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MOVING DOWNTOWN
THE rapid return of the lawyers and physicians to their old
quarters in the burned district is regarded as one of the most
important factors for the quick restoration of the retail section.;
Nor is this the only reason why. their departure from their
present locations is a matter of congratulation. Their coming down
town means the release of several houses now used as offices, and
which from now can be utilized -for homes. This is desirable, as
there is a growing demand for domiciles, and it is almost impos
sible to keep pace with the needs of the population. It also means
that with the placing of several houses on the leasing list rentals
must decrease.
There were fears expressed that our professional men would
be among the last to seek office accommodations in the downtown
district. The contrary is proved to be the case, for both lawyers
and doctors are showing a desire to get back into the heart of the
city.
.They have leased offices, in buildings well in advance of their
completion, and considerable rivalry has been displayed in the se
lection-of attractive quarters. Another proof of the opulence of
San Francisco can be gained from the fact that professional men
are taking a greater number of rooms, also larger, better equipped
and more expensive.
•Market street will be the home of the lawyer, and it is believed
that the legal colony will be settled between Third and Fifth streets,
They have established themselves in all the large buildings, arid it
is said that when the great Phelan block is completed there will be
a' rush to secure quarters there. The enormous building on the
southwest corner of Market and Fourth streets has been constructed
especially with a view to having lawyers as tenants, arid in this edi
fice the law library will be located, which will naturally make at
torneys desirous of having their offices in adjacent buildings.
Geary, Post and Sutter streets prQmise, at the present time,
to be patronized by medical men, and there are seVeral buildings
which have been especially built for their use.
With the establishment of the doctors and lawyers downtown
merchants will be compelled to follow. Retail dealers will have to
open stores in the vicinity of their offices to cater to the trade which
is drawn by professional men. This alone will fix firmly the retail
district. Undoubtedly there will be two shopping districts in San
Francisco, for it is to be presumed that Van Ness avenue will for
several years support branch stores.
, .Already the once gloomy burned district is looking cheerful at
night. The life, that once made San Francisco attractive to the
stranger is rapidly returning. Lights appear in many buildings,
there is a growing throng upon Market street, and the new San
Francisco promises to be as gay as the one which was destroyed.
UNCONSCIOUS DISCLOSURES BY THE REPTILE PRESS
ONE of the unsuspected uses of the reptile press that. takes or
ders from Patrick Calhoun is to make unconscious disclosure
of the purposes and desires of the grafters. For instance, we
find this in the Oakland Tribune :
It is claimed that Mr. Langdon should be made his own successor be
cause the graft crusade began during his term of office. The fact that Mr
Langdon has had very little to do with tht graft prosecutions is studiously
ignored. The fact that he has handed over the powers of l his office to private
parties, whose servile instrument he has become, is assuredly not a recom
mendation. That he is without character and fixed convictions and destitute
of legal ability is notorious. That he has granted immunity, or rather allowed
immunity to be granted in his name, to the boodlers he ostensibly set out to
•prosecute is as undisputable.as it is scandalous. It is also self-evident that
his office has been handed over to privately retained attorneys who direct
all criminal proceedings and use the powers so obtained in an irregular
manner for political purposes.
Why, of course, dear, we understand that Mr. Calhoun does not
like Langdon and it need not be doubted that this fine old south
ern gentleman would be much pleased to see the little rascals pun
ished while the big rogues were suffered to go free. In the mean
time the reptile press serves a useful purpose by attacking Lang
don. With such evidence to; the fore San Francisco will come very
near making the vote for district attorney unanimous. '
DRY NURSE FOR VAGRANT ASIATICS
nnHE pro-Japanese press of the east and the Ottawa officials find
I Mayor Bethune of - Vancouver a hard nut to crack: The British
;JL ; Columbian mayor has been engaged on a snappy corresporid
"ence by wire with Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian, premier,
concerned not with the Japanese; but with a shipload of Hindus
which Vancouver had no special use for. The correspondence
opened v\uth this dispatch:
Nine hundred Hindus arriving today. Neither 'accommodation - nor
employment for them. Shall we house them in drill; hall at Dominion gov
ernment's expense? /. A. BETHUNE, mayor. \
Laurier thought he saw r his way to: put the mayor in a hole
and came back with; : .
I would understand from such request that these Hindus are paupers,
therefore liable to deportation:, Minister of -interior "will send tomorrow spe-'
cial officers to deal wfth the question. * !
This was a poser. The mayor had the Hindus searched .and
they turned up something like $20,000 among the lot, so 'ißetnune
took another tack : :•
' Hindus not ' paupers, but health officer declares, situation serious - from
sanitary standpoint/ Drill hall only sanitary building available.
Ai: BETHUNE, mayor.:
• The mayor. is still resolved that the superfluous Hindus shall
be shipped to Ottawa, or in the alternative that the Canadian '/gov
ernment shall provide them with free quarters, but Vancouver still
has the Asiatics, with more to come. -; .
One expects hourly to hear that i Bethune is ,an " Anierican ; labor
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agitator in disguise. In the meantime British Columbia does not
relish her office of dry nurse for^i vagrant Asiatics.
FOLLOWING THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMPLE
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SAN \u25a0 FRANCISCO will not contest 1 the < bad pre-eminence ; oi
Pennsylvania in the way of graft: VVVe have made a mighty
fuss here and have turned. theieyes of the whole world on this
city by the exposures of corruption, but when you get. down
to hard facts , and figures the local \u25a0 delinquencies f are small i by com
parison with those that have made the construction of Pennsylvania's
state house at Harrisburg infamous. The chief and distinguishing
reason that has made the San Francisco- prosecutions notable in
the eyes of theworld is the thorough fashion, iii which the source
of has been attacked. 'In this regard 'San Francisco has
set an example that the world has noted and will follow. Thus the
Louisville Courier (Journal :
Schmitz and hte crew did, a great deal of harm to San Francisco, but
when the deccnt'citizens of the community he had plundered sent the mayor
to the penitentiary' the net-results of his evil doing >yere more than counter
balanced by his undoing. If Pennsylvania succeeds in • punishing: the capitdl
grafters "and makes^ it plain" that! th'e?sun'"of ithe- thievingjgangster has ; set
within her boundaries, the'' tax ; payers -will be \aniplyv compensated for the
loss of $13,000,000,, and the advertisement gained" by v the; state will belof
such value as to place her in a .better position' than: she was before the
Harrisburg ring tapped her till. - v
The important figures among those indicted; for the $5,000,000
graft in building the Pennsylvania state house are contractors arid
politicians. In the San ' Francisco cases the pleading, figures among
the accused are officials of , public" service corporations and poli
ticians/ It is no easy job, to convict any of these grafters defended by
the unscrupulous use of money to hire -lawyers, bullies, spies, gun
fighters and kidnapers. ..' :
California Clubwomen Urged by Eastern Sisters to Redouble Efforts in Several Lines of Work
ALTHOUGH .eastern -visitors' and
the eastern press are ; flattering irTi;
their; ; comments . upon California
= ! clubwomen -and the work they/
are doing, the prominent ..workers .in •
the civic and social clubs are not sat
lsfled and . complain that their work f
is handicapped unnecessarily.- for. want!
of understanding and # f or wantbf num- "
bers. They argue that San Francisco
women have yet: to awake to^the full ;
realization of what is : to be ; done : and ;
that , when there: are "\u25a0 10: workers where .
now there , is but', one," they, may indeed
have "cause' for.; pride; > : '--f: '\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0:\u25a0:' ; \u25a0"':" ':
\u25a0;, A morning^or, afternoon a" week; does
not mean : much | to \ the ; average" woman,',
a mere three hours ot co-Operatlon hera
or.: ther*,\she '• says,', is 'not ; worth" offer- ;
ing." fßuti"- after ;;al!, c .Tonly) that 1 from '
eight women' means ;. twice _'around \ the S
clock,-; and "if .;24 i'should'; volunteer^ atv;
once,] there would^bb .-'a^ , whole t business^
Week ; added to the^ work ;; going \ on" in^
various : ways. * Big /'cities, 1 w and : . espe- \u25a0
dally; this ohej^need^blgi organizations.^
. The ' occasional of ) groceries %
and v;ord*r.:. for, ; : turkey • still : fills lthe
need :in ' little"? villages," but 7: the, com-:
plicated:^ conditions .\u25a0 of •? town v life de- \u25a0 .
mand; new demand : a,con- : :
certed ? effort*' on tthe I part* of Ithose iwh.o'7.
can" help,' for, those . who' heed i it. ' .:; " ' •',;\u25a0.
\u25a0 The eastern \u25a0 civic:'clubs,"b settlerasnts.n:
libraries' and iclasses-feeHthe 1 enormous'
handicap * of ' their .{\u25a0'-; climate,,:
doubles the .difflculties everywhere. 'but J
here !we '\u25a0 have^ no" such : complication, :}
and | have," . moreover;' a* field: swept; clean ;
ln^ every f direction'^ i;, There :-is * nothings
that ; the 'city^ does- not -need.t; There s ls;
no ! avenue \u25a0 that; should" not " be; explored. |
And- more,".- this \u25a0\u25a0 work ; : is .^l4'rgely^essen^
tially i forewomen"-: and i : needs .' their In
tuition; and 1 their; instinct; if lt'ls # to' be,
done; well.' •k s .- ,/- f ,- •\u25a0 ' * .
They.'are; doing, muchi ibut ; they; want£
to ; do -, more,' and'j feel' that it is^ only a
matter: of time when- they, will have i
the ; help ;they,need;*; m ? V " -\u25a0"=-> " : . > :^ - '\u25a0
; The Calif dmlai club i, held; an = informal
rec«ptionlTuesday4.wnenia">programfof.K
exceptional]-; interest i was '% enjoyed % by/
the\members -and \ their 4 Xrienda, £j? The V"
Tfte Calhoun Way
By ICeitHleen Thorripson
club's, vice president,? Mr. Alfred Black,
presided "and: opened the entertainment
with a > f ewj pleasant "remarks. .; Next
came a piano solo ;by Miss Grace John
son, . which 'was /encored, - and'jthenf a
paper, '.'Shopping Round |the , World,"J by
Mrs. H.'. H." Hart,';. who \ treated ' her topic
in a manner/delightful s to, the < shopping
sex.: : Mrs. j Marriner-Campbell .;;>had
charge -of .the; muslcal^numbers follmy
ing,; which were immensely enjoyed.
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:. A meeting of the civic d«partment{of
the 1 club vtqok:?; place j t on
Wednesday, last ; and, several; important
questions r-: 'were discussed. ; Mrs.'^E.
Baldwin was " in* the "chair. The ,'flrst
topic '» in troduced 'wm ,- the , question \ of , a
state municipal :j.: j. free !. market ; .) in, San
Francisco, t; phases T of - which viquestion
; be v brought T vp 4 - alsoi at the \u25a0 next
meeting! /on : i 15. y: Supervisor
Brenner ; will • address the club at this
meeting.' -, _ ' . " '"'\u25a0.'"' "" i"'«-
':. Heports were i read •of '\u25a0. the detention
home, ;whlch':thisT branch of the .'jlub
was f. instrumental s ! in ti establishlrig.'w and
the parental '. school.^- -The fmembers ; are
very.; anxious^ to commence -.plans , for j a
boarding ; parental V school,\; as > they_ feel
that the present f dally session does/nbt
always i- reach v the « child v; if . his; ; home
influences tare hopelessly ;bad.':/. ' \u25a0 .
/^iDr.. = Mlnoraf E. \u25a0: Klbbe ( read ; in con
nection ; with^, this,J subject -,- a * plea - for.
carefully : directed iplay." in . ! the,| public
playgrounds, /'arguing, -,that •; even Tplay
is to v lead \ to^ no? good? results;, and
evening -to ~ definitely bad • Ones, I .; if < uri-'
guided.VDr. -Kibber feels>^that ;good
principles can be; aa{ quickly,^ instigated
through ,rplay, as ,< through"; any i other
channel, ;i and \u0084wouldl make • It! a ; medium
for introducing 'generosity, high ; stand
ards Hand »\u25a0 good- fellowship iamonglHhe
children: :/• - '"\u25a0\u25a0- :\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0- \u25a0
--':: .:-'. .-/• • "j. •'''. .•:'••" : . ' • \u25a0. V:;J . .. /
'..,-- The'Corona club," which Is rapidly, as-,
suming^a^ leading; place *among ;;:; the
city's organizations; foriwomen;:held an
imp6rtant\meetlnff]oh\Thursday^iastiln'
the tempi o^cfAlmost
every; member *was I presents, and 'sthese,' ;
! withitheir|guesta, r; -madetthej gathering
ajlarge^one. ) number,? of { chief | ln-^i
terest '^wai '* contributed \u25a0>* by.t Dr.'J Clar£
eoc«;: ffiyjßdwpidj;:»wJioji9r Bu^sst waji
i By The Call's Jester
FOR DUCK HUNTERS
..The' bottle* for gun oil should hold at
least a quart. Be sure _ that a. green
label with; "Bottled in Bond" oh it Is
over- the _cork.-' \u25a0
k In pulling the gun out of the boat
with the muzzle toward you~6ee that
it Is pointed at a vital spot-- There is
something repulsive 'about being
maimed or dying a lingering death.
A If sou ', see a duck coming toward
your blind after, you have waited in the
cold gray dawn for an hour take a long,
strong; pull at the bottle of} gun oil. In
order to steady your nerves. The long
er the pull the less you will care"' lf
you miss him. \u25a0\u25a0"/\u25a0
- A' crane has longer legs than a duck,
and after a ,little practice you will be
able to distinguish one from the other.
If there is a physician in the party it
Is not considered goodl form to say,
"quack, quack," and then laugh. )'*
If you have bagged a good string
come home by a crowded boat in order
that the public may have, a: chance to
admire you and comment on your skill.
If otherwise, then otherwise.
' ) ."\u2666 : '••'•\u25a0.
"Settle the telegraph strike, and do
it without: blacklist or boycott. Do It
now !'.' says the : "Lo«« - Angeles : Herald.
Good ! That's ' th c kind of . talk ! Why
didn't somebody thlnk.of ;it before?-''
"San.. Francisco:; and Her Needs, and
:/\Vhat Clubwomen Can Do. to Help." "_
.; uDr. Edwords is an interesting speaker.
i\ and V held* his > audience in close atten
tion during. hi - remarks. He \u25a0 treated
.his ». subject " ; a \ desultorily, but j
'. touched \u25a0? all ; Its -phases : before *he had
and* proved "a" real" Inspiration
..to;: the ;, clubwomen :; present. ' He \ uryed
iupon; them,- primarily.;;.tlie; need 1 : of;
; civic pride,' which,' ; he said,' was followed'
"\u25a0'\u25a0 by other good "..' things ' when 7 once;
" • cultivated. \u25a0'.?\u25a0\u25a0_ Every woman, said ; the \u25a0
, speaker, : should. 'first the -man ;
..nearest: her, as, her influence over iher '
ihusband -or^ brother ; orj father : was far
't'i greater s than " she ;;was* apt Ito believe. \u25a0
j Herdeflned: the necessary thing as "the
1 get C together.; spirit,'* ."and " dwelt \u25a0 upon .
; the importance : of homes, at- .
-' tractive , to ;•, boys "and ;. men, ; which is \u25a0- a
way j 1 of t helping;.; to ' t maintain*
;' law/ and ( order \u25a0in r the * ; commonwealth.
f There Vi was 'a' decided: thrilK when the
question .: of race \ suicide ; : was U Intro- •
/ duced,' Dr. j Edwofds ;: treating ?•? • it from
>' the* viewpoint:' that ; extrava-
i gances'-! are ;; too ,, of ten ?, the: cause ~< \u25a0 : of
-^ flnariclarstruggles, .which 1 make the ad
4 dltlonal expenses of : the nursery \u25a0• un- r
.welcome. L"f
;\u25a0-»*\u25a0' *.. •-».\u25a0.- •
, ; The \ Papyrus club : took possession - of
"California dub'house on Thursday.
; ; afternoon"; last,, ; and made -the 5 rafters
:. literally;. echo v . with r'its -laughter,' 'chat- >'
.. ter:"and hand ' clapplng.:.;.Foritwo Jhours
r and a r half "the merriment ; was /main- \
£tained^ at'Tso _high" :ai pitch!" that;* the'
?i officers 'had ; speedlly>to ; resign "them-
selves "J.toS the . spirit 'of ;; the day "J and"
"content i with ; the most unbusiness
like of 3 meetings. ":.:-. It \ was * the ' first re
union ./ after '• vacations - and , summer
>: journeyingsr. and':' high' spirits "were
';in^eyery : separate -mem- '
Jjber.\vlThe?air : was :with ; hos-^'
:V pitality. : and , good '.wilir and even guests
'*\u25a0 presently^ tookHhelr^ share tin the/genr,
, : :eral :/*";:-\u25a0.':' ':'- ; i.i'ivr* :
: ( The 'club' was :- called \u25a0to {comparative
V ; order^at'3ro f clbckby the president,' Mrs.""
V E. V ; M. ,Cooper,\who i>was chairman. .x'An
k impromptu J followed/ Tgiyeh';
i '? entlrelyj^by, members ' of i the dutd;. Most f
of Jthel numbers^werefor lglnal , and more"
f than J one;* improvised ij on Übe , spot ":. ;, A
jjj'goodfdealfof reparteelwent
SEPTEMBER 30, 1907
Artists Return Bearing Trophies of
Summer Hours in Country Haunts
By Manna Astrup Larsen
THE artists are returning to
city, bringing with them a little
of the big outdoors, of trees and
summer skies and fields -rich
with summer bloom whichV" their
brushes have fastened to canvas or
paper during their flitting about in
search of palntable scenes. They bring
a little of the summer breezes over
flowery- meadows and of -winds sough
ing In 'the trees, a little whiff of the
country/ that would spon be stifled in
our;,brlckdust just as T.he still, small
voice^of poetry would be drowned in
the- clamorous din of labor did not tha
artists skeep it alive. TJhe summer
seen through -the artists' eyes will
soon live again on the walls of the
art „ exhibitions which are being
planned for * the near future. The
downtown haunts of- artists are be
ginning to be • populated again, and
some even have \u25a0 been courageous
enough to plan for a return to the
very heart of what was once the ar
tist quarters of the city. 'During the
summer ; even those who have been
In the" city* have moved each In their
own groove, busy .with the season's
work, seeing little of fellow artists and
escaping as often as possible into the
country.; A reviving sociability Is one
of the encouraging signs of the season.
* But the' gathering of the scattered
art colony does not manifest itself
only, nor indeed chiefly, in studio tea 3.
There are numerous exhibitions
planned for the near future and tax
ing all the resources of- the busy
workers. The Bohemian club is the
first to issue Invitations to the artists
to contribute to a general exhibition to
be held* in December. The club num
bers. 25 artists among its members,
among whom are Keith, Mathews, Mar
tinez, Judson, Dickman, Dlxon. Cade
nasso. Gamble, Neuhaus, and Indeed al
most all California artists of note. The
Bohemian club exhibition was an
annual affair when the club was In Its
glory, but has been discontinued since
the fire, and.the present exhibition will
be the first In three years. The new
clubroom has excellent facilities "for
viewing a large collection of paintings
and no doubt Its members will cele
brate- the establishment in the new
quarters and the resuming of the old
custom by making the exhibition as
representative - as possible. Long'
standing promises to contribute car
toons or to replace those destroyed in
the fire are being fulfilled, and it is
said that the walls will soon blossom
out in the old way.
The Sketch club, though nothing
definite has been planned, no doubt will
follow its usual custom and have an ex
hibition of trie works of its members.
This "club was the first to rehabilitate
after the fire, and last year extended
the courtesy of its rooms to all the ar
tists, men as well as women, who
wished to exhibit with the club.
"Whether this will be repeated this win
ter or whether the club will confine it
self to" the works of members when the
time comes for holding an exhibition
has not yet been decided.
The Art association will hold its an
nual exhibition of'water color and oil
sketches according 1 to the 'custom that
was followed in the old Mark Hopkins
and which , will be continued by the
present art Institute. All artists who
wish to contribute are Invited to join
in the exhibition, which probably will
be held at the end of the'fa- term.
An' interesting collection of posters
is to be seen in the Art Institute. Many
are cover j designs and Illustrations in
color from — c German magazine "Ju
gend," and are of a great varletyl Some
beautiful German color prints are an
object lesson in what may be produced
by 'mechanical means in the service of
art with* the patience and care and
taste that the Germans bestow upon the
subject.' They are print* from the orig
inal drawings made by the artist on
the stone and \u25a0 have in some cases the
clearness and directness of the water
cplor with the texture of the pastelle.
Particularly' good in the warm, dull
coloring : and the preservation of the
sketchy character ofthe drawings, is
a picture by A. Eckerner of some cot
tages and a group of what we are ac
customed-to calling Dutch windmills,
though as a matter of, fact the scene
is a German one. "The Mouth of the
River," by : Carl Otto Matthaei is ' an
other, which has a fine ' flatness of tone
and "a 1 wonderful limpid simplicity. A
scene from the coast of Capri by Heine
Rath :is most happy in its brilliant
treatment of the rocks and the rippling
water. The pictures are probably as
good an example of this kind of work
As can be seen anywhere.
• • •
v The first meeting of the Sketch club,
inaugurating the winter's work, .was
held in the rooms at 1625 California
street Friday . afternoon. A majority
bers, the latter refusing to ; take them
selves" seriously on any consideration.
The third number, a poem, which Mrs.
Cooper read, .produced a gale of laugh
ter. \u25a0:'\u25a0 Mrs. Cooper first explained that
the writer of the poem had enjoined
absolute secrecy as to her. identity,
so ; much so, said the president, , that
shejwould not glance in her -direction
while reading,:- for fear her' blushes
would; betray her. She then demurely
read 'c the title of the poem. .. "LJfe's
jWay," whereupon Mrs. . M. M. Wagner
' rose hastily and corrected the title to
•'Love's Way." to a sudden accompania
inont of band clapping and laughter at
her self-betrayal. -
; The program * was as follows, { inter
spersed by, stories pertinent and imper
tinent from all the members:
.Piano solo,: "Moonlight on the Planta
tion,". Mrs.' C.H. Smith: recitation. Miss
Walpers;poem,:."Liove'« Way," Mrs. M.
M. Wagner (read by Mrs. Cooper);
songs,. Mrs. R. Rewalk; paper, : fVaca
tlon.", Mrs. C. H. Smith ; songs, ; Mrs. M.
B. ; Walsh; poems,, •Home and "Septem
;ber!% r (Katherine I Day Boyne), ; read by
Jean Morrow.: Long; songs, "The Star
and the * Brook" -and "The Rock-a-Bye
Baby.'ff Mrs.\M. E. Walsh. Mrs. Leila
France McDermott was at the piano.
\u2666 Overi the cup of tea that followed a
splendid year's -work . was outlined, al
though 'all factual ; business wa» \u25a0 post
poned until the club's next meeting. *
;;The* Cap. and Bells club has arranged
a , series .- of '; programs for, October that
\u25a0will.uphold:it's high record for musical
and literary work. ' New members are
conß tantly being added to the club, that
the resources of the popular organiza
tion are naturally being continually en
.•larged,iwlth : a result that " shows^ in
better 'and : better:iw6rk. On Tuesday
October 3,Uhe club will. hold a meeting,
this jtime^onlyX for' members, of whom
about 150 are expected. Miss; Ena Lang
worthy twill ibe \u25a0 chairman and has pre-
P are<J .the following attractive program
for. the afternoon: Piano" duet,' Lust
speil ; (Kelar-Bela), Misses
Edith and 'Violet \u25a0 Lincoln ; poems; to Ibe
read, by thelauthor'Mlss Leonore Crou
dace:j;banjo solo, transcription.^*AHce,
Where rArt:Thour',(Asher-Farlan4).
Mrs. -4 Richard i' J.i Carpenter, - and : a vocal
5&9 ty. MlSf Sar2]<l £• .Warwick.
of the acting members and a number*
of the associate members were present
and all enjoyed the gathering of scat
tered friends after the: summer qui»u
The president. Mrs. Lucia Mathew*.
presided. Arthur Mathews gave a tallc
on mural painting, with Puvls de Cha
vannes as an example. He spoke of
the importance of,: making tho Ceco
ratlve art harmonious with itself an.l
with its surroundings. A picture.
whether a mural decoration or not,
should be a unit so that its component
parts did not fall ; to pieces, he said,
and in. case of a decoration It was
necessary that^it should form a har
monious unit with the scheme of thf»
house in which it was to be placed,
so that it did not fall out of the gen
eral scheme. The thorough familiarity
of the speaker with his subject with.
the pithy language in which h»
couched his original thought com
bined to make a talk of unusual In
terest. The women of tha Sketch club
feel in continuing the study of mu
nicipal art that they are devoting their
energies to a subject that is particu -A
larly pertinent now and that they ma)l
contribute to the artistic rebuilding oC
the city.
•* • •
Peixotto's exhibition will continue at;
Vickery'a: until Thursday of this week.
It has, attracted many admirers of
PeixottQ's art and won him many ad
herents among those who were not
familiar with his work. , The artist
will leave for the east in October in.
time to arrange for hi 3 exhibition In
Chicago. The paintings from Carmel
will be completed in time to be in
cluded in it. He also has received an
invitation to exhibit In St. Louis. Th>*
Carmel subjects- appealed to Pelxotto
as not so very different .from tho
southern European scenes be had been
doing as far as the atmosphere was
concerned, while the shapes of tha
trees were not unlike the stone pine \
from the Villa Borghese.
• • ' •
Charlie Dickman . is painting ioma
mural decorations for the bungalow of
Judge W. H. Henshaw in Redwood
City. The decorations consist of four
panels of hunting scenes, -which are to
be in harmony with the trophies of tha
chase which the judge has upon his
walls. Dickman was in the city last
week and opened for a few hours th«
cozy studio in California street, which
he seldom visits. He returned at onca
to Redwood City to complete his com
mission, after which ha will go to his
home In Monterey.
• • •
Mrs. Richardson is one of those who
have been in town during tha summer.
She has been at work in her studio. M:
Russian hill painting several pictured
of her favorite subject, the mother and
child, in various poses. She will exhibit
early in November.
\u25a0'. ' \u25a0 • * •
"Willis A. Davis and John Gamble,
who have a studio together In Santa
Barbara, have been painting at Nogales
and report that they have found some
excellent subjects _that will soon ba
seen in big pictures..
.j — ; *
Personal Mention
*_ : : *
F. 11. Archer of Redding is at tha
Jefferson.
F. D. Curtis of San Jose is at th-*
Ba 1 1 1 mo re- ~'4§Qh
J. H. Hillman of Seattle is a guest at
the Imperial.
Howard Gale, theatrical manager, is
at thefHamlin.
Colonel P. H. Minor of Eureka is at
the St. Francis.
A. 11. Sohrath of Chlcago-ls a guest
at the Dorchester. .
"William S. Carruthers of San Diego
is at the Fairmont. ,
I* A. Valier is registered at the Fair
mont from St. L.out 3 ..
TV. R. and Mrs. Greenland of Milwau
kee are at the Imperial. ;
A. Lewison and Mrs. Lewison of 3aa
Jose are at the Dorchester. ,
: W. H-- Rice and Mrs. Rice are at th»
Majestic annex from Hawaii.
;C. B. Shaw, *a bank.*- of Cloverdat%
is a guest at the Grand Central. ~^ij
George Hlghnett of Sacramento Is %t
the Jefferson with Mrs. Hlghnett. i
Joseph. J. Wolf, a wholesale merchant
of Seattle, Is at the Grand Central. J
Captain and Mrs. Charles Crawford.
U. S. 'A., are guests at the Grand Cen
tral.
C. H. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford of
Los Angeles are registered at tha St..
Francis. . i
Henry M. Peters. J. V*. Hutchinson
and G. A. Walz of New Tork are at "th»
Majestic.
Charles E. "Warden of the American!
bank and trust company, KlamathJ
Falls, is at the Karelin.
Captain R. S. Adams and 120 Odd:
Fellows of Petaluma.\who are en rout*
for Santa Barbara, ara'at tha St. James.!
- - \u25a0 ', . — ~~* \u25a0 •£•
The program will close .with some*
sketches from the dramatic section of
the club. , ;
The next meeting will be a social
day. October 17. with Mrs. L. I* Gaga
as chairman. Besides the musical pro-i
gram there will be a most "Interesting:
•paper by Congressman Duncan 'E. Mc-i
Kinlay. the title of which Is, "Wifa
Taft in Japan." !
' • • • !
The South Park Settlement mothers"
club baa resumed work for the winter'
aftera pleasant series or outings dar-l
Ing the school vacation. The children i.
enjoyed 'some of these excursions, to
Piedmont park. •• Dlmond . canyon and; \
Sausalito, and the. members themselves
have been to Napa, where : they were*
shown some of the big orchards and.!
canneries, and .to the top of Mount!
Tamalpais. which last was more en-i
Joyed than any other expedition this,
season.
• • • !
The San Francisco colony \u25a0of New
England women held Its flrst meeting '
this - season In . the Sequoia ; elubrooms ;
on Bush street a week ago to discuss '•
future plans. The 1 meeting was well ',
attended, and. proved the organization
to be In a very .-flourishing condition.
Election" of "officers for the new term!
was the business of. the day and a so
cial hour over tea and Ices finished ti»«
afternoon.H^Mß^Hß|
\u25a0 • - '-• • .
.'Another. flrst meeting last week was
that of the Daughters of California.
.Pioneers, whose reunion after the sum-"
mer took place September 26 In their
rooms at 1133 Hayes street. The elec- ;
. tion of officers occupied the first part !
of ; the. afternoon, "after which; some of j
' the retiring managers gave very Inter
•esting little talks aoout their expert-!
ences. while In office and outlined the}
probable ': direction /of * the * new year's j
iwork. The officers elected are: Miss
Julia M.lNeppert. president: Miss Clara
: -Adams,-'. vice president; ' Mrs. R.: Burnett
. Huchlnson.'^ recording secretary; Mrs.!
Edgar. M.: Grant., corresponding seer* *
tary; Miss Helolse Nolan, financial ibA
retary; Mrs. Sidney Smith: PalmerT'
treasurer ; v Mrs. _W.. .T. Johnston, his- 1
torian; directors— Miss Ophelia Levy.j
.Mrs. W.*- A. Ltmbaugh, Mrs.' £rn«st'
; - I^h > -Mra.''fty^-^-. >^^' iii^ iB-it; i

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