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WOMEN OF SAN FRANCISCO TAKE IMPORTANT ACTION
FOR CIVIC DECENCY
r I MiE women are the saviors of the race. They hold us on a
I level course and they are naturally conservative. They do not
\u25a0move in a public way or with united effort except under a strong
eof wrong and the need of action. In these facts lies the signifi
cance of the assembly of one thousand women of San Francisco to
pledge "support to the graft prosecution in its battle for justice,
public honor and the moral peace of our homes."
These thoughtful women understand that no great public question
is ever sealed until it is settled right, and this movement to cleanse
the city must proceed to its legitimate conclusion, whether it "hurts
business" or not. San Francisco has put her hand to the plow and
can not turn back.
The meeting was judicial and repressed in tone, calm and delib
erate in temper. It moved on the prompting of a sense of justice and
public morals and carried no tinge of angry or excited feelings.
None the less the women used plain words and called things by their
right names. Especially do they condemn the "low and torpid state
of; the public conscience" that leads thoughtless people to "acquiesce
in any permanent miscarriage of justice."' There is no worse com
munal >in than -that of him, who says "I don't care what happens as
long as it doesn't happen to me."
Women make some sacrifice when they come out from the
shelter of their homes to teach a public lesson ; but when that is
needed they are not found wanting. Their impressive movement in
this instance means a stiffening of the backbone of San Francisco.
The effort of the gcafters has been, through their organs, to make the
prosecution appear in the guise of a political issue. The women are
not deceived and declare plainly that it is a moral issue. With that
fact'recognized. there can be no two sides to the question.
While on this subject .The Call rejoices that Mr. Heney isUri
shape soon to resume nis work. His life is consecrated, in his own
words, to *'the principle, that.no man is above the law." It is a
principle that has seemed to neeci emphasis in San Francisco when
we regard the riot of indecency % set afoot by the reptile press in. the
hope to hold harmless "the. higher ups." But these organs have
learned their lesson from the voice of an outraged public, and are for
the present saturated with the hj^pocritical penitence of fright.
Mr. Heney is right when he says "my blood has not been shed in
vain if the assassin's 1 bullet has suddenly disclosed to the public eye
Sideousness of the gigantic conspiracy to defeat the law."
The day dawns for San Francisco.
DR. BURK'S WARNING
T~-\ R. FREDERIC BURK of the state board of education is not
the first official by a great many who has noted the prompting
and temptation of the social lure. Dr. Burk, being endowed
with a conscience more robust than common, bids the tempter get
behind him, but he survives the test with a sense of wrong that he
should be subjected to a disguised process of bribery. It is a com
mon experience among men on whom is* placed a public trust. The
Call ventures modestly to congratulate Dr. Burk on his sense of the
, official proprieties, and hopes that the certificate of good moral char
acter which he contributes in aid of the reputation of his colleagues
on the board is not merely a concession to official good manners.
It is the fact that the improved lobbyist likes to do business. in
the shelter of the mahogany tree. If he can persuade his victim
shall we say? — to put his legs under a table "groaning with the
delicacies of the season" or some other season, he easily finds or
produces a receptive frame of mind. Things seen- through the bottom
of a champagne glass take on the rosy tints. He is the advance agent
of a common prosperity, a benefactor of the human race, and satu
rates his environment with a sense that it is always fine weather
B^ood fej lows get together,
isa legend of Sacramento, which Dr. Burk may have heard,
c canvasback duck on occasion may assume the form of argu-
Mr. Jere Burke is reported to be especially skilled in the
presentation of such meaty persuasions. This is what we call, in
dubious phrase, beinc;- "a man of the world." H*H
The same -subtle beguilement works in the atmosphere of the
clubs, and whether a man is judge or member of the legislature or is
entrusted with other public interests he finds it difficult to; keep a
level head a.nd a straight conscience. With the baser sort the "raw
word" of flat bribery may be required, but men of the finer type- can
not be reached in that way., The approaches are indirect but none
the less dangerousto'publicigood. Dr. Burk sees with a clear vision
the perils of his official. voyage, and The Cair wishes him a^ safe,
The Men Behind Morris Haas
Reputable Press Joins in Condemning- the
"Higher Ups" and Their Creatures '
THE reputable press throughout the United States joins in condemning,
the grafters, the "higher ups" and the subservient papers for- the Vmu'r-~
derous assault of. Haas, the rejected juror, on Francis • Heney, Uhe fear-^|
less prosecutor. Some excerpts follow: ; , .
Bullet Helps Cause
Chicago Dally Xew» ,
The bullet of -the would, be. as
sassin has helped the cause in
which Heney and hSs associates are
enlisted. As was indicated by the*
mass meeting" of San Francisco
citizens on Saturday, in. support of
. the graft prosecutions, success now
is more likely to come from Heney's
efforts than it was before the shot
which nearly killed him had been
fired. The man who , lired the shot
and who afterward committed sui
cide may have been impelled, to:
shoot Heney not only. by ; his private
grudge, but by the abuse publicly
heaped upon that indefatigable
prosecutor by' persons who sympa-.
thized with graft.
San Francisco's new cause for
shame should lead the people in all
parts of the country to realize the
peril which lies in tolerating evils
of government. In honor of Heney
and his efforts to promote good
government in the face of torrents '
of abuse and in spite of personal
danger the public generally, should
rouse itself to the need of .funda
mental honesty in public affairs.
Chicago, with its: primary election
frauds and its other manifestations
of ill conditions, may -well take to
heart tjie "lesson of. Heney's brave
Good Results Expected
San Francisco > is. thoroughly.
• aroused over its latest iniquity in •
connection with the graft prosecu
tions. The city is stirred to the
depths by. a spirit not very. remote
from that which animated the vigi
lantes of early days. The result
isff.iie forcible expression of civic"
ri^uteousness- that has been over
borne by all manner of chicanery,
and> by all the tricks known to
duplicity and appealing to the so
called business , interests of the
We have a right to expect good •
results from this awakening. We
have a right to believe that regard
for '- civic honor and self-respect ...
will make this aroused indignation
thoroughly effective; we entertain
the hope that it will result In the
cleaning out of the San ; Francisco .
gang of grafters from top to bot
tom, and in the burying of graft
apologists, so deep that they may
never emerge from the odium they
The Bay City has, indeed, been
long suffering.- Its tolerance of
mendacious defense of unprincipled
scoundrels who have been kept out
of the penitentiary by unscrupu
lous pettifoggers and hair splitting
courts; scoundrels evidently willing
to seek the aid of those who would
commit murder, has aroused the
•suspicion that it was a city which
lacked the conscience to purify, the
administration of its public affairs.*
The spectacle presented was food
for the cynic, grief for those who
like to believe in the honesty of
men. .The present rovulsion and
•what it promises is gratifying In
To Prevent "Squealing"
It resolves itself down to almost.
a fact that Haas was murdered to
prevent any ' "squealing," "which
would have happened as soon as
the sweating process began. . The
\u25a0way in which he was' shot in the
head renders the suicide ' theory \u25a0»»; \u25a0
nonsense." as s it is ' impossible -to
place a pistol so as to be directed in
a straight line from one's fore
head. Take an empty pistol (be
sure it is empty) and see how in
convenient and almost Impossible
it will be to hold it square against
your forehead and pull the- trigger
at the same time. The suicide
would not go to such. painstaking
to make a nice shot in the center:
of his forehead; it Is much more
convenient to hold a pistol at one's
temple. Chief Biggy and a brace
of his confidential thugs know very
well that Haas did not shoot that
hole In the middle of his forehead.
-The murder is no doubt a part of
the program: Haas alive and a
"witness in court would have been
disastrous for the defense.
Haas Acted for "Gang"
Utiea (S. V.) Pre»s
Haas was once accepted as a
'Ruef juror and Heney brought out;
the fact that he was an ex-convict.
The assassin gave this as a rea
son for his dastardly deed.. Later
• Haas committed suicide in the jail.
Where and how did he get : the
weapon to do it? The ordinaryand
usual course is to search, prison
ers and take everything from them.
If one has a revolver, he is much
more liable to shoot a jailer than
himself. The -. conclusion is irre
sistible that the gang-induced the
fellow to fire the shot, working
upon him to raise his spirit of re
venge and then allowed him sto
have the weapon, when despondent, >
with which to do away with him
self and all the evidence of con
spiracy. * If Haas had lived he
might have implicated others in = a
confession, for Ruef himself set
the example. 'The. prisoner prob- .
ably realized that he could not es
cape, and he chose to take the.
shortest route. There is little.rea
son to- believe^ his Btory orto be-.
lieve that 'he was ' alone ,ln , th« ,
effort .which was .expected to -rid
the. wrongdoers of -the; able prose- -
"Higher Ups" Rejoice
Lincoln (Neb.) Star
Several San Francisco '•grafters
"higher -.up" probably rejoice over •
thefact that the man who* tried to v
assassinate Prosecutor Heney took •
his own life soon : after the attempt-;;
ed murder in the courtroom.- And '--
for that reason z the death vof - Haas .
Is regrettable. While for the sake
of society in general; it; Is better
that: such a man; were /out of \u25a0-. the.
way, the disclosures he might 'have
made, with the. resulting' good ef
fect in the almost hopeless; task of ,
improving political 1 conditions ~ in •>
San Francisco.; were, to i be >; desired. ~
Mr. Heney's - chief r desire ij is to rid
San Francisco of the. gang; whose \
members have , pushed that city, so .
far down into the depths of pollti-.
- cal 'disgrace. "It is- too : bad' that
the prosecutor could v not "have: had
the disclosures that probablyiWOuld
lhave come^as" ajresult^of the trial
.of Haas. *-."\u25a0
Heneys Are -Needed
Philadelphia Record .\u25a0. \u25a0 r
"We. need .'\u25a0 Heneys v who * will . un
dertake to dlscourage-politlcal graft
by putting thei grafters in the i pent-' '
tentiary \u25a0•. and who 1 will;stickito ,the
work of :hunting:the" rascals.down
; in spite of corrupted juries cand
k hair splitting appellate \u25a0"\u25a0 tribunals ,
and- even-of assassins.- , Heney :has
; already- done enough: to 'discourage-.
• political crookedness ; in" California ,
: for some : time,, but", we hope^to >. see
;. him welland strong,' with the ras
cals' in the penitentiary and ;with
• visible results : that- will encourage
the fight for. honest* government in*'
every city in the land. ;
Investigate Police v
'.* Buffalo Times „•
Meantime, the trial: of Ruef will
;\u25a0-\u25a0.- go ahead. in spite of the^shopting of
v Heney. Anotherjthing^that \u25a0;"
• sentiment will" compel will vbe ;a '
rigid investigation. of trie police de
\u25a0-\u25a0 partment. ;. Whether "it was collu-.*
sion : or* carelessness ithatjpermitted:
p Haasby hla;own hand to;escapethe. ,
i ' courts,,there'isvoutrageous'iculpa
\ bility. somewhere, v >\u25a0\u25a0..
An Ally of Ruef
' Xevada State Journal //
.While to 'i- kill the; -.'
A man they ; most Tfearcd may, not at; ,
first sight; seem ; to be the' work of
the rlngfof bribers," grafters and"
thugs that- haveinade' the 'namo of .
Hun , Francisco ' '- synonymous;, with
corruption for twoi years and'more,' §
it- is. \u25a0 directly -Vtraceable- to ; those,
whose- a; evil" 'deeds have "brought
them into; the shadow of thepeni
tentiary.: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:;».>-•\u25a0 v .;\ ; ; ~ /.' -' - .
Through; the rpresehce; <6n the
jury, preceding of - men like ' this:
man Haas,' Ruef secured his f ree- '.
. dora, on > one' of the many charges
. pending against -him. and escaped ;
conviction on one of. 'the. strongest
cases presented. .'.:-
That. the present jury was ;to be
packed v.-as , bruited abroad by a - ..
detective in~uhe "employ" of the :
United Railroads, v whose officials,
whether theyare- tarred with- the' _\u25a0'\u25a0-
same stick as Abe Ruef or^ not,
have been-, strangely active in , his.-,
behalf. "Crowds- rot hired thugs,
known to haye. been employed, by.
the trolley "company, havethronged
the courtroom -at^the graft trials
and have hampered the prosecu
tion at every turn. ; ' .
• .This would .beV-inurderer without .
doubt was aya v creature of Ruef, or.
at least an ally..
Hints at Ruef's Agents
Tonopah Bonanza '
; It appears to us that there is no :;.j
doubt that' back of the atteriiptetl
assassination is the hand of -the
higher ups. It may not "be that:
Haas .was offered any "price" for
the murder- of Heney. But it Is
more than likeiy that Haas, brood
ing sullenly over the exposure of:'
his prison career which had been
made by Heney when Haas was,
aboufto be made a juryman in the,
second -Ruef trial, was sought out
by the 'agents of Ruef, and that for
mpnths they.; had. been cleverly
playing- upon ; his susceptibilities. -
telling him of the great wrong; he :
had suffered at the'hands Of Heney,
and suggesting that" his 'life was
ruined and that he. might as well
drag himself and Heney to eternity -
at one. and the same time. -It ls-a
pity, that the suicided. \u25a0 As sure as
the certainty that -death will come
- to all men,' Heney, Burns and the .
.coterie of clever and true men
affiliated with them would have
wormed from Haas the true story
of the attempt upon Heney. It is \u25a0
fortunate . for the graft ring that .
Haas never lived to tell his story,
but it is unfortunate for the city, of
San Francisco .that Tie_ is speechless.
Attack Long Expected ;
.Sioux City (la.) THbune
The expected happened. Heney, the
ruthless, fearless prosecutor of bood
lers,: grafters and "higher ups," of land
and timber thieves, of municipal rob
bers, is shot down in the courtroom
where he is making a third effort to
land Ruef, boss boodler, in prison, by
one of the 'gang who, seeking a chance
to ser\'e Ruef by getting on his jury
was exppsedby Heney as an ex-ccnvict.
The marvelis that Heney has so long
escaped assault, by men, whom he has
prosecuted. ; Doubtless he expected it.
The presence of .secret; service, men; In
the courtroom — futile to prevent, as
usual — indicates that violence was ap
prehended. The very fearlessness of
..Heney, -the knowledge that- he • was
quick with a gun,: that he had brought
down a man who was hunting for <him
before the latter could "get the drop"
on him. probably deterred" men who
\u25a0would gladly have, killed him could they
havedone it safely. It was not so much
his prosecution of - timber and land i
thieves in Oregon that caused appre
hension for his safety, as it, was when
he attacked the rotten gang which had
so. long looted San Francisco; the little!
rascals who were the. tools of the big
ger. rascal 3.
Who Furnished Weapon?
BoUc (Idaho) Statesman
Was the murderous assault on
Prosecutor Heney in; San Francisco
In pursuance of a defined plan of
assassination? is "a question that .
is. likely to attract the attention of
many people for some time to come.,
1 The fact that it was 'believed by
. the persons and interests he is at
tacking that he was the mainspring
of -the prosecution, and if he was
put out of v the way the trials would
speedily cease, seems not to be de
nied.- Thia would seem to estab
lish a possible motive. The reason
. ableness of the- theory is strength- .
ened by the fact" that when Haas,
who shot Heney, was taken to jail -
after being : searched, he succeeded :
in- .committing suicide, shooting f:
himself .with a pistol. There seems
to be little doubt that the weapon
was one; furnished by some one .
who desired to have Haas suicide,
and it is at least probable that- the
same agency was. Interested in
Haas' murderous assault on . Heney.
The Subservient V Press
With singular unanimity the reput
able press, the pulpit' and the public
place the responsibility for the attempt
. upon the. life of Francis .l. Heney when;
;it. belongs— with the higher ups, ;the
special interests and • the subservient,
venal, subsidized press/ that have al
lied themselves, with the other infamies
.arrayed in defense of the grafters, the
" bribers and'the corruptions of civic life
- In' San- Francisco. "i No f event " in ' recen t
years has so stirred, the entire Pacific
coast as the attempt on . the life of
Heney.: It -has aroused the better
zenship, of California' to demand speedy
trial and, punishment,; not only of "tha
.: men, who are v- under -' indictment." for
; -crimes,\but the social ostracism of -the
menwlioare behind the bars, >the men
\u25a0>% who it committed the • crimes * and^the
' newspaper-alders, abetters and defend
'"'•;. ersjof criminals.
Prjaises San Francisco
Dc*:Moinr» (In.). Capital
\u25a0 The. shooting, of- Prosecuting; At
torney. Heney /points to the stu- .'•\u25a0,
. . pendous oroblem - which confronts >
those 1 whose "is Cto " wage
;• war against" municipal; graft. ;!
The organized, bands which -have ;
Jooted 'public treasuries 'and fat
tened .at t the ; expense :. of the f tax - P
-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 payers can not «be. pried- loose , by
speak easy methods. The devil %
must >.be? fought \u25a0 with fire.; ;Heney \u25a0
wasmaking good in amagniflcent
WRy.'or he would never have been
shot down. '
It.isjto 'the credit; of San '- Fran
cisco -people t that , they appreciate .']
the situation which; confronts them
and that, I*'standing;over.-th1 *' standing ; over. -the ;\u25a0 pros-"
trate : form of a faithful -public;- \u25a0
. offlcial;; they % have • pledged ;. anew «;>
theirs determination « to .purge the
city'of the. thieves which have for, '~
years; plundered the public.
Incited by the Corrupt -
- - \u25a0 J-poknac SpoUfmnan-HevicTC .-•
If' thettriith were i known, ; there '
: is scarcely; a:doubt^ that Ithe; assas-?
-sin Haas .was-, incited, by the corrupt" r ,
; and vCorruptingMnterests! which fareii
fighting; so desperately,, to keep; Abe ; .•"•:
Ruef out^of^thepenitentiary. , This 4 ;
- .' murderous % creature :\u25a0: ;had vno , just
grievance againstrHeney, aslhe is •,
: : : confessedly^ an --exrcpnvlct;', and it.
would" have been -ah; outrage on
'ju3tice\to;permit»him to serve "as a •'.'
\u25a0 juror In .the- trial ; of Ruef. Atr. \u25a0<
, Heney's r course' in out, the -
; man's "rUnfltnessiwasJentirely/prop-; .-'\u25a0''
er, . . ; 1 1 -, is I e videntn t > that ; Haas *i n i h i s v -
-. .humiliation^, was* worked ; into a
. murderous i. rage t by.; desperate "and; >
>\u25a0••. ; cunning i men, vjwho felt that- their.
only, hope .lay<i in v-the^- removal -of
this relentless prosecutor. :"
The Smart Set
Ik ft 1 SS FIjO RENC^ HOPKINS will
I VVI make ncr formal bowj to socle ty
I %f I at one of the elaborate dances
'-;".-\u25a0• -of the season to be given- thJs
evening: at X h'c Fairmbn t. Over «C-} cards
are out for the event) .'which promwts
to bo.-onefof. the-, brilliant affairs in the
annals of "the 'Winter. * The guests will
be received by Mrs.'. Edward W. l«>p
kiiis; <mbther. of - tln» attractive debu-;
tante, and' ilrs.-. Will Taylor, • Wrs.
Predf rsckfMcNear,-sl.rs.' Augustus'.Tay
lor.'lall/irelatives of the debutante who
makes her entrance "into society under
isuch' delightful "auspices.-
Mrs.. Eleanor Martin was host*ss .las»
evenings at t an elaborate dinner- ffiven
at her, home. in. 'Broadway., for. Sir. and
Mrs. PeterlMartin. Mr. and Jlw. Mar
tin leave the latter .part of this week
for Newport, and after a a brief stay in
the' east- will- sail for.- Europe.
- •\u25a0-. Misslnnes Keeney will be the com
plimented^ guest"; at; a luncheon which
Misa v Helen-Dean ; will give Wednesday,
December- 2, at the ; Fairmont.
Miss Edna and MiS3 Sydney Davis
will* entertain" tomorrow* at an elabo
rate? bridge party to be given at their
home : in . Scott street.;. Almost half
a -hundred guests .will e.njoy the hour
at cards;and a large number of friends
are invited; for the later afternoon tea.
Miss Christine Pomeroy will entertain
next Friday at luncheon, and the list
for, this '< informal. "affair- is composed
of the debutantes of the season.
v Judge and Mrs. Weller entertained
at a recent dinner given in compliment
to the Misses Morrison, who are.pass
lng_the"winter"'at.the Fairmont. Among
those who enjoyed the affair were Mrs.
John McMullin, Mrs. E. B. Pefrin,
Judge -; -Houghton, . Judge Murasky,
Colonel "Sinipson and George TVMarye.
1 1 Mrs. Or\'ille Pratt has been the in
centivei fo"r?a round of attractive social
affairs ; since _her return, and she is
frequently 'the favored guest at in
formal'; dinners, teas and luncheons.
Among those who have entertained f Or
Mrs. -Pratt "are : Mrs. Gerald Rathbone,
Mrs.* George- Cadwallader . and Miss
Genevieye King.r ~- : V" ; ' .
"Mrs. Andrew "Welch Jr., who has been
giving?. a'"- series of luncheons at the
Fairmont, will -send out '.~ lnvitations
very shortly , for a. large card party.
Miss Mary ' Jqsselyn is home again
after a delightful. visit with the David
Browns in Aspen, ;Colo. Mrs. Brown,
formerly Ruth McNutt/has been missed
since h»r departure from . this city.
Since her marriage, two years ago,. she
has resided in Colorado, where she has
a picturesque home and frequently 'en
tertains her old friends. •
.'-Miss, 'Elizabeth Woods, the daughter
of MrJV and; \Mrs.* Robert Woods and
niece' of Charles \u25a0, Rollo Peters, is one
of the popular : debutantes for whom
many pleasant social attentions are
planned. The recent dinner given by
Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Lee was* the latest
of the town affairs In her honor and
more are soon .to follow. Mr. Peters
was host at a charming garden' party
given for ; Miss Woods at his Monterey
' Count d'Abbans entertained at an
informal tea given Saturday -afternoon
in' compliment: to the -Misses Morrison
in- the ;laurel court at' the. Fairmont.
Miss. Florence Hopkins will enter
tain at a luncheon to be given Friday,
November 27, at her attractive home.
Miss Hopkins is one of the most charm
ing of .the younger hostesses and a
delightful afternoon .Is expected by
those who have received cards for this
Mrs. Harry Davis will entertain at
a .tea to be. given '"Wednesday, when
the "complimented guest will be Miss
Mrs. Thomas Morffew introduced her
granddaughter. Miss Genevieve Peel, at
a. large reception given* yesterday at
the I family, residence In Pine street.
Several hundred guests attended the
charming affair and a number of closer
friends" assisted the hostess in receiv
Miss, Mildred Pierce will be hostess
next Saturday at an elaborate luncheon
to be given at her home in San Jose,
and a number; of the younger set from
town are going down for the day.
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Mrs. "Willis Davis announces that the
bazaar .which 'was to . be given at her
home on the afternoon , of December 5
for the benefit of the children's- hospi
tal has been postponed until Saturday
December 12. A number of society
people are interested "in: the success, of
the, affair. .
Answers to Queries
V^ X , OJJ> l Tnra HACK— Subscriber. City, The
old time ; race between. Thad St* Ten«, Triie Bine
" nd . JJ o0e»o 0e » D * nlel » *» S«n Francisco was in ' IST3
not-. leo3. * -
. PrCRSPIRATION-F. A.. City. Wb.t ihould
be done to «top perspiration of the no»e?
Consult a reputable physician.
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MRS., LONGWORTH— F., Seb«*topol, Cal. :li
Mr«. N tchoUs : Long-worth the duueb t<rr of the
present Mrs. -Roosevelt?
; Her mother was the first wife of the
president. . '
\u25a0: MAP— F. 8.. City. Whert can I obUia a
map of , the' counties of Oregon and ;«• road
book? Can not flwl any at the local bookstands.
Any ; first , class book seller can pro
cure such for you.
RAILROAD OFFICE— O.S.. City. Were not
the general offices of .; tbe : Southern Pnciflc ' com
pany OTei->tlie bank, at the northeast corner Mar
ket and Jlontgoraery streets . and , tho ceneral
ticket office in \u25a0> the Grand hotel building before
the big fire?
v They were.
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THE . PRESIDENCY-.0. S. .City. Did the
United States • ercr • h^ej n republican president
and a democratic , viee *presldent or vice rersa ? :
In ISI2 James, Madison ! was\ elected
as president on the republicanNticket.
Elbrldgre Gerry J.was - elected , vice * presi
dent ; on* what .then "was known 'as 'the
dembcratic-republlcan ticket/" \u25a0* > •; '
'.:\u25a0 GREECE— C' E., City. Is Greece an Inde
peodent power, s entirely : free from the rule of
Turkey?. ; . ;
, UGreece; is;^at ;kingdom rt:led by
Georgids I -under; then protection of
Great: Britain, France and Russia. Dur
ing the^ last \u25a0 war; between Turkey : and
Greece;-y. by the; treaty of 1597; -some
parts"; of northern Thessaly were added
i 'THAT'POBM— A.;L.;p.V. PaloAlto, Cal. >Tb»
thankn of ; this department : to several correspond
ents r.who.; hare t sent ;-. information about "The
Wife." by Chandler, .as be'.njrtlie p^em desirod.
but- A..;"L. 'P. rinfornjs this : department :th«t "it
Is not the on<».;-and: acid?:
I poem I, mean was printedTsoon
after the 'Man "With the ; Hoe.'rwhich
was -'printed .'in -1900." If is' about .the
same length; '.and .refers -,to it,. Mn^fact'
belongs with it as the second . half of
it: \ When ,: read £in'V? public,' 'The "Man
With; the Hoe', ' is read first, ;.; and:, then
the«onejabout Jthe Jwbman ; who is still
lower/ down than?, the - man. ; ; She \u25a0 is' the
t w6rrian Iwho ?is under the man with
the" hoe." \u25a0 :[.- -"
NOVEMBER 24, 1908
Tells of the Family club's new member, Mike,
who played the principal role in a sketch,and
his constant companion, Happy Hooligan
rr"vHE Family club is the proudest ciud m
1 town. It has a new member, and he is
•* a sport,;a gentleman and a treasure. To
his familiars he is known" as "Mike/ and though but' a wiry haired, bright
eyed little Scotch terrier, he. rules the boys of the Family with a rod of iron.
Mikes name is on the register; he is an important personage at the club
jinks, which have never taken place without him since he was born; be rides
in an automobile to and from the directors' meetings, where he occupies the^
chair of power, and once, a meeting having been called while Mike was in
Los Angeles, the meeting was postponed and a special pas 3 issued his mis
tress, Mrs. J. C. Brusie. that she might bring the adored ma3cot"back to fulfill
his duties and permit the meeting to be held.
Mike is the possessor of a duly issued visitor's card to the Merchants*
Exchange club, which entitles him to all the privileges of -that augU3t body.
When he makes his visits and presents his card to the porter he generally
does, so with ''Happy Hooligan" trailing miserably in the rear. "Happy" is
Mike's constant companion, albeit but a rag doll made of bright scraps and"
presented to the terrier by the Family boys. "Happy"' and Mike are in
separable. Visits without "Happy" are inexcusable in Mike's opinion, and
an endeavor to instil* any other sentiment into hi* mind has its objections.
"Happy" and Mike are viewed daily in the locality where they live, and
to see both of them in an autd -speeding swiftly down the avenue is com
mon. It was Mike who played the principal role in the sketch "Th« Bun
gling Stork," presented by the Family at one time and his picture was tak^«^
so many times on that occasion that he instinctively drops hia~tail at th<^
sight of a camera.
To express the love and honor in which Mike's late master, Judson C.
Brusie, was held, a poem has been indited to Mike by Clarence Harvey
of the Family. Dedicated only "To Mike," it runs:
You dear little wire haired bunch of fun.
With a touch of sky© and a touch of sun,
in the ""Family" heart there Is love for you
As a regular member, good and true.*
Sit up, you rascal, cjid let'; us* see
What stunt you can. do for -The "Family."
For alt must labor and all must strive
To keep the family spirit alive.
And never a man with a' subtle spark
•Must hide it away or kesp it dark.
For 'tis one of the great unwritten laws
To freely give for the common cause.
around the mirth of your Uughlaa eyt«,
A memory tender and tearful lies
Of the master dear who has crossed the tide
And the shadowy dark to the other side.'
So whenever the stork shall make his flight.
Through each gladsome day and joyous night.
The rule shall be share and share alike *
With the. dear, little four legged m«mb«r. MIK3.
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Mascot Is Accorded
a Place of Honor
Until the Edna Clark disappearance brosght
the Bona family into the newspapers theii
neighbors did not even know their name.
Their house in Steiner street near Union, not far from the church- of St.
Mary the Virigin, is set back in a large garden hedged from the gaze of the
curious. The people living in. the vicinity had dubbed the place "The House
of Mystery," and were madly anxious to know something about its inhabi
tants. Even the tradespeople did not know anything about Professor Bona,
and when questioned about him and his household would give the answer,
"Oh, they are foreigners," a vague and cryptic characterization to those
desiring to know more. It is always thus in some neighborhood*. Anybody
who is at all exclusive and retiring awakens curiosity. The house was always
brightly lighted, and the night of the presidential election a gigantic por
trait of Taft was seen in the garden surrounded \u25a0, by red, white and blue
electric lights. That was not all. Two telegraphers were noted, attending
to a private wire that brought in the election returns. Then the general
explanation of Bona was that he was "a diplomat or something."
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Professors Home a
House of Mystery
More tag day stones come to light every
moment. One is told of a well known young
clubman who has been playing in rather pooi
luck lately. He was asked by a dozen or" so of his society women acquaint
ances to let, them tag him, but after he had bought one or two he flatly
refused to be decorated any more, saying, "I can't afford it." They let him
severely alone after that, but some of the girls are not speaking hardly oi
him. They say a man who could show so much courage mu3t be worth while
and are commenting on his honesty and brave disdain of being merely
Girls Admire the
Couraee of Clubman
Upton bmclair is staying with George Ster
ling, the poet, at the latterY home, but h?
'fully intends to settle in Carmel. Sinclair,
so I: hear, is not the rich man he is popularly supposed to be. He lost
nearly all the money he made out of "The Jungle" when his colony in New
Jersey was burned and now he will have to start all over again. But he has
his reputation as a. strong asset. I understand he has written, or is writing,
a vaudeville sketch for a local theatrical man and may turn hh attention
to play writing.
Upton Sinclair to
The Oakland acquaintances of Mrs. Clev<
Baker (Pansy. Perkins) predict that she will
become the social leader of Tonopah, for $h«
has all the qualities that make for such a position. When she attended the
Oakland high school, they say, she had a following of the brightest and most
eligible socially of the students, by whom she was regarded as the natural
leader. At that time the Lambda Phi sorority was the social arbiter, and
it was wondered if the "Lambs" would invite Pansy Perkins to join 'theii
society. The little girl. had her own idea about it. "I'll be a Lamb if I
choose," she said, "but if lam not. l shall not stay out of anything I care
to enter." Which is. a very good rule to follow through thcsocial life.
Bride Shows Skill
of Society Leader
Thrown Into Prison
Lord Sholto Douglas, who was clapped in
Jail in Nelson, _B. C, the other day, charged
with attempted murder, is still well remem-
Dereain Bakersneid, in which' town he was sojourning when he met the
vaudeville : dancer, Loretta Mooney, and married her. He was visiting an
English family named, Crichton ; and as ranch life was rather dull to the lieu
tenant in his majesty's guards he went often to town and hunted up a relief
from 'boredom in the red light district. Bakersfield i 3 popularly believed by
most of those who have visited the place to be the original "hot town." It
proved that to Lord Sholto, for his people were not greatly delighted when
they heard he had married the little variety actress.. Hi* host, the English
rancher, always severely blamed himself, I have heard, for the' marriage "•
Impertinent Question No. 78
For the : most original or wittiest- answer to this question— the
briefer the better— The \ Gall will pay FIVE DOLLARS.
- *For the next five answers The Gall will pay ONE DOL
LAR EACH. Prize winning answers will be printed next
Wednesday and checks mailed to the winners at once. Make
your answer short and SEND yIT ON A POSTAL
card to mem