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The Pullman people at once sought relief from the order, asking the circuit court in the old fashioned way to grant an interlocutory injunction to hold good until the suit might be tried on the. merits. • This the : court has refused to do. The application was based, of course, on the customary affi davits drawn up by a corporation lawyer and sworn to by some railroad official, probably without reading, the documents. These affidavits are based on a merely formal allegation that. the petitioner would suffer "irreparable damage" were the restraining order not issued. It was the unbroken practice of the federal courts ten years ago to grant these ex parte petitions and suspend the powers of the executive departments for an indefinite period. It was an extremely vicious practice that directly promoted delay in litigation. The petitioner, resting secure behind, his. restraining order, had no motive to press the suit and everything, to gain by indefinite postponement. Therefore all the ingenuity of corporation lawyers was applied to getting delay. : . - ' V .-/ ;: , .": : \. . ' The Pullman Company Meets a Reverse The allegation of "irreparable damage", restedlightly on the con sciences of corporation officials and the courts were complaisant until public opinion was aroused to the manifest injustice of the practice. By degrees it became the settled opinion of the people that the use of temporary injunctions, except in extreme cases,. was a gross abuse of the powers of the, courts. The reasoning was con. elusive and the courts have responded to the change; of sentiment. It is no longer the simple matter that it once was to get a restraining order from the federal courts on an ex parte showing. A strong and substantial case must be made. In the Pullman matter the circuit court judges, 'Grosscup, Baker and Seaman, refused the order because sufHcient cause had not been shown for interfering with the rule laid down by the com mission. The corporation must go to. trial on the merits, which is not an agreeable prospect for that side, as it involves the obligation to prove that an upper berth is worth as much as a lower. Popular jealousy of these ex parte 'orders finds expression in the new railroad law enacted by congress, which provides as to the powers of the commerce court:. • \u25a0'-\u25a0 >. / No order or injunction /so restraining, or suspending an order of the interstate commerce commission shall be made by the commerce court otherwise than upon notice and "after hearing, except that in cases ' where irreparable damage would otherwise ensue to the petitioner the said court or a judge thereof may, on a hearing after not less than three days' notice to the interstate commerce commission and the attorney general, allow a temporary stay or suspension in whole or in ; . part of the operation of the order of : the interstate commerce commis sion for not more than sixty days from the date of the order of such court or judge pending application to the court for its order or injunc tion, in which case the said order shall contain a specific finding based upon evidence submitted to the judge making the order and identified' by reference thereto that such irreparable damage- would result to the. petitioner and specifying the nature of the damage, \ The injunction law proposed by President Taft contains some what similar limitations to govern the practice of all federal courts, but congress has postponed action on this, measure. AN Australian resident of this city writes- anonymously to/klie Sydney Star to complain of many things in San Francisco. Indeed, it takes him nearly a column to. detail all his multi plicity of grievances. He complains that life is expensive here and that the -whole city is out of joint. We should not be here at all if it were not for British money, which he appears to believe was sent over as an elee mosynary subsidy to rebuild the \u25a0 town. We offer some extracts from the gentleman's talc. of woe: I pay close on £2 per week for decent board and lodging— with' two meals a day. I lunch at a city restaurant and pay 10/ cents (sd) for a plate of soup without bread, and from 25 cents to 50 cents for a dish of meat without potatoes or vegetables. Everything is . extra bread, te-'t, vegetables, potatoes and so on; but they do not charge for toothpicks or the use of doormats as you go out. The lunch you, get in Sydney for a shilling would cost a dollar here' at' least. Washing runs you into from eight, to ten shillings a week: The laundries charge for white shirts 25 cents, pajamas 30 cents, singlets and drawers 20 cents, collars 5 or-10 cents, socks 5 cents and handkerchiefs 5 cents. -- - V\ v They have already rebuilt the city io a extent— mostly with insurance money, largely British, or with borrowed money. In the latter case the buildings are not. likely to pay more than interest on the loan for many years. On every hand are magnificent buildings; of 8,-10 or 15 stories, palaces of marble, finished in a fashion not common in Australia, and of these only two or three floors are occupied in each case. There is accommodation for over 100,000 extra people here now, and room for as many more. The bottom of the building boom" is •sure to fall out before long. B3' the -way, their business system here. is " fifty years behind that of Australia. -\u0084-"' \u0084 ." The women dress beautifully here, and as clothes are very expensive I it is a mystery to me how it is done. Walking costumes— -called in Sydney tailor made coats and .skirts— are usually worn during .the -\u25a0 day at this time of the year, and the cheapest of these costs about £8 That reminds me that I had to attend a function theVother day/ and so bought a pair of ordinary white kid gloves..; They' were/the" cheapest to be had, but they. cost me 6s 3d. I nearly fainted!'' \u25a0•'.' Xo doubt the Australian n'pence looks; as big as the side of a house in Sydney, but people here are willing . and > able to pay the price, and there is no apparent remedy for.the sufferers woe -unless lie decides to go back to the place where he can'get a dollar lunch for a shilling. .There is, no restriction j legal orv otherwise, on-liis going or coming. It is not impossible that: he stays jiere because oven If prices are \u25a0.higlv-lie carKearnVmuch^b^tef^'tiian'aVustralian wages. Australia has a-good climate and. he'rieed not' live ; i K Sin Francisco for his/health if he can make or save; more 1 money in ". j * • . - * - " , ' " \u25a0 . . :*: * - '. - /\u25a0 ' ' ." ; \u0084'. *' Why He Does Not Like San Francisco The prediction' that the building boom in San /\u25a0 Francisco 'will EDITORIAL PAG E OF THE CALL That Annoying Moment WHEN YOU START OFF TO WELCOME A NOTED TOURIStAND THE USUAL STRAY . ' INSISTS ON TAGGING ALONG. ; / \u25a0 V shortly peter out is premature in ..view, of the facts. In the last month this city, which is about seventh or eighth in population, was fourth in the tota^f building permits: .Among Pacific coast cities; it was easily first in this relation. But there is no objection to the gentleman's return to the country where, fi'pence looks as big as a r TT > HE town of Pasadena is. engaged -in civil war with the. Edison I light and power; company and" rates are cut to the bone. The city has a municipal lighting plant and its installation was met by progressive cuts in rates as the war. grew .more and more inflamed. The .city; of ,, course., met, the successive cuts made by the corporation and >] in ; som e cases took the ; initiative. 3 ' The result has been that thre light and power consumers of Pasadena, are getting \u25a0'electric current for one : third of the old price, and even further reductions l will be, made by a, schedule to go into effect on September 1. Before the municipal plant was installed the ".Edison; company charged 15 cents per kilowatt hour. After\ bonds were voted to build the municipal plant the corporation' reduced rates to 12J/2 cents per hour and endeavored to secure as many long time contracts as possible at the reduced rate; The municipal plant began operations with an 8 cent rate. The company met this" with a lower rate and finally came down to 5 cents an hour as against'f he municipal rate of 7 cents -an hour. Now the city has made a schedule toy go into effect on September 1 by which the first 100 kilowatt hours will pay at the rate of 5 cents an hour and consumers of large* quantities will get lower rates.down to 3 cents an hour for, 3,000 hours. The citizen's are determined to fight it out to the last ditch. If they persist they .must eventually win. They have enacted 1 ordinances forbjdding /discrimination in rates and .prohibiting the restoration 1 of , a rate once .reduced for, purposes of competition. V: The war is instructive for \u25a0•.the spectators^^and'will-give us some useful flight on the^actual; cost of: furnishing electricTcurrent in con siderable ;quantities^^(niere/-is :^no>d9ubt;': in the world that San Francisco consumers are .monstrously -overcharged oil. this accounL The history of the Pasadena electric' light war should be obtained for municipal use jin this' city; Edison company' declares that 7 cents' an hour is: below costv of production. The city replies \vith the following figures :*"\u25a0/ .;' .;:. ! : ; .> •?. The gross income, of the city's lighting plant for the six months preceding May :1; 1910, 'was 1 543,489.22. V The operating, expense ; . was $22,479.54. The principal andj interest; due on , the city lighting bonds: for the same period .was $9,271.86. , .\u25a0 .; ;~ . \u25a0 '. \u25a0 There was-a\balance of $11,737.82 to, apply , on depreciation or new construction..' ..•" \u25a0' . - -. '. •".>'.-.-. Cost of - Electric Light in Pasadena .-Total . cost of the city plant to dateris in \u25a0 the neighborhood 'of " $405,000. The/ power plant represents- $151,000- of this. • ;„ If this book keeping /-states jail /the/ facts/ ;it Msreyident/tliat-Uiic municipality, is -not- losing '\u25a0 hioriey; while; the ; consumers' ' 'are^profiting to the extent of twb-tliirdsofitheir liglitcbills: -:/ r \u25a0 I ; . ; IT- is given out that the joint committee /of congress that' investi gated Ballinger : wilhnot report, until late, in the'; political i«ri n^i^nc "^f '-until after the • elections in \u25a0"NqyemberV.'.'The /postponement is^not^surprising/^.'lii-i^reparihg its foregone conclusion to whitevvasH'^Ballin^ .ger.tjie; committee -has no.agreeablciask and would, indeed-: rejoice if the; American} people /forgot/ the^vvhole/ unpleasantness.. While/ tlie commUtee-is^vaiting;forthe/liealing.\vaters-of '.oblivion to ' dp their worker. it- iiia^be .wortli^ while^: to ftlie^ pen^picture^of Ballinger;drawri~by;-L6uis; i ß^ by the remarkable 'spectacle ; presented the sec'retaryr>if6f \tlie intefibrAAvhile on the witness stari^ and /repays quotation asifollows: - v. \u25a0 .» " ?V::We^do nbt;belicvc ; that iiv the; history^qf .this cpuntf^any high^officialf^ of the' nation .'has feyeVlpTresentecUjso / humiliating; a: spectacle as Secretary Ballhiger /did during ';* his' cro^sf examination}' ~HeV did /iiot-Secmr able to v _-give/" ; a frank/answer. ; Sometimes he Refused /to answer' at all:; -His :ans^?s: were •seld6m^re?pojisive/or,direct.%> His thing' was so great 'that ';hejof ten 'declined to c'oncede.wHat was' obvious to" everybody.; He_ ::,eva'de(i/ I fand;- quibbled:^ ;WKen;a s document '/was . to^ him ;lie<did^not *heßitate> to ideclare}Ulie^meaning3to:-be/ • v opposite v of • the iv plain v sense/' qf ; the ! /words.> -He .contradictedOhJinself again} and. agaih.\ was /declared so^bad^that % "l^rdo' not • remember" or/^ *'I; : ; do became 1 : a fofc refrain; ; - /Auimes it/seemed;as;if j everybody,wh&;heard ; kn^ -.the truth, i ; HcVc6nstantly>shifteds ; responsibility^'iiipon ;his'-subofdinates.V/ Humiliating Spectacle by Ballinger //iTHecCall has/ nrore^tKan/once- printed Vaauarrexanipies^of^Mr^ "Ballinger's testimony /taken 3.rom>tlie^official^ : tfan^ tjie^ fully^bear, ; but the - characterization /m official /of this/ govern m^ spectacle of shifty aiid evasive dodging. : ' -. " ; /;:'\u25a0 By -the; way, : tHi_s; investigation Jin/i^riginapcppe^vas/in tended to. include^ the/allegedMiiisdeeds^of/Pincliot^ancl thei forestry service; /has /not sb^ Apuarentlv; tli vrc. to 'investigate. : .„' '** j ' " —Chicago News | Gtissip of Railwayirien [ WL. M. ORR, ..commercial; agent of the Queen ai>d Crescent. route, .' hails . fr^m : pharlotte.N. C, and lie was such a busy, man in that town that he never had air opportunity even-t o- go; fishing.'. /At Lake Tahoe last month he secured a fishing .outfit and -took his /chances alongfthe banks \ot the Truckee. . Priorto his departure from the tav ern he announced that he "used to be a ; good fisherman."- \u25a0, He. returned to the | hotel, with three fish, two of them he (bought from- an Indian and the other he .caught:' / But hV caught it" in' an unfair .manner. He -let his hook drop into the ,water and .when the unsuspecting trout reached a certain ,- position directly above thehook'Orr. pulled his line and caught;the fish by the back. ' j \He had r his picture" taken "with the ,'fish in r hia 'hands/ "but didn't dare ex jplain'.how^he caught' It. "Those who knew how' he caught' the 'fish -were swornto secrecy, but an- inquiry 'from Charlotte, N. C.; is the cause of the ex pose. :,/.; • ''.-_. \u25a0/ '\u25a0 ./ \u25a0 . . ; \u25a0 , ; '- . \u25a0.- • . "'* '.' *' : A. P. Michaelson ; haa been appointed chief clerk and generar foreman at the Third and Townsend depot of the South ern Pacific- \u25a0-\u25a0• ; . <-:.* : \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0. - \u25a0 i\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0';\u25a0 X \u25a0:\u25a0• \u2666 •;'• "•' • • ;.•;..- '. . /. - j .The final hearlng c m the San Joaquln valley.rate case. comes up before the railroad commission In -the rooms of the | harbor commission" In the ferry, building, this morning. . . . Lansing Robinson.- "formerly general agent /of \ the -..Canadian Despatch,, is due. in/this city) today. '•''\u25a0•.: \u25a0.•'.':',[ \u25a0:..'\u25a0\u25a0 ;- \u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0 • \u25a0 .'; -* . . '\u25a0• " ' : : - ' C. Tucker, freight claim agent of the Denver and ' Ri&VGrande. /with office; at Denver, "was In the city yesterday. Tucker is. on' l hls, way home' after at tending: the meeting of' the freight claim agents at Los Angeles last week. - \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 • •\u25a0.' • '\u0084••,'..\u25a0 .- •''.;;- E. E. Calvin, vice president and general manager of r the i Southern Pa cific, returned ; yesterday : from an-in spection -trip v over -the .lines In the southern part of -the state and in Ari zona^ ;;; .•\u25a0 ;.:.'; .:.' /.-' ''• "\u25a0\u25a0/, '\u25a0\u25a0 -'\u25a0."\u25a0 :.y: .y \u25a0:•;-:' .-. .The- state board of "'equalization 'is planning a. trip -of inspection" over the Western Pacific. .It is 'expected that the : ; . members of the. : board will |go Thursday. "-;' " -. .' : ?: :-V: -V ' \u25a0<". *\u25a0\u25a0 E. .: W. ' Clapp, assistant gerieral freight? and;; passenger agent of the Southern' Pacific at Fresno, was in the city yesterday. .-\u25a0. -\u25a0 I ":'"'' \u25a0'" \u25a0 '•.- :.' <: '\u25a0'- *\u25a0- 'K'-' *\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0? "'\u25a0* : -\u25a0 "- '-**'\u25a0> "\u25a0"'\u25a0/.•"\u25a0 /\u25a0 A. T. ; Thompson has been appointed traffic >; manager, of /the "\ Arizona and New'Mexlco/ railway "company,- a;Har rlman line; with-offlce/at: Clifton, /Ariz. , F. C. Lathrop.T commercial "agent of the Southern"; Pacific at Pasadena, is' in the city with Mrs." Lathrop. J ;;.\u25a0••...,•\u25a0•.-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 > •.-;.•- •••-•--•\u25a0._=\u2666*\u25a0-.,\u25a0. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' '. - , -' • H.C. Barlow,, freight -claim agent of the 'Brie, /with headquarters, at New York, .is in the city. ?\u25a0? \u25a0 •/\u25a0 '.' '\u25a0 i-*« - \u25a0':\u25a0' * -- . .*/ ;. According to/ advices' from Tucson, the ; Southern; Pacific of ;Mexico will not bulldf direct : from '* Mazatlan : across the mountains to GuadalaJara,ibut.wiU'con itinuedowntliecoastUo Manzahillo, the porflreachedUbVi:. the Central running^ west/from; Guadalajara, v. The Mexican Central is; said? to^be controlled now:byithe-Hafrlrriahiiiiterests.Vso that the^Southerh'PaciflC'.wiirbe^ableito use thati line ; f rom^Manzanillof to G'uadala-' jara 'and >; thence";: to/ Mexicb/Clty.'iThis /wills; obviate f the : ; necessity/ of building the i expensive ; line ' from ?Tepic through the/mountainis.to Guadalajara;- and will *save;^both\time] and^mqneyj in ", complet ing; the I Hne,\ althopghj the| distance to Guadalajara\wlllSbe ; tonger'than by ? di-' feet line:thrbu'ghUh^;mountains:/Man 3ariillo 'is destined, to? become, 1 one 'of the/most / important' ports'on ; the ; west •erngcbastf'of 1 ?\v It? is^the .; port it h roughl which I seaUrafflc (from Los Ah - gelesiwill-reachUheiCityiOf. Mexico and the interior' generally? -V"; c- ->- . x- r - y "" :^:- \u25a0 '\u25a0> ;: - : / / W» : ; R.-^Crow/^ general/; manager" of the Erie iDispatch; *with£ctQlce jat' Chi cago.^ reachedithis fcity fyesterday *ori " a trip- of \u25a0\u25a0^ inspection./; i-".^^.'>-^ \u25a0\u25a0*; ?-. (- -. - .-\u25a0\u25a0 V :/\u25a0/:':-\u25a0, " '-.-vtV;^-*-*^— * : -»-V:->V-;'l.'- 'i-.>.:^/v Jr;lt- was'announcedUri'Portiand-yesteV- ; daylthati.Wilbur^E.^ComanaaVveteran' Harrimah; traffic v experf^will /enter -the ernployjofsthejHiirJsystem^lmthe-same capacity^ tqj succeed *; Harry:* M.-/A*dams" iWho^wiU£comer,toSSanT Francisco with the tof .jthe^Westem Pacific.^Comah : will ; take-up his 'duties \u25a0nrithgthefi Spokane;^.' P6rtland>'afid ; Se s attle?faad,Uhe;Hill.'/North*Bank?.?roud' i .Tniv-'rl.-iW- ;;\u25a0;."'\u25a0 v".-? : , \u25a0"':\u25a0'.'. *.- ; -' 1 : ; l 'i'J-- '"'•\u25a0?'""\u25a0 -:*-: }>-_-.»»\u25a0 .*-. LAST -Wednesday morning at 1:30 o'clock a well known physician was awakened by the telephone, which rang near his bedside, and. in a dazed condition, he curtly inquired what was wanted. A frantic voiqe begged him to come as quickly as possible, as the new baby was alarmingly ill and ; all efforts of both Mr. and Mrs. Newlywed had failed to stop its crying. Although night visits had been eliminated from his practice since his arrival on .Easy street,** he felt that in this one case he might be obliged to make an exception. ," , . It was out of the question to get his automobile at such an houF.as there had been no such stipulation made when engaging his chauffeur, so he called a taxicab and, after the usual delay, reached the home of the anxious parents. The infant was still crying and its voice increased in volume as the physician carefully examined it, during which time he asked several questons in regard to its symptoms and the amount of nourishment it had taken. The ensuing. moments of silence seemed hours to the inexperienced and apprehensive young husband, who tenderly supported his grief stricken wife. Finally reaching the limit of her endurance and in a voice choked with emotion she asked the doctor if her baby would live. • • -* The physician's face was a study. He was irritated and annoyed and more "than surprised at the palpable ignorance of two people possessing in tellects. The situation. was relieved when he prescribed a full bottle of warm food, which, he assured them with much feclfng, would in all probability effect an instant cure, as the infant was hungry. As he took his departure he noticed a messenger boy in the hall* who had been summoned to carry the prescriptions to the pharmacy. .^i;*'. Reaching his residence, the weary doctor again retired and was soon sound asleep, when the telephone bell indicated that some one had something: to say to him] He savagely grabbed the receiver and shouted "Hello!" A sweet, musical feminine voice, filled with joy, said: "Oh, doctor, that's just what was the matter with the baby. Thank you so much!'.' / The telephone bell did not ring again during the few hours left of the night It was muffled. WBr&M : . • • • - .' Several of the girls who are lingering in town and a few from Burlingame attended the birthday luncheon given yesterday, by Miss Ma rian Zelle. The occasion was Informal and the In vitations ,were by tele phone Saturday, when every, guest, agreed to be on .hand at, the Fair mont yesterday to cele brate the natal day of their fair- young host ess. The decorations :were varicolored sweet peas, and each guest received a corsage bou quet of j the ' same flowers. There were pretty gifts for' Miss Zeile tendered with ap propriate, little speeches. ,The entire program was quite in. the order/of a birthday party. Among those who assembled at the round table ta wish the hostess. many happy returns of the day were: Mrs. Charles Mills Mrs. Georye Cndwalader ; Miss -Tulia Laiishorne j Miss Anita Mallllard Miss Florence Hopkins.' Miss Mnry Keeney \u25a0-.-. Miss: Maud Wilson Js||g Miss Lou Foster Miss. Leslie Page Miss Sara Coffin < , Rear Admiral John , Milton and Mrs. Milton have returned .to their home on Yerba Buena after an outing of sev eral days in the Yo semite, and will remain at . the station during the. month. . \u25a0 •.-•• # • • Captain and Mrs. G. ,W..' Brown entertained at one of the recent din ner; . given at Yerba \u25a0 Buena.' " Several guests from town, as well as "those of the service set, enjoyed the informal reunion at the hospitable hojne. Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Dwjght Chipman are not going to Europe this year; as their.- friends supposed, but *'ill fe maln at their country home, *Skyacres," In Marln county, where they have - passed most of -the season.; . '\u25a0: -, ; ANSWERS TO QUERIES .BATHS— Stranger, City. What are the dimen sions of the Sutro baths In San. Frauciseo? What Is the capacity? . . Length- of buildiniof 500 feet; width 255 ; feet;x.the - seating: capacity, of. the amphitheater , is .3,700, promenade 3,700. The holding' capacity of the building is 25,000. / -'i"< i"-' : • • \u25a0 • '\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'"INHERITANCE— Ing.. City. Is ther» as ln berltpnce-tax'ln the state- of , New York? If so, what is the tax? . . . ' -"\u25a0 The law makes inheritance taxable at .l.;. per. cent to parents,, 1 husband or wife/ child,- stepchild, brother, sister, wife or widow of son, husband of PERSONS IN THE NEWS C. '' A. \ BALDWIN and Mrs. Baldwin, the latter -: being .a. lister , of Walter. Hohart. \u25a0 are at the /^Fairmont, . registering. from Colorado Springs. \u25a0,\u25a0;• ,-\u25a0',"\u25a0• V •\u25a0 \u25a0 • > DX. E- K. -.DAItT,, a' prominent pbyMelan* from Santa Jlarla.M* a; recent arrlral at tbe Argo '-.- naut. ' He is accompanied. by. his wife. \u25a0 ; \u25a0 :..--\u25a0 •' \u25a0 • „"•,.\u25a0\u2666:.\u25a0 \u25a0 C.* E.; VAN :COUST,J a f.Loi Angeles athlete who ;/ baa been; staying at the Argonaut, leftyester; .^iday^tojola Jeffries*' training -staff. . ' .' \u25a0 • i • . • . ; , • •\u25a0 - M. HANIHAR A, . first secretary to the Japanese i \u25a0 ; illegatlon < at '.Washington, \u25a0 is . at - tbe Fairmont. .: He:l»"on his way to Japan". "/;-."-:", //-f %. MRS. JAMES WEST, the English .anthores!«, i«i . r iat the Fairmont. . She Is touring the world. ' v-^:-i;-y.::-.y-: :'•• \u25a0 --'»'; /?.---\u25a0 ' ;/:.-', -\u25a0<- ;' i LIEUTENANT D. E. THELEEN, V. 8. N., and . . Mrs. Theleen are staying at *he Fairmont. "Vj, i*c*,' ' " -"";\u25a0 \u25a0 • • \u25a0•* '\u25a0\u25a0;• * '•. : CHESTER : H. . ROWELL, a 'Fresno newspaper 3 man,'; is; staying at- the Palace."--. O. BLOCH,' nn advertising man of Portland, and //Mrs.-ißloch^are atthe Turpin. , •• -. " *y *" '-I; i- *~<- -* • •• i *»"\u25a0• , ; c ,' J. A. ANDERSON,, a GoWlieid mlalns^man. b « -staylngJat the-Argonant. . \ i.'~" 'r -'*i' "*•' _v .\'. • ; - '•'•'\u25a0 • J. G. : SCHODER,' an advertising man of > Port- Z 1 land;' Is : at ;t\\e' Tnrpln. \u25a0_ THOMAS ",W./ PATTERSON, .a '. Fresno capital- . H Ist./is • at ' the Palace/ . "".\u25a0;'\u25a0 ;*'./i'.' ; ,['-i. ';'-'. -' '•\u25a0....«,- ,»\u25a0 ; pOCTOß>LOEß,'; a^l'ortlaiid • pliysician, is regb: ;->--»»« »tt.fh«*iPalacV;*v/^t t. fh «*iPalacV;*v/^ ' "~^ JUINE "21, 1910 THE SMART SET Mr. and Mrs. Ralston White have, extended their wedding journey Indefinitely, it would seem, as they have not yet returned from the south. \u25a0 They have en- Joyed a riding trip in Santa Lucia mountains and- have tajcen their horses over trails that have not. been at tempted before, and on this unique journey they have been' accompanied most of the way. by Miss Dorothy Boericke and Garth Boericke. The party has turned home ward and will arrive in this city . . in a few days, unless their fancy takes them on an other .riding excursion in the mountains. It is probable- that they will reach the city next Sat urday or Sunday, but will notremain in town. They will -go immedi ately to JMIII Valley, where Dr. and Mrs. 'Wil liam Boericke are pass ing .-the -, summer at their bungalow. Mrs.' Ralston was MiS3 Ruth Boericke. * * -'•»/'..' Mrs. Martin Crimmins sailed yesterday on the Buford for Alaska* where Captain Crimmins will be stationed with the Sixteenth infantry. Cap tain Crimmins will join Mrs. Crimmins at Seat tle, where his regiment will await the arrival of the Buford on its way to the far north. Mrs. Crimmins is one of the most- popular of -the young army matrons and It "is a cause for regret among 'her friends* here that she is going so far from this city. , ": % \u2666 • •\u25a0\u25a0.*\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Mrs. William Mayor Newhall has gone south on a motor trip, accom panied by her daugh ters. Miss Marian - and Miss Elizabeth Newhall. and Miss Martha CaN houn. •. The party will enjoy' an indefinite stay at Santa Barbara and will tour the environs of the southern city in the motor car. daughter, lawful Issue and descendants or one to whom deceased stood in the relation of parent; exempt to $10,000. To-others 5 per cent above $500. ' » Et*«EXICS— E. C.. San- Jose. Is there a branch of the Eugenic society in San Francisco? Who can adrise me about it? There is?. Communicate with. Mrs. J. -M.NChamberlain, organizer, Oakland. • • • OLD DATES— A. ST.; BerEeler. - On what dir of the week did June 1, ISM, 1548. 1317 and IS4$ fall? Wednesday. Monday, Tuesday . - and Thursday.' - - : - . \u25a0A.' C. XeAITD&irwS and Mr*. .iteAaAnwn'lat Scotlaml.' who are toorlnsr th« wcrlJ, are reg istered at the Fairmont. • • • JOHN. L. . SULLIVAN... former heaTy "wetßht champion of the world, and Mrs. Sullivan are f M. , GSATTO, a railroadaaan of San Pcdro^ »c rompanled by his 3cn. Earl Gratto. i« stayln; at the Palace. • • • S. A. CR£SSY, seoeral manaser of the . Ufht and power company of Modesto. Is at the Stanford. .".• .\u25a0•- \u25a0 • • HEUxiy B. KUST, a Plttsburj manufacturer. Is at the Fairmont.- " \u25a0 • • « \u25a0 . . .• . ,'• H. P. BURCHEI.L 6t tie New York TimeV Is at H. B. MTIHaAT, a buxlnessojaa. of wuilts. Is ' at the ' Colonial. ' ' •-.-•.. «'\u25a0 J. C. .WAKEFEELD, a Jewelee of Healsimurs. U * at the Beltnont. " ; . '.: .•_; -.; •': \u25a0 « \:, W.-.T. SMITH, a capitalist of Elko. Xer., la at i the ralace.". - : : ' ; ; ; \u25a0". V-*tJ^ - .. .•« - • ••''--. -. r ' *y' CHASLES K. CHBJ3TIAN ; of Sacramento Is at • the* Dale. P. GILTEH, a hQtetnian of Boston, ta «t. tb* Belmcnt." " ': '—'\u25a0 .-\u25a0 - :."•\u25a0. v ' \u25a0• • •\u25a0;\u25a0' * G. ELLIOT uf BakerbUeta ii,at tie Pale.": *. : •-.:•\u25a0. •• • Emory Winshlp did not accompany Mrs. Winship on her recent homeward trip, but re mained in Jlacon, Ga., where he was detained by business. He is ex pected to arrive . hens later in the month, however, and will re ceive a cordial welcome from his old friend*. Mrs. Winship. with the children, is at the home of jlrs. Ma-urlce Casey -in Broadway/ • '. • \u2666 '.' *•'.-. . Miss Kathleen Farrel! Is among the younger girls who are lingering in the Tosemlte for an early summer outing, but" Is "expected to re turn-to town this aft ernoon. • Miss Farrell was accompanied on the interestlngr trip by her aunt. Mrs. James Shea, who will be one of the party- with Miss Farrell that will leave later In the month for Santa Barbara. * Mrs. James Cunning ham and her daughters. the Misses Cunningham, were among, the guests at a house party over the weekend at 'The Hacienda," the country home of Mrs. Phebe Hearst at Pleasanton. Mrs. Cunningham. ..and her charming daughters are being constantly en tertained during the last days of their visit here, "and their friends regret that they have definitely decided to leave for the east next Saturday* . •' ._ • .• . . Mr. and Mrs.. Charles X: Baldwin entertained at an informal luncheon yesterday at.; the Fatc mont. They are In t6w^n for an lnde.ftnlte stay, but' will pass some of the time with their friends et San Mateo. Mrs. Baldwin ' has im iproved in- health since her last visit to the city and is quite her charm ing self again. She will ,be entertained at sev eral Informal affairs dur ing her . visit in town and at Burlingame.