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IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL NEWS OF THE THEATERS
At a bridge party given in the early
part of the week. Miss Marjorie
Gardiner made public announcement
of her betrothal to lieutenant W. C.
Harrison. tS. S. A. The bride elect is
the daughter of Thomas Gardiner of
Oakland and niece of George Gardi
ner, who married Miss Edith Finley
©f this city. Lieutenant Harrison is
a eon of the late Colonel George S. E.
Harrison, who was commandant at
Fortress .Monroe in Virginia previous
to his death five years ago.
Lieutenant Ralph Chrystal Harrison,
T" a A., whose marriage with Miss
Call Phillips will be an event of
next month, is a cousin of the bride
groom. Lieutenant Harrison was
graduated from West Point with high
honors last year. He is now sta
tioned with the coast artillery corps
at Fort Worden, Seattle.
The marriage of Lieutenant Karri
eon and Miss Gardiner will be cele
brated In June.
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Stork Brings Son
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carrigan are
rejoicing in the advent of a son. born
a few days ago. This is the second
child in the family, and the first Is
also a boy. Mrs. Carrigan was for
merly Miss Jessie Foley, a belle of
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i Party at Presidio
Lieutenant and Mrs. W. P. Ham
mond entertained at an old fashioned
csrgnogg party at their quarters in
the Presidio yesterday afternoon.
\rrong those who attended the affair
'. ..n«4 and Mrs. I<ea Captain and Mrs. Law
"''J, rence B. Simorcds
i lonel and Mrs ('attain and Mm. Al
tip Bell ' I rred Bjomstad
Major and Mrs. John IsadTIIW. Eo-
Mr" ID r«.-il Marrark Lieutenant and Mrs. B.
i |"< YT»I and Mrs H L Williams
llalaev Dunwoody" Captain and Mrs.
' i-iiiin and Mrs. H. C Bonnycastie
Prtber "sprain and Mrs.
Captain and Mrs. Or- ! Ward Pabney
- vs'nif- [Llatllteirit snd Mrs.
Captain and Mrs. l-ouis Matthew Tbomllusoa
llaiir , Mr and Mrs. H. M. A.
I imtenant and Mrs. i Millar
Viken and Mrs. la l».
Lieutenant and Mra> r Cabell
Jrjnnius Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Webster
Major aaO Mrs. E. S. I Jones
I-ewis jCaptain Douglas Potts
Mrs. Webster Jones and Mrs. Mar
guerite Murphy assisted Mrs. Ham
mond in receiving.
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Arrives From East
Iftea Marie Genevieve Maroney ha?
arrived from the east to spend the
Christmas holidays with her brother
in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. K. W.
Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are
living in the Douglas apartments in
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. Home from College
Barreda Sherman, the son of Doctor
end. Mrs. Harry Sherman, has arrived
from the east, where he has been at
tending college and with his sisters.
Miss Lucia and Miss Isabel Sherman,
will spend the holidays at the family
home in Jackson street.
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Return to Denver
Mr. and Mrs. John Irby have closed
their apartments at Marlborough
bail and have returned to their home
in Denver. Mrs. Irby will be greatly
missed by San Francisco eoclety, with
whom she was a favorite. As Miss
Harrie Ryland of San Jose, niece of
the late Judge and Mrs. W. T. Wal
lace of this city, Mrs. Irby reigned
here as a belle many years ago. The
Irbys had intended spending the en
tire winter in this city, but business
demands made their return to Den
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Miss Decker ' Betrothed
From the east comes the announce
ment of the engagement of Miss Mary
Decker and J. Walker of Philadelphia.
The news was told during the week
at a luncheon given by the bride
elect to a group of California friends,
who are sojourning in New York. Miss
Decker is the daughter of Doctor
Decker, U. S. N., retired, who was
Ktationed on this coast several years
ago, where he and his daughter made
many friends. No date has been act
for the wedding.
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The members of a children's danc
ing class, over which Miss Marion
White presides, will hold a Christina*
ball tonight, at Century club hall,
from 5 to 9 o'clock. Mrs. Horace D.
Pillsbury, Mrs. Albert Dlbblee and
several of the mothers are patron
esses interested in the Christmaa 1
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A pretty wedding Was celebrated
at the home of William M. Abbott
Wednesday night, when his sister, Mrs.
Susan Abbott Webster, became the wife
of Z. Theo. Erlin, a leader in club and
financial circles of this city. Only
the immediate families were present
at the ceremony, which was per
formed by Bishop Hughes. There
were no attendants and immediately
after the informal supper Mr. and
Mrs. Erlin departed on their honey
moon, which they will spend in the
south. On their return they will en
joy a brief visit here before depart
ing for a four months' sojourn in the
east. Mr. Erlin is a member of the
Bohemian club of this city and also
belongs to the University of Califor
nia club and the Olympic club.
First She Ran Taxi;
Now She Nurses Cats
PARIS Dec. 26. —Countess de la
Ouerlvlere, who has had a varied ca
reer since she was obliged to earn her
own living and who was the first
woman taxicab driver in Paris, today
became a nurse In a cat and dog hos
pital. Her latest experience was as
i<roprietor of a barber aLof.
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CHIPMANS MOVE TO TOWN
TO SPEND WINTER IN S. F.
Mrs. Ernest Dwight Chipman, who has moved to this city for the
Well Known Society Leaders Close Ross Valley Home for
Season —Daosant at Miss Sneyd-Kennersleys
Doctor and Mrs. Ernest Dwight
Chipman have closed their home in
Ross valley and have come to San
Francisco, where they have taken a
house for the winter season.
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Theater Parties Enjoyed
Many theater parties were held
Tuesday night at the Cort theater,
where Gaby Deslys is playing in "The
Little Parisienne." Miss Metha Mc-
Vlahon and Lieutenant and Mrs.
Albert Rees entertained at box par
ties and later feted their guests at
supper. Mr. and Mrs. John Drum.
Miss Virginia Jollffe, Edward M.
Greenway and Thornwell Mullally
were a group, as were Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Tubbs and Mrs. Frederick W.
Tallant. Mrs Rudolph Spreckels had
In her party, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Foster Dutton and Mrs. Russell Lu
kens. Mrs. Henry T. Scott, Mrs. Jo
seph B. Crockett and Lansing Mizner
were another party; Mr. and Mr. Les
ter Herrick also entertained.
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Mr. and Mrs. George Newton re
turned Monday from their honeymoon,
which they passed in the south.
Wednesday afternoon they departed
for the Newton ranch at Los Gatos.
where they will pass the Christmas
holidays. On their return to San
Francisco they will make their home
at the Hotel Cecil. Mrs. Newton was
formerly Miss Avis Sherwood.
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To Spend Holidays Here
Governor and Mrs. Johnson have
come down from Sacramento and will
spend the holidays at their home in
Tomorrow "The Up Stairs Store* Starts a Sensa
tional "After Christmas" Sale of ip*^
Ladies' Suits If
Values to $30.00 H W
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U Jk \ wl I These suits have Just arrived. '■•l^^SE/jfl
la Jf\\ \ II They should have been here a TSeSiwvl
I? AW P \KX I month ago. It was the manufac- ;IBIT FT /I II
f] ■ I \ turer's fault, so he must stand iwHli 1 ftl
lit J 1 the loss. That is the whole story lUrO^ill
( / Ml anci explains why we can sell you 1 uL-^r-O^SL
I i regular $30 suits, styles like those
I A illustrated and many others, to- ilP^^^A
/ #1 morrow for $».»!>. rOL-^^^oir
D-J # \ —We do not healtate to pro- \ fflSfit^-flr 1 '
7j / \ claim rhla the l>e«» -nit offering: 'il^^»aav"«
j / \ made thla aeanoa by any atore la > , 1 niJ^W
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i / Uj —Fancy aJid plain tailored 1 brxISH
wSJI' ill/ In suits. Fur Trimmed suits, Mata- i i! T/I'viW
r /// lasses, W-hlpcords, Man's Wear 'ill 111 iVEI
W //ill Serges and Hairlines, Stripes, jib! i:\W
t ///// Checks and Novelty Weaves, in- ItlLpul
re I //«/ eluding plenty of Blue Pin Stripe ill il \\\\\
/if 11 I and Pack Pin Stripe patterns. M I 111 Ml
11/ l\ —Every sruit Skinner Satin ' W \\ 1 \ \fl
L $111 —Misses' and Ladies' sizes. | \MI
M i I I —Only 137 suits in all. mXli,! V
§Il lIJ —Sale starts 9a, m. tomorrow. \l FA
/ * IfeZ; Also Tomorrow — \\\s]
rrv. If f> V/ Odds and Ends Cone of a style) "f —' — Vm*
Suits formerly priced $15 and $20. aaaarw a*V
$5 ant/ £7.45
/a IvI HOUSE
3 Fifth Street
V CORNER OF MARKET.
STORE OPEN SATX'RBAY NIGHTS
I A "the dansant" was the enter
j ment planned by Miss Edith Sneyd
j Kennersley, who feted about 50
! guests at the home of her parents,
; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sneyd-Kennersley
■in Jones street this afternoon.
Christinas berries, holly and mistletoe,
with red ribbons and red lanterns to
give their touch of brilliance to the
( decorative scheme, furnished a rich
1 and attractive setting. Receiving
' with the hostess and her mother, were
1 Mrs. William J. Drennan, Miss Flor
| ence Bandmann. Miss Marie Hatha
| way and Miss Ruth Welsh. Among
! those who participated in the merri
! ment were:
Mr. and Mrs. Paul 111 las Margaret Barker
, Pagan Miss Car* Hatteroiu
I Miss Ruth Perkins lEdward Harrison
Miss Pauline Wheeler Edward Bullard
Ulas Katberine Robert Martin
Wheeler Kowle Detrick
' Miss (intrude Hopkins Richard McLaren
: Miss Marie Louise Fee Moody
! Wlnslow Harold Bandmann
! Miss Helen Wright George Flint
j Miss Helen Hooper Reuben Flint
! Miss Florence Stoney Lawrence Welter
j Miss Margaret Stoney Donald Marley
vliss Gene»ieve BotUin Donald Duncan
Miss Lncllle Jobnson Vsn Dyke John'
[ Vtrs. Charles Sotile ,Sherwood Chapman
, Hiss Miriam Beaver Fisher Buckingham
Hiss Isabel Drennan [.ester Kilgarlff
vilcs Alleen Code Pall Becart
Hiss Helen Ewell Andrew Carrigan Jr
Hiss Beatrice Gerber- Thornton Grimes
ding Count Albrecht
Miss Martha Sutton Montgeias
Hiss Kathleen Coleman Dudley Gunn
i tl'ss Frelyn Waller Ray Bowers
i vliss Katherine Mac- Harold J!»nclie
Adam Fred Beaver
' Misa Eliot Boke 'Benjamin Foster
! Miss Ola Willlts ißuasell Gunn
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Spinners To Entertain
The Spinners' club will give a
luncheon next Thursday afternoon, at
the Hotel Bellevue, in compliment to
Mrs. Charles S. Aiken, who recently
' returned from a trip abroad.
Miss Helen Hathaway will enter
tain about 30 guests this evening at
her home in Berkeley for Miss Ina
Cherry, whose wedding to Ernest V.
Wells of Seattle will take place next
Monday. The guests will be asked to
meet Mr. Wells, and the evening will
be devoted to bridge. The wedding
of Wells and Miss Cherry will take
place at the Cherry home at 10 o'clock
Monday morning, and Immediately
after the ceremony the couple will
leave for their future home in Seattle.
The only attendant at the ceremony
will be Stanley AVells, a nephew of
the groom, who will act as ring
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Herbert Parrish
have returned from a honeymoon in
the south and are established in a
new bungalow in Webster street.
Elaborate plans for the entertain
ment of Miss Jean Garber of Dcs
Moines, who is the house guest of
Miss Marjorie Haight of Alameda,
have been abandoned, owing to the
illness of Mrs. Alice Haight, who is
slowly recovering. Both girls are
members of the Delta Gamma
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Mr. and Mrs. William Ede will give
a dance New Tear _eve in the ball
room of their handsome new residence
In the Piedmont hills. Nearly a hun
dred guests have been invited, and
the new year will be ushered In with
4a Elaborate supper fallowing the
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The second Friday Night assembly
of the exclusive younger set of the
bay cities takes place this evening at
the Hotel Oakland. The approved list
of dances of the club shows the one
atop to be the most popular of the
Daw dances. Patronesses for this
year include Mrs. Edgar P. Stone, Mrs.
Irving Cockrofts, Mrs. Louis Ghirar
delli and others.
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Friends in Berkeley and the bay
region are receiving announcements
of the engagement of Miss Mac Irving
Mullen of Ayr. Scotland, and Roland
A. Hill of Berkeley. Miss Mullen,
who comes from a prominent Scotch
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Chances like This to Furnish Your Home at Such Wonderful Savings Are Rare and Usually Come But Once in a Lifetime I
40 to 52 O'Farrell Street— Just a Few Steps From Market Street—San Francisco fL
family, is now at the Fairmont hotel
with her parents. Hill is the son of
George F. Hill of Eureka, and Is en
gaged in business in Berkeley.
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Mise Mac Dv Val and her father
have returned from a four months'
tour of the east. Miss Dv Val will be
much feted this spring.
Justice Melvin to
Harry A. Melvin, associate justice of
the supreme court of California, will
deliver the principal address of the
evening at the banquet to be held un
der the auspices of the Oakland
Teachers' club at the Hotel Oakland
Tuesday evening. He is expected to
indorse the plan to send a delegation
to the National Education association
contention at St. Paul next summer
t.i have Oakland officially designated
as the convention city for 1915. Pre
siding at the banquet will be Superin
tendent George Prick, president of the
California Teachers' association.
Tlie charges made by School Di
rector Boyle of the Oakland board of
education that the Claremont school
was a failure in design and construc
tion have been answered by Supervis
ing Architect J. J. Donovan with the
statement to the board of education
tljat the dimensions of the rooms and
thA, height of the building were de
:d«d by the board, that the best
airtliorities advise against wainscoting
in school corridors and that the leaks
are but minor matters, easily cor
Relics of Indians
For Oakland Museum
The Oakland public museum is to
day enriched by a valuable Maidu In
dian collection as the result of a trip
through Plumas and Butte counties by
Curator C. P. Wilcomb. The collection
includes old baskets, toasted grass
hoppers, hemp and milkweed nets and
veils and flresticks.
STAGE BEAUTY EN ROUTE HERE
WILL BE STAR AT ORPHEUM
Cathrine Countlss, an emotional
star of beauty and magnetic charm,
will appear in the successful tabloid
playlet, -The Birthday Present." the
feature act of the second edition of
the Orr>heum road show, which opens
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—Fritzi Scheff.
the piquant and fascinating star of
light opera and vaudeville, who di
vorced two notable husbands within
four years, was married Wednesday in
New Rochelle to George Anderson,
her leading man and manager.
Rumors that the two were engaged
bcran to be heard shortly after the
actress obtained he:- decree from John
Fox Jr.. the novelist, last February
But Miss Scheff made a denial of
The ceremony was very simple and
almost secret. It was performed by
Rev. F. A. Wells of the North Avenue
M. E. church in the home of a friend
of the couple in New Kochelle.
Miss Scheff and her latest busbar,.!
are now en route to St. Louis, when
Miss Scheff will appeal' Monday even
Sunday. It tells a vivid little story
of everyday life, involving a beauti
ful woman, who haa made the
preme sacrifice for a rich and fasci
nating man of the world—a typical
Lillian Herlein. conceded to be on»
of the most beautiful and capable of
prima donnas, will wear a number of
exquisite gowns of the latest vogu"
in her singing novelty.
"The Information Bureau." which
the five Sullys, three men and two
girls, will introduce, is a combination
of singing, dancing, talking and gyrh
Lew Hawkins. "The Chesterfield of
Minstrelsy," will entertain with song*
The Brads, Frederick and Malta,
call their act "Sunshine Capers." It
is a melange of pantomime, contor
tion. acrobat*cs and comedy.
The Dolce sisters are a trio of
pretty girls, who sing pretty songs
in a winsome manner; Lennett and
Wilson's performance will consist of
a comedy bar act; and the only hold
over will be Billy B. Van and the
Beaumont Sisters and company, in
their great comedy hit, "Props."