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AS WOMAN to WOMAN
RUTH CAMERON
A LITTLE friend of mine had three
jCM dolls at Christmas. Two were of
the old fashioned type. They had
flaxen hair, absolutely tegular features
and staring blue eyes. They wore fussy,
unreal clothes. They were the kind of
creation that has given the adjective "doll
face" to a regular, pudgy, meaningless
face.
The other doll was the new type, a
dear funny Hi tie creature with a face as
near /iJpe that of a human child as the artist could make it. ohe was dressed
in a little gingham dress such as a child would naturally wear, and she Wasn't
a bit pretty, but she was just as cute and human as you can imagine. And,
although my little friend admired her two doll faced dolls, it Was easy to see
that she loved the homely human dolly the best.
Undoubtedly you must have seen this new type of doll which is so tre
mendously popular this year. And didn't it make you wish you were the doll
age again, so that you might have one? That's the way it affected me.
And now perhaps you'd like to fcnon? why I'm writing at such length
a doll. I'll tell you. Because it seems to me that the popularity of this
new type of doll is a manifestation of one of the most interesting tendencies of
the present age — the tendency toward humanness.
Who is the most popular actress on the American stage today? Ask that
question of five people and at least three of them would speak a single name —
Maude Adams. Why is she so universally popular? Is she so beautiful, such
a wonderful emotional actress? No, she isn't beautiful at all, at least not in
the old acceptation of that word. Nor is she a wonderful emotional actress,
at least not in the way the older favorites were. Maude Adams' popularity is
founded on her humanness. Her plays and her ways are simple, natural, human.
She does what you or I would do under similar circumstances. And box office
receipts show that most of us Really enjoy seeing an actress acting like a human
being instead of like an actress. %
In the world of books the simple human tale is more common and more
popular today than the wild tale of romance and adventure that was the favor
ite a generation ago. Could anything be more simple and unexciting than one
of Mary Stewart Cutting's stories of middle class people in everyday situations?
And yd they are very popular. Why? Because they are human and that*
what people want nowadays.
Looh about you and you will see other ways in whith this tendency is
manifested. We have less and less use for the artificial, the strained and un
natural, and more and more appreciation of the simple, the real, the human.
Is it to be a lasting condition or just a swing of the pendulum? 1 wonder.
Mis* Ruth Slack haa pet the date or
her marriage to Judge Edgar Zook for
April 23. Although several hundred
guests will witness the wedding, the
appointments, as now planned, are
pimple In the extreme. The ceremony
will be held in the home of the bride's
parents, Judge and Mrs. Charles W.
Flack in Sacramento street. The only
attendant will be the sister of the
bride fleet. Miss Edith Slack. On
their return from their honeymoon,
which will be a tour of the south, the
young couple will make their home,
for the summer at least, in San Rafael.
* • *
For the benefit of the Seaman's Insti
tute a concert was given last evening,
a number of the younger members of
the smart set contributing their talent
to Its success. Miss Helen Elizabeth
Cowles rendered a number of vocat
eolos to the piano accompaniment of
Mlsa Elizabeth Bull. Jack Carrigan
gave several cello selections. Miss
Dorothy Allen and Mr. Grey sang a
duet, accompanied by Miss Bull, and
Herbert Punnett gave come humorous
readings. Some of those who attended
the benefit "were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Carrigan. Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus Bull.
Mrs. S. H. Alien, Dr. and Mrs. Bradford
Leavitt. Miss Helen Miss Eliza
beth Bull. Miss Margaret Carrigan,
Mrs. Charles Shurtleff.
Mrs. Bradford Thompson was a
luncheon hostess at the St. Francis
yesterday, when she entertained a num
ber of relatives informally. Among ,
those who enjoyed her hospitality were
Mrs. John L. Meares of Seattle (the
former Miss Mary Thompson) and Mrs.
Mary Thompson Deady of Palo Alto.
Mrs. Meares and Mrs. Deady are
spending a few days in this city as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Hell
man in theJr residence in California
street. A dinner in honor of the two
guests will be given by the Hellmans
this evening.
Mrs. Meares has been visiting in
California for the last month, the
greater part of her time having been
spent with her mother in Palo Alto.
She will return to Seattle next month.
Mrs. Frank Turner will be the
hostess at a. small bridge party in her
home in Green street Tuesday after
noon. February 18. Cards will be fol
lowed by an informal tea.
• «f •
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cudahy and
Miss Amy Brewer left California, yes
terday for their home in Chicago. Mr.
end Mrs. Cudahy and Miss Brewer have
been wintering in this state and occu
NEWS FROM THE HOTELS
Frank Miller, proprietor and manager of the
itiaelon Inn at Blrereide. who is at the St.
"Trancis. says travel this year in California has
been very heavy. He said:
"Despite the open winter In the east, travel
in California, and especially in the southern
part of the state, has been Tery heavy this
year. We were much surprised at the great
number of tourlste this winter, considering the
open weather in the east. I ha.l a letter re
cently from a friend In Florida, the owner of a
large winter resort. He told me that California
is a very strong competitor ■with Florida and
that he believed that travel to this state would
greatly increase year by year. My Florida
friend said that travel to bis state was much
lighter this year than any year before. Hβ at
tributed this condition f> the open winter of the
north. I think California now is the best adver
tised state in the anion. We have everything
here to attract visitors, and I believe we have
a great future in store for us."
# * #
G. H. Cherry and Mrs. Cherry of Los Angeles,
C. J. Lejman, a steamship men of Loe Angeles;
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Thomas of Merecd »nd Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Stewart of Medford, Ore., are
gnests at the Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Roberts of Hywood. N. J..
and E. G. and G. E. Stevenson of Detroit took
apartments yesterday at the Fairmont.
C. V. Duval, lessee of the famous Choller-
Potosi mine of Virginia City, who is a guest at
the Palace, says that all of the mines have re
covered from the effects of the lack of pumping
facilities last January. He bald:
"For about 10 days last month the mines suf
fered in a small measure on account of the In
ability of the Truckee Power cotnpeny to fur
nish sufficient power for tho pumping out of the
mines. For a time we miners were a little
.ilarmed. but conditions now are better than
ever before. Measures are being taken now to
better guard the properties against the loss of
power. We do not propose to be drowned out
in the future, and to prevent such an occur
rence has been th» purpose of a movement that
in now well tinder way. All of the Virginia
City mines seem to be doing well."
>* * *
r red W. Swanton, fAr many year* identified
with the amusement park *i Santa Cruz, who is
«t th* St. Francis, says the directors of the
I'tnama-Pacific international exposition should
SOCIAL NEWS
pied an attractive residence In El Cer
rito during the season. Among those
who bade them bon voyage yesterday
were Mrs. Tom Driscoll, Mrs. Christian
de Guigne. Miss Frances Howard, Mrs.
Charles Mills, vlcomtesse Phillippe de
Tristan and Miss Vera de Sabla.
* * *
Mrs. Risdon Mea.de was a
luncheon hostess yesterday in compli
ment to Mrs. Edward Sturgis. The af
fair was held in the St. Francis hotel.
* # *
Mrs. George W. Caswell entertained
the members of the Tea club in.her
residence in Sacramento street Tues
day. During the afternoon Mrs. Ed
ward de Witt Taylor read a paper on
Charles Dickens. Among those who
attended the affair were:
Mrs. S. H. Allen Mrs. Charles fQinrtleff
Mrs. Alfred Clarke Mrs. Sewall Dolllver
Mrs. Dentley Nicholson Mrs. W. C. Morrow
Mrs. Henry Munroe Mrs. R. StadtmuUer
Mrs. Frank Fredericks Mrs. Newton Tharpe
Mrs. J. B. B&wles Mrs. Charles Deer Ing
♦ # *
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Keyes of
Salt Lake city have arrived in San
Francisco and will be domiciled at the
St. Francis for two or three months.
During their sojourn in this city they
will be extensively entertained by the
members of the smart set.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. McCarthy,
who have made their home in an at
tractive residence in Taylor street since
their marriage two years ago, have
rented a house in San Rafael, which
they will occupy March 1. Mrs. Mc-
Carthy was formerly Miss Bessie Dar
gle of Oakland.
• # *
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lyon have
gone to the Hooper farm In Mountain
View, where they will visit for a week
as the guests of Mrs. William B.
Hooper,
Captain and Mrs. J. E. Morris have
returned from their honeymoon and are
domiciled in their new quarters in the
Presidio, where the former is stationed
with the Sixth infantry. Mrs. Morrie
was formerly Mrs. Camilla Brooks of
New York.
Mrs. William Earl Whitaker held an
Informal reception In her new home In
Van Ness avenue yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker have been back
from their honeymoon about a month,
but yesterday's affair was the flret at
which the bride has entertained since
her marriage, January 2. Mrs. "Whitaker
was formerly Mies Dorothy Duncombe.
Mrs. William Duncombe assisted her
daughter In receiving.
make arrangements to provide a playground for
the children. He said:
"I think the 1913 exposition director* should
provMe « playground for the children. The rea
son for this Is the older people who will com*
to the exposition grounds (I mean mothers, of
course) will better be able to enjoy the many
exhibits if there is a place where they can leave
their little ones in careful hands. I think the
exposition should hare a place set apart—some
place, only on a more extensive scale than is
to be found in Golden Gate park. Tnere should
be all sorts of amusements for the children, a
little restaurant, plenty of donkeys, goo*rte,
merry go rounds, etc., aud a large corps of
maids. Tbls would prove a valuable adjunct to
the fair, according to my mind."
* # *
C. Walker. rice president of th* Pops-Hart
ford Automobile company of Hartford, Conn.,
who is a guest at the St. Francis, eaya that
California It one of the most famous states
among automobile manufacturers in the United
States. He said: "You hare thousanda*of miles
of good roads in tbts state. I hare not seen
thorn all, but I know you mast hare plenty of
good roads. The reason I know you have good
roads In because of the great number of ma
chines that are sold here each year. I have
been told that you plan to build many more
roads and that the state Intends to spend many
millions of dollars on highways. This is the best
thing any stste can do. Good roads means thou
sands of visitors every month. The automobile
visitor is * most desirable one, for ofttlmes he
Is the one who purchases property in the district
which takes his fancy."
Robert Heln of Japan, H. B. Artben of Ntw
York, Mr. and Mra. W. H. Blacker of Evanston,
111., and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bynon and Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Melbuish of Philadelphia ar» at
the St. Francia.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Copy of Chicago, Ells
worth logallg of Atchisoo, Dr. Chang Kang Jen
of Vancouver and William Balwood of Cbarlottes-
Tllle, Va., are at the Sutter.
8. S. Campbell of Boston. George C. Qnirth of
Cblacgo, A. E. Berry of St. Louis, Harry C.
David of Denver end J. Franklin Helm of Los
Angeles registered yesterday at the Palace.
W. L. Underwood and A. W. Smith of Wash
ington. D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Alec McDermott
of Vancouver, 11. B. Baynes of Los Angeles, A.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1913.
COLD GUTS RANKS
OF SUFFRAGETTES
"General" Rosalie Jones , On
to Washington Force Re
duced to Sixteen
When Noses and Ears Get
Red and Tingling Volun
teers Quit Regulars
MBTUCHEN', X. J., Feb. 12.—1t was
a half frozen "army* 'of 16 suffrag
ettes—reduced by cold and exposure to
that number from the original 200 who
left Newark, N. J., this morning—that
straggled Into this village shortly after
6 o'clock tonight to make Its ffrst
"bivouac , "of its 250 miles march to
Washing-ton to carry a message to
Woodrow Wilson on the day of his In
auguration as president.
From town to town as the first day
of arduous tramping wore on, hikers
in tens and twenties unostentatiously
left the ranks and sought warmth in
doorways. Later they confessed them
: selves deserters by boarding trains for
their homes.
NOSKS AND EARS RED
Starting from Newark, N. J., after a
tube ride under the Hudson river from
New York, the women covered 16 mllee
in the face of a bitterly cold wind and
over Icy roads. The temper«4«re was
hovering around the zero mark iHid the
women arrived here with their noses
and ears red and tingling.
The remaining 16. commanded by
"General" Rosalie G. Jones*, are the
'regulars" who pledged themselves to
march the entire distance. The other
184 had volunteered for one day's
march, but did not count on the cold
weather, proffering their promises
when the mercury stood many degrees
higher than it did today.
CARRY SECRET MESSAGE
The 16 miles were made in more
than five hours of actual marching.
Headed by a platoon of mounted police
and two volunteer men buglers, the de
parture from Newark was made after
"General" Jones had delivered a speech
announcing that they carried a secret ;
message to the new president of the
United States, to be delivered to him as
soon as he would receive it—"we hope
on his inauguration day."
The first stop was at Elizabeth. N. X,
a five mile march, which was accom
plished in an hour and a half. There
it was found that the "army's" strength
had dwindled to 60 when the women
eat down to lunch at the clubhouse of
a fraternal organization.
KEEP FALLING AWAY
Resuming the "hike" at 2 o'clock. It
was discovered that 30 more marchers
had decided to return to their homes.
Another hour's marching against win
try blasts resulted in reducing their
number to the original 16 "regulars , *
and the email army of "war" corre
spondents who are accompanying
them.
Heading the van was a yellow "am
munition wagon," driven by Miss Eliza
beth Freeman, the "official orator."
The two men buglers for the army are
George Wendt Jr. of Albany and Percy
Passmore of New York, and they made
the hillsides resound. Passmore, who
unexpectedly Jolnea the ranks as a vol
unteer, carried also a big suffrage flag
with a field of 10 blue stars, repre
senting the 10 states that have granted
suffrage to women. He said he In
tended to go the whole distance.
The women were cordially received
all along the route and cheers were
frequent. At Elizabeth the marchers
were greeted by the Rev. Antoinette
Brown Blaekwell, more than 80 year*
old, and said to have been a suffragette
longer than any other woman in the
country.
The aimy will march to Princeton
tomorrow, where student sympathisers
in Princeton university plan to wel
come them.
FORUM CLUB'S PROGRAM
Forum club members listened to a
most enjoyable program yesterday
afternoon under the direction of Mrs.
Robert Wallace, chairman.
Mrs. James Hazlett gave a series of
humorous readings with quaint and
interesting sketches in dialect as well,
which proved most diverting. Then
as a further feature the first scene
from Humperdinck'e opera of "Han
eael and Gretel" was given most de
lightfully by Miss Inez Merchant and
Miss Leona Merchant, Mrs. Eugene
West acting as accompanist. The
Misses Merchant were in costume
which added to the charming;
effect.
A number of guests were present
and tea was served at the close.
L. Oowell of Stockton, A. 8. deary of Fresno
and E. W. Mason of Sacramento are at the
Manx.
George Morton of Vancouver, John P. Fiteger
ald of Sacramento, J. H. Tillon of Los Angeles
and N. H. Kimball of Portland are at toe Wash
ington.
It. Moltln. Red Bluff; J. H. Groves, Seattle;
Jack S. Lowrey, Tampa, Fla.; William Sullivan,
Modesto, and Dr. A. A. LJndsley and son and
Doctor Peacock, Los Angeles, are at the Colum
bia.
O. B. Hardy, a mining man of French Gulch,
and B. W. Baldwin and J. C. Verdln of Med
ford. Ore, are at the Dale.
A.' 0. Beale of New York is registered at the
Baldwin.
W. U Mitchell, R. Powell and P. 8. Granger,
who are Interested In an irrigation project at
Fresno, are at the Sutter.
Mr. and Mre. B. Thomas, S. Winger and T. T.
Porter make up a party from Pasadena, Mr.
Thomas Is one of the millionaires from the flow
ery city. They are registered at the Setter.
V. E. Warren, a hotel man of Kenneth, Oal.;
Dr. and Mrs. 11. K. Titus and son, Rhodes, In.,
and E. J. Mitchell, a prominent stock broker of
Stockton, are at the Turpin.
C. R. Bay of Medford, Ore., Iβ at the Belle
rue with his brother, Frank H. Ray. The Rays
are interested in hop culture is the southern
Oregon and northern California sections, and are
large owners of real estate.
L. H. Long, superintendent of the Southern
Pacific lines In Mexico, 1s at the Bellerue with
Mrs. Long. Mr. Long reports that the condi
tions In Mexico are almost unbearable, every
thing being at a standstill on account of the un
certainty of conditions.
Dr. F. W. Mitchell, a physician and surgeon
of Bakersfleld; W. H. Rnasell. a retired mer
chant of Ventura; C. H.- Owen, a real estate
dealer of Stockton, and P. B. Gallagher, a shoe
manufacturer of Boston, are at the Argonaut.
* # #
H. Rutaraff of Fargo, N. D.; W. H. and J.
L. Oianey of St. Louis and Dr. Miles Hyatt of
Santa Crus were among the arrivals yesterday
at the Hotel Washington.
F. H. Moore, deputy sheriff of Santa Cnu, la
at the Golden West.
W. H. Pyburn of Santa Rosa, 8. B. Smith of
Sacramento, W. B. Siegel of Stockton and S.
Dick of Eureka are arrivals at the Turpln.
C. H. Hartman of Ben Lomond ated Oliver P.
Morton, a prominent business nun of Portland,
are gnests at the Dale.
J. E. Johnston, a mining engineer of Lμ
geies, and I, F. Maury and Mra. Maury of Fow
ler are at the Stanford.
Fred Bedmood of Salt Lake City is registered
at the Columbia.
F. W. Dsynor of Oregon fs at th* Baldwin.
W. B. Alweod of the forestry department is
registered at the gutter.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Grey of Chicago and Ells
worth Ingall* of Atchison, Kan., axe registered
at the Sutler.
NEW BOOK ON MISSIONS
Mrs. Mcßoskey Pens History
Mrs. Racine Mcßoskey, &ho is writing book on "Missions in California."
San Mateo Writer, Authority on Early Life, to Have
Work Ready Within Six Months
Under the title, "The Missions of Cal
ifornia," Mrs. Racine Mcßoskey of San
Mateo will soon add another volume
to the history of the early settlement
of the state by the Franciscan fathers.
She has been working on the book
for some time and expects within the
next six months to have her manu
script ready for her publishers.
For the last six or eight years Mrs.
Mcßoskey has had a vivid interest in
the missions and has collected facts as
to their origin, history and develop
ment, interwoven with many email de
tails of intimate stories of life under
the benign rule of those days.
She has visited the missions and
The Call's Daily Short Story
SOUTHERN INVASION
ARTHUR W. PEACH
Mr. Van Vert smoothed his , gray
troatee and looked at his sister soberly.
"I am called away, Lucia; I've grot to
go south for a week, and I am going
to put lAvery into your very capable
hands. I want you to see that nothing:
comes to a head. There are (our or
five young fellows about this city that
would run off with her bodily, I do
believe. She would be willing to fall
in love with them for the fun of it. So
keep a good eye out for her. I want
her to meet none of them. Hold on,
there's young Gregory at Branum's. I
will think about it, and if I decide to
give him open sesame I'll let you
know."
Miss Lucia set her lips. "I shall
take care of the witch. She will be
further away from an engagement than
she is now when you get back, Van."
"Good! I don't want to be a crank
about it, you know, but I don't want
some of these chaps that I do not re
spect to bob up. I told young Gregory
to stay away, and he's obeyed; that's
why I think I may lift the embargo on
him until I am back. Anyway, don't
let a chap in unless he has my per
mission in writing."
A very, dark haired, dark eyed and
with the light of witchery gleaming in
her eyes, came into the room to bid
her father goodby.
"Father, I'm going to have a glorious
time when you're gone!" she said. "Oh.
I'll lead Auntie a dance!"
"My dear, I danced you on my knee
once —so look out." Miss Lucia said.
"Yea, child, be good," her father
urged.
Avery laughed. "I shall do as I'm
told," she answered.
Her father looked at her and shook
bis head.
The news- evidently worked out and
around Avery's devoted circle of suit
ore about evening time, for there was
a succession of telephone calls, all of
which readied Miss Lucia first and all
of which were soon ended with the in
formation that Avery was to rest dur
ing her father's absence and not take
up her social engagements until his
return.
A maid came into Miss Lucia's room
bearing a card and smiling a little.
"Miss Lucia, there is a gentleman at
the door who would like to see Miss
Avery. but wishes to see you first."
Mise Lucia took the card and read,
"Sidney Langdon." She knew no one
of that name, but the engraving of
the card was artistic work and costly,
and she decided she would go down
and meet him.
Mies Lucia went into the reception
room, her head up, and encased in her
most freezing manner. A tall, clean
faced, rather handsome man with smil
ing eyes rose to meet her.
After the first few formal words he
explained his errand; "Mise Lucia, my
father was a great #riend of Mr. Van
Vert when he was in the south. I had
just come to the city by steamer and
met him as he was going out. I told
him who I was, and, in fact* he rec
ognized me. He was in a great hurry,
and gave me this slip of paper, on
which he scribbled all he had time to."
The young fellow removed from a
■eal wallet, with great care, a slip of
paper and handed it to Miss Lucia.
She took it with cold hand, but with
a weakening inside. She had been ex
amining the caller and decided he was
one of the handsomest young men she
had ever seen; but she had her duty
to perform and ahe was going to do it.
The paper she recognized as the kind
used by her brother in hla personal
notebook. On the slip wae scribbled:
"This is Sidney Langdon. Please take
him in. Van Vert."
She studied it a moment, deciding
what to do. It was written plainly
enough, however. She was removed
from any responsibility by the note.
"How long are you going to be In
the city?" Mie* Lucia asked.
"I hardly know," h« wwwered frank-
spent some time gaining "atmosphere"
from each.
Her book, which will consist of about
200 pagee, will be quaintly and pic
turesquely bound, profusely illustrated
and with wide margins for the pages,
which will be further adorned with
thumbnail sketches of the flowers and
animals of the country.
Mrs. Mcßoskey has published a book,
"Drift o' Dreams," In which appears a
brief sketch of the padres' work In
California, together with a collection
of poems and other bits.
She is one of .the leading clubwomen
of San Mateo and is also a member of
the Pacific Coast Women's Press asso
ciation of this city, which is* entirely
literary rather than journalistic In
character, despite its name.
ly. #"I may stay some time, and I may
not. I am at the Parmount club Just
now."
"We shall be glad to make you wel
come here any time," Mies Lucia began,
and paused, for upstairs just over them
was the sound of something falling to
the floor. She knew it was Avery, mak
ing it known that she would like to
meet the unknown -visitor.
Lucia covered the noise with a re
mark, hesitated a little as to what she
had better do and called up the wide
stairs: "Avery, your father has sent us
a son of one of his old friends. Come
down."
"Just a minute!" a clear, sweet voice
half sang, half chanted.
And she came down the broad stairs,
a little picture of beauty against the
golden oak of the great stairs.
The young fellow's clear, friendly
eyes were bright with welcome and ad
miration.
In the days that followed Langdon
became a regular and persistent vis
itor. Miss Lucia knew at the moment
of their meeting it was to be a case of
love at first sight; and she was not sur
prised when the confession came from
Avery that he had asked her and she
had consented to be his own.
Lucia was pleased, for she had
learned to like the young fellow; but
she feared her brother.
Fate brought him in an hour after
the confession, and Avery told him.
Van Vert cast down his cane, and
stormed. "Lucia, what does this
mean? I had confidence in you "
"But you seht a note!" his sister
cried, half fainting. She explained the
details.
"The rascal! I did meet him, and
I scribbled that note; but I intended
it for Moss, at the office. I told, or
thought I did, the fellow to take It to
Moss, and he would see that things
were done right; but here he marches
up here!"
Langdon came into the room. "Mr.
Van Vert, I understood what that slip
was for; I made myself known at the
office, and wae treated well. I didn't
think of the note, to be frank, until I
learned from Gregory there, how you
had left things and —about Avery. I
had heard father speak of her, and I
made up my mind to see her; when I
saw her. I made up my mind to win her
—.and I have! All we want is your
word!"
Van Vert held out his hands. "Tou
have it! If I said no, you'd get her
anyway; I know the Langdons. So
happiness to both of you!"
Copyrirbt, 1013, by the McClure New»p«p*r
Syndicate
WOMEN DISCUSS
MOTHERS' PENSION
Palo Alto Organizations Get
Pointers on New Laws
PALO ALTO. Feb. 12.—The women's
organizations of Palo Alto held a mass
meeting in Masonic hall this afternoon
to discuss mothers' pensions and other
matters of vital interest to women.
Among those present were the mem
bers of the Woman's club, Civic league,
W. C. T. U.. church clubs and other
representative organizations.
Miss Anita Whitney, president of the
California Women's Civic league, dis
cussed the mothers' pension measure
and summarized briefly the eight bills
on this subject now before the legisla
ture.
Mrs. William Colby, state chairman
of legislation, spoke on the joint
guardianship bill and the amendment
for which the state league stands.
! State Senator Herbert C. Jones also
1 spoke.
WOMEN'S LEAGUE
SUITE INDIGNANT
District Attorney Will Get
Round Robin From Its
Secretary
If Fickert Said Ladies
"Butted In" He Has
Something Coming
Have the women of San Francisco a
right to enter the courts, police or
superior, as interested onlooker* and
earnest adherents of morality, or must
they do so with the attendant risk of
being accused of "butting in"?
A letter will go from the correspond
ing secretary of the Women's Political
league to the district attorney, asking
his advice in the matter. Tt will like
wise be made a matter of inquiry in
this epistle, on the amended motion of
a prominent member, as to whether hp
remembers where his salary comes
from.
This was decided upon yesterday aft
ernoon at the regular meeting of the
league, when It was reported that a
committee had gone to Judge Lawlors
court recently on the request of In
spector Ainsworth to watch the prog
ress of a trial. The man convicted of
some crime, who came up for sentence,
applied for probation.
WOMEN "BUTTED IN"
Instead he received a four year sen
tence. It was reported yesterday that
the prosecuting attorney had said that
if those women had not "butted in,"
presumably influencing the court, the
prisoner would have been put on pro
bation.
This report was received with great
Indignation and it was voted heartily
and unanimously that the letter be
sent the district attorney.
It was reported by another member
that Chief White had told her that it
was "up to the women" of the city to
clean things Up, and that he had rec
ommended that a woman be delegated
to visit the police courts each morn-
Ing to look over the calendar and see,
in the event that cases requiring the
moral support and material presence
of representatives were listed, that
respectable women be detailed to at
tend for the day.
COMMEND THE CHIEF
It was voted that a letter of com
mendation be sent the police commis
sioners and the chief of police for their
recent action in establishing more
drastic rules of conduct in certain por
tions of the city.
Mre. Mary Gamage appeared In be
half of the Cemeteries Protective as
sociation and urged the members of
the league to attend a mass meeting*
this evening at Scottish Rite hall in
the interests of that organization.
Aβ it was Lincoln day, the afternoon
was closed by the reading of poems
and addresses appropriate to the oc
casion.
AMUSEMENTS
&ELMAN
violinist
ri sconisH rite auditorium
TOMORROW NIGHT and
NEXT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
TICKETS ON BAKE at Saorman. Clay * Co. •
and Xohler tc Chase's.
PRICES—S2.OO, $1.50, $1.00. Steinway Piano.
Valencia
M Market 37.
GRAND OPERA COMPANY
TONIGHT, "OTELLO"
Adaberto, Folco. Gloracchini.
Tomorrow Night, "THAIS ,,
Vlcarlno. Nlcoletti. etc.
Sa.ttiTday Matinee, "AKDKEA CBEVXSS";
Saturday Kltht, "CAVALUBKIA SUSTICAWA"
and "XYAGLIACCX."
FLORA ARROYO AS NEDDA.
SUNDAY NIGHT, Farewell, «OTELLO. M !
NAW Sherman. Clay A Co.'s. Kearny
JLAI J IWff Bnd gutter, and at Valencia.
Prices—-60c. 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00.
Coming—GENEE BAt-LET.
FRANCISCO *
Orchestra
HenryHADLEY-CoNDucm
Supplementary Season of Symphony Co: certs
At the
CORT THEATER
On the Afternonns of
Friday. February 14. 21, 28, M«reh 7. and Sun
day. March fi. 1913.
SPECIAL PRICES—3Sc. 6Oc, 75e, $t.
Program Tomorrow Afternoon:
Prorafc, OTertute, CarnlTal. Op. 92: Brabmo.
Symphony No. 2, In D major. Op. 73 Cl— Allegro
noa troppo, ll—Adagio tem
po ma grasioso. Ill—Allegretto grailooo quasi
andaotino Preirto ma non sssai. TV—Finale, Al
legro con spirito); Saint-Saens. .Suite Algerlenne,
Op. 60 (1 —Prelude. ll—Bhapsodle M*ur«>«que,
111—Rererle dv sior, Viola solo. Clarence Bvann,
IV—Marcbe Mllitaire Francais*); Sibeliut.
•Tlnlandia. ,, JfEXT WKEK
Program will Include Weber oTerture, "Der
fVeitchuet*"; Edward F. Schneider. Symphony
No. 1. in A minor, "la Autumn Time" (flrat
time In America >; Rachmaninoff, prelude In O
sharp minor, orchestrated by Adolf Rosenbecker;
Smetana, symphonic poem, "Vltara."
Seats na sair at b.»x office Sherman, Clay k,
Co., Kobler * ChePβ and the Cert Theater.
LEADING THEATKR
m*V iLBrW Ellla & Market
■ ■ IKF Pti-ine—Suttpr 24e0
mlfl% Wμ fi> ' ai ' wbkk
Laet time Sat. Night.
Night and Sat. Mat. Prices—soc to $2.
FLORENCE "UAIICUTY
WJtDOILK || iD |r TTA H
In VICTOR HERBERT'S MAIfIL. I I A
Comic Opera Masterpiece ■»■■»■•■■■■ ■ «
SEATSINrOW~FOR
BUNTY PULLS
THE STRINGS
2Weeks,COM.MON. FE8.17
Night and Sat. Mat. Price*—flOc to $2.
ENTIRE LOWER FLOOR $1 AT WED. MATS.
MOST POPULAR MAS \M
■ BEFORE THE PUBLIC! ■
P—James J.—*
ICORBETT
I SECOND EDITION
hn Mimrtesia a San Francisco Cafe"
I•■ If*w T«er*a Eve. Entirely Different
"JERSEY LILY" IN
IMPROMPTU ROLE
Langtry Appears in Greek
Theater While "U" Under
graduates Rehearse Play
Much Impressed by Natural
Beauty, Actress Portrays
Scene in "Macbeth"
The "Jersey Lily," otherwise Lily
Langtry, appeared In a Shakespearean
role In the Greek theater In Berkeley
yesterday afternoon in an Impromptu
performance before several dozen un
dergraduates, to whom that actress*
portrayal of the passion scene In "Mac
beth" was a revelation. Encores were
so hearty and enthusiastic that a cas
ual observer might have been led to
believe that a small r'.ot was In prog
ress.
It all happened at a Shakespearean
rehearsal by members of the English
Dramatic club of Berkeley, under th«
coaching of Garnet Holme. The youth
ful aspirants for histrionic honors were
reciting- and reading their parts be
fore the judges. All was Bilent except
for the trembling voice of the em
bryonic actor.
Appeared suddenly Mrs. La.ng'try.
She was promptly invited to a seat
with the judges. Mrs. Langtry waxed
enthusiastic over the ability of the
students. Likewise she was impressed
with the acoustics. She asked permle
sion to present a bit of real Shakes
peare. She did. The passion scene in
the first act of "Macbeth" was her
choice.
And now Mrs. Langtry numbers
among her admirers a score or more
undergraduates of the university.
Women's Club Work
Calendar for Today
4 . «,
Torona dab, S3e Suffer street,
2:30 p. m.
(ouncll of Jewish Women, 2137
Softer street, 3 p. ni.
Salon dub, 3231 Jackaoa
■treet, 3 p. m.
Bryant Mothers' dab, Bryant
Rcbooi, 2:30 p. m.
AMUSEMENTS
MATINEE TODAY AND EVERY DAT
MAH TIN BECTC Offers
MML SARAH BERNHARDT
AND HER COMPANY OF 28
INCLTTDINe MONB. LOU TELLEGEJI.
MATINEE TODAY AND TONIGHT.
THEODORA
Tomorrow and Saturday Matinees and Nljrbta.
"CaniiUe."
TOGETHER WITH
An Entirely New YandeTille Bill
JORIE HKATHEn: "AND THEY IJVBD
HAPPY EVBR AFTER': SARANOFF: BRBN
NER and RATLIFFE: McMAHON, DIAMOKD
and CLEMENCE; HESS SISTERS; NEW DAY
LIGHT MOTION PICTTRES. Return for This
WMk Only, by Special Request, RALPH HERZ.
Beginning Next Sunday Mat Feb. Iβ
POSITIVELY LAST WEEK
MML SARAH BERNHARDT
Sunday and Monday Matinees and Night*.
"Pbedre'"': Tuesday Matinee and Nlgbt. "Ca
naille"; Wednesday and Saturday Matinee* and
Nights, "Ont Christmas Night"; Thuraday Mat
inee and Nignt. "La To»ca"; Friday Matiata
and Night. "Lucrece Borgia."
Prices For This Engagement Only
EVENlNG—Orchestra. $1; Box and Log*
Seats, $1.50; Dress Circle, SOe and 75c; Bal
cony. 25c and 50c; Gallery, 10c.
MATlNEE—Orchestra, 75c end 11; Box and
Lose Seats. $1.90; Dresa Circle, SOc aad 75c;
Balcony, 23c and S(V: Gallery. 10c.
SEATS HOW ON SALE
THE LEADING PLAYHOUB&
Geary and Maeon utreetw. Phone Franklin 190.
ALL THIS AND NEXT WKKK.
Nlrhtly, Including Ron.—Mat*. Wed. and flat.
SEATS OX SALS TOR ALL FZBrOBJL&XCEB.
A WINNER FROM THB STABT.
GYPSY
13LOVE.
"Finect beard here this season."—Chronicle.
Coming—Wm. H. Crane. Poneld Brian, Mand*
Adam*. lU»t Stahl —each for ONE WEEK ooly.
« m g*% a TW *\ |\ O'FarTPl) near Powell
All A /A If rhore Keimr J
nwV«lUni% Home Phone C-4455
Mat. Today—Last Four Nights
MAT. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
EVELYN BERT
VAUGBAN i LYTELL
"TheTalkofNewYork"
George M. Cohan's Musical Sensation.
PRICES—Night. 25c to $1; Matinee, lit t« BOe.
Next—Miss VnuKlian and Mr. I.ytell In
"THE THIRD DEGREE ,,
Charles Klein's Masterpiece.
errVPfPjff k MrAlUit-r
I WA "A Wμ *t. Market
Phone
rg Market 180
I Chae. H. Mu'hlman. Mao*{«r
Musical Comedy
bee Mxrrr akd jett dt theix new
CLOTHZB. IT'S A SCHEAM.
PRICEB-23C to $1.
POP. KATS. WED. AMD SAT—2&o and 50c
Lant Week Starts SIN. MAT—SEATB NOW.
LURLINE
BUSH AND LARKIN STREETS
OCEAN WATER BATHS
Swimming and Tub Bath*
Salt water direct from the ocean. Open
ererr der and erenlnj. including SamUye
»nd hollda.r*. from 7 a. m. to 10 p. m. Bp«e.
tatore' gallery free.
The Sanitary Baths
Natntorlnra reeerred Tueaday and Friday
mornings from 9 o'clock to noon for women
only
"TITTERED OCEAir STATER PLXmOE"
COKTORTABLY HEATKD, CONSTANTLY
CIRCTTLATIWO AFD rtLTERHJO
Hot Air Hair Dryart, Electric Curling Ironi
and Shamvoo Room for Women Bathar* Tt+*.
BRAMCH TUB BATHB. 2151 OEAIT IT.
KEAR PmeADERO.
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