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IMDEX OF THE
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TUESDAY. MARCH 15, 1910
Motmt Zion hospital sells 11* property in- Point
lobos avenue. Pose IS
Snpervisors can for the forfeiture of outer
track fcaor fclse. Pace 1
Georpe D. Collins continues legal battle to
S*ln his release. Page 13
Pickpocket In Btrogjle oa Fillmore street car
escapes mlnns bis coat. PageS
Bepresentatires of Washington commercial bod
ies wUI tour Calif ord«. Pace 7
Tkiei yrho stole Millet paistiag from, park
cwwjej chides dewciiTcs. I'aec 3
Wbat tbe j-olltlcacs infer from Hiram John
eon's visit to L«s Angeles. - Pace It
Transport Tnoma» flue today trtth Fourteenth
infantry Xrosa I'bUippices. I'ajte 10
Superrieocs am«ad tbe huildiDs onJinance in
the interest at the landlord*. Pasc*lß
Custom* tespector* get letter of thanks for
seizures of contrabasd opium. Page 0
W. 3. Calhtma, new minister to China, . nialn
tainE eilence on affairs Chinese. Page 16
Peking legation attache. <x>nricted of \u25a0 fnt*z
slement, on way t* leaves worth prison Pagr S
Witness against Doctor Moore of the United
States marina bospital threatened unless ..he
leaves town. \u25a0 - Page 4
Hiberniace plan t» hold bail on St. Patrick's
oej-. Page S
MecMniEt faints on bearing pneumatic riv
eter. Page 8
Agricultural etudenta are initiated into na
tional fraternity. Page S
Athletic league of boys attending bay cities
playground* planned. Page 0 .
California council. Y. M. 1., plans grand ball
for St. Patrick's day. Page 8
Oakland chamber of commerce suggests exten
sion of foothill boulevard. PageO
-Rev. P. M. McHugh appointed pastor of sew
psrish of Catholic chnrch. Page •
Husband ref us«ml divorce who charges desertion
then proves unfaithfulness. Page S
Oaklanders urged to give every aid to the.
federal census enumerators. Page &
Supervisors will tray 20 acres of land for new
county Infirmary inside city. • PageS
Plans considered for removing Oakland high
fccbool from tjoElness center. Page •
Bittrr political row threatens to disrupt 08k
laud woman* club - luncheon. Page 8
Prominent society matron plans second of se
ries of early epricg function*. Page H
San Francisco physician charged with fraudu
lently obtaining patient's property. Page »
Night watchman is shot to death by burglar,
who escapes. Page 6
Stanford professor commissioned to write life
of German emperor. - Page 4
Idaho farmer crngbec skulls of wife and
daughters and kills himself.. Page 1
Authorities investigating origin of two myste
rious fires of Half moon bay. Page 3
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. to bring bride and take
position ia this city. ';.; i Page 1
Strike leafier confers with president of Phila
delphia car company. Page S
Standard oil attorney talks in defense of
•ctapns before «iprecie court. Page V
Crazing on forest reserves without permission
not oDlawf ul, Kays supreme court. Page 8
Cunningham admits making incorrect state
ments in coal claim investigation. ' - Page 3
"Jack" Cndahy seeks seclusion • " of home of
Chicago relative to avoid limelight. . * Page 1
Fret do State leagners wallop White' Sox by
score cf 10 to 4. •_ Page 11
Jack Johnson has assault case set for March 31
to allow training. Page 10
Dick Hylaad aad Matty Baldwin -fight *10
rounds to a draw. Page 11
Jerries to umpire first Three C game ofsea-
son at Santa Crux. Page 10
Motor club to hold annual hill climb Sunday
In Nineteenth arcnur. Page 7
Swedish runner 1 puts indoor records to blu6h in
contests in New York. ' Page 10
Pitcher Alligaert of Santa Clara drafted by
San Jose state league. - Page 10
Coffroth matches Abe AtteU and Drlscoll for 25
rounds bout oa July 2. j Page It
Officials at track look into injury which Tap
lia suffered oa Friday."/;;* '• Page 10
Keep Moving wins festure in romp, with two
favorites declining issue. Page 10
Left wing, artists hired by Comiskey too much
for McCredie's Beavers. Page 11
He*vy entry list closes for St. Mary's alumni
athletic meet tomorrow. Page 10
Burns and Snallbam to go four round route
before Golden Gate club. Page 10
Jockey S«lden thrown by Phil Mohr, but
remounts and finishes race. Page 10
Fighters appear tonight at Auditorium for
benefit of Paris sufferers."' "' '\u25a0 - Page 10
Berkeley htsb school basket ball five" downs
Oakland In snappy contest. Page ir
P. A. A. plans triple basket ball card tonight
at Pastime club gymnasium. . Page 11
Walker Edward P. Weston is seven and a^nalf
days" ahead of his schedule. Page'ii
Pacific yachting association moves for revision
of the present obsolete rales. j Page 10
Umpires selected and other details arranged
for the class D league season^ Page 10
Whitney entry. Bobbin 11, wins 'opening fea
ture of the London racing season. ' Page 10
Alfred de Oro and .i!" George Kennedy ,, again
matched for $1,000 N biniard contest. Page II
MARINE _:."'': % ' V
Carnival at Manila' and new year celebration
In China cost liner Korea five days.' Page 11
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Anti-Jspaneoe laundry league asked if Japanese
are decorating police helm e ts. * •' V Page 7
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And the Redbloods
LOUD calls are heard for the Wi ld Huntsman. !^.Sundry'states
men of checkered political antecedents and; small consequence
are in trouble and they cry aloud "Save us 'or we perish.*"
Give us a leg up. Pull usout of the' hole.. 6ne:blast,upon your
bugle horn were worth ten thousand .men.! , i
In Ohio,, in California, in New York they are] calling on the
huntsman. The ship of state is near the rocks and the worship
of the hallowed job has become a funeral- service. There is a
sudden crop of Roosevelt republicans, precious flowers of forced
growth. They discover unexpected fealty. They are- the .-long
lost brothers of the absent one. It is "true that -absence niakes
the heart grow fond and their eyes are fixed oh Egypt" as -happened
in an older day with that stiffnecked generation forever, looking
for v a sign. But, alas !. the oracle is dumb. < They call on the; vasty
deeps of the jungle, but no saving grace responds. % The/ old Roman
used to say "Out of Africa always ; comes something new arid
strange," and the saying is true, for are we not advised that ' to
the University of California is coming: a fine \' example ,of ? the
"African bull"? It will not serve the need of our statesmen. .What
they really need is a sniart dose of. American .bull.', ; i ~i .*\u25a0;
Congress is in the doldrurhs. Mr: Taft's legislative "program
has become a joke. There is nothing doing. >It'is the dayof the
Mollycoddles, slothful/tribe. By and by, when-,they : .get'on/the
hustings, they will all become Redbloods,- like the' Californians now
frantically discovering, for the' first .time, their devotion- to
Stanton and McGowan. . . '\u25a0
But Theodore, the well beloved,, find's . himself in;- a, .'delicate
situation. He has so many/ children he doesn't know what to do
and some of them are quite unexpected. Of some members ofi^his
growing family he -might very well say, "This is so sudden," and
beg' to % be excused, relying On an able bodied suspicion that- they
had been changed at nurse and were lacking in the strawberry
mark of the big stick.
'T^HE newest form of literary bureau, engaged in political propa-
I ganda in the guise of public spirit, but, in fact, inspired by
•"a warm regard for the pockets of the propagandists, appears
— ; — under the name of *he Railway Businessmen's
association, with headquarters in New York.
This is an organization of people engaged in
selling railway supplies. There could be no
1 objection to their campaign of' education if
they told the truth about » their objects and purposes. They do
not tell the truth and the disguise is so unskillfully maintained that
the most important use of their so called "declaration of principles"
is to expose the association as a humbug. ,We quote:
It shall be the policy of the railway business association to favor
governmental regulation, to the end that railroads may be subject to and
. enjoy, the protection of law, and to urge, that any restriction adopted
shall give railroad managers sufficient latitude to operate the properties
safely, efficiently, progressively and solvently. , .
This is to say that the railway businessmen want regulation
that does not regulate. The plea for -"sufficient latitude to operate
the properties safely and solvently" has been made the familiar
defense for every abuse that has characterized railroad management.
In similar vein the declaration announces that "it shall be the
policy of the association to study the causes of public discontent
and .urge the railroads to redress, just grievances, while.endeavor
ing to convince the public that ill founded or unreasonable com
plaints should not be" made the subject of agitation.":, There would
be no objection to this sort of thing did it not come in the disguise
of a pretended impartiality. Like the other declaration quoted, the
first half is negligible and the real purpose is to discourage any
sort of agitation concerning railroad abuses. Tnere should be no
objection to an organization devoted^o such purposes- if it did not
come disguised as . something quite,' different. 'The American
people are always ready to listen to the railroad side of the argu
ment, but they want it presented honestly and not in masquerade
as something quite different.
WHY does a man steal a picture? If heMS ; a professional
thief, as one might naturally suppose, his object must
be ransom. But this is a peculiarly formnpf
commercial transaction., A stolen .picture can
not be included in a list of quick ; assets. :It
is only possible to realize on; it .after pro
longed-, difficult and -dangerous "negotiations.
\u25a0; The theft of a Millet picture ;. from/the
iark museum raises these and other questions of /curious specula
ion. It is not the first theft of like character \u25a0;., in the history of
San Francisco, and although money may have been secured by
the thieves for other stolen: paintings; ;;it was only at great -risk
and after long delay. The undertaking is in a, quite different class
from the recent theft of a gold cup from the ferry building. That
object might be converted into bullion in half an- ;hour with the
helo of a melting not. . ' .
There is another possible motive that may serve oh occasion
to explain a theft of. this isort. The eccentricities? of the; collecting
mania are not very weir understood or classified.. "There are people
who travel the country over stealing: silver spoons and other,
memorials from the houses and hotels Jth ey/ visit in' their* wander
ings. When the duke of the Abruzzi. visited the Atlantic: coast
in an Italian, warship visitors who were given the run of the 'ship
as a matter of "courtesy, ravaged his dressing 'room "and. stole, his
silver backed hair brushes and other toilet articles, for souvenirs;
Curators of the big museums know and dread' this mania as
a constant peril to the collections in their charge. It is of record
that. the curator of the British museum, showing a yaluable'Jand
unique antique gem to a man of scientific note and expert in judging
the value of such objects, suddenly missed \u25a0the-intaglio,. But he
knew at once what had lhappened -and he -made ; his visitor .swallow
a powerful emetic. -Collectors do not steal for profit, but for private
satisfaction of a strange form of mania. ;*:'';, ,
nr^ HE Portland . Oregoriiarv; being a convinced opponent of ; the
I conservation policy, finds occasion; for -these peevish remarks
T on certain contempoVary^ politicians: " ;"* - v \u25a0
Senator Heyburn- of Idaho has spoken on"
the policy \u25a0 that^ would ; lock up 'the resources of /
* the: west and create -' a r horde ? of* devouring Jof- .' '
ficiils to ."conserve" : them. * The t like * utterance \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0/\u25a0
is, due ; from t other senators sand ] representatives c
f rom ; the west. In a; recent speech -at -Spring- '
.field,' "Mass., "an Oregon v senatorYput himself,;
cautiously,' oh" the '\u25a0'right '- side.. But- his : utterance was^ortly 7a } slant '-y-.
.expression, /for use at' home, in' our local, politics: He, was. adroit. .enough.'
to place himself tupon the -right; side,*.but'didn'.r"pitch in." / Chamberlain V
'is a trimmer, --but wishes^ to; say : enough »to 'keep'^ himself jupoh; the^^ right ,
'.side and strong side at home. -Bourne, thinking 1 of petty things only, is :
' y.- \-'-' t \u25a0 - •m ; ' ',„" **.««* <\u25a0 '\ -."*.'"''.
Hey burn was the man who took^employment to: promote
certain' land claims 'and then dropped his contract >when ',' he came
to think about the fate ; of Senator^ Burton of^^ Kansas, ;who; brought
up in^ jail for appearing as attorney in support -of \u25a0against
the government. Itris not : at: all .surprising that; Heyburn "should
fight the \ conservation policy, but ! his. is not, : as \u25a0 the Oregoriian'i says,
"a jvoice;for tlie west," biit'a voice ? against ;.the^est".;and;;ihvfavpr
"of- the interests seeking to exploit " the^ nationah domain. /.These ; are
dispeople \u25a0 who wanVthe-gpvem^^
cbaHlauds worth somethirig : liketsl,ooo,ooo to the'acre.
to Boast of
in His Support
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
THE extraordinary ill fortune of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake
railroad tells; us. that civil engineers have yet 'much to - learn
in relation to the making of surveys for the location of roads.
It becomes evident , that, there are many
physical characteristics •to be taken into
account besides: grades. From . the accepted
engineering standpoint the Los Angeles and
Salt Lake road was exceptionally fortunate.
It had low grades and slight curvature all the way. /These have
been regarded as the first essentials of low cost operation. Harri
rhan spent millions in 'straightening curves and? reducing grades
on the Central and Union Pacific without being. able to make them
of equal I facility with the Salt Lake line! : ;
v-^But now we 1 find eighty, miles of the Salt Lake, road .washed
out.,. The damage is so great that\the property; goes mit of opera
tion for nearly; a.year and rebuilding "must be ; undertaken at
enormous cost. *As these washouts, are only the "culmination of
a series of like -disasters in past years, it becomes evident that the
engineers must find a new line in ; safer territory. It is demon
strated that a costly mistake was made at the, start in determining
thermite. -\v,..-..;. /,'.:> . ..; . \u0084,,.-\u25a0\u25a0 ..,-,. ';-\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0
; Engineers^operating in mountainous can not safely
proceed without advance collection^ oihydrographic data. Itis
a fact \ that in the gemiarid regions of America floods are, more
dangerous because less expectedV than in places where rairifall*is
normal! Ther^Suthern Pacific spent $3,000,000 in repairing wash
outs in v the*Soledacl canyon oh the joad between this city jarid
Los Ang'eles* before it was discovered that the original survey ' Had
located the line in an untenable position. The Salt Lake road, for
laclcVpif \ hydrographic ; data, is now >.f ouiid in still worse case and ' is
seeking a new line. •: The -question is whether to run the line by
Pioche, Nev.,- or through the" St. George; valley, Utah. A com
parison .of the- relative advantages of h these' routes gives the
following data* TV' \u25a0'; ; \u0084 : \u0084
The St. George route would .be an agricultural line through ,a Mormon
valley, where, semitropical. fruits :: are "raised and which was settled by
Brigham Young sixty.years ago. ,Th^ other would take in the mines of
Pioche, and it hasrbeen argued that.the agricultural-valley would produce
#••: far greater tonnage than the* one miniflg camp. -How; it will be decided
yet remains to be seen, but St. George seems to be favored owing to the
. physical characteristics of the route' and its traffic possibilities.
fit may be noted that this comparison ,takes account almost
wholly of the trade of -the rival lines,- but pays slight
or no attention to the hydrographic characteristics. - ',*
yr^URTIS;LINDLEY; president of the bar association, in -an
t address before the San: -Jose commonwealth club urges,
among; other^needed^refofrns^of criminal jurisprudence and
\u25a0 practice,-ra^ recourse toi the French plan of
putting; persons accused of crime under imme-
examination : before a; magistrate. Judge
: Lindjey has X no - faith in 'the ancient* maxim
that "better let ninety-nine guilty men escape
than thatorie innocent man should be punished.", \u25a0; Moreover, an official
exarnihation -before a magistrate ; is Jar more 'humane than .adminis
tration;^ of "the.vthird degree" at the :hands> of the police. Judge
\u25a0Liridle'y,-: compares the, systems. in ; .tHes'ie "words: '
vt.' Where a^man is charged with r crime he should J be interrogated by a 1a 1
• magistrate. •He may decline' to answer^if it so>pleasesKim. But the '
'.\u25a0state* should tfe/fpermitted'' to comment; on : - the fact - of ,siich; ', refusal ,on
,": his ; trial before^^a jury \oi. f-hisf -his peers. T; This' sounds; radical, arid from an
- unindividualistic standpoint inhuman." • But let us ; see what happens under"
;,(the^cxisl:ing^system.fcv':?^- :; l'>"^r:>^ ': , '
- v, .The : poor devil .who 'has committed "a^vulgarV crime," is -placed in
.. 'durancel.vile,arid'§weated^by*,the;ppin:"^untij^he^wtlierjconfesses^or" fur
-nishes^clewsl>which /enable v the*. public prosecutor \u25a0 to attain extrinsic
'evidence to secure .conviction.- / x :) '~^ -/';., ~ ; ;> 'i^v -^ \u25a0 : '\u25a0'*\u25a0.
;- iThe rich -criminal of respectable'antecedents'and quasi social position '
;;" • gives bail^ and when interviewed \ as to his^ideasJSs to how the crime was
and-twho i •committed it^ •he^sr^ps?;his|fingers;in, theTface of
'< justice 'and" 1 harkslback' to the Veventeehtn*lcehtury/ ",^
'; halo -of sanctity aroutid; my^ personality;** lf ath-in: the' hands of. God and
-VtheUaw" 'I am not called upon "\u25a0t6*txp_lajh."v;.; ; ?lV^ V V ; . v
The American systemTaV it' riow^prevailsiis "a survival of tlie
barbarous practice^that; obtained iin^ngland^uring the 'seventeenth
century .when: riien were hanged
were not "to employ ;'cbunseL;;;\T^eyrigor;dr:thatVp>actice
; popularjprejudice/in favor of giving; the
pfisoneV-eyery^possible chance andiloo^
me^grew;the^stbm of. stretch^
favor^bf^,the "'. accused: '<h /There^ is noV lohgerV any- occasion or; excuse
for; these 7 ; favors extended to : criminals: .fEngiah^- got rid of \ the
placticejlohg* ago/-'butlit stilll surviy^s^inttHe7United;Stat:es. •-'\u25a0'
< The Gall-hopes that Judge Lindley will have sufficient influence
,witli|his iiearned^brethren nof^the bench.^id bar .to^persuade them
to ; abandon I tneir; bad ; Habits arid; bringi^themselves ; abreast of •" the
'twentieth century. -For. the: present they/are, as Judge Lindley
remarks; thinking? in concepts t of the - seventeenth^ century •
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Answers to Queries
IXFA.VTRY— Subscriber. Stockton. How wUI
the Fourteenth Infantry. U. S- A., be distributed
upon its return from the Philippine Islands?
The headquarters, band and second
battalion will gro to Fort William Henry
Harrison, Montana; the first battalion
and the machine guns platoon to Fort
Lincoln, North Dakota, and the. third
battalion to Missoula, Montana.
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MULDOON— B. A. H.. City. Is William Mnl
doon, the one time famous wrestler, still alive,
and where is he located?
He is conducting a physical training
school near White Plans, N. Y.
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WASHINGTON— A. P.. Bloomfleld. * What wa»
the exact date of the death of George Washing
ton and when was he born?
Born February 11 (old styie), Febru
ary. 22 (new style), 1732; died December
14, 1799. \u0084 ,ci '
DATES OF BIRTH— A. P., Blocmfleld. Give
the dates of birth of William McKinley. Theo
dore Roosevelt and W. H. Taft. also date of
death of McKinley.
McKinley, born Xiles, 0., P'ebruary
26. 1844, died September 14, 1901; Roose
. DYING CALIFORNIAN^-Subscrlber. Los An
geles. Who wrote the poem or song. "The Dyinjr
Cullfornian." and what was the occasion for its
' It was a poem, afterward set to mu
sic, written by Kate Harris of Pascoagr,
R. 1., who afterward became Mrs.
Charles Plas3 and resided in Napa, Cal.,
It was suggested by the reading of a
letter which was dictated by Brown
Owens when dyirtg on his way from
California. This letter was read at his
funeral service at Chepachet, R. I.
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,THIRD DEGREE— Subscriber, Palo Mto.
What is the -'third degree" given by the notice
Third] degree Ist another name for
the. old time term of "sweating" per
sons accused of crime. It consists of
holding suspected persons in solitary
confinement and by, threats, bullyrag
ging and sometimes blows endeavor
ing to extort an admission' from a per
PRECEDENT— A. E., City. How is "prece
Pre-se-dent, with the first and third
c as in met and the second c as in meat.
MOON TO EARTH— F. W.. City. What is
the distance from the moon to the earth?
Mean distance 238,850 miles.
• COLLISION— J. J. R., Elmhurst. What was
the date of the collision between a Snnta Cruz
excursion train and a local train. at First street
and Broadway. Oakland, about 10 years ago?
Saturday, July' 4, 1909.
PERSONS IN THE NEWS
E. C. WRIGHT, one of the "old guard" of
Southern Pacific officials. arriTed here jester
day on the Korea, accompanied by his wife,
after a four year tour of the world. Wright
was auditor, of the S. P~ for a number of
years and was later associated with the Pa
" clflc improTement company.
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W. G. PHIGPEW, who has been connected with
; the • Hotel Portland, registered at the \u25a0 St.
Francis yesterday. He is on his way to Long
Beach to take a clerkship in the Hotel Ylr
• ginla. . *^*
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CAPTAIN W. V. E. JACOBS of the.' revenue* cnt
• ter service arriTed. here yesterday from Hono
'. lulu, where he. has been . in command of the
Thetis. He has been transferred to the train-
In? ship Itasca. ...
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COMMANBEH E. LLOYD of the United States
» navy, "who has been in 'command of the crnlsor
Wilmington on the Asiatic station, arrived here
yesterday on the liner Korea.
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A.E. SNYDER and wife and daughter Harriett
from Santa- Cms are staying at the \u25a0 Stanford.
Snj-der is a prominent merchant of the southern
MONTGOMERY SCHUYLER JR., secretary of
the legation at Tokyo, and wife, registered at
the Fairmont yesterday." from New York. .
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HARRY-SCOTT and wife, with their daughter
' Ethel,. are staying at the St. James. Scott is
'".".\u25a0 a'court official from Santa Kosa. '
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E. A. CONSINO, general western passenger agent
\u25a0. of the .West Shore railway ."is registered at the
Fairmont with '.Mrs.' Conslno. V y' .-"••
C. ARMSTRONG and T.D. Starrett. two offlclala
.'of tbe Canadian Pacific railway, are among tha
late arrivals at the Stewart.'
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JOHN COFFEY HAVES, mona;er of the Mount
, .Whitney power : and "electric company ' of VI
"'" salla," is at .the Fairmont. *.
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H.F.-WICHMAN registered at the Stewart yes
terday from Honolulu. He is a prominent mer
chant in. the islands.'
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J. N."- WATSON, a prominent-: land owner of
. tLakevlew,' Ore.,' accompanied by Mrs. Watson,
:-'.ls at the Argonaut.
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HAROLD J.. GAGE, a Stockton art dealer, was
;y at \ the : St. ; Francis yesterday, accompanied ' by,
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MARCH 15* IQIO
Gossip 'of the Moment About
Lenten Season's Doings
Of the Smart Set
f I * HERE was the French causerle
I yesterday at the home of Mra
I Henry Crocker to entertain and
: perhaps at the same time instruct
the younger members of the social set,
but there were in forma: teas and
luncheons later in the day that were
of some moment in a social way. The
news of those who have Just arrived
for a stay with their friends In town
and the gossip of those who. are going
away, with the talk of weddings and
more formal events, make the contents
of a social record of the day. Among
those who*" are meeting at the Crocker
home to hear Mme. Soulas talk about
the chateaux of France are Miss Grace
Buckley, Mrs. Leroy Nickel. Miss Dor
othy Woods. Miss Maude Woods and
Mrs. A. P. Ho*alinsf.
There was an election yesterday at
the Francisca club, and Mrs. William
G. Hitchcock's friends are congratu
lating her upon her new office as pres
ident of the organization. Mrs. Hitch
cock is a woman of exceptional charm
and grace, so that there is a universal
sentiment that the important office
could not have been better filled. The
retiring president was Mrs. Sidney B.
Cushing, who has' had a most success
ful regime. The offico of first vice
president will be filled by Mrs. Frank
Johnson, while the treasurer will beN
Mrs. Philip E. Bowles. Among the;
newly elected directors are J. Athearni
Folger, Mrs. James W. Keeney. Mrs.
Latham McMullin. Mrs. George A.
Newhall and Mrs. Frederick McNear.
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The dinner given last evening at tha
home of Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cobb
Hale was a thoroughly informal affair.
The complimented guests of the occa
sion were Mr. and Mrs. George Kerr.
The party last evening was one of a
series that Mr. and Mrs. Hale have
been giving since their return from
the east, but only for a limited num
ber of guests each time in their pretty;
Mrs. William Dutton entertained ai
a delightful dinner given last evening
at the Fairmont fo^less than a dozer*
guests. Some of the earlier oventa oj
the day were the teas . given at thO
Palace. Mrs. B. S. Schlesinger gavq
a tea for eight or 10 friends, and at
the. Fairmont another tea hostess was 1
Mrs. Walter Scott Franklin. C. E.
Daly of New York was host at a lunch
eon given yesterday at the Palace foe
10 or 12 friends who are prominent In
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The wedding of Miss Ruth Boerlqki
and Ralston "White will not be tn<j
elaborate affair that the friend 3 of. tha
couple had" expected, owing to the deatli
of the prospective bridegroom's father.
The marriage is to- be very quietly
celebrated the evening of Wednesday.
April 6, at the home of the brlde'9
parents. Dr. and Mrs. William Boericke.
in Washington street, and there will
be but a small company of the closest
friends and relatives of the couple. Tha
bride will be attended by her sister.
Miss Dorothy Boericke, as maid ot
honor, while Ben Upham will act aa
best man. The officiating clergyman
will be Rev. Joseph Worcester, pastor
of the Swedenborgian church. The
weddipg is to have a simple floral set
ting and all the appointments are to be
without ostentation of any sort. There
will be an informal reception for the
few guests and a wedding supper as a.
matter of course, but simplicity Is to b«
the keynote of the affair. The couple^
are going away on a brief trip, probably j
to the south, but their trip abroad has
been deferred. They will later pass a
year traveling in Europe.
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Miss Louise McCormick is due to is>
arrive later in the month for a visit jJZ
here, and, in fact, i 3 coming to be .
present at the Boericke- Will te wedding, j
She will visit In the south and wilt '
come to this city with Miss Dorothy \u25a0
Boericke. who is now in Riverside, I
where she will remain for a few weeks
as the guest of Mrs. de Witt Hutching 3. *
Another guest, from the east for the
April ..wedding will be Miss Eleanor
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Mrs. Fletcher Ryer will be hostess
this afternoon at a luncheon to be given
at the Fairmont, when there are to be
20 or perhaps 25 friends bidden for the
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It is expected that Midshipman James
Lawrence Kauffman. the fiance of Miss
Elsa Draper, will be here early next
week on his way to San Diego. After
his arrival the plans probably will be
formulated and announced for the wed
ding. Midshipman Kauffman has been
detached from the Tennessee and ia on
his way south, where he will join the
Hopkins In San Diego bay. On the
journey he will loiter a few days in
town and in San Rafael, where he will
be a guest at the Draper home.
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Ed Tobin has returned from New
York and incidentally has been receiv
ing a cordial welcome from his friends,
who. have -missed him 'during hia ab
sence, i ..J?-
DAVIDSON KENNEDY, a Capitalist of PhH.idM
phla. is at the Fairmont accompanied by bl»
wife and Mrs. James W. Burling. They have
been touring the soathera part of the state.
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A.' W. SLTCPSOX and E. E. WUhoit. two well
known businessmen of Stockton, are guests at
the Palace. N
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CHARLES 1C CLAYTON., an attorney «f Ktts
borg. Is at the Union Square, accompanied by
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HARRY. G. HOLABI3D. a lx* Angeles capital.
Ist. Is among the lato arrlrals at tn« St.
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H. B. ffTJLLTVAjr, a wholesale liquor merchant
of Manila, registered at the Stewart yesterday.
W. H. PORTEBTIIXD. a publisher of Loa An
geles, registered at the St. Francis yesterday.
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B. BRAGG, who U Interested in the real estat*
business In Portland, is a guest .at the Manx.
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0. C. HANSEX of Milwaukee Is registered at the
Palace.' He is a prominent manufacturer: \u25a0
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1/ S. GREEU. a I.o* Angeles businessman, la at
the Manx, accompanied by . his wife.
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JAMES F. FAHS^HES. an attorney of Yrtka,
rejistered at the Palace yesterday.
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WILLIAM J. NOLAN, a Chicago businessman,
registered 'at the Manx yesterday.
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CAPTAIH S. SAXDBERG of the, steamship Ko
rea I* a guest at the Stewart.
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JOHX GAR WOOD, a shoe merchant of Stockton,
1 is a guest at the Union Square.
J. IS. HALE, a- merchant of Los Anjjeles. resis
' tered at the Palace yesterday.
DR. F. L. ATXIXSOJT of Sacramento Is a re
cent arrlra! at the' Argonaut.
F. A. FEE, an attorney of Madera, is a recent
arrlral at the Palace. . -
JTTDGE JOSSS E. BAKER of Attnras is re.s^s
;-. tered at the. Argonaut. "~. " '
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HRS\ M.A. DYER and niece of Seattle are stay
1 . tag at the Colonial.
\u25a0 J~H. BROWN, a merchant of Turlock. la at th«
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