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The San Francisco Call
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UNCLE JOE CANNON has got to his last ditch and is making
a gallant fight. No doubt, the speaker thinks that all this
hurly burly of which he is made the center is a purely per-
sonal matter worked up by his enemies,
inspired by malice and designed to down a
good man. He is mistaken.
This is a fight for principle to eliminate
and destroy the breastworks behind which
Uncle Joe
Last Ditch
the interests are entrenched in congress. Joe Cannon does not
represent the people of the United States, but holds his place of
power as the agent of "the hog combine" and therefore he must
go. There is nothing personal in the fight. •It is a matter of
public policy.
With the methods of that fight the people generally are not
greatly concerned. The questions over which the struggle is
waged may or may not appear trivial. The great fact is that con
gressmen dare fight at all. A year ago the power of the autocrat
of congress was so unchallenged that any representative who dared
oppose him was regarded as taking his political life in his hands.
Pie knew he would be marked for* punishment. Today we find
them fighting the speaker with determination on big questions and
little questions. What does this mean?
It means that the political end of Cannon is in sight. His
wings arc clipped and the stage is set for his exit. Not all the
embattled postmasters of Illinois backed by the legions of the
bread and butter brigade can save him. Neither are the insurgents
to be terrified by threats, that the organization will fight them
in their home districts.
What do we see in California today? Why, we find all the
hard bitten programmers of the past made over as "insurgents"
for campaign purposes. Tis a lovely masquerade.
r I 'HE Los Angeles newspapers are usually filled and overflowing
T with all the spurious enthusiasm of boom literature, but they
"*• are adept at forgetting all this when occasion suits, as, for
j instance, when the assessor is around. It
j appears that the month of March, when the
. assessor is supposed to be doing his duty, is
the season for making a poor mouth and this
state of mind is accentuated in Los Angeles
by the intimation from the state board of equalization that the
valuations determined last summer will . not be receded from
this year.
Los Angeles has for years been a notorious welcher in the
matter of state taxation and when the board pulled up the county
with a round turn last summer there were loud squeals from the
south. It was a rather pitiful exhibition in view of the demon
strated facts.
Xow comes the Los Angeles Times and makes an abject plea
for leniency^ It appears that for present purposes ruin impends in
southern California. It is like this, to quote:
There is one circumstance common to all southern California this
year which should be kept in mind hy the county assessors, and if the
members of the state board of equalization, are not generally very
prejudiced, with an unfair bias in their minds against us down here, it
will be taken into consideration by those gentlemen. The season will
not be a satisfactory one for the agriculturist in southern California,
nor will it be so generally for the horticulturist. Since the first of the
year we have had practically no rain excepting in very small portions
of the territory. The feed on the ranges will be short, the grain crop
(not a very vital affair in southern California as things are at this time)
will be below average, and even the hay crop will be far from abundant.
Even where irrigation is possible because of a good supply of water the
profits of farming will be materially reduced. Usually about this time
of the year the producers of hay get one, two or three cuttings of alfalfa
without the expense of irrigation. There -will not be many cuttings this
year except after irrigation. It is the same with the fruit growers. They
have been irrigating for a month or six weeks past, and the expense of
eight or ten months 1 irrigation instead qf about six adds very materially
to the cost of carrying on these enterprises. .• •
We are sorry to hear this tale of disaster and unprofitable
industries. We should never have suspected it from the tenor of
Los Angeles journalism at other. less critical seasons, and, indeed,
we may hazard the guess that this, tale of woe, this pathetic hard
lack story, will not be included in the voluminous literature intended
for trie consumption of visitors. Tis a' gloomy season this
unhappy month of March. v
Not for
MR. SCH WERIN, appearing before, the ; senate committee on
interoceanic canals, renewed his ancient plea that the Pacific
Mail steamship service between this port and Panama is main
tained as a matter of sentiment- and at a loss
to his corporation. This extraordinary self
denial on the part.Qf.Mr.Schwerin and his
employers -is, we fear,- not appreciated in San
/ Francisco or in any part of California at the
valuation which the witness personally attaches to it. Indeed" he
has been very flatly informed by responsible San Francisco interests
that his threatened withdrawal of service, would: be^ the very best
thing that could happen to the coast: -As a matter of fact. Mr!
Sch werin's boasted self-denial is nothing more; than "'a cheap -bluff]
So long as the Pacific Mail can occupy the Panama, route- to' the
exclusion of any real water 'competition with -the 'dveriand- railroads
the corporation can not be driven off the route- withi any tiling^ ess
effective than a club.
Mr. Schwerih adds that the Pacific, Mail steamship company
i» not owned by the Southern Pacific . company. That statement
will be news to most of us, and we scarcely know in wliat \u25a0 sense
Mr. .Schwerin intends his assertion, to be taken, but we do
that the line is managed in the interest;of the overland^ roads^and
with thepurpose of stalling off any ;. genuine competition by', sea.
Mr. Schwerin further indulged in some: slighting; remarks: about
.William R. Wheeler of this city. The chief; value ,of these .remarks
arises from - the" evidence that they .supply , of : Miv : Schwerin's
disposition. ' '.';.' "; .•";\u25a0;•. ' /*; v''---::-^
Mr. Schwerin's
Hard Worked
EVIDENTLY Mr. Taft feels the sting of newspaper criticism.
He is doing his best like an honest man for the common good
and apparently he feels sore because he is judged rather by
results than by the* measure of his good
intentions. So he makes complaint to the
/newspapermen , at Chicago and relieves his
sense of injury by a little fling at "statesmen
correspondents." *
It may even be that- the task .to which Mr. Taft set his hand
was beyond the power of mortal man* to fulfill. It is quite clear
that the dominant element of the present congress is radically
corrupt.- Mr. Taft's mistake has been that he imagined he could
get from' men of the Aldrich and Cannon stamp any legislation
or reforms for the good of the whole' people. The president should
have known that these men are wedded to ''the interests" by ties
that .neither Mr. Taft nor they themselves can break. When
Mr. Taft entered into an alliance with these men . he was asking
them to sign their own political death warrants. When he made
overtures of alliance they, of course, 'accepted. This is part of
the game in which the president may be said without any disrespect
to be "the easy mark."
He means well, but, he is playing with more skillful gamesters
at politics, Avhich is not a gentleman's game as Aldrich and Cannon
play it. The alliance that the president made with these people
was fatal and, for him disastrous. He is getting the worst of it
at every hand's turn.
That is what happened in the case of the tariff. They ignored
the promises that Mr: Taft had made on the hustings and then
left the president to shoulder the blame. This was the sum of
good that he got out of .this • lamentable alliance so far as the
tariff was concerned.
Now the same people are engaged in mutilating and emascu
lating the legislation proposed by the president for the regulation
of railroads and the conservation of .national resources. They can
not do otherwise, any more than the Ethiopian can change his skin:
But Mr! Taft stands by and smiles or winces when the people,
through the newspapers, ask for results. v
The newspapers of all shades of opinion hold Mr. Taft in
kindly regard and respect his purity of intention, but they can not
be blind to the fact that he has taken the wrong method of dealing
with congress and its dominant element. The only way 1 to bring
that crowd. to reason and justice is to go after them with'a'club.
They are not in the least amenable to reason enforced by nothing
more convincing than a smile and they will play with the president
just as long as he wants play, therefore he gets nothing done.
It is natural that Mr. Taft should feel hurt about criticism, but
it is : all kindly meant as far as he personally is concerned and it \
largely represents a sense of disappointment that in the hope of
fulfilling the most laudable purposes he should have delivered
himself over to his enemies.
Mr. Taft's
Alliance .
SAN FRANCISCO must be prepared at once to make a con
vincing showing of accomplishment if success is to attend the
undertaking of the Panama: Pacific exposition for this city.
Advices :from Washington are that the con
gressional committee on expositions^ has; been
strongly \u25a0 impressed by the showing made on
behalf of New Orleans as the site for the con
templated fair. This showing is backed by,
a, united (delegation from Louisiana,, and in the meantime nothing
is \done~ on behalf of .California. ;, San Francisco must meet the
showing made on behalf of New- Orleans and must do this without
delay. We must .be able to show actual ' work and a sufficient
backing of capital pJejdged i by responsible people. This city is; of
course; ; the" natural and ? logical site for : an exposition in celebration
of the opening of the canal, ; but it . seems as if our people have been
slow about getting into action arid have suffered New Orleans to
get a considerable start in the presentation of claims before congress:
Probably- nothing will be j donein, the way of appropriations
for one city, or another by the, present congress, but San Francisco
can "not afford to let ; congress;: .gather the \u25a0impression' that the) San
Francisco proposition- is not* backed' by_ sufficient energy and money
to make it a success. It is time to get, in and hustle to make a
definite showing.. -This is- a case where money- talks. .
San Francisco
Has No Time
to Lose
I Fashion's Reign in Paris |
Paris is "' already '.'! righting \u25a0•' lierself
from the, disaster of trie floods, and no
better' proof of this could be, desired
than the fact' that, .if possible even a
little ,' earlier than \u25a0 usual, -the. spring
ferment has arrived Lin theT Rue de \u25a0la
paix.\.;- ;.; \u25a0'';;' :v;; •.;*'\u25a0' -x: '-a* y:'-:./^
~.'\ For 'it? is" tlie'; season vWhen'rthe {buy
ers > come/ from \ all \u25a0' over/ the . world "'• to
seel the mddels which havejbeen' created
by * these j autocratic farbitefs'i of ; fashion. 1
It' is of no- use'ito, sayj that. London'and
New JYork 5 areV just? as. f capable Vof "set
v tingi; the^ fashions. Las .'Paris, ; says :r: r the
, New i York "...World.' V^The i proof^ is ; t that
crowds ;"of.^ buyers^; go J there . : year* after,
year/; for.- inspiration;'; and X if 'later;: we
hear,, thatj the Vstyles rarer "just 'asjpret^
ty . in • New 1 York j aa^- in f. Paris.'.v, it; is \he?
cause ? th e"heads{of{ the; big Jdress* mak
ing houses' In that- cityj; have-gone :to
Paris " for / ideas. v' : L; :^' t : " \u25a0"/\u25a0. '
The fact ;thatVover: ; 1,000 postofflces
werei robbed ; last ' year.', may/ih Jsome
measure :>: > explai h'S the* * postal ; 'deficit.'^
'Charleston -, News/ and .Courier. ; i ." : \
'-••\u25a0 Af tet?. looping '-JJsOO^button s on -. his
wifeVdress a'man;feels:like aTquaiifled
delegate Stofa'i hookworm 'conference.—
"Atlanta, Constitution.'.- /"; ; ; •\u25a0•-<•-,\u25a0 :
A Bad Egg
I Punishing Scandalmongers I
The -Orleans museum has just been
enriched with a curious relic of. the past
wn l cn som « Workmen ' in Snaking exca
vations in the city came across. -It was
a stone representing . :^ grinning- figure,
showing, the ; teeth,' the couritenanceibe
ing; repellent senough..5 enough. . In this way the
loquacious "woman,' the scandal \ monger,"
wasfbrougth to- her -senses, Prelates Hhe
London; Globe, i ~ " ; '»
;W iThe : stone, , suspended by a ch'aj n, ' was
placed round her ; rieck, and so'accoutred
she % was \ compelled tto walk : round - the
town in.which she lived. / '",-.';
.^The stone is supposed to 'date about
the , ": century. • Our ,;\u25a0'- French
friends .are; fond i of i calculations, -so ; if
one r stoned Were-; sufficient "for^'a^ town
three I centuries ; • agol the S problem ; sug
gests itself how many such instruments
.ot; torture ".would jbe. necessary tod ay? to
deal -with 7 the unruly members of the fair'
sex. \u25a0,• ' <\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;- -••\u25a0: '• .\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0_-\u25a0 .. --,•-\u25a0 - "*.-\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0'-:. :\u25a0> \u25a0 ' - ~-
.Doctor. Cook appears to he one of lthe
very, very, few lost explorers : f or'vrhorn
no searching party 'has been sent out.—
. Denver ; Post. - } ;->; '"-:, - \u25a0;: ,-. .;,\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 V v ; \u25a0 ; : :•• ;, \u25a0 • ;
;form vgot^Fitz^at 7 ther last"' election;— -
Buffalo ,-Express. 1 : ; i~- ''•_">'. v .\'
Answers ito Queries j
MASONRY— M. X., Sacramento. What are
the degrees in Freemasonry? How many are,
there and what are their names? How far back
does. Masonry extend? Are the Chinese Masons
the same as American Masons?
There are 33 degrees as follows:
Lodge — -Entered apprentice. fellow
craftsman, master mason; York rite;
chapter — Mark master, past master,
most excellent master, royal arch
mason; council— Royal master, select
master, super excellent master; cora
mandery—Red cross knight, knight
templar, knight of Malta; Scottish rite;
lodge of perfection^ — Secret master, per
fect master, intimate secretary, provo
and judge, intendent of the build
ing, elect of nine, elect of fifteen, sub
lime knight elect, grand master archi
tect, knight of the ninth arch, grand
elect, perfect and sublime mason; coun
cil of princes of Jerusalem— Knight of
the east, prince of Jerusalem; chapters
of Rose croix — Knight of the east and
west, knight of the rose croix de H. R.
D. M.; consistory of sublime princes of
th*. royal secret — Grand pontiff, master
at vitam, patriarch noachite, prince of
Libanus, chief of the. tabernacle, prince
of the tabernacle, knight of the brazen
serpent, prince of mercy, commander of
the temple, knight of the sun, knight
of St. Andrew, grand elect knight,
granJ " inspector inquisitor com
mander, sublime prince of the royal
secret, sovereign grand inspector gen
eral of the thirty-third and last de
gree. There is no certainty as to how
frfr^back freemasonry runs. It is traced
bj^ : some to the building ,of Solomon's
tejnple. Its introduction into Britain
has-been 'fixed at. 647. So called Chi
nese freemasons have nothing in com
j mon with American freemasons.
TINAI, PAPERS— Subscriber. Oakland. Had a
diffpreuce with ray wife in England' and we
agreed to' spparate. . Left my home country
under- an assumed name, not because . of any
crimp, but because. I did not want my friends
to know where Kwns going. : Came to . the
United" States, resumed my true name and ob
tained my first papers on declaration \u25a0'of inten
tion to become a citizen of the United \u25a0 States.
Am I illegally in. his country? If so. how can I
remedy the matter, so as to obtain -my final
papers? '
Under yourstatement it does not ap
pear that you'are illegally in this coun
try. If. you made the declaration un
der .the assumed name you will have
to make an explanation to the natural
ization bureau in the post office build
ing, San Francisco. It will advise you
how to proceed to obtain your final
GOLDEX GATE— A. S.. City. When and
where was the steamer Golden Gate wrecked or
burned? Give some details.
The steamer Golden Gate left San
Francisco for .Panama July 21, 1862,
with a large passenger list and $1,400,
474.24 In treasure. It was burned at
sea July 27 at about 5 o'clock p. m.
Avhen 15 miles oft Manzanillo, Mexico.
Two:hundred passengers were lost. The
surviving- passengers were brought
back to San Francisco by the St. Louis,
arriving August 6. - T^V-t
SATURDAY — Subscriber. Fall .RlTer Mills
What ..is the origin of the name Saturday, one of
the. days «f Urn week?
It. is said that it was so named from
an idol worshiped on the seventh
day by the Saxons and according to
Verstegan was named by. them
"Saterne's day.". There are others who
incline to the belief that it was named
for Saturn, dies Saturni.
PIPE — Subscriber, Sacramento. , Is- there any
process ,hy which a . meerschaum . pipe - that has
been bnrned may be cleaned and colored? ;
.This /question can be answered only
by an expert oh examination . of the
pipe, as you do not state* to: what ex
tent it has. been burned. '
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;; DIVORCED— U €.'Q', City. A married couple
with, two children were divorced in Chicago, and
tbe wife was ' granted * alimony. The husband
cameto California and is' working* for -a-salary.
Can. the wife, collect the alimony?.-
You are asking for legal advice;
which this '.department does . not : give.'
AEROPLANES— M. W.. Santa Clara.
For such Information as you desire
about.., prizes .for , aeroplane flights in
California address J.C. Irvine, presi
dent, of. the Aeroplane association, 2129
Market street. : San Francisco^
/ BANK OF SAVINGS— A. O. S.. City. Where
was thp first bank of savings established?
In Berene," Switzerland, in 1787/ u
nder the name' of "Caisse des^Domes
tiques,'.' 'originally' Intended for ser
vants, only. ' \u25a0 . -.'.\u25a0\u25a0 \u0084
-: AGRICIJIiTURE— Country Subscriber. Punta
Arena: > How; can- the publications . of. the de
partment of agrlcultnre be obtained ? '
.-: Communicate w^thi:. the representative
of ; the 'congressional district in' which
you live: . '. , .'\u25a0 '
i>'";SHE— U R: H...Clty. Why Is a-ship always
called'Vshe";i(nd.not "It"?; " : '
T; Because it : is "a custom, the' origin of
which "cannot; be traced.
. FREE MARKETS— R.M?.; City. Are /there
any; free; markets; in -Ran Francisco?". -,;.-'-.-. a
, Yes, the. Bay; Counties', andjthe San
Francisco. '^'^jkislHfißHHß . \u0084 \u25a0
;; '.VAIjJEAN— J. -i. W., , Sacramento. . Who was
Jean',yaljcan?.. .-'.\u25a0 \u25a0 .. \u25a0
.A character .in "Les Miserables,* by
.Victor ?Hugol"' ;\u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0 . . \u25a0,
. PALM SUNDAY~F;«P.v.; Port , Orford. Ore.
What was?. the. date of \u25a0 Palm; Sunday, IS3S?
: \u25a0 .." "/;\u25a0 - \u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0 : «/.-.' - \u25a0
I-. ':\u25a0 t*t. 7- .• - . ' •.. \u25a0 \u25a0»\u25a0 \u25a0 »,..-'. :
\u0084. COLlSKlTM— Subscriber, , City.: . Which ;is cor
rect.'. tbe - "coliseum"-, or. thu "Colosseum" of
The. name is .spelled t both ways. ' .
: A J ,DATE— A. vB. H.l .' Santa' Clara. VJ On - what
day, of ; the, week ; did \u25a0 December 22, ISSB, - fall ? . - J
'^Saturday*' " \u25a0 -. " v
Miss Maud Bourn Will Soon
Become' Bride of Arthur
Rose Vincent
WITH the approach of . Easter the
wedding gossip is of greatest mo
ment, and one of the most in
teresting of the marriages under dis
cussion Just now is that of Miss Maud
Bourn and Arthur Rose Vincent. The
ceremony will be' performed at high
noon Wednesday, March 30, at St.
Matthew's . Episcopal church at San
Mateo and will be a brilliant event.
The bride will be attended by Miss
Claire Vincent, Miss Marjorie Josselyn
and Miss Helen Crocker, while the
office of best man will be filled by
Richard M. Tobin. The color scheme
will be pink and white, with the ef
fective combination in evidence in the
gowns to be worn by the bride and
her trio of attendants. There will be
a reception later at the San Mateo
home. of Mr. and Mrs. Willfam Bowers
Bourn. The couple. will enjoy a wed
ding journey, but the plans are not
revealed for the trip or the destina
\u25a0 ' . •\u25a0 • • ' ...
Mr. and Mrs. "Thomas Rolph, who
will be remembered as Miss Catherine
Renton, returned yesterday , from their
wedding trip in the southern , part of
the state and '. will remain here to
establish their home. The bride is a
charming and accomplished" girl who
has passed most of her school days at
Mills seminary, but her home is in the
Hawaiian islands, -where her father Is
a wealthy planter. She has. a host of
friends here, who will be delighted
that she will reside in this city. Mrs.
Rolph is a niece of George' H. Hind,
and the early March wedding took
place at the home of Mrs. Mary Hind,
grandmother of the bride. ' Mr. and
Mrs.. Rolph will reside in a new home
that they have taken in Washington
The news .that Mrs! W. K. Vander
bilt has consented to pose in the tab
leaux to be given April 5 and 5 for the
benefit of the Armitage orphanage at
San Mateo will be of great interest,
for since she has 'been in New York
Mrs. Van'Jerbilfs beauty has attracted
much attention, and her friends here
will be delighted to see her in one
of the classic poses. Another inter
esting subjeot who will pose in the
tableaux for charity is Mrs. Peter Mar
tin, another beauty who is seldom seen
in this city.;
The probability that Mrs. George T.
Marye may pass the summer in this
city with her little daughter. Miss
Helen Marye. is 'the. cause of rejoicing
among the friends of this attractive
matron. Mrs. Marye is one of the most
popular of the younger hostesses.
Since the return of Mrs. J. Russell
Lukens from the east she has been
receiving the condolence of her friends
upon the death of her father, the late
Captain John Mullan. Mrs. Lukens
was called east in December and re
mained in Washington several weeks
after her father's funeral attending to
business affairs and visiting relatives.
She has received a cordial welcome and
at the same time the sympathy of her
many friends in her bereavement.
• * •
The Lenten affairs in a musical way
are an important, part of the social
routine these days. One" of the most
interesting was given yesterday after
noon by Miss Eleanor Connell at the
Palace hotel. Miss Connell gave a per
sonal account of her visit to Beyreuth,
where she witnessed the one hundredth
performance of Richard Wagner's
"Parsifal" with Anton Seidel leading
the orchestra. The speaker gave a de
scriptive recital of the opera and the
illustrative piano selections were given
by Miss Nellie Carpenter. There was a
large audience. Among those -who
were interested in the success of the
afternoon and were present at the lec
ture were:
Mrs. Gallliard Stoney Mrs. George A. Martin
Mr*. James C. Sims Mrs.* S. T. Alexander
Mr«. James Kinjr S'eele Mrs. B. U. Boardman
Mrs. Robert Chester Mrs. Eugene Burford
Foute Braden
Mrs. Mary Deane Mrs. Henry W. Taylor
Mrs. Aylett Cotton Mrs. J. M. Litclifleld
Mrs. Howard \u25a0 Hamilton Miss Grace TreTor
Hart \u25a0••• v .
The Caedman club will be responsi
ble for one of the Lenten entertain
ments of note to be given tomorrow
afternoon in Century . club hall. The
speaker of the occasion is to be Rev.
John N. Sullivan of St. Patrick's semi
nary, who will dejiver a . lecture on
the Stabat Mater in commemoration of
Palm Sunday. The. musical. part of the
program will be under the direction of
Santiago Arrillaga; who will direct the
selections from Rossini's celebrated
composition.. The board of directors of
the Caedmon club who are interested
in the progress of the organization and
who will attend the affair with their
friends are:
Mrs. J. M. I>rlsroll Mrs. Clinton Jones
Mrs. Francis J. SnlllTau Mrs. Garrett j McEn-
Miss f^iuisp Sprngup 'erney
Miss Florence Murphy »Irs>. Marjraret Deane -
Mrs. M. F. Fottrell Miss H. Buckley
.Mrs. Eleanor Martin Mrs. D. W. >'esfleld
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Among, those who will leave town for
the summer are Judge and Mrs. M. C.
Sloss, who have taken a house in Ross
for the season.. >.:;*\u25a0
Mr.; and Mrs. George Barr McCutch
eon entertained" several friends at an
informal luncheon given yesterday at
the Palace. Among others entertain
ing on the same occasion were Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Honeywell of Boston, who
are . enjoying a leisurely tour of the
state in • their, private car.. •
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Princess David Kowananakoa was
hostess at an : informal tea given yes
terday at .the Palace for a few: of her
younger friends. Others who greeted
guests during the afternoon were Mrs.
George Hill Stoddard and Mrs. James
C. Sims.
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Mr. and Mrs. George Page and their
daughter. Miss Leslie Page, who have
been in town for several months, will
open .their country home at San Rafael
early next month and will be estab
lished there for the summer.
<noTellst. Is at the Palice with Mrs." McCutcb
eon. "They haTe.'be'en taWnc a 'rest In the
; j southern part 'Of . the state an>l will leaTe f<*
- their home '-. In ' Chicago Monday. " MeC'utcheno
' '. has a ' bew norel with the - publishers which
': will be published next month. -
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GEORGE A.A RNOLD/a merchant of VaeaTllle.
E. : M. Luce, a 'fruit packer of San Joee. and
, Dr. F. ' J. • Create of Bskersß;i<!, i u« s « _np %
\u25a0 group • of: recent - arriva'» at ta« .'.Argon* at.
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H.;C. DENSOX, « member of the ITnlted States
. freolrijjtcal- survey, who has spent some time In
\u25a0 . the .Philippines, _l» ] at , the \ Palace. •. He is on
; his Way -back' to* the Islands.
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; ; Mr».;H.*< W.- Bracker. and Mr., and Mrs. T.'.W.
Cutler, 'all of Boston make np a party staring
; at the: Fairmont. , '
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FRANK • D.: BRUNDAGE. ; assistant manazer of
' the banking firm of Knauth.'- Naeho«l Jfe Knhtie
;'i of .Xew^york, is spending a few days at the
; -Palace?' -.'
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DR. W. A. "• PHILLIPS of Santa Cms fs'reeis
,* tered! at the, Stewart.* W. F. : George, an Ht
•-y torney* of Sacramento.* is staying *' a t - the Stew-"
MARCH 19, 1910
Why Freight ; Agent Berry
Thinks Claims Agent Lynas
Is a Great, Tenor
808 L.YNAS, freight claims agent
' of the Union Pacific is a tenor
singer of renown, in Oakland.
No one in San Francisco is aware of it
but D. F. 'Berry, contracting freieht
agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul, who lent Lynas a part of the
score of "La Boheme" several months
ago and who has just had the music
\u25a0 "Why, is Lynas a singer?" he was
"sfff>.'* replied Berry. "I let him
have that music months ago and he has
only returned it. Everything he does
is done well, and it has .taken these
many months for him to learn that
song- perfectly."
- JU". R. Moran. with the passenger
department of the Western Pacific, left
last night for Los Angeles.
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The Hocking Valley railroad and its
subsidiary properties have been sold to
the Chesapeake and Ohio and Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern railroad
companies. The sale was consummated
by J. P. Morgan & Co. and the trans-^
action is said to have, involved a large
cash outlay.
The Hocking Valley railroad is the
successor to the old Columbus. Hocking
Valley and Toledo railroad, .which, was
! foreclosed in 1899.
i Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio
: have just authorized an issue of $31.
390,000 4 per cent convertible bond?.
The proceeds presumably will be used.
in part, to reimburse the company's
treasury for its Hocking Valley pur-
After a tour of Inspection of recent
flood damage on the Southern Pacific
system in Nevada, officials at Ogden
said last night that the total damage
would exceed $100,000. Division Su
perintendent F. G. Manson. who was
one of the Inspection party, confirmed
the report that the company is to ex
pend approximately 1300.000 in double
tracking and raising the trestle across
the Great Salt lake between this city
and Lucin. An appropriation of $300.
000 already has been made for this
E. E. Mote, manager of the Pacific
car service bureau, reports that ship
pers and consignees, though at first
dissatisfied, are cominer rapidly to favor
the $6 demurrage rate. 'This is given
on the authority of railway superin
tendents of whom Mote has raa.de in
quiry. One superintendent -wrrites:
The new rate has Increased track
room to a very marked '«>x«*»nt;
in fact, in large yards it Is esti
mated that the increase effected in
this way has amounted to 30 per
cent. It has also reduced switcit
. ing service correspondingly.
The further result has been that
prompt unloading- on team tracks
has made it unnecessary to disturb
strings of cars that were beiu '
loaded or unloaded in order to
switch out empties. In this man
ner a threefold purpose is accom
plished. First, it Increases the
track room; second it reduces the
expense of switching, and third It
facilitates the work of shippers in
loading and unloading- by allowing
cars to remain' undisturbed.
Again. It has proved very advan
tageous by reason of the fact that
it has been possible to determine '
very closely the time at which cars
will be unloaded, so that they can
be counted upon for reloading at a
given time. It was impossible to
make any estimate of this under
the old rate, as it depended almost
wholly upon the caprice of con
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C. S. Fee. passeng-er traffic manager
of the Southern Pacific, returned yes
terday from New York, where he has
been for the last two months. "Glad
to get back" is about all he had time
to say yesterday, a3 he was bu-sily occu
pied with work that has piled up dur
ing- his absence.
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F. W. Thompson, general agent in
this city of the Rock Island lines, is
reputed to be a millionaire. He is one
of three heavily interested persons in
the latest Coalinga gusher.
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C. A. Hlgbee has been elected treas
urer of the Tonopah and Goldfleld, with,
offices at Philadelphia, succeeding R.
H. Rushton, deceased.
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J. N. Githens, general freight a^ent
of the Missouri Pacific, with office at
fet. Louis, will visit this city in about
three weeks. ** .. .
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John T, Richards, contracting freight
agent of the Rock Island lines at
Pittsburg. has been appointed a trav
eling freight agent, succeeding J M-
Sweeney. C. S. Gerber succeeds .Rich
arcls. t
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• C..W Colby, general agent of the
Erie, returned yesterday from Los An
geles. He found on his desk a clio
ping. from Life, with an Illustration
of a camera fiend taking a time ex
posure of a moving Erie train. It was
a cruel blow to Colby and he has
started to corner the ; edition which
contains the picture.
J. M. Norton, general agent of the
Missouri Pacific, with office at Los An
geles, is in the city. »
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E. W. Gipett. formerly traffic man
f* erfr ° f th , e Las V *Sas and Tonopah
Palace 7'7 ' r" 6 ' 3 re » i3^red at the
Advices from Nevada indicate that
the washouts, along the Western Pa
cific will be repaired by this mornin"
Large gangs of. men have be«n at
work since the water began 'to recede.
E. E. Calvin, vice president and gen
eral manager of the Southern Pacific
Is to, meet "Judge Robert S, Lovett'
president of the Harriman lines, and
his party at El Paso as soon as they
re-enter the United States at the cca
elusion of their trip of inspection^
the Mexican properties of the company
DAVID I-.ROBESTSOU, ma nas « of th« , tMm .
of Lo« 4n S el«. > staym* at the St. Frano"
C. 8. BOTK4JT. *. d^fcr of ".WtrlcV sappUe,
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W. H. TODD. J. Herbert To*! anrt Awtti.^
st,.!^ Yor * ~* • V* :•»« i
HAHkT HENNI3TG. proprietor" «f the Dtll,,r«uL
tel In Victoria, toresteteml « ffie St £ j£
CHARMS F. SMTH. a *re»» W,, t . m^'^
Anrele,. I, ,t'^e Manx with Mr,. Smith.
H. A. BECK. • real estate man of Portland! "la
*VulnKtt the Fairmont 'trim Mrs. BeckT*
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J..8. KEATING, a ruinins m«n of u«»<Min~ i
. amons the recent arrivals at; the PaUce.*"
JOSEPHDARGAJf. > Resale harrtware deJer
of Chlcaso.,l* *tay in- at ; the ' Manx.' \u25a0;• W
CAPTAIN and MRS. E*B. TJNDEaw 00 D h«.
"apartments at the Fairmont.
ISA '\u25a0. B. VBESnrEXT. a lumberman of Sanger fa
wfeslstcre-i at ; the Palace. *>"ser, 13

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