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A tele gram from Muskogee, Okla., tells that.the trans-Mississippi commercial congress, now. in session at Muskogee, will hold next year's meeting in San Francisco. - It is not only cheering but significant news, indicating the feeling that exists toward our regenerated city. The world has learned tha? we have rebuilt ourselves morally and are achieving ; wonderful things in rebuilding ourselves physically. It has heard -that San Francisco is self-sufficing, self-supporting, self-reliant. The song of our riveting machines, the sound of the whirring saw and the tapping hammer have carried to all the corners of our epantry, until our city is looked upon as a marvel for recuperation. ;^he does not "sit indifferent to fate,*' but challenges fate T and is winning in the battle. She \ has driven political leprosy from her walls and is able to say to all the world, *' Behold me, clean, pro gressive, triumphant over disasters, both great and small!" It is -estimated that between 5.000 and 10,000 people will attend this congress, for the California delegation has extended a cordial invitation to the "women folks.'' And truly we will have some- thing worth showing these visitors from all the states west of the Mississippi. A year ago they could have seen little better than four square miles of debris and ashes, dotted with shacks and tem porary buildings. Now we can -show them clean government; pros perity, in spite of a cruel pinch in the money market; skyscrapers by the score, in various stages of completion; some large residence districts entirely built nntp t others partly so: busy and prosperous 'shopping centers, and for music could bid them listen to the song that rebuilding makes. A year from how we can point out still greater marvels to them — a city built better than we had ever dreamed; a city with a" greater population than existed here before the great disaster ; a "city with people living in peace and plenty. .We will not need to boast that we have overcome a series • of unparalleled physical and moral obstacles. Our works will speak for themselves. And it should not be forgotten that much of the credit for bringing this congress to San Francisco is due to H. D. Loveland, president of the board of trade, whose eloquence was a large factor in winning the day for this city. BAD TASTE OF JUSTICE BREWER MR. JUSTICE- BREWER of the United States supreme court is hard to please. Apparently he holds the president respon sible, for all the floating talk of politicians and the scatter ing fire of gossip printed in the newspapers about a third term. That is the only premise on which Justice Brewer can base • his declaration that Roosevelt is "playing hide and seek with the .' American . people.*' Now, a certain responsibility, even for after dinner utterance, is dee from men holding the exalted position of Justice Brewer. ~A justice of the supreme court is, or should be, by virtue of his office, precluded from flippant speech about the chief magistrate of. the nation. If he has ground for his accusation he owes it to himself and the people he serves to produce the • specifications. Justice Brewer's words are virtually an accusation of falsehood . /directed at the president of the United States.' He charges Roose velt with bad faith and a'design or desire to repudiate his declara tion that he would not be a candidate for a third term. What is . the evidence on which. Justice Brewer bases his charge? The | accuser produces none. : There is no such evidence. Roosevelt can not control the \ [political gossips and wire pullers who would like to see him run ; again. He can not get an injunction to restrain newspapers from ! printing what people say about him. Possibly the theory is that | the president should, let us say, once a week, on Monday morning at the opening of .business, make a solemn public "announcement : that he is still of the same mind. A settled practice of this sort, <v;hile it might reassure persons of cynical, or skeptical habit, like Justice Brewer, would be virtual admission that the president thought that the American people suspected him of bad faith. Yet it is even possible that were some such ceremonial observance solemnly arranged there might still be persons, like Justice Brewer, who would not be satisfied or convinced, because they do not want • to be convinced. Theodore Roosevelt is far from being perfect. He is very 'human, choleric, perhaps, and impulsive, and it may even be that • the American people love him all the more for these qualities, which i have their root in aa acute sense of . indignation at wrong.' It is •certain that no man, being 'an honest man, will accuse the presi ident of insincerity. It is very plain that in the -war he has waged 2gainst dishonesty in high places he has made many enemies. W r ith L t£ose enemies Justice Brewer.apparently, ranges himself. We should -"not lightly apply to Justice Brewer the maxim that a man is known by the company he keeps, but it is a grave scandal of, national significance when a justice of the supreme court can not withhold ' flippant speech, based onnothing and reflecting on the good faith of the president. LIBELER AND SNEAK •» rR. HEARST finds the libel prosecution by William Astor !\/i ( -^ ian^ cr -.somewhat embarrassing. It is not that the gates j_YJ_ of prison yawn for him or the, turnkey stalks behind, because he is not in serious danger of going to jail— not yet— but -he has been caught and nailed doing dirty politics in the customary EDITORIAL PAGE way characteristic of the Hearst newspapers , wherever published. The people of San Francisco know the" style and 'method by experience. I . v .-,'.. v. . . •' * ".. . . ~ William Astor Chanler. has a brother who ran for lieutenant governor of New York on the same ticket with Hearst for gov ernor last year. Chanler was elected by a comfortable plurality." Hearst was defeated. It was a hard slap in the face and Hearst does not readily forgive; If he can not get back at Louis Stuy vesant. Chanler he is quite ready io take it out on the family. Besides his original cause of offense, Louis Stuyvesant Chanler has recently developed something of a boom for the democratic nomi nation for president. No man in a position of that sort is safe from attack in the Hearst newspapers. , We all know. the plan. We saw it in active operation during the summer here in the sneaking attacks on District Attorney Langdon and the graft prosecution. The newspapers, whether -in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, dare not say openly what they desire to convey by indirection. Therefore, an attempt was made to connect the Chanler family with a malodorous case in the New York courts, in which anactor of dubious* fame is most concerned. In the same policy of the sneak was the effort to evade service and deny responsibility for • the publication, but all these tricks did not avail, .and Hearst "was finally run to ground. Hearst Jikes to pose as a man of mystery. To drag him into a vulgar police court and brand him libeler and sneak was a ; bitter indignity. £1 ENATOR FORAKER^S stuffed dub has been heard from. The senator has organized a league of so called republican j^J dubs in Ohio, professing to represent the whole party. As a matter of fact, the league is stuffed witH federal office . hold ers who owe their places to the senator. That explains their indorsement of him for the republican nomination for president. Of course,;they know that Foraker has not the most remote chance of getting -the nomination, but - the thing sounds well and is not meant so much to ; boost Foraker as to stab Taft in the back. It is the small politics of a small -man, who, an forty years of public life, has never learned anything better and is unable to rise above these petty tactics. Of course, it is regarded as . an open declaration of war by the Taft forces in Ohio, and they' can not ignore the challenge. It must sooner or later come 'to a show down between the contending • factions in OhioV and if the Taft following proves 1 the stronger \u25a0it may even drive Foraker out of public, life. / . In the meantime the crowned heads of .Europe are falling over each other in the , effort to meet the secretary of war, who is tryingto make up his mind how. best to dodge the lineup of kings and emperors without . appearing to be rude.' He will attend to Brother' Foraker later. \ - , " • : -Up to this time it has been a. nothing extra session-'-" . - , \u25a0, .\u25a0 \u25a0...;; :--]'r^. The Los Angeles bankers believe that receiving is more . blessed than 'giving. .' / -'"\u25a0 '-\u25a0 ':'\u25a0'.'\u25a0 w-" Bryan says that fonr years enough for a j president: r _ Bryan will never get enough^" V The paving of oor streets is to be^ gia soonl'V Her e'sT hoping-; that -.they will . not ;be. paved, as before, with bad intentions. Defenders of peanuts as an-' article of : diet are upheld in communication s to ; the : New -Times. These Jde feadcrs^have.it^all;their own i way— In the Cauld Blast FORAKER'S CHALLENGE NOTE AND COMMENT the; experimenters with the goobers are too dead to tell of their'drawbacks. PaGilraan must be disappointed at trro of : his daughters ~ being 3 married without creating . any \u25a0 - particular scandal.::' ' : '\u25a0-;'\u25a0 "'- :"] '\u25a0';},\u25a0:\u25a0/-. '-' -.*.' v --."-:V ?< : Taft, Bryan, Fairbanka ; and Cannon have aU been -in railway wrecjes 'during the J past '\u25a0 few/inonths;^ -railway companies seem'to - treat \u25a0 friend "and foe' ; aiike. : • \u25a0' ' .; '\u25a0\u25a0•" "\ V' ; ' . ; ,"", \u25a0The names (of several ) of oar .o-toti princes "joi finance have * been \u25a0 inscribed on* the i police - blotter'; but '\u25a0- Salmon \u25a0of Tahiti i s th e first ' prince of -> the I b lood rcrv-al r to « achieve 7 ' such - in San-Francisco. \u25a0 : ; .\u25a0 ; "•\u25a0-?. :: By The Call's Jester •: | .VEEDS VTTTSG -Mix Grace. ILXanßff. nee Mrs. Grace 11. Aa detsan, se« Miss Gate 1L Drtansaajd. bas sscd for* dlrorce. —^Ex*ailnar. .' A rare case this, one that demands; A deep investigation; ' For to be born so many times i Smacks of reincarnation. • And then to have the given narns And title "Miss" both waiting. Would make one think the parents were in haste about her mating. And still the wonder grows, for next She's born already married- — A circumstance* that puzzles quite A^pubUc sadly harried. . Such things upset all preconcelvwX - And fondly nurtured notions. . And make one feel as though doped with Some witch's magic potions. i For "nee" maans born— and she was born A "miss" and then a_**rnissus,** Although ' they .say that wedding Is Not one of heaven's blisses. . So what shall we conclude from this Sad case of language mixing. - Except that when It comes to French Sores editors n*«d fixing? r DECIDEDI.Y UXDECTDED "She's a yery decided young lady. Isn't she?** "Well, no. She's kept me worrying for weeks by refusing to decide." W. J. W. Japan's Exhibition THE exhibition to be held In " TOyko In 1912. according to the "China • Telegraph* is to-be called the grand exhibition. of Japan.' It is to be held .between April . X and October iU 1912.' and "... is \ Intended to ; demonstrate the";- growth of .Japanese industry, civilization. 'and. Resources. It is not only proposed to 'be V the " greatest * fair held i ln . Japan,, but " to give ' accommo dations' to the different exhibits of for eign countries." , The .<: expenditure. In clusive ', of -: 10,000,000 yen (1 yen— l 9.3 cents), :, to Ibe ; defrayed; by -. the central government, ; will Ibe an unprecedented amount,- together with : ; that i to ; be ex pended -by I provincial governments and new ; territories. In addition to ample facilities •: to^-be "given I to . foreign I. ex hibitors. - the 'I erection .of ; special > halls by. foreign •countries Is anticipated, and the required -tracts of :land are to: be offered gratuitously. - Canadian Irhpofts CONSUL : CHARLES DEAL '\u25a0 of St. John. ;Que^; reports that , the : cus • - tomsj revenue of : . the Dominion for the six" months ending 'August 1 • ghbws an, increase rofsS,43l,23ftover^thdr ofsS,43l,23ftover^thd same time 1 last ;\u25a0 year.' The " total "collections were, J31.412.735.; The for August lwerejss,2o3,63S,';an;lncreasa~of $545^253 over t August ?; last J , year.- iThe completed £ returns \u25a0: of --' customs "\u25a0. duties collected \u25a0 at ; Montreal, i the ' largest : port of ; entry jln \ Canada,* during i the "'month of i September.Tsho w ; that ;; there : wai an increasel over ; the same ; month; of - 130S of -t \\% 2,54TJ-y.; Sep tember^completed 4 the firs t : half : of •; the ", present ' fiscal i year and the vtotal collectlona ; f or • the < portTshow 53,885^560,';. agalnstj:th«CsTrm=; of \u25a0 $6.939, 5S ? ;' f or ~ th e" s tx corresp<>Rdin?r months in laas/'an" increase of 11.536.J32.;' •' NOVEMBER 23, 1907 The Smart Set SEVERAL hundred society people win gather at the Coliseum rink Monday 'evening for the skating event to be given by tha Albert Sidney Johnston chapter cf the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Same 'of ? the smart set's most prominent maids,. and matrons are members of this organization, and besides that tha work that they are doing in caring for the veterans of the civil war is "one that appeals to people generally. So' that there. ls every prospect of a fash lonaale assemblage at tha rink as Mon day ' night. Thera will be excellent music and a good floor, which will make the popular amusement doubly attractive. Among the patronesses of the event ara: Mrs. Eleanor Martin. Mrs. William Pritchard. Mrs. J. de Barth Saorb-. Mrs. William Alirtch. Miss Carrie Gwin. Mrs. George May nard. Mis. E. P. Cole. Mrs. A. W. Fos ter, Urs. WUHam Gwin. - Mrs. Ynea Shorb White and Mrs. Phoebe Hearst. The hours announced for th* skating are from 3 to 11. • • • Mrs. T. Walnmorgan Draper and her daughters. Miss Elsa. and Miss Dorotny. have returned to" San Francisco after having spent nearly a year with kins people in Washington. New York and Newport Miss Elaa Draper was in troduced to society here two years ago. but nearly all her social life has been spent in the eastern cities, where she has been entertained extensively. Miss Dorothy may ba Introduced this year. Mrs. Draper and her daughters are now In Mill Valley, where Colonel Draper spent the summer months, and where they will remain for some waeks [ while seeking a trouse In town. Miss Frances Stewart will leave San Francisco Wednesday for New York, where she will ba the guest of Miss Helen Williams during tha winter. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have made their home in Gotham for several months, but they spent last winter here, and Miss Helen ha 3 many friends among San Francisco girls. Miss Stewart will return to California in the spring. Mrs. Thane and her daughter. Miss Gossip in Railway Circles **As the sen of a soldier and having lived in the' "midst of alarms' during xny tender years. I may be accounted a man out cf the ordinary, 1 * remarked Phil K. Gordon, after whom Fort Phil Kearny Is named, "but I must say that traveling on Epes Randolph's trains in the state of Sonora, Mexico, Is liable to cause cold chills to run up . and down your spine. , . T was on the Sonora railway recent ly when the Mexican brakernan ru3hed into our car and spoke excitedly to the conductor, who. by the way. was an American. *VWhat*s the csatterT I asked, for I was interested owing to the excitement of the brakeman. " "Oh," nothing,* replied the conductor, and he continued hla conversation. ; "After the lapse of an hour he slowly gathered himself together and observed tha? he would go forward and ccc what the Mexicans had been doing. "You should have seen that car. It looked like | a butcher's shambles, for somebody had gone a knifing for seme one else, and the end was that it was a free fight for aIL The conductor calmly locked : the door; wired to the next sta tion for tha* police had there was no further trouble. I wonder what would have happened if a car on one of our railroads was turned into a butcher's The Tonopah and Tidewater raQroad Answers to Queries LONGEST WORTJ — Inquirer, Ala meda, CaL In the Standard dictionary are two of the longest dictionary words, "disproportionablenesa"* and **es tabllshmentarianlsm." SI letters each. The conjugate of the latter, "disestab lishmentarlarttsai.'* 24 letters. Is not In the dictionary. Shakespeare, in "Love's Labor's * Lost."* act V. scene 1. makes Costard say: "Oh. they have lived long on the alias basket of words 1 I mar vel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so. long by the head as 'honortftcabllltudinitati bus*; thou art easier \u25a0 swallow ed than a flap dragon." This word of 27 let ters is an infant alongside of oa« used by George D. Prentice in reply to & letter written in sesquipedalian words. Ha wrote that he would be pleased to make answer .if the correspondent would " Interpret for : him : , the **trans admagntacandubandantiality" " of . bis meaning. This -cord has 32 letters and is tha longest in the language that this department has discovered. The 'long est known word, however. Is tha Greek word for hash, which has al most as many syllables as the others have letters. THE LUSITANIA— L. _>. R~ City. The following are the dimensions cf the* large steamer. Lusitasia: Length over all 785 feet, between perpendicu lars 7iQ feet; breadth, molded. 83 feet; depth, molded.. 60 feet 4% .Inches; gross tonnage. 32.500 toss; displace ment 39.000 tons; passenger capacity, erst class. 522; second, 4SO, and third. I.ISS. Indicated horsepower; 53.000. It Is between perpendiculars SO feet longer than was the Great Eastern and a feet wider. The passenger capacity of the Great Eastern was: First class SOO, second 3.000, and -third 1.C03. THE HUDSON— A. P. V., City. In re ply to yanr question "Are the East and North rivers in New Tori part of 'tha Hudson?"- this department says : that the North. ! river is the Hudson for tha distance of the cornraon application cf the .term north, as fa; aa Ta?;an Zee. The East river, purely, a tidal stream. may be- regarded as an affluent of the North river" as seen at the Battery or as a branch, if one views Its Harlem tributary at Spuyten DuyvtL' MAJOLICA WAKE— C &. City. The term _ "mojollca" applied to compact stone ware with a: painted glxze had its origin : in Italy. The making of this kind of ware originated .with : t_» 'Arabs In Spain In tha ninth " century. From there the art < was - taken - to tha island : of Majorca. ' the largest of t_» Balearic group sou theaat of the mouth 'Conditions. in California Tia Califorsia Proswttei ecmaittM wk«l ci fdlawfc* to IU ««« te-^. \u2666- y _ Tori T«««ri*7: «*-••» Caltfarsia. :t=;«tt^w far las last 24 harm: •Eib***^.......:....... .............:....Xfafaßra- &.....JU xtmsa e3 S*a yr«sd«>» ...;........-....„.......JGa1maia 49 JUHmvm' 83 S«Diaj9 ......:............ ...atiaJaaa 50......Xa»i a i«a «3 CMftt mctiThy ia. oaring ti, ,-afc, ef ti» wert iM* rf the v»S«t iMOJ> *** a«» » Tie f«mn4ktians »r» «aaplet«tfar Mm 3Com* teciMiac la o'TiiT.n \u0084-.« « Alma, who are at present in Europe, have written that they will return to San Francisco in February. Before the first of the Friday *«*•» last nigit Miss Mabel Toy® was hoswesa at a dinner party. 10 young peop l» b« iziS ter gnesis. After a pleasant boar at the table hostess and . guests at tended the dance a: tUs Faircon^ The coming out tea cf Misa Kathleen .d, Young will take place **?££%££ In her : parents' tore* i^ street. Invitations cave been **»'-£*'* several hundred people. iia ,r, r %C^f party will be In tee red reception room, and -the large ballroom will also b# With Mrs. de Youn^ and Jie. debutante daughter In tie ««*^f party win be Mrs. Margaret Dean*. Miss Deane. 1H33 Helen de Young. M-*s Constance de Young, in*.^ Geaa \ l r e " Walker. Mis* Au^aaca Fouw. ii-A» Alexandra Hamilton. Miss Helen E^ie.. Miss Mary Keeney. Miaa G«rtrud« Hyda- Smith, M 133 Margaret Hyde-Smlta. iuss Alice Hager. Mrs. Lansing Keliogg, Mrs. John C. WHscn. lira. - Worthington Ames. Mrs. Jamea V. Coleman. Mrs. Eleanor Martin. Mrs. J- P- Clar*. Mrs. Nat Messer. Mrs. Oscar Cooper. Miss Marguerite Barron. Miss Frances Staw art. Miss Lacy King. Misa Editn Simp son and Mrs. Fred MeNear. A dinner to the receiving party will follow tha tea, and this in turn will ba fallowed by an informal dance, to whlci about 39 men have been Bidden. Mrs. Charles W.Hlnchdiffe. who came from Los Angeles a week ago to attend the golden wedding anniversary tea o- Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Clark, will ratsm to tha southern city In a faw days. M 133 Helen Elizabeth Bates was host ess as an Informal tea Thursday after noon, at which a score of society glrli wera guests, among the3e Mi3s Erna Herrmann. Misa Frances Stewart. MLw Elsa Draper. Miss Beatrice Fife, illaa Edith Maa and Miss Ethel Shorbk • • • Miss Golda Charmak. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Charmak. and Louis Dorr will be married Thanksgiving day. Mr. Dorr is the son of Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Dorr and la a gradeata of th» Uni versity of California. has been completed frets Ludlow en tha line of tha Santa Fa to Bear^. Nev.. where connection la mada with - tha Bullfrog-Goldneld railroad to Goldfield and the Tonopah-Goldfield road to To nopah. On December 5 through senrica will b« Inaugurated between Los An geles and Tonopaa. aad th» equipment will consist of Pullman bu^at. standard sleepers and chair cars. Trains will leave Los Angeles at S p. m. and will arrive at - Goldfteld at I:*s pi m. and reach Tonoraa at 3 p. m. next day. • • • It Is whispered in railroad circles thai the reason of the trip of Richard M. Duffy. of tie Santa Fe to- Chicago at this tine of the year ia something acre Important than passenger business. Tc* rumor is that Duffy will brin^r back with him a bride wticsa cojna has beea In tna Windy City. •' • • H. W. Afi^i of tis RocS: Island line* has returned from a trip through, the northerns, part of the state. He said yesterday that the country never before was , so prosperous ; as at present. H» remarked that oranges wera moving qxzz. cf Marysnriile aid OrovCla freely anC that from SOO to I.OQO cars would be sent ea3t from thosa two points during \u25a0W. A. Worthington. who *f** be«n promoted to assist Julius KratLschnltt In the maintenance and operation cf taa Harriman lines. Is In. Uia dcy. of the Erbo, where It was carried on with consideraata svecsss. The first specimens of this kind of ware seen la Italy were brought from this Island It was first called Majorca ware, but th« cazne subsequently becama ma jolica. At first the ' art of covering the ware with a stanniferous enamel as x^sed by the Saracens in Majorca was not known In Italy, but about 113? Luca della Rosla discovered tha secret. During the fifteenth century a factor* for the manufacture of this wara wa» established in Fayenza, France, when the name majolica was dropped and that of faience vu substituted. STATES AND TERRITORIES— L. S.. City. The American union is composed of 13 original and 33 added states. raakins 45 In all. and the territories of New Mexico, Arizona. Indian terri tory. Oklahoma, District" of Columbia. District of Alaska and Hawaii. New Mexico and Arizona were granted per mission to becorae a Joint state, bat while New ilexieo voted ia favor ArJ »ona voted against, so tire two remain territories. Oklahoma, aad Indian ter ritory will become a Joint stata if th« voters cf each vota in favor, but suc^i election has not yet been held. THE CENTURY— Reader. Berkeley. CaL As the Cr3t century commenced with A. IX 1. that century clos«<s wita the year 100, and as slnca that ftrst year the world ha 3 passed through l.*oo odd years.- we are now la the twentieth century. IMPORTANT— M. E. G.. City. Tb* question In the form presented* as "to which is the most important of th« two cities earned U too general to admit of a satisfactory answer. Ask as to what points, and an answer- will b» furnished. WHALING— A. S.. City. What the crew of & whaUng ship gets of tae catch is a matter of agreement at the time of sirnins- articles. If one of the crew has a grfevance against the «aij> «r owners his remedy is In court. NATURALIZATION— S. T. J, City If yon want to be naturaltred g3*to either th» federal courts or any of tae su perior coarta and you wm be fully ad vised as to what you will ha T * to & o to obtain first and final papers. COUSINS AND STEP RELATIVES— Several correspondents. There Is noth ing In the laws of California to pre vent first cousins from marrying ba the^ marriage of step relatives U* for bidden.