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THE NOTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Ward Leedep— This great honor-er
overcomes me." In accepting the nom
ination I canaay nothing, but—
: ; Michael Doolan (one of the commit
tee)—All right; thin be as brief as you
can, me boy, and well forgive you. •
WHY CAUSED SHE— C. M. R., Val
lejo, Cal. In answer to the question
asked In this department a few days
since as to why,a ship is called "she."
quite a number of answers have been
received, some sensible and some hu
morous. For such the department of
" Answers to Queries" extends its
thanks to those correspondents who
Work' on; the new campanile at Ven
ice is being pushed as much as possible
and it is hoped that the entire structure
will be completed by the spring of 1906.
Examination of the .; remains of the
fallen tower proved that the bricks had
been used ¦ for various purposes at a
previous stage-Tin arches, fortifications,*
tops '. of walls, towers/ bridges,- etc The
most important > part .was that they
were not * Venetian,' but Roman bricks.
The New Campanile.
COCKROACHES — Subscriber, City.
Borax is said to be one of the best of
cockroach exterminators. There Is
something peculiar either in the smell
or touch of .borax which is certain
death to the pests. They will flee from
it and will never again appear whare
it has been placed. It has also the
great advantage of. being perfectly
harmless to human beings; hence there
is no danger from poisoning. The bo
rax, pulverized, should be ¦ sprinkled
around the infested places. It Is said
that parls' green (a deadly poison) or
a preparation of one ounce of poke
root boiled In a pint of water, then
mixed .with molasses and spread In
plates where the insects appear, will
TO TELIi THE. STORIES.
Boy— Say, mister, you advertised for
a good story teller. What do you want
him to do?
Smith — Run the elevator.
Why are the Japanese and Chinese
"yellow?" A novel answer, says the
New York Globe, has recentlv been
given to this question, explaining like
wise why white men are white and
negroes black. . Originally every . one
was black— which can easily be be
lieved when visiting the seaside re
sorts and noting the bronzed and
leathery complexions of those who
live out of doors, exposing themselves
to the sun and wind after the manner
of primitive man. ' Abraham was
black until one day he Jumped into a
pool of clear water, whereupon his
skin became white as if by a miracle.
Noting the wonderful change, others
followed Abraham's example,' until
the once clear waters were gradually
muddled and became) browni f The
Chinese and the Japanese were a lit
tle alow and bathed in the water after
it had become brown. As for. the
"poor, lazy, shiftless niggers," before
they arrived at the pool Abraham had
ordered the caravan to move on. <• The
negroes didn't get to bathe at all, and
have remained black to this day.
ALL FINALLY EXPLAINED
It Is related that a certain family,
the Browns, had given an .Impertinent
maid notice and in consequence were
obliged to assume the duties that she
pointedly neglected. On the last day
of Katy's stay, as one of the women
of the family was hastening to answer
a ring at the front door, she was ar
rested by an explosive whisper from
the rear of the hall, where the Ir
repressible Katy, in most unpicturesj
que dishabille, was established: "Mrs!
Brown, if that's any one for me say
WHAT KATY SAID.
W. K. Casement, writing frcrra Ehn
hurst, says: "By a figure, of speech
called personification. Inanimate things
acquire their gender, as "The moon
rises and she shines, but the light i3
not her own*; "The sun, he is setting';
'The ship, Bhe sails well.' No excep
tion Is made whether a ship Is named
Jupiter or Juno."
A. Deinstag, writing from Oakland,
says: "According to the Latin rule,
which is followed by the English one.
women, towns, trees, countries and
Isles are feminine. Ships are logically
treated as towns or countries.""
sent them. The most logical of all is
from Professor Fred H. Hackett, who
writes: "For the enlightenment of C.
M. R., your correspondent, am pleased
to advise you that O. Brown, the pro
lific and learned grammarian, writes as
follows relative to the gender of ship:
Inanimate objects are often represent
ed figuratively as having sex. Things
remarkable for power, greatness or
sublimity are spoken of as masculine —
as the sun, time, death, etc. Things
amiable, or prolific, are spoken of as
feminine — as the moon, the earth, etc.
Figuratively, gender is indicated only
by the personal pronouns of the singu
lar number, as 'He (the sun) Is set
ting'; 'She (a ship) galls well/ The
literal gender of these nounsV-shlp,
sun, moon, etc.— Is neuter and their
logical representatives the pronoun 'it,'
but they are very generally used In
the figurative sense, as here Illus
She had insomnia because
Her bargain scent was fine,
And so Instead of forty winks
She took Just thirty-nine.
— New York Times.
Look in this glass, dear Jess, and see
The only woman loved by me;
When I look In it let me view
The only man who's loved by you.
— From the Frtnch.
ON A LOOKING-GLASS.
Physician — You may take a drink
with each meal. ; -i
Patient — I don't think it would
cgree with me to eat as often as ]that,
doctor. — Town Topics.
THEY SOLD THEM.
Automobilist— Can you help me? I've
lost my bearings. ?- ,'/
Pedestrian— You'll find a machine
shop around the corner. They sell bear
ings, I guess.
THE MARRIAGE OF COLLEGE GIRLS.
MISS ABBOTT hasi compiled statistics which show that but
few of the graduates of Vassar marry, and that perpetuation
of Vassar traditions in the second generation is imperiled by
the fact that in the families of such as do'marry the children average
only one and one-half.
Perhaps those who assume that a college education indisposes
women to domestic duties and' makes them averse to marriage
po too far. In spite of all the instructions of prudence and pawkish
ness, romance is the leading element in marriage. But' romance,
with its rainbow and bloom, its enthusiasm and optimism, its dis
regard of butter and of bread, has its period of adolescence and
decline. If the years of romance be passed by women in the se
clusion of college life, and its knock at the door of the heart be un
heard in the ambitions and scholastic interests of the classroom, the
rainbow vision seldom comes again.
The Prince on a white horse is not seen by the eye of fancy, and
man is looked upon in his natural shape as a rather uninteresting
animal, who feeds like an ox, and smokes and chews, sometimes
drinks, and seems to hs.vc his pleasures in .wading to his girthy mid
dle in trout streams, or in gunning for game. All things have their
time, and if the time of romance be spent in the workaday occupa
tions of college, in learning the relations of the hypotenuse to the
other sides of a triangle and in gazing through a telescope at the
twinkling stars and steadfast planets, the incentive to marriage has
no existence, and the bachelor maid, panoplied by her parchment,
£oes forth not fancy free even, for she has no fancy. She is a mat
ter-of-fact person, not subject to illusions.
But what of man! Poor, devil, youmay tie him to a whirling
wheel, immerse him in business, or boil him in oil, and you cannot
kill romance in him. It disturbs his dreams before he is twenty
and it flashes like the aurora borealis in his winter skies when he
is eighty. In his case neither age nor occupation can safeguard him
against it. If he isn't watched and tended he will; run. off -and get
married when he' has lost all his teeth and all his hair. A college
education does not" cure him. No education at all does not impair
the iridescent vision. Jack will idealize Jill, and Darby will invest
Joan with sweet and angelic attributes, world without end.
If all the ladies choose to indurate the romantic spot in their
hearts by going to college man will lose his interest in life and pine
and die. Then what will Vassar do?
Fred — I came I to ask you ¦ for your
Her Father— Have yo t u any money,'
young man? "
Fred— Sure. Ho w high * do you ' quote
While the really short sleeved tai
lor made will hardly be accepted as
a whole, coat and cloak sleeves are
Little lace sets are very neat. There
are three pieces. There is a strip for
the neck with its. tiny lace point In the
back and there are no triangular pieces
of lace for the cuffs. They are fasten
ed on top of the silk cuff with fancy
pins. — Brooklyn Eagle.
2 tablespoonfuls pulverised sugar.
2 teaspoonfuls lemon juice.
8 tablespoonfuls grated fresh cocoa
6 tablespoonfuls cream.
2 tablespoonsfuls chopped blanched
Use only six tablespoonfuls of co
coanut and soak It in the cream for
half an hour. Stir the ingredients to
gether and place between pieces of
buttered white bread.
In the evening fabrics orchid pink
shines forth as being very handsome
for evening wear and particularly Is it
nice for dinners and where the lights
are to be brilliant. Orchid pink Is
trimmed with bands of rose bordered
with pipftigs of black.
It is a very easy matter to let those
slights, imagined pr : real, roll off one
like water off a duck's back. It takes
a little bravery for the first three or
four weeks, but after that it comes
natural enough. /
The sensitive woman Is one of the
most miserable in the world. It
doesn't pay to be miserable, especially
when a healthy effort will bring hap
piness. — Philadelphia Inquirer. .
Every one knows her. She has two
deep lines between Jier eyes and a
plaintive droop to the corners of her
mouth and to her eyebrows.
If any one speaks harshly, he means
If any one criticises a fault, he
Whatever is said she applies to
Every coat seems to fit her and she
puts it on.
She wears all the boots that pinch.
She carries a chip on her shoulder
from morning until night and when
ever any one comes near her she ex
pects it to be knocked off. The re
sult is the same, she Is offended,
grieved, hurt, she is so sensitive.
She is losing all the healthy en
joyment that comes her way.
She is missing half her life, be
cause she is looking for snubs.
She says she can't help It. She
can. .-r- ':-">;*•¦">¦
At the recent cattle show and fair
Mrs. Hubbard received several first
premiums for articles of fancy work
which she made herself. In addition- to
assisting in the housework she finds
time to do considerable plain and fancy
,/One of the smartest old women in
this part of Maine, says the Bangor
News, is Mrs. Philip Hubbard of Pal
myra. Mrs. Hubbard is 96 and Is the
oldest member of the Grange in , the
PRIZE WINNER AT 96.
MARRIED 92 YEARS.
The oldest married couple in the
United States are James Davis and
wife, negroes, who live a mile from
Waelder, Tex. They have just cele
brated the ninety-second anniversary
of their marriage. Davis, is 11G years
old and his wife is 110. He was born in
Jones County, Georgia, and his wife at
Mount Sellers, Ga. They spent seventy
years in slavery. Their owner, Mrs.
Sarah Davis, brought them to Texas in
Belt buckles are as handsome as
one can afford. But, in spite of the
great array of jeweled buckles, there
is a tendency to return to the neat
tailor-made "harness" buckle of gold
and of silver. This buckle harmonizes
well with everything.
Girdles are wide in the back, but
tapering in the front, and the latest
one show two "big brass buttons at the
back, and many of them have four of
these buttons placed two Inches apart.
A novel feature and one that will
hold its style ls'lhe ribbon rose. Rib
bon and chiffon roses are worn on
hats, on bodices, on . stocks and on
A good housekeeper must - possess
power over her servants and be able to
manage them perfectly. She must also
have control over the members of her
household and be able to manage them,
but In an entirely different way. She
must have more or less executive abil
ity and be agreeable under all circum
stances. When everything goes wrong
and the head of the house Insists on
rigid economy on account of business
losses, the housekeeper, if she be the
wife, should respond cordially and sym
pathetically. Of course, she has a per
fect right to complain and ask pater
familias to cut on his use of tobacco,
expensive lunches, theater seats, etc.,
but the truly good wife never does. I
call this last an attribute of the per
fect homemaker, as well as of the dip
Home-making is high art and the se
cret of it does not He in expensive fur
nishings and elaborate entertaining.
Home may represent all of this and
more, or It may mean a couple of rooms
on the top floor of an apartment-house.
It is made by the consideration of ne
cessities and essentials and placing
them above everything else. The hap
piness, the welfare and the comforts of
the family must be provided for, and
anything short of this is but a shelter
and a makeshift of a home-— Frances
Van Etten, in Leslie's Weekly.
Don't be bizarre. Don't gro to ex
tremes. It is early in the season, and,
while novelties are attractive, they
may go out of date soon.
FEW LEAVES FROM
QUALITIES OF THE
The choice of Mr. Kahn and Mr. Hayes was a wise choice, for
•they are fitted to the aspirations of the city and State. The cam
paign against them has been revolting and repulsive to a degree.
It has been characterized by calumny and falsehood and by appeals
to passion and prejudice, that are unbecoming in the politics of a
tree people. Let men soberly reflect that a result secured by such
appeals is always disastrous. The everlasting equities force a moral
balance, in which error is punished, and that punishment in politics
cuts the innocent down with the guilty.
San FYancisco has a great duty on hand to-day. This city by re
electing Judges Murasky, Seawell, Troutt and Kerrigan can compel
a most necessary reform in the whole State, in the election of our
judiciary. Such opportunities are infrequent and the present one
should be improved. San Francisco can give the seawall proposition
such a majority that the ill-starred opposition that has developed in
Southern California cannot overcome it. San Francisco can widen
her commercial horizon and make the most of her matchless seaport
facilities by giving the exemption of American shipping from local
lax a majority that will carry it against all opposition. It is unbe
coming in a great seaport and maritime State like this to put a
penalty on the American flag, to degrade it below the untaxed flags
that fly over foreign ships. This is an issue in which pride, patriot
ism and interest all unite, and San Francisco should vote to remove
the ban from the Stars and Stripes.
The election of two working Congressmen, the building of the
seawall, the reform in choosing Judges and the exemption of Amer
ican shipping from taxes that foreign shipping does not pay afce the
matters of keenest local concern in to-day's election. They appeal
to the intelligence, the prudence and the sentiment of self-preserva
tion of the people of this city. This is a metropolis ; let it be met
ropolitan in doing what is demanded by its dignity, its welfare and
The Call has uttered its conscience in these matters throughout
the campaign, and its voice has been for the guidance of all citizens,
irrespective of party. Others may differ from # us in their view of
local policy, but none can dispute the sincerity of motive with which
we have desired to do the best for the future of San Francisco and
California. . • . •"
T^HE national campaign has been the- most peculiar that the
country has had since the second election of Mr. Monroe, which
is caHed the Golden Age of American politics. The party con
ventions this year roused but little interest. The common sense of
the country- seems to have concluded, at the beginning, that there was
nothing in the condition of the country that required a change, and
that a change was therefore to be avoided by the re-election of a
Republican administration, which has glorified itself by con
spicuously beneficial achievement.
So plain was it that this was the will and purpose^)/ the country
that men who had determined what their duty is went about their,
business, waiting with patience for election day to record their ex
pression. This feeling was shared by the independent vote, that
large body of citizens who consider it a solemn and patriotic duty
to vote at Presidential elections, even though they leave local poli
tics to take care of itself in the intermediate years. These conditions
have resulted in a conspicuously unexcited campaign. There have
been no marching processions, no impassioned gatherings, no fiery
discussions on the streets between individuals, no straw votes on
the railway trains.
The last week was enlivened by Judge Parker's reiteration of a
slander involving the President and Mr. Cortelyou ; by the Presi
dent's vigorous and manly' reply, which was conclusive of the issue,
and by Mr. Cleveland's interview, in the manliest way indorsing
Mr. Cortelyou *s honor and honesty and career, though singularly
lamenting that he had taken the chairmanship of the National Com
mittee, as if honest men, as he declares Cortelyou to be, were not
wanic-d at 1hc head of party committees. These closing incidents
have only increased the volume and momentum of the movement
toward President Roosevelt, so that his supporters can say With con
fidence, on ;his morning of the day of battle and of ballots, that
the country is with him. , }
Hen- in San Francisco we owe certain duties to our city and
ourselves v.hich we cannot snub nor avoid. This city, not any party,
but the city, owes it to itself to secure two working members of the
next House of Representatives, in place of the two non-working Rep
resentatives who were elected in a reactionary spasm two years ago.
It will be amazing if this city do not back up the majority it will
give President Roosevelt by sending Kahn and Hayes to support
the President in the House, and do something for San Francisco.
We cannot believe that our people will falter in this duty, because
the natter totiches the vitals of our business and goes to the inter
ests of every citizen. We have presented it throughout the cam
paign as something that goes beyond party politics, and concerns
bur position among the cities of the country, our place in commerce
and our step with the great procession of American progress and de-
A LAST WORD.
• • •
Miss Brooke Rose will leave to-mor
row for a' six months' tour of Mexico.
She goes with Dr. and Mrs. Wheeler,
who expect to remain away until
Mrs. Charles Webb Howard Is at
Newport, where she will remain till the
first of the year.
The Russian colony of San Francisco
was entertained last Thursday on the
Russian warship Lena at Mare Island,
the occasion being the anniversary of
the accession to the throne of Emperor
Nicholas. The staff of the Russian
cathedral was present, holding divine
services on board, with the Rev. Father
Sebastian as celebrant.
Miss Clarisse Lohse was the hostess
yesterday for Miss Isabel Kendall, the
most widely feted of our brides-to-be.
The occasion was a luncheon laid for
twelve at the Piedmont Club, a delight
ful *pot, and with the perfect weather
and so many happy, pretty maids a
gladder sight could not be imagined.
"Allenoak," the beautiful new home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Freeman in
Berkeley, will be thrown open for the
first time this evening in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Frederick S. Gutterson, who
will give a programme of classic mu
sic. The affair will be one of artlstio
and social prominence.
Assisting Mrs. Dutton, Mrs. Williar
end Miss Wllliar were Mrs. Henry Fos
ter Dutton, Mrs. Thomas Benton Dar
ragh, Mrs. Ralph Hart, Mrs. Charles P.
Klndelberger, Mrs. Stafford Parker,
Miss Elsa Draper, Miss Gertrude Dut
ton, Miss Josephine Loughborough,
Miss Mabel Watkins, Miss Ursula Stone,
Miss Elizabeth Cole, Mrs. Clarence Car
rigan and Miss Elizabeth Zane.
The red parlors"*bf .the St. Francis
were most attractive yesterday after
noon, filled as they w«re with a large
number of society women handsomely
gowned. The affair, a tea given by Mrs.
W. Grayson Dutton,' Mrs. Harry Wll
liar and Miss Etelka Wllliar, was de
lightful, the three hostesses meeting
with as warm a welcome as they gave
to their guests; " The occasion served
formally to Introduce Miss Willlar, who
Is listed with the season's debutantes..
Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler will
give a reception next Saturday In honor
of Mme. Fannie Francisca, The affair
will be held at 1565 Bush stret, from 3
to 6 p. m.
• • .•
Miss Lucy Bancroft has gone East to
spend a few months visiting relatives
and friends in Philadelphia and New
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin sailed last
week for Europe on the Baltic. They
will winter In the south of France.
Mrs. Gerrlt Livingston Lansing has
returned to town from her summer
home In Alameda and will be at the St.
Dunstan through the winter.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Pease, Mls« May
llta Pease and R. H. Pease Jr., who
have been spending the summer In
Portland, left for home last night and
are due to arrive here to-morrow morn
Bishop Tlkhon of the Greek Russian
orthodox diocese of North America will
arrive in San Francisco Thursday from
New York. Bishop Innocent of the dis
trict of Alaska Is In the city awaiting
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Helena Hlnz of Mill Valley and
Lieutenant Edwin Davis of the-U. B. S.
Thetis. . .
Mrs. Thomas Patterson Woodward
and Miss Woodward will be at home.
2799 Pine street, to-day from 3 to 6
o'clock. Next Tuesday and the second
and third Tuesdays in December will
also be receiving days for Mn. Wood
ward and her daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wigginton Creed have
returned from their wedding trip and
are living In Oakland.
spring. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Sel
den S. Wright, who 13 Miss Rose's aunt,
entertained at tea from 3 to 6 o'clock In
honor of the travelers, whose many
friends gathered to bid them adieu.
Mrs. "Wright was assisted in receiving
by Miss Brooke Rose. Mrs. Hellman,
Miss Anita Rose and Miss Booth.
BY SALLY SHflRP-
UNCLE SAM: "After all is said and
done, he's still 'Good Enough for Me.'"
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