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"'The . j>ah Francisco Call
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. t'&yqttfßi&¥3X&ffijLSp ..OLD ADDRESS ' in' -order, .to. Insure' a-prbmpt
' and ; corf ect. r cbra^iiajbce": with .l.their request." ..• .*.'.:
THE^RE are^ grievoiis ,s|ghs. of ;^ttivity among.demderats-^griev.
pu.s r :ra'triithv/ activity in the ranks 6f democracy; means
j^ bloody noses : an4.. Cracked crowns; not at all for the hereditary
and perfidlou:s : foeV^but for " themselves. •It began- when the
N>w York Wofld qiiestiob, -"WhaV is a- Democrat?" Alak,
that a quest so. simple should t^nleash on an innocent world, such a
tangled itidb through a- column' to'
solve : the; .enigma:! .Henry AVatter'son . thien . .reviles Mr.
Bryan,; xallsvhini?t. worshiper of the Political- Vagary, perpetually
offering something he:vy ; 2n.d ; stringe in that line for. public consump
tion. a'ivorci, -':ibi?.'.pol.itical -yagrarit" talks" too much. In the litany.;
of political aspiration Ifbr the ..dempcracy.Colonel 3*Yatterson would
underline the. prayer; r^'.Giyc .us- a.- wooden ri-ran-for candidate, O Lord.V
It Is astrartgevprpgrami .ihi&- plan- to capture the government
by a still hunt }phgtimshipes> /Colonel Watterson, we fear, grows
old and scant p ? . breath. .'He fears trie positive/and hides behind the
negative. ...Why- not Inominatjj a 'stalking horse ?• ". ..; " • „• .° r .
Governor.'Jphrispn of .Minnesota; is reputed to be' Colonel Wat
terson's masked :.'bsittsry- = .. : ' Whether. .-.he.' fulfills, the wooden; require-",
inents of Gblbnel • Watterspn's .aspiration we are ; too' gerierous^ftd";
declare.^ There. '-wa^ 'an", ill natufed. story that he was elected gov
ernor, of Minnesota because al| the Johnsons in the ndrthvyest voted
for him. jphnspn. is.a;right good .name and plentifui.'. The gpyerri-
I^ment of Minnesp^".is..:a.iorm -: <x{ •Johhsbhocracy. - -. • -.
Governor Johnson a s-- been delivering a sort- "of .baccalaureate
sermon tp.the..Uriiyersity o.f .Pennsylvania, \u25a0" and Colonel Watterson,
instead of. warning. Mm -against the danger of opening his mouth so
\u25a0widcy commends] him 'ijW^^y-'jfbr^utterattces'ltkc.stli'is: ' ." " .
So to hanponize. -nitionjirVand itite. legislation that; the former shall
include everything na^'onal ;.ind' interstate and" the latter ° cover allcohdi
tions which begin ;aii^ end; within ..the sUte-.is one of the nicest problems
of future American Statesmen, and; to yotir. earnest study it is respectfully
Why, to .be>sure, ; tiiere. isvsmall- danger in these sentiments.
Roses are red^ when they are- not yellow, and violets, blue if they
are not /white.- .The: flowers • that- bloom in the spring have much,
to do with the case: It seems as if Johnson might be the Fairbanks
of democracy. ; f- ." •;\u25a0:"•-.\u25a0/ : \u25a0'..•\u25a0 :\ •: , .o. o I. •
In the meantime, Mr.".. Hearst has brushed lip .the justly-cele
brated interview iwiih "an lowa "democrat" and is having it reprinted
once a week in all his newspapers: Tis an old and tried friend, begad,
albeit something, greasy at the elbows and smudged with, printer's
ink. Once more this grim visagedlowan. raises his wrinkled front
when the strings are pulled- and fearlessly 'exposes the iniquities, of
the democratic national organization,- and he is careful no.. mention
Mr. Hearst's, name, seventeen times -per column. \Ve fear it is all
true, and, indeed, it niakes a very woeful tale.. .God is' good to the
standpatters. They do not "have to' get 'put and. gainfully dig for
brickbats to throw • at- the enemy, for he supplies his o\vn petard.
Watch him hoist. ./You never hear of a, Texas republican scolding
his party and nobody 'would mind if he did, but an lowa democrat
ranks among prpphetsjin his. own party.
The next function in/ the regular round of democratic activities
will be the reading. out exercises. It is some time since Mr. Bryan
read Roger Sullivan put of the. party. To be sure, he did not stay
out, but; then, .they never do, nor does *his incompleteness of func
tion impair the quality of entertainment . The literary exercises are
always inspiring;." although' certain captious critics have insisted that
they would be more appropriate for a wake than a campaign. :
QUR dubiously, good. natured friends beyond the mountains and
in. the interior of California who-'occupy their elegant leisure
scolding San Ffancisco.as a horrible example among cities might
profit by examination of Assessor Dodge's annual report. In !
spite of our. troubles we have not' been' idle.. Indeed we have added
a little; matter of $90,000, OCX) in newly created .values in the fiscal year
that ended on" Sunday; • With an assessed, valuation of $429,000,000
we are on our way to resurne°our old position. Another year' at the
same rate/of grOwth anti'thecity of San Francisco will stand in point
;Of /valuation where it o stood on that disastrous morning. of April a
year ago. BPffi
>• =The financial agent for one of the/largest estates in San Fran
cisco, which was completely, wiped out by the fire as income prpdup
; fng p»rbperty, c said .the'other day that he had collected ; slo,3oo in rents
for the month of May. The cityis alive and growing fast.
" To- be .sure we Have bur troubles "and. possibly more than our
share of strife, b/ut we make a lot.of.n oise over k, all, and possibly
bur good natured neighbors and our ill natured neighbors have come
to belreve.that our condition is much worse than it really is. The
Cal ifornia Promotion^ committee makes a summary, of industrial and
financial conditions • for the month "^of June in . San r Francisco and the
other important cities of the :. state:' \The figures are so striking/as to
'be /worth reproduction : . *
:'ly t^ c fallowing summary, for June/ shows California conditions: San
• c F«nascobtfildmg- permits, $3.916.450j San "Francisco building permits 'since
fire, $/ 3,497^2: Los Angeles -building permits;- $1,493,279; rOaklarid bulldirie
permits. $448,570; Diego .building $1 ; 135,850 ;:• San .Francisco
EtV.w%7osS e c I* %:aIUC l 1l 1 ' 9 -?^;,.^^ Francisco,: bafik clearings,
$17/,30/ ,227.96; San^ Francisco bank clearings: forj June, 1905, $148 312 795 94 :
San 3 Francisco bank clearings;for 'June, .1906, $132,149,341.46: -Los Angeles
bink clearings, $51,457,221; Oakland; bank clearings.. $11,495,511 75; Sin
Jose bank clearings, $2,395,935.52; San : Francisco customs receipts, $668,176.17.
We have money to spend for other things besides rebuilding,the
city. It is a significant fact that a comipany/ of [players? at a local
theater had box office receipts amounting to $37,000 in three 'week's^
notwithstanding the 'streetcar strike: We are doing; very we.ll; thank
YOU. ' ' • '" \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - '.•\u25a0\u25a0> ' ' \u25a0\u25a0--' i- •\u25a0\u25a0.*\u25a0\u25a0 — •*\u25a0•-"- t~yrV? ' ' \u25a0\u25a0 -\u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0 -
A NATIONAL- (iepartment of the fine arts is the latest, plan
to* improve' the .American race.- There, are uncomfortable
pepple who declare that the great •object of government's
• * to •provide, salaries and more salaries. Indeed, it was some
"sort of vague precipitate-, from this opinion that inspired- the cele
brated Flanigari of. Texas, who, inquired;- in a loud tone' of voice,
<l What are here for?." .-when some vainglorious orator in con
vention had. made" slighting reference "• to the Offices", as things
unworthy the .consideration of. the patriot '.\u25a0politician.''"; Nothing -of
Flanigan- and his sordid ambitions in; this young' ambition, which
is designed purely to make culture hum: / • : . •"/ •' " '
We wquld not be understood to. cast any slighting reflections /on
the methods of a promotion committee as applied to the fifle 'arjts, but.
while we do not igrudge Mr. Bumble his salaryj we 'doubt- whether
bureaucracy, supplies the, right machinery to make culture : > hum.'; The
French : do these things better. 'Long ago \u25a0 Matthew Arnold pointed
out that the academy as an ,? institution was foreign to the genius
of the Anglo-Saxon races. * v Neither 'in England rior;.in. America do
"we take kindly to authority in matters, of literature arid; art. The
poet laureate ;.qf England is- a public; jest; • It; was only 'the' oth^r
day that the lord, chamberlain,", in/his, capacity; of i-censor*i -censor* of • plays,
banished "The\Mikado" fro-nY the British stage It is q : uite certain
that government art and \u25a0 literature \u25a0*^manufactured by a bureau in
Washington': would be received . with '. inextinguishable> . laughter,
well deserved. '' - ' "••-.'/ ; : : - - ' :
LYLE FLETCHER ; has returned
from the City of) Mexico, where
he has been living for some years
. . 'as assistant to. tne president; of
the Pan-American railroad./; Naturally^
he Is * glad ;to be) back. [ and •, will \u25a0; make
San Francisco hlsj headquarters and at-;
tend T * to - the \u25a0 businesaT affairs ? off D.| P; :
Doak, who, ,with| alfrlend f in^St.'-Louls;
controls. the Pan-American" line. '-. \u25a0
; "The, Pan-American line," said Fletch
er) yesterday, fj'is; destined to *: play r two
important parts in the republic of .Mexf.
ico and also; in _ thosetof[lCentralfAmer
lcal for ."you can '; accept ) it as an axiom '
that wherever a railroad passes ' through
a territory that ; territory is ' exempt
from- revolution:^ ;> .The railroad ; ls \ the
pacifier, «f -the. Spanish fAmerlcanllands.'
There lisV no Vorie f.whb f appreciates 'this
"more than! Presidents Diazllahd; it is
through = his \wlse; and i progressive • pbl^'
icy : that ; so many/. railroads ; are jbeing
built in Mexico,*.and'more*iWlll -be jbuilt." 1
He . has ' passed; some good laws looking
toward; railroad' contrql. c v*: ; For| instance,'
there ,is va'/governmehtii inspector^ at-;'
t ached ; to* each'irailroad.i which ; has^to
be fbuilt ; according Jto\thejplahs| of (the
Mexican ;governmenti;'.There T are' string
gent " rules; as I to '% grades, i road J bed;; and
the; construction jofj.the* line} generally.*
Therejisfalaoj another, law , s iri-, ope ration
in" Mexico* providing, forja^unlfprml rate
for passenger," and: freight^ service. 4 ! Now, 5
while Uhls ; law |is 'good <in it ' is
not ; so /good J In? practiced f or,v the > same
charge* is made ' for; a? haul r over.'a? moun
tainous 'country *aa f ooverr r a/i level} plain!'
This, is i injurious * ffoni an earning
standpoint. nffl"Pllr"J H jffliU'jif ' "" "
• v.l" W ith reference to the* Pan-American
of ; Guatemala. 4% It g connect? A with J the
Tehuan tepee. National \u25a0; at^Sanl Geronimo'
andll.wlll <;r; r eventually^ be j" extended v to
Panama. ,; Owing j to , the^'rainy^ season
there ij ia;;littleT'or. ; -no s. construction ,t at-,
tempted at ; present. This- road; isfopen-^
ing. up , one ; of the . nriestjstatesjinj Mex
ico, I rfmean i Chiapas, /arid * some}' of & its'
products,? such * as \ cedar/and I mahogany,*
willfone dajr reach] this i city. i |ln ! Chiapas
there", are \ some 'of i the" finest i pineapple*
and 1 banana lands ' in |the\world,^and 'the
road; in i passing! thrbughVtbe 'republics
Mt\ F^kirb sinks' 'Campaign
Gossip in Railway Circles
of ' Guatemala,,,;; Salvador farid t Costa
Rica w i 11 , mak e; extensive and ' rich cof
fee'lands accessible market. .Mexico
ia i the \u25a0 country: to/: make , money,'; and it
is really \u25a0amazing ' how . much , American
money, is jbelng. poured in ' there!
vVlt^is^good" to be in -San: Francisco !
again, and I had a narrow/chance Jonce
of never seeing the old town." I was at a
place called' Glencde.Hn Missouri,: and a
quarter, of. a mile" froni, the"^ house where
I;.waa :«taylng^theyj were: blasting: ;;a'
rock \\ weighing T< 70 . * pounds '' crashed
through jthe,roof. passed." th'rdugh a bed, 1
through, the and , then .smashed- a
table at" which I /was sitting into kind
ling:,wood. ? , The Jl rock was: hot* three
Inches {rommy head."
- l A £«nt; R. H. ; Countlss ; ha*, just ; issued
; notice- to the] members ; of Uhe| trans-"
continental * ; frelghti:bureaui; canceling
.rule ; 15^ r of J;the^ east; land , wist bound
; tariff }f, I E.;andvJLiG*Vespectively.j;,. The
rule reads thatwhere : intermediate" and
'terminal - class i rates jon page *42 j when
applied- in connectiQhiwlth; current; and
western, clasßincati6nsmake"ilower. rates
than \u25a0 ; those . found'; oh: 1 pages;. 4o - and 4 1
and, 4Bllo,los, inclusiveithe'inteFmediate
and ?: terminal'; claaa t rates -~ respectively*
will govern/ Counties in : his letter says
.that \the ;- rule < is ' contra.ry i to^t the \ inter
[ state , commerced law Jml that* it s provides
two; rates I forgone Jcommodity.^- -:To^a
: man ; up s a tree Jit f seems I peculiar that
the lowerjrate; should; not-govern'ln r all
cases of -the \u25a0 kind.*?* It ; is| nothing i unus
;u»4- for, a jth!ng:dfjthis;kind^to> happen?
a^ a i lt M s /KOingr i to;be:very?confußlng/
say^rallroad;:men; for :the'vold f time
f reightmen - whose \u25a0\u25a0>, Instructions have
always <been, tq iuseithe Slower rate.' f
t:^ Julius KruttschnitCidirector of main
tenance: and "operation 1 \u25a0 for -the iHarrl
man i ; lines, spent : last £• nights at Del
time today.- With ! hlm'are i E. ? E.;Calvih v
general * manager^ofi the i Southern^ Pai
clflc,! and .W.^S.'! Palmer,^ general : super
intendent •of;the?;horthern v clistrict; . ?
' ; k**" 1 * .; E.-r Stanton 'of , the ; Chicago
Milwaukee ; and \ StT- Paul.iwho] has been
haslreturned' to the; city. '
. • Shown' by Paper .
i.» r, ..--. - ...- : \u25a0 — — :: — — r
THE Evening Newsof Los Angeles
appeared last Wednesday .with
a: "Greater^Los Angeles Edition,"
which, set forth arguments and
other data, showing how the city is to
haye'a \u25a0 million population within a
comparatively .small .number of years.
The: edition contains halftones, illus
trating, the: building and industrial ac-"
tivity," the front' page, being occupied
bx a seven ."column . reproduction of a
picture showing the 'heart of. the : city
at'Fourth and: Spring streets. A^page
is devoted to views." of"; the, realty men,"
another-to ":. investors • and other, pages
to the views of Hie .general public on
the growth of ' the' city and the ; prob
able , time that it will take to get ; the
million inhabitants, i Bank clearings,
electric interests , and other factors 11
1 ustrating -the logic o-f the ; city's expec
tations are set ] forth," the edition ° on the
whole being replete : . with- information
tha.t has. been presented with, evident
care and' dis'crlmfnatlon. • •
Personal Mention
. :\C.':.K. . Ralph of : San Jose la at the
; Chtrles H. Lee of Seattle is at the
Robins. ISpSHBRHPBp -
; A. E. -Wills of Dawson la at the" St.
Francis. , . ." -',".: \
'- G. Gensler of Portland,. Or., Is at the
Baltimore. B&BSSEhRJ . r '-\u25a0\u25a0'•-'\u25a0\u25a0'
X 'Henry White of Los Angeles Is at
the Palace. * ..' \u25a0' '"'•"' o
* C. Davidson of Kenwood, Cal., is at
the Hamlin. *' i^BB
C. M.*tWendoyer of St. -Louis is at
the Majestic
r .;'Romie ? C. * Jacks of Monterey is at
the Jefferson. -.'••:.
; M. T.xwhitaker of ; Los Angeles is;at
.thej Fairmont. "\u25a0 " ;'.:.'
,:>.Revt 'Father M. Tubman of Reno is
at ') the ' Imperial.
\u25a0.;;Ira'B..pairim, a hop grrower of Ukiah,
.is \u25a0 at ;.the> Hamlin. -
if: W. jH. ; Heriry> and wife of Los ,An'
geleeiare at the: Savoy.
\u25a0 VWilllanvH.iMagree'land; Mrs. : Magee of
•Tucson-are at the* Fairmont.;'
. Frank \u25a0 Dick ? and TA. Enkle Vo'f \ Los
AngelesVareJat the; Dorchester.'
J. H. Macirilliah, a / mining man at
Goldfleld,; ls at;the. St Francis.
iC. I*. • La Rue ;•; and Mrs. La Rue of
Sacramento are; at the - Robins.
-- James -w/'Neill.- 'a: mining man from
Pasadena,Ms at the St.* s Francis. : -;,
"?^Waiter? R^ HenseyV .aTpmining. man of
: New.'.Yo rkV"; and" Mrs." . Hen s ey are at the
Robins. :*\u25a0;."" *7-' " ; .''
1c Lieutenant John H. Read Jr.. United
: States, army/, and Mrs. Read are . at : the
; St? t Francis. ;. . .;. , K^^^S
; \u25a0 J./. 8./: Robinson/ of the Diamond
match ;companyj of Chicb,* Cal., i> at the
St/'Francia.;:';.; i:-*--/-:;\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0 : - ; . r ' : '-;" '-'
;/;> John >Fernbeck. a 'manufacturer \u25a0 'of
.machinery j. : at ) Rochester,"': N." V., is, at
IthetHamliri. *\u25a0>;' '-^ -- :
iVJudgejT.r J. : Lemon; "wife and son.of
, San b Rafael,^ en '., route ; to '; Paso " Robles,
;.are;at*the*Jefterson. ;\u25a0 \u25a0 ; '
\u25a0.r;Slmon\Wlle,;. r ;Slmon\Wlle,;? representative i of the
Jergens "soap company r of Cincinnati^
isjat .*\u25a0 the •Dorchester.
;-; Colonel ~W. -. Ferguson, mine
owner | in' New, Mexico, and Mrs.^Fergu
son '.; and ' ' their 'daughter "-'t are at the
ißobin*i ßobin*. ;"' .*" ;''*',',"\u25a0''•'.\u25a0'\u25a0 : " •""."'•/. ' *'
i;|l Norman; Field; Slssbn*< of , Slsson, ;'one
of ; the;; owners oof¥Sisson is
spendjng/af f ewjdays ] In] town! and * is r at
.the"^li3perial.^ i .V : '. 7 '--v.^" '
; ; Boston i arrlvalsVat the iSt. ; ; Francis'
ar «S Robert % A^Ware. V F.t' D;» Cochrane,
Downs azidG.'N/'Lusson:
Tells of rebukes that patronizing persons
have ; received from Chinese gentlemen and
Ipf; report that Mark Twain is to marry, again
Pompous Traveler '*D ASSEXGERS" who arrived h« the.
fL\\j~ if a n c ' " Y^ other»day on the steamship KoFca are
IS Ca//eO Down , ± telling with glee how . Wong "a
Chinese engineer, also a passenger, silenced a very pompous .Britisher who
joined : the, lioer at- Yokohama. -Wong, who is only 32 yeajs old, belongs. to
one of the best families; in the Chinese empire;/ He is .an edacated* gentle
.nianr of considerable polish "and stands high an his profession. He \ has a
.brother attending Yale university and is himself a college man." He; i».
now general manager* of -what is; probably the most important engineering
concern -in China an"d is going, to Europe on a wholesale purchasing , tour.
The pompous Britisher was introduced to Wong and from the 'first
patronized the little celestial in a most demonstrative, way.," Wong openly
, resented the '.BritisbeVs attitude, but did nothing in retaliation until one day
in the smoking room just after Wong had told a very good story. The
sjlence* that' followed the laugh with which the yarn Was greeted was "brokea
. "I'say, nic man,:" he said, "you speak "English very well for* a Chinese.'*
; • "Yes,")tepiied Worigi "I have had a great many Englishmen -in my
employ." * ' ~ ••-',\u25a0• . "
•...;. • -3~~~£ — ;-:-.......v. x r^ r U : V-v- |
CtilcaJtGDrunjiribr ;r; r - rr f m^ ber Vanoth.er -Chmese squelch Jag z
\u25a0-\u25a0>»•.-•\u25a0•' \u25a0 c. \u25a0'«•«. , fresh Chicago drummer a few years ago with
Given aSquelchifig eqiial tSccL • Wewere coming home from
the .far.; east : on dne : of 'the Japanese 'liners.; The Chinese was on hia way
to^ London on some _diplomatic mission.' He was a splendid fellow, traveled,
and a good deal of ".a scholar.' He was an Oxford graduate and had attended
Heidelberg, university. • But the- drummer didn't know-this.
• Two da.ys out of Hongkong and before any of us had made the acquaint
ance- of the "silk rQbed.Vpigtailed, diplomat, we. had just finished pitching
quoits to decide, who was to be stuck forthe antetiffin cocktail.. The afore
mentioned > Chicago drummer ' was elected, = and as we. started for the bar
he'stopped and said; • • "-. JBBtjjBHBMB ,^ . . -.
. "LetV be sociable ;and^*nvite the Oiink." -. : •
Walking up to the '.'Chink" the .man from Chicago thus addressed him:
riello, John, you sabbe icocktail? \Ve go catchem one pieccc dlink.
Sabbcr : dlink?' Washamaila "you come along? ' Sabbe?" ffi
The Chinese looked surprised, and "Chicago" turned to us and winked.
"You- no* sabbe cocktail?" "he repeated. .. : \u25a0 '.
v* And then he^gdt his.°° • , • _ \u0084' ." .
. "Pardon me, sir/ said the "Chink" with a dignity foreign to anything
with which "Chicago" was familiar, "but I am at a loss to understand you,
I recognize the language as what we. call pidgin English. If you will repeat
your, question . in English, -or in French, .or Spanish, or German, or even •
in Greek, Latin or Hebrew, I. will. U3e my best endeavor, to supply the"
information you desire, if it is. information you seek.. I have always been a °
•very busy man and have never had time, to .learn pidgin English. Now what
was 'it that you .wanted to know?" •". \u25a0.;
Then everybody laughed and = for the rest of the voyage the "ChirikV
was the life ; of ° the ship;,- "Chicago," however, avoided him. ; *:.•
Mark Twain and There is a rumor in literary circles, a New ;
Charlotte Triirr ° York orT^V>ohdcnt tells me, .-.that : Mark'
ynarlOtte.leller Twain is going t5 marry Charlotte TeUer. the
novelist. It does, not seem, to be founded, on .anything more substantial '
.than his expressed admiration of her book, whereupon a. would be'witsent
the humorist a cartoon" with" Miss Teller as a Medusa. : Instead of snake 3
.her hair formed a cage in which Mark was imprisoned. A3 the Teller novel
is, called "The. Cage," "the cartoon ia ; self-explainable. \ •
•Another reason why the marriage h considered a pbssibijity is that
Miss. Teller has. been investing 0 in new clothes, though, of course.'" the, e.x- ..
planation is -allowable that she may have been, anxious- to §pend a- bit of \
her royalty. As' the; humorist is in Europe, arid the novelist, has gone J
there "to rest," that is another link, in the .chain of rumor. A widower and .
an unmarried woman, a friendly critic of a book, and the writer, and there
you^are.on the ocean of matrimony., ". * \u25a0 " :'• .„ .'
The' Smart Set
MR. and Mrs. Hammond of Lake
_county, who /.have so many
friends -in San . Francisco. ° are
-. - " ; . anticipating' a visit from Mr.
and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth Cformerly
Miss Alice Roosevelt),' ln the. near fu
ture, the 'distinguished travelers having
already left their, home in OJtiio for the
Yellowstone park. °, They, expect to^re
main there f qr a week or fen days and
will then come to \ San- -Francisco, en
route to Hawaii. Before sailing for the
islands they will go to Lake .county.
Mrs.' Hammond is a sister of Mrs. Long
worth's mother, and they are on terms
of the greatest Intimacy. °. ,
Mrs." William H- Crocker returned a
day or .two since \u25a0 f rom o a brief • eastern
trip and is at her Home. in Burllngame.
* Mrs. Ashton Potter, who has recently
returned from a residence * abroad of
several years' " duration, a ' few
days since to San Rafael as the guest
of Mrs. Philip Van Home Lansdale. v
, Mr., and Mrs. Denis O'Sullivan will
arrive today from their. home in London
and .will probably, spend the ' next three
months in California as the guests of
their "relatives here. Both are great
favorites here and will be delightedly
welcomed back.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Tilghman (the lat
ter -of .whom f was formerly Miss Alice
Merry); arrived • last ,week from Nevada,
where -^they " have \been since - their; ar
rival ! from ; Europe, * and "will remain for
a time here as the guests of relatives
here and in Sausallto. '
- The luncheon at which ; Mrs. Thomas
Drlscoll .; wag to have" entertained on
Saturday i last - at the . Fairmont hotel,
and f which was to " have been - followed
by a .theater party, was postponed oh
account of the sudden death of the
little son of \u25a0 Mrs.' Robert ;.Y. Hayne. ."
Mrs.;A."N.' Towne and Mrs! Clinton E..
Wordeh,' who' are making their; home ' at
Del Monte, went last ; week to 'Santa
Barbara for a sojourn. . . ;.
Miss Helen ,Wheeler . arrived on Sat
urday, evening, from .the east, where she
has f been vthe : guest of Mrs. John Hays
Hammond,.; since' her ' return from
Europe. early^ in June.. . "
"Mrs.; Clinton B. Hale and .Miss .Ellen
Chamberlain * have \u25a0 arrived from
home In Santa Barbara and are guests
at the Fairmont hotel.
• Mr. and -Mrs. .Leonard Chenery. who
have ; recently^ returned ; from a' :vislt ' to
Yosemtte, left yesterday f or -Blythedale."
Conditions in Califorrtia .
ThaCaUfornU Promotion committ** wlrodtio foiowlni t» ita •ultra. We M ia »Ur
York yesterday:,. ' '*? * ' a »
,;: C»liforaU temperature! for th«p**t 24 hours:
lur*k» ..:..maimttm Ba......JUximum 54
B*n TrMeisco ..:......... ..Minimum 51......H«x1mum 80 «
WOiejo >.-..:-.\u25a0...;....•..;...;.........^iMiaimum>M...;.iiu| affll S3
- San Francisco tuildin# permits for July 1: . \u25a0\u25a0'.
P.rm«ent-:r.:..;.. .;....;.;.;i7 .....Valw .;.............:.mioo '
—....... ihq
; :^^* 1, <BfaDi^»8 faDi^» \u25a0«• ta«»»M4-«0e pirWt lath, past a^ 7ea«, and no^
\u25a0SS?bSs'^^ * UdtUtry-'- 7}" fashioned \u25a0 kaa ;W" rilSd^J
/^^^^^'•^"^^^•ftMrand wa^o^Miniftai^, <0, w r
\u25a0l^T&X??*^- it^ t ?' 88 *B-»~^«- rround site wilTbT 1W:«^ ST xj!
*^?*?^U'>?flTo' ,torie,;and bawment ta h.i,hCi ab«Zufly ftreproof H.^n^uJSl"
[j^grfjgytaral steel wUI be nied in ithe frime.^:-' "«9"x>r. Eleirea auadre4
JULY % 1907
where they will spend the month of.
July. .0 s , > o - • n ,• . . ,
c' ° • \?-'. S * ••' .. ':\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' \
.< Lieutenant Thomas E.- Selfrldg^
U. S. Ah who is so popjilar^h'ere.-ls at
present in Nova Scotia assisting Pro
fessor Bejl ij, Ufe tests of, flying ma
chines that ' are »being made for the
Lnited States. government there/ Lieu
tenant Self ridge- will go In the ° near
future to Europe c f6r twd months,- m&st
of which time he will spend ' In „ Ger^
Mrs. Lyle Fletcherv who has made her
home In Mexico since the -first *of the
year, li at° presents visiting relatives In
Kentucky. ° , t •>' , „-
Colonel \TV. A.' Simpson.. TJ. S. aI. and
his son. Midshipman George W. Simp
son, U. S. N*.. who la his, guest at pres
ent, returned yesterday from a week
end trip to Monterey, where they were
entertained very charmingly
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Captain and Mrs. O. R»Wolfe <former
ly Miss Mabel Watkins) have returned
from their honeymoon and are at their
home at Fort McDowell. Angel Island.
Much sympathy Is: felt for Mrs.; Wolfe
in the loss of her beautiful wedding
gown and the exquisite pearls . given
htr by. Captain Wolfe, which were.'un
fortunately, not saved when Cltffe
Haven, the Watklns* home in Sausallto
was burned last week. The peaxls and
the quantities of rose point lace on the
gown were both heirlooms in > Captain-
Wolfe's family and their loss Is on that
account felt in a particularly keen way
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Mr. and Mrs. Josiah R. Howell expect
to leave In a day or two .for a fishing
trip to Independence and Weber lakes
and will be absent' for a month or two
There has been the greatest surprise
and grief expressed on all sides. at the
sudden death^on Sunday . night or Mrs
W. A. McEnery. who has been so prom
inent In the social )if« of the city dur
ing the past winter. Mrs. McEnery
has suffered for some years from heart
I trouble, but has of late been particular
:ly well," «o her attack. Just after retir
ing 6n Sunday, which resulted in her
death in less than 15 .minutes, came ' as
the greatest, shock. The deepest syW
pathy is extended to Dr., McEnery. to
her little daughter. Miss Isabel., Me-
Laughlin. and to her sister. Mrs. Wal
>iace;of,Salt Lake City, all o5 whom
j were with her at the end, and who
will : leave; tonight' for the latter city
where the interment will take place"
Mrs. McEnery was a c»armlng woman
clever «nd traveled, and has dispensed
a -delightful hospitality at. her home
here.-, . » „

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