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THE SWIRL OF SOCIETY.
Over in Oakland the Deux
Temps Affairs Make Hearts
MANY COMINGS AND GOINGS.
Society Thespians In the Kenyon
Parlors This Week-Delights of
a Whist Club.
The Oakland Tribune says:
Of course you want to hear about the Deux
Temns first. It is In a fair way to be started,
and we are nil so glad, oile hundred and
sixty-five invitations have been sent out and !
every one accepted. Only a few of the San i
Francisco people declined. Clara Tucker and j
Mr. Williams declined and a few of the others, |
although Marguerite Joliiffe has joined and '
will dance in the first set with I'd Greemyay.
The patronesses are the same. Mrs. Moftiti's
vacant place being rilled by our own dear Mrs.
Wheaton, whose niece, Miss Starett, has joined.
The age limit, which preßsed like a yoke so
heavily on the shoulders of our girls, has been
taken off. It has not been removed entirely,
but it has been raised, so that several girls
barred out under the old rule are now eligible. I
I a:-ked one of the young men about it. "Are you
going to have all the old girls?" 1 said, naming j
a certain member of the old cotilion set.
'•Well, no," he answered, doubtfully, "not
quite so old as that." So you see, sir, there are
s<ill limits. But Mardie Hutchinson, who was j
not asked last year, has been invited, as well as ;
Belle. Ethel Moore is among the invited, and
?uite a number of other girls of that age. As
or the men, there are the Wheatons, all the j
Pringies and several of their contemporaries,
6O you see the men, too, are getting older. It
will make the class more of a real party. The
girls who affected the excessively girlish mus
lins will have to have more and better clothes.
Those limp, laundried things didn't look well
beside the stiff, rustling flowered taffetas of the
To make room for these same older girls
there had to be some names dropped that were
on the list last year, and now there are some
heartburnings and some very angry young j
people who are seeking to cover their wounds
and are anxiously inquiring whether the cards
are out or not. It does seem a pity that they
had to be slighted, but 1 suppose it was inev
itable. The invitation committee was remorse
less, and there are some very sore hearts and
talk of a rival club that will not come to any- j
thing. It is hard to eet them up.
But for a little while it looked as though the
prayers of the sorehead* were about to be an
swered. There was great difficulty about the
hall. The curator of Masonic Hall broke his
telephoned word and it was all a frightful i
mess. He let the hall tor all the Saturdays and I
the Deux Tempers were in despair. This was
after the invitations were out and acceptances
had begun to pour in. There was talk about I
taking old Germania Hall, which is the best !
floor in Oakland, anyway. Finally the dim- i
culty was readjusted. The first party will be
In Masonic Hall on Saturday, Octobers. It j
will last longer than the others, probably until i
11 :30 o'clock. The other dances will be on the
first and third Fridays at the same place. The |
dates do not conflict with the Friday Night '
club in this city, to -which many of the Deux !
The first cotillon will be led by Roger Friend j
and pretty Mis.* Amy Requa, who has a mar- ;
velous gown for the occasion. I am told Mr.
Friend has invented some new figures, among •
them a modified London bridge, a rain figure, ,
when all the first set will open dainty Japa- !
nese umbrellas. There will also be a driving '
figure. The favors, I understand, are as pretty
as before. None of the young married people
have been a.-ked, which cuts a hole in the j
guests, and as soon as any engagements of j
ciub members become marriages the young !
people are barred. There will be more en- j
gagements in the club before the season is >
"THE CALL'S" COURSE IN DEALING WITH PUBLIC AFFAIRS APPROVED. 1
F o torwTo I a l r val}' Its Contemporaries Commend It for Its Reports of the Durrant Trial and Its War ='£»£« SiSS'?.'
ous newspapers. These show how ■ ■ •• .../.—* • 1 n '• can oe iorraed without familiarizing the
ous newspapers. These show how • _ _ public mind with sickly details, and the
the course of The Call in regard nn I r\ttf^V\r I^P^Cnii iflHtiS hi/ 4rY%(± IniAti Tfit* Y^fHC TtCfi I i-'rOOTCSS cause of decency is best served by making
to public affairs is approved of in UII L-ULLery KvSOlUllOll_ Uy me UlllOn lUI ridtlltttl riU^ICW. these omissions.-Suisun Republican. .
all sections, and these show also that the Tl-. I A* XT ' ' Has Set a Good Example.
1116 LeaOin^ l\e\VSpaper« We congratulate the San Francisco Call
on the policy it has adopted in reporting
£ . the Durrant case. As a rule the daily pa-
-7 * \ t pers of San Francisco are the rottenest of
a first-class newspaper should be are ap- upon California recognition to bring them I giant strides and daily gaining in popular I eager were the people to show how much , immensely under its present management any we know of. No occurrence is too
preciated. to light. favor. In its issue of September 13 it gives ' they appreciated the paper's enterprise.— and is to-day one of the few representative yile for them to spread open to the public
1 „ -~ "Who reads an American book?" was an elaborate and minutely accurate map ( Mariposa Miner. .. papers west of Chicago. Its treatment of in all the disgusting particulars that a
■JR -- .Courage of His Conviction.. the taunt of literary England a century ago. of the mother lode through El Dorado. I ' n i.-717« t «der men and affairs is broader than that of any cheeky reporter can nose into. It ought
j£^\ The editor of the San Francisco Call That sentence, remodeled to suit present Amador, Calaveras. Tuolumne and Mari- „ Recognized as a Reader. other San Francisco paper, evidently real- to be stopped, and The Call has eet a
&'<£*§> certainly has the courage of his convic- local conditions, would read: "Who reads posa counties, supplemented with an able San Francisco commission fruit men mng that whatever advances the btate as good example.— Hanford Sentinel.
4 The editor the Ran Francisco Call the literature of remodeled to suit present article on the world's greatest treasure i have again • been at the work of dumping other San Francisco paper, evidently real- t o be stopped, and The Call has Bet a
certainly has the cour.ve of his convic- i local conditions, would read: "Who reads ! posa counties, supplemented with an able! San Francisco commission fruit men i zm g that whatever advances the btate as goO d example.— Hanford Sentinel,
tion* In a recent i«sue he says- the literature of the West with its crudi- i article on the world's greatest treasure j have again been at the work of dumping a whole also inures to the town by the
MM tion.. in a recent issue he says. ,„ ties, exaggerations and suggestions of ' vault, from the pen of A. J. Brooks, who hundreds of crates of good fruit into the Golden Gate. Horticulture and agncul- For the National Convention.
ioYV^t^iI^TSJwVSSSS bowie-knives and fields of hSSor?" The | treats' the subject with a master hand, as bay , because they would neither sell it at S^ S'laSsi VidSS S'SS fact C M - Sho^ tod »J of San Francisco has
Joo*&>^\ 'A preparations for a grand festival next spring, first taunt was killed many years ago by on a practical miner thoroughly versed a ice low enoueh to make it go, nor give « entl « n . the of^papers enti '-Plain one East to labor with the Republican
mso^s*\ /f\ antfin the meantime San Francisco continues the facile pen of Irving, Cooper, Haw- with the country and its possibilities could. \ft v wav to theverv poor who could not pay | Talk! wfth FarmS " by Edward F National Committee in the matter of se-
* /C*f«r^^^w\ I to play the role of a passive spectator. ! thorne. Thoreau, Emernon, Holmes, Whit- | Since the active resun ption of quartz- away to the yen poor who couia not pay Talks W ith farmers, bj i^awara V. . the ting of the next National
n ffifas^^tss\'\ It is refreshing to find one paper of the ! tier, Longfellow and Lowell The second ! mining on the mother lode none of the any -price at all. So a lt nr wa f.. I w antonly I Adams.-Rural Califorman. convention in San Francisco. Other gen-
XWwi* rl^X3§^\\ L northern metropolis that has the' cnuriPe will fade, let us hope, before the powers of other leading journals of San Francisco wasted, buch practices are little short ol «.»*•„_ ft ir x . mi ,i« . tlemen go East for the same purpose at an
\W£W \^W^MmJfc\ 116 " 1 metropolis tnat has the courage fl corapany equa n y great . Then wlll C ali- have deigned to notice it or give it the at- criminal, and we should think that severe Setting a Good Example. _ da * Twenty of the fifty-six com-
. iCTj^i^^^^jr^^p^ to speak right out in school and tell the fornia literature be patronized by Califor- tention it deserves. It waited for the busi- I condemnation by the San Francisco news- The Call of San Francisco, Cal., under itt eemen favor San Francisco now —
truth, even though by speaking the truth : ia readers.— U. S. Parsons in Oakland ness sagacity of The Call's management ! papers ought to # diminish the practice, if | the new management, is setting a good Hanford (CaM Democrat.
X 1 it shames the San Franciscan. That City | Times. to invade the field, from which they will not entirely stop it. We look The Call example to : contemporaries in refusing to
affl^^Svf^S^SQ haS *«> lon ? P la 7 e^ f the part of the "pas- .. Tho Call 7,7r Entei . pi , ie . reap a rich return in the way of extended to lead, of course.-Redlands C.trograph. t the tnd sensational court . To Eliminate Sensationalism.
TOfi^|SssSFWSff^S. sive spectator." Meantime Los Angeles __■ . ( nc Ul " enterprise. _ circulation. The local agent at Coulter- _ r..».«.nt nfirTn ,d Affair. ! room details of crimes etc Thedailv The San Francisco Call will publish only
KSS«WI;^N^ has played the part of the active participant Under its new management the San ville found it necessary to order fifty addi- Treatment of Men and Affairs. ; room details ot crimes, etc^ineaauy O pment sof th eDu rrant case
JS^IK^^gSM.vS?SK" in all events and undertakings which would i Francisco Call is forging to the front with tional copies to supply the demand, so The San Francisco Call has improved paper is a most potent educator of the peo- the legal developments ot tnex»urrant case,
«Wir*MM & :;i n advance the interests of Southern Caiifor- ] ' ' pie, and it can do an immense amount of taking care to eliminate all that sensation-
Tf'SAt i > ■ ft. $■ IlvSsi_: : l nia in general and Los Angeles in particu- 7 ; " ~ P^od or evil according as it seeks to lead alism to which the other big dailies give so
rs<&rA % -■<"« M«? CHW?^ lar, either commercially or socially. A «*THP fAI I " TO MM PN them to better ways of thinking and liv- much space. . Now all those people who
WM-M !p*d iMkS! PS 3 short drive about the city will convince the J" C . CAUL. CUiYllYl DIN ing or merely act as a purveyor of mental are continually crying against | the sensa-
*'l •■«J«i^ii>rw^3v*ie-IVTrS Si most skentical that our riennle &re any- and moral corruption. Clean journalism tionahsm of the modern newspaper have
wfe^fr^S^s|«Si most skeptical that our ppople are any- ' ' : and mighty the world. The Call tionalism of the modern newspaper have
P&sZii T?|l thing but "passive spectators •' is a mighty power in the world. The Call an opportunity to show how strong they
tfP^if^ 2) ft T?«Su&r - The Call has been paving' considerable ' is taking a great leap in progress if it uses are, and how sincere they are in their
■ *JfK^sy3*A * Li Ft *^^ attention to this city in the wav of inves «.*, * ■ » ..». +*. ■, , . r. , ir . its columns to elevate the people, instead kick.— Woodland Mail.
&ms£&\ Rl A«& -• ' tieJSon a°d bef ■ the nub' c ac * Appreciative Resolutions Adopted by the Union for Practical Progress. of pandering to their vicious thoughts by . — - .
\^Mm^\ « 3 mSgtiPi curate information wto our resources and : : ■ ■ ; giving all the possible details of murders, Hits the Kail Sqnarely.
m^it ft S ?W% industries. The articles have been well .. THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL •• Is steadily growing in the esteem of the people. One reason for .The Call hits the nail squarely on the
BE 1 * it*" -B-B B®SJ: , ft" t0 thC P° lnt - "Angeles , _#^* this is the straightforward course pursued l, y » THE CAII "in dealing with all public affairs. Whether Worlds Advance Thought, 1 ortland, Or. head when it says: "That form of new -
WlßM^fel'i F» . * V'SJ ' Herald - _Tt*ie"- the editor agrees with the promoters of certain movements or not, the view, of such persons are given "The Call's" Honest Methods. paper 'enterprise which finds exercise in
RmfffiHH ** El Si w It Is Consistent. Iffl *#2^ K \\™«P«>tfiil attention, and in every case the actual news, is fairly and honestly presented to the reading It is evident that the Examiner and the padding 0 disgusting criminal repoi
M.^ * l'^ H -* 4 H The San Francisco Call declares that it tJL '*^ r >h. V pu blic, without the prejudice and bias that hitherto may have been noticed in some newspapers. At a j the Chronicle are no longer to be the "two costs m oney finds its' reward in the praiso
•^-Ai^ifft-MfJ 0 R ta . will encourage the Western author with tfe.^fe^trfjjf meeting of the Union for Practical Progress held in San Francisco Tuesday, September 24, 1895, the fol- ! great City dailies." The gentlemen who o j the ignorant and depraved."— Newman
"\?M i* 2 «!* §; S»^ 8] his Western theme. The Call evidently; \L = j£?T^Zg&r lowing resolution was adopted : are bringing The Call forward appear to Tribune?
&% $ Kv*v i^ <H& S^ HUSI does not believe in strong praise and in- tr%\ '^^^^I^' "WHEREAS, During the past fifteen or twenty years the press of the United States, as represented by be in earnest and in future there will be a TT
ti*-^ii»' ; W"?fc r^-- : -^iP ; i dorsement of home industry in its cdi- ■«* /^tlir great dailies of our large cities, have developed a tendency to ignore or misrepresent the move- triumvirate power in California journal- Doing Its Share.
l^lftiMe'Sly^L^i^M!^ torial columns and the simultaneous re- " W-Jments which have been inaugurated for the welfare of the common people, and whereas, Instead ism. The people of this coast should be . The San Francisco Call is having quite
O^-ySaS^SßteSMiftU jection Of literary home industry from its of presenting to their readers the propositions, facts and arguments of persons who claim to f^'^ifiV^L^thP Sr^tnrrf 8 a tussle to break up • tne lottery schemes
'^^^EiE^Ks^ literary columns. It proposes to be con- have the public welfare at heart, the press ha, frequently misrepresented their speeches and acts. The ™X™lnsesaVo™ keep the Board of Supervisors straight and
«MfjiisJl^fi^^_S!^^^^i Bistent. The other great dailies supply j newspaper, owned by wealthy men and corporations allied together in a powerful association have demonstrated that they a * J \ ' * — _ tffiifor San Franc Sco This^ is™ no small
fy"i"?yS^i> their readers with French, English and are no longer conducted by men who are true to the fundamental principles of our Government. We notice the absen ce of Deserves Commendation. but The Call is' certainly doing its
I^feq^^^— ?Tc%4 ' ifeSs?v|ic3 New England literary bills of fare, but fail the advocacy of principles of equality, justice, liberty and freedom for the masses. Instead of comment and, publication of The Call deserves to be commended for 8 of it.— Lodi Sentinel.
I EPfe] §3 to give us an occasional tonic in the shape proceedings involving the grand principles to which we owe our National life we notice that the daily press of our large cities the course it is pursuing in the Durrant i
r 7 rT ''U ij P^^ of California literary bacon and beans, are disposed to publish the horrible details of murder trials, the indecent scandals of divorce proceedings and the insipid trial. While the other dailies are devoting Into the Front Ranks.
'j^^^^W/A^^^'^OT ;i'§*A < y '^3-fe The Call's latest example of home en- accounts of the doings of the aristocracy. And whereas, while deprecating the degeneracy.of the capitalistic press a. a rule, a dozen columns or more, and giving long The San Francisco Call has stepped into
L-i~ r »l v ''kiijMia couragement in literary matters is the we are _ rate ful whenever any of their number show a disposition to correctly publish the local news and information regarding drawn out repetitions which no one whose the front ranks since CM. Shortridge be-
FEIEQ '>ttftr:&ffe^ publication^ of a . shorts; of mining- matterB of vital itnpor tance, and since -> time is worth anything ever thinks of read- cam the proprietor. It has fairly out-
R|^-7==ar jz\ i jirMjs^P camp life by Rev J.H. -the Jr. of this *" «the SAN FRANCISCO CALL" ing, The Call has published each day a stripped all the dailies and is truly the
• ■■P^asrJ ' »^~*=— -^f^J city. "From the Lowest Level," Indian- , - -■ ' .. brief, concise statement of the progress of neoole's paper —Howards Journal
L~^ T L l £'^?^zm*TM' c'?*e '?* ' uscript, was read by the writer of this Has manifested a disposition to give to its readers valuable information regarding the. public ownership of land and water the case.— San Francisco Endeavorer. . — — .
~"~'* ' . sometime ago, and its perusal then con- and electric light works, while all the other paper, have remained silent on these vital subjects, , . • — — The heading Newspaper.
• -ru . r-ll'«" New Home yinced him of its superiority .to much that REVOLTED, That wo extend our thanks to '. ..: /r-^:.,\iv^> Entitled to th« Thank, of the Public. The San Franc i sco Call, Charles M.
The ••Call's" New Home. is being hashed up in magazine and news- "THE CALL" . ,The Call is certainly entitled to the shortridcebroprietor and editor-in-chief
TfTf ff 3Bßwi paper Fully a score of California writers ■' ' +v< i * +Vi kt * ♦* ■♦ ouoriniiEc, iiiujumui ouu cun.or-m-i.niei,
■ ~~ ' " of merit recognized in the East would have For its unbiased publication of such Information and news, and commend It for the course It has taken regarding the Durrant thanks ol the public lor expurgating its is undoubtedly the leading Pacific Coast
measures taken to make the paper all that remained in obscurity had they depended trial and the lotteries. . : . / reports of the Durrant case and omitting newspaper.-Weavervllle Record.
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over. Two have lately been announced. Just
scrutinize the first set carefully and I think
you will see at least two more. Those in the
first set will be: Miss Requa and Mr. Friend,
Miss Mhoon and Mr. Magee, Miss Glascock and
Mr. Van Winkle, Miss Selby and Will Horn,
Miss Kellogg and Mr. Nk-holls, Miss Palmer
and Paul Selby, Miss Joliiffe and Ed Green
way, Miss Alire Sterrett and Mr. Metcalf, Miss
I.illie Strong and Mr. Parcells, Miss Myra
Prather and Ale:: Baldwin. Won'c that be a
pretty set? We are all longing for it.
Mrs. Cone and Miss Josephine of Red
Bluff, who have been visiting Mrs. and
Miss Alice Owen at their residence. 2101
California street, have returned to their
home and will spend the greater part of
the winter there.
A very nice party was given Thursday to
Miss Nellie Tracey by her mother, Mrs.
William F. Tracey, and her sister, Miss |
Kitty D. Tracey, at their residence. 71
Clementina street. The guests arrived
about 4 p. m. Following were the little
hostess' guests: Master William Rich
ards, Miss Vivian Ryan, Master Dick
Hoist, Mif-s Agnes Tracey, Master Robbie
Carrick, Miss Sadie Tracey, Master Frank
Tracey, Miss Nellie Tracey, Miss Grace
Richards, Miss Irene Notung, Miss Mar
ion Brown, Misa Lizzie Brown, Miss Irene \
Johnson, Miss s Lizzie and Alice Collins, j
j Miss Alice T:..cey, Miss Jessie Christie,
: Mi?s Hazel '1 racey, Miss Lizzie Wilson,
| Miss Pearl Kelsey, Miss Margaret and
• Katie Hoist, Misa Ella Smith, Miss Kitty
Tracey. In the evening the children's
eldersdined with Mr. and Mrs. William F. j
Miss M. Swit/.;r of 832 Sutter street will
return from New York Octot?er 1.
J. Goldberg, j resident of Goldberg, Bow
en & Lebenbauni, left for New York Sat-
I urday, the 21st inst., for a^ two months'
Golden Gate < ircle No. 23, C. of F.. in-
I vites their frie.ids to attend their grand
I entertainment a:>d ball, October 2, 1895, at
I Union-souare Hall, 421 Post street.
Lincoln Relic: Corps No. 3 will give a
lunch and bazaar in the old Y. M. C. A.
Hall, 230 Sutter street, Thursday, Friday
i and Saturday, the 3d, 4th and sth of Octo
ber, for the ben-tit of their relief fund.
The public is cor lially invited.
Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Gonzales leave to
day for an extended tour of Europe, to re
main about a year.
At St. Dominic 3 Church festival, now in
progress in St. I 1 •vruinic's Hall, Pine and
Steiner streets, St. Rose Table" is pre
sided over by members of Branch No. 19,
C. L. A. S.
Mrs. Charles D. Wheat of this City is
stopping at the Broadway House, Los
Among those registered at Paso Robles
are: W. W. Gragg. F. S. Holt, C. F. Con
i ard, J. E. Terney, Miss Oxnard, Miss M.
D. Oxnard, L. 11. Garrigus, George P.
Roesch, John Wear, A. M. Campbell,
James R. McElroy. 0. A. Jullian, V. Bo
gen, M. M. Harriss. W. Chamberlain, M. J.
Merrill, Mrs. Merrill, J. M. Rothchilds,
! Easton Mills. Mrs. Mills, J. M. Brown, R.
1 H. Spotwood, G. 1.. Tompkins, Mrs. J.
j Tompkins, D. McTiddy, G. Dutton, W.
j Woods, M. H. Sheppard, Mrs. E. Geritz,
\ 0. B. Hostmer, Mrs. Hostmer, Miss F.
| Fulton, Mr. and Mr~. Savidan, W. A. Ross,
Miss A. Carroll, Miss B. Hester. L. Becker,
| Mrs. M. Pray, Mrs. C. E. Bancroft, J.
| Hicks, J. B. Coleman, D. P. Torpv, T. C.
! Mintre and wife, Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Davis,
| Mrs. H. H. Manzard, Mrs. B. Kerby, Mrs.
W. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Oslrom,
Mrs. .lames Smith, Mrs. Lane, E. F. Burns.
A very pleasant party was given to Viva
• McNeill at the residence of her parents,
2201 Geary street, on Wednesday last, the
i occasion being the eighth anniversary of
' her birth. The young hostess was the re-
I cipient of many handsome and useful
j presents. Among those present were the
| Misses Edith, Alice and Louise Plaseman,
i Adelaide Carles, Hazel Law, Gertie Saw
i yer, Clara Hirsch, Daisy Jackson, Howard
and Harvey Sparrow, Eugene and Joe
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1895.
Carles, Reuben Sawyer, Rudolph Plage
man, Malcolm and Ralph McNeill.
Mr. John F. Merrill and Mrs. Merrill
will spend a few weeks at Paso Robles.
James R. McElroy and James M. Roth
child are registered at Paso Robles.
Rev. V. Bozer of Honolulu will spend a
month at Paso Robles.
Invitations are now being issued for a
grand reception tendered to the lately mar
ried couple, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Close, to
be given on Monday evening, October 14,
1895, at Mission Opera Hail, under the aus
pices of Puckett's Dancing Academy.
Among the interesting events of the
coming week is the fifth matinee musicale, j
to De given by Professor Volmer Hoff- I
nieyer and Henry Bettman, Saturday, Oc- !
tober 5, at 26 O'Farrell street. Only a j
limited number of guests have been in- |
viled, who oxpebt much pleasure from the j
unusually beautiful programme, which
comprises selections from Grieg, Wieriiaw
ski, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven.
A pleasant surprise party was tendered
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Feader at their resi- !
dence, 731V£ Treat avenue, last Saturday j
night, by the members of the S. P. Society, i
it being given in honor of the latter's re- ■
turn from a visit in the southern part of j
the estate. A candy pull was enjoyed dux- j
ing the early part of the evening, fol- i
lowed by music and dancing until a late j
Among those present were: Mr. and j
Mrs. W. F. Feader, Mr. and Mrs. F. Har- ;
vev, Mrs. T. McLeod, Mrs. A. L. Jenness,
Miss Edith Howland, Miss Emily Andrews,
Y. L. I. No. 7 will give a dramatic enter
tainment and social at Union-square Hall
on October 16.
Dr. and Mrs- Luke Robinson are occu
pying their new home, 2506 Fillmore street.
■Their daughter, Miss Leeta, is still a guest
of Miss Fruth of Seattle in her beautiful
summer home "Barnabee," on the shores i
of Lake Washington, near Seattle, where j
i she has by her charming personality made
i many warm friends.
A very pleasant surprise party was given
| to Miss Tessie Olsen by her many friends
i last Monday evening, on her return from
Los Angeles. At midnight a sumptuous
supper was served, after which dancing
and games were indulged in until the Tvee
hours of the morning. Among those pres
j ent were Miss Tessie Olsen, Miss Kate j
! Cassasa, Miss Edith Halpin, Miss Mary
Murray. Miss Mamie Jones, Misses Winnie
and Mary Olsen, Miss Lizzie Bean, Miss
Brady, Miss Kate Kelly, Miss Mamie
Graney, Miss Madge Spottiswood, Miss
I Annie Grant, Miss Tillie Laws. Miss Albina
I Holmes, Miss Katie Walsh, Dennis Sheenn,
I Frank Suliivan, George Olsen. Edward
j Beardsley, Charles Cassasa, Dr. John
! Spottiswood. Messrs. Egan, McClellan,
\ Post, Nichols, Walsh, Edward Regan,
I Patrick Wilson and George and William
A most enjoyable time was had at China
; Cove, on Angel Island, and around the
: bay on the launch Norwood, where the
Tragur Quartet sang three merry glees
I and ditties suitable to the occasion. After
i sailing around they landed and partook of
a handsome spread, prepared by the ladies
!of the party. Singing and stories were in
j dulged in till late in the afternoon, when
; all sailed homeward bound, charmed with
their outing. Among those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tragur, Mr. and
j Mrs. Ben Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Grant and many others.
Miss Lucia B. Gere leaves for the East
I this evening.
Joseph D. Redding left for Los Angeles
■ on Saturday morning and thence East, on
I a short business trip.
Mrs. Joseph D. Redding and daughter
: have gone Last, where they will spend the
Mis.G. B. Bayley and Mrs. H. H. Haight
are guests at ..Etna Springs.
Mrs. H. P. Gregory is visiting her
parents. Rev. and Mrs. David McClure of
Mrs G. E. Brinckerhoff of Albion street
has been called to the East, owing to the
sudden death of her brother's wife.
On Friday evening the young men of the
First Congregational Church of Oakland
gave a social to the Christian Endeavor
members. The affair was unique, espe
cially the Punch and Judy show, conducted
by Herbert Kellogg. The policeman in the
little play wasdubbed Chief Schaffer, much
to the amusement of the audience. Frank
Leach made a good auctioneer when the
time came for receiving bids for a poor,
frightened kitten that had been posing in
a showcase during the evening. There
were all sorts of absurd surprises to amuse
one, and the young folks declared it was
one of th« most successful socials of the
Last Tuesday evening Miss Pearl Ola
Humphrey made her debut as a dramatic
reader at the First Unitarian Church of
Oakland. Following is the programme as
Andante and variations, from "Kreutzer
Sonata," for violin and piano (Beethoven),
Mrs. Carr and. Mr. Beel; "Honor of the Woods"
(Adirondack Tales) (W. H. H. Murray), Miss
Humphrey; Polonaise in D major (Wieniawski),
Mr. Beel;*ia) "Beauty Devoid of a Heart." (6)
"Their Wedding Journey" (by request) (Anon),
Miss Humphrey; sonate, "Op. 18" (Greig), Mrs.
Carr and Mr. Beel; (a) "Revenge of Reine"
(translated from the French), (6) "The Same
Old Story" (especially arranged for Miss Hum
phrey), Miss Humphrey.
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the members of
the Ebell Society of Oakland enjoyed the
Heroic march (T. J. Armstrong), the Au Fait
Banjo Club, directed by Miss Daisy Wendell;
vocal solo. "Oh Fair, Oh Sweet and Holy" (O.
Cantor), J. H. Toler; pen portraits of some re
cent Spanish writers, Miss Lilian O'Connell;
piano solo, "Valse Caprice" (Rubinstein), Mrs.
11. G. Thomas; Darktown patrol, (H. A. Burr);
the Au Fait Banjo Club, Miss Daisy Wendell,
Mrs. E. J. Cotton, Mrs. Klmer Drew, Miss
Tewey, Mrs. Don Mac Nicol, Miss Bertha
Crouch, Miss Irene Baker.
Friday evening the Seven-Thirty Whist
Club of San Francisco was entertained at
the home of F. M. Campbell. There were
three tables, and much enthusiasm was
shown at playing. Mrs. Albert Lyser was
the fortunate winner of the lady's prize, a
! dainty "Trilby" chain, while Mr. Taggard
i carried off a satchel-tag of silver. The
parlors were decorated in yellow, and the
dainty lamps shea a mellow light upon
the players. After the prizes were awarded
the guests repaired to the dining-room,
where, lighted by pink-shaded lamps and
candles, and decorated with pinks and
smilax, stood the table with covers laid
for fourteen. At each place was laid an
envelope bearing a verse to the owner.
Upon opening the envelopes cards were
found, each one being decorated with a
little bear in some attitude appropriate to
a member of the club. Verses written
upon these cards were read, and the club
members were obliged to guess for whom
each piece of home-made poetry was in-
I tended. Much merriment ensued, and at
' the close of the evening all declared it was
| one of the pleasantest affairs ever held by
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A.
W. Follansbee, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lyser,
Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Naylor, Mrs. L. G.
! Babcock, Mr. C. C. Ward, Mrs. Leonore
| Kothe, Mr. and Mrs. E. Taggard, Miss
Campbell, F. M. Campbell, Miss Grace
Campbell, Marston Campbell.
Among the entertainments arranged for
this week is the Adeline Jones-Ceam bene
fit recital, to take place Tuesday evening.
Among those to assist are mentioned Mrs.
Olive Reed-Batchelder. Mrs. Carrie Brown-
Dexter and Richard Milliken.
The organization of society amateur
thespians, known as the "Manhattan The
ater," will play "More Sinned Against
Than Sinning" at the residence of Charles
Kenyon, Fulton and Leavenworth streets.
next Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
The cast is as follows:
Squire Hilton of an illustrious family, Frank
Marmaduke. his son, Charles Kenyon.
Alphonse Belhaven, an Irish land agent, J.
Dick Harvey, an unscrupulous villain, w.
Mayor Lookout, a jolly good fellow, R.
Teldy Neal, a rare sprig of the old soil, W.
Captain De Balzac, armament of the Empire,
Andy, Tom and Joe, smugglers, Claud Comp
ton, G. Thompson and H. Barter.
John Jimpson, a servant of olden times of
the Seventy-sixth Battalion, Albert Kenyon.
Scene painter for the Manhattan Theater,
William C. Spiegel.
THE FREE LIBRARY.
A Change to Be Made in the Style of
Librarian Clark of the San Francisco
Free Public Library will soon introduce a
new system in the library that will prove
of great benefit to borrowers and attaches
in the matter of time, of finding books and
keeping trace of them. In place of the
borrower's card which is now issued, there
will be issued an envelope of stout manilla
paper, on which will be printed the fact
that the holder is entitled to draw books
from the library. This will be presented,
as is the present style of card. Within
each book there will be affixed a paper
pocket, in which there will bs a card
giving the number of Jthe book, and
on this will be kepi a record of the number
of times the book goes out and to whom it
When a borrower calls for a book he will
hand in a list of such as he may desire, in
case the first one is not on the shelf.
When one of the list is found it will be
handed to him and he will surrender his
envelope. In this will be placed the card
taken from the pocket on the inner side of
the cover and then the envelope will be
filed away.. An examination of the card
will enable the officials to determine at a
glance how long the book has been out
and enable them to, without delay, prepare
delinquent notices. Under the present
system, when a borrower turns in a list of
books which may have taken him a half
an hour or more to prepare from the cata
logue, he is required to surrender it when
he receives a book, and when he comes
again he is forced to spend another half
hour or more in preparing another list.
Under the new system, his list will be re
turned to him and he can keep it and save
himself the trouble of making another
until he has secured all the books on
Mr. Clark has also in view the prepara
tion of small handbooks that will contain
a list of the best books of fiction, of travel
and other classes of work. Under each
title will be a brief review of the work. By
this means the borrower will have an
opportunity to know what kind of a book
be would like to draw from the library.
If this is adopted, it will prove of great
value to the patrons of the library.
For Clettn Streets.
• President Dohrraann of the Merchants' As
sociation is dissatisfied with the failure of the
Board of Supervisors to call for bids for street
cleaning. He Is fearful lest the experience of
the association be disregarded and the work
be carried on indefinitely by the Superinten
dent of Streets instead of in accordance with
the association's plan. He asks: "Can the
work be done economically and satisfactorily
through the Superintendent's office, or is it
better to have it done by contract?"
In a statement issued yesterday Mr. Dohr
mann compared tne cost and efficiency ol
work, concluding with the belief that with
certain changes "there would be no reason
why the present system could not be continued
and made successful."
MRS. LUCY M'CANN'S AIM
Wants to Advertise California
at Atlanta in Proper
IS A NATIVE OF THE SOUTH.
Mayor Sutro Suggests That the
Chamber of Commerce Take
Mrs. Lucy McCann of Santa Cruz, whom
Governor Budd appointed as one of the
two commissioners to represent this State
at the Atlanta exposition, the other being
Colonel A. Andrews, was a guest of Mayor
Sutro, nfSutro Heights yesterday.
If proper arrangements are made Mrs.
McCann will probably leave early this
week. She will taks with her a magnifi
cent collection of stereopticon views of
California scenes if she goes, and intends
to present the advantages and opportuni
ties of California life with all the eloquence
and grace a widow of an honored pioneer
Mrs. McCann has a double advantage in
being a native of the South. Her birth
place was Bowling Green. Her father,
Warren L. Underwood, represented the
Third District of Kentucky in Congress for
fourteen years, and her uncle, Joseph R.
Underwood, was a United States Senator
from the same State for twenty years.
They were Unionists and the rebels were
wont to say "the Underwoods had Ken
tucky in their hand."
Abraham Lincoln sent Warren Under
wood to Glasgow, Scotland, as Consul, on
a very important mission, namely, to pre
vent any more Alabaman from being sent
from the shipyards of the Clyde. There
were six more ships ready to start out on
the business of interfering with American
shipping, but Consul Underwood succeeded
in preventing them from going.
During the war General Buttner con
demned the home of Mrs. McCann's father
in Bowling Grsen for military purposes,
and it was soon afterward burned to spite
Mrs. McCann has been in this State since
1857. Judge George F. J. McCann, her hus
band, was on the Superior bench of Santa
Cruz County when he died two years ago.
She is one of the few lady attorneys of the
"If I go to Atlanta," said Mrs. McCann
yesterday to Mayor Sutro, "I would like to
be able to represent the State in a manner
fitting to California. I have been informed
that a delegation of ladies will meet me
several stations out and escort me to the
exposition, and I am assured that I shall
be received with the open arms of a South
ern hospitality that has become proverbial.
"Unfortunately, however, the State has
made no provision for anything of the
Kind. Governor Budd was sick in bed
when he made my appointment, and the
Legislature neglected to do anything to
cover the incidental expenses naturally en
tailed by such a mission. S j far as I am
personally concerned I could get along
very nicely, Hut when it comes to doing
good and effective work in the way of ad
vertising this State's resources and its
inducements to investment and immigra
tion it seems to me that the commercial
and industrial interests here would be best
served by having sufficient means pro
vided to insure a proper and fitting pre
sentation of them."
Mr. Sutro was of the opinion that the
neglect of the State to provide the neces
sary means was sadly indicative of lack of
foresight. The only way now open, he
thought, was for some of the commercial
or manufacturing bodies to take action.
He believed the Chamber of Commerce
ought to see its way clear to do something
in this direction.
Boy Brigands Go Railroading.
The train from Xapa late yesterday afternoon
was nearly derailed by small-boy brigands a
little above Vallejo. The youngsters, one of
whom is a son of a Mr. and Mrs. McOinnis.went
to railroading for pleasure with a section
gang's flatcar, which they had stolen. They
were coasting along a erratic when the train
thundered into view. The boys tied, leaving
the car on the track, and in a few moments it
was scattered all over the right of way. The
cow-catcher of the engine was badly dam
aged, but the train stopped for only five
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