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The San Francisco Call
JOHN D. SPRECKELS . . . ..... . . . . ... Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK. . . . . : . . . : . .. .General Manager
t-RNEST S. SIMPSON . . .', . . . . . . „... ...... .Managing Editor
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give Aoth NEW ANIi OLD ADDRESS In order to insure a prompt
and correct compliance with "tlit'lr request. $\ . r . \u25a0 •,
THEY KEEP ON TAKING UNCLEAN COIN
FOUR of The Call's San Francisco contemporaries continue 10
aid and abet the lottery \u25a0 swimllers.--'* For a^sharc of the tainted
money out of which the lottery "thieves cheat the credulous
section of the public these four newspapers ';both* promote, aii'd
protect what they all know la be a rank fraud;* They not only
print for pay the fake "drawings" of the' swindlers, but they afe
careful to suppress mention "of raids upon the dens of the swindlers
who advertise in their columns; and they have other use for their
type and white paper when an advertising lottery swindler is caught
by the police or punished — more or less sufficiently— -in a. police
court. Thus the money they lake' from' 1 the lottery swindlers' is at
once a bribe and fee, the bribe for silencejaud the fee for, publicity. .
These four newspapers are the Bulletin, the Examioer. ' th<* Post
and the Chronicle. The Rulletin is the only, one of the quartet
that has the elementary decency to be at all ashamed of itself. It
is' the only one with enough of a conscience, rudimentary though
it be. to feel the necessity of attempted justification of its course.
I-ately the Bulletin tried to defend its indefensible position- with
regard 10 the lottery swindle. The. best it could do was to abuse
-The Call — its ingenious editor could find no other argument. He
could only say that an advertisement was ' an. » advertisement, > and'
that his newspaper did not guarantee the good faith of the lottery
swindlers when it printed their announcements of "drawings" that
were never drawn and of prizes that were never, awardeil:- iii line,
the Bulletin makes a, wry face When it takes ' "the- unclean lottery
money: the other three lottery- abetting-, papers take the money
and grin and are silent. They have no qualms. The Bulletin is
near decent : the others are wholly indecent and indifferent.
Yel these newspapers make occasional loud professions to the
virtue which they often demand of others. Every one of them at
some, time or other has had spasms over gambling in Chinatown or
elsewhere, and has roundly scored policemen and prosecutors and
judges for blinking at the horrid vice of poker or faro or fan tan.
Some of them have organized and led spectacular crusades against
gambling, against bunko games, against "get rich quick" concerns—
none of them an evil approaching in magnitude or vileness the open
and shut fraud of the lottery game. Specifically, all of them have,'
upon occasion, called upon the police commissioners to "break**
policemen accused of protecting, Chinese lottery games—and yet the
oriental lottery is retail swindling where*, the white man's lottery
is wholesale. The difference is this: The Chinese lottery doeV not
advertise; the white man's lottery Vdoes. The {Chinese lottery
swindler pays the police; the whiter lottery- swindler pays the -news
papers — some newspapers. V
Four great moral engines these be— the. Bulletin -ashamed and
the Examiner, Post and Chronicle shameless. ; /v
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THE TWO CENT. RATE ON 'TRIAL
SOME useful light on the subject of'the two cent, passenger rate
is supplied by the attotnevi general -for. Minnesota, who , has
compiled this comparative'table^of earnings: ,
M I NNESOTA ' LOCAL BUSINESS ENTIRE M INNESOTA BUSINESS.
ONLY. , d \u25a0 ft , .\u25a0-\u25a0;.%"- -:•;•-
May-June, 2Av'ge May-June, 2 Ay'ge
Soo $7olm $73.153 : Soo '\u25a0'. '. ' . . 5102*276 \ $77§27 V
Great Northern ...363,442 327,520- Great Northern ...525,238 403,658
\\ ilimar and S. v F.. . 13,283 14,371 WjHmar and S. F. . ; 31;398 '26.780
Northern Pacific ... 209.202 160,687" J Northern Pacific .. "361,108 299,201^
St. Paul 158,989 50.593 Nbrthwcstern .....i 171,094 125,704
Northwestern ..... 82.106 67.977 Omaha ..:.. 230.?95 196,449
Omaha 97,300 84,336 M>'ahd J -St: L.f... 1. 160,420 * s 149,481 "
M. .and St. L...... 70.397 93,124 Great Western ....97,561 155,298^
Great Western .... 46.760 58,620 Rock Island ...... 62,301 53.634
Rock Island 18,906 17,896
It would appear from this' comparison that most of the. roads
have made money by the reduction of the rate to 2cents a mile;
Only three of the lines show losses, but some of these are very,
striking, as in the case of the Great Western. „
We have always held that a % blanket rate "for passenger busi
ness is likely to prove unjust or rather unequal in. operation, and
this table, so far as it goes, supports that view. A railroad through
a thickly settled community miglvt be greatly benefited; by a rate
thai; would prove disastrous to anotlier 1 road -differently circum
stanced. ' .
Neither can anybody say in advance just how the thing is going
to work, and for that reasoriVthe action of those federal fudges \vho
so hastily granted injunctions suspending state laws should be,un
reservedly condemned. Those judges should have followed the ex
ample of their brother jurists, who ordered the petitioning, railroads
to give the law a trial and come back after three months' experienced
Then if the law had proved confiscatory it could.be set 'aside. ;
'THE CASE AGAINST; STANDARD
THE literary bureau of the Standard; oil ; trust appears^ to : have
effected a lodgment in the 'North t American Review^ if one
J[ may judge from extraordinary article wHtten by one
Frank D. Pavey and printed , in that periodical. .The article
is characterized as "extraordinary" only because it is replete with'
misrepresentations of fact, so easily exposed^ that >ohe might <*sm>:
pose a publication of standing would/: have' refused . tHem hospi
tality. Chief among tfiese misrepresentations is;the ; allegation /that
the secret rate on oil given to the Standard^ by the s Chicago and
Alton was the open rate of the Eastern .;llHn6is,v and "that equal
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rates were made for/all shippers. This allegation* is simply iintrue,
as was shown at considerable length and fullness by Judge Landis
in his decision. It is not \yorth while here to go into the details;
The allegation is false in spirit and fact, but it is being indus-;
triottsly peddleid all over the country by the; literary bureau.
The Standard oil defense before Judge Landis '.was chiefly that
"its offense was wholly technical, and that nobody had been injured,
because there was no other shipper of oil. 'arid /tliat the punish
ment, if any, should be; a modest fine;" This defense; was met
by Judge/Landis with a crushing retort: ' ' / *
* This impresses the court as a peculiar; argument: It is novel, indeed*
for a convicted, defendant to lirge ' the complete/ triumph of a dishonest
course, as a reason .why such course should go 'unpunished: I 'Of course there
,was ;no other shipper of oil, nor could there be so long as by' a secret
arrangement the property- of the! Standard oil company was hauled by rail
way'common carriers for one-third of. what anybod>v else would have to, pay.'
It requires no very great wisdom, to,' tinderstand that if other, men of capital,
genius and integrity, should, embark"; in ; the oil business, and possess -them
selves of all the facilities known* tof the trade, the/ methods unveiled in this
proceeding would : force; them- out. The only/ way /for them to stay hi the
oil business be to adopt the practiceof this defendant and procure
the great public power -of railroad . tompanies tpf be. secretly ; perverted' in
their interest. Under no other possible theory could they hope to survive.
There was no discrimination, Mr. Pavey artguesl but he -omits
the reason that the methods had destroyed : all compe-
tition and; created a monopoly. There was nobody left to suffer
by* discrimination. - - ' •'
Some useful light is; thrown on this impudent and " disin
genuous plea of tlie'i Standard's literary bureau by the facts elicited
on Tuesday in New York in prosecution; of the federal suit against
the trustl It was shown, for instance, that the profits^of Standard
pilvin/eight^eair^Jfrom^lS^
on a capital stock of $98,325,392. AYe submit tliat '\u25a0\u25a0 thesei figures coaf
stitute a prime facie case of c dishonestv. \u0084 ! '
The lottery sharks "have had nearly
all their' teeth" drawn. ' \u25a0 . / -
Whisky is going up 'in price. That
will not. keep it 'from going down in
large quantities, t ' "\u25a0',\u25a0' '."•'\u25a0
Taft on/the ocean wave is no more
at sea than are ; a jgoodf many of his
rivals for "presidential: honors. _\u25a0 '- • *
Cassie V Chadwick/ the notorious
"woman swindler, has : gone .blind—^as
blind as I sonue'y of./her^ victims.;/ / '
;.. Sacramentans :talk/Qf establishing
a special school f or ba ck ward ch ildr en,
while Dr. - J ordah! thinks ; a " graveyard
would be.more to the purpose.'
The failure of the! Southern*. Pacific
tb t furnish*c'ars.f6r J handling.' fruit; near
Stockton I and; its* alacrity ,in" that re
gard in the; Sacramento^ valley, : where
>\u25a0* M.-P. Judah of Pittsburg Is at the
Savoy.' . ' . , ...-\u25a0/. J .*, ,> '•>/\u25a0'-'\u25a0 ;\u25a0-;
• Frank M. Johnston of Boise is at the
Majestic,
: E.* Latow is "at the St. James from
Kansas , City. \ r . /' '\u25a0•\u0084':•' /\u25a0' ' '\u25a0:'-\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0
John T. Hume of ; Seattle" is at the
Grand Central.,- • V 'S , "".- '-" \ :
O.* Mayer of Jersey City is* teffisterefl
at.- the" Jefferson. .///>;!/ /- : . ./"- •'- ./ : : \u25a0 «il'
•WYi ß.^Stanlford of , San Luis Obispo* is
registered ; at 'the'Hamnn;" //////// ; '
vJimes A. Moraiirof * Chicago ' is among '
the -guests Tat I theJHamlln. ! ; -
C. H. DavlsTlaffcapltnHst of Sutter
Creek. ' Is at the*|Baltlmor«.' * *i *-A\ -*-\u25a0•>.
D. W. Morgan •registered\froin\Qold
field at the Savoy^yesterday^ ;;^:-j -
Dr. . D.' F.-MelntoshfofjPlttsbWgiis-a
guest at the Majestic annex. : :"-V-'\* >'/;-,.
John R. Cunningham fof > Providence
is staying at the Baltimore.*/. ..'\u25a0. : : V •;_"•*>' £
I." E. - Levy or Lb« Angeles " registered*
at the Dorchester yesterday.' v"> ; .;^
Arthur Jfyjyion if of}New/York\regis
tored at the. Hamlln yesterday:. 5 / -
. ; Thomas S. Lou ttit; '• a" prom lnerit rat
torney of Stockton," is, at- the :Dale>}.;
T.D. Murphy, a '''mining, man *of Gold
field; is a guest at ;Jthe] St. Francis.' <
James } yesterday ; fromf Philadelphia.;.^;
J. J. Mason and • Mrs* Maso n Sacra
mento are ; staying \ at the St. ; Jatne*,^ ,» J
The New Restaurant Fiend,
NOTE AND/ COMMENT
an electric /line .threatened competi
tion, indicate that v electricity; beats
conscience as a spur to transportation
activity.-- ]•\u25a0'\u25a0:..;'! ./\u25a0''/:-\u25a0' '•;•;« : -'..
The; president is going .to Texas to
hunts wild; hogs. iOnei-would suppose
he' had 'enough of. that sort of sport
in/his chase after ":the\trusts^ ; T xv^ :
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"The only 'question is, can Bryan
be elected ?", says the Memphis Appeal;
Only ;thefsuriniest 5 brand of optimism
could ;sug~gest*such a question. • \u25a0 »
AYooden dogs are, carried in Paris
as VTeddy v bears/ are carried \u25a0 in this
country^ c lt's /nice 'to" knowi that we
haven't; a monopoly- oh I foolishness.
The Alabama/ wili i not be able to
come the Horn with the rest
of the -fleet. That will be a grain"of
consolation to the Sunand the AVorld;
\ Personal Mention
Gregg, a mining ; man from
Denver.is stayinar at the Grand ..Central.'
< William ; Adams of Portland regis
t? re< t at L ith «^ Gwnd l;: Central v yesterday^
H..Stapleton of Saiem and John '«Rey
nolds of Goldrteld are at the Bt. Francis.
iFrankß. Field and Mrs/ Field of
Denver, are registered at ;the Fairmont;
mining of
Tonopah,- Is : ; registered;; at the Majestic.'
HiDvStrother and ?MraKStro their jregis-"'
tered J: at *. the /Imperial ; - yesterday - from
Colusa. \u25a0•-\u25a0;.: ' ',_. ..;-- ..*\u25a0,. -i '\u25a0 - ."/\u25a0./. \u0084-./\u25a0; -..-.,
; -*-v Mrs.^ F. W. Street (and H.M. Street of
Sonora have' apartments at the Dor
chester. .. ;. •'- -.."
- C-»^ 5 Clement of >Weaverville is at the
Imperial. ;,• He is* accompanied * by * Mrs.
Clement..:- ; .";v'-.'; : v} ;;.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-;:;\u25a0.. ;/ ;\u25a0;\u25a0•. -: : .\ ::? , :
t"CHntoh ; -J.-Hutchins.: Mrs. Hutchins
and 5 Miss ; Dora | Hutchins t of ' Honolulu
are]at {.the'f Jefferson.^ .^ \u25a0/£ -,' ~ H ' :.; H ,; ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0s..s:<
Ir Arthur! t>.| Pat ten .and ; Mrs. I Patten^ o f
Sacramento f. took | apartments at the
Baltimore' yesterday. - 2? \u25a0 i ; • "j '\u25a0
" ; Eugene ;- Sperry « of :; Sacramento ;• and
James] l*.) Hare ; of i Marysville are among
the;gueßtaat'theTDale.f' *;,;:: "«\u25a0
i; GeorgelW.^Burlelgh and : Mrs. Bur
lei s h of I New^Tork; ,who \are ' paying,' a
short jVlsit : to San Francisco,"; are -at • the
Fairmont. " 5s
. Dr. >Mlllbank: i Johnstonf andi Mrs.: Mill-,
bank 'Johnston ot > Lo« Ahgeles are" stay^
ing ; at ! the ? Fairmont.\viThey. c areTaccom
panied byMrs. M.l* Eagleston.
By The Gall's Jester j
FROM THE CAL.Ii OF 1930
Commuters living in Mendocino coun
ty are complaining bitterly of the ser
vice given them; by the Aerolina comr
panyv The • trip from Uklah to San
Francisco often takes^ more than 15
minutes,'; and the promised service of an
airship. .-every 20 i. minutes is 'not forth^
cbming. As a " consequence the / Sky
fliglit was so overcrowded this morning
that passengers had* to hang ""to '••th©
framework at the imminent -risk of be
ing- 'swept" oft -by -the - tops ~ot the trees
:in- Bohemian grove, v the only , 'body of
redwoods/ now ;. standing in the northern
part of the state. .. '. \u25a0'?\u25a0"
• .'The annual alumni dinner of the San
Quentin grafter graduates will be held
tonight. ; The "usual question, "Why
Didn't We See Burns Coming?" wlll^be
discussed. •\u25a0 R.- E:. Morse was asked to
preside, but* -declined in favor of ; the
author of the eleventh commandment.
. " William. "R./ Hearst' has announcec
that.lie. is willing, to -take nomina
tion for supervisor, but ; his age,' as wel
as. his uncertain ty;as - to which pa rtv'h<
belongs /to, makes his chances . verj
slim. * \u25a0 /;\u25a0 :V \u25a0" /\u25a0-.'/ •>""• \u25a0\u25a0-
The New York Sun prints an edito
rial in which; it. protests. that. the send
ing of. the neet to the^Paclflc in 1907
was a 'burning shame." /•;". : <'
'A .historian,. In /going through a file
of. "daily, papers at! the city library yeaf
terday.t foundv in-one "dated September
16,*!. 1907, "'several columns; of numbers
having 9 no \u25a0 i apparent connection .with
each/ other 7; and at /the i head/of < them
the v words. ''Official/ List, £ Original > Lit
tle/Fleuwsiana of San Francisco.'* "After
much research "he found ". that . It l was a
yelled ; advertisement Tof '}&} lottery, 1 a
form * of {swindling ,that -was /much • in
ypffue; at one time, • but;whichLwas.'aup
pressed /during the J year, 1907 through
an expose of . its crooked methods. -£.:
-.; A LING OX HOOKER
."Hooker 'tells.'- me/ he caught a big
string of flsh^on Sunday." • / j
iV^ "Ah, Hooker;s /always "stringing
somebody."
[I THE SIMPLE; LIFE :
become ;**^ of '/Vaguely ?
Haven't seen him for a long time." ';'''.-\u25a0 '.
leading the; simple life." /^
: ./."Out onla- farm?":' >-'."\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
"No—insane asylum," * - >\ / \u25a0 '; '
.- %'\u25a0* /-'-\u25a0-- ;./'\u25a0'- \u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0- '-'-\u25a0\u25a0 ' \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0 '\u25a0"-' ':w: /y-
Eastern Press Comments
joh Gpni i ngv Cam paign^
; For most politicians the really amai
ing^- thing^ about 3. Governor I Hughes } is
that, • under] the circumstances, he Is not
traveling * about f* theV. country
speeches. f^ f The \ man t actually--, seems C to
think>hisVofflclar; duties paramount.—
Milwaukee Sentinel.; = : ;h"' .; /''-^ : y^'i.*
_ Senator, Platt of New^York is asserted
to ; have 's declared { his {support of Fair
barik3^r:Fairb'anKs would ,be; justified ' in
inquiring -.what' power; has; put a hoodoo
on him.'— Pltteburg Dispatch.^<^^^^SS(
.-.The Hon.'J; Edward Addicks of Dela
ware >-; announces :-«. that* he V favors I the
nomination ?of ] Mr. 'Cortelyou {for j presi
dent. If It ? oughtj toj? be*iveryj' gratifying
to Mr.* Cortelyou to haveUhe'publlc sup
port of a political purist and self-sacrl
flclng patriot \u25a0: like Addicks.^— New York
,World^ ; *" ; , "'\u25a0' SV;-*- ' ':-•\u25a0':\u25a0 " ; \u25a0'.-\u25a0" ?-<' '\u25a0 - ; V "': '- r"?
-:\u25a0 Those gentlemen*. who are figuring on
"President"; vTaft'Sjrcablnet^are^^ more
venturesome as long distance ? prophets
than the astrologer, i the " goosebon e seer
arid Jth c J weather man ; combined.— Ch^ -
cagoiJoiirnal.';^- ; [v:\:~.-''',V:>- *.-*V.':'>- : :;%.;
1: Uncle ] Joe ;, Cannon ;• avows that .\u25a0 he is
too !busy,'swearing.' off ; smoking? to »run
for> presidents. t Nevertheless,^ the lother
candldatesVwilh continue ito^watchiUricle
Joe's Ti smoke \u25a0 ? with; inter«^t.— Kansas
City J Journal. \u0084 ;v; ' * .?> v " "
;.<The burning J question *in , the , democ
racy: Is'Bryani running again;, or. yet?—
Minneapolis 'Jourpal. ; ,*,: 4*
'fA Sbj" far.* Senator j La. - Follette '. has \u25a0 been
la.blef; to^"tote "Tihis '"'\u25a0;, presidential | boom
ajround'with him ; in t,his \u25a0 trayels^without
being*^charged ; t or :'excess i baggage-
Washington Post. :i: i -,;?•" :: \u25a0'" "'"*- v
SEPTEMBER 19, 1907
THE INSIDER
Tells of wild stage ride given the king
of Siam when"he had monopolized a coach
whilefon his iourney to Yosemite valley
VT seems that' the royal Yosemite ha*
I; known the presence lately of a great an<l
\u25a0*• mighty potentate, the king of Siam. At
theipomt in his, journeying* where it became necessary to take the stag,
for further transportation he announced that owing to his exalted rank «
would be impossible for him to proceed with the hui polloi, and forthwith
settled matters by averting his right to the entire stage coach. Owing to
the persuasion of. the kingly gold the reservation- was accomplished, a trans
action-regarding which the disappointed travelers made iorceful comment.
But they had their" revenge with the help of the Jehu on the box. who was
aware of the fact that' it took 12persons to ballast that coach. The arrange
ments made, the haughty, king -ascended the coach, disposed himseh com^
fortabiy in a corner, the driver chirruped to his, horses and 4hey were off
in a cloud of dust| followed" by the maledictions of the disappointed ones.
When- the : dust cleared away and the king^as again visible the curses
of" those left behind changed to howls of glee, for in the first few yards the
luckless monarch*" had been reduced almost to a pulp: The stage rolled
deliriously on and the sole passenger was being bounced sideways, cross
ways, upward and downward; to the roof and back again; shaken like a lone
pea in a pod and decidedly, rattled.. To the gazing group noting delightfully
the royal progress the last view of- the unfortunate king" was. that of his
ascending form being violently jerked roofward and of the downfall which
was great and. audible.
"The trip from the valley entrance : to Tent city was made in record time,
but the king of Siam expresses no opinion anent\ American stage coaches,
at least none that is recognizable, even by r experts.
To uris ts Reve nged
;on Selfish Prince
Justice of the Peace John J. Van Xostrand.
who has In his official capacity married many
couples, once tied a knot which he .now
believes should have bee^i a slip noose.. One day a. friend went. to him. and
said: "Judge.; I'd like you to dome a favor. A good fellow who lives out my
way. has just take.n out a marriage license. The fee broke him, and unless
you perform the ceremony for nothing he. can't get married." "- -' \u25a0
"Sure," replied the judge. "Send the couple to me."
The couple soon appeared and in a few minutes were made husband; and
wife. After the ceremony the tew husband called the judge aside and
whispered: "My friend says you're a good fellow. Can't you slip jixe a couple
o%dollars to pay for the wedding supper."
"Not on your life." cried the judge. "I sometimes marry couples free, but
I make it a rule never to contribute to their support.**
Tries to Borrow
1 for Wedding. Feast
A local newspaperman undertook the task
recently of assisting in the education of hi 3
precocious son whose ace is "half Aast 6."'
The youngster spelled out the words, letter by letter, and then paused tc£,
inquire the , name given to such a combination.
"e-h-i-1-d: What does that spell? I .'
.^^Thc wise father preferred to suggest the answer. '"What are yoa besides
a boy?'' he asked. . . \u25a0
''A- kid,"- answered the pride of the household. Failure No. 1. The child
was corrected and the lesson went on. " •
\_ • • 1 ITT, t . ......
"F-a-m-i-l-y. What does that spell?"
"We.'are all home now," said the wise father. "What are we?"
. /' **>'A bunch,'' chirped the cherub.
Father cried quits, and now mother has sole- and undisputed "charge
whenever son takes a notion to study at home. *>
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Precocious Youth
Uses Vernacular
The Smart Set
IN another day or two r invitations
will be out for the first series of
Mrs. Ynez Shorb .White's popular
skating, parties, which were an im
portant feature of last winter's fun.
These \will 'begin, this -"year lons before
the .first ; dances and .undoubtedly De
prolonged,', as they'-'wefe before," until
close upon Ash Wednesday. San Fran
cisco young , peaple love - skating, and
some ;of them are ; very clever and
grraceful:in the rink, so that those for
tunate" enough to be included in Mrs.
White's list will impatiently,. await th<»
opening' night. -The gracious hostess,
as always, . will be. there . herse.lf to in
troduce the newcomers to last winter's
old guard and by her presence insure
the L success- of the evening.
-; The club* will meet always on Mon
day nights at the big Coliseum rink.
Baker and; Fell streets. The dates set :
are: October 7 and 21, November A and
18 and December 2. For the. 'second
series the dates are not yet arranged.
The first dance of Mrs. White's Friday
Night *. club .will not take place until
November 22.
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•After. . many, /years abroad, spent
chiefly in Paris, Mrs. Michael O'Connor
Is returning to San Francisco and plans
jtoVremain j here ' permanently. This is
welcome ,ne.ws to Mrs. O'Connor's many
California friends, who remember her
delightful 1 home in San Rafael years
ago; for -Its hospitality. With. Mrs.
O'Connor will come her daughter, Miss
Frances O'Connor, and they will be*fol
lowed *iri a* few : : weeks by Mr. ! and Mrs.
Charles deCazotte, the latter formerly
Miss > Mary .O'Connor, and .Master
Michael :de Cazotte. Mrs. De Caxohe's
health has not ;: been good for some
months and it Is hoped that the climate
here will.be beneficial to It.' - After a
few; weeks . in the iclty both families
hopeito,. establish themselves for /the,"
winter "in Ross valley or San RafaeL
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William Carrigani«will Joln ; his aunt. .
Mrs; O'Connor, In New .York, and come v
on. to San Francisco for what may pos
sibly" be : al ong, visit. , It^ Is several
years : since Carrlgan has" been here, ;
where he ! has; many warm 'friends. He i
will \ be* the; guest of the Andrew Carri
gans in their pretty "home in Walnut
street. jfWjfafcH^^a^^
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ul Among the - returning^ summer - trav
elers "> are : Mr. and--' Mrs. ; Robert < Clay
Bolton," who! have. been .away for some
months. ;., Mrs. Bolton's , , mother, Mrs.
George \Grant. ; ." will spend the winter
withithera' in their home at Broadway
and Stelner street. ". , ,
'; Mr. • and - Mrs. Ear le Newman Percy, '
who, with Mrs. > Percy's" mother. Mrs.
J.*tK. .C.;Hobbs,"have Just returned from .
Europe,"- will , leave ;, the city I again al- \
most .Immediately \u25a0 for. , New York,
: where 1 they.* expect ;tol' remain -perma
nently." J ? Percy; 1 leaves^ on i- Friday and ;
upon "reaching, the east : :will commence >
ationceihls^dutlesin.the important po
sition assistant engineer -in the At
lantlc,Gulf^company.- .While in : Europe •
Percy took special technical courses in
ednditibns in California
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Berlin which have" fitted him for thJ3
work.' Mr?. Percy, who will not l«»v«
San Francisco until October 10,
spend the intervening time with her
mother in the latter's home in Clay
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Miss Catharine Hall was hostess yes
terday at on« of the. week's small
bridge parties. Just a dozen , guests
enjoyed an afternoon at the popular
game, after which as many more Joined
them at the tea table. The drawing
room of Miss Hall's home in California
street was'' simply but' prettily deco
rated with roses and jars of ferns and
the little affair was a pleasant, fore
runner of the winter's card parties.
Considerable entertaining Is "being
done this ; week for Mrs. James "Wise
man McDonald, who came up from Los
Angeles a few days ago with her little
son. Mrs. McDonald is the guest of her
sister, Mrs. Hugh Dtmond. of Dimond
near Fruitrale. but will spend som*
days in the city before she goes away.
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.Another of Mara island's eagerly
awaited 'hops' will take place on Satur
day night and. as usual, San Francisco
will contribute, many of the youns
dancers."' These dances, which take
place in the big sail loft at the yard
under, the collected colors from a doaen
ships, are n^ade delightful events ,by
the hospitable residents of officers* row.
Every house has Its guests, and tho
guests are provided for with true navy
enthusiasm. The . day following there
is openhouse everywhere, tea' and Ices
on every porch and a general compari
son of experiences and dance cards, that
is far from being considered the least
of fun.
The California club, which .was
opened formally.' 1 - two weeks ago, lield
its * first ' meeting for members and
guests yesterday . afternoon, when a
very good program was given. ' Miss
Anna Frances Briggs gave, a review of
her Impressions of the art congress in
Venice two years ago and her manner
of ; treating it ? made the subject addi
tionally interesting. Music finished the
afternoon, which . brought together
about 150 of the club members .and
their guests.
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United States • Circuit - Judge VT. W.
Morrow* and - Mrs. Morrow are at the
New Willard.v In Washington,, D. C.
with ; their daughter and son In law.
Captain and Mrs. H. L. Roosevelt.
Judge Morrow's health, which has been
giving^ his family." a good deal. of
cern, was .much improved by his recent
trip; to, Bad NauAeim, (where he spent
some weeks. He and Mrs. Morrow will <
.leave Washington; for. home soon.
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Mrs. Baldwin and Miss Grace Bald
win, who left this city > for a year in
• Europe about 10 months ago. do not
write* definitely, of home coming plans.
They.were recently In Russia, which
proved > fascinating subject for "study,
but are now en route for Paris, where
they, win look for an apartment, prob
ably returning to ; California Just after
Christmas, when plans for" Miss Bald
win's marriage will be arranged. ,

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