OCR Interpretation


The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, September 05, 1907, Image 8

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1907-09-05/ed-1/seq-8/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 8

THURSDAY
The San Francisco Call
. JOHN D. SPRECKELS ............. Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK . v Ideneral Manager
ERNEST S. SIMPSON •.\u25a0 ...... . .Managing' Editor
V Address All . Conuncnlcstloßa to THE SAX FRANCISCO . CALL '
Telephone "Temporary S6"-—A«k for The Call. The Operator Will C«na«ct
Yon With the Department You WUh. BHS
BUSINESS OFFICE Market and Third Btreets, Ban \u25a0 Francisco
Open Until 11 O'clock Every Night In the .T«ar. \u25a0:\u25a0'*"
EDITORIAL ROOMS ...........Market and Third Streets |
MAIN CITT BRANCH ......1651 Flllmore Street Near Post
OAKLAND OFFICE— 46B 11th St. (Bacon block) . .Telephone Oakland .«83 [..
ALAMEDA OFFICE— I43S Park Street. .Telephone A lameda »9 '<fc
• , ; - tar.
• BERKELEY OFFICE — SW. Cor. Center and Oxford. Telephone Berkeley, 77 '
CHICAGO OFFICE — Marquette Bldg. .C. George KrogneES, Representative
NEW YORK OFFICE— 3O Tribune Bldg. .Stephen B. Smith, Representative
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT Ira E. Bennett
SUBSCRIPTION' RATES
Delivered by Carrier, 20 Cents P»r Week. 75~Cent»,Per Month. Single
Copies 5 Cents.
Terms by Mall. Including Postage (Cash With Order) :
ISAILT CALL (Including Sunday). 1 year ..*B.OO
DAILY CALL (Including Bunday), < months . . 14.00
* DAILY CALL — By atarle month 75cV
SUNDAY CALL. 1 year .' 12.60
WEEKLY CALL, 1 year ...\ .SI.OO
FOREIGN \ 6un(Jay ', $415 p<|r Teaf Extra .
POSTAGE. ( Weekly ..A.... ... $1.00 Per Tear Extra
Entered at the United States Pottofflce as Second Class Matter.
. ALL POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS.
-. . Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested.
. Mall subscriber* In ordering change of address should be particular to
give both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in v order to Insure a prompt
-'. ' and correct compliance with their request. [ ;'•'.:;\u25a0 '. '.
SPEAK OUT, MR. FAIRBANKS
MR. FAIRBANKS is all things to all men. There is a large
and generous tolerance in his choice of company. He went
to church with Senator Flint in Sacramento and he' invited
Eugene E. Schmitr to dinner at his house in Washington.
He is not at all particular. He holds a warm place in the breast
of Senator Perkins, who remarks, in a fine confusion of arithmetic
:a£d superlatives, that the vice president is "the second greatest
man in the world."
• J'All this and more like it might be suffered to pass as the
merely polite nonsense of a social occasion if it were true, as Mr.
Fairbanks protests, that "his visit to the coast has no political
significance." As a high official and an amiable personality we
rejoice to welcome Mr. Fairbanks, but as a candidate for presi
dent of the United States we want to be shown. Mr. Fairbanks
is : a candidate for that office and must be considered in that light.
Mr. Fairbanks does not forward his candidacy by the polite
flubdub that he dispenses from local platforms in such liberal
doses. We cannot make a meal of melted butter. Let us gather
a few flowers of speech from the vice president's address' at a
receptiqn in this city : Wr^-i
'\-. "Physical evidences of San Francisco's strength— indomitable
pluck — aggressive optimism — broad minded, broad shouldered,
vigorous Americans — San Francisco presiding in majesty— purified
by her baptism of fire — to live for centuries to come as a great
.Commercial metropolis."
. ; That is about all, unless we add a well earned tribute to Mr.
.George Knight's justly celebrated voice, which, Mr. Fairbanks
declares, has been heard beyond the Rocky mountains. Mr.
Knight's voice has great carrying power and he usually has some
thing worth hearing to say. Apparently, Mr. Fairbanks has not.
It may appear ungracious to speak in these terms of a guest,
and this would be true if Mr. Fairbanks' appearance Jn that char
acter were anything but a masquerade. ' We have no relish in
California for a gumshoe campaign. We ask for a man and Mr.
Fairbanks presents us a mouse. -What has he got to say about
the prosecution of wealthy malefactors, about the revision of the
tariff and the other great issues that agitate men's minds? Not
a word. He falls on the bosom of Perkins; he embraces Flint;
Gillett v is his little tin god ; in the words of the senior senator's
v inspiring trope, he beats the "Pacific ocean singing the sunset
song of the nation." Shucks!
If Mr. Fairbanks is the strongest man that "the interests", are
able to present for president they are in sorry case. • •
GINGER IN THE DRINK AT SACRAMENTO
§rr\ HE CALL has not much sympathy with the effort to squelch
j criticism of the reclamation service at the irrigation congress.
J_ This newspaper has no knowledge of the merits of that
controversy, but the outcry of the "kickers" will not be
quieted by a policy of suppression. It is live matter of more
importance than academic papers. By all^means let the "Arizona
kickers" do their war dance. The performance may or may riot
prove instructive and inspiring. It is certain that nothing worse
can occur than the success of the federal bureaucrats in sup
pressing inquiry, 'j.
A sorrowful sympathy is extended to Chief Forester Pinchot
on the score of his political troubles. When freedom from i her
mountain heights in the person of Judge Raker^of Modoc put to
Mr. Pinchot a plain question about the tariff on^ lumber, this
ready forester invited the man from Modoc to come out behind
the barn — oh, no, not with any hostile. intent- or, by way of chal
lenge to personal combat. Mr. Pinchot simply had no. public
opinions about the tariff, because, as he explained, that was "poli
tics." What he really meant was that it is business. But Judge
Raker was made to discover that hejhad not wisely but too well
builded a fire under himself. Just as: he was about to cleave the
general ear with horrid speech about) the; tariff on lumber it was
discovered that his motion was, in fact, a resolution in disguise.
Himself had prepared the , morgue for 'resolutions in the shape of
a committee. Great is parliamentary; lawi The octopus that he
had warmed in his bosom gathered 'him in.. ~* ; '
There will be lots of finger at Sacramento and a hot timein
the old town when science bids the fdeseh "drink. v
MEASURE OF VALUE FOR SPRING VALLEYS
np H E testimony of Engineer J. H. Dockweiler : in .the litigation
I between the city and the Spring. ;y alley water company illus-
JL trates the customary methods df public service' corporation
finance. It is the -settled policy [of these .corporations tb ? con
ceal their operations from public knowledge.. Such; concealment
is forbidden by law, but that makes little difference. The object
of the concealment is, of course, to'cheat the 'people who are
their customers. /
Spring Valley accomplished thisj 'end ; by organizing a sub
sidiary construction company, jmowhias the Suburban water com^
pany, and when Mr. Dockweiler, representing, ;the city, : asked for!
details^ of cost of construction he was told' that the; Suburban i
company was not party to the suit and not in- any> shape v accourit^
able to the city of San Francisco. It was an unblushing evasion
of law, with dishonest 'purpose.
This unlawful. concealment supplies the best commentary 'on !
the estimates of value of the planr supplied by -the corporation's]
EDITORIAL PAGE
Newspapers That Help the Lottery Thieves
to Keep Their Swindle Going
r If vi^ HE infamous : lottery swindle continues to enjoy the ; protection ' of* al 1 l\\e news
i papers of San Francisco except Tfc^
A papersof San Francisco:^
profits of 'advertising this miserable fraud. It is^taintecl money-^TnetG^ilv^vants
Several months ago the present management of XHe Gall made a preHr^ih^y;myesti :
gation of the lottery tusiness as conducted;inthis;city^^
ness" was no business at all, butrnerelya^
chance for the credulous buyer of tickets to
game r the pea-and-shell; game
wary are plundered. pFhfeCall found also th^(the;J6jfey}thievel depended chiefly upon
the^newspapersi to;keep,the public believing that their "dfawings r 'aSually took place, that
their "lists** were bona fide and thaHhey^
tisements were ordered out of The Call \u25a0; No such advertisements^
paper since,; though they have" been offered repeatedly, and none >uclv wilkever be : .seen in
these columns-hereafter. TX^^^^^^^^i '?
In yesterday's Examiner were published the "drawihgs"^f r tw6 lotteries. One .was
the crooked little - "Durango" and the other bore no name or mark of identification. In yes
terday V Bulletin, yesterc^ Chronicle appeared; the same ''drawing"
with no name attached. The Call surmises that this no-riam^^rawing' 7 was that of the
larger lottery steal/the"^
have long drawn dirty dollars. The^Examiner, Bulletin, Po^t-a^ having
shared the dirty dollars, ought to be able easily to identify this » swiriclle^
The printing of these : fake lottery:"lists" and the :' fraudulent and false testimonials of
mythical winners is incompatible with common honesty. There is no nice question of morals
involved. The CalFs contemporaries are, 1 to put it plainly, engaged uiV the promotion of
thievery when they give such publicity to such matter. They \are^deludmg^dduping their
readers and they are also aiding the lottery thieves tokeep the disreputable : game" going.
It is not The^Zall Vbusiness to mind the morals of its hewspaper neighbors in ordinary
matters, but it has the right, on behalf of the public and in the interest of public decency,
to draw attention Cto thejr; participation ; in suclv a swindle as this. They^are! Welcome to
the money they get for this service, but they need not expect tb be heeded when they cry put
against other frauds and steals as long "as they foster this one ;for a slimy profit.
experts. They dare not meet the facts and "must rely on their
imagination. " s ; * ' -i '-'r : -. .'" \u25a0y-"r'.'.-
Of course, this concealment does not prevent, although it " may
hamper in some degree,, the making of an honest estimate. v City
Engineer Grunsky years ago made such an ; estimate! and his figures
do not great!}' differ from those arrived/ aV s by Mr. Dockweiler:
Here are 4;he progressive estimates made by-, Mr. Dockweiler show
ing the value; of Spring Valley property, "used and useful,'.' during
the years concerned in the, litigation:
\u25a0January '1,' T 19Q3;.. 1 ............ '.-.-.'.". \u25a0.$22,199,895.70 "•-.*-. '
January; 1;51504 .:................:.-... 22,880,462.71 -
January^l;^l9oS^... V.;.... ...r.: 22,967,268.93
January*, ; 1906 ;........;..... /..W..: 23,339,849.32- '
January^ 1,^1907 ft^. ;. . . . :-..:.v.V.v. 23,704,452.94 ;>f . :* , \u25a0
In these valuatibnsHhe Lake Merced property J ; which the* city
does not want, is included, and the elimination of this item would
make a large reduction in the, value: J I -; . .^/ „ , '
\-L* The measure of value applied by Mr. Dockweiler "is. the cost
of acquirement and construction. }\u25a0 It cannot- be insisted on too
strongly that the company is not entitled ,ta monopoly -value or
the unearned increment due to the increase of population, because \
the water rate payers have ; paid interest on - the in vestment . from j
the beginning and /are, ; irP fact, the real owners, for whom the soy- j
poration is trustee. Jf in any instance the rate payers have failed!
to pay interest on the investment " the company has the right ; j; to I
compensation for. such failure in the final adjustment of value. "vV;.C
The. measures of value suggested by Mr. Schussler and other
experts hired 'by.-* the corporation^ are purely visionary "arid are, j
besides, hopelessly "discredited by the concealment practiced Jby I
the company! -> :'; ,' - !
Fate showed great ; . temerity in de
laying Harriman by; a wreck lon his
own road.
Is Uncle Sam paying cash. for the
oil he ' buys f rom \ ; Rockefeller ; or
merely crediting the ; "amount due
against the • fine ? ' . .
Coxey!s new army " will be in luck
if it gets tb Washington-, without;be
ing captured by the* farmers who . are
clamorihg'for help.:- .; ' , -, -V-
An eastern doctor says that the ap
petite "is the best v guide , as -to how.
mucht6"eat, : Some regard'.the'pocket
book, as an, important v factor:.. •
A Harvard - professor. says r it costs
about $25,000" to \u25a0 rear] a- : middle class
boy : in '< this: country .*> The pity~ oUu
is that the' boy ; of ten : turns out tb be
about fourth class..;,
George'; Bernard ) Shaw' s;' announce-*
ment that i his % autobiography^; is ; the
historyTof tKeiworld^for^the;vlast
years confirms ', the T \u25a0^eTjerally/ac'epte'd
idea' that Shaw considers i himself^the
most consequential thing, in the world:
Sneak'thieves ; at Long 'Beach v coyer
up pocketbooks Uhatf wpmerij leavel in
the sand, •: then.when '; the : r victinij goes
fluttering 'back* :toj the^hbtelilooking
for the missing property., the 1 thief fdigs
it;/ up "and decamps. ;as
f MARINER'S ; COMPASS-^X. ~~. \ T. Z.,
Buckeye,'; Cal; /^Byj,the";use A of tlje^ marf,
ln«r's J compass sal lor s"i are .enabled rtb
\u25a0teer^ their; course v oh\ the; ocean* outVof
sight ; of \ land '*, and i.when ,'s neither '; stars
nor . moon * nor" sun <; are *< visible." '- ,It Clb
»o^ called Ab'ecauso */ Its f possible * mdve-^
men tsr show; the, whole': clrcle T fof{,varia-*
tlons 1 In j'dlrection'l between-; the i points
north, ' south. ; east ; and * west/,' .This ;\u25a0 de^
partment i has " ' not ' . the r* space^to^ "be
definite and describe the working, of the
compass."- 1 -' 1 ' .'. ;;- '.?. .' : - ; :' '..;."•\u25a0 ~'v. '"
A; RUN— K.,' City. If, lnTa'game of
crlbbage, 1 ; the j play . Ib'A 2,\ 4^:3, S, '% s,;;the, ;;the
one^whofplayed%the>S}lfltentitledStoVa
run' of i 3,l.whileUhe^ohei.who > 'played' the
5 Is e'ltltled *^to { aTrun'T of; s;] f or' ! the ; ree-'
SQnitsSatjheican|countiß,fcards 'ilnTco"n~
«ec'utlveforder/;wlthbiit|a^brealt.^;The-.
NOTE AND COMMENT
it may sound, one doesn't need much
sand to 'be that sort i of ; a. ' thief.* -7
. New thieves murdered a com
panion who robbed . a book maker.'
Probably they thought that a man able
to "steal -from 'a -book* maker was too
dangerous to^be at large. -
• A Stockton" man has killed himself
because he' failed Jto become, a: great
singer. ,If r; other.; failures -f along ;this
line were' as sensitive ; the coroners
would'have ,tO; work "overtime.
president is preparing half ; a
dozen : speeches 'to be : delivered during
the ; first; week ; in October, and Wall
street \is - \u25a0:. rehearsinglla panic to .> : be
pulled "off immeidiately. thereafter. .
/Itis said ••.that the question' of Mani
bh"u''successi6ri 1 ; is": looked fupori as fan
important matter.in^Chiria-.as'the'aged
empress is- hearing^her ;, end. r t To i:a
casual , observer^ the !\u25a0 question •of Japa
nese^ succession \ in ;,the" FloweryjKing
"dom^ is ; also , assuming " importance.';*- -
- According ; to/ an „ agreement^- entered
into i recently -by 5 the c:United States
andi England regarding ; "a .^transfer 'of
citizenship/Richar(i;.Croker by) his resi
jdehce;an j EnglahdShas.;automatically
niacie /. himself j a{ -British i subject., -The
United e States f should f endure the de
fection "withTfortitude. 1 •" ;
Answers taQueri^
rule . of the; game is \u25a0 that ; a sequence ior
run consists ;of more 'cards',ini'suo
cesslve^number«,^whether ; of ' theTsarae
suit ;.or i: ;not.^r'.Tp^ form a sequence^ In
play,- it'matters : hot; which pf -the cards'
Is t, played; first Cjor^f last, ;4 provided^ the
sequence; can j; be) produced -'by.Va'i trans
position ;bf'thej order In* which 'they. felL s
iRAINFALLr— W. -8.. City.v The'num
ber -of rainy ':> days . ;ln:; ln : > San i Francisco
durlng^theCflrst? three months *in*the
current s year/, was :^ January; 2 l'.'Fcbru:
ar y ;-:. B, ' March '\u25a0; 20 ; ;" t0ta1,1.'4 9 -'out » of 90
days.T 1 / .:\u25a0,.;.\u25a0 :•. .-.r --r -,?-'.: ..\u25a0:.\u25a0..-\u25a0•\u25a0;• | \ ? *;-\u25a0'-.:•.;
: JHAIJ/ OF; FAME— e; F. ; M.; Alameda;
Cal. Information jg relative] * tbl the
hall ,o^J fame H communicate? -with t the
councll^bf iUhe NewHYork -uhiverslty.
New -x ark Clty.'N.-T. --' \' " ?
Personal Mention
N. W. Edwards of Stockton Is at the
St. James.::;- -. '; • /• ; . .
Z. P.: Jourdan of Austin/ Tex., Is at
the Majestic. ' •' , '
Hl.H 1 . J. RelUng-, an architect of Denver,
Is at} the Savoy. ; .
\u0084 F. A. Hihn of Santa. CruK Is. registered
at the Imperial." , . -
; W. F. Hill and wife of Monterey are
at the Jefferson.
Mrs/ J A.- Gray of Santa Crui Is a guest
af.the St^James. \u25a0\-/ :* -' r \u25a0-,-; \u25a0•;:\u25a0• \u25a0:
"rM.-RT Sellingf'bf Salt Lake Is a gutsi
at : the^ St.; James. \u25a0
- : Mrs.". llvkinth of Willows is a guest
at \u25a0; the ; Baltimore.
Frank AJKeith and wife of Tonopah
are at the . Fairmont^','
\u25a0 G. Roberts and wife of - Sacramento
are. at -the St. James.
\u25a0\u25a0 Henry, D.'Lindsley of Dalles is regis
tered at" the Fairmont.
!; : J. P. Sewell ;• and wife , of ' Coif ax are
guests , at } the Majestic.
>'-Wv, W. - Caddes"- and "wife . of Tonopah
are guests at the [Fairmont. -
C. B.'* Younger, a . capitalist of i Santa
Cruz,' is; at the "St. 'Francis.
Henry yon Grunewald, a mining man
from Nome,- Is at the Savoy. - ;
; .C. ,D]\Cather and J.~ D. Cather of
Cheyenn'eare at the a st. Janies.
'George S. Berry, 1 ; a" 4 prominent 'Texan,
and ; family are *at the Majestic. . .; j ;\u25a0/;
v ; G. i N:.' Henderson , and Mrs. Henderson
of' ; Eureka, are at. the Jefferson. "5*
Charles ;;;d.; Getchell::. a ? Honolulu
sugar /raiser,; Is at ;the Hamlln. -
J. R. - Sargent and wife of MontereV
are -registered "at the "Dorchester. * •.
\u25a0'-' R. W.-r Owens' and Mrs. Owens of
Philadelphia; are at \u25a0', the' St. James.
• Mr. and Mrs". *A:-' G.iCushman of
Rhyollte, Nev.,.are at the St. } Francis:
""Joseph 1 . Folks,; a prominent merchant
of; San Diego." ls - a'guestat the t Hamlin.
'-Frank H. \u25a0\u25a0'. Buck, tho'Vacavllle- fruit
raiser, and Buck are at. the Fair
mont.: \u25a0;'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0; , ;"• _ : \u0084 V •",};": '\u25a0\u25a0']~~'K~l '\u25a0"\u25a0'
*,'\u25a0'. Captain , R,' ; H. Hathaway of the Pa
cific 1 : Mail liner Mongolia -Ib registered
at the St F*ran'cia,^ . \u25a0 J -.: :j. i -
v Anthony j Brown, a cotton: merchant,
and Mrs.', Brown* of ' Clarksburg, W." Va.,*
are Hamlln; „. \u25a0
• v - .^Assistant United -States^ District '; At'-'
torney, Beh^UJMcKinley returned" yes
terday, from? a'! month's vacation., :< >
'k- M.^C.VPomeroy, •; an \u25a0 engineer of j the
Western^ Pacific -railway, v engaged - In
construction-. work,v Is at , the* Savoy." ;
;>i Miss . .Glrard A and 1} Miss :L. Girard;
daughters Tof," Colonel! Girard,^U.'i S. V A./
are ?: registered ', -jat* the-: Jefferson '•; from
FoftvSam "Houston.' Tex.* ..", . . w
i3u^sel^t%ect6f %ues
for More Gold Bars
'I*l DALE; furnishes the* following.M-
Sjjjr-i^.The '-board .of 'finance : and tho
director^ of '^the i Chinese "imperial- mint
have passed the resolutlotis
in; connection ; with "the" coinage .of \u25a0 gold :
;?;l^*That:;^more*; r mlnesi«*be^:p^oßpected:
f or, -bo^ as! to} lnsure ; "a . sufficient supply
ofigolil.C,.;^r[. -^G *'S. -\u25a0'\u25a0 - :>: > . -!v v - -J...« .^;"
cX, 2. ; A That\the \ prdvinces ~, t be 1 ordered : to
make^purcliasea Zot ~l the /; metal^and
quickly /^transport i same * to \ Tientsin for
"minting^. Rewards :>wlll be i ? granted \u25a0\u25a0• to
trie> provinces ' ."which make 'the^ largest
purchases^ij'v^f.^T^ -^C : . 'i-^.'c'"- '".'-- \u25a0-', - " .'.
?: ? : 3.%That.^ experi men tal >.' ; cb J nage'. he
made, first in. Tientsin, and extended to
other Tprovlnce's * should \u25a0• it ; prove'*) tb r be
satisfactory. ?";" -.'" *r_ :>. " '
.' *4.*LThat a -"uniform \u25a0 rate of exchange
;Thatl one- tenth ; of the 1 pay of ; offi
cials'of'all;'grades above" 100. taels be In
"501d,?.- ;.>s\u25a0>!?\u25a0*"\u25a0 'J: \u25a0' ?'.?:?\u25a0-\u25a0*\u25a0\u25a0 '- : "\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-" •/.: ; \ '- tv
; i 6: .That ?,the . gold \u25a0'coins ;: be , accepted
for fpayriient of^custom«£and ,'llkln.
; ;7.\Tbat g01d, % cj ther^ in ?,, bullion ior
coiri^ is prbhlbitedjfronr being "exported."
i - B.; That f the] metal \ Is ? prohibited \ t ron
belnglused-fofitheXcoatlngrof ;idola.'^ {vi
\ \u25a0'?, 9: That^ aJlaw^beT passed? to 1 ? prevent
.thel'destruciioh" off gold : " coins,? for Tany
purpose. -' - :
SEPTEMBER'S, 1907
THE INSIDER
Tells ";of publication of; novel written by
William 'H. Rhodes and explains why Key
Route ferry boats turn around on last trip
i; '. T X Paul Elder's series or western classics
CIaSStC TaletO: \ ", s t o be "The Cas<>of SummcrfiehT by
Be Rcpublishcd i- William H. .Rhodes;' who under the pea
name of "Caxton" -was known as one of the most brilliant of the early Cali
fornia writers. It is not likely. that many are Iking who remember when this
bit of fiction was first given-to the reading world, but it created.an enormous
sensation in its day." - It.was the story of a man who had produced a chemical
with* which he threatened td set the world on fire" if he were not bought oft.
I do not recall the exact details of the chemical, but the basis was potassium
and" it would ignite, if dropped into water. The action was to decompose
the\water and* liberate the oxygen which furnished fuel for the combustion.
Once started it would go on as long as there was Anything to burn. The
hero 'of the/story demonstrated its workability, too. It was just after the
Central Pacific was built, and in order to prevent the hero (or villain, just
as "you are inclined to regard him"* from carrying out his threat he was
thrown from the train at Cape Horn.
s The yarn had such a verisimilitude that it was credited as fact by a
good many and even now I occasionally come across an inquiry concerning
it whether. there was really such a man or^what became of* the invention.
Another of CartonY good yarns described a boy in South San Francisco
who, though virtually blind, had really telescopic sight and could see what
went on in. 'the moon. It was printed as a Sunday sensation in The Call,
with more. particulars promised during the week. But the. continuation never
was given, for the brilliant authoV-died that very week. Rhodes had a
'wonderful imagination and an almost Hearn-like gift of description. He was
one" of the. early members of the Bohemian club. His sons still reside here.
, p . . \u25a0;;' . Speaking about the last Key Route ferry
At* Eccentricity there is one circumstance more perplexing to
Of Ferry Boats belated commuters than the spectacle of the
Japanese 1 making ;up -their beds in the dining room. - It is the turning of the
1 .o'clock boat, end for end, after the ferry has pushed its way far enough
from the green lights of the. wharfs and to give sea room for the" turn. The
bell in the engine room rings:' The boat stops. A collision is. apprehen
sively anticipated by the sleepy passengers, who rush to the bow, ready for
the,, emergency. When no disaster develops the across the bay citizens
return to their seats to snooze again. They think it must be a whim of the
pilot who at the last minute seeks some diversion in the monotony of his
crossing and ree'rpssing.-
When v the, boat reaches the eastern piers the suburban dwellers step off
from the same end they stepped on. Disaster to befuddled travelers is
averted by the presence of a muscular deck hand who intercepts the uncertain
steps of such as would walk off the other end into the water. With reproach
ful looks these passengers assign their error to such causes as seem, to
them, most likely, and permit themselves to be led away from what might
havebeen an impromptu bath.
Why does the last boat turn around in the middle of the bay? Because
there is freight loaded on the city end and it cannot'be carted over the thick
linoleum and past the polished seats in the lower deck cabin.
-.' i r ,# / Ethel Brandon, with "The Man of the Hour"
btnei aranaon IS com pany, was leading lady at the old Alcazar
No Stranger tO US for severar seasons, and later was with the
company her then husband, L. R. StockweH, managed at the Columbia, called
at that timethe Powell street theater. Her daughter, Polly, who took her
stepfather's name and was known to play goers as pretty Polly StockweH,
married Frederick Warde's son Arthur. I suppose everybody remembers the
Stockwells'- matrimonial difficulties, when Miss Bacon, who was billed on the
local ' Rialto as "the faythefull mayde," gave testimony for her beloved
patroness, and mistress, j There never was an actress in a local stock com
pany :who had -a greater matinee. following than Ethel Brandon, even when
younger and 'more beautiful actresses were- in the company.
vf-CfApropos 'of StockweH, not of Miss Brandon, and nof exactly in .
connection /with the present reference, I always think with glee of that
criticism of his on Peter Jackson, when 'the colored "champion of the ring
was starring in the Stowe melodrama at the Powell street
• "Anatomically," said Stockwell, "Peter is great, but Uncletomically he
is; the worst ever." * "...
The Smart Set
M.RS. JOHN METCALFE was
hostess yesterday at a luncheon
\u25a0at her home in Presidio reve
nue complimentary to Miss
Ruth Goodman,- whose engage
ment to Mrs. Metcalfe's son, George L.
North, was announced recently. The
table", at '..which the guests were ' seated
was decorated in ' autumnal tints, va-_
riegated foliage and great clusters of -
grapes carrying out the scheme. In the
afternoon about a hundred guests called »
to -pay "homage to the young bride
elect. Mrs. Metcalfe's guests at lunch
eon were Mrs. Goodman'and Miss Good
man. ' Mrs/- William Casey and Miss
Ruth Casey/Mrs.' CH. Wilson, Mrs. Jo
seph King, ; Miss. Grace 'Wilson, Miss
Ethel Melone, Miss Roma'Paxton. Miss
Mabel Hogg. Miss Maidle Gessord and
Miss ; Edith Metcalfe.
-\u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0'.'-;\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0;\u25a0•-..•-... .\u25a0\u25a0
There have been quite a number of
little i social happenlngiT In San Rafael !
of later which although informal have
been ; none , the " less enjoyable. Mrs.
Truxtun Beale at her "charming home
on the heights. -was _* hostess at a Jolly
little 'tea one day last week,' Miss Mary
Foster and Miss Anna Foster enter
tained at tea complimentary to their'
cousin. Miss Anna Scott, and Mrs. Philip
Lansdale'gave a bridge party. '. '."'.'.',
.-"Atvßoss,"which'ls v near : by, the Grif
fiths entertained a ; merry lot of young
people at j a : : dance : Friday evening.
Among the guests were Mr. and .Mrs.
Albert Dlbblee, Mr. and Mrs. James
FoIUs,: Mrs. > Latham McMullin, , Miss
Coral Smedberg, : Miss . Christine ' Pome-
roy./Mlss- Ethel Tompkins, -Wharton
Thurston. -Keith Boyd,; Eyre Pinckard,
Richard 1 Girvin ; and' others. '
'<*'-,' \u25a0 -•'-• "\u25a0 •\u25a0.•':'\u25a0 -\u25a0*' V x \u25a0•".\u25a0:\u25a0.'
\u25a0 Invitations Vwerer. out. yesterday for
! the" wedding of "Miss Mary Swift Bally
' and r .Seth ;Williarns,>s. first r -lieutenant
United States? Marine, corps. : The cere
mony will, be at noon .next
Wednesday in St. Mark's church In-
Berkeley.: - ;
• -'Miss 'Edith_ McCabe ' has" at last • set
the:"date : for^her^marriage^to" Ernest
McCormick. ' • Tuesday,' October 8; is the
day 'selected..^" r ,' : -. • -. -
*.'The,?2B young, society- amateurs who
have : i Just k given ; so - successful ,'a pro
duction v'of^JXady.V Wlndemere'i .Fan** -
gave *a 5 supper \af ter^the - performance .
Tuesday * "., complimentary "to*
Mr.'S and ' Mrs. ; £ Frank « Mathleu. " It r was -
largely mowing to^ Mr. . Mathieu's ; efforts
Qbriditiong in Oalif ornia
>
- x otk yesterday: ... \u25a0 '. .. ".- \u25a0....; \u25a0 •;- .„.-\u25a0 . , . . -
. - CiOi/erai*' temper* two* "for: the Uit 84 * hear*:
- laC0 -V: V-:" •....-.:iU»liM.-.;.M 1Ux1n^.....,.:..
......,„,.......;.;Mintamm^..,. M lU£l JBua..:...72
w^m"* Of- TeM*I*-»1 *-»"lln« Gold.* fate .t U* rranefae. fduriac " tti' U.t
2\S^Z" V?* »*Pl«««^.?«J«to»«jtJt.J 1».««, k to* Ttneyard strict, th.^
is aaundaat \u25a0•ork for all eojnen at (iwd vtjei.
: The «70:t4« frame of.".tfcsfisfirVCtemicls l^dW'U-ieiai raoMlr »t m> Th* »«.
that the play was so successful, he
having acted as stage manager.
• ' , • •
Mrs. William Cluff. has returned to
her home after a few days spent -with
friends and relatives in and near Sac
ramento. Mr. and Mrs. Cluft, with
their youngest daughter, expect to
leave soon for a trip around the world.
• • • .
Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Westphal. wfcos*
attractive little bungalow In • the hills
near" Redwood City has just been com
pleted, celebrated that event last Sun
day,, when they had as their guests
Judge and Mrs. Carroll Cook.
• • •
; * Mr. and Mrs. 'William Hnie hay«
closed their home In Ross and have
taken a house in town -for the winter.
". - - . --- • - - •• \u25a0 •
Dr. . and Mrs. George H. Power*, who
have been visiting their son In Nevada
for several weeks, have returned to
their home In San Rafael.
• * *
Mrs. Eugene -Freeman and her
daughter. Miss Maud Payne, have re
turned from Santa Barbara aad are at
their home In Pacific avenue.
•\u25a0\u25a0 • \u25a0 \u25a0 • \u25a0
'.Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Ames will
close their home at Fair Oaks In Octo
ber, having taken a house In Jackson
street for the .winter. *
• • •
Mrs. Hyde-Smith returned to "town
Tuesday and Is settled In her home for
the winter.
N Mrs. A. P. Redding entertained a
house party at her home at Menlo
from- last** Saturday to Monday.
! •— i -•.'.\u25a0• •
Mr. and Mrs. ' Francis J^jCarolan ex
pect a to go to -New' York this month
and it is doubtful if they
will ' return to the "coast during the
winter.
~•• . •
Mrs. Sallie Stetson Wlnslow re
turned home ;.from Lake Tahoe\ last
week after a six' weeks' absence.
Yeast — -"Women are funny, aren't
they^EQ^BNBSSHHJ
Crimsonbealc — Wl*t now? " "
'."Why.* when a man comes home late
at night and. tells his wife where he's
been she looks at. him suspiciously."
"Always." s .;
VBut' let >that same man start in- and
tell > about" the big fish he has caught
in a "company .of friends, and" his wife
looks :^at-} ' him " proudly." — Yonkera
Statesman, ",'i '" - '• ' - \u25a0 .- ;-

xml | txt