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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
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
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
Mr. Bryan's letter is stuffed with fine sentiments that do him
honor. It reads like a good old fashioned platform. We gather
a few gems of thought that glitter by- the way and inflame the
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
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
Fred C. Relmer of New York Is at the
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.
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^""'
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>•. 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
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
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. ,
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
• • \u25a0\u25a0 •
INSTIGATOR OP CONFUSION
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.
• • •
(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)
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
• • •
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
•\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
• • •
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
• • •
(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
• • •
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
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.
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