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EAST BAY REALTY ACTIVE
Permits for Homes Lead Market
Big Buildings for Downtown
Also Keeping Pace With
OAKLAND, Nov, 15. —The weekly
realty market was characterized by a
large number of permits issued for the
construction of dwelling places and
supported the statement of the realty
dealers that there is no lack of ac
tivity among the home builders. Cheer
ing reports continue to come in re
garding the condition of the market.
The suburban residence properties
fhow no signs of decreasing activity.
Great development along the water
front sections and the continuation of
the extension of the business section
northward and westward from Four
teenth street and Broadway, are in
The week brought forth an expendi
ture of $108,577.50 for 34 permits. For
the one story dwellings the figures were
$42,900, with 21 permits. For'two %tory
dwellings $10,700 was expended. The
loan reports for October and Septem
ber have been compiled and show a re
markalble increase for October over the
month previous. The report for Sep
tember, including mortgages, deeds of
trust and releases and conveyances, to
taled $2,938,554.83. For October the
same items amounted to $4,352,060.13,
This evidences a gain in one month
INTERIRBAN READY MAY 1
Reports of progress' made on the
Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Electric
railway indicate that the line, which
will connect this city with Sacramento
via the Mount Diablo and Contra Costa
county country, will be in operation by
May 1. Work has been started on the
right of way between Sacramento and
the Sacramento river and is being
pushed to be completed by the time
the ferry slips and subway are read}.
The construction work on the sub
way at Avon, which will allow the
cars to pass the Southern Pacific and
Santa Fe lines also has been started.
The contract for a ferry boat to trans
port the cars across Suisun bay from
Pittsburg to the Solano shore has been
awarded to an Oakland shipbuilding
firm. The war department has issued
a permit for the construction of the
bridge at Chlpps island.
SAN FRANCISCO OWNER SELLS
A lot In the west side of Broadway,
26 feet south of Seventeenth street,
has been sold by William Edwards of
San Francisco to W. B. Dunning, Sam
uel Bell McKee and Arthur G. Tasheira,
the consideration being $60,000. The'
new owners have refused an offer for
the property, and say that they intend
to build. The lot has a frontage of
26 feet in Broadway and extends
through to Telegraph avenue, on which
it has a frontage of 26 feet. The sale
was conducted by F. B. Maiden.
Persons who have not visited Pied
mont for six months will be amazed to
see the changes that have taken place
and the ever increasing beauty of this
hilislope park. Nowhere in California
are there more beautiful residences
than in the Crocker tract. The spacious
grounds, luxuriant foliage and ever
blooming gardens, the beautiful back
ground of hills and the panorama of
city and bay make this residence park
The Wickham Havens firm reports
the completion of three miles of oil
macadam pavement in its great Ha
venscourt property. One and one-half
miles is composed of boulevards 80 and
100 feet in width, the remainder being
streets 50 feet in width. This firm also
reports the completion of two miles of
sidewalk. All sewers and water pipes
have been laid several weeks.
The recent rains have put the ground
in such condition that it Is now possi
ble to place orange trees and palms
along the avenues. Palms to line 8,000
feet of boulevard have been ordered
and will be delivered this week. Orange
tree 3 will be planted later in the sea
XKW STREETCAR LINE
A wide parking strip has been laid
out in East Fourteenth street and
planted with grass and shrubs.
Soon the East Sixteenth streetcar
line will be added to the other trans
portation facilities of Havenscourt. Ac
cording to the agreement of the trac
tion company with the city, this line
must be in operation to Ignacio and
Trask avenues next month, Aid work
is being rushed.
This streetcar line will pass through
the center of Havenscourt, giving
transportation facilities at three points
in the property.
"When the annexation amendment
was defeated we were positive that we
had lost one sale, although we knew
we had made another to make up for
it." said Fred E. Reed of the Laymance
Real Estate company. "Not long before
election we had shown a beautiful
homeslte to a man from the interior
part of the state who had virtually
made up his mind to live in Oakland
and who had selected Rockridge. An
nexation talk was then getting warm,
and he refused to make a deposit on
the lot until that was settled.
"Just about the same time a man
who has been living on the other side
of the bay for several years, whose
business interests are all over there,
told us that he was prepared to buy
one of the large lots in Rockridge near
the Oakland and Antioeh station, but
he qualified it by stating that if the
annexation amendment was defeated
he intended to stay across the bay, so
that he could have a voice In the gov
ernment where his business was situ
"Two days after election the first
man made his payment on the site.
We had expected him, but when the
second man walked into our office last
Tuesday and made his payment we
were somewhat surprised. He said
that after thinking it over he had de
cided he would rather live on this side
of the bay. where his family could
enjoy all the beauty and comfort of
living in a place like Rockridge."
Berkeley Business Good
BERKELEY, Nov. 15.—George Friend,
sales manager of the Newell-Murdoch
company, holls a most optimistic view
of the realty s'taation. "Prospects
were never brighter than at present,"
FAIR OPENS TONIGHT
OAKLAND. Nov. 15. —St. Joseph's
Portuguese church will open its fair for
the benefit of the orphans this evening
at St. Joseph's hall, 1102 Seventh street.
Four booths have been provided for the
displays. The women La charge of
the fair are working hard for its suc
HOTEL HAS NEW MANAGER— Sau Jose. Not.
Morgan Uoss. until recently manager of
the West hotel in Minneapolis, lis*, been secured
to succeed H. Wlngate Lake as manager et
Hotel Vendome in this city and will take
charge of that well known hostelry December
1- l en years had charge of Hotel
del CcToaado and is well known oa the coast.
| View of Wallace M. Alexander's residence in Crocker tract. Piedmont. \
Simplicity Marks Services at
Bier of Oakland's Pioneer
ALAMEDA, Nov. 15.—With the sim
plicity that was characteristic of his
life and which he requested mark his
funeral services, the last rites for Jo
seph Knowland, pioneer lumberman
and father of Congressman Joseph R.
Knowland, were held this afternoon in
hi:; late home, 2426 Lincoln avenue.
During the services the house was
thronged, and many who were unable
to find room remained outside until
the conclusion of the rites and then
entered the residence to pass before
Among the mourners were United
States Senator Perkins, state, county
and city officials, members of frater
nities with which Knowland was affili
ated and neighbors of 40 years' stand
ing. The floral offerings, were numer
ous, many of them being of rare
beauty. They were sent by relatives,
friends, fraternal lodges, church or
ganizations, public officials, charitable
associations and business concerns with
which he had been connected.
Rev. Frank S. Brush of the First
Presbyterian church delivered the eu
logy. In his remarks the minister re
ferred to the charitable disposition of
Knowland, his rugged honesty and
broad humanity. His home life was
pointed to as a model.
Rev. Horace E. Becks of, the First
Methodist Episcopal church assisted.
Officials of Masonic societies of which
the pioneer was a member preceded
the cortege. The honorary pall bear
ers were Philip S. Teller, Elmer E.
Johnson. F. W. G. Moebus, D. W. Mar
tin, E. K. Taylor, F. H. E. O'Donnell.
E. C. Robinson, E. H. Morgan, all
Masons. The casket bearers were D.
L. Randolph, James Cuzner, E. C.
Hutchinson, J. E. Baker, C. C. Steven
son and Harry Strachen.
The body was taken to an Oakland
crematory, where brief services were
held. Only relatives were present at
the crematory. They were Congress
man Knowland, his daughter Eleanor
and Mrs. Lucille B. Knowland. The
widow was unable to go to the cre
matory and remained at home with
Mrs. J. R. Knowland.
LAWYER FACES PRISON
ON STORY OF WOMAN
Leading Marysville Attorney
Defends Serious Charge
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARYSVILLE. Nov. 15.—Testifying
that Attorney M. T. Brlttan, now on
trial for subornation of perjury, told
her to "just forget what happened" the
night when she was severely wounded
by W. A. Thompson, his client, Alice
Marshall held the center of the stage
in the superior court room this after
noon. Mrs. Marshall is an inmate of
the Concentration camp here.
"You won't get into any trouble;
just say you can not remember what
happened between Thompson and you
that night," Brittan said, according to
the woman's testimony.
Also, she says he told her she would
receive a "piece of money," besides
having her bills paid.
Mrs. Marshall says she testified
falsely at the preliminary hearing, but
Is now telling a straight story.
Thompson, who assaulted her with in
tent to murder, was convicted Wednes
day. Brittan is one of the most
prominent attorneys In Marysville.
STATE LIBRARIAN SUBMITS
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. Nov. 15.—State Li
brarian James Gillis filed his estimate
of expenses and maintenance needed
for the state library for the next two
years with the board of control today,
placing his figures at $277,060.'
As the state library was deprived of
about $36,000 by an error of the 1911
legislature, he is including this sum
in the budget. Of this amount $157,
--300 is for support'and extension work
which is contemplated by Librarian
The state board of health and the
Preston school of industry will file
their estimates tomorrow.
NEW SMELTER TO TURN
GAS INTO BY-PRODUCTS
$1,000,000 Reno Concern to Use
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, Nov. 15.—First work on what
will eventually be a million dollar
smelter was started today in Reno.
Eastern capital is backing the project
and the patented process of John S.
Loder will be used in its operation. C.
J. Thorp and Colonel Marvin E. Hall,
both of Detroit, are the incorporators.
GOVERNOR J)F IDAHO
WILL GO TO SENATE
Resigns Today to Be Appointed
BOISE,* Idaho. Nov. 14.—Governor
James H. Hawley of Idaho announced
tonight that he would resign his office,
probably tomorrow. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Sweetser, who is a republican,
announced that as governor he would
appoint Hawley United States senator
to succeed the late Senator Heyburn.
Governor Hawley is a democrat.
"The Paper of Authority" in Sa*
Francisco and California is The
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
REISS FAILS ON
Manufacturer Spends Uncom*
fortable Afternoon Explain*
ing Delay to Mayor
J. W. Reiss, president and manager
of the W. L. Holman company, which
is building the Geary street cars, spent
an uncomfortable afternoon in Mayor
Rolph's office yesterday attempting to
explain the delays attending the con
struction of the city's rolling stock.
Visions of a damage suit were held be
fore him by Supervisor Murphy.
The contractor had promised to de
liver the first 10 cars November 15..
"I suppose you have delivered the 10
cars today, as you promised?" said
"No," answered Reiss, "I am two
weeks behind. I expect to deliver those
10 cars by December 1."
"We should not be made fools of by
a contractor," declared Supervisor
Murphy. "If he promised to do certain
things and is unable to do them he
should be made to pay for it. There
may be litigation In this case. The
city's rights against the bond holders
should be protected."
The ccitract, signed June 11, called for
the completion of all 43 cars December
8. The best promise Relss could make
yesterday was to deliver the second 10
cars the latter part of February. As
sistant City Engineer Ransom stated
that he doubted the ability of Reiss to
deliver the second 10 before March 1.
"How did you come to make such a
foolish bid and get yourself into such
a jam?" asked Mayor Rolph.
"I guess I was too ambitious," an
swered Reiss. He explained that he
hoped to make better time by a reor
ganization of b's force and will hire
a new shop superintendent.
Superintendent Cashin of the munic
ipal railway stated that with only 10
cars in December the headway on the
municipal line would be 7 minutes.
•Which will be mighty poor service,"
commented Supervisor Vogelsang.
The question of whether the city can
accept the first 10 cars in December
ai/d still reserve the right to bring a
damage suit against the contractors
or their bond holders will be referred
to the city attorney by the board of
WOMAN VICTIM OF
HAMMER NEAR DEATH
Chicago Patient Unable to Re
veal Assailant's Name
CHICAGO, Nov. 15.—The unidenti
fied woman who was mysteriously as
saulted with a machinist's hammer in
a room in a downtow-n hotel last night
still 's unconscious and near death.
If she llv-;s the attending physicians
declare it will be four days before she
will be able to tell the names of her
assailant and herself.
Meantime the police of Chicago and
other cities are searching for the man
who is believed to have accompanied
the woman from Detroit to this city
and registered at the hotel as Mr. and
Mr?. Remmer of Detroit.
The only clew discovered is the
blood stained hammer.
CLOUDS ONLY INCREASE
COLISEUM RINK CROWD
Skating Provides Exercise for
The uncertain weather is causing
those in search of healthy exercise to
flock to the Coliseum rink, and the
crowds are larger this season than at
any time for many years. The orchestra
is playing music sent from New York
immediately after It Is published, and
this is proving a popular feature. A
controversy has arisen In the east as
to the nature of the first skates. It Is
asserted that the first ice skates
were made from the bones of animals.
These were tied on with leather
thongs, but the first wheeled skate was
invented by a Hollander, who was a
contemporary of Rembrandt.
WILL MOURN AT BANQUET
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 15.—Former
Senator Beveridge of Indiana and
Judg* Albert D. Nortonl of St. Louis,
who was the progressive candidate for
governor of Missouri, will be.the prin
cipal speakers at a banquet to be given
here November 26 by the Jackson
County Progressive club, according to
announcement made today. Covers for
2,000 persons will be laid, the an
nouncement says, and members of the
progressive party from all parts of
Missouri and Kansas will attend. Other
speakers on the program are: Gover
nor Stubbs of Kansas, Arthur Sager of
St. Louis, William Allen White of Em
poria and Henry Allen of Wichita.
FAILS TO MAKE GOOD
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 15.—George
Maine, self-styled train robber, was
brought back to Sacramento today from
Delta, having failed to substantiate
any of his claims to being one of the
bandits who held up the Shasta lim
ited near that place Friday night.
Maine was taken to the scene by De
tectives Biggs and Ryan, but he could
not even point out the spot where the
robbery occurred. He will be exam
ined as to his sanity.
DENTAL SENIORS MAKE DENIAL—The senior
class at the dental department of the Univer
sity of California has issued a denial of the
report that friction exists between the class
and the faculty of the department over the
question of dispowni of specimen work done by
the students during the terms.
BY LABOR COUNCIL
Proposed Charter Amendment
Providing for Ten Platoon
System Is Indorsed
The San Francisco
Labor council, nearly
300 delegates being in
attendance, last night by a unanimous
vote indorsed proposed charter amend
ment No. 5, to give the members of the
fire department the two platoon system.
The council took up the report of the
law and legislative committee on pro
posed charter amendments, and after
discussing No. 1, dealing with fran
chises; No. 2, with the closing of streets
in the exposition sites, and No. 3, with
the civil service proposition, laid each
on the table and postponed the consid
eration of the others to the next meet
During the discussion, which took a
wide range, Delegate Ellison of the
sailors' union said that as the council
was taking up every subject that came
up. It ought to cease being a labor body,
become an improvement organization
and set itself up as the adviser to the
public on all subjects.
Delegate Rosenthal of the uphols
terers' and Delegate Casey of the
teamsters' said there were so many
amendments that it seemed that the
present charter was very weak, and
suggested that an entirely new one
ought to be framed. Casey remarked that
there were vicious features in many of
the propositions and that the council
ought to deal only with those that af
Delegate Walsh said that he did not
believe in the council taking a stand
on the amendments because the dele-
gates were not familiar with them and
to make -sure that he was right in his
assertion he called for a show of hands.
In response four hands went up.
In the talk on the civil service mat
ter Delegate Dwyer said that he was
opposed to it because it was a "scheme
of political bums to hold their jobs."
The council indorsed the ordinance
prepared by the retail clerks to regu
late the hours for pawnshops, second
hand dealers, etc., on the ground that
l£ will reduce the hours for clerks in
such places and restrict the sale of
goods, such as stolen tools and the like
in the night time.
The gas and electric company
quested the council to hold in abeyance
the demand that it declare a boycott
against the company, until the return
of President Britton, so he can appear
before the council to explain the com
pany's position as to labor. This was
referred to the executive committee.
M. J. Kelly, a member of the gas
and water workers' union, preferred
charges against Timothy Driscoll, busi
ness agent. David Haskell and Michael
Lynch of the union, to the effect that
they had circulated reports to his detri
ment and caused him to lose his po
sition. This was passed to the union,
as the council has no jurisdiction.
The horse shoers' union asked the
council to declare its intention to place
a boycott on Roth, Blum & Co. because
of a refusal to have its horses shod by
union horse shoers. This was referred
to the executive committee.
The tailors' union reported that one
more shop from which alteration hands
and bushelmen were called out last
Monday has signed the agreement, but
that there still were 12 holding out.
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The Sailors' union of the Pacific, at
its last meeting, voted a donation of
$250 to the fund for the defense of the
union men now on trial in Indianapolis,
Acting Secretary Tennison reported
that shipping is slack at San Francisco
and Eureka, good at Victoria, B. C,
Portland, Ore., and Honolulu; fair at
Vancouver, B. C, and San Pedro; me
dium at Tacoma and Port Townsend;
dull at Seattle, and poor at Aberdeen.
H. Alexander has been elected a dele
gate by Plumbers' union No. 19, to rep
resent the organization in the Building
Trades council, vice T. C. Lynch, re
The Building Trades council has ap
proved the agreement between the
Master Plumbers' association and local
No. 442 of the Journeymen Plumbers,
Gas and Sprinkler Fitters' union for a
term of three years.
Local No. 148 of the barbers' union,
during October, paid $170 in benefits
to members on the sick list. The union
made a donation of $10 to the Marine
Gasoline Engineers on strike. The
special committee on entertainment and
smoker to be given in B. B. hall on
Monday. December 2, reported that it
has prepared "a stunning program"
for that night.
During the session of local No. 1 of
the Butchers' union Wednesday night
Secretary Murray read a communica
tion from the advisory committee, com
posed of delegates from all branches in
the butchering business, in which the
committee asked for action on a propo
sition to close all meat markets and
butcher shops at 6 o'clock Saturday
nights. The matter was referred to
the local's executive committee.
Members were requested to give pub
licity to customers who deal in places
where they are employed that all meat
shops will be closed Thanksgiving, but
will remain open until 8 o'clock the
The local received an encouraging
report from the committee on the joint
ball in the Auditorium November 30.
Final action on the proposed new
constitution and bylaws prepared to
conform to the requirements of the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters* and
Butcher Workmen's International union,
with which the local recently affiliated,
will be taken at the next meeting.
Dennis J. Murray, for several years
the efficient secretary of the local, has
decided to retire and will not be a
candidate for re-election for trie next
term, which begins in January.
# * *
The local of Milk Wagon Drivers at
the regular meeting Wednesday night
decided to issue literature for general
distribution, setting forth the new
rules prevailing from December 15,
when the daylight delivery will go Into
operation. Under these rules the de
livery of milk to customers will be be
tween 7 o'clock in the morning and 5 In
The local donated to the fund for the
defense of the men now on trial in
Indianapolis and received two applica
tions for membership.
Vice President Gussie Newbert and
Financial Secretary Loretta Anderson-
Wheeler reported at the meeting of
the Waitresses' union Wednesday night
that they had visited Ukiah to repre
sent the union at the funeral of Mary
Anderson, a member who died in that
The meeting was addressed by a com
mittee from the Bill Posters' union In
relation to the proposed billboard ordi
nance. The union voted to oppose the
ordinance on the ground that Its adop
tion will restrict employment.
Seven applicants for membership
were elected and seated and six new
* # *
Local No. 30 of the Walters' union
Wednesday voted on several prdposed
amendments to its constitution and all
were rejected by a vote of 165 to 58.
The officers obligated a class of 14
applicants for membership and 12 "out
siders" asked for permission to join.
FIGHT NEAR AT
Dance Hall Man Resents Being
Classed as "Crook" and
Hostilities and money were ex
changed between the same combatants
before the supervisors' police committee
yesterday, when objectors against the
ocean beach resorts and proprietors of
the roadhouses offered to settle matters
in the good old American fashion.
Women of the Oceanside Women's
club and their husbands had been ask
ing the committee to amend the dance
hall ordinance so that "hotels" on the
beach would be forced to stop.dancing
and music at 1 o'clock.
J. C. F. Mitchell, proprietor of the
M. & M., declared that' business was
already so poor that-- he had beep
unable to open his bathhouse.
"These song and dance men never
do amount to much," said J. S. Barker.
"These crooks -"
"Do you mean to call me a crook?"
cried Mitchell. "If it were not for
ypur age I would "
"Never mind my age," retorted Bar
ker. "I am ready to accomodate you
at any time."
"Here! here!" interposed Supervisor
HUmer, "this is not Constantinople. We
don't want any battle here."
"Bnt this man talks about his fine
bathhouse," Insisted Barker. "I have
two tickets to his place In my pocket
now, but I can't take a bath there. His
place is closed."
"Give me those tickets and I. will
give you back your 50 cents," answered
"I certainly will," answered Barker,
"but I want the money first."
He got it. The committee took the
objection under advisement.
CIVIC LEAGUE WORKERS
TO CONSIDER MEASURES
Committee Will Pass on Pro
posed Charter Amendments
A special committee of 25 has been
appointed by the president of the Civic
League of Improvement Clubs to meet
at the assembly hall, 327 Mills building,
this afternoon to pass upon the pro
posed charter amendments and to re
main In session Saturday afternoon and
Saturday evening and Sunday, if neces
sary, In order to hear both sides of
every question and to arrive at a fair
and just decision. This special com
mittee is composed of the chairmen "of
the various committees of the league.
No one is a member of tht3 commit
tee who has a special interest in any
of these amendments.
Every department of the city govern
ment affected by the proposed amend
ments has been requested to send a rep
resentative to this meeting. Any one
opposed to any of the prcposed amend
ments is Invited to be present. Sub
committees of the league will make
special reports upon certain groups of
subjects. All city officials and others
Interested in the proposed amendments
are requested to be present in rooms
831-832-833-834, Mills building, at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon, and they will be
called before the special committee on
charter amendments as soon as the
amendment In which they are inter
ested is reached.
The general meeting of all the Im
provement clubs in the city will be held
Tuesday evening at the chambers of the
board of supervisors for the purpose
of receiving and acting upon this re
port. An energetic campaign will then
be inaugurated. Two years ago rec
ommendations of the league were fol
lowed In 34 instances out of 37.
IRATE WOMEN FRIGHTEN
SUIT CLUB SWINDLER
Charles Hickey's Busy Day in
Courts Ends in Flight
After his case in the police court
had been continued, Charles Hlckey,
proprietor of the Great Eastern Woolen
mills, was pursued by an Irate crowd
of 150 women yesterday morning in the
hall of justice and chased into the
Hlckey, thoroughly frightened,
sought refuge behind Policeman Jacob
Nelson. He was recently fined $500
and ordered to serve six months in the
county jail on a charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses relative
to operating an alleged fake suit
Hlckey spent a busy day in the
courts yesterday. First the case in Po
lice Judge Weller's court was con
tinued until November 20. He next
made his appearance before Superior
Judge Trabucco. Hickey's case and
those of Guy Ruhl and Joseph Silver,
indicted by the grand jury recently,
were continued until today.
In connection with the suit clubs
investigation, Police Judge Weller
yesterday forfeited the ball of Albert
Green and issued a bench warrant for
his arrest. Ben Kaplan demanded a
jury trial, while Mathew Maguire and
Louis Becker pleaded not guilty. The
four are charged with petty larceny.
WELLS FARGO CHIEFS
GUESTS OF CHAMBER
Express Firm Officials Here In
A complimentary luncheon was given
yesterday by the directors of the
Chamber of Commerce to B. D. Cald
well of New York, president of Wells.
Fargo & Co.; A. Christeson, vice
president and* general manager of the
Pacific department; C. R. Graham, traf
fic manager at San Francisco, and F.
8. Holbrook, general traffic manager.
President Caldwell and Vice Presi
dent Christeson are making a general
survey of the principal offices of the
company. They regard San Francisco
as the real headquarters of the organ
ization, which was founded here in
Short Informal speeches of welcome
and appreciation were made by several
directors and their guests.
The officials left San Francisco last
night for Sacramento.
THORPE CASE GOES OVER
FOR TRIAL ON MONDAY
When the case of John H. Thorpe,
charged with uttering a fictitious check
was called before Superior Judge
Dunne yesterday morning, Attorney A.
P. Black, defending accused, asked a
month's continuance. Dunne denied
the motion and ordered Thorpe Into
custody until Monday wnen the trial
will begin. Thorpe's - case has been on
the calendar since August 5, and Judge
Dunne criticised the distrtct attorney's
office for alleged dilatory methods.
JURY CONVICTS FIRST
OF OHIO "TAR" PARTY
NORWALK. 0., Nov. 15.—The jury in
the case of Ernest Welch, charged with
participating in the tarring of Minnie
Levalley at West Clark'sfleld the night
of August 30, returned a verdict to
night of guilty on the charge of as
sault and battery. Welch was the first
to be tried of six men indicted on a
charge of "riotous conspiracy."
BRYAN SAYS CALL
Republican Senator Thinks the
Sooner Bourbons "Start Dis*
turbance" the Better
Contlaned Prom Pi| te 1 m
disturbed by political callers while
resting in Bermuda.
The president elect will sail on the
steamship Bermudan, one of the reg
ular boats plying between New York
and Hamilton, Bermuda and will arrive
Monday. He has leased a cottage in
a remote part of the island.
Immediately upon arriving he will
call upon the governor of the island
and request him to consider his pres
ence in Bermuda entirely informal and
"I'm going to try to be 'incog,' " said
Governor Wilson tonight, "so thst I
may have no functions of any kind
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—General ap
proval was voiced in democratic cir
cles tonight over President elect Wil
son's decision to call an extra session
of congress to revise the tariff. The
announcement was in line with almost
universal recommendation of the sen
ate and house leaders and it met in
stant response tonight from Speaker
Clark, Senator Williams, William Jen
nings Bryan and Senator Dixon, Colonel
Roosevelt's campaign manager.
The news from New York tonight
cleared the congressional air of the
uncertainty and paved the way for ac
tive work on the part of democratic
managers during the coming weeks in
preparation for the tariff session.
In all democratic quarters the
session was approved. The ways and
means committee of the house probably
will begin work on the new tariff bills
early In January,
LEADERS ARE GRATIFIED
Democratic Leader Underwood, chair
man of the ways and means commit
tee, Is expected in Washington next
week. Members of this committee
agree with President elect Wilson that
repeated Investigations of tariff sched
ules have made unnecessary a long in
vestigation preliminary to making new
measures for the extra session.
The ways and means committee will
begin probably on the wool, cotton or
metal schedules. If the plan of re
vising the tariff schedule by schedule
is adhered to, it is expected that sev
eral bills will be ready for introduction
in the house as soon as the special
William Jennings Bryan, when In
formed of Governor Wilson's announce
ment, said the president elect had done
"the wise thing."
Senator John Sharp Williams of Mis
sissippi, long'democratic leader of the
house and a democratic leader in the
senate, said tonight:
It would be wise to confine our
selves at this extra session to the
tariff and to trust legislation, with
such routine business as may be
practicable to get through.
Senator Dixon of Montana, chairman
of the progressive national committee,
I think Wilson has done the wise
thing in calling an extra session.
This gives the administration and
the democratic party an oppor
tunity to put Into actual practice
their promises made during the
"ALL DEPENDS," SAYS DIXON
"Will the democrats receive the sup
port of the progressives in revising
the tariff?" Dixon was asked.
"That will depend upon their per
formances," he said. "There are about
25 progressive members of the house
who will caucus separately and be a
separate political entity and no doubt
they will be glad to support the Wil
son program if it squares with their
"But remember the progressives are
protectionists," added the senator,
Senator McCumber of North Dakota
expressed the republican view, saying:
I suppose the sooner lie starts
the disturbance the better, I do
not think the democrats will at
tempt to put through such a meas
ure as their platform calls for.
I do not think they dare do it.
I never knew an extra session that
did not defeat the man who called
it. President Taft had a dose of it.
CHINESE WHO RESIST
OFFICERS UNDER BAN
Will Be Haled Into Police Court
Prosecution of Chinese gamblers and
lottery men for failing to admit mem
bers of the Chinatown squad armed
with search warrants, was threatened
by Police Judge'Deasy yesterday morn
ing when Corporal Charles Goff com
plained of the methods of the Chinese.
I am going to ask the district
attorney to cite every Chinese
found in these places for contempt
of court, under section 166 of the
penal code, in refusing to admit
the corporal on search warrants.
I think the time has come when
the resistance to orders of the
court and lawful search warrants
should be stopped in some way.
It is getting to be a farce when a
warrant is lawfully issued and the
people against Whom it is issued,
bar the doors up ahd refuse to
allow the officers to enter.
Goff has had charge of the squad but
one week and during that time has met
with resistance in all suspected gam
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Continued From Pnge 1
his long service entitles him to distinc
He made careful preparations to
leave forever the command with which
he had so long been identified. He
arose early and wrote a long letter.
There was nothing spectacular ai>out
his preparations. Previously he had
told his friends that life held nothing
more for him. He had committed a
trifling offense, he told them, and had
been punished more than he could .bear.
He locked himself in his room. No
one saw him again until after the re
port of the weapon, when the door of
his room was broken open. He was
lying on the bed, with blood gushing
from a wound In his abdomen. The
ambulance of the Detterman hospital
was called and the veteran was rushed
to the operating table. An operation
was performed and the bullet was found
lodged in his back just under the skin.
It had penetrated his intestines and
the liver. Surgeons at the hospital
said he had a slight chance of recovery.
Hugg was a veteran of the cam
paign in China during the Boxer re
bellion, when he distinguished him
self for bravery. He served througjb
the Spanish war and also in the Philip
pines, and he was known throughout
the army as the highest type of soldier.
Years before, he fought with his com
pany in the Indian wars in the west
and was promoted on merit. It is said
that the case may find its way to Major
General Arthur Murray, chief of the
western division, for thorough investi
It is an open secret —a secret at
which officers generally winked —that
petty gambling is indulged in by sol
diers at the Presidio, and, in fact,
throughout the entire army. Time and
again clubs have been established for
noncommissioned officers where they
might play for small stakes without
having to visit the cities and become
the prey of card sharpers.
Several soldiers wrote letters to their
superiors yesterday, begging that
friendly gambling be dealt with more
Lieutenant V. E. Clark, coast artil
lery corps, was the officer who made
the arrests, in his capacity as officer of
the day. A member of the guard was
detailed by Lieutenant Clark to find out
where the "noncoms" and the privates
were. Ke reported that they were
playing poker in the attic. The arreste
Sergeant Hugg was not the only one
who suffered by the judgment of the
court. Several of the'sergeants were
men of more than 1" years' honorable
service and were known as among tho
most efficient officers In the coast artil
Within three weeks there have been
half a dozen attempts on the part of
soldiers to take their own lives. Only
one man, Private Abel, First cavalry,
was successful—unless Sergeant Huge
finds the grave he sought.
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S. S. McClure Thinks It Began
With the Railways >
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Nor. 16.—
"Our governmental officials are ama
teurs In efficiency, but professionals in
seeking and getting improper re
wards," said S. S. McClure, the New
York publisher, in his address to Stan
ford students this morning on the sub
ject of "Cure of Political Corruption in
He quoted statistics to prove that
America is 50 years behind Europe
in municipal government, due to the
fact that our statesmen had been en
gaged for 100 years in ridding the
country of slavery and during the pe
riod In which European countries.were
solving their problems arising from
the enormous number of new inven
tions and the railroads, the United
States was engaged In civil war.
"Governmental corruption began
with the railroads," said McClure. "A
great system of political corruption
arose and our government found after
the war that it did not have sufficient
knowledge to deal with the railroads
and their builders. They instituted the
corruption that we have been fighting*
for the last 20 years."
STRONG ARM OF THE LAW
AFTER LITTLE BLIND GOD
[Special Ditpatch to The Call]
PALO ALTO, Nov. 15.—Because moon
light nights have disclosed the alarm
ing condition that the cozy nooks about
the staid high school buildings have
come into the possession of spooning l
couples, the board of education is up
In arms. At the meeting of the pub
lic safety commissioners this afternoon
the beard members announced their
startling discovery and as a result H.
•B, Twombly has been appointed a
special officer to chase disciples of the
blind god from the precincts of the'
house of learning.
ARREST OF POLICE
CHIEF IS ORDERED
SAN MATEO. Nov. 15.—Captain J\ W.
Wagdener of the Eleventh company,
coast artillery, N. G. C, has ordered ths
arrest of Chief of Police George E.
Jones of Burlingame for not attending
drills. The order was placed in the
hands of First Sergeant E. C. Caldwell,
but had not been served tonight. Jones'
wife, who is city librarian, has been 111.
end he has been taking her place, which
is his explanation for not attendina*