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TO FAVOR WEST
IN CABINET JOB
Bell and Spreckels Men
tioned for Work in Throw
ing California Toward
IN LINE FOR REWARD
Former's Corporation Bonds
Probably Will be Ignored
t© Please Party Folk
GEORGE GRISWOLD HILL
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON*. Nov. CO.—When Pres
ident elect Wilson selects his cabinet
he will undoubtedly look to the west
because of thetpolftlcal debt he owes
that section. i
Prominent among those who have
already been mentioned for cabinet po
sitions are Theodore Bell and Rudolph
Spreckels, both of California, who fig
ured actively In the splendid showing
made by Governor Wilson In their
Although Bell was an ardent sup
porter of Speaker Clark for the demo
cratic nomination at Baltimore, he is
being urped as a logical selection to
represent the democrats of the far
west in the new administration.
Speaker nark will lend his utmost in
fluence in behalf of Bell, who worked
tirelessly for the liemocratlc nominee
when his choice was defeated in the
CORPORATION BONDS IGNORED
In supporting Bell, who has been
prominently identified in the recent
democratic campaigns of California,
once as the gubernatorial nominee.
Speaker Clark will have the approval
of many of his influential political
friends.' It has been argued that the
corporation affiliations of Bell will be
sn obstacle In his cabinet aspirations,
but it is not expected that this charge
will be vigorously pressed.
Spreckels at one period in the pre
convention days appeared as a substan
tial financial supporter of Senator La
Folletie, but with the advent of the bull
moo.se movement stood sponsor for the
first republican Wilson league. His
well known experience in the financial
world makes him an ideal choice for
secretary of the treasury. In the opin
ion of his political supporters. He Is
candidate for a cabinet position,
but his name has been put forward by
democrats who believe that his services
in California should be rewarded by
some honor at the hands of President
E. M. AMMONS PROPOSED
Tn the Washington gossip about cab
inet possibilities the names of Klias M.
Amnion.-- of Colorado and William King
of Oregon have been suggested as
worthy of consideration, both men
being looker) upon as qualified for the
position of secretary of the inSacior.
There is not much possibility of the
former accepting a cabinet position even
though it were offered to him. yet it Is
known that Governor Wilson deeply ap
preciates the plucky fight in the cam
paign in Colorado and realizes that he
would make a valuable member of the
official family In Washington.
As a political move John Frank Tol
ton, defeated candidate for governor of
Utah. Is urged as a possibility, but it Is
not expected that he will be selected.
Wilson Silent on Cabinet
HAMILTON. Bermuda. Nov. 20.—"A1l
statements about selections for the
cabinet may be disregarded until I
make the announcement myself," de
clared President elect Wilson when he
was told of the reports published In
the United States. Governor Wilson
said he had not offered or intimated an
offer of a position In his cabinet to
sny one. William J. Bryan has not
been invited to Bermuda, and it is said
that he is not expected here during
Mr. Wilson's stay.
REVIVAL OF PLANS FOR
AFRICAN CENTRAL ROAD
London Capitalist la Promoting a
Sfbrnr to Ralae Funds for Build
ing 3.000 Mile Railway Line
LONDON. Nov. 20.—The plan of con
stricting a 3,000 mile railroad through
Central Africa has been revived by the
conclusion of peace In Tripoli. The
plan was originally made 30 years ago
by % firm of London contractors and
engineers, but had to be abandoned be
cause of di(Terences between the bey
of Tripoli and the sultan of Turkey.
The success of the undertaking is
conditional on the raising of a capital
of fifty million dollars and the con
sent of Italy, France and Belgium,
through the territories of which the
proposed railway will run.
A London capitalist who was inter
ested in the original scheme declares
that both the capital and the consent
will be forthcoming, as the line would
provide for the great commercial In
terests of Europe a ready access to
the most fertile regions of Central
REBUKE FOR BOARD OF
TRADE OF BRITAIN
Commonwealth of Australia Adopts
BUI of tbe Moat Stringent Char
acter Regulating Navigation
LONDON. Nov. 20.—A rebuke to the
British Board of Trade's shipping de
partment has Just been administered
by the commonwealth of Australia in
the shape of a navigation bill passed
by the legislature.
The bill will not become law imme
diately, although It has passed both
houses of the commonwealth legisla
ture. It has been reserved by the gov
ernor general for the consideration of
tho home government.
The proposed law provides that every
foreign going ship, Australian trade
ship or vessel engaged In the coasting
trade carrying 60 or more persons, in
cluding passengers and crew, shall be
equipped with efficient wireless ap
paratus for communication over dis
tances not less than 100 miles, day and
TWO DETECTIVES ARE
REINSTATED BY WHITE
rles Gallatin and Thomas Daly,
policemen who were removed from the
detective bureau to patrol duty by
Captain of Detectives Mooney last Fri
day, were reinstated Inst night in the
upper office by Chief of Police White.
a£TAILXBS TO COmTEKE-A meeting of the
rtetailers' Credit association ha* been called
Tor this evening- to convene in tbe Pacific
bulldinj. Matters conf-emlng credit accounts
T»!i; be acted upon. The purple of the as*c
<iat!on ia to nrotect iv members from delin
Best Stenographers Are Pretty
Have You Photo of 'Miss Best'?
Miss Emily Marshy, one of San Francisco's prettiest stenographers.
If So, Give Her an Opponunity to Win That
Coveted Voyage to Honolulu
There are more than 15,000 stenog
raphers employed in San Francisco.
Their salaries run from $10 a week to
$4,000 a year. This means that mora
than $1,000,000 a month is paid in this
cjty to this class of wage earners, nine
tenths of whom are women.
San Francisco runs above the aver
age in the size of the Individual sal
aries paid to stenographers.
The problem the business man has to
face is matrimony among his girl em
ployes. The ranks of the stenographer
forever are changing.
J. M. Lund, resident manager of the
Remington Typewriter company, said
"We fill about 400 vacancies a month.
Matrimony sets a lively pace for us.
"Personal appearance is a business
woman's biggest asset. This, of
course, includes personality. These
things are more Important than ability.
In fact, they run more than 50 per
BROKER HAYMAN A VERY
MUCH SOUGHT CITIZEN
The Police and Sundry of
His Clients Want Ex
Three warrants were issued yester
day by Police Judge Wcller for the
arrest on charges of felony embezzle
ment of Thomas E. Hayman, a real
estate* broker of 129 Sutter street, who
lives at the Keystone apartments In
Hyde street. The first warrant was
issued on complaint of J. W. Stern,
1636 Market street, bail being fixed In
this case at $250 bonds or $100 cash.
The second was on complaint of Cath
erine F. Hill. 232 Eighteenth avenue,
with ball at $1,000 bonds or »600 cash,
and the third on complaint of' Doris
Gctze. with bail at $5,000 bonds or
Up to a late hour last night Hayman
had not been found, although Detec
tive Richard Bell had been searching
for him since early In the forenoon.
Hayman acquired some notoriety
about four weeks ago owing to an af
fray he had in Montgomery street
with Len D. Owens Jr., an employe of
his and son of Len D. Owens of the
milling firm of Owens & Unger, 708
Sansome street. Hayman got very
much the worst of the encounter and
had young Owens arrested. The case
is still pending In the police court. The
quarrel between the two Is said to have
been due to remarks made by Hayman
about Owens over the telephone to the
The exact nature of the alleged em
bezzlements of Hayman have not been
revealed. After the warants were is
sued yesterday morning several more
persons went to the hall of justice and
complained that they had been swin
dled by Hayman. One of them was
Mrs. C. F. Boyd of 1240 McAllister
street, who alleges that on November
16 she gave Hayman $1,350 as a 10 per
cent deposit on a sum to be invested
for her, but that she never got the
property and has not seen Hayman
DAMAGE SUIT IS BROUGHT
RAILWAY IS ALLEGED TO HAVE
DAMAGED GROWTH OF TIMBER
OAKLAND, Nov. 20.—Suit for $7,500
damages was filed today by P. E.
Bowles against the Oakland, Antioch
and Eastern Railway company. Bowles
alleged that he owned eight lots in
Piedmont Heights in Claremont and
that a dense natural stand of timber
and shrubs 'had been damaged by tho
railway employes. In constructing the
company lines trees and shrubs were
said to havo been cut down on Bowles'
holdings. Bowles fixed his direct loss
in property value at $2,500 and undor
a section of the state law this was
trebled in his demand for damages.
Thanksgiving Table Decorations
We suggest dainty little life-like
Turkeys filled with candy, or delicious
miniature candy plum puddings decked
with, holly. Geo. Haas & Sons' four
THE FRxVNCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1912.
"We can overlook mistakes made by
a pretty girl with a gracious personal
ity. A girl who is particular about
her appearance usually is particular
about the quality of work she turns
"Such a girl soon adapts herself to
the conditions of her position. She
knows what is expected of her and
does her best to give satisfaction. She
always is In demand and her salary
goes up every year."
Who do you think is the prettiest
stenographer in San Francisco? The
pretty girl editor of The Call would
like to have her photograph so that
she might have a chance to go to
Honolulu in December as a guest of
Every one says nowadays that beauty
Is a combination of personality and
personal appearance. There are, in
consequence, a thousand standards of
beauty. What is your idea of the
prettiest wage earner In San Francisco?
Send in her photograph to The Call.
PETER PEFF IS UNDER
ARREST FOR PERJURY
Testimony Blackening a
Woman's Character Al
leged Given by Him
OAKLAND, Nov. 20.—Peter Peff was
held to answer by Police Judge George
Samuels today to the superior court
for perjury and bonds were fixed at
Peff testified recently in the court of
Superior Judge Waste In a suit brought
by Jesse E. Howell against his former
wife, Olive Howell, who had been
awarded an interlocutory decree and
tho custody of their child.
Howell had brought the suit to re
cover the child and Peff gave testimony
damaging to Mrs. Howell's character.
It was alleged that Peff had committed
perjury and the arrest followed.
The Call prints all the news all the
time. It is "the paper of authority."
The Ideal Christmas Gift
for the whole family
You will gladden the entire
household with a world of music
and entertainment with a
VICTROLA. These wonderful instruments are
priced to suit every purse—s2oo, $150, $100,
$75, $50, $25 and even $15. Besides, we
sell any Victrola on the easiest terms.
§ Do not wait until the week before Christmas to
select that VICTROLA. Come in now and select
at your leisure. We will hold the VICTROLA
and deliver it any day—Christmas day if you desire.
Sherman Mayi&i Ca
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VICTOR TALKING MACHINES. SHEET UVf^H^ts^^t^WKclSslltB 0 *
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
TAFT TO FIGHT TO END
FOR PROGRESSIVE LAWS
Message Will Urge Money
Reform and Workmen's
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, Nov.* 20.—Appeals for
the speedy enactment of banking and
currency reform legislation; adjustment
of the trust problem, and the estab
lishment of the budget system of mak
ing estimates will be the chief features
of President Taft's annual message,
upon which he will begin work to
Previously the president divided his
recommendations to congress in several
messages. It is understood he is in
clined to revert to the old method of
putting his views into one message and
devoting a special message merely to
the proposition of submitting estimates
in budget form.
Because he believes that the public
is entitled to a better understanding
of the government revenues and ex
penditures, the president will vigor
ously appeal for the establishment of
the budget plan. In addition to the
regular estimates which will be sent
to congress, as usual, by the secretary
of the treasury, a buSget will be sub
mitted by the president, although at
the last session of congress such action
was expressly forbidden.
The president, however, holds that
the law passed last summer was un
constitutional because It interfered
with his prerogatives.
In addition, the president will ask
for the enactment of most of tha legis
lation heretofore recommended by him,
but failed of passage. He will fight
to the last for laws which he believes
will be for the best Interests of the
country. He realizes that congress will
do little this winter beyond passing
appropriation bills. But, nevertheless,
he will strive to do what he can
for reforms of a progressive nature.
Among other things, the president
will persist in his efforts to get a work
men's compensation act adopted. The
senate at the last session passed what
the president regarded as a most com
prehensive law for compensating in
jured workmen employed on interstate
railroads. The house, however, blocked
the bill, evidently intending to delay
the enactment of such a law until
they were in control of all branches of
the government and might get the
credit for it themselves.
PRUNES ARE DECLARED
TO BE MISSING LINK
Fruit Intended for County Hoopltal Is
Criticised as Being aa Much
Animal an Vegetable
"These prunes are the missing link
between the animal and vegetable
kingdoms. The problem that has baf
fled seers and scientists for ages has
at last been solved. We have found
the missing link."
Supervisor Adolph Koshland deliv
ered himself of the above yesterday,
when the supplies committee, of which
hels chairman, rejected half a dozen
boxes of moldy, wormy and altogether
unhealthy looking prunes from the A.
J. Ranken company, wholesale grocers.
The prunes were to have been con
sumed by Inmates of the city and
county hospital and the relief home.
The committee not only rejected the
prunes, but directed the clerk to write
a strong letter reprimanding the com
pany and warning It that another such
delivery would mean that the city
would buy Its prunes In the open mar
ket at the company's expense.
BULL MOOSE ORGANIZE
IN THE THIRTY-SECOND
John r.lllaon. Defeated for Aaaembly
by Arthur Shannon. President of
New District Club
The first permanent progressive
party district club organization in San
Francisco has been perfected in the
thirty-second assembly district with
John Gillson. who was the progress
ives' candidate for the assembly, as its
president. The other officers of the
new club are R. L. Webb secretary,
Norman Rushton assistant secretary,
A. M. Duncan treasurer. The fram
ing of rtiles and bylaws for the club
is in the hands of a committee which
Includes Norman Rushton. Hugh
Burke, George Roth. A. M. Duncan and
R. L. Webb. Among those who made
short speeches at the organization
meeting were Colonel J. C. Currier.
Hugh Burke, Horace Wilson, E. J.
Chubbuck, Frank N. Rodgers, A. W.
Lelchtl and A. M. Duncan.
STATE UNWILLING TO
TAKE OWN MEDICINE
Employes of the state of California
who are injured while so employed can
not obtain comp»nsatton under the em
ployers' liability act, according to a
derision made yesterday by the su
preme court. The court held that the
legislature In enacting the liability law
did not intend It to apply to state em
HETCH HETCHY BATTLE
MAY RIVAL TCHATALIA
Forces Reach Capital; Gen
eral Long Hors de Combat
With the Mumps
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—The advance
guard of the opposing forces in the
forthcoming battle over Hetch Hetchy
arrived today. City Engineer O'Shaugh
nessy, City Attorney Long and Assistant
City Attorney English of San Francisco
are here, and others are on the way.
John R. Freeman, consulting engi
neer, whose report on Hetch Hetchy
Is the bone of contention, will arrive
from Providence Friday, accompanied
by engineers and geologists. Mayor
Rolph, former Mayor James D. Phelan
and Supervisor Alex Vogelsang will
The Turlock-Modesto irrigation dis
tricts will be represented by Attorney
Patrick Grtffln of Modesto, Luther
Wagoner of San Francisco, Harry S.
Crow and Benton Smith. Professor
Bade, secretary of the Sierra club, will
speak for the nature lovers. Engineer
H. T. Cory is also to be on hand. The
Spring Valley interests will be looked
after by E. J. McCutchen and H. E.
City Attorney Long is confined to his
hotel with an attack of the mumps and
has been directed by his physician not
to participate in the hearings which
begin next Monday. Assistant City At
torney Thomas E. Haven has been sent
for by telegraph on account of Long's
It Is expected that the board of engi
neers will participate with Secretary
Fisher in hearing the argument. If the
board has submitted a report, the fact
is not known to the San Franciscans.
Secretary Fisher promised City Engi
neer O'Shaughnessy that the entire
matter would be decided once and for
all at the conclusion of next week's
The circulation of The Call
are open to every one. We court
CONCERT TO BE REPEATED
Young Women Will Reader Program
of Works of Handel
BERKELEY, Nov. 20.—Mrs. Jessie
Dean Moore's pupils, who recently gave
a concert of works of Handel, will re
peat part of the program tomorrow
afternoon at the teachers' meeting at
the Washington Intermediate high
school. Taking part will be Miss Hat
tie Goldfish, Miss Margaret Gregory,
Miss Evelyn Woods, Miss Phyllis New
ell, Miss May Nething, Miss Ruth Simp
son, Miss Ruby Moore, Miss Ora Heck
ell, Miss Hope Jordan. Miss Estelle
Southworth, Miss Bernice Graham, Mrs.
W. W. Randolph and Mrs. Edith Moore
RED CROSS SEALS TO BE SOLD
OAKLAND, Nov. 20.—-The Alameda
County Medical society has Indorsed the
sale of Red Cross seals for Christmas as
a means of raising funds for the anti
tuberculosis campaign. The sale will be
conducted hy a large committee of
women who will meet tomorrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock at the Woman's ex
change to organize. There will be a
public meeting Sunday afternoon, De
cember 1. at 4 o'clock at Ebell hall. Dr.
Philip King Brown of San Francisco
and District Attorney W. H. Donahue
will be speakers.
In order to get the best results, food has to
be "humored" when being cooked, and dif
ferent foods demand different treatment
The thick, juicy steak, for instance, demands
an intense, quick flame, A slow, steady glow
is necessary for the pot roast; bread requires,
a moderately hot, steady heat; baking powder
biscuits a quick, hot oven.
Could you cook all these things at one
time with fcoal or wood? The answer is no.
Even if it were possible, consider the "firing"
and perspiring that would be your lot.
But you could cook them all at once with gas.
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Slippers, Sweaters, Umbrellas, etc.
Make your selections now while the stocks
are at their best and also avoid the Christmas
crowd. We will deliver selections at your
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