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INI the opinion of men actively interested in the rehabilitation of
San Francisco the attitude of some land owners with regard to
high values is to be deplored. No one advocates a sacrifice in
prices, but the contention is that demands greatly exceeding
prices asked previous to the fire retard progress. Six thousand
buildings have been put oip since the fire and many people are
anxipus now to secure land and build, but are deterred by the high
figures quoted. The buyer naturally declines to consider a pur
chase under these conditions and requests an explanation from his
broker. Looking at the question from a rational standpoint, it
does appear to the outsider unreasonable for a property
owner to persist in trying to secure more for bare property tlian
he asked when it was' yielding an income. Arguments, however,
seem to have no effect upon some of these owners, who prefer to
let their land lie idle, rather ..{ban dispose of it at what experts deem
reasonable figures. In several instances the seekers after high
prices are absentee landlords. They depend on others for informa
tion regarding values, .and as it is human nature to accept as true
that advice which most nearly conforms to one's wishes sales are
not made.
A good transaction was temporarily blocked on Kearny street
recently, owing to the obstinacy."- of ; an absentee landlord. A r well
known dry goods establishment sought to re-establish itself in its
old quarters, but the builders wanted more frontage on Post street
and attempted to buy a small lot on tliat thoroughfare. Pressure
was brought to bear upon the absent owner to sell for a considera
tion more than reasonable, but— without success. This must be
regarded as ill advised,. and there is danger, too, in pursuing such
policy, for sometimes good tenants are driven to other sections
and help to build up property values elsewhere. Nothing is to be
gained by putting a valuation above the reach of prospective buyers,
who must calculate closely the cost of building and must also
remember that a city which is rebuilding is liable to sharp changes
affecting incomes.
A more equitable policy is to be commended, and those persons
who have realized that nothing is to be gained by a selfish course
and have subordinated their desires to the public good are to be
applauded as worthy citizens — not without wisdom.
Operators complain that property owners in small streets, such;
as Natoma and Clementina, have raised valuations to abnormal
figures: Intending purchasers would have utilized these streets for
the erection of flats, renting at low rates. This would have -induced 1
people to live down town, and thus would have helped to re-estab
lish the old quarters, but negotiations carried on for several weeks
resulted in nothing. . /
In pleasing contrast to this unwise policy is that of • such
land owners as W. H. Crocker, who was among the first to foresee
the wisdom of asking just prices for his holdings. 'Before the fire
he was averse to parting with any >of his. property, daring the next
few years, no matter how alluring, the offer; but lie has changed his
mind to meet the new : conditions.! "Kp -pecuniary necessity compels
him to cut up his land along the Mission road for home seekers
and sell for a "moderate compensation, but he realizes that if
the city is to be thickly populated some such measures must be
taken to induce men to build here instead of going far away, and
it is with this purpose that he. has. placed land on the market, afford
ing those of small means opportunity to; establish homes and thus
increase the population of the city.
I-T.I -T. is a far cry from San Francisco to Egypt, and yet this city
on the seventeen hills has an interest, or should have an interest,
in the recent dastardly attack on the reputation, of Rameses
the Great. Rameses, poor fellow, is dead several thousand years
and cannot defend himself.. His ashes are become the sport of
the impudent trade winds of this peninsula, for his mortal, part —
what was left of it — was burned in the great fire of San Francisco.
We shall not vouch for the story, but it is a tradition of the
Bohemian club that . the celebrated mummy introduced ;to ' the
privileges of that institution by the distinguished Egyptologer,
Hon. Jere Lynch, was once Rameses. There are other mummies
in the club, but none of them were kings. We have had our kings
in San Francisco before, and some of them were knaves, but all
are dead as Rameses, and 'peace to. their scattered ashes.
Therefore, when these dastard Egyptologers impugn the repu
tation of our Rameses it is simple patriotism to fly to his sup
port. Let us get behind Rameses. .We deny that he had the big
head and was a paltry impostor. Just hear, the learned Naville,
who asserts:
; " The more we discover "about "Rameses the more convinced we are
he was .a fraud.: He was not great iri any way, but he reigned for 60 years,
which was far too long. His vanity was > colossal. \- Not content with the
adulation of his own people, he arranged that posterity should take him j
at his own valuation. i
' To. this end he conceived the notion, of causing his name to beinscribed'
on every temple, statue and monument that he imagined would stand the!
test of time. The plan succeeded only too well for many years^ In con
sequence of it explorers were united, in deciding that he must have' been
a. great king. '."\u25a0„'. . '
Now we are beginning to find him out. Some of the antiquities on
which his name appears must have existed a thousand years before he was
born. Occasionally he even went to the length of erasing the name for
merly borne by the . statue and substituting his own. He never was par
ticular, either, as to whose: name was erased. :\u25a0}
It may be that we are shedding tears over the "wrong king.
It . is not impossible that Egyptologer Lynch is . guilty of a painful
confusion, of funerals, but. one remembers .vividly his "distress -of
I! A VERY voter who qualified as : an elector by registration in 1906 and who has
B-4. not since changed his residence mayyote at the primary elections tomorrow
ff as freely as those electors-, who registered this spring. It appears that there
is .a general misunderstariding of the effect of the new registration law
which became operative oh April 23^
- The new law provides that on and after April 23 electors shall be required at
the time of registration to state with which party they purpose to affiliate at' the
primary election next ensuing or for the period which the registration covers. Under
the general law general registrations are mandatory biennially in the even numbered
years. More than 50,000 San Francisco voters qualified by registration in 1906. Save
in the event of a change of residence none of these 50,000 voters is required to reg
ister anew until 1 908. The new registratio n law in no wise affects his qualification as
a primary elector until his present registration shall have expired by operation of law.
Until such expiration by operation of law, which will not occur until after the
general election and any special elections which may be held during 1907, all these
electors may vote any primary ticket they choose at primary elections. Only the
13,000 voters who have registered t since April 23, 1907, are bound by the new law to
participation in the primaries of the parties named in their affidavits of registration.
The whole number of electors barred from participation in the primary elec
tions tomorrow is less than 700. This number includes those who declined to state
their partisan affiliations and those who registered as supporters of the independence
league, which will not present a' primary ticket. Elimination; of this 1, per cent of the
registered vote leaves a total of approximately 60,000 electors qualified to vote at
tomorrow's primaries.
If each citizen who has the right to vote and whose duty it is to vote tomor
row for delegates to the convention of his party performs that simple duty the gov
ernmental welfare of San Francisco will be assured. In the event of a representative
vote at the primaries of all parties conventions composed of honest men will be
inevitably . consequent.
The corrupt boss and the self-seeking professional politician thrive on popular
indifference. Creatures of that kidney never have been able and never will be able
to control more than an insignificant fraction of the parties oh which they fasten
themselves barnacle wise. Good men and bad will, ask the voters of the several parties
for their primary support tomorrow. The bad men— the men whose election as dele
gates >will mean the nomination of bad can didates-^an only hope to succeed through
a continuation of the characteristic popular indifference to the importance of the
primary election. The delegate ..candidates who, owe allegiance to no boss, to no can
didate for public office, and who if elected will nominate .decent men to bear their
partisan 'standards, cannot fail of election if the honest voters, of: >\llv parties perform
tomorrow the simplest duty they owe^San Francisco and their parties.
. Men who pride yourselves on the quality of your citizenship, go to the primary
polls tomorrow. Vote that delegate ticket which bears the nappes of men of your
own partisan faith, whom -you know,^ and whom you can trust to do the right thing
by San Francisco, and byXyotir pariy^i \ ; C \u25a0•''! *:•>?*,• : -
The man who can vjbte, at the prim aryj elections tomorrow and fails is neither
good citizen nor good partisan. ' >;'; « rr t >
mind when the Hon. Ryland Wallace rescued four penn'orth of
old clothes from the burning building and left behind the sacred
remains of Rameses. But;Mr'. Wallace pleads*, in extenuation, that
the morning of April 18: was^ot flnauspicious^occasion to be
seen packing' a dead' king ; 6n^'his fback .through^ the'; streets' of
San Francisco. \ "\u25a0'.*\u25a0\u25a0'' - £? ; -v ; ;
Here by the shores of the desolate Pacific the immitigable
fury of the sea wind dissipates the ashes- of 'the dead Egyptian,
10,000 miles from his place of birth and centuries* after his death.
I', faith 'twas a. long, journey, thai Jere Lynch led, him, but he had
the biggest funeral pyre the worlds ever saw^hether he was
king or slave. \u25a0'.•;ll'u*uf t ~
Answers to Queries
kersfleld, Cal. If a farmer or. other
person desires to go in the business of
manufacturing denatured alcohol at ..a
plant, however small, he 'will be re--,
quired to construct , his plant in the
manner required by the general laws
and regulations. He will be required
to give a bond to the commissioner of
Internal revenue In the district in
which the plant Is located, the effect
of which is to prevent . him from de-.
frauding the government of the tax
on any distilled spirits produced by
him. He will be required to establish a
distillery warehouse, to deposit, the.
spirits produced by him in such ware
house and to pay tax or denature the
alcohol produced by him just as he may
elect.. , • .
The Saracen brides used to wear orange
blossom as an emblem of fecundity, and
occasionally the same emblem may have
been worn by European brides ever
since the time of the crusades; but
the general adoption of wreaths of
orange blossoms for brides is com
paratively'a modern practice, due es
pecially to the taste for the flower lan
guage. In that language ; the orange
blossom 'means "your purity equals
your loveliness."- The subject of bri
dal decorations being made a study,
and the orange flower being found
suitable, from the use made of It^by
the ancient-Saracens, it was introduced
by modistes as a fit ornament for
brides. The notion, once introduced,
became a custom. \u25a0
FIRST PAPERS— C. R., City. If you
declared your intention to become : ; a
citizen of thQ United States and took
out • your ; first* papers In Seattle,', Wash.,
you are not required to; return to that
city to complete your naturalization;
You can obtain your second papers In
any part of the United States, pro
vided you have complied with the re
quirements of the law governing na
turalisation. . : .-<\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0 : ":
MAPLE SUGAR^-G. N. X., City. : The
latest figures as to the product of ma
ple sugar In the United States are those
of ; the census year, 11,928,770, valued
at $1.074, 960. The value. of the output
of maple sugar In ; the ! dominion of
Canada Is estimated at $2,000,000 year
ly. !• This Is said: to-be- three-sevenths
Of the output of the world. . ,
scriber, . City." .: Superstitious "persons
believe that birth :*sto'nes will' bring; to
the. .wearer good or bad* luck ; acocrdlng 1
to the signification ...that' has been r at
tached- to each. The^ bloodstone, which
you' Inquire • about,- is "symbolic ;Of '~ the
month' e-fMarch~ and signifies -courage
and success In dangerous enterprise.
VERT. OLD— Subscriber, City. ..This
department is unable '.to* trace the ori-,
gin of "the' moon 'Is made of green
cheese," but finds the following In Sher
loeke's.; "Hatcher -of :,- Heresies," J pub
lished In Antwerp, 1665 : "The ; ignorant
aort believe ' that the moon is made of
green cheese." ; -;\u25a0'\u25a0 -'"-,. \u25a0' ' : . . -; .
Itidiffefiesiice 6f Voters Aids Bossfem
In the joke World
Columbu.-s had just discovered Amer
ica. '\u25a0•
"But," urged his wife, "it's no use,
the hired girl objects to the country."
Crushed, he perceived the failure of
his mission. — New -York -Sun.
• ' " \u25a0 •' — \u25a0 • -
"They claim that Schmltz was the
first violinist to boss a city." • -
"Well?" , :
"But there was Nero"." — Louisville
Courier-Jcurnal. ' .
:.' TheKid— Pa, what is an "automobile
meet?" * \u25a0 - •
The Dad — Anybody that gets In the
way of one is automobile meat. — Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
Putnam Draws Art Out of Plaster in a Woodshed
Hanna Astrup Larsen
r/TTXiGHT behind the museum,"
L^ was the direction given me by:
. J_ \, Earl . Cummings when I asked
about the studio where : he
and his friend,; Arthur Putnam,- were
working. I hadnot seen^Putnam since
his return from Europe, and I knew
that he had be«n living bo quietly
even . his friends did not know of his
arrival. «\u25a0 Repeated telephoning had
brought the response always that he
had not yet come or 'had 'just left. At
last it was possible ito make an ap
pointment. I passed over: the green
sward of the park, where I the merry
go round of the children's play ground
made perpetual ; music, - skirted around
the museum past the sphinxes Putnam
modeled that guard the entrance, past
the workmen repairing the battered
walls of the building and upon paths
that certainly, were not Intended for
the general public.
I was behind the museum , without a
doubt; but where was the studio?
There was a ' rough leanto of weather
stained boards : looking : more like a
woodshed than anything else. ! It was
only after a "careful skirmishing
around on-; the higher ground and see-
Ing a skylight In the roof that I. de-,
elded It ;was proper to' rap. at 'the door
of r Athe seeming woodshed. It was
Putnam who opened the door, reveal
ing -a sculptor's ,workt shop
up,", as' the housewife would say, V.withf
unfinished work, casts, • palls V White
wi th : liquid' dope * and all the parapher
nalia: of the. sculptor's .craft-, -There
was Just room 'enough; to walk,' lnto
the middle of the studio \u25a0 peopled with
headless trunks,, trunkless limbs, 'anl-,
rhals' clawing I their \u25a0 way ' fiercely i from;
the plaster , that h«ld .them.":* lt was
advisable, . lf ;you belonged teA the; .pet-
ticoatod . sex, '\u25a0, to fold your garments
well about you.. H
{The .artist; explained that; he : had
been engraged ln^bulldlng a bungalow,
on" the beach .; and> much of 4 the ;work
had " been done by/ his "own » hands. 7S Now
It "' was Z finished ' and • he could % devote
himself to his real work. . ,
Getting him Ho tell of that work was
well-, about ; you.
Personal Mention
.'.Felix Richards of .Sacramento is at
the Imperial. ;.:.:
W. C. Smith", a Salinas physician, Is
at the Majestic.
W. J. Ford, a mining man from Reno,
is at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Gulry of Seattle
are at the Jefferson.
C. J. Teass and family of Kennett
are at the Jefferson.
. E. •A. Bush and * Mrs./ Bush of New
York are at the Hamlin.
S.G. Frank Haas of New Orleans is
staying at the Jefferson.
John O." Slonnons, a New York Jew
eler, Is at the Baltimore.
.Austin H. Brown and family of Red
ding are at the Fairmont. .
W. D. Woolwrue, a banker of Los An
geles, is at the St. Francis.
J. Klein and Mrs. Klein of Helena,
Mont; are at the Majestic annex.
,R.K." Hancock and Mrs. Hancock of
Losl Angeles are at the Fairmont.
George W. Field, a' mining operator
of Goldfleld. Is at the St. Francis.
. E.. K. Rogers of VacaviHe, Cal., ar
rived yesterday and Is at the Majestic.
Egbert A. Smith. V. B. Mayers and E.
Imrie," Stanford men, are at the Ham
lin. ; „ . .
Mrs. R. H.Warnsr and Miss Warner
of, the Hotel Del Monte are at the Jef
jferson. ;
; A. \u25a0'¥.' Harwood, Mrs. Harwood and
their daughter, visitors from Bradford,
111:, are at the St Francis.
, even more difficult than to find him,
and I realized that though I was al
lowed to make myself at; home In his
studio.. I yet, stood before the bolted
door of his reserve where his own work
and his own ambitions are concerned.
But he spoke freely enough of other
things. As he had Just built for him
self , a house where the Pacific washes
the coast of his own state, It'was'un
necessary'to ask whether he meant to
settle down here. .. „.
"I can't feel- at-home on the other
side," said Putnam. "It is no use for
a man* brought up here to spend a
year In Europe and think he is going
to 'become one of them over there.
Some do It, of course, but It is only in
a superficial way and when they have
been there longer they realize the dif
ference.; ,
"People 'over: there have' a different
way of living, different' moral Ideas,
another, language^ I am not out /of
sympathy with . them, but I am not one
\u25a0of them, „ th.at ; ls t all. - 4 There* Is so much
art there; it Is lying around by the ton.
and "\u25a0 It doe.B not seem worth ' while do-
Ing any ! more. , \ It? Is not like a town
where -there are only one or two stat
_ues:ln'the .whole place. Then ; you feel
that there Is some use In doing some
thing." , ; . - .... .;;";.; \u25a0: ' y, ;'., ,
- Evidently It was not the way of this
artist. to use fine words about his emo
tions or to \u25a0 use .any .-words about them
at all, but I perceived the striving of
western \u25a0• man* for newer forms and
-a . stronger,' more ; full 1 blooded " art " than
is ? found \ in ; old world studios and : for
'subjects of a raallty that can be taken
hold; of with .both hands. ;I; tried to
put; something of the -Into
I my\ next ;questlon.« But Putnam parried
the >\u25a0 attempt to : . lead ' the conversation
tothe subject of his own art. \u25a0
'\u0084. VThe ':;... trouble ; is ; that ; the art ; over
there Is 1 : too much of a studio art, and
everything ! Is \u25a0? so ;- : small," he -went .on.
"Everybody seems; to. run /along In the
same little -rut. l patterning "after, what
; has ' been done a thousand times before.
•They seem :to do r nothing but :. nude
'women', and that ; sort of thing,' which
is .. not , in 1 my. line. •-;\u25a0 I am ; glad to ; have
; been i in 4 Europe, \u25a0 of ; course, , but ; the ; ef
. feet : will have to soak - in. It • is ' not
Musicians of California Comparatively
Slow in Aiding the McDowell . Fund
James Crawford
WHEN the vacation period has
lapsed and San Francisco's
music promoters 'are settled
down to another season's work
It would be seemly for them to do
something helpful of the McDowell
fund. Not a dollar. has thus far been
received from either San Francisco or
Oakland by" the New York committee
In charge. *whUe almost every other
community In the United States is rep
resented on. the list of contributions.
England, France, Germany and Canada
have also subscribed with more or less
liberality. ;•
By means, of benefit concerts the de
sired end could be most expeditlously
attained. In addition to whatever. In
dividual pecuniary help the musicians
may desire to extend to the stricken
composer, they could contribute their
talent and thus induce the general "pub
lic to aid the cause. If each music or
ganization were to give an entertain
ment and devote the entire proceeds
to the fund, or if all such organizations
in each of the bay cities were to unit©
In providing two great concerts, the
people ' would be " certain to • respond-
It would be a sad thing if San Fran
cisco and Oakland allowed themselves
to be excluded from the McDowell
fund,' which Is not only elemosynary In
its object, - but also a tribute of ap
preciation of the beneficiary's service
to, the world of music x
McDowell is Impoverished in his
helplessness because he worked sin
cerely for art's sake Instead of for his
own material enrichment.
• • • I
Calve is coming. She wtll appear
here In December with her own concert
company and Manager Greenbaum an
nounces that she can be seen but twice
in San Francisco and once in Oakland,
as the time of her tour Is limited.
It was about two years ago, at the
Alhambra, that Calve last sang in San
Francisco, and I remember that she then
impressed more favorably than when
she appeared three years previously
at the Grand opera house as a member
of Maurice Grau's opera company. Per
haps, that was because she had repeat
edly disappointed the people who were
eager to see her as Carmen. When she
finally sang the role of the gypsy wan
ton there were many experts in opera
who did not hesitate to opine that she
failed to come up to the anticipation
created by, the Paris. London and New
York critics, but when she sang San
tuzza In "Cavalleria Rustlcana" the
town unanimously called her great.
• • •
From the Henry W. Savage depart
ment of publicity comes announcement
Clubwomen Greet Two Noted Suffrage
Leaders Who Are Visiting this Coast
CLUBWOMEN have been much in
terested in the two prominent
leaders of equal rights agitation.
Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery of Phila
delphia and Mrs. Maud Wood Parks
of Boston, who are visiting the coast.
On Thursday they were given a recep
tion by Mrs. Austin Sperry. president
of the suffrage association of this state.
The gathering was represented by San
Francisco's best known workers for
civic improvement. Mrs. Avery gave an
interesting talk 'on the advancement of
women in Europe and Mrs. Park told'of
the growth of suffrage leagues in col
leges. It was the most interesting af
fair that clubdom has had this summer.
* • •
The Association of Pioneer Women
of California 'will give its annual
breakfast on Wednesday. August 23,
at 1 o'clock, In Calvary church annex.
A program and the usual toasts will
be given. One of the features of the
decorations will be an American flag,
lent by one of the members, which was
made in early pioneer days by Mrs.
E. M. North Whitcomb, now president
of the association, and which is now
the property of Mrs. John S. Eells. On
each fourth of July for 44 years this
flag has been raised over the home of
the present owner.
• • •
From Brooklyn, through the Nation
al women's suffrage association, comes
this Interesting note regarding women
In parliament: "We are likely to hear
more of the presenet diet in Finland
than we have heard from that province
heretofore, even In times of its most
active revolt. Nineteen women have
been, elected to membership In that
body, thus eclipsing any record of the
English suffragists or the woman suf
fragists In this country. Already Lady
Henry Somerset is busy proclaiming
the training and purposes of these
Finnish legislators, and presently .Ida
Husted Harper and the other women's
immediate. I liked Borne better than
Paris. It seemed more serious, more
in earnest."
Then little by little, meeting taci
turnity with blunt questions. I drew
out the Information that he had wo#ed
much, in Paris and had won a recog
nition not too often accorded to a
young American artist riding rough
shod over the traditions.
Putnam would not have said that he
had won recognition, but the facts said
It for him. He has exhibited in the
salon repeatedly and has been Invited
to become a member of the new salon.
These bare statements, given with reluc
tance, spoke with sufficient clearness of
the admiration which the young Cali
fornia artist's original work had
wrested ' from the academicians there.
He also admitted that he had worked
a great deal In Rome and had exhibited
in the salon there. He has brought
some of his work with him and may
exhibit in San Francslco. Among the
things that attracted much attention
abroad were some bronze groups, one
of a pair of pumas, one a nude figure
and a leop.ard and one puna with some
."I never call my things anything. I
don't make groups and tag on them
some name like 'Consolation' or 'De
spair' or that sort of thing. If the
work Is good, I don't care If it is called
"Moses on the Woodpile' or "Methusaleh.*
I called one of -the things I sent in to
the salon 'Eucalyptus,' and they were
very much puzzled what to' make of.it.
TheyV thought It. was from some my
thology/but did not know which."
"Do you choose western subjects
:, "Sometimes. I'm not a cowboy ar
tist exactly, though I have done some
\u0084 I was looking over an album with
photographs of Putnam's works. - I
came upon the picture of an almost
nude figure leaning against a stump.
There were none of the paraphernalia
of either ' barbarism -or civilization .to
detract from the virile humanity of It.
but the features of the face were not
to be mistaken.
>' '"This Is an Indian type, surely."
"jou can call it that If you like."
AUGUST 12, 1907
that "Madam Butterfly" can not revisit
us until after Christmas. There will
be four singers of the title role, two
of them. Febea Strakosch and \ Betty
Wolff, being new to America,* Miss
Strakosch Is a niece of. Adellna Patti,
with- a record at Covent Garden. Stock
holm. Milan. Naples. Madrid and other
continental cities, and Miss Wolff, who
is 22 years young and . a • daughter
of the Chief Justice of Frankfurt
on-Maln. has been leased from the
Staadt theater at . Mains. Bena
Vlvlenne and Dora de FHlipe. who were
here with "Madam Butterfly^* laat^win
ter, will come again. Two lyric- tenors,
whose names are kept dark, have been
engaged in Paris _> alternate in the
role of the lieutenant. -• \u25a0 r.
• • •
San Francisco is not likely' to hear
"The Merry Widow" next season. | and
more'a. the pity, because London !s
raving about it. Nor is it settled that
New York will be the first American
city to listen to the ravishing' - waits
music, because Impresario Savage Is
considering applications from, Philadel
phia. Boston and Washington, and will
probably "try out" the opera before In
troducing It to Broadway. - - -
.•• • .
Marcla Van Dresser is one of the.re
cruits to the grand opera stage.. '.She
recently made her debut as Elizabeth
in "Tarmhauser" !n Dresden and has
been engaged at the Royal opera house
for the next three years.
• • •
Edward German's new opera "Tom
Jones." now running at the Apollo In
London, will be given its first American
performance on November 4 la Wash
ington. . —
• • •
Robert Tolmie. the pianist, has re
turned to Berkeley from bis lons vaca
tion in Trinity county. Ere this month
expires most of the music studios here
abouts will be reopened.
Charles W. Clark, barytone, who Is
one of the few American singers . to
have won conspicuous success abroad,
is to come In September for & three
months' tour. For several years Mr.
Clark has been living In Paris.
• • •
If she does not change her present
plans Mme. Emma Earnest will never
again be heard In the west. She has
said that her return to New York next
November will be her last home coming
from Europe for a long time, as she Am
going to remain in England. It has
been settled that she will sing: the title
role In Puccini's Japanese opera. "Iris,"
at the Metropolitan .opera house, with
Caruso and Scotti also in the cast.
rights advocates In this country will
be recounting their achlevments as an
incentive to American \u25a0women.
"Of the nineteen, two ' sit side toy
side with their husbands, who hay»
been elected to the same assembly,
showing that the system of district
representation as known here does not
prevail. One pair of these legislators
have five children, which ought to get
them an invitation to the "White House.
"The leader of the women's party
Is Baroness Alexandria Gripenberg, an
authoress. But the best speaker among
the women Is the wife of a peasant.
Part of the program of these women
legislators seems singularly, belated rin
this country, such as widening- the
sphere of employments for women and
raising the marriageable age from 15.
But part of It would be revolutionary
anywhere, such as the demand that
legitimate and illegitimate children
shall have the same legal status. Tha
Finnish women al3o wish to extend
the suffrage for women to local elec
tions. They participate In only the
provincial elections as yet.
"Whatever success these skirted
legislators may achieve in their own
land, they are pretty certain to be
substituted for the fading Colorado
women as examples held up for the
emulation of America by ardent advo
cates of suffrage for their sex."
replied the artist briefly. Then for
getting that he was being interviewed,
he held forth:
"Tha Indian has never been done as
he should be. He is always made dra
"You mean The last of his race' and
'Watching the approach of the white
man* and that sort of thing?"
"Yes. The noble red man posing for
his. picture. I want to do him just as
a human being. That Is the trouble
with all art anyway, it Is too dra
matic. It should be natural. That is
the main thing."
Then as he followed me out and
brought a whiskbroom to the rescue of
my dress* that had suffered from a
too close contact. with the' plaster, he
repeated. "But really I can't talk, you
know* If you want to write anything
about me, you will have to draw on
your Imagination. I ant sure tt will
be much better."
I have not.
• ' • • .
An exhibition of work In oil and
water color by Isabella C. Percy wjll be
held this week under tha auspices of
the school of the California Guild of
Arts and' Crafts. Miss Percy has lately
returned from Europe, where she has
studied under Brangwyn among oth
ers. The exhibition . will be In the
studio building at 2039 Shattuck *ye- \u25a0-*
nue, and will be open from 2 to 5 In
the afternoons of August 15, 18 and 17
• • •
'The school of the California Guild of
Arts and Crafts has begun Its regu
lar term. with a large number of pupils.
The hanging .committee of the Del
Monte exhibition met yesterday "to
pass upon the - new pictures *tnt In.
Curator Woodward has been .very suc
cessful In the management of the ex
hibition, and a number of pictures
have been sold. Dr. Genthe. Porter
Garnett. Charles & Aiken iand Ma>
.tlnez went down to Del Monte to meat
the committee members. Miss Hunter.
Eugen Neuhaus and Chapel Judaon.
who live in the neighborhood. Ernest
S. Pelxotto went with them and will
spend a month In the vicinity of Mon
terey. * Pelxotto will exhibit at Vlck
ery's. beginning September 31, before
returning to New York.
• • •
H. J. Brewer has returned from
Santa Barbara, where he has been liv
ing for the last two years, and has.
opened a studio in the Studio building
In Berkeley.
• • •
Maynard Dlxon has returned from
Arizona.* where he went to superintend
the placing of his mural paintings in
the depot at Tucson. -
The Pacific Improvement company
has commissioned Grace Wishaar to
paint a portrait of Father Juntpero
Serra. and has . made a search for au
thentic pictures of the -padre.. The
painting when finished Wiirne a com
panion picture to the portrait of the.
count ; of Monterey, painted \u25a0by r Miss-
.Wishaar for the Hotrf.- del Monte.

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