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The San Francisco Call
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THE slate makers and the programmers everywhere are com
plaining bitterly that the direct primary does not work like
a well oiled machine. It slips* a cog here and there and it is
impossible to foresee what will happen. On the whole these
objections serve chiefly to encourage the friends of honest govern
ment. The fact that the voters of Oregon, for instance, elected to
send a democrat to the United States senate is hot important so
long as t{ic policies of the republican party are indorsed by an over
whelming vote, as was the case in the recent election. The incum
bency of this or that office, whether it be democratic or republican,
makes little difference to the great body of citizens so long as hon
est men are chosen. It is the general policy of the government that
concerns the political body and the direct primary proves to be the
most efficient means to keep that policy moving on right lines.
We shall hear plenty of these objections from the slate makers,
but their true reasons will not be proclaimed. The truth is that
political machines are paralyzed by the direct primary and the power
of the bosses is destroyed. The recent primary in lowa offers a
striking example of this condition. Governor Cummins of that
state is one of the smoothest politicians in America. He has control
of the state machine and he wanted to go to the senate. Under the
old fashioned convention system he could have accomplished his
purpose easily, but in the direct primary Senator Allison got the
vote. Moreover, that vote was fully representative.
The enemies of the new system object that it will be impossi
ble to get the people sufficiently interested to conic to the polls.
As a matter^ .fact the vote f<?r United States senator at the lowa
primanePWas >l&sstS, lackii^ 'Only 22,000 of the total party vote
for governor in 1896. The DesMoincs Register,: speaking- of the
Not only has the popular will been fairly expressed, but it has been
expressed quietly, without disorder, coercion or bribery; there has been
freedom from drunkenness and fraud. As for expense, which will be most
talked about by. those who would abandon the new system, we undertake
to say that more; money has been spent in a single campaign in the seventh
congressional district than has been spent this year in the entire state.
The objection raised by the professional politicians that the
direct primary will not bring out a representative vote amuses. It
is just because it does bring out that kind 6f vote that they fear it.
A MOVEMENT is afoot in the city of Alameda to co-operate
with San Francisco in the plans to bring to the bay an ade
quate municipal water supply from the headwaters of the
Tuolumne river with storage reservoirs in the HetchHetchy
valley and Lake Eleanor. The Call has no doubt that San Francis*co
would welcome the co-operation of the Alameda county cities in
this plan and if anything of the sort is designed it may be hoped that
all these important and thriving communities will loyally join in the
movement. It would be an irresistible combination that would unite
San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley with their suburbs
in one grand scheme to perfect their water supply.
The need of increasing the water supply in the cities on the east
side of the bay is^ quite as much imperative as in San Francisco.
Those cities are growing day by day with unexampled pace and their
needs and interests are practically identical with those of this' city.
In a matter of this kind there is no room. or occasion for local
jealousies and'wc are free to believe that none such will carry any
weight on either side of the bay. Co-operation in this matter of
water supply does not involve consolidation of the cities in a mu
nicipal s^ense and it would bring incalculable material benefits for
all die communities concerned. Indeed, the logic of the situation is
so strong that joint action on some such lines appears to be manifest
STATE TREASUER WILLIAMS has devoted a great deal of
attention to the wise management of the public moneys with a
view to keeping the funds in Circulation, carrying out the policy
of the law -adopted bythe ! last legislature authorizing deposits
in the banks. Mr. Williams, in a thoughtful .address to the state
bankers' convention, dwelt on Jhe; serious waste of money and the
unnecessary expense due to the constant transfers 1 of coin from the
counties and the state institutions, to Sacramento and back again to
the local banks. It is the fact/ for instance, that the state Harbor
commission, controlling thei water front of San Francisco, spends
thousands of dollars- every year in payment of expressage on the
funds collected for port dues. Most of that money goes to Sacra
mento to;the treasury and subsequently "returns to this 1 city to pay
expenses on the water front. The "double journey could be avoided
by Mr. Williams' plan under which the receipts would be' deposited
in local banks and paid out by checks on those institutions, when the
money was earned. v , ; ... , ;\u25a0 .; ' • -
In order to complete the system designed by, the new law, Mr.
Williams says that "the laws goyerning.the settlements with the state
should be changed so that deposits could be made with the state
depositories direct pursuant to instructions of the treasurer, and pay
ments by the state treasurer should be made by check drawn on
the depositories.". The advantages* of this plan are thus outlined; by
Mr. Williams:
First — It would save to the counties and various institutions through
out the state a very large" item of expense in transporation charges.
Second — It would enable persons making collections from the state to
receive their mpney at the place where they transact their business and
would obviate the necessity and save; the expense of having some one in i
Sacramento to collect the money and transmit to- them. Under: the present
.system every superior judge throughout the state and every employe of the
1 state other than those employed in large institution! and who art raid out
of larger amounts drawn direct from the treasury by the instituions, and
every person doing business with the estate, outside of the city of Sacra
mento, has to employ some one and pay a fee for the purpose of collecting
the money due from the state.- - \u25a0k^S..*
No one is gainer v by the present clumsy system except the ex
press companies. County treasurers are, compelled to bring or send
the funds due to the state to Sacramento at a very, considerable ex
pense. That money is then in large part. distributed as i- loans to- the
banks that have qualified as depositories, witii'radditional expense
for transfers.^ By the adoption of the treasurer's' plan the funds
would remain in circulation without" loss ; of -time or waste of money.
WHAT is the value of a railroad? , Mr. Bryan is; not pleased
because the Chicago convention 'omitted ,;to^include "in its
platform a declaration 'in favor of 'the pliysicai -valuationjof
the railroads 1 , but he; wholly disregards the reason for v tnaf
omission and he airily characterizes it as "a retreat on the railroad
question." Of course, every, man who followed the proceedings of
the convention knows that this plank was turned down because it
included a declaration that rates' should be regulated by the physical
valuation; in other words, by the cost "of construction as ascertained
by such valuation. The result, of course, would be a radical unset
tlement of values that would necessarily throw the whole financial
system of the country- into "confusion.' The introduction of this 1 prin
ciple would bring about a monetary convulsion that would destroy
confidence in the value of all railroad securities.
It is not' necessary now to discuss the right measure of value for
railroad properties. It is enough to point: out the. unsettlement of
values that must result from setting aside the test of actual market
conditions. The fact is that the scheme to upset the financial system
of the country by "putting railroad values on an absolutely new basis
is altogether characteristic of the visionary nature of Mr.- Bryan's
mental makeup. It is of a piece -with his 1 plan for the government
ownership of railroads which alienated many of his strongest sup
porters until he was driven to a partial repudiation of his own dec
larations. His first campaign was made on the crazy silver heresy,
designed to destroy the settled money standard of the country, and,
having learned nothing from his defeat, he is now ready to make an
attack on the value of all railroad securities. Mr. Bryan will "always
be the ; same visionary, pursuing anything that looks like a rainbow,
without the smallest consideration for the dangerous pitfalls that lie
HOLIDAYS— H. H., City. What holi
days are national In the United States?
A national holiday is r one that .is
created for the nation by the highest
law making body. The congress of the
United States has never passed such a
statute. During the second session of
the fifty- third? congress there was an
act declaring Labor day a legal holi
day, but that applied to the, district of
Columbia, which. is under the exclusive
Jurisdiction of congress. Congress' has
recognized the existence of certain
days for commercial purposes. 'but with
the exceptions'^iamed; there is no gen
eral statute on the subject. Each state
declares what are holidays withtn Its
territorial limits, - Labor, day, for Jn
stance. Is: observed in alLthe states ex
cept'North-'Dakota. 'In Louisiana It Is
observed \u25a0 only in Orleans parish, and -in
Wyoming by proclamation; of the, gov r
ernor. The proclamation of the presi
dent designating a day of : thanksgiving
only makes it a legal "holiday.: in i the
district of Columbia arid in .the -terri
tories. ; By legislative -; enactment In
each state and territory, : as .well , as? in
the;. district of; Columbia,- July "4 :and
December/ 25 are now- legal -holidays.
Prior to 1902 several of the, states did
not recognize July A as a; legal holiday.
Thanksgiving} day, while observed V ln
all of the states.is not in some of them
a statutory holiday.^
MAID-BACHELOR— Reader," Oakland,
Cal. At '.what 'age 1 does." a -woman be
come an old maid and a man* a : bach
elor? -\u25a0\u25a0.-..;:. .".'\u25a0"\u25a0-•\u25a0-• ..-- ; . \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0-"-\u25a0 \u25a0:\u25a0;:\u25a0 ,' " : _'..
The former at 35 and. the latter
at 40.
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\u25a0 PRESIDENCY— B. W. Q.. City. Is: a
negro eligible to' the . presidency, of the
United; States?. \u25a0- : ' '\u25a0 :
A oegro : born In tho United State*
The Man Behind
Answers to Queries
who has reached the age of 35 andrhas
resided. in tho-Unlted. States 14 years is
eligible to that; office; so is a boy borr»*
to .Chinese parents lfr he: comes within
the constitutional qualifications given.
.DlVOßCE— Subscriber, City. Can a
woman obtain a divorce on the ground
of .'desertion jf ) srie tells her hugbind
to' leave her and he, does so? ...„.*!
--That looks like collusion, and if it. is
proved : that then© : was" collusion'" the
court will ; not grant a divorce. '
When was the- Boston? fire department
changed; from a volunteer to & paid
one? . 7
In- 1873. - ; . : '
TO , PORTLAND4-Sub*scriber. City. ,Is
there ; a wagon" road'.f rom > Sah_; Fran-"
Cisco- t<J 'Portland; Ore./, one over/which
a" person ; could: drive a pair of horses
to a^wagon? - - ' . 1 -
-•There are wagon roads that lead from
San 7 Francisco to Portland,' Ore.,' .of
which , you : can obtain: information? by
consulting a road map.
. OKLAHOMA —: Subscriber, Clinton,
Cal. , V,When ; was . the V territory of
Oklahoma admitted as a state?
Oklahoma and : Tndlan: territory were
admitted •Jointly as a state under the
name^of Oklahoma, 1 November .' 16, 1907.
c, CORBETT— A. 8.. San Jose, Cal. : Did
James 'J. Corbett.- the : pugilist, evej re
ceive; at salary, of £sl,ooo a week from
any ;_theatricai; company?
It i was so announced. "
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POSTAL CARDS--W. F., City. Will
newspaper clippings - pasted on » postal
cards : be carried through the \ mails? \u25a0
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Congress of Women's Clubs at
Boston Opens Tuesday
Kathleen Thompson
TIE biennial congress of the gen
eral federation of women's clubs
in. Boston will, open this evening
with a concert in Symphony hall,
but the first regular business meeting
will be held tomorrow. Delegates from
all part* -of the United States will at
tend these meetings and the speakers
will be among the most prominent
thinkers ..and writers on topics of in
terest \u25a0• to women. On Tuesday there
will be a meeting of the council, and a
harbor excursion in the afternoon. On
Tuesday evening Mrs. Sarah E. Platt
Decker will call tho convention to or
der, after which the Rev. Samuel,Croth
ers will deliver an invocation. There
will be addresses of welcome from the
governor of Massachusetts and ,the
mayor of Boston, as well as by several
other speakers, ; and some good music.
All day Wednesday and Thursday morn-
Ing will be given to various committee
and club reports, and on Thursday aft
ernoon Governor and Mrs. Curtis Guild
will hold a large receplon for the visit
ing, clubwomen. Driving, sailing and a
clambake will fill Friday, and on Satur
day there will be speeches and discus
sions on the present school problem, in
which about a score of. prominent men
arid women will take part. The first
week of the* convention will close with
an organ recital and vesper service in
Symphony hall. - .
I The California delegates to the gen
eral federation of women's clubs in
Boston left San Francisco on Tuesday
morning in a special car and arrived in
the eastern city on Saturday afternoon.
There were about a dozen in all, eight
of whom represented the California
club of this city. Altogether, however",
there .will be about 50 clubwomen from
California in Boston . this week, for
many, of the northern . and southern
towns have sent delegates. Among
those who left, on Tuesday were Mrs.
Edward L. Baldwin, president of the
California club; . Mrs. James W. >Orr,
Mrs. L. A. Hayward, Miss- Alfred Black,
Mrs. C. Mason Kinne, Mrs. H." Andrews,
Mrs. '.Virginia l Bradley, all officers of
the California club; Mrs Lovell "White,
who represented the Outdoor Art league
of the California club and is also a del
egate - for - the Century club ; . Mrs. J. B.
Hume, state president of the California
federation of women's clubs;, Mrs. Ger
aldine Frlsbie, Mrs. H. A. Hebbard, Mrs.
A; E. Osbourne ana Mrs. H. L. Eastman.
One of. the most enjoyable club events
of the month was the bouillabaisse uin
ner. and" dance given to the members of
the Sequoia club by. A. D. ; Shepard, on
the evening of Saturday, a week ago.
The dinner was served . in >La Boheme
cafe, which :Is Just? opposite i the club
rooms,'the members afterward adjourn
ing "to. the club for the dance.- ; About
50 \ • members , and : a - few » guests > en
joyed- the affair. For the dinner they
were seated >; at : a long table covered
with butchers' paper, across which sea
weed had , been \u25a0 flung in ; long strands.
Great fishnets draped the entire room,
and.;- the name-cards were oyster shells.
The" lights were candles burning. In the
necks*-? of; black ale .bottles, the*- other
half of which served. as glasses. .The
waiters were dressed in seagoing . oil-
skins I -.and < sailors'! caps,- arid' with the
exception* of , the bouillabaisse the en
tire menu was inkeeplngwlth the dec
orations. '-• Some. extremely clever. toasts
and speeches interrupted the i. dinner,
and the evening 'proved a decided suc
cess. '\u25a0 i:r jysßt§SSßm3&S&B&&&-' . • '
The members of the Young Women's
Christian ! association-, were ; hosts at an
informal \u25a0 reception yesterday afternoon,
which ;v was -\ enjoyed 'by a number- of
girls ;,who are ', newcomers : and * visitors
In the ; clty.|The • Idea was \u25a0 to " draw to
gether.;. aH number .'of' young;: working
women .who." are f always. arriving] here,
and ; to Toff er \u25a0 the ": association's • recently
completed -bulldlngj oh: O'Farrell . street
as \ a ' sort lof \u25a0*\u25a0 meeting : placo'ori club
room itor i them.- 1 ; ;i.The &Y.\ W. r - C. ? ; A.' ~\ has
opened ;' several i new,' branches \u25a0 recently,
among, them, being sewing classes,; and
classes in dresmaklog,". millinery aad
famous- Army Band of forty/ Pieces tor Begin j
Greek Theater Concerts This Week I • I
Walter Anthony
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BEGINNING next Saturday night a
series of popular concerts will be
given In the Greek theater, Berke
ley. Professor Armes, who is
chairman of the music committee of
the University of California, announces
the engagement for these concerts of
the Third artillery band, stationed at
the Presidio. There are 40 pieces in the
band and the men are good musicians.
The concerts should succeed, . for they
will be popular affairs and the popu
larity : will 'extend to the pi-ices — 25
cents being the admission tax to any
part of the big amphitheater. ' Besides
the band there will be solos at each
weekly concert— they will be given each'
Saturday night through the summer
months — and the best talent available
will be secured. Miss Helen- Colburn
H.eath will be the first .soloist; J and :
though the program- has not yet been
announced it is safe to say that she
will be interesting in whatever selec
tion she chooses for her pretty soprano
voice. . . . .
It Is. hoped by the committee that
there will be a sufficient response to
this announcement to justify a con
tinuance of the popular concerts. Cer
tainly It would be difficult to Imagine
any form of music which would as
readily appeal to the large mass. of, the
.public that likes music, but it is not
quite ready to accept the classics as a
"popular" means of „ entertainment.
Band: music strikes a popular chord
usually, , and the dash and crash, of
brass in Sousa's marches, -Strauss*
waltzes and the familiar overtures and
lighter works of J the moment are not
to be despised by any one. The man
who says he does not like that kind of
music and means it needs a tonic. Ills
blood is sluggish.
Besides, there Is something back of
this announcement which is not ap
parent on the surface.
Should the venture meet with popu
| lar approval the way will be made easy
for the presentation of more preten
tious offerings in the future. - A per
manent band might be organized and
under competent leadership achieve- re
sults as musically important as those
which the park band worked to.
For the present a symphony orches
tra seems out of the question in. this
Stevenson Foe to Opium
Stevenson had a horror of the opium
habit. The Rev. W. E. Clarke. In the
Chronicle of the London missionary so
ciety, gives a letter which the novelist
sent when in the island to the native
king of • Samoa on tne subject, in
which he says^:
"Nothing is more quickly learned
than the opium habit; it passes from
one to another like a song; nothing
is so pernicious; it feeds upon unaccus
tomed races like a fire upon dry wood.
And I assure your majesty no race ap
pears less . able to stand the results
of this- drug than that to which your
majesty belongs, and over so great a
portion of which your majesty is called
upon to rule."
Stevenson concludes a long letter by?
suggesting to the king that' "any, for^
eigner. other than a doctor, or a. mis
sionary acting as a doctor, who shall
be found to have" distributed the drug,
either for money or 'as a gift, should
at once be deported from" the Islands.**
Salt in China is produced from salt
wells and sea water by boiling, and
evaporation. The evaporated Is granu
lar and is not considered of as, good
quality as that obtained" by the process
of boiling. The annual consumption of
salt in China is estimated. at 1,512,000
metric tons.
The salt tax Is exclusively a govern
ment monopoly. All the salt produced
must be sold either to the government
or to licensed merchants, who purchase
the right to supply certain areas of
consumption. These merchants 'receive
salt certificates, empowering them to
buy -'and Bell certain, quantities of salt.
French and German, which are filling a
great need among the girls who come
here from country towns and are glad
to have headquarters in the association
building. Tea was served- by the mem
bers yesterday, and a social hour of
music and chat was enjoyed.
The annual breakfast of the Mill
Valley outdoor art club took place last
week in the pretty clubhouse In Mill
Valley. It was attended by about one
hundred of the club's members, who en-
Joyed a decllclous menu, some clever
toasts and speeches and several musi
cal selections. The long tables were
trimmed for this occasion 'with ribbons
of redwood, bark, into which were
thrust ibranches of cherries and apri
cots, young peaches and hundreds of
young woodwardla ferns. Mrs. Frank
A. Losh was toastmlstress, the first
speech being made by Mrs. Walter
Freeman, who welcomed the members
with a few graceful words. Mrs. C. L.
Proctor's little talk was called "Leav
en," ' Mrs/ R." B. Williams spoke of
"Incentives," Mrs. A. L. House gave
a little talk on "The Breadwinner,"
Mrs. John" Finn, "Life," and Mrs.'Her
bert Phillips, "Hobbles." Mrs. James
Wyatt and Miss Mary, Hewitt sang.
A special fight is to be made by the
women's auxiliary, of the commission
of sanitation against the present dan
ger, of infection through vegetables
that are brought Into the city In carts
subsequently used to take manure to
tho country. Mrs. J. C Levy brought
the matter to the attention of the aux
iliary at the last meeting, and although
It was decided to adjourn. for some six
or seven .weeks, the matter will not be
dropped. All the. other .business In
which. the clubwomen who form. this as
sociation have been interested will be
shelved •' until the last Wednesd xv : In
August, .when a mass meeting will" be
called, and the work will "be taken up
with, fresh interest, for. the winter.
Committees will . keep \u25a0 up . their ; work " In
the < streets, vacant lots - and streetcars
and an effort will be made to secure
changes In several of the large schools
before the terms commence In the fall.
The annual meeting of the San Mateo
Thursday, club \u25a0 was held with a very
large attendance at . the home of Mrs.
Impertinent Question No/56
Why Don't You Own Up?
For * the most original or iyittiest answer to this ' question the
: briefer the better— The Gall will pay FIVE DOLLARS.
For, the next five answers The Call will pay ONE DOL
LAR each. Prize winning answers will be printed next
(Wednesday and checks mailed to the winners at once. Make
your answer - short and * SEND IT ON A POS TA J
JUNE 22, 190b-
community. Why, does not flatter me
fact remains that we do not Win to toe
ready for one-mores the Jlty. i^e
next best thins for the puiyic as an
educational and amusement nedium a
a well balanced concert ba*i. This
will be no distant possibility! for the
Greek theater If the project uriJer way
proves profitable and popular. \
The leader of the Third artillery band
Is a musician of wide reputation—Band
master Putz— and he claims thit his
bandsmen are the best In the arm?.
The second concert will fall on tha
night of the "glorious fourth. \ for
which occasion a program of Stirling
patriotic music will be arranged. The
last concert will be given on the nifht
of August 1. The first number wlll^be
played at 8 o'clock and the last strains
will be at the hour of "taps."
•• / \
-. Katherine Goodson will reach these
Pacific -shores from Australia about
January 1 and her first concerts will b«
glve,n in San Francisco. Following her
local engagements she will play tha
piario'ln Oakland. Sacramento, Los An
geles and other coast cities before 30-
Ing eastward. A little over a year ago
she first appeared in New York for in
dorsement .of her London reputation.
Her playing In the Kneisel quartet was
her introduction. The following season
— last January— she played with the
New York philharmonic society, and In
Grieg's fine concerto was -declared to
rank with the very best pianists, sym
pathy and strength being in her lingers
and much temperament and technic.
•* * .
The last of Mrs. E. W. Prentlss* pu
pils' recitals will be. given next Thurs
day evening at Ellers' hall; 975 Market
street. There have been three already
and all were well attended and success
ful. Clement P. Rowlands and Mrs.
"Waterman have been the assisting
The program for next Thursday will
contain Mendelssohn's first concerto,
which will be played by Misses Theresa
Harrington and Antonia G, V. Jensen,
as the opening number. Other pupils
taking part, in the promising program
will be Misses Gwendoline ;Klce, Ruby
Waldron./Vlvlan Mlddleton, Hazel Hatt
feldt. Georglna Sneathen, Elraina
Shuester. Sophie Herold, Elsie Cuyler.
Stasia McKechnle and Masters Frank
Grasso and St. Clalr Stephens.
Electricity From Peat
London reports that before a commtt
tee of the British house of commons
Interesting details were given of tha
scheme for establishing in Ireland a
new electric supply generated by peat
gas. the first of the kind In Great
Britain. The Dublin and Central Ire
land' electric power : company Is seek
ing powers to supply electricity to
portions of counties Dublin, Kildare,
Queens and Kings and have arranged
to purchase 500 acres of peat bog In
the district. Hitherto one of the chief
objections to the use of peat for gen
erating power Is that It contains 90
per cent of moisture and Is too ex
pensive to dry. The promoters pro
pose -to "use,- a. process, common:. in Ger
many, "by' winch it is advantageous^ to
retain ,»»>* per cent of moisture In peat,
thereby/o btaining- by-products, such
as' sulphate of ammonia, which alone
would pay the cost of the peat.—Con
sular Report. ..;-.. v- . _ \u0084 .„ trm
The salt tax. as fixed in 1905. is I tael
per plcul (71.6 cents per 133 1-3
The salt tax Is considered one of the
principal, revenues of the empire, and
It is estimated that It amounts to 13,
500.000 halkwan taels (about $9,000.
000) per • annum, to which, according
to some authorities, should be added
salt land tax, salt head tax. salt land
rent and the salt pan tax.
The ratall price of salt varies in the
different parts of the empire, but aver
ages from 25 to 60 cash per catty
(146 to 3.8 cents per one and a third
pounds). The importation of salt Into
China is prohibited by treaty.
Frank Metzger last week, the members
showing more than ordinary Interest
lit the event on account of the election
of officers. Mrs. Raymond entertained
the clubwomen with an Interesting talk
on country life In France, and a paper
on the French president was presented
by Mrs. Metzgrer. The following officers
for the ensuing year were selected:
Mrs. Frederick Colburn, president;
Mrs. Henry Wtdgerson, vice president:
Mrs. E. Klmbell, secretary; Mrs. Charles
Klrkbride, treasurer, and Mrs. Horace
Walling, corresponding secretary.
, The women's cub of the Occidental
kindergarten was addressed on
Wednesday last by Dr. Mmora Kibbe.
who spoke of the "Miracle of the Hu
man- Body." After the lecture • there
was an Informal hour of chat, and, as
always, tea and cake. The members of
the club are much- interested in the
problem of bettering the present condi
tions of working girls In this city and
are taking up the worlc'of the mothers'
congress as well. The officers for tho
new year, recently elected, are: -Presi
dent. Mrs. Walter Helllker; vice presi
dent, Mrs. William' Tracy; treasurer,
Mrs. J. E. Lewis, and secretary, Mrs- C
The George Thomas circle of the La
dles of the Grand Army of the Republic
gave a delightful breakfast on June 13
at an uptown cafe In honor of flag day.
Decorations and toasts were of a patri
otic nature, the table being massed
with red geraniums, blue corn flowers
and white marguerites and tha places
marked with small Sags. In the doors
large banners and flags were hung.
Mrs. J. Murray Bailey acted as toast
mistress and urged the need of teaching
patriotism to school children and of In
sisting upon patriotic observances, such
as rising when the "Star Spangled Ban
ner" Is played. Mrs. John F. Swift re
sponded to- the toast "Patriotism and
the Nationaj Council of Women"; Mrs.
Henry Krebs responded to "The Na
tional Outlook." Others who spoke were
Mrs. Anna Thompson, Mrs. Alice Brad
ley. Mrs. Henry Gervals. Mrs. W. Wil
son. Miss Blank. Mrs. Smedley and Mrs.
Bessie .Johnson. Mrs. Emma Trembly
furnished the music and sans "The Star
Spangled Banner."" •

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