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The San Francisco Call JOHN D. SPRECKELS Proprietor CHARLES \V. HORNICK. General Manager ERNEST S. SIMPSON Managing Editor Addreas All Commnnlcatton* to THE SAJi FRANCISCO CALL Telephone "Kcornr S6 W — Aatc for The Call. The Operator Will Connect Y«n With the Department Yon Wish. BUSINESS OFFICE Market and Third Streets. San Francisco Open Until 11 O'clock Every Night in the Year. EDITORIAL ROOMS Market and Third Streets MAIN CITT BRANCH .......1661 Flllmore Street Near Post OAKLAND OFFICE-468 11th St. (Bacon Block) } g^gE^S'* l^ £S?| ALAMEDA OFFICE — 1435 Park Street. Telephone Alameda 659 BERKELEY OFFICE — SW. Cor. Center and Oxforo\.Telephone Berkeley 77 CHICAGO OFFICE — Marquette Bldg\ .C. George Krogness, Representative XEVT YORK OFFICE— SO Tribune Bldg. .Stephen B. Smith, Representative WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT 1.. Ira B. Bennett SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by Carrier, 20 Cents Per Week, 75 Cents Per Month. Single Terms by Mail, Including Postage (Cash With Order): DAILY CALL (Including Sunday). 1 Year JB.OO DAILY CALL (Including: Sunday). G Months .14.00 DAILY CALL — By Single Month , 750 SUNDAY CALL. 1 Year ;....52.50 WEEKLY CALL. 1 Year .'..f1.00 FOREIGN ) Dall y ...58.00 Per Tear Extra [ Sunday $4.15 Per Year Extra POSTAGE ) Weekly |1.00. Per Year Extra Entered at the United States Postofflce as Second Class Matter. ALL POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS. Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested. Mail subscribers in ordering change of address should be particular to give both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS in order to insure a prompt and correct compliance with their request. SAN FRANCISCO INTENDS TO *HAVE PEACE IF it be true that the Citizens' alliance contemplates a renewal of offensive activity at this time there is great cause for regret. San Francisco has had more than enough of strife. In the returns of the recent election there was full justification' for the conviction that the supreme desire of all classes was for peace. We are certain that the people of San Francisco, as a whole, will not look with favor on any movement designed to exasperate class hatreds. The turning point and common' purpose' of the recent cam paign was industrial peace. On that policy Mayor Taylor was elected by a decisive vote, in which all classes participated. Dr> Taylor is representative of no class or section of the city, but of the whole community. The vote that seats him is a direct man date to the people of San Francsico to get together for peace and stability of industrial conditions. It is a significant fact that Mayor Taylor was supported by every important leader of organized labor in the city, outside of t'ue gang of job chasers and politicians who had made their profit out of labor politics. The mayor was given as many votes by members of trade unions as came to him from the business com munity. It was a case where honors were easy and all classes were actuated by the same loyal purpose to have peace in San Francisco and united action to build up the city. Nothing would please the gang of labor politicians and job chasers better than a renewal of activity by the Citizens' alliance. It would give force and character to the charges on which they !>ased their campaign. It would prepare the way for a renewed ;j,ssault on the city offices two years hence. More than any other single cause the Citizens' alliance is responsible for the second and third elections of Schmitz. If it Has accomplished anything else the record is not visible. To be sure, the alliance imported a demagogue and agitator from Denver and paid him a large salary to stir up strife and, perhaps, give San Francisco a taste of Colorado politics. But if there is anything left to show for Herbert George's salary it is not on exhibition. We arc quite certain that the good sense of the business com v.unity, as a whole, does not favor a renewal of this movement. The thing is own brother to labor politics and both are born of personal ambition, seeking to convert class hatred into terms of salaries. .Two sets of rival politicians would set the city by the cars and upset the industrial cart to serve their personal ends. , A plague on both your houses. While the politicians rage on either side the great middle class suffers. That class cares very little who may fill the offices, but is resolved to have peace and quiet in San Francisco, The Schmitz administration was born of industrial strife and was kept alive by the same* evil agency for more than five years. San Francisco wants no return to such conditions. The city has said so with emphatic voice, but the one way to bring back to power the labor politicians — who are quite' distinct from organ ized labor — is to make the Citizens' alliance once more an active force in the provocation of industrial strife. The city does not want Schmitz put back in the mayor's chair under another name. ABOUT ADMIRALS AND THINGS IT is announced in the Washington dispatches that there *is a "movement" on foot to advance Rear Admiral RobleyD.: Evans to the rank of vice admiral, and the excuse put forward; for the desired promotion is not any especial recent performance or achievement by this gallant sailor, but it is explained that the ad miral in command of the forthcoming Pacific cruise might be ex posed to "humiliation" should odious comparison? of rank be insti tuted. It is like this, to quote: * On this cruise the American fleet is to. touch at many foreign ports and is to exchange courtesies with foreign fleets in several places — in Brazil, iii Chile and in Argentina. The American commander, supposing he retained his present title of rear admiral, would then be outranked, for the navies of all these' countries contain officials of the grade of vice admiral, which would make the American commander's position humiliating. • - The Call would not put a straw in the upward way of "Fight ing Bob/ but it is fair to point out that if once we embark onua competition with the South American republics in this field it might end in a muster of admirals as numerous as the colonels of Ken tucky. It happened some years ago on the lone warship of a South American country that there was an explosion, and when the tale of injury was counted up it was found that more admirals had been hurt than sailors. In fact, the navies of South America are believed to be largely manned by admirals. We fear that it would be hope less for the United States to enter on this field of competition so long as there is free trade in gold lace. The American navy is not a thing of fuss and feathers.' "Humiliated!" Pshaw! It is to laugh. 5 BRYAN KEEPS OFF THE GRASS MRl BRYAN is willing but apparently not anxious. Already twice he has been led to the slaughter, and : ' no candidate has nine lives. He is, in truth, a little shopworn and weary and he has- his eye on Roosevelt. He would not mind Fairbanks or- Knox or any. of that vcrowd, but Roosevelt or Taft or Hughes would make his "appeal to conscience'', flat and unprofitable. Mr. Bryan's letter is stuffed with fine sentiments that do him EDITORIAL PAGE honor. It reads like a good old fashioned platform. We gather a few gems of thought that glitter by- the way and inflame the imagination: _ Cowardice would be disgraceful— appeal to the public conscience — cor rupt use of campaign funds — corporations seek to convert the government into a business asset — equal rights to all— special privileges to none—can not favor seeking corporations — betray the voters as the republican party has done — work because they desire the triumph' of democratic ideas — can not hope to appeal to the sordid— an appeal to conscience is politically expedient — conscience is the , most potent foree — already been aroused— the necessity of real reform — -ja.\ government of the people, by the people, and for the people — refusal to /negotiate with predatory wealth— honest appeal ! by honest methods to the honest sentiment. It is the petty coin of politics. "Look at me. I am in favor of the ten commandments. The other fellow is in league with the • devil and Mr. Harriman." Having given himself a certificate, of good moral character Mr. Bryan puts himself in the hands of his friends, not forgetting to take a sly dig at Marse Henry Watterson, who has been excoriating the "peerless leader" in the Louisville Courier- Journal. \u25a0 Indicating the methods that ought to be pursued in selecting a;' candidate, Mr. Bryan very justly observes "his (the candidate's) availability is a question to be decided not by him, not by a few leaders, not even by the .leading newspapers that call themselves democrat." • Alas, the leading that call themselves- democrat arc become so rare that Colonel Watterson is almost in a class by himself, and now Mr. Bryan drives him forth with a scornful "not even the leading Newspapers." Tis a caustic adverb, .shrewdly interjected under the Watterson rib. Mr. Bryan has "tried to learn the lesson that Watterson strove to teach with obstrep erous preachings. He has kept clear of his -queer fads and fan cies and has confined himself to the flat road of pedestrian plati tude.. He speaks like an oracle and keeps off the grass. V Europe watches with nervous in terest the doings of the mutual vad miration society that has been formed by William and Edward. The president says he wants a suc cessor who will carry out his policies. But he can't hope for one who will do it in his own inimitable manner. Governor Frear says that the Jap anese immigration to Hawaii is de creasing. Not surprising, consider F. W. Carter' of -Honolulu Is at the Savoy. Fred C. Relmer of New York Is at the Savoy. J. C. Harinff of Plttsburg is ."at the Imperial. „ . Joseph D. Long of Redding is at the Dorchester. , . R. L. Douglass, ooff f Fallon," Nev., la at the St. Francis. .: . ,- : v . Professor. Sakuge Takasaki of .Tokyo is at the Majestic. E. A. FHenes, a "capitalist of Boston,' is at the Fairmont. ._ T. B. Hunter, and ; wife of* Monterey are at the St. Francis. ' Charles Spiridler, an Alaska mining man, is at the Imperial. '\u25a0- Edwin Peterson, a lumberman of Eureka, Is at the ; Baltimore. j. D.'.Van"' Devort," a. mining.man of Goldfield, is at the St. / Francis. •/ The Cotihtry Legislator NOTE AND COMMENT ing that the islands are 'already overflowing with the little brown fellows. " ,-~ Now comes Chicago with a story of, a six pound, six, weeks old baby that walks and talks. Something else for the windy city to blow- about. Four Berkeley students are going around with, shaved heads inorder to pay- election > bets. It would be ill natured to remark that the maker of such a bet also has an empty head. Personal Mention Dr. H. D. Hauxhurst, surgeon of the Hongkong Maru, is at tha St. Franoio, Rev. H. r>. Page, of Hartford. Conn., who Is touring the coast, Is at tha BL Francis.. \ • . /•, * v John . A. Kepner and wife of Harris burgr,: Pa., who are touring the coast, are at tha Dorchester. '-..\u25a0\u25a0.:\u25a0 Attorney^ R. G. Lunt of Los Angeles Is in the city for a few " days \ «nd Is registered at the : Fairmont, Bishop T.J.Conaty and Rev. Father Francis Conaty of Los Angeles are guests -, at the Fairmont hotel. , :• Mrs.- Ben A. Harnett '< and her soii Allen . returned yesterday.*, from 1 the orient in the Hongkong Mara.r Harnett Is acting assistant manager of -*Toyo Kisen Kaisha. : \u25a0 >\ s ; Among the arrivals at the. Hotel Sol land ' yesterday ; were "i F, G- ,'. Wetzey of Paso Robl es, JJVW.i Merriman of Seattle, Thomas ..: CV ; . Evans "J of ; ; Riverside and W. A.*Roblns6n of Santa Crua^""' - . v >•. Answers to Queries y. j SALAMANDERS — Subscriber, Cltj. The person who told you that the sal amander "is a reptile that lives In the furnaces of smelters and that the fires In such/ furnaces have to be put out every seven years on account of the number of reptiles that come out of the fire boxes and spread conflagration In every direction" told you a fairy tale. The salamander is an Inoffensive crea ture, a sort of lizard, that cannot exist In a dry place* to say nothing of a fur* nuco. It \u25a0was a popular superstition at one time Jhat the salamander If put Into flre Immediately discharged a quantity of wj^ter sufficient .to ex tinguish the , flames. \ Experimenters have placed such reptiles in the flames expecting them*to survive as unsinged as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednejo out of Nebuchadnezzar's furnace ' heated seven times hot, \u25a0. but in every case the flre did not go out* and the poor reptile disappeared .with an odor of burning flesh. ATLANTIS— C. H., Pentz, CaL , At lantis, 1 according to ancient tradition, was a vast island in the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of northern Africa. It is first mentioned by Plato, who represents an Egyptian priest as de scribing It to Solon. In this descrip tion Atlantis is represented as larger than Libya and Asia Minor combined and being off the pillars of Hercules, two tall rocks at the entrance to the Mediterranean sea. Plato gives a beautiful picture of the interior of this imaginary land and enriches it with a fabulous history. The Island Is rep resented as having been thickly settled and that it was engulfed 9.000 years be fore, Plato's. time, 437-437 B. C. WIDOWS SHARE— J. N. &. Flora. Carroll county. Ind. In the state of California, upan the death of the hus band, "a. half of" the 'community property goes to the surviving wife -and the other half is subject to the testamentary disposition of the hus^ band. In the absence of such disposi tion, that half of the property goes to his descendants equally. The entire community property Is equally sub ject to his debts, the family allowance and the charges and expense of admin* istration. r - j ',-," ' THE PARK FUND— J. F., City. : TJj« amount of money that was collected in this city to pay a large [number of men who were out [of work in the early nineties and were set to work in Gold en Gate park, was $92,045.10/ all of which, - except a small sum paid for teaming.'. was expended for labor in the park*., Rolla V. Watt was secretary of the citizens* committee that received the funds, . , HISTORIC TREES— H. I. P., City. The 13 trees intended to represent the 13 original states of the union, that were.; planted, by the members of the Sequoia chapter of the American revo lution near ' the site of the old mining camp in " Golden Gate park. • were set In/ the, ground October 19, 1596. A SEQUENCE— N., City. If In a game of cribbage A plays a seven. B plays a four and A plays a six, A .cannot claim a run. as there Is not a sequence of cards. But If B plays a five he can claim , a ; run of four, as ha can count four,' five, six," seven. THE CALL. BUILDING--.W.; Oakland. Cal; Ground was broken at the corner of : Market and Third t streets for the foundation of The "Call building Sep tember. 24, . 1895. .The business office of The Call \u25a0 was moved Into that bulldlnsr November 14, 1897. * V BERLIN— A;'- G. R. ! , City. The pop. ulatlon of ' Berlin. Germany, .is : now NOVEMBER 16, 1907 THE MOUNTBANK As eastern editors regard W.R.Hearst, gets no sympathy, and his republican yoke mate, Herbert Parsons, also is widely condemned HEARST'S political defeats at th pathy. Comments from easten below, «how that be is regard* espouse any cause which he thinks w demnation is given Herbert Parsons, New Yqrk. , POLITICAL MISCEGENATION (OMAHA BEE) While the republican candidates Mn New York were defeated, no mourning will be indulged over the event in re publican circles generally. Republican success would have meant a forced rec ognition- by republicans of the Hearst influence in New York and national politics. The bargain struck by Chair man Herbert Parsons with Hearst for a fusion with the Independence league has been overwhelmingly repudiated by the voters, who have thus expressed their preference fer Tammany "as against a political miscegenation of the Parsons-Hearst type. • • \u25a0\u25a0 • INSTIGATOR OP CONFUSION (CHICAGO POST) Herbert Parsons, president of. the New York county republican committee and better known aa the instigator of tha confusion with Hearst, la revealed today as the unwitting prophet of his own political destiny. • • • LOST FIIE3TIGB (NEW JOBS TIMES) In 1905 Mr. Hearst and Mr. Itlhb be tween . them received 133,000 rotes. against the 130.000 now secured by the joint efforts of tha republican and tho Hearst machines, a direct loss of 33,000. Or. again, Ivlns and Hearst polled to> gather 47,000 more votes than McClel- Jan; this year the fusion of the parties they then represented lost by at least 40.000, ft change of 87,000. • '• • • SOME! GOOD DONS) (MILWAUKEE SENTIJSIX) A lesson has been learned In New York by this experience which will probably serve as a guarantee against : future experiments of the same sort. 1 The excuses for the deal were so un- i convincing that throughout the cam- < paign there was no successful conceal- < ment of the fact that it was brought 1 about for tha paltry purpose of con- 1 trolling a few local offices. The light ' republican vote and the large demo- 1 cratio majority showed that not only : were Mr. Parsons' explanations un- 1 availing, but that his estimate of < Hearst's strength as a vot« gattar had i The Smart Set I py^HE first of the new Friday Night I dances, known so long as tha Sat- I urday Evening dancing class, took place at Century hall last night and though still noticeably Juvenile proved to b« or^ of tha very prettiest of the season's formal affairs. The little dub, which commenced with only a score of schoolgirls and their boy friends, has reached 90 members, and among thesa ara all tha season's debutantes, and a few of the older set. as well as tha younger sisters and brothers. Tha affair was not vary late in commencing, and as nearly all the members have been friends for years it moved from the beginning with delightful enthusi asm and ease. Cantury club hall is well adapted to small dances and looked especially pretty last night with its decorations of gre«ns and palms. Only two of tha five patronesses wera present, Mrs. James Potter Langhorne and Mrs. George A. Moore. They wara assisted in receiving by Mrs. I*. L. Baker, who took her daughter In law'a place, as Mrs. Wakefleld Bakar ia In mourning. Miss Helen Baker h~as for several yeara been a member of tha club, but new members this year are Mies Anita Gallliard. Hiss Leslie Paga and Miss Foute. A change of plans will keep Mr.- and Mrs. Matthew Hall McAllister and their son and. daughter in the city this win ter.. They had planned a trip to Europe and wera within a few days of leaving when business matters came up that needed Mr. McAllister's presence here. They hope to make the trip in the spring. • • • Mrs. Michael O'Connor and Miss O'Connor will leava the Fairmont, where they have been since their re turn from . Europe, on December 1. They have secured a delightful house in Pacifia avenue for tho winter. Mr. and Mrs. Charles de Cazotte will re main at the Hotel Rafael. • • • The engagement of Miss Hilda Felt ser to . Arthur Smith is being infor mally announced this week to friends. Miss Peltzer is an, English girl of ex ceptional beauty and charm, and came to California to attend the marriage of Miss Alioe Hueter to Oscar Marts in September. She. left New York on the way to England a few weeks ago and it was by letter that tha news of her engagement to the young business man .becama known. Mr. Smith is well known and la a great favorite with society's maids and matrons. Tha wad ding will take place }n England early next year. •\u25a0' a • Society was surprised' yesterday by the sudden marriage of Miss Lena Maynard and J. R. Stanton, which took place at the groom's home near Napa Thursday and was witnessed only by the members of the family. Mrs. Stan ton is a daughter of Mrs. G. F. May nard. and, with her sister, has held a prominent social position here for some years. The family Is connected with some of the flrst people of the south. Mr. Stanton also is a favorite here and has made his home in California, since his retirement from tha navy, in which ha was a paymaster. The Daughters of the Confederacy have leased the big Coliseum rink at Page and Baker streets ttr Monday evening, November 25, and will be hostesses at a skating event. The de tails are in charge of several of the Condifions in California y^L^T' * o ° maU ° n eommittw ****• >oaowla « to "• — •«\u25a0 >«•« *» »~ , California t«mp«r»teei for tha Uxt 24 hours: Baa D»^9 Kiataußß M^ . . . .tuxiawa 84 - , Vessel. puiißT throi«b.ttt Golden r *te .t San Trwcisco dorln* t*» U.t month. 971. .._. C^ a **** wwk B * a *raacUc* Voted an «n 9a dm 9 nt to I»r charter whica »». ;e recent election gained him no sym i papers, some of which are presented :d as a political mountebank ready to -ill benefit him. Almost as much con the republican who fused with him in been grossly overdrawn. If the out come in demonstrating that fact help-* to eliminate Hearst from politics tha affair will have served at laaat ons good purpose. • • • NO RECOUNT NEEDED (JCEW TORK WOIOD) For two years Mr. Hearst has be«ji seeking a vindication, and now ha has it. He can no longer bo in doubt aa to New York city's opinion of a political leader who is willing to accept a nom ination one year from a man whom he denounced as a criminal and la willing the next year to enter Into as alllanea with a party which be had previously claimed was owned body and soul by the corporations. There is a point in politics beyond which cynical hypocrisy can not safely be carried, and Mr. Hearst bas found it. Ha will have no - occasion at this time to ask for a re count. • • • INSPIRES REPUBLICANS (CHICAGO INTEB OCEJt.N) Tha extermination of tha Rsarst republlcan fusion Inspires republican* all ovtr the country with a new respeot for tha republicans of New York and creates naw confidence in republican la telligenca. courage and loyalty. • • • Mr. Parsons tried to turn tho republi cans of New York ovar to tho Hearst Independence league for the sake of a few jobs. Thus tricked and betrayed, they stood up for their faith and In loyalty to It wiped Mr. Parsons oft tha political map. • • • SUPPORT HAS DWINDLED (NEW TORK TRIBCNE> The Importance of moral Issue* was. never better shown than In this else-. tlon. Last year Mr. Hearst waa In alli ance with Tammany, and tha republi- , cans, standing alone, with the right on their aide, were defeated in this county by 64.000. This year Mr. Hearst shifts his 50,000 votes from Tammany to aatl- i Tammany and the republicans, forfeit- . tng the moral support they bad laat; year, are beaten just about as badly a3 \ then. Mr. Hearst's support has dwindled/^) even more from his constant Chang* ot ' \u25a0 alliances. prominent members of the association, and music, decorations and bright lights will do their share In making the evening a success. Next Monday night will be tha fourth of tha skat ing club's meetings at thfe rink, and it is probable that a large number of members wil attend the affair. • • • Miss Betsy Angus was hostess Thurs day evening at a pratty dance at her home in Union street. About 50 young people were bidden and the large draw ing rooms made a pretty picture when the dances began. Mrs. Angus and her daughter met their guests in the wtd» entrance hall, which was decorated with ferns and cut flowers. At mid night a delicious supper was served. atfter which the dancing continued for ! another hour. Among the guests wara' Miss Marian "Wright. Miss Jeanetta Wright, Mis« M«rrick, Miss Marguerita Butters, Miss Hartson. Miss Mary Pow ell. Mrs. Herrick. Mr. Woods, Mr. An derson, Dr. and Mrs. Gebrg* Converse and Raymon Reyutiens. • • • Mrs. Mayo - Ne whall. Miss \Nawhall. and the two debutantes. Miss Marian and Miss Elizabeth, will be hostesses this afternoon at a larga taa to which several hundred have been bidden. Tha two youngest daughters are to be for mally Introduced at this affair, which V has been long awaited by tha smart I set. A dosen of tha year's girls will .\u25a0' be In the receiving party, as will sev-: era! of Mrs. Newhall's own friends. - The house is to be exquisitely deco rated with flowers and potted plants, . to which will be added tha masses of flowers that always deluge popular' debutantes en these occasions. Tha Newhall handsoms home on Scott and Green streets Is ona of tha most, hospitable in tha city, and this first affair is a forerunner of much delight ful entertaining to coma. Items of Interest^ It take* four days for a person to ; go through the Eacurlal, the royml palace, near Madrid. In Spain. To en-, ter all tha rooms and apartment* on«, would have to travel 120 miles. •• ' • Tha barometer rook of Finland— composed of rock salt. nit»r and cl*y '—tunas from gray to black before rain, a white efflorescence of salt ap- f pearlr.s in dry weather. • • • It Is claimed tha arctic region Is an Ideal placa for th* treatment of tuber-, culosis In summer on account of tha almost perpetual sunshine. It is dust less, the air la pure and dry and tha' unusual scenes " stimulate tha dastra' for exercise. It la believed that »U Greenland sanatorium is not only a jr medical possibility, but a practical V business proposition. ;^ In consequence of ihe tragio death of a married woman in Tientsin, China, -who drowned herself the other day as a result of having lost all tha money Intrusted to her by her hus band at play at the wheel at the re sort In the Russian concession, a number of local gentry, headed by Liv Chia-rul. presented a petition to the viceregal bureau of commercial affairs, praying that gambling b« stopped. This was forwarded to tha viceroy, who has In-^ consequence di rected the customs taotal to com municate with tho Russian consul asking him to have gambling pro hibited in the concession.