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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1904.
Lord! I guess you know what they are. I'm wondering which one of those cu — er — fellows worked hard enough to please you." She disregarded the implied ques tion. "Are not the Americans a won derful peopled They do so many mar velous things!" He looked at her stupidly and said nothing. "Their industry maRes me quite ashamed of our poor Mexicans." "Yes, yes, that's all true. I'm proud of my people and all of that, but, Ma ria, I'm naturally anxious to know whom — " "But, Senor Bud, they're such an awfully stupid people!" and her pret-" ty eyes filled with the tears of vex ation. In an instant comprehension broke over him. "Maria, dearest girl, you mean—".- " 'j . ». . . . "I mean that I love you and that I shall surely die if you go away and leave me." Mr. Maxwell, present superintend ent of construction of the X and Y road, occasionally amuses his friends by telling how half a hun dred ferocious challenges were an swered by as many wedding invita tions. (Copyright, 1904, by T. 'C. McClure.) Miniature, Dinner Train. An English firm has built a small train, specially for a millionaire, to carry about decanters and cigars after dinner. The litle engine, over which two dolls in blu,e overalls preside, Is constructed of silver-plated copper in miniature reproduction of a locomotive. The tender is stacked with coals from the millionaire's own coal mine. When the millionaire touches a button the train starts. It runs quite slowly round the . track, and when a , guest picks up a decanter the current ' is broken and the train stops till he re places it. The total length of the train, which is driven by electricity. Is over five feet and the track Is con structed for a 20-foot table*. _ — — 1 Five .Thousand Distinct Languages. J. Collier is authority for the state ment that there are no less than 6000 distinct languages spoken by. man kind. The number of separate dia lects is enormous. There are more than sixty distinct vocabularies In Brazil and in Mexico the Nahua lan guage has been broken up Into 700 dialects. There are hundreds In Borneo. The complexities are beyond classification In Australia - and gen erally the number of dialects decreases with the intellectual culture of the population. If there Is an average of fifty dialects to everylangauge we still have the enormous total of 260,000. "Is the Senor Bud So Lost in . Reverie?" THE TALE OF A STOLEN TIP, OR A KICK THAT DID NOT WORK. before she sailed?" was submitted to the office of the company owning. that steamer and the. reply was: "We do not know; we never have used such a nag." NO SUCH FLAG — A Reader, City. Tour question, "Can you tell me what the letter *P* signifies when hoisted at the foremast of a steamer, as 1 have sean en the steamship Alameda just And what does It all amount to. With our wealth and our transient name. But gauze and glitter and seeming In the search for fantastic fame. ND what does it all amount to f I When the battle of life has fled— • 1 * Only ashes of hope remaining O'er the graves of our buried dead. And yet, it amounts to something If you're happy in age and youth. Stand by the right in every fight— And believe in eternal truth! ' . — Plttsburg Press. And what will It all amount to A thousand years from to-day. With millions who laugh or battle And like us shall all pass away? WHAT? The voting everywhere should con vince the politicians of all parties that the American people have not that desire for peace which ever has or ever will prompt them to rebuke an American soldier, or to fear the danger of war Involved in courageous pride of country and confidence in strength of government; that the American farmer, and wage earner, and business man, cannot be easily led to favor a change in conditions of material welfare which at the .worst are the best known In the civilized world to-day, and, generally speak ing, better than have been known: In this country heretofore. — Butts Inter-Mountain. Roosevelt carried Oyster Bay, as well as Esopus.- This Is burning the candle fit both ends. Parker does not seem to have been very popular anywhere, at home or abroad in the country. — To peka Slate Journal. The South. «till faithful to her ideals, is left almost alone as the defender of Democratic policy. It Is a sore defeat, but we shall <£o ourselves credit If we accept It philosophically, demonstrat ing: that we have our stake in the country, no matter what be the general policy, and that we revere our com rcog heritage and shall never cease In our honest efforts to x>resenr»4U—Mo bile Register. S~\ ENERAL GREELY, chief signal officer of the army, has ( j succeeded in connecting remote Alaska with the world by v p- > telegraph. The work has been under way so quietly that the country first hears of It in the announcement of its completion. The system includes 3518 miles of cable and land lines and 107 miles of wireless. This brings Bering Straits and the valley of the Yukon and Cape Nome into instant communication with the world. The completion of the line is one of the great constructive works of the world. A few years ago it would have attracted as much attention as the building of our first transcontinental railways, but we are so accustomed now to great works that they have become common. The magnitude of this will dawn upon us when telegram j come direct from the Arctic Ocean. Men of middle age will prob ably live to see this telegraph wire to Bering Straits followed by a railroad that will carry passengers to a ferry running .to the shore of Siberia. Rmh THE ALASKAN TELEGRAPH. it means to apply the law of eminent domain to land, and to extend the law of eminent domain, till it embraces the mines, the factories, the railroads and the ocean carriers. In short, the Socialist party intends to destroy the present day society, Which it contends is run in the interest of the merchant or capitalist class, and from the mate rials to construct a new society which will be run in the interest of the working class." Mr. London concludes His statement with this impassioned outburst: "My masters, you are in the minority. How will you manage to keep the majority of the votes? What will you, my masters? What will you?" It will be seen that he proposes to move against the owners of landed property. This is because they are the least capable of organ ization. When nearly 1,000,000 people in the United States vote for that programme, as was the /case at this last election, the extreme seriousness of the situation will appear. Socialism is sure to take the place of all of the political fads that have been rife for the last thirty years. It will be the Aaron's rod of the situation. It will aim to increase the number of non-property owners. Mr. London says it embraces many nations, andjts invitation is to their propertyless people to come hither, be naturalized and by their, votes hasten the confiscation and division of the wealth of the United States. True, he says this confiscation will be with or without compensation. But compensation would be illogical, since it would be transferring the form of property, which is not Socialistic. We may be sure that when the Socialists get the power to confiscate there will be no talk about compensation. Mr. Hearst is already familiarizing his followers with this pro gramme and gives large space and display in the Examiner to a definition of Socialism by Mr. Jack London, whom he describes as "one of the world's authorities on Socialism." Mr. London leads up to his definition by stating that the banner of Socialism "is blood red" and that it "aims to pull down society to its foundation and upon a new foundation to build up a new society." By way of preparation for its attack on property he says that "it literally swamps the working classes in a vast sea of tracts and pamphlets * * * which teach the gospel of the common' man against the uncommon man, who has expressed his uncommonness by gather ing to himself the wealth of the world." He characterizes this as the "preaching of an uncompromising and deadly class struggle." After a full description of the propaganda he declares its purpose, and to this the attention of the people will be more and more di rected. He says : "This working class Socialist revolt is a revolt against the capitalist class. The Socialist party aims to capture the political machinery of society. With the political machinery in its hands, which will also give it control of the police, the army, the navy and the courts, its plan is to confiscate, with or without compensation, all the possessions of the capitalist class which are used in the produc tion and distribution of the luxuries and necessaries of life. By this That coalition is now moving visibly and rapidly. All of the forces, calling themselves Democratic, through which another reor ganization of that party is urged, are Socialistic in feeling and pur pose. Hearst, Bryan and Watson are essentially Socialistic in all their views of government. Whoso preaches -discontent; whoso toils to artificially create a working class that seeksjts own aggrandize ment at the expense of all others; whoso condemns all owners of property as capitalists, and puts them in a class charged with the oppression of others, is preaching and practicing Socialism. It is more evident now than any other thing political in the future that this issue will be upon the country in full force in 1908. The large increase in the Socialist vote this year is attracting the ex pediency politicians. In 1896 Henry George said the conflict was be tween the House of Want and the House of Have. He would prob ably have denied that this was the essence of Socialism, but it is. Until recent years Socialism has been in this country the subject of academic discussion only. It was not organized into a party. Now its leaders are awake to the enormous advantage of the universal fran chise and the free ballot. In the last analysis it is always true that only that is property which society says shall be property. Formerly society said that men might own other men, and the system of chat tel slavery originated and was long maintained. Finally society was impressed by the moral side of the issue, and in all nations with drew its assent to the existence of property in man, and chattel sla very ceased to be. There is no gainsaying that if society can be brought to accept the text of Socialism, that property is robbery, there will be no property of any kind. That is the purpose of Socialism. In Europe property is too strongly entrenched and suffrage is too limited to furnish an untrammeled opportunity for the elimina tion of property. Here there is no such limitation, and as soon as the House of Want can outvote the House of Have the latter will tumble down and the ruins will be divided. Every law, Federal and local, that gives title and ownership to real and personal property can be wiped off the statute books, and property will cease, to be by the simple process of withdrawing the assent of society to its existence. The first assault is made upon the most unpopular form of property, the corporate. This is proper tactics from the Socialist standpoint, for it brings allies who are not Socialists, hut whose votes support the leveling process. When property is putlawed because it is owned by the many stockholders of a corporation, each is de prived of his share, and there is no difference between that and taking from him the property he owns in severalty. a FTER the election of 1900 a prominent Socialist explained the A leading of Mr. Bryan's issues toward Socialism. Mr. Josiah -**• Quincey, ex-Mayor of Boston, was joined by Mr. George Fred Williams in the declaration that it was apparent that the country is soon to have only two parties, the Conservative and the Socialist, and they both advised that the Democratic party coalesce with the Socialists. AH Monday forenoon he sat gloom ily In his tent and wondered how he should word his resignation. . ; It was all up. Another flunk. A job lost and a girl with It. But shortly after noon there came a diversion. A group of very much excited men arrived from Rigas and demanded that he put them to work immediately. He compiled at once and did not insult kind fortune by asking the reason for this sudden enthusiasm for work. But in the even- Ing he received an answer to the un asked question and. It plunged him Into the depths of despair once more. Maria had announced that at last she was ready to make a cljolce from among her many suitors. When the road was completed she would marry the , one who had worked the most faithfully. Day after day the work- continued with unabated ardor and at last it was* finished. The first train had run over it and had brought : to Bud ; a letter from, the superintendent; of construc tion . In which many complimentary Late Sunday evening Bud's plan took shape. The old engine was coupled to a flat car and backed down to Rigas. Bud disappeared in the rear of the hotel and soon reappeared bearing a very lirnp and passive citizen of that metropolis in his arms. He deposited his burden on the car and then re peated the trip. In a short time his v orking force was complete and To masso received orders to steam l&ck to the camp. A very satisfactory amount of work' was done that week and during each of a number of suc ceeding weeks, thanks to a continued desecration of Sunday evening siestas. There remained only a few miles of road to complete and Bud was feeling much encouraged. The successful com pletion of the work meant promotion for him, a good salary, and besides, when he had a good position, and— well. Tomasso's daughter, Maria, was, to say the least, a mighty pretty girl. She had been away to school some where in California, and admitted to him that It" seemed very nice to hear real "English" again. She did so like to talk English. Bud rather enjoyed it, too, and .as a result they talked English to such effect that, on several occasions he was perilously near to overcoming a colossal bashfulness and saying what she?, being a twentieth century Eve, knew that he wanted to say. But now Bud was utterly and ab jectly disheartened. Cerves, the local dispenser of liquid refreshments, at last had discovered why his week-day Bales had become so ridiculously small. And so one Sunday evening Bud was unable to recruit his gang of laborers In the usual manner. Instead of sleeping off the effects of their po tations in the rear of the hotel, ac cording to the established custom of the place, they were all securely dis posed In Cerves' cellar under lock and key, where the Americano could not get them. Bud threatened, he de manded, he even off ered . bribes of money, but it was in vain. Cerves was not 'quick to get an idea, but when once he had one lodged firmly In his head nothing could displace It. It must be left to die of old age. So Bud went to see Maria and poured out the whole of his woes into her sympa thetic ears. Tomasso was politely curious. "If I get those fellows out here they will stay another' week, won't they? I heard something about It's being bad luck to stop in the middle of the week." - ¦ . . . . ( Tomasso thought they would stay. In fact he was sure that they would. UD was discouraged- Every line Bof his six feet of .robust man hood spoke more* eloquently than words his utter weariness of soul. Three months before, when the boss had called him into his office and after a few complimentary re marks had .placed him in charge of a construction gang known as the "bad job" of the road, he had hailed the op portunity with Joy. The road wished to construct a short spur into Mexico to afford an outlet for ; some silver mines. When the concession had been secured from the Mexican Government on* of the conditions had been that the labor should be done by the natives of the region through which the line was to be constructed. This had seemed a simple matter, but two years had now passed and the work was far from finished. One man after another had been sent to take charge of the work, and with the great est regularity, they had'asked . for a change of work at the end of the first month. In case this request was not granted they had promptly resigned, to seek service with another com pany. "Mr. Maxwell," his chief had said, "I want you to take charge of that work and get it out somehow and some time. I should advise you, by way of equipment for the undertak ing, to take along the biggest six shooter that you can get." When Bud had reached the con struction camp he had found it de serted. He went back to the little town of Rigas and recruited a gang of gome twenty men. Everything moved along peacefully until Saturday night. Then they all bade him a respectful "adios" and Btarted back " toward Rigas. Expostulation was in vain. Why should they work longer? Had they not earned the remarkable wages of one and a half dollars for each of Fix days? And was that not enough to support themselves and their families in plenty for weeks to come? No! No! They would not work any more. So they all left except Tomasso, the com bined engineer and fireman, who had once served on a yard engine in St. Louis and had acquired a more abiding taste for work. Bud seated himself on a deserted bunk and thought the situation over. He sat so long that Tomasso, mildly solicitous, ventured to suggest to him that it was very multissima late-. "Tomasso, what are those greasers doing over at Rigas?" "La vina, senor." "Talk American, Tomasso." "In American — the booze." "Thought so! Tomasso, I've got an idea." things were said. Little cared Bud for high-flown phrases. It wassail over and to-morrow some greaser would be made happy by the pret tiest girl in Mexico. From force of habit, however, he wandered toward Tomasso's little garden. "Is the Senor Bud so lost In rev erie — " if'','' "Qh, I beg your pardon, Maria. Yes, I was pretty busy thinking." "And will the Senor Bu)i barter his thoughts for a penny?" "Barter them for a penny! Good In the Italian capital among army people, who have feted her royally. She is a striking girl, with beautiful coloring, paving great brown eyes and Titian tiair, accompanied by a fault less complexion. Mrs. and Misa Robinson are expect ing a gay season. - The wedding of Miss Isabel Kendall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Frank I. Kendall, and Kenneth Lowden takes place to-morrow evening at 8:80 o'clock at the home of the bride in Oakland. This will be an important event In society on both sides of the bay. ow ing to the prominence of the families. Miss Kendall is a granddaughter of the late N. K. Masten. Further inter est is centered In the Kendall family for the wedding of their eldest son, Frank, occurs simultaneously with that of his sister in Cape Town. South Affdca. For two years Mr. Kendall has been employed on the Government railway In South Africa and in September last h« announced his engagement to Miss Annie Carmlchael, who resides with her mother, Mrs. Katherine Car michael, in Cape Town. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Carter Nichols will receive in their home, 3204 Wash ington street, on the third and fourth Fridays of this month. Mrs. John Sroufe Merrill and Mrs. Clark were the guests of Harry Hol broojc at luncheon at the Palace on Sunday. Charles Webb Howard is contemplat ing a trip to Southern California. Mr. and Mrs. Truxtun Beale are In San Rafael and have with them, as guest Miss Marie Wells. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hewlltt ha.v« apartments at St. Dunstan's for the, winter. Mrs. Hewlitt was Miss lone Fore of Oakland. ¦:.•>"¦- • • • Miss Morgan of Chicago was •nt«r tained at tea yesterday by Miss Lucy Gwin Coleman. Captain Parker W. West, who has been sightseeing through the East, will return home soon, stopping at St. Louis to conclude his visit. Miss Helen Robeson of San Rafael Is visiting her sister, Mrs. Stanton, on Pierce street, and will spend the winter In San Francisco. It is announced that Miss Mabel L. Gunn and Dr. Thayer will be married at San Juan on January 1. Miss Gunn will leave for New York on Thanks giving day and will sail for San Juan, the doctor's home, on December 17. The marriage of Miss Marion San derson to Dr. Edward Wall will occur to-4ay in Minneapplls. The bride, who Is a daughter of Mrs. S. W. Sanderson, is a sister of Mrs. Roy Durrand Her rick, in whose home the wedding will take place. Mrs. Sanderson, with her daughters, Miss Marion and Miss Edith, has been living In Paris, but has rented her apartments to Prince and Princess Ponlatowskl for a time and will remain on this continent until Dr. and Mrs. Wall are located. They are undecided as to New Tork or London for their home. • • * • Captain and Mrs. Bash are In town at the Hotel Plymouth. Their atay here will be short, for they sail for the Philippines very soon. Before the departure of Captain and Mrs. Bash the Sequoia Club will en tertain them at dinner, and there are other functions also for them, on the tapis. * * -f. * Mrs. Leonard Chenery and Miss Ethel Patton will entertain Miss Caro line ouinan at luncheon at the Uni versity Club to-rn.orrow. Among the guests will be Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton. Mrs. John Roger Clark, Miss Marjorie Josselyn, Miss Ruth Josselyn, Miss Christine Pomeroy, Miss' Maud Bourn, Miss Helen Wagner. Miss Quinan, who has been widely entertained in San Francisco, will leaVe in December for a prolonged trip through South Africa. Miss Evelyn Craig and William I*. Pattiani will be married this evening at the home of the . bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Craig, in Piedmont. The ceremony, which will be per formed in the presence of immediate relatives only, will be followed by a large reception. • * • Miss Josephine Tillman Is with her brother, Dr. Tilden Tillman, in Vienna. They will remain there throughout the winter. Dr. Tillman taking a hospital course, while Miss Tillman will en joy the gayeties of Viennese life. Lieutenant and Mrs. Frederick Kel lond are settled in their new home at Vancouver Barracks, where Mrs. Kel- Icud, Instead of being a stranger, la surrounded by friends. As Miss Kath erine Selfridge, her wedding with Lieutenant Kellond on the 3d of this month was- a society event. Mrs. Andrew S. Rowan, Mrs. Mal colm Graham and Mrs. Gilbert Allen are all living also in the barracks and have cordially welcomed the latest ar rival from San Francisco. Mrs. Luke Robinson, with her charming daughter, Miss Bernadette Robinson, is leaving Paris this week for Rome. Miss Bernadette is a great favorite MIRROR OF DAME FASHION Shotting a chic little frock of light green taffeta stilt, trimmed ivith shirring and wheeled designs in narrozv green velvet ribbon. The bodice fastens invisibly behind. White lace falls about the ivrist. By Dorothy penimore. AA T observation has led me to be / \, lieve that men understand / I Hvomen far better than women understand men. They take more pains to do so. If they did not they could never manage to live with us as happily as they actually do. Most feminine traits are proverWal. Even the unexpectedness of woman kind has become, through constant use. a positive quality. Everybody knows that a woman's will is usually a won't. Nobody retains any illusions about the consistency of feminine conduct. Yet one of the sex's favorite regrets is that it is not understood. A woman likes to feel that her nature is as com plex as a Chinese puzzle, which is com prehensible to no one but its maker. Meanwhile she prides -herself upon her knowledge of man. Does she un derstand her sweetheart? I should say she did! Can't she twist him round her finger? Does she understand her hus band? The 'question is absurd. Doesen't she manage to get her own way in everything? Here she rests satisfied, in spite of the fact that she has only opened up the possibility of the situation. I believe that most men go through life pretty lonely after the first flush of gratified love has faded for them. A man tries to do his duty by his home, and he gets a good deal of pleasure out of it as a reward. . '-.'_>. . But in moods of disappointment, or of ennui, he goes to the club, there to solace himself with cards and cigars. Figuratively, and literally, Is Isben's query on the outcome of marriage per tinent: What Is left of Love's young dream T The sjmoke. Sic transit gloria amorls. What does the average woman know of her husband's burdens? Not much, In fact. The world of business is quite outside her comprehension. Her dally round is all-engrossing. When her hus band comes home at night her own perplexities are too many and various for her to be In a receptive mood for his anxieties. . Her private stock of "sweetness and light" gave out early in the day, when Tommy spilled the glue over the new piano. She has settled down to a habit ual consciousness that every week day means hard work and Belf-denial, and every Sunday means relatives and Indi gestion. Dp you recall that gusty— or dis gusty — sigh -of Burns over the contrast between married life and the seductive promises of courtship: "Love is a saft, sweet, balmy, triumphant and glorious lie, in place of which nature offers us in mockery during the rest of our lives the puir, paltry, pitiful, faded, fushion less, cauldrified and chittering substi tute, truth." Not truth, say I, is such a marriage as the one Implied. It is halfvtruth, or even less than that. There Is far more truth in what the Ettrlck shepherd calls "a He." But there are certain grounds of com mon interest on which a married couple do not agree without a mutual effort to understand each other. A man's spiritual outlook, for one thing, is difficult for a woman to grasp. The force behind her work is faith; her face is ever turned toward the light, of the life to come. The force behind his work is courage, the power- to act worthily in the difficult present. Facing- the worst, he hopes the beat; Singring he works, while women bid him pray— The wrong hii busy arms arrest Her faith commits Into a higher way. A man, on the other side, does not al ways realize how important a part sen timent and its trivial expressions play in the life of the woman he has mar ried. Ordinarily he Is too busy. For love's sake, as the poet says, he divides delight with duty. But meanwhile let her not mistake — he cherishes within his breast a thought of her which helps to keep him true. Uncrackable Glass. Glass that can be heated white hot and then plunged Into cold water with out breaking seems an impossibility, but it has been recently made an ac complished fact. It is made from Bra zilian quartz pebbles heated red hot and then thrown Into distilled water. Then the purest pieces are selected and welded with • the . oxyhydrogen blowpipe into long stems like straws, from which glass vessels of any shape can be made. Thus far this quartz glass has been ' employed chiefly for making laboratory apparatus. A test tube made In this way will not break when a white-hot coal la dropped Into it. ; /V Townsend's California Glace fruits In artistic flre-etched boxes. 715 Market St.* Special Information supplied dally to business bouses and public men by the Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 230 Cal ifornia street. Telephone Main 1042. • BY RUTH SAUTELLE. THE SOCIALIST CAMPAIGN. BUD MAXWELL'S DOUBLE VICTORY DO WOMEN UNDERSTAND MEN? BY SALLY SHARP. THE SMART SET THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL JOIIX D. 6PKECKELS « y. Proprietor ADDRESS ALL C0MMUJaCATI0k'3 TO . JOHN McN'ACGIIT • ? Manager JT.-BLI CATION OrriCE THIRD AND MARKET STREBTB. SAN FRANCISCO TUESDAY t NOVEMBER 15, 1904 8