Secretary as Witness Denies All
Wrong Doing in Connection
With Coal Claims
Voice Breaks When He Starts
tetter Referring to
f Hi^ Aged Mother l
\\ AHiIV^TOX. April .'!>. — lndignant
\u25a0y.ly. <ioij\i»i£j. he -had been guilty of any
: Tivro-ipdojiifj:.. Uirhard A. Ballinger, seo
.r+n.-iry Hifi he interior, made a bitter.at- i
>':-j&ttS3££ui?OTi : 'his critics while a witness |
\u25a0-';.? l> fWo" . tlio;' Ballinger-Pinchot investi
:ifvKkiion- .'-committee today, and oharac
,t<Tizf-'i many: of the sworn statements
<f!iip principal accuser. L.. R. Glavis, as
~..i— willful, u rid deli berate 1 ies."
:; liallmsir' >U'ff-ndeil his conduct in
. cn nil ihi i^ii with the Cunningham coal I
. ;in<! stated he would take the
.\u25a0 sinne: Acuon today as lie did when at
i-r> li^n.l of the- land office if he had
,;7-;tho; : 'saT;w.- 'record l>ef^ro him.
IKA VIHA KG EX I'KXSKS
"Aft<r" having the land office Bal-
la'red his only connection witli
the Omninpriiani case? was in bringing
cast lr«mi Seattle an affidavit of Clar
/>mv < 'uiininsrliam and presenting it to
For this service,
s f d; :Ue. ha«l received $200 or $250.
v. i::i-li !.t •- rewarded, as traveling ex
\u25a0\u25a0V',-]ist>.s-,-.-Uo-...-s:m»1 when he. became sec- !
• :,-)> <>f the interior he refused to
f,-,es- •.;••\u25a0 " i\,j* rlmms in any way.
:;-•\u25a0•\u25a0<\u25a0> Vert roe? for Ballinger still
-J i.- t" .^vr.vn.' l>alling<<r on the sub
,<i'V . f v i. r ppuor «ites before At
\u25a0•• \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0• '\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0 i :-.i !:.|.>is,. xounsel far Glavis.
\t'. >• \u25a0 \u25a0 l'<ppcr for Tmchot begin
. \u25a0 '...-\u25a0 J...--N. : :.\u25a0••\u25a0- '..- : -. \u25a0.-\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0."•\u25a0\u25a0•-\u25a0- ' . -
. , =v ,N -• m -'Mil.
i:-. : \u25a0 „'• s ii^ oujiUul liis career Tip to
- < imih- i.-- V«canic commissioner, of
; <\u25a0• ,;•-:.\u25a0! -I 1r- n«l offi< *» «'U the; s.-plicita
, .it i:c.,.-.>\^lt, Secretary .Garfleld I
• \u25a0.> >• -w:..r P!N-s. . Uf read telegrams '.
l.<- , ,| i, uve.t fmm «Jarn>ld and
Uu!.-. vch afti-rjhe had replied . nega
i:\-f!\ t<> v -\u25a0 ,p?i>fiion of Senator. Piles
; '\u25a0;•\u25a0 : ; \u25a0: ;- i-fpi- the post ';. of commis-
Si'oui-r i-:t»' 1-an.i -office.' Rea.ling from
Ui.'. K^s.-\.-.t t.-legram he said:
It ..-- \cm,t d.ny to help men. You
\u0084<1 *U-:i- '.'i will lift an immense bur- .
• \u25a0\u25a0•i fr«':ji jHA-. slioulders;" ' ; \u25a0 -.
\u25a0 -- t'.vn, Ballinger said, "that he
... ,d< \u25a0! t->. accept.-t he post." Vertrees
£ki'l t!.o wjtiicw. .whethftr his rela
• ii - -Mih <;,irpe],i then were friendly.
• I \u25a0 :i ,) s'\, but y,(\rr intimate."
U\K\VM\ (I.AIMAXTS . :
Vmitw -Tsked Ballinger whether he
\u25a0 k-'Kw -any-^f- the Cunningham Alaskan
\u25a0 \u25a0 1 : ..];, nuants -at the time he became .
< n;i,:r.^-:- rf r. lie said ho was not
:- w ;-. r-o i ' rf I I.c knew any of/ them at
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0": : 'iri -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0t.-.Ti'-ie;-. ;\u25a0. but had since discovered
s i };\u2666• tiflpw about six of them, whom
hf- namt'-ti, ' :
" 'l.-».id : you ha-ve any-- interest; in Alas
kan lumis?" as=ke«l Vertrees.
v l Ij.ui 2.0 ijittrest in Alaskan or any
other i.ir:4s whatsoever, either directly
; -or. \u25a0ir. <i i re, >t ly ." retorted Ba 11 i h ger.
What professional relations did you
<>r y^ni J;.w Jinn hafe at that time with
A'-fka.'" . . .
•"I o<'u J -< rr-cull that we represented
:• auy; Awiil). \u25a0 the : '-possible exception of
Watson' Alien, a lumberman, who hacl
/>s("vii3-e: 'interest in Xome in placer gold
: : . vdiiggmg-.". ..\u25a0\u25a0'...-• \u25a0\u25a0: • . " \u25a0
.-\u25a0. '\u25a0 :\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 "That was all^ " \u25a0'.\u25a0
"Now, wait. I want to : qualify that
\u25a0 :;;-.s.ijitr-m*>nt. I did represent the Pioneer
r-ii-Jtring company, which I organized in
. '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:: :J.ao-4 -0r:T905. Its interests were in and
"\u25a0^i/kptrr \u25a0VK-nrh'e i&nd- ]it was composed
of Scandiha\-ians." !
Ba,Uingor then Jtold of having come
..-.I (i. Washington arid' of an interview he
iit?«l at the White House with Roose
. velt. Raising his voice, Ballinger said:
\u25a0 iL .v-: ''The president said to me as he
...'-.^eeted . tne: 'I have no apologies to
make, Ballinger. I'm glad you are
•.J-.r)!'"rei. Any man who could clean up
C-./Beattle as you did can clean up that
•inland office.' " . .. .
•"-• Vertrees Asked Ballinger about a
conference he had with Glavis in De
cember, 1907. He referred Ballinger
to Gla\ is' testimony before the com
mittee that they had talked about sev
?>"«ral specific groups of Alaska .coal
WIIXFIJL LIB, HE SAYS
"That's a willful and deliberate lie."
• exclaimed Ballinger. He said they had
\u25a0 discussed the. situation in general, but
that he knew nothing about .any
Vertrees called the witness" atten
tion to the matter of the "clear list
ing" of the Cunningham entries by his
order as commissioner in January. 1908.
Ballinger said that Chief of Field
lMvision Schwartz lmd gone over the
report on the claims of H. K. Love,
nia.de' August 2. 1907, and decided that
the claims were entitled to patent,
there being no protest in the record.
"1 want to say right here." said Bal-
Ifngcr, "that if 1 were passing over the
feanje claims today with the !>ame record
V.cf.jj c me. 1 would say they were en
. titled. to be dear listed."
' lie was emphatic on this point and
• . ' reiterated .it several times.
' ".Did you represent any of the Cun
ningham rlafmants?" asked Vertrees.
: "I never had. any professional or le
gal-business with the men listed as
... Cunningham entrymen," responded Bal
-.kf-'lihger. -. ..•\u25a0,' .' \u25a0
.?• "j)id you ever interfere with Glavis'
'\u25a0..- '"investigations.- : into those claims?'*
.' asked Vertrees.
:..;.• ."Not in the slightest degree, at any
..-time,"' replied^. .BstUiriger. "Glavis was
\u25a0'- jvei-er liainpfrcd,' but was pampered all
the' way through." . /<_
DIFFERENCE OP OPI.MOX
\u25a0 \u25a0 BaUinger was questioned as . to his
with Secretary Garfield in
/ \u25a0 ;-1907 about coal lands. The witness ex
;.'/ plained he. had favored the sale system
\u25a0 • as opposed to a- leasing system.
;\u25a0 .He.said Garfield "disapproved of his
;;;. report, . but-- .subsequently President
\u25a0Rbpsevelt railed him .-to- the White
\u25a0'.House and asked him to. explain what
'. --Ills' differences with Gaffleld. were. As
\u25a0\u25a0/\u25a0Ji result of that intervie-w he had writ
" \u25a0 %en a letter. to the president embodying
his views. . AVheb lie saw the. president
subsequently the ;latter said to him:
•.;••'\u25a0 "I have embodied- your rtcommenda
. : lion in my annual messaije.-. bUt I guess
;.-wlien Garfield and- Pinchbt" Kee it they
. : . -will go through the roof.. • But I guess
\u25a0 ; the roof is strong enciugiKto hold "em."
. • f :. /"The assiduous \u25a0 attempts of certain
.;\u25a0 'Xnalieious persons to circulate, through
.."'.out the country .reports that. I carried
•• ; ---."away from the land : office-.-iriformatlpn
•-. -which I. could ...use to the detriment of
• .*:' the United States government have not
"• \ the • slightest foundation," added Bal
\u25a0: '.J'irig>r: "All information could have
.-•^Vbeeri. ."used In perfect fairness in any
. '•:V?fV : :1 desired to .use -it "without the
-...-possibility of prejudice to any Interests
\u0084;\u25a0 *.f the United States. .The Information
'. '.;.%yassuoh as anybiody might, have had.
. -this Mas gi.avis" ' . •
1 : '.. /.'There was" nothing pending at \he
'.-time I left the, land office against, any
'.C-of these interests. or a record In. '-pon
travention of rights of. the people to
have their patents further than the
tJniuue protest ol , this mdt -Glavis,
In the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys
Fresno Ruled by Merry Throngs
In Joyous Raisin Day Festival
Queen Lydia [(Miss Lydia L.'York), Tvho reigns over Fresno's great celebration
which had come in through his letter
of January 22. It stated no facts that
could have warranted a public officer
to hold up claims except the suspicion
that there might have been something
which might "be investigated."
In reply to an inquiry from his law
yer as to whether he and Garfield had
parted friends. Ballinger said:
"Yes," and started to read a letter
he had written to Garfield after he
had returned to Seattle.
•My Dear* Jim — " he began.
Then his voice broks and he stopped.
Vertrees took the letter from him
and read while Ballinger recovered [
himself. There was a reference in the
first few lines to Ballinger's mother,
who is still living, but very feeble, and
this reference caused Ballinger to.be
'\u0084 Questioned about Glavis' statement
that he met Ballinger in Seattle in the
summer of 1908, and that the latter
told him the Cunningham claims were
in a bad fix. Ballinger interrupted his ;
lawyer impatiently. .
"That is a deliberate lie," he ex
claimed, "and like many other of his
statements to this committee. It Is
another contemptible attempt of that
man Glavis to besmirch my character."
ASSISTANTS ARE NAMED
BY G. A. R. COMMANDER
Head of Woman's Relief Corps
Also Appoints Inspector
\Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, April 29. — Harrison
Bennett of Sacramento and George D.
Kellogg of Colonel E. .D. Baker post of
Auburn have been appointed to the
staff of Captain E. L. Hawk, the newly
elected department commander of the
Grand Army of he Republic. -
Commander Hawk named Bennett as
his assistant adjutant general and Kel
logg as patriotic instructor.*
Mrs. Emma Prewett of Auburn has
been appointed department inspector
for Nevada and California by Mrs. Car
rie Dibble <jf iskri Francisco, president
of »!n» Woman's Relief Corps. .
BONDS ARE GIVjEN FOR
BLAKE AND WINCHESTER
Former Harbor Master Spends
a Night in Jail
[Special Dispatch to ' The Call] . "
SACRAMENTO, April 29. — Former
Harbor Master C.-T. Blake and George
A. Winchester," who, with Fred Ray
mond, were indicted by the . grand Jury
for alleged timber land frauds in Men
docino county, procured bail toddy in
the sum of $7,500. Blake was unable
to secure bonds yesterday, and spent
the night in the county jail. Charles'
F. Silva and A. Casseli went on his
bonds. W. K. Golden, Edward de Kruse
and F. A. Godfrey of Alameda, were
sureties for Winchester.
CHARGES AGAINST FORAIER
POLICE CAPTAIN DROPPED
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON. April- 29.— Upon motion
of Deputy district Attorney- Max
Grimm Judge W. B. Nutter today
dismissed the case of former Police
Captain : John Craig, charged with mal
feasance of office. 'The action; was
taken upon information received ear
lier in the day -to the" effect' that the
supreme court had denied a motion
for a rehearing of the -appeal. . '\u25a0 ."T
. Excursion ; to -, Ukiah
The Northwestern Pacific will run
one of its Jjopular excursions to Ukiah
Sunday. My 1. This is a- most ' de
lightful, restful- and entertaining trip:
one traversing Marin and Santa Rosa
Valleys through vistas of charm
ing and entrancing scenery, and along
the banks of the winding, rippline Rus
sian river. ,At -this, time of . the 'year
the sweet, breath of the land is like a
tonic to ones lungs. Tickets are $2.50
for- the round trip, and as no'more
tickets are sold than there are: seats
provided, visitors are assured a% pleas
ant and comfortable trip. •-,- The leaving
time from San - Francisco ' is - 8 :45 a m
and from Ukiah sp. m .V Tickets' can
be?had: at« thef city ; ticket Vojfice *--*574
.Market street, and'alsoat the'-ferryl •-'•
GRAVE OF FIANCEE
SCENE OF TRAGEDY
Disconsolate Lover Found Dying
on the Tomb of His
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MA.RYSVILL.E. April 29.— John S.
Beckeris dying in. a' local hospital of a
bullet wound self-inflicted. Going to
the* grave of his sweetheart,; Tina Lu
cero, who died three weeks ago, he at
tempted to kill himself last night. He
was found this morning in a, dying
condition, his body lying across the
grave.- A bullet -had plowed --its way
through his chest. It is not believed
he can live, as he has not yet regained
consciousness. \u25a0 . •
STOCKTON PLANS FOR
A BIG POULTRY SHOW
First Exhibition to Be State
[Special Dispatch . to The Call] . \u25a0 . -.
STOCKTON, April 29.— The San Joa
quin poultry association has set the
date for the poultry show for Novem
ber 8, 9, 10 an.l 11.. It, was decided
last 'night, to make : the association's
first \u25a0< show' one of .statewide - interest,
and Secretary E. P.-Sabin was instruct
ed to make an • effort- to secure- the
$1 0,000 crystal; white Orpington : hen
"Peggy" of Kellerstraus fame as one
of the exhibits. ''• * ' . '
William A. French reported 'that he'
had, made arrangements to '- have at
least 5 50!birds-from this county ,exhib
ited .at 'Marys vi lie. .'••'\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 . .. \
, Judge Richards entertained the
chicken V fanciers ... after* .the . ' regular
business ;of* the 'meeting, by. discussing
the -buff' Orpingtons, white- Leghorns
arid black 1 Minorcas. \u25a0 He exhibited '.a
rare . specimen': of • the . Hpudanj family;
The hen ; exhibited was black | for two
years, : but . after .molting 'this season
turned -white.." . .-\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0 '\ "\u25a0 .- V ' ..,,.-.
.' The "new 'members "elected . last night
were: A.-R. Bogue.Mr.' and- Mrs. W. H.
Kay, H. L. Dodge, Li. E. Hale, E. Knob
lock, E. L. Ballewarid-W.-D.-Gardea.:
WHITE PLAQUE VICTIMS
REGAIN HEALTH AT ALTA
Report of Seven Cures Made at
Sacramento M eeting . •
[Special Dispatch to' The Call] /
SACRAMENTO, April 29— Seven con
sumptive patients cured with less ith'an
a , year's treatment Is :thesrecord \u25a0 es
tablished by the white crusaders' at the
sanatorium^ at Alta,, according to a re
port: made^ to '.the Sacramento ; crusad
ers last night. "Of these seven^six were
in the ; ,;.\u25a0 early \u25a0 stages ?of > the ' disease,
while one! was ' considerably -'advanced:
For the benefit of the:. white crusaders'
the worriers auxiliary/ of Sacramento
will give a seven-days' ? carnival at* Me-
Kinley park, to' take the place -'of -the
us>"ual fourth; celebration. <
BY G:^A.R: ; COMMANDER
; Assistant General ;ancl
Patriotic} Inspector iNameid"
[ SACRAMENTO," April 29.— Department
Commander. Captain; E.IIj. Hawk of .the
G. v A.': R.\" f or : the i d lstrict <of '4 Cal f f or
nla?and,Neyada,;at a'l reception"; in -New
castles, last J;nlght,: ; announced JttheJ a"p
ramentOvas'iassistant £ adjutant? general
and ; Geqrge^D^ Kellogg^, of i Auburn '•\u25a0 as
patriotic, inspector.. .. ;. .• , , -'.:Vr ,
TRIBUTE PAID TO
Tablet Unveiled Bearing Names
of Men Who Donated Funds
[Special' Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, April / 29.— 1n honor of
Charles M. Weber, founder of this city,
Frank Stewart, William Hazelton and
Joseph D. Peters, pioneer. residents of
Stockton, by reason of whose generos
ity the Stockton free public library was
established, the board of trustees last
night unveiled v marble tablet suit
ably inscribed and- bearing their names.
The library was crowded with Stock
tonians. The invocation / was .pro
nounced by Rev. John Power, and
James E. Zeigler rendered the vocal
solo, "A Song of Thanksgiving," after
which Miss Blanche Morrill rendered a
Superior Judge Frank 11. Smith,
president of the board of trustees, made
the 'introductory remarks. He referred
to C. M. j Weber as the .man who j do
nated the site for the. building; Frank
Stewart as one who gave a donation of
$5,000; William P. Hazelton as the
former Stocktonian who bequeathed
the sum of $75,000 for the construction
.of the building. . . •
r; Miss Julia Weber, . daughter of th«
founder of the city, unveiled the tab
let. ; ;\u25a0,:\u25a0 ' '.' \u25a0\u25a0 ,- • \u25a0\u25a0 . '\u25a0\u25a0; \u25a0•\u25a0.
: Albert ,G.' Burnett, associate justice
of the court of appeals, delivered an
address. 'lie traced r the history of the
library; movement ; from its inception
and paid a tribute to Stockton and -its
' pioneers, for the establishment of the
library. 1 \u25a0 ?j
There are 50,000 volumes in" : the
library and the 'building ranks .as one
of the j most artistic from •an architec
tural, standpoint in- this i part : of the
state.' The exterior' is ;of ,white- mar
ble/ with solid marble columns.
KILLED .BY SUXPHXTEFUME&-S«>attlo, April
. 2fl. — Otto Erickson, affed 28, of - Portland,
'Ore.,' a railroad subcontractor, went: to. bed. in
, his room in a hotel " on Second I avenue ; South
• last -night without noticing that the room vas
recking -with fumo B of a sulphur fumigation.
:Ho was smothered to (loath. ' "\u25a0- •-.
Superiority is a question of
degree. Some men are
: big because other men are
I little. -
; excel -through compaiison. ; Of
\ course there are others but none.
; as good-— everj'bocly says so.
10 for 10. cents;
VTHE^OHNBOLLMAN Cd; Mfrfc
REIGNS IN FRESNO
Great Raisin Day Celebration
Opens This Morning With
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 •
Luscious California Product Will
Be Eaten Throughout the
United States Today
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO. April 29. — Laying aside
their business cares, and devoting all
their, time to feasting and merrymak
ing,', the people of Fresno g will- join
hands' tomorrow, -and celebrate .Cali
fornia Raisin day. " ' .'\u25a0'.'„'\u25a0
Not only/ will-Fresno, observe this
date.' but throughout the ' United States \
from «the 'Atlantic 'to ? the Pacific mil
lions will -eat California, raisins and
join with Fresno in this gigantic flesta.
On thousands of trains, in hundreds of
hotels and" on hundreds of steamships
raisins ; will be placed before travelers
tomorrow. !,.,,._ -. . >
QUEEN ISSUES; PROCLAMATION'
Queen Lydia' today issued a procla
mation which ."will, be observed by the
people -of - Fresno : tomorrow." It fol
lows: '. . . ;., »•» • -. . . -..-..• i
, T o_t h e Loyal Subjects of Our Realm:"'"
. /We. .Lydia. queen of the carnival
. .by, the power within us vested, do
\u25a0 .proclaim' Saturday; April' 30. a fea- -
tah day^ throughout the broad acres
of our. kingdom. It is our pleasure
that on this day our subjects shall
forsake the cares of business and for
four and twenty gladsome hours
themselves at the feet of -
Joyful Laughter, the merry god of
On this day all those statutes
canons and decrees recorded in our
just code of jurisprudence against
tMS,,i\V aklnK^? f Bturd y uproar and \
tumultuous din. we command to he
revoked and with our power' of
queenly dispensation we will pro
tect the merry makers on this our
carnival day. . . .
We do. so command that every
subject within - these imperial
domains shall form in strenuous
combination to make this holiday
one of which old men- in future
years shall tell, their children's
children. If any man refuse to aid
by voice and presence the consum
mation % of this, festal undertaking
ne does so at our most stern dis
pleasure. LYDIA. REGINA.
Given this 23th day of April, first
year of our reign.
The work of the -committee, with the
exception of'the Chicago and Philadel
phia campaigns, was closed yesterday
so far as the spring campaign of -191.0'
is concerned. There now remains the
celebration of the- successful outcome,
in this city, and the fruition 'of the
work in the nation wide observance
which the day will receive.
RAISIN DAY FUND OX HAXD
The ways and means committee .re
ported today, that it had collected
$7,000 for this year's campaign. Cou
pled with the $5,000 left over from the
preceding year, -the total' amount of
money in the hands of the committee-is
$12,000. \u25a0 • " "
AUlon Anderson and Theodore Bell,
who will address the people of Fresno
tomorrow afternpon, arrived in this
city today. • \
"The Raisin day campaign of, 1910 I
consider to. be a long way in advance
of that- of 1909," declared William Rob
ertson.' secretary -.of the Raisin day
commlttee. today. ". \u0084
"The work last- y.ear was. new and
every, one had an idea; some were prac
tical and i some. were not. As a result,
many '."things .were, discussed and not
much was done 'with some of them.
This year the committee threw out a
We Sell Pianos
No Bonds — No Contests— No Life Insurance
No Club Sales— No Deceptive Inducements
We Advertise and Sell Standard
Makes at Legit i mate Prices
We Carry All Grades but Only the
Best in Each Grade
Universally acknowledged as the Standard of the World
IMPORTANT: We are exclusive Steinway dealers for the Pacific
Coast North of Tehachapi
The Emerson, Estey and JQurtzman
Excellent, medium grade pianos
JUso Several Inexpensive Makes ;?
Well worth the prices asked >
NOTE: Any medium grade or low-priced piano may be ex-
changed for a Steinway within three years, allowing the
the full purchase price paid : - \ ;\. ti '- . : ;
T-fie Cecilian Player T^iarin *^ • > ./ :
The most satisfactory Player at the price iK ; : ;
TERMS to accommodate when desired llPlli •-\u25a0. "
This house has a definite policy regarding goods and prices from
which it never deviates. Any article as expensive as a piano
which is taken into the home for a lifetime should be
: purchased only from a reliable^ establishment ; j
w^/llVyllllCill WWiCLy O\3 vJU.
Keaurny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
great deal of the spectacular and has
done an immense amount of good, con
servative advertising." .
\u25a0 Secretary .l Robertson,.' who has had
charge of \u25a0 the raisin campaign work,
today. gave a brief resume of the work
accomplished. .He said:- : .
* 'Last- year 'we; sent raisins to the
president, to cabinet members, to the
ships of thenavy 'and to the army.- •
This : y*ear the committee has di
rected its attention to those who.,
«ell * raisins. There is \u25a0no doubt
but that our move last year re- -
suited in good, for it made raisins
a regular ration in the army.
The committee .first enlisted the ;
. interest s of the bakers, newspapers
and grocery publications. Then the
-. members of the committee went g
after the wholesalp bakers, meeting
with great success. Finally .they
" directed their work to the whole-. |
sale grocers and the retail grocers.
-One thing we have noticed is the
need of education among those peo-. ,
pie whose business it is to make
bread. A leading Tennessee baker.
in writing to us. congratulated us
on our work, but wished to know
what raisin bread is.
One, and I might say almost the
.leading -factory in aiding the work
this year, has been the railroads.
Without them we could not have
carried out one-tenth part of the
advertising we have accomplished.
Another important factor which
has brought close to the homes of
the county the doctrine of the raisin
as an article of diet, 'has been the
work of the school childen. It is
estimated that more than 9,000 let
ters were sent out from the schools
. of this county. Added to 'that the
fraternal orders have helped out
largely and the labor unions this
year have entered heartily into the
work. We have sent out more than
2.000 letters to as njany labor or
ganizations throughout the coun
try. The churches have also as
i sisted materially.
One of the leading factors, how
ever, has been the efforts of the lo
cal merchants, who wrote thousands
of letters to wholesalers and manu
facturers throughout the country.
One particular feature in the re
turn correspondence we have had
this year is the hearty way in
which the merchants have re
sponded. Every one seemed to have
• a lasting remembrance of what we
had \u25a0 accomplished and expressed
themselves in the friendliest way.
The labors of the raisin day cora
• " mittee have been arduous. They
have been given unselfishly. There
•have been no" big salaries paid and
no junketings. Many leading busi
nessmen havi** left important mat
ters of busin-.i* alone for the time
being to help us in this great work.
Too much credit can not be given
to A_ Li. «Hobbs. chairman, and sev- .
eral of the other members of the
committee in this respect.
Raisins on Hotel Menus
Raisins in every variety are on the
menus of the big hotels and cafes of.
the city today. The use of the. fruit
is not confined to bread, cakes or pud
dings, but may -be obtained as a soup,
a sauce for meat, glaced anU in count
less" other forms. Many 'of "the hotels
will also give away as souvenirs boxes
of raisin candy.
The St. Francis hotel has constructed
a raisin arbor in the tapestry room.
It .is an affair seen oftener in th*
gardens of the wealthy than in the
interior of a hotel. It is made of
lattice work, green leaves and clusters
of, raisins. • ...
Victor Hirtzler. the chef of the St.
Francis, and James Lieb. maitre tl-hotel.
'have- prepared a special menu for the
.day. Ernest Arbogast, the chef of the
Palace. assisted by Victor Ueiter.
maftre d'hotel. has also made great
preparations to serve some.thius unique
•and in keeping with the day. Arthur
L<ogan, the. chef of the Strwart. has in
store many surprises for the Raisin »lay
dinner. Other hotels have m.art<? liko
preparations. The 'large cafes also
have, entered intolthe spirit f>f the day.
At . MalerbTs. 516 -Front street, .a, spe
cial lum-heon w.ili be served ; at 1
o'clock. The Ral?ln day commltte>;an
nouncrs that it is an event not-itor be
overlooked. \\ ... " -.-.""
WOULD WIDEN MOUTH Y
OF SACRAMENTO RIVER
Subject Is 1 to Be Discussed by
Drainage Convention- .
[Special Dispatch to The Call] : : • '"-'
' SACICAMEXTO.. April L'3.— ;V. .pp^f.i/iL
meetintj of tho Sacra.-ni«*nto chani : J>»rr of
commerce was held today. U> plan fo-c:
the trip to Rio Vista Katuritay.-Vv at-.;
tend the river and tlrainago.:.v.'.>nr>n.
tion. ', : t-.; 'i
A full attendance- of the comTnitt*^
from the fhamtwp wilt make th»: trij*
.to the down river point. . v ; .-» ' \u25a0 :-\u25a0-•
The proposition of raising t&6&3 for
the purchase of the lands ti> be nmV
demned In the wirlening of the moutli!
of the SacramentrK river will !>ft d»sr
cussed and definite plans d*»oi«l.pif upon. .
The city of Saoriimento; stands' .ready
to contribute |.>.00*..' toward, the", c^ use.
STANDARDIZATION OF t? :
FRUIT IS APPROVED
Shasta and Tchama Counties
[Special Dispatch to The CaU \ \ f-v^ \u25a0 ; C
RED BI^l'PF. April J3.— .XlQrc= : tharv
100 fruit growers from yhasta;:iiad Te-. '
hama ebttntlea m-ef liere this H.ft^rnoon;.;'.
and adopted the report of the -: special. •;
committee appointed at the last meet- .
ing several weeks ago. rffirardingr tho
standardization of fruit. The resotu- '•';.
tion conforms In e very respect to the
resolutions adopted in other section.-* of.:.
the state. State Horticultiiral l'om : '
mlssioner Jefferey was in attendance.
For 40 years tho best beverage whis
ky In or out «>f Kentucky and the must
largely imitated and Infringed. Old
Taylor yellow label, bottled in bond
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