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SATURDAY
T/ie San Francisco Call
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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.

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