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The San Francisco Call
CHARLES W. HORNICK .General Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON . .................. .. .Managing Editor
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AMONG other subjects urged on the consideration of the
incoming legislature is the proposed extension of the
McEnernev act for the restoration of titles to real property
in San Francisco made necessary by the fire
of 1906, which destroyed the records. An
extension of the powers conferred by the act
for two years more is asked for on behalf of
owners who, for one reason or another, have
not been able to avail themselves of its provisions. It is intimated
that a similar law will be asked for on behalf of El Dorado county,
whose real property records were some time ago destroyed by fire.
This is an emergency measure whose validity is not 33 r et con
firmed by the supreme court of the United States. If the fortunate
outcome shall be that the act stands as good law. there appears
to be little doubt that its operation should be made to cover the
whole state. The universal application of this method, or some
modification of it, would vastly simplify real property titles and
woald. in a corresponding degree, facilitate transactions in such
property. • We greatly need a simplified system in this relation
and the only opposition would come from the title insurance com
panies. Such a law would be a great help to the real estate business
and under its operation San Francisco owners will have the most
readily marketable property in California.
The McEnerney
Law Should
Be Extended
IN* the December number of the Atlantic Admiral Bowles proposes
a plan for the rehabilitation of the American merchant marine
that has elicited a great deal of favorable comment. The writer
strongly approves the pending mail contract
bill, designed with the same purpose, but he
does not believe it is adequate to meet all the
needs of the case. He proposes:
Suppose there should be enacted a law pro
viding that on all goods imported in American
vessels on wincn tlie ad valorem duty exceeds 41 per cent there should
be a reduction of duty of 5 per cent, and on all goods on which the ad
valorem duty is 41 per cent or less, or which are nondurable, the importer
should receive an importer's certificate available only for the payment of
duties at the custom house and equal in value to 2.05 per cent of the value
of the goods so imported.
The average rate of duty under the present tariff is understood to be
41 per cent ad valorem, and 2.05 is 5 per cent of 41. These figures may
not be exact, but they arc intended to be sufficient to create a demand for
American cargo boats in the foreign trade by enabling the shipper to pay
sucli vessels a higher rate of freight on homeward voyages and enough
higher to overcome the handicap of higher cost of vessels and operation
under the American flag. They are probably sufficient for the purposes on
all except some low priced bulky cargoes. On outward voyages the
American would be obliged to take the competitive rate.
If, then, all our imports were carried in American vessels and half
the goods were free or nondurable, this proposed law would be equiva
lent to a 10 per cent reduction in the tariff.
Assuming that Admiral Bowles has ascertained that his plan
does not run counter to the treaty obligations of the nation concern
ing discriminating duties, it will not be disputed that in all other
respects his proposition is in full accord with the well settled
American policy of protection. The shipping industry almost alone
is denied the benefit of this policy, and it is, moreover, grievously
hampered by the fact that the tariff on ship building materials makes
the construction of ships for foreign commerce in American yards an
unprofitable enterprise. For these reasons the American shipping
industry is doubly handicapped so far as foreign commerce is
One Way to
Revive Ship
ping Industry
AX EXTRAORDINARY proposition carrying a certain grim
humor is that now seriously mooted for diplomatic action
to neutralize, the aeroplane as far as offensive tactics are
concerned. It is proposed that no bomb
throwing shall be permitted. The Wash
ington correspondence of the Boston Tran
script says:
To neutralize all aerial military craft, so
B. that in time of war it shall be immune from
attack as well as prevented from offending the enemy below, is the plan
which has come to light and which will be prpposed to the great powers
at a very early date. Italy is the nation that will bring this important
question to the attention of the foreign governments. The object is
humanitarian, according to the information obtained, and is related to
the policy inaugurated by the different countries to arrest the plans of
inventing and building artillery suitable for hitting an aeroplane in motion
as well as artillery available for aeroplanes to hit objects below. '
The question may come under the jurisdiction of The Hague con
vention, but the Italian government has it that the powers can agree to
it by joint note, circulated among the foreign offices and the. embassies.
The neutralization of aerial craft is said to originate with the French!
whose army officers have decided to discontinue, at least for the present,'
all aeroplane and artillery tests to determine the firing possibilities of a
sharpshooter flying overhead. In its stead the French army will devote
its energies to perfect a wireless signaling system, with a view to make
the army aeroplanes aerial telegraphic stations.
Clearly, a war conducted on humanitarian principles would-be
greatly superior to the other kind from the point of view of men
on the firing line, but as it would last longer and cost more, some
sordid people might object-
But why have any sort of war? That policy would be even
more humanitarian. Yet, if we must have humanitarian wars, we
ought to put the soldiers under the influence of anesthetics. This
war business is getting complicated. Ask Lauck.
Putting the
Aeroplane on Its
Good Behavior
THE proposals for amendment of the constitution and. laws
relating to public service franchises submitted to the legis
lative conference in this city by City Attorney Long arid
Francis J. Heney deserve the most careful
consideration and a full discussion. The
subject is difficult and complicated, and it, is
not always easy; to foresee what sort of twist
.1 may be put by lawyers on experimental
legislation, -luc niost important and. radical of these proposals is
that offered by Mr. Heney to empower the grants of \u25a0indeterminate
franchises, reserving. me right!. of the municipal governing body or
Public Service
HL» I— / 1 I I vl/ilL^. 1 fiX+j CL* v^i^ 1i i IH- Vw>/a I— w l-L
board of supervisors to take over the property at any time on pay
ment of a price ascertained by the state public service commission,
which it is proposed to create. The design of this measure is
unquestionably in accord with good public policy; The Call would
rejoice to see a law »for this purpose in operation if it can be
worked out without running against some legal snag that would
prove fatal. - v- .."
In its essence, as we understand the proposition, it provides
that the' public service commission shall exercise, the powers: and
functions of a court in 'condemnation proceedings^ J "There -is no
doubt that such a. commission would be as well qualified to exercise
these functions as any court of law, but it does not follow that
the courts would consent to this supersession of their powers. and
duties in' this relation. Even under the operation of a constitutional
amendment conferring such judicial powers on the commission, it
is not- likely that the courts would construe these provisions as
superseding their right to review the proceedings.
It is greatly to be desired that the process of condemnation of
public service property should be simplified, and if it can be shown
that Mr. Heney's proposal -would accomplish^ this end we should
be strongly in favor of it. If, on the other hand, it would mereh r
result in a more complicated form of litigation, it is not clear what
gain would result. ' ' '
We hope that the subject will not be. suffered to . drop. The
indeterminate franchise feature does not appear to us as of - equal
importance with the simplification of condemnation methods, in
such cases. If this object scan be accomplished,- it seems* that a
city or a county could at any J' time arid at will of the voters deterV
mine the existence of any franchise, and in"cases where no franchises
exist, as with water and- gas companies, the matter would be even
more simple. • If an easy method of condemnation, by whatever
machinery, can be devised it would solve in. the most satisfactory
way the existing muddle over the acquisition of the Spring Valley
water plant by the city of San Francisco. ' >
The Gall does not profess to pronounce any final or settled
opinion on the matters here 'outlined. The subject is hew and* will
bear further consideration. . .' ,
Letters From the People
Editor Call: For'months this clTib has
called the attention of the police v t6
the reckless speeding of automobile
drivers at the junction of Baker and
McAllister streets.; Although it Is an
overcrowded corner and is in close
proximity to a school, fully 50 per
cent of the automobile drivers not only
maintain a very high rate of speed; be
yond the legal limit, but deliberately
cross from the right; to the left, side of
the street in order-to save a- -few
feet in their mad career, with the re
sult that painful injuries and some
times death have been inflicted on.pe
destrians. : ;
The West End betterment club - has
drawn the attention of the chief- of po
lice to the many accidents- occurring at
this" point. A policeman was put to
watch the crossing and many: arrests
were made, but all. the efforts of,. the
police < have been frustrated - by : the
astounding action of the- police, judges.
These judges, whose' chief duty( is
surely the adequate .protection of ; pub
lic welfare and the prevention of homi
cide, deliberately do the utmost in their
power utterly to . thwart , the chief's ef
forts to secure, convictions.
They-: utilize .the ;\u25a0 flimsiest legal i pre
texts to protect^ the; automobilistsjithey
go i out : of : their jway ;to; place an absurd
and , impossible -burden ?of * proof s on the
.prosecution^ There % must i bei a- reason
for; the- judges protecting own
ers of automobiles..*' What. Is -It? .
» . C. Zwierlein.'Presldent.'
L. F. Brown,; Secretary. •:\u25a0 \u25a0_ .
San Francisco,: Dec 1 . 30/ 1910;
It has been i proved; that -the "railway
terminals /\u25a0 where ._, traffic \u25a0\u25a0'•:} is ;\u25a0* constant,
where switch englneVare shunted' back
and^forth 1 and: suburban'^tfainsf arelruh
frequently, '5 can?.bej operated
noniically by 'electricity; than :byi steam.-
Beat It, You 1910!
Answers io Queries
MANXA^-S.; City. What Is - "manna. "L the
food that was supplied to' the Israelites dur
ing \u25a0- their \u25a0• 40; years in the wilderness ?
is the natural :fand ; the super
natural:; manna. - v The natural/ls the
sweet juice of the tarfa, a kind of sweet
tamarisk. Vlt in f May ,- from 7 the
trunk and<branches\in ; hot weather.and
forms small white, i round grains.:? It;re
tains its :: - consistency "}\u25a0 in cold, ' but ': melts
in; -warm weather. .. :> The v * Arabs;';; after
boiling and straining it. use ;it as honey
with! bread^The; color. Is grayish " yel
low; and the taste sweet • and aromatic^
Then there Is the supernatural imanna
from Exodus,; from? which it
that i t was : found not under "the;
isk, > ; but : on ' the < surface of t. the *> wilder
ness; after the morning, dew ;hadi disap
peared. The iquantltyJ'-gatheiiedTin : a;
single day exceeded "the" present product
of a year.. It ceased 1 on the Sabbath.' Its
properties * : were .{distinct;? it * could .; be
ground- as ; meal,-.lt".was not' a'mere con
diment,^ but "nutritious as; bread;Vj
HIGH. EXIT^)SIVES-iA:' I/ b...Citj-.O What
Is : thp power i by explosion ; of . what are known
as hiKh -expioslTPß., snch as, dynamite, "•\u25a0 nltro
glycerln and others? : \u25a0\u25a0;•-::\u25a0" • ; •- '
v; From ; "experiments -made* for i; the
measurement \u25a0 of . the force *of /explosives
it was ascertained, that the explosion of
a; ton: of dynamite is equal .-; t0?^45,675;
nitroglycerine 54,452, andf blasting^ gel
atin ;^I.OSOiX foot Seventy-one
thousand»tonsV of ; ordinary - building
stone, 1 iffarranged^in^the J form',? of Za.
cube, i would % measured only i 90 Vfeet on
theside/andifiitiwere possiblelto-conr
centrate the J whole \ force ; of ?. a •'. ton 'of
blastingc gelatin ? at fthe * momehtfof.) ex
plosion i on ) such i a mass 3 thelonly i effect
would: be ; to lift: It :to?a: height of one
foot;-""- .. ::~ •\u25a0--'' ' •-- ~ . \u25a0»*'i-\' >%:..-• ,- : --..r^ : " \u25a0-' \u25a0\u25a0[\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
uDUKSi AND TAXES-O;SB. F.!.;City; Ig'it
nwessarj- '* for> a^citiH sertic* r employe i of *: the
municipality * of* g« n > rranclicol to * pty \u25a0 dues 't in
a labor union and pay : taxes for,, other, matters t
, If he maintains'hlismembership iri^the
-union he jmust' payihisfdues:^ If he haY
a ny -- property * that %is | taxable) he' Is ?not
exempt! f rom'suchHaxatlon.' 7{. ' : : ,
:.; DIAMONDS— J. = F.X s.?ir Log - Anjreles.Vi Where
can I find a i booklorJboolc8 econtamln)r|lnforida
tlon I about * diamonds gaud J other J gems # r and 3 how'
to ;"• distinguish genuine from etc?:;*
: ;In ;the;freeUibrary"of . yourycltyj^^^
The Usual New Year Resolu
< tion, H owever, Is Strangely
: ;: Absent From List *. " .
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A THOROUGH canvass of railroad
row yesterday morning and after
j; • noon in company with an expert
stenographer brought out the follow
ing new year resolutions:; '•;', »
William. F. Schmidt of the Missouri
Pacific has resolved not to sing "Wait
Till; the Sun Shines, Nellie"- during
1911; Sam Booth of the Union. Pacific
will refrain from making any public
speeches; Clyde Colby of the Erie will
hot try.= to write poetry during the
year; iCharley. Miles of' the Chicago,
Milwaukee \ and St. Paul ' has resolved
to \u25a0 have the front window of his office
painted black for a height of eight
feet; W. H. Sriedaker,. of fthe Illinois
Central will j try to learn how to write
"1915; R. R.^ Ritchie has made a res
olution to smoke, no more cigarettes.
i \u25a0- F.E.Batturs of the Southern Pacific
will eat' no: jelly doughnuts during the
year;; the telephone operators of the
Southern Pacific have:made : a-similar
resolution^ Billy. Webster- and% Harry
Buck of the Pennsylvania will not tell
how much the Pennsylvania has paid
to' ltsemployes- in pensions. RoyHol
comb'of- the -Kansas City, Mexico and
Orient will' not become suspicious of
any more ; pillows, i Ray Higgins of the
Southern : says . "Never again." Max
Podlech of : the Santa :Fe has 'i made 'an
.unusually .good resolution— to get.. a
new cane. ; A. -C. Salter of the Southern
Pacific will report no wrecks i during
the.:year/ \u25a0- \u25a0 .• '.'\u25a0 ' : T:, : \. \ '-'.;: '.,.'.\u25a0._
Joseph Harrison of the Washington
Sunset will forget Florida. H. K.:Greg
ory; of the: Santa' Fe will.' not do, any
fishing 'nextl year. :; Jim Keller of ;Bakei.
&> Hamilton- has .'promised to quit teas
ingi C.v ßenjamin Condon, : ; and Condon
has i. promised ; to^ send \u25a0;: his ' resolution
from St.' Louis In a few days. . ; E. , Black
Ryan' has promised to grow no younger
during thejnew -year. . Mose Stern will
take ; no more dinners on r the : "kitty."
H. P. " Anewalt -of ."the Santa Fe ' promr
lses . to- make'an , extra effort to learn
the?game of dominoes. E.- 1 H. Torpey,
president 1 of -the" Transportation club,
has ] resolved to jinspect^ carefully,* every
Item before ; he, allows Editor T." H.;Ja
cobs to Insert|it£in]theltlme,?card^i;i
' .There -are 1 many .; other.; resolutions
that have been made, 1 but they ; 'have not
been i..;,*p"ublicly,Vuttered.- ,.'"'•* T/. Augustus
Smith andlHarry Snyderlofthe Nation
alf'lines of Mexico "will v'glve^ no 'inter
views , during*; the ' year ~ regarding the
Abe Martin
Germ ; Williams 'hasj been offered
a-; job *] as 'f wartsan'jj nible l *editqr. ?6f J-a
Roman's' magazine/^; MlssY Fa,wh " Lip
pinciit-says-thatijist as=soon\as she gits
din' "invitation; . ; >^^«
The Poet Ph i los o p h e r
-In olden times the bill collector .was masculine
and loud of tongue, and he would bullyrag and
— — hector until our nerves were all
unstrung. His impudence was
often ghastly, and when we
kicked him from our door, he
worried us, and bored us vastly,
•'" •,'\u25a0.; . ,•- — —~- ;'" : . — —the way he stood around and
swore. Collection day was thena terror, and when
it came we'd groan and sigh, and walk the floor,' or
tear our hair or go looking for a place to die. But
times have the world grows better! For
now a maiden; fair and bright, comes down upon
the smiling debtor, and he coughs up with great
delight ! The girl collector doesn't bluster or threaten suns Dy
lawyeV folk; no man's so cheap that he'd disgust her by telling her
that : he is broke. So paying bills becomes a pleasure; I lilce to sec
the girls come in ; I hand them, in a bushel measure, the good old
scads that make them grin. Oh, woman— some old bard hath said
it— she fills with happiness man's cup! I stand off clerks and strain
my credit, ; just, fdr cwwuwnf //* Ay\
the joy of paying up ! °~~ l * \u25a0*"*" ld *"" U(h£X/nk*W
| Tha Morning Chit-CMtl
THE lady who's always 1 right somehow was ex
plaining to us why a certain acquaintance of ours
who is thoroughly moral, a good provider and
most kind hearted at bottom, should be a source of
much unhappiness in his family circle.*
• "It's simply because he loves grievances," she point
ed out. "He just enjoys getting hold of a good grievance
and nursing it. He's always on the lookout for some
way in which he has been neglected or overlooked and
he's never so, happy as when he finds it or thinks he does.
Which came pretty near being a very accurate state
ment of the case.
And not only of his case either but of the cas« of
many good (?) people who cause infinite unhappiness in
just that way.. .
Dora Melegari, the lady who wrote the remarkable book I told you of
which judges all men "as "Makers of Joy or Sorrow," has a very clever chap
ter on grievances. - *Af.*'
"There are certain characters," she says, "who need grievances as they
do some indispensable article of food in order to maintain the attitude, of
discontent with which they torture. their family and friends.** *;.V
Evidently people in. Russia, where Miss Melegari lives, and people in
bur city aren't so very different, for all the thousands of miles that separate
them. _
Grievances are such foolish, cruel things. They do no one any good and
they wound both those who harbor them and those who have besn the often
times unwitting cause of them.
A grievance) you know, is an injury or slight or more likely a fancied
injury or slight tucked away in a cupboard in our heart especially kept for
this kind of treasure, to develop and ripen. When it's ripe, it's a grievance.
There are two or-three ways to avoid grievances — that-is if you really
want to. I'm taking it for granted that you aren't the kind of person the
lady who always knows" somehow described. . ..
One is to be too busy being happy and useful to have time, either to find
or to stow away any injuries or slights.
Another is to air out that cupboard every once in awhile with a draught
of frankness. Go and tell the friend who has hurt you how you feel and
ask him if he can't explain things, and \u25a0 10 to 1 when you go back to your
grievance cupboard you'll find it empty, for nine out of ten. grievances shrivel
up at once under this treatment. \ h -'.^..^ c.\\ „ ; \u0084 :;, . ..\u25a0. • »
Another way is to do something kind I' for -the person who" caused the
grievance. This is said to have a' quite magic effect' on emptying that cup
board. 'dsp<i?.
Today is the day before New Year.
Wouldn't it be a grand idea to visit that cupboard in yottr heart where
the slights and injuries and fancied slights and injuries are' stored away
ripening into grievances and just clean it all out thoroughly? .
And then, lest being empty, it should get filled up again with even worse
rubbish— like the' house. of, the seven devils— why wouldn't it be an even more
splendid idea to fill it right up tomorrow - •
with New Year resolutions? l • \u25a0>•- .*-•
revolution In Mexico. George Nave of
the Northwestern will refrain from In
troducing his "friend. Captain Rough
ness, to the unsuspecting trafflcman.
Jack Inglis of the Union Pacific de
clined to make any new year resolu
tion. The city ticket office force or
the Western Pacific resolved to do
nothing but' saw wood. There Is an
other.batch of them that will undoubt
edly be made public today, this evening
and Sunday morning.
The . Sunset lines are exhibiting in
the Powell \u25a0window two enlarged
photographs- of the Southern Pacific
Atlantic steamers, Momus and Comus.
which plybetween New York and New
L». H. Nutting, general passenger
agent of the Southern Pacific steamship
lines at New York; J. H. R. Parsons,
general passenger agent of the South
ern Pacific lines in Louisiana, and
Colonel T. : J. Anderson, general pas
senger agent of the Sunset lines, with
office at Houston, are expected on the
Pacific coast. early next month to in
spect the new offices of the Sunset
route in: this" city and in Los. Angeles.
W. D.Stubbs, general agent of the
Wabash, \ with headquarters at Port
land," is in the city for a few days. He
is on his way home after,, a visit in Los
The final /meeting of the present
board of railroad commissioners was
held -yesterday" afternoon In the ferry
building. An additional 10 days to file
W. M. SHAW, a capitalist of Pasadena. Is at the
'Palace. -Shaw was\ formerly, in the lumN»r
.: business in Maine, but disposed ' of hla Inter
_ ests to make his homo in California. -
.*.::'• - '. •-. '" ' : ...*-.
FRANK SHAW of ; Los Angeles. Mr. and . Mrs. .
W. iJ. Reed of • Ererett and M. S. Davis ' of
•Spokane make up a group of recent arrivals at
: the Manx.'"
;\u25a0'\u25a0•, ; • • ,
H. A. RUSSELL, a jeweler of Los Angeles, who
; makes a . specialty of abalone shell;. Is regis
tered at the Stewart.
-*..'. •\u25a0• - • . •
JAMES D. HOGE, \u25a0 presid»nt of the SaTlnjrs and
'\u0084: Trust ; company; jf : Seattle,' Is at the Palace
with his family. .. , .
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X. ; SCHEELINE. . a banker of Reno, !s- at* the
Palace with .Mrs. Scheeline and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H.° Clemmons. . '
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JOHN - E. v BEXLAINE, [ a \u25a0 railroad contractor : of
;^ Seattle, is at: the Palace, registered from
' - Seattle. \u25a0 '"'^Q^SSMSI'iMBW
-** - •
S. TATE, general: : passenger agent of. the West
ern ; Pacific railroad, : of f Sacramento -is at - the :
'\u25a0; ;_j :'*..,.;\u25a0 _«\u25a0« \u25a0 , • —•'-•. .
GtTS - LARM, .. manager ' of the" Hotel ' Manx, was
h . aronnd "yesterday ! after a sickness of • three
" weeks./.' ; '
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3, VT. GODWIN, a commission merchant of Seat
tle. Is among the recent arrivals at the Palace.
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W.*;^W. ? SHANNON, state printer, is down from
/ Sacramento and is "staying at the Palace.
H. G. ; TTTRNJER, a : hardware merchant of - Mo
: ' desto, ; is a guest at the Argonaut.
\u25a0i - •.•'•-' •; - \u25a0\u25a0•-.:
J.: G. ROBERTS," a banker of Madera, Is at the
V Palace with A., W. Heavenrich.
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k: koONS, a capitalist of Seattle; is at the Yon
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DECEMBER 31, 1910
a new complaint was granted to the
complainants In the case of the citizens
of Belvedere and Tiburon against the
Northwestern "Pacific, in which It Is
sought to secure a reduction ;In the
passenger fares and'an Improved ferry
service between this city and those
points. All old business was cleaned up
and everything made. ready for the new
commission, which is scheduled to meet
next Tuesday.
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C W. Durbrow, Interstate commerce
attorney for the Southern Pacific, whose
resignation to enter private law prac
tice was announced a month ago, will
sever his connections with the railroad
company today.
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The friends of Joseph N. Harrison off
the Washington Sunset route In Flor
ida, have been converted to the wonder
ful climate of San Francisco, judging
from the following. little rerse received
from that state' yesterday:
I'd like. to b« sitting this momtns with yoa
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Where the lobsters carort and the thbrooghbred
Illuminate nijrht to'mafci* dar.
We'd oped a bottle of *om« anrient atnJT, frapped.
And all that »ort of thlnjr,.
And with bottles and birds, and sorjrs (without
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We'd make those Christmas bells r!aj.
Open house is to- be held at th«*
Transportation club this evening and
tomorrow for the members and their •
guests. Refreshments, will be ; served
during the evening, and music will b*'"
furnshed by a string orchestra.
GEOSGE COTJY, a bellboy of the Stewart. Is the
father of a nine pound baby /boy. ,He reeeiT»d
the/congratulations of the" office staff yes
terday.- i '
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H. F. ASTDESSON.' a real estate promoter ft
Santa Cruz, and M. H. Crorer. a lumberman
of the same city, are guests at the St. Francis.
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JAMES A. MUR&AY, a mining minioaatre of .
Montana. wh» makes his home at Monterey, 1$
staying at the St. Francis.
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H. S. JOHXSON, a banker of Modesto, and
daughter are at the Stanford.
C/B. POrrxß, a mining engineer of New York
is rezlstered at the Stewart. ,
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r. K.CHIPPZK, an oil operator of Bakersaeld,
is stsytn; at the Argonaut.
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L. T. HATFIELD, an attorney of Modesto, is
staying at the Stewart., V
E. S. HIGHXEY. a mining man ct Coldfleld is
. af the St." Francis.
M. : BTTN3TEIX. an antomobUe man of Indiana
Is at the" Colonial.
J.CWni,, a merchant of Modesto. Is a guest
J. THOMAS, a merchant of Santa Maria/ !» tt
:the Stanford.
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J. J. MOSHIS, a merchant of New York, is at
the ColoniaL j>, # . .. .
H.A-rFEaGTTSO3J,'« capitalist of Seattle. bi'ajL
the Turpln. ' "' \
W.yP. /WILSOH of Sidney, Australia. 1» at tW
A. B. HIIX, a banker of-Petaluma, i* at the
Belle-nie. * .

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