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find their way to Europe for a honeymoon. And no one has heard anything
since. Xo wedding cards. Xo letters.
A lot of Californians spent the summer abroad, but no one encountered
Frank Stimson. So far as his friends in San Francisco know, he hasn't been
seen in Europe. Me may be married and established in Papeete, for all any
one can tell; or he may he merely wandering among the south sea islands,
single.
He was a perfect beau in his day. Very polished and with an art of
making compliments, as well as an adorable mustache and the slight sugges
ts 3 French imperial. He had studied, at the Beaux Arts. Where
ordinary Yale or Harvard men said. "Hello. Jennie, how are you?" Frank
Stimson would bow and politely inquire, "How do you do. Miss Blank?"
■rraceful compliment expressing how lovely she was that evening.
It waj lightfuily distinctive, that Parisian finish, and Frank Stimson has
been the bachelors of 1912.
It's odd. the way the beaux do follow the snows of the poet. Some of
them are lost in matrimony. One may pass them in the street, and men
find them rarely at their clubs. But the Greenways know them no longer.
Others raysjerion__y disappear--not into matrimony, but into some fourth
estati detachment. Dance through several seasons and
arc seen no mor< . Still others are here for a time, to depart. Transitory
gentlemen, who appear at Greenways for a winter or two and return whence
they came. The Page, twins, for Instance. Any Greenway may find them
gone. They belong to Mayfair. and in time will return.
A few are natives whose fortunes lead them to strange lands. They
and dine and send flowers, until one day they go to New York
*• to 1 ondon to live, and their Greenway days are ended. But none
of this tells what has become of Frank Stimson. y
_. * * m *: -•-*
ru. luncheon given yestei Wil
liam K. Wheeler at the Pacific Union
club, when the honored guest of the
n was Jonk • Dr. J." Loudon,
from the Netherlands, who is a
In this ritv. The distinguished
of honor has been feted at a
>-s of affairs during his stay, but
luncheon given yesjerday was one
of the most enjoyabl- reunions ar
ranged for him. There were several
informal speeches made by the guests,
and a graceful tribute to Qi~*-en Wil
helmina of Holland was Rtven hy Dr
Benjamin We Wheeler, president of
the University of California. The re
nse was made by the guest of
nor in an appreciative speech.
>n_ the other speakers of the oc
e diaries K. Field and
Chief Justice William 11. Beatty. The
air will be remembered by those
who met Dr. Loudon yesterday as one
of the notable entertainments of the
■nn.
* * *
Mrs. Charles Le Roy Hovey will en
tertain at an informal luncheon to be
given this afternoon for a score of
friends, and the affair will be followed
by an hour at bridge for an additional
imber of guests.
* -* *
Miss Dorothy Duncombe. whose mar
riage with William E. Whltaker will
take place in January, was the hoh
ored guest at an enjoyable shower
party given yesterday afternoon, when
Mrs. Ulri'-k Bouski was the hostess.
* * *
Before their departure for the east.
Mr. and irence Eddy were en
tertained at a series of informal af
fairs, and one of the most enjoy
able of these was the musicale given
by the Misses Withrow at their home
in Pine sir
„ * *
Mis? Frances Stewart will enter
tain at an informal tea. to be given
We i ember 18, when the
feted guest at the affair will be Miss
Fhvllis de Young, one of the most pop
r girls of the debutante group.
HUSEMENTS
Ni"lliL.l:.M
Leading r ■** -•
MATDTE-. TODAY
Last Tim<- Sunday S
*_ ... , : Hii i I Three Coatineat-.
"The Quaker GiiT
victor Morley and 100 People
< oiu. Monday _|*_*l 7jrY6»
Werba & Lue_eh_r Jfe* <_f%_*%_* ll _#*
Present the @%2&Lmr%J lf"
OPERA OF FUN *jg^l£/*• «•✓ \*
AND FASHION. 3£M/J/f\
Seatu Now Ready. &t£~*£vT&£sr
Matinee** Wednesday and Sjitnrday
_k I_PAI k D O,F * RRELL ' nX POWtLL I
All A/ Al. I'"™** Kearny 2
Honje Phone O-OS !
MAT. TODAY and TOMORROW
LAST TWO NIGHTS
ORRIN JOHNSON and
MARGUERITE LESLIE!
"THE MONEY MOON"!
PRICES—Ni_ht. 25c to $1; Mats., 25c to 50c.
Next W*>ek—"A GENTT.i;m7n OF LEISURE."
Clotting tin- Jok-awn-LeaHe Season
MAT. THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY.
MATINEE TODAY AND KVKHI DAY
The HiKhext Standard of Vaudeville :
IJTTLR BILLY. Van<>v i * Headltner; i
rm: mikado'B royal Japanese atii-
LETES; JEKE GRADY and FRANKIE CAP- j
I'ENT'i: in "Tiie Butterfly": MIGNONETTE
KOKIXT the Original E__lls_ Tarkey Hop Girl: i
GAI.ETTI'S MONKEYS! GOLDSMITH and
HOPPE; ED MORTON: TUB FLYING M.\::
TIXS* NEW DAYLIGHT MOTION PICTURES.
last Week—MARION I.ITTLEFIELD'S FLOR- |
ENTINE SINGERS. New Frocram.
3,_., t nee uda> ADA REEVE j
Ere. Prices, lOe. _3_. We. ''>••■: Bex Seats, JL |
Mat. Pr!-. y* aud holidays). 10c, i
SSc, .">oc. Phones—Dou-laa TO- Home C 13.0.
LURLINE;
BUSH AM) Ly-HJ-lg STREETS
OCEAN WATER BATHS
v-iviJiiminß and Tub Baths
5_H t lion- the ocean. I
.-:, v and i-v:-ni i-.. iDeljdlnn Sui-d.--,-*
and holidays, from 7 a. m. to lo p. m. Spec-
THE SANITARY BATHS
Natatorium reaerve- Tuesday and Friday
■s-r-tosa from 9 o'clock to noon for women
TEEED OCEAN WATER PLUNGE
COMFORTABLY HEATED. CONSTANTLY
CIRCULATING AND FILTERING
Hot Air Hair Dryers, Electric Curlin* Irons j
and Shampoo Room lor Women Bathera I ree.
3FANCH TUB BATHS. 8161 GEARY ST.
vrA*R niVTSADERO.
The
Smart
Set
What has become of Frank Stimson?
some one asked at tea the other day—
a sort of Where arc the" beaux of yester
year question. He was awfully popu
lar for several seasons, and then la*.
spring, for no reason, sailed away to
the south seas. Not quite the last
heard of him. Tn May, it was, came
news of his engagement. Very vague,
in a way. His fiancee was said to be
Miss Perry, great granddaughter of the
historic commodore. They were to be
married in some south sea port and
One of the largest debutante recep
tions of the season will take place
this afternoon, when Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon Blanding will introduce their
daughter, Miss* Henriette Blanding. The
affair will take place at the Fair
mint, snd several hundred guests will
call between the hours of 4 and 7
o'clock to greet the charming bud.
Miss Blanding has been in evidence
at all the debutante parties of the
winter and is one of the most at
tractive in the group of girls who are
enjoying their initial season in so
ciety. She will be feted extensively at
affairs in town and in Burlingame,
where she is a great favorite with the
younger girls. In the receiving party
this afternoon the debutantes will be
well represented, and a group of ma
trons will assist Mrs. Blanding in re
ceiving her guests. Those in the re
ceiving group with Mrs. Blanding and
Miss Blanding will be:
Mrs. E. B. Coleman I Mrs. Richard Bavne
Mi-. Frederick W.! Miss "Laura MrKinstrj*
Shamu ' Miss Olive Wheeler
Mrs. William S. Tevis Miss Virginia Xewhall
Mrs. George 11. Men- Miss Leslie Page
dell Jr. I Miss Dorothy P_m
Mrs. J.tbn W. Maillinrd Miss Kate Peterson
Mrs. C. W. McAfee Miss Louise Wallach
Mrs. Louis D. Parrottl Miss Louise Boyd
Mrs. W. IL Taylor | Miss Dora Winn
Mrs. Horatio G. Hell- Miss Cora Smith
mann Minn Augusta Foute
Mrs. William Denmanj Misses OtUs
Mrs. Alexander D. Miss lonise Janin
"■"■■ yes M_a Dorothy B-iker
-las H. Palmer' Miss Beatrice Nickel
Mrs. K. D. Bro-n'-ll Miss Elizabeth Brlce
Friedlander |Miss Lee Glrvin
Mra. Edward L. Eyre I Miss Christine Donohoe
A. Donohoe jMiss Ethel McAllister
lit George 11. Pinck-'Miss Harriet Poanruy
, arfl Miss Corona Williams
Mrs. William E. Das- Miss Sophie Be-rlard
sonvilJe Miss Margaret Nichols
Mrs. Charles S. Wheel- Misses Harrison-Smith
w ° r Miss Vera de Sabla
Mrs. Arthur Page Miss Madge Wilson
■urn. Norma- McLaren
* * *
From Munich comes news of the re
markable success of Miss Memie Lay
man, who has just been graduated
with honors from the Munich school
of medicine. Miss* Layman is the tal
ented daughter of Mrs. Lillie Lay
man, who will be remembered as Miss
Lillie Tompkins of this city, daughter
of the late Judge Tompkins, who was
one of the brilliant lawyers of early
days here. Mrs. Layman and Miss Lay
man visited San Francisco for several
months a season or two ago and were
extensively entertained. Frederick O.
Layman, who was a well known Cali
fornian, died several years ago while
abroad and left an immense fortune
to his family, who have since resided In
Munich.
* * *
Mrs. California Newton and her
daughter, Miss Susette Newton, have
taken apartments at the Charlemagne
for the winter.
* * *
Miss Jennie Blair wMI give one of
the largest theater parties of the sea
son Monday evening, when she will
entertain more than a score of guests
at the affair.
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—-•ai—9■_____■ Chas, H. Muehlmann. Manager
; MATS. TODAY AND SUNDAY
ONLY TWO NIGHTS MORE
KOLB AND DILL
With MAUDE LILLIAN BEHRI Present
"IN DUTCH"
Prices—2.-X- to SLOP.
Starting Next Monday Night
KOLB & DILL Present
"THE MOTOR GIRL"
j FIRST TIME HERE. SEATS NOW
POWELL fr
fIM _f
VIOLINIST ImQ
Scottish Rite Hail Ii
VAN NESS AND SUTTER -fl__P
TODAY at 2:30
AND
Tomorrow Afternoon at 2:30
TICKETS—S2. H.BO. $1. at Sherman, t'lar
& Co.'s and Kohler „ C--ae'a, or at hall this
afternoon.
I STKIXWAV PIANO
i v_r_3_-*-J-fc_N_- LEADING THEATER.
<£_ TllFr Elli * and Market.
Ui, W t_n_T 11—a Phone—Sutter 2460.
MAT. TODAY
Tonight—Second Bi? Week Starts Tomorrow.
Nig-I iUiu *S_!-ini_y Matlnt-o Pricn-s—so<- to 11.50
ENTIRE LOWEK FLOOK AT WED. MATS. 91
Mart hi beck and Mort 11. Singer Present
'._. Brilliant Berlin Musical Comedy *■*
MODERN
Elf C A Hit From the
Garden of Eden
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1912.
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La Amistad Cotillon Held
Hundred Guests Enjoy Second Dance of Season
Four charming young women who were of the gay throng that danced at the cotillon last evening.
Women's Club Work
Calendar for Today
Civic Center luncheon — St.
Francis hotel, 12 o'clock-
Daughters of California Pio
neers, annual breakfast — Pioneer
hall, 12 o'clock. .
The Vittona Colonna club —
Hotel Richelieu, 2:15 p. m.
RED. CROSS SEALS
CAMPAIGN IS ON
Workers Will Meet Monday at
St. Francis Hotel
Beginning with Monday, December
16, the Red Cross seals committee will
open headquarters in room 516 of the
St. Francis hotel. At 2 o'clock in the
afternoon there will be a general meet
ing of the committee and workers at
the headquarters. All those who feel
interested in the work or who will be
able to give some time to advancing
the sale are requested to attend.
Thursday, December 19, is the day
chosen for a whirlwind campaign, when
every portion of the city, so far as pos
sible, will be covered by the workers.
Sales will be conducted in all the prin
cipal stores and buildings as well as
the hotels. All the nickelodeons of
the city have agreed to place a Red
Cross Christmas seal on every ticket
bought December 19.
A beautiful gold watch bracelet
which has been donated by Shreve &
Co. will be auctioned at 1 o'clock
Thursday afternoon in the St. Francis
hotel. Malini will conduct the auction.
The bracelet is now on exhibition at
the St. Francis.
WOMAN DIES IN FAST
TO RESTORE DEAD BABY
Waste* Strength la Idle Hope That
Starvation Would Kesiirrect
Lout Child
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 13.—Wast
ing her strength for more than a
month in the idle hope that her fast
would bring back to life the babe that
perished two months after birth, Mrs.
Henrietta Irving, wife of a rancher
living 10 miles from here, died Decem
ber 8, and today the husband reported
the matter to the coroner.
The mother, father and aunt of the
child fasted in the hope that the babe,
who died October 1, would be returned
to life. Physical deprivation claimed
its own and the mother died.
There was no physician in attend
ance at birth two months ago, and
when the child passed to the great be
yond the body was covered with blan
kets and held for the resurrection that
was supposed to foliow the fasting
process. Miss Harrison, the mother's
sister, weakened in her faith after the
deather of her sister, advising Irving
to notify the police, and last night*she
bodies were removed to an undertaking
establishment. An inquest will be held
Saturday.
FOUR OF FAMILY DIE
IN A TRAGIC MANNER
Sadden Pausing of Sacramento Woman
Keca'.ls Three Other In expected
Drmlses of Relative*!
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 13.—The death
of Mrs. Johanna de Txmge at the Three
Mile house last night, following so
closely on the death of her grandniece.
Miss Hazel Gundlach, daughter of Max
Gundlach, formerly chief of the Ala
meda fire department, in an automobile
accident near Bakersfieid Wednesday,
recalls the element of tragedy which
has entered into the deaths of mem
bers of this family In the last year.
Two of the girl's uncles died without
warning. One of these. H. H. Devine,
dropped dead in a bathroom in this
city while his wife was visiting in
Alameda, and the other, Albert Strut)
of Alameda, was found, dead in bed
less than a year ago.
LAND SHOW Df-AWS WELL
Fruit Dlaplay In- Main Tent In One of
tbe Principal Features
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 13.—The second
night of the first annual Sacramento
valley winter products and land show
brought out a good crowd, and the
three mammoth tents oh the sand lot
adjoining the Southern Pacific depot
were well filled.
The main attraction is the Sacra
mento* Valley Development association's
exhibit in the main tent. As one unit,
12 counties, representing this associa
tion have displays. In the center is
the mammoth orange bear from Oro
ville and the Feather river bridge, done
in oranges, from Butte county. San
Joaquin county has a large exhibit.
The second tent is occupied with
displays from other counties and by
exhibits by the Home Products league.
A third tent huu-.s the auto exhibit.
Decorations of Green
and Red Suggestive
Of Yuletide
La Amistad cotillon enjoyed the sec
ond dance of the. season at Sorosis club
hall last evening with over 100 guests
present. The decorations were sug
gestive of the yuletide with wreaths
of green and scarlet berries arranged
on the walls and decorating the stage
of the ballroom where the orchestra
was seated.
Walter R. Jones was floor manager,
being assisted by the following com
mittee of members: George G. Eraser,
P. J. Gallagher, Joseph P. Lucey, Will
iam Matlock, Garrett M. Sears, Samuel
G. Tate, George F. Welch, Warren S.
Quinn and Alan W, Maginis.
Among those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cur-] Miss Henrietta O'Neill
tin I William R. O'Neill
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas; William O'Dae
F. Delurv | Miss Alice Preston
Mr and Mrs. Walter It.! C. E. Pinkham
.Toms James Polk
Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph V. Warren S. Quinn
Lucey Miss Ruth S. Ryan
Miss Marguerite Bergez I Miss KHz-alx-th Richard
Miss Elsa Behlow Miss Bertha Radovich
Miss Einnia Brand Miss t**a Bo__er
William Rroderson Mi*-*- Fllorenee Reddin
Pr J. Bartholomew Miss Alice Sears
Miss Gladys Cronan Mrs. Vt. Sato-i
Miss Margaret Cleary Garrett M. gear.
Miss Frances Clark Robert Steele
John 8. Cun-an Miss Grace Sullivan
I>oiil<- V. Crowley Miss Marie Smith
Dr. J. H. (onrov Miss Kditli Simpson
Miss Virginia Pavies I>r. M. J. Bet-
Miss Eileen Duggan Earl Southard
Miss Pearl Poherty Samuel Tate
Ilenrv F. Protse Edward Tietjen
Bert Poherty Miss Kilna N. Wilson
Miss Kllie Kwlug Miss Josephine Welch
Miss Myrtle Swing All-erf M. Walsh
Miss Marie Frey George F. Welc-
Beraard Foea B_*ar 3 White
William Foley Stanley Wafer
Peter J. Gallagher : Miss May Law-ton
Miss Helen Hines j Miss Frances. E. Moore
Miss Helen Hatch Miss Elizabeth McCarthy
Arthur J. Hearst .Miss Beatrice McGrath
Robert Hnigbt ! Miss Minnie .tlfKenna
Thomas Havens Miss Agues McLaughlin
L. J. Jonea Alan W. Maginis
Miss !. M. Johnson William Matlock
Miss Fanny- Law George W McCallan
Miss Louise Kaiser Everett Moore
Milo Kent Geor_e Mahoney
George P. Kan* J. I*. Martiu
Miss Helen Elklns j Ray R. Mitchell
Luti******* Klklns
WOMEN WILL HOLD
BIG DOLL BAZAAR
Funds Realized From Fair to Be
Devoted to Church
Special Dispatch to The Call
BURLINGAME, Dec. 13.—The women
of St. Catherine's* parish will hold a
doll bazaar in Masonic hall Saturday
afternoon and evening to raise funds
to complete the payments on street im
provements in front of the church in
Park road.
The exhibit will include nearly ten
dozen dolls, large and small, blond and
brunette, aristocratic and bourgeoise,
p.nd beds, bureaus and all the other
miniature articles which so to make up
a complete doll house. Most of the ar
ticles are intended as Christmas gifts
for children.
Among those interested in the affair
are Mrs. Oscar Cooper. Mrs. Ward Bar
ron, Mrs. W. G. Hitchcock, Mrs. Eugene
Murphy, Miss Mollie O'Connor, Mra. F.
Snyder. Mrs. Walter McGavran, Mrs.
Andrew Armstrong."Mrs. Edward Kins
ley, Mrs. Hugh McPhee, Mrs. Daniel
Riordan and Mrs. Fritz Genske.
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NOVEL TEA ROOM FOR SHOPPERS
A novel tea room for the convenience
of the downtown shoppers, has been
opened by the Young Women's Chris
tian association at the Young Women's
Christian association cafeteria, 72 Geary
street, upstairs. The cafeteria has
been fitted up in oriental style with
small round tables, which are set with
Japanese tea service. The mejiu in
cludes tea, hot muffins or toast, and
marmalade and jam. The public is
urged to visit the cafeteria _.. the tea
hour and to prove its convenience and
attraction. |
G. KAJ-/.
RUTH CAMERON
The other day I was comparing ex
pense accounts with a friend and everx
now and then I came across an item
which read "G. K. W." It always oc
curred at the foot of a column of
weekly or monthly expenses and va
ried in size from D cents to $2.47.
Finally I asked the meaning of this
symbol.
"Oh, that's the money I can't ac-
T count for," said she. "The money that
I've spent for little things here and
there. When there is a few cents in a
day, <»r a few dollars in a month, that
I cunt account for, I don't worry about
it. I know it's gone and that's all
there is to it, so I just say I spent it
lor goodness knows what, and charge
it up to G. K. W.
An ingenious and ingemious method,
isn't il? And although 1 condemn my
self in the eyes of all accurate ac
count keepers, I must admit that it
appealed to me as a much more sensible
way of getting back at those secretive
little expenditures which take pleas
ure in eluding us, than giving them all
"the time they want.
However, I didn't bring this matter
up to recommended the G. K. W. method.
What it brought to my mind most
forcibly was this—how much money
trickles out of all our pockets through
that little hole so aptly called G. K. W.
It isn't the big, inevitable, regular
expenses which one can definitely
reckon that make it so hard to save.
It's the incessant little here and there
expenses that nibble up the dollars by
nickels and dimes and quarters until
all our surplus is gone.
The other day I allowed myself to
take a rather expensive day's trip. I
reckoned t»he fare, the cost of meals
and a carriage, and placed the ex
pense of the day at $6, which I felt I
could afford if I went without several
things 1 had intended to huy. But I
couldn't afford a cent more. When I
reached home that night I had $1.76 left
from a $10 bill. What had become of
the $2.-4? Oh, it had been spent for
a magazine, tips, sweet chocolate, news
papers, a souvenir, etc.—in short, for
G. K. W.
Has that ever happened to you? If
you are an average person I venture
to say that it has, for G. K. W. is the
robber of us all.
It isn't just the price of coal, or meat
or rent, or even the very high price
of babies, that keeps most young peo
ple from saving. It's simply because
they don't reckon on G. K. W.
I had no right to take that trip at
that cost. I should either have gone
without the extras or stayed at home.
And that is just the matter with the
budget of a great many individuals.
They should either recognize the de
mands of G. K. W. and keep down other
expenses accordingly, or else refuse to
yield to those demands.
Otherwise G. K. W. will certainly
eat up the surplus that should go for
saving—and quite frequently more.
HILLSIDE CLUB WILL
/ PRESENT INDIAN PLAY
"K-rsslnd" Will Be Feature o_ Christ-
mas Ceremonial
BERKELEY, Dec. 13.—The Hillside
club will hold a Christmas ceremonial
at its headquarters Saturday evening,
December 21, at which the Indian play.
"Kwasind," will be presented. The
piece is a legend of the cross. The
scene is laid in California and shows
the first visit of the Spanish fathers to
this state.
The cast follows: Bena, the daughter
of Che chief, Mrs. George Mott Jr.;
Osseo, Garnett Young; the chief, Waw
beck, David W. Dickie; Kwasind, Prof.
A. S. Eakle; and Spanish priest, Bev
erly L. Hodghead.
The music Is first in the form of a
barytone solo by the priest, then in the
form of a double quartet by four other
priests, and finally in the form of a
double quartet by the chorus of priests
and Indians.
Beverly HodgJ»ead will sing the
barytone solo. The single quartet will
include Mark White. Roy Dempster,
C. S. Preble and L. E. Roberts. The
double quartet consists of the follow
ing: H. H. Camper, W. B. Clark. R.
Underbill. David Dickie. Frank M. May
and Fred Jones.
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FLORAL SOCIETY HOI.OS MEETIXG
The regular monthly meeting of the
California State Floral society was held
yesterday afternoon at 240 Golden Gate
avenue. , A paper was read by Mrs.
George Wale, president of the Teach
ers* and Mothers* club of the Laguna
Honda school, on "The Garden Cities
of England."
_ «
pitE-NON WOMAN DIES ll* ALAMEDA
/ ALAMEDA, Dec. 13. — Mrs. Julia
Connway of The Dalles, Ore., who was
visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. R. Neiss,
of 3216 Briggs avenue, died this morn
inff. She was CS years of age. The
body is to be sent to The Dalles for
burial.
DEVELOPMENT COMPA-TJT SITED— _larti_e.,
Dec. IS.—Suit for fIO.OOO damages wax -Sled
today by W. J- Syuunona apainst the Walnut
Creek De-elopment company, a real estate
firm of that town. Kytnmon. alleges that he
whs injured wife- a piece of metal tubing
which he w;is- moving came in contact with a
live wire, he receiving the full force of lI.UOO
volts. I
NEW ENGLAND
WOMEN ENJOY
CLEVER JINKS
Homely Drama Is Presented and
Quaint Old Costumes Are
Worn by Participants
Reminiscent bits of the village life
of New England made up a "so differ
ent program yesterday afternoon for
the Christmas jinks of the colony of
New England women. Under the di
rection of Mrs. Richard Sarle, an im
promptu play was given, made up as
it went along after the manner of
childhood dramas. It represented an
informal gathering of half a dozen
widows, with their Hewing, much of
which was designed, directly or in
directly, for one mythical "Deacon
Brooks."
Mrs.. Bradley was the hostess and
the guests were ushered in by her
lively young daughter, who was finally
released from duty. Without previous
rehearsal the conversation went on
gaily—bits of gossip, homely remedies
offered, ailments discussed, with much
of Deacon Brooks interspersed. It was
breezy and witty and kept the audience
in shrieks of laughter.
It wai introduced largely as an illus
tration of the theory of the president.
Mrs. G. H. Fairchlld. that weeks of
preparation are not necessary for the
presentation of a program which will
pleaGe the audience. Quaint, old eo_
tumes with fichus, leg o' mutton sleeves,
poke bonnet-, flowing curls or simply
banded hair, full skirts and the like.
added to the eff.ct. Those taking part
were Mrs. Alice Bradley, Mrs. Eli B.
Burr, Mrs. I. A. Merrill, Mrs. John Gor
ham, Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Ann* Staniels,
Mrs. Richard Sarle and Miss Emily
Kimball. Mrs. Arvilla Whigham sang
a group of songs and there were piano
solos by Mrs. Marlon Alvarado.
At the close of the program, the
members formed in a. double line and
to the music of a lively march, passed
before a screen, gaily decorated, over
which an invisible Santa Claus handed
to each a gift. These gift" were toys
and after the joy of opening and dis
playing them, they were sent to the
committee engaged in providing a
Christmas tree for the poor children
of the city.
Coffee and Christmas cakes were
then served and the jinks ended with
the merriest holiday spirit imaginable.
FREE MARRIAGE
IF YOU SETTLE
Washington Legislature Planning
Inducement for Settlers
SEATTLE. Dec. 13.—A free state
matrimonial agency through which
men and women may be brought to
gether with a view to marriage and
settling upon the vacant agricultural
lands in Washington is the plan of
Claude F. Gage, marriage license
clerk of King county, who is working
to have a bill providing for such a
bureau introduced in* the next legis
lature. During the last 12 months
Gage haa received letters from more
than 2,000 persons, mostly women, liv
ing in all parts of the country, asking
him to assist them in tlnding suitable
life partners. Nearly 1.590 applications
came from women living in the large
industrial centers on the Atlantic sea
board.
"This looks like a good opportunity
for the state to bring desirable set
tlers here," said Gage yesterday. "The
state should provide funds- for this
work and I believe it would be well
repaid in the general upbuilding of
the community. With the state in
charge, the work would be dignified
by conscientious official service and
taken away from mercenary marriage
brokers who realize large sums of
money by playing upon the suscepti
bilities of men and women."
Gage has conferred with several
members of the next legislature and
has assurance that a bill covering the
provisions of his plan will be intro
duced early in the session.
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festival in the open air on Christmas eve; and who
makes records of her beautiful voice exclusively
for the Columbia Phonograph company. Ask any
dealer for a list of her records, but ask particular
*ly for her latest recording of the famous **Ven
zano Waltz."
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334 Sutter Street, San Francisco
PLAYERS' CLUB
IS TO PRESENT
SHAW DRAMA
"Candida** to Be Vehicle for
Play Under Auspices of
Cap and Bells
Amateur theatrical folk of San
Francisco and the public generally are
much interested in the coming produc
tion of George Bernard Shaw's "Can
dida," which Is to be given by the
clever stars of the Players' club at the
Sorosis clubhouse next Thursday aft
ernoon, December 19. The play is to
be staged under the auspices of the
Cap and Bells.
"Candida' is one of the most popu
lar of all the Shaw dramas and was
originally seen in San Francisco be
fore the fire, when Arnold Daly ap
peared in it at the Columbia theater.
It was the first of Shaw's plays to
receive much attention in America, and
was the means of bringing Daly to
the public notice as a star.
Lucile Alsanson Smith, one of the
most talented amateurs in California,
will play th.- part of Candida, which
originally wa? taken tn this country
by Dorothy Donnelly. The part of
Marchbanks. the Infatuated young
student, which was created by Arnold
Daly with so much success, will be
taken by William Kalney.
Active rehearsals are h»eing held
under the direction of Reginald
Travers and one of the most successful
performances in the history of the
Players' club is promised. The cast In
full is as follows:
PNMMMm Gtrnett Bow-ma M- Danhatwr
Rev. James Maver Morell Dion Holm
Rev. Alexander Mill Clarence E. Heaid
Mr. Burgess I»nls H. Danbauer
Candida I.ucilc Alsanson Smith
Eof-M Marchb.nks William Ralnajr
WOMEN MUST DO
DUTY AS JURORS
Kansas Justice Says They Have
More Time Than Men
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Dec. 13.—An
evident reluctance among Independ-„
enc-c society women to respond to call
for jury service brought an announce
ment today by Justice (Mark that he
"intended to have a woman jury in
every eate in his court where the tes
timony is not likely to be of an em
barrassing nature." He said women
had more time for jury duty than men.
Deputy Sheriff Edward Wadman re
ported that he found it practically im
possible to serve subpenas upon half
of 12 prominent women summoned as
jurors in the case of "Jim" Blue to be
tried tomorrow on the charge of
"shooting up" an interurban streetcar.
In many cases, he said, he was* met at
the door by a butler or maid with the
information that the mistress was "out
of town," while at the same time he
could see. the "absentee" at an upstairs
window laughing at him.
On his way to his office this morn
ing Justice Clark saw one of the
women on the street. An hour later
he received a telephone message that
she was "out of town and could not
sfrve." He replied: "She had better
be in town tomorrow."
That the many persons interested
may be accommodate 1 at the Blue trial.
Justice Clark will move his court tem
porarily to the Commercial association
rooms.
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SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 13.—A well
defined line between what he called
"orthodox" and "side wheel" dances
was drawn last night by Very Rev.
William C. Hicks, dean of All Saints
Episcopal cathedral, when he ordered
stopped the dancing of the "bunny
hug," the "Cubanola glide," the "griz.
zly bear" and other "rag" dances at a
charitable bazaar given at a local
hotel. Finding that his prohibition
was disregarded when his eyes were
not upon the dancers, Dean Hicks and
Canon Gross patrolled the ballrooms
of the hotel until the last dance was
over.
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