Newspaper Page Text
Whole Complement of Thirty*
Seven Remaining Meas*
ures Are Approved
Final Action Taken by City
to Pave Way for Vote
On Charter Changes
At 1 o'clock this morning Mayor
Rolph. presiding over the board of su
pervisor?, discussing charter amend
"Dr. TVilcox and Mr. Arnold, do you
stake your reputations that this fran
chise amendment to the charter will do
•what it is intended to do, satisfy capi
tal to rome to the city and build, under
the indeterminate franchise plan, street
Dr. Delos F. Wlleox, the franchise ex
pert of Xew York, passed the answer up
to Bion J. Arnold, the traction expert.
"I believe capital will do it. If I had
money to build a railroad I would do it
under the terms of this franchise act.
It is sufficiently broad to enable capital
to come in. I can't guarantee that
capital will come in; there might be
some objection to the wage and hour
provisions of the amendment; but I
think capital will come in."
Wilcox then said: "I feel that the
amendment is thoroughly satisfactory:
that the franchise propositions will suit
capital and investors will feel that they
"It is imperative," said the mayor,
"that we pass this amendment tonight.
Under the charter amendments can only
be submitted every two years. If this
amendment does not feo on the ballot,
now, December 10, we shall have to
■wait two years before another fran
chise amendment can be passed. Capital
won't build railroads under the exist
ing laws, and we must have them before
the Panama-Pacific exposition and the
canal is opened and the city of San
Francisco takes its great strides for
In that spirit, after 1 o'clock this
morning the board of supervisors ap
proved and passed to print 37 amend
ments to the charter, all but the fran
chise amendment having been consid
ered previous to yesterday.
FRANCHISE MOST IMPORTANT
The franchise amendment was con
sidered the most important measure of
all. It provides in general for an In
determinate franchise in so much as
■while franchises for all public utilities
are granted originally for a term
of 25 years, but on a proper
showing that the utility has not
brought in the proper return on the
investment the life of the franchise
may be extended 15 years. It is pro
vided that the franchise and the util
ity may he taken over by the city on
conditions which protect the corpora
tion at any time during the life of the
franchise. The amendment also pro- j
vides for the resettlement of the con- j
ditions of existing franchises, with ex-j
tensions of 20 years in the life of ex
isting franchises conditions
which protect the interests of the city.
In all transactions regarding fran
chises the art of the supervisors has
to be submitted to the voters by refer
endum. The amendment provides ulti
mately for public ownership of all util
For a time last evening it seemed as !
if the charter amendment election set j
for December 10 might be postponed. I
Mayor Rnlph did not want so important
a measure as the franchise amendment
to be hurriedly passed. As it was first
submitted to the board yesterday j
morning, and there had been no time
for public debate on its provisions and
no time in which to discover by pop
ular discussion whether it would, in
the minds of the public, do what it was
designed to do, attract capital and pro
tect the city's interest, the mayor
would have preferred that the super
visors delay voting upon it until such
public discussion could be had.
\O DELAY FOR ELECTION
It was learned, however, that the char
ter election could not be delayed, as there
are three initiative propositions to
come before the voters and under the
law they must he submitted, by limita
tion, on December 10. Attorneys Matt
I. Sullivan, Cnrtlfl H. Lindley and Eus
tace Cullinan discussed the amendments
and offered suggestions for a way out
of the difficulty, but it was finally de
cided that the public franchise amend
ment be adopted and, as has been done
before. If serious and fatal faults be
found with it, it could be retired.
However, if the amendment is not
passed no other franchise amendment
can be submitted to the voters until
the fall of 1914.
Thirty-seven charter amendments
were finally approved and passed to
print by the supervisors last night be
fore they adjourned at 1:20 o'clock,
after sitting since 10 o'clock in the
The franchise amendment, which
caused the long session, was drafted by
Bion J. Arnold, the eastern traction ex
pert; Dr. Delos P. Wilcox, an eastern
expert on railway franchises, and E. A.
Walcott, secretary of the local advisory
committee on charter amendments.
Doctor Wilcox read the amendment,
after which it was discussed section bi
section. Mayor Rolph asked Doctor
Wilcox if he would invest capita! in a
street railway under the terms of the
proposed amendment, and the expert re
plied that he would.
PROVISIONS FOR OWNERSHIP
Ultimate municipal ownership of all
public utilities is provided for in the
amendment. The second clause of the
amendment provides that no exclusive
franchise for the construction or opera
tion of any public utility shall be
granted unless provision is made for the
extension of the service as the needs
of the people require and unless pro
vision is made for, the purchase of the
utility and property at the option of the
city. This section was adopted by the
board after considerable opposition
from E. P. E. Troy, who opposed so
many sections during the discussion
Supervisor MoLeran scored him for
The time limit for new franchises was
tixed at 25 years, except where the capi
tal invested has not been realized upon
at a reasonable profit in that period.
Should such a case arise the franchise
may be extended for an additional 15
years. At any time during this period
the city may terminate the franchise by
purchase or by securing a private pur
Franchises will be awarded to the
highest bidder, the basis of the bid
being the percentage of gross receipts
which the corporation agrees to pay
the city. The penalty for any substan
tial failure on the part of the grantee
to live up to the terms of the franchise
is forfeiture of the franchise and prop
erty to the city.
Attorney Johnson of the law and
legislative committee of. the Labor
council objected to a provision provid
ing that the supervisors should take
part in the arbitration and settlement
of disputes between corporations hold
ing franchises and employes. The ma
jority of the supervisors agreed with
Silver Wedding Celebrated
Native Couple Are Honored
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lynch,
rvho celebrated their silver wedding
Johnson and the clause was stricken
WHOLE DAY FOR DECISION
The question of new franchises oc
cupied all of the day session, both
morning and afternoon, and the even
i ing, from 8 o'clock to after 1, was de
j voted to a discussion of the resettle
ment of existing franchise questions.
It was provided that any resettle
ment franchise shall provide that the
I city may take over the utility on six
! months' notice, upon payment for the
! property taken over which is an actual
! part of the utility; that resettlement
j franchises shall make provision for the
extension and development of the util
ity: that no resettlement franchise shall
confer on the grantee the right to op
erate on the streets of the city for a
longer period than 20 years from the
date thereof unless provision be made
by the gradual reduction of the pur
i chase price which the city shall pay
j when it takes the utility over, it being
j understood that all resettlement fran-
I chises are granted with the aim that
the city shall ultimately own the util
There are many other provisions reg
uating the matter of granting resettle
ment franchises and the procedure by
which.the city may take possession of
A clause which caused much discus
sion referred to the establishment of
the eight hour day by the utilities, es
pecially as applying to platform men of
the street railroad corporations.
Supervisor Hocks introduced a reso
lution that the eight hour labor be per
formed within a period of 12 hours.
This was defeated, but it was provided
that the eight hour labor be performed
within 13 hours.
It was provided In the amendment
that if the city is not satisfied with
the management and operation of a
utility conducted under a resettlement
franchise, and the city Is not in a posi
tion to take over the utility, a licensee
can be named by the supervisors, sub
ject to the approval of the electorate,
as determined by referendum vote, the
licensee to operate the utility. It was
contended in opposition to this pro
vision that it would afford opportunity
for a big corporation to create senti
ment against a smaller competitor and
gobble it up, but the experts said that
this could not happen.
The proposed amendment giving the
supervisors more specific power in the
construction of tunnels, subways and
viaducts was approved after the board
of supervisors decided to strike out
the section providing for the exemption
of city property from tunnel assess
To provide additional funds for the
proposed Carnegie library building an
amendment was approved, empowering
the supervisors to sell the 3% per cent
library bonds below par. The bonds
have proved unsalable at 3%. The
amendment will permit the sale of the
$900,000 lot at a price which will net
the purchaser 4*4 per cent.
In order that the tax collector may
have more clerks during the busy
period an amendment was approved,
providing for 30 clerks at $150 a month
and setting aside $10,000 as the limit
which may be expended for additional
clerks at salaries of $100 each.
A proposed amendment providing for
the creation of a city planning com
mission was approved, hut sections fix
ing salaries of certain employes of
the commission were stricken out.
MARIN COUNTY'S VOTE
ON THE AMENDMENTS
Free Textbook and Consolidation
Measures Well Supported
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Nov. 7.—Complete un
official returns of the vote in Marin
county as given out by County Clerk
Robert Graham sho»v the following fig
ures on the a-nendments:
No. 1 (making irrigation bonds
security for public moneys)—-Yes,
3,082; no, 1.091.
No. 2 (to supply free textbooks to
elementary schools) —Yes, 3,006; no,
No. 3 (providing for appointment
of registrar of voters in each coun
ty)— Yes, 1,336; no, 2,471.
No. 4—Fixing: salaries and fees of
registrars of voters) —Yes, 1.300 •
No. 5 (designating registrar of
voters and dealer of weights and
measures) —Yes. 1,380; no, 2.2R4.
No. <> (allowing consolidation of
cities of certain combined popula
tion)— Yes, 2,711; no, 1.441.
No. 7 (providing for state racing
commission, permitting parl mutuel
betting)— Yes, 1,308; no, 2,205.
Nβ. S (permitting home rule in
taxation, various counties) — Yes,
877: no. 2.024.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 19.12.
Daniel and Mrs. Lynch
Given Big Party By
The silver wedding anniversary of
two native born San Franciscans, mar
ried in St. Patrick's church 25 year*
ago, was celebrated Wednesday evening,
when Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lynch of
1334 Hayes street were the guest 3of
honor at a dinner and party given by
their oldest daughter, Mrs. George Mc-
The twenty-fourth birthday of their
oldest son, Daniel Lynch Jr., also was
celebrated at the same time. Mr. and
Mrs. Lynch have seven children, Dan
iel Lynch Jr., Mrs. George McDougall,
Jewel, Mary, Margaret, John and James
Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs. John Mc-Cabe, and Mrs Julia Me-
Leod, relatives of the family, and the
following friends. Miss L. Zlmmer, Mr.
and Mrs. K. F. Pelltier, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. W. ApHn, Mr.
and Mrs. E. O'Neill. Mrs. Cecelia Saas,
Edward, Leslie and Jessie Saas and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Staples.
VIRGINIA FOLTZ TO
MARRY L.B. MARTIN
Friends of Miss Virginia Foltz. niece
of Attorney Samuel Shortridge and
former star in "Madame Sherry." the
musical comedy, were surprised yes
terday to learn that the young woman
was in Xew York purchasing her
trousseau for her marriage to Leslie
Martin Is a Los Angeles millionaire
and secretary of the Realty Seaboard
company of San Francisco. The wed
ding will take place In Los Angeles
Miss Foltz is a California girl and
the daughter of Clafa Foltz. the first
woman attorney to be admitted to the
bar of this state. She Is the sister of
David Foltz, a former newspaper man
now retired and living in San Jose, and
a niece of former Senator C. W. Short
One of Miss Foltz , first professional
appearances was In "Babes in Toyland,"
when it received its initial production
in New York. As Pepinta, the Spanish
girl, in "'Madame Sherry," she played
more than 300 times.
PLOT IN THE CEMENT
TRUST IS BARED
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE, Nov. 7.—A secret agree
ment styled a subsidiary contract be
tween former State Engineer Nat El
lery and Fred Figel. a cement dealer of
San Jose, came to light today, showing
an effort on the part of Figel to hood
wink the cement trust, from which he
obtained his supplies, and Ellery's
consent to that plan, which called for
a misleading entry in state records.
The agreement was submitted in evi
dence during the trial of the case of
Figel against the state. Figel claims
55,386.06 for cement supplied on the
state normal Job, and the state in a
counter claim asks for $5,102.35, assert
ing Figel has fallen down on a con
tract and It has had to buy cement in
the open market and pay this amount
in excess of what it would have had to
The Cowell Lime and Cement com
pany has been joined with Figel by
the state in its answer and cross com
plaint, but the corporation alleges
Figel is not its agent, but buys his
AUTO LICENSES ARE
ISSUED FOR STATE
SACRAMENTO. Nov. 7.—The follow
ing are the automobile registrations
86032—L. J. Madern. Seventh and X streets.
S.in Plpro; Studohak»r.
86033—San Diepri Cias and Electric company, 935
Sixth B*R«t, Sun Diego: Ford.
S6O34—E. E. Anderson. Salivas, Monterey eoan
fififW.V—W. 11. MacMepkin. Salinas; Orerland.
81)036— Harris Hiliebrand company. 14S Central
avenue. Ix* Angeles: Overland.
86087—Lasrio Garcia. Santa Margarita, San
I.vis Obispo county: Studebaker.
r«OS8 —G. C. Kuqua, 321 North El Dorado street,
S6O39—R. L. QuisenhTry, Monarch foundry,
86040—8. H. Noack. 1024 South San Joaquin
street, Stockton; StiidebHker.
R6O4I—E. B. Theodore. 1173 Alexandria avenue,
Los Angeles; Oldsmobile.
86042 —Mrs. E. C. Ross, 823 Twenty-eeeonfi
street, San Diego; Ford.
SRO43—M. .1. Sweeney, 202 West Cypress street,
86044 —Street department, city of Pasadena; no
86045— Mrs. G. C. Mott. 3365 Front street, San
86046—Mrs. X. Fassler. 101R Clark street, Santa
86047 —Rosamond Temple. 903 Spring street,
Snnta Rosa; Rambler.
BGO4S —Joseph J. Reid, San Bernardino; Buick.
80040— W. J. Shearer, Eaeanto, San Diego
BOOSTS AND KICKS FOR
VAN NESS AY. RAILWAY
The Mission Promotion association
filed with the supervisors yesterday an
indorsement of the project to construct
an "ornamental" street railway in Van
Ness avenue as a cross town exten
sion of the Geary street road.
A communication was received from
the Outdoor Art league in opposition
to any railway in Van Ness avenue.
A hearing was given by the board of
works to representatives of various
firms dealing in patent pavement ma
terial, but no action leading to the
use of any such material on city streets
IS DEEP IN TOILS
CHICAGO, Nov. 7.—Jack Johnson, the
prize fighter, was arrested by federal
officers tonight charged with violation
of the Mann act. His arrest followed
the return by the federal grand jury
of an indictment charging him with
having caused the transportation of
Belle Schreiber, a white woman, 26
years old, from Pittsburg to Chicago,
August 10, 1910, for an unlawful pur
YVjlliam F. Clark, captain. Fourth cavalry to
major. Second cavalry; Jotia S. E. Young flm
lipiitenaut. Thirteenth cavalry, to captain. Eighth
cavalry; John G. Queekemeyer, second lieutenant
Kifth cavalry, to first lieutenant. Thirteenth cay-
Captatn Douglag MaeArthur, engineers, i> re
lieved from duty at the army service schools,
Fort Leavenwortb, and will report here to the
chief of engineers for duty.
Captaiu Max G. Tyler, engineer*, is relieved
from duty under Major Frederick W. Altetaetter
to take effect about I>eceniber 15, ami will report
to Fort Leavenworth fftr duty ax instructor Iα the
department of engineering.
HORACE HILL DEAD
IN NEW YORK CITY
Former S. F. Clubman Came
'Round the Horn in 1852;
Was Truly a Pioneer
Horace L. Hill, a former well known
resident of San Francisco, and a mem
ber of the Pacific Union, Bohemian and
McCloud River clubs, died at his home
at 135 East Sixty-sixth street, New
York city, Wednesday evening at the
age of 74 years. His relatives in San
Francisco are his brother. Major Harry
Craig Hill, a member of the Pacific
Union club, who lives at the Baldwin
apartments in Polk street, and his sis
ter, Mrs. Robert Beck, living at the
Somerset apartments In Pine street,
widow of the late Major Beck, formerly
of Sacramento. Besides his widow he
leaves one son, Horace L. Hill Jr., of
Nfw York city, a writer for Munsey's
Hill's father took up a ranch in So
noma county in 1850, and he and his
brother camp from Pennsylvania when
only boys by ship through the straits
of Magellan to San Francisco in 1852.
Hill grew up on this ranch and later
came f> San Francisco to enter the
brokerage office of Milton S. Latham.
During- the sixties lie went to Siberia
with a trading party headed by "Wil
liam Burling. On his return he en
tered a brokerage office run by F! Kil
gour, later becoming his partner. In
1883 he retired from this business and
devoted himself to handling his own
investments and securities. Previous
to the fire his home WMi at Laguna and
Sacramento streets. Since that time
he has lived in New York.
liant affairs of the day.
Hilirheldf office f as; county I supervisor
for a; shprt; time 'in•; the _ latei
Besides; Major Hill»and
leaves l another sister, 1 ; Mrs. .Alice T Patr
terson ,Qf -Eaaton,,' Pa.;, and ;two other
brothers'/ Robert "C. ; and ' Nathaniel -D.
Hill sof - Port Town send.; Wash. ;";"^:
MOTHER TOSSES BABY
TO FATHER TO SAVE IT
Mrs. Rippon Falls in Trench;
Mrs. Elise Rippon, 30 years old, of
601< Mission street is lying at the park \
emergency hospital in a serious condi
tion as the result of an accident last
night. Her 6 months old infant was
saved from harm by the mother's pres
ence of mind.
Mrs. Rippon, accompanied by her hus
band, was returning from a visit to
friends late last night. They got off
the car at the corner of Golden State
and Holloway avenues. Mrs. Rippon
insisted on carrying the baby.
The couplf were walking along the
sidewalk when Mrs. Rippon made a
misstep, falling several feet Into a deep
trench dug. for gas piping. As she fell
.she tossed the infant to her- husband,
who caught the baby by one finger.
The child was unharmed.
The park hospital ambulance was
summoned and the injured woman was
rushed to the operating table, where it
was found she was suffering from a
dislocated hip, severe contusions and I
internal injuries. Her condition is re
garded as serious.
OPEN TRENCHES CAUSE
ACCIDENTS TO HORSES
Society Will Compel Contractors
to Erect Barriers
The 1,-rge number of accidents to
horses, either from falling into open
trenches or unprotected excavations,
has prompted the San Francisco Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ajii
mals publicly to announce that here
after the society will prosecute all con
tractors who fail to erect barriers.
In a statement issued by the society
s'esterday it is shown that It has been
necessary for the society's ambulance to
respond to 44 accident cases in the last
month to remove disabled animals. The
latest accident of this kind occurred
yesterday, when two horses attached to
a beer wagon of the Grace Bottling
company fell into a sewer trench at
Beale and Bryant streets and were ex
tricated with great diculty.
Officers Hennessy and H. C. McCurrle
of the society spent yesterday after
noon listing other locations where street
excavations are not properly protected
and where they believe ordinance 868 is
NAVY SUPPLIES CLERK
BARES SOUND FRAUDS
Convicted Official Gives Proof
Against Store Keeper
SEATTLE, Nov. 7.-— J. A. Kettlewell.
former chief clerk in the navy pay
office and who ha.v already served a
sentence for participation in the navy
yard supply frauds, was the principal
witness today in the trial of Edwin F.
Meyer, former storekeeper at the Puget
sound navy yard, accused of defrauding
the government in connection with sup
Kettlewell told of one instance when
he and Meyer bought 5.500 pounds of
ferromanganese in the open market in
the east at cents a pound and dis
posed of the entire lot, double the quan
tity needed at the navy yard, to the
government at 11.95 cents a pound.
Kettlewell issued requisitions for
supplies and passed on the bids.
LOS ANGELES WOMAN
HELD HERE FOR THEFT
Visitor Accused of Stealing Ring
From Local iMan
Mrs. Ethel Perkins, alias Brown, who
says she lives In Los Angeles, was ar
rested yesterday by Detective Timothy
Bailey on a charge of grand larceny.
J. S. Harrison, -426 Sacramento street,
accuses the woman of stealing a ruby
ring valued at $"0 from him.
Mrs. Perkins denied she had stolen
the ring, but paid that she had been
wearing It and had lost it. Bailey
caught her attempting to tear up a
After pasting It together, Bailey
went to the ferry, where he obtained
a guitar which Mrs. Perkins had
checked for Los Angeles. Inside the
guitar Bailey found the ring.
California-Stanford Football Game
Take the Key Route—the college
students' favorite line.—Advt.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
J Signature of (^O^jfj^^^f
Students Will Present Play
Young Women for Star Roles
Clever Talent Shown
By Mills College
OAKLAND. Nov. 7.—"The Canterbury
Pilgrims," by Percy Mackaye, will be
the offering of the Mills college stu
dents Friday evening, November 15, in
The cast has nearly 60 parts and the
principaJ roles will be assumed by
young women who have shown talent
In other productions.
Miss Catherine Wood will appear as
Johanna. The music has been carefully
selected and will be characteristic of
the period in melody and spirit.
The costuming has been arranged by
Miss Alice Anderson and will reflect the
time of Chaucer. Miss Anderson is a
prominent art student and has exhib
ited skill in her allotted task.
Garnet Holme, who is known in lit
erary and dramatic circles, will act as
critic and coach for the production.
Holme is well equipped for his part.
Mills college students have staged
several successful plays, among them
Bernard Shaw's "Dark Lady" and Ed
mund Rostand's "Romancers."
FAILS TO GET LOOT;
Robber Flees When Conductor
Yells for Help
On the midnight trip yesterday from
the Polk street terminus, an unidenti
fied highwayman attempted to rob Ben
jamin Martin, conductor of a Pacific
street cable car at Van Ness avenue. The
man paid his fare and when the car
was about to stop he sprang at the
conductor and attempted to snatch his
coin belt. Martin cried for help and
the holdup man fled.
Jewelry valued at $350 was stolen
yesterday from the room of Mrs. C.
Marks, Bellevue hotel, by a porch
A diamond ring- worth $100 was
stolen 'yesterday from the home of Mrs.
H. F. Smith, 72 Commonwealth street.
The room of Jung Mong Sang, 874
Washington street, was entered by
burglars yesterday and articles worth
Two masked men held up Albert
Schwesir-, 331 Jersey street, early yes
terday morning at Jackson and San
some streets and robbed him of a
watch and $50 in gold.
I !|)l)88|S!Su! If
I Without that'MlM 1
I Taste op Odor |
yt That offensive taste and odor in some beers is easily avoided.
% Light starts decay even in pure beer. Dark glass gives the best
protection against light.
I "While beer quickly deteriorates when it is
; <2 exposed to direct sunlight, such deterioration, j&gSZSb.
$) although greatly retarded, will eventually take ufwffh
place in diffused light.*** Beer exposed to the MillWll
rays of the sun will very quickly acquire the PySSf
g so-called * skunk taste , . ,, H^Tb
M Extract from Proceedings of the Second International Brewers* Con- IB
gress held in Chicago October 19-21, 1911. Vol. 1, page 300. if 1 : -|
We have adopted every invention, every idea that If iffil
could make for purity. || MWm
\ The Brown Bottle is only another step in Schlitz |j|[!| MS I
p: Our beer was first brewed in a hut. Today our HM, ' *'
agencies dot the earth. Our output exceeds a million s&§b
% More and more people every year are drinking I'kmT^Tlb^B\
n Schlitz. Why don't you? ' " .# 0&
§ Sherwood & Sherwood V /7'^lr W Wk \
I 4X-47 Beale Street. v tomdid Schhtz." | |
That Made Milwaukee Famous
Miss Catherine garbed in
! the role of Johanna in the Chaucer
! play "The Canterbury) Pilgrims."
PHONE GIRLS ATTACKED
BY MAN HIDING ON PORCH
i Police Baffled in Hunt for Mis
Miss Margaret chief oper
ator at the Mission station of the Pa
cific Telephone and Telegraph company
in Capp street between Twenty-fifth
and Twenty-sixth streets, and Miss
Ethel Cramer, her assistant, were at
ta<-kf>d by an unidentified man at 3:30
o'clock yesterday morning on the rear
porch of the telephone building.
The young women, after working all
night, went to the porch to get the air.
Miss McCann saw a man hiding on
the porch and screamed. The man, de
scribed as being young and wearing a
light suit of clothes, sprang upon her
and placed his hand over her mouth.
Miss Cramer ran screaming into the
telephone office, where four other girls
Several of the girls fainted and a
panic ensued. The prostrate form of
Miss McCann was found on the second
floor. Phe had fainted. No trace of
the man could be found.
Miss McCann lives at 25 Montezuma
PEOPLE SHARPEN AX
FOR SEATTLE MAYOR
Recall Petitions, Containing
24,000 Names, Are Filed
SEATTLE, Nov. 7.—A petition calling
for the recall of Mayor George F. Cot
terill, containing nearly 24,000 names,
was filed in the comptroller's office to
day. Circulation of the recall petition
was begun a few days after Mayor
j Cotterill took office last spring and for
months men and women on prominent
street corners accosted passersby,
asking them to sign. The petitions
were also circulated in saloons and
The work of checking the petitions
will be begun tomorrow to make sure
I that the signatures are those of elec
tors. Sixteen thousand five hundred
names are necessary for a recall elec
tion. The city council must call an
election not sooner than 30 days after
the comptroller certifies the sufficiency
of the petition, and not later than 40
days from such certification. Ten days
are allowed by law for checking them
and 60 men will do the work.
It is alleged Mayor Cotterill is in
competent and unfit, that he has shown
himself lacking in executive ability
and moral courage: that he suffers
certain persons and certain institu
tions to interfere in police matters,
that he has failed and refused, appar
ently because of his obligations to
certain clerical politicians and certain
socialist agitators, to protect citizens
of Seattle in their constitutional rights
and to enforce proper respect for the
TO CORPORAL O'KEEFE
Servant John J. O'Meara. chief clerk
to Chief White, yesterday filed charges
with the police commission against
Corporal William D. O'Keefe of the
Richmond station, accusing him of in
efficiency. O'Meara alleges that
O'Keefe, during the last 22 months, has
been absent 117 days, due to Illness.
The complaint also says that O'Keefe
"is careless, weak and negligent in his
work and his tone and discipline as a
superior officer has not been in con
formity with the rules and regulations
of the department."
POLICE TRANSFERRED—Corpora 1 Loo Is ftf* of
the Richmond station was yestprrlny trans
ferred to duty with the traffic siquafl to take
the place of Corporal Charles fiofl. appointed
Wednesday to command the China ton-n squad.
Chief White also transferred the followins po
licemen to the traffic squad: J. C. Orofton,
harbor station; James Wall. Ingleside station:
H. H Cbamberlin. Ingleslde station; Irs E.
Randall. Bush station; W. E. Rakestraw,
southern station, and J. J. Cannon, southern