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i j 1 Part Tcao . - VOL. LV OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1902 NO. 70 . . ' .... - ... ' - i ' , - , MlfeM lPa9es 9"16 HATTON RECORDS THE LATEST NEWS EST THE FIELD OF POLITICS. How the . Gubernatorial Contest Stands Hard Fight For Supreme Justice What the Congressmen Are Doing Stories From San Francisco Political Notes. STUDENTS TO STUDY COAST KNAVE GIVES THE THE LATEST INSDE SAN FRANCISCO GOSSIP. How .Dr. Marc Levingston Was Thrown Down Jim Budd and the Fair Sack Wild Stories About Tirey L Ford Some Divorces Expected Gossip About Hotels. FORMATIONS i (Special to The Tribune. SAT FttANCISCO, Mrtrch 22. Senator Cutter, Secretary of the State Central Commit tee, who is passing a few (days in town, is going to take tht? Imll 'by the horns as rejc-irds the disputed proposition of appointing- delegates to the State Convention. Under the primary law, county committees have the power to make such appointments except in the following named cities: San Francisco, T-o's Argeles, Oakland, Sacramento. Kan Jose, San Diego, Stockton, Alameda, Berkeley, Fresno, Pasadena and Vallejo. Although this naming of delegates has always been somewhat unpopular there has been more or less talk of late that the plan would be adopted in some of the counties and that in that way the local influences in control would be able to exeit themselves right Into the heart of the State gathering. Senator Cutter has made his stand on this point. "At the next meeting of the State Central Committee," he declared to your correspondent, "I intend to introduce a resolution that no appointed delegation shall be given a seat in the State convention. I propose to make . an issue of this matter and see which elde wants to lake the onus of attempting to fight it through." As has been repeatedly stated in this correspondence. Cutter is an avowed candidate for Governor and intends to go Into convention on that "basis. He is not making a campaign to the extent of going throughout the State and endeavoring to enlist general support, but 13 confining his operations mainly to the group of counties in his Senatorial district. In the event that Gage fails to get the necessary number of votes. Cutter's name will then be presented and he hopes to have enough support from both factions to give him the nomination. ; . Meantime 'he will go on with his Senatoiial fight, although it should not be termed a fight, for the present indications are 'that he will have a walkover in his district. Suiter and Yuba are loyal to him on account of the measures he ha championed in their Interests in past legislatures, T.nd Butte is also signifying an intention to line up solidly for him. which is easily understood vyh'en it is stated that he was court stenographer there for many years. This only haves Yolo, and as there is-no avowed candidate there it v . ... ...v. continue he ihas u. comparatively easy Senatorial campaign ahead. Senator Cutter is also interested In the success of Aleck Irwin of Yuba, "who is seeking the Railroad Cornmis-sionership thrown open to competition . by the candidacy of f.dson tor Governor. Irwin is well known lrt that section, as 'he has held office continuously in the county for eighteen years and still has three years to serve of his present term as Supervisor. He has 'been victorious in eight contests -at the polls, each time by increasing majorities, so with such a record to his credit, his Yuba friends think they have good reasoivt advocate him for a State office. . STATE STRUGGLES. Referring to the State offices generally, it may be spid thnt there have been no particular changes of rote dur-. ing the past few weeks. There is an ever-increasing activity though all along the line of candidacy, for cfim-JvaTgn tiiAo is not far away, and as a Republican nomination is being considered equivalent to an election this Is the seasdn for putting in the effective licks. Among the aspirants for Governor this increased pressure is distinctly noticeable, for not only are Gage and Flint getting up to full speed, but Ecl- , son, Pardee, Cutter and Preston are also showing signs of more effective . - work. Proston 'particularly has been Increa.fng his pace, due doubtless to ' the fact that the Call has evidently de- termined to try out his strength and sec if there is any ue making a fight for the Spreckels man. Outside of the Gubernatorial sextette the hardest work by State candidates " is being done by Frar.k Jordan in his . effort to land as Clerk ofjhe Supreme Court end Arthur Fisk in his attempt to become Attorney-General. Since Jt became evident that the Market ' street line would go through Fisk has been crusading vigorously, for if Tirey L. Ford is appointed at the head of the system, as is anticipated, the road will be opened up for Fisk. There will, of course, be ether seekers for the Attorneyj-Generalshir . bat Fisk is fisuring'that with early, w ork he can head off lots of those who might be-ceme dangerous. s Frank Jordan's campaign is already in fairly good 'shape, for he reason that he is a hustler and world sooner go over; the same ground ten times " than take any chances of missing it once.' .He is making his fight in "a very pysterfatic way,, and when it Is stated -TSPit'hhas up to date secured direct communication with'ovcr 20.000 active Republicans throughout the State, it By George P Hatton can be seen 'that he is making his hay whether the sun shines or not. THE JUSTICES' FIGHT. - Th? Supreme Bench Contests are in f.ooic ways assuming more of a definite shape than existed in the past through as regards the prospective outcome of the encounters every one is as much f;t sea. as ever. Justice Garroutte is evidently !not going to have anything charged up to negligence on his account in his efforts to land the Chief Justiceship, for he is conducting his canvass upon practical lines, and owing to his wide acquaintance and personal popularity he is getting in some effective work. It has become plainly manifest that he is building up much individual strength irrespective of thi Flint and Gage factions, and if he can secure and solid independent following in this way it is patent that fie will be ' mv.ch more formidable than if he were identified wih any one faction. Realty's personal friends say !n response to all this that the present Chief Justice has a direct strength throughout the State that cannot he. weakened by the 'work Garcuute is doing, and as the machine is unquestionably going to stand by Beatty to a finish, whatever figuring is being done in ihis behalf is in that complexion. It is said that should Beatty lose the nomination he can step from the bench to one of the most desirable law practices in the city, for the tsJcknes3 of Arthur Rodgers has made it incumbent upon that firm to take in another partner, and Beatty, Paterson and Slack may possibly be the trio to form the combination. Somewhat similar conditions are said to face Judge Angelotti of Marin, should he fail to land a Supreme bench nomination, for a San Francisco legal firm is said to have offered him a partnership worth more even than he could secure in the form of salary upon the bench. Judge Angelotti is going to make the effort of his life upon this occasion, however, to receive the honor he has sought so long, and if the fortunes of war go against him it will net be through any fault of his own. THE CONGRE -SMEN. In Congressional circles there is a bit of gossip to relate that so far has escaped print. It is that in the Fourth District, where Kahn now holds forth. Cha'-Its Wesley Beed may sack the Democratic nomination backed by the Exami.ier, and all the influences vat its r-nm.mnrl PraHora rf tlm Vvaminer ! have noticed for quite awhile the staedy boom given to Reed, and at one tim eit was thought that he was being trained as a dark horse for the Mayoralty and would be trotted out at the eleventh hour. Reed pursued the even tenor of his w.iy .until now, vhen, according to rumor, he is .preparing to jump into the arena. Oft'-hand it looks as if he would net have a ghost of a chance to succeed Kahn, but an examination of conditions shows that there are more possibilities for him than are apparent at first glance. For example, th-? Examiner is very close to 'the Labor people, so much so that anv reasonable request it might ask would doubtless be promptly granted. Now, as Jack Parvy, who was being figured on as a Labor candidate for Congress in the Fourth .District, is out o fthe way by virtue of his appointment as Fir Commissioner, it would not be so hard a task for the Examiner people to persuade the labc leaders that it would be to their interests to endorse Reed. Then, as the representative of the labor movement, as well as the Democratic party Reed would become very lor-midalbe, for nearly all the San Eran-cisco unions are located in Kahn's district. This looks all very well on paper, but it is a mighty hard proposition to dislodge a Congressman who has stood by his district. This has been shown time luid again in this State, notably so in the cases of Magu're and Do. Vries, ! and is in fact again in evidence as re gards Needham. When Needham was first elected he only scratched in by a few votes, whereas now he carries strongly Democratic counties and is regarded as invincible in his distilct. In the reapportionment he will be about as "well off as ever, for although normally the Sixth, where he will run, is only Republican by a small margin, bis strength in the Democratic counties makes it reasonably safe for him. ALL SEEM SAFE. 'As a matter of fact it does not seem that unless by a ftuke the Democrats can come v ithln 'several aces of capturing any one of the newly arranged districts. They certainly have no chance in the First, for the 'North is always stunchly Republican and varies Its party- vote less than any other section of the State. In the Second, where Frank Coombs holds forth, the arrangement Is such that the Democratic counties are severely subordinated to the Republican ones, while in the Third there is not a., ghost of a chance to defeat Victor Metcalf.- The Fourth contains, the possibilities of the Charles Wesley; Reed movement heretofore referred to, while in the Fifth even if Boud should by any chance not land again there is no possibility that a Democrat will break in. The Sixth seems safe eV.ough as long as Needham holds it together, unless iperchance Judge Conlcy should make the threatened run, while the Seventh in Los Angeles county now represented by McLachlan is as sure a thing as can 'be figured on, owing to the overwhelming Republican vote in that section. The Eighth is at present speculative as to who the Republican nominee will be, but there is not the shadow of a doubt that that party will control unless some serious mistake is made. There has been some lively see-sawing in it during the past few weeks, the most noticeable episode being the entering of the arena by Judge Iiuce of San Diego. Luce, who is a prominent Grand Army man, has just finished a ter mas Fostmaster. and is tacked by about all the old guard of the San Diego politicians. His candidacy has considerably disturbed the hopes of Collier and Nutt, who had been fighting it out with each other for the nomination, for they both realize that his personal following is so pronounced a sto make it likely that he vill be the "real thing" before the contest has proceeded much further. However, they are both pegging away as hard as ever, especially so Collier, who is throwing as much energy into his campaign as if he were after the Presidency of the United States. SMITH'S FIGURES. In the upper end of the district. Senator Smith remains serenely confident that everything will work out all Tight for him, for even though the counties north of Tehaehanl will have to go into the convention half a dozen votes or so short of nominating strength, he thinks he will be able to gather in that number without much 1 trouble that is, provided the southern counties continue to fight each other as they are doing at present Should they unite, that would of course settle it as far as he is concerned, but those in touch with political affairs down that way say that Riverside county will not train in with the San Bernardino-San Dieero combination -and that Daniels will stay in the fight until he either wins him self or shuts out his local opponent. William E. Smythe of San Diego has been brought to the front as a prospec tive Democratic candidate during the past few days, and as he is said to be quite Popular dOWn that Way Some Of the mi- nonty boomers think they have a good chance to get him in. They have not, though, for no matter which of the Republican candidates lands the nomination he will have votes enough and to spare. Another Democratic aspirant in the district is Thomas O. Toland of Ventura, the present member of the State Board of Equalization. lie graduated from the Assembly to his present position in State life with such ease that he now wants an opportunity to try and climb higher. HERE AND THERc. - Bank Commissioner Barrett is up from Los Angeles ..or a short trip. Assemblyman Dunlap was down from Stockton during the week. Ho has not yet decided about making another try for the Legislature this winter. Warren Porter came in from Watson-ville for a couple of days. Jere Burke has been missing from the : political haunts for a. few days, owing I j i. .-.j,,. ii uau luuiiii ilia, nao iuiii:iku him to his home. Johnny Mackenzie eamo up from San Jose and closed the arrangements for his oath and bond as Harbor Commissioner. ON THE OTHER SIDE. W. If. Mills of the Land Department of the railroad has the deserved reputation of being one of the best story tellers in the community. Although most of them relate to early days, he has some remarkable system of keeping them new and fresh, as- witness one he related this week at the close of the taking of his e'eposition in a contested land case. One of the attorneys was from Utah, and when the conversation turned upon the legal, profession Mills related what he termed a stock story. "We had a noted lawyer here named Lockwoo.1 a good many years ago," he taf'.l. "He was an authority on Spanish land grants and was quite a celebrity In the profession, so much so that he was one of its highest priced men and his name was constantly being identified with big fees. Among other traits he had the habit, more common hen than now, of going off on a big time which would entail a cooling off process necessitating rest and seclusion. i "During one of these periodicals Lock-wood was t-hipped to Auburn as a good place to rest up and get into shape again, and his advent there was naturally her aided in the local press as the ait-ival of the famous San Francisco lawyer. About the second morning of his visit, while he was Mill in bed, a knock came to his room door and in response to his 'Come in there appeared upon the scene a typical up-country rancher. "Mr. Lockwood," he said, "I understand you are about the smartest lawyer down city way and 1 wont you to take mv case. There's a lot of attorneys right here., but they don't amour.t to much and I want you to lay them out good and hard." "What is the nature of your trouble?" asked Loc-kwood, somewhat interested and mentally anticipating' a J Wopor-ition, entailing a big fat fee. "Well," responded the granger, "I pot my borse out to pasture and a rat- PROF. LAWTON TEACHES GEOLOGY ALONG PRACTICAL LINES. BERKELEY? Mar. 22. Professor Law-ton, who is in charge of the department of field geologry, has introduced an inno vation in'his metho&a of Instruct! ioi a'.orig practical lines. 1 Under his direction yie class left today on the 1 o'clock train for Carmelo bay, where the members will study coast formations. m Professor Lawton states that the bay-offers excellent opportunities for research, and the members of the class look forward to an instructive and pleas-ajit trip. TEACHERS BEAT PUPILS IN TENNIS TORUNAMENT. BERKELEY, Mar. 22. The Berkeley High school tennis tournament played during the week .resulted in a victory for the Faculty, reprtsented by Young and Elston. The pupils who opposed their teachers in the finals were Ambrose and Esterly. The score was 5-7, 6-3, 8-6. - WILL GIVE CONCERT TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. BERKELEY, Mar. 22. The Art Association will give a concert next 'Wednesday evening at Hearst Hall to the students of ,t lie University. The following singers will appear: Miss Grace Carroll, contralto: Thomas Rick-ard, baritone; "William King, accompanist. BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL WILL GIVE ENTERTAINMENT. BERKELEY, iMar. 22. It was decide to 'hold the reception, dance and farce of the Berkeley High school on April 25 at a meeting of the Alumni of that school last night. FRATERNITY ENTERTAINS LADIES OF THE FACULTY. BERKELEY. Mar. 22. The AlphI Beta Sigma fraternity entertained the ladies of the Faculty yesterday afternoon. OAKLAND SENATOR WOULD AMEND APPROPRIATION BILL. WASHINGTON, Mar. 22. An amendment to the river aid harbor bill will be offered by Senator Perkins, according to notice given today, striking out the House provision regarding Oakland harbor and inserting an appropriation of $100.000,. to be immediately available, and giving authority to the Secretary of War to contract for further wcrk under th? continuing contract system for an amount not exceeding J86S.203, exclusive of the amounts already appropriated. This amendment, if adopted, will definitely settle Oakland's olan for a new haio ir project. This project contemplates making a channel 500 feet wide and 25 feet deep from San Francisco bay to Chestnut street, thence ato feet" wide and 25 feet deep to Fallon street, thence lioo feet wide and 17 feet deeo to the tidal basin, and thence 300 feet wide and 12 feet deep around the tidal basin. HOTEL ARRIVALS. CRELLIN Fred French, Detroit, Mich.; A. M. Certsbeon, Salt Lake; J. . Bittel, city, Edw. C. Tamm, New York; Fi. T. Parsons, San Francisco; E.'W. Weeks, E. C. Kendell, Mrs. W. Jameson; E. A. Blune, U. S. S. Pensa- cola; H. E. Monyer, Klamath, Or.; Geo. W. Ellary, city; A. C. Diffenbach, San Francisco;- . Austin fFitzgerald, San Francisco. iMETROPOLE Jno. G. Stubbs, San Francisco; Mrs. Chas. Nichols. Mrs. Wm. G. Appel. Chicago; J. S. Purcell, San Francisco; Thomas C. Huxley, Centerville. ALBANY Olis Fatt?rson. Oregon: F. A. Faulkner, San Francisco: Mrs. K. D. Palm, Berkeley; David Worth. Eureka; E. F. Oge, Hanford: Bud Brown, Berkeley: F. Canty and wife, San GALINDO E. L. Storey, Los Angeles: C. C. Norgaurd. Harlan, Iowa; W. G. Drum. city. H. C. Kent.. San Francisco: Mrs. E. G. Gray, San Francisco; W. O. K. Brown, San Francisco. Cruel Editor. "is there any way in which reajeh the top of the ladder?' I can- ever asked the di?ouraged poet. "Onie!" resiponded the gTeat editor. "Tell me,! quick!" "Change your occupation from bard hod-rtirrier." r to (Experience.? like silver, needs continual (burnishing; like a growing tree it needa to strike roots deeper every day. A tlesnake bit him and he died, and when I went after him they .couldn't deliver me my hor3e. I sues that's a pretty strong case, isn't Jt?" ' "Let me see, my friend." said Lock-wood, "What is the value of the horse?" "He was worth fully fifteen dollars." "I am awfully sorry that I can't appear for " your horse," drawled Lock-wood as . he, turned over in bed -and prepared to take" another sleep, "but the fact of the matter is that I aiii retained tit the .snake." . " v HATTON. PENS IS AFTER-MQHEY FOR HARBOR. SAN FRANCISCO, Marcti 21. At last the Democrats think they can see the gubernatorial candidate in sight. Ex-Governor James H. Budd is about to puli down $100,000 from the Fair heirs as a fee. That sort of a candidate a man with a sack is just what the Democrats have been seeking all along. You see the old party of Jefferson and Jackson is desperately poor in California. The Bryan hysteria drove nearly all the money men out of it. The Phelan-McNab knockers lost the Examiner's friendship, and that paper went out of the business of raising money for the party. As a consequence there was a deficit of over $5,000 left from the last campaign. Nobody would give the knockers a cent. Phelan got tired of putting up. At last the knockers were forced to call on National Committeeman Mike Tarpey, whom they had industriously berated, to help them out of a hole. He has managed to get subscriptions for somethiing like $1,300 of the old horse debt, but there the party sticks. Assessor Dodge is poor, and the Supreme Court having knocked him out of those fees he tried to corral, he would not have anything like a sack to put into the campaign. Senator Sims is far from rich. Barney Murphy is fiat broke. Tom Geary has no long bank roll. Mayor Snyder of Los Angeles is comfortably fixed. But Budd's $100,000 wad of easy money is just the thing for a hard campaign. Probably the Examiner would do something for the party again if Budd were the candidate, because he has been against the Phelan-McNab roasters. So it is the ex-Governor toward whom the party turns an appealing eye, Budd is rather eager to run again. He'll not tell you so. He'll protest, and wriggle and turn, but he'll not give you an absolute statement that he will not accept the nomination. In the last municipal campaign he made a speech in which he said, "I would not accept the governorship again under any circumstances if I had to work as hard as I did before." In that "if" was expressed his deep yearning to try for the place of power again. He loves the turmoil of a campaign, does Budd. He's about the best campaigner in California. And just now his health is better than it has been for years. So if he's properly urged he will get into the figh for the Democrats and loosen up a little of that Fair estate money. What a new sensation it would be for the Democrats tcuhave a candidate whose' leg would be worth pulling. It would remind them of the Hearst campaign. Speaking of Budd's fee, it was singular that he should get it just after the man who got it for him died. Dr. Marc Levingston was James G. Fair's physician. At the time Mrs. Craven produced her will and the Fair heirs wanted to take it for the purpose of overthrowing the trust will, they were very friendly to Levingston who promised to be one of their most important witnesses. The doctor was a friend of Governor Budd, and told the Fair heirs to employ the Governor. They took the advice, and that is how Budd got the contract for the $100,000 fee. Then Budd turned Levingston down for Health Officer. Budd h3d premised him the piace a fair, 1 flat, honorable premise. "But the Examiner openeu up on L - vinzston and taught him with all that paper's customary vigor and virulence, j The doctor, a brilliant felIow; had j made a mistake in his life. He had accepted th? office of Coroner under i Huokley, and he hadn't made a good ! Coroner. He iwanted the place or Eealth officer in order to show the public that he could be honest and efficient in office. His heart nag set t.n the appointment- It meant rejuvenation and ire-establishment to him. But Budd threw him down. He feared the Examiner '3 wraith more than he valued the keeping of his word. So he appointed another, and poor Levingston'a heart was broken. The 'bri)liant man never recovered from the shock. Socn he was stricken with paralysis, and he sank slowly to the close. He was buried on Sunday. On Wednesday down came the decision in the Fair caie confirming Budd in the $100,000 ifee which Levingston had secured for him. I won-T:er if the- doctor's ghost will not haunt Budd as he fingers the money. S -Of course" a lot f that stood Fair money will nv go East to. "be spent, though Herman Oelrlcha iseems to like to spend his share of it in California and Charlie Fair tlt-ka by .the iwest. religiously. Now that Mrs Oelriehs and Nob Hill they- pvil -'plant m v I X.l T!. , la' hotel on that much of their wealth in San Francisco. Charlie Fair Isays he is not interested in the hotel venture, because of a rumor that Mrs. ICollis I'. Huntington has threatened to turn the Colton house into a hospital. As the house lis near the hotel site Charlie thinks the venture a. risky one. Then, too, perhaps he isn't any too desirous of going: in with his fashionable sisters in ibuain3s ventures. Mrs. Charlie Fair never has tried to get into the society in which her sisters- in-law shine. She seems to think she has done very well in leclaiming Charlie from the Demon Drink a.nd in wearing gowns which make Iboth the men and women isiare. At luncheon at the Paace lor dinner at Marchand's she always holds the center of Attention, and the fact that the doors of society are closed against her does not seern to worry her in the least. Mrs. Joe Harvey, wife of the bookmaker, seems all the society she -wants. Hew many aspiring' social climbers would be ever so -much happier if they could accept their fate as philosophically. P j? -Trickling through society during the past week were two rumors of domestic Reparations. In the first instance it was told that pretty Polly Dunn had left Harry iMacfarlane down there, at Honolulu because she found his sisters altogether too Hawaiian. But that tale seems to be altogether untrue. Mr. Dunn had a letter by the last steamer in which his daughter was full of gush over her happiness. Probably the story started from the fact that Mrs. Mac-farlane has gone up to her (husband's country place, some eighteen miles out of Honolulu. He visits her there regularly every Saturday and Sunday. But somehow the San Francisco gossips never have been able to let Polly Dunn have any happiness out of that marriage with the rich young fellow from the islands. The other story of domestic trouble concerns Billy Stinson and hja wife, and it seems to have more foundation in fact than the other yarn. It will be remembered that Stison, a bank clerk and man about town, married Miss Cora Meyerstein last November. From the fact that the two were of different religions, some people argued that no happiness would come of the match. All seemed to go well for a time, but now the bride .'confirms the story that all is overiM everything Is off. She insists that it is a case of too many cocktails before dinner, and wonders why he was so singularly abstemious before his marriage and so con vivial after it. Then, too, she has some objections to his supporting his two sisters while they make little unkind remarks about her. And so a divorce suit may be expected when the proper time comes. Speaking of that Fair Hotel on Nob Hill, this town seems bent on going hotel mad. There has been a great rush of visitors for some time. Cots have been crowded in, and all the proprietors have been hard put to itto accommodate their guests. Down at the Hotel Del Monte even they have had to turn people away, a.ni so an j idea has gone abroad that hotels are j ihe very best possible property. I Now it i3 whispered that Peter Don-j ahue is going to pull down the old Occl- dental and erect a big modern hotel I there. The Fr.ir estate folks arc going ' . - j . J 1 T 1 . 1. "1.1 to cp two stories on me iiicic. r-ifint are being perfected for two more stories on the Palace. The California is likely to be extended skyward by adding the big roof of the original design, for Joe Mardonough, one of the proprietors, has been unable to get the rooms he wants in his own hostelry because of its ovei crowded condition. Then the big hotel St. Francis of the ir! a Thieves Break in and rob private residences, apartments and offices because mechanics leave holes in such structures, convenient for them. The Central Safe Deposit Vaults provide every Protection for valuables vouchsafed by human care, . skill and ingenuity, and the cost is. only nominal, the best private safe ever built only $4.00 a year. "Tke Central Safe most modern, safest and CENTRAL BANK Authorized Capital - - $1,000,000 Paid Up Capital - - - - 300,000 Surplus Fund - - - - 200,000 Elegantly finished Fire Proof Rooms built for the exclusive use of the CENTRAL SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS. PERMITS PRIVACY AND INSURES ABSOLUTE ISAFETY. Visitors always welcome. ' Fourteenth and Broadway., Fred Crocker heirs is beginning: to take form at the corner of Geary and Powell streets, and plans are being1 drawn for auother fine modern hotel at Sutter and Mason streets opposite the building, which Simeon Wenban built for the Bohemian Clab, but which the Club never occupied, preferring to pay $23,000 to get out of their bargain. So very soon it will take a big rush of. people to overcrowd the hotels of San Francisco. 8 Republican politicians have been very; much concerned with Attorney-General Tirey L. Ford of late. The wildest stories have been going the rounds about him. According to these tales, he is to become the great head and front of the entire Market Street Railway system, directing Its affairs with dictatorial hand, appointing and discharging officers to suit his own sweet will, and mixing in the political affairs of the city and the State with a power and financial resources not second to those possessed toy Stow and Buckley; in their days of glory. As a consequence, it was supposed ttiat Ford would not care for a little thing like a renomination as Attorney-General, the salary of which offiee is a measley $3,000 a year. So Arthur Fisk came gaily forward seeking the honor. - But Ford says all the talk of his being made the great white boss of the big corporation is stuff and nonsense. He declares that he did some legal work for the Baltimore syndicate which took over the property. He hopes to do some more legal work for them when they want it done. But he has no notions whatever of being given the job of general dictator. So he wants a renomination, expects to get it, and fondly hopes to be permitted to cling to that ealary of $3,000 a year. The politicians will have it, however, that Fori is to be greater than Herrin. THE KNAVE. PYTHIAN KNIGHTS TO ADVERTISE STATE L. S. Calkins, Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, has issued a circular letter to all the subordinate lodges in the Grand Domain of California, giving notice of the Biennial Convention of the Supreme Lodge of K. P., which will assemble in San Francisco on the 11th of next August. It will be attended toy delegates from every State and Territory in the Union, as well as from Mexico, the Dominion of Canada and Hawaii. The Supreme Assembly of the uniform rank of the order will be held at the saie time. It is expected that from ten to twelve thousand Knights in uniform will be present from outside the State to compete or the $9,000 in prizes offered for elficiency in different lines. The Grand Chancellor urges upon the different lodges to make exhibits in Ean Francisco during the Assembly for the ipurpose of advertising the State's resources and attracting immigration. He suggests the propriety of the lodges making appeals to the public and to the county officials for assistance In making creditable exhibits. He points out that a section of the County Government Act empowers Boards of Supervisors to make appropriations for this ipurpose. Free transportation ' to and from San Francisco will be provided for all exhibits, and the Supervisors may take charge of such exhtt-' its or leave it to a committee of the Knights of Pythias. V Slightly Mixed. "Who was Aftanias?" asked the Sunday school teacher. After a thoughtful ' pause a hand went up toward the foot of the class. 1 "Very well, Tommy," said the teacher, "you may tell us who Ananias was." "Please, ma'am," said Tommy, "he wuz th' feller -wot sed he swollered a whale." Ohio State Journal Deposit Vaults are the j best we Jiave ever built. I (Signed) Herring Halt Marvin Safe Co.'jj Oakland, Cat v- . j . '...' 1, ac.-'-' i J

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