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V A STREET RAILWAY PARALLEL THE uses that a traction company may have for a corps of private detectives, such as the United Railroads employs in this city, find illustration in the testimony taken before the public service commission in New York -concerning the scandalous stock watering and juggling with franchises by the Interborough-Metropolitan system of thar city. In San Francisco we see a similar bureau employed in suborning perjured testi mony and kidnaping witnesses and supporters of the prosecu tion of street railway officials. In New York there is evidence that the traction officials \u25a0. spent as much as $200,000 shadowing and trailing Mr. William N. Amory, who was described by Quigg, the street railway lobbyist, as "the most persistent and able of the company's enemies." Among other forms of industry prac ticed by this secret bureau, they trumped up charges! on which it was hoped that the district attorney might be persuaded to insti tute criminal proceedings against Amor)'-, but these had so little foundation that the prosecuting attorney refused, to act and threw them out with contempt. . ; The extensive character of this espionage was described by Mr. Amory. On one Sunday in 1903 he drove uptown in the afternoon, and he was able to count eleven detectives, including two women, shadowing him. They employed three different cabs; two rode on horseback and one had a bicycle. Frequently Mr. Amory discovered that his telephon* wires had been tapped, and once he caught a man in the act of connecting, a wire in his back yard. The most serious charge made by Mr. Amory is that his mail was tampered with by the detective bureau. He testifies \:zX whenever he. mailed a letter a yellow envelope was dropped in the box immediately afterward by one of the detectives, so that its approximate position might be located later. This accusation of tampering involves a postoffice inspector and a district super intendent. If these charges can be substantiated they go far to justify Amory's definition of the New York Metropolitan com pany as "the most dangerous, the most vindictive and the most powerful influence at work in this (New York) community." Like causes produce like /effects. ;> The significance of the New York disclosures for San Francisco lies in the fact that when a corporation starts on a criminal career it does not stop at bribery of public officials and the corrupt purchase of franchises. One form of crime inevitably entails the commission of other crimes. A CONCERTED MOVEMENT MR. E. W. WILSON, a banker of this city, just returned from New York, gives a rather : amusing account of his experiences in Wall street, which goes to bed every night cursing Roosevelt. "Wall street," says Mr. Wilson, "is in a blue haze," doubtless flavored with brimstone. The country is going to the dogs and Roosevelt is driving, the wagon. Presi dent Ripley of the Santa Fe ; orders all new work stopped.' Har riman follows suit and lays off all the men he can possibly spare. It is a concerted movement to damage Roosevelt and hamper the accomplishment of his policies. * Wall street feels that way because Roosevelt has put a stop to the stock jobbing game for the present. Issues of inflated capital fall dead on the market. Several big underwriting syndi cates are carrying a mass of "undigested securities"" that were issued before the investigations of the interstate commerce com mission exposed the nature and methods of the game. But Mr. tells us, further, that in the middle west business is good. The crops are moving and there is ample money to do it. In Chicago there is no feeling of despondency. As for San Francisco, Mr? Walter J. Bartnett writes in the New York Evening Post: r * : . / . To those who do not, know the spirit of the people it seems no less than marvelous that the city has held her business in this masterly way Her merchants and others have actually done everything that a great city xs designed to do, in shacks and other temporary structures, and done It without delay. The proof of this lies in the bank clearings, the customs receipts, the harbor charges and dues, the tonnage of the port and' the post emce receipts. The city is there to stay. Her people know* this and they for the most part realize the magnificent future before her. If there are doldrums in Wall street the causes are' easilv understood, but Wall street is no longer the whole country^ Reck less issues of capital for stock jobbing and speculation of the sort exposed by the interstate commerce commission are bringing their own punishment. -AN UNHAPPY OBLIQUITY THE deplorable behavior of the Vancouver mob makes sore embarrassment, not only for British and' Canadian journals but likewise for Japanese publicists. One of these 'latter* writing for a New -York paper, observes that "Japanese gen tlemen and others residing in New York are making very secretive about attacks on their people in Vancouver, because it is not proper to be critical to noble allies. All Japanese -in this city believe that it is most unfortunate that noble ally's people in Van couver shall have attacked our people." This respect -for "noble ally" made the writer's fellow countrymen "express their minds .obliquely." No matte^ how they felt, there -: were no insults nor (reproaches for "noble ally/ In illustration of: this obliquity ivvc quote: „ • , - ' ; .1 am greatly griefed over our noble ally's colonial men in that Van ; couver barbarous place. \ It is worse than the: San Francisco precincts.' But unfortunately! Japanese men cannot' express "opinions *at \ this time,* because • it ! would not be diplomacy to Ulk rash agaiost noble ally who has stretched EDITORIAL PAGE hand of friendship. across the Suez canal and embraced fair Nippon about her waist to make her sister of the biggest nations: of the world. But if it would be diplomatic to say something in circumstance maybe we would. ,It is, perhaps, fortunate that this distressing necessity for obliquity of expression does not ; cover San Francisco. They can say what they please about this city and nobody minds. Because, when, we see "noble ally" with one arm around fair Nippon's waist and with the other' punching ;her in the ; jaw, -* it seems as if the lady might, have got her head into chancery.' But we hope there wilK be no unpleasant or oblique feeling > when the; British cupid puts in a stiff jolt. They can feel as obliquely as they please about San Francisco. Our^withers-will not wring if the "Japanese gentlemen" get cross eyed over' it. A MIDWESTERN VIEW OF SULPHURED FRUITS THE Omaha Bee represents a certain hastily formed sentiment relative to the enforcement of the pure food law, and is impa tient because; for instance, the department of agriculture has not yet said the last word in relation to sulphuring. fruits and the use of other preservatives. Thus the'Bee:. :The trouble seems to find origin in rulings by the department of agri culture holding up or suspending the operation of certain phases of the law pending a final test of the points at issued The" number of these suspensions has increased until some abuses most strongly complained of have been allowed to remain, /at least temporarily: ; The canners. for, instance, have secured a temporary concession allowing them to continue to use a certain percentage of .prohibited preservatives. The fruit packers on the Pacific coast were, by 'the "original law denied the employment of^^^ sulphur in drying and coloring theirfruits for the market. They filed a protest with the depart ment and have succeeded: in securing a respite, while other concessions have been made to various manufacturers. :;-v.: .\u25a0'•'-V:'^.-V:' v The question, What is pure; food? is wholly a matter of evi dence and cannot be - determined offhand. Sulphur, saltpeter, salt, sugar and the smoke of a wood fire are all well known preserva tives. It is absurd to say that any of these should be rejected and prohibited without a hearing. All of them' have been in use for curing food almost from the time.; that men undertook this * form of industry, and no* injurious results are recorded. Nor if it could, be proved that any of them are hurtful to the human stomach would that, settle the question as long as the products' are sold with full notice to ; the* consumer declaring the process of manu facture and. the constituent parts. The pure Ifood "law does not forbid the sale of whisky, although its effects may prove injurious^ Why should the sale of sulphured: fruit be forbidden as long as the process of preservation is disclosed ? As a matter of fact, dried fruit sterilized with sulphur ffumes is, every :: bit as wholesome as strawberry jam or other preserves made .--.withl sugar. The trouWe: with the United Rail roads seems to be not, lack of op portunity to buy . power, but lack of willingness so^ to'do. • The' World and the Sun, having ex hausted their iown vocabularies: in de nouncirigthc comingof the fleet,' have taken to quoting each : other's -i edi torials. \u25a0 \u25a0 ' - s ! The man who says he is building ah airship that will take ' him across the Atlantic in- 24 hours "would -do well to hurry,- or the .liners will beat, him- to it. x - " - '\u25a0' - " ' - , The Oakland "Tribune advises its readers on "A New Way to Develop Truth." THe /Tribune can .hardly! be called, an expert in such matters. It has not tried any of the 'old ways yet. BAS E B A.LLr--G.\ W.; D^^City^c Ameri can * league,; baseball-; grounds \.&\Y* have grass lnlields as wellas grass outflelda. " WEDDING^ AXNIVERSARIESTr-Sub scrlber,"-City.'>-The:nrst T annlversary/of a; wedding: ?l3| the fcottoni anniversary; Becdqd, ;; paper; ::,. thirds leather; l^flf th, ; wooden;, seventh/':, woolen; ; tent h,^ tin; twelf th, t silk Jahdf firie'|linen ; f fifteenth,' crystal; twentieth^ china; J twenty-fifth, •Bllver;Hhirtieth,^ pearl lyfortleth, 5 ?* ruby; 1 fiftieth, golden, ; aid ; se'verityfif tb^ldJa-" Signs of the Times NOTE AND COMMENT A contemporary remarks, that the brainless chauffeur should be' elimin ated^ »^He's attending ;to the job; him jSelf in a very satisfactory manner. 'The horse Whisk "Broom i has been barred if rom the- track, at - Latonia, Kentucky." Probably it was thought that he would " make -too: much 'of a cleanup." ; .v .'\u25a0'': !\u25a0 The Lbs Angeles Times gives Toice to a suspicion that Luther, Brown has made a jackass of /himself. It's kind of the Times thus to try to absolve Dame Nature;: - '. r-xpiorers who ; have been , up north hyUPS ;for?a^riew. ; continent; have' re turned? empty} handed:;:; .What 1 chance; then/ has the man who is hunting such a smaH thing; as ;th"e north pole? ;\ Answer^ to Queires r'. CORBETT,-; JACKSON —tW., City. James [. J; y Corbett i; and i Peter ; Jackson did; not "fight-; in^SanYFrancisco e ln; 1900. /They,-; fought Uhere £ May 21; ,, 1901/- 61 rounds, -declared /a; draw. : : ;c . LADT^DAT^-Subscriber, City. JLady day/ Is vthel name I given ; in i England Ito annunclatidnrday,lwhich : falls on March : 25.\>^The],'; Episcopal * | says': > "L.a.dy/day \; is « a\f east ', held " to * comm'em» ; orate j.th'e*:iylslt^bf|the3 archangel brieli to" the;;B.'CiV.\ M. to annonn^ p to bUL'tbß lUGMJtllitlQUil : ' — - -"••--*-: -' -~-^Z : u By The Gall's Jester IX THE DARK ROOM Shutter— How did your last Bitting with Miss Snap turn out? Film— l developed a negative. \u25a0 '• \u25a0'\u25a0: ' * '-: • \u25a0.-'\u25a0*\u25a0 -..' . '. MISUNDERSTOOD \u25a0') \ U • New Torkls— How long Is the mayor's term here?' '-.I --VV •"\u25a0"•— -• X I Frlscus— :He hasn't been sentenced yet. DOGGONE SHAME , \u25a0 - PutT— Poodle says that ha gets cream twice a day, a bath every morning, and has a complete wardrobe. Terrier— Yes. His . mistress doesn't make a fool of herself over her children, as ours does. -,- '.' \u25a0 . \u25a0 . ' / * . • ' . • • ..- - wothing nr it - ; Cltyctiß— ls there anythlngr In that joke- about) suburbanites 'always bor rowing lawn mowers? Suhurbus^— Not a thing. ,T« been trying to ' borrow one for two weeks end can't get anybody to loosen up. •• , \u25a0•'.•.,. • § \ \u25a0\u25a0::.;. OVTB VACAKT ;.\u25a0:;:. ' "There Isn't a foot of standlnar room here." grumbled the passenger on the Market street car. r'You're 'wrong," remarked a fellow sufferer, "my left- foot "^ is still un- | occupied." ..:•\u25a0 W. J. "W. j Personal Mention : A.^Alexander of New York Is at : the I Baltimore; . • I *,: hW.C. Tlghe of AtAb Jose Is a gn*at at tha Dale. : " \u25a0 -. ,) C. A.. Pratt, a Tacoma merchant. Is at the Hamlln. "" ' ; _.' J ,v -» \u25a0 "Adjutant : General J.B. Lauck Is at the Grajid; Central: .^.^ "-, P. M. del Paso of the City of Mexico It at the Majestic aifh ex. J. H. ; Polllnger of Seattle Is amonW the guests at th» St . James, i G. W. 'Wiison^a^businesimaa of Saa Jose, Is a guest at the Hamlin.' .-. v : Janies Murdoch, a .businessman of Portland, Is; at the Dorchester. Dr. ] and Mrs. \ John* Hewetson are at the Imperial \ trom Sierra Madre.V \ C. Bostwick, a; lumberman of Minne apolis, Is at the J Grand ; CentraL " :Dr. Arthur J. ; Hood 'of ;Elko, NevV registered -at the i Majestic * yesterday. W. : H. Harrin gton and Mrs."-: Harring ton \u25a0of Lakeport ; are ; at ' the Jefferson. : I H. B.^leary,^a large : rancher' from Ventura ; county, is rat • the : Baltimore, ; j R ;j P. . Cheney,' the K Boston ?: financier and railroad man, !• at the Fairmont. A.; M. Slavln, a capitalist and mining man of Reno, is a guest at the Majestia li George t H^Cowie 'and ; Mrs. 5 ; Cowl e "\u25a0\u25a0 of Stockton are ; guests at ; the ; St. ; Francis. i;J F.fAi; Hartmah^ a iprbniinent. L'bs ?An geles vbusinessman, ; Is at - Fairmont \u25a0/F. B. r Chandle"i> a lumberman \u25a0; of Vaca vllle^Vand I Mrs.'* Chandler-are '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0at \u25a0 the ! Dale. -.;.,".".. ;..''\u25a0;•/. : - ; - ; - •\u25a0 '\u25a0-' \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0''"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0, \u25a0 "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' i . ; W. d Heimningway \u25a0 and \ Mri.' Hem- i mlngway'; of /Portland are "at the St. James. ' - - , , _ v . ; .\u25a0 ?; Former" Senator : Thomas Kearns '\u25a0\u25a0 reg istered ,/ at hi the >; SL:; Francis •; yesterday from*Sa!t;lAke. : :;: :> • '\u25a0 - . X-. G3F.I Moserjof ; Los JLngeles and J. E. Rose ; of I Newark, ; Ohio, t are . among I the guests : at ;: the "Hamllri: r* - : v^i -- \W.'\ H^ Fergusok*: mine owner and: t transportation "j; agent, of -Nome, Alaska, is^at the Dale? ->" : 'T \u25a0 JV.I P." Andrews, secretary,; of 'the West Coasts Life-insurance is ? at the ; Jefferson! from \ Santa^ Rosa. , : ; !gH.^F.:Nprcross/|inanager^of the'VCor oiiado : i hotel, ; 'Mrs. J- and t; her daughter -rl Mrs.'f N.% Be ttefswor th : of Coronado » are / guests Cat I the ''-Fairmont; l- S.- D. - Freshman:: and; Mrs. Freshman of Jamestown V are -J at i;the >V- Fairmont: Mr?| Freshman? is \u25a0"ge'nefal J and treasurer t of Mthe \ SierraT railway ycom-' ffi&y.olCalUoinlMm. .. < THE INSIDER Tells of the benefit given in 1852 to aid the Mercantile library association and re • counts the startling reply of a girl pupil Reminiscences of (^l°* the larg^ _.- - . I I thts city was held in 02, when Sstr. Pioneer Library \S Franci3co had no library . Men a few bright young men met at that time to organize the Mercantile library associa tion of San. Francisco tent dwellers on'the hills sent in contributions and volumes brought around the Horn or overland were donated with enthusiasm. In 'S3, 1,500 volumes were bought, as the ajso'ciation had incorporated with David S. Turner for first president, and more donations swelled the stock to 5,000 volumes. After,l6 years of nomadic life the library organizers determined to have a home for it and made the mistake /of buying a lot in the downtown section of the, city instead of in the suburbs. This plunged the association deep in debt. W. H. L. Barnes came to the rescue,, donning the sock and buskin as Elliot Gray in the play of Rosedale and raising $4,000. This helped a little, but further relief was found in the benefit organized by Camilla Urso and given at the Mechanics' pavilion in Union square. This was an immense musical festival which "netted the library nearly $20,000. Soon after the stat« legislature passed a special law authorizing the association to hold three gitt^ concerts. The profits from these amounted to $310,000. After the payment of its indebtedness the library had only $20,000 left for books, but it entered then upon its most useful period. Ina Coolbrith speaks of her first visit to the old library in Bush street as* a young girl. It was the first library she ever had^seen and the effect on her was startling. She never had realized that there were so many books in the world. \«— « ~* r> 'i A new course of study is in use in the public Answer of Pupil schoo , s and the results so far are highly Startles Teacher entertaining. Two good examples of this occurred lately when a teacher spent some time talking on the subject of gravity as related to the earth. After expending her best efforts and earnest thought in.her^talk and noting with secret pleasure that the children even to the smallest seemed. to be intelligently impressed, she ceased her discourse, well satisfied with the result of her labors. But the next day, wishing to be sure that her words had been understood, she called on a child of eight or nine who had seemed to listen most attentively the preceding day with the question, "Now, Mary, tell us what gravity is." The girl rose in her seat, apparently thought hard for a few moments, and then responded with perfect faith: "Men and women is kept on the earth by graft." ;* . : • Penlv nf Another Another is the case of the pupil who had \u25a0\u25a0KCpiy oi Jinoincr never been able to discern the difference Is Equally Good between «j seen » and saw> » Her fa . structor, after laboring long and patiently to instill a ray of light into her mind on the subject, finally succeeded in getting some good examples from the child which would seem to prove that the difference was at last recQAv nized and appreciated. The teacher paused for a moment and demanded of the child a correct explanation of the difference as she saw it. The girl answered beamingly. She was sure of herself, but it took some thinking to express just what she wanted to say. However, after much inward tumult and obvious effort, the following statement was heard* "When you see a thing it's 'see/ and when youidon't see it it's 'saw.'" The Smart Set A YOUTHFUL bride will be Miss Fannie Robinson, who steps from the schoolroom into her _ own home some time in January next. Her father, Joseph H. Robin son, has announced her engagement to Richard Wulzen. Miss Robinson Is both popular 1 and charming . and is al ready being deluged with engagement presents and good wishes. Mr. Wulzgn is a member of the Kappa Gamma fra ternity and/a '07 man. After their wedding, for which no definite date has been set, Mr. and Mrs. "W.ulzen will live In this city. -* • • • Among the Callfornlans who will spend the winter In the eastern cities Is Miss Janet. Coleman, who will leave San Francisco within a few days. She will be for several. months with friends and relatives In New York and some of the other large cities, returning to California in April. - * . • • -'A ' :v~>;! A favorite here Is Mrs. Frank Rich ardson "Wells, who arrived from the east last week and is now the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Valen tine G. Hush, in their Fruitvale , home." Mrs. Wells plans to remain here until early, in - the new year, when Mr. Wells will Join- her . for a short visit, before, they return to" their eastern home. -'.?;•-.-'. • Mrs. A. B. Hammond and her daugh ters,; Miss Daisy and Miss Edwina Hammond, will leave this city In a few days for New York, where they will meet Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ham mond, who went to the east 'from Colorado a few weeks ago. The trip was planned originally simply -that they i might say , goodby. to young Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, wn'o will sail early in November for Europe, where they? are >to spend the winter, and spring. But Misa Daisy and Miss Edwina have suddenly. decided to cross to Paris with their brother and his wife, and will spend some months there with their uncle. Colonel Richard Eddy. Miss Daisy, while '• there, 'will continue her studies In art. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond will go on at once to the Engadine, jfhere they .will probably \u25a0\u25a0 establish " for several months. ;Mrs. Hammond was Miss Mary Langhorne. A delightful luncheon was given yes terday by Mrs. Charles Foster, who has just returned "to', her Ross Valley home after several weeks. ln the south. Mrs. ; Foster's ; affairs are always . out of y the r common, -. and . this "buffet luncheon" was as original as her "frankfurter bridge party", a few weeks ago. v Her guests were a dozen young women from Sausalito and thjs city, 'among .--..', them being Miss Minna .Van Bergen, Miss Cutter, Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Orrin "Wolfe, v Mr. and Mrs. Charles deCazotte were In - San. Rafael for a short visit this .week and, " with .;i Mrs. de Cazotta's mother . and' sister, Mrs. O'Connor , and Miss I O'Connor, will, probably ; secure a house there shortly for the winter and saring. t - Los Angeles , people are much inter ested in ithei engagement, ; recently an nounced, . of s Miss Mary I Garvin Brown, daughter ! of ; Mr.*" and : Mrs. -George "! G. Brown" of -Louisville, ;Ky., and Dr. Hill Hastings; of the r southern' city. \ The ConcSitioris in eWlifornia '.':\u25a0 ; ATh* Calif ornla. Promotion eommittsa wired tha tolloviixg ta its eaatara baroaa is ~Savr Tori yostard*?: California tempemtaro* for. tie laat 84 hours: : Eurei* : . . ........,......: Xicinmai 84. .... .Maxidata S3 ' -Baa Tranciaco ..... ;2€ofaaain ; 68. :..... Maximtim ;.«7 E^Diejo ............. Miaimuai 63..... .MaximttmM ' ;Carl«id« of rreen" fruit «hipp«d f roa» California poiats darin» th» Uit w««k, 883. :- ! -^l^_*^? M -, lu * T ' e *i. i^** a ° t °t«? "*=* «50rti i froa»-an'part» of tis/itata iadiaata'tlut ' th« crop" is about M per cent of. normal/" la S iat»' Cl«x* ' coaaty, which f urnisies a erea* proportioarof.'all prua»s of the «t3t«, thelrejorts thoW * ! 30 per cent crop. \u25a0 ..'/Tlio'reicferced skaleton" concrete f rana of ;: tie TTaiai^ Sqaar* Vutfdin* fa» Post strwt : aear Powell, Saa rraacisco, is flnishtsd, : aad "'tia." iitsrtor work ; is *ra sid>;5 id> ; approaciiae com P l9^ ox lv-' Th9 straotare is . at Present '«ix stories in.height, and wil> later. b« raised ta etsJi-"/: The ground site is 75x137 :6. The cost will'bV $250,C00. \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0"' ' f- "*- OCTOBER 12, 1907 wedding will take place !n the bride's home on October 23. Dr. Hastings la well known here and was one of the most popular of the younger set a few years ago, when he spent a winter in this city. After their marriagre Dr. and Mrs. Hastings will make their home In the southern town, but plan a visit here as part of the^r. honeymoon. \u25a0-•\u25a0\u25a0 • • •• The younger set will welcome back charming: Mrs. Clarence Oddle. who is coming down from her Tonopah homo this week to meet her mother, Mrs. Jordan, and her sister. Miss Edith Treanor. Mrs. Jordan and her daugh ter have been abroad since the Oddles* marriage two years ago, but wtn re turn to San Francisco in a few days and . reopen their handsome home In Pacific avenue for the winter. • • -.•;• -\ A large bridge party, Is planned "by Mrs. Howard C. Hplmes, who will en tertain a score of friends In this popu lar way In her Buchanan street home on "Wednesday next. . - • •>, j 9 The Francis Townes have gone for \ week to Los Angeles, where they will attend the marriage of Mrs. TownesV Bister, Miss Cora Rutherford, and Fran -cls Alelnsteln. Miss Rutherford !s th« youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. An-; drew Rutherford and will be Quietly married at home on "Wednesday next, i • • • It is a great disappointment to tha young set -here that Miss Lydla Hop kins will not be In San Francisco for' the winter's first good times, as she' will leave this week fora visit of «ev-' eral .months with friends In 'tha e*at.i • • • About 40 of society's prominent' women are making quite a point of at tending Professor Robert Dupouey*s-' French talks, which are given every Tuesday morning at 10:30. The lee-: turer has chosen so far topics of un-, usualJnterest. and treats of life la the French capital with all the intimacy; of a born Parisian. Last week he kept' his audience amused and absorbed !n; his account of the home Ufa of tha' bourgeoisie \n Paris, and this weak'i subject, "Barbazon." promises to b* : equally ' entertaining. In the audience last Tuesday wera 1 Mrs. Eleanor Martin. Mrs. H. J. Crock er, Mrs. Andrew Welch, Mrs. "William : Reddington. 'Mrs. Bee. Mrs. Georga< Lent. Miss Hyde-Smith, Miss Margaret. Hyde-Smith. Miss * Helen Irwin, Mtssi Julia ; Langhorne. Miss Marie Rosa Deane, Miss Emily Norwood, Miss ' Hazel King, Miss Newhall and Miss: Marian Newhall. .; V • • • The members of the Entr© Nous co-. tillon will inaugurate thelir nineteenth ' season Friday evening. October 25. > • with an assembly and german. Tha' ballroom in the Fairmont hotel will be| used and an evening of general fes-! tivlty Is planned. The board of dl- . rectors will conduct the cotillon. After three months here Miss Olga! Herrmann will leave this week for : another season of hard study In Ber-j lin. The young lady la already an ac-j compllshed musician, but her ambition is to make music her llfework, and to; that end she plans Heveral years mor«^ of study under competent masters. Miss , Janet Coleman expects to leave • . San; lrancisco. next \u25a0week for the east, whsre^she will 'spend the winter with, varlou3 relatives and friends, returning: to this city In April.