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The Call -AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER-THE NEWSPAPER OF AUTHORITY" FOUKDED DECEMBER 1. lU* W. W. CHAPIN, Publisher This court of the past differs from nil living aristocracy in this : It is open 'o labor and to merit, but to nothing rise. No wealth Tvill bribe, no name overage, no artifice deceive the guard ian of these Elysian gates. * * * Do you deserve to enter? Pass. Do you ast( 1° be the companion of nobles? Mafyc yourself noble and you shall be. —Ruskin. THURSDAY, APRIL 10. 1913. SAN MATEO'S GOOD ROADS San Francisco as much a* San Mateo i> to be congratulated upon the proportions of the vote by which the people of San Mateo county au thorized the good roads bond issue of Popular approval of the bond issue was based upon popular appreciation of comprehensive plans prepared with commendable care. The San Mateo county authorities purpose to exercise the utmost expedition in marketing the bonds and realizing those plans. The proceeds of the bonds are to he expended upon an auxiliary system good roads which will make pos sible the development of some of the linest residential and agricultural properties in California. The completion of that system cither before or after part or all oi San Matc<> county shall have con- Itted with San Francisco means Bctl to this city as would the rcali/ well considered new street development plans in any un developed section north of the county line. Sail Francisco is the natural market i<»r the agricultural pfoducts of San Mateo county.' To San Mateo county San Francisco naturally looks for the larger proportion of the garden prod ucts which must go into its everyday commerce. Thanks to bad roads, great tracts Oi excellent garden lands are unde veloped. The people of San Matco ;ind San Francisco are penalized. Good roads in S.hi MAteo county not only mean the expenditure ot hundreds of thousands of San Fran cisco"- dollars in that county, but they mean new and better business for San Francisco. THE END NOT YET The public morals committee 1 of the state senate goes blithely on its way. seemingly determined to overlook no opportunity to make California the butt of the nation's ridicule and to turn public attention from the good work done and being accomplished by the legislature. Seeking new fields for the expleka tion of it-, concern for the morale of an unregenerate people, it has uncov ered a shocking state of affairs sar torial. The moving picture actresses are dragging the youth of the land dOWII to perdition by the vicious abandon with which they disarrange their skirts to meet the exigencies of their roles. \\ berefore the committee has sol emnly decided that the good people ol California shall be protected from the horrid influence of films depicting any abandoned female person in the act of lifting her skirts. Hereafter tie persecuted heroine of the movies must frustrate the horrid designs of the villain with "the papers" without cowboy saddle, purling brook or gar den fence accessories. Sue must es chew windy plain-, puddles and cherry trees, or suffer California's ban upon her art too little adorned. Strong in it* conviction that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, and as a further evi dence of the measure of responsi bility for the morals of San Francisco it has accepted, it is not too much to expect the committee's next recom mendation to he a law compelling the women of this community to pro vide themselves with windshields before attempting to round the Flood tmilding corner. NEW RULES FOR SENATE 'I he pian> fit tlic new majority to change the rtilc« of the United States senate will meet with the instant ap proval of those whose appreciation <>f the possibilities of representative government is the result of a study of senatorial methods It is the , announced purpose of the majority to strike down the Chinese wall of precedent which for decades has made an actual' majority of the senate subordinate to the wishes Gr it numerically insijtfniheant- minority, tt wa.s said Ti .few years ago! .and- O uot untruthfuUy,.VM Se.natcw.s Hanna and Spooncr constituted a working two-thirds of the senate. Thanks to the seniority rule and their domina tion of the committee on rules and committee assignments, they were . able to place nominal control of the activities of the senate in the hands ;of senators wholly within their own control. L'nder the law of precedent ac cepted by the -enaie, the fate of a measure has been committed to the ' hands of the chairman of the com mittee to which that measure was re ferred. To prevent consideration of a measure, the committee chairman has but to refrain from calling -a meeting of his committee, of t<» pigeonhole the measure upon regular meeting day?. , The arbitrary power enjoyed by chairmen of important senate com mittees for many years is as un democratic and antagonistic to the theory of representative government as was the legislative party caucus which formerly figured in the undoing of the people by California legis latures. The democratic majority promises to change this. It purposes to secure the adoption of a rule that will shear committee chairmen of their unwar ranted and undemocratic power. It promises , to provide by rule that a majority of a committee may call a meeting of that committee without the consent or the presence of the chairman. The character of the promised rule suggests that its adop tion wilt also permit a majority of a committee to transact committee business after calling the meeting. ■J"he seniority rule is to go, too, according to the Washington dis patches. With its passing the com mittee on committees may in its wisdom assign senators to committees with some regard for their fitness for the work of those committees. The senate seems in a fair way to become a representative body. •» THE ARBITRATION LAW That amendment of the Erdman arbitration law will be considered seriously by congressional leaders before the convention of the next regular session seems assured. The principle involved in the Erd nian law undoubtedly has come to stay. It has been invoked to the ad vantage of the country and to the advantage of the psrties whose in terests were directly involved. Conceding its value, neither labor nor capital is content with the arbitral machinery provided by it. When it was invoked for a settlement of the differences between the switchmen and the eastern railroads both the men and the companies objected vig orously to its prescriptions. The law provides for only three arbitrators—one selected by the em ployer?, one chosen by the employes and one to represent the public. It limits the time for investigation to thirty day?. It is. of course, highly desirable, both from the standpoint of the par ties directly interested and for the preservation of the public good, that when a case is submitted to arbitra tion a decision may be reached as soon as may be without injustice to either side. It is contended that an extension of fhe time limit placed upon investiga tion could work no harm to the em ployes involved in a dispute because their employment woulti continue and the linal adjustment of the case could not result in depriving them of their earnings. That phase of the seems, however, to be of more importance to the public than to the immediate parties to a dispute. The provision limiting the number of arbitrators to three seems likely to work hardship on the immediate par ties. In the switchmen's case, many roads were involved. The conditions surrounding the men were different on each road. Many of the men felt that they were not adequately repre sented. Some of the railroads in sisted that conditions peculiar to them were wholly overlooked. The movement for amendment is headed by the Railway Business asso ciation, but the railway employes teem to he in accord with it. Their agree ment upon an amended law would he a long step toward the general adop tion of arbitration statutes. Oaear Hammersteins announcement that he intends to produce a moral opera in which only singem or the highest moral standards will be per mitted to appear suggests that he is preparing to invade California. The custodians of the imprisoned English suffragettes seem to have no just cause for complaint about the high cont of living. President Wilson disapproves of dol lar diplomacy, but is preparing to be come reconciled to million dollar dip lomats. Montenegro seems wholly unable to distinguish the harmony produced by that "European concert." ABE MARTIN A white waistcoat should be cleaned immediately after a ban quet an , not allowed V stiffen. There's few trials in this life that kin equal )erlttin* on th' wrong train with three children. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY. APRIL 10, 1913. FERRY TALES , ,rpHE ways of man with a maid I be strange. , ' sang Kipling. JL Here Is a chapter from local and contemporary history which would indicate a degree of eccentricity on the part of the maid. It wouldn't be fair to tell you the name of the hero. We will call him Paul. The maids name scarcely mat ters in view of the fact that she prob ably didn't give her right one anyway. Paul lives with his sister and brother irf an apartment de luxe in the Western Addition. In the course of a long , struggle with the servant prob lem Paul's sister has had experience with all kinds of hired help. When she hired the maid that is the heroine or lady villain of this narrative she thought that she had solved the prob lem for keeps. The girl was quick, quiet and neat. She could cook like an imported chef and served the meals she cooked with the-unobtrusive celerity of a perfect waiter. She knew all about house work and had the rare gift of antici pating the wants of those she served. Paul's sister would have forgiven the girl for being unusually pretty If she had not, the second day she was there, referred to the hero of this tale as "Paul." Within a week she had found out Paul's favorite dishes and was using this knowledge as a guide in arranging the daily menu. At the beginning of the second week she was addressing him as "Paul." "Wβ niuft get rid of her." said sister. Paul, however, wouldn't hear of it. "She's the best girl we ever had. and if It pleases her to call me Paul I don't mind." Then their mother came to visit then and a change of girls until the visit was over was out of the ques tion. The other day they Rave a little dinner party in iionor of their mother. Shortly before dinner ttie treasure was e*li«4 to the telephone and aftt-r a brief conversation over the wire asked Paul's sister for permission to have her husband tall. * "Its a matter of business,"' the girl explained, "and he will stay only for a few minutes. -. Permission was granted and the husband arrived a few minutes the treasure had served the soup. They were waiting: for the second course when the front door closed with a loud bang. Paul's sister pressed the kitchen buzzer. They heard the buzz, but otherwise the house was In silence. Paul's sister went to the dining room door and called. There was no answer. The treasure had departed. A survey of the house showed that she and her Tiusband had gathered up a notable collection of loot. The loot included all the silver that wtti not on the table, their mother's jewelry, which included many rare and valuable stones; $200 in cash, a collection of valuable stick pins belonging to Paul's brother, and Paul's sister's watch. There were other treasures. Every room had been looted except Paul's, and Paul was the only member of the family from whose belongings nothing was taken. On the bureau of his room was left a rose. Now, if yon consider this in.the right spirit and regard it from the girl's point of view, it was not a burglary. but a romance. The lady was evidently the devoted wife of a hard working burglar. Burglary to her was a lar profession; like banking or plumb ing, and when the.time came to show her. appreciation of Paul sh.e naturally thought it out in terms of burglary. Anybody that knows Paul would be glad to lar a rose In his path, but to frame the gift in & setting of burglary was the act of an artist! The moral of the story is this: Al ways be polite to lady burglars. If the father had been merely a com muter, I would tell you his name. Un fortunately, if you are curious, or for tunately—for him—lie is senior warden of one of the largest Episcopal churches in these p&rts. and it would never do *r> indicate his identity any more deti nitely. Kis son, $ years old, returned from Sunday school last Hunday in a state of great excitement. The rector had been in the habit, when he visited the Sun day school, of wearing by way of vest ments a short surplice, without any stole, lie was away last Sunday, an-1 '.he priest who took his place appeared Handing It Over The Call's Daily Short Story PENNY DARLING She was the smallest freshman in the class and her real name was Pene lope Elizabeth Darling, a, name far too long for the stature of the young woman. "Really, Penny, we flatter you by that epithet,' , one of the boys once said to her; "you're no bigger than a Canadian 5" cent piece—a penny's too ambitious for you:" But Penny had tossed her curls at him and continued to tangle herself up in the hearts of the college boys with whom she cairie in daily contact. 'She's little, but—oh. my!" more than one of them had quoted with a sigh. Coe college was a. Co-educational in stitute and in this as in all colleges the freshmen and sophomores were at daggers' points from the beginning of the term until the end. And Penny Darling was as loyal a little freshman as the college ever had. The tilt of her dark curly head and the lofty glance of her brown eyes as she passed a mere sophomore on the cam pus or elsewhere were worthy of an actress. The night of the freshman class or ganization meeting Penny dressed with unusual care and pinned back her curls as severely as she could in order 1o look dignified and scholarly. For be it known that Penny had aspirations of her own: she wanted to be class presi dent. Phe was popular and clever enough for the office, but the member.*, of the daps teasingly told her It would iook undignified to see the president li. a high chaii. At which remark, though it was half in Jest, Penny had become discouraged. As she tripped down the softly car peted stairs of Wilton hall and out of the great front door to cross the cam pus to the classroom In which the meeting was to.be held she was hnm mlng airily, but her hands were cold and she felt a nervousness unusual Willi her. Penny had hardly set foot on the gravel of the path at the foot of the dormitory steps when she was lifted bodily by two boys, who carried her, basket-wise, on their hands, and ran with her across the campus to where a limousine was standing. Opening the door the boys put her gently In side and stepped in beside her, telling the man at the front to go ahead. "You're very well behaved —for a freshman." one of the boys ventured, and Penny thought she recognized his voice. "Isn't she?—and such a little one, too: ,, said the other. Penny said not a word, though her heart was beating: wildly. She had heard often of these college pranks and she was using all her wits now to scheme a way out of this one. Bounded on all sides by doors—and sophomores —and with the great car going at a good speed toward the village limits, she felt very helpless. If only one of her captors had been Tom Underhlll. the situation might have* mitigating circumstances. Tom was every inch a sophomore, but Penny could not, somehow or other, muster up the hatred for him that she knew she should have felt. He came from her own home town, and she had known him almost always. Tt was not his fault that he had been sent away to college a year before she was ready to go. Ana now, because Penny felt an exaggerated loyally to her fclass, Bhe would have nothing to do with Tom. • Bhe had treated him far worse than a stranger; she barely spoke to him when she met him. She felt the car slowing dovtn »»d ehe looked out of. the window. Th*y were entering the long tree lined driveway leading to the country club. Penny knew the Hubhouse would be deserted at this time of the year, and slie wondered what the boys would do with her next. She dared not let her thoughts dwell on the class meeting and her now hopeless ambition to be elected president, if she cared so little at the school fully robed in * lonf? surplice and stole. "We had a new priest at Sunday school today, father," said son v when he had secured the senior wardens at tention. "He wore a surplice that covered liis feet, and round hie neck ho wore a long white thing: with a dollar mark at each end." I.IXDSAY CAMPBELI*. DOROTHY BLACKMORE for the class meeting- a« to be absent without sending an excuse, how could she expect to be chosen as a leader? Presently the car stopped in front of the broad, deserted porch of the coun try club. "Wβ have an hour %nd a half to kill. Miss Darling. What Would you like to do?" asked one of the boys, politely. "Go home," said Penny.. "That's beside the question—what would you like to do here?" he repeat ed, smiling broadly. "Sit right here and think- what vil lains you are—all of you—though I haven't found out yet who is , running this car." Both boys laughed aloud. "You don't know?" Penny shook her head and peered through the glass at the back of a broad shouldered fellow. "Who is it?" she asked. "Tom Underhil!—shall we ask him in? He might be cold." Penny did not answer. So Tom had so far forgotten—everything that used to be between them—as to aid and abet any such prank as this: Penny tossed her head in the dark. "Well," she thought, "if that's the sort he is I'm glad I showed my colors first." "I say. Miss Darling, well leave you to Tom's tender mercies a moment, if you don't mind, while we go inside and investigate the larder. Perhaps there's a leftover something, or the makings of a cup of coffee. May we be excused?" "You have my permission," said Penny loftily. Laughing at the thought of what they had done, the two boys closed the door behind her and left Penny sitting alone in the big cushioned seat of the lim ousine. "We'll bring back anything we find that's attractive and share It with you," one of them called back to her. For the first time since the start the man in front moved. Quietly he left his .seat and stepped in behind Penny. "Are you lonely, Penny Darling?" he asked, sitting opposite her. Penny did not reply. She looked out of the window at the shadows of the poplars on the driveway. "Did you want very much to be class president?" Tom asked. No answer. "This was nay Idea —T. alone, am re sponsible for the kidnaping of you, Penny. The boys know why; I got des perate and had to resort to strategic measures. You have treated me so badly—you little freshman, you! Penny —look at me," he said, gently. Penny did not move. "I knew if you became class presi dent you would be further from me than ever—that you would not so much as dare to speak to a mere soph —you with your exaggerated idea of class loyalty. It's quite in the order of things for sophs to steal freshles and—l've served a double purpose. Dear, If I promise not to look at you In public. If I never so much as speak to you for the rest of the term, will you marry me in June? Father yants me at home next year and—l want you to make it home. Will you, Penny? Say 1 haven't spoiled every thing this evening—it was my only chance: I couldnt' bear it any longer." For a moment nothing was heard but the breathing of the two in the car; then Penny turned toward him where the light from fhe great moon com ing xjver the treetops shone full in hie face. "You've spoiled—my ambitions," she said. •He caught her hand. "Iβ that all, Penny?'-' "And my-^popularity—" H« eauffht 4t«r other hen* *n4 drew her eloae. "Iβ that mllT' h» "persisted. •'And my—hair, ,, sh« added, laugh- ; ing. "11l be a eight when those boyg return. (Copyright. IMS, by the MeClure Newspaper srndi.ete) ' j "SUFFICIENT UNTO THE DAY" The late Joaquin Miller once enter tained among the train of pilgrims con tinually flocking to tils Piedmont'camp, above Oakland, a young woman fortune teller. Though the young woman was both pretty and persuasive, the poet would not let her tell hie fortune. Hβ eaid, gravely, pushing back his leonine while mane: "No, no! A peep into the future would undoubtedly be as unsatisfactory to all of us as a glance at the past." VOICE OF THE PEOPLE XO WAGE FOR WOMEN* Editor Call: It does not require a sensational Mrs. Atherton to predict an eventual war between the sexes. Any body occasionally using the thought reservoir must have smelled the smoke of the first skirmishes long , before the suffrage propagandists became active. As for woman ultimately superseding man In all fields of endeavor, that is only a wild statement, such as might be expected from a professional tic titionist; but the time will undoubtedly come when marriage and child bearing will be considered by the majority of people old fashioned nonessentials. Even now a large proportion of womankind look upon marriage as a relic of barbarism. Touching upon the "white slavery" problem again, I offer as a partial solution of it not a minimum wage for women, but no wage at all. Let the girls and women be gradually with drawn from the shop, factory and of fice so that they SHell cease to be eocnomic competitors of young men trying to earn enough to enter the married state. Tt is perfectly natural for persons of opposite sex to mate. An inherent. Irresistible force drives them to do so. Marriage Is the only logical and proper result of such mating, but how can the average male wage earner decently support a wife in times that force a competent book keeper to work for $75 per month? Thirty years ago this same accountant would have received $150. This big drop has been brought about by over production of $40 per month female bookkeepers from business colleges. And so it is all along the line. If there is a "white salvery" there is also a "man slavery." No wage for woman and a minimum wage for man would end both in a few years. As for man being responsible for "white slavery," that Is absurd. Man is not half guilty, and I summon to support my assertion no less an analyist of femininity than Balzac, who says in one of his masterful epi grams: "Women have corrupted more women than men have loved." This may seem cynical, man made philos ophy by persons looking out on life from some cloistered retreat, but it is true. One gay, glittering queen of the underworld, solely by the power of dress and manner, will more convinc ingly point to "th« easiest way" than a thousand men. Yours truly. W. CHANDLER. itEGI LATIOX THE REMEDY Editor Call: Here are a few inde pendent thoughts for an independent newspaper, which I believe The Call to be: Who shall govern? This question must and will be set tled before many years. Shall the laws of the United States control or the laws of combinations? Organiza tions now control the prices of every thing we vise. The peoples patience is worn out. The cost of living has nearly reached the limit. "Regulate" is the slogan now with the people. Organizations are begin ning to take notice. If you can regu late one thing you can regulate every thing that is bought and sold. More national laws, fewer state laws. A NEWS FROM THE HOTELS J. W. Kinnear of Stockton, is staying at the Dale. R. C. Simpson of Fresno, is stopping at the Baldwin. Rev. C. D. Allen and wife of Denver, are at t lie Turpln. James L. Wilson, a business man of Fresno, is at the Manx. S. P. Herman, from New York, i 3 registered at the Baldwin. Dr. M. A. Matthews of Seattle, a. well know lecturer, is a guest at the Palace. F. 1C Collins, tax collector from Santa Rosa, is stopping at the Ar gonaut. H. J. Rheinhardt. a well known planter of Lindsay, Cal., is staying at the Turpin. Frank K. Lippit, an attorney of Petaluma, and Mrs. Lippit are guests at the Manx. A. C. Noble, from Garfleld. is at the Stanford. Mr. Noble is a prominent mining man. C O. Whittemore, attorney for the Santa Fe in Lot Angeles is a guest at the St. Francis. Theo. J. Steinmetz. a^furniture deal er of Reno, Nevada, and Mrs. Slelnmetz are at the Argonaut. F. E. Sullivan, manager of a large sugar refinery at SpreeUels, is stay ing at the St. Francis. James Winnens, a retired capitalist of Dee Moines, and his family, who are bound for a trip to the orient, are staying at the Manx. Clarence S. Darrow, who was coun sel for the McXamara brothers, and who is now on trial in Los Angeles on charges growing out of the trial of the dynamiters, is a guest at the gutter. \V. IT. Lee. "president of the St. Louis Clearing house, is at the St. Francis. Mr. Lee was a director and treasurer of the St. Louis exposition and is con siderably interested in San Francisco's exposition in 1915. Mr. Lee plans to make an extended trip to the orient. * * * C. K. Wantland. land agent for the Southern Pacific in Los Angeles, says that the coming season will be a big one for California land dealers. Mr. Wantland, who is a guest at the St. Francis, said: "The flood* and tornadoes of the east have resulted iji many inquiries being made concerning California and Nevada lands. Central and southern California will benefit greatly during the coming year, according to my opin ion. There is a big demand for alfalfa lands, ac well as lands on which other sturdy crops .can be cultivated. Dur ing the last few months land sales , in southern California have dropped off. This was due to the recent frost spell, but I look forward to a resumption of big business this fall and winter. The coming year will see thousands of eastern people in California as land owners." IN THE STATE PRESS THEIR DITTY Santa Clara as a community must come to a fuller appreciation of the importance of the University of Santa Clara and its development. Our people should be a united whole for any and all measures that will load to Its ad vancement, The. future ©f Santa Clara depends, upon that development, a-nd every" citizen' of the tow.n from the highest'to'the lowest owes it a duty to his citizenship to further the' work of our grand old institution. —.Santa Clara' Journal. —.«. - OIVE TUKM TIME While we are wondering by what mental process members of the legis lature arrived at a great deal of the proposed legislation we may well won der why th«V ri« not enact * law cre ating a commission* to regulate jour nalism No doubt many of them who know absolutely nothing about the de tails of the business and deluding them selves with the idea that they know' more about the management of a news paper than those who have in the business all their lives.—Woodland Demo< rat. —■». — BOTH DOI>G \Vt:i.l, Visalia has just finished taking a cen sus of the population, With the result that the returns show the city to con tain a hundred or more in excess of 5,000 people. This l s evftteftce of a healthful growth *ince the taking of the 1910 census. We are inclined to think that Tularo has done fully as' well.—Till are Register. loaf e< bread should b<? of a standard weight. That weight should b* Oy same in San Francisco as ir Vow York. T.ive and let live. Wβ «i '"t want Socialism, capitalism, unioniem. Glvo H Americanism, One standard from one eni of the country to the other. Regu late the price of everything we buy or sell. Regulation has come to stay, not freak regulation, but regulation that means benefit to a large majority of the people. ■"• A. R. San Francisco, April I. TOftVADOES AKB CYCLOXBS Editor Call —Inasmuch as the average and nonßcientifie reader take* his One as to terminology, and oven verbiage, from our daily and weekly Journal*, and also inasmuch as tornadoes are so ter ribly in evidence just now, and also «s our newspapers, popular dietionar l '"! and even our cyclopedias are so rau" ;, . at sea as to the differentiation between tornadoes and cyclones, would it n>l be an opportune time to call attention to the distinctive characteristics <>? these misapprehended and grossly mis used terms? Within a few days tho writer has had an amusing contention over these words with two of his very intelligent friends; hence this commu nication. William Ferril. late professor and as sistant in the signal service bureau <>f the United States, and member of the National Academy of Sciences, et al., in his book on Meteorology, pases .*■'."> and r.lfi. vn! in., says: "Tornadoes dif fer from cyclones mostly in their o> - tent. Both have vertical and gyratory circulations, but while a cyclone may extend over a circular area of one or two thousand miles in diameter, a tor nado rarely affects sensibly at any one time an area of one mile in diameter, and generally much less." Nelson's "Cyclo.pedia." page 114, vol. 12, edition of 1907, states: "The tor nado is sometimes erroneously en Hod a cyclone." Had he stated that it was usually "so called he would have more nearly hit the nail amidships. The same author, urnler the caption, "Tornado," says in effect that they are very de structive storms, generally some -0 or 40 in diameter and from 25 to 30 miles in length, accompanied by rain, hail and electricity, and characterized by a funnel shaped cloud of inky blackness, etc." Father J. S. Ricard of Santa Clara and Mr. Alex G. McAdie, to whom the writer applied for information, say sub stantially as above cited. Correct and elegant diction and a discriminating terminology are cer tainly to be desired. S. T. ADAMS. San Francisco, April 3, 1913. a\tl"Aliex i, \yn KiAWI Editor Call: Regarding the proposed anti-alien law, Australia and New Zen - land, both English colonies, enacted legislation forbidding their country to the Japanese, this in spite of the pro tests of the mother country, England— an ally of Japan. Why should we not have an anti alien law? The majority of Culifo- , nians want it. Japan has no comeback, for her laws permit no alien to hold property. RAY W. BYRNS. Vallejo, April 6. 1913. Roger Johnson from San Francisco is registered at the Colonial. J. F. Norton, a resident of Los Ange les, is staying at the- Colonial. T. A. Leland of Jamestown, a land owner, Is registered at the Stanford. Dr. T. T. Purkitt. a physician of Willows, is a guest at the Argonaut. George M. Cook, a mining man of Winnemucca, is staying at the Palace. F - F. Atkinson, an attorney of Sac ramento, is registered at the Stewart. D. P. Guy, a business man of Port land, and Mrs. Guy are at the Stewart. James A. Ward, a real estate oper ator of Fresno Is at the Union Square. E. C. Hegler, bank cashier ami wealthy ranch owner of Crescent City, is at the Union Square. R. Hammond Bradley. furniture manufacturer from Elniira. N. V., is registered at the Bellevue. C. H. Brooks, a resident of San Francisco, who is a well known mer chant and hotelman, is stopping at the Columbia. 0 Fred H. Gilman. a lumberman of Se attle, and president of the Pacific Coast Lumbermen's association, is registered at the Suttrr. W. i). Forater of Goidfleld, N«vaiis, is at the Bcllevue. Mr. I'nr.«tor is g-en eral manager of the Nevada-Califnini;,- Oregon railroad. 1. R. de Chacon, a planter of Costa Rica, Mrs. De Chacon and the Misses Flora, Sophia and Ada dc Chacon. Who are on a holiday visit to California, have taken apartments at the Fair mont. * * * Leo Hirshfeld. for many years inter ested in the development of oil in Cali fornia, said in the St. Francis yesterday that overproduction is not bothering the oil men at the present time, but that it is the insufficient number of tank cars and steamers that is wor rying them. Mr. Hirschfeld said: "The Standard. Union and other com panies can not get steamers fast enough. What the oil men particu larly want is a railroad through the San Joaquin valley from Bakersfield to Port Harford and from Fresno county to Monterey. This would farili tate matters. 1 was told the other dey thai oil had been discovered in large quantities in section it, township 18, range 27, which proves conclusirely that there is oil in the counties north of the Kern river." * * * B. L. Thane, a mine owner of Juneau. who has been in San Francisco for sev eral days completing a business deal, is a guest at the Palace. Mr. Thane plans to construct a plant on his mine. which will turn out and handle 6,00« i tons of ore a day. This plant will cost many millions of dollars and will be the largest in Alaska when com pleted. H. L. Wallenberg, chief engi neer of the Thane properties, is here with Mr. Thane. KDUCATIOX, XOT LAW! Being about to be forced from tli* restricted district, the 1? inmates of the local tenderloin will soon be scat tered over the cvity, in lodging houses and cheap ~f whioh wll , b very rotten. Reformer* m a y\ shout their-heads off and a thousand laws may be passed, i.u-t We have t<. return eventually-to the fundamental fact that education and not law will improve human nature.—chir o Enterprise, —••• BOARDKns XOT SOI GHT Shocking stories of ill treatmeat nf some prisoners at San Qurntin and of impure food served to prisoners should result in erecting a feeling that (he pla-o la not the best boarding resort to be found. It should be borne in mind that nobody i« wanted there and boarders do not need to so there if they are law abiding.—Stockton Independ ent —.«. — t O >1 M KMI \ KI,K CJ I TIOX Responding to h filiation a*k«d l>y "Inquirer," we tan reply that Wβ do not know who is president of Mex ico. We have not seen the press dis patches since this morning.—Sacra mento Union. raesixisTic The kind of loyalty that is infWric j int? Italian, Greek and Cprsfcfta fisher men to seek naturalization papers upon [learning that a tax <>f 1100 would be imposed upon foreigners, sives UtU« [promise -»f the be»T standards of clti seßahip. -Stockton Independent.