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The San Francisco 'Call
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THE tone of the eastern press in relation to San Francisco
has undergone a remarkable change, due to the election of
Mayor Taylor and the good government ticket. That elec
tion was the best advertisement San Francisco has ever had.
A month ago this was the horrible example among American cities.
It was pictured as a place to be avoided by decent people. It
was "the wickedest city," and so forth and so on. Nothing v/as
let) bad for unhappy San Francisco, according to the eastern yiew.
In one week came a complete reversal of judgment..; The elec- j
tion of Taylor did it. From east and west comes a chorus of con-"
gratulation over the redemption of San Francisco from* the clutch
of the boodlers. Leading newspapers' everywhere are emphatic
in expression. Thus the old , fashioned -and- able Springfield
Republican:. .
Mayor Taylor's election by 11,000 plurality is one of those encouraging
triumphs for good "government and common honesty in municipal affairs
that have. never yet in this country failed to arrive wben the dock has
Strode the hour warning Americans that they faced. a deadly peril to. their
institutions. Mayor Taylor's plurality shows that. ordinary party lines were
swept away by the voters and that union labor, as,a political force, could
rot hold the urge earners in a solid phalanx against the cause that Dr. ;
T^y;cr^«o plainly represented. Thebeart of the nlopleis sound in America:
T«e great majority, -regardless of party, desire : honesty and efficiency in
r-uMic affairs. Bring them at last face to fece-with the naked moral issue
and they may always be depended upon. /"
The. Providence Journal finds -cause for rejoicing in the way
that party politics was set aside for the common good:
San Francisco is redeemed tcr 'stay redeemed, in spite of the vicious
zttcrapt, initiated in_ the last hours of her* municipal "campaign, to muddle
with partisan '.puerilities a profound civic, issue. The triumph of the forces
cf *cmid c!tizenshjp ! that for ,some months, have been in control of the ad
n:in:sirstion under cmerger;^ arrangement isa satisfactory "demonstration
that $zr. l-rancisco is sti!l r keen for putting her scandalously, untidy house,
in ordsr. ' - . . » .... c . __.
The Xew Yorkjjjobe recognizes that the vote for Taylor came
The fact that many of the old supporters of Schmitz, gave their votes
4,0r4 ,0r Mayor -Tajfibr in £he San Francisco election, that, even in strong labor
anion districts th« labor union candidate did not. gain votes enough to bring*
h>ni up ticar*'Pr, Taylor, is indication that' the regeneration of San Francisco
Uii thtr. surface veneer. And the successful run of. the reform
<'i*;rki # attorney. Langdon, whose vote will stand next to that of Mayor
Taj-Jor.'cnpha^i-es the notice that it is a bad day for the rascals.
Coming west we find trie Omaha Bee expressing very similar
sentiments: .'i
A\\ questions of politics aside, the election in San Francisco must bs
gratifj-ing to lovers of good government everywhere. The ticket named
r-rid supported by the citizens' committee organized to punish grafters and
f;et rid of the boodiers who had long dominated tbe-dty was elected by an
overwhelming majority. This is evidence that the/majority in San Francisco
i: for honest government and that the work, of municipal house cleaning will
be continued.
The Chicago Post sees it as a significant victory for the prin
ciples embodied in the graft prosecution:
San Frincisco has made a tremendous stride forward by defeating for
the first time in six years a so called labor ticket.made up of men who pre
tended to represent one class while they re&lly represented/ its bitterest
enemies. The next step must be the freeing of the whole state from the
grasp of Hrrin and his "respectable" machine. And the election of Langdon
blazes the most direct path toward the goal-
The Kansas City Journal sees in the election a victory for
the whole people and not for any single class:
San Francisco suffered greatly, in learning the lesson of
decency and the result argues the latent soundness of the great mass of the
people. It proves that/after all, the people have the power and tHe dis
position to take back. the government into their own hands. 7 -
The Sti Paul Pioneer Press finds in the result a significant
••ebuke to the republican organization that attempted to set party
the common weal :
In San Francisco the honest republicans wisely allied' themselves with j
honest democrats and good government men .in supporting for re-election |
Mayor Taylor and Prosecuting Attorney Langdon. The complete' deliverance j
cf the city from the rule of a corrupt oligarchy has been achieved in, spite j
of a debauched republican organization. True .republicans all over the nation <
will rejoice in the ignominious rout of the renegades who. had stolen the
party livery.
Testimony of this kind could be multiplied indefinitely. There j
is scarcely a newspaper on the American continent that has riot i
had some word of congratulation for the redemption of San Fran* j
cisco. The was an advertisement whose /value"^ is '/great
beyond appraisement.
A PERPLEXED people will, welcome the discovery made by
j\ Mr; /U^.y-^;- Gerber, : financier, of Sacramento, who knows
JL\ exactly' what caused all the trouble. The direful spring of
woes/- unnumbered,' it ; seems, is Roosevelt's bad ' mariners.
"If the prVsid^rit/A^sa'ys-3ir. Gerber, with that solemnity whicHdls
tinguishe^him^frpm.a parrot, "if. the^ president had made less noise
and acted ma*digriified ; way in turning on the light, as he; terms
it. this would have. been avoided." £\u25a0
Th<;^fipccial;.£cssion # pf the- legislature, the crash in Wall street,
the clearing-house, certificates, the patent !reycrsibleft'qliday<s'iand
Mr. Gerber's flux of wisdom would never have happened had IRoose
-. oil tiidae less 1 'noisei; Th'^re is safety in the roar of the '.sucking
dove ; there ; is -peace and and: hard, money in . the squeak' of
Besidesr the- president has the manners of a rough rider. Mr.
Gerber calls him /undignified. It -is not polite nor considerate' to
mention "malefactors' of great wealth;" Society calls that a con
tradiction in terras. : Vycalth is a certificate of good moral .char
acter andshopld be mentioned^with fespectl / "/
JCet us:? have dignity though the heavens - fall; It's': not what
he did, but the nasty ;.way^ he did : it. What's the -use of creating
a "disturbance when -tHe". preacher .sees there are' pickpockets in the
congregation ?\u25a0: ; Let the go on in an orderly way. • :/.
The sermon now ended,/ /
. .. j^The;fi*lMs/dcsc_eß'd€4»'A/{''C"'i*%--;*, /
; '\u25a0'*•/' 'But preferred the old [way.
//If Roosevelt would wear a swallow tiiPcoat' and use language
according, that might please Mr. Gerber. : TJicre is nothing in : the
world so dignified as a wooden Indian 1 — except Mr, Gerber.
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PROFESSOR FRANCIS J/BtAIR, the state superintendent of
schools for Illinois/ declares that couhship; and. marriage: should
be : taught in the public schools. / Professor Blair ; would instruct
ducks how to swim/ Kissing comes , by nature and %oes by
favor, but Mr/Blair would- make it "part; of /a schoolboy's task.' It is
like this, says the professor :
I believe, and v believe^ it; thoroughly, that courtship and* marriage should
be made subjects of instruction in' our ; Illinois schools, just; as' much* as your
spelling and. arithmetic./ Why do we spend; years and' milliony,with "our chil
dreninstructing them* in i theoretical' studies-^indj turn. away^eritirelyj from the
things that are. closest'ito the, life; thir child -will; live' after '\u25a0{ schooldays? /
" I have seen this done i iri'ycountryj schools.' It can ; be idone,l feasibly and
beautifully, I; have seen children taking^the parts of 'PrisciUa; 1 " Miles* Standish
apd John Alden and going thrpiigh; the courtship without a trace of embar
rassment or laughter. ' \u25a0..'\u25a0"' 'f /;*"
Gourtship;in Illinois would becorrie a very solemn affair* and
marriage : a ceremony scarcely to be distinguished from -a funeral.'
Nothing less lugubrious than a Puritan wooing would ; be tolerated;
Love making \ after the ; manner- of the "best sellers" would ; be against
the' rulesT \u25a0'. Suggestions -from the French drama could not be per
mittecl. - The ; courtship a la Sapho would be . strictly- forbidden. A
cross between a pink tea' and -a/ funeral would suit the Illinois
dominie. • \u25a0• " / ; ./
Why turni. trie ; minds of innocent;: childhood to \u25a0• such /matters
before the appointed -time? They I will find out-soon' enough' that
marriage is; a .serious business, but that is Ino reason why courtship
should; be^coiifounded with the \u25a0 Latin grammar. The \u25a0 Illinois ; school
master would be better employed teaching \u25a0; his grandmother "to
T.T is quite : dear' that all this; talk about the : increased cost of
I living and the diminished ( purchasing.;: power ./ of /ttie./idollar is
, : J_ mere: rot.- ; The purity of elections -law supplies ; conclusive .proof
." on that -question. '-.Itvis 'defnohstfate^ -by- sworn.* testimony that
a- man can;- run for "mayor of San Francisco: ; for : :i much less ; than
$500 i ;and' he /obtains ;all tiiat^ enviable; publicity: for
For: s3oo he becomes as famous' as- a popular breakfafst food. The
dead avails; and the ';« telegraph r poles and the CbiH- boards . carry.; his
name;in .letters;- four; feet: high. His virtues 'are expounded with
a flood of ; adjectiyes.\ /His^firie, :ope^j.c<Du)itenahce?:is'semblazone(r
on trie fences, and; the h housetops/ \He hires', brass "bands /and*
finances processions. Bonfires camp-on his trail. ,-. It is a '\u25a0continuous'
performance./;-; ; v ' ' \u25a0 : \u25a0•' ....-,.; ./\u25a0 ,
We* would . not hint ,that x the waiting : list " of ' trie Ananias ; club
is : being.; unduly ; swollen by reason • of ; the San: Francisco ' elections?
nor "even should ;.we venture ;to-f suggest /that /the -affidavits :, filed
underHhepimty; off elections law^n^ and
an riame:j".;if^a^candidate
adyeVtising that Ayoujdfcost:as^^
tb-$20,C00, why, that -is testimony.^
generous;public spint "of. political campaigning : in -San Francisco:
It is ; an 'exhibitito^whicK; the -promotion ;comraittee> might point
with"pride ; a^d;referiwithVenvy; V : /
Mr. Johnson Has the Floor
Bryan Son^i for 1908
I am willing to be drafted. I am will
ing .-, to be .wafted..
To be rafted, to be .grafted to .the
presidential ; chair^-
You can find mem. Uia dawni you can
find ; me on the lawn, -
You may find that I have gone for the
( presidentsal| chair;, •
Like the ; earnest Parsifal I'll be wait
.:(\u25a0,.". Ing in the hall,
Hall boy, call boy, waiting .. for th«
y voice, j/\u0094 /\u25a0 ; -' \u25a0 ;
If east or west should shout", for' me,
If north or south ; should 'f or me,
They will find I have a talent just to
be the" people's 'choice.
Going back; to - '96, when the states
were In a fix," '*" -^"V '
.They, were my licks ; and kicks that
.-helped.' the .people's cause; /
Soj too, in nineteen hundred It was my
voice that' thundered— - . ,'-\u25a0\u25a0
Ah, if voters had hot blundered" Td
, have made the people's . cause.
Now in nineteen hundred eight VU. \ he
I' willing, for my fate. '-^
Coyness, decoyness 3» my present bent,
Should democrats but boost my schism,
(DllettahteTsocialism); ' /'•
They will find I have &' talent to be
-almost president. C "•/ ] / •\u25a0•*;•
Answers to Queries
P.; Berkeley," < CaJL . : Broadway, Oakland,
Is 110 feet .wide-^-houßO nine \u25a0 to house
line-Bffrom the"; "^ bay. "to; Fourteenth
street, / 9 0 ".- feet from ' Fourteenth •to V the
jurictlon/vvith:. 3 . Telegr'raph? avenue, "-. then
100, feet wide northerly. to. the city Una.
Market "j street," San" Francisco,'- is 120
f r nt Trill "o
MOXGOL.IAN— \u25a0 J. \u25a0\u25a0 P.;? Burllngame, "and
P. A. " 12, ">. City. ; I Boy «\ born '• of ; Chinese
or/ Mongolian', parents : in ' the* -:TJnit€d
States,;, '.when'- they • attain^ majority/; are
entitled ;'to^vote;/belngl; native vborri
anfl> consequently, citizens." ; ;Ther«!,are
aj number; of of Chinese • pereat
age in San Francisco. ' '
./SULLIVAN— k:,- a. City. John Ij
Sullivan: won : from , Paddy : Ryan . i in :9: 9
rounds 110 1 minutes ; and ; 30-' seconds .at
Mississippi .:;.Citj',*i Miss., -^February . 7.
1882. v I ; He. was? presented.? the' champion
be,l l l in | BostonTif August ? ZA IBB7.- «', Lost
tOfJlmi Corbett,vNew Orleans, Septem
ber 7, 1892: \ r •:,;". / .-;; ;:•;-\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0 -
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.WORLD'S v -/TONNAGE,— Subscriber,
Clty/jAccordlng 1 ; to /recent statistics
issued ' by v.tlfe r- publishers - : of : Lloyd's
' Reglster.ithef. total;- tenr.M eeof jthe" mer
chants fleet :S of ithef.world > is T 59,458,000.
Of {thisi 33,969.000 is * the;aggregate ; ton
nageTofifmerchant* steam i^vessels." : ~* •/-''' i
\u25a0 CASIKO--S.,''/City. : ' iii;! answering
questions" relatlye^to^ casino this 1 depart*
ment 13? guided 'bylaccep ted* authorities"
as .to ,the *: game-iy Individuals /may ar
rangej thiii game I to j suit i their -partcular
fahcy.^but; such'is ' not Uhe ; general 'way
of [playing. It. >',?*•'...>."- ':*':\u25a0*;\u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. •'.' \u25a0 '-•":. /»'-'/;
/; PUiIP&— R/ 3 p.;;City. ;; i Rio and ! Grand
Islands ?onlth9l'Sacramento| river? hay©
pumps ; of ; 60,000 gallons lper~rnjnute ca
pacity^f"^^ '- //. -/A- " /"\u25a0'-
,\ AD AMS-^Subscriber. ,/;City." .- i Maude
Adams, i actress^'iTvas iborn 1 , In Salt* Lake
City, i Utahj } in .f. 1872."};. -. ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \-. -
NOVEMBER 22, 1907
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Relates interesting circumstances connected
with writing of playlet for charity social
by the talented Mrs. Lansing Kellogg
; c«-L*, *m ' + '-^ . TV n KS. LANSING KELLOGG has written
Society Matron s [Wf a playlctt wfalch be pro^ ced at
Play tO Be Given I^ l t he big charity entertainment at th«
Chtttes next month. Her friends expect the playlet will be tociethin? uaiqne
in plot and -treatment, sparkling with epigrams and bons siots. When Miss
Ethyl Hagef. was quite a little girl her clever sayings bsed to be quoted by her
mother's friends-at Del Monte and the Balace hotel, and they predicted ths
little girl would amount to something in the literary world tome day. A few
years ago, when Miss Ethyl was grown up and "out" in society, she had the
peri and ink fever quite seriously, and I heard then that she was at work on the
diary of V society girl, it was never published. Meantiiae »he distia
guished herself as the giver of original entertaimsenti, as^aa aatorsciHle en
thusiast and as a skirt dancer at. society vaaderille affiiri Her appearance
therefore in the newer role of a playwright is arclusbg natch isteresr.
c* - _ \u25a0\u25a0*'".\u25a0 . When they take up their Goo 4 H.c«*eWepia«
ZUCCpss\,pmcs tO - and pore over the fashion' pages, how aany
California Girl '.-/San Francisco women noti«e tht &a=a« eigned
to the sketches of modish gowns and hats and, know that the 4esiga« is a San
Francisco girl? " MisJTßlanche Letcher, who delineates these beasiilsl fasHon
plates, is a graduate of the San Francisco schools and was a sttudest at the
Hopkins institute. She was one of the founders of the Sketch dsb, cf which
she is still a member. She was enjoying herself in the usual tazz&ts of girls
at dances and balls when one of her friends saw a little sketch *h-e had
penciled^: an odd moment- The friend saw ulent written aH orer the
drawing arid suggested that Miss Letcher. give up sodety and gob for art.
The suggestion bore fruit, and in a few years the^ young girl had made such
strides iri:her art that she found herself on the" staff oi a morning paper.
A few. months later she was in New York, still studying and working hard.
About' three-years ago she went to Europe, where -she kept studying and
improving./ Since her return she has established a studio in Oakland. I
believe, but most of her work goes to the' eastern magazines./
/ . — . Sarah^Comstockis another of the San Fras-
Sarafi ComstOCK ci . co ters ,^ o have found New York if
AISO Doing Well not a go n tninc at^east a pretty good coun
terfeit of a silver one. Miss Comstock was one of the many bright girls who
used to do features for The Call's Sunday supplement. But New-York
beckoned "with alluring ringers and she went east. She" has had ver^ good
luck with the magazines. In the last number of the Designer 1 saw a clever
story by Miss Comstock, the diary of a fat girl.
The Smart Set
AN event long awaited by the
city's younger smart set, the first
Of Mrs. Ynez Shorb White's
dances, will take place at the
Fairmont hotel tonight. About 175
young people • are members of this co
tillon club, whic^ Is one of the most
popular of San Francisco's social insti
tutions. It is four years old this win
ter/and grows " in : fame from year to
year, go, that >the distinction of-belong
ing to it haa a great charm for society's
maids and 'men. Almost all the debu
tantes are members, and. there. are not",
a few matrons in the club, although the
dances are- planned -for the younger set
and early.hours are the rule. The dance
tonight will be begun ; at 8 ; o'clock . and
supper;-is J .to be -served .' at 1 11- o'clock;
Mrs. .White, will be assisted in receiv
ing, by •- Mrs. - Gertrude \u25a0 Atherton, Mrs.
Francis J. Sullivan, Mrs." James King
Steele, Mrs. Frederick Funston and
Mrs.. Eleanor Martin.
Golonel and Mrs. George F. Cooke en
tertained several guests at dinner at
one of the leading downtown restau
rants Tuesday night. Among .their
guests frere Major and Mrs. Krebs and
Captain and Mrs. 1 Richardson.
Mrs. R. P. Schwerin was hostess yes
terday at one of the season's prettiest
luncheons. Her guests were a' group qf
Baltimore society women who are visit T
ing San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coryellleft San
Francisco yesterday. for a month's visit
with friends and kinspeople in New
York. -^They will spend a week, or more
in New York and will return Just be
fore .the; holidays, when they will re
open their home at Fair Oaks.
Mr. and Mrs.' Stewart Rawlings will
leave this week ;fbr^ their home in the
mountains \ of . Mexico,'; where : Mr. Raw
ljngV^minlng interests . are centered.
Mrs. Rawlings,: who r.was Miss Eleanor
Warner, came/ up/ to the home of her
parents. Dr.: and *Mrs. Alexander War
ner,' early in the -spring and since has
been 'their- guest in Mill Valley. Mr.
Rawlings : joined . her .-. here in August
and the; young; people have been enter
tained, extensively during. the last few
months/ ~ f Their southern home" is
reached after several days' travel from
the City of Mexico' on donkeys, and this
makes the f journey .«o long that they
do not plan to, make a -.'visit -to Califor
nia'again for several years. -
•Mis» Kate Stone, left a few days ago
for a' visit, to Santa Barbara and the
southern part of \u25a0 the state. She ' will be
gone several week's.
:•' Mr. and Mrs Walter Remington Quick
returned .Monday '" ; from a' six \ weeks*
visit to; New York, \u25a0'.where they had an
enjoyable : visit. : They, have reopened
their apartments at the St. Xavier for
the winter./
/Mrs. Frederick Plekerlng - will be
hostess \u25a0: at . a large': bridge "whist party
thlsf afternoon, given to -a score of
card' playing -.matrons at' her home in
Broadway. "Tbegame Isto befollowed
by an "', informal ; tea, . to which additional
guests " have been invited. . .
k Society women* in , large numbers .will
attend '.the jMarj*' Kip orphanage sale
tomorrow . All the tables
and -booths,' the grab bagr. the lemonade
and Ice cream stands, will be in charge
Conditions in California
/•^' Califoraia,ljroraotioa committee wired the'f ollffwiai« to iv «ut«ra Inew ia JT«w
California" teaxperatures for the list 14 boors:
\ Eureka .........afiaimaa 48..../.Xasfcmxa 54 '
>V:,Su]ft»aclKO ••••••• .....Miaimia 51 -\u0084....3laxixaua» 83
• Saa Diejo ....:..,............. , Minimum 48......Maxia»a!tt 12
Baik clearings for the week endinj.Thursday noon, Kovesr^er 21 1307
- B*n Francisco .'....»M,000.a59.10 : . 1306 .....'. 12,639,103.80 \D«c. 30%
i 90*.1?."...; 3a I «n.«jo."ia:-.De«. gi%
;Xoa AnrelM ...... 1,728.458.00 ->- IBM .';.:.. 12,633,105.00:.D«c. SC%
Oakland ........; 1,802,209.00 IWB i..... 8,830,733.00/.Bee. 86%
SanUose .r....... - 466,736.93: 1903 ...... 327,831.70 lac. 48%
v i***?™ o?.>".'•>..\u2666.. 738,681.19 W0« ......Ko dearuss hous.
• Sacramento ...... 697,018.17 1906 ..;... Ko clsasia* house
rC Total'clearinssia.six;Califoraii cities, $30,931,873.53.
.^o publio wharf at Avfla,'oniSaa Lais Obiip«'b*rV U now eomplet* and h»a Imu
form*Oy. accepted oy:tii«Kip«rvisor». Tils mem. much to San Luis ObUpo and the sur
rounding- country, a. Avila is tie logical* sea portr
'\u25a0-\u25a0/^^^^^l^^S^rrancis hotel. San Francisco, will occar on Uorember
«o^r<«ir hundred rooms will .then beisady for occupancy. The c*f» t. already ia" opera
tion and about.4o permanent guests havi taken-'mom.: A Ursa force of men is rajaia» v
vwwk.orthe new.wing. The «teel Is aU up and the" brick aad stone woik'is progreswai
rapidly. .;/i-^ \u0084' ; '. ."? "': .'\u25a0\u25a0.' v . * -
rThe preliminary organisation of.tha Greater San FranciKo moT«ment ni effected to- \u25a0«
day. There was great enthusiasm.
of prominent members of Mis smart
set, for not only Is the. charity; a most
popular one .but the articles are sura
to bring about brisk sales, and: the oc
casion has a social as well as caari
table aspect. Since the fire the"orphan
age has not seemed as hard to reach
as formerly, and there are several car
lines that make a rapid and convenient
connection. _
• • •
After many months , spent In New
York and some of the other eastern
cities Mrs. Henry T. Scott has returned
to California and - haa reopened her
home at Burllngame. /*
• • •
The authors' reading, to be driven
in honor of Miss Ina D. Coolbrith
at the Fairmont hotel next Wednesday
evening, promises to be a brilliant affair
from both a literary and a social stand
.point.. _TJ**- plan was suggested by;
Mrsll" Gertrude Atherton,'; wSosa' ' ap
proaqhing 'departure for' a " winter- -in
Germany, makes this last meeting with.
her of especial interest to her many
friends here. The. program Is to ba
one 'dtj excellence, and several old
favorites among California authors, aa
well as new ones, will take part. Ths
patronesses are ; the members of the
California club, tha Century club. th»
Town and Country club, the Sequoia
club, the Spinners and the fallowing
society women: Mrs. Charles S. Aiken.
Mrs. Philip E. Bowles, Mrs. Glusepp»
Cadenasso, Mrs. J. B. Coryell, Mrs. Os
car Cooper. Mrs. Robert L. Coleman.
Mrs. Frank P. - Deerlng. Mrs. Albert
Diblee. Mrs. M. H. de Young, Mrs. Ed
ward L. Eyre, Mrs. Arthur "W. Foster.
Mrs. Jamea Follis, Mrs. Mark Gerstle.
Mrs. George H. Howard,"^ Mrs. David
Starr Jordan, Mrs. "William Keith. Mrs.'
Jesse W. Lilienthal. Mrs. James ' Otis
Lincoln. Mrs. Walter S. Martin. Mrs.
Eleanor Martin. Mrs. Charles K. Mo-
Kintosh. Mrs. E. W. McKinstry. Mrs.
Fred W. McNear. Mrs. Percy Perry
Moore. Mrs. James "W. Orr, Mrs. James
Otis, Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Mrs. Ash ton
Potter, Mrs. Harry ~M. Sherman. Mrs.
Leon Sloss. Mrs. llax C. Sloss. Mrs.
Rudolph Spreckels, Mrs. Slgmund Stern,
Mrs. Francis J. Sullivan, Mrs. Benja
min Ide Wheeler. Mrs. Virgil Williams,
Mrs. Ynea Shorb "White and airs.
Mountford S; Wilson.
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Women teachers in England will t>»
fined .- If ' they marry. This is Hkely to
make them hard to find-— Cleveland
Parisian • husbands . present their
wives with gold medals. If t ha .wives
reciprocated according to the average
husbands-d eserts there . would be a
shortage in the leather market.— New
YotJc Herald. \u25a0
If- battleships continue to be built
at the rate desired jby the administra
tion, the* stata names will after a while
have "been all used^ Then Fighting
Bob will have hU , chance to get a
monster called after him.— Virginian-
• • •
. Even If he meets with' defeat again
in.,1908.: Mr. .Bryan will undoubtedly
emerge from the wreck ; with enough
material for another book. — Washing
ton Post.
—Judging from the amount of tiock
inflations, some of our railroads are
Inland waterways. — Philadelphia Norttf-

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