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INDEX OF THE
WKI'.VKSOAV. rKBIIUAItr ?. 2?I0
Cfnl<?3 Witwjj «»i<2 to have cvcfcssetl to r*r
<..-.« .-.,-.!p«nT f»ro«5»l<»m fipuTvs b^yber j»rM-<* fi>r !
!"\u25a0 ;.• r" ll?.?et false release <ji% ft.'<ih) j
VrjA<>i.'f ».l*<irnvj- saj"*/-U*rjcs agaiuEt client J
•' >•'.£' k j»"'.! —•;:• |« iso!»j for rOvrssnizjitioD
it « »>ir-imix fife <sri»-j>it coßip*v. i»»c«- :: j
'•ri^.f »?rrj" •'I*** l*dii t»*j2u B&4J s"*' v^etl
"\u25a0r. &wl Mr*. PbilSp l!irleu«B u> celebrate \ ]
.'\u25a0; i-:. xiinivervarv <f w-<Wia;. I'aw 1 j i
< .\u25a0in.-':? y<ar'f fcJcijr»ti<>n . laoTHi^d in j
1 ns:.r»«. i» aßr j6j 6 ] ;
v. 1> •"a:l< t r •>: - '»:i<;> ;..-ij- j* pvik*? •^.•mrai?- i ]
t \u25a0'. .:•\u25a0)-.:••-- r< rn-tnj IltcpaL"-' Pae* 16 !
llwSfi- <-r Loccil Wiite dirMes jr<<t.i««t I
MajT S:nl»- 'j«i »-uj>r»Tn«> »-tnirt"W2ll not ap- \ •
j,r...r.- i-fiT t-n<ls In fri«-»<r.«- suit. Pace IS j
MilHvn «i<.!ltrs fjid for lease of Stc»cWl"n j 1
Kailr.,»o ummiwioa nuli-s TUtatk on In- j .
«-rr»t^d I'ulldjod rate?. I'asc 12 '
X :Vi-loy «-c>3n' ? |»rc«etce •.£ ;.-,.:-. sjtps her j
" '-ruaxi fc '-('dT3i»p4 Xroio fcust'and <3r*>^TDfc .
Arw^ 1 •! •• tor # ** r^j»cs rors^rj" trlaj £Dd r**ti:rij* j
Si <m »cnt-a-Ui:cu<l«jt ft\cre stcdj of city by
t'akiand ruaj" establish ootJoT tchool for weak
l.'^Rtti rf*^-'" l^.*" ?*jj-*^** f * -J j*3'jj*cr as txiaQ *ji cod~ •
\u25ba;<»"r«He T.-oaJrh. l'aje S I
Ksfti-ra tocicty matron to visit mother in !
AiTltodc cf par*"i;ts towcrd school trainiD^ of
cWWrea is .cored. fate »
> ••: \u25a0\u25a0•rite piT»>s briiliant reepptien at beauti
fully <sce«,Tat«-<l lodjc. face "J
Office of £umm«.T «ssi'.-a dean made pcrni*
zti-^i faulty icjsltion. Page 8
6\4 t'atacv h^ncl <-pi«*K* re«.all?d In trial of '
all* sod UiicC' PageU
Voted «stn»n'jincr to be wiiTcrßlty charter day
•\u25a0[•••*k»-r. I'asf a
ttaLUnd wife sues taloon keeper en ground
<*£ bat'iTLiiil iatemi>craiice. I'ajje B
iiitigcr Hermaoa"* case will ;o to the jury
\u25a0 •\u25a0>'.:\u25a0.'\u25a0: i>o!ie»suan *hot in Uu^l with robber !
w b'.!..- BwUas looter* of frdjbt car*. Pns« W
Kxpkelon xnjiirrj In Saou Ko«a - puzslo*
auiUcrltle^ ra S e 7
lxr-ptrial rallcj cctl'a crop will be heavy this
yi'ar, 1 7%sc T
Exptoeiun wrecks procpry and rcstaarant and
t-(jrlw»!y Jnjtire* two men. Page 4
N'irsfe'* sl'jrj* cnsne«he» doctor in pc»i?on
plot. Page 3
Increased «-o*t of food shown by hense eom
mittre** iurefitigrati<ni. I'ngr 7
National st-->sraphic society ti> fcuiJ expedition
i.i f outh pole \u25a0 Page 3
Jamos XV. Coffroth arrives Ircm London in
Icm tb»n )•> days. Pace 11
Rlr Icajrae magnates to bold specUl conTer
«-n«-e on Kling's case' Pace 11
lx!<2lc Smith is antnod referee for the Yrolpast
>( > o battle. Page 19
St«nford t« scad rowiflj creir to repatu on
I>»Ve ITs?binf:tui. Paaje 11
Kcntu'ky state association ejuzouncce raeiD?
<:»••+ fT ecasoo. Cage 1«
Tiive S^bts knorVed liy Di*trirt Attorney Bul
ltK* or San Matfu. I'aißrll
Bcxkrk; T«r»itr *tod'T}te will s-t»-e a short
I*ml card t^niglii- Page 10
BScfcard forced to admit Salt Ijifce i£heaie htm
fall«-c through. I'usc »..
• 'Jirr, n<^mar<»t-t and Cutler arrive for fcerp*s
_-.f l-illlard ejUWtioiui. I'ngc in
BIU Lt-ary tnakcv Howard Baker extend bim
y-\t in Vt round l-oul. I'aselO
O!yn>pk clol» mm plan annnal mld-srinter trip
lo tbe. Vowtnltc valk-y. t'aic« i~
Tui>n>»''* <"i>lts <!<"f«'3t licavicr Alias in basket
Ivatl c»"ic at St. Mary's. I'nsre JO
Ja;.*ncsc vinivcrsity ba«-ba!l Ufivrt nant
guroo, in America. face kti
C«»runit>!a ouiversity merkymen lead in scoring
io iutercollcgiate tb<.*U Page 11
New York racing schedule provides for 1&4
sn>\u25a0'-<-^^ivc days of |porL Pace IO
Pacific atlilctlc association to be reliered of
r*vpoc>ibility for amateur club.«. Page \\ '\u25a0
Mauy National l<?asupr» iwltcbed about oo
PreUttect Lyncb's approval. l'atje 1 1
Turses bociewbat redoocd for exteuMon of
rai-lDg beason at Emeryville. I'u^e lv |
ManoiiurU Ukes record sbipuient <>t raw. cot-
Barber* favor ordinance placing sLups under
!>c*rd of health roles. Pace?
"Valentine luncheon"' Is. clven by r>op«Ur
T'TOr/jf b'*twi. Pace 6
Cn'r* N«u« club holds Cual- daac-e of reason
at ite Z'alaca* Pace 16
In Those Coal Claims
FORMER MAYOR WHITE of Seattle, now a resident of Los
Angeles, was one of the inside operators concerned in the entry
of Alaskan coal claims, the Cunningham group and the Green
group, which includes Governor Gillett and Congressmen McKinlay
and McLachlan of California and Kinkaid of Nebraska. In Mr.AV'hitc's
view, these were purely innocent transactions, and no doubt he be
lieves that the support of McKinlay and McLachlan' for Dennett's
appointment as commissioner of the general land office was merely
a happy coincidence . enabling Dennett to forward coal claims to
patent. .That all these claims would have been patented long ago
had it not been for the inconvenient activity of Glavis. need not be
doubted in* view of the close relations between Dennett. Callinger,
and the claimants.
There was time enough. As Mr. White said in an interview,
primed in these columns. Governor Gillett "got his" in 1908, and the
mafrer of listing the claims for patent was in full progress at that
time. In fact, Ballinger stalled off Glavis from pressing the in
vestigation about that time in order to give him opportunity to solicit
campaign contributions from some of the claimants. Of two things
one must be true: Either Ballinger was selling Alaska coal lands
\u25a0for campaign money, or he was putting up a game of bunko on his
political friends in Seattle.
An attempt is made to represent these claims as a "legitimate
business transaction." and this view is presented in an interview with
Representative Kinkaid printed in the Boston Transcript, m which
I own one of the coal claims of 160 acres in Alaska. I bought this in
the fummcr of 1908 and as I was at that time in Nebraska I employed
Mr. Ballinger, now secretary of the interior, but then engaged in private
practice, to look after my interests. The matter was strictly a business
proposition and there was no impropriety about it
It is not a legitimate business transaction when government of
ficials, holding positions of great power and influence, are interested
in claims against the government of which they arc an important
part. It may be true that they have kept on thejfshcltered side of
the law, but they do not occupy the position of honorable men. It
is this fact that keeps them so busy making explanations.
Mr. White, by the way, intimates that if these claims had been
patented we. should now be getting our coal for $7 a ton instead of
paying Sls. Me would make the whole Pacific coast a partner in
this "perfectly legitimate business transaction."
IT was said once of an unprogrcssive town of great natural ad
vantages that what it most needed was a few first class funerals.
What the republican party needs at this time is a few first class
resignations. If Ballinger and Joe Cannon
would eliminate themselves with such grace
as they can compass, the party would be re
lieved of a heavy load. In New York, State
Senator Aljds has put the party in the same
fix. He is charged with taking bribes, and there arc loud calls for
his resignation: Like the rest, he will "never resign under fire,"
and his colleagues are preparing the whitewash bucket. In the
meantime, the party carries the load.
Joe Cannon declares angrily that it is all the fault of the wicked
newspapers. If it were not for them, the business of government
would be simple, and we need not dispute his conviction on this
point. But that is only a small part of the crimes of journalism as
seen by the speaker of the house. The old gentleman is fighting
mad. and in a speech last week before the Loyal Legion in -.Washing
ton he laid at the door of the newspapers every untoward affair that
has happened in America for half a century. Then he proceeded to
demonstrate that nobody ought to pay any attention to-thc news-
Tn our government avc touch the people every two years; when', the
entire house membership and a third of the senate arc elected, and every
four year? by the election of the president: It is right that there should
be two political parties. But<iri the party in power we arc, sure to find
some demagogues and timid souls that hear what seems thunder and
lightning-. There is a common saying that no one is so cowardly as a
member of congress except two members of congress. I have ? seen
something of this. When 1 was young I 'trembled when 1 received a
letter from a single constituent and when letters came from a hundred I
quailed. Yet this hue and cry about "hell to pay and no pitch hot" is
due to the yello\v/*nc\vspaper>. A very little bit of organization can
start a campaign of seemingly big proportions. Men sign petitions to get
rid of the men who seek them. 1 tell you. you can get up petitions to
congress at 5 cents a name. — C';
But. really, if, the newspapers arc so insignificant, there is the
less cause for Uncle Joe's manifest disturbance. The trouble is that
the press has been telling the truth about Cannon, and it hurts It
is something like the process of taking a pig to market with a rope
around his leg. There is a lot of kicking and squealing, but, in fine,
uncle is on his way. •
I First Class
T T seems as if the postofficc department might profitably take, some
I lessons from Canada, where there is a surplus, while we pile up a
* monstrous deficit for this service. Nor is the) difference due to
"inferior or more -expensive service, and the
result is accomplished in spite of the fact
that Canadian distances are great and sparsely
settled. A summary of a recent report' on the
j subject'gives these facts:
The recent report of Rudolphc Lemieux, postmaster general of
Canada, shows that with an increase in the mail carrying mileage of
1,312,073 mile?, with an increased expenditure of more than half a million
dollars, and with notable reductions in the postal rates, the department
has a. surplus for the year of $809,23/. *
. In Canada newspapers and magazines are carried at a quarter of the
rate charged here, namely, a qu'rtcr of a cent apouml.- There is also a 1
cent rate for drop letters in cities having a carrier system..
An attempt is made to put the blame for the deficit in the United
States on the excessive cost of carrying the magazines over long
distances, but Canada does this business at a quarter the price and
shows a profit on the total account.
Of course, the expense of rural free delivery explains a part of
the deficit, but the country is willing to' carry that burden. The
country is not willing that the railroads should be paid excessive
rates for carrying the mail. This is a phase of the matter of which
the congressional committees on the postal service arc busily and
conspicuous!}" fighting shy.
Makes a Surplus
THE Seattle Times resents the statement in, The Call that its
home city has annexed all out of doors in Washington for the
puqiose of swelling the forthcoming enumeration, and dues
"— not like the charge that if the enumerators of
population in the outlying fastnesses of Seattle
arc not permitted to count the jackrabbits arid
the cottontails these hard worked census
i_ takers will be unable to make a fair day's
\u2666vages at so much per heacl of population. The Times \u25a0that
Seattle's odious rival, Tacoma, is the real schemer in this field of
swelldom, and insists that its modest ambition is confined to a single
and singular suburb which strangely persists in its refusal to be
Tacoma, of course! At the Seattle exposition' the Tacoma
boosters erected a monster . sign bearing the legend -".You will like
Tacoma/' When strangers, impelled by curiosity, inquired what
that might mean, the convenient Seattler would reply with a shrug:
"A new breakfast food. We don't use it." Let Tacoma bear the
blame .if there is blame.' .
The Call hopes that Seattle will continue to prosper and multi
ply. It. is a great town, -and '-the Seattlers arc .a wonderful people.
Come and see us. We • take back the jackrabbits.
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
Great Sense of Isolation Is
; V Experienced by Taft in"
IRA E. BENNETT
I~* OH downrig-ht unsolaeed, unsolicit
"" e<7. unsung solitude, the presidency
°f the United States, according- to
tlie incumbent,-;, has the de?ert of Sa
nara^beaten to a dull moan In a dark,
Xo merry villagers prance through
his parlors. \u25a0 NoT.yiilage cutups caper
,on his lawn. No boyhood friends.hang
upon his neck. Nobody loves, him for
himself alone.: Nobody. '
"There is," says Taft, "a great sense
of isolation in the White. House, due
to the fact that nobody drops in. Ev
erybody who comes, comes by engage
ment, and you don't have that pleasant
surprise -which, comes from having
neighbors .drop in on you at, odd times'
and with the feeling that they have
the' right to come."
Lonesome sport, this being president.
Something to be shied at and shunned.
As Taft indicates, it's a habit that
should be broken; while the patient is
still young. Once a man's character is
formed, it is difficult to break oft the
presidential habit: ' .
Taft, however, has done a great serv
ice to the country in exploding the pop
ular fallacy concerning the presidency.
For years the schools have taught that
this office is the greatest gift at the
disposal of the people. Babies have
been crotyied to slumber with that idea*
Young men,* who otherwise . might de
velop into enterprising burglars or ef
ficient policemen, are lured on to col
lege with the idea that they will be
come eligible for the presidency.
Thousands of young men have been
led on to chop down cherry trees or to
split rails and infinitives in the hope
that they might become another George
Washington or. Abraham Lincoln. Taft
himself was led on by the popular de
lusion.\llis parents used to tell him
that outside of being a member of the
fire department of Cincinnati, for which
he had a particular affinity, there was
no job in fho United States quite so
important and sociable as the presi
As usual, it all came from falling
in with the wrong companions. If Bill
Taft had never met Teddy Roosevelt,
I this lonesome job would never have
I been thrust on. him. But, Bill wan
dered into the practice of law and be-,
came a circuit court judge. Then he
met Teddy, who was police commission
er, of New York. Teddy was lighting
th<> politicians and Kill advised him
how to administer political poison to
them and still kepp within the law.
i And Teddy, whose youthful ambition
! had been to fight Indians and then
I bwume, president, instead Became as
sistant secretary of the navy and then
went to a plain, ordinary war with a
bunch of Spaniards. And when ho
came back they made him governor of
New York. And on a .warm afternoon
they mad*" .him vice president. And
when-sl<" Kin ley died ho became presi
dent, just as his parents had always
Ami having fallen in .with Teddy,
Bill Taft was made secretary of war.
He made a good. secretary, while he
was about it. ..
"How would you like my job. Kill?"
said Theodore" one bright Thursday
"Don't know." said William, thought
fully. "I like tlie way the White House
is painted, and the porch looks as
th*ough it might be cool in summer; but
is it a nice, cheerful job?" .
"As nice as any in tiie country," re
"Iwiiffomc:" asked William.
"Holy smoke!" 'exclaimed Theodore;
"it's the most sociable tiling Tv? struck
in all my life. Why. you have a mass
meeting in your office every morning.
You arc li6lding a regular reception
all day long. The only chance 1 get to
write "my messages to congress is slid
ing down the..banisters to breakfast
every morning. Somebody dropping in
-every minute, and Archie Butt is a
family reunion all by himself."
"Well." said William, "I don't care
if 1 do."
And aftpr the little details of the
convention and campaign were ar
ranged and Bryan had gone through
the usual formality of announcing that
he would never run again, unless the
interests of his party demanded it.
Taft went to the White House with his
shaving set and steamer trunk:
Now ho is president, just as his
parents predicted he would be. X just
goes to show the fatality of. those pre
dictions. Nearly every young man who
gets to the White House can look back
and recall a prediction of this kind.
It illustrates how careful parents
should be about making such prognos
tications. They never Wiow _ what
blight they are bringing down on the
heads of their loved ones.
Lonesome \u25a0as Taft is. however, lie
does not consider the job wholly hope
less. At' si private banquet the 'other
night, for instance, he was 'much
cheered by- a' sociable wrangle with
Senator Tillman. It'was. at a-gather
ing of Philippine enthusiasts.
: "It is all very well to have these
gatherings," said Tillman. in substance,
"but what man .here is not ashamed of
the part lie has: played in taking and
holding those islands? Every one of
you ought to be ashamed." T
It was a direct challenge to Taft,
who spent several of his best years
straightening out affairs on the islands,
and whoso work there was cited as
one of the best instances 'of his ad
ministrative ability when he was run
ning for president. The '.toastmaster
looked very worried. He. apparently,"
was sorry he had called onTillman..
"' xßutx But when the'" president-arose to re
spond, be began by commenting!on the
toastmaster's annoyance. "It reniinds
mo." he said, "of farmer who
liitched himself to ji heifer. The heifer
'started to run down hill, and when the
farmer realized what was happening,
he .yelled: 'I»arn our fool souls, here
we come; won't somebody, stop; us?'. ".
A roar of laughter rarae from the
diners. Tillman was almost doubled
with mirth, [t was some, time before
the president' could go .on. .
' "Tillman." he then said, "doesn'tlbe
licve these things himself. Ho only
believes them while he is talking them.
I.never mind him.,becauselie is really
all right., My- experience < in- the" is
lands.helped me \u25a0: to v where I am .now,'
and I don't.think-even Tillman will ac
cuse me of being sorry.". ' , •'\u25a0V
Maybe he' was j not sorry.. at the mo
ment, because <: it "was a merry, jolly
party. But it was subsequent to- that
when he told" how bloomlngsldnesqme
he was. Hei told'-of;some of the -ex
pedients ..to which '• he has been\u25a0<driven.
\u25a0 Oh, this being president is* theflone
somestthingithat ever; happened.' You
just have to run around-the streets and;
into the ; hotel .lobbies,' looking -for an.
old pal.- ;For"isolation-the north pole is
a regular' Chicago "fair: compared with
the ; White; House. ' i .
/Let everybody, eschew, president right
here'and-now, -But- if this catches the
eye of a',sympa thetic person,' won't' he
please drop in ti.» "see the president'next
time he is passingthis way?
' Wushingtonr D. C.Feb.- SriOlO.
Pretty Affair Is Giv^en by
>Young Hostess in Honor
Of Friend v
The Valentine tea, or the luncheon
with a decorative scheme of hearts and
sentimental favors,, is the fad of tlie
hour.* and one of these reunions styled a
"Valentine luncheon" was given yester
day, with Miss Agnes Tillman as hostess
and Miss Marian Zeile 'as the compli
mented guest. Among the girls who
participated in the affair were: :
Miss Alexandra Ilam- Ml?s Dorothy Baker '
ilton- ' ::^-^ iliss Jenn. Tyson -
Miss Janet Colemaw Mlas Martha " Calhoun .
illss Dorothy Van Mis 3 Margsret Calhoun
Sicklen \u25a0 Mlsu'l-ou Foster
Miss Ruth Richards SlUs.Mtrtha Foster-.
.Miss Claire Nichols Miss S'uzame Kirk-
Mlss Anita MaUliarU patrick
Miss Anna Olney Miss Klva de Pue
Miss Mary Keener IMlss Sara Coffin
Miss Miriam McNeari IMlss Jeanne Oalloia
Miss Vera tie Salilii . JMlss Maad Wilson
The series of dinner parties given by
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan. who en
tertained 20 or more guests over the
weekend at '"The Crossways," their
home at Burlingame. were pleasant
| affairs. Among those who attended the
first dinner of the series giv^en in com
pliment to Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eddy,
i who are leaving shortly for the east,
Mr. and Mrs. 'I»iiplrssi»iMr. unrl^Mrs. -Kugene
Beylard . . . V Morphy
>rr. ainl'Mrs.' Trustnn jMr. «ud Mrs. Gerald
Bp;i!p I Hithbone
Mr. and Mvs. Mount- IMl*s Mmia Cadwalader
ford Wilson |Mt«^ Helen Cbcsebroufh
Mr. and Mr?. Henry -John Lawscmjl^K;
ji Scott I
• * •
Mrs. Horatio P. I^ivermore enter
tained yesterday at an informal recep
tion given in compliment to her daugh
ter in law, Mrs. Norman. Livermore,
wlro was Miss Caroline Seeley. The
bride will remain for an indefinite stay,
and perhaps make her home here.
There arc several affairs already on
the social calendar for this favorite.
She has been a visitor here before, and
has a host of friends. Among the
parties to be given in her honor this
week is the tea that Mrs. Lloyd Bald
win will give next Friday for a score
or more friends who are bidden to meet
Mrs. George H. Mendell was hostess
at 'an informal bridge party given yes
terday afternoon at her home in Pa
cific avenue, and the affair was one in
a series that has been given during
the season by this attractive hostess
for a small number of friends at each
• -. -.. \u25a0» ". • r -i- • \u25a0-•*,
There were several teas, of social
moment given yesterday afternoon in
the laurel court of the Fairmont,
but most of the guests who as
sembled during the afternoon for
the informal hour over the tea
cups at various, tables were the girls
of the younger set. Miss Suzanne Kirk
patrick entertained 20 of her friends
at, tea. while Miss Florence Cluft -was
another hostess who greeted about the
same number at a pleasant reunion.
Among the guests who attended Miss
Cluff's tea were:
Mi>-s Erna St. Goar |Ml**"Jean Tyson
Miss .\imili.-i S!nip*"n |.Mls« l.anra YSaldvrin
MIMJMetUa McMaboo pita* Leslie Pace
Mw.v i:iith,Metcttlf . |Ml»s Edith 1-wve
Mi*s Lillian Van VorstlMr*. Frederick Ptott
Mrs. John Brenner IMiss Fieda Smith
Miss Jane Hot-iling IMiss Grace: Gibson
Miss Marguorite •••"'C 'Mr?. Ilßrry Unjbsen
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.Mrs. B, H. JLucke was hostess at on«!
of the recent supper parties of an
elaborate sort given at the St. Francis,
and more than a score of guests as
sembled at the invitation of Mrs. L.ucke
and her daughter. Miss Olarisse I^ucke.
Among thbso who enjoyed the affair
after a theater party were: v-u"«v -u"«
Miss ' Joan Oliver | Miss' Edith Hacker
Miss Inez Wilwn . j Frank (Jnittard
Miss Laura I'earkes ((Sricrsby Hflmilton
~S\ Us Irene Fallwi ' IKalpi) Flejprer
Miss Marie Payne Ilicliard Owen
Miss Kuby f:porp« Mercer Fallon
Miss KIs!» Unborn Doctor ilcKlnlej-
Mix* Helen Olivrr ILtnpr.rd Tayi:e
,'Mrs. T. .lay Crowley entertained half
si hundred friends at a card party
giv^n re<ently [at her home in "Willard
street and the hour at cards was fol
lowed by an informal tea. The house
was effectively' decorated with palms
and spring 'flowers ' in white and yel
low, while the same color, scheme was
observed In the score cards and favors
for the ofcasion.'v
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". Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schilling and
Miss . Elsa Schilling, accompanied by
Misa Beatrice Simpson, are on their
way to the West Indies and sailed a
few days ago from New York on the
Moltke for that interesting voyage.
They will be away for an indefinite
time, and write enthusiastic letters of
their trip and the promise of a de
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Major. "John C. Meyers of the marine
corps, who has been seriously ill at the
Adler sanatorium, is slowly regaining
his former health, much to the grati
fication of his friends in this city and
at Mare island, where he is a favorite
in the 'navy sot. Mrs. Meyers, who was
Miss AJiee~Cutts, has been staying yin
town during the illness of Major Mey
ers, and Mine. Cutts has been. a fre
quent visitor liere in the last few
.weeks. "C'.y-^"^ l
Mr. and Mrs. Jere J. Driscoll have
given tip their apartments at the St.
Francis and will be established in a
few days in their new home at 2303
x Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Moore entertained
last evening at an informal dinner
given at the Palace, and among others
who had several guests at dinner at
th«? same. time were Mr. and Mrs." Rob
ert Hayes Smith.
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Mr. and Mrs" Gerhard .JVcrape, who
are traveling, abroad,! were in Rome
When. last 'heard, from, where they were
hnvlng a delightful time. They did riot
jiici^tion any date for their return.
Answers to Queries]
HALF ,'AXD STEP— T.: D.. City. Whst is the
<lifi>renee.. between "a halfbrotbcr and n sten
A ha If brother or brother of the
half blood- is one who is the son of
one parent Vho has | married | another
than the one born of a preceding union.
A\i stepbrother"- is- a .brother by
niarrlage of one's father with .the
mother, of "another, or of one's mother
\u25a0with the father of^ another.
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DEXTISTUY— 11. B.; City. Being a jrraduate
of a European college of dentistry, would like
to know bow I can take a postgraduate course
in -thin city to become familiar witb the Ameri
can methods? •. " j
-By making application to either the
Afniiated : colleges in > Parnassus avenue
or the, College of Physicians and Sur
-geons' in. Fourteenth" street.
/:', PEAK TREES-^J. . T,.'. Buckeye. Where can I
obtain informatiou- as to a remedy for. the i>«ar
blight ? . " , \u25a0 ;".4-~".g^96sMfeS|gi
. Write _to the" ! state ., commission vof
horticulture, Sacramento, Cal. •
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' AMfAXAC— J. X.. Sonoma. How can^l pro
curea|«-opy'Of ;tbe World, almanac: recently re
viewed in The 'Call's: book 'notices? '" . . \u25a0- . -.
vV Through any r book -seller, i
TeHs how; Paul hans much advertised pet dos appeared the
day after the aviator left for the east and a different
variety of cur was used in the south.
T "X 7IIILE -Louis Paulhan. pecrles* aviator,
\l\f and Mine. Paulhah were with us we
* heard much of another member of the
family, Escopette. Escbpette was the Paulhan "tfog. named in honor ot
the French warship which followed Bleriot in his air flight across the
English channel from Calais to Dover. It was explained through the in
terpreter to the waiting reporters that Escopettc was a Paris pup. which the
Paulhans could not bear to leave at home, as they were forced' to
leave their 3 year old son.
Naturally Escopettc received a deal of space in the newspapers.
I had the' pleasure of pulling his long ears" at Tanforan. lie '.mpres?ed me
as a cur of mixed breed such as you might expect to sec. accompanying a
farm lad on a Saturday fishing expedition. 1 thought Paulhan showed more
knowledge of flying machines than of dogs. Mighty few men. it to
me, would pay freight on Escopettc from Paris to San Francisco. The day
after the Paulhans departed I was sure I saw Escopettc in the hands of
a rude street urchin, who was making him perform at the end of a rope.
Along came a man who went to Los Angeles to the btrdmen and
who became acquainted with the Paulhans there. 1 pointed out poor
Escopette to him. "Why." he exclaimed, "at Los Angeles Escopette was a
curly French poodle!" Heigho! I wonder what Escopette looks like at Salt
Lake and Denver? That romantic doggie is but a press agent's dream.
Press Agent 9 s Story
I am told that one of the important reasons
why Prof. Jacques Loeb is relinquishing his
. « professorship at the University of California
2s because he craves a more congenial political atmosphere. I*or be it known
that this master biologist, whose discoveries have so often amazed the
bespectacled devotees of science, is a thorough socialist.
lii a college faculty you arc likely to find men of every political belief,
but it transpires that the Berkeley faculty is notably short on. socialists.
It is whispered also that the fraternal feeling is somewhat attenuated where
socialists and socialism are concerned.
When Jack London came back from the south seas not long ago, it 13
said, Professor Loeb flew to the novelist with an effusive welcome home.
"Ye gods!" cried Loeb. "It is good to find again a man whom I can talk
to with the brakes off!*' Followed then a talkfest at which evert Eugene
Debs could not have inserted a word edgewise. Since socialism is bad
business unless you can talk it, Loeb's unhappy situation at Berkeley can be
Professor Wants to
GOSSIP OF RAILWAYMEN
(( \u25a0 'YE got a good one on Jack Inglis."
I said Carleton C. Crane of the New
York Central yesterday.
"You railroadmen all seem to be
trying to get something on Inglis."
"We don't try it," said Crane, "but it
just happens that Jack is always mixed
up in these funny occurrences. Over
at a big cafe they have a new wrinkle —
that of presenting each diner with a
small peppermint chip with each meal.
"Th«» little piece of candy is about
as thick as a half dollar and has the
appearance of a shaving from a bar of
pink soap. The other day Tnglis took
supper there and when the waiter
brought in the. finger bowl, thi3 little
piece of candy, wrapped in a waxed en
velope, lay alongside the finger bowl.
"Jack looked at it for a minute and
then, taking the candy from the en
velope, placed it In the water and be
gan rubbing his fingers in an effort to
make a lather."
E. W. Clapp, district freight and pas
senger agent of the Southern Pacific,
with an office at Fresno, is in the city
Ijoublc tracking is to be done by the
Southern Pacific from Sparks to Law
ton, from Truckle to Winstead. from
Gold Run to Alder, and from Spruce to
Tbe company is also conternplatinpr
double tracking from Blue Canyon to
Midas, from Champion to tunnel 13 and
from Champion to Truekee. - -
, Tho new steel rails are now on the
ground and on the cars, and just as
soon as the weather permits this work
In addition to these improvements a
gang will be put to work at straight
ening out the line at' different places.
Orders were received from the Chi
cago offices of the Southern Pacific yes
terday to have prepared 200,000 postal
cards of California subjects, to be used
in an extensive advertising campaign
throughout the east.
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Eastern manufacturers of salt have
been complaining of the one-sixth of a.
cent rate on that commodity from Chi
cago and west to California terminals.
.The carriers have held the rate at
that figure for the reason that they did
not desire \u25a0to reduce the revenue un
necessarily on the higher grades of
salt which move from Silver Springs.
N. Yr, Worcester, Mass., and several
other eastern refineries.
Salt is produced on this coast in such
large quantities that eastern common
salt can not. compete. The carriers,
however, have reduced the rate from
Kansas and Louisiana to 50 cents per
100 pounds, and it is confidently stated
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
BAM PARKEE, . one •of the wealthiest planters
*-in 'the'- Hawaiian islands, returned from the
cast last nicht with his family. Parkrr .ao
eoropani*'! Qneen MlliK>kalanl to Wastunsrfoa
reopntlr, wli>n sb«» petitioned c<*ajn:ess to in
demnify h«>r \u25a0 for r the rouftsratl<>n of erevsen
lands la the islands'.
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R. H. GATLEY, .manager of the l>ii<m Square
hotel, will lea tp shortly for Paris. A *ren<h
l.anklnc firm has b^com* 1 Interrstfil in the
hotels aml.lt Is saltl that Jt is anvlws f>
inTest a \u25a0 largfi amount of tnonry to cntars*
ERSKINE M. ROES, Judp* of the Calte.l Ststo*
cirenit court, is «t tb»> Fairmont » Ith Mrs.
* n^ss. They are from I.os ' 'AnsMes aa<l will
make their home at the hotel Uurinp their
; stay in this city.
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JAMES J. FAGAN, vice president of the
Crocker national bank, has been elected" rice
president of the clearing bouse,. Tiee Ignatz
Stelnhart. who will leare shortly for a-Tlsit
\u25a0." in Europe. -*» .
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A. B. HUMPHREYS, a farmer, ami li. D. Ste
. Tens., a businessman of Sacramento, are anioa~
."tbe recent arrivals at the Stewart.
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M.F. - TARPEY, '. well . known in politics, trbo
rltcs his business attention to raisins jrrapes
' in Fresno^ ' is iat the . Palace. 1 "
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FRED.SWANTON.of. Santa Cruz id 'register™!
'at the St. Francis.
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COLONEL J. -D. HALLTof the army is at the
FEBRUARY 9, 191O
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by parties interested that common salt
will now move from those states.
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Announcement was made at El Paso.
Tex., yesterday that the Atchison. To
peka and Santa Fe railroad has com
menced grading" between San Angelo
and Pecos, T?x., which will close the
cap that will give a direct Santa Fe
line from Galveston, to Fan Francisco
by way of Tioswell. Clovi3 and. Belen. -
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At a recent conference between th»
operating officials of the Denver ami
Rio Grand*, and the "Western Pacific.
held at Salt Lake City, it vraa decide<l
to try and make better time bet-ween
Denver and this - city with freight
trains. Trains are now making the
trip in eight and one-half days, it is
C. E. Kneip has been appoin*etl = sup
ply agent of the* Western Pacific, with
headquarters in this city. Kneip vt.«s
formerly "with the Denver and Ru» '
Mr^.' Russell Sag* is on h<r way to
this state in the private ear Conroy.
The party is due at Los Angeles Fri-
IF.' M. McCartney, principal assistant
engineer of the Western Paeirle. under
Virgil G. Bogue, is in Salt Lake City
D. A. Jones, president of the Missis
sippi and Bonne Terre railroad, is trav
eling: westward in hia private car, and
-will be in this city in a few days.
11. C. Ewing. contracting agent for
the Traders* Despatch, has been ap
pointed Pacific coastf ag»nt for that
line, with headquarters in San Fran
cisco. He succeeds F. H. Stoeker. -who
has been appointed manager at Chi
cago. Ewing's appointment Is effective
When the Tall Mair Unwound
One evening- a very tall man went to
a New York theater and took c prom
inent seat in the stall?. Before the
curtain rose a cry of "Down, la front!'*
became general from the pit.
The tall man, finding the eyes -cf the
entire 'audience turned toward him. felt
obliged to do something, and s>o ho
proceeded to - raise himself to a. stand
ing position, in such a manner, how
ever, as to convey an irnpressitln that
there was no end of him. He wa\ in.
fact, nearly 7 feet high, and when at
last he had risen to his full height n«
slowly glanced around, at th« astonished
audience and very deliberately re
marked: "Gentlemen, to satisfy you
that I was sitting down I now stamjo
A burst of laughter and applaua© fol
lowed^ amid which the manager with
beaming face came forward Vnd con
ducted the gentleman to a private box.
HAKRT HQLABIRD of T.c» Ausflpi. wbo i?
a-*o>-late<l *cltfi thf l'ni"Q cU eoaipaur. la -*z
the St. Francis.
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NELSON L. SAITEK. proprietor «f a srnent
mercbamlls» sttire at Yosenilte. la a fnest »t
THEODORE StTXMEBLAJtD. a raiima.l con
nilssionrr. is at th«> Pa!s.>». II:* ht-m«- in la
MAJOR COLLINS awl t*Jy Fv-rjn •"••Hin«.
tonrists «f I.omlon. *t+ RneM» . »t rhe KaJr
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DANIEL KEXLEHEK. a tttMtaesMnan «f Stattlr.
is at tb" Palace frith Mrs. Kellehrr.
J. 31. DAN'ZIGixt, .in oil operator of !.\u25a0\u25a0- A: • • '
I«S i* at the I'.i l:n-«- for a tvvr «i i .• \u25a0
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tcrests in Cedilin?. is at tb« i'ala- — .
J. A. HUGHES, a busJw-wmao of Sattuu. U at
the Argonaut for a row ilajrs.
LOTUS BEETTME2. a iturnttare dealer of Sacra
. mecto. is at the St. i'rancU.
A~ SiLim. h nH<>l'v:ii» grocer fof ct>l«-a;o. I*
J.E. HALL, a bailor of U<»oi>, is at th<? ' SO
Francis witb \>lr«. Han.
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E. M. SPENCES. « merchant «f lluuolufa. Is
stayiu? at t^.-Maiz^tjfiKllililiMi
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