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MONDAY
The San Francisco Call
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A N astonishing report given wide currency during the last week
/\ attributed to Mr. Taft a purpose to appoint Richard Achilles
* *\u25a0 Ballinger to the supreme court of the United States to fill the
vacancy created by the death of Justice
Brewer. Doubtless the report was started by
some enemy of the president and it is incon
ceivable that it can have any foundation.
'We should want no further light on Ballin
ger's qualifications for high judicial office than that furnished'by his
policy and practice in relation to the Garfield grant of water rights
in Heidi Iletchy to San Francisco. A man who*" sees fit to deny to
one party to a controversy the right to examine the evidence offered
by "the other side" is not fit to hold plade on the bench. Ballinger
did not himself in a public way use the words "the other side" to
designate San Francisco's position in this matter, but his private
secretary did use them, and doubtless he but reflects the sentiments
of his chief. If that theory is correct Ballinger has already decided
the case without waiting to hear what San Francisco may have to
urge and without giving the ciiy's representatives an opportunity to
examine the evidence on which the secretary of the interior has ap
parently made up his mind. •
It has never been clear why Ballinger "butted into" this contro
versy. It was not pressing for settlement. There is no~ possible
prospect that San Francisco will have use for the Hetch Hetchy
rights for the next 20 years, as the .possibilities of the Lake Eleanor
watershed must first be exhausted by the city. It is not clear why
Ballinger has chosen to invite an ugly and acrimonious quarrel
San Francisco and the other bay cities over a matter which he can not
settle with finality. His decision, one way or. the other, will not
decide anything in particular and will merely keep the administra
tion in hot water, even as his refusal to let "the other side" seejthe
evidence creates bad feeling and raises suspicion of unfair dealing.
Ballinger is not the sort of man the people like to see raised to
the highest judicial office, and it is inconceivable that Mr. Taft has
ever contemplated anything of the kind.
The president has had trouble a-plenty on his hands because of
his selection of Ballinger for place in the cabinet, but that is a trifle
compared with the scandal that would be created by Ballinger's ele
vation to the supreme bench.
Not Ballinger
for the
j Supreme Bench
PACIFIC coast cities north and south of San Francisco are hust
ling to get a full census enumeration of their population, and
the duty rests on the people of San Francisco to get in and do
likewise and do it now. The businessmen of
Seattle and Los Angeles are not content to
leave this matter wholly in the hands of the
government, and they are making active prep
arations to help out the count so that no resi
dent shall be omitted whether he happens to be in the city at the time
of enumeration or not. Seattle has organized a civic census bureau
for aggressive work in this field. To illustrate the activity and
energy of the Seattle folk we quote from the Times an account of
the methods employed by F. W. Baker, a leading businessman of
Any businessman can take the entire census of his whole plant and
do it almost automatically. ,1 * .;
Here is the plan I followed: I called in our cashier — I selected the
cashier fo* the reason that every employe of the firm sees him or hears
from him at least once a week — and I asked him if if would seriously
hamper his work to hand census blanks to every employe as he came in
for his pay check.
"Not any," said the cashier; "glad to do it"
So I am turning over to him a blank for every employe. As the men
• come in they will be handed a blank with their pay checks and instructed
to fill it out before they leave the department. It will be the same way with
our men on the road. We will send them blanks with their pay. checks
with instructions to rcmail them to us here. Then I will turn over the
whole batch to Census Supervisor R. W. Hill to do with as he sees fit.
"If all the heads of houses employing large numbers .of > men will
follow Baker's plan there will be nothing- to this census business,"
declared Miller Freeman, manager of the bureau, when Baker told of the
way he had figured it out.
"We gladly will supply all the. blanks needed, and if the businessmen
will get into the game we shall prove without doubt our boast that Seattle
has 300,000 population, and possibly some to spare."
Seattle means to count them all. The lumber jacks in the moun
tains and the fish canners of Alaska will all get on the roll if they can
be claimed as residents of the city. It is easy to laugh at this form
of activity, but it counts in a commercial way. s Every city has a con
siderable floating population, and many residents are not- at home
when the enumeration is in progress. A true count would include
all of these and it is worth while for San Francisco to take measures
to see that they all get on the roll. It should be a matter of civic
pride to make as good a showing as possible for San Francisco
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Do Some
Work for
San Francisco
REPRESENTATIVE KAHN and Representative Hayes are
the subject of congratulation: They have been heard from;
As a general thing San Francisco forgets the existence of * ; its
representatives in congress for lack of anything
tliat; might happen to jog a .heedless memory.
We should make an exception, . perhaps, in
favor of Mr. Hayes, whose tempered insur
gency has recently made him "an object of
curious observation asa new political species. Mr. Haves is a mail
of impartial. mind and likes to eat as well as fight.
But the immediate cause of congratulation for our. congressmen
is their unexpected and sojnewhat belated activity in relation to the
Hetch Hetchy controversy now pending before Secretary Ballinger.
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Kahn have finally announced tlicir intention to go
forward in a body and beard the Ballinger in his official lair The
news that came to San Francisco many, days ago from Washington
has, by some process unexplained, got back again to the national
capital and has now succeeded in overtaking and waking up our rep
resentatives in congress. They^ will pluck the secretary^ ;by Uhe
They
Know
They Are Alive
EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE CALL
H eadlong Haste by Two Congressmen
beard in a purely parliamentary way and bid him bring forth that
concealed evidence concerning Hetch Hetchy or be forever damned.
They will not use such vile language as this, but they will let the
secretary understand that they are awake and picking. Let Ballinger
refuse at his own proper peril. When the tin soldiers. fall out 'tis a
noisy war, but not bloody.
Once more congratulations to Messrs. Hayes and Kahn. .Hav
ing at length discovered the fray they bear themselves gallantly. We
hope they will not get hurt in the fracas! or anywhere else.
THE president's bill for the regulation of railroads is having hard
sledding in the senate, as might easily have been expected.
The railroads are especially powerful iir that body and their
senatorial attorneys have consistently fought
every sort of legislation pYoposed in the way of
regulation.
There appears to be some doubt whether
the bill as it stands does not legalize railroad
pools and mergers so as to take this class of business out of the opera
tion of the Sherman law against trusts. The bill undoubtedly does
authorize combination among railroads, but it is alleged that the con
sent and approval of the interstate commerce commission is made a
condition precedent to the legalization of these pools. Unfortu
nately there appears to be some "doubt as to whether *the interstate
commission takes this power under the bill. If . the railroads
are to be given power to combine without any sort of check congress
might just as- well repeal the Sherman law against trusts at once.
It woum never do to create one favored and exempted class of com
binations free from all restraints. .
Another subject of debate in the senate is concerned with the
power proposed to be given to the interstate commerce commission
to suspend freight rates on protest and pending a hearing as.to their
reasonableness. If regulation is to bring any sort of benefit to ship
pers this power is vital. If rates are permitted to go into operation at
the, will of the railroads then shippers will have no remedy but a
tedious lawsuit, during whose pendency; prolonged over years, the
obnoxious rates would be collected. At the close of this lawsuit the
railroads could fix another rate of slightly different character and
then the lawsuit would begin over again! The interstate commisT
sion is supposed. now to have power to : fix and determine' -.rates, but'in,
operation this power has brought the objecting shippers nothing
better than a succession of apparently interminable lawsuits.
On the .whole the prospects for useful legislation from a senate
dominated KyAlclrichare not encouraging.
Railroad
Legislation
in the Senate
Candy Exhibition ].
The country has grown accustomed
to international apple shows and corn
conferesses and other exploitations of
the products of the. farm and the fac
tory, but Philadelphia proposes to set
the mouths of her citizens and the
visiting public watering with a candy
exhibition.
As candy making Is one of her lead
ing industries, she is, doubtless war
ranted in showing on a large i scale _what
she can do, says tha Boston Transcript.
She has 76 candy manufactories under
the government system, the estimated
Value ; of the output last year., being
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Fifty years ago the.; candy of the
country was almost" invariably harcl and
coarse, and 'much of it unwholesome.
Now the making of It has become a fine
art, and t the wizard . of concoction? and
flavoring has, ay fortune fat -his com
mand. . -: Pure candy, in moderate quanti
ties, is no longer as a menace
to 'the-healthy; stomach. 5 . - 4
It has been sent to' American soldiers
'at Manila and to' Britlsh;soldierSi ln the
Transvaalawhile',we have a r recent •un
confirmed tfaditlbri that* the lure of -the
guradrop'iWlll^enllstfani Eskimo f in^al
mO6t any > serTice. : /^As candy> takes its
place amonglthepi articles^ that* go to
make up hfghMlving,-^ we. may,; assume
that * its .consumption, ; even i per
is steadily; bnvthe- increase.- -\u25a0 . ;
V To know, just; how much. of it we are
eating >at the - present - ; time i we . must
await the ; newjeensus : figures. Not ; since
1905' have; we. ;had r " official J information
to L ; guide ';us, 'and f subsequent 'develop-*
ments' ißust :be largely guess work.' :<, ;
Janitor Always Wrong
I have a man tending my furnace
who ought to be in the government
service 'as prognosticator of cold and
warm waves. He is wasting his time
here with me at the paltry wages I pay
him. Of course, he has plenty of other
jobs, such as janitor of a church, win
dow washer In general- and stoke ar
tist for about 15 other -families in the
community. But he ought to*be giving
his prophetic talents a" wider scope. ,
•For instance, he knows* so well when
a- cold wave Is coming that; he- invar-'
iably . lets the fire* get very lowilate
in. the afternoon, chokes the .-.fur
nace with coal, "fixes ; the drafts, so
that the" fuel': won't -burn.' and "goes
away. By this method he manages to
let. the': house ' get: so cold over night
that It takes, till 4 o'clock the' next
afternoon . to make the radiators quit
shivering. He>never :fails in this spe
cialty.of his, says- the Chicago News. \u25a0/\u25a0,"\u25a0
AOn,the other hand, if there is a'warm
spell-due he; feelsUtfitn :i his? rheumatic
bones and builds an'evening fire that 'is
nothing short of a conflagration; Then
he ffxes the; drafts i so ,' the i furnace .will
grow., gradually hotter.- all '• night "long.
Many l a night -when the temperature
outdoors is about 50 or 60. the bedrooms
grow so hot that: we get up and wring
the- perspiration? from "the; plllow;cases
and ! , take' a cold ;»bath r to: keep from
suffocating.;' A', look -at the furnace
thermometer.willshow you that he. has
run ? it ,; up \u25a0; to "-, 21 1; i while Yon '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 the" really
cold '.mornings ' he neyerlhas ; it above^6o.'
I r have no », Idea -how. ;he i figures • it, out.'
Once I tried to ; get' him 5 to -tell; me. how
he; knew' just vwhen » to increase .theifire
and* roast us tor decrease -tit at the. time
.we^woufa - to .!\u25a0' freeze^ but ?. he
would I not- teinriie.i ; lie v even " seemedf a
bitv annoyed v . that JlVshould-ask'himr so
I { beg-ffed his pardon. \u25a0\u25a0* • ,*
I Answers^o Queries
FRlTCHlE— Subscriber. San Jose. Ha™ seen
considerable of late in the papers about the
poem "Barbara Fritchie." Was that poem found
ed on &ct?
There was a Barbara Frietchie liv
ing in Frederick, Md. Henry Kyd
Douglass, who was a colonel on the
staff of General Stonewall Jackson, In
"Battles and Leaders of the Civil War",
has' the following: ' '.'This old woman,
now of immortal fame, did live 'In
Frederick in those days, but she never
saw General Jackson, and General
Jackson never saw Barbara Frietchie.
I with him every minute of the
time he was in the city— he was there
only twice — and nothing like the scene
so graphically described by the poet
ever happened. In passing through
Middletown two very pretty girls, with
ribbons of red, white and blue floating
from their hair and small union flags
In their hands, rushed out of a house
as we passed, came to the curbstone,
and with, much laughter waved their
flags defiantly in the face of the gen
eral. He bowed and raised his hat. and
turning with his quiet smile to his
staff, said: 'We evidently have no
friends in this town.' And this is
about the way he would have treated
Barbara Frietchie." Mrs. B. D. N.
Southworth, the novelist, who was liv
ing in Washington at the time of the
invasion, was responsible for the ver
sion of the story that was transmitted
to Whittier and became the foundation
for his poem. - \u25a0\u25a0%-'£-;
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SURVEY— O. D. F., Dixon. Please state what
a geodetic BurTey Is and now it is made.
It is a survey which includes In its
scope a large extent of "country and
has in view not only the production
of strictly accurate maps, but also the
determination of the curvature of the
surface of the earth. The survey con
sists, first, in an accurate triangulation
of the country to be surveyed. The
angles of the triangles are then meas
ured by theodolites; their sides are
measured by ordinary surveying instru
ments, and then by^aid of astronom
ical observations, the latitude and
longitude : of /the place must be de"^
termined. • It'ls necessary to have some
knowledge of. astronomy and of trigo
nometry to understand how .the" diffi
cult work is accomplished.
PALACE— How did the terra "palace" come
to be ; applied to dwelling houses ?
Originally : palace- meant a dwelling
on the. Palatine hill of Rome.' This hill
was so called for Pales, a pastoral diety
whose festival- was celebrated on April
21, the birthday of Rome, to commem
orate the day, when the wolf child
Romulus drew: the first furrow at the
foot of the hill, and thus laid the foun
dation of the ','Roma Quadrata," the
most ancient part of the city. On this
hill Augustus built his V mansion, and
his example was . followed by Tiberius
and Nero. Under ;, toe : last named ' em
peror, all private houses on the hill
were , pulled : down to . make room for
the -golden hous«, "'called the "palatium,
the palace of palaces." *
HOXORS-M)ld Subscriber, City. What is un
derstood by honors of warT
; ; When a besieged town has surren
dered and its; garrison is permitted to
march out, ; carrying their arms with
them, with drums beating and colors
flying,- they, are said to have capitu
lated with; honors of war.. That is, they
are understood. not to be conquered, but
to be permitted to retire with privilege
of continuing the war: elsewhere.
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i \u25a0 FIXGER \ NAlLS— Maude, • City. What Is the
superstition; about , cutting finger nails ou Sun
day?,. :\u25a0 -, -•, \u25a0 ...;:\u25a0,,\u25a0 \u25a0 • \u25a0'....\u25a0
- To cut finger nails on a Sunday morn-
Ing is - a 'sign that you .will ; do some
thing you -will: be ashamed of before
the week vis out. j
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MY, ' AGE— S..V Oakland. Who was the
author "of ; tbe f oUowing :.;./.
'' >. You'd J scarce, expect one of : my ace'- •
;.•: ; .}-. ; To speak in public on the stage.
; : David" Everett; "a Boston journalist
of .the' early .part of \the ; nineteenth
century.
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- REMINGTON— AI 5..: City. Where may I ftnd
sketches of -the life \u25a0; of the, late Frederic Rem
ington,' the ; artist ?-"/ "^ -.- - -
.In the, periodical literature in the ref
erence :room: of 'the- free library,' Hayes
street near Franklin.' " .: >^
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. v DISTAXCE-F. : J. : H.^^ityhwhat U the fil
ing distance by t steamer between. New York city
N.'Y.*, ;and London; , Eng. J •
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Attention of Clubwomen
Focused on the Convention
Program for this Annual Meeting at Santa
Barbara This Week Is Completed
MARY ASHE MILLER
AFTER a few preliminary fluttering
of a distinctly social nature and
some, exciting times* nominating
their officers for the coming 1 year most
of the women's clubs of San Francisco
will turn their attention to the state
federation convention, which meets In
Santa Barbara on Friday morning
next. Many clubwomen will go from
this city for the annual event and those
who do not will anxiously await news
of the movements In the southern city.
Final arrangements are at last com
pleted and the program has been given
out. It is of interest to note that but
fe^w items of the program call for in
dividual addresses, affairs being so ar
ranged that everything may be~dis
cussed by. the members of the general
gathering.
The completed program is as follows:
FBIDAY, APRIL 8.
9:45 a. m. — Presidents' council.
10:30 a. m. — Call to order; music.
Club collect, Mrs. Charles E. Sherman, Santa
Barbara.
Greetings, Mrs. Nathan Bentz, Santa Bar
bara; Mrs. Belle FrankJjn, Carptnteria.
Address of welcome, L. N. Rosebnry, Santa
Barbara.
Response, Mrs. J. TV. Orr, rice president at
Urge.
Music. Intermission.
Reports of committees.
Report of bureau of In t estimation, Mrs. B. F.
Walton. Yuba City.
Report of clnb extension, Mrs. E. G. Greene.
Report of . general federation secretary, Mrs.
William Bain-byte.
Appointment of committees.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Reports of district presidents.
Conference. "How Shall We Answer?" led br
Mrs. S. M. Darls.
"The Seren Deadly Sins." Mrs. J. W. Orr.
"Sincerity With the Child," Dr. Frances M.
Greene.
Press report of chairman. Mrs. A. P. Black.
"Faces lv the Mirror," Mrs. Florence G. Por
ter.
Adjournment.
;, \u2666 EVENING
Music.
Address, Rey. Charles R. Brown, "The Prince
of Peace."
SATURDAY MORNING
Minutes.
Report of credentials committee, Mrs. E. D.
Knight (chairman).
Report of rules and regulations committee.
Open parliament, "What Next In Federation
Work?"
Address, "Personal Responsibility," Mrs. W.
P. Miller, Fresno.
Intermission.
Report of the "Courier," Mrs. George Fred
ericks.
Report of the resolutions committee, Mrs.
S. M. Darin (chairman).
History and landmarks, report of chairman,
Mrs. A. A. Goddard.
"Preservation of Spanish Names in Califor
nia," Miss Adele Humphrey.
"Romantic History of Santa Barbara," Mrs.
Helen E. Bandlni.
Report of nominating committee.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Reception to Officers, ! Tisitors and delegates
by the Woman's club of Santa Barbara at the
Potter Country club, from 3 to 5 o'clock.
Music.
EVENING
Music, Musto Study clnb of Santa Barbara.
Address, "Good Roads," Governor James N.
Gillett.
Reception to GoTernor Gillett. Mn«lc.
SUNDAY
-3 p, m. — Special Tesjver sertice at the illusion
Santa Barbara, presentation of El Camlno Real
mission b*ll to tn# mission Santa Barbara, Mrs.
Frank Magulre.
Blessing of the bell. Father Peter Walll«teck.
Address. "Santa Barbara Mission," Father
: Theophilua Richards.
Music by St. Anthony's boys* choir. '
EVENING
j Address, "A Message From Merl." Mrs. Isa
bcUa Churchill, past president C. F. W. C.
MONDAY MORNING
Education— Practical suggestions, Mrs. W. E.
Colby (chairman).
"Normal School for Manual Training." Miss
Edna Rich. '
••Woman's Clubs and the State- Library," Miss
; Susan T. Smith, state ltbrary, Sacramento.
Report of clubhouse loan, Mrs. George W. Jor
dan (chairman).
Report and recommendations ot the president.
Report of forestry chairman, Mrs. L. F. Cock
roft.
"The San Francisco Clubs and Hetch Hetchy."
Mrs. E: U Baldwin.
"CItII Service Reform Report," Mrs. ( A. K.
Osborne.
Address, "Clril Service Reform," Dr. A. E.
Osborne.
- . AFTERNOON
Report on waterway*, Mrs. R. P. Hill.
Report on art chairman, Mrs. Randall Hntcb-
InsoQ. . .
Art appropriation, Mrs. May Gearhearr.
Report of civics chairman, Mrs. Wllloagbby
Rodman. • — — *
"Civic Art." Miss Elizabeth Robson..
, "The Children's Theater," Mrs. Bertha Barncb.
"The Biennial at Cincinnati," Mrs. Josiah
Evans Cowles.
Election of delegates.
Philanthropy, Mrs. William E. Rltter (chair
man).
Legislation, Mrs. E.< P. Buss (chairman).
EVENING ;• * V
Reception to the officers, delegates and vis
itors by the Woman's clnb of Santa Barbara at
the Potter hotel. Spanish songs and dances.
TUESDAY MORNING ,' . '
Business.
Election of oflcers.
Presentation of new officers.
Adjournment.
The matter of a state pension for
teachers will be one thing discussed at
the convention, and the final disposal
Chick. Leaving Shell
Lecturing before the Royal photo
graphic society on his experiences
with a cinematograph in birdland,
Oliver G. Pike said that although ' he
had succeeded in getting animated
studies at close quarters of the raven
and the wild swan "on their nests, the
most difficult thing he had ever at
tempted was to get a moving picture
of a. chicken leaving the egg, says the
London Globe. The time. taken by a
chicken , in getting out- of the egg
varied from a few minutes to some
hours, but he managed to obtain- — and
to show his audience— a film of the
whole, operation, which in this case
took three - minutes. The pictures
brought out every' detail of -the , little
creature's struggles.
; Canada's total railway mileage last
July was 30.330 miles. This means
that there is one mile of railway for
every 300 inhabitants.
£E R S ONS IN T HE NEWS
W. H. WORKMAN, an attorney of Los An
geles,-.ls ajnest-at the Palace. Workman
was the only man who stopped to pay his Mil
and receive » a receipt : , for the same on the
morning cf the fire, fonr years ago- He : still
• has the key of the room he occupied the
nljht preceding the disaster, for "be told the
clerk that in . case \u25a0 the build Id? did not burn
down that night he would occupy his room.
GEORGE T. DEXTER, vice president of the Mo
.tual life insurance . comijany of Xew York,. ls
at the Fairmont. * A \ conference of the heads
of, all the western agencies will beh eld to
,'d«T. ;;
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E. O. WASHINGTON, chief clerk of the Lank
.'erahlm hotel. Los Angeles, ls-a Ruest at^the
. Mans. "Washington was formerly' anaoclated
with the Manx. '
SHERWOOD ; GELIESPY, , general manager ofl
' tne.; .Mutual - llfo ' Insiuranoe - company at Se
attle, Is staying at the Palace.
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T. I D. STARRETT, a railroadman of Vancouver,
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H. FRALEY. a merchant of Reno, is at the Stl
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APRIL A 9A 9 IQIO
of a bill to that end drawn up by a.
committee of Berkeley educators and
clubwomen, will be made. This bill
prbvides that all teachers over 60 ytars
of age who have had 30 years' service.
20 in the public schools of California,
shall receive as pension one-half of
the aveAge salary that they received
during the last 10- years of their aerv- .
ice. Those teachers Incapacitated after
20 years of service shall.be like-wise
pensioned.
The local committee and the- Hotel
Potter management of Santa Barbara
are working -together busily for the
success of the week.'
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Channin^ auxiliary wtll hold itm re*- ;
ular meeting today and the addreM of
the afternoon will be by the R«v. John
Howland Lathrop of Berkeley on "The
Building of the Gothic Cathedral.'* Mr».
Ashley R. Faull will sins.
A business meeting w»l be held be
fore the address, at which amendment* l^
to certain bylaws will be voted upon.
The hostesses of the day will be;
Ml»« C. Louise Smith. MU» B. Hatchlnson
chairman > Mrs. S. M. O'Connor
Mrs. Edward Bohnheim Mr». J. W. FJnder
Mrs. J. N. Brittain Mrs. W. P. Phimmer
Sirs. Stetson G. Hind*
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The California club; \u25a0will hold a 'busi
ness meeting on Tuesday next, which
will be one of th© most Important and
exciting of the entire year. Election
of delegates to the tenth biennial con
vention of th© general federation of
women's clubs to be held in Cincinnati.
0., from May 11 to 13. will be held, and
the nomination of offlcers and board of
directors of th*e California club for the
coming year will take place.
To the regret of the members it will
be impossible to re-elect Mrs. Edward
L. Baldwin as president, as she has al
ready held office for two years. Mrs.
A. P. Black, who. it is believed, was
slated for that position. Is likewise In
eligible, as she is president of the San
Francisco district.
Upon whom the mantle will fall is
a subject of much comment and dis
cussion among tha 500 members of
this club. Mrs. Lovell White, who was
president several years ago and who
has ruled over the Outdoor Art' league
department, has been mentioned as the
choice of the nominating board, but
it Is declared positively that she would
'decline the honor. Mrs. A. TV. Scott
has been prominently spoken of. but
will go abroad during the year, which
puts her out of the question. Mrs.
James C. Crawford and Mrs. D. J. Mac-
Master are also spoken of, but It is
believed that the honor has been defi
nitely awarded to Mme. Emilia Tojetti.
who has been so prominent In the club
for several years and who has bean
no able a presiding officer of Laurel
Hall club.
The social science department an
nounces two lectures on sex hygiene
by Dr. Minora Kibbe. which -will take
place on the second and fourth Thurs
day afternoons in April at 2 o'clock.
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To-Kalon will meet Tuesday after
noon, when a "musical progrram -will bi^
rendered by Mrs. Alpheus Bull and Mrs.yj
Charles H. Bentley.
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Laurel Hall club will give a lunch
eon Wednesday at 12:30 p. xn. at the
clubhouse. 1750 Clay street, to which
guests will be Invited.
Mrs. A. P. Black, president elect of
the San Francisco district, and club
presidents will be guests of honor. A
regular club meeting -will follow. Mrs.
W. J. Gray being the luncheon hostess
and Mrs. X. Blalsdell the club hostess.
Mrs. Allan W. Peak will play sev
eral violin solos, and Mrs. George W.
Haight will give a reading.
Nominations for officers of the club
for the ensuing year will take place
April 20.
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The Papyrus club will meet Thurs-
Vlay afternoon for the nomination of
officers for the coming year. Tuesday
evening there will be an at home,
when a talk on "The Building of
American Character" by Frank Me-
Gowan and "a monologue by G«or|r«*
Gelder will be given. The program will
conclude with dancing.
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Corona club will hold its annual re
ception Thursday. -April 14, at Its elub
rooms. 2668 Mission street, from 3 to
5 o'clock. ."L t '
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The Daughters of California Pioneers
will give a "Forty-nine breakfast*
Saturday, April 16. at which Mrs. James
J. Donnelly will be chairman. May 7
a reunion of the daughters will be held
at the site of the Sequoia, glgantea at
Golden Gate park. The members -will
meet at the museum at 11 o'clock In
the forenoon. ' A basket lunch will be
taken. - .
Ear of the Butterfly
Some time ago a botanist of tho first
rank discovered, or believed that- he
had" discovered, for th§ question has
not been finally settled, that some
plants possess the sense of vision. Now
the announcement Is made that a nat Ar
uralist has discovered the ear of the
butterfly, says the London Globe.
The ear Is not constituted as with
animals; it has no distinct form, and Is
differently situated. The butterfly's ear.
we learn from a French contemporary,
is to be found on the abdomen.
The question arises whether this ru
dimentary ear hears the same sounds
as we do. Possibly not. for the eye of
Insects and birds has a much more deli
cate and acute sense than that of other
animals. But this is a question for
men of science.
The payrolls of the enlisted men In
the navy during 1911 will aggregate
nearly $13,000.000. '
DH. THANK HOwXAOT of Denver, a mining
man, with larse holding in Mexico, is at the
Palace with Mrs. Howland,
•ALFRED HAITFOaD. who la Interested in dr«dz
ins la Sacramento, Is at the St. Francis witlj
Mrs. Haaford.
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8. A. GuTBEBSON KB., an oU operator on Ovil
lo*a. is amons the recent arrivals at tte ,
Palace.
DB. WALTZa LEHDLET. editor «f th« South
ern California Practitioner. U a fue»t at the
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.fc t 2J ii. :BA ? JE of Los An R e te* I» makta* th*
St. Francis his headquarters while in tola city.
CAPTAIN N. H. MacJCARTItf, U. s. X iW
among the recent arrivals at tee St. Francis.
DX.-and MKS. COHEN are .tayln* it the Mans.
Dr. Cohen ta with the United State* army.
KB. and MRS. OTTO FAUOat JR. of x ew
York baTe apartments at the Fairmont
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CAPTAIN WHiIAM H. TOBIN, V. 3. A U
-at the Stewart wlta . Mrs.', Tobia,

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