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MONDAY
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MR. SCHWERIN'S STUPID MISREPRESENTATION OF
MR. R. P. 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
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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.

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