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SATURDAY
The San Francisco Call
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DOUBLE-BARRELED JOHNSON
GROVE JOHNSON'S railroad liability law should be passed
without regard for its source. The fact that its introduction
may be due to a desire for political revenge should not weigh
against the obvious justice of the measure. The Congress of
the United States has passed a law on similar lines, but it is in
danger of failure because the point is made and allowed in two
Federal courts of first resort that the law is not concerned with
interstate commerce and is an invasion of State rights. One of
ihese decisions was given by Judge Evans of Louisville, who was
so sharply criticised by the President in his last annual message to
Congress, where he said: "I have specifically in view a recent
decision by a district judge leaving railway employes without a
remedy for violation of a certain so-called labor statute. It seems
an absurdity to permit a single district judge, against what may!
!>c the judgment of the immense majority of his colleagues on the
bench, to declare a law solemnly enacted by the Congress to be
That was a criminal case and the President asked that the
Government be given the right to appeal from such decisions. An
appeal lies and will be prosecuted by the Government in the matter
of the liability act. but legal opinion appears to favor, the belief
i hat Judge Evans was right in his ruiing. If the Supreme Court
should hold that way it is the business of the States to fill the
gap. The present law r of California\ is a survival of medieval
As for Johnson's bill reqtiiring railroads to provide every pas
senger with a scat, it belongs to the cla^s of impossible and vision
ary legislation that its progenitor cultivates for purposes of getting
even with somebr.dv. The bill belongs in the same category as the
law against newspaper cartoons and comes from the same source.
Merely personal grievances "can never be given the force of law.
Johnson's passenger bill, for instance, reduces itself to absurdity
because to make it valid it would be necessary to provide that
NO COMPROMISE ON DIRECT PRIMARY
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A hbLMBL^ MAN STET>ON S bill proposing a compromise
!\ between the existing delegate convention s\-stem and the di
_£j^ rect primary is undoubtedly well meant, but there is reason
to regard it as dangerous, because it would be likely to block
the way of the radical reform that the circumstances undoubtedly
require. The fact must be obvious .xo every man who has paid
the most casual attention to politics that the delegate system has
developed inherent vices that cannot be cured. It must be cut
out root and branch. It is the mainstay of the political boss, the
means and currency of trades and bargains by which public office
is made merchandise, with "the interests" at one end of the bar
gain and the cheap politician at the other, while the people are
left out of consideration altogether. ';>; I
Stetson's biil will, however, fill a useful missionary purpose in
the Legislature. Discussion of its provisions will enlighten mem
bers on the working of primary laws, but its provisions are cum
bersome and clumsy. not throuch any fault of its author, but be
cause its awkward machinery is made necessary b3 r the constitution
as it stands. The first thing to do is so to amend the constitution
as to permit the enactment o£a complete and simple direct primary
law. selecting the most approved features of the Oregon, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota acts for this purpose. That is the logical and
straightforward course which it is hoped the Legislature will adopt.
WHERE DAVIS GETS HIS PULL
MUNICIPAL favor extended to the deadfafl conducted by
Supervisor Sam Davis, under the name of a theater, finds
fresh illustration in the failure thus far of the Police Com
mission to revoke the license of the Davis saloon attachment.
$t)is in proof that the barkeepers at this resort have been selling
liquor to minors, but a portion of the Police Commission is charita
bly blind to this grave offense. Davis can run wide op"eh. He has a
The Davis theater seats about 1000 people. It is a firetrap
of the most dangerous sort, a mere shack, patched together of
wood and canvas, narrow in the aisles and short of exits. The
use of such a structure for theater purp6ses should not be tolerated
for an instant: It j;ivites appalling disaster."
The building laws adopted by the Board of Supervisors after
the fire require that all theaters shall be of class A, fireproof
construction. Mayor \Schmitz apparently assumes the right to
repeal those laws 'and grant permits for firetrap theaters to his
friends. It is the charge against the municipal administration that
all restrictive legislation is converted into an instrument of black
mail or graft. Davis is given a permit for a firetrap theater by
Schmitz. The Mayor's men on the Police Board allow him to break
the law with impunity; The public can draw its own conclusions.
TRAVELING PUBLIC WEARY OF PROMISES
THE Call believes that General Manager Chapman desires, on
behalf of the United Railroads, to give San Francisco" the
best possible streetcar sen-ice, and to the accomplishment of
' that purpose no obstacles will be raised by this newspaper.
Good " service is what the traveling public wants and, our people
stand ready to pay vyhatever it may be worth — and, perhaps, more.
But if the corporation persists in giving us the shamefully inferior
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service of the last six months, or anything like it, there will arise
an irresistible demand for a reduction of streetcar fares.
Grave mistakes have been made by the management of the
United Railroads since the fire. It was a gross and unpardonable
outrage on public rights to tear up streets all over the city simul
taneously and leave them in that condition untouched for months.
The excuse suggested for this action that it was done to vest title
under doubtful franchises or permits only aggravates the offense.
The result on the streets has been deplorable. Dangerous bogs
have been created in leading thoroughfares and teaming has be
come enormously costly. It was wanton injury.
We have had promises piled mountain high by the United
Railroads, but promises will not pave streets— at least, not in San
Francisco. The citizens have been climbing over the good inten
tions of the corporation #for six months. They would rather get
joff and walk. The switchback trick that dumps in the
j morasses. of the burned district " at all hour? -of day and, night
I is. the # cause of natural and bitter resentment. Mr. Chapman prom
ises that it will be stopped. It should never have begun.
\u25a0\u25a0.. It seems as if the business of the corporation had been. run
by amateurs. It is time to stop rainbow chasing, quit making
promises and begin performance. ; : {- __ &M
THE verdict reached by a jury in the United States Circuit
Court in the case of a fire insurance policy incorporating one
of the so-called "earthquake clauses" doubtless foreshadows
the result of all similar suits in which insurance companies
seek to avoid liability under their contracts. The Commercial
Union Company, one of the welching English concerns, sought to
avoid liability for damage by fire to property on California street
which, its lawyers maintained, was destroyed by. a fire started by
the earthquake at a considerable distance from the insured
premises.
The crucial point in the case lies in Judge. Whitson's ruling
that the burden of proof to show this connection between earth
quake-started fires and those that destroyed insured premises rests
on the insurance company. In a word, the presumption of law is
against such connection, and positive affirmative evidence will* be
required to rebut that presumption. It need scarcely be stated
that the welching companies will find it virtually impossible to pro
duce evidence of the character indicated.
:;; s;lnsurance; Insurance companies will be well advised in future to omit
altogether their earthquake clauses.; There is nothing to show for
them but a "bad reputation.
She— You haven't any confidence in
either candidate?
He — On the contrary, I have confi
dence In both. I believe all the things
-they say about each other are abso
lutely true. — II Mondo Umorlstico.
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Gyer — Higgins Is a remarkable man.
Myer- — In what way?
Gyer — Why. he can wait at the tele
phone without making pencil marks on
the desk pad. — Chicago News.
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Senior Partner — That new sten
ographer spells ridiculously.
Junior Partner— Does she? Well, If
she does, it's about the only word she
can spell, as far' as my observation
goes. — Somervllle Journal.
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Baron (who has ordered roast goose)
—Look here, waiter, that's an.X-ray
portion. . \
Waiter — How's that, sir?
Baron — Why, 6n*s can on 1 5* see bones
In It— no meat.— Wiener Caricaturen. \u25a0
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She— Before we were married you de
clared your willingness to do anything,
even to die, for my sake.
He — Well, if mine Isn't a living death
I don't know what Is. — Illustrated Bits.
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First New Congressman — How did
you catch the 6p«aker's eye?
Second New ; Congressman;— l bor
rowed a five " from him. — New York
Sun. - .
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"The toprano gave the choirmaster a
canary for: a birthday gift,"* remarked
tho contralto, "and he's named it after
her." lifrifflU'llfiffi •:'.:
"Quite. appropriate, eh?" replied the
tenor.
"Yes; I understand the bird can't
sing a little bit." — The Catholic Stand
ard and Times.
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"What we want to do," paid the
moralist, "Is to strjve for. the uplifting
of our fellow man."
"That is easy," said the flying ma-
What He Expected and What He Got
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THE USELESS EARTHQUAKE CLAUSE
In the Joke World
chine Inventor. "The difficulty Is to
keep him from dropping-back to earth
with a rude Jar." — Washington Star.
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Wife of a Colonial Officer (visiting
native village)— What a dear . little
child It Is. What's" your pet name,
dear?
The Dear — Kanavalugakalavakkiku
yajango. — Rire.
Stranger — What are your terms? :
Hotel Clerk— Rooms $1 up. \
Stranger — I'm a poet and I want —
Clerk — -Oh, in that case our terms are
$1 down. — Boston Transcript.
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"I say, I've been asked, to go shooting
next week. What ought I to give the
keeper?" •
"Oh, well, it depends where you hit
him. you know." — The Tatler.
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Two men, walking in from the foot
ball game yesterday afternoon,, were
asked by a woman standing in a door
way on Broadway how the game came
out. •;. .'\u25a0';\u25a0"\u25a0• ••'" ". "" \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0."." \u25a0 •
"Nothing to nothing," one
man.
"Is that so?" the woman said. "Well,
who won?"— Denver Post.
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, Teacher— Johnny, do you know the
effects of alcohol on the cells of the
brain?
Johnny : — Naw, ,but I know de effects
! on de cells of destatipn-house.'— New
York Press. '
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Sub-editor — Here's './another; letter
1 from that man who signs himself ''Vox
T»opuli." " . gggffi
Editor— What hashe. got to say now?
Sub-editor— He .\u25a0•.writes to inquire if
! we will kindly . Inform . him -what; "vox
populi" means.— Tit-Bits. •
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I "Don't you think, Mabel, It was fool
' ish ~ of ' us\to have/such an expensive
wedding?", , : *' '\u25a0' -\u25a0
"Yes, ; dear, but .we'll both k,now " bet*
ter'next time."— UXe.
Gossip of the Doings
of Railroad Men
General Manager E. E. Calvin left
last night for the north to meet J. C.
Stubbs, Judge R. S. Lovett and R. P.
Kchwerin, who have been attending the
meeting of the Interstate Commerce
Oomnjission in Tortland. The party
will travel in a special car as far as
Shasta, where, .if the weather is pro
pitious, a stay ofva clay or so will be
made. Judgft LoVett attends to all
the business of the Harrlman lines and
has represented the rfarriman interests
several times before the Interstate
Commerce Commission.
Chief Engineer W. B. Storey of the
Santa Fe has arrived here from Topeka
to take charge' of the work of repair
ing the Franklin tunnel. He thinks
that it will be fully three weeks be
fore the tunnel will have been put into
good shape and the line opened for
traffic. With Storey is 11. C. Phillips,
who built the , San Francisco North
western. . Storey /built the tunnel and
Is better acquainted with the situa
tion than any other man. There is
about 250 feet to be built and the dlfn
culty Is enhanced owing to the ground
being mushy. There are over 600 men
at work on the tunnel. In the mean
time all Santa Fe trains are being
detoured over the Southern Pacific
Hnea from San Pablo to Bay Point, a
distance of twenty-four miles.
"They are all praying for a spell of
fine weather in the southern part of
the State," observed a traveling freight
mnn^yesterday, who has just returned
from' the south. "Oranges are begin
ning to movo .freely and though the
growers have been advised not to ship
too freely^ that is/ not over 100 to 125
cars a day, I am afraid they will dis
regard that advice and. ship as fast as
they can. There will not be many
cheap oranges out of California this
season, provided "the shippers do not
get alarmed' and commence to rush
shipments and get stampeded on prices.
It would be well for them to be con
servative for the next thirty days. If
they should do that the crop would be
marketed without any particular
break. \u25a0. The figures for the orango
shipments far last week were: Total
for the seven days, 305 cars, against
352 for the same -week a year ago.
The total up to yesterday was 2540,
of which 465 cars were lemons. Last
year to) the same date the figures were
4092 carloads of oranges and 646 cars
of lemons. They are just about 2000
cars behind last season."
George W. Colby, general agent of
the Great Northern, is on a business
trip tHrough the Sacramento and San
Joaquln valleys.
E. M. Pomeroy, who attends to the
freight end of the Pennsylvania lines,
and Harry Buck,, who looks after the
passenger, business, are both In South
ern California. . .
F. X. Kollock, district freight and
passenger, agent of the Pennsylvania
lines in Portland, is in the city on a
visit. " •
,V'C. J. Jones, assistant general freight
agent of the Southern Pacific. . is con
fined to his home with an attack of in
flammatory rheumatism. •
Captain John Leale, one of the best
known captains in the service of the
Southern Pacific, will 1 depart Monday
on a leave of absence of two weeks.
The captain will visit the southern
part of the. State and will go as far as
San Diego.! ;
Personal Mention
R. J. Warner Is at the Majestic from
Buffalo.
N. X: Bigelow of New York is at the
Majestic. :"-- - \u25a0,\u25a0 \u25a0 - '
Senator 'George D. Pyne of Goldfleld
is at the St. Francis.,',
J. A. Morrison of Chicago is regis
tered at the Dorchester, v
Allen Wright of South\McAhsler7
Ind. T., Is at the.Palaco. •;
R. R. Leslie, a -mining man of.' Cop
peropolis,: is at the' Palace..
H: Woods ; and; Mrs. Woods Chi
cago are at the r St. Francis.
W. A. : Shockley^ and Mrs^Shockley
are at the Palace from Tonopah.
r Senator H.W.- Lynch and Mrs. J,ynch
of San Luis Obispo are at the Jeffer
son.' -. '
C. I* Carpenter and George i 1i 1 South
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New and Old Verse
OVER THE SEA TO SKYB
Sing me a song of a lad that is gone.
Say, could that, lad be I? \u0084,
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Mull was astern. Egg on the port,
• Rum on the Starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in his iouI;
Where Is that glory now?
Sing meja song of a lad that Is gone.
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Give me again, all that wa« there.
Give /me the sun that shone; .
Give me the eyes, give me the soul.
Give me the lad that's gone!
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Sing me a song of a lad that Is gone.
Say. could that lad be I? .
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Billows and breeze, islands and seas.
Mountains of rain and sun.
All that was good, all that was fair.
All that was me Is gone! \
—Robert Louis Stevensen.,
7TOT THEY WHO SOAR
Not they who soar, but they who plod
Their rugged way. unhelped to God
Are heroes; they who higher fare.
And. flying, fan the upper air.
Miss all the toll that hugs the sod.
'Tis they whose backs have felt the
- rod, C**'£~:-
Whose feet have pressed the patn un
shod. ~ '\ -
May smile upon defeated care»y ... 1
Not they who soar.
High up there are no thorns to prod.
Nor bowlders lurking 'neath the clod
To turn the keenness of the share.
For flight Is ever free and rare;
But heroes they the soil who've trod.
Not they who soar.
— Paul Dunbar.
SUGGESTIONS TO A FEW OLD OXES
If I were John D. Rockefeller
Td riae on New Year's Day
And try to see Just how to b«
' More potent for fair play,
And on my heart I'd place one hand
And raise the other high,
And, caring not what others thought,
I'd swear off on mince pie.
If I were "Uncle Joseph" Cannon ,
I'd make a New Year's vow —
No, no, not that — I might stand pat,
As "Uncle Joe" does now;
But I my good right hand would raise
And heavenly grace implore,
And swear in forty-seven ways
To use cuss words no more.
If I were Platt. thin, bent and feeble.
I'd start the New Year right.
Though fools might scoff, by swear
ing off
And dropping out of sight;
I'd make a vow to try somehow
Through all- the days to be
To shun each fair one with a snara
She wished to spread for me.
If I were Leopold of Belgium
On New Year's Day I'd place
Upon my heart my hand and start
Forth with -a beardless yface.
And I would swear by every trick
Which cunning could provide
To .keep disguised, so that Old Nick
Might not know when I died.
— Chicago Record-Herald.
THE SPECIALISTS
I met ai specialist one day.
He would not pass me by.
But said in a peculiar way:
"You have an eye!"
Too bad, too bad, too bad!
I felt, by Jove. I had! ~
He took my case In charge,
Now I must go around
Three times a week until,
I fear, the trump shall sound.
Another day by chance
I came a person near,
Ho said, with eagle glance,
"You have an ear!"
I clapped ray hand to head,
"Txvas there, upon the dead!
He took my case in charge.
And now at 2 p. m.
On every, other day
I pass an hour with him!
'Twas on a Friday cve —
Unlucky' 1 (Jay. in sooth —
A man remarked: "Believe
You have a tooth!"
There wasn't c'en a doubt.
The secret dark was out!
He took my case In charge.
And when he isn't busy
Ho drills for' fun on me
Until I'm fairly dizzy!
But worst, oh.' worst: oh, worst!
A widow full of art
I met! She said at first:
"You have a heart!"
Too bad. too bad, too bad!
I found in fact I had!
She took my case in charge,
And now, unlucky man,
I always go around
As' often as I can!
—Florida Times-Democrat.
TRITE MEASURE OF A MAX
tt is not his loud professions fron the
pulpit or the pew
And not his seeming kindly acts when
In the public view: \
'Tis by his evening nreside he stands
before the screen
And there the imp. or angel, the churl
or king, is seen.
The world may smile and call him great
and greet him with a cheer.
But If. when day has ended and even
tide draws near.
His wife grows heavy hearted and his
, children pale with fright.
His soul is ugly, black and mean — an
j inch or so in height.
He may be known to very few, but
v^, those who know him best
Await his coming footsteps as the sun
sinks down to rest.^
There are faces at the window, look
ing up the, lonely street.
Then a scramble, for .the doorway and
a rush of eager feet;
The" eldest takes his dinner box, the
next one takes his hand,
And the youngest, on his shoulder.
rides along In.triuniph grand.
The good wife leaves the kitchen to
see the merry throng .*'
With a smile upon her features and
within her heart a song.
In the world of men and letters he may
. be of pygmy height, v
But he towers to the heavens when wo
measure- him aright.
—New, York Mail
wick of New York arc at the Dorches
ter. ,
A. E. Smith and Mrs. Smith of New
York. are at the Majestic Annex.
- C.--W. Ayers, a mining man of Mexico,'
isat the Jeffersfrn 'from Jamestown.
-* P. C. Kenyon and Mrs-Kenyon of D-?s
Moines are registered : at : the Majestic.
W. H.. Demi ns and Mrs. Demln? have
returned to the St. Francis from Menlo
ParkVfg^
W. P. Mariner of French Gulch has
returned to ; the Jeff erson after a trip
to bis Mexican mines.
\u25a0--\u25a0 Howard H. Lewis • and = Mrs. Lewis of
Seattle and the Misses Lewis are regis
tered at the St. Francis. X
'; A; C. , Andrain ; and Mr*. Andraln, Al
fred Nelson and Mrs. Nelson . of , New
York are at tb.«st. Francif.
JANUARY 26, 1907
The Smart Set
MRS. LEONARD CHENERY and
Mrs. Ralph Warner Hart were
the hostesses at a very charming
bridge- party yesterday after
noon at Mrs. Chenery's home on Pa
cific avemie and Baker street. As^lrs.
Hart has recently gone to San Rafael
to live, she and Mrs. Chenery decided
to entertain together on this occasion
a number of their mutual friends, and
the affair proved a most enjoyable one.
The attractive apartment was prettily
decorated with greens and carnations
of various hues. Many of the most
expert bridge players In the city were
present and there were some hotly con
tested games for the handsome boxes,
made -of exquisite Chinese embroid
eries, which were offered as prizes.
Those present were Mrs. Jessie Pattm
Berry. Mra. Neibltng. Mrs. Walter
Smith, Mrs. Eugene Freeman. Mrs.
Henry Clarence Breeden. Mrs. Douglas
Watson. Mrs. W. H- La Boyteaux. Mr?.
Wakefield Baker. Mrs. Edward Pond.
Mrs. Harry Jenkins. Mrs. Alfred Baker
Spalding. Mrs. Deering. Mrs. Lester
Herrick, Mrs. Willard Wayman. Mrs.
Will Gerstle. Mrs. Paul Bancroft, Mrs.
W. P. Fuller. Mrs. William S- Perter,
Mrs. Charles Grimwood. Mrs. William
R. Sherwood, Mrs. George Shreve. Mrs.
Harry Nathaniel Gray. Mrs. John Rog
ers Clark, Mrs. Le Roy Nickel. Mrs.
Sherwood Hopkins, Mrs. William J.
Shotwell. Mrs. Hepburn. Mrs. E. Wai- ;
ton Hedges. Mrs. Sidney Cushlng. Mrs. ,
Grayson Dutton. Mrs. Henry Foster:
Dutton. Mrs. Robert Greer. Mrs. Roy |
IJndsay. Mrs. John Partridge. Mrs.
Humphreys, Mrs. Irving P. Moulton,;
Mra. A. D. d'Ancona. Mrs. Henry Wllllar,
Mrs. William Macdonald. Miss Ives.
Mrs. Henry Lund Jr. and Mrs. Edward
SchmledelL
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Mrs. Alexander Heyneman enter
tained most enjoyably at a bridga
party yesterday afternoon at her home
in Fillmore Btreet, a number of other
guests going In later for tea. Mrs.
Heyneman will again entertain In this
pleasant way on Wednesday afternoon.
February 6, on which occasion about
five tables of guests will be present.
Among those who played bridge yes
terday were Mrs. Eugene Bresse. Mrs.
Squire Varick Mooney, Mrs. Maurica
Casey. Mrs. J. C. Meyersteln, Mrs. J.
Parker Currier. Mrs. Walter Kauf
mann, Mrs. M. G. Holcombe, Mrs. Dar
ragh. Mrs. Gerrit L. Lansing. Mrs.
Clement Bennett. Mrs. M-H.de Young.
Mrs. Henry J- Morton. Mrs. Alexander
Wilson. Miss Palmer, Mrs. Noble Eaton.
Mrs. Thomas Huntington and Mrs.
Martin Regensburger.
Those who came In for tea were Mrs.
Herbert Morrow, Mrs. Charles /Z.
Stovel, Mrs. Julian Sonntaff. Mrs. Sam
uel Shortridge and Mrs. Frank Mathieu.
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Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Carolan will
entertain at a large bridge party this
evening at their handsome home. The
Crassways, at Burlingame. which prom
ises to b« another of tho delightful
events of the winter. About fifty gue3t3
will be present, nearly all of whom are
to be from Eurlinganie and San Mateo.
Mrs. Watson D. I'ennimore was the
hostess at an informal telephone bridge
party yesterday afternoon at' her h<>me
in Pacific avenue, at which five tables
of guests were present. Mrs. Fenni
tnore will entertain at another of th^se
pleasant informal affairs on Saturday
afternoon, February 2.
News comes from Washington. D. C.
of the charming tea given recently by
Mrs. C Ewald Grunsky, formerly of
this, city. Jn honor of the debut of her
daughter. Miss Kate Gruns!«\j It was
distinctly a Calif ornian affair, both us
to the receiving party and a largo
number of the guests and also in the
delightful spirit of hospitality which
marked the occasion. The 'house was
filled in every nook and corner with
exquisite flowers sent to the charming,
debutante. In the drawing-room pink
was the predominant shade ;;nd
were used in great profusion. Yellow
blossoms were used in the reception
room and red was the color of the
decorations in the dining-room, poin
settias being used there. Mlns Grunsky.
the pretty debutante, was gowned in
rvile green chiffon, with a garniture of
dainty, pink rosebuds.
Receiving with -Mrs. Grunsky and
her daughter were i!i.<s Henrietta
Stadtmuller and Miss Lillian Stadt
muller of this city, who were guesta
in the Grunsky household: Mr*. Frank
P. Flint, Mrs. E. C. Robinson. Mrs.
Daniskin. Mrs. L. Sleeth. Airs. W. C.
Allen. Miss Jean Pedlar of California.
Miss Pansy Perkins. Miss Madge James.
Miss Ethel Whitney and Miss Gladys
Jamesu . * Mrs. Grunsky is taking an
active interest In church work in the
Eastern city and/ was a leader in the
Christmas sale, preceded by an evening
entertainment, given by the ways and
means committee. Mis. Grunaky, chair
man, of All Soul 3' Church. It was a
very beautiful affair and the proceeds
amounted to nearly $2000. most of the
credit for this going to the popular
Mr. and Mr 3. Charles Jossteiyn. Miss
Mary Josselyn. Miss Gertrude Josselyn,
Miss Marjorie Josselyn and Miss Myra
Josselyn expect to leave on February
6 for New York and will sail from there
very soon afterward for Europe. They
wili go directly to Paris and will spend
several months there. Mr. Josselyn,
who has been seriously ill, is con;
valescing rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Mclntosh
ami ihetr family, who have .hud a
house In Clay street during the winter,
returned a day or two ago to their -
country place at Woodside. where they
will spend the spring and summer
months.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Svdiey L. Joseph, for
merly Mls3 Emily R^s-nstirn. who have
been in Santa Barbara since their mar
riage early in the v.-inter, will arrive
hero about February 1 and will spend "
a month as the guests of Mrs. Joseph's
father. Dr. Rosenstirn. They will go to
Europe early in March for an indefinite
stay.
Answers to Queries
EIRE DEPARTMENTS— A. B. C.
City. In order to obtain accurate in
formation as to the strength of the fire
departments in Los Angeles. Oakland
and Seattle, write to the chief engineer
of the department in each of the cities
named.
MINING BUREAU— Subscriber. Pa
cific Grove. Cal. The State Mining Bu
reau \3 still iocated in the ferry build-
Ing. San Francisco, to which all com
munications relative to minerals should
be addressed.
WAR — M., JL. Crows Landing, CaL
There is no international law that de
clares that if two nations are inclined
to go to war that the other nations
must give consent to allow them to ea
gage In warfare/
SETTLING JAPANESE QUESTIO.Y
Marriage — At Osaka, on the 2Sth De
cember. 100«. Eernard Thomson to Kel
bate— Japan Advertiser.
,»»»„ » ns i£ nd 8 9» l - Srlace fruits and can-
Emporium, Post and Van Ness.
lenda st. St " and 1203 * n <* I S3 <> v »'

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