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
He looked at her stupidly and said
"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
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
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
(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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• * •
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
* * -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
• * •
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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