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The frequent, fatal acci dents on the ships due to explosions arising from one cause* or another might indicate some radical defect in the system. Officers of the line questioned on the subject shrug their shoulders and lay the fault to poli tics in the navy yards and to the incompetent management that usually follows political con trol. But the}- will not say these things in a public way or lay a nnger on specific instances of bad or incompetent management. Their silence-is required of them as a matter of military discipline, but it makes the correction of abuses exceedingly difficult. On the other hand, officers of the staff on construction duty say that the line engineers are incompetent because they have not had the right practical training. It will probably be admitted that you can not make a competent engineer by stuffing him with book learn ing in a course at the Annapolis college. Steam engines are like human beings. They are often cranky and it takes some horse sense, acquired by experience, to get the best out of them. In the old navy the marine engineers were men who had grown up in contact with machinery and knew how to humor it. The layman, of course, is quite unable to decide which of these controversialists is right and which wrong, but he pays the bills and is entitled to get value for his money, which the system in force does not give. These explosions on warships could not come so often unless something was very wrong. The nation, which puts up the money, is entitled to know where the wrong lies and to have the remedy applied. Much of the trouble in the navy has been laid at the door of the bureau system, which divides functions of administration into seven distinct — officially distinct — departments, working independently, and each and all bitterly jealous of encroachment by the others. Their functions often overlap, and when they do there is always a row, which a civilian secretary of the navy is little competent to allay. The vice of this system is not denied and successive secretaries have labored with much friction to correct it. Newberry had one plan and made the construction bureau supreme in the navy yard. He had scarcely got his plan in working order when he was retired and Meyer came into power with another and quite different system. One consequence has been an angry conflict in the department, in the course of which it was intimated that Chief Constructor Capps and Paymaster General Rogers might be sharply disciplined because they had presumed to criticise the secretary's plan of reorganization in the course of testimony given by them before a committee of The layman tax payer is, as we have said, puzzled by these fre quently recurring reorganizations as well as by the series of unex plained fatal accidents on board ship. We submit that he is entitled to an answer to the question: What is wrong with the navy? Too Many Accidents on Ships of the Navy eITTSBURG'S exposures of municipal graft have now reached the stage of indictments for the "higher ups." Councilmen who took the bribes have been forced to confess by methods very similar to those employed in San Francisco. A facile official -who had found bribe taking so easy and profitable that he made it the subject of boasts was trapped and convicted. He might have remained silent and taken his medicine had the "higher ups" thought it worth while to look after his family while he was serving his sentence. But, finding himself abandoned and his children left in want, he was induced to confess by a promise of mercy. His confession started something and, as Pittsburg says, "the props were knocked out and the sky fell down." The indictments of the "higher ups" followed after a wholesale series of confessions by bribe taking. officials. Shortly we may expect to'hear from the "higher ups" that they were "held up," and this will be followed by denunciations of the iniquity of allowing the "real criminals" to go free while their victims are selected for punishment. We shall hear much of the immorality of the spy system by which officials are trapped into making con fessions and a general "campaign of education," liberally subsidized, will be undertaken. What the final results will be and whether the history of San Francisco in this relation will be repeated to the last detail no man can say, but it is evident that in Pittsburg, as here, the American sys tem of administering justice is to be put on trial. We may. hope that Pittsburg may achieve a more creditable deliverance than San Graft in Pittsburg and San Francisco TAMES J. HILL, the railroad magnate, writes in the World's 1 Work to refute what he considers to be the prevailing impres *^ sion that land transportation agencies regard with any sense of • hostility the competing traffic by water. The railroads, says Mr. Hill/have nothing to fear from water competition and in proof he offers the following figures: t On the Ohio is some of the cheapest I< ~[ water carriage in the country. It cost, in 1905, .76 of one mill per ton per mile from Pittsburg to.. Louisville, and .67 of a mill from Louisville to New Orleans, according to rates quoted, but not verified. It is also said that rates much lower have been made on large tows. Here is a cheap, convenient route by which coal from Pennsylvania and Ohio can be moved to the factories of the lower river. Coal can be shipped profitably by water if anything can. What is the fact? > Of 8,743,047 tons of coal received in St. Louis in 1907, just 155,470 \u25a0 tons were, carried by boat. Reports show, that boats plying out of New Orleans carry freight chiefly to points not reached by railroads. Galveston, without an interior waterway at her doors, exported 14,172,071 bushels of wheat in 1907, as compared-flo 5,496,935 far New Orleans. The river has not been able to compete with the railroad. New Orleans exported in 1855-6 $80,000,000 worth of freight carried by water, and not in* recent times has the commerce of the lower , river reached ! $3,000,000, although the total exports, are above .$200,000,000.' These figures expose the absurdity of the theory. that the railroads need feel jealousy or fear of waterways. It is probably true that the railroads no longer rejrard James J. Hill on Water j Transportation EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL AT THE CENSUS PICNIC w^ter transportation agencies with either fear or hostility. They love the river steamboat lines so much that they have virtually taken them all into camp. They are no longer feared be cause the railroads have got them where they can not compete. Then Mr. Hill offers by way of explanation for the decline of river traffic the statement that "the boats in service on our streams are about what they were 50 years ago." Of course they are. Their owners carefully and deliberately keep them that way. Mr. Hill contrasts the prosperity and efficiency of the lake traffic with the declining business on the rivers. The reason for the con trast is obvious. The railroads needed-lake transportation as a sup plement to their business and they feared the river lines as danger ous competitors*. They developed the one and killed the other, and this condition will continue as long as railroads are permitted to own or control lines of water competition. -^ DR. DAVID STARR JORDAN, on behalf of the committee of one hundred of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on National Health, asks consideration for Senator Owen's bill to create a federal department o£ public health with a cabinet officer at its head. •This committee with the portentous name in cludes a competent selection of earnest and __ scientific men working in a disinterested way for the objects of the bill. The measure naturally commands the support of the politicians, as does any bill that proposes to create a shoal of new offices. The bill, of course, should be considered on its merits apart from merely political considerations. The efficiency of federal work in sanitation will be freely admitted. Senator Owen, on the floor of congress, was pleased to make some slighting remarks about certain opposition to federal control experienced in San Francisco at the time the bubonic plague started, but he did not dwell on the loyal co operation given to Doctor Blue by the citizens when once the need of the work was demonstrated. ~\Ve wanted to be shown, and when that was done we worked as honestly as Doctor Blue and his men. Neither did Senator Owen relish a reference to the resentment shown among his own constituents to any federal meddling with the hook worm. These more or less entertaining personalities are rather beside the question. The persistent demand for new bureaus endowed with more or less arbitrary and inquisitorial powers is becoming some thing to be reckoned with and weighed. , The success of these instru ments depends much on the personal equation. If we could be sure that all such powers would be administered by a man of Doctor Blue's character and enlightenment we might be willing. But sup pose the bureau were officered by a medical autocrat like him of the marine hospital service, who slapped a dying man in the face because he made disagreeable noises. ; ,' It is the vice of bureaucracy that its constituent parts stand together for mutual defense, and the plain citizen has slight recourse or remedy for official outrage or injustice. The microbes are bad enough, we are told, but the plague of bureaucrats that threatens to overspread the. land and devour our substance like a flock of grass hoppersmay be worse.and more of it. The Call extends assurances of regard to the committee with the imposing name and to its emi nent constituents, hoping that they.may get their bureau with offices enough to po around- — but we can't have all that anH "hnttWhinc tr»o Demand for a Bureau of Public Health ON Friday^of this week the census enumerator will leave at your house a blank which you should fill out with the names of all members of your family and all residents of your, abode - if you desire to promote the interest of San Francisco by having a full count of the city's population. You. should include the names not only of all those members of } r our house _ hold who are actually presentin the city, but likewise you should specify the names of those who claim a resi dence in this city, although in fact they are 1 absent' at the time. - The enumeration of the residents is not a police investigation or a "gumshoe" scheme to pry into family affairs, as some new arrivals from older countries might have suspected. The enumerators here should be io received and assisted that San Francisco may take her rightful place and comparative standing among the great cities of America. It is perhaps especially important to San: Francisco more than other cities that a full and fair count should be had at this time. It is a matter of interest to the whole world that everybody should kno w what has been done here in the way of recuperation from the heaviest losses ever experienced by a city in recorded time At the end of April, 1906 i^the* population of San Francisco, owing to the exodus, after the fixe;. had dwindled to jess than; 2oo,ooo It is not unreasonable tq^believe that the present" population is equal to '; or perHapV even greater than the' figure of -before ;tlie disaster, but we want the facts brought , out in- black and -white by the census ; men. On account of the unusual circumstances the whole world will be watching for the results of the San Francisco enumeration, and every man who has the interest of- his home -city; at heart should take pains to see that no bona fide resident of San Francisco' is f omitted or ever- : looked by. theenumerators\ Every, citizen should constitute .himself a comrnittee^of one to help the enlimerators. ' - -.' Help Your City hy Helping Census Takers | Answers to Queries | THE KING'S ENGLlSH— Subscriber. Har vard. What Is the "King s English" and when was It Introduced? < Rev. J. Earle iri "Philology of the English Tongue" says: "From the time of the conquest to the fourteenth century the language of England was in a very unsettled condition. The Nor man and the Saxon elements were struggling for mastery. Latin seems to have been used in formal written docu ments, while French was the spoken language of the court and the nobility. Saxon was spoken universally by the lower orders, and often this varied' so greatly that the . people of the south could scarcely understand those of the north. The language of the court could not, of course, be comprehended by the people,' who only knew Saxon, so a lan guage suitable for proclamations and edicts was gradually formed, and to distinguish it from mere dialects it was called 'the King's English.' " NATURALIZATION— Subscriber, City. ' Har« tho United States nuthmitles the right to go Into a . state court to take part in the matter of issuance of naturalization papers? The naturalization law says in the act of June 29, 1906, section 11: "That the United States shall have the right to appear before any court or courts exercising Jurisdiction in naturaliza tion proceedings for the purpose of cross examining the petitioner and the witnesses produced in support of his petition concerning any matter touch ing or In any way affecting his right to admission to citizenship, and shall have the right to call witnesses, pro duce evidence and be heard In Opposi tion to the granting of any petition in naturalization proceedings." URSO— Subscriber, City. When did Camilla Urso, the celebrated tlollnlst, make her first ap pearance In San Francisco? What did she have to do with getting up some great concert in that city? . - She made her first appearance In con cert In Platt's hall on the site now occupied by the Mills building, Novem ber 23, 1869. On December 12 of that year she proposed to get up a grand concert in aid of the Mercantile library. Her offer being accepted a series of concerts were arranged for and the first was given in the Mechanics' pavilion in Union square February 22, 1870, with a chorus of 1,200 voices and an or chestra of 209, instrumentalists In the presence of more than 10,000' persons. The last of the series was given on the 26th of the month. The festival netted the library $19,412. ' • • • V ~£ ; ARTlCHOKE— Subscriber, City. How dltl the Jerusalem artichoke obtain that name? Is It a native of Jerusalem? It is a corruption of the Italian name of the plant girasole articiocco, the sunflower artichoke. It is a native of Peru and was introduced -into Europe by the Italians, who gave it the name from the resemblance of its stems and leaves to those, of the sunflower .or girasole. ORANGE-M. R. J.. City. When and who originated the navel orange, sometimes called .the, Washington navel orange? Why so called? ..Nature originated that orange. It is a native, of Brazil and is so called be cause- of ; a 'peculiar" natural* navel formation at the summit. It received the name "Washirjgton" -from the fact that the- first time the orange was shown -in the United States it was in the city of Washington. D. C. • .•\u25a0;. • • - • THE PRESIDENCY— I. H. E.. Glenwood. In a • man born to American ptienti while they were traveling through a foreign country eligible to the presidency of the United States? Such "a "person Is a native of the country in which born, but an American citizen. The question of the eligibility of such a; person to the. presidency, of the United States has never been de cided in a federal court, hence it is still open , to argument. :-.—-\u25a0: ' . - " • •-: ' • -.SIXTEEN TO ONE— C. W.. City. What is meant by 16 to 1 in connection with the silver question? \u25a0 \u25a0 . The meaning of 16 to 1 as applied to silver, is the coining by the- govern ment' of ' a silver dollar containing by weight sixteen 'times as much bullion as a gold dollar, thus making both coins legal" tender, of equal value. — \u0084 - .-. '- ; v\u25a0\u25a0 , V - •v\u25a0 -\u25a0 • ; McKINLEY— A. 0.,.P0rt Orford. Ore. Under what circumstances was resident McKlnley shot and how many times was be shot at? MHewas shot by-Leon Czolgosz Sep tember, 6, 1901, j while holding a recep tion In the memorial hall of the Buf falo. N. , V., exposition. \u25a0 The assassin fired two shots. . .WINE — Subscriber, City. Which are the three largest wine producing countries of the world? • . The;three in the following order are: France -(including Algeria, and Tunis); Italy and Spain. . , ST. GAUnENS COlNS— Subscriber, City. How many,: St. ;Gaudens $20 pieces were coined ? \u25a0 • : About 600. v About f two-thirdß had the wire edge andUheresttsmobth. • JACKSON— T.; D..- Grants Pass.' Ore. What was 'the- nativity.; of the parents of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States? i; Both C natives of Ireland. '.-'\u25a0 ' -»^ ESPERANTO— A. M.;; Oakland. Where can books lor students of Esperanto be obtalneil?c .;'Through;any good book seller/- LAST ASSEMBLY OF THE SEASON Friday Night Club's Final Dance This Year Will Be Enjoyable Event THE dance of the Friday Night club j is scheduled for this evening as a sort of aftermath of the dancing season. It will be the final assembly in the series that has helped to make the \u25a0 gayety of winter a contrast to less delightful seasons. The event will be as interesting to the members of the club and the chaperons as any of the preceding affairs, for the season is to close happily. The club' has a large membership and its dances are con spicuous among the affairs that de light debutantes each year. The assembly will be held in Century Club hall and there will be more than 100 guests .at the final party. The chaperons, who.. are in town for the occasion, have^ helped to make the club's functions successful during the earlier season. Those who have been In charge of affairs are Mrs. James Potter Langhorne, Mrs. Wakefleld Baker, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. Louis Monteagle and Mrs. George Ashton.' Following are some of the members of the club: Aliss Claire Nichols |Mlss Anna Weller ..llss Marian Miller I Miss Eliza McMnlUm Miss Helen Jones James Langhorne Miss Elena Brewer Cerald' Halsey Miss Elizabeth Woods George Wllleutt Miss Maude Wilson Allan Van Fleet Miss Dorothy Van Sick- Edward Newhall len . Aimer Newball Miss Floride Hunt Harry McAfee Miss Virginia ' Newkall Gloucester Willl* Miss Frances Newhall George Spencer Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at an informal dinner given last evening at her home, the complimented guests of the occasion being Miss Genevieve Harvey -and her fiance, Ward Barron. There were only three or four friends bidden for the engagement > dinner, in addition to the members of the family. The occasion was as delightful as those of preceding date at which Mrs. Martin has entertained this season. The decorations were roses and a profusion of spring flowers that adorned the table. Baron and baroness yon Schroeder, with their charming daughters. Miss Edith and Miss Janet yon Schroeder. are in town for a few days longer and will be at the St. Francis. They have had a delightful time with their friends here and have had- several informal affairs given for them during the brief stay. They will return probably within a day or so to their country home, Eagle's Xest, in. San Luis Obispo. Mrs. Alexander Loufborough and Miss Bessie Zane are home from the east, having returned to the Fairmont yesterday. They were in New York for several weeks and had a de lightful time, but at informal social af fairs arranged by their eastern friends. They are receiving a cordial welcome. The tableaux vivants that were given this week In the colonial ballroom of the St. Francis attracted most of the B'lingum set to town, and several of the visitors are lingering for the week end. There are informal luncheons and dinner parties, with motor trips to vary , the program for those who will remain in town until tomorrow or the next day, when they will return in groups to Burlingame. Among out of town visit ors who have been enjoying the infor mal round of gayety are: Mr. and Mrs. Percy Mr. and Mrs. Lanrance Moore Irving Scott - • ; Mr. ami Mrs. Edward Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Prlnjtle . Martin Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin Sadoc Tobin Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miss Jennie Crocker Carolan Miss Eleanor Sears Mr. and Mrs. Willis Templettw Crocker I'olk Dunne Hopkins Zl' •:' ' • • Miss Kathleen Farrell entertained at \u25a0 one of the debutante teas of the week that attracted 10 or 12 friends to her home in Octavla street. This group of girls enjoyed several reunions dur ing the late Lenten season at sewing bees and informal afternoons. The re cent tea. was one of the most delight ful in an informal series. Among the '\u25a0 guests who assembled at the home of the young hostess in Broadway were: !"3liss Ila Sonntag Miss Freda Smith Miss Elva de Pno Miss Irene Farrell MUa Anna Olney Miss Alma Thane Miss LJllian Van Vorst Mrs. Walter Greer j Miss Rhoda Niebling *- • • ' Mrs. William Thane will entertain next Saturday afternoon at an informal tea, to be given at the Palace. She has invited a score of friends for the occasion. •r ; '.* .•'"*.'\u25a0" -*.'-•\u25a0'\u25a0 '\u25a0•• -'- Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Brown were responsible for one of the most enjoyable dinner parties of the week. The occasion was informal and a dozen friends" were bidden to the Palace for the reunion. Among those who at ! tended the party were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon I Mr. and Mrs. Morris- Sloss Meyerfeld Mr. and Mrs. Irving Mr. and Mrs. Gcorg« Ackerman' \u25a0, \u25a0 Cobn Dr. Morris Hertzstein Mrs. Sigmund S!os3 • • • News of an Easter party given in Washington holds more than passing interest for local society. The dancing party was given in the capital city by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Richardson Clover. It was an elaborate affair, given In compliment to the younger daughter. Miss Beatrice Clover. There were about 70 boys and girls, many of whom were passing the Easter holi days at home In Washington, and the event was one of the most notable In the annals of the younger set. Mrs. J. J. Moore gave a luncheon yes terday for less than a dozen guests at the Palace. The occasion was very In formal. PERSONS IN THE NEWS DR. HERBERT MOFFITT of San Francisco has been elected a director of the American asso ciatton for the study and prevention of Infant ' mortality, an organization faavlDg Its head quarters In Baltimore, Md.. and which has among its ranks some of the leading physi cians and surgeons of the country. It was organized last November. \u25a0 . • • • '. W. E. REIS of New York heads a party that has l»'en motoring in the south and Is now staying at the Fairmont. In the party are Mrs. Re!*, Miss Reis. Mis* Virginia Rels, Miss Murphy, W. E. Rels Jr.. Jares M. B. Reia. H. E. Jones, Miss Hazel K- Joues and Max E. • Jones. 7..* • •«\u25a0 V • • BERT HYANES, a dealer In railroad supplies at Sacramento; R. B. Tod, a mining man of Ne vada, and C. ; S. Millurd. a baslnessman of Denver, are among the recent arrivals at the Argonaut. • • • W. H. P." HILL of Monterey, XV. P. Nethertoo of Santa Cruz' and W. O. Miles of Fresno make up a party staying at the Stewart. ; • * * W. 8. DANBY of St. Lonls. W.^B. Doile of St. Paul and W*. H. Shattutk of Centraiia are among the recent arrivals at the Manx. •-• . • . DELOS A. CHAPPZLL, a' mining engineer who makes his" home , at Santa Barbara, is regis tered at the St. Francis. • • • WILLIAM T. JETER, formerly lieutenant rot. ernor. Is at the St. Francis, registered from Santa Cruz. - . : • \u25a0. • • D. DR7SDALE. who is interested in sanction can . neries In Seattle, is registered at the" St. Francis. APRIL, 8, 1910 NEW = DATE SET FOR EXCURSION Railroad Fraternity Will Hold Oyster Bake On April 30 —HE excursion and oyster bake to I be given to the railroad fraternity " by William F. Schmidt of the Mis souri Pacific has bean postponed until April 30. It has been found that there was not sufficient time to prepare for the occasion and. besides, Schmidt does not feel that he can entertain until he throws away his crutches. The program and menu has been practically outlined, but Schmidt de clines to allow it to be published — thut is, no part of it except the oysters. The party is to go down the buy on the steamer Hercules. Annual passes over 200,000 miles of railroad for 1910 and after may b«; denied to 30,000 ticket agents, acconl ing to advices from Chicago, where a meeting: of western passenger agen's was held recently. R.. R. Ritchie, general agent of th*> Chicago and Northwestern, is out of the city for a few days. An increase of 6 per cent in the wages of all permanent employes who now receive less than $300 per month has been decided on by the directors of railroads comprising the Pennsyl vania system. This is the third general voluntary Increase in wages granted by the Pennsylvania in the last eight years. The Pennsylvania and its affili ated lines employ about 200,000 men, and of these approximately 193,000 will participate in the increase of wages, which will involve an addition of some $10,000,000 to the pay rolls of the vari ous companies. As the Pennsylvania in December, 190-', awarded an increase of 10 per cent to all employes receiving less than $200 per month, and in December, 190*. another voluntary horizontal increase of 10 per cent in wages was made, the present readjustment means a total ad dition of 25.2S per cent to the rates paid In December. IDO2. Aside from these advances, there have been grant ed constantly increases in wages due to promotions, as well as an increase for various classes of employes, so that with the increase in wages th-? cost of labor to the Pennsylvania sys tem for the year 1910 will be more than 33 per cent greater than in 130::. .W. G. Berkheiser of the Xew York Central lines, who nas been vlsitiner at Frackville. Pa., for the last thre* weeks, has returned to thi3 city. J. Lj.' McLean, formerly agent of the Alton at St. Louis, has been appointed advertising and- excursion agent for the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago inter urban. A. S. Hughes, general traffic manager of the Denver and Rio Grande, is due In this city next week. The Pacific freight tariff bureau has issued and is distributing joint freight tariff. No. 45 for_ class and commodity rates to points in Nebraska, Wyoming. South Dakota and Montana. The tariff becomes effective May 15. Official announcement will soon be made in Chicago of the construction of a new union depot in Canal street, that city, to cost approximately $25. 000.000. The fact that the project was under way was first evidenced by the refusal of the Pennsylvania officials to give tenants term leases- on property on the west side of Canal street between Madison and Van Buren. Nearly all of the leases- in this territory have ex pired or are about to expire. F. D. Farrell. vice president of the Oregon and Washington, who has been oh a trip through Mexico, is in the city on his way home. Philip L. McManus. formerly division superintendent of the Southern, has been appointed a trainmaster for the Chicago and Alton, southern division, with headquarters at Sprlnsfleld 111., succeeding F. L. Corbett. transferred. Sam Nash, general agent of the Texas and Pacific at Los Angeles, Is In the city for a few days. W. S. Fender has been appointed as sistant superintendent of telegraph of the Southern Pacific. Fender will have charge of the telephone service of the company and of- such portions of the telegraph service as may from time to time be assigned to him by the super intendent of telegraph. Chartes H. Schlacks, first vice presi dent, and C. M. Levey, second vice pres ident and general manager of the West ern Pacific, who have been In Salt Lake City Inspecting the damage done during the recent storm on the Great Salt lake are due to return today. I Famous Burial Ground ! The burial ground of St. James Piccadilly, which i 3 being coveted for building purposes, has been the rest ing place of many illustrious person ages. \u25a0 says the Westminster Gazette. Almost the first parishioner interred In the new churchyard was Charles Cotton, the associate of Izaak Walton in the 'Complete Angler." Other emi nent persons buried here are Huysman. the painter; the two Vanderveldes- Tom d'Urfey. the dramatist: Dr. Aken side; Dodsley. the book seller; the Duke of Qeensbury ("Old Q.") and James Gillray. the caricaturist. In 1772 Gib bon, the historian, while "crossing St. James churchyard," stumbled and sprained . his foot and humorously wrote: "The punishment of my sins has at length overtaken me." s ;,-.'- HTTGO D. KEJX, formerly a poUce commis sioner, came over from Tiburon yesterday wJth Mrs. KeU aad took apartments at the St. Francis. THOMAS J. BAKBOTO. 1 mining man of Shasta. Is aiaons the recent arrivals at tn* D. B. PLTJMXS, manager of the Hotel Green at Pasadena. 1, at the Fairmont with, Mrs. Pta mer. • • • SENATOB THOMAS KEAHtfS of Salt Lake Is among the recent arrivals st the St. Francis. \u25a0\u25a0• • • W. W. WISHO2T. a mining man of Austin. Nev.. 1* staying at the Palace with Mrs. Wiahon. • • • "W. M. WILEY, who Is interested la beet sagar at Holly. C 010... Is registered at the Palace. • • • A. T. ALBERTSO3I. a banker of Tacoma. la at tae Palace with his wife and daughter. - • \u25a0 • \u25a0 • _ LOKD KITCHEHES. Held marshal of the British army, ia a guest at the Palace. • • • JOHN MoALPKTE. a tlmberman of Dulutb. fa staying at the St. Francis. • • • 8. H. DYER, a tea merchant of Ceylon, ia a guest at the St. Francis. • • . K. McHAE, a vlneyardlst of HaofortJ. Is regis tered at the St. Francis. •' • • H. X. PATTEHSOJJ of.Brooklyn is registered at the Fairmont. GOVEHNOS JAKES K. GILLZXX la a fvest ,t Urn Pallet.