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Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested Mail rubacrtbers In ordering change of address should be particular to srire both NEW and OLD ADDRESS In order to Insure a prompt and correct compliance with their request. GOVERNOR GILLETT tells the people of California that "steps ought to be taken to provide a water 'front for San Francisco which will accommodate a very large commerce," and to that end he advocates the Islais creek project, which will provide a safe interior harbor jiving about four and a half miles of docks. For the purchase of the necessary lands a bond issue of $1,000,000 will be sub mitted to the voters for ratification at the coming election, and for the general improvement of the water front and the construction of docks an issue of $10,000,000 will be submitted. At the same time a v -vote will be had on an issue of bonds for $1,500,000 for the improvement of the San Diego water front. 1 hese issues of bonds involve no burden of taxation. The interest on the borrowed money and the sinking fund for repayment of the debt will be taken care of with the revenue from harbor dues, as in the past with similar issues. The state outas the water front of San Francisco with all the existing expensive improvements, but none of these has ever cost the tax payers a penny. The cost has all been defrayed from the harbor revenues. The people of San Francisco appeal to the voters of California to ratify the further plans for improvement now in contemplation. The governor of the state advises this course, and there is full agree ment among the local commercial bodies that they arc advisable and necessary to the development of trade and industry. As James Rolph Jr., president of the Merchants' association puts it: The proposed bonds do not tax the people of California in any re spect, while, on the other hand, every improvement that is made in the harbor of San Francisco is of benefit to every section of the state of California. The trade and commerce of California pass in large part through its harbors, and it is to the interest of every inhabitant of the state to favor any and all improvements to the harbors. When such improvements are not to impose any burden of additional taxation it must be clear to all that advocacy of harbor improvements is to their own interests. As Captain William Matson. speaking for the shipping interests, points out, there was some local opposition two years ago, when a similar bond issue was proposed. That opposition was chiefly based on the fact that the life of the bonds was only twenty years. It is now proposed to make the bonds run for seventy-four years, so as to make easy payments'. On this ground all parties interested are agreed in support of the ( proposed bond issues. ban Francisco and San Diego stand on common ground in this matter, and both cities appeal to the. state at large for a favorable vote". San Francisco and San Diego Appeal to State ¥ARIOUS newspapers of the east are busy explaining the to them unexpected insurgency of California, and some of them seek to differentiate it from the eastern and middle western movement under the same name. Insurgency in the republican party is a comparatively new thing, and as usual with such movements, it is" inspired by mixed motives depending to a large degree on local conditions and abuses. ut the fundamental cause and inspiration of insurgency everywhere s the revolt against special privilege, and this is as true of Cali fornia as it is of New York or lowa. The Boston Herald, discussing the California primary, finds in the results convincing testimony that insurgency is not, as the standpatters tried to persuade themselves, sporadic and local, and in fact it is based on a powerful sentiment that animates the whole people, who have convinced themselves that this is not a govern ment by and for the people as administered by men like Aldrich, Cannon and their followers. The Herald goes on to say: The ultimate nationalization of such .an issue is inevitable and natural. Not only is there a common bond of sympathy between dis tant protestants, but the beneficiaries of privilege find the control of na tional parties and political power natural and essential. It can not be considered strange and unexplainable if finally a national league of op position to privilege should develop. Whether it involves 'a revolution in the organization and control of the present political parties, or whether it means the organization of a new party accepting the battle against privilege as the paramount issue, a nation wide protest against the domina tion of privilege is written on the wall. Maine and Massachusetts will answer California; Xew York will join with Kansas and lowa. In its out ward appearance insurgency may be temporal and local. In its principle it is permanent and national, and must be recognized. Roosevelt explains that his fight in Xew York is against "bossism." The same thing is equally true of insurgency in Cali fornia. It is a fight against government by the special interests, of which the Southern Pacific has been the most obnoxious, and that fight has been won. -/~£i; In this war against special privilege the California insurgents will be found fighting side by side with their eastern and middle western brethren. Insurgency East and West OUTLINES of the forthcoming platform of the republican party in California are given in a general way. and as the declarations therein will* be framed by the insurgent elements controlling the convention, on them will rest the responsibility. For the most part the declarations indicated deal with the past, and this is all right as far as* ths correction' of abuses is concerned, but it is not enough. J Me insurgents must go farther and identify their cause with -well defined plans of positive and constructive legislation. The reform of our criminal jurisprudence and 'practice is one field in which the now dominant element can do a great land useful Constructive Work for Cali fornia Insurgents EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before and much needed work, and this is promised. But there are other important fields of endeavor in which public interests call for legis lation to protect them from the inroads of special privilege. One of the most important of these is the formulation of a wise and conservative plan for dealing with~ natural resources in control of the state. At present there is absolutely nothing of the sort, and this form of public property lies open to seizure by the first comer without the smallest restriction or return for the appro priation of public property. If the nation is to turn over to the state those valuable resources now held in the public domain, means must be provided to secure them from appropriation without compen sation or regulation. The policy of conservation is, or should be, as much a matter of concern for the state as for the federal government. There are other fields of statesmanship in which the California insurgents may find useful work to be done. It might be well, for example, to create a state department of reclamation, having super vision of the cognate matters of irrigation and the reclamation of swamp lands. Work on these lines, must, of course, initiate with individual effort, associated primarily for private profit, and the expenses must be borne by the people in direct interest. But in another sense there is a large public and community interest in the promotion of plans for these ends'. Every irrigation project or plan for swamp land means an important increase of popu lation and productive power. They increase the taxable wealth of the state and create markets. % Projects of this sort labor under the disadvantage that they must be carried out with borrowed money, and securing the funds has always proved an unreasonably expensive operation. The credit of districts organized for such purposes does not stand high. That is to say, these bonds are salable only at a heavy discount, which represents a great loss of money when payment of the debt comes to be made. Now, if the state were assured that ultimate repayment of the debt'was certain and that the project was wisely planned, the bonds might be guaranteed. With such guarantee the bonds would be salable at par, bearing a lower rate of interest than that which now prevails in' such transaction. It should be the function of a depart ment of reclamation to examine the several projects promoted for such purposes and ascertain whether they show a reasonable-pros pect for the fulfillment of the financial obligations. There is no reason why an irrigation district bond should be less readily salable than county bonds for the construction of good roads or a courthouse. THE business methods of the postal savings banks promise to be somewhat complicated and perhaps cumbersome. The use fulness of the system will be limited by the rule that deposits can be withdrawn only at the postoffice of original lodgment. In England a depositor can withdraw his money at any office in the kingdom, but this country is so big and the postoffices so numerous that the department was unwilling to undertake this burden. This was a matter of comparatively easy settlement, but a far more difficult question arose when it came to deciding whether passbooks or merely certificates of deposit should be issued. At first the decision was in favor of the passbook, but this plan is now abandoned, at least in the experimental operation of the system. Now, the issue of certificates of deposit is not such a. simple matter as might be supposed at first • glance. A Washington dispatch It was decided finally to recommend a certificate of depbsit, in which the amount of the deposit should be punched in duplicate by the post master. But here a difficulty arose in the knowledge that the most com mon form of stealing among bank clerks is that in which the clerk re \u25a0 ceiving the money makes one entry in the passbook of the customer and another in the books of the bank. The duplicate coupon -system ap parently made defalcation difficult if not impossible, with the use of a punch; but second thought showed the commissioners that a clever clerk could easily punch one figure for the depositor, and, .by a little manipu lation, punch another in the duplicate slip to be reserved by, the post office. The commissioners thereupon took this bull by the horns by deciding to issue punched certificates in sums of only $9 and less. They believe that with so little incentive to risk their liberty, the clerks would not take chances with these small amounts. - For sums greater than $9, printed certificates will be supplied in denominations of $10, $20 and $50. By a combination of the printed and punched certificates the de positor thus will be able to leave with the government any sum he desires. The law does not permit the deposits of less than $1 or the payment of interest on any-fraction of a dollar. Apparently these certificates can not be used as a form of money because only the original depositor can withdraw the money. He must do this in person, and, if required," must identify himself, but he will be permitted to make a deposit without identification. The government will pay him 2 per cent per annum on liis money, but he should be very, careful about losing his certificates if he does not wish to find himself and his deposit wound up in a web of red tane r \u25a0 P » * wcu oi rea tape. Complicated Postal Bank System SENATOR STONE of Missouri, who is conducting some sort of vagrant investigation of the administration of justice in the federal courts of this city, is persuaded, like a modern Ulysses, that none other but. himself should direct the .far flung wanderings of this holiday excursion in politics. He is assured of his right to shut out testimony > and documents that might or might not conflict with his purpose, and he declarer that it was matter of "bad taste" for /The Call to publish a letter of intimate connection with the affairs in controversy which he had excluded from the record. Missouri has sent us not only a censor of morals, but likewise an arbiter of the elegancies and niceties of etiquette. The senator is conducting a sort of political pink tea at public expense. The entertainment is not worth the money. v '.'.-.\u25a0 ~ : . The laborious effort to. involve Roosevelt in some sort of inter ference with the; course of justice is; merely amusing. The senator is barking up the wrongs tree- but as he seems to enjoy the per formance* there will be'nb serious objection. We all know what it imports and understand quite well what theVgentleman from Missouri "means when vhe-talks : of:/'badrtaste."c V A Man From Missouri on "Bad Taste" Answers to Queries VOTE BY COUNTIES— T. M. J., Cap*lla. What was the vote in California for Bryan and for Tart at the plection In 1008, not the total \u25bcot^, but the rote by counties? COUXTIKS (57) \u0084- |»g[.%g:- Alamefla 7,110 21,350 Alpine n 75 Atriador J»74 1.035 Butte 2J4G 3,004 Calareraß &tt 1,323 Coltina 1 064 "30 Contra Costa i.501> 3,336 Del N'orte 711 450 El Dorado 202 . 9SO Fresno 1,019 6,384 «lenn 4,743 ci» Humboldt 1.20« 4,221 Imperial 07." 909 Inyo ci 8 ' 5*13 Kern 2 215 •» 270 Kings ' 559 ii tt i m I-^ke -... 628 025 Los-sen 361 551 Los Angeles 22 078 41 45.1 Martera 574 '593 Marin j>«ci 2 733 Mariposa ' 4SO 353 Mendocino 1,752 2.74 ft Mereed ." 1,100 1.'107 Modoc r,74 620 Mon( > 121 224 Monterey 1,616 2.480 J««P* :'..... -.1.330 2,405 Nerada i,3GB 1,825 Orange ..-. 1,911 3,044 Pla^r 1,491 1,865 P'umap 395 639 Riverside 1.374 3,220 Sacramento .: 4,333 6 515 San Benito c.S4 937 San Bernardino 2 685 4 7"*» San Diego....; ; 2 .393 sUI2 fcan Francisco 21.200 33 \M San Joaqrjin 3,331 4,470 San t.uis Obispo 1.351 2.00S San Mateo 1.514 2",867 Santa Barbara 1.640 2 713 Santa Clara 3,830 7950 Santa Cruz i,« 43 2.856 «>a»ta i,?, 59 1.591 Sierra 410 600 Slskiyou 1,657 1.913 Sol»no 2.033 3,115 Sonoma 3.18S 5,427 Stanislaus 1,390 l.fi^S Sutter -. * 652 BP6 Tehama, m\ 1 oR4 Trinity g3l .. 303 Tnlare '... .......'..;.. 2,S2l>| \u25a0' ' 2,742 Tuolumne $78 • '943 Ventura l.isil 1.R84 Yolo 1.5531 1.707 Yuba . .. 902! 1.270 j Total .127.4021 214.398 THE COLORS— Reader. City. As the Admis sion da.v celebration approaches and I \u25a0am in tending to decorate, would like to be adrlsed as to the proper way to arrange the color* when putting up bunting with the national colors. Whenever the national colors are used or flag or pennant or codes are displayed, they are always read from top to bottom. Consequently when bunting intended to represent the na tional colors of the United States, red, white and blue, are used, the red should be on top. FLOUR — Subscriber, Berkeley. There It a certain kind of flmir In the market which has branded on the sack "49" pounds, while other brands arc marked "50 pounds." Why is this? The government has fixed the weight of a barrel of flour at 196 pounds. Be ing a fourth of a barrel, the weight of ona sack is 49 pounds. Some mills may put in an extra pound for good meas ure. . • .„; \u25a0 . . . — \u25a0 • • • TRANSCRIPT— J. H. T..; City. . To whom shall I apply for and what will it cost for the transcript of. the eTidenceof a short, undisputed dirorce. case recently tried in Seattle. Wash.? Communicate with the county clerk of King county, Wash. . IX MEXICO— J. H. T., City. Strictly speak ing. Is the language of Spain that |of Mexico, that " is, the language used in commerce and law? Spanish is the prevailing language. The Cowboy's Prayer O Lord, I've never lived where churches grow; I love creation better as it stood-. That-day you finished it so lons ago And looked upon your work and called it good. _ I .know that others find You ' in the light . That's sifted down through tinted window panes, And yet, I seem to feel you near to night In this dim, quiet starlight on , the ' plains. I thank you, Lord, that I am placed so k l-well; I That you have made my freedom so •complete; That I'm no slave of whistle, clock or bell. Or weakeyed prisoner of -wall and street Just let me live my life as I've begun And give me work that's open to the - \u25a0"• sky; i : . Make me a pardner of the :wlnd and • sun ' And. l won't ask a- life* that's soft or \u25a0 hieh. - . ...-.' Let me be easy on the man- that's down And make me square ' and generous - with all;. I'm careless sometimes. Lord, when I'm ; in .town, •\ 3 ' .. . But never let them say I'm mean or /•\u25a0 -.'^ small; \.\ -. .: .. \u25a0 £ \u0084-• •'. Make- me^as . big and '. open . as the plains, ; :'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0' ;;\u25a0 • T - . - ,As honest as the horse , between 1 my ' :-V;V knees;, .. . .';•'\u25a0\u25a0 Clean asvthe wind that blows behind .": ,r, r the rains, : . . ..r v Free as the hawk that circles down '".the breeze. • r , Forgiveme. Lord, when: sometimes I ' forget: ' You understand the reasons that are : "N"" N " hid, . . . You know about the things that gall j and j fret, \u25a0 - ? Ygu know me better than my mother \u25a0 \u25a0.;\u25a0\u25a0:-.:;; did. ,- '-?.l ;• '.'[!\u25a0. '\'- ''\u25a0-'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 . \u25a0-\u25a0 - Just keep an eye onall thjafs done and •;rC-.?'. said, , . / .; ~/ : /_ , . ' . V'Just'v right me sometimes when -I turn "aside, And guide -me on the long, dim trail ;:.,: ..•\u25a0;ahead \u25a0..::,;..;.;\u25a0\u25a0 ; . ' "\u25a0_.'-;. ,;; :• .\u25a0 ... : - That '-t stretches- upward 'toward the ,: Great Divide/: ' —Chariest Badger Clark Jr. in the : Pacific-Monthly. : . ;: ; I Ke Insider Tells Why the Admission Day Parade Is to Be Robbed of the Shimmering Glory of the Uniforms of the Governor's Staff and Why Despair Reigns Among Members Thereof Colonels* Gold Braid to Hide Its Glitter LOST to the thousands of spectators lining the streets daring the Admission day parade will be the shimmering glory and auriferous sheen of the uniforms worn by the colonels of the governor's staff, an edict having been issued by Governor Gillett commanding the military lights to submerge their splendor within the depths of automo biles, and not sally forth perched on the perilous backs of prancing steeds. Wherefore among said governor's staff there is much unpleasant^ com ment. Few are the opportunities given to the colonels to display them selves in their regalia. Seldom is it that an occasion arises demanding the glitter of their sartorial embellishments. Accordingly when the Native Sons and Daughters planned the parade they .were invited to display their gold lace, the belief being that the uniforms would add an additional splash of color to the procession. The arrangement was that the staff should ride on horseback and thereby give the admiring throngs full opportunity to gaze upon the resplendent uniforms. The invitation was accepted. The several cloths of gold- were taken out of the safe deposit vaults and preparations made for the event. Then came Gillett's order and despair. The governor gave no explanation of his action but the belief is that past experiences have convinced him that some of his staff would appear at better advantage in automobiles than on horse back; and that rather than have a repetition of an episode at the military en campment at Atascadero— when an entire army corps forgot its poise in the hilarity of watching the horsemanship of some of the colonels — he decided to have them .safely ensconced in automobiles. The particulars of a feminine feud between the members of the Honolulu army set and :he ladies of the Casino musical comedy com pany, the prize for the victors being the^ attentions of the officers of the cruisers Chattanooga and Tennessee, have just leaked out.' According to ; reports the army ladies won a tactical victory while the chorus girls got the men. . The Casino company has been playing in the island metropolis for the last few weeks and the show was generously patronized by the gold but toned meri-'from the cruisers while the boats lay in port waiting for en gines^ to be patched up. Between shows the opera stars visited aboard the cruisers and, so said the officers, behaved like perfect ladies. Their pres ence around so- much interfered with the proper duties the naval visitors owed the women at the various army posts, but all the remarks dropped about "horrid creatures" and "forward minxs" fell on deaf ears. The chorus had the center of the Honolulu's stage and kept it. Now it happened that Captain Rodman was in command of the squad ron and Captain Rodman's wife had met him in the bay inside Diamond point. She became an ally of the service women and .prevailed upon her husband to issue a formal, order that during the stay in port there was to be no more entertaining of opera ladies aboard the boats. Whereupon the army women congratulated themselves and an elaborate dinner was pre pared at which the ship's officers were to meet all the reservation buds they had heretofore not noticed. The dinner was as elaborate as possible, the buds were there in all their glory, but nary a white uniform appeared. As a sign of insubordination the officers were giving a big dinner of their own in a town cafe arid the chorus ladies made up the guests. Since. then the relations in Honolulu between army and navy have been somewhat strained. Honolulu army women do not attend matinee or other performances at the Casino. Chorus Ladies Rout Honolulu Army Belles I Untidiness Scored Public untidiness is a national fault. It is more noticeable in cities, by its massing there than elsewhere, but even the roadsides in the "sweet, pure country" are often terribly unkempt and have the air of being made a con venient dumping ground, says the New York Post. H. G. Wells, when in this country, was much struck in his rail roaJ journeys by the slovenly look of village streets and by the ' appalling amount of waste matter everywhere flung about. » We have so long been used to having all outdoors In which to throw things that we are in danger of forgetting how iruich like the neigh borhood of a Zulu kraal we often make our outlying regions appear. Travelers from abroad are invariably Impressed by this and not favorably, while many a returned American tourist, after a sojourn in neat France, for example, is painfully struck by what one pa triotic youth called the "slouchy" ap pearance of his own land.. It is a needed form of public housekeeping to which Mayor Fitzgerald calls at tention. PERSONS IN THE NEWS ALBERT 3. HOPKINS, formerly . United States senator from Illinois, Is registered at thf VnU are with Mr*. Hopkln*. They are on a pleas ure trip of the we«t. W. B. XEECH, district paiaenger arent of tbe Pacific £oa«t steamship 'company. Is at the, Manx.V having recently returned from a trip H. H. TORD came up from Redlands yecterday with hU family In an automobile. 'They took .apartments at the Stewart., • - . • • LEWIS S. ; STONE, an actor who . ha« recently '•'. had an extended engagement' ln Loo Aeceles, Is at the Palace. • , •• • \u25a0 MR. AND MRS. H. F. BEACH of El Pa SO.'* Tex.. are guests at the Hotel Belleme. /\u25a0\u25a0 • \u25a0\u25a0,':- '•,"." • ' DR. STANLEY P. BLACK of Pasadena In amons . the recent arrirals' at the St. Francis.. •/\u25a0•\u25a0" • .'. i H. F. FOXJRTELLOT, a Jcwrlrr of ProTidence. R. 1., is utayfogf at the St." Francis. » ••••-.; • . " • MB. AND MRS. CONE AD BECKER of Washing- - \u25a0;tonrD.;C.^ arc guests at the Palace. august 29, 1910 I c "Airsickness" Is Next Perhaps the day is not far distant when the newspapers will print ad vertisements for concerns offering for sale "safe and reliable cure for air sickness." The Lancet, one of the most popular and reliable of medical jour nals, advances the opinion that the popularity of air navigation will bring to the front a malady not new but most terrifying, something kin to and as distressful as seasickness, says the New Haven Palladium. That publica tion says: "Most persons are familiar with the distress and nervousness brought on by the rapid descent of an elevator from a great height. The nausea caused by the motion of a tall swing Is to most of us a vivid memory from childhood. Howimany can stand on the brink of a deep chasm and not feel the warnings of giddiness and the fear of falling -over the edge? Does the average person enjoy leaning out of a 14 story window in a sky scraper and looking downward? The Indica tions are that the cabin steward of the air will be kept busy and that his chief equipment will be plenty of rope with which to tie down passengers. Per haps he will have to use chloroform." THOMAS H. BESTOK of Lincoln Is at the P«l '- ace, accompanied by Mrs. Brntoo. • ' • \u25a0 • GEOEGE F. KINO, a lumberman of Portland, la at t&e Palac* with bis family. • - • • VICTOR DUBAKD, a minto* man of Fairbanks, Is roistered at the Stewart. • • • PRESTON MORRIS, a merchant of St«xrkton. U reslsterefl at tbe St. Francis. B. X. RZT2TOU)S,'a politician from Chair*, N*. T.. is at tbe BellftTne. W. A. OLASSrORD U at the Fairmont, accom panied by Mrs. Class ford. • • • HR. AND MBS. C E. WEST of LO3 Angles are • piesta at the Fairmont. , MOHEY J. CRAIG, a capitalist of New York. Is registered at the Manx. DR. H. B. BEAXZ of Waahlngton, D. C. la ro istered at tbe Palace. •« • • 3. E.;HAIX, a mining man of. Reno, Is a jnest at the St. FrancU.