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The San Francisco Call JOHN D. SPRECKELS ... Proprietor CHARLES W. HORNICK .;.....-.... General Manager ERNEST S. SIMPSON ......... . ... > . ..... . .Managing Editor Addrcsa AJI Comrounloation^ to f HE SAX FRANCISCO CAMi Trlrpbone "KEARW 86 M — Ask. for The Call. The Operator Will Connect Yon With the Departstent Yon Wish.' CIRCULATION of the SAN FRANCISCO CALL JANUARY, 1909 Daily Average for the month 56,659 copies Average for January, 1908 50 5 225 copies Gain over last year 754@47 S 4@4 copies daily STATE OF CALIFORNIA I Cifr **& C»onty of San Francisco I "* : } C • C. W. HORNICK. General Manager of the San Francisco Call, being; first duly tworn. deposes and s&ys that the above circulation statement of the San Francisco Call is true and correct. 11 .-, C. W. HORNICK ! XOTARIAL ! sc ... 1 Subscribed and sworn to before me this Sfc * ALi I ' 19th day of February. 1909. •W. T. HESS, Notary Public In and for the City and County of San Francisco, State of Cali fornia. THE CIRCULATION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CAUL IS GUARANTEED TO ADVERTISERS AND IS, OPEN TO EXAMINATION: AT ALL TIMES 7^ HE bill offered by Assemblyman Beatty provides forgone phase of congestion in the courts by permitting' the" assign ment of superior court judges in counties where 1 litigation is slack to assist 1 their brethren -whose courts may be overloaded with business if there are my such. It is more than doubtful whether my real congestion -exists anywhere that can not be overcome by the exercise of ordinary diligence. Even if no such pressure of busi ness existed the politicians would, invent it by way of excuse for the creation of more offices. It is the general understanding that Gov ernor Gillett will scrutinize bills of this sort with a jealous and in \u25a0 formed eye. ; : • . > . ' The same political phenomena are observable in New York, Illi nois and Pennsylvania now that; legislatures are in session. Like causes produce like effects. ' Th^- ; hunger for easy money arid soft jobs is not peculiar to any single commonwealth. Thus the Chicago Record Herald finds : " In Xew York a legislative commission is inquiring into the efficiency of the courts of inferior criminal jurisdiction. Preliminary reports made by it contain minor suggestions for immediate improvement, but it is felt that the more radical or comprehensive proposals will be dictated by the evils Of the "law's delay," with its "practical denial of justice" in many cases. As usual, "more judges'' is one of the proposed remedies, but an enlightened lawyer points out that only a short time ago eight new judgeships were added to the supreme court without producing the slightest improvement in the situation. The fame lawyer is audacious enough to ask why the judges in Xew York take a three months' vacation annually v instead of* one of rea sonable length. The efficiency\pf the present force could be increased by nearly one-fourth if the vacations were cut down, but efficiency is the last - thing considered by the clamorous advocates of "more judges" bills. ? All that is as true for San Francisco as for New York. The alleged congestion is partly a birth of the political imagination in search of a job and in part the child of laziness and unconscionably long vacations. Congestion In the Superior Courts If the legislature will enact Mr. Beatty's bill and supplement it by the legislation offered for simplification of process and practice the congestion will vanish like the baseless fabric. of a vision. HOW much of good and how much of evil may spring- from the same institution in different circumstances will be shown" in the series of striking articles by Frederick Palmer descriptive of conditions in Mexico and Central America now in course of publication in these columns. The uses of despotism as a power of govern ment are illustrated by graphic comparison of its results on nearly related peoples. It is a platitude of politics that a benevolent des potism is tne Dest government in the world, but the contrast be tween Mexico and her ' southern neighbors emphasizes the risks and dangers of putting absolute power in the hands of a single man. It all depends on the personal equation. If your dictator is Diaz the country prospers beyond measure or expectation. If the man in the saddle is Zelaya or Cabrera the result is constant tumult, turmoil, attempts at revolution and demoralized industry. The Mexicans as a people do not greatly differ in national characteristics fiom the Central Americans, but look at the difference in political and industrial conditions. In Mexico there is peace, progress and .steady development. In Central America, with the exception of Costa Rica, rivers of blood flow and the whole industrial system is dislocated. . [ " . '-,-. Mexico As Seen by Fredk. Palmer It may be conceded that the Mexicans and their southern neighbors are not sufficiently advanced to govern themselves under democratic institutions. The Mexicans are lucky in having a po litical genius in absolute control, but the dangers of this plan are strikingly illustrated by the near contrast of Central America. Diaz is an old man and there are obvious difficulties about finding for him an adequate and competent successor able to carry on liis work. Nevertheless the vast investment of American and Euro pean capital in the country creates a deep concern for the contin uance of stable conditions. . The problem is not immediate, but it can not be ignored of blinked. ' ; v •-> * . NOW that the fuss and fume of the. Japanese, agitation have subsided for the moment, it is worth while to consider how the Australians have. settled the same question without any sort of disturbance. They simply enacted an exclusion law -and -let .it go. at that. If Japan has protested or threatened war or appealed" to rights the world has heafd nothing about it. Simply there is no Japanese or Asiatic immigration question in Australia: . Australia is geographically quite as accessible to the Japanese as the United States and every bit as profitable a field -for Asiatic competition and the lower standard of living. Japan has a treaty of alliance with England with presumable guarantees of every privi lege enjoyed by the most favored nation. Australia is , a depend ency of Great Britaiii, but the world lias heard no excited appeals to treaty rights delivered at the point of a bayonet to the English cabinet. It seems reasonable therefore to. conclude *that domestic legislation will eventually settle the matter in this country and with as. little Triction as in Australia. ; 4 The economic argument that eastern sentimentalists press in favor of cheap labor from Asia does, not weigh a piifs' fee in Australia. They are resolved to maintain at all costs; a' \u25a0white Australia and are quite content to accept a slower.material:develop ment if they escape the dangers of race questions and the lowered standard of living. " This in a general -. way has ; become the settled policy of all -the white races bordering on the and it will \u25a0prevail. It is in fact^a policy of self-preservation^ Australia s Wax With the Japanese EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL Un6le Safn Shakes Hands NVith fiirriself [ MINISTERS DISCUSS THE MEAGER INCOME <Does the meager income paid jhe: average minister c^fthej^^el warrant^ ftim m'forsaking his calling for another more lucraMe? : '-^ } :^ <•'\u25a0 : ;;- : \\y \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 'p,~~r ':.'\u25a0: THIS question, raised by Rev. Ferdi nand S. Rockwell, who resigned from the Sheridan Park. Methodist Episcopal church in Chicago because his income of $2,500 a year was Insufficient for his needs, was answered by his brehren in San Francisco yesterday— all of them strongl^T holding to the con trary. And this despite the fact that the average salary 'of the Methodist ministers In the state is about ?SOO a year.' I Not 'a ' single Methodist minister could be found in. the city who thought Rockwell's step justifiable from -a min isterial standpoint; there was- not one who gave him moral support.. All v'ere willing .to admit that the ministerial calling as a profession was woefully underpaid and that the lack of ready money, entailed a drudgery and hardship extremely difficult to bear. All agreed with him 'that the same ef fort and the same-intellectual energy vould, If directed toward other ends, produce more profitable results; but all were firm against the materialist theory that in the luxuries of mammon was found a greater contentment than in the burdens of the cross. FEEL NO BLAME They did not blame or criticise the Rev. Ferdinand S. Rockwell of Chicago. They but maintained that they per sonally preferred thd rough,, unhewn paths of duty against odds'wlth all its labor, care and disappointments to the cushioned seats of an automobile If the latter necessitated a disobedience of the "call" which, originally, made them ministers of tbo gospel. V. . They realized^ the motives which ac tuated Rockwell when in resigning he said: "It is a matter of duty to my wife and family first," for none knew so, well as themselves that the brunt of the bat tle had to be borne by the helpmeet in the home. "On the ..shoulders of the pastor's Wife falls the greatest . burden," said Rev. E. R. , DilleVyesterday. "I. know of two ministers' wives who are on the verge of nervous prostration brought about' by their duties in the home and the church." i \u25a0 • • Yet, realizlng'thls, there was not one who held .that Rockwell had acted rightly in forsaking the church , for no other reason than that of a better In come. The ''wives themselves ", main tained that he was morally wrong. There was primarily; their call" to the church and their duty to their creator and to humanity. All else was sec ondary. , WIVES EXPECT HARDSHIP The wives knew what they had to endure when marrying into the minis try.- They expected a life of^hardship and struggle against \u25a0 poverty and re ceived It with as much fortitude as the woman missionary a martyr's death in heathen lands. It was part of. the struggle. The children, if unfortunate enough \to be ; born to a minister and his wife struggling, along on a pitiful $800 a year,' -were but Innocent of ''\u25a0 the eternal. Inscrutable law, the workings of "which would" be made clear at the opportune time. Above all else was their, duty _,to God and man, the dictates o f the divine call. \ ? "It is a well, known fact," said Rev. E. R." DiHe of the Central M.E.churchV "that ministers are; poorly paid; but it is a well knownfact also that the min ister does not- take-, up; his calling" for the money he is to' receive Jrom It. He lays aside all ambitions .of pecuniary profit whenlhe takes up his work. If he- does not,; then* he nought' not to .be In the ministry. Revl Mr. .Rockwell with his income 'of ; $2,500 .a. year was receivings far \u25a0'more' tlianv the -l average salary of ithe of ;uhe. ; gospel. VHereiin California thesaverage;sal ary/ Is ; $800 : a -year. 'ln' San fFrahcisco I should ©stihiatejt lo t>e about Ja trifle over. $1,000 a, year. The highest salary paid' to : a Methodist- minister in thla; city is, I believe,: $3,000. a year.. .Of course, as a minis ter is expected to live in a style in accord; with the majority Of his parishioners, it. can be easily seen what struggles ; must 1 be facedr,at home, aria It is not On the minister, that the.,.'g;reater. J -burden . falls, :but upon'tho; minister^ '.vrlte.*?. The continual struggle against ' poverty,. is apt to-break xjowq the strongest .wo'man.l.andr'l-'at^tpf? present time- know of.' two ministers' wives -who are on the verge of a nerv ous collapse on account of 'their ardu ous duty in the home and in the church. Yet one hears of no , complaint from these noble women and they would be the first to oppose their husbands, fol lowing In Rockwell's footsteps." Mrs. Dennett, wife of the Rev. E. P. Dennett, pastor of the Wesley Metho dist Episcopal church, maintained the correctness of the Rev. Mr. Dille's statements. . ' SHE EXPECTS THE STRUGGLE "A minister's wife expects hardships and struggles when she marries," said she. "There is no gainsaying the fact that we would find life very much hap pier if the, salaries of our husbands were larger; but the majority of us would never countenance the attitude taken by the Rev. Mr. Rockwell. The work has to be done,' and we think we are the ones to do it. It Is not a matter of poverty or luxury with us; it is a matter of; doing the 'work— nothing more or Jess. That, has to be done whether the salary' is large or small. In all my experience I have run across Only one or two instances where K tha pastor's wife- wanted her husband to follow, some; other profession because the ministry was; ill paid; 'but these were exceptions to the- rule." Bishop Edwin "11. Hughes, resident bishop, of .the Methodls't Episcopal church in San Francisco, said: NOT A TRUE MINISTER ; / "These utterances 'merely 'show that the minlstry;did nothavea very tight hold on the young man's heart; If these remarks represent his feeling rather than his passing fancy! . the young man certainly; does not belong In the ministerial - profession^ ItVls true that 'the ministry is not a highly paid profession^ The first thing, that the candidate ;for; the 'ministry must do is. to put his foot on a purely.com mercial \u25a0• ambition. Evidently our min isters "should . be paid larger salaries. But personally I hope that the time. will never 'come when- men can be drawn into themlnistry 'for, revenue only.' "As it is, \u25a0 our ' preachers are \ apt to be above tlie suspicion of commer cialis*m. -This is likewise the case with our teachers. > Yet we 'have, no servants of humanity' than those; that enter the professions of . teaching and preaching. Besides'all this, the true minister may be poorly paid, but he is 'certainly splendidly; "ebmpensated. He} finds his rewards in'; higher things. So far as I can judge the : Rev. Mr. Rockwell's ideas do not prevail : at all among our ; preachers. , : The fmost ! £of them are •\u25a0; only glad .to , ; sacrifice for Christ and his church; and. their wives and children, for the most part, enter cheerfully into the same- spirit' of. sac rifice."- - ' " . BETTER /KOCkWEIX QUIT ": "Rev. George A. Hough, pastor I" of Grace Methodist church, said; that a man -who could not/ live on' $2,500 'a '\u0084 year v,was lacking;. ". in cqmmon business \u25a0ability. , "Such a sum is more \ than the average •.Amer ican citizen j receives," : said he,- ''and ought; to be ample, for a man on which to' raise . a . family.- I - agree ijvlthfithe Rev./ Mr.* Rockwell f:that^thellack l^of \u2666money sometimes 'leads to misery and crime,^b'ut. do' noti : hold Jthat because a mfnlsier. is' receiving a^small salary he ought; to -leaVeT/the; church > for; other more profitable field's. If Rockwell sin cerely.-'believes 7 what,- he uttered : lt x Is better' for' him and \the 'ehur'cTi that he left r it.^" His*; excuse, fliowetfef, \u25a0 was not a good "'one.'.' •:. r.-';;::"-r .-'; ; : : "-- \. , •'* " \u25a0'.' ' A The;R«v^^'T^. IJehffistt^aid^tfiat a manwho \went into th» ministry with the expectation ofeven recelving,an in- r. 52,500. a.-;yeafl was' sanguine arid" hopeful.'' * \u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0• ''.'fj \u25a0'- ; / - :' . "'.; "We '"sacrifice -all : money considera tions when we enter the fight," he de clared.^ "If the profession is poorly paid, then it is all the more reason that it should call forth men who are strong enough to make the fight with out: hope of reward of a flhancial'sort. Rockwell's action does not meet with the sentiment of the Methodist minis try as I. have found It." - < : : : * Gossip of Railwaymen %—% — :—: — - — ; . \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0.-.. \u25a0 ... W HEX, Special Agent P. J. Kln delon of the Southern Pacific was bumped Into, head fore- most, by a Chinese who had been expelled from an office on the eleventh floor of, 'the Flood building, evidently by. a violent kick, he was cer tainly startled and also hurt.- : No man likes to have a battering ram assail him in the regions of digestion, and after the special agent had recov ered his poise and also his dignity he said: . . - . "What's the matter, John*?" '.'My name no John, you sabbee," re plied the Chinese with even more dig nity than the chief himself. : "Well, what's the matter?" "You lailldad man, eh?" \u25a0\u25a0 "Yes. 1 "/-'" • \u25a0* \u25a0\u25a0 "Some -man heap bad lallload man," sighed the Chinese. "Who are you?'^ Inquired the chief. He felt sorry, thinking the celestial might; have met William Hood and asked him when a train started for Mil pitas. "I laundryman." and the Chinese shrugged his shoulders. ; "Wanted to collect a bill, eh." and got kicked ; for; your pains, eh? Well, you heathen, don't you know that an office is noplace to collect, bills? Get out of here!" "'\u25a0'\u25a0_ j Then Klndelon saw him on the eighth flooiv the intellectual: floor of the Flood building, still apparently, collecting bills.; \u25a0•..' ,; -'\u25a0\u25a0 • . ..-. - • . , \u25a0 '\u0084 i "Got bills here, too?" asked Klndelon. "EVely place," chirruped the Chinese. A little later;the Chinese again made a rapid exit from an office. ."Now/these chaps are not engineers' given; to bad expressions and . actions," remarked % Klndelon ;to \ himself." "J'H have thatrfellow;examined." " When Kindelon t got him in his office the Chinese gave a list of officials who owed him: money :for v laundry and from whom; he; was I trying, to; collect. v Notwithstanding , his remarks .Kinde lon'searched "him:: and. founds lottery tickets In his possession.;; -.- - /'Be report.". said the Chinese. "Take $50,;1et me go." * ; v -':"'. : . :v^'-:~vJ The* operating : department of the Southern > Pacific : announced '•\u25a0'• yesterday that its were; In better- shape than -they ; had ; been . , for f: some? i time. There is j some difficulty," , encountered still atrPunta; wherelthe traekUs built on ; ;the \u25a0; beach,^especially at • high tide. Steam "shovels i are^ working .day and nlghtjat the slide, and, the" engine that was ; : burled j inline "fallen; hill > has not yet"beeh : dug;out. : It'lsnot possible -to say-iwrienithejllne willCbafrestored to normal condtibns.;^The; trestle" that had been away, by -high' water f near Rincon; was * rebuilt* last"; night "and ' the line \u25a0reopened.';'; This .will ' do away i with theiriecessity of transferring passengers movingV;^betw een , - Santa Cruz • - and Bojulder! Creek. ' >. :> -V. -' J :\: C. ;;A:^. Hunter, ,,.who 'represents '.the Rock '.lsland 'lines, at.- Portland; -is 'heie bnVa business j.trip.'; ; *: - ..: " : /.'\u25a0\u25a0"",' \u25a0r\: i ' \u25a0•\u25a0 : : :;/: •„) \u25a0-' • ':\u25a0 V-- - ".--•'\u25a0'\u25a0' ":':\u25a0 tH;« J.^Snyder; 'general; agent of *the Mexican^ Central, ;has :gorie - on "a 'busi ness' trip.to LO9 "Angeles.; T : \u0084 . . The Insider Tells how a tout advised Lucky Baldwin to back his 6wn horse, Emperor of Norfolk, when the owner appeared skeptical, although he had plunged heavily already on race — . " ~ * T^\ ID you ever hh ' tar tha * story of how I ) a tout advised Lucky Baldwin to *—^ back his own horse to win?" ; It was when they were discussing the merits and demerits of High Pri vate that a racing man. sandwiched in this story: "Baldwin. was at Washington park, Chicago, and had entered his favorite Emperor of Norfolk in the big race,' his hopes running so high that he had his commissioners in all the big towns to get the coin down. About an hour, before the race Lucky the Great happened to run against Spinner Lafiin, then one of Chicago's infallible touts. They tossed a duet of drinks, and then Spinner said he had a tip for his companion. '*' "Pop/, said Spinner, 'd'jevver hear o* that gay ol* maverick that owns about half of California an* got a mortgage on the other half of it? Lucky Baldwin's the spiel; jevver hear o' him?' , '"Seems to me I've heard the name/ said Baldwin. 'Is the man repre sented in this race?'. \u25a0 "\Jfer.bet he is,' said Spinner. .'Pop, he's got a pup in dis here race dat'H be lyin' down in his box when allvde res* o' dem woodchucks is roundin* de far, turn. He's de Emperor, o' Norfolk.' "Thus went on Spinner, singing the praises of the Emperor and h!» owner to the latter," who appeared skeptical. Finally he seemed more hope ful and let ~" the' tout take a roll of bills and play the horse for him. He played him ten to one. Lucky making the tout hold the ticket, saying he never had any luck holding the ticket 3 himself. "The, Emperor came in at the finish all alone, the other entries being: nowhere. Then Spinner came along with smiling face and crowed at Lucky, who had so decried the Emperor before he had let Spinner play the horse. When the tout had cashed his $1,000 he searched again for the little old man who had placed the $100 and found him v.ith a string of friends jumping and yelling about him. There was something doing at the bar. 'What's the matter with old man Lucky?' they were singing. Spinner caught on, and in pathetic language stammered his disgust at being such a mutt. But Lucky made it all right. 'In your jeans with your little rill/ he said. 'Your con versation saved me from nervous prostration before the race, and as I'm about $90,000 to the good we won't say anything about it.' " Tip Saved Him From -Nervous Prostration Mrs. Harriman, wife of the great railroad magnate, is said to resemble her distinguished husband in her love for work. She always has been a busy woman, and it was through her efforts in organizing, chari ties and charitable institutions, such as boys* clubs, that -she met Mr. Harri man. Her serious outlook on life so impressed the young financier that hia admiration deepened into a more tender feeting. Mrs. Harriman still retains this spirit and it is said of her that she is never idle. She believes also that work is good for everybody and manages to find some sort of labor for ever.y one around her. If she were not pos sessed of tact the imposition by her of-tasks might possibly be resented by those whom she believes are not improving the shining hours, but her re quests are made not in the form of an informal command, but as a prayer and nobody can find it in his heart to do otherwise than obey with alacrity. It is for this reason, it is said, that the Harriman household is not an idle one. Even when Mr. Harriman retires to Arden for rest he promptly gets busy with the county supervisors over the improvement of highways, while Mrs. Harriman is equally busy superintending the many good institu tions she has had built on the estate and in the neighboring territory. She, like her husband, is a strong advocate of co-operation and impresses this on all the people who are connected with the establishments she has brought into existence for the benefit of her tenants and others in which she is in terested. ' *£:i-i?:z Financier's Love Won by* Work for Charity THE SMART SET MRS. WILLIAM CRAIG and Miss Olive Craig entertained yester day at a tea given at their home In Washington street, and during the hours of the afternoon over half a hundred guests enjoyed the hospitality of the. hostess and her charming daughter. Among those in the receiv ing party were: Mrs. Cralz ", Mis* Bertha Thompson M!as Craig Miss .Toy Wilson UUa Clara Alien Miss Miriam Gibbons Miss Bophie Coleman * Among those who called between the hours of 3 and 6 were: Mrs. Charles Slack • Mf*s Doll/ MacGatln Miss Edith Slack Mr*. Harry MtndoU Jr. Miss lluth Boerlcke Miss Dorotby Boerleke Miss Frances Newhnll Mrs. Edwin IV. New- Ml«s Virginia Newball hall Mr*. Charles Weller Mlsn Dori» Wllshire Miss Anna Weller [Miss Marian Marvin Mrs. James Potter (Mrs. Ot!9 Bnrrage I^nsli.irup , . I Mr*. JaaiM M. All^n Miss Julia Langhorne [Miss Marlaa Angellottl \u25a0^ - ' •-•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-• Miss Mollie Phelan was hostess yes terday at a delightful tea given at the Fairmont in compliment to Miss Alyce Sullivan the fiancee of Frederick Lawrence Murphy. The affair was one of the most enjoyable of the pre-Lenten season and the guest list was composed of the younger friends of the hostess and her complimented guest. - Mrs. George H. Mendell was hostess yesterday at a luncheon given at her home in Pacific avenue. A dozen guests enjoyed the hospitality of the hostess on this occasion. Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton entertain ed yesterday at a delightful tea given In the laurel court of the Fairmont for nearly 100 guests. The affair yester day was the last of a series that Mrs. Dutton has been giving preceding Lentl The former parties were devoted to bridge and were not leas enjoyable than the reception yesterday. Mrs. Webb Ballard. formerly Ger rude Jo"nes,..wtio'has been in Washing Impertinent Question No. 92 What Was the Sweetest Moment of Your Life? For the most original or wittiest 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 POSTAL card towSMSBBSHKM IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS THE CALL. Wlnnlasr Answers to \u2666•What'n Your; kick!" $3 prlxe to K. M. H«}<len, «23 Cambridge street. East Oakland. Two feet, one >t a time. $1 prize to MjCarey. 1684 Sotter »tre«t. city. The chandelier. $t prize to Mr*. G. Ll^tx. . 2W Bartlett street, ctty. ;My husband ,is afraid to come -home in the dark. $1 ; prlie to Martin Lelsaer, postofflce, rtty. - Not ..?t:"all for :Fcbraary-r-I,am:paid by the month. $1 prize to Arthur, E. Malstrom, White Palace hotel. EleveutH and Market »tre«t3 city I m kicking because ;l kicked when I had no kick coming. * $1 prise to G/A.'Logue.Cl North' X Weet.* San Mateo. . ;Oh, nothing. much; t but I kick' just the same. FEBRUARY 24, 1909 ton for many months, is visiting here from the northern state and la the suest of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Jones, at their homa in Buchanan street. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Keyea left this week for their home in Salt LAke city after a delightful visit in In!? 2SE VV^S stay hero Mr. and Mr«. Keyes were entertained al most constantly and in particular by their army friends. It will bo pleasant news for their many acquaintances sf»fTt d ear^ that they anticipate a visit to San Francisco in October • • • Mrs. John 31. Wilson is visiting in thla city after an absence of several years in Mexico and Is receiving a cordial welcome from her many friends. Mrs Wilson has been visiting in Berkeley over th© week end. but will be exten sively entertained on both side 3 of the bay before her return to her home • • • Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michels enter tained over a score of guests last even- Ing at an elaborate dinner given at the St. Francis. ' Mr. and Mrs^ Charles A. Sutro enter tained last evening at a delightful dinner given at the St. Francis in com pliment to Paymaster Eugene Hale Douglas, U. S. >"., and his fiancee, Miss Gertrude ItusselL After the dinner party the group attended the theater as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sutra. Among those present were: Paxmajter Douglas [Dr. Arnold Oentte Mlsw Kaswll jMiss Mat*! Cngotr Mr. and Mr». Richard [A 1« Rosborou*b ," EUJ * Miss Helen BuUlT*a Mrs. EBriqtwta C#e&ter| Mr. and Mrs. Sutro entertained their guests at a supper party given at the Fairmont after the theater. Mr. and Mrs. Abraras have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caroline, to H. J. Werner, and the two young people are the recipients of con gratulationsv from their hosts of friends. Mr. Werner is prominent in business circles \u25a0of San Francisco. -A reception will be held at the home of the brides parents. 3425 Sacramento street/Sunday, February 23. from 3 to 6 o'clock.