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MONDAY
The San Francisco Call
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MR WHEELAN'S IMPEDIMENT
MR. FAIRFAX WHEELAN almost persuades himself that
the Republican League was justified in accepting campaign
contributions from public service corporations like the Home
Telephone Company, and apparently he bases his justifica
tion on his own good intentions. We freely concede the excellent
character of Mr. Wheelan's intentions, but there appears to be an
unfortunate impediment in his logic We quote from Mr. Wheelan's
statement issued to the press in this regard:
I now take this opportunity to declare absolutely, positively and without
reservation cf any form or of any kind, to the people of Saa Francisco, that
cot one dollar nor one cent, nor a.ny stun of money of any sue, large or small,
V.2.S solicited by the San Francisco Republican League upon any other ground
or received upon any other basis than the necessity of the city of San Fran
cisco being rescued from the grasp of boodlers and grafters.
And I now declare to the people of San Francisco, absolutely, positively
ard -svithotit reservation of any form or of any kind, that not one sum of j
coney, or any amount of any dimension, was contributed by any individual, j
£rm or corporation, public or private, to the San Francisco Republican League j
ppen any condition or upon any promise, expressed or implied, that thej
individual, the firm, the corporation, public or private, should be, because
of that contribution or for any other reason," allowed to direct the policy
of the league in any way, or -would be permitted to name any candidate or
candidates for any oSce or for .any position, or would be permitted to j
pledge any candidate or candidates to perform any sen-ice in its behalf,
cither before or after election.
We quite believe 2\lr. Wheelan's statement that no pledges
were exacted from the contributing corporations. Such things are
not mentioned "among gentlemen," but the obligation, although
not explicit, is none the less implicit. It is quite as real as if it
had been written down in black and white. For instance, one re
members that Boss Platt of New York, when asked about the under
standing on which the big life insurance companies made large
contributions to campaign funds which he handled, declared, like
Mr. Wheelan, that no specific agreement in regard to legislative
action was made, but being pressed further to explain the motive
and spirit that actuated these contributions and their acceptance
he admitted that a moral obligation to favor the political interests
of the contributing corporations existed, and, in fact, was observed.
Mr. Wheelan will scarcely pretend that a similar obligation did
not bind him and his associates, and in view of the subsequent
dubious activities of Mr. Detwiler of Ohio, Mr. Wheelan will not,
we imagine, assert that a desire for good government was the single
motive of this ready generosity. When Mr. Wheelan discovered
Toledo and Los Angeles spending money like a drunken sailor to
free San Francisco from boss rule a less single-minded person
might have been put on suspicion-
Mr. Wheelan pleads that they needed the money. The}' did
.not need the money, and it did them no good. The truth is that
the San Francisco body politic was very sick in 1905 and needed a
far more drastic medicine than that offered by the fusion doctors.
It was not to be cured by a fusion ticket that was sold out in !
advance to every corporation that wanted illegitimate favors. But;
the patient is feeling better now.
A VICIOUS AND GROTESQUE APPOINTMENT
/^\ OVERNOR GILLETT appears to share Johnny Mackenzie's
I fixed idea that the State of California owes him a living.
yjf How that debt was incurred no man is permittee! to know,
Eand Mackenzie will not tell. If Governor . Gillett -has any
knowledge of the basis of public obligation he keeps it to himself.
The appointment of Mackenzie as State Labor Commissioner
is a misuse of power as vicious as it is grotesque. It is an insult
to organized labor and an injury to the State. The labor that
Mackenzie has done for years is the water front politics of Herrin.
Labor Commissioner Mackenzie is, at his best, an offensive
practical joke worked off by the Governor on the people of (Cali
fornia. No consideration of fitness entered into the choice. The
appointment was, of course, dictated by Herrin. It is, in effect,
payment of Herrin's political debts with money of the State.
[There is useful public service to be done in the office of Labor
Commissioner., Mackenzie's predecessor did a" great deal of valuable
work for the State. It is unfortunate that this or any other public
'office should be used as merchandise for the payment of private
'political debts.
THE PERPLEXED MONEY CHANGERS
jrpiHE high financiers are reported by their attending- physicians
I to be in a perilous state of mind and in the agony of conflicting
J_ emotions they are torn. with doubt whether to fawn on Roose
velt or curse him with bell, book and candle. In this perplexity
:they have decided to do both. The -first thing they ask is that the
'President shall come out with some sort of reassuring statement
that he does not mean to tear up things by the roots. The assump
tion on vjrhich this plea is based illuminates the situation. Two
3'ears ago when Roosevelt urged the regulation. of. railway, rates by
the Government the financiers denounced the President and all his
ways to the limit of a Wall street vocabulary. The President told
them that thf y were making a grave^mistake ; to exhibit themselves
to the whole country in this attitude of irreconcilable opposition? to
a reasonable and moderate demand. T They are quite ready to admit
now that they did make a grave mistake. For what did they do?
They succeeded in creating a sentiment of violent opposition to
railroad politics all over the United States. The spectacle presented
by the array of all the forces in Congress knov/n to be corrupt in
opposition to the moderate measure of reform proposed by the Presi
dent, has been heeded. One result was that during. the; past winter
*the legislatures of. a score of States were busy passing restrictive
EDITORIAL PAGE
DISTRICT ATTORNEY LANGDON has announced that he will play no fa->j
vorites, high or low, powerful or weak, in the exposure and prosecution of graft and
other forms of political dishonesty. He has in his hands the evidence of corrupt prac
jtices at the Democratic primary in 1 904 committed in the interest of William R. Hearst,
who at that time was an aspirant for President and was bending every effort to secure the
California delegation to the Democratic National convention. There is in Mr. LangdonY
I possession ample evidence, documentary and oral, of the purchase of votes and the person-;
| ation of voters in the interest of Hearst.
Mr. Langdon cannot reject that evidence on the plea that* this is what he calls "a
newspaper fight." It is no more a newspaper fight than any of the other graft prosecu
tions, except for the fact that the offender happens to be a newspaper man. His prosecu-
I tion is not demanded because of his connection with a newspaper but because he is a pub
lic offender. If Mr. Langdon*s excuse were admissible, then newspaper men would be im
mune from prosecution for any sort of offense. It would be in Mr. Langdon's sense only
another "newspaper fight.**
The question for Mr. Langdon to consider is whether the accused has committed a
public offense. When he goes beyond that he exceeds his duty. When Mr. Langdon says
jthat he will not insider an accusation because it is a "newspaper fight" he exhibits him
self in a ridiculous and untenable position, besides giving the lie to his declarations that he
would play no favorites. •
Mr. Hearst is at the moment preaching political purity f to President Roosevelt at
the top of his voice. Here we find him engaged in the vilest form of political corruption,
hiring opium fiends and their like to steala primary election. The facts are notorious.
There is no secret about them and there is no denial. Mr. LangdonY duty is plain, no
matter what may be his affiliations, and his pledge to show no favor is equally undisputed.
statutes that seriously hampered the railroad business. The thing
has gone so far that the financiers are asking the President to do
something to stop it. They say they can't borrow any money with
the States clubbing them on one side and Roosevelt after them
with lys big stick on the other.
During the winter {Secretary Root in a public address in New
York declared that if the States continued to neglect their duties
in relation to corporations and other matters it would be necessary
for the Federal Government. to fill the gap. Mr. Pierpont Morgan
and other eminent financiers who heard Root were understood to
utter a violent dissent and assert their unalterable attachment to
State rights. Very well ; the States have been quite busy resuming
their neglected duties since that time, and Mr. Morgan and Mr.
Harriman are not at all pleased. Indeed they are begging Roosevelt
to intercede for them.
Now as to what they want Roosevelt to do or say none of them
appears to be very clear. If they want him to say that he will not
prosecute swindlers they need not expect any such pledge. If they
ask him to say that he will not enforce the law they will be dis
appointed.
That Pobiedonostseft died a natural death was the first evidence
of his disloyalty to the [ Czar, j .
Pittsburgers may.be foolish, but after permitting Charles Arnett
Towne and J. Warren Keifer to talk at them at the same sitting
they can scarcely be accused of cowardice.
ROOSEVELT— P. H. H^ City. The
only time that Theodore Roosevelt was
elected to the office of president of the
United States was in 1904 for the term
that he is now serving. He was elected
Vice President In 1900, and, upon the
death of McKinley, the powers and
duties of the office of President de
volved upon- him, under the sixth
Clubwomen Enjoy Recitals by Gifted Vocalists
AN enjoyable erent of the pa«t
week in the club world "was the
annual musicals of the Soroels
Club, which was given on Mon
day in the parlors of Calvary Church.
Each year this has been one of the
pleasantest occasions of the social
life of the club, and always when the
muslcale was held the pretty rooms
of the cozy little clubhouse on Cali
fornia street, now among the things
of the past, were always thronged with
quests. The location was different this
year, but otherwise little change might
have been noted. The; music wu de
lightful and quite up to any former
standard. The charm of the Sorosis
hospitality was undlmmed by any of
the hardships of the last year, and the
same daintily gowned members and
guests were present. The affair was
in charge of the music committee of
the club— Mrs. Oscar Mansfeldt, Mrs."
J. E. . Bermingham, Miss Fanny Dan
fortb, Mrs. John Dempster McKee. Mrs.
A. E. Buckingham, Mrs. M. C. Hassett
and Mrs. George W. Klerulff- The fol
lowing programme was Tendered? by
Mle« Helen Colburn Heath, , soprano;
Miss' Grace Freeman, violinisteriWil
liam Edwin . Chamberlain, ,. barytone,
and the Grace Freeman String Quartet;
(a) *'Er hat die Rose" slch beklagC
(b) "The Hills and Forests Are Dark'n
ing" (Franz),^William Edwin* Cham
berlain; (a) Pastorale (Bizet), (b) "Deh
Vienl, non Tartar" (Mozart), j recitative
and aria from "LeNozze." (c).^"La Fol
leta" (S. Marches!). Miss Helen Col
btirn Heath; (a) Can ronetta - (Tchai
kowsky), (b)" "Elf entanz". =-r (Popper).
Miss Grace Freeman;;(a) *"My. Song-Is
of the Sturdy North" j[ (German),' (b)
"Because" (D'Hardelot), Mr.^ Chamber
lain* (a) Slumber; Song v"(Semele-Han
del). (b) "The Night Has a Thousand
Eyes" (Hawley), (c) "Spring*! ](Hen
schel). Miss Heath; (aK'And&nte Can
tablle from Op. 11 (Tchaikoweky ) , (b)
Canzonetta, - Op. IS , (Mendelssohn), the
Grace > Freeman , String.; Quartet— Miss
Grace Freeman* first' violin," Miss Miriam
Hall: second- violin;, Miss Lillian Spink
viola. Miss Lucy" FuhrerJceUo;
panists, Mrs. -William; Edwin": Chambe
rlain, Miss My ra Palacbe, Miss Edna
wuioox. \u25a0
Among the clubs recently admitted to
the : California'; Federation' of r Women'si
Clubs is the MadersA Women's Improve- ~
ment Club. 7 Tnlsl was organized 'in: No-1
vember last and already, is recognized"
as:/an'?.lmportant r f;'factor4lnii promoting
the welfare '\u25a0 of Madera city ' and ; county. i
During the four months '©f : its axiM.
Play No Favorites, Mr. Langdon
NOTE AND COMMENT
Answers to Queries
. UNIVERSITIES— A. a Lv, City. In
the World Almanac for the current
year you can find a J list of all univer
sities and colleges In the United States.
By Mary Aahe Miller
clause of section 1. article IL of the
constitution, by reason of being the
Vice ' President, and be acted as Presi
dent until his election In 1904.
li ' * - '
ence the club has secured the widen
ing of the avenue leading to the ceme
tery and on either side of the driveway
the club has planted acacia trees. The
organization also has planted eucalyp
tus trees to the number "of about 1250
along tha road connecting Madera and
Borden. which is about three miles
south of Madera. The planting of this
road means more than merely securing
a shady aad ornamental driveway, as it
is the beginning of an ambitious project
which the., club members entertain of
planting eucalyptus trees -along V the
road adjacent to the railroad through
out the length of Madara County. The
eucalyptus ; being of rapid growth, the
traveler I over the San Joaquin Valley's
parched plains tn July or August will
—In a comparatively short time— have
his eyes delighted by the line of green
marking off Madera County . f rom ; the
rest of the valley. The club has the
cordial backing of the community' at
large and hopes to 3 accomplish much
for the general good. This is a practi
cal and admirable step on the part of
the club, , and one which any: number
of women's . clubs I In ' the State might
do wall to emulate.'
Tha Mills Clab, -of which Mrs. John
P. Wallace is president, will hold a
meeting at Its : : rooms, 1757 Bush
street, tomorrow afternoon which bids
fair to be ' one of the . interesting •' occa
sions of the week.%lt Is to be club dayl
The . following programme will.be.ren
dered: (1) < Piano solo" (selected), Mrs.
W. p. McPermott;-(2)i dialogue; "The
Love~ Chase." Mlas* Dollia \Tarpey ?. and
Mrs.- Minna McGauley; (3) r^An Ori
ental Melody," Miss >? Charlotte Lamb ;
(4) "A Comedy : of ..Today? , ( Virginia
Leeds), . by." club- members; (5); vocal
solo (selected); Mrs. r Albert Sutton.
,- ; The; Papyrus Club : held a ; children's
day on Thursday '; afternoon. March; 2 B,
which was something decidedly unique
in the annals of the ' organization; The
programme ;,was \ in r charge .of - Mrs. >C:
Mason . Kinne" and i Mrs.; A. . R. . Denke,
the flatter; being : chairman t of -the en
tertainment : committee- 1 "Mrs.; C : LH.
Smith 'is j the x club', accompanist. >,Tbe
following • programme : was : *, rendered
and was * greatly enjoyed by J the mem
bers and by.the many., little guest* ; who
were ' f especially;. Invited \u25a0 for , the \ occa
sion: f Hansel "arid . Gretel*', \u25a0 (E." Huraper
dinck),- the fairy [opera-^rScenerl—^Mrs.'
Al : Fletcher, and : Mra-TA-" R." Denke," (b)
'The Mannikln."iMrs. : Al B ; Fletcher r (c)
**Tbe Song of the Sandman,"- Mrs.: A. R.
Denke;'(d) J-TheJ -The Mrs. v AT
Fletcher and Mrs.? JC ' R. Denka; , (c)
*The Magic . Castle,".' Mrs. ? A-~ Fletcher
and \ Mrs.'/ A.'* R.^ Denke, iAt 1 toe t piano;
Mrs.- Fred H. ; ClaTke." Children's .verses
— Ui "Qtrirtmsa * Rv*." CbJ ' , "Oai* . a
Personal Mention
Frederick Hotallng of San Rafael is
at .the Dorchester.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Coehraae of Van
couver are at, the Savoy.
H. H. Clark of Tonppah, a mining
man, Is at the St. Francis.
Mrs, Clapham and Miss Clapham' of
Victoria are at the Jefferson.
B. H.. Ticknor Jr. of Boston regis
tered at the Majestic yesterday.
D. M. Rlordan of New York regis
tered at the Dorchester yesterday.
William F._ Gnnn. a mining man of
Reno, is a guest at the St. Francis.
Charles G. Nagle and Mrs. Nagle of
Goldfield are staying at the Palace.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lee Gilbert
of Duluth and their son are staying at
the Palace.
E. P. Robinson, a cattleman of
Brownwood. Tex^ registered at tbe
Hamlin yesterdcy.
Mr. and Mrs. La Lime of Manhattan
arrived in this city yesterday and are
at the St. Francis. -
Mrs. W. M. Eluzher, accompanied by
her son. D. D. Slusher, a former varsity
football player of Stanford University,
registered at the St. Francis yesterday.
and by looking down the list discover
those that are located In this State.
Possibly the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction at Sacramento may
be able to furnish you a list of all
schools In California.
ILLUSTRATING— O. W. R. City. If
an artist is asked to draw an Illustra
tion for a etory, he. if he Is an expert
In his profession, can draw such from a
general description furnished hlm.~ and
it wonld not be absolutely necessary
for him to read the whole story in or
der to catch an idea.
CLAUS SPRECKELS BUILDING—
Subscriber. City. The Clans Spreckels
building, in which The Call Is located.
Is an eighteen-story building.
Boy," (c) "The Night Wind," Miss G.
Wolpert; songs--"The Wise Women"
(Bartlett). "Maid Marjorle" (Palmer).
"The Cuckoo Clock" (Grant-Schafer).
"Where Go the Boats?" (words by
R. L. Stevenson, music by Arthur
Fickenscher), (b) "The Wind" (words by
R. L. Stevenson, music' by Arthur Fick
enscher), (0) "The Brass Band" (words
by Charles Keeler, musio" by Arthur
Fickenscher). Mrs. Arthur Fickenscher.
"What Rev. L. Earle Has to Say About
Children"; children's stories, club mtzn
b«rs.
The Daughters of California Pioneers
met on Monday last at the home of Mrs.
Ernest Leigh In Hayes street and nomi
nated the officers and directors to be
voted for on the Brat Monday in -'May.
To the great regret of tbe members,
Mrs. Leigh, who has served as presi
dent of the organization since last Oc
tober, declined re-election and will only
consent. to being made one of the di
rectors. A special meeting has been
called for Friday afternoon, when there
will be a, testimonial presented to Mrs.
Leigh by^ the members of ; the j associa
tion. The following officers were nomi
nated: President, ili«B Julia 7 Nippert;
vice president. Miss Clara Adams;-re
cording ' secretary. • Mrs. Ramie IX
Hutchinson; financial secretary. \u25a0 Miss
Eloiee • Nolan; •-" corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Edgar Grant; treasurer, Mrs. F. &
Palmer; historian Mrs.* M. Johnson.
The following iwere nominated for di
rectors, but only four are to be elected:
Mrs. : Ella Lees Leigh. Mrs. Kate ; Roy,
Miss Ottllle Meussdorffer, Mr*. M. H. D.
Gurnett, Mrs. Adele Holt, Miss E. Lim
baugh Mies O. Levy and Mrs. Alice
Morse. ;-' •
The Ean Francisco. Musical Club met
La the Unitarian ; Church; parlors on
April 1 4 . and \u25a0.' the ; following * programme
was rendered; Sonata, F : minor. (Bee
thoven), Hiss Ada Clement; (a) '* "Buss
lied'*. (Beethoven); . (b); four "Scotch
songs, 'with i accompaniment arranged
for violin, cello and piano, by Beethoven.
Mrs. Mathilda Wlstner^Hother Wlamer
violin; Paul , Wisraer cello and Mrs.
Cushing.! piano; : "Concerto No.' 1," by
request (Liszt), Miss Clara Ranbut, ac
companied by Mrs. ? Cushing.
At v the i meeting of the Laurel Hall
Club on .Wednesday, last,' after the busi
ness meeting,: the following programme
was rendered and enjoyed greatly, the
audience * singing '< the ': last : number In
chorus : .-; Origin \ England," "God Save the
Queen,". Miss - Sadie da Haven; Mrs. J.
Beasoa,:. violin;'*! Mrs. ;'A:~-Faull, piano;
Dr.*A.': .Regensburger.V cello; V "quartet;
Mrs.* Fa.ull.l Mrs," McDonald, 5 ; Mr; Rogers
and -- Mf/i Flrebaugh: Origin Germany,
rwatch'on the Rhine,**. Mrs. L. Jockers
What the Artists Are Doing
These Balmy Spring Days
By Manna Astrup Larsen
"Tou can't miss it-**
Whenever any one gives you that as
a parting direction In telling you how
to find a place beware.
They told me I could not miss Mar
tinez's studio, but after I had wandered
some time around la the Piedmont hills
It seemed easier- to miss it than to
find it. Truly, the scattering of Saa
Francisco artists after the fire makes
the paths of the art chronicler various
and divergent,' as well as Interesting.
After all. the path Is Its own reward,
even had there beea no goal at the end
of It. Turning away from the view
across the bay, there are hills behind
hills with misty distances between
them- The wind is soughing la the
woods!, pungent with odor of eucalyp
tus, and the greensward lures tbe
weary dweller in cities from the beaten
track. On top of the hill the reser
voir, set la among the tree*, catches
the blue of the sky fend the e»pL gray
shadows of cement walls.
In a depression no larger than a
dimple on the surface of the bill is a
little bungalow, with shingles still new
and red. I might have paased it. had
not the skylight proclaimed It as the
home of an artist. A bridge made of
straight branches, with the bark on.
leads to the tiny dwelling hung like a
bird's nest on the hillside. From the
veranda there is a glimpse of a kitchen
set on on« side and displaying a ma*<
culine household economy. A tap at
the front door, and It was opened by
the artist himself, very courteous, very
hospitable, and more than a little re
served.
The studio, with its walls in the
natural wood color, decorated with
sketches, among them a bit of delicious
frieze that should have ornamented
Coppa's restaurant h»d not the fire
made other arrangements. Is a thing to
gladdea the heart of aa artist. The
window looks out into the heart of the
eucalyptuses, tall , and straight a*
young pines.
"Yes. I live alone here. I like It, aad
I don't feel lonesome. On Sundays the
boys always come, seven or eight of
them, sometimes a dozea. Yesterday
Jack London was here and George
Stirling and Porter Garnet. I have
been here since a short time after the
fire, when I built this place. I bad
workmen to help me. of course, but I
did much of it myself.
"1 am alone a great deal, but I doa't
mind it. I work as long as I can see,
and then, if it Is fair, I can always go
out and see friends In Oakland or Pied
mont, but very often I prefer to stay
here and write or read. The only thing
I mind is when it rains so that I can
not work at the thing I have In hand.
I begin a picture, and then perhaps it
will rain for a month, and whea I go
to work at It again th* effect Is
changed. *
"I have nothing to chow now. I have
some canvases, but they are just notes
really. When they are finished you
won't know them. I work long over
my pictures. These sketches that you
see were done In perhaps an hour or
two. There are effects which can be
caught in an hour, but to get a certain
quality that I want I work for months
or years. It takes conscientious work.
I had intended to have an exhibition
this month, but decided to postpone It
until September or October. It is bet
ter to wait until one has something to
show."
Martin ez*s pictures have been picked
off by purchasers as fast as he could
finish them. Twelve have been sold
lately, which accounts for the fact that
he has but little to exhibit. One por
trait lately finished holds the center
of attention in his studio. It is the
portrait of Miss Elsie Whitaker, daugh
ter of Herman Whitaker,. the writer.
Martinez in his portraits aims rather
at Interpretation of character than at
photographic reproduction, and as such
the picture is as Interesting as It is
lovely. It shows the face of a fair
young girl, perfect enough In outline
for that most trying "of all views, the
full face, sweetly serious In expression.
The technique is so perfect aad the
handling so delicate that the canvas
becomes a sensitized plate transmitting
the soul of the girl, having effected
which portraiture can go no further.
Martinez Is at work now on the por
and Mr. Flrebaugn; origin Scotland.
"When In the Cauld Blast." Mrs. J. W.
Wilson, Mrs. Faull and Mrs. McDonald;
origin Scotland, "Robin Adair." Mrs.
McDonald; origin Ireland, "Kathleen
MftTouratea." Mis* Mary Farnhain, Mrs.
Franck; origin Ireland. Terrence's
Farewell to Kathleen." Mrs. , Pierce;
origin Northern. (The Sword of Banker
Hill," Mrs. Sarah Bunker and Mr. Rog
ers: origin Southern. "Old Kentucky
Home." Mrs. IL E- Harris and Mrs. De
los Magee: origin France. "The Mar
seillaise," Mrs. .jreorge Volkmann and
Miss Eleanor Joseph; origin the world
song. "Home. Sweet Home," Mr*. Moul
ton and Mr. Rogers.
At the meeting of the California Club
on Tuesday an account was gives of the
good work done by the civic department
in urging the Board of Supervisors to
pass an ordinance prohibiting the silo
and discharge of any. fireworks within
the city, and county, of San Francisco
on. or before July 4. It will be remem
bered that prior to the fire a year ago
the committee, .with Dr. Malrlne Judell
as chairman, started a movement to
ward having, what they termed a saner
celebration of the Fourth of July. The
opportunity has come for demonstrat
ing what can be done toward celebrat
ing the- national holiday in a patriotic
manner, without noise or danger to per
son or property.
A letter, signed by Mrs. Aaron Schloss,
chairman of the civic department, and
Mrs. J. W. Orr. president Of the Cali
fornia Club, was cent to Mayor Schmltz
and the Board of Supervisors on March
18, requesting; that the Fire, Marshal
be directed to refuse to issue any per
mits for the sale or storage of fire
works, and directing their attention to
the fact that, . in \u25a0 consequence . of such
action last year, there were no fires or
'accidents on that day.
'-To the delight of the club women in
terested in the .matter, an ordinance
was issued on March 25 borblddlng the
discharge of: fireworks prior to July •,
or the sale of such goods, save to out
of-town customers. A penalty la pro
vided of a fine of not more than $500
or imprisonment not to exceed ; six
months,' The following officers wer*
: nominated . at this meeting: President,
Mrs.'J. W. Orr; first vie* president.
Mrs. Alfred P. Black; second vice presi
dent, Mrs. A. V. T Brown; directors— -Mrs.
C. ? Mason - Kinne. - Mrs. E. M. Cooper,
Mrs. James Walker; Mrs. 'George Dyer,
: Mrs. ; D. jy Madias t e r s, Mrs.'.; Sidney ;V.
Palmer,' /Mrs. -. Aaron . Schloss, Mrs.
; Homer ' Blckel, Mrs. C P. Fonda, : Mrs.
Virginia Bradley. Mrs. Lewis Hay ward)
t Mlbb : Mary, Falrbrotber, ; Mrs. Ringsold
Carmany, Mrs. Croudace and Mri. L. : B.
Powers.* The will be held on
, tho first 1 Tuesday/ In ' May. ~ There ' Is"
rejoicing,, among the^ member* Tof ': the*
club that ! Mrs; Orr wu , persuaded ' to
APRIL 8, 1907
trait of Miss Edna Foot*. He is also
planning to paint the portrait of Jack
London before the anthor sets out oa
his trip la the finark If that long
delayed trip 1» not hastened uaeipec*.
edIy.OBMMHi
The portrait of Jack London was t»
have beea Included la a series of six
portraits of Western men and women
which Martinez was planning to eend
East for an exhibition at the re<ra«st
of tho ;>ew York artist. A. B. Davis,
the object being to represent some
characteristic Western types. Th*
series was to have Included Georg*
Stirling. Gelet Burgesa. Anna Etroaeky
and Frank McComas. Of these the one
Of McComas Is the only one completed
and* now in the stodlo of the artist.
It Is a strong and clferaeteriitJe pic
ture and .aald to be aa excellent like
ness of the yqsng Baa FraacUeo artist.
Among tbe pictcrea which Martiae*
calls merely "note*" are a number of
scenes from Mexico, whera he mafic a
sketching trip last year. Somewhat
more advanced than the rest U a scene
from a Mexican courtyard la the warm
colora of the Bemltroplcal ooaatry. On»
called "The End of the Day" show* &
man returning from the field at sunset
driving before him a ep&n of oxen drag
ging an old-fashioned plow, such as
Is still la use la Mexico. Though
merely begua. It has some of the {sel
lng o£ Millet's peacant plctsrem. Aa
Alameda marah, with the forest of
masts in the middle distance and *
view of the bay seen from toe Pied
mont hills, are seme more of the
things which tb* art-lov:ag public Ui
to look forward to In the exhibition
promised us tor this ia.ll,
"Yes, X like It here." Martises re
peated, when he followed me out of
the door to set me on the straight
path le&dlar cityward. "It U always
beautiful. Any one who Is cot as *r
tlst might sot see be&sty Is the X&ad
scape all the time. You know how
It Is— anybody caa see beauty la a
fair day. whea the sua Is sbinrng. but
I see beauty la It always, even whea
It raisa,"
The raJ!ery of patetlrg» -T CaSTsT
nia artists, which U t» bt t reg-ol&r
feature of tie Hotel Del Monte, is to
be opened ea the ISts of this tsosth.
The ballroom has beea fitted ost la
neutral tint*, and the lig*r>» have beea
arranged with a view to showing the
picture* by arrlSrtal light. X>r. Ar
nold Genthe Is a member of the eons
mlttee la charge. and returned last
week from a trip to Del Most* for Che
purpose of perfecting all arraage
meats.
The exhibition win include painting*
by some of the most prominent ar
tists la California, whose -works have
never beea . ahown tog-ether before.
Among them are Keith. Maihews,
Martinez and Peters.
Peters baa lately returned frees a
vl«lt to Ea=u Barbara, where he bad
& very successful exhibition and dis
posed of a number of Ms paintings.
Ha Is at Monterey, -where he Is plan
ning an exhibition.
Miss .Ar.ua Brener retarsed yester
day afternoon frora her sketches trip
to Carrael-by-the-Sea. Among 1 the
artists at Carnsel are SMsey Yard and
Mls» GMrardelll. Sldsey Yard la
busy -witli some of Ms favorite -water
color work. He has also soae* good
oils Is his stsdlo.
In the Joke World
"Do thay haT« th« block syttaa oa
tils rxilreadr
"Yea. eTery time a traia Is wreekrf
It blocks the llne»- — Kar.ias City Tl=i«a,
• • •
Dolly —^What nsakas yon t^Vt^ ii» la
sseii an awtsl gosal^T
Madge— She told me all th« thl=g« I
asked her ahont. — Smart Set.
• • •
Ths public Is fickle." said oc« hero.
"Yes." answered t&« otaer. -peopl«
look up to you for a vMI* and ti-a
they get tlr»d and call yoa down."
WjLahlngton BUT.
aeeept r«-electloa. as t«r t«na of oSet
was & particularly hard oaa aad un
usually well administered. During all
the trying times of th» pajit year. Mr*.
Orr ruled wisely a&d tactfully. »nj ta
such & way as to win not oaiy th«
respect and atoiratloa of all who hay«
come la eoatact with her, b« th« gta
uine frieadship of the is«ab«rs of her
dub as wall. It was no small task
to pilot aa organization of to* lisa of
the California dub safely through all
the Interests ta which It wu eagacad,
and great honor la da» Mzm. Orr
The meeting of th. Outdoor Art
i«ague department, which took elao*
oa Mosday Jast. wu glw*a np princi
pally to th« reading of. a paper by Mrs.
North- Whitcomb on remiaiscences of
her childhood la the pioaear days of
Saa Francisco. This proved deeply In
teresting aad maay antertalalas bits of
fvl 7 * lster T and glimpses of Ufa la
those day. wera ralated pleaslnjly.
inera wu soma discassioa of tha ordi
nances against expectoratloa aad the
throwing of fruit peellags on th*
\u25a0treats' or In public placaa, aad as it
saowa plalaly that thasa ordi
nances are being violated la tha most
tZS^I maaaar a movement is to be
made for thalr enforcement by tha
S. ei £^Y£ "** leaKlJe - A me ««ng will
SS,^Sn' b * broa * Bt «P *=d tha
hl^l^ 1 ** aad# by "»• comaittea
lt£ StS tn *; raa «« »a haad. After tha
business dlseussloa, which is. to ba
Hi°«eL 'whV* ?CIOCK? CIOCK i"» CataertJ:
SI ?h \u25a0\u25a0 who ' "turned recenUy from a
Tha Saa Francisco TTomaa's SD^nn
Srs s a«s" a hoid m ta^tS««s
this afternooa at tha surfrajrs head-
S?2^- S *- M *V T SPerrT WIU a^«
an address on tha recent national coa-
SSS m J!S dd M t ? lcaso - Mr^ *£?•
i-o^n. Mrs. M. Gammaga Mrs H. O
s"^ others win dfscuw the fa?:
S!u4i°iiSi b- tn Fraocl -« •>«•
fl Ce M s r V* A- Bontlag. tha foUowteFS!
M«?ii BunUng; vice president.
vFvF'a B v, Gran *«r; jecrstary. Mrs. W.
wsTI r , d * flaaac1 * 1 *«cretary. Mis* Ines
Whippla; treasurer, MUa Flora Brown.
The. next maatin*, on May 7. will be
held at. the home of Mr*. W. H. L«y»on.
m£°£2l!i « 1 « b « tkro^he-t t*« Sftmf
are Uvltad to (Mmul«t« mw« .«

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