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AT CORT THEATER
San Francisco Musicians Under
Henry Hadley Play Russian
Rendition of Rachmaninoff's
Masterpiece Unfolds Delight
ful Harmony at Matinee
The impropriety of correct criticism
would be, it seems to me. more flagrant
and even worse than abysmal ignorance
in the face of the Russian symphony
that Henry Hadley wafted over the
steppes of our uncultivated frontiers
of music yesterday afternoon. To make
myself plain, faultfinding would be a
gratuitous task and as futile as thank
less in view of the superb offering: of
>05-terday afternoon when the San
Francisco symphony orchestra played
Sergei Rachmaninoff's, second sym
phony under Hadley's direction at the
Cort theater. During its vivid un
folding- I do not mind confessing that
I, for one, felt a sense of deepest grati
tude to the forces in town that have
made this symphony season possible,
and a particular sense of gratitude for
the extraordinary offering of Russian
YEARS OF PLEASURE LOST
Indeed, in the second movement,
when Hadley was whipping his instru
mentalists along, with his agile batin,
through a dizzy maze of Byzantine
harmonies, and holding his players to
the highly decorative pattern of the
score. I resented with bitterness the
years that have rolled over this city's
youthful head wherein no symphony
music has been heard. So splendid was
fa« presentation of the extraordinarily
difficult work by the local symphony
orchestra that one wondered what
might not have been achieved by this
time, had Hadley ventured this way a
decade ago. 1 understand that but
four rehearsals were had in the Rach
maninoff composition. It seems incon
c«.'vab!e, but It is, 1 dare say, quite
tW •. In four rehearsals this tre
m»Tdonsly difficult score, in which
m-Ted rhyt-vns, unusual harmonies and
st ?-rTge color combinations are found
.n every bar of the composition, has
b««.. worked out into a coherent whole;
«i cohesive, in fact, as Beethoven's
AUMEVCE GIVES APPROVAL
Rachmaninoff does not merely repeat
motives and themes in order to prove
that he hasn't forgotten he is writing
a symphony. Jj,e constructs organical
ly and the repetitions, augmentations
and diminutions grow out of his sub
ject matter as an argument is built
upon Itself. This sense of the compact
was borne admirably to us on the tip
of Hadley's baton, and the audience
did well when it insisted on demon
strating to the members of the orches
tra. Individually and collectively, the
warmth of its approval: Hadley ac
knowledged his own indebtedness to
the instrumentalists by a courteous
•wave of the hand and an invitation to
his men to rise and accept the enthus
iastic praise of the hearers. This hap
pened at the close of the second move
ment of the Rachmaninoff symphony.
AMERICANS UNDERSTAND MUSIC
Ii aeems singular, but it is true, that
Hadley. the leader, is more at home in
tee turgidities of Russian music than
in any other. Similarly it seems that
American auditors untrained to sym
phony, take quicker to the composi
tions that flow from the Neva than to
those that come from the Thames, the
Seine or the Danube. It is not the
fatalistic quality of Rachmaninoff or
Tschaikowsky that appeals to the Amer
ican auditor, I suspect, so much as it
is the elaborate coloring of their com
positions, their nervous energy and
their congenially rapid flow. Hadley
has an intimate ear for the beauties of
the Russian school of music and I hope
he will give us a chance to hear an
other Rachmaninoff composition—his
symphonic poem, "Isle of the Dead,"
S. Coleridge Taylor's "The Bam
boula," a rhapsodic dance, sounded to
my ears somewhat "manufactured*'
after the extravagancies of Rachma
ninoff's limitless inventiveness. But
the Wagner number that closed the
program, was done with dignity, nobil
ity and fervor. It was the Siegfried
funeral march —the greatest epic in
PROGRAM WAS DELIGHTFUL
The program from beginning to end
was a musical delight, disarming criti
cism and holding forth hope for even
greater things to come.
our orchestra "arrived" in the Rach
The popular concert to be given to
morrow afternoon at the Cort theater
will be made more notable by a pre
sentation of Wolf-Ferrari's one act
opera. "The Secret of Suzanne." which
will be sung and played by Andreas
Dippel's artists' from the Chicago Grand
Opera company. In the evening the
work will be repeated at the Cort thea
ter and will be preluded by a concert,
the soiolsts of which will be from the
Dippel roster of operatic stars.
FOOTPADS ROB VICTIM
OF HIS HAT AND SHOES
Also Relieve Him of Purse Con
Five thugs, after they had held up
and robbed Frank Lucas, 632 Sacra
mento street, early yesterday morning,
1.1 Jackson street near Sansome, com
pelled the victim to take off his shoes'
and hat and give them over. The hold
up men also took Lucas' purse, con
Burglars broke into the saloon of
Meyer and Everson, Stuart and Market
streets and stole $20 from the cash
Porchcllmbers entered the home of
Mrs. Sol Rosenblum, 1538 Lake street,
yesterday and stole jewelry wofth $169.
While visiting saloons along the
Barbary coast, Lawrence Keith. 25
Homestead street, was robbed by pick
pockets early yesterday morning of a
purse containing $450.
Mrs. F. W. Babcock and her niece.
Miss R. Gagan, living at 745 Bush
street, reported to the police yester
day that burglars entered her apart
ments and stole jewelry worth $300.
Two youthful foofpads held up J.
T. Morgan, 667 Fourth avenue, at
Fourth avenue and C street Thursday
ng and robbed him of $18 and his
Mrs. T. K. Holsman, Keystone apart
ments, Hyde and Washington streets,
ibbed of an assortment of jew
ALFRED MOSELY TO SPEAK—Alfred Merely,
IX. D., of i/>ndon. the well known philanthro
pist and writer, win speak before the Coinrnon
b at Us weekly luncheon tomorrow
■ X at Ibe Palace hotel. The subject
rtor Moaely'a talk will be "Tbe i'resent
Crisis in Europe."' Mosclv Is one of the wealth
iest m*n in England anf> came Into prominence
piany years ago with the discovery w f the dia
ttiond fields in Suuta Africa.
Dr. Adelaide Brown,
Who Is Advocating
City Local Option
San Francisco Center Will De
vote Luncheon to Discussion
of Proposed Measure
In keeping wfth the policy of the
San Francisco center to hear both sides
of every public question of importance,
a luncheon devoted to the subject of
district local option has been arranged
for next Tuesday, to be held at the St.
Rev. Charles F. Aked, who assisted
in framing the charter amendment on
lo' % ;il option, which will be voted on De
cember 10, will support the affirmative
in a debate on the subject, "Resolved.
That San Francisco Adopt District
Local Option," and Andrea Sbarboro.
president of the Bank of Italy and a
leader in the development of the grape
and wine industry in California, will
speak against the amendment.
Dr. Adelaide Brown, who has inter
ested herself in behalf of the amend
ment, will act as chairman of the lunch
eon, which will begin promptly at 12
o'clock. Members and nonmembers
may secure tickets at the headquarters
of the center, 220 Post street.
The local option amendment was
framed by members of Dr. Aked's
church, aided by a committee of busi
ness and professional men from all
walks of life. Many real estate men
are Interested in the passage of the
measure, as they believe it will make
possible the competition of established
residence districts with new tracts
which are put on the market with
On the other hand, the measure is
earnestly opposed by many who do not
believe It offers a solution of the liquor
problem. Both sides have able cham
pions in the speakers chosen to de
bate the question next Tuesday.
OFFICIAL CITY RETURNS
GIVE T. R. GAIN OF 38
Near Fistic Battle Between the
Watchers at Count
Next to the announcement of the
official returns of the presidential elec
tion in this city hy the election com
mission yesterday, which gave Roose
velt a gain of 3S votes over the semi
official count, interest centered in a
near battle between Louis Mooser, rep
resenting the democrats, and James
B. Savers of the progressive watchers.
Sayers' attempt to wring an admis
sion from Mooser elicited a retort that
moved Savers to suggest adjournment
and fisticuffs. Mooser's acceptance of the
invitation was canceled by Commis
sioner George Uhl. who ruled the
diversion out of order.
Registrar Zemansky stated that
while the Roosevejt watchers asserted
various errors in the semiofficial
count had made a difference of 70 votes
In their favor, his figures gave Roose
velt but 38 votes more than were shown
by the semiofficial tally. One precinct
failed to return the vote for Wallace.
Roosevelt elector, amounting to 32
votes. Other totals were carried out
incorrectly on the semiofficial tally
sheets. The election commission spent
the forenoon hearing and deciding the
claims and contests of the progressives
and democrats present, and in the aft
ernoon completed the final count.
Roosevelt's vote in San Francisco as
polled by Wallace was 35.610 and Wil
son's, per Griffin. 48,937.
For superior judge, Graham received
71,443, Coffey 66,763, Mogan 60,968,
Lawlor 54,980, ShortaU 54,310.
WELLER LEARNS WHAT'S
WHAT IN WOMEN'S TiATS
Judge Halts Witness to Ask
Shop Terms' Meanings
From Miss Barbara Kelly, a sales
woman employed by an ostrich feather
establishment. Police Judge Weller yes
terday became acquainted with shop
terms in vogue where costly women's
hats are adorned.
Miss Kelly, who recently proved to
be as brave as she is pretty wheti she
pursued two men who came into the
store and ran out with several costly
plumes, testified against George Mc-
Farland and John McCormick, charged
with the robbery.
Such terms as goros, fans, fancies,
sprays, trees, bandeaus, aigrettes and
sprigs were used by Miss Kelly In 'ex
plaining to Judge Weller what the men
stole. Weller interrupted frequently
to inquire into the meaning of the
The case was continued until Mon
GREAT HIGHWAY STRIP
EXCLUDED BY COUNCIL
Land Not to Be Acquired in
The purchase of an additional strip
of property on the Great Highway, ad
jacent to the Sutro property, can not
be included in the purchase of Sutro
lands which the voters will decide at
the December bond election.
The supervisors' lands and tunnels
committee decided yesterday that the
suggestion of the Oceanside Improve
ment association could not be incor
porated in the purchase because of
lack of time.
Indorsement of the Sutro purchase
was received from the Recreation
League of San Francisco.
A request that steps be taken for
the construction of a tunnel through
the Folsom street hill will be con
CORONER BLAMES DEAD ENGlNEEß—Bridge
port, Conn.. Nor. l.V—-The coroner's finding to
day on the wreck of the Springticld express in
Wcsip.HT October :>. in which seven -persons
were ki'led. declare* the dead engineer waß
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
SPEED KINGS' WAR
GOES TO COURT
Moross Seeks Injunction to Pre
vent Oldfieid's Meet at
LEON J. PINKSON
A new twist in the controversy be-,
tween Barney Oldfield and Bob Bur
man as to who is really the speed king
developed yesterday wh&n E. A.
Moross, Burman's manager, filed a peti
tion in the superior court asking for
an injunction restraining Oldfield frpm
making his appearance at Tanforan to
Moross alleges that when Oldfleld
sold him the Blitzen Benz and 100
horsepower Darracq racing cars in San
Antonio in 1910 he agreed to retire
from the racing game, and to substan
tiate this allegation Moross is exhibit
ing a signed statement, which reads as
San Antonio. Tex.. Feb. 25. HMO.
1 hereby agree to sell to E. A. Morosa my
rocing outfit, known at* the 200 hp. Blirzen
Eenz and the 100 hp.i Darracq, giving him a
clear bill of sale of the Blitzen Benz. upon the
payment of $10,500. Moross also agrees to secure
me with personal notes and a chattel mortgage
of $2,600 to cover balance on the Darracq. I
agree to allow Morns* to dedwt from all snms
due me any expenses he Is 4>nt to in putting
the Blitzen Benz In good running order in the
way of new [tarts or labor.
Morosa agrees to pay over the $10,500 (ten
thousand five hundred dollars! immediately after
he has had mechanical experts inspect* the
Blitzen Benz and pass on it a* to whether it will
l>e possible to repair the car and my guarantee
ing that it can be done in first class condition.
10 selling the above outfit of racing cars It Is
my intention to retire from automobile racing,
and 1 hereby agree not to buy another Benz
for racing purposes, and I agree not to buy
any other racing car of larger piston displace
ment than the Benz. I agree to turn over my
railroad car lease if agreeable tn the present
owner of the car. BARNEY OLPFIELD.
E. A. MOROSS.
The petition for the injunction has
been assigned to Judge J. M. Seawell's
says: "I have refrained from begin
ning a suit for a year and would not
have done so now had not Oldfield made
statements derogatory to Burman and
my cars. The only condition that I
wiil now let up on Oldfield is that he
give Burman a race and that he must
race in competition at the regular race
distances. I tried to enter Burman
in the Tanforan meef, but failing will
now compel Oldfield to appear at my
meet at Emeryville if he wants to con
tinue in the racing game."
Discussing the petition to restrain
him from racing at Tanforan tomor
row, Oldfield said last night:
"After consulting with Attorney
Frank J. Hennessy, I am convinced
that the court will decide against
Moross at every point. 1 have held all
along that Burman was afraid to meet
me or match speed against my car.
Realizing I would put the mile record
still farther down In the 'cellar,'
Moross played the baby act and tried
to take advantage of a technicality in
a bill of sale I made him a couple of
years ago. when a magneto concern
bought my discarded Benz machine for
Burman and Moross.
"I feel keenly this sort of a deal
here in my home state. I live In Los
Angele-s. Nine years ago I brought
the first racing car ever seen In Cali
fornia to San Francisco and raced it ir,
record time. I have given the best 1
had in stock every time I have raced
here since then.
"For Moross to apply for an injunc
tion at this late hour is a confession
of unfairness. Tf the judge will permit
me, I'll show those fellows more speed
Sunday than they ever heard of in the
high grass where they've been rac
Oldfield is planning to hold a meet at
Sacramento today and unless the court
proceding prevent he will pull off the
same program at Tanforan tomorrow
that was scheduled for last Sunday.
Good Road* BUI Defeated In Ore
gon—A. YV. Strowger, treasurer of the
Covey Motor Car company of Portland,
Ore., is in the city, being a guest of
Henry L. Hornberger, general manager
of the Oakland Motor company. Strow
ger, who is one of the good road en
thusiasts of Oregon, is bemoaning the
fate of one of the good roads bills that
was presented at the recent election. In
speaking of this, he says:
"The citizens of Oregon turned down
the state highway appropriation. In
fact, they turned down every amend
ment that called for the expenditure
of money. As far as the state is con
cerned there will be no good roads now
done until after another election is
held. They did. however, vote to allow
counties to issue bonds for road work,
but this is not of any importance, for
before bonds can be issued they will
have to be voted upon by the county
citizens, and by the last election It can
easily be seen that there will be no
chance of carrying the point that way.
"The automobile business is exceed
ingly good in the northwest, and if it
continues to increase as it has done in
the last'l2 months, it looks as if at an
election held next year the good roads
issue might be carried- by the extra
backing of increased motor car owners."
* * #
Many Overland Deliveries^—Although
some business men are complaining of
hard times it is hard to realize that
such Is the case from the reports along
"Automobile row." especially the one
made by J. W. Leavitt. the head of the
company that is agent for the Overland
cars. Leavitt says: "Up to the pres
ent time we have received about 1,000
of the 1913 Overland cars, and of this
number the factory has shipped us
about 450 cars this month: In reports
lust received from our out of town
agents and our branch houses we find
that there Is not a car held on hand
or one that remains unsold, and we
have a number of orders for the cars
that are on the road. This is the first
time since we received the sample copy
of the 1913 cars that we have been
able to make immediate delivery. We
will not be able to enjoy this pleasure
very long, as many of our agents are
ordering shipments for the early part
# * #
Hajae* Factory Man for Valley Serv
ice—A factory man of the Haynes Au
tomobile company has gone to Fresno
to take charge of the Haynes service
department recently organized there for
the benefit of San Joaquin valley
Haynes owners. It is the theory of
the Haynes officials that any owner can
be made so well acquainted with his
oar that engine troubles, which usually
arise from ignorance of the construction
of the engine on the part of the driver,
can be virtually eliminated. For this
reason a man versed in every detail
of Haynes motors and running gear
has been sent into the valley region.
* # *
Hudson Six for Oil Expert—D. M. de
Long of Oakland and Coalinga, a min
ing and oil expert, was the first man
on the coast to receive a Hudson seven
passenger, six cylinder car, although
many have been ordered and are coming
from the factory. An hour from the
time the first car was unloaded at the
freight sheds on its arrival here, De
Long was at the wheel and hitting it
up for Coalinga.
* ♦ *
Studebaker Touring; Expenae—John
Huebsch of Milwaukee and his Stude
baker "20" recently finished a 3,600
mile trip through the east and return.
It being a business trip—.Huebsch
called on more than 200 customers—he
kept close track of his expenses. These
were Mmited to gasoline, oil and two
tire repairs. The grand total averaged
exactly one and two-tenth cents a mile.
ELECTRIC COMPANY SEEKS FRANCHISE—
Stockton. Nov. 15. 1> Or© Electric company,
which for some time has been endeavoring to
get into Stockton and San Joaquin county,
has tiled application with the city council for
permission to bid 01 three franchises, identi
cal, covering tbe <Jty. The applications were
made, one by the Oro company, one by John
Raggio and one by J. W. Goodwin, president ol
the Oro company.
Jules Clerfayt Gives "Tra-ia-la"
Tone and Tune to S. P.
f*>C ING merrily, tra-la-la," was the
j joyous bidding of Jules Clerfayt
in the railroad offices in the
Flood building. The talented passen
ger agent of the Southern Pacific and
representative of different Atlantic
steamship lines gave forth a burst of
song wherever he went yesterday and
partly succeeded in dispensing the
gloom that settled down on the -South
ern Pacific employes when they were
informed this week by Passenger Traf
fic Manager Charles S. Fee that the
city, ticket offices of the company
would be kept open a half day each
holiday in future.
Wherever his business took him yes
terday Crelfayt sang merrily "Tra-la."
He finally explained his warbling by
saying that he had accepted a role in
a French opera that is soon to be pro
duced by the looal French* colony, and
he found it necessary to practice all
the time in order to perfect himself in
* * *
The third regular weekly banana
train over the Texas and Pacific, Colo
rado and Southern, Denver and Ric
Grande and Western Pacific from New
Orleans to San Francisco left New
Orleans Thursday night. It is the
largest of the season, carrying 13 cars.
Although the banana trains were put
on as a weekly service the business
has been so great that it is usually
found necessary to send out a train
Tuesday as well as Thursday. The
running time, of the banana trains is
178 hours, but this schedule is usually
beaten by several hours.
* # *
When the railroad offices close this
aTternoon there will be a rush on the
part of the agents to the baseball
grounds at Twelfth and Mission streets
to witness the contest between the All
Stars and the Regulars. After the
game there will be a jinks dinner at
the Transportation club, at which an
effort will be made to forget the bril
liant, plays of the game.
* * *
The many local friends of W. X.
Babcock, general western freight agent
at Chicago of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western were grieved yes
terday to learn of his death at Glen
coe, 111.. Thursday. Babcock made oc
casional visits to the coast and had
many warm friends here.
# * *
Vice President C. H. Schlacks and
some other local officials of the West
ern Pacific are making an inspection
trip over the line as lar east as Salt
Lake. They will return early next
* * *
E. W. Mason, superintendent of the
western division of the Western Pa
cific, with headquarters at Sacramento,
was In the city yesterday.
* * #
Frank W. Webster, manager of the
Stockton electric, the Visalia electric
and the Fresno traction, with head
quarters in Fresno, was in San Fran
# # *
James H. P. Mason, traveling passen
ger agent of the Washington Sunset, is
making a business trip through the San
CHtraCH FAIR—The tnmpn of Calvary Presby
terian church, Fillmore and Jackson streets,
will hpM a three days' fair, commencing Tues
day evening. Dinner will he served each even
ing, at 6 o'clock, and this will be followed by
an entertainment. Thousands of articles suit
able for Christmas presents will tie sold during
the fair at moderate prices.
COAST SHIPPING NEWS
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
EUREKA. Not 15. —After having been thor
oughly fumigated, the Norwegian steamer Guern
sey, which arrived here yesterday afternoon di
rect from Honolulu, was allowed to proceed to
the Areata wharf this morning. The officers of
the Guernsey reported here that one
of the members of tbe crew had died during the
voyage, and this fact gave rise to the rumor that
four cases of smallpox existed on the steamer.
An examination made by Quarantine Officer C. C.
Falk disclosed the fact, however, that the sailor
bad died of heart failure.
The mysterious disappearance of R. E. Gates.
a railroad man. who left home three weeks ago
and failed to return, was solved today when his
body was found floating In the bay. He evidently
shot himself by accident while hunting on the
Two tons of mall and a quantity of freight
arrived from San Fralncisco early this morning
on the steamer Acme, which is now loading lum
Bringing passengers tnd freight, steamer Ra
valli arrived from San Francisco this morning and
proceeded to Samoa for a lumber cargo.
Steamer Santa Monica was among the lumber
carriers to arrive this morning.
Steamer Bowdoin arrived early this afternoon
from San Pedro and Is taking on lumber cargo.
Passengers and mall arrived from San Fran
cisco fhis morning on tbe steamer City of Topeka
After having been barbound inside tbe harbor
since the first of the week, steamer Phoenix de
parted for San Francisco shortly after noon to
day with passengers and freight. A large ship
ment of Eel river salmon for the San'FraDcisco
market went out on the Phoenix.
Carrying lumber and mail, steamer Point Arena,
bound for San Francisco, crossed out this after
Steamers Despatch. Katherine and Casco left
this afternoon for San Francisco and southern
California ports with lumber cargoes.
Steamer Wellesley departed later with a cargo
of lumber for Sail Pedro.
SAN PEDRO, Nov. 15. —The North Paciflc com
pany's steamer Santa Clara returned from San
Diego, and after taking passengers and addi
tional cargo proceeded for San Francisco and way
Steamer Newburg discharged 350.000 feet of
lumber for the Hammond Lumber company at
Terminal and cleared for Redondo Beach to dis
charge 150,000 feet, thence for Willapa Harbor
The Pacific Coast company's steamer Queen
arrived tonight from San Francisco via Santa
Barbara and Redondo beach with passengers and
freight, and will proceed tomorrow for San Diego,
touching here north bound on Sunday.
Steamer Falcon discharged 1,250,000 feet of
lumber for the Consolidated Lumber company at
Wilmington and others, and cleared for Willspa
Harbor direct In ballast t(* reload.
Steamer Chebalis arrived this morning, five
days from Grays Harbor via San Francisco, car
rying passengers and freight for the West Coast
Steamship company and 725.000 feet of lumber
for the Southern California Lumber company.
The Paciflc Navigation company's steamer Har
vard arrived this afternoon from San Diego, and
after taking passengers and additional cargo
proceeded for San Francisco.
Arrivals during the night will include the
steamer Klamath, five days from Portland via
San Francisco bringing passengers and freight
for the Merchants' Steamship company and
1.100.000 ffct of lumber consigned to the Charles
McCorraick Lumber company at this port and San
The little schooner Mary Dodge arrived this
afternoon. 26 days from Nome. Alaska, after an
uneventful trip." bringing SO passengers and a
small miscellaneous, cargo.
Arrivals at Rendondo Beach Include the schoon
er A. B. Johnson, from Grays Harbor, with 650.
--000 feet of lumber consigned to the Montgomery
& Mullen Lumber company-
PORTLAND, Nov. 15. — That an experiment in
Its steaming power may be made, Capta'n
Schwetmann of the German bark R. C. Riekmers
decided to bring the craft up under Its own
steam, and it loft Astoria at 7:20 o'clock this
morning for Llnnton to discharge part of Its
ballast. The remainder, which Is water ballast.
will be discharged as tbe vessel loads. Captain
Schwetmann expects to arrive Sunday afternoon.
The steamer F H. Leggett. which went r
Grays Harbor early In the week and could not
get in on account" of the rough bar. has cleared
here with grain and GOO.OOO feet of lumber for
Carrying freight and passengers, the steamer
Alliance from Eureka apd Coos Bay arrived to
night. It will sail SnndaV night.
t,ndon with cement, the steamer Temple E.
Dorr arrived at the north bank dock from San
Fraucisco last night «md sailed for Aberdeen to
night to load lumber for Calif"" l '"-
The steamer YosetrUte sailed tonight from St.
Helens with a cargo of lumber for San Pedro.
The steam-T St. Helens sailed this morning
from Rainier with a cargo of lurolier for San
W. S. Scammel (of W. 8. Scammel & Co.. San
Francisco) Is in Portland and expects to be here
about two weeks looking after tbe repairs to the
steamer Washington, of which his company is
the owner, and to loot; orer the steamship situa
ASTORIA, Nov. 13.—Steam schogner Jim 3ut
"Slats" Is Recovered and Mat
thew McCurrie Reduces His
. Pocket Money by $2.50
All those old rumors about the pound
man's adamantine heart were set at
rest, controverted, overruled, thrown
out of court, emphatically denied, abro
gated, rescinded, negatived and in
other ways disproved yesterday by the
action of Matthew McCurrie, secretary
Qf the San Francisco Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to, Animals.
It is a long story, but as it upsets
national tradition and dogma it shall
"Slats" is a lanky black spaniel and
the friend and guardian of three lit
tle children, the daughters of Mrs.
Kuhn, a widow. While the mother was
away at work "Slats" would protect
and entertain the girls.
"Slats" had been warned about the
swift red automobile pound wagon and
usually could outrace the net when the
sinister vehicle came into sight on the
block where the little girls played
while their mother was at work earn
ing the meager subsistence of the fam
ily and the dog.
NET CATCHES "SLATS"
But Thursday "Slats" failed in agil
ity. The net caught him and he was
thrown into the crated wagon and
carted off to the pound. With tears
streaming down her face little May
trudged the long way to the Sixteenth
street pound and there found the
precious dog. She wanted "Slats" to
come home with her.
She was told that it would cost $2.50
to redeem him from the pen. Off she
trudged again, planning in her busy
little mind how she could secure that
Last evening she appeared at the
pound aerain, with her two little sis
ters. Little May, the treasurer of the
family, held a handkerchief tight in
her hands. She opened it and out rolled
dimes, nickles and pennies. There was
the dime the mother had left in the
morning, saying, "I'll walk to and from
my work today; take the carfare for
Expectantly the three little girls
watched the poundman count the pre
"Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty,
fifty-five, sixty, sixty-five, seventy,
eighty, eighty-five, ninety, ninety-one,
ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-four,
ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven,
cents," announced the poundman.
"AWFUL LOT OF MONEY"
"Isn't that enough? It's an awful lot
of money," said May. "It's all we had
saved up for Christmas."
"1 know it's an awful lot of money—"
began the poundman.
"Goody!" shouted the second little
girl; "we'll have 'Slats' now."
But May saw the serious expression
in the poundman's face
"It is all we had. Oh, dear! Poor
Slats! I'll come back n«xt week with
more, and I'll ask mother if she won't
sell the clock. We always get up be
fore the alarm goes off."
Secretary McCurrie gathered the
dimes and nickels and coppers in his
hand and gave them back to May.
"Wrap it up tight and take it home
with 'Slats'," he said. "I guess I can
find two and a half in my own pocket
that will do just as well."
So "Slats" disproved the fable ©f the
ier arrived today from San Francisco with a
general cargo and will load lumber for return.
Oil tanker Oleum arrlred today from San
Francisco with a cargo of fuel oil.
Steamer Alliance arrlred today from Eureka
with freight and passengers.
Bteam schooner Daisy nailed for San Francisco
with a cargo of lumber.
British bark Oweenee, with a cargo of grain
for Europe, went to sea today.
Schooner Irene sailed today" for San Diego with
a cargo of lumber.
Steamer Sue H. Elmore sailed today for Til
lamook with freight and passengers.
Oil tanker W, S. Porter arrived today from
San Francisco with a cargo of fuel oil.
Tho bi JL Gcnnan b » r * R- C. Riekmers. which
arrived Thursday afternoon from Hiogo, Japan,
was 35 days in making the run across the Pa
i rifle, and Captain Schwetmann reports an un
usually rough trip. Four days after leaving the
port the bark rah Into a typhoon that continued
for three days and during which the vessel lost
the majority of Its sails, nsanv of them being
torn from the gaskets.
ABERDEEN. Nov. 15.—With the moderation
of the weather, a large fleet of barbound vessels
has a prospect of getting away within the next
Several in the list were able to cross the bar
today, these including the steamers Stanley Dol
lar. Corouado and Centralia, and the schooner
Schooner Azelea is thought to have sailed this
afternoon for Pan Pedro. The Advent Is bound
for Santa Rosalia. Mex.
The Stanley Dollar. Coronado and Centralis
sailed for San Francisco.
The Coronado and Centralia had full comple
ments of passengers.
Other barbound craft due to get away tomor
row with continued good weather are the schoon
ers Meteor for San Pedro, Watson A. West for
Tasmania. Manila for Callao, Ethel Zan* for San
Pedro and bark John C. Meyer for Callao.
Schooner J. W. Cllse has finished loading a
cargo for Callao.
Steamer Rainier was libeled Just before sailing
on a claim of $400. made by the Tacoma Dredg
ing company for the alleged damage to tbe com
pany's property at Raymond when the Rainier
was there recently.
SEATTLE. Nov. 15.—Arrived: Steamers Santa
Ana from southeastern Alaska: City of Puebla.
Captain A. F. Lucas and barge »1 from San
Francisco, and Spokane from Skagway.
I Sailed: Steamers Cuckman, President and
Edith for San Francisco.
Tbe Pacific Coast Steamship company an
nounced yesterday that the steamship Curacao,
now operating between San Francisco and south
ern California ports, will be placed in the Seat
tle and southeastern Alasks service December 5.
relieving the steamship Spokane, which will be
laid up for the winter.
BUENOS AIRES, Nor. is.—The Rteamer Ora-
I via has been wrecked at the Falkland Islands, off
[ the coast of Argentina, according to a wireless
o-ispatch today from Admiral Cards, on board
the Argentine cruiser San Martin. The admiral
reports that all the passengers and the crew
were saved. The Oravia. a steamer of 5.374
tons, belongs to the Pacific Steam Navigation
company of Liverpool, it was built in 1597. The
Oravia left Liverpool October 17 for Callao.
Storm Hold* lp Shipping
MONTREAL, Nov. 15.—The storm which has
raged throughout Quebec province for the last 24
hours has effectually tied up navigation on the
St Lawrence The suspension of actlTitv in the
local harbor comes at a time when the lake
steamers are pouring in huge cargoes of grain,
which, if not quickly exported, will cause a con
Stmr Saginaw, from Wlllapa—Oa antral at
this port today was leaking.
Per Br stmr Hase] Dollar—ln tbe China sea'
from Hongkong to Mororan. very strong NE
monsoon was experienced; from Mororan the pas
sage commenced with strong WSW to NW winds
and heavy sea; on the Ist and 2d day of Novem
ber a very heavy SW sale was experienced,
working to the westward with very heavy sea and
continued until the 7th: n few days of unsettled
rainy weather with wind SW: again on the 11th
a very heavy S gale was encountered with very
high sea; thence to port moderate variable
weather: at 9 a. m.. Nov. is. a four masted
bark, with painted ports was passed, deep laden
and standing to the southward: wind at the time
moderate from all plain sail set: also
about noou same day a four masted schooner
with a square yard forward, standing to the
ELIMINATION DEB ATEg—Santa Clara. Nov.
15.—The Phllalethic Senate Debating Hub of
the University of Santa Clara has started elim
ination contests to select a team for th« Ry
land debate to be held in March. In a debate
on "Tariff for Revenue Only." Affirmatives
Kewlin and Zarlck were awarded tbe decision
j over the negative team, Breusen and O'Connor,
I last night.
Miss R.Norton, Who
Will Lead Bon Ton
Club Grand March
Third Annual Ball to Be Held
This Evening in the As
The third grand ball of the Bon Ton
club will be held this evening in the
Assembly rooms, 1268 Sutter street, and
the affair promises to be a distinct
social success. Invitations were issued
several days ago and a large attend
ance Is assured.
Dancing will commence at 8:30
o'clock with a grand march, led by
Edward J. Wren, floor director, and
Miss K. Norton. The following are
members of the committees that have
the affair in charge:
Floor director, Edward J. Wren; aids,
Bryant J. O'Connor and Thomas M.
Floor—John J. Casey, chairman; Wil
liam P. ODea, Martin C. Sturiza,
George S. Stemple, Thomas P. Mclner
ney, William J. Casey, Frank J. Grimley
and Edward J. Roche.
Reception—Armour T>ubeau, chair
man, assisted by the members of the
Bon Ton club.
COURT RULES BLACK
MUST STAND TRIAL
Attempt to Quash Indictment
Against State Senator Fails
f Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE. Nov. 15.— W. C. Short,
secretary, of the Santa Clara grand'
jury, was called as a witness in the
superior court today in support of the
motion of Attorney James P. Sex to
set aside the indictment returned No
vember 7, charging Senator Marshall
Black with the embezzlement of
$6,820.48 from the Palo Alto Mutual
Building and Loan association.
This motion, as well as a motion to
quash the indictment and a separate
protest against further proceedings,
was denied and Judge Richards also
refused to sustain a demurrer covering
practically the same ground. Black
then pleaded not guilty.
Black's attorneys are attacking the
impanelment of the grand jury, as
serting that it was not drawn accord
ing to the code. They also question
the jurisdiction of the court to proceed
with the trial of the various charges.
The three cases will be set for trial
Friday, December 6.
17 FOREMEN OF STREET
SWEEPERS ASK ADVANCE
Bosses Want Straight Wage to
Prevent Layoff Loss
A petition from 17 gang foremen of
the street sweeping department was
presented to the board of works yes
terday, In which the men asked that
they receive a fixed salary of $90 a
month instead of $3.50 a day. Since
the shakeup In the board of works,
which resulted in eight district fore
men, at $150 each, being: dismissed, the
gang; foremen, who work with the
sweepers, have been doing the work
formerly done by dfstrict foremen.
The foremen declare that when it
rains they are laid off and get no pay.
The works board took the request un
Otto Schrader was appointed to ar
bitrate the dispute between the city
and Dyer Brothers, who have the con
tract for the polytechnic high school.
A, J. Norton was appointed design
ing engineer in the bureau of architec
ture at a salary of $150 a month.
STANFORD TO PRESENT
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Nov. 15.—
Tomorrow afternoon Stanford students
will assume leading roles in a perform
ance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
which will be staged at the varsity
theater for a charity benefit Tinder the
management of the Happyland associa
tion. Miss Isabel Townley. daughter of
Prof. 8. D. Townley, will take the
part of Puck. Other Stanford students
to appear are Miss L. Curtice, Miss
Mildred Albertson. G. A. Hughes, H. E.
Todtmann, J. C. Clarke and L. C. Beau
BODY FOUND IN BAY
EUREKA, Nov. 15.—The body of Roy
Gates, who disappeared November 1,
while duck hunting, was found this
afternoon floating in Humboldt bay.
Arthur Gates, a brother, started yes
terday on his return to the University
of California after a search of a week
for the body. The boat in which Roy
Gates started out has not been found.
A coroner's Jury returned a verdict of
BALD HEADS WILL SHINE
LIKE SEA OF WET COBBLES
FALLS VILLAGE. Conn., Nov. 15.—
The Bald Head club of America will
be given permanent organization at a
meeting here November 15, acording
to a call for the gathering just issued.
The membership of the present tem
porary organization includes men of
glistening domes from Massachusetts
to Minnesota. The temporary pres
ident is R. J. Orr of Pittsfleld, Mass.
TWO WIDOWS CLAIM
No. I in Petition Tries to Collect
$17,500 Back Alimony Due
From Society Man
Two widows have arisen to claim the
fortune left by Crittenden Robinson
of San Francisco, society man. cham
pion wing shot of the world and at
one time employed by the state a* an
Mrs. Fannie M. Robinson, whose pe
tition for restoration of records that
she might collect 517,.">n0 back alimony,
was to have been heard yesterday by
Judge J. J. Van Nostrand, must face
the contesting claim of Mra;, Minnie
Hicks Robinson of Palo Alto, who as
serts she is the true widow and who
asks $500 monthly allowance from the
The action of Sidney M. Van Wyok,
attorney for Fannie Robinson in sumg 1
out before Judge Seawell a restrain
order to prevent Attorney William V.
Humphrey for Minnie Robinson from
introducing evidence before Judge Van
Nostrand of the Oregon divorce caused
a postponement of the case by Ju
Van Nostrand. The restraining ord«#
was made returnable before Judge Sea
well next Friday and if it he removed
Judge Van .Nostrand will hear the
argument on restoration of records at
The claims of both women to the
estate recalls the tangled ma trim on! flip,
career of Crit.enden Robinson that
caused a sensation here two decades
ago. Mrs. Fannie Robinson alleys in
her petition that Crittenden Robinson
sued her for divorce In ItSi on charges
of cruelty. She filed an answer deny
ing; the charges and accusing her hus
band of nonsupport. The court at that
time ruled against the husband and
ordered him to pay $50 a month for
the support of his wife, who had not
asked a divorce.
Mrs. Robinson seeks to sue the Rob
inson estate for the $17,500 alimony,due
since that order was made. In order
to bring the case into court, however,
the widow must prove the existence of
the court decree.
After the marital troubles of ISSB
Robinson went to New York in ISfS,
where he married Mrs. Minnie Hicks,
and they went to Paris. At that time
Robinson had little money and Mrs.
Robinson No. 1 was not able to enforce
That the marriage to Mrs. Hicks was
not bigamous is maintained by Attor
ney Humphrey, who stated his inten
tion of proving that Robinson obtained
a divorce from Mrs. Fannie Robinson
at Portland. Ore., in 1894. Attorney
Humphrey says Mrs. Robinson No. 1
made no attempt to enforce the alimony
payment against her former husband,
but waited until after his death last
January. The attorney also says the
projected suit against the estate would
he illegal. He asserts that during the
period from 1888 to 18P8. when Robin
son departed for New York, Mrs. Fan
nie Robinson made no effort to obtain
The petition of Mrs. Fannie Robinson
is accompanied by a petition that Bar
clay Henley and H. M. Alberg. executors
of the Robinson estate, be substituted
for Crittenden Robinson that they may
be compelled to pay the alimony upon
order of court. Attorney Crittenden
Thornton, representing the estate, is
resisting the claims of both widows.
■ * ■
CHIEF MURPHY UPHELD -•*•
FOR RELIEVING SMITH 7
No Politics in Fireman's Case,
A formal verdict upholding the ac
tion of Fire Chief Murphy In tempo
rarily relieving from duty Lieutenant
Frank Smith was rendered by the fire
commission yesterday. This finding
and all testimony taken in the case
will be transmitted to Mayor Rolph.
who asked that an investigation be
made when Supervisor Andrew J. Gal
lagher charged that politics and spite
had played a part in the order. Mur
phy held that Smith lacked practical
experience and relieved him from duty
when he is said to have found the lieu
tenant having great difficulty in get
ting up his ladders at a Chinatown
fire. Other incidents, said the chief,
had shown Smith's experience.
BUYER OF DUNPHY HOME
DEFAULTS; LOSES $20,000
Oscar Turnblat, real estate man,
was adjudged to be in default of the
payment of $141,0*0 he bid for -the
William Dunphy homestead, at Octavia
and Washington streets, yesterday, by
Judge Thomas F. Graham. The court
ordered that the $20,000 paid by Turn
blat on the property should be for
feited by the bidder. Mary Evans, ad
ministratrix of the estate, was granted
her petition to resell the property. It
was intimated that should Turnblat
bid again his first payment would be
allowed on the new bid.
PLAY FOR CHARITY— Redwood City. Nov. IS.
Carrying on their campaign for the homeless
children of California, Redwood parl-r So. 98,
Native Sons, and Bonita parlor No. 10. Native
Daughters, will present a four act play entitled
••Down the Black Canyon" in Albamhrs thea
ter Saturday night. Between acrs there wi'.l
he singing 'by a quartet, and after the per
formance the Sflsr of the theater will lie
cleared for dancing.
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