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WEDNESDAY
c San Francisco Call
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THE CALL congratulates the city of Oakland on the successful
issue of its half century controversy with the South' crn Pacific
company over water front titles. That controversy had become
the. despair of lawyers and laymen. In its
earlier stages it was the football of politics and
reputations were made or lost in its devious
windings. From the original wicked trade
_ that gave Carpentier miles of water front for
a nominal consideration, coming down through a series of corrupt
compromises and political trades with the Southern Pacific com
pany and its subsidiary, the Oakland water front company, the affair
has dragged its devious way for fifty- years, leaving a trail of slime
and ruined reputations.
The history of this controversy is too long to be told here. It
is stuffed with acts of the legislature and ordinances of the city
council passed with the futile hope of making the original wrong
right, and giving validity and absolution to a crime. Fences illegally
erected by the Southern Pacific to give color of title, to property
wrongfully held were torn down by the city government and piles
driven on the water front with the same purpose were pulled up.
The fortunes of war now favored one side and again the other
according to the caprices of political control. The controversy was
always a disturbing element and a cause of briber}'. More than
one city councilman grew fat on the spoils.
It was left for the coming of the Western Pacific company to
bring the matter to a final issue in the courts. The. opinion of the
United States circuit court of appeals in the suit between that
corporation and the Southern Pacific illuminated the whole subject.
The Southern Pacific was left without a leg to stand on,, and
although it kept up some sort of. bluff about taking an appeal,. this
was obviously a hollow pretense. The fight was lost and won.
Now the Southern Pacific explicitly acknowledges the- validity
of the city's title to the water front and will pay rent for the
sections in use. It is a great and notable triumph^ for popular
rights and will give Oakland an enormous, boost. \u25a0'" The city will
now proceed to expend the large sum borrowed for the improve
ment of its water front, and with the help of the continuing appro
priations from the federal government will be able to create a first
class harbor with all the modern facilities.
Oakland
Wins a
Great Victory
OXE beneficial result of great importance from the proceed
ings against the fish trust initiated by District Attorney
Fickert at the instance and with the help of The Call has
been to stimulate active competition in the
supply of sea food in this market Already
prices are cut in two and there is -a restora
tion..of normal conditions. The new prices
are, in fact, amply remunerative and are such
as would have ruled in the past had not the methods of boycotting,
blacklisting and other forms of intimidation employed by the trust
been sufficient to become effective. . . j \u25a0
The measure of the robbery successfully carried on by the trust
for a period of years is made to appear from the difference in prices
under the former rule and those asked when competition prevails.
The available supply of edible fish within easy reach of this market
is virtually unlimited and perpetual. All that was required to bring
the fish to the doors of consumers was the necessary appliances,
which do not require a heavy investment of capital. But the trust
was able to monopolize the field just as long as its methods of
intimidation were suffered to go unchecked.
... The prosecutions now on hand have "put a 'stop for, the present
to the employment of these criminal methods of protecting monop
oly, but if these proceedings should fail or be not pressed with
energy and given the right of way in the courts, the criminal tactics
of the trust will be resumed, with the result that our last state may
become worse than the first. A great, deal depends on bringing
these proceedings to a speedy and successful issue. Keep after the
Keep After
the Infamous
Fish Trust
GOVERNOR GILLETT will do the state useful service in
pursuance of his announced intention, to take the stump
in the coming campaign^ to expound. the merit.s of the bond
issue projects now pending for ratification
at the general election.
IH^There are three of these propositions:
The issue of $18,000,000 fora system of- state
highways; the issue of $10,000,000 for the
improvement 01 me San Francisco water front, including $1,000,000
for the Islais creek project; the issue of $1,500,000 to be expended
on San Diego's water front. ?\u25a0'.'-. i
The highway project is sufficiently familiar, to the voters of
the state at large, being matter of general interest, but the two
harbor propositions are not so well understood and will be helped
by the exposition that the governor proposes to make on those
parts of the state only indirectly affected by them. The important
fact to be brought to the attention of voters in this relation is'that
these harbor improvement bonds will not constitute a burden on
the tax payers of the state, as provision is made, for the paj-nient of
the principal and interest out of the tollsand dues collected fof use"
of the wharves and docks. The improvement of these harbors will
be of the largest benefit to every man in California who produces
freight for shipment, and .-the undertaking will notat. the same time
add to his tax burden.
When the issue of bonds for the Islais creek project was up
for ratification at .the 'last general electionvtlie proposition
defeated by the vote .of the interior, cast under misconception; con
cerning the burden of taxation for payment of the same/ r Governor
Gillett will be able to remove 1 this misconception and .show the
electorate that the general; tax payer will;: incur no /obligation l>y
voting for the bonds/ while : at the : same time^lie^viir-prdnibte itlie
\u25a0interests of producers in every, part ; of ?\u25a0 California' by;- adding:\m
Goveraor Gillett
on the Harbor
Projects
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
portant facilities for transportation and opening the way for compe
tition by sea.- , ;
Ji yi AYOR GAYNOR of Nfew York has -been trying his. hand
/ y I at a practical examination of causes for the high cost of
*X living. This excursion" is a quite -different undertaking
- — "7 from, the political .junkets with the same
ostensible purpose of which we have seen
so ; many in the • last year. , .
Mayor Gaynor • began on the ham/ and
__] bacon, trade -and made free use of the scales
with astonishing results. Jars of .sliced .bacon, sold at gilt edged
prices and nominally weighing a pound, .were found to hold not
more than twelve ounces. . iHams and. sides of bacon were, found
to weigh anywhere from one to three pounds less than they -were
marked. The packers then waited' pri the mayor and sought to
convince him. that his commissioner of weights and measures was
not qualified by experience or otherwise. to understand' the intricacies,
of their business. .The practice of selling sacking and brown paper
under the name of ham at 30 cents a pound was not inspired;, they
contended, by a selfish purpose, but was a true measure of public
safety and sanitation. .
To this ingenious plea the commissioner replied:
You scirthat ham at_3o' cents a pound. . I -have; authoritative figures
on the question from ".which I learn that it cost's you less than a cent a
pound for packing haras— labor and burlap both counted' in.*" Now you
. are here to defend a. contention that you "should ; be allowed to sell burlap! *
at the price; of. ham— when; it. makes you 29r cents profit, oh every "
pound. of it you can dispqs-fe ;pf. :
Then .the packers Switched and complained tlfat "ham'was of
a.sHrinkihg- nature and .lost weight /for \age. But when." the /com
missioner produced a "glass' jar of -bacon marked as a pound; but
really weighing onlytwelye ounces, including tlie glass, the packers
retired in confusion, reiterating the plea that theirs was a very
complicated business. : -- > \u2666:'/>;
At least one. result, of the investigation is to give us a new
definition of "complication.". It is the newest name for cheating.
New Name
Found
for Cheating
ATTORNEY GENERAL i WICKERSHAM and Secretary
Nagel are on their ->\vay to Alaska, entrusted by the presi
. dent with tlie j duty of investigating the grave charges made
~~1 by Daniel A. Sutherland, . formerly United
States- marshal at Juneau. Under ordinary
circumstances Secretary Ballinger would be
the- proper.officer to examine these charges,
. but M r. I TTatf t evidently- believes that : the
public has lost confidence in"; Ballinger to such an * extent that any
findings he might make would be discredited.*
Sutherland was removed froirr office in a summary way last
winter as the result of a political intrigue. He went on to Wash
ington and made disclosures; to the senate judiciary -committee
which have been kept secret. It is believed that if these charges
were made public they would arouse the whole country. At least
it is a significant fact that 'the: president has deemed it-; necessary
to send two cabinet ministers all the way to Alaska to examine?
them. ' V . \u25a0 , ..;, ; v
Whether the people "of America will be; satisfied -with" the
results of a secret investigation conducted by" Wickersham and
Nagcl is quite doubtful. They know that Alaska^ holds the greatest
prizesas ret unappropriated^ in; the nationaK domain and they know
that the Guggenhehns;have been active in 'manipulating the politics
and' appointments of the territory. ; They know; that the Guggen
heims maintain a permanent lobby; in, Washington to ; look out- for
Alaskan affairs, and altogether 'they are suspicious of hole and
corner investigations of the sort that Wickersham ' conducted in
Secret Invest!
gation of
Alaskan Affairs
r7ANS\^EPSr 7ANS\^EPS TO QUERIES
. ROOSEVELT— F. 8.. Oakland. What were the
principal acts of Theodore Roosevelt \u25a0as i< gor- .
ernor of New York ? ; S
His. first Important'act was to'lnves
tigate the state ; canal pystem, concern
ing which there' had*, been much ' talk :
about. fraud and graft during;'thepre-
ceding administration. :The ;result of t.
this, which continued during his term ;
of office, was the . appropriation ; by an'
unsympathetic legislature : of ; $200,000
for new survey and accurate, estimate V
of the proposed improvements. Other
conspicuous acts of the: governer' were "
the enactment of the Ford *
law, providing for the taxation' of :*cor-i
po ration franchises;, the extension of '
the civil: \ service 7 to|"r many ; offices ;
previously'^under -the .control^ of poll ti-. : ;
cal Influence <and,'th© /passage Vof /the A
Davis law, fixing; the minimum annual
salary of teachers. in -the' public schools >
at $600 and providing for. proportionate
advances for length of service. -V
.*\u25a0 ':, ' ' -' '\u25a0 i- .\u25a0•\u25a0' "i*y,r'"-* :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - ; v:''.''- *\u25a0 \u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '
\u25a0 DON'T CHEER— *3.;w.'. V..' ; City. Had a dls- :
pute as \u25a0to which * of ' the -. AtaTican ; naval = com- -'".
mander» . dnrins the * Spanl«h-American '.war ; Mid "
to. hist mpn:.. vDon't'obcer.-. boys,,- the poor fcl- \u25a0
lo»rs; ar««, dying.*'. ;w-im:lt?j; w-im:lt?j ; -r . - ..
It ':\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;. was ;• Captain;.; John . -AVopdward
Philip of ;the. Texas," who after ; the rsink
<lng of Cervera.*s ; fleet^called : to his men^
not [as you quoted, ">but:"i'Don't v cheer;.-v
thapoor devils areidying."- :
;.-\u25a0 ;\u25a0"„-».*. ';, '•"\u25a0.'« •. i.-. \u2666; j '\u25a0- •\u25a0-\u0084'. !\u25a0\u25a0/'
V; BLACK -SCALE—AIF.: Santa Clara. .-, What is
used to destroy blaok seal? on ollre trees? '-J'-k \u25a0 /
r ://.TheTdivlßiori'{of «entomblogy^6f .^tlie"^.
stateiboard of ;horticulture;says:'f"Maka*
an.ilernulsion ; of jt'kerosene^oili (150 Jde- 1
grees: test); five 'gallons:; common flaun-'
dry /soap, vonet and fa Vqu'art. erf pounds ; ;?•
.water/, two • and v a'; half.;' gal lbns.~ After ' "'
this; is, "emulsified by.-' diluting "one:
gallon\qfthe 4 rnixiture|in;six|ahdja,half;.
gallons of water'and ; add , half /a* pound •'.
of' homemadefsoap "dissolved; iiira lit
THE MUMMY HAS COME TO LIFE
tlo.boiling-, water to the: solution (all
the f mixing is ; with h&t water) l and
apply, at > temperature of 140 degrees
Fahrenheit." ;;;.
-'•'\u25a0*-";.*.--:'. •' :
ARKANSAS— I. H.. Centervllle; ; Who was tbe
officer of the United States nenate who gare.two
pronunciations to the state. of Arkansas? \u25a0 ...-,
- r T !?e r .e was a. time" when \ there wa s ' a
great controversy in this country as to
whether the, state's name -.was"Arkan
sawor Arkansas.^ 'When Millard-Fill
more was .vico president ; and \u25a0 as - such
was presiding offlcer/ of the: seriate, he
compromised ;the matter of.^pronuncia
tion.';byj: addressing 'one of, the ; senators
a« "the gentleman from Arkarisas" r and
the other as "the' gentleman". from" Ar
ltansaw." . . , \u25a0
• CEMENT-- -Subscriber", Clt.v. :\ ls there any such
tmnßas.niß and>watrr prwf, cement? ',-';-/^j.. .•\u25a0<
I'VW'efstatt^^atGerrnanK^publicaU
says: "Mix 10 ; "parts iof -finely," Flfted'-un-'
oxidized : * iron ( filings ,'and i 5: parts 'r of
perfectly dry pulverized'clay. with vine
gar spirits :by;,thorbugh L kneading' until
the whole ris -a > uniform . plastic ' mass.'
If * used a t-once it .will "harden, rapidly
and. withstand' -fire^a rid (water.'.'; V
\u25a0 SAFETY LAW— Reader/ City. To whoni^ball
1. apply, for a: copy of the law that regulates
*a*ety, appliances on railroads?. ";: : .
Communicate witliVthe state board of
railroad •; commissioners -or •*• the' inter
state commerce commission.
..": SYNPICATES4L:.«Cftf. ''rAre. there any wfit
prtt syndlcates^that' furnish, articles for Sunrtav
supplements? ,\u25a0>.--.-\u25a0 . . .. \u25a0.: \u25a0 . ... V
• There^* are several- in: the United
States.",-- "-\ ;,;•:,: \u25a0;:\u25a0., ; \ \u25a0../;\u25a0;,; \u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0:":;\u25a0\u25a0/ '
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_;FL"GITIVE— A? Q.C. R., City. Is thereTaiiy
bar <to ithe) prosecution ' J of .", a* f ujtitlve * from j Jus
tico who is with ; murder 1f \u25a0 ; ;.\u25a0, ; ; 'r •
There' is. not; ' ' " ' . •--'— . -\ \u25a0 ,' ;
BIG EARTHQAKE
IS RECORDED
Seismpgraphs at Santa Clara
College Catch Heavy
Shocks in Morning
SANTA CLARA COLLEGE, July 26.—
After several, weeks .'of comparative
-\u0084•i nactivity bid Atlas is again show
ing his strength. He shrugged his
shoulders yesterday 'morning: 'shortly
before 10 o'clock, setting in -motion the
seismographs of the observatory here:
A seismic disturbance was very pro
nouncedly recorded on t both .the .east
and west, and the north and south
movements, 'while the -vertical showed
an intense period though not a large
amplitude* .. V -
The north and south movement re
corded preliminary tremors" at 9 hours
41 minutes 24 seconds past midnight,
July .25, 1910 i -• The main disturbance
was at 9 hours 41 minutes 28 seconds,'
ending; at 9 hours 44' minutes and 12
seconds. ' The maximum was -at the
main, 0_ hours'" fl'. minutes *28 seconds"
and had a double amplitude- of 12.5^11111-
Umeters, the largest since that* of ' June
9 -"; last, "when" the maximum double
amplitude 'of both ' east .by^. west and
north bj- south was 33 millimeters, and
the vertical , was- as much ; as* 44.. On
June- 9 two shockVwere felt, .while the
disturbance yesterday caused only one
shock to be felt, arid that barely per
ceptible. . , . ....
'..The -east, and \u25a0 west movement pre
liminary 'tremors started at: 9 hours 41
minutes v2O seconds, followed by .the
main disturbance at 9 hours 41 minutes
26 seconds, and ending at 9 hours 44
minutes 54« seconds. The maximum was
at" the »main and had a double ampli
tude of 13 millimeters. :•
The vertical; seismograph had the
main disturbance at 9 hours 41 minutes
and 20 seconds,, followed by" the maxi
mum, at, 9: hours 41 minutes 30 seconds
and ending at 9. hours; 42 minutes and
22 vjseconds. The 'maximum, double
amplitude of this machine was only 2.5
millimeters, but the period was very
intense. ' '.>; . . \u0084 .
When the solar observations were
taken shortly after noon yesterday ab
solutely no disturbances could be as
certained other than very faint feculae
appearing on the eastern extremity.
ALBERT J. NEWLIN, Assistant.
WAT'S A "3TORAYS UICIDEt'*
Irish Padre Tommeeckbrlde -
Laugh so mooch an* hold. hees* side, "
I nomak'.lieem'ondrastan',
Dough I talk so good's I can,
Wen today I , go for see
Eef he-pleassa marry me.
Den he call nic soocha name \u25a0 , *v-'
Eet ees maka me ashame'.
VPleassa,- Padre"— so I speak—
"l want marry nexta week."
"So?" he lobk'at me-an' say,
"You be bapatiza, eh?" -
"No,"-I sayr "you r are meestak*,
: Weddin'sw'at I warityou mak',"
jSteell how mooch I amesplain
Ino gat eet een hees brain. J v ;
Allatime; he Justa cries: •' - .- .
"Where : an' w'en-you'.bapatize?"'
Den my Rosa's •. brothra Joe—
He ees weetha ""nie,"; you knew,
An', ees. smart as he, can" be-^-;
He. ees .wheespera to : me. "- ;. • S;
'•Oh !" I say, ; for. now ees plain "
Mebbe "so wat Padre mean,
.'.'First ; we, want: da'weddin' .here] -
Bapatlsma,. nexta , year!" -,V
Den da ; Padre laugh ;ah' say:
"Noraj'suiclde,' eh?" *•"
j: Why you laugha?, Dat'sa shame, ~
-Callin'i poor man soochanahie'j ;
'•\u25a0-' Why ees' Padre Tommeeckbride . \u25a0 V"
; Call me '\u25a0 "Xoraysuicide?". :
j— T.- A. • Da ly . in -the Catholic ; Standard
;•. and Times. •"_•'.-./ -• . \u25a0 ""\u25a0' "\u25a0 -; \u25a0\u25a0 ;,-
" NEED FOR CHASTE
V : ; The , Doctor-^"Mrs.\ : Browning/, tele
phoned Jme , tbf come over, and see 1 :her
hiisband.^l-must go at once." ' •
/; His ; Wife— "What "is the matter with
riim?".--v : : V,--:: ; ';--i;r> ' \u25a0;-.,\u25a0.\u25a0 '\u25a0 >\u25a0' \u25a0 . . \u25a0.
- ,/rhe Doctor-^"! don't^know; but Mrs.
Browning;, has 'a' book entitled ; tWhat;to
Do , Before : the .Doctor Comes' "and I
must; get* there before she doesit/'—
Chicago News.'-. " ;c;; c ; ; - \u25a0-;\u25a0'\u25a0 " ' •
SHE KNEW
: "Now,'.: : sald Mrr*Buhker",.who waslnr
structing; herjih the;mysteries , of golf,
"you kn6w;,what*a •tee"is. Now/then,"
the:duties-of-a:caddie^-" \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 >...' T^,
! "'of .:, course," -she . .interrupted,
"the; caddy's twhat v i j-ou t put - the tea 'in.'
I f know \what ; a: tea caddi« T 'is."— The
Catholic Standard and! Times. -
GETTING IMPATIENT
,; Slowboy_"Do^. ybu^-er^-rthink :. your
f atherlwould." kick me but" if : I was to^
et~ask.2hlm*forjyour l hand?", .* V • ;
V- Miss V^Villing^-"Xo. r v But- I'm ;af raid
he will Iif ''. you. don't ask him* pretty
soon."^Chicagb' News. ;" '"• T '
•A-MAN'SfHOSPITAiLITV
C| Mancunian's iidea/'of \u25a0hospltalltylis
itp'tMjp.i?fotHerfin€h^ho^riVrana|haverhls
;wife»b6ok?f6r.'.them.~Liipplhcott's; > M!:S*fl
SPEAR HURLED
THROUGH LION
Steel Tipped Shaft Enters
Shoulder and Comes
Out at Flank
•rr-T l^st the tense ring was complete,
/\ . and the spearmen rose and closed
•/ in. The lion looked quickly from
side . to side, saw where the line was
thinnest and charged at .his topmost
speed. The crucial moment began.
With shields held: steady, and quivering
spears poised, the men in front braced
themselves for the rush and the shock;
and from .either hand the warriors
sprang forward to take their foe in
flank. Bounding 'ahead of his fellows,
the. leader reached throwing distance,
the long spear flickered and plunged;
as the lion felt the wound- he half
turned and then. flung himself .on the
man in. front. . .
The warrior threw his spear; it drove
deep into the life, for entering at one
shoulder It came out of .the opposite
flank, 4 near the, thigh,'", a yard of steel
through the great body." Rearing, the
lion struck the man, bearing down the
shield,- his back arched: and for" a "mo
ment he' slaked his fury with fang
and talon. But on the instant I saw
another spear driven clear; through his
body from side to side: and as the lion
turned' again the bright spear blades
darting toward hlni were flashes of
white flame. The end had come. He
seized; another man, who stabbed hlni
and wrenched loose. As he' fell he
gripped a spearhead In his jaws with
such tremendous force that he bent It
double. Then the warriors were round
and over him, stabbing and shouting,
wild with furious exultation.
From the moment when he charged
until his death I doubt whether 10 sec
onds had elapsed, perhaps leSa; but
What a 10 seconds! The first half
dozen spears had done the work. Three
of the spear blades had gone clear
through the body, the points projecting
several inches.; and thesp, and one or
two others, including the ons he had
seized in his jaws, had been twisted
out of shape in the terrible death
struggle. i^v.
.We at once, attended to the two
wounded men.
Then the " warriors, raising their
shields above their heads, and chanting
the deep toned victory song, marched
with a slow, dancing step around the
dead body of, the lion: and this savage
dance of triumph ended -a scene of as
fierce interest and- excitement as I ever
hope; to- see. — Theodore Roosevelt In
Scrlbner's.
Letters From the People
DEAD HUSBAA'D DEFENDED
'Editor Call: I wish you to correct the
erroneous statements made concerning
the death of my husband. Dr. George
B. Dresbach. He was one of God's
gentlemen, gentleand kind and a de
voted husband, but an attack of tem
porary insanity, brought on by over
work and worry and heat, made it
necessary for my mother to take his
life for self -protection. ~ .
WINIFRED W. DRESBACH.
Palo Alto, July 24. 1310.
A' FAIR EXCHANGE
My. wife is fair as she. is kind \u25a0
At least,, so. she avers;, '
She takes away my. peace of mind,
Gives me" a piece of hers. "
—The Widow.
THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE
."What do you; think of these new
flattapartments?" • . ... . \u25a0 '. \u25a0
: ''.'They; are .real suite looking."— Bal
timore American. "
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHAHLES B. COOPER.
"\u25a0. r surgeon general of the "national ; guard of Ha
waii, -Is at the Stewart. , He is on his way to
Camp " Perry; to " take part In the anneal ' rifle
M. SCHEEUNE, a banker of ; Reno, " i« v it'; the
' . Palace. . He \u25a0 came \u25a0to this cityv to meet Mrs.
T- Schcellne and hi* daughter, who returned yes
•terday from a trip to the orient."
J. EX7PERT FOSTER.,* hoteiman of Marysrllie,
'Is fat the" St. ! Francis. He spent the summer
-V in" the. islands, motorins through the interest
ins places.
,W. - W. T ; SHANNON, _ *tate printer, came do^rn
• from 'Sacramento yesterday -with . Mrs.' Saan- ;
'. non." They are«t the Palace. ,
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OUT B. V BAEHAM, a well known politician of
;. Los "Angeles,] is" at the St. Francis 'with "Mrs.
:' : Barb'am. ; ".',./ .. : . \u25a0-
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CHAHLESLYCURQUS, proprietor, of 'the*. Vol."
-' eano house," Honolulu, la registered at - : the'
f Stewart. _
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KARL KRUG.ja: mining." man .of OroTille, Ms .
.;', ; among , the recent arrivals 'at 1 the • St. Francis. :
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DAVID KEITH, ,a banker of Salt Lake, ii stay
iDg at" the St. Francis. . . •
JULY 27, 1?1O>
MOTHER EARTH'S
AGE A SECRET
Latest Guess of Science Is
•'Not* Above 70,000,000 or
Below 55,000,000"
»y i ASHINGTON*. July -25. — "Old"^
\X/ Mother Earth," like femininity
** through all time, but with far
greater' success than most of her sex.
has defied man to learn her age. Sci
entists still admit their defeat. Their
latest estimate credits her with "not
more than 70.000,000 years or less than
55,000,000 years."
This estimate, given official sanction
t&rough publication by the Smithsonian
institution is the result of studies by
Frank Wigglesworth Clark and George
F. Becker of the United States geo
logical survey.
Professor Clark, In a paper entitled
"A Preliminary Study of Chemical De
nudation," presented a review of avail
able data for the world ot the proposi
tion from a chemical point, of view.
Becker discussed the question. in &
paper on "The Age of the : Earth'* from
a more philosophical point of view.
The age of the earth has always
been \u25a0•• a subject for discussion amon;
men of science and. largely without any
definite agreement among the repre
sentatives of . the different branches of
studies on account of the jdlfferent
points of. attack.
Briefly, the more recent discussions
as to the earth's age have placed tima
as. follows:
Lord Kelvin. In IS62 — 20,000.000 to
400,00^,000 years, with a probable
95.000.000 years.
Clarence King and Carl Barus, la^V
IS93 — 24,000,000 years.
Lord Kelvin, in 1897.' revised fcia
figures to 20,000,000 to 40.000.000. :
De Lapparent, in IS90 — 67.000,000 to
90,000.000 years.
Charles D. Walcotr^ secretary of
Smithsonian Institution in 1593, maxi
mum age.. 70,000.000.
JJ.:J. Jolly, in 1899 — age of the ocean,
50.000.000 to 90.000,00* years.
W. J. Sollas." in 1909— age of tha
ocean, 50.000.000 to 150.00&.000 years.
A>" OLD SOXG REJUVENATED
I can not wear the old hair
I wore sorrre months gone by.
I've laid It on the topmost shelf
With many a - weary sigh.
No lonser are they wearing puffs,
i And rats are quite de trop; < >
I, can not wear the old hair — "
Oh, what a cruel blow! \u25a0 \u25a0
I can not wear the old hair
For which good gold I paid.
Red hair la so expensive when
One gets the proper shade. :
I felt so dressed when it was cofffed,
All little puffs and curls;
But I can't wear the old hair,
Alas for fashion's whirls 1
I can not wear the old hair.
Four switches I must buy
And wind them round and round 154
head
As flat as they will lie.
My face is far too plump for this, '
My nose Is much too long;
But I, can't wear. the old hair, -
v It's* altogether^ wrong-.
> — •Llpplncotf*.
MEETING A2V OBJECTION
. "Any childrenT' . Inquired the ayeni
for the apartment house.
"Yes. But they are still small
enough to -occupy your sleeping rooms
with comfort."— Washington -Star.
DEFIXITIO>"
Mater: One 'who flnds mates for her
daughters.— Lippincott's. "
P. H. COJFMAN of n#d Bhiff, E. F. Williams
of Fr»sao aml.S. E. Wallace of Hanford are
amonjj.the recent arrirals at the Manx.
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DS. FHAXK I. SHAW U amon; the recent ax
rirals from Seattle at the Palace.
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C. ' H. LIPPIWCOTT, « r » a l . estate man of Los '
Angles, Is staying: at the Palace.
united states senator wrwxAini's ©t
.Nevada Is a enest at th« Palace.
JAMES WHXTAXEEt of Gait, a real estate oper.
ator, U staying at the Stewart.
THOMAS H., PIKE, an oil operator of CoaUnja,
is staying at tbe St. Francis.*
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H. ; WITTiarBEaG, ay cracker . maaaf actorer el
TortUad, is at the Palace.
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C. W. MACTAai^STO. a hotelmaa of Hoaohjio.
is a gtwst at the Stewajt.
F. XLAMF, Ia - sugar planter ef Honolulu. 1» .
staying at the Fairmont. •
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O. H. LEHMES, a railroadman of. 3Jerctd.-l» aft
\u25a0the Palace. - - ..\u25a0- \u25a0 .. .- •;
JOHN.W.IDRZW. of Boston is among the recent '
; trrlrals at toe Fatrinout.

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