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IN WOMAN'S WORLD
Vlte car"; because Joe was a Pullman porter strayed among the waiters.
One morning Mr. Blank investigated the prophecy. "Why do you think
I'm going to have a private car?" he asked Joe. "How do you think I'm ever
going to get it?" he wanted lo know.
Joe looked wise. "Oh, brain work,'" he said, sweepingly—"brain work
and technicalities," and implied in his tone an easy rise for Mr. Blank
through the necessary details of his elevation.
He is always a serene philosopher, the Pullman porter. Vagaries of the
race en tour are nothing to him. A certain vaguely amiable response is
altogether external. The soul of the Pullman porter is untouched: remote
as the soul of Socrates from the wear and tear of human stupidity all about
him. The really gentle tolerance he gives men as they are, not to speak of.
women, is beautiful at times. When he is moved to comment it is always
If he seems to take the esthetic sense it should be remembered that that
scenery passed constantly in the pursuit of his vocation has not the thrill
for him that it has for those aboard expressly to be thrilled. There was once
a transcontinental porter who dusted window sills through the grand canyon
of the Rio Grande. ''Nothing but rock," he would say with cheerful indif
ference to the usual enthusiasm expected and accepted if not understood.
One of his kind on the coast line was especially tried last week. A
woman began her rapid fire questions at Santa Barbara and only stopped at
Third and Townsend. She asked for a glass of water and the latest news
of the Titanic and everything between, including the time, every 15 minutes.
At Valencia street the porter of unfailing patience spoke his mind. "Some
people," he told a man whose coat he brushed while the lady of questions
worried the conductor, "some people when they travel just think they
natchelly got to make born fools of theirselves." Which is doubtless the
most extreme remark a Pullman porter ever made, being provoked to it.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. At.hol Mcßean and their
-mall son will go to Auburn for the
summer. They have taken an at
tractive place in the foothills of the
Sierras and plan to spend three months
there, entertaining at a number of in
formal house parties.
ir •* *
Miss Ramona Hamburger will be
1 ngtess at a tea to be given on the aft
ernoon of May 1 in honor of Miss Es
telle Jacob and Miss Madeleine Cum
mings. Assisting her will be Miss Marie
Payne, Miss Marian de Guerre and Miss
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Werba &. L_esc_er present
la tbe Musical Hllaritr.
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v\ th the Original N. Y. Oast, including
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AN AMUSEMENT REVEL!
LANCASTER SEPTET. "Voices in Gypsy
Land' ; ERNEST CARR ft CO.. Presenting
"The Grafter': RITA LAXSEN FAKILY,
Phenomenal Gymnasts; BERRY and Wuk
KELMI. Character Singers and Iraperson
atora; COL. O. C. HACK ft CO., Farceur*:
CARY. DE GRAY and FRANKLIN O'FAB
EL L. Instrumentalists and Vocahata: NEW.
HOFF and PHELPB, "Juat Pals," and SUN
Mat. Dally at 2.30. Night*. 7:15 and 8:15.
Price* —100, 20c and 30c
Corar_p_cing Sunday—MONS. AFTRE, the
French Caruso. '
BI'SH AND LARKIN STREETS
OCEAN WATEE BATHS
sTdmmlaic and Tub Baths
Salt water direct from tha ocean. Open
eT*rv day and eTenlus, Including Sundays
and holiday*, from 6a. m. to 10 p. m. Spec
tau-ra' gallery Crae.
April 1 to October. incluelTt. batha open
Natatorium reserved Tuesday and FYlday
mornings from 9 o'clock to noon for women
••Filtered Ocean Water Plunge"
Hot air hair ory-era. Eltctric Curling Iron*
and 6__mp<x) Boom for Womea B_thera free.
BRANCH TUB BATHS. _1M GEARY SI.
rROM the point of view of a Pull
man porter life is made up of
berths, drawing rooms and pri
vate cars, and these are the three
social gradations he recognizes. The
private car class is the aristocracy, of
course, an aristocracy of money, intel
lect and power. So it was the highest
compliment Joe could pay his patron
at the old Palace when with grapefruit
and coffee in the morning he would
serve the pleasant assurance: "You all
goin' to have a private car, Mr. Blank.
.Some (lav vou-all coin' to have a pri- ;
* ♦ #
Mrs. f'harles Hind was hostess at a
bridge tea given at her home at Fort
Scott Saturday afternoon, when a num
ber of guests from the Presidio and
town were delightfully entertained. The
rooms were decorated with lilac and
fruit blossoms, and among those pres
ent were: Mrs. Euclid Prick. Mrs.
Knowlton. Mrs. Charles B. Clarke, Mrs.
William Powell, Mrs. F. A. Grant, Mrs.
EL E. Johnson, Mrs. George Connolly,
Mrs. Frederick yon Schraeder, Mrs. W.
C. Davis. Mrs. J. P. O'Neil, Airs. Jacob
"VVeick. Mrs. Welch. Mrs. Porter. Mrs.
Ganner, Mrs. W. C. Knight, Miss Danna
Crissy. Miss Mary Grant. Miss Gibbons,
Miss Fulton and Miss Troup.
* # *
A number of guests went to Burlln
game yesterday for the luncheon given
by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence
Breedon at the Country, club. The af
fair was in honor of Mrs. Breedon's
sister, Mrs. E. Walton Hedges, and
among the guests were Mr. and Mrs
Henry Foster Dutton, Mrs. W- S. Por
ter, Mrs. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. John
Drum. Mrs. Hedges, who is visiting
the Breedons. will leave shortly for the
east, but will return next winter to
her Santa Barbara home.
* # #
Mrs. Gilbert Curtiss was hostess at a
tea at the St. Francis Saturday after
noon in honor of Mrs. William Brey
fogle of New York, who leaves for her
eastern home on April 28. The guests
were 40 in number and were received
by the hostess, assisted by her dangh
ter. Mrs. Lawson Adams. Among those
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Scottish Rite Auditorium
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1912.
An Odd Hat of Black
Now the Proper Thing
A N odd liat of black tulle trimmed with rows of black pearls and covered
_rl with a huge drooping bunch of Bird's of Paradise feathers, is the latest
creation of Ok Paris milliner. The feathers are placed in such a manner as to
fall gracefully about the side of the wearer's face.
present were: Mr?. Frank Moffltt, Mrs.
Percy Hink. Mrs. W. J. Laymanee. Mrs.
California Newton, Mrs. Raymond Russ.
Miss Mabel Pierce. Miss Florence Block
and Mrs. John Russ.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sharon are enter
taining a house party at Menlo Park in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fermor
Hesketh of England. The Heskeths
will spend only six weeks in California,
dividing th#ir time between Menlo and
San Francisco, where they hava apart
ments at the Palace.
Miss Sally Maynard has returned
from Coronado, where she was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Flood and
Miss Jennie Flood for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank - tringham are
among the Californiums who will sum
mer abroad. They will visit friends in
New York before sailing for England
next month to be absent until August.
* * «
F.yro Pinckard and Richard Glrvln
have returned from a motor trip to Uel
Monte, on which Cyrus Pierce was their
Alexander Carnefrie Ross, British con
sul In Pan Francisco, is anticipating
ti!f arrival of Mr?. Ross and their two
chilrlren, who sailed last week from
England en route to California. They
will occupy a residence in Fall street.
100 WOMEN COMING TO
AID FRIEND'S CANDIDACY
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, April 21.—T0 advance
the campaign of Mrs. Phillip Carpenter
of Yonkers for the presidency of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs,
the biennial convention of which will
be held in Pan Francisco June 12. 100
of her supporters will be taken from
this city to the coa*t by special train.
Miss Mary Garrett Hay, president of
the New York state federation, who Is
In charge of the campaign, feels san
guine of Mrs. Carpenter's success.
Not only in her capacity as a lawyer,
but as a member of women's clubs, Mrs.
Carpenter has filled an Important place
In the women's world of the city. Mrs.
Percy Penny Packer of Austin, Tex.,
is the only other candidate for the of
fice of president. Mrs. Carpenter has
been president of her state federation.
On the special train will be Mrs. Wil
liam Tod Helmuth, Mrs. Carpenter. Miss
Mary Garrett Hay, Miss Florence
Guernsey, Mrs. William Grant Brown,
Mrs. May Riley Smith, Mrs. John Lewis
Chillis. Mrs. Elmer Blair of Albany,
Mrs. John W. Ford of Waterford and
Mlbs Helen Varlck Boswell.
SANTA ROSA BANKER IN
A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Call]
BAJJPTA ROOA, April 21.—Cashier
Frank A. Brush of the I'nlon Trust
Savings bank and the Santa Rosa Na
tional bank, while riding a motorcycle
to his ranch north of this city this
morning, struck a chuckhole in the road
and lost control of the machine. He
was thrown to the ground with much
violence and suffered a dislocated left
hip. He is resting easily at the Mary
Jesse hospital. He is an extensive real
estate owner in this county.
TUESDAY CLUB WILL
HOLD FLOWER SHOW
LINDSAY. April 21.—The Tuesday
club, composed of prominent women of
this city, is busy arranging for the
flower show to be held in this city on
the afternoon and evening of Friday,
April 26. Large delegations from the
surrounding towns will be present for
the big parade and grand auto parade
;In the evening. Mrs. Wallace S.
Cairns, president of the club, and nu
merous committees have charge of the
affair, which is for the purpose of rais
ing funds for a new clubhouse.
A\rs. La Toilette to
Mrs. Robert M. La Foilette, wife of
the republican candidate for the» presi
dency, will speak before the California
Civic league, 220 Post street, Wednes
day afternoon at 2:50 o'clock.
This is the only address Mrs. La Fol-
I lette will make here until after her
. return with her husband from southern
1 California. Her subject is entitled
; "Twenty-five Years of Progress," a non
political talk concerning the progress
made by women during the last quar
ter of a century.
The J,a Foilette party leaves here for
the south on Thursday and will be gone
for some weeks. A large gathering is
expected to hear the wife of the dis
tinguished Wisconsin senator.
On Thursday evening at S o'clock in
the same hall, 220 Post street, there
will be a discussion of the principles of
democracy by Judge James <_. McGuire
and Frank Gould.
On Friday noon at the Palace hotel a
Taft luncheon will be given, the second
of the series of candidates' luncheons
being held for the consideration of
women voters of the merits of the vari
ous candidates. On this occasion
Thomas B. Dozier, formerly chairman
of the county republican committee,
will preside, having been selected es
pecially for that purpose by Colonel
Charles Mifflin Hammond, chairman of
the Taft campaign committee. Another
speaker will be Mrs. Abbie E. Kreba,
president of the Taft Women's club.
"BUD" FISHER MARRIES
VIA ELOPEMENT ROUTE
Cartoonist and Actress Bride
Believed on Way Here
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, April 21.—"Bud" Fisher,
the cartoonist, is a benAoMok. He em
barked on the sea of matrimony via the
elopement route. The young woman
with whom Fisher ha 3 booked passage
for the life trip was Miss Pauline Welch,
a pretty blonde vaudeville actress. The
wedding took place Friday night, and
while neither of the elopers told any
body where they were going on their
honeymoon, it is believed that they are
on their way to San Francisco.
Mrs. Fisher lived with her mother.
Mrs. Welch knew nothing of the plans
of her daughter to marry, and the news
came as a shock to her.
Mrs. Welch seemed greatly concerned
about Fisher's first name. She said she
did not believe It was "Bud," but she
did not have any idea what it was. The
plans for the elopement were so care
fully laid and carried out that even the
most intimate friends of the pair did
not know tonight where the marriage
ceremony was performed.
BODY FOUND FLOATING
IN WATERS OF HARBOR
The body of an unidentified man ap
parently about 35 years old was found
floating In the bay at the f oo t of Fol
some street by Frank Flynn, a boat
man, about 1 o'clock last The
man was 5 feet 9 Inches tall and was
dressed in a blue. sweater, dark coat,
brown trousers and a soft shirt.
BERKELEY, April 21.—The Hills
side club of this city will close Its
season with a unique and Interesting
display of a large variety of ornamen
tal trees and shrubs, the display to be
for tha encouragement of beautiflca
tion of homes and gardens.
A prize of six fine trees will be
given to the person planting the most
trees in thai Hillside district during
the last year. A limited number of
flowers from gardens of Berkeley will
also be on exhibition. The clubhouse
will be open to the public Sunday,
April 28, from 10 to 5 o'clock and on
Monday afternoon, April 29, from 2
until 5 o'clock.
Mrs. Jay Dwiggins is in charge of
th« exhibition and Is being assisted
in arranging the details by the fol
Mrs. Augusta Porter, Miss Dora G.
Ruch, E. A. Blockinger, David Dickie,
Mrs. Arthur Bolton, Mrs. O. M. Robert
son, Dr. Albert Schneider, Randolph
Monro, W. R. "Wright, Miss Dora
James and Mrs. Albert Smith.
A short business meeting will be
held by the club on May 6. At this
meeting officers for the new year will
be elected. The club will then adjourn
for the summer months.
SPAIN AND FRANCE ABOUT
AGREED AS TO MOROCCO
Army of First Nation tp Be
[Special Cable to The Call]
MADRID, April 21.—The Spanish-
French negotiations regarding Morocco
are considered virtually terminated.
IThe government may be able to com
municate the result to the cortes at Its
reopening May 1.
The army of 175,000 will be reduced
to 155,000. The Riff and Kabyle tribes
are becoming more pacific. According
to a telegram received at the Portu
guese capital, the natives of Macau and
Timor, Africa, have revolted- In this
state the situation is serious. Punitive
expeditions being organized will cover
The government is exchanging notes
with the Dutch government, which is j
making representations in reference to
the revolt. A committee of naval offi
cers proceeding to England will en
deavor to buy a ready made fleet. The
government believes this scheme will
AVIATOR COOK FLIES
OVER HUMBOLDT BAY
Birdman Narrowly Escapes In
jury When Landing
[Spcci'a/ Dispatch to The Call]
EUREKA, April 21.—Humboldt bay
was crossed twice this afternoon by
Weldon B. Cooke, the San Francisco
aviator. Cooke circled over the city
at a height of 2,000 feet and dropped
a mail pouch containing a letter.
At the conclusion of one flight Cooke
had a narrow escape from injury. His
machine hit the ground with great
force and damaged It to a considerable
A rush of spectators over the spot
upon which Cook had planned to land
caused the spill.
STOCKTON BIDS FOR
B. OF L. E. CONVENTION
[Special Dupalch to The Call]
STOCKTON, April 21.—Stockton is
endeavoring to secure the national con
vention of the Brotherhood of T_ocomo
tlve Engineers in 1915. Engineer
Stapp and wife, Chief Engineer McPeek
and Engineer W. E. Wudrue have left
for Harrlsburg, Perm., to attend the
convention which opens there May 8.
Secretary J. M. Eddy of the Chamber
of Commerce has received word from
Fort Worth, Tex., that that city will
work to bring the next convention
FORMER BENICIANS ENGAGED — Benlcia.
April 21.—Announcement has been mails of
the engagement of Mlas Rose Durner and Dr.
Melyln A. Shade of Benicia, both former resi
dents of Benlcia. The wedding will take place
early in June.
W W Every \M VM*
mr) from i m
H ' 11:30 Nif
i to 2 I
?4 you will find p
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m at Tail's, ffl
tM enjoying- the m :
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Memory's a Sieve in Need
<< T Tis only now and then that a man lcr.rns something,
I but he forgets the whole day long. Our memory is
like a sieve that with time and use holds less and
less. * * *" —Schopenhauer.
How long is it since you have 'visited school"?
I have always believed that it is every mother's
bounden duty to visit, at least once a term, the school
where her children are spending almost half their
waking hours. Lately I have been convinced that it
would be a mighty good thing if others besides mothers
"visited school" once In a while.
For what purpose, you ask. Well, partly for the
pleasure of the memories and associations which such an
experiment would arouse. But more for the interesting
and instructive purpose of discovering how little we really know after all,
how much more than we, even the little pig tailed and freckled faced boys
Perhaps you think I am overstating that. If you do. It is all the more
reason you should accept my invitation some day. Believe me. no group
of college professors will make you more aware of your colossal Ignorance
than a class of grammar school youngsters reciting their freshly learned
Say the class is in geography and they are going over the capitals and
principal cities of the various countries. How often do you know the answer
before it is given? Unless you are over 50, and thus of the old school
which really learned things like geography, you will probably be amazed to
find how litle you know.
Not long ago 1 went to an evening party where the hostess surprised us
by substituting a geographical game for the conventional entertainment.
There were a half dozen questions to answer, such as the capitals of all the
country, questions which should have been comparatively simple to all of us.
but I assure you there was no trouble in selecting the prize winner. He was
a man considerably over 60, who had learned those things in the good old
fashioned way. The only difficulty was to decide among the candidates for
the consolation prize. •
Suppose the lesson is in history, and the dates of some of the big events
in our history are called for, will you be any better off than you were in
the geography class?
Or suppose the class in spelling holds the floor, do you think you would
stand at the head of the class if you entered into competition with the
"It is only now and then that a man learns something, but he forgets
the whole day long." How much we have forgotten, and how very little we
really know, after all. Truly it is a most humbling and instructive lesson
which the litle scholars will turn teacher to teach us!
Don't think this is all just talk, hut some day when you have a chance,
try "visiting school." I am sure you'll learn quite as much as the scholars,
and yo_V lesson will be about that most improtant of all subject's—yourself.
SAN FRANCISCO GIRL
HONORED BY SORBONNE
PARIS, April 21—Miss My Ham De
roxe, a San Francisco girl, the 22 year
old daughter of Mrs. George Derouxe,
living- at 913 Eddy street this city, has
been granted the highest honor that the
Sorbonne can give to French scholars.
She has been studying in Paris for
Miss Deroxe has become so classic
ally French during her few years' resi
dence in Paris that the critics of the
Sorbonne, which is admitedly the high
est intellectual Institution in the world.
have elected a native daughter of San
Francisco to the position of official in
terpreter of the great French writers.
Her many gifts have made her the pet
of Paris and have earned for her the
title of "La Petite Myriame," '
On settling in France and taking up
her professional career Myrlarn dropped
the "v" of her paternal name for fa
cility in stage publicity.
CATHOLIC LADIES' AID
TO HOLD WHIST TOURNEY
OAKLAND, April 21.—A whist tour
nament will be given by the Catholic
Ladles' Aid society, branch 35, in Wood
men hall, 507 Twelfth street, Friday
Quality the Great Essential
In Our Pianos
Every piano shown on the floors of our
stores is the highest possible standard of
quality at its price and the product of a
factory that has earned distinction for the
excellence of its instruments, the sincerity
and earnestness of its managers and pro
No piano that is not good enough to
bear an unqualified guarantee for quality
and true musical worth is good enough to
find a place in our establishments.
Possibly lower priced pianos are offered
than we sell, just as shoddy goods are sold
by low class tradesmen, but dollar for dol
lar the intending purchaser will find that
quality is the real essential in our pianos
and that his dollar will buy more in quality,
service and musical satisfaction here than
elsewhere in the West.
Here you will be shown pianos at prices
as low as you can safely afford to buy—as
low as good pianos can be sold, allowing a
nominal profit for the dealer and insuring
the permanent satisfaction of the buyer.
Our installment contract is more liberal
more pleasing and our terms more satisfac
tory than elsewhere, and your complete sat
isfaction is our first and highest considera
tion. By all means investigate most thor
oughly before buying.
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES—SHEET MUSIC
135.153 Kearny and 217-225 Sutter Street
OAKLAND—6IO TWELFTH AMD 1106 WASHINGTON.
SAN JOSE—II 7 SOUTH FIRST ST.
I KO-ZKY- H__L« I
evening. April 26. Many handsome
prizes will be played for and the re
ceipts will go toward the relief fund
Mrs. E. F. Garrison is chairman in
charge of the affair.
i_jo not neglect your
health — laxatives are
necessary sometimes as
an aid to Nature and a pre
ventive against disease.
Natural Laxative g[
by Physicians lor %■_■! M