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THURSDAY
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TWO PROGRAMMES CONTRASTED
MR. BRYAN'S opinions on the railroad question are like the
biograph — a moving picture long drawn out; always news
and often new. Last week his plan for Government owner
ship of the roads was consigned to dim futurity,' with " the
help of an adjective. It was, in a word, "ultimate" ownership that
he desired. It is a prophecy and not a demand that he formulates;
not an ultimatum, but a relegation to the ultimate born of a long
experience N in writing political platforms intended to be c6nstrued
to meet geographical requirements. A platform that does not mean
one thing in Wall street and another in Kansas is of small value
to Mr. Bryan.
The most recent slide in Mr. Bryan's kinetoscope is produced
in the Wall-street Journal, and it develops sketchily the plan by
which the nation is to operate and own the trunk lines, while the
States shall take care of the branch roads.. Mr. Bryan does not
attempt to define a trunk road nor show where the lines of juris
diction would be drawn. He takes no cognizance of the fact that
branch roads are usually losing ventures and are maintained only
as necessary feeders for the main lines. He would put the whole
burden of this losing business on the States and give all the profits
to the Federal Government, whose treasury is already unduly
swollen. Indeed, the chief objection to the plan is that it would
wipe out State lines almost completely and make for a dangerous
centralization of power.
President Roosevelt's doctrine is far more democratic. Ths»
railroad magnates have been begging him to make a speech
defining his policy, but he declares that it is unnecessary. . They
can find the fullest information as to his views about the railroads
in his former speeches. In illustration we quote from the Presi
dent's remarks on overcapitalization and regulation addressed to
a delegation of railroad employes at the White House on Novem
ber 14, 1905:
For instance, I would greatly like to have it exercised in the matter of
overcapitalizaton. I am convinced that the "wages fund" would be larger
if there was no fictitious capital upon which dividends had to be paid.
I need hardly say that this does not mean hostility to wealth. If you gen
tlemen here, in whom I believe so strongly, were all a unit in demanding
that some improper action should be taken against certain men of wealth,
then, no matter whether I did or did not like these same men of wealth, I
would .defend them against you, no matter how much I cared for you; and in
so doing I would really be acting in your own interest.
I would be false to your interest if I failed to do justice to the capitalist
as much as to the wageworker. But I shall act against the abuses of wealth
just as against all other abuses. Most certainly I will.joinwith you in resist
ing to the uttermost any movement to hurt or damage any railroads which
act decently, for I will hold that such damage was not merely to the capitalist,
rot merely to the wageworker engaged on the railroads, but to all the country.
My aim is to secure the ju/t and equal treatment of the public by those (I
trust and believe a limited number) who do not want to give it, just as much
as by the larger number who do want to give it All I want in any rate
legislation is to give the Government . an efficient supervisory' power which
will be exercised as scrupulously to prevent injustice to the railroads as to
prevent their doing injustice to the public.
There is nothing in all that to cause alarm to anybody who
intends to. obey the laws. On the other hand, Mr. Bryan's pro
gramme, if it were possible at all, would amount to revolution and
would probably end in the complete shipwreck of popular gov
ernment.
CONTEMPT OF COURT
fjl3t«rHiiWtjU^l[l) waft jit " . . •'
IT is sufficiently easy to understand the tactics of Ruef 's lawyers,
who seek to irritate the court into some judicial lapse, but the
line taken is distinctly discreditable to them as members of the
bar. The profession of advocate should be honorable and hon
ored, but the line taken by Ach and some of his colleagues "is
characterized by trickery, calculated to bring the administration
of justice into contempt.
There appears to be no immediate remedy for this unfor
tunate condition. It is useless to appeal to the professional sense
of decency. The Bar Association sits supinely by, taking no notice.
The court is powerless to punish, because the appellate tribunal
neglects its plain duty to make speedy^ decision of the Shortridge
matter. It is weeks since Judge Dunne ordered S' M. Shortridge
into custody for contempt of court, but the District Court of
Appeal appears to be in no hurry to say whether Judge Dunne
has power to protect his court from insult. If he. has such power
it would be well to know it, because in its apparent absence
scarcely a day passes that Ach does j not direct outrageous and
insulting remarks at Judge Dunne. The matter has become a
graved scandal, and reproach to the administration of justice in San
Francisco. With v the fullest respect for the august and . orderly
. deliberations *of the Court of Appeal, we venture the hope that ) a
decision on this matter will not be lone: delayed.
RESULTS OF AN OFFICIAL IMPERTINENCE'
rjTl HE announcement that the Union Pacific wiil not contest. the
I Government's claim to coal lands fraudulently entered in -Utah
J[ and Wyoming calls attention to the unusual official accident
by which these frauds were uncovered. For years the Genera l
Land Office has been corrupt, root and branch.' It is: rotten to the
core today.. Binger Hermann is on trial for frauds committed while
r he was Commissioner, but his successors have followed in his
footsteps. v
It was the accidental knowledge of these coariand frauds, gained
by the Interstate^GbmmerceTCommission in the course of /another
* iquiry, that.brought them to th*e notice of ; the ; 3Presi dent. When [the
matter first came, under the observation of the Interstate Corhmission
only passing notice was made of it in the subsequent report; as
EDITORIAL PAGE
the Commissioners were restrained by a sense of official etiquette
from reflecting on a co-ordinate branch of . the Government. But
even this was too much for the *land office rascals, and Assistant
Commissioner Pollock gave out an interview, in which he char
acterized the Interstate Commerce Commission's hint at corruption
as "a piece of impertinence/ and made'other statements not accord
ing to the facts. ' '* , \
Spurred on by this attack, the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, at subsequent hearings ;in Utah, and Wyoming, went into
the frauds in a. very thorough fashion. The condition of the
Land Office, as exposed by these hearings, is thus described by
William R. Lighton, writing in the Boston Transcript:
For the present this broad assertion will suffice. The General Land Office
is today as thoroughly riddled with corruption as "ever it was under Binger
Hermann. The corruption is not on the fringes merely; it goes to the center
of the fabric. There ; have . been no voluntary reform^ .in procedure since
Binger Hermann's: time. It is true*, that' on* occasion the office has given
countenance to certain" investigations in limited fields— as in Nebraska during
the last two years; but this action has never been initiative; • invariably; it
has been forced from above.> In other fields the frauds have continued by
and with the connivance of the. General Land Office. In several particulars
and in the face of impending convulsions efforts have been made to better
the machinery gfprg the furtherance \of fraud— bolts have ' been tightened,
creaking bearings. oiled and the engine tinkered into more fit form for use,
until within the last few months, in favored localities—^notably in \u25a0Wyoming— r
fraud and conspiracy have been unabated. The" proofs of the charge are
clear enough, as will presently be shown. "" ;> f
-..The. plan of operations in getting hold of the coal lands did not
differ materially from; that pursued by the timber thieves. Chiefly
the devices were dummy locations or the; placing of lieu land
scrip. The same processes are going on constantly, with the
assistance of the Office, in every part: of the public domain
where'there is Government land not yet disposed of, and would be
still in progression the Utah and Wyoming, coal fields were- it not
for the accident that ; the, Interstate i Commerce c Commission ' com
mitted an official impertinence.
AN interesting experiment in self-government is about to be
tried in the Philippines. A kind of new-fangled Duma is
about to he set afoot under the American flag, and the ;develop-
ments. should be at least instructive, if not edifying. On July
30 the islanders will vote for the election of members- of the \ first
Philippine Assembly, which will convene in September, under the
benign patronage of Secretary Tafty -, who regards this ; legislative
infant as the ob j ect of hi s special care. It is not proposed to open
the 'door to manhood suffrage, but the qualifications of voters may
be easily fulfilled. -These -are the limitations:
* Voters must be males, twenty-three years of age and have a legal
residence in the municipality in y which they desire to exercise the right of
suffrage, and must not be citizens or subjects : of any. foreign power, "and
furthermore; must be comprisedjwithin one of the three following classes:
.(a) /Those: who .prior to August 13, -"1898. held certain offices under the
Spanish Government;
(b) ( Those who own real l : property to the value of 500 pesos or who
actually pay 30 pesos ormore' of < the established taxes;
(c) Those who speak, read and write: English or Spahishi
It need not be imagined that the Assembly, will be' turned
loose like "a legislative vagrant -to indulge in wild or irresponsible
excursions in the field; of statute law. Tliat . is to say, the body
can pass ;any ; kind of bill that tickles its fancy, l>ut the measure
does^ not become law without^the> approval of the-PhilippineGom
mission. The Assembly; will be a legislative playground, or, better^
a practice ground, where island statesmen can try their; paces and
blow off steam. Being a body Jwith slender Tesponsibilities 7 but
unlimited ireedom of * speech^ it is easy to imagine that its^ debates
may take on a lurid glare, in^at least two: languages. /
Gossip in Railway Circles
THE operating . department of .the
Southern Pacific announces -that
I the Coast line to IxTs Angeles will
-. -be ready for, traffic, tomorrow. \The
Coast line was < closed) on March; 2o ;bjr
an accident'to the Santa Margarita tun
nel and since that date enormous gangs'
have been at work both by nlghV and. by
day: cleaning ; the'? tunneL ? ; "WJiat i added
to the difficulties was that some oil cars
,were; burled in; the Vdebris-W These fears
were extricated yesterday ; and \u25a0 the i line
partly cleared."*. v^V"^''^' '"o-.^vl $'\u25a0'*?. :l-'':P~r-:: l -'':P~r-:
: The Southern I Paciflo ; expects 1 also
have the* line" between Davis "arid Sacra
mento-open % today or^tomorrow. v 4 The
delay in i opening the : road |, was fdiifi- to
the fact; that? there; had i to 1 :be" consid
erable" trestling over the" flooded dis
trict. ":\u25a0-\u25a0 v'-vV ; :".>- : " "" ' ' ' V '"'\u25a0""
/:"/•.." " - - -'-•-:*. ' : •.-.-.-•,'.
: ., ;The Utah Construction Company does
not .intend itoi lose"; any, 'time [ln com
mencing;: the-rbuilding* of RthelTVesterri
Pacific from, the .Calif ornla-Nevada'bor
der ; line :''. to) Deeth > in V Nevada: rf Meri^
teams ; arid ; machinery^ are \u25a0 b*ei ng assem
bled *< along J the < line •• and work -.will '% be
begun' ; in several % places Cat £ the ; same
time. -Chief | Engineer-Virgil iGS Bogue
is < at; present " r on*¥ th"e|Hrie,< which;; has
already _, been built; out of , Salt Lake,' and
the 'reports % that *.. have: beeriW received
f rom'i the f fronts are - ; satisfactory .;" as Vto
the! rapidity: with _whlch\construction ", is
being - pushed ahead. ! ,;V .. • ?'\u25a0\u25a0 ' J-JJ -J
'; E. Bucklngham.jgen'eral , superintend
entbfi the'' Oregon? Short! Llne,"» hasTbeen
called Hoi Salt >; Lake^ City; \ aba lelttyei
AN EXPERIMENT IN SELF-GOVERNMENT
Dividing the Spoils
terday. He , has - bVen attending. -the
conference between the officials '> of the
Southern Paciflo and.the'grievance'com
tteß of tn ® locomotive engineers. J;--
:\ J. ; . J. Byrne, . passenger traffic
ager of i the Santa \u25a0 Fe, with headquar
ters ,In Los Angeles,' is expected In this
clty;.today. ; .-. 7.;. .;;\u25a0-'\u25a0,:,'./\u25a0\u25a0:;\u25a0 -"\u25a0•'.\u25a0 : v
)i \ B.\V. Booth ot the' Union Paciflo re
turned "a \u25a0 f ew> days 7 ago 7 from , Los "An
geles ; and -:' Fresno i and *; observed -^ that
there have i been:; fewer "people/ in' Los
Angeles \ than ; was : expected ; by the ho
;tel:keepers:thls : year.r;Heisald:M.
'."The large hotels," . tibwever, ; did well,
but s till the travel | in' s t^teTßouthenv part
of . the ' State { did \ not : come fup ! to ' expec
tations. ;;\u25a0; The ,San f Joaquin^-^Valley is
looking; splendid^ arid* though the i rain
retarded i the [ sowing ; of •• grain, Vend the
fruit ;.to some i extent } has \ been r injuredj ured
by; the : storms, ; the , people"; are ; not ;wor
rying.- s There j willnbe r, bl% heavy i grape
crop and prices for^ raisins will be high."
In * the 4,upper^ part Vof 4the\valley, 5 near
Turlock;^ a* great] many^ people ? are fipom
ing :\u25a0 Ins and 7 ; the | country Us "apparently
in 'aT flourishing condition.'*;! T
. ; Thomas ; de Witt Cuyler; of Philadel
phia, .; besides } being M ; prominent % finan
cially and. socially.^ lsj a*directoriof ithe'
Pennsylvania:;: system ( and ; withal *; so
modest \ in demeanor; that no one • meet
ing \u25a0him .would ; euspect that , he is U"a big
man »" JdCuyler} has \ beenl on *a Z vißit ato
.t.. t .^ c l c oast and r on j his way . from" Los 'An
geles [stoppedf over] h>e ** c if or Ja' day. « He
wandered t-intoUhef office iOfltheJPenn^
sylv&nia, line in the Flood building and
Personal Mention
A. J. Froehlich of Reno Is at the St.
Francis/. \u25a0 .
/ Edward Berwick of Pacific Grove is
at the Jefferson. .
James F.McKee. a Boston million
aire, is at the Jefferson.
'Mr. ana ..Mrs.. A.. F. Maher of Stock
1 ton are aV the Baltimore.
\u25a0;/J.": Lincoln Steffens, the well-known
writer, is at the Imperial.
C. Hanford: Henderson,' a merchant
Of Boston, is atthe Savoy.
"William Eassie, a mine owner of
Gold field, is at the Hamlln.
United States Senator George Nixon
of Nevada is at the Palace. •
Charles Jerome Reed, a capitalist of
Portland, Ore., is at the Palace.
Btockton arrivals at the Savoy, are
Francis I. Hodgkins and John EL Budd.
S. Burt Cohen, prominent in mining
circles in Tonopah, is at the Balti
more. ' .
W. H. Dee, a banker of Mulberry
Grove, lIL, and wife are at the Balti
more. .
C I*. Jackson, prominent in business
clrclesin Portland, Ore., is at the Im
perial. /
Thomas U^Petch, president of the
Eureka Light and Gas Company, Is at
the Imperial. ; .
. F. M. . Reift, heavily interested, in
mining : and ; stock brokerage circles in
Reno, ls-at the Baltimore.
"W. H. Bullen, the Pacific Coast agent
of the Grand Trunk Railway, from Los
Angeles, . is at the Hamlln.
; W. B. •': Hlnchman, \ the '\u25a0 Pacific Coast
agent of the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe, and wife are at the Hamlln.
F. : R. Short of Reno, who has come
to attend the wedding, of his sister,
Miss Evelyn Short, to C. M. Smith." is at
the Baltimore with his mother. \
Suggests Shooting of
Reckless Autoists
EDITOR (JALL-^-Slrj It is certainly
; an outrage ths way tha lives of
men, women 'and children are
/Jeopardized by automobiles i ; on
Sutter street,' as well as in all other
parts, of; the city. '
-, Yesterday fa lady got off the Sutter
street car at Octavj^a street and walked
around i the car - toward the Atherton
Hotel, '.when an automobile came upon
her .^ from 1 the , direction of Van Ness
avenue};at;great speed, knocked her
down, and she/ fortunately, escaped
with •„ the exception •of a ruined dress.
The cowards lnUhe auto,* without stop
ping, increased their / speed* and went
down Sutter; street at^ the ; rate ' of forty
miles in hour. \u25a0 I was unable to see the
number of : the license, as It was swing
ing; and it was Impossible to make It
out. . ... : : .. \u25a0 -.- .. \u25a0\u25a0 ;js>> . .- \u25a0 v -
\u25a0 Again, this morning at 10:S0o'olock,
I was, on .the rearof .car No. 1600 com
ing down Sutter street and a Japanese
was . crossing ~ Sutter - street - when V an
automobile came down on • the lef thand
side of the street while a Sutter-street
car was passing and knocked hlm'down
and: probably fatally injured "<\u25a0 him, as
they/ had to \u25a0 j push ; j the ; machine off
him In order to help him to the side
walk, i The : machine _was ; on .the .wrong
side: of ; the street and, was' clearly at
fault." •'- v " '; - •-•;- '\u25a0:. --.;--;
;' Some ordinance t should certainly be
passed prohibiting automobiles exceed
ing I five miles an i hour on streets ' like
Sutter, iwhere ; therela^ a ) double track
and -onlyi twelve : feet c between i rail* and
curb," and whet'e* the large oars obstruct
theLviewof any, one crossing.^ lf some
suoh \u25a0 ordinance \ is . not ; passe d. a 1 license
should be given so men could carry, six
shooters ;. and ;^protect 1 themselves i from
about: 2o^ per, cent of.the chauffeurs that
go > up and down Sutter etreetV
I •, - ".r ARTHUR iG/NASON.J
. . 1931 Sutter; Street ',
introduced himself ( to * Harry Buck" as
belonging .•to^the'; company. Buckf{ex
i tended him' a* warm \ welcome and asked
him If, he would not like to take a look
at \u25a0,' the : . rooms r of i the -:Transportation
Club and meet some railroad men."; Cuy-'
ler l assented 3 and i they > wen t " upstai rs.
Cuyler iwas I introduced ) to several ' rep
resentatives; and one being more curi
ous / Jhan »the,restaskedlhlm, I:a«they1 :a«they
were i taking; aVdrink:r,j' ; ;;; ' \u25a0• '
T*"By;.the * way.^Mr:CC\iyler, what vis
your- i position ' on ; the?: Pennsylvania
road?V-';v;-"- .•;••\u25a0 ;.- "; \u25a0\u25a0 - • • \u25a0
am merely a.; director," was
tha ) reply. ;_; \u25a0 ,\u25a0 \u25a0#•.; ;
:;Cuyler before^ leaving. expressed him
self as! greatly , astonished at the way
Saa , Francisco; is : being ; rebuilt! and de
clared;, this clty ; toe wonder of the age.'
.3 A. IP. •: StewarV;gerieral agent : of- the
Chicago - and r Alton,- left Tuesday " for
atibusinessjtripVthrough the (southern
part of the State and expects to be ab
sent about a week. ' :'-":\u25a0: '-":\u25a0: -\u25a0\u25a0;•.-. \u25a0\u25a0•'"?••"
has been* appointed: as
sistant { secretary; to |the
Club and A will % attend % to¥all * bueiriess
connected : with the organization.:: -
THE INSIDER.
;Says law: will be invoked to meet hatpin
:\ menace^ arid writes entertainingly of lively
scenes outside the Grand Jury room.
Citizen Would End A NEW reformer has. appeared in the
. - , . . L\ city, one who objects to having a
the Hatpin Menace JTX « whale » of a time when riding on
street cars— a gentleman, in other words, who does not relish the idea of
being harpooned^.by ladies' hatpins. The leader in the new war against
vanities . is Robert R. Russ, a real estate broker. He suggests that th«
Supervisors, in their present chastened mood, pass a law limiting the
length of hatpins to something less than eighteen inches, which length
seems to be the mode. As an alternative, it is suggested that buttons
might be placed on long pins, after the fashion of protected rapiers.
Spears may have been useful weapons in. the middle ages, but, according
to Russ, it does not do for Amazons to be so equipped in these days. Blown
out fuses and runaway, cars are terrors enough for passengers, thinks Russ,
without hatpins jeopardizing eyes and faces, and he is strong for a law
of. protection.
Gaming' Flourishes . X™™« me « r ; ceh ? their emolument
/^ • j m m the early part of each week, and it w
Outside Jury Room o{ttn - TOm money likely to burn the
ets of the possessors unless they free themselves from It quickly. Early
last week a group of newspaper men congregated* in the hallway of Native
Sons' Hall, outside of the Grand Jury room, and there was danger of a
general conflagration.
One of the men, with great presence of mind, suggested that a gama
of crusoe, or pitching twenty-dollar pieces at a crack In the floor, might
be engaged in and thus save the pockets. All afternoon the game progressed.
The next day a policeman was stationed in the hallway; there was no
game of crusoe that day. Juror Morris Block, it is said, had protested that
he could not give his attention to the details of the graft investigation whila
the coin was clinking outside the portals, >*
Policemen to Curb Assistant District Attorney Heney cama
the Camera Artist* to r " cue of the jur y Tnra » "J* 1 * !t waj
znc camera Artists not sensitiveness, but. gallantry that had
brought the "cop" to the door of the room, The officer was there for tha
simple purpose of protecting the women witnesses from the desperate lenses
of newspaper photographers.
Some of the fair witnesses had discovered that the effects secured by th«
snapshooters of the daily papers were not just what Genthe would reproduce
after posing a subject under highlights and sideKghts and other apparatus
of his beautification studio. It was not questioned that every newspaper
photographer is a sort of coming Genthe, but most of them are coming
over a long road.
So, when a stenographer for some indicted corporation official would
leave the witness room and find a battery of cameras fronting her, she would
cry, "Genthe's was never like this!" and try to take refugee in flight A gallant
juryman looked from his bower on high, saw a witness in distress befora
the building and suggested that a cordon of police be gathered to protect
the ladies. Heney compromised by agreeing to ask Dinan for one good,
substantial cop. He was \} forthcoming, for in these virtuous times" Dinan
will do anything that Heney asks.
Abe Ruef Cannot When the policeman first appeared be
7?i/<?f? /nrrr//cfVnre fore tl?e Jnry room lt was rumored . that there
Kusn inquisitors was stin another motive in his be _ ng th^
It was feared by Heney, according tothis report, that Abe Ruef wanted to
confess and would try- to make a sally on the jurymen, forcing his way
through the door- and pouring his tale of crime into the open ears of
the inquisitors. If that should happen Heney would miss all the fun of con
vincing a trial jury that, the boss was a bad man. To prevent a confession
then, the sacred aperture was watched by an armed force of one man.
Fount Of Perpetual Ponce de Leon will be reincarnated if
Youth I* Needed Heney has a word to say abcmt auch things.
,; . -*oinn is Heeded He:is needed now by the proseciJtion and
if he is not found justice will be sadly thwarted. Ponce was the gay explorec
who flourished in the old days in Florida.
According to the present tally sheet there are seventy-two Indictments
pending against Ruef, and at a fair average each indictment merits - about
five years in jaiL Five times 72 equal 360/
i- Ruef^ S ™ v \u25a0" years oId ' and lt » not thought probable that he can
live to -be. .400. Even under the careful chaperonage of' Elisor Biggy his
days will, it may be presumed, be less than four centuries.. The cautious
Biggy can scarcely expect such notable longevity on his own part, and
without Biggy Ruef would die of gout >
So Heney is looking for' Ponce de Leon, and when he is found ha wffl ba
set to work to locate his fountain of Perpetual Youth. When that is dis
covered the waters will be bottled at the springs and shipped, in Bisnnr'a
care, to Ruef who will be forced to drink of them and "thu." live
enough to satisfy justice. .- * « lons
The Smart Set
A PRETTY event was the wedding
of Mlsa Wanda Hadenfeldt and
Harry Melone, which was cele
brated in the First" Presbyterian
Church yesterday at high noon. Rev.
William Kirl? Guthrle being the offici
ating, clergyman.** The church was a
bower of green, the artistic interior of
the' little temporary building being es
pecially effective^wlth the potted, palms,
tall ferns and other greenery used.
The 'bride,, who was given away by her
mother, Mrs. M. Hadenfeldt. was
charming in an imported gown of lace,
worn, over white chiffon and silk. Her
bouquet was of lilies of the valley and
she> wore a long tulle . yelL An es
pecially'effective and unusual ornament
was ; the ohower of sUver which she
wore beneath her tulle veil. . This was
sent to her; from Constantinople by an
Armenian Prince, It; being worn veil
like by ., the ladies of ..Turkey. Miss
Ethel [ Melone, the groom's sister, who
.was the" maid of honor, was very at
tractive in a - gown of pink net worn
over pink chiffon and sllkj trimmed
with .tiny bands of pink silk\and tiny
chiffon ' roßebud3.[ Her hat was a large
pink trimmed with 'pink roses
and 1 pink' lilacs.* Her bouquet was of
pink roses. Arthur Goodfellowwas the
best 2 man and Douglas Deane, James
Deane, Philip Paschel and Carl Haden
feldt were the ushers.' The church
was filled t with the friends of the bride
and groom,* but at the wedding ; break
fast which followed in the Palace Hotel
only } the ; relatives of i the two families
were 1 present j besides the bridal party.
About : thirty ' guests were seated at the
three tables — one large: one at
were I the bridal "; party,-; the \ mothers of
the bride] and \ groom . and a . few \ other
close" relatiyes-^-and two. smaller tables,
all of .which i were , decorated . in ' pink
carnations.", : Mr. ; and Mrs. Melone have
left i. on: their journey -and on
their, return -will : go ; to Oak Knoll.* the
home.of-.the groom's mother,' where
they f. will spend the summer. After
that ?] they may come ;to : San ; Francisco
to I live, i but their, plans are very in
definite.
-=\u25a0; ; The .wedding of Miss Hazel • Marston
and \ Frederick iWlnalow - Read will be
celebrated \at 8 ;" o'clock ' this evening in
Christ V .Church. Alameda, , . Rev, > Mr.N
Guthrle, * rector ' of , the : church,^ officiat
ing. •- Miss ' Jean . Read, the < groom's ' sis
ter, 1 -will i be ; the ; maid «' of . honor, and *• the '
bridesmaids will be I . Miss. Florence Cor-
nell | and i Mlas i Belle O'Connor. Bert
Young Ivwlll Z be ; the , beat t man ; and : . the '
ushers iWill\ be \ George :McDougal, Ray
Cornell r. and \u25a0 \u25a0 Fred >M. % Gilmore. -\ The
colojr^ scheme •of i the aff air lis\ to S be '; in
white] and \ yellow, and \ the \u25a0 cqstumes 'of
MRIL 11, 1907
the bridal party will be in thoa* shad-M.
The church will be in white 2d£j£
Ttr^r * na Mrs - Walter Hobart and M!«
JL?, l^ expect to l«w<m Monday
next for New York, sailing almost di
rectly for Paris. Mr. Bobart wm b.
absent only for a f.w wJk* buTM^
?n«f^ a ° d Mlsa ***• .will- not «tura
until- th« end or tha «una«r.
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h^?°.^i fv a . Mrs> Bo «t**ra Hoffman
hava^old th.lr attractive home lnfiS
lUfael and are looking for a houaeiS
r«f t^JT 7 Shennaa •"»<*. Mra. B«nja-
-Mra. J.tj.Bric* and Mrii. O«orm EL
Bowman left yesterday for New York
RHM«^? c , Ct i* 9 "* t»»'«nnmer In the
British Isles, at the end of which tima
Mrs., Bowman will so to Germany for
a. : stay and Mrs. Brie« expecSt o r"
turn to California. *•*-» io re-
now. are Mrs. Frank Hicks of Los An
£B£L£? : -¥*- Uttla ** u **ter. M!«
week m\ wTv 0 *? 9 «P early, la the
SS^S. 7- Blcka ha * many Wends in
win ££2 T* "^ ltbt hopftd she
return to the southland.
Miss .Elizabeth Murison. who has
been abroad since last fall and h««
spent the winter In Italy^ts Sow
e3d » en# but «P«cts to go to Parts
soon to tpend a month.
.-Mrs. Hayward Q. Thomas has santi
out cards^for a tea at her home In Oak-
Wes^Ttt. 18> l ° mett Mri G *^ 9
. Miss Ella Morgan is Tiaitiia' h.i
friend. Miss . Flora^wf arDel^onte
\u25a0Ki^'^V S , ha «P«ct3'to return to
town shortly for a stay of a weak nr
two and wiU then return to DrtMonS
to spend the enUre summer.
S, 1 ?* V- wmi »» < a Hooper at
the.latter-s country place at Mountain
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Mrs. -8... H. I>avenport has been a
recent visitor to Byron Hot Springs.
.-•v To the .delight of her many friends
Miss Morrison, of ; San Jose, who has
been so seriously Ul with^grip. is able
to drive ;out.'and -her^ coavalesGeace, it
ls> hoped, wIU b«>aj?l<i_^ T, 7.

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