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HENRY BUR^ESTER, a merchant engaged in business in -the
Mission quarter, urges the enactment of a state law requiring
full weight and honest" brands for all packages .of ; food and
other articles of domestic consumption. The
views of Mr. Burmester are generally, shared
by retail merchants everywhere because they
are made by their customers to bear thej>lame
for short weights, although they had no part
in making up the packages, which are sold just as they come from
the manufacturer. Short weight or misbranded packages are not as
such a source of gain to the retail merchant and they mean a
substantial aggregate loss to the consumers.
The movement for the correction of this abuse was initiated by
Mayor Gaynor of New York not long ago. and he has been getting
excellent results. The enforcement of true weights and measures
means a great deal to the poor people of any and every great city,
and the movement started in New York promises to become general
throughout the country. It is a plainly logical extension of the pure
food laws, whose object is .to protect the consumer* against the
dishonest tricks and adulterations of unscrupulous manufacturers.
The improvement clubs of San Francisco are now engaged on
consideration of a bill to be introduced for these purposes by Senator
Walsh, and there should not be much doubt about its enactment.
To make the law effective it will be necessary to provide machinery
for its enforcement. A mjre prohibition and definition of such
practices embodied in the law will amount to little. It is not certain
that the matter could not be reached more quickly as far' as San
Francisco is concerned by. a city ordinance.
The Pro
hibition of
Short Weights
AT the recant bankers' congress in Los Angeles,, George M-
Reynolds, the president of a Chicago barrk, committed himself
to certain old fashioned doctrines in relation to the 'rate of
\u25a0 1 returns that should be permitted in the case of
public utility corporations/ In a word, Mr.
Reynolds believes that such corporations
should be allowed to make what may be called
j a speculative profit, and share an increment of
value which they have not earned.
This position appears to have been very much in consonance with
that taken by counsel for the Spring Valley water company in the
litigation now at hearing before Judge Farrington in this city. Mr.
Reynolds is quoted :
We have in this country 'today men of high political circles who
profess to believe th,at a public utility corporation never should be allowed
to profit greater than a fair return upon the capital invested, but I am
frank to say I am not in sympathy with the statement.
If a public utility, such as the building of a railroad in a new country,
results in the appreciation of the values of land An the territory through
which the road runs, and if the extent to which these values have increased
is several hundred per cent, why should not the railroad company itself .
be entitled to a relative growth in the value of its property?
I can remember when the first railroad was built through the state
in which I was born. At that time the land in .the state had' only a
nominal value. The building of the railroad, which made the markets for
the products of the soil accessible, caused an appreciation of the- value
of farm land, until now it is being exchanged at $200 an acre. I can not
see how any fair minded person should presume to take the position
that the railroad should not- share in the appreciation' of the value of the
property, at least as much as it has contributed to the conditions which
have made the higher values.
These corporations are natural monopolies and if the principle
announced by Mr. Reynolds were admitted they would be enabled by
their position to take all the traffic would bear. ( Indeed, some of
them still contend for this principle, which means, of course/industrial
servitude for whole communities. The fact that increase of
population follows as a consequence of increase" of public facilities
does not -entitle them t£> tax the community to the limit of
endurance. This is a case where thehuman sense of justice refuses
to permit the appropriation of an increment that has not been earned.
In substitution for this' principle and measure of value the
constitution and: the laws.; allow these corporations' a. fair arfd
reasonable return on the investment. This'of necessity, because a
monopoly holds a power of arbitrary taxation- that must be made
subject to regulation in the public interest. Otherwise they would
be public masters and not public servants. . , . ,
Masters or
Servants —
IT is an interesting fact shown by the census returns that America
has three of the ten largest cities in the, world. These
are New York, Chicago and Philadelphia/ No other country but
*~~1 Russia has two cities of the first rank. \lt may
easily be that comparisons ; of this "sort are
misleading,, especially as regards this country,
because of the recent- development of.' the
U electric railroad and the consequent increase
of importance in suburban areas. It will scarcely be doubted; for
example, that Boston, now rated at 670,585 population, would, if its
suburbs were included, be entitled to first rank; and San Francisco,
if the bay cities and the peninsula /were counted ' together, -would
come close to the million mark.
In a businessand industrial sense all communities included -in
metropolitan area are virtually one and indivisible. They are served
by the same newspapers and have a common interest* in the growth
of the whole neighborhood. The mere fact that they, happen to be
politically or municipally divided cuts little 'figure.. In a word, they
constitute a single market. \u25a0:'.'\u25a0 •. * \u25a0'. :'\u25a0**/:
The striking development of trolley .car lines has -had an
incidental effect of an important character on the cost of living. ; The
consequent spread of the ' suburbs^Kas driven "the. market gardens (to
a considerable distance from the centers' of 'population. Sari
Francisco feels the pressure from ; this cause very. keeiily^in;the great
increase of the cost ofvegetables. The suburban '• areas ? that formerly
were : devoted to market , gardening are; now: either,^ sold orVonfsale
as tracts for. building purposes, and the: supply > of Jrnust
come. from greater distances at ;a considerable enhancement-of. cost.
and the Cost
of Vegetables
IN his recent annual report as commander , of the department of
California, Major General Barry makes important recommenda
tions concerning military conditions on the Hawaiian islands.
: ~ The Hawaiian archipelago is the key to the
Pacific ocean and the most important strategic
base in these waters. Asa naval station Pearl
harbor must become headquarters for the fleet
, _J because. of' its central position and the facility
with, which it can be fortified. 'It should be made an impregnable
harbor of refuge. . . . ',
'In order to insure- the safety of the. island^fortificatio'ns an
adequate military support must be provided and to this end General
Barry declares : • : V
The Hawaiian islands are so far from these headquarters (San Fran
cisco) that the troops stationed there should constitute a district of this
department under the immediate coiiima*id> of a brigadier general or a
senior colonel; this to bring about the proper; co-ordination and co
operation of the' several arms .of the service, posts and other, military
establishments and interests therein.- " : . '
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General Barry recommends that eight coast artillery companies
should be stationed as a garrison for the forts, and that an 'infantry
and a cavalry regiment should be added to the force on the islands.
He is convinced that a garrison of these proportions is requiredrto
insure the safety of the fortifications from a rear attack by a landing
party of a hostile force.
There is no doubt that on the opening of the Panama canal'the
Hawaiian islands will become the.most important strategic base in
a"ny part of- the -world. If aan.enemy> y should- seize possession of the
group he would occupy a threatening position-in easy reach of the
Pacific coast of the United States. "."'-.
Protection for
the Hawaiian
A STRANGE and suggestive example of railroad book keeping
is brought to light by the announcement that the share holders
of the Oregon Short Line will be asked^at once to pay its debt
' of something like $72,000,000 to Uniorr Pacific
•by increasing its authorized stock by about
that amount.- As far as v the general public
= . .'or the financial world knew up to the 'time
of; this announcement,-, the Oregon Short Line
owed no such debt. This condition was due to the;"!act that the
Oregon Short Line has ceased to issue separate annual reports,
and its book keeping is merged in the Union Pacific reports. The
New York Evening Post, however, has been able to obtain the
hitherto unpublished balance sheet of the Oregon Short Line as of
June 30, 1909, which gives these figures: '
Cost of road ...'.: $ 62,238.808 Stock .- ......$ 27,460,100
Cost of equipment ...... 4,88&,60f Bonded debt ............ 156.078,000
Stocks owned ... ... 159,234,327 Current liabilities. ..... -71,636,752 "
Bonds owned ........... .13, 092.*62 Miscellaneous .......... ,2,705,468
: . Cash and current assets. 22,804,894 Profit and loss surplus. . 25,877,357
.Material and supplies... 1,274,644 : --
Miscellaneous. .......... 222,535 Total ...... i. .. .V. .. .$283,757,677
A Queer
Example of
Railroad Finance
Total ...... . . ..... .$283,757,677 • ' • \r
It {is conjectured that the; large item of "ciirrent;;]iabilities ?J
which are to be met by the proposed, issue of .stock... was incurred for
purchases of stocks of other railroads under the Harriman regime.
It had been supposed that all these stocks were long ago paid for
by the holding company, but it appears likely that Union Pacific
has • been carrying the- 'debt. In May, ' 1907, it \u25a0 was brought out
before the interstate commerce commission that purchases of stocks
amounting to $128,000,000 had been made for the account; of .'Union
Pacific and the Oregon Short Line, At that period Union Pacific
had $55,968,000 cash in the treasury and at the same time a bond
issue for $75,000,000 .was floated more or less successfully by Union
Pacific; which, with the help of the money in hand, was 'supposed to
have been applied on the stock purchases^ Now^it; appears A that
on June 30, 1909. the Oregon Short Line was holding stocks <Hsted
at nearly '$160,000,000/ on ./which it seems that '-Union -Pacific has a
claim: for some $72,000,000. \ ; ; ' ;"..• .. " .; : ; v; ,-.
The transaction perhaps does not greatly concern the general
public except iii so far. as ! the people, may be interested , in the . 'ever
increasing pyramid of capitalization. How the announcement v will
strike the share holders: of the Oregon Short Line/is another matter,
for apparently they were not previously advised that they owed
so much money.*. : \v ' }" ' r .
- FAIB^— T. 0. L.. City. What win the", attend
ance at the world's fair in St. IxmlB? . •>
The official figures show 19,694,853. •.•'-',
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HARMONICA— F. H. : P., City. Is the har
monica played by note? \u25a0 • . \
. No, ',;<' \u25a0 / .;. \u25a0-. -
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THEUUG IC HYMNS— SuhsrrlbW, ; - Mountain ,,
VJcw. 'What are Vthcurgic liyruns". ?.,'
These hymns are songs of incantation,
such asVthose'ascribed | to* Orpheus,- per- '
formed in . the mysteries upon the; most
solemn occasions. 1 .'.-./ These ' hymns "are V,
the first of w^hidh* there is any: account.
It Is : supposed that they "originated in ,
Bgypt. '- \u25a0' \u25a0 ' '•'\u25a0\u25a0 '-:'\u25a0 -;- . \u25a0 \u25a0 • y -'y
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SI:BEETS^-H; ; J; C, City. What 1» the '.width?.
of the following 1 named streets: Broadway, New
York; Market -street. Philadelphia; Market and
Dolores ; streets, San Francisco? :>.-;. .
Broadway, s New^York, 80 feet; Market^
street, - Philadelphia, J l oo '}. feet ;V Markat ;
street,^ San ', Francisco, -120 f eet, : and Do - ,
lores street,'^ San Francisco, 1 20'' feet.*;-',; .-^
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JIILK JtS?A.-I>llir-^ubscriber, l City." -Can an
adult \u25a0 lire \u25a0 on .\u25a0 an '\u25a0 exclusive > milk : diet ?> If r so, ;
how. much •bonld \ be taken dally ? -y ~1 .-:''-'; v. , \u25a0: %^
v ,f An -adult ycouldt' possibly iilve;v"and*
maintain V body .: weight •* oh £ from I two/
a.nd;a\half, to/threevquarts'ofsmilk^a^
day.Hbut \u25a0 it lis said .that; such a regime \u25a0
\u25a0would [be I neither^ advisable "} norj, bene- .
ficial. > Condi tlons^which "S. in ;" an < adult '<
demand ; an ;, exclusive^ milk* T diet ; arev so :
important; that -it: sh'ould^not. be -at- i.
tempted ;*except :.under .the -direction of *
a physician.;- /. •
\u25a0 MOVING PlCTUßE&— Snbecrlber, City." . How ;
fast ' should •• morlne '. plctnres ;'. be ; reeled > off , to
produce good results? -_ s -- : . •.• . \u25a0\u25a0,-.\u25a0 • - ;•.,\u25a0.- : - :~: ~
;j^At^tb.e.rate Y of{44-feet;a;'minute; ; :; :^/;\
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i/s MaS
•COUNTRIES— D. F., C«ty. f Publish a list of
-the.coijntrlea of the earth. .- ; : .\u25a0« •
v 'This department .hais not the* space
to publish such a list. You will' find- It
on page 657, -World's 'Almanac for the
/current year, ; to be; seen iln the "public
ijbrary. . " . - \ .._:\u25a0/;_-\u25a0.
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SPANISH QUOTATION— Reader,' City." What
«f«.t!ie m*anin X of the Spanish phrase. "El Tirlr
sterno eg Tlrer conhooar?"- >
It is a quotation from "The Constant
Prince," 'by Calderon'de; Barca, a cele
\u25a0 brated 'dramatic : ; authorj jfand 'f; means
"Life is but to live. with; honor."
_spA>-s BOOKS— Subscriber, ' ; City. What
books ha» ; M;anrtce P.: E^ran written? -.
'{A He i has written* "That ' Girl \of Mine,".
1 and \u25a0' Sonnets," i'Thb
Theater and Christian : Parents,", "Stories
5 of Duty,"; .VA', Garden of Roses.'MVStadies
In iLlterature.V.. r "The J.Watson "Girls,"
'.'Lectures on English^ Li terature,'.' V'Be
•\u25a0 linda"^ and- some others. , ' ' •
.: TAFT— -Subscriber;;., City/. ; O«n you " tell me"
what - is 'the • present t occupation *• of - Charles \u25a0 P.
_ Tart, brother of \u25a0 tbe president, i and ;> where '\u25a0 he
i/H« : is; the .: editor? of [the Times-Star,
;. Cincinnati,"* OS, and ''resides at 1 316 i Pike
s street,> in that^city. v * "' ;V V..>; *~S
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vITHB-MILLS or'THB GODS^Gf. H. Oakland.
who wrote "The mills of the trods jsrind slowly.
but theyj grind exceeding smaH'*?> : :,n ;;
. . The'qiibted' words "are - from U'Retribu;
; t> on"?- by,* Frederick 5 Yon . : Lbgau. '',*-. V •*.
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'\u25a0\u25a0-:• RETVEXUE-ij.'- H*- Sanv'Pedro.U Who Us -the
> Internal, revenue fcollector in ; Saa"> Francisco "and
'when, was he appointed? i*"'-^:V ; ;, •-";>7"r^. v".:-!i'vy:
i/A.; B. Miienter," who^ was; appointed
:octoberJi:: i9os^'-* j *^y: : . : \u25a0•"t^:. -::i
— St.. Louis .Star.
Line Planned by Southern
Pacific^ Men to Run to :
V Bakersfield
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A . RTICLES of incorporation of the
r\ Mojave and BakersflelJ railroad
*\u25a0 * company," formed to build arail
road beginning at' Mojave and running
northwesterly 85 miles to \u25a0 Bakersfield,"
connecting at each terminus with the
Southern Pacific, were filed yesterday
with, the county- clerk. The directors,
all of whom are Southern Pacific Offl
"cials, are E. E. Calvin, TV. .R. Scott and
William Hood. When asked about the
cor,poratlon.;iast night Calvin said that
there was no intention to. buil^Ja rail-:
road at present, but the papers were
merely 'taken 1 out 1 for a : survey _\u25a0 that
had been contemplated . for . some time.
. William Saloman, one of the finan
ciers of the. Western Pacific, arrived
here yesterday and was met by sev
eral of the local officials of the com
pany. It was his first trip over the
line. • .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- , \u25a0. ' -
; Passing unanimously a resolution in
favor of San Francisco as the place for
the Panama-Pacific exposition in 1915
the members of the California' traffic
agents' association pledged themselves
to support the project at a dinner at
the^Palace hotel Saturday night.
- Many of the \u25a0 leading officials of the
big lines were present. .Among those
who spoke were W. A. Blssell,' general
traffic manager for the Santa Fe; C. S.
Fee, passenger "traffic manager of *£he
Southern' Pacific, and E. Lt Lomaxi*paß
senger traffic manager for the Western
Pacific ;. :-.\ :'.±.~' ; ,-• V*.v" i---'". 1 : •
In . behalf iof % the Western Pacific
Lomax offered' the members 'of the as
sociation a trip over the line to Feather
river canyon: " President George G.
Fr'as'er accepted for the -association.
The transportation club of San Fran
cisco will make, an excursion to Wat
sonville tomorrow to visit the apple
festival. • ". : " '
J. M.\Fulton, freight and
passenger agent for: the Southern Pa
cific at Reno, is visiting here on busi
ness. -'\u25a0 -' ':' ; . ;'; ' . ;; ', . \u25a0 '
W. M.McDanlel,gerferal auditor of
the McKean motor company of, Omaha,
arrived in town yesterday. He will
spend, a few days -here' on" business for
the company. .
C. J.: Lehman, president of the Inde
pendent steamship company, with head
quarters at Los. Angelas, is in-the city
on an inspection of the company's local
offices. '> ,\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.'/'\u25a0•'\u25a0\u25a0<; \u25a0'..
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J. H. P. Mason, traffic passenger
agent of the Washington-Sunset line,
has bean visiting'here for several days
from Los ' Angeles. .
F. W. Thompson, ' general western
agent of the Rock Island : system, left
last night for Los Angeles, j where jhe
will., remain J several days on . business.
Lb-.A. Bell,, district freight and pas
senger;, agent for the San Pedro, Los
Angeles and Salt . Lake route, spent
yesterday in San Jose for, the company.
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v CM. Reeves, chief clerk in the. gen
eral- r claims '"department of : . the San
Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake road,
was .in- town yesterday.
. '> T.7A. Dempsey, superintendent of the
dicing car, -service for the Missouri,
Kansas and Topeka'' road, I has accepted
a.' similar -position -for the and
Rio Grande.-'lv Dempsey A! was -formerly
.the Pacific :. coast"', representative for
Fred HarveyiofitheySantafFe. *
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,A. G. Montague, ; ! passenger traffic
agent of the Rock' Island system at Los
Angeles, is jin the city } for a - few days.
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! ? H. -I. Hanscombj agent for, the South
ern-Pacific at Alhambra," is : in the' city
for a few.'days." He ; .ia en-route;to the
east. \u25a0 ' . ' ;_ " • - ' • ;
Abe Martin
,- 1 ; wonder, howj many/*lrls 'that prom-;
Jsedf tV: love; /honor : .an' rf 'obey in June
.wish ;, t h ey .w"u z } back ? am o ng ~ t h' J gen 1 1 c*
Influences: o*'"h'ome^anVvth' .^dinner,
di sh es ? I: f Next .; t'J a j Ca H f or n yS ra i 1 road
folder \u25a0 therJ; halnt inothih". as ;allurin*4 as 1
i aYpoultryj^catalofci-v ..-".\u25a0- -,-„" v^ : *«'
i^he Bbet Phil^sppner
I \valk through the streets of the city, as gay as;
a bumblesome'lbeev- arid 'my -Heart-. it Hs singing a
' "' ' ditty of gladness ami sunshine
"and glee ; . and then I encounter
sopie 1 fellows— the. heart music
suddenly stops ; for they lean on ;
their green umberellas, and talk
Mf the weather and crops. I call
at the home of a lady :>y heart and my soul are
at ease ; I swallow some drinks lemonady, and
pretzels, and fragments of cheese: I'm speaking of
poets and mystics— how quickly' the mercury drops,
for/some one, is'springing statistics concerning the
weather "and crops ! Attired in my modest alpaca,
and collar of Byronic roll. I call at the store for tobacco, for smoke
always comforts' my soul; I light up my trusty old brier, when in
come" some effln-whiskefed Pops ; their voices rise higher and higher,
discussing the weatfier and crops. Sometimes, when I contemplate
dying, I feel a cold thrill of despair"; I fear that the seraphim flying
around in the ether up there may weary of singing" their chorus,
and send their : hasps back to the shops, and sit in a circle and bore us
with, talk of the weather and crops. copyHrt*. wio.br /7v *YY\
The Morning Chit-Ghat |
££ A ND yet, I imagine there is a great deal more nn
y_k" happiness? in these beautiful homes than in those
•** \u25a0* simple little houses we just passed, or even in
the city tenements for that matter."
I've heard the spirit of that remark in various forms
many, many times, and I always disagree, vocally when
possible, and mentally when not.
• For I think this idea, which many people not troubled
by the "burden of wealth"' like to comfort
with— that riches and happiness are" incompatible, Is de
cidedly wrong.
Riches and unhappiness aren't inseparable, by any
means. \u25a0 \u25a0
But that doesn't mean they are incompatible.
Beautiful walls don't necessarily look down on smil
ing faces.
But that doesn't mean they aren't just as likely to shelter happiness a3
humbler homes, and I think, very much more likely to, than wretchedly poor
ones, for I don't believe happiness gets along with continual hunger as well as
it does with occasional surfeit.
Wealth may be an opportunity to lead a life of license and self-gratifica
tion that will end in utter wretchedness of soul and mind-and body, but it i>
also an opportunity to lead a normal, healthy life, full of healthy, happy inter
ests and used for doing the work you love,' unhampered by the necessity cf
translating your activity into dollars and cents.
There may be no more happiness within these beautiful homes than there
*is in the humble houses across the street, but I do not think we have any
reason to believe there is any less. • V
I heard a woman the other day saying that she wa3 glad her husband
had lost his money, and her children; had been brought up in comparative
poverty, because she thought their characters and habits were infinitely better
than they would have been if she had had plenty of money.
That seems" to "me almost cowardly.
Wealth is a temptation, but It is also an. opportunity.
-Couldn't she have trusted herself to deny those children the temptations
of 'wealth and give them all "of its broadening opportunities? \u25a0•\u25a0•-.
' \u25a0 There are' some foolish and vicious rich people in this country who out of
all their wealth only get unhappiness and restlessness and "ruinY
But there are others who find in wealth an opportunity for self culture,
and. enjoyment of the beautiful, and community usefulness, that must, surely
bring much happiness. *.
Maybe you are wondering what's the use of all this talk — why not let
people who do not have riches, comfort themselves with the idea that riches
bring unhappiness?
If you saw any one investing in grapes that yoji knew were sour and bad
for them, you'd probably tell them, wouldn't you?
Well, you see, I speak because I think the idea that riches and unhappi
ness are incompatible Is mental sour \u25a0 < . •
-grapes and apt Co cause mental colic. * VXxaXJU .C: cv<-w* «^ _«yy» •
4 The Day of Souls,* a Feast
For Sunday Gall Readers
In preparing to pabllnh "The Day
of Souls" nerlnlly The Sunday
Call Is about to offer Its readers
a literary feait. This powerful
novel by Charles Tenner Jackson,
which finds Its settlnsr In San
FrancUco, Is a full-blooded and
vigorous work of fiction, notable
for Its solid grasp of the facts of
actual life and their portrayal at
once faithful and Inspiring.
• In reviewing; the new book the
San Francisco Bulletin says: .
"A more : virile story _of the
city that wm* or one that con
tains more stlnsine realism than
', «The. City? of ; Souls* has ; not been
\u25a0written In many a day— not since
Frank Norrls. It . Is ample proof
that anew novelist bas arrived,
for It Is a story- of [ dramatic In
tensity, powerfully told and dis
tinctively] noteworthy among the
novels .of the. day because of the
human [[ nature which pulses In
eterr P«6*. M ' / ,
/"The Day- of (Souls"!( Souls" ! frill begin
publication; in The Sunday Call
October 23. . *
ELLIOTT JCAHSKAIi of Moont Clalr. N. J., Is
i- a . guest at \u25a0 the Fairmont. He is a nephew of
f the founder of the SJngcr sewing machine com
: pany and is executor of his estate.
'.'•'.' • • - •'\u25a0•..
J.':£.;HINE and J.. H. Keet. bankers, of Spring
field,:.are among the recent arrivals at the
'Stewart. They are .accompanied by their
: wives. . y
P. A. HEKEY of Seattle, who; has \u25a0 large Int«r
\u25a0 ests in Alaska. Is' among the recent arrivals at
• th»" Palace. Mrs: Heney accompanies him. '
'--,'\u25a0\u25a0*\u25a0 '\u25a0•^J '• ' S' :••'\u25a0\u25a0;•' * " .".
HY : J. 'jIEDAY, master of the Silver Trowel
;, lodge, ;U._D., Free"; and Accepted Masons, Is
;at the Stewart," rcfflitered from Loe Angeles."
•.;"\u25a0!• •.\u25a0\u25a0<* \u25a0 ;: • : \u25a0
JAMES . A TOSHAY, president of Jthe Fraternal
'. -Brotherhood, ; ls. at, the St.. rra'ncls" with Mrs.
Foshay, . registered 'from '-Los Angeles.
JAMES ELLISON.BBOCX, secretary of tie Mis
fsisslppi Valley trust company. Is at the Palace,
registered from St. Louis. .
-M. < ERB, an! attorney and oil opera
?". tor of JLbsl Angeles,"^ is i among * the I recent ar
^ rivals at the SC Francla. : : .. "
' .v-V * : * '\u25a0 ' '- • •\u25a0•'
J. J. GARABAXDI, - a' : bnslnessman ;of - Merced.
"rXandJF.^J: Martin. . a mining man of Angels
' Cainp,.are at -the"! Dale. • ; ". ..-.-\u25a0,.
SAMUEL PLATT, ; L'nlted~States district ' attor-~
' ney of : Nevada; I* at the St. : Francii,- regis-*
."•-'te'red^frojnf Carson. ..
•- " - ; . \u25a0 "\u25a0\u25a0 .\u25a0' \u25a0 •"\u25a0 • \u25a0 * \u25a0 • '. ' , '
DX. ELMER E. STONE, snperlntendent?"of'k"th«
m Napa ?: asylum 'i for i the • insane,' is at the Palace'
\u25a0- with; his tamUj, : i
The Office Boy on Progress
the fudel slstem "Was enuff •
but a Boss is ftvry bit as tuff
.He bullyrags his helpless kind \u25a0•.»»*#
•and hands it tew the, Faithful hind
the "Castle tower higrh in «ilr
was nuthing trw the Swivel chair
Nor all the fudel power dire
a patchen tew the rite tew Fire
they Say the wu;ld Is getting: on
but more of that Canard anon
And dubble pooh upon the vain
delusion that -wo Grow humane
the Baron still exerts his sway.' V
and .wurks his - minions Day by day
Nor ever yet looked down .'the sun
except tew find them on the run
the whole blamed order of the Bath
"Was nuthing tew the 'boss's rath
nor all the knights of yesteryear
quite like the same upon- his-, ear
the Ancient drawbridge and the wali
an offls typifies them All v.-v
And" In the moat a space tew bob
with him who loiters On the job
- . • \u25a0 -^
o cruel And unchanging doom
O.djeep unutterable gloom
a boy Is \ born .Tew have a boss
and The rubicon is yet tew cross.
7— St. Louis. Post-Dispatch.
SOI. WEXTEK, vice president of th« whttney
national bank of New Orleans, Is staying at
the Palace.
••• ' v j
W. CRAY of Marieopa and Zach. McGbee of
Washlnston. D. C. are guenta at the Manx.
- . « • . • •
F. 0. LUSX. attorney of the Diamond . match
company of Chlco, is a guest at the Palace.
• • • \u25a0-•*.\u25a0 \u25a0 • .. .•
W. H. BUCHOLZ. Tta> president^ of . th* (Wk
national bank. U registered at the Palace.
A. J. CHILDSUN, founder of the Paeifle Coast '
bankers" association. Is at the Stanford.
a'ArBLTTHE, as oil operator of Bafcersfleld.
ts reslstered at th« St. Francis.
JOSEPH SCOTT, an attorney' of Los Angeles Is
registered at. the St. Francis. ":
GEO2GE M.RYALL, an attorney of New York.
I« staying at ,th« Fairmont.
j ..;••-'.-\u25a0•. • .
W. 83OTH, a fmlt grower of Medford. Ore.. i 3
. staying •at - the Argonaut. '
- .i-C y-~ \u25a0 - ••\u25a0-.• " •- '
JOH2T McCAira, an automoblla agent of Los fin*
geles. Is at, the Colonial.
E. C. STBASBERG; a mannfactarer of Chicago,
j" Is staying at the* : Manx.' \u0084
F. CTTETIS. a mining operator of, Ely, NeT., Is a >
guest at the Argonant. \u25a0
0. BE3MAMIN, ( a shoe merchant of Xew York. U
;; at; the Colonial.' , .„.:;..',
V-; .' r. '-.;.\ \. \u25a0 .-• •:*• /:
C. ; B.". DUDLEY, an Insurancemaa of ' VlaaHa, Is
at. the St^K^aRMHBKHSing

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