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AS WOMAN TO
By RUTH CAMERON
ABRAHAM LINCOLN once said
/-I that under certain conditions,
namely;, "If by the mere force of
'lumbers a majority) should deprive a
minority of any clearly written consti
lutional right, ,, majority rule might work
I am sure our great president Would
have said the same and more about ma
jority rule in conversation.
What is majority rule in conversa
iion? Why, don't you know? That's
Victim or the perpetrator of it many times. Since illustrations are usually the
best definitions, I'll define it that way.
A group of five people had chanced to come together at the home of one
of their number and are holding an evening conversazione. Of the five, four
a certain college and one did not. The talk turns to college reminis
ences and //ie four become animated and enthusiastic. Such expressions as,
'Do you remember the time we ," "My dear, HAVE you heard about
Professor X.? He ," "I'll never forget that night we ," fly thick
ilstones about the head of the poor unfortunate who did not attend that
ular Aima Mater. Occasionally some one addresses a remark to him,
most part he is ignored and sits with a fixed smile of simulated in
est on his face like a wallflower at a dance, until the conversation comes
back to interests in which he has a share.
Thai's what I mean by majority rule in conversation.
Selfishness and discourtesy, even when perpetrated with perfectly good
company, are never excusable. When by the mere force of numbers a major
ity completely deprives a minority of any share in the conversation the major
ity are acting in a rude, or at least a very thoughtless way, and should be
f themselves. No good hostess will permit majority rule in conver
sation. When she sees that a part of the company is being left out she will
quickly give the conversation some twist which will take them in.
There arc almost always plenty of subjects which will interest all the
gathering. Even if you do not have the responsibility of hostess, when you
see thai the majority is exceeding, its rights in conversation you will prove your
self truly courteous by trying to drop the exclusive subject and introduce one
of broader interest. *
The ongapTPment of Miss Amy Lite
lighter of Mrs. Amy Bowefl
Talbot, aeot in San Fruncleco
• \ Washington, p. c\. to Mr. Charlea
Wilson, a well known young attorney
r»f the capital, wee announced jreeter
day. Miss Talbot is popular in the
ial seta of Pranei» o and
Ingrton. The date for the we,i
--• n lix<>d.
■ ienl wan announced in
Washington at a luncheon wi\t*n by
Talbot to Misa Dorothy Wil
whose marriage to Mr. Byre
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Pinckard will be celebrated In that
City tomorrow. Miss Talbot will be
one of tlic bridesmaids. She is ex
tremely popular, and has been the
motif for many social functions re
Mr. Wilson is ' associated with At
torney Hairy Faust, who married Miss
* * *
Mrs. Hobart will be known as "Mrs.
H. Nell llobart." She .sailed Saturday
en t!i.' Manchuria with Miss Mary
Kyro for the orient.
After an absence of six months,
which he passed in touring the orient,
Mr. Edward Bdmuada Potter has re
turned to his home in this city. He
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made the homeward trip on the Sierra
and arrived Friday morning. The
greater pi.rt of hie sojourn was passed
in southern India, but he also visited
Australia and the Hawaiian islands on
his way home.
Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson was
hostess Friday at a luncheon at her
home in Burlingame in honor of Mrs.
Malcolm Dougioss Whitman.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rutherford
have arrived from their ranch and
have as their guest, Mrs. Rutherford's
mother, Mre. Shaw of New York. Mrs.
Rutherford and Mrs. Robert Hayes
Smith were lunching together Friday
at "the Hotel St. Francis, both looking
very smart in dark tailor suits and
* * *
Colonel Frederick vort Schrafler, V.
S. A., la slowly recovering: from a
eevere illness at the hospital in the
Presidio. Colonel and Mrs. yon Schra
der will jrive up their attractive apart
ment in Presidio avenue early in May,
when they will leave town for a few
weeks, hoping a milder climate will
benefit Colonel yon Rohrader's health.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. P. MeG. Moßean are
contemplating leaving: next month for
a visit In the east and may continue
their travels to Kurope before return
* • 41 . m
Mrs. William Miller Graham has
come up from her home in Santa Bar
bara to spend a few days In thle city.
* * *
Mr. and Mfs. John Laweon are es
tablished In London, they ex
pect to reside during the next three
* * *
Mrs. Russell J. Wilson will leave
early in May for BurllnKame, where
she will occupy her attractive new
home, which is rapidly nearing com
Mr. and Mrs. Georpe T- Cadwalader
and Mr. and Mrs. Orville C. Pratt will
spend the summer with Mrs. Wilson.
* * *
Miss Maud O'Connor expects to leave
within a week for New York, wfyere
she will join Mrs. Herman Oelrlchs
and accompany her to Kurope.
# # *
Mrs. John Bidwell will leave today
for Washington, D. C, to spend a
month with relatives. Mrs. Bidwell will
return to her ranch in Chico for the
# * *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deerlng will
leave shortly for Los Ga.tos to spend
the summer in their attractive country
Dr. Philip King Brown will leave
this week for a month's visit in the
Mrs. George Sperry returned Satur
day to her home in Redwood City after
having passed several days in Sacra
Major and Mr?. Sidney Cloman were
luncheon hosts yesterday afternoon in
the Burlingame Country club, when
they entertained about 50 guests. Th.»
affair was given in complnnent to Mr.
an<l Mrs. Winston Churchill.
Mr. and Mrs. William V. Bryan have
arrived in Rome and will later leave
for Paris, where they will spend the
month of May.
Mrs. Mary M< Niitt Potter returned
Friday to her home in this city after
having passed several days with
friends in the country.
Miss Marguerite Wilson of Los An
geles is visiting friends in this city.
She is a guest at the Hotel Victoria.
Miss Wilson is a cousin of Mrs. Edward
F. Bent of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. de Laveaga
and their three children, Miguel. Lucia
and Edward le Breton de Laveaga, left
Saturday for their home in Contra
Costa county, where they will pass the
summer. They will be accompanied
later in the season by Mr. de Laveaga , s
father, Mr. Miguel de Laveaga.
Miss Katherine Hall is a visitor at
the beautiful country home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Bancroft in Contra Costa
county, where she will be the guest of
Mis.-. Lucy Bancroft for several weeke.
Mr. Bancroft has gone to New York
it ml will be away about four weeks,
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tlon Olub han mldrd an <■ xn-11.-nt con
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ADMIRAL FILES PROTEST
AGAINST NAVY DECISION
Takes Exception to Secre
tary's Order to Officers to
(Special Dispatch to The Cain
WASHINGTON, April 13.—The ad
miral of the navy has filed with the
president a protest against the action
of the secretary of the navy in or
dering Captain Tempi in M. Potts and
Commander Philip Andrews to demon
strate by sea duty their fitness for
promotion before they are advanced
to the next higher grades, they hav
ing been found by the examining board
fitted professionally, physically and
normally for such promotion.
Admiral Dewey's protest rests on
the contention that the order of the
secretary of the navy amounts in ef
fect to ex post facto punishment and
must deprive these officers of the in
creased pay to which are entitled.
The admiral points out,that in the
case of Commander Andrews he ap
plied for sea duty and that in remain
ing in Washington and performing the
duties of chief of navigation he did so
by order of his superior, Secretary
Meyer. Is the case of Captain Potts.
he also remained on shore duty by
order of his superiors.
The outcome of the protest will,
when the fact a become known, be
awaited with the utmost interest, as
it is believed that the president will
find it necessary to Instruct the secre
tary of the navy to retrace his steps.
T. r.saka. a merchant of Tokyo, is at
the St. Francis.
John Drew, the actor, la stopping at
the St. Francis.
William Thomas of St. Paul is regis
tered Ht the Sutter.
I-ieutenant John Churchill, T T . S. A.,
is at the Kellevuc.
G. AY. Connors of Eureka is regis
tered at tho Sutter.
E. 11. Kaufman of L,os Angeles Is
stopping at the Sutter.
I. G. Zumwalt. an attorney from Co
lusa, is registered at th<* Stewart.
M. E. Long, an insurance dealer of
Turlock, Is stopping at the Argonaut.
J. A. Haig. a whisky Importer and
exporter of London, is at tho Palace.
EL T. Pen rote and wife of New York
have taken apartments at the Fair
C. D. Slocum. manufacturer of ladios'
goods of New York, is a guest at the
Henry Xcw. 11. a Salt J>ako City
banker, ii at Hie Bellevue with Mrs.
Morgan IS. T,a Vue, a business man
from Sacramento, is a guest at the
W. If. Latimer, a prominent mining
man from Nevada, is registered at the
Captain J. A. Berry. T*. R. A., and
family, from Fort Stevens, Ore, are at
J. J. O'Rourke. proprietor of a depart
ment stere at Colusa, is a recent arrival
at the Argonaut; he is accompanied by
K. E. Hewlitt. an attorney and one of
the wealthiest residents of Pasadena, is
staying at the Palace.
«'. 11. Owen and E. G. Younp, two real
estate, dealers of Stockton, are regis
tered at the Argonaut.
E. R. Babbitt, manager of a large
business concern in Buenos Aires, is
registered at the St. Francis.
Nat C Goodwin, the actor, and Miss
Margaret Mooreland, leading lady for
Mr. Goodwin, have taken apartments
at the St. Francis.
I'-red Potter, a business man of New
York, who has come bore to be with
ids son, who Is ill with mastoiditis, is
staying at the Palace.
E. Kotluhild and wife, Mre. A. D.
Kahn, Mr. and Mrs?. T. Butler. Miss
Butler, "Mif. Frank O. Kelly and M. O.
Flavin of Chicago are registered at the
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NEW BY MRS.
The Anther of "Robert Elsmere" Con-
tribute* Strons. and Interesting
Character to Fiction
A new novel by Mrs. Humphry Ward
can not fail to excite interest. Her
latest story, "The Mating of Lydia,'
Avill afford the reader a full 500 pages
of entertainment. In it Mrs. Ward dis
plays her highly developed proficiency
as a novelist who deals with modern
life in some of its quainter aspects.
Lydia and her mating, which is a
matter of her choice between two esti
mable young men, are subordinate to
the interest which resides in the char
acter of Edmund Melrose. This eccen
tric person, misanthrope and connois
seur, emerges from the story a pe
culiarly striking and memorable figure.
Indeed, recent fiction affords no morw
keenly studied and capably drawn
character. The fact that Melrose is an
ardent collector of objets dart gives
Mrs. Ward an opportunity to write de
lightfully concerning the higher con
The heroine of the story, Lydia Pen
fold, is a charming young artist, who,
while sketching in the lake country,
makes the acquaintance of the two
young men who have already been ad
verted to ac estimable. Only one of
them, however, Lord Tatham, is eligi
ble In the worldly sense of the term.
There is nothing against him except his
wealth. Claude Faversham, on the
other hand, is a poor barrister, and al
though ho puts himself in a false light
by becoming the factor of Edmund
Melrose and executing his tyrannical
orders with regard to the tenants of
his estate and the wife and child he has
repudiated, he triumphs morally and
the mating of Lydia is happily accom
Published by Doubleday, Page & Co.
TALE OF STATECRAFT
J. C. Snnltirm "An Affnlr of State" Is
S(orjr «f Democracy
•T. C. Snalth is a marked man. He is
marked by every one interested in
present day iiction as a writer who
can be depended .upon to give them
something unusual and distinguished,
lie has done this in all his previous
books and he has done it again in his
latest novel, "An Affair of State.'"
This new story by the author of
"Brook of Cnvenden." "Aramtnta," "The
Principal Girl," etc., deals with
English politics, but. in spite of
that fact, it will he found highly en
tertaining by Anwrioan readers. This
is- dv« to the compactness and clever
ness of the narrative, but it is also
due to the urgent spirit fo democracy
which underlies the story. Cast in the
form of satire, it holds much that is
serious, vital and true.
The plot, briefly stated, deals with a
crisis in the government of Great
Britain, which can bo relieved only
by the strong hand of some second
Cromwell. Jamef? Draper, formerly
haberdasher, but now prime minister,
proves to be that man. How this dem
ocratic statesman, aided by a clever
duchess, but hampered by her equally
clever husband and other representa
tives of the established order, meets
and masters the situation, is the theme
of this lightly told, but intensely hu
man and—politically speaking—timely
Published by Doubleday, Page & Co.
"Tlir-AVoi'inn In Black" Kml* With a
If you road "The Man Who Wai
Thursday" and did not make the blun
der of omitting tho splendid dedica
tion, you may remember that it ■was
addressed to Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
A in! now Mr. Bentley returns the com
pliment hy Inscribing his story, "The
Woman in Black," to Mr. Chesterton.
"The "Woman in Black" is a de
tective story, but it is a love story as
well. Philip Trent is an artist with
such a talent for what Poe liked to
call ratiocination that his services arc
sought by the editor of a great London
newspaper to run to earth the perpe
trator of a mysterious murder. The
superdetective's solution of mys
tery is prodigiously clever, but there
are two things the matter with it. One
is that it Is Wrong and the other is
that If any one employed by a news
paper ever wrote his "story" In the
circuitous manner of Philip Trent he
would lose his job with a suddeness
that would make him lose his breath
as well. Be that as it may, Mr. Bent
ley can write a rattling good story for
book purposes; With the ingenuity of
many famous detective stories in
mind—from those of Vidoque, Gabori
eau and Duboisgobey to those of Anna
Katharine Green, Conan Doyle and
Maurice Leblanc —it may be confidently
asserted that no more dexterous and
disconcerting denoument has ever been
achieved in fiction of this class than
that with which Mr. Bentleys story
comes to its surprising close.
Published by the Century company.
Another Powerful Poem by the Author
of "The KverlnHtlnK Mercy"
"Tho Daffodil Fields" is the fourth
long poem by John Masitu-in , timt has
appeared within a period Of is months.
It hM already been pronouneod by
come ortttoa, whe road It In the Bagltefa
l;.\ii\v fnf February, the best work
Mr. Mamti«>l<l httH y#t dO»O, but It Is
difficult to m<-« upon what mounds such
uit opinion can be batted.
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"THE COIP D'ETAT ,,
The events in Jacque L. Morgan's
novel, "The Coup d'Etat," are sup
posed to occur in the United States at
a time when the country has been
plunged into a light for self-preserva
tion against the financial interests
which are seeking to gain control of
the government. The attempt, which
involves the abduction of the president
elect and the placing in control of the
nation of a man allied with the money
power, offers an analogy with the coup
d'etat by which Napoleon 111 became
emperor of France.
Mr. Morgan's story begins with a
picture of life in the mining camps of
Nevada. Here the reader meets Dick
Wharton and his companion, Jim Hol
liday, whose fortunes aro followed
later through the great conflict be
tween the interests and the people. The
west and the east are bound together
by romance and intrigue, ingeniously
woven into a narrative which should
have a special interest for every one
that gives thought to the trend of so
ciety and politics. (R. F. Fenno &
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A CALIFORNIA STORY
"The Standpatter: a Chronicle of
Democracy," by Ella Hamilton Durley.
is a novel of California, love and pol
itics. It is the, expression and illustra
tion of progressive principles.
Bettina Brigham is an up to date
girl, a graduate of ttie- University of
California, versed in political science
and economics. Although her tend
encies are radical, sho is the champion
of a young congressman who is a part
of the established order in politics. The
scales finally fall from his eyes, how
ever, and he becomes regenerated. The
story turns upon the fight of the
southern California fruit growers for
a reduction of the freight rates, and
we see Bettina taking up their cause
with enthusiasm and efficiency. "The
Standpatter" Is a love story, but its!
chief appeal for many readers will be
its intimate revealment of the pro
gressive movement in California. (The
Herald Square Publishing company;
THE FITIRK OP .MEXICO
The present troubles in Mexico lend
timeliness to Prof. Joseph King Good
rich's "The Coming Mexico." This book
is not an attempt to forecast a new
Mexico, but is a detailed description of
the people, the natural resources and
the industries out of which the future
must be molded. A phase of American
interest in Mexico which has been
touched upon very little, if at all, by
other writers, is discussed by Professor
Goodrich. It relates to the question of
American access by land to the Panama
canal. The author is of the opinion
that some treaty arrangements should
be effected with Mexico by which this
could he made possible in case of
emergency, (jfc. C. McClurg & Co.)
Three new books have just been
added to the long list of works by
Orison Swett Marden, the well known
writer on subjects of self-help and effi
ciency. "The Exceptional Employe"
points the way for those ambitious
young , men and women workers who
wish to get ahead in the world by ear
nest effort. The main purpose of 'The
Progressive Business Man" is to show
how the modern doctrine of efficiency
applies to all lines of aommercial life.
In "The Joys of Living" the author
takes the position that the desire for
play is strong in every normal person
and shows how legitimate pleasure can
be made the handmaiden of achieve
ment. (Thomas Y. Crowell company.)
William B. Herms, professor of ap
plied parasitology at the University of
California, is the author of an impor
tant work entitled "Malaria: Cause and
Control," in which lie presents the re
sults of many years of investigation
—chiefly in this state—and of practi
cal experience in combatting the dis
Professor Herms' book, which is copi
ously illustrated, deals exhaustively
with the subject of transmissions by
mosquitoes and describes the methods
employed la the destruction of the in
sect and in the abatement of malarial
conditions. (The Macmlllan company.)
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John Fleming Wilson, author of the
recently published "The Man Who Came
Back," and the forthcoming "Tad Shel-
I don. Scout" (Sturgls & Walton com
jpany). ha? been a great wanderer.
In his Journalistic experiences Mr.
Wilson has worked in places so distant
as Honolulu and New York and for a
large part of the last two years has
done his writing on board of steamers.
All told hf> has made more than 100
voyages and hag twice circumnavigate <\
the* United States by way of the. Bt
Lawrence, the Great Lakes, the Colum
bia, river. Puget sound and the lsthmun
of Panama. 7Fe is now making his
home for a year on the Atlantic coast.
having lately returned from an extend
ed trip to Central America and iho
• * #
A leading article In a recent iMUe
of the Times literary supplement (Lon
don) is enthusiastic over a new volume
entitled "Lyrics and Poems fmra Ibseu"
(Dutton). to which Philip H. Wk-k
--steed, probably the best equipped of
English writers for the task, has added
a penetrating study of Ibsen's poem i
and a fine appreciation of their trans
lator, the late F. Kdmoml Garrett.
• • •
Until the writing of the stories aad
essays, connected by their thread of
personal experience. \vbi<h compose tl!»
"Lore of Proserpine" (Scribnev's >. Mr.
Hewlett has always refused to tell an\ -
thing about himself. But in this volume
he reveals in an amazingly subtle, com
plete and vivid manner, the jCTSdual
opening of his own rich and fenettive
personality: first, the outwardly dull
boy whose wealth of imagination guvo
him dreams and visions: then the man
who saw still more glorious vision;*, but
now knew himself and looked out from
his own peculiar viewpoint. Some of
these papers are almost directly bin
graphical; others, fairy stories Mf
i grownups perhaps, present the world as
the author sees if. or life as he under
• * «
Klsa Denison. author of "Hoping
School Children." commenting upon
vocational schools in which Boston
leads, noted the great value of charts
in helping children decide upon their
future work. These charts are pre
pared to Hhow the boy who wishes to
become a carpenter or a plumber. an>\
the girl who wants to be a milliner Of
stenographer, what subjects must be
studied and for how long. They
distributed among schools, factories
and (settlements in and around Boston,
and have stimulated, she dec lares, chil
dren who had not before wished any
special training. In "Helping School
Children," Miss Denison suggested that
business men can co-operate with the
schools in giving short talks to boys
about what is necessary for business
success, as these facts will have more
effect coming from those in the field
than from a teacher.
"War." by John Luther Xjimg; Bobbs-Mori-ill
"Sabotage. ,, by ttntle Tonget; Charles 11. K<
& Co., Ctilcasrn.
'•The Eighteenth r.rumaire of I.ont* Bone
part*." by Karl Marx; Charles H. kerr & Co..
"The* Strang* Case* of Dr. Slanchon." >>r
Josephine Daikaiu Baron; D. Appletou &. Cβ .
"The English 1.yr10." by Felix B. SchelUui;:
HouKhton, Mlfflin company, Boston.
"Widecoinbe Fair." by Won I'hillotts; l.uil.\
Brown & Co.. Boston.
"The Quarry." by John A. Moroso: I.lttlr,
Brown & Co., Boston.
"The Uphill Climb." by B. 11. Bower; LUtfe,
Brown & Co.. Boston.
"The Penalty." by noiiTeroeur Morris; < hsir!"s
Seribner"* Sons. N>w York,
"Magnetic Part*," by A.lelaide Mark; — n»
IferrlU company. Indianapolis.
•■Dave Pertel iui'l th<- Runaways, by Edward
Stratlirmeyer; r.otiirop. l«e aii'l Stnpar'l < i
'•Tito HeO House Children at <;r»ft"n. "»
Amanda M. DragUMi I-othrop. I.re and B
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'•When I wa* a Uoy in Greece, by GeerMO
nemetrlof; I.otlnop. Lee and Sli.>pnrd campnf,
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l<ittivi>p, r.ec m»l SlKU>iirJ counKiny. Boston.
"Tup Whet-Shall I-Do Girt." by Isabel Woai
man Waitt; I-. C. l'*Z" & <0.. ■■»—.
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