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WEDDINGS, receptions, social luncheons,
dinners, theater parties and informal
teas have served to keep the^ smart
set busy daring the past week.
On the calendar lor the corning week are
several dinners, Saturday teas and also the
dance at Mrs. Henry Scott's on Thursday
The season is being hurried to a close and
there doubtless will be several large affairs
just Defore Lent.
The last meeting of the Friday Fortnightlys
■will be held on the 2Gih, and there is every
indication of a brilliant gathering.
The most elaborate affair of the past week
was the tea Riven by Consul and Mrs. Simpson
at their lovely new home on Vallejo street.
The tea was in honor of the debutante daugh
ter. Miss Agnes P.mpson.
.Four hundred invitations were issued for
the affair and there was a continual stream of
visitors during the hours named, 4 to 7.
Assisting to receive were Miss Lucille
Youuger, Miss Bernie Drown, Miss Fiorence
Stone, M:?s M*ud Francis, Miss Maud Simpson,
Miss Romola Ki^elow, Miss Katherine Towers
and Miss Rose Miller.
In the evening the ladies of the receiving
party and Robert Campbell, Wallace Alex
ander, George Lewis, Harold Smith, William
Humphreys, Fred Dukson, Harold Crowell,
Herbert Y'oiinger and Ben Brouks were enter
tained at dinner.
After dinner there was dancing.
Thursday evening Mr. aiid Mrs. E. J. Mo-
Cutcheon pave a thenter part..- complimentary
to Mrs. Delia Davidson. The party attended
the Baldwin Thenter and aft<T went for sup
per to the University Club. Mr. end Mrs. Mr-
Cutcheon's guests were: Miss Davidson, Miss
Hcf[mi<n, Miss Carrie Taylor, E. 11. Slieldon,
Mr. Dibblee and T. B. Berry.
Thursday afternoon Miss Edith Mcßean
entertained a few young friends at a tea ather
home on Pacific avenue. The hours of the
' reception were from -t till 6.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. J. R. Crockett and
Miss Caro Crockett entertained a few friends
informally at an afternoon tea.
Last Saturday E. A. Wiitsee gave a luncheon
at the University Club complimentary to Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Burden of New York. Ameri
can Beauty roses wero used in the d<*cora
• tion of the tab.c. Those atked to meet the
'visitorswereMrs.de Ruyter, Miss Emity lia
ger, Miss Genevieve Goad. Miss McNutt, M ss
. Jennie Blair, Thomas HcCalet, Xorthrup
Cowleß and K. M. Greenway.
■ ■ On Monday evening E. M. Greenway and E.
• A. Wiitsee entertained a party of friends at the
Tivoli and alter the performance hr.d f-utnitr
at the Bohemian Club. Violets and jonquils
made effective table decorations and were ar
ranged with artistic grace amid the usuel Bo
hemian emblems. The guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. de Ruyter, Misses Mary a:i>l Alice
Hoffman, Misses Miriam and Frances Moore.
Miss Daisy Van Ness Thomas McCalet, North
rup Cowies and Lawson Adams.
Ou Tuesday evening Master Preston Rauch
celebrated his fourteenth birthday by giving: a
theater party to fifteen <i his young ineuds.
The boys ass-em bled at the residence <>j tbf-ir
host, 1232 Post street, and proceeded to tho
•Tivoli, where "Aladdin." with 111 wealth of
music, specialties and gorgeous ►Cenerv, wng
enjoyed. After the periorman>c an elaborate
supper at Master Raucn's home was in order.
Those present were: llarold I^ouderback, Her
" bert Newman, Alfred Lewis, Mi:tou ilanner,
Lawrence Brandt, Seiby Badt, Victor Keichen
berg, Clarence Colerna;-,, Philip Baumgarten,
■ Leon Baumgarten, Clarence Ellis, Max Ricss,
Jake Levy, Albert Frank and Koburt Roos.
Interesting Weddings Announced
t for February.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris have issued in-
vitations for the maTrlage of their daughter,
Annie, to Abel*. Jackson, on Wednesday even
ing, February 10, at Union Square Hail.
Miss Carolyne Cook, dauguter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Cook, lormerly of Oakland, and Robert
Garner Curran will be married on Wednesday
evening, February 24, at the First Methodist
Church, Loa Angeles.
Nuptials of Miss Millie Cohen and
George Silverstein*
Miss Millie Cohen and George fcilverstcin
were married last Sunday at the home of the
bride, in the presence of intimate friends.
.They were the recipients of a liumber clhand
homo gifis. Mr. and lira. Sllvursiein. have
Fisher y\mes, the Qreat Whist
Authority, on the Discard.
About four years ago Fisher Arnes, the greiU
whist authority, wrote a scries of articles to
the Brooklyn Eag'.e on the discard, alter
stating the general recognized rule to discard
from your weakest suit, bul if the adversaries
have declared superiority m the trump suif,
then ibe first discard inua: be irom your.best
protected suit; that is, tiio suit iv which you
are most likely to ba abie to take a trick. Th«
first part of the rule is sound and sensible. As
a general rule one is right in holding his
longest suit so long as there is any prospect of
its establishment, and it would be unwi.> • :■<
throw away from it and keep cards in a tuit in
which there is little if any chance o£ tric*
tnaking. The information gives to partner is
or may be of importance; but when the adver
saries havesnown a decided superiority in
trumps and there Is very little prospect of the
establishment and br.nging in of your long
suit, it is best to throw away from it and keep
high cards in the adversaries' KUits guarded, so
as to prevent taeir establishment, if possible.
The second part of the g-neral rule, no.v
ever. is by no means of so much force or obli
gation as the first part; there are many times
•when it would be prudent to depart from it,
bo many iv fact as to require special attention,
even while considering the general rule.
When the adversaries have shown a superior
ity in trumps the discard from your strongest
suit if important lniorm&tion which it is
probable that they, being masters of the situa
tion, would very frequently be able to make
good use of to their own advantage and your
disadvantage. They will be directed by It
not to lead the suit up to you, or to lead it
through you, or to get rid of it in order to
trumpit, bo that the information will be more
than likely to prove to their advantage and
your injury. When you are acting on the de
fensive it is questionable whether you oueht
to tell your opponents of the suit in which
you are strongest, il such informntion is likely
to help them and not help your partner. I be
lieve that this part of the rule is subject to so
many exceptions ihat the first discard when
the adversaries have a clear superiority in
trumps should be recognized as dependent
upon the condition of the hand.
Mr. Ames winds up a two-column article
with the"c words: "I therefore think that the
rule should be that when the adversaries have
a declared superiority in trumps the discard
should be according to the hand for its best
It is evident from these considerations that
. the rule for the first discard is not of the abso
lute and hard and fast kind. It has to be taken
with a good deal of latitude and allowance for
the existing conditions. CommoQ-sencc must
be the guide in such cases.
Jhe faster ar\d f\\s Jealous
We clip the following from one of our East
ern exchanges:
We are glad to note Ifcafc two whist editors are
bold enough 10 aUow to apytar la meir column*
taken up their residence at 1126' i Golden
Gate avenue.
Several Delightful Receptions of i
the Past Week.
Mrs. M. D. Salomon's granddaughter Blanche
eutc'rtained a number ot her young friends at
the residence 01 her aunt, Mrs. A. Crocker, on
Bush street, last Saturday afternoon. The feat
ure of the event was the untangling of a cob
web. Miss Elsie Loupe was the successful
prize winner. Among those present were:
Missel Blanche Altnmrk, Marie Bine, May
Cerkel, Clara Davis, Martha Gosliner, Mario
Neu*>erger, Mabei Kochman. Blanche Lntz,
Viola Samier, Paula WeiL. Hilda Kliue, Julia
Lacher, Elsie Loupe, Sheda Lowman.
The reception tendered Miss E. Z. Turner by
Mrs. M. E. Gallahorn and Mrs. 11. E. Scnuette
recently was a br.lliant success. The pro
gramme consisted oi vocal teUciions by Rev.
J. George GIL-son, M>s Grace Corwin, Mrs. J. '
M. White. Miss Turner and Mr. Pue, piano
selection by thcMivscs Tighe and Reading nnd j
Robert X. Lynch. Charaues and games were
indulged in, after which dainty refreshments
were served.
Tnose present were: Mesdame* White, Cor
win, Vogel, fcjehuette, Moore, Underbill, Page,
Strauv, oa.lett, bmilh, GaUahorii; Mbses
Turner. Corwin, Wo.fe, Youug. Tn ber, Tighe,
t lie Misses Berry; Messrs. Moore, Lorutard
Wolfe, Vogel, A. B. Vogel, Lynch, Gibson, Pjige-
Farreil, Xuvviisend, Myles, Schuette, I'ersinger.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Golliber celebrated their tin
wedding on Sunday ;ast at their residence,
1228 Golden Gate aye. The house was ete
t-'uiiiiy decorateu with violets ar.d evergreens
and brilliantly illuminated. The young ioks
danced to the sweet music of a large orchestra.
per was served at 9 o'clock.
Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Wooleiiberg, Mr. and Mrs. J. Morris, Mr. and
Mrs. S. Hartman, Mr. aim Mrs. A. hackscher,
Mr. ana Mrs. M. Getz, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cohen,
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Coleman. Mr. and Mrs,
Benskl, H. Nudro, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. S. Zuas
man, Mrs. G. Fogel, Mrs. J. Solouionson, J.
I-rael.-kv, Miss lianna Hartinaii, Mit-s Eda
Oppenheim, Mi.-s Mabel Bielski, Miss Hattie
Bi Iski, Misa .Selma Golliber, Mi~s Annie Hart
man, Abe Lissner, Max Sciiii.er, Mrs. Simou
Hartmun, Mr. Morris, Moiie Hartman, s:g.
A party whs given by Mrs. s. Rosenblum to
her daughter Jennie Sunday anernoon at her
h.'ine, 1540 Washington street, in honor of
her fiith birthday. The house wa» beau;ifu;ly
decorated and the time was spent very pleas
antly in gtimes and dancing. Toasts' by the
liule guests were in order at the banquet
board, und each little one carried away asou
venir o: the occasion.
Miss Marguerite Hallinan entertained a
number of her friends on Wednesday evening
at a curd i-any piven at the residence of her
parents, lOiy l^ Natoma street. The young
hostess whs timntiiy gowned and entertained
her guesis in a charming manner. After sev
eral interesting games a musical programme
was rendered, and later re, resh meats were
Fashionable Organizations Enter-
tain Their Friends.
The m-rub-rs of the Fin ile Siecle AVhist
Cub tendered the Misses Birdie and Faith
Garabitz a complimentary party Monday
evening at their home, 1427 Oak street. Danc
'.n?, muslcandalittle panioiaime, "Tlie Burial
o: Enuui," impersonated by Charles O'Kane,
assisted by Messrs. Lrury, Uevene, Banning,
Schwartz and Dr. Stone, made the nouns pass'
merrily. At midnight the phantom inarch
arranged by the young ladies asnl-i much
mirth led the way to the table, where a
tempting sapper was fully appreciated.
Independence Socinl Club gave a most envl
ab.e social and dance on Fritav evening Feb
ruary 5, at Mozart Hall. There was a large
concourse present to join in tho festivities.
The lir.-t annual entertainment of the White
f, £ 7, y Ub was Leld last evening at Excelsior
Hall. There wn« a large attendance und an
excellent programme.
*J h *« K \°' 1. A. ot Grace M E. Cimrch gave
their fir*' quarter.y reception to tteir young
lady friends Monday evening iHst at the chapel
corner Iwenty-first and Capp streets! The
evening was pleasantly spent with gam-s
music and tinging, followed by several new
and interesting gaSies. After refreshments
had been served -W. D. Kingsbury told one of
his entertaining ghost stories, at the close of
which the guests bade each oin.-r good night
Among those present were i)r. and Mrs. J N
Beard, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kin-sbury, Mrs.
Sauborn, Mr. Holmes, the Misses IVuelope
v"i %?!?, K and irt ' Miss Gertrude Holmes^
Miss hthel Hendy, Miss Hulda Jleuer, Miss
Marguerite Mickel, Miss Evelyn Moote, Miss
Bessie henni- and Miss Gcnevieve Ben
nett, Messrs. Fred A. Staud. GifTord L. S.,bey
Edward C. Lovett, Cnarle<- A.T-ylor, Irving H
tanbom, Waller NeeL. thanes A. SankeyJr
statement that is dally heard in tho cl Jb«. We be
lieve that the whlst-player* of the country are
completely ujM^-u-fd by tbe way one or two
wrurrs and teachers laud Mr. Jouos to the steles
a a superior beiug. The summit of tbe abiurdity
v.aa reached, hiwever, when a San Fr»:>cisco
paper recen.ly prlDted a parody o:i a portion of
th» Kplscopal servico, in which a ri'itusiun was
made of non-"Cavendlsh" plays and the Mister
warn prayed .oforelve. Cuvun lUh is a Dlayer of
average abitl:y, t;ood enough when he is playlug
bU best to make a most acceptable partner in a
tame of straight whist, but he is not of the class
to be considered In the makeup of a team for play
In, for examp.e, a match for the league cl.amp.oa
We are sorry to have incurred the displeas
ure of any ona, particular./ men working in
the same good cause. If our labor in the
whist vineyard was not lor love only we might
feel different. It may be dollars and cents to
some "wnist editors," or it may illumine
their star(?ja little in their own estimation
to try and knock down the reputation of
'Cavendish" to build up one for themselves.
Our high opinion and admiration of "Caven
dish" is based entirely on the great good he
has done the whist world. For years he has
been called "master," long before we were
ever known or heard of in whist, and for years
to come he will be calied "master" by those
that remain in whist for the Intellectual
amusement and pleasure they derive from it,
and not for what they can make or what there
is in it. We nre so faraway from where the
sunrises and sets in this "great whist world
of our own" that we are liable to be called
"antiquated" and ".vuperannuatea," like some
oiher writers now are, because we won't do
the Highland flng act when they pall the
string. Many long years after wo are dead,
gone and forgotten, along with many other so
called "whist editors' of the present day.
Henry Jones, whom the whist world knows
as "Cavendish," will be called or known as
"master." When we reach that "his?h state of
perfection" that we, too, are obliged to put
«.ur hatou with a shoehorn we might attempt
to criticize the master's playing aDility. To
do so now would be presumptuous en our
part. We have played with him as partner,
against him as adversary; we hav>j analyzed
hundreds of his illustrated deals and much of
the little whist knowledge we possess— and it
is very lmlo indeed— we owe to him and his
writings. The name ♦•Cavendish" and his
good work will live on just the s«me, and wii;
always have a warm spot in our heart, no
matter what others may think, say or write.
We have no doubt tne whist teachers the
above article refers to have the same good
cause for lauding his name ana whist ability
mat we have.
J^r. John H. Briggs of J»lir\r\eapolis.
Oaeol the obj« cv ol our Whist Department
Gustav A. Hsuer, Edward Howell, William
Ashiand and William Kattlemann.
In spite of the inclemency of the weather
last Thursday evening, the Massasoits Social
and Literary Club made a good ,y appearance
at the home of Dr. Dietz. The earlier part of
the evening was spent in reading the minutes
of t ie last meeting, spicily written by the sec
retary, Dr kuykendfill. Alter tiie business of
the evening was over, fames were resorted to,
in which the company heartily participated.
After refreshments were served the club en
joyed two solos, "iiy Dream of You," Miss
Maud Cornish, and a basso profuudo, "Bub
Bilenlio," Dr. Hall.
The play "Hazel Kirke" was produced at
Native Sons' Hell on Wednesday evening, Jan
uary 27, 1897, under the personal direction of
Tnomas H. Kilgo, by the following cast «'f
characters: Dunsiau Kirke, Thomas H. Kilgo;
Arthur Carringiord. Maurice t. Harris: Pnia
cus Green, Frank It. Hayes; Squire Rodney,
That will be worn by host and hostess at the famous Bradley Martin ball in New York on February lOtd. Mrs. Bradley Martin wears the
costume of the unfortunate Mary Stuart, Mr. Bradley Mtirtin the dress of Louis XV. The $250,000 fete has set the world ot society
agog everywhere. [Reproduced from copyrighted portraits in New York World.]
h -i, •'■*'*' h vTi r *° -\ \ 4\P aPRiy yiJ
is to interest and instruct If possible the whist ]
students, and when we have the opportunity
of illustrating deals from such masters of the
came as John H. Brlgtjs and George L. Bunn
we like to take advantage of it. Mr. Brlggs
"The following deal presents a pretty po«i
tion where the correct line of play presents a
possible loss. What makes the play right
under this circumstance is the fact that the
play may result in a gain. Moreover, if it does
result in a gain it will probably t>e a gain of
several tricks, while the possible loss will not
exceed in all probability one trick."
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Trumps— The two of club?. Leader— East.
The winning card is underscored.
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Score: North and South 10, East and West 3.
Trick I— East's holding calls for a trump at
tack. West shows short trumps by not e< ho
me. North knows that South has no more
trumps, for it is not customary to play the
queen second hand from queen and one other.
E*st is not in position to see that South has no
Trick 2— South makes the conventional lead.
East trumps with his filth bsst, concealing his
fourth best. North gives his partner a prob
able holding of tue king or queen and jack of
the suit that he has led.
Trick 3— Not knowing that South has no
more trumps, East picptily lontibucfi v
John T. Coleman: Barney O'Flynn, George B.
Crandall Jr.; Met, C. H. Johnson; Hazel
Kirke, Miss Mac Keane; Dolly Dutton, M S3
Fannie R. Lewi-; LadyCarrtO lord. Mis-> Vir
ginia Caunn; Mercy KirKe, Miss Gertie Ing
ham, and Ciara, Mau.t Wheeler.
The entire production was under the busi
ness management of M. E. Harris and every
thing was done by him to make the perform
ance h success. The stace appointments were
good and in all respects the play was success
lully performed.
Louis Schoenberg Celebrates His
Birthday Anniversary.
On the evening of February 2 Louis Schoen-
trump lead. Observe that he conceals thoiact
that he held six trumps.
Trick 4— North feels pretty certain that East
has the remaining trumps, but thinks it a<l
visable to mak) a lead to pick up West's
trump if he holds one. Again.it is well that
he should show his partner what he holds.
Seeing that his partner has one trump more
than North, West discards from his diamond
Trick s— lt can make but very little differ
ence whether North does or does not lead his
ace of trumps. North knows that the lead of
the ace and king of diamonds will leave the
command against him, for there must be at
least three diamonds in one hand. He cannot
hope to make the suit by that line of
play.* The lead of the ace of hearts is out of
the question. The lead of the single spade
will accomplish nothing, even if it finds South
with the king. In that case what would he
expect his partner to do? Return the spade
to force him, or make a forced lead of hearts
or diamonds?
The return of heart by partner would be un
desirable. The lead of the diamond would not
accomplish anything unless he leads the
queen. If he holds the queeu, North can
make sure of the suit by the lead of a
low diamond unless tnerc are more than
three diamonds in one hand. Sup
pose South does not have the queen,
but that he has the jack. The lead of a low
diamond would bring the same result if the
queen is with East, a gain of several tricks,
suppose the trick goes to the adversary. In
that case there is a possible loss, but probably
not more than one trick. The low diamond is
the lead, for it is always right to risk one trick
ior the possible gain of several when that pos
sibility is quite probable. The lead of the
fourth best is not important in this situation.
Trick 6— South must return the diamond, for
it must be clear that he can do nothing with
spHdes, for North would in all probability have
played spades if he had the king.
Trick B— lt must be evident that the lead of
tne trump or the diamond is immaterial.
Last must come with a heart
fio More Whist-flauing for Stakes.
The board of directors of the San Francisco
Wi.ist Club have taken the "bull by the horns"
nd say whist-playing for states must forever
.•ease in their clubrooms. The following is
«ken from a circular recently issued:
To the atnttrmni Member* of the San Francisco
If'hist Club: 'Your board of directors, aclini!, as
hey belltve. for the best interests of the entire
membership of this dub, nave resolved that the
practice of playing straight hi t for small points
must be abandoned. \\> have not determined
upon this c anitß without mature deliberation,
ttjiudwe ask your cordial co-operation wHJx ua la
berg was tendered a surprise party at his resi
dence, 1323 Or-lavia street. The affair was in
honor oi ihe anniversary of Mr. Schoenbertr,
and proved most eujoyablf. Among those
pre-ent were: Mr. and Mrs. D. Kiine, Mr. and
Mrs. C. B.er, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kahn, Mr*. H.
Newman, Herbert Newman, James Newman,
J. Neubauer, Siggy Neubauer, Lauo Neu
bauer, Mr. and >lr- r . H. Neubauer. Eugene Neu
bauer, Jess.: Neubauer, Louis Neutauer, Mr.
Burris, Mr. Cui;ninghiim, Miss Carrie Bett
man, Mis-s MUIto Bettman, Miss Bella Bett
man, Laurence Bettman, Lenny Waterman,
Biim Waterman.
On Saturday evening Leo Allenberg was
pleasantl surprised by a l heater party given
in honor of his b:rtl.aay at the Alcazar, and
after the per ormance a supper, wh.ch was
seived at tbe home of Miss Celia Stern, games,
sinking, etc., were indulged in until day
Those present were: Miss Blanche AUen
bers. Miss C. Stern, Miss Amelia Levy, Miss
Carrie Stern, Miss Bess Grodginski, Mrs Bresv
ler, Miss Rose Guggenheim, Miss Helen Rosen
banm, aad Messrs. L. A le:;berg, J. Goodman.
E. Levy, A. Bloch, M. L Stern, 1. C. Snarff, S.
H Sellinir, M. 1_ Hartman, Sam Meyer and H.
Receptions, Entertainments and
Dances Are Announced.
The members of the Arion Verein will give
their annual fancy dress and domino party at
tneir rooms. 414 fine street, Saturday, Febru
ary 13. 1897.
The Columbia Zither Club will Rive their
fifth concert and social this Sunday evening,
February 7, at Turn Verein Hall. 323 Turt
Emil Stelneerger, assisted by his pupils, Miss
Florence Scbroth, Miss Lulu Ruid, Miss Julia
the effort we shall mskt> to develop forma of play
acceptable to all and not subject to adverse criti
cism. ••• * Arthur .Moketox. Secretary.
The president and the board of trustees of
the San Francbco Whist Club are to be com
mended on tnkine the above action. Every
one in San Francisco and every one in the
Stale that loves whist will rejoice when they
read these columns and when they know that
wfalst and playiu? for .stakes ore forever
divorced and debarred from the club that
bears the name of our City. Kvery club in the
American Whist League will more than rejoice
to hear this good news. To President George
K. Bates alone is due the credit of bringing
about this good result; his path was not
strewn with roses in accomplishing it. Ot
course, the question of losing members was
a vital one, but where one goes out of the club
for suon a reason two will come in. One year
from now the club will be proud of the step it
has taken. It certainly deserves and will re
ceive, so far as we are able to give, our warm
and hearty supnort, and we ask every lover
of whist to do likewise. Our motive in trying
to bring this same result about eighteen
mvnthsago was impugned. The spark that
we then kindled would not go out, and was
flamed into life again bythe one who was at
that time its bitterest opponent. All is well
that ends welL The letters that we published
in our whist issue of January 10 from many
of tho great whist lights of the world show
bow strong the bonds of friendship are and
how the pulsations seem to beat as a unit in
the hearts of all those that love for its own
sake the grandest intellectual amusement
ever devised by man.
To the Whist Editor c<f The Call: May I ask if It
Is customary among the Intelligent whist writers
to copy edltorl Is verbatim without giving credit
to wnom credit is due?
It seems to me a very easy way to conduct a
whist column, but one not altogether to be sanc
A Constant Reader and Student of The Call's
Whist, Column.
In answer to the above we will say it is a
very easy way of conducting a whist column.
A pair of scissors and pastepot cost less than
brains and the work can ba accomplished
quicker. We can hardly blame our correspond
ent for asking the above question, for the arti
cle referred to was taken bodily from The Call
without even quotation marks. We won't
count this time If they don't do it again.— Ed.
The San Francisco Club announces its pro
gramme for February, giving the niehts on
which prizes. will bo played for us follows:
Wednesday. February 3 and 10; Monday, Feb.
ruary 15, and Sa urday, February 20. An in
dividual prize will also be given to the peison
making the highest aggregate score' for the
month. . . ' ,\
Tuesday afternoon,- February 23, ladies wil
play comolation -whist for prizes. All other
Tuesday afternoons ladies will play for indi
vidual record for the month and for prizes. '
Every Friday morning; at 10 o'clock,' teams
of eight, composed of lady members, will piay
individual record games '
*SSS£ZiT 7 wiil b0 p:ayedon Satur -
Heffernan, Miss Netta Edwards, Miss Ethel
Fem:nK and M ss Edith Allen, vriil give a
piano recital on Friday evening, February 12,
at Golden Gate Hall,
James A. Garfield Relict Corps No, 21. W. R.
C. , w.ll give a vaieatine party at Soclitl Hall,
Alcazar building, on Tuesuay evening, Feb
rU The Assembly Cotillon Club will give its
fourth party on Wednesday evening, Feoruary
10, atLunt's Haii. As tins is the last cotillon
betore Lent a large attendance and aa enjoy
able time is a certainty.
Oro Fino Parl -r No. 9. K. D. G. W., will pive
an en ertainmf nt and dunce on the oi
th's mouth in N. S. G. W. Hall.
Txie annual masquerade ball of the San
Francisco Schuetzeu Ladies' Verein will be
beld at Saratoga Hall, Saturday evening, Feb-
On Tuesday evening, February 9, the Mystics
win give their twenty-seventh evenin* dress
party at the Native Sons' HalL Invitatlonh
must b- presented at the door.
'1 he Native Sons of Vermont will ho-a tneir
regular monthly entertainment at;d dance on
Friday evening, February 12, at Odd Fellows
Hall. An unusually attr ctive proeramme
has been prepared ior the occasion, to con
clude with tne charming one-act comedy,
"Yellow Roses," made familiar to locai play
goes by the Kendall during: «h«ir recent visit
in Ibis City. Alfred Ely, the poplar b rytone,
will sing Rossini's "LaDanza," and Miss Ma
bel Morse of Oakland is also down on the pro
gramme for vocal selections.
Budget of Interesting NeWs ar\d Qossip
About the Galifomia Golorvy ir\ the
Eastern Metropolis
NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 2.— ls the
earth flat after all?
Is it possible we children of a larger and
riper growth will hava to relearn our
■eography and cast from our callow brains
the old-time theories of "globe," "eastern
and western hemisphere*," "the earth re
volves on its axis once in twenty-four
hours," etc.. etc? Oh, what humiliation
we will feel when our children and grand
children indulge in that superior attitude
toward our ignorance of truth that we
have shown toward our own benighted
parents and grandparents'. Why, it won't
be a circumstance!
Evolution is the unwritten law of God's
great universe.
The piece of flint from which our dear
forefathers struck sparks to light their
fires to-day may be made almost trans
parent by the powerful strength of the
marvelous X ray. If this little reminder
of man's greatness can make us stare,
surely we should be prepared lo receive
any message the indefatigable scientists
of the world may send to us dreamers.
They may discover that we are only one
flat side of a hollow square, and that the
sun, moon, stars and ice-bound regions
form but ihe other live sides. Thousands
of years ago horses were the size of a
King Charles spaniel ; they are now grace
lul and useful monsters.
We love them for their strength and
beauty.' However, in the age of electric
car?, horseless carriages and pneumatic
tubes, the horse will in good time become
extinct or so degenerated that it will be
called some other name when our succes-
sors rule the earth. The earth may be as
flat as a griddle cake — but what has that
to do with Caliiornia?
There are a numberof Californiansfloat
ing in and out of the Waldorf this week.
They all seem very happy and contented
with their surroundings.
Adolph Roos and his fine-looking son
George have been here a couple of weeks,
and are having a joily good visit. They
are still undecided regarding their return
to the coast, but will in all likelihood re
turn in about ten days.
Mr. and Mr j . S. B. Conners are also
guests at the Waldorf.
It is remarked by all the hotel-keepers
that traveling Californians seem fonder of
their own homes this year than they have
ever been before.
At the Im perial are Mr. and Mrs. William
A. Ristenport of San Francisco.
F. August Kingslev is also a guest at the
Imperial, but he is so busy with affairs of
importance downtown that be can seldom
be found lounging about the cafe or
reading-room of the hotel.
W. S. Hook, the well-known financier
of Los Angeles, is in the city for a few
days only.
Mrs. L. L. Baker and son, P. S. Baker,
are putting up at the Holland. They an
ticipate being in New York a month at
W. H. Wright of Sao Jose arrived late
on Saturday evening. He went direct to
his old stopping-place, the St. Cloud,
where he will remain during his stay in
Gotham. He is a welcome visitor to all
the colony who have the pleasure of his
genial acquaintance.
E. W. Kosenbaura of San Francisco will
be at the Marl borough for about ten days.
There is something fascinating in a per
son who can be unique in an original
manner. Ot course people grinned and
shrugged their shoulders when Mrs. Jack
Gardenier of Boston boldly led a young
and untrained lion about the Boston Zoo
the other day. She might have been fool
hardy, but she is the most popular of Bos
ton society leaders, and the wily young
cub seemed to appreciate the fact; thero
fore he was most decorous in his behavior
toward the stunningly gowned woman
who led him about, without a muzzle over
his tawny jaws or shields on his clean
young claws.
It wouldn't be a bad idea for some San
Francisco belle to secure permission to
harness and saddle one of tbe docile
buffalo out in Golden Gate Park and in
some appropriate and dazzling gown take
a wild ride down the Cli 2 House drive.
Think of the wonderful possibilities in
such a sensation ? then, too, think how re
ire«hinglv Western the affair would be.
W. T. Mendenhall, a prominent mining
man and promoter of California's inter
ests, registered at the Gilsey on Friday.
E. A. Rix of San Francisco was telling
some friends on Broadway Saturday after
noon that there was a great deal more
snow in the Rocky Mountains and North
ern California than there is in New York.
His friends seemed puzzled to know
whether he really meant it, when sud
denly one suggested that they all have a
sip of the "cup that is warming." The
snow story was foreotten and the New
Yorker? were saved an explanation.
W. P. Puller and P. M. Fuller arrived at
the Holland on Thursday.
Leopold Sanders and sons, A. and I.
Sanders, who came from Los Angeles
about a year apro and established a Cali
fornia trading company here, are meeting
with unusual success. California products
are no longer a fad in New Yorg; they
are now looked upon as necessary and sta
ple articles of commerce, all of wnich must
be encouraging to the fruit-prowers, wine
merchants and olive cultivators throuch
out the State.
Henry Chamberlin Jr., aon of Henry
Chamberlin, proprietor of the Beresford
is connected with tne California Trading
Company, ai ,d is enthusiastic over the
products of his native State
in M Ba nder . 3 eXpeCU tO visit hiß home
Kik 2i Fra " cl 9. C ° ' ome ' linl9 this Vprinß-
H« wile, wiio ia nown as Helen Har
Dr. and Mrs. K. Pischl were in Munich when
last heard from.
Miss Helen W agner, who has been ill with,
an attack of la grippe, was out Monday for the
first time in over two weeks.
Mrs. M. E. Frank has removed from 1613
Srott street to 2032 Pine. At home on third
Mrs. Mose Kaufman will be at home the first
Saturday of each month at 1243 Leavenworth
street. H h4
F. E. Maybew of the firm of H. B. Mayhew &
Co., customs and internal revenue brokers,
left aurini? the week via the Sunset lor New
Orleans, Wasnington and New York. He ex
pects to return about February 20.
Dr. B. Apple of 727 Grove street left on Tues
day evening for New York on bla way to Hei
de.berg, Germany, to take a postgraduate
CO U The.
Mrs. B. W. Paul=en and Miss C. Lenhardt
lea ob Saturday evening by the Sunsetlim
ited lor an extended European trip.
Mrs. John H. Rinder left on the steamer
Gaelic last Tuesday for China, accompanied
by her imant sjd and maid, fene will return
abou May 1.
Dr. S. Bishop and family of Reno, Nev., have
removed to this City and have taken ud their
residence at 7*20 Bush street.
court on the stage, will accompany him.
Jules Mersfelder, who has opened his
studio on East Twenty-third street for the
winter, declare* he will give up the regu
lation style of execution hereafter and de
vote all of his time and energy to the new
school of what he terms "soul painting."
He has recently finished a couple of ambi
tious pictures which show poetic feeling
and combine the ideal with the pure and
simple tones nature imparts. "The Oaks"
and "Crimson Twilight" are, perhaps, the
best things Mersfelder has done in some
time. Ho has been very successful in giv
ing art lectures lately. During the month
of February he intends to give his popular
art talks at the Waldorf on the Barbazon
school of painting.
Mr. Mersfeider is in excellent health,
and is inspired with the belief that before
many years America will have its own
recognized school, the same as the French,
Italian and English. He is a native San
The big shop windows are decked with
all sorts of beautiful valentines. It looks
as though the old sentimental love of St.
Valentine's dsy is being revived some
what It gives one a tiny twinge of sad
ness to find that the little tnrill is absent
which used to send the quick blood to the
cheeks and make the heart throb aloud
with a secret joy. After all, perhaps the
old custom still carries messages of lova
into dull hearts and fluttering hearts, hap
py homes and sad homes. Let us hope so
anyhow. Trella Foltz Tola.\d.
84 Park Row.
Broken line noveities silk and wool,
new goods, to clear out 85c, worth $1 50
yard. City of Paris. •
General Avery's Experlenc* tVhen 10,
-000 rounds of Dynamite Exploded.
"I suppose that one of the most excit
ing episodes of my lite," remarked Gene
ral Dudley Avery some time since, "was
during a thunderstorm a number of years
ago on Averys Island, when 10,000 pounds
of dynamite exploded. It was a most ex
traordinary happening, and the most re
markable thing of the affair was that I
lived to tell the tale. I was in the vicinity
of the building in which the dynamite
was stored, and when the storm came on
I took shelter under a shed which was
some distance removed from the explo
sive and which was used as a blackamitb
sbop by a man who was employed in this
capacity and who served with me during
the war and at the battle of Shiloh.
"We were chatting together when I felt a
shock, and then to my surprise I saw the
blacksmith going up in the air. I watched
him pass through tie roof of the shed
but the man, who, by the way, was an
mshman, did not seem to getanv further
jrom me. Then I realiztd that I was go
ing up, too. I suppose we must have as
cended for thirty or forty feet, and then
we came down with a rush, reaching the
earth a little disfigured and with lungs in
a state of collapse. When we caught our
breath the Irishman remarked between
his gasps that a little thing like that
couldn't scare us, as we'd both been in
explosions hefore. He was wounded
badly, however, while I escaped with a
few scratches. We found npon coming
?° w " that the ligntning had exploded the
10,000 pounds of dynamite. Where the
storehouse had stood was a hole in the
ground about thirty feet deep, and with a
diameter of fully sixty feet, shaped like
a funnel. Trees in the vicinity were
burned black, and an oak tree, two feet
thick, that had stood twenty feet from the
building, was blown into shreds so fine
that not a vestige could be found. I have
been afraid to go near dynamite ever
since.— New Orleans Times-Democrat."
Didn't Care to Do It.
Western Lanrt Agent— l wish to with
draw my bisr advertisements of city lots
for sale in Riverside Addition.
Newspaper Editor— Eh? What's th«
matter? l>on't you consider my paper a
good advertising medium?
"Oh, yes; the paper ia all right; but I
don't care to attract attention to these lots
tor a while now. We are nearine the sea
son of the year when that land is gener
ally under water."— New York Weekly.
66-1 x. bleached Irish linen damask, our
importation, 75c a yard. City of Paris. »
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