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When John Weakley, a farmer, took
the train at North Vineland. N. J., the
While drinking beer a coachman
named Fisher, employed by Compton
Rickett, M. P., swallowed a wasp and
died as the result of being stung in
the throat. .-.-. ,
other day he forgot a package and left
It lying on the platform- When he re
turned at night he found his dog
guarding it. The animal had kept vigil
ell day and late into the night and no
one dared to molest the goods.
Tight lacing during excessive heat
For the first time since It was erect
ed, thirty-eight years ago, the Union
Church at Big Cranberry Island. Me..
was the scene of a wedding recently.
And even then the contracting young
people were from Massachusetts,
though the Island was the girlhood
home of the bride.
accelerated brain paralysis and caused
the death of a young woman, Jane
Anderson, aged 22, of Liverpool. She
was out walking with her sweetheart
when she suddenly became ill, suffered
excruciating pain in the head and fell
down unconscious- She died a few
hours later.
Customer— Got airy »our pickles ?
Grocer 1 — N.o.
Customer — Got any lemons?
Grocer— No.
Customer— Then give me half a dozen
of those oranges.
Mrs. Hearsit — My husband talked in
his sleep and I stayed awake trying to
hear what he was saying.
Mrs. Hearsit — I didn't sleep a bit last
night. ?.->. 7; ;;-.¦.
Mrs. Saysit — Why not?
Tommy— Mamma, wha't is an angel?
Mamma— An angel flies.
Tommy— I heard papa call nurse an
angel last night.
Mamma— Yes, and she's going to fly
Ruyters Kramp — Can't you get your
Bister to come over and play the piano
for a while? ; -.J/^
Mrs. Kramp — But it would annoy you
while you were writing.
Ruyters Kramp — That's all right.
I've got to . get out the scenario of a
tragedy, and I want something to make
me savage.
"Buffalo Bill" Cody found time the
other day to call attention to the
friendliness existing between the Cos
sack and the Japanese detachments
which form part of his aggregation of
horsemen, of all nations. It Is so re
markable, he said, that he asked the
Cossacks about it. "Oh," they replied,
according to Colonel Cody, "we don't
like the Czar. We have to fight for
him at home — there Is nothing else to
do. He took our country just the same
as he Is trying to take Japan." To
this the colonel added on his own au
thority: "I wouldn't wonder if that's
what's the matter with Russia."
Doubtless — one of the matters. — Phila
delphia North American.
Shall the women of South Carolina
ride on side-saddles or ride like men?
We prefer the side-saddle, and we
should not be Inclined to change our
preference simply because some fe
males outside of the South prefer to
adept the other way. We trust that
The Standard Oil Company has again
replied to the strictures of Mr. Law
son by marking down the price of
"headlight refined" one-half cent on
the gallon. Mr. Lawson will now have
a harder time than ever in proving
that the Standard Oil Company has
no heart. — Chicago Inter Ocean.
"Reformer," In a letter to the Herald,
refers to the "refreshing spectacle" of
a polite conductor whom he encoun
tered on a New York street railway
car.. A diligent search of the Herald's
mail fails to discover a letter from a
conductor mentioning the discovery of
a polite passenger- Perhaps there are
none. — New York Herald.
there will be a full and free discussion
of this question. It touches one of
the customs of good society, and all
lovers of the true, the beautiful, and
the good ought to aid In its proper
solution. — Charleston (S. C.) News and
Courier. . ; :
THE promptness and efficiency of the bulletin service which gave
to eager thousands the first and the most complete returns of
the election on Tuesday afternoon and evening gives The Call
cause for pardonable pride. It was through specially arranged
channels that the news of Roosevelt's election came to The Call of
fice at 3 :5O p. m. — the first authentic statement of the result of the
national election to appear upon a bulletin board in the city.
Shortly after 6 o'clock The Call announced the election of Hayes and
Kahn. again leading in giving the news to the people. Within an
hour the successful candidates in the local judiciary fight were
posted, and thus, until midnight brought final returns from East and
West, the promptness of the bulletin announcements was continued.
In making arrangements to meet the emergencies of election
The Call spared no effort in organization nor halted at expense. ' For
the local returns special wires from the office of- the Registrar con
veyed the reports of the paper's special reporters there watching the
count. For procuring with such dispatch and accuracy the Eastern
reports The Call has to make acknowledgment to the Western
Union Telegraph Company, which, by special arrangement with the
paper, transmitted all the difficult maze of figures from the hundreds
of points of political activity direct to our office without error.
Those days are over. Life has shed
Its Attic salt, its, vernal sap
(As all will gather who have read
Me on the "Marriage Handicap") ;
And, therefore, when to wife and home
I hear a husband murmur -vale-
I know Just why. he wants to roam;
I sympathize with poor "Bill Bailey!"
When I return, at four or so,
Engrossed with duty's strenuous
I wish to bandy Jeux-de-mots
In converse with a kindred mind;
Hit by a slump in "Dover A,"
A wild canard, a wanton rumor,
I'd like to wash my cares away
With Jets of 8wif t responsive humor.
Oh, salon days! Oh, golden times.
When wit would wed with femmes
And armed with neat impromptu
Always came home to repartee;
When women sat by humor's throne,
And, all alert to wrest his laurels.
In each department held their own,
Even including that of morals.
Could woman grasp the views of men
Upon the role of perfect wife.
What hopes a husband nurses when
He launches out on married life,;
She might contrive to get her brain
Equipped with intellectual tackle.
And spare her lord the constant strain
Of driveling, frivoling, henroost cackle.
Her damnably expensive taste
In frills and feathers, fronts and
Could, by a sacrifice, be faced
Had she the sense to see my Jokes;
But as for any answering sign
When I throw oft a scintillation.
I might be casting pearls to swine—
They'd show as much appreciation.
(In these lines, which do not neces
sarily reflect his own views, the author
ventures to assume the attitude of a
certain correspondent to the London
Times, who, in a recent letter under
the above heading, passed some severe
strictures upon the modern wife. His
diatribe included the following re
marks: . "The vapid insipidities, the
idle tittle-tattle that too often do duty
for conversation disgust, if they do not
bore, the man whose business life is
something more serious than a round
of frivol and drivel. The clever man
may no more make a clever remark
than the cricketer- may bowl right
handed to the lady cricketers. Oh, for
an hour of the ancient salons!")
'Tls not her love of gaudy gear.
Her hopeless vanity of heart.
Her passion, vulgar but sincere,
To earn the epithet of "smart";
These foibles — fatuous, I admit —
Might pass as relatively venial,
If only in the. sphere of wit
She proved a shade less uncongenial.
NATIONAL DEBT— T. H.. Oakland,
Cal. The national debt of France is
$5,800,691,814. The war debt of tha
Franco-Prussian war which France
had to pay was five milliard francs,
one milliard Dald in 1ST1 and the bal
ance within three years. -.>-
Special information supplied dally to
business houses and public men by tha
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 30 Cal
ifornia street. Telephone Main 1043. •
Townsend's California Glace fruits In
artistic flre-«tched boxes. 715 Market St.*
Genuine eyeglasses. 20c to SOo (try
me). 79 4th (front oyster restaurant). •
"The Growing Handi
cap of Marriage."
This department Is not aware that if
a steam railroad is granted permission
to enter the City and County of San
Francisco it has to pay the South
ern Pacific Railroad anything for that
EXCAVATION-— M. W., City. Tha
law of this State says that "each co
terminous owner is entitled to the
lateral support and subjacent support
hia land receives from tha adjoining
land, subject to the right of tha owner
of the adjoining land to make proper
and usual excavation on the same for
purpose of construction on using ordin
ary care and skill and taking reason
able precautions to sustain the land of
the other and giving reasonable notice
to the other of his intention to make
such excavation." #
HORSE— A.. City. The generic term
is horse: the young male Is called colt;
female, filly. Toung porkers of both
sexes are called pig, hog or swine; an
old male a boar and the old female a
Commends The Call's Enterprise.
The daily papers notwithstanding all their parade of alleged interest In
the welfare of the State, and consequently, in all its industries, large or
small, constitute a cheap lot, and the proof of this assertion is to be
found in their own columns. The victories of California at the "World's Fair
are certainly news of the greatest Interest to the entire State, but, never
j theless, there was only one daily paper that published the awards, not
withstanding our exhibits won unexampled distinction at the exposition.
Here is the explanation of this remarkable fact: The Call had the enter
prise to send a special representative to the fair, while the other fat dailies
depended on the Associated Press for news. As a consequence, the Call
on the 20th InBtant published, exclusively, the grand list of prizes won by
this State, in a contest against the world. This was vital news, but because
they were "scooped" none of the other papers deigned to mention the
awards, either In the newa or editorial columns. That was certainly juve
nile journalism with a vengeance and ought to cost such cheap editors a
long list of subscribers.
The California Promotion Committee should take these children of a
larger growth in hand and promote some common sense and consistency
in their policy. Such publications are worse than enemies of the common
i wealth; they are false friends.
WATER— B. F., Oakland, Cal. One
cubic foot of fresh water weighs 62.4
pounds, salt water 64.14 pounds. A
cubic foot of water Is 6.221 imperial
gallons or approximately 6*4 gallons.
City. According 1 to a table prepared
for publication by Maurice L. Muhle
man. formerly deputy Assistant United
States Treasurer, the following: are the
denominations of United States coins
at this time: Gold. J20. J10, $5, J2 50;
silver, 51, 50 centa, 25 cents, 10 cents.
Minor coins 5 cents and 1 cent.
A DATE— M. I* W., Chiles, Cal. Oc
tober 31, 1SS7, fell on a Monday.
Answers to Queries.
The record of achievement which the National Municipal
League has to show for its efforts is a good one. It works for the
betterment of city life and the economy of city government and con
sequently it should receive every encouragement.
r T > HERE has just been published and circulated throughout the
I larger cities of the country a circular report of the proceedings
of the recent Chicago conference held by the National Municipal
League. Incorporated therein is a great deal of material significant
of the work this association is doing for civic reform and municipal
improvement throughout all of the cities in which it has representa
tion. Reports of work actually accomplished give cheering evidence
of the growth of concerted effort in the beautifying of municipal
environs and the purification of municipal governments.
The aims of the National Municipal League deserve to attract
all that have pride in the appearance of their home city and a keen
interest in the administration of its machinery of government. The
twofold object of the league, the adornment of municipalities by
parks. driveways and such works of a public character, and the re
organization and modernizing- of city charters on models insuring
economy of effort and the permanency of solid business system, has
found justification in successful application in many Eastern cities.
In New York a branch of the league has trained men to keep in
close touch with legislation at Albany concerning the city's common
municipal interests. The work of a committee of the league in'pre
paring for Milwaukee the most serviceable method of municipal
accounting and the collection of municipal statistics has served as a
standard for similar revision of method in many other cities. In the
matter of civic adornment and reform of all unsightliness Kalama
zoo. Michigan, has set the standard for clean streets and Cleveland,
Ohio, has passed severe restrictive measures against the obtrusive
wife. Would It not be nice if such a thine
would come to pass? I bet you will laugh and
»ay I am crazy, but I will say I am only
half way to the quarter mile post.
Butler's letter continues on for sev
eral pages. His sentences fairly teem
with novel declarations. He also inti
mates that he will come to Kansas
City to see Miss Griggs. Butler closes
his letter, after innumerable pleas for
money, with the phrase, "Your honest
friend," and begs in the humblest lan
guage for a reply.
A man who signs himself Lowen
stein writes from Strong City, Kans.:
Miss Clittle Griggs, My Dear Friend: —
I am sure you will want to Invest your
money in a good, paying proposition. Now,
that Is what I have. It is a sure thing. If
you will write to me, I will send you the
names of some of our leading but-iness men
who have invested In my proposition. It pays
100 per cent per year. I would be willing to
invest as much as you wish and. In case my
proposition proves successful, would be willing
to marry you. Hoping you will consider both
my propositions. I remain.
Miss Griggs has been at work at
the switchboard as usual.
receive as an inauguration gift a
quilt composed of 22,642 pieces, the
handiwork of Mrs. Charlotte J. Creig
mile of 5237 Larchwood avenue. Phila
delphia, Says the North American.
The quilt is made entirely of satin in
the national colors — red, white and
blue. Neither the reds nor blues are
solid colors, but each is finely shaded,
lessening the contrast .and enhancing
the color value of the whole. The ma
terials alone cost upward of $100.
It was Mrs. Creigmile's intention to
present the quilt to President McKin
l*y, but he was assassinated before it
was completed. She has waited some
years to see if Roosevelt, as a Presi
dent, were worthy the gift, and she is
now entirely satisfied. She had no
doubt of his election either.
"There's not much danger of that;
but if it should happen I'll give it to
him before," Mrs. Creigmile replied-
To a remark ', that perhaps Parker
¦would appreciate the quilt if elected
she declared vigorously: "Xot a bit of
it! Give my quilt to a Democrat? I
guess not!"
Mrs. Creigmile worked on the quilt
and the two pillow shams that match
Jt In odd moments for several years.
When exhibited in a fair conducted by
the women of the Baptist Temple the
quilt excited unstinted admiration and
was pronounced a wonderful piece of
"Perhaps Roosevelt will not be elect
ed, and then the auilt cannot be an
inauguration gift," a visitor suggested
the other day.
The Call was the first to stand for a well-qualified and non
partisan judiciary by advocating the election of the four incumbents
to the Superior bench. It is gratifying that when the people voted
they nicely discriminated between their duty as partisans and their
duty as citizens by supporting the four tried and true incumbents
iind proving that a Judge need have no fear that he will be forgotten
if he do his duty, impartially, without fear or favor.
The Call salutes its readers and all who trusted its judgment
and its disinterested position. Hereafter it will be easier for San
Francisco to be right and for men to be faithful. We commented
currently on the unexcited nature of the national campaign. Com
mittees of both parties feared that it meant such indifference to the
result as would cause a very light vote. The opposite proved to be
true. The vote is very heavy. In the pivotal States an unusually
large percentage of the total registration was cast, which proves
that a red fire and brass band campaign is not necessary to get out
the vote. In the large cities there were no immense processions.
There were no campaign uniforms worn and no badges nor buttons.
The result was brought about everywhere by the sober thought of
the people, and therefore it means something.
I~*\ Y a decision that staggers the mind in its unanimity and volume
r% of majorities the country has centered responsibility upon the
*—* Republican party. As far as President Roosevelt is concerned,
his view of it may be judged by his comment on the party victory
of 1902, when he' said: "The country has given the Republican
party a chance to make good." Under his masterful leadership the
party will make good, and guided by him will give every man a
"square deal" under the law. Since Washington no man has entered
upon a Presidential term freer than he of all obligations that conflict
with public duty, and we predict that he will close his term and his
public service the most successful and popular of American Presi
dents and will take his place high in the history of his country.
. A feature of the election that is interesting is the obvious fact
that tens of thousands of Democrats voted for Roosevelt, but sup
ported parts of their local ticket Notwithstanding that, however,
the Republican majority in the next House is largely increased and
die party's power to "make good" is greater than ever.
It is gratifying that to this increase California adds the three
scats in the House that' were lost two years ago. The Call's fight
was made to regain those seats, and we made it a clean fight, ap
pealing only to the reason of men and not to their passions and
prejudices. We had no personal feeling against Messrs. Livernash,.
Wynn and Bell. They were simply three men out of place. A public
mistake and failure of judgment had put them where they did not
belong. They were not blameworthy for aspiring. The people were
at fault. They thought that the men could "make good" and justify
their elevation. But they failed, and the people have corrected the
mistake. That correction gains for us three splendid Representa
tives. In Kahn, Hayes and McKinlay the State will have three
Working members who will be alert in safeguarding our interests and
maintaining our good repute. We congratulate them much and the
State more.
So on through to the end the letter
ran. Miss Griggs did not answer the
letter and she has recently received
a second letter from Mr. Butler, in
closing a stamp for reply and plead
ing at great length and, in turn, for
an answer, her love and 55000 of her
money. He said:
My Dear Friend Clittle (If you allow me to
call you puch) : — You mu6t not get angry, but
please read all this scribbling. It may be true
that you are getting many letters; but will add
that there is not one of them that needs as
sistance from you as I do. I know if I could
have a personal interview with you, you would
not. turn me down. I have concluded that
you are a fine girl and nothing would give me
more pleasure than to be able to call you my
Miss Griggs does not deign to answer
any of them, and, as a result, the
writers have, with one exception, sub
sided into silence after one letter. The
one exception is an Iowa man. He
gives his name as Butler and his ad
diess at Whittemore, Iowa. His first
letter to Miss Griggs covered three
sheets and was closely written. In it
he mixes business and sentiment by
alternately declaring that he wanted
to love her and begging for $5000 to
"put him on his feet again."
The first letter says in part:
Miss Clitiie Grisrf", Kansas City, Mo.
My Dear Friend: — I have read of your good
fortune in setting a half million dollars. It
will be nice for a. young and beautiful girl
like you are. I am a poor man and want to
ask you to help me. I have been eick and have
lost out »o that I am about on my last ground.
V."on't you rive me $5000 to start in the drug
business with? Or, no; I don't want you to
give me the money. Let me have it and I
will repay you. That sum will be «mall to you
and would be such a help to m«, who needs a
lift so eorely. Now, dear lady, remember
the Bible says it is good to give, and you
won't mis* it. I have worked hard all my
life and have not squandered my money, but
you knew we all have bad luck at times.
The letters from men who desire the
young woman for a -wife, and, inci
dentally, her half million, although
they all declare they love her for her
self and not for the money's sake, are
most interesting to the disinterested
reader, for Miss Griggs declares she
will pay no attention to them.
SINCE the recent announcement
that Miss Clittie Griggs. a tele
phone girl, employed with a Kan
sas City grain commission company,
had received a half million dollar be
-quest from a cousin in Alaska, she has
received letters from persons all oVer
the Middle West Most of these have
been from men, some proposing mar
riage; others asking for money, and
still others begging her to let them
have the money to invest or perfect
inventions. But the women have not
teen far behind with appeals to the
young heiress. Representatives of so
cieties and associations have requested
her to give part of her money to them.
The wedding of Mrs. Lulu E. Stern
to Daniel W. McGowan was quiet
ly celebrated in the apartments of the
bride's daughter, Mts. Robert Cords
Jr., in the Iroquois Hotel on Thurs
day, November 3, at 5 p. m. Only the |
daughters of Mrs. Stern, Mrs. Robert i
Cords Jr. and Miss Everett A. Stern,
and the brother of the groom, Frank
McGowan, were present at the cere- i
Miss Reed Hutchins, who is still In
New York studying music, is making
the most excellent progress and is
singing in many of society's drawing
rooms. Her brother, Powers Hutch
ins, Is visiting her through the holi
Mrs. John I. Sabin and Miss Irene
Sabin will receive on Saturday, No
vember 19, from 5 to 7 o'clock, at their
home, 2828 California street. The first
and second Tuesdays In December will
also be retained by Mrs. and Miss Sa
bin as receiving days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Leake, Mrs. Linda
Bryan, Miss Jessie Ewing, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Spieker, Miss Spieker, Dr.
Arnold Genthe, Charles & Alken,
Francis Henry.
Miss Georgie Spieker, who has re
cently returned from her Eastern trip,
entertained at dinner last evening.
Covers were laid for ten and the
decorations, in green and white, con
sisted of maidenhair fern and great,
ragged chrysanthemums.
The table, bearing a lovely appear
ance, seated these guests.
The happiness on this fete day was
as unquestioned as the success, and a
programme more to the liking of
young hearts could not have been ar
The affair may be said to have been
"continuous," having its origin in the
afternoon with a tea, at which several
buds of the year 'assisted in receiving.
Many guests passed to and fro, leav
ing cordial wishes for the latest novice
in society's ranks.
The dining hour brought to the home
of Mrs. Freeman Dr. Van Wyck, Sid
ney Salisbury, Du Val Moore, Richard
Hammond, Herbert Jones and Charles
Merrill, who, with the receiving group
of maids, formed a happy party that
continued In celebration of the day by
attending the Columbia Theater.
Mrs. Freeman's hospitality knew no
bounds, for she followed this entertain
ment with a supper and dance for just
these especial young people in her
The debut of Miss Maude Freeman,
yesterday, was attended with all the
success and pleasure promised by plan
and anticipation.
Miss Ardella Mills and Miss Elsie
Dorr are two of our favorite maids
who will soon take leave of absence.
Both are going to Xew York first, and
then each has her own line of travel
planned from there. Probably much
time "will ensue before the return of
Mrs. Hyde-Smith -will entertain at
dinner on Friday evening for her
daughter, Miss Margaret Hyde-
Miss Florence V. Smith, who, with
her mother, has moved into a newly
built house on Vallejo street, gives a
tea to-day in honor of the new abode.
A true housewarming it will be. too.
with all the hospitality that goes with
such a momentous affair.
Mrs. William Letts Oliver and Miss
Carolyn Oliver will entertain Miss Isa
bel Kendall at dinner this evening.
Mrs. Louis Monteagle entertains to
day in honor of Miss Card Moore and
Miss Maisie Langhorne. The affair is
a luncheon. *• ¦
• • •
The altar decorations consisted of
chrysanthemums and an abundance of
autumn foliage. The bride was gown
ed in a rich blue traveling dress. Mr.
and Mrs. Waldron leaving Immediate
ly after the ceremony for Los An
A feature of the music was its varia
tion from the orthodox marches, the
beauty of Jensen's wedding music and
Dubols* Benediction Nuptiale peal
ing forth impressively, with William
H. Holt at the organ, after the cere
mony playing the "Mignon" gavotte.
The bride, given away by her father.
was attended by her sister. Miss Eliz
abeth Stillman. The groom was served
by Hewitt Davenport as best man,
with William Stillman and Edgar Still
man as ushers. The officiating clergy
man was Rev. David Evans, rector of
Grace Church.
A wedding of much interest took
place yesterday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock In Grace Episcopal Church,
when Miss Annie Stillman, daughter
of Alfred Stillman of Sausalito, was
married to Richard Waldron Jr. of
Jackson, 111.
After a short honeymoon In Mon
terey Mr. and Mr?. McGowan will
make their home in Arcata, where Mr.
McGowan has large cattle interests.
The many friends of Mrs. McGowan
will be glad to welcome her return to
Arcata, her former home, which she
left, to the regret of every one, some
four years ago. ,
mony. The Rev. William Racier offi
Telephone Heiress
In Receipt of
Numerous Proposals

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