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MONDAY
AMENDMENT 34 IS VITAL TO
SAN FRANCISCO'S FUTURE
WITHOUT better franchise conditions San Francisco must wait
long for the improvement and extension of its transportation,
and without better transportation there can be no municipal
growth. Charter amendment No. 34 makes the necessary changes in
the city's organic law. It is vital to the future of the metropolis, and
yet it is opposed by people who profess to be devoted to the public
interest.
The Call is concerned in this matter only to see a municipal
need met in the most expeditious manner possible. It urges all its
San Francisco readers to indorse with their votes tomorrow the plan
devised by the mayor and the supervisors to remedy the grave defect
in the charter.
We have not seen a more effective reply to the critics of this
amendment than that made by Mr. E. A. Walcott in an open letter
to the Public Ownership association. Here are the objections pre
sented by that organization and Mr. Walcott's categorical answers
to them :
Objection I. *That no other conditions can be imposed in a fran
chise than those «et forth in the amendment itself.'
Answer. This is directly contrary to the decision of the supreme
court in the Russell case (filed September 13, 1912) interpreting sec
tion 19 of article XI of the constitution, which provides that "Persons
or corporations may establish or operate works for supplying the in
habitants with such services upon such conditions and under such
regulations as the municipality may prescribe under its organic law.
The court says that this not only gives the city power to prescribe
conditions of service in its charter, but also to prescribe by ordinance
any conditions not inconsistent with the charter. Possibly Mr. Troy's
opinion is of more weight than that of Justice Shaw, who wrote the
opinion, and Justices Angellotti, Sloss. Lorigan and Henshaw. who
signed it; but they have power to enforce their opinion, while the
effect of Mr. Troy's opinion does not reach further than the sound of
his voice.
Objection 2. That the city, in a resettlement franchise, must pay
for the franchise at the values set by the capitalization.
Answer. This is not correct. The determination of such values
is purely a matter eft bargain between the city and the owners of the
existing franchises. (See subdivision 6 of section 7.) We can not be
compelled to agree to any other price than we consider fair.
Objection 3. That the time for consideration of franchises has
been so cut down that grants can be rushed through before the people
are aware of them.
Answer. On the lowest computation that can be made, it will take
at least 130 days from the time an application is filed until any originar
grant becomes final, and not less than 150 days in case of a resettlement
franchise. Elaborate provisions have been made for advertising. (See
section 6, subdivision 4, and section 7, subdivision 14.) Five months
should be ample for consideration.
Objection 4. That two-thirds of the supervisors can grant a re
settlement franchise when three-fourths should be required.
Answer. The supervisors can not grant a resettlement franchise
under any circumstances. The voters of San Francisco are the only
ones who have that power. The supervisors act as a public committee
to recommend a franchise. The people will decide by their vote. (See
section 7, subdivision 13.)
Objection 5. That the power, to designate a purchaser to take
over a road will lead to corruption of the supervisors.
Answer. The supervisors can not order such a transfer. They
have only the power to recommend. The voters of the city have sole
power to require such a transfer. (See section 7, subdivision 15.)
Amendment 34 guards perfectly the public interests and the money
honest!y t invested in our public utilities. It provides for purchase of
the property by the city and for the reduction of investment out of
earnings, so that the property may gradually pay for itself.
Amendment 6 provides for a way to secure utilities under public
ownership, to manage those we own and to control those owned under
a franchise. A Public Ownership association should be first to urge
on the voters the importance of making these amendments a part of
the charter.
The voters will make no mistake , if they accept this fair and
just statement of the case. They will err grievously if they permit
any consideration to influence them against this amendment and so
delay for at least two years the development and growth of the
city's car service. There are other charter changes now before the
people which are essential to the realization of our dreams and des
tiny, but none more so than No. 34.
Vote Tomorrow to Give the City More
Parks and Better Parks
A MEXDMENT No. 16 must be remembered tomorrow when
7\ the voters go to the polls to express themselves on the changes
proposed for the city charter. That is the amendment to pro
vide more revenue for the city parks, to give to the park fund the
income of a tax not tb exceed 10 cents on the $100 assessed valuation
of property, instead of 7 cents, as is now provided.
It need not be asserted again that the parks of a city are its
lungs. The people breathe through them. We don't want con
gestion of San Francisco's lungs: we want to keep our parks in
shape, beautified, made proper places for our children to play and
in which our people, given too much to apartment house and hotel
life, too frequently dwelling in flats and tenements, may breathe the
proper air of heaven.
Before the new charter went into effect there was an allowance
of 10 cents per $100 assessed valuation for the upkeep of parks, but
the charter, while .extending the area that was cared for by the park
commission, reduced the revenue one third. Restore that.
In a fresh air city like San Francisco parks are a part of our
life; they afford us the change from our dwellings. They give our
visitors the fairest impression of our public spirit. Parks must be
kept up.
Vote "yes" for amendment No. 16 and add to the beauty of
the city.
German House an Addition to the Assets
Of the New San Francisco
THE German-Americans of California have reason to feel proud
this week, for their house is in order.
On Saturday evening the $500,000 home of the German organ
izations in California, built in the handsome architecture of the
German renaissance, was formally opened, and during the nine days
ending with next Sunday evening there will be a series of entertain
ments by the pleasure loving Teutons to inaugurate the service of
their home. The purpose of the splendid structure is to afford a
rallying place far German societies and clubs, particularly of San
Francisco, but generally of California and the Pacific coast.
The genius of the German people is their spirit of friendship,
their love for their fellow men and for his society.
Here in the new German House that spirit will be honored and
•>>ervance provided for.
The German-Ameiican citizens represent the best type of people
who have come to America; home loving, peaceable, industrious.
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
thrifty, intelligent, they combine those qualities which go to make
the highest type of citizen.
San Francisco is proud to have the new German House acjdedj
to its semipublic structures. The location of the building at Turk j
and Polk streets makes it a detached portion of the civic center.
The word the house will speak to the Germans is "Willkommen."!
The spirit it will typify is "Gastfreundshaft."
Beale St. Bridge, Without Approaches,
A Sorry Joke on City
SIXG us a song, poet, of the Beale street bridge, which has. like
eternity, no beginning nor end, but spans, as does the ethereal
rainbow, the magic distance from infinity to infinity.
It was built by the'board of public works to supply a viaduct
over Harrison street at Beale.
Now it stands, in impudent isolation, over Harrison street, but
Beale street east and Beale west are separated from the metal frame
work by structural hiatuses. It is the bridge above approach.
If engineers for a private corporation should construct such a
bridge they would lose their jobs and their professional standing,
but the construction of an impractical bridge by a city engineer is
merely one of the humors of life—-like the construction of an imprac
tical bridge by a stage carpenter with the end and aim of producing
a laugh.
Lawless Governor of South Carolina
Fitly Rebuked by His Fellows
GOVERNOR COLE L. BLEASE. who wears a white bow tie
and is America's only official propagandist for lynch law, was
isolate and alone at the governors' conference. Whatever South
Carolina may think of its lawless executive, the rest of the nation,
as represented by the governors assembled at the Richmond, Va.,
gathering, placed him properly where he belongs.
A blatant politician, a pretender to independence, truckling to
the lowest passion of his community, Blease found in the conference
of state executives no response, but formal repudiation, not only of
his views, but of the instinct which prompted them. Had-,
ley said: "The floor of the conference hall is not the clearing house
for local and personal controversies."
"To with the constitution. I intend to be United States
senator," said Blease.
If a man can become governor by consigning the constitution of
his state to perdition, either the state or its constitution isn't worth
much. South Carolina elected Blease to the highest position in its
commonwealth. Will it elect him to the highest representative
position in the nation?
The United States hopes not.
ANSWERS TO QUERIES
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES—A. O. S., City.
What is meant by "we shall put a stop to oc
i-upatlorml diseases by law," as appears in a
recent periodical, is that the society which has
th« matter In hand will secure the passage of
laws providing for regulations In trades, occupa
tions end professions which are dangerous to
those employed and which, by proper precau
tions, sanitary and otherwise, may be made
less so.
WEIfiHT OF FlSH—Subscriber, Oakland. The
question. "Does a fish weigh less in water than
out of if?" Ik the same tlmt was propounded by
Charles II of England (1849-85) to the Royal
society of London. This i<oclety lost much time
*n<l labor trying to ezglain this question, until
one of the members thought it would be well to
experiment, and discovered that a fish weighs
the same in or out of water.
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TURKISH WOMEN—Reader, Oakland. The
women of Turkey, when they marry, retain their
own names also their fortunes, which they man
age according to their own will, without inter
ference on the part of the husband. For 12 cen
turies they have bad the right to commence ac
tion for the annulment of marriage, on presenta
tion of serioue cause.
A TANK —Subscriber, I.ivermore. The role for
ascertaining the gallon capacity of a cylindrical
tank or ('intern is to multiply the square of the
average diameter by the depth and take three
sixteenth* of the product, or multiply the diam
eter by Itself, and by length, and 5.875, wbere
all the dimensions are in feet.
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VEGETARIAN -Subscriber. City. The state
ment that you heard to the effect that Raphael,
the great painter, wag a vegetarian is correct.
He lived principally on drieil fruits, such as figs
and raisins, eating them with dry bread. He
had a theory that a meat diet was not whole
some f«T a painter.
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A iISGLE—r. H., City. The jingle *;water
In the milk." runs:
Little drops of wafer.
Poured 'nto the milk.
Sinker the farmer* daughter
Lovely gowna of sflk.
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COUSINS .—W. A. W., City. The relation of a
man to his father** flust cotmin's ehiUlren nnd
those of hit* father to his flrat cousin's children
is that of second cousin.
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LOST TH'KKT•-('. R.. City. In case n man
los<>< n pawn ticket lit- should full on the pawn
broker and notify Uiiu not to deliver tUe pietlge
to anybody cite.
SITTING UP NIGHTS
CALLING OUT PAPERS—Subscriber. City.
The anHwer to your question. "Hag a policeman
a right to prohibit boys from calling out papers
on Sunday morning ki the yiclnlty of hotels and
apartment houses"'" is, that persons In such or
other places are entitled to be protected in the
early morning hours from lond, shrill noises that
disturb their rest. If you think the police officer
in tbU case his duty, cite him before
the police commissioners and you will obtain an
offlciel answer.
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DUTCH MASTERS!—C. C. Toint Loroa. You
can obtain R Het of the 52 paintings, all by
Dutch masters, recently lent to the Golden Gate
park museum, by addressing a request to George
Barron, the curator.
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TOTAL VOTE—E. Q.. City. The total Tote is
California at the last presidential election will
not be known until the official count is an
nounced by the secretary of state. Approximate
ly it was 661,404
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WORl.rts KAIR—O. W. W. T. K. The num
ber of admissions at the Columbian exposition in
Chioajro, May 1 to October 31. 1803. was, paid
and free, 25,6» 400, of which 1,998,546 were
free.
WHO HAS A JOB FOR THIS MAN?
'I he Evfn Break society in ap
im-iil«ml to by a man who wants
no monej— no thine but a job.
Hln letter fa published below.
He is an Oakland man whose
name and address will be. sup
plied to any one who In able
to lend a helping hand.
"While I do not want any
money," the letter runs, "I
wonld like If possible to Ret a
job through the Even Break so
ciety. 1 am permanently crippled
bavins; to nse a cane. I ran keep
a small set of. books and type
write. I have had flve years ex
perience la a small business of
my own. I have a wife and two
rhildreu. 1 could make somebody
a nils&Bty KO od clerk."
#The Dark Future
By the POET PHILOSOPHER ||
When W T oodrow, statesman good and
S"feat, takes up the round of White
House ebores, he'll long for former low
estate, for book and birch and school
house floors. The White House lawn
will then be filled with men who In the
recent race put up a line of talk that
thrilled, and who'll demand a good fat
plac£. They will not leave the chief
alone, they'll raise eternal howdydo;
they'll call him up by telephone and
bellow down the kitchen flue. When he
steps out to smoke a torch some grimy
office seeking chap will crawl from un
derneath the porch and clamor for a
public snap. And when at night he lays
his head, worn out, upon the pillowslip,
he'll hear a voice, from 'neath the bed,
demanding a postmastership. And every
man he sees betwixt the White House
and the river's shore, c'en though he is
already fixed, will hold his talons out
for more. And Woodrow oft will long
to be a pedagogue, as he was planned, a
kid inverted on his knee, a good elm
sapling In his hand! With yearning oft
his heart will swell, when office hunters
block his way, to hear again the school
house bell that calls the students from
their play. And some day, when his
stout heart cracks, and he is wearied of
his job, I doubt not he will take an ax.
and mow a pathway through the mob.
PERSONALS
CHARLES H. GODDABD. the organizer of the
Amerleen Druggists' Syndicate, who i» well
known In California because of his long resi
dence here, arrlred from New York yesterday
with liis family nnd took apartments at the
Palace. Goddard lg here on a business trip.
His company U eroding a larg? distributing
warehouse and factory In this city. Besides
business a denlre to play golf in sunny Califor
nia Induced the. drug magnate to make the trip
at this time.
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MRS. A. FLEISHHACKER, the mother of Mor
timer and Herbert Fleishhacker, well known
bankers, returned from an eastern trip j-ester
day. accompanied by Mr*. S. D. Rosenbaum.
They have apartments at the St. Francis,
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W. W. COLE, a mining man of Roanobe who Is
a delegate from Virginia to the California
Miners' association convention, which opens
this morning, is registered at the St. Francis.
W. A. ALDERSON. an attorney: E. E. Thomp
son, a dealer in motor car supplies, and ('. S.
Black make up a group of recent arrivals at
the St. Francis from Los Angeles.
J. W. NEWLEAN, comptroller of the Welle
Fnrgo &. Co. express, is at the Palace with Mrs.
Newlean and J. F. Bradley. They register from
Chicago.
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£. E. MANHEIM. a Fresno capitalist who i« in
terested In hotel properties Id the Ban Joaquin,
la at the St. Francis with Mrs. Maniieitn.
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E. B. GRANDIN of Washington. l>. C. and J. B.
White of Kansas City are guests at the Palace.
They are here on a vacation trip.
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FELIX KEDMAN and Mrs. Hedman of Baku,
Russia, are at the St. Francis, accompanied by
Miss Aiirell.
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J. T. QUINN of Eureka and H. C. Naylor and
Mrs. Naylor of Minneapolis are guests at the
Stewart.
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J. G. ROBSOH of New Westminster, B. C, and
Miss B. Law of Vancouver are guests at the St.
Francis.
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W. A. KEDDIE, a business man and land owner
of Fallon, Nev., is at the Bellevue with Mrs.
Keddie.
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ADOLPH W. RETTIG, an Importer and merchant
of New York, Is at the Palace with Mrs.
Kettlg.
* * *
J. E. PHELPS. an Insurance broker of I.'vj An
geles, is among the recent arrivals at the Pal
ace.
* * *
GEORGE E. POOL, a railroad man of Niagara
Falls, is at the Fairmont with Miss H. E. Pool.
J. V. CHURCHILL, a banker of Yreka. and F. E.
Wadsworth are guests at the St. Francis.
C. R. CITTTEN, a Fresno real estate operator, is
among the recent arrivals at the Mam.
F. LAUTENSCHALGER, a capitalist of
apolls, Is registered at,the Bellerue.
W. H. LATIMER. a merchant of Log Angeles, is
a recent arriTal at the Bellevue.
DR. F. J. ATKINSON of Sacramento is at the
St. Francis with Mrs. Atkinson.
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X. MEN ASSES, a Ktrx-kton merchant. Is at th*
St. Francis with Mrs. Mcnassen.
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FRED G. GREMER of Chicago and J. H. Hinton
of Salt Lake are at the Manx.
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DR. G. F. JONES anri Miss Jonee of. Grass V al
ky are guests at the Palace.
PRIZES AWARDED TO
BEST IN AMERICAN ART
Indian Subjects Get Two Firsts in the
Contest for the National Accd
oinj'e Display
N'KW YORK, ' Dec B.—Awards of
prizes for the best in American art as
represented in the forthcoming exhibi
tion of the National Academy of De
sign were announced tonight. The ex- #
hlblt includes about 4n<> pictures and'
many pieces of sculpture. The exhibit
is unusually catholic in tone, repre
sentative of almost every school.
Two of the awards go to the por
trayal of a peculiarly American sub
ject—the Indian. E. Irving Couse won
the Carnegie prize of $500 for the best
oil painting, portraits excepted, with
his "Making Pottery," an Indian sub
ject. The Isidor medal for the best
figure composition was won by Ernest
I* Blumenschein with "Wise Man. War
rior and Youth," another Indian sub
ject.
The Thomas R. Proctor portrait prize
of $200 was won by William M. Chase
witli his "Portrait of Mrs. H." The
Helen Foster Barnett prize of $100 for
the best piece of sculpture by an artist
less than 35 years old was awared to
E. McCartain for "Fountain."
REALTY BANQUET TO BE
A STATEWIDE AFFAIR
Person* of Vote In Various Sections
Will Be Invited to Maryysville '•Get
Together" Meeting
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICO, Dec. B.—The Marysville realty
board has set December 27 as the date
of its annual banquet and "get to
gether" meeting.
It is to be a statewide affair and per
sons of note from the boost bodies of
several of the larger cities will be In
vited as guests.
The menu will comprise all products
of Yuba county. The Chamber of Com
merce will aid the realty board in the
reception and entertainment of guests,
and the people of the city will keep
open house on that date.
RUSSIA HAS "LANDSLIDE"
la the »w Duma the Right Hμ an
Absolute Majority
SjKvla) Cablp to Tb* Call
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. B.—Russia
has had her political landslide, and in
the new duma the right has an abso
lute majority and the central is cur
tailed and shorn of its leader, M. Guch
koff.
Although it is entirely artificial, such
a transposition may be a logical his
torical necessity, inasmuch as it doubt
less will discredit forever hopes of
reaction, but for Russia at the present
critical juncture of international affairs
the electoral experiment carried out by
M. Sabler and M. Harouzin is a great
misfortune.
By using the clergy for electoral pur
poses these representatives of the synod
and home office in their zeal as cour
tiers have not only magnified the dif
ficulties of the government, but disas
trously undermined the prestige of the
church.
The nationalists publicly denounce
the electoral abuses and have with
drawn from the contest in many of the
constituencies.
LANDSDOWNE NEW HEAD
Bonar I,aw Iμ Superseded aft Leader of
tile I nlonlM*
LONDON, Eng., Dec. B.—At the au
tumn conference of the National Un
ionist association, when the platform
of the unionist party was confirmed, it
was made very clear that should there
be a change of government in the
United Kingdom the task of forming
the cabinet would fall upon the shoul
ders of Lord Lansdowne and not upon
Bonar Law.
During the last few months, as all
the fighting has been in the house of
commons and attention has been at
tracted to that house more than to the
house of lords, unionists as well as lib
erals have come. to regard Bonar Law
as actually, if not technically, leader of
his party, as" well as of that part of
it which site in the house of lords.
At the conference, however, it was
Lord Lansdowno, not Mr. Law, who
was chosen to make the important an-
nouncements in regard to the policy of
the party, a duty which invariably falls
to the leader of the party.
CABINET IS APPOINTED
Provisional President of San Domingo
Names New Ministers
SAN DOMINGO, Dec. B.—The provi
sional president of the republic. Mon
signor Noel, archbishop of Santo Do
mingo, has appointed the. following
cabinet:
Minister of the interior —Andres ,T. Montolio.
Foreign affair* —Dr. Arturo Grullin.
Finance —Hnrtt Ricart.
War snd njarlne—Eli as Braehe.
Justice—Mannfl J. Vlnan.
Agriculture—Samuel itera.
IMilillc works —Jqae M. Jliniuez.
Elections will be held within two
years for the re-establishment of the
regular government.
R. R. MAN WOULD TESTIFY
Preeldrnt of New Haven nnd Hartford
Anke Grand Jury to Call Htm
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. B.—That
the federal grand jury which is inves
tigating the relations between the
Grand Trunk and the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad com
panies may receive testimony direct
from officials in confcol. President
Charles S. Mellen of the latter road
has asked that he be called as a wit
ness. In hie letter to United States
District Attorney Wise, made public to
day, Mellen declares that he personally
conducted all negotiations in behalf of
his road.
NAVAL GUNNERS SHIFTED
Special Dispatch to The Call
MARE ISLAND. Dec. B.—Chief.' Gun
ner David F. Diggins. who had charge
of the Mare island wireless school, has
been ordered to the cruiser Charleston,
stationed at the Bremerton yard. His
place at Mare island will be taken by
Gunner C. L. Bridges.
BITS OF HUMOR
SOLVED!
Teacher —Tommy, can you tell me
what causes darkness?
Tommy—Yes, ma'am; the gas com- ]
panics.
Teacher —Why do you think they
cause it?
Tommy—'Cause they need the money.
—Chicago News.
WAITING
Chatty Waiter (glancing out of win
dow) —The rain'll be 'ere in a minute or
two now. sir.
Customer —Well. T didn't order ft; I'm
waiting for a chop.—Boston Tran
script.
A DILEMMA
Pa —So you want to marry my daugh
ter. Are you in a position to support
a family?
Suitor —Er —How many of you are
there? —London Opinion.
HIS DRI.XK
Waiter—Have another glass, sir?
Husband (to his wife)— Shall I have
another glass, Henrietta?
Wife (to her mother)— Shall he have
another, mother?— Exchange.
DECEMBER 9, 1912
Ferry Tales
1» — —IMI^
I would like to
head this col
umn in letters
an inch long, with
the name of the
man who carried
the baby the other
afternoon in the
McAllister street car. He was a bl»
man and a masterful man, and the fact
that he had been entrusted with the
baby showed that somebody had con
fidence in him.
The car was crowded and the baby,
due at home perhaps for a feed and a
nap. was irritable as a tired business
man when dinner , is late. The baby
gave vent to his feelings, first in a
whimper and then, in spite of the man's
rather awkward attempts to sooth htm,
in a fit of unrestrained bawling such
as only a healthy man child can in
dulge.
The people in the car showed their
annoyance. They frowned at the baby
and they glared at the man. Hβ
noticed the lack of appreciation and
discontinued his efforts to calm the in
fant. Instead he held the
baby at arms length and thus pfa
dressed it:
"Go It, baby. Go it. Go as far Bβ
you like. These people forget that
they were babies once."
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Almost instantly half a dozen women
reached out their arms and offered
to help the child. The man, however,
declined all assistance and when I
left the car at Third street baby was
still "going: it."
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Talking , about streetcars Lieuten
ant B. G. Barthalow of the United
States navy, who is stationed here in
charge of the branch hydrographio
office, had a thrilling experience a
few days ago. He was homeward
bound after the theater. Before get
ting on his car he had been intro
duced to a man who was very deaf.
He carried an old fashioned ear trum
pet, but this Barthalow did not notice
until they were aboard the car.
"Mr. Barthalow gets off at your
block," the man who introduced them,
had said. It was this that made It im
possible later for the navy officer to
escape. There was a crowd of theater
goers in the car and among them Bar
thalow noticed several army officers
and two navy officers, both ranking
him several grades.
"When they were settled in their seats
the deaf man produced his trumpet. In
the kind of voice that a bucko mate
might use in addressing the sky sail
yard, the deaf man said:
"So, you're a lieutenant in the navy,
eh?"
And the echoes died away, and with
every eye in the car turned in their
direction the deaf man pantomimed an
invitation for Barthalow to megaphone
the answer through the big end of the
horn.
Declining the invitation, Barthalow
nodded and then tried to look as if the
question had been addressed to some
body else.
"What ship are you on?"
Barthalow explained as
as possible that he was on shore duty.
"Do you know Captain So-and-so?"
This was an embarrassing question,
as the officer named was on the car, en
joying Barthalow , s confusion.
Barthalow nodded.
"I am told that he used to be pretty
wild." This was the loudest yet.
Barthalow prayed then for a collision,
but none came. To contradict would
have resulted perhaps in the deaf man
roaring out specifications to back his
assertion. To assent might have been
construed as disrespect to a superior
officer. As he hesitated the deaf man
resumed:
"They say that he—"
Barthalow interrupted at this point
with a loud and well simulated excla
mation of pain. He put both hands to
his head.
"You'll have to excuse me," Bartha
low said, •but I have an awful tooth
ache. I think the air might ease the
pain." With that he fled to the forward
platform.
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I want to acknowledge receipt of
a letter from a commuter who writes
under the pen name "Safety," and who
wants the ferry boat crews to give
practical demonstrations showing pas
sengers how to put on life preservers.
"My idea," so the communication
goes, "is for a deckhand to give these
demonstrations, also to allow the pas
sengers to put them on themselves. In
this way the majority of commuters
would he educated so that In case of
emergency they would need no as
sistance and could lend important aid
to the uninstructed.
"I also desire to call attention," the
letter continues, "to the high rate of
speed at which taxicabs and automo
biles are permitted to drive up to the
ferry building opposite the Southern
Pacific offices. I have noticed several
narrow escapes by commuters while
getting on cars and sooner or later
some one is going to be seriously hurt
unless steps are taken to have
machines drive up and depart more
slowly." j^
To Lieutenant of Police Michael
Carroll, who regulates the traffic at
the ferry depot and who reads these
ferry tales every day, the latter part
of the communication is respectfully
referred. "Safety.* , judging from the
handwriting, is a woman and to an
officer of Lieutenant Carroll's gal
lantry that hint will be sufficient for
the complaint to receive prompt inves
tigation and attention.
LINDSAY CAMPBKLL
ABE MARTIN
Jist as soon as a daughter be- I
gins f earn her own Clothes father |(
begins V play dominoes in th' cor- |
ncr saloon. Th' first feller t' th , '
pie counter should be th' last one
served.

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