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The Call
, • FOUNDED ■ DECEKBER "1. , 1856
9 W. AY. CHAP IN. Publisher
, MONDAY. MAY M, 1913.
Assemblyman Frank Smith, ap
pointed city clerk of Oakland, has I
shattered, modern California -legis
lative precedent by resigning his state j
ofrico. !
y>i. Smith'? ■ affinnadon of his per-;
sord nian'i-ood will be as grateful to
the Cr-Ufernia public as it wilt be dis
tasteful to the shameless double pay
roll patriot;, brought into the linie-
£ga : .n by his resignation.
For several years the people d
California have been subjected to the
ef a system absolutely, forbidden
by the laws of most states and which j
would not be tolerated by the people j
of those states which have no prohib
itory laws. ■.-.
11 has come to be the practice in |
tins state to placate or reward legis
lators with additional places on the
public pay toll. \
John Nelson was a state senator
;uid recorder of San Francisco.
Thomas I. Finn Was elected sheriff
while he was a senator. He served
one term, was defeated for re-election
to the sheriff's office, and still holds
the office of senator.
Senator Bcban was a state senator
when he was appointed to the place
lie now holds under the state harbor
commission. So, to f> 7 as Edward
Bryant, chief deputy wharfinger.
They arc still senators, still cm- j
ployes of the harbor commission, and
the state controller's records enabled
them to figure in a double salary scan
dal early in the recent bifurcated
session. j
Senator Lyons is a deputy labor
commissioner. Assemblyman Mc-
Donald is a harbor commission cm- j
jftoye. Assemblyman Sbragia was
given a water front job. but the people
of bis district divorced him from his j
legislative billet. i
Senators Ctttten, Stetson and Rose
berry were given state board attorney- j
ships/- As a matter of fact, throughout'
the whole of Mr. Stetson's legislative !
service he wa» only temporarily off j
some other public payroll. That was i
not the result of voluntary resigna-'
tion. i
The extent and the significance of
this evil were perhaps best demon
strated by the short shrift recently
given a proposed constitutional
amendment making legislators in
eligible to other public offices of
profit. "
Mr Smith's resignation will confirm
lac public's good opinion of him. The*
f;.ct that it is without modern legis
lative precedent should arouse the
public' to the necessity of a law to
protect it from men whose apprecia
tion of the public's service is meas
ured by their success in attaching
themselves to a variety of payrolls.
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At the instance .of Assemblyman
Milton Schmitt, the' supervisors'
finance committee has made provision
for San Francisco, to share in the
; bent-fits of the new automobile license
bill which Governor Johnson is ex
pected to sign.
That provision involved nothing
more complicated than the transfer of
$500 from one of the existing; street
funds to a new fund called the city
and count}- good roads fund.
The establishment of such- a fund
was necessary to participation in the
apportionment of the proceeds of the
automobile license enactment, if it is
made law by executive approval. -'
The enactment which the governor
is <i to sign provides for the
collection pi an annual license grad
uated according to the horsepower of
tlic automobiles licensed and a flat
license fee on motorcycle.-.
The annual fees arc graduated from
$5 to $30. One-halt the proceeds are
to he covered over into the state high
way fund. The othier half is to be
apportioned to the several counties.
That apportionment, of course,
means a divison of the fees from each
county with the state.
San Francisco is a^, city of high
power machines. There are now
more than 7,000 motor cars registered
from this city. It is believed that the
'average annual fee for San Francisco
cars will be in excess of $15.
On that basis San Francisco's share
in the new road fund will'range from
$60,000 to $100,000 a year. "-.
That is sufficient money to maintain
the Corbctt road, Stoat, Ocean and
connecting boulevards in a manner
that must challenge the admiration of
the ; world. .
The law, if approved by the gov
ernor, will increase the indirect tax
burdens of the motor owners, but it
is to their credit that" they have inter
posed no organized opposition to the.
law and that its enactment was urgcii
by representative motor enthusiasts.
The Housewives' league and the
civic organization of Louisville, Kv..
recently joined in asking the grocers
of that city to use, the humble * but
useful cent in their business, where
now the nickel is the smallest coin
used;. The Courier Journal says that
a majority of the grocers seem dis
posed to adopt the system.
* If they do they will iind to their
surprise perhaps thai their business
will be brisker and that it will in
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crease: tor» that has been the c\pcri
('ice of any city which has made the
change from A the nickel to the cent.
There were tho«e on this coast, and
many of them, who thought it would
spell ruin when the dime was the
smallest coin ;in general use -an d - the
introduction of the nickel was pro
posed. , - - '• _ i
Housewives '. are naturally thrifty.
Not only arc they bargain .hunters,
as every merchant- : know>. but they
will travel far,to save a few cents.
When goods sell two for Iwo bit's■
frequently the sale of one of the two
articles' is lost it the price is 15 cents
and not 13 cent;. -.More) people than
it is generally believed fully realize:
that a saving of a cent a day amounts
to the annual^'interest on a $100 gov
ernment bond. >
The savings of a week in pennies
will also mean the purchase of other
needed articles by poor people.
Thrift is encouraged by the use of
the cent, and thrift is the most im
portant trait for a community to I pos
sess; for it means success. Louisville
will find that there will be not a dol
lar less spent after' adopting the cent
than was spent before, but ; the : whole
city v.ill be better off in many ways
LeOtl is a little town in Kansas. It
is in the census reports and that is
about all it is as a burg. But i.eoti is
the home of men who have principles,
who know what they are and who de
clare themselves. ,
A convention was held is Leoti a
few days ago by men who called
themselves republicans. Mere is their
declaration: : «
"We are.republicans and owe no. al
legiance to any man. We are not Tail
men. We arc not La Folictte men.
We are neither standpat nor bull
Mere is a body of men who, po
litically speaking, are at present ap
parently houseless and homeless in
the minds of extremists: but they
show the spirit which alone can re
vive the republican party under pres
ent conditions, if it can be .revived, as
it certainly would be if all men who
once were proud of the title republi
can were, to show the same spirit as
the men of Lcoti. . •"■/■■
Evidently the Leoti men can at
least call themselves liberal republi
can-, and they evidently arc tolerant
and unprejudiced except in favor of
their historical party. -~\
It is easy to understand and sym
pathize with the men of Leoti, for
they probably fairly : represent the ■ po-
I litical feelings, : principles and aspira-
I tion of millions of people who. in the
last national election, were scattered
to the four winds of heaven so far
as politics went. The men of Leoti.
j whether you are democrat, socialist
!or progressive, compel admiration for
the simplicity and frankness of their
■ platform. It is probably the shortest
and most ; human political platform
ever put before the public.
I . A loss equal to $10 a year for every
person living in Cleveland due to the
; waste of coal that goes up In .smoke is
; the close estimate of that city's• smoke
j inspector, not to speak of the greater
loss by damage to clothes, hangings,
j upholstery, pictures and other articles.
j This percentage of loss can probably
Ibe equaled in nearly every soft coal'
burning city in the country which does
not have and enforce a proper smoke
consuming ordinance. -' » ■
j The militant suffragette who told the
i complaining , . tea room keeper that she
took too personal- a view of the de
j struction ./of her property probably
would submit cheerfully to forcible
; feedi .; .:' r .
: Art critics need a judicial tempera
ment,; according to an authority. What
they need most nowadays is , strait
jackets to put on some of the pa.inters.
The Philadelphia Ledger < says the
United States weather bureau is testing
the air currents! in Missouri. Aren't
those. currents all in Washington now?
One of the convicted New York police
inspectors has been put at work in the
prison bakery. Of course ; you've got
the answer. ' - t „ ;
Is it 3 J ,4 : per cent real money, that
Brother Munscy purposes to pay on
daily balances in his new Munsey
trust? , ' ' .■■■" ■ ■ v' *; ■'■'■/-"■:' ■■ ¥": '.
The Delaware peach crop report has
at last been made. . Its total threat-
ened destruction by frost, of course. ;;
Vie Murdock is nominated for presi
dent by Kansas women. ": Where's
Stubbs?- : _V »"-*;..;■, : "
", Ail it .takes is a , little competi
tion t' show;- some; fellers■ up.
.What's becove o" th' odd change
we ; .used t' hack. . '
V/XTT.THKX the Chinese: wake up. !
Y\/ look out! M -said the Ancient
- Mariner the other morning:
- ; ;". ".■ ■ . ■ ■•■;■ .-■ » ,■ • -
"and If you dent believe me just-take
a look at that old junk.' .
■.;-■■■ ■■ ''■'■■■'-i-t-. -■■-.•■-'■ •.- v;i4-^..--.*?■;■
-He C was .■ leaning r over ?th c rail of the ,
- •. -
ferry st'efeftier Berkeley and pointing |
to 'the Chinese Junk King , Po. •iwhichfisr
lying at anchor in man of war row.
•■. ■ -:- -'".V , -J-,"- ". -V. ■" I - ■■"• .: ■ ..-^#»*«eJP}
: --.-"l was aboard that junk the other
day," ;he said/ '.'all through it. It may j
nut be as old as they : say, but it is,
more than •a> hundred years old—con
siderably—-and. it's sound as a dollar I
yet.'- ;.; .'■' /■ ' ; f};;. ~ -' ' '
■■■' it ain't - the soundness of it 'Tin j
ihinkin" of. though. That's a ■ matter
of'wood, I'm thinkin' of■• the 'modern'
inventions 1 embodied -in ■ its const rue-j
tion. There are nine water tight bulk
heads in that junk and they were built
with the ■ ship, more than' 100 years
;-- '.•-»-•■•■■".■-■.-,.-- ■:■>-<•■ ■■■•:•■";■:■ -- v. *■"-■ ■-■■'■■■■ 'M ! *<v'- •:■'■■■
ago. "We arc hearing something about.,
water .tight bulkheads nowadays in
connection with our -Olympics, -Maurc
tania.s and lmpcrators. and we;regard
them as a comparatively - modern* in
vention. •So :■ modern, in fact, , that our
ferry boats don't;have them,' although/
since the adoption of liquid fuel, ' the
'oil V tanks serve practically the same
purpose. -': ■ , ..••". iv.
- "Another modern invention that you
will, find on the King Po are the bilge
keels,-, or "rolling chocks.. It's only a
few years ago that the big-liners: of
the Oceanic company * were so equipped,
and now the installation-of this device
for the prevention of undue rolling, is
advertised by steamship, companies as
a modern, contrivance provided to in
crease the comfort; of „ ocean- travel.
"If. the Chinese, in their sleep, could
anticipate by : 100 years two of the most
notable achievements Iβ naval archi
tecture, what will happen, when they
get wideawake., ,. -"■ ■
The Ancient Mariner resumed his seat ;
on a chain locker, waved an insistent
! shoeblack aside, borrowed a match and,
I when his pipe was developing a proper
i head -of vapor, continued: *
"Talking' about 1 there being nothing
j new, did you ever hear of the discovery
they made when they broke up the old
[Victor Emmanuel. 15 years ago, in
I "Hongkong? When the ship breakers got
[ into the bilges, they came across an
I old sailor, who had been hermetically
' sealed there for years. He had crawled
jin for what -is known as a 'dock yard
I smoke.' He had fallen asleep while the
I cementing up process was going on,
' and had remained, in a state of coma,'.i
in that air tight chamber.,: .
'Tarried out into the open, he recov
ered consciousness ■ and mechanically
put out his hand for his pipe. Hearing- .1
Tlie "gel together" banquet planned
for next Tuesday evening promises to
be a great success and ;it; is hoped
that a new organization; may be
formed : that can v bind together effect
ively ail other interests outside of t the
Merchants' 'association., This latter
organisation J has isone good and ef
fectiveifWork',' since it *' was organized
some ' five ': or .'six' years" ■ ago, ; : and on
"account of the prestige it has gained
thereby, it eeenrs "inadvisable, for the
Interest of the.. city and the merchants
in disband at t'lis moment or even con
sider* such action. They should, how
ever, join the new organization in
dividually" and assist- in ■■ accomplishing,
good results on broader lines. —Val-
lf-jo Xews. -.; i '- './ ~' -" - -
BAH l,i;i>Uli(l'S WELCOME
It is none too early for the citizens
of San : : Leandro to begin some scheme
of; welcoming •...■ new suburban ex
tension 1 of; the! Southern Pacific electric
system ; into San Leandro. It tl ; un
derstood that some time ;in June the
extension * will be ;In full operation,
San,. Lieandrof ha's waited: a v long time
fdr this road and now that it is i soon
to be possible, arrangements should
be made to 'welcome it into our midst.
—San ; Leandro * Reporter.
Building dikesi- against-, the swarm
ing millions of Mongolians ■*is a laud
able work of defense, , but (her* is
the abiding - fact that California must
be developed, ".'and .if the ' native born,
and j the kindred - people who "come '■: to
California" do ; not occupy the land, In
the nature of things it will sooner ;or
later ; fall -tor- those , who '•'< will.—Santa
Cruz Surf. ; ■ v '
I , We heard, "once upon a time, about a
I Cross '-• county railroad * which was 'A to
Ibe built ;by county capital and ..join
i the . cast and; west Btdee. 'Would -.the
j Modesto.l Heraldi.-Jor;-; -Modesto^;;News:
! kindly; tell us what in the "Sam" Hill
.has become of this dear little railroad?
I That cross county '. road was •" rather a
I favorite" topic of : ours, * and we • miss it
1 on .dull ■ days.— Patterson ;Irrigator.
,*; The proposition of ;;building a road
across the mountains through one of
the cany I west ;of Crows Landing
to form a connecting between the
Santa Clara highway;! with the Coulter
ville '■ road via Modes to, i was discussed
at some jlengthfat* a recent meeting of
the Crows .-; Landing' Chamber of Com
merce. .V. ; .. The-"; plan is said to be en
tirely : feasible i and 'the; co-operation ; of
San Jose, which is already interested ;
in S' the .'. project,;, with < Modesto is ;f now
being, sought. '■"** This ; road would \ form a
short cut (to : the ~•= Yosemi from v San
.lose : : and ; # the coast towns and would
also insure a good road to the west
side : * ; from '■£ Modes to. .:~A'; road •' of 1 this :
kind' in almost a. foregone! conclusion
with ;':the xo;operaion'■ of San Jose,
Modesto] and tin- ; intermediate towns.—
Modesto Evening , News. " "* "
.« s\N%n.i.i;s Ol'POrtl'U.V IT V
- Let- us all stand together and' work
shoulder to shoulder for the establish
ment ;of Uie mill here. Uct it BOt b*
said ] in the future X that tin- people of
Susanvillc did not have . the foresight
to grasp the hand of opportunity wln-n
it-"was*thrust^ toward them. The mat
tr-:■ is In your own hands, Mr. Prop
erty : Owner. ;>; What w ill I you I do? — Las
sen Weekly Mai!. '•:";:;
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(iito\ n.iars srni:i;i>
\ That Uri'villu isTsatlly 7in v' uood of
street work , - is evident to every one,
and all are!'discussing^some means? to
brine about these iinpiovemonts. It
' possible that if the citizens fan d
the city government approached the
subject in ; the rliariit spirit and discussed
various means " that have . been : adopted
by other communities some la nfmi gti t
.be arrived at which would enable us to
set:- our streets in proprr condition.—
Oroville i Mercury.
MADEn V 311K T fI
A man must still own property in
California, in order- to hive intelligence
enuugh to Hit on 8 Jury. The assembly
bill removing restriction was killed by
the senate. —Made.a Mercury. -
a noise, and asking what it was. he was
inform,-,] that they were putting a new
contrivance, which they called • bilge
keels, on the British warship Centurion. ;
The Chinese shipbrcaUer, noting the
puzzled look on the old whale's face.
:elucidatf'd- thus- Allo same Chincy
'The old salt nodded, puffed a little
more at tlie tobacco that had been pro
vided, and then . dropped back into the
sleep -that. , knows no awakening. Be
fore losing 'consciousness he was heard
--to mutter:
"'Nothing new. nothing (-hanged, all
these years, except the baccy, an' that;
only looks different. , It's the same old
baccy.' " - :
It is six months ago since a party 0f...
commuter?, gathered on the after deck
of the steamer Bay City, were exposed
by Jim Scarle when they tried to ex
plain to an inquiring stranger a nauti
cal problem that- not one of the party
.'■■.;. :".-. -•,■,.-..-.■-..*;■ '...!..-':■ ~ .- :., " -.-., ~• >■ "■ ■-'\ ■ .■'■ "\' "
knew the first thing about. ar!e. who
■ ■•-..>'• i* ■-.-. ■ .^.-,..'.,■■<-.-• " -w- ■ "';. ■">;--•■--•"-■<•";:
knew all about it, allowed them to pro-
I ■•■■■■ d -with their explanation and then.
I taking the stranger aside, told him. the
i truth. The stranger thanked Searle and
then told the men composing the volun-
I teer information bureau what he
I ' thought : about them. When ;Searle took
i his departure- the victims of his exact
! knowledge resolved - themselves into : a
! committee '. for the wresting from the
1 past :of something on . yearle.Vlt: took
i .them six months to do it, ;i but ; they
! landed at last, though they had to go
back to isss to get it.
It v. as on the schooner Rambler : and
Searle was aboard, taking his first trip
on the bay. He was not a nautical
; expert in 'those days and had not
; teamed that " words with a recognized
meaning asliore might mean something
altogether different aboard ship. One ;
of th^- words that changes ; its signifi- |
cance when ? ; it goes to sea ;is the . verb
"to* break" and all , its parts. Ashore
if you , break a dish somebody has to
provide a new one. At sea you can
break a flag without harming it. In !
fact " you can do * a lot of harmless i
breaking on ; the .' ocean wave. Even !
the • waves themselves break without
hurting the water much. ■ -.-, . , ,:
The captain of the anchor ordered
i the crew to get up the anchor and
young Jim went forward to assist.
j By way of notifying the captain that
1 the mudhook had been raised from the
i bottom the mate, who had been intent
ly looking over .the bow, said, sharply:
" Anchor's broke!" ,\ , ■
■: St;irlc dropped everything and, with
pallid face,'; ran aft. rushed up to the
captain and said: :
"My captain, the anchor ;is bro
ken! What are \v<- going to do*?! , , :, ~.' j
Ilifevix; 1-OS axgeles ■'. "
hough there's more :or i less diver
sity as to the subjects considered;* as a
general rule and abstract (proposition
! life in Los Angeles Is just one damn
■ grand Jury investigation after another.
J —Anaconda Standard. ~. \\ -'. / '
,; If a cubist ~ should-go to kindergarten
he ought to be Hole to -work a lot of
weird; pictures ;• with - worsted :In perfor
ated i cardboard.—Boston * Transcript.' :
,'-^Ve;have made a painstaking investi
gation of the matter and are prepared
to say that, ;; ; according to the comic
artists and cartoonists, all male > farm
ers are not named Si and Hirams. —
Houston Post. ": vv
v;r A; great many people are setting good
examples these days. ~lf we all live up
to the standards erected for us, we shall
perhaps become uncomfortably /p~erfect;
Certainly a J good many city officials
would i feel = prim f and starchy following
in the" footsteps of Philadelphia's Mayor
Blankeriberg, who with a big official
family has; gone to the Wisconsin uni
versity to study municipal government.
The i idea that t a mayor ought to • know
something about his duties will strike
many as almost perilously novel. —Oi'e-
gonian.'' ■■'•-",'--.'■ --'-■. "I;?';;-''; '- [' : . V*
;The, share holders' of the Interna-'
tional Salt )> company, at ; their annual ;
meeting, approved the : reduction of ; the
company's authorized ;. capital 0 stock
from ! $30,000,000 to $6,077,130 —drying
out the : salt, go '■ to - speak.—Boston
Rupert Hughes, the. author, lias said
that he writes novels and stories "by
working like a dog and a-swea ting
blood over a stack of ,pi.per."i.' ' ■*' -
;.;/A: century earlier, Lord Eldon, the
English chancellor, said that the suc
cessful lawyer "must live like a hermit
and work like a horse." ? i j .*; ;7; ~*.4'*
i Thore seems to be a rather discourag
ing lot of testimony along this line.—
Kansas City = Times. .';7;> C; :' -■-•■■'.■ •"-■■-
;;■■', The Bryan cocktail—two y parts hy
drogen to one ;of t oxygen.—Boston
Transcript. •
-S Excerpts from the diary of a pic
turesque figure :in the -early days of
California;;are . published in ;an article
by Laura B. .Everett in the current
magazine ".■ number of the Survey. This
man was Walter Colton. Colton says
in his diary: . * •
"The most ;'; faithful .:-;amV,"reliable
guard that I have ever j- had over the
prisoners is himself a prisoner. lie had
been % a X lieutenant siri;;:thco Mexican
army and was , sentenced ■. for < a flagrant
breach of the peace to - the public,
works for ...one year.- I determined to
make an experiment with this lieuten
ant, had him brought before me. or
;dered. the hall and chain to be taken
from his leg and placed a double bar
reled gun, loaded and primed, in his
hands. ' - -
, lake.; that musket and proceed
with the prisoners to the stone tiuarry;
return them; to their cells before sunset i
and report- to inc.' ~ '
'"Your order, Srnor Alcalde, shall be
faithfully obeyed-'
i3;fA' A constable reconnoitcred and found
j all well. At sunset the lieutenant en-
I tered the office ano reported the pris
! Often In their cells and all safe. '•%£&?!
• " "Very well. Jose. Xou make your
: , self safe and that will do.' He ae
i cln Sly" returned to bis .. prison and
from that , day to this has been my
most faithful and reliable guard."
"If there is anything on earth be
sides religion for which T would die,"
Colton declares, "it is the right of trial
by jury." And he impaneled the first
I jury ever summoned in California.
J One-third were Mexicans, one-third
j Cal\fornians and the other third Amer
j The plaintiff : spoke in English,
th«; defendant in French, the jury, save
the Americans. Spanish, "ami the wit
nesses all the languages known to
' California."
* I* R. Shannon;* a Modesto",rancher," is
at the gutter. ~'•*-,"- r\ ,* '".-* :
J. M. Monson. a mining man of Reno,
is ;at the St. Francis. "-r, :^
t ; A. L. , Dietrich, a farm owner of Corn-.
Ing , . Is at ; the r Stewart. * ''"*.'-V V- /;
.; R. Mayorga • Rivas, consul of r Salva
dor, is at the Bellevue.
R. W. Barbear, a manufacturer from
Detroit^ is at the Manx. V- "} ; - r
P. ;A. Simon, a merchant ■ from Chi
cago, is at the Stewart.;. j' . l"> |
A. EL Bundin. a business man of Seat
tle, is at the St. Francis. ; ' r ■■"' fe
* ; Mrs. .lohn Coffey Hayes of' Visa Ha is
registered at the Fairmont. ' j> J' : _Pi
■•*': A. ■•; F. ; ; : .Toma»lni,V.a?"business man of
' Petaluma, is at 5 the Manx. ■":■ •"■■■".•■
Simon rJ. T>uleim, a businessman; of
Sacramento, is at the Palace. "j l ' r _•'
K. Whitehill, ; a manufacturer from
Philadelphia, 5 Is sat^theySutter;:'V;:,/;"
G. C. Branstetter, a merchant of
Dunsmuir, is at the ] Argonaut. :
Mrs. Virgil Bogue and Malcolm Bogue
of Los ■ Angeles are at the Palace. . i
Dr. R. E. Smith, a dentist lof Sacra
mento, is a guest at the Argonaut.
;! Colonel W. W. Lassiter, U. S. A., is
at the , Sutter from Washington, D. 1 C. ,
' ;J. Ij. Kinnear, ,a v real -: estate dealer
of Newman, is registered at the Argo
naut. Iγ *"' .• >.■ ■ ' ..... ■ - ',•■■ - ■. •■
W. II T Coughlin. a "business man of
Marysville,. and Mrs. Coughlin ure at
the Manx.
A. E. ~ ;' Johnson, a piano manufacturer
of Rockford, 111., is -• a guest at the
Union Square. • v " ? .■■-' "
%.S John lE. • Kirchen. ';' a mining: man %of
Tonopah, and ■ Mrs. : Kirchen are guests
at the Palace. *
W. •A. Dunaway: superintendent of
the X. C. O. f railway, is at ' the Belle
registered from Reno. . '• .
{>* Ernest^Grippen,? Harry and Miss G.
Grippen of ? London;' who are on ja^ , tour
of I the world, -? have • apartments at the
Fairmont. ;- '...-/". '--«-;.. .' : -.^.:'•;-:- : _i ■y- ,
W. J. Flynn, chief of the United
States secret service, who is here on a
tour 'i of '"} inspection, is i a gueet ~at r : the
St. Francis from Washington, D. C.
Arnold Weibel. for some time past
superintendent sof service at the Belle
, vue and formerly night auditor at i the
St. Francis.v* has f' sailed for Honolulu,
where he will become identified • with a
large hotel. Mr. Weibol Is an accom
.plished linguist."" ',''.''' "', '■ ' y ~ : '~"'', ■''.'."'"
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A. Walter '-Morton, assistant cashier
of the National City bank, Chicago, and ;
past I president of ? the American v Insti
tute of banking, who has just returned
from ; the bankers' 5 " convention at San
Diego, is a guest at t the St. Francis.! Mr.
Morton said: \'<-.-'- ■/." ■';'v<''-'.-"
; "''l am one of the charter members |
of the institute, consequently I have j
noticed with great interest the steadily
Increasing volume of J,banking trans- 1
actions between our city and those
of the J Pacific coast. I am r wonderfully
impressed ! with the j strong and health
ful condition of banking on this coast.
The f> financial world J: is interested '& in
San Francisco, and with the building
of the many exhibit buildings on the
fair . grounds r and actual opening of
the !: exposition your banking business
in San Francisco probably will be
greatly increased." ' ■-. * „ ._ -
11. C. Sargent, a mining man of Nome,
who has been spending three months'
vacation in California, said at the Sut
ter yesterday that Alaska would never
reach its {full development until , that
country is allowed an unobstructed
road to work on. Mrs. f Sargent said: \
•'Banish the restrictions that are now
-1 n'| force on the coal fields and other
retardations, and 5 then Alaska will have
an r opportunity to show its worth. Min
ing men and other property owners
now are afraid to go ahead as there
is no telling they will be stopped.
There is too - much red tape in , ;-; the
governing of Alaska."
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;.;.).. 11.. Wilson fof Honolulu, a national
committeeman of - Hawaii, who sailed
for the .islands Saturday, said at the
St. Francis :tliat|HaSvaiians who know
the Japanese do not blame California
for taking a stand again 31 the owner
ship of land by Japanese in this state.
Mr. Wilson said-: - ■■t^'&M
"There 13 no '■ territory of the United
States? where there :■ are t more Japanese
than in Hawaii. The Hawaiians S know
the Japanese and ; they do not sell them
land. ; They lease it and hardly ever
for a longer- period than five years.
1 am heartily in sympathy with Cali
fornia. In California the Japanese do
not want to become naturalized, but
they wt>uld like to dominate business.
I understand the Japanese control the
potato market in California. - What
would they do If given a free rein?"
What's the Answer?
"; :' The greatest event in the recent aonalft .of finance, money and banking ,
: has been the passing of the ; $-50,000,000 level in ihe supply of gold held by the
I Reichsbank.K.The'accumulation , of "the x yellow [motal r to this -splendid : total narks
j the slow but sine progress of the monetary development of the German em
pire. ' The gold in the Spandau tower, may be there 1 : in imagination or In reality.
The story of the existence of this war chest' has always given Germany a pres- -
tige, present, i [prospective. The cons tarit ; swelling of the i. commercial sup
ply of gold will have similar _. results. Men of high, finance will recognize thi3
, truth first and others after them. .'■'•.'.;- : .;.; V v
,V*A* segregated war chest would be handy in the last extremity of war. The
\ commercial or banking stock of the metal is for every day eventualities. The
empire V never \ had "so much' on * hand :in one : mass. before. The '• balance in the
Reiehsbank ha.- been increasing , right': along ever E since , the reorganization of
the institution in IST.".. llt is now brought tip to a sum -which, soon after th~c
present war scares ere .over and everything; has, settled down, may give the* ' t
J Kelchsbank a power only 'slightly leas ,s'nggestive : than that which the Bank ofX;
I England now possesses.—Providence Journal. 'r A ..,.-; c ; /, ... ~. » ; V ; -, r ,, ■■-}-Jr^t
■■■.-.,:-.N Because the commonwealth fails to supervise and regulate private banks,*
funds of ..immigrants in Chicago are subject to sorry misuse.' This', point i*
clearly -made, in the last annual report of the Immigrants' Protective: league.
Investigation by i the league shows- that there arc"; about "\ 200; banks, real or so
called, which handle the funds of immigrants in this city.v- Of this large number
127 were visited by the -league's agents in the districts -'"where newly arrived
'foreigners* reside. ■' . ■ . ''- ' ■■ . -. - •;..,. _ .
;; The chief ' function of these .various agencies which take the name of "bank"
is usually ■to send "abroad the immigrants' savings. ■; So it is not surprising that
thirty-five of the fifty-five Italian bankets visited were steamship . agents.
Eleven, however;- also had*- groceries,^four^ banks i were in .'drug ', stores, two in
saloons and one in a barber shop.- A Hungarian' ■■.."banker's"-J other business was
tailoring, and a -Russian combined plumbing; with" his:'banking.* '-
:If .. any one of V these persons -to whom confiding immigrants intrust their
spare money wishes .to practice dishonesty ■ there jis iscarcely, any restraint upon
him. The unsupervised way in which he t operates likewise offers practically no
redress for i carelessness. ; '•*:■'■ : : ;'- ".,■ -1.,. '- ' '.;, .V'■'. V ; ■ \r-~ '. : -'"'U*.'. '■/-■ , '.:']-'
"', Though the majority of the men -who act as custodian? of immigrants'
funds are t probable honest and careful, it often happens v that the = immigrant
girl who has saved money for years in order to bring her mother to Chicago.
or the man who has hoarded to ; bring his ; family, must begin this painful; pro
cess *' all over again because the "banker" has lost or mishandled the money.
The helpless foreigner whose savings have V»i-appearedC in , this fashion would
have small satisfaction, for instance, in seeking to levy ; against a lot vof plumb
ers' supplies- or-; a few bolts of cioth, spools;; of ? thread ; and ;?a tailor's goosv.
The unhappy plight of the immigrant who has •.lost his savings furnishes a
strong argument ; for decent regulation of private banks.—Chicago Daily News.
; Cleveland lets $6,000,000 go up in smoke each year. This is merely .the
waste from the chimneys. It make? no account of the not unrelated waste from
conflagrations.*.: J -::].'' ..■■"■' : \;/'"; •■.;'■;"■. - a..- '.;:■;-, ;:■_".■ ;: ■'■•".■:'■ ■■ ,; '".■' ; -~ - -'"■' :
~v'r. ■ ~ : Smoke agitators are usually those who are peculiarly interested in the :
beauty T and health of the city. Every one knows that smoke: is deadly to vege
table > life and that the right to the title of i"Forest';City''; is ; menaced >by the
stacks. Every one also knows J thai smoke, , ' carrying; poisonous gases into the
atmosphere, is deleterious to human health. But thi< general knowledge has';
not been sufficient to arouse public opinion to the crusading-point. 7J^;J*;■'_>;■ , ,
;:- - It ;is still X "another) -'aspect *of the > smoke evil which; Inspector Roberts . con
vincingly presents, and which may be better calculated to bring results. An
annual waste of $6,000,000 in unoonsumed fuel—a waste of $10 a year for every
man, woman and child in Cleveland —should be a sufficiently forceful present
ment to make the users of fuel take notice. This is reducing , the agitation to
practical terms, and presenting - an argument to those who , are responsible. v^
The method ■; of procedure ; has long been to point oi't to fuel consumers 'the
practical fdesira*bllity of ,smoke' consumers. ;J; But , a man who is ' shown ; that he'
mlg-ht save $100 a year is not ! tremendously impressed. Perhaps a showing; of
what the entire city might save in cash —to say nothing- of its- general better
ment otherwise—may -be more impressive.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.*
Matrimonial Nat
v Congratulations, Nathaniel. May the
engagement hold fur the contract term.
Every little marriage has a meaning
all its own. • Nat : says its ; love this j
time. So, there you are. .:-.■■-.•._■■;."■;"■.■.
• ".<■»;_' »
Nat is evidently playing up ;to a
sextet. -„ „ - - ; -*•
i; De Wolfe Hopper, Goodwin marry-.
ing rival, also made It : a quintet. -
"'Marry, so to." said Bill Shakespeare,
and. 'forsodtli, 'Nat jiid.- ' "-..".' .•..-? ". .-:
' "Who. says it doesn't pay. to be. a !
leading lady? .:■.'..,.■_>.- j
No society • belles for : Nat —wedding ;
bells for him. •• •-• ■ . . {
-Said one of the members of the leg**- ■
Jature to anothf-r yesterday, "TTere's \
hoping Nat-Goodwin", has a real long i
session this time." ' ; ' ; ■' . " •; t
. N;;t's " nest lxjok, "Y\"hat ! Know
Nat's , nexf. book, I Ivnow
About Wives, in Five Chapters.?, :■ 'v'
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Tf Nat keeps up the .pooii work he
will be able to go on ;as one of the !
most interesting exhibits in 1915. - [
,■-....-*—. > : . ' ■
A possibility of ■; the , future —annual 1
reunions of the -wives of Goodwin: and
-••» —
Nat certainly revels in the light of
the honeymoon!; ..," "■ i
Fifth wife of .Goodwin -marries, him. i
for five reasons—-he is Interesting; he |
iifjfcf financier: , lie is clever; he tit ant
! author: f. he is a great actor. Number ;
six should be able to dig up at least j
one more , . , \--,-^.|
! Voice of the People f
-'•'*••■ '■■"■" TOR • "BLIXD .PIGS , **
I'ditor Call: I read- an editorial in .
this v mornings Call ■, entitled "Where
Arc • the Police?" I" It called attention to . ;
the determination of the Royal "Arch V
to try to put a stop to the .so called -
"blind piars." - ; ;;::'-.v-;\: ; ;.-; - ' :
■■; Now, it is about time something in
that line-.-was; done in this, city,' and
the mily way to do it is to stop all
groceries an , ! fruit stores from 'selling
any liquor. .- You can.: never i stop the
■blind pies" unless;! these V stores* are
prohibited from selling:'liquor,, and.
far us the police are;concerned, % they"
wilt- not »top ? thorn, because they ;go In
and drink in the "places.* • The -police *
know- where the "blind pigs'' are. but
don't bother them, asC they get their
free s drinks.; -r : f have seen them many
times; get brinks in those ;; places. V
have been in them myself; so I know "-'
what 1 am talking : about. .V •■-'■-, • ;
- Aft. i- the great ' fire the Schmitg
supervisors separated the saloons from
the groceries. That was a good thinp,
bill 'it did.- not go ; s far enough. " They
oug-lii to (top ; .- stores from selling
liquor. ;■.;■ The .saloon: keeper has to pay ■
?125 per quarter, ,so." let him do the
business. As you say in .C the editorial,
there arc lots of places in this city.
J will name two in different 3 parts of
the city which; the poli-e know exist.
One is at Bush , and jLag'unafstreets,' the
other on Bryant street between' Eighth 1
and Ninth. . There are also others in
the Mission and Potrero districts. ;■
J. BROW 2? A
San I'rancisc... May 23. ' r 1
'■■■■••" ■: • > __ ; -' ...'..'.- ».;'.
Th« essential question is whether
Now York round courthouse will be
the place for a square deal.—Sprinsr
ttekl Republican.

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