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A TOKYO dispatch printed in these columns . on Monday
gives the history and genesis of recent action by the Japanese
government for the exclusion of alien laborers- imported
from China for railroad construction. . The dispatch says:
T n accordance with the requirements of a law enacted on the demand of
the guilds the officials were forced to order the contractors to discharge the
Chinese, citing special regulations promulgated when Count Okuma was for
eign minister under which aliens, even after their admission had been suffi
c'ially authorized, might be expelled by the local authorities. The law was
enacted at the time of the negotiation of the American treaty, in practical
application of the treaty provision, according the government full control
over foreign laborers.
Count Okuma, the author of *this legislation, is the ; man
responsible for most of the present Japanese agitation concerning
the treatment of his countrymen in America. Okuma was foreign
minister at the time our existing treaty with Japan was negotiated.
That treaty gives us power to deal with Japanese immigration as
we may see fit, whether by exclusion or regulation. It is asserted
that when a new treaty is made Japan will demand -the abrogation
of this provision.
Xo such demand can be granted or will be considered for a
moment. This nation will insist on retaining the right to regulate
its internal affairs, and the admission of immigrants is one of the
rrcost important of these rights. Apparently, Japan' asserts a similar
right when it excludes Chinese coolies because they work for
lower wages than the Japanese. ' .
The Japanese position in this matter is clearly stated in . the
T.kyo correspondence of the New York Evening Post, a paper
of strong pro- Japanese leanings. We quote: r
The United States admits immigrants from Europe and refuses admis
sion to those from Japan. The Japanese regard this not only as unfair in
itself, but as a contravention, in spirit at least, of the most favored nation
clause of their treaty with the United States, in which the latter guarantees
to Japanese subjects equal treatment with that accorded' the subjects of all
other countries. The Japanese cannot well refrain from viewing this as an
aspersion on their nationality, and consequently, will never be satisfied until
this discriminatory - treatment is either removed or satisfactorily explained.
In the hope of gaining the former, they do not yet press for the latter alter
native. Such a course would only tend to make the situation worse. They
venture to think that by keeping up an agitation the removal of the disabili
ties will preclude the necessity of asking for an explanation. They are
trusting America to see the point and take steps to ; avoid the need "of facing
it. This question will have to be faced, if not now, at least when the new
treaty is being arranged for a year or so hence.
If such interpretation of the most favored nation clause is
insisted on, that provision cannot be included in the new j treaty.
This government will not relinquish its right to exclude Asiatic
immigration. That is positive.
It is quite evident already that substantially . the same ques
tion must very shortly be raised between England and Japan
because of: the action of British colonies. Australian. exclusion
laws are far more strict than any of those enacted in this country,
and at Vancouver, B. C, race riots are threatened as the result
of large importations of Asiatics. As between the white and yellow
nations the most favored nation clause has become impossible
tinder modern conditions.
HERBERT C. THOMPSON, writing from San Francisco in
the Boston Transcript, describes an interview with Schmitz,
and remarks that this sojournerin the county jail appears
serene, imperturbable and confident. As reason for this
frame of mind the writer adds: "They say Harriman has prom
ised him freedom in the supreme court and union labor will vindi
cate him at the polls."
These are odious slanders both. The state supreme court is
not dominated by Harriman and there will be no stretching of
the law to give release to convicted criminals out of friendship for
Southern" Pacific influences. The other slander as. to union labor
is already refuted. There will be no vindication of Schmitz at the
polls. The discovery has been made that he is not at all "the ideal
candidate," and that, in fact, he is the impossible candidate. The
sense of decency revolts at the idea of putting a convicted felon
at the head of the ticket. » t
Idle gossip of this kind spread broadcast at the east does grave
injustice to California. It presents us as a. community .'rotten -'from
top to bottom. We think better of Mr. Ham man than to believe,
• that he would seek to sway the deliberations, of the state's highest
tribunal; we think better of the supreme court than to believe that
Mr. Harriman could influence it, if he would. •
The same writer in the Boston* paper says that Harriman has
promised to give Schmitz an important place- in railroad employ,
as soon as he is free. This appears to be i another exercise of the
gift of prophecy, looking even farther ahead. It is likely to be
a long time before Schmitz has completed his term of service for
the state of California, and if he should be convicted on some of
the other indictments he will be a very old man before he can
take up. a railroad job.
Quite possibly, some such assurances relative to immunity or
rescue and future employment have been .conveyed to 'Schmitz on
behalf of W. F. Herrin to keep him happy. /It may be just^ as
.well to "jolly^ the prisoner along, because; if Schmitz 'should; turn
'ugly he might relate some very awkward : facts; -The mside history,
for, instance, of the. convicted^mayor's. mission ;to:SaritaCruz during
the* convention last year vvou!& make interesting ; readirig, and "this
was only one of the minor affairs in which Schmitz was con
cerned with Southern Pacific, politicians.
away under fire. People: who do not like him . have been
saying that -he talks: too much. Indeed; General de Young
/ sent us word all the way from Paris that the threatening , atti
tude assumed- by Bonaparte was playing, hob all around. But the
unterrified^Bonaparte insists that there is* no cause.; for alarm. The
wicked — no reference to General de Young— fl<*e "when no \u25a0\u25a0 man pur
sueth.: The attorney' general adds :.- t jti£, C.:":":. 6^. ./\u25a0 : ;:. .. ; : :: _ ':
I cannot understand how any sensible person- could be affected in .deal
ing with matters of "business by any remarks .which have; been attributed to
me. I should say that businessmen ought to wish to have; thei laws strictly
and impartially enforced. If this is done, everybody ; knows,, what he; can do
arid what he cannot ' and everybody has a fair field and no ' f avorJ"i I \u25a0
The department, since I . have been at: its head, has never taken'-.proceed
ings to enforce the laws without a very careful- preliminary investigation to
determine; whether "there' was good reason to believe 'that the laws had been
in fact violated.' '.'"^v^i^r^'i'^''-* "\u25a0. '"' \u25a0 "."\u25a0'\u25a0. ;'; '- :V:N 7,
If the groundof complaint against the. department is that it proposes
to punish prominent land wealthy mentor corporations; having vast "amounts'
of capital and engaged in very extensive 'business," when these are shown to
be willful and persistent law breakers on agreat^scale and with grave injury
to the purposes of the law, I must admit that these complaints are well
founded. "'"- f -\u0084
Now the attorney general announces that he is about to reor
ganize his department, so as to put it on a more effective fighting
basis.^ He is persuaded that "the 'imprisonment of a proven:male
factor fromt the realms of high finance: would be a beacon light
of warning and, have, a much better moral effect \han much litiga-*
tion, however successful, against corporate entities." [,'.
, Suffering Wall street ! There is not much encouragement here.
People are f beginning '. to _ wonder
why the annual Hague affair is called
a peace conference.
The Australian statesman who is
here \ to study dry \u25a0 farming : should \ go
to jSorae of the -prohibition^ states. ':
Easterners .'still protest against , the
fleet coming Ito the • Pacific. r s Teddy
says nothing-^-but he ;• keeps ',;ori ship
ping coal to .western 'ports. - v
; The society "writer of ;. the Los .•An
geles Times * speaks of the. guest of
honor at a function- as the V.'honoree."
It does beat all , how Esperanto is
spreading. .>
The New York Herald remarks
that v President Roosevelt's , speech • is; a
"full ; grown ~'i specimen -of .; the ; things
that are better leftunsaid." And \Vall
street shouts in chorus, * "So , say we
all of us." :
Dr. Asher.Gluck, who tried* to;pro
mote^ the simple ; life^by" feeding? his
patients ' on olive [oil- and; prunes,^. ha's
announced -the^ failure fof 5 his; scheme.
The patients could stand : the^ simple
liferbut not the ; simple 'diet. '\ : .
The Panama . canal - builders ;\ have
already shoveled $8,000,000 worth more
of mudthani had? been j calculated
upon. Of coursefit's; all-right; but
; LEASB-^-A. T.,: City.^ ?A verbal please
in the presence of witnesses Is as valid
as a written one. 'r , '; '\u25a0' '\u25a0
;-.\u25a0;? . c ' \u25a0\u25a0 ' • ' .-\u25a0' •;\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0• *.v...- v.".v/' r -;v ;-.\u25a0.;
WHEAT-A. ;S. S .;' city. .The grades
of wheat ralsod in California are club,
white ':Australianrand : Sonora,'^ '.';-'•• t. :"
..INCANDESCENT— A. W.C..~Alameda,
Cal^ :-A The 1 first '• exhibition*: of
cent "t lights !n '.-\u25a0 San V- Francisco '•*. wag \\ in
1876; In a store, on\Market street east
of;Becond. \u25a0" ; ,''v"';.'^.'.'' ' ; ~y~'J-: ' T - : '.''
,; \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0 .-.'\u25a0'.-. .-: m -'h. \u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0' c- : -'-'. - \u25a0i^--^:
City. Positions ln'the {customs* service
are f through £ civil | servlce'fex^
aniinatlon. i' Apply? at jyiej custom f house
for; an 'application blankj?'-" v -^>:""v;?' s ';
' .\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0•\u25a0 : -.v -.]' -\u25a0 '-.*'.*''*' - '\u25a0*'\u25a0\u25a0''' :''--;-:.-
_%: ,TWO VNAVIEJS^-AViO.'j R'riFoft : Bragg,
CaL • The '\u25a0 navy, of th^ } United ; States °> is
The Monster of the Sea
conservative people can't help shaking
their heads oy.ersuch a shattering :oi
tradition. v: " \u25a0', -.\u25a0/". * '
Judge Alton B. Parker, in deter
mining, that he does not want : to hold
office. again, is but; following^ the hint
given him by several." million voters
three years ago. T ." V ."\u2666'/.
: Battlirig>Neis6n's 'brother is taking
a- seven ; years' ; courseMn medicine s in
order, that , he T. may"" assist ' in * training
"Bat" for-..comirigl fights^ ? Such an
optimistic x young; man! •
AThe managers V- of the coal trust
blarney Mark Hanna / for ' ; organizing
the monopoly/ -but) they; will; have hard
work vto convince X peopl e \ that ~£ he iis
responsible ' forT; its : ' \ i
Michael^ Daley, 4 , the; new. leader of
the V democratic . party' '\u25a0'. in St. . Louis,
has been farrested'-lSstimes -in : nine
years.'; If '\u25a0. he" cari^gairif controls of \ the
city' it; is? probable* that ;his ; first; move
will^be toward the abolition of the
police force>:\ ; .- ' \u25a0...'•\u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0' \u25a0 \u25a0
: .: The ; action ; of ian escaped prisoner
in hiding' his .head in; the; sand, 'of ;a
Nevada > desert I gives "L a, new .twist: to
the- theory, of devolutions - An ostrich
kicks ; t man never 'ceases kicking. .' An
ostrich \u25a0" buries ' his . head % in^ the \u25a0; sand ;
so"does;mari. And there|you:kre.
Ariswersf to Queries
"made ; up of " 28 : flf«t t class -battleships,
6 ; second 22 \ coast • defense! ships,'
• 12 gfarmored 5 protected^ or
first \u25a0 class ; cruisers, jl 6 'second ' and 3 , third
class \crulsers, 1 ;: 1 1 % sea^ Kolnj? jgiinboats, 1 '
31 1 river i gunboats, . 16 ftorpedo " boat Me-"
gtroy.ers; 1 41 J torpedo J boats.M 103 s trans
ports, V hospital, *: special 'f serviced ships,
jhlps,^s ;«chool and jtralning, ships,] 2,2s7
"officers' arid 32,211 men.,'. . ' - ;; :
;V-.The;navy;of : Japan :< ls? composed L of
18 ; flrsti class:- battleships, B '.second and
third-class iibattliships; v 13 ?;- armored
cruisers^ 29 "protected- 'or class
cruis«rs.^3BA; second third /.* class
cruisers, 1 "; '_ 23 1* seagoing/ gunboats,- '1.8
riVe^grunboats, :; v 43itorpedo"\boatrdestroyi'
ers,^ STf torpedo iboats,^ 99%, transports,'
hospital,^ speclalg service Pshlps,l^tUßTs;'
,7^ school % and ? training j shlp^"? 2,889 1 ofll
cersi and "30,490°: men. ; f :. {:\u25a0'\u25a0'- \u25a0."*•; ••-iy~
Personal Mention
' ; G. H. Peters of Treka Is at the Savoy.
*D. E. Kelly "of Bullfrog Is at the Dor
chester. •
George W. Calder of Grand Rapids
is at' the St. Francis.
George Hazel tine of New; York Is a
guest ) at Mthe Baltimore. ,
'Mrs. H. M. Edwards of Stockton Is a
gaea t " at i the *SL James.
CM. Jenkins of ftanlla is among the
guests "at -the: Jefferson! /
A. .L. Lustiz 'of New York registered
at the St. James yesterday. v-' f \u25a0.. • ; _;
\u25a0*; S. . Stein" registered > at the Imperial
yesterday, from Los ' Angeles. 7 .
R. I*. Dalley,: a mining 'operator of
Goldfleld, is at the St. Francis.
'^ Robert" E. Nye registered 'at. the Jef
ferson yesterday from Ely, Nev.
" William P. . Seeds and Mrs.. Seeds of
Reno are guests at the Majestic _'\u25a0\u25a0
..„ E. A. Garrison and \u25a0 Mrs. Garrison of
Forest Hill are at the Baltimore. .-.
H R. ,;E. Maynard, an- electrical engi
neer of Carson/is at the'lmperial.
; Lieutenant and Mrs. "J. A.* Baer of
West Point 'are staying at the Savoy.
Maurice s E. Power of Visalia is at the
St. Francis. He is accompanied by his
family.;, V . ,
Edwin Tuck and Mrs. Tuck of , Eu->
reka; are 7 registered .at the Pacific
iGrand.yv^'^v; Z'^:>:\-- : :- \u25a0 ' , -''.\u25a0'.\u25a0. > \u25a0
i* F.*\M; . Goodwin ' and • Mrs. ' Goodwin •of
Grand I Rapids v registered . at the Savor
; yesterday. '.i- \u25a0-;-•"*-•*
" E/P^ Bryan, a Los Angeles real estate
man, and; Mrs.' Bryan are registered at
the -Fairmont. V
.\u25a0Matthew, Binder, with Mrs. "Binder
and their child,' is at the Majestic from
; Albany, -N.-,Y.:;;._c\r*4\ >\u25a0 . '
- ißichardr Westbrook,: general manager
, of i.W. .\u25a0 H/,H6egee/& C0. , 0f Los Angeles,
!is at'the^Majestia J* :AJ '•
\u25a0••J. C. Watson, accompanied- by- Mrs.
Watson, arrived at the St. James yes
terday from San Jose.
D.. George ; Morgan; A. H. Rogers and
W/ H.; Weatherfordiof 'r Chattanooga,
-Tenn.,', are at the {Jefferson. . " "
i. Rosa ] ; Reynolds,^ accompanied . by.!. his
.sister. Miss ' Yin- Reynolds of " Paso
Robles,. is_ at ; thoVHamlln. r • * J
' H. :M. \u25a0> Yerlngton.-"of Carson City,
with , Mrs. " Yeringtori, Herbert ; Yering
ton and C.C.. Bain, is at -the Fairmont.
' Morice Belli of .Wa shington, T>.<CJ
is lat 'the";. Fairmont ' on ' the- way. to , at
tend the irrigation congress ' at Sacra
mento.v. ;\ .•\u25a0•*.,.\u25a0/
, Misses; Belle Alice and ; Evelyn : Ham
Jburger, 'daughters 'of . J. \u25a0 S. . Hamburger
of j Los j Angeles, "- are /at \ the : Fairmont
on- the" return journey from Lake Tahoqj
£ "Gifford Smith, i owner^of the
Commercial ; Advertiser ' at }:. Honolulu,'
who has , just returned from a tour
.through'- southern California, is at the
Hamlin.- ':
K ; fficcjokc World
V, ,The Man-^None of thelrjrelatlvea.'will
speak to them since their elopement. \"~,~~
,"\u25a0; The \u25a0; Girl— Theyjought to .be *^ very
happy 'couple.- — Puck. 1 :. --./<?',.«
'\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0:.:\u25a0:\u25a0•:'.. >:/;-. -\u25a0*>• ,:-:\u2666:.'';:\u25a0-"•• \u25a0'- '- '"S.-*.'
'"Your cook- ". ". \u0084 /.' „:'.:-.- j^Hl
; ~ "Oh, r' she is so careless . that Li don't
believeshe"could':drop"a remark with
out breaking, her; word."— -Smart ' Set."
//i^v-ii '\u25a0":•""''•\u25a0 ' -I "•/'<-'-.v : 'v V .' i'
\u25a0J "What do ;\u25a0 you -consider. • the short
story^ masterpiece ?",V-; |^ ..' ,
'; ; X"The , one';' J in x\ told ! me ; wh en . he i bor-?
rowed ;i $10 ;of /me 7, yesterday.": — Hous
ton Post. . ' . "; ;
U.Wife^Aren't you going to smoke
those] cigars I 'gave iyou? ; .. \u25a0;
" r Husband~fNo;^rm;keeping them till
.Tommy'}' begins ;, to - to -,-,'; smoke.
They'll settle \u25a0 It !— lllustrated ; Bits.
Why^ should; we call i the rwomen "dear,"
i \u25a0•;; Norjispeakiofimenfthatiway? :; \u25a0.'.'\u25a0; ~--.S
AachVrhan'has;got;hlsrprlce>,wejhear, r
;V,Yet brides are :given^a"way.^ .'' ":
C: ' ' V- * " — - Catholic Standard.
:;; : v- :-;'-.-;- ; .;v:- ' : *'/ {• * '\u25a0\u25a0 :";\u25a0'•> .V „" '\u25a0;..•* r-;-':
;i; ; A, kind' old- gentleman', seeing. a' small
iboya who^was j carrying^a lot of ; news
papers f under j his J arm, said:? "Don't^all
[those) papers|make]you^tiredj'fmy] boy ?l
;.-%; "Naw, l^ I * don't Vread i'em,v replied ; ; the
lad.^Canadlah"Couriei i * ~; :; • • :-rl*
The Insider
Tells of the witty remarks made by Attorney
THbmas M. O'Connor and Charles A. Swei
gert, president of the police commission
'-: -\u25a0 « MONG the younger wits of San'Fran-
: Lawyer Speaks Of Z\ rfsco few rank higher than Thomas
Dr. Qeo.C Pardee **• M. O'Connor, the attorney. He made
his first great hit while a delegate, to the 'democratic. state convention of
1902, which was' held : in Sacramento. The republicans already had nomi
nated-I&; George C;Pardee^6rgo^^ and a large majority of the demo
crats had: agreed that Franklin K. Lane should be his opponent. O'Connor
made one of the seconding speeches for Lane and won the crowd by the
following neatly turned sentence: "The republican party, having eyes that
see not and ears that hear not, "did well in nominating an eye and ear special
ist for, governor."
Another; sample of O'Connor's wit: One. day not long ago' he was In
the company of Otto Irving Wise, the attorney, when James J.; Sweeney,
also an attorney, ; happened along. "Good morning, learned counsel," said
Sweeney, blithely.
Wise turned to /O'Connor and said : "He means you, Tom."
"No,"- replied O'Connor, gravely. . "He's soliloquizing.''
«,„;... .- \u25a0-',_.- : Charles A. Sweigert, the. new president of
SWeigen AISOJS a. the police commission, is another wit of
Wit Of High Degree -^ig^ degfee. During the /state: campaign of
1902 Sweigert. took the stump for Lane and had a- great deal "of fun at the
iexpense of the; republicans, who were compensated- soon afterward by get
ting most of the .votes. .
"Dry Pardee's love for the workingmeh is ' something sublime," said
Sweigert to a San Francisco audience of wage earners, ''it. isn't Jtrery long
since he was opposed to organized labors Jbut now, he would have you be
; lieve that his father got California to join the union."*- !;\ ....
v' /Another audience waV'treated to r something * betterJ "Two" years ago,"
said Sweigert, "the republicans leaders promised to give you a good legisla
ture. -What happened? They, scoured s the state for "men, but they forgot
to scour the men." . * " '" * ' '
b/»o r/»-o D^« !,-/.», J- F - Bedwell, . a ; San iFranciscan \tho went
KCaiIZCS -tVOpnecy^ , int£) the real - estate brines, \ n Sacramento
recently, is .deserving -Vof * some reputation
as a prophet. ' Several months before the graft * "exposure ;_ Bedwell, who
knew Schmitz well,' saw the city's proud magistrate walking along the
street and called out, "Hello, mayor, you're just the man I wanted to see."
Schmitz drew himself ,up stiffly, ; frowned on . his friend ' and said : "If you
have any business with me call at my office and send in your card."
Bedwell sputtered in his indignation. "Go* on," he shouted, explosively,
"I'll be .wearing diamonds, when you're wearing stripes."
After the conviction of Schmitz the humbled and captive mayor while
out with a deputy, sheriff chanced to meet the man he, had snubbed. "Hello,
Bedwell/' said Schmitz cheerily, "what are you doing now??
"Watching the papers and . getting ready to buy a couple of nice dia-^
monds for myself." answered . Bedwell, and Schmitz hurried on.
r*>i4lr*ic*>c- D.fii'nrp The return of business to the 'downtown
\e d i •'\u25a0"\u25a0 r^« district is being retarded seriously by the
Of Business Places high Vents demanded. The spirit 'of many
people who would like to come back to their old neighborhood was voiced
by a hat s^ore clerk with whom I talked the other day. "I had a store
near r Market street and Grant avenue before the fire," he told "me. "After
that and up to two months ago I was in'business in Van Ness avenue, but
having an opportunity to sell my lease to pretty good advantage, I did so
with' the idea of coming back down ' town. But so far . I have found the
rents prohibitive." vI \u25a0 examined a\ Market street store with two entrances.
Not counting' the space 7 taken Jup by small^show windows, I would have a
store 10 .by 16 'feet.in size. ',The" rent is $600 a month. I was asked $650
for a place very little larger in Kearny street. I simply cannot see , my way
clear to pay any. such rent and am working for another man until I can find
a reasonable landlord." -
Ptneannlec Sell at A P eddler was moving a wagon load oi
rl 11C itUUl C7o tJUH etc £ • ••#\u25a0'••• «. ...
~ n •-«.• es . fine, ripe pineapples the other day which
Ten Dollars Each he was offering for 15 cents each. That
reminded me of the first time my attention was drawn to the sale of such
fruit: in San Francisco. This was in January, 1851. One of the passengers
who had crossed the isthmus of Darien, before leaving Panama, purchased
from one of the natives of that place a dozen pineapples for a quarter of a
dollar, ; and when he^knded here he had six left. He was carrying these
from the landing place at the foot of Vallejo street, where there were boat
steps at the, end of a 1a 1 20 foot wharf, which new arrivals, approached by/ 1
Whitehall boats from the steamers that in ' those . days anchored in the
stream 300 yards from shore.- / The man was accosted suddenly by a stran- /
ger who asked him what, he wanted "for that lot of pineapples?"
"They, are not for sale." .
"But I want them," said the Californian. /
"I'll sell you three," "said the new arrival, who on the voyage had heard
that San. Francisco people were liberal buyers, and he added, "but they'll
cost you $5 each."
"Take 'em/, was the curt reply, and the fruit changed owners, the resi
dent passing over a Spanish coin known then as a "gold "ounce," worth $16
in trade., : ;
Before the, new purchaser had moved across Battery street, where the
transaction had .taken place, he was accosted by an acquaintance, who asked
him to let him;have the fruit. A dicker followed for two of them, the ac
quaintance paying $10 apiece for' them. Later in the day the first pur
chaser was boasting of the rapid manner, by which he cleared $5 and still had
a fine pineapple for supper. -- .-...-
TheSinart Set
' wife of Captain Sturges, U. S.
'•-\u25a0' A., who has been^isltinghere
for : the last two weeks, was
ithe guest of honor Sunday afternoon at
an informal tea given by Charles Louis
Turner, in his studio on Telegraph hill.
Mrs. Sturges will leave soon for her
home at Whipple Barracks.
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' Mrs. \u25a0; A.' .W. ; Scott : was hostess at a
luncheon last Saturday at "the Fair
mont hotel, In honor ooff f Miss Claudlne
Cotton, v' Covers were laid for; id.' ,The
guests were: Miss Claudtne Cotton,
Mrs. A. R.;Cotton.; Mrs. x Charles A.
Warren, ; Mrs. , Albert Scott Jr., Mrs
Davis^ Louderback, Mrs. /George- D.
Louderback, ; Mrs. A.- W/ Cornwall, Miss
Ellen Page and Miss Florence Boyd.
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,' Mrs. . Boswcll King, who has recently
returned;from rher wedding trip, wai
the , guest of J honor r last < Friday af ter
nobh;at;a" tea -given: -by; Mrs. L. L
Baker at her home. ln Broadway.
v . Miss Georgie Spleker ; has » gone - : to
Honolulu.^where she-. ls visiting friends.
BBjjffi': ; -; .\u25a0 "-; ':'•
.-\u25a0Mrs. Mary -.Huntington- and ; her
daughter, ; Miss ; Marlon Huntington. are
an t lclpat in g [another • tr lp \u25a0to Japan." and
I probably, will continue their trip around
the world. : . r -
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:Mrs., Jerome Lincoln .> and Miss Ethel
Lincoln | will* not -go -abroad ithis year,
as,they,planned*but Instead. have taken
La jhouse a^ 2710 s Scott street for a
coupl e >f j years.-. . • :
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| Dr. C. F. Buckley and his daughters
Mlss^Grace ;Buckley , and. Miss' Violet
Buckley.vhavev given up "their house In
[Sanißafaeland.wlllispend the winter
in town.
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'Mrs.-' : William Henshaw and her
daughters, who left recently for the
east, are visiting Mrt and Mrs. Frank
Havens at the tatter's home at Sag
Lieutenant and Mrs. Emery Winshlp.
who /have spent the, summer In Ros»
valley, will leave" in • November for
Georgia, where they will remain for six
months.- * " \u25a0
Mr. . and Mrs. Douglas " Watson will i
| return. from -Blithedale about the mid-"
Idle of the month and will occupy their
housa In Vallejo street.
I t Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kohl havo
closed their home at Lake Tahoe and
nave taken apartments at the Fair
| mont for the winter. ; •,
Mrs. Horatio Lawrence, after a six
weeks' visit with her sister. Mrs.
Charles McCormick. . will/ leave with
her husband. Lieutenant Lawrence, for
New York, where they* will visit rel
atives .before going tor. Fort Antonio,
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.Miss Elsie Klmble has returned to
\u25a0f- r i* = i°*A thl * clty arter » delightful
visit in the east.'
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.Mr.; and Mrs. John F.Boyd have taken
a /house In town at the corner of Call
rornla and Buchanan streets for th©
winter. - \u25a0• . * ' . .
Thomas Selby and Miss Annie
Selby. \u25a0 who have been traveling in
Europe for several- months, were In
Parls w hen last heard 1 from.
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•_, Mrs. A. .M.' Burns, -who has been In
Santa Barbara! for several .months., tho
guest of, her daughter/ Mrs. Louis H.
Long, has . to San Franclaco"
accompanied by her. daughter. ' ,'
Mr. and Mrs. Fred'KJmble. who hav»l
been'visltlng Mr. Klmble's" sister. "Mrs*
Charle* > Parcell*. in Oakland, have ri-'
turned to their home in San RafaaL »
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