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•Aa. Independent Newspaper—T«e Paper
FOUNDED DECEMBER 1. 185«
W. W. CHAPIN, Publisher
A POOR JOKE
"Mrs. W. H. Campbell, vice presi
dent of the Oceanside Women's club,
charges that she is the victim of po
According to her statement of her
troubles, she is the butt of what
passes for a sense of humor with
Chief of Police D. A. White.
Mrs. Campbell is one of the women
responsible for the recall of Police
Judge Weller. She is one of the
women who camped in a United Rail
roads car marked "Beach" until the
management of the traction company
actually ran that car to the beach.
Recently she and other women resi
dents of the beach district complained
to the mayor and the police commis
sion of the alleged failure of Chief
White to enforce the law along the
The chief of police informed her
that she and her house needed watch
ing. The mayor told her and her
neighbors that the police commission,
and not the mayor, was responsible
for the chief of police.
Subsequently the mayor suggested
or ordered that police officers on duty
in the beach district consult with the
women of the district touching con
Now, according to Mrs. Campbell,
officers ring her door bell at 2 and 6
o'clock in the morning to inform her
that they are reporting on or off duty
and to ask her for instructions or
Mrs. Campbell says the officers say
they are acting under orders. She
also says that an appeal to the dis
trict station house has resulted in
nothing more satisfactory than a
promise of relief.
If the accusation brought by Mrs.
Campbell is verified by investigation
some one should be brought to book
in a manner designed to convince all
men that the police department of
San Francisco is not to be made a
medium for the venting of any thick
Mrs. Campbell and the members of
the Oceanside Women's club may
differ with other residents of the dis
trict as to what constitutes proper
policing of the district. The Ocean
side clubwomen may be wrong. How
ever, they have found a healthy ma
jority public sentiment on their side
in their every undertaking so far.
Right or wrong as to their conten
tions, they were within their rights as
cit : zens when they complained to the
mayor and the police commission.
The members of the police depart
ment are the servants, not the mas
ters, of the people of San Francisco.
Their uniform is' the livery of the
people. The people pay the wages of
the men who wear that livery. They
are entitled to the respect and the
protection of the men who wear it.
The San Francisco police depart
ment has been a sorry joke ever since
it was delivered into the inexperienced
hands of Chief White. A character
istic sense of humor has enabled the
San Francisco public to submit with
slight complaint to many abuses.
The persecution of women is carry
ing the joke much too far. That is a
form of humor that will not go with
the decent men and women of San
Francisco, and every official con
cerned will do well to appreciate that
fact before it is too late.
WOMEN AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Gratifying evidence of women s
ability to participate in governmental
affairs and the clarity of their views
is developed daily for the discomfort
of disgruntled scoffers.
San Francisco's people, and more
especially her practical politicians,
have ample reasons for their appreci
ation of the directness, wisdom and
honesty with which women approach
, public questions.
The two last allotments of street
improvement bonds have been sold
almost exclusively to women by the
city of St. Paul. They were sold to
women because the women of St. Paul
outnumbered the men at the sales and
because ihc allotments available un
der the law were insufficient to meet
the demand made by the women.
On Monday the state of Minnesota
offered at public sale $192,800 worth
of state educational bonds. These
bonds were snapped up eagerly. The
majority of the buyers were women.
The Minnesota savings banks pay
interest rates that wilt average about
3 per cent. The bonds offered by the
state on Monday mature in three
years, but they were 5 per cent obli
Even as a comparatively transient
investment they appealed to the
women both because of the rate of in
terest they carried and because they
represented an investment in the prac
tical development of the state.
While the Minnesota women were
buying state bonds in St. Paul the
women of Kansas City were exhibit
ing their superior business acumen to
i the discomfort of the members of the
Jfinance committee of the upper house
jof the municipal council.
A committee from the council of
[women's clubs went;before the finance
•committee and forced the defeat of an
ordinance carrying an appropriation
for a proposed reformatory in which
the women were intensely interested.
Tbe methods employed by the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, EDITORIAL PAGE. AUGUST 13, 1913
women were simple, direct, conclu
sive. The board of public welfare
recommended the passage of the pro
posed ordinance to the end that it
might make a first payment on the
land for the site for a women's re
formatory. It purposed to consum
mate the purchase of 13 acres at $500
The clubwomen made the finance
committee drop the ordinance by
showing that they had options on
nearly 100 acres of land adjoining the
13 acre tract at $171 an acre, or a
little more than one-fourth the acre
price the welfare board proposed to
The women of America are invest
ing public affairs with the interest
that makes for dollar for dollar gov
THE ART OF NURSING
The fair coquette has been shown
up in all her bewitching temptations.
The actress impersonates any char
acter, and by her manifold emotions
plays on the romantic chord of the
unsuspecting male's sympathetic soul.
Th<* suffragette displays such keen
legislative ability that mere man, who
for decades has had the heaviest cares,
willingly shifts some of his political
burdens to her shoulders. The school
teacher's intellect has caused awe and
pride to many a man. The house
keeper has proved the way to win a
man is through his stomach. But in
all these professions has the nurse
had her full deserts? To her falls the
arduous duty of taking care of the
stronger sex in his most disagreeable
aspect. She neither dances, amuses,
sings, dictates nor teaches her way
into the heart of man.
Not long ago a wedding took place
at a summer hotel among the Thou
sand islands. The bride, aged 35, was
the nurse of the bridegroom, aged 65,
and a very wealthy banker and hotel
proprietor of Washington, D. C. The
bride has had many remarks passed
about her marrying rich. May it not
be true that she was so wedded to her
profession that she chose a man old
and infirm, regardless of his money?
Nursing is a very popular profession.
The suggestion in the criticism of the
bride of the Thousand isles that
wealthy patients can be nabbed while
they are weak, peevish and grateful is
hardly incentive enough to go through
all the hardships of training.
The actress causes a thrill and car
ries man off his feet. The nurse gives
strength and puts a man on his feet.
If the nurse goes into her profes
sion for marrying, surely there are
other more esthetic and remunerative
occupations, for all patients are not
of the moneyed class. The fact seems
evident that it must be art for art's
sake, or nursing for the joy of bring
ing health, happiness, and only re
motely, mayhap, for wealth.
EVERY YEAR A GOOD YEAR
Disquieting early reports to the
contrary, the 1913 deciduous fruit
crop will compare more than favor
ably with the 1912 crop, both in vol
ume and profits.
The cantaloupe, watermelon and
grape shipping season for the Impe
rial valley district is virtually ended.
The totals in cars shipped are approx
imately 25 per cent in excess of the
As of'the same date in 1912 the
Imperial valley shipments of canta
loupes were 2,887 cars, as compared
with 3,508 cars this year. The water
melon shipments this year total 461
cars, as against 301 last year. There
was but little difference in the aggre
gate of the grape shipments, the to
tals being 112 cars for this year as
against 110 cars for last year.
The total fruit shipments for all
California up to August 4, as com
pared with the shipments up to the
same date last year, are the basis for
more satisfactory deductions than are
the totals of shipments from the Im
The 1913 shipment of peaches shows
the handsome total of 1,484 cars, as
against 353 cars for 1912. Except for
grapes and peaches the increases this
year over the shipments last year are
substantial, but not disproportionate.
The grand totals for peaches, pears,
plums, grapes and other fruits are
5.066 cars this year, as against 3,501
cars last year.
All of which would «eem to dis
prove the alarmists' cries of "half
crop'" and "quarter crop."
The crop is bigger than the 1912
crop, and, thanks to conditions in the
east and abroad, the prevailing prices
arc higher and have remained firm.
Every year is a good year in Cali
The Washington correspondents
ought to get up a Chautauqua course
at the national capital and invite Colo
nel Bryan to lecture on "Our Next
Ambassador Page told the English in
London that this country is dominated
by English blood. That apparently is
an ambassador's chief use. to jolly and
Mr. Bryan used to say, "Put the man
above the dollar," but the dollar has
riz since then.
A woman's talking contest Is planned
for a (New York state fair. No man
will ever act as judge of who wins.
Another age limit is established. A
coroner's jury in England found that
an aviator was too old at 44 to learn
to fly. He was dead when tbey
Three posthumous' works of Tolstoy
have been ordered suppressed in Rus
sia. That will make their sale larger
It's Darkest Before the Dawn
I FERRY TALES
EXPERIENCE has taught the com
muter to be on time if he expects
to catch a certain boat. The
trains, at the other end of the su
burban route, may be a few minutes
late, but there is nothing more regular
on the Pacific slope than the starting
of the boats from their slips at the
ferry depot. When the time comes,
the boat whistles and pulls out, and
that is all there is to it. Until the
other day the experienced commuter
would have grinned derisively at the
suggestion that a ferry boat would
wait for anybody. And yet, not only
did a Sausalito boat wait for somebody
the other day, it started without him.
and then, when he finally showed up
on the apron, panting and gesticulat
ing, the boat stopped and went back
* * *
It caused great excitement. First of
all the fact that the boat was several
minutes late in leaving indicated some
thing unusual. When the boat was
half way out of the slip bells were
heard ringing in the engine room. The
boat stopped and then backed to the
starting place. The boat was crowded,
but practically everybody on board
found a place that commanded a. view
of the apron. They all wanted to
'What's the matter? Why are we
returning?" inquired a passenger from
an officer who was running to the after
end of the boat. "Napkins!" was the
apparently irrelevant if not imperti
The passenger followed the officer to
protest against such cavalier treat
ment, but he reached the after deck to
find that the officer had spoken the
truth. On the apron was a white
jacketed steward, almost hidden be
hind a great pile of neatly folded linen
which he carried in his arms and under
the weight of which he staggered.
When the boat was within jumping
distance lie jumped. More bells sound
ed in the engine room and the voyage
* * #
AH of which illustrates, for the bene
fit of the Marin county commuter bri
gade, the advantage of traveling on
the boats that carry the residents of
Belvedere. In discussfng the incident
during the refreshment interval, after
the boat had passed Alcatraz, the bar
"They'd never have went back but
for them Belvedere guys. They won't
eat without napkins; and. say"—here
the bar tender leaned over the ma
hogany altar and whispered—"some of
'em calls 'em serviettes."
* * *
The Western Pacific's new ferry
steamer Edward T. Jeffery will soon
join the transbay fleet. On its trial
trip the other day it visited all the
ferry routes and the commuter bri
gade was given an excellent chance to
observe the newcomer. Its speed de
lighted everybody as much as it pleased
the Western Pacific officials, but its
color was a disappointment. In the
distance it gives the handsome steamer
the appearance of being a bargeload of
freight cars. In foggy weather the
Jeffery's jacket will be as effective as
war paint in rendering the vessel in
visible to the eyes of other pilots. If
the color is a family matter —selected
to harmonize with the company's other
equipment—it will probably be re
tained, but the suggestion is respect
fully made that a stripe of some
brighter hue could be added without
sacrificing the somber glory pf its ma
roon coat. This would cheer it up a bit
and make the boat easier to see in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.—I'reaiaent
Wilson today nominated p. C. O'Malley
for postmaster at Pocatello, Idaho, and
Rainard B. Wahlquist for postmaster
at Hastings, Neb.
F. B. Pierce of Los Angeles Is a guest
at the Fairmont.
W. H. McKittrick of Bakersfield Is
registered at the Fairmont.
S. S. Rehofer, an oil operator of Stan
ford, is staying at the Stewart.
It. M. Hamilton, a merchant of Ba
kersfield. is staying at the Manx.
C. R. Seager, an attorney of Sacra
mento, Is registered at the Manx.
H. G. Muller, a prominent merchant
of Bakersfield, is at the Argonaut.
F. E. Mariner, a mining man of
Spokane, Is registered at the Bellevue.
T. E- Collins, a hotel owner of Fres
no, and his family are at the Stewart.
C. S. Kent, a Los Angeles street pav
ing contractor, Is a guest at the St.
Richard La in .son and Mrs. Lam son of
Prescott have taken apartments at the
David McKay, a real estate operator
of Los Gatos, is registered at the
Rev. Hamilton Schuyler, a well
known divine of Trenton, is stopping
at the Palace.
C. M. Spencer, a milliner of San Jose,
and Mrs. Spencer are recent arrivals at
John Boyd, an extensive lumber
dealer of Vancouver, B. C, Is registered
at the Bellevue.
Morgan Ross, manager of the Ven
dome, in San Jose, and Mrs. Ross are
guests at the St Francis.
A. F. Crosby, an official of the Amer
ican Cross Arm company of New York,
and Mrs. Crosby are guests at the Pal
Samuel Parker and Duke P. Kahana
moku, the noted Hawaiian swimmers,
left the Stewart yesterday for the
Richard Belcher, an attorney and
well known politician of Marysville,
and Mrs. Belcher are registered at the
F. E. Dore, owner of extensive vine
yards in Fresno county, is at the Argo
naut. He is accompanied by Mrs. Dore
and Miss P. M. Vandor.
Committee chairmen for the year
were appointed at the meeting of the
New Era league, held yesterday morn
ing in its headquarters in the St.
Francis hotel, the following being
named: Political, Mrs. Edna Van Win
kle, the purpose of this committee be
ing to keep abreast of the political
questions of the day and to present
them to the league; welfare, Mrs.
George Sperry; program, Mrs. Welling
ton Gregg, finance, Mrs. W. B. Hamil
ton; information and publicity, Miss
Cora May; clean streets, Mrs. A. G.
Boggs; press, Mrs. Edward Whitney;
municipal music, Mrs. MoClure Kelly;
recreation, C. A. S. Frost; luncheon.
Mrs. Volmer; printing, Mrs. McCarthy;
membership. Miss Minnie Webster; re
ception, Mrs. Sarah Noah; arrange
ments, Mrs. Bert Lazarus.
It was announced that most of the
coming year will be devoted to the
study of laws, mainly those affecting
women, and a course of lectures will
be given in the near future on the
statutes afff cting domestic relations by
Albert H. Elliott.
BIDS CALLED FOR FIVE
ACRE FAIR BUILDING
Palace of Horticulture, Aside
From Framework, Will
Be Largely Glass
Bids for the structural iron and
steel work of the palace of horticul
ture at the Panama-Pacific exposition,
a building which will cover five acres,
have been called for. Surmounting the
palace will be a dome 180 feet high.
The building will be constructed al
most entirely of glass, will be 672 feet
long and 320 feet wide and will extend
from Divisadero street to Baker.
Between the hortlculaural palace and
festival hall there will be a garden
3,000 feet long-.
Excavation has been begun for the
exposition's auditorium and construc
tion bids have been called for.
The exposition railway has been
completed, the ferry slip nearly fin
ished and an army of men are at work
making gardens and building statuary.
Reservations are already being; made
at the Hotel del Monte for the period
covering the polo and golf tournaments
which will cause a hegira to the popu
lar resort from August 29 to September
13. Players from all parts of the state
will go south to participate In the con
tests and more than SO prizes will be
awarded. Among those wh.o are) mak
ing arrangements to depart the last of
the month for Monterey"" are:
Mr. snd Mrs. Christian: Lieutenant and Mrs.
de Guigne Emery Winship
Dr. and Mrs. Cooper : Dr. and Mrs. Word
Mtsa Alice Owens Dr. and Mrs. K. E.
Felton Elk Ins BroWneU
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Y. Mr. and Mrs. Dunning
Hayne Miss Helen Dunning
Arthnr Gocdall W. P. Scott
Harry Hastings Julian Tnorne
Mrs. George Howard Mr. and Mrs. William
George Howard .Ir. Taylor
Mrs. J. C Oyster Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mc-
Mrs. A. L. Tubbs I Nekr
Alfred Tubbs Mr. and Mrs.. Pommer
Knox Maddox Miss Edith Chesebor-
Mrs. R. P. Schwerin Ongh
Miss Arabella Schwerin Miss Mary Eyre
Miss Virginia Maddox Mrs. Eleanor Martin
Mrs. J. I.eroy N'lckei J. Downey Harrey
George Nickel Edward M. Greenway
Mr. Riid Mrs. H. M. A. Robert M. Coleman
Miller Stuart Lows*
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harry Simpktns
Martin Major and Mrs. P. G.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walea
Clark Mia* Geraldlne Forbes
Mr. and Mrs. William H. M. Eyre
Crocker E. H. L. Gregory
* * #
Mr. nnd Mrs. William Pierce John
son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spense Black
and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Searles will
go from Claremont to'Monterey for the
double tournaments. Mr. and Mra.
Louis McDermott and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Proctor have been in Monterey
for several weeks and will remain
there for the Important events.
* * *
Mrs. Phoebe Hearst arrived last week
in Del Monte, where she is entertain
ing as her guests Mrs. Phoebe Reck
well, Mrs. Clara Anthony, Mrs. Adele
Brooks. Miss Ethel D. Whitmire,
George Hearst and Charles Meyer Jr.
Mrs. Hearst went south to attend the
dedication of the new home of the
Toung Women's Christian association
at Moss beach, which was christened
by her "Asilomar."
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lille** and
Mr. and Mrs. Truxton Beale will en
tertain tonight at a moonlight picnic
near the golf links at San Rafael. About
15 couples from Ross valley and San
Rafael will enjoy the party.
Miss Katherlne Donohoe and Miss
Louise Boyd departed yesterday from
Lake Tahoe to spend 10 days as the
guests of Miss Kate Brigham.
« * •»
Mrs. Wlllard Drown was the compli
mented guest at a luncheon given Mon
day by Miss Marguerite Doe at the
Montecito Country club. Others enter
tained were Mrs. Pierre MoOre, Mrs.
William Frew. Mrs. Joseph Coleman
Jr., Earl Graham. Reginald Fernald,
Willis Davis, Elliott Regers and Mr.
/* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Harris are en
tertaining Miss Kathleen de Young at
their home In Mill Valley.
* # *
Mrs. Robert N. Graves and per two
grandsons have returned from Aople
gate, where they have spent the last
six weeks. Mrs. Graves departed yes
terday for Palo Alto to visit Mrs. E.
Norwood for several days.
* * *
Dudley Gunn returned yesterday
from San Mateo, where he passed the
weekend as the guest of George How
* * *
Mrs. Seldon S. Wright returned Mon
day from a fortnight's visit with Prof,
and Mrs. William Hammond Wright at
the Lick observatory.
MISS HILMER ENTERTAINS
Miss Vivian Hilmer, daughter of Su
pervisor Fred L Hilmer, entertained a
number of friends with music and
cards at her home in Euclid avenue
Saturday afternoon", the guest of honor
being Miss Hazel Hell wig, whose mar
riage to George Koch will take place
this fall. Among those present were
Dorothy Metzner," Rath O'Brien, Ethel
Graham, Adela Bernhardt, Lillle Katz
and Florence Kats.
SCOTS PLAN CELEBRATION
Next Friday is the one hundred and
forty-second anniversary of the birth
of Sir Walter Scott, and the occasion
will, according to custom, be celebrated
Friday evening in the Knights of
Pythias castle by Clan Fraser Np. 78
ef the Order of Scottish Cigna. A. con
cert, under the direction of James Low,
chief of the clan, will be followed by a
social dance. An oration on "Scott will
be delivered fey Prof. Charles O. Pat
terson of San Anselmo seminary.
OLD FORT POINT
FOR ARMY PRISON
Detention Barracks for
Minor Offenders to Be
Located There Soon
General E. H. Crowder, judge advo
cate general, has announced as a result
of his annual inspeptlon of the United
States military prison on Alcatraz
island, that old Fort Point will be
utilized as a prison detention bar
Certain criminals will be sent to the
United States penitentiary, while those
whose offenses are of lesser degree
will be confined In the detention bar
racks in different parts of the country.
General Crowder expects to have a
disciplinary battalion at Fort Point,
two disciplinary companies at Cratle
Williams, New York, and a disciplinary
regiment at Leavenworth.
* # *
General Arthur Murray and his aid.
Captain Herbert Brees, First cavalry,
are now in Yellowstone park, where
General Murray is making his annual
inspection of troops stationed there,
w lr 4fr
Colonel Walter L. Finley, First cav
alry, will leave Saturday for Yellow
stone park to Inspect the squadron of
his regiment stationed there.
* * *
Colonel John H. Beacom. recently
promoted from lieutenant colonel and
relieved from detail in the inspector
general department, and as Inspector
general of the western department, has
been assigned to command the Fourth
infantry, Colonel William Paulding
having been recently retired.
# # *
Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Noble,
infantry, officer in charge of militia
affairs in the western department, has
been granted leave for four days, to
take effect August 20.
# . 4» »
Major Robert W. Rose, Twelfth in
fantry, Presidio of Monterey, has been
granted leave for two months and 10
days, to take effect September 15.
# * *
Major Daniel J. Carr, signal corps, is
relieved from duty as offlcer in charge
of the Washington-Alaska military
cable and telegraph system, 'to take
effect September 1, and will report to
the commanding general of the western
department in San Francisco.
♦ * ♦
Captain Walter M. Whitman. First
cavalry, Presidio of Monterey, has been
ordered transferred to the Eighth cav
alry in the Philippines.
# * *
Lieutenant Clarence Lininger, First
cavalry, left the Presidio Monday night
for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where
he has been ordered for a course of in
struction in the army schools.
* * *
Lieutenant -William F. L. Simpson,
Sixth infantry, has been granted leave
for three months, to take effect Septem
* * *
Lieutenant Robert H. Willis Jr., Sixth
infantry, has been detailed for aviation
duty with the signal corps in San
SEVENTH ST. DUST
Residents, in Plea for Water
Wagon to Sprinkle, Write
fyfayor in Rhyme
Residents and property owners in
Seventh street from Mission south have
resorted to poetry In petitioning Mayor
Rolph and the supervisors' street com
mittee for water wagons to wet down
the dusty streets. They begin their
plea for water as follows:
Little drop* of water, little grains of sand.
Make the mighty ocean and the beautiful land.
"We have the sand," declare the pe
titioners, "plenty of it, inside and out.
We are covered with it. The dust is
choking, but the water wagons pass us
by. Kindly have our streets sprinkled;
some, at least."
NORTH STATES' FORTS
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 12.—Secretary
of War Garrison, after spending part
of the day here, departed for Fort Lin
coln In Bismarck, N. D. He will dou
ble back and Inspect Fort Yellowstone
in the Yellowstone park. The secre
tary Inspected Fort Harrison and wis-
Ited the state capltol. Respecting the
future of Fort Harrison, which has
been without troops several months,
the secretary said he would give the
question of regarrlsoning consideration.
AMVSEM EN TS
Phone Sutter 4200.
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CPlanqnette's Delightful Comic Opera
A FABLE PERFECT
AST A RODUCTION
MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
Popular prices— 26e. 50c. 75c; Box Seats $1
Next Monday—BOHEMIA X CIIRL
Geary and Mason. Phone Franklin 150.
IT HAS THE CLASS!
Every Afternoon at 2:30. Every Night at 830
George Kleine Presents' the Eight-Reel'
All Seats Reserved—2se and 50c.
Safest and Moat Magnificent Theater In America
MATINEE TODAY AND EVERY DAY.
A WONDERFUL NEW SHOW
MILTON POLLOCK and CO. In George Ade's New
Comedy Playlet, "Speaking to Father": WILL
ROGERS, "The Oklahoma Cowboy"; WALTER
S. "RUBE" DICKINSON. In his Original Charac
ter Creation, "The Ex-Justice of the Peace";
RAMESES, In his Egyptian Temple of Magic;
PHINA A CO., in a claaay Singing and Dancing
Ad; DIVINE and WILLIAMS; FRED HAMILL
and CHARLEY ABB ATE; ORPHEUM MOTION
PICTURES Showing Current Eventa. Last Week,
THE BELL FAMILY, in Their Artistic Muaical
Evening prices, 10c, 25c, 80c. 75c. Box Seats,
$1. Matinee prlcea (except Bundays and Holi
day*), 10c. 25c, 50c. Phone Douglas 70.
Formerly Married Increase
in Weddings—Single Ones
Show Falling Off
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 12.—Statistics
for California for 1912 In comparison
with the average for 1907 to 1911, show
decreases in the proportion of mar
riages which were the first for one or
both parties, either groom or bride
or both of them being single.
The figures were compiled by G. I>.
Leslie, statistician of the state board
of health. Conversely, there Is a
marked increase In the per cent of
marriages which were the second or
over for both parties, the groom as
well as the bride being widowed or
The 22.811 unions of bachelors with
maids in 1912 represent a per cent of
only 72.9 against the annual average of
73.6 for 1907 to 1911. Moreover, the
aggregate per cent of marriages which
were the first for one or both parties
was only 91.5 in 1912,' as compared with
the average of 92.1 for the previous
Aye year period.
This falling off in the proportion of
marriages between bachelors and
maids, or between the single on on<»
or both sides of the match, is offset
by a marked gain in the proportion o°
marriages with both parties, widowed
or divorced, the per cent being 3.5 for
1912 against only 7.9 for 1907 to 1911
In fact, the statistics show a steady
rise in the per cent of fair divorcees
among California brides, viz: 1906, 7.9;
1907, 7.4; 1908, 7.7; 1909. 8.4; 1910, 9.5.
1911, 9.6, and 1912, 9.8.
LOVING CUP USED
FOR WINE BOWL
Duke Kahanamokus Trophy Is
Utilized by Colonel Parker for
Aboard the liner Sierra a loving cup
was used yesterday for the purpose foi
which It wajs designed.
The cup was one of the trophies car
ried home by Duke Kahanamoku. th-=
Hawaiian swimmer, who sailed on the
vessel for his home.
Colonel Sam Parker was also a pas
senger. The colonel Insisted on ftrlincr.
the cup with champagne. He then in
vited Duke's friends into the Sierra's
saloon and, passing the brimming bowl
to a pretty girl, begged her to drink
the dark skinned swimmer's health.
Until the oup was empty everybody
was Duke's devoted friend.
NEW PARCEL POST
RATES SHOW BIG CHOP
Tariff Effective August ta Increase
Weight Limit and Reduce
Announcement of the new parcel post
rates to become effective August I ."i
has been sent to members of tUe
Chamber of Commerce by the trans
portation department with a detailed
explanation of the list of towns af
fected. An air line block radius of 150
miles around San Francisco will be the
only territory to be changed.
The weight limit has been increased
from 11 to 20 pounds, with rates in
most Instances materially reduced. In
the first and second zones the rate in
the new schedule is 20 pounds for 24
cents. There is a reduction in these
two zones of 31 cents on 11 pounds.
A revised list of all parcel post of
fices in California is being prepared by
the San Francisco postofflee.
WASHINGTON", Ang. 12.—Paraguay,
through Minister Hector Velasquez, t*
day accepted in principle Secretary
Bryan's peace plan. Thirty-nine na
tions were to consider the proposal
and twenty-eight have accepted it In
principle. One treaty, that with Sal
vador, has been signed.
RINGLING BROS.* NOTED ARENICHIT:
WORLD'S GREATEST WIRE PERFORMER?
7 LOZANO T
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A PEAT OF MYSTERY AND MERRIXEN'T
7 OTHER GREAT S. & ( ACTS—7
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ALCAZAR * r pl "" * ' •
Mat. Tomorrow—Last 5 Nights
The ALCAZAR COMPANY
And HOWARD HICKMAN In
PRICES—Night, 25c to fl; Met, 26c to 50e.
MAT. THTTRSDAY, SATURDAY, BUNDAY
Next Week—THE ALCAZAR CO., with Miss
Barnscale, Mr. Stanley and Mr. Hickman in
■ flll'T EU< » •»« Market.
■ ■ llf l/| Fhon« Butt*r 2460.
VV***A/ MAT. TODAY
Reserred' Seats, 25c and 50c. Matinee Saturday.
The Great French Feature Film of
VICTOR HUGO'S Maaterpiece
Cnrtaln 8:15 Nights; 2:15 Matinees.
Next Sub. Night—s e ats Tomorrow
Return of the Dramatic Success of
tbe Cort's Last Season
"BOUGHT AND PAID FOR"
CHARLES RICHMAN and Notable Cant
Nights and Sat. Mat., 50c to <1.50. $1 Wed. Mat.
BUSH AND LARKIN STREETS
OCEAN WATER BATHS
SWIMMING AND TUB BATHS
Salt water direct from the ocean. Open
every day and evening. Including Sundays
and nolldiys, from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m. Spec
tators' gallery free.
The Sanitary Baths
Natatorlnm reaerved Tuesday and Friday
mornings from 8 o'clock to neon for women
COMFORTABLY HEATED. CONSTANTLY
CXRCTJXATINO AND FILTERING.
Hot Atr Hair Dryera, Electric Curling- Irons
and Shampoo Room for Women Bather* Free.