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CONCERNING CONSOLIDATION THE sentiment of people of the bay cities -on the matter of consolidation will not be ascertained by looking at the ques tion through the bottom of a glass, but, at the same time, after dinner oratory gives form to opinion, clears the air and, 5f competent, supporting reason is produced, may promote the pro posal to join hands across the bay. A movement of this magni tude, necessarily involving certain interests that conflict, is not accepted on the spur of a moment. Its success or failure must depend in the final resort on the sum and balance of argument finding expression in a popular vote. There is already apparent a divided sentiment, which so far has found expression chief!}' in Oakland. We can not estimate the strength of the feeling against consolidation, but, perhaps, some indication of its inspiration may be gathered from the fact that its spokesmen are mostly professional politicians, like Dargie and Irish. We imagine that the plain people of Oakland might be put on suspicion by the clamorous, spirit of these thrifty patriots. Mr. Irish, by his own confession, has discovered one spot where he resembles St. Paul, but that appears to be an accident. Most of us had supposed he had more points in common with the cele brated vicar of Bray, who contrived to hold his office under four successive sovereigns of widely diverse faith and policy. We do not believe that men of this class speak for the real public opinion of Oakland or the other bay cities. On the other hand, Mr. Elliott, president of the Oakland city council, who favors consolidation, may in a sense be regarded as a politician because he holds office, but he does not live by it, like Dargie and Irish. In a word, his adhesion gives strength, not .weakness, to a cause. Indeed, the people of Oakland may find the best reason for consolidation in the character of the men who oppose it. Such considerations apart, there is the balance of moral and material advantages "to be struck. Every citizen of the bay cities is competent to count up this sum for himself. There is no ques tion of loss of identity. Oakland will continue to be Oakland, as Brooklyn is still Brooklyn and not New York. It appears to be Certain that taxation will be reduced for constituent cities outside of San Francisco,, while, on the other hand, we are told that the moral average of this city will be raised by transfusion of blood. IAJI these are considerations, whose validity or force we shall not attempt to settle at this time. Perhaps none of them is really vital Ito a determination of the question at issue. The Call believes that the compelling force which must sooner or later bring consolidation is the necessity of a common source of water supply in the Sierra Nevada for all the urban populations around the bay of San Francisco. All these cities are growing last and every one of them is already close to the limit of adjacent iwater supply. But the job of going to the Sierra is too big for any of them to tackle singly. Consolidation will not come today or tomorrow — but it will Come. It may be delayed by the snarling of jealous politicians, but it will come in the end in dbedience to the inexorable logic pf circumstances. ' . " v ONE WAY TO STOP THUGGERY ;f * * JUDGE COOK does well to impose the heaviest penalties for crimes of violence and robbery. The Call has- had occasion more than once to say harsh things about Judge Cook, but we are quite as ready to commend his action in the right place. It is not true that a judge should be above criticism, whether good Dr bad. It is vital to American citizenship to guard the conduct jof the judiciary by unceasing vigilance. Judge Cook now serves notice on the strong arm fraternity Jthat San Francisco is oft" the highwayman's map. If they are caught in this city that will be the end of their outdoor activities, unless these take the form of breaking rock under the searching eye of a Gatling gun. Once before the footpads drew a" red line around San Fran cisco on the map and agreed that it was a good place to avoid. ,That was when Judge Wallace was dealing out sentences that meant permanent retirement in the penitentiary. The criminal fraternity is quick to note such geographical facts, and no thief likes to contribute in his own person an impressive example for the moral regeneration of his fellows. This policy on the part of the local judiciary is a measure of «ejf-defense. Cities and towns in California will always be the lavorite winter resort for criminals, because of the miltr climate! iAt the present moment Los Angeles appears to be the : greatest sufferer in this regard, and there is an unprecedented reign of .vio lence there. We may commend to the attention of the Los Angeles Judiciary the example of Judge Cook. A series of such sentences .will make eastern crooks think hard before they take the chances of a winter in California. THE. CUCKOO AND THE ORIOLE, ET AL. WANDERING in 'neglected byways of truth in the dead waste and middle of an indefatigable president's message, the daring" explorer blunders into, a breeze • from the "woods that whispers of .cuckoos— not the political variety— an d the golden oriole, flash ing through the trees and discharging;: his jdebt to mankind by eating caterpillars and air the little brothers EDITORIAL PAGE of the bug. The president, whose all seeing eye nothing escapes, tells us about the work of the biological survey: v The cotton boll w e f v >^ wh ' eh has ..recently^overspread the cotton belt of Texas and is steadily extending its range, is said to cause an annual loss of about $3,000,000. The biological survey has ascertained ; and given wide publicity to the fact that at least 43 kinds of birds prey upon this destruc tive insect. It has discovered that 7 57 species of bir^s feed upon scale insects— dreaded enemies of the fruit grower. It has shown that woodpeck ers as a class, by destroying the larvae of wood boring insects, are so essen tial to tree life that it is doubtful if our forests could exist without them. -. It has shown that cuckoo 3 and orioles arc the natural enemies of the, leaf eating : caterpillars that destroy our shade and. fruit trees; that our quails. and spar i rows consume annually hundreds' of -'.ton's of seeds of noxious weeds; that hawks and owls as a class (excepting the few that kill poultry and game birds) are markedly beneficial, spending their lives in catching grasshop ; pers, mice and other pests that prey upon the products of husbandry. It has ! conducted ' field experiments for the purpose of devising; and perfecting simple methods for holding in check the hordes of destructive rodents— rats, mice, rabbits, gophers, prairie dogs and ground squirrels— which annually destroy crops worth many millions of dollars, and it has published practical directions for the: destruction 'of wolves and coyotes on the stock ranges. If a modest suggestion for extension of the humane work of the survey may be forgiven it would be that some Luther Burbank of the animal kingdom should set himself to breed by artificial selection the grasshopper eating coyote, and in the same line of improvement a rat with an appetite for the "boll weevil would be much appreciated in the black belt. ; ! - Thus might the perverse ingenuity of the nature faker, be set to profitable use. Some years ago Professor Jacques Loeb of the University of California wrote an important paper in answer to the difficult ques tion, "Why does a caterpillar climb a tree?" The sufficient answer was that the caterpillar was seeking more light, even as a professor of biology might seek, but the real answer now seems to be that the caterpillar climbs a tree to furnish food for fifty-seven different kinds of birds. Thus does the biological survey justify the works of God to man, and a college professor may earn a salary by explain ing the house fly, his purpose and final cause in the scheme of creation. . THE barnacles cling. The remnants of the Ruef and Schmitz rule do not easily let go/ Every minute counts. It is the last chance; j W. D. Shea, who assumes the grandiloquent title Lof supervising architect for the city--— a title to which he has no right still presumes to give orders in relation to public buildings." • Shea is' the last surviving. relic of a scheme of public plunder by which the Ruef and Schmitz crowd was to get a rakeoff of some $200,000 or more for work that ought not to cost one-tenth of that sum.- v. Shea is reported to .deny the authority of the board of works to legislate him out of office. As a matter of fact, he never was in office, because the place he pretends to fill was illegally created by the grafters in pursuance of a scheme to rob the city treasury. Shea has overstayed his market and mistaken his men. Schmitz and Ruef are in and the machinery of graft has gone to pieces: The town is done with Shea and his like. Cactus diet ought to appeal especial ly to the Los Angelenos, as it will ' hit the pocket so lightly. •:'. ;; , The hop growers are in session at Santa Rosa, : but there are no indica tions of any trouble brewing. The money in circulation^. in the United States , amounts : to. $32.22 per capita. How much arc you shy? If you're waking call me early, .call me early mother dear, that . I may do* my Christmas shopping before" the glad new year. , The airship that broke loose ,in France \u25a0 and landed; in Ireland; was attracted evidently by the magnetism of the "ould sod."' A San Mateo." county _ man -named Pitcher,: has got * a . ; divorce, \ largely ;be^ cause ; his wife drank" to excess. This" oitcher was filled too often- ; as it were. PLAYING SANTA TO CONGRESS DONE WITH SHEA > NOTE AND COMMENT 7; What is the difference between a river and, a- railway?:.,' Easy. (One'; is a water wa3' and the other a watered way. 1 ;! • ;-: Three million matches are struck every minute- in ; this country/ :\ This does not include the i little, affairs over which Cupid presides. , It is announced that Shakespeare is to be tried by -university amateurs. Many . a prqfessional%has not only tried but executed him. Colonel John P. Irish is not only opposed ito ; a Greater San Francisco, but, : judging f romV his advocacy of Mongolian labor,' he is also ; against a greater California. .Now; the Mauritania holds; the. rec ord: : A little" more Übweringof: it and the boats* will: be .-"able to carry more passengers by dispensingwiththe diu incr rooms and stateroomiM : '. . ?. . By The Call's Jester RUEP'S SOLILOQUY To tell, or not to tell; that is the ques- tion— ; Whether 'twere better to go for life to I Quentln cells And pin my hope on pull for pardon; then, coming, out. '\u25a0.'\u25a0-*\u25a0:•* r Find cash reward at hand; Or, confessing and sending all The grafters up, serve shorter time my- self. But, then, no hushing coin would Pat provide — My profit gone for liberty — • No. further trials — immune— A consummation devoutly to be wished. But,. there's the rub, If I hold out, 'demand the bath. And In the end receive it not Through lack of graft convictions — Or through convictions gained' wlth- out my aid- But even then the law's delays. Attorneys' cunning and the .twists Of meaning that .the statutes hold Might save me. Thus uncertainty Doth bring my yellow streak so fairly to the front That all my resolution is sicklied by -" its "spell. W. J. W. .\ Answers to Queries .*. COOPER — Subscriber, . Placervllle, Cal. ", Sarah B. Cooper, who was a prominent , factor In the San Francisco kindergartens, and her daughter Har riet,: were found dead in their home In Vallejo street, San Francisco, Decem ber 12, 1896ji having' been asphyxiated in the, night >by coal gas which escaped from a defective fixture. ' i WIDE THOROUGHFARES Sub scriber, City. = The widest thorough fares In San Francisco are: City Hall avenue," 2oo feet; India avenue, 150 feet; Van Ness avenue, 125 ..feet; Market street,, 120 feet; Potrero and Railroad avenues, 100 feet; Broadway, 82 feet, and Montgomery avenue, 80 feet. PRESIDENTS SALARY— Subscriber, City. 'From the time of George Wash ington; to March -4, 1873, the salary of the president of the United States was $25,000 a; year.* Since then it has "been $50,000. WIIY RENTS ARE HIGH Editor; The Call— Sir: .Your editorial of December 2 is certainly most timely, especially -.' the reference .to the 'pro posed, opening of branch real estate of fices-in interior towns of the Estate. But r jrhy not open such; offices In' the large eastern- cities? In those "cities. I understand.; It; is : difficult if or. investors to* net 5 • per cent on real estate. "On the same class of property In this city, with its admitted great" future, inves tors can net; not less than 10 per cent: Why -not let; this fact -be known; in fact,, proclaim it? '\u25a0 \u0084 .-" . ''\u25a0.'.' s consider the effect; of the knowl edge | on : our ; tenants, as well as -. our landlords.* The latter often abused class, if they desire ito sell, \u25a0 must keep rents up/: They; have no choice in, the mat ter. .Investors insist on their 10-per cent * net income, '[ which ' is as Just stat ed I about : s '. per cent ; more than obtained in any/ of f the ; large eastern ; cities.^- But if ; buyers^would be, content with*. 6, 7 or even 8 per; cent rents would come down and ', in> many' cases ; they would. I understand Sthat; till "quite recent years this same 4 " anomqlyj- In real ; estate rents': and .' values; prevailed In ; Los An geles.^' But our; 'enterprising 'brethren in the i south ..changed all that '\u25a0:*\u25a0'. and brought „\u25a0 conditions - to ;'. approximately the; eastern 'standard. '-Why can we not do?so?" Yours inquiringly. -December 3.;. : JOHN CHETWOOD. i 3644 Twenty-fourth :street; San'Fran elscoT- ". \u25a0 -.•'• Latest Parisian Style of Dress for Women Fits the figure With Marked Tightness La Voyageuse PARIS, Nov. 25. — Thestunnlng fig ures for which California women are so noted wliy with the new tight fitting styles, be given a bet ter opportunity to display ••lines" than with the loose and draped effects that have been in vogue so long. Not for many years have Bklrts. waists and sleeves been so nearly skintight. I leave it to the Imagination how the women of this gay metropolis profit by ! the Innovation. Corsets and ptttlcoats | have undergone a complete transforma tion In keeping with the change in other garments. Not a wrinkle Is to be ; seen and nothing bulges under the new "arrangement," and you are aa though verily melted and poured into a shape. As may bo imagined, the Paris ian dress makers are in their elemept. In velvets particularly the new ef fect Is exquisite. One gown, of black ,that I saw a few days ago* was cut close fitting and made to show the figure to full advantage, but was very full around the bottom of the skirt. The corsage was elaborately trimmed in Brussels lace, crossed in heartlike effect. This is a most useful dress, for one can wear It for so many different occasions. ADOPTING YANKEE STYLES Many of the practical styles of dress ing in the United , States are being adopted here, notably the new divided skirt riding habits. England adopted the cross saddle much earlier than did France, but that style has arrived here. I remember' the reply of a Frenchman in San Francisco on returning from the Paris exposition when we asked him "Well, how about the styles In Paris? Are they wearing the smart trotting costumes?" Ha answered In a superior sort of way, "On, that? Never! The Parlslennes leave that^ to the tourists. It is not graceful enough for my countrywomen."^ *I felt like saying "Well, their feet are so' ugly they can't wear short skirts as we do." One scarcely ever sees a smartly dressed French woman, even In the. provinces, wearing a long, tiresome, trailing skirt .when she is out "foot- Ing," which ia the popular term here for walking. American models of shoes without the long vamps and pointed toes are seen in all the shops. Where could that awful style of shoe, so long prevalent In France, have come from? When I first began coming over to this side I said to myself, "Now, I'll get some French shoes." I did — and nearly died from the experiment. GOOD WORK SHOULD GO OX : The French conservative people be wail the fact that Paris is rapidly be coming Americanized. Well." thank heaven, one can nowadays obtain Amer :can shoes here, so let us hope that the ood work of introducing American odes an* models in things for per onal use may go on. J 4. _ : _ THE largest bridge whiat party given in this city in several years was held yesterday afternoon at the new homo of Mrs. Cyrus Walker at Jackson and Gough streets. This was the first affair of any size to be given in the new home, and had been anticipated eagerly by so ciety folk. The handsome rooms were exquisite with greens, blossoms and \u25a0 masses of/ red berries. Little tables were arranged in the wide hallway be i yond the square entrance hall, in the billard room, the drawing room and the library. All of these rooms are en suite. The hall and billiard room were decorated In glowing shades of red, and it was here that the berries and poinsettias were used. In the draw ing room yellow shades and yellow chrysanthemums gave delightful 'touches of color, and In the library the decorations harmonized with the rich greens of draperies and walls. There was a handsome prize for each table, and the tempting boxes were tied with wide ribbon that matched the rooms. Mrs. Walker's guests were the card playing women of San Francisco's and San Matep's most exclusive set- They meet at one home or another almost fortnightly, although their gatherings are not often as large as was yester day's. During the confusion that fol lowed the great fire the meetings were held sometimes under curious circum stances and in strange places, but the spirit of hospitality never altered. Awnings and carriage carpet saved . the. exquisite gowns yesterday in spite .of the steady rain in which the guests arrived at 2 o'clock. At 6 o'clock the playing was ended and a delicious tea finished the afternoon. Among those who played yesterday were Mrs. Fred McNear, Mrs. James Bishop, Mrs. Hol brook, Mrs. Palmer. Miss Sallie May nard, Miss Houghton, Miss Alice Hager, Mrs. Robert Greer, Mrs. William Tay lor Jr., Mrs. Henry T. Scott/Mrs. Mc- Mullin, Miss E. Maynard, Mrs. Dutton. Mrs. William Taylor Sr.. Mrs. James Keeney, Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Mrs. Det rlck, Mrs. Eugene Murphy, "Mrs. Lau rance Scott, Mrs. Eleanor Martin. Mrs. Reginald Knight Smith. Mrs. Quick. Mrs. Klrkham Wright, Mrs. Augustus Taylor. Mrs. Robert Nuttall, Mrs. Timothy Hopkins, Mrs. Mayo Newhall, Mrs. .R. "Wilson, Mrs. Wlnslow, Mrs. Folger, Mrs. \u25a0 James -Robinson. ' Mrs. . William Irwln. Mrs. Hyde-Smith. Mrs. Mountford Wilson, Mrs. .Alfred Hunter Voorhles, Mrs. Charles Clark, Mrs. Har rington, "Mrs. ; Francis Carolan. Miss Wilson, Miss Hooker, Mrs. Malcolm Henry, Mrs.; Francis Deering, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Cheatham. Mrs. Beaver, Mrs.' Homer S., King, Miss Gwin. Mrs. Castie, Mrs. 'Henry Clarence Breeden. Mrs. George Lent. Mrs. Alexander Gar ceau, Mrs. W. D. Clark, Mrs. Sidney Cushing, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. J.. Le Roy Nickel. Mrs. L. L. Baker, Mrs. Smed berg, Mrs. Roe. Mr 3. Carter Pitkin Pomeroy, Mrs. Morse, Mrs. Breyfogle. Mrs. Gale, Mrs. Tallant,, Mrs. Edwin Dimond, Mrs. Tubbs, Mrs. Horace Davis, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Joseph Crockett, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Henry Dodge. . Mrs. Pond, Mrs. Ira Pierce, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Richard Bayne. Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Norman McLaren. Mrs. Mayo Newhall and her three debutante daughters. Miss Elizabeth. Miss' Marian and Miss Margaret, will be hostesses at a dance next Wednes day evening, at which Miss Alexandra Hamilton will be the guest of honor. It will take place in the handsome Newhall home at Green and. Scott Conditions in California' The _ California Promotion committee wir«d tie following to its eastern bttrtaa ia H«w York yesterday: California temperatures for the last 24 hours: San Francisco Minimum 49 Maximum 53 " San pi«*o ...... Minimum 50. m.-,;^,,^ 73 * Value of bank mottgrajes executed ia Saa Francisco duria* ta« last month, $3,177,000. Berkeley, Cal.; .closed the year 'ending June 29. ISO 7, with a record "of 1.333 buildia* permits issued, representing: a cost of 52,904,965.50. .Steel" for the new. White House, San' Francisco, is now b«in* fabricated in Jfow York. This will be one of the rrtat dry Roods stores of the west. 'It ''will be a. class A structure, 137:6x275, and four stories ia height, at Sutter street and 'Grant avenue. The exterior will be cast iron and_ terra cotta. Work/is now proceeding on the foundations. ' California c*n use .any number of the surplus domestics now free in STew York city. DECEMBER 7, 1907 The experiment tried a few days ago by an American stage manager, who was brought here from New. York for the purpose of training a native chorut for a popular American comic opera soon to be -produced here, resulted In a threat by the chorus to strike if they were required to act as well as sing; for. they said, we are paid to 3ins. not to act. It may be observed that the European chorus* Idea of its duties is to walk on the stage from one side, stand in a semicircle, sing its num bers with a few automatic movement* and then walk off the stage with touch ing unanimity. While on the stage the participants exhibit about as much ani mation as the wax figures in a museum. The cnorus in question was backed up In its position by its union. The Ameri can stage manager's commands. "Have a little animation about you! Do some thing! Don't stand like sticks!" were laughed at and the result was that th« chorus won its point and extra pay was given for "acting." or. In other words, showing animation when on the stage. So you see unionism is powerful in Paris as well as In San Francisco; PAINTS riCTXRE OP QUEEN Francois Flameng, who painted a beautiful portrait and striking likeness Of the late Mrs. Francis Burton Har rison — the lamented Mary Crocker, well known and generally beloved in San Francisco— has just finished a portrait of Queen Alexandra of England. The grace of the pose, the exquisite color- Ing and wonderful workmanship place this picture among the notable works of the year. Recent in Paris from San Francisco include Mr. and Mrs. George L. Fish, Mrs. L. M. Mitchell, Mrs. Morris and Miss R. Morris. George Tashelra of Oakland is also a recent arrival. Mr. and Mrs. Isidor W. Cahen of San Francisco have returned to Paris aft#r an enjoyable trip through Holland and Belgium. They will remain here for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Potn dexter and Miss R. Polndexter, Miss Agnes A. Rogers of Los Angeles and Dr. L. Keegan of San Diego arrived here this week. Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Buckner of San Fran cisco were registered In London last week. Also Mrs. T. N. Holm. Miss Hazel Holm and Dion R. Holm. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Chapman, Mrs. f ,A. F. Thane and Miss Thane were recently in Ant werp. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sheldon were in Holland recently. Mrs. Henry High ton and Miss Soofey of San Francisco sailed for home last week. Mrs. William P. Colernan of Sacra mento has left Pari3 for Algiers, wher**J she will spend the winter. The MiaseaT O'Connor are residing In an hotel near the Arc de Triomphe. Miss Frances Jolliffe has taken an apartment near the Bois. Her sister. Miss Mary Jol liffe. will join her soon. Smart Set streets and will be attended by about 100 of the younger set. Miss \Helen Baker was hostess as a dinner last night before the Greenway ball, which hostess and guest 3 attend ed afterward. Among the guests •were Miss Dolly MacGavtn. Miss Louisiana Foster. Miss Alexandra ' '_ Hamilton. Philip Baker, Herbert Baker. Jack Kittle and Drummond MacGavtn. Other dinners were given by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson at the Fairmont to 18 guests: by Miss Helena Irwin In her own home to 18; by Mrs. William Taylor Jr., and by Mrs. Malcolm Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lund will leave San Francisco early In January for Xew .York and will sail from there for England a few weeks later. The Lund* are to make a long stay at the Eng lish capital, and have taken a hand some house there -for the spring and summer months. Mrs. Lund's mother. Mrs. Harry Thornton Lally. and Miss Lally will go to England later in the year and visit them in London. _Mrs. G. R. A. Brown was hostess at a pretty dinner Wednesday evening, her guests being Mr. and .Mrs. Reg inald Knight Smith, Miss Edith Young and H. A. W. Dinning. Lieutenant Mullen will be host at a dinner and theater party Tuesday evening, which will be chaperoned by Mrs. Ynez Shorb White. The party will go by motorcars to the Van Ness, where they are to see Ralph Stuart In "Strongheart." Lieutenant Mullen's guests, besides Mrs. White, will be Miss Ethel Shorb, Miss Augusta Foute, Utfutenant Wood and Lieutenant Car penter. MiS3 Hanna dv Bols will b« hostess next week at a luncheon to which several of the debutantes have been bidden. Her. guest of honor will b« Miss Dorothy Quincey van Sieklen. who Is being entertained extensively this week. Sincere sympathy is being extended to Miss Blanche Partlngton and Miss Gertrude Partington. whose sister, Mrs. Hermann - Oskar Albrecht. died a few days ago. Much entertaining was planned for Miss Gertrude Partington. who arrived recently in San Francisco for a visit, but this sad occurrence all their plans and came as a real loss to- social and artistic San Francisco. EDUCATION IN CHINA Tschangylngtans. the highest Chines© official in Tibet, has started a school for Chinese and Tibetan boys at Lhaas i. where they are to be educated tor\ offlcial positions In Tibet. He has al»c/^ started the first paper at Lhassa. The Chinese minister of education has sent a report to the throne, which has been adopted and an edict published as a result in the Peking papers to the effect that Llangehingkual, a high offi cial, is to go to America and attend to the opening of Chinese schools thera. It is pointed out that the Chinese ar» not wanted in the American schools and the utility of Chines* schools In therefore apparent. Youths taught In these institutions acquire love for China, as shown In the successful schools established along the same lines in Java. Details as to methods of in struction, nvsthod of obtaining teacher* and control to be exercised over pupils have not yet been decided upon.