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MONDAY
The SttFrancisc&Call
"JOHN D. SPRECKELS. . . ... Proprietor
CHARLES ;w:HdRNrCK.. .General Manager
ERNEST'S. SIMPSON Managing Editor
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FATE OR A DEBATING SOCIETY
JULIUS KRUTTSCHNITT; director of maintenance for the
I Harriman railroads, suggests by. way of preventive for railroad
f| accidents complete publicity of the: details, so that, as he
says, "the persons responsible for accidents, whether officers or
laborers, should be known to the public in order that they may be
made to feel the weight of popular displeasure."
There is virtue in the suggestion, although it seems to be at- war
with the theory promulgated some years ago by Mr. Kruttschnitt,
when he announced. in explanation or excuse for a disastrous series
of wrecks in this . neighborhood that "railroad accidents come in
cycles." At that time Mr. Kruttschnitt seemed to believe that
nobody in particular was responsible. The deadly cycle was in
operation and had to work itself out. There was nothing to be dpne
but sit down and wait for the end of the malign period. It was fate.
Now Mr. Kruttschnitt has come round to the belief that the
fate of railroad trains may be molded by public opinion. Something
might be done in that way. Vl f the engineer who overruns a signal
and smashes a trainload of passengers were held up to public execra
tion it might possibly make other trainmen more careful. But we
fear that Mr. Kruttschnitt is offering us impossible counsels of
perfection. The practice of railroads has been the very opposite of
what he advises, and this for the reason that full disclosure of negli
gence by the employes lays the foundation for damage suits:_ . - u?5
Mr. Kruttschnitt's second attempt to relieve railroad, managers
from responsibility for accidents is no more prosperous than his firstl
It might indeed be wiser to leave the railroad train to its fate than
to commit it to the tender mercies. of a debating. society. %
LITTLE DOING IN CONGRESS
r \u25a0 iHE short session of Congress produces little but appropriations.
I A record-breaking river and harbor bill and big money for in-
J_ creasing the navy will be chief performances of the present
$• session. The only important measure so far passed is that pro
hibiting campaign contributions by corporations, which may be
classed among laws intended rather as a guarantee of good faith than
"for enforcement. It is obvious that the law will be easy of evasion,
but Congress can at least point to evidence of good intentions and
duty done.
In addition to these measures, something may be done to re
< strict immigration, including that from Japan, but the fate of this
i measure is quite uncertain. There are many snags in its path and it
may fall by the wayside. ,
Among the important proposed legislation likely to fail of enact
ment the following measures are listed :
Any additional railroad legislation, including that fixing railroad pas
senger fares and mileage tickets.
Regulation of child labor; declared to be a matter - solely for States,
with which the National Government cannot deal.
Increase of pay for Government employes, with! the possible exception !
of the army and navy.
Reorganization of the personnel of-'the navy.
National licensing of corporations, which President Roosevelt so stren
: uously has urged.
Removal of tariff bars on Philippine products.
Abolition of the right of injunction in labor cases.
Change in_jates of postage and standards of classification of second
' class matter. « \u25a0 '• • ..
Prohibition of the sale or save upon lease, of <;oar and other
' mineral lands.
Some unimportant tinkering with -the.; currency system may
jbe done, but most of the reforms ; so urgently advocated by the
; Presidentare likely to fail, j- .;•,/ 1;., *
SOCIALISM AND BUTTER
,1 fR- UPTON SINCLAIR, author of "The; Jungle/- is moved
; |\/I\ /I to wrath because the correspondent ; of] af Boston paper com
iVx Pained of the quality- of tlfe buttery furnished for. the: : table
of-Mr. Sinclair's sociairstic colony at'Eiiglevvood, X \u25a0 J.V- Mr:
Sinclair exclaims that it was? an; abuse of hospitaliity i for the Boston
i newspaper man to visit the colony, "partake of itsffare and then offer
j injurious criticism of the butter. We think so^too, and we;are.in
': dined to regard with suspicion an argun^eht against- Socialism based
on the quality of \u25a0 its food. 5 Mr. Siriclai^adds^cl'^lr.Sanbprn criti
cises us for not setting a table which jsu'its hisi fastidious tastes! ;\Ve
pay for what we eat and also for what Mri Sarib^rh ate" ; it would
seem as;if we were privileged, to put what We like upon the. table."
It; may be admitttd that , Mr. Sinclair; has the .best of tlie- con
troversy. Experiments -in Socialism afe"^ not 'irij ured by criticisiii
from the outside. Rather are lthey, strengthened, because the stuff
of which martyrs are made* welcomes persecution^ and; hugs its;in
juries. There is; nothing like a^good, \virm; sense to'
.hold a community together. If we. revile them f,or the strength of
their butter. they hang together all: the closer. . ; ' -
Mr. Sinclair's experiment: is not new. Socialism has' often been
tried before, on a greater ; or less scale and "the : communities have
fallen apart by theirown weight, but have never yet been disfupted
by the quality 'of the 'ibutter. The :BostoiK man; complained
depressing ."valetudinarian atmosphere"; that .preyailed^ambng %c
colonists. Mr. Sinclair replies that the editor of a: New York
magazine, "a Southern woman of somewhat aristocratic tastes^ 7 but
not otherwise: .identified, had written .to him, to f say i "The ; look; of
•delight and, I- might> almost' say,; of ecstasy upon the i'^faces of -the
people I met in your hsme reminded- me. of >the;sa^ieYexpiessi6ir..r
have seen on tWe faces of^people in a camp meeting after areviyar.''
Mr. Sinclair quotes fthis with ; evident approval/-' and; we incline
!to believe that the; magazine editor of somewhat aristocratic tastes ;
EDITORIAL PAGE
is more accurate than the grouchy -Boston man who could not stand
up against the butter. - So long as that camp meeting feeling lasts;
riot all the bull butter that ever; came out of Packingtown ; will "• be
strong enough to disrupt the colony. ; ... ;\u25a0 '.
MORALS AND IMMORALS OF THE THAW CASE
JOHN A. NEWCOMER, municipal Judge in Chicago.. was asked
to preach at the Institutional Church^ of that city, and he chose
the Thaw case for: his^text. He found four important lessons,
which were: * .
Mothers, pay. more attention to the moral welfare of your children,
and especially of your daughters.
: Beware of the disease— money blindness. .There is no question but that
the money used by Stanford White -on j the ; Nesbit , family is what brought
the final woe! . M rs.\ Nesbit was money , blind. .. • '
Beware of-'evil, associates. It is' seldom a man ever goes 'down to
perdition but that he takes some one with him; and how. unfortunate it is
that it is more often a woman than a man. ; :^ .• „ : V
. Don't overlook the va^ue of a Christian -home.. The .three greatest
words, in, the English. flangu^ge are "mother, ' home and heaven." i
The, pastor of the church inquired of Judge Xe\ycomer if there
were; any Evelyn Thaw cases in Chicago,; and he replied that in
his experience; as. Stage's Attorney- he "had known ;scores of : them:
The same thing is true of the criminal record of ;fevery. considerable
city. The responsibility' rests on^ mothers^ i;Mariy; of^ them' affect : to
believe that' when their daughters reach the age of 16; they are able
to take care of themselves, when as a matter of fact they, need , more
care and watching at that period than at any other.
SOLON — M. F. A., City. Solon was
the most famous of ancient Greeklaw
srivers.. The application, of the expres
sion, "the Solon of the. South," to Ben
jamin R. Tillman, is to compare him to
Solon of old. . \u0084
RAILWAY— C. . W.. "Petaluma, Cal.
This -department does not advise; per
sons as^to how-.they. should invest
money for profit, „ and; f or .;, that
cannot advise you if an investment; in
the railway named .would; be a good
one.
ESPERANTO— O. S., Cloverdale, Cal.
CLUB WOMEN PLANTO SERVE COFFEE ON "CLEANING DAY"
THE Outdoor Art League depart
ment of the^California . Clvb 1 ; will
meet ;this afternoon and \u25a0; one of
.the principal, questions .to' come
up. will : be the matter r of the- as
sistance to be given by the members
of the league ; on the day"
planned for the clty.' ; ; Mrs. .Whit« vol
unteered for 'her .league to ald.'by sup
plying hot . coffee, at noon- to : the * wor k^
ers andihis offer riiet "with ;the ; liearty
approval , of Secretary • A.> ty. '^Scott of
the Streetr' Repair ••Association.' :. He
asked ;that'. ten stations; f or -tHe; distri
bution, of the coffee; be established,' but
this "\u25a0' seems hardly possible as the mem
bership of 'thci 'league -is" riot";; large
enough to care for ' so" many. - The matt
"ter will -be -dispussed! fully today t\how-'t \how-'
ever, and adecision , reached, as ,to how
many ' stations I may,Jbej provided.' . The
Telegraph 'HillS matter- will;alsb Jcome
up. ; As: the' Board' of at
the" request of the.Outdoorj Art>L ; eague,"
passed -an ordinance ;':to; ? ; lriclude.'.; the
preservatiori^of /.Telegraph; Hill.-, as "an
item to' be voted .upon- at:a.bond;elec
tion: to be called; -laterr plans; will \be
formulated : i' by*, the : members 'of ! the
league ', to S present the 'matter for : the'
consideration -of J: the. v people j who .will
be given,'; an^ opportunity ,to r - express
their,. wishes, regarding the i-'-makrngr, of
the-'hiirinto ; a -public vp'ark'.'*-"-'
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At the official; reqnest;qf ? theiOutdoor
Art^ Lea'sVe,', f orwarded'Ton^rfecCmber^ 5,
19(16, . Senator :;Geofge\C.';lPerkinsrcon
sultedathe-Secretary^of
wHh^a^vlew;\to.|ipVeparlriig^*;ay'b"ftr-,'ernf
powering. Congress " tol exchange";' timber
lands . In '.the^Goyernmerit jresecves - for
the~Calayeras^grbyesvof 'r;big?trees.\ A
response; tofth'e;c'omrnunlcationnyas; re
ceived ; f ronr Senator^Perkiris; saying; lie
would at once" takGTup,the";mattcr;.with
theJpropor. omcials -and if .'successful
would s ;' prepare v a"? bill Vcallirig^jfor; the
authorizatlon^tof makejan?exchangerof
timber ; ;lands^f6r,s the The,, bill
was^ prepared v under jUheTdlrect"*] super-;
vision of jthia'.Forest^Seryicel^Thls show;!
that ;\u25a0 Senator^: Perkins? succeeded "fin't in-"
teresting ;i the' entire> depar t'mentj in i the
plan 'j of \u25a0 exchange.^j News i|froms, 5 WasH-;
inEton^6n?Februaryj:i3^fia.idtthatHtire
SenateFcoriimitteeyonipiibllcJilaridslhad
favorably: reportedSal;blll.?^Toi' Create
Sunday, February 24
Answers to Queries
MARY ASHE MILLER
Esperanto is an -artificial language i in
vented by the Russian scholar,; Zumen
hof.< Its "vocabulary *is constructed on
only J such words as " are common to" all
European languagres.. The \ name is de
rived from the Italian; "Sperase," to
hope.. \u0084 . . ; :" *.;- • ' • \u25a0 .
WATER PRESSURE— I. H., City ; The"
/'water pressure, in pounds at the ordi
nary faucet in-this city" depends on the
location of the faucet, the 'size of the
mains , furnishing ; . the" water, the ele
vation : from:: which .'the . water comes
and other conditions."; '• . '\u25a0
the "Calaveras .Big Tree/National -For
est.'', \u25a0 It now: remains 'for Repfesenta<
tiveS. C- Smith; who' i'sfcaringifdr^the
bill. in- the lo.wer:, house,'; to,' get? the;, bill:
out. of the public: lands committee .when
In-, all' probability^it ; iyould;ibe^' passed 7
without '\u25a0 difficulty t"and i:th^ X groves, -f for
,wh"ose • preservation 'tiie.league' has toiled
for Beven:yearsY:,w6uld'be" acquired.",^ \.
The .plantingicomrnltteeihasjreceived
a . collection 'of choice" plants direct; from'
the '. Department;. "; : "of>; ir : Agriculture ; ."v at
>"arid 'also r 750 .packages.; of
seeds to, be] distributed\to;thosei having
cottages ..which * they jwish ~.to beautify.
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T,he -California, .Club, music .; section
will give ..its Jri'ext'prbgTairinieTon '.Wed
nesday; afternoon; at '.3:l o'clock; in t Cal
,vary Church ; lannex.Vii lt; will: consist -of
"A ; Glimpse ;; of {the /Musical I Expression
of the Colonial" Period," £by VMrs^'i Mar
ririer.-Campbell,'- illustrated by - music
of ;the period. 5 : ,i ,; : , :
.;\u25a0;\u25a0.. ; \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0" . .;\u25a0 .;\u25a0"• '\u0084. \u25a0 • •\u25a0;.- •;. ; •; \u25a0 ;'v -
. ;One;of 'the notable events: of. the;past
week : was f the": installation , of! officers "of
Tamalpais jj Chap ter ;• o { Z the ;"i Daugh ters
of » the /American 'Revolution, 'organized
. by the"' former..; members g of v the ;;Valen-.
tine Holt Soclety^oflthe- Children' of. the
"American i .- '{Revolution^ who s have
reached' the age; of U 8 \u25a0 yea rs. '^-The (exer-j
cises- were i.'!heldvln?Klngi Solomon's :Ma'f
sonic ;Temple,tn, the presence' of a. 1 large
audience.- - ; Thes Invocation was Coffered
.by'/ tlie ,: Rlght^'Rey.^' WillianiV>rFord
Nichols,* D.D.,^Bishop^bf 'Calif ornia.Tand
patriotic > music j wasj sung i.by|a"4quar-^
tet., [.The' \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0[following^officers vwerev in-;
stalled. i. by; Mrs. A:: S.VHubbard^,presi-J
dent of ,; theTvValeritine I Holt '?. Society}; of
the f Children ?of |the|Amerlj^nJ.Reyolu
tion arid herself afdescendarit of
tine;; ;Holts^of4 T^fame:.
Regent;; Miss JCarnielCMercedestOstrom:[
vlceiregentri'MissJHereriijPhillippstEd-*
jWardes; ' recording;' secretary,! Miss|Jes^'
sica / St. J . Jphrii'Smitten-.&.'correspondirig,
secretaryy/Mrii.-^HelenlGreenlHallojan;
treasurer. TVliss)';La~ura. vMaflef Sawyer;' 1
reelstrar4Jlissi Constance^ Jordan,^ his-:
toriarif|MissiMargaretlßrown. ;*;,= \u25a0. .
:: •,Follpwirig:*jthe\iristallation?MissJHele'n
Edwafdfs^presonte'df Mrs.vHub.b'ard.-\:lri
behalf p 6 f •;\u25a0 the i^Valentine tHoj lt I Sqcl c ty', J
wl th^^a^handsoriieyrecord /shield fof^an^:
tiqire-oak/supportiri'gja^smanjshieid^ofi
braas/;"'enameled:"in ! :iWhiteuaiid- ; r embf!N;
lish>dCwkh^th'e.^emble.m|ofltKeJ society .1
Thf> regent; Miss; Ostrom,%itheiiyiritio^'
duced Judge John V-'A: |Hosmer,"f presij;^
dent \of" the •California^ S6cietjr|o£| the;
The Teamster
The teamster is a wayward man, vl
It's very plain to see
He has to have the right of way ,
•In hauling out debris; - - '\u25a0 : -; :
And toting goods from shop to shop
He hasn't got the time; to stop—
\u25a0He's out- for quick delivery. \u25a0-?* -
The teamster is a fearless lad
Who grips his steady,; reins ' •'- • '\u25a0<
Upon a team: that blocks the way
Of trolley cars' and trains.
Pedestrians and auto men
Cari: curse the teamster— yes, and then
, Get laughed at for their pains. V:
The teamster, has a deep guffaw
Arid, swear, words," too.; Content he
Is : to' plod his ;giveri \u25a0 way. ; . A, \ :
i;The odds* are ten to twenty
That if he pilots upthe^street . ! - v - :
A team of dapple grays he'll beat
AVstfeet car 'good and plenty.
But not because his team is fast,
'His wagon is so" strong
That no one has .the. strength to cast ~
To shove the thing alony.
So everybody , stops and smiles
•To cheer the. teamster's weary miles
;^^.CWitn\^epithet-^not;'^ohg)^-^ : v t -."-
HARRIMAN'S ACHIEVEMENT
:: Mr.Harriman, by his control. In addi
tion to 'the ißaltlrnore and Ohio, of the
Union Pacific and Southern'Pacific:sys
tems, the Illinois -Central, 5 the Chicago
and Alton and '• the 7 Kansas City j South
ern,;'\u25a0.becomes America's \ first \^^ ftranscon
tinental",';; railway ' king", ';who_;oyer ;;his
own alines ..could \ run *: a ."coast : "to coast"
limited , from ; New *;York^to J San , Fran
cisco.'Not the] least; remarkable" feature
of ., the 'achievement Is i that it has been
accomplished \by ; one < who | Is^not a prac
tical'railroad "man.*— -New York World".
; Sons ; of the "American Revolution, '.who ;.
; delivered ;an eloquent address.' , Several:
applications; have;^already \,been '*\u25a0 , made
for .membership', and * the outlook . Js^eh
couraging..for .the; future} of the chap-*'
ter.-; '-.;:•\u25a0. . ; ' / BBg^MMljpC^
The California' club will hoid an .in-"'
; terestirig;meeting; > tomorow^,<which'.willi
.beiopen" to ? the i public,', no; giiest; cards "
jbeingi required, ; and . an \ invlta- •-.
tion' -being "£ J issued i~ to ''teachers - ( and*-
I mothers:s:pr.7David Starr .Jordan will >
deliver an .j on v '-The "Human^
\ Harvest," ?a ; ; peace ".. lecture. 10 The r pro-;/
gramme is in cliargejof the; department 5
;o; of > education', .'of '.which Mrs. 4. D. Sib- \u25a0
iley^is I , chairman: ; There- wi.ll be music \u25a0
iby,;Mrs. John R? t Gwynn,*vvlolihist;. Miss .
Camille • Frank, soprano, ; arid ; Mis s. Mol-]
lie : ;Pratt,%". pianist. £,v; Tuesday, ; a -week *
hence: will^be: social: day;^ arid' an { Inter- C
festingi; progr'arnriie ; is > promised: oh t that W
occasion.^ .>: Rev.'" C.vCalvert jSm'oot will;
speak' on, "The Past. 1 : Present, and. Fu- -
;. ture lof JWar,"2 and - Mrs.';Thbmas Nunan :
\u25a0and* Louis 'Albert Lars'enVwlll; sing.^with
Miss Grace ;"Johnsqnf as /accompanist.
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The San Francisco; Musical, Club, un
der '; the^"direction j:, of i Mrs. O.^K:. Cush-V
ing, ihas.held'Jts i meetings ifas .usual \ the '
first ;rand^ third ?.Thurßday.|mornings: hi*
. each 1 r month V since,: October JinV the par- <
r lors . of •; ; ; the V Unitariari'i Chu,rch:V;
jThe ; SchubertrLiszt; programme jon Feb- ,
;ruary47Awas;bfrunusu'alilnterest;->Mrs} 41
\ Birmingham |sangV the ? Schubert': cycle, 5 "
l i'Wint"ereise"-iftwenty-four.Bongs in a 11.',;
;Miss ;';N6ohtriet \ played . two S Schubert;
Liszt t:riumbers.*^"Aus i'der Wasser,' xv
\u25a0 SingenV,' and j' a 'Hark ! : Hark ! ':The , Lairk,'". .'
and ; Miss l Rauhut '.^beautiful %
: Liszt J concerto^ No.'j 2.7,;. This was- accom-""
•panied: onVa "second piano* 'by,'.: Mrs.
iCushlng; ; >\u25a0\u25a0. -'\u25a0.;> '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0: ';•. ; :.' \u25a0 ' :; -
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\which Mrs. Frank >\u25a0; D. ",
rßates^is; presideht,': : was ; largely attend
,'ed:|oniTuesdayjlastswhen8 the members
: .werei;;4dellghtfuny,^ r entertained,-;with^
(qualritioldigColoriialj,^ tunes— psalmody ';\u25a0
. arid^EnglishV ballads ;7'qf •' the '•;,
century. ""Mrs.^Marririer-Campbell- read
>anyriteresting;paper.:ae*scriptivei.of 'theY :
; music, of ithat*,perl6d,^illustrated' f by r the/
I. follqwirigi^vocalists:^: Treble,^Misses '\u25a0\u25a0:.
;Isabel jfKerr^lrmyJßf ockmani* Mrs.* Fred f
sßirleri>;]alto;HMiss3Ze,naJßoberts;» tenor/
- 11 i Kinney ; " bass.'l Hen ry.r L^ k Perry ; ;.• ac
(companist;^Mrs.VJjilia'?Tharp'j Young. -
Club? held : Us; regular f meet- v
:ing^6npThursday,^Feb"ruaryjfl4,^Mrs?^
Frances ;, Cobb/r the \u25a0•\u25a0; president, < in i the
The Insider
Tells how chef dulled Judge Graham's joke,
narrates how Artist Dickman humbled
Artist/Peters and writes of Marion Wells
; Chef Turns Laugh
v ojq Judge Grah am
as is consistent Avith the dignity; of a presiding officer of the Superior .bench
is a factor' of. the daily life of his court with which the attorneys who practice
there^have. learned to. reckon upon. More than one of* them has Jeft the
judicial presence in confusion as a result of the, play- of wit from the bench.
But itVfellto the lot of an applicant for citizenship honors to even up the
score, and I .am told that the affair still rankles in his Honor's breast. ...
1.-*-'* Under : the; new Federal" naturalisation laws, which 'require _ a "test of
the applicant's general i knowledge arid fitness for citirensKip, amusing situa
tions are naturally arising, and Judge Graham, who; handles the 'balk of
.these- cases, has made the most of them. One of; the applicants at the la/^jT
hearing^was' the' French chef of a big hotel. Satisfied with the answer t6
the; formal questions Judge Graham suddenly and unsmilingly put "a final
poser: .-,:.• - ; '
.."You say you are a chef? What is thq difference between a teal. duck
and a pheasant?" '
Just as quickly and fully as seriously came the answer:
"Forty cents, your Honor." ...
Dog Keeps Watch
•Beside Its Dead
then a cable car rolled on with a splash of red in 'the dust of -ar wheel nange,
while the body of a dog lay in a gutter at the curb. It had been a common,
low-bred, ill-lo6k*ing street cur, more used to Ihe snap of a whip lash at
its' jear than the thud of a morsel of food at its "side, yet the ending of this
insignificant, outlaw existence gave rise to an incident which attracted the
notice of dozens -of chance pass^rsby during the next few hours:
Another, dog— bigger than the first, and with an unkempt, djrty coat of
black hair which told that he, too, was a denizen of the streets — found
the' body' of. its former." playmate. He sniffed it at; first -without under
standing, and then brute devotion asserted itself. He became a sentinel
at the side of the mangled carcass in the gutter, and the vigil was unbroken
to the time that darkness had cleared the street ot pedestrians. Not another
dog approached the place but was warned away with a snarl, while a-growl
and show of yellow fangs greeted the tqjp curious person "whp lingered a
minute in passing. The guard was evidently maintained to the end^ for
the next morning the body hadbeen removed, and the watcher, too, was gone.
Dick man's Retort
Subdues Peters
among those : whom fame has marked for her own, , and his admirers have
helped fame, along by. naming a street in. Monterey Dickman avenut".. ~.
v v- Charles 'Rollo Peters; hearing the story and thinking it good sport to
chaff Dickman on his ready-made immortality, called him up over the tele
: phone, and addressed him thus: j. .. .„
{\u25a0 ', "I hear you are getting to be such a great man that- they hSve named
the town after you."
.In . searching for, a, tender spot on which to land his reply Dickman
remembered Peters' truly artistic- financial system. Quick as a flash came
the answer: "No, they were thinking of it, but they gave it Up- and decided
to call the place Peters-borrow."..
i Southern Veteran v£
for G.AiR.
She occupies - the same high position in the society of the peninsula that
she held-prior to the quake and fire. Regarding.her history it ican be noted
that she was created- by the late Marion Wells, ' Bohemian and sculptor.
1 Wells came to Sari Francisco, from the Lake Providence region of Louisiana.
i He was a cadet in school when the Union armies invaded Louisiana and
went forth valiantly "with the Confederate students to repel the invaders.
This 1 incident was- not dwelt upon Vhen. his design was accepted for a
; triumphal arch across Market street on the occasion of the first encamp
ment of -the. Grand Army in San Francisco. All the veterans recognized
the fact that the arch was a, "thing of-beauty," and those .who knewofthe
sculptor's military career reflected that his reconstruction was .complete.
Wells designed the Marshall monument in honor of the man who discover^*
gold in California. " V
McKinley Not to
Be; Regent Again
therefore, that the Judge does not crave the honor. It is possible that in
the twist and turn of affairs the services of Regent R. J[. Taussig-may.be
retained. ,: :.. ' \u25a0\u25a0 . . ' . ,_r^^
chair. .Rarely. has ,a more
programme been presented ; to the club,
a;. large . representation ''of members
testifying .to its merits by \u25a0'hearty: and
frequent applause/ Mrs.* Charles Crush
ing; Iloagr ; gave .. an v'extremely , instruc
tive; and \u25a0 Interesting; talk; on "The Lan
guage of Indian Basketry,", Illustrating
her; remarks by \u25a0 someirare and } beau tl- :
ful baskets from I her. large, and" valu
able-collection. \u25a0•-- Miss Alda Mcßridtj
rendered most charmingly two of Schu
bert's^ songs.i \u25a0 VThe 2 Maiden's ."Lament"
and ; "Who { ls* Sylvia?": Miss Etta Par
sons 'also -sang -delightfully V.Tirrn Ye
to'; me," an '- old -Highland , melody, arid
"Twickenham 'v Ferry:" Miss .: Lillian
&w&l6_of; Oakland added, greatly 'to the
en joyment and merriment!. of the after
noon by her rendition^ of "The New
Baby," ; by - May Isabel Flskh . . .: :
The next - meeting; of the club ,\u25a0 will
take^ place on- Thursday, ; February 28,
and will : be l devoted s to a recital • iby.
Miss , Agnes. Marie Noonan.
; ,« • : , • "\u25a0 • - \u25a0_ • ; '\u25a0 - ' .
7 .The Daughters .of , California ,'Pioneers
will hold/a s social meeting this after
noon for ; which {each ; member .will have
one' guest icard ; and : at : which the" pro
gramme Vwlll be" in charge of Mrs. Wil
liam ,A. Deane.^j^aggaaggtgHl
, The Cap (and; Club met on
Personal Mention
, L. Go "Warren 1 of: Seattle Is at the Ma
jestic. \u25a0 BBhWWBWBBSEBI
C. R. ..Wisdom of : Chico* is 'at the St.
Francis."
M. K. Brigstocite of St. Louis is at the,
Jefferson. " '_ .' V .
Mrs. J.iS> Morgan. of Los Angeles is
at the Palace." '
"; J. \u25a0 AY: Jossirian of Pontiac, ; Mich7 is 'at '
the St. Francis. '\u25a0'"
Frank^E/' : Wa!sn is :,at the Majestic
from Los; Angeles. :v.: v .
\u25a0,wr.;T. Albeftson of Nevtr. Philadelphia,.
Ohlo,'fla'at»the^Hanilin.->'': :
.vOtißvF.;Kimball and Mrs. Kimball of;
Boston -are 'at ii the ' Palace.'
Vfmiriing:, engineer of
Reno; la at: the St. ; Francis.
, W. ; S.^ Llewellyn - and " Mrs; - Lievrellyii
of Lienyer i are " at 'the Dorchester, \u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0:\u25a0 "
JUDGE GRAHAM'S propensity for get
ting .as much fun out of -the serious
letral business which comes before * him
There, was an accident on California street
the other day that ended L a life— just a- low
whine of pain, the grinding of brakes, and
You can't : ,be famous in these day* .withova
having street named after you,' it seeras^
Charley Dickman, artist and clubman, U
The "lady" -i on the City Hall ha» received
a\ vast deal of ' : attenti6h f rom* "residtfnts^.and
visitors since; the. morning of^ April 18 taat.
The whispering that Judge McKinley 0f,L03
Angeles will not be reappointed to the
Board of Regents is quite audible. I infer,
Thursday/last, their iclub "day luncheon
taking place at 12:15 o'clock at their
clubrooms on Bush street . The amend
ments proposed -"oh • January 16 wer»
voted on at this meeting and passed
a3 follows: ; < ". J ' •
Any member resigning may."' b« r-reinstatedr -re
instated upon, payment .of \u0084a ll arrear
ages, ,at the discretion of the. board
of directors. ". ......
Members , will he entltUd -,to , alno
guest cards during the club year.
The- house committee will consist of
three -members whose duty'- it will b«
to supervise the clubrooms. - - ;
After luncheon' and business trans
actions the following j programme "was
rendered under the direction -of 1 Mrs.
V. M.* Law: -. . - .' t
?A Trip toVVictoria, B. C.; j Mi'sß AUca
Barker; paper. Miss Mabel Freeman
humorous selection. Mrs* H.JV^Tri<iou
paper, Mrs. J. S. Crittenden.'* Wit *nd
humor— Mrs. G. C Barnhart.Mr«.-J o
Bouse. Mrs. W. D.- Carroll. 'Miss -M'TA"
Schroth. Mrs. V. .M. Law. - "A » Little <
God ; and'a" Machine." Mrs. ' Louise " L.
Gage; ."A Curious Dream." Miss Caro
line A. Snook. \u25a0- : , ».
Women's clubs throushnut the St3te
are Invited >to comm u n!ea te \u25a0 \u25a0 n«w» of
their orsaßlzatloaa to this departmeßt
Elmer E. Smith and-W. D. Callender
are at the Dorchester fjrom»New York
_^C.yF. :^Vl»lte/ Mrs. White andy Miss
White of Seattle . are at the f Majestic
Annex. . . • ... . ; . .
vG. P. Harding, a business man of
Minneapolis, is a guest at -the* Hotel
' # T^ J " *'*"n" n » t ron« and Mrs. Armstrong
of ;jfew Westminster. B. C:;>re at "the
Jefferson. \u25a0 -.;•-. - : ;-.-.- ,-
i Among , the re'eent arrivals X at Vh«
Hamlln 'are' E. E. Henderson an<ij»W
of Los Angeles. .; *\»
Albert -HansVn; a leading jeweler "of
the c .Northwest, and' Miss Lily 4 Hansen
are at the St. Francis from Seattte.
H- J. Sanders and wife of Chicago
who , are yon ;thelr way to Southern
\u25a0Sk nartlpen4lnsn artlpen4lns & few daya »t

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