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JOHN D. SPRECKELS . . Jv.V. Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK. }. General Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON :..._.. .Managing Editor
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MAIN CITY BRANCH 1651 Fillmore Street Near Post
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Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested.
Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to
give both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt and
correct compliance with their request. ' .
..I I J Mil republican convention at Sacramento is of greater significance
•• I this year. The life of service is not a dead ambition when men im-
I peril political advancement and commercial prosperity because they
X believe th«ir California, politics has been dominated by corporate
interests to the detriment of the commonwealth. Some one has
called the new forms of wrong 'smokeless sin,' because it is hard* to tell
just who is responsible. We can feel the moral wound, but cannctt locate its
exact source. If you are true to the life of service a part of yourjsusiness
•will be to run down and stop these smokele«s sins." — -Extract from th"c bacca
l.Turcste sermon at Stanford university delivered by Rev. William Horace
Day, D. D., of Los Angeles. " 'CW%
rThe Lincoln-Roosevelt league is one phase of a great and
.national movement that has set out to pluck the mask from' those
forms of profitable : dishonesty -and vice that seek disguise in T the
outward seeming of respectability. Never; in the history of the
world was dishonesty organized on a business basis until the modern
corporation employed lawyers to discover how to do illegal, acts
in a legal way. In politics and in all the relations of *public service
on a great scale these forms of dishonesty have been turned to
profit and the making of great fortunes. The 'result has been a
wide demoralization. The young man, seeing the results of suc
cessful roguery, has found it difficult to get his bearings by the
ancient standards of right and wrong.
We look to our universities to hold fast to the standards and
bear them aloft in the sight of men. The recognition of honest
work done by the Lincoln- Roosevelt league in California was
made where it should bring fruit. The seed was dropped on fertile
ground, well cultivated. ." .'.\u25a0:-
These forms of "smokeless sin," so happily characterized by
Dr. Day, are dangerous, because their wickedness, is, sxd well dis
guised. These sins 'wear fine clothes and go -to church* o' Sundays.
They sit high at public banquets and move "in society." The Lin
coln-Roosevelt league aims to destroy one phase of their activity.
It is part ofMhe war of honesty with greed.
GAS COMPANY BOOK KEEPING
EXAMINATION of the gas company's books and plant by
experts employed on behalf of the city shows that the cor
poration officials have*' greatly exaggerated the cost of manu
facture and distribution. The company has indulged in
dubious methods of book keeping, with the obvious- purpose of:
obscuring the issue and confusing the board of supervisors, which
is the familiar practice of public service corporations in dealing with
municipal governing bodies. It is reasonably certain that when
the book keeping and appraisements' of the Spring Valley water
company are submitted to a- like test similar results will be obtained.
A careful estimate of the cos£ of making and distributing gas
in San Francisco, compiled by Engineer A. M. Hunt, shows the
total cost to be less than 75 .cents per 1,000 feet. The company
asks that the. price be fixed at SI per 1,000 feet. The present maxi
mum is 85 cents,. which allows an ample margin of profit; Any
increase would be a plain case of daylight robbery" under color
of law. \u0084 . .
The examination, discloses .the fact that. something like. JO per
cent' of all the gas manufactured is # lost by leakage, owing to
defective mains and pipes. This condition is regrettable •. and, in
some measure, it is undoubtedly due to the effects of fire and earth
quake. But the corporation must carry its own losses*. The people
of San Francisco are not conducting an insurance company. The
gas company must locate and stop its own leaks,
;*Vr'..The inclusion of*a large* sum for interest on bonds under the
head of "operating expenses" can be characterized only as an
example of dishonest book" keeping. An analogous case .would be
presented should the city assess both plant and bonds for purposes
of taxation. That, of course, would be double: taxation "on the same
property. By this plan of book keeping the corporation asks the
gas consiimers to pay double returns on; the investment: . '.".Vr~"
/The results bf the examination throw an illuminating light on
the; unwillingness of pubHc service corporations to submit, their
methods and their book keeping to the test of independent inquiry.
.The gas company was willing and even eager to submit- its books
•to examination up to the. moment when the bluff was 1 called/ When
•jthat happened the ancient spirit of obstruction and obscuration at
A MESSAGE FROM THE; PACIFIC
... _ . .
* N officer of the Atlantic fleet .remarked the other day that,
AY. perhaps, the most valuable result of the memorable voyage
£~\ lay in the lesson which the Pacific coast has taught: the people
of the Atlantic slope: This lesson lies in the contrast in the
popular attitude .of .these sections -toward the enlisted man of the
navy. In California he has been treated as ; a human being, one of
ourselves and worthy of honor. On the Atlantic coast , the ancient
and -dishonored tradition of the "drunken .sailor" still has much
acceptance, notwithstanding- the fact that this type of the enlisted
man" is;- virtually extinct. San Francisco has had sufficient experience
to demonstratejthat the men are well behaved, gentlemanly and of
liigh intelligence. They heed to be. You could not run a modern
battleship successfully, with ' the old type of sailor. These' great
ships rare. as.> much machine shops as anything else. Their- delicate
and complicated mechanism calls* for expert/and intelligent handling!
An American warship is a school of mechanics, in which the officers
are. the trained teachers, y The voyage around South America ..was
an important part of the schooling. The v fact that , the ; ships arrived
here in such good shape is demonstratio v n ; . of efficiency in- training
and especially of the intelligent ability. of the; men: to take advantage
of instruction in the use of difficult - mechanisms'. ;..\u25a0;• A battleship; with
her equipment on board costs thc;natidn something like^§9,ooo,ooo,
invested in complicated apparatus, easily, destroyed by lack of care
or by unintelligent use. The work calls .for high classy capable
men, and it seems that the people of the Pacific coast have been'
the first Americans to discover that the ships' companies are com
posed of men both high class and capable. , . . " ..~
The example of the Pacific coast in this regard will go far. Jt
will unquestionably have a useful effect on recruiting. When the
young men of the country find that they gain rather than suffer -in
public estimation by assuming; the -habit of man of war's man this
condition. will offer strong inducement to enlist. Nor can there
be any more useful training for a' boy. than . a ?three years' enlist-;
ment under the strict and wholesome discipline of' tl\e* navy:' ' j
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THE TAFT BOOM PREVAILS
IN the field of national politics it almost looks as. if Taft. might be
\u25a0given the republican nomination by acclamation*. Indeed, there is
a strong movement in this direction as* the result of important
recent conferences among leaders of the party in' AVashington.
The backers' of the "allies," as the favorite sons have come to be
called without much reason, have conic to recognize that the utmost
they could hope to effect would be the creation of a deadlock.. In
fact, they are "allies" only in the sense that they were not for Taft;
and .there is not "the slightest reason to suppose even should they
control a majority of the delegates that they could unite on any
single candidate. But the returns from the state conventions dem
onstrate that aggregate forces of the favorite sons constitute only a
minority, and the doubtful vote is not large enough to encourage
them into obstructive effort. . \u25a0 > '" .-;'•';
< Facing .this situation, they would not readily concede defeat
were it not that they fear the possibilities of a prolonged deadlock.
By creating a situation of that sort they would inevitably invite a
stampede to Roosevelt.* It is; the obvious alternative that forces
them to accept Taft aiid look pleasant about it. It is a solution that
lends itself to harmony a*nd .should be acceptable to all elements
within the party.; It is suggested as part of the plan that Fairbanks
should be renominated for vice president. Mr. Fairbanks has filled
this unimportant office with dignity, but his: pretensions to the higher
station have been chiefly regarded as. absurd. It is believed that the
nomination of Fairbanks for vice president would assure the vote
of Indiana for the republican column. .\u25a0;\ • ; \u25a0'
NOTE AND COMMENT
Gallagher/tells the jury that he was
ruined by Ruef. , And he was such a
nice man, too. \
\u25a0 The size of King Carlos'- funeral
bill will convince "the patriots that it
costs more to bury *. a bad monarch
than to let him Jive. . ' ' -
Th6se; congressmen who 'are plan
ning a.measure to restrict the speak
er's'power will find that it takes more
than a bill file to. spike" a cannon.
A noted German /educator "has an
nounced that there \u25a0 is no . fault ; to be
found with Tour English. Hcj probably
has observed that what we say goes. 1
'.We arcr informed that the new
bonds are to be exceptionally artis
tic.; The, chief" art "sought for; in -this
Answars to Queries
CEMETERIES— Mrs., • 8., City.; Is j
there one* or .'-more r cemeteries, in St.
Paul- \linn ** \u25a0 \u25a0
.More trian. one. . -' .'' \u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0'.
', BEANS— H. : * '&%'"\u25a0 Salinas. \u0084'' Cal.*: Will
beans -planted: seven":. inches below the
surface sprout and'grow? . v < --\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0':
. The'best authorities- on planting say
that the drill fori beans should ; not be
deeper than three inches.
: DiyORCE-^X.- Y.;Z., City. Can aperf
sbn^marTy 'again; on: receiving an; inter'-;
lociitory decree's in a divorce -case; in
; .In; a divorce 'case in California* a final
decree : is t'griven? one year - ; after the in
terlocutory 'decree.* is 's signed.' - ; _Untll
absolutely^ divorced the '\u25a0-' party 'cannot
marry ' again. , ; • ,;; \
\u25a0 > CONVENTIONS— -J. / Xl" L.. 'City; <On
what*' dates were^theTdemocratic-icon
. ' In;aßßo,"atvClncinnatl^O., June 23
24: In: 1884; V Chicasro^lH;; ;July^ll; -in
1888.\St: Louis. Mo^: June j 6;, in"; 1892/
Chicago; III.; June.:2 3;"; in'lß96,"chlcago,
The Morning AfteF
class of securities is their ability to
draw— interest. . ",
* Explorer Peary finds that his pro
posed v; expedition to the icy north
must be preceded. by. a cruise: for cold
cash. :* As -with the pole, discovery is
.The growth of the anti-vaccina
tion movement' seems to; call >:for
closer orgariization; of the proponents
of the operation. ; A Senjper Virus
club .is. in orcler.' " v *
r /The ; wireless phone company*
against .whom 'its stenographer ob
tained judgment; for her servicesCwill
realize that in .spite ; of' 'advancing
science the \u25a0 courts are not .ready to 1
affirm the constitutionality : of "wage
less work. : . . ' V. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0; ',\u25a0.
111,. July 10; in- 1900,.Kansas City, Mo.,
July 5;- 1n, 1904; St.^Louis, Mo., July. 7.
The; next convention will meet, at Den
ver^July*7. \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0. ; : -,'- :.'.: .' . '\u25a0\u25a0*;-<Y^gS3BKm
. PUDDINi.EAD WlLs6n— M. -L/ D.,
Berkeley. Cal.. : Who v wrote^"Puddin*
head Wilson ? > ;V'(2)>Who i-flrsti -flrst appeared
in thetftle role, Mayo or' Hearne? '•\u25a0 .'.•
Mark- Twain. (2) Frank. Mayo, who
adapted- Twain's story.: .' -
, OPTOMETRIST-^J. E. M., "Aptos, Cal:
Whatis an/optometrlst' 1 '.',\u25a0
;'One ; who ~: is i versed iin the: use -of the
optometer.',, an instrument ; for J measur-'
Jng the j limits -of; distinct •vision of :dif
the » selection t ; of "r spectacles .or 1 - eye
glasses.;;: -V :s '.'[. \u25a0' \u25a0•;•,"\u25a0: /:;.'\u25a0: :•\u25a0\u25a0 I 'VS-\ \u25a0\u25a0, 7/
.\u25a0; PANAMA .CANALr-r-A. L.vS., Daven
port," Cal.v Where • should one apply; for"
Information; about, work on the* Pah-"
ama* canal?.:" : • \u25a0' ;\u25a0'\u25a0.' *' '\u25a0'•'.?'"" .\--t
'.i'Address ' the . Panama', canal;" cotnmis-
resen tatl veV in "t congress yf roih^; thereon?
gressional' district In c which/ you "live:
Gossip of Rallwaymen
He Is a bosun's mate and has served
his country for -26 years, but when he
has the opportunity he rides on the
railroad, pays fare and gets into trouble
rather than join his ship.
.He was ' working his way to Third
and Townsend streets Sunday night
and loudly upbraiding the company for
: nof. having a. train later .than S: o'clock.
r,a"lf they, knew, their, business," Jie
commented, "they would run a train
to Santa Barbara at midnight. There
is. nothing I like so well as to ride at
night,, and sit up and smoke and talk
and know that some other guy is hold
ing watch, and you are traveling like
a real -gentleman."
"How does it happen?" asked Sam
Tait of the Denver and Rk> Grande,
'"that you are not with your ship?"
;Q "lt's just this way. I-,'felt it was.
up to me to ride, and I didn't just feel
like going aboard! Up comes .the pro
vost guard when I was" sitting in a.
joint reading the paper, like a real
swell, and says. 'Get out of this.
Shorty. Get aboard.' - ,
".'My friend.' says I, 'you are mis
taken.l/don't belong to the boat you
are discoursing about. I am on the
".'Stow. that swag,' says the ,prov.ost. !
\u25a0 I know"'you, Shorty. Get aboard.* -
."'As" you recognize me we'll all take a
drink and you have never 'seen me.' »l'll
go down to Santa Barbara by train on
my honor. - So don't worry."'
.-"Have you the price?" asked an itu
terested listener. " ; •
"Have I got the price? Of course I
have. !Do you" suppose HarrimapV will
carry me free; on. account of my^reat
personal beauty?" •
It Is understood in Well informed railroad
and . financial circles that Victor, Mora wo tz.
chairman; of .the : *xecutlTe ' committee of the
Santa. Fe.-ls about to/retlr« to - derote* his
tlmp to literary pursuits. This, taken in con
nection with -the election .' of Paul Morton a * a
member, of .the directorate, -and also as director
of thft "executlre ; comrnlttee, . has led - to vthe
thought that probably Paul Morton Is -to assume
the chairmanship of the executlte. committee.
As chairman of the board It will not be nec
essary for him to resign from the presidency
of the Equitable life assurance company. ' Hip
ley will, it is- said, still contlnne to be presi
dent of the Santa F« awl will in that position
carry out the policy of Paul >rorton, who will,
in fact, be the head of the Santa Fe. -
It Is said .that the Southern Pacific com
pany will seek : shortly "to market'- a larsrc
block of Its preferred stock to raise funds for
new construction ami betterments. The policy
of Harriman for some time, has-been to meet
his financial needs by«ale:of stock rather than
bonds,' and banking | Interests «oir I assert I that
he \u25a0\u25a0 is \u25a0 planning ;to sell a", part or all. of -the
*2r»,rt00,000 preferred , stock held >In its treasury."
ttlli also statM to be .'the Intention , to reoom
mend' the abolition of ' the redemption' clause on
Its preferred stock. : by the terms of .which this
stock may be called In at lI.V atvany time
before July 1. 1010. • If , (his redemption clans*
should be eliminated the price of the preferred
stock would adrance' sharply, and A. wouM make
the •" rights ;\u25a0 on . any / new .\u25a0 offerings of It much
more attractive. . It Is thought possible the new
offerings of preferred stock will be. made to the
present #hare holders |at I par. *$ The total author
l«e<l. nmouut '< of preferred stork Is $t00.000,000.
of which $3t>.r.f4),840 was taken; In 1004,. and
?3.->.29.\123: In Jnne- of- last, year by the , share
holders' at "par. making the total amount; out
standing . ?74.8«4.JM*V. and tearing a - balance of
approximately #25,0Wi.000 available for sale. \
. H. P. Anewalt. assistant general freight agent
of the j Santa ' Fe, has . returned from • Arisona
•tvl-N'ew Mpxifo and reports a reTiTtl in : the
mining Industry. He • says a large , acreage * has
been* put into .cultivation tfils spring.: and as
eyldence of the Increase. In the horticultural'in
dustry of Arizona 30;earlo«dn of oranges were
pent - from the f?alt;ri»i?r valley last year and
120 carloads this year. ' .-- .---.-\u25a0
: The eastern railroads .arc findlngithat their
asphaltum ; tonnage. t«: not holding » up to last
year's. ;. principally •on > account of the . fact that
Han Francisco. : in improving Its streets, is nging
the bulk;* of .the, coast product. ; lt» is. expected
thatf this', condition -will obtain- for the next
12 months... Producers are; now: somewhat ' fear
fill "that the, Trinidad i output' will obtain isnch
headway,*in the east that, there will -be trouble
In re-establishing the \u25a0 coast product .i n the' good
itracei»;of the eastern consumers 'without' sacri
ficing -:\u25a0 prices. .-. .They are certain that in - view
of toe present. chenp'rateK they ca mint look fur
ther to the, railroad, companies .for assistance.
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The bridge the; Santa ,Fe Is -'biiiMlnc; across
the Colorado river, ".between . Needle* and Yuraa
will ;be , finished ;in •" about 'three , months. \The
road y from^Wlekenbursj;, east - toithe <• river has
been ? built. •-, but \u25a0 not from ; Parker ; station : west
to ; Bengal ,on -the:mstn .line. 80 miles. •; The land
on the California side of the river Is susceptible
to the » highest : cultivation • and government - en
gineers t are ; now ; at ? Pnrker,- experimenting ; with
a water ; wheel; , invented i by.* an •' engineer, named
TCnslgn. \u25a0; which \u25a0-.' can \u25a0 lift; enough - waters t«"- Irri
gatelo.ooo acres. "-.-. His .Invention? avoids. the
bnllolnc of dams and works of like nature which
Makes-. Irrigation projoctn expensive '.-.- •••'•« ,-•
thousand :of California
wine have gone around the Horn and via Panama
during | the Uast^O : days. .- .Tbis^is '300 carload*
lost, t» the rnllrnnds owing to 'the smull deniaml
for wine, ln;the; east; .This is attributed. to. the
prohibition 'wave.;/.-;. /-i \u25a0-?,,'\u25a0 .- - .
sj ,W. 'j A Blwell ; «>f * the i Santa !, Fe.' has , ret'iimed
from Uhlcagu:. and says ''thcre*|s a better tone
In^the.i;»asterns markets" 'with /a ppjmlse of - a
speedy; resumption of 'business.
Recounts story of Banker, Lihefithal to show
what an absurd mistake can be, made by one
who should have some knowledge of finance
PK. LILIENTHAL; one of die man
agers of the Anglo-CaJifornian bank,
•^telLs an amusing story about a promi
nent merchant ot this city who had occasion some years ago to secare
a "call loan" from a bank with which Lilienthal was connected. "Mr.
Jonts," as, Lilienthal designates his friend of limited knowledge of bank
vernacular, . needed $10,000 to advance his business interests .and seeking
assistance from Lilienthal negotiated a "call loan" covering that amount.
Not being in any special need of the money and . entertaining' no fears
about ultimately collecting the sum with interest, Lilienthal allowed the
account to run for several months. < Then suddenly one day the money
was needed and Lilienthal without hesitancy called upon "Jones" and
"I thought that was a 'call loan,'" responded "Jones."
-Precisely," said Lilienthal, "and that ris exactly why I am calling
upon you for it now.";
"Jones," surprised, stammered a moment. Then said:
"Why, I believed -'call loans* were loans that you simply called and
paid when you had an opportunity — when you felt a little 'flush,' so to speak."
Lilienthal explained as soon as he was able to get his bearings and pro
ceeded to collect, which, he adds, he did without further .trouble.
Banker Finds New
Kind of "Call Loan*
When the late Dr. Voorhies first came to San
Francisco he shared the offices of Dr. Horatio
Hubbard, who was then the favored physi
cian of society. Dr. Hubbard, who died many years ago, was a southerner
like Dr. Voorhies and the two men were great friends. The old physician
h still remembered by his former patients. He was a model of, courtesy
and kindness and possessed the finest span of horses that ever drew a
medico's carriage in this city. At his death the' horses were purchased by
\u25a0 Before Dr. Voorhies came here he practiced in Memphis and during
the yellow fever epidemic in that city he gave devoted service to the sufferers.
He was an oculist of* rare skill and with a sympathy that few specialists,
absorbed in their cures for the sake of science only, evince for their patients
Dr. Voorbies Man
of Rare Sympathy
ErnJl Carlsen, formerly of the local art col
ony and of the Hopkins art institute faculty,
won the third award in the Carnegie exhibit
in Pittsburg last week. The painting, entitled "Surf," "a strong, convincing
picture of the sea," as one critic described it, carried off the bronze medal
Wins Medal and
Prize for Picture
The Smart Set
AN engagement of -great interest
to the younger set is that of
Lieutenant James Abbott of Fort
Mason and Miss Caroline Smith of
Washington. D. C. The news was an
nounced formally in Washington last
week, and the popular officer has been
the recipient of many good wishes since
It'became known here. *"Mt3s Smith is
not known in California, but isXreported
as being a charming and pretty girl.
Lieutenant Abbott, who was stationed
at the Bentcia barracks • for two years,
comes- of a prominent Maryland family
and has been a great favorite in- the
younger, set here ever since he first
arrtved in California. No date has been
set for the wedding. , «
" Captain and Mrs. William Montrose
Parker will leave town In another fort
night for the east, where Captain
Parker will join his regiment at Madi
son barracks. New York. Colonel and
Mrs. Leopold Parker, who have been
visiting the-Parkers here, have returned
to their home In Washington. D. C.
• • • \u25a0*•__:
Mrs. Russell Wilson, Miss Emily Wil
son and i Miss .Linda Cadwalader will
leave next week for New York, en
route to Europe. They will spend sev
eral months on the continent. Mrs.
Wilson has rented her handsome home
In California street to Knox Maddox.
Mrs. George Cadwalader, who spent the
winter months with her mother, has
reopened her little apartment In De
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Mrs. George Grant and Spencer Grant
will spend the next three months in
San Rafael. Mrs. Grant was the house
guest for the winter of her daughter,
Mrs. Robert Bolton. In the Bolton
home in Broadway. The Grant home In
Mill Valley has been rented for the
Admiral Louis Kempff and Miss Cor
nelia KempftT have returned from Colo
rado, where they went several weeks
ago for. a visit. Miss Kempff Is now
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peter
Weeks In Burllngame.
. "- . « - • •
Captain and Mrs. Alexander Mc-
Cracke^ have been spending the past
fortnight at Alta Loma. Mrs. Mc-
Cracken will, remain there until the re
turn of the "West Virginia, which Cap
tain McCracken commands, when they
will 'move to one of the nearby country
"• Mrs. Eleanor Martin was hostess at
an. informal tea on. Sunday afternoon,
which was attended by about 40 guests.
Several society maids and matrons as
sisted Mrs. Martin In receiving.
Mrs. L. M. . Trent and her daughter.
Miss Helen, returned from a week's
visit to Del- Monte yesterday .and will
go .up' to their. Auburn, home today.
With them they will take Miss Theresa
. J. F. '\u25a0 Norton of Gnldfleld U at the Fairmont.
"William La rue of Los Angeles is at the Co
lonial. . '/. VT ,;- \u25a0 •
OrvilleW*. Jones of Los Anyelcs is at the
Von'Dorn. \u25a0 - '•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 • -.".
George B. McLean of Los Angeles is at the
John ; H."' Forrest of . New York 1% staying
at the Fairmont.
Matt noveck. a mining man. from Skidoo. is
a guest at the St. Francis; ;
.Mr. and Mrs. Emll Olcovieh of Los Angeles
are ' Staying at the Fairmont.
- ; S. . Callisker of Merced ami W. B. Bancroft
of Sacramento are at the Dale. -
'. Mr.'i and Mrs. ' O. B. Eager. of Los Angele*
are guests, at the St. Francis.
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Why Are Men Afraid of their Wives?
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MAY 19, 1908
McEnery and Miss Isabella McLau^h-
Iln for a fortnight's visit to the Trent
mine near Auburn.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. . B. Hammond enter
tained a sroup of society «Irls at
luncheon on Sunday last at the Penin
sula hotel. Among: the guests were:
Miss Alice Rerron IMisa Grace Hammond-
Miss Florence Him-; MUs Julia Langhorne
»«n<l Mias Gertrude Ballard
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Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reddington. who
have been visiting Miss Frances How
ard In her home at El Cerrltd fc>r.two
mohths^ have leased one ot the Thcima3
Turner bouses In San Ifateo and \u25a0will
make thefr home in -the southern town
for 'several years- .
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Rear Admiral and Mrs. Sperry have
secured apartments at the Peninsula
hotel, where they plan spending sev
eral weeks this summer after th«
breaking up of the fleet formation.
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Mrs. J. W. Adams and her daughter.
Mrs. Dudley, whose beautiful home at
Fair Oaks was recently destroyed by
fire, have leased the T. H. Goodman
house In Palo Alto for the summer sea
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone, who
.were here- for a fortnight, have re
j turned to Reno, taking with them their
[little granddaughter. Kate Darragh,
who will spend the summer in the
north. . •;*•
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Miss Marian Warren has been for
several days the guest of tha Thomas
Eastlands. Mr. and "Mrs. Eastland
have been guests , f or four or five
months at the Peninsula hotel. The
Eastlands gave a dinner on Wednes
day of last week, their guests being
Mr., and Mrs. Walter Martin. Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Murphy and Miss Warren.
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In honor of Mrs. James Orr. the re
tiring president of the California club
a luncheon was given by the board of
directors yesterday. The affair took
place at an O'Farrell street cafe, where
a long table, exquisitely decorated wUh
masses of pink roses, had been ar
ranged for the guests. Several hours
were spent over the delicious luncheon
and both the retiring president and tho
president elect. Mrs. E/ L. Baldwin, re
ceived the best wishes of the gutsu.
Those present were:
Mrs. L. A." Hajwanl Mrs. Alfred Black
Mrs. James W. Orr Mrs. V. Bradley
Mrs. Edward Baldwia Mrs. C. Masoa Kina«
Mrs. A. Slo«s Mrs. R. Carmoor
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Dr. and Mrs. George Herman Powers
of San Rafael have had as their guests
for the past fortnight Dr. and Mrs. G.
L. Simmons of Sacramento, who re
turned a day or two ago to the capital
city. The Powers and their guests
were recently given a luncheon by
Mrs. E. W. Newhall in the latter's
handsome home la Paclflc avenue.
" V! '' \u25a0*:' Campbell of Pittsbnr* is amonz thW>
new arrivals at the St. FrancU. • ul " a * m«»>
E. S. Farrington. a njlalng man of Ca--
SOO, Is registered tt the Fairmont.
- O>loael and Mr#. G. A s»», nf 0.-_,-«,
have apartment, ,t Vh.sLFr.lci* TOr ° nt!>
Recent arrivals at the new Liok home are M
ici"-..Vv* h v S ad wlf ' of Arcarta. and M
V^ Oat «« «-^J&
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