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THURSDAY
The San Francisco Call
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Eat«re4 at the Celled State*
IVsuftict; as Second Class Hatter
IMDEX OF THE
MEWS TODAY
ri-lUnSDAV. FEBRUARY I°. l^K'
hlt-en prepare for nil uiplit dxuein? Dc-pile
\u0084..;.,. i«. s ,-.rs sTdif-ment. l*aor«" 5
!• r..!liy Lrcrrti i* claimed a< bride at pretty
.-reniW. Pajpe-KM
Si:ii-i vis-.r- ;ti«i|...~> ;.» ~\ro J'uited Kailroads .1 j
trolley j»erniit in l««<er Mark«-t 'sfi-JiM. I'hkp 5
1 IJ.-Ultnw V atiti-i:<»»''y talk prvrofc»4 leaJer* of
Ih. l.)B.-..lB-I'.owr<>lt lrapuf. I'aße 111 j
5:1:. ii. -in- Walsli h*< F<-lieme to en<l«»sv }>eils f<.r j
!• :\u25a0 iM-itirs Hii.l actr*w*«. I'nsre- 5 j
J' :•\u25a0\u25a0 1.»;i.-u uitifct pay urekSreff for building* j
!.ii.-iu post. «:. A. n.. f> <4<>»rrp »nnirer*iry
<":irt !f>i-l»: u;i dirWeud paymeiit to 'leporitnni
<f «."»lil-.viii.-i f-of-- ii<-?.-.«ii bii<s trii^i '\u25a0••. Pane 1C
, ; - \u25a0\u25a0 - i -j ..--:\u25a0-.•\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0
ShriiiT* vill <«>mi I*ri:i' •—- :nmter for one 1
rviii.i? -t "l^afsotue TVwti.*' fasc<> :
ri>:i tn.^t will Imv l<> tlefmtd «uit f<J~ <f»m-
Ji:<"i:i- «>!••!!••\u25a0•' lelU jwilive \>> >4io<>t if frle:i<ls
iry in' ; i««« p:-i>"m< r. Pagr M
Alt.jrßf.v Kill:, vil Vii"-s-o >-H-ialist. i* made
«;'fe:»|jiiit iii tlivort* »jji. I'age 7
J'rir»i i»*titi— • that Oni-or was drunk when
«>M S:d<« sini.n.v<!iient <lnl> t.. !ay *chool
.-wr»lo«<-; P«scs
i:?ii"i:- h^'« <-"':i t ;'• anthorixe etuploymmit >if
<;ra|«v itvl r.i:u- tankei* |.iaa to roru-
I'ayma>lrr Raj. I. S. A.. tr*ti*ferrod from
<*liil<lreu >:.•\u25a0•.\u25a0 he ffirr* all tLe i-»B(!r they
I»i«ni.t Attorney I>onah-w .i»<!<;-s « --isst'xly . of j
!nu<!» of Oakland^ anneved <ii«trh-j>. r«sc a j
<>*klai.U ready to cir^lt glr-lie with post- i
i"in- ti^n-I l*-lieve«l |o bare l»urue<l b<.;no ..f
Oakland atiyrwj In rie.lmont. I'KSf S
\\i!l €if r«.atnii:j: lawyer »hu dropped <lc(i(i in
IVrkeley \u25a0 Ufi^rxxxn in diw»r«-rr<l. Pajfc it
Ak"l uiiser «He* and leaves forti:n<" <t
W:ir v«-!«;-au^ t» in wliooU Li'Koln
".V.-imit Kiufi«:!t^ fc! ouivfTsity Itotin training
f«-"r. annual \«n\ r:t<-.- <hi l,al;«> Mrr-iu. hiKr S
Jjiwyer* wkauzr- a!ms« in Jnd?e Watte"*
Ma 4 and It.-.?cer s-vlftr «.f imlTcr*ity seler-ts
I •!•>•' for BUQtial |<rt-*'"Ttjiti«»n. I'u-^r !>
V.map; Kride ui>sierl«msl>- dlisappears from her
Jm«««- in lift kcl- y. . I'ajit- fc
Travelers * iil 1-e houorod by *n<-iety at Cn»h
ii;f tf* '.v Oakland. J'ajfe S
S"uii«T!i t-inp'-r will L-e lie*r<l in mnp «>f
Mr<. IM-aiu li. Marriott Is!r< be? tliird suit for
J«ab^'rci' »\u25a0:'\u25a0 in J^^ttj wli^u flsmop f*on*UDic
l«>x car. I'ace 2
Sau M*teo wrand jury delays final report to
bear further «harp>- of praft. P*Z* 9
S«Kiety diToroi- s>»-* from Ilea«**-oart to min
• : \u25a0•> rabln with urn bu*band. face 1
Jfii-fii Kteinnothcr lnre.-I l»d :•» ji»rri<-ide. is tei:-
Sn|iprH.«>,l rlwutuaitstn i* laid to t-.u ? iN by uvled
wtrnT;*c««r. l # »se3
MiniKt«T »<-ctiw<l «.f . fraud In will <-onte»tt fiied
by «epßlKter <jf d'H.-rased wife. face:
«Vmci-e-*i-i<iinil ruuMufctect (<i hear arguments for
jrocennnont fteanifehlp line. I'ace U
PiUsbiir;r uiilii-maire iM'at* bis <le]in(j-jont em
Tloye« ; -i.i drives' Jh'-m from offi'-e. . Pace 1
I'rojH.val for sift of statue l« German emperor
to br mi.d.- ibronffc 11->o>»eAxlt. Pace 7
«'<>r<ii:<-r's Jury. find* tlist strychnine «H|>«u!e
LilW M<»M.,,«ir.. l» aß e3
* Federal srand jury wiid to li»ye «-omplcto<]
»eit lutitfry. >'«H
Nary ofli-tT vbose dlroree mil wat mentation
FOREIGN
n»ronc*« el,, l( ;>K wiili army offxir and lj;i>band
ranaark* «porid f»r pair.* Pnce 1
liee<-i*c« thre» t •>( «H-»-njiatUui by Orraii)'
hi ir llnrtli'- *><? > Jaln-r party nill uut support
)'\u25a0:.:!•!• IH>era!* v in''parllan«eut. Pasrc 4
SPORTS
Santa Cruz te»tti»»ill eiilcr basket ball twirna
uieirt «)f I*. A. A. l*:iu«* 10
Wok »iU •«• nsuUed on »;•<•.!.\u25a0( lot Nelsoii
15»itlcr nil! caw ii]> ill traiuiii£ localise of
low TvcishJ. Pasell
miliar.l •\u25a0•. j»-rti« |daytiieSr*flr»t esliibltioa same
F.«t Jol.usou bumps Silver Kulglit and U dis
qualified. . Pace 10
Hopplw tm (.aeiiis: Uarness ljorses to be Iwned
Tenai* double* Jimrnamcnt to Ije ojK-ned F<-b-
I'laj- begins iv Coronado «-owitry club tennis
Olympic club to entertain ladio* at St. Fran-
Liner Alameda brinps large carpo of Hawaiian
product*. , . Pagre 15
LABOR
The luinlier cl«-rki> report the lumber trade, as
lcf«rin/!l !<\u25a0?,.» mid liinrUen:^ for l^iuen h-h^i
•ml Cob»f)> ft E»»t<T woO'Iil);;*.'- Pa£C 0
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
BRITTON'S GOOD SHOWING
FOR A CHEAPER GAS RATE
PRMSIDEXT BRITTOX of the San Francisco gas aml-clcctric
company is an adept at making a ]>oor mouth under ditTiculties.
] le propounds himself to the board -of : supervisors, reinforced
by Jones, as the representative of a persecuted but innocent cor
poration, earning a scanty living by the sale of spmething that
lie calls gas. although some people might find another name -for
the stuff. Mr. ilritton swears by all the; gods /and a few more
that "dollar gas" is about right. It has a healthy jiiouth filling
sound, but at that docs not content the ambitious Jones., who would;
add a monstrous fraction of 11 cents, whether for. good measure
or just for luck must be left to the imagination of the consumer,
who pays for all.
.Mr. Britton complains under difficulties,- "but with no -abate
ment of courage — the impertinent call it check — of the price of
oil. from which he says he makes his gas. Among these difficulties,
which do not embarrass Mr. Britton. is the fact that he is paying
less for his oil this year than last, albeit he declares that; it costs
him 83 cents per barrel. The fact that another company in the
same business is buying oil at 42 cents a barrel docs not appear
to bother Mr. Britton at all,, lior docs he think it worth while to
notice that current quotations for crude oil in the general market
rule somewhere around 65 cents. If there is anything in these
figures which are official it might seem that Mr. Britton had made
a bad bargain for his corporation and was seeking to pass on the
load to the consumer, who is expected to pay for all.
It is clear that Mr. Britton should reconsider his figures, 'which
iii their present phase do not help to promote those pleasant rela
tions with a hard pressed public which lie declares it is the ambition
of His life to cultivate. Mr. Britlon insists that industrial conditions
here arc not the same as in other cities, where gas is sold at a
profit .for 85 cents per thousand feet. That may be admitted.
Operating in the center of the greatest oil producing field in
America Mr. Britton, assisted by Jones, should be able to make
gas and make money hand over fist for much less than 8."» cents.
CHIEF WILLIS MOORE of the federal weather -service has
made a report to congress declaring that forests have no
influence on rainfall. We need not suspect Mr. Moore of
~ running a poiitical science periodical and pre
fer to conclude that this apparent conflict of
opinion with Gift'ord Pinchot is only the sort
of coincidence that every once in. a. while
arouses a wordy uproar in scientific circles.
But at least Mr. Moore's discoveries are timely and put him "in
right" with the interior department and the liousq committee on
public lands, of which Mr. Mon dell is chairman.
We need not question Mr. Moore's conclusions as to the effect
of forests and trees on rainfall, but it is undoubtedly true that
forests do conserve the precipitation and help to prevent floods.
Arthur Goadby, who has made a study of forest conditions, writes
Local condition* arc affected by the pj^scnec of vegetation, since
moisture somehow attracts moisture, just as a damp piece of blotting
I paper will absorb ink much more readily than a dry one. * . ." : :•--
So greatly is this fact appreciated abroad that certain localities.-;
such as Uelua'n, Egypt, preferring a dry climate, forbid the planting of
trees and shrubs altogether. Mr. Moore also claims that forests have
small control over floods or droughts, but veteran lumbermen are
aware that floods do not occur where the bills arc covered with the deep
vegetable mold that is found in every virgin forest. The ground,^being
like a sponge, drains off the rain for months after it lias fallen. Sixty
years ago a writer in a magazine stated that in the Adirondack forest ice
could usually be found under the soil, melting as late as 'the month
Mr. Moore's conclusion, that the erosion of soils in the denuded
mountainous areas is not a bad thing, serves rather to amuse.
He concludes that the eroded soil is deposited with fertilizing effect
in the valleys. As a matter of fact, it comes down in slickens to
blockade our rivers and harbors.
If we admit the correctness of Mr. Moore's judgment as to
rainfall, the obvious conclusion from the facts is that forests should
be cut iii a conservative fashion so as to icavc enough, timber to
act as the sponge.
Perhaps
No Politics
In Meteorology
THE prevailing search of the Ultimate Consumer for the cause
of his woes'; serves, at least, to uncover strange mysteries of
the. kitchen 'and pantry. The appalling potentialities of cold
storage are beginning to be unveiled, and the
age and previous condition of servitude of
what we eat has become matter /of grave
concern. Some part, of our daily bread and
meat might be nearly old enough to vote.
A \e\v York reporter tells what he found in a big cold storage
plant in that city and the catalogue .is not inspiring. We quote:
Fifty thousand pounds of halibut placed in the plant three years ago.
Barrels of turkeys and geese (number not given), two years old or
Three hundred cases of eggs, the remainder of 5.000 cases placed in
storage beginning last April, purchased at about 18 cents a dozen and
released during the last two months to be sold at from. 4B tp 52 ' cents a
dozen as 'Strictly fresh egg*." ! > „ L^-v '
Ten thousand cases of iish (of different varieties), from one to
r^FiV?thcSsa'nd barrels of apples.
Two hundred thousand pounds of meat held in storage for seven
Political economists will tell you that the commercial effect
of the cold storage process is merely to equalize prices : that.isrto
keep them level, making all seasons alike. If that were true it
would make no particular difference to the consumer^ taking an
average of prices for the year. This is the theory. The practice
appears to be that prices arc maintained at scarcity figures the
year around, and the respectable age of some of the articles in
storage promotes the suspicion that they are kept out of market to
maintain prices at an unnatural level.
The same purpose used to be effected in San Francisco by
dumping in the bay an ovcrsupply of fruits and vegetables. Xow
they go to the icehouse to await the resurrection.
Strange
Potentialities
of Cold Storage
THE Xcw York stock exchange is once more being "reformed
by its friends." The extent and limits of this latest reforma
tion may be inferred from the report "of the special committee
of brokers appointed to investigate the dis
graceful gambling and manipulation recently
conducted by the Hocking coal and iron pool.
The committee finds that the brokers
engaged^ in this '"operation" merit "the Severest
condemnation, and that is all. The judgrhent'is even less elective
than that given by the exchange on the Rock Island pool, by which
a nominal suspension for a brief period of. the guilty brokers
was decreed. - , I
Perhaps it may be urged that the general public has.no interest
in this form of cheating. The same plea ; might bc~advane<f:d with
equal force in favor of a free run for thimble rigging oV other
forms of swindling. The men on the inskle -who worklthe^c stpek
exchange deals are not engaged in robbing each other! Indeed,
they speak of the operation jocularly as the Mambs!"
That is what they do in Wall street. when they can persuade "the
public" to come in. %
•The course- of these recent scandals ami ; the action \ of the
exchange on them . shows conclusively that the , , goycrnin g body
is in league with the swindlcrs.saml ,if. the business vof buying and
selling stocks is t<) be put on an honest basis the-rcfonn niusi
Stock Exchange
Swindling
Condoned
WOMEN OPPOSED
TO WHIPPING MEN
Disagree With Judge as to
Punishment Deserved by
• Wife Deserters
MARY ASHE MILLER
Does your individual viewpoint lead
you to look with favor upon the idea
of the -whipping-; post as a; corrective
for. Urn man who deserts his wife and^
neglects to provide for his children?
Do you feel it;a return to the days of
barbarity and . degrading to the soul
of any, man. 1 no matter how flickering
•may., be. "the .whitelight" of th£t soul?.
Or do you think that, fear, i>f a very,
physical: pijin /may have a more stimu
lating effect, upon" the rightmindedness
o_f .sopie men than anything else?
Judge Shortall told the grand jury'a
day or uvo since that he believed the
whipping: post would do more to- bring;
these husbands; to a sense of their
moral obligations than othor means.
Sending:.' a man to jail was, he de
clared, simply a means of continuing
the sufferings of the deserted family.
. Some of the women who are Interest
ed in the affairs of the world were in
terviewed on the subject, and there
seems -to be no feminine second to
Judge Rhortall's motion. None of them
is* able, apparently, to get very far
beyond the •thought of the "lashes on
a_bare back." The visualizing gore of
(luivering flesh is painful to feminine
sensibilities, and one and all declared
it barbarous.
Judge Shortall had another view
point, for he thought of the'barbarity
of the little quivering, empty "tum
mies"" of the deserted children. lie
wanted to punish in painful fashion
the man who let his own little lads
I and lassies go hungry. Deserted wives,
Judge Shortall apparently considers
of little interest save when fliey are
surrounded by families desiring food.
Beyond, that all incompatibility Ms with
hinTon a dead level as regards^scnti
ment. ,
In the course of 15 years as lawyer
and police judge he has had much ex
perience "with ',such matters— at the
present time he- has at least seven or
\u25a0 eight cases of wife desertion coming
before him each week. Out of the
light gained thus he has come to be-
Move that the. whipping post is U>Q
more possible solution.
Certain men are devoid of all self
respect, as is proved by their brutal
indifference to the welfare of their
own. Jail» for them has no terrors.
It is easier /.[than working. Judge
Shortall says that charitableorganizu
tions have asked that wife deserting
; husbands be sent to prison, and have
promised to care for the families.
This support! through charity, he says,
is a humiliation for many women, and
should be obviated in some way. Go
ing more deeply info the matter yes
terday, he | said that his idea! was to
be found in the plan which came be
fore the state legislature last year for
putting delinquent husband-fathers at
work and collecting their wages for
their families. The defeat of this pro
posed measure came through'the op
position of those who declined to be
bothered with workmen of such a type.
Failing in this, Judge Shoj-tall sug
gests the whipping post as a second
best remedy. ' \
One woman physician,' whose name
she assured me was not for publica
tion, agree 1 enthusiastically with Judge
i Shortall's ideas, and from llrs. Gail
! Hard Stoney, chairman of the social
| service committee of the Episcopal
diocese, of California and member of
the board of directors of the woman's
auxiliary of the California prison com
mission, came the admission that whip
ping might.be best for some husbands;
She said:. -,
_"Jt. looks like going back to the old
things that have been' abolished years
ago. I fhink it would take the spirit
entirely out of a man. Then, too, the
case-must be considered earefullj*
Some women are so exasperating that
the men simply can not live with them.
Perhaps Whipping would be goqtl in in
dividual instances, but there . would
have to be careful investigation and
great wisdom used in inllicting such
punishment. 1 think some other means
should be devised. 1 do not' like the
idea of whipping."
"Mrs. Louis Hertz, president? of the
civic section of the California club,
said:
"Way., not Ret him busy in the bo
ginning?
"In some cities 'instead of. putting a
man in jail he is put to \u25a0'work; and
then the wages are paid to his family.
1 do not believe, in whipping. the
man work. The labor unions said it
would spoil wages here, but let the
man be paid only what he is worth.
Out of his pay his board and lodging
should be paid In the jail — thus remov
ing the" burden from the tax payer—
and the rest given to his family. "Work
is better than whipping." 7- "
: Mrs.' I. L.owenberg. president of the
| woman's auxiliary of the California
prison commission, said:
"I am opposed to , the whipping post.
It is so degrading that it would take
away the remains of a man's "self
respect. Men should be brought to .a
realization of the necessity of love and
respect b>- , some means, J but not -that.
It would never bring a man to. a sense
of his duty to whip him. That is
realized generally, too, I think,-, as
Delaware- is the only state where
whipping prevails — or is permitted. '_V ;
. ;Ume. Kmilia Tojetti. president of the
Laurel Hall club, said:
"I do not approve of the whipping
post. 1 do not.bclieve'in corporal pun
ishment for 'children even,' and, I jthink
it- a relic of barbarism. I think we are
pasf that and I feel sure, some means
might be. devised which is more hu
mane to bring man to reason.;; We are
too advanced for the whipping post.
T think,- imprisonment is r as;igood as
any other nit?ans i( of. punishment, but
whipping- would be terrible." /
Mrs. Jacob Brand, chairman of. the
social science department of -the. Cali
fornia club, had tliis to say: \u25a0'. \u25a0•'_ . .;_
j'-.?j'-.? "I think-ithe matter, of desertion and
its punishment would .depend "largely
on what kind . of; a .wife- a; man had.
1 .; think j thp ;wi f c won Id ; bo well rid of
:\- husband who would desert her, j but
ln^. case", there are; childrenlcft.in want
U«lo -not-bolioye .whipping is siifficlent-^.
lie o*ught to be drowned. .1 don't think"
whipping, would : do; any -good, r "think
\u25a0.'onifi'plan should ;. be ' deviseil whereby.,
ama n -fca n ; bo niad<>\ to -.work and \u25a0t ho
nioney^r-uHo'ctcd aiVd: turnetl' ovVirnT his
family."-. ' \u25a0''- : . --, : \ ' i " \u25a0
\u25a0'::'--'- .'. ' \u25a0-":.\u25a0 x\-". ':-:• ' ,-••-'" .
SMART SET HAS
QUIET AFFAIRS
Younger Girls Enjoy a Round
of Teas and. Talk of
Coming Weddings ,
ITIIK Lenten season will not be en
tirely, devoid of entertainment,
particularly for the younger girls,
who will continue their round of in
formal teas and luncheons. It will be
a season of delightful preparation anrt
gossip of Easter weddings. Among
those 'interesting events will be the
marriage of Miss Constance Cummings
and Lieutenant George D. Joerns", al
though the date has not been fixed and
will not;l)e-settled, in fact,' until Lieu
tenant Joerns' arrival on his ship, the
Vorkto\vn. The wedding, of Miss Su
zanne Kirkpatrick is set for. April 14.
according to the announcement, while
the wedding of Miss Ruth Boericke and
Ralston "White is to be another April
event, the date of which is • not yet
:•/-•>: i * *iV
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin.' accom
panied by their little. son Charles, will
arrive this afternoon from the east
and will be the guests of Mrs. Eleanor
Martin for an indefinite time . at her
home in Eroadw^y. Among other af
fairs of an informal sort is a valen
tine dinner party piven Monday even
ing by Mrs. Martin in compliment to
the visitors.
.'-~ \u25a0" .'" - *:' * ' ' '.'\u25a0 \u2666 -' S .-.
Mrs. Fritz Van Sitklen will enter
tain at a valentine toa Monday after
noon. Several of . the younger girls
have been invited to meet -the guest of
the occasion, Miss Elizabeth Green of
New York, who has been \u25a0 extensively
entertained' during her sojourn in the
west. Another valentine tea will be
given the same afternoon in the. red
room at the St. Francis by Mrs. Ste
phen Sill of Berkeley.
i•- * •
Mrs. Charles Holbrook. who " was
Miss Nellie Vance, entertained yester
day at an informal tea at the .Palace
and the complimented guest of the
occasion was Mrs. Orton, the 'wife' of
Captain Orton of Seattle,' who is visit
ing here. Among those bidden to meet
the guest of honor were Mrs. Ilarry
Umbsen, Miss. Georsia Hammon. Mrs.
Virginia Aldvich Beede and Mrs. Al
bert Vance, r
..:; ;»;{ . <- %*\u25a0 *
Mrs. A. P. Hotaling was' hostess at
one of the informal teas Riven yes
terday afternoon, at the St. Francis.
Among: the guests were Miss Jennie
P.lair. Mr. and Mrs. Louis MoDermott,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Proctor and W'il
lard -Barton.
* . *. »
The baroness yon Schroeder iV in
town for a few days. She will be the
guest of Mrs. Eleanor Martin, but will
be also at the St.- Francis part of the
time and will remain for an indefinite
visit. The Misses yon Schfoeder are at
the family homp, Eagle's Nest, in San
Tuiis Obispo. but are expected to visit
liere later in t he spring.
**• \u25a0 *
The second dinner party given by
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan in the
series of entertainments that ' they
have been giving at their Burlingame
home,, the Crossways, was quite, as
enjoyable as the initial reunion and
attracted several sruests from town,
who have just returned after passing
the weekend delightfully at the hos
pitable home.
\u25a0 Among those who were bidden to
meet Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eddy, -whose
visit was the occasion for both affairs
at the country home of the Carolans,
were the following: \u25a0 .
Mr. and Mrs. MountfordiMr. and Jlr«. Eugene
Wilxon j Lent
Mr. and ' Mrs. Henry T. Mr*. .lo.<e t >!i B. Crockett
Scott Lansing Mizner
Mrs. James Kobinsoo
G, Leslie Melville and L. Clayton of
London, who are visiting here, will be
entertained at a round of informal
luncheon and dinner parties, yesterday
they were tho honored guests at a
luncheon given at the St. Francis by
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick • Calhotm. The
visitors are on their way around the
world on a leisurely journey and will
remain here until March, when they
intend to sail for Japan.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar, Cooper, who are
at the St. Francis for a few days, enter
tained yesterday at nn informal tea. and
among those who assembled for the in
formal reunion, were Mr. and Mrs. Fran
cis Carolan, Mrs, "Walter S. Martin and
Miss Jcnnio Crocker.
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Miss Ruth Sadler is going. east for
several Weeks and will enjoy, a visit
with friends in th«> larger -c ities, after
a brief. stay in Washington and. New
York. Recently she has been the com
plimrnted gu^st at.a tea given by her
sister. Mrs. Louis _Risdon Mead, and
several friends who have been anxious
to wish her a pleasant journey.
* •'..*
The luncheon given one afternoon
this wook . by. Mrs. Frank -Ames at' her
home was a thoroughly enjoyable af
fair and the decorations were American
beauty roses.
Amonfj those who attended the party
were:, ,
Mrs. Wellington Oresrg Mrs. William Matsnli
Mrs. Nlcliclhh Uhlandt Mrs. Alfred Uammer-
Alrs. Clement Bennett ; smith
Mrs. liuby ISond Mrs: J. Martin
Mrs. Harry Cray Mrs. Charles K. Flarlej
Mrs. <l,olin Cn.-k Mrs. Henry Obeiir
The engagement that has just been
announced of Miss Bertha Jur^ens and
Marshall Steol.. of Berkeley is an in
teresting bit of news for the friends of
the couple on this side of the bay. The
bride to be is the daughter bt Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Jurgens, who have resided
for many years in Oakland and have a
large acquaintance in this city. Steel
is the son of. Mr. and Mrs. James; Steel
of Portland and is a prominent member
of the Delta Tan Delta fraternity. ' The
weddingvwill take place in June and the
future* home of the couple will be in
Berkeley. • .\u25a0> '/• \u25a0;
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Answers to Queries
/TUE JIOOX— W. X.. Layton. Is tliorp nnr"
reason for the xonoral Im^lioC that |>lantins seed
by. the liptit of the auK>u improves the growth of
vepctfllilp*. .
-.'. The \ that sped should be
P la .?l te^ '\u25a0•luring' a- certain time of the
moon is "founded neithei' on fact nor
rational theory and needs only to be
tested to prove its absurdity. _ I *
-.NATIONAL BAXKS*— Subscriber. City. What
do the national banks havo to ronforni to?..'
; They must conform to' the national
laws ; reßpocting-:p«rcentag:e of reserves,
character .: and; amdunt of loans, and
other matters that sovern such banks.
The does not guarantee
individual ; deposits." (
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" LIQUOR TO INDIANS.— .Subscriber. Santa
Clara.-- Wliat.W the" fetlernt l«w!ln <rp~»r«l to
fiirnishins liquor to Indians in, the United States?
.The. law says: vif any: person 'shall
give, sell 'or. dispose of any spirituous
or J: intoxicating -'linquor,: to any Indian
he shall be deemed guilty of a njisde-"
-• PRODUCTS— U. F. «!..'\u25a0 rity. "What was the
value 1 : of " manufactured-: products In J California
ilurlnz l'JOl>V •
' - ?T7l., n .tJV,O2."».- \u25a0
TAX i:.\tK— .SuLsfiiti^r. "AliMu«'«tj».'- : .- Wharwjii
tlio lux .rn»<; in Snn'Knilv.'Nro for', lilt i$ and' ltM.iO?
' ; 11l ll".>S,';?i.l"J; '. in.l'JO'J, ll.'Jti.'i.
The Insider
Tells how a novelist and war correspondent is regarded by
his former associates and how a San Francisco writer
profited by his. recall on the eve of a. campaign
P'tlh handsomest man may make a- pooi
husband, "and; the most beautiful womai
may deserve no -sunnets as a wife. Tin
fact -is illustrated by two divorce suits which have caught the attention o^
the whole country. Mrs. Howard Chandler Christy came but of the lcgriil
tight with her husband/ the'artist, with even her friends acknowledging tiiu:
the testimony showed her singularly deficient in the domestic virtues,
Richard Harding Davis, it is said, is to !>e freed by his wife ->o that tin.
novelist may bestow his name upon a lady of the stage who possesses his
warmed over heart.
Perhaps it is not generally known that the original fvi the famous
"Christy girl" was none othe/ than Mr.-. Christy, while the -"Gibson man,"
not less celebrated than the "Gibson girl." in the drawings of Charles Dana
tjibson. is a reproduction, somewhat idealized, ot the face and liguxc ot thy
author of "The White Mice" and "The I'rinccs> Aline."
In retailing the above information 1 may shatter .the ideals of -several
hundred San Francisco girls who love to dream over the Gibson and Christy
portfolios. I atone by suggesting chocolate creams as a remedy t\>r fracturet
rlrrrmis
divorce Suits Show
Some' Shortcomings
Richard Harding Darts is noted for the popu
larity of his book-; anil the unpopularity of
himself among the newspaper workers .of Park
row. lie was a newspaper reporter in New \ or k when his clever van
Bibber stories brought him his first renown. BackcM by family pride and
the knowledge of his own good work, he developed a snobbishness, tlia:
has never been forgotten in Park row, though it has been many year-i
since he spent much time in that hustling district. Some of Davis* fellow \u0084
reporters arc now the book reviewers of New York paper?, and when a
new Davids novel appears its publishers prepare for a'vigqrous smash from
these unforgctting reviewers. The friends who call Davis "Dicky" arc nut
numerous. Several of them live in San Francisco.
When Davis was here on the way to the Russo-Japanese war as cor
respondent fof Collier's his local friends gave him a dinner, to which bids
were eagerly sought. Davis was in a genial mood and. at iir.-t he made* a
splendid impression; before the dinner was over he smashed it. This was
before our army officers had taught us to accept the wrist watch without
a shudder as a necessary trapping of a commander who leads soldiers upon
the field. It was after somebody had finished a neat speech full of bouquets
for the guest of honor that- Davis lifted his left arm in plain view of everybody
.t-re•'i- . . , . , .
present, shot his cuff and exposed a tiny timepiece strapped to- his wrist-
He noted the hour and pulled down his cuff.
Somebody a little wilder and woollier than the other" westerners kicked
over his chair, walked to the door and asked the hall boy for his hat and coat.
His example was followed, and presently the dinner was over. Davi» has
contended orally and in his writings that the acme of American civilization
is found at the edge of the Atlantic and that the farther westward you go —
but. oh, well, what's the use of taking it to heart?
reviewers Remember
Character of Writer
A REPLY TO MRS. LESLIE GARTER
*
In The Call of February 2 is an
article by Mrs. Leslie Carter well worth
a review. She says that if women
want to vote they can. as they train
men and always get what they want
from "his majesty, man"; that women
do not wish to vote.
That is true of many, but would
anything ever be done If all jtien were
required to assent to its being done?
The nation is divided into camps of op
posing men, and in most cases a plu
rality of those votins? settles the ques
tion. Our laws are made by less than
half the voters. Men never- propose to
defer what they want until "all want
it."' Why suggest such a tost for
women?
.For ages subordination has been
drilled into- women by church and state,
and few men or women see the con
nection bet ween" the ballot and what
they want. Women are indifferent rath
er than opposed. Many will work for
it, few against. But for two genera
tions our leading women, as Mesdames
Stowo, Howe. Livermore, .Stone, Stan
•ton and Barton, in America, and Mes
dames Browning 1 . Somerville, liar
tineau and Florence Nightingale, in
England, nearly' all -women eminent
in literature or philanthropy, -have in
dorsed woman suffrage! These women
lead, and
"Where the vanguard rests today
the rear will camp tomorrow.",
Xot . lonsr since the same bat
tle was fought for women's education,
property rights, chance for employ
ment, and had all -women been required
to .consent or make an effort, those
opportunities would still be withheld.
Many women had not thought about it.
they wanted the chance and did not
know it. The vote, which is a choice
counted, should be given anq" no on«
compelled to use it. A democracy im
perils itself when it denies its founda
tion principles.
Mrs. Carter says that it is woman's
business to "manage the baby, not the
ballot," that woman trains man. Does
she? The purity of baby's food, air.
water, milk, depends on politics; the
price of food, clothes, baby buggy, rat
tle, etc., floats .or falls for occult politi
cal reasons. Baby and mother are both
In politics and can not get out. Shall
the mother take no interest in these
important adjuncts to her baby?
Then environment develops the good
or the bad in the baby, anil, as Luther
Burbank demonstrates, determines the
heredity of future babies. That en
vironment is involved in politics.
Should the mother Ignore it? Baby
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
LEON DE WALL. »im ha» bw.tlle.ylse consul
..f IJclpium in this « it J r for tTCt> . TPar:S ' h:ls
l.een coniniN><ioneil by t'le kins of liclzlnm as
„ member i»f the diplomatic stuff of the min
isters of foreign affairs which Tytll lw on tluty
for all reeeptloiM In <jonniH-;i'>u with x\\c Brns
sH« intornatlouat exposition, to be brM nt-xt
• • \u25a0 .* •
JOSEPH H. CALL of I.os Aiureles. who was
• uriteil by his democratic frloml* t« enter the
mif»ernatorial fl^ht. but tvho will probably srtk
the nomination f«>r railroa«l pi.nimi**i<«icr in tils
district, was an arriTal at the l'alace yester
day. :
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ALDEN ANDERSON, who has been at h;« lumie
. -for several days <m account. of a luiuor ope
ration.'has re»-ovore«l snffl.-lenily to watS about
\i\* home. He will probably !»• in hi* f»fßew
• nt-xt Monday. .. .
- « * •
E. M. SPENCER, a Honolnln merchant: A. ?.-\l
ler,. a wholesire srm-er of Chfcaso, ami fsm
I'ane. a I»ul«tb Jeweler, were amons the ar
. rirals nt the Manx yesterdar.
•\u25a0 .• *
T. B. WALKER, whose timber, holding' are satil
' ; to he a moil- the largest in the world. re*:is
'-tered at the .St. Francis yesterday from Miu
"neapolis, with hi" wife.
. ..' . i •- ' • • ~ '
DANIEL KELLEKER, a banker of Srattle. »n.J
\u25a0 ' Adolph ; Meyer, a "' Cnatemal.t planter, -anil . hU
daughter are union? the recent arrival-, at the
Palace." , -
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FRANK A. WEST, a prominent vineyardLst am]
, wine maker of the San Joaqnln Talley, reKL->
, trred attbc I'alae* jesterday from Stocktou. .
.."- ..-"\u25a0-'\u25a0 *f. - • - o .
F. K. Hi prominent _ Omaha \u25a0 attorney.
is nt "tlic.lliilon S<|iiare. He U ' on.. a t pleasure
/.jaunt which will take him to the orient. .
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DR.- R.\ F. : - YOUNG [nt, r > hila>U-l(ibia is at • tUe
\u25a0 "Maiix.,-." \u0084
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FEBRUARYIO, 1910
hears oaths, obscenity, sees drinking
and is mightily impressed. At « he
goes ti> school managed by politic:*.
There is no moral S'Kding: children'^
vices are sadly common, only teachers
know how common, lie spends years
und often comes out uneducated. The
school is a machine managed by men,
and women have little power over its
work of shaping- or spoiling the boy or
girL. True, the teachers are women,
but they are part of the machine aivl
must do" as trfenTsay or lose* their places.
Jn the management they are usually
not .consulted; the children are saw
losrs run through the milt
Kaby goes into 'business, and busi
ness is wickedly piven f.j greed am!
develops a public sentiment which
shapes us all morf or -lcs>». especially
the baby, and against which mother
is almost powerless.
We do not even cover our sin spots.
The idea is inculcated that a man is
not a man unless he debases blroseCC
solving wild oats. Men are responsible,
not women, for our localized sins. They
educate the baby, and it is dastardly
to blamd 'mothers when their children
go wrong from temptations which they
never sanctioned, against which they
vainly protested. The- powerlessnesa
of women is due largely to disfran
chlsement. T'.ie bailot box should b*>
ft-nced by character an«l ability, not
Mrs. Carter -says that .woman* place
is -to "conserve the esthetic, not the
ethical." Tha* seems heresy. Legis
lators who are afraid to trust us. deli
cate creatures, with the smutty ballot,
give us as example their dear ©Id
mothers, who could cook; -wash, bake,
spin, sew; who! taught these colons
nil the good they knew, and men con
fess they would have b«»en better had
they minded mother, but never a word
of mother's esthetic triumphs, only her
ethical. How strange!
Are- suffrage women emMtjterod to
ward men? Suffragists -have faith
enough in men to try for justice and
to believe they will jeret it. When \u25a0 we
remember such good friends and help
ers as Lincoln. Phillips. Curtis. Garri
son," Emerson. Beeeher, Whittier — a
lone shining list — when we remember
that nearly half th*» voters of Cali
fornia favored our amendment in I*?'!;
when we remember the eminent men
row working with us.v.c are far from
bitter. There has to>rn much fiction
written about our enmity to m**n. _,JJn"
women appreciate more fully men
worthy of appreciation.
SARAH M. SEVERANCE.
San Jose, February 9, 131»>.
R. P. IjATKROP, who U tngaged In the wbole
*ale hay business in Holltarpr. was auumg the
arriva:* at tbe Stewart jtsHTttsji •
• • •
J. GATTLLX alu! J. B. f«trowt>r(il;p. two mining
men it l:™n. wi'tf aim>n^ the arrira!^ y>atgi»
•i-i.T^sit the Fjlrmnnf.
- • • I *
W. F. HE2SI2I. head of the Southern Pai-iflr
L'sal dpimrtnifnt. reUiriK'il yestenlay frmn ;i
L. LICHTrNBEKtfEB. |>r«»i.lpi.t ..f a tarsp Wtl
.iH»>r.v ••mn'frn in Los jiagtl**, ffgfater«J .it tbi-
THOMAS INGRAM, a rarvh owner of f:r».«* Tal:
1.-y. an-ampaiifed by Mi*. I^srum. is rrglatertd
E. P. DTJKS. a.hotelnian of Imh Asisolc*. wh«
ha* larse nil interests, rr^ister^d at the I'uion
H. E. HARSH. r«-{>rvsentius * Ur;c furolshlns
enoJs hcTiso of Im!i.m:i|»ii ! >. rf-sistereil atlftM&C
* • *
A. P. A>OERSOK. owner ami director of «PTcraJ
n>pp«;mlnc* near. iMilutti. Mluu.. is at tiw
W. C. TjIOTO. a Itntelnntn <if I^» Cranso: Cal..'
aei-«>n!i?ir>'etj by jrr". Kioto. Ts stoppins At tha
Ar^onKMt. v
FRA2IK CXJmnNGHAM. a ieailins merchant of '
E. MAY. formerly .-< bi^ ni^at packer of I'.iiHi:'.'!.
Is at t!ie TataT i>n bi» war to Enrop<>.
W. H. D;\VIS« an Ui^iiratiM'ruian of l^>s Ab;«'?»-<,
ri'^istc-i ttl at tin* St. Francis rostenlar.
A. 'L. BORROW. "M.hunkpr of, SacraniVnto, r^-N
trrctl a* thr I'alarr jT*tpnl;i.v.
J. F. C^«PBELL, a eattlrman «f <L\\n*». h at
the >'\ rranct*. JB-Jm

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