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The San Francisco Call
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Entered at the United States
t'ostcf nee as Second Class Matter
Judge V«ft Fleet derive* tbcre was co attempt
to ou^fhsTon.' Pa»e"
Sportinjr nfns of Owlvllle hoots only twice
and en-is career. I'jip.o 5
Patnting stoW from Oie park di»««T<>ro(l
iv artist"), room. \ ;-',' PnRC 10
Mrs. W. K. \;md<-rbilt Jr. denlfs coming west
to sc<-uro dirorcc l**«Be 1
D^ajli onds feud of .family with actrpss wif*
of millionaire's son. ' Pajfe 1
?hari< arfrnrneat over sejoctlon of site for
Lo«tli hi?h schooli Page 7
Walter yirCyvrry Oismissr? suit for divorce and
a>k« i\iff to return. Pajje 10
Mr«. Florence E. Bannister ends life trbile
itOT liusbacl is awy. P«se 7
T>i^> stn>:!g iv preparation for the tap day
<ainj>a!pn f<*r chariif. . I*aß<* «•
Gnfslj, saj-s Bourn and Callioun plan sjttcm
of urban dt'vt-!<ijiniout. Page .1
J^ttfr to "Hour l».j-" written \>y woman as
tray i-<r j-alnus ha--l>antj. 4 i, Vage 7
M<?j-or awaitri" <u.urt decision on the- ontor
Market.' ftr^-t friucfcLve. " ". .: Page I
P'Tii*""* fail to end waste of small food C«h
Sty Cbinese shrimp catclio'rs. Page 4
Mr«. Grorgiana B. Cook falls for orient to
marry Colooel Lincoln Karmany. Page 5
Arrangement* arc made for kite contest by
pupils. i-asr .\u25a0.
Elaborate program* prepared for celebration \
at St. I'alrick'e day. . t'asrU |
City attorney of Alameda declares annexation
act Ib t)n< > otistit'utlunal.'" "' t-atze »
N>w fcanltary onlinance of Berkeley mevts
with tuvor of morchauts. Page S '
Federation of all the improvement c!u!.% of
Alameda county planned. faceu
c'asliler of lumber company wuo confessetl
cinlx-zzlement to be tried. I'age J)i
Merclmuts of Berkeley afk Southern I'dcifi*
lot terminal freigat ratpv- rase S
Students at . university . farm complain. , ttflt.
food U Bcarttly tit to out. * , PagetJ
ICditlj riatfi«ld will be entertained Ijj bet: so
rorlty .^'Utw* at Berkeley.' ' '. Vnxe I)
U^putj- cfHi^tnble charged by attorney for On
Vii-k ton'gnOTr witli iit-rjury. i'atreS
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15<rk«'l«y geniorn write jilay for presentation
of tlit tUUi class •'Xii'.'ivupunzd. i'nuc >
Ualctud coramerce chan!l>rr committee indorses
plan Tor GiunieipaJ convention UalL fan<!>
Heirs expect to ebtablish fraud In sensational
suit at Col usa. I 'ace 4
Three fishermen drown when launches capsize
off Humboldt bay. ", Page 5
London syndicate purchases $5,000,0(50 worth
of tie Nstomas consolidated bonds. Page 4
Japan plans to assist In maintaining the
••open door." Page 1
Senate taay bicker over finding place for bust
of Roosevelt. Page 3
rirraen agree to meet railroads In arbitration
to settle dispute. Page it
Spokane man fires sensational evidence
against Maybray. Page 3
Taft recommends measure to stop slaughter of
teals <'n northern inland*. * . Page 3
Cuminins scores president for attempting to
force railroad l>i!l through. . Page 5
I'rr-tty Kuth AhUtv, who eloped with mUllon
•ire's ton, sues fyr divorce. ' \u25a0 Page 1
Solicitor general defends corporation tax aa an
excise on business tran*actcd. Page S
Escaped convict write* to prison warden that
be will return to serve sentence. • Page 1
Grandchildren of San Jose pioneer hint that
confidential agent hag eccreted will. Page 5
Former President nooscvelt announces Uiat be
will not visit Tacific. * Page 3
Russian constitutional leader in duma attacks
liollcy x>l foreign office. Page 3
French chamber of deputies vindicates Premier
BriHiid in vote on program. __ Pqge 3
! Alleged cousin of Leroy Cannon arrested on
charge of plotting assassination. Page 3
Prince regent of China reiterates pledge ' of
constitutionQl fbrm of government. Page 3
De Oro and Kennedy to clash In billiard match
tonigbt at Wright's. "\-T >'•><: 11
Santa Clara completes cinder track and plans
interclasK track meet. r "Page 11
Chleagt* White S»x wallop Fresno Tigers by
the «>core of 7 to o.' fate ID
John Tait, the Canadian runner, beats Oeorge
Bonbag in s(>ecial match. -. f age ltt
Special train takes precious horseflesh of mil
lionaires to polo meeting. - . • - - - Page 10
White Sox No. 2 and Portland play- no score
game at San Luis Obispo. \u25a0 Pa.ge 10.
Slivers Henley reports ' tor spring practice
with wing in good fehapc. Page 11
Corinthian wing Urocklcsby stakes r.t Lta
coln, Xii?.; iti horses ran. . Page IS
Frank Johnson will .fly in a Curtiss biplane
on Saturday at I>cl Monte. . Page tl
Langford -.10 to .4 choice over Flynn; even
nvonfy offered .*t 15 rounds. '. I'nge 11
I Forty -eevei owners bavi won more than $1,000
during; season at Emeryville. . ..Page 11
Clilcapo \u25a0 Cosnios bowling : team wins . the BTe
man tournament at Detroit." Page 11
Ninety athletes' enter for cross , coantry race
of Pacific athletic association. - - Page 10
Oakland "Coast leaguers' win from St. - Mu-y's
Phoenix nine by. 2to i score. _ v Page 10
Insurgent soccer enthusiasts -forte i a league of ,
their own f ollowinj expulsfon. , "*; Page 11
W. J. Calboon. the new minister to. China."
Mils' an-^TcnyoMaru.-^," • :- Page 12
Press the Fight Against
United Railroads
ON behalf of. his administration Mayor P.' H. McCarthy has
announced that' the United Railroads' attempt to steal lower
Market street through a temporary, permit to operate trolley
cars on the outer tracks will not be considered further by the board
of supervisors. According to the mayor the city will become the
aggressor and force in the courts a judicial "determination of the
This is good news for the people of San Francisco. It is a
promise that the board of supervisors is again behind the pledges
of the platform upon which a majority of its members were elected.
It holds out something more than a remote hope that at last-the
burden of the fight between the people of San Francisco and an inso
lent, law defying .corporation is -to be placed where it belongs.
From the mayor's announcement and the action of the board of
supervisors on Monday it appears that body has at last got on the
right track with relation to the pending controversies concerning
street railway matters. -The monstrous proposition advanced by. the
United Railroads and acquiesced in by a majority of the public utili
ties committee to make unconditional surrender to the corporation
by granting a permit 'or privilege worth $1,000,000, without coiit
sideration received, was seen by the light of public discussion to
be untenable. .
The supervisors have taken the right course. The people will
look to them for vigorous support of the city attorney and the attor
ney general, to whom they have assigned the prosecution of their
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Hitherto the United Railroads has done all the fighting and made
all the trouble. The corporation invites war and should be accom
modated. The Way to make a fight, if we must fight, is to abandon
merely defensive tactics and take the aggressive.. Carry the war
into the enemy's country.. The United Railroads has elected to enact
the role of a consistent enemy of public interests and can not com
plain if the challenge is accepted.
It is time for the city to create some "legal entanglements" of
its own initiative. The serious question whether a monopoly of the
principal thoroughfare can be maintained by the pretense of a dummy
corporation keeping up a spurious and wholly inadequate service
should be brought to adjudication in the courts! The theory of the
United Railroads is that franchise holders have rights without cor
responding duties to the people who make the grant. £t is an unten
able proposition that a franchise of great value can be held by such
pretense of service as the spurious Sutter street company gives with
a couple of frowsy horse cars in lower Market street. The posses
sion of this franchise carries the obligation to give an adequate
modern service.
Further, the United Railroads should be compelled to put in a
connecting switch to carry its Sutter street traffic on the inner tracks
in Market street. There is plenty of room for the service, on the
inner. tracks, as the investigations of the Merchants' association have
clearly demonstrated.- There can be no excuse for the refusal to put
in this switch and this fact is. established by the transparent false
hood of the objection made on behalf of the corporation on tile
ground of expense. When we see the company put in" ah equivalent
switch at. the junction of Post and Market streets, -without permit or
any apparent use, the objection to making connection at Sutter .street
appears to be no better than a dishonest excuse advanced in. pursu
ance of_the United Railroads' consistent policy to make trouble for
the city and the traveling public. . ! T/ ' ';V
The mayor and his administration^will find that the public
is as enthusiastically in favor of the announced program as it was
bitterly opposed to the public utilities committee's supineness in the
face of a proposition for a deliberate steal.
np HE. current aspects of the fight waged to embarrass United
I • States Attorney Devlin and block his confirmation to the office
which he holds carry a bold but somewhat unexpected face.
' People who have watched affairs in San Fran
cisco during the last three or four years: find
themselves no little surprised at the
political and legal conjunction of Mr. Devlin
with Francis J. Heney and William J. Burns.
t is a topsy turvy collocation of forces that might lend support to
the proverb that it is the unexpected that happens. San Francisco
had not suspected an alliance of these elements, but Washington is
credited with a stronger faith. t;Vf;
The Call does not clearly understand why Kentucky and Ten
nessee and the Carolinas should jbe found meddling in California
politics and, like Mr. Devlin, this commonwealth does not hold that
a public prosecutor is under obligation.to consider the social stand :
ing of persons accused of crime. If Mr. Devlin's confirmation is
opposed because he prosecuted a scion of "the v first families," this
fact supplies a suggestive commentary on the administration of the
department of justice. If there is to be a sacred caste immune from
prosecution for public offenses, that fact should be more definitely
established. At present this phase of legal practice in the federal
courts has not emerged from the class of obscure intimations, but
the refusal to confirm -Mr. Devlin would supply unfortunate and
convincing confirmation. <*•/ ' - \u25a0"...•'• •
Mr. Devlin appears to have made an efficient and conscientious
official. He is, one understands, charged with undue "zeal" in the
prosecution of influential people. Certainly thatrcharge does not .lie
against him in the cases of Prather and English and the Oakland
bank affair, but it is understood that this matter was arranged frorii
Washington and that Mr. Devlin simply obeyed orders!;
•Altogether the affair in its wide variety of conflicting compli
cations presents the most extraordinary episode of confused and
dubious politics that California has witnessed in a long time, v
The Tangled
Affairs of
Attorney Devlin
IT would be a lamentable thing if the negotiations-between this
country and Canada should result in a tariff war, but that
appears to be the direction in which things are drifting. Canada
~ has little to lose by such a war, and in. fact
expects to make a positive- bffset : by reason of
the transfer of .manufacturing industries from
the United States.; Therefore Canada stands
j pat. The position is. thus stated:
Fundamental differences in the laws and -positions of the two-coun- •
tries have been the stumbling block. In the Unite<J States' tariff law' the
best that can ; be given is thc^.minimum' tariff,- which the Canadian"
government regards as the normal American 'tariff/ ' • . ' <
•The Canadian general! rate ; is i regarded as corresponding to thet.
American minimum,"- while the Canadian intermediate, .apportion of
which- France : ..and -some other countries enjoy, is regarded as r a pro
vision for special reciprocity arrangements:
• V Holding, this view, the- Canadian government has felt compelled to
insist that the French treaty does not constitute an i "undue discrimina
tion'! against !the United" States, but that if the ; United States !wants~ to
obtain .the advantages of Canada's reciprocity schedules -it must be.-'
prepared to give something , in return. ~ " .-i V .
Prospect of a
Tariff War
With Canada
, • Canadahas been: one. of our best customers and^thebalance of
trade has been strongly hv our favor. , The . awkward provisions of
the Payne tariff law put:' this r- country in a' very disadvaritageous
position for the successful conduct of such negotiations.
The best we ? can do : is; to \u25a0. back down^ completely^ and shut the
administrative" eye^ to the fact that the Frencli-GanadiaH ; tariff|is
undue discrimination against this^^ country, and this without Tgetting
any concessions from Canada. The alternative : is a tariff war ihvolv
ing-: another iboostjf or: prices. : • \u0084-..._<.„ c'w^w *"-,..,
Back To Civilization
>" I >HE news comes from Washington that Sylvester Clark Smith,
I \\vho represents the southern counties of. California in the lower
"•'\u25a0*\u25a0 house of congress, is likely, to be taken into the cabinet as
postmaster general. The appointment would
be welcome for~~many reasons. The Call has
taken opposite sides from Mr. Smith in the
controversy relating to the disposition of
water power rights under reservation in the
national 'domain. : Mr. Smith has made himself protagonist for the
argument that ..these rights should at once be turned over unre
servedly'to the states. This newspaper has held, and still holds, that
this transfer should be postponed until the time when the state of
California at least shall have provided adequate and effective
machinery for the due conservation of these -enormously valuable
rights because, as the law stands, these properties would at once be
seized without protection afforded for public interests. But we
have never questioned Mr. Smith's r entire good faith and honesty
in taking the stand that he does." Mr. Smith fights fair. :
Mr. Smith's ability and competence are recognized in California
as in Washington. .
They put him on the monetary commission in testimony to his
receptive qualities notwithstanding 'his ingenuous confession that
he fcnew little of the subject. Mr. Smith is not too old to learn, and
he has brains enough to profit by the portentous flood of information
that threatens in 60 volumes to engulf the reform of the currency.
It is perhaps a pjty in one. sense that Mr. Smith should be un
timely snatched from this congenial labor to take lip another branch
of political education: It isannounced now that the postoffice sharks
will take charge of Mr. Smith and "break him in" for the work of
that department. It is further gratifying testimony to Mr. Smith's
accredited power to. assimilate useful knowledge.
Anybody ,wogld be an improvement on Hitchcock. . ' ...
Promotion for
r I \u25a0'• H E recent utterances of Jacob Schiff, the New York, banker
I and financier, predicting war with Japan, do not please the
newspapers of that country or of England, and the; Pall Mall
Gazette of London accuses him of talking dan
gerous nonsense. Quoting:
; It is a little hard to excuse, entirely the letter
or spirit of Mr. Schiff's remarks. We 'can for- •
- give him for referring to England as "perfidious
/Albion.'' It is a venerable joke, but when he
goes on to say, that the understanding between Russia, Japan and Great
Britain is the world's greatest menace he talks . -violent and dangerous" •'
nonsense! For "one ; who knows England .and who is amicable toward
Japan to associate either power with a design on world peace is a display
of patent insincerity which it is to be hoped American public opinion
will estimate at its correct value. -
Of '."course .'the general public does not ''know the basis of -Mri
Schiff's conclusions,: but people do. know that he is not the sort of
man to talk nonsense '-.or "-speak without warrant. From his position
at the head of one of the greatest banking houses in the world, Mr.
Schiff has command . of sources of ] information not generally avail
able, and his position compels him to weigh-all his public utterances
with the utmost care and; caution. The words of a man of his stand T
ing can not be whistled down the wind by a blast of type whether
it comes from London or Tokyo. ; " .''•%-
The Nippon, writes that "the , Americans, are disgruntled" by
reason of their failure to secure participation in Manchurian- railway
projects, but really this" interpretation; of , Mr. Schiff s words /and
motives f:is: abo^tassHaiiowiasvtKe^otherlthat (comes) ffohi?Loridon;r'!;
Banker Schiffs
On Japan
»' BOOK \u25a0 ACCOUNT— N. W. . Boalder ; /Creek.
How lonjt does a book account ninm Caluornla?
A" book or Vopentarid . current account
is one where ± no , balance;, has ;, been
struck. " Until •a i balance is struck, even
though;. there^ have .been mutual :\deaN
ings between the : parties, ( the : account
is open and. current, -the^codeof, civil
procedure 1 , says 1- that such" • an . account
will outlaw in .four <years;j* ThatUs,; if
there ?is*a v: claim for -goods -purchased,
for ;in"Btance, "upo"n^ an*" open- account, all
items f dating v back ; '[ more;: than *V' four
years "will ', be : * outlawed, I'and l ; mc a suit
for; the amount^of the jbillithe plaintiff
can ; not f ; recover \u25a0?. t or i any Mterh ; that Is
more than - four • years \ old.
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"'THE ' OREGON-^-Subscrlber,i^ Oakland, ' Cal.
When « did - the United i States steamship Orepon
leare San ; Francisco on | the ; memorable \u25a0 trip dur
ing ' the ' Spanlsb^merlcan ' war? '\u25a0\u25a0* Tell : sometbtng
about \u25a0 that -trip, distance * traTefed,^ etc.. *'
Tfjt left SanlFranciscoiMafch 14r,1598;
reached i Cal lao X v April J> 4 ; X let t jiApril V.7 ;
reached^* Rio Janeiro? f April
touched .at; Bahla, Brazil; -May 8;. was
at : Barbadoes May 18, quarantined one
day; .arrived-off Jupiter, light May .24,
when V.' the \u25a0'.* commander. a . ! spoke " : with
l Washlhgtori,YD.*Gr; .The 'crew suffered
much' in- passing;' twice ; through the
tropics ; ; coaled 'four times, made 13.000
miles' , continuous ;• run and \u25a0'\u25a0 no J- repairs
had to be made at the end of the trip.
t* : MONEY. DUE^-M. 8., City. '. Loaned . a > man
a - small sum of money four years ap> and be
has not paid • me. ; Can ' I collect it now br l«w
or :bjr>.forceJj;v-; .... -.'-..\- v; . \u25a0\u25a0 -• \u25a0\u25a0'•*•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0*.
The ' law of this "state is that ; an ob
ligation | or, liability ;notJ founded 1 on an
instrument in; writing; outlaws 'in two
years:":} lf < you attempt Uo ; make ( a* col
lection;,byi force you may* find \ yourself
invthehands of thepollca. -_• - : , ;
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COMMUNITY rßOPEnTY— Subscriber City '
Is tbc commanlty - property :. In ; California - liable
for.'tlie debts of, the wife coutracteU by .her be
fore ."marriage J\u25a0 . . _ , • . -\u25a0'»-«
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Letters From the People
Editor Call: In Sunday's issue it Is
stated: "General Osterhaus is the only
living northern soldier who com
manded an army corps during the civil
war." As a soldier under command of
General Osterhaus, and art enthusiastic
admirer of him as a commander, soldier
and man, and in the full belief, that he
was competent' and able "to command a
corps, it is well to keep history straight.
' General Daniel 'K. Sickles com
manded the Third corps and General
G. M. Dodge commanded the Sixteenth
corps, and both are living. There Is
one other corps commander living
whose name I can not recall at this
General Osterhaus did command the
Fifteenth corps on the march to the
sea, in the absence of General John A.
Logan, who was sent to Nashville .by
General Grant on Important official
business. This General Logan com
pleted and he then joined Sherman's
army at Savannah, where he relieved
General Osterhaus. The latter then
resumed' command of the first division
of the Fifteenth corps, the division he
commanded during the whole Atlanta
Campaign when, not temporarily as
signed .to higher commands. .
General Osterhaus .was dearly be
lo\'ed by his soldiers and. trusted to
such a degree that they would under
take any task he assigned to them,
with. the saying "It i 3 all right.' Peter
Joseph says so." The relations between
him and his men were like those of a
father and his sons. A few years ago
he came from his home in Germany to
attend a reunion of the first division of
the Fifteenth corps, and no man ever
received a warmer or more heartfelt
welcome than did he.
No better soldier commanded men in
Sherman's army than Major General
Osterhaus. All honor to him "for his
service and giving to our country Rear
Admiral Osterhaus. Very respectfully.
Santa Cruz, March 14. 1910.
| New Gas for Balloons |
Hitherto coal gas has" been used for
filling 1 balloons, In spite of Its draw
backs, says the University Correspond
ent, for converting ordinary coal gas
into a much lighter and more suitable
gas containing more than 80 per cent
of hydrogen, and only half as heavy as
ordinary coal gas. The buoyancy, or
lifting power. o£ the new gas. is abdbt
an -ounce avoidupols per cubic foot;
that of coal gas is 0.7 ounce, that of
commercial hydrogen 1.1 ounce.
WILLIAM H. AVERY, assistant- general man
ager of the Toyo Klsen. Kaiaha steamship
company, returned from the • east yesterday .
from a business trip and is -at the Fairmont
with Mrs. Avery.
-.- • • • *
J. S. TTJLLY, a real estate man of Stockton; F.
: D. Curtis, a druggist of San Jose, and H. J.
Webber, a businesisman of Napa.' make up a
group of recent arrivals at the Argonaut.
WALTER EYREB, president of the Eyres trans'
;| fer company of Seattle, is at the St. Francis
i with his daughter. They haTe just returned
from a trlf> to Europe. ; .
'-"V' " • • •
DB. AND MBS.' ELMER STONE are down from
Napa and are guests at the St. Francis. Doc
tor Stone is the director of the state hospital
at Napa. ". ; , "i *
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E. |A. COTiSINO, general western agent of th«
: West Shore \ railroad. - with, headquarters at
Chicago, is at ' the ; Fairmont with Mrs. Cou-
X. ; D.' ; FARREX.I., vice, president of the Oregon
and Washington railroad, is at. the Palace.
\u25a0 Hi 3* headquarters is in Portland.
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MRS. *J. D. PETERS and : Miss Peters, promi
.' nent; ln 'social circles In Stockton, have taken
apartments at the Fairmont.
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0. s W. ' .. LEHMER, general manager of , the Y»
-senilte railroad, with headquarters la Merced.
;•- is a guest 1 at. the Palace.,., \u25a0 .
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ARTHUR : C ' BICE,' ; a mining man with large
v- Interests', In '^thla ; state, is^ at 'the Fairmont. -
\u25a0 ."registeral from Boston. /
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ALBERT MOOS, a merchant of China,' is at the
• rairmo \u0084.,.. ,•_ -•?..> \u25a0»;<•.
Entertainment for the Benefit
Of -Hermitage Orphanage
Promises Big Success
CHARITY is the concern of the hour
among the socially elect, and one
of the particular charities that la
absorbing: the attention of the mald3
and matrons alike Is the entertainment
for the benefit of the Armitase or
phanage. The roles have been prac
tically assigned for the tableaux vl
vants to be. held early in April, and
there was an animated discussion yes
terday morning In the green room 'of
the St. Francis, when selections were
made and types chosen with regard to
their fitness for representing the por
traits of French and English masters.
It was conceded several days ago that
Mrs. Henry T. Scott was to be Mario
Antoinette, and every one was delight
ed with the appropriate choice.
Among those who have been work
ing seriously for the success of the
affair in conjunction with the board
of directors from the orphanage Is Mrs.
C. O. Alexander, whose knowledge and
appreciation of art has aided material
ly in the selections of those who are
to pose. •
Mrs. Peter Martin is to pose 'as the
duchess of Devonshire and the compan
ion picture of the viscountess Duncan- .
non will be posed by Mrs. Walter Mar- «
tin. The 'Three Graces." from the fa
mous painting by Reynolds, will be
posed by Miss Virginia Newhall. Ml^»
Marian and Mis 3 Elizabeth Newhal^t
Romney's picture of Lady Hamilton as '
Bacchante will be posed by Mrs. Trux
tun Beale, while Miss Ethel Cooper will
essay Lady Hamilton "with her dog.
The portrait of Sophia Western will
have a fair counterpart in Miss Alice
Oge and Mrs. Slddons as the tragic
muse will be represented by Mrs. Fran
cis Carolan. •
Mrs. Scott as Marie Antoinette will
have a galaxy of beauties in her court
and the role» have beeri^asslgned in the
following order:
La Puebesse «le Panne (Labille-Guyard)
Mrs. Harry Mendell
Uenriette de Bourbon (Nattier*
Miss Christine Pomery
Mine. Recamler tDarid> Miss Helene Irwin
Empress Bugenle tWinterbalter)
Miss Alice Hager
La Ducuesse U« Polignac < Xattier »
Mrs. Gerald Rathbona
L.*lnn<>cence (girl with dores by Grenze>
Miss Alexandra Hamilton
Sons of the Lark (Joles Breton)
Miss Mary Keeney
Maidenhood (girl with horse* by Greuze)
Miss Helen Cnes#bremst»
Broken Pitcher tGreuze) Miss Laura Baldwin
The chrysanthemum auxiliary of the
children's hospital will have a card
party Thursday afternoon. March 31,
in the colonial ballroom at the St.
Francis, and there will be bridge and
five hundred tables for those who at
tend. The proceeds are to be devoted
to the hospital fund and as an addi
tional attraction for the occasion will
be the Keith painting that has beea.
donated and will be on disposal that
day. The president of the auxiliary is
Miss Edith Bull, and she will have a.
corps of assistants in the following
Mrs. J. Stewart Fair-IMrs. Krnest McCormicU
weather |Mrs. John Chace
Miss Mabel Hosts Mrs. G. H. Umbseo
Mlsa L. Wenzelberger |Miss Anita Bertheaa
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Mrs. Fletcher Ryer's luncheon was a
pretty event of yesterday given at the
Fairmont, and the decorations were an
effective arrangement of spring flowers
and ferns on the table. Among those
who enjoyed the hospitality of the
hostess were: ..*.,.
Mrs. Frank Drum (Mrs,. Herbert Moffltt,» .
Mrs. James Mofflt Mrs. Clintoa WojiJfij W«
Mrs. TV. F. Porter Miss Kathleen d» I'oqsW-
Mrs. Worthlngton Ames Miss Olia O'Connor- )W
Mrs. Lansing Kellogg Miss Ethel Dean tf '\u25a0\u25a0 r-
Mrs. George Doublerlar MUa Virginia JolliCe ,
Mrs. Laura Pike FullerjMiss Enid Grejr?
Mrs. Thomas Eastland Miss Maud O'Connor
Mrs. Edgar Wilson • i
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George "W. Fllcher is receiving' con- j
gratulations upon the announcement of,
his engagement to Miss Alma Willi of-
Sacramento, and the news that the,
wedding is to be an event of the Easter
season will l*e of more than ordinary
interest. The bride elect is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Wllli and is
a favorite with th 4 younger set in her
home city. The wedding is to be a
quiet affair, to which only relatives and
-ar- few friends have been bidden. The
young couple will live in this city after
a brief wedding journey.
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Mrs. William Cluff gave an informal
tea yesterday at the Palace for several"
friends, and was assisted in her office
as hostess by her daughter, Miss Flor
ence Cluff.
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Mrs. M. C. Smith, wife of Captain
Smith, who has been at Vancouver bar
racks, is expected here shortly for a
visit, and her friends are delighted over J
the prospective arrival of this popular
army matron. Mrs. Smith was Miss
Yetlve Fickering. daughter of Colonel
Pickering, who was for many years
commandant at Alcatraz. and few army
girls, have had a greater popularity in
the service set here. Mrs. Smith will
be the guest of friends in this city until
b.er departure in April for Manila.'
where Captain-Smith is to be stationed"
with the Fourteenth cavalry.
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Miss Mabel Gray talked yesterday be
fore the Mills club upon her recent
travels in Algiers and entertained a
large audience with an account of her
wanderings in that picturesque country.
Miss Gray has traveled extensively and
is one of the younger clubwomen who
is a social favorite as well, and yester
day after the lecture she held an in
formal reception that was impromptu.
After the program, at the clubrooms In
Post street an hour over the teacups,
was enjoyed. ji
H. KtMBERLY and wife are sUyins at tae St.
James. Klmberly U prominent ia the oiiSelda
near Bakersflelcl.
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F. W. IXAZ)B£TT£B, a capitalist of Portland,
whose Interest* cover a wide field, la atayln;
A. 3. BETEISDORT and wife, who have been
tonrlns in the orient, are staying at the Nor
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CHARLES MAY and wife are stayin? at the
Noraandte. May la an insurance broker of
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H. C. WORT3CAK, a prominent merchant of
Portland. Ore.. U making a stay at tie Dale.
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J. H. ADAMS, a mrnins man with tafrwita in
Sonora, Mex.. is staying at the Fairmont.
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F. A. DTT3TBAK. jl well knowa real estate man
from Del Monte. la atopplnj; at the Dale.
MARS CAHILL. a hotel man of Indianapolis. Is
' among the receut arrlTals at the Maax.
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J. O. KICKXAIT. a banker of Ran ford. U among
the recent arrirals at the Stewart.
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H. u\ TRE^T, president of the horse show at
Seattle, U a goest at the Palace.
have apartments at the St.'Francls.
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CHARLE3 J. PARKS, a mlnlns man of GoN^"
fieid, . is registered at the Stewart. * f
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WILLIAM SPEXCE. .-< mining man of Carsoa
City, is staying at the- Manx.
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: \W.VO.^EELl.S,'a'mannfaernrer of Philadelphia
U staying at the hba. ' ?^ ' •*

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