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MR. TAFT is optimistic with regard to the special session oi
'press shortly to be convened, and he expects it to do as
much good and as little mischief as possible,'and to do it
r— ~~ *~~li quickly. This is the "correct" official attitude,
but the man on the fence watching the game
of politics may be inclined to doubt the presi
dent's forecast as well as to wonder on what
part of his past experience Mr. Taft bases his
J Much
I Politics
I to Be Done
estimate. This is what Mr. Taft believes, or at least hopes:
My opinion is that a majority of both houses, disregarding party
lines, will seize a great national opportunity and promptly ratify the
agreement before proceeding to other business if it be deemed wise or
necessary to proceed to other business. I feel confident that a test of six
months of this agreement will so vindicate the wisdom of adopting it as
to remove it from political discussicfn thereafter. Biti
If this were the first session of congress under a new adminis
tration it might easily be that Mr. Taft's amiable prophecy concern
ing the early ratification of the Canadian reciprocity agreement
would be fulfilled and followed by an immediate adjournment;
but there will be other factors present during the coming session
that will greatly complicate the action of congress.
That party lines will be, disregarded to a great extent in regard
to reciprocity we regard as probable, but it is certain that in all
other matters partisan considerations will govern. Everything that
this congress undertakes will be considered in the light of its possible
or probable effect on the presidential campaign of next year. The
democrats, having a majority in the house of representatives, will
devote their energies to putting the republicans in a hole if they can,
while the republicans will. one fears, spend no little time setting traps
in the expectation that the democracy will walk in. It is possible
that these more or less important maneuvers will keep congress in
session all summer. <_ •
SOME mixed politics in which principle promises to be compli
cated by ambition may be expected to grow out of the com
mittee assignments in the senate to be made immediately
after the extra session meets next month.'
The new senate is radically different in
personnel and leadership from that of the last
congress. Aldrich and Hale are out, and the
republicans, although still retaining a majority,
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by Politics
are far from united'on the most vital questions before the country.
The insurgents, headed by Cummins of lowa and La Follette of
Wisconsin, are far more radical on controverted matters than any
of the democrats in the senate, and from the standpatters'they are
as widely separated in matters of opinion as the poles.
In this state of mind the democrats imagined that they, saw
their opportunity. They would seize the occasion to make a com
bination with the insurgents that would enable them to control
• committee assignments, and especially the pivotal committees on
! finance and appropriations.
It has been the senate custom to let most of the choice places
Son committees go in accordance with the rule of seniority,, and
s measured by that test Penrose and Warren would get the chairman
; ships of "the two big committees. They arc both rank standpatters
I and the democrats formed the idea that a combination with the
j insurgents to throw them out would be too easy. That is where
j they made their mistake. Cummins and La Follette are both recep
. tive candidates for the republican nomination for president next year,
and with this attitude goes a thrifty sense of the politics of the
• situation. They arc in no wise eager to face a charge of party
"irregularity" next year, so that they refuse to turn down Penrose
•and Warren and it seems probable that the standpatters will still
' hold the leadership of the important committees.
JOHN F. STEVENS, the great railroad builder and engineer
who runs the Hill lines in Oregon, does not agree with other
transportation authorities in the belief that the opening of
the .Panama canal will be disastrous to the
land carriers. Some account of the opinions
expressed by Mr. Stevens in an address
before the Portland commercial club is given
in the Oregonian thus: HHHBf:.
• Readjustment
of Railroad
• Tic stated that the canal would benefit the railroads for the reason
that "a large part of the shipments which would be made by ship through
.the canal would be destined for inland points ..The railroads,*' he said,
"would be obliged to haul to these points so that the lower rates made
by steamship lines would not affect the rail rates more than 300 miles
inland from cither coast." I ;
There must necessarily be a complete readjustment of trans
portation methods and practices following on the opening of the
canal. The railroads will no doubt fight hard to prevent or postpone
this readjustment. They have, in fact, already intimated that they
will attempt to perpetuate the methods" by which the Pacific Mail
company has been able to shut off competition by sea, but they are
destined to fail in this, and fail disastrously, if it is attempted on
any considerable scale. They wilfbe wiser if they follow the advice
of Stevens and address themselves to the work of developing the
short haul. The present plan is to sacrifice everything to the long
haul, and the major part of the injuries and injustices of which
people complain have grown out of this policy. Of course, Stevens
is right. There will be plenty of business for the railroads growing
out of canal results, and it will be more profitable and less conten
tious than that which, the^ overland roads now hold ■by means of a
vicious system designed to shut off competition. '//''- ..~~AAAAA : .
Destiny Knows Her Job
The moment that every one thinks you are right, you are probably
wrong. Popularity is by no means an indication of strength. Individ
uality is positive. It has a distinct form—it is unique it departs from
The man who coincides with the judgment of every acquaintance,
is a mere mirror, simply reflecting the characteristics of others, lacking
in strengtha human chameleon, changing his colors as he changes his
Originality is the seed of enmity. To advance a theory means to
clash with established beliefs. ' /
Vanity is lurking in every human breast. We all favor our own
opinions and we ate loth to alter our points of view until irrefutable
proof forces us to own that they are erroneous.
Therefore, any man who sets out to better existing conditions
must anticipate opposition rather than co-operation. \
Humanity does not take kindly to innovation. It loves its
ancient ruts. |
Declaration of discovery is invariably the signal for incredulity.
The pioneer in thought and in invention must literally inflict his bene
factions upon his contemporaries.
Only strong men can hope for unusual success. You can't slide
into eminenceyou must trudge up the slope. You must eat the bitter
persimmon of disappointment many times before you can enjoy the
sweet fruits of victory.
It seems cruelthis law of human nature—it seems unjust. But
THE press of business in the closing week of the late congress
was not so great but that the senate found time to pass "the
Hobson spy bill." It is a harmless phase of the Hobson
-- 1 hysteria that looks under the bed every night
for a concealed Japanese villain inspired with
treacherous purpose to destroy this happy
„^^^^^M Yet ii**spitc of all such legislation there will
be spies in plenty in this country and in other countries. Every
military nation, including the United States, maintains a corps of
spies to secure information concerning the defenses of foreign coun
tries. These spies are sometimes captured in the act, and in that
case their government usually disowns them. It is a solemn farce.
A couple of British officers not long ago were caught making plans
of a German fortress, and, after trial, were; "sentenced to terms of
imprisonment. As if in the way of retaliation, the British authorities
proceeded to capture* a German spy. who likewise was tried and
then released on parole. The English spies captured by the Germans
were not treated as mere malefactors, nor were they cansidered
guilty of anything dishonorable. In fact, spying is part of the recog
nized military trade.
When It Is
Dangerous to
Photograph Cows
But these laws sometimes.work inconvenience on the unsuspect
ing". It happened not long ago that an American tourist-visiting
the island of Guernsey in the English channel plied his kodak on a
group of Guernsey cows close by a British fort. He was promptly
arrested as a spy and it took a long time to convince the local
authorities that his camera contained nothing more dangerous than
the picture of a cow. ■ ."< ' •
TOMATO—T. P., ':•.-. Is the tomato fruit
or vegetable?
Both. Botanioally it Is a fruit;
commercially a vegetable. »
.* « •
INSTITUTE—C, City. Where is the . Rocke
feller institute? »'.
The Rockefeller Institute for medical
research in New York.
j • • ".■••
THE MOON M. W. 8.. City. Why is the
crescent of the moon at loses .vertical and at
others horizontal?
Because of the moon's revolution.
»* ■ •
MAGAZINES— C. V... Etna Mills. Are
any sporting periodicals published In California?
The Breeder; and Sportsman and the
Western Field. ,
*• • »
BIRD STORES—J. **•* ... City. . Must bird
stores have a permit from the board of health to
keep rabbits or guinea piss in their windows?,
No. .' '-* .' ;'»
* * *
MAIL CARniF.nS—Old Subscriber, Amos, Not.
L- " ■ _ —
H. CAMERON ROGERS of Santa Barbara, one of
the committee appointed by Governor Johnson
Vto handle,the state fund of $5,000,000 for the
1915 exposition, is staying at the Palace. ' ;
PROF. C. G. ROCKWOOD of Rrlneeton iiivrer
slty, bis wife and daughter are staying at the
I -..'ion Square.
• *■"''•
J*. C. CRAWFORD of London, who has large min
ing Interests in this country, is staying at the
. Fairmont. -" .
' sSswsssss^M * llt*JWt-P
t. H. ■ BEAN. • superintendent of the Taeotna,
Wash., street railway system, is registered at
the ralace^'SßßSffiKfiE!
« • *
GEORGE L. TISHER. ■ businessman of Omaha,
Neb.; and .Mrs. Fisher are at the Palace.
_H__H_t"*A___*f*"t^' *
H. A. BLUKE. a real estate dealer of Duluth,
Mluu.. and his wife are at the Palace.
A. FRED , WET, a hotel proprietor of Salt Lake
City, is staying at the St.* Francis. .
■•. • * '
G. R. HTJRN, a raining man of Klamath Falls,
and Mrs. Horn are at the Turpi*..*
,* • * • •
E. A. BLYTHE. an oil operator of Bakersfield, is
; registered it the St. FrAtcto.
r - '. ,-* '• *• * •
W. M.; SMITH, a glOTe manufacturer. of ■ New
York* is at the Union Square.
E. V. KEVANBKI, a silk manufacturer of New,
York, is at the St. Francis. * -'_
•■ • •
H. F. BEECHES, a shipping man of Tort To* .*>
* send. Wash., is at the Palace. - ' *'\*
'-» »..;■■• »;•"' '•:'-,
G. V. SHORT, a mining man of Tonopab. is reg
istered at the Argonaut.
HSBfl • • •
J, W. GESDALE. a hotel proprietor of Taft. Cal.,
is staying at the Argonaut.
E. E. JONES, an oil operator of Bakersfleld, Is
staying at the St. Francis. "
A. D. SNODGRA6S. an attorney of Los Angeles,
5 4* slaying at the Argonaut.'.'■"-.. **
."'*.* ' ".'; *:; ■« . .-' * ; ' s *
.I*. BOGGS of Stockton is at the BcUerua.
Herbert Kaufman
la it lawful for balfbreeds to carry United States
Mall? ,
* Yes.
• * •;.--*
BAY VIEW—B. M. 8.. City. In what part Of
San Francisco is Bay View?
North of Hunters point and east of
Railroad avenue.
Headed Them Off
"Got a good scheme." "What?"
"Gave my fiancee a phonograph." "For
heaven's sake, Why?*" "None of the
other fellows will call on her now."—
Toledo Blade.
- Accent on the Final "You"
Miss * Knox—*Wha\ would you give,
dear, to have such a figure as mine?
Miss Hammer— don't know —what
did you give.—Boston Transcript. 1
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JULIUS L. MEIR the firm of Meh- _ Frank of
Portland. la at the St.: Francis. He is accom
panied by his wife and children.
JAMES R. TAYLOR, a retired capitalist of Sac
ramento, and Mrs. Taylor are registered at the
Hotel Stewart, !lflßSfnttl
'• " ■''. * • * ;
WILLIAM PITT TRIMBLE, a Seattle attorney,
is registered at the Palace. lie is accompanied
. by his wife.
. » •.. * .
E. B. PREDEAU**.. a real estate man of Sacra
mento, is at the Turpin.
r•* ■ • "
W. 6. EELLS, a Philadelphia manufacturer, Is
staying at the Palace. • '
|BBBfeßttMflH9Hl__s ' • •
C. K. KIRBT, a fruit gTower of Fresno, is regis
tered at the Palace. -
*'.'*'.'."• . *
WALLACE MeLAMONT, a Portland attorney, is
at the St. I*Tanrls.*^pnßßß
JUDGE W. H. ARMSTRONG 'it Philadelphia is
at the Beilevne. H_HB_____B_
SHBSBIBB^' *'" • * .':*-¥*__
J. J. FRANCIS, a lumberman of New York, Is it |
the Colonial. I9S3HBS£A___a__
.'■■'• ••.•*. ;
F. J. FOX, a merchant of Philadelphia* is at tie j
Colonial. *■'■■•;: .;.-'T.*'r''-- ."■* ' *' - t
ifflflßß__ail__M**Bßg*S__l *J_E
E. SHOWALTER, an oilman of Fresno, is at the
' Stanford. -WISfSS^Sa^BBS^- ■ '•' ■
.-■■.*'"■• • '
L, T. HATFIELD, a Sacramento attorney, is at
the Stewart. - 990HHSS_£&
J. E. HALL, a raining man of Reno, la at the St.
" ''*^__f_S!
• ■•..*
5.. E. SPRINGER of New York is at the
Cadillac. ■. :' „. v ■*, ■
.r • • . *
M. CLETELAND of Taooraa is at the Arlington.
• • •
G. KEATH of New York Is at the Yon.Dora.,
B. BEAMER of .Woodland, is at the Stanford.' .
S.A. BLOWSEN of Nevada is at the Cadillac.
A;.: *.*» ■■ I.'': fi#'" :
C. P. WOOD of Chicago is at the Yon Dora.
Destiny has been in business since the Stardust was strewn thtough the
empyrean, and in the finite analysis her methods are always best. She
knows that she can only breed giants out of travail. She tempers the
mettle of her chosen in the fires of resolution.
Those who are not masterful enough to conquer their own souls are
not courageous enough to lead their generations.
She offers every man the TEST.. Reward is sure to all who
dure. But the cringers—the poltroons— little people, who count
their pain and their conceit above service to the common good, she elim
inates by gravitythey fall to the bottom by virtue of their leaden
hearts. *
;■;' The highway of supremacy has always been a pathway of suf
By virtue of the law of compensation all who demand more than
the average must render due payment for their aspirations.
It is not possible to buy under the "market price."
Nothing of worth can come as a gift. The gambler's dollar is
never so big as the laborer's. The spendthrift loses the savor of ex
istence through need of want. The heir to a fortune inherits the curse
of Midas. He misses the flavor of his bounties through lack of con
trastsdeprivation has not taught him appreciation.
Mere luck does not exist. The only men who get one hundred
per cent out of life are those who have put one hundred per cent of
themselves into living. *
Whatever you are—whatever you have—you have been weighed
upon scales that cannot cheat—you have been measured by your merits.
.{Copyright, 1911, b\) Herbert Kaufman.) '
The Briton of 170,000 Years Ago
Front view.
. These two diagrams show well the main points of difference between the head of : the earliest known Briton
and that of the modern Englishman.\ It should be* remarked that the outside line round the second diagram shows
the features of the Galley Hill.man. The great thickness of his neck is Particularly nolircnhl*
Few discoveries by modern scientists
have interested anthropologists as
much as the bones of what is called
the Galley Hill man. The following
account of- this prehistoric skeleton
and the accompanying drawings^ are
from the latent number of the Illus
rated London News and were prepared
for that periodical ,by Prof. Arthur
Keith, conservator /o£j the > museum '** at
the"Royal!College of surgeons:* .-.-;.
.The fossil remains of the Galley Hill
man were discovered in a gravel pit
in the * valley "of .the Thames,*:some
miles.-above Gravesend—one of .them
being the : pit at. Galley * Hill. At; this
place, the. main road ) from Graveseml
to London * passes near" the ? edge' of a
great bank of ; chalk,"*: which ,~ rises /up
about 90 feetr above the level of the
river, from;which It Hs;separated by ft
flat tract of meadows and ; marsh; nearly
a mile wide. The bank of chalk la
worked by the numerous cement fac
tories scattered along its base. On the
top; of the ; chalk *' Is" an, extensive 'bed
of gravel, some 10 feet in depth,'which
nas to ,be removed as the;, chalk '/.pit
is extended.}; ; This; gravel is known to
geologists ; as the high-level .or 100
foot ' terrace, r and \ Is [ regarded - by' them,
and with good reason,"as-an, ancient
bed of .the; Thames. /'ln the gravel the
old, or palaeolithic, from of flint imple
ments are found; .; so are* remains, of
the '"*mammoth • and of :, other ] animals
which existed In England when the Gla
cial period was/at an fend. * in those
days, just-as at the » present time, the
river engulfed, 'entombed, and ■in some
cases J preserved In. its *; bed * the '= many
things*which might* be caught in its
flood. *4^_saßßß4BiPnßi£Vßn>_;
*//' The skull was : found in; a ; sandy; clay *
layer of the gravel, Indicating the bot
tom of a pool/ of the old river. The
Learn/to Say, "No"
. "A young man should learn to say
'no,' " remarked the old fashioned mor
alist. "That's right," replied' Senator
Sorghum. ."The habit may come in
handy some day when he is asked, to
Washington r Star. :
Knew Her Place
"Are you a", friend /of ' the groom'?
family?'" asked the usher at the church
wedding. *,*'l think i not," replied the
lady addressed; "I'm the mother, of the
bride.'*—Yonkers Statesman.",, / . '.
skull was eight feet from the surface
of the gravel and two feet above the
chalk—too deep to be accounted for
by supposing ito be a burial. The
overlying gravel was in its natural
and undisturbed state. The other bones
of the skeleton were embedded in the
.sandy clay, and were, excavated with
great care—they were soft and very
fragile. The overlying gravel was just
as the ancient Thames had laid it
down. ' Further, the, condition of the
bones, certain primitive points in
structure, and the fact that remains
of a similar type of man have been
found on several occasions,, in ."ancient
: strata* on the - continent,, convince/ one
that the remains thus discovered:were
.those of a man /.who lived in : England
when the Thames," carrying probably a
larger volume. of '* water; than it now
does,"> flowed on land which was nearly
100 . feet/ above _ its present level. /
No accurate estimate * can / be; formed
In/years as to how. long ago'that may
be. .We know, however, that: the river
has worn out Its valley, in some places
six or : eight t miles wide, /down ; to/ its
present level;"lt' is further" known '.that
' since the 100 foot-terrace was laid down
the river has occupied fa 'channel 40
feet below j the * present one, which. it
has filled up again; so that altogether;
■at 'the/lowest estimate, the. level: has
• been' lowered;, or ,raised to , an;extent
of 170 feet. There is no reason ; to
believe that the elevation or.depression
of the land, which leads to; the fall
and : rise . in ; the level of the river, has
not r been * uniform. / We ; must judge iof
the ? past l from what /we know - of,* the
present, on. this basis the land
movement a slow one, for, as far as
can be now told, the l<*vel of the river
A Great Story
./"I've got a great story," says the
new repcn*ter.*«M<HWpffl_BMga!B__—
'You have?" growled the city editor.
I "What is it?" * -^gM*Hi*ja«___flWß___
, -lw |VH|HBU;t'CBjBS
> "The, only,. actress who never mar
[ ried: Nat Goodwin is.engaged to;the
only - man who never married Lillian
Mostly Common
Lord Mount Auburn—Arc millionlares
common, in the states ?aH*jS|BJßftisSßs_S_
Mr. Beacon Hill— most of them.
Harvard Lampoon.
MARCH 19, 1911
Side view.
has scarcely changed since the Roman
period.; ; If, then, a .movement of a
foot is allowed for each 1,000 years.
one may with some. safety assign at
least a period of 170.000 .years to /the
period whichi has elapsed since the high
level terrace was laid down at Galley
t hill. ■ Further research will ' probably
show that the period is*much longer,
and that ; the land movement; is much
slower than is presumed here.
Turning now, to what: can be. told of
this ancient Briton , from a study of
the remains, one is struck. with the
■modernity of the type. It is true that
there;is,probably:not;a single individ
ual now In islands that shows all
the features *of : this man. for man he
was. The ; extreme length and extreme
narrowness of his 'head may „be ap
proached by some, his short stature—
little over Aye , feet—by many, but
few would show the curious features
of his ; thigh., bone and •the / relative
shortness of his leg: bones. Very "-few
would be found to 'possess the same
relative ; dimensions of teeth.* but In
many , men an eQually retreating chin
and a corresponding r form of forehead
can, be .seen. ■ His brain, was some
what below that of the average modern
man An ■* si*e, l but /bigger; than; is = often
found In: highly Intelligent people \ The
lesson *. that-the 'Galley Hill* discovery
has , brought home to anthropologists'
ana . archaeologists is * that I the *: modern
type.of man—the man who has shed all
traces of simian traits in - face, Mature!
lit *Z»i' *'. ' infinitely - older '. than /;we
have hitherto supposed. The history
of the man in England does not com
mence some 5.000 years ago with an
invasion of * Celt *or of Saxon.- but "at a
. d£«TSr 5 -000 yea" ,s but *
His Mind
John—l say, old man. how * would
you like to come up to the club to
morrow and play golf?
Henry—Why— l can't say for cer
tain i till I—er—consult my wife.
John— All right. Let me know as
soon as she W akes up your mind.—Mar->
per 8 Bazaar. ' p^fS£^B__Jß___i ■
Woman's Wav
Women* see only, the defects of tal
ented men and only the good qaulltiea
Of blockheads.— Life.

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