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SCHWERIN does not improve the situation as regards the Pacific Mail steamship company when he mis represents the facts in a manner so easily, exposed. Mr. Schwerin in his speech at New York on Friday complained that the steamship corporation which he represents was fined $421,000 for infractions of the shipping laws and regulations and was compelled to pay $260,000 of those fines. He characterizes the regulations as onerous and oppressive. Now the collector of the port of San Francisco, Mr. Stratton, declares that Mr. Schwerin's charge has no other foundation than the fact that the Pacific Mail company paid $400 in fines. All the other penalties imposed were remitted. Mr. Schwerin's ' queer tale of woe included a .further charge that the rules made by the interstate commerce^ commission were exacting and injurious to his business. On this point he is met at once by Commissioner Lane, who says : The interstate commerce commission, has made no restrictions on boat carrying traffic whatever. Not one rule has been made affecting that. business. The interstate commerce law requires that through rates; when established by water and rail connections, shall be published with the commission." In compliance with this law, which is of 20 years' standing, trans-Pacific steamship lines running out of San Francisco have published their rates, which upon business to the orient have been about the same as for the rail haul to San Francisco alone. All the commission has done has been to endeavor to see that the provisions of the law and of tariffs filed have been complied with, and for this the commission is certainly not to blame. Mr. SchwennMoes not help his cause by glaring misrepresenta tion of facts. The Pacific Mail company conducts a useful and beneficial trade that San Francisco could not lose without grave in jury to the commercial interests of the port, and we believe that the people of the United States as a whole are coming round to the opinion that in order to maintain the standard of American ship ping and its personnel the government should offer subsidies, fol lowing the custom of all important maritime nations. But that opinion will not be assisted but rather set back by ill judged and apparently malicious misrepresentation coming from Mr. Schwerin. We say "malicious" with full deliberation. Mr. Schwerin is merely the indiscreet echo of the men for whom he works. The bitter and angry feeling that Mr. ' Harriman holds for Roosevelt finds expression in the half baked and irresponsible utterances of Mr. Schwerin. That is the politics of it. It is a pretty cheap sort of politics that rests on silly and untrue charges so easily exposed. GROVE JOHNSON SMOKED OUT THE impartial- observer nicely. balances conjecture in the effort to decide whether Assemblyman Grove L. Johnson has" re turned to the fold of William F> Herrin and the Southern Pa cific political brueau or is merely begging to.be l£t in again. We know that Mr. Johnson for a season posed as a bad Indian and sought to make himself troublesome to the powers, but" his en deavor had small success and people who were sincerely opposed to railroad domination of politics did not trust him. He was a flat failure in the role of insurgent Now it seems he would like to get back on the reservation or has already got there. It is poor picking in the brush. All that; is well. The people who want to break up the Herrin combination and drive it out of politics have not the Jeast use for Johnson an.d do not trust him. • The Lincoln-Roosevelt league rejoices in Mr. Johnson's en mity. *He has been smoked out. All his life he has stood for pro gram rule in politics. Even now he points with pride to the elec tion of a United States senator that was compassed by the most shameless corruption ever known in California. That election he characterizes now as proof of popular sanity. The people, in fact, had nothing to say about it. Higgins and Buckley, Bill Stow and .Vrooman attended to all that and divided the swag with a -select band of followers. It is not surprising that Johnson should rejoice to see a return to the political practice of those days. ' It is quite in character that Johnson should ; signalize his last day in office by an attempt to grab a little matter of $25 that he had not earned. To.be sure the statutes say he could have the money whether he earned it or not. He' is saved from being a sneak thief by operation of law.- . Do it again, Johnson, and keep at: it. Every . time, you open your mouth it is worth votes to the Lincoln- Roosevelt- league. The only thing the league had. to fear was that Johnson and men like Johnson might have fastened themselves on the movement. But Johnson has been smoked out. We might now have a symposium from Walter Parker, Jere Burke, and George Hatton ori^the same subject. They don't like the league any more than Johnson.^ It is a pitiful and melancholy spectacle presented by this^hoary; ancient swashbuckler begging for shelter in his old age. anoJ down on his knees before Herrin pleading for the crumbs -and ;ready to abase himself by glorifying infamy! Is this what should accom pany old age? • . H9 HELP FOR THE HONEST CORPORATION SENATOR McCUMBER of North Dakota wili introduce a 'bill during the coming session of Congress providing for fed eral incorporation of companies doing an interstate business; He does not propose to make incorporation^under national law compulsory, but would leave it optional with the incprporators; The scope of the bill is ;\u25a0 indicated! by* the following section :^ r '\ . Such association shall in such articles' consent and agree to subject , itself EDITORIAL PAGE *-— — — ; — — — ; ~ — -I — — : — — and to conform to all needful rules and regulations which may be adopted by the secretary of commerce and labor for the conduct of its business; and that it will, at such time or times as may be required by, said secretary*, submit its books* and records for inspection. and examination by any person designated for that purpose by him, and shall render to said secretary, when ever required, a full statement showing its financial condition and manner of conducting its business;, that it will at no ; time issue new stock in excess of the cash value.of its assets, and then only in siich sum as shall be approved by. said secretary upon a valuation : made by him. It is generally v understood that Roosevelt favors some such measure and will make recommendations accordingly in his forth coming message to congress. Indeed, some shrewd people in Washington hint that Mr. IMcCumber's bill is a forehanded jump, for the Roosevelt band wagon. - It is not a very long jump, but it seems all right; as far as it goes. The chief advantage of the bill, lies in , the fact. that cor porations doing business under it, could not water their stoqk. In a word, federal license of incorporation would act as a sort of cer tificate 6f good moral character and. a permanent'divorce from the sins of high finance./ It would be a great thing for the honest cor porations, of which there are many. THE FLEET SHOULD STAY IN THE PACIFIC THE Oregonian finds plenty of good reasons why the greater paj^t of; the. fleet should stay in the, Pacific, and, indeed, every consideration "'that bears oh .the maintenance of a navy by, this country' points that way. Yet the angry tone of certain powerful New York newspapers on this subject shows what ef forts will be made to bring/back the fleet to touch with Eastern commercial interests. This is the way it looks to the Oregonian: The presence ctf the larger portion of our fleet of warships is needed on the/ Pacific coast more than on the.Atlantic, because it is on the/Pacific that the world's great' battles; of the future will probably" be, fought. The Atlantic coast is admirably fortified in land defense, and with 'a comparative small war fleet could repel and defeat all comers. : A still greater guarantee of lasting peace /in that ; part of the world is found in / the strength of the commercial and/social ties which connect the eastern part/ of the" United States with the only European countries geographically, situated so' that they could become formidable foes. Civilization is in-a'more^chaotic state across the Pacific than it is across the Atlantic, and the danger: of .a rupture of peaceful relations is much greater than it is with the people who dwell along the shores of the Atlantic, r The outlying possessions of the United States are almost wholly in the Pacific. An attack on the mainland is almost: incon ceivable. Any military force that could possibly be landedwould be smothered by mere force of numbers, but the Philippine and Hawaiian archipelagos and the great peninsula of Alaska are easy marks <6r! : in vasion. We 'do not know whether a ; fleet, is needed ) at all, but if it is wanted anywhere the Pacific ocean is the place. Quite probably we shall not need the navy for anything but moral, ef fect, but if we.'had no such thing we should probably need it very badly. Keeping up the. navy is a form of national insurance. Cannon has definitely^ added himself to the Barkis list. . j Radium is now,' only $l! 000.000 an ounce. Clearing -house , certificates taken. ' • - One of the longest words existing is the Greek' word for hash, which I WEALTHIEST. MENl— 'Subscriber. Oakland. ; It is said' that Uhe/we'althiest men \u25a0 in "the -.world? at; this -time* are^thft Shah of Persia and ; the czar pft ßussia, estimated to -be -worth a .billion each; Th>. /estimated/ fortune •:' of .^ John v;- D." Rockefeller; ls half a : billion. \u0084' \TJI SUBMARINE BOATS-rJ.L., Soulsby .Ville, Cal./ For:such',informatiohraß.ybu desire/address a ; communica.tionit9ithV "congrressmah of; your 'district, >who will obtain;; It. for/you from the navy de partment.. _ / -.\u25a0'"'--"'\u25a0 TATTOO MARKS-^Ar Victim, . City; Th e rfollowingr'iisjf given as ; a' means; of removing- tattoo marks from the liuman body: ""Make a mass of theconsistency Mr. Johnson Has Adjourned NOTE> AND COMMENT has almost as jinanyj letters as \ there are; ingredients in the boarding house delicacy. Heavy cotton ducks ar<; in; demand for. -domestic "'consumption /at ; top prices) ,; according Jto ;a' 'commercial paper. '• And riot; a word does it say about ; how" to r c"ook/ them. Answers to Queries of doughof salicylic acid "and glycerin; apply with adhesive plaster 'for a; week.' Then', remove. : the; layer '.'of V .epidermis over ; the martciand^apply f salicylic 'acid and' glycerin as before. •'• Repeat if nec essary,'- twice."."", ;C'.^.';; " ; v INDIANS— Reader, City. , / Indians' may 'become citizens *of the- 'United Statessby giving \up>thelr' tribal srela tiohs.v Children lbbrn, of Indiahlparents not members of /any .- recognized"} tribe are citizens, v ' v ; /"CONTRACTirA.BS.; Berkeley, Cal. The 'question, asked - ; about a" v contract is v one s that'calls/for;t 'calls/ for; a Judicial 7 opinion^" ,whlch?/thlsi department, docs; not give." Consult- avreputable /lawyer.'/;^ "; By The Call's Jester BOODLE-DO OX WATERED STOCK The Boodle-do bird In a grafted tree. On -the Upmost, topmost, bough, Had a smile on his bill as I passed that "way, So I asked for ths reason to hear what he'd say, And these are the 'words of his answer ing lay: j / '.'This water stock business was puz - * zllng me, I And why railroads did It I never could see. But I've solved the riddle. 'Tis plain as can be-r- . Herrin* and other Fish live In the sea. So stock of the railroads is watered with vim So they might live upon land and yet . I keep In the swim." . - f / VINNY VINCENT. Fishes have been discovered In Gua temala with two pairs of eyes. One : pair does duty above water and the pther below, the fish thus being, able >to see equally wellin each element. Thanksgiving Festivities Fill Calendars of Club Women Kathleen Thompson LUNCHEONS, ; banquets and .other purely social events are beginning to fill the calendars of the women's : clubs, \u25a0 for the . holiday season nat urally draw's the thoughts of wives, mothers and daughters to feasting.re unions and" good cheer. Last week did hold some important civic meetings, but , the . big holiday claims almost; the entire,week to come, and business of all sorts ; must wait s for the first .week of December. *"*\u25a0*\u25a0 The San Francisco musical- club held a . splendid' meeting .Thursday which was "_weH" attended by, the city's music" loving \ maids and * matrons. - Last week 1 the /club -entertained; Miss Adele Verne,' ;who. played /delightfully, four selections. This , week's program was exceptionally "good.; . Mrs.- John ; Darwin Gish .was first /ori; the program; : and sang: Pergolesi's ; "Nina", (" 'Tis 'Three Long; Days")."; This was followed by Couperin's -suite for! piano'. in G,! minor.; composed in'the'mlddle^of; the seven teenth century, and J consisting "of z the allemande, oourante I and 11. sarabando with gavotte, /glgue ; and "La Fleurie oela^TendreNanetto.'^This: was 1 played by; Mrs.vTV.* S.*, Noyes.;" .The ;next number wasva. vocal ; duet W Mrs. Gish'and Mrs., William )R.'/ Jenkins,' who ; sang Mozart's -"Che Soave," from "Figaro." Mrs. -, Ihgleborg ; Larsen : sang ; Ros sini's J'Bel-ragglo."; from "Semiramlde." and' Mrs. ; 'R.\N.vAylwin; played Grieg's ."Holberg-Huite". for the ; piano,' which consists -the. praeludlum.V. the . sara bande,''a ;Bavot\e, : J and -the*: concluding air. "SA" S A- solo , f roni iyerdi'8 l --'Aid^.". L'inr sana Parola," by MrsJ Jenkins.'followed and^ the ; program \u0084was. was "concluded by Miss Claire r^Ferran.^.who played the presto -'and - andante : moyements'of Sin ding's' suite ;. for;-thie' violin. > A .memorable meetingvof ; th« Cali fornia; club \u25a0 took place 'iWednesda y, af ternoon.';wh>n,the;clvic session" had'for its ; guests- and speakers. 'some^. of '\u25a0= the worn.en v prominent* In - San ': Francisco's training "BChooT^ arid • probatfon work. The>' discussion/was i conducted - by 5 Mrs.' Xavier.- Roelker,",. one of Ithe . probation court;': oflflcers.;- The> topic i of the ; day was* the of; properly housing, feeding, 'educating and refining the girls of San Francisco's a poorest ; « forking classpß.^and .under «thlsl head co-opera tive homes, clubs.'jschools, visits /and lessons: were: discussed.^. Mrs. John- F. Mofr !ll- was": the? first- to] speakfahd was followed! b>7Mrs.VMargarft'Deane;iwho brought a great deal/of practical- knowl. NOVEMBER 25, 1907 Hugo Mansfeldt Announces tie Will Make Last Public Appearance at the Fairmont Saturday Walter Anthony AS the . tree towers majestically white the ax of the woodman U picking at Its ; base, so Hugo Mansf eld t's spirit remains un touched though time is touching his fin gers. He says he will play fn. public bu< once more. That will be Saturday aft ernoon in the ballroom of the Fairmont hotel. After that final recital he will retire to' his and spend his re maining years of artistic" life In im parting to others tKs gifts so richly his own. He does not want to Play if he does not find his fingers as nimble as his brain. Years have taken some of the elasticity of- the former, while merely ripening the mind. But Hugo Mansfeldt Is too much of an artist to permit himself to be heard when there Is an Impediment to his music ; speech. tie will play once more and defy time to show it has meddled with his tech nique. It Is no aspersion on the work of others to say that Mansfeldt has done more for the development of mu sical culture in this city, and hence on the coast, than any other of the artists to whom we owe so much. • •_ • • California received Its first glimpses of the beauty that there Is In Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Schu mann, piano trios, quartets and quin tets through Mansfeldt. He was a pio neer In directing the way through the flowers and grasses of the land of the classics. Seven years ago Mark Ham bourg played the Rubinstein G minor concerto here. He thought It had never been heard in San Francisco. But ho was shown. a program given by Hans feldt 22 years before Hambourg's visit, and the program contained the Rubin stein concerto. If this gr.»at pupil of Liszt was a pio neer in the cause of real music, giving it to the people from his own heart and hands, he was no less a power In the harder and thankless work of teaching. In keeping alive faith In good music, training minds to think it as. well as hands to play It. Hugo Mansfeldt has been and will continue to be a mighty force. • • • Her.9 Is the program for next Satur day afternoon, it will close the vol ume of Hugo Mansfeldt's public contri butions to piano music: \u25a0 /I— r Sonata, C sharp minor, op." 27. No. 2, adagio sostenuto, allegretto, presto agitato (Beethoven). II — Aria (Pergolese). Glgue (Bach). Album LA&t (Father Dominic), Minuet (Schubert), Romance (Schumann), Per petual Motion (Weber). Ill— Fairy Story (Raff), Andante spi anato and .Polonaise, op. 22 ((Chopin). IV— Song Without Words. Wiegen lisdchen.- Sketch, Lady of Shalott (Al bert I. Elkus); Campanella (the little bell)_ (Liszt). V — Romania f rom "Tannhau3er" (Wagner-Liszt); Wedding March and Fairy Dance from "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn-Liszt). • • • It Is an American habit to reduce everything to figures. A book is a good book if it eell3 out a score of edi tions, a. - song Is a good Song if it reaches a sale of 5.000 copies and up ward,, and a play is a good play, if It runs at such- and such a. theater* so and so many nights.- The . advantages of this method of estimating artistic excellence cannot be -denied.' - It is so "The Moral Issue Be Damned" (From the Hartford If ever an American city had to choose, with -open eyes, between good and evil— civic righteousness and civic rottenness— it was San Francisco this month. We know what San Francisco's choice, was. How about San Francis co's newspapers? Seventeen of them either took the devil's side openly and brazenly, or gave it stealthy aid and comfort. Others stood aloof, silent and neutral. Just three— The Call, the Bulletin and the Coast Seamen's Journal — were on the Lord's side all the time and with all their might. Hearst's Examiner. Schmitz's great friend in his prosperous days, left him as the rat leaves the doomed ship. In this fight it was for young Dan Ryan . against Mayor Taylor. The edog to the subject! Mrs. Deane has been', the president of St. Margaret's Catholic home for working girls for some years. Mrs. Rosalie Kaufman fol lowed with a semthumorous and.whol ly Interesting" talk of the work the Emmanuel sisterhood has done on these lines, and - Mrs. \ de Leon of Berkeley asked the' assembled clubwomen for theirhelp In the movement, to estab lish a law making both boys and gliJs under the age of 21 minors. Miss Stacltmuller spoke very sensiMy of the objections to the establish ment of the - co-operative homes., and Mrs. H. 11.., Hart closed the announced program with a few .words about - the great need /for ; real education among working/girls. An open discussion fol lowed by, members, and guests and tea and ices closed one of the most Inter esting sessions yet held by the club. league of the Cali fornia club gave a luncheon Saturday to membters. and guests In the club rooms. The occasion was merely, a social one and proved a delightful af fair.; The tables were-daintlly deco rated /with cut ; blossoms*and \u25a0 asparagus fern, and a specially appointed recep tion committee met the arriving guests, who enjoyed a delicious luncheon. Th© women lingered for nearly two .hours over; thcluncheon, and were enthusias tic In their thanks to the hostesses of LilS 3Lj>* SL I T. \u25a0 Henry Payot repeated his enjoya'ole talk : on Venice Tuesday afternoon for the members and guests of the Mills club. -The rain did ; not prevent a full attendance- and the assembly .room of the; Sequoia club, where the meeting was held, was well filled. \ Payot made his topic interesting anil sum* splendid glass plates added to the realistic pic ture, his; words "created. v Some 'of. the least known beauties of Uhe"; exquisite Italian city were "-noted 'br Payot In his talk. The members and guests had on- this occasion* the, added pleasure of seeing ;the ; splendid oil; and water color 'exhibit* in : the rooms of the Sequoia ; The Atrocity, club held Its first meet ing sinee ithe big fire Thursday,. with a full a tendance of officers and members Although ; the club Is still ; a^ small' one It occupies ; a, : prominent "place . ; among the city's i : literary i organizations and will -have; its. headquarters; In ; the Arts and i- Crafts building, Presidio -, avenue and -WaShlngton; street. The LaurcT Hall club held tninter easy; it brings psychology ,mto tn» realms of mathematics and converts arc to an exact science. -From various .sources of consider able reliability figures have been gleaned to prove Amerlea'3 devotion to C-.usio. The schedule will be the more Interesting In view of Geraldlne Far rar*s recently quoted and ln?rtantly de nied aspersions on the United States as a music loving nation. It will be re membered that the American prima donna was repoited to. have said at the Berlin royal opera house, a week or so ago. that "Americans are deficient In artistic appreciation.", and that "art is an impossibility in the United States." The soprano, who sings bet ter-than she talks, was quoted far and wide, and very properly denied having made the remarks attributed to h«r high priced vocal apparatus. At that she may be right, but America cer tainly Is good to the hand that strikes it. • • • Dr. Muck, who, though engaged un^, der contract in Germany by the gov-J| ernment as royal director, still stays Irx Boston on a furlough and g<*ts %ls.nn<i for a short season of symphony In tha American culture town. Dr. Emll Paur. now of Cincinnati, formerly of Ger many, gets $12,000 to stay over thera and teach us how , to play on an or chestra with a baton; Carl Pohllg g*t» $5,000 for staying three months In Phil adelphia at the head of that city's or chestra; Dr. Safanoff consoles him self in his five months" banishment from European music centers by th» thought that th» National conservatory and Philharmonic 6rchestra will give him $22,000 to spend when he goes back to Germany. Impresario Hammer stein pays Carapanini at th 9 Manhattan opera house $1,200 a week in coin to keep the Manhattan bandsmen to gether. At the end of the season Cam panini may go back to Italy with $30,000 to bet that America doesn't like music. Gustav Mahler was lused away from the Imperial opera In Vienna t<> direct the orchestra at the Metropoli ton. Conried's baited string was weighted with $20,000. Mahler has to stay in New York's Inartistic com munity from February 1 to April 13 to get the money. • • • Romeo Frlck. a barytone recently from the east, will give a song recital at Ebell hall In Oakland tonight- Frick will sing a varied program. Bizet. "Wag ner, Schumann. Beethoven. Brahma. Schubert. Rosinl. La Forge, Metcalf Grieg 1 , Bennett. Hugo Wolf and Tirin delli are some of the composers whos* works he will Interpret. The program is an ambitious and taxing one, but well within the powers, poetic J^kt musical, of th* singer, according/*/* European and American preas notices. • • • Music has always been made th<» feature of the Elks' memorial. services. Xext Sunday at th<» Alcazar theater tha annual memorial event will take place. and the Treble Clef club will sing Mar chettl's "Aye Maria" and ' "Peace" by Victor Harri3. The chorus Is composed of fifty female voices, under the direc tion of Paul Steindorff. Mrs. Oscar Coiner is president. • • • The active members of the Mansfeldt club gave a piano recital at California Club hall last Thursday. Miss Selma Werner. Miss Grace St. John. Miss Eula Howard and Miss Carrie Scheuerman contributed the piaha numbers." M. H. de Young Coorant, Not. 14. > Chronicle supported Mayor Taylor oa business grounds, but rildn't give th« aid of one good word to District Attor ney Langdon. The Chronicle Is owned by Michael Harry de Young. There we.V a good many conferences in this fall's cam paign. At one of them, the Bulletin reports. Proprietor de Young defined his personal position in 10 illuminating \u25a0words: "The moral issue be damned"* he said. "What we wsut is prosperity.'* Since "Wall street's speckled chicken came home to roost the country ha* been hearing that sentiment — les» bluntly worded — from the lips of p?j4| sons much more intelligent, much raor* important, than Michael Harry d« Young of San Francisco. Turn it over, look at it. and see what It really means. esting meeting Wednesday In, the Cali fornia club rooma. A business meeting, which was attended only by members and officers of the club, took place at 2 o'clock. ;At 3 o'clock guests were ad mitted and listened to a most interest ing paper. "A California Woman at tha Oriental Capital." by Mary V. T. Law rence and some delightful songs from Miss Elfi> Volkmann. who recently re turned from several years' study In Dresden. An hour's talk over the tea cups finished the afternoon very pleas antly. The Corona club has bidden its friends to a meeting: Friday, afternoon, when the feature will be a talk from Jame3 D. Phelan. He will speak of "San Francisco." some of the present aspects of the city's growth and som* of Its needs. It would be hard to se lect any one better, fitted to make thli topic interesting and inspiring, and the ha-U undoubtedly will be crowded wit* llstenem. Before the lecture Miss Claire Farren will give one or t«ro violin selections and a barytone *A&o by E. Boyson will conclude th» -Aj- Sram. \u25a0 The members of the Association of Collegiate Alumna* will be hostesses at a luncheon Saturday in the rooms of the California club In Clay street. The long table* will be appropriately dec orated with the banners and colors of the various colleges and with flowers and? Terns will make a pretty picture. Aft«r luncheon an entertainment will be. given by December graduates of the University of California and of Leland Stantord Jr. university, which promises to be an affair quite out of the ordi nary. Some of the performers "are ex ceptionally clever and the program has \u25a0 been arranged to dlsplav »a^~ various talents to great advantage. Miss Helen Wooster Peckhara Is presi dent of the association and Miss Helen C. Prutsraan corresponding secretary. The Mill Valley Outdoor art club dramatic section/ Rave a splendid littl* program November 1 14 which filled th« artistic little clubhouse and brought a gratifying sum to the civic department of the 'club. The- chief feature of th» program was a play. "My Aunt From California," in which members of th» club took part. There were; also some good musical number? and the evening ended with dancing. Ices and coffee. Theilittle country club is an enter ing one and It is not eclipsed byjany organization of Its nature in the state. There are no regular club meetings In December, but a Christmas "Jinks Is an* nounced for December 23.