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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, September 02, 1904, Image 8

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Townaend's California Glace fruits to
artistic nr •-etched boxes. 715 Market St.*
Edna .Wallace Hopper ii the New
York World delivers herself of the
following advice to the man who stays
In • town'; during the time his wife • is
away on ' her .vacation :
Don't look too resigned on the day
of" your; T wife's \ departure^— : women
The gratifying success. of our school for truants is attested by the fact
that another teacher will be: added to the staff, already insufficient for the
proper, instruction of the pupils. Principal Richard D. Faulkner reports
«.h?t Ihere has not been one case of truancy-since the novel school was*es
taWwhVd,-though it numbers among its pupils al! the incorrigibles passed
i:non.by the juvenile Court ! Truly, when birds of a feather are herded to
jnelber, in dividual spirit for mischief suffers through lack of applause.
"Oh,, no; but ; she's getting so she
can make .them; look good- enough to
•at."— Philadelphia Public Ledger.' ?
"Your wife - is ¦., improving with her
baking^ isn't she?"
"Oh, yes." . . ¦ - „
"Her cakes and ; pies now are good
enough to eat, eh 7" v ' . • -
sometimes' change their minds.
Don't wear your gladdest rags the
day after. Be moderate. A gradual
change in the style of your : attire is
less noticeable.
Don't at any time affect too jaunty
a manner or too noisy raiment. You
are undoubtedly young and lovely, but
there might be the suspicion of the
would-be "devll-of-a T f ellow", about you.
which the knowing Instantly -ticket as
belonging to the man | left behind.
Beware of the - fascination of the
peek-a-boo* waist— the man* hanging
on the strap may belong to her. "
Don't start in with J 10 dinners the
first week. : ,The summer is long.
" Don't mix your, drinks just because
it's'snmmer. I It's . a ; stomach
that; knows no turning. '
v Don't assume '¦ a virtuous air with
Let all tho*e, therefore, for whom former neglect, a change of residence
r.r otiser circumstances has brought the deprivation of a right to cast a vote
fee to «t that on the books of the Registrar their identity is fully established.
After September 28 the time for repentance only exists.
AVe ruake an appeal for a complete registration in no partisan spirit. It
is tlic dutv of every voter to assert himself at the polls next November, what
ev£r the complexion of his political creed may be. It is a grave mistake for
r.n individual to lie back andiet "the other man" do his voting under the false
conception that one vote more or less will have an unappreciable effect in
the grand count. The exercise of the right of suffrage is no less a duty than
2 priviJcgre. The state rightly demands that every man that claims protection
under it should assert his measure of initiative in the conduct of the gov
OJC September 23 registration for the coming national election will cloj.-.
All who have neglected to secure, their proper entry on the books r»f
the Registrar by that date will be debarred from an exercise of me
'.ighckt right of citizenship and the opportunity to register their will in the
tcrcsT - national ijuestion of a succession to the Presidency will have passed
;:rrmproved- • •
A South Dakota girl. Miss Lucile
"Wilson, who is at present "roughing
it" on her brother's cattle ranch near
Hampshire. WyoT, "has distinguished
herself by running down and captur
ing two antelopes, a feat .which "'even
the most, experienced and reckless
row punchers can rarely perform.' The
baby antelopes, notwithstanding their
tmallness, were remarkably i fleet of
foot, but the horse Miss Wilson was
riding was one of the swiftest in' that
part of Wyoming, and after ah excite
Ing pursuit of nearly four miles one of
the f awns was overtaken/ Miss Wil
son jumped from - her horse, grabbed
the little fellow and tied its feet with
one of the rawhide thongs from the
saddle, then ; hastily^ remounted and
continued her pursuit of , the other one,
which she also succeeded '"in .captur
ing. '
Special Information supplied daily ta
business houses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 230 Cal.
Ofornia street. Telephone Main 10 U, •
Don't forget the box of candy, new
magazines, and, if possible, a trifling
present when you do visit your fam
ily. Your popularity will surprise you.
Don't send a telegram saying that
important business detains you in
town. Your Infant daughter' won't
believe that gas nowadays.
Don't acquire too many roof gar
den, songs. Tour office boy couldn't
teach them all to you.
Better wait till afternoon before
writing your dally^ epistle to your
family— your hand will be steadier.
A little shaking is an obvious thing!
Don't expect much sympathy from
your family when you dilate upon the
horrors of being left In town all
through the hot summer. They know
a thing or two, sometimes.
Don't forget to visit the family the
first Sunday or two. You will enjoy
your week in town better and your
wife's vacation will probably be ex
tended. . "
Don't play poker on the best pol
ished mahogany table. Chipg scratch.
Don't fail to change your address if
your next dcor neighbors are at home.
You will save yourself future trouble
if you do.
your green complexion and «ay you
are sticking too close to your desk
and expect people to believe you.
Don't forget to go to bed. You
m ill look better the next day at the
oIHce. ,
Don't invit<* too many bibulous
friends to the house. They don't im
prove the appearance of things.
Mrs. Elizabeth Geese, who died not
long ago at Lewes, was tne only worn
i an grave digger in England. On the
death of her husband in 1879 she was
appointed to carry on his duties at the
Lewes Cemetery.
A. C. San Rafael, Cal. The general ef
fect of vegetation is to purify the air.
The -leaves of plants and trees Inhale
carbonic acid gas, the poisonous ele
ment of the atmosphere thrown out by
animals in breathing, and gives out'
oxygen, the life-giving element, with
out which animal life cannot exist. The
constant action of the leaves of plants
is one of the natural agencies by which
the proportion of carbonic acid in. the
air is always kept at a minimum. This
element, carbonic acid, without ¦which
plant life could not exist,* is poisono'us
to animal life; not as is usually sup
posed, because It is in Itself a poison,
but because when more than a cer
tain proportion of it Is In the air res
piration becomes impossible. It is not
a poison to the stomach or blood, but
is deadly to the lungs. Yet though it
is true that the general influence of
vegetation is to render the air pure.. It
is also true that house plants should
never be kept in sleeping rooms, nor
indeed In any rooms generally occu
pied, if the matter of ventilation Is
not carefully attended to in them.
Every green leaf on tree or plant sucks
In during the sunshine carbonic acid
gas from the air and breathes out oxyl
gen, but this is only in the day tlmel
During the night this action ceases and
the reverse process goes on. that Is,'
taking oxygen and giving out carbonic
acid gas. Harm done by plants in
houses Is caused, especially when they
are blossoming and at all times at
night. -
SIEGE OF PLEVNA— Subscriber.
City. The losses during the sieg» of
Plevna, Bulgaria, and the battle Im
mediately before the surrender *cf the
city, was: Losses by the Russians, 40.
000. and by the Turk?. 30,000.
When Mrs. E. E. Boyer of Potts
ville. Pa., went to rake the fire in the
kitchen range a few days ago she was
startled by an angry hiss at her fee,t.
Stepping back she narrowly avoided
a large blacksriake which wriggled
across the floor.
Remembering that there wa3 a
fickle in the cellar, she secured it and
attacked the snake. It did not retreat
even after she had made a sweep with
the sharp blade, taking off part of
its tail. The fight continued for sev
eral minutes, until Mrs. Boyer. by a
lucky swing of the sickle cut off. the
reptile's head.
The snake is supposed to have
crawled from a mass of rank vege
tation near the house, through the
open door, and to have coiled itself
beneath the stove.
Miss Mary Reynolds of Sibley, Iowa,
has accepted an offer to go to China
and become tutor to the two grand
nephews of the Empress Dowager.
Her home will be in the .family of a
missionary, but her work will be at
the royal palace.
FJ)f(/1 U//}CC/l<?EJOppEI^
¦ mr R. OSTRANDER, a mountaineer and pioneer, in a recent letter to
/ \S\ e C^Yi, su ?? OTts a position we have often stated and affirmed. He
-iYl t-ys t hat our forests are to be preserved from destructive fire only
by the conservative use of fire to destroy underscrub and duff. We inherited
our forest* from the Indians, who practiced this conservative use of fire, and
hiade the forests like a park, open and free of "copse. The Indian method is
practically followed" by scientific foresters, who in the public forests of Europe
keep the ground clean of dead trees, undergrowth and duff, using fire prop
erly, when necessary, 'for that purpose. . r
Our forests were subject to lire long before they were seen by civilized
man. The Indians evidently sometimes fired when it was too dry or let the
fire set b?yen<i control. In the Mariposa big tree grove is a giant sequoia
•which shows by the flattening of one side extending far. up the column, that
it »vai once wounded by fire, but has completely repaired the injury and cov
ered -it with thick bark. Standing within a few feet of it was a large sugar
yir.c. nhicb was felled in the interest of the sequoia, which it was crowding.
The ring* of the tcgar pine were counted and its age, was found to be 800
j ezre, yet *t had no ms.rk of fire.
. This proved that the great fire which smote the sequoia must have oc
curred before the sugar pine existed, probably a thousand years ago. The
.'iCifloii being non-resinous 2nd hard to kindle, a fire that would have in
:;:etr~ vseh sn injury upon it would have destroyed the pitchy sugar pine had
•it been standing at- the time. But, notwithstanding such ancient fires, our
fr*re5ts were -ixe'il preserved 10 as. and their protection from destructive fires
::•.•>• he sought by conservative firing.
* Thi* year onr mountains have been entirety free from forest fires. The
'reason fr»r this doubtless ;s that the general conflagrations of the last five
.yezn> have cleaned the forest floor of duff and underscrub, at the same time
destroying ratltidas of £ae trees, so -that this year there is but little for fir%
to feed cpoa.
If ike /s*nie' area had "been conservatively cleaned by fires it would be
equally safe sad no trees would have been destroyed.
I care not the breed of this paragon-
Celtic or Dutch, all's the same— . *
I'd be willing to pay for a eaf» nu lait.
Or a chocolate girt that ts game. .
If you have such a lass, send her 'round
on a pass.
FIT try her at least for a week —
What's that that you sing? Oh. well, any
pld thing.
If she's able to ait up and squeak.
— H. W. R-. In Pittsburg Press.
She never must pout, nor at night lata
stay out.
And must not have friends In the
She must do all the work, and nothing
must shirk.
Nor kick If in wage there's a hitch.
She must juggle the food in a manner sot
ruciei - . -• .-.'r.'-z
Must run all the gamut of tastes:
Must boil and must bake from mutton to *
Must b« free from all manner or
wastes. '
She must know all the ways of the jouso
where she stays.
And defer to pet foibles and traits;
She must wear her hair curly, be up late
and early. " .r..
And must never break saucers on
plates. • - .'. :
I want a new girl, a diamond or peari.
- • A first water jewelfor me;
Must be handsome and neat. -good tem
pered and sweet —
Perfection's the thing, you see. /.->
"I object to being called a 'gay Lo
thario,' " said Mr. Bragg. "Of course
I'm not engaged to any particular
girl, but " •;
"Of course you're not," interrupted
Miss Snappe; "if she w'ere particular
you couldn't be."— Pailadelphla Ledger.
An Impossibility.
She— Tes. indeed. Why. she actually
broke her engagement with .a man
worth an even $500,000 and married otw
worth only $450,000.— Chicago Newt.
He — I understand your friend-, Mrs.
Shopperton. is a great bargain hunter.
True to Her Sex.
The gun Pop looked in wasn't loaded.
And yet in Willy's hands exploded:
"What can't be cured .must be * en
Said Willy. "Pop was well insured.' 1
¦:^-U ,-*. ; .;- — Ufe.
The Palo Alto Citizen fcrints the fol
lowing: Davenport, the famous car
toonist, who served for so many years
on the Hearst papers, has finally tired
of the dirtv work that he • was called
upon to perform for his lampooning
master and is now furnisning some of
the best and most humorous cartoons
ever published for the San Francisco
Call and the New York ilalL One of
these is published every day on the edi
torial page of the Call and to be appre
ciated must be seen- That 'one on
Thursday, illustrating Judge Parker's
statement in his speech of acceptance
that he would not accept renomlnation,
was extraordinarily good.
¦ '.. Hllfi speech is a to key note" effort, and we hope that the* pace it fixes
will be kept up by his imitators. ' When that host of Southern orators comes
North to aitack the President and make a personal campaign we hope they
will follow Hill in telling the people that it is dangerous to have a President
who has no strings on him. The Republican National Committee should rec
ogv.izc good service and offer to pay Mr. Hill's campaign expenses. He is
doing good work. ..; ... "•
*T^HERE are two Hills in the campaign against Roosevelt. One is the
•I high financier, the other the low politician. The difference in their alti
*1 rude indicates no difference in their purpose, to wage a personal cam-
a.gamst the President. The politician, the New York Hill, has opened
iis up-State campaign in a speech at a county fair. He argued at length
£&st the President, using as his text this statement: The President,
?r-.ror.gh himself and his late private secretary, manages and directs every
cfetail.of the campaign, while experienced political managers of long service
ia the party, are brushed aside and ignored." Thereupon Mr Hill appears
& attorney for the ignored politicians, and bewails their sad fate at great
• "They probably did not know how badly they are being abused until he
5;atcd their case. He appeals to them to rise, throw off their lethargy and
Kick hi ? h. All this is amusing. It is also distinctly Hilhsh. Little Dave, who
nonage's Parker's campaign, knows how he feels when he is not managing
something in politics, and he i. unable to conceive how a candidate for the
Presidency can get alang without takingorders from somebody else
• His candidate shows no symptoms of independence. He irmtes Sheehan
.rmd Murphy and McCarren to call and see him and tell him what to do. He
even invited the notorious Bill Dcvcry to come into counsel with him, and
Bill went. Then the KeW York World, never accused of beuig ~sty nice
about such things, held up its hands in astonishment and exclaimed, "I his is
the limit." Under Kill's management no -manager" has been too unsavory
for conation by Judge Parker, and HiUis the happiest politician in>ew
.York. The campaign on his side is going to .suit him exactly. The man
rgcrs" are rrnning it, and he is running the managers JUnder his adv.ee
Trdse Parker is piling up obligations to the Murphys, McCarrens and Dev
irys which will have to be redeemed if he reach the White House, and in
Mtutii fonxi Hil! will get a rakeoff from them all.
Z*'O He \« entirely correct in charging that President Roosevelt is independ
ent nf the influences which have already surrounded Judge Parker, and taken
a' mortage rpon his political future. The President has no intermediary be
tween him and his party and the people. He needs no go-between, for his
¦¦"rtaster motive is "-2 square deal."
- The politicians and managers of his party understand perfectly that no
"o-e has a first lien upon him, and that in his regard equal merit has equality,
"J0& more no man can ask. Mr. Hill has quite unintentionally paid to the
President the highest. of compliments. The spirit of the times is against inner
c : rc!cs" executive sessions of managers, and covert promises, which mort
age a victory to a few. The people want to feel that their contact with a
candidate is direct, and that their access to a President is to be the same.
President Roosevelt takes the responsibility of his campaign. He advises
"with 'every member of his party who seeks counsel with him, and holds all
ooors open to the people. If there be in the Republican party men of the
character of. McCarren and Devery, they instinctively avoid him, for *e is
ttW a nan with whom they can do business. This marks the capital difference
between President Roosevelt and Judge Parker. The Judge is a man of
good character, but is in bondage to the idea of politics with which Hill has
I'oiiS inoculated New York. He gives himself up to the/'managers," and if
'•accident should make him President he would spend a wretched four years
in frying to satisfy the Murphys and Deverys, who are standing guard around
Jinn urder the captaincy of Hill. . ii; .
'¦¦ It must be said for Hill, however, that the rule he applies to the President
lie applied also to his own party, to its disruption. In 1892 Mr. Cleveland was
.nominated against Tammany and Hill's "snap convention," and he carried
.S'ew York without shaking hands with Bill Devcry or giving Dick Croker
the freedom of his sideboard. For this Hill and the managers never forgave
him. Hill seems to have made up his mind that such a thing shall not hap
pen agaiu. So he has found a candidate, filed a chattel mortgage on him, and
goes forth to tell the people that President Roosevelt is a dangerous man^ be
cause'no one has a lien upon him and none can get a chattel mortgage on
A Tyrolese clockmaker recently in
vented and patented a unique alarm
clock. It is simply a new and original
application of the alarm to the clocks
made in the Black Forest, possessing a'
certain peculiarity which he designates
the Alpine Waker.
.Whenever in the solitudes of the high
pastures the cowherds of the Tyrol
and Switzerland desire to .com i.un'cate
with one another over distances too
far for the voice to carry they maks
use of a sort of wooden drum, upon
which they strike with a wooden ham
mer., thus producing a sound which is
distinctly audible over a long distance.
This custom is the father of the idea.
Just above the dial on the clock will
be found a wooden hammer.- which,
actuated by the alarm movement, beats
upon a thin board, raised an inch from
the face of the clock, as upon a drum,
producing a sound of remarkable .in
tensity, more thrilling indeed than that
of the ordinary metal bell. . . * ;
After His Telegram and After His Speech.
; ; , — ; '
JOHN D. SPRECKELS.....1 Proprietor
JOIiy McXAUGHT • • » nJ^^T-L

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