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. The San Francisco News'Letter has a great
faculty for picking : good stories about promi nent | people. This ' Is | exemplified in to-day's issue, which has original , gossip ¦ about the Prince of Siam, Ople Read, Mary MacLane any many others. . v lt also has an expose of the hideous cruelties produced by the Hindoo cir cus, managers upon their animals. 'There is an entertaining article about the new Italian the ater opened here, and an amusing little sketch, ._ A , r Thanksgiving Aftermath.". The .. weekly sermon has good hits In It.- In addition to all this, the News l>tter has Its regular finan cial, Insurance, automobile; dramatic and lit erary departments. Society doings and gos sip are fully reported. ' % To-Day's News Letter. transport service, j In accordance with the assurances given the- committee at that time by the ¦ President ] the Pacific Mall Company r established a direct line be tween, this, city and the Philippine Isl ands."/ /¦¦ ¦ / ' •' ¦ , '..¦..:¦¦'¦. The following dispatch was sent to President Harriman of the Southern Pa cific Company:.' ¦.:.¦¦ - , i ¦>, ; - - ¦ • ' ' SAN FRANCISCO^ Dec. 6, 1902. " E.'H. Harriman, President Southern Pacific Company, 120 Broadway, New York City : We are advi6ed that unless you give assurance to the Secretary of War before Wednesday that you Will bid for Government 'transportation to Manila th/s business will be taken from San Francisco. - Merchants here are powerless. -AH depends upon your action.; Answer. ¦ - . ; '_ GEORGE A. NEWHAUV . - " .- President ¦ Chamber of • Commerce. ; •'¦-¦- A. SBARBARO, . : President Manufacturers' and - Producers' As 1 cociatlon. ' ..; . . ¦ . - ureg to secure the contract for "a steam ship line going out frofai this city. A com mittee consisting of -George W. McNear, George A. Newhall and Andrew Carrigan was appointed to proceed to v Washington to lay the. matter before ; President Mc- Kinley. .'The proposition was that, a di rect steamship line from" this "city should run to the Philippines. There was .not enough traffic at; that time to support a line and ' the committee was to petition the President to allow, the new line to transport a portion of, the. army/ supplies and troops. The . President could give the committee no definite promises, but he did give them encouraging • assurances that the' new enterprise would be assist ed in every , way. We . expected that . the line would be given the contract for car rying the troops and army supplies when the Government would discontinue 6 Its of the transportation - of the army pas sengers and freight to the Philippines. The board of directors of the Merchants- Association held a meeting yesterday afternoon to consider- what measures would be best to adopt. It was decided to communicate by telegraph with President Harriman of the Southern Pacific and with President Ripley of the Santa Pe. The directors further decided to seek the. co-operation of all the commercial bodies of this city. . In the meanwhile the other commercial bodles are not idle. The Manufacturers' and Producers' Association has decided to act in conjunction with j the Chamber of Commerce. William. .M. : Bunker, who is the representative of the Chamber; of Commerce in Washington, telegraphed to George A. Newhall yesterday that Sec retary Root would render his decision on Wednesday. The telegram is as follows: Georga A. Newhall, President of Chamber of Commerce, . San .Francisco: Secretary of War Root. returns from New .York on Tuesday. On Wednesday he will decide to accept or re ject the Boston bid /or transport .- service; Probably If he has assurance that San Fran cisco will. bid. he will , readvertlse. % See Per kins' dispatch to Goodall. - ' . , . • WILLIAM M. BUNKER. The" telegram which .. Senator . Perkins sent to Captain Goodall is as follows: ..' WASHINGTON,"' Dec. 4, 1902.' Messrs. Goodall, Perkins & Co., 22 California street, San Francisco, Cal. : Secretary of War will decide Wednesday relative to pending bids for transportation of troops and - supplies be tween Puget Sound and the Philippine Islands. Transport will not be sold, but anchored at Bcnicia. Possibly the - Secretary -of War -can be Induced to readvertlse, providing assurance. Is given that the San Francisco / steamship lines will bid. The mail subsidy, ; transporta-' tion of marine hospital supplies ¦ and outside freight will amount In . value to nearly as much as the Government' contract. " The con tract can only be let to the close' of the pres ent fiscal' year, '•• but ¦ will - then b« - relet ¦ for another .year. ' ;.= "GEORGE C. PERKINS. • MERCHANTS INTERESTED. '?*. R. P^ Jennings of the .California' Promo tion Committee '! declared . yesterday ¦' that the that, the merchants of thjs city, are not awake to the interests ; of San Francisco is a mlsake. He said they were and . have been doing all in , their power to obtain the benefits of the trans port service .for this - city. . :. He • said : ) •- • . - ¦ "About a year ago j we | recognized that the day | would come' when /-the" Govern ment transports would j be* laid aside : and the trcops and supplies carried iby. private contract. At that time ¦' we took - meas- Continued From Page 3, Column 5. Dr. Goebel of Stanford TTniversity Delivers an_Interesting . . . Address. Dr. Julius Goebel of Stanford University delivered an Interesting lecture on • "The Story of the. Germans in America.*: in the parlors of the Young Men's Christian As sociation last evening. It was' the second lecture of a series being delivered by the eminent scholar. He told. of the Pala tinates who came to the United States in 1709 and settled. on the Hudson and in the Mohawk Valley. He told how 14,000 of these people had left Germany because of political and sect differences and settled in England. Ireland, North Carolina and SE&%£S H i e d T elt at lengt * on th « valor of the immigrants, who he said rendered splendid services for the Ameri can side in .the Revolutionary war Ha said the descendants of these people had been governors and senators and had rep resented the country in its many branches. Dr. Goebel's next lecture-will be deliv ei^ d i ) . n Frlda y evening, December 19. Ho will discuss the intellectual and social life of the Germans and their literature Declined to Tell Who Hit Him A garbage teamster named F. Gully, re siding at 2400 Howard street, appeared at the Emergency Hospital yesterday to have a six-inch scalp wound on his head dressed. In explanation to Dr. Murphy who stitched the gash, he stated that he received the injury at the. north end of Montgomery avenue while dumping gar bage on a vacant lot. * He refused to tell 3!f^ aS^v e^ lm ' A "er getting the wdund, stitched. he mounted his cart and drove-away. - t -..,,,.. .* M The musical section of the California Club, of which Mme. Emilia Tojettl is chairman, gave an afternoon .. on VFolk Song" on Thursday before a large and appreciative audience. Mrs. James C. Crawford read an j Interesting j paper i on "Chanson de Geste'.' (Song of Action), and Mrs. Charles Warren read a paper on "Troubadours." Mme. Tojetti com- • The regular meeting of the Irving Club at Utopia Hall , Thursday afternoon was well attended. After a business meeting 8n interesting programme was, rendered. Mrs. L. R. Tuttle,,the preslednt, presid ed. The afternoon closed with' an infor mal reception, during which refreshments were served. . , . . An . enjoyable reception "will be" tendered to the friends : of the Buford Kindergar ten'this afternoon by Captain M. R. Mac kenzie and the officers of the United States cruiser New York, flagship Pa cific squadron. The 6teamer Caroline wUl leave Jackson-street wharf at 2 p/m. and 3:30 p. m., returning at 6 p. m. Tickets are 60 cents and the 'proceeds will go to aid the Buford Kindergarten of this city. Mrs. Thomas B. Darragh, Mrs. Charles Ly man Bent, Mrs. Alexander R. "Baldwin, Mrs. Frank W. Griffln, Mrs. Alexander D. Keyes, Mrs. Henry C. Breeden, Mrs. Horace D. Pills bury, Mrs. Willard N. Drown, Mrs. Worthing ton Ames, Mrs. -Martin Lake Crimmins,- Mrs. Sherrteld Sanborn, Miss Olive Holbrook, Mias Charlotte EUlnwood, Miss Ethel Keeney, Miss Ethel Cooper, Miss Juliet Garber, Miss Agnes Duff, Miss Elizabeth Ames, Miss Margaret Mee, Miss Lucie King, Miss Lurline, Spreckels, Miss ' : Susie Blandlng j and Miss • Palmer. Miss Bernie Drown \ was J hostess at a tea on Thursday .afternoon, complimen tary to Miss Taylor. Among those pres ent were: ' , cey Winslow, Mr. end Mrs. James Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Kane, Mr. and Mrs. Bayne, Mr. .and Mrs. -Cyrus .Walker, Dr. and Mrs.-Foute, Mrs. ; Cutter. : Mr. and e Mrs. | James ' v Carolan. Judge and Mr>. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Preston, Mrt-- and' Mrsf' George 'Sperry, "Dr. and Mrs: Middleton;' Mr«.' George 'Gibber, Mr. ;and Mrs. L W. .Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Huntlngton. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. William Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Mr. iand Mrs. , William ; Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Charles. Josselyn, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hill, Mrs. Eleanor Martin, Mr.- and Mrs. Theodore. Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sullivan; Mrs. Monroe Salisbury,, Mrs. Hatch from Honolulu, Mrs. Joseph Quay, Mrs. Claude Hamilton. t > Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Murphy gave a large card party at their: residence, 2900 Pacific' avenue, Thursday evening. The rooms were prettily decorated and cordial hospitality . was extended to the guests, fifty-six in number. The ladles arrived at 7:30 and played euchre until 11, when the gentlemen arrived and supper was served. Those present were: Mrs. Ryland Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Chaun- ' Mr. ana Mrs. Homer King gave a dinner complimentary to. Miss : Helen Dean last evening before the Greenway . assembly. The guests were Miss Dean, Miss Mary Louise Parrott, Miss Gertrude Josselyn, Mies Olive Holbrook, Miss Grace Spreck els,. Miss Hazel King,. Miss Genevieve King, Joe Rosborough, Joe Tobin, Athole McBean, Percy King, Knox Maddox, Allen Wright, Mr.- and Mrs.- King. V Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained a num ber of friends at dinner last evening be fore the dance. Among those present were: Mrs. Salisbury, Miss Adah Howell, Miss Bessie Center, Harry Scott and Cap tain Howard. - - . >•'-¦ , Dinners preceding the dance were also given by Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope, Mr. and Mrs. William Bourn and Mr. and Mrs. Downey Harvey, Mrs. Louis Parrott and. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight. " ' ;.• Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Taylor. H. B. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. W. ,H.' Taylor Jr., Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tallant, Mr. and Mrs. C. August Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Tevls, Dr. Henry L. Teris, Captain Edward W. Terry, W. W. Thurston, Mr. .and Mrs Joseph S. Tobin, Ed ward Tobin J. O. Tobin, Miss Mabelle Toy, Mrs. Annie Tallant Tubbs. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Tubbs. : • Carey Van Fleet. Judge and Mrs. Van Fleet, H. P. Veeder. Mrs. A. H. Vobrhies. Miss Marie Voorhies. Mrs. Cyrus Walker, * Miss- Helen Wagner, George H. Whipple. ; Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey R. Winslow, E. A. Wlltsee. Alfred K. Wilcox,' J. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Russet J. Wilson, Miss Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Woods. Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Zeile, Dr. Eugene Zelle, John Zeile. .- __•..... -... B. Sanborn/ Miss Laure Sanborn. Mr.' and Mrs.- Henry T. Scott, Prescott Scott, Harry Scott, Mr., and Mrs.E. G. Schmledell. Dennis Searleo. Dr.- and- Mrs. Grant Self ridge, ' Mrs/' A.- M. Simpson, Miss Edith Simpson, Grey Skipworthy, B. ..G. . Somers, Mr., and Mrs.: Rudolph Spreckels, Mr. and Mrs.' John D. Spreckels; John' D. Spreckels Jr., Miss Grace Spreckels, Miss Llllle Spreckels, Miss Elile Sperry, Mrs. C. August Spreckels. Miss Lurline Spreckels. M. D. Spen cer, Harry N. Stetson, Lieutenant George W. Stuart. ¦ . Mrs. II. B. Havens was Thursday even ing the, recipient of a prettily arranged dinner party. The affair took place at the University Club and was given by her sister," Mrs. "C. H. Shiels, in honor of Mrs. 'Havens' approaching marriage to Charles G. HIckox. Mr. HIckox is well known in Eastern financial circles, and Is closely associated with Cleveland's busi ness world. Mrs. Shiel's guests were Mrs. H. B. Havens, Mrs. E. K. John stone, Mrs. J. Wilson Shiels. Miss Mari etta; Havens, Miss Daly, C. G. Hickox. E. Peterson, W. Shiels; Dr. E.K. John stone; Dr. J. Wilson Shiels and C. H. Shiels. • £JV&y . i • Mr. and Mrs. Evelyn Lewys gave a re ception Saturday evening at their resi dence, 1712 Bush street, In honor of Mrs. Walter Raymond and Miss Clara Lewys of j Boston, who .are spending "the winter at the Raymond in . Pasadena. . About fifty • guests were present. A musical programme was given by Mme. Abbie Carrington Evelyn Lewys), Emlyn Lewys, Miss , Carrinfeton. Miss Lewys, Cecil Smith and, Mrs. Raymond. Among those present were Countess Ingargiola, Colonel Barry, Slgnor Giuseppe • Buzzoni, Mrs. W. H. Byington, Miss Byington, Mrs. William Gleason, .. Mrs. Fassett, Miss Gleason, Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. J. Home Frltch, Dr. and Mrs. Le Fevre, Dr. "and Mrs. S. F. Long and sons, Mrs. Elizabeth Peltrit, Miss Peltrit and Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Burk. • . • • , The -local Council of "Women hav« held a number of interesting meetings of late, but none of more practical value than the ono to.be held this afternoon at Century Hall at 2:3Q. Among the speakers on that occasion will be Chaplain A. Drahms of San Quentin, who will talk of "American Prison Reforms," and Professor Burk, who will give an address on "Public School Service."- Both men know their subjects thoroughly and both are men who always delight their audiences. A short business meeting will come before, and it is expected -that most Important business will be presented by Mrs. Swift, the president. The public as well as all affiliated clubs are most cordially invited lo the meeting and to take part In the discussions. : . • ; •. • * ' - • pleted the - programme by - rendering i few rare songs . of the troubadours . and minnesingers and folk songs of a later period. She was accompanied by Profes sor Martinez. Mme. Tojettl's voice, well known to music lovers, Is a clear dra matic soprano, rich with feeling.' Her se lections yesterday were a musical treat. An ' informal reception closed the after noon.. : - . . - ¦¦ . * • . • ¦ Miss Jennie de la Montanya and Judge N. A. Dorn of Monterey County will be united in marriage on December 11. The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride. 1524 Taylor street. The wed ding will be a : quiet one. only the Im mediate friends of both parties being present. Miss de la Montanya Is a daugh ter of the late- Jamea oe la Montanya. She has • been abroad for the last six years. She was educated at Clarke's Academy, this city, and subsequently went to New York, where she attended Reed's School. Judge Dorn has presided over the Superior Court of Monterey County for many years. He is a brother of Attorney D. S. Dorn of this city. GERMAUS IN AMERICA , THEME OF HIS UECCT7RE Eleanor Warner, Georgie Spleker. -the Misses Taylor, Anita Meyer, EUa Morgan. Mies Campbell, Miss Rawles. Miss Fitch, Marie Wilson. Ruth Gcdney. Alice Christeson, Ber nie Drown; Edna Middleton, Mayllta Pease, Jessie Fillmore, Mabel Gunn, Florence Bailey. Hallie Moulton. Emily Fish, Florence Starr. Marjorle Gunn, Grace Holt, Helen Davis, Edith Butler, Bertie Bruce, Jeanette Deal Edith Bull, the Misses Dorr, Helen Wright. Amy Gunn, the Misses Everson, Mrs. James Bishop. Mrs. Charles Farrell. Mrs. Alex Baldwin. Mrs. Fond, Mrs." Grayson Dutton, Mrs. Charles Dunphy, Mrs. Breeden, Mrs. Lewis .-Mrs. Bam Buckbee. Miss Gallatln and Miss Cole. . ' . ¦ This is the day of the charity tea to be given at the beautiful home of Mrs. W. J. Gunn at Green and Devisadero streets. Elaborate preparations have been made and the public will b« well entertained between the hours of 2 and 6 o'clock and 8 and 12. Those who will assist Miss Amy Gunn in receiving are: Mr. and Mrs., Paul Robert Oppenhelm of London, England, are visiting with, Mrs. Openhelm's ' parents, . Mr. and Mrs. G.- Jewell, at 601 Broderick street. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raoul-Duval ar rived here yesterday and are at the Pal ace. I Mrs; Raoul-Duval ¦', was : f drmerly Miss Beatrice Tobin and with her hus band now divides most of her - time be tween Paris and Leicester, England, where they have a country place. All the Tobins were down" at the Palace yester day and gave their relatives a cordial greeting. . They will . spend several of the winter months In California and are sure to be. prominent at all the smart hops. . Many will remember the good work and artistic display .> of . the Dresden- Ceramic Club last year. - The ladies ; of that club "will hold their annual exhibit, being their seventh exhibition and sale of china paintings, at . the California Hotel, on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, December 10, a^id Thursday, Defcember 11, from 10 a. m. until 10 p. m. "JIM" HILL'S BIG ADVANTAGE OVER RIVALS Mrs. Homer S. King, Miss King, MIes Hazel King, Frank B. King Percy L. King, Miss Lucie Kins:. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight, C Frederick Kohl. ; Galllard Thomas Lapsley, Milton S. Latham, John Lawson, Miss Pearl Landers, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lent, John M. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lent, Lieutenant R. F. Lopez, Norman B. Llvermore, Mies Livermore. ' Miss Mallliard, Miss Rena Mailliard, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Martin, Knox Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Martin,- Mrs. Eleanor Martin, George F. Marye, Miss Sallie May nard,' Charles B. Marks, Athole McBean, ! Mr and Mrs. Edward J. McCutchen. Mr. and Mrs. . Charles K. Mclntosh, Mr. and Mrs. Latham . McMullln. S. B. McNear, Mr. and Mrs. Frefl W. McNear. Edwin Mc- Afee. J. C. McKinstry. Miss McKlnstry, Miss M. , Frances McKlnstry, Dr. and Mrs. W. F. McNutt Jr.. Miss Mc- Nutt. Mis« McNear, William Laughlln McLalne. John Hubert Mee. Margaret I. Mee Mr.- and Mrs. George H. Mendell, Miss Mills' Edgar D. Mtzner, Mr. and . Mrs. H. M, A* Miller, Miss Elizabeth Mills, Mr. and Mrs J. J. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Murphy Eugene B. Murphy, Lieutenant John B Murphy./ George A. Newhall, W. Mayo Newhall. Miss Virginia Kokes. Mr. and. Mrs. James Otis, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Frank Li. Owen. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Page, William - D. Page. Edgar D. Peixotto, Roy M. Pike Mr and Mrs. Ira Pierce,. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Pills bury, J. H. Polbemus, Prince and Princess Poniatoweki, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope Mrs. Ashton Potter, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Pome roy. Henry W. Pbett. . ¦ • O. L. Rathbone, James W. Reid, F. Rels C. C. V. Reeve, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Rlley. Miss Rithet, Gaston E. Roussy, Miss Elena Robinson. Mrs. J. A. Robinson. John A Sanborn, Mrs. Monroe Salisbury, . W. Mrs. Charles Josselyn, Miss Mary Josselyn, Miss Gertrudo Josselyn, Captain J". E. Johnston. Miss Virginia JolllSe, Miss Ger trude- Jolliffe. Albert Hanfprd, Miss Alice Hager, Ralph W. Hart, Lieutenant W. G. Haan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Downey Harvey, Miss Frances L, Harris, Miss Mary A. Harrington, Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, Mr. and Mrs. William F Herrln. Miss Katherlne ' Herrin, Charles W. Howard,' Jr. J. R. Howell, Henry M. Hol brook. Miss Holbrook. E. W. Hopkins, Miss Julia Tyler Howell, Miss Adah Delphlne How ell, Lieutenant H. S. Howland, Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard V. Huntlngton, Miss Edith M. Hunt lneton. Mlas Florence Ives. ¦ . , George R. Field, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Folger. Mr. and - Mrs. J. H. FolHs, C. G. FoUls. Mr. and Mi^. T. Cary Friedlander, Christian Ftoclich, Mrs. F.- A. Frank. ' . - v ' Mrs. George W. Gibbs, Frank A Glass, U. S. N., W. F. Goad, Captain T. A. Good in. Robert P. Greer, F. A. Greenwood. Frank J. Grace, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Grant, J. B. Grimwood, Miss Emma P. Grimwood, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffin. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan, Mr.- and Mrs., Maurice Casey, MIes Linda Cadwalader, Mies Genevieve Carolan, Miss Elizabeth M. Center, Miss Ellen H. Chabot, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Chenery, Miss Church, Mr. and Mrs.^ Horace B. Chase. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Clark, Captain H. E. Cloke, A. B. Costlgan, Du Pont Coleman, Angelo Conte, Ethel Cooper. F, H."- Coon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Coleman, Mr.' and Mrs. William B. Collier, Miss Sara B. Collier, Miss L. L. Collier, William B. Collier Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Crocker, Wa'lace M. Craigle, U. 6. A.; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lake Crimmins. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. dishing:. Miss Edith Currejr. . Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Dean. Miss Dean, Mr. and Mrs. de la Tour, Miss de Young, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Dlmonfl, Miss *Katherine Dillon, Miss Bernie R. Drown, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Drysdale, Mr. and' Mrs. F.' G. Drum, Miss Sara Drum, R. McKee Duperu, H. S. Dutton. • • ' • -. . • John Shephard Sells, Miss Gertrude Bells, R. M. Eyre. v Mr. and Mrs. Perry P.- Eyre. Mr and Mrs. E.' I* Eyre. ~ i ' - --¦ John Rush B&ird, Mr. and Mrs. Wakefleld Baker. Philip., 8. Baker, F. R. B. Balfour, Miss Florence Bailey, Captain L. H. Bach, Everett N. Bee, Thomas C. Berry, W. F. Berry, Gordon Blandlng, Miss Ella Bender, Miss Leontlne B. Blakeman. Leon Bocqutraz, Miss : Sophia r Borel. Miss Alice Borel, Miss Bourn, Mr. and Mrs. George Davis Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. ¦ W. B. Bourn, Mr. and Mrs. Bpencer C. Buckbee, Dr. and Mrs. Philip King Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Buckbee'. Miss Agnes Buckley, Miss Grace A. Buckley, James W. Byrne. • M. Greenway, : . who has the management of- the ' - club, spared no efforts in making a success of the af fair and was congratulated on all sides upon the delightful effects obtained. 1 . The artistic decorations were carried- out chiefly in pink andwhite, with a profusion of foliage. Pink bunting was festooned about the balcony with bunches of ferns, and formed the centerpiece. Pink Japa nese lanterns were suspended at intervals from the ceiling with clusters of leaves. The- stage was banked in with giant paints, ferns "fend pink and white chry santhemums. The supper room was deco rated in yellow and blue. Interspersed with ferns. Round tables were, provided for the guests, seating from four to twen ty each. The hall was neatly canvased for dancing and the music was excellent, two good orchestras being In attendance. A number of 'debutantes were among the guests, but the married folk made up the greater number. Many beautiful and costly gowns were' worn and the scene was a charming one. At midnight supper was served, after which dancing was re sumed until 3 o'clock, when' the guests de parted with reluctance, particularly the younger ones. The Invited guests were: Mies Elizabeth Allen, Miss Ruth Allen, Miss Elizabeth G. Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Worthlngtou Ames. TWO hundred ftnfl seventy-five • guests attended the first assem • bly this season of the Old Fri day Night .Club at Native Sons 1 Hall last . evening. .Edward pasf)ionable Set Passes Merry V Native Sons' Hall Scene of day BRILLIANTLY ENVIRONED THE OLD FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB HOLDS ITS FIRST ASSEMBLY OF THE SEASON NEW YORK, Dec. 5.— A heavy wind storm.' accompanied by rain and later by snow, New York to-day and for a time seriously interfered with all rail- . road and ! steamship traffic, as well aa with business in general. Surface car lines, the elevated railroad and all ferry- -¦ boats were compelled to abandon their schedules and run as beat they could. Part of the Third avenue elevated Una was tied up completely. The tfe-up was so severe that even the Stock Exchange began the day. with an extremely small attendance. ' " Toward noon the snow ceased to fall. ! but the wind continued high and it be- * came much colder." The maximum ve locity of the wind was forty-eight miles \ an hour. Telegraph service was much hampered by the storm. Both the West ern Union and Postal companies reported, that their systems had been shaken up. The worst conditions for the telegraph! companies were in New England and la the Hudson Valley, although business to i the south was somewhat delayed. Dispatches from up the State showed... that the storm was severe in the country, districts and that the snowfall in the in*. terior was much heavier than In this city. During, the storm to-day several barges that were being towed up the river broka . adrift near Yonkers and one of them sank. Three' brothers were on the barge , that. sank. One was drowned and th<s other two. were found on the beach in aa - unconscious condition. BOSTON, Dec. 5.— After an unusually long period of mild weather a storm from the gulf brought winter to New Englaa J to-day with great suddenness and for th«. first time fhis season covered the entire ¦ region with snow- to the depth of eight a inches.' The storm was severe in South-, western New. England, where there was much wire prostration and delay in rail road traffic. New England received th« full benefit of a northeast gale, which in some places attained a velocity of forty* miles an hour/ The only shipwreck re- . ported was that of a schooner which ran on Dog Bar breakwater In Gloucester: harbor. No lives were lost. A fishing vessel from Boston, the James j R. Clark, ran In the breaxers off Man chester,. Mass., this afternoon, but she la expected to be pulled out of danger.; Seven of the twelve men on board landed in safety. A bad railroad wreck due to the storm occurred at South Ashburnham, In which one brakeman was killed and another fatally injured. ' . PHILADELPHIA, Dec 5.— The snowy and ¦ wind storm which swept over tha eastern part of Pennsylvania during tha morning abated late this afternoon. Tha_ fan of . snow in this city and surround ing j country amounted to about four inches, but the greatest damage was dona by the high wind (i which at 11 o'clock at tained a velocity, of ,flfty-four_mile3 .*»« hour. Telegraph communication between this city "and Pittsburg was practically ¦» paralyzed ¦. and suburban street car and railroad traffic was badly crippled. During the height of the storm Georga ¦ Cheyerton. drove an express wagon into , a trolley ' car and was instantly killed . and two persona received fractured limbs .. by the collision of two trolley cars In West Philadelphia. In the anthracite coal.. region the fall of snow amounted to eight Inches, but mining operations were not' seriously interfered with. - Business Interrupted by : Rain and Snow. FURIOUS STORM GRIPS GOTHAM JHE SAN FBAJI CISCO CALrli,; SATUEDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1S02. A bill to pay Smithmeyer & Pels, archi tects on the Congressional Library, $50,000 additional compensation, was defeated. A bill was passed authorizing the following persons to accept presents and decora tions from foreign governments: Captain B. H. McCaila, U. S. N.; Doc tors Eugene Wasdin and H. D. Ged filngs. U. S. M. C; Henry E. Alford, W. A. Taylor, H. W. Wiley, M. A. Carleton and John I. Shulte of the Department of Agriculture; John A» Okerman of the Mississippi River Commission; Casper S. Crowninshield, United States Commercial Agent; Miss Anna Tolman Smith and Lieutenant Colonel F, H. Phipps. At 4:05 p. m, the House adjourned untilj to-morrow. 1 WASHINGTON. Dec 5.-The House de voted to-day to bills on the private cal endar. The most important bill passed fcras one to adjudicate in the Court of Claims the claims- of certain importers of steel blooms, who between 1679 and 1882 paid customs duties equivalent to .45 per cent ad. valorem, when it is claimed the correct rate should have been 50 per cent. About 5350,000 is Involved. House Authorizes Citi zens to Receive For eign Honors. AMERICANS MAY BE DECORATED , Chief Wittnian' received a , letter' yester day. frpmi Mrsr ; S. ; O. ;McCalla, "¦"' Gqode ncugh 3 building:, i Portland, 'askingr for In formation of her husband. , She last heard of | him | on November 28 and ¦ at that ' time he was stopping/at the Royal House on .Ellis : .' street. He : Is- ar? canvasser for a dressmaking: system. Lost Track of. Her. Husband. 4 SOME OF THOSE PRESENT AT THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESENT SEASON GIVEN BY, THE OLD' FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB, WHICH WAS HELD LAST EVENING IN NATIVE SONS' HALL. . ' - '. FREE TO THE DAILY CALL ; -.:•;•¦ '•¦¦•..-.. READERS. > The Newest Fad. Quite the Rage. "CARTOONS IN COLOR" By, Oecar Holllday Banghart, the re- nowned young New York artist. Free to Call Readers. '¦'¦¦ One Each Week. - ¦ Collect v the Series ; of Twelve Beautiful . Cas*totn» : : ,vr ¦¦¦ ; ..^>':; ! '.;Mn •- Colors. -:-- : Vv'-C v ' GRAIN COFFEE In comparing Grain-O and coffee . : remember that while the taste is * the same Grain-O gives health and- ' strength while coffee shatters the nervous system and breeds disease of the digestive organs., Thinking . ' people prefer Grain-O and its ben- •efits.'- , ' •¦¦¦ • '¦"'¦- . V -V THY IT TO-DAY.; Atgrocen everywhere ; 18c and 85c. per package. v SPECIAL BARGAINS Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. PHONE SOUTH 292. HO BRANCH 3T0ES3. Granulated Sugar 21 II33, $1.00 . Sugar advanced 40 points, will go higher. I Table Fruits :. .....32^ Hoaas, 60o Extra quality In heavy syrup, Peachaa. Pears. Apricots. Damsons; regular 25a can. ' \ Coiktails. test qualiiy quart bottle, 90a Vermouth. Whiskey, Martini, Manhattaa gin; regular \\ 15. Santa Clara Prunes . ¦' 5 lbs, 25a Large size: rerular 3 lbs 23c. Olio D. Oliva (D. Lnooa)...>2 gal caa, $1 25 Finest Imported Olive Oil for medicinal use; from Toscana. Italy; regular SI 75; „- limit 1 can.' • ¦> • Point Reyes Creamery square, i7'A* As good as you pay elsewhere 60c; chotcs - Firkin Butter, 27^e lb. Finest Creamery, Our Special..., squire, 55a Cream of cream; regular 65c Santa Bpsa Ranch Eggs —". ...... dozaa, 30« ; Mission Eggs 45c; regular 40c and 50c. Sweet Wines, vintage 1895 . ¦ quart bot, 25o Extra special ; take advantage; 8 bot t lea, $1 00; . Port. Sherry. Angelica, Tokay, Muscfjiel: regular 40c and 50c bottle; ¦ gallon 75c. regular SI 00. Gbirardelli' s Cocoa .......... yi lb ean, 20a ', Regular 23c. English Chow and Helisb, .... .large bot, 25o A delicious pic We relish: Glllard's, Import* ! ed from London; regular 50c; limit 1 bot- 41e. Peas, Palase Brand, Petit Pois -.2 lb can, 2Co Finest quality, regular 25c can. Macaroni, Spaghetti box, 20s - Vermicelli, regular 25c Perfect Blsaebing Soap. ....... 7 cakes, 25o King of All Soaps. It will wash equally • in hard and soft or alkali water? regular 6 for 23c. Jamaica Bum, London Duck — quart bot, 7oo Unequaled for purity. Regular $1. Knickerbocker Bear pia.a, 1 dona, $1.00 Bartholomew Brewing Cow, Rochester. N. . T.; regular fl 60 dozen. Raisins, Clewed Currants... . 3 packages, Zoo - Seeded, currants seedless; a bargain; regu- lar 15c package. Rock and Bye Crystallized ... . quart bot, 50a ; Cures a cold; regular 75c B&rataria Shrimps ean, lOo Extra Quality, for salads; regular 43c Andrew Usle: Scotch. : . . .quart bottle, $100 - Old Vailed Glenllvet Whiskey — Imported - from Edinburgh — regular $1 23. Japan Head Eioe ......... .....: 4 lbs, 25a Extra choice, regular 3 lbs 25c. -; . Monogram 0. P. S. Whiskey. ..quart bot, 85a Ttn .years old. regular SI 15; gallon S3 80, regular $3 60. Potatoes Salina3 Burbank ..box. 90o " Carefully selected; regular $1 05. Stryker's Kitaien Soap ... ... ..7 ca\a3/ 2^ \ Best of Sand Soaps; regular 5c cake. '•••YiT-* Bromaugelon Dessert Jelly. . . '.paskage, ICo Six different flavors;' regular 13c Maine Sugar Corn «2 cans, 25a . Epicurean Brand; regular 15c can. * M1LES OPP. SEVENTH. ADVEBTISEMZJffTS. UNITED STATES LAUNDRY Office 1OO4 Market Street. Kear Powell. ' V Is not much the question In our Work- It's th« question of how many • satisfied customers we can gain and hold. Ninety-nine per cent of those that come to us stay because our work is right and deliveries prompt. -. No saw edges. A BIG PROFIT OR A SMALL PROFIT BEGINNING SUNDAY, DEC. 7. A Real *:¦ PIANO J: I SALE ;! Jr ' " If you want a piano - ft you will do well to take JL advantage of this I PIANO SALE. 5 It's an unusual oppor- I tunity. Our store was f . leased to another houie, . f and we had the a Item a- * tive of either storing; our I stock of instruments or \ of selling, them. We de- , t dded to sell* Thus we I offer you the I GREATEST PIANO I OPPORTUNITY ft that San Francisco has I ever known, because our f instruments are all of m high quality. The won- I derf ul toned WEBER is I included in this sale* 1 Also all our MUSICAL I MERCHANDISE. f Don't put' it off, but w ccme and investigate I this sale. It will pay I BUY NOW | if you have the least intention of ever owning : a piano. You may buy for cash or on easy terms. - OPEN EVENINGS. ClarXWmiiCo. I ffeb&r JZgency |<or. CearySt^a 'Grant Ave.