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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
"AN IhEEfBtEKT REWSrAfER-THE FATE* OF AUTHORITY"
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W. W. CHAPIN. -' Publiahar :.
llf 1 The debate on municipal ownership,of'pub
he utilities before the San Francisco Fed
eration was worthy of note from two standpoints.
First, it ha f some relation to the campaign for
the approval of the, proposed -bonded indebtedness
X approximately $3,500,000 lor the extension of
■the municipal streetcar/system. ; -X
Secondly, it unhappily demonstrated that there
ire still two honestly different opinions about the
worth and the necessity of municipal .ownership
of certain utilities. ■* ' ' V ' - ,
• That the opposition to :municipal- ownership of
public necessities is based on theoretical prejudice
seems to be beyond question. It is not founded
.in logic. It is not justified by experience. •
c That men should differ about;the advisability
of municipal ownership of such; utilities as * tele
phones is readily understandable. ■Telephones, are
public utilities, but they are not public necessities.
■■•" Business would be seriously retarded arid much
inconvenience would result from the ; destruction
t?r cessation of telephone service. But the exist
ence of the community is not dependent; upon the
maintenance of such service.
Water, transportation and light are public
necessities. Without water no community can
exist. Without transportation.business is at an
end. . Without light— .'crime. .
Public surrender of the ownership of water;and
light,is invitation to public disaster." Recognition
of this truth is so general that the average Ameri
can is surprised when he learns that any consider
able municipality buys its water and light from
private corporations. ,
I Public ownership of light and water; can not
he attacked in the light of experience. Neither
ran public ownership of transportation facilities.
They have very;seldom been failures. ;
He who would advocate the purchase of water
from a private corporation in any considerable
■'■•■ eastern city would be-suspected of -madness, or
0 ivorse. > ... ■ /" /
0 Chicago's ownership of its surface traction fa
cilities has proved to be one of the soundest finan
'"cial enterprises in the traction world, /and has
° afforded unsurpassed service. \
San Francisco's municipal streetcar line, fought
by every special interest, starting nowhere; end
ing nowhere, is a financial success. It is paying
fair interest on the money invested. It is provid
• Ing a genuine, if restricted, service.
' Its extension will enhance;- the ratio of its
profits; it will add to the comfort and trie conveni
ence of its owners, the peopleof San Francisco.
Fortunately, municipal ownership needs v no de
fense with the great majority of 4 San .Francisco's
citizens. They declared themselves unequivocally
and irrevocably when they adopted their charter.
They have remained steadfast in the faith, over
coming obstruction, honest and dishonest.
They will go on; never turning back until they,
• own and control their every; utility that is a public
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Great Vacation for Boys
111 General Leonard Wood had a happy thought
-.-when he planned and provided -for a/summer
military camp for school and college boys of 17
years of age. .
Could there be a better vacation outing for a
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live, active American/youth than to spend/a month
in camp at Monterey, living the life- of a soldier—
a life that appeals the young manhood of every
really manly boy" * ,
Of course, there is wisdom and; method in Gen
eral Wood's plan. 'It is intended to aid*in build-
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ing up the militia as a reserve for/the army in case
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of need. In this country we have; no ' compul
sory reservists and the need of such a corps is
apparent. If General .Wood's plan works out suc
cessfully, as there is every reason to believe it
may, one important military, problem wiK' be partly ;
solved.,'" ' ''■ " * -: '
The boys'. who apply and are accepted will be
furnished tents, blankets and all camp outfit* and
will be subjected to a total cost for uniforms;- food
and so on of about $16 for five weeks. For four
hours a day the boys will receive military/instruc
tion, from camping arid care of'the person to han
dling of troops and target shooting. The boys'will
be free afternoons, and /evenings, - though under
military discipline' all the time. • *' .
17 a bright, healthy boy can not get more fun
and satisfaction out of this sort of .vacation he
must have a little of the mollycoddle in-him. For
hoys of the right kind it's a great vacation.
Why the Difference?
WW A cargo of New Zealand .frozen beef,"
mutton. ; : veal •■•and rabbits which '-'**' recently
arrived at Vancouver. British Columbia, was dis
tributed in part at Puget sound/ports;---where it
paid duty, yet the beef was sold at retail at 11
cents a pound. \
Australian beef, with/a shorter sea -voyage, has
been marketed here." selling at 22 cents a pound
■»r -just double-the price that is 'asked for the New
Zealand meat in the northern ports.
San Francisco housekeepers would be very
much interested to learn why they are obliged -to
pay twice as 'much-/for; the Australian frozen
meats as. their sisters up north; % or, to put it the
other way. is there any good reason why the
ladies of' Vancouver and" Tacoma should -,! be able
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to buy their meats. for half : the price asked here?
" here may be a : satisfactory ...reason, but if it
exists it is not clear at first sight/
While a. saving of even 2 cents a pound on
meat is very well worth while, a saving of 10
cents a pound is obviously worth five times as
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much. There's a reason for the difference;? the
question is, What's- the reason? .* -
Mr. Vail's Opinion
IT 1 Theodore Vail, head of the Bell Telephone
system, may not be the most popular man in
some parts of the United States, but there is no part
of the country in which his opinion on business con
ditions is not considered at least worthy of respect.-
In a recent statement made in Boston Mr. Vail
says much that is; good for the country.'4He]thinksJ
the tact that the money pilots have shortened sail
against stormy times is the best guarantee against
them and he believes that because we have had to
help finance Europe through its war trouble iswhat
has heldbusiness^expansion in check in this coun
try, "as by an iron leash": so that every new* enter
prise that it , has been physically possible? to hold
back has been stopped. ' '
"Business is simplynormal'"'says Mr. Vail, but
he clearly indicates that activity will start again
within j a year or two when . business; will adjust it
self to change with wonderful facility. He says he
is not .worrying over the tariff nor prostration in r in
dustrial New England. His conclusion is fine and
is worthy of being : printed on the calendars which
stand on most business men's desks. He- says, *T
believe in the enduring: ability of the people of this
great -country to triumph over all obstacles and all
hindrances to -business prosperity. " Let us look
away a bit from the ticker tape and the pessimism
of the - financial centers. ;: The ■ broad viewpoint; gets
its horizon back in the western wheat fields where
nature is happily promising to pour out (another
wonderful harvest in the fall."
This is a sane, r^ sensible opinion; without any
buncomb or humbug. is wise, timely and calcu
lated to:restore the confidence which the calamity,
howlers try so hard to destroy.. Neither optimism
nor pessimism should be; allowed to rule public
opinion. . What is needed X is wisdom*,; which is
neither optimist nor pessimist.
Room for Only One Flag
■ % Heretofore thfame of Hoboken, X. J., has
depended largely upon the work of * the joke-*
smiths." The theatrical 'gagmakers have given, it a
deal of unenviable 'notoriety; from coast to coast.
Xow the New Jersey city has a claim to fame
which can not fail to endear a much maligned
community, to. every patriotic American.
- Hoboken, hereafter, will be known: as :the
American birthplace -of : the h patriotic industrial
strike. ; A crew of . 150 boiler makers : employed *- in
a Hoboken establishment have gone on strike be
cause the employing company would not resent an
insult to the American flag.
.? According to the -.strikers.; a** foreman" displayed
a British flag and declared that it- was the only
flag fit to live under. Resenting the attitude of a
superior who was earning his- bread and butter
under the protection of the stars -and stripes the
men demanded that- the insult to their flag be
punished- by the dismissal- of the ; foreman. Their
demand- was refused. They 'struck.
The sympathies of "fight thinking Americans
and, of right thinking men every where will be with
the Hoboken -boiler;; makers in their patriotic
strike. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ -*. ■' - - * - ■-■..-
That first ; flag/strike.should.occur in Xew
Jersey, where. the redsbanner.;of anarchy/has'been
most"vigorously waved.'will-be" doubly grateful. to
red blooded' Americans. - Probably *. they will find !
a way to show their resentment, of the un-Ameri
canism of the employers Iwho failed to respond to
the; patriotism of their men.
- Americans have no quarrel with- any flag which
represents organized —civilization. The
resentment of the striking Xew Jersey workmen
was not directed at the British flag, nor what it
represented, but at the man who,- attempted to
raise that flag in this country.
The strike in Hoboken bespeaks the Ameri
canism; of the men who ■. work. The strikers have
given- concrete; and forcible expression to the -faith
of a people. There is room for only one flag: in
this country. There is room in this country only
for those who respect that flag and what it repre
That flag is. the stars .and" stripes.
"No one in Massachusetts may throw stones at Cali
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fornia because the California .legislature has just cre
ated 28 commissions," says the Springfield Republican.
It is a relief to know that there is one subject about
which Massachusetts', won't throw stones* at: us. The
sensation is novel. ""■_',.-- v *. **"■""-\ "'* '
Those "fit and meritorious" New York ' school
teachers who spelled ''payrole'' "whent," "apporouval."
and: "corrispondence," ought to have been: the judges
in the spelling bee of * the congressmen • and corre
Japan has evidently set an example to other nations.
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A New Jersey man advertised that he would sell his land
to any one except negroes and Italians, and another
diplomatic incident had occurred.
' Barnard.-college, the coed side of Columbia, has
forbidden frats for three .years so as to/allow the stu
dents to find! a substitute. Will they let: the girls have
a turkey trot club instead? - -*. ,
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Those West Virginia coal operators -who objected
to a committee of the United States senate coming- to
investigate the labor troubles prejudice their own case
with the public.
Confederate veterans in the big parade at Chatta
nooga were mounted on .'United State* cavalry horses. ;
Probably not the first time for some of them.
TOLD AND RETOLD
He Got It
Among the passengers on a western
train recently was a woman very
much overdressed, accompanied .by a
bright looking nursegirl and a self
willed, tyrannical boy of ; about 3 years.,
Whenever the nurse manifested any
firmness the mother chided her sharply.
Finally the mother composed herself
for a nap, and about the time the boy
had slapped the nurse for the fifth
time a- bug came sailing in- and flew
on the* window of. the nurse's seat.
The boy at once tried to . catch it. ~
The nurse caught his hand and said
j coaxingly: :.->*,;,- ' , '
i "Harry mustn't touch. Bug will bite.
j Harry." ; ,-,.:*
Harry screamed r - savagely and began
to kick and pound the nurse.
The mother, without opening her
; eyes or lifting her head, cried out
!' . ."Why do", you tease , that child so,
Mary? Let him have what he wants
"But, ma'am, it's a- '."»-'• ■
"Let him have it, I say."
'. Thus encouraged. Harry clutched at
the bug and caught it. The screams of
pain that followed brought tears of joy
to the passengers' »eyes.* .'.',.'-.;,;
Tb.e mother awoke again.
"Mary." she cried, "let him have it."
Mary.'.turned in her seat and said
confusedly: *"!-*\< X-'
; "He's got' it. ma'am
"What is it?" languidly asked the
mother as the screams increased. ~ -;,,'.,
"A wasp, ma'am.'' said the nurse.—
I Philadelphia Ledger.
.J A White: House /Affliction
One Sunday i when Mr. Roosevelt was
In the -White." Housea . Sunday 'in
f early,vspring, , when "the going was
bad"—a certain fastidious army officer
cklled to pay his respects to the presi
dent. He was not in uniform, but
was togged out In a frock coat, stand
ing collar, high ; hat, . patent leather
shoes and pearl gray gloves. He car
ried a nifty 'walking stick. Fortu
nately, or unfortunately, President
Roosevelt encountered him in the hall,
expressed his delight,* and said enthusi
"Bully! We'll go for a walk: - '
And they -walked, "and "they'tramped,
miles^ands miles, far Into| the country,
over.; muddy roads, through 3 plowed
fields, and all the time the president
When the army officer got back to
;Fort* Meyer*lie was /a ;sight*: to; behold.
His collar was wilted, his :clothes were
dirty, .his "shoes'- were muddy and
cracKed, and. his general fappearance
was '."anything but attractive.- His
brother officers wanted ito ; know where
he -had; been. He replied, to their
amazement;: that he had '."called at the j
.White* House—and had gone for a
tramp! And he added: ' ' •
"That man. the president—no disre
spect intended —he's got the , foot and
mouth disease —Country Gentleman.
Not to Be Imitated
Discussing: the- new science of psy
chological salesmanship before the V.
M. C. iV?f of *Dv 1 v 111. 'J rom B. v , McWade.
a retired millionaire, said: - ---";;
;; "Psychological salesmanship^ will take .
all due advantage of -the; buyer's vul- I
rierablel" points, but it will -never be
dishonorable. I i-an not hold ; up! as an
example' for- you to follow ">Murtagh,*;
the*newsboy." J * •' ' _ XX.
"The afternoon of the death of Presi
dent Faure of France-—that was : a long
time ago—Murtagh J went V-yelling.t. up
and down Fifth avenue: 1 :
;;"'Wu.vtry: Wuxtry! Full acount* of
the death of : ; our*prisident!'.*.;»;;" 'X'X'X.
i "A -young >;» woman w bought 'a ;c paper, |
eagerly^', but. finding" in* it only a brief j
paragraph about? the'demise* of 'Faure,*
she said: —** -V* .'> ~
X " 'What do you mean, .youtbad < ; little ]
boy, by saying that 'President*} McKin- j
ley's "dead "Jir *~'.■:.'-.. r.*". l\~s "■'-' ~X- V. ?""
'|V«'Oi'; didn't say ,V McKinley,"■■ ma'am.' I
said 1 Murtagh. ;;'Oi;said|;our prisident. j
.Oi'm a Frenchman!"'' — Washington!
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Why* Memoirs Are Tame j
/"Prof." Barrett Wendell., at a Harvard
tea. was asked why" books -of recollect
tions . were; always "so .tame. Professor
Wendell answered: . ' • «.. .
"Let me/ tell you a story. ';<_ .A.',: great
man once" said to a friend:
" '] think I'll write my recollections./
: /" ./ Very/good.j said the friend, 'but let
me .caution you not to recollect any
thing about, celebrities that are living.'
"'Oh.' . said the great man. living
celebrities are Just /the ones I want to
[write' '-'about.'/.*"- They're the ones that /will
"make my book sell." * XX\ XX-
'Very well.', said the other; - "but/re
member my warning."
,-,;' 'Why. what's the danger, /anyway?"
/"/The danger," replied th/*-.-other.-- "is
that as 7 soon "fis you begin to recollect
things l about living celebrities they will
begin to recollect things about you." " —
Newt Orleans'! States- *" -- ■>
//Genius and Fame |
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' Governor Sulzer defined genius/in-
New York the other day as the devel
opment of the three faculties of ob
servation, concentration and analysis.
"Genius." he added. smiling, "leads to
fame, and what Is fame's [definition
"Well, fame may be defined as a
device 'on the ■ sordid world's part,
whereby a man is kept poor, and where- j
by at th» same time his creditors are i
kept posted as. to his whereabouts "—j
New Orleans States*.
LITTE MOVIES j
Going Too Far
"That militant suffragette insists "on
going without food."
"Yes," replied the bystander. "Her
example ■is very unfortunate. Some of
the monopolies are doing a great deal
to persuade us to eat less. But I don't
see what's to be gained by teaching
the public to go without food alto
gether."—Washington Evening Star.
Such Is Life
"He used to. come back two or three
times for. a kiss.",.
'And now, in the mornings?'' .
"Never unless he .5 forgets *3 his over
shoes or umbrella."—Louisville Courier
They Seldom Do '
"Wombat made a big hit at the ban
quet last night." "
"Three minute speeches> were : .hilled
and he finished within the time limit."
—Louisville Courier Journal.
Heard Out of Town
Naybor—l say, Subbubs, did T bring
back that lawn mower you lent me last
Subbubs—No, you didn't.
—That's too bad! I just came
over to borrow It again.—Boston Tran
Position of Advantage,
"How did you come to be sent to con
gress?" said the inquisitive person.
"Well," replied Senator Sorghum,
"some of my -most influential constitu
ents concluded I could do "'" better work
: for them on the floor than gl| could as
a regular lobbyist."—Washington Star,
Drawing or Pulling?
Victim—Ouch! Say, you .advertise
that: you;: draw teeth without pain,
Dentist—Exactly! If you'd asked me
to draw 'your "tooth," I'd have done so
painlessly on paper—what i you f asked
me was to pull it.—Boston Transcript
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f; M. <'. -Scott.a merchant'of Santa Rosa.
Is at .the-Manx. /"»,:'" "'-*'•"/ '"•"
' J. T. Warren, a merchant of Honolulu,
is at the titer. - "*; : * X " *
Dr. F. H. Blyof Red Bluff is regis
tered at-the/Bellevue. - »
T. K. Flaherty, a Portland capitalist,
is/staying/at the Manx. *■:
'.- Judge O. E. Everts of Fresno is < reg
i istered at the Union Square. 'XX. '."-.*""'''-'
../James -. Smith, -a melon . grower 'of,
Lodi, is/ at the Union "Square. ' / "
:/:iFV;-.t.T/*S Mul rtd el 1 /j* a *>' lumber dealer -of
Portland, is at the St. Francis. i; ///'f-f*"
* i Joseph Craig, a rancher of Woodland.]
land MM Craig are at the Stewart.
E. D. Wormald. a - banker of New
York, is a guest at the St, Francis. - ' '
■':.Mr.-and. Mrs. F. S. Schmidt of Phila-j
[ delphia are.guests? at the Fairmont.' _
E. C. Denio, a wealthy land owner of |
i Long Beach, is. a'guest at the Palace. '> j
/D. W. Jenkins, a prominent business j
ma nlbf''Seattle/! is staying at the Palace, j
///'TV;. 11. -.-'* Saunders,;'; a*/ fruit /packer.*- of j
Riverside, .is/registered:'at the 4 Argor |
naut. *""'*„'.'.* ' * ""
William /T.-j Dodge, :a\ contractor and
| builder Bakers field*; is at trie Argo
i naut. .' -' ' . •'•■.- '"'.-,
.. F. ,P. Schumai-ker. a- real estate
J operators/of Lost Angeles.'is f registered j
lat the»Belleyue.' /1-' c*- -: /.-*; -.*. -'X*XXXX-XX\
,'- '"-;^A'.'-''*",- Gallagher, an"-, orchardist of.
Watsonville. and Mrs. Gallagher are
j staying at the Sutter, ' - .'•
'-. F. F. Atkinson... district attorney of i
i ; Sacramento/; and; Mrs. Atkinson are reg- j
i istered at the,Stewart/ . •--'-',
Alfred T. White, honored "by New
I York's 'poor' for his philanthropies, is j
registered at the Fairmont,
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Ulster 8- Melsted, manager of the!
', Butter, said | yesterday .' -. that San .4 Fran- !
j cited is heing chosen as a summer re- !
j sort more and more each season by
j people from the interior of the state.
"It is ' a wonder to me," he continued,
| "that San Francisco business men do
not evince greater interest in alhefcainj'
j paign to. educate, . the,; people of the
I state v to San Francisco's many ad
vantages as a summer resort. Already
j1 a score of people from all over Cali
fornia have made reservations with me
to spend he summer v here. -Our thea
ters have good attractions in the sum
mer and there is always something
going jTo ii '*' to entertain the visitor. Our
climate'here in the summer is ideal. - '
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Richardson, a live stock man
of Claystone, Idaho, who is a guest
at the Manx, said that the Northwest
Live Stock association was growing
beyond'/thef expectations of t" its * organ
_?4MH •" I ' " m&A
"Inside of a year we will have every,
stock raiser in the entire territory
enrolled as a .member," he added. "It
was an uphill fight for months to excite
the interest of the men we are trying
to benefit, and the handful of us that
were fostering the tnovement were
discouraged many times, hut the suc
cess of the . association is } now assured.
We ate certain that the association
ill! bef able to accomplish more for the
stock raising industry in / "a'/ few years
than the 'stockmen, unorganized, ever
could hope 'to accomplish."
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Edward Harrison, "an electrical en-*
■giheeribf^Nlagaf^ Falls. Ontario, who
!is at the St. Francis, said the Niagara
falls could be made to develop power
enough to light and heat every house
in the Mate of New York and supply'
power for every industry. ' X
te?A'r ' present scarcely more than 5
per cent of the possible power of the
Niagara river has been harnessed," be
said further. "The J current of the river
below the falls some day will be har
nessed without affecting the scenary in
any degree. It has been only within
the last 25 years that even the falls
themselves have been utilised. One
has only to ride over the gorge route
to realise what a terrific force surges
through the channel and to understand
the possibilities of power development
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Bakersfield Booms ,•,<-.;;•
Even without any boom, with nothing
particular to stimulate growth, even
w^h^ianf unproptti ous year ■In that the
seasonal rainfall was light, with the
oil situation far from satisfactory.
Bakersfleld has grown within the 12
months. The school term just closed
showed the heaviest enrollment in the
history of the city—something over
2.600 pupils. You can count back on
the fingers of one hand to the year
when there* were hardly half that num
ber. —Bakersfleld California***- - .' "XX'
SIMPLICITY THAT OUGHT TO WIN
•;, It * has ;been suggested ;by ; a Massa
chusetts paper 'that 'the Bay, State's
representation jat th c■; Panama exposi
s tion be a departure ; from the usual
type of building of fake magnificence,
; and that it, follow -the; lines 'of the
simple, old-fashioned Xew England" vil-
| lage. ; r The. detail .is proposed■; substan
tially "as follows: " The Massachusetts
exhibit 4 should consist %of the reproduc
tion of a New England V town of the
last century, with its r group; of simple
frame buildings, its schoolhouse. its
town hall and .its X white* church with
the steeple. _These buildings should
surround "the" village green, and 'the
entire . exhibit maintained in the
sprit of New England homeliness arid
simplicity, which"? in generations past
has made 'country; life : ; in that section;
of the .country an idyllic realism. V v ;
If this suggestion should be adopted
It would t be ; a welcome'*innovation in
'exposition? exhibits It is not that we
would do away altogether ; with the
stucco palace, the airy castles of »lath
ANSWERS TO QUERIES
i SCREEDON-GREEN—F. L. P.. Sacramento.
I The pugilistic records , make ; no mention 'of ,*. a
|* fight \in San <? Francisco: December 30. 1898. be
| tween * Das t'reegan and Joe Green,. but do 1 men-
Ir t lon one between 5 Pan * Creedon ~ and*! George 'F.
'Green ( Young) Cofbett) 5 on*!' that! date, in which
■ the*latter a won: in 20 rounds. :,. Yon will find an
account of this In .the San Francisco dailies of
that date on file in the state library 'lb your city.
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■' .-CENTURY PLANT— K. C, City. There is > no
plant that blooms .but once in TOO years. '.;„There.
is Ja If popular ' belief ..?' that ~'t he ! American aloe,
" which blooms but j once ■In a * period of from S to
50 years is the century! flowering plant. -This"
Idea arose from a remark by a gardener, who.
watching •an - aloe • grow for-years * without blos
som, declared that It seemed to him that it
bloomed only once in* a century. !. **! .
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■X CATERPILLARS—A. ; G.. ;"> Pleasant on; One !
-method recommended to prevent caterpillars from |
ascending trees *;Is',- to * paint I a belt on ; the tree |
about two inches wide and al>outithree feet from j
the ; ground with a composition made of 10 parts
of Venice turpentine. 50 of resin, .7. of ordinary
! turpentine.;" 4 -of * tar." 25-of -lard,; 12 'of rape oil I
' and 10 of melted r ".; '. 'XX "!•'!-'' ; ~'!.!: !-'!."J
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-^RED SEA—A Subscriber, Rio Bravo., The ex
treme length of .the* Red sea Is a little, more than
1,400 "miles."Tts. breadths varies greatly from
about 20, miles at the straits of«Bab-el-Mandeb.to
more than '. 230 miles at latitude .16 deg. SO "mln.
THE STATE PRESS
Petaluma is rejoicing over the fact
that a fine new bridge is soon to be
built at Washington street across the
tide water " stream, which divides that,
town.**- Bids are. to be called for next
month. .There vis also strong likeli
hood that Petaluma will soon have * a
new and modern hotel. Substantial
public x improvements *In any part of
' Sonoma county are naturally the
source of much satisfaction atf * the
county seat, and we congratulate Pet
aluma upon the fine showing she is
and has lately been .making. ; Peta
luinal is a good | town and some of i the
best people in the world live there. —
Santa Rosa Press Democrat;-
No Wholesale Reprieves -
That Governor Johnson does n*Ot in
tend to issue wholesale reprieves, as
was reported in the case of the con
demned men now awaiting execution,
will be approved, for some of them
ought, to have been dead long, ago.—
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:: X Fresno's Troubles
Now Fresno has troubles. , § While ■ Los
Angeles'people are bemoaning-the. fact j
that a rooster crows at daylight and fa]
hen cackles when she accomplishes the |
laying of an egg. J Fresno people com- '
plain that the Espee makes noise in
that city while conducting railroad
business. We shall have to breed a
race without ears or shut up shop
pretty soon.—Hanford 'Sentinel.
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San Mateo Sidewalks - l
Some of our sidewalks are In need of
inspection, and the abutting property
owners in need of a follow up system
of reminders. This should be the spe
cial duty of some one or somebody
rather than being left to those who
have numerous municipal S responsibili
ties.—San Mat col Leader.
and] plaster : and the pilasters of imita
tion | masonry. These "i will probably
serve tori generations to come -as /* the
material for striking exposition arch i- ■-'■
tecture; but with all ; that ;we have long
since been satiated twith them,-and/ it
would be pleasant for the eye to find
relief, as it -would if the/Massachusetts
plan were carried out., */-'*/
>'- It * will be recalled by. those who ■;.
visited our exposition in 1905 that the
Forestry* building' was 'the most rest
ful and pleasant place to visit on / the
(grounds. -~ it was a | magnificent X""K'
minder of the sturdiness, the strength*
and the spirit of J the pioneer. It
poetry and history , and genuine art. /
The country owes great deal to /the
New} England town "type, land -; to the in --,
fluences that have emanated therefrom.
It* would be an honors to ;• that section
andva^ great boon to former;New/Eng-.
•landers.*- now of the west, if the 'village
with * its green and school, and church
and /town//hall shall be exhibited at
San Francisco.—Portland Telegram. '
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS -TV. E.. City. Safe
deposit vaults for the keeping of property re a v
American Institution, developed "during the
days of ; the civil war. 'a In j those dßys ' bank rob
b , r, ? were so frequent .that the*""'refused to
care for the valuables of J their customers. One
of these Institutions 'referred'those; who had ral-'
nables- they wished to be kept-safely; to Its
porter, who X declared-.that he ? would.*■- take .the
risk. . He. for. a. small sum monthly, .'agreed
safely to keep such deposits, and in that way ac
cumulated quite a fortune.; His business whs the
beginning 'of the'present system. ■•' ' • "
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. LAWS-J. O. P.. Bolinas. .Toucan, procure a
c s*S^ any ,aw l ,as '* if ' d by the legislature at its
last session by ■'■^ making application to r the secre
tary of state at • Sacramento and : paying the ' fee'
charged for .making a copy. In due time the,
laws will be published andCcopies"-of the ; Tolume
containing them will !be ' on -- sale -at the j office of l
the official i named.■ ■■•, • ' '"■ *-"
.-.:. FERRY CLOCK— R. B. T.. Forest vllle. The*,
diameter of the clock la - the ferry tower of j Fsao
Francisco Is 22 feet, The hour, hand measure, V
feet ' and j the j minute-hand 12 feet. The ; length
of the numerals on the face of the dial Is 3 feet.
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- AUTOMOBILES—E. >D. ' T., Oakland*. I? is
claimed that there are more automobiles in use
in .' the aouthern * half |of this state "than', in the
northera half. ; To ascertain the proportion, **a~d-'
dresa the secretary of state, Sacramento. X "
He Beat Caruso
"Caruso's very bones are musical."
says an English doctor; "if [you. tap one
of * his knuckle*'lit? gives -.'out'- a- higher;
pitched '* 8d ' more resonant tone than ,
those* of the average person.* Far be-
: It frdm a layman's , sthour;httr» dispute'
the word of'an eminent'; medical an-*
thority, but from our school days we
have .lively: recollections of , a tap on
the : knuckles resulting: in tones that
for high ; pitch and .resonance,,' would
beat any that Caruso ever J uttered. -i-
New York Sun, *
. . Antiseptic; Ice Cream Next --*
Only sanitary ice cream can be eaten
in Portland this summer, for the "eagle*
eye of the food '* commissioner " can de
tect a germ;: in -protoplastic stage.— .
Portland Oregonian.-"- ■■', \ *'*".'
* New, York's Civilization
New York proudly boasts of being a,'
civilized city, but !Isf compelled tto start"
crusade against the barbarians in
its midst who -despoilfshrubbery and
flowers in its,' ; parks. . Is its civilisation
a mere veneer?—Oregonian. „••'•: -
Colonel,' but Unwarlike .
Don't he fooled by Secretary Bryan'-*'
talk—he still has an old Spanish
war uniform tucked away in his closet.'
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More Work for Luther
A lot of embarrassment and discom
•fort would he avoided if Luther Bur-'
bank would devote himself to the task
of --producing, a- banana with a cactus
like epidermis.—Philadelphia Inquire.-*.
How About the Heads?
Chicago men are said to pay |»> (mr- -
000 annually for their hats. And? such'
hats!— Chicago Record-UeritkL,