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MONDAY
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A DISRESPECTFUL STATE BOARD
A SUGGESTIVE passage in the annual-report of the state
board of cqualizatioH embodies a popular, although not pro
fessionally accepted conception of the spirit and practice
of the appellate courts of California. The board urges that it should
have power-* to equalize individual assessments that appear to call
for 'revision. Tlie supreme court held in 18S0 that the board had
no such power and that its only function in this relation was to
equalize-as between counties. The court was* divided on the ques
tion, but the majority decided against the contention of the state
board. As an alternative to legislative action the board now
In vjcvv of the fact that the personnel of our supreme court has entirely
changed since that decision was down, and in view of the further
fact that modern revenue legislation, and the decisions of our courts thereon,
have entirely "changed within recent years, the question arises whether it
were better to submit the question again to the supreme court or submit
to the people such an amendment to the constitution as will effectually put
tbc. question of the power of this board beyond a doubt."
The intimation savors of -contempt of court, doubtless quite
unintentional,' .But The Call hesitates to believe that the law, as
laid down by an augu^ tribunal, is such a merely personal matter
as the board innocently appears to think. Jurisprudence is supposed
to be an exa;ct science and when the factors are all known,- as in
case of interpretation of a statute. Only one result should be possible:
It ii>;. true that' the" v onicial exponents of this science differed among
themselves "o'lUilifs '.matter by'T'a \-ote of four to three, and the scieii
tific siinT;pffiJ?p f . equation xvk's- ascertained \by counting noses, but
courts doiiiof like* to "be reminded of the vagrant fancy of a minority
which the accident of a broken leg or a toothache or other temporan'
incapacity might have converted into the fine flower of jurispru
dence. But if the state board desires to try"an experiment- on the
body of the court the w^ay is- open, albeit the implication carries a
certain disrespect for the science of jurisprudence, which, in spite
of four to three opinions, Thc.Lall hopes is undeserved. Let the
board ask for a recount. The arithmetical method for. the ascer
tainment of truth is wholly in accord with popular institutions.
THE DISTURBANCE IN CONGRESS
THE galled jade winces, but in modern practice he hesitates
about making his sufferings public. That appears to be the
-state ; of mind : that actuates congressmen who took it as a
personal matter that the president in his message? hinted that the
law limiting the. activities of secret service men had "been prompted
by a sense that members might have, some personal affairs which
they preferred to have kept quiet. Some bod y is lent to this con
jecture by the fact that two or three members of congress were
convicted of crime with the help of the secret service and this theory
is reinforced by the current disturbance andlthe threats that congress
is preparing to shoot back at the president for his temerity.
The Call hazards a guess that the bubbling, and fizzing courage
of these excited congressmen will evaporate when time comes for
action, biit we imagine that the country, as a whole, would be much
delighted should the promised performance go on. The insurgents
would discover that Roosevelt is loaded, and after the -engagement
it would be chiefly an affair of picking up. the pieces. As a form
of political entertainment the affray, would be both instructive and
amusing, with this difference from other combats of merit, that^the
assailants would know what hit them. \u25a0
The bill in question; wliich was quietly slipped through congress
as an amendment to -an appropriation measure,. Was as vicious '-a
piece of legislation as was ever invented by a gang of political
crooks. -It was a law " designed" to make crime safe by taking the
police off the beat. The treasury department was. forbidden toJend
secret service men to. other departments desiring to investigate the
commission of public offenses. Now if there are any congressmen
who want to defend this measure and discipline the president
because he condemned it,, why then the American people would be
pleased to see these congressmen come put in the open. But we
fear they will do nothing of the sort. Such men.are of the slink
ing; kind.
MISSES THE BRASS TACKS
PRUI- HSSOR " JOSIAH ROYGE of' Harvird, 7 who fs v native
CaHiqrnian and a graduate of our state' university, '•quarrels
with Bret Harte because he constructed an ideal pioneer Cali
fornia at the expense of historical \truth. -Supposing, which may
or may not be true, that Professor Royceis right, we fear that he
.has -begun too late. The California; of Bret Harte, such as it Avas ;
is fixed for all time, ;evena^ Sir Walter Scott created a land of
romance out of the eccentricities of the Highland cattle thieves and
reavers. It .wasJikc this; with Bret Hartc,.says the professor •
They depict thc\carly CaUfornia mining camp asif it were more drless
an established, institution, and portray.the miners as , if -they already po Sensed
a sort of provincial consciousness... For Bret Harte the.early miner is already
a definable social type— with a dialect and set characteristic^customs and
niajjners— W4th a local consciousness almost such as a> peasantry or a hisjh
land clan might possess. . : ; -- ... ~
PThe argument as to dialect is not, well niade. Bret Harte
ably created his popular dialect of early days asother romancers
have donejn like case, and all that is demanded; in this .field is that
the language shall- seem true and hold its consistency. Of course;
Harte 'did not .pretend that he was '' writing -history. was neces
sary for his Ins Subject and^^
EDITORIAL PAGE
whole, lie was neither a writer of catalogues nor a census taker.
The number of Californians engaged in gainful; occupations; inter
ested him not at all. But he. found in the gambler and in the
prospector, -"for iiistanceV '.types that -have become fixed, and ri wefc
certainly human and \u25a0 instinct > with -human sympathy. \ '\u25a0•JtVseerns
absurd to deny class consciousness to such as these, and theftypc;
so far as it exists anywhere, grows but of -this/sense;
• It-is true that the world's a stage for such as Bret Harte. -Let
us not quarrel with what he has painted on the scenery. .Suffer\ us
to believe ' that once upon' a time the whole world was not engaged
in selling figs or brass tacks. - V"
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MME. NORDICA'S last concert; will
be given next Sunday afternoon
at the Van Ness theater, when
; she will present the following
splendid program : :
Tiano soli: fa) "Aufschwung" Schumann
(b) "Liebestrauni :. ......... ..'.Lisxt
' ; : Miss Showers. • •-\u25a0
Aria from "Le.Mort de Jeanne'd'Arc'.': .Bemberg
r Mrae. Xordlca. " ',
Aria and cabaletta. "Infellce," from "Er- ;
\u25a0 nani"". i ...... Verdi
\u25a0' Mr.: Hastings.
(a) "Zuolgnunc" .Uichard Strauss
(b» "Stllie Siclicrkeif '..:."..'.:.. ...nobert Franz
<p>"l>pr Xussliaum" - :'...:. ::';. llobert Schumann
(d) "Mem Frcund Ist M«in'!.. ..Tcter Cornelius
;. \u25a0 Mnie. Xordica: '
"Rhapsodic HungrolsV :..:.. ........Liszt
\u25a0 Miss Showers. . ~ -.-';
(a) "Arlette" . . ... . . . . . . .... ...... ..... ..Vldal
Ib) ."I'Fycbe".-; ......:. . • • • • • • • • • • • • •'• • Paladhllf
(c) Canzonetta from "Salvatons ' Kosa . .Gomez
i \u25a0 Mine. \u25a0 Nordica; ; ""\u25a0 * 1.-. : '
! (a) .".Ulergeelen" ... . . . . ..:.:. .Eichard Strauss \u25a0
(b) "Kwlr Blclbt Mem Was lch Llcbe". .Schutt
(c) "Ucr Sieger ..:..;... '....:.. :.:lluso Kauu ;
i v.\, i". \u25a0:,-] \u25a0 Mr. "Hasting*. U,V-';
<») "Now, Sleeps the Crimson Petal" . . . '.QuHter
(b) "Serenade" /. . . . ;.'. -• • • •'• . .Uichard Strauss \u25a0
(c) "There . Was an Ancient Kin 5 " . . . .." .. •\u25a0SPpfi
; ; ;. . ...'......: ..".•..\u25a0'.. ' Geor? : Henschcl
(d) "liaiif Boanteoim' May!'*. .Gene Uranscombe ;
Mme. ; Nordica.; \u25a0
"Die Almacbt" : • • Schubert
Mure." XorUlca. .
In order to make an evening, concert
in Oakland possible : Manager-; Green^
baum had to buy ; out;the" stock 'product
tion ;at ; Ye> Liberty,- theater;: for' tomor
row (Tuesday) .;. everiing.7^ln>' conjunct
tion with Harry i Bishop; lieiwillipresent
the great prima. donna, and- her.cornpanyj
in: a special iprograrii^whichlwillTcon-|
tain many of . the best, numbers from" het\
San Franci-sco programs arid some other
works not to be', sung oil. this r side » ot.
the.bay."', ". : •\u25a0"'. \u25a0''./ - : \u25a0:.\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0-:.[\u25a0 '\u25a0 ' \u25a0 ':
* The Nordica: concerts .close. the .first
half of; the. present' music; season.. ;\u25a0#
»"•; Commencing'- Sunday f afternoon,! Jan^
vary 3, r . theYflrsH'bf. ;four^morithly; |H "pop";;
concerts L-byJaV splendid^ string* ; quartet';
w lll i b e '-- given ::;w i t tiZ Ui e l* as'sis ta n c e i*o f \
other- artists. \u25a0Those-'thusjfar/erigaged,
are Mrs. Oscar Mansfeldt,: Miss. Therese
Ehrmanii, ;. Gyula ; Orriiay. , : and ; Eugene; 1
Blanchafd/f pianists,; and: Lawrence H.
Strauss, "tenor. - :
.Then comes Mme.v Gadskl j with "..two
programs' of ."song; "Katherine Goodson,',
the; English: pianist, <:whov is coming i
from a ' successful r tour In .Australia
arid will play here ; before V she Iriiakes?
her] New, York appearances ;.: and;: there";
will; be a" short "season) of ; grand ;opefaS
by -^ the ; Lambardi : company,* ; which is
heading * north ; : f rprii - Central^ AfrierlcaA
"a-f ter' several [rnonths'/artistic'-: and \ prof £5
Itable'ope.fatic'appe'aTaric'es^here/iPrie'da'j
Langendorff. L -aVcdntralto \ f romi Baireuth; x
will also;' be a".visltof:|here>^She"jhas/"an ;
'engagements with* the ?: Dresden 'J:c"rahdji
opera-house to; hcr/crcdit and \was ..with if
the Me tfopolitam forces * in" New. York:
- Jos pf " Lo hvlri n e ; a n d " ' Osa 1 ip" G a b ril o- >
,wltsoh, two? of . the^VoungeYf scllool :. ot 5-
Russi.in pianists,' .will 'play; engagements r
here; • and' M i^cha] Elman.'^who ihas ; cre-1
ated ; a sensation •.wherever^ .the\yiblinist '-j
ha s - a ppoa red ,' ;• has 'i[ been v 'engaged^ b'y'f
Greeribau'm ;it a rather^extravagaritJand;?
risky; price \i o play ? for \&\i Sari v; Fran-;^
cisoo HiitUcncp. \u25a0 : J ,'\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0. : y : /C*, f\ -i'-- \u25a0'"..'••• ~ ; - :
;, 'David r ;Blspha'm.-*..who^has 'always; been
a = .San -* l\rari«.\lsVo;;'f;iA'6riter:|win csing"
fome splendid- prograiris^fof .(uslbeforev'
the" sVasori is j over,': and -according: to '\u25a0'
Grocnbai'mir ''tliere areVothcrs^ corning;;;
;,'\y« .'\u25a0 should .;'iiot|"s'tar.y/t:-{f 'or ''i the lack: of^
S<>od imported* muslcalfeiare.
;.'; .' \u25a0\u25a0- "\u25a0 ; \u25a0"*-."'- \ .*.'..• 3&§B&k
. Tho' Fairmont liotcliwiir be the -scene
Fl;!^^:^©l^ASS< ; M>CT^FJSR-
The Holiday Postoffice •-.
Walter Anthony
of an interesting recital next Thursday
"evening; ;when Hotiier. Wismer ". plays
his first concert since his return from
his studies in Europe.
- Wismer^is one. of the best; of Cali
fornia violinists— he. was that before he
went to Berlin andto Brusselsto study,
with Ysaye and 'other masters of the
instrument,., naturally lie. should!^ be
-greater now. , " •
His program follows: y
; Suite, op. 11 . . . ... .... ... . . ".". . . .Carl Goldmiark
- ' \u25a0 : If other : Wismer.
Songs — , .; .
: \"Saeiul<-h<»n" ....... ... .". ..Tohsnn \u25a0\u25a0 Brahms
."Mnlnacht" . .... ..:..... .... ..Tobann' Brahms
Tue.Deep Sea Pearl":.'... ...'E. F. Schneider
Mrs. M. - E. Blanehard.
"Fantasie" (Scot oh) . op. 40. . : ... . . .Max Brnch
\u25a0\u25a0*-••. » . Ilothrr Wisnior. -,
Prelude and Grand Fugup. • A minor. . . J. S. Bach'
: . -Hotter Wismer. '
\u25a0SOnCS : I -\ - .; \u25a0:.'. -.' . ' :\u25a0;\u25a0.. ' . •\u25a0\u25a0;
."Deine Stimme lass Ert<*>en".....X.' W. fiade
•'•\u25a0-." Vor Meiner Wiege".. . . .... '. .Franz * Schubert
'.' ''-'' -.'\u25a0.- Mrs. M. ;Wlsuner.' '.-•. v
Valse Caprice ..... ::. . .... . . .Saint-Saens-Ysa.ve
Hotber. 1 . Wismer ;
,Mrs.' Oscar Mansfeldt;'and ; Mrs. J. E."
.Birmingham will; present Miss Mabel
Cuthbert, Miss> Almas Birmingham and
'.Miss : Ellen ; ;, Page v hi . ; :a-- Liszt ; recital at
Golden Gate commandery •> hall -this '
: evening. £The young : pupils^are' said i to
: bo : talented \ and )\u25a0 temperamental; [: They*
;havo been:: studying^ faithfully ; under
the . guidance ;of their teachers, arid may;
,be relied upon. to give ; a concert of real
musical '». worth. /
\u25a0^Miss Ellen Page will : be heard in -two
groups ; ;6f '.'_, Liszt V sorigs; ' comprising 1
"Mignon's; Lied," "Es :Muss ; em; Wun
iderbaresVSein.V; v'lnl' Liebeslust,"''pie
;Lorelej-,'-'; Lorelej-,'-' ; ''Comment disaient ills?" '-:•'. and
7'OhaQuandfJer d.or.':v She > will;.be ?ac
companied^at, the- piano by -her "teacher,'
Miss;Birmlngham// , .
, : Miss Mabel Cuthbert will play Liszt's
; concertojin E : llat ; major; and ialgroup of
:,three ;jsmallerinumbers;?lncluding>VLa
: Campanella,"- by >:; the { same \. composer.'
• Miss Alma Birmingham tlivill tbe i heard
•* n^Liszt's ;.VLiebestraume,": r Vßhapsodie,' ! ',
No.; 13,1 and -the 'A^ major concerto;: Mrs.
OscareMansfeldt, v her,: instructor, .'.will
; play the [orchestral part ' transcribed \ for
second piano. ' ' .;. :4: 4
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> : - s St.'/; Dominic's | parish;.will 7. enjoy: -its
\u25a0liollday..; concert : night • nt
n o t Solomon's " hall/v iii\ Fillmore
.near;Sutter. jThel event ;is under; the di
irectionfof Dr.rH^j/stewartrV'.Therewill
be .'orchestral - music i arid \vocal < arid : in*'
strumentai; solos; -U Dr. : Stewart's-' ladies^
quartet^ willf be Uieard *. in -several / rium
bers.; CThejtnembers(of*the;quartetrare'
\u25a0MissiHorterise;Gilmore,iMisV Irene Bird^
Miss ; ;Yesley ; . Smith" iarid "Miss Leola
Storied; ' -~ r .:' ,'''," - -: : :
'J'-x^y^-ji AlriiaVßergiund Winchester, ' so
prano.' arid : Louis, Appy. cellist.^wili be*
the -soloists fat the ijLorlngTclub' concert
tomorrow/inightl at ? Christian^ :• Science
»an; r Mrs;?; Winchester * will? befiheard
infAdqlphe|Adarn's^;,'CantiqueTdeTxoel,''
wltn^riialefchoruslsettirig.^iTheTaccorn- i
P.i nI . m ent\will|b'e|provided|byJaf small
orchestraTuriderJtheTdirectionlofJßerriat
Jaulus and organYaridpianb.":;! Wallace
A.>Sabin r : wlHj.be "organist^i and i^'Fred™
erickl 7 Maurer.^: pianist;'" JiTheVCchjb*'
wilitpreserit-'Max ißruch's; ffine^Tvork?
;"noman|Song|ofj;Trium ph. "and pother,
concerted numbVr.sXuridpr-theld'rcctiori'
ofAthe-club's leader. >V. C. 'Stadtfeld?
;t o.HIo .Hl s l; A PPyJwill|n^ke|jKlsmrstfa
ancelasjsoloistlwithltheiclublirifviolbn?
tbelberceuse] f roni^ G odard 1 •>• Joscaly£'i
Clubwomen and Their Work
Alice G. Eccles
CHRISTMAS has much - more than a
\u25a0sentimental value foractlvc clulj*
women, The magic of kindness
to. the season causes pet
ty: problems to be „ forgotten, and the
clubwomen- work to fill; the. vacancies
in the;Jlves of their poorer sisters.'-The
clubwoman is , the" medium of charity/
She appeals to those rich in the luxu
ries ! of.' the; holiday 'and from their store
she supplies the needs that she has dis
covered; around her. There jis' no - per
sonal gift'here.Jltis onlya new means
of equalization and distribution."/ These
methods have taken the place of the old
basket charity. *Wlsg£&j2&g^s^
The -Corona club .held ..a ;, Christmas
jinks " last Monday ; afternoon. The spirit
of St. Nicholas prevailed, andrthe pro
gram for the day opened with a pre
sentation of juvenile' selections., ' The
members of the club, attired in the cos
tumes s'of: school , days, .promenaded to
their, seats 'and -"opened -the"< musical pro
gram with numbers from, the "Juvenile
Symphony.". : .The' leader was Mrs.
George- Norton,; and \u25a0 solos .were given
on: the toy instruments by Mrs. Arthur
Li. Sobeyiand Mrs". V\V*. D." Keyston..Reci
tations 'i and; songs /followed. ; -: by. Mrs.
Alfred ViMcCullough";; and 1 Mrs." J.WV.
Reiss.;YThe clubrooma ; were then.dark
ened /and J; the ' mysterious . rites -of the
initiatoryjdegrec-in]the guise of a club
farce. , were : solemnized. . \u25a0'.'... '.'\u25a0\u25a0
i-vThe •• author ;"6f.; the '-farce, Mrs. John
Bullock, -led the 21' particiants into -the
charmed circle,, the number 'being sym
bolical Jof^ the remaining"' days r ial 90S.
The mirth, provoking '^situations and
witticisms kept' the audience merry
with laughter. . Mrs." E. B. Carson pre
sided atHheipiano;; The success of the
affair ; . was /due; to^ the i clever, arrange
ment of Mrs. ;•'; Robert and her
'committee',""; who had charge of the aft
ernoon.
,:. The. address 'of the occasion was de
livered . by- Mrs. \u25a0-, George v Fredericks,
president =! of.; the .club. ; .The day was
broughtvto'a close with: thebanfjuet,. at
which: the; effective decorationiinrholi
day symbols was : the I work of Mrs. "A.
H. Kr.oph and-her committee. '
If The" California- club .will hold its reg
ulaK meetingrTuesday' afternoon at\ the
clubhouse* in iClayV. street; when" /.plans
will ;\u25a0 be 'discussed • for - the new county
hospital.' (The address of the day will
bes given 'by7 Dr.: Philip King Brown of
the -•"; hospital, and,"' the ; , program ;r isf £iri
charge ' of :Mrs. Jacob, Brandt, :chairnian
of .'the* social /science' department of the
clubi V; Dr. t Georges C:^ Adams; will: also
speak : on •.'.'Woman's ; Responsibility ,To
wardthfe;Moral3 of Youth." v The music
will consist* of vocal selections by Miss
May Nowman. •.':\u25a0.. • .;
; The 'PPacific Coastc c Coast ,/Wonu-n's PTess as
sociation .will celebrate; "member's • day"
thisfafternoonjat^its j moeting-, i .and ; an
interesting < program!; has -been t outlined
by^Mrs.*." 1 Florence .Richmond,, -chairman
of ;the /literature ."committee. ,• An" ad
dress} wiir\be\ given ; by "Sirs. .Amelia
Truesdell.Tauthor/pf /'Fraricesca Reina V
6nV,'Historic ; Lahdrriark3l In • and ?About
Bostbn/^ : SMrs.^Truesdell'si'recentS visit
to i : these j places ; -wi 11 give; color " to her
lecture^fAmonggthe soloists will be
Miss % Ella § and i" Mrs. V T. '= \u25a0\u25a0 G -
Crothers,- with Mrs. S. H; Beckett at the
piano./-/ ,'-: V'>'< ' \u25a0\u25a0-'-\u25a0-\u25a0 / -'-\u25a0\u25a0^\u25a0y .\^. •-:\u25a0;:^i:.:':
? -.M^^Y"^i C; ? Morrow , will preside ,at
thei|rneeting,> ( and 'among; those :dn- the
rcccpti6nTcommittcelwill.be:
Mrs. Florence \u25a0UlchraotidHlrs. .Tw>i \u25a0 Liehtri«>r :
Mrs. '.TosepliinelMartlnklUrs.-: Sophie «ard!nrr
MrsC, Ell* ;M."; Sexton :jA hi rs.t Mabel- Cbileon "
Mrs:: Laura •y.' Tinner, l " •'':•\u25a0•
\u25a0BlThe- organization ! committee of the
Mother's !congress willHiold' ameet!n«-
Vr lda y,.£a f ternoon f at «. ?. J o'clock ; at t h e
girls jhigh" school ;atJScott«;and' OFarreli
strets. _
:-Th"e iCapiandfßellsV"club:wni\ stage'
'comedy- 'iThe'-^hadpfi of 'Shako-"
BpcareV.^*Wednp?day.-j>yenlrig-.;'an(l "the
events; is Vantlcfpated s;by : ja : large : :: mim
iberlbfyguestslns^wplUas 'club" members;
/Mrs^jrhornSalMorffpwTis^toaiir! 'chair- :
man; f orj thntf even liijf.^i The'. uri iVpJW pro
s-raji. will, be followed t>y t dancing. . .
IQEGEMBER 14, 1908
The Insider
Relates conversation with visitors from Fans
;'; ' :\vho find San Francisco delightful and
make their last^call at the hospital
Call on Physicians
| After Many Feasts
{Monsieur A. Fauconier of Brussels. They arrived on the Korea yesterday,
land are enjoying themselves visiting all important places in the world and
I meeting all the intellectual people; in the world. Therefore I introduce
i Monsieur Henri Avila and Monsieur Charles Miles."
! The foreign gentlemen extended their hand* to the local genttemen
and the local gentlemen expatiated on "the beauties of San Franciscp.
j , "Ah, my \lear isir," said the gentleman from Paris, "y<m have a city that
J ravislics me. I 5I 5 riot that so, <rhy dear 'Fauconier:"
[^\u25a0••Ferry, you speak the truth without a rag to hide it? blushes," replied
I Monsieur Fauconier. .
! "Ah,' and the time we had yesterday." continued Ferry. "That brave
I boy there." pointing, to Clerfayt; Vhe is a hero. We land from the steamer.
j We ritn a cordon of all kinds of people., We go and we drink coffee and
eat six buns. Then Clerfayt ;take us and introduce us to the Zaza cocktail.
"AhVmonDicu! La cocktail, la Zaza! One— two— six Zazas. Then a
herring and a little Hamburg steak to eat before the dinner.
'\u25a0'Beer! Ah, that beer. Clerfayt say we goto the French club. Zaza
cocktaiL again.. ;Oae— two— six. Then , to dinner. Just a little dinner.
Clerfayt do the order. -Zaza cocktail, one— two— six.
' "Oysters, snails, pompano, tenderloin steak, mallard duck— one each—
Schccse, champagne, burgundy and then to the club. ;. <: v % V^
\u25a0• : /'Zaza cocktail again, one— two— six; and chicken sandwich." /
"And where do you go today?" asked Miles..
"Ah, we go today to the French hospital." ,
Scions of French
Nobility in Banks
trust. company arc aware that these financial institutions have in their employ
persons of nobility.
In the Union trust company there is Count Charles dv Pare dc Loc
maria, scion of one of the oldest families in France. Dv Pare has been
in this country several years and apparently is content with everything
American.' .
The American national bank boasts of Count Hcuri de Saint Seine,
another noble of French extraction. De Saint Seine is well known in local
financial circles, having come to San Francisco several years ago to taka
charge of the branch of the Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris.
After the directors of that institution decided to abandon their branch
in this city they offered De Saint Seine a position in Paris, but he declined,
having fallen'in love with California and a California girl. The marquis de
Saint' Seine, father of the count, is still alive and living in Paris.
Beauty Specialist
Picks Perfect Type
woman here, who, in her opinion, was the most beautiful.-- "She immedi
aVelj- pointed out Mrs. Leigh Larzalere, who, she said, had the most beau
tiful compiexioiv she had ever seen. Every beauty connoisseur who has
come to our city has managed to find one perfect type. Sarah Bernhardt's
beauty doctor said that Mrs. Willard Drown, then Miss Edith Preston, was
the '""absolutely perfect type. Grand Duke Boris picked ouT Mrs. Stirling
Postley and Mrs. J. J. Moore. Artist Gibson placed the laurel on the brow
of Miss Anna .Peters. It ia-a good thing to know that San Francisco con
tains so many fine types of womanhood, and the best thing about it is that
air'these beauties really deserve the title.
Mary.MacLanc Finds
Two Men Admirable
is said to ha"ve\at one time had a crush on Gelett Burgess of this city. In,
the early days of her fame she declared all^men hateful to her, particularly
young men, who, she said, bored her aod were puppies. All men, she
acknowledged, were tiresome, but she finally confessed that she liked two
of them. "Elements are necessary to my* happiness." she added vaguely;
"there are so many elements. that go to made up my world." Then she
said, referring to the two exceptions in her general condemnation of mas
culines."One 1 of the men I like is Gelett Burgess, the artist and writer, and
the other is Herbert Stone.", her publisher, by_ the way. "Burgess," she
said, is interesting." The San Francisco man never told whether. Mary's
admiration was returned.
MAD - STONES— N.v Gcyserrllle. CaL Some
' time, since. 1. -saw an answer in the Answers to
yncries. about mad stones, saying that they are
found • only ; in the sonthern part of the United
States.* Will ryou permit me to call attention to
other mad stones? Theso mad stones are found
In tU«*-maws of deer; and consist of hair which
the de«»r lick off the body when sheddins. and
which forms a solid, round mass about the sire of
a child's small, rubber play balL Such, it is said,
is a posltire cure for bites bj a mad dog.
• There 0 may be virtue, is this ball,
as is claimed by the correspondent, but
it does not change the assertion made
that .the : mad stone is found in the
southern part of the -United States, and
that it is not what it Is claimed "to be.
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J BUTTING IN— M.. Mayfleld, Cal. : Two men
are discussing certain matters and one asis the
other : a r question. -• saying at the same tlmo
"your answer . will satisfy me." • When the
party asked - ffires the answer a \u25a0 third party,
stranger vto the '.two ' men, steps up . and tells
th<> ' one who answered ' that ' : he . Is . a roost f ex-
I traordtnary \ example • of . misinformation "and
I that hla Ignorance of the subject is most re
; markable. .What should be done with a man of
| that : klnd?3gßH| SVUflfißßPwPwFfflHl
'.' -The^ third party was a 1a 1 butter in and
men vof.rhis class should be told to
mind their own business. .
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FIVE* HUNDRED-fM. 8., Santa Rosa. Cal.
Can the game of fire hundred-. be played without
Una res being represented as • bowers if '
- The : following 1 from i the rules of 'the
game -shows that it may. "Rank 'of -
cards—As'in;euchre (the bower 3 being
aised); the 'joker, -when used is the
highest' trump,* ranking above the right
bower. Among, some '\u25a0. few players, when
bowers •. are used. . the - ace of trumps
ranks ' above bowers.
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HOLIDAYS^-A'. H.'. City. Are there any
national; holidays? *-\u25a0.' .
V There;' are! '. \u25a0 If . you ..will ask what
country :, yo*u',want :to |know -about the
information* will be i{ imparted 7 to you. ; -"
MINING CLuVIM—H. h.^S.,. Oakland,
Cal. >Your. many ;.< questions regardlng
ralnirig 'claims are * of -a character that
call "for a: land office ruling. Submit 1
Impertinent Question No. 81
WhaV s the Mailer with California ?
For tl^ most^riginal^or .-ynthcat answer to this question-thc
bnefer.the beUer— The Call will pay FIVE S DOLLARS
a^^o I ?^^ Gall ™M pay JONE DOL-
Wednesday and checks maded to the winners at once. Mafc
y^r answer sW { and s£A^> IT ON A POSTAL*
v /IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS
iiililili; ... THE CALL.
I /^> EXTLEMENV said- Jules Clerfayt,
C y"I wish to bring to' your attention
V^^^*^ Monsieur M. G. Ferry of Pads and
Few of the businessmen of San Francisco
who have occasion to -transact business with
the American national bank or the Union
Some years ago, when Madame Yale, the
beauty specialist, paid her first visit to San
Francisco, she was asked to pick out the
Mary Mac Lane, the Montana Marie BashkirU
seff, .who has disappeared from her Buttc
home and left no trace of her whereabouts.
Answers to Queries
your questions to the United States
land office In Oakland.
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HONEYMOON— A. S.. Oaakland." C»I. What
U th<> .origin of booeymooa in coonecticn with
weddings? *
It "was anciently the custom in the
nations of northern Europe for newly
married people to drink methegrlln or
mead, a kind of wine made from honey,
for 30 day 3 after marriage. Ilenco
the term honey month, which was in
time -transformed to honey moon.
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LETTERS— Subscriber. City. Has the Unite*
States gOTennent always had the sole rlzht of
carrying letters? .
There was a time, for many years,
when e*pres3 companies such as Wells.
Fargo & Co. and Adams express com
pany carried letters with the United
States postage frank on them.
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CITIES— F. M. X.. City. Where can I ob
tain the most complete list of cities In the
United States haTins a population ot 10,000 or
OTer?
Go to the free public, library, Hayes
street near Franklin, and consult lata
census bulletins, also the World Alma
nac for 190 S.
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• METRIC MEASURE— C. V. D. H.. Cltr.
>vhat Is the Talne.'of the French "are" and
hectare" as to the yard and acre?
An "are" is 100 square metres, equiv
alent in denomination In use to 119. 1 ?
square yards. A "hectare" is 10.000
metres or 2.471 acres.
TOWNSHIPS-S.. San Anselmo. Cal. Wher»
can I get the law on township* of the »lxt&
class and a book treatins on and of "the eo»
ernment of the same?
From any dealer In law books. The
law you can procure from the secre
tary of state at Sacramento.
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FUEE TRADE LEAGUE— A. S.. CUy. Hot*
snonld a: letter be addressed to reach the
American free trade league to New Yorlt city?
direct' It to. the secretary of the
league. . ..

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