyn »
Ml «ti Anna Ulney Ml* F.lw do I've
Miss -Alice I>jc Mlw Ms Sonntaic
Miss Krna St. Goar MUR.Amnlla Slmpsoa
Miss.KUzabeth Wooils Miss Imrothy Baker
Mlsn Wilmot Holton
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The concert that will »be given Feb
ruary -24 by 'lvan Shedd Langstroth in
the colonlal^room at the Stl Francis is
one ; of th» 'dates that will be of social
Interest as well as of musical import
ance for the. next month. There is a
long list of patronesses for the occa
sion.'. Among those who will entertain
box. parties on that evening are: .
Mrs. FraneU Carolan iMr*. Homer S. Klnc
Mr«. Truxtnn Betle (Mrs. rtederick Kohl
Mm. Frederick TlllroaanjMr«. Jo»eph D. Fry
Mtu. li.: W. Newhull. Mrs. Eleanor MartlD
Mrs. Wakefleld Baiter Mr». Charles Frederick
Mr*. John Brloe ( BflWifr '-:-/: :
:. ,''.\u25a0.:• \u25a0 ' •- »- \u0084 .
Mrs. Frank Baldwin, who has been
at the Fairmont for several weeks, has^
been" entertained almost , every day at
luncheons and -teas that have been
given to celebrate her return to this
city after a long absence in the orient,
and the remaining day* of the month
have many dates of social, interest yet
in store for the popular visitor. Among
the events this week that will be of
particular moment to the friends of
Mrs. Baldwin Is the tea that will.be
given next Friday in her honor, when
Mrs. William Cluff will entertain for
20 or more guests in the laurel court
at the Fairmont.
• * *
- Miss Genevieve Harvey, who has been
in town for several days visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Martin, and
has been 'entertained informally dur
ing her stay, has gone to Burlingrame
for a brief stay with Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Cooper and the Walter Martins
before jreturning. to her. home at Del
Gossip of Railwaymen
THE companion story to the one
about the item in the freight
claim bill for feed to hobby horses
was sprung in the Union Pacific
offices; yesterday by a shipper who told
of the western movement of empty, re-,
f rfgerdtor cars. -'- - • -'\u25a0
\u25a0 "It was just' before the orange sea
son and every available- refrigerator
car . was being brought to California.
One of the cars was loaded with scrap
iron, and a busy freight agent, noticing:
that the car was loaded with freight,
put in several tons of ice.
"When the shipper received his ex
pense bill .he was surprised to find an
item of $25 charged for icing the car.
He complained and after several letters
were sent along the line "to find out
who -had placed the ice in the car it
was discovered to have been done at
a small station in Nevada by an agent
who noticed that the car was billed
'chilled steel."' ../v C-
Theblll fof, icing was never paid. 1
• * • -'
The special 'train of the Southern
Pacific for. the New Orleans Ma nil
Gras will be personally conducted by
Assistant General Passenger. Agent H.
R. Judah. '\u25a0 ' , '
. • ' , • • • ~
• Jacob P. Smith, for 35 years a con
ductor on the Bijr Four, has been pen
sioned, having given 53 years' coh- v
tinuous service to the company. It is
estimated .he has traveled 3,400,000
miles, . and though he has been in a
number of accidents he has always es
caped injury.
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The Santa Fe employes' magazine for
January contains a full account of the
banquet -.'given :by the citizens of. To
peka to. E. P. Ripley. president of the
road. • Iti also reproduces a photograph
-Of the loving cup presented- to : Ripley
upon'that occasion.
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'.E. E. Calvin will not. go east'until
February IS. This was announced yes
terday afternoon after Calvin had pre
pared for the trip and had his private
car parked for the Journey. Calvin has
prepared for -the trip to New .York sev
eral .times this year, but at the last
moment has received instructions to
postpone his departure. ~i .
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Material is being distributed along.
the narrow gauge line of- the Denver v
and Rio Grande between Montrose and
Sallda, preparatory to making the track
standard gauge. "'
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,-. C... W. Colby of the Erie left last
night for. Nevada.
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-. The Union' Pacific"- "shop plant at
Omaha" is to be Increased by the ad
dition of a larger mill "equipped with
wood working machinery. .
The Northern and Gulf railway has
been incorporated In New Mexico. It
willextend ffom RoswelltcTucumcari,
146 miles,' connecting at the latter place
with; the Rock Island, which is satd to
f ' The ,' Onialia /Western and Lincoln/
justv chartered in? South t Dakota, is to
extend: from;Oinaha to Hastings. 200
miles/ with 'a branch to.Llncoln, Neb.
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"I think the business in California
this "year in ; going to be very satisfac
tory. * : ;.''.We'; are"; doing- more' business
thereithan.we ever -did before," jwrites
.I.W;; Sebastian, .third 'vice/ president
of the-Rock:lsland lines. . He says fur
ther: V'lt: looks very 'much^to, me as ,if.
California ;had 'gotten squarely back on
"her .'.feet \u25a0 again' : in - : the minds < of •" the
public. .1 notice that "our';llne and
others ; have very greatly improved'and
added to , their , service— all ' of which n Is
a .very." strong indication .of , better
things 'for your,- state. I certainly "am
glad'-tOi see-itVand'^we^are boosting the
gametalong;in'ieyery; way, possible.
• .'/The'country deserves all it -gets and
people who go ; there : ; Ordinarily : app"ea r .
very ; well; satisfied wlth\ the benefits '
derived'from their | trip."" r
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Waiter— l guess"! done goin' to <iuit
January 26, iqio
Monte, where she will join her mother
Mrsf.J. -Downey Harvey. 4 \
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Clark havt
.returned to their home at >fenlo afte
passing -'several days in town at tht
Fairmont.
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. Mr. and M f r?l A. P. Redding have beer
at Del Monte for several days and hay»
been enjoying an outins on the go!
links, since they are both enthusiasts
over the game, and will remain for ax
•indefinite stay out of town. *
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Mrs. Richar/1. Derby has returne<
from Los Angeles after enjoying a vlsii
of -several days in the southern city
where she attended the aviation meet
- The bridge party and luncheon thai
Mrs. - Charles Belshaw will, give next
Monday dfternoon at the St. Francis i»
one of- the most delightful- affairs ir
prospect for probably half a hundred
guests, and will be Qiie of a series thai
the popular hostess is giving this sea
son durirfg her stay in town.
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Colonel and Mrs. C. K. Maud, wht
have been traveling in the east. ;rw«
turned to this city yesterday and ar*
at the St. Francis for a stay of severa:
day?, but will leave within the montr
for a visit to Monterey, where they WIS
be the guesta of General and Mrs. Johr
Darling. They will return, however
for the later season and will take a
house in town.
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank 11. Proctor, wh<?
are staying at the St. Francis for a fe-w
days, entertained yesterday at an rn
fortnal luncheon given for loss than »
dozen guests, and among others whe
entertained at . luncheon yesterday" at
the same place were Mr. and Mrs. iJaur
ence' Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Charles O
Lyraan and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Whit
ney, who had an their guests Mr.' am
Mrs. J. Parker, Whitney^
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The tea that -will be given tomorrow
at the McXab home in Broadway wl!
attnict almost 100 sruesta to that hos
pitable hjouse. when the hostess of the:
occasion will be Mrs. James McNab ant.
her daughter. Miss Christine McXah
while the compliroented guest will T>p
Miss Reid, who Is visiting here frorr
the east and has been the incentive tot
many pleasant affairs.
Henry S. May of Sacramento, .who
has been traveling in the orient' fv«F
several months, accompanied by hi?
daughter, Miss Marjorle May. will re
turn this week and will be met by Mrs.
May and his son* Albert, who are here
for a'visit, and will remain until after
the arrival of the travelers. Miss Mar
jorle May is' one of .the prettiest girl*
of -the younser set in Sacramento an<i
ha? many friends in this city, who will
entertain informally in her honor dur
ing- her brief stay her« with her
parents. •
dis heah job at de end ob de week.
Head Walter — "Why, what's wrong?
Waiter — Nuttin!. Only I'se-grot a job
as a Pullman pohtah.
'Head Waiter — O you millyunairel
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Santa Fe attorneys are preparing to
make an attack in the counts against
the provision in the Hepburn inter
state commerce law which makes the
initial carrier of a through shipment*
responsible* for freight lost or damaged
in transit, even though the lons may
occur during the handling of the
freight by a connecting line. The cases
decided against the Santa Fe involved
a shipment of fruit from California to
StC Eaul. Minn.', which was damaged
between Kansas City and St. Paul after
the shipment had been transferred to,
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.
The Santa Fe, which Issued the bill of
lading, vas made responsible to the "
shipper for the\loss. The indention of
the framers of the law was to place
the burden of collecting such damages
on the. initial carrier as being in a
better position than the shipper to
trace the loss and to place the respon
sibility. While the law permits- the
railroad issuing the- bill of lading to
recover the amount paid the shipper
from the connecting line on which the
loss. or. damage occurred, the Santa Fe
takes the position that the road re
jponsible^pr the damage Is the on«
which should be sued by the shipper.
C. IL Ackert, vice president and gan
eral manager of \he Southern railway
at , Washington, D. C. has been elected
vice president, in chare* of' operation,
of the 3^>ledo, St. Louis and Western,
the Chicago and Alton, the Minneapolis
and St. Louis a nil the lowa Central,
with office at Chicago.
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The .recent closing of a. contract by
the Chicago. Milwaukee and; Puget
Sound for an extension of 20 miles of
the Tacoma and Eastern is looked upon
in Portland railroad circles as th» first
move in the construction of • the St.
Paul line to that city. v
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The Spokane. Portland and Seattle,
has already made a profit. oVter ex
penses,-of more .than $500,000. accord-.
ing to -the report for the year ended
June 30. on file with the Washington l
railway commission*. The report shows
that at the' last annual meeting. Feb
ruary it had seven stock -holders. .
and that \u25a0 the . Great Northern .and
Northern Pacific own Its entire capital
stock of 124,000.000.- '
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, Cheyenne lat to be taken off the main
line of the Union Pacific, according to
advices from the east to the effect that <
survey plats have • been filed in th<»
Wyoming- land ofitce showfhg a new
cutoff, which will shorten the main line
to the coast fully 40 miles. The Union
Paclflc contemplates many Important
changes and improvements In its Wy
oming and Colorado territory, and.lt 1*
aroused.', it Is said, over rumors .that
the Rock Island ami the Frisco are to
invade that part; of the country. "It la
also said that the immense shops of the
company at Cheyenne are to be moved
to" Denver.
- The privale car Elfllda. was badly
damaged in a~ collision at Jlmlnez on
the f National lines of : Mexico Monday.
The Elflida is the property of John A.
Bunting, the millionaire oilman. wli«»
w-as.-atTone time a brakeman.<~and was ;
occupied* at 4he time by J amesL.. Flood. .;
who escaped injury in the collision.*"
.George C. Tolman of Sandusky. for
36 yejars traveling passenger agent of
the JJig Four, having attained ths ag-%
of TO, has been retired under the, rule*..
He began his career as a brxkeman In
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Construction is. now under way on a j \
, branch ."Vine-* 25 > miles ,t long by th«, Ore
gon Short IJne»xtendinfr from Vale, in
Malh«'iir>ount>vOre>vnorthw»«t to Rrr»-
jran. .The new line will «erv« a new ir
rigation district. .'.__'"

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