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{T seems more than probable now that favorable action will be
taken at today's meeting of the board of supervisors on the ap
plication for the Parkside street railway franchise. The' joint •
.committee on public utilities and streets having decided to rec
ommend the granting oi the franchise, all that is needed nowls the
acquiescence of fourteen supervisors. It does not 6eem possible,
considering the benefit, that will 'be conferred upon the city, by' the
.aranting of the franchise, that the opponents of they measure -can
muster sufficient strength to defeat it.
The join committee referred to has gone thoroughly into; the
matter, and its favorable report is the result not only of delibera
tion but of painstaking investigation. Visits have been. made to
the tract of land that it is. proposed to open up by the installation
of trolley lines, and all who wished to-be heard in, favor "of or
against the franchise have been given attention/ The only valid
objections that were urged have been overcome. The company that
is seeking the franchise has agreed to replace the Nineteenth ave
nue boulevard that its line will destroy by constructing a boulevard
on Twentieth avenue:
\This will involve an expenditure of $125,000, and the city will
be greatly the gainer, as the Nineteenth avenue roadway has never
been altogether satisfactory on account of • th# boggy condition of
Objection was made to the granting of the franchise on ac l
count of the scandal attached to the former attempt to secure it. It
seems now that the members of the committee have ceased; to re
gard this as an important factor in the present controversy. .The
company is coming before the board in good faith, asking. that it be
allowed to build trolley lines into an undeveloped section of the;
city that, when given communication with the remainder of San
Francisco, will be quickly settled by a desirable class of residents.
As residents of that section have pointed out, the- district lacks
churches, schools, police protection and proper mail delivery, all of
which would follow adequate transportation facilities.
Little weight has been given to the arguments of people- who
want the matter delayed in the hope that the city will build a line
to Parkside. Municipal ownership — but an experiment at best — is
subject to many delays. There is no telling how long it" would
take for the city to build such a line as is proposed, or what litiga
tion would block the scheme. There is an opportunity right now to
place within the reach of thousands of home seekers a desifable
tract of land, sightly, healthful, reasonably close to the business cen
ter of town. There should be no hesitancy. '< The present" board
of supervisors is made up of men who can grant this franchise with
out danger of their motives being questioned. For that matter, no
one would accuse them of ulterior motives should they deny it. But
it would undoubtedly be the consensus of opinion that they; had
used had judgment and had acted against the interests .of the public.
PROFESSOR GOLD WIN SMITH, the eminent English his
torian and writer on sociology, now and for a long time
resident in Toronto, quite fully repognizes the difficulties
ahead of Canada in dealing with the question of Asiatic immi
gration. Long before the Vancouver riots Professor Smith wrote
in the Toronto Sun :
A very serious question and one which threatens to involve Canada and
the United States in common difficulty— if. not danger— -is beginning to loom.
It is that of the settlement of Chinese and Japanese on the Pacific coast
of this continent. Both races are in somewhat different ways unassimilable
by us. The gulf which divides them from us, morally, mentally and in the
case of the Chinese politically, appears almost impassable; at least to bridge
it would be the work. of generations. Yet come apparently they wilL Eng
land has, in fact, bound us to admit the Japanese by her alliance with them,
the fruit of a prejudice against Russia and fear of her designs which might
almost be called hallucination. We see in this that the foreign policy of
Great Britain is not always identical with ours. Admitting the' Japanese, we
could hardly exclude the Chinese, especially, if, as seems; highly probable,
a close relation should be formed between China and Japan. Already they
are settling here in considerable numbers, way being made', for the intro
duction of their labor by the strikes. The influx of Japanese coming here
under the shield of the Anglo* Japanese alliance, and hence info the United
States, can hardly be prevented and may cause trouble with the American
government. : .
This is tne clear statement of a man skilled in watching the
social and economic tendencies of the times. His opinions oh the
subject are very much the same as those that govern in this coun
try. We cannot tolerate the immigration in large numbers of races
which we cannot assimilate. Professor. Smith draws attention to
the fact that of one shipload of 858 Japanese arriving at Vancouver
781 wtxt males and only 77 females*. Such a proportion, involves
great moral dangers, and Professor Smith asks, "Will' government
ever pay attention to the matter?" ._ v
We believe that government both here and. in Canada will
take action, but it will need a lot of prodding. The letter of -Sir'
Wilfrid Laurier^the Canadian premier,- printed in; The Sunday Gall,
was a model of official evasion and dodging. Aye have plenty of 1
4.odgers in this country/too, but they will be smoked out.-
ADMIRAL DEWEY says we ought not to sell the Philippines.
Although his reasons do not appear convincing, it -is not in
the least likely that any such sale will be made- if for 'no
other reason than that there is no^purchaserin sight; At
the same time an . inquiry conducted by the New York
among members of congress and pther people of influence ;shows
a strong -sense of discouragement over the results of our national
Mustachtless Governor* Inspects the Wharves
experiment in imperialism. Speaker Cannon, for instance,, says we
are "in a mess," and he thinks we ought; to, get out if there was
any honorable way of getting out. .' T 'He^ist unable to suggest any
st^ch way. Senator Teller of Colorado isays :^:"The Ph ilippines are
not worth a continental cuss to tne WUri ited States and never will
beC .They are a continual source of ? disquietude and danger." .The
results of the inquiry are thus summed: J:- :' '
Thifty-six of the congressmen igreeftHat » the islands should be -sold;
35 think that in justice to the 'Fiiipinos>th<sislands"'''should-be'held :until.the
people. are capable of self-governTnent,;ji6Vniatter; how 1 far distant 1 that-conr
summation shall be. .Only nine, favor turmts^ fhe'i!iplands^ over to.- the
Filipinos at the • present time. .Twenty-seven Jayor '; the permanent " r etehtioh
of the islands. Twenty-eight are '-noncommittal - arid three •' fav^r a pr^
tecto'rale. "\Vhile a large number favbc, getting, 'rid lof the; Philippines, M the*
Herald comments, "the idea of sale is repuj^nant to . many ; on the ground
that the United States has a duty to the Filipmos r and should not treat them
as subjects of barter and sale." ", • ; .-'. '\u2666*'..
Notwithstanding all this dissatisfaction there is not the smallest
likelihood that the United States will dispose of the islands to any
foreign power. - Congressman Hull of lowa puts the \ situation ex
actly: •; j : -: \u25a0. [ , ..: :-V ":tVr--. '
We are not going to sell the Philippines. So what's the use of wasting
time talking about it? I regret that we have '.them/ and we will get lots of
frief out of them. ; But the only thing to do is to face the music aad do the
est we can. , 'i :Z ' . \u25a0'-\u25a0,\u25a0 -'•; / : -- ; ;- : : >;''-\- \u25a0" -- \u25a0;'\u25a0\u25a0"
The cost of the Philippines to the United States is ; the. subject
of widely different estimates.^ Some jmt it as high as $400,000,000
up to date. Others say $300,000,000, but nobody \u25a0 has exact figures
on the subject. T^he white man's burden is expensive, but this coun
try can afford to indulge in the luxuries of experiment. We are
doing all this with the philanthropic purpose of raising the islanders
to a condition of manhood and self-reliance, but we shall never get
any thanks from our wards. -^ -...--
Dpwn at Verdugo in the southern
part of the' state \u25a0 they are : holding a
fete in celebration of a big cucumber
harvest. What a pickle they'll be in
if it rains. . .
It is estimated that ;$40,000,000 was
spent in Europe this season by Amer
ican tourists. That looks mighty lbig
to the Europeans, but j over- here, it
is regarded merely : as . pocket; money.
The German physician, who is try
ing to get the world interested in de
nicotinized tobacco "is s about
as much" success as' he would in start
ing a; cfaze for whi6ky without alco
v; Down in Los ; Angeles
ah v anarchist made "ah insulting '< re
mark about the American] fla"g,VwhererJ
upon a naval veteran him
flat. A spectator,.in appreciation i of
the, act . bought the Veteran a . new/suit
of clothes. The- only thing needed i
. E. C. Carroll of Denver Is at th« Bal
timore. V-- \u25a0' \u25a0''\u25a0"\u25a0' ; -V"'
' J. H. Edwards :s at -.the Dale from
Chester W. Rbwe Is at the Fairmont
J % W. Hail and k Mrs. Hall are at the
| Dale from, SanTJoae. '\u25a0"'-.
E. K«nap«f ?of 'Chicago la ; rerlstefed
at-; the Grand < Central. ; -
Eduard Taylor of Liverpool, Ohio, Is
a 'guest, at. the ''Hamlfn.'T ; /. : ",
E. . 5. ,! Mduiton of Riverside i«" r«g
i9tered"at^e r Fairmont a- _ \u25a0 V/-: ' "\u25a0\u25a0 ''\u25a0 !
-- F.J.VCook, registered at -the Majestic
yeBt«rday,fr6niiPortland.; . : ' '', ";•
I. Dr.F. M. Archer,; landowner of 'Red-:
ding,- Is at th«; Jefferson."
W. ,R de Jariiatt, am erchant of Cor
lupa, ;ls at the-* Jefferson. ' v
; rJ-:r J-: Bflittie^ahd V Mrs! ; Beatt'ie "are at
the ?, St.-' .James \ from,; Seattle. -'- ... ; - ' <J-
H. D. Pressy and Mrs.^Presay of Pe^ta
luma are at the Grand -Central."; ; _
y. '-.Waiter ' Hortbn , and ;M?; T>. Wilson of i
New^.York"' city ;arei registered -at the
Savoy.*'";.' •''\u25a0\u25a0 " '"\u25a0"' -J ; '- : -"" ; -'- ' '
to -make the incjdent complete is a
striped suit for the anarchist.
.The latest reports - : regarding.' the
two fifes, in the .Louisville 'Courier-
Journal office isv that j people ; afflicted
with |an undue ' sense ; of ; - inquisitive
ness were trying to' smoke out Mar.se
Henry Watterson's dark horse. '
f: An -'Alameda dairyman was fined $25 1
f pr, selling, inilkUhat contained !a \u25a0 pint"
of -water to .the^ gallon. . : Had. he in
creased the -dose a little he might
have pleaded innocence on the ground
that v it ., i&j no "crime" to - sell > adulter
ated water/ with "milk."
'Los Angeles has a 9 year old boy
who ; during the first week 'of 'every
flew 'mpon^is >. incorrigible. '.The: au
thorities are at a loss, as -to s what to
do with : him. As •it- is impossible to
suppress; the^ moon,: it lis'-'obyioiisi that
th c boy ' will * have \° c : P u l where he
can do no harm... ; .. ..'. "" '
Personal ; Mention : :
. Lle'utenantwßruce ; B.?, Batler U. S. A.-.
Is at ; theJ'Jeff erson '\u25a0 t rom Boston.
Jame^F.'Persfcing/ahd Mrs.* PershJnk
of Chtcagoj are (at ;tbe {Baltimore. >
5 : J- S. Campbell; superintendent of. the
Selbr smelters, is at f the Imperial/.
..*\u25a0. F.-R. Ewarit of : Penngrrove ; ls'at 'the
St. r *James. by Mra.
Ewart.-.v; <\u25a0.; V : \ ;\u25a0'";*\u25a0.\u25a0*. \u25a0';'"• "'
\u25a0 E. B:.; Lytle .and Mrs. ; Lytle are here
from "Los i are "at ', the
St.': Jamea..' "..\u25a0-\u25a0..••/;\u25a0' .: /
f G. R^ ; and Mrs. Burton of San Jose
and ; A. \ J. • Diamohdrof * San" Jose are at
; the tH&miln. ,/ / ' ,' . • "
| iC. 'c. :Santell^and Mte:-^ Saatell ;of
: Omaha Jar* i'aroong r the; guests? at the
: Majestic7annex.'C \u25a0 \u25a0 ; . •\u25a0' v ; :'*\u25a0
i ;C.; C. ' B. Walls,"; Mrs; -Wells, Miss -Laura
I .Wells 7 and j^Ward ,' Wells'are At the St
I Francis' from * Honolulu. :
: ; Judge ;Henry7c.^Ba'tes v 6f "Ilolla, P. I., 1
Is ;a:guest at -the; Imperial., "He ;is" ac
\u25a0-companled-by^Mrs; Bates > and con. •;
"; Frank M.\ Warren f and 'Mrs.;: Warren.
Miss £ Warren Sand "\ M}ss • Grace *. Warren
arftTat':thelFaih»ont~fromI Portland en
i routo to China and : Korea, . ?^^
By The Call's Jester
Pat —^Are yez good at figures. Mike?
Mike— Purty good. Why?
Pat— Well. lasnt night" I gave Flan
nagan the loan of sivinty clnts, an* be
lint forty dots ay it to Rafferty. Now
Rafferty already owed Flannagan thlr-'
ty cints, barrin* a dime which he had
given 'me to' hand to : Flannagan, an"
which I forgot An' besides the dime I
owed a'quarter. to Flannagan,- and Raf
ferty owed me thirty-five clnts for bet
ter 'than a year. What I want to
know, Mike. Is, is It poesible for three
people to all owe each other money at
wanst? ;-.';'\u25a0 ' . . . . : ; . . \u0084.-\u25a0 ..
Butcher— Would : you like some nice
veal cutlets this morning, madams?
' \u25a0 Mrs." Newbride— Oh, no! My husband
simply cannot bear sheep meat! I think
I'll take some lamb-chops.
Father— Maud, how late does that
young man Intend to 'stay?
Maud — Oh. ; he's outstayed the late
period and is now in the early stretch.
Annabel— He - doesn't - get - a salary,
does that young; man get that's coming
to see you?- ' '
/Annabel— He doesn't get a salary.
papa; he gets wages. : . \u25a0« \u25a0
' Father— Then don't let him escape.
Some Current Verses |
•\u25a0\u25a0 F. you've a horse that will not sell,
I . .V. "Finance It.
I \u25a0 . Or a barn that's but a shell, -v' i ;•
"\u25a0" Finance i t \u25a0': rr,: -l : " :
Tack. a fancy name ; to each, .
Put f the shares \u25a0 way out .of reach ;
That's the game the* bold 'una teach—
Take your worthless, mongrel pup—
Finance \it \u0084 : ' ' .
Watch the . shares .go soaring up—
:\-: \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 ' Finance 'it. [i: ' ' *.. v '-:..: ':•:. --'•'
Use the dog when he has died;
Do not throw the corpse. aside;
Start a tannery with the hide— ~< \;
; Finance >J it- '• ;
.[f your old watch will not go.
Finance ' It. ;?^.r
«3et \u25a0' a \ boost . from So-and-So—
' - Finance^ it ,-:.*:- :V.
Use ', this well-known man's O. X., *\u25a0
Fix i par value. where you, may.
Then rake In; the easy hay— ..
' . . Finance { it.
It's a game of simple rules,
- : : : \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-> Finance J< It.; :
Nerve and' brass are all Its tools—
; vv. ; '-'Finance - it> y ; -
Pump the water. through a hose,
Paint ; the cabbage" like . the rose; !
Don't forget - your; saintly, pose-^
\u25a0/' •;] '~~ ~-\, Finance : it. -\u0084 .- .. . ; " : i\u25a0. '.
. '\u25a0-> .>\u25a0 . • •.. • v • . .. ; \u25a0 \u25a0 .
A- HOLIDAY \u25a0;
Out o" ; bed 'at \u25a0 break o' day;
\u25a0: Hustle; for ; a train r' '
Grab asandwich'on the wajr»—i
, .. Wonder " if iTtwill^ rain I.
i'ij '-- Crowds ;. upon -^the \ trolley Vcar, ;
.-.; -At :the': BtatiODi">too;^ '-h ; ' ~ .
, \u25a0 * D Jdn't ' knowA*twQuld; seem : so \u25a0 far
•;*• .."; fEre the trip was through I
Get a seatiby stealth" or" craf ti .
'/-Now we leave. the toT^n!.
\u25a0;- ; With", the* window, up/ a '"draft: j
: -.; Too' hot '.with;- it 'down, v i
; r v -WelwlHlreach* the i f rural; spot
•: ; ,- ; :in^an\hour;or;two; \
> .Then we'll; murmur, a'Ts it not
\u25a0 . ;.', An i -entrancing view!" -. .
• Butlwe'll'have:to say^ it -quick,
;; For; the play y done.
;T: Grab your luncheon: that's the trick.
/: " ,,' iEat;it^on"!th^;runS ._\u25a0* - : ...:'..; j, -\u0084;; : : '?
Whf n your; journey is- complete.:
::"Afterjsuch;a^day/V -• " ; '
'\u25a0-...= v HoTOCisweet'home^Js.'hard td beatl s
- ,W6rk'i!eemsJJust'like;play!:C--.
,';'- ' i- ;•;.'*'-•:;\u25a0>?•, : —Washington -Star. »
SEPTEMBER 23, 1907
Glubworaen Extend the Sphere of
Their Activities Many Ways
Kathleen Thompson
a NOTHER busy week for San
7^, \u25a0 Francisco's clubwoman,* who
A-V are flnding-ne'*' fields for their
aetlvtttes* constantly and seiz
ing .every fr«;h opportunity
with vigor and enthusiasm, was ended
Saturday. If womtn's' dubs take the
•trldes In the coming decade that they
have taken in the, past 10 y*ars,* there
will be absolutely no moral, xneutal.
civlj or political problem that th«y
will be unready to. cope with- The.
women of the , Jacai "clubs so
ha*T of t. need, or an evil," or a, 'cause,
than they delegate such of their mem
bars as ar« fitted to fill it, -or down Jt.
or further.lt, as the case may be. And
the results are making an Impression,
•yen against -the countless d!scoqr*se
meats of the past two years.
Ev«n those clubs that had »odabil!ty
andj_ good- times as thet? origiaal
reasons for. being, are beginning to
realise' the city's "smaller needs and to
branch, out into air sorts of little
charities and philanthropies. So that
although the old idea of meeting", to
darn and crochet and to discuss jams
and: apron, patterns is a thing of the
past, a- better order of things prevails.
and whether for study, for. work or for
play, the : women's clubs of today " will
make their, own deep marks upon this
generation for all tlnse.
" ' .. /.v; .- .- # •
Tuesday. was a big day in the Cali
fornia '' club's :" delightful C6w home,
where- the first social meeting of the
season took place. The afternoon's en
tertainment: was in charge of the da-,
partment of education and a program
of. unusual; interest had been arranged
by a committee of ladles, with Mrs. J.
C Crawford as their chairman- Mrs.
J.,W. Orr, the club's new president, net
thY members and their friends In the
spacious hallway, • whose walls were :
decorated with huckleb#rryand ferns.
An audience of nearly 200 gathered in
the assembly room and the afternoon
was pronounced by all to be a most* en
joyable one. Miss^Anna Frances Briggs*
paper, -"T£e Recent Art Congress in
Venice,**" proved of absorbing interest,
"and \u25a0• the of the charming
young artist doubled the pleasure that
her hearers derived. Miss Briggs is
fitted "to 'speak on this topic by the two,
fold claim ; of her literary *acd artistic^
gifts, and her intelligent treatment of
her subject will make . it long remem
bered. After her paper came some
music songs from Miss Mary 'Newman
acd Mies -Louise Smith, both of whom
were- -encored.. Miss Goldsmith accom
panied both, singers at the planer. Just
before- 'th« concert there was a short
business. meeting of about 20 members
to dedde some small matters that could
not well be postponed.;
Some of the members of the Cali
fornia club also met there on Tuesday
morning, with. copula/ Mrs. H. H. Hart
as president, to hold the preliminary
meeting before opening a new branch
In-, the club. The object of -this partic
ular section "will be that indefinable
something known as "new thought."
which Is giving psychlets everywhere
so much concern- Such women as Join
this new venture will be pledged to dis
cuss at the monthly meetings, *n the
first person, everything that can reas
onably be considered under that head:
affinities, dislikes. Inspirations, occult
influences and even hatreds. Just what
thought waves should be sent in tfce
direction- of one's social or club ene
mies will be a burning question,', and
Just how to avert the Influence of tha
promptly returning thought waves
should • naturally follow. Optimism. Is
the announced goal of the members,
whose first meeting, which was. of
course behind closed doors, was de
scribed as 'hilarious and exhilarating.
This was because the talk Immediately
became of a most personal nature, gen
eralities, as usual, being abandoned
early." However,' the women are gen
uinely In earnest,, feel that they have
laid a foundation for some. good work,
and will keep in touch henceforth with
everything that If being -written and
exploited along these lines. Their
presldent.:Mrs. Hart, is 111 Just now,
"but hopes to "be with them for the next
meeting," when 'a whole month's work
wilt be. \u25a0 reviewed. A representative
from the Home of Truth attended Tues
day's .meeting and congratulated the
club upon Its new venture.
Next Tuesday also will see the de-
Hghtful reception rooms of the Cali
fornia club open to guests, when there
will be an informal reception and a
very good program. The nine Hawaiian
girls,, with their chaperon, Mrs. Weth
ered. who" have proved such charming
visitors,: will; be, especially the guests
of .the drib "on" that day and many mem
bers "are delighted with an opportunity
to -meet these clever young women.
Mrs. H. H. Hart has prepared a paper
sure ', to Interest all women. "How to
Shop Around the World." and has made
the subject; an amusing as well as In
teresting one.: . Five . musical numbers
under Mrs. Marriner-Campbell's capable
management are promised, and cannot
be anything but good in her hands. Th»
entertainment will begin as usual at
about -2:30 o'clock.. It will open with a
piano solo from Miss Grace Johnson.
The "vice -president, Mrs. Alfred Black.
will "preside. -
;. \u25a0 .-.. .-t-t \u25a0 . . \»\ . • •
" The outdoor art league of the Cali
fornia club ; held . its ' regular meeting
in the new, clubhouse on Monday, Sep
tember 16, and interesting reports were
made 1 of. the : progress of its various
undertakings. . Literature is being cir
culated ' calling attention to the ; pro
posed charter amendment f or + the crea
tion of a playground commission. This
would enable them to develop a system
of playgrounds and recreation centers
here ' ' such as 'already exist for the
children of Chicago, New York, Boston,
Philadelphia" and. some of the other big
cities. Leaflets v also are being pre
pared''for a -plea tor the preservation
of Telegraph. hllL " t f ".
. -The league has been requested. by the
Ocean Improvement club to aid it- in
a'protest against ;the granting of per
mits to people contemplating; the open
ing "of ; saloons and 'resorts of a doubt
ful character on the ocean boulevard
at O street., : The members feel that by
taking ; up ; this • matter in , . time . much
that y would be deplorable might bo
avoided, i;.
. , The subject of window boxes is again
Interesting the league, and a strong ap
peal'will -be made shortly ' to", some of
the home owners, ; as well as" to those
in*; ; charge V; of various business head
quarters,.-;" to" make .'. room for ' vines,
'shrubs' and' ferns .wherever. It is feasi
ble. ' . This. : it fs ; hoped; will soon make
ah appreciable difference In the" ap
pearance .of the 'streets. 1 V:' "'
The :_ league's ';attentlon : has been
called-" to 'theiunsanltary condition' of
some .•"parts^;of * the, ocean beach,*- due
partly, to; nearby, residents and ''largely
td picnickers. An' active; campaign will
be [carried "on iinthls, work and citizens
generally.^ands* visitors v , to the ."beach
Ir2 particular? are urged ;,to ' help keep
the beaches clean "and forderly. - "
; A splendid program greeted the mem
bers ' and . "visitors '\u25a0 of I tS4 " San Francisco
Musical- clvb v at ! ;lts^ftrst -meeting, this
season". ln; ; Century* hall last
morping.c : The new president,*; Mrs.
Georgfe Alexander, r opened , the enter
tainment with ' a few gra=9^i!
of greeting, after which the cuaica!
program began with Schubert** sonata,
for four hands, splendidly piayad br
Mrs. 'Robert JlcNlcliols a=d JXiss Flor
ence'Nach trie I>. TSea'axt BtiaSsr was
rielse's . tour - exaalsite son?;, trczx
Shakespeare in th* Dasiaa. (aj "Sis::
No More. Ladles." <3) Away,
Death." (3> "Orpheus ~"lti» His Lute.*
(4> -It Waa a Lover asd His Lass."
These were «j— ipaihetically rendsred
by Mr*. Matilda Wisrser. and followed
by Ver-ars two Tensions of tie ""Willow
Socg" trezs. "Othello,"* wonderfully suns
b7 Mis* Helea Hea?h. »a» eaugi: the
\u25a0pirit of the losely tsd caea»y Dead*
r.or.i In a r*ss.arfca~s!e siancer.** Than
case Motarfe ciosr intricate sonata,
(Opas 63), riven as a vizzo dust by
Mrs. Oecar Ceasing *M Hiss Ada
Clement, asd -th* program closed with
three songs by Mis» * k 3tii Powers, oss
of the city's yo«rge»i and most
•infers. These were Ech-sbtrt's "KarW.
Hark, the Lark."- Dr. Anti -Ariel's
Eons" ard GaHet'a "O. M'.strejs Mine."
Never In thia dry har* two hours
of more excellent music b#en gtven, and
the i=gecloii» I<s«a of taring tt estfrely
In th» line cf Shakespeare's eozapositionv
added Immensely to its " Interest and
charnt Thos« who had - interested
themselves in the details and their
arrangement were "most heartily con
gratulated after the performance and
visitors to the club were astonished at
the variety and quality of th« pro
gram. .; .: •-."
_• • •
No Bor« flourishing dub exists tr.
the city than Mrs. Squire Varlck
Mooney '• - popular "Cap and - Betts,"
whlcjs s«»=3 to rsake its really splendid
achievements only a spur to greater
effort. No pains are spared to make th«
meetings attractive to the members, as
Is proved by th« dub's recent-decision
tolncrease Its neniberahlpi to 150 la tie
near 'future. At th« social day. or
Tuesday last, which, began" taa dub
year, more tbaa 13* women were pres
ent, aaons" them seven presidents of
other woman's clubs, and for these a
program of exceptional merit had be«n
prepared. The Cap asd Bells mandolin
orchestra opened the concert with a
splendid double cumber, wbieh was fol
lowed by a paper. Travels .Through
Europ*," by Mrs. S. J." Sill, who held her
hearer* in delighted attention. - A piaao
solo from Miss Clara- Rauhut and a
reading by ilrs. Newton Tcarp:- wer»
both received with great enthusiasm.
Next was a trio, ca-naadolln and gui
tars, ' by" Hiss Tracy. "M!si Levy and
Miss Breunw and a ion? froa Mrs. L.
L. Janes, who Is one of th» club's best
loved, singers.' A violin ao!o from Ml**
Cecil Rauhut closed the prograsj, upoa
which Mrs. L. R. Ellert. chairman far*
the afternoon, was warmly congratu
The very enterprising authorities of
the club premise som* tempting srood
things to coma wten their own members
and outside talent will supply otaer d»
llghtfu! afternoons. Chief asionsr th#
ancouscements Is that of Congressman
McKinlay*s famous lecture on "Japan."
which will take place some tine is Oc
tober. The ccrisressman has resolutaly
refused this particular favor to so many
people that the dub feels hia consent In
their favor is a matter of especial con
• • •
A musical day la the Spinners* club
Is announced - for Tuesday. September
54, at 2 p. o. It will be given In the
home of Mrs. Clarence "VVetmore, 314
Tenth street, Oakland. Msnbers frozx
San Francisco must take the *• 1:43
broad gacg-e (Southern PadCsJ boat to
the Market street station.
• • •
The Alunnl association of the Sars
Francisco girls' hl^b schoo! win hold a
reception at the horns of Dr., Caroline
Rosenburg 1 , S9OO Jackson street, on Sat
urday afternoon, September 23. The
secretary. Mrs.P. H. Paddock. Mill Val
ley.^ hereby invites those members
whose addresses she has not cad since
her books were burned fn April. 1303,
to attead.
• • •
Professor Robert Dupouey's French
lecture at Miss Hamlln's school last
Tuesday morning was well attended,
some of the dty*s prominent wom«a
being present. Among these were Mrs"*]
Eleanor Martin. Mrs. Mark Gerstl#7
Mrs. H. J.- Crocker, Mrs. E. B. Pond
and. Mrs. -"William P. Reddlngton. Th«
lecture was charming; and, as always
Professor Dupouey's pronurciatlon vai
so clear as to make It easily followed,
as was shown by quiet laughter and
applause. His next lecture, tomorrow
morning, will 'be on a "Literary Salon
In Parlar . T
'• • \u25a0 • . •
, The Councri of Jewish Women will
hold " its first meeting this season on
Wednesday. October \u2666. In th» new Cali
fornia clubrooms at 3 o'clock.' Rabb!
Voorsanger will address the rrse«tins
on "Tlemoirs of the Holylaad.* and an
attractive musical program wJU follow.
Dr. Catharine V. c'Scctt. who Is one
of the most'lnterestlns' speakers In San
Francisco^, will give a second lecture
on Persia' at the Fortaa club next
Thursday afternoon* at 2 o'clock. As
Dr. Scott's early life was spent la Per
eia. 'she Is able to give her subject a
treatment with . which the casual vis
itor, to that fascinating country Is not
•5 :: — \u25a0 . —A.
j Answers "to Queries
*,- : — ¥
: ORATORIO— M. B. G.. Oakland, Cal.
Oratorio, the name irlvea to a species
of , musical drama, derives its caxna
from the Italian verb . orara, to pray.
San Filippo Xer!, a Florentine, is sup
posed to have first Introduced this spe
cies of musical drasaa, about the year
1585, or at least' those Tocal dialogues
from which It had Its immediate birth.
Oratorios. ; however, truly so termed,
were not produced Ull'toward the mid
dle of the seventeenth centnry. The per
sons at first were sometimes Idea!.
sometimes parabolical and sometimes.
as at present, taken from sacred his
tory.; The first oratorio'of which there
is an account was entitled "Rappresea
ta*ione dl Anima, « di Carpo." It was
composed by Emello del Ca-raliere and
was printed and performed at Rome in
ISOO. It was represented in action on *
stage in the church of La Vallicella,
with scenes, decorations and chorus, a
rantique. a^i analogous dances. The
first oratonos performed tn England
were tho3« by Handel., with the excel
lence of which all are well acquainted,
City. On the earth's surface latitude
is reckoned from the equator to the
poles, a place pn the equator having
latitude 0 decrees and the poles 90 de
grees north and 99 decrees south re
spectively. Longitude la reckoned along
the equator from tha first meridian:
but, aa natura ha* not. as In the casa
of latitude, supplied a fixed starting
point, each nation . has chosen its own
first The determination of
both ; latitude /and .longitude; depend 3
on astronomical observation. "
\u25a0 • - :•."\u25a0-• • -
Janies King of William, who in 133*
was editor of th« Evening Bulletin and
was shot and killed by, James P. Cas*y.
added ."of /William,* for the purpose of
preventing his letters going to another
party oMhe.samd name. .

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