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ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS Samplo oonlPF will ,B»> Forwarded When Requested Mail subscribers in "rr<er;r>er olianfte of address should be particular to give both NEW and OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt and correct compliance with their request. HEXRY T. SCOTT, returning from Washington, reports that in his opinion San Francisco's fight for recognition by con gress as the site for the Panama-Pacific exposition in 1915 ' is already won. It looks that way to a man at a distance, and it is encouraging to find that the people vvlio have been oh the firing line entertain the same view. Mr. Scott en the Expo* sition Fight It was not by any means an easy victory, nor is the battle yet over. Although affairs have a prosperous look \ve must be careful to guard against overconfidence. " It is evident that we are opposed by a wholly unscrupulous antagonist, who will not hesitate to employ any sort of trick that might seem to lend support to the Xew Orleans ambition. Our people were a little late m the field when they reached ."Washington, but they made things sizzle when they got there. \u25a0New Orleans had made an extensive buttonholing campaign, chiefly "based on appeals to sectional sentiment. This was effective in a v»-ay as long as it was not met by the array of facts at the disposal of the Californians. The argument on our side was convincing, Crushing, and it is having its effect with growing force from day to day. The California case is unanswerable. Ihe Aew Orleans people have conceded as much by their resort to peanut politics and small trickery. To be sure, this policy -did not profit them much, and Wickliffe and- Rodenberg, the New Orleans tacticians, only succeeded, in walking into a booby trap •when they opposed the withdrawal of Kahn's bill appropriating $5,000,000 in aid of the San . Francisco fair. Theirs was a strange and stupid example of transparent duplicity that merely succeeded in exposing them to the contempt of the houSe. "The significant fact," says Mr. Scott, f 'is that the committee «n rules has granted us a hearing on January 17, when the matter ?\vill be thrashed out on the -floor of the house." This action! taken 3n response to the demand of San Francisco,' would never, have fceen taken, as Mr. Scott points out, had not the committee felt convinced that "a majority of the house favors us." Our people have made a great fight. R. B. Hale has shown a marvelous and admirable quality of leadership and has never let Aip on the work. Father McQuaide has proved a powerful auxiliary, possessing the confidence of people in exalted station. President Wheeler of the University of California, Governor Gillett, M. *F. fTarpey and Theodore Bell have done }'eoman service. Congressman Kahn has proved himself a good tactician. Governor elect Johnson did great work with the insurgents of the house, and Joseph Scott of Los Angeles was on the spot to demonstrate" that all parts of .California are united in support of the San Francisco project. They constitute a great band of fighters, any one of them a host in himself. It remains to keep up the fight until the last gun is fired. THE Mission district, as one of the most populous residence and business quarters of the city, is a principal sufferer by the inferior streetcar service given by the United Railroads. The facts in this relation were brought out at a meetuigofthe Mission, promotion association held on Tuesday night. The committee on transportation of that body demanded that .the board of supervisors The Mission Complains of the Car Service should compel 'the company to A iristitute"schedules that would relieve |the shameful overcrowding on the Valencia, Mission and Fillmore 3ines. The committee offered to submit such schedules, which will 3)e drafted in the' shape of .'an ordinance for adoption by the board iof supervisors. There is no doubt whatever of the powers of the |board to regulate the man'rie'r'and "quality of streetcar service in Jja reasonable way. lVi ' v V It was shown, among other things, that ten years ago the tMarket street railway company, operated 7so cars on lines that are oiow served by 525 cars, although the population and the travel have greatly increased. On the Valencia' street line, for example, forty cars were operated ten years ago' where now there are but twenty plhree cars. The service has been cut down to the extent of 33 1-3 £>er cent, while in the same time the- population \u25a0of the city has -teen increased by 2\y 2 per cent. . . \u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0\-j'-^f^ 1 : ! These figures demonstrate the fact,' so. frequently stated by aThe Call, that the United Railroads is -giving, the Ocity a 3 cent service, and unless a radical improvement* is: made the pay should be cut to that figure. : ;^ v »'*:'; • \u25a0\u25a0*\u0084-\u25a0 . . . IY-. Either the city must he given" more* cars 'or the company will ibe compelled to accept a 3 : cent .'fare '-for a 3 : cent service. : | cities which 'have adopted the commission plan of;gov * | eminent, concentrating, municipai responsibility for legislation ; and administration on one board, usually .of ; five members have hitherto hesitated about applying the scheme to the control and management of their public schools. They may haver reduced the number of school directors, but have retained the school board. as a municipal .institution. Sacramento's Proposed Plan of Government , sacramento, However, is considering a proposition to abolish jthis board altogether, and the Union of thaC city puts the case »in this wise: „ ' - :- Everywhere the tendency is to cut down the size of these o^namentai/ - now, one of them a member of the commission., Oakland's new:commis , sion charter reduces the size of the school board, but retains it^'-Onlv * in bacramento has a charter committee gone boldly at ihi 'oof of the '" : ™f V-5 r n< ? P r °P° sed Xo abolish the .school board entirely. Whereat they • zll hh their, eyebrows and beg us to thirik: before": we leap; "• [ ™y . \ ' / As a matter of fact, the^ Sacramento citizens' charter . committee S given the matter rather more careful, honest, direct thought than lnv^ ' some of .its critics. Under the state law, thersuperintendent^f^chooK is elected tor four years: The intention is to ;make him independdnt - I- *^ c f^ lrom intcncrcnce, and responsible for the i success of- the Schools' It he has little or.nothing to say : - about the employment; arid 'assignment ot teachers, however, he can, not possibly obtain; the" best results. And EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL Been a Long Tim e on the Ways that is exactly the situation with school boards. They, interfere with his • control over the teachers. They play politics.- They ; reward political friends by appointments. They make the assignments- ' Jhe teacher finds the back stairs route to the board room, instead-of depending upon-, duty, well performed, to obtain favor with the governing authority. . Th* - teacher looks to the member of thei board with, whom he or she has a "\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 political or personal pull, instead of to the r superintendent.- " It is argued that . the commission could , employ >, a properly efficient superintendent, who would Jiave full/charge of ,the schools and no other purpose but to get results without reference to politics. It need not be disputed that if the commission plan is the best and most efficient form of municipal government the 1 extension of the plan to the schools is strictly in the line of 'logic; -But the fact : is that our politics and our political institutions are rarely logical. We much prefer a patchwork government. The federal govern ment is the most extraordinary institutional crazy quilt known to the civilized world. ... v. ' \u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0 .-.-: r- -;-'\u25a0 - \u25a0 .'•.-.., ;. . . : .... _ '-.. . ' IT is quite natural that such men- as President >Ripley of -the Santa Fe should believe that the country is going to^the dogs pell melland helter skelter. They mourn the passing of that President Ripley in Mournful Mood interviewed, and he cried aloud, "A plague on both your houses," or words to that effect.. He has no use for republicans or democrats of the contemporary species. Quoting Mr. Ripley's words : • : »' The people who are boasting of the so called progress in government are destructionists— nothing else.. Their work is' not building up, but tearing down. We are struggling under too much legislation of all kinds, but particularly the so calle'd, progressive stamp. _ The railroads have nothing to expect from either party: As between republicans and democrats 1 at present' there is nothing to choose. Both are controlled by the' destructive factions. -' .. - Mr. Ripley's adjectives were inspired by the simple fact that the nation has decided to take away from the railroads their powers of arbitrary taxation, 'which they exercised; so freely while they had "the right to "manage their own business." This measure is not taken as Mr. Ripley would have us believe, in a destructive spirit, but as a matter of simple justice and fair play, so that excessive rates shall not be exacted from shippers and so that the railroads shall not be loaded with further issues of fictitious capitalization for speculative purposes. . v :; ' To this extent the prevailing American policy of all parties is destructive, and we shall not be persuaded by Mr. Ripley's sorrow that these practices ought not to be destroyed. . /j ]y yj R - TAFT has summoned the Washington newspapermen to r y I council and has, constituted what the dispatches are pleased , ; ;;,' to call a sort of fourth estate cabinet, quite unofficial^ "but The President's Newspaper Cabinet m Washington important newspapers all over the: country. We have no public record of the proceedings of these conferences, were regarded as of semiconfidential nature, ; but there is a shrewd suspicion that the colonel Jdid most of -the :talking> 3 Mr.;Taft differs. : Probably he likes to smile and listen, with an occasional suggestion in the way of topics that might be discussed within : the bounds of.' propriety without; offending a polite official ear.. ,- It-isvin this direction ;that the peril of ; these '> feasts of reason might be, supposed ;to lie. If free discussion isto be barred, by the exacting, etiquette ; of a -court and; plain talk is V forbidden out of deference Jo; exalted -sensibilities, ; why' then the ; president's' device : le"ft:ajone:; IfHtasmothing-m along : the newspapermen and keep; themin g6od mimor/it isfoumieel on.an essential misconception : of; the. temper of men in journalism who hold [the responsible position of Washington correspondents. ; , Then there is something in. the, choice of newspapers^and their representatives. Without mentioning ;any names we; cOuld easily fix up a l.newspaperiwbinet^for to promote ofHcial- ignorance, of national affairs and •sentiment.' • ; The ' Real Boss \u25a0 "Your : clerks seem' to i be -in a.good humor," remarked -the; friend of -the great: merchant. -^.; . . :' " ; r:*".res.". : »replied : the .great V merchant; "My .wife has Just^been^lnandit' tickles them to death. to I*see;somebody1 * see; somebody boss.me around."T7-Phlladelphla^Record.i.^ • All -He I 'Cared . . Ea rnest Pi 1 gTim-^-Please : s'endf &': large bunch of; red roseslto "this address and charge, it*, to .me.f-7 ,, r »\u25a0* r *>.'v *\u25a0'. *',"'- \u25a0\u25a0;-; \u25a0'•[ \u25a0 ; ; ;.\ C.lerk-^TrYes,^ sir,^ and ; your ' name]?* . ; 'Earnest" Pilgrlmf^Oh.'-riey'eVrniln'd 'the name,"*; v she'll Understand.— Harvard Lampoon;.; .. ' ; " ';•\u25a0 -\u25a0.••*: •-. - Will they launch it in time for our canal? 1 happy • period— happy for the railroads— when a public service corporation had "the right to manage its own business," free from govern ment interference. •: :\u25a0'\u25a0-: Mr. Ripley, being in Los Angeles,' was none the less important and powerful. Mr. Taft's idea is not .'\u25a0 altogether^new; Theodore Roosevelt used to , d& very /much theVsame thing, and it, was his practice to: hold con ferences with the correspondents representing Omar; on Santa Glaus h Myself, when yoiing,: precociously did mock " At all the other ' babies on our: block, \u25a0: ''\u25a0''.'. Revilinj: tales : of Santa ,;ciaus': as "fakes,". Their cherished ' Christmas '>. sentiments ,to shock ,**?*• 'i 1 ? 01^ . especially • I , loved V paint ..•\u25a0• r~- J- ;. ; Our • parents ! masquerading asVthe ; Saint. And* when (my'- playmates^ tearf uUy; Inquired/:; "Ain'tithere a Santy dans?:' ?Td: scoff, "There .' j^. sin i, , \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0",""'." - \u25a0 -\u25a0\u25a0 !••• - v -\u25a0\u25a0-_\u25a0 But.; now, with kiddies) to" the' count (of : five,' *; In j Santa'sVcause twithTan^ myj skill I listriveh ~ That day my /chlldrenjflnd | he's ' Just* their Dad, I'll be the very, sorriest man ulive! '-_: — Harper's Weekly. —Baltimore American. ABE MARTIN'S WIT IN BULK Indiana Newspaper ; Writer's Clever Epigrams Published In ; Book Form . t -"Abe Martin's Brown County Folks" ;ha.y.e appeared in. book form, and the best; recommendation and review that can: be given the little book is to . cull a few sentiments from its pages and assert, ."without fear of successful con tradiction," that there are .better epi grams__left. for. whosoever shall buy arid read. ; Fora homeopathic dose of Abe MartinV take The Call every morn ing and glance at the bottom : of the editorial page. A regular treatment of that sort will insure a daily smile/ Adroit quotations from "Abe Martin" will Insure a reputation for wit and humor. - - But homeopathic treatment Is too slow, in "Abe Martin.V ." On© .should buy the -book and take the treatment in full at one swallow. "Abe Martin" is, the- humorous cre ation of Kin Hubbard. a;n Indianapolis newspaper man. "Abe Martin" says, among other equally good : "Miss Fawn Lippincut is havin' her ears bulldogged fer a new pair of gar net earrings." "With all the newspapers filled with beauty hints,, it's funny we don't see more beauties." \u25a0.*• "Ther wuz a ole fashion one-ring weddin' at the -Tilford Moots home fday." \u25a0 ' ;?:-->- :"<:,->,: "<:,->, "It's better t' hand it f others than it Is t', receive." \u25a0 . \ ._ ,"Tipton Budd's nephew has finished his graduation; essay, .'Life's Feverish Battle Now Begun,', but he won't go f work at th' sawmill: till ' after th f comet." \u25a0.-..„*.;'! "' \u25a0 Included also in the book Is the' stir ring, tale. by Miss Fawn Lippincut en titled 'The Lost Heiress of Red Stone Hall." \u25a0 i The book, which sells for $1, is Illus trated by the author,, and he has the temerity to admit it. •, ;. -" - A Card to Foreign Critics : I I I j We; chewy gum. You chew garlic. e °> 8S" °Ur iOa attea \u25a0 be"-them- Many of our bent Many of rnnr. nn-. families : are being *% rt t2S do °t ' supported by graft.-; ; oestors- flst It tor \u25a0 ' " -^j Uhem. - 0u /t«m nSes o are "^ Yo"r" are Ike cold steam ovens. , «toraffe plants. What can 'be worse" Your habitual use of -than, our 'habitual '.''_' absinthe, use of Ice water?- " We have no . interest- Yoa hare '\u25a0 no modern Ing ruins..i.>.ri ; \u25a0 plombinsr. . We think' too much So do yoa. of ourselves. . - \u25a0 . i . Our struggle for Yoars is trairle equality Is comic. \u25a0 •.. t/-.. • . Many of • our, instita- Many: of your' cor tions. * have .\u25a0 become \u25a0"-"' rwptions -. hare be . - ;^r: come -institutions. Our'custom house. Is You doubtless hare \u25a0 obnoxious." , - \u0084 ; bandits .- of • yonr own..-'-. —The Metropolitan Magazine. Abe :Martin - VTher^s t something wrong '; \u25a0 with th* .timea i whenjfolksjtake'"al newspaper,' jist t' i git, ;th'_:;recipesvfer* left '"overs. -Most husbands: er^sllent-partners." " Uncle Walt The Poet Philosopher One more year will soon be planted in the tomb of Time, enchanted, where so many sleep : one more year is old and hoary, reeling on his way to glory, while we watch and weep. How the days go callyhooting! How the years go whizzing, scooting, like a herd of deer! New Year belhs scarce :ease their pealing'ere the year they hailed is reeling eebh' to his bier! Age is creeping on us. grimly, and we view the future dimly through a mist of tears; how the wintry days remind us we have left our youth behind us, all the! golden years! But* cheer up! Though days are flying there is time in j WALT x* so * [ each for trying to do something good ! Though the years are hustling ever, each gives time for strong endeavor at our pile of wood. Let old Time keep up his hiking if that gait is to his liking, we our load shal! take; and when comes the Silent Reaper we won't give a groan or peep or cheap excuses make. [ o^,*.. isw. v, /% / ;•.* THE \u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0;.'\u25a0 DEPARTING OYEAR' The Morning Chit-Chat 1 HAVEN'T forgotten my promise to devote- this column occasionally to letting you people tell each other about any unusual ways in which women can earn either a little pin money or all the bread and butter. Only you people seem rather backward about grasp ing your opportunities along this line. An essayist I was reading the other day says, "When we realize that we arc children of a common father, brotherly love is corollary; and when this father has heaped favors upon us, it becomes an imperative need of the heart and conscience to divide our gifts with others." Seems to me that last sentence ought to appeal to the women who have been fortunate enough to find some unique little niche, and compel them to pass along the suggestion. : V : " \u25a0••\*A VV/ r -» Here are a few of the suggestions which have come to me so tar: One woman with mechanical ability is making a good living by making picture puzzles'. She buys pretty pictures or cuts them out of magazines, pastes them on wood, and cuts the wood up with a jigsaw. Some of her products. she lets for so much an evening or so much a week. Some she Another girl makes a little pin money by taking care of babies during church time for the mothers in a large church who could not otherwise attend the services. She 'is given a big room off the vestry and is paid as a social worker by the church. * : ,i : She also takes .babies at her home week days for mothers who wish to } A school teacher who had taught 20 years and was nearly worn out had the courage to break loose, go to California and 'Start raising beesv ':.."*" Although she had no previous experience she took lessons from an old bee man and the first s summer cleared above all expenses $200. Today she has a profitable business in which she says, "there is far less hard work than I had expected and unceasing interest in bee doings, and much time for miscellaneous reading and study as well as the writing of many letters to inquirers who wish to venture, but are uncertain." "Any woman with just average common sense can take up this business of bee raising and make it. profitable," is her opinion of her Vocation. * - / One of my correspondents suggests. that a woman with gooTd taste, and thorough knowledge of the shopping facilities in her city, could make money by v helping young couples and other people who are furnishing a house to select their furnishings. What I know of the average young couples' financial state doesn't make me believe that, as far as they are concerned, this would be a paying ven ture. But doubtless there is a class of people who would patronize such a person, especially if her knowledge of shops made it possible for her to accomplish an effective saving. I com- V \u25a0 mend the suggestion to your attention. \*tx*XX\.. C^ OLrynjunjO^vX^ It - - - -il ANSWERS TO QUERIES .MUSIC— J.-M.. Los Banos. What is the dif ference between the major and the minor scale in mnsic? - The relative minor is always found a tone and a semitone below the major scale of the same signature. If, there fore, the third note is found to be two tones from the first, the scale is major; if, only* a tone and a semitone. It is minor. S?'<~-v; T"^£ : -"" • '• - • . \ PINXHOT— A. S.. City. Why was Ptachot ousted by President Taf t ? The reason given by Taft was that he "affronted the president by sending a letter to the senate in spite of the executive order ' prohibiting, such ac tivity on the part of subordinate offi cers of the government." _\u25a0\u25a0'*.'-• • - - • . OLD STORY— J." P. M.. Sacramento. In what issue of The Call was there published an 111ns* trated story giving an ? account of a mysterious grave near, Redding? \u25a0 ;\u25a0- It was published in the fall of . 1901. Tou can trace It In the magazine sec-, tion, by consulting the flies of the paper in; the. state, library. ' ••\u0084 . • POLL TAX— M. G. C. City. ,Is a cripple re quired to pay poll tax in the state of California? (2) '. Is it legal for an. assessor to he furnished a list of employes so that he may collect poll tax PEE SONS IN THE NEWS MISS KITTY WILKINS, who owns a large cat tle ranch ' in southern Idaho, Is staying at the Palace. \u25a0 Miss Wilkins is a woman who be lieTes that her ' sex is capable of engaging in any business with. equal success with men. Before she. went into. sheep raising and mlnlne, horse raising occupied most of her attention. Formerly she had as ma'hy : as 9,000 horses on the' ranch 'and marketed them ' herself without | the aid of a commissioner. , She claims to know \u25a0 , horses as well as any man.; Twenty 'years ago she was a : familiar -figure- about' the Palace hotel and Is here now to' take' her 10. year old Blece back to Idaho for the_ holidays. , "v.'v; • '\u25a0' \u2666 \u25a0 • H. \u25a0K. EOBINSON of Gilroy, .Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Colby of Stockton 'and, Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Kloeber of t North .Yakima /are among the re >; cent arrlTals at '"the" Manx.~* '"\u25a0\u25a0*. V, ".'.-.. : ;-j \u25a0;,- ;,-• \u25a0 . . .'**-.• '- \u25a0"' ' CHARLES S. FEE, passenger 'manager' of the Southern ' Pacific. ; returned yesterday [ f r.om Chicago, -where he has been foe seTerar weeks. ' \u25a0 • \u25a0 ;-•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ;•. ;- 'i : C. F. .YOTJKG, an orchardist and^frnit'packer of \u25a0 'Medford, is a recent arrlTal at the. Argonaut with Mrs. Toung. \u25a0 •".-.'.•.; • " L. ' J. WYETH of Washington ; arrtred \u25a0 yesterday .; Washington, ;D."C, and Is 'staying at "thVvßt" Francis. - ; '\u25a0•\u25a0.??. \u25a0" '" - \u25a0 — '•' • i .\u25a0•'\u25a0. ,* * "•\u25a0 SIDNEY HAE.T returned yesterday from a dubl : ness : trip '\u25a0 and is making the. St. ' Francla bis -\u25a0 5 headquarters. . "\u25a0-,- .• ' t - A. H. BLACKISTON, who is interested in a land •syndicate in Mexico, iastaylas *t the, Union \u25a0 , Square. \u25a0'\u25a0' '•:"" .-;\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0' ". \u25a0'• ' • V. ' *.' J. - VT. -' SOBINSOir, an " ; attorney of, Seattle, is among the recent arriTaU at. the" Palace. . ' .' ' • * ; \u25a0.:\u25a0 • \u25a0 \u25a0':. ' ~:j» ' '\u25a0 ; A. A. DAUGHEHTY of Los JAngeles. who is In- - terested'ln oil. Is staying "at the* Palace. .- y;.v-..- \u25a0:':;• ;.•': •v-»v-..\« . • \u25a0 \u25a0; -.- .-\u25a0 . JAMES I MXMTURK, . manager ;of the Sharon •T-: ranches,"; is a- guest at ; the Palace. ;."" \u25a0 ' \u25a0 ~ -\u25a0\u25a0 'U : * i : jj~>'- ~ \u25a0 • " \u2666 \u25a0 '". •\u25a0\u25a0*•'' -: " B. BRUCK, -a Tineyardlst of ; Seatt!e, i 3 at the : Turpin. " . " DECEMBER 22, 1910 I EUTH CAHX&OX I from them, without consulting the employes! If an employe receives an unsigned poll- tax re ceipt from his employer Instead of '$2. wotiM-he not be liable for a second payment of the tas? A. cripple is not exempt by, law. ' (2) The act of the employer in such a case Is legal. (3) No one who pays money should accept an unsigned receipt. ••• • . AIGRETTES— H. 8.. City. If a merchant has aigrettes In his possession purchased betnr* the state law in California was passed would he be liable to arrest If he should offer -them for sale at this time? The law prohibits their sale. • • • DESERTETt-r-A. O. S.. City. Wlsat i» the time In _ which a man who deserts the service of the United States may be tried? Within two years after the desertion, provided he has from that time re sided continuously in the United States. • • • t N 3 KEI '-; A - S - atT - What cI( *a nickel plated ware? ' - Chalk mixed with tallovr/ or rouge and fresh lard applied with wash leather. • • • STEBBINS-Subscriber. City, 'when did the late Horatio Stebblns of San Francisco retire Is pastor of the First Unitarian church? ' January 14, 1900/ S from, a, trip to Ariaona y^terday. " 1^!.? 7V? tor * w>t - 'H » "twiwd la coed spirits and with a hearty cheer for hl» Ctefct mas guests. A.-S.-O&AHAK. a «hoe manufacturer of D« trolt. who has been 111 fa the German ho^itaL . atoned to the Stewart hotel yesterday with he'aUh He to " Wla * DjOjlns C. C. VAJJ SAST. an antomcblle dealer of Tortl P«.. 13 registered at the, Stewart ... • • . • DR. AND MRS. MONTGOXEIIT THOMAS *f Fresno are quests at th» Palace. •\u25a0• ' • JOSE MAXA, a cigar "manufacturer of Barana. Is staying at the St. Francis. EDMITKD BTTBLKE, an attorney of Medford. is registered at the St. Fraacte. \u25a0 \u25a0 '' \u25a0 „\u25a0'.\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0• • • - • supzaioa judge george p. r. csosbzt of San Jose *is at the Tarpln. \u25a0, • ;'\u25a0 • • ».;H. STEUntETZ. a lumberman of Sonora. Is at the I'aiace with his son. ;-" • • • TOLZAM roiLLOs of New Tort feu apart ments at the Fairmont. G. V..SHOTJP, an attorney of Lob Alto», U a guest at the Argonaut. JAMES JWHITAXE3. a rancher of Ga!t. 1» a rnest-at the Stewart. ' -/«r . ' • \u25a0 , > ' • \u25a0 A. . H.'. McHEKRY, a banker of Modesto, is stay ing at the Stewart. B. H. PTJESCE, a mining man of Seattle, b at the Stanford. . \u25a0 • , . ,_ t *^**,' SaaTH ' " attorney, of New York. it^E WG. HEMPHILL of Roserille is at the Union , ; , Square. W. H. CLZABY of Stockton Li at the SUaf osd, "