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THE last day of May turned an unhappy leaf of the calendar for
the transportation autocracy. In an exactly corresponding ratio
it was a good day for the American people. -In a few vivid
I hours of Tuesday the railroad aggressionists
met with more resistance on. the part of the
servants of the people than they had experi
enced in all the preceding two years.
The supreme court of the United States
upheld the hands of the interstate commerce commission in two
cases involving the commission's reduction of rates promulgated by
the carriers. The senate agreed to put the burden of proof in rate
increase cases upon the railroads. President Taft threw the trans
portation moguls into a rage and the manipulators of aqueous stocks
into a panic by accepting the carrier combine's long standing chal
lenge to battle. The president forced a fight in the open by formally
charging the lines in the Western traffic association with conspiracy
and enjoining them from putting into effect tlfe freight increases
A Bad Day
for the
Traffic Moguls
1
The action of the senate in the matter of amendment to the
railroad bill was significant. The decisions of the supreme court
were of tremendous importance to the people. By two sweeping
opinions the court of last resort affirmed for all time the interstate
commerce, commission's power effectively, to regulate freight rates
by ordering reductions in tariffs promulgated by the carriers. These
were great victories for the people. Infinitely greater, . however,
was President Taft's decision to take his foot off the soft pedal and
play war music in the enemy's own territory. •
The - president's action was a most unwelcome < shock -to the
railroad magnates: who for months had confidently counted- upon
executive abstention from anything partaking of .rough" retaliatory
warfare. As was to have been expected, the burden, of 'the carriers'
first plaint was/conspiracy, perversion of facts, .popular; deception
and irresponsible demagoguery." ! These plaints were preceded, how
ever, by unequivocal declarations of war to Ithe, knife. President
Ripley of the Santa Fe was among the first to. declare that the rail
roads would fight the government to the limit of their tremendous
resources. In substantiation of his allegations of grievous injury
President Ripley is quoted as saying:' "The shippers who have
attended meetings to protest against- the advance have no personal
knowledge of the subject. They tiave been deceived by the ring
leaders of the movement, who have. distorted the facts and" juggled
Ripley proceeded to do some figure juggling himself in an
attempt to show that the railroads' earnings were being scaled down
to a ruinous point and in a manner to make necessary betterments
virtually impossible. President Ripley's conspiracy plaint ' is the
defense of every sleek rascal brought to judgment. The changes
have been incessantly rung upon the "necessary betterment" argu
ment since the inception of the people's fight for fair tariffs. •
The radical change in President Taft's attitude is properly : a
source for national" congratulation. Apparently he has found that
his' old fashioned methods would avail him nothing in the fight
against the carriers. The president had a. conventional program
for the enactment of remedial legislation without any marked public
stir. The carriers and their congressional allies have forced him to
proceed against the transportation trust in a manner that is undoubt
edly repugnant to his well settled habit of mind. The carriers
threw down- the gage of open battle by defiantly scheduling com
prehensive increases in- tariffs- on twenty-five midcountry lines.
President Taft has been obliged ' to accept the challenge. It is
better so. The time is ripe— has long-been ripe— for determination
of the question of national domination. . Fighting in the open now
with the government and the people making common cause, we may
decide whether the people or the transportation interests are to
rule this land. . : ;
THIS place, habituated and addicted to a certain cheerfulnessof
disposition, is made nota little more optimistic by the return to it
of E. O. McCormick, the finest intangible assert 'of the Southern
Pacific company. The fact that he has come
to stay -broadens. San. Francisco's: smile of
welcome and puts a brighter: polish on the
sunshine. He brings back; more : pf railroad
rank than he had when* he said. us goodby, but
\u25a0a^^ssßSSOßm'- ,o call him "Glad Hand Mac." It isfa title to
which a man must be born, beside and aboVe any achieved or acquired
greatness.. By that name he is welcomed, the Grand blaster of the
Universal Order of Goodfellowship come again to the place where he
belongs. - \u25a0\u25a0- - \u25a0&': :'-- - - - -~-^— ,-- -
By Way
of Welcome to
"Glad Hand Mac"
The gladness of Mr. McCormick's famous hand is matched-'and
equaled by the gladness. of the hand here put :- ; out-'tp him^ in greeting.
He can not be half as pleased as we are. It is good to have him back:
The magic of his radiant personality will make slowtrains seem fasted
and high rates lower. With his presence bestowed on the right side
of the Sierra the snowsheds cease to be a dismal Galley of traffic ) and
the jerkwater branchlinc train takes on the seeming of* the Overland
Limited. Everything, after 'all, : is ; as j^ou look at it ; but : there is 'a
good deal in the way you are looked at. When Mr. McGorniick turns
his eyes and his smile upon a grouch it runs away and hides , He is
at once antidote and panacea for the meanest ill .that -the spirit is
heir to, which is grumpiness. If you have the blues, send for p6ctbr
McQ>rmick. • : ;
Aforetime the Southern Pacific company was accused' of main- 1
iaining a bureaufor the .creation oi enemies. It:was Mr. McGonnick
who was sent out here to remove and^destroy that^unpleasaat >f article
of office furniture. He promptly... accomplished that; '-task with liis
left hand, expending his joyous \u25a0 figHt^ to all ..California with;^iich. pur- :
pose and effect that before it knew what; had happened (th£ traveling
publjc had forgotten to speak of the railroad company^ with^bad
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
language: Such is the wizardry of the glad hand when it does the
bidding of a kind heart and a wise head. The railroad which \u25a0numbers
among its captains men with hands and heads and hearts of that kind
does not need to do politics in self-protection.
Things have been infinitely better for the Southern Pacific and
for the people it serves since "Glad Hand '-Mac" first; came here. He
pioneered the way for thenew order of railroading in these parts-arid
now he comes back to finish up the job." May he take root in this soil
and grow up in gladsomeness among us. \Ve can afford to be good
to his kind of people.
ALL California is intensely interested in and appreciative of the
fight against the fish trus£. -So much is evidenced by the
press of the state.- The; newspapers of California exhibit the
iveliest interest in the: investigation which
ed up to the indictment of the members of
he; fish trust. : They are aUmit ,in 'upholding
he hands of District Attorney Fickert in Ill's
:ffort to secure convictions. The prosecution
of . the fish ; trust is by ; no means ah exclusively local matter; ' The
operations of the combine we're directed in Sail Francisco. " It is
the local machinery of. the law: that has been invoked on behalf; of
the. people, but the. effects of the fish trust's operations were and
are felt in virtually every community; in northern "? Calif ornia and by
thousands outside the state. The tribute levied by the San Fran
cisco fish trust has been paid in part by the people of the east/who
have been compelled to look to us for some varieties" of fish.
The experiences of the Monterey bay fishermen show that our
own helpless fishermen were not the only producers who felt the
blight of the trust. The tentacles; of the combine left. no source o£
extortionate : profit untouched. \u25a0 Nor was it content with out
rageous exhibitions of its power to force starvation bargains, upon
the poor fisherman. The investigation conducted by -The Call at
Santa Cruz : disclosed /deliberate robbery as a fish trust supplement
to its noncbmpetitive bargaining. After forcing the fishermen* to
agree to a priceof about one-fourth its selling price in; San \u25a0Francisco
and receiving the fish, tlie trust arbitrarily refused- to": settle except
on a .50 per cent basis and threatened the bilked fishermen with'the
dreaded blacklist.
The temper of the, people and the press of the state is fairly
expressed by the Redding Courier-Free Press; fromTwliich we quote :
The case againstithe fish trustisxlean cut arid convincing. The good
results from breaking iip the'trustshould-reach far and benefit' the people
qf the whole state. \u25a0;'-\u25a0', : - , . \u25a0". -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 :<
Not bnlyidoes'the trust control^the fish prices of San Francisco, Oak
land and bay cities.but even; of the interior.; But the exemplary benefits
should go still furtherand cause other unlawful combinations- controlling
foodstuffs to make a general* reduction in prices. .
/ ' The Call deserves thejthanks of the people.for its'work in^ collecting
evidence againstrltheifishmen. Its co-operation has' been of incalculable
assistance to the ; district attorney's office, ; says District Attorney r Charles
• • M. Fickert of San Francisco. L \u25a0 : -\u25a0*'.•\u25a0 .-]-.,'
In : : his prosecution of tlie Sari Francisco" fish trust, District
Attorney Fickert^is: making a fight for 'law^ arid formal 1^ the people;
He is • entitled-; to the unanimous support which the public of the
state has been'quicktogive-him.- ; - . : --:
The People's
Fight Against
the Fish Trust
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fip HE advocates of the income tax amendment to the federal
I v constitution .are; not discouraged by the refusal "of New? York
x and some' ; .other_ states toj ratify tlieVrjropositibn^ : . An adverse
vote b^va; state legislature is: not. final and
r.such legislative action- ashas;been taken tip to
[date may be-regafded ; as^;prematui4, in the
_sense ; that there haslbeen asyet no: expression
popular, will on th^e. subject. -Senator
Borah^of Idaho is one: of; the, most \u25a0earnest^supporters of tiie amencl^
ment, and, He explainsHhe situation thus: .' -
Prospects
of the Income
Tax Amendment
1 tliink,the ' constitutional ; amendment "will be '•'\u25a0adopted.- I maintain
we •have: all eternity in which to do" this. .New /York Twill adopt itibefore
the;. tight is over:. The- action ;thc" other, day by • \vhich<th"e "New AYork
legislature; refused tby/;bne ; i votei' to .take; it = up is not^ final.:- It 'will' be
brougH^up.againand ,^
. . TheT amendment;; Has »?not\Had /affair 5show!t ; In4thV- states where^ it
has ; been defeated^theiadverse." action^
;tatipn"ofahe^matter^andyargely ? cb3;cause};df a misconception' as; to"' the
effect -of the, amendment.'-- There is c ho doubt" in.niyTmiridv that . Governor
"Hughes': messageycontinues^to ibe:'a ; big, obstacle :iri»;the' way ;of ift
adoption,; alth^ug^histbbjectiprfVas = a : legal has \ been
sipated. Juit-the^sarne^his^message) furnished; a? povveHul?club^f6r7thbse :
.who Averc f against5the<idea: .y. "\. ;>^ * ; ''-.:.: v '.' ";"A.-x\' " : \u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0'. \u25a0:.. '^'\u25a0 7^
/;' We expected^tHat|New York, Pennlylvania and^the^New England
states; would ; be against^theiamendment^ 7 ButHweUiave; hot <b*egun Tour
fightXffcit'.yet^:We^hayeHclt. all ; along; thatlitLwcmld^be'^necessary to
make lav systematic-lcampaigh forj the :;meas¥re;Vand-%e%willv r tak'erup ; -.this
. fight rduririg"tlie/coming;:falj:-t'''* : ;^v \u25a0 .;- ;; ; "[ '.;;•• •• :;' -'-. .', •'\u25a0\u25a0"; "'\u25a0\u25a0 ."• '\u25a0--\u25a0 :;; ' » ,
/The most ; powerful Vfofcej^eHind-tW
rn\)re ; revenue lis^.^l^n^edefe^Neit^
corporation, tax- has brought, in revenue sufficient -to- wipe out the
deficit;^ and -the^promised;, measures} of \ economy • and
iiaye disastrously fallen by'^^^^^^^|^^^^^^^^^ra|
this direction ha^^^^^^^|b'ut : iutjie [email protected]^ti^insinoerSf
Moreover, the. cbrporation.taxis quite iikelj-tobedeclared -invalia
Blocked
Gossip of Railwaymen
HK. GREGORY,; assistant general ',
passenger asent of the Santa Fe,
• declares that i he 1 - had a delightful
time, at Lake Tahoe during the outing
of the railroadmen, but he appeared '
peeved at times. A discussion arose on
the trip back to this city and several
personsjnterested in seeing that every
body had a good time expressed them
selves as being puzzled at . Gregory's
restlessness. ,* \u25a0
, "Why, he; didn't know what to do'
with himself. He wanted work," was
what several said. by way of explana
tion, but they all laid downtheiii hands
when another explained that:
;'; "Wh£t ; Gregory wanted was a game
of dominoes with Runyon." \u25a0
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: '.The- East river, tunnel of the Penn
sylvania, by, which -trains -of: the Long
Island „; railroad will enter , Manhattan, !
will Jbe in operation- about August 15,
accordlng^to a recent statement by an
officer of the Pennsylvania. O
Notice was received in this city yes
terday, that the Denver and Rio. Grande
had ; resumed operation of the open' top
observation Tears through the ; Royal
gorge. : ; . -, ,
;' G. L. To wnsley,' general agent of the
St.^Louis Southwestern,' arrived. in this
city, yesterday and -opened his new of
fices in the Postal' Telegraph building
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C. :H. Schlacks, vice president of the
"Western; Pacific, is expected to return
here today from. Denver.
|r A..F. Maren, general traveling agent
of the Cunard steamship company; with
"office 1 at Chicago, is "in "the cityon a
visit: ; ;. r . . \u25a0;\u25a0 --. :::<:\:~ ::>\u25a0;:- \u25a0 \
J. M. Davis, the newly appointed gen
eral "superintendent : of.- the northern
dlstrictof Hhe Southern Pacific, arrived
in '- this V city" yesterday morning from
Salt -Lake; City, and at \u25a0 once g assumed
charge of his:^office. He will not do
anyegreat: amount of work for about a
week, i nor. ; until he becomes ' familiar
with his work. and district. ,
r> "E. CTManson;- superintendent of the
Salt'Lake'division'of the Southern Pa
cific,* has £ been "r appointed : general 4 su-'
perintendent of ; the ; Oregon, Short. Line
and of the Southern Pacific lines east
of i; Sparks, succeeding-; Davis. ;•;: T; -• p.
Rowland 'succeeds Manson as superin
tendent of the. Salt Lake division 1 of the
Southern Pacific.
; Paul Shoup, assistant man
ager Jof. the ' Southern Pacific, 1 in charge
of electric -lines,' returned
morning; from Los Angeles.
W.. H.-Gflmmelnian- was reappointed
yesterday, traveling freight andpassen-"
ger % agent": of the "> San * Pedro; , Los ?An
geles and: Salt Lake.' ;\u25a0: Grimmelman .' left
withfseveral-h'undred other employes of
thati'road ; when^a^large^ amount of \u25a0; its
roadbed : was.,., washed: out", last spring."
It \u25a0• was <! yesterday r that ] * the
Lo» : Angeles'; limited, "the^through* .train'
of the " Salt : Lake road.l^vould j leave Chi
cago:f June *12 ; and • that , it jwould leave
IjOs Angeles on = the 'fourteenth. Regu
lar; overland, trains will resume service
the same day. :-i -..'\u25a0' 'r*:
:,/ Pullman <spacej has been; assigned to
the ; San J Francisco 'Office-and \u25a0 many * San
Francisckhs will" go, oh the first through
train ; out 1 of ; Los Angeles. --*
\u25a0y'i John F., Stevens, president of the 6re
gon^.Trurik :l: l line^V: has ; been ' appointed
also' general manager of : the tOregbn
-Electricv *\u25a0>-\u25a0--\u25a0- -;•-:-\u25a0- \u0084.*:
\u25a0The; supreme , court 'of Nebraska *h*as"
handed r down-a, decision J holding; it-ille
gal; for] a railway ; to-' pay; for :newspaper.
advertising by giving. transportation. '
has been appbinted'a.co'm
merclalcfrelglitragentrofsthe Baltimore
and' Ohio withToffice atiKansas'CHy 11 ;: "
:.;-J.:H. ; C.^Clark ? has .beeij appointed a
travellnk^ag:ent;ifr"elgrht'department>'of
thei?Erie,^ ( wlth t office ? atf Chicago;
ceeding * S. "\u25a0 M. jWilcox; assigned' to other
duties.,-' :"'- "':\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0..?';\u25a0.\u25a0:' '.'\u25a0'\u25a0-' " : -' , "- \u25a0 >-:i
PRECIOUS INFLUENCE
• "Republican i; papers /. wh(*Be 1 editors advocate
free t trade "".when '\u25a0 no * election "I contest is :• belns
waged \u25a0< and < come oat ~ f or i protection ' whf-n a
campaign v ls \ in : . progress S' have - precioos little
influence ; I except f. -, for j • harm.V-^San • Francisco
Chronicle:; , \u25a0:>;_.->\u25a0 \u25a0;.;,\u25a0..._ \u25a0\u0084 K -,-.
;; /We dornot/know, that^therelare' ariv
isuch s papers.-- , But 'we \ know^ »ne] paper
jwhich^adyocates^indepehdence^andide
'\u25a0^elfcylwh^nlholconteat] is "jtelhgrl waged
;and*always«takessthe|sidejpfrfservility
'andlindecency.lwhen":atcampalgrn : is ; in
progress. i'ThatspaperJilsJth^e fSan'Ffan
'ci^colChronicle,^ aridg{itjg has. indeed, 3
•'precious '- little* influence except' for
'narm."^Fresno}Republican^:v;\>.:r?:;
GRAFT PROSECUTION
AS NOB HILL SAW IT
Mrs. Florence L. May, a Prominent.. Society
Woman, Writes Nbvelbn Bribery Trials
The : vision of; the graft- prosecution,
as seen through the aristocratic . lorgn
ette iof vtf>e-~ eminently 'exclusive,* is' set
down"';": in ; '^The -
Broken VWheel.'V a
\ novel by^ Mrs. Flor
ence; 4 Land -i ' May,
daughter of , Justice
Land -of the" su -
preme court of Lou
isiana, close friend of
Mrs. Eleanor ' Martin"
and a prominent fig
ure-in San
cisco ; society, which
has been polished
recently." Under
very thin ; disguises
the "main personages
of those' tumultuous
days are ' paraded
through a plotless
tale, but the march
past, has to be
viewed through the
windows of a draw-":
ing room, for, above
all things, the writ
er has aim«d at ele
gance and propriety.
The. rude, the un
couth, . the vibrant,
the stirring, in the
novel are , : lacking.
The . quick, sharp
shout of "anger,
which shook the
rafters of Temple
Israel during Ithe;
Ford trial is hushed
and . its place has
been taken by tea
table battle of a
most refined^ and
delicate order. The
echoes _ of the pis-
Mrs. Florence Land Kay, whose
novel views rraft prosecution
through aristocratic lorgnette.
tol, shot which , once
-reverberated through a- courtroom are
allowed to lose themselves; In the polite
twitterings of society shop talk. If
force of circumstances , and the stage
settings drove some of the characters
to accept bribes, Mrs. May saw to it
that the hands which received the
boodle were well kept and the finger
nails properly' manicured. If some of
their morals were soiled the linen was
not; if. thoughts were vicious the ex
pressions were, at least, elegant. It
Is the view" of the other side — the side
which saw the battle from the heights
of Nob hill.
. For instance, Abe Ruef, dubbed, for
literary purposes, Isaac Levy, is made
out to be the following being:
"Seated upon a white bearskin watch
ing %the blazing wood fire shed its
Jewels over the hearth, his eyes glowed
like a cat's; his slender— limbs were
stretched before hiro with wild ani
mal grace., In fact, every movement
of the man, although alert, was inimi
tably,, graceful. . His feet were arched
and slender; his hands .what the palm
ist * designates as the psychic hand.
The ; fullness of the eyes suggested a
taste for languages, and, indeed, he
spoke a dozen fluently; his head was
that of a scholar, at the same time
that of a sche.mer.-- ~ His bump of rev
erence was : small., that of conjugality
entirely 'missing; yet lower down toward
the base of 'the neck sensuality loomed
prominently. Yet,"as his slender hand
showed it was a sensuality of the re
fined type, one which reveled In luxury,
in fineness of _ textures, surroundings,
music, color, the fine arts,. rather than
the -grossly physical. Few men had
fewer romantic heart affairs than Levy,
yet his , type- was one generally \u25a0at
tractive to the sympathetic sex. As he
sat upon his own hearthstone, he rested
lazily after the labors of an unusually
strenuous day. . As he mused he sang
occasionally bright snatches of song, or
read from the Roycrofters' edition . of
Omar Khayyam,' his favorite philosopher
and poet." •'"
Ruef then sends his soul into the
Invisible and philosophically gives vent
to poetical bromides as he analyzes his
boul. Schmitz. is blessed also with
that ineffable sweetness of character
and thought, and thus is he portrayed:
;. "From his musician's chair before the
footlights, or at gay Zlnkand's, glanc
ing dreamily at >: the. silken attired < au
dience; which laughed and drank, or sat
waiting^ 1 to be .amused, the violinist
struggled -with a cry of pain. These
children of wealth and light joyous
ness, who came to laugh and cry .over
mimic joy and mimic sorrow, what did
they divine "of the. humble artist soul?"
-The villain in the novel Is Donald'
Doollttle, who it is evident is. none
other 'than- Rudolph Spreckels, in real
life." . \u25a0\u25a0. Dooli ttle.":- for fictional purposes,
desires to wed a maiden and : own" a^
streetcar system. Thwarted in both
ambltiolns £he ' turns" . sour and brings '
about' thie prosecution. ;
" •'Dbollttle^was ambitious,"
P E RSONS IN T H E NEWS
REV. EADEH, pastor of. the Calxary
\u25a0 Presbyterian churc%, has ; accepted the iiiTlta
\u25a0';'tlbn '\u25a0\u25a0 to '- preach • for several ; Sundays In, the
East . Liberty fhurch of Plttshurg faring his
five -or six: weeks* vacation; which he will
spend ' in ;th»- east. Dr. ,'and 'Mjs.vßader.ex
7 pect to ' leare * for Pittsbur* . in 'the middle of
.: July >nd, will also risit New York and Phll
:'. adelphia.
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a. L. HEARON, general manager of $he Colo
rado and: Wyuming, railroad. te at the Palace
registered from ;X>enTer.;
CHARLES' TEAGTJE, a ' business man o£ Fresmv
-"- is among '. the recent ; arrivals at the Palace. ' •
W. H. DAVIS, ; aiT. insurance man of Los An
geiesi: is registered at the St. Francis. ,
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HT/GH :L. ' THOKAS, ; manager "of the -Nevada '
; 'telephone " company, -is at ' the^ Palace.
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G. E. AVERILL^ ; an, oQ operator '-. ofy Los An- '
. EPles f - is \ staying. at- the Palace.
FEED • BWANTO2T, a Santa Cruz booster and
promoter/: is at the "St. Francis.7
JAMES IB.'WTO, k 'fruit grower of Son Jose, and "
5 Mrs. ; Irwin,* are , at the TarpinV- ? :
J. H. CARSTAIRS. ' a , distiller of Philadelphia,
is a . guest / at" the St: ; Francis.
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MR. AND.MBS.IF.!E.'BABCOCK of New Tork
fare* guests -'at - Fairmont.
JOHN. B. KEATING," a , mining man of ; Roddies:,
• ' is "' registered tat * the Palace r-,^ \u25a0
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J. O. JONES, • a minins"*man of Nevada City, is
5? registered "at \u25a0 the '' Argonaut! _.
M. ; J., McGARRT, .an>ttfflrney S% of Los Angeles,^
-'\u25a0 is : staying Jat^ the 'Manx.'' '
JUNE -d 9d 9 1010
writes - Mr. May,* "possessed ideals
above those of his forbears and yearned
for that quality -whlcti rendered men
distinguished. Ho
was weary of posins
merely as "rich Mr.
Doollttle, the min
ing and oil kiny.*
He wanted distinc
tion, and he believed
that he had discov
ered the, key."
Calhoun passes un
der the nam« : "of
Crosby, and a very
angelic southern
gentleman he i 3
made out to be, too.
Thus, one . night
while walklns home,
he is followed by
Doolittle's spies and:
"A man from be
>lnd brushed v him
unnecessarily 1 and
peered Impudently
Into his preoccupied
face. Crosby re
garded him a -sec
ond, decided that he -
had been spied upon
and. sent him
' sprawjins upon the
pavement.
. ' Good- nigb.t. Sir
Prowler.' h« gibed.
'Leave me half the
pavement next time. .
will you?* and strode
on without a back
ward glance."
Throughout the
novel he given
the same noble and
chivalrous bearing.
For purposes of lit-
erature Mrs. May
has said no .word of the corps of
private detectives who hedged him
round and about.
Of course, being a society novel by
a San Francisco society woman, hom
age'bad to be paid to the rotund Czar
Ned. The tale would be incomplete
without mention of him. Two girls are
discussing their respective lives and
Ned Greenwacy pops in, like some be
nign jack in the box. It is only for
a moment, -but" that moment is ecstatic.
"And only last night you were as
gayly inconsequent as a butterfly!
Fie!" so says one. The other answers:
"Yes, just to think! I attended the
highest society sacerdotal function,
given by the most aristocratic wine
seller in the United States in honor
of his birthday. Do you see any wings
sprouting, or. any unusual signs of an
uplift? I assure you that I feel as if
I'd been raised clean out of my white
skin. My head rests dizzily among
the clouds. TVeIL ta, ta!"
The unique charm of ,the novel lies
toward the end, when Crosby j gener
ously rises to higher principles and puts
in 'the underground streetcar, system,
over which the whole trouble arose.
The finish- is . smothered in happiness.
The special presecutor, none ''other than
Heney, goes to the Marin county hills
at* nighttime to mourn his failure, and
raises his hands to the stars. Mayor
Taylor>and Calhoun; have a pathetic,
touching scene as follows:
I "Crosby swallowed hard. iHis voice
shook as he replied:
"There are "so many misunderstand
ings through simply not knowing the
people with whom you are dealiils. Up
to the time of th© Investigation I was
practically a stranger to San Francisco.
Since I lived with her and suffered for
her, I realize that there are no bett«r
people on earth than here.'
"His honor smiled sincerely. The
muddy current runs alons: the top; be
neath the surface are other currents
sweet and pure as a mountain spring.
Man is simply human, and not all have
wisdom. We are learning our deficien
cies.. Now about that . underground
system—' :
"The two heads drew close together.
as the men, both public servants, en
gaged in earnest colloquy. The result
was satisfactory.'* ~;
With the underground system, granted
to San Francisco the lovers in the
novel, who, of course, have quarreled,
kiss and make up, every one smiles and
the governor comes in with "a timely
pardon to adjust matters. It Is rather
difficult to place the lover in "the novel.
He has the earmarks of Leiiis Gla*s.
but his mannerisms are those of Thorn
well Mullally. He finds himself sen
tenced to San Quentin and also in love
with two women. He carries the bribe
money in a suitcase and is a "dhlvil" of
a ' fellow among -the ladle's. ,
It" would be a howling: injustice to
any San Francisco girl to declare that
she resembles any of the feminine
characters in the book. '
GZOHGE OSBOTJBXE, the rcteraa actor^ "form- ..
«rly. with the Alcazar; came up from his ranch
;at Fresno yesterday and registered ' at thn
W. E.; ORATTA2T, awlstaat mana«*r of tha
.Hotel "Green, Pasadena, It" a sraeat at the St. . ,
WTLUAX BAYLT, a mlnlns man of Lm An- .."\u25a0\u25a0
peles, is amonff the recent arriTals' at the St.
Francis. .
A. CAiUJJETTI. an attorney «t Jacksoa. Is stay
tn? at.tbe Arz^aaut.
N. \u25a0; M. \u25a0 ADIS, a botelman of Singapore, i, a I
guest at the Palace.
3. 3. HeHAmr. a real estate man 'of Modesto,
is at tn« Stanford. .
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A. K. SMART, a mining man of Grata valley
is, at 'the. Stanford. \.. "" .
£. W. BBIGHTEID, «t tourist -from Panama "
13 at the Belmont.
j. W>:IXCFOm|; a tobacco man of Santa Beta -4
ils/at the Tturpln. '
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E. . H^BTTJXIXYr a hotel mai of Santa Rosa,
-is at, the Date.- -a •- V
at tae art yf|||aßS9RK \u25a0\u25a0-
H. E. CASSIDY, a contractor nf ?
at the Dale." Sacramento.*
W. .3. CHICLE,"- a mJalns man of R«a« \ tK
'Belmont. ° -tf -*?*•""

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