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The San Francisco Call JOHN D. SPRECKELS Proprietor CHARLES W. HORNICK General Manager ERNEST S. SIMPSON Managing Editor AdAreM AU C<wnmcaJcatlo»« f THE SAX FRAXCISCO CALL Telepfcoae "KEARXT Bg*— Aafc *°r The Call. The Operator Will Connect Yon XTUSi the Department Yon Wl»h BUSINESS OFFTCS nnd EDITORIAL, ROOMS Market and Third Streets Open Until 11 o'clock Every Xlyht in the Year MAHC CITT BRANCH 1«51 Fillmore Street Near Post OAKLAND OFFICE; — iCS 11th St. (Bacon Block) . . i Taj. Sunset— Oakland 10S3 i Telephone Horne — A 2375 ALA3IEDA OFFICE — 24*5 J>9fk Street Telephone Alameda 559 BERKELEY OFFTCB — SW. Cor. Center and Oxford. . .Telephone Berkeley 77 CHICAGO OFFICE: — 1634 Marqcette Bid*. .C. Geo. Krog^iess, Advertising Act KEW TORK OFFICE — SCS Brunswick Bids. . J. C. Wllberdins, Advertising Agt WASHINGTON NEWS BUREAU — Post B!dg...lra E. Bennett, Correspondent NETT TORK NEWS BURS AU — 516 Tribune B!dff..C. C. 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Including Postage (Cash With Order): DAILY CAIX (Including Sunday). 1 Year js.oo DAILY CAUL (Isoluding Sunday), 6 Months ..54.00 DAILY CALL—3y Sinsle Month' 75c SUNDAY CAI.U 1 Ydr $2 50 WEEKLY CALL. 1 Year ! $1.00 FOREIGN S P*°7 - 15.00 Per Year Extra POSTirffl Sunday .• $4.15 p er Year Extra POSTAGE 1 weekly JI.OO Per Year Extra Entered at the Urjted States Portofllce as Second Cla*» Matter ALL POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS £trnp!e Ccpies Will Be Forwarded When Requested il*ll subscribers to ordering char.ps of address should be particular to give both NEW and OLD ADDRESS In order to insure a. prorspt and correct compliance with t^eir request. "I X 7 H ETHER the newspaper reader agrees with Roosevelt \/\/ an d admire? him or regards him as an emissary of the ' evil one, he has a right to know what the colonel is saying in the course of his swing round the circle. What Roosevelt says is news of a very I Afraid j to Print j the News important character, an<3 any attempt to treat him as a negligible factor in American life is merely ridiculous. The former president has today a larger personal following than any man living on this con tinent, and his opinions carry a vital force than can not be ignored. In that view the obvious endeavor of certain newspapers, to ignore or en- down Roosevelt is at once unfair to their readers and likely to bring ridicule on the heads of the promoters of this strange policy of concealment. For example, the readers of the Examiner are scarcely permitted to know that such a man as Roosevelt exists. Like the famous lady invented by Dickens, "There ain't no.sich a person."" His speeches in Kansas, in lowa and elsewhere are con signed to the wastepaper basket, and as far as the Examiner readers are allowed to know, the colonel does not exist. Mr. Hearst has put him oft the map. The Chronicle, on the other hand, prints brief and grudging accounts of the journey and then loses no opportunity to sneer at his utterances. It is obvious that the colonel's existence is a cause of grief and annoyance to the Chronicle. The Call, knowing what the public wants, prints the speeches :n full, and it is the only morning paper in San Francisco from which the public gets the news. The amusing and at the same time petty conspiracy of silence in which our contemporaries are joined does not hurt Roosevelt at all and merely calls attention to the fact that they are afraid to print the news. They have set up a press censorship that is meant to permit the American public to know only what the censors regard as good for them. They are a funny little crew. JHE most important sociological movement in the last half of the nineteenth century was the evolution of the trade unions. It is a movement that has profoundly affected the life of nations and now holds an accomplished and recognized status. Like other great human movements, it has had its ups and downs, its victories and its reverses, but now even those who are most opposed to it admit (The Trade Union Movement that it has come to stay. > Primarily the trade union movement is a fight against what may be called "sweatshop conditions." Without union the laborer would be at the mercy of the unscrupulous employer. The fact that not many employers are of that character is no reason against trrfde unions. Under the competitive system it is the oppressive employer who sets the pace, and the others must follow his example if there is no force to hold him in check. It is an established fact that the organization of labor has vastly improved conditions for the worker. It has raised the wage scale the world over and has insisted on humane treatment with safety appliances and sanitary conditions for the men. There still remain sweatshops, where human life is the cheapest thing, but they have been put under the ban. It is a just recognition of the importance of this movement that the state should set apart a holiday to celebrate its great accom plishment and promote its purposes. The multitudinous processions are far from being part of a meaningless ceremony. They are an impressive demonstration of a great and united force. WHAT has become of the promised "vindication^' of Ballin ger? The report of the committee exonerating the secretary of the interior was promised for this week, as it were, to case the way of a graceful retirement from office, but now come distressful rumors of hesitation among the standpat majority of the committee. It seems as -if they did not care to put their names to what misfit prove | Some Doubt I j About That \ \ "Vindication" to be an embarrassing campaign document. It might be safer to There arc other rumors, even more distressful, to the effect that the standpatters are growing weak about the knees. We have already seen the rush of the old guard to dump poor old Joe Cannon, and now we arc told that the committee is preparing to make Ballinger the Jonah of the party and gently slide him overboard. It is a fact of political biology that congressmen on the eve of election are kittle cattle, as the Scotchmen say. These rumors and speculations of the gossips may. be all wrong, but they serve to amuse and even instruct by reason of the light they throw on human nature in its political manifestation. THE San Francisco Chronicle is still deeply concerned because Roosevelt contends that the federal government is better equipped to take care of the natural resources in the public domamj;han the states, but it does not attempt to answer this statement of Roosevelt's posi tion made in his speech at Denver: There is something fairly comic in the appeal made by many of these men in favor of state control when you realize that the great What the j Chronicle j Really Wants j corporations seeKing tne privileges ot developing the water power in any given state are at least as apt to be owned outside the state as within it In this country, nowadays, capital has a national and not a state use The great corporations which are managed and largely owned in the older states are those which are roost in evidence in developing and using the mines and water powers and forests of the new territories and the new states, from Alaska to Arizona. I have been genuinely amused during the last two months at having arguments presented to me" on behalf of certain rich men from New York and Ohio, for instance, as to why Colorado and other Rocky mountain states should manage their own water power sites. Now, these men may be'good citizens according to their lights, but, naturally enough their special interests obscure their sense of public need; and as their object is to escape an efficient control, exercised in the satcrcst of ali the people of the country, they clamor to be put under the EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL A Quiet Week in California state instead of under the nation. If we are foolish enough to grant their requests, we shall have ourselves to blame when we wake up and find that we have permitted another privilege to intrench itself and another portion of what should be kept for the public good to be turned over to individuals for purposes of private enrichment. The Call favors state control for these resources if proper machinery for their protection Were provided. It is because* there is no such machinery and no sort of protection provided by the state that the Chronicle favors the demise of these resources by the federal to the local governments. Before we ask the nation to turn over these rights and properties we must be in a position to show that we can take care of them. When that happens the Chronicle will not want them. » . The Chronicle wants everything wide open for the water power grabbers, and this is the present condition so far as these resources are controlled by the state of California. THE automobile has subdued the mountains, so to speak, and has attacked the last stronghold of the picturesque but extremely uncomfortable stage coach. Indeed, the road The Doom of the Stage Driver auto can go where the stage coach dares not venture. In the east the. use of the' auto for touring mountain regions is more advanced than on this coast, and a New England contemporary gives some account of the process of evolution in this wise: In towns where the first venturesome autoist was a hardy stranger 10 years ago livery stable keepers now maintain public machines. Eco nomically it is to their advantage and to the advantage of the visitors • as well. The old time mountain wagon with its, four or six horses h#d limitations which became very evident when a party essayed a long drive to any one of the many attractions among the mountains. There and back was about the limit of the stoutest teams driven over mountain roads for 20 miles in one direction and an equal distance on return. That was a day's work, and the earnings of a mountain wagon contrib uted but a small profit on the capital invested. To the automobile 20 miles and return is as nothing. A well constructed machine easily makes \u25a0 three such -traps in a day and, well" patronized, in one season earns a great proportion of its first, cost. The effective range of the auto is far greater than that of the stage coach, which is wholly dependent on an elaborately planned system of relay stations. The road machine for the most part is able to carry its own supplies or can obtain them readily on the journey. \u25a0 sj * It is the doom of the stage driver, about whom<so much western romance. has grown up. He must give place to the chauffeur. 1T need be no cause for surprise that the Pullman company should be accused of seeking to shield the -members of the" Illinois legislature charged with accepting bribes. There is nothing in Pullman Cofnpany Defies the Law ance with the law. The Chicago Tribune tells us: . The Pullman car company threw a protecting shield yesterday in front of Legislator Lce^O'Neil Browne, refusing to aid the prosecution with documentary evidence demanded by State Attorney Wayrhan in the bribery trial before Judge Kersten. Following, the disclosed readiness of the Illinois Central railroad -to help the accused' minority leader, the coincidence caused the county prosecutor -to adopt drastic compul sion by haling the Pullman officials before the special grand jury next Tuesday. ' x > By a suggestive" coincidence the chief officials of the Pullman company are traveling in Europe or elsewhere outside of the Illinois jurisdiction, and the subordinates in charge will" not give up the documents called for by the grand jury. At first they were quite willing to produce the evidence desired, but there came a sudden change of front, only tabe. explained as inspired by "orders." These orders ytfre an impudent defiance of law characteristic of the Pullman : company. \-* j^' "'•-*\u25a0-" .-**> ... •« machine""can beat even the railroad in moun tain climbing, as The Call demonstrated by that sensational ride across the Sierra Nevada to deliver newspapers at Reno, and the records made in crossing the continent prove that the the record of this outlaw corporation to make the charge improbable. We have had some experience in California with the Pullman people and have found' it so far impossible to collect the taxes imposed on them in accord Ornamental Lady of the modish waist. Lady of the modish shoes, Just to keep your form encased In such garments as you use Must make some man work his best. Get out ere the day is born, Come and go with little rest. Crowding night and crowding morn. Some man has to dig and sweat, * Studying the ways of trade, Fill his life with care and fret; But when you are thus arrayed You're a sight as you go by To make male hearts palpitate. I will not deny that I Think you're looking simply great.* Would you know the thought that knocks At my man's heart's citadel When I view your shining locks . Built up so extremely well, When I see your dainty feet In your high heeled slippers go Twinkling up and,down the street Hunting bargains, to and fro? When I hear the silken swish Of the things the world sees not There is Just one little wish. Just one question I have got On my mmd —I would" not task You o'er much, your grace I beg But .'tis this that I would ask: Lady, can you boil an egg? i —Chicago Xews. • « That Muller Incident Miss Muller on a summer day Raked the meadow sweet with hay. She helped with stout though shapely arm > To par the mortgage off the farm; And told admirers, "Goodness knows I haven't anytime for beaux!" The price of corn and oats and truck Went up. There was no end. of lucki She took her auto to the bank, With a chauffeur to turn the crank, Where city men with shiny coats ; Were pawning bontls and writing notes. And later, when the judge she met. Said she, "He isn't in my set." — Washington Star. The Swift Retort The habitual offender again faced the court — pale, ragged/ forlorn. "Have you ever been arrested be fore, .Mary 7' inquired the judge.. "Well, if I have," quickly! retorted the chronic culprit, "it wasn't? for suf fragetting nor gamblin' at Xarrygan sett pier."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Loneliness Averted "I suppose you will feel lonely -when the summer boarders return to the city?" * "I don't know that I will," replied Farmer Corntossel. ; .''When my. boy Josh; an" the two hired /men; sit down to eat; they kick Jes':; the same as if they paid reg'lar board."— Washington Star. ' : -"•-\u25a0 It: Sticks V-VWhat ddes-F eniger call his new ad hesive plaster?" :: .;— : \u25a0•-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - i :'The : \ Balllnger." — Cleveland Plain •Dealer.' V The insider Tells how a group of California burros displayed an un suspected fondness for art by devouring all the canvases in an open air studio. . Jackasses Possess Taste for Landscapes Europe, including a sketching tour of the Alps, decided that he « the Sierras in broken color. Soon after returning from abroad he established a camp in Kings river canyon/ converted a friendly pine tree into a stndio and set to work. The weeks passed, and mountains and forests and stream* were spread out on many canvases. :./\u25a0 - : V - •• • * The tree squirrels formed a chattering and appreciative group of critic j above the young artist's head, and the blue jays rolled their eyes ana squawked wisely about the modern broken color paintings, but it was tne California jackass that fairly devoured the high Sierra art. Ryder was away when six long eared critics called at his camp. I ney masticated the young masters, topped them with a few courses of bacon and flour, and when the artist returned rive burros were dividing his spare c*°™ ing-among them, while the sixth was eating the baking powder, can and [ al.. But' one painting had not been eaten-a "green", one which had been tossed "butter side" down on the ground. The paint mountains were tilled with real rocks and the trees' with real pine needles— a creation to fill the modern realist's heart with joy. «/ kL - Ryder has set to work again, philosophically concluding that the burros have given him a wise "tip," should the wolf stalk too closely about the Society Crickets Learn Art of Ants somewhat reversed. That is, the crickets of society— there are no sucn lugubrious creatures as ants in that world— have gone to the ant. learned her ways and archwise. They have employed the solemn tactics of the ant to accumulate the conceits that are needed to hold up their end in encket dom. The crickets of society are stocking their granaries with -the dances that will be needed for next winter's delights. And at the same time they are keeping their figures trim and supple, which are important features of cricket life. Now that is the fabulous part of these paragraphs, and must not be confused with the realism that* is to follow. -The bare facts, trimmed of allegory, are that foreseeing young society maids and matrons are spending the summer season in preparation for the winter's gayeties by learning the newest and most swagger dance steps ot the day— and keeping their figures within the lines most approved by all. Among the society folk who are preparing for the gay winter are Mr>. Edward Erie Brownell, formerly Miss Sophia Pierce, and Mrs. Alfred Heil man, who was Miss Azalea Kej'es. These prominent and wealthy young matrons, with two or three other equally foreseeing friends, are learning all the delightful dances of the day. Mrs. Heilman introduced the idea. Mrs. Heilman learned ballet dancing in Paris, where it is the proper thing for exclusive women of much wealth and social eminence, to trip fascinating measures under the tutelage of a ballet master. When Mrs. Heilman re turned to San Francisco, the home of her childhood, she imported several fine fads, among which was her propensity for fancy dancing. Her friends quickly acquired the habit. Daily now the six or seven members of the coterie appear at their select dancing academy and garbed in the daintiest dancing costumes — datnt}' be ing used in this instance as a diminutive — they learn the steps which tena to make one supple and graceful. Sometimes they wear brilliant Spanish costumes and essay the steps of old Madrid, and at other times they don gowns with long trains and attempt the Spanish Boston^ the skating and the swimming dance, all* of which are in vogue. Miss Elizabeth and Marion Newhall, Miss Helene Irwin, Mrs. Andrew Welch and others, supple and free and attractive in their smart bathing suits, learned the swimming dance and other measures down at Santa Bar bara while the San Francisco coterie was practicing at home. So all will be prepared for the winter campaign — just like the ant in the fable was prepared for the winter. Only the arts that are being accumu lated with 'the prescience of the ant are in reality the arts of the cricket. ANSWERS TO QUERIES PEI)ro S. P.. City. In the came of pedro has the dealer the Hunt to place his hand In the deck and select sis cards? * The rules of pedro are that "when the players are ready to draw the cards must be given from the top of the pack without it having been either cut or shuffled since the deal. ' The player to the left —the age —has the first say. A playef^can draw any num. ber Of cards he wants, from one to five (not six), after discarding from hi« original hand the cards he does not want. The dealer discards and helps himself in turn, announcing how many . cards he takes." * • • FIVE HUNDRED—A. P.. City. In a came of 500 A plays the arc of diamonds. B holds dia- monds and the Joker. If B want* the lead can he trump the ace of diamonds with the Joker? In a no trump game the joker is a suit by itself and the player who holds it can not use it as a trump as long as v . he has cards with which he can follow suit. For that reason B would have to play a diamond on the ace led. * • • \u25a0 "\u25a0 FREXCH QUOTATION—D. F. R.. City. Read In a book the other day the following: "Je ne te quitterai point que Je false vh pendu." What does is mean? The quotation is from the French of Moliere in Le iledicin Malgre Lvi, and means' "I shall not quit you till I have seen you hanged." * * * THE PENNSYLVANIA—D. P. C. What are the measurements of the steamer Pennsylvania. built in Belfast for the Whit* Star line? Uow do they compare with the Great Eastern? Length 563 feet, beam 6*-feet and depth 42 feet. Great Eastern, length 6SO feet, beam 83 feet and depth 60 f fc v teel- » « « ' OLD HARNESS SHOP-K. L.. Saa Jose. What was the namV of the.man who for many years kept a saddlery and harness store at the corner of Front and Jackson streets in San Francisco about 25 years a?o? j Charles H- Mead. * *"-*' WAWASCO—A. G. Jackson. What is the e»- canedihe-w^,^" °£ th * "tfliet "lmal This name does not appear in the latest works on extinct animals. * ' * CRIBBAGE—S. S.. City. What 1s the rule In cribbage as to counting, as for instance there are four fours with a seven turned up. and four counTT^eacnr tnrDCd ™l* * Each hand counts 24. If four cards of • the same denomination-are laid out \ PERSONS IN THE NEWS • -rz-^z A. D. MELVIN, chiff of the borcan of animal industry lijit the r.Uee. Mrtrta h.« come |wwt to attend the convention of the American • Teterinary medical association., which opens this morning «t the Palace hotel. ' ' * * J. G. RXTTHEBrORO, T»twlnary din*ctnr gen- rral and Hrestock commissioner of Ottawa, j Is at the PnUce to attend the c<»T*ttti»a of "*lh*e American Tetcrinarfan*. * . j • • • CHARLES GALL, representative of the Shuoert theatrical Interests in this citj-, was about \u25a0 town, again yesterday after a two months* IHnes?. ,* .-•;\u25a0• • '• " JT7LIAN BHOWSTZIX, a»»i>tant manaser of the Palace hotel, retnrned from a vacation upent at Paso Robles jesterdaT, and is back at his old ; po«t. : ' \u25a0 "•\u25a0-.' ' * * H. C. KIMBALL of Hanford. G. T; Robla-onof - Chico and W. T. Hon^r of Blair are among the recent arrivals at the Manx. ... . m^mmmg^ \u25a0^r-sr, ' SEPTEMBER S, 1910 WORTH RYDER, a University of Cali fornia graduate and a member of the S ; erra club, after studying art in Society has a new version of the favor ite fable of the cricket and the ant— with the characters of the two model insects in the form of a square each side ami each diagonal will form a different combination of two cards, which will give six different pairs worth each, or 12 points. As each of these pairs will combine with the odd card to make 15 there must be six fifteens, also worth 12, making 24. , . 'V-v GERMAX-C. A. L.. Cltr. i 3i 3 » person b«rn ;n; n America of German parents as cimb a Ger man as one born to German parent% la i;er many? No. A person born in America is an American. If born to German parents. *- he is an American of German descent. but he may become a German citizen by choice and naturalization. • „.,,.„._ \u0084r.»- . „ k \u0084_ t^s^™^**%^^' **> That n^^n^r, „„\u2666 k f J hat Q™in Zth answered Sf <** "aJ °" *ha' there f re man^ «™n»s »h ts* strong and bly s J. ron Ser than those who have posed as strons men \u25a0''=• \u25a0*'"-~-l* \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'.'\u25a0• T SAFE—L. H. H.. City. Which i* proper. *T arrive safe," or "I arrived safely?" Both. If you mean that you were safe when you arrived use the former. if you mean the act of arriving use the latter, " • \u2666* • FRANCE—J. D.. IrrinctoD. Who U the pr«l. dent ot the French republic? When was he au pointed or elected? Who preceded him? Armand Falliers w*-n hAf»>n» «•«.< dent j-nuarv T iin7* hi?^ «f P aent i an"ar; lt ' 1905- Hls Predecessvr WaS Emile Loubet ' i:gg \u0084 • • • ohf, in P ;^ r,?«P T 7 SSabS abi abS c riN>. r- aty- rraat to obtain employment In Seattle or Portlaad. To w5J"«a should I write? d ° "Ot namC the klnd of el"pto>ment s°" seek it is impossible to answer, :• > • • - • • WHIST— Subscriber, Stockton. ls a "*aeak" considered legitimate la whist? It is not. In tournaments, as a ru'*» the announcement is made at the be- Blnnln S that "sneaks" will*™f count r>: cLE \ND MECE-SnMM),.. „ , maWe^bVmeenS fSSS^STYa cW f"r?'«? |» «d«b * marriase legal *ay su'k of tbe nni <"«? J P No to both questions • • '* s^VT'^-B. C, O.kiand. Did S^JS?? 1*"1 *" \u25a0mmnr th * *»\u25a0««»*« «f «»«*\u25a0 No. - \u25a0« » GEOHGE H FATRCirrT-n ~# » T~i ' ' and Mr, V. t?2SI L o?t «S ** are fuens at the St S • * » . " F. A. SCHAETES «f Honolnlu f, at the Stewart With m P"**- Tb*r *"«'ed jestenbT^S the Islands. J rom • • . . STIMSOK, oap of th* pioneer bnlV era or Los Anzelea. is at the r»la'ce. '• • • * *'r°\ HEARD, a real estate operator of Med- Ore" Is • KBest at the Palace. -a \u25a0'.'*"* H * E- NICHOLS, a hardware merchaa* of OW " *t. the Palace wltU Mm. Nichols. * _ ' * * * 5* HYDE» a merchant of Vls»U« ts . mM. recent arrivals at the Sterrart. • • • DEMS A. CHiPmX,, k^ Baa oM. TCr * ls sta *ln 5 «* the St. Francis. vnrTftv t.^.l * * WIXTOS LACXAYE. the well known \u25a0-\u2666-1 \u25a0 resUtered ,t the St.Francl*. «*»•\u25a0* ...... k ««>^s issr* \u25a0«*r**. \u25a0«.