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CHAMBER OF COMM ERCE ACTIVITIES 




Vol. 4 



The Commercial Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the Pacific Coast 
EVKRY THIHSDAY— .lANTAHY 4Tit. 1»17 



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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ^..^^wirv 

SAN FRANCISCO PRELIMINARY INDUS TRIAL SURVE Y 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 
Invites You. Your Family and Friends to Attend An 

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE BY DR. B. M. RASTALL 

To Be Held in The SCOTTISH RITE AUDITORIUM. 

SUTTER STREET AND VAN NESS AVENUE 

Wednesday. January 10th. 1917. 8 P. M. 

"SAN FRANCISCO'S PRELIMINARY INDUSTRIAL SURVEY" 



Dr. B. M. Rastall has been employed ^X the Chamber of Cor^^^^^^ 

purpose of dehvenng a series of lectures ^l'^?^'^'"^^^^^^^^^ of the survey. The 

present to the Ccmmittee and the members of ^he Chamber of Conime^-ce Alexander. Robert 
Committee consisting of Messrs^ F. J. KosterCha.man^ Meese Adolf Mack. Henry R. Young. B. F. 

Newton Lynch. J. D. Grant. John A McGregor. Constant Wees^^^«°' ^ Holberton. M. H. Esberg, 

^^Tr^o^:r^tIL^^'^'^^''r^^- ""n" ;..%on or .,cH .teres, t.at .Hey 
gave several evenings to a hearing of the survey. 



I)r. Kastall is an .•xp.Tt in tli.- planiiinK and rarry- 
iiip throuKh of .'ommunity d.'Vi'lopm.-nt work. 

During his rnrlitT yrars \\v was trained for fffir- 
i.-noy fnuMncMriuK. H.Murinp a wide experience in 
praetieal husir.ess work nn«l at the same time pursu- 
ing advane.d stu.ly in e.-ononiic and business lines, 
taking the dortorate degr.*- in this field at the I ni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

More reeentlv he has .oii.-. t,tia!.-d upon industrial 
surveys of eities and seetions. the preparation from 
them of definite i.n.erains of development work and 
the piving of a eonstructive s.-rviee for putting the 
plans into aetual accomplishment. 

The first work in this field was that of th.- dinetor- 
ship of the Wis.-onsin State Board of Public AfTairs 
whirh made n peneral survey and planned lines of 
iti.1ii«sfri:il and 'ivi.- adv.Tnri'nu-nt. 



During the past year his time has been divided 
iM-tween survey and eonstruetive work for Chamber 
of (•..inm.-n-e or^'ani/.ations in two pieat .iti.s-San 
Krancisr.) and N'W York. 



SOME Of DR. RASTAU'S COMMISSIONS 

Head School of Business, Extension Division. 
University of Wisconsin; Director. Wisconsin 
State Board of Public Affairs; Director. Massa- 
chusetts Conferences on Industrial Development; 
Advisory Expert. The Civic and Industrial Ex- 
hibit of' Ireland; Director. Industrial Survey of 
Fairfield County (Conn); Director, Industrial 
Survey of New York City (Manhattan); Pre- 
liminary Industrial Survey of San Francisco. 



NO TICKET OF ADMISSION REQUIRED- NO RESERVED SEATS-COME EARLY. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OP COMM£RCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN KKANCISCC) CHAMHICK 
OK COMMKUCK ACTIVI TIKS 

Kfitercd M Mcond-cUM matter J*nu«ry 7. 191 S. At tht Po«l 

OBicc «l 8aa Francisco. California, vmdm 

Um aa of March S. 1179. 

Sab*cripiton Price Fifty Cents per Year 

Published weekly by ihe 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 



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FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



DEPARTMENTS 



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Industrial 
Information 
Legislation 
Marine 



Membership 
Municipal Affairs 
Transportation 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



I In- l>i-|u»t l^iiartrrmnjitrr. Fort Mniion. Snn Fran- 
ciMco, C«l. will riTi'ivo scal<*d pru|MMialH until 12 iiouii. 
.Fnniiary 'Jfi, ]*M7, for lnrK«> qnnntiti«'K of Iniildin^ 
mali'rinia for SohotleUl HarrarkK, II. T., includiiiK 
<1oui;1hk fir and ri'dwixMl lunilx-r. I'lnlar Hliinf;l«'!i, 
INirtlnnd ri>nii>nt, metal lath, n'inforrinff Mtcoi, |{al 
vaniri'd iron shn-ts, iron work for tnisHi-H, pliniiliinK. 
painting an<l roofing uiatrrialK. cold Kt<irni;i> doorM. 
ciirk inHulation, terra eotta eiiiinney tlu«>N and otiier 
MiiHeellaneuiu iiiaterialK. Inforiiintiun on aj>|)lieation 
to alK)ve namvtl ofTieor. 



CHRISTMAS GIFT 

The Wells Fari^o nu-n and women, to the number 
of ei(;ht thousand, will receive a million dollnrK an a 
Christmas (;ift tluK year. This pift is in the form of 
a bonus to Ite paid to tlume who have been in its 
exclutiive employ for a year or m«»re. and in eaeli 
ease will eipial one month 'k wai;eH based on salaries 
paid durin^ir Oetober, lOlfi. 



CHARITY 
An Announcement 

The < hanties neiit Committee ealls 

the atti-ntion of : ^ to the use of it.s IN- 

KORMATIMN HlKKAl . Telephone Kearny 112. 
Amonc other aetivitie.s. the Committee is at 
pris.iit looking into the methods and sehemes 
of fraudulent sidieitors. Before eontributin^ to 
4ny ••ItHrity. or s4ilieitor. unknown t«i a member. 
!' iiittec desires to impress strongly on 

i> the Use of the Information Bureau. By 

so donifT. members may proteet themselves 
a^nin>^t thi> frnniK 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

llMtfnaatM' Chaa W Fay ha* no(in»4) tha Chamber of the fol- 
le«(nff ■»"■"<• ■'■'-- -"-1 do* nr timea of Trana-Paclflc Malla. 
t«a<i4 on allon rurnl*h<^ bjr ■(eamahip cotnpunlea 

Thvy arv ■ >n(« on notice l'ap«r mall for Hawaiian 

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CAR SHORTAGE 

By insisting; on heavier loadiiijf and prompter load 
in^ and unloading of freight ears, the Southern 
Paeifn' Company has succeeded in reducing the car 
shortajje. In one month, the company waved the use 
of 3.978 cars by the expedient of askinfi^ for their 
heavier Inadinp. In other words, to move the same 
ijuantity of merchandise durini; that month would 
have required 3,978 more cars if laden with a lif^hter 
load. Barley was carrii'd with n heavier load of 3.4 
tons per ear; beets with 4 tons more per ear; cement 
with nearly 3 tons more per car; corn and oata with 
fi..') more tons per car and general merchandise of all 
sorts with 1.1 more tons per car. 



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CENSUS RECOMENDATION 

'I Ik- lldii. .*>aiii I.. Ko^'iTs. Diriitor of the Census, in 
his Annual Report, calls attention to the constant de- 
mand for information as to the annual output of our 
•lomestic manufactures at more frequent intervals 
than every fifth year, anti states that a census cover- 
injr only jfross values of the proc'iiets of the various 
industries and the quantities and values of some of the 
|>rineipal products could be taken very ex|»editiously 
and at a comparatively small cost. The purpose of 
such a census would be to confine the inrpiiry within 
the above limits and to compile and publish the 
stati.stics in time so that they would be of current 
int»Test and value. The Director recommends that 
I'-eislation be enacted authorizing him to take an 
intermediate census of the quantities and values of 
domestic manufactures of Ifllfi and for every fifth 
year thereafter. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



DRAYAGE SITUATION IN SAN FRANCISCO 

111 foniiiTtioii with thf li'ttiT from llu' Druyiiu-irs AKsociHtioii oi Saii hVaiicisco. which ft)llti\vs. 
tlif Ituurii of Din-ftors i-oiiKidtTfil thf \vaK«' iii«'reas«' wliii-h has hvt'u j^raiitt'd by thf Draymen's Asso 
riatioii, and reached thr conclusion that under tiie circumstances, the draymen were rigiit in giving 
thf wage increases rfqUfstfd. The lit)ard, however, cannot undertake to make any recommendations 
ttn drayage rates, hut for the infornuitiun of memhfrs, is puhlisiiing thf following Ifttfr whi«-h gives 
the position of thf Draynifu's Association on the subject : 

PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS "December 29, 1916. 

OF SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 

Gentlemen: 

As a number of members of the Draymen's Association are also members of the Chamber of Com- 
merce, we feel that the Chamber should be apprised of the present situation in reference to the teaming 
industry in this city. We therefore take the liberty of reviewing some of the facts, as briefly as possible. 

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, comprising, all drivers engaged in the handling of merchandise, 
gave notice prior to December 1, 1916, of their desire to terminate their agreement with our Association, 
which agreement was dated the first day of January, 1912; and that notice was followed by a request 
on their part for an increase of 50 cents per day in the pay of all drivers of horse drawn vehicles. 
They also asked that the pay for overtime be increased from 50 cents to 75 cents per hour; these 
changes to take effect January 1, 1917. 

In connection with this request, we desire to say, that the officers of the Union and the members 
generally, have lived up to the spirit and letter of their contract made with us, over five years ago, and 
that there has been no increase in the wages of the drivers during that time, except that drivers of 
automobiles (not then covered by our a^eement), received a similar advance of 50 cents per day, a 
few months ago. 

The wages which we have been paying during the past five years have been substantially as 
follows: $2.00 per day for drivers of one horse wagons; $2.50 to $3.00 per day for drivers of light two 
horse wagons; $3.50 per day for two horse truck diivers and drivers of heavy wagons; $4.00 per day 
for four horse teamsters; a day's work consisting of nine and one-half hours, but as a matter of fact 
the way it works out, it is practically equivalent to a ten hour day. 

Considering these hours and all of the other facts and circumstances we were compelled to frankly 
admit that we thought the request for higher wages was justified, not only on account of the increased 
cost of living during the past five years, but also on account of the rate of wages paid other trades 
and occupations in this city at the present time. 

However, looking at the matter from our standpoint, we were likewise affected by the same in- 
creased cost of living and the increased expense of carrying on business, and therefore we were com- 
pelled to hesitate before granting the demands of our men. 

During the period of time covered by the above contract with our drivers, namely from January 
1, 1912, to date, there has been practically no increase in the charges for drayage in this city. Under 
the present conditions, and owing particularly to the increased cost of commodities (which we must 
purchase in large quantities in the conduct of our business), it has become impossible for us to obtain 
an adequate return for the investment and time devoted to the industry. 

Aside from the heavy increased cost of horses, grain, hay, leather, iron, steel, hardwood, horse- 
shoes, canvass (for tops) and other commodities, due to war conditions, there has been a gradual and 
steady advance in these and all other commodities over the period of our contract with the Brotherhood 
of Teamsters; not only have all commodities increased in cost, but all our other expenses have likewise 
greatly increased; compensation insurance is a heavy added burden. 

We have struggled along without increasing our rates in the hope that conditions would improve, 
but the reverse has happened, and many members of our Association are facing bankruptcy unless some 
relief is found. 

We considered very carefully the question of granting or refusing these demands for increased 
pay and we were at first inclined to refuse to grant them, but on further deliberation and recognizing 
that their demands were just, we felt obliged to grant the same; but we desire to notify the Chamber 
of Commerce and all the merchants of this city, that the inevitable result will be an increase of the 
drayage rates in San Francisco, and we hope that the facts will be brought to the attention of the 
members of the Chamber of Commerce so that they will understand and appreciate why an increase 
in the drayage rates is necessary. 

A refusal on our part to grant the just demands of our men would have been not only unreason- 
able, but might have precipitated a long and costly struggle in San Francisco, which we believe it 
was our duty to avoid if possible. 

Thanking you for the careful consideration we are sure this matter will receive at your hands, 
we remain. Yours very truly. 

DRAYMEN S ASSOCIATION. 

By. (Signed) C L. Tilden, President." 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRAOe OPPORTUNITIES 

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FOREIGN MARKETS FOR GROCERIES 
Muri'AU of Foniirn uml Duiiicstio ComnnTfc in con- 
xiflfrinir thf a«lviH«hility of luivini; special reports 
inmie ■« to poKNiMi* inarkrt.s for ^ro«>rrii>H and kindred 
arti<' ■ ri.a and the Orient. 

!f rt wonltl writi* letterh urging; 

' same to the Koreii^n Trade 

■••r they woiiUI l»e sent for- 

unnl aa endorsements uf tlie Department 'a reeom- 

iiKtidntion that I hi- rep«»rt In* prepare*! 



ARE YOU SENDING A DELEGATE TO THE 
FOREIGN TRADE CONVENTION*' 

If ' -Iatii>ii whicli will atlviTsely 

affeer «»f the I*a«'ine Coast or if 

proper lawH an- fioi pa.n^ted to protect it from Knro- 
pean e«»riiniiTeial tlisi-rimiiiation aft«'r the war, San 
Franeisio merehants will he partially responsihlo tin- 
lesM a Ktronp de|f(;ation is aent to the fortheominf? 
National Kor»iirn Tra<le Convention to he held in 
V" ' ' ' 'JTth. A special train will he 

r idate the de|f(;ati'K and the 

• <U V. i;ii a loss of lint nine Itiisiness days 
•iM- of two hnii«Ired dollars and up. 

I he foiiowinK delegates have already sif^ned tip to 
attend : 

Jamts Woods. St. Francis HottI: W. A. Young, Jr.. Pacific 
Mall S S Co ■ Aimmr N N-wKnii. H. M. Newhall A Co : Geo. E. 

Mlddi»m»» . . - ^ ,. p Thane. A. F. Thane A 

Co : H A Co.: Joseph Magner. Scott. 

M»o»-»' A ' ■ Robert Dollar Co.: Constant 

V '* ^ Louia Oeti, Ceti Bros A Co.; J. 

C 's: Paul C. Jones. Santa Cruz Portland 

C' Can'rn C.ink: H. N. Thomas. Ch>Tia 

Mj I S S C *.< J r r-g. f ' -imber of Commerce: F. 

L. LIpman. WeHs Fargo Sevjo >> ; A. P. Ciannlnl. Bank 

of Ita'y: Jo^n Rothiff- > ■ • d A Co.; Ma* Schuckl, 

Schuchl A Company: > L. Jones A Co.: J. M. Tecs, 

Otto A Tcca; C. B 'ad A Hoag; Arnold Pollak: 

A. T Oe Forest. US » Co : C M. McCormIck, First 

National Bank: S. M v Cty Packing Co ; Htnry Stein. 

Stem A Company: P .waid, Paraffine Paint Co.; C. H. 

Bcntley, California P ; R C. Reid. Balfour Guthrie A 

Co.: J. M Botts, A <arine Paint Co.: H. T. Po«w«li. 

Standard Oil Co : Jc Crocker National Bank: Jas. J. 

Fagan, Crf^-^"- '-j* C k. Mcintosh. Bank of Cali- 

fornia: R. of Commerce: F. Dohrmann. Jr., 

Nathan-Do- " E Baen. Anglo London A Paris 

Nat. Bank ^ r-^-^v^rse. Chamber of Com- 

merce: M in A Co : Sidney M. 

Phillips. M Judson Manufacturing 

Co.: S I. Vern W. Lee. Judson 

Freight Fr ) P. A. Union Paclhc 

Sy«<<?m- V. 1 Co.: Phil Selig. Sclig 

E • ci vr : tr, -.ortn America: W. C. Chamber- 

-y Mfg Co : 0*0. A. Mattern, Oantner A 
S' J. 8. Havre A Co.: G. H. Carter. W. R. 

Grace A Co. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

The ((diowiiiir commiuiieation has heen received at 
Ihia department under dale of l>eeeml>er 'JHth. 

Please he advised that the Kreinh Mark (Jencral de 
Neirrier has Imi'ii definitely withdrawn fnun the 
hcrlh for Nantes owintr to present condition of war 
risk insurance which prevents the hookinir of a full 
carifo for France. She is now in the marki*t for a 
full carifo of liiirli-v for I' K. Continent. 



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Steamer .\i»rtlilan<l has heen chartered to carry 
luniher from (Jrays Ilarlior to Tayta hy .S. K. Slade 
Luniher Company. 

Amonf; the car^^o lirouKht to this port <»n the Fast 
Asiatic Company's Danish Motor Ship .lutlatidia 
from Kohr last week wer«' r>, <!.'>(» cases oil, i:{.42(i 
hags heans. lO.fHKl hags peas, 2,r):n sacks mustard 
aeed. 2,75t) haga rice and considerahle canned goods, 
provisions, etc. 

The January sailing in the CJrace Line for Halhoa, 
Chile and Peru will he taken hy the Steamer Caei<jue. 

The arrival and departure of ves.sels at Fnited 
Kin^'dom ports will n«»t he reported hy teh-tfraph. 

The foreign tonnage on the way and chartered at 
this port, amounts to 2n.'>.82.'{ tons as (>oinpared with 
l.'iO.cns tons the same date (Deeemher 2Hth) laat 
year. This does not iiuOudc steamers calling for ftiel. 

Steamer I)eRpat«'h arrived here last wc«'k from 
Portlaml with a ftdl cargo of potatoes and onions, 
the first shipment of its kind to arrive here hy water. 
Consisting of H'-W tons, of which there were fi.HoT 
sacks onions, ami .'».S.'»?» sacks potatoes, consigned to 
various commission concerns in this city. 

Toyo Kiaen Kaisha chartered Steamer Shimpo 
Maru. left Yokohama on Deeemher 24th for this <'ity : 
vi'ssel has ahoard 4,(MK) tons of gi'iicral cargo. 800 
tons of which will he discharge<l at nnii(»lulu, the 
rest of which will he dischjucfd Iktc. mtmI is con- 
signed to local consignees. 

The iii'w Motor Ship Seah<»rn, now luiilding at 
Sialtle, has heen ehartered to carry luiiil)cr cargo 
from Columhia Hivj-r to China at the rate of .t2r>.(K) 
per thousand hy the China Export and Import Ltun- 
i>er Company. Ocean Lumher Company have taken 
the S<'hooner William Nottingham under charter for 
250 shillings lumhcr from I'lieet Sound to Durlian 
and Di'lagoa Bay. 

Williams Dimoiid & < n. n.-tve notili<-d the .Marine 
Dept. that they have laid on the herth the new 
Steamer Panuco. for Havana and Cienfucgos (Cuhai 
January loading. She will get <pii«'k <leKpatch from 
San Francisco. This v«'ssc| has just heen completed 
at Seattle. 

Part of the cargo hrought here hy Steamer Lur 
line from Honolulu last week consisted of 1.270 tons 
molasses. 72.1. '{') hags sugar for the Crockett Hefinery, 
and r>.'i.ori7 cases canned pineapjilea, total cargo con- 
sisted of 7,668 tons. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



1917-AND WHAT THE CHAMBER WILL DO 



Maiia^iT Lynch atul his a.s.sistaiit recently iiiatle an exteiiKive eastern trip of investigatiun whicli in- 
eluded the InriLfer eaKtern centers and coniniercial organizations. As a result of tiiis trip the niodern ideas 
in ('handier of Coinineree work have l»een analyzed with a view l(»ward ri-rKJerinj; additional "servic" 
to tlip MiemherHJiip. 

There are a great many a<'tivities (often tcrnied '*stunts"i which have heen succcKsfuI in other 

dies, Imt wlii«h would not have he«'n so lu-re for various reasons. On the other hand it has heen the policy 

of the Chandler to interi'st tlu' nieinhership hy rt-iil work aeeoinplishi'd and not Ity superticial nieth(xls. 



CHARITIES AND SOLICITATIONS 

The Charity Endorsement work of the Chamber will be greatly 
enlarged during the coming year. The Information Bureau Is now 
equipped to furnish Information re fraudulent advertising schemes, 
soliciting, etc. 

A confidential exchange will be inaugurated In order to give 
information to all charities or interested persons as to relief and 
other aid being rendered to various parties, in order to prevent 
a duplication of charity, and to offset fraudulent Imposters. 

The Charities Endorsement Committee expects to meet with 
all the different charitable organizations of the city at an early 
date, with a view to systematizing the work being done in the 
city, more particularly at the present time of placing the 
accounting and reporting systems of the different charity organ- 
Itatlona on a uniform basis. The cooperation of members in 
the work of the Committee will be of great assistance, not only 
to the Committee, but also to the members generally In the 
effort to be made during the coming year of relieving a situa- 
tion that has become a burden to all, and cleaning out the 
fraudulent solicitors and their various schemes and to protect 
our members In their donations to charity, as well as the organ- 
izations that arc supposed to receive their donations. 

Mr. H. J. Maglnnlty, who Is widely known In San Francisco 
and has been connected with large fmanclal, Industrial and other 
enterprises, has been appointed Secretary of the Committee In 
active charge of this work. 

INDUSTRIAL WORK 

Or. B. M. Rastall has come west again at the request of the 
Industrial Program Committee. He will announce the result of 
the preliminary Industrial survey of the San Francisco Bay 
Region In a series of public lectures simultaneously with pub- 
licity articles In the daily press and other publications. 

Further plans relating to a more Intensive survey of the dis- 
trict will be announced later. 

SAN FRANCISCO WILL GO INLAND THIS YEAR 

As announced In the "Activities" of December 14th a series 
of excursions and special delegations have been planned to 



attend all of the more Important events In the State such a 
expositions, county fairs, etc. The large number of firms whic 
have already signed up for this work assures the success c 
what has proven to be a very popular undertaking. 

PLACEMENT BUREAU FOR EXECUTIVE POSITIONS 

As announced In the "Activities" of December 21st. the f)ri 
list of positions In connection with the Placement Bureau of th 
Chamber appears In this Issue. The many demands upon th 
office of the Chamber for service along this line has prompte 
the officers of the Chamber to Inaugurate this work. Its sue 
cess is already assured In addition to the fact that the Place 
mCnt Bureau will prove of additional service to the membershl| 

SONS OF MEMBERS DINNER 

At an early date a dinner will be held to which the member 
of the Chamber will be Invited to bring their sons. This Ide 
has worked out admirably in eastern centers with a view to 
ward Inculcating a spirit of good citizenship in the future bual 
ness men of the city. 

MEMBERSHIP WORK 

The Membership Committee has been particularly busy layln 
plans for maintaining, Interesting and Increasing membershl 
of the Chamber during the year. Seven field representative 
have been busily engaged for the past month In calling upo 
the membership with the result that the Chamber starts th 
new year without a delinquent member on the list. 

Over one hundred members have been added to the Chambe 
since the close of the campaign and elaborate plans are bein 
made to thoroughly canvass every line of business in the cit 
during the year. In addition thereto the field force will b 
used to call upon every member of the Chamber In order t 
secure Ideas and suggestions and bring the work of the organlza 
tion directly to the attention of the membership. The Chambe 
desires to make members and not subscribers out of It 
membership. 

Additional services now being prepared will be announced late 
In the "Activities." 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHABfBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

New Rule for Initiftl Placement of Can 

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PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qu«lih<.aiiuii» ol the pattict enumerated herevnth 
will prove inieretting to you. 



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"The above constitutes initial plarcinent. 

• on tin '■••i-n Hi't liiioif tlir 

' li and I" . r of tiim-H, nnd in 

now set for January 15th. before Cominissioner Love- 
land in San Francisco and for January 26th, in Los 
AngtlcH. 

It haa been ho|H*d on the part of the shippers in the 
state f • ooiilil l>f f. .1 without for- 

mal li- . ; „ would Huti>' . iiuvt the sit- 

'lUtion. eorreetinff whatever abuses actually exist, hut 
.it ha.n now l»«-vii d<-<'idcd by the rnilroadK to go on 
with the ht-aring In- tore the ('onuni.s!iion and Icuv.- fh.- 
question up to the Commission to decide. 

T ;ui. as wi'll as all comiiuTrial «)r- 

gai „:!'jut the state, will be represented, 

and will endeavor to present the facta to the Com- 
misnion in sik-Ii m iM.nuifr that a rnli* may be finally 
adopt>-d winch will \\<>rk no hardship on legitiinat)- 
bnsin<>sa, and at the same time give the carriers what 
they a- ■ d to. 

On • as produce, grain, hay. etc., jus 

well as on carload shipments billed to shipper's order, 
all of which r» ■ ".n before final disposition 

can be givi'u, f ..• some exception made .so 

aa to place no hartlship upon the eondtiet of legitimate 
busiiu'.is 



TRAFFIC SERVICE 


The Traffic Bureau librar\ 


is fin <>xt«>nNivo that 1 


..f tl..- I 


• • ' ■ r.... 


• d it . 


■ ■ ' i -I- lit 


.• of tl 


Ml the Inited 


>• • . , of th. • 


f are informed 


in.stantly as to rates and rout'-^ The Bureau is 


at T ,M.r ...rvifo. Why not make it r art of your 


a.s many in« fhants ]■... Tell the 


1 r ' traffic 


and transportation 


pro (1 in sol 


ving them. 



.1 > .1 1 c !i 1 1 1 a 1 1 
lor la»t (our 
...ai- iia«>iiiiK ■>.■ '■".•I. 1..1 iiinii .iii>i Ki..i<iy line muuM 
like |>o«i(iun a» iravrliiiK talrikiiian. 

im A iiiaii 45 ye.i- r an ex- 

r<inivr |Mi»iiion in a line, or 

taleftmsn — saliiry oi Jluu jji r munili and com- 

1U3. An expert machinist will ii mi in a tmall 

machine ahop in order to »ecure a i villi the firm. 

104. A man with teveral years experience aa chief ex- 

' ' ise in Wall Slrcei; ten year* 
six yeartk livestock raising and 

105. A position wanted a» executive in shipping or com- 
inrrcial line by a man having several years experience in 
this line 

106 Care oi r»tatc ur grncr^il real estate work wanted 
by a man familiar with this kind uf work Di-siratilc • mi- 
nections more essential than salary. 

1 «l l>> a mall 4<» 

: icnce —speak s and 

«;i:tv Tvti.ii i.iii^-u.iKM ••. r.xviiuut I cic-niiccs. A Valuable 

mail for forciKn trade drpartinrnt of import and export 

iiousc. 

lOR. Lady wants t<« write storiettes suitable for advertis- 

lets. Will lake entire charge of printtOK and 

. M1K same. 

UN. Salesman desires opening, experienced in fine art 
lines, paintings, furniture and Oriental art goods. 

110. Research and experimental chemist desires opening 
Graduate of University of California. 

Ill A m.Tn who has experience in consular service 

ahmail. .<' '• ntial secretary, correspondence, account- 

iii»^ and vants position handling correspondence 
and accoiiiitin^. 

112. .\ mrmhrr of the .Xmerican Institute of Mining 
•M executive position with producing or 
uy; has hatl 5 years experience in this 

" jrk. 

II4-W. College graduate, with knowleilgc of type- 
writing desires p<>>ition as executive secretary; a young 
woman of resource and ability, with a knowle«lge of f-'rench. 
'ierman and Spanish. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-113. Large corporation wants manager for club house 
in the bay region Mu»t h'v rvniitivr al>iliiv ami rx- 
pcricnce in welHarc work 

CABLE SERVICE NOTE 
The Wfstrrii i iiiori 'rdcjjnipli < oiii|iatiy aimounccR 
the following: 

•The Trans Atlaiilie i.r and weekend- 

letter serviri' has been . .Mes.sage» are ac- 

cepted subject to delay nmi at sender's risk. 

Japanese Service 

.Surnames «an !•<• us. <i as sivrnatiires in messages 
to Japanese points." 




A\] rn A IV Triors 



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



Vol. 4 





The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
EVERY THITRSDAY — .lAM'AIM lli... 1 '.» 1 7 



!^Co. 2 



DELEGATE 



A Badge of Honor 

II. riwitli is a cut of the badge deHifjiU'd f<»r dclcjfatrs to the National 

T~ l-'or<'ij;ii Tradr Convention in I'ittslmr^h this month. 

It is customary for «l<'l«'<;atfs to wear hadj^fs to various functions not 
only to distinjruish thcjn hut as a souvenir. This hadtrc lias hccn dcsifjuatcd 
a.s "A BAIXJK OF HONOR" because it signifies that the wearer has at 
, . J >i»nu' consideraltle sacritice of time made a trip across this continent to 

' ^ ittend a j-onvention for the jrood. not only of his own personal interests, not 

I inly in the inten'st of his l)elovod city hut for the j'ntire I'aeiHc Coast — a 
duty well done — symholizinjr a fijfht for peaceful conimeree as opposed to 
^ ^^ hloodslu'd aiul desolation, in after years this souvenir will remind the 

\ '^ mW comiufr generation that the wearer was oru* wh(» helped lay the foundation 

Si.m m.w f,,r I'acitic Coast supremacy in foreign trade on the Pacific. 

The hacktrround of Jdue sky with a settintr sun ty|>ities the future clear 
sky of contmer<*e with nothiiifr hetween the Pacific Coast and the ffreat future 
commerce of the (Orient hut the Pacific Ocean whose very luime siffnifies 
"peace." 

Tlie Fir Tree, the Fruit and the Grain are symholical of the leadin^' 
products of the great States of On-gon. Washington and California — lumher. 
fruit and grain. 

The designation '"racific' Coast Delegate" is intended to convey the fact 
that while San Francisco and her sister cities on the North and South may 
have local interests ami proMems peculiar to themselves yet when it comes to 
a ccnncn cai:se aflectirg the Pacific Coast as a whole they are a luiit and 
stand together as one. 

ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR ONE OF THESE BADGES? 

The Deadly Parallel 

1916 1915 Increase 

San Francisco $3,479,862,482 $2,692,688,939 $787,173,543 

Los Angeles 1,284.091.971 1.043.130.666 240.961.305 

Seattle 790.217.950 612.451.919 177,766.031 

Portland 649.775.141 554.451.753 95,323,388 

Oakland 223.044.093 181.695.197 41.348,896 

Sacramento 127.219.795 91.284.687 35.935.108 

Tacoma 116.810.915 98.668.248 18,142.667 

San Diego 112.043.265 91.234.968 20.808.297 

San Francisco's bank clearings in 1916. were $176,659,352 greater than the com- 
bined bank clearings of the next seven largest Pacific Coaist cities. 




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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN IM^ANCISCO CHAMIUCK 
OF COMMKRCK ACTIVITIES 

Bm^fftd m McondclAM matter Jar :<)IS. at the Pott 

Oflicc at S«n Francitcu. >, under 

(h« act of March j. la.-n. 

Siihifription Prire Fifty Cent* per Year 

Publuhrd weekljr by the 

b\N IKANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMFRCF:. 

Merrhantt Exchange Buildinit. 465 California St 

San F'ranri^ro 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



Cashier 
Charttiea 
Foreign Trade 
Grain Inapection 



DEPARTMENTS 

Industrial Marine 

Information Membership 

Law and Order Municipal Affairs 

Legislation Transportation 



ARE YOU A 'MUO?" 

The rxprwwion a "Miik" i** ii"*'tl by the faki- wilifi- 
tur to tlfNJiniatt' the Ki'ittleinHii who KtitiHcribrH to a 
book which is to rontain the Kul>Kcriber'K photograph 
ancl biotrruphy. Th«> book in known proffssionally 
as the '*.M "<." It •wlibiiii rcarhi's thr printer 

and thi» ^ ■.->' niont-y assists a f«'W inon* pro- 

foHHional Httli.-itoiH ab>nir life's rmitrh way. After a 
HUfTirient la|>se of time, a solii-itor is likely t<> eall on 
the stitmeriber ami explain that owint; to eireiiin- 
atanrm (the nolieitor will have plenty to use by way 
of explanation^ the printer's bill in unpaid, he would 
like a further donation to pay the printer and deliver 
the hook, but the pi>nr printer remains unpaid and 
the Holieitor ean deelare an extra dividend. These 
aoljeitors opornte ffen»«rally throui;h .some so called 
IV !i with a hi(;h Houndint; name. 

Sj , of one giviuf? you a eom|»Iet«* 

aeeount of their nn'tho<l«. 

Before V..M .. ..fno a "Mup" eall up the CIIAHI- 
TIKS KN KNT f'OMMITTKK HrHKAU OF 

INKOHMA I i« ' N. K«'arny 112. which will ^rive you 
a complete aeeount of their methods. 

TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

PoMtmAaior Chaa W Fay has notlflrd th« Chaml>«r of tha fol- 
lowtnc aklllna <latea and cloainc tlm«a of Trana-Pactflc Malta. 
b«a«d on th« latest Information fumlahed by at«amahlp companies 
Tb«7 ar« aub)«ct to dtaac* on notlc*. Papar mall for Hawaiian 
•ad PhUlpplna lalanile e loata on* hour aarilar than Una* stvan. 



Daatlnatlon 



Laava I DaU 



Orttlnary Mall 
Cloaca Ferry 



Rerlatered 

Mall rioa«a 

Kamr 



M.inoa 
Mo no ma 
Naw Zaaiaad •MiVvr\ 



CtUna-Japat 



ManlU. P I 
HawBii 



Ouam. M I 
Tahiti 



B*iH-l Jan f? I** ««!imJan 15 !« »«HmJsn 15 

8 F -T 

H K J 



The lit poi l^iinrteniwister. Kort MaHnn, California, 
will open bids at ll:(Hi A. .M. January IHth.. for sup 
idyinK IK.IMHI Ibii. of beana. 144 ^'ailona of syrup. 
'Jl.t»(H« lbs. of butter. '.\CA) of drieil eiirrantK. 240 eana 
of punipkiuN. !MNM) lbs. of nx'k aalt. 1.2<Nl cauh of 
Mpinach and W eaUK beef toniru<- 

The above named officer will upen bids at 1 1 :(H.) 
A. M.. .lanuary Hi, 1!H7, for siipplyin^ H.fiSH cans 
..f l-.ts and lit l(h<K» A. M.. February fi. 11H7. for 
Mipplyint; asbestoH. cement, oinxjiw index t-jn-ds. 
naiU. paint. Rtovepipe. etc. 



Above OfTicer will open bids at 10 A. M January 
l<'Uh. fur Nupplyintr 4,(MN) yds. of burlap, offiee-ehaim. 
filinir cabinets, artielrs of bardwan-. lumber etc. 

MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER INVITED 

The C*ommon wealth Club of California has invited 
tlw members of the (Miamber of Commerce to attend 
their luncheon iiieetintr Saturday. January liitli at 
the Palace Hotel, at which time li. K. .Miles. President 
Wisconsin State Hoard of Industrial Kducaticui, will 
speak on "Common Schools and Common Sense; the 
New Demand of Wape Karners, Industry and Citizen 
ship." The subject i« one in which our ortranization 
is interested and we trust that as many of our 
nu'iiibers as are able will be present, liiinebeon will 
be served at seventy-five cents per plate. 



•Thla r eaa»l d»p«rta from Vanooavvr, & C. 



ALASKA COAL LEASES 

Tlie « iiamlter ol ( 'oiiiiihti-c has Itecii iiitormed liy 
the Tniterl States Laiul Office that no leases of coal 
lands in the .Mataiuiska and Merino; Hiver lields of 
.Maska have yet been made under the Act of October 
2(». PIH {:\H Stat.. 741 1. The rejrulations under the 
Act were issued May S. 1016. and some eijrht appli- 
cations have been u|i to this time filed for lands in 
the above coal fields. Consideration is now beiiiK 
Ifiven to these applications and it is expcctc*! that 
the awanls will be made within a short time. 

The Land Commissioner states it is hardly |>robal»le 
that any minini; will be done under the leases before 
the oprnincr of spring. 

BIAIL IMITATING TELEGRAMS— UNMAILABLE 

The Solicitor for the Post OfTiei- Department has 
ruled that all envelopes in imitation of those used for 
teleprams are unmailable. 

In view of this broader ruling, all mail in any way 
imitating telegrams should be withheld from delivery 
and treated as unmailable. 

MANAGER LYNCH ADDRESSES NAVY LEAGUE 

Manager Hobert Newton Ljiich of the Chamber 
aecoini>anied by J, S. Willis of the Traffic Bureau 
and C. P. Cfinvcrse of the Foreign Trade Department 
atten<led a meeting of the Women's Navy League at 
the Fairmont Hotel, January 4th. .Mr. Lynch ad- 
dreH.sed the League and took for his suliject some of 
the acute trade probl«'"><- '"nfronting 'Ik T'aeific 
Coaat. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

SUIT FOR RESTRAINING ORDER 
Tilt' SkiimiT vV: IvMy rurporalioii tiltil upplicatioii 
in l*ortlan(l, Orfjron. for ft tomporary rostrainiiifr 
order to prov«'iit \ho inrron.si» in Wfsthound rates on 
iron and stool artiolos. Tin- application was suh- 
ojittod to tin- lourt of three jndpos at I'orthuid. 
Deeeniher 20th. The oo\irt denied the injunetion 
for several reasons hut. partly heeause of the-l'iiited 
States Supreme Court decision in the injuneti(»n suit 
of the cities of Saeraniento. Stockton. San Jose and 
Santa Clara, which was handed down l»y Justice 
Brandeis Dccemhcr 4, 1016, 

It has not hecn decided whether any ap|)cal from 
the decision of the lower court will be taken. In 
the nieHiitime. the increased rates went into effect 
December .'{Oth. 



Sacramento Valley Rates Postponed 
The California Railroad Commission rendered a 
decision in the so-called Sacramento Valley cla.ss 
rate eases November 4. lOUI. and ordered the South- 
ern Pacitie Com[)any to publish rates in conformity 
with the tindinj; of the Commission, on or before 
sixty days after November 4th. or January 4. 1017. 

The Southern Pacific Comi)any has filed a petition 
for rehearinp, and in the meantime, the Railroad 
Commission has extende«l the effective date of the 
order to February 4, 1017. The Commission's calen- 
dar does not show that the cases have yet been 
dockete<l for rehearing, but the extension of the 
effective date of the order probably indicates that 
further hearinp in the matter may be granted. In 
the meantime, the rates remain in statu quo. 



Long and Short Haul Clause 

At the time of the hearinf; in San Francisco on 
the reopened intermountain ca.ses it was reported that 
representatives of the so-called intermountain cities, 
such as Reno, Sp«»kane, Prescott, etc., held a meeting' 
at which they concluded to work for an absolute lon^r 
and short haul law as an amendment to the present 
lonp and short haul clause in the Fourth .Section of 
the Act to Repulate Commerce. 

Under the law as it stands, wherever the rail 
carriers petition the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion for authority to publish a lower rate to a more 
di.stant point than they at the same time publish to 
an int«'rmediate and less distant point, in order that 
the rail i-arriers may meet water or even rail com- 
petition which exists at the more distant point, the 
Commission in its discretion may permit su«*h viola- 
tion and must f)rescribe the extent to which the 
carriers may violate the loufj and short haul clause. 

At the reqtiest of the intermountain cities. Senator 
Poindexter of Washington has introduced a bill pro- 
vidint? for an absolute lonp and short haul clause, 
that is to say. a bill which will not permit any viola- 
tion or any less charge to a more distant point 
than is at the same time made to an intermediate 
and less distant point. If such a law should be 
enacted the entire freight rate situation in the 
United States would be affected and a general re- 
adjustment would become ne«'es.sary. 

It is ?i<)t L'ttii-rally known, but it is ;■ r-i.t that such 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



The success of this Bureau is assured. During the past 
week seven positions were secured by men who were put 
directly in touch with firms which otherwise would not have 
secured their services. 

The members of the Chamber of Commerce can make 
this work a decided success if they will use this column 
confidentially, and notify us of any positions which may be 
open. 

KK). fare oi cslalr. sfcnt.iryship, or rcil «statc di'imrt- 
iiu-nl of hank wanted by man Mi years of .T^e, expert on 
values, titli-s, loans and building operations. Can .ilso 
attend to all lenal work. Desirable connections more 
essential than salary. 

115. I'ormcr newspaper man, 15 years experience desires 
position as executive, handlinf? advertisinn; and correspond- 
ence. Salary not so important as apportunty for future 
advancement. 

116. Vounjf man thoroughly versed in rail and water 
lransi)ortation business, 14 years experience, wishes opening 
with export or shippinv; firm; also interested in foreign 
trade. 

117. High class salesman wishes to make connections 
with reliable firm. Hest of references as to honesty and 
inteffrity. Ape 26. Married, salary or commission. 

118. A man accustomed to meeting the public, ex- 
perienced in newspaper and publicity work wishes position 
as private or executive secretary. 

1I9-\V. Competent office manager and stenographer «le- 
sires position. Two and one-half years executive position 
with San Diego exposition. 

120. Sales M.Tnagcr. Pacific Coast territory; engineering 
supplies and metals: manufacturer's representative operating 
independently, desires permanent position as branch or 
district manager with large manufacturer developing Pacific 
Coast, llawiian and Oriental trade. 27 years experience as 
salesman and manager; age 48. Highest commercial and 
personal references. 

121. .\ sales manager with good general husimss ex- 
perience, possessing up to date ideas, anci ]>ractical knowl- 
edge gained fmm hard knocks desires good permanent 
position. 

122. Inventor of new photographic ideas wishes to enter 
into partnership arrangement with reliable busine«;s man. 
.Money invested is amply secured. Rest of references. 

a law would adversely iifTct the interior, and 
especially the preat Ohio, Mississippi and .Mi.ssouri 
river valleys in a much greater de^rree than it would 
affect either the Pacific or Atlantic se.iboards. 

Cnder normal shipping conditions, that is to .say, 
when ocean fjoinp shi|)s are not taken out of regular 
trade channels to meet the abnormal conditions now 
existing because of the Kuropcan war. ports on the 
Pacific Cfiast such as San Francisco and on the 
Atlantic Coast such as New York would not suffer 
as .serious injury as the territory above referred to in 
a readjustnwnt conforming to an absolute long and 
short hatil clause, because their freight could readily 
move by sea. Hut the interior cities such as Chicago, 
Detroit. Cleveland, St, Louis, Cincinnati. New 
Orleans. Omaha, Kansas City, and man.v others, 
wouhl find their trade greatl.v disttirbed if not de- 
stroyed by an absolute long and short haul law. 

In the Southeastern territory, such as Atlanta. 
Oeorgia. the Virginia cities. Carolina points, etc., the 
freight rates are made in violation of the bmg and 
short haul clause by reason of rail competition, and 
nearly all of the cities mentionecl have freight rates 
in violation of the Fourth Section by reason of 
either rail or water competition or both. 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMKRCE ACTIVITIFS 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

l» , . j« ntr'ritrj *. \r to Foreign Tr«tJ« 0«p«rtrnvnt of 
tK« C^ambar of Commcrca givmg number 



i 'iJ 



' * of providions •nd 

> firm withe* to correspond 
' •'■Mfic Coast Kmin 

to corrrnpontl with 
. <iod«. 

^ to correspond with 
iiiii><>itation of Dutch beer. 

■ '■- • «nd with 

] nf all 
!. ...11- 



FIRST ANNUAL TRADE MARKET OF HOLLAND 
The Foreiifn Trade Department i» advised tlio first 
annual Traiie Market of llollnnd \vill he iield in the 
eily of I'lreeht from Fehnmry 'Jtlth to March 10th. 
1917. Thia fair will be oonductod upon Boniewhat 
similar lines as the well known "L«ipri>r Fair." Iler 
Majesty Queen Wilhelminn is ratnaiess. Pamphlet 
d.'Heriptive of thia Fair may he had upon applieation. 

CABLE NOTE 
The Weatern I'nion Tejeffraph Company announees 
that the Pacific Cahle Board aihises that «»n account 
of refrulations preventing the puhliention of arrivals 
and de|tartnrf of nliips it is cHHential that names of 
ships ai;i*ntH he added as part of address on mcRsafrcs 
nddrcKsed to Hhi|)s in Australasia. 



PRELIMINARY INDUSTRIAL SURVEY 
Altout two hundnMl of the city's hiiainess rcprc- 
Hi-ntativej. gathered at a formal dinner in the Hall 
K«Nim of the St. Francis Hotel last Tuesday eveninp 
and lintened to an announcement hy I>r. U. M. 
n.iNfiill '.\!i.i conducted the survey. 

III. <liiiii. r was R^iven to the contrihutcirs to the 
Inilustrial Fund, who made thi> work possible, the 
membent of the Hoard of Direetors. Industrial Pro- 
irram Committee and tin* Indnxtrinl Affnirs Cnm- 
mittr were also present. 

Dr. Ra.stnll l»y means ot liuit- m siKt.s viry i..r<-.'- 
fully illustrnti-d the industrial situati«»n in San Fran- 
ciM4-o and the Hay Region. From the facta brought 
forth it is evident that San Franciscans do not 
rejilire th«^ n<tMf«I conditions existing here nor the 
•ir eity bears to the development of 

Dr. Hastall dejiven'il a puhlie illustrated leeture 
;•. 1 1... s;....ttiH|| Kite Atiditorium on Wednesday eve- 
same subject which Avtui verj* largely 
I ne facts (tresented at both meetings have 
• 1 an interest in this indu.strial work and 
r tf» tli ' the purposes and 

.iinbers il Survey. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

.lH|>aiieNc Steamer Tenyt) Maru. of the Toyo Kisen 
Kaisha. left Vokohaiim on Deeember •Utth for this 
port with over 5.(KH) tons of general cargo aboard, 
a part of which goes to cities and ports beycuid hen* 
by rail. 

Steamer Humboldt, of the Humboldt Steamship 
rompany, plying between S«'attle and Alaskan |M)rts. 
will'Hrrivi- here shortly to un<leri;o an annua! over- 
haulitig. This vessel has made it a practice to call 
here on«'e every year for an ov«'rhauling. 

Pacilie Mail Steamship Com|»a!iy's Steamer San 
.hum. arriving here laxt week from Mexican porta, 
brought treasjirc amounting to $irir».fi77. Among her 
cargo there were 3,4r»r) Imgs coffee; 4,025 bags sugar; 
HI lulls, hides, and ccuisiderablc amount of ores, limes. 
rubb«T. etc. 

Toiuuige ehartered and on the way t«) this port 
from Foreign |«»rts in<-luding Atlantic Range ports 
to date amounts to '^I'iJtlCt tons, the same time last year 
there were registered l.'il.TM!) tons: this does not 
include a large number of steamers bound here for 
fuel. 

The motorship fJeo. Washington arrived here on 
January 4th from Norfolk with •.•.2(K) tons coal con- 
signed to the r. S. rSovernment, This fine vessel is 
owned by the Norway-Pacific Line and will operate 
between this |)ort and St-aiidinavian ports in the 
future. After dis<'harging she will start loading her 
outwanl cargo. 

Tin- annual report of Secretary of Commerce shows 
that the Ami'rican merchant shipping registered for 
the foreign trade and enrolled or licensed for the 
coasting traile and fisheries on June .'JO. 1916, com- 
prised 2fi.444 vessels of 8.470.046 gross tons as com- 
pared with 7.HHn.r)18 tons in lUM. 7.028.688 tons in 
1014. and 8..380.420 tons in 101;'.. In these four years 
our tonimge lias doubled and was. rcspectivelv. 
1.027.776; 1.076.1.'>2; 1.871.r.4:{ an<l 2.10:{.2S6 ton's. 
During the fiscal year •'ndc<| .lunc .'{(». 1016 all 
American ship yards btiilt OIH merchant vessels of 
:i2r).414 gross tons compared with 1.157 vessels of 
22.5.122 gross tons for the previous year. 

REFERENDUM AFFECTING NATURAL 
RESOURCES 

A special committee upon .Natural Hcsotirces of the 
Chamber of Commerce of I'nitcd States has rccom- 
m«'n<led that there should be remedial legislation to 
permit cooperative agreements under federal sup<'r- 
visi<»n in those industries which involve primary 
natural resources on e<mdition that the agreements 
tend to conserve the resources, to lessen ac«"idents and 
to promote the public interest. This recommendation 
has been submitted to the constittient members of the 
Chamber throughout the country. If the referendum 
carries, it means that the intelligent business and 
economic sentiment of the country is prepared to 
ask Congress to enact legislation which, under strict 
fe<lcral supervision to protect the immediate public 
interest, will permit the producers of lumber, coal, 
oil and other commodities based on natural resoiirces. 
to enter into co-operative agreements for the produc- 
tion and distribution of those products which will 
insure the greati-st possible present utilization, and at 
the same time protect the stipply fc.r future use 



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Vol. 4 



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The Commercial, hinancial. Industrial and Governmental Xletropulis oj the Pacific Coast 
KVKKY TIIIIKSDAY — JAM AWY iSni. M» 1 7 





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Only Two Days Left 



On Sundny n<>xt. January 21.st, at 2.(H) V. M.. tlu- .sjxcial train bcarin^f dclc^atos to tho National 
Forcipn Trade Convention at PittshtirRh will leave San Francisco. At this Convention of the National 
Foreifjn Council, subjects vital to foreign trade will he considered, and to the extent that San Francisco 
is represented at this convention will depend the recognition that she will receive. San Francisco has 
great future foreign trade opportunities and no stone must be left unturned in tnaUing the best of them. 

This is not a "Junket." It is a convention of business men by business men and for business men. 
And while attendance may mean a sacrifice, it will be satisfaction in after years to know that a sacrifice 
was mad«'. 

Many are booked for this special train. There is room for more. And you who can arrange your 
affairs to combine business in the East with attendance at this convention in Pittsburgh, will be doing 
something real for San Francisco. 

It is hoped San Francisco business men will pause for ini instant in the rush and excitement of 
present afTairs and listen to the "still small voice" which bids them go, and not wait to hear that clarion 
voice which inevital)ly follows opportunities overlooked to shout "Too Late." 

After 10:00 o'clock Saturday, January 20th it will be "too late" 



U. S. CHAMBER MEETING 

San FVancisco will be well represented at the 
Annual Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of 
the I'nited States to be held the latter part of this 
month in Washington, I). C. The Moard of Directors 
have elected the following members to represent the 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce at this meeting; 
F. Dohrmann, Jr., John Hoth.schild, Louis Getz. 
Con.stant Meese. R. Carl Kddy, C. II. Bentley. A. P. 
(liannini, (apt. Hobert Dollar, A. T. De Forest and 
Robert Newton Lynch. 

The following alternate delegates were also elected : 
J. M. Hott.s, R. T. row.ll. S. .M. Ilaslett and W. II. 
French. 

The hoard of Directors also^ passed the vote of the 
Chamber in favor of the rpiesti«m submitted in 
Refj'rendum No. 7 on "Combination as related to 
Natural Resources." 

Al.so in favor of the (pjestion submitted in Referen- 
dum No. 18 "On a Proposal for Amendment of the 



Federal Constitution to rerniit the I'r-esident to Vet<» 
Sei)arate Items or Provisions in Api)ropriation Hills." 

On Referendum No. 10 "On the Report of the Rail- 
way Committee on the Prevention of Strikes and 
Lockouts" the Chamber voted in favor of amending 
or sup|)lementing existing laws so as to reipiire full 
public investigation to the merits of every dispute 
between railroad carriers of interstate commerce* and 
their employees, to be instituted and comiileted before 
any steps tending to the interruption of transporta- 
tion shall be attempted. 

The Chamber also voted in favor of the third sec- 
tion asking Ccmgress to estal)lish a permanent statis- 
tical division und»*r the Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission to study and compile statistics relating to wages 
and conditions of service u[»on railways, the records 
and services of this division to be immediately avail- 
able to Hoards of Investigation or Arbitration upon 
consideriner disputes between railways and their 
enJi)loyees. 



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SAN KWANCISCC) CHAMUKU 
OK COMMICKCK ACTIVITIES 

Kntcred «■ tccond cUm matter January 7. 1915. at the Pott 

Oflict at San Franctaco. California, under 

the act of March i. t879. 

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ARE YOU A "TAP?" 

Th** term "Tap" is uso<i hy tlw fake solicitor to 
di'Mi^rnato the Hubftcriber to the many schemes pre- 
sented by the faker. The solieitont have listH of 
poimible "taps", i^ivinir n rntini? to each "tap" that 
shows the amount he miKiit l>e "taf>ped" for. Methods 
of approaching "taps" are suggested, who to see 
in the "taps" office, who to avoid, what form of 
appeal to use and other detail. The lists are known 
profi-Hsionally as "Tapioca" lists, and are of great 
vain.' to thr fakes. The (MIAHITIKS KNDOHSK- 
MKNT COMMITTHK calls your attention to the use 
of its m'RKAU OF INFORMATION, Kearny 112 
which is at yotir service. Make u.se of the informa- 
tion and P'» "T tliP 'Tap" list. 



NEW DIRECTOR 

Orover Magnin of I. Magnin & Co., has been elected 

a memluT of tho Hoard of Diri'ctnrs of the Chamber. 

TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

fcHUniAntrr «ha» W hay ruta notlfled ihe Chamber of the fol- 
lewlnc luilinc datra and cloa nf timea of Trana-i'acinc Mall*. 
b*»pd '• ' — • '"'"rtnaJlon furnlahed bjr atpamnhlp compnnlea 

They ' hanire on notice. i*ap«r m^tll for Hnwallan 

and li . -..--Is cloaca on* hour earlier than lime (Iven 



t 

Destination 


Htcamer 


Lisava 


Date 


OrdlnjurMall 
rioa*a Frrry 


Refflatvrsd 

Mall CloMa 

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Chlna-Japat 

Manila. V \ 

Hawaii 

Ouara. M I 
Tahiti 







* This vessel departs from Vancoovrr. B. C. 

# This vcaael carrlas only mall for Honirkonc and NetherUnda 

Bast Indies. 



PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 
OF THE U. S. 

If ankt'd to name the principal manufactured prod- 
urts of the I'nitctl Stairs in value of pro<luct very 
few pco|>le would correctly do so. 

According to (tii> Maiiiifactiiring Census of 1014, 
slaughtering and nunt packini; b-d with a vnlin' of it« 
manufactured i 'ing to *l,r..'>l.«.M;.'»,(MH). 

This in over 2'^: n more than the com- 

bined values of the flour and grist mill [iroducts 
and bread ami other bakery products. 

The following arc the first ten manufactures of the 
eountry, as shown by the Census of 1914 : 



Slaughtering and meat packing 

Ftiiiiulry and machine shop products 

Iron and steel (steel worka and rolling 

mills) 

Flour and grist mill products 
Lumber and timlier |>ro<lii(ts 
Cotton goods (including laee^ 
Cars an<l general shop eiiuipment 
Automobiles 



*i,6r)i.nfir..()oo 

986,450,000 

9i8.r)r.r).ooo 

877.f>«0.000 
7ir),fM2.(KK» 
«;s!l,77(i.(HK) 
r. 14.041.000 
r>o:{.2:?o.(K)0 

r»()i.7<;o.(KX) 
4nr..i)Of.,ooo 



Hoots and shoes 

Printing and publishint; 

Slanirhtering and meat packing is likewise the 
primipal manufacture of the San Francisco nn'tro- 
politan district although it ranks second in the City 
of San Francisco where the printing and pul)lishing 
industry is first with a value of tnnnufactured prod- 
ucts * 15,0:11 .000. Printing and publishing rani s fifth 
in California and takes loth i)lnee in the innniifacture 
of the country. As might be expected, the chief 
rnaniifaetiiring industry of California is canning and 
preserving with a value of $()l.iri.'{.000, while the 
petroluem industry ranks second with a value of 
products of !ft55.528,fM)0. Foundry and machine shop 
products are second in the C S., 6th for California. 
3d in San Francisco, and 4th in the San Franci.sco 
metropolitan district showing that this industry in 
the district tends to centre in San Francisco. Lumber 
and timber products rank 5th in the V. S.. .'hi in 
California, 6th in San Francisco metropolitan district, 
and are a valiialde industry in San Francisco, the value 
of their products here being $4,470,000. 



NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW 

Much inttri.st is Imjiij; cvuicrd tliroughout the 
State, especially the orange growing sections in the 
7th National Orange Show which takes place at San 
Hernardino, February 20th to 28th. 

This yearly celebration in the great citrus section 
of the State has far outgrown its first local asftect 
and while last year 120,(M)0 people visited the show, 
preparations are being made for 200.(MK) this year. 

Splendid installation features are being prepared 
by exhibitors and the high standard set last year 
will, unr|uestionably, be surpassed at the coming show. 

KfTorts which give every appearance for a success- 
ful outcome, are being put forward to send a special 
train, or in any event a large delegation from the ^ 
bay section, into the Southland. 

The Chamber of Commerce is actrx'cly cooperating 
with the California Development Board in this under- 
taking. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

\ Furnishing Cars at Carrier's Convenience 

Till' TrafTif liurcau ha.s Im-iij siK-cfssfiil hift»r<' tin' 
Intcrstatt' ('oinincrce ('otiiinis.sion in iiiaintaiiiin^ the 
riplit (»f sliip|)t'rs to onjoy the so-ralli'tl "two for ono" 
and "follow lot" rul«'s of the tarifT as ap|)li(>(l to the 
low sea-ooinpetitive ratfs applyinf; via the (^nlf rout<'s 
on asplialtuin, bi'ans, barley, canned goods, dried 
frjiit and wine. 

The carriers had proposed to withdraw from these 
rates the aftplication of Hides Ct and 7 as set forth 
in the cristhound eonunodity tariff. Rule H pr«»vitli's 
in siihst.iiic.' that when a earrier is iuial»le to furnish 
a car of the size or capacity or«lered hy the shipptr 
it sluill furnish two cars or such e(|uipinent as ntay 
be necessary to contain the load which could have 
been loaded in the car of the dimensions and capacity 
ordered, and that the carload rate shall apply on the 
entire shipment, the first car bcinp loaded to full 
capacity. 

Rule 7 provides in substance that a shi|)pcr may 
oflTcr a earrier for transi)ortation goods in an amount 
greater than the minimum wci^rht prescribed in the 
tariflf under which the commodity is to move, and 
that the comnu)dity so offered shall be transported 
at the carload rate, provide<l the (irst car furnished 
i.s loa(b*d to full capacity, the balance being carried 
as a follow lot. 

These fJulf rates carry 8().(X10 \hs. minimum, and if 
the apf>lieations of Rules H and 7 were removed from 
^ the 4()-cent rates the shippers would not be able to 
" enjoy these rates unless the carriers could or should 
• furnish cars capable of carrying 80.000 lbs. If the 
shipper could not obtain a car capable of carrying 
80.000 Il)s. he would have to pay the higher rate 
applying upon a lower minimum, notwithstanding he 
was re.iily to ship 80,000 |))s. or more of these com- 
modities. 

The carriers contended that they cotdd not be cer- 
tain of obtaining more than the out-of-pocket cost on 
the 40-cent rates unless all of the cars wer<> loaded 
to the full capacity of the minimum of 80,000 lb.s. 

The Chamber contended that the "two for one" 
and the "follow lot" rules were in general applica- 
tion in the United States and met with the require- 
Tiients of rea.sonablene.ss in rates and the practices 
imposed upon the carriers by the Interstate Com- 
merce Act. and contended that if a carrier publishes 
.1 rate with a certain minimum attached thereto the car- 
rier «hotd«l be prepared to furnish e(|uipment to carry 
'hat minimum at that rate, and if the carrier has 
not a car of sufficient size to carry the minimum 
which he him.self has imposed he should be required 
to furnish two cars or a sufficient number of ears 
to carry the minimum. 

The Commission has ju.st decided the case in favor 
of the shippers and has refused to allow the carriers 
to cancel the application of the "two for one" and 
"follow lot" niles when applying to these CJuIf rates. 
The decision is written by Commis-sioner MeChord. 
P and in the course of the decision the following 
language is used : 

"Follow lot and two lor one rules are of general appli- 
cation in the west and in connection wjih transcontinental 
traffic from the west to the east Both kinds of rules arc 
desirable, and once established can be abrogated only for 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



IJ.l. .\l;»ii i»f liberal education and cuininercial experience 
would like to make connections with thorounhly reliable 
tirtn. cither as sales manager or in an executive way. 
.Married, age 35. Best of references furnished as to 
aiiility and character. 

124. Corporation secretary desires position. Has good 
e.xtcutive ahility, enjoys large circle of acquaintances. Is 
niarried and has good steady habits, speaks Spanish. Is 
a gtiod organizer; will act as conndcntial man to capitalist 
or corporation. 

125. Young man, 26 years old. desires posjii ju as chief 
clerk or private secretary. Three years experience as 
chief clerk local office large company with offices through- 
out the United .States. Proficient in stenography and 
office details. 

126. A young married man, having several years ex- 
perience in the steamship business, with a wide acquaintance 
among the large business houses of .San Francisco would 
like to make connections with a steamship company or an 
importing and exporting house. 

127. Office executive, sales manager, systematizer and 
efficiency engineer with over 20 years cxi)erieiice. II years 
in San Francisco, married and well recuinminded, wants 
position with a going concern requiring the services of a 
well trained man who is capable of training others to be- 
come efficient employees. 

128. A man thoroughly famili.ir with trade conditions 
necessary for the successful introduction of American goods 
in the l-'ar F.ast, desires position as Asiatic manager for 
-American manufacturer, or combination of tirms. Has had 
15 years selling experience in the Orient. 

129. Credit man and office manager of good business 
al)ility and judgment and high grade experience with large 
eastern corjwration for the past 14 years in San Francisco 
and other coast territory, wishes to become connected with 
a California corporation or firm of good standing. Local 
bank and commercial references, as well as from former 
connection. Age 39. 

130- \V. A capable office woman wants charge of an 
office, handling correspondence, meeting the public. Is 
also an expert stenographer. 2 years with Exposition Com- 
pany, had entire charge of an exhibit at the Exposition, 
for a large eastern company. Has done some advertising 
and publicity work. Best of references furnished. 

13I-VV. Young woman of executive ability desires posi- 
tion with large corporation. Expert bookkeeper with 
several years experience along the lines of canning and 
packing house interests, insurance, real estate and other 
lines. Familiar with foreign and domestic codes, invoicing, 
pay rolls, etc. Best references,' 

132. A competent reliable man wants charge of lawyer's 
office---capable of drawing up pleadings and briefs, as well 
as taking charge of books and accounts. .Mso interested in 
municipal research work, compiling statistics, etc. Can 
furnish best of references. 

133. Expert accountant wishes to take charge of building 
contractor or architect's office. Best of references as to 
character and ability. 

exceptional reasons The justification offered for the can- 
cellation in issue might suffice if the facts promised were 
established. But they are not established, as there is no 
proof that the rates in issue are not remunerative either 
liecause of the rules or for any other reas^on. 

"The carriers' right to fjirther load trailer cars when the 
follow lot rule is applir.l would seem to afford ample pro- 
tection -^.'-.i.-t the movement of partly loaded cars. It is 
true. .1 cnts maintain, that the exercise of the 

right n' ^ additional switching, which adds to the 

cost of operation, but the cars that would otherwise be 
used would also have to be switched to and from the 
point of loading." 



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FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 



> Ou 41 ' • 



(crcatrj *- (» to » oceign Trjd* Dvparlr 
f^t Ctambcr of Cemmrrc* giving number 



.», wool. 
ru , aiMi 1.1 . ..rrc.p..ti,j MJih cx- 

I (or thor*. Irathrr (or »hoc tops, 

136Sl Manila f Philippine l»land>) irrnllrman, wi«>iF« to 
< ' " ■ 'inr 

' .U» 

I16&. Tainirian (China) firm wiahea (o correspond with 

• -» ind soy bean c»il, 

ti ». cow hide and 

r ••• ' <nd 

II CIS 

<' tnr|.-ii ni.i rdicincs 

a; ^ of mai i goods. 

wiMtl .tr.d «:ottuit uudcr«car. ItKht good^ ut all sorts. 
Matches. 

1367. K u) firm wi«hrs to correspond with im- 

pi^rtcrs o( «ulphaie of alumina, sulphate of copper, 

ite of uun, »ulphur and other natural products. 

: S. S.in Francisco (Cal.) firm wishes to correspond 
w - interested in the importation of Japanese sar- 

di il with a view of establishing a market in this 

country. 

1369. Yok.hania ( T.TKan I firtn wishes to corrcspon<l with 
importers canned crab, provisions, 
groceries, miboo ware, lacquer ware, 
tin ware. porcrUtii. t'aiKy tuys, etc. 

1370. Rart'Diiii (Inili.il t'lriTi wivtif* t.. ,-r vrr. »i>,iT)d with 

importers 'ds, oil 

cakes, lin»< ind nut 

oils. 

1371. SinaT^'a ( Mrsico> party wishes to correspon*! with 
importers of dried and fresh bananas, t«>matocs and beans 

ANNUAL MEETING 
Thr aiiiniJii iii<-«-titi^ nl tin- Assoi'iatru » iiaminT ot 
rommt'rri' of the I'arific Coast will In* \u'U\ in tin* 
.\^ Hooni, 2-{7 .Mt'rrhnnts Kxphantr<' Iliiilding. 

S.A .?fintiary 2oth. This inet'tint; will ho 

attt'iiilid Mt«'s from tho vnriotis ronstitiitonts 

of thr CI,. f Commrn'c (Miinprisint; tlio Assooi- 

ated ChamlM'r of Commerce, anri inattors of pt'iioral 
imp«rtnnr«» of the Pacific Coast will ho ponsiilorod 
and arti'd upon. A. C. Dierirx, J. R. Ilanify and 
Robert Nrwton Lynch, Vioc-Prosidont and Manajfor 
of the ChafnliiT. arc the dolojratos of the San Fnni- 
cisco Chamb'T <»f Comrnrrco to this mootiiip. 



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BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The Depot Qiiart'-rmaster. Fort Mason. California, 
will open bids H» ihi A. M.. January 2?Mh, for supply 
leather hcitini;, hosr. miscellaneous hardware, enprine 
111 <1 other oiU, paints and varnishes, block 

ti- 
ls 11 :(H) A. M. February 
1 . and mi^rc'llanoous sub- 

sistcnei* stores. Full intormation aiui blanks ui>on 
appli«--'''"ii 



A BEAR ON HIS HANDS 
N»*wt T/^wi«». of r,iineom«". • >rftron. wants to sell a 
ri want oneT If so, write Newt. Il<*>. 

or i —the l>ear. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

linportatioiiN from the Hawaiian Islands for the 
viar 1!»H» Wore vory larife as shown by the followiiiK 
tijfuns Sutrnr S.4;».'i.:{4M batfs; vnfCvr *J.'».ti:{.') baifM; 
hiiles ' lU; bananas bchs; rice .11,r>02 

bajfw; tiblK. inolaKM ■ 'T? (-s. fr«sli piiic- 

applcH and .i.loHjUG ca. canned pineapplcR. 

The Marine Drpartinent of the Chamber iuis beon 
notified by W. K. (;rae<' & Co. that tluir sttel steamer 
Colusa will bf plaei-d on the berth for KoIm- and 
Manila, leaving out from this port on Foltruary 17th. 

The new Steamer Pantieo lately completed on I*U(ret 
SoimmI has boon ehart«'re<l by Williams, Dimoiul & Co. 
to rarry freight from Soattle and San Franeiseo for 
llavaiui, Sanlia(;o and CiiMifue^os. She will steam 
from this port the last half of the present month. 

The .Japanese Freight Steamer Shinifm Maru arrived 
at Honolulu on the 8th, bound to San Franeiseo with 
full Oriental cargo consitrned to the Toyo Kissen 
Kaisha. Part earjro to bo diKchar^fod at tin- Islands. 
This ixtra froi^fhtor will |oa<l «)utward «arjr(» here for 
Yokohama and Kobo, leaving .lanuary 2r)th. 

Steamer (Jraee Dollar has been purchased by the 
Paeifie Steamship Company and her name chan(;ed 
to that of Admiral Wainwripht. Vessel will continue 
in the coast trade of the Admiral Lino of vessels. 

Southern Pacific Company has placed an «'mbar(;o 
on Sunset fiulf freiffht t<» jro into ofTect .lanuary lUh. 
inidni(;ht. 

French Hark General do Neprier, previously an- 
nounced to load barley at this port, has boon chartere<l 
by Strauss & Company to loa<l as follows to I'nite*! 
Kin^rdoni F. (). 1')') shillings. Ipswich or London lOd 
Hhillin{i^. 

Total codfish catch for the year ended amounted 
to 2.27H.OO(). For the year 1915 it amounted to 
2.M07.(i(»o. 

WIDE INTEREST IN INDUSTRY 
Dr. B. M. Hastall who recently made a preliminary 
industrial survey of San Francisco and the Bay 
roffions ad<lressed the Board of Supervisors last Mon- 
<lay on' certain phases of invostipation and addressed 
the Ad. Chib at their weekly luncheon on Wednesday. 
Uv will address the San Franeiseo Lalxir Cotincil 
tomorrow, Friday nif?ht. The wide spread interest 
which the Chamber's Industrial Survey has awakened, 
promises well for the co(»peralion of the various 
interest of the city in the work. 



IMPROVEMENT OF CRESCENT CITY BAY 
rin-ri- N\ill Im- introtliii-i-tl m tin- .State Lr^'islaturo, 
during; the present session a "Senate .I(»int Resolu- 
tion.** providing for the improvj-ment of Crescent 
(*ity Bay as recommended by the Board of Engineers 
for Rivers and Harbors of the Cnited States. The 
Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of 
('ommeree. at its meeting on .lanuary fUh, pas.sed 
a resolution favoring the pa.s.sape (jf the "Senate 
•loint Resolution." The proposed improvement would 
be a great incentive to the construction of a railroad 
from northern Oregon through northern California, * 
thereby mal ing it possible to move vast (|uantities 
of timber, millions of tons of copper and other ores 
and large rpiantitios of agricultural, horticultural and 
other products. 




A\] ri\\\]nic^n 



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

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The CHARITIES KNDORSEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COM- 
MERCE calls your attention to the above reproduction of its new form of "Notice to Solicitors." The "Notice" 
should be posted in a conspicuous place in your office. 

A solicitors "Application Blank" form, also reproduced above, is used in connection with the "Notice." The 
solicitor should be requested to fill out the "Application Blank ' which is self-explantory. After this is done the form 
should be sent to the CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE for a report. 

A "Solicitors Approval Card" issued by the CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE should be presented 
by the solictor when applying for a contribution. 

Members arc requested to make application for the forms to the CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE. 
Your co-operation is sought by the committee in its endeavor to wipe out the APPALLING AMOUNT OF FRAUD- 
ULENT SOLICITATION IH THE CITY. The committee believes that the use of these forms will make it 
impossible for the frauds to operate. 

The CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Telephone Kearny 
112, will be glad to give you any further information with regard to the forms, and places the service of its bureau a* 
your disposal. 



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SAN FI^ANCISCO CHAMIUCK 
OK COMMICKCIC ACriVri IKS 

Knivred «s accond-cJAtt matter January 7. 1915. at the Poat 

OSic* at S«n Pranciaco. California, under 

ih« act of March 3. 1879. 

Sub»criplion Price Fifty Cent* per Year 

Published weekly by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CH.AMHER OF COMMERCE. 

Merchants Exchanee f ' 465 California St. 

San 



AN INFANT INDUSTRY-ENCOURAGE IT. 

M 'lufn.-turi'H I'tu.su.H of r.H4 

of wonipn'R clothini; in 

.ijiial iiivcKtril atnoiiiitinf; to 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



DEPARTMENTS 
Cjif'.irr Industrial Marine 

( InforiTi.:tif)n Membership 

i 1 radc Law and Order Municipal Affairs 

Grain Inspection Legislation Transportation 



YOUR LETTERHEADS 

• ' <\ that ninny 

IrtI' it«' tlio i»lnc«» 

of I - in .<an brHiiriwo. 

Tl. '" sti. .1 and number, or room nnm- 

Wm of oflTii'i' I or pout ofTioe box, ih tlw 

f friMjuiiii .1- ..iv and mistreatmont of mail. 

' iidentM iLsinir siu-h letter lieadK as a ^uide, 

ii'iti .-ly "Snn Franfisfo, Cnl." 

l! MS. mail Ko indi>tiniti>ly ad- 

-• the I 

wi'll n« . i 

with the name ami Inrntion «»t tirms a<!dress«'cl. liut 
if till- ri -Mil.ir T'.iiluny .^Inil SrrviiT elerk. Post OfTie*' 
or letter enrriiT he ahflrnt. the 
-.ii.-.iii.ii. 111,1 > luii into error. Mo.st of the troul)Ies 
of this ofTiee arisr when Htihstitutes are on duty in 
place of re((tdar I'lnployees who are nnavoidahly 
ahaent. 

If carr3' ■ -"^es they 

are to their 

These facts shotihl l>e horm- in mind whi-n ordiTs 
are placed with print inf; concerns for Iftter lien«ls. 
The street and number, or ro<»ms in ofTire buildinfr. 
or post otTier box shonbl br itlrltided in thf copy.'" 

TRANS PACinC MAILS 

Piwtinaatvr ChAS W Kay haii no'!«»-«1 th» fhsmb^r of th« fol- 

lovinc ■■lllns djum ar..l rl . ^ .. Mall*. 

baaed on lh« Ulcut inf'rm.iTi mlea 

Th«7 ar» subjact to clmnKe ■ *-«llan 

and Phlllpplna Itlanilt cloaca on« hour earlier thnn tim« (ivao. 



Tlie lllited Mat. . 
showed r>.'{ ma nil' 
San Franciaco, \\u<^ 
#6r>.*».<HM); cmployini; (J'.M wajfr larnerH; ami with an 



annual pi < 
ificnljoti ! 
|. 

the business has 
of the Chamber 



Dvatlnatlon glramor l.«av» 


t>.i(« 


Ordln-nry Mull ,'^ • 
('loam Kfrrr 


AMtralla <>« 
»ar« 

•Viirnm 
Cliln«-Jap«n " " -•■ 

M*nlU. P 1 
Rawalt 

Ouam. M- L. I.' (;.in 
^^hift iMoeina 


•* r . 
8. F. 
8. F. 
8 F. 
8 F. 




.... 12 
6 



* ThU veaaci departs frocn Vaii 



valuiil at tl.T'J.'i.CKHi. This eliiss- 
thi' manufaetun* of <*l'>ak<4, suits, 
•<, wash dressrs. shirt iin<ler- 

•«. rte. Sinee that <« i > tak»n 

iiiati-rinlly inen*Hsi-d and the (ilea 
of ( oiiimeree now ahow »»r» auch 
factories employ in^r about 1,500 workers during the 
Imisv geasona. 

The manufacture of cloaks, auita and dresses is 
••arrieil on more extensively in San Franeiseo than is 
generally known. It is slowly but steadily inereasin^. 
New York is the center of tin- rjoak and suit in- 
dustry for this country and loeal iiiamifa<'turers 
••Jaiiii it is tlifTieult to overcome tin* prejudices of • 
the San Franciseo buy<'r8 who for years have visited 
that center where they have been able to ehoose from 
hundreds of models showint; the advanee styleti, de- 
pending on the home manufacturer for "fill-ina" 
during the season nr when Inlior strife in N<'W York 
has made it next to impo.ssib|e to secure his stock. 
This latter condition has been met with frefiuently 
during the past few years and the local iiiamifaeturer 
has (irotiteil aeeordingly. 

In the cotton and wash dress goods branch of tlie 
business tliere is a great difTereiiee of opinion among 
the manufacturers as to the reasons why more of 
their goods are not seen in the* San Francisco stores. 
Nearly all claim that it is due to the prejudice of 
the buyers, and they complain that advanee orders 
an> given the eastern mamifaeturers in their line 
while they must be content with seasonal orders, thus 
giving them a very short but bu.sy season. This is 
being oven'ome to some exti'iit and each year sales 
to local hou.ses are inerea,sing. It is estimated that 
about 20 per cent of this cla.ss of goods are sold in 
San Francisco, the balance being sold in this and 
adjacent states. The cotton and wash dress goods 
made in San Francisco at the present time amount 
to about $ri()0.000 per year, exclusive of the Chinese 
made goods. 

The cloak and suit braneh appears to be more 
prns[)erous, though here, too. a difTerence of opinion 

i-ts among the inanufncturers. They insist that 
juality and style being equal the product of the San 
Franci.sco workshop is cheaper. On the other hand 
the dealers say that New York prices are cheaper, 
and point out that it is logical that this should be 
80; for there the Kuropean models are copied and 
there, too many styles are originated and. being the 
center of the industry, where luiyers ofune from all 
over the country, the volume of manufaeture lowers 
the price. 

This braneh of the industry is increasing. Tin- 
large department stores and shops are buying loeally 
made coats, cloaks and suits; and finding them satis- 
factory. Some of our manufacturers copy New York 
,ii '1 l'.!ri> Tiodels and are suecessfully selling them 
. • rn made goods, though it has-been cx-\ 
tn inely dilTieult to .seeure advanee orders. In some 
of the shops devoted exclusively to eloaks and suits, 
;t 5(1 per cent of the stock is made in San Fran- 
1 . and these dealers will tell you, the manufac- 
( Continued on Paire 17.) 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

TRIBUNALS OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RATES 
ll.ariiius on t raiis.-(tiitiii.ntiil rntfs. it may In- sni»l. 
are Hrst lu-Ul lu'fore the Traiis.-oiititu'iital Fn-itrlit 
Hurenu at C'luoaffo. After tliis the Interstate Com 
meroe Commission may lu»hl hearing's and the matters 
mav tinally find their way into the eourts. It is a 
rnl'e of ffeneral api>lieation in American affairs that 
•Kverv man is entith'd t«) his day in court." and. 
witli certain restrictions, this rule applies in h.'arin^'s 
before the Interstate Commerce Commission and thr 

eourts. 

In till' ease of the Transeontin«ntal Freijrht Hiinaii. 
however, it often, if not usually. ha|)pens that the 
shipping' public becomes aware of matters pendmn 
before this tribunal after its decision is rendered and 
not before. It is apparent, of course, that this 
Bureau of the western carriers cannot undertake to 
jliseuss matters that come before it with all of the 
shippers and receivers of freight that may be atTected 
by ehanpes in the tariffs, whether they be matters 
of rates, rules, ^;roupin^'s or the like. It is a matter 
of conjrratulation, how.-ver. that the Transcontinental 
Kreipht lUireau is showing a disposition to eoiisult tin- 
Traffic Bureau of the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, with a view to determining the attitude 
and needs of the shipping public upon such proposed 
ehanpes in tariff provisions. 

The Traffic Bureau has endeavored to respond 
promptly to the inquiries of the Transcontinental 
Freight Bureau. Members of the Chamber interested 
in the subject matter of the iiwiniry are communicated 
with and their opinions upon the proposed changes 
are collated and forwarded at once to Chicago. 

The carriers' tribunal realizes that the Traffic 
Bureau of the Chamber endeavors at all times to 
represent the interests of this community, based not 
upon undue preferences or advantages, but upon 
justice to all concerned, and futhennore. that it is 
in immediate relationship with the members of the 
Chamber. 

turcr to the contrary, that the price is a shade 
higher but that the goods are better made. They 
explain this by the total absence of sweat-shop con- 
ditions in San Francisco. A visit through the local 
works shops is an education in itself. They are 
light, airy and .sanitary in every particular. 

As is to be expected in a seasonal occupation where 
very little advance buying is done, many idle machines 
will be found. It is unfortunate that this is so. 
However, it is a condition which will not obtain for 
long. The industry is in its infancy in San Francisco. 
More and more America is looking to herself for 
tho.se things which heretofore she had secured from 
Kurope. and American desiirners of women's wear 
have made rapid strides during the past few years. 
Population on the Pacific Coast is increasing wrtnder- 
fully. Her cities will grow accordingly. San Fran- 
cisco will be a center for the manufacture of women's 
garments. San Francisco styles will be copied. Work- 
ing conditions here are ideal. No San Francisco made 
goods will ever bo turned out of a "sweat shop." 
The in«liistry is here and th<»ugh it has had its "lean 
years." it is bound to grow. A campaign of education 
on the part of the manufacturers will hasten that 
irrowth. ENCOURAGE IT 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The quahfjcations of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



134. l.xpcrt accouiilant, >y!.tciuaiu«r. cttuimt in cost sys 
tiiiLS. foreign exchannc codes. shippinK. etc. 14 years ex- 
perience as general sales manager for large import and 
export house in New York. .Speaks German and Sandin- 
avian languages. Highest references, moderate salary. 

135. \ steady, n hai)lc young man 30 years of age. wishes 
jM.Miion as manager or executive in a commercial line. 
Il;i- liad experience in such work in Holland, the hast 
Indict and the Unilid States. References local and foreign. 

136. Thorough business man. highest references, years 
.11 ixpirience. wisiies to becimie ass.»ciated with some hnn 
or corporation that can make use of his services in execu- 
tive department. Can fill position as accountant or sales 
manager. 

137. Manager, man with 10 years experience as executive 
d.sires position as ofTicc manager where efficient application 
will develop into permanent connection which is desired 
more than salary 43 years of age; married. 

138. Kxperienced sales manager, traveler and ofTicc man- 
ager familiar with export trade, at present di.sengaged. 
ilesires situation, city, country or foreign. 

139. A man 40 years old. 30 years experience manufactur- 
ing, exporting and importing sausage casings and allied 
products who lost Kuropcan connection account present war. 
desires permanent connection with manufacturing, import- 
ing or exporting house. Will go anywhere. 

140. A reliable man 42 years of age. married, wishes 
position with some mercantile firm, as executive or Pacific 
Coast representative for eastern firm. Has had experience 
in China. Japan. Philippines and Australia, as well as the 
United States. Is thoroughly familiar with accounting, 
insurance and shipping. 

141. Young man of thirty-five, 15 active, intensive and 
successful years in sales department, now employed as 
Coast Manager desires to change. Highest references east 
or west; has general busiiuss training an<l can produce 
results in any line. 

142. A man who has had practical experience in handling 
audits and credits, thoroughly familiar with Pacific 

territory and some foreign, wants to connect with 
San 1-rancisco firm. IJest of references. 
A thoroughly competent credit manager desires to 
iiuiht connections with a bank or jobbing house. Has 
had more than ten years local experience and can furnish 
best of references. 

144. A highly competent man 29 years old desires posi- 
tion where he will have entire charge of accounting de- 
partment, correspondence and clerical work. Married, a 
high class ofTicc man. Can furnish best of references, both 
local and eastern. 

145. .\ man possessing a knowledge of Russian and 
Knglish languages, well educated, acquainted with the Far 
Fast and Manchuria, cx-cmploye of Custom House in Port 
Vladivostock seeks a position. 

146. A higii class bank executive, knowledge of French 
and German, accustomed to handling employes, 17 years 
experience, in London, Caiiatla and San Francisco wishes 
position with banking corporation. 38 years of age, married. 
Can furnish best of references from former employers. 



sales. 
Coast 
some 
143. 
maki 



POSITIONS OPEN 

A-147-W. I'^ngiiueriiig I'lrm has on opening f<»r young 
woman not over twenty-eight years of age to take charge 
of ofTice. Must he goofl typist, have executive ability and 
more than average iiUiIIiKence. 

A-148. .Xutxmohile accessory store wants two first class 
salesmen on commission basis. Only experienced auto parts 
salesmen need apply. 

A-149. F.xperienced man, auditor and bookkeeper wanted 
for responsible position; must be under bond. 



IH 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If /Ow «'• lnl«r«al»d ovrii* to Foreign Tr«d* 0«p«rtm«nt of 
|K« C>iaml>«r of ComiTt*rc« giving number 



\y. 



P' 



t^ait) '*tshc» tu rcprctcnt ex- 
and iy>«wriier ribbon*. Would 

parly wuhr* lo corrmpond 
;o Ik- turd in Ihc inakiiiK nf 

party withr* to correspond with 

lo corrr»pnnd with iin- 
!d (urni»hing«. furniiiirc, 

y.x'ish (•• o«irmpond with 
(I raw materiaU 



HONOLULU ANNOUNCEMENT 
Th«' MaMHiutii i'ri<iiiiitii>ii ('ominitt(M> nnnuiiiici-s that 
thr territory t»f lluwaii i« not to he olasHi'd at* a 
"araaonahlo r«*Mirt" ns tlio olimate ik thp Mine all 
the year aniiind. They ntate that heeaiwe aecom- 
modation i-annot be dpfinitely iriiarniiteed at the Heach 
Hotel in Ilnnoldlu diiriiiu' the ('arnival xcnson. frfiiii 
Kehnuirj' 1*»th to 24tli. that the inipresHion has (^rown 
that all ti an- filled. They wish to correct 

thin imprr^ i annonn<'e that there is no neeeKsity 

for intending pa.<werjppn« to cancel hookin(;K. They 
atate, however, tliat as the advanced hookiiigj* are 
very heavy from March to .lune. it in desirahle that 
intending paKKcnpcrs make early reservations. 



PROPOSED EXPOSITION 

It is propoHfii ti. iTiat' 111 Sfiii I'VaiiriMMi. with the 
help of Fn-mh iiirrclmntM and iiiHniifacturcrs. a hurcaii 
and a (M-rmancnt exposition of French manufactured 
produrtM. somethinf; similar to the Merchants and Man- 
iifaetiirerR Kxdianjfe of New York. This project is 
in a formative state at present. Any information on 
the subject can be secured from Miss L. Le Breton, 
at the <'onsulnfe <«enernle of France. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The Depot (^uarti-rma.ster. Fort .Ma.son. San Fran 
riaco, will open sealed proposals at 11:00 a. m. Feb- 
ru«r>' 8th. i;>17. for supplyinjr canned salmon, baking; 
powder. roaste«l coffee, tlour. butter, flavoring ex 
tracts, canned vejretables and other articles of sub- 
sistence stores. 



The Depot (^uart«Tiiiaster at Kl Ph.ho and Browns- 
ville, Texas, and the Department l^uartermaster at 
Fort Sam Houston. Texas, will receive pro|)osals until 
2K)0 I*. M. Febniary 10th.. for furnishinfr lumber, 
hardware and other biiibiini; material recpiired for can- 
tonment buildinirs. Blanks for the above can be secure<| 
at the Marine Department of the San Franeisi-o Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

The above named officer will open bids at 10 A. M.. 
Fehnmry 2l8t. for supplyinfr miscellaneous articles of 
hardware, paint, paper, etc. 



The V ' 

Comnr 

til 11:IH> A. M 

box car> r>f fJO. 



.\(rent of the Alaskan Knifineering 
Wnshinffton. will receive bids un- 
ary .'ith. for supplyinfr fourteen 
• apacity each. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

.MalM<ui Line Steamer .MatMonia arriving; here on 
•tanunry 1 7th from the Islands had alioard (i,74:{ tons 
of yi'iieral car^o; sonic of the principal items con- 
sistiil of 2,2HM ak. copra. 7.G77 eases canned pine- 
apples. G.'>0 tons molasscH, 84,78.'i bags sugar, and 
considerable rice, coffee, baniuiaa, etc. 

The Ship .lohn Kna now due at Coinox, B. C. will 
load a full ejirt'o *»f eoaj for San Fran«isco. for the 
Bolph ConI ' I <'onipany. This big sailing 

vcHsel will . "IIS of c«»al. 

Steamer Santa .Maria owned by the Fnion Oil Com- 
pany .was sold last week to Sun Dil Company. Terms 
private. 

Tlie Fore Hiver Shipbuilding; Cor. of t^uincy. M 
launched the Steamer tlulia Luckeiibacii last ni<>i'! 
the second of a fleet of five large oil burning 
fn*ighters it is building for the Luckcnbacli Line, 
of San Francisco and New York. This vessel is 4r>r» 
feet long and has a carrying ca|»a«*ity for 10.(HH» tons 
of freight. 

The Willamette Iron & Steel Works. Portland. Ore. 
and file N'orlliwest Steel C<»mpany j<»intly will build 
f<»r PtMler Kleppc of Bergen. Norway, a fourth steamer 
to be known as the Hallgrini. 

Captain John K. McCulloch. a well known San 
Franeis«-o Bar Pilot, passed away last week. Captain 
.MeCidbtcli was for many years in command of differ- 
ent vessels plying between here and the Hawaiian 
Islands. The last twenty years l»eing attached to the 
Pilot Association of this jxirt. 

New Steamer Florence Olson built at Coos Bay for 
Oliver .1. Olson Company, arrived here last week, 
and after having engines installed will ply in the 
coast trade carrying lumber. 

The Pacitic Mail S. S. Co. "s Kcuatlor will leave 
here on February Pith for Japan. China and Manila. 

Steamer Shna Yak which went ashore on Pfiffers 
Point last year and afterwards floated and purchased 
by Sudden ^ Christcnson left this port on .lanuary 
l.*^th bound to ( I rays llarhor. unde.r tin- hou.se flag 
of S. Si C. and her name changed to that of Chas. 
Christcnson. This steamer will ply in the coast trade 
as lifrelofiire for lier new owners. 

HOME AGAIN 

The "PETS'* Children of Calif<»rnia will hold a 
"Birth-place Return" show, February 2Mr«l and 24th, 
1917 in the Civic Auditorium. 

The Children's Pet show movement <»riginated in 
San Francisco, first show having been held in the 
old Mechanics Pavilion in April. UMJ;'). Next year 
came the fire and the birth-place and home were 
destroyed. The movement waa not destined to die 
howj'vcr. nor even to remain local, but on the con- 
trary has expanded until it is now established and 
recognized not only in the rnitcd States, but in other 
lands. Hamlin *s .Menagerie Magazine published in 
I^ondon. England in its i.ssue of November, in review- 
ing the Pet Show at the P. P. 1. E. in V. S. A. and 
elsewhere can appreciate its wonderful popularity, its 
scope and significence. Potent, dominant and appeal- 
ing are its claims. Its fields are bread and ready for 
the reaping, for are not its attributes ethical, humani- 
tarian, educational and economical." 



\\] rri\\]ric^r\ 



CHAMBER O F COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 






)ol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the Pacific Coast 
EVERY THUKSDAY — FI.IJWl AK^ 1st. 1017 



^O. 5 



SONS OF MEMBERS DINNER 

You and your sons are invited to attend a Sons of Members Dinner to be held in the San Francisco 
Commercial Club. Wednesday evening, February 21st, 1917 at 6:30 p. m. 

Every member of the Chamber who is the father of a son old enough to walk is urged to attend 
this dinner meeting and bring his son or sons with him. Some of the notable examples of fathers and 
their sons prominent in the commercial life of the city will be present in person. In some cases three 
generations will be represented. 

President Koster will address the meeting and briefly outline the necessity of educating the present 
generation to the duties of citizenship into which they will enter when they become of age. 

You will also be entertained by a few selected speakers who have not yet attained their majority 
but who have won distinction as speakers of ability and who can ably bring home to those present the 
viewpoint of the members-to-be. 

A moving picture will be shown depicting the awakening of the average school youth to the realities 
of life after he had evidently been submerged in the realms of baseball. 

The whole meeting is intended as an object lesson to both the father and the son. In case you do 
not happen to be the father of a son you are not debarred from attending. 



Please send 
for "Sons of 
1917—6:30 p. 

Check herew 

Name 


me 




tickets 


at $1.25 each 
February 21, 

of $ 


Members 
m. 

ith in the 


Dinner," 
amount 


^ Address 


Firm 




Member 


Chamber 


of Commerce. 



UNEMPLOYMENT 
10. r. Ro.st'Mtlial. a ('liiiaj;<> uiittr. sociologist ami 
[)ropa>randi.st will address a meeting in the Italian 
Mall Koom at the St. Francis Hotel at 2::J0 o'clock 
Friday. Fcl)ruary 2nd, and will present the result 
of years of research work on the national proldem 
of unemployment. Mr. Rosenthal will si>eak under 
tln' auspices of the Advi.sory Hoard of the liiited 
States Kmploymcnt Service wlii<'h Hoard is cooperat- 
ing' with the Fnited States Department of Lahor in 
rfrncdial measures ap[»lied to this proMcni. AM 
interested should atti-rul this niet-tiut:. 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMHi:^ 
OF COMMKRCK ACTIVI 1 IKS 

Bnttrcd u Mcond claw matter January 7, 1915. at the Poat 

Office at San Francitco. Californi*. undar 

the act of March 3. 18^9 

Sobftcriplion Price Fifty Centi per Year 

Publithed weekly by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 

Mcrchanta E«chanr« Building 465 California St. 

San Francitco. 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



THE NAVAL BASE 

Til.' < iiHinl.. r iiiiH I". 11 a.UiH..! I.y tli«« Coininimtion 
«>n Navy YnnU niul Naval StntioiiH that the Com- 
iiiijiHioii ha>« forwartl.Ml to \Va»»hinKton n pn«liminnr>* 
rr|M»rt on iIm iiiv.HtiK'ation in San FraiuMH.ti Hay 
aiul at Man- Islaii.l ami PuK't Sunml Navy Yards 
ri'lativo to thr iHtaliliNhimiit t»f an a«l»liti«»nal Navy 
YanI on thr Vur\i\r CoaM. It in In-lirvrd that this 
a.'ti«»n on tin* part of th«' ('omnuKKion will nHult in 
the inatt«T Iwing ifivcn conaiihTation hy ronirniw 
<lurinp thf pn-m-nt iiPSKion. 



Caahier 
Chantiet 
Foreign Trade 
Grain Inipection 



DEPARTMENTS 

Induttrial Marine 

Information Memberthip 

Law and Order Municipal Affairs 

Legislation Transportation 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 
Much intrniit w Iwinu ahown by th«- nu'mhors (»f tho 
("■ in thi' new MyKtom adopted by tho (Miaritica 

i: , nt t'onunitt*'*' an<l many calln have been 

ma.l. l4»r tho now H«.li.it«»rs oanls and api>li<ation 
blanks whioh aro boinif distribntotl by th«- oonnnittoo. 
Th.s.- applioation blanks an- tillod out by thf 
soli.itors roqupstinjf oharity oontributions and aro 
thon «ont to the Charities Kndorsement Committee 
for invostiiration. 



AMERICAN EXPRESS OFFICIALS HERE 
The f«»llowin>r officials of th.- Am.ri.an i:x|.r.<i«. 
Company hav.- re«ontly boon in San Kranoisoo and 
are now' in the southern part of the State on a trip 
of inspeetion; O. C. Taylor. President: H. K. Hrook.s. 
Vioe rn'sident, in charge of finaneial matters: D. S. 
Klliott. Viee-PreHident. in eharRo of tralTio. all from 
Nrw York; .1 A. 1). Viekers. Viee rresi«lent and 
i;,.,„.rnl ' " : Harrv (Joe. ftonoral Man- 

„^,..r of , -nt. New York: S. D Mal- 

eolm. ManaK.r A.iv.rtisinir Department. New ^ ork 
niid S M Wliitt.jl. Matinir.r Salt Lak.- City 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 



COMMERCIAL SECRETARIES MEET 
The California Aaaoeiation of Commerpial St'ore- 
taries held its annual eonvention at Saeramento. Janu- 
ary 24th to 2fith. At the sessions there were dis- 
euRMod many subjeets vital to pommereial orKanixa- 
tion work. The address of weleome was delivered by 
Honorable Hiram W. .lohnson. fi()vernor of California, 
and was respcuubd to by Walter H. Nau'le. of tho 
Santa Hosa Chamber of Conimon!0 and Soerotary- 
Treasurer of the Assoeiation. Other apoakers were 
Warren Manley of the San Franeiaoo Chamber of 
Commoree. Thomas H. Heed. Hobert (>. Honnell. Kd- 
ward T. Tnf/ an«l Professor W. Clarke. Robert 
Newton Lyneh. Viee Presid.iit and Manajfor of the 
San Franeiseo Chamb.-r prepan-d a paper entitled 
"Forward aspeets of Chamber of Commoree work." 
Mr. Lvneh is attending the National Foreijrn Trade 
Conforenee. at Pitt.sburffh. and his pap^r was pre- 
sented to the eonvention 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The l)<p(tt (^iiarterinastcr. Fort Mason. California, 
will open bids at 11 :(H> a. m. February i:Uh for sup- 
plying l20.f>fK) lbs. of beans. 

The same officer will open bida at 11 :0() a. m. Feb- 
ruary 2(»th for supplying IYMkOOO b<.xis of safety 
matehes. 



Poatniaat«r Ch*. W Fay h*. notified th, C:»'*"'»>«.'- °J, »»'• '<?^ 

Zr^^JT- ■'hip companle* 

5?»*^ '»" 1 for Hawaiian 



The Departin.nt f^iiartermaxter. Fori Sam lloiiMon, 
Texas, will open bids February U». 1M17. for supply- 
iff eedar posts to be tisod as sui)ports for buildings. 
Said posts to be treated with creosote or other pro- 
servativo materials. Information can be secur.<l from 
the Depot Quartermaster. Fort Maaon. California. 



DMtlnatloa 



StaaiBW 






AMtrmna {•NUia»ni 

CM»a-Japa» * 

s 

I 
Manila. PI 

Hawaii 



U' 



Ouam. M t 



TaMtl 



10 SAam 



2.30pn. 
».00an^ 
1ft ^ftan 



Hhrrman 
Moan* 



la. r. 



• Thia ▼««wl departs from Van<»uv«r. B. C. 



SUPPLIES FOR ALASKA 

The Chamber <»f Commoree is advised that an 
agent of the Alaska Railway Commission ia en route 
from Fairbanks to Seattle upon the business of pur- 
chasing a large amount (»f general supplies and hard- 
ware for which the Purchasing Department of the 
Alaska P^ngineering Commission at Seattle will ad- 
v.rtiso for bids at Seattle or P«.rtland. 

San Franeiaeo merchants who desire to bid upon 
these rofjuiremcnts should got in touch with the Pur- 
chasing Department J»f the Commission at Seattle. 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

UTAH GRAIN AND FLOUR RATES 
^ At pn'si'Mt writinj; thf Hiirt'iiii hiis rt'i-civcd iiiforinn- 

tion that tli** (MHuiilHiiit of tlic I 'tali aixl htalio inilltTN. 
s«'«'kiiitf to al)olisli tlu' prrst-nt iliffm'iitial l>»'tw<M'ii 
thr rat«'s on wheat ami tlour to California ami Nevada 
points, has \u'vu passed upon hy the Interstjite Coin- 
tiieree ( 'oniiiiision and has resulted in lowering; the 
difTiTential from !.'» eents to ft cents per humlred 
pounds. 

The tlour millers of Ctah and Idaho also eomplained 
that the prevailing freijjht rates on flour and wheat 
products from Itah and Idaho to San Franeiseo. San 
Jose, Stockton and other northern California and 
Nevadji points were too hi^rh. The Commission has 
found that the complaint was sustained in this re- 
spect and has issued nn order, according to the dis- 
patches, reipiirin^ the railroads to establish, not lat<*r 
than April Kith next, rates that shall not «'Xceed hy 
more than ') cents per 100 Ihs. the present rates on 
wlieat. 

The difTcrcntial generally prevailing to northern 
< alifornin points has heen If) cents per ewt., while 
the difTcrcntial to southern California points has in 
many cases Iteen hut 5 cents. rndoul)tedly the Com- 
mission has consi(lcred that the difTerentinl to all 
points in California should be the same and not 
vrrcater than ."» cents per cwt. 

Tlu' I'tah and Idalu) millers contended that the 
rates on wheat and flour should be the same. There- 
fore, to the extent that the difTcrcntial is allowed by 
the Commi.ssion. the eomplaiiuints failed in their 
^ case, 'i'hc prowcrs of wheat and ^'^ain in I'tah and 
Idaho resisted the complaint of the millers on the 
(rround that they desired to sell their product to the 
California millers, because the presence of California 
buyers in I'tah and Idaho wheat markets was an 
advanta(;e to them in keeping up the price of the raw 
material. It is probable that the farmers in this terri- 
tory will find their fears justified and that California 
millers will draw their supplies of prain more largely 
frouj other supply points from now on. The difTcrcntial 
between Kansas wheat and flour moving to Cali- 
fornia points is now 7 cents i)cr 10(» lbs. 

The Santa Fe has advi.sed the TrafTic Bureau of a 
number of important changes in transcontinental 
rates, both eastboun<l and westbound. Many of the 
changes represent reductions — a very few represent 
inerea.ses. Some of the reductions arc on a|)pli<*ation 
of the members of the Chamber •»f Commerce through 
the TrafTic Bureau. 

Notably — «'ocoanut oil. eastbound from California 
terminals, refining in transit privilege has been ac- 
••ordcd, as well as reduction in rates ea.st of Chicago; 
Argols. wpsthoiind, reduced from $1.00 to 80 cents. 

The rates will be published in due eourst-. and 
fTeetive date will probably be from the l.'ith of 
Manh to April 1, 1917. 

The changes announced are the outcome of ap|)lica- 
tions which have been under consideration for several 
months and were aeted upon by the trafTic exeetitives 
of the various transcontinental lines at the meeting 
held in Chicago last week. 

Th«' TrafTic Btireau has a complete list of the 
changes and will supply copies of the same on 

reiinest. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualificaMons of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



150. i%x|>o9i(i(Mi ofTiciul wIki nianuK<^'>l several oi most 
•successful P. P. I. E. Departments, at liberty after January 
31. 1917, desires responsible position where executive 
ability, enterprise and systematic industry aflfords oppor- 
tunity fur deniunstratiun and establishment of perinaneni 
hicrative connection (leneral business experience and 
extensively traveled at hon>e and abroad. Especially valu- 
able as confidential man for capitalist having lar^fe and 
varied interests. 

151. A yount; man (30) of good personality and address, 
with about ten years ofTice experience — also some experience 
as city salesman- -<lcsires to ^et in touch with a pro- 
gressive, urowiuK concern where there is ;i good future 
for a man of ability, ambition and cncrKy. Is an efficient 
stcni>Kr*pher and ui-11 i(|i!i]iiir(l fur a ((i>siii<m as iirivale 
secretary. 

152. A man >>i f.\cciiti\c al>ility aii<l oiiniiu-sary tsinri- 
ence, thoroughly familiar with handling of supplies and 
c«|uipment in larne (|uantities, haviiiK a knowledKe of 
prices, <iualities, etc . <lesir(s a position with a larj^e con- 
tracting or other linn requiriuK .such services. 

153. An auditor and bookkeeper havint; 12 years experi- 
ence in larjje real estate corporation can devote his services 
from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at reasonable compensation. Can 
nivc bond or A. I references. 

154. Younjf man with university and law school educa- 
tion ficsires opportunity in cither the lefjal or commercial 
tlcld. 

155. .\n experienced, competent, all around business man 
desires to become connected with proj^ressive. commercial 
house in San I-'rancisco. Specifications are organization, 
supervision and detail. French. KuRlish and German lin- 
(juist, various capacities in large companies from depart- 
ments to first in charRC. ThorouKhly accustomed to meet- 
ing people. 

156. Married man 12 years experience as railroad con- 
struction engineer and 5 years manager of division oflFice, 
competent accountant, would like to make connection with 
company or individual desiring first-class capable man. 

157-W. Young woman expert bookkeeper, familiar with 
all income and statistical statements, eight years in last 
I)osition, desires position where she will have entire charge 
of ofTice. Excellent references. 



POSITIONS OPEN 
A-158. Young man wanted in (iciural Merchandise store 
in country. Must understand selling and handling groceries 
and fJther items generally -cpM in .i lomitrv «tiir<. Good 
rhatu e for the right man 

BRIDGE AT DUMBARTON POINT 

The report of the Municipal AfTairs Committee, 
recommending that the Chamber use every efTort to 
have a vehicidar bridge constructed across San Fran- 
eiseo Hay near Humbarton Point, to form a connec- 
tion between San .Mateo and .Mameda counties, luis 
been approved by the Board of Din-ctors. The ap- 
pointment of a Special Committee to cooperate with 
similar committees from other organizations to work 
toujinl tli.'it .ml li.is Ii.i II authorized. 



BAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COBfMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If y«« ar* ini*r«at*4 writ* to Forwlgfi Trad* 0«p«rtm«nt of 
tK« Ci«a>«b«r of Cofn*i««rc« giwinQ number 



I' ^ ric. in (he 

ir the market 

( articles. Detailed iniurmation. rciercnces, etc 



IJTt. Amalerdam (Holland) 

— .., I ^..1. ,.)..». I- - 



■) wiahet to cor- 

•- »■ ''!iit» 

H ita 

III. . . ullc 

theae article* on the Holland market 

1379. NVjneantii (NVw /Traland) firm wi^h to corrrspmui 
with exporter* of OrcK">n pinr lumber 

1380. S.> lirm wiah to correspond with 
exporlrra >ri roain. analine dye«. aalam- 
mnniac. «a«) idm kuAp. kpKca. tartaric acid, tin. iron, wire 
and wire naila. 

1381. Parta (France) party wi»hea to correspond with 
exporters of wliiir ami red beans, leniil*, •.ulii pra« Wishes 
quotation* 



NEW FOREIGN OFFICE 

The Anu>ririi-IIolliiii(i Trndin^ ARsooiation which is 
incorporat«»d tiiuior Ilollnnd laws for the purpose of 
pnirafrin^ in jftTirrnl ifiiport atid export trade has 
many established airmeies in Kiiropean eountries. The 
e< inlly interestetl at this time in the 

»s i eoast trade in American prcMluet.s 

in thf Ka.xt Indian mnrki>t and Dciprocnlly to find 
a market in America for Kast Indian productM. For 
this reason the company will establish branches on 
the Pacific Coast — one in Sun I'raniMseo and the 
other presumably in Seattle. 

The directors of the Assoc lation art- Mr. F. D. 
Cochius and Mr. F. O. A. Van der Sanden. Mr. 
(Whins bns bad twenty-three years' experience in 
Holland Kast Indies as manajjer an<l Senior Partner 
of larjr*' commercial firms, and held position as 
Consul for France and a»lviser of Banking and Mint 
Systems to the Ilolland Government. 

Mr. Van der Sanden brings to the Association a 
larfTc acquaintance of Ilolland and the European 
markets. 



FOREIGN TRADE CONFERENCE 

The Annual Foreiijn Trade Conference at Pittsburg 
which has just come to an end was a notable one. 
There were 130.') delegates present. San Francisco 
had the largest representation present, and important 
papers presented by our delegates. A report was 
f- - • 1 at closing session of the Council which was 
f il by a general committee representing all 

lines of industry. This report advan«-ed the opinion 
that the future of American foreign trade will depend 
upon the legalization of cooperation in export sales, 
the formulation of a sound shipping policy and the 
creation of machinery for a flexible tariff. 

It is conceded that the next meeting place of the 
Council in 1918, will be in San Francisco. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

Standard Oil Compatiys Tank Steamer D. G. 
S<Mitield jiteamed from this port last week with ll.(X)0 ( 
tons of fuel oil aboard to be delivered in the Orient. 

Hark .Star of Lapland, one of the Alaska Packer* 
Association fleet of vessels, left port in tow .Tanuary 
22nd for Comox, where vessel will load ri.(KH) tona 
of coal, Minie to be placed aboard company's veaaela 
upon her return. 

Steamer Aitee was sold last week to the Oriental 
Navigation ' iv by the Pacific Mail S. S. (Vun- 

paiiy for - The Hark Heluga. formerly a 

whaliti- r of same name, was purehasnl by 

W. O. > 11 of New Jersey for )|s27,r»(K>: vessel to 

be delivered upon her arrival at this port. 

Hritish Hark Lord Templetown owned by Ks.hcn 
& Minor of this port, has been chartered to load case 
oil at Port Arthur, Tex. for Australia by the Texas 
Oil Company at the rate of $1.:J0 per ci\^- Thin 
Vessel is capable of carrying 80,000 cases. 

Mare Island officers «*stimate it will cost more than 
♦l.'i.(HM> to overhaul the revenue cutters Hear and 
McCulloch and put them in shape for next seasons 
work. It is expected the new Coast fJuard Cutter 
Algonquin, will be outfitted here this summer for a 
cruise to Alaskan waters. The revenue cutter at 
present is at Baltimore. 

Steamer Ililonian was sold last week by Mntson 
Navigation Company presumably to northern parties, 
pri«'e paid said to lie !f4.'»(».fMK» and has been chartered 
to load a barley eargo at this port for Scandinavia. 
Hate private by E. C. Ilorst. 

Panama Kailroad Company reports that seven 
vessels passed through Panama Canal on .lanuary 
12th with maximum draught of 22 ft. and that ob- 
structions have been removed, so that all vessels 
which have been tejiu'orarily held up will pass 
through. 

British Steamer Turrttt ( i(»wn will leave tin- Canal 
Zone next month for Alaska. This vessel will be 
loaded with a full cargo of railroad material, such 
as steam shovels, flat cars. loc<miotiv«s, etc., all 
of which will be used in the building of the Ooveni- 
ment Railroad in Alaska. 

The Nor. Steamer Talabot, built by the I'nion Ir«»n 
Wfirks had lu'r trial trip outside the heads on .lanuary 
2f>th, which proved most successful. The vessel has 
been chartered for twelve months to engage in neutral 
trade. 

GOVERNMENT MEDIATION 
At a special iii.t twig of tin- linaid of Directors of 
the San Francisco Cliamber of Commerce held .Janu- 
ary 2'>th. 1017, it was resolved to approve the (lovern- 
ment Mediation Act now before Congress and tele- 
grams were sent to the California Representatives 
notifying them of this action and urging them to 
support the measure. The United States Chamber of 
Commerce will be asked to urge the support of the 
measure in Congress. 



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

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Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Covernmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
KVEKV Till KSDAV — I'lIHHlAH^ Htii. 1«17 



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LUNCHEON TO ALFRED REEVES 

San Francisco's Opportunity To Secure Automobile Show. 



The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will give 
a Luncheon on next Wednesday, February 14th, at 
12:15 p. m.. in the Ballroom of the St. Francis Hotel, 
to Alfred Reeves, Manager of the National Automobile 
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Reeves is in San Fran- 
cisco for the purpose of opening the coming Automo- 
bile Show. 

The National Automobile Association sanctions two 
annual automobile shows, viz: in New York and 
Chicago. It is hoped that a third show will be held 
annually and that San Francisco will be selected as 
the best place to hold it. The Chamber of Commerce 
is endeavoring to convince Mr. Reeves and the auto- 
mobile community that this is the proper place and 
much of our success along these lines of endeavor will 
depend upon the attendance at the luncheon. 



Please send me tickets at $1.00 each 

for Luncheon to Alfred Reeves. February 14, 1917, 
—12:15 p. m. 

Check herewith in the amount of $. 


Name 






Address 






Firm 







THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION 

Tliis If'jfi.shitivf stssinn loinjiiiM s dn- of the mo.st 
n'pr«'s«'iitativr« bodies of men hvcu at the State Capitol 
in many years. • 

Whilf till' (Min.stitution providing' for the bifurcatfjl 

.si'ssiuii limits tln' first sfssinii to tliirtv il.-ivs tlnTi- is 



iiothiiij; t<t prcvrnt a shorter .st-ssion. therefore tlie 
le^i.slature "speedcd-up" and crowded the first session 
into fifteen lejrislntivp days in whieh were introduced 
'24.")" bills, resolutions and amendments as compared 
to nearly 'MHH) for the same period in the first session 
of 101;"). wlii( li extended over the full thirty days. This 
shorter session was ajjreed upon owing to the fact that 
it is penerally expected (Jovernor Johnson will resign 
the latter part of Fel)ruary and the legislature desired 
to be in session at the time in ord«'r to wish him God- 
speed to his new post in the United State Senate. 

The licpislativc Tiureau of the Chamber of Com- 
merce transferred its activities to the State Capital at 
the begin?iing of the session and established head- 
ijuarters in the Hotel Saerainentn. Several bills of 
eoiistruetive nature were introdur-ed l)y the Chamber, 
among which may l)e mentioned the l)ill asking for a 
coinnii.ssion to revise the cor|»<)ration laws of the State 
and a Constitutional Amendment limiting the liability 
of stockholders. A l»ill fixing a minimum fine of .^lOO 
for i)ersons convicted of conducting a lottery, an anti- 
lioycott bill pr<thil»iting what is known as a src(»ndary 
boycott, and a I'liblie I'tilities Mediation bill re.|uiring 
an investigation and mediation on the part of a boanl 
lii'fore any lockout or strike occurs in any publi<' 
utility. Jn addition to tins a numlM-r of bills were 
introduced by several guilds of the Chamber for which 
the aid of tlu' Chamber of Comniercc and afTiliated 
bodies has been asked. An amendment limiting the 
liability of stockholders and the bill calling for a com- 
mission to revise the corporation laws of the state ware 
introdiieed for the Chamlter by Assemblyman N. J. 
I'rendergast of the 27th District of tliis eity. The bill 
imposing a minimum fine on persons convicted of con- 

I r'nnt ii iK'il iiii iiak'c 2f> ) 



POSTPONEMENT — SONS OF MEMBERS DINNER 

In fixing the date for the Sons of Members Dinner for Wednesday evening, February 21st, the fact 
was overlooked that this day marked the beginning of the Lenten Season, and for that reason the dinner 
has been postponed until a date to be announced later. 



24 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN FI^ANCISCO CIlAXinKK 
OF COMMICKCIC AdlVri IKS 

Botvrtd M — ronit Him nMtcr January 7. 191S. at ihe Poet 

Office M Baa PrancUco. California, under 

tlM Mt of March 3. 1879. 

" K-r Fifty Cents per Year 

«rr'. 1v by the 

R OF COMMKRCF. 
. 465 California S? 
San ! .'a:., isco 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



Cashier 
Charities 
Foreign Trade 
Grain Inspection 



DEPARTMENTS 

Industrial Marine 

Information Membership 

Law and Order Municipal AfTairs 

Legislation Transportation 



NOTICE! 

The Charities Endorsement Committee of the San 
Prancimco Chamber of Commerce, ort;anized to in- 
■ subject of charitable giving in 
. to inform the public and all 
it.T. ..-. "i^w ,i .w.i.i to charity, that there has been 
collected and divided during the past year in this city 
OVEK $250,000 BY ONK ORGANIZED BAND OF 
SOLICITORS FOR VARIOUS FRAUDULENT 
CHARITY BENEFITS. 

Information as to the operations of this ring which 
is in the posseiMton of this Committee is at the dis- 
posal of all <- in good faith. 

This noticr hed so that the public and con- 

tributors to c:..i:.iir'. may be warned against giving 
subscriptions, taking advertisements in programs, pur- 
cha^"' ■ ' 'Tts or otherwise contributing to enier- 
priv ■ rtame of charity without first enquiring 

of • mittee as to the responsibility of the 

solicitor*, and as to the merit of the cause for which 
funds are solicited. 

The ir --'1 committee is undertaking this work 

a* a p: to the contributing public and the 

worthy c.-..i:iv.cs and is prepared to report on the 
character of whatever particular project may be 
presented by solicitors. 

The Charities Endorsement Committee of the 
SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 



bftaed 
Th«y p 
and Ph 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

■■ notlfled thv Chaml>«r of the fol- 

■ S tlnr-s rif Tmnt-J'nrtflc Malt*, 
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l>«>atlnation 




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ChlBtt-Japan 

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Haw» 
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Manoa 

<(l*rTa 

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Manoa 

Hlvrrrn 

Rrtiarfor 

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••• Thi' N*"***-! carrlcB onl>- m.»lip for ii'.nKkonR .md Netherlands 
E««t Indies. 



MY LADY S HAT 

DESIGNED AND BUILT IN SAN FRANCISCO 

It IK a huKV Willi till* iiiHiiufacturirs '>* 

womcii'M hntK. I .'. lint sraHoii is in full swmil'. 

Htul hiiiulrfdH of wiir s ,ri- turning' otit tliousi i 
of hats for thf locni .st''ii> am! milliinTV KiiopK. whi ii 
pach yoar aro hiiyinif more of the homo product. 

The Manufarturem CVnsus of 1914, taken hy the 
I'nited States (V'nstiN Bureau showed 2'.\ niillincry 

* ' ' ' in San Franoisro, with 276 \s •• 

I paid out in waf^cH and a valu 
l piuMluctH amount in^r to $874.(MM). 
:> iind«*r till* Ct'UKUM Bur*>au included •■ 
triiiiiiii-il niul untriiiiiiM-d, hat and lionnet frames, mil- 
linery trimmiiiK. embroidery, i-te. 

Since the 1914 Census was taken, the industr)' has 
conniderahly increased in San Francisco and is more 
extensive than is generally kno%vn, and solely on the 
merit of its products has forced the rccopnition which 
insures its steady advancement. The Jilcs of the San 
Francisco Chamher of Commerce show :J8 cKtalilish- 
mcnts in tliis classification at the present time with 
aliout 4<»<» wajfc earners. Local support is piven this 
industry to a greater extent than soiih' other lines of 
women's wear, Huyers still go east for their lines 
and in some of the higher priced hats we are not yet 
strong competitors of that market although one or two 
firms are entering this field; hut in the medium priced 
hats. «|uality heing equal, San Franci.sco hats are 
Iietter priced. There are practically thr«'e sejistms here 
in this line; that for straw in the early spring; that 
for Velvets later in the year, and a mid season for 
.satins and the like. 

The making of a straw hat is not a simple process. 
At the present time all straw hraid is imported from 
Japan. Formerly this was dyed, and bleached in the 
Fast, but these operations are now accomplished 
entirely in San Francisco. .Sometimes the shapes are 
designed in Taris for the Fast and copied here, more 
often they originate in the local factories. These 
shaiies are rcprotluced in plaster of paris, and from 
these plaster molds, metal forms arc cast. Tlie dyed 
or bleached braids are then sewed nromtd the sha|)cs; 
then "sized" and molded. After dr>Tng they are 
pressed in similar shapes, in hydraulic presses, under 
a pressure of ITiO lbs. to the square inch. Velvet 
hats, too, are pressed to shape with a stifTem-d lining 
and this liranch of the industry is equal to. if n<»t 
greater than the straw. 

At tin* present time a great quantity of tailored and 
sport hats arc being made. These are very striking 
as they are designed along Oriental lines and have 
the Oriental coloring and decoration. Rice-net and 
buckram frames are also extensively made here and 
'! to milliners who cover and trim them, 

of the outpjit of the San Francisco factories 
ilireet to the milliner as most of the jobbers 
a workroom and the local manufacturer is 
therefore, in a sense, »\ compr-titor of the jobber. It 
has been the experience of our hat makers that they 
cannot make a cheap or undesirable article, and sell 
it anywhere on the Pacific Coast. The cheap hats 
come from the East, but the demand on local manu- 
facturers is for quality and good workmanship, and 
on these points he is building up an important 
indu.stry. 

San Francisco hats are sold throughout the entire 
(Continued on page 26.) 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 



The Traffic Miirraii ot tlu> San Fraiu'isrti 
Cliaiiihi't' of CiiiniiU'nM' upcratcs uiuItT thr direr 
tioii «)f the Transportation <*oinniittee of the 
('hantl)er. Tlie Hureaii seeks in every way to 
onhanee the value (»f its serviee to the inenihers 
of the Chaiiilter. The iiiipr<*Ksiitns of a I'ritieal 
and interested piihlie are untlouhtedly th«' l>est 
jjuide and ineentive to this end. We therefore 
•'jirnestly reipiest tiiat you as a nieniher of the 
San I'Vaneiseu Chainher of t'onnnerce give the 
Trartie liiireaii the liiMicfit <>f ymir »;iiL'ir<'*ili<>ns 
and CO i>|i)-rjition. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualiBcations of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



The Traffi*' Bureau is in receipt of tlie Docket of 
the Western C'lassitieation Committee, which will be- 
gin hearings in Chicago Tuestlay, Fehruary 27, 1917, 
and conclude sometime on or after the Hrst of March. 
The Docki't shows proposed changes of various kinds 
in the following articles: 

Trowels, (iardeii, Paper Drinking Cup Holders, 
Gra.ss Catchers, Ordnance, Kxtracts, Baker's Malt, 
Brass Kailings. W«>odcn Crates, Pumping Machines, 
Game other than live. Battery or Tool Boxes, Sour 
Clover Seeds, Frictional Fahric, Clove Kefusc, Coin 
Operated Scales, Wootlen Cigar Boxes, Chart Stands, 
Aluminum Articles, Linotile, Cement or Concrete 
Shingles. House Movers' Outfits, Shingle Tow, Harness 
& Saddlery Back Band Hooks, Wooden Ice Can or 
Tank Covers, Chimney Top Bases. Chimney Bonnets. 
Flues, Linings, Pipe, Automatic Hog Feeders, Dental 
. Chairs, Iron or Steel Chutes or Spouts, Plate or Sheet 
^ Iron or Steel Oil Tanks, Building or Koofing Rein- 
forced Cement Slabs, Cranberries, Cable & Wire Keels, 
Crossarms, etc.. Stone Crushers & Elevators, (iraphite, 
Cabinets, N, O. S.. Concrete Forms or Molds, Chif- 
forobes, Self Propelled Vehicle Parts — Passenger Wire 
Wheels, Freight Wheels, Bumper Guards. Bumper 
Rails. Bodies, Floor Sweeping Compound, not Dis- 
infectant, Traction Kngine Cylinders. Expanded Metal 
Lathing & Corner Beads. Plaster & Fibreboard, Straw- 
board Boards, Neutral. Shot. 

Any member of the Chamber interested in the above 
may examine the Docket on application to the Traffic 
Bureau. 

Special attention is called to docket No. l,08f) cov- 
ering a description of iron and steel articles submitted 
by the Committee on I'niform Cla.ssification with rat- 
ings thereon proposed by the Western Classification 
Committee. The docket may be examined at the 
Traffic Bureau. 



The Traffic Bureau takes this opportunity to again 
call to the attention of the members the fact that 
copies of the freight rate changes in transcontinental 
freight rates, both eastbound and westbound, im{)ort 
and export, which will be published by the carriers 
to become effeetive ;ibout .Viril 1st. may be had on 
applieatioii at tlie liurean. 



Have you ever noticed that the men who have 
system in their work almost invaribly appear to 
have the LEAST to do. 

You may also have noticed that the men who 
have no work in their system have the least 
to do. 



159. (Ji-ntlciiiuii 31 years uf d^t:, Kraduatc ui Vale, 6 
years Miaiia({cr mining company in Mexico, past year en- 
){aKccl in mining in Nevada; education, training fit for 
executive or managerial position, desires to learn particu- 
larly sugar pine milling. Accept anything which affords 
opportunity learning lumber business. Position in vicinity 
\Villits preferred. 

160. .\ young man 26, last two years with local com- 
mercial organization; 3 years experience in charge of office, 
private secretary work desires an opportunity for advance- 
ment. 

161. American, age 44 experienced in industrial and 
engineering work desires position in manufacturing line, 
where capacity for organization and detail would be of 
value and a permanent connection obtained. Can furnish 
best of references as to ability and character. 

A-162. Young n>an wanted, bright, energetic, with good 
education to learn a retail business which is equal to a 
trade. No commercial experience necessary, but brains and 
willingness to work. .\ splendid opportunity for the right 
party. 

163. Voung married man 32 years of age, several years 
exiierience as correspondent and traveling salesman with 
large corporation, last 5 years in charge of department of 
Pacific Coast office. Good education and general business 
training, capable of liolding responsible position. Desires 
permanent connection with smaller concern. l*"uturc con- 
sidered more than present salary. Best of references as to 
character and ability. 

164. Newspaperman with 12 years experience, now em- 
ployed in this city, seeks commercial position with future, 
where his training may be of mutual value. Dissatisfied, not 
with present employer, but with limitations of the profession. 

A-16S. .\ capable, experienced live wire secretary wanted 
for coniinerci.il orvjanization in Texas. .\ fine opportunity 
lor a real, first class man who is able to show that he has 
(Ulivrrifi tile Koods elsewhere an<l can do it in Texas. 

WHEAT GRADES HEARINGS 

C. J. Brand. ( liief ol OfViee of .Markets and Rural 
Organization. Dejiartment of Agriculture, Washington. 
D. C.. will liobl lie:iriiigs in San Fraiieisi-o on Monday, 
February 12th, at 9:30 a. m., room 237 Merchants 
Exchange Building, to ^rive the Trade an o|»portunity 
to (liseu.ss Standards for Wheat to be established under 
the United States (irain Standards Act. 

THE NATION S BUSINESS 
A .special edition of THE NATION S I'.rSINESS, 
pulilishcd by the Chamber of Commerce of the I'nited 
States, will be issued on Feliruary lOth. This edition 
will contain a eomplete account of the Fifth Annual 
greeting of th<* Chamber of Commerce of the Unit«'d 
States, and will set forth in graphic fashion, ad- 
dresses on business problems by men of international 
importance. It will also contain reports and resolu- 
tions offered and adopted at this meeting. The edi- 
tion will constitute an epitome of the constructive 
thought and effort to solve problems of the year that 
is ahead. 

The niimber will have seventy-two pages and an 
attempt will be made to produce with pencil, brush 
and camera the atmosphere of the meeting. Single 
copies will be twenty-five cents. Members and organ- 
izations that want twenty or more copies, may secure 
them for twenty <'eiit.s each. Orders should be sent 
to the Chambr-r of Commerce of the Cnited States, 
Riggs Building, Washington, D. C, 



26 



SAN KRANCI8C0 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

' , - .. m'€ irijrfc«Ir.l ■^ ■ Ir Xo for»ign Trad* 0«p»rlm»nl of 
lh« Chamber of Cornm»rc» giving numl>«r 



!( oi L'cylon 
■ f Ira rilhcr 
III (>tliK I' 't 

1383. li- - Luba) party wi»hr* to corrcapond with 

r&portcr* oi preacrve*. canned prachra. etc. 

•••' " » ...l--, .1.-. ... ...X.....I ^.j,}, 

>ic«. 
_ oil. 



THE AD CLUB 

THE SAN FRANCISCO ADVKKTISINO CLUB is 
wiirkini; to wniro for tho «'ity tlio 1018 convention 
of tho A««»«»riat«M! Atlvortisiiip Chibs of tho World. 
V roximato attondanco of 15,000 members 

A» part of its eampaiim. and to advertise San 
r . incidentally, the club will send nn overland 

.1 ivan to the St. lyouis convention, crossinp tin- 

Si. rr«.H May 24th and takinp 12 days for the run. 

In Iwal work the Ad Club is distinffuishinf? itself 

for its educational activity. "Selling American Citizen- 

■' to the Alien is one important phase in hand. 

iinK up -\<lvertisiiijf with "Truth" as the k<'yuotf 

oJ all publicity, is one of the other most important. 



DUMBARTON BRIDGE MEETING 

The rfprfsi-iitativi's ot lh«' coiimiueiily around the 

southern portion of the Bay met recently at Newark 

to consider tlie proposed Vehictjlar Brid^fc acro.ss the 

Bay n<nr r>umbart«>n Point. At that meetinfj it was 

■■]■ ' " • n joint iiK'^tinp of Supervisors and com- 

i: r ; ,: ! ;:;it)izations in sixteen comities that would 

be affected by the construction of such a bridfre. be 

'• ■" -d at Hedwood City, in the rooms of the Board of 

rvisora, on Saturday. Keliruarj' 10th, at 2:00 p. ra.. 

i.r the purj^ose of considerinff ways and means for 

rarryinjr the bridge project into effect. All members 

who are interested are urged to attend this meeting. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The I)«|M»t l^uart«iina.st«r. Fort .Mn.Hon. California, 
will op«»n bids for certain supplies on the following 
dates : 

February l«>th. at HhOO a. m. for furnishing parts 
for Curti« Steam Turbine Engine. 

F •<• a. m. for ' 

lbs. . ■« of .syrup. 1 i 

butter and 4,500 cans of pears. 

M *. at 9:00 a. m. for in- 2.000.000 

lbs. .es and .T2(».000 lbs. of fr ns. 

Full information and blanks will be supplied by the 
above-named officer. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NCWS 

Steamer .1. W. Van Dyke, which was launched at 
the I'liiun Iron Works on November 2rith of last year, /, 
had her trial trip on the bay .lanuary 2Hth which 
was proiiouticed a success. This big tank steamer 
was built for the Atlantic Bctining Company of 
Philadelphia, and has a carrying capacity for 70,000 
barrelM of oil. 

The Bark McLaurin left Sydney. N. S. W. on Jan- 
uary 28lli for San Francisco with cargo consisting 
of coal and copra. With her arrival here will be 
received the first Australian coal to reach this port 
in nearly a year. 

The Steamer .Minnesota will load freight at San 
KraiieiHco for New York in the Panama Pacific Line. 
(Swayne & Iloyt. agents) and will leave between the 
I'JtIi and I'lth of Febniar>'. going via Panama Canal. 

1 Continued from p;iKf 2.^ I 
ducting a lottery was introduced by Senator Lester O. 
Burnett of the lf)th District of this city. The Anti 
Boycott bill was introduced by the Nestor of the Sen- 
ate, John W. Ballard of the I^Hth District. Los Angeles. 
The Public I'tilities Mediation bill was introduce<I for 
the Chamber by Assemblyman ("has. W. rjoctting of the 
28th District, this city. 

The second session will convene on February 2r»th. 
There was an expressed intention on the part of the 
leaders to shorten the session to thirty days or six 
weeks if possible, and committees have been urged to 
tise all diligence in disposing of referred bills. 

Members of the Chamber of ('ommerce and affili- 
ated organizations are re«|uested to file their advoj-acy 
or opposition to the jiropo.scd measures with the Lcgis- ' 
lative Bureau of the Chamber. Crowding four weeks' 
work into two has strained the capa«'ity of the State 
Printing Office and it is quite possible all Itills intro- 
duced will not be printed until the last of this week. 
During this recess the Legislative Bureau of the Cham- 
ber is digesting all bills affecting any indtistry in the 
state and members desiring information on any bill 
are invited to telephone or <'all on the bureau in the 
.Merchants Exchange Building 



PURCHASING OFFICE TO BE OPENED HERE 

(ill. tain ■•'r'<l< rii'k .M-iirs. I'. S .\rniy. .M- iiili.-r of 
•Maska Railway Coiimiission. is in San Francisco to 
o|»en a purchasing offi«e for the Alaska Bailway Com- 
mis.sion. This gives San Franejseo merehants a better 
opportunity to bid on supplies, as heretofore a«lvertise- 
ments have been is.sued from the purchasing agent's 

office at Seattle. . 

( Coiitimicd from pa^'c -•* ' 
eoast an<l as far East as Denver. Soim- of our manu- 
facturers maintain branches in other <ities. 

On the whole, the industry is in a thriving condi- 
tion; is growing steadily and bids fair to assume large 
proportions in the not far distant future. Local 
buyers are alive to the rpiality of the hats made in 
Sail Francisco. The prices are such as to offer an 
indticement for (»ur firms to buy here. .My lady has 
but to see the styles to give her approval. 

The Industrial Department of the San Francisco 
Chamber of Commerce in the course of its Industrial 
Survey of San Francisco, is bringing to light many 
interesting facts in connection with our local manu- 
facturers, and it purposes to publish these from time 
to time. 



Oil A I rnAAirior 

n CHAMBER OF COMM ERCE ACTIVITIES 

rrrrrnrvi ^vivjv/ 






Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Fmancial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the Pacific Coast 
EVKKY TIllJKSDAY — FKIiKl AKV ir.Tii. 1»17 



^o. 7 



TO THE NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW 

Friday, February 23rd, At 4:00 P. M. 



A joint excursion to the National Orange Show to 
l»e hi'ld in San Rrrnanlino Fehruary 20th to 2Hth, 
will he run froni this t-ity leavin>; «»ver the Santa Ke. 
via the Angel, Friday Fel.ruary 2:{rd. at 4 :(K) P. M. 

While the excursion is run under the auspices of 
the San Francisco Chaniher of Commerce and the 
^ Talifomia Development Board, it will he participated 
in hy representatives from other commercial organiza- 
tions in the Hay counties. In fact; from as far north 
as rhico. 

A special rate of $18.60 has been secured for a party 
of fifteen who will travel in a special car attached to 
the Angel, arriving at San Bernardino Saturday at 
7:00 A. M. where the car will be parked for break- 
fast. Parties may return on any regular train they 
may desire to travel on. 

Lower berths are $2.50 one way ; upper berths $2.00 ; 
drawing-rooms $9.00; compartments $7:00. 

San B.-rnanliiK. lias >.'t a.sid.- Satunliiy, the 24th a.s 
a special in honor of the visiting delegations. In addi 



tion to the manv attractions of the National Orange 
Show, special features will he of interest to the 

visitors. • I J 1 

This will he the first of a series of special delega- 
tions to attend tlie various expositions, fairs and cele- 

lirations held throu^'hout the State. 



I'l.a.se reserve tickets for excursion to 

San Bernardino. Knclosed find check $ 

it) payment for same. Please reserve. 

Lower I.erth Upper berth 

I )rii\\ iM<^' room Corapartmeut 

F i I- m.- _____ 

Address 



LATEST FROM WASHINGTON 



( McrcatttT \m \viI1 i>iii>ii>ii >ai i) «r«h. .iiiriii« tlu- .•>c.s>i..ii> oi 

SENATE NAVAL COMMITTEE HAS UNDER CONSIDE 
BY REAR ADMIRAL HELM WHICH MADE SURVEY O 
TO ESTABLISHMENT OK NEW NAVAL BASES AVIA 
PORT IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL IN DETAILS AT PRE 
MENDS THAT PRINCIPAL NAVAL BASE ON PACIF 
THAT MARE ISLAND BE MAINTAINED AS AN AUXI 
COMMENDATION IS CERTAIN TO BE ADOPTED BY 
UNTIL THE EXPECTED EXTRA SESSION. PARTY 
TAXATION BILL SUBSTANTIALLY AS PASSED BY H 
CENT ON CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS. M 
AND ONE-HALF PER CENT THEREFORE THEIRS W 
THERE IS LITTLE PROSPECT FOR OIL LEASING B 
MEASURES IN WHICH CALIFORNIA IS INTERESTED. 



Contjrcs.s. ;i \mi. from the Chamber's WashitiRton Bureau.) 

Washington. D. C, Feb. 12. 1917. 
RATION REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMISSION HEADED 
F PACIFIC COAST CONDITIONS WITH REFERENCE 
TION AND SUBMARINE STATIONS. ETC. THIS RE- 
SIDENT WILSONS REQUEST. THE BOARD RECOM- 
IC COAST BE LOCATED AT SAN FRANCISCO AND 
I lARY FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES. THIS RE- 
CONGRESS BUT LEGISLATION MAY BE DEFERRED 
IN POWER IS DETERMINED TO PUSH THROUGH 
OUSE IMPOSING EXCESS PROFIT TAX OF 8 PER 
UNITIONS CORPORATIONS ALREADY PAY TWELVE 
ILL TOTAL TWENTY AND ONE-HALF PER CENT. 
ILL FLOOD CONTROL BILL OR OTHER SPECIAL 



SAN f'&ANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMM£RC£ ACTIVITIES 



^SAN KKANCISCO CHAMHICK 
OF COMMKHCIi: ACTIVniKS 

entered u tccond-claM m«ttrr January 7. 191 S. at the Po«t 

Office at San Francuco. CalifurniA. under 

tlM act of March J. 1879. 

Subkcrtpiion Price Fifty Cenit per Year. 

!v by ihf 
SAN FRAV KR OF COMMF.RCE. 

Merchants t ichAHKc lUnMing. 465 California St. 

^«n Franfi«fo 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



DEPARTMENTS 
Cashier Industrial Marine 

^' Inform.-ition Membership 

I -ade Law and Order Municipal Affairs 

Gtdiwi ir>a|>ection Legislation Transportation 

LETTER FROM GRAND JURY 

In ponni>i>tion with th*- riii-ut mtion of the Hoard 
of I)iiH'«to?^ in t' r of thi' Croscont f'ity Har- 

bor |>roj»>ft. tho • has n'ooivod a lotlrr from 

the (iran<l .Iur>* of J).l .\ort«' County, as follows: 

**Wi\ tht' Grand .Iiiry of Dd Norte County. Cali- 
f«»njia. in rejfular si'ssinn assptnhlod, hog leave to sin- 
c«'nly thank you for asHlstinf^ ur in our Crescent City 
Harbor project by passing; the resolution recently 
sent you requestinjf tin- I<efri.slature of the State of 
California to memorialize Conpress in bi'hnlf of our 
harbor. The California and (^rejron lirpisintun's have 
both acted favorably upoti the inattrr and we h«»pc to 
fret the State of Washinffton." 



FAKE SOUCrrORS TAKING TO COVER 

As a iliri'ft i-uii.stM^ui lu'i- of the campaign a^cainst 
fake solicitors being carried out by the Charities Hn- 
dorsement Committer many of the most perniciou.s 
have left town and many others are known to be pre- 
parinf; to ft)llow a lik«> i-ourse. .Merchants have re- 
port'Ml that this Holicitation has mat«'rially decreased 
since th< ti-e's campai^^n and nmny who have 
taken ai'i blanks to luivf (illfd nut liavt* nt'vor 
returned. 

TRANS-PACIFIC MAILS 

Po«tfna«t«r Chn* w j->y hi. nonn^-d th« ('hAmb«r of th« fol- 

lowlnc Mtllnc ' imoii of Tr«n«-I'»cmc MalU. 

h assd on thr Li' ^hr<l liy ■teamnhlp companlea, 

Tb«y ar* aub)*' .. « I'mp«r mall for HawallAn 

aad Pblllppin* uunda cloaca onr hour aarller than Ume given. 



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11.00am. 



Vote on Liquor Lef^ialation 

The Board of Directors of tin- .Sam i'raiuiMi) Cham- 
ber of C<»mmerce recently onlered a vote of the mem- 
bership taken upon a numb«'r of propoHitions which 
had been tentatively framed by a conference of 
v«' !. rests as a possible basis for b'^iMlation at 

til. :i of the Letfislntiin- to nt'iilnt** t!»<* sale of 

li(pi«<r III the State, as tin* Itoar«l ha<l <-d to 

express itself ujion those particular proi The 

ballots returned, however, were so few in number, 
representing less than 257? of the membership of the 
Chamber, that the Hoard concluded that the silence 
of so larffe a majority was expressive of their opinion 
that no action at the present time should be taken by 
the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce up(»n the 
matter. AtcordiiiKly the Hoard of Directors decided 
to take no action upon the subject. 



THe Reeves LuncHeon 

The Chamber's luncheon to Alfred Reeves. Manaf^er 
of the National Automobile Chamber of Comm«»rce, 
which was held yestcnlay in tin- Hallroom of the St. 
Francis II«»t«'l |>romises to s«'cure to S«n Francisco the 
Annual Auto i^how. This was a joint lumlicdn of the 
San Fraiiciwo Chamber of Commerce and the National 
Automobile Association, ami we were joined by the 
Ad Club and the Down Town Association. Telcfframs 
were received from the Los Angeles Automobile 
Dealers Association, Intermoiintain Automobile Dis- 
tributors Association, Salt Lake City. San Jose 
Chamber of Commerce, Spokane Chamber of Com- 
merce, Santa Clara County Automobile Association, 
Stockton Chamber of Commen-e, Portland Chamber of 
Commerce and others endorsing: San Francisco as the 
only logical place for an Annual I'acific Coast Auto- 
mobile .Show. Alfrcfl Heeves was The finest of Honor. 
Mayor HoI|>li ■•xtcmliMl The Address "f W.-lcnin.' 



CHAMBER S OFFICERS RETURN 

President 1". .1. K.»t«T r«-turiaMl last TiKsilay from 
Honolulu. Robert Newton L>'nch, Vice-Presijlent and 
Maiiatrer of the Chamber returned the same day from 
rittsluirg and Washington. D. C. where he had at- 
tended the National Foreign Trade Conference and 
the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of 
the I'nited States. Returning with Mr. Lynch was 
H. J. Maginnity in charge of the Charities Depart- 
ment of the Chamber who had been Fast investigating 
several matters relative to his department. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The Depot t^uartermaster at Fort Mason. Calif., will 
open bids at 10:00 A. M. February 20th. for supply- 
ing mi.scellaneous articles such as pipe, dies, valves, 
wrenches, paint brushes, metal lath, steel, general 
hardware, leather, stationery, concrete reinforcing 
bars. etc. These are wanted for Manila. Blanks and 
information can be received upon request. 



••Thia Teaael carries do parcel poat for China. 

***Thla T t aa el caniaa onljr nutUs for Honskonir and NethrrUnda 
Baat Indict 



The Depot Quarterma-ster, Fort Mason. Calif., will 
open bids at 10:00 A, .M. March 8th for supplying 
wood alcohol, index books, machine bolts, canvas-s, 
leather (lace), blotting paper, shoe thread, etc. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

BRIEF IN TRANSCONTINENTAL CASES 
I'll. Attttrinv iiikI M.itiajrrr of tli.- TrafTi<- liurfnii 
furwanl.ci his lirirf in tlu" transcontint'iitHl rat«' casos 
last Saturday. Tlw l»ri.f \h duf to arrivi- in Wasli- 
injftitn today. 

It will lie rtint'inlMTod that a svr'wH of hearings wero 
held hy the Interstat«* rommoree Commission on the 
reopened intermountain eases and the trunseontinental 
rate situation. The hearings began at Chieago. 
Novemher 20. 101 0. and eontinued through hearings 
at Salt Lake, San Franei.seo. Portland, ending at 
Spokan*' on D.-.-fmher I'lth. At the elo.se of the hear- 
ing in Spokani', Examin.'r TImrtell who had eondueted 
the hearings aske<l .'oun.sel to give eonsideration in 
their briefs and set forth view.s upon a basis for a 
permanent settlenjent of the controversy. This has 
been done in the Brief filed by Mr. Mann, and it is 
hoped the argument will assist the Comnii.ssion in 
arriving at a .satisfactory and permanent basis for 
thes»' rates. 

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION 
HEARING IN SAN FRANCISCO 

A hearing' will luiriii \\rr<- Imlay l..r..re Interstate 
('ommerce Commission, FiXaminer Oerry. The hear- 
ing is on Doeket No. 909:i. Northern Potato TrafTie 
Assoeiatiou vs. A. T. & S. F. Railway Company, et al., 
and such portions of Fourth Section application No. 
7(H) by which the carriers ask authority to continue 
to charge for the transportation of potatoes in car- 
loa<ls from points in Minnesota and Wi.sconsin to 
Dallas. Texas, and other Texas common points, rates 
which are lower than the rates contemporaneou.sly 
maintained on like tratTie from or to intermediate 
points. 

A hearing on the same docket will be held February 
19th in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

The California Wholesale Potato Dealers Association 
of this city are interested in the case and have induced 
the Interstate Commerce Commission to hold a hearing 
in San Franei.seo in order that they might present 
their views in the rate controversy, the idea l)eing 
that if rates are reduced from Minnesota producing 
points and not reduced from California to Texas com- 
mon points, a discrimination against California 
p«)tatocs will occur. 

Tlic L"ii.ral <|Ucstion of freight rates upon ftotatoes 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interestint; to you. 



166. VuiiiiK man .^<l years of anc, ixptrt accountant <lc- 
sires executive poMtK.n Six years with larKi- manufactur- 
WK concern in Australia. Can furnish bonds and lirst class 
rt-fercnces, tioth local and foreign. 

167. .\ mail order executive would like to make con- 
nection with concern requiring one experienced in handling 
help. A capable correspondent, corporation account.mt and 
efficiency man. 

168. Kxperienccd bookkeeper and office man capable of 
taking full charge of ofTice desires connection with some 
mercantile or ntanufacturing concern in need of such a man. 

169-W. A busines.s woman of some ten years experience 
desires a position where executive ability and a good practi- 
cal business training is desired. Normal School education. 
First-class stenographer and bookkeeper 

170. A young man. 2H years of age desires to connect 
with some large wholesale tirm in responsihle position. Has 
had 8 years experience in mercantile business, traveling in 
Mexico later in charge of export department, also in 
executive and managerial position. Can furnish best of 
reference* ami unlimited bond .Speaks Spanish tbiently 
and understands both French and German. Will make first- 
class utility man for any house, or would consider road 
position. 

171-W. Woman of executive ability and some years ex- 
perience in juvenile court and detention home, Crittenden 
Home and other welfare work, thoroughly accustomed to 
meeting people, desires a position of responsibility and 
trust. Best of references. 

172. Young man 27 years of age. 11 years experience in 
shoe business would like position as manager or buyer, 
where he would have opportunity to develop his ideas of 
efficiency and systematizing. Highest references r.- »•• 
character and ability. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-165. .\ capable, experienced, live wire secretary wanted 
for commercial organization in Texas. A fine opportunity 
for a really first-class man who is able to show that he 
has delivered the goods ebewherc and can dn it in Texas 



called "The Potato Investigation" is before the Inter- 
state Commerce Comnii.ssion in a complaint brought 
by the American Potato Association, I. C. C. Docket 
No. 9:?:n, and application has been made to the Com- 
mission to consolidate the Northern Potato TraflFie 
Association case with the genernl investigation. This 
application has been denied, and the hearings on the 
two cases will proceed separately. The hearing for 
the genera! potato rate investigation has not yet been 
set. 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF LETTERS SENT OUT BY THE 
INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 



LETTERS 



Information re positions 

Information where goods may be bought 

Information where goods may be sold 

Panama-Pacific International Exposition 

California Development Board ..._ 

Miscellaneous 

Letters to Members — 

Establishing Factories ~— 

Real Estate 

Carbon letters re trade opportunitlea. 

Business opportunities 

Booklets for our racks 

Publicity Department 

Information re Colleges and Schools 



1913 
517 
482 
432 
235 
223 

1987 
128 
101 
305 

1066 
159 

655 
166 



Information for publication In books, ate. 

Information addresses, etc. ftrms and Individual*.. 

San Francisco statistics furnished 

Lantern Slides — 

Handbook of San Francisco 

Inst. Petition '•Greater San FrancltCO" 
Statistics for Annual Report ■ . . 

Com"! bodies re factories, etc. 

Letters to exhibitors at P. P. I. E. 

Industrial Work 



1914 
422 
378 
488 

438 

152 

1381 

117 

74 

184 

2038 

85 

270 

147 
132 
156 
2S1 
132 
160 

m 

86 

104 



1915 
482 
443 
649 
750 
165 

3496 

127 

63 

241 

3023 

68 

562 

248 
216 
229 
826 
1M 
2*8 



1916 

252 

370 

517 

76 

129 

2477 

130 

50 

172 

3750 

57 

296 

182 
159 
177 
153 
102 
89 



936 
484 



6.470 



12.991 



12,812 



30 



SAN KRANCI8C0 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If >u^ *'« ct^fettcJ .• >■ l» to > or«iQn Trad* D»p«rtm»nl of 
tr«« Cr«amt>«r of Cemmvrc* giving numt>«r 



1386. • > 
p«>rtrr» ui 

I 



nil ' 
<Ul 

Kid9« iitiiiit^ ami ^^affCA, 

. ..rt to correspond with itn- 

ria' i'irty wishes to rorrfspond (a) 

•tcr. 

■ inc. 

ex 

♦on 

•i:iT>i, siioc*. <i>> with 

■ ■■"■ ..i "i-i. ex- 

III- 
ing 
.itity. 

iriy. in the tnlerctt of 
to «:orrc»iK>nU Mith importer* of all kinds 



1J91. b^n i-raiKi>co 
Hritish ttrm. wishc* to 



! of 
act 



•an- 

r .. -. -s'lCSC 

,, l>aprr, also paper 

,,j_ rlu^ intc^r^trd in 

the importation oi "Cryslal SpruiK * rum. 

I3W. Milan (ltaly> fiffri wi^he* to correspond with ex- 
porters of all kinds ..f metals and 
technical rckmU I' ^ price lists. 
catalogues and all lit<ratu'r iiiuMraiitiK \ari>>iis lines Ref- 
erences. 

THE NETHERLANDS OPENS A COMMERCIAL 
MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO 
The For' lu'n Tradi- Dipartrii'iit i^ ailvis.<l l»y Mr. L. 
Hyman«. Mana^rr of the "('oinmercial Museum of the 
Netherland.H" :r>4 Riisa Huildinf? that a Commertial 
Muaeum has heen ci^ated hy the Department of Com- 
merce of the Netherlands ftovernment in this eity for 
thi' pMr7^'>'«»' of f..st«'rine and ineren-sinp eommereial 
, la and the Netherhuids and 

ti s. KxhihitK of tlie produets 

and manufaeturea wili shortly he installed and it is 
sujrirested that memhei^ interested call upon Mr. 
llymanH for information and also that samples, price 
li , ete. he furnished to him for transmis- 

s lands importers. 

LETTERS OF ASSURANCE FOR SHIPMENTS TO 
NORWAY 
Throujrh the courtesy ..t 11 B M. Vice-ronsul the 
Foreiim Trade Department is in n'ceipt of a circular 
frivinff rules etc. (joverninj? shipments to Norway. 
Space prevents puhliahinj? the circular in full hut all 
I, 'to make shipments to Norway should 

, ir in the Foreiffn Trade Department 

or at th. idate Oeneral hefore forwarding 

ifoods to • 

TRADE FACILITIES IN BUENOS AIRES 
The F'orei^rn Trade Department is advised that the 
I'nited States Exporters* Aaaoeiation of Huenos Aires. 
Argentina. K>cated at Calle Reconquivta 46 haa been 
organized for the purpose of assiting in the develop- 
ment «>f •'ommprre between the T'nited States and the 
\ i.\ Copy of the Hy Laws, with list 

u. 1 file in the Department. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

riie big tank Steam.r II. ('. Folger which Htcuiucd 
fnim thia port tin December 2(»th for I^)ndon arriveii < 
aafely at her destination on Februar>- 2nd. Veaael 
had Mboani :{,19S,17G gallons of oil shipped by Q. W. 
Heed & Company. 

Toiuiage ehartered and on the way to this port from 
all foreign ports including that of the Atlantic Range, 
Philippines and Hawaiian Islands on February Tith 
was !{2S,770 tons against I^U.TIT tons on saine date 
for the yrar IHUJ. This does not include a number of 
steami-rs «in the way here for fuel which if added to 
thi- tonnage wotild iiicrea.se same by 21.7.'J3 tons.. To 
date this is one of the largest tonnages ever on the 
way to this ptirt, and far paases the prediction whieh 
was reported in the Activities a few months ago. 

Matson Navigation Company's Steamer Manoa ar- 
riving here on Februarj' fith from Honolulu had aboard 
lir»,r>r».'i bags sugar of which 2(>,81fi bags are in transit 
to the Fast. K2.r.29 bags for Crockett. 12.(XK) refined 
and IIH M. N. Co. Ib-r cargo also included 'A)i) tons 
of mola.sses. 

W. K. Grace & Company's Steamer Coluaa arrived 
in port on February Tith from Antofagasta and Iquiqtie 
bringing a full eargo of nitrate, all of which whs dis- 
charged here consisting of 6,919 tons. 

Steamer Admiral Farragut of the Pacini- >i. amship 
Lim- arriving here on Tith inst brought considerable 
cargo in bon<l : Oriental cargo, transhifiped at Seattle. 
siK'h as n*'K.sian cloth, dcs cocoanuts. beans, tea. etc 

Advices to this department last week from London 
stat«-d that the Hritish Ship Helford which left this port 
Atigust 2.'{rd last year f<»r Falniotith with a cargo of 
f)7.."{2.l centals of barley ha«l lieen sunk by a stibmarine. 
Cargo was shipped by J. Wcstrop*' & Company and 
was valued at $104.(Mlif». 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRADE WITH 
SCANDINAVLA 
Thi- Foreign Traib- I)< luirtrncnt is advised by the 
Norway-Pacific Tiine operating a n'gtilar line between 
San Francisco and Scandinavian ports there is an 
excellent opportunity for San Francisco exporters and 
importers to do a large business. This company with 
oflTices in the Merchants Exchange building will be 
glad to receive and forward circulars, price lists, 
catabigs. etc. of San Francisco nuinufa<'turers and 
exporters and pro«Mire nam«-s of Scandinavian ex- 
jiorters for those desiring to pur«'hase the products 
and manufactures of tliat country. It is suggested 
iiiiMiiliirs iiifiTcst«'d communicate direct. 



OPPORTUNITY IN AUSTRALIA 

The Foreign Trade Department is advised that Mr. 
Colwyn Jenkins. Managing Director of the firm of 
Robertson & Young. Ltd.. Syilney, Australia, will 
arrive in this city some time during this month with 
the object of interviewing manufacturers desirous of 
reprt«sentation throtighout Australia and the Far East V 
where his firm has extensive connections. 

Members desirous of getting in touch with Mr. 
Jenkins will kindly so advise the Foreign Trade De- 
partment. 




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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

my 1 ivm^vivjv/ 













Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the Pacific Coast 
EVERY THURSDAY — rKBHrAHV '^'2su, 1917 



U^o. 8 



OFF TO THE NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW TO-MORROW 



Vhf jiiint excursion of tin* California Dt-vrlopiiu'rit 
Hoanl and tin* San Franrisro ("hamln'r of CommtDM' 
to thf ()ran>r«* Show to ho hehl in San Bornardino. 
February 2<Uh to 28th. will leave this rity over the 
Santa Fi«. via The AnRel. to-morrow. February 2:ir(l 
at 4:(M) p. III. This ext-ursion will he participatt'd in 
hy oth«'r eomini-n-ial organizations in the Hay Counties 
and a larji*' ri-pn-si-ntative party is assured for the 
special <'ar whieh will he attached to the train arriv- 
inf; at San Bernardino. Saturday Fehruary 24th, at 
7 :(H) a. III. 



SATURDAY IS SAN FRANCISCO DAY" AT THE 
ORANGE SHOW 
A special rate of $18.75 (this was erroneously an- 
nounced as $18.60 last week) has been secured for the 
party. The special car will be parked in San Bern- 
ardino for breakfast Saturday. Tickets are good with 
stop over at LOS ANGELES. 



Lower berths are $2.50 one way ; Upper berths 
$2.00: Drawing-rooms $9.00: Compartment, $7.00. 

Fill in anil send tlie follo\\in^' to No. l<'i>J M'lvhauts 
Kxchanjre Building at once. 



I'lease reserve tickets for excursion to 

San Bernardino. Enclosed find check $ 

in payment for same. Please reserve. 

Lower berth Upper berth 

Drawing-room Compartment 

Name 



V irm 

Address. 



MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA 
The first of the propose*! iiiiiiiici|)al eoneerts, by a 
iiiunieipal orchestra of sixty |)iec«'s will he held in 
the Municipal Auditorium Thursday evening, Febru- 
ary 22nd at whieh time a great people's chorus will 
sing the opening and closing numbers of the pro- 
gram. The Director will he Frederick Schiller who 
has c«)tiducted orchestras in the Royal Theatres of 
several European cities. Among the offerings will be 
Beethoven's Egmont Overture. Schubert's Serenade, 
Compositions by Edward MacDow.II and a group of 
National <lances by Tsehaikowsky. Brahms, Ilartmann 
an<l Langi'y. 

It is pro|)oscd to make this self supporting and to 
that end an admission charge of ten cents will be made. 



MEMBERS FLOOR CARDS 
All of tlie new Adiiiissi(»n Cards to the FJxehange 
Floor of the Chamber (both for A and B memberships) 
are hr-ing mailed out to members this week. After 
this Week the U>Hi Admission Cards will H'>< '>.• 
recognized for admission to the floor. 



INCREASE IN MINIMUM CARLOAD WEIGHTS 

An ailjoiinied )i«;iriiig on Application No. 17."):{ of 
the California lines before the California Hailroacl Com- 
mi.ssion, for permission to increase certain minimum 
carload weights, will be held at 10 A. M. February 
28th, at the Commission's offiee in San Franci.sco. 
before Commissioners Thelen and Devlin. 



KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR THE ISSUE OF MARCH TWENTY-SECOND 



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SAN >KANCI8C0 CHAMBER OF COMMZRCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN KWANCISCC) CHAMUKU 
OK COMMICKCK AC'I I \ I'lM ICS 

Bm«r*<l AS MCond-clAM matter January 7. 191S, at the Post 

Office at San Francitco, California, under 

lh« act of March J. 1879. 

Sab»<rip»i^n Pri<-^ Fifty Cents per Year 

Iv by the 
SAN FRAN KR OK COMMERCE. 

Merchant* KxchanKe HuiUlinK. 46S California St.. 
5»an Franciico 



HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? 

Sketoho*! Ity an "Kx S4»lipitor" 

A • .ifTiiM* viTV lmrri«'(lly. swh yotir 

«!«'n<>.- Ill A vory ofTiriouH way that he 

wislii'H to «io«» Mr. 0*0. A. Blank, Sr.. PrcKidont of 

lllatiL A >?..'.« 

Sf. r- '"Who wiKlipff to !M»p hJmT" HamlK 

Mr. .^>ii. uMi a form to fill ntit. 

Soliritor — v«T>' in<li(rnnntly Rayn tlmt he hA8 boon 
aent hy ('a|>tain X ninl u'i.sh«>M to hoo him porHonally 
nnA hn** a |i'tt»T to him. 

May I tak.« the letter? 
r — The Captain ordered me to Hee Mr. Blank 
[■< rsi.nally. 

Steno.— telJH Mr. Blank and Mr. Blank sits there 
Wondering ho%v they e%'er ehoae his name, and upon 
seeond thought rememheni that he is hiddint; on a 
contraet or had a eontraet in the pa.st. lie tells his 
v' to admit Mr. Solicitor. Mr. Solicit(»r 

• : «jffiee u.s military app4'aring a.s po.isihje 

haiuliiiK Mr. Blank the letter whieh reads along these 
linex: 

Blank ft Sons: 

Gentlemen: Attention Mr. Geo. A. Blank. Sr., 

This will introduce Mr. whom we have 

commissioned to call on you regarding a matter of mutual 
importance. 

Anticipating your co-operation at this tim« and trusting 
that we may be able to recriprocate the kindness, we are 

Yours very truly. 

(Committee in Charge) 
lie giveH Mr. Blank a ehanee to read the letter siz- 
ing him up in the meantime. 

Solieitor — Mr. Blank Captain X eommissioned me to 
call . 1 in a matter of mntnal interest — I don't 

know r you know the cHfitaiu prrsonally or one 

of tin- uiTi«< r!i— htit they are all cooperating and are 
staging one of the higgest events that has ever been 
givt-n in the pa.st three years. This pr«>grni7i will be 
participated in by the Army. Navy and Marine corps. 
(Presents dummy I This will give you an idea of what 
we are going to do. We are not going to have the 
annual field meet at the post this year as they do not 
allow ei\;' . enter on aeeount of the war. This 

aouvenir will be .sent to every post and put 

on a' v'iA so the boys can see what we are doing 

on t ' 

It looks as thotigh we are going to have a very sue- 

ce»sful meet. As you can see. we are receiving the 

support of some of the largest firms in the city 

''^-'tcitor points out names that he has filled in, in 

h) so far we have not called on any of our 

in-nds who have not helped and shown a great 

interest. This is the only means we have of raising 

.ind the neeesjiary expenses. As the 

M us their time we don't really feel 

ig them for the financial support they would 

• have to give, to m.ikc this a success. The 



pri. . of space is jfiMtiHl per page, ^.{.'».«M» for the half, 
ainl "»J.'i f«ir the quarter |»agc. We want it to look as 
artiHtic HN |io»isible and the Captain suggested that you 
give UN a display cut. 

We Would like very much to have you coinc over 
tiiere that day. I am ipiite sure the ofTicers would be 
very pleased to meet yoti. They are not bail pe<»ple 
to know either. (Mr. Solicitor may mention that he 
has heard of aome contract that is to be let or that 
Mr. Blank is doing busincKS with one of the p«ists. > 

The promoter who usually works the Army and 
Navy afTairs H«'<>ures the iiifornuition of contrjn-ts. etc. 
through various papers which jIchI in Army and Navy 
afTairs. (Nine cases out of ten these Army and Navy 
propositions are worked by promoters.) The promoter 
usually victimizes one of the higher officers through 
misrepresentation or one of the petty i>fTicer8. This 
is not graft on tin* Army and Navy part but the pro- 
fessional solicitor and his em|»loyer mak«' it appear so. 
The average commission that the pronniter receives 
is from sixty to seventy-live per cent. It is distributed 
as follows: The solicitor receives thirty per cent, the 
promoter thirty i)er cent, and the cost (»f printing is 
about fifteen per cent. The promoter and his solicitors 
<lo not hesitate to collect donations f<»r prizes which 
is another objectionable f<»rm of their operation. The 
prizes very seldom ever reach any athletic contest. 

f>wing to the present activiti.v (»f these promoters in 
the city, tin- Charities Kudorsenu'iit Committee re<jucsts 
the members of the Cliamltcr to «'all up the Informa- 
tion Bureau, Kearny 112 before giving a donation to 
any proposed Army or Navy afl^air. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The Ijepot (^Uiirtcrniaslcr, Fort Ma.son, Calif., will 
open bids for furnishing supplies as follows: 

February 27th. at 11:00 a. m. for supplying 9,0(K) 
whisk brooms. 

March 5th, at 11:00 a. m. ff»r furnishing olive drab 
cotton cloth and flannel shirting, bleached duck, 
khaki goods and canvas padditig. 

March 5th, at 11:00 a. m. for furni.shing axes, 
brooms, axe helves, lockers, blankets, pillow cases, 
sheets, etc. 

TRANS-PACIFIC MAILS 

Poatmaater Chaa W Kay Has notified tho ("hamt>«r of the fol- 
lowlnir •alllnir dates and cloamK time* of Trmna-I'aclflc Malts, 
baaed on the Uteat information furnished by ataamahlp companlea 
Tbay are subject to cbancs on notica. Paper maU for Hawaiian 
and Philippine lalanda doaas one hour aarUar than Ume (Ivan. 



(Vatlnatlon 



Steamer 



Laave 



Data 



Ordlnnry Mnll 
Closes Kerry 



Retrlatared 

Mail aoaea 

Fanr 



Australia 


Moana 


R. r 


r. 1. : 




Ventura 






New Zealand 


Moann 

•M.Uur.i 






China-Japan 


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ManllA. IM 




S. I' 


M., 


Hnwnll 




8. K. 


K. ! 




.: .ru 


a K 


\! 


Ouam. Ml. 


Sh«Tm;in 


.M K 




Tahiti 


.Moann 
Paloom.1 







S.SOam^ 



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11.00am „. 

S.SAnm _ 

in lo.irn Mar. 
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S.16am 

8.10am 

S.JOam — 



•Thin veaael departn from \ 
••Thl« \-eaMel carrli-ii no pi- 



for China and Honffkonic 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



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FINAL DECLARATION OF THE FOURTH 

NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE 

CONVENTION 

Held at Pittsburgh. Pa.. January 25-27. 1917 

The following report of the General Convention Committee 
was presented at the final session of the Fourth National 
Foreijjn Trade Convention and unanimously ratified: 

"World conditions, because of the European war, offer to 
the United States both opportunities and responsibilities. 
These responsibilities must be recognized if the United States 
is to realize the opportunities. The share of the world's 
commerce to which the United States aspires is that to which 
its resources, productive capacity, enterprise and skill entitle 
it. No thoughtful, patriotic American citizen desires more or 
will be content with less. 

"Our trade must depend for its future development primar- 
ily upon the efficiency of our agricultural and industrial pro- 
duction, upon the enterprise of American manufacturers, 
merchants and bankers, and upon the training of youth in 
our schools, colleges and universities. The wider distribution 
of the benefits of foreign trade is dependent upon the partici- 
pation of a steadily increasing number of industries and enter- 
prises of moderate size. Governmental agencies, the Depart- 
ment of State with the diplomatic and consular services, the 
Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve Board and 
the Federal Trade Commission can assist American enterprise 
by the negotiation of advantageous commercial treaties, by 
collecting and disseminating inforrrvation regarding foreign 
markets: and suggesting improved financing, selling and pur- 
chasing methods. These governmental agencies have already 
rendered and can render still greater assistance to merchants 
or manufacturers desirous of extending their foreign trade, 
but in the last analysis success is to be attained only by the 
courage, intelligence and efficiency of the merchants, the 
manufacturers and the bankers themselves, the coordination 
of their efforts, and their ability to cooperate with each other 
and with the Government departments created to serve them. 

"To meet world competition, however, American business, 

I using the term in its broadest implication, must be relieved 

of disadvantages imposed by legislation and protected by 

governmental action from possible discrimination in foreign 

markets. 

"The discussion in this Convention has emphasized the 
vital importance, as bearing upon the future of our foreign 
trade, of certain questions which are being, or should be. 
considered: 

"I. Doubt as to the application of the anti-trust laws to 
export commerce should be removed. Congress should 
promptly enact in principle the Webb bill now pending in 
the Senate with the modifications hitherto recommended by 
the Federal Trade Commission, to the end that American 
exporters generally, while marketing abroad the products of 
American agriculture and industry, may have the advantages 
of cooperative action in their efforts to meet foreign com- 
binations. 

"II. The chief duty of the United States Shipping Board 
should be to develop a sound national shipping policy calcu- 
lated to attain the following objects: 

"a. The increase of national income and of domestic 

prosperity by affording great facilities for the sale abroad 

of products of the soil and industry of the United States. 

and for the imp>ortation of foreign materials and products 

necessary to American life and industry." 

"b. The development, under the American flag, of trans- 
portation service with foreign countries and with the pos- 
sessions of the United States." 

"c. Aid to national defense, and maintenance of foreign 

commerce, whether the United States be belligerent or 

neutral." 

To render our foreign commerce reasonably independent of 
foreign carriers there will be required a merchant tonnage so 
great that it can only be sustained on the basis of ability to 
compete for the world's carrying trade with the vessels of 
other nations. Such disadvantages in cost of operation as are 
\ imposed by economic conditions should be offset by greater 
efficiency but it is the duty of the Government to offset those 
imposed by legislation. 

"III. While it is impossible to anticipate the future rela- 
tions of the nations now at war, with one another and with 
neutrals, it is certain that ante-bellum conditions will be 
radically altered. Commercial treaties under which the world's 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



173. .\ younK .\incrican 27 years, of age, graduate of 
I" iriicll, now ill Dutch Ka«.t Irulii-s wi.slir!> to return t«> United 
.States and desires a pertnuneiit position with good futun 
Has been in the Far l^a^t four years and is thoroughly 
iuniiliar with local conditions. Speaks Dutch and Malay 
tlucntly and would he a very valuable man fur any lirm wish- 
ing to extend their trade in that section of the coimiry. Best 
of references furnished. 

174. Secretary and oflice manager with good business ex- 
perience and practical knowledge gained while employed by 
large cor|)oration, also as public accountant. Has large ac- 
i|uaintnnce among business houses. Desirable connection 
more essential than salary. No objection to leaving San 
I'rancisco. 

175. Capable American, thoroughly experienced in freight 
tralTic matters, desires position. Has held position as traffic 
manager in large mercantile house. Can furnish excellent 
references as to character and ability. No objcclion to leav- 
ing the City. 

W-176. Young woman wishes secretarial position. Has 
had eight years experience, both here and abroad, also 
Mexico City. Takes dictation in Spanish, German, English 
and French. Can furnish best of references. 

W-177. Young woman wishes secretarial position. Has 
had experience in this line and is capable of handling cor- 
respon«lence. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-178. Two experienced drug salesmen wanted for whole- 
sale drug concern in Portland, Oregon. Territory to br 
covered, Oregon, Washington, and part of Iclahu. Must have 
best Pacific Coast recommendations to be considered Inti-r- 
vicw here. 

A-179. Wante<l experienced advertising solicitor lur posi- 
tion as .\dvertising Manager <>l morning daily paper in town 
of 6000. Write ads for nurchants, estimate on printing 
orders, etc. Tiood field and splendid opening for right party. 
State (jiialifications and experience. 

A-180. San Francisco firm wants to secure a young man 
to handle foreign correspondence — one who is willing to 
work hard and learn — a knowledge of stenography not nec- 
essary, but desirable. Knowledge of foreign languages not 
necessary. Must have knowledge of foreign commerce in a 



trade was conducted prior to August. 1914. have been rup- 
tured by the war. The negotiation of new agreements between 
the members of both belligerent groups, between these group- 
ings and neutrals, and the relations between the groups them- 
selves, will necessitate a complete readjustment of the ar- 
rangements formerly in force. The United States will inevi- 
tably be obliged to negotiate new commercial treaties to 
conform to the basis fixed by other nations to govern their 
relations with each other. The possible effects of Europ>ean 
economic alliances and preferential or discriminatory tariffs 
that may be imposed thereunder upon American treaty rela- 
tions and American trade should be given careful considera- 
tion by the Congress and by the proper Departments of the 
Government, including the Tariff Commission. 

"The State Department has already created a Bureau which 
is studying these problems. This Bureau should be enlarged 
and enabled to secure the services of experts. This work of 
the Department of State should be coordinated with the 
activities of the Department of Commerce, and both these 
Departments should cooperate closely with the Federal Re- 
serve Board, the Federal Trade Commission, the Shipping 
Board and the Tariff Commission when organized. The De- 
partment of State, through this Treaty Bureau, should consult 
with commercial organizations and business men individually 
in order that their needs may be taken into consideration. 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If /o- tre :rtlcrcs:cj *,-.l, lo f^orvign Trad* 0«partmtn| of 
»»»• ChamtMr of Commvrc* oiving numbar 






1401. i 
c\t»<»ricrv 



rrr»|ion(l hmIi 

: iruiik*. rallan 

linds and inallinK. pongee 



. . I.. ».. .I... I III i-avKiiiK UKMi/r |>ii\>iiors 

lat-ai)"' i«jrt\ «I,1iin io correspond with 
'. brsM and bonr 



c* to correspond with 



;■< I'pi r-, p. .ituil". Ktl 

' ' " ' with 

^ .irc, 

. ^ Lilies. 

with a view oi representation in the 

firm wishes to correspond with 
vith a view of reprcsrntatinii in 



•irni wishes lo correspond with irn- 
"afc Terms of sale on file, 
i-co (Cal I party on behalf of Holland 

ti.-» ui-lirs I,. ■ ,,rr,-.r,,,n,l viilli rxportCTS 

oj cannr<! 

1404. 1. with ex- 

IKtrters or gru»erb ui grain with a drsire oi making con- 
nections. 

140$. San FraH' il ) parly represrnting Chinese 

firm IS anxioii- t<> I with exporters of high Kradc 

' ' " le 

wishes to correspond with im- 

••i.ls f>l' rtf|>hrr tfr>»-»H< 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 
>)u|.|.Mik' . aiK.M H of ,.„ki. from Sun FrnnciKco to 
Siiiilji KoHalia iH II luoNt iinuNiial oicuraiWM'. Itiit the ^ 
St.niii.r Solano \v«m rharton-d tliiR woek hy A. F. 
.Mahony to inakt* two voya(r«'K tliort'. 

The Straini>r HciriiliiH latinchcd at th.- Inion Iron 
\\orkn .raiiiiary l><Mh for ('. Hmry Smith & Co. will 
Irav.' out on li.r iiiaid.-n voya»fr tlir (iiNt of .Manh nnd 
from Piijf.t Sonml thr miildlr of the month. CarRo 
f«»r S<iiith Aniiriran ports will ho takon. 

Thf wi.|| known ship Ivlward Scwall hax h.-on 
rharti-n-il for roni from nn Atlantic port to Hivi-r 
riatf at th«- rate of $'2o p.r ton. This line stn-l Hhip 
IH oapnhlf of i-arryinK' ov.r .'i.lHKi tons. Th.- Aun'rican 
Hawaiian St.aiinr K.>ntii.kian haK hfrn tak.n on a 
12 month .hartrr at .tJ^T.tHK) por month, for l'. S. 
South .\m«>rican tradi*. 

Dutrh Stoamor Arakan of the Java Parifir Lino of 
whirh John I). Sprockols & Hrotl.ors an- aK*-ntH which 
arrived here laiit woik from Matavia. etc. hrought 
87.744 pnokajfos of fn-i>rht. some of th.- principle 
items ronsi.sti>«l of .UM) harn-ls peanut oil: .Ti4H2 hajfH 
rieo; 1.2;i4 |.a«kaK<s chinawan-: 4(K'i haps In-ans; 50 
hajfH eofr.-e; 1..-.SS haps flour; a44(i packapes pepper; 
2.fKTl pa.kapoK wax; 7(M) paekapes caasiavera; 633 
bales homp; 'A eaflos eipars; 7.3(K) eases eoeoa oil; 
412 haps <MM-oa: 12.H21 pa.kapes kapok; 1.3.T2 n.lls mat 
tinp and eon.siderahic .hiiuiwar*'. tea. tohaero. otc 
There wa.s only 7,347 parkapes <.f this rarpo in transit. 

British St.am.'r Ttirn-t Crown with th.- Harpe St. 
Ijnvi.l in tow arriv.-.l at tin- Canal Zone <.n February 
12th from Taeoma. Moth these vessels carried a ^ 
earpo representing 3.r,H«>.7«n foot of lumber, shipped 
by W. H. (trace & Company, to he used about the 
<'anal Zone hy the Tnited States Government. 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 



BASIS FOR TRANSCONTIN 
PROPOSED B 

The brief of the Chamber in the transcontimiital 
canes forwanled to Washinjrton Febrtmry loth last, 
after prest-ntinp the invitation that counsel suppest 
a permanent basis for these rates contained in the 
remarks of Kxaminer Thurtell delivered at the close 
of the trans<*ontinental hearings Deeemher 15, 1016. 
proceeds to Hot forth the following constructive plan 
for a comprehensive order of the Commission. The 
Commissifm has stated that it is their desitrn. if pos- 
sible, to nttnin a permanent basis for the adjustment 
of this |> _' problem. The plan proposed in the 

brii'f is ;• ~ 

WEST BOUND -A GENERAL ORDER OF THE 
COMMISSION AUTHORIZING THE CARRIERS TO 
FILE TARIFFS TO SEA COMPETITIVE PORTS ON 
SEA COMPETITIVE COMMODITIES AT RATES 
NOT LESS THAN 50c PER 100 LBS RATES TO 
INTERIOR POINTS TO BE MADE BY ADDING 
THE LOCAL FROM THE PORT UNTIL THE COM 
BINATION MEETS AND EQUALS THE REASON- 
ABLE RATE PER SE 

EAST BOUND THE SAME METHOD. ADDING 
THE FULL LOCAL TO THE PORT. 

The sea competitive commo<lities mentioned in the 
proposed rule would be those now canned in Sched- 
xiles H anil C. for these have alreadv been found to 



ENTAL TERMINAL RATES 
Y CHAMBER 

Im- s.a eomprtitiv.-. other eommodities could be added 
on special application to the Commi.ssion with the 
proper showing of the .sea movement. 

It is also demonstrated in this brief that the so-called 
rate back from the port which is added to the sea 
competitive rate to make the combination rate apply- 
ing at an interior point is really not a rate at all. 
but merely a measure of the proximity of any partie- 
ular locality to the seaport. 

If the <arriers in any particular instance find it 
necessary to make rates to the port lower than the 
minimum established by the general order, they may 
make ai»|»lication to the Commission, and the* Com- 
mission has authority to grant such nppli(uti<ms upon 
proper proofs. Hut as t(» the gineral run (.f terminal 
rates, the carriers might und.-r this general ord«r file 
tarifTs from time to time without previotis application 
to the Commi.ssion. just ns they do now under the 
Sehedule H an<l the percentage order of the Commis- 
sion, which has been sustained by the United States 
Supreme Court as a lawful order. 

In the transcontinental cases there were over one 
hundred appearances, and copies of this brief were 
sent to all who entered their apftearanccs at the hear- 
ings. These appearances re|)resented shipping points 
situated in all parts of the I'nited States 



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 




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The Commercial. Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the Pacific Coast 
EVERY THURSDAY — MAH( II 1st. 1917 



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OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 



Washington. D. C. Feb. 28. 1917. 

CONGRESS IS JAMMED WITH WORK AND EXCITED REGARDING PRESIDENT WILSONS REQUEST 
cr^D iiwi TMTTFn POWER TO DEAL WITH SUBMARINE PERIL. 

STRONrOP^OSITION AGAINST GRANTING UNDEFINED POWER HAS DEVELOPED AMONG REPUB^ 
lIcANS AND SOME DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE THREATS OF FORCING AN EXTRA SESSION BY 
DEFEATING BIG APPROPRIATION BILLS. IN THESE BILLS ARE SCORES OF ITEMS AFFECTING 
CrUFORN^A SENATE WILL PASS PHELAN AMENDMENT APPROPRIATING $1,500,000 TOWARD AC- 
OUI ITI^^^^^ OF NEW NAVAL BASE ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY. THERE IS 
OPPOSITION m HOUSE HOWEVER AND FIGHT IS EXPECTED WHEN BILL REACHES CONFLM.- 
ENCE HOUSE MEMBERS ARE ALSO OBJECTING TO SENATE AMENDMENT ^HOVIDING POR 
NEW SUBMARINES. PART OF WHICH ARE TO BE BUILT ON PACIFIC COAST. WAR DEPARTMENT 
HA^ RECEIVED REPORT FROM BOARD OF ENGINEERS REGARDING PROPOSED SAN FRAN- 
CISCO OAKLAND BRIDGE. REPORT WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC UNTIL PASSED UPON BY CHIEF 
OF ENGINEERS AND SECRETARY BAKER. IF RIVER AND HARBOR BILL IS MASSED IT WILL 
PROBABLY CONTAIN PHELAN AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR STUDY OF PINOLE SHOALS TO 
MAINTAIN DFPTH OF 35 FEET. THIS BILL HOWEVER IS AMONG THOSE WHICH MAY BE DE- 
FEATFD ENTIRELY. SITUATION IN CONGRESS IS WITHOUT PRECEDENT ON ACCOUNT THREAT- 
ENED WAR AND EXPERIENCED LEGISLATORS NOT PLACING TOO MUCH HOPE ON PASSAGE OF 
BIG BI^LS SEVERAL INFLUENTIAL DEMOCRATS ARE SECRETLY ASSISTING REPUBLICANS 
IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO FORCE EXTRA SESSION. ^ 



THE SERVICE OF THE " ACTIVITIES • 
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Th.- -Activitirs- of tlH- Chamber ha.s bocoino a recOKniml medium by wbieb ..ur members and 
others interoHted are informed of the doin,?s of the Chamber. The "Activities" is also a medn.m throu.M, 
whieh notiees of eominff events may be issued. Members of the Chamber who hold plural memberslups 
have been asked to .lesi^nate representatives to whom Admission Cards ean be issued. These representa- 
tives are placed on the mailing list and will receive the "Activities" and other matter ma, ed from the 
offices of the Chamber. Heads of firms or any offieers who desire to be plaee.l on the ( hamber s UKnlwe 
list for tbi»! vorvi--.- v^hniild s.-nd in sui-b nanus at ome. ^^ 



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CHARITTES ENDORSEMENT COlfMITTEE 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

Itofriiiiiiii^; with tin* Ikmh- of ' -'li, 1017. of 

'thr- wi-.kly ArtiviticM. tli«' ('hariti- .Hunt Coin- 

•• will ptiMixli otti-h w»*ck an artioii- hy an " Kx- 

it«»r" Khnwini; donont to charity tho mothods 

ii<i..| hy fratidiilont »oli«'itorR in their varioiLs achemcs 

o( Milioitation. 



HAVE YOU SENT IN FOR A NOTICE TO 
SOLICITORS "^ 

HAVE YOU SENT IN FOR SOLICITORS AP- 
PLICATION BLANKS'? 

HAVE YOU SENT IN FOR A LIST OF CHARIT. 
ABLE ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSED BY US? 

IF NOT, call up the Charities Kndorsenient f'om- 
niitlri' Hiireaii of Infonnation. Kearny 112: ask for 
the ForniM and tell thi-ni yonr troiihles. 

The (^ommittee will savr you money and help 
fharity. 

TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

tHmUnmmtmr Chaa W Fay haa notlfled (ho Chnmb«r of the fol- 
lewtnc aKninc dates and cloainc timea of TrmnM-Paclflc Malla. 
haaiJ on th« Ut*at Information fumlahed by ateamahlp companlea 
Tb«7 ar« aubjvct to chans* oo doUo*. {"apcr mall for Hawaiian 
and Phillpplna Ialai>da dOM* on« boor aarllar than Uma cItmi. 



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Ordln.iry MmII 
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R«Ciater«d 

MaII CIoms 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



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l»«|Mit i^tiarttTMiaiitcr. Fori .Ma«««m. Calif., will re- 
ceive liidn for fiirniNhinK MUppliis on th<* following 
dalrs : 

March 15th, at 11 :(H) a. ni. for furniKliinir frcHl< i f 

tilth and other articlcK of Kul>KiNtance KUpplicH. 

March .'ith. iit 11 (Ml a. in. for furniNhinK tent pinn 
and tent poli-K. 

March 7th. at I0:(M) a. m. for fnrniKhing 1.000 
vi'inMT packing boxes. 

March 7th. at 11 :00 a. m. for furniMhinf? dried fish, 
tidiir, jams, canned goods and other artielcH.of suh- 
NiKtencc Hiip|)lieK. 

The I'ltrcha.sinK Agent for the P»»stofTice Depart- 
ni«nt. Washington. D. ('. will open Itids at 11 :<M) a. m. 
for fiirniKhing canvaa KatchelM. canvas saeks. cotton 
towels, cotton cloth, cheese cloth, flags. leather belt- 
ing. etc. Dlanks and specifioations will he furnished 
upon apiilieation to the Purchasing Agent. 

Mareh I'itli. at 10:(M) a. in. sal soda, sawdust and 
artii'les of stationery. 

The Purchasing Agent, Alaskan F^ngineering Com- 
mission, Seattle, Washington, will recj-ive bids until 
11:00 a. ni. March 14tli. for furnishing f, o. b. pier 
in Seattle, paints, oils and l»rush«'s. S|)ecincationN 
and blanks can be se«Mired from the jtiireau of Mines, 
No. .'>(in ('iistnin llousc. San Fraiirisco. 



PROPOSED CHINESE SOCIETY 

l-iilly apprrci.ilinR the imporlancc of fnlurc commercial re- 
lations with the Chinese Republic and the vast possibilities 
of our exporters and importers in cxtcndinR business relations 
with that section, a number of our prominent merclianis and 
educators have, at the suRKestion of the Hon Julcan H. 
.\rnoId. U. S. Commercial Attache to PekinR. started the 
formation of a "China Society." The objects of this Society 
are the better undcrstandinR of Chinese conditions and re- 
quirements: the cncouraRcmeni in our schools and colleRes 
of the study of Chinese History, Literature. GeoRraphy and 
Commerce; the drawing together of the merchants of both 
Republics that each may the better understand the other and 
work for the mutual benefit of both. To-day our schools 
and colleges study the Literature. Art and Languages of the 
old Roman and Greek Empires which have long since sunk 
into oblivion yet with a nation whose History and Literature 
extends back for many centuries wc know nothing and yet 
that nation is not only not dead but is on the Itrink of be- 
coming the greatest commercial factor in the world. With 
its four hundred million people who are about to open up 
mines, richer than probably any oilier section of the world, 
with its people clamoring for American machinery, manu- 
factures and other articles of civilization, the .American people 
are ignoring this rich field where a friendly people stand 
ready and eager to boy our goods and become better ac- 
quainted and endeavoring to find markets where competition 
is a thou-iand times more acute and where the possibilities 
are practically limited. 

The Orient is San Francisco's future market; the Chinese 
people are our friends and wc have, in that country, an op- 
portunity such as never was offered to any people at any time. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CASE 
Tin- fftVctivo dat«' of tlio rati's in t«» tln» SiuTamciito 
ViiIN'V, fixed l»y the Commission's n-eent deeision, 
has heen fnrtluT extended for twenty days from 
Mandi 4tli. s<» that the ffTi'etive date in now Man-li 
24th n.xt. 

It is odd tliat th«' t'omiiiission sho\tld adhere to 
the system of hop, skip an«l jump ditTir«ntials in the 
Saeramento Valhy as between San Kraiu-iseo and 
Oakhmd, whieh results from the appliiation of tiie 
distance seheme of tariff making whieh the Commis- 
sion has orden'd into Sacramento Valley points up 
to th«' state lin«'. The present inditations art- that 
the carriers will takr this ease into tin- courts, so that 
it may he determined whether the yardstick system 
is to heeome the rule of rate making; in California. 

Minimum Carload Weights 

Application No. 17.'»;; oi F. \V. (iomph to raise 
minimiMu carload weights in California has been with- 
drawn. This matter has been pending before the 
Commission for upwards of a year, and two hearings 
have been held, one in San Francisco and one in Los 
Angeles. The Traffic Htireau opposed the raising of 
the carload miiiimums, and the Commission took the 
position that the carriers had not presented sufficient 
evidence to justify the granting of their petition, so 
the matter was continued for further hearing and the 
carriers have now with<lrawn their application. 

The Hureau does not oppose rea.sonable carload 
' Jninimums, in fact the evidence shows that minimums 
are usimlly exceeded in the loading of ears, but on 
the other hand, there is a necessity for the continu- 
ance of minimums which are lower than can be loaded 
into the ear, beeau.se of the necessities of small dealers 
in the interior who cannot load beyond the tariff 
minimum.s a.s at present constituted. 

We understand that the carriers now propose to 
consult shippers individually with respect to the com- 
nutilities upon which they seek to raise the minimums 
ami to ascertain in this way what are the commercial 
retpiirements of the situation. This is the right way 
to go about the matter aiul to adjust the situati(Ui to 
till- rcsi>«i-ti\ .' iii-rds nf file shippers and c-.iiii.rs alike. 

New Bill of Lading 

The Pacific Steamship Company has issued a new 
form of bill of lading, both straight bill aiul order 
liill. and in their Circular No. 14-A they advise that 
they have the new forms ready for distribution and 
that they comply with the provisions of the Ponierene 
Bill, whieh became effective the first of January. On 
and after the first of March the Pacific Steamship 
Company will require all shipments tendered for 
transportation to be accompanied by bills of lading 
made out on tlie.sc new forms. A supply of the new 
forms can be .secured on application to the freight 
traffic department of the Pacific Steamship Com- 
pany. 112 Market Street, or from Agent H. K. Mc- 
) Donald. Pier IH. 

A MAN'S value in the world is estimated and paid 
for according to the ability he uses, not what he 
possesses. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



181. I'.ii^jlishiiian. .^0 years ol' a^c, rclialilc. nuuil salesman, 
Ku d appearance, with executive ability. .Many years com- 
nitrcial traveler, wishes to hear from firm who can use 
his services in any way. Mas just returned from Kn^land. 
Knows Canada well. Hest of references furnished. 

182. Sales manaKcr and advertising director would like 
to comnumicate with some one neediuK a hi^h Krade Latin 
.American representative ThorouKhly acquainted with South 
.Ami-rican husiiuss conditions. Speaks, reads and writes 
the Spanish laiiKnaKe with a<!ep(nes8. 

183. .American, aged 50, married, family — five years ex- 
ecutive and manager of producing oil company, abso ex- 
perienced in investment bank, fire insurance and business 
generally on broad lines. Desires enijaKement in .San 
l-'rancisco. Good references as to character and ability 
to make good. Will accept moderate salary having future 
prospects. Is (|ualiliod for responsible or confidential 
position. 

184. American mining; man, 43 years of age, married and 
family wishes position as erecting engineer or machinist, 
floor or benoli han<l. Competent to take full charge of any 
mining or machine plant. .Speaks Spanish. French and 
German. 

185. Young man with commercial school and college 
education. One year general office work — bookkeeping for 
large milling firm desires position in general oflficc with 
opportunity for advancement along executive lines. 

186. A thorough accountant possessing an experience 
covering large number of diversified business interests and 
holding certificate as Certified Public Accountant desires 
position with a firm of sufficient size to warrant the serv- 
ices of a high grade man. 

187. A thoroughly competent high class executive wishes 
position as manager of ship|)ing, exporting and importing 
firm. 29 years experience in this capacity with large San 
Francisco firm. Has knowledge of the Spanish language, 
is free to travel, and can furnish excellent references. 

188. Professional man with executive ability would like 
ofTice position, secretaryshij) or clerical. Best of references 
.IS to cliar.icter and aliility. Ten years e\i)eriencr as 
lecturer and minister. 



REPORT OF CHIEF INSPECTOR 

GRAIN TRADE ASSOCIATION. SAN FRANCISCO 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, FOR YEAR 

ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1916. 

INSPECTIONS 



DOMESTIC 

Quantity tons 

Barley \5i.fiOf> 

Malt'. 1.372 

Wheat 3(X) 

Rye „ _ - 2V) 

Hay 4,000 



MISCEI.I.AVFOUS 

sacks 

Beans 102.659 

Rice ( Finished) 2n..5SO 

Rice (Paddy) ... 8.954 

Onions ....(crates) 3.425 

Codfish (cases) l.IOO 

Salmon (rases) l.O.'JO 

Tallow . (I'.Ms) 1,139 

Hops ....(Bales) 52 

Old News ..(Bales) 1.700 

Coffee Bags 21.000 

Grain 13,250 



ORIENTM. 

sacks 
Peas 1 9.4X4 

Mustard .See«l 9.793 

Rape 6,314 

Sunflower 2.210 

Pepper 2.288 

Peanuts 13.493 

Walnnis 3.674 

Starch 3.900 

Sugar 2,000 

Apricot Pits .»™. 851 

Garlic „(case8) 1.634 

Oil (cases) 6,000 

Potash „ 80 

Napthaline (barrels) 286 



Total (packages) 



Total No. 



72.007 

Cars handled 
6.539 



Total No. 



Total (packages) 174.909 



tons weiffhed.- 
J5S.972 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

U fti ar* inl»r««t*d writ* (e Forwlgn Trail* Department Of 
th« Ch«ffib«r of Cemmarc* giving numbar 



1407. 



I', ft l*ri.K'r.-*% i !!rifi»h <'..liiriif.|.-» » jnrtv «i^fir, t,i 



1408. (.(Olhrnbenr (^we«le«) firm wi«|ir« to correspond 
with exporter* in a" " -^■min, etc. 

1409. >la>M«'.i .' .ml with 

!iu iiutihl be lutrrctled in 



1410. . 
c\|>.>ftcr> 

Mil. - 
\ari<>ii« I 



uUi; parly wUbcs lo corretpond with 



.•111 \ .11 iiiir |i. 'MS. II >;> I ■« 

^(ationrr», cordials, wino. 



1412. Kan»a» Cily (Mo.) firm would like to correspond 
with imporlrrt of bcanft. 



OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESENTATION 

IN ORIENT 

Th«' rt'prt'Mi'ntativr of a San Kniiu-isco tirm will 

Iravf almut Man-li tifti'rn fur nn t'Xteiuli'd trip to 

tlit> I'hilippincM, Diitrh Ka^t Iiulies, Au.stralia, New 

7 land. China and Japan. San Franci.sco or Pacific 

^t iiianufat*liircn< or ri'prrsi-ntativr.s of Ka.stcrn 

iti|f to make conncction.s in any 

>M (;ct in touch hy communicating 

uiih thr Koft-ign Trade Department of the riiamher. 



SAN FRANCISCOS OPPORTUNITY 

Til.- 11,1 I '. .ill \f:..'' ('. T.Murcial .\ttachcc to the 

> at Tokio. Japan, waii 

- at their ur. lly liinrli- 

.). Mr. Arnold ga%c a very J; • i.ilW 

•^!'diijon«» in the Orient and tin 

': a manufacinriiiK a^c 1 his. 

ITY" for this country's cx- 

for -Xtncrica's prestise in 
• ••'»• return l»v iIm- ...nmrv 
-tern of I 
Y M. I 
l.iyed (perhaps uncon 
in the interior to the 



^tipeciofii) 



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TELEGRAPH NOTE 

The Western I ni.ui I", i. ^,'i;ii>ii « umpntjy lia.s pnb- 
lished the following circular: 
Circular No. 71 : 

"The Japanese administration, having given notiei 
that telptrramn are not accepted in the Japanese Herv- 
ice except at Hcnders risk, will not entertain any 
claimN or requ«*st.s for information and will not re- 
fund any tolU. " 

FLOOD CONTROL 
R»«pre<M»nt.itiv*»«« fr«>M» hII states. (*oming mostly from 
1 ts of Transportation Com- 

; ttions, etc.. will meet in N«'W 

Orleans. April Ird. 4th and 5th. to attend the 
National <'on.si'rvation Congress. The suhject for th«- 
coming meeting is "Floods a National Problem" and 
it will he covered in a comprehensive way by prom- 
inent speakers technically fpialified to present the dif- 
ferent phases of flood control. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

The Robert Dollar Co. announce the following / 
future sailingw for China. Japan, IMiilip|)ines and 
Vladivohiock. Sailing frtim San Francisro about 
March Uoth .' ,<• .Muru and 

about April ].'•: i .Maru. From 

Van«ou\<T about .Maiili l..tli l;nn>li St«nmcr Harold 
Dollar !»• Im- followid by liritish Sttaincr Hazel Dollar 
about April ftth. 

Local custom authorities have been instructed to 
withhold information regarding outward foreign 
nuinifcsts. The ruling which has been in eflfcct in 
Kasturn ports is to be made gmrral througluuit the 

• untry. 

Tin- Kolph Navigation and Coal Co. have |>tirchased 
till* wi>ll known Hcndi\M-M shipyards on lluniboldt 
Day. Thi'y will build s«\cral barges for their own 
use in the coast coal carrying tnulc. Two powerful 
steel tugs are to be Imilt at the Cnion Iron Works 
to tow the barges. 

Si'hooncr Snow & HurgcKs arrived in port last week 
from .Milbourne bringing l.rwxi tons of wheat con- 
sigiifti to Balfour. (Juthric & Com|)any. Darkcntine 
City of Sydney li-ft Port Piric on February *J«Mh for 
this port with 2.1MK> tons ore aboard. 

Anumgst the cargo arriving from Central America 
on the Pacific Mail Steamer Pennsylvania on Febru- 
ary 21st was .'M,:t7G bags cofTce ami 2,00') bags sugar. 
\ small lot of the coflTee wa.s for export beyond San 
Francisco. The fieo. W. Elder under charter to the 
same company arrived on 2Mrd having P>..'{r>0 bags 
cofTce and 2.n.'>.') bags sugar for San Francisco. j 

The last of the three new steamers pun-hasi-d last 
year by the Pacific Mail S. S. Co. for the Pacific 
Coast service of the company arrives here from New 
York via way ports on March 1st. This vessel, the 
Colombia will leave otit from San rFancisco for 
Japan. China and Philippines on March 10th. A 
monthly sailing will be provided. 

On Fi'bruary 24tb. the tonnage on the way to San 
Francisco from foreign |»orts was 312.070. On the 
same date last year the tonnage was 00.232. 

Motor Ship S. I. Allanl arrived here last week in 
tow from Columbia Hiver to have engines installed, 
after which vessel will proceed back to the river to 
loa<l lumber for Australia, having been chartered by 
the American Trading Company for two trips. This 
vessel has a carrying capacity for 2.0(K1,000 feet 
Ininbor. 

EL CAMINO SIERRA 
The Board of Din-i-tors of tin- Chamber ha« ap- 
|>rovrd the report of the Hiirhways Committee recom- 
mending that H. R. Bill No. IfiTsH introduced by 
Concressman John K. Kaki-r. for the construction of 
Kl ('amino Sierra beginning at Lake View, Oregon 
nrd extending through Alturas. thence south through 
Tahoe. Big Pine Mojave and terminating at Tios 
•Vt'ireles. be endorsed. 

MOTOR TRUCKS MADE IN SAN FRANCISCO 
The San Francisco motor truck factories turned out 
during lOlfi. 2').') motor trucks vahied at approximately 
$fi(>0.(*f^. This is another infant indtistry which is 
assuming healthy propftrtions. 




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Vol. 4 



The Commercial, iinancial, Induslrial and Governmental Metropolis oj the l^acific Loasl 
KVKKY THUKSDAV — MAK( II Srii. lUl 7 



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OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 



Washington. D. C., March 7, 1917. 

FAILURE OF AMFNDMFNT TO APPROPRIATE $1 500.000 TOWARD ACQUISITION OF A NEW NAVAL 
BASE AT SAN FRANCISCO DOES NOT DISCOURAGE SENATOR PHELAN AND OTHER CALIFORNIANS. 
THIS AMFNDMFNT WAS FORCED OUT OF NAVAL BILL IN CLOSING HOURS. NOT BECAUSE OF 
DIRECT OPPOSITION. BUT ON ACCOUNT OF IMMENSE SIZE OF NAVAL BILL. THERE IS PROSPECT 
OF EXTRA SESSION VERY SOON AND STRONG EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO PUSH THIS LEGISLA- 
TION THROUGH. 

IN MEANTIME. PACIFIC COAST RECEIVES $35,000,000 TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF TWENTY SUB- 
MARINES. THESE VESSELS MUST ALL BE BUILT ON PACIFIC COAST. THE NAVAL BILL ALSO 
MAKES LIBERAL PROVISIONS FOR MARE ISLAND YARD. 

AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HELM NAVAL COM- 
MISSION TO COMPLETE ITS INVESTIGATION BUT THE AMENDMENT WAS RULED OUT. 
PRESIDENT WILSON'S TERRIFIC ARRAIGNMENT OF SENATE FILIBUSTERS HAS CREATED GREAT 
SENSATION. SFNATE DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING UP PROPOSITION TO AMEND RULES AND BIG 
FIGHT IS IN PROSPECT. MANY FRIENDS OF PRESIDENT ARE URGING HIM TO CALL EXTRA 
SESSION WITHOUT WAITING FOR SENATE TO AMEND RULES. THEY POINT TO CRITICAL SITUA- 
TION CONFRONTING ARMY WHICH WILL SOON BE WITHOUT FUNDS AND UNABLE TO CARRY 
FORWARD VITALLY NECESSARY INCREASES. ALL MONEY APPROPRIATED FOR THE NAVY IS 
IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE BUT THE ARMY IS WORKING ON REMNANT OF APPROPRIATION MADE 
LAST YEAR AND NO NEW PREPAREDNESS MEASURES CAN BE UNDERTAKEN TILL CONGRESS 
ACTS. 

OTHER INTERESTS ARE URGING PRESIDENT TO CALL AN EXTRA SESSION ON ACCOUNT OF 
FAILURE OF WEBB BILL AND WESTERN OIL AND LEASING BILLS. IT'S BELIEVFD HERE THAT 
IF PRESIDENT IS CONVINCED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL PROMPTLY ORGANIZE AND 
SUPPORT DEFENSE MEASURES. HE WILL CALL EXTRA SESSION EVEN IF HE KNOWS REPUBLICANS 
WILL CAPTURE HOUSE. 

FROM OUR SACRAMENTO OFFICE 

Sacramento. California. March 6. 1917. 
FACING OVER 2.500 PROPOSED MEASURES THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES OF THE PRESENT SES- 
SION HAVE ENTERFD SERIOUSLY ON THE WORK OF ELIMINATION AND RECOMMENDATION. 
LARGELY ELIMINATION. AMONG THE NUMBER ARE MANY BILLS WHICH. IF ENACTED. WILL 
PROVE SERIOUS HANDICAPS TO THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE. 
THE LEGISLATIVE BUREAU OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS DIGESTED ALL THE BILLS 
DIRECTLY AFFECTING LABOR. BANKS. AGRICULTURE. MARKETS. MOTOR VEHICLES. PUBLIC 
UTILITIES AND ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. THESE DIGESTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO EACH OF THE 
411 COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE STATE AND TO THE INTERESTS AFFECTED. 
THE BUREAU HAS ESTABLISHED HEADQUARTERS AT THE SACRAMENTO HOTEL. WHERE ANY 
MEMBER IS WELCOME. AND IS PRIVILEGED TO WRITE AND DEFINE HIS POSITION ON ANY 
MEASURE. ALSO TO REQUFST A HEARING ON ANY BILL. SUCH HEARING WILL BE ARRANGED 
BY THE BUREAU AND THE MEMBER NOTIFIED OF THE DATE AND PLACE. 

THE PRINCIPAL MEASURES INTRODUCED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARE THE PUBLIC 
UTILITIES MEDIATION BILL. THE ANTI-BOYCOTT BILL. AND THE BILL CALLING FOR A COM- 
MISSION TO REVISE CORPORATION LAWS OF THE STATE AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 
LIMITING THE LIABILITY OF STOCKHOLDERS 



THE SERVICE Of THE CHAMBER OE COMMERCE 



SEE ISSUE MARCH TWENTY-SECOND 



40 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



SAN FUANCISCO CHAMIUCH 
OF COMMKWCK AC'llVl rilCS 

Entered u Mcondcl*»> maitcr jAnuaxy 7, 1913. «l the Fo«t 

Oflic* at San Francikco. California, under 

the act of March 3. 1879. 

Subtcrif r |-i(tjf Cents per Year. 

I" w«»rHv by the 

SAS FRA\CI>>«> Li ' OK COMMERCF.. 

Merrhania EBchanse 465 California St. 

San r jr ■.^ . 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



CONSERVATION OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY 

III A rit to iiifiirin till i'Ihsmch of 

• itiz' Ms ri>lntion to induHtry nnd its 

nninr on thi'ir own prosperity, th«' Inchistrial 

Di-partnu'Ut of thr National AKKOciation of 

tiiri^ni in Hiipplyin^ K<Iiifational poKt*>rK to all 

p. T'.'-ris who will put tlu-m in tlwir xtori', shop, offioo 

or fartorv. A xample of thr |»ostor (whirh is H>x2.'> 

■< Ik'Iow. The Cliamhfr has a mnnlu'r 

and will disirilnit** thi-m upon appli- 

i*Hlliill. 



EVERY BUSINESS HAS 
THREE PARTNERS 


Capital — Th.- Km 
liahor — Th»' Kmp 
The Piibli..— Tho 


plover 
loyee 
< 'onsiimer. 


No lndiiKtr>' ean thrive 
the three is tacking. 

No Mu.sini'KM ran siiccee 
«»r inditTi>r«*nt partner. 


if Co- 
d that 


operation amon^ 
has a di.shonest 


Kn-'li I'artiiiT ■lUis a .) 


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THE 


PARTNERS 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

ro«trmi«trr r-hnu W K»> h.-m n'^".r.r,^ -h.- '"h.irnb«r of th« fd- 
lowinc •-» ■» and cl'- ' .VfalU. 

b**M] on nfornuktli ' : .tnlea 

Th»y ar* • ■ chanc* • • ■ m iwallan 

aad Philippine Uianda doaea one buur eArller than lime (tvan. 



Daatlnalloa 



8t««in«r 



Laava Data 



Ordinary Mall 
I Cloaca Ferry 



R««1at«r«d 

Mall Cloaaa 

Farry 



Anatralla 
New Zaaland 
China -Japan 

kt.tr. :i.'\. I i 
HawaU 



Guam. M.I. 
Tahiti 



V«ntttrm 

Ma nan 

Sononta 

•Makura 

Manoa 

i'alooina 

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8. F. , 

8. F. Apr il i 

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Korea Maru 

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IMPORTANT 
CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 

In order that our readers may understand the slang 
terms and phrases used by the fraudulent solicitors 
in their work, a description of the viirious method! 
useii by them will be published laeh week in the 
"Activities" in which dcMTiption tin- sialic terras 
will appear, the meaning of which follow: 

"TAl' ' or 'TAriOCA" is applied to the firms or 
individuals that are easy and liberal givers to charity, 
tickets, prizes or program advertising. 

"SOFT"' is the term Uhcd when the "TAl*" gives 
cash. 

■•(jOlNO SOFT" is the term used when the solicitor 
does not turn in the caah. 

•ONE IIINDKED PKliCKNTKlf is applied to the 
solicitor thai w«»rk8 strictly "the bunk." 

Facts to be remembered by the readers 

When you give to one of these sulicitors, you go 
down on the book in the olTice for future reference 
as follows: Name, Address, Amount, Whether Check, 
Ca«sh, Contract, Tickets or a l'ri/.«*, so you see that by 
past experiences the s<»licitor knows who to see, who 
is the "Tap" in your firm, just how much you give, 
what you give to, whether you give a check or cash 
and the amount you give. 

Solicitors exchange "Taps" or a solicitor may go 
from one ofTii-e to another taking; the name of a 
Tap" along with him. Throu(;li the exchange of 
"Taps" .Mr. Solicitor knows your hobby, and knows 
just about what you are going to say when you arc 
approached by him. You can't "stall" liim about 
taking it up with the Committee or the iioard of 
Directors because he knows that you are the one that 
k'ives. 

.Ml the solicitors are very familiar with the "Taps" 
names, and are very interested if they happen to see 
your name in the paper, so don't be surprised if Mr. 
Solieitor should remark that ".Mr. X of the Commit- 
tee told him that he might not be able to find you in 
owing to your vacation, etc. 

All of their solicitation is one misrepresentation 
after another. They prefer to work proj)«)sitions that 
they can "club" you into line with. They make you 
think that its good business and get away with it 
90',i of the time. 

Next week "THE PROOAM MENACE." 

HAVE YOU SENT FOR THE NOTICE TO 
SOLICITORS CARDS LIST OF ENDORSED 

CHARITIES AND APPLICATION BLANKS"? 

CALL UP THE CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE. Kearny 112. 



11, .III for Japan, China and 
1 1 and apedaUr addraaacd cor- 



NATIONAL ORANGE DAY 

During the past twelve months, the American 
public consumed r>.760,0(X),(KK) oranges. Did you get 
your share! If not, remember that next Saturday, 
March 10th, is National Orange Day. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



Jl 



THE MEDIATION AND ANTI-BOYCOTT BILLS 



It \vj11 l»t' 111' inttTi'st tit mfinlnTs of the ('liainlttr 
of t'oninuTi'i' to read tin- l'ollt»wiiij» Hrtifles rxplaiiiinj; 
thf Anti-lV)yc«>tt iJill. S.iiatf Hill N»>. ti'.>'), iutrotlui-td 
by Si'Uator Hallanl of Los An|?t'li's. aiul the .Mciliation 
Hill, Assi'iiiMy liill No. 'kW, iutrodiu-od hy Assnuiily- 
niaii Ooettiiig of San Francisco. These are two 
measures that are reeeivinj; the support of this C'ham- 
her at the pre.sent session of the legislature. 

In addition to supporting these measures, this 
iinher will t»ppose the so-ealled .Model Anti-lnjunc- 
1 Hill introduced at the present session l>y the 
.\meritan Federation of Labor. 

CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ACT 

Safeguarding the Public Interests in Industrial Disputes 
Affecting Public Service 

The California Mediation Act introduced at the present 
session of the Legislature by Assemblyman Goetting, with 
the full support of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 
is a measure of State-wide mterest and proposes to do for 
California what President Wilson believes should be done for 
the nation with respect to mediation in strikes and lockouts 
on interstate railroads. 

The California Mediation Bill will afTect strikes and lock- 
outs in connection with any State public utility such as rail- 
road companies, telegraph and telephone companies, and light, 
heat, water and power companies. 

Where a strike or a lockout affects a public utility, like a 
railroad, or a telegraph company, or a light or power com- 
pany, not only the comfort but the material welfare of a 
great portion, and in some cases of all, of the public will 
necessarily be directly affected by a strike. The farmer who 
wants to ship his products to market, often products of a 
perishable nature, feels the effect of a railroad strike. 

The whole industrial activity of the State would be affected 
by a strike on the telegraph or telephone companies. A power 
company strike might affect interurban communications or 
tie up industrial establishments dependent on the power 
generated and thus affect the employment of their employees. 
Whole communities might go without light in the case of a 
strike on a lighting company. In all these possible cases, the 
interest of the public is paramount to the interest of any 
employer or any set of employees. 

The California Mediation Act does not deny the right to 
strike: it merely suspends that right during the time of a 
public investigation. It does not affect strikes or lockouts, 
except those occurring on public utilities. 

The Mediation Act provides for a Board of Mediation to 
reconcile differences arising between employer and employees 
connected with State public utilities. In the event of the 
findings of the board not being acceptable to either party, the 
right either to strike or lockout still remains. The act sus- 
pends the right of strike or lockout during this public inves- 
tigation and report. The basic principle of the act is that 
public opinion must prevail, but that it should be an intelli- 
gent public opinion formed after a full knowledge of the 
facts. 

The principles involved in this law have been tried success- 
fully in Canada under what is there known as the "Industrial 
Disputes Investigation Act," which has been in force there 
since 1907. In a recent official report showing the operation 
of the Canadian Act since its adoption in March, 1907, it 
appears that as a result of this Act ninety per cent of the 
threatened strikes and lockouts have been avoided in those 
industries to which the Act applies. Taking one Canadian 
fiscal year, as an example, the average time taken to inves- 
tigate and report upon a dispute referred under the Canadian 
Act was forty-nine days. 

The American Federation of Labor, in its recent conven- 
tion at Baltimore, unanimously declared its opposition to the 



suggestions of President Wilson with respect to compulsory 
mediation. It appears likely, therefore, that the representa- 
tives of organued labor will oppose the passage of the Cali- 
.ornia Mediation Act at the present session of the California 
i^egislature. 1 he issue involved in this Mediation Act is the 
simple issue: Shall the people rule? or, in matters in which 
the public at large are vitally interested, shall the people be 
ruled by a class.' 

Before the public is subjected to the discomfort, to the loss, 
to the injury resulting from a strike or lockout on a public 
utility, they are surely entitled to know what the dispute is 
about, to form their opinion concerning the merits of the 
dispute and to bring to bear upon the settlement of that 
dispute the force of a carefully matured public opinion. 

This in substance is what the Mediation Act will accom- 
plish: and if the Mediation Act should fail of passage, the 
vital interests of the public must continue to be made sub- 
ordinate to the clash of personal interests between employer 
and employee connected with the public utility services of 
the State. 

ANTI-BOYCOTT LAW 
Prohibits Sympathetic Strikes and Secondary Boycotts 

The anti-boycott bill introduced at the present session of 
the California legislature by Senator Ballard of Los Angeles, 
and supported by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 
is designed to make the sympathetic strike and the secondary 
boycott unlawful. 

There is nothing in the bill affecting the right of employees 
to strike or to maintain a primary boycott against their own 
employer, for the purpose of enforcing their demands relative 
to their own employment or to their own labor conditions. 
The secondary boycott and the sympathetic strike do not 
come within this exception, and therefore would be made 
unlawful by this act. 

The Ballard Anti-Boycott bill is necessary if the State is to 
protect its citizens from wanton injury inflicted upon them 
by those who may be involved in an industrial dispute to 
which the citizens injured are not parties. It is for this 
reason that the line of distinction has been drawn between 
the direct strike and the sympathetic strike and the primary 
and secondary boycotts. 

The direct strike and the primary boycott affect only the 
employer involved in the dispute. The secondary boycott 
and the sympathetic strike on the contrary tend to injure 
those who are not directly involved in the dispute. The 
primary boycott has been defined by the California Supreme 
Court as the right of employees to cease dealing by concerted 
action, either socially or by way of business, with their former 
employer. 

The employees have the right by all legitimate means by 
fair publication and fair oral written persuasion, to induce 
others interested in or sympathetic with their cause to with- 
draw their social intercourse and business patronage from 
this employer. This right is not sought to be interfered with. 

But when the employees go further than this, and request 
of another that he withdraw his patronage from the former 
employer, and use the moral intimidation and coercion of 
threatening a like boycott against him if he refuse so to do, 
it is a case of secondary boycott. This secondary boycott 
has been declared illegal by the English courts, the P'ederal 
courts and by the courts of most of the States of America. 

There is no justice in the use of the secondary boycott 
involving, as it does, strangers to the dispute and inflicting 
injury not only upon those against whom the secondary 
boycott is declared and maintained but, through injury to 
them, often affecting the general interests of the public and 
causing loss to them. 

The industrial activities of a whole trade or of a whole 
community may be paralyzed through the use of the sympa- 
thetic strike or the secondary boycott, and the law today 
affords no relief. If the law is to maintain its boast that for 
every wrong there is a remedy. Senator Ballard's bill should 
be enacted into law. 



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8ANFRANC18CO CHAMBER OP COMMERCE ACTIVTITEB 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

if y*«i ara lni«r«at«d writ* to Wormiti* Trad* 0«p«rtm«nt of 
|h« Chamber of Commvrc* o'v"*0 numt>«r 



141J K..f.r ijjpan' firm wither lo corrr»|><>ntl with iin- 
anui oil. b«an oil. bran cakri and soya bean*. 

.1 . ..... I.. _ --pond wUh 

tr animalt 



MtS. 

firm in 
•red* •' 

1416 
iu 
bra 



(hr inlcrrtt of a 
'. with impnrtcrt of 
carrol. 

■!. on behalf of one of 
■ricri of gingrr. 

•h 

I. 

^c. (b) with exporirr* of 



I* - 
thr 
of .. 

Nrthf r'arrl*. Ia»t In'!i 

exporter* of canned good*, fresh and preserved fniit* 



. on brhalf of firm in 
r respond with importer* 

il.) party, in the interest of a 
f'lrm. wishes to correspond with 



TO EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS 

Th*» Fnn»i(rn Tradf nt-partiiu-nt is niniline Itlnnks 
to fill mombcpH likoly to hp int«»rostod in f«»roiffn oom- 
morce for tho piirposo of keepintr on filo a record of 
the firms who wish to incrraso their export or import 
buffiness. Hundreds of enquiries are received diirinp 
the year from foreipn buyers and sellers and it is 
only by knowing those interested that the depnrtment 
can pet in ton.h with them. TMK INFOKM.VTION 
ON TnF<?E BL.WKS IS KEPT rnNFIDFNTI.NL 
AND ONLY FrRNlSIIEO TO FORFION MER 
CHANTS. 

All are urged to fill out and return the blanks as 
otherwise profitable transactions mnv be lost. 

FATTJ'RE TO RKTIRN ni.ANK WIT.L RE CON- 
STRFEP AS EVIDENCE TIIK FIRM IS NOT 
INTERESTED. 

If vou have not received a blank or lost it PLEASE 

ASKFOR ANOTHER 

OPPORTUNITY FOR ORIENTAL 
REPRESENTATION 

The representative of one of our Exportinj? and 
Tmportinjf firms has just left for a btisiness trip 
throusrhnut the Orient. He would be jjlad to pet in 
totich with manufacturers or packers interested in 
promotinsr their business in Japan. China. Straits 
Settlements. Manila, India and Dutch East Indies. 

If interested communicate with Foreijm Trade De- 
partment. 

COASTWISE THROUGH THE CANAL 

It is i4Jiij4.iji.ttl in tli< tlajly [w. ss i»y Williams, 

Dimond & Company. Afrents. that the new American 

steel Steamer "f'aiito" will sail from New York 

about March 24fh destined to San F^rancisco via the 

- -• "Cauto" has a carrj'inj? 

- owned by the New York 

^ ( iilia Mail Steamship Co., commonly known as the 

Ward Line. 

The future destination of this steamer is not dis- 
closed, but it is most welcome news that another 
freiffht carrying? steamer is to come from New York 
to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

E. C. Evans & S<»n» Co. will place the Japanese / 
Steamer Ni|tpon Maru on berth at San Francisco for 
Tien Tsin to load during April or May. 

Telegram to the V. S. Collector of Customs reads 
as follows : — 

Department suspends rc(|tiirement in article one 
hundred five Customs R<>gulations Nineteen Fifteen 
that record of clearance of veasels shall be open to 
public inspiM-tion. You are instructed to withhold 
from public all information relativ*' to cj. :iriiiii<- of 
vessels or the ciuitents to the manifests. 

Receipts of potatoes for month of Februno ;it tins 
port were Liri.i^fiO sa«*Is; beans 74.7;?7 Kaeks; luitter 
ir».42r) centals and egijs 2.277. S.'>7 dozen. 

Standard Oil (Niuipany's Stentner Richmond which 
arrived here last week with Company's barge 0:{ in 

tow brolH'Iit Sn fM">0 liiirr.-l« nf nil fr<iTn «< .|| t IwTTl 

California 

MR. FARRELL. JR. VISITS THE CHAMBER 

Mr. J. J. Farrell. Junior Partner of Norton. Lilly 
& Company. Steamship Agents and Brokers of New 
York, was in the city opening a branch office of his 
firm in rooms 425-7 Rialto Building, Telephone Sutter 
3541. 

Mr. Farrell Cwho is a son of Mr, J. A. Farrell. Presi- 
dent of the r. S. Steel Corporation and Cliairman of 
the National Foreign Trade Council) called upon the 
ofTieinls of the Chamber last PViday. Mr. Farrell | 
stated he was confident the next Convention of the 
National Foreign Trade Council would be held in San 
Francisco as the Councilors felt that if the Pacific 
Coast could send a delegation of nearly one hundred 
and fifty to Pittsburgh the Eastern business men 
could certainly come to the Coast and tlicy are begin- 
ninir to appreciate the importance of San Francisco 
as a factor in foreign trade. 



TELEGRAPH NOTE 

The following rireular i .\o. 72 lias been issued by 
the Western T'nion Telegraph Co.. for the information 
of the public : 

We are pleased to announce that the United States 
Oovemment has authorized the use of the following 
codes in telegraphic communications between San 
Francisco and Japan, via the Marconi Wireless 
System : 

Western T^nion, A. B. C— Fourth Edition. A. B. C. 
— Fifth Edition, Liebers, Bentleys, Broomhalls. Scotts. 

Messages in the above codes will be trnnsinitted at 
80e per word A REDT^CTION. INDER THE PRES- 
ENT CABLE CHAROES. OF 41c. PER WORD. 

Deferred mes-sagcs, in plain English or plain 
Japanese language will be transmitted at 40c per 
word. 

MARfONIORAMS for Japan or the Hawaiian (. 
Islands shotild be filed directly with — The Western 
T'nion Telegraph Company — and marked "VIA MAR- 
CONI." The name of the code used must be indicated 
on every message. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



42 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

NEW RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION 

During till' |»u.st wi'ck tin' attention of tho Trans 
portation Department has been called to a project 
uow under way to construet a railroad from Klamath 
Falls north and east to a junction with the Southern 
Pacific, Western Taeitic, CJreat Northern, Northern 
Paeitic and I'nion I'aeilic. The name of the new road 
is the Oregon, ('alilornia and Eastern. 

The «M»mmenei'iiu'nt <if construction is |)I}mned tt» he 
out of Klamath Kails, anil it is proposed to build north 
to Mend, Oregon, a|)pro\inuitely ir)0 miles; east from 
Klanuith Falls to Lakevicw, Orogt)n. approximately 
10<) miles; and idtimately from Bend, Oregon, east 
llarriman, Oregon, approximately 170 miles; mak- 
a total mileage of 420 miles. The estinuited cost 
ol lonstruetion and terminals is $11,000,000. 

It is proposed to connect with the Western I'aeiHc 
at Klamath, the Southern Paeitic at Mend, the rjreat 
Northern and Northern I'acitie at liend. the I'nion 
Pacific at llarriman, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & 
Pugot Sound via the I'nion Pacific. 

Klamath Falls has already raised by bond issue 
$M0O,(KM), with which the city intends to construct 20 
miles of railroad east from Klamath Falls to Lake- 
view. The people of Klanuith Falls have also agreed 
to raise $7'). 000 to provide terminals and railroad 
yar<ls at Klamath Falls. Klamath Falls has already 
raised .*4."),<MK) toward the second .$r>00.0(M) promised. 
These terminals are to be presented to the new road 
as a bonus. 

The plan was presented to the Transportation Com- 
mittee on February 2Hth by Paid Johnson of Klamath 
Falls and ('apt. .L W. Siemens, who is the president 
of a bank there. Robert K. Strahorn. who is an 
experienced railroad builder, is in charge of the pro- 
je«'t. Tlu'y anticipate that a large part of the supplies 
required in connection with the construction of the 
road will ho purcha.sed in San Francisco for delivery 
at Klamath Falls, which will be the headquarters and 
general distributing center for these supplies. 

Portland, (Oregon, is said to have agreed to rai.se 
$1.(MM).(M)0 ns a bonus: Silver Lake has donated 
terminals; Lakevicw has sjjb.scrilx'd $2r).0(M) for 
terminals; Hentl has subscribed $:ir),00() and has bought 
the terminals; and the town of Hevins has voted 
$12."i,(X)0 in bonds with which to btiild a portion of 
the road, according to the statem<>nts made to the 
Committee. 

Any well supported plan for additional transporta- 
tion facilities connecting San Francisco with the in- 
terior. — north, south or east, if successfully carried 
out, cannot be otherwise than beneficial to the develop- 
ment of this I'itv nnrl tli.' Pacific Coast. 



A. J. RHODES VISITS CHAMBER 

A. J. Rhodes, recently elected president of the 
Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club, 
visited the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce last 
Monday, and was extended the courtesies of the 
organizati^m by President Koster and Viee-I'resident 
and Manager Robert Newton Lynch. Mr. Rhodes com- 
plimented the Chamber on the busines-s-like activity 
of its various departments. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



189. liuildiiiK iii.iii.inir ;in(l iiicciianiial >.ii|)irintrn<icnt — 
• liialilicd engineer (5U> desires position as. inaiia(;cr of office 
huilcJinK- Kxtcnsivc experience in constructi(jn and general 
liiisiiKss management. Highest references. 

190. Voung man, reliable, good appearance, with execu- 
tive ability, over six years experience as building manager 
and purchaser of supplies, also seven years general railroad 
experience desires permanent position in cither of the above 
lines or general outside position. Excellent local references 
furnished. 

191. I'ormer secretary and manager of large mining cor- 
poration in California wishes position in general office with 
opportunity for advancement, or care of large estate in 
probate. Salary not so essential as good connection. Best 
of references furnished. 

192. Executive formerly associated with advertising of 
.\mtrican made goods in South .America wants to com- 
municate with San I'rancisco tirm needing high grade man 
for Latin .\merican business. American, young, simile. 
Speaks, reads and writes Spanish and allied tongues 

W-193. .'\ woman formerly in retail business in .">an 
i'rancisco experienced in buying and selling desires a posi- 
tion with firm in capacity of selling or purchasing agent. 
Hest of commercial references given. 

W-194. Well educated young woman with ten years 
general experience as office manager and private secretary, 
etc., de.sires an opening which offers opportunity for further 
advancement, and where initiative and tact will be ap- 
preciated. Can furnish recommendations as to ability, etc. 

195. Young man of seasoned commercial, savings and 
trust banking experience, eight years of which has been 
in Califurnia, having established a country bank and been 
assistant cashier of a city bank, desires to become associated 
with either a bank, commercial institution or a bond com- 
pany. Highest references furnished. 

196. .A young man in good health, married, university 
education, 27 years of age, desires to locate permanently in 
San I'rancisco, wishes position as sales manager, credit 
manager or similar position. Has knowledge of mining 
machinery, as well as automobiles and accessories. 

197. .Xmerican, aged 34, single, wishes to correspond with 
industrial or trade concerns requiring the services of a 
high class man, combining executive ability and technical 
skill. Twelve years experience with general engineering 
in various industries. 

199. Publicity, advertising and sales manager who knows 
the west and who has an exceptionally large acquaintance* 
ship in California, seeks a connection with opportunities 
for future Has had fifteen years newspaper experience. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-198. Wanted — hit;h grade salesman familiar with 

Oriental rugs, accustomed to dealing with highest class 

clientele. Young man preferred with local experience 

.Splendid opportunity for the right part\ 

FASTER EXPRESS SERVICE 

The Ameri<'an Kxpre.ss Co., has made a contract 
with the Southern Pacific Co., which will permit them 
to ojierate their through cars over the lines of that 
company between ()dg<'n and San Francisco. This 
service which became efTective March 1st, will reduce 
the running time between San Francisco and Atlantic 
seaboard points by several hours. 



^i 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



THE SHOE MANUFACTURING IN 
OBNTBR£D Ui SAN FRA^ 



Y AS 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



For ov«»r fifty .v«Mir«. nhn4»t of vnriotiH k»n«N have 
t ^ 'irm 

on, 
lh»-r»- Ji« . inif KhooM, Ruit- 

•*»'•* for .iHt. At present 

thrn* arr four fartorim in San Franciiico, one in 
IVtatuma, oo« in Santa Rowi and one or two in the 
•outh. 

To ' * ' ' ,. hut the detaiU of 

ahoe • <>nrh "(fylo of jihoe 

praeti.a: ..„, an<I 

a ••'•pnrr^* .,t styN' 

s why rhiidren'K Khoes an* iniulo in 
'• - from boys' KhoeN, and nien'it shoeK 

are made in different faetorie« from women's shoes, 
and the different irrades of each kin<l are also nianu- 
fmtured in different faetories. 

There is one fartor>' in Snn Frnncisco. making a 
specialty of the better t?radeK of women's shoes, and 
threo faetnries making a spiTiaity of the better grades 
of men's dress and work shoos. Army shoes are also 
made in qnite large quantities under contract with 
the Government by the largest factory on the Pacific 
Toast, and it is the general opinion of Army Officials 
that this firm has made probably the best shoe for the 
Army that they have received for years. 

The back-bone of the shoe manufacturing industry 
of California is the acknowledged superiority of Cali- 
fornia leathers. 

While the labor market is limited, the skill of the 
San Francisco workman is exceedingly high, and his 
efficiency compares favorably with his Eastern co- 
worker. 

The qtiality of the shoes made by all the manu- 
faeturers on the Pacific Coa.st is as high as the best 
grade made in any Eastern center. In the better 
grades of shoes, the labor factor is not the important 
or solo determining fcattjre. It has been a long 
established custom of all manufacttirers of San Fran- 
ei.Hco to guarantee their product, which has been one 
of the strongest factors in establishing a reputation 
for the California made shoe. About 500 men are 
employed in the San Francisco factories, and probably 
250 outside of San Franciseo. 

San Francisco is acknowledged to be the head- 
quarters and tbc center of the shoe manufacturing 
industrj' of tl Coast. 

The shoe n ring firms who have offices in 

San Francisco are : 

Ruckingham & ITecht. Frank & Ilyman Shoe Co. 

Nap-A-Tan Shoe Co. Nolan Earl Shoe Co. 

I'nited Workmen Boot & Shoe Manufaetnring Co, 



AMERICANTZA'nON 

The followinir tenirrarii wIik-Ii is self-explanatory 
was sent by Robert Newton Lynch. Vice-President 
and Manatfcr of the Chamber on March 2nd: 
W. S. Oifford. Director. National Council of Defen.se. 
Munsey nidg.. Washington. D. C. 

Executive Committee San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce strongly supports recommendation Immi- 
gration Committee National Chamber of Commerce 
and National Americanization Committee that Amer- 
icanization be made part of national program for 
defen.se and indu.strial preparedneaa. 



The hepot (Quartermaster. Fort .Mascui. ChI. wil. 
open bids for KU|>plieH on the following dates: 

March lOth. 11:00 a. m., for 7.'J(>0 linen handkcr 
chiefs and 7.200 towels. 

Bids will be opened by the Purchasing Agei.i. 
Alaskan Engineering Commission. Room 4*22 Bell 
Street Terminal. Seattle. Washington. 11 (»0 A. M.. 
March 2lKt. for furnishing lavat<»ries. laundry traya! 
sinks, miscellaneous hardware, pipe and plumbing 
supplies. 

Bids will be opened by the same agent. 1 1 00 A. M., 
March 22nd. for su|.i»lying engineers transits, draw- 
ing and blue print paper, tracing cloth, drawing and 
enirincer's and nr.-liit.et "s in«f nim.-nts jitid stipplies. 

ACTION ON MARE ISLAND CHANNEL 
The Board of Hircetors of the Chaiulter authorized 
the President to send tin* following telegram relative 
to the deepening of the Mare Island Channel: 

San Francisco, Feb. 21. 1917. 
Honorable James D. Phclan, 

Cnited States Senate, Washington. D. C. 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce greatly de- 
sires an amendment to the present Rivers and liar- 
bors Bill securing authorization by Congress of a 
study of the channel through Pinole shoals to de- 
termine ways and means to maintain a thirty-five 
foot channel. The commercial interests located on 
the I'pper Bay should be assured of a channel ade- 
quate to their needs. Vessels now employed and in 
course of construction require thirty-five feet. We 
understand that no action can be taken until pre- 
liminary study is made and our rcnuest is made today 
in view of the probable early closing of the present 
Congress and the passage of the Rivers and Harbors 
Bill. AVe understand that to secure this study, 
present Bill in Congress must be amended to authorize 
such study and report. The authorization need carry 
no appropriation as cost would be nominal and would 
come out of contingency fund. Believe also that n 
thirty-five foot channel would be of vital benefit to the 
Mare Island Navy Yard. Some of the more important 
commercial interests constantly using this channel are 
C. A. Smith Lumber Companv, Moiinfain Copper Co.. 
Shell Oil Co.. Associated Ojl. T'njon Oil. California 
and Hawaiian Port Costa Warehouse and Dock. Cali 
fornia Warehouse and Dock. Bunkers Warehouse 
Sperry Flour, Matson Navigation. American Hawaiian 
Steamship. Selby Smelting. 



THE NAVAL BASE 
President Koster sent the following telegram to 
the Secretary of Navy, on February 27th. in reference 
to the Chamber's attitude on the question of th. 
location of a naval base on San Frarcisco Bay: 

San Franciseo Chamber of Commerce primarily 
interested in defense and protection of Pacific Coast 
and to that end favors location of Naval Base at 
point to be scientifically determined by Naval Com 
mission. We will cooperate in every possible way in 
securing proper location. We have steadily advocated 
San Francisco Bay as a whole, subord " ,! 

interest. We appreciate your know] > 

of the Navy and our ortranization is at your coininand 
for any cooperation desired. 



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March 14, 1917. 



Secretary of War expected to pass soon upon recommendation of Chief of Engineers regarding pro- 
posal to biidge or tunnel San Francisco Bay. No intimation will be given regarding decision until it is 
parsed upon by Secretary Baker. President Wilson expected to send in names of new Tariff Board this 
week. Strong effort will be made to have senate confirm board immediately. 

Preparations are being made for moderate issue of government bonds to bear 3 per cent interest 
with convertible privilege if later bonds are issued bearing higher rate. First issue will take care of 
purchase of Danish West Indies, Alaska Railroad and other expenditures. Work on Alaska Railroad will 
be pushed rapidly as possible. 

Secretary of War is arranging for western trip including San Francisco. 

Commissioner of Education is awaiting final figures this week before making school survey of San 
Francisco public. 

Many nominations of public officers were sent to senate today and will be held up awaiting action 
on nomination of Dr. Gary Grayson to be Rear Admiral. It's expected he will be confirmed. 



FROM OUR LEGISLATIVE BUREAU 

Sacramento, Cal., March 14th. 

The Legislature is making every effort to clear the decks of all minor bills in order to give the 
freest possible discussion of what is generally termed the big measures, i. e., the Industrial bills, the 
Liquor bills and those having to do with reclamation, drainage and irrigation. 

The members are making free use of their Legislative Bureau in Sacramento and up to date the 
Chamber is to be congratulated over the success of its action either in opposition or advocacy of the vari- 
ous bills in which it is interested. Among those killed in committee were the "Name on Label "" bill, the bill 
limiting domestic service to sixty hours per week, the bill prohibiting the taking of identifying marks or 
photographs of an arrested person until after his conviction. The bill prohibiting the use in evidence of 
a confession made by a person under arrest was defeated on the floor of the Assembly by a vote 
of 50 to 21 and the bill requiring a jury, after bringing in a verdict of guilty in a capital offense, to con- 
tinue to hear evidence in mitigation of sentence met the same fate. This bill was designed to abolish the 
death penalty. 



MARCH TWENTY-SECOND "ACTIVITIES" 3 YEARS OLD 

THE ISSUE OF THAT DATE WILL TELL A STORY 
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IMPORTANT" 

Tlic «.(ianti-s |-.iHl«trN<iii<m i oiuiniUee calls the at 
leiition of meiiihcrs to the folluwin^ order issued hy 
Colonel Davis in Coinmand : — 

The notice is a direct result of the activity 
•if the Charities Kndorscment Coimiiittee, and the 
efTecl of the notice on the fake solicitors who have 
worked the so called Army and Navy events to death 
is marked. 

HEADQUARTERS COAST DEFENSES OF 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

Memorandum Fort Winfield ScotU California. 

No. 3. March 5. 1917. 

1. No organization or member of this command will 

solicit donations, advertising or gratuities for any dance. 

athletic meet or other event represented as a military affair. 

or to be participated in by troops of these Coast Defenses 

without authority of the Coast Defense Commander, nor 

will any organization, officer or enlisted man employ or 

make a contract with any advertising firm or individual to 

advertise or solicit subscriptions to advertise any dance. 

athletic meet or entertainment of any kind that is connected 

in any way with the service without permission from the 

Coast Defense Commander. 

By order of Colonel Davis: 

L. S. CHAPPELEAR. 

Captain. Coast Artillery Corps, 

Adjutant. 



•CHAIN LETTER 

This form of solicitation is liciiif; made at the 
present tiiiic and is one of the most pernicious means 
that can he used for solicitation. 

A "I'hain letter" has been issued in New York ask- 
iiit; for cunt ribiit ions to a fund to send medical 
supplies to Europe. This Committee is stroiif^ly of the 
opinion that this form of solicitation should be 
frowiM'd on an«l members receivinjf sm-h a letter are 
reipiested to cooperate with this Coiiniiittee in [mttinff 
a stop to "chain letters." 

DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR "NOTICE TO 
SOLICITORS?" 

ALSO THE APPLICATION BLANK FOR 
SOLICITORS TO FILL OUT? 

AND THE LIST OF CHARITABLE INSTl- 
TUTIONS ENDORSED BY US? 

IF NOT Call up the CHARITIES 
ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE INFORMA- 
TION BUREAU, 

Kearny 112 and tell them WHY y(»u did not receive 

the above forms. We will jtublish the "rroirratn 

Menace" next week. 

COASTWISE THROUGH THE CANAL 
It is announced in the daily press by Williams. 
Dimonil & Company. Agents, that the new American 
steel steamer Canto will sail from New York about 
•March 24th destined to San Francisco via the Panama 
Canal. The steamer Canto has a carrying ea|»Hcity of 
4.5()0 tons and is owned by the New York & Cuba 
Mail Steamship Co., commonly known as the Ward 
Line. 

The future destination of this steamer is not dis- 
1..S..1. liiit it is most welcome news that another 
iriL'lit carryiuR steamer is to come from New York 
to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

CALIFORNIA LUMBER CASES 
llfiiriii^; WHS n-sttnifil in tin- IuiiiIht ra.s<*s hct"i)ri' 
tl»«' Californiu Kailroiul Coiiunission un(i«'r Dcn-ktl 
Nets. 417 ami 47.'). Monday. Marrh fith. and »M»ntinu«'d 
tliroiif^h Monday, Tuesday and Wodnosday. Most of 
tin' tiiiif was taken np in rehuttal testimony, arnl ad- 
journed hearing was fixed f«»r Wednesday the 14tli of 
Mareli. when it is lioped tluit all the testimony will he 
presented. After this it is expe<'t«'d that dates will he 
fixed for filiiitr hriefs imd final sulniiissi.in of the case 

ARGUMENT IN TRANSCONTINENTAL FREIGHT 
RATE CASES 
Won! has heen reei-ivrd froin the Interstate Coin- 
meree Comtnission that April 4. 1?M7. has heen fixed 
as the time for oral arjjuiiient to ho presented hefore 
the Commission in Washington, D. C. in the Reopened 
Intermountain rate eases. The Attorney and .Manasrer 
of the TrafTie Itureau will he present and present oral 
nrpument on hehalf of San Francisco and the Paeitie 
Const. 

TRANSCONTINENTAL RATES EAST AND WEST 
BOUND 
In the •' Aetivities'" of" Keltriiary 1st and Keliruary 
8th nu'ntion was made of chanpes in east and west 
hound rates whieh it was thought woidd hreoine 
effet'tive ahout April 1st. It can now he definitely 
stated that the westbound changes will take efTeet 
April If), 1!M7. and the easthound rates, with one ex- 
ception, will take cfTcet April 0, 1017. The exception 
is Item 2f)8, tallow, carloads, — the new rate, which 
represents an increa.se. will take oflTcet May 1. 1017. 



PURCHASE OF INDIAN SUPPLIES 

Sealed prt)posaIs will l»c rcecivtd hy lln' Commis- 
sioner of Indian AfTairs. 608 Howard St., San Fran- 
cisco, until 1:00 P. M.. Monday. Ar>ril 2nd. 1017 for 
su|)plyinR the Indian St-rvice with proeeries. glass- 
ware, furniture, harness, leather, agricultural imple- 
ments, paints, oils, hardware, etc. 

These KupplicK are for the fiscal year cndinp .June 
3(>th, 1918. Bids will he considered for delivery at 
principal cities, or at the place where factor.v or milLs 
are located. Blank proposals can he secured from 
the Commijisioner of Indian Affairs, 608 Howard St. 

Since the a{ipointment of the present Su[)erintend- 
ent to the Indian Warehouse at this city, the husiness 
of supplying this department of the government has 
materially increased in San Franciseo. From time to 
time efforts have heen made to close up the San 
Francisco Warehou.se and confine all purchases to the 
warehojise in Chicapo. The continuance of the local 
warehou.se will depend upon its usefulness and the 
greater volume of business transacted by it, the less 
likelihood there is of its diseontinuance. 

Pacific Coast merchants and manufacturers cau al.so 
hid at the letting of contracts to be held in Chicago, 
May 2nd. and in St. Louis, Mav 25th. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to jrou. 



200. TrafTio ManaK^r, 31 years of a^c, with mo^jni/.i-d 
.ilnlity to Miiiri- results, cUsircs positimi wiiii industrial 
coiiccrn. 1-iilly qualil'icd to handle all niattcrs of tran!ip<ir- 
tation, inciudinK practice before railroad commission. 

201. I'riiKrfssivc business man with j(il>l>in|{, advortisiiiK 
and travi-liiiK txptriciuc would like to take hold ol selling 
end of a small Kruwint; business with view to investment 

202. A youuK man with 15 years transportation ex- 
perience, 7 years freiKht ajjent of a railroad company and 
S vi.irs with sti-aniship line, last 4 years >{eneral amnt in 
charge of San Francisco office, thorouKhly capable of taking' 
iharj^e of trafTic <lepartment desires p >sition with manu- 
lactnriiijj or wh<desale concern. 

203. Reliable man, 34 years of axe, married, wishes ptjsi 
tion as sales manaKer or any kind of ofTicc work. Ten 
years experience. Best of references furnished. 

204. A sales and floor manager combining personality 
and executive ability, is desirous of making a change to 
Itetter his condition. Age 34, married. Would prefer out- 
side position. 

206. Young man having Shanghai import export ex- 
perience for two years, after apprenticing in England, 
i-ducatcd in Kngland. Switzerland and Ormany; knows 
I'rcnch and German, under 25 years of age desires engage- 
ment along lines of China export an<l import 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-20S. Large San Francisco corporation wants a young 
Latin .American stenographer, .\pp1y by letter to Chamber 
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BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The Depot (^uarlcrmaster, I'oi t .Mason, Cil., will 
open bids, March 22nd at KhfM) a. m. for furni.shinfr 
fire clay, .solderinj? coppers, bolts, acids, alcohol, licit 
ting, blank books, asbestos packing, etc. 

H. W. Hincks, Engineer, Indian Irrigation Service. 
('hilo(|uin. Ore. will receive bids until 5:00 p. m. 
.March 20th, for 8Ui){)lying 4.S00 square feet of re- 
inforcement steel for small concrete irrigation 
structures. 

The purchasing agent, Alaskan FJngineering Com- 
mission. 422 Hell Stre«'t Terminal. Seattle. Washington 
will receive bids until 11 :()0 a. m.. March 2()th for 
ftirnisliiiig horse blankets, brushes, feed bags, saddlery 
and leather, harness trimmings, riveting, creasing and 
s|)littiiig inaeliirus. tarpaulins, wagon parts, etc. 

CHARITY WORK EXPLAINED 

S. .J. .Magiiiiiity. Srcnt;iiy of' the Charitirs Kndorse- 
ment Committee of the Chamber a<l<lre.s.sed the Social 
Workers Alliance, at the new .luvcnile Detention 
H(»me, .March fith on the work of the Charities in- 
dorsement Committee an<l its future. 



TALK ON ORGANIZATION 
Warren Manley, District Secretary of the United 
States Chamber of Commerce, will address the Sluisfa 
Cotmty Promotion and Development Association at 
Redding, this noon. .Mr. Manley 's subject will be 
■*The Scojie of W(trk and Functions of a County 
Development Organization." 



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FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

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TO EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS 
I omnicnvinff April Ist the Forritrn Tnule Dopnrt- 
•1 to all Amrri<'ii!i Con- ' \ 

•• in th«' Oriiiit. Silii-riai. .\ 

t of Soiitli Anirrit-a Ui>{s 

1 > who (li>Mirf to liiiy or 

thoHi' (MMiiitrirs. « ►no of thrs«' lists will he 

!'.iru.ir.J.«l I'vrry month thorrnftrr and they will he 

i from thr blank forms which tho department 

I. .I". -..Ill to earh importer and ex|H>rter. 

The listH will >>«> miilti(;raplied ^at flntt^ in English 
and probaMy Kiisftian and Spanish and it is hopo<l 
i»oo<l resultK will be procure<l. 

IF Yor IIAVK NOT SKNT IN Y<>I K MLANK 
YOr ARE riKJKI) T<^ DO SO TO HK INCLl'DKI) 
IN TIIKSK LISTS. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH NATIONAL 
FOREIGN TRADE CONVENTION 

The rtunpli t" >ti iio^raplii"- |>r<i<« « <lin;:s of tin* Fourth 
National Fon-itrn Trade Convention will be issued in 
hook form about April I'lth. These proceedings will 
Kf bound in Buckram with Oold Stamp. .'»00 pages. 
Octavo. Kvery delegate who registered will receive 
t»ne copy gratuitously. Should extra copies be de- 
^ir• <1 «>r sin will nny one who was not a r- ' 

.l.|.i:;it' i|tsir«- liipiis they can be prorured I 
upon application to 

NATIONAL F0RKK;N THADK COINCIL 

Pacific Cfia.st Hrancli 

IfHM Mtrehanfs Kx.hangc Building 

San Frain-isco, Cal. 

Aa the edition is limited orders should be received 

promptly to secure copies. 



SAN FRANCISCAN TAKES PROMINENT 
POSITION IN JAVA 
II. A. Van r. Torchiana. Jr.. son of the Consul 



Mr 
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: a proiii 
burnt. .Mulder &. 

This is one of 
East Indies and 



'in San PVancisco. has 
M with Messrs. Roiiwen- 
II g. Java. 
IS in the Dutch 
they are anxunis to e.\tend their 
business with San Francisco. Merchants desiring to 
purcba.se East Indian products might correspond with 
Mr. Torchiana. As soon as he becomes acrjuainted 
with conditions in the East Indies Mr. Torchiana has 
promiiied the Foreign Trade Department to - 
names of reliable importirs anxious to pur^ 
American products and manufactures and due notuc 
will be given in these columns. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

Santa Teresa is the iiHiiie selected by \V. I{. (Jrace 
St Co. for the ^».^<(M) ton steamer which is to be built 
by \Vm. Cramp & Sons. Philadelphia. She is de- 
signed f<ir passenger and fr(>ight carrying and will 
have a speed of at li>ast i:{ knots. 

Ship Star of Poland of the Alaska Packers Associa- 
tion fleet of vessels which left Everett. Wash., on 
November 8th la.sl y«'ar jirrive<l at P«irt Pirie on .March 
7th after a voyage of I P» days, tarrying 2.KlI,;ir)7 
feet of lumber, shipped by Balfour, (Juthrie & Co. 

The T. K. K. Steamship Co. which acts as agents 
for the Osaka Shosen Kaisha at this port, have ad- 
vised us that the Japanese Steamer Itsukiishiiiia Marii 
from Yok«iliaiiia and Kobe will arrive here on March 
I.'ith and sail for return on .March 2:ird or 24th. The 
Shiiiipo Maru will lie due on April 4th and sail on 
the 12tb. They will be followed by the Ide Maru. 

Thi> Bark (\ D. Bryant, an old Hawaiian Island 
packet owned and o{»erated by John Kentfield in the 
sugar trade, has just been chartered to load lumber 
for Australia. She last arrived in p«)rt on April 19th, 
PK>7 and has been laid up in Mission Bay until a short 
time ago. Several thousand dollars were spt-nt in 
reconstructing the vessel and putting lur in first class 
.shape for sea, under new ownership. 

The Schooners Bainbridge and Blnkeliy have l)i-en 
fixed for lumber from Pugct Sound to Honolulu at the 
rate of .*17.'>0 per tluuisaiid. The coast rates remain 
firm an<I stea«ly. Tin- going rates from Columbia 
Hiver and Washington ports to San Francisco are 
.+fi per thousand, with one dollar additional for 
Southern California porta. 

There is a steacly increase in the number of foreign 
steamers calling at Snn Francisco enroutc to an<l from 
the Orient to re|)|enisli their fuel supply. .Most of 
them also require stores and other necessities which 
run into a considerable figure. Japanese, British. 
Dutch and Danish vessels predominate. As the port 
charges here are very r<'asonable, it is expected that 
fill- iminbef will still trrow larger. 

FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

For the convenience of those iin'inbers who are in- 
tJ'rested ill the foreign trade opportunities published 
each week, the For<'ign Trade Department issues a 
list giving the reserved information of all ofiporlunities 
published. The.se lists will be mailed each Thursday 
to all members so requesting the department. 



NEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
The following eoiiiimttt e of llie ('liaiiilier of Com- 
merce has been appointed aa an Advisory Committee 
to the Quartcrma-ster, I'nited States Army, in con- 
nection with the purchase of supplies at the San 
Francisco de|»ot ; Milton H. Esbcrg. Chairman. Vice- 
President M. A. Ounst Co.: 1. O. Rhodes. Purchasing 
.\gent. Southern Pacific Company; C. F. Michaels, 
l.angley &. Michaels Wholesale Druggists; F. Dohr- 
mann. Jr., Manager Dohrmann Commercial Co.; R. I. 
P.entley, Vice-Presi<Ient and Manager, California Pack- 
ing Corporation, 

This is the result of the activity of the Chamber of 
immeree of the I'nited States, and is designed to 
a»tively assist the fJovemment in the purcha.se of 
supplies both in time of peace and war. 







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HIS KMiTiox of the '•A«-tiviti('s" has 
lu't'ii prepared with the idea of 
'•pieturiziiii^" tlie many services 
that can lie rendei-ed to the incni- 
i»ei-siiip hy the various (N'|iaitin<'nts 
of the C'hanil)er of Coniinereo, 

It so happens that tlie *' Arti\ ities" is tiiree 
years ohl on tlie 2.')tli of tliis nmnth. Ihuiiii;- this 
tinu'. (>4.'),fMK) eoj)ies liave Ix'en pul)Iislied and dis- 
ti-ihnted, not oidy to tlie nienihers of the Chain- 
her of Coiniuerce hut to lihraries. city, state and 
federal ofifieials, as well as Chaniheis of Coin- 
nieree throutfhoiit the United States and foiriLfn 
eountrios. 

The ChanilM-r of Coniinerce thi'U its depart- 
njents is or;;ani/e<l and e(|uip|ted to i-endcj- iral 



seiN ice to its nieinl»ersliip. Tlie ilhistrations and 
descriptions heicin do not atteni|»t to cover every 
phase r)f activity of the riiainher of Coniinerce. 
It is hojtcd. howevcj-. that tlic attcni|>t to ad\<'r- 
tise the orj^^inizaticm to the menihership throujrh 
oni* own official niediuni will at least ])rove of 
such interest that it will stinml;it<' further in- 
• piiries at the ofTi«'es of tlie Chainher. This 
issue is not an histoi-icai dcscrijitioii of what 
the Chanilier has acconijjlislied in the jjast — 
SKKN'K'K — as it can he i-endei-ed to you hy the 
Chainher <d' Coininerce is the sole ohje<'t of this 
edition. 

The Chainher (if Coinnier<'e is your orp^aniza- 
tion. Financial assistance is not all that is 
needed xdur iimral siiiiiiort is iicrcss;i r\'. 



Y u It r HUf;g*>.s- 
tions. criticiKin. or 
y our favoral»l«' 
i-oiniiimts on this 
ivHUi' ar»' invit«'(l. 
Kxtra ropifs of 
this isMUP will be 
furnishrd u[)on re- 

<|U»'St. 

If y«»u hav«' a 
friind who is not 
a nuMnhor of the 
Chamher of Coin- 
nuTop call his at- 
tion to this issue. 




SO 



This Certifies That 




iVMftlKUrK 



A. 




A Frainofl Per 
titicate of nietnlxM 
sliip n-ady to han^ 
and tiiiu' tiiiu's thf 
s'v/.v of this rt'firo- 
dnction is yours 
for the asking. 
•J.24H of the h-ad- 
in(( liusineKN houses 
of San Franei.seo 
are now nirrnliers 
of the ('haml)er of 
Cominerco, the lar- 
ff e s t eommereial 
organization in th«' 
I'nited States. 



HEADS OF DFPAKIMKNTS CONFERRING 



WITH MANAGER 



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< l.r/l to rifhl) Standing — J. M. Daily. Marine Department; C. P. Conver»e. Secretary Furcifn 
Trade Department; C. J. Cylv: H. P. Adamt, Industrial Department. Seated — H. C. Bunker, Ckirf 
Grain Inspector; L. M. King, Secretary: E. E. Bowles, Secretary Legislation Department; Warren 
Manley, S*<r9imry Industrial Department and Robert Newton Lynch, Vice-President and MaiiaKer. 




THE EXCHANGE HALL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

Marine Department and Grain Department are located here. This is the famous hall in which the money was raited for the 



P.,>.m..P. 



tftr F»r»f\«itJrtr 



San Franci»co Chamber of Commerce Activities 




LOOKING WEST IN THE MAIN OFFICE FROM THE ENTRANCE 

Thr Induttrial. Charitirt iii)d Tr«n»port*lion Drpartnirnti are depicted here. Eleven people are employed in theie departments 




LOOKING SOUTH IN THE MAIN OFFICE FROM THE ENTRANCE 

The Legialation, Foreign Trade and Mrmberihip Department* are quartered here in addition to the general stenographic force. 

Twenty-two people are employed in this part of the Chamber 



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San Francuco Ckambrr of Commerce Activities 



Samples of Wires Received Weekly From Our LrRttUtivr Office* 




Thr Card Indri Rc-iord of All Mrinhrra of tlir C'hanihrr of 
Commrrc* bolk in Alpkabelical Order and ClataitWd, a* well at 
L«^»r Card* for ikr Paid and Unpaid Membert are kept in a 
Fif-Proof. Burglar-Proo/ Safe. Approkimalely Twenty Tkou»and 
Cards are tku* contlanliy referred to 

LEGISLATION 

Sncraim-nto, Cal.. March 21. ll>17. 

TIk» p«?it w«M'k has hfvu a lnisy oiw for tli«' Hjin-au. 
Tho inemlHTi ifJ^hi-rally in m-arly all lin«'s of l)UKiii(>H.H 
Iftivt' asked tin* l»«'li> of tin* hiin-aji in an rffort to pn*- 
v<>nt ininiicRl IffriMlation and inadvoc-a«*y of henpHcia) 
• t. (hvinu to' th« fart that a majority of this 
in- is riHiipoKi'd of I'onvi'rvativr iiwn and di'sirons 
».f 111.- trn'atfst t»ood for tin* trr«'at«t4t nunilHT. tin- work 
of t\w HiirfHU has so far nii't with stiri'«-s.s. 



\Va«hin|fton. D. ('., Manh -M. l!M7. 

Si-rrrtary of War fXp«'i't«*d tti paitN Mton upon rofoin 
nitMidation of Chirf of Kn^inffrM ri*KardinK pnipoHnl to 
liridtr*' or tunm*! San Kran«'iK«'o Hay. No intimation will 
hf ifivfn n-^aniini; derision until it is pHssa-d upon hy 
SiM-ri'tary hak«'r. i'r«'sidi-iii Wilson i-xpiM-trd to si-ml in 
naiiu'N of nrw Tariff hoard this week. Stmn^r effort will 
!••* made to have Heiuite eonlirui lioard immediately. 

i'reparation.s are hejni; made for moderate iKHue of 
Ifovernmeiit hond.s to hear :t per e<*nt interest with eon 
vi-rtihle privileife if later hon<ls are iK.sue<I hearini; hipher 
rate. First is«ue will tak<' eare (»f purchase of Danisli 
West Indies. Alaska Hailroad and other expenditures. 
Wiirk on Alaska l\;iilrii;id will lie ]tushed rapitlly ns 
possihie. 

Secretary of \N ar is arrannint; for western trip incliid 
injr San Francisco. 

('ommissionor of Kdueation is awaitiiif; final fiirures 
this Week Iwfore making scliool survey of San Francisco 
puhlie. 

.Many nominations of puhlie officers were sent to sen 
ate today and will he held up awaiting action on nomin 
ation of Dr. Cary (irayK«)n to he Hear Admiral. ll"s 
expected he will he coulirmed. 



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A THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 

The ofFice it equipped to mimeofraph and fold Irltrrt. addrr«» and »ral rnvelopet for a notice to a mailing iiti 

of 7,500 in three hour'* time 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



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Tin- Law aii«i Order ( '(iiiiiiiittcf «»r tli«' San Kruiicist'o 
("liaiiilM'r (»f ( 'oiiiiiH'rfc wi'lcoiiics visits from iiifiiilM-rN 
iiitt'n-sti'd ill iiiKli'rstandiii^ tin- !.M<.it hmns uf .Ii-tail 
liaiiiilt'd by tluH Coininittec. 

A staff of tt'H is constantly <ii^M^'iti ]iriji;ii in;: tin- the 
attention of tin* Coniinittcc at its sitting's; tli<- material 
constantly liein^ acted upon. 

The |>hot<n;raph liehiw is of the ante roiMii to the 
••xc«'niivc otTij'cs. 




ONE OF FIVE OFFICES OCCUPIED BY THE LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE 

Have you rr«d the above book on Law and Order in San Francisco? If not, atk for it 



EvAW AND ORDER 



The suc«'«'ss of tin- Anti pieketinjf canipai^rn and the 
ptihiication of the Law and Order lM)ok are merely peaks 
in tlie work of the Law and Order Committee. The Com- 
mitti'c. undertaking a w»)rk new in the history of vViner- 

i«an industrial prohlems, has tH-ecssarily ha<i to pnx I 

slowly. Itnt a foundation is \w\\m laid. It is not the work 
of a month or six months hut the work of a period of 
years to execute the full task imposed upon the Law and 
Order ('oiiiniittee by the membership of the Chamber of 
Commerce. Con<iitii>ns that have be«'n ilevelopinj; during 
a (feneration in San Francisco cannot be «'orrecte«i over 
nipht. A ffcncral campait;n of education is neccs.sary as 
one of the primary w«)rks of the Committee in order that 
the public niay !>•• thorou^rhly informed as to the exact 
facts in the industrial situation, so that each sueeeK.sive 
step forward nuiy be taken with the approval, not only 
of the mend)ers of the Chamber of Commerce, but of a 
majority of the citizens of our community. Of nece.>4sity 



a great deal of tliis work must be executive. In 
ffcneral this Committee, aside fr«»m the constatit assem- 
bling and systemati/ation of informaticui pertaining 
to industrial uuittcrs- which is the foundation of the 
C(»mmittee*s work — i)ays attention to the jiolitical thought 
of the community. It is rccogni/.ed that as a first work 
a correction must be made in luditical conditioiiM. The 
work of the Committee has been so organized that this 
very important activity is being properly con<lucted. 

The Committee is in constant t(»ueh with center.K of in- 
formation throughout the nation and it nuiy be stated, 
as a H'sult of hundreds of letters received from all parts 
of the country following the circujari/ation of the Law 
and Order Imok, that business men and business organiz- 
ations throughout • the nation are watching with the 
keenest of interest the work of this Cominittcj-. which is 
doing, in a new way, a [doneer work in the industrial 
ticld. 



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San Frmncuco Chamber of Commerce Activities 




Rinf up ihr LKaritirt Lnduri r nir nt Drpitrt nir lit to Obtain Inform 
Vitihir lndf« on thr Charitiri of th«- City 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 

Tilt* Coinmittee eiulorscs n charitable orf^anization pro- 
vjiIimI it fiiltills thr rf<|uir«*inctitH for fiKlorsriiu-nt. wliifli. 
tall for a l>iisiii«-sM liki* ailiiiiiiistrntioii, pfnnaiifricy of 
work. n'spoiiHilili" offirtTs in foiitn)l. rffonis of atMMnmts 
availalilr at all tiinen to the ('ommittir :in<I uri.iHiIy 
approved met hods of raiiiinf; fiiiHi.H. 

In eonntM'tion with thi' work of IIh' ' <»iiiiiiiii'f is a 
Hnrcaii of Information whieh supplieH incniluTH of the 
ChanilxT of Coninieree with all information it is altle to 
gather n-lative to any eharity solicitation matle hy an 
••ndonied ortrani/ation. or one that is not »»ntlorsed. The 
Committee at tin- pn-M«-nt time is planning; an extension 
of itN work, whieh it hopes to earry throufrh to a Huceess- 
fiil coneliiKion. The work outlined will f?o a lonj? way 
towardx elearinir up a situation with respeet to the 
Charities that I '■)•• liurdi>nsome to all, ineluding 

the Chariti«'s tli 

The Committee hopes hy elo»»T eontaet with the dif- 
ferent eharity orRanizations to effeet a more uniform 
Mystem of aeeountin^. prevent duplieation of effort, make 
eonsiderahle saving; in the purehase of supplii-s and in 
fai't to hriuR the eharity organizations of the City 
r with a vi»'W to closer eo-operation in their 

Another activity of the Committee and a very im- 
portant one is the stamping out of the many and various 
fonns of fraudident Holieitations that are ram|)ant in 
this City today. The Committee is taking; various steps 
to this i-nd and looks to see this pernicious solicitation 
riHiueed to small activity. The ("ommittee is watching 



and sliidyini; \miIi (;reat in- 
terest the various methotls 
that are heinK adtiptcit andi< 
tried out in the Hast, in our 
larKcr cities, and will adopt 
the hest. with sufficient motii 
licatitin to meet local reipiire 
mciit.H. 

The Committee hope that liy 
<*areful study and the receipt 
of expert advice to he aide to 
relieve the sitiuitioii hy a con 
eentration of ctTort that will 
«M>vcr all activiti«'s of charily 
wtirk and relief. 

Mak** use of the various 
forms, suppli(*d on application, 
they will pn»vc tif real service 
to yoii. 

"Notice to Solicitors." 
"Application Blank for Con- 
tributions." 

"List of Charitable In- 
stitutions Endorsed." 

For any inforinalion 
relative to the work of 
the Committee, forma, re 
<|iiirei|. or atlviee on solicitn 
tion. eall up the Charities En- 
dorsement Committee Bureau 
of Information, Kearny 112. 

The saving to our memherK annually l)y the elimina 
tion of advertisint; solicitatitm alone, amounts to many 
times the lilies |taid to the Chamber of Commerce, aiiii 
is a valued service rendert*d by the Charities Kmlorsc 
iiient Committee. The Committee is now considering 
placing befttre tin* membership a statement as to tin 
policy of the Chamber with rcgartl to .solicitations for 
advertising in programs for special events. The ftirni 
of contract generally used by the |)rofe.s.sional solicitors, 
made with the organization getting u|i some entertain 
ment, calls for the payment of a very large commission 
and cxpens«'s. Seldom does more than twenty per cent 
of the amount subscribed by the ailvertiscr reach tin- 
orirjini/;itioii that is t!n' bdnticiarv of tlit- siijii-jtat ion. 



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ation frt 



Ahovr 



"A Request" 



DISPLAY A Nc.iicc to Solicitors in Your Office as A 
\\ .iriiiiiK I o lilcKiliinatc Solicitors, The I.cKitiinatc Solic- 
itor uill he hel|»c<| hy such di*|>lay. 

USE The .\|iplication Blank for any solicitation in.-«<l( 
nt yon. ilu' illrKiliinate solicitor will not care for it. ami 
the liKitiinate solicitor will gladly till it out. 

KEEP The List of the Charitable Institutions en- 
<l<irsc<l by US on file in your office a* a ready reference 
of such institutions that have coinidied with our requirr- 
ments and standarcls and are worthy of your support 

REMEMBER TIk- xervices of our Bureau of Informa- 
tion ar< ..1 \oiir ilispos.!! hy calliuK them up, Kearny 112. 
lor any inlurniation you may desire on solicitations. 

By noting the above retiuests and complying with saiiu-. 
you will l>r assisting the Charities Kndorscment Com 
tniltee in this important part of their activities. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 




Everything "Forrign" i* Card Indexed 
What Do You Want to Know About Foreign Trade? 

FOREIGN TRADE 

The classes of members the Foreign Trade Department can 
best serve are: 

"A" IIk'sc iiicinhcrs who. while fully riprcsiiitcd in furiiKii 
inarkrls, >rt desire assistance of some sort which they, as 
intlividual". are iinahle to procure or are in doubt as to how 
lo best proceed. 

"M" Those who while already doing a foreign business yet 
desire to extenci it and reach new markets, and, 

"C" Those who are not engaged in foreign tra<l<- I>iii (h-vin- 
to enter this field if conditions prove favorable. 

Activities Beneficial To All Three Classes 

Inducing new stvan)>liip lines to come to San Iranciscu and 
existing lines to increase their service. 

Kndeavoring to have steamship lines install larger "coM 
storage" space for transportation of California products satis- 
factorily. 

Kndeavoring to have steamship lines maintain reasonable and 
equitable rates and prevent discrimination by lines from other 
Pacific Coast ports. 

Keeping a list of all steamship lines to all ports of the 
world with their connections and approximately accurate list 
of «;••'•••■ ■ !. in normal limes, approximate rates t>f freight 

K' le of the port charges of the principal ports of the 

wor! . ; „ ; r with tables of distances between ports by the 
various routes. 

Keeping an up to date record of all Panama Canal rules ami 
regulations together with cost of fuel and other supplies and 
repairs. 

Keeping a file of all embargoes and restrictions to commerce 
by the various foreign governments. 

Keeping a file of the import duties of all foreign countries 
|and correcting same from time to time. 

Keeping a file of United States import duties and, where 
arbitrary and unreasonable rulings are made, to endeavor to 
have same modified. 

To endeavor to have San Francisco's terminal facilities kept 
on an equality with those of competing ports 



'i'o endeavor lu have foreign govcrninenls adopt uniform 
papers and rulings covering imports from United States. 

To endeavor to have unreasonable fines, imposed by foreign 
go\erimients, remitted or reduced. 

Keeping a file of all laws of the United Statvs alTecting 
foreign commerce and .\merican shipping. 

Keeping a file of regulations and re(|uircments of various 
loreign countries with respect to Commercial Travelers. 

I'.iideavoring to ha\e «lelays to cables and foreign mail 
' ■ .!. 

ivoring to have foreign countries establish import duties 
oil i aiiiDrnia products which will enable them to find a 
market therein. 

To prt)cure riilinns on (iiiestions of Marine Insurance, 
.'shipping Kegulalioiis, lood ^)uarantine, etc., and where un 
liasonablc to procure mo<lificalions. 

(letting in touch with visiting foreign merchants and buyers, 
entertaining them and placing them in touch with San I'Van- 
cisco merchants interested in their lines. 

Keejiing track of all large foreign expositions and 
advising inenibers in order that they may take advan- 
tage ol the o|)pi>rtitnities offered thereby. 

Keeping a "Iwireign Trade" Library consisting 
of all publications of the Department of Com- 
merce, Consular Reports, leading trade journals, 
directories of foreign merchunts, statistics of 
American and foreign exports and imports, inter- 
national law, atlases with lists of every town and 
city with their location and best method of 
reaching them, reports of possible markets for 
many American i)rodiicts and manufactures, offi- 
cial rulings of the British Government on com- 
mercial matters, annual and monthly reports of many leading 
foreign Chambers of Commerce. 

Activities Beneficial To Classes "B" and "C" 

(five a general idea as to re<|iiiieiiieiits lor starting in loreign 
trade. 

Keeping lists of the various articles bought an<l sold by 
ni.iny of the leading foreign countries. 

Can ascertain whether specified articles could probably find 
.1 market in various countries and what competition they would 
have to meet in a general way. 

Keeps a file of foreign buyers and sellers and, if not on file, 
ran procure list of names. 

Undertakes to secure agents or agencies for members in or 
from foreign countries. 

Publishes a weekly list of reijuests from foreign buyers and 
sellers who wish to buy .\merican goods or sell their own. 

Is about to send a monthly list of San P'rancisco exporters 
to all Oriental countries with the articles they wish to buy or 
sell to be distributed by .\merican Consuls and foreign Cham- 
bers of Commerce. Later this will be enlarged to include all 
countries. 

Is preparing classified list of all members doing a foreign 
business or wishing to engage therein with the articles they 
wish to buy or sell and the countries they wish to reach. ,\s 
soon as completed this will be published in pamphlet form 
and sent to all foreign countries through .\merican Consuls and 
foreign Chambers of Commerce. 

The ilepartment believes that, representing as it does, the 
commercial interests of this city it can command better atten- 
tion and secure better results than could an individual or firm 
working on their own account and, when it is taken into con- 
sideration that in making efforts to secure concessi<»ns or 
assistance of this government or of foreign governments 
through this government that the Chamber works in close co- 
operation with the various Chambers of Commerce throughout 
the United States, the Chamber of Commerce of the l.'nite<l 
States and the National l-oreign Trade Council, it can nailily 
be appreciated that its inJluence is far reaching and the results 
obtained must be greater than any individual effort could 
accomplish. 

Obviously many activities have been overlooked in the above 
statement and the best suggestion the ilepartment can offer is. 
if yon want any assistance or information regarding forrij-n 
trade, call on the department and see what it can do. 



San Francisco Chamber of Comn>erce Activities 




C. W Dr Joumalt*. 
in chart* ol Tarifft 
• nd Rair Quolaliont, 
Lmamining Tariff Filrt 
in tk* Tranaportation 
Dvpartmenl 



Attorney-Manager, Seth Mann, and Astiatant Mana- 
ger, John S. Willi*, in conference 



TRANSPORTATION 



Till' Tran-s|uirtnti<iii I)«-|>Hrtiiicnt in (>rKHni/<-<l ami 
iiiaintaiiicd to prot(*i>t Sjin Francisco in tranHportatiun 
matteni from undup diHcrimination which may arise by 
n*a.Hon of rate adjii.HtmcntN favorini; other sections of 
the roiintr>' to the detriment of .""Jan Francisco. 

The l)f|iartmi*nt ;'<'«l to a'wv individual mcm- 

Imth a KiTvici- in tr;i; .on afTnirs which thi'V cannot 

obtain from any •»tht-r !»oiircc. Many meinlM-rs avail 
themselves of this service. More than Hfte«>n thoii.sanil 
ini|iiirieH arc answi-rcd each y«*ar. This is an avcraff** *>f 
more than fifty per day. and coverii imiuiries by personal 
call, by letter and by telephone. 

A tile of railroad and steamship tariffs complete in 
character and ••onsidcrcd «)ne of the most valuable on 
the Pacific Coast and rate tpiotations and traffic and 
tariff information of a reliable charact«-r nmy always be 
had on re«|uest. 



Advice is triven to members as to the best method oi 
procedure in all cases where traffic problems are in- 
volved and in whi<'h a knowledjfc of traffic matters is 
re(|uired. 

Interstate Commerce Commission and Calif(»rnia Hail- 
roatl (Vtniiiiission decisions and rulin^rs are kept on tile. 
up-to-date and complete. 

The Department does not handle freight claims for 
its members, but where a settlement of such (*laims has 
not been reached an<I the clainuint is dissatisfied with 
the action (»f the carrier ami is convinced that his claim 
is a proper one to be paid, it will be examined into an<fl 
full advice furnished in regani thereto, also correct rates 
will be checked and tariff refiTcnees furnished when 
freight charges as [in'scnted for payment are in doubt 
or dispute. 



San Francifco Chamber of Commerce Activitie* 



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THE GRAIN PIT EXCHANGE HALL 

Members of the Grain Trade A»»oci*tion in daily taMion 




H. C. Bunkrr. Chief 
Intpector and James 
J. Sullivan, Inspector 
in the Grain Inspec- 
tion Dep a r t m e n t 
Showing Grain Stand- 
ards 



GRA] 



The In.sptM'tion Dt'partiiifiit of tin- Sail Fraiicisi'o 
(liajiiln'r «>f ( 'omiiuTcr wliilo primarily fur tlic inspection 
of jrrain, inspt-cts and issin-s rertitiratrs for (piality and 
wi'ijriits «»f otlu-r i-oniiiioditi«'K, at the n'(pn'st of any 
iiH-iiilirr, an<l for a non-iin'inlirr. not a resident of the 
Stale of California and not having an ap>nt in the State. 

The seope of this I)epartiiient has so eiilar^red that its 
Herviees are in demand, not only for the inspeetion, 
loeally. of (Train, lieaiis. hay, potatoes and onions, hut is 
ealled on to inspeet numerous importations of Oriental 
produet.s, consiKtinp of rieo, heans, walnuts aixl peanuts. 

The Department makes up trrain and hean standards 
for eaeh erop year; thj'se standard sami»les are sent all 
over the world and on them the export husiness is 
largely predicated. 

Tlie ofTiec of the Thief Inspector is fully equiped with 
the neces.sary test weipht scales, pravity si-ftarator. 
.screens and other implements for testinjr trrain hoth for 
cleanliness and f«)r impurities. 

The Ins|)e«'tion force consists of a Chief Inspector, 
togetlier with Deputy Inspectors stntioni>d at San Fran 
cisc(». Tort Costa and Stockton. 

Deputy Ins|)ectors are sent to various interi«tr points 
.to inspect and load out prain to cars. This .service has 
F|)roved very valuahle to (;rain shippers. Controversies 
arising; l)ctween memhers as to <|inility of m*ain tendered 
on sales, as well as i»ther commodities, are settled Ity the 
Chief Inspector, while disputes as to ditTerelices in values 
are adjudicated hy the Arl)itration Committee. 



Tile drain 'i'rade Association of the San Francisco 
Chamlier of Commerce occupies one-half of the main 
floor of the Chamhi-r of Commerce in The .Merchants 
K.xchantrc Ituildint;. 

All varieties of fjraiii, licaiis, corn, etc., ari- traded in 
on sample in the morning; from 10 a. m. to 12 m., every 
iiicmlier liavin<r a taldc nr half of one for his samples. 
The option market on praiii tliat is trading in future 
delivery such as May or Decemher, or any month desir- 
ahle, is open from 11 to 11 :'M^ a. m. and 2 to 2::{(l p. m. 
on (»ne side of the tahles when trading is in s|)ot t7<><>ds. 
This |dan is callc*! the pit atuj only memhers of tlu- 
(Jrain Tra<lc Association arc allowed to trade in either 
place. 

Options traded in are 10(1 ton lots on which a deposit 
is re<|uired of $400--half of it to he deposited hy Seller 
and the other half hy Muyer. This deposit poes into the 
hank and remains tlwre until tlie contract is liipiidated 
as truarantec to lioth sides. 

The option husiness is one under the supervision of 
the Caller. Kvery trade must l>e mad(> in the open and 
l»la<'«'d on reconl, a copy of which is posted on the 
hiackhoard immediately a/ter each session. 

i:{.'» memliers of the Cliamher of ('(unmerce arr- mem- 
hers of the (irain Trade Association, who must !»• class 
"A" memhers in order to trade in trrain on the Floor. 
Hither a de|»osit «»f .+.'>(»(». 00 (»r a ccrtifi<'ate of stock in 
the Mendiaiits Kxt'hantre Muihiintr must he deposited 
with the treasurer of the Cliamlier for the f:iitliful per 
formance of ilnii' eontracts with iiieirdicrs of the .\s- 
soeiation. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Comnrterce Activities 



INDUSTRIAL 




ard Index of all Facloriet in the San 
t'rancitco Bay Rrgion Croti Indrxrd 





i.llrralurr ^^t^a rio.idi«-t» 
From All Counliet in Californij 

TIh' IndiiHtrinI I)r|»artm«nt t»f Hh- » hamlM-r locntrH 
fjii'torif-s. It furniiilK'H thonr intin-Htrd with oopii's of 
nil irmh- in<|uirirH. It haH Initrd SlatoH and California 

"I natural n'HonnM-H. railroads 
map of iIm' induHtrial S«t- 
iiuH til S«o FrHif t^«o upon whifh in shown rvory p'ww 
of property, •viry huildinu Uvith its sizf typo of ron 
Mrurtion and piiriMisi' for whii'h »i.H«*d ) : loi'ati«»n of all 
pioni. raitroad.H. and imhistrial tracks: availahh* factory 
siti'H with trrnis of nalc or Icaju*: a card index of over 
2,«MN) S •■ -o factories classified un«Ier every 

artirli- <l ; trade directories of the I'nitcd 

St ..I Hi. world. It has a lihrary of over 7<"» 

■itriirtirit; NiMliotM-^ »f (Mipiilaliuii, iiiannfaelur- 
nnil .. Hurean re- 



V«>i 

ini; 



T»i>rts and 



it ion. wi» 



rk- 



Mapi and Charti relating to ihr liiduttrial Survey of the San 



Francisco Bay Region including "San Franci»co on Paper," the 
largest map of San Francisco in practical use 

men's i-ompiiisalioii and insiiramc. lalmr <osts: report ol 
all intlustriai an«l similar surveys; immij:ration statistics 
all (tovernniental piililieations on Alaska; (Jovernmriit 
and State reports on natural resources an<l ra\\ 
materials; reports and hulletins of all r»f the Cnlifornii 
State Bureaus and ( '<in«missions; statistics on welHar- 
work; reports of the vari«»us I'«»rl Ccimmissions: statisti<- 
of tinenj|»loymi-nt. and imlustrinl education, reports on 
housint; and city planninjr: heat, lijrlit an<l power costs 
of San FVancisco and other cities and comparative la^ 
antl insurance rates. Its Hies contain certain comfihl 
information as to San Francisco's distrihutive area and 
markets; power and lalior costs; companil ivc tax ami 
in.surancc rales; port eharjfes ami Iransporlatioii laciji 
ticH. TIIK FACIMTIKS OV TIM-: DKI'Ain'MKNT AUK 
AT YOIH SKHVUK. 



S«n Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitiet 



ri^i 



MARINE 

Rrpiiris all vrs^rU as soon a<< 
rcportctl approacln'u- .n.i 
iiiK i" ilif p"rt i)t '- 

Reports all %• 
from (he port of San Krattcisco 
with destination. 

Posts on bulletin hoarils in 
ExchanKc Hall oi the Chamber, 
less reports <»l vr ' 
•I to ant] from !'.> 

V t anil Hawaiian Isl 

Ports 

Keeps record of movenuiit- 
of all vessels bound to >•> 
from Pacit'ic Coast and Ha^^.oi- 
an Island F*orts, same bciiiK 
posted daily on bulletin boards 
u- >oon as received. Also hav 



rhrrmomrlrr. Barometer, Recording Barometer and Ther- 
momrlrr and Humidity Gauge. Map of Weather Condition* 
I'otled Daily for the United State* 




ibcr» 
Obtaining 
Arrival* 
and 

Departure 
at the 
Marine 
De.k 



Branch of U. 
partment. Depth 
Coait 



register that gives movement M 
vessels in all parts of the worin 

Receive by telegraph im 
mediately reports of all mi* 
^ and disasters to t( 
• <l t«» i»r from Pacit'ic ' 
ft 'I Hawaiian Islands pori^ .>- 
well as other mishaps of im- 
p-^'Ttance. 

Have on file recapitulation 
of cargoes arriving on all ve> 
»«ls in the port of San 
Francisco 

RccortI is kept of all outwanl 
carg'xs to I-oreign. Eastern 
Hawaiian Inland and British Cnnnnnia i>.«rt~ 

Manii( sts of inward cargoes are kept on hic and can be seen 
at an> tunr; •uitward bound manife>ts are kept in book form 
and art- npm t.> members asking to sec same. 

ShipmciUx <«i barley, wheat, flour, oats, corn and rye arc 
kept up to date. 

Receipts of coal from all sources daily. 

Receipts of wheat, flour, barley, oats, shorts, bran, middlings, 
beans, corn. rye. wool, potatoes, onions, hay. straw, hops and 
^thcr grains as well as butter. egK^. cheese, hides, pelts, quick- 
silver and other articles are ma<le up every twenty-four hours. 
' N'cwspapers nf foreign coiintric"». eastern cities and principal 
citi« >. nt l*aii;u- (.'oast are kept on tile 

Shipping Registers — Bureau Veritas. Bureau Veritas Reper- 
toire General of Steamers and Sailing Vessels. I.loyds Regi<iter 
of Steamers and Sailing Vessels and Owners, Lloyds Appcn«lix 
a'' well as Rules and Regulations Record of American and 



S. Hydrographic Office, adjoining Marinr De- 
of Water on Principal bar Port* of the Pacific 

Foreign Shipping, List of Vessels owned on Pacific Coast, 
List of Merchant Vessels of the United States SliinninL' durs 
and charges in ports of the world. 

.\orth Pacific Coast Shipping Information 

Telegraph Codes— .•\-<^)ne. .\. B. C 4th Kditiun. A. 1'.. C. 5ili 
Edition, j. K. .Armsby Code. Bcdfor<l .McNeil Mining and 
General Telegraph Co«le. Liebers Standard. Moreing and N'cal 
Mining, Scotts, W'atkins Universal Shipping Code Revised 
ICdition 1904 and International Cable Directory of Addresses. 

Record of prices of New York and London Silver-^, ]•'.%• 
changes, principal New York Stocks. Cuba sugar, coflfcc and 
cotton. 

Resides the above general information of all kinds relative 
to information of port and -.hipping in general. 

I'he Marine Department is never closed; information may be 
secured at any time of the day or night. Call Kearny 112 



fiO 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Enicfcd J* »c<.o; ; aii .ir-r- Ii' irv '915, at the Von 

Office SI San Ft >. under 

the set . 

Sub»cripiinn Price I- illy Cenu per Year. 

Fubli»hed weekly by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER Ol* COMMERCE. 

Merchsnit Exchange Building, 465 California St.. 

San Francbco. 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



207. 
indusir 
yr.T- 

COr 

rcf. 



pru|{rr»»ive concern. 



. w III) N ) iar> 

^ ncllinK and 3 

K-nce desires to 

Best of local 



POSITIONS OPEN 

A T"'* . t, a wide anakc younR man to 

hs! Icncc — knowledKc of stenography 

'" "in ii"( nrir»>ary. Must be willing to work hard 

c a general knowledge of foreign commerce and 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



The following departments of the government will open 
bids for supplies on the dates mentioned: 

March J6th. 1 1 UO a. m the Purchasing Agent Alaskan 
EnKiiirrriiiv' T, .mm i s si, m 422 Hell St. Terminal. Seattle, for 
fur lies, feed bags, saddlery and 

leat . ; • -. etc. 

April Jnd. i UO p ni. Coiiuiiissioner of Indian .Affairs, ta^ 
Howard St.. San Francisco for supplying groceries, gla.os- 
ware. furniture, harness, leather, paints, oils, hardware, etc. 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 



'K. r.,n.,» 



Ma 

con . 

iim« ffiven 



T III. Ill 



D»«iin«iK>n 



L««v« 



DaU 



Ordinary iUil 
Cloaca F«rry 



Rrir<ai«red 

Mall Cloaca 

Karry 



AiMtnilU 
Naw ZmUfmI 

China-Japan 



ManiU. P I 



Hawaii 



Quam. M I 
Tahiti 



' Sonoma 
Patoona 
•Niacmra 
••TJlaonjUrl 
Inaba Maru 
Yokohama M 
Hitwrt* Mar\j 
V«n»su«la 
TJiaondarl 

I SilMrU Mara 
Thontaa 

I Ot Northern 

' I.urlin* 

Sonoma 

Maul 

Thomaa 
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10 ao^m 

10 40am Mar 
10 40am Mar 
10 30am 

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8 SOpm 
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10 10am Mar 2S 

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*Ttls wflMl daparta fron Vaacouw. B. C. 

**Thla vvaMl cairtaa only mails for Honckons. Manila and 

Nciherlantfs BaM Indlaa. 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If you are interested wnie to Forenjn Trade Depart- 
ment of the Chamber of Commerce giving number. 



I42J. .SaiHo I)<iintiiK-i< i I •..iiniiii an KriniJilK . i>ait> t|c- 
kircs to coinmunicaie with exporters of Japanese mcr 
chandise. * 

1424. Havana (Cuba) firm of attorneys deoirrs to coin- 
nuinicair with parties wishing mercantile collections or 
reports made, claims settled, etc. 

1425. Santiago (Chile) commercial organiialion desires 
to communicate with firms exporting oils, lumber, etc.; 
also firms importing saltpetre. They also deaire to com- 
miirii,.iic with |(eneral import and export firms with ■ 
-I'^v .>f increasing trade between this port and Chile. 
Kill K nces. 

1426. I.imoges (France) firm dealing in nuts— principally 
\\.ilinits — desires to correspond with firms in this city with 
a view of appoiniing a representative. 

1427. .Sigatoka Kiver (Fiji Islands) party desires to com- 
intinir.ite with exporters of general provision*. Wishes 
i-.i(:il<iL;tir<( 

PrrnianrnI coKimnt of thr Arlivilirt a* publithrd wrrkly 



MEETING CALENDAR 

SUN noil TUtS WED THM W SAT 




Ring up Krarny 112 and find 
out when your Committee Mrctt 









CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 




Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
i:vi:iiv Tin KSDAV — maw( ii 2i»th. nn7 



^o. 13 



IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP 



The Charities Endorsement Committee of the Chamber of Commerce urges the members 
of this organization to refuse to give any advertisement to any program for special events. 

Kvi-ry liusint'ss inuii knows llmt liowi-vrr good the olijrrt that such advrrtisiMin'nts arr [iractically 
never jfivrn for any adviTtisinj? value and may NKVKIi Id- jiistiH«'d as a Imsiness cxpenditun'. In most cases. 
solieit«)rs for a<lv«'rtisin>r of this character are |iai<l hiuh i-ommissions and the Chamher of Commerce has 
polleeted abundant evidence to show that in many cases the objects represente<l receive little if any, of the 
money paid for sueli advertising. 

If a contribution is desired for a le«fitimate cause, the contribution shuuid be made to a n-spon- 
Hible official. NO ADVERTISEMENT SHOULD BE GIVEN AS A CONTRIBUTION. 

The abu.scs of advertising solicitation for special proirrams arc so many an<l the amount of money 
improperly secured in this way i.s so large that the Chamber believes that an al»solute policy, cutting out 
the practice of making contributions in the form of advertising, sluuild l)e adopted. 

If you agree with the policy of the Chamber, you arc urged to write a letter to the Chamber of Com- 
merce agreeing not to give such advertising and to (juote definitely your agreement with the Chamber of 
Commerce refusing to respond to such appeals. 

The above does not refer in any way to legitimate advertising in regular publications <»r even in 
special publications which are treated fui a strictly legitimate and business basis. 



DID YOU READ LAST WEEK'S 12 PAGE ISSUE—DON'T MISS IT! 



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S*n FrancUco Chamber of CommtiLc Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 

OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Hnicrcd a* M«.onil«.lA»* matter January 7. 1915. at the Pott 

Office ai San Francisco. California, under 

th« act of March 3. 1879. 

Subscription Pfi.-«' l-ihv Crni* |»rr Year 



SAN FRANt 

\frri>ianl% 1 



OMXir.RCE. 

■ .. 1 r >;. v.; ( .tlitornia St. 

San I fjniiMO 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 





AM! •■"-* 

Ma: 




• ^ '" "^"rANS! 

>ne of the Nation 
,'s prosperity 


■■s are mutual 

ary in all industry 


' 




rvcry man who has a dollar or more 
the future of our Nation's wealth 
h IS industrial strength 




NuUon.i> kt 


.dig 


In.! 




100.000.000 persons in the U. S. 




niot' 

Don t be 
Unite to 




r to industry should be tolerated 
:> or by alarmists 
UR cause 


».- . . 1 . . 








the rights of industry 
with as a friend 


Your allegi 
I. To Ame 




ance 
rica: 


c..; , .oyer A employe are the same 

2. To Your Home: 3. To Your Business 



Th»' NatiiiiiHl .V.'CMX'iatioii of Mnuufni-tur<rs. throu^rh 
ita IndiiKtrial IMihlicity l>«'|mrtineiit, in tlistrilmtiiiK n 
M-rifH of odiirntJonHl postiTs. of which tin* ahovi* is a 
.Haiii(t|(>. The ('hainlu-r has Home of theKe po.sterK fur 
distrihution upon applieation. They are l!)x2r) inches. 



ALASKA PURCHASING OFFICE OPENS HERE 

rarllv iiir«»ii;:li iIk- . iV.irls ol tli'- ( li.iinii. r <.| ( <.iii 
iiicrce, the purcha.sinp af^eiit of the Ala.skan Knjrineer- 
ing C'uiniiii.HMioii. located at Seattle. Wa.sh.. ha^ opened 
an ofTice at 514 Kohl Huildini;. this city with a repre- 
sentative of the cuiiiini.s.sioii directly in charge. Mr. 
Dole, the l*urchasin;j ARint. is stire that the opening 
of this office will result in greater husinesM to San 
Kmni-isiM) nnrchant><. 



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followInK H..I1 t (T ill'. « .iii.l .-;..«,i,»: iim.s 


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Kerry 




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So noma 

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LUNCHEON TODAY 
.\ j«»int liinche<in by the San Francisco Cham 
licr of Coniiiicrce and the Coiniiiercial Clnh will 
he held in the rooms of the C'oniinervial Club at 
rj :1.'» ttMlay. The speaker will be the Honorable 
•liilean II. Arnold. American Coiniiiereial .\ttachc 
to China and tiapan. Mr. Arnold will explain 

the n •snity and advantaffs to San Krancis«'o 

of III' ion of the ' i China Clnii. 

•Ml 11/ intercste<l in • • <• with Cliiiia 

s! > iKl altciitl lliis luncheon. Members of tin- 
< liamber who arc not iiicnil)crs of the Commercial 
Club can secure tickets at the office of the 
Chamber of Commerce. Luncheon will l>c ".'» 
cents per plate. 



MAID N CALIFORNIA— KNOWN EVERYWHERE 

The above slunaii, togctiicr with the pictuiu' of an 
attractive youn^ maid, with head in air, forms the 
tratlc mark of San Francisco's newest industry. IVr- 
liaps the reason of the yoinig lady's proudly upturned 
lu-ad is the consciousness that her stockings are se- 
«'urc. for the trade mark advertises a new make of 
chihlrcn's garters. They arc the only garters made 
west of Chicago and The Levey Manufncluring Com- 
pany, wliich has just commenced tli«-ir manufac-ture in 
San Francisco, has every confidence in building up 
an extensive trade on the I'acific Coast. Tlicy claim 
there is a demand for a better grade garter than is 
now on the market and thcj' propose to supply the 
demand. 

Kvery successful business had a beginning. The 
business of manufacturing garters in San Francisco 
is starting in a modest way with eleven employees. 
It will grow, however, for the manufacturers have a 
wi.lf experience in their line and know Pacific Coast 
-•••n<iitions. They have chosen this time to enter the 
field because they forsee the rapid growth of the 
Pacific Coast. They have chosen San Franei.sco as 
their location because of its natural distributive ad- 
vantage. This new industry is allied with the garment 
making industry which is at present showing a healthy 
growth in San Francisco and is another indication of 
the centering of the industry in this city. 



A WORD TO LOCAL MANUFACTURERS 

The Industrial Department ol tlic Chamber ut Com- 
merce is being extensively used by the Purchasing 
Agents of the large local companies with head- 
fpiartcrs in San Francisco. You can help us and 
help yourself if you will supply us with complete 
information of the articles you manufacture. 

Our classifie<l list is as complete as it is possible for 
us to make it but changes occur from time to time 
and very often manufacturers enter new fields or turn 
•lit by-products of which we know nothing. 

If manufacturers will bear this department in mind. 
1' \\\\\ r.siilt in iii'T<-;is'-<l tmsiiii'ss tollieiii. 



*Thls vcaael departs from VancoaTW. B. C. 



- FLY THE FLAG 
NEARLY EVERY OFFICE BUILDING IN 
SAN FRANCISCO HAS A FLAG POLE ON IT. 
FLY THE FLAG! 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



63 



PRELIMINARY INDUSTRIAL SURVEY 

The Chamber of Commerce has had so many mqinnes for a report on the Industrial Survey 
that it has been decided to print Dr. Rastall's lectnre on the subject. Dr. Rastall made only a pre- 
liminary industrial survey of San Francisco. It is planned to publish at a later date results of the 
Industrial Sun-ey, which is now being made by the Chamber. 



"An industrial survey is an effort to secure the informa- 
tion which will make the most effective campaign for in- 
dustrial development of a community. Our civic and indus- 
trial bodies have been trying to work in America with a 
very small amount of definite information. It is our 
endeavor 'o gather effective knowledge for this survey in 
an effort to put the community on a par with well managed 
private industries, giving it sp>ecific and general information 
for its guidance. On one hand it is an inventory of natural 
resources, and on the other a physicians diagnosis. 

As an inventory it collects for the community definite 
infornution with regard to all industrial, mercantile and 
civic questions, serving the same purpose for the city as 
does an inventory for a store or factory, giving exact 
information upon which an intelligent judgment of condi- 
tions can be secured, and plans for the future can be 
based. 

As a diagnosis the information is analyzed in order to 
determine the strong and weak spots, and to prepare briefs 
for systematic presentation, that the strong points may be 
capitalized and the weaknesses eradicated. 

Mechanically every survey has three sections. First, the 
collection of a great file of facts, tables and maps. This 
information must cover every phase of the community's 
activities, and from these files we should be able to answer 
any reasonable question relative to the community. 
Secondly, all the material gathered must be condensed into 
a series of volumes, constituting an encyclopedia of the 
city. Thirdly, the preparation of the material in the best 
form for publicity and advertising. That is working out 
the selling points of the community as a salesman would 
work up his goods or a real estate dealer would work up 
his land. 

There are three stages in the matter of proceedure. The 
carrying out of field studies; the analysis of materials and 
formulation of conclusions; and the campaign of practical 
work, that is. taking advantage of the opportunities pre- 
sented and the elimination of the weaknesses which have 
been exposed. 

There has been but three months allowed to cover this 
entire field, and at this rapid rate of proceedure there has 
been just time enough to spread a general light on the 
situation, and at the present time the San Francisco work 
does not represent a complete survey, as this involves an 
extraordinary amount of work. But should it be carried 
on to completion the city will have a work of great value 
which will enable the entire community in every phase of 
industry to run as smoothly as a private corporation. 

The present survey is but a preliminary study of the 
readily available materials which could be secured in such 
brief time, and the most rapid diagnosis has been made, the 
idea being to merely get an outline in the quickest possible 
way. spreading a light on the entire situation, leaving the 
difficult details and sections where many obstacles were 
encountered for later consideration. The material so far 
compiled is included in the three volumes I have here which 
consist approximately of 1000 pages, 60 or 70 maps, and 400 
tables and charts. 

This evening I will but draw out the principal ideas of 
the survey, with the help of a few slides illustrating its 
general nature. First we will show the principal business 
and industrial facts regard San Francisco as brought out in 
the survey, and second a rough synopsis analyzing the 
advantages along the business and industrial lines, and third 
we will take into consideration this city in the larger phases 
as a place in which to live and work and the opportunity 
which it affords for success and happiness to the average 
individual. 

Before passing on into the material, those interested in 
any particular section may ask what questions they will 



when I have finished and I will answer them if the detailed 
material is available for making the proper answer. 

First then coming to our section of the principal indus- 
trial and business facts with regard to San Francisco our 
subheading will be Population. Wealth. Financial Institu- 
tions. Real Estate and Building. Mercantile Enterprise, 
Manufactures, and Tributary Territory. 

POPULATION 

Population is the basic measure of development of a 
community. Population tells the story of what a section is 
and what it can develop into. The character of the popula- 
tion determines the size of markets and the business 
activity as well as the purchasing power of the people. 
Not only the amount of population must be taken into con- 
sideration but also the quality. 

This slide was made from the reports of the United 
States census and shows the distribution of population 
throughout the country. You will notice the greatest 
density of population in the United States is in the East. 
One of the greatest needs of the West is more population. 
In 1910 the census reports show that half of the population 
of the United States is in the first tier of states surround- 
ing New York. In the West you will notice how the 
densest population centers around San Francisco as it does 
around New York in the East. The mountain and Pacific 
states occupy 40'- of the territory of the United States, and 
have only !'"> of the national population. This shows at a 
glance one of the principal causes of the business and in- 
dustrial importance of New York City. 

California has the densest population of any western state 
with 15 per square mile, but the relative situation is seen 
when we compare it with that of from 200 to 400 and more 
per square mile in the eastern states such as Connecticut 
and Massachusetts. If we assume that California has one- 
half of its area with no people at all and it could be 
occupied in the same degree as the entire state of Rhode 
Island and or Connecticut, making an exceedingly conserva- 
tive estimate, with the productive and industrial possibilities 
of this state. California can sustain 40,000.000 people. 

With this slide we will compare the rate of the increase 
and growth, the western half of the country is the black 
area and the eastern half is light. All but two of the states 
west of this line have increased 50' '< in the last decade, 
while only two states east of this line have increased at as 
rapid a pace as that, and if that keeps on there is great 
hope for the future. Four of five generations of that sort 
of thing and the handicap of the West will be overcome 
and California will be the empire of the country; for Cali- 
fornia shows an increase of 60'' during the last decade, 
which record was only exceeded by New York and Penn- 
sylvania. Its growth was three times that of any other 
western state except Washington. 

California's cities are growing three times as fast as the 
rural sections, and there is a large excess of men in the 
state, 125 men to every 100 women. This state bears about 
the same ratio as the United States in the numbers of 
foreign and native born and of white. Oriental and colored 
population. The foreign born population is largely from 
the more intelligent and thrifty nationalities, the percentages 
of the total population being German \S''r, Italian \Z%. 
English 10''. and Irish lO*^'*. The percentage of Orientals 
is surprisingly small. 

The fact that over 50' '< of the native born American popu- 
lation of the Pacific Coast comes from other states will give 
an idea of the great attractiveness of this section over other 
states, the corresponding figure from New England being 6.6. 

While the Pacific Coast is growing it exercises an amaz- 
ing hold upon its own people. Less than 10'^ of the people 
born here have left to make their homes elsewhere. This 



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is much the smallest percentage shown by any American 
Commonwealth. 

The present slide thowm • density map by county of 
California s^uMir^^- how the grrjtrr ttjrt ,,( rhr populitton 
centers es of S« ■ Ant;clet 

and the areas. area of a 

city is • len imies ui the tay's boundry. 

Approx: entire population of the state is 

wit" an area of San Francisco, this area 

ha% during the decade of 1900 to 1910. 

Thr aiiu.li mcrrase in the Los Angeles metropolitan area 
during the laM dacadc was 315.000 and for San Francisco 
2I4X>00. but in the year 1910 Los Angeles had a population 
of 319.000 while San Franci«co and Oakland combined in a 
smaller area ha,! S'vg OOO The suburban cities of Berkeley 
and Long h^ v a rapid increase, the figures being 

TWr and 6- -.^ lively. The cities of San Francisco. 

Los Angeles a:tj Ctkland have secured one-half of the total 
increase of population in the entire state during the last 
decade. 

The marvelous recuperation powers of San Francisco 
were brought to the notice of the whole world following the 
devastton wrought by the catastrophe of the great fire and 
eanh. Ml. irr Since that time the reports have been irregular 
but nated that there has been an increase of 21 'V 

in t f of 1900 to 1910. The school census of 1906 

accredited the city with a population of 4S0.000. and it is 
estimated the exodus of population as a result of the fire 
was some 275.000 persons, assuming that there has been an 
increase of 25.000 per year from 1907 to 1910 and half of 
that amount up to the present year the present population 
of the city is well above a half million today. By compar- 
ing the national bureau of census reports, the census of 
school attendance and the population estimates of the 
Telephone Company, the average of the three estimates 
gives us a population of 549.000 for this city, which is as 
nearly accurate an estimate as we could expect to obtain. 

The next map separates San Francisco into assembly dis- 
tricts in order that we may see what has occurred to the 
population in snccial areas. In the center of the city there 
is very little difference, in the districts burned by the fire 
there is some decrease, however. The suburban areas show 
a lar^e increase, in other words the very rapid increase of 
population of the transbav cities have been matched by the 
city of San Francisco suburbs prooer. That movement is 
typical of present development of the present American 
communities, the increase in some cases amounting to a« 
hieh as 200*% Should this movement continue in accord 
with the new building operations in both the suburbs and the 
aoartment houfe sections nearer the center of the city, there 
will be an amazing increase here bv 1920. 

Another existing condition typical of the American indus- 
trial center is shown on this chart of the distribution of 
race and nationality. 'A of the population being natives with 
native bom parents. S native with foreign parents, and 
'A foreign bom. 

TTiere is an unusually laree nercentaee of native Donulation 
and a small percentage of children, the size of the families 
are normal, however. This is nrobablv due to the fact that 
most of the population are immigrants. There is a very 
large percentage of <iing1e persons, and an excess of men. 
the figures being 50'~'r male and .'^0'% female ponulation. 

As a whole the i>onu1ation of San Francisco is of a very 
high class. Before leaving this Question of ponulation may 
I remark aratn that the west is in need of new r>ooulaiion. 
Now. very cl'^sely related to that is the problem of immigra- 
tion. Nrw York in the year nreceeding the war had about 
one mil'!'^'^ ' — ■crapfj ju co'^nared to every few thousand 
in San 1 You people of San Francisco are over- 

looking > .: if you do not p«-rpare for the influx of 

people to this countrv, and thev will most assuredly come 
when {migration is stimulated at the close of the war and 
the direct steamship lines are running regularlv between this 
port and Furooe. At the ot>en»n«y of the Panama Canal 
several steamship companies established offices in this citv 
in ant'cipation of a rush of imicration to this coast and 
with the rominr of the war this business was postponed 
but immediately following the close of this great struggle a 
stream of home seekers will come to you and you must be 
prepared to receive them. 

WEALTH 

Wealth measures the height of development and. of 



course, is the direct measure of prosperity. It indicates the 
1' ' '•cr of the people, the value of the markets to 

•' 'nd the ability of the people to finance their /^ 

'-•■■■ i -.,•••<:!» and the general average reign of success. V 

1 he next table gives us some of the principal cities and 
general estimates of their wealth. And here we see the 
large amount of wealth in the East and the small amount 
in the West. California centers the wealth of the West the 
same as New York centers the wealth of the Kast. The 
wealth of California is larger than the entire wealth of the 
west Mountain and Pacific States combined except the 
State of Washington. The mountain states are accredited 
with 6 4 billions, the Pacific states 13 . billions, while Cali- 
fornia has 8' I billions. In the first tier of states around 
New York we find about ; of the national wealth of the 
United States, but in the matter of per capita wealth Cali- 
fornia leads the country with more than (3500 per person. 
This is a better record than for any other state in the Union, 
and California has made the greatest strides in achieving 
wealth recently than any other state. 

The centering of the wealth of the West is particularly 
noticeable around San Francisco and Alameda counties, 
where approximately ' i of the total taxable wealth of the 
state is found, with San Francisco leading in taxable wealth 
per capita of any city in the country with $2,368 per person 
as compared with $1,765 for New York. The rate of in- 
crease has also been noticeably rapid, the city's wealth hay- 
ing doubled in the last decade. 

The two next tables show the distribution of the wealth 
of the city and state. San Francisco has the smallest ratio 
of mortgage indebtedness of any city in the United States. 
California not only has wealth but it is widely distributed 
which is shown by this absence of property mortgages, and 
there is not found the usual binding up of vast amounts, a 
condition typical of most financial centers. The property is 
individually owned and the people are not in debt for it. 
There are an amazingly large number of incomes from 
$3000 to $5000. which gives proof of the evenly divided 
wealth over the entire population. 

The city has an exceptionally high average of general r 
prosperity and the average citizen is as prosperous as the ^ 
average successful citizen in America. 

BANKS 

In the matter of financial institutions we find the generally 
existing prosperity mirrored in the reports of the monetary 
returns of the city. California has four times the banking 
resources of Washington and Oregon combined, and the 
city of San Francisco has nearly 'j of the total banking 
resources of the state, and, therefore, more than the total 
for the states of Washington and Oregon combined, whereas 
Seattle and Los Angeles combined have just about one-half 
of the banking resources of San Francisco. We find the 
same conditions existing in the matter of deposits and 
capital. 

Next we have a chart of the bank clearings and we see 
the steady increase, the amount doubling about every ten 
years and an increase of more than 50*^^ in this single last 
year. We find on the present table San Francisco to be the 
seventh city in the United States in the amount of its bank 
clearings. From 1910 to 1916 the clearings show that the 
city's increase was more than that of the three largest coast 
cities combined. From June, 1915 to the same month 1916 
shows an increase in assets of National Banks to be 
19.000,000. State Banks 26.000.000. and Savings Banks 
24,000.000. 

The general prosperity of the people is also brought to our 
attention by the fact that to every five persons living in the 
city there are three savings bank accounts. The savings 
bank resources of this city are three times those of the city 
of Los Angeles and 40'' of the total resources of the state. 

Again with the financial resources we have a striking ex- 
ample of the prosperity and ability of the city to develop its 
own industrial opportunities immediately upon their presen- 
tation if the proper interest can be stimulated. 
REAL ESTATE 

Real estate is the basic form of property. A large part of ^ 
the capital of a community is tied up in real estate, and real 
estate effects business and commercial interests of the entire 
community. We have made a study of the real estate values, 
sales and mortgage problems and other general conditions 
with regard to San Francisco and the state and have 
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In a comparative study of real estate values here and in 
other cities, we hnd that San Francisco values are high, but 
this high range of values is, of course, primarily due to the 
location of the city on a peninsula, surrounded on three 
sides by water and intersected by hills cutting off all natural 
lines of expansion. Takmg other cities of about the same 
size and working out ratios of unit property values, we find 
that the San Francisco property values are very high, how- 
ever they are not inflated or extreme. In the busmess and 
commercial sections they are high but in the residence sec- 
tions normal for a city of its size. The accompanying table 
gives the values following the fire and running through the 
Exposition period and shows a more marvelous development 
than any city in the United States in amount of construc- 
tion and real estate sales. 

AGRICULTURE 

Let us now take general business conditions in the 
principal industrial fields. First, agriculture for instance. 
Perhaps it seems queer to consider agriculture in the survey 
of a city. It is not queer, however. Agriculture is the 
primary rudiment in the development of every industrial 
center. The basis population is agricultural, most business 
comes from agricultural centers and it is especially true of 
San Francisco. No matter how great you may come to be 
in later time you are now and will be always the business 
center of the great western agricultural territory, and the 
development of the agricultural resources of the west are of 
vital importance to this city. 

The first map shows the first range of agricultural re- 
sources in the west and the very small percentage of farm 
lands, the figure for California being only 26' > as compared 
with 72' ■< for New York, 91' < for Illinois, and for the state 
of Colorado which we have always looked upon as being so 
far behind California in development has a percentage but 
a little short of the figure for thi? state. The improved land 
area in California is only 11'', but here we must take into 
consideration the fact that 44' < of the territory is still pub- 
licly owned in national parks, forests, school and entry lands, 
as shown on this map. Notice also the amount of privately 
owned forest land. It is estimated by the State Conserva- 
tion Commission working in conjunction with the United 
States Geological Survey that there are 10,000,000 acres in 
the state that in the future can be subjected to irrigation, or 
nearly as much as the entire present area in improved 
farms. 

With that possible future we note in the next table the 
time of actual present accomplishment. The total amount 
of improved land has remained practically stationary for 
the last three decades. Although the actual number of 
farms has increased during that time, due to the breaking 
up of the some of the larger holdings into small farms, 
there has been no increase in the acreage of tilled districts. 
The size of the farm is still very large, 316 acres being the 
average. There arc still a very large number of small farms 
but over 17' 4 out of the 28.000,000 are still in farms of over 
1,000 acres. 

In accordance with lack of increased tilled acreage there 
has been a lack of increase in the rural population of the 
state. According to the U. S. census reports there was a 
total rural increase in California of 233,000 for the period 
1900-1910, but as rural population includes villages of 2,500 
people and as these small villages have shown a marked 
increase during that time, only a small number have really 
gone out on the land to indulge in agricultural pursuits. 

In permitting her city and agricultural property to remain 
tied up in this manner California has made a serious mistake 
and some step should be taken to remove this obstacle to 
the advancement of the state and consequently of San 
Francisco. This stationary territory and the need of 
agricultural population is one of the most vital problems 
which We must solve if we are to get ahead. Upon it de- 
pends the future prosperity of the community. 

In this we have a chart which shows the very intensive 
occupation of the valley lands and the non-occupation of 
the mountain areas. 

MERCANTILE DEVELOPMENT 
In regard to mercantile development study shows that San 
Francisco's wholesale territory has been decreased and her 
wholesale trade increased. The wholesale district is not 
well located, at least not as a modern industrial city planner 
would plan it. In the future the movement of the whole- 



sale district will be toward a better section of the city 
where more adequate transportation facilities can be had. 
The ideal situation for a wholesale section must h^ve both 
kinds of transportation, rail and water, entering into it and 
direct avenues of delivery. And, I want to say, tliat with 
the proper type of development in the wholesale district of 
this city its business can be greatly stimulated. 

The sales of the wholesale concerns of San Francisco are 
largely local, very few of them have a large trade outside 
of the city. The wholesale territory tributary to San Fran- 
cisco is gradually diminishing, and the importance of the 
wholesale district of San Francisco has been losing out for 
some time past. 

RETAIL 

This city has, however, one of the best developed and 
finest retail sections of any city of its size in the country. 
It has a number of very high grade stores in the retail dis- 
trict but there is a noticeable lack of training in modern 
business systems and the insufTicient knowledge of the best 
methods of advertising, merchandising, salesmanship and 
arrangement of displays. There is a decided need for in- 
creasing efTectiveness. 

This chart is a comparison of the number of stores in this 
city as compared with cities of fairly equal size. You will 
note that there is no very great overplus of any particular 
line of store. 

MANUFACTURING 

Turning to the field of manufacturing, you will notice 
from this map the same situation as we found with regard 
to the density of population. Practically all of the manu- 
facturing of the United States is in the east, and half of it 
is in New York and the states surrounding it, while 1, 10 is 
done by the metropolitan area of New York City alone. 

Turning now to San Francisco you see the same centering 
as we see around New York in the East. San Francisco 
and its metropolitan area stands out strongly as the center 
of the present manufacturing of the West. The growth of 
manufacturing in California has been very rapid in recent 
years, and this state has a larger output than all of the 
Pacific Coast and mountain states combined. From the 
year 1909 to 1914 the value of the output in California 
increased 35',^, and San Francisco is accredited with 40'/rr of 
the California output. 

The size of the factory is small averaging 17 employees 
with a $72,000 output per year. There are a very few large 
manufacturing enterprises producing large supplies of cheap 
raw material, and a very large number of small industries 
producing finer material purely for local consumption. 

San Francisco proper is the 11th city in the United States 
in population but 16th in manufactures, illustrating that it 
has not developed along this line as rapidly as it should 
have although in recent years there are evidences of pro- 
gress. In the city of Newark, N. J., 30' > of the population 
is engaged in manufacturing while in San Francisco only 
12'V are occupied in this way. In the past decade there has 
been an increase of 58'* in the number of plants and 48''( in 
the value of the products. In comparing San Francisco 
with other coast cities we find Oakland with but 132 plants 
and $6,000 output and San Francisco with 538 plants and 
$29,000 output. The San Francisco metropolitan output is 
over twice that of the Los Angeles metropolitan area out- 
put. But the per capita output of this city is very small as 
compared with every city of its size in the country. 

We have however, two things. A great centering of 
manufacturing in San Francisco and considerable opportunty 
of reasonable increase coming to San Francisco, but the 
city has not advanced in proportion to other cities of the 
country in manufacturing. The city and its metropolitan 
area are not increasing in percentage as rapidly as the en- 
tire state or as some other sections of the state. We must 
speed up in our development of manufactures in this dis- 
trict or we will be dropped into an unimportant place 
instead of being the leader in all industries. 

There is a remarkably wide spread of industry in this 
city. The table of manufacturing industries in San Fran- 
cisco and in New York show that what manufacturing the 
city has is widespread and is on the proper basis for future 
expansion in the manner in which New York has expanded. 
The most significant thing is the general absence of those 
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implemeni. clothing, textile and other line*, which groups 
luiuilly mark a great industrial center. 

The general conclusion in regard to the nnanufacturing of 
San Francisco is that this city cannot expect to retain 
permanently its present place as leader if it does not ad- 
vance at a more rapid pace than it has been. 

We see by ' V that although the percentage of manu- 

factures pet small, the output per worker is very 

high. !•• ■ . , >.i industry along the Pacific Coast we 

find the V of the workingman or woman to be of 

the very „ — . character, the amount of work turned out 
by each person to be greater than in any part of the 
country. The officials of Mare Island Navy Yard, men who 
have gained their experience in all parts of the United 
States, assert that this is due to the California climate. 

This map shows the location of factories, you will see 
how they cluster. The next slide is a page from the detailed 
industrial map. of which we have prepared 20 sections show- 
ing all lines of manufacturing in detail. 

SECTION II. 

**As we said at the beginning these facts in regard to San 
Francisco are of no particular use by themselves, in order 
that they may be used successfully for the advancement of 
the community they must be worked into a suitable form for 
presentation as a promoter gathers together his materials and 
then writes a prospectus, so must we write a sales talk for 
the community for every phase of activity. I have selected 
the manufacturing brief to use by way of illustration. It 
was only a few years back that a manufacturer starting up 
in business did not look for the place best adapted to his 
needs but started wherever he happend to live. In com- 
panson in recent times there has been a rapid development 
along the lines of location. Instead of locating on the land 
which is easiest to obtain, we take time to deliberate and do 
not locate until we have found the ideal spot upon which 
to do business. In this connection, the elements which enter 
into an available location for a factory are fairly simple and 
well known. Available supplies of cheap raw material, 
labor efficiency, power supply and cost; good markets, both 
local and tributary: transportation by rail and water, sites 
available, either rent or land value. 

At one time I was employed by the owner of a large 
organization who was thinking of locating a department 
store in a suburban town, and wished to know exactly what 
the chances in that community were, and where the best 
spot was for the location of that particular enterprise. There 
is a great opportunity in this city from the point of view 
of scientific location, if the city itself would gather together 
facts and have them ready to present to a merchant or 
investor contemplating locating a business in order to assist 
him in finding the proper site, so that when his business is 
established he will have every chance to prosper and thereby 
be a valuable addition to the community. 

RAW MATERIALS 

In regard to raw materials, which are a dominant factor 
in the location of manufacturing industries. California is 
rich in all of the most important lines, and is continually 
entering into new fields, this being made possible by the 
fertility of the soil and the variety of climate. Take for 
instance the tremendous expansion of the sugar beet culture, 
and the possibilities in cotton and rice and you will get an 
idea of the future manufacturing possibilities of this city and 
state based on the right side of intensive agricultural de- 
velopment. 

Or take the matter of lumber. Lumber enters into all 
types of manufacture and is the sole material used in a 
great many of them. The Pacific Coast has 40' V of all the 
standing timber in the United States and 20' > of California's 
area is in forests. This fact is of great significance. There 
are in round numbers in California something like 305 
billion feet of standing lumber, this from the latest estimates 
of the U. S. Forest Service. Assuming it is cut at the 
present rate, there is in sight a supply of redwoods which 
will last 140 years and a supply of mixed hardwoods for 
350 years to come. The national forests of the state are 
very large as the present map shows, and there is also a 
large area of privately owned timber lands scattered about 
the state. 

We have two general types of lumbering. The type 
familiar to Northern America where the trees are cut down 
indiscriminately, and the German or European type where 
the trees are cut at a certain size and for each tree cut a 



new one set out. This latter type is. of course, the most 
approved as it increased the value of the forest from year 
to year, and which if practiced in California and the western ^ 
states will so develop the numerous timber resources that ( 
they will become an increasing source of manufacturing 
resources and in time the basis of a raw material supply 
which will be unique in the western continent and in the 
world. 

MINERALS 

California at the present time is the fifth state in the value 
of its output of minerals, but is first in variety and value of 
its mineral deposits, is the belief of the leading mineralogists 
of the country. They reason from two sources. First. Cali- 
fornia contains a supply of every mineral produced in 
America. Secondly, of the sixty varieties commercially pro- 
duced in California a great many arc among the most im- 
portant produced anywhere under the classifications of 
precious metals, building materials and commercial de- 
posits. The commercial {>ossibilities of the great iron ore 
deposits in conjunction with the greatest forests in America 
are without measure. 

LABOR 

Next in importance to raw materials is the question of 
labor. Personal efficiency is the prime factor of any type of 
industry. Of tremendous importance is the degree of 
efficiency and cost of the labor available for the work of 
the community. In the matter of labor supply it is im- 
possible to get accurate data in regard to San Francisco. 
The manufacturing employees in the city are distributed 
between union and non-union labor. Upon investigation of 
two-thirds of the plants of the city we find an actual ma- 
jority of non-union labor, a figure which surprised me and 
will, I think, surprise most of you. 

Now, in regard to labor costs, San Francisco shows all 
along the line of higher average wage than any other Anier- 
ican city. What holds true with the city is also true of the 
manufacturing industries. We would naturally expect the 
product to be higher with high wages but the degree of / 
efficiency is also higher and therefore the price of the pro- ^ 
duct is no higher. In a city like this having the highest 
wage, highest property and highest income scale there is the 
largest degree of success. 1 he wages vary a great deal. 
While as I said the product in San Francisco per capita is 
small, the product of the factories in San Francisco per 
worker is more than the average. Therefore, the factory 
hand is paid more and produces more. By greater efficiency 
and greater employment of efficient processes the high wage 
does not apparently represent an undue tax upon San Fran- 
cisco industry. Labor efficiency has a great deal to do 
with the general welfare of a community, and there are 
some splendid indications of very effective work along 
industrial educational lines in this community. It is not the 
question of wage level but that of efficiency that needs re- 
adjustment, and by the application of modern methods we 
could gain a higher general average than we appear to be 
getting now. 

As shown by this slide, the returns from the United 
States manufacturering analysis are sure that you can 
separate the wide percentage that labor makes of total manu- 
facturing cost. The comparison shows that the percentage 
of labor cost to the total cost is not high in the state or 
city. It is higher than New York but less than Bridgeport, 
higher than Pittsburg and less than Boston. At any rate 
with greater efficiency and greater wages we get an average 
distribution over the industry as a whole. 

A great many of the manufacturers on this coast have been 
complaining about labor legislation. We have here a map 
showing the comparative amounts of labor legislation in the 
various states, not all labor laws arc equal in effect but we 
have taken a general average. New York. Pennsylvania. 
Massachusetts and Connecticut, states of much more indus- 
trial importance than California, have a great deal more 
labor legislation and we do not hear much complaint of 
ill effect. California is high in amount of labor legislation 
but is not in an extreme position. It is in just about the \ 
same condition as the United States in general is facing and 
not much of anything else. 

POWER 
In regard to power as a great element in manufacturing 
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able development in the great new types of power. Cali- 
fornia is in a most important position of wholesale types of 
power, both electric and oil. San Francisco is in a most 
unique position having access to such an immense amount 
of electric power and with the oil lines coming right into 
the city she is practically at the wells. 

The United States Geolot;ical Survey estimates that 40' 1 
of the developable water power of America is in the Pacific 
states while only 8' < of California's water power is at 
present being utilized. California, however, has the largest 
development per 1.000 people than any other state in the 
Union. This chart shows actual growth in plants, while 
this map shows the high pressure transmission lijies around 
San Francisco running in from the mountains. The density 
of these lines running into the city remind one of the map 
of rail lines running into Chicago, that great railroad center. 
In fact, the city has unlimited power resources. 

The situation in regard to oil is even more extreme. The 
United States produces something like 2 3 of the total supply 
of the world, while California produces 2 5 of the total 
American supply, and California produces 1 4 of the total 
petroleum supply of the world. The low rate of oil and the 
low cost of oil produced power as compared with coal is 
worthy of note. Taking Pocahontas coal, which is a 
standard coal in the East, at $3 per ton, in San P'rancisco 
oil equal to a ton of coal sells for $1. When coal is $2.25 
the oil can be purchased at 75 cents. 

San Francisco is in a wonderful position when we con- 
sider the supply, variety and cost of power obtainable. 

OVERHEADS 
By overheads I mean the lines which act in a general way 
upon industry and manufacture along with that industry, 
such things as rental rates, terminal charges, labor and de- 
livery costs, and interest rates, etc. The study of rates and 
overheads has been left largely to a later period, however, 
the general indication is that San Francisco is in a unique 
position in regard to overheads and by activity and effort in 
the right direction conditions can be righted and this city 
put on a par with other cities of its size. It is a fact that 
at present overheads in San Francisco are incalculably high. 

SITES AND FACILITIES 

A manufacturing industry requires a site where good trans- 
portation both by rail and water can be had at a reasonable 
cost. The San Francisco Bay district has a remarkable 
range of high class sites having the best general rail and 
water facilities but is seriously handicapped by the high 
cost of land in the manufacturing districts, and the markets 
have not been developed to such a degree that they will 
handle much more than is being produced at the present 
time. Therefore, although this section offers ideal condi- 
tions for any type of manufacturing it is not making the 
progress that it might were land and market conditions 
better. 

Take the Hunters Point region for instance, that seems 
to be the most likely section, for deep water and transcon- 
tinental railroad service, having three direct rail lines enter- 
ing into it. It also has an ideal site for workingmen's 
homes but a short way from it and exactly everything that 
any eastern city would give a fabulous sum to procure. 
But, it is absolutely cut off from the city and practically 
impossible to develop it. One of the greatest problems con- 
fronting the city at the present time is the development of 
that district. New York city is spending millions to de- 
velop seven great terminals of that type and Seattle is 
also developing one of the same type. San Francisco will 
hold back from great manufacturing possibilities because 
of the lack of adequate study of that territory and not de- 
veloping that area. One of the first big jobs at the com- 
pletition of this survey that I would recommend would be 
to take hold and properly develop this section. 

MARKETS AND TRANSPORTATION 
The first and most important matter to be considered in 
selecting a manufacturing site is the question of market, and 
there are three types of markets which interest the average 
manufacturer. These are local, regional, and national or 
world markets, and in considering them we must weigh their 
size, cost of reaching them, and the purchasing power of the 
people. 

First, in regard to the district delivery market. San 
Francisco merchants are delivering within a radius of forty 



miles. Taking the territory within twenty miles of San 
Francisco and we find that in 1910 the merchants of this 
city had a direct delivery market of a million people. As- 
suming that this market increases at the same rate as it has 
in the past, each year will add a district as large as a good 
sized city to it. San Francisco's direct delivery section is 
the most concentrated section in the West. The number of 
people in that area is about twice as much as in the direot 
delivery area of Los Angeles. More than this, the people 
are ready and willing spenders, in fact they are proverbially 
known as liberal buyers. I have already observed that the 
incomes are more and therefore the people generally have 
more money to spend in comfortable living. 

A local view of transportation shows a very bad situa- 
tion. The absence of direct avenues of delivery mean a 
loss of thousands of dollars daily to dealers and I am not 
exaggerating when I say this. In this roundabout delivery 
twice the ground is covered. The street car service is also 
very poor, in fact this city is way behind every American 
city of its size in mileage of car lines. For the last six or 
more years we should have seen 15 miles of track laid each 
year whereas there has not been as much as a city block 
added to the lines each year. Another setback is the fact 
that two separate companies are operating and their lines 
are paralleling each other all over the city. There is a 
very inefficiency system within the city boundaries but the 
transbay service is the best that can be found anywhere in 
the country. Upon studying these two systems we find 
that one can cross the bay and be miles out into the country 
while traveling but a few miles to the San Francisco 
suburbs. There is great need for development in the internal 
transportation system of this city. 

This is a slide of a proposed terminal line for San Fran- 
cisco with an overhead line coming right into the heart of 
the city and connecting with the proposed Oakland Bridge. 

The regional markets depend entirely upon the railroad 
rates and railroad service. On studying the present map of 
the Coast we see in blue the area within which San Fran- 
cisco has a cheaper freight rate than Los Angeles or Seattle, 
the green shows territory in which Los Angeles has a lower 
rate, and the red Seattle is lower. Practically twice as 
many people can be reached by the San Francisco low rates 
as by the Los Angeles or Seattle. The shipping facilities 
are also the best from San Francisco. 

As for world markets, San Francisco is in an equally 
strong position. The ocean liners come right to the very 
doors and several through railroad lines enter the city and 
as soon as the manufactures warrant it these lines can be 
enlarged and extended. In foreign trade, however, San 
Francisco has for some time been steadily declining. In a 
study of the exports which pass through this city we note 
that the greatest percentage of them are raw California 
materials or large roughly manufactured products, while the 
manufactured products of the higher kind all come here from 
the East to be forwarded. The lack of foreign trade is due 
to the lack of development. 

The average freight rate from this city to the Orient and 
Pacific Coast points are much cheaper than the rates by 
rail. This is true also of the rates by water from New York 
to European points are much lower than for a few miles 
inland. By proper organization and more intensive manu- 
facturing a wonderful trade could be built up from San 
Francisco with the Orient. 

With proper development along the right lines, with the 
close of the war and the settling down of international 
affairs into running order, it will only be a question of a 
few years before San Francisco on the Pacific Coast will 
become as much a world center as Hamburg, New York or 
Liverpool. 

In this rough survey one of the strongest recommenda- 
tions that I want to make is that the community continue 
to study the details of manufacturing conditions, best 
localities for each line of industry. 

Finally in a general diagnosis of the community of the 
strength and weakness the following things stand out as 
fundamental. It is just as imporant for a city to have a 
good physical plan as it is for a private industry. A factory 
that attempts to operate with out-of-date machinery in an 
old tumble down building will soon find failure is near at 
hand. The city that tries to run with bad streets, in- 
efficient public utilities, etc. will soon go to the wall. 
Merchants and manufacturers are beginning to take great 



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going down hill instead o( up. 

This city IS set down on a peninsula with ranges of hill* 
cutting It into about seven sections each set ofl (rom the 
others. The checker board system of streets has also had 
something to do with this separation of districts and this is 
the primary reason why so :: .c across the bay or 

down the peninsula to live bev c absence of through 

routes and the time wasted in K<^i<>>>K irom one part of the 
city to another. 

To a stranger the city has a very gloomy appearance, in 
fact the worst foot is put forward, and it is not until the 
visitors have lived here at least three months that they 
discover that after all this is a very good place to live in. 
The streets paved as they are the full width without a tree 
or blade of grass to relieve the eye and the rows of houses 
built so compactly that a city block gives one the idea of a 
great packing box. all these things are anything but addi- 
tions to the beauty of the city. 

This city which has every reason in the world to be the 
roost beautiful in the world has a great deal to do in the 
future to rectify this bad beginning. The map of the city 
shows that all of the parks are grouped together on the 
northern side of the city in the residence sections and in the 
sections where are the homes of the poor working people 
who never get a chance to get out into the country there is 
not a sign of a park or playground. You have one wonderful 
park and have good reason to be proud of it, but why no< 
let the master mind of the man who is at present at the 
head of this great park carry out the idea which he has had 
for so long of beautifying all of the hill tops that are 
practically at present waste spaces. It is only the matter 
of an appropriation of a few dollars that is keeping this man 



u( international reputation from making your city a beauty 
spot similar to the Kxposition. If you will stop and con- 
sider the wonderful work in the park line that was done at 
your world's fair I am sure that you will approve of my z' 
suggestion to let this man go ahead with his plans. ' 

The progressiveness of the people of San Francisco is 
shown in the use that is made of the telephone, libraries, 
post offices and in the attendance at the schools. The 
amount of telephone messages and mail dispatches have 
trebled in the past ten years. The survey which you have 
recently had made of your school systems will bring out 
better than I can in the short space of time the needs of 
your very adequate educational institutions. There is a 
large circulation of library books. 

There are marvelous opportunities for recreation offered 
by this city, located as it is between the mountains and 
the ocean with its beautiful bay and favorable climate. In 
the commercial recreation facilities the city also stands high, 
its clubs are not equalled in America, it has more cafes, 
theatres and hotels than any city of its size in this country 
and they are all well patronized. 

There is nothing wrong with San Francisco that cannot be 
eradicated, but the big problem ahead of the citizens of 
San Francisco is to develop the wonderful resources they 
have and that development must start immediately or the 
other Pacific Coast cities will be getting ahead for as we 
have seen by some of the figures given this evening, none 
of the other cities are as far advanced as San Francisco, 
but some of them are advancing more rapidly. Some years 
past the Atlantic Coast cities had the same question to 
settle, that is which city would be the leader and the race 
was between New York, Boston and Baltimore. Boston 
and Baltimore were at first far in the lead but finally New 
York overtook them both and has ever since advanced with 
such strides that at present its position as leader has been 
made good for all time. San Francisco stands today in 
the lead and its position is very good but it is far from 
sure, and if we sit idle for twenty years to come either Los 
Angeles or Seattle will get so far ahead of Us that we will 
never regain the lead. 



EXTRACTS FROM ADDRESS OF JAMES A EMERY TO THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 
NATIONAL MACHINE TOOL BUILDERS ASSOCIATION 



This message carries a lesson which we could all 
well take to heart. 




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"The American huHinetcs man cannot jjet out of 
politics, hccausc ho m livinfr in politics. Whether he 
likes it or not. it is always afTectinp his htisiness. It 
is up to him to drtcrminc that his husiness Khali now 
affect it: not seeking something selfish or small, but 
undertaking to impn-Hs upon the political leader the 
fact that he is not under the necessity of listening to 
the unwise merely because he is so impres.sed with the 
belief that their numbera exceed those of the more 
sensible. It is just as easy for the business man to 
exert an influence in polities as it is for the working- 
man; and it is neces.sary that he should. So do not 
let u.s ized labor because of the things it 

does— have excellent reason to blame it 

for the way in \vhi<h it does them; but let us blame 
the American bti.sine.vs man becau.se he does not 
organize to perform his civic duty, to express and 
exercise in politics that influence that not only belongs 
to him, but which he. as a trustee of good government, 
ia bound to exert." 



Today we are facing a movement that undertakes 
to .say that whenever the majority expresses its 
opinion, whenever grotjps are to be a<lvanced by 
legislation, the individual must sink beneath the 
social wave. The preservation of the individual is 
the preservation of all that our polity lifted up among 
the autocracies of the Old World and gave a sacred 
significance in the new. 

Hut, gentlemen, there is liglit in the heavens; there 
is the hope of a better day; there is a greater awaken- 
ing among business men to the responsibilitieg of their 
position. There is an ever greater sense of social 
obligation, a greater willingness to be more and more 
responsive not only to the just claims of the worker, 
but to be generous beyond the demands of justice in 
dealing with those who are their partners in pro- 
duction. 

More than that, when certain forces throughout this 
country are undertaking to declare that they represent 
the working vote of the country, and can deliver it to 
whom they will; that noliody believes in industrial 
freedom but the employers; that the "closed shop" 
is the shop of the future; that workers must surrender 
their liberty of action in employment and secure a 
licen.se to labor from groups controling in industry; ^ 
I see strong, convincing evidence that the body of 
American people do not agree to all this, and are 
expressing it at the ballot-box." 



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CHAMBER ENDORSES UNIVERSAL MILITARY 

TRAINING 



THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AT TUESDAY S MEETING 



"Whereas the integrity and life of this nation is dependent upon its ability to successfully defend 
itself against foreign aggression and attack and whereas it is necessary that the nation be properly 
prepared to the end that our untrained patriotic volunteers be not uselessly slaughtered and our 
country disgraced and defeated, be it therefore resolved that the Board of Directors of the San Fran- 
cisco Chamber of Commerce believe that universal military training should be at once instituted and 
that adequate complete and immediate preparedness should be provided. Be it further resolved that 
we believe that thorough and complete preparedness in the Army and Navy and in the industries of 
the country is vital. Anything less is unsatisfactory and inefficient and may result in disaster to the 
nation. Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the 
United States and to each senator and congressman. " 



UTILIZE THE SOIL 

Tlie National City Mank of New York lias issued a 
i»nll(>tin in which it cniphasizos tlie importancf, undor 
present conditions, of Having rrsorvo supplies of food 
as well as cartridges. This bulletin has the approval 
of the V. S. Department of Agriculture, which re- 
publishes it in its Commerce Reports. The bulletin 
calls attention to the fact that garden production can 
^ be greatly increased if a popular interest is awakened 
and systematic efforts arc made to place idle town 
lots and near-by tracts at the disposal of people who 
are willing to work thera. 



SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT BUREAU 

The Iltimholdt lOvciiiiit; High-School lia.s inaugurated 
an eniploynu-nt iturcati within the school for the pur- 
I>ose of bringing its pupils in touch with work for 
whii'h they arc fittc<|. Cndcr their system pu|)ils 
furnish inforiuation con<MTriin(; all positions known to 
be open. Nearly all the pui)ils of the evening school 
work for a living during the day and are in a position 
to secure this information. Flinploycrs in need of 
Itoys f»r y«»ung men might do well to communicate 
with till" iruiiiimldt Evening High School. 



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OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 



Wttbington, D. C. March 28, 1917. 

PraclJcally all activities of government are now concentrated upon preparations for war. The 
departments not directly concerned with war operations are nevertheless affected by preparations in 
mobilixing food supplies, looking after transportation need, taking measures against spies and conspir- 
ators, or otherwise cooperating The prewar activity of government is now enormous in eoctent and 
touches every department From Alaska to Panama, and Ouantamo to Philippines there is tightening of 
lines. Treasury Department officials are specially active in secret service, coast guard patrol and other- 
wise. It is impossible to divulge nature of orders sent to California as well as other coast states, but 
writer has been requested to say that people of California need have no apprehension that necessary pre- 
cautions will be overlooked. Government has received full reports from its agents in San Francisco, 
Honolulu. City of Mexico and all places between, giving information regarding movements of suspected 
persons. If violence should occur there would be thousands of arrests instantly from New York to Hono- 
lulu. Mare Island Navy Yards will be the busiest place in California from now on Great enlargements 
in building capacity have been ordered. Presidio will also be scene of activity when war and navy 
departments will concentrate forces at San Francisco for defense of entire Pacific Coast. Alaska, Hawaii, 
and Panama Canal. The Treasury. Justice, Interior. Agricultural and Commerce Departments are adopt- 
ing plans that will enormously increase their activities at San Francisco as soon as war begins. 



ADVERTISING DAY 

Thf San Franrisoo Atlvrrtisintr riuh iihins to liavf 
Oovrmnr St««v«'ns proflHini A|»ril 30th a.s ('Hiifornia 
Advortjsinff Day. It i.s i^roposfd that tho day will bo 
one in wlurh to iirjfo advrrtisod pro<lurt.s and to ad- 
Vfiiiw Califomia throuirliont tho I'nitod States. A 
Mfxrial Hr.hi' Ball Ctamo. Street Parade and a Fiesta 
in the Auditorium are fcatureH whieh the Ad f'lnh 
are working; on for San Franei.seo's divi-rti-sement 
that da v. 



CALISTOOA CQUNTRY CIRCUS 

The annual eountry eireux of Calistopa will l»e held 
July 4th this yi-ar. This ev«'nt has l»e«Mi sneh a 
suefi>]is in the pa.st that th«- Boosti-r Cluli and HusinesM 
Men'ii Aii.Ho<*iation of Calistoffa is issuinf; invitations 
to everyone in the state to be pre.Hent this year. The 
purpoH«« of the rireuM lA to let the world know the 
lM'autii*s of Calistofra and vieinity. Speeial railroad 
rates will apply. 



BEANS 

Four .solid trainloads of lieaiis from tlir Orient, 
value at over a million dollars are eonstitutinf; the 
lari^est sinjrie innvcinciit «»f this coininodity evi-r eoni 
\uK to the I'nited Stati-s havi- arrived in San Franci.sco 
to he trans-shi|iped by the Western Imfiort Company 
t(» eastern markets. The Southern I'acifie has already 
started one train of twenty-nine cars ovi-r its Ofrden 
route to New York. Three others will he required for 
the total tthi|»nient whieh amounts t<» fi.'i.OOO luitrs. 

The eonsi^nnient is heinjr handled by tin- Western 
Import Company whi<'h has been workinjf for the last 
seven years to introduee Iheni in Anieriea. They were 
brought here from Ja|>an <•?» fli.- steamship Kofmi 
Maru. 

Th«' beans are <if all vari«-ties and their appeanince 
here is one of the new developments that tlie Kur<.|M-Hn 

War has broufrht about in this eountry. 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

TENTATIVE OPINION ABOLISHES TERMINAL 
RATES 

l>uiin« tlif |»H.st wii'k tlif I'ratTJr lUu<au lias n- 
I iviil till' ti'iitativi- opinion in tlu' transfontinontal 
rat«* t-ascK, It is als«» announccil tliat ext^'ptions may 
!•«• taki-n to tlu' tindin};s eontaintni in this ti'iitativc 
opinion ami that ariruinontK will h«' JH-anl at Wash- 
in^rton on April 4th and Ath noxt. Uy this tt-ntativi' 
iipinion ti*rinal ratrs, ko-i>hII{'(I. applying at i'arific 
Coast ports, are Nvipetl out, antl it is onli'red that 
tluH' l)f no liiparturi' from tin- strict provisions of the 
K»njr ami sh«>rt haul clause of the net to rejjulate com- 
merrc. Or in other words, the rates to the et)ast tlur- 
injf thr alisenee of rejjular lines operating coastwise 
through the Canal shall not in any instance he less 
on westhound freight than the rates applying at any 
intermediate point. The decision also destroys the 
lilanket system in ofTect for upwards of twenty years 
from eastern define«l teritory, so that the rates from 
Chicjigo to all internuMliate points an<I to tin* coast 
w.stlxunnl will he less than the rates from the Pitts- 
liiirirh territory and the I'ittshurgh rates will he less 
than the Niw Yt)rk rates. If the decision is adopted 
l»y tli«' Commission, it will eonsitute a complete revolu- 
tion in the whole system of the transcontinental rate 
structure and will bring ahout the graded rate system. 

Kesponsive to communications addressed to the 
Chamf»er. an open m«-«'ting of the Transportation Com- 
mittee was held in the Assembly Koom of the Chamber 
of Commerce on the afternoon of Friday, March 2;{rd. 
Merchants and shippers were invited to be present 
I and otTcr their suggestions as to the course proper to 
be taken in resisting the effect of this drastic decision. 
The meeting was largely attended and the committee 
listened to statements and suggestions made and then 
met in executive session. The Committee's report and 
reconuncndations in the premises are to come before 
the Hoartl of Directors of the Chaml>er of Commerce 
on the 27th of March at their regular meeting for 
ultinuite decision. 

The Attorney and Manager of the Mureau leaves for 
Washington. 1). C. on this date to take part in the 
oral argument upon this tentative opinion, which has 
been set for April 4th and 5th before tlie Interstate 
Conuuerce Commission. 

No one ((Uestions that the direct appeal of tlu' coast 
• ities is to the sea. The establishment of a regular 
line or lines of steamers operating through the Panama 
Canal coastwise will un<|uestionably bring inunediate 
relief to the Pacilic Coast ports. This is a matter which 
is t«» receive the most careful and searching investiga- 
tion. The merchants of San Francisco when con- 
fronted with a similar situation in 189:^, established 
the so-called merchants' line of steauu'rs which 
<ip«'rate<l for over a year between San Framciseo and 
Panama under the name of the North American Navi- 
gation Company, and which brought al»out a reduction 
in all-rail rates amounting to many millions per aiuium 
in the aggregate. What San Francisco did in ]S'Xi it 
may more successfully carr>* out in 11M7, becau.se of 
k the numerous additional .safeguards which now sur- 
round the operations of coastwi.se vessels, and it may 
be expected that the other Pacific Coast ports which 
during these twenty-five years have grown into great 
power and promise will not be found lacking in the 
support of such a project, since in this respect the 
interests of all Coast Cities are identical. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herevirith 
will prove interesting to you. 



209. .Man of 36 who was with the I'anuiiia Paoilic Ex- 
position over iwo years, first as cnKineer draftsinan, then 
:is ^iipi-rinteixUnt of I'.ihicaliun and Social Kioiionjy Huild- 
iiiK (Usires position wlierc enterprise, ahility .on! tact will 
esial)li-li lucrative positiun. Past e.\periencc incIiuU-s scllinK 
steel for(;ings, etc., and engineering in automatic sprinklers, 
huiltling and general construction. Is e<iuipped for inspec- 
tions with general insurance and workmen's conipensation 
insuring concerns. Excellent references. 

210. Secretary. 30, with thorough knowledge oi ofTice 
routine, books, statistics, stenography, etc., conversant with 
l-'rench and German, desires position along secretarial lines. 

211. .\ thoroughly experienced man wishes position as 
ofTice manager in commission or steamship business. Can 
furnish references from New York, New Orleans and San 
I'rancisco. Is conversaiu with Italian and Spanish languages. 

212. Practical man with 21) years experience in New York 
importing houses, gooti accountant, English, l-rench and 
Cierman correspondent, familiar with cost accounting, also 
possessing selling abilities, desires position with good firm 
where advancenieiu is based on merit. .Moderate salary ex- 
pected at start. .\-l Eastern and local references. 

213. A young man, 23 years old. |)lcasing personality 
wishes position where he can grow up with the business. 
Has recently completed business college course in bookkeep- 
ing. Pest of references furnished as to character. 

\y.-214. A competent business woman with ten years ex- 
perience wishes responsible position as manager of apart- 
ment house, or matron of an institution. Can furnish ex- 
cellent references. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-21S. .An oponc.iiity for a young nian wiih e.vport and 
iini)ort experience to associate himself for a portion of his 
time or evenings, with a firm building up a foreign trade 
.\l>ply by letter to the Chamber of Commerce. 

A-216. .\ well known local firm has a position open for a 
young man of pleasing personality, ambitious and energetic, 
as assi.^tant to the president. Prefer college graduate. Good 
salary to the right party. 

217. Experienced publicity and advertising man possessing 
ability to write sales letters wanted by large national con- 
cern for local position. Excellent opening for a man with 
ability to write business producing letters for dealers. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



Hids lor supplies will be received liy the following 
officers on the dates mentioned: 

April Ulth at 11:00 n. m. by Depot (Quartermaster 
at Fort Mason, California, for the furnishing of mis- 
cellaneous articles of subsistence such as beef, potatoes, 
flour, canned goods, etc. 

April UJth at 10:00 a. m. by Depot (Quartermaster 
at Fort Ma.son, California for furnishing H.OOO lbs. of 
coal. 

April f>. 1917 at 11:00 o'clock a. m. by I)ep<»t 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason. California for the fur- 
nishing of miscellaneous articles of subsistence such 
as lisli, potatoes, evaporated frtiit. canned goods, et<-. 

April 7, UM7 at 11 :0(i a. m. by Alaskan Kngineering 
Commi.ssion, ill 4 Kohl Building. San Francisco. Cali- 
fornia for the furnishing of wash basins, soap dishes, 
basins, plates, tea kettles, brooms, brushes, knives, 
forks, etc. 

April n. 1017 at 11 :00 a. m. by Alaskan Kngineering 
Commission. r»14 Kohl Building. San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, for the furnishing of merchant iron, nuts, 
washers, nails, screws, etc. 



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Francuii-' !!riii» iri»hiiig to make purchase* in France. 

14^' "in Francisco (Cal.) party, on behalf of Danish 
lir « to rorrr«>p<>nd with exporters of alfalfa in.i- 

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1432. Mal.ii{a fS|>ain) party desires to communicate with 
im|M>rler» I nuts AKo wishes to communicair 
with |>arty Id act a* representative in this territory 

1433. (fuayaquil (Ecuador) party wishes to get in touch 
wr' - . • ■ -I - jewelry, also repair 
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1434. Gerona (Spain) party would like to appoint a rep- 
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1436. ('uKiiiKi (India) t'lrm would like to communicate 
with r -i all lines saleable in Indi.i: \v>iuld also like 
to eon with importers of India raw iiiatcri.ils. 

1437. 5«an Francisco (Cal.^ firm representing Japanese 
pu- with firms who might be 
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1438. Playa Mayaguez (Porto Rico) party wishes to 
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VALUABLE PAMPHLETS ON BANKING 

Tin- Kor«if;n 1 rinif l»'|iarliii'rn. llir<ni^rli tin- rour- 
tosy of thi- (JiiarBiity Tru.st Coinpany of N'rw York, hn.s 
received a Miipply of two painphJetM i-ntitled *'.\<*- 
eeptanceji" and "'The finanrlnj? of Ainerii-an Foreiifii 
Trade." CopieM ean !»•• had by personal a|)pli*'ation 
to the department wliiif the Kiipply lasts. 



BRITISH CERTIFICATES OF INTEREST 

Through the ronrtesy of the British Vice CoiihiiI the 
Foreign Trade Department han re<««-iviMl a form of 
■'f'ertitieate of Interest" in uw on sliipnient.** to the 
I'nited Kingdom and most other Hritish pos.sessions. 
Thew eertifieates are not ohiig.Ttory on shipiui'iit.s from 
the I'nited States but if desired ran he procured from 
the RritiAh Vice Consul in this city. 20.'^ Market St. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

• aptain K<i\VNrd .MaMon and Captain KIdon (J. Free r 
iiuiii wrre appointed .San FranriM'o Bar Tilots laKt 
\ve««k Niieeefiiing Captain .lolin K. .M«("uII«kIi and Cap 
tain .lamrH M. Hays, both de«i-aNi-d Captain Mason 
was for many y«'ars in eommand of Strannr Bi-aver. 
Captain Fn-niian as a eominander in the I'niti'd 
Slates l.igiitlioiiKo Department. 

From San Franeiseo for Nome and St. .Michael 
direct, connectin^r at latter port with steamers of 
Yukon .Navigation Co. for river points, the I'acifn' 
Steamship will despatch vessels as follows. On May 
2»5th the Steamer .\dmiral Wainwright. .May 29tli 
Steamer Si>nator with freight and passengers and on 
.Ftdy 7th the .\dmiral Wainwright. Latter vessel ear 
ries freight and comluistibleK. 

The Bark Isaac Heed, after lying in this port since 
S<>pt. 11, VM)\) will again be put in the Pacific Ocean 
carrying trade. Her first voyage will be made to 
Coinox and return with «'oal for her present owners. 
Itolph Navigation &. Coal Co., who purchased her 
March 11. i;U4 from (». C. .lessen. Since then they 
have used her as a coal barge, but rei-entiy have 
thoroughly overhauled and repaire<l and re-rigged 
her as ft bark. 



WHO IS TAKING YOUR MAIL? 

Kvideiiliy many ineniliers of the Chaiiilier are either 
having some one else get their mail or their clerks are 
destroying it witluiut their seeing it. V 

Rei'cntly the Foreign Trade Department sent out 
two thousand blanks with filled in letters to those likely 
to be interested in foreign trade. As the responses 
showed such a low pen-eiitage the department eallc<l 
up fifty wh<» had not returned the blanks and in every 
ease they re|ilicd they had not receive<I it and to seinl 
another. .Xs the i»nveIopcs bore a return address ami 
noni' had been returiu-d it is evi«l«-iit \\ ln-re 1ln-s«- cuiii- 
f.iiini.atiMi.s w i.t MEMBERS ARE URGED TO 
ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO THEIR CLERKS TO 
HAVE ALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAIL 

PLACED ON THEIR DESK, oth.ruis.- y nay 

niiss sMiiietliing wliidi miglit be of material advantage 
to you or your Imsine.ss. 

OPPORTUNITY FOR TRADE WITH AUSTRALIA 
AND SOUTH SEA ISLANDS 

Mes.srH. Burns. IMiilp ^ Coni|»uny of ."-Sydney. Aus- 
Iral'j*. and wi*! twenty braniji lioi:.<>t s tlirouciiiiul ilic 
South Sea Islands have appointed temporary agents 
in San Francisco. This firm is known throughout the 
world, own their own ship lines, do a wholesale mer- 
chandisc business in the larger AuHtralian cities and 
a retail trade in their various branch housi's. They 
are now having a number of wooden vcs-sels built on 
the Coast to brinjf copra from Oceania and which will I 
take back merchandise of all descriptions suitable f<ir 
the trade in their territory. All interested memliers 
can ffet in touch with their local repreaentative by 
applying in writing to the Foreifm Trade Department. 



Vol. 4 



Sta.O 




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CHAMBER OFiCOMMERCE: ACTIVITIES 




fc..'>PATED JUV-yj 




The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
KW.UY rillKSDAV — APKII. r>rii. lO 1 7 



^o. 14 



Come to Citizens Mass Meeting 

at Exposition Auditorium in the Civic Center, next Tuesday, 

April 10th at 8:30 p. m. 

A Mass Meeting of ALL CITIZENS INTERESTED IN UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAIN- 
ING as a means of national defense has been called by a committee of over one hundred repre- 
sentative citizens. 

This meeting will enable the people of San Francisco who are interested in the principle of 
universal military training, which has the support of President Wilson, to give expression to their 
sentiments and through such expression advise Congress of the view of this community. 

All members are urged to attend this meeting with their families and employees and also to 
invite their acquaintances to come. 

Hon. W. W. Morrow will preside at the meeting. 



PLACE — Exposition Auditorium. 

DATE— Next Tuesday, April 10, 1917. 



HOUR— 8:30 P. M. 



The President. San Francisco. April 3, 1917. 

Washington, D. C. 

In this critical hour of the nation's history the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce assures you of 
its whole hearted loyalty and offers unreservedly to the utmost of its ability and resources any assistance to 
you and the Government which it can render in any practical way. 

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 
Frederick J. Koster, 

President. 



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San Francuco Chamber of Commerce Activitiei 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Enirrrd at tccondcUM maiicr January 7. 19IS. at th« Poat 

Office at San Franciaco. California, under 

the act o( March 3. 1879. 

Subacription Price l-idy Ccni» per Year. 
SAN II CE. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



Merc) 



>4n Jranci^co. 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



Cashier 
Chantiea 
PoraigBTrad* 
OiaiB InapadiOB 



DEPARTMENTS 

Induatrial Marine 

Information Membership 

Law and Order Municipal Atfaira 

Legislation Transportation 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 

READ till- lifhl \>imr iti th»' AcUvitif.s ol 
Mar.h L»!». VMl. Volunu- 4, No. i:^ 

BSark \v«-ll the policy outlined l»y the Chamber 
of toiiiiiuTi'i' and I"- t:iii<!<<! I>v t!!;if poli'-y 

LEARN that NO ADVERTISEMENT SHOULD 
BE GIVEN AS A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY 
SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM Many ..tTi.-.> ;ir. 
i...t displaying the "NOTICE TO SO'UCITORS 
WHY? 

l'on»e.|uently. they have no "APPUCATION 
BLANKS" f.T ••.iiitrif-utioiis. u<<v li.n.- tln-y iln- 
LIST OF ENDORSED CHARITIES." 

lall up our INFORMATION BUREAU, K.arny 
112 if you have iiui \\\<-^>- li.nii-, and \\ ■ will .s<-ih1 
them to you. This Bureau in at your Hervice for 
the a.sking. 

USE IT 



TRANS PACIFIC MAILS 

Th« followlnit ' ilmr« of Tnina-I'iioinc 

MalU arc b*«rd • rurtilNhMl by airaniiihlp 

comtMinle* They arc »ui'>. i t.. . (i.ii\ge on notice. l>iip«r mall for 
H^vailan and I'hillpplne IsUinda cloaea on« hour rarllcr than 
tint* ctvcn. 



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April t.th. at lo ;n» a. iii. I«y the Depot (Quarter 
iiiaKter, Fort MnMon. Calif, for houne wiveM, eontaiiiing 
thread, iieetlleH, Kjifety piiiM. huttoiiN, «'te., and razoni. 

April Uith. at ll:(Kl a. ni. by the Alaskan Kngineer- 
ing CuiuiniHMion, ftU Kohl Building, thin city, for 
HUpplyin^ aproUN, <MtntM, knhki pantK, dvernllK. HhirtK, 
ete. 

April i:{th. ll:fH)a. m., by the AlaKkan Kni;iii< 
CoiiiiiiiHNion, 'il4 Kohl Huildint;. for Hupplying I i 
Riiiith coal, iiiiNcellaneoUK hardware and tooJH, line 
iim'Ii'k tooU, ete. 

April 2:J. 1917. 12:(X) m.. by the Alankan Kngineer- 
ing CoininiHNion. AH Kohl Building, for supplying 
boilent, piiiiipK, water and oil tanks, etc. 

May 1. 1!M7. at 11 :(MI a. ni.. by the Department 
(^uarterinu.ster, 21(i Pine St., San Francisco, Calif., bidM 
will be opened for the furniKhing of forage, etc. 

April 14. 1917, at 11:00 a. in, by the Alaskan Kn- 
(fitieering CoininisKion. 514 Kohl Building. San Fran 
eiseo. Calif., bids will be opened for the furnishing of 
ilrugs, surgical instruinentM. lios{)ital furniture and 
supplies. 

April 14. 1917. at .'» :(K) p. m.. by the Intlian Irriga- 
tion Service, bids will be ojiened for the furnishing of 
i;r«»eeries. dried fruits, sundries, etc. 

April l.'i. 1917. at 11 :(K) a. m., by the Depot Qtiart.r 
master, Fort .Mason, Calif., for supplying 9.7(M) pounds 
of onions. 

April 17. HH7. at 11 :00 a. m.. bids will be opened by 
Alaskan Kngineering Commission, 'iH Kohl Building. 
San FraiHMsro. California, for ftirnishing wire, teb-- 
phone line, hardware and tools; and miscellaneous elee- 
trieal equipment. 

April 12. 1917. at 11 :(>0 a. m.. bids will be opened by 
Alaskan Kngineering Commission, 514 Kohl liuildfng. 
San Franei.seo. California for the furnishing of bolts, 
boat spikes, merchant bar iron, east washers, east 
separators, eastings, tension rods, ehannels, staples, 
nuts, lag serews and second band wire r(»ite. 

April 14, 1917. 11 XH) a. m.. by Deftot (^uarteriiuister. 
Ft. Mason. California, for 2r>0.{MMi pounds Irish Pota- 
toes and .'U.CKMI pounds onions. 

April IS. 1917, 11 :(H) a. m.. by the Alaskan EngincM-r 
ing Commission. 514 Kohl Building, for suft|ilying 
groceries and provisions. 



•Thia vean- 
•rrhla r*» 

OThIa Y*»«' 

addraaatd corrvai" 



<) (^'hlna. and ap«clally 



CHINA COMMERCE CLUB OF CALIFORNIA 
LAUNCHED 

At a crowded and enthusiastic joint luncheon by the 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and San Fran- 
cisco Commercial Club last Thursdav the "CHINA 
COMMKKCK CLIB OF CALIFORNIA" was organ 
ized. After the luncheon an executive meeting was 
held and the committee submitted a proposed S4't of 
by-laws which were unanimously adopted and the 
eommittee was authorized to proceed with the organ 
ization of the club and the securing of members. 

All interested are invited to correspond with th<' 
cluh for further particulars, address: 

C. P. Converse. Acting Secretary. 1004 Merchants 
Exchange Building. 



SUPPLEMENT 

San Francitco Chamber of Commerce Activilie* 
Vol. IV. No. 14. Apnl S. 1917 



CAN YOU USE TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN? 



With this Supplement, facts nnd ti>riir«'s an- jfivi-ii 
that hiivr hciii iilitaiiii-d in a survi-y iiiaiii' atnoiiK the 
stiuh'tits wh«» will ^ra<liiat«' from tin* riiivcrsity of 
California in May of this ymr. Tin- purposj' of tin* 
«un*ey, which wa.s coudiictrd hy tin* ('alif<jrnia Alumni 
AHRociation, was to tlctcrminc the quantity ami «iuality 
of the TniviTsity's 1917 frop of nn-n and wouu'ii in 
r«'lati(»n to tlu'ir fitness for I'lnplovnicnt in the pro- 
fessional and eoininereial world. The ini|niry shows 
that the State I'niversity 's yearly output is ahout 
l.(HH); of these. 2<>0 {nuiinly women) heeome 
teachers; that an additional MOO return to colletre for 
further study: wliile 500 enter technical and hiisijicss 
pursuits. 

This is a service to the husiness nu-n of this city to 
(•all attention to the effort of the .Mumni Associatittu 
to ostahlish a hureau where the ejnployer's inquiries 
may he systematically answered. The hureau in tin* 
alumni office on the eam|ius is favorahly located. In 
connection with availahle praduates. it is in a position 
to supply readily infornuition that has an inteljiprcnt 
l»earinjr on qualifications and fitness. Tnasmucli as 
the majority of the men and women who are gradu- 
ated from the I'niversity will first seek employment 
in this pity, it will ho a convenience for employers to 
know where to turn for a jfuide to the qualifications 
of these people. The alumni luireau will aim to do this 
insofar as the academic record and underpraduate 
condtjct supply a hasis. 

In this Supplement, is (riven a ty|>ical outline of tin- 
repistrations which the 1017 graduates of the State 
T'niversitv have filled with the alumni Imreau. Be 



tween now and .May 17, when the I'niversily closes, 
the persons listed helow will he sci-kinp husiness op- 
portunities. The alumni office invites ••mployers to 
inquire coneerninp the persons in any of the groups 
dt'.serihed. An in<|uiry relating to a particular proup 
will hrinp in re|>|y a detailed <lescription of the 
persons registered in that proup. The inquiries should 
l>e addressed to the Calirornia Alumni A.ssociati«tn. 114 
California Hall, Herkehy. 

For instance, amonp the: 

1. Graduates of College of Commerce, May, 1917. 

There are 4<I men .iml !• wuineii ri|/is|ei <i| for em- 
ployment who have et»mplete«| the four-year course in 
the College of Commerce. This <lepartment in the 
I'niversity, which is under Dean H. K. Hatfield, com- 
prises a course in general economics during the first 
three years, covering the princi|)les involved in siich 
topics as money, hankintr. insurance, transportation, 
tariff, finance, lahor prohlems. husiness orpani/ations. 
etc. In the senior year, the students are permitted to 
specialize in one of several depjirtuK'nts. Kor instance, 
advanced aeef)untinp ; advertisinp: foreign ex<-hanpe; 
corporation and pul)lic finance; statistics; life, soc-ial 
and property insurance; investm«'nts ; railway econ- 
<»mics, traffic and regulation: office nuiruipement : trade 
jotirnals: industrial efficiency; apricultural economics, 
etc. 

For details in repard to the other eollepes, including 
the Scientific DepartnuMits, address 

California Alumni Association. 

114 Calif(.rnia Hall. 

Merkejev. California. 



SUMMARY OF PERSONS REGISTERED FOR EMPLOYMENT 

Specialty Men Women 

Accounting 3 1 

Advertising 1 

Banking 9 

Business Administration 2 

Foreign Trade . . 7 

Insurance 2 

Mercantile Trade 14 

Salesmanship 3 1 

Secretarial Work 2 7 

Transportation 3 



Total 



46 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Aclivitiet 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD 
IN CONFERENCE 

During the past Wfik Mr. Theodore Hrent, Vice 
I'residcnt of the I'liitetl States Shipping Hoard, heard 
representatives of shij) huihiing and sliipping concerns 
in the As.senihly Kooni of the Chainlter of C'oimuerce. 
The meeting on March 28th was hirgely attended and 
much valual>h> iiiformatittn was deveh)pe«l. Mr. Mrent 
conducted the ettiifereuee in an ahh' manner and un- 
<|ue8tiouahly gained information which will put tlu> 
I'nitcd States CJovernment in a position to act promptly 
and for the best interests of the up-huilding of the 
American Merchant Marine. It is prohahle that tlic 
program will include the building of wooden ships of 
three or four thou.sand t«)ns deati weight capacity on 
the I'acitic Coast. 

The question of the material to be used in such ships 
seems to have been agitated, and the following tele- 
gram from Mr. Wm. Denman, President of the Ship- 
ping Hoard, was read at the conference on the 28th. 
This should set at rest any question as to the merits of 
I >ouglas iir in such constnietion : 

"Cannot understand what insane person has suggested that 
Shipping Board is prejudiced against use of Douglas hr and 
Oregon and Washington timber. If such a person or persons 
can be located trust you will have them incarcerated at earli- 
est date. I have been dwelling on value of this timber before 
other branches of government and through the press of 
Atlantic coast. If necessities require the construction of 
wooden ships to meet the emergency created by the German 
submarine. Shipping Board anticipates that several hundred 
vessels may be constructed on the Pacific Coast of this class 
of timber. I have wired from time to time to friends on the 
Pacific Coast advising them of the attacks that were made 
on our timber by interests in the east and asking them to 
get busy with the departments where I knew the attack was 
being made, to offset it. Consider it essential to the timber 
industries of the coast that you should make clear to this 
portion of the United States that these attacks are without 
foundation. Please post this notice up in the Merchants Ex- 
change and in your headquarters, so that I may not be 
l>othered by any more telegrams which assume that your 
Pacific Coast representative has not taken his oath of office." 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualification!) of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



218. i>cci.illy (|iialitic(l currespontk-nt, 111.11I order 
nuiii. mail talisman and advrrti>iinK man whose wurk is 
fn-qui-ntly printed in national busiiu-s.s niaKa/incs, desires an 
opportunity tu discuss his ciualilirations with a firm ufTcrinK 
a position of merit. Is 2V years old, maintains a home and 
can Kivc cash bond, references, or both. 

219. \ collcKc (graduate, 37 years of age, with shippiuK. 
exjiort and import, also wholesale tea and cofTcc experience 
Is ilesirous of making a connection with a substantial local 
tirm. He is also competent to manage an ofTice force. Good 
connection more essential than salary. 

220. .A competent man, having experience in jobbing, 
aiUerti.siiiK and salesmanship lines, would like to take hold 
ot the selling department of a proKre^sivc business, with a 
view to investment in same. 

221. VouuK man. University of California Kraduate, 26 
years olil, with considerable executive business experience 
in exporting, importing; and mannfacturiiiK lines, well con- 
nected, living at home, desires position where ability, untiring 
effort an;l conscientious application will result in fairly rapid 
advancement. 

222. .\ competent office manager and accountant desires 
l)osition, age 35, married, clean record, very efficient in all 
kinds of ofiice work. Some banking experience, also public 
accountant. Willing to go anywhere. Salary not so essential 
as Kooil i-oiinection. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-223. Excellent opportunity for a man having experience 
in either import or export lines, with particular reference to 
that el.i.ss ul merchandise that is imported fiuni Japan, China. 
iJutch Kast Indies and I'hilippine Islands, and also on the 
other hand that class of merchandise that is freely exported 
by .America to the Orient. Prefer a man who has alreaily 
ha«l coiisi<lerabIc experience in this line of activity as the 
tirm has no time to break a man in. 

A-224. Two or three ambitious young men between 2i and 
JS years of afje wanted who can develop executive ability lor 
both foreiK" and domestic service with large wholesale 
vrrf)cery concern here. .Must have bookkeeping experience. 
an<l K"od references. 

A-22S. .\n excellent opportunity for an accountant and 
correspondent, having ha<l practical experience in connection 
with real estate titles, who is competent to become general 
manager of a farm loan office having extensive business. 
Want a man between 30 and 40 years of age. 

A-226. A stock and bonti office wants a competent book- 
keeper who has had brokerage or bond experience and can 
liirnish good references as to character and ability. 

A-227. .\ large export house wants an expert bookkeeper 
who understands Spanish. Ciood salary to the right parly 
Need not necessarily understand export business. Miildle- 
agid man preferred, married or single. 



UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE 
NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES 

Citizens Dollar Dinner, for men and women of 
California, in honor of 

Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, 

Chainuan of the National Aerial Coast Patrol 
Commission at the Palace Hotel, Wednesday, 
April nth, 6:30 P. M. (Informal) 

Admiral Pear>' brings a message of vital import- 
ance to the Nation and to the Pacific Coast. 



APPEAL FOR HELP 

The Cliainber of Commerce lias received an ap- 
peal from New Alliany. Indiaiui, which city was 
swept by a devastating' tornado, killing thirty, 
uouiidirig several liiindre<l. rendering 'J.'UKI people 
liomeb'ss and causing <»ne million dollars daiiuige. 
-'iaCMMM* ix neeiled by th«' Hed Cross Society to 
' arry on relief work. Subscriptions will bo re- 
vived by Allen T. Knight, Treasurer of the San 
Kraiieisco Cha|»tcr of the l{cd Cross Society. 502 
< alifornia Street. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ActivtHe* 



FOREIGN 


TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 


mrnt ol f 


' write to Foreiicn Trade Depan- 
•■•cr of Commerce (ivrng number. 



1439 *ian !'raf».-t«rf> M'aM ;>»r«v wi-'-r^ fo (--»mrTT!:iugitc 

';rr»* 
• n*. 

art 
ur 

■ tc. 

<■ isJi 



li aiitl t- Mtl. (b( 

oil of . %, winet 

• and drjid !riiit«, fijj*. 

I il water and Rold leaf. 

^- ntc with 

. canned 

t to communicate 

:**i. New York t N. V.) firm, on behalf of Russian 

■ . \r!<hr< tn prt in tnnch with American manufacturers 

aitd <■ ■ • '^ of cnginecrinR «upplies. 

Itrm motors, etc. Would like 

in the Russian lanKuagr. 
•rk. 

I'*-** of a cH' ' ! like to 

Rct II 'Ts and < >f tunji- 

»trn • . .,i- ^ bead* (u : .'. 

1445 party wouM like to communicate 

tMiih ' ntal rice, who might wish to he 

represented in Cuba. Would like samples and prices C.I.F. 
If a vara 

•<4^ - Tcial organization, on 

to communicate with 
t trrs "I sh'ir laces (wide and nar- 

r ''cr nipple*, pressed bra!«s handles, 

r i>iii<»ws. etc.. envelopes, trouser buckle*. 

» Uuttons. button fastener*, window Rauze. 

::..n«. etc.. cheap pocket knives. Wishes 

'<■*. 

1447. Osaka < T.ii..in'> firm desires to communicate with 
importers of v 'flc-i and watch crystals Will send 

price list* and ■ •« on application. 

144t. Osaka (J*l>*"» <'«''" wishes to correspond with im- 
porters of canned crab, menthol, and other Japanese sun- 
dries Reference*. 

1449. San Francisco (Cal.> party, on behalf of British 
clients, wi* '--ite with manufacturers and ex- 

porters of , r. . • t- 

i4tA v; \ party, on behalf of liritish 

,' .hes to itf with firms or individuals 

u \>c infrr -tinjr as ajrents in this territory 

f -re* of every description, electrical ac- 

, . * kinds of wrought and ca*t iron floods 

1451. San Francisco fCal.) party wi*hes to get in touch 
with erporfer* of Platina 



OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 

Waiiliinfrtoii, April '.\. i 

Kvrry «li>|>iirtiii«*nt of (f"V«Tnm«'ut in notivfly K<*ttiii(; 
upon WHr IhlhIh. Call for \ ^ will ^n out houii 

nnii in tliJN roniii>rtion th«> i t Niitioiml l)«'f«iiH(> 

linM l>«-|;tiii iiii|uirii-N aiiiniit; trrliincal iih-ii aNkiii^; for 
their i|iinliti('atiutiM uiul Ktutciuvut uf wlicru tUvy can l»- 
inoHt iiNi'fiil in oaMi* of war. 

TIh'm' Irtti'rH an* (rojni; to iiiininf? i-nirinoprK. rhfinlHtH, 
inrtal workfDi, contraftoni, aii<l iiMiiiNlrial rxpcrlH >»«'n 
i-raliy. Thr inti'tition. im to avoiil iniHtnkr liy KraiuM- 
wlii'H hhe calltnl into tlu' tn-nrlii'K «>xpfrt nu-n who 
roiiUi hav<* (ioiii- iiiiirh imtrf valiiaMt* K<*rvi<M> in tfch- 
niral w»»rk. Mi-n who arr tunml hiiildrrs. cxploKivi* 
oxprrtH. and i-xprrtn with any kiinl of ina(*hiii«*ry will 
be aKk«Hl to contribute tlieir xpeeial ability to the 
govrrnineut. 

Navy and War Depart mcntK are (fratitted by Pacific 
CoaKt responne to call for reeruits. (Jreat aitivity will 
mark the opening; of war on California coast and every 
precaution will be Taken at all harbors and defeiiKive 
w«)Dk.s. It is probable a drastic law will be passed 
again.st K«*dition which will render paeiHstN punishalile 
if they gn to the extent of oliKtrtictinK operations of 
Kovernineut. 

A aevere spy law in also prepared and will be paxsed 
at once. The Department of .lustice has thousands of 
KUspeet.s under surveillani'c and wholesale arrests are 
pntbable. Senator Ilirain dohtison was sworn in .Mon- 
day and was heartily welcomed by his colleagues on 
both sides. lie shared public n«»ti<'e with Conjfress ( 
woman .leanette Hankin. of Montana who took her 
seat in the Ilotise. All California Con^rrcssiucn are 
here and already busy. The (general staff bill providing 
for universal military service was introduj-ed by Re- 
presentative Kabn. 

Robert II. Palchin. Secretary, 

National Foreign Trade Council. 
Members are urped to write their Senators and 
Congressmen alonp the same lines urtrin^; that when 
such a committee is a|)pointed that the Pacific Coast 
be well and stronply represented. Such a committee 
may have preat influence in forminp the future policy 
of the jfovernment with respect to foreifrn trade and 
this Coast fihoidd have the representation its com 
mercial position entitles it to. 



PROTECTION OF AMERICAN COMMERCE 
The Secretari' of Commeree is considcrintr the ap- 
t. ' of a committee composed of prominent 

! ind shippinir men to devise means for pro- 

tect int; .\meriean commerce durintr n possible war and 
for extendine and proteetine it after the war and 
peace is restored. The Foreiim Trade Department 
wired California Senators and the National Foreitm 
Trade Council uririnff that the Pacific Coast be well 
and stronjfly represented on such a committee and the 
followinir messajre has jtist been received from the 
Council : 

"Plan for Ad^Hsory Committee to Department of 
Commerce not advanced as far as press dispatches in- 
dicate Will uree Wasbinjrton to trive Coast the strontr 
representation its foreijm trade interests and enter- 
prise de.sei^e«." 



ORIENTAL REPRESENTATION 
The Foreign Trade Department is advised that n 
well known business firm in this city, orprnni/.cd since 
1002. is sending a highly qualified export man to the 
Orient, who will visit Vladivostok. Harbin. Dalny, 
Moukden in Russia, and the principal cities of China 
and Japan, the Philippine Islands and the Dutch Fast 
Indies. 

lie desires to take with him other lines of mcrcban- 
di.se. principally food stuflTs. flotir. wheat products, i 
dried fruit, canned vetrefables. canned fruits, leather. 

steel, etc. 

Interested ineren.xits r;iri get his name and addrejw 
on application to the F'oreign Trade Department. 



Ickelheiripr Bros, Co., 
^^•39 Sutter St., 

f'an "^ranciaco. Fv-W 



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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

|t./^ATED JUV> 





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Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
K\i:\t\ rmifsDA^ — aimml ijth. hmt 



^o. 15 



WAR ACTIVITY ON PACIFIC COAST 

The Chamber of Commerce is reliably informed that 
according to tlie plans devehtped hy the Navy ami 
Shipping Hoard, every i)lant in the Cnited States 
capable of building ships will be called on for imme- 
diate eonstrnetion. and that all Paeitic Coast plants 
will be speecb'd. There is prospect of heavy transport 
business to liussia via San Franeisct), antl \'ladivostok 
to aupply the Russian Army. It is reported that the 
government is arranging to send expert railroad men 
to Russia to handle the transportation problems which 
will ariHe, and that a large part of the foreign loan 
will go to Russia and huge orders will be placed by 
that government in this country. It is reported that 
rumors of im[)ending civil war in Russia are becoming 
more specific, and it is believed that a German drive 
on Petrograd is in prospect. Should this develop, the 
Paeitic Coa.st would become the center of activity in 
aiding Russia. The Chamber is informed that the 
administration is gathering all possible information 
concerning the ability of the Pacific Coast to fiirni«ib 
supplies of all kinds and ships to carry them. 

According to advices received by the Chamber the 
plans for developing the new Naval Base at San 
Franei.sco will he taken up at this session and a 
strong effort made to secure an appropriation to start 
construction, and that a stibmarine base will also be 
established on the Pacific Coast probably at Los 
Angeles. The same information predicts the imme- 
fliate enlargement of the aviation school at San Diego, 
anti that rush orders have been given for aeroplanes 
built on latest European models and capable of mak- 
ing 140 miles an hour, ^fany other moves are on foot 
affecting the Pacific ('"'MKf wlii.h cannot be made 
piiblic. 



DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING 

AgriiMiJt mill .iikI iiidiLstrial pi tpar<-iin< -ss will 
be the in)|)ortant subje<'ts to claim the attention 
of the California Development Hoard at their 
annual meetitig to be held in Stockton, April 
27tli and 'JStli. Members of the Chamber desir- 
ing to attend this important tneeting can leave 
San Francisco by boat. Thursday night. April 
2iltli. and return by boat leaving Stockton the 
nitrlit of April 27tli. Further notic<' of i)rogram, 
'•ritrrtainment. ''tc,. will be ftirnislied Inter. 



CHAMBER AIDS ARMY 

The I)ep(»t (^iiMiMiTiiiastir s olVice, |'t. Masdii, i'alil- 
ornia. has sent notices to f)ver 4(MI (»f the prinei|)al 
dealers and manufa«'turers in San Francisco refjuest- 
ing their cooi)eration in supplying the greatly in- 
creased needs of the army. They fjjrnish a list of 
clothing and «M|nip|)age used by the army and re<piest 
to be informed the total <|inintity of supplies which 
each firm can furnish; when first delivery can be 
made, and the amount thereof; the maximum daily 
rielivery and monthly rate at which succeeding de- 
liveries e>in be made; unit prices: location and equip- 
ment of plant and the extent to which plant may be 
eiilargecl to nmke increased deliveries. SAN FRAN- 
CISCO DFALKRS AND M ANrFACTIRKKS ARK 

rR(;i:i) to coopfratk with army officials 

AT Tins TIMK. 

Mr. Fred I)<)lirmann, Jr.. has just returned from a 
meeting of the Chairmen of Committees of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce of the Cnited States, working under 
the authority of the Council of National Defense, 
where he represented this district at the National 
Chamber Conference. As a residt of this conference, 
Mr. Dohrmann is prepared to advise local merchants 
as to the manner in which tln-y can be of assistance 
at this time. 

Members of the Chamber who desire any informa- 
tion in regard to the purchase of supplies by the 
goverinncnt will receive .same by telephoning to the 
Industrial Department of the Chamber of Commerce. 



San FrancUco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Entered at tccond-cUia matter January 7. 1915. at the Post 

Office at San Francisco. California, under 

th« act of March i. 1879. 

Subscription Price Fifty Cent* per Year 

Published weeklv bv the 



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IMPORTANT 

Th>- Charities Endorsement Committet- lias (iiilnrcd 
WAK ..n thf Al)\ KKTiSKMKNT AS A CONTKIIU'- 
TION in any proi;rain for special events. 

If you have not received your copy of the "Activi- 
tii's" for March 21. 1917. in whirh the policy of the 
Chamber of t'oininercc is dcfuu'd, advi.sc otir IN- 
FORM ATION nrREAF. KKARNY 112. and a .opy 
of the Haiiie will be mailctl you. 

WRITK a letter to the Chamber of Commerce if 
you ajrree with this poliey. 

DISl'L.W a 'Notice to Solicitors" in your office. 
rSE our "Solicitors' Application Blank." 
CONSCLT the List of Cliaritable InstitutiMUs .n- 
dollied by US. 

RKFKK any solicitation of whatever nature, of 
wlii<'h y«>ii linvi" no knohvedjre tt» our INFORMATION 
lU KKAC. KKARNY 112. and they will look into and 
at'i|uaint you with the facts concerning same. 



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.May 2. 1917. nt 11 .00 a. m., bids will be opened by 
Depot QtinrtermnHter, at Fort Mason. San Franeisco, 
Cal.. for furnisbinir 'A.(HM) tons hay. .'{.(HNl tons onts and 
KK) tons bran for Philippine Islands. 

April 2:J. 1917. at 11 :(H) a. m.. bids will be .ip.n.d by 
I)e|»«»t (junrlermastcr at Fort .Mason. .Saii Franciseo. 
Cal., for the furnishing of oliv(> drab buttons, russet 
shoe polish and huekabaek towels. 

.May :{. 1917. at 11:(N» a. ni.. bids will be opened 
by Depot (juartermaNter at Fort .Mason. San Francisco. 
Cal.. for the fiirnishiufr of bran, hay and oats. 

•May 7. 1917. at ll:(Hl a. m.. bids will be opened by 
Department (Quartermaster. 2H» Fine St.. San Fraii- 
eiseo, Cal.. for the fumishini; of wo«m1. eoke. chareoal. 
smithini; coal, mineral and fuel oil. (;asoline, ete. 

.\pril l.l. 1917. at 1(>:<M» a. m . bids will be op.Mi.>d by 
Depot (Quartermaster. Fort Mason. San Franeiseo. Cal.. 
for the riirtiishiiii; of boilers, bits, elips. keys, ktuibs. 
liandeufTN, hooks, nozzles, screws, swivels, paint, bloeks. 
bolts, friobes. i^askets, l>ars. belts, vises, chisels, coolers, 
lumber, blank books, brooms, hammers, horse shoes, 
etc. 

May l.'i, 1917, at 2:(»0 p. m.. bids will be opened by 
Commissioner of Fisheri«>8. Washiturton. D. ('.. for 
furnishintr jfeueral supplies for use on the IVil»ilof 
Islands, Alaska. 

April 24. 1917. at 11 :fK) a. m.. bids will be open.-d by 
Alaskan Knpineerinff Commission, room 422. H«'ll Street 
Terminal. Seattle, Washiufrton for the furnishing? of 
loeomotive repairs, brake shoes, prate bars, couplers, 
in.ieetors. air brake repairs and loeomotivi- fender, etc. 

April 19. 1917. at 10:00 a. m.. bi<ls will be opened by 
Depot (Quartermaster. Fort Mason. San Fran<'iseo. Cal.. 
for the furnishing of axes, base.s, bt'dsheets. brooms, 
brushes, covers, spade handles, hatchets, handles, pick- 
axes, pillow cases, spindles, etc. 

NAVY WANTS BIDS 
The l'ubli«' Works OtVi.ti. .\a\v Yard Mare Island, 
will receive bids until 11 :(M) a. m.. April 18th. for the 
ronstruetifm of five buildings an<l the ereetion of two 
st<e| masts at the Naval Ra<lio Station. Seward. 
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CHAMBER COOPERATING WITH ARMY 
.Mr. 1*. Dolinii.-iii, .Ir.. atli-iniril th<- iin-i-liiij; in Wasli- 
inpton last M«»nday, April 2nd, of the re|»rcscntative8 
from eaeh of the advisory committees recently ap- 
pointed by various Chambers of Commerce to assist 
the depot f|uartermasters in the examination of bids 
an«l awarding <»f eontraets for purehase of various 
supplies for the Fnited States Army. This committee 
of the San Franci.sco Chamber of Commerce, of which 
Mr. Milton Ksberg is Chairman, has been frequently 
called upon by the Quartermaster's Department of 
the army since its appointment. The Secretary of 
War called the meeting in Washinpton for the pur 
pose of cooperating with the War Department in mak- 
ing preparations for what will be required of the com- 
mittee in its work. 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

PROPOSED CHANGE IN TERMINAL RATES 
Thf TratTi*' liurt-au has r«'fi-ivrtl a tfl»'>fraiii from 
Mr. Sctli .Mniiii. the Attorin-y aiui Mannff«'r. datrd 
Washin^rton. April (Uh. stating that h<' is hopffiil thjit 
the tentative opinion as reeently issiu'd by Henry \V. 
Thurtell. Fourth Seetion Kxaininer of the Interstate 
C'onuneree t'onnnission. aholishiiif; terminal rates, will 
not he adopted as originally writti-ii. 

Mr. Mann appeared lu-fore the Interstate ("«immeree 
Conimissiim and ar^rued th<> situation in the inti-rests 
of San Kraneiseo, and also represented the Stat«- of 
California, pursuant to authority of the Attorney 
Gen«'ral. Tlie t<ntativ«' opini(»n referred to ahove, 
Hholishin^ terminal rates, was .set forth at some length 
iii the issue of the "■ Activities" of March 29th. 

PROPOSED REDUCTIONS IN RATES TO 
KLAMATH FALLS 

Mr. .lohn S. Willis, AssiNt;iiit Manager (tf the TrafTie 
lUireau. has lieen in Portland durinf; the past week 
a|)pearin(; before the Interstate Commerce Commission 
Examiner in behalf of the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, in the case of the Portland Traffic and 
Transportation Association vs. the Southern Pacific. 
Tlu' case involves a reduction in the rates from Port- 
land to points on the Klamath Falls Mranch. This 
ea.se was broujrht by the Portland Traffic and Trans- 
portation A.s.sociation on account of the proposed re- 
duction in rates from San Francisco to points on the 
Klamath Falls Branch. Although the California Rail- 
road Commission has ordered a reduction in the rates 
from San Francisco to the California-Oregon state 
lin«'. which would automatically lower the rates to 
Klamath Falls, the proposed ratrs have not yet be- 
come efTertive. It is of great importance that San 
Francisco's rates to points on the Klamath Falls 
Branch be kept on such a basis as to enable us to get 
our proper portion of the trade ofTcred, in competition 
with Portland merchants. 

MUSEUM DEDICATION 
The Park Coiiiiiii»imii lia> <-.\t<-ii<|i'<| an inviation to 
the members of The Civic Lcagtie of Improvement 
Clubs and Associations, the Chamber of Commeree and 
similar organizations to attend the laying of the 
corner stone of the new Memorial Museum whi«'h has 
deen donated by Mr. M. II. De Young, and is being 
ennstructed under his personal supervisi<n). This 
celebration will be held at the Museum in Culdiii Calr 
Park, Sunday, April ir)th, at 2:00 p. m 

BUTTE COUNTY EXPOSITION 
The Third Annual Butte County Exposition will be 
ii.ld in Chico, May 21st to 2fjth. and the citizens of 
Chico and Butte County extended a cordial invitation 
to the Chamber of Commerce to participate with them 
in this event. Tuesday. May 22nd. has been designated 
as San Francisco Day. In pursuance of the policy of 
the Clwnnber a delegation of members will attend this 
exposition at Chico. Full details of this special ex- 
cursion will be printed later, and members are re- 
quested to bear this in mind and keep these dates 
open. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



228. Civil rni{iiicer, ayi- 32, married, desires position. 12 
\tars experience in municipal, highway and hydraulic work, 
lias held responsible positions. At one time cmploycti by 
the .San l-rancisco Chamber of Commerce. llxcellfiit 
rilereiues. 

229. Young man of 27, all round experience, ten years in 
export and import, and shipping, desires position, lias had 
full charge of olTices as accountanl, cashier and salesman 
I'our years recent I-atiii .\niericaii experience, and his 
kiiuwledge 'of Spanish. I'rench and German qu;ilify him fur 
a position where reliability, experience and push will be 
appreciated. Well recommended. 

230. Services especially valuable to those having varied 
interests to be taken care of, such as industrial or engineer- 
ing work, has goud general commercial experience, displays 
great tact and ability in handling men, can manage a busi- 
ness or any undertaking with efficiency and economy, of 
unimpeachable character. 

231. Russian with a thorough knowledge of commerce 
and conditions in ku><^ia and United States, desires connec- 
tion with manufacturer for foreign traile tlepartment, or 
future arrangements as representative in the Orient and 
eastern Russia. Is 31 years of age, married, educated in 
Kurope, and has had experience as salesman, sales mana- 
ger, advertising, etc. 

232. .\n .American, 33 years of age, single, expert account- 
ant and office manager of wide experience wants executive 
position with a big corporation or estate, pine sawmill or 
hotel work preferred. Best of references furnished. 

233. .\ young man exiurienced in grain, import and export, 
shipping, and dried fruit lines, wishes position retpiiring 
services of an expert bookkeeper and cashier. Can furnish 
best of local references. 

234. Position desired in this country or the Orient by a 
man forty years of age, temperate, who has had long 
engineering and commercial experience in the I'ar F.ast. 
Thoroughly familiar with buying, selling. shi|>ping and fully 
conversant with the markets and needs of the Orient, as 
well as the opportunities open for American products. Best 
of references. 

235. .X technically trained executive, 34 years of age. 
.'\mcrican, single, wishes to connect with a firm desiring a 
high class man. Has had 12 years experience in civil and 
mechanical engineering work. Will go anywhere, but prefer 
Tacific Coast territory. 

236. Young man. 32 years of age with over five years legal 
experience, university graduate desires position with a firm 
where there is an opportunity for the right man. Prefers 
casualty insurance work 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-237. .\ local hardware liriii olTers excellent ojjportunity 
for two young men to become efficient salesmen. Young 
men under thirty willing to start on moderate salary an<l 
work up preferred. 

A-238. A good opportunity for a young man to learn the 
sporting goods business. Must be able to type, good at 
ligurcs and do leclgcr work. 

A-239. .\ certified chemist to take charge of a large 
pliarmacy in China wanted, on a three to five year agree- 
ment. Prefer an .Xmerican who can speak French or other 
foreign languages \N ill pay a good man a monthly salary 
with a commission on the total monthly sales made by the 
pharmacy. A good opening for a chemist wishing to go to 
China. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
The annual election of officers of the Chamber of 

Commerce will be held on tin- second Tuesday in May. 

next. The following nominating committee has been 

appointed : 

Wm. II. Crocker. Chairman. E. U. Diamond. \Vm. T. 

Sesnon. W. N. Moore. John S. Drum, Sig Stern. A. P.. 

C. Dohrmann. 



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FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

1: y .: jrc interested w:i'.c tu 1 urc..,:; I:u'.!c Ucpati 
mcni ol ihe Chamber of Commerce Kivin^ number. 



14S2. lUtaiui (Cuba) firm wUhet to conimunicaie with 
- -'rr» ur rice and beant. 

*-i- San Franci»co iCal ) firm, on behalf of Japanckc 
. wUhe* to commnnicaie with exporters of velvet 



'f Japanese 
c lins for 

t' .c films, 

l-i ;:lc:ciit k.mJ». hcM uirc luf >ptnninii inilU and 

A 

firm wishes to . ite with 

-. and straw braid. . Tters of 

i rn, etc. Also would like to coin- 

I marine insurance t'irms that might 

!><• iiitrr.>;..i i!i <«• V in Chefoo. 

14S7. VoWohama ' s to correspond with 

importers of silks, liiicn aoJ coUuii goods, silk hosiery and 
no\ cities 



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wishes to correspond with 
tiift in this city with a view of 



■ t.i 1 Mcxicol p-irly wishes to correspond 
\' Ml "C. C C." I.una sheeting; "C" 

I - M Head Mills. Would like prices, 

term* of payment, etc. 



DEFINITION OF A C. I. F. SALB 

Tin* Forripn Trade Depart mont has received so 
many refpiests for information as to what a "c. i. f." 
tranHartion means that it believes the folliiwinf? defini- 
tion as puMished l»y the New York Journal of C'om- 
nieree at its re^pjest will he of interest. TItis paper is 
considered an authority on all matters of this 
character : 

"In a c. i. f, sale the seller aprees to supply the 
goods, to insure them durinf? transportation and to 
pay freight upon them to destination, lie clearly 
does not ajfree to deliver the Roods at destination. 
When a seller is hound to make such delivery he does 
not nert'c to insure the ffoods, because insurance in 
t is own protection. If the jjoods arc 

1 r or delivery at destination the loss 

is tiiat of the seller. Insurance is to he effected in 
such manner and a(;ainst such risks as a prudent 
owner would employ if the risk were his own. If 
there is a war risk then the general obligation to in- 
sure is an obligation to protect aeainst this risk as 
well as against others that may reasonably be sup- 
posed to have been in the min<ls of both parties when 
the contract was made." 

The abovi- il>iisiiin is in rii>lv to tin- fi)lln\vititr 
inquiry : 

"I"" t'Tin r. 1. I. mr-nn tnat a sPiip|«'r in \u<- 

I'nit H miiit deliver the goo<Is on dock at 

11 with rgos prepaid? In covering 

••. what ■ 'n is the shipper under inas- 

as there are so many ilifferent marine policies 
ring some more and some less risks! In the event 
of war risk insurance would the c. i. f. quotation re- 
quire shipper to insure goods and assume the war risk 
premium T" 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

For tin- iiKHilh <»f M.ui li tia i<.Mjjii% ,.; jM.i.itiH'H 
amounted to HO.^Tf) sacks, butter TlJiVA) centals, eggs 
'2.f*}'> ■ >' *'>M'ii,»ugi\r (llawniiani «U;7,S'»1 bags, (locah 
65. 

'111. i.ntish fiovernment has arranged for the con 
striietiiiii of one hundred stiui<lnrd mercantile ships in 
tlir- " tons respectively. 

-^ lit from Colon are 

to the elTect that the ports of Cristobal and Balboa 
will be closed to shipping from sunset to sunrise com- 
mencing April r>th. 

Steamer Quinault was sold last week by Hart Wood 
Lumber Co. to the California & Oregon Lumber Co. 
for *8r..000.00. 

.SteaiiKT Southerner now building at Union Inm 
Works .] last week by Walker Armstrong & 
Co. for tO. 

SAN FRANCISCO TONNAGE MOVEMENT FOR 
MONTH OF MARCH. 1917 
Arrivals. I'.'IT 



Arrivals. 1916 



Foreign ports 
American (other 

than Coaat) 

Coast 

Grand Total 



Steam 
Tons 
.137,367 

-102,289 
322,443 

r>«;2.(>y9 



Sail 
Tons 

10.1 r.i 



Stejim 
Tons 
12S.i;:U 



Sail 

T<»ns 

14,608 



Total No. of vessels. 489 

Departures. 1917 

Foreign ports 183,838 12,061 

American (other 

than Coast) 67,456 13,529 

Coast 308,351 70,079 

Grand Total 559,645 95,669 



5.152 62.433 7.754 
67,739 330,777 37.325 
83.(H2 521,841 59.687 
Total No. of vi'ssels 47;{ 
Departures. I!n6 
128,069 14,592 



46,470 
333,933 
508,472 



4.147 
44,211 
62,850 



Total No. of vessels. 488 



Total No. of vessels. 4H4 



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FOREIGN TRADE? 

If you are iii!« r-^t' d iii lorii;;ii trade voii should 
fill out and send in the blank sent out by the Foreign 
Trade Department. The department has received a 
number of letters stating that large and profitable con- 
tracts were made through the information it furnished 
and possibly it coubl assist you. To do this the blank 
should be filled out and returned. Many large firms 
have not responded but when the list of San Francisco 
manufacturers, exporters and importers is sent broad- 
cast throughout the world they will probably take 
exception to the fact thev were omitted. IF TIIR 
HLANK IS NOT SKNT INTIIK DEPAKTMFA'T HAS 
NO MFANS OF KNOWING WHFTHFK THFY ARE 
INTKHKSTKI) OH NOT. It costs but two eents post- 
age to have your firm listed. If your blank is lost, 
send for another. The list will be prepared very 
shortly and those who have not responderl will natur- 
ally be l.ft ofT. 

OPPORTUNITY FOR TRADE WITH RUSSLA 

A firm having had long experienee in business in all 
districts of Rus.sia, has established an office in San 
Francisco and state they will furnish names of Russian 
importers and exporters, translate and write English . 
letters into Russian for a small fee with the under- ^ 
standing they are to receive a commission on sales re- 
sulting from such information. They also translate 
Ru.ssian letters into English. Members interested can 
communicate with them direct: Walde Klor & Com- 
pany. 1457 Buchanan Street, telephone Fillmore 874. 



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"PRACTICAL METHOD OF INCREASING THE FOOD 
PRODUCTION OF CALIFORNIA" 



All Californians and San Franciscans in particular 
will In- interested in the incetin^; of the California De- 
velopment Hoard to he in'ld in Stockton. Fridav. April 
27th. iniT. 

A largo delegation will attend from the San Fran- 
cisco Chamher of Coinmercc leaving here l)y a special 
hoat at f):()0 P. M. Thursday. April 2«;th. Returning, 
the Hoat will leave Stockton Friday, April 27tli. at G 
V M.. arriving at San Francisco 7 A. M. Saturday. 
A|>ril 'Jsth. The round tri|> including fare. JMitli and 
dinner going and coming will amount to .t'j.oO. Special 
state-romns iri.iy l»e secured at a stightly increas.d 
figure. 

The i>tn;,'r;iiiiiMf printed herewith shoidd attract a 
large attendance : 

1. Report of Survey of Food Resources of California com- 
piled under direction of Council of Defense. 

2. Europe's Experience in Mobilizing and Increasing Food 
Supply. 



SHACKLETON TONIGHT 

Lieutenant Sliackhlun. Antarctic Kx|»lorer. will he 
tendered a testimonial tonight in the Civic Auditorium. 
Lieutenant Shackleton has just returned to this country 
after rescuing those of his party who were marooned 
on Klei)hant Island. Lieutenant Shackleton spent his 
fortune and that of his wife in this work. 

lie has cancelled his Canadian cngagenjcnts and has 
consented to deliver an illustrated lecture lf)night. The 
musical part of the program will he furnished hy the 
Military Hand and hy the augmented Hohcmian Cluh 
clmrus of l.'fO voices. 



Meeting the Problem of Increased Food Production. 

(a) The Practical Farmers Contribution. 

(b) Lessening Food Waste. 

(c) Practical Organization of Food Products. 

(d) New Sources of Food Supply. 

(e) The Reconstruction Problem. 

Compulsory Training for Agricultural Development. 
Financing Increased Production. 
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REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

At a meeting of tlie Xoniiiiat in;: ( niniiiittce held on 

Saturilay. April 14th, for the purpose of nominating 

Directors to serve for the ensuing year, the Coinmittee 

unanimously nominated the following named members: 

GcorRc C. Boardinan. Boardniaii Bros. & Co. 

M. J. Brandcn.stcin, Prcs. M. J. Brandcnstcin & Co. 

|A. C. Dicricx. Matson Navigation Co. 

A. T. Dc Forest. Vice- Prcs., U. S. Sttcl Products Co. 

F. Dohrmann, Jr.. Nathan-Dohrmann Co. 

J. J. Fa^an, Crocker National Bank. 

.•\. P. Giannini, Bank of Italy. 

T. .\. Ciraham, Southern Pacific Co. 

J^ R. Ilanify. J. R. I Unify S: Co 

K. R. KinK.shury, Standnr<l Oil Co. 

F. J. Kostcr, California Barrel Co. 

Robert Newton Lynch, Chamher of Commerce. 

Adolph Mark. Imperial Oil Co. 

Seward B. McNear. Sperry I'lonr Co. 

Fred S. Moody, Moody h'statc Co. 

.■\tholl McBean, Gladdintf-.Mcl'.ian & Co. 

C.r.ver Mapnin. I. .Mapnin 8: Co 

' : Mant Nicest-. Mcevc- t^- <;.>ii fried Co. 

\\. T. Smith. Pres I'acilic lidw. & Steel Co. 

1-rank I. Turner. Pres. H.-i>>tings Clothing Co. 

R. Volmcr, Volmcr & Perry. 

Respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) \Vm. H. Crocker (Chairman) 
Walton N. Moore Sig. Stern 

E. R. Dirrtond A. B. C. Dohrmann 

John S. Drum \V. T. Sesnon 



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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Entered a* kv^i-Jv .in-. ' 

OHic* at Sa 

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1915. At the Putt 
4. under 



Sabccripiion Prke Fifty Cents per Year. 

V by the 

SAN FRAN i R OF COMMERCE. 

Merchants Exchange HiiiiiiinR, 465 California St.. 

San Francisco. 



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DEPARTMENTS 

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Charities Information Membership 

ForetKn Trade Law and Order Municipal Affairs 

Grain Inspection Legislation Transportation 



CRARmZS ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 
CONTRIBUTIONS 

Shakcupi'aro wrote, "The quality of mercy is not 
^t •• l.ut. TIIK ADVKKTISFMKNT IN ANY 

1 M Vi^n SI'KCIAL KVKNTS (JIVKN AS A 

< ' i.s Htrainini; iiuTry in so far as 

CM .(l and the iiuulity of the ailvertis 

ing inrdiiiin is poor. 

Rea<l the "Activities" is.siif>d March 21», 1!M7, u y<ni 
have not already doni- so and yon will lonrn a concise 
a' " incnt of policy, facts, and sound 

J... .t. 

1 1 vou have not rc«'eivod a copv of the ahove issue, 
call up the CHAKITIKS KNDOKSKMKNT COMMIT- 
TKK. INFORMATION lURKAl', KKARNY 112 ad- 
vininp them of the fact and a copy of the paper will 
he .Hent you. 

STUDY IT 



SAILOR S DAY 
April 22. 1917 

In 101.' H Day"' was founded in the port of 

Floston. M .s. •!!.•«. In 101f> it was recopnized in 

the port of New York also. This year the port of San 
Francisco will likewise honor the sailor. 

The purpose of the day is to emphasize the value of 
the sailor to the nation; to draw attention to the 
work done for his spiritual an<l .social welfare and 
to memoralize those lost while followinfr their calling 
at sea during; the past year. Memorial services will 
he held in the Vint Conjfreifational Church. Post and 
Mason Streets. 



NOTICE 

In response to the request of Government De- 
partments, the publication of the departure of 
United States mails will be discontinued in the 
"Activities". 



STATEMENT OP THE OWNERSHIP. MANAGEMENT. 
CIRCULATION. ETC. KEQUIREU BY THE ACT 

OF CONGRESS OK AUGUST 24. J912. i 

of San Francisco Chamber u( Commerce .Activities, pubhshed 



weekly at Bar 
Stale oi c a 

Hrl.r. Ill' 
afi': 



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Califomia. for ApHl 1st. 1917. 

<<i .San 1 r.iiu imo, »». 

Ill jiKJ i..r iln .state :iii<| ('<>niii> 
(<i Warren Manley. uli<>, lidviiiK 

to law, i|r|)<i<tr!t .hkI >j>.<i that lie 

IS the l.iiiiiM ui ihr San Francisco Chamber of Commerct 
Activities and that the (oIIouiiik is. to the lu»( ui his 
l^iioA InlKr aii<l hrlicf, a true statement of the ownership, 
II .iii.i.^', ii.i lit I ,i;(i ii a daily paper, the circulation t, ctr . of 
; 1 ion i<»r t : liuwn in " ' . ■ 

c .Set OI -4, IVli. , 

■ic«ii.... -,-,.., ,..-,.,1 1 aw* and t\< k>>>->iii>ii>, priiiioi ••,, i,,i 
rcverxc of thii* form, to wit; 

1 Tl:at the iiaiiir» and addm^scs of the publisher, editor. 
: .i: . I. !;;(.; editor, ami liu»in< >;» iiiaiiaKers arc; 

i'ulii^her, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Fran- 
cikco. Cat. 

Editor. Warren Manley. San Francisco, Cal 

V r. none. 

I 'IS. none. 

J. 1 ii.ii iiir owners arc (<ii\e n.iinr!! aito .i-i>ii «--os ot 
individual owners, or, if a corixiration, K>vr its name and thr 
natne^i and addre>ses of stoi Uiolderx nwiiintf or liolditiK I 
per cent or iiu)rc of the tola! .iiiKiiint oi stock.) 

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 
Frederick J. Koster, President; Seward B. McNear. P'irst 

Vice-Fres. ; Robert Newton Lynch. Second Vice-Prcs. : Geo. 

C. Boardman, Third Vice-Pres. ; James J. Fagan, Treasurer; 

L. M. King. Secretary; all of San Francisco. California. 

(No stockhtddtrs ownini; or holdiiiK 1 per cent or more oi 
the total amount of stock). 

' ' '-. inortRaKees. and other 
1 per cent or more of 
-. ., or other securities arc: 
none. 
next above, giving the names 
of the owners, stockholders, and security holders, if any. con- 
tain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as 
they appear upon the books of the company but also, in 
cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon 
the hooks of the company v other fiduciary 

relati .n, tire name <•! the '«"" for whom 

such trustee is acting, i" k»^'" ••'"" '"••' '••^ f'''^ *^'*' Para- 
graphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowl- 
edge an'! I- '•' •' (s to the circumstances and conditions under 
which > rs and security holders who do not appear 

upon til >f the company as trustees, hold stock and 

securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; 
and this affiant has no reason to believe that any other 
person, association, or corporation has any interest direct or 
indirect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as 
so slated by him. . , , • r 

5. That the average number of copies of each issue ot 
this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or 
otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six months preced- 
ing the dale shown above is 7,000. (Tliis information is re- 
quired from daily publications only 1 

Warren Manley. 

Editor San Francisco Chamber of Commerce .Activities 
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of April. 

1917. 

^^'■"'•^ CHARLES EDELMAN. 

/\fv ro<nfiiiv<.iMii cxijires .\iiril 7. 1*^1^* • 



J. That the known be 
security holders owning 
total amount of b ■■•-i- •- 
tif there arc nor. 

4. That the t\\ 



Th. 



MEN NEEDED IN THE NAVY 
n-.ruitiiiw' olTi. «• «.f the T. .S. Navy has had dur- 



inp the pa.st week the assistance of local merchants in ^ 
eallintr the attention of the public to the need of more 
ni.n in the navy to place that branch of the govern- 
ment on a war foot inir. The need for men is urjrent 
and our members arc reqtiested to do all in their power 
to assist in solving the problem. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

PANAMA CANAL TOILS ON LUMBER. 
DECK LOADS 

Duriuf? the last st'ssion df Congress, CongroHsiimii 
\\ in. ('. Adaiiisnii (»f (i«'or}?ia iiitnidiK'od a l>ill ri'hitin;; 
lit raiiaina Canal t«)ll charf?)' assi'ssiufiits. Tlu* proh- 
ahle intt'iition of the iiill was to carry out General 
(ioethal's n'c'oiiiiiw-iulatioii that a system of measure- 
ment he preserihftl ft»r toll assessment through the 
Canal uhieli would he e(|uitahle to all vessels, hoth 
foreif^n and of American rejfistry. However, the hill 
a.s drawn would place a severe penalty upon tin* 
lumhcr induNtry of the Pacific Coast hy assessinj» toll 
eharj;es on deck loads. 

It is necessary in the transportation of lumhcr 
throu^'h the ranama Canal, as ahnost everywhere cl.se 
in the world, to place a certain p(»rtion of the «'argo 
ahove the deck, for tlu' reason that size, Iciifrths and 
conditions are such that a full cargo cannot he loaded 
on a ship heneath deck.s. 

The Chamher of Commerce is actively interested in 
this matter, and inasmuch as a siinilar hill has heen 
re-introduccd in the present Congress, the Chamher is 
invoking the aid of the California and I'acilic Coast 
senators to have the hill so amended that it will pre- 
vent dis«Timinatiou against this important trade of the 
Pacific Coast. Congressnum .Julius Kahn of San Fran- 
ci.sco is furnishing valuahle aid and information to the 
Chamher in this connection. 

The Attorney and Manager of the Traffic Bureau 
took the matter up with Senators and Congressmen in 
Washington, April IMth, and it is intended hy the 
Chamher that every effort he made to prevent an in- 
justice heing done to Pacific Coast lumher interests. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



GENERAL ADVANCE IN FREIGHT RATES 
On hriday, the \'-il\\ of April, a contereiice of 
shippers was held to consider the petition of the rail 
carriers in the I'nited States to make a general ad- 
vance in freight rates, due to the Adamson eight hour 
law and other increases in cost of oi)erati<»n. The 
Chamher of Commerce, through its TrafTi<' iJureau, is 
on record with the Interstate Commerce Commission 
opposing any general advance without a proper in- 
vestigation and hearing, hut a.ssuming the attitude that 
such hearing and investigation should he ex|>edited and 
a conclusion in regard to the freight rate situation 
reached at an early date. 

At the meeting in Chieago. April 13th, the National 
Tndtistrial Traffic League, of which the Attorney and 
Manager of the Traffic Bureati of this Chamher is a 
memher, represented all shippers who were not other- 
wise represented. 

The position of this Chamher is that the shippers of 
America will prohahly he called upon to consent to 
advances in freight rates, and we on the Pacific Coast 
must devote our chi«'f attention to maintaining a 
proper relationship in coast rates as compared with 
intermotuitain and other rates throughout the Cnited 
States. In other words, if it is shown that the carriers 
are justly entitled to increa.ses, the Chamher would 
not assume the position of opposing such increases, 
hut will endeavor at all times to see that the relation- 
ship of rates estahlishcd does not work an injustice to 
the wholesale, retail and other merchants, manufac- 
turers and distrihutors on the Pacific Coast. 



USE THE PLACEMENT BUREAU 
We wish to call our meml)ers attention to the sole 
ohjcct of our i'laccment Bureau, mimely, to l>ring the 
right man and the right position together. For this 
service there is ahsolutely no charge to either the 
employee or the employer. Whenever you need an 
exceptionally good otfice assistant or executive, either 
man or woman, we would he glad if you would give 
us an opportunity of lilling it. Our advertisements 
are also run free of charge. Will you not avail your- 
self of the services of our Placement Bureau hereafter! 

240. A young man, University of California graduate, one 
year drafting experience desires position as architectural 
draftsman. Understands structural engineering. 

241. Young man, single, good personality, energetic, age 
36, having sales experience, at present connected with large 
wholesale house as accountant and correspondent wishes to 
make a change. Will consider an opening with rcliahle 
firm in the capacity of accountant or entertain a proposition 
to go to the Orient, Manila preferred. 

W-242. A woman formerly in retail business in San 
Francisco, experienced in buying and selling, would act as 
purchasing or selling agent for lirms or individuals. Can 
give best of commercial references. 

243. A young attorney recently admitted to i)racticc in 
California courts and also in United States District Court 
for the Southern District of California, desires connection 
with reliable law firm. Is 24 years of age and has had 
broad commercial experience as credit manager. Best of 
local references furnished. 

244. Young man, 33, several years general lumber ex- 
perience wishes connection in the Hay District. Can handle 
correspondence or secretary's duties. Also familiar with 
.-hii)ping. Best of local references. 

245. An accountant having had 20 years experience in 
this line desires position with a reliable firm, in the capacity 
of accountant, cashier and correspondent. 

246. Competent, experienced purchasing agent, having 
selling ability also desires position with a wholesale estab- 
lishment or brokerage business. Has had 27 years ex- 
perience in San Francisco. 

247. Expert bookkeeper and credit man. age 39 wishes 
position. Mas had 20 years experience with banking and 
insurance corporations. 

248. A gentleman of «idc general experience in export 
and import business in Knglan<l. and in worM travel. Is 
also a French scholar. Wishes an opening in employment 
or business proposition. 

249. P'irst class correspondent, 38 years of age, thoroughly 
experienced in office work desires positifin as secretary or 
correspondent where executive ability, originality and inia- 
livc arc essential. Has held responsible positions with large 
corporations in England, as well as in the United States. 
Excellent local references. 

252. A licensed attorney of considerable ability is desir- 
ous of making connections with a corporation or large busi- 
ness concern all or part of time. Is stranger in the city but 
comes well recommended 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-250. Dried fruit concern has an opening for a young 
m.in about 19 who is energetic, ambitious and reliable. A 
good chance to learn the business. 

A-2SI. A large, substantial importing and exporting firm 
has an opening for a young man from 19 to 23 years old 
who is bright, energetic an<l w.ints to learn importing, ex- 
porting and general merchandising btisiness. 

A-253. .An opportunity for a yonng man with export and 
import experience to associate himself for a portif>n of his 
time or evenings with a firm building up a foreign trade. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

II you are intercitcJ write to Foreign Trade Depart- 
ment o( the Ch«n\bcr o( Commerce giving number. 



Municate 
o( »alr 



party wi»hra to lel in touch with 



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' dealers in horticultural implc- 
« and prices. 

would like to communicate 

t wish to subscribe to their 

the sccurinR of rcprcsen- 

• on file in Foreiun Trade 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



April '21. HUT. at 11:<H) A. M. by l)<j...t gimrtcr- 
innstfr at Fort Mason, San Francisi-o, California bids 
will be opened for the furni.sliiug of canned tomatoes. 

April 27. 1017, at 11:00 a. m. by Department 
(V at 2ir> Pine St., San Francisfo. Cali- 

f,, ill be opened for the furnishiiijf of hay. 

oata and beddin^^. 

April 24. 1017 at 11:00 a. m., by Depot Qimrter- 
master. Fort Mason, California, bids will be opened 
for the fnrni.shinR of tooth brushes, matches, huska- 
baek towels. 

May 10. 1017. at 11:00 a. m.. Pacific Time, by De- 
partment Quarterma-ster. Western Department. 216 
Pine St.. San Franeiseo. California, bids will be opened 
for the furnishing of fresh beef and mutton. 

May 2. 1017. by Commissioner of Indian Affairs. U. 
S. Indian Warehouse, Chif^apo, Illinois, bids will be 
opened for the furnishing of bacon, coffee, hard bread. 
lard, mess pork, rice, salt, sugar, tea, etc. for the 
Indian Service. Contract calls for San P>anci.sco de- 
Iiver>'. Blanks and information to bidders can be had 
I' ■ ing to R. C. Jordan. 608 Howard St.. San 

1 California. 

April 24th. 10 a. m.. by Depot Qtmrtermaster. Ft. 
Mn>i<>n. Cjilif.. f<»r miseellaii<<nis Ktifiplii's. 

FROM THE PRESIDENT 
To th»' Snn Fraut U.o (liamlnrof Commerce. 
TIIK WHITK IIorSK. 
W 

Th- . nt is very grateful for your generous 

pli'dge of cooperation and support and he hopes that 
you \nll accept this informal acknowledgement of 
yotir messaee as an expression of the deepest apprecia- 
tion of your patriotic offer. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 
The i'aeiiic .Mail .'^ .S. Co. announces the sailing of 
the veiwels of their Oriental Meet from San Fran<Ms.-(» 
as follows: iStoamer Keuadur May 5th, Colnml.ia 
.liine 2nd, Venexuela June .iOtli. to Yokohama, Kob.-. 
Shanghai, .Manila and Hongkong via Hoiuilulu. 



OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 

Wiisbington, D. C, April HI, 1017. 

Watdiington is rapidly changing into a war capital. 
The government departments are eloHing down upon 
information. The State War and Navy Huildiiig is 
under armed guard and no military or naval inftirma- 
tion is obtainable. The Navy Department ••N|»i(ially 
is on a war baiiis. Not even familit-K of naval ofTieers 
are permitted to know location of lleet or any naval 
vessel. 

Officers and sailorn of the French and Hritish navies 
are in Washington, lending color to street life Interest 
centers upon visit this week of British and French 
tiiplomatic and military and naval representatives, 
headed by For«ign .Minister Balfour aiul former Prem- 
ier Viviani of France, and Field -Marshal Joffrc. They 
will spend an inddinite time in Washington and will 
undcrtiike preliminary negotiations for reaching basis 
of working agreement between I'nited States and the 
Allies, rpon nature and scope of this agreement will 
<lepend many matters of legislation besides military 
and naval operations. 

Progress is being made on the bill i)rovidiiig for 
raising war funds by taxation. The tentative Kchedule 
of proposed taxes has been published and has met with 
.some protest but it is expected that it will be adopted 
substantially as published. Business men are asking 
that stamp taxes be as few as possible and that general 
policy be adopted avoiding t<»o heavy drain ui)on pro- 
duction. The spirit of cooperati<»n among business men 
is wonderful considering heavy burdens that will fall 
upon them immediately. The Senate will pass the 
seven billion bond bill early this week and will soon 
consider the compulsory military service bill. Strong 
opposition to this has developed, but close inquiry 
indicates that universal service will be adopted by the 
I'nited States within two months and active drafting 
for an armv of one million men will be under wav bv 
Julv. 



PROPOSED DUMBARTON BRIDGE 
Much stiniiiins to the project of Imildiiig a f^'Ufrai 
highway bridge across San Francisco bay at Dumbar- 
ton point has been given by the activities of the Dum- 
barton State Highway Bridge Association. The San 
Francisco Chamber of Commerce and a large number 
of other commercial organizations are favoring the 
proposition. 

Offices have been opened by the Association at 747 
Monadnock Building and already much has been ac- 
complished in clearing up legal obstacles in the way 
of the construction of the bridge. 

The importance of a general highway bridge that 
would connect I?edwood City and Newark, thus mak- 
ing San Francisco practieall.v a part of the mainland 
and giving the interior of the State direct ingress to 
and egress from San Francisco, is being brought home 
most effectively in connection with the general de- 
fense preparations. The military strategic value of 
the proposed bridge cannot be underestimated. 



CHAMBER OF-GOMMERCE ACTIVITIES 







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Vol. 4 



The Commercial, hinancial. Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
KVKKV Tin KSDAV — APHIL 20x11. H» 1 7 



^o. !7 



JOIN THE RED CROSS NOW 

THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS IS THE ONLY VOLUNTEER SOCIETY AUTHORIZED BY 
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO RENDER AID TO ITS LAND 
AND NAVAL FORCES IN TIME OF WAR 



The San PVancisco Chapter ot the Amori- 
raii Red Cross has had sonio hoavy burdens 
plari'd upon it by reason of international 
di'velopincnts. San PVancisco is onr of three 
eities in the I'nited States ordered to raise 
two base hospital units, one for the Army 
and one for the Navy. The offieers tif tht 
Chapter mu.st bear the brunt 
of the work that has been 
delegated to it. but eo-opera 

tion is essential to silceess. 

MOKK .MK.MMKHS AHK 
XKKDKD. 

The Hf(| ( 'ross stands for 

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS THE 
RESERVE MEDICAL CORPS OF THE 
ARMY AND NAVY. AND IN TIME OF 
WAR IS SUBJECT TO THEIR ORDERS 




Humanity. It is above creed, ab»»ve nation- 
ality, above polities. 

Do not forpet that in l!>(»«i the AiiierieaM 
lied Cro.ss e.xpeiuled in San Kraneiseo the 
immense sum of .tl>.7(>0.0(»0. Now is the time 
for San Francisco to express its pratitudi-. 
The work of the Red Cross, aside from 
meetinf? great enierReneies 
for whieh speeial donations 
are nr-eessary, is a<'c<»mplish- 
ed with the prcH-fi-ds of iiiini 
Inisliip fees. You can help 
in this great work by en- 
rolling. NOW! 

SHOW YOUR PATRIOTISM BY HELP- 
ING THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER TO 
CARRY OUT THE WORK ASSIGNED TO 
IT. (See letter on next page.) 



Cut this out and mail to the office of the San Francisco Chapter, 502 California St. 
I ask to DC enrolled as a member of tKe San Francisco CKaptcr of tlie American National Red Cross. 

Annual Duet. $1 00 

Sujtaining Membership. $10.00 per year. ^Namc 

Life Memberthip. $25 00. 

Patron Memberthip. $100.00. 

No Initiation fee. 

Address 

Strike out whichever memberthip i> not deiired. The fi»cal year enrJa October 31. 

No otner obligation tnan moral support is assumed in applying for memoeranip. 



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San Francuco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

EntrrcJ Ji ic.-:^.a»5 • jttcr Jarujry 7. 1915. at the Hoit 

Oflicc at S«n FrAncitco. Caliiornia. under 

lh« act o( March 3. 1879. 

Sub»criplk>n Price Fifty Cent* per Year. 

Publithccl weekly by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMMER OF COMMERCE. 

Merchants ExchanRr HiiiMinK. 46S California St.. 

San Francisco. 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



Cashier 
Charitiea 
Forcii^n Trade 
GiAin Inspection 



DEPARTMENTS 

Marine 
Memberahip 
Publicity 
Transportation 



Industrial 
Information 
Law and Order 
Legislation 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 
THE RED CROSS 
'Ml xuiTMsi JJiiii . r.Ul. ili« I'r. -ni'iit of tiM* Initrcl 
Sinti-H puliiiMliid in tin* (InuTal Ordvn* of thr War !)«•- 
partnifiit a pnMliimntioii itcfiiiint; tlw ofTirinl stHtii.H of 
tli«' K«'»l (roHH in tim«* of war. Thi« first two clau.si'M 
rra«i Hs folloWM : 

1. That tln' American National R»m1 (Vosm ih the only 
volunteer wM-iety aiithoriziMl by this (Jovcrnnu'nt to 
render aiil to the laml and naval fom-s in time of war. 

2. That any other Ho«-iety ilesiring to rentier Himilar 
;, c-an «lo HO only thronjrh the Ameriean Na- 
r . .| ( 'roH.H. 

A«. utany p«|ueHt.s for ilotmtion.s are lM'in>f made at 
thin time. w«' Would sutrifcst a elos*- srrutiny of all re- 
•lUentM, ns many mistaken mo ealled patriotic moveH are 

ide t»» raise iiu>ney, an<l oft«'n it i.s df»ne in a wronjf 
way and throujrh the wronf; atfeneien. 

The CharitieH HndopM-ment f'ommittee is watehiuK 
with (Treat interest the development of many relief 
plans that are maturiiu; under the auspiees of the 
IJov.rnment. the National Ke»| Cross, ami th«' I'nited 
V iimbi-r of (\uiunerer in eonjunetion with all 

i ^ of ( 'oniiMiT<i- tlirniiehout the country. 

At this time: 

DISPLAY A "NOTICE TO SOLICITORS CARD 

FIRE AN APPLICATION BLANK AT ALL 
SOLICITORS 

REMEMBER THE LIST OF CHARITABLE OR 
OANIZATIONS ENDORSED". 



l-'-T lllt"'""il* "II 



solii-italiitns for ilonatioiis. 



eall uj. il<. CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMIT- 
TEE INFORMATION BUREAU. KEARNY 112 

ESPLANADE CELEBRATION 
The Civie L.-aiTUi- <>f Iiiipr«<\ .iii.-iit ("lulls and Am- 
Ho«'iations have appointcfl a eommitter to arrant^e a 
tittini; erlehration to he held at the Ksplanade on the 
(fn»at lliirhway on next Sunday. April 20th. to eele- 
hrntc the eompletion of the First S<»etion of the 
Ksplanatle. 

It wa.H due to the efforts of the San Franei.seo 
f'hamlwr of Commeree that this neees-sary improve- 
ment was undi-rtaki-n. Our memhers arc invited to 
he present at this eelehration. 



THE COMMISSION FOR RELIEF IN BELGIUM 

120 BROADWAY 
New York City 

March II. 1017 
Mr Kliot Watlsworth, 
.VctiuK <'hairman, 

Ameriean He«l Cross. WashinjrtMti |> (" 

My Ih-ar Wadsworth: 

With rc^anl to our <*onvcr)iation today on the 
sulijeet of Kuropean experience in orKani/.ation of 
the Ked Cross, I woidil lik«' t<» repeat that there has 
been one result of two and one-half years of ex- 
perience in Red Cross work in all the Kuropean 
Countries an«l that is the vital neccHsity f<M' a total 
centralization under the H»mI Cros.H Kxceutive of the 
wIujIc of the civilian volunteer effort c«iun<'ctc«| with 
the comfort of those in the service of the Army and 
Navy. Kvcry country in Ktirofic has ffom* throu^th an 
era of disintef^rated overlappinjf effort, the multiplyiuf; 
of thousands of <-ommittces atid tons of uscIcsn, in- 
aproptis. and wronjfly destined material. There as a 
lont; struggle on the part of the military ami Red 
Cro.HH officials to ^et these matters on to a systetiiatie 
and effective lia.sis. They have c»iiin- in the end to 
one form of or^anixation in «'vcry country in Europe, 
hy whieh the Red Cross Fixej-utive centralizes ex- 
ecutive control of all such activities and de<entrali7es 
its various iihases into local chapters and these atrain 
arc divided into divisions for the provision of money, 
of surgical and metlieal supplies, or ntirscs, of base 
an<l convalescent hospitals, the crcati«)n. (Milh'ction. 
transjiortation, standardi/ation. and re-distribution, 
etc.. of all sorts of supplies. The jfroupiinr of these 
various divisions must be varied with national neces- 
sity, dependinf? upon f;co(;raphi<- and trans|iortation 
i|Ucstions. The work of the women, which is a very 
larjfe factor in Re<l Cross work must be eo-ordinate<l 
through the central affency and a representati<in of the 
women in that central atrericy has proved tin* only 
effectivi' method of se«-urinjr this. In Kn^rland iiiid 
France especially the erection of special and independ 
ent or semi-independent women's committees ha>« been 
fniitftd of the most extreme difficulty until they 
accept diret't control, after which they have become 
of the utmost use and puri>ose. The already estab- 
lished women's organizations of various kinds can 
find their best fiurposc in instruetinp their local 
bo<lies to place themselves entirely at the disposal 
of the local cha|»tcrs <if the Red Cross. 

In (general, the fundamental factor in war or^raniza- 
tion (fcnerally ia centralization of executive and su«'h 
centralization cannot be effected if there are a lot 
of national-semi-indepcndent Moanls or ori;anizations 
op«-ratin(; outside, or partially outside of the direct 
control of the Red Cross Kxceutive. 

In any event the (general principle ?iiust be that 
the Rc<l Cross itself is the centralizing cxccutivi' 
operating by intense decentralization of its productive 
distributing; functions, and this has been arrived at 
as the only poasible aohition after an enormoua lot 
<»f pain, turmoil, and waste. 

Yours faithftdly. 

(Signed) IIKRIJKRT IIOOVKR. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



May 7. llMT at ll:(H' a. iii., l>i<U will l>.- m|>.ii.m1 Ity 
Drpot l^HHrttTiiiHsttT at Kort .Mason. San Fraiicisi-o. 
Californin for thr furnishing of tlrii'd fish. Hour, 
MnttiT. syrnp. tlavorintr fXtratts, apph's. jLsparajrus, 
hand hasins. h«'ans. hn-ts. t<)t»thl»ru.siics, «al>l)aK»'. 
.heoHf, c'herrii's, fh«»colatf. thrrad. towrls, turnips, .tc 

May l'». I'MT at 11 :<H) a. ni.. hids will h.- «>p.-ni'd hy 
Drpot Qiiartrrmaster at Fort Mason. San Franoisco, 
California for th«' furnishing of froz«'n fresh luM'f. 
mutton, fish dried, fish pickled, tlour, haking powder, 
lu-ans. rii'e. potatoes, onions, pruiu's. evaporated apples, 
peaehes, .-otTei', tea, sujrar. piekles, pepper, einnamon. 
loves. ^in»;er. eifjars, flavoring extracts, (Miirants, 
jam. jelly, lard, frozen «hiekens. ete. 

May 4. I'.MT at \0 .M) a. m., bids will he opened hy 
• Jeneral IMireluisinn OfTieer of the Panama Canal, 
Washinjrton. 1). <'.. for the furnishinp of steel plates. 
^Iieet copper, holts, nuts, rivets, harhed wire, nails, 
hrome steel ca.stings. sohler, soil pipe, pipe fittings, 
sanitary fittings, valves, cocks, water closet seats, helt 
lacing, scruh hrushcs. varnish hrushes. wiiulow glass, 
slate partition, safes, leather helting. hose, packing, 
caskets, inaiiila rope, oakum, marline, chalk line, 
canvas, hurlap, sheeting, ruhher hoots, granulated 
cork, soap polish, parafifinc wax, roofing felt, dishes, 
forks, spoons, filing hoxes. ruhher hands, l»ond |)a[)cr 
and <'arhon paper. 

May 2. 1917. at 11:(M> a. m., hy Depot (Quarter- 
master. Fort Ma.son. San Francisco. Calif<u*nia. hids 
will he opened for the furnishing of canned tomatoes. 

.May .'i. 11)17. at l(i.;{(» a. m., hy General Purchasing 
Officer «tf the Panama Canal. Washington. D. ('.. hids 
will he opened for the installing of new hoilers and 
repairs on the steamships Ancon and Cristobal. 

May 2. l!>17. at KhiMi a. m.. I>y l)«>pot (^uartirmastcr. 
Ft. Ma.son, San Franei.sco. California, bids will be 
opened for the furnishing of bags, blankets, buckets. 
I'ombs. covers, ('ases. forges, horscshoer's cfucrgency 
erpiipment. iron bars. Mu>dicines, bandages, nails, 
needles, oil, rivets. Itiirs. kits, brooms, brushes, pencils, 
pins, rulers, wine. wax. etc 

May 7th, at 10:fX) a. m.. by Alaskan Kngineering 
Commis-sion. Hoom 422. \ir\\ Street Terminal. Seattle. 
Wash., bids will be opened for the furnishing of engine 
lath)' and motor: lathe tools, induction motor, plows, 
hand and push ears, bolt cutter and parts, locust pines, 
boibr an<l pump, drills, stand hammer, .speeders, mold- 
iiiir and .or.- .sand, .steel wire hrushes, ete. 



OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 

Washington. 1). C.. April 24. Hn7. 

Congress will pass seh-ctive <lraft bill according to 
present prospects much earlier than was expected. 
Steps will be taken imiiicdiatcly tlii-rcaftcr t<t raise 
army of million men without disturbing industries. 
Meanwhile immense cam|»aign will be carried on to 
float .seven billitui <lollar loan and shipbuilding will 
be pushed at top s|»eed. Ev«'ry wooden vessel built by 
(icneral rjoethals will be armed; Secretary Daniels to- 
day having asked for five million dollars for armament. 
As soon as draft bill is out of way ("(Uigrcss will con- 
si<lcr taxation bill. There is feiideiiev to avoid undue- 
taxation of production and to place heaviest burden 
upon great incomes. Much confusion exists on account 
of duplicatcil energies of govcrium-nt dcpartnu'nts and 
Council of Natioiuil Defense. Musiiicss men are called 
here to cooperate with government and then fiiul it im- 
possible to close contracts on any terms. There is 
com|)laint also against tendency of Federal Trade C(un- 
mission to harass business just at time when other 
go\ frniiieiit authorities are nuiking extraordinary de- 
mands upon business. There is growing demarul for 
new goveriniu'ut munitions department which wouhl 
fake over mobilization of industry, raw materials and 
all manufactures connected with war. Another de- 
jtartment is suggest<'d for c<uitrolling pro<lucti<ui and 
distribution of food in connection with war. This work 
will be handled by Herbert C. Ibtover who is on tlu' way 
here from London. Washington is intensely interested in 
visit of British and French C<unmissions headetl respec- 
tively by Balfour an<l Vjvini. I'pon negotiations now 
beginning will depeiul in large measure the nature of 
Aiiu-rican participation in war. Infornuil discussions 
have alread.v begun between military, naval, financial, 
and eciuiomic ex|terts of British ('ommissiun and .\mcr- 
icau authorities. 



CHAMBER HELPS THE GOVERNMENT 

The Industrial Department i»f the Chamber is c<i- 
operating with C«»l. Knight's ofTice, the Depot (Quarter- 
master, in connc<'tion with the part San Francisco is 
to play in furnishing food stiifTs and manufaeturing the 
thcuisand and one articles needed in war time. 

The San Francis<'o Advisory C(»mmittee on the Pur- 
chase of Army .Supplies has been parlicularl.v busy 
during the past week in a.ssisting in the organization 
of the hay dealers and the grain dealers. The commit- 
tee eonsi.sts of .M. II. Ksberg. Chairman: F. Dohrmann, 
Jr.. R. I. Bentley. C. F. Michaels. I. (). Hhoadcs an. I 
Warren .Manlev. .Secrefarv. 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

CHANGE IN FORCE OF THE TRAFFIC BUREAU 
Kfrrrhvi- May 1. l!H7, Mr r \V. I>. Joiini.tlr. who 
liaA l«ir iIh" pitit iw.. .,;'n in rhitrK«* «»f tJ>«* 

fr«-ii;lil inrifTt. rnlf in- v Jtiul Niinilnr n*N|>uiiMi- 

ltilitK-% in llif Truffif liiirfnu, wv^m Iiin <*onn<ftion 
with thf Iturraii Nn<l ii«»)»iiinrH th<> work of S4><*r«*tary 
■mi Trra«iirrr of Milhr Smnll 4 t'o., fnMfrht trafTii* 
manAgiTH. Mr. l)i« .loiirnriti* will Im» HiirriMHit>(l by 
Mr ll«rry K StiH*ktT. who will takr ov.-r Ihr work 
formerly |M*rfnnni*<l hy the prt>iM*nt incumlH'nt. 



TRANSCONTINENTAL FREIGHT RATES 

Nothinir haa b» yet bp«>n iinnoiinrrd hy thi> Intcr- 
Malf «■ .• romnii.vsion ns to a tiniil tlrfision on 

*•»•• •' iM'Mtnl fninht rnt.- .-asrs whirh w«ti' 

artfiifii \>\ \arioiiH int«-r«><iiH hrfon- th»' ( 'oinniiKNion. 
April 4th and .*»th. Th.- opinions as to what rourn.' th«- 
iltM-iNion of thr ConuniiMion may taki- an* many and 
varittl. Thf Attornry and Mana^iT of thi- TrafTii- 
Iturfau wan pn>Nint and arKUid th«« vhhv hcfore the 
Conimiiwion on In'half of San FranriHc-o. the State of 
(alifornia. and the I'aeifie Coast ^reneraily. The 
opinion is held out hy 'idents of the situation 

that th.' Ini.rstate «. roniniission will not 

'^•*"l"' 'i'- transroiiinii-nta! rati- nut hod of the 

!»•** •' r.iy the Htruetur.' that has heen huilt 

np during so many years, espeeially in view of the 
hardships and irrejfularities in transportation afTairs 
Ifenerally whieh will naturally oeeur on aee(»uut of 
the war; No predietinn is to he made as to the 
CommiKNion's |.osition, and we ean only await itH 
aetual deeision 



WOODEN SHIP BUILDING ON THE PACIFIC 
COAST 

•lore Mrent. who eondueted an exhaustive 
'" '» «•" the PaeiHe Coast in eonneetion with 

the profrram for ship huildinir. is expeeted to arrive 
in Washinirton. I). C.. Mon<lay. April 2:{nl. He will 
then lay his report hefore the Hoard and iminediatelv 
thereafter not only the ship huildint; |»ro»rram hut 
Homethinjr with respe.t to a eoa.st-to-eoast line throiiL'h 
the Panama Canal will he announeed. 



CHICO. May 22nd 

May L'Jii.l j.sSaM Vr.r ;y at the Third Annual 

Hutte County Spnmr „m. The ritizens of 

Chieo and Hutte County have extended San Franeiw-o 
a eorilial invitation to I.,- present on that day. Cham- 
ber of Commprrp will run an exeursion to this eele- 
bration. the details of whieh will he tfiven out later 

LEST YOU FORGET 

TIIK TIIIK'I) ANNIAL HCTTK Cn| \TV 
SPRINIJ KXPOSITION to he held in Chieo. Mav 21st 
to 26th. May 22nd is San Franeisro r>nv arid we 
have promised to h.- then-. The Chand.er will run a 
speeial train. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the partiet enumerated herewith 
will prove intereatmK to you. 



254. Offiir inanaKcr. hookkrrprr an«l auililor. ^$, inarrinl, 
Mikhei iMikiiion Ha« hail ini >car« rx|>rrirnce. kome hotel 
Murk. 

255. A compeleni accininlani and auditor desire* potiiion 
Mith reliable lirm nrrdiiiK « hiKh Rradr man Hat had 
iiiilhntc rxprririicr, and ptihiii- accountant Krot of ref- 
erence*. 

256. CoileKe man admitted u* practice l>efure the Cali- 
"' ' .'r and catually in»uraiu-r cx- 

II traffic drpartinent of railroad 
... ,<.ii,. >..ti.|MiiK 1.1.. ..I (xptirt and iniport house Willing 
111 work niKht!> preparatory tn taking pu»iii .n .Must have 
•kutTicirnt »alary to support small family. 

257. Voung man. thirty year* of aKc. married, fourteen 
yiar» experience as assistant inanaKcr and salesman for 
larK'e importiuK and exportiiiK lirm. wishes position in 
similar capacity. First cl.i^s correspondent. 

258. L'liiversity of < man, 2b years old wishes 
poMti. n where there i- nity for advancement alon^ 
executive lines Has lutl baiikiUK. selliiiK. and imporliiiK 
and exportiuK experience Is expert t)o<»kkeeper also. Is 
siuKle man and w illiiiK to start on mo<lerale salary. 

259. .\n ehhrly man. ko<m| personality, encrKctic, age 
.16, expert IxMikkeeper. speaks and writes I'rench. wishes 
txecuiive posilii>n all or portion of his time, permanent or 
temporary. Salary no object. Can K've best of local 
rrl'ennces. 

W-263. Voung woman, having three years experience in 
.San l-rancisco as puhlic accountant desires position along 
similar lines Has highest credentials. 

261. .Nmerican. 2H. single, desires position as traffic man.i- 
Ker or assistant, or in export departmeiu «»f reliahle con- 
cern with opportunity for advancement. Prefers position 
in .San Francisco, hut will travel if necessary. Ten years 
experience railroad traffic department. Th .roughly familar 
with freight rate adjustments, exports, imports, customs 
regulations, etc. Ilest of local references furnished. 

262. .\ La Salle Kxiension University student preparing 
lor tie I" P. .A. examination, wishes t«i secure a position 
with puhlic accounting lirm as junior. Is 25 years o|«|, mar- 
ried. Possesses originality and energy; at present employe*! 
as auditor, anil has had 10 years husiness experience. Salary 
"if Hec«»ndary imp riance to practical experience. 

265. .\n executive having 14 years experience in selling 
line, mostly in California, wishes position of responsihiliiy 
with a firm engaged in provision business. Is 36 years of 
age. single and willing to go anywhere. 

266. .\ salesmanager. .V) years of age. <lesires executive 
position with a «lrug sundry or specialty house Speaks 
I'rench and German, has had ten years experience Ref- 
< nces furnished. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-267. {{iiiikkctpt r. age J.? to .'.tl, married man preferred. 

.Must he accurate, steady and amhitious Future prospects 

good f T right man." (' •n and manufacturing lines. 

A-26S. .\ firm of c<' merchants an«l manufactur- 

rrs catering to whrd< .■.•.. > I factories In staple lines 

would take in a partner who has some husiness of his own. 
with a view to gradually working into (his husiness. Capital 
not essential 

A-259. Trade journal wants reliable advertising man, ex- 
capahle and live wire young man to handle 
ki on trade journal. Will give a commission of 
-h per cent on all advertising contracts, the commission to 
l>c paid each month as it is paid by the a<lvertiser to the 
/ company Will also give 25 per cent net com- 
• n your own contract which will make over .1.S 
!•• I . - 111 commission payable each month Will give two 
yrar^ contract to right man If party stays <»n staff for rme 
year will give him a financial interest in the journal. Cigar- 
ette smokers need not reply. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitie* 



HOW TO DISPLAY OUR FLAG 

In tirii*r to sIkiw |iatriotisiii fittingly uiul to iiiiiifjiti* 
till* unHiiiinoiis .sii|)|H>rt of tin* l*r<'.siiiciit in his coiirsr 
in this tftfut worhl wiir. tho Aiiu'rican Hiik \h UfUit: 
(liK|ihiyiMl lihi'nilly throui;hoiit our rity. <>iir Wim, liow- 
tviT. IK iiiorc than a pii'cr of Ituiitiiic. It is an i-iiiltli'in 
itf our (ioviTiiiiu-iit anil its |irinripli-s. and as sm-li an 
cnihli'Mi our fhijr slmuM In- tri'ati-<i witii iliii' rrspiM-t. 
As Kouii'tinii-s tlirnujrh tlioujfhtU'ssni'ss «»r rari'li'ssiirss 
our flnj; is haiiiiliii without thi- nspiTt wliirh shoulil 
hv shown to it. thi- following rulis fminil in the Army 
nnd Navy .lournal of April 14, li'lT. an* puhlisli. .1 for 
the information uf all who diKplay tin* tla^;. 

1. Our flajj should m-vrr Im* usi-d as a rov<i' lor a 
taldi' or a di-sk. or otliiTwisi- plai-i'd whi-rr any ohji-rt 
ran hi' put upon it. 

2. It should not III- usimI to di-i-oratr a platt'onii so 
that thi> speakcnt or thoKe occupying tin* platform 
would hi' ahovi' thi' Haj;. If usi'<l ahout a platform it 
should he hun^' altovi' tin* platform so that it would 
Im* ahovi' thosi' orcupyin^r tlir |>iatform. Tin- tiajr must 
he ahovc the man. 

'i. Our t\in: should nrvi'r ho drapi'd or fi'stooni'd. 
howi'vi'r attraitivi'ly tlu' rolors may li'nd tln'iusi'lvi's 
to HUoh I'fTiM't. If draping or frstoon I'ffi'i-ts arr di'siri'd 
thi'y should hi' nuidi* with rrd. whiti* and Idui* hunting. 
Whi'U usin^' Itiintint; tin* rrd should hi* on top, the 
whiti' should follow, aiul tin' Itlin- should Iti* hi-low. 

4. Of roursi' I'Vi'ryoui' knows that in tlyinj? our Man 
till' union should hi* up. If our Ma^r is not tlown from 
a mast or stafT it should hi* so hun^ that thi> union is 
to the north or east as thi* rasr nuiy hi' : tin* union 
should not hi' to tln' wrst or south. 

If till' fori'^'oinjr ruh's hi* ohsi'rvi'd our Haj; will Itr 
tri'ati'd with thf dijrnity and ri'Vi'ri'iU'i' to which it is 
I'Utith'd as till" I'liihli'iii of all tliosi* principles of lihcrty 
and justiiM' upon which our (tovcrnrncnt is founded. 



A Call to Arms 

"PRACTICAL METHOD OF INCREASING 
THE FOOD PRODUCTION OF CALIFORNIA 

Thi.s is th«' first call that the ('handier of Commerce 
has made upon you. 

The meeting' of the California Development Hoard 
will he held in Stockton, to-morrow, April 27tli. 

The S. S. *'F. C. Walker'*, of the California Navijra 
tion & Improvement Company, will have WashiiiK'ton 
Street wharf at «;:(H» p. m.. to-nijrlit, Thursday. April 
2<Jth: arrivinj; at Stockton 7:(M( a. m.. Friday ; leaving 
Stockton at H-.iH) p. ni., arrivinjr at San Francisco 7:0(1 
a. m.. Satunlay, April 2Hth. 

Round trip includinf? fare, .state-room and dinner 
jroinjf and eimiinjr. hy lioat, will amount to *.").(m> This 
includes state-room with sinjrie hertli. If two parties 
o<'cupy a douhle state-room, the price will In ."M.(K» 
round trip. 

The present world-wide food shortage is a matter 
that concerns everyone, more especially the wholesale 
and manufacturing interests of .San Francisco. Ilow 
California can assist in this matter will he thorouuhlv 
discu.ssed at the Stockton meeting. 



RECRUITING FOR CALIFORNIA COAST 

ARTILLERY CORPS STATIONED AT 

SAN FRANCISCO 

liy (leiieral John A. Koster 

Cliainiian .Military AlVairs Committee of 

San Franei.seo Chamher of Commerce 

San Francisco has ten compatiies of Coast Artillery 
Militia which will prohahly he called into the Federal 
service at no very distant date. These companies now 
average ahout (•■'> men each, which is their minimum 
peace strcii^rth. In order to he of cfTicicnt assistance 
to the Federal ( ioveniiiient , it is necessary that these 
roiii|tanies he recruited to their full present authori/.ctl 
strcn^'th of 1<i!l men each, an increase of ahout 4(NI 
men for the ten companies. Orders have just heen 
issued to discliar(;e from this Corps all men havin^r 
dependents who look to them for their siiltstaiitial sup- 
port, and such vacancies as may he created hy these 
discharj;es must also he filled. The Corps has heen 
and is still actively cn^a^'cil in recruiting', and for the 
honor of San Francisco these efforts should receive the 
hearty support of our citizens. Only men who are 
without dependents in the sense ahove referred to are 
wanted for enlistment. The recruitinjf of this Corps to 
its authori/ed strciiffth affords San Francisco her o|>por-. 
unity "to do her hit" in a militjiry way. as the ten 
companies of the Corps stationed here arc essentially 
a Sati Francisco orjrani/ation. What the Corps needs 
is more men and the citi/cns of San Franei.seo should 
help the Corps to t;ct them. Men can enlist at the Arm- 
ory. 14tli and Mission Streets, in this city, or at tin- 
various recruitinjr stations now maintained in the 
downtown section. 

HOW TO SHOW RESPECT TO OUR NATIONAL 
ANTHEM 

It is hecornin^; ciistonijirv (iiiriiitr this war time to 
play our National Antliem. 'The Star Spanjrled Man- 
ner." on many occasions and on those occasions the 
audience |)resent arises as a mark of res|)ect. I'nfor- 
tiinately too many in the audience fre(|uenfly seem to 
feel that pro|»er respect is shown hy merely heing on 
their feet. This is not true. 

When our National Anthem is played it is not the 
time to put on an ovcri'oat. converse, look around at 
others in the amlience. move ahout. put on a hat or 
smoke a cipar. If the audience desires to show the 
pro|)er and rcjriilatioii respect to our National Anthem, 
it is not only sufficient to stand, hut it is necessary to 
stand facing the music and to stand in silence. Hands 
should not he in pockets or a cijrar in the mouth. If out 
of doors, a man's hat should he held ajrainst the left 
shoulder, or if the weather is inclement, the hat should 
he sliffhtly raised from the head. Patriotic citi/ens will 
show the pro|»er respect to our .National Anthem, once 

(hey know what is eX|>ected of thi'lU. 



YOUR CERTIFICATE 

.Mciidiers who have the old iirtilicatc of the Cham- 
her of Commerce of San Francisco are advised that 
these are not properly a certificate of the {>re.sent 
Chamher of Commerce. These can he I'xchanjrcd for 
the new certificates, which read: "SAN FHANCISCO 
CIIA.MHKH OF COM.MKKCK." 



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San Franri»co Chamber of Commerce Activitie* 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If you are interested wiiie to 1 uicik" Trade Depart- 
merit oi the Chamber of Conrvcivc giving number 



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OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESENTATION IN 
RUSSIA AND JAPAN 
.1. «;. NVi'kHhr. r_'«'l Itii.lijiiian Strr.t Ii-hvi-h for tin- 
nri«>iit on Mny *MU. l\*' Uhh hiM-n Kclliiiu Ku.HMiiin ^imhIs 
in Japan and China and JapanoMc phkU in Kti.vsin for 
('ifrht<>«'n vi^ant and undcrstiinds th«> HiiKsian. Japan<>Ht> 
and ('hini>H«> lahtfiiatri'^. II*' will Io«-Ht«- in Japan Hn<l 
tri««h>>H to ri'pr«*H.'nt firms <|rsiron.s uf Ki-llin^ dry j;in>ds. 
■ r antl stHti«»n«'ry. Th«)sr inl<*n*Ht<Ml 
witli liiin dirrrt. 

OPPORTUNITY FOR RAIL MANUFACTURERS 
AND EXPERT ENGINEER 

Thi* Ktin-iirii Irmlf l)iji)iriiin-iii Ims « rr<|u«*H| from 
the ConKid (iinfral of Kniador. Mil Cnlifomia Strn-t. 
for prirt'H on rail.s of Iwst tpiality wri^hinj* fift«'«*n. 
t\vi*nty ami twenty srvrn and a half pounds prr mft<T 
di*liv*r«'d ill port of (Siiayaipiil. KiMiador. (^notations 
to !»•• Htrady a,s ponsihlr. 

Thr ConMid firm-ral also wislios to «-nt;a(ro an oxp<'rt 
to siirvpy thf Hay of Pailon. Kmarlor. to makr ol» 

!MTvation>i to a.HDTtain tlm work n .sMary to rnahh- 

larfrr Htrainrr* to mtrr tin* iiuuT harhor. 

Both of aKovi' an' on hrhalf «»f tin* (}ov«'rnm«'nt of 
Kt'iiador and thoM«^ inti*n-sti-d should communicate 
din-ct with and furnish full partii-ulars to the Consul 
fJenpral. 



POR THOSE INTERESTED IN ASIATIC RUSSIA 
Tin- Korfi(»ii i'nulf I »• |>;irliin-iil is itirnnin-ii liv Mr 
Horis Mailovich of 14?> California Strci-t '« Russian 
that h" r of Russian n- 

and KiiL' '•<! in solicitinfr u 

trade to ifi-i loui-tlirr Hini insi-rt a notirr in scvi-ral liiis- 
sian newspapers in Russia. An Kastcrn ortratii/ation did 
thin and furnished the names and addresses of some 
fifty firni.H with their particidar lines the cost amount- 
inft to ahoiit one drdtar eai-h per inw^rtion. Mr. Mailo- 
vich is confidi>nt that firni.s takinif advantaffc of this 
MutTifestion Would receive many orders and he would 
translate for a nominal fee. It is HUf^frcHted thoae 
interested take the matter up direct with a view to 
forming such a cluh advertisement. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

liiiliitlt StcMitirr St-halot' uiiicii nriiM-d iicrc hiMt 
week from Liverpool hrouKht a general oarf^o, a 
irreat part of which waa discharifcd at Panama. 

On April 17th tin* House Naval Committee rep«»rted 
the hill aulliori/iiitr the (iovcrnment to take over any 
or all v«>hhc1m huildin^ or in commission. If owners 
ohject to purchase price fixed hy the i;ovcrnment 
they may accept TK) per cent and sue for the halance 

Steamer Fah-on owned l»y the ('has. Nelson Cti. 
iind huilt in Seattle. ]WH, was sold last week to W. 
R. (Jrace & Co.. price said to liav.- hcen ♦r>(Mi.<MM» (HI. 
(ierman S<>hooncr Atlas which has hcen interned in 
this |)ort. waa aold hy U. S. Marshal to E. K. Dimond 
for !!C».(H>0. 

The Steam Schooner Hornet. 4(>2 tons, has I n 

sohl by Fret! Lindcrnutn of this city to C. C. Mentrd 
& Hro, Co. of Louisville. Ky. f<»r sKK.'i.OOO. She was 
huilt anrl operated in the coast liimhcr trade until a 
year ajr". when chartered out. Another local vessel 
recently sohl was the Schooner Ludlow. CA'-i tons net. 
She was purchase<I hy the (Julf Trading Co. of M<»hile. 
Ala. from the racific Freitrhti-rs Co. 

Otto Jidstrup. resident af^cnt for the Fast Asiatic 
Co.. has notified the Marine Department of the Cham- 
her <»f Commerce, of the fact, that additional ports of 
call for the Oriental fleet of their line will he in- 
augurated. Sintrapore aixl Hanirkok have hcen added 
to the previous siTvice (fiv<>n to K«)he. Yokohama. 
Shani;liai and Ilontrkonfr. 

Standard Oil Steamer Titfcr was launched at the 
I'nion lr«»n Works on .\pril 21st. This new vessel is 
\]{) fri'X lontr, r»(» fi'it heaiM and 41 feet depth of hold, 
will have a carrvin(r eHpa«'ity of lO.(MK) tons and will 
he e<|uip|><-'1 uitli |ri(il.. ••xpaDiiion 'iii/iiii.v i1..\ ..lM|iii|i' 
.1.400 II. I' 

CHINA COMMERCE CLUB OF CALIFORNIA 

The China Coniincrce Cluh of California lias now 
received enouffh pledges to (;uarantcc its succeHS. 
Those interested in commerce with Chitui. those who 
desire to sec San PVancisco ma«le TIIK gateway to 
China and the Orient and those ititerested in the con- 
tinued progress of this <'ity rcpardless of whether they 
enpa^e in foreipn cninnwn'c or not are nrffed to join 
this T'luh. Full infornuition will he fiirnishe<l upon 
a|)plication to the Foreij^n Trade Department of this 
< 'hamher. 



OPPORTUNITY TO PROCURE SOME MEXICAN 
GARBANZO BEANS 
The Foreign Tiatl* !)• |>ai liii< nl is advised hy the 
Monler Trading Com|)any of No^ales. Ariz<»na. they 
have arranfred to handle a lartfe proportion of the 
Yarpii River Valley (S<»n<ira. Mexico) trarhan/o hean 
ero|>. The (rarhan/o hefnns to move late in May and 
the Border Tradinp: Company claim to he in position 
to contract fj>r ten thousand sacks of 100 kilos each. 
All interested shoidd communicate direct at once as 
prices are very apt to advance. 






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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 








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The motto of tin- San Francisco (Commercial Chili 
IS "'For till' (lood of our City." The past years have 
shown that the Cliih is faithful to its Motto. l'«)sse.ss- 
inp today a strong; or^aiii/atioii and exereisinf? a pro- 
found infhh-nre upon th** eonununity. it should he still 
fiirther strenjrthened. With that end in view the Cluh 
now i)ro[»os«'s to enlar^je its inemhership, thus strength- 
ening; its influence. Its memhership comprises many 
of the leaders in the husiness and professional life of 
our City. Its daily luncheon has hecome the huh of 
many husiness organizations that make use of its |)ri- 
vatc dining rooms as tln-ir meeting place, and from 
such gatherings eminate many of the things that con- 
trihute to the city's progress. 

I'rohlems that se«'m vexatitius and ins\irmnuiital)le 
are often easily disposed of when the memhcrs of any 
trade organization or husiness interest sit around the 
tahle at iun<*heon; the good fellowship thus created 
disposes of many a knotty prohlem and hrings parties 
together who would otherwise, for competitive reasons, 
he far apart. Tin- ("lull's fjuartcrs in the Merchants 
Kxchange Building arc spacious and handsome; hcing 
situated in the center of the commercial and whole- 
sale district they offer to San Francisco husiness 
or professional men facilities in a far greater degree 
than any other like organization. 

During the month of May a campaign will he 
started to bring the Club's membership up to its limit 
of 2,()(X); when that n\imber is reached the roll will be 
closed and a waiting list established. 

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER JOIN NOW 

Vou will get full value for your memliership iiive.st- 
Tuent and also be "doing your l)it" for "The (Jood r»f 
' Mir City". 



The San Krancis«'o C()mmercial Club exercises a 
function that is essential to the best interests of San 
Franeiseo. It is promoted by the same forces that 
work for the development of the industrial and com- 
mercial life of San Franeiseo as exi>res.s<'d in the San 
Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of 
Commerce cooperates in the elos«'st possible way with 
the Commercial Club, and the social features of the 
latter and the activities of the former admirably co- 
alesce for the same purpose. The Commercial Club 
offers the necessary features for business men to get 
together at luncheon time, t<» entertain distinguished 
visitors and to discuss more or less informally matters 
of commercial and community interest. The Cham- 
ber of Commerce is the organization which expresses 
and makes effective the re.s(»Ived views and interest 
of the business community. This coordination of in- 
formal commercial discus.sion on the part of the Club 
and the active work of the Chamber through its many 
bureaus is highly gratifying. As organized at the 
present time, there is no overlapping or dii|)lieation of 
effort on the part of either organization. 

It is hoped that the effort to bring the ("lull's mem- 
bership up to its limit of two thousand will meet with 
enthusiastic sueccss. 



S-£-^^^ 




President. 
San Francisco Commercial Club 




President, 
.^san l-'rancisco I'liamber of Commerce. 



San Franci»co Chjunbcr of Cunuucrcr Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO rCHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Entered u »econd-clMs matter January 7. 1915. at the Pott 

Office at S«n Francisco. C«hforma. under 

Um act of March 3. 1879. 

Sabtcriplion Price Fifty Ccnt» prr Vrar. 

PublUhed weekly by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 

Mrrchantt Exchange Buildinf. 465 California St . 

San FraiKisca 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE 
Till' ( hantic.H Kii.l ('uimiiitto-, df.sins tti 

r«M fn fhf attention ..i - s. thf immmI of iiuiuirini; 

' '<> thi' ntiiiKToiis n|i|»onU now ln'in(f made 

f' 'lotjH on lifhalf of many olijootK that are prc- 

mattirr. ill aciviM>i) ami n.'«'<ll««H.s. particularly at rucIj 
a oritiral time an tli«> |>r('M«>nt. 

In the ronHor^ation of the rewotin'OH of the eoiintry. 

it is jiwt AS nefejwary to fons«'rvf tlw (;ivii)|? powrr 

for charitable purpoHes of tliis community as it is to 

rvv and multiply our footi (^rowini; and food 

. iV. 

The Charitahlc Institutions of this city will ihtuht- 
le«« he called Upon to meet an increased demand for 
relief, and thix committe«> desires to impresK a.s em- 
phatically a« it can on our memhcrs, that any contri- 
hution they may Im' solicited for, or <lcsirc to nuikc, 
he made to an institution pivinp relief to the i>oor 
and ne«tly. and to refuse altsojutcly to eontrihuto to 
or consider any solicitation made for an object that 
is trivial, frivolous, and ncfdlcss. 

I'se the various forms supplied (gratis by this Tom- 
mitten. If you have not sent in for the forms do so. 

r»e the Charities Hnditrscment Committee Informa- 
tion Bureau. Kenrny 112. which is at your <lisposal. 



Special Train to CHico 

The Thini AiiniKii lUitt- « oimty Spriii).: Iv\j>«>siiiun, 
which will be h"!d in Chico. May 21st to 2r)th. will bo 
attendi-tl by • ^ m Francisco business men who 

will avail tli- of the special train, which the 

Chamber of Commerce will run upon this occasion. 
May 2'ird is San Francisco Day and the Chamber's 
special train will leave San Francisco 8:20 p. m., 
Monday, the 21st and returninff will leave Chico 11:15 
p. m. Wednesday the 2*ird. nrrivinp in San Francisco 
Thursday morninp at 7 :W. 

The fare will b- ni>T>roximately ♦12.00. including; 
I'ullman berths ar for Compartment (for one^. 

If tw« fMipv ■ ;>,Mrtiii<-nt \ho fare will be 

*17.<«' 



Please reserve 


one 


round 


trip ticket 


(fare 


and 


berths to Chico. 
herewith. 


Ma> 


21st. 


Cheek for 










The actual • 




will 


t»e pro ratci 


1 and 


will 


depend upon t ' 




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people attending 


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excursion. 













.May 24. l!»17. a( 1«»:<K» u. m.. by |).-p.»t (^uart. r 
master. Seattle. Wash., hu\s will be opened for ftirnisb- 
in^ caiuied fish, flour, canned tomatoes, coffee, prunes. 
eva|H>rated milk, sugar, butter, sirup, salt, butter, 
canned apples. bakiiiK p«»wder. beans, beef, brushes, 
eabbajfe. cards, cheese. ei(fam. coeoa. crackers, ham. 
oatmeal, canned peaches, pears, sardines, sausage, 
spinach, tobacco, etc. 

May 7. 1!»17. at 10:(M) a. m.. by Depot <^narter- 
master. Fort Ma.soti. San Francisco. California, bids 
will be t>pcned for furnis|iiii(; packini; boxes. (Fi»r 
su«h lumber as the market affords.) 

May 15. 1917. at 10:00 a. m., by Depot (Quarter 
ntaster. Fort Mason. San Francisco. Cal. bifls will be 
opened for the furnishing of miseellaiicous supplies 
such as boilers, bowls. c<»llanders. pans, strainers, bit 
blades, boards, bolts, books, brushes, clips, clocks, 
cloths, cups, dippers, ellutws. eyelets, fasteners. <iil. 
paint, pipe, sercws. s|irinps. taps, tubes, varnish, waste, 
wire, wrenches, etc. 

May 15, IDIT, at 11:00 a. m. by Alaskan Kupineer. 
inp Commission, room 422. Hell Street Terminal. Scat- 
tb". Wash., bids will be openc<l for the furnishint; <»f 
mi.scellaneous articles of hardware such as crowbars. 
irrindst(»ncs. etc. 

May 14, 1!M7. at 11:00 «. m.. by Alaskan Knifineer 
iuff Commission, Room 422, Hell Street Terminal, 
Seattle. Wash., bids will be opened for the furnishing 
of miscellaneous articles of hardware such as Manila 
rojii' binnriifrs and parts, efe. 

OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 

April ;{(». I!n7. 

Legislation providing for (lovernment control of 
food will soon be enacted by Congress. There is in- 
creasing pressure for drastic suppression of painbliiip 
in focMlstuffs. Prices arc higher in Cnitcd States than 
in Kngland or France and people are demanding to 
know why. Hills have been introdtieed giving Secre- 
tary of Agriculture large powers over proiltiction and 
it is proposed to a<lvance loans to tenants seetired l».v 
their crops as is done now by beet sugar companies in 
Calif(»rnia and elsewhere. 

Taxation bills are also being perfected. There is 
rising opposition to some features of new tux plans 
but gencrall.v speaking they are satisfactory. Just 
how much money shall be raised by taxation and how 
much debt shall be pas.sed along to the next generation 
is a question that will be threshed out. Disposition of 
administration is to tax heavy present generation ami 
this will cause much debate. 

Marshall .I(»ffre f«»rmcrly Premier Halfour. an«l 
other members of French and Hritish Commission 
have been tirgcntly re(|uested to visit San Francisco 
while in this country but they cannot find time. They 
will go as far west as Chicago. 

War department is delighted with splendid enlist- 
ment showing at San Francisco and with patriot! • 
spirit of coast generally. 

Representative .Julius Kahn has made a national r*- 
putation by his leadership of Conscription Hill. His 
nanie is in every Eastern newspaper and his eolleag>ics 
ill Hoiise and Senate have sh<>wered praises upon him. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 



GENERAL RATE ADVANCE HEARINGS 

I he Traffic Hurcaii is in recoipt of a wire from Mr. 
.\iiimi. who is in New York, statiiiK that th<' lu-arinj^ 
on carri«rs' applicatimi for 15% advance will hcfjin 
May 7th ami will prohahly consume that week. Ap- 
plications for like advances are to be file*! immediately 
in all states. That means that the carriers will tile 
applications before all of the Stat«' (.'ommissions f«)r 
permission to make 15% advances in all state tariffs. 
Shippers' cases on interstate tariffs and cross examina- 
tion of the carriers will begin May 2.{r(l. 



The Sunthern Pacific ('Mmpany has published on page 
284 of Trans-('«»ntincntal Kast Mound Tariff No. MM 
export commodity rates on l>arley. beans, canned goods, 
dried fruit, to Algiers, Gretna, New Orleans, lV>rt Chal- 
niett and NVestwego, La., Galveston, Tort Holivar and 
Texas City, Tex., the same rates that apply to New 
York via the Sunset Gulf Houte. This applies to ship- 
ments consigned to destinatiotjs in Kurope, Mexico, 
Cuba, Porto Kico, West Indies. I'aiumui and Central and 
South America. The rates become effective May 28th 
and are published with the idea of relicvinir some of 
the congestion at the port of New York. 



CHANGES IN TRANSCONTINENTAL RATES 

The TrafTif Bureau lias rrceivcd a copy of Kasl 
Hound Trans-Continental Tariff .■{-.M, just pulilished. 
The rates on the following commodities are to be 
advanced, etfcftivr Mav liSth: 



Pickles 

Tabic Sauce- 

Vinegar 

Rrcis and Spools for Cable 

or Wire 
Syrup 

Hooks and Calendars 
Certain kinds of Clothing 
Desiccated Cocoanut 
Harness Dressing 
Shoe Blacking 
Drugs and .Medicines 
(ilass Insulators 
Metal Taper Towel Holders 
.Mustard Flour 



I'apcr of various kinds 
Printer's Roller Composition 

lold scrap) 
Rubber Belting 
Hose and Packing 
Cotton or Leathec Belting 
l-"ur Seal Skins 
Soap. Soap Chips, etc. 
Spices 

.Straw Braid 
Turpentine 
Twine and Cor<lagc 
\'anilla and Tonka Beans 
W halebone 
Woods of Value 



The miniminii carload weight on green coffi-*', glue 
and glass insulators has been advanced from 'M).C\(H) 
lbs. to 4(1.000 lbs. 

Both advances and reductions are shown in the 
ela.vs rate arbitraries which are used in making cla.ss 
rates t(» points in ea.stern Canada. 

Rciluetions are shown in the rates on the following 
commodities: 



Chocolate 

Cocoa 

Cocoa Butter 

Cocoanut Butter 

Clothing of different kinds 

Drugs and Medicines 

Mustard Flour 

Copper 



Manganese Ore 
Barley 
Glue Stock 
Canned Goods 
Dried Fruit 
Beans 

Tomato Pulp 
Tallow Oil 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



The tariff may be examined at the Traffic Htireati 
for ftirther detail, or thi.s may be .secured by phone 
or letter. 



26J. .\ 301111K mail. J.i yi.ii> oiil. ii.i\ m^ ev.iuue ai>iiuy, 
4 years experience in adverlisiiiK and salehinan^lnp lines, 
wihlies to connect with a substantial lirni al.mj; similar 
lines. Can furnish automobile if necessary. 

270. An executive, who is also a fully qualilied account- 
ant and bookkeeper of some 13 years experience wishes 
position of trust and responsibility with some lirm reipiiring 
such services. Salary secondary consideration. 

271. Single young man of 25 wishes executive position 
with a bank or shipping and conunission firm. Has had 
lour years banking experience and can furnish good 
references. 

272. .\n aclvertising man of ten years experience with 
national advertising agencies and companies in the east 
wishes a position along >imilar lines with a local lirm 

273. .\ young iiian. 35 years of age. wishes executive 
position with machinery lirm. Is capable of taking full 
charge of pay-roll, aixliting and general ledger work Will- 
ing to furnish bond. .\lso to go to small country town, 
if a good opportunity ofTcrs. 

W-274. A clever poster artist and fashion illustrator, 
22 years of age, having recently completed a four year 
course at the .San Francisco Institute of .\rt. wishes a 
position with opportunities for advancement. .Salary sec- 
ondary consideration to practical experience. Willing to 
go anywhere. 

275. Position wanted by a young niarried man as 
general operating manager or expert manufacturing cost 
accountant with a growing manufacturing establishment. 

276. A Spanish young man. having executive ability, 
familiar with imi)ort and export business seeks part time 
employment. Excellent opportunity for a firm building up 
Latin .\merican trade. Best of references furnished. 

277. .American, aged 33, single, wishes executive position. 
is cx|)erienccd draughtsman, .salesman and stenograiiher, 
with some bookkeeping experience also. Wishes to connect 
with a manufacturing, engineering or commercial concern. 
Good references. 

278. A sales manager, with ten years experience in 
(iitTiTent lines, wishes a position. Is 26 years old. married, 
and speaks and writes French. Moderate salary accepted, 
if there arc opportunities for advancement. 

280. Freight traffic man, several years railroad and com- 
iiicnial experience in San I'V.incisco in traffic and auditing, 
age 3.^. married: desires position with any good commercial 
Iiouse 

A-281. Wanted partner — I have just secured agency to 
sell line of machinery pro<luct for one «)f the largest manu- 
facturers in the east. Have spent money and time securing 
this agency and learn that I cannot handle it alone. It is a 
fine proposition for a live wire partner who must have at 
least $500. on hand 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-279. .\ local iron and steel company want a young 
man stenographer and bookkeeper, from 20 to 2.'> years of 
age. Some collecting to be done also Good opportunities 
for advancement for an encrifelic. ambitioun young man. 

COMMANDEERING AMERICAN SHIPS 
Tlicrc liriiiL: a niiiior that tln' < io\ eriiiii<'iit w.is ;ih«)ut 
to commandeer American vessels the foreign tra<ie de- 
jiartmeiit si-nf the following teletrram to the National 
Chamber : 

"Is government procuring list Aimrican ships for 
po.ssible comnuindeering for use transporting supplies 
to Kuro|)e and can you learn whether it is contemplated 
to commandeer stich vessels regardless of their being 
tirgcntly needed in the routes they now serve that is, 
will consideration be given to loss which might restdt 
in their withdrawal from present service." 

To which llir- following rt-ply has been received: 
'Tnderstand that consideration mentioned in your 
night btter twenty fifth will be carefully weighed by 
Government in making any decision," 



SM 



San Francisco Chamber of Coiunierce Activities 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

l! y u a:c ii'.'.t! Ci'.c-i A:;tc tu lu:cj,;n IiaJc Depart- 
meni o( ih« Chamber o( Commerce (ivmg number. 



I47i. I 
munii-alr 



lu CKin 
' llat and 

«»oiil<l like to get in 



•nd prcterred iron* with a view 



i4:( 

c\cr> 
atv>\r Mtt 
loKue on 



firm r 

to |;r| 



..f 

ui 

itjoiii. Cala- 

11. ii iikr <•> communicate 
t he interested in securinK 



a') party wishes to communicate 
■^ „ dealers in sporting gouds <>( all 

Wiruit 

H79. San Franciscn (Ca!> organization, on behalf of 
' V of wire good"* of all 

uiinicaie with importers nf 

^•iO. Ha%-«fia (Cuba) organization, on behalf of one of 
wishes to communiiate with produce exporters, 
) 

licago (III.) firm would like to communicate with 
'>f Philippine and Japanese basket ware of every 

14«-.' firm, established for 20 years and 

«i!' . Bordeaux and M.ir>ril1p";. wish to 

1 wi(h rxporiers of timber of all 'icultural 

I mineral oil. chemicals and |>: u-s. who 

nuj{ht lu interested in representation in Iraiicc. References. 



REPORT BRITISH WERE TO COMMANDEER ALL 
BRITISH SHIPS 

Thf pn-Hs have r»*port«'cl tho liritisli (invrrnmi'iit \vh.s 
about to roiii!iuiii(I<*or all British vt'ssr-ls to carr>* siip- 
]A'u's to Ktiro|M». Th«* forfipti trade dopartmont wired 
tho National t'hamhor as follows: 

**R«'port»d Itritish (J«>v«'rnin«'nt conunandpored all 
British vivsils. Is this corrrct. wlirn oflTortivo and will 
it withdraw Itritish vessels from this Coast T" 

To which a reply eaine reading: 

"Tnahli- to eontirm report iiu-ntioned your telegram. 
Inquiry British Kinhas.Hy and State Depart nient de- 
velopH information that retfiilation British vessels hy 
«M»v«'mnient authorities estahlished last fall still 
eontiniies but no indieation that rejrtdations have he- 
eome more stringent or that vessels will be withdrawn 
from Paeifie Coast. Will advise if situation ehanges. " 



FOR INCREASING TRADE IN ORIENT 

The for<lUii trJui'- <!• part iiniit i^ ;ii|\i>.<<l I'V a lari-'f 
loeal firm that one of their representatives who has 
iK'en doing business with the Orient for fifteen years 
is alwut to leave and will visit Japan. China. Man- 
rhnria. Java. Siam. India. Siberia, Straits Settlemeift.s. 

ete. 

GET IN TOUCH WITH CONDITIONS IN CHINA 

Tlu tof iw'ii tra<i« li.pjultiM lit Is a«i\i><<l that Mr. 
S. F. I>enby who was eonneeted with the Chinese 
♦ 'Tistoms fi»r fifteen years and speaks the Chinese lan- 
j .;:•' fluently wishes to diseuss with merehants and 
rurers tho possibility of placing their goods 
with a view to representing them in that 
fount ry. 

It is suggested thai those interested communicate with 
Mr. Denby direct at the Hotel Paisley. 412 Oeary St.. 
wher*' h.' is stopping for the present. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

•^•'^"■'■'' '■ i\'<l at tills <itj>arliii'iit Iruiii Wa.siiiin:- 

ton ItiMt week stated that tin- (ioverninent war risk iii- 
Nuranee rate (Ui ships and eargiMS from the I'nited 
States ti) Kurope was a<lvane«d fmin A per cent to 5 
per ernt. in keeping with the reemt advance made in 
Imreaus of other g<»vernnu'nts. 

The American Six Masted Schooner Wyoming. IJ.O.'UJ 
net tons, the largest vessi-l of her clam in the world. 
was sold recently f<ir .t:i(H),(HKi to the France & Canadian 
S. S. Co. Ifiiilt at Bath eight years ago at cost of 
!)t 180,000. 

The hull (»f the lu-w Steamer Johanna Smith, 
launched at Coos Bay on April 7th for the C, A. Smith 
LiMulier Co. of this eity, arrived here last week to have 
machinery installed. 

Steamer Florence Olson, owiu'd and operated by 
Oliver J. Olson, had a successful trial trip on tho bav 
April 29th. 

Barkeiitine Planter. 4MS tons register which has been 
in this port since April 24, 1!M)7 was sob! last w»"V »<• 
W. S. Sicantmell & Co., terms private. 

The Japanese fn-ighter Ide Maru. consigned to the 
Toyo Kiscn Kaisha brought cargo of r»..'i(K) tons for 
San Francisco. Beans to amount of 21,2811 bags, rice 
12,22.') nuits, 12,:i}>4 bags assorted nuts. 1.815 bags, 
seeds, aiul various Oriental prmiticts nuide up the 
freight list. 

On her maiden voyage across the Pacific, the Steamer 
Ayaha Maru, arrived here April 21st from Kobe with 
S,tm tons general merchandise to .Mitsui & Co. On 
return voyage the steamer will carry full cargo of 
steel for S'okohama and Kobe. 



Notice of Ann\ial Electiori 

Niitii-i- is ln-reby givi-n to all lirjiular .Mt-iiilHrs tliat 
the Annual Flection for Directors of the San Fran- 
ci.sco Chamber of Commerce will be held 

Next Tuesday, May 8, 1917 

111 tli<' 
Exchange Hall, Ground Floor 
Merchants Exchange Building. 

The polls will be open from \0M0 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. 
All Regtilar Members (Classes "A"' and "B") are 
rcfjuested to cast their ballots which can be procured 
at the polls. 

(Signed) L. M. King. 

Secretary. 

CANDIDATES FOR DIRECTORS 



Geo. C. Boardman 
M. J. Brandenstein 
A. C. Diericx 
A. T. DeForest 
F. Dohrmann. Jr. 
J. J. Fagan 
A. P. Giannini 
T. A. Graham 
J. R. Hanify 
K. R. Kingsbury 
F. J. Koster 



Robert Newton Lynch 
Adolph Mack 
Seward B. McNear 
Fred S. Moody 
Atholl McBean 
Grover Magnin 
Constant Meese 
W. T. Smith 
Frank I. Turner 
R. Volmer 











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CHICO, MAY TWENTY-SECOND 

BUTTE COUNTY ANNUAL SPRING EXPOSITION 



This is tli«> Second call that has hirn made upon 
you this year to participate in a ChanilxT of Com- 
mpri'f I'xciirsion as a representative of San Franeiseo. 
You have signed u[> to answer five of these calls dur- 
inp the year 1017. 

TUESDAY. MAY 22nd, has heen d.siunated as 
**S;in l''i;iiiris.u l);i> " at the Butte County Ex|)osition. 
This Kx|»osition ranks second only to the State Fair 
in the number and size of the exinhits, as well as its 
importanee to the agricultural and hortieuitural in- 
terests of the state. 

The C'hamher of rommeree has aproed to send a 
larjfe <l«'legation. Other eoinriiunities, namely, Oak- 
land. Sacram«'nto and m-arhy towns. parti<'ipate each 
year in larpe numbers. 

The officials of the Chamlx-r of Tommeree are par- 
ticularly desirous of sending a larpe representative 
delegation on this occasion as much depends upon the 
way in which San Francisco meets the rcfpiest of the 
Sacramento Valley representatives. 

A special train has bcj-n chartered for your con- 
venience. The itinerary is as follows: 

Leave S. F. Monday. May 21st. S. P. pVrrv Depot 

8:20 p. m. " " 

Arrive Chieo before breakfast. Tuesday, May 22nd. 
Leave Chico. Tues<lay. May 22nd, 11:28 p. m. 

Arrive S. F. Ferry Depot, Wednesday. May 2.'ird. 
7:30 a. m. ' . " ' 

The appoxinuit«' cost including round trip fare and 
lower berth will be $12.00. Special rates have been 
secured by chartering the special train. The exact 
cost will be pro rated according to the number par- 
ticipating. ('om|»artments may be had at an approxi- 
mate cost of .*22.0() if occupied by one person, and 
$17.(M) if occupied by two. 

Please designate your representative on the f<ill(»w- 
ing form and mail to Chamber. 



ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT READY 

The Sixth Aiiiiii;il Stat ist ie;il Ke|...it >>[ the San 
Francisco Chamber of Commerce is now ready for 
distril)ution, and will be nuiiled to members upon ap- 
I)lication. This report, which contains the commercial 
statistics of San Francisco, is in demand by the large 
indjistrial and banking firms of the country, consular 
and comnu'rcial agents of all countries, libraries and 
statisticians. 

STOCKTON MEETING A SUCCESS 

A large (lelegatitiM Iroiii the ( haiiiher mI Commerce 
attended the very successful meeting of the California 
Develo|)ment Hoard held at Stockton. April 27th. The 
question of the food production of California, was one 
of the principal subjects discussed, at which Professor 
W. T. Clark, I'niversity of California, F. Dohrmann, 
Jr.. San Franci.sco Advisory Committee on the Ptirchase 
of Army Supplies, and D. (). Lively were some of the 
speakers. The delegates were entcrtaine<l at an inform- 
al Smoker by the Stockton Chamber of Conuneree, and 
given a steamer trip through the San Joaquin Delta. 
The trip was made by steamer from San Francisco and 
all arrangenjcnts were made for the comfort and <'ntcr- 
fainment of the members, who had a lhor<tughly good 
time. 



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May 


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San Franci»co Ch«mb«r of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Exttrrcxl as second-claBs matter January 7. 1915. at the Post 

Offic* at San Francisco, California, under 

the act of March J. 1879. 

Subscr: ("cut* per Year. 

> by the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMHER OF COMMERCE. 

Mrrchantu K»rhanRc Ruilding, 465 California St . 

San Francisco. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



NEW DIRECTORS 

The folluwiiiK Diroctuni of the San Fnuicisco 

Chnmber of (*oinnuT»-«'. for the enstiiug year, were 

elected at the Annual Kleetion heiti Tuesday, Mav 
Sth: 

Geo. C. Board man 

M. J. Brandenstein 

A. C. Diericx 

A. T. De Forest 

F. Dohrmann. Jr. 

Jas. J. Fagan 

A. P. Giannini 

Thos. A. Graham 

J. R. Hanify 

K. R. Kingsbury 

F. J. Koster 

Robert Newton Lynch. 

Adolph Mack 

Seward B. McNear 

Fred S. Moody 

Atholl McBean 

Grover Magmn 

Constant Mcf^c 

W. T. Smith 

Frank I. Turner 

R. Volmer 



Boardman Bros. & Co. 

Pres. M. J. Brandenstein 4 Co. 

Matson Navigation Co. 

Vice- Pre*. U. S. Steel Products Co. 

Nathan Dohrmann Co. 

Crocker National Bank 

Bank of Italy 

Southern Pacific Co. 

J. R. Hanify & Co. 

Standard Oil Co. 

California Barrel Co. 

Chamber of Commerce 

Imperial Oil Co. 

Sperry Flour Co. 

Moody Estate Co. 

Gladding-McBean & Co. 

I. Magnin & Co. 

Meese & Gottfried Co. 

Pres. Pacific Hdw. & Steel Co. 

Pres. Hastings Clothing Co. 

Volmer & Perry 



THE CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE 

Reading Matter for the Red Cross 

The attention of mernhers in ealied to a re«nie8t 
made by the Anieriean National Red ('ro.s«. that 
hooks. ma(;a/ineH. playing eanls and ptnus for dis- 
tribution aiiinnt; tin- soldit-rs antl .sailors of the 
Iiiitcd .Stall's on duty at home and abroad, he sent 
to the head<|uarters of tin- H»'<1 Cross Ma^razine Com- 
mittee. 27H Post str«'rt. An immediate n-sponse to 
the above will he jrreatly appreciated hy the Com- 
tii If t .•I- III ( 'linrife. 

Wamin^f 

This Committee again desires to impress on mem- 
bers, the necessity of making; a elose and searching 
in<|uiry into all re«jiiests for donations that may he 
made of th«m at the pre.si-nt time. 

The ChariticH Kndorsrment Committee Informa- 
tion Bureau is at the service of the membership. 
Kearny 112. 

The different forms supplied by the Committee for 
the use of the membership %vill head off much of the 
unworthy solicitation, and will be sent to any mem- 
ber* making request for same. 



May M. 1!M7. at 11:0() o'clock a. m., by Depot 
Quartermaster, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Cal., bids 
will be opened for the furnishing of fresh Irish 
potatoes and onions. 

May 14. 1!»17. at 11:00 o'clock a. m.. iiy Depot 
(^narti-nnaster. Fort .Mason, San Francisco. Calif.. 
Iti«ls will be oi" >>' ■! ♦"..•• the furnishing of brown 
laundry soap. 

May 17. 1917. at li);(!() oVl«)ck a. u\. by Depot 
C^uartennaster. Fort Mason, San Francisco. Cal.. bids 
will be open for the furnishing of miscellaneous su|> 
plies su<'h as shears, lanterns, stools, canvas, paint, 
breeehings, handles, garden hoes, drawing ink, etc. 

May 18. 1917. at 2.(K) o'clock, j>. m.. by Alaskan En 
gineering Commission. 422 Hell Stre.t Teniiinal. Seutlle. 
Wash., bids will be opened for furnishing clotliing. 
gloves, mosijuito netting, towels, blankets and tents. 

May 19. 1917. at 1 1 :(K) o'clock a. m.. by Dep.»t 
C^uarternuister. Fort Mason, San Francisco. Cal.. bids 
will be opened for the furnishing of fresh Irish 
]>otatoes. 

.May 21. 1917. at 11:00 o'clock a. m.. by Alaskan 
Kngineering Coniiiiissi<m. Hoom 422. Mell Street Ti-rm 
inal. Seattle. Washington, bids will be open<'d for the 
furnishing of blankets, comforters, buttons, belts, 
table linen, mackinaw coats, pants, shirts, sweaters, 
socks, gloves, underwear, arctics, bed spreads, toque.s, 
shoes, moccasins and pillows. 

May 24, 1!M7. at 11:00 o'clock a. m.. by Office of 
Depot (^uarterina.sti'r. Fort Mason. San Francisco, 
Calif., bids will be opened for furnishing subsistence 
s)ippli(>s such as dried fish, canned salmon, corn meal, 
canned baked beans, beef extract, flavoring extracts, 
ai)ple butter, apples, beans, etc. 

May 2r>. 1917. bids for supplies for the Indian Service 
f(»r the ti.m-al year ending .lune .'{0. 191 S, will be opened 
in St. Louis. Mo.. These su|»plies include rtibber goods 
and shoes, harness, leather, shoe findings. ,sad«llcry. 
etc., paints, oils, glass, furniture. woo<lcnware. medical 
supplies, hardware, iron, nails anri phnnber's and steam 
and gas fitter's fools. DFLIVKHIKS CAN HF MADF 
IN SAN FRANCISCO. 

May 2.'), 1917. «t 11 :<H) o'cloek a. m.. by Dejx.t (Quar- 
termaster. Fort Ma.son, San Francisco. California, bids 
will be opened f<»r the furnishing of canned tomatoes. 

June 1, 1917. at 11:00 o'clock a. m.. by Office of 
De|>artment Quartermaster. 216 Pine St.. San Fran- 
liseo. Calif., bids will lie opened for furnishing beef 
and mutton. 

BID ON INDIAN SUPPLIES 

Many loeal nianufaeturers and dealers do not bid on 
the su|)|tlies for th^ Indian Warehouse, as frequently 
the advertisements announ<'e that the bids are to be 
openetl in St. Louis or some other |)lace. Deliv«'ries. 
however, can be made from San Franeiseo, and it is a 
fact that over seventy per cent of all of the Indian 
Warehouse suppli<'s get eheajier rates out «»f San Frati- 
cisco than from other cities, the reason being that so 
many of the reservations and schools arc nearer this 
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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

New Car Service Rules 

Tli«- I'raffir lUirraii lias n ivctl copy of (»ent*ral 

< »rilcr No. (\ S. 1 from The Aiiuricaii liaihvay Asso- 
tiatioii Special Comiiiittoo on National I)«'f<'iist'. This 
circular is dated Wasliinirton. 1). ('., April 2»)th, an<l 
is addrcNscd to all railroads atid signed liy the Coni- 
mission on Car Service. 

It will he interesting' for our nienihers to know that 
the Coniinission on Car Service is made up as follows: 
('. M. Slu'affer. Chairman. W. L. Harnes. W. C. Ken- 
dall, (J. K. Hichanlson. .F. A. Somerville. I). K. Spang- 
ler. The Mr. (!. F. Kichardson of the ('«)mmission is 
Geo. F. Kichardson. Supi-rintt-ndent of Transportation 
of the Southern rarjtic, San Francisco, who has been 
recently <'allcd to Washinj^ton to serve on this Com- 
mission appointcil liy the Committee on National 
I )efense. 

The order lays down rules for handling railway 
••iiuipnient in tlu* most ctTicient manner so as to 
nunimize waste of empty cars and to prevent delays 
>?«>nerally. F«)r instance. Kule No. ;{ is as follows: 

Box Cars sliall In- iiscil in tlic hist intircsts of the require- 
ments of traffic ori(i:inatin(7 on each road. System cars 
should l)c used to the fullest extent to meet demands of 
shipments local to each line, and should also be used for 
loadint; otT line when fi>reign equipment is not available. 
ForeiKn cars should, as far as practicable, be loaded to, or 
in the direction of. the home road. 

Surphis enjpty box cars may be delivered to connections 
to meet their demands: delivered to the owner if a direct 
i>nnection; or delivered to the road from which received. 

Rtile No. 7 makes the decision.s of the Commission 
on Car Service final, and reads as follows: 

A railroad may refer to the Commission on Car Service 
any situation where car efficiency is involved, or may appeal 
conccrniuK the handling and use of its freight equipment by 
another railroad. The Commifision or Car Service will in- 
vestigate such cases and render decisions as the facts and 
conditions may warrant. Its decision in such matters shall 
be final. 

The encourairintr part to tin- shipper is the positive 
rule : 

IN ALL CASES. KEEP CARS MOVING AND 

SETTLE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION 

AFTERWARDS 

Carrier's Petition for Increased Rates, July 1st 

The hearing in Washington on carriers' petition to 
increase rates 15 per cent began Monday morning. 
May 7th. The Interstate Commerce Commission anti- 
'ipates that the entire work will be consumed in the 
i-arriers* presentation of justification for the in- 
creases. Tln-y will be rcijuircd to deal with H^ The 
Kmergency; (2) War Conditions; {'i) Labor and 
Wages; (4) Cost of Fuel. Materials and Supplirs; 
(5) R<*eent Changes in Rates; ((\) the Keasonabb-ness 
of the Proposed Increased Rates; and (7) Applica- 
k tion to be made of the Proposed Increased Revenue. 
' In connection with the last, one of the subdivisions 

required by the Commission is as follows: 

"The carri»'rs should indicate the extent to which 
they are willing to limit thf rate of dividends to be 
l>aid during the continuance of the war. " 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The qualifications of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 



282. .\ viiuny man 35 years of age, wishes executive posi- 
tion with a commercial liouse. Is capable of taking full 
charge of pay-roll, auditing and general ledger work. Willing 
to furnish b.ind. .Mso willing to go to small country town ii 
good opportunity offers. 

283. .'\n executive, having 8 years experience in selling on 
the Pacific Coast wishes position of responsibility, prefer lirn> 
engaged in provision business. Is 25 years of age, single and 
willing to go anywhere. 

284. Position of trust and responsibility wanted by an ex- 
pert accountant, who has had ten years experience with a 
large local concern that recommends him very highly. 

285. .\ M.itive of .Argentine, who is thoroughly familiar 
with trade conditions here and in South .\merica. wishes an 
executive position where his experience will be of mutual 
value. Speaks Italian and Spanish fluently; 41 years of age. 
married, well connected, and willing to go anywhere. 

286. Office manager and bookkeeper 17 years experience 
wishes a permanent position. Willing to start on a moderate 
salary with a good house. 

287. Kxpericnced salesman has had ten years experience in 
actual executive charge of real estatv; and building construc- 
tion wishes to devote half days to any special work. Has 
own automobile for service. 

288. .An executive position wanted by an .\merican 37 
years of age. married. Is thoroughly familiar with all details 
of office work. Has had 16 years experience in railway 
work and can furnish highest references. Would like position 
with commercial, manufacturing or mining company. No 
objection to leaving the city. 

289. 20 years business experience: familiar with all building 
materials, as well as office work, finances an<l banking. 
Wislus executive position. Willing to invest. 

290. Bookkeeper and accountant. 40 years old with 20 
years experience corresponding I-'rench and German, besides 
English; thoroughly familiar with office detail: desires exec- 
utive position with some good mercantile house. First class 
New York and local references. Moderate salary accepted 
at start. . . 

291. .\ young married man possessmg executive ability 
and initiative wishes to turn to account several years experi- 
ence gained in the steamship business in San Francisco. 
Has also had some selling experience and wishes a position 
with either a steamship company or importing and exporting 

house. . . . 

292. Former chief clerk of a railroad company wishes 
position requiring executive ability, with either a railroad 
company or a commercial house. Is a single yoimi! man 
and willing to start at a moderate salary. 

POSITIONS OPEN 
A-293 \ certified chemist wanted to take charge of a 
large pharmacy in China, on a three or live year agreement 
Prefer an .\merican who can speak 1-rench (.r other foreign 
languages. Will pay a good man a monthly salary with a 
commission on the total monthly sales ma«le by the pharmacy 
This is a splendid openinvr f'-*" ri .l.-nnsi v.-vIuml.- t'. k-o to 
China. 

OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESENTATION 
IN THE ORIENT 
Thr Foreign Trad.' D.partnuiit is advised by a 
large firm that one of their n-prescntatives who has 
been doing business witli the Orient for the past fif- 
teen years and is thoroughly familiar with all condi- 
tions out there is about to visit Japan. China. Man- 
churia. Java. Siam. India. Siberia. Straits Settlement, 
etc.. an<l would be plca.sed to hear from manufactur 
ers or merchants of raw prodiK-ts who are interested 
in either inereasing or establishing trade in the above 
mentioned countries. Name (.f firm will be furni.shed 
upon application. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Comm«rc« ActivHiet 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

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men! ol the Chamber ol Commerce fiv. cr 



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■n hosiery, cotton underwear. 

-. metal», rnaniclled and cellu- 

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•.id<, provisions, drvKOod?*, 
•tides of all description: 
wool, hair, etc. 
would like to communi- 
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importer* ot \i«. 

1493. Osaka • n would like to communicate with 
importers of clecuu,*! .ipparatus. molnr fittings, *lry cells. 
insulalinK maleriaU. hrhini? and Indian rubber Roods. Will 
send prices it ion. 

1494. \\i- ' (manufacturer's agents) 
wi. • ■ • ' ' New Zealand, manu- 

U^i. .^.■.., .,,..,..... ■■..iiitiiiinicate with 

exporters or manufacturers o! 

1406 Vrw York «N' Y.) c ition. in be- 

ha' of its clients, would like to communicate with 

exi ■ old newspapers in large quantities 

1497. I olumbu* (Ohio) firm would like to communicntr 
*»ith inii'nr'rr* r.f hen egg yolk and powdered hen egg albu- 
men fr 

1498 'f (Straits Settlements) firm would like lo 

CO-- trrs or n ' ' rers of packing 

m. momi ci Uarrt-ls. WouM 

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OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT 
FRENCH PRODUCTS 

Throtiirh thr rourt«'sy of thi> Consul r}i«nor«l of 
Frnnrn. 110 Siittor Stn^'t. th.' forripn trndo dopnrt- 
mcnt is informed that San Franrisro Firms and Com- 
mission Affents %rishinfr to soli Fronoh prwlucts and 
profliirinff pood reforonr*»s may apply to him and he 
will plaee them in correspondenee with the "OfTice 
National <lu Commeree Kxterienr." Paris, an official 
in.Htitution. who will pladly ptit them in toiieh. with- 
out charpe. with French mantifactnrers. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

S«lio«.mr hiidluw was w.Id hiMt week liy the Pacific 
Fni(jhterH Company to K h. Whitney of Mobile for ' 
$r»r>,000. find is eharten>d to load at HHHtinifH Mill for 
South Afri«n, lumber carRo. for 'J.'id Kliillin(r'<. I»y 
Corny n. .Maekall & Company. 

New ntotor Nliip Santa Klena luiw beimr coinplited 
at iJrays Harbor for W. K. (Jrai'e & Company of this 

•^ uill arrive here Khortly to have her eni;ineH in- 
stall. d and after a trial trip on the bay will com- 
mence to load off shore cargo. This is the first of a 
fleet of motor ships heiuR completed for the Ciraee 
Line. The next one to he launched will he the Santa 
Isabel, now beiiijf eom|)|eted at the same yanls. 

Some of the prineiple items of ear>r«» brought by 
the Matson Line .Steamer Manoa last week consisted 
of 7(;.(>7<» liaRs raw suj;ar which \hu'h to Crockett He- 
finery and 27,H.'»f) baf^i to the Western Refinery. 1(»,(KK) 
hairs refined will be discharged at pier :10. Other 
items were r>(M) tons inolaKses. 4.74t) eases canned pines. 
260 cases honey and considerable hides, bananas, etc.. 
altogether amount inir to X.'2'M* tons of ircnenil car>fo. 

Ship Phyllis formerly (*liil Ship Attstralia was sold 
last wci-k by the Pacific Freighters C<unpany to .\mer- 
ican Star Line. New York, delivery on the West 
Coast. Price paid !f27r».(KK>. 

fi.OOO tons of nitrate arrived here last week by 
water from Chile which was consi|;ncd to Geo. A. 
Moore & Company. 

The new Steamer F. Q. liarstow 7.890 tons register 
was sold last week by the Ncwfiort Shif) builditu; 
Com|»aiiy to Standard Oil C«>ini»any of New York for I 
.*f)27.r»(K». 

OPPORTUNITY FOR REACHING RUSSIAN TRADE 

The Aiiierican-Kii.ssian Cliambcr of Commerce, 2:{;{ 
IJroadway. New York. an. orf^anization composed of 
prominent Atnerican business men and which has re- 
ceived the ofTicial api)rovaI of the new Hu.ssian Ciov- 
ernment publishes each year n handbook of Industrial, 
CommepMal ami Financial information to^rether with 
a classified trade diri-ctory of American manufactur- 
ers who are interested in the iJussian field. The PM7 
edition was a book of 528 pages 7x10 inches bound in 
flexible red leather and contained a comprehensive 
survey of industrial, commercial and financial condi- 
tions and practices in the I'nited States with a 
classificil directory of ten thousand names. The book 
is printed entirely in Russian and circulated among 
Russian business houses having a direct inten-st in 
American afTairs and the (lurcha-se of American goods. 
The IDIH edition is about to be prepared and those 
firms desirous of entering the Rtissian Market an<l 
capable of stipplying Russian wants are urged to 
send their api»lications for insertion There is no 
charge, merely satisfactory evidence of their reliabil- 
ity and ability to furnish class of goods re(|uired. 
Corres|»ondence with the above Chamber is urged be- 
fore members make any <'onneetion with any of the 
new organizations springing up all over the country 
claiming to be able to exploit American business in ( 
Russia. Many of these are I'ithcr unreliable or in- 
exi»erienced. The American-Russian Chamber of Com- 
merce will gladly furnish full information regarding 
Ru.s.Hia. its needs, etc. upon application. 




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CHICO NEXT MONDAY 



A tloh'pation of the Chamber of Coinim'n'i' will at 
tend the Butte County Annual Spring Kxposition 
whieh is to l)e Ijeld in Chico May 21st to 2<)tli. 
Sacramento Valley has extended San Franeiseo a 
eor<lial invitation to he present at this Kxposition 
which ranks M>rnDd to the State Fair in size and im- 
portanee. 

The Chamber of Commerce's Special Train will 
leave the T'nion Ferry Depot over the Southern Pacific 
at 8:30 p. m. on Monday. May 21st. arrivinj; at Chico 
before breakfast Tuesday May 22nd — returnintr our 
train will leave Chico Tuesday. >fay 22nd. at 11:28 
p. m. and will arrive in San Fram-isco Ferry Depot. 
W.'dncsday, May 23rd, 7:30 a. m. 

Fare, including lower berth will he $12.00. Com- 
partment.s occupied by one person $22.00 and $17.00. 
if occupied by two. 

It is desired that as many as possihh' attend this 
Exposition from San Francisco. Oakland. Sacramento 
and other towns will be represented in larf?e numbers. 
You will be assured a pood time. 

Please fill in the followinp form and mail it to the 
Chamber at once. 



I will attend Excursion to Chico May 21st. 

Please reserve Lower Berth 

Compartment for One 
Compartment for Two 
Drawing Room 

Check in the amount of $ will be sent 

later. 

Name 

Firm 

Address 



JAPANESE ENTERTAINED 

The officers and i-adcts of the .Tai)anese Training 
< 'misers "Tokiwa" and "Yakumo" which arrived 
in San Francisco last week were received and enter- 
f.iiried by the Chamber of Commerce and other official 
IxMlies of the city. The Admiral and his Staff visited 
the offices of the Chamber and on Saturday after- 
noon the Officers and Cadets were puests of the 
<'hamber on an automobile ride about the city, after 
which they were tendered a reception by the Califor- 
nia Development Board. On Saturday Fvenin^r the 
Directors of the Chamber attended the Hanquet to 
the visitiufT Japanese piven by Council ficneral Ilani- 
liara. On Monday they were puests at a .joint lunch- 
eon of the Chamber of Commerce and the San Fran- 
cisco Commercial Club. This was followed by a din- 
ner piven to the Admiral and his Staff at the Bo- 
hemian Club by the Directors of the Chamber and 
tlie r'hamber's Committee on Japanese Relations. 



INTEREST IN CANNING 
It is r|uite evident that the S.m Francisco house- 
wife has awakened to the importance whieh home 
eanninp will play in the reduction of the hiph cost 
iif livinp. or at least the maintenance of houseliold 
expenses at the present level. The Chamber of Com- 
merce has received many inf|uiries as to proper 
method of eanninp vepetables. In December of last 
year the Collepe of Aprieulture, I'niversity of Calif- 
ornia, issued a circular (No. 158^ in which the 
tnethods of home and farm eanninp were thorouphly 
pone into and special directions piven for the pre- 
paration and eanninp of certain fruits and vepetables, 
which are ordinarily cnnsidered diffi<Milt to handle. 
This circular is a very valuable document and should 
have wider distribution. The Chamber of Commerce 
has re«|uested to be su|)plied with cojucs for distribu- 
tion. Copies can also be secured upon af)plication to 
the Collepe of Aprieulture. I'niversity of California. 
Berkeley. 



1>H. 



San Francuco Chamber of Commerce Aclivttiet 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Batrred «s McondclAss matter J«nuary 7, 191 S. at the Pott 

Office at San Francisco. California, under 

the act o( March 3. 1879. 

Subtcripiion Price Fifty Cent* per Year. 

Publithrd wrckly by the 

SAN FRAN'CISCO LllAMnER OF COMMERCK. 

MrrrhanI* E«rhjn(;r Kuildinff. 465 California St . 

San I'ranciico 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



IMPORTANT NOTICE 
FBOM STATE PURCHASING AGENT 

A I'han^f in tli«* iimnii'-r oi li-ttini; i-niitiaci^ mi 
statp Nii|>|tlii>H IK Hiinoun(>«*d hy tht> State Piirohasinp 
Depart iiii'nt. On arcoiint of the uiiHettled cnnditionK 
of the market. eontraetM will not he aHkeil for a lonp 
term period im funnerly. hut hids will he asked 
•|U«rterly for three month 'h supply. The Purehasini; 
Department i* now prepnrinf? the srhedules and will 
aak request* for hids within the next two or three 
weeks for the varioiiM xUte institutions. The first 
period for whi<-h HUpidies will he asked rovers — the 
months of .luly. August and Septeniher, 1017. 

Merchants desiring to hid should eommiinieate with 
the State PurehasiuK Department, Sacramento, Cali- 
foruin 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

The problem faeinf; our local Relief Institu- 
tions of tinamini; them.st^lves at this critical time, 
i" a SKKlors ONK. 

•>ur cit.v is heing called U|>on to contribute to 
an immense number of ref|ue»t8. many of the re- 
quests being for objects that are UNRKASON. 
AIU.E and INCALI.KD FOR. 

LKST WK F0R(;KT the importance of our 
problems and the nei-ds of those of our own com- 
munity re<|uirin|r reli»'f, inquire ear^'fully into all 
solicitations now brinir made. 

TIIK information IURKA. .1 tn. . nan 
ties Endorsement fommittie. Kearny 112. will !».• 
plad to gather for you all information possible 
.... s.ii.-itntions made, if you will consult them. 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



IMPORTANT 

The Drput l^iiHrtirmaKter's Office, Ft. Mason, Calif- 
ornia, has i.v.ui<I til. r..ll..u iiiir in connection with bids 
for supplies: 

"The attention oi bidders is called to the following 
change in practice due to unusual conditions. Pre- 
ceeding the name of each article is the quantity which 
will be ordered, for deliver^' durinp' the tjerind com 
mencing July 1. 1917. and ending December 31. 1917. 
Except with the contractor's consent, this quantity 
may not be reduced. With the contractor's consent, 
the quantity may be increased not to exceed 60 per 
cent. The United States reserves the right to order all 
of the specified quantity at one time, or in smaller lot* 
from time to time as required." 

.May LM. l!»17 at ll:»Mi oVIoek a. m. by Offi.e De- 
pot (^UHrtmiiHster. Fort Mason, California, l«ids will 
be opened for the furnishing of Karo syrup or e(|ual 
and «'reamery butter. 

•May 21, 1*017, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., by Alaskan 
Kngineering Commission. 20.'^ \\ S. Custom House, 
San Fraiuisid. California, bids will be received for 
the furnishing of lumber. 

May 2:{. 11>17. at 10:(K) o'clock a. m., by Depot 
Quartermaster, Fort Mason. San Francisco, Calif- 
ornia, bids will be opened for the furnishing of lianil 
saws, typewriter paper, galv. iron wire, tacks, tar. 
thread, strapping boxes, pliers, rope for Mag halyards, 
rakes. <'urry combs, valves, varnish, washers, wheel- 
barrows, pads, dusters. ofTicf rulers, chair seats, dat- 
ing stamps, harness straps. crcp«> paper towels, tur- 
pentine, varnish, wrapping twine, bolts. «*te. 

May 2:\. 1917. at 10:00 a. m.. by Depot Quarter 
master. Fort Mason. San Francisco, California, bids 
will be opened for the furnishing of miscellaneous 
sup|)lies such as calcium |>hosphitc. stovepipe elbows, 
gauge glasses, hacksaw frames, steam tight globes, 
grindstoni's. hammers, stencil paper, absorbi-nt paper, 
paint and varnish remover. sul|)hurie acid, nuichine 
bolts, wood screws, etc. 

.Tunc 5. 1917. at 10:00 oVb.ck a. m.. ]»acifie Tim. 
iiy Depot Quartermaster. ;tr22 An-ade MMg.. Seattle, 
Washington, bids will be opened for the furnishing 
of chilled beef nii«l mutton an<l frozen beef and 
mutton. 

June 9, 1917. at 10:00 o'clock a. m.. by l)cp<tt (^uar 
tcrmaster. Fort Mason. San Francisco. California, bids 
will be opened for the furnishing of Manila paper 
hags, red rubber bands, thread, desk or letter baskets, 
memorandum pads or blocks, guide cards, index 
cards, folding chairs, office <'hair.s. revolving chairs, 
etc. 

RED CROSS BENEFITS 
The la.st five of a scries of eight performances will 
!"■ given in the Colonial Mall R<»om of the St. Francis 
Hotel Mxvo Tuos.lfiy matinees. May 22iid. and 29th. and (, 
three '' 'lings. May 17tli. 24th. an«l 'Mst). 

The ein will be donated to the Red Cross 

Fund. Subscriptions will be limited on account of the 
capacity of the Hall Room. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



Vol. IV. No. 20. May 17. 191 



E 



Legislative Supplement 



power .iiiil iiuans of ira 
iiiK which tiiiu- a incilin 



V^■.R^■ iiuliistrial bill inlrodiiccd by ihc Chambers ol 
Commerce and Kmployer* Associations was killed 
by the I-eKisIature recently adjonrncd These bill'* 
wore the Public Utilities Mediation Act designed l<> 
!id for sixty days a strike or lockout in a 
scrvinK the public with heat. liKhl. water, 
iiniiinication. dur- 
for by the Rail- 
i,. ..<,j.i-t the differences 
\. i>tion of the public service. 

.... .... , ..., ->c of which was to prevent 

il tt only 

ill. which made it a misdcujcanor for any 
persMU ..r i.ciM.ns to interfere with or prevent anyone from 
learniiit; a >killed or useful trade: this was aimed at the re- 
Kulaiions of Orjiani/ed Labor which limits the number of 
apprentices in any tra«lc. 

The Anti-criminal syndicalism bill, which made it a felony 

. teach or advocate crime, sabotage, violence or other 

unlawful UK-lhods of terrorism to brin^ about industrial or 

political reform. The above bills were all killed either on 

the floor or in committee. 

On the other hand b-nh houses passed the principal meas- 
ure for Organized Labor, which preceding legislatures have 
refused to pass. This is the Anti-injunction bill rcstrictinR 
the courts in granting injunctions in labor disputes and pro- 
viding for jury trials in cases of contempt of court. Lcris 
lative action on these measures is given below: 

Senate Roll Call on Anti-Injunction Bill 

FOR THE BILL AGAINST THE BILL 



I'cnson Santa Clara 
Canepa. San Francisco 
Can. Alameda 
Duncan. Butte 
Evans. Riverside 
Flaherty. San Francisco 
Hans. Alameda 
Inman. Gacremento 
Ingram, Nevada 
Kehoe. Humboldt 
King. San Bernardino 
Luce. San Diego 
Lyon. Los Angeles 
McDonald, San Francisco 
Nealon. San Francisco 
Rigdon, San Luis Obispo 
Rush. Solano 
Scott. San Francisco 
Sharkey. Contra Costa 
Slater. Sonoma 
Tyrrell. Alameda 

Total— 21 



Ballard. Los Angeles 
Breed, Alameda 
Brown. Los Angeles 
Carr. Los Angeles 
Chandler, Fresno 
Gates. Los Angeles 
Irwin. Kings 
Johnson. San Mateo 
Jones Santa Clara 
Maddux, Stanislaus 
Purkitt. Glenn 
Rominger, Los Angeles 
Stuckenbruck, San Joaquin 
Thompson. Santa Barbara 
Total— 14 



ABSENT 



Burnett. San Francisco 
Chamberlin. Los Angeles 
Crowley, San Francisco 
Shearer. Shasta 

- Total— 4 



Assembly Roll Call on Anti-Injunction Bill 

AYES NOES 



Ambrose, Los Angeles 
Anderson, Alameda 
Maker. Los Angeles 
Baldwin, San Diego 
Hrackett, Alameda 
Brown. T. V.. Santa Clara 
Calahan. Contra Costa 
Collins. San Francisco 
Dennett. Stanislaus 
Edwards. San Joaquin 
Friedman. San Francisco 
Gcbhart. Sacramento 
Gcldcr. Alameda 
Godsil. San Francisco 
Harris, Kern 
Hawes, San Francisco 
Hayes. D. R.. Santa Clara 
Haves. J. J . San Francisco 
Hilton. Solano 
Johnston, Sacramento 



Argabrite, Ventura 
Ashley. San Joaquin 
Bartlett. Los Angeles 
Brown. C. H.. Butte 
Bruck. Napa 
Burke. Orange 
Byrne. San Francisco 
Carlson. Fresno 
Doran. San Diego 
Eksward. San Mateo 
Finley, Santa Barbara 
Goetting. San Francisco 
Green. L.. Sonoma 
Greene. San Luis Obispo 
Hawson, Fresno 
Horbach. Tulare 
Johnson, A. B., Los Angeles 
Loni^v Kings 

Lyon. C. W.. Los Angeles 
McCray, Shasta 



Knight. San Bernardino 
Kylberg. Merced 
Madison. Sonoma 
Marks, San Francisco 
Martin, Monterey 
Mathews, Lassen 
Mitchell. San l-Vancisco 
Morris. San Francisco 
Morrison, San Francisco 
Mouser, Los Angeles 
Phillips. Los Angeles 
Polsley, Tehama 
Prendergast. San Francisco 
Quinn. Humboldt 
Ream. Siskiyou 
Rose. Alameda 
Ryan, San Francisco 
Satterwhitc. Alameda 
Williams, Tuolumne 
Wishard, Los Angeles 
Young (Speaker), Alameda 
Total— 41 



Manning. Marin 
Merriam. Los Angeles 
Pettis. Mendocino 
Pcttit. Fresno 
Shepherd. Los Angeles 
Smith. Alameda 
Taike. Sutter 
Vicini. Amador 
Watson. Los Angeles 
Wright. Los Angeles 
Total^O 



ABSENT 



Allen, San Bernardino 
Arnerich. Alameda 
Farmer. Los Angeles 
Hudson. Santa Cruz 
Kline, Riverside 
Lyons. Harry. Los Angeles 
Parker. Nevada 
Wills, Imperial 
Yonkin, Los Angeles 
Total— 9 



Senate Roll Call 

AYES 



on Apprentice Bill 

NOES 



Ballard, Los Angeles 
Breed, Alameda 
Chamberlin, Los Angeles 
Chandler. Fresno 
Irwin. Kings 
Maddux. Stanislaus 
Purkitt, Glenn 
Rominger. Los Angeles 
Sharkey. Contra Costa 
Total— 9 



ABSENT 



Burnett, San Francisco 
Brown. Los Angeles 
Johnson. San Mateo 
McDonald, San Francisco 
Rush. Solano 
Shearer, Siskiyou 
Stuckenbruck, San Joaquin 
Total— 7 



Benson, Santa Clara 
Canepa. San Francisco 
Carr, F. M.. Alameda 
Carr, W. P., Los Angeles 
Crowley. San Francisco 
Duncan, Butte 
Evans. Riverside 
Flaherty, San Francisco 
Gates. Los Angeles 
Hans. Alameda 
Ingram. Nevada 
Inman, Sacramento 
Jones, Santa Clara 
Kehoe, Humboldt 
King. San Bernardino 
Duce. San Diego 
Lyon, Los Angeles 
Nealon, San Francisco 
Rigdon, San Luis Obispo 
Scott. San Francisco 
Slater. Sonoma 
Thompson. Santa Barbara 
Tyrrell. Alameda 
Total 23 



The Anti-Criminal Syndicalism Bill 

This bill passed the Assembly by a vote of 45 ayes to 13 
noes .and was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee 
wliicli kilifd it. Those voting to tabic the bill were: 

Luce of San Diego, Carr of Los Angeles, Inman of Sacra- 
mento, Irwin of Kings. Purkitt of Glenn. Tyrrell of Alameda. 
Present but not voting. Chamberlin of Los Angeles. 

The Anti-Boycott Bill 

The vote by whicli the Senate Judiciary Committee tabled 
the Anti-Boycott was a>> follows: 

Benson of Santa Clara. Burnett of San Francisco, Carr 
of Alameda. Duncan of Butte, Jones of Santa Clara. Kehoe 
of Humboldt, Luce of San Diego and Tyrrell of Alameda. 

NOES — Ballard and Chamberlin of Los Angeles. 

Assembly Roll Call on Mediation Bill 

NOES — Allen of San Bernardino, Ambrose of Los Angeles, 
Anderson of Alameda. Arnerich of Alameda, Ashley of San 
Joaquin. Baldwin of San Diego. Bartlett of Los Angeles, 
Bracket! of Alameda. Brown. T. V., of Santa Clara, Burke 
of Orange, Collins of San Francisco, Edwards of San Joa- 
quin, Eksward of San Mateo. Farmer of Los Angeles. Fried- 
mrn of San Francisco. Gcbhart of Sacramento. Gclder of 
Alameda, Godsil of San Francisco. Green. Lyman, of Sono- 
ma, Greene. C. W., of San Luis Obispo. Harris of Kern, 



San FrancUco Chamber of Commerce Artivitir* Supplrmmt 



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of San 1 :a::i.;»t.u. liorbach of Tulare. Johnton, A., of Lot 
Angeles, Manning of Mann. Pettis of Mendocino, Smith of 
AUmc<U, Tarke of Sutter, Wright of Los Angeles. — Total 12. 



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was no decrease in the number of bills de- 
1 to reRiilatr all linr* of human endeavor 

tixing the grades 
ry. In alt there 

:niii>c.i . -t about 

In the ^ >t ended 

... . .. ■ Of the 

471 are U i>n bills 

c siAiv - .:i in&tilu- 

is were adopted. 

rs of Commerce 

•I-: regulatory 

•Mjcrce trans- 

^ilivi- Department to Sac- 

V means of diur<(t« of all 

ity, kept 

ate but 

..iiii^is iijiij advised 

from 111. 111.." til. t))od 

rst 

at 

1(9 clfrctivcnos wa» not only continued but 

.• the prr^rnt session in so far as the com- 

Chambers of Commerce and 

•i« are now familiar with the 

-sary to 

by the 

' I > > '1 1 1 ■ 'ill rf II I'.ii I > III i III- ".I, I if, 1 1 mil which 

V tracts are culled as illustrative of the entire 

Los Angeles County Chamber: "We appreciate 
work you arc tl<>ing for the people." 
rey Coui • ' cr: "Our action may be taken 

•-"far on our part that your efforts 

-wanl securing the best results for the 
, well as San F*'ranri«ro " 

■ . an- 
: 'c- 

. s.iic .III'. > iation. 

"I am by our 

.„;. -,, ..,..„ of 

ra- 

.' in 

'.at IS a benent to the whole state." 

weary, hence the secretary of the bureau will 

that thousands of digests were sent throughout 

•id nrws Idler* mailed weekly to three hundred 

ral in their space and who 

rs of Commerce. 

' -ired on 
the re- 
re urg. 
.;ion for 
^iout the 
ot the bureau. All the 
•rn part of the state re- 
A«:liun on bills a?~ rti- 

it was a r«»niip*f -.Fr. 



bureau : 
these 1 1 
»riulii)K C'-t 
I oMiiiun lal 



'.li t.all to uthci cl)aii>l>ct ». 
bodies of the state was 



Is 



. every instance 

Mih, the bureau 

Cooperation of the 

general, nearly all 

In the »e»sion of 

the bureau in its 

■ " .ill the 

rntral 
•*; this 



L.a55c:i. i'rciidcr^aat ul ban 1-iaiKisco. 1 ); 



V iiiuirn in. the s 

I'lirr.iu and the i. . _ ... ;„ 

report 

roltiical expediency was to a great extent a controlling 
factor in the session just closed. That, together with the 
unfortunate but cukiomary usage of trading volet prevented 
posMlily a 95 per cent success on the part of the Chambers 
.1 I iiimerce. 

* )rK:anized I^bor i ' \ rrful lobby of itt 

I'faiDUNi men at S. the entire Kcusion. 



pr. 

I) 



. cs an al 
taken in 



which im- 
liver votefc. 
n with the 



I and an evident intention to enact drastic 

and fcKuUiury mca»urr» are to be successfully resisted 
it will be absolutely incumbent upon the farming, commer- 
cial, linaiicial, manufacturing and other business interest;* 
to effect an equally perfect ori{ani/ation with the power to 
"deliver" a far greater number of vole* 

Action of the bureau in disapprovals and approvals upon 
232 legislative measuren and their ultimate disposal follows: 



AMembly BilU Disapproved 

5 — Disposition Loinnninil> I'rv.j'irt) KilUd in committee 
9 — Abolished private employment 

bureaus . Killed on floor 

28 — Created sin ' "" ' : s' court Killed in committee 

30 — Amended 1. • il Procedure. Killed in committee 

.V< ' staliini III niii — Killed in committee 

4 1.4C to follow crop Passed 

4 -• «>iii"! .<.!■!.•. I k"iii,.,j in committee 

57 1 on floor 

/-' .... I in committee 

74— Semi-monthly pay biU..„ Killed in committee 

95— Board of Chiropractic Examiners .Killed on floor 

125 — Exhumation of bodies Passed 

131 — County Water District bill..„ Killed in committee 

140 — Slaughter of heifers under 3 years.. Killed in committee 
172 — Sunday closing exempted saloons.. Killed on floor 
211 — Semi-monthly pay bills— amended. Passed 
212 — Fruit packing standard — amended Passed 
232 Ni.t. Kxamination for plumbers — Passed 

2.^ to be paid in cash Killed in committee 

2.^'' im wage bill Killed in rommittce 

261 — i'roi)il>ited compulsory vaccination..Killcd in committee 
263 — Prohibited medical ex. school 

children — Killed on floor 

28S^Semi-monthly pay state laborers Passed 

301 — Ri . ' '.'.;■ ' ' :i ..^^Killcd in committet 

325 — S; Killed in coniniiacc 

326 — RiK". •"•"'. V ........ .^-1..,, i.uuses Killctl in *oiiU(iittee 

329 — Prohibited sale of other States' 

prison goods Killed in committee 

350 — Servants to work 60 hours week. ...Killed on floor 
446 — Counties to buy and sell goods 

and products _ Killed 

479 — Regulating sale of branded cattle 

hides Killed 

491— Regulated cold storage : Killed 

548 — San F'rancisco and Mare Island 

pilotage Killed in committee 

558 — Cr-'"- <.„;,-.. Ion Districts Killed in committ'-c 

588 — A .ict Killed in committee 

594 — I. ,, s in 21 or more. — Killed in committee 
646— Related to Records of Corpora- 
tions Killed on floor 

654 — Salary increase in State Printing 

Office Killed in committee 

661— Service letters for Utility em- 
ployees „ Killed in committee 

662 — Employers pay for bonds and 

photos of employees — amended. .Passed 
704— State to patronize of free em- 
ployment bureaus ..._ Killed in committee 

70S— Supt Free Emp. Bureau $3,000 

year Killed in committee 

720 .? .-vho- Ptirran to licence loan 

Killcil in committ' 



in committee 

Senate com. 
in committee 







San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitie* Supplement 



...Killed in committee 
...Killed on floor 

—Passed 

...Vetoed by Governor 



t hour day lor women..... -Killed in coniimm<' 

. lating feediiiK a^d nulling 

bluffs 

,47- Related to delinquent taxes 

roJ— Relating sale of foods and drugs 

— amended 

TM K •I •• i- traffic in drugs _ 

7(rf» ^ advertisements food 

-> „ Killed in committee 

.< including saloons....Killed in committee 

. lor factories Killed in committee 

ird Music Examiners -Killed in commiltee 

^' employment of minors.. Killed in commiliio 
S\o l'r"liii'iting Foreign Corporations 

in State - — .Killed in committee 

9CM — Assessments against insurance 

companies _ Killed in committeo 

927— Hours of rest for municipal 

enjployecs Passed 

942— .\utomatic bells each side of 

locomotive — Passed 

966 — Dividends of corporations -Passed 

975 — Regulating private employment 

agencies — - Killed in committee 

" • " ! Public Utility Act Killed in committee 

ne on label" bill Killed in committee 

'"••rt- power to R. R. 

Ci Passed 

994— .\ c loll act - — Killed in coinniitle.- 

1025— Intertcrence with employees Passed 

111)0 — .\mending weights and measures....Passcd 

1170— Relating to delinquent taxes Killed in committee 

1171 — Relating to tax on increased 

values Killed in committe.- 

1240 — Labels prison made goods — Passed 

1230 — Prohibits saloons cashing wage 

check „ Killed in committee 

• 's4 Tv', Mil. ting sale live stock food Killed in committee 

alto without consent Killed in committee 

..i{ shares stock with co. 

clerk — - _ Killed in committee 

1372 — Commission to prevent storing 

food Killed in committee 

1376^County recorder to conduct realty 

exchange Killed in committee 

1430 — Drastic Trade Regulations Killed in committee 

Assembly Bills Approved 

7i — Regulating l«<--l» iiii;;;,^;r> i'a3.->cd 

141 — Sanitation of swimming pools Passed 

155 — State pay taxes in irrigation 

districts — _. Passed 

219 — Creates state board of forestry Killed in committee 

307 — Registration of marks and brands.. Passed 

^22 — .\ vehicle act Killed in committee 

35« — .V motor vehicle act _ Killed in committee 

363 — Commission to revise corporation 

laws _ Killed in committee 

400 — Tioga State Road „ Council of Defense 

511 — Formation storm water districts.. .Killed in Senate 

538 — Public Utilities Mediation bill Killed on floor 

553 — Tide lands granted Newport 

Beach — Killed in Senate 

729 — Defining common carriers Killed in committee 

765 — Defining commercial feeding stuffs.. Passed 

897 — For State Psycopathic Hospital Killed in committee 

898 — Act for maintenance of above Killed in committee 

1080 — Creating cattle inspection board Killed in committee 
HI"* — Municipalities as part of road 

district _ -Passed 

1417— Granting tide lands to Los 

Angeles - _ „ Passed 

1411— .Anti Criminal Syndicalism Killed in Senate 

1454 — Purchase of Mission Rock, S. F, 

Bay „ Killed in 



Senate Bills Disapproved 



RECAPITULATION 
••'!y Bills Disapproved _ 74 



.\:nLnded _ •. _ 

Passed _ 

Percentage of bills killed or amended. 



committee 



59 
3 



Assembly Bills Approved. 

Killed 

Pa«rd 



,.^1 



838 



13 



38 



coiiiinittee 
committee 



committee 
committee 
committee 
committee 



13 — Minors uiulir IS t" ii«'i dru" 

vehicles for hire — Killed on floor 

24 — Board Drugless Practitioners -..Killed on floor 

68 — Regulating cold storage Killed in committee 

W — Sunday closing -._— Killed iii comnuttcc 

76 — Regulating commission merchants. I»a>sed 

86 — State .Market Bill— Amended Passed 

98 — To amend Police Pension fund Killed in committee 

101 — Regulating work of minors Killed on floor 

104 — Regulating practice midwifery Killed in committee 

105— Creating board drugless physi- 
cians Killed in committee 

110 — Creates State Board Undertakers. Killed in committee 
115 — Regulating sale foreign walnuts... Passed 
133 — Prohibited photo of persons 

arrested . - ~ Killed on floor 

151 — Anieiided compensation act Killed in committee 

174 — Regulating hours female labor — 

amended Passed 

176 — Regulating hgurs state employees Killed in 
184 — Establishing county free markets Killed in 

254 — Dustlcss container cement bill Killed in committee 

279 — Created state board cliiropractics.. Killed in committee 

352 — The log pond bill Killed in 

367 — Drastic regulation of factories Killed in 

427 — Regulating commission merchants. Killed in 
434 — Increasing salaries labor bureau.. ..Killed in 
437 — Wage checks payable in county 

— amended -Passed 

513 — Minimum wage bill Killed in committee 

518 — Inleri'crencc with employees 

socially „ Killed in committee 

555 — Creation forest fire districts — 

amended „ Passed 

565 — Labeling food products from 

canned eggs „ Killed in 

620 — Registration of factories Passed 

626 — Drastic anti-injunction and trade 

bill Killed 

652 — A compensation act amendment. ...Killed 
724 — Authorize timber cruisers, hx 

values Killed 

744 — Created state fire Marshal Killed 

814 — Labor of prisoners, limited to 

prison _ Killed 

818 — The Compensation Act— Amended. Passed 
819 — Regulating employees hospitals 

— amended Passed 

820 — Inspection steam boilers — 

amended — _ „ -Passed 

828 — Regulating contracts by group 

of laborers „ „.„ Killed in committee 

848 — Fixed tax on increased land 

values Killed in committee 

901 — Net container bill _ Passed 

927 — Prohibited selling electricity 

beyond state .._ Killed in committee 

930 — Added deputies to labor bureau Passed 

y-J-l — Appropriation in aid of un- 
employed „ Killed in committee 

SMO — Commission to encourage home 

industry „ Killed 

9^2— Contracts in foreign languages Killed 

954 — To pay state employees for legal 

holidays _ „... Killed in assembly 

1009— Full crew train bill Killed in committee 

1010— Restricted practice salaried 

pbysicians Killed in committee 

lOlS— Regulating factories making 

explosives ...- Killeil in committee 

1017— Employer to give employment 

certificate Killed in 

1032— Regulating width of motor tread.Killed in 

J034 — Amending act as to wiping rags... Passed 

1035 — .Xnti-injunctioii in labor disputes ..Passed 

1092 — Relating to issuance of injunctions. .Killed in committee 

1093 — Anti-injunction in labor disputes ...Killed in committee 

'126 — State nursery for reforestation Passed 



in 


committee 


in 


committee 


in 


committee 


on 


floor 


m 


committee 


in 


committee 



committee 
committee 



committee 
committee 



Senate Bills Approved 

8 — Citizens to have preference in 

work ...- -.-Passed 

7 -Proliihit adverti^inir on the flair Pascrd 



San Franci*co CKambrr of Conuncrcr Activities SupplrmenI 



of IVfrnsr 



l?o 



Killed in Assembly 

i» l.«...r.l ra.»r.l 

Ucr 

liter 

.1 wril 

IS) committee 



Killed ill 

•r Killol in 

n* Passed 

; teachers Killed in 

Passed 
Passed 
Killed in 
Passed 
Killed in 

«•• Killed in 

J^6— .\n Killed in 

*^^ ■ iipts Killed in 

604- , ; 

Armory Killed in 

647 — Countirt may foin in bri<lKr con- 

Killed in 

648- ! for post roads. Passed 

'■*'' Killed in 

Killed in 

..Killed in 

.Killed in 



number of 
A|>prciitice» 

745 — Amended Road district act 

749— Commission to report on social 
insurance .... ^ ,,„ 



lUlv 

committer 
committei- 

committee 

committer 

committee 

committer 
committer 
committee 

committer 

committee 

committee 
committee 
committer 
committee 

....Killed on floor 
Killed in committer 

__ Passed 



815^ 
817 



870— To 



lion art arm ii.iniciil 

to accident insurance 
and 



-pital* 



■t I'. !ial Cudi . 
in hiehway con- 

IfWU-An 

1098— Indi.. „.. , . ,.,., .... 

trains 

]]f^ R.-latf N !<) imiiii.iii.iy iiiil> lit r iliu-sv 



1171 — CttAiMb tide UihU (i> OakUnd 



kiJirii 


m 


< iimiiiUti < 


Passed 






.Passed 
Passed 

P.isscd 






Killed 


in 
in 


Assembly 
committee 


Passed 
Killed 


in 


committee 


Killed 

Kill.-.l 


in 
in 
in 


committee 
committee 
committee 


..Killed 


in 


committee 



RECAPITULATION 
Senate lUlls Disapprov> I 
Killed 

A • ■ 

I 



Senate Hills Approv'--! 

Passed .. 

Killed 

Percentage pas« 



41 
6 

.*U 

27 
45 



y^ 



Afttembly Constitutional Amendments 
Disapproved 
IJ— Kxem|.i...K >...-... , 



taxes 




,1 




\~» Rrlatiiii: t 


• 1 rlllpltiS : 


Killed 


on floor 
in committi 


W ' 


■l 

\. and Y 


Killed 

■ ,.d 

.1 


in commiti' 


.^9— Rrlat.. 


nue and ' 


in com milt 


4' ■ 


i> 


r\ humI 
Killed 


in commit t 
in comniiit 



member* 



Killed on floor 



Aasembly Constitutional Amendments 
Approved 



'I liability incurpuralcd in 
(i7Q ™ 



Passed 



Senate Conttitutional Amendmenta Disapproved 

'■'■ I \it>s iirMpirt) I oiuK iiinaii'-n r.isM.l 

18 l'a> tur property inipairrd by law Killed in cuiiiiuitii 

21 — .\ineiids railroad commission 

article „ Killed on floor 

25 — KxemptuiK personal property 

from tax Killed in coininittrr 

27— KxrinptinK personal properly from 

taxation „ Killed on floor 

30 — Legislative control of compensa- 
tion Passed 

31 — I.eRislaturr to regulate lax 

methods . .Killed on floor 

32— (iradualed lax on increased land 

\aliies. Killr<l in commilt' 



Senate Constitutional Amendments Approved 

1.^ krlatrs to special appropriati'iiis I'as^Ki 
.U- -Relating to deposits of public 

money ..Passed 



RECAPITULATION 

:>ly Constitutional Amendments 
il'I>roved 
Killed 
Passed 

PerccntaKc Killed 



.\s!>inibly Constitutional Amendments 

Approved „ _ 

Passed — 

Percentage Passed 



Senate Constitutional Amendments 

Disapproved 

Killed 

Passed 

Percentage Killed 



9 

.««8 
1 

|(N. 

R 

..75 



Senate Constitutional Amendments Approved.. 2 

Passed - - 

Percentage Passed _ 100 



Total number of measures acted upon .231 

Senate Bills — 

-^. n .', Vniendmenls .. 

Bills 

.'\mendments 



IK. 
10 
95 
10 



231 



Total disapproved 

Total disapproved — killed 

Total -i 

Total -passed 

T lal J., r. . V .iK-i- dii^ppr •. • 

Total percentage approved — passe<l 



147 
12r. 

84 

35 

H46 

703 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



10] 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

General Advance in Freight Rates 

Oil l-'riday. .Mhv lltli. tin- railroads iH>iitliul<-d iIm' 
i'rts. iitHtiori «»f tlu'ir prtitioii Iteforr tin* Intcrstatr 
< 'uriimi'ri'f ('<iiiiiiii.s.sroii for h 1.'» per »'«*nt advaiK'P in 
fnitjlit rat«'s on all Ititirstati' tariffs, last. west, north, 
>outh. to ho I'ffiM'tivr .luly 1, 1!)17. Tin' ('«niimission 
lia.s taken h rerpss until Saturday, May 2l»th. wln*n 
tin' shipin-rs will he jriv»'n an opportunity to cross 
•>xaMiin<> till' railroad representatives on the evidenee 
they presented tluriii^ the week he^fitiiiin^' May 7th, 
;inil also to pn-sent their siiie of the ease for the Cotn- 
inissiou's determination as to whether the railroads 
will he permitted to iiuikr the a<lvanee tlii-y ask f«)r. 

The Attorney and Mananer of the TralTie Mureau 
has hern in the Kast sin«'e the first of April and dur- 
ing all the time that the agitation on the part of thf* 
carriers for increased freight rates has heen coming 
to a head, which has culminated in tlu- hearing ahove 
reftrr«'d to. Mr. Mann has s»'eured a half day for 
("alifornia to he heard and that will prohahly h«' 
.May 'M^h. II«' urges that San Francisco. California 
ami I'acific Coast shippers who are interested in the 
matter he present with witnesst's and statisti«'al evi- 
den«'c relating to the situation. 

The Traffic lUireau is preparing elalM»rate c.xhihits 
showing the effect of a !•'» per cent advance on trans- 
continental husiiicss. and the larjje percentage of in- 
crease that will ri'sidt when «M>ming on t»»|» of the re<'eiit 
!<• and 'I't cents per 100 advances. The cxhihits also ^ivc 
information and stati.sties showing emhargoes and 
their effects upon the husiness of larg«' shi|)pers. 

It is prohahle that a representative from the Traffic 
Bureau will go to Washington and take the witness 
stand and testify in connection with the cxhihits. 

The general consensus of opinion throughout the 
country is that the rail carriers uiny he entitled to 
Rome increase and that if that is clearly shown to he 
the ca.se no serious ohjeetions could he raised on the 
part of the ship|iers. On the other hand, if it is not 
I'learly shown tliat the increase in freijrht rates is 
necessary to meet changed conditions, then of course 
opposition will he made to such increases. In all 
events, it is recognized hy the carriers and shippers 
alike that a percentage hasis of increases aii|>lied 
horizontally to all rates is at hest a crude make shift, 
and it is understood that a revision of that mi'thod 
will \u' made and spe<'ific rates put into effect not later 
than ()ctol)er 1st. that is assuminj; that the l."> or any 
per cent advance pocs into effe«'t Jidv 1st. 



PROPOSED CHANGE IN SHIPPING AUTOMOBILE 
PARTS AND TOOLS 

The docket of the Western Cla8sification Cominitteo 
of proposi'd chanjres in the cla.ssiHcation of articles 
shipped hy concerns in Western Classification Terri- 
tory, has he«'n received at the Traffic Bureau, when- 
it may he reviewed hy interested shippers. 

The hearing on these items is to he held on .^Iay 22. 
2'A and 24. heginnini; at 10 a. m.. in the committee con- 
ference room. lS:in '^.' ' [i BMJIdiiiL'. Chjeairo. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The quaUBcations of the parties enumerated herewith 
will prove interesting to you. 

CONSCRIPTION WILL TAKE ALL THE SIN 
GLE INDEPENDENT MEN FROM 21 TO 30 
YEARS OF AGE (INCLUSIVE). HAVE YOU 
THOUGHT ABOUT FILLING THEIR PLACES 
WITH WOMEN' THE PLACEMENT BU 
REAU HAS MANY EFFICIENT WOMEN 
REGISTERED WITH IT ALSO MEN PAST 
THE DRAFT AGE LIMIT 



294. .\ yinniK man oi M wishes an oxccutivc position 
wlurc honoty and inlcKrity wins success. Is thoroughly 
conversant with ni.itlcrs of accounting and has had some 
celling experience also. References from previous eniploy- 
trs. Salary secondary to good connection. 

295. .\ man of .'^7 having had some public accounting 
experience and good general office experience wants a 
position along auditing or accounting lines, preferably in 
a t'lnancial house or in foreign trade. Temporary or per- 
manent po>ition considered and salary dependent upon 
future opportunities. 

296. .\n .\nierican citizen, 41 years old. Twelve years 
ix|)criince sales department and otudoor advertising man- 
ager with large eastern firm. WouKl like to be put in 
touch with eastern concern desiring local representative 
for salesmanship. Has ha<l three years' road salesman 
experience working outside of .San Francisco. Best of 
references Married, owns own home in San Francisco. 

297. I'ornu'r chief accountant in charge of foreign 
company's office in this city would like a position along 
similar lines, or combination position such as bookkeeper 
aufl cashier. Has fine references. 

298. Half days can be utilized by a man experienced in 
K'eiural lines of business Prefers something in the selling 
or collecting line Can furnish bond if desired, an<l is well 
acquainted in the city. 

299. Young man possessing initiative and executive ability 
wishes position as junior public accountant, or full charge of 
office. Has had over three years experience, and is willing 
to go anywhere. 

300. Huyer, who is also an experienced salesman, wishes 
a position requiring executive ability Is a single young man 
and therefore willing to start on a mo<|erate salary. 

301. Claim adjuster, nine years San Francisco experience; 
tiiorough training in export and import shipping, waterfront 
traffic and general railroad conditions; married. 40 years of 
age. Rest of references. 

W-302. Young woman having ten years experience with 
N'ew York commercial firms as bookkeeper, secretary and 
office manager desires executive position. Can furnish excel- 
lent references from former employers. 

A-303. Party has $25,000 to invest in going business re- 
quiring a<Iditional capital. Mantifacturing preferred. Will 
take active interest. 

307. Man who speaks and writes French and Spanish 
fluently wants an executive position with a shipping or 
machinery firm Mas had imiversify training in languages — 
craduate of Stanford l^iiversity. F.xperience consists of 
having successfully handled men on construction work; sev- 
eral years general office work and accounting; was for three 
years traveling inspector and rate maker for fire insurance 
rating bureau. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-304. An experi' • ' >• man wante<l for the 

Philippine Islands. 

A-305. Wanted a yoimg experienced accountant who is 
willing to go to the Philippine Islands 

A-306. .\ competent steamship man wanted to take charge 
of a steamship department of a large concern in the Orient. 
Must have satisfactory references and knoxv the steamship 
busine>-« 

Among the jirtirles ii|>oii uliiiji i-lian^es in clas.sifica- 
tion arc contemplated are: 

Door or Floor Mats: L-ad Pipe. Lead Pipe Fittings. 
Pig LeH«l. Calkiiid; Lead and Sheet Lead in mixed car- 

fniitinnpfl to naffe 102 



102 



San Francbco Chamber of Commerce ActivHie* 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If jrou »r« intcrettcd write to Foreiitn Iradf l>ep«n- 
mcnt of lh« Chamber of Commerce f»»mg number. 



ISOO. I r\all<>it I'rrrrt i rrancc) parly » 



'<>vi»iun exporter* 



to com- 
.„!ii desire 



%irout of 
•hi|K>«rnrr« 
•hipmrnt •>< vpiii \ 
«n«f t«» affanc^ for ' 

r- 

■ K' >aii 1 
N wnultl 



I.lan.!*' IMantcr*' Union. U de- 

'<• ropra dealer* and 

. jrrltntj thr *alc and 

' > ihc n Union. 

.i»r (if K' 1 on the 

I I I iirihrr informa- 

icni.) 

in in hrhalf of Chinese 

•c with importer* of ».-ill 

...i.» (22*0 tbt ) No I tirade 



I5ej. 'avItiL.' Iiranchea in Marteille*. 

and ^ nld liWe to communi- 

cate w . -'rved fruit*. California 

wine*. pre»ervr<i »i»h. etc. who iiiiicht wi'»h representation 
in t^f cilie« mrrMrmrrl ahove 

"^■^ San I '^ party, in hehalf nf Japanese 

wi*he» it* with manufacturers and ex- 

i •" (jenrra; ' raw materials, emery Rrain 

a wheeN. 1. clock springs, chemicals and 

.' ' ■ ints. varnishes. coatiuRs, dyes. 

\" - and prices. 

iiwi. ....... .,,-.... ,..••.> would like to act as exclus- 
ive aiteni in France for American firms dealinR in the 
f,.tl.,»it,.. artii-If* Dried and preserved fruits, raisins. 
J iii\. oatmeals, canned fish, preserved meats. 

I ketchup, etc. 

1506. Sydney f.^uslralia> commercial orKani7ation. in the 
interest of one of it« members would like to communicate 
with importers of grain and general produce merchants in 
this city 

1507. Osaka fT.-i "' I'kr to communicate 
with importers of . -. hairpins, etc Sam- 
ples on file in Forri<n • ;.,■..; tment 

1508» San Francisco ^Cal > commercial orRanization. in 
the interest of one of it« member*, would like to commun 
icate with manufacturers and exporters of tjinRhams 
mtnlins. chintz and cotton Roods: also with exporters of 
nery. and shoe polishing materials. 

Ir)09. Colon TPanama^ parly is desirous of representinR 
in the Renublic of Panama, a reliable California wine 
exporter. References 

1510. San Francisco (C»\y coinmrrcial orRanization in 
ihe interest of Japanese firm, would like to rnmmunicnte 
with manufacturers of wooden box-making machinery, both 
for cutting boards to the required sizes and also for 
nailing. 



TOT CHINA COMMERCE CLUB 

Thp China r'oiiim.n-.' CliiK r ntlv furinod to pro- 

inoto rommproo brtwoon China and tho T'nitoH States 
hy th»* intonnivo stndv of tho prohlrms afTpotine tho 
niime htm rWtoA tho followine oflTirors : Koboi^ Dollar. 
ProHiHont: Chn^ TT R^ntl'V. T-oiiis Cot?:. Andrew Car- 
rican and E. O. MpCormirk. Vipp-Pr«-HidpntH : S^'ward 
n MoNVar. ^^2 Pino Stroot. Troa-wror and Frank 
E. TTinrklry. Serrr-tary. Thr oflfico of tho Sorrotary 
ix at 1237 Mprrhant-s Exchanirr Rnildinp. 



RUSSIA SEEKS OUR MARKETS 

Mr. Nirholas T. Koiichoravv. manajrinjr numhor of 

thp f^rm of Koiiohrravy. T^mnofT & Company. Mosoovr. 

)« Btoppinir at thp TTotpl Plaza for a fpw wpoks. TTr 

IS to ro' to with parties intorostod in 

'/. via V k. boan pakp. sunflowpr pakp. 

.ind sntrar bppt sppd. 

Mr. Kouchpravy comps highly recommpnded and 
mpmbprn inten^«»d mijrht do well to personally inter- 
view him. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 



;ist 



week. Steamer Centrnlia. :I24 tonn. by W. A. I lain ^ 
inond & Company to fltilf Mail S. S. Company. Steam 
rr Columbia, by (flobp fJrain & ^Milliiiu' Company t«' 
r. S. (lovprnmviit. Stranipr San (5altri<l. \>y (Jardner 
Mill Company to fJulf Mail S. S. CompMiiy. Stpampm 
P. A. KillMirii. Hnakwutpr and fJeo. W. Kl.br. Ity C 
P. Dop Si C«»inpniiy to Crowley & Malioiiy Stianni 
Kair Oaka by S. E. Sladp Lnmber Company to Pan 
MeCormick & Company. 

Steamer S V. IlarknesH whieh wan lauiiehed from 
Skinner & Eddy's Yards, Seattle. arrive<| in port lant 
week in ballast, this new Standard Oil Tank Steamer 
is 4.T1 feet in lenjrth. 'M fe.-t beam and Iiri.fi feet 
depth «»f hold, and has a earryin»» eapaeity for 7ft.0(¥) 
barrels of fuel. 

The tonnaffe ehartereil and on the way t<» this port 
from the Atlantie Ranpe and Foreign Ports, ineliulintr 
Hawaiian Islands and Philippines, on May 11th 
amounted to :nn.782 tons airainst 2:18.710 for same 
date last year. This does not ineliulp a larce amount 
of tonnaf;e ponstantly (uittinc into this port for 
bunkers. 

The Steamer Solano arriving here May 11th from 
Mexiean porta broupht l.fXK) tons of serap iron. The 
very hiph priee oflTered for serap metal in this market, 
absorbs the freitrht eharpps and still makes it possiblp 
to the importer. 

The Emerald S. S. Line owned by Crowb-y & Ma 
hony of Sail Frnneiseo. whieh pnreluised the steamers 
of the North Paeifip S. S. Co. this week will eontinue 
to operate the vessels in the tra«le between this eity I 
and Portland. Ore. touehinp nt Co«.« ]\ny and Eureka 
as heretofore. 



CHAMBER LOCATES NEW INDUSTRY 
Last week the .lewell Steel MaUeabb' Compniiy 
of California broke pround on the site of their new 
plant on Potrpro Avenue between Twenty-fifth and 
Army Streets. This will be the only plant tuminp 
out malleable iron in this vieinitv. The only other 
plant of its kind on thp Paeifie Toast is a small one 
in the southern part of the state. A. TTaase and 
^Vm. T>awton. Prpsidpnt and Viee-presidpnt. resppet- 
ively of the f'oast Foundry Company, of this Citv and 
South San Franeiseo. are henvilv interested in the 
new eompanv. toeether with ^Valter E. .TpwpII nf thp 
.TpwpII Stppl and Mallpable Castine Co.. PufTalo. N. Y. 
The Industrial Department of the Chambpr takps eredit 
for loeatintr this faetory. whieh deeided on San 
Franeiseo after fully investieatinjr eonditions in the 
bav reL'ion. 

rnntinucd from pagr 101 
biad: Cbiiriis; Cement. Conerete or Masonry Wat.r 
proofing Compound: Traetor Attaehments for Automo- 
bib's: .Tunk Furs: Salt: Automobile Tniek Attaeh- 
mpnts: T^aundrv Tubs. Cpment. Conerpfp or Soapstone: 
returned, pmptv. sepond-hand Cnrriprs: Animal or Poul- 
Irv Coops or Crates: Patter Weights: Fireless Cookers. 
Steam Cookprs and Aluminum Cookinjr Ftpnails: ^ 
"Wooden Trellises: Ciears and Cicarettps; Stprilizers: 
SvruT>: Paris fireen: Fibreboard. Pulnboard or Straw- 
board Poxes: Cans or Bottles, emptv: Canoes. Row- 
boats .Tunk: Koofine: Vehielp Parts: Car Siirns: Poilpr 
Casinirs: Furnaees: M.tallie or Wooden Furniture. Raek 
and Hook: and Mnvine Picture Machines. 



-«»»«»««♦»> 



•'^H5M5i/''> 




CHAMBER ^FCOMMERCE ACTIVITI 



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7^/ic Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
KyKU\ im i<si)\^ — M\\ jimi. n»i7 



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ANNUAL BANQUET 

of the 

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 
Wednesday Evening, May 30th, in the Palm Court, Palace Hotel 

SPEAKERS 

Newell Dwight Hillis 

of New York 

James A. Emery 

of Washingfton. D. C. 

At the special request of President Frederick J. Koster, who is just returning from Wash- 
ington, D. C, the date of the Annual Banquet is set for Wednesday evening. May 30th. 

Mr. Koster has invited two speakers of National reputation to be our guests, and the 
affair will take the form of a patriotic demonstration. Inasmuch as the seating capacity is 
limited to one thousand members, you are asked to re8p>ond promptly with check. 

Seats will be assigned strictly in order of application. 

THE DATE 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30th, AT 6:30 P. M. 

THE PLACE 

THE PALM COURT of the PALACE HOTEL 

THE PRICE 

FIVE DOLLARS PER PLATE 



\I \KK ^'OLIR UKSKR\'A'ri()iNS KAK'LV 



HM 



S«n Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Enirfcd «■ tconJ cUss matter January 7. 1915. at the Pott 
Oflice At San Franciaco. California, under 
the act of March 3. 1879. 
Sab* * pff Yri- 

thr 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS 
At « inr«linir of tho newly .*l«*rti'<I Hoard of Din-c- 
.,f thi> • ' ' '<! iH^t wiM'k tli<* followinjr 

rn wcrt- ri'fliTled for tin* onKuintf 

> ••« r : 

rrrnidrnt. Fn'«1'*nfk .1. Kontor. 

Kirnt ^ ^«r«l H. .M«-N«-iir. 

S<>euiul . nd Mniunr«r. KoUert 

NVwton Io'n''h. 

Third Vicr-IVtiiidrnt. Oeortr- •" U......1m,.iii 

Tn'ajiurer, .Tniiu'H .1. Fapnn 

S«'i-n-t«r>'. T,. M. Kinp. 

Th«' foll.»wifiv» urn- tin' new nirmhi»n4 of \\u' Hounl 
of Dirrr' took th<*ir m-nts for tlif first timo: 

y\_ J. Hi in of M. .1. Itraiul- iistrin & Co : A. 

T. I)e Forrosl. Vice rresident I'liitJ-d States Stei-l 
I*r(«lurtii Co.: Fn^d S. Momiy of the M«»ndy Kstntr 
t'o.: W. T. Smith, President of the l^aeitie Ilanlware 
.^ -•• • Co.: and Frank I. Turn.- i'- -i'" -.«* »»- 
1 I'loiliinir I o 

CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE 

NEWSPAPER MEN 
The chnrit!'- Kii.inrstin.nt ( ounnittee in in re- 
..]]■' ,,t from the Ni\vs|»a|»er Men's f'luh 

,,t S;iii I .. an orjranization composeil px- 

. lusivi'ly o! wi»rl<iiur newspaper men. drawinf? 
attention to the faet that solieitors for varioii.s 
nll.jfed eharitahln »«nterpri»e« have represi-nted 
i> ne\vKpa|>er men connertf<l with th«* 
•1 Fraiieisro. 
Tli. ^ riiu«n's ('lul> woultl unatly ap- 

preoiat* information ahout any att<'nipt 

l»y any p«Tson to misiwe or misrepresent th<' name 
of the newspaper men or the I'ress of San Fran- 
ciaoo. 

The TharitieH Endorsement Committee Inform- 
ation Bureau. Kearny 112. ij» eo-operatin^ with a 
larc ■ r of various interests in its ondi-avor 

to - • falsi- and wronir soliiitatioii. 

PROTECT vournelves with a "NOTICE TO SOLICI 

TORS '• 
RELY M tl,. LIST OF CHARITABLE INSTITU- 
TIONS"' .n.lor.vtl i.y the lliariti.- Kn-l.-rs. m. jit 
« oimnittpe. 
DEMAND the fillinR out of an APPUCATION 

BLANK" hy all solicitors. 
CALL up the In" 1. K.arny 112. of tin- 

< harities V. iiittec and a.sk them 

to send you ilu- i*lK>ve furms if you have not 
aln-adv done so. 



May :n, 1017. 11 KK) a. m.. hida receive»l for mis 
ccllnneouK hardware, twds. etc., at tin- ofTi<i- of (Jen 

• ral I'urehaHini; Aijeut. AlaHkau KnKin.-.ruijf Ct.m 
miiwion. room 422 Hell Street Terminal. Seattle. Wasli 
F«tr further infornuition communicate witli Alaskan 
Knirineerint; (*oiiiiiiiNMoii. 2i»:{ 1'. S. Cjistom House. 
San Francisco. 

.liMi. 2. 1M17 at 11:(H» o'clock a. m., hy Office Depot 

• Quartermaster. V\. Mason. San Francisco. California 
liids will he opened for the furnishinjr of dried, pick- 
led and canneti finh ; flour. hakiuKpowder. canned Irish 
[lotatoes. evaporatcil apph's. peaches and prunes, cof- 
fee, eucumher pickles, hluck pepper, cinnauioii. trinjfer. 
lard, hutter. sirup, flavoring extracts, apples, aspara 
gUK, heets. cahhajfc. cherricK. mm, maccaroni. mush- 
rooms, pumpkin, rock salt, sardines, sauerkraut, chip 
s<»ap. hrown laun«lry soap, maple sirup, s«|uasli, su>rar. 
cotton thread, white, linen threa«l. hlaek : cotton hatli 
tow«'ls. huskaliat'k towels, etc. 

June 2. 1!)17. \0:'M) a. m.. (Seneral IMirchasinp 
Officer of The Panama Canal. Washiutrtou. I>. < 
liids will he opened for school e<piipment. 

.hine '». 1017. 11:0(» a. m.. Depot (Quartermaster. 
Fort .Mason, San Francisco. Cal.. hids will l»e opene«l ^ 

for suhsi.stence supplies, such as flour, licans. etc 

Itine 1(1, 1017, 10:00 a. m.. Depot (^uart.iniasl. I- 

.rt Mason. Cal.. will open hids for lumher 

June 18, 1!M7. 10:00 a. ni.. Depot (Quartermaster. 
Fort Mason. San Francisc«». Cal.. hids will h.- opened 
for hardware, ehemicals. packing hox-^ .mU j.nints. 
etc. 



ARMY CONTRACTS 
The Chamh.r is autliontiv.ly miviseti tha! lli.' < "iii 
inittee on Kmerjrency C(»nstruction of the Council of 
National Defense has adopted the policy of placing 
contracts with loeal people wht'Uever possihie. Some 
of the ('ontracts recently let related t«» re^rular Army 
plans hefore this Committee of the Council of Na 
tional Defense hejfan its work. 



BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE 
Yestri.la\ Di i;..,ik'« A. Si.iitli.son ot tli< Kxtcnsion 
Division of th<- I'niversity of California, hegan a 
-•urse in husiness correspondence in the Senior Ro«im ^ 
of the Ilastinjrs Collejfe of Law. City Hall. This U 
class will meet each Wednesday, at 8 p. m. for fifteen 
weeks. P'orty employees of the General Kleetric Com 
pany have just completed tJ,i< .Mins, Tin- fee for 
the course will he ^"i.OO. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitiei 



105 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 
ADVANCED FREIGHT RATES 

Tin- lntcistiift < oiuiini'i- ' oiiiiuissioii has ina|»|'<il 
out tilt- following; program fur cross examination of 
till' raiil rarriirs hikI i-oiitiiiiiatioii of \\\v ii«'arin|j; on 
t*HrriiT>' |»ftitioii for .nhiinct' in frcitrlit nit«'s: 

May M. 1917. 
EXPARTE NO. 57 
In re: Proposed increases in Freight Kates in Eastern, 
Western and Southern Territories. 

The further hearing in this niatter will be had at Wash- 
iiiKion, and as nearly as may be, on the following dates 
and in the following order: 

May 23-25. Cross examination of the witnesses for the 
eastern, southern and western carriers, in the or'der named. 

May 26. Representatives ot stockholders ot the Boston 
& Maine Railroad, and of New England ice and coal 
shippers. 

May 28. Shippers of live stock and grain. 

May 29. Shippers in the southeast. 

May 30. Lumber and fruit interests of the states of 
Washington and Oregon. North Pacific Coast shippers and 
representatives of shippers of brick, cypress lumber and oil. 

May 31 and June 1. Representatives of the state railroad 
and public service commissions. 

June 2. Canning and other California interests, including 
citruy fruits, nuts and cream separators. 

June 4-6. Witnesses presenting general statistical data. 

June 7-8. Carriers' rebuttal evidence. 

June 9, 11 and 12. Arguments, separated as to the three 
territories and in the order that the testimony of the 
carrierr wa? presented. 

It is requested that those proposing to attend the hearing 
will promptly so advise the undersigned, giving the date 
or dates on which they expect to attend. The hearing 
room of the Commission will seat about 160 people, and if 
more than that number will be in attendance, arrangements 
must be made accordingly in advance. 

(Signed) GEORGE B. McGINTY. 

Secretary. 

VALUABLE ARTICLES 

Sunset Matfa/iiM' is puhlisliinp in ourn'nt issues a 
valuable series of articles hearing; on the lii.story and 
present conditions of the Inhor situation on the Paoific 
Const. The Chaniher of Comnieree repard these articles 
as so timely that they will be placed in the hands of 
every menilH'r of the Chainber, Therefore, throujjh 
special arranf;einent with the publishers of Sunset 
Mafrazine. nietnbers of the Chamber will receive the 
magazine throu(;li the mail for a year bef^inning with 
.May. which time will cover the series of articles. You 
are especially re<piested to note these articles. Inci- 
di-ntally we are pleased to be able to furnish our mem- 
bership with this splendid ma(;azine, which is the only 
national organ publishc<l on the Pacific Coast and 
.serves to give wide publicity to the undoubted source 
of attra<-tion on the Pacific (,'oast. 

The May i.ssuc has alreatly been sent to <iur mem- 
bership. 

321. C'iim|utciit machiiirry. mill Mipply ami harchvarc 
man, aKr 29. married, with sales, purchasing. accountiiiK 
and enKinrering experience, wants connection with ({rowing 
firm. University t-diiration. can furnish bonds, and can 
handle rfTiciontly anythinK that comes up. 

322. Bookkeeper ami auditor with several years experience 
with street railway and niiniiiK companies desires position 
with a larKc corporation Is a hiKh class man and can 
furnish best of references. Ii 35 years of age. 

323. Man 36 years old. married, wants position where 
initiative and executive ability are required. Has had 15 
years experience handling general business — buyiuR and 

MinR. Can readily adapt himself to any business. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

W-308. .All exceptionally well <iuaiilie<l ortue w'oman 
l.'.^>e>siiiy tact and iniativc wishes a position of respon- 
>iliility. Is a college graduate, an<l can speak S|>aiiish and 
tit-rinan Is highly recommended by will kixiwn San Fran- 
vi^co business men. 

309. Sianiurtl University man. 25 years of age. married, 
who has had three years practical business experience as 
^telloKrapher, bookkeeper and accountaiu desire- a position 
a- accountant. Has best of references. 

310. .Sn elderly man. of good personality, well tjualiMed 
ai-coiintuiit and bookkeeper of some 30 years experience 
\\ isiies an cMiutivc position dcmandiiiK all <>r a portion of 
liis time, permanent or temporary. .Salary a secondary 
< onsideraiion. Can give best of local references. 

311. Fourteen years banking experience, 4 years cashier. 
1 ' .. years road position as collector and adju-ter with large 
m.u-hiiie concern. M years of age. Would like to secure an 
iMoutiNc position. Best of references furnished and bonds 
a^ required. 

312. Transportation man of 13 years experience in both 
rail and water transportation would like any transportation 
posilion Is past tjjc ilrafl a^;e, and can I'lirnish best of 
reiercnces. Willing to commence on a reasonable com- 
pensation 

313. Hotel auditor and accountant of ten years standing 
would like a i»ositif>n along these lines. Is 35 years of 
aKc. single and willing; to start at a moderate salary. Has 
excellent references. 

314. A man who for the past 11 years has been in the 
I'ustoms service in Santa Domingo as collector oi Customs 
would like an executive position. Can speak, write and 
translate Spanish. Was chief of the division oi translations, 
I'lireau of Insular .\fTairs, War Department. Has had a 
;;reat deal of experience in handling men and comes highly 
recommended. 

315. .\n experienced accountant and cashier, who also 
understands stenography wishes a position requiring ex- 
.lutive ability. Has h.ul ten years local experience. Is 
an .American citi/eii 40 years of age, and can lurnish ref- 
i-rcnces if desired. 

316. Civil engineer who has had five years experience as 
I'uilding and railroad contractor in ligypt, Palc'^tine and 
Syria would like a position with a local concern that can 
make use of his services. Speaks Knglish. l-rench. Italian, 
<icrman, .Arabian, Servian and some Spanish. Has recom- 
mendations from local t'irms and people relatixc to character 
and ability. 

317. A sales manager who has had five years experience 
in the selling departments of leading electrical manufac- 
turers wishes a position along similar lines. Has also had 
rxpcriencc in electrical engineering work. 

318. .An experienced .San Francisco business man. leaving 
lor the east about June 1st, is desirous of arranging to 
handle import.nnt matters (buying, adjusting, collecting, 
facilitating shipments, etc.) while in .Minneapolis, Milwaukee, 
(liicago, St. I.ouis. Cincinnati. Cleveland. Detroit. Pittsburg, 
i'hiladelphia. New York. New Haven. Bri<lgeport. Boston, 
Portland and other manufacturing centers. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-319, .An experienced import and export man. with 
some knowledge of shipping, to act as representative of 
local concern in Puget Sound port. State age, experience 
.iml references. 

A-320. Stenographer and typist, young man under mili- 
tary age wanted by a large importing house. Prefer a 
young man living at home. In reply state age, cxperince, 
ability and references. First class opening for a suitable 
man. .Address "A" Box 2169, Station "B" San Francisco. 

Wanted partner with $1,000 to take half interest in 
general line of machinery of a large firm located in the 
Fast, to act as representatives for California and Nevada 
$.^00 of this amount to be paid down, balance from the 
business. I am a manufacturers agent with establt-li<>d 
trade in other lines; have my own ofTicc and more bii^i; - 
than one man can handle. Party must be able to join :n. 
in mv ofTicc. 



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San Frwiciico CK*mb«r of Comm<fc< Activhi— 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

U you .re mtcie.tcd write to lotcn:» Ir-J* l)ep*n- 
mcnt o( the Ch*mb«r of Commerce livtnn number 



Cuba 



.!.( tiWr Id comraunicatr 
I r served frait. 



1511. lU^an* <« 
«ilh Americ»f '"^ 
miKhl «Uh rr 

1512. !> 
with ex| 

1515. Ma«tlar party *oald like to ^o'"-"""; 
.atr mi.h eM»ortcr, . ry ROod.; »l»o w'.h firm, wh ch 
„u8hl Ik intcrc.tcl in importmn (ood»tuff« (rom above city. 

.... V ■ ■ 'i'kc to communicate 

..? ;- , Uc in position to 

«itn Lai , , "^ 

•opply yuiui*; ur^nK'- if*"*"^ "^^ Mi.i.....Mi auroaa. 

1515 r^fi* (France) party would like to communicate 
V of preserve* in thi» city who might wi»h 
in France and poMibly Italy 

1516. Kobe (J.. ^ou\d like to cor with 
manufacturer* ar>. > * « f iron hoop. «oil 
and leather. 

I«I7 , ».. .iii> lartv xv..ii1fl like to communicate 

..r ;■ , nuch a* peanuta. oil«. 

rJln. I - '•"'•"« "' ''"'"'* ^'"'' 

canned good*, etc. 

1S18. San Frar-- — '«"-'' party, on behalf of British 
client*, would l.l. >««^. *i<h fir",, which • 

be interencd in a . . ^" 'n this city for Gu. 

Foreign Extra Stool. 

1S19 HeUingfora (Finland) firm would like to communi- 
cate with exporter* of dried fruit, principally apncot*. 
peachet and pear*. 

VISIT OF COMMISSIONERS 
On .lun»> 21st ntui Jir.i. Um- Liii..i.. r Tra<l.' Commis- 
sioners of tlir rnit»-<l Statos Huroau of Forrifrn nn.l 
Domentir rommerce will hold .oiiforpn.es in San 
Frnn.-is.o with Lnmhor Mannfaotnrors Ajworiations 
for the purpoH." of informing themsolvos as to ox- 
port trad.^ methods. Rradinjf. complaints of importej-* 
abroad. ol.Hta.-l.s to pr^atrr export trade, ete. In 
this thev will have the cooperation of the Foreifrn 
Trade liepartment of the Chamber. Further details 
of these important conferences will be (riven -"t Intrr 

COMMITTEES NOTICE 
The IU>ard of Directors at its last meotinp decided 
that all eommittees of the Chamber would hold over 
until the return of President Kostcr. and the appoint- 
ment by him of the new committees for the ensuinp 
fiscal year. 

MEETING OF PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING 
MEN CALLED 
On the miuauv. ..i ti..- Soatti.- Chamber of Com- 
merce the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the 
Pacific Coast have called a mectinjr for 10 o'clock 
Monday »• May 28th. in room 2^1 Merchants 

Kxchanc. - to consider the shippiuK problems 

during and after the war. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

Mnrire St. .lamea waa aold last week by the Alaska 
l'..,rc. CMinpaiiv of Taecmia to James Rolph, Jr., of 
t|„s . Hv. pri..' paid said \o be ♦.'Wl.OOO. Vessel was 
built in' IHHM at Hath. Me and is 1.4'.:i net tons, and 
will be used liy the U«.lph Navipntion A: Coal Com 
pany as a carrier of lumber and coal aloiiK the cAast. 

l*atn»l i»rder No. 'A and 4 in re»ranls to reirulations. 
whieh must be observed by master mariners upon 
enterinjf and leaving the harbor of San Krai.eis.o. 
have been rceeive«l at this d.partment. Shipowners 
and iiiaatera of all crafts can see same tipon ap|»Iyun: 
at the Marine Department (»f the Chamber -f « ■"•. 
merce. 

Coastwise lumber rates are advancing. The going 
rates at present from Cohinibia Kiver and Puget 
Sound loading p<»rts to San Francisco are ♦6.50. Xa 
Southern California ports .t7.r>0. This is an increase 
of :»0 cents in the rates that bav been in effect for 
the past few months. 



OUR WASHINGTON WIRE 

Washingtcm. May 21. 1017. 
Opposition to incpiitable and inadequate tax bill 
proposed by House of Representatives has crystallized 
into deti-rmined demand f(»r wholesale recasting of 
entire bill. The Senate Committee on Finance has 
tliereforc decided to make drastic changes which will It, 
bf. ef|uivalent to drafting new plan of taxation. The 
protest against unjust taxation of excess profits will 
be heeded. There is also strong probability that 
Senate will devi.se plan for spreading eost of war 
over thirty years instead of f..ll(.wing plan of trying 
to "pay as you go" which is now admitted to be im- 
possible without di.sorgani/.ing the very productive 
f-nergies that are needed to win the war. Ameri«-an 
industry cannot be taxed to suffocation and at same 
time expand with the ra|.idity and diversity required 
bv war. Hundreds of representative business men 
from every part of the Cnited States have made these 
facts clear to Senate. It is now expe.ted that H«uise 
will pa.ss bill without serious effort t.. perfeet it and 
will wait for Senate amendments whi.h will then be 
agreed to by House. 

Senator Phelan is actively at work paving way for 
favorable action by Congress in establishment of 
great Naval Base in San Frnnciser. Hay. Supple- 
mental r..,w.rts from the H.lm Commission are 

a%vaited 

War Department has ref.rre.l to General Liggett 
manv applications from Paeifie Coast points for new 
Armv training camps. Los Angeles has asked for one ^ 
of these eamps. Shipping board has left first con- 
tracts for steel and wooden ships to several Paeifi. 
Coast companies and many other eontraets are soon to 
be closed. 



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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 





Vol. 4 





jt..%T[D JU\^^'* 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
i:\ i:k\ rm KSI)A^ — \\\\ .iisi. i«m7 



C^o. 22 



PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING MEN MEET 



A spfcinl riin'r>j«'ij»'y iiuM-tiii^; of tin- As.suciattMl 
rhnnilirrs of ('omnuTre of tin* l'ai*ific Coast was lifld 
in till" Assembly Room of tlu' San Krancisc-o ChamlxT 
nf CorminTce last Monday for the |)ur|)osi' of coiisifl- 
♦•ring tin* proMfin wliicli now confronts tlic country 
<»f providing immediatrdy a great American Mendiant 
Marine for service in over-seas commerce. 

Krcdcrick .1. Koster. President i<\' th.- Sin I'l.iti.i-s.-o 
Chamber of Commerce, presided 

Twelve cities were re|>resented l»y «i^•lc^;at^^s and l.')() 
prominent shipping men attended the meeting. 

The following resolution was passed at this 
mooting: 

Recognizing that the world war has ini|tosed upon 
the President an<l our Oovernment tlic |»r()l>lem of 
providing immediately a great American merchant 
marine for servi«-e in over-seas commerce, and that 
the T'nited States Shipping Hoard and the rnite<| 
States Council of National Defense are undertaking 
the solution of this prohjem, not only to meet the 
emergeney of today hut also to |)rovide a permanent 
American merchant nuirine for service in the erpially 
critical commercial conditions that will follow the 
close of the war. and that the sueeess of this work 
is not only essential to the efforts of the Allies to 
enti the war an«l thus remove the menace that threat 
ens the lives of our manhoml, hut is also vital to the 
permanent prosperity of all our people having agri- 
cultural and industrial products to sell in the markets 
of the world. 

TTTEREP'ORK. it is the sense of this meeting that 
we, the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the 
Paeifie Coast, representing the united eommereial in- 



terests of the I'acilic Coast. ofVer <»ur help arni |»ledge 
the earnest eoo|)eration of our organizations to the 
I'nited States Shipiung Hoard and the T'nited States 
CoJincil of National Defense in working out these 
problems. 

That for the pur[»osc of extending such he|[). wt- 
recommend that the firesident of the A.ssociated 
Chambers of Commerce of the Pacitic Coast appoint 
a committee of not less than fifteen representative 
n>en from the membershi|) of the Associated Chambers 
of Commerce of the Pacific Coast, who shall be 
authorized and instnieted to co-operate with the Uni- 
ted States Ship|)ing Hoard and the Cnited States 
Council of National Defense; that this committee be 
es|>ecially asked to develop plans that will bring to- 
gether similar group nu-etings of business a.ssociations 
in the Gulf States, on the Atlantic Coa.st and in all 
parts of the United States in order that these arms 
»»f our National Oovernment may have the fullest 
I)ossible co-operation of business men in all i>arts of 
the «'ountry and that every help may be ext«'nded to 
them not only in nu'cting the present emergen«'y bjit 
also in i)roviding the permanent merchant marine 
essential to the over-seas commerce of the United 
States. 

The personel of this Conunittee will Ix- armoiine.-d 
later. 

SHIP SPECIFICATIONS AND PLANS 
The Foreign Trade Department of the r'hamber has 
received copies of the plans and specifications of the 
Oovernment ships which are to be built. These can 
be seen upon application to that department. 



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San FrancUco Chamber of Comntercc Aclivitie* 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

■M«r«d M MCondcl«u matter Januarjr 7. 1915. at the Pon 

Office at San Franciaco. California, under 

tb« act of March 3. 1879. 

Sahacrii.ii.ti I'ri, r I ••. tciu* per Year 

by «hc 
SAN FRANl . K OK CO.MM F.RCE. 

Merchants Ekc .-. 465 California St. 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 

l-'l^ 11 MK> ji. 111.. Alu.Hkan Knt;iniM>rini; 
^*" •». «t S«'attlr. Wn<4hiti(rton. will o|M»n l»i<lH 

for f^lnll^lllIl^r on IVr in Smttli". ]npo hikI fitting, 
plumliin^; nrxi heatinfr Hupulirs. tiihoH. I'lfctriral flnsh- 
liirhU mill halt<'ri«>s, ptc jilanks and inforinatioti can 
h* i from nfT'u'v of thr Alaskan Kntriii»'«Tinj» 

f*' :•. 2t».'{ CiiKtom IIonH«>. San Francisco. 

.lun. >. 1;»I7. 10 (XI H ni.. \\w Depot (^nart«>nnastrr. 
Forf ^fn-ion. S«n Fraricisro. ("al., will open hiils for 
n>i lis sup|>lifs. Hlaiiks and information can 

h« . ! from the ahove named ofTiccr. 

Jun«' 9. 1917. 10:00 a. m. The Depot Qiiarterniaster, 
Fort Ma.Hon. San Franci.seo. Cal . will open bids for 
fiirniMhinf; Ti.JMH horseK and 2.4H4 mules. Speeiti«'ation8 
will he furnished hy the ahove named officer. 



LIBERTY LOAN 
WcIIm Fargo & ruiiipaiiy is aiiiioun<>ing to it.s em- 
ployes an installment plan wlierehy they may suh- 
ik-rihe through the company to the "Liberty Ijoan." 
and pay for their hondn in aemi-monthly installment.^ 
co%-erinij a pericwl of one year. 



The .-\etna Life Insurance Co.. nnd its allied com- 
panie.s announces a plan whereby its a(rent.s an<l em- 
ployes may subseribe for the Liberty Hon<ls. and pay 
for the same on the basis of fivf per cent each month. 

CAXIfORNIA CALLS YOU 
The above in the title of the new book juHt pub- 
lished by the I'nion I*a«*itic Railroad Co. It is very 
hand.Homely illustrntf^d and portrays to the hfnt ad- 
vantage the interesting features of California. San 
Franeis4M» is pivi-n very prominent mention. 

VOLUNTEERS 
In connecti«»n with the re(fistration of selected men 
for military' service, which will take place on June 5. 
the Nathan-Dohnnann Co.. has tendered to registrar 
Zemansky the services of its employes, who are not 
rei|uir»Ml under the law for military ser>'ice. to aet as 
r- ' ' - This to be done without cost to 

t! -e. 

EDUCATORS SHOULD ATTEND 
The National Kdui-ation Convention which will be 
held in Portland. Oregon. July 7th. to 14th. next, has 
unusual signiHcanee beeatise of the war sittiation and 
the fact that the i revolves around the idea of 

patriotism jumI |u -.s. As many as pos.sible of 

the teacli •% of San Francisco should 

attend, r as given it his endorsement. 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE 

CHAIN LETTERS 

The attention of the Charities KndorKement Com 
inittcc is again called to the nuisance of the CII.MN 
I.KTTKH. with particular reference to a chain letter 
re.piesting a i-ontribiition of twenty four cents for thf 
purchase of chloroform to use in the hospitals of tin- 
Allies, the money to be sent to Miss Klizabeth Whit 
man. Superintendent of .Nurses. .New York Kye an<i 
Kar Intirmary. 21H 2nd Avj-nue. New York City. 

One railroad man. who disapproves of th«' chain 
letter systi'in on principle, at once became suspicious 
He telegraphed to the representative of his road in 
New York. Promptly eanie l»ai-k the following reply: 

"Miss Whitman. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, per- 
mitted her name to be used some few years aRO. but for 
some time has been endeavoring to break the chain." 

This matter was nferred to in the " .\ctivities" of 
March ir.. 1017. 

Another chain letter in eirciilation at the prex-nt 
time is .sent out presumably by the French Consul. 
Si'attle. Mr. L. Ilerriette. P. O. Box 1S71. recpiesting 
a contribution of twenty-five cents for the purpose 
of founding a special American hos|»ital in Paris for 
Wounded in the face and jaw. and claiming that the 
American National Hed Cross will donate !k2.0O0 in 
cash for every !|5lH.0(K» raised. 

The Charities Kndorscment Committee is advised 
by the American National Hed Cross that the letter 
is fraudulent and steps have been taken with the 
pr(»per authorities to put a stop to this letter. 

The Charities Endorsement Committee desires to 
IMPIJKSS on tlw membership these facts: 

A CHAIN LETTER is a wrong method of solicitation. 

A CHAIN LETTER should not be passed on to other 
peofile. but destroyed. 

A CHAIN LETTER is n(»t sanetion.-d by tlu' Ameri- 
can National Hed Cross as a means ff»r raising 
funds. 

A CHAIN LETTER is not reeognized by the Cliari 
tits Ilmiorsi iiMtit r'nmmittee a<j n proper form of 
.solicitation. 

Please reriHMiitxr tii'- ain)\r la<l«« aiul notify 
any person sending you a chain letter, that you 
are breaking the chain. Your eo-(»peration will 
help in putting a stop to this annoying and 
illegitimate method of .solicitation. 

The proportion of the membership tising the 
••NOTICK TO SOMCITOHS" form, the "SOLIC- 
ITOHS APPLICATION BLANK* form, and the 
"LIST OF INSTITCTIONS KNDOHSFI) BY 
TlIK CIIARITIKS KNDOHFJ^IKNT COMMIT 
TKK" is small compared to tin- total in<-tnb<r 
ship. WIIYT 

Call up the INFOHMATION lUHKAl <.f the 
Charities Endorsement Committee. Kearny 112. 
and ask for the forms, and they will be sent lo 
you at once. 

DO IT NOW. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activilie* 



109 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

CALIFORNIA RAILROADS PROPOSE 15% 
I ADVANCE IN FREIGHT RATES 

The ( "alittiniia iailrt»inls luivc filitl a jxtitiiiii with 
tiu' ( 'alit'iiriiia Kailroa*! Coiiiinissioii asking Itrriiiission 
to incn-aM' all iiilrn-stati* frci^'jit rat«*s L't' , , with th«' 
exception of some rut«'s that are affected liy water 
coiiipetitioii aiui oltviotisly eaiuiot he iiiereased to 
that extent. 

As soon as this applieation Iihs been set for heur- 
int?, notiee will appear in tlie "Activities" in order 
that all shippers may he advised and take whatever 
action thcv deem nci-cssary to protect llicir interests. 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC GRANTED PERMISSION TO 
RETAIN MORGAN LINE STEAMERS 

The TriilVir IliiicMii lias just iiiei\ cil a cii|>y of an 
order from the Interstate Commeree Commi.ssion 
dated .May 12. 1!M7. (rrantin^; fidl permission to the 
Southern I'acilic Company to retain owncrshij) of its 
Mor^ran Line steamers plying hctween (Jalveston. New 
Orleans and New York. 

I'nder date of January 24. 1!>17. the Commission 
rentlered an opinion stating in jjeneral that it ap- 
|>eared the Southern I'acilic Company should he al- 
lowed to retain its steamer line, hut tliat before this 
I»ennission coidd I'c vrranted in its entirety it would 
he neees.sary that certain ohjectionahle practices be 
removed. Now that the railroad company has filed 
tarifTs eliminatint; the objectionable i)ractices referred 
to. the Commission has rendered its final order. 
. This is of jrreat importance to San Francisco and 

' ('alifornia ship|)ers in that a much more efficient 
service is possible when the steamer an<l rail lines 
are under one nuinasrfttieiit than if under two distinct 
managements. 

Freig-ht Rate Advance Case 
Mr. Setii Mann. Attorney and Mana«rcr of the 
Traffic Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, has been 
in Washington. I). C.. continuously since May r)th. in 
c(tnne<'tion with the Interstate Commerce Commission 
hearing; and investi>ration on the |ictition of the rail 
carriers for a l-") per cent advance in freifriit rates. 

The Traffi<' Hureau has prepared five exhibits re- 
lating to the present and |)roposcd rates and they 
have been forwarded to Mr. Mann for use in the 
ca«e. The Chamber sent an expert on transportation 
cost to Washinjrton. May 17th, to analyze figures 
presented by the carriers and to prepare such data 
from the records and reports on file in Washinpton 
MS Mr. Mann reipiires. This expert is in the exclu- 
sive service of the Chamber of Commerc for this 
spei'ial fuirposc. The shippers' presentation of their 
side of the question l>egan Monday, ^^ay 28th. 

MISLEADING CIRCULAR 
A circular has been sent out to various California 
shippers by a firm in San Francisco soliciting their 
patronage and the privilege of representing such 
shippers in the above case through the services of 
the expert employed by the Chamber. Members of 
the Chamber of Commerce are hereby informed that 
Mr. Jerome Newman, the Chamber's expert, is em- 
ployed solely by the Chamber for the purpose of 
assisting Mr. Mann in the Rate Advance Case and 
is not employed by any other organization. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

324. Ui>tn to a puMiioii m ;iii luiiniuK wiiii liiinni- <>( 
office — exfculivc e-xpcriincc in corporalioiis. cxpi-riciicc in 
luisincss fXpcrtinR and efficiency, njanut'acturinK, conunercc 
and transportation. 

325. An able sales inana«ir of wi»le experience wishe.s a 
position with a San l"rancisco firm alunj? these hues Is 
also an etTuient office man and correspondent. 

326. .Accountant of ability cai>ablc of assuming respon.sihlc 
position in any capacity desires position. Mas good cre- 
dentials. !>0 years of age and has the ability to make good 
for some firm needing his services. 

327. Office manager, eight years cxperimcc present posi- 
tion; six years previous with Southern Pacific Co., would 
like to n>ake change, preferably as private secretary or con- 
fidental work; tlioroughly familiar with all details of office 
administration Married, native son; best of references; 
iliirij-live yearN old. 

328. I'osition wanted as country branch manager in gen- 
eral merchandise or milling concern by a man who has had 
15 years selling experience in different lines. Can furnish 
best of references. Mo<Ierale salary. 

329. Married man. i2, having executive ability. 17 years of 
hardware, iron, steel and commissary buying. Thoroughly 
familiar with handling of supplies and equipment in large 
(|uaiuities, having knowktlge of prices, (lualities. etc. desires 
a position with some lirm requiring such services. 

330. .Manufacturers agent now doing business with large 
industrial plants and public utility corporations on the Pacific 
Slope, desiris to represent one or two local manufacturers 
of machinery, electrical apparatus or other appliances. 

331. Young man of 3i wishes executive position. Has had 
6 years experience in street railway accounting, two years in 
steamship office and 3 years with manufacturers agents. Is 
capable of taking full charge of pay-rojl. auditing aiid general 
ledger work. Willing to furnish bond. .Mso willing to go 
to c.)untry town if opi)ortunity offers. 

332. Position wanted as card indexer, cataloging, tracing, 
etc. Experience*! in electrical and mechanical drafting offices 
througliout the eastern states and abroad. 

333. .Middle aged man, single, well educated, with hnig 
business experience, good bookkeeper, used to handling 
money and speaking several languages would like position as 
bookkeeper, cashier or any other position of trust. Best of 
references furnished. 

334. Experienced export and import man. 27 years old, 
textile and code compiling expert, especially qualihed for 
business with the Orient wants position as manager of ex- 
port and import department of manufacturing concern or 
general export and import house. Has held similar positions 
an<l can furni>h excellent references. Has a knowledge of 
I'rench and German. 

335. Young man who is disciualifud for enlistment, but 
having executive ability would like a position as purchasing 
agent. Has had eight years experience with local concerns. 
Is also a capable salesman and well ac<iuaintcd with local 
wholesale trade. 

336. A man of 43 who is well qualified to manage foreign 
trade department or business would like a position along 
these lines. Is also an experienced accountant and knows 
several languages. 

337. A man who has just sold his business in a small 
town in California would like a position as manager of a 
retail establishment. Has had a great deal of hardware ex- 
perience and can furnish best of local references. 

338. Man of 48 having had experience in grain buying and 
shipping department of concerns would like a position as 
office manager, or some position requiring part office and 
part outside work. Has very good references. 

339. Thoroughly experienced general office man, capable 
of handling statistical work and competent to act as private 
secretary wishes position. Best of references. 

340. Hacked by l."^ years experience in two of the largest 
houses in California, as bookkeeper and au<Iitor. including 
8 years bank experience on all desks, would like similar posi- 
tion. Is an .American citizen, 37 years of age. 

341. Man 38 years old with many years experience in 
machinery line, desires to connect himself with city depart- 
ment of local firm, or a firm represented here. Can furnish 
excellent references. 



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San Francisco Quunbcf ol CommMT* ActividM 



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

n you ar* inirrtttcd wrtie lo Foreign Trade l>ep*n- 
meni of ihe Chamber ol Commerce (iving number. 



•I alto like 

.>t« ..I H.ll. 



't Spain. Referent 



l^' like i.» . 

»'■ „ . .11 Ihc uiU' . .. 

paper yarn. Sample and price on file in Foreign Trade Dt 
partnirnt 



IS22. 
m. 

fru. , . 



Parii (France) firm wUhc* to corntnunicatc wiih 
rt and exporter* of canned preservet, evaporated 
■ . .cgelablea and canned ftch. Reference* 

IS2i. New York (N. Y.) firm having in hand the biiildinK 
of several tchoonert. woald like to communicate with ship- 
ping and other transportation concern* that niiRht l>e inter- 
ested as prospective buyers. 

1524. San Francisco (Cal.) organixatiun. on behalf of one 
of it» clients, would like to communicate with exporter* of 
wheat, flour, flour products, rolled oats and o.ttnieal 

1525. Cananca (Mexico) party would like to communicate 
with manufacturers of machinery used in the making of 
medal* and medallions. Want a hydraulic screw or drop 
press that will give enough pres<^ure to work metal *i inch 
thirk 



OUR ANNUAL BANQUET 

TIm" ( liamiM r > annual l>an>ju«t whiili was luld la.st 
night in th<> Palm Court of th«> Palan* Hotel whs 
mad<> H patriotic o<>ra»ion. Prosidont Fn'diTick J. 
KoMt'T |»rfHidi'd. .TaincK A. Kinory, «»f Wuslijntfton. 
1). <*.. and N.-wi'll Dwi^lit Ilillis. Pn.stor of IMynioutli 
Churrh. hrooklyu. N. Y.. woro (;uoHtH of honor and 
dcIiviTt'd adtln-Kscs. "Thf Roptihlic Worth Livinf; 
For and Wortli Dyinjr For" was the suhjrct of Doctor 
Ilillij*' addr<»}«. Ho waid **In this crisi.s the duty of 
the hour is to NU|)port our natural allies who arc now 
supporting and defending us from (^terniany's liattlc- 
shipn. " 



TOURING MADE EASY 

Tho«. Cook & Sons announce the renewal, during 
1917. of their appointment as Special Pas-senger 
Agents to the Philippine fioveminent and the main- 
tenance of their Manila oflTice for serving travelers. 
Pemonal attention by repreaentativeH throughout the 
worhl is one of the features of the direct service 
rt>ndered by this company, liooks illustrating many 
of their Oriental totim have just been iiwued and crfh 
be obtained at the local offices of the company. 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

SiandiiTtl Oil Company's Steamer I). (J .S,.ofiel.l 
utnuig here laitt Week from New York brought 
• HH» loHH „f ,.argo. consiNling of pipe, nui.hincrv 
hardware. ,.|e.. all of which is eonsignd to Ih. 
Standard Oi| Company to be uaed in different branches 
of the service throughout the Statoa. 

St. ..M.r Frederick H. Kellogg. 10.(MW» Ion oil tank 
' • ".MS launched on MHy l«uh from Moore & 
"^ ! Oakland: vessel \h being conHtniete<l for 
• rican I'etml. nm and Transp«irtalion Com 



pany. 

Steamer 
May 2(>th 
vessel has 



Kdna Chnsi.iiM.n took (<» the waters on 
fnun Chas. Full«»ns plant at San Pedro, 
a carrying capacity of 1.:.(M(.imm) f.ci of 

lumber and will be operated by Sudden & Cliristcnhon 

of this city, her owners. 

A new line of fast steamers between N«'W York and 
the West Coast of South America via Panama Canal 
will be put on by W. H. Cracc & Co. of N,.w York. 
The time from New York to Callaci will be 11 days. 

Ilind Holpli & Co. have chartered a schooner now 
building at Taeonwi. with capacity of l.(;(HI.(HH» feet 
of lumber, to transport cargo to South Africa at rate 
of .tfiO per M, duly «»r August loading. 

Mitsui & Co. this week charti'n-d the Norwegian 
Steamer Stolt Ni«'lsen. now under course of «'onstruc- 
tic»n at Seattle, on tinu- charter to the Orient at '»(» 
shillings. July loading. 

Strutliers & Dixon have placed the .lapancHe 
Steamer Kenkcui .Maru No. K on the berth for Yoko- 
lianui. Kobe aixl .Shanghai, loading at San Francisco 
.ftily l.-ith. 

A consignment of 1().(MM( cases of potato)>s and '},(MH) 
cases onions, for local merchants, arrived here last 
week on the Uritish Stcam«*r Waitotara from Sydney. 
Australia. This is the largest shi|)incnt of potatoes 
ever received here from Australian ports. 

The keel for a new power schooner for .\tkins. 
Kroll & Co., was laid at Stone's shipyard this week. 
The vessel will be natne<l Palawan, and be used in 
the South Sea Island trade. 

British Steamer War Knight, built here for the 
Cunard S. S. Company, left the port on Iwr maiden 
voyage on May 2.'»th for Portland where the vessel 
will load grain for a foreign port having been 
chartered by Ibilfour (Jnthrie & Company, tonnage 
(».2.'IH net and has a tarrying capacity of over 1(),(KK> 
tons. 

(terman Ship Kurt which has bei-n interned in the 
Columbia Kiver since September 11, 1014. has been 
charti'red to load lumber for Antofagasta by Dant 

& l{lis.sc|l. Rate $:{.').00. 



CENSOR NOTICE 

Tlic Western CnioM T<lcgraph Company piiblishcK 
the f«»llowing circular CSo. 76) : 

"We are advised that nn<lcr V. S. Censorship regu 
lations the numbering of cable messages by senflers < 
is not permitted. This does not apply to Trans-Atlantic 
cables. 

Cwles mentioned in my circular No. 7.5 dated May 
24th are authorized for use to the Hawaiian Islands" 



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GOVERNOR VETOES INIQUITOUS MEASURE 



It is a matter of extreme conKratiilation to the 
luisiness eommiinity of the State tliat fJovemor 
William I). Stephens after mature drlilM'ration, Hnally 
IxM'ki't v«'to«»«l" the ini<|iiitou.s atul rrvolutionary 
Anti-Injmiftion Hill intrtxlmetl at the last session of 
thi> Li'jrislature at the instigation of the American 
F«'(lt>ratiun of Labor. Wliile the hill jtassfd hoth 
houses under pressure from the powerful labor union 
^ot^' at Saeramcnto, no effort was spared by this 
' hamher and President Koster to convince Governor 
Stf'ph«'ns that the bill should be vetoed. 

Throuph teleprams. letters and personal appeals 
nmde l»y the Chamber under instructions from Presi- 
dent Koster. most of the leadinp commercial orpaniza- 
tioiis of the State and many important firms and in- 
dividuals iniited their opposition to the bill at a public 
liearinp before the Governor on Monday. May 21st, 

Mr. Max J. Kuhl was the .spokesman for this Cham- 
l>er of Commerce and a fjreat number of other orpan- 
i/ations and firms at this hearinp. 

The followinp orpani/ations amonp nmny others 
were represented : 

Marysville Chamber of Commerce, Marysville; Napa 
<'hambcr of Commerce. Edith Roberts: Merchants & 
Manufacturers Assn. Los Anpelos. K. G. Judah : As- 
sociated Jobbers of I^os Anpeles. F. P. Grepson. Sec: 
< hamber of Mini-s & Oil. Los Anpeles: San Diepo 
Chamber of rommerce. W. S. Dorland. Pres. ; Watson- 
ville Merchants As.sociation : Manufacturers Associa- 
tion of San Diepo: Pasadena Hoard of Trade. Fred E. 
Wilcox. Pres.: Heddinp Chamber of Commerce. Ho.scoe 
.1. Anderson. Pres. : Chamber of Commerce, Los Anpe- 
Ic.s, Mr. Sale. Pres.: Salinas Chamber of Commerce. 
John Souza. Pres. ; Employers Association of Alameda 
& Contra Costa Counties; Merchants. Manufacturers 



& Employers As.sociation of Stockton; Chamber of 
Commerce of PVesno. 

This is probably the first time that the major com- 
mercial orpanizations of the State have united in a 
definite lepislative cau.se. and this compact alipnmcnt 
holds out preat promises for the futur<' in securing 
for the business element, a just treatment at the 
hands of elected officials. 

In addition to these larpe orpanizations represented 
by our spokesman, there were many other organiza- 
tions which communicated directly with the Governor. 

Great credit must be piven to the bn'al and en- 
thusiastic sui)port of the Los Anpeles Merchants & 
Manufacturers Association throuph their President E. 
G. Judah and to the Los Angeles Times for editorial 
support. 

On SatJirday, June 2nd, President Koster sent the 
followinp wire to a larpe list of organizations, firms 
and individuals that had piven their support to the 
defeat of this radical Icpislation: 

•IN THE FACE OF A SITUATION THAT 
SEEMED ALMOST TO PHECLIDE ANY Po.v;si. 
HILITY OF SrCCESS (JOVEHNOH STEPHENS HAS 
KILLED THE ANTI-INJINCTION HILL. THIS HE- 
SILT WAS ONLY MADE POSSIHLE HY THE 
POWEKFIL COOPEHATIONS oF INDIVIDCALS 

AND ok(;anizations riiiioiinioiT this 

STATE. YOCHSELF AMONC THE N CM HER IM- 
PRESSING ON THE GOVERNOR THROC(;iI CLEAR 
Cl'T ARGIMENTS SIPPORTED HY THE \VEI(;HT 
OF LEGAL ACTHOIHTY THAT IT WAS AI'.SO- 
LITELY IMPERATIVE THAT THIS HILL SIIOILD 
NOT HECOME A LAW. FOR YOIR LOYAL CO- 
OPERATION I AM DEEPLY (JRATEFl'L 



BUY A LIBERTY BOND 



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S«n Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitiei 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 
OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 

Entered «■ •ccondciasi matter January 7. 1915. at the Pott 

Office at San Francikco, California, under 

tb« act of March 3. 1879. 

Subvcriplion Price Ki<ty Cent* per Year. 

PublUhed weekly by the 

SAN T • ■ *V:ER of COMMERCF 

Mer iiR, 465 California St , 

Siii Ifiiicisco 



FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW 
CALL KEARNY 112 



BUSINESS FOR YOU 

Juiif S. l!M7, by Alaskan Knpui««'rinK' «'»)ininiK.sioi). 422 

'^ " Strrrt TiTTninnl. S«Httlo. WuHliiiiKton. hiils will Ik- 

d for the furnishinjf of wirt* rope sockets, injec- 

' ta|»s iiikI <li«»s. pipe vises, fire ptitnp, tin' 

uiiiilows nint doors, fjlnss. Portlniul Ce- 

lu.m. 1..: roll aiui eave troughs, roof- 

intr. waJ. i'-niriL* f«'It. corrupateil iron, 

journal luarin^fs, ' inaeliine tool an«l 

Mlank l»i«ls may h<- i npon nppliration at 

••fTi.i- of Alaskan Kn>rine«rinp lomniission. 203 U. S. 

CiiHtoni House. San Franeisi-o, Cal. 

June 14. ini7. at 11:(M) a. m. by Depot Qtmrtennas- 
ter. Fort ^' - California, hifls will be opened for 
supply ill _ ' potuuls of Irish I'otatoes and fiH.OfXi 

[H>uiid8 ot insh onions. 



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FACTORY BRANCH 
The International SiU.r ( Dinpany will open 
reet Factory branch in J»dy. at I'lO Post St. 

They %vill oreiipy the entire fifth floor, and will 
show a complete line of silverware and cut plass. 

Ti had a larjre and beautiful exhibit at 

tb«* inn nnd their present move is [»artly 

•1 ili.ir ' at that time, wliieh is m :•! 

_• by in<-; >usiness on the Pacific ('nasi 

K. \ . Saunders. Manafrcr. will be in direct charge. 

THE BUSINESS BAROMETER 

■tik < i'jiniiK'N inr May anmunifd to 
test in the history of the city for 
ati> >ii»»flt inoiitlt. riiis was an in«'rease of -tl 12.005.249 
ovt-r th»' eorrespouilinj: month of last year. 

C'ompand with the bank eb'arinjrs <»f the Pacific 
Coast, San Franci.H«'o exceedi*d by .t2<>.'),s:M.4H.'> the 
combined elearinffs of the next five California cities 
and exeei'detl the eombined clearinps of the next '<"V 
en Pa<ifie Coast Citieji by )M1.27.').( ►!».'». 
Tlw fiL'ur. s f..ll.iu 

San Francisco 
Los Angeles 
Seattle 
Portland 
Oakland 

Sacramento 

San Diego 
Stockton 



CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT 
COMMITTEE 

The Fortyf«»urll» Aunuitl .\ati«»nal Conference of 
Charities and Correction will open in Pittsburg on 
June 6th and continue until tho 13th. The con- 
ference will have for its purpose the tliscussion of 
Stieial I'roblcms brought on by the war. 

The Chamber will be represented by II. J. Ma^rinnity 
of the Charities Kndorscment Committee, wlm bft 
for Pittsburg. June 2nd. Mr. Maginnit.v will address 
the conference on the work accomplished in San 
FrancisctJ toward the elimination of frHudulent solici- 
I at ions. 

The Charities Endorsement Committee has saved 
the merchants of San Francisco more than a quarter 
of a million dollars by keeping them reliably infoniM'd 
upon the various methods of solicitntion employed 
by fake solicitors. This work can only be continued 
successfully by the co-operation of the members who 
are urged to use the "Notice to Solicitors" form, 
the "Solieitors A|»plieation Blank" form and the list 
of institutions endorsed l»y the Charities Kndorscment 
Committee. Call up the Information Bureau of the 
Charities F^ndorsement Committee. Kearny 112. and 
re«|U«'st tli.it fill- funiis lie sent yoii :if niicc. 

Mr. Average Man 



$390,874,088 
134.170.000 
90.744.998 
73.814.392 
22.654.085 
11.025.731 
10.647.593 
6.542.194 



I lie average man woiihl be a ready eoiit rilnitor 
to the Chamber of Commerce if lu* kin-w what it 
was doing. But the avcragi* man is usually con- 
tent to see matters progress and not to inrpiire 
the cause of such progression. That is why he 
nMiiains the average man. The Chamber of Com 
merce Activities is your official organ and its 
columns are open to your contributions. There 
are more than seven thousand readers ea<h week 
who would be interested to know that you havt 
enlarged your plant, closed a large contract or 
that your numager is on the way East after 
more business, etc Send these things in. written 
short and to the point and they will lie pul» 
lishcd. 

Commencing with the next issue, the "Activities" 
will contain eight pages in whiih the various 
activities of the Chamber will be told in more 
detail than has been |»ossiblc heretofore in tin 
limited spa<'e of four pages. Sen»l in your contri 
butions so that each member may know of the 
commercial and in<lustrial advance of San Fran 
lisi'.i. 



CHANGE IN STATE CONTRACTS 
The book of schedules showing the change in the 
manner of letting contracts for state supplies has 
been received by the Chamber and is on file with the 
Marine Department, where it may be seen by mem- 
bers interested. Hereafter, because of the unsettled 
con<litions of the market, the state will not ask for 
btng term contracts but will ask for bids quarterly 
for three months supply. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



113 



TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

^ Advance in California Freight Rates 

Tlic Caliloriiia Kailmail ( 'i(iiiriiissi<iii lias aiinouncod 
Juni' 21st. as tin* (lat<' upon which thoy will hi'^firi 
takin^r tfsfimiuiy on the applications of the various 
railroads and inland steamship lines. 

The TrafTie Hureau will he represented at the hear- 
inij and the prejiar.-itinn of exhibits has heen started. 
War Revenue Bill 
The war revenue hill now pendin^r with the United 
States Senate prop«»s«'s n tax of 'i |)er cent on the ^rross 
ninoiint of freight hills and 10 per eent on passenjrer 
fans and express hills. This measure is discriminatory 
and plac«'s undue hurden upon the Pa«'ifi«' Coast in 
that the peneral hasis of rates is higher in this part of 
the country than it i.s east of the Koekies, and there- 
fore under a i>ereentapre hasis we pay a greater pro- 
portion of taxes than do other sections. The Pacific 
('oast is further burdened hy rea.son of the fact that 
so much of the poods which we ship out or receive 
moves tinder long haul rates, while communities in 
the Middle West and the Kast ship and receive under 
rates which are short haul rates and necessarily lower. 
Therefore a greater burden is placed upon the coast un- 
der a percentage tax than under another basis. 

The Chamber has reuMstered its protest with Congress 
again.st this hill. 

Car Service Committee 

A local car ser\ ice eummiltee has been organized 
witli representatives from the railroa<ls and the State 
^ Harbor Comnnssion. and a representative of the Cham- 
ber of Conuncrce has al.so been asked to sit with the 
committee. This committee is a siib-eommittee of the 
Commission on Car Service in Washington, which is 
in turn a subcommittee of the Committee on National 
Dcfcn.se of the American Railway Association. 

The puri>ose of this organization is to gather all the 
facts as to the reasons for congestion and for shortage 
of cars and to do everytliing possible to remedy these 
conditions. Weekly meetings of the committee will be 
held at which reports will be received from various 
members and s;tep>i t;(l<en based thereon. 



CABLE AND RADIO REGULATIONS 

The Western I'nion T«'let;rapli ('nm|)any has just 
issued Circular No. 12S regarding the Serial Number- 
ing of Cablegrams and Radio Messages. Attached 
thereto is a copy of the Navy DejiartmeTit Cable Cen- 
sorship RcLMllations No. 2, efTective M.iy .'51 st. 

PROGRESS EXHIBIT 
The City Planning Progress Kxhibit. under the 
auspices of the C(»mmonwcalth Club (»f San Francisco 
and the San Francisco Chajiter, American institute 
of Architects opened yestenlay at the Palace Hotel. 
The exhibit which will contiruic for the next ten days 
contains dis|)lays from seventy cities of the rnited 
States showing the many plans made for commercial, 
industrial and city beautiful advancement. 

KOSTER ENROUTE TO NEW YORK 
Fred, rick .1. Koster. President oi the Chamber, ac- 
eompanierl by .lames A. Kmery, general counsel for 
the National Council of Industrial Defense are en- 
route to New York to attend a conference of eastern 
business men and financiers. 



PLACEMENT BUREAU 

The advertisements appearing in the Placement Bu- 
reau columns are always for executive positions only, 
but we take this opportunity of advising our mem- 
bers that we have many applicants registered with us 
who are seeking minor positions, such as clerks, 
office assistants and stenographers. If you have any 
kind of an office position, or need a salesman or 
collector, will you not call on us first — we may have 
the man or woman you are looking for on our list. 



W-342. Thoroughly competent accountant and book- 
keeper pusscssiiiK executive ability, energetic, tactful, trust- 
worthy and capable of assuming full charge of office cor- 
resiMiiidetice, etc.: (le^ires a position of rcsi>onsibiHty. 
lliKliest credciuials. 

343. .^n American wishes a position of trust with any 
coinnurcial, banking or financial institution, where the 
actual handling of cash is involved. Is married and can 
furnish very satisfactory references. 

344. I-lnergetic, honest, experienced man, age 47; best of 
bank references; wishes a position as office manager, 
cashier, bookkeeper, outside man or salesman for a high 
grade business firm. 

345 Factory cost accountant, auditor and efficiency ex- 
pert, desires position. Is willing to travel to any part of 
the j,'lnl)e, and furnish bond if desired. Highest references. 

W-346. I'irst-class all 'round office woman, club organ- 
izer, newspaper work and systematizcr; who is also study- 
ing for the Bar examination, wishes a position; is good 
si)eaker an<l campaign manager; wishes position re<iuiring 
initiative and executive ability. 

347. Bookkeeper, just past the draft age, who has had 
experience in lumber, banking and plumbing fixture busi- 
nesses would like a position witli a small firm where he 
could invest some money. 

348. .A young man, Spanish nationality, 30 years of age, 
competent office manager and bookkeeper, who has had 
several years export experience wishes position. Can 
speak several languages and has references from local firms 
as to ability. 

349. Chemical engineer who has had a large practical 
experience both in this country and abroad w«juld like a 
l)()sition with a chemical ur import and export I'lrm. Has 
an extensive knowledge of raw materials, and can furnish 
satisfactory references. 

350 Kxccutive having wide experience in corporation 
work desires connection with some good concern. Is 
goo<l in organization and office efficiency, and can give 
best local references as to integrity and ai)ility. 

351. .\ versatile business man, having all of these qual- 
ifications to a marked dev;rie. Intelligent credit kmiwleilge 
and experience. .Mile cr>rrespniulcnt, intimately familiar with 
collections and every detail of office work. .\ high grade 
accountant; has initiative and judgment. Competent in 
selling and to handle salesmen and sales campaign; has 
address, energy and ability. Will prove of value in all of 
these directions. 

352. .\ii efficient secretary with eipiipped office and all 
modern office appliances wouhl like to take charge of estate 
or act as secretary or business manager for associations or 
individuals. He-^t of references. 

W-353. Capable office manager wishes a position of 
trust and responsibility: has ha<l many years experience in 
this work, also as cashier and bookkeeper. Excellent local 
references. 

354. .An executive position dosire«l by a competent man, 
who has had 7 years experience in building construction 
work, and 8 years subdivision real estate work. Has first- 
class references. 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-355. .\ young man who lan invest about $1<K)0 or 
$15(»0 in a growing and reliable manufacturing business, 
can secure a position with a good salary and profits on his 
investment. 

A-356. .\ farm loan office in Oregon is in need of a 
land examiner in connection with the making of farm 
loans. .Must know land values in Oregon and know good 
farming when he sees it. .Must be honest, active and not 
too old to be able to learn a new business and to be able 
to fit himself into an established organization. 



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FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES 

If you arc intcrtjic'l write to Korean Iradc Dcpart- 
meni o( the CKamb«r of Commerce kiv*"K nufnber. 



1526. Tt.k)o ( Japan t par 
• uh c»porier» oi rag». pr..- 
clolhing 

\M7 VtLMrr% I \li.'rri_»i . Mirni-.>ii«ii ituril mt woilM like 

( 'rietl 

a in 
I-rcnch AiKnij l^ 

1528. !' •: Arti '.'n China) fimi would like to 

vith iiiAiiuuciurrrs or dealers in all cla«»es 



1S29. i 

ri^hr, ... 



' since 1865. 

.inncd Koods 

.inU rjisins. w iio might wish 



with 
90 

I. «r i 1 of 

I wire \^ ;1»"» 

..; . , , ...... quotatioi., .-;...- of 

l>a>iiirnt 

1531. T«^*'»^" ' '^■■•>"> ''•■'n wishes to communicate with 
importer* 

Id? I \iis(ir« til .-iiintiiiini.-ritr witti 



Of morphine. Kelerencr*. 



OF INTEREST TO EXPORTERS TO RUSSIA 
Tl 11 Tr.nl<- I>«|>jirtin<nt i.s advistd l»y tho 

Ain«-r 'sinn ("hatnlH^r of ('omiiuTi'o ^Ni'W Yorki 

that n Russian-American Committee !•• i'r< s.-ntlnp both 
the Cidv.riiMi' lit ami tlu- Hiisiiit ss liitmst.s of Itussia 
halt hren establiHhed in IVtroprnil. This committee is 
rompoHod of the most ropre.srijtative men roprescnt- 
ini? KiisMia'fl most aetive trade organizntionK and 
Presidt-nt of the Ci-ntral War Indu.strinl Committee. 
i« th*» form»r MinintiT of Fonjpn AfTnirs. the Vice- 
)• tively the President of the Rn.s- 

. r of f'onimeree. the President of 
the KiiH.siaii .Natmiial Hoanl f)f Tra<le and the Vice- 
presi«lent of the Central War Industrial Committee. 
The object of this eommittee is to further economic 
relations between Russia and the I'nited States and 
promoting, creating and directing those measures 
and policies by which mutiml relationships should be 
governed. 

The Av .in Chamber f)f Commerce in New 

York is I to furnish full information as 

to financial. econoinH- and industrial conditions in Rus- 
sia and place American merchants in touch with reli- 
able business men in all the Russiaa. 



MARINE CORPS WEEK 
inn telegram has been received from 
>l (Jco. Harnett, Commandant, V. S. Mar- 
ine C«ir|w; 

May 20. 1917. 
"June tenth to sixteenth is designated marine corps 
week and four thou.sand enlistments in the I'nited 
States marines by Saturday night called for to bring 
up to war strength this important branch of the Na- 
tional Defense. Support by business houses is earn- 
• ' ' ' ' ' ' ion with otir 

y recruiting 
otT«»rt u: and trad*- 1 commercial in- 

terests r- "I by your ni lip," 



MARINE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

.St«-amer S«-nator »»f the Paeili*- SteniiiHliip Company f 
left this pwrt last week heavily loailed with paHHcngcrH 
T ■! irgo for N«»me. This vcrhcI will c<innect at St. 
I with NtcHiiierK for all up river p<»rts. 

L'. ■_'.»(• tons of nitrate arrived in port last week from 
the Went Coast consigned to C. Henry Smith ik 
Company. 

A new power schooner is being built by Harnes & 
Tibbitts (Alameda Yard i for the Ntirthern Kislierics 
Inc. Will have a length of 170 feet and when com- 
pleted will be used in trading in Alaskan Waters. 

Am<mg the carg() brought to this city by Steamer 
Fairhaven arriving here last week from Mexican ports 
there were r>.27r> pkgs. hides, 12.7H7 bags ••ofTe«', 111 
sks. gold and silver ore, 65 pkgs. gold and silver 
bullion and considerable other cargo such as ma- 
hogany, sodium, etc. 

Coasting Steamer Washington arriving here last 
Week from Southern California brought :{')(> tons of 
soap. This is the lirst large cargo of its kind brought 
here by water. 

8,fiO(> tons of coal arrived here last week from the 
Atlantic Range by water, and ir>,H9r> tons arrived here 
from British Columbia poiis. 

The Harkentine City <»f Sydney, ex-Pacific Mail 
Steamer, arrived here last week from Port Piric, com- 
pleting the first roun<l trip since being converted into 
a sailing vessel. 2.H(K» tons of zinc ore. consigned to 
Norton Lilly & Co., was in the hold of the vessel. 

Advices from the Canal Zone state that on May 2fith 
a small landslide occurred in Culebra Cut, but not f 
stifTicij'iit to interfere with navigation. 

The value of foreign imports at this port for the 
month of May were the largest in the history of San 
Francisco. Large importations of coffee, rubber, cocoa, 
copra, oils, sugar and ori<*ntal merchandise, were ac- 
countable. 



BRITISH REGULATIONS ON SHIPMENTS 
The I'lUei^ru Tratie l)t|.artin< nt is a<h i.sed by the 
British Consul fleneral that the Navicert system has 
been extended to cover shipments from Cnited States 
to Holland. 

it is necessary for sbii)pers desiring letters of assur- 
ance to apply to Trade Department of the British 
Kmbas.sy in tlie usual manner stating that a certificate 
has been obtained from the Nethrrlanrls Oversea Trust 
e(»vering the shipments and giving the number of such 
••ertificate. 

Shipments must be consigned to the Netherlands 
Oversea Trust (notify the actual importer). Letters 
of assurance in this series will be printed on orange 
paper and issued under distinguishing letter "H". 



LUNCHEON TO DR. RUTTER 
Dr. Frank R. Rutter. Commercial Attache to Japan 
was the guest of h«)nor of the Board of Directors of 
the Chamber at a luncheon held M<»nday at the I'ni- 
versity Club. Other guests were, Hon. M. Hanrihara, ( 
Japanese Consul General, Prof. Harvey Hugo Ouy, 
K. G. Babbitt, Cotnmercial Agent Department of 
Foreign and Domestic Commerce and M. J. Horikashi 
<»f the Japanese Consulate. Dr. Rutter is now enroute 
to Japan. 





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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 








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TAe Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
i:n i:kv rniRSDAV — .n ni: iini. hht 



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Liberty Loan Drive Ends at Noon Tomorrow 

Executive Committee Issues Appeal to Business Men 
Through Chamber of Commerce 



DONT BE A FINANCIAL SLACKER— BUY 



Shall San Francisco fail in its duty 
to the Nation at this, now critical 
period, in the history of the United 
States? 

This question is put today with all of 
the emphasis which a definite knowl- 
edjje of the situation can give it. 

The Liberty Loan Executive Com- 
mittee through the Chamber of Com- 
merce, has issued an appeal to the busi- 
ness men of San Francisco to take heed 
of the dauRcr that confronts them, they 
must immediately, without another min- 
ute's delay, take notice of the serious 
fact that San Francisco is still far be- 
hind on its allotment to the LII^F.RTY 
I-OAN. and there are only a few hours 
rrmaininpr in which San Francisco can 
make good. 

Do the business men of San Francisco 
realize that the consequence of a failure 
of this loan, even in the smallest decree 
may entail upon them, and upon the 
nation, a loss which not only in mater- 
ial, but in moral forces, cannot be re- 
covered in jfenerations? 

This talk is not idle, the great war 
and .America's part in it cannot be 
brought to a successful conclusion un- 
less the people of the United States 
make a great sacrifice. 

You business men, you who are the 
people's trustee of great wealth must 
come to the front. You cannot shoulder 
a rifle. You cannot go to the trenches. 
but you can subscribe to the I.IRKRTY 
LO.AN. You can support and sustain 
the United States Government under 
whose protecting egis you have thrived 
and prospered. You can fill the war 



chest. Vou can supply the sinews of 
war. 

Have the business men of San Fran- 
cisco forgotten what the United States 
.Army did for them in the dark days 
of 1906? Has it been forgotten how 
the city was protected from loot and 
plunder by the late General Frederick 
Funston? Is it possible that we at 
home are going to fail? with those two 
big San Franciscans Hoover of Belgium 
now directing the Nation's food service 
at Washington. and with General 
"Blackjack" Pershing on the battle line. 

This is not only a privilege, but it is 
the most solemn duty that the business 
men of the United States has ever been 
called upon to perform, and you cannot 
afford from a cold-blooded business 
view-point to fail. 

YOU H.WF UN'TII. FRIDAY .\T 
NOON TO ACT. 

Subscribe and subscribe to the limit 
of your purse. You cannot afford to 
be a financial slacker. The war is here. 
If you cannot fight, FINANCE. 

WHICH WILL YOU DO? 

Farm, Finance or Fight, the duty of 
the American people is thus summed up 
by Billy Sunday. Ilis alliteration is a 
catch phrase but it hits the spot There 
are very few men that cannot do one of 
the three things that will make certain 
the outcome .At present the thing to be 
done and at once, is to make certain the 
success of the Liberty Loan. 

Have you done your share, or do you 
expect the other man to carrv vour 
burden? 



Russian Export Center 
to be Here 



Plans Under Way in Washington to 
Rehabilitate Russia 

WOOD SHIPBUILDING GOING 
AHEAD 



Special Wire to Chamber of Commerce 

Washington, D. C, June 12. 
Council of National Defense has re- 
ceived preliminary reports from Ameri- 
can Railroad Commission now in Russia 
that indicate important development of 
Vladivostok Port works and railroad 
terminals and the increase f)f facilities 
along the Trans-Siberian Railroad, partic- 
ularly at Irkutsk and Tomsk. Thisisforthe 
purpose of importing .American supplies 
of all kinds from Pacific Coast. The 
Council is preparing to coordinate rail- 
road and shipping facilities on west coast 
>o that mnnitions for Russia may be 
I riishe<| through in enormous (juantities. 
Government authorities are convinced 
[that Riisssia will soon reach state of 
e<|nilibrium and make immense demands 
npon .America. -Another loan to Russia 
I is now being arranged, the first hundred 
I millions having been allotted to con- 
I tracts placcti for Russia by Great Britain 
in this country. 

Plans for construction of wooden ships 
are going forward notwithstanding unfor- 
tunate quarrel among officials. This 
<|iiarrel is more apparent than real. Since 
both sides really agreed that steel and 
I wooden ships must be built as fast as pos- 
. sible. The Government in general way 
tigures upon getting wooden ships at 
about one hundre«l dollars per ton. but 
will pay more if necessary. Much dif- 
ficulty has been encountered in arriving 
at equitable basis for contracts, on ac- 
count of increased labor and material 
costs. The plan of "Cost Plus" will pro- 
(Continued on page 119.) 



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San Francisco Chambrr of Contmerce Activities 



Placement Bureau 

S\.« !« th<- t%n\r tn >iiirt Iraininu 



mem itiircaii anJ let ii» Uc\\> you 



Charities Endorsement 
Committee 

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME 



S5?. F'tprrlrnr^ office man. 29 



H the la»i 

:. a »calc far 

lore known, but 

if>mc report* 

relief of ihe 

liren to a 



The Chain Letter 



Chain letters are wronK in principal re- 
...11^.. of how worthy the cause, be- 

'irre it no way of rrk-nIutiiiL; ihr 
tint needed as once i'> 

:rd. ii is almost impo->- i<'i> 

2nd— No reedpl U required, thus a 
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' fact in this city. 
I'rcfcra cuinnussion or stc.»ni»rui> »»«im- j^^ ^jj ^^^^f thariiK*. except the few 
nes«. which are en«l<>«ri| h.ive brrn drnrivnl 

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364. 
married 



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if prospr.-T 
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336. 
Amerir.n 



neat, accurate wurkcr dcMtc^ 
1 with a local iirni Best of 
> furnished as to ability and in- 

'•- ' ^.'-r .ind buyer, 38 

ricnce. would like 
-re. Is willing to 
•1 in any amount, and 
'■-nt rcfrrrnrrs 

has had 

'c utility 

. - a i><>">iti'>n of trust 

Can furnish sati^^fac- 



iger po»<e*»inK execu- 

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• >r travel, or. wnuld mo I<> 



•rience. al«o selling ex- 



ex- 



<. purposes lias excclkiit 



with an 

......... . ,.. ... Hrnf '•'••-- 

ord— can furnish excellent reference 

POSITIONS OPEN 
A-366. Fxperienced vounjr man wanted 



.^mericafI trade. Typist preferred. 



•liuK the 

When 

ho have been regular 

ributors to help, the 

reply too ofun is that they have j{iven 

more than they can afford to the Bcl- 

i{ians, or some other equally worthy 

cause. 

Moreover, ?'•- * ithy <»f our people 

for these ui > of Kurope has 

been grossly . in some cases by 

actual fakers, who never intended that 
any of the money should reach those 
for whom it was given. It is believed 
that all these have been driven out of 
the city. And. in other cases, well- 
'ntentionrd but inexperienced people 

' ' i..r...i.... (r, raise monev in 

id great waste. Every 

has been subject to 

1'^ solicitation until all dread 

! of a stranger who may he a 

ijstuincr but is probably a 

Pressure of all Winds has been < 

■' ■ ns. and the L luiritic 

•imittee could, if it 

. ii.-i.tnces of very reprehen- 

•hods employed to extort sub- 

And meanwhile our local charities are 
vtthout adequate funds to carry on their 
'W and relieve distress right here at 
<• as severe as any which exists in 
■ne Tn all cities at all times a 
lin amount of relief is necessary 
•■■•'•"" ' rlow the povertv line, but 
k' to keep out of the poor- 
Jewish charities h.-»\i J., m 
out on their feet by methods 
not seem feasible for other 
'>ut most of the others are in a bad 
vav. 

There is now an opportunity to rb: 
all this. Belgian relief has now 
'-' --n over by the Government It is 
' .ible that it will tinderfake whatever 
can do for Serbia. There rem?i"c 
'he Red Cross for national purp 
ind our local charities. The Red C- 
means of making itself heard. None 
tir local charities can make such an 
nnpression But we should not sup- 
port even the Red Cross to the neglect 
' -nr local institutions Charity begins 
'■me. We should take care of our 

f institutions as our regular per- 

imanent work, and support the Red 



lal»or, stationery, etc , • 
out of proportion to t: 
Here's the way it figures: 
I'our letters bear the serial No. I. 
h call for 16 letters of the serial 
2. which calls for 64 letters of the 
■..i..il No 3, which calls for 256 letters 
of the serial No 4. which calls for 1.024 
letters of the -. liil \'.. 5. We have only 
gone five sen 's and over 1.000 

:irnple have • cd to contribute 

nts We ail ^ttiiiiK into startling fig- 
By the time serial No 10 is reached 
; <«<i.OO0 persons would be involved and 
the time serial No 20 is rrachtd 1.000.000 
limes 1 (••"•• s would be in- 

viilvctl. ., alone would ag- 

»''-■''' . .md if everybody 

I the re(|uest a total of 
'•I wouM be expen<Icd. 
A cli.1111 letter No 143 has been re- 
ceived by the Charities Kndorsement 
Committee, Your co-operation will stop 
this. 

CHICO TRIP APPRECIATED 

I*t)||o\ving is an extract from a letter 
received by the Chamber from K. J Falk, 
.Secretary of the Butte County Spring F.x- 
position. It proves that the trade ex- 
cursions of the Chamber arc appreciated. 

"You have no i«lea how your visit was 
appreciated by our directors and the citi- 
zens of Chico. We have been working 
hard to get your people to visit us more 
often, so that we may become better ac- 
luainted. We cannot do without the city 
of San Francisco and the city of San 
Francisco cannot do without Chico. sf> 
let us become better acquainted through 
such trips as you made recently." 



Cross as an extra war contribution. 
Anri none would say this more cm- 
\ than the Red Cross officials 
s. Many people are giving 
(III 1! Hurts. It is part of the sacrifice 
of war. But we must not neglect our 
own poor, as we have been doing. 

Our Charities Indorsement Committee 
is doing all it can for our local charities 
l)y protecting them from the competi- 
tion of fakers. It believes that contri- 
butions to charity should be assumed 
as part of the overhead expense of 
-s and every family. .Nnd 
y to give is to select the 
..,..i,>i, - «i.nh most appeal to one an<l 
make those contributions regular and 
iirrnianent. and not compel trustees .is 
as other people to continuous 
itation or have their contributions 
cut down by commissions to paid 
solicitors. 

And a wise way to give is to give 
only to endorsed charities unless one 
personally knows about and approves 
the work of others. Throw all "chain 
letter" and ticket propositions into the 
waste basket. — San Francisco Chronicle. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



11' 



Picketing on Coast 

Becoming Extinct 

Portland Goes on Record 
Against Nuisance 

S. F. CHAMBER AIDS IN WORK 

Aiitittur liiK western iiutri>jnilis 
gone emphatically on record, as did > 
Francisco, Los Antfcles and UaklauM, 
against the un-American practice of pick- 
eting. On June 4th. the voters ot I'ort- 
land pa>^ed what is known as the "Trade 
Conspiracy Act," an ordinance similar in 
purpose to the Anti- Picketing .ordinance i 
adopted in this City last fall. 

The S.i ' -mo Chanjber of Com- 

merce p.i in the Portland cam- 

paign thi...^.. ...c appearance there by 
special invitation of Robert Newton 
Lynch, Vice-President and General 
Manager. Four days before the election 
Mr. Lynch addressed the Portland Cham- 
ber of Commerce on the evils of picket- 
ing and discussed, for the benefit of our : 
northern neighbor, the method that had ' 
been pursued making the successful tight 
which we made here. 

When the result of the election in 
Portland was definitely known the follow-] 
ing telegram of appreciation was sent to 
this Chamber: 

".\nti-Pickcting bill passed by small 
majority; your splendid assistance greatly 
ipprccialed." 

(Signed) B. C. BALL 

Under date of June 7ih, the following 
letter was received from Mr. Ball: 

Dear Mr. Lynch: 

We are naturally very much pleased 
over the result of the election on Mon- 
day. The Anti-Conspiracy bill passed 
by a small margin of between four and 
five hundred votes, in spite of the active 
opposition of the Consumers League 
headed by some prominent people. They 
maintained that the bill would interfere 
with the activities of the Consumers 
League and went into the papers with 
advertisements against the bill. We 
opposed their contentions as vigorously 
as we could, showing reasons why they 
were wrong, and although they undoubt- 
edly cut down our majority we were 
able to hold enough votes to win out. 

I want to thank you very much, for 
myself and in behalf of all the citizens 
of Portland who are interested in this 
legislation, for the good work you did 
while in Portland. It is evident that 
any less work than we put into this 
campaign would have resulted in defeat, 
and we feel very grateful to all those 
who helped us. 

With kindest regards, and the hope 
to sec you in the near future in San 
Francisco, I am 

Yours very truly, 

B. C. BALL. 



Business is Business 



iaikiiiess i.s Hu!>inc»»," ihc littlc 

Man said, 
".•\ battle where 'everything goes," 
\\ here the only gospel is 'get 
ahead,' 
\nd never spare friends or foes, 
^lay or be slain," is the slogan 
cold, 
Wni must struggle and slash and 
tear, 
I'or Business is Business, a fight 
for gold. 

Where all that you do is fair!" 

• • • 

"And those who make it a ruthless 
fight 
Have only themselves to blame 
If they feel no whit of the keen 
delight 
In playing the bigger game. 
The game that calls on the heart 
and head, 
The best uf man's strength and 
nerve; 
"Business is Business," the Big Man 
said, 
'■.\iid that Business is to serve!" 
— 'Berton Bralry. 



OPPORTUNITIES IN MILITARY 

SERVICE FOR ELECTRICIANS 

AND POWER ENGINEERS 



OCEAN FREIGHT BROKERS 

Lunham and Moore, ocean freight 



The California Coast Artillery National 
Guard will be called into I'cdcral service 
July 15, 1917. Competent civilians with 
electrical or mechanical knowledge or 
familiarity with machinery or boilers have 
unusual opportunities offered them with 
regard to certain vacancies among the so- 
called enlisted specialists of the California 
Coast Artillery. The vacancies to be 
tilled in this list of enlisted specialists, 
with the monthly pay of each grade, fol- 
lows: 

Two master electricians, $81.00. 

Six engineers, $71. (X). 

Eight electrician sergeants first-class. 
$51.00. 

Twenty-four assistant engineers, 
$51.00 

Four master gunners. $48.00. 

Six electrician sergeants, second-class. 
$44.00. 

Eight radio sergeants, $38.00. 

Four firemen, $38.00. 

All of the foregoing enlisted specialists 
who qualify as second-class gunners will 
receive $2.00 a month extra pay, and 
should they qualify as first-class gunners 
they will receive $3.00 per month extra 
pay. The government will provide all 
food, clothing, equipment, and medical 
•■eryiccs to these men as t<» other soldiers. 

Examinations for these positions will 
be held June 18. 1917. at the State .Arm- 
nry in San Francisco, 14th and Mission 
Streets. Any civilian who shall submit 
himself to physical examination and pas- 
ses the same may take the examinations 



brokers, with oflFices in New York, Lon- tor these positions without enlisting. If 
don. Buffalo and Detroit have opened he passes the examination he must en- 
San Francisco oflFices in the Merchants list and accept appointment as such cn- 
Lxchange Building. The firm is one of listed specialist, but in the event that 
the largest of its kind in the United, he fails to pass the examination he will 
^•****- I be under no obligation to enlist. 



Industrial Plants of Nation 
Want Law and Order Book 

lEa fe 

Letters are still being received compli- 
: lijjg the Law anci Order Committee 
the publication of the Law and Order 
(■•"'Iv, although the book was circulated 
six months ago. Hundreds of enthusi- 
astic communications have been received 
and requests for additional copies run- 
ning into the thousands, have been given 
attention from the large eastern indus- 
trial centers. 

A letter received June 7th, showing 
(he spirit in which the book has been 
received is tiiat from 11. F. Dicke, Man- 
ager of the Utah Light & Traction Com- 
pany. The letter, which is self-explana- 
tory, is as follows: 

"I wish to acknowledge receipt of book- 
let entitled "Law and Order in San Fran- 
cisco." This booklet is beautifully gotten 
up and above all, presents a story in an 
impartial and therefore in the most ef- 
fective manner. I hope that thousands 
of these booklets are being sent all over 
the United States and particularly to 
various individuals in Salt Lake as well 
as the State of Utah." 

"Our community was recently invaded 
liy a number of professional organizers 
and agitators from the East and we are 
confronting a situation almost similar to 
that which confronted San Francisco in 
the summer of 1916." 

"Recently your Mr. Frederick J. Kostcr 
delivered an address in Salt Lake City 
which had a very splendid eflfect in call- 
ing the attention of all business men to 
the present situation and at the same 
time pointed out a solution by outlining 
what the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce had done." 

"Again thanking you for the booklet, 
r remain 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) H. F. DICKE, 

^ ^ Manager. 

SAN DIEGO INVITES 
SAN FRANCISCO 
Willet S. Dorland, Pre-sidenl of the 
San Diego Chamber of Commerce has 
invited representatives of the Chamber 
to attend the "I-riendship Fiesta" to take 
place in San Diego June 22, 23, 24. 

The l-iesta has the support of Gov- 
ernor Campbell of Arizona, Governor 
Boyle of Nevada and Governor Stephens 
of California. In order that the Fiesta 
may bring together the people who live 
on cither side of the Southwestern bor- 
der. Governor Esteban Cantu, Military 
Governor of Lower California, will at- 
tend on .Saturday. June 23r(l. with his full 
military staff and escorts. 
1^ l« 
THE NATION'S BUSINESS 
It wotiM pay tile l)ii-iiu >s men of San 
l-rancisco to subscribe to the .Nation's 
Bu.siness, |»ul)lislied monthly by the 
United States Chamber of Commerce. 
I-"ach montli it contains articles carefully 
analyzing War Congress measures affect- 
ing every phase of business, finance, rail- 
ways, fuel, food, clothing, export trade, 
censorship, etc. The Allies have spent 
millions on the problems that now con- 
front the United States. The results of 
their experiments in the handling of in- 
dustry, labor, troops and transportation 
arc dealt with in each issue. 



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San Franci»co Chambrr of Commerce Activities 



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OF COMMERCE 

ACTIVITIES 

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For Wh«l Yuu Want to Know 

Call Kearny 112 



Building Conatruction 
Continues to Increase 

1-iKtircs compiled by the Cham- 
ber as til building oprratiuns for 
i.at lhi<i city leads the 
! by a wide mafKin. 
11' III the amount of cun- 

sin k for May ul this year 



SIX leading coast citieK. 
1917 
San Francisco $2,938,657 



l.os Angeles 
Seattle 
Portland 
Oakland 
San Diego 



7S2.651 

1,104.070 

377.-'45 

465.430 

63.125 



1910 
$1,631,920 
1,3/9.691 
504,365 
470.130 
414.407 
302.310 



I ! 



Among the Members 



Mr. Samuel II. Taylor. President of 



The Activitien is the official organ of 
the San I" of Com- 

merce, the: I'iece. Use 

it as such *.i....^ .1 i.;^....-. Aill be re- 
ceived until Tuesday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 



You Can Expanci Your Business 
at Minimum Cost 



If 


you 


could add ten departments. 


with 


skilled men at the head of 


each 


to 


y..ur bu«inr<i9 tomorrow at 
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ant now than ever 


thai 


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increased viRor. A large 


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°<*s are watching the 
San Francisco ("ham- 

Mmcrcr 



EVER READY COMPANY 
HITS H. C. L. 

The /Xmcrican hvcr Kiady Work* an- 
nounces through the Chamber a general 
iiKfcasc of lU per cent in factory em- 
.I'Si-.' waccs. effective June 15th. 

1 lie increased cost of living and suar- 
iug prices of all necessities of life, to- 
gether with the fact that their employes | 
arc trying to do their "bit" in subscribing 
toward Liberty Loan Uonds, has had its 
ctTcct in influencing the decision of the 
v^ompany that the increase in wages is 
one of those essential necessities that 
a^i^e to meet an unusual cuiulition. 

The American Kver Ready Works em- 
ploys over three hundred men and women 
in their present factory, 755 Folsom St.. 
but this number will be more than 
doubled when the Company moves into 
its new factory building, now under con- 
struction at a cost of over one-half mil- 
lion dollars. 

"The new plant at the corner of 8th 
and Hrannan Sts.." says Mr. R. F. Oakes. 
Pacific Coast manager, "is to be a model 
of twentieth century architecture and 
construction, equipped with all modern 
machinery and devices for economy in 
manufacturing and merchandi^ing." 

CLOSING PHRASE 

The Retail Drygoods As.sociation of 
San P'rancisco ha.>< adopted as a closing 
phrase to all business communications: 
"Yours for Victory Thru Sacrifice and 
Faith." It is suggested by the Associa- 
tion that this be used by business men 
as symbolic of the mental attitude of 
the Nation. ^ ^ 

I CITY PLANNING LUNCHEON 

' A city planning luncheon will be Kivcn 

't the Palace Hotel on Friday under the 

: -.piers of the Commonwealth Club, the 

-.■tcr of the American 

ts and the Chamber 

.•. V..., • ..t various phases of 

the City Planning Fxhil>it now in pro- 
gress at the Palace Hotel will be dis- 
cussed by several speakers. Following 
the luncheon an inspection of the exhibit 
will be made. Members of each of the 
organizations are invited to attend. 

Aside from the question of shortening The Chamber has extended an invita- 
the war there arc life and death reasons ti ■■•< »" t-n. k--- .tf,»,.iing the Nr"- ■• ■>' 
why the United States should speed prep- ! !;i Portia; 

arations for the great conflict — BUY A 7 .at the . 

LIBERTY BOND. Ilhe Convention. 



Th. 
the 



EFFICIENCY 

y of tl.. 
was dct 



c approximately 3,UUU 

in The request was 

made at 4:30 P. .M.. and at 5 P. M the 
complete list was in the office of the 
Liberty Loan Committee. 



r.: .. ;..<.. ..; ... .. 

He will aloo visit the various manulac- 
luring centers in order to obtain still 
greater supplies of electrical goods fur 
(he rapitlly growing California industries. 

MILLINERS GOING AFTER 

BUSINESS 

A National AtlvrrtisiuK Campaign, to 

direct attention to San Francisco as a 

manufacturiiiK and style center for ladies 

H,ill,M, rv .vl'l 1.^ vt,rf.-,l .f ,.!,.■.. |,y the 

I' The 

i.i . , ; of ad- 

vertisiiiK in the daily papers, inaKazines 
nnd trade organs. The firms forming the 

^ iation are: Hinz & Landt. Inc.. 

& .N'athan, Andrew A. Jacob & 
t 'Mi;. .my, Muller Raas & Company, and 
::.. .smion Millinery Supply Company. 
.\11 are .*^;lIl l-rancisco firms 

AN EXAMPLE WORTH 
FOLLOWING 

C. D. Runker \* Co.. have proposed to 
(heir employes that from a patriotic as 
well as from a business standpoint each, 
employe should own a liberty bond. In 
the past, as a reward for faithful service 
each employe has received a bonus at 
the end of the year. This year the firm 
will Kivc to each one a LIBERTY 
BOND. The prospective owners of the 
bonds have agreed that each month a 
small payment be taken from iheir salary 
to be credited to the payment of the 
bond. In this way the holder of the bond 
will actually pay for it and feel that he 
has done his duty. Commenting on the 
plan. Mr. J. L. Bley. Secretary of the 
firm, says, "The plan may result in the 
firm paying a sliKhtly increased bonus, 
but the difference wc feel we will be 
justified in paying. From a business 
standpoint it should mean that employes 
have an additional inducement to work 
for. and from a patriotic standpoint they 
have done their duty." The plan was en- 
thusiastically received by the employes. 

EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM 
MEETING 

The Society for Study of Employment 
Problems will meet tonight in the Break- 
fast Room of the Commercial Club, and 
it is to be ONE RFAL MEETING. 
.Minor Chipman will tell, what not to do 
as an efficiency expert. The other half 
'>f the double bill, and not a whit less 
interestiuR will be a talk by Dr. Charles 
\V. Hall who has abandoned Los -Angeles 
and is now with the General Efficiency 
Company of this city. Dr. Hall has a 
happy faculty of reading a man's charac 
teristics and abilities at sight. 
1^ )« 
DO THIS NOW! 

Have the name of your firm placed on 
the government mailing list. This is the 
only way that you can keep in touch with 
the vast amount of Rovernmenlal busi- 
ness that is being distributed these days. 

(\.,Mr-..l. ..-,. K.;, \-...\ .y Jay. 

called 
',■ y firms 
know anything about them. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



W-i 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 



If you are interested write]to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commrrcr giving number. 



Transportation 
Department 



1533. I'cking (China) party wishes to 
cuiiununicate with inaiiufucturers or 



A-i rcptirtcil in l;i>l week s i^mic, a car 
service cuinuiittec has been organized 
to ileal with the local sitnution. A rep- 
ie>ent;itivc of the Chamber of Coiiunerce 
sits with the coniinittee in an advisory 
capacity, so that all sides of the car 
supply problem may be presented. 

Three meetings have been held and 
dealers in bicycles. Would like cata-imuch of importance has been developed, 
logues and lowest prices on quantity At the last meeting it was pointed out 
lots. I that the car shortage in the L'nitcd 

1534. I'aris (France) commission agent, '.States on May 1, 1917, was 145,449 cars, 
would like to communicate with .Xmer- and that is only 4,416 less than the 
ican tirms that might be interested in largest shortage reported since January 
selling to or buying from French lirms. 1, 1907. The situation is already serious, 
References. I and its seriousness will necessarily in- 

1535. Tokyo (Japan) firm would like I crease when the crops begin to move in 
to communicate with (a) exporters of 'the Fall and the government shipments 
steel, pig iron, galvanized iron, sheet increase with the greater participation of 
iron, nickel and other metals, electric 'the United States in the war. 
machines, gas engines, boilers, machinery The transportation system is a very 
and tools of every description, building \ ital part of the military machine and 
materials of every docription, automo- must be put on the most efficient basis 
biles and accessories, drugs, chemicals, I possible. Kvery shipper and every 
medicines, dyes, paints, diamonds and ' transportation company must do every- 
other jewelry; (b) importers of electrical thing possible if this is to be accom- 
.ind gas apparatus, enamelled ware, glass plished. Steps should be taken by every- 
ware, buttons, surgical instruments, clin- one to remedy the situation, not only 
ical thermometers other kinds of meters, ' '•♦■■'■'ause of their own interests but for 
l>aratTine paper, all kinds of goods for I *''?-'. '"t^jests of the country. 

surgical use, copper, sulphur and other The Transportation Department makes 

kinds of mine products, lish oil, whale oil, the following suggestions: 

soya bean oil, colza oil, peppermint oil,! Transportation lines should observe: 



Marine Department 



The Pacific -Mail .Steamship Conipany 
has cliartereil the Steamer Santa Cruz 
from VV. R. Grace & Company to sail 
from San Francisco in August for Yoko- 
hama, Kobe, Manila and Hongkong. 

Under charter to the Toyo Kiscn 
Kaisha, the extra freighter Shinchiku 
.Maru arrived here last week. Beans to 
amount of 29,396 bags, rice 6,800 bags, 
peanuts 4,670 bags, 25,000 cases oil and 
other miscellaneous freight, made up the 
cargo. 

Dutch Steamer Tjimanoek which ar- 
rived here last week from Uatavia, Hong- 
kong etc., brought over 9,000 tons of 
cargo, consisting of rice, beans, black 
pepper, rubber, groceries, liquors, etc., 
all of which is to be discharged at this 
port. This vessel is booked to leave 
upon return trip on 20th. J. D. Sprcckels 
it Hrothers Company .Agents. 

I'acilic Mail Steamer arriving here last 
week from Mexican ports brought as 
part cargo 3,157 logs mahogany, 17,603 
bags coffee, 13,100 bags sugar, 60 bars 
bullion, and treasure amounting to 
$155,762. 

With a full cargo of rice loaded at 
Shanghai, consisting of 2,400 long tons, 
the Norwegian Steamer Volund arrived 
here June 5th. Vessel is under charter 
to Hind, Rolph & Co. 

Toyo Kiscn Kaisha Steamer Siberia 
.Maru arriving last week had aboard 



sportation imes 
etc., ammunition and sundry goods. | Prompt placement of cars for loading ; 5. 1"4 tons of general cargo, some of the 

1536. Nagoya (Japan) firm would like.'J'' unloading. !l)rincipal items were, 2.456 bales gunnies, 

to communicate with firms that might be Prompt movement of cars cither after 2,133 pa. raw silk, 3,(X)0 bags rice, 4,200 
interested in the importation of silk and, "^''"^f loaded and billed or emptied and |i>a. tea, 14,363 ingots tin and considerable 



cotton goods of every description — kim- 

-^i dresses, underwear, etc., also piece 

1^ of silk, cotton crepe and silk and 
: lUed goods. References. 

1537. .Milan (Italy) firm would like to 
iDinmunicate with exporters of all classes 

• I building materials, metals, asphaltum, 
tc. References. 

1538. San Francisco (Cal.) organiza- 
tion, in behalf of Mexican client, would 
like to communicate with manufacturers 
or dealers in machinery used to clean 
iibre from the maguey or century plant. 

1539. Mexico City commission tirm, 



released. j other groceries, liquors, cigars, etc. 21,508 

(Jive special attention to tracing and I packages of freight go to cities and ports 

expediting movement. |i)eyond here. 

Give telephone notice where practic- Six steamers all formerly flying the 

able on arrivals to insure prompt re- German flag are in port under charge of 

lease. the United States Shipping Hoard all of 

Do not hold cars for prospective which are being overhauled at different 



loading. 

Fliminate duplication 

wherever possible. 
Shippers should observe 
I'lacing orders only ii^r 

can be immediately loaded. 



yards around the bay and after a gen- 
of services ' eral overhauling will be placed in com- 

Imcrcial use. 

I Steamer San Pedro arriving here last 
^uch cars as [ week from Mexican ports brought 400 

tons scrap iron valued at $10,000, also 



wotil.l like to get in touch with American T*'' *'!.'^' capacity, plus 10 per cent. 

rers, importers and exporters /'O^drng cars i.romptly and without 
t desire representation in Mcx' ''^■'-"f"" <'^ ^"-ee tnne allowance 



Give every car furnished a load that 8(X) rolls leather and 1,000 sacks con- 



ui>. Kelercnces, 

1540. San Francisco (Cal.) party with 
offices in .Melbourne, Australia, is open 
to discussion of mining and financial mat- 
ters with any San Francisco firms de- 
irous of opening up business relations 
^vith Australia. 



Furiiish billing instructions promptly. 

Avoid rccouMgiimcnls. which mean 
only congestion, delay and extra hand- 
ling. 

Receivers should observe: 

Prompt placement or switching notices. 

Expedite unloading without reference 
to free time allowed. 

Prompt notice to agents or yardmasters 



1541. Batavia (Java) party would like 
to communicate with exporters of ladies' of cars relea.;eH 
and gentlemen's ready-to-wear earments i '^,*^'<^*"^• , . 
and furnishing goods L '" ordering shipments, authorize, so 

1542. (Jrenoble fFranr... .., _,. far as possible, your correspondent mak- 



centrates. 

To date the following interned German 
vessels have been chartered from the 
United States Shipping Board. Bark Ot- 
tawa from San Francisco to Wellington, 
\ N. '/.. Ship Dalbck from North Paci.'lc 
i Port to West Coast South America. 
I Ship Kurt from North Pacific Port to 
I Antofagasta, Ship .Stcinbek from .\'an- 
ainio to San Francisco with coal and 
Steamer Staatssekretar Kraetke sugar 
from Honolulu to San Francisco. 




1544. San Francisco (Cal) or^ni^^ I'.ermany nuan that American supplies Court with right to appeal to U. S. Six- 
nn ;„ k«u-if r X. .\'-*!-' pr«»n*^»- are reaching the Teutonic powers is due prcme Court 



upon 



War Department has de- 
I-inda Vista. San Diego 



Hrhes'"to^rnmm ''• .^ '"'''."'^"^s <:'i«^nt. to m.sm.ormation. according to the Nor- cidcd 

merchams heTS'wouh! be'^^Z^'?' we«ian-American Chamber of Commerce County, as site of National Guard camp 
act as buying agents ."or abov^fi^^^^ ^ V'"^ V'"'' '^^' *''' embargoes on i but may also acquire site near I.os An- 
^^^ir purciJe.'TlicTfri^^^^^ '° ^"'"*"y '^'^ strictly geles or .Monterey for Training Camp. 

i'^"^orcea. '.Matter has been left to General Liggett.. 



l-'O 



S«n Francisco Ouunbrr of Commerce Activitirs 



Canners League of Cal. r a • 

Pledge Support to U.S. ^^^^^^"^ '«'' ^^^'^^ 



.uc of Cat 



Ikartuicutx 



UiUuvkin^ 



Tuna and Abalonc 
B. HottMrU 

Sardtnc*. Sovthcm Cahfomu 
Frank \ an Camp 

Sardincm. Monterey District 
Frank Booth 

Chill Peppers, Vinegar, Pickles, Sauer 
Kraut. Catsup. Pimentos 
K C Frank. Jr. i. «* Miller. 

Jelly. Jam, Syrup 
G 1 1 H Joo*t 

Salmon 
To be appointed 

Pork and Beans 
J. H. TalboL 

CENSOR NOTICE 



Naval L\nMjr oi the Iwcllih .Na\al Dis- 
trict: 







ac- 






cannut take 




' KoiMlt inutt 






c* not 


It 






eft 

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iuc'Jic\al 4>Aicm 


pr. 




;>rc»»ire, bat u in 

• i a 


I'f 


Me«« 


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f 




of war effort is 

■..A 

a ccn- 


thr 


•>l ihc 

to, war 


. ^trmatic 

iauiilics of those 

ThM should be 

tion 


of 




lia- 



General Roofing Co. 
Changes Corporate Name 



or more w 

ccn«'^r. ma- 



Oencrai kooring >iaiiutacturinK 
..:iy has of recent date changed 
indabic to the i liic corporate name of its company t 
I the Crrtain-tefd Product* Crtrporati*-: 



en port 

Tttr rHrrrTnr ^f Vnval ("rtrmrintrnti'' 



<e was 



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t< 

ti 

a' 



Paint a; 



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its \> 
and c<>pci la 



New Members Since 
January 1, 1917 



— A— 

A W. 

^<- ; Credit Corporation of Cal 

Allan. K. L. 

Vmrrican .\uto Painting Co 

R C <M. D.) 

. Co 

s. 

. Walter A. 

'"..al Cn 



— B— 

& Advertising Co. 
Co. The 
>t 

■v Oakland Improvement Co. 
Ucrn:i ^ Von Dovre 
Rlaw Sterl Construction Co. 

m' Clair 
. . a . i t r 
Herbert F. 
. ;■ siton, Jr , Wm H. 

— C— 



V .11 1 . .1 iw J 1 1 V 1 /c in cf y i o 

[Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 
(hill «f( r Drew 

& Co.. R. M. 
o. M. S. 
i^ovvUi Co. Inc., Elmrr R. 
e ruley Co, Inc., Geo. H. 

1 — 1>— 

-!r Stjrville. E. B. 

Motor Truck Co. 
. H. 
I ':;tt"n Dredge Co. 

— E— 
Bros. 
o.. J. Theo. 

_F_ 
Fa!Inn. Thomas H 
-k. H. A. 
Thoma* 
1 ricUman. j 

— G— 
A. A. 
• •^nyalez 
' P 



ng the ' 

in Sar 



CODE NOTICE 



The 


N. 


stmctioas 

worff* in 


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difierent localities. 



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new 



FOREIGN TRADE BLANKS 

The Forci«{n Trade Department of th' 
amber has just completed a list of a 
- ascd in !" Trade. This i« 

in the it for the use 

Ic. touchuxfi ou foreign ^rt.,of members. 



A. H. 

. -. .. .- .Milling C. 
aranty Securities Co. 

— H— 
.cker. W. E. 
J. G. 
h & Co, H. H. 
- Wm. 

. Lumber Co. 
ur H. 
cxander 
T^rrrr B. 



-d. W. H. 



r F 



— I— 
Imperial Glue Co. 
International Silver Co. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



iJl 



NEW MEMBERS 

-J- 
Jotljrn, Wm. £. 

— K— 
Keister. James B. 
Kennedy. W. R. 
Kienly, Andrew C. 
Kohler. Chas J. 
Kruger & Co. M. 

— L— 
Uist. H R. 

I^rtrn. Ralph I.. (M. D ) 
I. avert V, W H. 
• ' V R. R. Co. 

H. 

I-oewi. \Vm. 

Llata, LowcnberK & S^hlciirl. I: 

Loring, W. J 

— M— 
M .*. 'ing Work* 

Ma- ew F. 

•ler Co. 

F 
i H. 
ne Dkk 
.. Co. 
Kansas & Texas Ry. 

E r. 

Modern Co.. Inc. 

Moto. H \ Co. 

— N— 
Neasudt, J. \l 
Nichols Layng Chemical Co. 
Nolte, John J 
Norway Paciiic Line Agency 

Orozco & Co. 

Our Navy Publishing Co. 

Oversea* Shipping Co.. Inc. 

— P— 

Pacific .■Kudit & System Co. 

Pacific States Tire & Rubber Co. 

Painless Parker 

Patron, Victor 

Penniman. Chas. W. 

Poheim. Joe. 

Pomcrov X- H .iiiiW..n 

Porter V 

Premier .• ' 

— R— 

i^..,.-v-,,- r,„..i..^,nt Co. 
• g Co. 
s. The 
red 

m-.\brahara Co., Inc. 
Koicnthal, Henry 

Safety Insulated VS'ire & Cable Co. 

S F". Tire Co., Inc. 

Schlinger. Jay T. 

Schwab & Adams 

Schwartz, J. 

Scale, Percy James 

ishford 
. E. R. 
Stewart tc Ayers 
.Su*sman. L. I. 

— T— 
Telephone & Elec Equipment Co. 
n & Penniman 
" ale Co 
iii^iij^.^ Commercial Co 

— U— 

Underwriters Service Co. 
L'nited Cigar Stores Co. 

— V— 

Van Bergen & Voung 



Business for You Separation Allowances to 

be Paid to Dependents 



. the !• 
t Mason 



w .i-ir paper 



1<>17. at 10 OU a. m.. by Depot I in il 



■ L- r 
la- 



i piipcr. piipcr tu^ 

rotton, 7in«- r- 



June I'v. 1917. bids will be opened by 



niuks. 

JAPANESE FREIGHT CONGESTION 



Th 



ly in a cotii- 
•• Dohrmann 



japan. 

' It is stated that within a very short 
period of time more than 120.000 tons 
of merchanflife have accumulated in 
Japan a» ' 'accommodations. 

This is : x the fact, that 

every " I'l-ivr^ made by th' ' 

ese ' nt to relieve the 

and ...^iiiselves al'"'-' ' 

It is estimated by th 
that 25 per cent of the . 
the United States will 
It is emphasized that tr 
and 



the 

dition- 

better. 



luuncl to check, 
that future con- 
w-orse instead of 



FIRE WARNING 
The Food Supply Committee of 
State Council of Defense and the Unr 
States Forest Service has joined in ap- 
pralintr to the public for help in the 
The best wcap'in 
ssive prevention, an<l 
_. ■ ■ n is the I 

**" le .State 

^ ..„.._. .-.ig on a il.. 

educational campaign m thi>i regard' 



— W— 

Wagner Distributing^' «',, 
Walker. Best & Co. 
Walker. H. D. 
Weart, .\lfred Roberts 
VVedron White Sand Co. 



West Co., age Co. 

W(«,!rrti i jctory 

Hotel 
ntal Mfg Co., S. S. 
\N hitiiiK, J. A. 
Wright. Cha« * Kohn. Alfred 



?eiss, Carl 



— Z— 



my 
: on 

he nuiiiLer tA u m each 

lamily Such acti oraf'd in a 

rt made to as 

rinan of the nal 

nse. by n '''■ ' 

iber of ' 

:cs. Mr i 

.National Chamber tr. 
'■epnrt on the matter - 

•anre in the care «»i dependent 
f men enlisting in the military 
' es. 
tl ChamJxr committee, of 
' '' ' \kron. Ohio, 

r Tire and 
""•her 
of- 
.ini- 
zatKifi to raise a Ketier.i! I'urnl i>v v ilun- 
fary pttblir •uhvrintion and distribute 
r the alleviation 
afely met by na- 
|.M.ai ..I -i.iir .lii .i.jnre* This organ- 
ization would operate in conjunction 
with representative 1 cal bodies 

The committee is of the further ooin- 
ion the pending action of the federal 
government in the matter and the pub- 
lication of details of the ultimate plan, 
■out the country should 
'arv commitments to 
- "i their er ' vho 

dance with t' ion 

: ;rv of War. rtv.,.., ,„ade 
o the National Chamber. 

TODAY IS FLAG DAY 

Today is Flag Day There has been 
no Flag Day in our history so signifi- 
cant as this Our flag and th<- princi- 

assailed 

v r.et 

■ iai 

ve are heart :at 

there i« n-^ .; ^...i to 

'»ay lo keep it floating in the sky. 

AMERICAN CHAMBER IN LONDON 

An .\nicriran ri,.,nif)< r of Commerce 
1 in London to co- 
id American business 

:t a 

:, , ;cd 

n London. 



JAPAN'S PACIFIC SWAY 

Fn a rr,-.,o .r,<-. I. \r. I'iit-l-iirgh \m- 

■1 preilic'^ed that 

•Iter on what he 

» !• ' M .1 I .HI. iTA. with ' .eld 

Japan enjoying a period oi ,»- 

peritV -inrl ur:i.r In fl,,- ^f 

this at 

the a ,rd 

"Pacific" la sptrlled with lioth a large 

P and a «mal! p if that were possible — 

^ -I- of September, 

' a total tonnage 

' ' " age of 

■■>» was. 



122 



San Francitco Chambrr of Commerce Activitic* 



THE INDUSTRIAL ADVANCE OF SAN FRANCISCO IS BECOMING 

MORE MARKED EACH DAY 



EXHIBIT NUMBER ONE 




Ever Ready Plant Under Construction at Eighth and Brannan Streets 



Ever Ready Building 
Well Under Way 

New San Francijco Industry 

Will be Model of 

Completeness 



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Wire ulass, will he iis»«l I lie iuiiuiMi>; 
will have five elevators, two spiral 

' •• ■ •■ ' all modrr' • ■^••■}\ 

I, inier-i 
. I>son vac 
-tirtevant heatinR and vriitilaiinK sys- 
• :n. vacuum cicaninf;, tcle-call system, 
-tcci lockers, hospital, restaurant, sprin- 
kler system, high pressure steam Selas 
ii3s mixing system, halls an«l all lava- 
tories an«l showers finished in marble 
.uul tile In fact, every human con- 
vinicnce far simplicity and economy. 
The l)tiildin»{ is hciuK erected under 
the supervision of Maurice C. Couchot. 
rnrtttrlttn',; Fnninecr, and will be, with- 
■n, one of the finest and 
late factory buildiuKS. not 
i>n:y iii mis part of the country, but in 
the whole Lnited States. 
1^ <^^ 

FUTURE MARKET FOR COAST 

LAYS IN FOSTERING TRADE 

WITH THE ORIENT 

Foreijfn Trade Department 
at Your Service 

:i an average radius uf six thous- 
'■•< from San Franci*ro lie* the 



an annual import 
jllars. Of this vast 



Fenestra steel windows, equipped with j sum San Francisco sold but fifty-four 



iniiii.iiis in 1910. 1 he averajje imports 
|ier capita of the countries mentioned at 
:trcsi-nt is but about two dollars with a 
steady increase from year to year and 
with every prospect of reaching ten dol- 
lars per capita within a very few years, 
hereby bringing the prospective imports 
ip to the enormous sum of ten billion 
dollars. South America, on the other 
hand, is receiving a great deal more at- 
tention but evi«lently the fact is over- 
looked that the average ra<litis from San 
'•"rancisco is but a few hun<lrrd miles less 
than the Orient: that the total population 
is but fifty-six million and the total im- 
i»orts about six hundred million of which 
San Francisco secured but six million in 
1916. The average per capita imjjorts in 
South America is, twelve dollars as com- 
pared with two to the Orient and inas- 
much as the population in the former 
is taking about all it can afford while the 
Orient is capable of a very large increase 
it is easy to see where the future market 
is for the Pacific Coast. It should be 
further remembered that San Francisco 
is just half the distance from the Orient 
1% compared with New York wherea* 
N'ew York is five hundred miles nearer 
to Valparaiso and seventeen hundred 
miles nearer liuenos Aires than this city 
Is it not worth while investigating op 
l>ortunities in the Orient? The Foreigi 
Trade Department of the Chamber will 
be glad to give any assistance within its 
power in this direction. 







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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 




Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
\:\\:\i\ rm ^•sI)\^ — .n m: ji^i. i<m7 



^o. 25 



Red Cross Appeal to Business Men of San Francisco 

Humanitarian Drive Now Under Way Must Yield $1,000,000 in City and $100,000,000 in Nation 
IF YOU CANT FIGHT FINANCE FOR THE CARE OF THOSE WHO CAN 



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Just a-s the country's younn iiitii ul- 
iTfd ten million lives in a Rrcat wave 
of patriotism and just as, a few day> 
later, the purses of the nation splen- 
lidly emptied themselves to finance the 
contest with Germany, so, this week, 
it is predicted by the Red Cross War 
Council, the Hundred Million Fund, 
needed for military and civil relief here 
md abroad, will be oversubscribed. 

This is the perio«I of unexampled en 
thusiasms. It was confidently hoped 
that' it would be a time when all wouM 
make sacrifices — and that hope has been 
abundantly realized Some men have 
Kladly Riven their lives. Many women 
have bravely given their men. Th'ise. 
who, through one cause or another, can- 
not make the supreme sacrifice, are 
-J-nwinfT their appreciation and <levotioii 
.: the big cause with their 
- of service and money. 

The President has commandeered an 
f'ntire nation. An the head of the 
\merican Red Cross, he has set aside 
the days from June 18 to 25 as "Red 
Cross Week." and he has empowered 
•he Red Cross War Council to canvas» 
lie entire population for subscriptions 
i'» the fund which will guarantee "doc- 
tor, nurse and bantlage" to everyone of 
our sick or wounded at the front. The 
appeal is direct and penetrates to every 
home where eligible young men are 
waiting for the draft. The Red Cross 
in>isls that a nation, proud of its 



'ighting men and loyally l>ehind them, 
will not send them across the water to 
battle for their liberties without first 
assuring them of proper care before 
they depart. 



U.S. Chamber Urges Action 



riie rresidciit has set a>i«lc the 
week beginning June ISth for a 
loinpaign to raise One Hundred 
Million Dollars for the Red Cross. 
Now we are raising a large army 
and expect to send a number of 
men on the other side of the At- 
lantic, the work of the Red Cross 
becomes of the deepest interest to 
almost every family in the coun- 
try. I sincerely trust that every 
commercial organisation will not 
only throw the weight of its in- 
fluence toward the raising of this 
fund, but will lend its active as- 
sistance and co-operation to that 
end. The thought of the people 
of the Nation for that week ought 
to be concentrated upon securing 
this fund and if it is properly 
•lone, there will be no doubt what- 
ever of the result It i< earnestly 
hoped that the membership of the 
National Chamber will play a 
prominent and effective part in 
this very essential feature of pre- 
paredness to which we stand over- 
whelmingly committed. 

Yours very truly. 

R. r, RHKTT. 
President 



Ciermaiiy's early sulccssts tn the war 
and her present cflFiciency in the field 
ire due to the corps of 800,000 nurses 
and the 80.0(X) ambulances that accom- 
panied the troops into action. Ger- 
many learned the lesson that wars are 
won by the Red Cross. The Crimean 
war would never have been won if 
l-'lorence Nightingale had not reformed 
the appalling if>n<litions where 600 out 
of every 1000 wounded men died. 
Japan's success in the war with Russia 
was due to the fact that, through an 
almost perfect Red Cross organization, 
practically all her wounded men were 
returned to the front. 

And. so, there has been organized at 
an unparalleled speed— for the nation 
is now working fast to make up for 
lost time — a campaign to raise a sum 
of money for our Red Cross, whose 
cfTicicnt co-operation with .Army and 
Navy will dr> more to win the war than 
any other single factor. Wliile there 
are hosts of voluntary workers, every- 
body is expecterl to "do his bit" The 
Hundred .Million Fund must be raised 
l)romptly. The States west of the Mis- 
sissippi have been apportioned fifteen 
millions. San Francisco, perhaps more 
appreciative of the Red Cross than 
most of the cities in the Union, has 
guaranteed a million. Let everybody 
have a share in uphohling the honorable 
name of the "City Loved 'Round the 
\VorM." 



124 



S«n FrancUco Chitmbrr of Commerce Activities 



Council of Defense to be 
Reorganized 

Organtxjition Not Working S^t it- 
factory to Ailniinittrjition 

m m 

FOOD CONTROL URGED TO 
PRKVENT RIOTS 

Special wtrc to Chamber ot Commerce 



■| ; thut l.ill will i..i 

« ^M) iit »|>ilr of i!' 

«. 

. limit entire c«uintry 

a- ' -•••- -- 

ill 

il. 

is expcclril to be iitroiiKcr than protrst^i 

of prr>fitirrr» and midcllcmcn aKain^t 

f .1. 

ncW of National Defense is 
I and is to 

!<• • V Commis- 

M • ' ' Krcat 

powers in '>n and 

a I'laii I'f before 

t' ' nt. It provides tor brinKinK 

- 'tees more prnniinrnth" to 

I and f' ry 

t •) to pl.i .1- 

a' ■ oiisi- 

t- have 

..,..; I.,, , ... .V „,,.il»le to 
'• -rress in closini; contracts at 

u! . re because of conflict of 

authurity. 

There is also a conflict between 
Chairman Penman of Shipping Board 
and General Gorthah, General Manayer 
of F.r Corporation formed by 

the > Board to build *hips 

The I, ias been put np to the 

President for settlement As laws stand. 
Shipping r"aril is ,-Iearly paramount to 
Gener an<l therefore Den- 

man <- ^cr position. He has 

made Ijis jju-itiuii stronger by refusing 
to approve contracts for steel plates at 
$95 per ton as recommendetl by 
Goethals 

Navy Department i"; obtaining same 
material at $56 per ton Strong efTorts 
arc being made by Califnrnians to have 
camp for National Army established in 
California, but War Department an- 
nounced that onlv camp on coast «'ill be 
'•.rated at American Lake. Washington 
The camp at Linda Vista. San Diego 
County, will be for National Guard 
only 

i-<rx oo»000»0»»»o»OOC «-:":-:":-:-^ 



The system of directory ex- A 
change maintained by the Chnm- v 
ber ha ' ! us to •!» 

the la- ..f city -' i 

in the i n; < <i States i ni^ 1- y 
due to the co-oprration of the X, 

nirn-I.er'; n ho SCnd in lli'ir ..I.! A 

di- These are -' y 

ot ^ who in t X 

directories to the Chamber Snx! y 
in your 1016 directory. It is es- Y 
timated that an average of ten 2 
persons each day consult the jf 
rh.Tm'irr's Hbrarv nf dirrrtnrir- T 



Members Asked to Aid 
Post Office Department 

In New Routing of Foreign 
Mail S«Tvicf 

VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS 

WELCOMED BY FOREIGN 

TRADE DEPARTMENT 

The following letter from Mr. f. S. 

i.'..i...ri. Superintendent of the Railway 

i-e lor this Division is sclt- 

;\. Ill order that every ad- 

.c may be secured from tliis great 

: uinity brought about by the un- 

tiritit; efforts of Postmaster Kay, all 

interested in foreign commerce with the 

•lies mentioned shi' ' ' ' * '. 

their views and 

K -K' the present seri..>>. ; ;.... 

think should be done and what, if any, 
new routes between this port and the 
\ territory named should be established 
DO TINS NOW. HKIOkK IT IS TOO 
LATK. Communications should be sent 
to the Foreign Tratle Department, San 
Francisco Chamber of Commercr, 



June 14. 1917. 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 
Foreign Trade Department. 
San Francisco, Cal. 
Sir: 

1 have for acknuwiedgemcnt your let- 
ter of the 13th instant and note that 
you desire detailed information as to 
what the Post Office Department wishes 
done. The department has no dclinitc 
plan to advance concerning the estab- 
lishment of any new routes. My letter 
of yesterday to you was written for the 
purpose of eliciting from the business 
|)eoplc of San Francisco an expression of 
their wishes concerning foreign mail 
service. 

It is necessary to prepare recommen- 
dations for these advertisements in ad- 
vance and it appears to us that the most 
fea<iible plan would be to consult with 
the foreign exporters an<l importers con- 
cerning the necessity for any additional 
service, and if it is found that there is 
a considerable demand for some special 
route, although it mi^ht be a new one, 
to then take the matter up with the 
various steamship com|ianies and submit 
an advertisement for such service, al- 
lowing every steamship company to 
submit bids thereon. 

We have no way of knowing the vol- 
ume of business that is transacted bet- 
ween San Francisco and various ports 
in South .America or Mexico that may 
or may not justify a direct mail route, 
but if it can be shown that a service 
of this kind is warranted by existing 
business or that which may hereafter 
• line to us. now is the opportune time 
•■■ «leter?iMne that fact an<l lay out plans 
N Hy taking this matter up 
uppers and ascertaining their 
II will assist this department 
in our effort in preparing 
'•nts for transmission to the 
t at Washington for their 
ion. 
riiaiiking you for your co-operation 
I am. very truly yours. 
J. S. Roberts. 
Superintendent. 



Business Men of Nation 
Confident of Result 

President Kostcr Confers with 

Leaders of Finance and 

Industry 

* » 

LAST WORD IN WAR SITUA- 
TION OBTAINED BY CHAM- 
BER FROM YAMA 
CONFERENCE 



Irtdcrick J. Kusler. rnsukiit o( the 
Chamber returned last l-'riday from at- 
tendance at the Vama Conference at 
New York. The Vama Conference is 
< semi-annual meeting of the leaders 
: industry and tinancc of the United 
■states. 

l-'resh from this important conference 
.Mr. Koster brought back the last word 
in the war situation from its broader 
aspect on the commerce trade an«l wel- 
fare of the United Slates. 

"I ha\e just been in New York tak- 
ing part in a serious conference of s<»me 
of the great industrial leaders of this 
country. I find that among the leaders 
in finance and industry as well as in 
professions, there is full realixation of 
the seriousness of our country's present 
position. 1 have not found any feeling 
of depression, but a very positive recog- 
nition of the fact that we are really at 
war. and have upon us the burden of 
thoroughly preparing for our national 
<lcfense. They seem to realize in the 
rCast more thoroughly than do we in 
the far West, that with Russia reduced 
to an extremely uncertain quantity, 
l-'rancc having had to bear the brunt 
far out of proportion to her resources in 
'lien and materials, and with F.ngland 
seriously menaced through the sub- 
marine activities and her cfTectiveness 
thereby reduced, we have upon our 
nation the bulk of the tremendous bur- 
•len imposed by this war. The services 
of those who are at the head of the 
.'reat industrial institutions, as well as 
many of those who lead in professions 
are being offered without stint to the 
government, and the government for- 
tunately is beginning practically to avail 
itself thereof. There has been placed 
at the disposal of the government, the 
splenrlidly equipped research laboratories 
of some of our industrial establishments 
together with the services of their highly 
trained personnel. 

".Strong efforts are being made to 
bring about every rational economy. It 
is probable that there will be regulation 
of the uses to which important materials 
may be put. This applies particularly 
to some of the essential metals. I 
understand that the Pennsylvania Rail- 
roa<l has gone so far as to tear up a 
'ine of rails leading to Atlantic City 
in order to ship them to France. Regu- 
lation will be put upon the construction 
of skyscrapers and such structures as 
might in light of existing conditions of 
need be considered superfluous, so as 
to save the steel for some highly neces- 
sary uses such as the building of ships 
and in the manufacture of munitions." 

".Mtogether the leaders throughout the 
Fast are imbued with the seriousness of 
the situation and of the necessity of 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



125 



AN OFFOKTUNITY WORTH 
INVESTIGATING 

Ralph M. (iiloll. lotti.ii «ooiU 
; of the U. S. Ucparlincnt oi 

< iiucrcc, at a hmclicon of the 
Sail Francisco Commercial Chil), 
last week, staled that the trouhlc 
with the American manufacturers 
method of doiiif? business in the 

< >'i. lit in general, and Java and 

.1 in particular, was not with 
; l.iction, but with lack of dis- 
tribution. Mr. Odcll, who has jii> 
returned from a six years' invcs 
tijjatinK tour of the Orient, l^ 
ciMiviiuid that these markets offer 
' ' • iiities to the cn- 

:urer who will 
,.,r^i .> ..;..... ,.;... -til to unci^ver 
them. The avcraKc American's la>.k 
of knowledge of Java is colossal. 
he said. Java is an island with a 
population of 30.000.(XX) and its 
imports total one-third as much as 
those of China. 

In India, which is the larsest 
cotton-usinjj part of the globe, the 

.,!!l,- ,■,.I1l|iti.>I!^ rvivt 



bringing this realization home to every 
ct>mmunity and every element of our 
nation. Scientists arc devoting them- 
selves to studies having for their object 
the coping with the submarine menace 
and so all along the line the uppermost 
concern is how to meet the problems 
incident to the war." 

•'The outstanding thing at this par- 
ticular time is to insure over subscrip- 
tion to the Liberty Loan in recognition 
of the tremendous moral effect and in- 
fluence that it will have upon the nations, 
both those with whom wc are struggling 
-itle by side and those who are our 
enemies." 

"The feeling in the East is that we 
in the West are not yet sufficiently 
aroused to the danger in which our 
country finds itself. On the other hand 
realizing how essential it is that there 
be infused into industry the strongest 
possible co-operative spirit, there is un- 
<|ualitied approval of the awakening 
which it is generally recognized has 
come upon San l-'rancisco, in the hand- 
ling of her industrial situation." 

"There is trcmen«lous gratification that 
the vicious and destructive anti-injunc- 
tion law put forward at our last legisla- 
ture failed to receive the signature of the 
(iovcrnor of California, thus preventing 
adoption of a law which would practic- 
ally have nullified the power of our 
courts to execute their mandates. There 
is unqualified approval too and unstinted 
praise for the spirit in which the com- 
mercial community of San Francisco 
has undertaken to deal with her in- 
dustrial <|ucstion; endorsement of the 
policy of the square deal in employ- 
ment and of the open shop; of dealing 
with the Labor Unions in a spirit of 
fairness, recognizing fully their value 
in the industrial and social scheme and 
insisting only that in their dealings 
they observe the same respect for tin- 
law and the integrity of agreements as 
is expected from any other set of in- 
dividuals or any othf- - ''ations." 

"One of those in .• at the 

conference remarked :> that he 

rather regretted the fact that thru our 



L lumber oi Cuiniiicrcc moveincnt, we 
had succeeded in placing San Francisco 
in a position where it was no longer 
puvsible to hold her up as atft)rdnig a 
iiorriblc e.\ample of an unhealthy in 
duslrial situation." 

"The leeliiiy that 1 bring back is that 
e\erytliing must be done to co-ordinate 
all our resources both human and ina 
terial; that wastefulness in any direction 
must be obviated both on the part of 
iiuluiduals and even more especially on 
liie part of communities. 1 should liki- 
'■• (.oiiit to one item particularly which 
not be too strongly emphasized in 
I 1-. critical time, the wasteful expendi- 
ture that would be incident to the four 
tracking of our main street, one of San 
francisco's greatest assets, Market St. 
.\ot only in the senseless misuse of 
^teel which should not be permitted at 
ihis time, but in the wasteful tearing 
up of the street, the utilizing of labor 
which with the demands lor military 
service calling so many out of their 
present lines of useful and necessary 
employment, should better be applied 
elsewhere, and the wasteful retardation 
of traffic over our main artery at this 
particular period, when no such ob- 
stacles can possibly be tolerated." 

"There is emphasized more strongly 
than ever the need of strong and in- 
telligent organization to stimulate nec- 
essary activities and to oppose stupidly 
wasteful and extravagant policies." 

"The one thing that is revealed is our 
utter unpreparcdness as a nation, the 
temporary helplessness of the Govern- 
ment, and on the other hand the re- 
markable resourcefulness and patriotic 
readiness to council and to serve of 
the leading industrialists and others of 
trained intelligence in the great Eastern 
centers of our country." 

"The one outstanding f.ict — and to 
which every discussion reverted was that 
the practical man of affairs, be he in- 
dustrialist, a leader in the professions, 
financier or merchant — must be prepared 
through proper organization conceived 
in a statesmanlike spirit of service, to 
take a much more definite part in the 
business of government; that the na- 
tion's danger has pointed out the ob- 
ligation resting upon him to do his share 
toward bringing to bear the iiilluencc of 
the intelligent and more enlightened and 
personally unselfish upon the politics of 
his locality — and through that in turn 
upon state and nation — to the end that 
we might be governed by ability and 
intelligence rather than by the product 
of a certain facility of appeal to the 
temporary and more or less superficial 
prejudices and whims of the uninformed 
masses; that upon him naturally should 
rest — and rightfully, the obligation of 
so organizing and informing the great 
mass of the people that ap|>eal to i)reju- 
dice based upon misunderstanding thru 
lack of information should no longer 
be possible." 

"This is essentially the day of the 
business man's duty. Our country calls 
for the best in all of us, and we must 
►;ivc ungrudgingly." 

NOW YOU WILL GET IT 
How may I get informatir>n desired 
by an F.astern frieiul who has about 
$2,000 to invest in something involving 
all or partly out-of-doors activity, in or 
near San I'rancisco? 

The Music Supply Co. 



New Members Since 

Last Publication 



hollowing arc new members of the 
Chamber of Commerce since the last 
publication of the .\ctivities. 

— B— 
Barbier. H. F. 
I'.ernard. Judae & Co. 
Hrilliaiit .Mercantile Co , In.- 
Itrittain & Kuhl 
Uyrnc & Co., J M. 

— C— 

California (Iraiiite Co. 
California Hair Store 
Cole, W. Russell 
Crittenden. Nathaniel H 

— D— 

Dobbins, J. L. 

— F— 
h'owler .\ir|)lanc Co. 
I'"risk, F. 

— G— 
'ierdetz, L. F. 
(jrcene. Herbert I.. 

— H— 
Hall-Scott Motor Car Co, Inc. 
Harms, H. Clyde 
Hinchman, H. M. 
Hobson. H. F. 
llouk Co.. Geo. W. 

— I— 

International Mack Corporation 

— K— 

Kemp, Edward H. 
Klopstock Co., Paul 

— L— 

Luiiham & Moore 

— M— 

.Matcer & Prescott 
Metcalfe, G. A. 

— N— 
National Dollar Shirt .Shops, Inc. 
Nopander, Louis Nicholas 

— O— 

Ohlandt. Henry W. 

— P— 

Parker Distributing Co. 
Pyrene Mfg. Co. 

— R— 
Romer Co.. Robert 

— S— 
Scharlach, G. J. 

— W— 
Western .Krt (ilass Shade Works 
Wheeler. Wm. H. 
Whitney Co., J. C. 
Wilson Steel Products Co. 
^ 1^ 

CENSOR NOTICE 

1. The following censorship regula- 
tion will be effective ini<lnight, .Monday, 
June 18, 1917. 

2. h'very sen<ler of a wireless or 
cable message must place his full name 
and address, and the full name and ad- 
dress of addressee, on the face of the 
message. 

^. This information is for the censor 
and is not to he transmitted as a part 
of the message. 

Yours truly. 

WM I', DUNNING, 
Naval Censor. 



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San FrancUco Chamber of Comnuice Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 

OF COMMERCE 

ACTIVITIES 

Kntcrcd .>^ ■>.-, i •! la ^ m-.ttrr January 

7. I'' 

1 

the av^t vl .Marcli .}. l?*.** 

Subtcription Price, liiiy Cent* per Year. 

Hubliihed weekly by the 
SAN KRANXISCO CHAMBER OF 

CO" K 

SJerctianls i Kiiildinfc 

465 California St . ^aii Francisco 



For WKal You W«nl lo Know 

Call Kearny 112 



The Activities it the official organ of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. Use 
it as such. Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Tuesday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 



SUGGESTIONS 

Arm Alwmjt In Order 

P*M TbiMB Al*ng 

Member* of the Chamber of 
Commerce are frequently in a 
position to observe new way* oi 
working out problem*, that might 
be used advantageoualy by other 
member* — if the BuggeBtion* were 
pa**ed along. It may not occur 
to the average buaineat man. that 
by making ■uggeationt for the help 
of hi* business neighbor. he i* 
helping his own firm. It has the 
effect of creating a business 
standard. 

Suggestions, carefully thought 
out. drawn from your own observ- 
ations and experience are welcome 
and will be published in the 
Activities. Your suggestion may 
have the effect of so simplifying 
another man's business that his 
trade with you will increase. Put 
your ideas on record. 



San Francisco's allotment to the Lib- 
erty Loan was $42,000,000. For good 
measure we gave $14,000,000 more, and 
there is still a few millions left for the 
Red Cross. 



Among the Members 

R. ? 

SHERMAN. CLAY A COMPANY 

MOVE WHOLESALE 

DEPARTMENT 

-lierinan. Clay & Company are Parlfu- 
v.oa!>t Distributors of Victor T;il' • - 
.Machine prcwlucls (Victrnlas, \! 
Rrcords, etc » They aNo ilo an 
trn»ive wholesale liu»iiir»s in I - 

Sir; ' '• ••"' ' 

cal 

1 . 1-1 ^. 

iratrd in aiiditioii t«i tlic ict.iil 
~- at Kearny .Tn<! Sutter Strcct5. 
l.cUiK scattered ' -« the various 

parts of the elcv of that build- 

inn II Aim un Kniwlh of the 

ri tail 1 ind the desire to Kivc 

the \'ii;... . . .iiltutinK | »....• -n,, >i( and 

the \\h.>le>alc Musical I De 

partinent better facilitio, .''•'.'''' 

menis were moved to the lull buildinK 
at 741 Mission Street, between Third 
and Fourth Streets. Considerable ex- 
pense was entailed in lilting up this 
•l'.n>- of I7.()()0 sipiare feet. l-!very con- 
Miutiuc has been installed not only for 
tli<- I iiiploycis but principally idr the 
.l(.il«r- .Milioiinh this depot is strictly 
« lioli-sale. Sherman, Clay & Company 
are believers in service in the fullest 
sense — service should be rendered not 
only to the retail customer but to the 
two thousand Pacific Coast dealers in 
their u' ' ' relations with Shcrmai; 
Clay \ y. 

Sheri. .... & Company feel tha: 

this can be cnsuKrcd a modern whole- 
sale depot in its arrangement, stock and 
appointments. .\ny merchant or busi- 
ness m.nn is welcome to inspect these 
mw <|uarters. No appointed time is 
IK less.iry-a drop-in call will be wcl- 
ciiud and the visitor will be shown 
thr-iifih by any of the young men in 
• h,- ..tTi... 

ESPEES PART 

The Southern Pacific played an ex- 
traonlinary part in assisting the Pacific 
("oast to ovcr.subscrihc the Liberty 
Loan. Figures made public at the gen- 
eral offices of the company in San 
I'rancisco show that the total amount 
subscribed by the employees on the 
Pacific System alone reached $1,319,000. 
This sum was pledged in 12 days after 
the call issued by President Sproule. 



PORTAGE RUBBER CO. 
The Portage Rubber Company of 
.\kron. Ohio, have opened oflFices and dis- 
tributing rooms at 745 Mission Street. 
The r^ortage Company is one of the 
l.ircest manufacturers of tires in the 
rni»'-<l States The local plant under 
tl • ■ of B. J. Wildman is for 

tl; -f the company's product 



Placement Bureau 



I . — n and preparedness 

.lit- lor the success of 

an> .. and we would ap- 

preciate having our members a«l- 
\ise their friends and associates 
• >i the services rcndereil by the 
1'l.icement Bureau, for both em- 
ployers and employes, free of 
harge. 



This is Red Cross Week. The West 
IS asked to raise fifteen million dollars. 
This is an endorsed subscription. 



SFNT> IN* YOt-R srCGESTIONS 

.\ 'IS THE 

S UNITED 

.< I \ I K> I .N r<»Kt-. ii..\ I K.-VDE. 



ADAMS EXPRESS CO. 

The new general oflicc of the Adams 
Express Company, for the Pacific Coast 
will open July 1st. at No. 543 Market 
Street. The offices will be under the 
direction of NV. !•". Elder, former manager 
of the .-Xtlanta. Georgia offices. 



367. If >ou iue<l a cic<lu inanagi i 
having ((ualitications of unusual ex 
perience and accomplishments, and 2J 
years of forceful and tactful results, it 
will be beneficial to have you meet 
this applicant personally. Eastern and 
local references. 

368. l^xecuiivc or managerial posi- 
tion wanti<l by man who has had sev- 
eral years successful experience in real 
istate business. Has tact and a pleas 
ing personality, and would ipialify for 
an adjustment or complaint bureau 
manager. 

369. Young man of ii, experiiiued 
in street railway accounting, steain-liip 
and manufacturers agents work wi.slies 
position. Is capable of taking full 
rharge of pay-roll, auditing and general 
ledger work. Willing to furnish bond, 
also to go to country town if good 
opportunity offers. 

370. .\nierican citizen, 46 years of 
ires CMciilive position. Has had 

and real estate experience, also j 
.',v {■' handle sales force successfully ( 
Local references. 

371. Traffic manager and purchasint' 
a^ent, familiar with stationery, book 
binders and printers supplies, desir< 
connection with a responsible firm. 

372. .American. 36 years old, ex 
pcricnced in newspaper, organization 
and promotion work, wishes executive 
position. Is efficient sales manager 
and can furnish good references. 

i 373. Bookkeeper and auditor with 
several years experience with street rail- 
way and mining companies, desires posi- 
tion with a large corporation. Is a 
high-class man and can furnish satis- 
factory references. Is 35 years of age. 
W-374. Young woman proficient in 
literary and editorial writing wishes to 
write folders and booklets; or would 
correct and edit manuscripts Highest 
local references 

POSITIONS OPEN 

A-375. Export house rcpiires young 
man for departmental manager, must be 
first-class correspondent and experienced 
in general export trade with Orient. 
.Australia, and .South .Seas. Excellent 
opportunity for good man. Apply by 
letter, enumerating qualifications and 
state salary expected. 

A-376. We have advice of an oppor- 
tunity with local import firm for a 
capable man to take charge of the sell- 
I ing of bean oil and other (^)riental oil. 
One that is familiar with the selling ^ 
to the -American market. References •^ 
required. 

A-377. A young man who can invest 
about $1,(XX) or $1,500 in a growing and 
reliable manufacturing business, can se- 
cure a good position, and profits on his 
investment. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



12: 



Transportation 
Department 

SHIPPERS MEETING 
More than one hundri-d shippers and 
receivers of freight met in the Assembly 
Rooms of the San Francisco Chamber 
of Commerce on Tuesday to discuss the 
applications t'lled with the California 
Railroa<l Commission relative to the 
securing of an increase in freight 
rales. 

Mr. Seth Mann, .\ttorney and Manager 
of the Transportation Hureau of the 
Chamber, who has just returned from 
Washington where he attended the hear- 
ings before the Interstate Conunerce 
Commission on the increases on inter- 
state freight rates spoke to the shippers 
regarding the attitude assumed by the 
Chamber in that hearing. 

At the hearing before the Interstate 
Commerce Commission on applications 
«»f the railroads for a 15 per cent ad- 
vance in all interstate freight rates, Mr. 
Seth Mann, Attorney an«l Manager of 
the Traffic Bureau, presented a written 
protest stating the position of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce on the carriers' ap- 
plications. 

The first section of the protest makes 
a general statement as to the position 
of the Chamber, while the second part 
of the protest contains statistical ex- 
hibits and explanations of these. The 
latter are somewhat voluminous and 
could not be reproduced here, but the 
iirst part of the protest is shown below 
lor the information of members of the 
Chamber: 

"The San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce respectfully protests the 15 per 
cent horizontal advance in freight rates 
and charges as sought by the carriers 
serving the Pacitic Coast, and for 
grounds of protest states: 

I. 

"That any advances by such carriers 
in water competitive rates, that have 
been heretofore made lower to or from 
points at or near the Coast than to or 
from intermediate points by reason of 
competition of water routes, arc unlaw- 
ful and contrary to the provisions of 
the last paragraph of the fourth section 
of the Act to Regulate Commerce un- 
less such advances arc specially author- 
ized by the Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission after an investigation as pro- 
vitled in said paragraph." 

"Vour protestant has on this ground 
protested all such advances heretofore 
made, and now protests these proposed 
a«lvances on the same ground." 

II. 

"That a horizontal increase in inter- 
state freight rates will tlisrupt com- 
mercial relations in existence for many 
years by increasing the difference or 
'lifferential between rates which in- 
fluence and control the • t of 
products, manufactures at rce." 

"In this behalf your pri.;. .,.,,; -sates 
that it favors the allowance to common 
carriers of a fair return upon the 
amount of their investment in property 
used in the public service, and further- 
(Continued to page 129.) 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 

If you arc intcrc»t«'d write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Conimerce giviiiK number. 



1545. (<inoa (Italy) I'irm wuul^ like 
to communicate with manufacturers and 
ilealers in chemicals, colors, oils, and 
grease for manufacturing glycerine soap 
and glycerine. 

1546. Panama (Panama) party, would 
like to represent in that territory, all 
.American manufacturers, importers and 
exporters. 

1547. San Francisco (Cal.) party, in 
the interest of a Sydney, Australia 
firm, would like to communicate with 
firms exporting supplies for gramo- 
phones and phonographs. 

1548. San Francisco (Cal.) firm, in 
the interest of a Japanese client, wishes 
10 communicate with exporters of 
knives, forks, spoons, kitchen utensils, 
tinplate ware and enamel ware. 

1549. San l-rancisco (Cal.) organiza- 
tion, in the interest of Hritish firm 
located at (iuayaquil, Kcuadt»r, wishes 
to communicate with exporters of llour, 
tallow, rice, salmon and paper. 

1550. San I'Vancisco (Cal.) firm, in 
the interest of a Japanese client, would 
like to communicate with importers of 
copra, gum, tin, ebony, rattan, etc. 

1551. l.os .Angeles (Cal.) party, with 
good business connections along the 
West Coast of .Mexico, would like to 
communicate with firms that might be 
interested in the importation of the 
small .Mexican cocoanut, hemp, cattle 
and deer hides, crude rubber and chicle. 

1552. Malaga (Spain) firm would like 
to secure a representative in this city 
for the sale of their .Spanish wines. 

1553. Osaka (Japan) firm would like 
to communicate with importers of 
menthol cones, |)ci)periniiu crystals and 
(leppermint oil. 

PACIFIC RAILWAY CLUB 

The Paciiic Railway ( liib li.ivc ar- 
ranged with the San Francisco Commer- 
cial Club to hold their meetings the 
sicund Thursday of each month. It is 
estimated that the maximum attendance 
will be about one hundred and fifty 
persons. 

I'ollowing arc the officers of the club: 
A. \{. Habcock, President, Consulting 
Electrical Engineer, Southern Pacific 
Company; G. II. Hinkley. First Vice- 
Presiiltnt, Valuation Engineer, United 
R. R of S. F.; P. P. Hastings. Second 
Vice-President. .Assistant (leneral Freight 
.\geiit. .\tchison. Topcka & .Santa Fe 
R.R. Co ; H. \V. Pcrrin. Treasurer, Divi- 
sion Engineer. Southern Pacific Com- 
pany: W. S. VV'ollner, Secretary, Assis- 
tant to Chief Engineer, Northwestern 
Pacific R.R. Co. (iovernors: R. H. In- 
gram, General Manaeor, Mt. Tamalpais 
& Muir Wo • ■ • oad Co.; W. R. 
.Mberger, \'i • nt and General 

Manager. San . ..i... .>io, Oakland Term- 
nal Railways; R. L. I.owry. Superin- 
tt-nclcnt Roadway. Oaklan<l. .\ntioch & 
Eastern Railway Co.; G. W. Rear, Gen- 
eral Bridge Inspector. Southern Pacific 
Company. 



Marine Department 



1,(X)0 tons hemp and 6,UO0 tons sugar 
arrived here last week from Ma'riila. 

Standard Oil Company's Steamer 
I. -i.ili .\Iacy arrived here last week 
1 the \ ards oi Skinner & Eddy, 
...iile, Washington, where the vessel 
A as constructed, ami will load a cargo 
.f oil for a foreign port. This new 
vessel has a carrying capacity for 78,(X)0 
barrels of oil. 

Steamer Sierra arriving here last week 
from Sydney brought as part cargt) 
S,44y cases egg pulp shipped by the 
.\ustralian Investment Company of Syd- 
ney, to J. l.ayton & Company of this 
city. 

Two new lugs being constructed by 
the Union Iron Works for the Rolph 
•Navigation & Coal Company will be 
ready for launching this September, and 
when completed will be put into com- 
mercial use by the Company in towing 
liarges, etc., up and down the coast. 

Steamer Tiger, just completed by the 
Union Iron Works for the Standard Oil 
Company, departed from here last week 
for the Orient, with a full cargo of 
case oil, amounting to about 250,(XX) 
cases. 

An increase of fifty cents per thousand 
in coast lumber freights has just gone into 
eltect. This applies to all loading ports 
with the exception of Coos Hay. where 
the increase amounts to seventy-live 
cents. The rate from ports in Wash- 
ington to South America show an ad- 
dition of $.s per th<»usand. 

1 he German sailing vessels which 
were seized in Pacific Coast ports on 
declaration of war have been renamed 
l>y the U. S. Shipping Hoard. 

The names of the following famous 
old clipper ships have been assigned 
as follows; Kurt to Dreadnaught, Stein- 
bck to Northern Light, Dalbek to Red 
Jacket, .\riioldiiie X'iniien to Game 
Cock and Ottawa to Flying Cloud. 

Schooner Sehomc was sold last week 
by the Port HIakeley Mill Company to 
\(. L, Whitney of Mobile. 

Tolls through the Suez Canal, it is 
announced will be raised 75 centimes 
after July 1st making the rate for laden 
ships 8.i>0 francs and for ships in ballast 
6 francs per tmi. 

Norwegian Steamer Thordis which 
was launched .it .Mo 're & Scott's yaril 
early this year, has been chartered for 
Trans-I';iciiic trade, for six months, at 
the rate of $105,000 per month. 

55.172 sacks beans. 4,.100 bags peanuts, 
I.V664 bags rice, arrived here last week 
from Japan by Steamer Kiki Maru of 
which S. L. Jones & Company are 
igents. 2,.5(X) tons of nitrate arrivecl 
here from West Coast. 

W. R. Grace & Company have notified 
this department that the Company's 
Steamer Pennsylvania will steam from 
here for .Southern ports about July 25th 
'his to be followed by the Steamer 
Santa Rita on .August 9th. 

Hark Flying Cloud. 2,542 tons register, 
has been chartered for one round trij) 
San I'rancisco to .Australian port, lump 
sum $110,000 bv Geo. W. McNear. Inc. 

This is Red Cross Week. The West 
is asked to raise fifteen million dollars. 
This is an endorsed subscription. 



JJM 



San Francisco Chamber of Cc 



Activities 



Official Censorship Local Branch for Trade at a Glance by 

Regulations - Save This National Safety Council Bradstreets 



tl,r 



iJth^c ^1 the Naval Lc^l^.•I 

LANGUAGE 
Mcft»aKr> iiia) l>c wrillcn in plaii> 
Engltah. French or SiLiiukh 

CODES 
■illowing aulhorixed codes nia> 



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SAN KKANCISCO 
Wholesale ami J>>lil>iii^; I ratic — Fairly 
.1. 
I rsHr— Fair. 

iiid In<lu»try — Acuvc. 

■ , SEATTLE 

as ii prcvciitadvc. rut • • • v< > 

.\i\\ he callrd lo war Wholcnale ami JuhliiiiK Trade — Normal 
uii at hum. ■■ ■ ■ ' • proved. 
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id Induitry—Aclive. 



includinK ini 



TACOMA 

' ' lul JohhiiiK I ra«lc — Normal 
-Uiiirt 

-,, ;iK' and Imln-irv V.ti\f 

\\ including tivc •»f^ taken lu educate the ciiipiuyci as Collection*— Ni.riiial 

well a* the worker. The National PORTLAND 

I.icbera mol inctuding tivc letter ^"^";,'' '|'"J!!d *", ' 'u( ^Vholcsalc and Jobbing Trade-Good 

fditi 'n). ' ,. , , R.i.il Til,!. Otiiet. 

^^' id Industry — Active. 



1 Combinatioi. 

! Combination 
;iion. 
ic Cotton Code 



9. KivKkidc Lt>Uc, 5th edition. 
10. A. Z. 

ADDRESSES 
C«Mlr addresses n-K'i^tired since Jan- 



iitihly uiul public 

i he larger iiidu»- 

iii«l cciiicis have local councils but so 

tar none Uas been orgaiiued in San 

• >, althu many individuals and 

re arc iiicinher<i oi the iiatiuiial 

There were present \N %un Puhl of 
the United Railroads: V K lliu-lo- ■•t 



of addressee 



the I'acihc Gas and 
S. E Davis 
J. Fowler. I 
Chowrn, «»! 



Electric 

Str.iiiss 



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> lion 
Lalifor 



ceii»or 

MK<AGES WITHOUT TEXT 

without text will be re- 
ins. ..issif>n 

SINGLE WORD MESSAGES 
> rd messages will be refused 

- Is arc authorized 
::ito two or more 

to the c«>i»"«r 

SIGNATURES 

he siRiicd. 
. idual, by the sur- 

-n or organization. ti> 

I r.'^o.insihle member 

■n, or two or 

lie or recog- 

ting the name 



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hibitcd. 

SUPPRESSIONS. DELAYS. ETC. 

All MH-saices are accepted at sender's 



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I'cctors. As!»tKiatiun; \ 
< >' .« . < .iriMiiiiia Packing Corpora- 
.(••ti. John K. liroMiull, Superintendent 
<>i Saiity for the Industrial .Accident 
Commission; Harold Mcstree, represent- 
ing the National Safety Council, and 
il. P. Adams. Secretary of the Indus- 
trial Department of the Chamher of 
Commerce. 

The next meeting will be held Tues- 
ilay. Jtitir 2f>th 

INFOkMATION TO SENDERS 
U hen a iiussage d«»es not conform 
the censorship regulations, the sender 
will be ii;)tirM-(l by free service 
CODE MESSAGES 

at San I'ran- 
ud by a traiis- 
ia;i>>n i nis win :.i. i.u.ite the trans- 
mission of the nie«saKe. 
FIGURES 
Unrelated numbers, or code words 
iit.i. !i translate into unrelated numbers. 
< d. In using numbers in tiu-s- 
iic coininodity to which the iium- 
bcr* refer nuist be im bided in the text. 
PROHIBITED 
The follovviuK inlortnali >n is pro- 
hibited in the text of messageit: 

1. Military information. 

2. Aid to the enemy. 

3. N ' V. 

4. I: .cments of all 



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to the crn«r>r 

H. M ' - Patific vessels 

in win :s class of mes- 

sage m..-i ..> ,viii •>• >.aL»le. 



SPOKANE 

Wholesale and JobbiHK Trade — Good. 
Retail Tratle — .Normal. 
.Manufacturint^ and Industry — Active. 
Collections — Good. 

I« l« 

LABOR TURNOVER DISCUSSION 
The Society for the Study of Lni- 
ployiiient Problems held a most inter- 
esting meeting in the Commercial Club 
last Thursday evening. The Society ^ 
hR* been studying the problem of em- ^ 
:it and labor turnover for thc 
>r and a half and only recently 
fiKi i<i invite speakers lo address the 
meetiiiKs on the subjects outlined. 

Mr. .Miner Chipinan. an cITiciency en- 
gineer of national reputation gave a 
most interesting and instructive talk on 
his experiences covering many years of 
research work. Mr. Chipnian made the 
survey for labor interests as to the 
efficiency methods employed in the 
Watcrtown Arsenal, lie also conducted 
a scries of invcstiKations in New York 
City covering problems in department 

! stores. 

Dr. Hall of the General Efficiency 
Company also addressed the meetinK: 
and supplemented his talk with prac- 
tical character readings with those 
present. 

I The membership of the Chamber i^ 
invited to attend the meetings of tht 
Society. Due notice of future meetings 

I wilt be given in these columns. 

I A Krcat interest has been aroused in 
manufacturing and other lines due to 
the demand for greater efficiency and 
the elimination of waste as a war meas 

lure, if for no other reason. 
1^ 1« 

j CHANCE FOR RUSSIAN TRADE 

1 An .\mcrican born in Russia speaking 

I Russian langiiage and conversant with 

'people and customs and having had a 
number of years experience in coinmer- ^ 
cial business is about to go to Russia n 

'with view to representing American 
firms. Would like to get in touch with 
manufacturers of shoes, underwear, hos- 
iery, dry goods and light machinery of 
labor saving type. Can be reached 
throuRh F'oreign Trade Department of 
the Chamber. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitiei 



129 



Business for You 

June J5, iyi7. lO.UU a lu.. bids will 
be opened by the Uepot Quartcrnustors 
Department at Fort Mason for supplies 
This proposal issued under date oi 
June 11th, is one ol the largest made 
by the government. Copies contaiiiiuK 
a complete list of items reipiired are 
on file on the floor of the KxchauKc 
June 25. 1917. 10:00 a. m.. bids will 
be opened at the office of the Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason for the 
construction and complete equipment 
of one single screw steel steamer for 
harbor service. 

July 2, 1917. 9.00 a. m.. bids will be 
opened at the office of the Depot 
Quartermaster for the furnishing of 
grocery supplies. The list as supplied 
by the quartermasters di-|)artment ti> 
the Chamber contains twenty-one items 
July 2. Vn7. 9 a m.. bids will be re- 
ceived by the Depot Quartermasters 
Department at I'ort .Mas.)n for Irish 
potatoes and fresh onions. The veg- 
etables are required for use in the 
Philippine Islands. 

July 2. 1917. 11:00 a. m.. bids will be 
opened at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason for sub- 
-i'tencc supplies. 

I« 1^ 
I'ollowing is a list of new business in 
San Francisco, firms that have movc«l 
their offices and general business 
changes as reported to the Chamber of 
Commerce Industrial Department: 

The Royal Society. Hammond Build- 
ing. Post and Stockton Streets. H. C. 
Verrau. Moveil from Market Street. 
Fmbroidcries, etc. 

I-ouis J. Sel/nick Productions, 985 
Market Street. (3rd floor). Motion pic- 
tures. Offices and branch. Moved from 
234 Kddy Street. 

Sterling Auto Top & Equipment Co., 
635 (iolden (iate .Avenue. .\uto top 
manufacturers. N'ew factory. 

Stoeckers, 680 Market Street. New 
candy store. F'ormerly located in Oak- 
land. 

Turner & Dahnkcn, 944 Market Street. 
.\ new building for the exclusive use 
of "T. & D." is now being built on 
Cjolden Gate .\venuc between Jones and 
Leavenworth. Will be two-story and 
used as film exchange and office. 

United Cigar Stores. 22nd and Mission 
Streets. Have taken Lippman's 'Bros. 
Department Store, old location and arc 
to subdivide into six stores. 

S S. Weir Co. Mills Building, Capt. 
Kennedy. New office. 

Westerfield & I.escberg. 200 Golden 
Gate (Rex Auto Supply Co.) New ac- 
cessory firm. 

A. J. Wochos, 818 Market Street. 
Opening new shoe store. 

Western Iron Co.. 545 Monadnock 
Building. Opening down-town office 
as above. 

Bingo Manufacturing Co.. 1030 Oak 
Street. Mamifacturers of hand soap 
that requires no water. Comparativelv 
new. Moved from Oakland to S;i- 
I'rancisco. 

California Grain Co.. 519 California 
Street. A. B. Haslacher. G E I.angc. 
New Grain firm. 

\\ m Cluff Company. Spear and Mis- 
sion Streets, Wholesale Grocers. New 
building to be erected at Spear and Mis- 
sion Streets.. 4 stories. 



Interned Ships Would Save 
Flag on Pacific 

Members Ur^ed to Communicate 
withWashingtun Representatives 

*« IN 

Prior to the eiitrame of the United 
States into the war there was a large 
shortage of ship tonnage on the Pacific 
ocean to transport raw materials from 
ilie Orient for making articles reqiiircil 
ly the allies. Now that we have eiiteretl 
the ciJiiflict our requireimnls of raw 
products will be enormously increased. 

I.ct every member interested in the 
return of the American flag to the 
Pacitic and preventing a possible dis- 
aster by running short of raw products, 
write to the U. S. Shipping Board 
urging them to take immediate and 
favorable action on the recommenda- 
tion of this Chamber. San IVaiuisco 
has gi\iii tile nation fiftj-four million 
dollars to carry on the war let the 
government give it the interned ves-els 
in the Orient to still further help and to 
take out the supplies that Russia .MUST 
H.W'Iv or lose. Send copies of your N-t- 
ters to the Foreign Trade Department 



The fo'lowing fi<;ures tell the 


story: 




1914 






San Francisco 




Nationality 


Net Tonnai;e 


Per Cent 


.American 


4i.or)(, 


-1 


lapanese 


31.30(1 


.;s 


Dutch 






Norwegian 






British 


9.i'22 


if 


Total 


82,388 
Puget Sound 


lOO'/r 


\ til eric an 


13.323 


15 


lapanese 


64.224 


74 


Norwegian 


2.788 


4 


British 


6,238 


7 


Total 


86.573 
Total 


lOO^r 


-American 


55.289 


33 


lajianese 


95.524 


56 


Dutch 






Norwegian 


""2.788 


2 


British 


15.360 


9 


Total 


168.961 


100% 




1917 






San Francisco 




Nationality 


Net Tonnage 


Per Cent 


.\mcricaii 


JO.n.sd 


13 


lapanese 


ini n<)2 


M 


Dutch 


29.660 


10 


Norwegian 


7.251 


4 


British 








I.=?0 4.s3 




Total 


100% 




Puget Sound 




.American 


2.561 


2 


lapanese 


118.442 


8.^ 


Norwegian 


12.204 


8 


British 


6.522 


5 


lolal 


I.W729 
Total 


100% 


•American 


23.21 1 


8 


lapanese 


220.334 


74 


Dutch 


20.6r/) 


10 


Norwegian 


10.455 


6 


British 


6.522 


2 



Total 



299.182 



100% 



INVKSTIGATION OF FOKKIGN 

TAKIFF CONDITIONS 

POSTPONED 

1 lie 1 11 l»y the United .^! 

Tariff < -n on tariff and • 

problem- eign countries. iiiclu<....^ 

Japan. China, (ireat Britain. Italy and 
l-'rance, which «as to have <»een conducted 
by two members of the Commis'>i.>ii 
who were to sail from San Francisn. 
for the l-"ar l-'ast during the first part 
of July, has been indefinitely postponed. 
fei '•a 

NATIONALIZATION OF BANKS 
URGED 

The Council of National Defense 
has sent out an appeal to the state 
councils of defense asking them to 
urge state banks and trust companies to 
enter the Federal Reserve system. Na- 
tionalization of the banks of the coun- 
try is urged as a patriotic duty. .\p- 
proximately two-thirds of the banks ol 
the country, representing about one-half 
of its banking resources, are not mem- 
bers of the l-'ederal Reserve system. 
Ii« IN 

Robert Newton Lynch. Vice-President 
and Manager of the Clianilier will ad- 
dress the members atten<ling the Kexall 
Sectional Meeting to be held at tin II.>trl 
.St. Iraiicis, June 21st. 

(Continued from page 127.) 
more believes that an increase in the 
cost of operation due to increase in the 
cost of labor and materials may prop- 
erly justify an advance in the income 
from operation to cover these advanc- 
ing costs." 

"Voiir protcstant has no means of 
determining what amount of increase in 
freight rates may be necessary for this 
purpose an<l leaves the matter, with 
full confidence, to the determination of 
this honorable commission." 

"Your protcstant, however, earnestly 
tirges that, in whatsoever manner this 
question may be settled, the rate re- 
lationships of persons, places and com- 
modities, be preserved, as far as prac- 
ticable." 

".And in this regard there arc here- 
unto appended compilations of statistics 
concerning the carriers serving the 
Pacific Coast. These figures indicate 
that any one of these carriers could, 
without dangerous diminution of sur- 
plus, await the preparation of regular 
tariffs which would preserve the dif- 
ferential relationships and yet would 
carry such advances as the commission 
may decide to permit. The calculations 
arc based upon the carriers' own figures 
and give full weight to the increased 
costs f>f operation shown by Wettling 
Exhibit No. I, both actual .nid prospec- 
tive. Other figures shown arc taken 
from the carriers' rcport.s to the Com- 
mission or to their stockholders. After 
deducting all increased expenses claime<l. 
both accrued and to accriie. and calcu- 
lating the probable operating income for 
the year 1017 by a percentage method 
applied to the returns for 1916, the 
Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co., 
and the Southern Pacific Co., show de- 
cided increases in operating income. The 
full details of the protest are on file 
with the Transportation Department of 
the Chamber where they may be had 
on application." 

^ IN 

This is Red Cross Week. The West 
IS asked to raise fifteen million dollars. 
This is an endorsed subscription. 



K^n 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitie* 



The Industrial Advance of San Francisco 

to be Augmented by Enlargement of Simmons Plant C 



EXHIBIT NUMBER TWO 




Structure at Bay and North Point Streets to be Enlarged to Meet Heavy Demand 



Almost Entire Output of 
Local House Used on Coast 

178,000 Square Feet of Floor Space 

Not Lar^je Enough to Take 

Care of Growing Trade 

(tiir ,,i (lie i.itrst additions to San 
life is the new 
N'S COMPANY, 
erected on (hv laat side of Powell 
Street, between Bay and North Point 
Streets. The huildinK covers one-half 
of a city block and is one of the most 
complete manufacturing plants in the 
city. 

TKif r\rr ill, rrnsltlL' <1clll ;i;iil foT thC 

ny. who 
iiiKS and 
kindred pr<>iiuci», i<< responsible for the 
erfrti-^n of the new plant. Almost the 
!tput of the local house is i- 
. the demands of the P.i 
< .M-t 

The new building is equipped with a 
modern sprinkler «»-'•-•" i".-...^tn «.n.'. 
Otis elevators, in* 
phone sy*tem .t 
throughout, all of which were 
by San Francisco firms. The • 
Company were the general contra 
for the building which was cr. 

'';e supervision of Mr. .Mirf; 

• m. 

, .. ,|,, •)... .'.. . t'.-.. •I,.. i.,.;i.i;„., ...... 

tains 17> 
.ind is 



\ Ttii r'>nit Mrict. II I", loiiiui that the 
structure is not large enough to take i 
■ arc of the growing l»nsine>s <>f th« 
Simmons Company and within the next 
!cw months additional floor space and 
ir.-ickage facilities will be provided. 

The Simmons Company employs from 
live to six hundred people throughout 
the year an«l m.iintains warehouses in 
I. OS .'\ngeles, Portland, Seattle and in 
San l-'rancisco, all of which arc sup- 
plied with merchandise manufactured 
in San Francisco. 

Navy Butter Supply 

CALIFORNIA SUPPLIES NAVY 
WITH MORE THAN ONE- 
HALF OF BUTTER 
REQUIREMENTS 
California is supplying the United 
States Navy with more than one-half 
of the entire amount ' of butter 
-nntracted for in accordance with 
which called for .VO.»<().OnO lbs. Of 
total. 1,070.000 lbs. was Golden 
s'.iic Huttcr furnished by the Califor- 
nia Ccntr.ll Creameries, .ind .^.'in.OOO lbs. 
furnishcil by other California cream- 
'•ries. 

The first bids were opened by the 

I'ureau of Supplies and .Accounts of the 

Vnvv nrpnrTmrnt on March 27th. call- 

• ' lbs. The California 

< s submitted bid for 

Utornia cr 

and ca 

lbs. 
■^nb- 



sc<|miMly, several ca«t«rn crcaincno 
made up the deficiency. Later a second 
invitation lor bids wa^ issued for an 
additional amount of l..S(X1.000 lbs. to 
meet the requirements <»f the increase«l 
personnel of the navy. Of tliis secomi 
invitation all the proposals submitted 
l»y the various creameries amounted to 
6.s0.0(W) lbs.. leavinK a (lel'icicncy of 
S.=;n.nnO lt)s Of the 6.=;(».0n0 lbs furnished 
the California Central Creameries took 
220.(¥10 Ills., other Calif t)rnia concerns 
l.>0.n()0 lbs, and several eastern cream- 
«rie>i the balance. 

The specifications cf)vering the manu- 
facturing of this butter are very rigid 
ami only a product of the very highest 

• liialily ])asses the inspection. Every 
gallon of cream, every can or other 
container in which the butter is packed, 
the packing itself, and finally the fin- 
ished manufactured prrxluct. are all 
carefully inspected, tested and supervis- 
ed by government inspectors working 
under direction of the dairy division of 
the United Stales Department of ,\gri- 
culture. Only a few creameries in the 
country make butter that meets the 
government's specifications and it is to 

• he credit of California that more than 
sOrt- of the total amount purchased is 
to come from this state. 

California has come to the front in 
the last few years as one of the im- 
portant butter producing sections of the 
world. The letting of these govern- 
t c<»ntracts is an indication of our 
ty to produce butter not only on a 
>.i>K<- scale, but also of a quality that 
is in accord with the very highest 
standards. 



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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITI 




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J^ ^^ATED JU\>^ 



Vol 4 



The Commercial, hinancial. Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
i:\ i:u\ iin Ksnw — .ii m: jstm. i«.m7 



^o. 26 



THE GOVERNMENT WANTS 70,000 MEN FOR THE ARMY 

San Francisco's Quota is 350— Let us more than Double this Number 
IT IS THE BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESSMAN TO SATISFY THE DEMAND 



ScikI your yoniiR nu-n df it may lie necessary for you to 
^•o. \\y sheer weight of numlu-r the Huns can he nvtr- 
uhclmcd. Uncle Sam has the money, ammiiiiition. leafier-;, 
and he needs the men. Pres- 
ident Wilson has designate<l 
this as recruitinK week aii<! 
lias called upon San I'rancis •<> 
to supply only three hundred 
and fifty men for the United 
States .Xrmy. This city over- 
subscribed the Liberty Hond. 
over-subscribed the Red Cru>> 
allotment, there arc two days 
left in which to over-subscrile 
our share of husky yiun^; 
manhood and with your help 
Mr businessman it will be 

Do >t>u know that tin 
Placement Bureau of the 
Chamber can, at a few hours 
notice fill almost any posi- 
tion in your office with a 
ii>mj)etent woman? The time 
is comitiK when the women 
will have to do the work 
of men. let them start at 
'■ncc. In this way you can 
release a man for the serv- 
ice of the United States and 
I he protection of yctir h..ni' 



and business. Send a man 
(^n the Fxchangc floor of 

ili\isi II .if \]]r r,.,\crnm<iit 




or (Jermany will send three, 
the Chamber this week every 
service is represented. Urge 
the young men of your office 
to spend a part of their noon 
hc)ur with tlie Recruiting 
Sergeant, even if they <lo not 
enlist they will leave better 
informed as to the giant 
task ahe.id of the nation. 

.^an 1-rancisco has always 
resi>onded ^generously to de- 
mands for the ti;ne and 
money of her citizens. The 
N'alion now makes another 
demand, one that affects 
neither the service or money 
of her people. She is asked 
to give and give generously 
of her young manhood, to 
open her heart strings as she 
did her purse strings so as 
to swell the Unite«l States 
.\r?ny to its war strength 

Seventy thousaml men are 
needed in the United .States 
Of this number the (iovern- 
nient asks of San Francisco 
a mere 350 and from present 
indicatinns the number is to 
lie trebled. 



IT'S UP TO YOU— MR. BUSINESSMAN! 



13. 



San FrancUco CKambrr of Commerce Activitie* 



San Francisco to be Center 

for Vladivostok Shipments 

• '. "j 

Dock Facilitir* to be Arquirrd «( 
Oner, AccordinR lo Wire 

From Wafthinfcton 

• • 

PACIFIC SHIPPING SHORTAGE 

ENGAGF-S ATTKNTION 

OF BOARD 



Business Conventions The Municipal Budget and 

Should Go On As Usual The Mayor's Veto 



in 
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m^'.'. ._..-. 

\«irrtr*< ciiinmui 

I..V x'! ».*■ 

lo.. 



.lir<iti> .ui'i 



J« 

lo .... 

ing int 

ornia 

»ourcc» It u ^*»;l l'^ 

%rnl to Maialb I'nlcHS 

more latxir i« »ccur<:<I t aiii"rnia 

will be 15 ID 25 per cent un«lcr p. 

yield 

Shortagr of ^hippinK «n Pacihc Ocean 
ha* .•.•-..•■,! <rrious attention of Ship- 
pi; t h is IryioR to remedy 
»ii . I» now in I'acihc will 
not be lalicd to trans. \tlaiiiic trade 
until dire nece»»ity drm.ind« »iirh step, 
and in meantime it i i| 
ires»el« will be r>bt.> 

nation* A' 

pie ted for ' 

Shipping C 

control of ocean ireiRht rate^ and dis- 
tribution of »hip« Two shtppinK ex- 
perts from Great Britain are here con- 
ferring with Chairman Denman on the 
•abject 

A reorganization of Council of Na- 

tio--' '^ • - ' -'' •■' 

p. 

nj:;. 

lo war. navy and other «lepartmrni>. i; 

i» propri^ed to centralize business of 

purchasing for this country and it 

.M1ie» in hand« "f a war inilii»tn- 

board, under *1 " 

charge of raw 

m- - -•■•■. .. .- .., 

I',, will have 

pi v material* > 

H or Howard Coffin will con- 

Ir -'• -,f iM mnrt'ifn'-fure^ AH- 

\\ 

r< 

I.V 

T 

quiftition a- 
shipping, t 

harmony with military and naval opera- 
tions. 

The Belgian " 
to tour countr> 



PrrMclrnt Wilson \S .»rns Against 
F'aisr 1 > my 

CONTINUATION OF ANNUAL 

BUSINESS MEETINGS URGED 

i« 1^ 

rr'i<\im: that con\ < iiiioii* <•( tra<1r 
lal and pr«t 
<• even more 

u* now ' iMus al pcaic 

It the . II of annual 

^ .»r are di- 
:ny. The 

.s York .» 

rage the post- 
in a letter to President Wilson. Mr. 
UiMi.nni Tellowes Morgan. I*resi«lent 
.Merchants' .Association, wrote 

• attention of The 
■II of New York 
i. ., ., i...-.^iicy to forego the 
of conventions and general 
.. lal meetings by busines* inter- 
est* oi the country because of a desire 
to practice alleged economy during the 
war. 

"in our judgment this is a false idea 
. the application of which 
tii'iil. rather than bt-neticial. 
ii.tn !•> MM- (fovrrnment and to the Na- 
tion's business. Such gatherings, in 
,,Mr M!. 1^-111. Ill sIv'tiM III I iu-oiiraKe<l 

•>c failure 
. lo create 
a i.ilsr iinprt'!.s|(>i), tu liiitiiulate a lack ' 
of business confidence and to discourage 
mutual ct)-operation which is so neces- 
sary under existing circumstances Con- 
ventions an<l gatherings of difTerenl 
trades and imlustries afTord an excep- 
tional opportunity on the i>art of busi- 
ness men composing them to study the 
effect of the war situation upon indus- 
tries, so that they may be best equippiMl 
to serve the needs of the Government 
and to serve the normal business of the 
country Both business and general con- 
ventions also afTord '■ "lal oppor- 
tunities for patriotic •< and the 
fostering of patriotic . . : 

"We. therefore respectfully suggest 
that, if in your judgment the continua- 
u of such meetings is beneficial, a 
Mic utterance by you to that eflfecl 
would br of value and would have a 
marked influence both in stimulating 
and in perpetuating the 
•herefrom Ft seems to 
,,,.,, ;i»r cili/ens of this conn- 
should get together, whether in 
-iiK ss or general organization meet- 
• is during such a period as that 
.1 which we arc now passing" 
The following response has been re- 
ceived : 
'Tv Dear Mr. Morgan: 

I he President asks me to acknowl- 
\'e the receipt of your letter of June 
. and to say that he agrees with you 
il there is no sufTicient reason for 
-rgoing the h«>l<ling of conventior 
1 111 general commercial meetings I 
I business interests, so far as he can sec 
I Sincerelv yours. 

J. P. TUMULTY. 
Secretary to the President 



Supervisors Unable to Muster Voles % 
to Over-ride Stand-pattera 

• • 

SUGCiF^TION THAT STATE 

BOARD OF CONTROL PUT 

ACCOUNTING SYSTEM OF 

CITY ON UNIFORM BASIS 



!\r<l 111 

for the 



1 he I 
budget 

■ :r aiKi li- « ....i|«ani<>f ••' ■ ■ 

ing a uniform cl i of tib- 

■.-. of expenditure Mayor's 

veto thereof is the issue bet wren dark- 
ness and light If the departments of 
the city government are to be run 
eccmomically and without unnecessary 
waste it is that there be a 

uniform cl of objects of 

expen<liture .i.... i.. .> sliere be a uniform 
«y»tem <if accounting In no other 
way can the expenditures be checked 
efficiently in the interests of economy. 
The form in which the budget or- 
dinance was prepared by the .Super- 
visors and the ctunpanion ordinance 
establishing a uniform d.i * n of 

objects of expenditure w;i 1 by 

and had the support <if tl 1 ran- 

cisco Bureau of (»overnmental Ke-earch. 
an organization that has niaile a carcfii! 
study of municipal affairs ami ni.xlr 
many valuable and important suKk:< s- 
tions concerning the same in the in- 
terest of efficiency and economy. Th- ^ 
vetoes of th. tested by ^ 

the San I"i '<• B'»ar<l 

and by the . , hamber oi 

Commerce. 

.\ majority of the Board of Super 
visors were in fav«»r of over-riding thr 
Mayor's veto, but they were unable to 
muster the votes necessary to override 
these vetoes which the Charter requires, 
except with regani t<i «>ne item in the 
biiilget The result i« that the ordinance 
providing fur a uniform classification 
of objects of expenditure has failed <" 
passage The Supervisors were able I 
muster sufficient strength to overrid 
the Mayor's veto of an appropriatici 
for «»ne assistant clerk for the Boar«l 
of Supervisors, but the reduction of an 
appropriation of $20000 for accounting 
expenses to $.^.000 will stand as affected 
l.v the Mayor's veto. 

In passing upon the budget ordinano 
the Mayor without any legal authoritv 
to do so attempted to re-write th' 
budget ordinance and made a liber;, 
use of the blue pencil for this purposi 
The budget ordinance had been pr« 
pare<l with detailed allotments for th. 
various departments and offices whirl 
were in accorcl with the uniform class 
ification of objects of expenditur. 
These detailed allotments were all bin. 
penciled and struck out of the ordin- 
ance by the Mayor who insisted upon 
blanket appropriations instead of de- 
tniletl apjiropriations The budget or- 

also c<intaine«l clauses which ^ 

>/ed some elasticity t<i the vari- ^ 

-ms .iepartments and offices affected 

with regard to the «lelailed allotment 

...-1 ...rmitted them lo increase or r< 

(Continued on page \M) 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



\n 



Pacific Coast Man Urged 
for Commerce Commission 

Chambt-T Directors Adopt Resolu- 
tions Favoring Such an 

Appointment 

■ • 

BILL INCREASING MEMBER- 

SHIP FROM SEVEN TO NINE 

EXPECTED TO SHORTLY 

PASS THE HOUSE 

The Chamber of Commerce at the 
meetinfc of its Board of Directors June 
I9th. adopted a res«»lutii>n fav«)rinK the 
appointment of a California man to one 
of the three positions upon the Inter- 
state Conunerce Commis-ion which must 
shortly he tilled by the I'rcsiiient. The 
bill increasinK the membership of the 
Commission from se\en to nine will 
shortly pass the House and be signed 
by the President. This bill will re<|uire 
two new appointments upon the Inter- 
state Commerce Commis>ion, and the 
death of Judson C. Clement causes a 
third va cancy 

(Continued from pa^e 132) 
duce these allotments provided the 
total appropriation was not affected and 
provided where any such increase or 
reduction was ma«le the departments or 
offices informed the Hoard of Supcr- 
vi>ors thereof in writing of the reasons 
therefor. The obvious purposes of these 
clauses in the budget ordinance were to 
I keep in the light of day the expense 
accounts of the various «Iepartments 
and advise the Board of Supervisors and 
the public of the reasons for any change 
which any department or office might 
desire made. These clauses were also 
struck out of the bu<lget ordinance by 
the Mayor. Had the .Mayor's blue pen- 
ciling of all reference to the detaile<l 
allotments in the budget ordinance been 
given the legal effect of a veto, the 
result would have been to deprive sev- 
eral departments and offices in a serious 
measure of important and necessary ap- 
propriations. 

I-Ortunately the city attorney ren- 
dered an opinion to the effect that the 
Mayor's blue penciling could not be 
regarded as a veti> and was therefore 
an unauthorized rewriting of the bud- 
get ordinance and that these features 
of the budget ordinance selected for 
blue penciling by the May<»r wouhl remain 
in the ordinance as a part thereof The 
Mayor's explanation for this preference 
for blind blanket appropriations instead 
of detailed allotments and for vetoing 
the companion ordinance providing a 
uniform classification of objects of ex- 
pen<liture was that such a scheme should 
be elaborated by the State Board of 
Control rather than by a private tirm 
of accountants If that be the case no 
time should be lost in reipiesting the 
State Board of Control to put the ac- 
counting system of the various depart- 
ments in :h.' city [rovernmcnt upon a 
uniform basis and to provi<le a uniform 
classification of objects of expenditure 
It will be interesting to note whether 
any request is made of the State Board 
«>f Control to render any such service 
to the city and county of San Fran- 
cisco. 



It In gtiurally coniedetl that the I'a. 
i:. Ctiast states should be represented 
I'on the Interstate Conunerce Commis- 
sion There has been no member of 
the Commission froni the Pacilic Coast 
-!••-•,• Franklin K. I.ane was appointed 
^ : t.iry of the Interior and since his 
rsNor John .Marble died Inirther- 
mure. it seems fitting that this appoint- 
ment should conte from the State of 
California by reason of its pre-eminence 
in commerce, traffic and linancc. 

It IS probable that the Chambers of 
Commerce of other cities in California 
will immediately recogiii/e tiie propriety 
of the Pacific Coast being represented 
upon the Commission by someone from 
this state, and that they will adopt 
similar resolutions. 

The traffic con«litions «»f various sec- 
tions of the United States are by no 
means similar Kveii in the recent hear- 
ings on the 15 per cent advance cases 
the country was divi«led iiitcj three parts 
and the hearings on each were held 
separately, that it to say. there was the 
case of the eastern carriers, the case 
of the southern carriers and the case of 
the western carriers. The east, the 
south and the central west have traffic 
conditions, tariffs and tariff structures 
wiiich are indivi<lual to these particular 
sections, .And so the Pacific Coast also 
lias traffic conditions which are different 
from those of any other section of the 
country. Our tariff structure, partic- 
ularly the so-called terminal rates which 
are brought about by the existence of 
the ocean transportation, is peculiar to 
the Pacific Coast, although there are 
somewhat similar conditions found in 
the southeast. The intermountain cases, 
which have been pending before the 
Commission and have reached the Uni- 
ted States Supreme Court upon occa- 
sions, have consumed some twenty-five 
years and are not yet settled. The 
system of eastbound rates, which arc 
established on basis of zones in what is 
called eastern defined territory, has been 
for many years constructed by making 
the same rates to all eastern territory 
from Colorado inclusive to the .Atlantic 
Seaboard, and these rates have applied 
e(|ually at all shipping points within 
the Pacific Coast states, or as it is 
sometimes phrased, are blanketed at all 
initial points. 

These are a few of the traffic con- 
ditions which identify the Pacific Coast 
interests as separate and distinct from 
those of any other section of the coun- 
try, and for that reason alone it is 
apparent that a thorough understanding 
of these conditions and their history 
may be more readily expected of a man 
who has live<l ff>r years in this locality. 

The situation at present with respect 
to territorial representation upon the 
Interstate Commerce Commission is 
that with the exception of Commissioner 
Hall, who comes from Denver, Colo., 
there is no representation on the Com- 
mission from points west of Wisconsin. 

FRONTIER CELEBRATION 

On July 1st. Jnd, .U«! and 4ili next. 
the California Round- Up Association 
of San Jose will hold a frontier cele- 
bration on even a larger scale than the 
celebration of last year: the best riders 
from all parts of the Union will appear, 
and the live stock used in the various 
'events will he the best to be hail. 



New Members Since 

Last Publication 

.\shley. Lloyd C. 
.\ylsworth .Agencies Co 
Chelli, I'rank Maris Loreiizini 
C».x, H. P 
Cramer Jr., Herman 
I'.clniguren & Co. I'rancisco 
Hadsell Sweet & Ingalls 
liedberg. Karl .A. 
Independent Steamship Co. 
Korean National Ass'n. of North .Amer- 
ica 
I.eavitt & Co. J. W. 
.Muildox. H. C. 
Sha«lburne. William R >bert 
Streckewald. C. K 
Thompson. Guy M. 
Western Cereal Co. 



THE REXALL CONVENTION 

The Northern California Representa- 
tives of the United Drug Co., who put 
out the Rexall Remedies and sundries, 
held their annual convention at the St. 
l'"rancis Hotel. June 21st. and 22nd. The 
i'olicy of the United Drug Company is 
to have one representative in each city 
and town and these annual c»)nventions 
are for the purpose of bringing about 
closer relationship and an exchange of 
ideas. 

Robert Newton Lynch. Vice-President 
and Manager ad<lressed the convention 
at its opening meeting and welcomed 
the delegates to .San Francisco. The 
various articles and remedies bearing 
the Rexall brand were attractively <lis- 
played in the convention rooms. 

The convention closed with a banquet 
which was complete in every arrange- 
ment and lacke<l in nothing for the en- 
tertainment of those present. The entire 
arrangements were coiulucted by W. F. 
Getz, Pacific Coast Manager, for the 
United Drug Company. 

Those who attended the banquet will 
long remember the "Rexall Beauty 
Chorus". 

The spirit of the Red Cross Drive was 
manifest at the ban<iuet and a very 
appropriate tableau illustrated the song 
"Nly Red Cross Girl — Goo<I-byc." .A 
collection was taken up and netted 
$158.00 for the Red Cross 



INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES 
Ihe seriousness oi industrial dis- 
putes is graphically demonstrated 
in a report of the New York State 
Bureau of .Mediation ancl .\rbitra- 
tion for the fiscal period beginning 
October 1. 1915. and emling June 
M). 1916. In this nine months per- 
iod. 328 industrial «lisputes were 
reported, involving 222.325 persons 
directly and 31,629 indirectly. But 
the most striking feature of the re- 
port is that, when the sum of the 
total number of days lost through 
these disputes by those directly 
and indirectly involved is arrived 
at, the aggregate rrprr«fnts almost 
26,2.sO years' 



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San Francuco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 

OF COMMERCE 

ACTiVlTlES 



Subftcrtpi: 

r 

SAN li 



.f.l , l4>'« tr.iticf January 



R OF 



Merchant t'tiiltling 

465 Califortiia i»i . >.in I ranci»c< 



Among the Members 

"II may l>c ol n 

.ii" I., i.fcr lo II 

< in a lUM* Itirfiiiii ui t'tii 

^«r tir<! r»tl«Tr»l in 1*^15 

■\{ " ' In ln<> 
.ll ihou>Aii<l 



ira'-l'T ..\in» aiMuiurt in l.4vl (hat 
ol hrat is rct|iii' 
1 lhcn« in over 



For WKat You Want to Know 

Call Kearny 112 



The Activities is the official organ of 
the San Franciaco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. U«e 
it as ftuch Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Tuesday, at noon, of each 
week. Make cverythmg short and to 
the point. 

The next issue of Activities will reach 
you on Friday, July 6th instead of 
Thursday July 5th — account of Fourth 
of July Celebration. 



DO YOU USE THE 
•ACTIVITIES" 
i» ... tad the ■■.\ctivilics" 

• » you do with it when 
>ou are through? 

Do you ever think to send it 

away in the mail to someone who 

niiur*<» !>•• interested in having a 

come from this city? 

pass it on to a friend 

not be a member uf the 

save it for binding, as 

I recall any unique rc- 
> the past year, with re- 

the "Activities" as the 
lay have done, or com- 

or criticism it may have 

letter to the editor tell 

.._ .ind don't forget to say 

hiiw II may be improvrtl 



Placement Bureau 



ii the man or woman you ner>l 
I'' not lioied in this column, (hat 
is no sign we cannot snp|il> 
needv We have many ai'i 
liuiis on hie that we cann '( li>t 
for lack of Kpace. Call us up it 
\ on necil help 



.ind priv.iii 
I May Cities 
'^, factories. 



380. Kxperienced export man. who 

I,., ll. I.I r.-..ii..ii.ilil.- i>....iii.iit fur San 

in l-'iirope. 
^ 1 .11 Willing 
to iitiirt at ;hlUU per utunlli 



<> in San Fr.n 
' 1 I'lr III iii.iiiy , -., 

:."lries, etc. 

1 hr Kay Oil Burner, the invcnti ^n 
»»f W. R kay. President of this • 
is fully rovrrnl hy patents in the I'n: 

!a. They are in.iiiu 
i'lant in a departnu-nt 
• -r ■•■■.« .1.1. .KM for that purp 
U hiir not generally known \vc 
Mtatc the burning of oil as fuel ha!> I . 

perfected on the Pacific Coast and not realty line and adjusting claims 
in the Ka»t. and Eastern concerns are per references, 
making but little ol this equipment but 
.uying their wants largely in California 
and particularly in San Francisco." 



) 381. Accountant, cashier an<i gm- 
jeral office man with exceptional ability 

viivl,, V I., .■..Mininni. ■t,- v^ ( h a rcpre- 

ncern Will 
^ and bonds. 

392. Executive secretary to manage 
private or association affairs, in- 
ig accounting aiul corropondcnce 
iiital thereto. Sonic yeart in the 

Pro- 



NEW FACTORY 

One of the new tirms which has en- 
tered the western manufacluri--.- •■-' ' 
and which has chosen San I 
as the location of its oper.c 
Lopez & Co.. Cigar Manufacturers. 
Their factory is located at \(yM) Powell 



3S3. Young American, exempt from 
the <lraft, 24 years old. with 8 year.s 
experience as architectural draftsman, 
and some legal training desires any 
position which his qnaliticntions might 
tit him for, aii<l which present good 
'•pporlunities for advancement. 

384. Man of experience and ability 
wants position on west coa^t as man- 
ager, secretary or treasurer Has held 



Street. I hey are at present employing this position in grain and rice circles 

fourteen hands. 1 hey sell exclusively o„|y ,„,„K.rate salary expected till 

to jobbers and are thoroughly covering ability is recognized, 

the Pacific Coast. «,.■„, , 

A quarter of a century ago San Fran- 385. American. 39 years of age, want> 
Cisco ranked high as a cigar manufac- P'»s«««<»" requiring initiative and execu- 
ing center, especially in the lower "^*' al»«l««y Has had 23 years expert- 
priced goods. There arc indications *""f<^ «" «li«'lcsalc and retail lines. Is 
that this industry is again growing in 



importance. ^ ^ 

Peyton Randolph, Seaside, Oregon, is 
in the market for celluloid balls such 
as are used in fountains in sh.)oting 
galleries. 

E. C. Huehrer Company. 508-510 .Mis- 
sion Street has just been appointed 
C.ilifornia representatives of the .\mer- 
ican Perforating Company and will 
handle their products in this state. 



married and prefers city or bay towns 
territory. Has own machine. 



A SERIOUS SITUATION 
Tin- siarcity ol m rap-imn and the <lif- 
ficulty in securing pig has created a 
serious condition up<«n the Pacific Coast 
with which the foundrymen find it <lif- 
ficult to cope. In spite of the scarcity of 
scrap, exports arc stca<ly to the Orient 



SEND YOUR OLD DIRECTORY 
TO US 



The Chjimher h»s the 



t)t cities 

. tr. thr 



largest 

«lircc- 

This 

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; their 
The 
Fran- 
Send 



Tiber and we will send for it. 



. „ „ , , , , .. through this port. During the last six 

.\ H. Harkman has .ipened the .Manu months of 1916. 5.6H0 tons of scrap were 

facturers Service Hurrau. lor the dis jxported from .San Francisco and for 

tribiitK.n of mot,,r cars and commercial ,»,<. first four months of this year, cx- 



Ml)i. lis, at 612 Van Ness .\vcnue. It 



ports amounted to 2,22S tons. 



IS the plan of the Hurcau to act as dis- Jhere is a fear that within the next 

tribulor. to sub-divide the territory, f^w months some foundries will be com- 

carry on sales campaigns and in other ,,^11^,1 ,,, j,,,,, ^.^rk. The San Francisco 

ways assist the manufacturer to pro- Chamber of Commerce has secured the 

perly distribute. co operation of the California Foundry- 

The France Metallic Packing Company men's .Association in making an iin- 

has recently opened an office at 354 me<liate survey of the situation lo the 



Pine Street, with Huy M. Thr.? • - 

local manager. The firm ma: 
metallic packing and is making 
bid for Pacific Coast business 
1^ »« 

BFAR THIS IN MIND— Every one 
who helps to keep going the industries 
of the country, if he or she do nothing 
else, can truthfully say when peace case of need These wires connect more 
dawns — "I did my bit too". than 10.000.000 telephone stations. 



end that steps may be taken to correct 
the .situation. 

20.000.000 MILES OF WIRE 
n Icgrapli an<l telephone roni 
I the United Stales have about 
*^ miles of exchange and loll 
Uiici which the Government may use in 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



135 



Transportation 
I Department 

The Board of Directors of the Chain 
l)cr passed a resolution on June 19th in 
response to the request of the railroads 
that the Chamber of Cotnnicrcc »letini- 
its attitude on the application of the 
California lines for a 15 per cent ad- 
vance in freight rates within the state. 
The resolution follows: 

RESOl.VKD that the San Francisco 
Chamber of Conunercc is opposed to 
any horizontal advance on any per- , 
centaKe basis in tran^portation rates 
within the State of California; and 

Ml". IT MkTHKk KKSOI.Vlil) that 
in the event the Railroad Conintission 
of the State of California shall I'ind that 
the carriers within this state are entitled 
to any increase in revenue, the Chamber 
believes and urt;es that any >uch in- 
crease or increases should be made in 
such a manner as to prc»er\e the exist- 
ing rate relationships of persons, places 
and commodities as far a«. practicable. 

And in this behalf tlie Chamber states 
that it favors (he allowance to common 
carriers of a fair return upon the amount 
of their investment in property used in 
public service, and furthermore believes 
that an increa>e in the cost of operation 
due to increase in the cost of labor and 
materials may properly justify an ad- 
vance in the income from operation to 
cover these advancing costs, to the en«l 
that the operating income of the carriers 
. shall not fall below such a fair return 
' upon the investment. 

The Railroad Commission of the State 
of California is about to make a full 
investigation to determine whether any 
advance> in freight rates shall be al- 
lowed to the carriers within tiiis state, 
and if so, what the amount of those 
advances shall be, and the Chamber 
leaves the matter with full confidence 
to the determination of this Honorable 
Commission after such hearing has 
been held. 

The Attorney and Manager of the 
Traffic Bureau is authori;rcd and directed 
to represent the Chamber at these hear- 
ings and to present the interests of 
San Francisco pursuant to this resolu- 
tion. ^ 1^ 

BUTTER FOR THE NAVY 

California tirms arc supplying the 
major portion of the butter supply 
for the United States Navy. As a 
matter of fact more than one-half of 
the supply is coming from this state. 
In addition to other tirms Monotti, 
Larimer Si Sollie, of 25<) Sacramento 
Street, are supplying Uncle Sam's Navy 
with four hundred and forty thousand 
pound> of "Gold Meilal" butter on this 

• ntratt ^ **i 

THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN 

Under authority recently conferred by 
President Wilson upon three cabinet 
members and the well known writer 
George Creel as civilian chairman, the 

> government is now printing daily a pub- 
lication known as the Official Bulletin. 
It promulgates authentic, terse, and in- 
teresting information concerning war 
and other official acts these days. It is 
kept on tile in the Chamber offices and 
may be looked over by anyone who is 
interested in it. 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 

If you arc intcrctlcd write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commerce giving number. 



1554. Osaka (Japan) tirm would like 
to communicate with exporters «if ivory 
nuts. References. 

1555. OAaka (Japan) lirm would like 
to communicate with (a) exporters of 
bicycle accessories, (particularly chains, 
wheels, ball bearings, etc.) dyestuffs, 
chemicals, sponges, corks; (b) with im- 
porters of press buttons, bronze powders, 
brushes, bristles, rubber, toys, etc. 

1556. Sydney (Australia) party would 
like to communicate with exporters of 
lumber, canned goods, chemicals, dried 
fruits, dry good*., women's and men's 
wearing apparel, gloves, novelties, toys, 
oils, who might desire representation in 
Australia. 

1557. Rarotonga (Cook Islands) lirm 
would like to communicate with export- 
ers of general provisions. 

1558. Oakland (Cal.) Commercial or- 
ganization, in the interest of one of its 
members, a manufacturer of aluminum 
products, would like to communicate 
with exporters of above articles. 

1559. Florence (Italy) party, in the 
general import and export business, 
would like to communicate with .\mer- 

' ican manufacturers, importers and ex- 
porters who might desire representation 
in Italy. 

1560. Worcester (Mass.) firm would 
like to communicate with importers of 
transparent nipples, ami baby pacifiers 
with bone ring and plug. 

1561. Antofagasta (Chile) firm would 
like to communicate with .American 
manufacturers and exporters. Would 

I like catalogues, price lists, etc., of arti- 

Icles likely to be sold in Chile, covering 

machinery, provisions, etc. References. 

1562. Copenhagen (Denmark) party 
would like to communicate with ex- 
porters of honey. 

1563. .St. Louis (Mo.) party, a manu- 
facturers' and importers' sales agent, 
would like to communicate with im- 
porters of (Jriental goods who might 
wish representation in St. Louis. Re- 
ferences. 

1564. San Jose (Costa Rica) party 
would like to represent .American manu- 
facturers, importers and exporters in 
that city. References. 

1565. New York (N. Y.) commission 
nu-nliants would like to communicate 
with importers of cattle hums. 

1566. Pedro Miguel (Canal Zone) 
party who has recently been engaged 
in making an inspection and report upon 
a proposed inland water route for river 
steamers between Cartagena, Columbia 
and the Magdalena river, where it is 
planned to open up an old channel or 
canal which will rerjuire the removal of 
about 2.000.000 cubic yards of material, 
would like to communicate with contrac- 
tors handling this class of work who 
might be interested, with the idea of 

I submitting proposals and receiving bids. 



Marine Department 



Two new steamers are being built by 
Cramps for W. R. Grace Ik Company 
with a carrying capacity for lO.lKH) tons 
and will be named the .Santa Tecla. and 
.Santa Olivia, the former taking the 
place of the company's Steamer Cuzco. 
which was recently lost on the West 
Coast, the latter taking the place of the 
Santa Cecilia, which was sold by W. 
R. Grace & Company. The Santa Olivia 
will be launched this .\ugust and the 
.Santa Tecla next spring. Five more 
large cargo carriers arc being built on 
the Atlantic Coast for this Company, 
each having a carrying capacity of 
10,000 tons and a s|>eed of 15 knots. 
Two additional motor driven vessels will 
shortly be built on (irays Harbor, both 
being of the type of the Santa Isabel 
and .Santa I'-leiia recently completed, and 
will have space to carry ftver 1,250.0(X) 
feet of lumber, and when hulls arc com- 
pleted they will be brought to this city, 
where the latest of motor driven engines 
will be installed. 

The Steanu-r F'alcon which was recent- 
ly taken over by W. R. Grace & Com- 
pany will have her name changed to 
that of Santa Inez. 

Harketitine Thrasher arrived at New 
Plymouth front San Francisco on June 
lyth making the run in the excellent 
time of 4tS «lays. This vessel was for- 
merly an old steam whaler, and was l..id 
up in this port for many years, during 
the heavy demand for ship tonnage, the 
vessel was sold and converted into a 
sailing vessel, and has made several 
successful voyages under her new rig. 

Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Steamer City of Para arriving here last 
week from Central .Americ.in and Mexi- 
can ports, brought 124 packages of trea- 
sure, 24.105 bags Coffee, 2,250 bags co- 
coa, 1.S79 sacks ore. 574 cases limes and 
considerable other cargo such as hard- 
wood, dried fish, fruits, etc. .Mtogether 
2,724 tons of cargo. 

The following is the length, breadth, 
and depth of new San I'rancisco owned 
vessels nearing their completion at dif- 
ferent ship yards about the coast. 

Steamer Lucinda Hanify for J. R. 
Hanify & Company, length 225 feet, 
breadth 44 feet, depth 17 feet, tonnage 
1.235. 

Steamer Robert Sudden, for Sudden 
& Christenson. length 225 feet, breadth 
44 feet, depth 17 feet. 

-Motor Ship Santa F'lena. for W. R. 
Grace & Company, length 225 feet, 
breadth 43 feet 5 inches, depth 25 feet 
5 inches, tonnage 1,747. 

Motor Ship Santa Isabel length 225 
feet breadth 42 feet 5 inches. «lei)th 25 
I feet 5 inches, tonnage 1,747. for W. R. 
Grace & Company. 

.'\uxiliary Schooner Virginia Olson, 
for Oliver J. Olson, length 2.V5 feet, 
breadth 42 feet, depth 16 feet 5 inches. 

I Toyo Kisen Kaisha Steamer Tenyo 
Maru arriving here last week from the 

Orient had aboard 4.567 tf)ns of cargo. 

,cf)nsisting of ginmies. beans, rice, tin. 

[tea, etc., of which 21,017 packages of 
cargo go to cities and ports beyond here 
by rail. 



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San Francuco Chamber of Conunercc Activities 



Charities Endorsement 
Committee 



Good Business Makes 
Good Business 



Trade at a Glance by 
Bradstreets 



NATIONAL CONFERENCE OP 
CHARITIES AND CORRKCTIONS 

I *ii l-mn- 

ri« ha* rr 



M>cuil cspcns oi national 
an<l lh< 

. afffOt 



The conference exUlt to facilitatr 



•dopl tirclaralion* nr pl«tliiriii» 

Of k'fcat inlcrcjt were ilu' H<iti<in 
» rrUli%-r to the » 

.• of private rh.T 



w r r I 
(if ii 



ihr ot private 

in«! 1 J>r better u 

by kusiic lu«:al (irttaiii'ation. '>u>.lt as a 

chamber of commerce <»r an ornani/a- 

tion of the local institutions. 

Ovinif In the irrcat conflict now n.g- 



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Endorse 
at the 



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war, paf 
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) ha* become a *• 
•f the enormous i 
now- beinK made iii 

• »f the San Fran- 

•nmcrrr wa* placed 

Con- 

: the 



:o report their 

trencc. 

y to the mcm- 

• of this paper 
; oi ^.tluablc data and 
■«! by your reprr-«rnla- 



II fiKht wr • ' ' •• 

wttli a «iiutr 

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knock 

the impulse. 

I v il.t ralhrr he a honMer than 



! like it 
iKC* hard times more 
ly than as^uminK that the 
> are hanl and then talking' 
nily to support the assum; 



I the extcrn.i! 

-- and what l»c has 

to be a universal panic. 

.1 ca»e of individual in- 

• iiKC'ttloii. 

We. therefore can be cheerful 
.11 in i>ur •>< -. and cau- 

N withiiut I I 

1 lirrc h.i» in V t 1..,, stich a call 
upon the proihiurs of any country 
tlijii there Is now up >n u<> The 
M is our market, and there is 
1. • ty of business for all. Com- 
I'ttition is blindfolfle<l by co-opera- 
tion for at least a sra<»on 

ji as the f.i ■! man- 

are fiij' mar- 

i-.i their pi.-.i.. . -. ami a- 
as practically no money i- 
._• out of our country, there is 
absolutely n>i i;ri>und up^>n which 
ti> I a NT a iiiinplaiiit of hard times. 
Wastefulness is never justitiahU- 
and it should be scrupulously 
avoided now. 

There is no reason why people 

' ■•' ' ■• • .-o alnuK as usual in 

1 .n of their normal 

. :.; ( ssic Maiuil'at t lit cr s' 
\ss,.iiation. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

..I ■ M.IHK trade Good. 



Ked 

1 ii.i..i ^, III. i.l Cov 

with the Red < 
i|uested to use 



• I and I 
are of 
thf M^rk of thr 
ment Committee as 
National Conference. 



RED CROSS APPEALS 

1 lie attiiiiioii ill ilu iiK iiilicrship is 
called to the fact that numerous un- 
authorized appeals are bein^ made in 
a variety of forms to obtain money for 
the Red Cross. Before buyiuK tickets 
or donalinfc be assure<l that the appeal 
ha* been sanctioned and permission 
'< San l*"rancisco Chapter of 
Cross The Charities 

• -s co-iiperatinK 

you arc rc- 
ities Kndorse- 
ment Bureau, Kearny 112, before contri- 
butinif. ^ ^ 

NOTICE TO SOLICITORS 

A supply «>l tills toriii Is tarried for 
>our benefit 

SOLICITORS APPLICATION 
BLANK 

\'.ry useful in connection with the 
alxive 

LIST OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZ- 
ATIONS ENDORSED 

\ sa:\ »ciii'l( in the distribution of 
your benevolent funds. 



! industry -Very active. 
* ••lirclions — I- air 

SEATTLE 
Uhide*ale and jobbinu trade — Normal 
Rrrnil tr.i«lr Improved 

■ I industry— 'Active 

SPOKANE 
Whnleiuile and ioMmiik- trade— Normal 
'' ' ' : M-rvatixe 

1 imlustry — .Xcllvc. 

«« I* 

DAYLIGHT SAVING PLAN 

The Chamber has .1 Calif- 

.•riii.i Senators and ' nieii ad- 

the daylifiht sa^iiiM plan For 
lit of any member who is not 
th.<M>ut{lily familiar with the plan. Mr. 
\\ . W Campbell, director of the l.ick 
( Ibservatory at Mount Hamilton has 
written the follc»winK 

"The plan wciuld Ret everybody up 
an hour earlier in the Iouk days of 
summer sunshine and to betl an hour 
earlier, thus addiiiK an h<iur of sunshine 
to everybody's day An hour of na- 
tural sunlight would be substituted for 
an hour of artificial lijiht It has been 
the experience of Kuropean countries 
that the simple advancing of clocks one 
hour in the spriuK and scttiiiK back of ^ 
clocks one hour in thr fall introduces % 
no appreciable confusirm." 
«• Mm 
GROCERY LIQUOR ORDINANCE 

In response to many in<|uirirs from 
the retail Rrocery tra<le the Chamber 
has obtained from the Police Commis- 
sion its determination as to llie manner 
in which the recently enacted ordinance, 
reKulating the sale of bottled ti<|uors at 
retail, shall be construed and enforced. 
In brief the ordinance provides as 
follows: 

"No person shall sell, serve, deliver 
or K've away, any spirituous, vinous, malt 
or fermente<l li<|iiors between the hours 
(»l 7 V. M. and 6 A M . nor between 
the Imiirs of V V. M Saturday an«l 6 
.■\.M of the following Mon«lay. Saloons 
are exempted an«l also «lruK stores sell- 
ing on a doct<»r's prescription for me- 
dicinal purposes. All other houses 
handling bottled liquors at retail must 
close their places of business during 
the hours named." 

The police Commission has decided to 
construe the or<linancc exactly as it is 
written and enforce it to the letter. 

INDUSTRIAL INFORMATION 

\ tuiinbtr of commercial orj^aniza- 
li )ns have lately received reijuests re- 
vartling local industries — sometimes it 
i- said that as a result of the informa- 
M..I1 re<|uired, that new indiistrirs may 
1,1 tibtained. It is believed that some 
of these imjuiries arc not bona fide but C 
are made for undisclosed purposes ^ 
which may be detrimental to the Na- 
tional interest. It is suKgesled that 
under these circumstances such in(|uiries 
be referred to the Industrial Depart- 
imcni of the Chamber. 



San Francuco Chamber of Commerce Activitiei 



137 



Business for You 



Arizona Kgyplian CoUoii Co. Phoe- 
nix. Ariz., wish to get in touch with 
rctincrs of cotton seed oil. 

Mrs Jennie M. Johnson. Box 25. Uun- 
nison. Colo., is seekinR a market for 
larKt silver «leposit>. 

McGraw .Manufacturing Co.. Mcuraw. 
N. Y.. desire-, to Ket in communication 
with manufacturers agents handliuK c«)r- 
set Iace». shoe laces, braids and tapes 

Con>na Typewriter Co of California. 
Inc. 546 Market Street. New location 
moviuK from Powell Street to Flood 

HuildiuK ., , r- 

(ieneral RoofiuK Manufacturmn Co. 
Richmond. California Arc chanKin« 
name to Certainteed Products Corpora- 

John D. Hoflf Asbestos Co.. Monad- 
nock Buildinj?. Have leased maRUCsite 
mine at Vallecitor. San Hcnito County, 
and will build two furnaces for its 
reduction. 

Illinois Pure .Muminuni Co.. 595 
Market Street. (Lemont. III.) Maker of 
"1892." , , 

Marks Bros.. 827 Market Street. 2nd 
Floor. EnlarKiuK sl<>rc takinj? 2nd floor 
in Commercial BuiKlinj? 

Mutual Film Corporati >n. 177 (iobkn 
Ciate .\venue. New buiMinR occupied 
by them exclusively Now in Moved 
from 162 Turk Street. 

Woolknit Mills. 12lW 1st National 
Bank BuildinR. T I- Boone. General 
ManaKer, \Vm. Wi^htnian. Secretary 
Woolen Mills at Kureka to be re-optne«l 
after 10 years. Local office here. 
Blankets. 

R. J. CoIIive, Nemah. Pacific County. 
Wash., is seekiuR a market for moss 
such as is used by florists 

J. Tawara. P. O. Box 2n.V Penryn. 
Cal.. is in the market for aniline <lyes. 
cotton and woolen yarn, and glassware. 

G. G Gerber, 658 Flanders Street. 
Portland. Ore. is in the market for 
olive oil. wholesale. 

A. J Fiala. R F D. No. 4. Corvallis. 
Ore., is seeking a market for a 
(|uantity of Ca<cara bark. 



New Committees of the 
Chamber 

Following is a partial list of New 
Committees of the Chamber. 
The remaining Committees 
will be published next week. 



SCHOOL SURVEY COMMITTEE 

tir.i. C" I'.o.irdnian ( (.'liairniaii i. Board- 
man Bros & Co. 28 .\l<.iu« -nury . B 
I" ScliKsiuKer. The l"nip<>riiiin. Market 
near rUurth: Joseph Sloss. Butler & 
Brittain. 53 Main: C. W. Pike. Chas. 
W Pike Co. 12 Battery: Win. H. 
l-rench. Juds«>n Manfacturing Co.. 819 
Folsom: W. N .Moore. Walton N. Moore 
Dry Goods Co.. Market and Front; F. 
J. Kostcr. California Barrel Co.. 22nd 
and Illinois: Robert .Niwtun 1 ynch 

VOCATIONAL TRAINING 
COMMITTEE 

B. I". ScliliMi)K<r (Ciuiirinanl. the 

Fmporium: J. W. Mason, Western Pipe 

& Steel Co. 444 Market: F. J. Koster. 

22nd and Illinois: M. H. Bobbins. Union Bush 

Ice Co.. 354 Pine: Frank II. .Abbott. 

Jr., F. II. .\bb..tt Co., 545 Mission: 

Clarkson Dye. 653 Kearny: .Mfred Ron- 

covieri, Superintendent of Schools. City 

Hall: .Mien G. Wright. Mills Building. 

^ 1^ 

BANKING AND CURRENCY 

COMMITTEE 

James J. I"agan ( Cliairnian ). V. 1' 
Crocker National Bank, Montgomery 
and Market: .\llen I.. Chirkering, Chick- 
ering & Gregory. Merchants ICxchangc 
Building: Benj. H. Dibblee. .Manager F 
H. Rollins & Sons. First Nati<.nal Bank 
Building: James K. Lynch. V. P. First 
National Bank, Post and Montgomery: 
C K Mcintosh. Bank of California, 
400 California: C. O. G. Miller. V. P. 
Savings Union Bank and Trust Co 
519 California: F W. Van Sicklen. 
Dodge. Sweeney & Co.. 40 Spear: W. 
T. Smith. Pacific Hardware an<I Steel 
Company. 7th and Townxind 



i.;..nury and .Markit; 1 H (iiniball. 
tiimbail Brothers, 325 Pacific; H. T. 
I. lines. \'ice-Pres. ami (ien. Mgr. Bass- 
Ihieter Paint Co.. 816 Mission: Philip 
S Baker. Baker Si Hamilton, 4th and 
Urannan; W T. Smith, Pacilic llard- 
\\are & .Steel C(» , 7th ami Townsend; 
I I Clayburgh, Clayburgh RTos.. 25 

<>me: Jidiii T. (iilmartin, H. S. 

ker & Co.. 565 .Market; Constant 
.\Uise, .Meese & Gottfried Co . Wj2 Mis- 
sion: Samuel Breyer, Gerson & Breycr, 
F. V. Sauntlers. Interna- 
Co., 150 Post: Chas. 
M J. Brandenstein & Co.. 



.s(» .Sansoine: 
tional Silver 
Brandenstein. 
f/)5 Third. 



WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY 
Chamber ot Commerce. 
Industrial Dept., 
San F'Vancisco. 
Gentlemen: 

Received your card June 21st tor 
which we extend our many thanks, 
an«l if after .\ugust 1st when we 
expect to be in operation you will 
send one of your men to »iur 
oflfice we will be more than gla<l 
to sign an application blank to 
me members of the San I'ran- 
1 . Chamber of Commerce. I 
never realized the good work that 
they were doing for San Fran- 
' i^ '• until I was in the market to 
1 .iTi- our plant somewhere on 
-Sail Francisco Bay. but now I 
realize the importance of the 
Chamber of Commerce and their 
work. 

Yours verv truly. 

JEWFLL STKFL & 
MAI.LFABI.K CO. OF CAL 
Per .\. Haase, 
Vice-President 



MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 

(iiii John .\ Kostcr ( tliainnan i. Cal. 
Barrel Co., 22nd and Illinois; I'rank B. 
.\nderson. Bank of California: .Mien G. 
Wright. Wright & Wright & Stetson. 
1018 Mills Building; (Jeorge Filmer. 
I'ilnier Bros l-"l«ctrotype Co. 330 Jack- 
son; James I.aiiagan, 'Ihomas Beeily & 
l.anagan. 310 Sansome; .\bbot .\. Hanks, 
f)3<l Sacramento: (leo. W. Bauer, V. P. 
Bauer-Schweitzer Hop & Malt Co., 660 
Sacramento; II. T. Powell. Stanclard 
Oil Co.. Standard Oil Building. 2(X( 



WHOLESALE TRADE EXTENSION 
COMMITTEE 
I" Dohrmann, Jr. (Chairman). Nathan 
Dohrmann Co.. Geary 
Geo. R. Weeks. William 
25 Battery: Fmil Jndell. H. L. Jndill 
& Co. 225 Front: .Mbert Hirschfeld. 
Levi Strauss ft Co.. Pine and Battery: 
Samuel Dinkelspiel. 1. Dinkelspiel & 
Co, 24 Battery: F. W. Stadtmuller. 
Wellman, Peck & Co.. 311 East: A. S 
Mangrum, Mangrum & Otter. 561 Mis- 
sion; W. !•". Davis ( Vice-Chairman), W. 
Davis & Sf.ns, 2040 Howard: J. C. 
Berentlsen. Hinz & Landt. Inc., 883 
Market: T. .\. Hays, I'nion Oil Co of 
Cal. Mills Building: R. 
ParafTine Paint Co., 40 
Maxwell, Blake. Moflfitt ft Towne. 41 
First: T. .\. Graham. .\sst. Frt. Traf. 
.Mgr. Southern Pacific Co, Floo<l Build 
ing: J. T Hendricks. Frt. Traf. Mgr 
Western Pacific Ry. Co.. Mills Building 
F A. Bell. Asst. Gen Frt 
s.n Topeka ft Santa Fe, 
BuiMing: U' C Kieler. Wells l"argo & 
Co. 2nd an<l Mission: Iv W Wolfe. 
Bank of California, 400 California: Benj. 
D Dran. CrtKker National Bank, .Mont- 



FLOOR COMMITTEE 
R Vcdiner (Cliairnian). \'oInier & 
Perry, 702 .Merchants Exchange Build- 
ing: F. T. Kruse. 24 California; L. .X. 
Kelley. Kelley ft Henry, .Merchants 
Exchange Building; .Max I. Koshland, 
.Mills Building: R. T Rolph, Alexander 
it I'.aMwin. Ltd. 310 Sansome; B. Sin- 
slii-inur. Siiisluinur &• Co.. 149 California 

HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE (Special) 

.\dolph .Mack ( Chairman i. Impirial 
Oil Co.. .Mills Building: .\. P Gianiiini. 
Bank of Italy. Montgomery and Clay: 
R. E. Miller. Owl Drug Com|)any. 611 
Mission: Dr. James B. Bullitt, .Merchants 
Exchange Building 

INDUSTRIAL PROGRAM 
COMMITTEE 
I" I. Koster (Chairman). California 
Barrel Co. 22nd ami Illinois: R. I. 
Bentley. California Packing Corp., 120 
Market: Geo. .M Rtdph, California & 
Hawaiian Sugar Ref. Co.. 2.V) California; 
W. M. .Mexancler. .Mexander & Bald- 
win. Lt<l.. 310 Sansome: Robert Newton 
and .Stockton: Ly'ich: J- I^- Grant. 114 Sansome: J<din 
Marvin & Co. A. McGregor. Union Iron Works. 26f) 
California: Constant .Meese. Mees- & 
Gottfried Co., 662 Mission; B. F .Schlc?- 
inger. The Fmporium; .Adolph Mack. 
Imperial Oil Co., Mills Building: Henrv 
R. Young. California Steve<lore ft Bal- 
last Co. 210 California: C F. Michaels, 
l.angley & Michaels Co. 50 First: Dan 
(i. \\>lkmann, .\ Schilling & Co.. 2nd 
and Folsom; Thos. .\ Graham. A. F. 
T. M . S. P. Co.. 708 Floo<I Building: M. 
H Fsberg. M. A Gunst & Co, Calif- 
S Shainwalil. ornia and I'ront: Walton N. Moore 
First- W B. NN'alton N. Moore Dry Goods Co.. Front 
and Market: Geo. C. Ilolberton. Pacific 
Gas ft Electric Co.. 445 Sutter: Eli II. 
Wiel. Buckingham & Hecht. 657 Mis- 
sion: W. H. George. Henry C iwell 
Lime ft Cement Co. 2 Market: Janus 
\gt \tchi- Tyson. Charles Nelson Co.. 230 Calit- 
Monadnock ornia: L. M Voorsanger Magm:s Jt 
Lauer. 139 Fremont: W. H. Irench. 81/ 
Folsom; O. H. Fischer, Merchants Ex- 
change Buihiing; S. E Davis. Pine & 
Battery; E. J Fowler. 18th and Harrison. 



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ban i'ranci*«.o Lii<tiuL>ti ui C.oiiiiitfri.r Activitic* 



The Industrial Advance of San Francisco 

Ghirardelli's New Building at North Beach 



EXHIBIT NUMBER THREE 




This Plant Turns Out 700,000 Pounds of Chocolate Per Month 



Entire Product is 

Used by the West 



Enlargment Halted by Inability to 

Get Machinery from Elastern 

Manufacturers 



Onr <>( the n)<>»t at'ir.t> tivc 



lacir 1.0 


exterior ot the 


f.i • -•. 


.I'trr the rr.v.il 




The 




and in»' 




thtrc is thi- 




-V and the 


. A '. a ■ 1 1 K • 


I 1 . 


The air 





"Vrl«<l liU<i <• . 
■: to be hulled 
11 sui'xiih revolving imii 
M the mills heavy liKht 

IIS flow by tiraLvhy fr-.ni 

ron to caldron The whole pfi 
~ a week during which lime the i 
1 eight hundred cows daily i> a-' 
. . ther with hundreds of pounds 
-.:^-.ir. The result i*. a( the present liinr 
;li< plant is turning out "(•O.WX^ poun<lN 
' ' -nods per month aiv' ■ •' ' 
r if it were pos- 

(■•■■> to obtain the lu. 

machinery. 

\f flir M'ti. flir II. « fifln, 1 li-.iildinir 



suuthraot curlier i>l licich ami i 
<trrrts, also a building containin. 
kfc and dwelling for the chief 
r and watchman on I.arkin Si- 
ii« ar Beach. 
The greatly increased husinrts of the 
'.c the erection of the new 
/ an absolute necessity 



<'l lirc-prxot coiisiriu tioii. with 

rcic floors, and brick cxteri<ir with 

.<Ma colta trimmings. The mam floor 

is hnished in natural oak wixxlwork and 

is ilivided into three private ofTices, a 

i'le ro«>ni and a large general ofTicc. 

latest building completes a scdid 

of buildings <if similar exterior 

^11 in the block bounded by North 

I'c'int, Larkiii, Iteach and F'.'lk Streets 

The busy season of the plant is in 

'<r when the demand for chocolate 

s the strongest. Most of the choc- 

oi.iu manufacture<l in the San I'ran- 

, cisco plant is not given a chance to 

travel farther than the west because 

>f the demand on the coast. 

Tlie cocoa bean, from which chocolate 

cocoa are made, is a native of 

ii .America It is cultivated on 

ations in Mexico, Honduras, Guatc- 

. Hra7il. Peru, Kcuador, Venezuela. 

jtiuiana an«l in the West Indies. .\*vay 

from .America in has been introduced 

on a large scale in West Africa, Ceylon 

ami ilir Dutch I'ast Iiulirs. 



■< f «i m tt«»>— »»«- 








k«> 




CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 





T^Af Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
i:\ i:kv rill ksdv^ — m\.\ .-iin. mm? 



Vol. 4 



V^o. 27 



ADJUSTING THE GOVERNMENTS WAR PURCHASING MACHINERY 



Businessmen to be brought into closer touch with problems of 
National Council of Defense 



NEW SERIES OF BULLETINS NOW ON FILE 



How Government specificitions arc 
heioK chanKcd to meet practical war 
conditions; how sources of supplies are 
being surveyed and developed to satisfy 
a demand heretofore unheard of; and 
how conclusions are bein^ reached as 
to fair and rrasonalile prices: are ques- 
tions gone into in the first of a new 
series of war bulletins issued by the 
Chamber of Commerce of the Onitnl 
States, copies of which are on file in 
the offices of the San I-Vancisco Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

They are to be prepared under the 
direction of \Va«ldill Catchings. of New 
York, just appointed an assistant to 
the director of the Council of National 
Defense. Mr. Catchings is also the 
chairman of a new committee of the 
Chamber of Commerce of the Unite«l 
Slates to ci»-operate with the Council 
The series will l»e issued through the 
National Chamber for ihc purpose f»f 
placing before business men authorative 
statements regarding government ac- 
tivities in procuring materials and sup- 
plies for the war. 

It^ is made clear in the first bulletin 
received in San Francisco that the 
Council cont'incs itself to investigating, 
reporting, making recommendations ami 
bringing g >vernment officials in con- 
with business men. The fact is 
phasized that it docs not make jmr- 
chases, issue orders, or have any part 
in carrying them out. It has not »' ■ 
power to do this by law and docs 
do it in fact. Notwithstanding all \.i 
opinion to the contrary, the buying is 
still done by the War and Navy De- 
partments through the several bureaus. 



I .Mthmigli constantly cfmfuscd with the 
I .Advisory Commission, the Council is 
! made up of only the Secretaries of 
I War, Navy, Interior. .Agriculture, Com- 
imerce and Labor. Kach member of the 
1 .Advisory Commis.sion is particularly ac- 
tive in some field. 

The fact is brought out that for 
months there have been actively at work 
in Washington the most competent men 
in each indiivtry who, without compen- 
sation, have been doing their utmost to 
utilize our vast resources and industries 
in the prosecution of war. This close 
relationship with disinterested business 
men acting in a high spirit of patriotism 
has enabled the government to make 
purchases in mo-t cases below prices 
prevailing in the market, and in many 
cases at cost |>lu«» no more than a 
normal profit. 

I Effective work has been accomplished, 
in adapting iieace time government speci- 
i fications to immediate needs. For ex- 
atnple the glove specifications called for 
a seamless glove, of which not more 
than 500.0(¥) could be ma«le by all the 
equipment in the United States in a 
year The men in the trade readily 
pointed out how on changing the <!>• 
fications. an equally satisfactory \i.\- 
■ '!'l be manufactured by e.\i!.ini>4 
: inent in quantities to meet the re- 
: ' inents of million.s of men. 

.At a conference between army en- 
•■■• -Ts and fifteen chief engineers rep- 
ting the principal truck manufac- 
rs of the United States a •.i.n.l .r.l 
specification was adopted for t' 
j war service and a definite 1). 
'made in standardizing the military truck. 



-Many of the specifications such as 
those for projectiles stated the charac- 
teristics of the finishc-d article, but did 
not specify the matrri.il from which such 
article should be made. New specifica- 
tions have now been prepared covering 

, all points which should l)e covered for 

I the eflfective control and guidance of the 
manufacturer in producing what the gov- 

I crnment wants. 

Speaking of the work of the Aircraft 
Production Board, which is under the 

I Council of National Defense and which 
has arranged for the production of 3.50() 
airplanes this year and for the train- 
ing of 6.()0() aviators, the bulletin says. 
"This has been accomplished by de- 
veloping sources of manufacture in those 
lines of business best fitted by ecjuip- 
ment and experience to undertake the 

^production of airplanes and by securing 
the active assistance of six military 

I engineering univer»ities in the training 
of aviators. This latter has involved 

I the sending of professors to take in- 
struction at Toronto. Canada, so that 
proper instruction might be given in the 

i training of our aviators." 

.An example of how the Council of 

V.ii,,nal Defense committees have as- 

! the government is said to be 

i-Iied by the work of the Emergency 

Construction Committee in connection 

j with the erection of 55 millions of dol- 

I lars worth of cantonments. There arc 

I to be sixteen of these great camps and 
the War Department desires to let the 

[contract for the cantonments to the 
.-.,,, tractors best fitted to unclertake such 
The Kmergeiuy Construction 
niittec has recommended such con- 
tractors, having determined them by in- 



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San FrancUco Ouunber of Commerce Activities 



San Francisco Once More Tremendous Amount of Aid that Should be 
Makes Good Her Slogan Material for Cantonments Rendered to Dependents £ 



City Has Milit«ry OrK«nixAtion That 

U Purely Hrrt. Krcruit* 

Are Needed 

COAST ARTILLFRY MIIITIA 

STATIONED HKRE WANTS 

FORTY MKN TO COM- 

PLtTt ORGANIZATION 

It) t^icM- .!.i\ % "f ".If. wlicii S.wi I''r.»n- 



The work o( 



u> It. . 
in the 



• rr tar 
San i 



to c^ll 
Thr 



itary organ- 



Ner>U( 



It i* n«crssary Imwcvcr to 
out 40 more men for thi* or- 

to brinn the 10 C" 
full war slrcnRth of 
' r San I 
•>he knc) 

'he i-; ■ w. ..• 

make a r lit all to do 

"sr lit i- that record. 

ot the San Irancisco Chamber 

r^r arc urjjed to aid in secur- 

• ' men for the California 

V Militia stationed at San 



the 
the 



Itistitjitc ol 
■ers of rail- 
engaKcd in 



tti 



Naf. 

of the ' 

said not 



■ 't vur people in various 

that r>'''•f^^^ry supplies and 

^m11 b« ' for the kov- 

As an : >n of what 



reqatre the least amount 

eflForts of the Council of 

rt«»» M «^own hv th*" work 



Plumbing Calls for 1.600.000 
Feet of Pipe 

• • 

20,800,000 FFET OF WIRE TO 
BE INSTALLED 

1^ Ml 
Thr fnllowinR fiKures Riven out by the j 
;irlment indicate the trenien- 
int of materials that will be 
lie construction of the Army 
■ ts: 

"■■-1^ • '> • :<ntonment •» 

barrels 
.-" ■! sail'!. 1" 

yards ol broken stone or 
I. over 2.500 kens of nails. 
! feet of board*. 7.«WMX)(J buaia 
,.f <|imen«ion «tuff, 177,000 feet of 



in the N'orllicrn and > 
I . iilliiw for climatic a«Ja, 

slates will require more 

-iven above. 

KsiiiiiaU'ii ol the total requirements of 

|r<-tri<-a! rcpiipmrnt for the sixteen 

to 20.800.000 feet 

<I0 feet of lamp 

- ' !>out tin- 

■O cleat 

:.:S. 27.MOO 

1 plug cut-outs; 

• ■',<MIO p.nirs of un- 

^■ia/cd porcelain tubes; about 7,000,000 

!'[ to 2'4 inch wood screws: 9.600 

■ Is of friction tape. 4,000 pounds of 

r; and other items on a similar 

-caie. 

In order to extinguish fires in these 

' *^ ^"i ' -■ ' -tinguish- 

water 
will be 
>n hand. 

The plumbing calls for about 1.600.000 
feet of pipe. 40.000 closets and tanks: 
30.000 shower bath heads, and tremend- 
ous quantities of pipe fittings, sinks, 
boilers, etc. 



nirtit'^ r(c|uirt tncnts .ind many of those 
' ' -;• I -s. but the statistics which this 
; : (• has been able to compile on 
■ iiK liaiul on requirements, and on the 
other hand on probable supplies, in- 
dicate I hat the widespread anxiety which 
has existed throughout the country over 
a shortage of coal is possibly un- 
justified. 

.An entirely different phase of the 
Council's work is indicated by the Med- 
ical Section which has had the efTeclivc 
co-operalion of medical societies thru- 
out the United States in the preparation 
list of doctors available for the 
al officers reserve, and in the se- 
. . .;)K of properly qualified men for 
service in the army and navy as medical 
officers. This board is in touch with 
the latest information on medical and 
^•treiral activities in the European W.ir 
is also in touch with the principal 
'.Ttories and research organizations 
■ that the government 
at all times the latest 
II >><i<i ii medical matters. 



U. S. Ch«mbcr of Commerce 
Conducts Survey 
• •^ 

SUGGESTION THAT GOVERN- 
MENT DESIGNATE OFFICIAL 
ORGANIZATION 
» • 

At the rcqucitt of Secretary of War 
Haker, The United States Chamber of 
(■ ■ - conducted an exhaustive 

I to the amount of aid that 

... i.iuiered to dependent fam- 
■ f soldiers in the service of the 
inment. The investii^tiun has 
ecu nation wide and was prompted by 
he hundreds of inquiries from busi- 
ness men received by the Secretary of 
War 

posed of twelve 

men of the 

...... , ..., • ^•-).'".Mcd its 

t to the N.ir : to be 

' tiled to the iiicil of 

Defense by Secretary Hakcr. 

.An epitome of the National Chamber 
report has been received by the San 
l-'r.Tncisco Chamber of Commerce. The 
re))ort is based upon investigations in 
Can.'tda, Cirent Britain and a canvass 
of the situation in the United States 
.md the following recommendations are 
made to the National Council of 
Defense: ^ 

1. That this problem be treated as ^ 
a National Obligation to the extent 
that the government enact legislation 
providing for reasonable separation al- 
lowances to be paid to the dependents 

of the enlisted personnel of the army 
and navy, basing such allowances on 
the number of dependents in each 
family. 

2. That the government officially 
designate some National organization 
to raise a general fund by voluntary 
public subscription and distribute the 
fund so raised for the alleviation of 
conditions not adequately met by Na- 
tional or State allowances: this organ- 
ization to operate in conjunction with 
representatives of local organizations. 

.1. That, pending action by the Fed- 
eral government in the matter and the 
publication of details of the ultimate 
plan, employers throughout the country 
should make only temporary commit- 
ments to the dependents of their em- 
«>loyee8 who enlist, in accordance with 
the suggestion of the Secretary of 
War. 



LINCOLN HIGHWAY SIGNS 

The .State Automobile Association of 
California has undertaken to perform 
the work of placing signs along the 
Lincoln Highway, in this State and 
through" Nevada to Salt Lake City. ^ 
The Board of Directors of the Cham- V- 
her. upon the recommendation of the 
Highway Committee has voted to make 
a sfiecial appropriation in the sum of 
$250 to be used by the Association for 
this purpose. It is urged that the mem- 
bers of the Chamber contribute from 
one dollar up toward the same end. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



HI 



Among the Members 



Mr. D. E. Harris, Vice-President ami 
General Sates Manager of the I'acilic 
States Electric Company is spi-nding 
two weeks in Portland and Seattle, 
looking after business interests. This 
Company maintains offices and stocks in 
Portland and Seattle. Mr. H. R Noack. 
Sales Engineer of the same Company 
has just left for a trip through Wash- 
ington and Oregon. 

The Vermont Maple Syrup Company 
has opened offices at 257 California St. 

The Engineering Products Conipany 
has taken an office at 251 Kialto Uldg. 

The Meyers Safety Switch Company, 
manufacturers of electric switches, have 
opened an office at 1236 Mission St. 

The Kcnney Reversible Hydraulic 
Manufacturers, 544 Pacific Bldg., arc 
handling a patent stump puller and 
lifter. They have recently moved here 
from Portland. 

The Kelling-Karrel Co, has opened 
a nut-shelling plant at 439 Second St. 

Knox Engineering Co., 521-523 Bran- 
nan St., has opened a new plant for 
the manufacture of gasoline engines. 

The National Kitchen Products Com- 
pany has opened at 589 Howard St., 
for the manufacture of buttcr-mi.xcrs and 
egg-beaters. 

Joseph Moran, 153 Kearny St. i^ 
manufacturing a phonograph under the 
name of the Ramona Phonograph Com- 
pany. 

The Western Dye-stuffs and Chemical 
Company, 532 Commercial St., is a new 
company which has entered the field 
to manufacture dyes, antiseptics and 
essential oils. 

The Keuffel & Esscr Company of 
California are to move to a new build- 
ing at Stevenson and Second Sts. about 
August 1st. 

S. L. Samter & Sons, wholesale fur- 
nishing goods will move about July 15th 
to 114 Battery St. 

The Martin Camm Co., Drumm and 
Sacramento Streets, wholesale grocers, 
and dealers in dairy products are to 
occupy the new building erected for 
them at 132 Sacramento Street, about 
September 1st. 

Hall, Clopstock & Co., grain brokers, 
have just opened an office in the In- 
surance Exchange Building. A. S. 
McLain is manager. 

Emerich & Duncan, dealers in paints 
and oils, have moved to 21 F'remont 
Street, to occupy larger quarters. 

The California Barrel Company have 
just opened a down-town office at 623 
Insurance Exchange Building. 

The Engineering Pro<lucts Company, 
of which W. B. Forbes is manager, has 
opened offices at 271 Riallo Building. 

A new company, the i'hiladelphia 
Quartz Company of California, has en- 
gaged in the manufacture of silicate 
soda. Their San Francisco office is at 
624 California Street. 



What A $200,000,000 New Members Since 
Annual Fire Loss Means Last Publication 



Is One-Half 



of all Gold 
Borders 



Within 



LOSSES DURING MAY WERE 
UNUSUALLY HEAVY 

I isa Ha 

I Though an enemy army may never 
land on «nir shores, there is a jujwerful 
enenjy already here who ainuially in- 
flicts upon us (lantagcs totaling $JOU,OUU,- 
000. That enemy is I'IRE. 

N'iles Scarls. general fire inspector for 
the Southern Pacil'ic explains just what 
that $2tX).000.000 annual fire loss means. 
The money represents: 

Total amount paid out in dividends 
by all the railroads in the country. 

Oiu-lialf of all tile gold and silver 
mined within the borders of the United 
States. 

If all the buildings destroyed during 
any one year were erected on the two 
sides of a single street, they would 
stretch out along that street for a 
thousand miles. 

To accomplish this annual destruction, 
fire starting at one end of this street 
would have to burn at the rate of three 
miles a day for every day in the year. 

Going through such a burned street at 
every 1,000 feet one would pass the 
ruins of a building from which an in- 
jured person was being removed, and 
every three quarters of a mile would 
be the ruin of a building in which a 
life was lost. 

During the year 1907 the fire loss of 
the United States was one-half the cost 
of all the new buildings erected. 

The losses by fire in the United States 
and Canada during tiie month of May 
were again exceptionally heavy. The 
figures compiled from the records of the 
Journal of Commerce show a total for 
the month of $24,968,800. This is about 
$9,000,000 more than the same month 
last year, when the losses reached the 
.sum of $15,973,500, and over $13,500.(XX) 
in excess of the record of May. 1915, 
which reached $11,388,450. The losses 
for the first five months of 1917 reach 
the unusually large aggregate of $129.- 
108,455. as compared uitli $113,528,920 
for the same months in \9\() 



Ford, Harry, Broker and Manufacturer's 
Agent, 503 New Call Bldg. 

Garrett, Wm. T.. Oil Producer, 407 
.Aharon Bldg. 

Innes, Murray, Mining. 217 Kohl Bldg 

Kane, A. J.. Detective .Agency, 311 Cal- 
ifornia .St. 

Kelling Karel C9., The, Importers of 
Nuts, 439 Second St. 

Leach hrawley Motor Co.. Automobile 
Distributors. 999 Geary St. 

Manufacturers Service Bureau, Automo- 
bile Distributors, 612 Van Ness Ave. 

Mourfield, M. L.. Mfrs. Special, 2.4 Cal- 
ifornia St. 

Olsen, O. E., Lithovraph Co., Litho- 
graphers, 330 Jackson St. 

Pacific Manufacturing Co., Lumber and 
Mill, Santa Clara Co. 

Paganini, Bricca Co, Wholesale Cigars, 
513 Sansomc St. 

Rude. A. M., Woolen Co., Wholesale 
Cloth, 77 O'FarrcIl St. 

Weinberg, Chas.. Wholesale Jeweler, 
640 Phelan Bldg. 

Williams-Mc Daniel Co., Grain and Mill 
Feed, 516 Merchant's Exchange. 



OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESEN- 
TATION IN FEDERATED 
MALAY STATES AND 
EAST INDIES 
Mr. Thomas Fox, Commission and 
General Agent in the I'ederated Malay 
States is visiting the United States with 
a view to securing the Agency for 
manufacturers and exporters of auto- 
mobiles, electric light fittings, light 
wines, grape juice and fruit extracts, 
newsprint paper and old newspapers, 
type, boots and shoes, wire nails, gents 
furnishings, enamel and hollow ware, 
china and glassware, hardware, brushes, 
galvanized iron utensils and sheet iron, 
soap stock (caustic soda and soda ash) 
mining, sugar mill and rubber mach- 
inery, locks, etc. Ripe olives, acetylene 
lamps, canned milk, carbon paper, 
pencils, etc. Mr. l-'ox is stopping at the 
.Stewart Hotel for ten days and the 
I'oreign Trade Department suggests that 
those interested communicate with him 
• lircct. Mr. Fox will gladly furnish 
proper credentials. 



CHROME-IRON-ORE DEMAND 

riie enormous (kiiiand lor chrome- 
iron-ore and black o.xiilc of manganese 
means the expenditure of large sums of 
money in California for these ores, 
according to Harry Stein, of Stein & 



American Cone .Manufacturing Co.. ' 
1252 Mission St. Has moved from 50 j 
Shotwcll St. Baking and Ice Cream I 
Cone Shells. 

.American Forwarding Co., 13th and 
.Mission Sts. Has moved from 190 
Otis St. I 

.Anchor Packing Co., 149 Clay St. 
Has moved from 131-135 Clay St. L. 
F. Fox, President. Veal, Pork, etc. 

IL Crumme>, Inc., Hearst Building 
New firm in San Irancisco. Contractor Co., Monadnock Bldg., Mr. Stein, who 
—formerly with Ransome-Crummey of is acting for the F. \V. Johnstone En- 
Oakland. Igineering Co., states they have con- 

Isho Pacific Co., 5 F'irst St. (Bradford traded to furnish 6f).000 tons of chrome 
Leavitt). New firm. Agent for rcfrigcr- iron ore and 190.000 tons of mangan- 
ator unit. esc to eastern steel makers. He says 

Ne\v York Shirt Laundry, 75 Bernard the chrome will all come from this 
St. New firm. State and Nevada, as will some of the 

S. -A. Schwartz, 717 .Market St. Whole- manganese. As most of the mineral 
sale Furs. New Firm. , properties are not on the railroad, it 

Western Screw & Lock Nut Co., 1401 means that an enormous sum of money 
Folsom St. Office and Works. New will be expended in trucking from the 
hrm. mine. 



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San Francisco Chambrr of 



Activitiet 



SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER 

OF COMMERCE 

ACTIVITIES 



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Sab«c- 
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4<o Lalitorma M. >ai> l'ranci»co 



For What You Want to Know 

Call Kearny 112 



The Activities is the official organ of 
the San Frsnc'-" C'»i-Tvfi..r r.j Com- 
merce, therefor r Uie 
it as such. C be re- 
ceived until Tuesday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 



"^SST 



SEND YOUR OLD DIRECTORY 
TO US 

The Chamber has the largest 
collection of out-of-the-city direc- 
tories in the United States. This 
IS ' ' ' •> co-operation of 

thr sent in their old 

ducv .,....;•; in turn are sent 

to diHerent cities who send their 
directories to the Chamber. The 
new 1917 directory for San Fran- 
cisco is now in your office. Send 
the 1916 directory to the Chamber 
to that we may keep up the li- 
brary. Or better still, call up the 
Chamber and we will send for it. 



YOU CAN 

HELP WIN 

THE WAR 

By Conserving Transportation 
Facilities 

TRANSPORTATION 

is the Life Blood of the Nation. 

Make One freight car do the work 

of Two 

1. Load and Unload Cars 

Promptly. 

2. Load and Buy Full Capacity 

Car Loads. 

3. Order Only Enough Cars to 

Take Care of Your Needs. 

THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL 

TRAFFIC LEAGUE 
G. M. Freer. President 
O. F. Bell. Secretary-Treasurer. 



Municipal Organ Recitals. Exposition 
Auditorium. Civic Center. San Fran- 
cisco, every Sunday at 3 P. M. Edwin 
H. Lemare. Organist. Admission 10 
cents — and its worth ten times that 
much. 



The Spirit Necessary 
for Success 



■ \ l»c »pcnt by 

f MinrT-T in the 

.itiii ftoUKltt or I 

>n of this uill c- iii 

I 

< patriotic standpoint thr Na- 

' • ■■• "Itictinn av' *^-" 

\ hrart 

:. ..I ih, 

(.nasi it 1 
th.it we c.t: 
I' >til unilkic <x|>iui(itliuii. 
I. n; n«>w San l-"ran<-i«oo. r<i i<i r\< 
other 
is pa^ 



1 I- 

i: M 

Iniiiiu- a Miiiliuii siiiilirr>. i he 'Strcaiii 
liiu-s" ot trade arc uiidrrgoing a daily 
'i; K-<. Capital and labor are adjustinK i 
^clvrs tu new cmidiliuns and un- ! 
' 1 ' ' ' ition, both 

;ail to the] 

. -^; i^ .-^'..K i---. '.._ Tl,.- 

dard of tnanufacturing is luiiiK •■ 
ami the great centers of pro'l 
such as San Francisco and all oi the 
ciiic« of the Bay District must meet 
t!n-e changed conditions. 

S.iii Francisco is the hub and focal 
(■••mt of the most fcrt! 
I iiiud States. The r« 
ilu- iity and state arc ^m. n .i> »iii ix 
Miiiltiplicd in the general upheaval that 
is ti> come. It may become our duty 
t<- Mipply food for a large part of the 
I lilted States. This is freely predicted 
by some of the nation's leaders. 

San Francisct* has already done much 
to help the Government secure rush 
orders. It is onlv recently that the aid 
of the Ch.T ' 
by the I> 

nienl at li., . .. ,^> ,.; v 

at once of a certain manufacturcil 
I'it'ty thousanci pieces were n . 
The machinery of the Chamber was put 
to work. Within a remarkably short 
l»eriod of time the goods were delivered 
at Fort Mason. This is only one in- 
cident of niany that have occurred in 
the last sixty days, but it i> indicative 
of the co-operation that is required of 
tin * it\. Mate and organizations. The 
I'r. >.i<i(.iit <•! the United States has de- 
clared that the principal business of the 
Nation is to win this war. .Ml other 
tilings are nothing. 

«l« Mil 
SUMMER VACATIONS 

lor the fMirpo<»e .ii .n-'Hiragiiig sum- 
mer \ the South- 
*"rn I ; issued for 
K-titrr... .ii-M 1..1UI.MI ,1 iM) iKJet in con- 
'i<ii«i<l form; descriptions of California 
t.-ri- Tlic {...oklrt is a revelation to 
ian for it shows him 
:<.ty of scenery and 
cliiiidtc available within from an ho;:- 
to a niifht* run to San Francisco 
1...S ^. 

M' >n as to names, localities, 

for sports and amuse- 
be readily found in the 



Placement Bureau 

il thr luaii <•! 
is not lifted in 

is 11.. »iuMi we c.i: 

nc< have n 

lio' i< that W( 1-.- 

for L«.k ut kpace. Call u* up li 
you nertl help 



pusi- 

ik'cr of 

■ •r ti,i Miients. 

lad »ev( ICC in 

' ■■■ ' : iiiK ^ l-:xpert 

^ of transporta- 

.., of taking entire 

oi or organizing such depart- 



387. High-class sales manager wishes 
a position requiring executive ability 
Is .American citizen, 39, good person- 
ality and has had 12 year sales ex- 
perience. Can furnish good references. 

388. Position in bank, mercantile or 
«hippintr ofTicr by well educated man, 

r. etc. Has knowl- 
>iid is also used to 

ii.iiKiJiiiK mill I list-class references. 

389. Eastern man, executive ability, 
wide experience in merchandising and 
clerical cml of general bn^^incis Col- 

' i.ile, seeks c ^ with 

111 here. Is > •! new 

.111.1 ( oii-ii iictive ideas aim i.miiii.ir also 

with export and import business, (iood 

credentials and tirst-class references. 

390. Well known city man of educa- 
tion and experience along lines of 
promotion work and comnuinity adver- 
tising wishes to make connection with 
firm or organization re<|uiring such 
services. Can write strfjiig pulling copy 

:id make own lay-i>uts if necessary. 
II advertising managership with whole- 
ilc commercial firm would be con- 
.'lercd. Prefer to work in San Fran- 
cisco. Highest local and other references 

391. Man of experience in office and 
sales work desires local |>osition. Has 
had charge of billing department of 
wholesale grocery house, also some ex- 
perience as bookkeeper and selling line. 
Best of local references as to integrity 
and ability. 

392. Young man, 25 years old, mar- 
ried, wishes to secure position in a 
large wholesale house as assistant to 
bookkeeper and cashier. Has had ten 
years business experience; possesses 
originality and energy. Salary of sec- 
ondary importance to good connection. 

393. .'\ young man with an estab- 
lished and prolitnble business wants to 
got into communication with manufac- 
turer who would be interested in using 
' \p( ricnce in the promotion of sales and 

:\ executive ability. Immediate 
ntation not essential as the in- 
business is ample. Existing 
!■ in be operated in connection 

\Miii in.iiiiiiacturing. Applicant is will- 
ing to take compensation from the ex- 
cess profits he may rr,-;,u- 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



143 



Transportation 
Department 



The 
lucrce 



dcci>ion of the Interstate Com- 
Comniission in the 15% advance 
cases denies the existence of any emer- 
gency such as was claimed by the car- 
riers to exist and declines to permit 
the I5'/f hori/uiital advances on intcr- 
-tale froiKht t<> «<> into iffcct anywhere 
III the United States It is a niathe- 
iiiatical truth that a 15% horizontal ad- 
vance will create a l5'/'c advance in the 
difference or differential existing be- 
tween any two rate 
origin to a common market po 
so if these ISl'r horizontal atlvances 
had been granted it would have dis- 
turbed millions of differentials in the 
United States upon the basis of which 
anufacturc arc carried 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 

If you arc intcrc»tcd write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commercr giving number. 



Marine Department 



The Schooners Lity of Panamn and 

Winthrop which have lately underfionc 

irconstruction at this port, were char- 

irred last week to carry case oil from 

San 1-rancisco to New Zealand ports at 

tlic rate of $125 per case. The former was 

taken by Hind, Rolph & Co. for dc- 

1567 Tokyo t Japan* conmurcial or- livery at Wellington, and the latter by 

K'aniza'tion, in the interest of one of its J. J. Moore & Co.. delivery Auckland. 

numbers, wishes to communicate with July sailing. 

umis that may be interested in the im- Toyo Kisen Kaisha freight Steamer 

portation of shoe black, crayon, garden shinyo Maru No. 2 left Kobe on June 

and courtyard trees and packing papers j(j,|, coming direct to this port. This 

•nttai ex.sung ne- 1568. Venice ( Italy ) commission mer- big freighter has a'/^Y^;^^^ *"";; "^ 

;• f on, poims of chants, with offices in Genoa, would like «-.'"='' 7^««;,°f;;S ,^' /°"' «" *" 

market point, and to communicate with exp<»rters of che.n- c.l.cs and ports bc>ond here. 

icals. rosin, greases and tallows, who Steamer Texan arrived iicre last week 
might desire representation in Italy. from Honolulu bringing 14.011 tons of 
,.. . , X r e sugar, all of which goes to Eastern 

1569. Tokyo (Japan) lirm, manuf.ic- „'*r^: "". •, * 

turers of coral articles, particularly coral "'^^^^l]^;^,^ \^^^^.;,^ gmith plying between 



commerce and manuiacturc arc carrieu ^.a,„cos. would like to communicate 

on. jewelry jobbers or manufacturers who 

Council for carriers in the similar might be interested in handling above 

application now pending before the articles on this market. 
California Railroad Commission seem to 



be in agreeiiunt upon at least one part 
of the situation, and that is that the 
California application is a part of the 
nation-wide movement and is a seg- 
ment of the whole investigation. 



1570. Copenhagen (Denmark) party 
would like to communicate with manu- 
facturers or dealers in casein. 

1571. Ponce (Porto Rico) commission 
merchants, would like to communicate 



The Federal Commission has declined with exporters of rice. Hour, grain, etc. 



to grant the I5rr horizontal advances 
and it seems clear that this dispo*;es of 
at least that part of the applications 
of the carriers before our State Com- 
mission. The disturbance of rate re- 
lationships such as inevitably follows 
the granting of a 159c horizontal ad- 
vance can never be justil'ied. except 
possibly in the face of some impending 
calamity certain to happen in the im- 
mediate future. And even then it is 
debatable whether such a<lvances would lows: 
be either legal or productive of addi- Stationary: 



1572. San Francisco (Cal.) commer- 
cial organization, in the interest of one 
of its clients, would like to communi- 
cate with exporters of wines, grape 
juice, soaps, washing powder, dried 
fruits, cutlery, enameled wares, tin wares, 



this port and Coos Hay has completed 
her thirty-third round trip and has car- 
ried approximately 57,750.(XX) feet of 
lumber into this port, since the first of 
this year. 

Dutch Steamer Madioen arrived here 
last week from Batavia bringing alto- 
gelhcr 7,500 tons of general cargo, con- 
sisting of rice, sugar, pepper and a large 
shipment of rubber, most of which goes 
to Eastern automobile factories. 

E. C. Evans & .Sons have notified 
the Marine Department that they have 
placccl a steamer on tiie berth, for ports 
on tlie West Coast of I-lngland. Vessel 
will receive (juick despatch. 

Halfour, Guthrie & Co., agents for the 



kitchen utensils and ice cream freezers. Harrison Direct Line, have a vessel on 
1573. Singapore (Straits Settlements) »''«:. ^o?.r^.?L\'_'■!""^ receiving cargo for 



tirm are in tht 
and marine engines. 



The Norway Pacific Line Motorship 



market for stationary Ports in England. 

Details are as fol- ^ The 'K-wly constructed Norwegian 

Motorship 1 akoma, under charter to 

May be eitlur horizontal W. R. Grace & Co., left Puget .Sound 

■'." ":•'."• —«—."• *"' -. . "" ".""• ..„,,;^..r K... „/<:n,,t;:il f..atiire is tliaf 'a^t week on maiden voyage with cargo 

tional income, since they would produce or vertical, but essential Itature is tnat .„,,.„_ . _ ___. • , r-, •■„ 

innumerable discriminations on the one they must use crude oil, the consump- ''' J '"''^.' ' •' .^ p ' - '^ I ^ 

hand and incalculable loss of freight t'on of which shall not be more than ,^ '.''"^j '^hLs been taken over by the 

tonnatre on the other 7 tt). per H.H.P. hour. Approximate '^3>3f''' "*^ """ ;*'*^" ^^^^ oy me 

tonnage on the other. sizes required: 35 H.H.P. 50 H.H.P, and ^tandard Oil Co. ^ or a voyage from 

75 B H P " I'rancisco to Manila with case oil. 

^ ^ ,,".'" T^ , -M u • 1 he cargo will be 130,000 cases. 

Marine: Preference will he Kiycn to ^^.j^,^ j,^^ j^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^f ^^^^^^ ^^ 

those using crude oil. Should be ^^^j^.^ .^ ^^^ bottom from Manila, the 

equipped with some orm of quick self M^j^rship Hayard arrived here last 

starting gear for pilot and alongside ^^.^^^ consigned to Geo. A. Moore & 

steamer work. Sizes required — 15 to ^^ 

., , ,. , ,,,. ,, ,.. . 50 H.H.P. Details and prices wanted at American Asiatic Co. announces a new 

tmumg until the 2/th. I he Calilornia earliest possible moment. freight .service between San Francisco and 

lines presented testimony regarding the 1574. Sa„ Francisco (Cal.) firm, on Oriental ports. They will inaugurate 

increased cost of supplies and materials |,chalf of correspondents, would like to their regular service early in August 

and wages, and endeavored to sho%v communicate with (a) exporters of with the first sailing from this port, to 

that their financial onditons was such ,,.,,^,1 Terms, letter of credit already be followed by 'others in middle of Sep- 
th.nt they needed a L->% increase in .icposited with bank here, subject to tcmbcr and October. The Kaijo Maru 

freight rates. I he shippers representa- ,li;iivery of bill of lading. (b) With has been chartered by them and is now 

tivcs were not allowed to cross-ex- exporters or dealers in second-hand loading freight for Kobe. . 

amine any of the carriers witnesses, boilers. IM ta 
this privilege being reserved until July 



15% RATE ADVANCE HEARING 

Hearings were held before the Cali- 
fornia Railroad Commission in the 15% 
case beginning on June 21st and con- 



13th. F'oHowing the cross-examination 
of the carriers' witnesses, San Francisco 
shippers will present their direct testi- 
mony. Following the .San Francisco 
hearings the Los .Angeles shippers will 
have an opportunity to present testi- 
mony beginning with July 25th 



1575. Osaka (Japan) party would like 
to communicate with exporters or 
dealers in second-hand kerosene tin cans. 
Would like price per ton c. i. f. Kobe. 
References. 

1577. Bordeaux (l-'rance) provision 
firm would like to communicate with ex- 



Mr. Scth -Mann, .\ttorney and Man- Porters of dried fruits, dried and canned 

ager of the Traffic Bureau, represented vegetables, food pastes, etc. 

the Chamber at the hearings held dur- 1578. Bordeaux (France) commission 

ing the last two weeks, and will be firm would like to represent in France engaged in commercial business there, 

present on the 13th to cross-examine .American manufacturers, importers and If interested it is suggested members 

the carriers' witnesses. exporters. References. communicate with him direct. 



REPRESENTATION IN THE 
DUTCH EAST INDIES 
The loriigii Irade D< partiiunt is 
advised by Mr. H. de Vries van Does- 
burgh, 1101 Pine Street, this city, that 
he would like to represent .American 
firms in Java; has a thorough knowledge 
of Dutch, English and French languages, 
is a native of Holland, has lived many 
years in the Fast Indies and has been 



14-t 



San Francisco CKamb«-r of Commerce Activities 



Charities Endorsement California is Logical Place 
Committee *"' A^'"*'°" ^^°°' 

M C. 



For ei cn. National and State Appeals 
For War Reliel Purposes 



T unison Makes Report 
Government 



for 



Japan's War Work 



-> J^;^rc£^\c huAlihtic: 



pr 

Ml 

ocavor 
forrtw 

ntnittrr • 

im^ pvblishmc in the « 

'.\ tkc tnfonnatioa gat 

th pvrpose oi tbc appe- 

gi«i7]^ « lut of the pcrsooncl oi i. 
coaimittees who are haodltas »ach »{ 

peals la riew of t*-' —arv nr.-<-*-i' 

oatiooal appeals sacl 

Yoong Men'* ChrU* 

Yoong \Vr- 

thss comin : 

o«r members ac^ u: :j..: 

feneraDy sboold be fnllj 

with appeals of a Iflce itatnrc mat arc 

beiaf m»6e for foreign and other var 

refirf p«rpoces, many of which are 

worthy of coosideratioa. 

TT!i4 c.-vmmittf c wiTT e'^iHr welcome 



L»y liic 
. work. 



•.r.cn: :n the 
V . \t . T ... . 



the s 



the train - 



memucrs 
natiotts. 



;ho ^c appcalcU u> tor iL>- 



re- 
ie- 



tri 
thr 



ihat there a: 
who with 



the report to the gov- 



RED CROSS 

Tbc Charities Exidor»eiaent Committee, 
igaia calls to the attention of the mem- 
bership the necessity for a close scm- 
tiny of appeals made in the name of 
the the parchasc o' 

tK .certs, dances ar 

o(u<.i i^Jii^., u. ^..i<:rtatnmeat. 

Unless the pr o poa cd entertainmeat has 
recctved the sanction of the Saa Fran- 
cisco Chapter of th ross it is 
without n»erit :ri - -jo should 
be paid to 

Hare yoc TO SOLICI- 

TORS" ia jvur onicc: 

Try oar -SOLICITORS APPLICA- 
TION BLAXK.- 

No oAce should be without a ' 
OF rw ACTT xHi,E ORGAXIZAT: .. . 
EN 

1 -. : r-rrr. T.t Comxntttee. 

Barcaa ot y 112. is 

at your s< idrice on 

soHcitatioas i^ lo s^ ligent in- 

forautioa oa appeal- you. 

SURVEY GUIDE BOOKS 



there woaid be practically three hun- 
dred days in the year when the school 
could be in fall operation. 

Topographical fnap« sh^wine !r»catk>n« 
and the c 
Tanison's r 



Signal officer of the Army. 

NEGLECTED MERCHANT MARINE 

ne. 

ar . 

for iii<: 

Th» 



W 



: it has bee 



biti'!L'? 
bi- 



by the laymaa. 



-y to get 



oo >cn»c pnrc- 



are a >: 
-.'". ::.::;:cr> u.:.i :his country ilni 
per cent of the exports and 
- , ns yet only h- .> . . ^^ 

cent of its own be- rican 

ships, the balance, e:. -..-• 

being tamed over 
foreign iiations (^ 

and imports of t' AmcrKa 

rr««r!< carried - crrt. ! 

nations 
ur prod - 
•, n onr own 
- own posse - 
..<j reason why .i:;it. i< .ms cmuiu nut 
profitably do this basiness. 

JAPANESE SUPPLEMENT 

-"'. partial -: • •--■. -^.-•■-■i ,,•' 

the second 
Vrir Y-'V 



oe rca";ii% unacr-to 



e in the i-urcign Trade Dc- 
:er June 30th. 



means. 

.1 has vir: . 
■ the 1 ar 
i;c for the 



g of 
the etfcct of 
■> been a 'iirr-ct 
to the V 
:he lapi 



reeiiing on the theory that every new 
Japanese vessel is a vessel for the 
Entente. ft 

OF INTEREST TO SHIP BROKERS 

The New York M?--'- \-«* Inc. ») 
Broad Street. ' - the 

Foreien Trade I y are 

tly in r- - ~ 

ip own' 
-" ->?ion . . ^ 
-5. and i' 
, _ ^ uh San 
who might be interested. 

New Manila Service 

The Pacific Mail S. S. Co. will dis- 

• Tch from Sar \''-.--'<^.-r. ^y, .August 

next. Am steamer 

^anta Cruz." 1- •• ;>lacement, 

direct to Manila, arriving there on or 

aborr .*i"ZT34t 30th, from Manila the 

«t» ' proceed to Singapore, ar- 

ri. mber 6th, Calcutta Septem- 

..'t.^., Colombo September 25th, 

t^pore October 1st. Manila October 

' ■••• ' '- ' ' '■'•»- •' ••■•'•: Oc- 

about 

.^ccted 

lay over at Manila outbound about 

> days, Singapore one day, Calcutta 

:r days, Colombo two days and on 

rettirn voyage at Singapore two 

ia; "a two days. Cebu one day 

an lu one day. 

" ' ^ distance 

at trip fare (x 

^' -, - - .- .. ais on the 

the entire journey. This 

appeal to b'j5ir,'-=s men; it 

ac chance of to make 

- trip to the ; .. have al- 

uays wished to \-isit. at a cost less 

thain staying at home. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Aclivitiet 



145 



Business for You 



July 12, 1917. at 10:30 a. m.. bids will 
be received at the office of the General 
Purchasing Officer for the I'anania 
Canal, WashinRton, D. C, for hardware 
such as wrought iron fence and gates, 
nuts, bolts, etc. l-'ull particulars are 
contained in circular No. 1152 on tile 
at the Merchants Kxchangc. 

August 20, 1917. at 1030 A. M., bids 
will be received at the office of the Gen- 
eral I'lirchasiiig Officer of the Panama 
Canal in Washington, D. C, for the pur- 
chase of one pipe line suction dredge 
which has been in service at the Panama 
Canal and is no longer needed 
of the general conditions covering 
purchase arc on file on the floor of the 
Merchants Exchange. 



A large pumping plant 
Alaska is to be diMuantled 
$200,fl(X) worth of machinery in good 
condition can be secured F. O. B. 
Nome or Seattle. This includes two 
large plunger pumps: 1 large centrifugal 
pump. 2 compound Corliss 
250 II. P. each, four boilers of 125 H. 
P. each, six miles of 18 inch, two miles 
of 6 inch, and two miles of 8 inch 
riveted steel pipe. 



New Committees of the 
Chamber 

MARITIME AM-AIKS AND 
HAKBOR COMMITTEE 
J. K. li.iniiy (L hail 111.111). J. k. Hani- 
fy & Co, 24 Market; R. H. Swayne. 
Swayne & lloyt. 430 Sansome; E. R. 
Dimond. Williams. Dimoiid Company, 
310 Sansome; Janus Tyson, Chas. Nel 
son Co., The, 16 California; C. W. 
Cook, .American-Hawaiian S. S. Co., 310 
Sansome: Wm. R. Scott, Gen. Mgr. S. 
P. Co.. Flood Building; P. S. 1 eller. 
Norton Teller & Company. 233 Front; 
Robert C. Reid, Balfour, (luthrie & 
Company. 350 California; Capl. .\. Iv 
.\nder.sou. California Transportation Co.. 
A copy Jackson Street Wharf; J. C. Rohlfs, 
,l,e Mgr. Marine Dept., Standard Oil Com- 
pany, 200 Bush; A. C. Diericx. .Matson 
Navigation Co., 268 Market; Joseph J 
Tynan, Union Iron Works. 260 Calif 
at Nome, ornia; Miles Stan<lish. Standisli-Ilickey 
and about Timber Co.. Crocker Building. 



.•\ddress — Industrial Department 
the Chamber of Commerce. 



of 



F. A. Lacroix, R. F. D. Route A, Box 
241, Willows. California, is seeking a 
market for live foxes. 

John H. Camp. Kingfisher, Okla. has 
large quantity of coal for shipment to 
Briti.sh ports, and desires to get in 
touch with steamship companies equip- 
ped to transport same. 



American 
City. Wash, 
whale meat 



Pacific Whaling Co., Bay 



NATIONAL AND FOREIGN 
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 
Fred S. Moody (Chainnaii ». .Moody 
Engines of Estate Company, Kohl Building; .\<loIph 
Mack (Vice-Chairman). Imperial Oil 
Company, Mills Building; K R. Kings- 
bury, Standard Oil Co.. 200 Bush; M 
J. Brandenstcin. M. J. Brandenstein & 
Co.. 665 Third; Capt. A. F,. .\nderson. 
President California Transportation Co.. 
Jackson Street Wharf; Grover Magnin, 
I. Magnin & Co., Geary and Grant 
Avenue; C. K. Mcintosh. Bank of Calif- 
ornia, 400 California; James K. Lynch. 
V. P. First National Bank, Post and 
Montgomery; Constant Mcese. Mcesc & 
Gottfried Co. 662 Mission; B. F. Schlc- 
singcr. The Emporium; .\. T. Dc Forest, 
U. S. Steel Products Co., Rialto Build- 
ing: J. R. llanify, J. R. Hanify & Co.. 
24 Market: W. T. Smith. President Pac 
ific Hardware 



IS seeking a 
to be used as 



market 
food. 



for 



& Steel Co.. 7th and 
Townsend; M. T. Cook. Western Union 
Telegraph Co, 2SC> Montgomery. 

FOREIGN TRADE COMMITTEE 
K. R. Kingsbury ( Cliairiiiaii). Stand- 
ard Oil Co.. 200 Bush: A. T. De Forest 
(Vice-Chairman), U. S. Steel Products 
Mohr Bros., 504 Molino Street, Los c^.. Rialto Building: Seward B. Mc- 
Angcles, Cal., is seeking a market for ^Var, Sperry Flour Co, 332 Pine: Capt. 
a large quantity of waste paper. Robert Dollar. Robert Dollar Co. 230 

Rothery Harper Co., 15 South College California: J. H. Ro^seter. W. R. Grace 
Street. Charlotte. N. C. is in the & Co.. 332 Pine: J. R Hanify. J 
market for packed tuna fish. 



R. R. Teeter. 1102^i Tacoma Avenue, 
Tacoma. Wash., is in the market for 
chili peppers, corn husks, etc. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
S B. .Mc.Ncar (Chairman), Ml Pine; 
James J. 1-agan. Montgomery and Mar- 
ket; (Jeo. C" Hoartlman. 28 .Montgomerj 
.•\ P. Giannini. .Montgomery and Clay; 
R. Volmcr. 702 Merchants Exchange 
Building; K R. Kingsbury. 2(X) Bu^h; 
Thomas .A. Graham. l-loo«l Building; f. 
R Hanify. 24 .Market; Fred S Moody, 
Kohl Building. 

IKa ^ 
INSURANCE AND FIRE 
PROTECTION COMMITTEE 
\\. I. .Scliii siiiKi r ( C liairiiiaii I. The 
Emporium; C. C. Kinney, l-'ranklin Fire 
Ins. Co., Royal Insurance Building; W. 
S. Davis, J. B. F. Davis & Son, 507 
Montgomery: Samuel Dinkelspiel, L. 
Dinkelspiel & Co., 24 Battery; A W. 
Thornton, London Assurance Corpora- 
tion, 160 Sansome; Paul M. Nippert, 
Paul M. Ni|)pert Co., Insurance Ex- 
change Building: Marvin R. Higgins. 
Zeiieriiaih Paper Co, 534 Battery; S. 
M. Haslett. Haslett Wareht)use Co., 310 
California: Josepli Magner, Scott. Mag- 
ner & Miller. 40 California: Rolla V. 
Watt. Royal Insurance Company, 201 
.Sansome; I-red S. Moody, .Moody Estate 
Co., Kohl Building; (irover Magnin, I. 
Magnin &. Co., Gcarv and Grant Ave. 

^ >^ 
AMERICANIZATION COMMITTEE 
l-rauk II. .M.lx.tt. Jr. ( (liairinan), 1-". 
H. Abbott Company. 545 Mi-sion; Joseph 
Sloss, Butler & Brittain. 55 .Main; Capt. 
Robert Dollar. Robert Dollar Co., 230 
California; R. B. Hale, Hale Bros. Inc., 
l-ifth an<l Market: B. F. .Schlesinger. 
The Emporium; J. J. Tynan, Union Iron 
Works, 260 C'alifornia; Jesse Lilenthal. 
United Railroads of S. F, 58 Sutter; 
Geo. C. Boardman, Boardman Bros. & 
Co.. 28 Montgomery; W. II. French, 
Judson Manufacturing Co., 819 Folsom; 
C. H. Brockhagcn, The Bulletin, 767 
Market. 

^ l« 
ARBITRATION 
Henry Roscnfeld. 
Sons; Geo. W. Hendry. C. J. Hendry 
Co.; Fdwar<l Brandenstein, M. J. Bran- 
denstein & Co: .Arthur Page, Page 
Brothers; William Smellie, James & 



COMMITTEE 
John Roscnfeld's 



C. E. Hume, G. W. 
Slade, S. E. Slade 



R 
Hanify & Co:. 24 Market: C. H Mc- 
Cormick. First National I'ank. Post and 
Montgomery: John Clauson, Crocker 
National Bank. Montgomery and Mar- 
ket: C. H. Bentley. California Packing 
I Corp.. 120 Market; Walter A. Haas. 
Haas Brothers, Sacramento and Davis; 
Joseph Magner, Scott. Magner & Miller. 
40 California; Edward Brandenstein, M. 
J. Brandenstein & Co. 126 Mission; 
D. Frank Webster. Pacific Commercial 
Co, 310 California: James Otis 
McAllister & Co., 310 California 
shall Dill. Dill Crossett Co . Postal Tele- 
graph Building; H. A. Koster. Calif- 
ornia Barrel Company. 22nd an<l Illinois 



Geo. W. Word, Manager East Side 
Mill and Lumber Co.. Santa Cruz. Cal . 
wishes to get in touch with tanneries 
in this city. 

Loyd Champion, Manager Niagara 
Metal Weather Strip Co.. 2.507 East First 
Street, Los Angeles, Cal., desires to 
communicate with architects and build- 
ing contractors in this city. 

Menio Junk Co , 302 Brooks Avenue, 

V^enice. Cal.. wishes to get in touch 

with San Francisco paper mills. 

ornia iianci »^u 

h,^ .\.^T'^i.ctTr.l^ f,ut.- , APPEAlT COMMITTEE . .,„. c „»n,i, . ,;,„j..s.„,..„ n,.rc.. 

Mimbres Products Co.. Dcming. New Baruch & Co.; C. R. Johnson. Union dorsement Committee for any informa- 
Mexico, are seeking a market for used. Lumber Co.: M Hall McAllister. Otis, tion relative to institutions or solici- 
irrigation pumps and engines. i McAllister & Co. stations. 



.Mcxander Brown; 
Hume Co.: S. E 
Lumber Co, 

FINANCE AND AUDITING 
COMMITTEE 

.\. I', fiiaiuiiiii (Cliainnan). Mont- 
gomery and Clay: .Adolph .Mack, Mills 
Building: A. C. Diericx. 268 Market; R. 
Volmcr, Merchants Exchange Building, 
.\tho|| McBcan. Crocker Building. 

SUP-COMMITTEE ON LOCAL 
INDUSTRIES 
Constant Mee^e (Chairman"), Mcese & 
Gottfried Co. (^(^2 Mission; VV. M. 
French. Judson Manufacturing Co.. 817 
Folsom; O, H. I'"ischer. Union Gas 
Otis. ' Engine Co.. Merchants Exchange Build- 
Mar- ing; S. E. Davis. Levi Strauss & Co. 
Pine and Battery: F. J. Fowler. Pacific 
I'"oiindrv Co., 2*X)2 Nineteenth. 



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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



The Industrial Advance of 
San Francisco 

Gantner and Mattern Plant, Model of Perfection 
EXHIBIT NUMBER FOUR 



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The Largest Knitting Mills West of the Rockies 



\S hat have been called the "tintst 
« l-.<>Ir>alr «>ffices in San Francisco" are 
those ot the Gantner & Mattern Co.. 
• •n the lower fluor of their larffc Mill 
KtiiliiinK at Mission and Tenth Strn' 

I'litil riicTitly the (ieneral and 1 
ccutivc < •fficr-' ;»ii'I \\ holi ...-ili- Dii. 
ments were ai 
a rnn^tantly ■ 

!)<ti iii scupe, all dcpart- 
the retail which remains 
>t M and Grant Ave. were brought 
r one roof. 

*'• - on the lower floor 
at a cost of $25,1100 

llv ..I.I .1 .r.. ->ll .... 



and i» spacious, com- 

liry tri the last degree. 

vork are of 

,iiul French 

touch, 'i 

very imf. -, ^ .. .. ..- ■ - .. ,.,,u: .i,. 

pro.iili to th«- ' I.arK'ist 
;• -he West" Ihi.-. !.■ 
' knitting mill of i' 
■t! t- t:nique am": 
It II 
knit . 



Knitting Mill 

;: il! is the 

,\mer- 

in that 

•4 a greater variety of 

''^ .my other mill in this 

■< of all makes are 

■>s. French, German. 

.\ii?iiiaii .iiiM iiir most impro%'cd of 

domestic manufacture. 



Tlu- mill biiildiiix is rircproui', «. las!> 
"A" building. ImiIM entirely of steel and 
concrete, ' 'it;ht on all four sides; 

runs thr<' street to street, and 

■ 'nins i_.-..^<«> .square feet of floor 

re are six stories, roof garden and 
icnt, all accessible by large, broad 
A ays, and fully equipped with both 
p.i'«>rngcr and freight elevators, and 
automatic ventilating system, and excels 
in devices and equipment for the con- 
venience and comfort <»f it*, employes. 
The roof garden contains a modern 
restaurant, sun room, rest room and a 
'argc promenade exclusively f<»r the use 
•t the operators. 

In the manufacturing, retail and 
wholesale departments over 500 persons 
are employed. 

The character of the (iantner & Mat- 
tern building and enler|)rise is fully in 
itig with the "G&.M" slogan for 
merchandise "No Finer .Made." 
" ' " as knit goods 

its impress on 

t ;.« such a degree 

that these "San Francisco made" pro- 
ductions are on sale and in great <Ir- 
mand in all the large centers of 
Fast and Middle West as well as 
the Coast. 

The highest grade of knitted under- 
wear, shirts, drawers, union suits, 
sweater coats, athletic and bathing suits. 



ji-rseys. and knitted novelties comprise 
the output of the firm. 



Milk Bottle Caps 



Has it ever occurred to you where 
the milk bottle caps come from? Per- 
haps not. yet they play an important 
part in keeping your milk •■anilary. They 
are used only once and the. demand is 
consc«|uently enormous. It may inter- 
est you to know that San I-'rancisco 
has the only plant manufacturing these 
little caps west of the Rocky Mountains. 
They are made by L. Lcvingston, 317 
Front Street. The machine in this 
plant turns out about 400,000 per day 
an<l the operation is entirely automatic 
from the entrance of the heavy paper, 
through the printing process which 
prints the label in one or two colors; 
the stamping, with or without the clip; 
and the final operation of coating the 
cap with paraflFinc. These are sold 
tbrnngh the houses dealing in dairy 
!'s and arc in use in all parts of 
■rnia. 

i liose made without tips are packed 
in tubes for use in the automatic seal- 
ing machines while the others are 
marketed in barrels or cartons. 



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The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 



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Help Which The Businessman Can Give Commercial Economy Board 

Body is endeavoring to save lost motion during war period 



NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN ALMOST EVERY TRADE 



The Commercial Economy Board of 
ilie Council of National Defense wants 
the voluntary assistance of every busi- 
ness man. This board is endeavoring to 
save lost motion in business during the 
war and in this manner to release men 
and materials for the war. Whatever 
can be done in this respect will corres- 
pondingly reduce the demands upon im- 
portant business operations. 

In practically every trade there has 
grown up non-essential services, some 
of them mere conveniences and others 
hardly that. In time of peace they may 
be permissible. In time of war they 
arc a serious waste, and should be 
stopped. 

The bakers' acceptance of returns of 
bread from retailers is such a service. 
Approximately four per cent of the 
bread sold is returned. It is estimated 
that enough to feed 200.000 people has 
been lost entirely apart from the un- 
necessary expense of handling. The 
Board's request, made after consultation 
with the bakers, has met with hearty 
acceptance by all in the trade and the 
practice will b< Lirt-clv stopped by 
July 10th. 

Retail dry gouiis and department 
stores have permitted the practice of 
returning goods to develop until today 
the return of from 15 to 20 per cent of all 
goods sold is common. Like the 
bakery returns, this privilege has sprung 
from the desire of the stores to outdo 



one another in serving the public. The 
Board has recommended that the prac- 
tice be severely curtailed. — a welcome 
suggestion to the trade. There will be 
released for more essenti:il service many 
accountants, bookkeepers, clerks, packers, 
checkers, deliverymen, and delivery 
equipment. 

The Board is now studying the re- 
tail delivery system. Suggestions will 
soon be made to avoid duplication of 
delivery service, and to reduce the 
number of deliveries made, and an effort 
will be made to bring home to store 
patrons that going home empty-handed 
keeps men from essential employment 
and that a package under the arm is 
not in these times a thing to be 
ashamed of, but rather a mark of pa- 
triotism. 

One of the costliest of the non- 
essential services so far considered by 
the Board is the offering by commercial 
concerns of an excess variety of styles. 
In some lines of business, the Board 
has been informed by men in the busi- 
ness, the styles could be reduced 25 
to 50 per cent without inconvenience 
to the customer. A conference was 
held on June 1st with the garment 
trades and later with the shoe trade. 
Joint committees in the trades are 
now at work reducing and simplifying 
the styles for 1918. 

Business men will understand the en- 
ormous savings which will be brought 



about by this work. Furthermore, they 
will appreciate the wisdom of this de- 
liberate preparation for the future in 
contrast with hasty action which might 
leave unsold many styles already made 
up. The readjustments suggested have 
been made in the other countries at 
war and sometimes they have been 
made suddenly and drastically without 
opportunity to avoid loss. 

The illustrations given above indicate 
in general what the Board of Commer- 
cial Economy is doing, which in short 
may be said to be determining the 
activities of commodity distribution 
which are unessential, and co-operating 
with business men to avoid this waste 
in time of war. In this work the Board 
wants the co-operation of every busi- 
ness man. 

In many lines of business similar 
savings may be made. In time of war 
business cannot continue to render the 
elaborate service possible in time of 
peace. In order that national energy 
may be directed first toward prosecut- 
ing the war, business activities must be 
reduced in many directions. If this is 
to be done gradually, and with due re- 
gard to supplies of materials and fin- 
ished product already on hand, business 
men must act at once. 

No time is to be lost. In every line 
of business men must consider what 
activities or services may be dispensed 
with during the war. The Board of 



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S«n Francuco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



Commercial Activities of 
City Show Increase 

Bank ClearinK> Break Kccurd For 
Six Months 

FIRST HALF OF 1917 GOOD 



Strong Effort in Washing- Business Economy as Aid 
ton to Open Mineral Lands to War Success 





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.iti<l ill- 


at I he 

! l.N th 





h ot I' 
m over • 



a* for the first six 



-.ul rev oil. t- total is for the 

and ends with 

' > end with May 

>ri ugurct are compiled 

April. 

liMK Clearings 1916 1917 

; '. v s $1,543,153,685 $2,224,882,281 
Operations 

$10,666,587 $11,322,576 
I cipts 

s $1,420.818 49 $1,532,928.94 
Ki.^. .,K^\.e Sales 

loial 6 moi $22,563,128 $18,336,024 

Exports 

lotal 5 mos . $44^72.982 $52,667,269 
Imports 

Total 4 m.s $47.(197.499 $51,351,601 

Tonnage Departures 

f> m..> 3.416.324-tons-3,710.532 

age Arrivals 



• my wants siimics- 

- nf bij5!ne*s men 

rnittees. 

so. to 

consider and act along the lines suk- 

Kented. Much loss may be avoided by 

prompt, intelligent action. 

The Board of Commercial Economy 
is in the Munsey Building. Washington. 

ir C 

STEEL COMPANY MERGER 

the Blaw Steel 

c Knox Prcs''0<l 

■ ' — c cffci- 

is now 

:npany. 

' inanu- 

trans- 

rs atid stcrl lurms for 

••"uctjon while the Knox 

■1 hearth 

.' valve* 

i.il- 

in- 

, .,.- .;ld- 

mg with Mr. Edward (.)rnilz in charge 



President Wilson Favors This 

Legislation 

» » 

RETURN OF AMBASSADOR 

FLETCHER CAUSES ANXIETY 

FOR MEXICAN SITUATION 

Special Wirr fruii) Waihingluii Krpmcii- 
tativc of thr Chantbrr 

loll, July llili Strong i-lTortit 
I l»y powerful aKeiicic!) to ob- 
Lition for opening up coal 
oil and potash lands in we»t- 
' ' iNory Lommiltec oi 
A Defence has th >r- 

..^.,. ..... M, .11. r ,. .tl. r..l .11..., 

to war ii> 
mended I- 
c taken without delay. 1 he oil con* 

;mptir<ti is rapidly overtaking visible 
1 demand for coal is rapidly 
l-'crtili/er import;* have been 
cut i>n. and natural phosphate of west 
is badly needed. President WiUon 
favors this legislation, but cannot lind 
his way clear tu advance it while food 
bill and revenue bill are pending. 

Senate is in terrible snarl on account 
of its amendment to food bill, pro- 
vidn)g for purchase of bonded whiskey 
by tjovernment. It is probable that 
the bill will be recommitted and amend- 
ment dropped. Meantime food bill is 
delayed and revenue bill may have ' 
be remodeled and new taxes insert 

Ambassador Fletcher has arrived hi;. 
from Mexico, bringing reports which 
cause grave anxiety. Carranza is bent 
upon confiscating American properties, 
such as Cananea Copper and .\lcxican 
Petroleum, both producing materials 
badly needed for war. Rigid embargo 
has been ordered along Mexican bor<ler 
and creation of cavalry regiments or- 
'ItTi'l to be expedited. German intlu- 
- liave been at work stiffening Car- 
i.ii./.i's antagonism to United States. 
American and British naval forces are 
ready to occupy ports on both coasts 
if neciss.Tr\ 



ASSISTANT SECKETAKY OF 

AGRICULTURE TO SPEAK 

AT COMMERCIAL CLUB 



San Francisco business men are 
to have an opportunity to hear at 
first-hand just what the real food 
situation in the United States is. At 
the request of the Department of 
Agriculture and the Council of 
National Defense, Carl Vrooman, 
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture 
is touring the country and will be 
in San Francisco on Wednesday. 
July 18th. when he will be the 
guest of the Chamber of Com- 
merce and the Commercial Club 
at a Joint Luncheon. From the 
standpoint of the business man 
the subject is one of the greatest 
importance. Tables will be re- 
served for members of the Cham- 
ber who are not members of the 
Commercial Club. 



$16,000,000,000 Spent Wastefully 
in U. S. Each Ytar 

AMOUNT IS ONE-FIFTH OF 
PEOPLE'S TOTAL INCOME 

By Wallace D. Simmons. Member of 
the Commercial Economy Board of 
the Council of National Defense, and 
President of the Simmons Hardware 
Company. 

"Business as usual" anti war expendi- 
tures are practically contradictory terms 
in that what we spend for the war is 
.1 most unusual expenditure and leaves 
just so much less to be spent in the 
I usual way. 

I It is estimated that the people of the 

I United Stales will have to spend for the 

nusual e<|uipment and rf<|iiiri'iiicnts of 

'the war a sum e<|ual to about one-fifth 

of their total earnings, and if that csti- 

Imate is correct, then they will have left 

, to spend in the usual way only four- 

I fifths as much as usual. In other words, 

one-fifth of the usual business must be 

sidetracked or shifted, that the unusual 

may take its place. 

' It is estimated that the people of the 
Unilerl States have a total income of 
c-:/,.».ii«.i(K)U a year, and that they 
'Ut three- fifths of that, or 
".()00. for what may be called 
wholesome living up to accustomed 
standards— expenditures which they 
could not materially reduce without se- 
rious detriment to themselves and their 
efTiciency and productiveness. 

It is estimated that of the $20.f)00- 
f**'""" "'at remain, about one-half, or 
■^ "00. per year is invested in 

p. ^ enterprises ami thereafter 

produces regular revenue and income. 
In this division, of course is included 
what is put in savings accounts and 
banks, where, because it is utilized in 
jToductive industry it pays interest. 

The remaining one-fifth. $10,(X)0,000,- 
000, we spend either wastefully or ex- 
travagently or for detriments, or, gen- 
erally speaking, for things on account 
of which we are no better ofT. or per- 
haps worse off. than we would other- 
wise be. In other words, there is about 
lone-fifth of the total of what we re- 
ceive and spend — $10.000,000.000 — that 
we could cut Of.: entirely and perhaps 
be belter off for having done so. 

Now we arc up against a necessity of 
pulling about $10,000,000,000 a year into 
this war. Thai is, of course, an cx- 
pen<liture which is thoroughly unpro- 
ductive, and from which no income or 
revenue accrues. It amounts to about 
one-fifth of our total income, and the 
whole question for us to decide is which 
one-fifth of what we have been spend- 
ing or investing are we going to put 
into this unusual expenditure for war 
purposes? 

(Continued to page 149) 



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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



14') 



Trade at a Glance by Payments on Army New Members Since 

Bradstreets Contracts to be Rushed Last Publication 



SAN FRANCISCO 
Wholesale and Jobbing lra<k -lair. 
Retail Trade — Fair. 
Manufacturing •■»"*! hulu-.trv -Active 
Collections — I'airly (ioud 

LOS ANGELES 
Wholesale and JobbinR Trade — I'air. 
Retail Trade— I'air. 
Manufacturing and Industry — Active. 
Collections — I-air. 
Labor Conditions Un><rttlc<l. 

PORTLAND 
Wholesale Trade— Fairly good 
Retail Tratle — Quiet. 
Manufacturing and Industry— .\ctive 
Collections — Gootl. 

SEATTLE 
Wholesale an«l Jobbinj: Trade — Good 
Retail Trade — Normal. 
ManufacturiuR and Industry— Active. 
Collections — flood. 

TACOMA 
Wholesale Trade (.»<„] 
Retail Trade — Improved. 
Manufacturing? and Industry — Active. 
Collections — Fair. 
Labor is well employed 

is active. 

SPOKANE 
Wholesale and Jobbinv; Trade — Conserv 

ative. 
Retail Trade — Good. 
Manufacturing and Industry — Active. 
Collections — Good. 



Both the War and the .N'avy Depart- 
ments want business men to know that, 
iiotwiihstandinK the large number of 
contracts and the amount involved, ar- 
r.iiiLiements have been nuule that those 
X lling the government be paid more 
promptly even than is 
general l)usiiu-ss. It is 
on the contracts being 
materials and supplies 
of working capital are 
is the desire of the government to assist 
in keeping these requirements at a 
minimum by making payments without 
.lelay. 

The Quartermaster General of the 
.\rmy has recently telegraphed all <lepot 
•luartermastcrs to report any delay in 
payments to contractors and the Navy 
Department intends to put the following 
on its notice to bidilers: 

"The N.AVY desires to have contrac- 
tors paid promptly for all materin's 
furnished under contract. If prompt 
payment is not received, please take up 
the matter with the Supply Officer of 



the practice in 
recognized that 
placed for war 
large amounts 
required, and it 



Americas & Orient, Manufacturers Ex- 
port Agent, 112 Market St. 

An<lerscn & Co. .\. O., Shipping F.x- 
porters and lin|>orters. 244 California 
St. 

Hl.ich. K 
Market 



aiul Curios, 214 
Property Owner, 4SS 



Novelties 
St. 

Cooncy. J. T., 
Powell St. 

Doyle, John F., Woolens. 25 Kearny St 

Fischer Si Co., F. F... Brokers and Man- 
ufacturers Agents, 112 Market St. 

Karanjia & Co., Oriental Produce and 
Silk Merchants. 311 California St. 

Muma, Gordon H.. Pacific Coast Mana- 
ger Smith Motor Truck Co, S?.*? 
Monadnock Building 

Old Missirin Portland Cement Co , 
Manufacture and Sale of Portland 
Cement. 4.12 Mills Building. 

Pf'lon Si Pelton. Mini'f-Aturers .\pent--. 
Steel Products, 454 Montgomery St. 

Simon Bros., General Merchandise, 1049 
Howard St. 



the Navy Yard to which delivery is 
Shipbuilding I niade. In case of any sjjccial delay, it 
will be appreciated if you will report 
the facts here." 

The General Munitions Board of the 
Council of National Defense, which i> 
composed in part of representatives of 

the War and Navy Departments, feels t i . tu:. «/.^r was 

that business men should understand l';*^;Sr rJi'^nm^""*" 
that communications stating facts re- $".595.(KKi.(KM) 



TRADE BALANCE IN FAVOR OF 
THE UNITED STATES 

favor of the 
European war 



The trade balance in 
United States since the 



Exports in May were 




year. 

The imports for May were valued at 
$2Sl.nn0.nm the greatest total for anv 
one month in the history of ,\merica's 
commerce. For the year ended with 
May, goods to the value of $2,600.000 000 
were imported into the United Slates. 
There's no way for us to establishing a new high record 
money from any other na- ,-hnndise entered free of duty 



Mer- 
diiring 
71 per 
twelve 



(Continued from page 148) I wastes, then we will be forced of neces- 

If we put the onc-tifth that we would sity, to take the cost of the war out of 
otherwise invest in active and produc- active industry, or out of our wholc- 
tive industry, we will, of course, cripple some living. 

ourselves and our earnings and our There is no way for us to escape this 
power to stand the unusual expense of i alternative, 
the war just at a time when we need borrow the 

every dollar possible in productive in- tion The situation leaves us al)soliitcly ,}t(. nionth of May amounted to 
dustry. Therefore, it would bring great dependent up:>n ourselves; whether the cent of the total and for the 
hardship on the people generally to ftin<ls are given over by our people i nionths' period to 69,3 per cent, 
stop the investment of this one-fifth as loans or for taxes, we, the people ^ The imports of gold in Mav wer* 

of the United States, must furnish this $52,000,000 and the exports $.5800(i/vki 
enormous fund to meet the expendi- The net imports of gold for the tw(l\. 
If we take any of the three-fifths tures which we must make to maintain i^^onths ended May were $776,000,000. 
which we spend for wholesome living, our liberty and our independence as a 
it means cutting down that living to people. 

the detriment of our physical and moral The whole question for us to decide 
well-being and the lowering of our is as to which part of the funds we 
standards generally. have been spending are wc going to put 

into the war — whether we are going to 
have the foresight and judgment and 



of our income in productive enterprises 
which give them employment. 



LINCOLN HIGHWAY SIGNS 



The only one-fifth that wo can take 
without having it prove a serious bur- 
den and injury is that one-fifth which j character to put that portion that 
we are now spending wastefully or for|can spare better than any oth< 



luxuries or detriments. 

If wc show the foresight and good 
judgment and the spirit of sflf-sacrifice of doing so to take some other nart 
to do that — if each individual so shapes that we cannot spare, and the taking 
his, or her, own course and expendi- <if which will bring a great hardship 
tures as to take that which we have upon us and all of those around us 
been spending in this way and put that 
into the war, then we can go on almost 
indefinitely without having the war hurt ! terrible 
us, financially speaking. i earlier. 



Members of the Chamber who wish 

to contribute to the State Automobile 

Association of California, which has un 

we flertaken the work of placing sign' 

orjalong the Lincoln Highway in thi- 



whether we are going to spend that {state and through Nevada to Salt I.ak< 
on ourselves and be forced as the result! City should send their check direct t 

the .\s«ociation, 1622 Van Ness .Avenn< 

AUSTRALIAN WHEAT 

.Australia has tak<n the whole wheat 



It took the people of England two 
years to reali^te this and they paid a 
price for failure to see it 
.\re we, with the benefit of 



If we blindly or stubbornly persist in their experience as our guide, going 
our expenditures for luxuries, waste or i make the same blunder and pay 
or detriments, which are worse than I same penalty? 



crop under governmental control. At 
present the country has 4,i>O0.f¥X) tons 
to 'in excess of home needs, and it will 
the I be shipped to England as soon as the 
I transport problem is solved. 



San Francisco Chambrr of Commerce Activities 



SAN FRAi^CISCO 
CHAMBER -/COMMERCE 
. ACT^VITI 



Daylight Saving Plan Placement Bureau 

as U.S. War Measure 



Kntcrrd a* •^mnH-rla** mailer 
January 7 ' . Po*i 

Office at ^ Cali- 

fornia llio'.rr inr .i. ( of 

March J. 1R70 
Suh^ Price. Fifty 

r Year 

Pu' ' • ' •• 



San Francisco 



roa WHAT voo want to kn 
CALL KEARNY 



ow 1 
112 I 



The Activities is the official orKan of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. Use 
it as such. Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Monday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 



AN AFPKECIATION OK 
PRESIDENT KOSTER 

Tlr "N'« w KrpuMlc" of N'l-W 

York, a publication apparently not 
particularly in sympathy with the 
"ii ■ ' • ', r" in an article 
ot ;>rarancc of Prcsi- 
dfi.i •'•■ '"' ' ■■' In- 

fore t' <if 

Manuf.i ; vcr- 

thrlest speaks very highly of the 

Rersonal appearance made by Mr. 
Foster. 

"Mr. Koster was easily the most 
impressive fijrurc in the conven- 
tion He dominated his audience 
by his maKnificent physical pres- 
ence, by his ftKlitinK ardor and 
his boldness in voicing fb-i'- ""> 
pressed emotions." 

Again the article says 
".\fter the convention hacl scat- 
tered, the reporters gathered about 
him as the man of all the assem- 
blage who could speak with in- 
sjM ' ' rity. • • • 

-ter received the ap- 
pl.i.. . ■,. . to one who is no mrr^ 
theorist but who speaks out oi' 
successful ).r.iclii-.il expiriinre " 



BELGIAN OFFICIAL MISSION 
Tomorrow, Friday, the members 
of the Belgian Official Mission 
will be the guests of the San 
Francisco Chamber of Commerce 
and the Commercial Club at a 
joint luncheon in the rooms of 
the Commercial Club. Fifty seats 
have been reserved for members of 
the Chamber, who are not mem- 
bers of the Commercial Club 
These seats can be reserved by 
members upon application to the 
Chamber. The cost of the lunch- 
eon is One Dollar. Phone Kearny 
112. and make your reservation at 
once. 



The daylight Mving plan has been 
adopted as a war measure by Great Brit- 
ain, France. Italy. Austria, Cirrnjany, 
ll.ll.n.l I>. ,,.n.rL Norway, .Sweden, 
I' and Iceland. The 

>• rst year of operation 

oi the plan in ail except the last two 
countries which adopted the plan this 
year. 

A Committee of the House of Com- 
ti '<• a preliminary study of the 

1 **i and in their report slated 

l!.... i.v .« suits ••■••'' '.r; "To promote 
the greater use ht for recreative 

purposes. To <• use of houses 

lii'cDsed for the sale of intoxicating Ii- 
<|uors. To facilitate the training of tli< 
territorial forces. To benefit the phy- 
^in^x*' general health and welfare of all 
I la>srs of the community. T<» reduce the 
iinhistrial. commercial and domestic ex- 
piiuliturc on artificial light". 

Ill KiiKland the saving in the use of 
artituial light since the plan has been in 
ctTi-ot is estimated for the summer 
months alone as $2,500,000. 

A. The food problem 1. This coun- 
try is fating a very serious food problem 
the solution of which, in part at least, lies 
in increased, intensive cultivation of the 
soil. .'Ml agricultural operations must 
cease at sunset. 

2 The Daylight Saving Plan offers 
• •pportunity to over 20,000.000 workers 
cngageil in trade, transportation and 
other pursuits outside the field of agri- 
iiilture, for an extra hour of daylight 
after their workday is over, for work on 
the land. Professor Y. N. Carver. Har- 
vard University, and former Chief of 
Organization Service of the United 
Slates Government says: 

"It would be a great help to the 
movement for the increase of the pro- 
duction of food if working men had 
an extra hour of daylight in the even- 
ing for work in their gardens. ,'\n 
hour's work a day in a garden, if wisely 
directed, will produce an amazing 
amount of food. 

I believe this to be of the utmost 
importance. Unless something unfore- 
seen happens, the world is going to 
experience the greatest food shortage 
within the next year that it has known 
since the Napoleonic Wars. The 

chances are that there will be many 
' iinury people in our large cities before 
1 ■•her winter is over, not because 
there is not enough work for them to 
do. not because money wages will not 
he high, but because food will be hard 
to get at any price. Anything which 
will enable working men to produce a 
part of their own food is, therefore, 
of the utmost importance." ' 

3. The National Emergency food Gar- 
den Commission is ins()iriiig .nnd aiding 
the planting of 1.000,000 food gardens 
in cities, towns .ind villages. The pro- 
"liut of t' 'ens will supply food 

^•ihied a* 00. (See .American 

i ..re'trv. >, ., .17) Daylight Saving 
■•»i!! vivr IrcMiciKlotis iitn>rtus to this 
ni..vrment thrrnigh the adflitional day- 
iight hour it offers workers and others. 
(Continued to page \?l^^ 



PLACKMKNT BUKKAU 
ACTIVITIES FROM JANUARY 

TO JULY 1. 1917 
.\pplicanl\ adverli»(-d for . 405 
Positions open advertised 37 

Other applicants listed, not 

advertised „ 185 

Positions filled „ 195 

Inquiries received re ap- 
plicants 751 

Average number people calling 

daily 35 

.•\verage number telephone 

calls „ 40 

.\verage number applicants 
placefl, about 40% 



396. .'\ccouiitant and ^.jciural office 
man with cxtcutive ability and rxporl 
experience desires to connect with a 
San Francisco concern. Speaks and 
writes Spanish fluently. Local refer- 
ences. 

397. .\nuTican citizen, 41 years of 
age, wishes position as accountant or 
sales manager. Has had a number of 
years experience in these lines and can 
furnish best references. Willing to start 
on a moderate salary. 

398. Man, 35 years of age, until re- 
cently chief clerk of one of the largest 
purchasing offices of the war department 
at Washington, desires a suitable posi- 
tion. Has had ten years government 
experience and excellent record. Good 
accountant: broad experience in office 
organization and management, including ^ 
slii|)ping and warehouse work: is a goo<l 
stenographer, speaks Fnglish, German 

and French. F.xcellent references. 

399. Civil Kngineer, age 31, technical 
graduate, wishes a position. Has had 
experience in street, sewer and concrete 
construction, surveying and mapping. 
City references furnished. 

400. Young college man with ability 
and business experience in .San I'Vancisco 
an<l vicinity is desirous of becoming 
connected with reliable firm offering 
advancement. Nominal salary to start. 
References and bond. 

401. Prospectus writing, investigations 
and reports, and general publicity by 
modern methods arc offered by a man 
who has had many years of newspaper 
and secretarial experience in San Fran- 
cisco along business lines. 

402. Business man wishes to go east 
in interest of local business man or firm. 
Will furnish references as to chararter 
and ability to anyone who can make 
use of his services. 

403. A man having a college educa- 
tion and experience in selling and min- 
ing industry wishes a position, prefer- 
ably as mining supcrin^en<lent. Willing 
to furnish references and start on a 
moderate salary. 

404. Efficient office man of seventeen 
years experience who is also an expert 
accountant and capable of taking full 
charge wishes a position. 35 years old. 
can furnish best of references. £ 

405. Single man. 33 years of age ^ 
wants opportunity of learning export 
business .Salary of no importance. Has 
had merchandise experience and has 
also been identified with one of the 
best selling organizations in the country. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



151 



Qiaritics Endorsement 
oCommitteeo 



The Annual Reports of organiz- 
ations endorsed by this Committee 
are now being received. 

After the Reports have been 
examined and approved by this 
Committee, a new endorsement 
will be issued to July 1, 1918. 

Members are requested to use 
the present list until the new list 
can be printed, which will be done 
at the earliest possible moment. 

406. .\n ililcrly iium. will kimwn in 
San I'raiicisco husiiuss circles wishes 
a position. Is competent to till posi- 
tion as manager, bookkeeper or buyer. 
Has also had considerable experience as 
salesman. Owns home in San Fran- 
cisco and is hiyhly recommended. 

W-407. Wonian who is an expert 
bookkeeper, also stenographer, has con- 
siderable local experience, wishes posi- 
tion of responsibility. Willing to .start 
on a salary of $100 per month. Can 
furnish cxcelUnt references. 

POSITIONS 
A.408. Wanted— .\n 
port man by a well-established 
Francisco firm; one familiar with 
ncsc and Japanese products, such as 
vegetable oils, jieanuts, rice, beans and 
kindred lines. 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 



If you are interctted write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commerce giving number. 



Marine Department 



"!®r 



OPEN 
experienced 



im- 
San 
Chi- 



1579. Shangliai (China) commission 
agent, would like to communicate with 
exporters of California canned fruits, 
dried and fresh fruits, butter, etc., who 
might desire representation in China. 

1580. Liverpool (Nova Scotia) firm 
would like to communicate with export- 
ers of lumber, Oregon I'ine or Douglas 
Fir, suitable ft>r ship construction. 

1581. San l"ranci>co (Cal ) organiza 
tion, on behalf of clients, would like to 
communicate with exporters of coffee, 
rice, peas and beans. 

1582. London (Kngland) party would 
like to communicate with manufacturers 
of steel bars, plates, sheets, angles, 
barbed wire, wire, wire nails and other 
wire products. 

1583. Stockholm (Sweden) party, 
would like to communicate with ex- 
porters of dried fruits, particularly dried 
apples, who might wish representation 
in Sweden. References. 

1584. Noumea (New Caledonia) firm 
would like to communicate with exi)ort- 
ers of California wines — white and red. 



A-409. The Philadelphia Commercial 
Museum want a reliable party to solicit References. ., r- i \ 
subscriptions for the weekly bulletin 1585. (niayaquil (Ecuador) commis 
which they publish, giving foreign trade sinn agent, would like to communicate 
opportunities and other valuable matter «ith exporters of canned fruits, rice, 
relating to foreign commerce. A good general provisions, nuts, oils etc., cloth- 
commission is allowed on subscriptions ing and paper; who might desire repre- 
obtained and this work could be done senation in Guayaquil 



in conjunction with other work. Fur- 
ther particulars can be obtained from 
the San F'rancisco Chamber of Com- 
merce. 

A-410. An opportunity for an execu- 
tive of ability to buy at a sacrifice, 
the stock and working interest in a 
California corporation of retiring secre- 
tary. $1,000 to $2,0(X) spot cash re- 
quired. Gentleman with wholesale ma- 
chinery or hardware experience pre- 
ferred, but ability is fir>-t essential. 

EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM 
MEETING 
The regular meeting of the Society 
for Study of Employment Problems will 
be held tonight in the Breakfast Room 
of the San Francisco Commercial Club. 
Mr. Max Watson, the vocational expert 
of the State Civil Service Commission, 
will make a trip from Sacramento and 
will be the principal speaker of the 
evening. IF YOU C.\NNOT .XTTFND, 
BE REPRESENTED. 



Would like cor- 
respondence in Spanish, also cata- 
logues, price lists, etc. 

1586. Odessa (Russia) commission 
agent would like to communirate with 
.Xmcrican manufacturers who might de- 
sire rcprosintation in Russia. 

1587. Marseilles (France) commission 
firm, would like to communicate with 
exporters of lard and salt provisions, 
California dried and canned fruits, can- 
ned fish, condensed or sterilized milk, 
cleansing products, blacking, etc.. chemi- 
cal products for bleaching, sulphur, 
colors and varnish, who might desire 
representation in France, or Paris only. 
Have excellent facilities f'r prompt de- 
livery and reshipment. 



OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPORTERS 



Philippine sugar to the amount of 
75,040 bags, was brought in last week 
by the Japanese Steamer Suki .Maru 
Vessel was consigned to the Robert 
Dollar Co. who will load lu-r outw.ird 
for Oriental ports. 

Coast lumber rates are at present in a 
very strong condition as shown by the 
fixture of two small steamers last week. 
The Prentiss was taken at $5.00 per 
thousand to load at .Mbion for San 
Pedro discharge, while the South Coast 
receives $^).0U from l^ureka for San 
Francisco Hay discharge. 

The Ship .Northern Light arrived here 
last week with a cargo of 3,381 tons of 
coal loaded at Nanaim«>. H. C, for the 
Western Fuel Co. This ve>«sel ha«l been ly- 
ing idle at a Pacific Coast iK)rt since 
1914, and was taken by our Governmeni 
uixiii declaration of war, and chartereil 
out. 

The total receipts of coal at this port 
for the six months en<ling June, from 
all sources were 228.445 tons. For the 
corresponding j)eriod of 1916 189.705 
tons arrived. The bunkering of steam- 
ers which has grown to large propor- 
tions the past year, accounts for the 
increased importations. 

The Barge E. H. Sutton which has 
been in service on the .\tlantic for the 
past fifteen years, will be re-rigged as 
a ship and put in the off-shore trade 
once again, in which she was famous 
a couple of decades ago. The Sutton 
made many smart voyages between New 
York and San l-'rancisco in the oil 
Sutton & Beebe Clipper Line. 

The Union Iron Works is preparing for 
the construction of thirty steel steamers 
of 12.000 tons gross ior the United 
States Shipping Hoard. They will be built 
at the .\Iamecia plant of the company 
and will be completed in eighteen 
months. 

Her hold filled to capacity with Phil- 
ippine Island i)ro<lucts the Grace liner 
Colusa, arrived here this week. One 
shipment of 5,0()0 bales of Manila hemp 
was consigned to a local cordage manu- 
f.icturiiig plant. 

.\ii unusiial importation at this port, 
came per the Oceanic Steamship Co.'s 
V^cntura, arriving here last week. It 
consisted of 2,429 sacks of .Australian 
maize, loaded at Sydney, and was con- 
signetl to the .Mbcrs Bros. Milling Co 
of San Francisco. Among other food- 
stuffs brought forward on the same ves- 
sel for local merchants, was 5,598 case- 
of frozen egg pulp, and 1,352 sacks ot 
grey peas. 

els of the 



.Maiiv exporters are an.xinus t<. get in .Another of the new vess 

touch with foreign reliable importers Standard Oil Co. which will shortly 

The Philadelphia Commercial Museum leave San Francisco on her maiden voy 

has been issuing a weekly bulletin for age is the Motor Ship La Merced, com 

I* I* some years which contains many oppor- manded by Capt. J. C. Dart. 

CHANCE FOR ORIENTAL TRADE tunities from all parts of the world. A Materials for the vessels to be built by 

I'.xp.rienrr.l business man. cmv.rs.iiit nominal subscription of $5.00 per annum the Kolph Shipbuilding (To. at Lureka. is 

with most anv line, is going to the has been made and each subscriber is being brought from Columbia River in 

Orient (Japan and China) with a view registered and his name, address and line liarges which arc towed down. I he 

to representing American firms. Would .f business furnished the various foreign Chas B. Kenney arrived at the plant 

like to get in touch with manufacturers correspondents. It appears to be an ex July 4th and the Isaac Reed which 

of machinery and general merchandise, ccllcnt means of getting in touch with discharged its heavy timbers, left 

etc. .Mso would like to act as buying foreign buyers and the Museum is well same day in tow of Tug 

agent. Can give excellent references, and favorably known throughout the return cargo. 

To be rciched through Foreign Trade world. Copies of the bulletin can be like number 

Department of the Chamber. seen at the Foreign Trade Department constructed for 



had 
the 
of Tug Oneonta for 
Three steamers ami a 
of barkcntines arc to b. 
owner's account. 



IW 



S«n Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activitie* 



Transportation 
Deoartment 



Contracts Let for New 
Army Cantonments 



Awardi Will Amount to Appfox- 
8ACRAMKNTO VALl.KY KATES imatrly $3.5(K).000 Hach 

.11 Kr«n- •» »n 

^' "" WORK TO START AT ONCE 



(he 



II of The contract* for the nixircn canton- 



Amon^ the Momberr 



' ■• t-.r.nrfl of ninr .tirrrtor* of the * 

<in|)o*ccl 

: t. Capt 

I K |).<iM.K. I J I'riiiKk. I. S 

shrrman, Capi Friif ni%en. ('apt Kinar 

llillr of ncrRcn. '^ " *VMk 

tntt and C \' I ■ m 

.f ihc Pajara Val of 

WaKonvillc. 

T)lr t (illlli.ili\ is .1 lllillliMl ildllar I'or- 



Sunset Gulf Rates. unr 



o Ulli .Ollotltll 

• «<) each and 

^ oi the contractor* 

led in co^la hut must 

iiir III The com- 

in ihi- about srvrn 



rat< 

In • 

to 
in- 

lore 

iHcd 

red 

— re- 

.i<kt than 

CALIFORNIA FIFTKEN PER CENT 
CASE DISMISSED 
The carrier* have withdrawn their 
rail ui>ii1i> .iti. ■ii'. uith till- i'\irt>ii>>n of 
the San 

Fra - s in 

the rAti* uit ilic ri«< ty Iinr<> 

flearings on the»e a; ~ will be 

rrmmed on the ihirtren:!: u: :hi« month 

Bills of Lading 
' I.eaKue. 

of V , a mem- 

ber. ii.4fe i»»ur>l a iirctil.ir urKuiK upon 
•hip|>rf« the nrrf««ity of fiirni^hinR 

.: liikel-i 
J lie trou- 



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ror ihe pur- 
cfTiciency in 

he point* hrouffht out by 
I r.-it;iie * circular as bcinft respons- 
for numerous error* that occur 
arc 

I. Illrgibiliiy 2 Poor carbons. 3. 

'"^!'i!i!>iiik' 1>i!I» f-> riof at»rrr willi tin- 



■ ry to the Bovrrnment these con- 
•- nrc. 

.\ - . Fred T. I.cy & Co.. Inc.. 

Spr; 'ta«s 

A ike. \Va*h.. Hurley Mason 

& « a. Wash. 

\\ i ..;iiisi.,rt n, \ J. Irwin I.cighton. 
I26 N. lith St.. Phila. Pa. 

.Ntlanta. Ga., .\rthur Tufts. Atlanta. 
Ga 

Columbia. S. C. Hardaway Construe- 
timi (°<i . ('i>lnm)>us, Ga. 

Ihilliv "the. Ohio. A. Bentley A Sons 
Co.. Toledo. Ohio. 

Little Rock. .Ark , James Stewart *c 
Co 

Louisville. Ky., Mason & llanKar, 
Richmond. Ky. 

Battle Creek. Mich . Porter Bros.. 
Detroit. Mich. 

Fort Sam Houston. Texas, Stone & 
Webster. Boston. Mass 

Fort Rilev. Kan., Geo. A. Fuller Co., 
New York.'N Y. 

Pes Moines. Iowa. Chas. Wcitz's 
Sons. Des Moines. Iowa 

Rockford. Ill, Bates & RoRcrs. Chic- 
.IRO. III. 

V.ii.liank. L. I.. Thompson-Starrctt 
. York. N. Y. 

•lis Junction. Md., Smith, 
.S: Mac Isaacs, N'ew York. N Y. 
'iirR, Va.. Rhinehart & Dennis 
L". Lharlottesville. Va 

On account of the nature of the 
work every effort was made to select 
the most experienced contractors 
Wherever there were such contractors 
near the work to be done, they were 
selected. 

This work is under the Reneral charge 
of Colonel I. \V. I.ittell. whose office 
\<iams Building, 133.^ F. Street. 
.;..n. I). C. 



qur 



Uk€«] witl) the bUiiks uot 
' rach other 4. Shipper* 
ir name a* < 
vn on bill • 



NEW TARIFF RATE 

.Northern Pacific Stcaniship 
\ and San Francisco & Portland 

i; '•ii.inivnip (\i . Operating ' * 
do Francisco and Portland. I 



• »t ftltoMing cla»»ihcation rate* to 
fuIL affected. 



•ce if their 



tes 
.<ite these 
interests are 



' uli 
loriHit C'o.tkt Hit)) its lirail tilTiir* in 
the Insurance Exchange Building. 

The Paul Cli>p*t(Kk Company. Im- 
porter* an<l Exporter* have just opened 
office<t in the Insurance Exchange 
BuildiuK. S. .\. Mcl.ran is manager. 

\\ '" .". " ' • irl, a new grain 

rirni in the Merchants 

r.xi li.ii' k'"' I'liiiiiiiiK 

Martinez Gallardo Salvador, hat op- 
ened an import and export commission 
office at .VI3 Market Street 

The Phoenix Sidewalk Light Com- 
pany ha* moved into their new factory 
building at 317 Harriet Street 

The Trenton Potteries Company hat 
opened a wholesale department at 55 
Bluxome Street. 

The Monogram Oil Company ha* 
moved to 798 Minnesota .Street. 

The Stone Cigar Manufacturing Com- 
pany ha* recently moved to 113 Front 
Street. ^ 

The Milwaukee Lace Paper Cotipany ^ 
has opened an office in the Phelan 
Building with Stanley S. Smith as re- 
presentative. 

The Mandowol Company ha* been 
formed for the manufacture of oil colors 
for photographs, and is located at 5550 
California Street. 

The Sullivan Machinery Company ha* 
moved to the Hobart Building. 

A new building to cost over $l(¥).f¥)n 
is to be erected back of the F.mpnriuni 
for the Hulse-Bradford Company 

A new wholesale furrier shop ha* 
opened at 742 Market Street J. 1. 
Powell is the proprietor 

The new building being erected in the 
rear of the Mills Building is to house 
the various departments of the .Netna 
Insurance Company. 

Peter Bressman. hat manufacturer, ha* 
moved to 7R3 Mission Street 

The E. Clemens Ilor^t Company, is to 
move from their present location, 150 
Pine Street, to the new building being 
erected on Pine Street, near Sansome. 

The Doane Motor Co,. 425 Fourth St. 
manufacturers of the only low-bodied 
motor truck, because of increasing busi- 
ness is to put up a new building at 
Third and Perry .Sts. 

The Van I-aak Mfg. Co, makers of 
broom* and brushes at 3281 Harrison 
St.. are enlarging tlnir factory. £' 

im im \ 

NEW DIRECTOR 
Mr. Morgan A Gunst has been 
elected a director of the Chamber to 
fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- 
Ition of Mr. Frank 1. Turner. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activilie* 



153 



Business for You 



July 15. iyi7. 130 p. in. I>iils will 
l)c receive*! by the Depot Quarter- 
master's Department at l-'ort Mason 
for both onions and potatm-s Speci- 
ticatiuns are on file at the Chamber. 

The R S Hacon Veneer Co., 211 
Vorth Ann Street. Chicago. III., are In 
the njarket for retlwoutl hurl. 

Th«.> .Muchlcisen. _\»70 State Street. 
San Dii-k'o. Cal . is in the market to 
Illy poultry supplies. 

Ilunh T. liNher. Central National 
Hank lUiildint;. Tupeka, Kan., is seeking 
I market tor a fluerspar deposit in 
1 olorado. This ore is suitable for 
making steel. 

C W. U atson. 733 P. K. Building. 
I.os .^nKeles, Cal . wishes to get in 
t<>uch with rice mills in this state. 

Chas. A Rowley, (iila Hcml, .\riz . is 
seeking a market for several carloads 
>i' honey. 

K. Hergland. Marshfield, C^re.. is 
-eeking a market for white cedar (Port 
• >rfiirdl telephone ami telegraph poles. 

Itoddington- Howie Chemical Co, 655 
North Hroadway. I.os Angeles. Cal.. 
desires to get in touch with wholesale 
>lealer> in cream of tartar, tartaric acid, 
irrowroot. rice tlour. corn starch, casein 
.ind bicarbonate of soda. 

C. K. Masuya, Box 614, Calexico, Cal . 
In in the market to dispose of 10 or 12 
carloads of watermelons (Chilean) , 

McCullough Lumber Co., 112 Market 
Street. San Francisco, desires to get in 
I oiiuiiunication with prospective buyers 

of Ini.its 

GOOD CLOTHES IN JAPAN 
Ketween four and six million people 
in Japan are wearing Occidental cloth- 
ing, and the situation is big enough to 
have led the bureau of foreign and 
■ Stic commerce to have issued a 
rt on the subject. "Wearing Ap- 
i'aicl in Japan," a publication which 
may be secured for fifteen cents. Japan 
cannot hold this trade by itself. Before 
the war England and Germany sold 
large quantities of ready-made clothing 
to the Japanese at high prices. The 
well dressed men of Japan demand im- 
ported clothes. Even the best native 
tailors have their cutting done by 
Knglish an«l .American tailors. 

( Contituied frurn |)aj;e 15(1) 

B. Conservation of Coal and Other 
Material Resources. 1 There is no 
ioiilit liiit what this country will achieve 
the savings that the European nations 
have experienced. 

(t> K-.t.,rf L. Brunet of the Rhode 
III ' ittee of Public Safety es- 

' i'<'' t .it Providence will save 
-■' "11) yearly in lighting and fuel and 
country would save $40,000,000 an- 
nually. 

ih) The Special Committee of the 

l"'-tiin Chamber of Commerce esti- 

■' » that the country would save 

< (. .■■MNN) annually in the use of arti- 

; (on basis of plan for opera- 

c year). 

«c> Cleveland .saved $200,000 during 

the first six months operation of the 

plan. 



President Koster Urges 
Uniform Accounting 

Economy Must be Secured Without 
Efficiency Loss 



I The following letter haa been scut to 
'.Mayor Kolph and the Board of Supcr- 
M.>ors by I'resident Koster; 

"By reason ol the entry of this country 
into the great war, and by reason ul 
the serious obligations which have been 
assumed by us as a nation with regard 
to this war, not only is it necessary tor 
us tu husband all our resources, but to 
practice rigid economy, and economy 
on the part of state and city govern- 
ments IS as essential as on the part 
kjI individuals, and is necessary particu- 
larly on the part ol city governments, 
in order to relieve the burdens upon the 
individual citizens, which they must 
bear. 

■ True economy, how ever, is not ob- 
tained at the loss of efficiency. In 
order to practice proper economy there- 
tore, it is ol the utmost importance that 
an intelligent, systematic investigation 
be made of all sources of revenue and 
all objects ol expenditure. 

"An ordinance recently introduced in- 
to the Board of Supervisors, providing 
lor a uniform classilication ot objects 
ol expenditure has been vetoed by tlie 
mayor, and the supervisors in the face 
of that veto have allowed the ordi- 
nance to tail of passage. An appropria- 
tion in the recent budget ordinance ol 
$2U,U(XI for accounting expenses has, by 
the major's veto been reduced to $5,0U0 
and that veto has been accepted by the 
Board of Supervisors. Vet, the import- 
ance in connection with this paramount 
issue of economy of having a unitorin 
system of accounts in the city govern- 
nutit, and having a unitorin classilica- 
tion of objects of expenditure is too 
obvious to need the support of argu- 
ment, and the necessity for these uni- 
form systems, as we have been advised 
is recognized by the Mayor and by the 
Board of Supervisors. 

".\s we understand the action of the 
Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, 
with relation to the budget appropriation 
for accounting expenses, and with rela- 
tion to the ordinance providing a uni- 
form classification of objects of ex- 
penditure, that action did not indicate 
a hostility to such uniform systems, but 
was predicated upon the desire to have 
such systems installed by the State 
Board of Control, rather than by a 
private firm of public accountants. 

"We. therefore, request of the Mayor 
and the Board of Supervisors that ap- 
propriate action be now taken to secure 
for the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, the services of the State Board 
of Control, to install in the City gov- 
ernment a uniform system of accounts, 
and to provide for a uniform classitica- 
ti(»ii of objects of expenditure. These 
uniform systems should be obtained at 
the earliest practicable date as upon 
them must rest all efTorts at that rigid 
economy which is necessary, yet which 
must be secured without loss of ef- 
ficiency." 



Law and Order Work 

Finds Widespread 

Approval 

Winnipeg Builders Exchange Wants 
Information as to Methods 

Used in San Francisco 

■ ■ 

HUNDREDS OF LETTERS FLOOD 
COMMITTEF OFFERING CON- 
GRATULATIONS FOR WORK 
ACCOMPLISHED 

f . ■ ^ 

Interest in the work nt ilie Law and 
Order Committee of the Chamber of 
Commerce, evidenced by huinlrecls of 
letters received from various points in 
this country following the circulariza- 
tion of the Law and Order Book has 
stretched across the boundary into 
Canada, .\mong other letters received 
regarding the book and the work of 
the Committee during the past week 
was one from Mr J >hn S ILmper. 
.Secretary Winnepeg Builders l"!xchange, 
W iniiepeg. Manitoba, in which .Mr. 
llo<)per says: "We take the liberty of 
■iskiiig fur a few copies of your book 
re(.;arding Law and Order in San Fran- 
cisco. We understand this was a big 
undertaking but came out successful. 
We are having trouble now in our 
midst, but intend to fight it to a finish. 
We would be pleased to get wiiat in- 
formation wc can regariling this under- 
taking, and the way you went about it. 
.\ny assistance you can give us will cer- 
tainly be appreciated." 

From a Sir A. B. .Stainm, I-lditor of 
the "Pacific Laundryman." Seattle, 
Washington, the following letter was 
received: "I would appreciate receiving 
a copy of the booklet your organization 
issued on the 'open shop' question when 
the million dollar campaign was inaug- 
urated. In f)ur July issue we will fea- 
ture an article on the 'open shop', and 
for that reason I would be glad to hear 
from you as soon as possible." 

A most interesting letter was received 
from the President of a Wisconsin Paper 
Co. which in part is as follows: "I have 
in. mind the location of manufacturing 
interests at points in the great West, 
and have on my tabic now letters from 
men suggesting San Francisco rather 
than other |)oints I Iia<l in mind, bui 
up to the receipt of your most inspiring 
publication I had crossed the name of 
San Francisco oflF from the available 
possibilities. In days to come I shall 
rejoice in counting San Francisco a 
city where liberty, justice, progress an J 
prosperity i|ualify in the liigliest de- 
grc-f " 

O. H. FISCHER ELECTED 
PRESIDENT 
(^. 11. I'ischer, piisidiiit of the Union 
Gas Engine Comj)aiiy of San I-'rancisco 
has just returned from attendance at 
the National fias Engine .\ssociation 
Convention in Chicago. Mr. Fischer 
was elected president of the .Associa- 
tion and is the first western man to 
hold this honor. Mr. Fischer also at- 
tended a conference in Washington. 
D. C, at which a large number of air 
1 plane engine experts were present. 



The Industrial Advance of 




Modern Steel Plants Are Nearing Completion 



EXHIBITS NUMBERS FIVE AND SIX 



Jewell Steel and Malleable Ca.l Company. June 19. 1917 




N«w Plant of Edw. Soule Co., Division St. and Potrero Ave. 



Both Firms Located Here By the Chamber 



Ten years of coniracliiiK. manufactur- 
and tn.irl < tiiii/ activity in '>-ii! 



inir 

Franc iMTo's 

vinrrii Mr 



territory ha«« 
ulc of the 1 ' 
offices in R' 
iK. of two tli; . 
!- the be»t place ifi 
i;n an industry and -it 
place in which to con- 

1 of hu*inc*» throiit;!) 
;orcinK stccI and wire. 



Abstract of Census of 
Manufactures 



which ' 

is a pfo iiai>i< 

duct a business 

The 
the Ml' 
wire faliri. 
so Rreat as ' 

to move from i:> 'IM « .in ni>ii«ir an'l 

factory at 7th ami South Streets 'o a 
newer and larger home. 

In choosing a location suitable to 
their field of -i they hav< 

selected primart' rancisco, set- 

ondarily. the halt i«;.m k ot land on the 
south side of Division Street between 

Pp..„. - \ -„ I Hampshire S'- • 

Et ■ > site, which 

prt ,.,„.< {f' •! -. 

wi- V days of < 

bur hown in the 

picture, in which they 
slock and eni[>I v af><>.!t - 
do all cutti 
of metal n: 
of construction. 



WashinRton. D C. July .^. 1017— The 
Abstract of the Census of Manufactures 
has just been issued bjr the Bureau of 
the Census. This imjuiry relates t<> the 
ndar year 1914. The Abstract pre- 
;«. in convenient form, with an 
alithabetical index, all the information 
jthat will be needed by the great major- 
jity of persons who have use for the 
'manufactures statistics. It gives, for 
''' , arate manufacturing industries. 
^ relating to number, ^izc. and 
. iiarai (cr of ownership of esta' ' ' 
iments, and slates in which lo< 
• - prielors. officials, salaried r-- 
. wage earners, classified . 

Hex and, in the case of wage ^>:<. 

>rding to whether 16 years of age or 

r. or under that age: salaries and 

CCS paid; power used; fuel consumed: 

of materials: value of products; 

s of principal products; and 

other items. Copies for your 

imspeciion are on file at the Chamber. 



The picture above shows the construc- 
tion work on the new plant of the Jewell 
Steel & Malleable Company of California, 
located at 25th Street and Potrero Ave., 
and illustrates the rapid progress being 
made since ground was broken about 
May 15th. This plant is the only Malle- 
able Iron Works in San Francisco. Its 
success is assured and already business 
has been secured from British Columbia 
tf> Mexico and as far cast as Denver. 
The plant is located on property of ap- 
proximately 77,0IX) s(|uarc feet in area. 
The buildings occupy 14,000 square feet. 
The Company exj>ects to commence oper- 
ations this month, with an output of 100 
tons per month It has been found nec- 
essary, before commencing operations, to 
plan an immediate enlargement of the 
plant so that the above output can be in- 
creased 509^. 

I« l« 

A "FOOL PROOF" NUT 

• ' "I the newest of San Franci'-'-"'- 
:uring firms is the Wr- 
iiid Lock Nut Company, w i 
tactory is located at Tenth and Fols<ini 
Streets. cnKagciJ in the manufacture of 
a lock nut which "freezes" to the bolt 
and does not jam. 

This nut. for which no washer is 
needed, can be locked at any point on 
the bolt to accommodate oscillating or 
pulsating movements. 




(fSi 



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 






fc.f'PATED JU\>.y' 




Vol. 4 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
EVERY Till l.'^I»^^ — JULY lOxii. 1017 



^o. 29 



ARMY OF CIVILIAN PATRIOTS NECESSARY TO WIN WAR 



San Francisco Businessmen Urged To Forego Excessive Profits 
STRUGGLE MEANS INDUSTRIAL REBIRTH 




By Carl Vrooman 
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. 

EVER before have the busi- 
ness men of a nation 
shown such patriotism as 
they have shown in the 
United States during the 
past three nujnths. In- 
stead of reKar«linK the war 
as an opportunity to extort ilK-Kitimatc 
war protils from a dazed and distractccl 
Government many of them have i)ffere<l 
not only their services but their enor- 
mous business organizations and prop- 
erties to the Government, on any condi- 
tions it might see fit to impose. This 
is a splendid and thrilling manifesta- 
tion of the real American spirit. 

Those of us to whom the gods have 
not vouchsafed the distinction of serv- 
ice in the trenches, evidently will find 
■ 1 : at home to show conr.ii;<. 

M and patriotic devotion 

• ^ . -I'lr by side with those I"cd( ral 
t'l \a\^ who have drawn down upon 
:!n.!:i-clves venomous abuse for h.i\inK 
dared to insist on keeping this war 
free from any taint of graft, extortion, 
or other forms of illegitimate war 
profits. 

If this war is to be won, we shall 



have to put several armies in the lield. 
The Army of "Sanunies"' in the 
trenches, making of their breasts a 
rampart for free government and free 
men; the army of food producers in 
the furrows and the women's army of 
food conscrvers. 

If an army of civilian p.itriois be 
not organizerl to stand behind the Presi- 
dent and tight this great tight for busi- 
ness honor, while our boys in khaki arc 
gaining for themselves and for their 
country and imperishable renown, light- 
ing and dying triumphantly in the tren- 
ches, that country will be disgraced at 
home by a despicable scramble for ille- 
gitimate war profits on steel and coal, 
on munitions antl food. Men of .\mer- 
ical This degradation must not come. 
Ten millions of the flower of .-Xmerican 
manhood by the selective <Iraft have 
had their names written on tlie nation's 
immortal roll of honor. The nation 
calls today for an equal number of 
volunteers to fight in the business 
world, and at the ballot box, to make 
the conduct of this war as clean and 
patriotic, as heroic and self-sacriBcing 
at home as it is in the trenches of 
France and Flanders. 

Any man who is actuated by a lower 
motive than this is not a red-blooded, 
loyal, hundred per cent .American Any 



man who allows personal interest, am- 
bition, or partisan prejudice, to keep 
him from participating in this militant 
civic crusade for national decency and 
self-respect, is unworthy to live under 
the flag that floated over Washington 
and the heroes of the Revolution, and 
that today floats over those boys of 
our own flesh and blood whose lives 
are dearer to us than anything save 
only freedom and honor, but who today 
arc preparing to die unflinchingly that 
a free America may live. 

Every day we hear men regret that 
they are too old to enlist. There is no 
man too old to enlist in tliis home 
guard of our national honor. There is 
no man t<io old to make his sacrifice 
at the shop, the bank, the farm, the 
ballot-box, a sacri'uc of greed and 
partisanship, a sacritue of the oppor- 
tunity to extort illegitiniale war profits 
from country or from fellow country- 
men. 

This war is going to mean to our 
nation a rebirth. .-Xll business and in- 
dustry is going to be raised to a higher 
"•landard. l-'very patriot who partici- 
p.ites in this great work of social and 
I'olitical reconstruction is a civic soldier 
of democracy. Every citizen who fails 
to participate in this patriotic move- 
ment is a slacker. 



I5h 



h~-t2r of Commerce Activitios 



San Francisco to be Pacific 
Coast Point for Cables 

Cantonment Contract* to be 
Awarded at Once 

PACIFIC COAST SHIPYARDS 

TO BE RUSHED TO 

CAPACITY 



Cable Censorship Regulations Which Are 
Effective July 26, 1917 



The Following List Supersedes Previous Instructions 



lalivr 



NN 



\^a•hlngton Krprvtcn- 
ihr t'KafntxT 



1/th 
tiding l>' 



iiut It 1^ 

ii cincfRcncy 

ouiKil ut National Dc- 

■, to let contracts for Na- 



1 LANGUAGK. CablcKramt 
I iitr.il and South America to the \V. 
.'i< s, and to points reached by 

"i-n in plain 



Ml. 



to I Will hr panned when censor is !»atisfied 
•rd or when a single 
s into two or more 
' :■> the Censor. 



I) K L A Y S. 
arc accepted at 
be stnpprd, ile- 
dcalt witli at 



Uuard 
Vista. 



Palo 
will 



Alto ;i 
give pr 



tracts 

I,.... Ml 



niutofs. ■ 
great cc 

Thi- in<>! 



<;, 



i> a I 'ail 
nated at 



:ts u>r 

with H 



for 

in 



by at>out 43«MJ»«> tons 

Coast yard will have an 

opportunity to build ships. Plans 

snrvry of an all American Canal 

-.• to be executed ■ 

■.rection of Departii 

■ ' Canal wfn 
y Lane, and 



s in etfect in the loreiKii 
concerned. The name of the 
.lie sii^ll be written in the check and 
A ill be signalled free: 

1 A. Ii. C 5th edition. 

2 Scott's 10th edition 

i. Western I'niun (not including 

I'lvc letter edition). 
4. Liebcr's (not including five letter 

edition). 
^ lUntley's Complete Phrase Code 
(not iiK-liiding the oil and 
mining supplements), 
b. Uroomhall's Imperial Combina- 
tion Code. 
7. Hroomhall's Imperial Combina- 
tion Code, rubber edition. 
■> .Xtlantic Cotton Code, 
edition 
' .xi.i^.^idc Code, 5th edition. 
10. A. Z. 
3. AHDRKSSKS. Must be complete: 
t>ut properly registered cotle addresses 
1 i\ I>i- u^til. where permitted by the 
:>»ad. However, c<)de ad- 
red subsequent to Decem- 
ber Jl, lyio. may not be used in mes- 
sages to and from Central and South 
America. Cuba, Porto Rico. Virgin Is- 
lands. Hayti. San Domingo, Curacao. 
.;cs transmitted over the 
■;4ciiic Cable, or via Trans- 



York. 
Fran- 
trans- 
some 



greatly cnhanct:d 

1*1 

THREE PER 
The Southern 

Fred A. Ricker. 

fers the i'Mll...vi- 

of what 

grade r- 

Silk 
A 

a train ut 

lonir. may 



acre tracts, pro- 
desert will be 



CENT GRADE 



per 

nvrr 



• •n ilie 



tin 

look 

•od 



r up tl) 



top ot the last car in 
<rr(CT i« seated. Th»< 
tct that 
are ov< 

tiirf'- I* a three !■ 
hundred 



4. SIGNATLRKS All cablegrams 
'""-• be signed ; in the case of an indi- 
I by the surname at least, in the 
of a t'irm or organization by the 
surname of a responsible member of 
the tirm or officer of the organization, 
when satisfactory information regarding 
him is on file with the censor; or by 
an abbreviated signature of two or 
more words from the incorpc»rated title 

•• ' ■ 1., _,..>. 1.1. 1.. « !-*xamples. ■'I*- • 

- Mail Steam - 
, - . national" for 

;id .National Hank, or "'Studcbaker 
.oration" for The Studebaker Cor- 
iH>ration of .America). The full name 
■ 'f sender must appear on space pro- 
' ! on blank. Code addresses as 
.tures are not permitted. 
ADDRESS AND SIGNATURK 
IN FULL. Every sender of a cable- 
• r im must placc his full n.i""' ">•' 
■n the face of the c.i' 
vise the full name an<! 
whiih the pa»- ui the addressee. This will not be coll- 
ie aTomplished sidered a pnrt of thf cablegram, but is 
■ and the for the i- censor. 

.rt. and 6 C WITHOUT 

:ii every TEXT. \\ m n"t m- passed. 

7. SINGLE WORD CABLEGRAMS 



^^ I >i us 111 ; 

8 Sll 

l'l«- _ All ..,,. 

I's risk and may 
or olherMise 
the discretion of the censor and without 
notice to the senders. No information 
respecting the transmission, delivery, or 
other disposal of any cabK-Krains. shall 
be given by paid ser\i ^ciuests 

made by mail must be to the 

telegraph or cable coni|i.iiii< s .tud must 
be passed upon by the ceiis«ir. Tele- 
graphic or post ackn iwiedgments of 
the receipt ( P. C. or P. C. P. services) 
are suspended to all countries. 

9. INFORMATION TO SKNDFR.S 
The Cable Company will notify the 
station of origin by free service when 
a message does not conform to the 
censorship regulations. .\ny explana- 
tion of a test word f)r words, etc . re- 
quired by the censor from the sen«ler 
in the United States or Canada shall be 
obtained by a collect message from the 
censor to the sender and by a paid 
reply from the sender of the cablegram. 

10. CODED CAHI.EtiRAMS Filed 
directly at cable ofTices where a cable 
censor is stationed, as at New 
Key West, (ialveston and San 
cisco. should be accompanied by a 
lation. and if it is certified by 
responsible member of a linn it will 
tend to expedite the transmission of the 
message. 

11. FIGURES Unrelated numbers 
or code words which translate into un- 
related numbers are prohibited, except 
as set out in (laragraph 12 

12 SERIAL NUMBERING OF 
CABLEGRAM.S. Will be permitted under 
the following conditions: Cablegrams 
may be numbere«l from one to one hun- 
dred, inclusive, in plain figures or au- 
thorized code translating into plain 
figures. At option of the sender two 
adililional figures may be added to 
••rrt.Tl number, indicating the day of the 
•li. and these figures may be in jiiain 
■ s or in authorized code translating 
into ligures. but on the first nine days 
of tlie month the numerial shall he 
preceded by a zero The serial number, 
when used, shall be the last word in 
the message preceding the signature. 
Nothing herein requires any cablegram 
to have a serial number. 

\y TEST WORDS, (a) Test words 
.nrr permitted when senders comply with 
'aticms as already issued, which 
. be furnished on application to the 
cLiisor or telegraph and cable com- 
panies. 

(b) Cablegrams with test word to 
addressee who has qualified for use of 
test words shall be passed. 

(Continued on page 157.) 



San Tranclsco Chamber of Coipmerco Actlvitias 



157 



Trade At A Glance By 
Bradstreets 



SAN I KAN CISCO 
Wholesale ami JoIjIjihk Tradf — Fair. 
Retail Tra»U' — I''air. 
MaiuifacturinK ami Industry— Active. 
Collections— (jood. 

SEATTLE 
Wholesale and Jol>l)invj Trade— Seasonal. 
Retail Tratle— Normal. 
MamifaciiirinK and Industry— Active. 
Collections — (^i«>»»d. 

SPOKANE 
Wholesale an«l J.-lthiii^; Tra«le— Good, 
Retail Trade — lni|)rove«l 
Manufacturing and Industry— Active. 
Collections — Good. 
Labor trouble thrt-atens 

TACpMA 
Wholesale Trade — (iood. 
Retail Trade— l-'air. 
.Manufacturing anti Industry — .\ctive. 
Collections — l'"air. 

PORTLAND 
Wholesale Ira.li (in,,.!. 
Retail Trade —l-"air. 
.ManufacturiuK and Industry — .Active. 
Collections — Good. 
Shi|>buil»lin>j — \'«rv :iili\ <•. 

LOS ANGELES 
Wholesale and Jobbing Tra<le — Fair. 
Retail Trade — I'air. 
Manufacturing; and Industry — .\ctive. 
Collections — fair. 
.■\ Rfiifral shortage in both skilled and 

unskilled labor: navel orange crops 

not encouraniiiK 

(Continuid from page 1.^6.) 

(c) Foreign branches of .\nicrican 
firms, banks, or other organizations 
which have (pialit'ied for use of test 
word need not make additional affidavit 
but are privileged to u»c test word 
under afTi<lavit of parent organization. 

(d) Foreign lirms, banks or other or- 
ganizations will be privileged to use 
lest word only after making affidavits 
as required by censorship test word 
regulation. 

14. COMMODITY. As a general 
ride the commntlity should be included 
in the message It may be omitted at 
the discretion of the censor if it an- 
pears in the translation filed by the 
sender in a manner satisfactory to the 
censor. If it is omitted in a message 
arriving from a foreign source then 
censor if he thinks expedient may de- 
mand the commodity from the a«ldrcssee. 

15. PROM I HITS. In addition to the 
other above regulations, the following 
are prohibited: 

(a) Military Information. 

(b) .\id to the Knemy. 

(c) Information of all trans-ocean 

movements of vessels. 

(d) I'rivatc Codes. 

(e) Cablegrams obscure anfl not 
understandable to the censor. 

MESS FUND -CIRCUS' 
"Hronco i'.iisting." "ICxliibition Drills." 

"Wrestling on Horseback, The Rook- 

io's First Ri«le." are some of the fea- 
tures to be enacted at the F'arewell 
Circus and Dance by Company "B" 
Signal Corps. San F'rancisco's well 
known outfit. 

The Circus will take place at the San 
I"rancisco Riding School. Seventh Ave. 



Figures Show Advisability New Members Since Last 
of U.S. Merchant Marine Publication 



The following figures taken from 
"Statistical .Abstract of the United 
States" and elaborated by the Foreign 
Trade Department of the San F'rancisco 
Chamber of Commerce show very 
clearly one good reason why we should 
have an .American Merchant Marine. 

During the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1916, there were entered and cleared 
at .American ports 76,fiSS.77l net tons 
engaged in foreign commerce. Of this 
amount, 19,208,744 net tons or twenty- 
five per cent consisted of ".American" 
ships. 

A net ton is 100 cubic feet or two 
and a half times more than a cargo 
measurement ton wliicli consists of 
forty cubic feet. Multiplying this ton- 
nage, therefore, by two and a half it 
gives a total of 191,721,927 cargo meas- 
urement tons of which the United 
States represented 48,021.860 tons. 

While all cargo is nf>t c.irried by 
measurement and while it is probabK 
that all the vessels represented <lid not 
enter and clear with full loa<ls yet con- 
sidering the great scarcity of tonnage 
and the very high rates charged it wouM 
appear to be a very conservative esti- 
mate to figure five dollars per cubic 
ton on the above tonnage which would 
represent the enormous sum of $9.^8.609,63.^ 
paid out for ocean freight in one year. 
Of this amount the United .States pro- 
portion would figure $240, 109..^00. leav- 
ing $718..S(X),3.15 which foreign ship- 
owners received for carrying freight to 
and from the United States. 

If the amount invested in these foreign 
ships was invested in the United States 
a fair idea may be drawn as to the 
value it would be to manufacturers and 
wage earners. 

I« 1^ 
VESSELS MUST GET LICENSES 

.\iiiioiiiutiiuMit w.is iiKi'lf >ist<rilay 
morning by Captain Robert I.. Russell, 
commandant of the twelfth naval dis- 
trict, that license blanks for iindocu- 
mental craft are now availalile, and 
that all vessels engaged in the navi- 
gation of the waters of the naval dis- 
tricts of the United States, or in de- 
fensive sea areas, will be require'l to 
be licensed by the commandant of the 
naval district in which they belong. 

Licenses given by commandants of 
one district will be accepted in an- 
other district and no additional license 
will be required of a boat owner navi- 
gating in a district otlu-r than in the 
one for which the license is issued, 
providing that the boat is not to re- 
main in the new district. I'ailure to 
carry a license will render a vessel 
liable to detention and boats detained 
will be sent to the nearest port for ex- 
amination. 

Persons applying for license will be 
required to submit satisfactory refer- 
ence as to intention, loyalty and good 
character. Owners of vessels located 
in San I'rancisco bay ami its tribu- 
taries should make application in per- 
son or in writing to Capiain W. E. 
Reynolds. Room 418 Custom House, 
San F'rancisco. 



KaiUy, A. i .. In- m-urance, 2.^0 .San 
some St. 
' Bchnke, FVed. .American Tent & .Awn- 
ing Co.. 1284 Mission St 

Californa Producers Co , Hroktrs, Beans, 
Grain, Hay and Rice. I(K)4 4th St 

Clark Draying Co, J. A., Draying. 110 
Bush St. 

Clements, J. N.. Motor Dist. Co., 1242 
.Mission St. 

Continental Ins. Co., Insurance, 433 Cal- 
ifornia St. 

KMer, W. T , Gen. .Agt., .Adams Express 
Co. 543 Market St. 

Holland Land Co., Lands. 510 Alaska 
Commercial Building. 

G. C. MacDonaM. .M. D. Surgeon. 233 
Post St. 

Moore. Courtney I... .Attorney, 732 Mill- 
Building. 

Myers, Garfield, Machinery Merchaiu 
931 Hearst Building. 

Owl Publishing Co.. 704 Hooker & Leu; 
Building. 

Padilla & Co.. Ben, F.xporters, Import- 
ers and Commission Merchants, 1205 
I-'irst National Bank Building. 

Portage Rubber Co. of Cal.. 745 Mission 
St. 

WORKING THE FREIGHT CAR 
ON SUNDAY 

One "war measure" that has been 
suggested as a means of relieving freight 
congestion provides for the loading ami 
unloading of freight on .Sundays as well 
as holidays. Southern Pacific agents 
who are now engaged in a great car 
loading contest are appealing to ship 
pers and receivers to help out the coun 
try generally by utilizing Sundays and 
Holidays to free freight cars on their 
sidings. It is pointed out that a gen 
uine emergency exists — one that threai 
ens the national welfare — and that em 
ergcncy measures should be undertaken. 
It is pointed out that one-seventh of a 
freight car's time is entirely lost by 
the practice of refraining from loa<l'ng 
or unloading it on Sundays. 

IN y^ 

HIRED OR FIRED 

How do vfiu get your (•mi)!oyees and 
where do they cf)me from? These, and 
many other i)robIems of the day in em- 
ployment management are being studied 
by the Society for the Study of Em 
ploymcnt Problems. 

At the last meeting held in the Com 
mercial Club on the twelfth instant 
Dr. Max Watson, the vocational em- 
ployment expert of the Slate Civil Serv- 
ice Commission, gave a most interesting 
and instructive talk on his work in 
Sacramento. 

With the coming of the draft, the 
already existing scarcity of skilled an<I 
expert help, the problems of employ- 
ment are becoming acute. How best 
to conserve our present resources along 
these lines, where to get additional help, 
where to transfer, eliminate waste, hin- 

[or fire arc the topics uppermost in tli' 
thoughts of the business men. 

The meetings are open to the mem- 
bers of the Chamber of Commerce, and 

.anyone interested in employment mat 

Iters is welcome. 



158 



SAN FRAi^CISCO 

CHAMBER COMMERCE 

. ACTIVITIES - 



I 



'• tali- 

of 
\t.ir t. ' ;>. '' 
SuliMrn.M..n I'fKC. Fifty 

I cut* per Near 
Puhli»hr<! wrrllv hy the 



CHA^ 

Mcrcl 



RCE 

ilding 



.III I 1 .1 1 1 



roa ¥¥MAT vou want to know 
CALL KEAraNY 112 



The Activities is the official organ of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. Use 
it as such. Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Monday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 



"FRISCO!" WHERE'S THAT? 

LOS ANGELES. July 13th.— 
Calling San Francisco "Frisco" 
aroused the ire of Judge Jackson 
here today. 

Mrs. Lillian Mungar. who wis 
testifying in her suit for divorce 
from Frank Mungar. real estate 
broker, was asked where her hus- 
band was on a certain occasion. 
"I think he went to F'risco," she 
began. 

"Frisco r ejaculated Judge Jack- 
son. "Where's Frisco?" 

"I mean San Francisco." 

"Madame." said the court severe- 
ly. "When you come into this 
court I want you to use California 
names properly." 



DAYLIGHT SAVING 

I vnis;! ATION CHECKED 

By < for tho session the 

house and fi>rciBn commerce 

committee, has definitely pn-itponed any 

ftirthrr nrtinn nn thr n'>r1.irf! d.iylight 



1 in the 

'• rk. 

I- itc 

. ..uly 
r >n tak- 

, -s not 

■ 11. If 
,, 'proved 

I -c next winter, it hi!1 not be 

1 ;o send it through the senate 

aK-iii). 1 he bill still retains its legisla- 
tive status. 

RED CROSS THEATRICAL DAY 



)• 



K . r 

the tali, entire receipts of the ' 

of the United States to he dev 

the Red Cro<>5 war relief fund. The 

movement is under direction of the war 

council of the American Red Cross, 

Henrv P. Davi*on. Chairman. 



^■^ *ibOr of Commcrco * 

Work Of Law And Order 

Committee For Eleven 

Months 



Since the Ijiw and Order Committee 

•'• ' ' • - ' 'Tce heKan 

liavi- been 

. : -rs at the 

.rirra. a tiKure that 

K- indication of the 

I laWcii by the Committee in the 

itiity and of the amount uf detail 

wurk. ii>ii«itantly handled by the diflfer- 

ent dep.-irinients. 

During' tl>e same period there has 
hem an avcraRc »>i i.OlO incoming telc- 
phoiif calls per month. 

Visitor."* vary in number from ten to 
forty and fifty a day. .Many of the 
reijuests are for assistance in matters 
entirely outside the work of the C»>in- 
mittee. but a great majority are calls 
from individuals, firms and organiza- 
tions for information or assistance on 
\.-irious phases of the industrial .situa- 
tion. 

During this period the Committee 

I,,-,- lu-rii .liri.ilv iiitivc in eight major 

1 v'.i while scores of 

• :. .iiii.i of a less general 
n.tture have been liandled. 

The work of the Committee has been 
s> st« inatized by a division into depart- 
ituiits including, the legal department, 
l>iililnity department, in<lusirial dep.irt- 
iiuiit, !iti;iiKi.ti departnu-iit. the Nlincr 
( liipiiiaii Survey ami the general office 
>taff. 

I« 1^ 

HOW THEY SOLVE IT IN SPAIN 

.Shippers in this country have reason 
to congratulate themselves that (lov- 
ernment measures to lessen the freight 
car congestion are only of a persuasive 
nature. In .Spain they do things rather 
liitT.rently. There, according to a U. S 
."tixiilar report the freight sLuions arc 
I '.ill c| with nierchan<lise shipments. In 

• r!. ' to relieve the congestion the 
'■..\-rnnicnt has authorized the railroads 
! . M II at auction all merchandise not 
"Mli<lrawn by the consignee in five days 
from the date of its arrival at destination. 

CABLE SERVICE SUSPENSION 
< »th<r trans atlantic cal U (."inj.inies 
having some weeks ago suspen«led de- 
ferred service and the total volume of 
such service having thus been thrown 
upon the Western I'nion Cables, the 
Western Union Company finds it neces- 
sary in justice to employees who have 
been overworked in maintaining the 
cheaper cable service to suspend for 
at least a week, beginning Sunday, July 
1 5th. its ileferred trans-atlantic service. 
It is hoped that after a short respite 
the Company may be able to restore 
the cheaper service which it has main- 
tained uninterruptedly, except for a 
short period, ever since the war began. 

RECORD COFFEE SHIPMENT 

<^)nr Imndrefi and <>ix thousand bags 
coffee, the largest single consign- 
ment ever rr-rortlrd reached the port 
fif San I ■ ntly announced 

Southern .U The cofTec 

is valued at ^_',i » » i,i ■ « i and is said to 
[be destined for the .American Army. 



Mat 



Placement Bureau 



411. Man of experience in office and 
corporation work desires position in city. 
Has ha«l experience as corporation 
secretary, cashier, office and credit 
manager; also bank bookkeeping here 
.ind in the east Mest of local refer- 
ences. .American and over the draft 
age. 

412. Young man desires position as 
chief clerk or private secretary. Three 
years experience as chief clerk of local 
office of large company with offices 
throughout the United States. Pro- 
ficient in stenography and office details. 

413. Man of 36 wants position as 
office iiianager, I'.nglish-.Spanish corres- 
(tondenl, accountant or private secretary. 
Has had 11 years experience and can 
furnish best of local references. 

414. Young man of .12 years of age, 
college graduate, wishes a position. 
Has had several years experience in 
salesmanship Can furnish good refer- 
ences. 

415. Salesmanager, experienced in 
bond selling wishes executive position. 
Is thoroughly familiar with hardware 
and plumbing supplies. Has had ten 
years experience and is able to furnish 
local references. 

416. Young man. mechanically inclined 
and experienced in construction work 
and general surveying, wishes position 
where his experience will prove valu- 
able. Can furnish best of local refer- 
ences. 

417. Stenographer, male, 30 years of 
age. college education, desires position 
where executive ability is required. Has 
also had selling and buying experience 
in foreign countries and possesses thor- 
ough knowledge of languages. 

418. Thoroughly competent and ex- 
perienced accountant, capable of assum- 
ing full charge of accounting depart- 
ment, and systematizing if necessary 
desires position. Was 14 years chief ac- 
countant, secretary and cashier for a 
San Francisco corporation. Would con- 
sider good country position. 

I 419. Position wanted by a man of 
'45 years of age who is a competent 
bookkeeper and has had about 20 years 
experience. Has excellent references. 

420. A young man wishes position 
as private secretary. Is a stenographer 
of exceptional ability and has excellent 
references both as to ability and char- 
acter. 

421. .Accountant who has had ex- 
perience in wholesale grocery house, 
payroll, cost accounting, buying and 
commissary work. Willing to begin on 
a moderate salary, and also leave the 
city if necessary. 

422. Position wanted by a man of 
experience and executive ability as 
superintendent or assistant superintend- 
dent of a manufacturing industry. Is 
42 years of age and can furnish excel- 
lent references. 

423. Traffic manager. I wish to 
communicate with one or more concerns 
who want results in their traffic de- 
partment. Have ha«l many years ex- 
perience in railroad traffic and am look- 

iing for a chance to show my efficiency. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Acfivitioi 



159 



Qiaritics Endorsement 
oCommitteCo 



Many cities are writiiiK to this Com- ' 
mittee rcijuesting information relative 
to the entlorsenu'nt work in all il^ 
phases and samples of forms used. 

It is very jjratifyinj: to know that the 
work of this committee is hciiiK watched 
with such great interest by other com- 
munities and that our weekly paper is 
read with interest l»y these comniunities. 
Correspondence has been exchan^ejl 
with ChicaRO. Pittsbur>r. St. Louis. St. 
Paul. Canton. Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. 
Norfolk, Va.. Great I-'alls. Mont . Denver. 
Ix>s Anjjeles. San Diego. W'ilminRton, 

N. C, Seattle and many other towns. 

. . i 

There is gradually growing up m the 

various communities a tendency to co- 
operate and exchange views and nu'tho<ls 
in the handling of the social problem 
which must in time lead to a more 
efficient understanding and handling of 
the problem. While it may be true 
that the conditions existing in Chicago 
for instance, are of a different character 
to those existing in Denver, the same 
remarks may be applied to San Fran- 
cisco and Boston, yet the fundamental 
cause of social sickness in all com- 
munities is practically the same. 

The Kndorsement Conjniittec is pro- 
ceeding as rapidly as it is safe to do in 
formulating its plans for a wider local 
knowledge of San Francisco's problem, 
looking to a better co-operation where 
necessary among the organizations deal- 
ing with the problem, devising new 
methods of work and arousing a wider 
public interest in the organizations deal- 
ing with the solution of the problem. 

The effectiveness of the Committee's 
campaign against fraudulent solicitation, 
has received much attention. 

It is generally recognized in all com- 
munities that the end'>rsement work 
performed by a supervising body, must, 
to be effective, be a program of con- 
struction, suggestion and correction. It 
is not sufficient that the .\nnual Finan- 
cial Report of an organization is correct, 
the endorsing body must go deeper and 
establish standards of co-operation, new 
methods of work in conjunction with 
the people who are responsible for the 
administration of the endorsed insti- 
tutions. 

.•\s the work of this Committee pro- 
gresses, the members will be kept fully 
advised of each constructive step taken 
)>v ti.r. Committee. 



POSITIONS OPEN 
A-424. Waiii.d l.> ■.aim .n packer, 
able, energetic steady young man who 
has had experience in a brokers office 
selling canned salmon. Apply by letter 
stating age, experience and salary ex- 
ported 

^ A-425, An experienced import and 
export man wanted, capable of running 
own department. Oriental experience 
preferred; oils and chemicals desirable, 
but not absolutely essential. Satisfac- 
tory arrangements to suitable man, pro 
vided he can deliver the goods. 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 



If you are interc»tcd write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commerce giving number. 



Marine Department 



1588. Paris (France) party would like 
to communicate with .\merican im- 
porters and exporters who might desire 
representation in France. 

1589. .\vignon (France). ol<l estab- 
lished firm, makers of preserved fruits, 
etc., would like to communicate with 
parties here who would be willing to 
act as agent for the sale of above in 
this market. References. 

1590. Kobe (Japan) firm would like 
to communicate with exporters of car- 
bolic acid. 

1591. Bandoeng (Java) co-operative 
organization, would like to communicate 
with firms exporting the ff)llowing 
articles: chocolates and sweets, house- 
hold articles such as soap and shoe 
polishes, leather and canvas shoes, felt 
and straw hats, puttees, rubber and linen 
collars and cuffs, yarn, ki<l gloves, spurs, 
walking sticks, umbrellas, cigarettes, 
paper, typewriters. 

1592. Socrabaya (Java) firm would 
like to communicate with .American im- 
porters and exporters desirous of being 
represented in Java. 

I«» l« 

MACHINERY TRADE IN RUSSIA 

Russia offers a large ficM for all 
kinds of excavating machinery. Rail- 
roads and canals arc to be extensively 
developed. Irrigation and trench work 
is only started and the area to be thus 
improved is immense. There will be a 
shortage of labor, therefore this is a 
good time to improve the efficiency of 
.American machinery upon the Russian 
market. 

fet ^ 

IMPORTANT TO SHIPOWNERS 

The Secretaries of Commerce and 
Labor have called a conference for Wed- 
nesday, August 1st, in Washington, of 
representatives of the Departments of 
State, Commerce, Labor. U. S. Shipping 
Board, Shipowners and Seamen to try 
and arrive at some understanding be- 
tween shipowners and operators and 
their seamen so as to prevent shortages, 
disturbances and to provide for require- 
ments caused by the large number of 
vessels now being built. 

The Pacific Shipping and Maritime 
Committee of the .Associated Chambers 
of Commerce of the Pacific Coast have 
called a meeting for lOKDO o'clock Mon- 
day morning, July 23rd in room 237 
Merchants Kxchange to consider this 
important matter and arrange for dele- 
gates to attend the Washington Confer- 
ence. 

Shipowners arc specially urged to at- 
tend and to be prepared to sulimit such 
data, statistics and suugestions as iniu'lil 
br of value. 



Steamer Santa Cruz will steam from 
this port on August 6th un<ler the house 
flag of the Pacific Mail .Steamship Com- 
pany for Manila, Singapore, Calcutta and 
Colombo, taking passengers and freight 
without trans-shipment. 

Steanjer .Areata for many years owne«| 
and operated by the Oregon Coal and 
Navigation Company between this city 
and Coos Bay, and which has been laid 
up in (Oakland Creek since February 
29, 1912. was sold by Oliver J. Olson 
to H. A. Ninane. Terms private. 

Steamer Virginia Olson being built 
at Coos Bay f(^r ( )liver J. Olson was 
launched last Saturday. The vessel will 
be towed to this city and engines in- 
stalled by the Union Iron Works, after 
which the vessel will be placed in the 
lumber carrying trade along this coast. 
The vessel will have a carrying capacity 
for l.S(X),000 feet of lumber. 

Barge I. I*". Chapman well known in 
this port is being re-rigged into a ship, 
on the Atlantic Coast, after which she 
will be placed in off-shore work. The 
I. F. Chapman is a vessel of 1995 tons 
and many years ago plietl between here 
and New York carrying general c.wgo 
in the Sutton & Beebe Line. 

16,017 bales hemp arrived liere last 
week from Cebu. 

Tug Relief owned by the Rolph Navi- 
gation & Coal Company left this port 
last week with the company's barge 
Celtic Monarch in tow for Comox. This 
is the first of her coastwise towing since 
being taken over by her new owners, 
having recently been purchased from the 
Humboldt Lumber Manufacturing Asso- 
ciation of Eureka. 

Norwegian Steamer Thor, chartered 
by W. R. Grace & Company, arrived 
here last week from Santo.s bringing 
I02,(KM bags of coffee. 

Steamer Saginaw was sold last week 
by J. II. I?axter & Co. to Fred Linder- 
maii: terms private. 

Matson Line Steamer Wilhelmina ar- 
riving here last week from Honolulu 
had aboard 76,224 bags raw sugar to 
be discharged at Crockett: 5()1 tons mo- 
lasses and considerable other cargo such 
as fresh pines, canned goods, bananas, 
etc. 

Japanese Steamer Shinyo Maru No. 2 
of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha arrived from 
the Orient bringing 6.561 tons of cargo, 
some of the principal items consisted 
of 12.718 sacks peas and beans, 40() 
bundles jute, 22.442 l)ags rice, 1,752 
packages tea, 1,050 packages refined cam- 
phor, 710 bundles gunnies and consider- 
able other Chinese and Japanese mer- 
chandise. Over 14,000 packages of 
freight go to cities and ports beyond 
here. 

Steamers Saginaw, .North Fork, Port 
.Angeles and Wilmington operated by 
the Chas. Nelson C mipany of this city, 
took 4,405 tons of general cargo from 
this port last week to northern cities. 

820 tons of copra arrived here last 
week from Manila consipn»fI fn Wdi^ 
Fargo & Company. 



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Department 



BRIEF PILKD IN PORTLANI> 
CLASS RATE CASK 



California Offers Oppor- . ^ ^.. . 

♦ i c A • r Amon^ the Momberr 

lunily ror Aviation ^ i^^tufc^v.!* 

Training Camps 'IHF 



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available to membert. 

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thrrc art- on hand a 

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;■> which show the 
^ ot the various fields arc al- 
HI the hands of the official at 
Nhiiitcton. 

UNIVERSITY P:XTENSI0N 
DIVISION 
.Making the university a vital factor 
in the business world !•> one aim of the 
University of California which bids 
fair to be realized throiiKJi its Ex- 
tcnsi.Mi r)i\i>i<.n In addition to the 
I. I'll ami iiiKH indiviiliial!>. a large pro- 
porii«^iii «.| will/Ill - ' -s people, 

who enrolled in the 

various cxiensiu: ... id in the 

citie* this year, the American In- 
:tr of Fl.'inkinK drew upon the Uni- 

nclors for its classes. 

.VMI students for a 

-IK and Finance under 

Cross, 2U» in a course 

"1 « "Mr. lai I. aw by Dr. M.^ 

Harrison, similar classes in 
Account'iii- in .!■ r \i- I I ■ 
and in 
Dr r„ 

•<l a special course of 
■ David P. Karrows on 
r I inancc. 



1 1 1 a 1 1 .1 ^ r r 

\ I.arrson. traffic expert, has moved 
\'cw Call Riiildinit. 

(J Mrncs h.n opened an office 
at \m7 .Xfonadnoclc HuildinR and will 
handle machinrry, lathes, etc. 

R. C. Storrie, enKineeriuR contractor, 
builder of Twin Peaks Tunnel, Mile 
Rock Surf Tunnel, and numerous im- 
provements under the recent bond issue 
has opened offices in the Crocker 
Hiiildinfc. 

Prussia & Co, arc taking iwn addi- 
tional stores to accommodate- iheir in- 
crease in business. 

The Standard Glove Works have 
moved to 306 Sacramento Street. 

Miller & Marowsky. h.nve succeedetl 
to S. Meyer al 7K3 Mission .Street 
They are in.inufacturinK tni<ldy blouses, 
etc. 

Reich & Licvre, cloaks and suits, arc 
moving to 125 Geary Street. 

The l-'ederal Elevator an<l .Machine 
Company, who specialize in clevaH)r 
inspection and maintenance, have taken 
Ihc store at 125 K<ldy Street. 

The Western I'nion Telegraph Com- 
pany will ojien a new office in Ihe 
Rankers Investment Riiihling, 722 Mar- 
ket Street. 

The Patton Paint Company. 914 Fol- 
som Street, is one of the new firms 
to open offices in San I'rancisco since 
the first of the year. 

H. Liebes & Company have taken 
leases on adjoining stores at Grant 
Avenue and Post Street to permit of 
their business. 



an enlargement of 

The Pilalory M 
manufacturers of 
opened offices at < 



•ing Company, 
iratiims, have 
isssion Street. 



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CHICAGO SEEKS 

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INFORMATION 

f^ nr 1 . •■ ("'u.-ago. 
t.iry. 
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in fti;ip» ut ftttiel and wuod. 



form in which they are cast. 



The F'all Meeting of the California 
Development Roard will be held in San 
Luis Obispo during .September. The 
exact date will be announced later. 

Office of the Ryron Jackson Iron 
Works has moved to 410 Sharon RIdg 

Geo. T Ingham has opened a new- 
photograph studio at 21 1 Market St. 

The Merchants and Manufacturers 
Association of Milwaukee have on their 
lists a r. ' ' ' ' ' '.sires to 

handle - in that 

city. Is. ...1. .,„,... ....uincd by 

I communication with the association. 



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r of Comm«re« Activiiios 



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Business for You 



July 26. 1917. at 10 .Vl A M . bids will 
he opened in the nffice ot the General 
Purchasing A»?ent. for the Panama Canal 
in Washii irr>n an«l heavy hard- 

ware; m. \tv ilclivered at both 

Atlantic a. ports of the Canal 

Circulars contaiiiint; full particulars on, 
tile at the Chamber. 

July J6. 1917. at 11 (*) A M.. bids will 
be optnicl at the offices of the General 
Purcha>inK' .XycMt for the .\laskan Kn- 
KineeriiiK' I omnnssion in Seattle for fur- 
nishing K'^'ii^fies and provisions. Copies 
of the circular Riving specitications are 
on file at the Chamber. 

July 27. 1917. at II A. M. bids will 
be received at the oflFiccs of the Depot 
Quartermaster at I'ort .Mason for a 
quantity of dried fruits Complete 
specifications are on file at the Chamber. 

July 30. 1917. at 10 A. .M.. bids will 

he opeiu-<l at the offices of the Depot 

Oii.irt, riuaster at Fort .Mason for the 

ire of garments. Complete 

ions are on tile at the Chamber. 

July Jl. 1917. at IIKX) A. .M . bids will 
be opened at the offices of tiie Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort .Mason for Class 
A subsistance supplies for shipment 
to .Manila. P. 1. This list contains sev- 
eral hundred pieces. The particulars 
are on file at the Chanjber. 
I« Ml 
9 J. II Dieckmann. dealer in hardwood 

lumber and shipping. 519 California 
Street, would like to interest some party 
in the loRginR and stumpa^e riK'lits on 
about 200.000 acre> of land in Mexico 
where there are both hardwoods and 
softwoods. 

Western Purchasing Co., 610 Mills 
nuilding. Kl Paso. Texas, desires to 
get in touch with mining companies 
operating in California. 

H. H. Jackson. Secretary West High- 
lands Citrus .Association. Highland. Cal . 
is seeking a market for a ton of potash. 

J. H. Rose, cio .Mason Valley Mines Co. 
Thompson. .N'ev.. is in the market for 
jute ore sacks. 

St. Paul Junk Co.. 323 Third Ave. 
So., Great Falls. Mont,, is seeking a 
market for old books and newspapers. 

E. I.. Peterson. Jeweler. Hartford. 
Wis., is in the market to buy gold nug- 
gets suitable for stick pins. 

C. W. Niemcyer. Big One Fuel Co.. 
Salem, Ore., is in the market for large 
kites such as are used for advertising 
purposes. 

V. v. .-Nndersftn. .Monticello, N'apa 

Co.. Cal.. desires to get in touch with 

wholesale <tcalers in can«ly and chewing 
gum. 

Great Western Smelters Corp., Mayer. 
Ariz., is in the market for machinery 
in connection with enlarging the con- 
^ verier department of their smelter. 

H. W. Pinkard. I44X N. |«th St.. 
Omaha. Neb, desires to get in touch 
with department stores in this city. 

M. O. Dolson. 207 Hast 25th St . Los 
Angeles. Cal.. is in the market for hard- 
ware and galvanized iron, wholesale. 



Efforts of San Francisco Common Sense Business 
Chamber Responsible Urged By Secretary Of 
For Alaskan Gain Interior Lane 



The following communication has been ' 
received by the Chamber of Commerce j 
from the Chamber of Commerce of Se- 
ward. .Maska. The San Irancisco Chamber ' 
is constantly doing this sort of work 
for the benefit of the entire Pacific 
Coast: "Some two months ag«>. in, 
answer to our cable of .\pril llth. your 
organization co-operated with us in 
urgently improxitig upon the Secretary 
of the Interior and the Secretary of the 
Navy and certain Congressmen the im- 
portance of hurrying tlie completion of , 
the new (iovernmeiit railroad comiect- 
ing Seward with the Matanuska coal 
fields. As a result of the concerted 
efforts of the various chami)ers of com- 
merce along the Pacific Coast, and tlie 
assistance invoked by them in brin^inK 
this urgent matter to the attention ot 
the proper authorities at the capital, the 
Department of the Interiir has in- 
structed the .Maskan ICngineering Com- 
mission to urgently prosecute the work 
on that section of tlie railroad which 
will most quickly make the coal avail- 
able at ti<lewater. The .Secretary of the 
Navy has stated as follows: 

'With reference to the relative advan- 
tages of .Anchorage and Seward as ter- 
minal points for the delivery of coal for 
tiaval purposes, the port of Seward ap- 
|)ears to more nearly satisfy the con- 
dition of (|uick approach from the sea. 
is an open harbor all the year ar>)un<l. 
an advantageous location as regards 
labor supply, a teniiinal of the pro- 
posed railway within the meaning of 
the .Xct of Congress a|»prove<l March 
12. 1914. and it is therefore recom- 
mended that the .Maskan Kngineering 
Commission proceed with the develop- 
ment of that port as a terminal for 
general traffic and for the delivery of 
coal for naval jturposes. 

Contingent upon the coal being satis- 
factory for naval jmrposes afloat, the 
.Navy Department will guarantee the 
purchase of about 150,000 tons per an- 
num; this quantity is to be guaranteed 
during a period of not less than five 
years from the date on which the mining 
of coal is actually begun ' 

.At this time there are at least a third 
more men employe«l «»n the work be- 
tween Seward and the coal fiehls than 
were employed some two mimths ago; 
also a great <leal of heavy machinery 
and equiptnent and supplies have been 
.rushed to this section <if the road, and 
we feel that your organization playeil 
an important part in aiding us to call 
to the attention of the Government the 
necessity of the Government's urgent 
attention to this work, anci we wish to 
thank you very heartily for such co- 
ojM-ration an<l support." 
Nt fci 
PROFIT DISBURSEMENTS 
I More than $.U9.(IOO.(IOO is being paid 
in July to holders <if .American inv • 
ment securities, including stocks. I> 
,and short term notes. The t.,-:, 
heavier than reported at any ] 
interest and dividend paying ]•■ 
the history of the country. 



By FKANKl.lN K. LANE 
Secretary of the Interior 
Common sense coinluct this is what 
I urge upon the business men ni the 
I'nited .States. Most of them have not 
waited for my injunction The few who 
have hesitated to reason and refused 
to adjust their businesses to the crisis 
are- a stumbling block in the nation's 
path, a menace to individual enter- 
prise. They niake our war problems 
hariler and they tempt stringent Gov- 
ernment regulation. 

We can't think of business as it 
was — business can't be that of yesterday 
any more than the country can be as 
at peace. The family faces war in the 
calling of men to the colors. Business 
must face it in new problems, new 
emergencies and new opportunities. 
This war has br«>adened us. We see 
things we didn't see; we have sympa- 
thies we never ha«l. We will make 
sacrifices unheard of bef.jre. The fam- 
ily is ready to make them. The busi- 
ness man will not be slow to f<dlow 
We can't jump heedlessly from a sys- 
tem of governmental indifference and 
laissez-faire to a scheme of Govern- 
ment regulation ami Super-Socialism. 
The man who asks us to adventure on 
a new path must sh^w us by experience 
of others and by presentation of our 
own clifTiculties that our general chan- 
nel must be <liverted. Our allies have 
shown us where the first departure 
must come. 

.Strong limitation must be placed on 
ctimpetition in those things vital to the 
nation. Business must accept regula- 
tion of food to promote production and 
e<|uilablc distribution. There must be 
power to contrfd the few who are not 
wise enough to do the thing really best 
for them as well as for us. Our chief 
reliance must always be upon the vision 
and robust sense of the people who are 
in business. Most of them have no de- 
sire to make the nation their victim. 
The only reason to justify extension 
of governmental power would be to 
curb the blind and selfish few. 

The extent to which this country will 
be turned toward Socialism will be de- 
termined by the business men. We will 
emerge a highly .Socialistic state — if co- 
operation, good sense, and temperance, 
do not achieve our en<is. If business 
seeks all the advantages of its oppor- 
tunity and charifes what the traffic will 
bear, if it is i: ■<■« upon 

a debauch oi in self 

protection wiii ]..i..» >m' i-ii.iciicy of 
all governments to make hard and fast 
rules. Business thinking only of today 
and of quick money will bring upon it- 
self rigid restriction and Government 
c-oiitrol. The people will give their of- 
^•(rs plenary power and make things 
mechanical and inflexible. 

Business can avoid this by taking 

•■■■<;el of itself It can apply common 

conduct, or let initiative and en- 

ise go by the board. So I say. 

ration, co-operation, consicleration 

■ >vc all common sense. These are 

llic words for business today. 




The Industrial Advance of 
San Francisco 




PAPER SPECIALTIES MANUFACTURING PLANT 



EXHIBIT NUMBER SEVEN 




NaUoimI P«p«r Produrtt Co. and Zellrrb«ch Co. Occupy New Plant 




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Whale Meat for San Francisco 
Within the Next Ninety Days 



'in 90 days whale im.it m.iN !•■ 
I in the shops of San Francisco 
V face of rising prices for beef 
a wonder that San Francisco h.i 
t.'i this article <.f ■!!■ i which i 



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Sta-I'r 

^ at 616 

a plant 



Mill acK'iii 
Thr front 



Company, 

LaliJi'riiia S- 
at Moss I..1 
! within mini} 
!ii the business 



Mr.iw 

rented 

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with 



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Plant and there rendered tor blubber 
and fertilizer. The popularity of 



paper mill in New N'ork State t«»r a sup- 

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of 



and is iieKottatuiK i^r the purchase oi alretary. 



Mr. M. K. fiiKRins is 
J. D. Zellerbach See- 



the whale meat has compelled this com- 
pany to investiRalc the advisability of 
^-upplying the local demand and they 
announce that they will soon invade this 
market with different new sea food. 

The Chamber of Commerce has re- 
cently received a letter from Marton W. 
' • — rinn, Chairman, Committee on 
.il Investigation of the Cali- 

, . \cadcmy of Sciences, in which 

he said: "It has been a matter of 
i Aonder to me that whale meat as an 
u'le of human food had not long 
• come into general use. 
The whale is not a fish, but a mam- 
mal, as arc sheep, cattle and hogs." 

He states that the meat resembles 
high-grade beef, both in appearance, 
texture and flavor and that when it is 
cooked it is tender, very palatable and 
savory and — this is important — it is 
100 per cent meat. It has no bone. 
..; .1.. ._ f.,, Whales are still fomul 
Ml- niinibers on our (<.,i-t 
. .1 number of plants have 

been e- for the converting of 

whale into fertilizer and 

chicken feed. 







CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 






^«A*»««««*««««**««% 




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y/ic Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
EVERY THUHSDAV — .1 I I,^ J«mm. 1 "M 7 



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RESTAURANT MEN APPRECIATE ASSISTANCE 

Chamber Experts Install Cost System 



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WANT LIKE SERVICE 



With the adoption by the Restaurant 
Men's Association of a uniform system 
of cost-keeping, at the suggestion of 
the Law and Order Committee of the 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 
other organizations and large firms have 
signified their intention of adopting a 
similar system. The establishment oi 
such cost systems is entirely without 
charge to the organizations and firms 
using it and is a part of the construc- 
tive program of the Law and (^rdcr 
Committee. Competent experts employed 
by the Chamber of Commerce arc avail- 
able for such service. 

The restaurant business is not alone 
in experiencing the general business dis- 
turbance brought about by the war 
The rise in the cost of food stuflFs and 
other expenses incidental to the opera- 
linn of the restaurant presents a very 
• lifTii-uIt problem, taxing the most able 
m.iiiapers to the limit of managerial 
cfTiciency. 

In the broadest sense, a restaurant is 
■\ manufacturing institution. Its product 
^ divided into two classes; first, scrv- 
;<c, and second, food. The problem of 
maintaining 100 per cent service with 
increasing cost of such service, and 1^X1 
per cent food values with costs con- 
tinuously climbing, with the customer's 
l>rice practically fixed, is a difficult and 



vexing problem. No progressive manu- 
facturer can successfully carry on his 
business today without an adc(|uate cost 
system. The need of such a system 



MILLION DOLLARS TO BE 

SPENT BY GOVERNMENT 

AT MENLO PARK 

CANTONMENT 

More than one million <IoIlars 
will he spent by the government 
in the furnishing of supplies for 
the Cantonment at Menlo Park. 

Somewhere in California it is 
hoped that a huge airplane train- 
ing and construction camp will be 
located. The Government is al- 
ready in possession of informa- 
tion which shows that California 
is the logical place for this train- 
ing camp. 

So that nothing may be left 
undone toward securing the mil- 
lion dollar supply contract for 
San Francisco and the aviation 
training camp for the state, the 
Chamber of Commerce has sent 
Robert Newton Lynch, Vice-Pres- 
ident, to Washington, where he is 
working in the interests of bf»th 
projects. 



in the restaurant association has long 
been recognized by its officers and many 
of its members. The present program, 
l)ringing about a close co-operation be- 
tween the Chamber <>f Commerce and 
the Restaurant Men's Association, is a 
significant indication of the constructive 
work undertaken by the Law and Order 
Committee 

The savings to be made through the 
medium of an ader|uate cost system will 
amount to many thousands of dollars 
per annum. The savings secured will 
permit the restaurant men to give bet- 
tor service, and, at tlie same time, pu', 
the business as a whole upon an efficient 
and profitable basis. 

This is said to be the first time in 
the history of any commercial organiz- 
ation, either in this country or abroad, 
where a systematic cflFort has been 
made to inculcate through an entire 
community lessons nf i)iisiness manage- 
ment and efficiency. In undertaking 
this work the Law and Order Com- 
mittee believes that it will accompliNJi 
a profound educational result. Whrrr 
in other cities efficiency systems and 
problems of management have been con- 
fined to individual firms, in this city 
the Chamber of Commerce has under- 
taken this work through the entire com- 
mercial community. 



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San francltco Chamber of Commerc« Activltios 



Ocean to Ocean Highway 

Association to Hold 

Meeting on Monday 

Meeting in Aatrmbly Room of 

Chamber to br Open 

to Public 



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I'cak 
ttion 



for Monday the Juih to l>c held in the 
Atsembly Room of the Chamber of 
Commerce at which the represeniative» 
of the \arioti» auto routr* throiiRh Cal- 
ifornia win hr ftivrn an opportunity to 
promt • <• Pike* IVak 

i iccan t The Meet- 

ing will be open to the public and 
while it will be held in the Assembly 
Room of the Chamber the meeting i» 
not called or foatered by the Chamber. 

The official* who will be here are 
C. F. Ada! rial President of 

Chillicothc, Harry W. Gra- 

ham. Publicity Agent and Secretary of 
the Chillicote Chamber of Commerce 
and A. W. Henderaon. Secretary- 
Treasurer as well as Secretary of the 
Colorado Springs Chamber of Com- 
merce. 

The Overland Trail through Nevada 
as far as Reno has been definitely 
selected as the Pikes Peak Ocean to 
Ocean Highway. In writing the Cham- 
ber, Secretary Henderson had the fol- 
lowing to say: "We did not feel that 
we had sufficient complete information 
with reference to the available routes 
in California, but it was decided to 
name San Francisco as terminus, subject 
to the organization of a California 
State Division and designation of a 
connecting route which would conform 
to the general alignment and accor<l 
with the logical rcas'^ns which have 
governed the selection of the route of 
the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean High- 
way in the various states through which 
it has thus far been organized." 

The Committee rendered the followini: 
report at a meeting recently held in 
Colorado Springs: 

*TTie Committee on Western Exten- 
sion, after carefully . ; -t!. rink: ihr 
situation in Utah. Nr' 
and after devoting c< - 
the inspection and study <>i Uic sariou^ 
avai^aMr r^f^'f'^. submits the following 
rec 

- Peak Ocean to Ocean 
Highwav ■> and ac- 

cept the roi: -ate Divi- 

sion as adopf'i at ITS iiuTting on June 



Efficiency for Community 
Only By Organization 



Every Businrsamnn Has a Share 
in Prublrnis 



1 he cvccrpts arc used m a letter that 

Is being »cut tu prospective iiieiiibci» 

ot the Chamber of Coiniiicrcc. The point 

is ilwrit t!]>Mii that in order tu get 

> for the community, I 

:orcc must be at work.! 

'i:.vci^ Lu^u.cbs man should make' 
up his mind whether or not he is suf- 1 
ficient unto hiniscli u: r he ha» 

a share in the prol ligations, 

responsibilities and oi'i"M i>.i.itit.» uf the 
entire community. San i-raiicisco has 
at last reached the point where it is 
attempting to meet the big, command- 
ing issues of the combined commercial 
and industrial strength of the com- 
munity. 1 his is being done by a 
central organization which avails itself 
of the brains, personal service and re- 
sources of its entire meml)ership. In- 
asmuch as over six thousand mer- 
chants have thus pledged themselves, 
the result is shown in world-wide com- 
mercial achievement. 

Should all business men ot San Fran- 
cisco appreciate the wonderful advantage 
of such combined effort, there would 
be no limit to the extension of the 
commercial influence and supremacy of 
San Francisco. 

We believe you are interested in such 
a result. We believe you can easily 
grasp the quickening effect upon your 
own business of the legislative, in- 
dustrial, municipal and trade extension 
efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. 
Wc believe that you can realize the 
irreparable damage which may be done 
to your business if many pressing com- 
munity problems are not adequately 
met 

We therefore have no hesitancy in 
asking you to unite with the other enter- 
prising and far-sighted business men of 
this community and give your moral, 
financial and personal support to such 
an organization." 

28th and contained in the report of its 
ommittce on that route 

"That the Overland Trail Club, re- 
presenting the route through Montello, 
Klko. Winnemucca. Lovelock and Reno, 
'be affiliated as the Nevada 
of the Pikes Peak Ocean to 
» /I I. til iliKhway Association. 

"That .San Francisco be ilesignated 
as a trr"""-'^ ,.i' ii-... i,;,.),M iv. subject 
to the ' .iffiliation 

<.f tlir I ■ n. 

iuriher investigation be made 
rminc the most desirable route 
thruUKli California. 

"That the officers of the association 
be given authority to affiliate the Ar- 
rowhead Trail .Association between Salt 
Lake City and Los Angeles, should 
further negotiations show such affilia- 
tion to be desirable." 



"F. 0. B. Pantry ShelP 

Now Food Slogan 

of Nation 



Necessity of Storing in Winter 
Urged by Food Garden 
^Cummiaaion 

1^ 1^ 

The production of 1-uod "I' O. It. 
the Kitchen Door" was the impulsc 
given the nation by the spring cam- 
paign of the National Kmergency Food 
Garden Commission. 

To establish a winter supply "F. O. 
B. the Pantry Shelf" is now the aim 
of the Commission. 

.\ Nation-wide survey has shown that 
more than two million home gardens 
have been planted and cullivatett by thi- 
.\merican people this year. Hy the 
planting of gardens where none grew 
before the country's Food Supply will 
be increased to the extent of $250,(K)0.0(X) 
or more. 

The patriotic duty of every .\merican 
demands the conservation uf this tre- 
mendous output of foodstuffs That the 
vegetables can not be eaten as they 
mature is obvious. Even a small garden 
will produce more vegetables than the 
ordinary family can consume during the 
growing season. With heavily increased 
planting area this season's production 
will create a vast surplus an<l in the 
wartime food crisis this surplus must M 
not be allowed to go tt> waste 

Prevention of the waste that threatens 
calls for the Canning of all Food that 
can be Canned or the Drying of all 
Food that can be Dried. Ry this plan 
only is it possible for .America to enjoy 
the year's enhanced fruitfulness of her 
soil. In no other way may the army 
of Home Gardeners reap the full bene- 
fit of their labors. 

The war has brought about a food 
situation hitherto nnparalliled. The 
entire world looks to .America for solu- 
tion of the problems arising from this 
condition. Unless our food supply is 
used wisely and well the armies and 
domestic population of our Kuropean 
.Allies will suffer famine in its most 
aggravated form. If the war for World 
liemocracy is to be won its battles 
must be fought by soldiers abundantly 
nourished. Wc must feed them. To 
this end we must provide canned and 
«lrifd food products for our own use 
and thus release other food for export. 

The importance of Canning and Dry- 
ing, therefore, was never so vital. These 
things can be done in every household. 
To neglect them is unpatriotic, un- 
.American and unforgivable. 

.As a part of its contribution to 
.\mcrica at War the Commission has 
prepared two booklets for distribution 
to the families of America. One deals M 
'with Home Canning. The other is 
devoted to Home Drying, with sug- 
gestions for Home Pickling and the 
Home Storage of vegetables in their 
I natural state. The expert advice given 



San Francfsco Chamber of Commerca Activitiok 



165 



Trade At A Glance By WeIlnian,Peck& Company New Members Since Last 
Bradstreets Offer Food Suggestions Publication 



SAN FRANCISCO 
\VlioIc>alc and Jobbing Trade — CJood. 
Retail Trade — l-air. 
Maniil'actiiring and Industry — Active. 
Collections — Good. 
Crops — Kxccllent. 
Labor — Scarce. 

SEATTLE 
Wholesale and Jobbing Irade— Fair. 
Retail Trade — Fair. 
Manufacturing and Industry — Active, 
t'ollections — Good. 
Crops — Need rain. 
Remarks: Strict railway strike 

SPOKANE 
Wholesale and Jobbing Trade — .\clivc. 
Retail Trade — Steady. 
Manufacturing and Industry — Active. 
Collections — Good. 
Remarks: Mot wcatlur endangers crops. 

TACOMA 

Wholesale Trade — Good. 

Retail Trade— Quiet. 

Manufacturing an<l Industry — Active. 

Collections — Fair. 

Weather favorable to crops. 

Remarks: Retail trade is hampered by 

street car strike and labor troubles have 

tied up many logging camps and mills. 

PORTLAND 
^ Wholesale Tra<!e- r,(i,i(l. 
y Retail Trade — Fair. 

Manufacturing and Industry — .Active. 
Collections — Good. 

Remarks: Crops sorely in need of 
rain. 

INSURANCE FOR CANTONMENTS 
.\!aj Waller .\. Demp^cy and Capt. 
Samuel 11. Wolfe, Quarterniastcr Offi- 
cers' Reserve Corps, will proceed to 
New* York, N. Y., from Washington, 
for duty in connection with the reduc- 
tion of rates to be charged the Govern- 
ment on compensation and fire insurance 
policies given to cover cantonment con- 
struction, and upon the completion of 
the duty enjoined will return to their 
proper stations. 

ELEMENTS OF A CARTRIDGE 
ORDER 

It is estimated that the Winchester 
Repeating .\rms Co. will be obliged to 
purchase nearly 34,000 tons of various 
metals, to execute the contract re- 
cently received from the government 
for cartridges to be used in small arms. 
It is estimated that 18.000 tons of cop- 
per. 14.500 tons of lead. 740 tons of 
nickel, and 700 tons of spelter will be 
needed in the manufacture of these 
cartridges. 

in tlu-m makes possilde successful I-Ood 
«| .Saving in every home. 

The Home Canning Mamial and the 
Home Drying Nfanual may be obtained 
upon request. For either booklet en- 
close two cents for postage to National 
Emergency Food Garden Commission, 
Maryland Building, Washington, D. C. 



Ihe following letter is issued by 
Wellman, Peck & Company of San 
Francisco. Referring to .Mr. Vrooman's 
speech before the Commercial Club, 
July 18, 1917 he .said: "It is a food 
war," and suggested that it was the 
patriotic duty of the distributor to aid 
the rural producer during the period 
while extra hazard for crop increases 
are being endured. 

Again, your attention is called to the 
first essential for rural prosperity or- 
gani/ation. (^ur new central organiza- 
tion of producers, the "California .Asso- 
ciation of Practical I'armcrs" is now 
accomplishing as rapidly as possible, 
many practical helps. We arc advocates 
of: 

The importation of adaptable farm 
labor. The Government is co-operating 
with us in its transportation. 

Kstablishment of farm labor camps 
under State Supervision. 

Distribution of farm labor We are 
working for reduction in the transporta- 
tion rates for same. 

Fmergcncy money for farmers We 
have the support and influence of the 
Farm Loan Rank toward accomplishing 
a revision of the Farm Loan .Act. 

Establishment of farmers' warehouses 
and farmers' marketing companies. 

Enactment of greatly needed Trespass 
Laws by each county. 

State protection of growing crops, 
warehouses and granaries against in- 
cendiarism. 

Enactment of a pure seed law. 
modeled after the Pure Food Law. 

These activities arc only a part of 
a vast, comprehensive plan by pro- 
ducers, for procliicers and consumers 
working through the strongly organized 
"California .Assn. of Practical Farmers," 
to increase and conserve the food stipply 
of the State, in direct response to 
President Wilson's continuous appeals 
to the producers and urgent admonition 
to distributers, to help win the war. 

Will you please tligest these thoughts 
and then may we have your help? 

Wellman. Peck Sc Comnanv. 
San Francisco. Calif, July 10, 1017. 

JAPANESE INDUSTRIAL GROWTH 

Till- I", ifiii.;!! Traill- I )ii>:irtint iit lias 
receivecl a copy of the Japanese Sup- i 
plemcnt issued as a part of the New ■ 
York Evening Post. The supplement 
is both instructive and interesting, deal- 
ing as it floes with the imlustrial devel- 
opnunt of Japan, its foreign commerce 
in general and commercial relations with 
the ITnited States in particular. 

Looking toward Japan as a potential 
field for the greater part of our own 
import and export business, such publi- 
cations help a long way toward ac- 
quainting us with the tastes, wishes and ' 
requirements of our Japanese customers 
Such an intimate acquaintance is the 
secret of the success of other nations 
long holding first place in the foreign 
trade of the world 



Hill, L. II.. Presitlcnt l-'ageol Motors 
Co.. 1628 Market St. 

Hutler School of Commerce, Business 
School, 720 New Call lUdg. 

Daken Manufacturing Co., Frame 
Mfrs., 1184 Market St. 

Fl Pano Cigar Mfg. Co.. Cigar Mfrs., 
526 Commercial St. 

Evans, Jesse 11. , .Attorney, 310 
Crocker Uldg. 

Gatlardo. Salvador Martinez, Exporter 
and Importer, 300 Cunard BIdg. 

Ileius, Louis G.. Machine Tools and 
Shop ICquipnient, 1037 Monadnock Rhlg. 

Jackson. J. M., Mfrs. Agent. 320 
Market St. 

Pacific Laundry Machinery Co., Laun- 
dry Machinery and Supplies, 761 Fol- 
som St. 

Roma. Rafael. Shipping. 244 Califor- 
nia St. 

St. Louis & Southwestern Ry. Co., 
Transportation. 507 Postal Tel. Rldg. 

S. K. F. Ball Bearing Cx,. of Cal.. 
341 I.arkin St. 

Sinjmons Si Co.. Thomas W.. Im- 
I»ortcrs and Exporters, 202 Orient Bldg 

Tsuchiva. I , Imports and Exports. 709 
Davis St. 

1^ lis 

New Espee Building Almost Ready 

The new .Soutlu-rn Pacil'ic Ihiilding in 
San Francisco, the largest office struc- 
ture west of Chicago, is 92 per cent 
complete, and arrangements are being 
made for its occupancy. One of the 
first items in the furnishing process calls 
for the laying of 24.000 yards of lino- 
leum which came from New York in 
258 cases, the largest shii)ment of that 
commodity to be dispatched to any one 
customer. 

The task of moving the Southern Pac- 
ific's staff of 2,500 officials and em- 
ployes from the Flood Building to the 
new industrial palace at the foot of 
Market Street without interrupting the 
course of business presents many per- 
plexities. It is expected that one de- 
partment at a time will observe m'^ving 
day. 

.Among the many ultra-modern appli- 
ances which make the new office struc- 
ture a model of its kind, is a pneuma- 
tic tube delivery system modeled on the 
lines of a telephone exchange. If a 
clerk in the department of freight ac- 
counts desires to refer a way bill to a 
special accountant four floors al»ove him. 
instea«l of summoning an office boy. he 
puts the way bill in a mailing carrier, 
disi)atches it to "central" and the latter 
after glancing at the destination shown in 
the indicator, shoots it to the proper of- 
fice, all in the space of a few seconds. An 
unusual ventilating system, the largest 
private telephone switchboard in the 
west, anrl an automatic fire-extinguish- 
ing device in every room are other 
features of the new building. 

.All coast construction records were 
broken in the erection of this building 
which now seems likely to be occupied 

year after ground was broken. 



166 



Sun Franclftco Chamber of Commerca Activitios 



SAN FRA.^(Jii>uO 

CHAMBER /COMMERCE 

. ACTIVITIES . 



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Orient Would Welcome 
Co-operation With U. S. 

}\ J Rn^rrrrrantr nf thr larjrr* import- 



placement Bw»*oau 



426. I'liNiiton drBirril by 
auditor and ofTicr manasrr 
present cont] < 

and chief a 

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lornia under ihr aci ui 



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fir»t-cl.i»!i 

Six year* 

»(Tic«* m.in 

inmirancc 

" to be 

cxcrl- 

■i\c abil- 

la married 



I 



promotion. 



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i(y, and has tine reputation, 
and 35 year* of age. 

427. Adverlisinfr. ^ale!l 
< aialoiOic work. purcha»ini{. coat ac- 
countinti 15 Kuccessfnl years experi- 
ence in these lines with lar^e nianu- 
' ■••-•••■ concern*. Wants a permanent 
II with reliable, progressive 
Age 33: married: and can 
furnish best of references from former 



«i!l! "fs at 

ye<.terd.i w York 

vi»it in -^.iTi 1 rancisco 

iMtz is an opiiniiot as re 

<itii«>ns in Jti ' < ' •• 

"I believe 

I in these t . 

ten years. I believe that an 

trd prejudice exists in the 

minds of many as to Japan's attitude 

toward the United States. From long 

experience in the Orient and close ass<»- 

(roo WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW I ciation with the Japanese I am con- rniployers. 
CALL • • - - • KCAraNY 112 | vinced that they sincerely desire amic 428. Responsible position desired by 
^^^^"^"^^■^ .ible relations with this country and a competent arcvuMant. cashier, credit 

will M ( Icome our ccHoperation in the m.m and cm m lias had 10 

• 1. \i I..|.nient of the Orient." ! years office < an<l previous to 

in discussing the present business sit- that was enK-ik-< m m the hardware busi- 

tiatiun Mr. Rosencrant/ said that the ness. Can furnish any number of ex- 

,,„)^. . I. factors were the hiKh rate crllent references 

,,i . ange which now obtains. W-429. Youur woman wishes posi- 

it 1 ^ _ ., as aKainst (>2 before the tion. Is a ccunmercial artist with ex- 
war and the Lick of tonnaRC with con- perience in drauKhtint?. map inakinR, in- 
sc<|uent high freight rates. terior decorating. dcsiKning and drawing 

Mr. Rosencrantz will remain in this ''«-'a»l plans for wh.desalc metal works, 
country about two months enlarging and *^'^- ^,^ ,. ... 

extending his firm's connections. . W-^^?: ^ «»un« wr.m.nn wishes post- 

He said that this country's trade with """ '*"">' 'l":|I'''c«>^ Iniokkeeper and 
by the ij^w and Order Committee of the Orient would be more «|uickly ad- accountant, capable of taking balances 
'^ San pTnnHsrn rhambr of Com- ^ '•^*"" ''"'' '^'^ statemems each 

•Mies to be a disposition to "go with the tide" and 

■ ints throueh- nnt attempt to combat the customs of . ,, . • i • ■ c 

, . .1. • .u- ^ ^^iJ. ...itu ^.\,r^^, ii,„.. ,i„c:r«.i irt position. Has bem in business in San 

n a-ldition to the in-, the peoples with whom they dcsireM to U ^^^. ^ , , -,, ^,^^^^ ... ,, ,^„..,- ,.j 

iTancisco tor /i> years. Well acquainted 

rtiUi w liolcsale and retail trade. Well 

for executive position, such 

KT. office manager or selling 

line 

432. (Office manager, corporation ac- 
■ iniant and correspondent would like 
; -ition in a mercantile house. Has 
.Kiniinistrative ability and wide experi- 
ence. Age 35; married. Would con- 
sider making small investment. 
_ . . , . ^. ».» • . n 1 1 . I •• r .u ui *33. Traffic man wishes responsi- 

PreMdent nf the City National Bank, that a proper solution of the problem ,^,^ position Has had IS years rail- 
In writing for a copyof the river Imes (alleged lack of suf- ^^^^, '^^p„ience in transportation and 



The Aciivitiea is the official organ of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. U»e 
it as such. Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Monday, at noon, of each 
week. f4ake everything thort and to 
the point. 



•LAW AND ORDER" BOOK STILL 
IN DEMAND 
The "Ijiw and i >r.Ur" book issued! 

y 



.•.■••.i! i' .-c of the book it also ia i do business 
' as an .1 ' ' " 

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a collection 
cisc" » •-•» - 
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to the 
tained in 



and 
monlh. 
431. 



Best of references. 
Marrie<l man. age 45. 



wishes 



-t San Fran- 

. .- picked from 

■I'hotographs. examined' 



Curtailment of Service 
on River Lines 



of the value attached ' .^t the recent hearings on the apuli- 

the expression con- 'cation of the river lines for increase 

letter from U. S. Stewart, in their rates the question was raised 



EI 
of 



.IS 

Mr 



revenues to pay operating ex- 



^''''•■"■* ">'»,. l^'*"'''"* -^v.""" "' yy vM-.-"..is -- accounting departments Is marrird. 

nhr writer was. recently, shown a penses and leave a profit on the invest- ^^.^, j^^^^^ ^^^^^j j^ ,, ^^^.^ ^^ 



,, J /-> J . LI owns home and is .».» years ot age. 

copy ot the Ijiw and Order pamphlet mrnt). might be obtained by diminish- j, j, high-grade traffic man and can 

the number of boats so as to furnish best of references. 

inate duplicated services. All ship ^34. Young man. 24 years old. wishes 

tion,;'and'was Vhe properVy'of'coIonH pers who are interested should ^'iy'*^- ^^Z!\7oc^,\ r^c^rc^^^^^^ "'"' 

Drake, of the Virginia Hotel. Long j the Traffic Bureau whether any such 435 Accountant and office manager. 

Reach. California, and naturally he did | curtailment of the service would scri- age 35. married, seeks connection with 

not want to part with his copy. jonsly injure them, keeping in mind wholesale or manufacturing concfrn. 

"The writer is very anxious to secure! that if the duplication in services is I'^V'l*'"'. ^ >'V /"penence and can 

J 11 I .1 t.1- J •/' .• • It. •!• . I J r furnish best of ref.Tenccs 

a copy, and will he greatly obliged if eliminated, there will be less need for 



yon will advise him whether it is possi- 
ble to secure same. 

The same mail brought a request from 
Cnllen A. Cain, manager of the Bisbee 
Daily Review, for two copies. 

Another request received was from 
William A. Bolger. secretary of the 
Lowell Board of Trade. Lowell. Massa- 



W-436. Capable office woman pos- 

an increase in rates since the result sessing tact and initiative wishes posi- 

of the increased loading of the boaH tion of responsibility. University grad- 

retaincd in the service should be an "^'^ familinr with legal and insurance 

... . • work, also publishing business Fxpert 

increase in revenues without «n m- ,,„„^„,,„i,-I. a i« l-l— «-,. ^.».. 

stenographer and bookkeeper; can 

crease in rates. handle correspondence and meet the 

It appeared in the testimony that public, 
many rf the boats are commonly ♦37. Single young man wants posi- 



chusetts. who also was desirous 
securing copies of the book. 



of 



ioaded far below their tonnage capac- 



tion with steamship, shipping or rail- 



road company, managing freight on 
ity. cr in other words that a !ess ^„cks or in freight yard Has ability to 
number of boats could do the business, handle men. 



San rranclsco Chamber of Commerco Actlvi^ios 



167 



Qjariflcs Endoryemen+ 
oCommitteCa 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 



If you are inlere«ted write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commerce giving number. 



Marine Department 



WARNING 

The Charities Kmlorseincnt Com- 
niittec desires to impress on the 
nu-nil)ership, that a close and 
searching scrutiny be made of AI-I- 
reqiiests for contributions, particu- 
larly foreign, so-called patriotic 
and other appeals bearing a sem- 
blance of relief or charity. The 
Committee has no desire to hurt 
any appeal that is legitimate, but 
as many solicitations now being 
made in this city by misdirected 
and misguided people for objects 
ix^t worthy of consideration arc 
being brought to the attention of 
the Committee, it feels it incum- 
bent to issue this warning to the 
membership. Owing to the war 
situation many people arc taking 
advantage of a patriotic fervor to 
organize groups to carry on a 
variety of relief work that is 
neither economically sound or nec- 
essary. 

The Charities Endorsement Com- 
mittee's Information Bureau 
Kearny 112 is equipped to a<lvise 
members of all the data in con- 
nection with these appeals. 



438. .Man \v iu) i)a> iiaii alxmt 15 
years experience in various capacities 
such as cashier, bookkeeper, etc., would 
like position as manager of an office 
building, hotel or club. 

439. Civil engineer, 35 years of age, 
technical graduate, wishes position as 
executive with industrial plant, or a 
buyer of materials. Thoroughly famil- 
iar with plant construction and opera 
tion. .Accustomed to handling men. 
Desires permanent local connection, and 
willing to prove ability. Mas clean 
record and credentials. 

440. Responsible executive position 
desired by active, resourceful man, who has 
had five years experience as executive 
officer of large and important state 
commission bureau at salary of $275 
per month. 

POSITIONS OPEN 
A-441. I'rolessional supply ln>use 
wants an exceptionally well qualified, 
neat salesman of fine moral character 
for detail work in important part of 
San Francisco, also traveling salesman 
to acquire quick knowledge of inside 
^ department leading to management of 
small sales force under him. .Answer 
by letter stating age. nationality and 
salary expected Excellent references 
and bond required. 



1593. Harceluna (Spain) commission 
firm would like t») get in touch with 
.Xnu-rican manufacturers, importers and 
exporters who might desire representa- 
tion in .Spain. References 

1594. Shanghai (China) manufac- 
turers' representative, importer and ex- 
porter, would like to communicate with 
.American manufacturers, importers and 
exporters who might desire representa- 
tion in Shanghai. 

1595. Santiago (Cuba) commission 
nterchant would like to communicate 
with American firms who might desire 
representation in Cuba. References. 

1596. Osaka (Japan) firm, nianufac- 
turers of buttons, i)rusliis ami whale- 
bone articles would like to communicate 
with importers of above. 

1597. Paris (France) furriers would 
like to communicate with exporters of 
raw skins. 

1598. New York (N. V.) commercial 
organization in the interest of one of 
its clients in Havana. Cuba, would like 
to communicate with exporters of dried 
codfish, dried fruits, raisins, prunes, 
apricots, preserved peaches, cherries, etc. 
who might desire representation in Cuba 
and the West Indies. 

1599. Shanghai (China) firm would 
like to get in touch with wholesale 
importers of silk, antimony, egg yolk, 
albumen and all other China product";. 

1600. Santiago (Cuba) commission 
merchant would like to communicate 
with firms interested in all classes of 
articles, especially provisims. who de- 
sire representation in Cuba. References. 

^ l« 
MIDDLE WESTERN AGENT 

Tile Nati nal .S.ilcs Company, Fisher 
Ruilding. Chicago. Illinois, is desirous of 
securing the names of responsible con- 
cerns in San Francisco who wish to 
secure representation in the central part 
of the country. Thev prefer to represent 
mantifacturirs of oils, coffee, rice, flour, 
fruits, molasses, lumber or mining 
products. 

.At the present time they are handling 
a number of specialty lines that are sold 
direct to the consinners. but wish to 
devote their future efforts to staple prod- 
ucts that can be sold to the jobbers, 
dealers and large industrial users. 

REPRESENTATION IN ST. PAUL 
Edward N. Cummings, .'?24 Paris Street. 
San Franci«ico. is desirous of securing 
agencies for California products and 
goods of whatever nature that may not 
as yet have been introdiice«l in Min- 
nesota. Wisconsin. Iowa. N'orth Dakota 
and South Dakota. Cummings is re- 
turning to St. Paul where he formerly 
lived to open an office as general agent 
for California product* in an endeavor 
Ito create a demand for the same. 



Mritish Steamer War Monarch, 
launched front the I'nion Iron Works, 
.May 16th of this year, steamed from 
this port July 15th for Portlan«l. Ore. 
to load cargo for off shore. 

Steamer I.ucinda llanify was launched 
from F'ulton's Yard. San Pedro, Jiily 
15th. The vessel was constructed for 
J. R. llanify & Co. of this city, to be 
used in the coastwise trade carrying 
lumber. 

Pacific Mail Steamship Co.'s .Steamer 
Peru, arriving here last week from 
.Mexican and Central .American ports 
had aboard 2,000 tons of coffee and 
500 tons sugar. 

British Bark Lord Templetown, carry- 
ing a cargo of 85,000 cases of case oil, 
arrived at Sydney July 14lh from Port 
.Arthur. Texas, via the Panama Canal. 

.All sailing vessels mar the British 
coasts or harbors must hereafter be 
towed under admiralty or<lers after July 
10th presumably to avoid drifting into 
mine fields, according to an admiralty 
announcement received at State De- 
|)artnient on July 7th from Consul Gen- 
eral .Skinner, London. 

British Bark Normamiy, 1,097 tons has 
been chartered to load lumber at Mobile 
for Montevideo or Buenos Ayres at 
$63 per thousand, which is said to be a 
high record rate. 

Oliver J. Olson, who ju-^t returned 
from Coos Bay states that he will 
shortly contract with Kru'^e & Banks for 
the building of another steamer which 
will have a carrying capacity of 
2,000,000 feet of lumber. 

Matson Line Steamer Maui, arriving 
here last week from the Islands, brought 
98,783 bags sugar, 800 tons molasses in 
bulk, 49,627 cases canned pines and 
considerable other cargo such as hides, 
coffee, rice, bananas, etc. 

N'ext sailing dates of the Oceanic 
Steamship Co.'s steamers from this port 
known as the Sydney Short Line are as 
follows: Sonoma August 7th. Sierra 
.August 28th, Ventura September 18th. 
all steamers of this line touch at Hono- 
! lulu and Pago Pago bound to and from 

I the .Antipodes. 

I 

Barge St James recently purchased by 
the Rolph Navigation & Coal Co. left 
Everett July 18th for Eureka, carrying 
1,. 100,000 feet of lumber for ship building 
plant. 

Java Pacific Steamer Tjisondari. arriv- 
ing here last week from Batavia brought 
a large amount of rubber, oil, tobacco, 
copra, rice, sugar, groceries, etc.; a con- 
siderable amount of this rubber is to be 
trans-shipped to Eastern markets. 

Coast Guard Boat Sentinel, recently 
lauched at Tibbetts Yard, Alameda, is 
having 125 horsepower engines installed: 
when completed vessel will be eqiiii>pe<l 
with two guns forward, and one aft and 
is to be used along the California 
Coast. The vessel is to be turned over 
ito the Government in about one week. 



168 



S«n Friknclcco CKumber of Commerco Actlvifi«t 



Transportation Export Licenses Explained A^^on^ the Momberr 
Department por Benefit of Shippers __ 



SACRAMENTO VALLEY CLASS 
RATES 

\ »iatcmrnt of rhr nrw riatf r%tr* 

•r,.rii S 

. will liut ! 
it to the A 



Bureau. 



STOCKTON CLASS RATES 

Thr Catifori'i.i Kai'r a.! Comnii»*ion 

, , ;, ! l')th of lhi« 

• ,.•:>• 1 .1 Fc, South- 

rr- \'.i \Vc»icrn Pacific to 

.,\a:I t of the authority 

.•>;;.! 4. I9I4. to in- 

', a». • from San I'ran- 
•r..tn a ten cent to an 

!ice of the '•"• 

rn the rait I) 

r.iti-« L'liiiii.' ;■ 

lor 

the 

tl a supple- 

r the rector 
after a h 
1 the nr 

.,• . ;• r ;..». The railroads 1 

:. ; u> > •- .4:iiiounced the eflfective •' 
of the new ratct. 






TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

Walton N. Moore. Chairman, Walton 
N Moore Dry Goods Co., Front and 
Market Streets. 

C V Michaels, Langley & Michaels, 
50 1st Street. 

R H Swayne. Swayne fie Hoyt. 430 
San»ome Street. 

F A. Somers. Somers fie Co., 240 
California Street. 

Henry P. Dimond. *^•■.-^r^:.^v. Dried 
Fruit As»n. of Cal , 2' mia St. 

C. H Bentley, Cal i .^ Corpora- 
tion, 120 .Market Street. 

Sa 1 t),. ..•.,. id. L. Dinkelspie) -^ 

Co. reet. 

Gij.^i vf. Sossman, Worn..,.. 

& Co.. 140 Spear Street. 

W. Jf. Rand. Jr. F. W. Walworth 
Co. Rialto BuildinfT 

A. Chrisicson, Wells Fargo & Co.. 
2nd and Mission Streets. 

Atholl McP • ' Adding- Mc Bean fit 
Co.. Crocker 

W. T. Snuiii. I .•• iiic Hardware fit 
Steel Co, 7th and Townsend Streets. 

Morgan A. Gunst, M. A. Gunst f'- 
201 California Street. 

Wm. A. Landry. Dunham. Carri. 
fie Hayden Co.. Kansas and Di%-i 
Streets. 



Shipments to Canada to be 
Facilitated 

Pi ^ 

EXPORT LICENSES 

In ci» '■!» i«ir rx- 

■-rt licci :.nt Wilson''. 

■I control provUiiiAlion, thr 
^tralive board of the \'.%\> 
V il has decided that the followiuK 
<■• are nuhjrct to the provisions of 

Si: i-. nitrate of potash. 

tu It/ 'i. !i <•. uri. ' ' — pea«, con- 
;> r *ri| milk, stf i-rl. shapes. 

ait<I milled s!'-- ' auKlcs, lees 

beams, and I pLites of 

orilinary lank '.ilsleel floor 

plate*, rosin and turpentine. w.-tshinK- 
powder. h.ind lantern oil. toluol, luhri- 
laling oil. steel plates, malt, lank 
plnte< and boiler plalrs. soap and soap 
products, and vegetable oils. 

License Explained 
On discussine the form and disp 

' . •: blanks. ofTici.-ii^ 

•1 'aid: 

I i.i •i.i.-ii.M. ■ .1^ it-en raised as to 

how a license can be surrendered both 

lo the stcamshin company and the 

custom bouse. The answer is simple. 

Tlir exporter receives the license in 

■ate. and he itirns both copies 

tn the steamshin company in 

for a steamship permit Thr 

comnanv turns both tho 

■ :i;.;i:;a! and duplicate over to ibe 

ctistnms authorities with Its rlrar.ince 

j>aj>rrs 

Balance License To Be Arranged 
"DtfTiiMilties artsine where eoods cov- 
ered bv a license are not forwarded in 
one lot will be «eltl«"d in one of sev- 
eral wavs. Tn the first nlace. a man 
[may apply for and receive as many 
j licenses as he requires. A 'balance 
license* is beintr arranged for. to t.ike 
I care of anv balance of goods wbi'-h are 
not shipped under the original license 
A 'blanket license' is being arranged 
for. to cover specific commodities ship- 
ped by specific firms to certain coun- 
tries. 

"In the case of shinments to Canad--'. 

rfcrs are advised th.it steps h.nve 

taken to farilitale such sbipmcpfs 

.11..; »ba» they need not apply for a 

[specific license. Shipments to Canada 

fTi^iv \->f fTwarded as berefofo -r " 



BUYERS FROM PHILIPPINES 

If t« rep'^Tlrd from ManiLi th.Tt llie 

Philippine eovernmenf will send a eom- 

fT-Ut;,,- ,,' tJiree to the Ignited Stales 

s and eqiMpment for the 

.Senator Oueron. General 

• Mo and Major T. T.. Harl- 

n selected as members of 

•on Tt is probable that 

^.ran was formerly from 

I ricago 



The Old Homestead Baking Company. 
!'>!?! .111.1 ShMtwrll Streets, will enlarge 
1'^ ;•'■"'! I'> the addition of two or three 

• s and the installation of new 
•■s 

& Co.. with J M Millard as 

is a new hardware company 
" soon al 135 New 

» 
• .» .'•'.. .ililt are enlarging their 
present store. 

The International Harvester Co.. 15lh 
Street and Pntrero Avenue, will in- 
crease its warehouse space by the addi- 
tion of 20.000 square feel. 

F. M. Swireles has opened offices at 
201 Sheldon Building, representing Jos. 
Won<ls fit Sons Co . of New York City. 
Cotton goods is the line. 

Roos Brothers have added another 
link lo their chain of California stores. 
Contracts have been si^'ned for the 
building and equipment of a new store 
al Fresno The opening of the new 
' -' 'Idishmenl is planned for March 1. 
It is said that this will be the 

• perfectly equipped men's, women's 
and children's outfitting store in the 
state. 

The Commercial Iron Works has recently 
located at 497 Fifth Street and will 
specialire in box nailing machinery in 
addition to doing general iron work ^ 

C. 11 Carcass, located at 3750 Seven- % 
leenlh Street, is manufacturing awninus. 

An addition to the garment making 
industry of the city is the establish- 
ment of a coat-making shop at WU 
Market Street, under the proprietorship 
of S. Goldschneider. 

The B Chicorp Abbatoir Co. IfiOO 
F.vans .^venue. has succeeded to the 
business of .Salles & Chicorp They arc 
engaged in sheep slaughtering. 

.Mbert Bert<ohemrnn has recently 
opened a printing plant at 1038 Folsom 
Street. 

The old I-undstrom hat factory is 
now occupied by the Western Hat 
Manufacturing Co. who are turning out 
men's felt bats of every description. 



WAR BOARD APPEALS 

The Railrnad.s' War Rnard has ad- 
dressed a plea to public service com- 
missions and all State. County and 
Municipal authorities throughout the 
United States urging the co-operation 
with the railroads in a suspension dur- 
ing the period of the war of "all ef- 
forts not designed to help directly in 
winning the war". 

FUEL FAMINE THREATENED 
It is not yet loo late for the Federal 
Government to avert the threatened fuel 
famine in California, but relief leei«la- ■ 
lion must be enacted nuirkly if disaster 
is lo be avoided This is the view of 
well informed captains of industry here 
who say that the consumption of crude 
oil in California is now 60.000 barrels a 
day above production 



San Tranclsco Chamber of Commerco Activities 



169 



Business for You 



Scaled proposals in duplicate will br 
received at the office of the Dcpartincni 
Quartcniiabter, Sati i-'ranciscu, until II 
o'clock July 30th for the periuil AuKU^t 
Ut to August 31st to lie liirni>hed at 
Menio Park, California. 20th National 
Guard Division. Bids are culled for on 
fresh beef, butter, «>leoniarn.irine as 
needed. 

July 31. 1917. at 1030 A M. bids 
will be opened at the offices i>f the gen- 
eral purchasing officerb for the Panama 
Canal in Washington for a variety of 
oils, varnishes, etc. 

August 1. 1917, at II A. M., bids will 
be opened at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster, 601 .Market Street, for 
a quantity of straw to be delivered at 
Camp American Lake, Wash. The 
straw is to be of rye, oat or wheat and 
of the highest grade of the locality. 

August 2, 1917, at 10 A. M., bids will 
be opened at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason for mis- 
cellaneous supplies. 

August 3, 1917. at 10 A. M.. bids will 
be opened at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster, at Fort Mason, for mis- 
cellaneous supplies. This list contain> 
a large amount of stationery supplies 
Complete details are on file at the 
Chamber. 
W^ Hammer & Company. 310 Clay Street. 

^^ San Francisco, wish to get in touch 
with packers of sardines and tuna tish 
in California. 

Miss D. J. Estes, Battle Mountain, 
Nevada, wishes to correspond with 
wholesale millinery dealers. 

Mr. H. S. Kneedlcr, Secretary of the 
San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce, 
desires to get in touch with representa- 
tives of eastern glass jar manufacturers. 

Stephen Maxwell, c/o Spreckcis Hotel. 
Spreckels, California, has a quantity of 
old newspapers and magazines for dis- 
posal. 

LeRoy A Taylor. Box 59, Clovcrdale, 
has some tire-brick clay he wishes to 
place on the market. 

De Laval Dairy Supply Co. wishes to 
get in touch with a wool scouring 
plant. 

Standard Chemical Manufacturing Co., 
Omaha, Nebraska, is interested in 
buyers of incubators and poultry sup- 
plies in car lots. 

Mist General Merchandise Store. Mist. 
Madera County, Cal.. is in the market 
for Mason and Economy fruit jars in 
wholesale quantities. 

Chas. A. Rowley, Gila Bend, Ariz., is 
seeking a market for a large quantity 
of honey. 

Mrs. J. H. Pierson. 433 Glenn Ave.. 
Fresno, Cat., has a quantity of tin and 
^ lead foil for .sale. 

G. H. Barbour, R. D. 2, Long Beach, 
Cal.. is seeking a market for tulc grass 
suitable for covering for l>ottles. etc. 

Mr. J. W. Angle. Willcox. Arizona, 
has a great many cattle to ship and is 
seeking a market. 



Opportunity For Oriental 
Trade Investigation 
Offered Businessmen 



Shipping Committee 
Named to Attend Con- 
ference in Washington 



•M 



It i> Klin rally conceded the Orient 
will be the future market lor .^an 
Francisco. To i;-.' •• "iviuitage of (his 
market proper ns must be 

made for rcpr' This can 

only be done satisiactorily by a personal 
visit. This usually takes time which 
can ill be spared. Now San Francisco 
merchants have an opi>ortunity to visit 
all the principal Oriental ports without 
change and only taking three months 
time The Santa Cruz sails on August 
6th and there will probably be no other 
opportunity in the near future as ad- 
vantageous. E.\ports to China, japan, 
hulia. Straits Settlements. Hongkong 
and Dutch ICast Indies for first five 
months of 1916 from San Francisco 
were $20.4>!9.152 and for same period 
in 1917 $2S.566,477. During same period 
and to same countries from Pugct Sound 
they were 1916: $21,949,064 and 1917: 
$40,012,692. Arc San Francisco mer- 
chants going to allow other cities to 
beat them out? 

GO TO THE ORIENT— MAKE 
SATISFACTORY LOCAL REPRE 
SENTATION AND THERE IS NO 
REASON WHY SAN FRANCISCO 
MERCHANTS SHOULD NOT GET 
THEIR SHARE. 

REMEMBER 

The war won't last forever — Ships will 
be provided after the war to handle our 
foreign commerce AND THEY WILL 
S.ML FRO.M THE PORTS THAT 
HAVE THE BUSINESS TO OFFER 
AND WHICH BUSINESS WAS 
WORKED UP Dl'RING THE W \R 
READY '-fH^ TMi- i.M'^n \FTER 
PEACE 

MINING IN MEXICO 

Inquiry anioii^r '.nine of the largest 
mining interests with properties in 
Mexico reveals the information that in 
the Slate of Sonora has developed the 
greatest interference with operations on 
the part of any of the local govern- 
ments. .Mong the eastern part of 
Mexico, including the States of Durango. 
San Luis Potosi. Cnahuila. Nueva Leon 
and Zaratccas, no obstructions have 
been placed in the way of operations, 
and in addition to those concerns which 
have been working for some time, others 
have prepared for an early resiunption. 

1 lie Department of .Xgricultnrc's crop 
report for July was issued Monday. 9th. 
and shows that the farmers of the 
I'nited States have responded to the 
appeal of the administration for in- 
creased production to the extent of 
6.093.000.000 bushels of food stuffs. The 
wheat crop is estimated at 678.000.000 
bushels, corn 3.124,000.000. barlev 214- 
000.000. oats 4.rl.000,000. rye 56.100.000. 
rice 34.400.000. and white potatoes with 
a record crop of 452.000.000 bushels. 



.\ meeting of the Pacific Shipping and 
.Maritime Committee was held on July 
23rd lo arrange for delegates to attend 
the conference in Washington called by 
the .Secretaries of Coinnurce ami Labor 
to consider methods lor closer co-op- 
eration between ship operators and their 
otTicers and seamen and devise plan-, for 
increasing the number available. The 
following committee was appointed: 

Capt. J. S. Gibson, of Seattle, Chair- 
man; Mr. H. L. Corbett, Portland; C. 
W. Cook, San Francisco; Robert New- 
ton Lynch, San I'rancisco; R. H. 
Swayne, San F'rancisco; C. P. Converse, 
San F'rancisco, Secretary; Rea E. May- 
nard, Los Angeles. 

The committee will arrive in Washing- 
ton in time to confer with delegations 
from the (Jreat Lakes, Gulf and .At- 
lantic Coasts. 

It is hoped at this conference that 
concessions will be made by both «ides 
resulting not only in entire liarmony but 
in securing the maximum number of offi- 
cers and men for the ships now being 
built and to assist the Allies of the 
United States. In any event it will 
form a foundation for future get-to- 
gether meetings which will un<lo»iblc«My 
be beneficial lo all concerned. 

FOOD CONSERVATION 

No small part in the national effort 
for food conservation is to be played 
by the University of California. Fol- 
lowing the correspondence between 
l'"r»o<l .Administrator Hoover and Dean 
Hatfield of the University, the home 
economics department has been called 
upon to furnish instructors for classes 
in food conservation and dietetics, and 
such classes are now being formed 
under the direction of Dr. Agnes l'. 
Morgan within a wide radius of the 
University campus. Several such classes 
have already completed the course out- 
lined by Mr. Hoover and others are 
starting on the work, which covers the 
following topics: World Situation; 
Hoover Plan, organization for food con- 
servati^^in. federal, state, local; Food 
Conservation Measures, use of local 
foodstuffs, use of perishables, elimina- 
tion of waste, conservation of wheat, 
fats, sugars, meats, preservation of 
perishable foods, adefjuate feeding for 
health; demonstrations of war breads; 
Food Preservation, demonstrations of 
canning; demonstration of drying; Fun- 
damentals of an Adequate Diet, adults, 
children, infants; Methods of Organiz- 
ing Local Groups into a working unit. 

Each class admits 15 women to a 
series of fifteen lessons. Further in- 
formation may be secured by addressing 
the office of the Extension Division, 
301 California Hall, Berkeley, or the 
San Francisco Office. 309 Lick Building 



The Industrial Advance of 







ONLY PAINT BRUSH FACTORY ON THE COAST 



EXHIBIT NUMBER EIGHT 




Firm Brought Here From Seattle by Chamber. 



Thr new factory of the Morck Brush 

i'uny is located at the corner of 

th aixl Tehama Streets. This 

i> h manufactures brushes 

ription, and which special- 

ue» in high grade paint and varnish 

brushes was located, in October. 1915. 

through the efforts of the Chamber of 

Commerce. They employed at that 

lime four workers and occupied 7.5UU 

square feet. Twice, since locating, they 

' ' " '1 by increasing busi- 

■ ir factory and they 

II". « .... ; ,rc feet and give 

work to : vees. 

Pri'>' • ••• •'■• 

pany 

ill f} ..... ... ; .. 



EXPORTS 


OF SCRAP 1 


FROM 


SAN 


FRANCISCO 








Tons 


Value 


July- December. 1916 


S.680 


$84,335 


1917 








January 




611 


8.470 


February 




825 


17.780 


March 




250 


5.400 


April 




542 


21.650 


May 
Total. 11 months 


1407 
9315 


39.569 


H 77.224 



the fact that their 
> iti San i-'rancisco 
th year in 
~ the advan- I 
tages of the San i r.iiKt-ci> market 
Beforr kn-atinp hrrc Mr. Morck thor- 
I the various citie"* 
«iie for hi* plant 



exceeded that ot 
the niirthcrn city. 



Sati t r.-»i. 
matter of 



're The rapid growth of his 
trms his judgment. 



' xcept for ship-plates and some types 
■I heavy beams the shops and foundries 
of the I*.-icihc Coast can supply all of 
rli. II' .. iijncry and steel rcijuircd in 
' :ction of the steel .nnd wooden 

•<* . h will be built on this coast- 

.\ serious condition, however, confronts 
the western iron and steel foundries. 
.Approximately 90 per cent of these de- 
pend almost entirely upon iron and 
•eel scrap in the operation of their 
■■!ants. This material is becoming very 
scarce, due, partly, to the embargo , 
which the Canadian Government has 



I'l.iii"! mxiii si r.i|» rimiing into the 
L'nitcd St.itcs and partly to the ex- 
portation from this country. 

The above fiKurrs show the exporta- 
tion of scrap from San F'rancisco. 

The Industrial Department of the 
Cliainbcr of Commerce is at present 

. .:vt\ in making a survey of the 
. :><lry industry in California and, in 
co-operation with the California Foun- 
drymen's Association is securing data 
which, upon analysis, will be used to 
correct conditions in the industry which 
.ire retarding its growth. 



I A NEW OIL REFINERY 

The .MillifT Refming Company, with 
offices at 324 Sharon Building have 
taken over the property of the old 
National Oil Company at Rodeo, Cal- 
ifornia, and are now turning out lubri- 
cating, fuel and illuminating oils. They 
have been operating about two months 
and at the present time are specializing 
on lubricating oils. Mr. S. S. Lawrence. 
the treasurer of the company, is in 
charge of the San Francisco oflFice. 



■MMMT-cowHtMAM rra.. CO.. 



>«— «««««»»«»»x>»> 






CHAMBER OF COHflERCE ACTIVITIES 




• ^ 'GATEWAY A ""^^^ Si^M 

fc./^ATED JUVXjg 




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to 



The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
EVEKY THURSDAY — AUGUST ^v... P.M7 



V^o. 31 



LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE TO CIRCULATE ANTI-INJUNCTION ADDRESS 



Argument By Chamber's Attorney At Public Hearing Subject of Wide-Spread Comment 



v.'Aiiliv 



SUBJECT MATTER ONE FOR THE ATTENTION OF BUSINESSMEN 




MOXG the many subjects 
of U'Kislation in which the 
Chamber of Commerce and 
business interests of the 
State were vitally con- 
cerned dnrinK the recent 
session ol the LeRislatiire at Sacra- 
mento, was the Anti-Injunction Hill 
This bill was practically a copy of the 
so-called Model Anti-Injunction Hill in- 
troduced by the American Federation 
of Labor into the Legislatures of eigh- 
teen states during the Spring. It h;i> 
been called labor's Rill of Rights. Al- 
though the bill was defeated in all but 
two of the eighteen states, it is still a 
very vital issue because of the expressed 
determination to re-introduce it where 
ever it has been «Iefeated. Rumors 
have been heard that it would be made 
the subject of an initiative petition in 
this State. 

The Anti-Injunction Hill, after pass- 
ing both houses of the California Legis- 
lature, was finally vetoe<l by Governor 
William D. Stephens following a public 
1,, .r,„,r Tt which Mr. Ma.x J. Kuhl. 
ing the San I'rancisco Chamber 
lercc and eighteen other large 
'•rK'ani/ations of California, presented 
arguments tending conclusively to prove 
that the enactment into law of this bill 
would be to place upon the statute 
books a most extrenu- piece of radical 
and revolutionary legislation. 

The argument presented by the Cham- 



SALVADOR EARTHQUAKE 
RELIEF FUND 

The Chainl)er I)a.> been made 
official custodian of a fund for 
the relief of the Salvador earth- 
quake suflTerers. At a meeting 
held on Tuesday morning. William 
H. Crocker, Mortimer Fleishhacker 
and I'rank H. .Xnderson appointed 
the fidlowing committee ft)r the 
collection of money to be for- 
warded to Carlos .Melendcz. Pres- 
ident of Salvador: Jonas Bloom, 
Frederick J. Kostcr, George X. 
O'Mrien. I'rcderick Raruch and 
John Clausen. The fund is to be 
distributed among the poor an<l 
needy classes. A committee will 
call for your contribution 



ber of Commerce on this occasion was 
the subject of wide comment, many 
requests being received for copies. To 
meet this demand the Law and Or<ler 
Committee of the Chamber of Com- 
merce is having an edition of the argu- 
ment prepared, which will be ready for 
distribution during the present week. 

.Argument is hardly a fair term. The 
presentation made before the Governor 
was in such form that it makes enter- 
taining and instructive rca<ling for every 
person at all interested in keeping in 
contact with important problems aflTect- 



ing his daily life or goveriunenlal af- 
fairs. 

In publishing this address, the Law 
and Order Committee of the .San Fran- 
cisco Chamber of Commerce is continu- 
ing the broad educational plan under 
which it is seeking t(» keep the best 
tliought of California and the Western 
.States in touch with the problems af- 
fecting the business man and emj)loyer 
which, for their solution. rei|uire unity 
of effort among business nun generally. 

The Law and Order Committee is a 
local institution, but the problems that 
it has to meet and solve are general. 
That the Committee and the Chamber 
of Commerce are accomplishing a defin- 
ite result in tliis general informative 
propaganda, was cvidence<l during the 
recent legislative campaign when, at the 
personal apj>eal of I'resi<lent I'rederick 
J. Koster, eighteen major organizations 
and scores of firms and in<lividuals of 
state wide prominence, gave their sup- 
port to the Chamber of Commerce in 
its work. 

In giving the Chamber's argument a 
wide-spread reading the Committee is 
bringing to a fitting conclusion its legis- 
lative program. Rut it is also laying a 
sound foundation before thoughtful men 
throughout the State that will safely 
forestall any attempt to place this in- 
iquitous and radical measure again be- 
fore the voters or the legislative rep- 
resentatives of California. 



179 



San Francisco Now Pacific Coast Censorship 
Headquarters 



International Silver Com- 
pany Open Offices and 

Warerooms in S.F. * 



T^ir ('.•!!. vtiiiif Cen*orfthip rcguUlion* 

r 



i«i1>K- ti:iiiili<'r of (III- firm, "t .111 

'< i(h ■ larRcr ami more 
I'lay of silvrrwirc than i» < 
1 Uc iull iirf:i;v ui)U ail- til thr - ■> o( the liilriiMtiuiial 

•rndrr n»ii»l appf-ar «»n ihr Silver in \'cw York, ihc 

■ iJai roinpanv 

.vfunmt and 



^rs a» •ignatures will not 



i.SSEL'S NAME KEOUIKKD 



Mill be accepted 
-Tiiany or an> 
. in I he pro»t 



.„ . .^mating in or dct- 
lan lerntory may be written 



vUU«>U Ut the VkAt. 

2, i.AVt.i'vr.F 

(1) 

be aen- 
any air 

tit 
in 

i to Central and South 
All West ln«lie_» and ti 

points reached by the Pacific r 
may be written in F.nRli«h. I- ; 
Spanith or authorized code. 

(d) MetMRea to the Dutch ^''h-pvpipbc 
Indies mu»t be written in English ; nop*^*^^'*-**^- 



, li tl . 
oT to a 

nut be conikiderrd a part of th' 

■ 11 

-aniii without text will no' 

MM.l.E WORD c, 
passed when censor 1- 
t'Uin F.nRlish word or when a - 
I code word translates into two or : 
words umlrriitandalile to the censor. 

9. Sri PKISSKJNS AND DELAYS: 
All ( may be stopped, dc- 

I.ivrd o[ i>c dealt with at the dis- 

ion oi the censor and without no- 
• to the senders. 

10. INFORM.XTION TO 



other language or cmie permitted. 



\ r '_ improve 

edition;. 

Scott's Tenth Edition. 

Western Union (Not including 5-let- 
ter edition). 

I.icbcr'a (Not including S-letter 
edition). 

lientley's complete phrase code ( N'ot 
including the oil and mining supple- 
ments). 

Broomhall's Imperial Combination 
Code. 

Tr.x ,inh.itl's Imperial Combination, 



from 1 

or atitl. 

fiKurcs 

with No 

tic Cotton Code. 39th month 

{two a< 

?th edition. 

i/ed on cablegrams 



edition. 

Riverside Cdr 

A Z (N 
to British ; -is) 

4 ADDRESSES; 

■f ■ 

Ct" 
for 

A- 

pr . . 

1917, may be used on 

not pa^'tnc Av<-r Trnn« 

M 

t» 

Ot I lir iii< - ' -i^i 

considered part of ■ ' ;• 

is for the inform a»> 

S. sir,NATr: 

All I si be ftigned. In 

case o: ti. by the surname 

at least; in caic ■>; a firm or organiza 
tton. either by the surname of a re- 



When a cablenrram dors not conform 

' i"ns, or i 
r. the V 
.. ■. .......iKh the .,ii.. . ^ 

rumpanics at which the 

■1. 

11. FIGURES: 

Unrelated numbers or code word.s 
I which translate into unrelated numbers 
tare prohibited. 

j 12 SERIAL NU.MBERS: 

CablcKrams may be serially numbered 

""" ■• ' in plain figures 

'inn into plain 

. ..> ........ ;... ..'kt must begin 

1 on the tirst day of each 

At the ..pti -ii of the sender, 

V he added to 

.iig the day of 

h. Un tlu lir-t nine days of 

the month the numeral shall he preceded 

I'V a 7cro Serial niinihers. whrn v-n], 



When tlie W is inktallcil 

on the liflh ' .'welcrs iUiild- 

!ing, 150 Post Street, there will be 
reprr«rntrd an investment of one-half 
Ts. The oprniiiK of the San 
lanch. whiili will be the 
. iters (or twelve 
I part of a thir- 

. -"!' ■■' 'lie display 

cd by the at the 

I'acilic Intern.. vposition. 

' »utes which will clear their busi- 

fhron^'h the San Francisco oflTire 

I New Mexico, V 

California. Neva 

< 'n K''". ** •' ' ' ' ' ' M'Mii.in.i, 

.Alaska and liy it is 

planned to 1 . , . the ex- 
porting branch tor the Onent. 

E. V. Saunders is manager of the 
j Pacific Coast Division. The San Fran- 
cisco showrooms Acrnpv th** rntirr fifth 
floor of the Jew ' 
a floor space of 
an ad<litioiial 2.<' -.in \-. 

basenu-nt. In a' 
"'■>ins there art 



the sen 
the mont 



JAPANESE COMMISSION 

HERE AUGUST 

THIRTEENTH 

The ofTiiial Japanese Commission 
will arrive in San Francisco on 
l.^th. The representatives 
Orient will stay in San 
■ for srvf' •'-■>-; before 
< for \' I Ar- 

ts are ade by 

- o city otticials for 
n while in this city, 
ion will proceed from 
• directly to Wa-h- 



■'> the di 

:.;cly appoi: 

. utive offices, clerical offices, ofin < s 
out-of-town buyers, packing an<l 
store rooms and a complete plant for 
the re-furbishing of silverware. .Members 
of the Chamber who are interested arc 
invited by .Mr. Saunders to inspect the 
di.splay. 



shall be the last word in the message 
preceding the signature. 

13. TEST WORDS: 

Test words are permited in cablegrams 
containing the transfer of money where 
proper affidavits covering the use f»f 
such test words have been hied with 
the Chief Cable Censor at Washington. 
The test word must be the first word 
in the body of the message. 

14. COMMODITY: 

\s a general rule, the commodity 
^ luld be included in the message. It 
may be omitted at the discretion of the 
censor if it appears in the translation 
::!<d by the sender in a manner satis- 
i.Ktory to the censor. If it is omitted 
III a message arriving from a for< i. '^ 
source, then the cen.sor, if he think 
expedient, may demand the comnioiliiy 
from the addressee. 

15 PROHIBITED: 

(a) viii.i ,rv information. 

(b) enemy. 

(c) i n of .tII trans-ocean 
movement of v< - ! 

(d) Private c< •. - 

(e^ Cablegrams obscure and nut un- 
derstandable to the censor. 



San Trancfsco Chamber of Commerca Actlvlflas 



173 



Trade At A Glance By 
Bradstreets 



SAN tkANCISCO 
WholcsaK- nii.l I..H.in« Tr.i-Ic — Fair. 
Retail Ti 

Manufacr 1 InduMry— Active. 

(■ " •• 

1 1'. vet lli-nt. 

1 t lii>t aiul <!rN 

SEATTLE 

Wholoali aiul JohliiiiK Track Uu.mI 
Retail 'Iradf— Fair. 
'• ^ an<i Industry— Active. 

• ood. 

Remarks— Labor troubles. 

TACOMA 

Wholesale Tra<Ic — (iood 

Retail Trade— Uuict. 

Manufacturini! and Industry— Active. 

Coll. ! air. 

Cro !;iin. 

Reni ;;ikcs arc seriously interfcr- 

inK with lumber operations, and labor 

is siarce, 

LOS ANGELES 

\\li,.:i>alt and J.-libniK Iradc — Improved 
Retail Trailc — I'air. 

*' • - I Industry — .-\ctive. 

vcd. 

Remarks— Canneries are commencinR 
operation, but there is a shortage of 
cans. Fruits for canniuK are favor- 
able. Skilled and unskilled labor 
scarce. Arizona copper operations 
still in serious problem over strike 
situation. 

Ruilding Operations — Quiet. 

SPOKANE 
Wholesale and Jol.l.iiiK' 1 rade- .\ctive. 
Retail Trade — Good. 
Mannfactnrint? and Industry — .'\ctivc. 
Coll' f'rood. 

Rei- t weather continues to af- 

fcv i K. iiifcj grain. 

l^ IBS 
CALIFORNIA LAND SHOW 

The L'.ilit'urnia I. ami .SIidw. an exposi- 
tion of the "Land of California and its 
Resources," to be given under the aus- 
pices of the San Francisco Real Estate 
Board, will open October IMh and con- 
tinue until October 28th. The Exposi- 
tion is to be held at Eighth and Market 
Streets. 

LUMBER FOR AIRPLANES 

The airplane market for Iiitnber i.> 
practically a new one to San Francisco 
dealers. 

Few lumbermen know what to saw 
for airplane stock, or what stock to 
lay aside for this purpose. Airplanes 
built for the government will be of 
standard patterns, just as the wooden 
ships arc being built acording to stand- 
ard patterns. Specifications will be 
issued as soon as I'rench and English 
committees have had time to go over 
and check the plans prepared, and that 
will be before very long. 



Commodities Authorized 
for Export from U. S. 

l'"or the information of shippers the 
I'.xports Council has authori/ed the pub- 
liration of a list comprising the articles 
v\liuh have alrea«Iy been <Utermined to 
be included under the gt in ral 1 
mentioned in the I*ri'si<lfnt's (>• 
tion of July 9th. Ibis li^t sui-. , . ., 
an unauthorized and iiuomct statement 
liitluTto published. .\diiiiions may be 
' to this list, if it is determined that 
r articles are properly included in 
I lie general headings given in the Presi- 
•lent's proclamation. Official notice will 
be given of such changes when they 
occur. 

Export license is re<iiiirfd at i)resent 
for any article on the following li>t: 
coal, coke, fuel oils. Iui)ricatiiig oils, 
benzol, head-lantern oil. toluol, naphtha, 
benzine, red oil, kerosene and gasoline, 
including bunkers. 

Food grains, flour and meal therefrom, 
corn flour, barley, rice flour, rice, oat- 
meal and rolled oats, fodder and feeds, 
oil cakes and oil cake meal, malt, pea- 
nuts. 

Meats and fats, poultry, cottonseed oil. 
corn oil. copra, cocoanuts (dessicate<l), 
butter, fish (dried, canned, or fresh). 

Grease (inedible or edible of animal 
or vegetable origin"), linseed oil, lard, 
meats (all varieties), tinned milk, pea- 
nut oil and butter, rapeseed oil. tallow, 
tallow candles, stearic acid. 

Pig iron, steel billets, steel sheet bars, 
steel blooms, steel slabs, ship plates and 
structural shapes, iron plates, "I" beams, 
mihl-steel plates, rolled steel i>lates. 
steel channels, steel angles, mild-steel 
plates, (ordinary tank quality), steel 
beams, steel plates one-eighth of an inch 
thick or heavier are classed as steel plates, 
steel tees and zees, structural steel 
shapes, boiler plates, tank plates, steel 
doors, steel car frames, steel towers, 
scrap iron and scrap steel, ferroman- 
ganese. 

Fertilizers, cattle manure (shredded), 
nitrate of soda, tuiudrette. potato man- 
ure, potassium salts, land plaster, potash, 
cyanide. phosphoric aci<!. phosphate 
rock, superpliosphate. chlorate potash, 
bone meal, bone flour, ground bone, 
dried blood. a<f>nionia and ammonia 
salts, acid ph<>sphate. guano, humus, 
hardwood ashes, soot, sheep manure 
(pulverized), anhydrous ammonia. 

Arms, ammunition and explosives, ni- 
trate of potash, rosin, sulphur, saltpeter, 
turpentine. 

I-'ull details as to the method of pro- 
cedure in applying for export license^ 
are on file in the ofTices of the ChamliiT. 
^ t^ 

EXPORT LICENSES ISSUED IN 

I SAN FRANCISCO 

j Up to this (late the F'.iinatJ of Foreign 
and Domestic Commerce of the De- 
partment has issuetl approximately 900 
export licenses in ."san Francisco. The 
applicant receives two copies of every 
lirense He gives them to the Steam- 
ship Company han'lling the shipment 
and the company deposits them both 
in the Custom House with the mani- 
fest. One copy goes forward to destin- 

.ation with the shipment. The new 

I system has been in effect since July 9th. 



New Members Since Last 
Publication 



Francis H. Boland, Lawyer, 1220 Hearst 
Muilding. 

R T Davis, Machinery, 56 Natoma St. 
trie Display Corp., Electric Signs, 
I N'atoma St. 

iNinxiurne & Clark Mfg. Co., Radio 
Telegraph Manufacturers, 1 Drumm 
St. 

Mergenthaler Linotype Co. MH Sacra- 
mento St, Type-setting Machines. 

Mooser & Company. 4(>9 Washington 
St., Federal Tax Experts. 

Mr. M. Kollmann, Mgr , Pacific .\dver- 
tising and Distributing Co., 312 Undcr- 
woo«l HIclg., Adv., Siailing and Dis- 
tribution. 

Mr. H. S. Perkins, Mgr., J H. Parker, 
Inc., 121 .Second St., Mfgrs. Elec- 
trical Porcelain. 

Frederick W. Spencer. 356 Market St.. 
Lnport and Export Broker. 

Mr H. T. Yost, Mgr, Trumbull Elec- 
tric Mfg. Co.. 595 Mission St. Elec- 
trical Supplies. 

Walter Vernier. Room 528, 112 Market 
St , Exporter. 

MAIN STREET IRON WORKS BUSY 
San Francisco has been getting its 
share of the business due to the exten- 
sive ship building program. 

During the past year the Main Street 
Iron Works. 163 Main Street of which 
A. Z. High is President and A. De 
Bretteville Vice-President, has construc- 
t( (1 and installed machinery for eight 
steamers besides many other steamers 
an<l motor ships including the auxiliary 
machinery for the first large motor ship 
built on the Pacific Coast. The ma- 
chinery for eight other vessels are also 
being constructed. Two of these latter 
vessels will be the first ves-^els engage<l 
in the coa«t-wise lumber trade to be 
ei'uinped with steam turbines. 

This firm also installed the machinery 
for the "Robert C. Sudden" and "Ryder 
Ilanify" which are the largest coast- 
wise wooden vessels constructed to date. 
thev having a carrying capacity of over 
1.500.000 feet. 

CAPITAL TO INVEST 

The Industrial Department is in re.- 
ceipf of a letter from a man represent- 
ing a group of skilled metal workers 
who have capital to invest and desire 
to get in touch with some manufacturer 
in that line with a view of securing em- 
ployment and putting capital into the 
btisiness. The nanie and ad<lress of these 
parties can be serure«l from the Indus- 
trial Department of the Chamber. 

Opportunity in Mexico 

Hen Padilla & Company, export and 
import commissioners, with ofTices in 
the First National Rank Ruilding advise 
this office that they have been com- 
! to effect the sale of two large 
il properties in Mexico. State 
... lacan. .Mso that they are in 
a position to obtain concessions from 
jthe Mexican Government. «rch as tim- 
ber, fishing, etc. For further informa- 
Ition address the company direct. 



174 



San r 



o Chamber of Commerca ActivHiat 



SAN fra;>icisco 

CHAMBER -/COMMERCE 
. ACTIVITIES . 



Kntrred a« kerond-cl««t matter 

January 7 " ■ Poit 

Office at . Cali- 

fornia U...K ■ VIH J. i of 

March 3. 1879 

Suh' Price. Fifty 

cr Year 

Vul..-^ ... -., ' '- '-v the 

S\\ I'K ) 

, II . M. : ,. . , -I'-RCE 

liUlinK 

- . ..vCt 

San Francisco 



IrO« WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW I 
CALL • - - KCAQNY 112 | 

The Activities is the official organ of 
the S.in Francisco Chamber of Com- 
merce, therefore, your mouthpiece. Use 
it as such. Contributions will be re- 
ceived until Monday, at noon, of each 
week. Make everything short and to 
the point. 

SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYMENT 
rcRtilar monthly mectinK of ihr 
•>• for the Study of Employment 
i'r«>l>lcm4 will he held in the San I'ran- 
ci«4-o Comnirrrial duh <->n Thursd.iy 
« " of the 

t .h they 

.ti. T^.-s .M.ii,... i> oi ill. :-... ,,i, arc in- 
\itrd lo attend the mertinR. 

The Mm ik. r .u the next meeting will 
l>r I' K. Tucker. Director of 

the '. .ind Welfare Department 

of the .\ctiia Life Insurance Company. 
.-\ most interestintr talk is looked for 
-: a little different line from that 
the average busy business man 



PACIFIC COAST REPRESENT- 
ATIVE URGED FOR U. S. 
SHIPPING BOARD 

The lollowinK lelej;rani. ur^inK 
tl • of a Pacific Ci';i«.l 

r. . the L'nited St;it< > 

^^ '' ■ - been forwanl- 

»■• • W .ishinKton : 

• > Chamber of 
' respectfully and earn- 

-. - that some qualified 
ri vve from Pacific Coast 

b< <l by you on Shippiiii; 

Bo.inl II..' ' ■ '.iti.-, 

to the nai: t!,i, 

tin'- '■ •- :■ 

P 



ti tamiliar with Pacific 

i ■ If ions very necessary to 

Cjovtnuiicnt's interest as well as 
interest of Pacific Coast. We re- 
f-V ' " ' ■ -t 

.>>" -1 

(^'■'-■^ - ....,.,..,,. i.l 

and we assure you all coast inter- 
ests concur in this request." 

San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce 
' ■ strr, President 



Naval Authorities Taking 
Steps toTake Over Pa- 
cific Merchant Ships 



Shipping men arc inlercste«l in a new 
move of the Navy Department an- 
nounced from San l-'rancisco. whereby 
it appears to be the purpose of the naval 
authorities to take over all the merchant 
ships. 

I)r;i- II of this kind is said to 

be ff 'Cause of the acute sh<»rt- 

aRc oi oiti.ii-. and men on the merchant 
vessels. Separate offices for the Naval 
.Nuxiliary Reserve have already been es 
lablishcd in San l-'rancisco and New 
York. 

Lieutenant I". W. Milner. U. S. N.. in 
charKc of the recruiting office of the 
Twelfth Naval district, received orders 
appointiuK him assistant supervisor of 
ilu- \a\al .Auxiliary Reserve, with juris- 
.liition exten«linK over the etitire Pacific 
("oast Recor«ls of all officers enrolled 
in Class 2, who are cajiable of <luly on 
merchant ships, have been ordered 
turne<l over to Lieutenant Milner by 
((immandants of the Twelfth and Thir- 
t.-enth districts. 

With these records as starter Lieu- 
tenant Milner will commence the enroll- 
ment of every available deck and engine 
room officer on the Pacific Coast. I-ieu- 
tenant Milner has located his offices in 
the I'"erry Huildin^ at San Francisco. 
He has four officers ami four men under 
him. The officers will report t<> the 
head«|uarters in New York. 

The work of obtaining officers anil 
men for all .American vessels will, under 
the plan believed to be in operation, be 
handled by the supervisor and assistant 
>upervisor of the auxiliarv. 
1^ te ' 

RUSSIA DOUBLES IMPORTS 
European Russia imported $.^45.853.0(X) 
Aorth of goods in 1916. an increase of 
MO less than 100 per cent over the 
total for 1915. according to the compila- 
tion from official Russian statistics 
ma<Ie public by the Bureau of Foreign 
and Dotncstic Commerce. I^st year's 
imports fell only $8^000.000 short of 
the figure for the normal year I9LV 
And as a matter of fact, since the 
official figures do not include munitions, 
the value of goods actually received 
and requiring transportation must have 
been greatly in excess of the value 
rci-or(le<l 

COOS BAY WANTS MEN 

.\ communication frMin the Chamber 
of Commerce of Marshfiehl. Oregon, 
received by this office state* that the 
Coos Bay region is in need of from 
500 to lOfX) men. The following trades 
are specifie<I: ship carpenters, bridge 
carpenters, coal miners, millmen. woods- 
men, common laborers, etc. The wage 
for a common laborer is said to be 
$3.18 per day. The Chamber also de- 
nies the reported I. W. W. disturb- 
ances in that district. 



Placement Bureau 



442. Bookkeeper having long experi- 
ence in various wholesale and retail 
businesses desires position with mercan- 
tile or manufacluring firm .Xmerican: 
37 years of age. Best of references 

443. Experienceil lumber man who 
has held most every jiosilion in lumber 
(. - «iffices, from office boy to 
!■ agent, wishrs to connect with 
a where he can remain per- 
manently Salary sec«mdary considera- 
tion: is married: 40 years of age. and 
owns his own h<»mc. 

444. Young man wishes position. Has 
ha«l II years office experience and is an 
expert mail order man. Can furnish 
local references. 

445. Position wanted by an .American 
man who has had experience in insur- 
ance work and general business lines. 
Is 36 year> old and married. Best of 
references furnished. 

446. Position as export manager 
wanted by a man who pos^c•.ses a work- 
ing knowledge of Spanish and has taken 
a course nf instruction in foreign 
trade. Can furnish good references. 

W-447. Statistician — young laily of 
special ai>ility and experience, graduate 
of Columbia, desires position in statis- 
tical departtnent of some concern. Ex- 
ceptional references. Can take charge. 

448. Executive, salesmanager, public- 
ity and advertising man who ktriws the 
west and has an exceptionally large and 
valuable acc|iiaintanceship in Californii 
seeks connection with good o|iportun 
itics. 

449. .Active man. experienced in rail- 
roatl operation, wishes position as traffic 
manager for local firm. Is 35 years of 
age. Well versed in traffic matters. 
Interstate Commerce rulings, etc. Can 
furnish excellent references. 

W-450. Woman of wide business ex- 
perience, executive ability, accust<imed 
to hatidling correspondence and meeting 
business people, wishes position. Is 
qualified to hold responsible position 

451. Sales-manager. 36 years old, mar- 
ried, of good address and personality, 
experienced in selling, wishes lo make 
a change. Desires connection with re- 
liable, progressive firm where honesty 
nnel executive ability will be considered. 
Would like a position where he could 
make an investment eventually, if mu- 
tually satisfactory. 

452. Opportunity by man who has 
held positions of importance and re- 
sponsibility, calling for executive ability 
of a high order. Can handle men, and 
is acquainted with business and other 
conditions, city, state and coast. Broa>l. 
practical, as well as routine experience. 
Local references. 

453. .Man, familiar with all office de- 
tails, not afraid of work or hours, seeks 
a position. Is single and willing to go 
anywhere. Best of references. 

454. .An executive, age 38, expericncecl 
and successful. <lesirrs i)osition. Fam- 
liar with general administrative work 
and with special training in advertising, 

I sales and merchandising management. 
I Backed by a record of accomplishment 
and able to refer to men whom you 
I know and who know him. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities 



175 



Giarltics Endorsement 

oCommitteCo 



CHAIN LETTERS SHOULD 
BE DESTROYED 

Reference was made by this 
Comiuittie in the Activities of 
May 31, 1917. No. 22, to a Chain 
Letter that was bein^ widely dis- 
tributed for the purpose of fomitl- 
IMK a special American hospital in 
Paris for wounded in the face and 
jaw, stating that for every $18.()(M) 
raised by the solicitation the Amer- 
ican National Red Cross would 
fjive $2,()00 in cash. Contributions 
to be sent to Mr. I., llerriette, 
French Consul, P. O. 1S71 Seattle. 
\\'a>hiiiKton. This letter was 
brought to the attention of the 
French .\mbas.sador in Washin^'- 
ton by the .\nierican National Red 
Cross with the result, that the 
Embassy is returnint;, when pos- 
sible, contributions that have been 
sent in by people receivin>j the 
letter. It is the desire of the I-'m- 
bassy and the .\mcrican National 
Re«l Cross that no attention be 
paid to this appeal. The .Ameri- 
can National Red Cross arc firm 
in their stand against the chain 
letter method of solicitati(m aiui 
do not donate their funds in the 
manner statcfl in this particular 
letter. The attention of the Com- 
mittee has been drawn to the fact 
that this letter has a^ain ma<le its 
appearance . 

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICA- 
TION I- OR .\ CHAIN LETTER 



455. Executive, managerial or cler- 
ical position wanted by a man of wido 
experience as corresi)on(lent and cor- 
poration secretary: especially proficient 
in S|)ani«h. \n ex|)irt accountant, sales- 
man and advertisement writer. 

456. Local attorney, age 31, is de- 
sirous of becomiuR established with an 
existing commercial organizatit)n where 
legal and executive ability can be util- 
ized. Must be in a place where respon- 
sibility, brains and keen business judg- 
ment are absolutely essential. Would 
consi<ler an investment up to $5,(X)0. 
P.ro'<erage, wholesale or importing and 
exporting propositions favored. 

457. .\ccountant anci assistant book- 
keeper wishes position. Was county 
auditor in California for 8 years, and 
can furnish best of references. 

458. .\ salesman leaving for the Ori- 
ent in abfiut two weeks, and calling at 
all principal ports, seeks commissions 
from reliable firms. Can furnish satis- 
factory references. 

459. An expert accountant desires a 
position with a large firm or corporation 
where knowletlge of accounts, ability 
to handle men, capacity for work an<l 
integrity will count. Can furnish satis- 
factory references. 

460. .Man thoroughly experienced in 
advertising and mercantile lines wishes 
a position. Thoroughly <|ualified for 
organizing and managing sales forcer 



Opportunities for 
Foreign Trade 



If you are inter*«ted write to Foreign 

Trade Department of the Chamber of 

Commerce giving number. 



Marine Department 



160L Shanghai (China) l-'rench Ex- 
port Company would like to communi- 
cate with importers of strawbraiils and 
lats, hides, skins, oils, seeils, egg prod- 



The former U. S. Cruiser Boston is 
being converted into a freight carrying 
vessel by the Seattle Construction & 
Drydock Company at Seattle, and will 
be put into commercial use by the 
U. S. Government. 

The former German power schooner 
.■\tlas, wliich has been in this |)f»rt since 



nets, ground nuts, gall nuts, bristles, .November 3, 1914, being sold by the 

chinagrass. jute, etc. U. S. Marshal in 1916 t<t Williams. 

1602. Sulkea (India) engineering Com- Dimond & Company, was taken over 
l>.iiiy would like to corresponti with last week by the U. S. .Navy Depart- 
maniifacturers of plant for extracting ment, to be use<l hereafter by them, 
oxygen from the air and compressing it San Francisco & Portland Steamship 
into cylinders of 1(X) cubic feet capacity. Company's steamer Rose City on the 
Wants <|uotaiion for a iilant to turn out San IVancisco-Portlaiul route, has been 
.S.(MX) to W,Vkt) cubic feet per day. withdrawn from the run. for a general 

1603. Osaka (Japan) concern jlesires overhauling, after which the steamer 
to communicate with importers of hos- will continue as heretofore 
irry goods. Catalogue in Department. Steamer Staatssekretar Kraetke form- 




Will <|uote against cable order 
ery not before .Xutumn. 

1605. New York (New York) export 
iomi»any desires correspondence with 
manufacturers who are eager to exteiul 
tluir export business. 

1606. Pontianak, also Singapore ( Bor- 
neo) concern desires to get in 
with importers of 
3 per cent oil. 



touch •»•'•"« 



railroad ties to Callao from I-'ureka, at 
the rate of $4n.fX) Being chartered by 
Balfour. Guthrie & Company. 

Hammond Lumber Company's raft 
arrived here last week from the Colum- 
bia River containing 6.(XX).()()0 feet of 



c ipra cake containing 



3.421 bales wool, 4,S4« bales c(»tton. 
6,2(>S bales hemp and 4.4(X) tons sugar 



1637. Kyoto (Jai)an) concern would arrived here last week from the Orient, 

like to hear from exporters in regard Schooners Louise and Beulah were 

to the following articles: steel, iron and »•»'•' last week by the Gardiner Mill 

various kinds of refined metals: ship- Company to L'nion l-ish Company. Price 

building materials, mechanical inslru- paid, $.">n,fKX).0(). 

ments, machine tools, ciiemical i>roducts, .Steamer San (]al)riel arrived here last 

general goods suital)le for Japan and week from Mexican ports bringing 

China. .Mso would like representation among her cargo 450 tons of scrap iron, 

here handling gold, silver and all kinds valued, it is said, at $I3,.S(X).<K) 



of metal leaves and foils: aluminum and 
bronze powder for lithographers an«l 
decorators: aluminum tipped and all 
kimls of cigarette papers, etc. Refer- 
ences. 

1608. Montreal (Canada) firm desires 
to hear from exporters of California 
products, i)referably lifjuors and confec- 
tionery. 

1609. Tokyo (Japan) •firm desires 
correspondence with exporters of veter- 
inary goods. Wants catalogues and 
lowest prices. 

1^ l«l 



ECUADOR CUSTOM LAWS 

The Consul fieneral of l-.cuador 



de- 
thc 



sires to correct the impression that 
custom laws of that country have been 
changed according to published reports. 
In a letter to the Chamber of Com- 



.Steamer Texan arrived here last week 
from Honolulu bringing 14,(X)0 tons 
sugar, all of which is consigned to 
eastern markets, going by rail. 

.Steamer Ernest H. Meyer, recently 
built on the Columbia River for Wilson 
Br(»thers of this city, left this port July 
21st for the Columbia River on her 
maiden voyage, and hereafter will ply 
in the cf)ast trade as a lumber carrier. 
Vessel has a capacity of l.f>(X).(XX) feet 
of lumber. 

Steamer Temple E. Dorr, 453 tons 
register, has been chartered by the Otis 
.Manufacturing Co. of New Orleans in 
(inlf trade at the rate of $400 per day. 

Schooner Churchill has been sold by 
The Chas. Nelson ("ompanv to Burns 
Philp & Company for $62.(XX). Schoon- 
er Eric by (»eo. E. Billings to the same 



.. . .. ..r 11. ,. f'T $70,000. Schooner Wm. H. Smith 

merce it is said: Ecuador has the .same ,,y c.vo. E. Billings to the 



effect $70,000. 
sa"!*" lUrgc W 



same tfir 



custom laws that have been in 

for years and which gives the same j^^^gc W. N. Pirrie. well known in 
kind of privileges and securities to the,, his port years ago as a British ship, 
merchant and shipper. It is declared |and recently towed here from the West 
that the law mentioned in published re- 1 Coast, having been tJioroMtihty ovtr- 

ports has never been in effect. hauled and rigged into a five masted 

"~ schooner by her new owners, W. R 
speaks foreign languages, is marrieil. 32 Grace & Cf)mpany. has been chartered 
years of age, and can furni-h best o/lto carry a lumber cargo from the Col- 
references from local employers. iv'tibia River to West Coast. 



176. 



San fmne^nnn Chnmh'^r of Cowm^rc© Activitiot 



Transcontinental Decision Denying Terminal Rates A^ong the Momberr 

To Coast Cities 



Ac- 
•H on 

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ll 
1 




r. 


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11 


tcaiuc the 


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tltc tcriiiittal rates on 


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r.r 


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. that 


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if 


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•<•* without rai<ii 


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1 the present int» 


mountain 


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involve a 


reduction of the present rates 


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In tt» dcci>iun the Commission de- 
clares: 

"The situation is one which these 
carriers cannot control The advan- 



ior t 
of • 



crc.it 

' Iia* 

ll 

I he i>rc>ciit 

'e fiot normal. 

these 

are 

tridin(f 

not 

- . rial in- 

t rates. i he prcs- 

iv he temporary as 

»> ;lit period of years dur- 

thrse transcontinental rail- 

■ it is not 

- arc tem- 



' lUl.il in t he co.lsl 

\ prejudicial to in- 

the water 
>nic» sufficiently > 

cnt of the carriers i 

• rr<luction of the rat< 

- to a lower level 

Idv be applied at 

■« points the carriers may 

matter to our .ittenlion for 



'ustily. 



period of time th' 
.IV* .IV Under pr- 
lower rates 
r rates to i 



liinioii i.s lilid by L\»m- 

«' tl, wh<» forcibly presents 

thr .iMitii-u- Mi.iintaincd by the coast 

cities in support of the carriers' appliia- 

iions for the continuance of terminal 

■is. He urges the importance of the 

ibility of the Pacific Coast rate struc- 

rc and the relative unimportance to 

• intcrmountain points of the removal 

"t the terminal rate system. In fact, 

such a change in conditions which can 

be only temporary in character must 

necessarily in the end prove hurtful to 

the interior points. 

Commissioner Harlan says 

"The temporary interruption of the 
present relationship, cither for a few 

' ~'r for several years, if the 

lions continue so long, can 

nothing of substantial or 

continuing value to the prosperity of 
th.- intcrmountain territory. Its only 
• will be to put the two terri- 
- temporarily out of line with 
\\ lat must necessarily be the course 
of their future relationship. DurinR 
the period of the interruption the 
merchants of the intcrmountain cities 
may have a larger busine*s than they 
otherwise would, while the merchants 
of the coast cities may have to pay 
materially higher rates on their traflTic. 
The business of the intcrmountain 
jobbers will be speedcfl up, while the 
business of the coast jobbers will be 
slowed down. These advantages, how- 
ever, will be but temporary; they will 
not be constructively helpful to the 
intermountjMn territory or be of real 
aid in it& future upbuilding; and in 
the meanwhile the merchants of both 
the competing territories will be left 
in perturbation and doubt respecting 
the contracts and commercial en- 
gagements that they may safely make 
while the purely provisional rate ad- 
justment required under the majority 
report is in effect." 



NEED OF METAL WORKERS 

Secretary of the Interior. Lane, has 
issued a special appeal to all San Fran- 

-•"o schools with shop work depart- 
iits to meet the cicmands that will 
lie for semi-technical workers in the 

• tal trades and other industries. 



' U.II 
M >t 702 

" ..„.M,,.,K ..., ,, s ».,s for- 

vvith the firm of Woods, Iluddart 
n. 

Van I.aak Manufacturing Co., 
: iiinrs of brooms and brushes, 
w ' at Precita .\venue .ind llar- 

ri • was recently severely dam- 

agiil liv lire, are making repairs and 
upon completion of the same will reopen 
and r.ivr < ' nt to about thirty 

men. If ]■ us are carried out, 

they will In.. rgesl broom factory 

on the Pacific ("oast. 

Increasing business and extension of 
territory has compelled the Win Cor- 
coran Can<ly Company, 4.S Fcker Street, 
to enlarge their floor space and put in 
new equipment. San Francisco candies 
are now sold thr -nnhout the entire Pac- 
ific Coast, the Orient and .Maska. 

The stationery firm of Payot, Stratford 
& Kerr, now located at 420 Market .Street 
arc to move into their new store at .'>2I 
Market Street, in the Underwood HuiM- 
ing. about .\ugust 15th. 

Repairs arc ra|>idly being made on 
I.iebes & Co.'s store at Grant .\venue 
and Post Street. The store is being 
greatly enlarged to take care of the 
firm's greatly increased business. 

The new store soon to be occupied by 
Reich Si I.ievre, now located at 974 
Market Street, is rapidly being completed 
The new place of business is located at 
12.1 Geary Street. 

The Western Pacific Railroad an- 
nounces the app<iintmcnt of Mr. Ilarolil 
K. Fayc as Traffic Manawer with head- 
•luarters in the Mills ntiilding. .Mso 
the resignation of Mr. John T. Hi-n- 
dricks. Hoth were effective yesterday. 

Thos. Mott Sons Co. Inc., of Trenton. 
N. J. have opened local offices at 402 
Rialto Ruihling with F. S. Kelley as 
manager. Their line is |ilumbing fix 
tures. 

M.J Buckley with Jos. .\. Murphy has 
opened offices at MS Merchants F\ 
change Building and will engage in the 
shipping business. He was formerly 
with Pacific Mail Steamship Co. 

I.ilicnthal, McKinstry Si Raymond, 
.Xttorneys are to move their offices to 
the Claus Spreckels Building. 

McDonnell & Company, stocks and 
bonds, are to open a new office in the 
Fairmont Hotel, which will be under the 
management of John D. O'Brien. 

The Dill-Crosett Company will short- 
ly move to the new buihiing constructed 
on Pine Street, adjoining the Vulcan 
Fire Insurance Building. 

The Domestic Vacuum Cleaner Co. 
has opened a new store at S^ 4th .St , 
this city. 

Honig-Cooper -Advertising Company 
are to move to the Claus Spreckels 
Building. 

A new factory is to be opened at ?()ft 
Stevenson St. under the firm name of 
Miss Wilson, Inc. The firm will engage 
in the manufacture of dresses, etc. 



San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ActivTios 



177 



Business for You 



GOVERNMENT PKOFOSAL 
FILE 

I'or the convenience of nu-mbers 
of ihc Chamber of Commerce who 
do not receive proposals on uov- 
ernmcnt contracts there has been 
otablishcd on the floor of the 
ixihaiiK'f a tile of such proposaI> 
as arc received at this office. The 
different KO^crnment departments 
are scjjreKatctl so that those in- 
terested may see at a ulancc what 
each department rc«|uires. 



Dream of Alaskan Coal 
Supply for San Francisco 
May Become Reality 



Augu^t 7, I'M/. l>iils will be opened 
at the offices of the Depot Ui'arler- 
master's Department, at Fort Ma>»oii. 
for miscellaneous supplies. Most of the 
supplies called for would be of interest 
to hardware dealers. Full information 
is on tile at the office of the Chamber. ' 
Ml 14 
So that prospective bidders may have 
a comprehensive idea of Cjovernmcnt re- 
quirements. Col. John T. Knight, of 
the Depot Quartermaster's Department 
has arranged a display of staple goods 
such as are subject to government call. 
This display will give the business man 
an accurate plan on which to found h>s 
bids. 

August 9th, at 10 a. m., bids will be 
opened at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason for mis- 
cellaneous supplies. This list which is 
on lilc at the Chamber contains a large 
list of hardware and electrical supplies. 

August 10. 1917. at 10 A. M . bids will 
be opened at the Depot Quartermaster's 
office in Seattle for a large quantity of 
>upplies for the American Lake Can- 
tonment. Complete details are on file 
at the Chamber. 

August 10. 1917. at 11 A. M.. bids 
will be opened at the offices of the De- 
partment Quartermaster, Santa l"c Huibl- 
ing for large quantities of forage and 
straw to be used at the Cantonments at 
Menlo I'ark and Linda Vista, Cat. De- 
tails and specifications are on file at the 
Chamber. 

August 10th. at II a. m., bids will be 
received at the office of the Depot 
Quartermaster at Fort Mason for shij)- 
mcnt to Alaska, best keeping quality 
of onions and potatoes. 

August 13th. at II a. m.. bids will be 
opened at the offices of the Department 
Quartermaster for the Western Depart- 
ment, in the Santa Fc Building, for 
wood, gasoline, distillate, mineral oil 
and coal, for delivery at American 
Lake, Wash.. Linda Vista, Cal., and 
Menlo Park, Cal. Particulars arc on 
file at the Chamber. 

August 15, 1917, at II a. m. bids will 
be opened at the office of the Depart- 
ment Quartermaster. 601 Market Street 
for fresh beef as re(|uiretl by the govern- 
ment. Preference will be given to gov- 
ernment inspecte<l and passed meats. 

August 23rd at 10 a. m., bids will be 
received at the offices of the Depot 
Quartermaster at I'ort Mason for iron 
bedsteads. Details arc on file at the 
Chamber. 



Willi the completion «jf ihe Govern- 
ment railroad into Matanuska coal 
liclds there seems reason to believe 
tiiat San F'rancisco's dream of a coal , 
supply from Alaska will soon be real- 1 
ued. I 

Up to the present lime the coal I 
necessary for the construction and op- . 
eration of the (jovernment railroad in 
.\laska has been shipped in to .\nclior- i 
age. The Alaskan Engineering Com- 1 
mission, however, has recently pur- 
chased the Eska Creek Coal Mmes ol 
the Matanuska lield and has formally 
taken it over. The Commission will 
develop the property without delay. 

•Machinery and equipment is being 
purchased and will be shipped in im- 
mediately; as it is only by the opera- 
tion of the mines on a larger scale 
than heretofore that the necessary i 
amount of coal can be secured lor tlie 
Commission's use. 

The Commission, also has in view 
the opening of the mine at Chicalooa 
in the same lield and a force of pros- 
pectors are now at work securing the 
necessary data preliminary to the work. 

It is not the intention of the Gov- 
ernment to engage permanently in the 
coal business. When the mines have 
been opened sufficiently to supply the 
tonnage needed by the Commission ii 
is proposed to lease them to private 
parties in accordance with provisions 
of coal lea>ing regulations. 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC TO REFUND 
FREIGHT CHARGES 

The new cl.iss rates iroiii San Fran- 
cisco to points in the Sacramento Val- 
ley did not become effective by the terms 
of the tariff until July lUth, but by a 
stipulation entered into during the court 
proceedings the Southern Pacific agreed 
to refund back to .May 1st if it failed to 
secure permanent injunction from the 
court. That being the result of the pro- 
ceedings, freight charges collected be- 
tween May 1st and July 10th will now 
be adjusted on basis of the new rates. 
f-i fa 

GAIN IN RUSSIAN TRADE 
Reports received by the Foreign Trade 
Department show that exports from the 
United States to Russia m the first 
three years of the war aggregate nearly 
twice as much as in the fifty years pre- 
ceding the war; the total for the three 
fiscal years during the war being approx- 
imately $1,0U),(KX).(KX). while the total 
export to Russia in the fifty years 
before the war was about $575.0(X).(XX). 
Its Us 

SOCIAL INSURANCE 
The Hoston Chami>er «>f Commerce 
has a special committee on Social In- 
surance. The Chairman of the com- 
mittee has been appointed on the 
special state commission which in to 
study the social insurance problem and 
report to the next Massachusetts legis- 
lature. 



U.S. Red Cross Work 
Decentralized. Local 
Branch Has Power 

The Red Cross Work of the United 
States is to be decentralized and run 
the same as any other great .\merican 
business. At a recent conference held 
at the National Headquarters in Wash- 
ington it was decided to delegate the 
authority which has been exercised by 
the National Headquarters to the 
various divisions. Only the actual ad 
ministration luad«iuarters will be in 
Washington. Under the tdd system, whicii 
had been severely arraigned by critics 
the thousands of chapters throughout 
the United States were held directly 
responsible to Washington, with whicli 
they were in almost daily communica- 
tion. This necessitated a vast amount 
of correspondence with resulting con- 
fusion. 

Under the new system which has 
just become effective the thirteen div- 
ision headquarters in the United States 
will be the clearing houses for the 
Chapters. The Pacific Coast Branch 
of the Red Cross supply service with 
headquarters in San Francisco under 
the direction of .\. B. C. Dohrmann 
and .Assistant Director .\. J. Lowen- 
berg, takes in all of California, .\rizona. 
Colorado and Washington. .Ml supplies 
are bought by the San I'rancisco office 
and distributed at cost to the chapters. 
The finished product is then returned 
to this city for inspection, following 
which it is shipped to its destination at 
the front. 1^ fc 

DOLLAR SHIRT SHOP GROWTH 
I lie remarkable grovMli of ;i I';i.iiic 
Coast firm in six years, is illustrateil 
in the success of the National Dollar 
Shirt Shop Corp. with general hea«l- 
quarlcrs in New York. In October. 
1911, the first of the shops which 
specialized in the retailing of dollar 
shirts was opened in Los Angeles, it 
was soon foun<l advis.iblc for the en- 
largement of the business to move the 
headquarters to San Francisco. Since 
that time, with this city as the central 
distributing point, for the Pacific Coast 
there have been stores established in 
San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland. 
Sacramento and Fresno. It is the plan 
of the company to establish a chain 
of stores up and down the Pacific 
Coast with San Francisco as the main 
distributing point. 

IN Kis 

U. S. OFFICERS AT COMMERCIAL 

CLUB 
I Commencing last Saturday and Sun- 
day the San Franci-o Commercial Club 
extended the privileges of the club to 
the men of the Reserve (Officers Train- 
ing Camp aiifl to the officers instruct- 
ing them as well as other officers of 
the I'nited .States .\rmy and Navy. 

For this purpose the Club's reading 
room, lounge room and card room will 
remain open every .Saturday evening 
until 10 P M and on Sunday from 
10 .\. M until 8 P. M. until further 
notice. 



The Industrial Aavance of 




STEADY GROWTH IN CANDY TRADE 



EXHIBIT NUMBER NINE 



It 




Gimbal Brother* New Plant at First and FoUom Street* 




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■ Irt s^ oil rect to 

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GIMBALS GROWTH 

The growth of Gimbal Brothers 
business since 1898 is shown in the 
folloMnng table: 

1898. 6.000 square feet of floor 
space with 4 employes. 

1907. 16.000 square feet of floor 
space with 20 employes. 

1917, 40.000 square feet of floor 
space with 50 employes. 



ati'! 



,>mino'Ji'-'U5 



(low 



with pr' 

stories a« [rijuurij. 



. t rv .iml shipping lUiors arc covered 
tern hardwnn<l maple, while 
room and ofTices h.i%f "nW 
tluufit. .\tljoininK the main 
are the boiler and niarhinerv 



•ufl room* .1 ry a|ipoinl- 

^ for the cc:... botli m. i 

women employes. Iii 

^<*. toilet requisite*. drinkitiK 
etc.. are only a few of the con 
cr^ provided They have mn'lr 
•v>n in the |r 
-'lou-room an<; 

appeal to their 

•no. The front 

1- into a vestibule 



wilt lit 

friends 
iiiirancc brinK- 



Ahiih in turn lead^ into the show room. 

\djoininK .nnd convenient to thi.s are 

I the K<^iu-ral and private ofTices. these 

have been wr>rked up in a pleasing 

opecial desiKU in Rray oak paneled walU 

land beam ceilinKS. Ilarnioni/inu wall 

and floor show cases for di- the 

ompany's Krcat variety ot 'tis 

have been attractively arranu' 'i. with 

the result that the visitor is aKrceably 

• impressfd with •' •'••ral efTect. 

! (fimbal Hrr^- • been in busi- 

ness in San nearly twenty 

years, and have duriiiR that time built 
lip .1 large business cxtcndinK over the 
West, South America. Hawaiian 
•Is, the Orient, New Zealand and 
.j.siralia. 

Their business has been built up on 

the principle of superior manufacture. 

good values and fair prices, while of 

- they have made a feature 

r.idc specialties for first-class 

retail ^tu^es, and probably are rated 

the leading candy specialty house on 

le Coast. 

Their line of exclusive specialties con- 
sist of marshmallow, chocolate, jelly. 
Rum and cor»!ial work. 



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CHAMBER Oir:;COMMERCE ACTIVITIES 








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7/ie Commercial, Financial, Industrial and Governmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast 
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CHAMBER OF COMiV( 



T^ FOUR TRACKS ON 



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The Present and Future Interests of San Francisco Demand That 
Market Street Remain Safe 




HE San Francisco Chamber 
of Commerce has iintler- 
taken, as has liccn cvitUnt 
y the daily papers, a vig- 
roiis campaJKii to prevent 
the laying of four tracks on Market 
Street. This action was only taken 
after prolonged and mature con- 
sideration, and it was only taken under 
the profound conviction that the very 
b«»t present interests as well as the 
future welfare of this City will be fa- 
tally jeopardized by any further ex- 
tension of four tracks on our RreatesI 
thoroughfare. 

The proposition is not sound. It is 
admitted that the City has not available 
funds for constructing municipal lines 
to give transportation to the territory 
west of Twin Peaks. The taxpayers of 
this section paid by assessment $3.6nn.<NK) 
or 85 per cent of the total cost of the 
Twin Peaks Tunnel. They did this to 
secure transportation. Tl)e four track 
system does not insure transportation 
west of the tunnel. 

It is the judgment of the merchants 
on the south side of Market Street that 



tour track.s from Thirtl Street \ve->t will 
vitally aflfeot their business and de 
prcciate their property because women 
shoppers will not risk tlie loss of life 
and limb by crossing a thoroughfare 
congested by four car lines, by jitneys, 
automobiles and vehicular traflfic. 

The hospital and morgue records for 
three years last past for the district on 
Market Street east of Third furnish an 
incontrovertible argument of the in- 
creased risks to pedestrians. 

In the present year, for instance, from 
Third Street to the Ferry there were 
(tS accidents to pedestrians caused by 
United Railroad cars. In the satne 
period from Third Street to Castro, a 
live times greater distance, and a dis- 
trict embracing the shopping center, 
there were but 30 accidtnts. The same 
proportion, approximately two accidents 
to 1 where the four tracks arc, holds 
true for the years 1915 and I9I6. 

IT n.\S BERN ESTIMATED HY 
TRAFFIC EXPERTS THAT SIX- 
TEEN PEOPLE CROSS MARKET 
STREET BETWEEN POWELE AND 
FIFTH STREETS FOR EVERY ONE 



PERSON THAT CROSSES MARKET 
STREET EAST Ol- THIRD. 

Between Thirrl and Powell Streets 
seven people cross Market for every 
one that crosses east of Third. 

What reasonable man or woman but 
must admit under this set of facts and 
with the proportion of accidents as 
evident as they are east of Third Street 
that the toll of lives and accidents must 
be tremendously increased under any 
four track system the length of Market 
Street? 

There is not a sound reason that can 
l)c advanced for the four tracking of 
Market Street. There is every reason 
to accept the compromise offer of the 
United Railroads or any equally good 
offer by which not only would the resi- 
dents west of Twin Peaks gain im- 
mediate transportation facilities, and 
the future development of that great 
territory be assured, but a universal 
transfer system would be gained by 
which every part of San Francisco would 

be accessible t.. .vcrv f.llirr i.rtn l.v T 

five cent fare 



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San francitco Chamber of Commerca Activiiios 



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Final Aviation Pro- 
gram will Include 
Field in the State 



Lar^e Number of 
Wooden Vessels to 
be Built on Coast 



R.eor|(anlzatlon of 
Defense Board to 
Benefit California 






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'1% .lll'l "I.H.l 

Rfrat ad- 
rcKion for 
t cmcrKcncy 
to the At 
Untie Cuast. It i« natural that the tir»t 
«cho<>U should he cstabli>hrd in ihr 
I a«t ai'l S.uth. but the San I' 
tr^i :i « 1 ', t.c nivcn full const 
in tl. •••d plans for the c-tai-nMi- 

men; Is in various portions of 

ii.^ 

n for local contractors in 

r government cantonments 

aiui structures in and about San Fran- 

.isv.. Bay was insisted upon by the 

Army Board and the policy has been 

adopted tn Kive local contractors first 

The adoption of this 

1 in the awarding of the 

., I'alo Alto to a prominent 

tinent of Pacific Coast members 
cit various national Boards has been 
urged upon th*" Prrsi«lent and several 
such appoint; ■ tn likely. As a 

result of the visit the closest 

touch »i'' ill be main- 

tained, r war cmerR- 

ency pet; r is offering 

every assistance to our California Sena- 
tors and Congressmen and the most 
satisfactory and helpful co-operation re- 
sults. 

San Francisco has been greatly hon- 
ored by the selection of some of our 
leading citizens to co-operate with the 
food administration. California there- 
fore has the benefit of the presence 
in Washington of some of its strongest 
men and is prominently present in the 
national councils 



COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION 
SECRETARIES 

The Third Annual Mectinjf of the 
National Association of Commercial Or- 
ganization Secretaries will be held in 
Chicago September 24-26. This will be 
the Twelfth Annual Meeting of Com- 
mercial Organization Secretaries 



ncy shipping corporation 

ii>K to build all the wooden shi|'- 

'le on the Pacific Coaol It is 

,1 by the Administration that every 

yard will come forward and enlarge its 

r<itii|.mrrit Hear Admiral Capps sirong- 

!cn as well as steel ships 

Hucley of the Shipping 

behind him ready to 

I ii< 1 1 .\dniinistration Bill will 

pa^s thi> ueck in spite ot the Senate 
opposition and Herbert Hoover is ready 
to apply remedies for high cost of liv- 
ing Several drastic plans have already 
l;een worked out to be put into effect 
<'.ilif<>rnian« here assisting Mr. Hoover, 
-r prospects «»f entire 
^ now jioint to I. eg 
i<i.iii"ii auiii' >i 1/ niK (.iovcrnment to take 
over the c<tntrol of product ol basic 
commodities needed for war, such as 
coal, steel, copper, rubber, oil, etc. It 
is not proposed to operate factories or 
mines by government, but to take over 
all production. After government has 
taken what it needs for war the balance 
will go into public consumption at the 
same price as that paid by the govern- 
ment. This legislation will not l>c pro- 
posed at once, but the best informed 
men in the governnu-nt arc convinced it 
must come. The high prices are work- 
ing havoc with the government war 
plans and the discrepancy between prices 
.1 ' s is threatening to make labor 

iiid fooil riots. The War Tax 
i>iii i.|M.rted to the Senate is nu>re sat- 
isfactory to business men than the 
House Bill although it rai>i-s m.-irlv n 

half million more mon< \ 



PACIFIC COAST 

SHIPBUILDING 
The total i.>iiT-r,., r,i shipping 
now under «• m in the 

L'nited States ; '» tons. Oi 

this amount l.<»4, .'"ki tons is of 
wiKxlen construction and 589.000 
tons of steel. The construction on 
the Pacific Coast is as follows; 





Wood 


Steel 




tons 


tons 


\ ouK Beach 




70.400 


1 '.J.I.ind 




94.00(1 


^.11! Francisco 


7,000 


72.400 


1' ■rtland 


97,000 




\!.. r.lcen 


44,000 




Stattle 


56,000 


\J7,i*t> 


Will.ipa 


35.000 





Total 2.19.000 364,600 

'irand Total Wood and Steel 
Tonnage on Pacific Coast 6U3.60O 



; lilt a<h ices re- 
ironi the Secre- 

I... » ..■ i I i.ide " -nt 

now ill II. the ''n 

of the (.'<• National I' '\\ 

under way, means that the recoinnu-nda- 
tions made by the lioard for purchasing 
\rmy and Navy supplies, will practically 
r final as to prices. It is believed that 
! will elaborate the Census of 
lers and endeavor to award 
I i.ii.iii^ in such a manner that no 
one firm will have several government 
contracts at the same time thereby en- 
dangering delay. In the reorganization 
of the Board it is hoped that in the 
future Pacific Coast firms will ge given 
ample opportunity to bid on such com- 
modities as they can manufacture to 
advantage and which may be required 
in western district The suggestion is 
made by the Secretary of the Poreign 
Trade Department of the Chamber that 
all San Francisco Bay manufacturers 
file explicit statements to the govern- 
ment of their facilities; also describing 
other articles that they might be able 
to make if called upon. 
I« l«l 

War Insurance 

Sccr< lar> .Mc.Vdoo lias aiiiionnced liiat 
the rate of the War Risk Insurance 
Bureau of the Treasury Department on 
steamers and cargoes to ICurojte and 
ports on the Mediterranean coast of 
.Xfrica an<l vice versa is ailvanced from 
5 per cent to 6yj per cent as to all 
steamers sailing on or after August 15, 
1917. 

The experience of the bureau since 
the L'nited States entered the war has 
shown that the 5 per cent rate is not 
ade<|uate for the risks undertaken 
through the so-called war zone, as the 
bureau has sustained a number of heavy 
losses. 

A change has been made in the appli- 
cations for vessel insurance and here- 
after they will contain a warranty mi 
the part of the ship owners as to the 
• lead-weight capacity of the vessel. 

.Secretary Mc.\<loo also announced that 
a change has been made in the policies 
for insuring masters, officers, and sea- 
men of American merchantmen, provid- 
ing for payments in monthly install- 
ments or in a lump sum at the option 
of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, 
but without interest. Previously the 
policies provided for payments in a 
innip sum only in respect to most 
l.iinis. The general plan will be to 
iiKikc the payments in installments 
whenever feasible. 

1^ 1^ 
INTENSIVE SPANISH 

Hanthran dc I ell. who h.is made an 
intensive study of Spanish will conduct 
a series of classes in San Francisco. 
.Mr. dc Fell who is at the St. Francis - 
has just concluded a series of successful I 
classes in the northern part of the 
Pacific Coast. He pays particular at- 
tention to the ctiinmercial uses of Span- 
ish and has had the co-operation of 
civic organizations throughout the United 
States. 



Smn Tranclsco Chamber of Commerco ActivitioS 



181 



Trade at a Glance Railroads Making New Members Since 

by Bradstreets Good to Government Last Publication 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

\\ holrsalf ami JoM.inj; Ir.nU 
Kflail Trade- Kair 
ManulacliiriiiK ami Iii<liisirv 
Collections — CjooiI. 
Crops — I'.xcclU'iit. 

LOS ANGELES 
Wholesale ami Johbin« Trailc — Good. 
Retail Trade-linproveil. 
MantitactiiriiiR ami Industry — Active. 
Collec t ion s — Good. 
Crops — Good. 
Remarks — Hid* for Govcrnnunt orders 

rncourav;inK labor situation in .Arizona. 

C"opper «li>tricts still nn>.cttled. 
TACOMA 
Wholesale Tra<K (km! 
Retail Tra«le — (Jniet 
.ManufaituriuK and Industry — C<insider- 

ahly curtailed by strikes. 
Collections — I'air 

I ou'L'inn camps, saw mills and some 
!>uildinK plants arc shut down on 

unt of strikes. Car strike has 

been settled. 

SEATTLE 
Wholesale and Jobbing Trade — Good. 
Retail Trade — Improved. 
MamifacturinK and Jobbing — .Active. 
Collections — Good. 
Crops — Fair. 
Car strike settKil 

PORTLAND 
Wholesale Trade — Good. 
Retail Trade — Fair. 
Manufacturing and Industry — N'lry 

.\ctivc. 
Collections — Good. 
Crops — Fair. 
Weather— Hot. 

SPOKANE 
Wholesale Tradi lii.iMi 
Retail Trade — .\ctivc. 
Manufacturing and Industry — .\ctivc. 
Collections — Good. 
Remarks — Crop outlook improved. 
ten I* 

RED CROSS TO DIRECT RELIEF 
BODIES 

Official announcement is ma<le in Paris 
that all private organizations which de- 
sire to give medical aid to .-Xmerican 
troops must be untler Red Cross military 
control and supervision. The Red Cross 
is constructing one of the largest nitrous 
oxide plants in the world. The product, 
commonly known as laughing gas, will 
be used as an anaesthetic in all .Amer- 
ican dressing stations and hospitals. 

The American Red Cross takes over 
all French relief stations between its 
base and the portion of the front where 
.American troops arc placed. 

FOOD ECONOMY APPEAL. 

To bring about concerted action every 
organization member of the Chamber 
of Commerce of the United States is 
asked to get behind Herbert Hoover's 
six big requests. These are to eat one 
wheatless meal a day: to eat beef, mut- 
ton or pork not more than once a day; 
to economize in the use of butter; to 
cut the daily allowance of sugar in tea 
or coffee and in f»thrr ways; to eat 
more vegetables, fruit, and tish; and to 
urge in the home or the restaurants 
frequented the necessity of economv. 



Ilvidencr that the railroads "are mak- 
ing good" in the test imjxised upon 
them by the Government's mobilization 
plans was offered hen- today by Wil- 
liani Sproule. chairman of the Western 
l)e|>artment of the Railroads' War 
Board 

Within thirty days from the date that 
the Government placed its first orders for 
cantonment materials the railroads have 
delivered, according to Spmulc, more 
than 12,(KX) carloads of lumber an<l other 
building supplies to the 16 cantonments 
that are to house the first division of 
drafted men called to the colors. A<ldi- 
tional trains loaded to capacity with all 
material needed to construct cities cap- 
able of housing 40,000 inhabitants are 
arriving daily. It is estimated that 
104,000 cars will be required to haul 
supplies to tlie 16 army cantonments 
and 16 National Guard Camps. 

.An indication of the speed with which 
materials are being moved is contained 
in a report from the cantonment at 
Louisville, Ky., where administration 
buildings were constructed from lumber 
out of the Mississippi pine forest. The 
trees were felled on a Saturday, kiln 
dried on .Sunday, loade<l on freight cars 
Monday and delivered at the Louisville 
site Wednesday morning. The trans- 
formation from forest to Government 
buildings was completed by a force of 
carpenters one week from the time the 
trees were felled. 

To facilitate the movement and prompt 
delivery of construction materials for 
'the cantonments, the Railroads' War 
I Board has assigned C. 1'. Denny, assist- 
ant to the president of the Nickic Plate 
'Railrr»ad, to the Quartermasters I)ei)art- 
mcnt at Washington. 

ta )«| 
GAS ENGINES 
.An opportunity to buy two bran<l 
new gas engines, respectively 16 H 
P and 50 H. P. Also three D. C. 
Motors from i^ H. P. to 3 H. P. is 
available by addressing Box 557, Santa 
Cruz, Cal. This office is also advised 
that the same party has for sale two 
D. C. Generators of 10 kilowatt and 35 
kilowatt capacity and one 66 cell unit, 
120 ampere Hour Gould battery. The 
foregoing arc for sale at exc«ptionally 
low prices. 

LINES FOR DISTRIBUTION 
; riu" kaditT Sales C innii.my of 146 
Davis Street. San Francisco, is in a 
position to take on two or three good 
I local lines for distribution through 
j Northern California and .Southern Ore- 
gon. This territory is covered by their 
salesmen in autr>mol>iles. If interested 
communication should be direct with 
the firm. 

OPPORTUNITY IN TEXAS 
I). R I'.arry. oi I'.iaiimont. Texas. 
j"The Nation's New Port" advises this 
office that he is in a position to market 
San Francisco pro«lucts in that section. 
Members interestrd may communicate 
djirect with Mr. Harry. He gives the 
I'ir.st National Bank r)f Beaumont as 
referriiiT s 



F. I.. Bowie, Pacific Manager Lanston 
Monotype Co . 327 Rialto BMg.. Mono- 
type .Machines. 

James Hambly & Sons, 268 Market 
St., Manufacturers .Agents. 

Jewell Steel & Malleable Co., of Cali- 
fornia, Potrero .Ave. and 25th St, Mr. 
A. Haase, Vice-President. 

Jewish Times. 50 Main St.. Publishers 

Pacific Mill & Timber Co., 323 Ist 
Nat. Bank BIdg.. Wholesale Lumber. 

Rolph Mills & Co., 14y California 
St , Shipping and Commission. 

Western Pacific Transfer Co., Mr. 
J<din v.. Phillips, 54 Stcuart St., Traiu- 
f r aiul Delivery. 

CANNED PEAS FOR THE NAVY 

The N,i\y Departiiunt is giving orders 
for 5I.1<)0.(K)0 pounds of canned peas, to 
be ilelivered as needed. 

These orders amount to a total of 
170.000 cases. The tentative prices run 
from $1.15 to $1.50 a dozen cans, but all 
orders are subject to revision by the 
Navy Department, the prices to be based 
on the cost plus a reasonable profit. 
Ninety per cent of the tentative price 
will be pai<l to the packers on delivery 
The matter of cost is being considered 
by the Bureau of Costs and .Accountancy 
of the Department of Commerce, which 
is assisting both the Army and Navy. 

By going to the canners direct the 
government is getting much more satis- 
factf)ry deliveries and is eliminating both 
the wholesaler's and broker's profits. 

These contracts are being given to 
the canners in the princii>al centers of 
the canning industry, including Cali- 
fornia, New York, New Jersey. Dela- 
ware, Pennsylvania. Michigan. W^iscon 
sin. Indiana, Illinois. Ohio, Utah, Idali' 
and Marvland. 

1«l 1^ 

RIVER LINES RATES INCREASED 

The Califonii.i R.iiirnaii Cnintnissioii 
has issued an order justifying that part 
of the a|>plications of the Farmers 
Tr