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GREECE BALKS
AND ARMISTICE
MAY NOT COME
Conditions Upon Which the
Protocol Is Based Are
Said to Be Unsatisfac
tory in Athens
HELLENIC DELEGATE
AWAITS A DECISION
Should King George Repu
diate Action of His Allies
War Will Be Resumed
settlement than they were two weeks
ago.
There is no disposition to back down,
either on the part of Belgrade or
Vienna. Austria has placed itself in
a position where it can not recede
without such a disastrous loss of pres
tige as to endanger the existence of
the empire. It is, therefore, up to
Serv'a.
It may be that after the war with
Turkey Is over, Servia may be Induced
to make apparent concessions which
will save Austria's face and at the
same' time get the substance if not
the name of what it wants. Other
wise it is hard to see how a clash
can be avoided. It may be that-even
if Austria decides to try to take what
it wants by force of arms, the ensuing
war may be localized.
AL STRIA MIGHT BE BEATEN
Military experts here are not at, all
sure that Austria would be victorious
in a war with the Balkan states. It
would confront a compact, thoroughly
organized army, smaller perhaps than
its own. but flushed with victory and
full of the confidence -which only comes
from successful fighting and battle-won
confidence in its leaders.
On the other hand it ia doubted if the
great percentage of Slavs in the Aus
trian army could be depended on In
such a war, while it Is known that the
Magyars and Czechs, Bohemians and
Hungarians are honeycombed by dis
affection.
It hardly is likely that Germany
would consider Itself bound to go to
the aid of its ally if the war were con
fined in Austria and the Balkan alli
ance. Russia hardly would take a hand
in the fight if Austria were getting the
worst of it.
If Austria and Servia come to blows,
therefore, a general European war may
still be avoided.
GREECE NOT IN ACCORD
Dr. yon Bethmann-Hollweg's decla
ration of the solidarity of the triple
alliance, which. It is reported, has been
renewed for another term of years, and
his announcement of Germany's deter
mination to uphold Turkey In an eco
nomic sense, is likely to influence the
delegates of all countries concerned to
discuss peace conditions In the spirit of
moderation already shown in the ar
mistice negotiations.
Although there is no change in the
actual situation tonight, some mis
giving is beginning to be expressed
with regard to the attitude of Greece.
Various - reasons are assigned for
Greek reluctance to sign the armis
tice. According to the Greek minis
ter in Paris. Greece opposes the pro
posal that the besieged garrisons shall
be provisioned during the armistice and
thinks that the allies ought to have
insisted upon their surrender.
There is no doubt that jealousy ex
ists between Greece and Bulgaria.
Greece asserts that* the Greek fleet
played an important role in the war,
and especially in preventing Turkey
from moving her troops by sea, and
that without her naval assistance the
allies could not have achieved such a
brilliant success. The race between
the Greeks and the Bulgarians for the
occupation of Saloniki and the inci
dents which followed this. Increased
the ill feeling, and the Greeks now
consider their interests are being sae
rlficed in die peace negotiations.
TURKISH TERMS NOT ACCEPTABLE
An Athens dispatch to the Times says
the Hestia publishes an article dilating
on the services rendered by the Greek
fleet to the allies and cites an official
communique which points out that the
Greek fleet in 10 days was able, while
executing Its chief mission of blockad
ing the Dardanelles, to occupy the
islands of Chios and Lesbos and protect
the disembarkation of the Bulgarians
sent from Saloniki to Dedeaghatch.
In addition, the mail service of the
Grt-ek mercantile marine, which requi
sitioned 95 ships, is emphasized.
The article refers to the feasibility
of a combined land and sea attack on the
Dardanelles and says that the Servian
and Greek armies are in a position to
render substantial aid to the Bulga
rians. Therefore the terms proposed
by the Turks as the basis for an arm
istice are not quite acceptable to the
victorious Balkan allien.
The Sofia correspondent of the Times
says;
The Turks would only consent to
raise the Turkish blockade on the
Black sea on condition that the
Greeks raise the blockade on the
Aegean. It is doubtful whether the
Oreek government will agree to
this.
Doubtless the early fall of Adrian
ople would expede the negotiations.
The final possession of Adrianople
is regarded here as sine qua non.
SALONIKI AGREED UPON
A Saloniki dispatch to the Times,
dated November 23, says that as a re
sult of the exodus of Greek troops to
Monastir and oi Bulgarian troops to
Dedeaghatch, the town at that time
was regaining its customary calm.
There was then little probability of any
outbreak between the soldiers of the al
lied armies.
Both Greeks and Bulgarians agreed
that the final disposition of Saloniki
should be left to diplomatic negotia
tions.
There were 40,000 refugees in Salon
iki, all in a deporable condition. After
the' arrival of the troops, they were
ejected from the mosques and other
buildings and driven to the open space
around the town, where they were with
out shelter, exposed to the cold and
drenching rain, starving and wallowing
in filth. Numbers died from exposure
and hunger, while smallpox and other
diseases had already appeared.
The Turkish prisoners in the camp
were living under similar appalling con
ditions. Although the Turkish Red
Crescent was well equipped, the Turk
ish military hospital was in a terrible
condition, without bandages, medicines
or comforts, and the only food was
moldy bread,
Al STRIA HAS THREE ARMIES
The Belgrade correspondent of the
Chronicle gives an outline of the Aus
, trian war plans and says:
Austria is forming three armies,
two directed against Russia and
against Servia. The first, or
northern army. to defend Galicia,
ss beine concentrated in the forti
fied triangle formed of Crac**»w, To
t-aszow and PrserpyaL Around
lumbers and along the frontier,
lntrenchments are be4ng dug and
the vast plain covered with wire
intairglements to check the possi
ble advance of Russian cavalry.
i The second or eastern aj-fny is
Oroville Gayly Decked
Thousands Visit Show
Officials prominent in Oroville's second
annual exposition
gathering in Transllvanla and
Bukowlna, along the Russian fron
tier. The third, or southern army,
will operate partly from the south
of Hungary against Belgrade and
Semen dia, to force a passage over
the Danube into Moravia valley and
partly from Bosnia and Herzego
vina against the ♦ western Servia
frontier and the Sanjak of Novl
pazar.
VAST IRRIGATION PLAN
FOR INTERIOR VALLEY
Sppria! Dispatch to The Call
HANFORD, Dec. 2.—A stupendous
undertaking, but entirely within the
range of probability. This is the spirit
in which the San Joaquin valley has
set on foot _ movement to irrigate the
7,000,000 acres in Its confines. There
are 1,300,000 acres, approximately a
third of the area of the valley, now
under irrigation. Conservative esti
mates place the cost of the project at
$100,000,000.
John Fairweather of Fresno is in
Kings county interesting farmers, or
chardists. vineyardists and residents
generally in the plan. Fairweather is
one of the committee of three appointed
recently at the meeting of irrlgation
lsts held in Fresno. Other members of
the committee are A. L. Cowell, Mo
desto, and R. L. Hargrove, Madera.
Fairweather pointed out today that
$32,000 had been appropriated by the
government for a preliminary survey
of the San Joaquin vallex, project. This
sum is at the command of the board
of army engineers at any time the
state appropriates a like sum.
The scope of the irrigation project,
when contemplated on paper, is so gi
gantic that It seems almost foolhardy.
Two huge canals Would carry the storm
waters of the Sacramento valley and
San Joaquin valley.
Under the terms of Newland's $50,
--000,000 river regulation b.il, $5,000,000
Is set apart for the Pacific coast, San
Joaquin valley trrigationists believe
they are entitled to a share of this.
BELMONT'S BRIDE PUTS
SHAPELY FOOT DOWN
Defies Papa August and All of His
Millions to Detach Her From
> loang: Raymond
Special Dispatch to The Call
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—Mrs. Ethel Tor
raine Belmont, the chorus girl bride of
Raymond Belmont, was in her apart
ment tonight, when she said:
"Raymond Is gone. He left last
Thursday with, his brother Morgan and
I have received no news of him since."
Mrs. Belmont's eyes were red from
weeping. Her cheeks were pale and
her hair disarranged. She plainly was
In deep distress. While she talked be
tween sobs a negro maid manicured
her finger nails. The white waist she
wore was rumpled and the black tailor
made skirt showed more wear than
would be expected of the new daughter
in law of August Belmont.
"Only -threats from his father could
have kept Raymond away from me,"
she continued. "Raymond loves me and
I love him. His father must have re
sorted to some strategy to take him
from me in this way.
'And never once since he left here
wijh Morgan has he so much as com
municated with me by either telephone
or letter. He could have wired -me. It
would have been so easy and such a
comfort to me."
GIRL LEAVES HOME
AND CANT'bE FOUND
■_»_■ Going a Long Way Off," I« Word
She Leaves for Distracted
$ Parents
Seven ye_r old Katherine Miller ran
away from her home, 1300 Golden Gate
avenue, yesterday morning to see the
city, and her frantic parents have in
stituted a search for the little one,
which In the first 12 hours proved
fruitless. No trace of the little girl
since she strayed from her home has
been found.
"I'm going a long way off," is the
message she left written on her slate,
leaving it in the hall for her mother.
Little Katherfne is blonde haired,
with hair cut "Dutch fashion" and tied
with a red bow on top.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. F. Miller, her par
ents, living at the St. Mungo apart
ments, have asked ihe police to aid in
the scare h.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1912.
Butte County Glories
in Excellence of
Its Products
Special Dispatch to Tha Call
OROVILLE, Dec. 2.—The idea that
southern California has a monopoly on
the great and unexplored art of boost
ing, of either a plain-Dr a fancy nature,
will be speedily disillusionized in the
minds of the thousands of visitors who
visit this city during the coming week.
A visit to the exposition building built
by the progressive citizens of this city
at a cost of $25,000, arfd Just now bor
dering on completion, which will house
the exhibits of the second annual olive,
orange anft poultry shows, will prove to
them that the art of boosting Is known
Just as well north of the Tehachapi as
it Is in the southland.
Everybody was busy yesterday.
Scores of local men, women and chil
dren were busily engaged putting the
finishing touches on the exhibits and
the huge pavilion is rapidly assuming
the form that It will have tomorrow
evening when W. L. Hathaway, the
special representative of the Panama-
Pacific Exposition company, who comes
from San Francisco, will officially open
the show. After he speaks the city
will be turned over by Mayor George
W. Braden to -the thousands fltf visitors
who will be here during the week. The
city is ready for the visitors, hundreds
of whom came yesterday. Persons in
terested in the various development and
orchard companies in the county are
here arranging their booths.
Never before in the history of Butte
have the different communities been
united, Chico, Honcut, Grldley, Biggs,
Paradise, Conasset and, in fact, all of
the other little communities In the
county have their special committee
members here getting their products in
readiness for the opening of the show.
Oranges, olives, nuts, raisins, preserved
fruits, farm produce, rice, poultry, and,
in fact, everything grown lh'tle county
will be shown.
Tomorrow evening 100 or more of the
executive, freight and traffic as well
as maintenance officials of the Western
Paciflc and its allied roads will come
here from San Francisco, the special
train of seven coaches will be parked
here and the entire day, Wednesday,
will be spent In viewing the beauties
of the exposition, the city, the orchards
and the Feather river canyon, which
opens its way through the high Sierras
right at the city limits of Oroville. The
first tunnel of this road is visible from
this city.
A display of game birds from the
state game farm at Hayward arrived
here today, and tomorrow more of these
birds are coming here. The special
representative sent out, upon viewing
the magnitude of the show, decided that
more birds should be shown.
JUDGE WM. W. MORROW
ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Judge William W. Morrow of the
United States circuit court of appeals
announced yesterday that he would re
tire from the federal bench July 15 of
next year. At that time Judge Morrow
will be 70 years old and Will have
.served 22 years on the federal bench
and will be entitled to a pension of
$7,000 a year, which is the salary of
the office.
For many years the logical successor
to Judge Morrow has been United
States District Judge William C. Van
Fleet, but It Is more than likely that
a democrat will be appointed, as Gov
ernor Wilson then will be president of
the United States.
While* on the federal bench Judge
Morrow has rendered 600 decisions and
has held court in California, Washing
ton, Oregon, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho,
Montana., the Hawaiian islands and in
the American quarters in China. He
established the United States district
court In Arizona when that state was
admitted.
Judge Morrow was born in Indiana
and came to California in 1859, 10
years after the generation of pioneers.
He was born July 15, 1843. In 1869
he was admitted to the bar in this
state and the next year he was ap
pointed assistant United States attor
ney, a position he held until 187..
Among the more Important cases
Judge Morrow has handled were those
which came before the French and
American -claims commission dealing
with property questions arising from
the of American vessels by the
French government during the war
of the revolution, and the Alabama
claims commission.
In both cases he acted as special
counsel for the United States govern
ment. In 1885 he was elected to con
gress from California and served until
1891. He was a member of the com
mittee which reported the interstate
commerce bill and was also on the
committee that carried the act through
the house of representatives. He In
corporated the National Red Cross so
ciety.
President Harrison appointed Judge
Morrow to the federal bench in 1891,
making him a district judge. He was
made a circuit judge by President Mc-
Klnley In 1897, serving until congress
abolished that court last year. He
has held his present position on the
bench of the United States circuit
court of appeals for more than twenty
one years.
Judge Morrow said yesterday that
he did not care to state what his plans
were after he retired except that he
intended to continue in active life.
Judge Morrow will leave for Wash
ington, D- C., this month to attend the
convention of the Carnegie institu
tion, of which he Is a trustee.
3 DAY CELEBRATION IN
NEW TONG -QUARTERS
Wong Benevolent Society to Hold
Elaborate Ceremonies In Honor
of Completion of Home
A three day celebration in the Chi
nese quarter, marking the opening of
new quarters, was begun last night by
members of-the Wong Wun Sun, com
monly known as the Wong Benevolent
feccicty, the wealthiest and largest ***hi
neso family -ong in the United St;,tes.
The now building of the Wong family
Is at 3T Waverly place and has just
b«*en completed and furnisned. It is lo
cated next to the new Bing Kung Tong
building. «
The tutting room li th«*> quarters is
the mest lundsomely nttud tod gar vim
among Chinese societies of the
coai-*: It X fitted with **arv3d .'nuhog
any valued at $20,000.
The ccl< .ration str V_ in the old
quarters at 143 Waverly place.
Oranges and Olives at Orovflle
Take in the big Agricultural, Mining
and Poultry Show/, December 3 to 7.
Reduced rates via Southern Pacific.
Tickets on sale December 2 to 8; final
return limit, December 3.—Advt.
S. P. MEnbtn lb
Harriman Deal Meets Same
Fate as Northern Se
curities Case; Ruling
Is Unanimous
Continued From T-sre 1
not prepared to discuss the full effect
of the decision upon other railroads.
Attorney General Wickersham issued
a statement in which he declared that
the opinion extended the principles of,
the Northern Securities case and re
affirmed those of the Standard Oil and
.St. Louis . Terminal association de
cisions.
OIL RULING OTEI>
Justice Day, in his opinion, spoke of
the Standard Oil and Tobacco cases of
last year as* the final authority on the
Interpretation of the Sherman anti
trust act. He pointed to the decisions
before the Standard Oil and Tobacco
cases as being approved in those cases
and then .proceeded to apply to this
merger the principles discussed In all
these decisions.
"We take it, in this connection," he
said, "that It may be regarded as* set
tled that a combination which places
railroads engaged in interstate com
merce in such relation as to create a
single dominating control in one cor
poration .whereby, natural and exist
ing competition in, interstate commerce*
is unduly restricted or suppressed, is
within condemnation of the act. While
the law may not be able to enforce
competition, it can reach combina
tions which rendered competition im
practicable."
NO DIFFERENCE IN CONTROL
"Nor do we think It can make any
difference that instead of .reporting
the Northern Securities' case, the con
trolling interest in the stock of one
corporation i s transferred to the other.
The domination and control and the
power to suppress competition, are ac
quired in the one case no less than
in the other and the resulting mis
chief, af which the statute was aimed,
is equally effective whichever form
Is adopted."
He added that a more effectual form
of combination to obtain the control of
a competing railroad than for one road
to acquire a dominating stock inter
est In the other could hardly be con
ceived.
One by one Justice Day took up the
arguments upon which the railroads
hdped to defeat* the government's suit.
He first considered the argument that
the systems were not competitors, but
partners.
"To compete." said the jastice, "Is to
strive for something which another is
actively seeking and wishes to gain."
POWER GUARDED AGAINST
He quoted the testimony of railroad
men that this was what the Union
Paciflc and Southern Paciflc were doing
at the time of the purchase. Competi
tion as to rates was not the only aim
of the law, he explained; but there was
competition as to the character of serv
ice rendered and accommodations af
forded. He* said that it made no differ
ence that rates were not raised for the
time being, after the combination was
effected.
"It Is the scope of such combinations
and their power to suppress and stifle
competition or create monopoly which
determines the applicability of the act,"
Justice Day declared.
The argument that the competition
was inflnitestimal he dismissed with
the statement that it|unounted to many
millions of dollars.
Next he took up the argument that
the Union Pacific was only a connect
ing road and really had no line to
.Ban Francisco, but was dependent upon
the Southern Paciflc for such terms as
it could make over the old Central Pa
ciflc line from Ogden to San Francisco.
He said that that was going too far,
that the Union Pacific's Portland route
was available and It would have been
detrimental to the Southern Paciflc to
have declined an arrangement to carry
the Union Pacific's business from Ogden
to San Francisco. >
CONTROL EVIDENT, HE SAYS
"But this casa is not to be decided on
the theory." he continued, "that only
so much of the Southern 1 * Pacific system
as operates between Ogden and San
Francisco has been acquired. The pur
chase may be judged by what in fact
it has accomplished and the natural
and probable consequences of . that
which was done. Because it would
have been lawful to -gain, by pur
chase or otherwise, an entrance into
California over the old Central Pacific
does not render it legal to acquire the
entire system, largely engaged in inter
state commerce in competition with the
purchasing road."
Justice Day replied to the argument
that a majority of the stock had not
been purchased and therefore no con
trol had been acquired. He quoted
Harriman as saying that a compact,
united ownership of 46 per cent of a
big corporation was* sufficient to con
trol It.
PF. DUNNE GIVES
• MERGER'S HISTORY
Attorney PMfir F. Dunne, whp
handled the Southern Paciflc and
Union Pacific merger case for the
Harriman interests, said yesterday
that he was not in a position to dis
cuss the supreme court's decision in
that he had not received enough in
formation concerning it to speak in
telligently upon it. He made the fol
lowing statemeit In review of the
case:
"In 1960. at tlie time of C. P. Hunt
ington's death, p.nd. indeed, prior to
his death. It hacj been understood that
the Gould line, 1 namely, the Denver
and Rio Grandei which comes west to
Ogden, was anxious to acquire control
of the Southern Pacific between Ogden
and California, }n order to give It a
thorough transcontinental line. It was
also understood! that the Burlington
was contemplating an extension of Its
line from D.nMter to Ogden with a
view, also, of by purchase
the through Hn< of the Southern Pa
cific from Oglea to California.
"It was also! understood that the
Chicago and liorthwestern contem
plated building into Utah and up to
Ogden with the same purpose in view
as the Gould line tnd Burlington. The
Union Paciflc at tjat time was simply
an intermediate life between the Mis
souri river and Cfcden. dependent on
its eastern conneefons at the Missouri
river and depend«ht on the west on
the Southern Paclic line from Ogden
to California as it* only outlet to the
Paciflc coast.
"If any of these «tber interests should
acquire the Southefi Paciflc they would
tje in a position to|nake theirs the pre
ferred connection of- that line to the
exclusion of the UUoa Pacific, and the
Union Pacific, wht|i had recently been
reorganized and hjd spent millions in
standardizing its broperty, would be
bottled up at Open. That was the
reason that move] Harriman to pur
chase for the Pacific the Hunt
ington interest in the Southern Paciflc
stock.
"So important *4as the relating of
Murray May Be Chief
Leonard Wood to Retire
fyfajor General Arthur Murray,
U. S. A.
preferred connection with the Southern
Pacific at Ogden to an Intermediate line
terminating at Ogden that the Denver
and Rio Grande, as, soon as the Union
Pacific acquired Its stock interest in
the Southern Pacific, felt Itself com
pelled to construction entire railroad,
called the Western Pacific, at an im
mense outlay, between Ogden and San
Francisco, and it has before it the ex
penditure of an Immense amount of
money In the way of feeding and tribu
tary lines to California points. It was
because the Southern Paciflc and the
Union Paciflc were natural connecting
lines at Ogden that the Union Paciflc
bought the Southern Pacific stock.
"It is difficult to understand, without
first seeing the opinion of the supreme
court, upon what theory that court
proceeded in regarding the stock pur
chase as in restraint of competition,
where the railroads- concerned were
connecting lines. The Sunset line of
the Southern Pacific was a part of that
system between San Francisco and New
York by way of New Orleans when the
Union Paciflc bought the Huntington
stock. But this did not make the Uni#i
Paciflc and the southern line of the
Southern Pacific competing lines, for
the obvious reason that the Union Pa
ciflc could not get Into California except
over the Southern Pacific rails as a con
necting line between Ogden and Cali
fornia. The Union Pacific did have a
rail line through to Portland and a
couple oT steamers between Portland
and San Francisco, but the evidence
was practically unanimous that this
was not a practicable route and that no
business moved that way. This stock
purchase was the prominent question in
the case.
"The San Pedro line was built by the
Union Paciflc jointly with the Clark
interests, and the one dissenting judge
of the four circuit judges held with the
Union Paciflc that there was no viola
tion of law in the San Pedro trans
action."
DECISION AUGURS
A SHAKEUP HERE
The decision of the United States su
preme court holding the merger of the
Union Paciflc and Southern Pacific to
be unlawful has struck beyond the cal
culations of the officials of the rail
read. It was entirely unexpected, so
said Attorney Peter F. Dunne, who
handled the case for the Harriman in
terests. The decision, it is believed,
means the breaking up of the tremend
ous power and a decentralization of the
management of the Harriman interests',
temporarily at least.
Whether the ramifications* of the de
cision will result In a shakeup of the
executive management of the two lines
is beyond the conjecture of local offi
cials and President William Sproule
and Vice President and Chief Counsel
William F. Herrin were silent, refus
ing to discuss the matter on the
ground that they did not understand
just how far reaching tie decision will
be.
It is conjectured that five powerful
men of the Harriman organization will
be left without positions* as a result of
the decision. These men are:
Julius Kruttschnltt, director of
maintenance of both lines.
Louis J. Spence, director of traffic of
both lines.
William Mahl, controller of both
lines.
Maxwell Evarts, general counsel of
both lines.
W. V. S. Thorne, director of pur
chases of both lines.
Two other officials are Alexander
Millar, secretary of both lines, and C.
B. Seger, deputy controller of both
lines.
Whether all of these positions will
be vacated depends on the attitude of
the United States circuit court of the
eighth district in St. Louis.
As far as the local officials learned
from the details of the supreme court's
decision, three months will be allowed
to dispose of the stock by which the
Union Pacific controls the Southern
Paciflc.
Both the Southern Paciflc and Union
Pacific have complete executive or
ganizations apart from the supervis
ing organization, consisting of the
seven men mentioned. There is a pos
sibility that a big shakeup may occur
in the Southern Pacific here to make
places for the big officials without
{jobs. But to the contrary it was
learned from a reliable source that
the personnel of the executive or
ganization of the Southern Paciflc will
not be disturbed, and that Kruttschnltt
and other officials, whose places may
be vacated by the court, will be re
tained In New York in an advisory
capacity.
• —
TUG SAVES NOTED SHIP
FROM WRECK ON ROCKS
County of Linlithgow Goes Ashore
While Beating Ip Straits of
Jam de Fucn 4
VANCOUVER. B. C. Dec. 2.—Mistak
ing the new light at Otter point for the
old light at Race rocks while beating
up the straits of Juan de Fuce to Vic
toria during very thick weather, early
this morning, the Chilean four masted
sailing ship County of Linlithgow,
Captain Mueller, ran aground just east
of Otter point, about 18 miles out
of his course.
The tifg Lome of Victoria hurried to
the vessel's assistance and pulled it
off at high tide. It will be hauled out
at Esquimault tomorrow for a sur
vey of its bottom, which Is claimed
not to be seriously damaged from its
impact with the rocky shore line. The
ship was 51 days out from Antofo
gasta In ballast en route to Vancouver
to load lumber for Australia. It is
owned by a Chilean firm at Valparaiso,
was built at Glasgow in 1887 and holds
several Paciflc sailing records, includ
ing that between Valparaiso and Cape
Flattery, Md., In 35 days last spring.
•■
0. C. BOABD SPEAKS—George C. Board spoke
in f-tot of amendment No. 27, providing for
district local option before a meeting last night
In the Lincoln Park Improvement association.
11. J. Keg-el presided over tbe meeting.
Commander of West
ern Division Named
As Successor
Major General Arthur Murray, com
, mand-ing the western division of the
army, will supersede Major General
Leonard Wood as chief of staff of the
the United States military forces, ac
cording to a well founded and persist
ent rumor in San Francisco army cir
cles yesterday. General Murray, who
is noted as a soldier of unusual at
tainments, and was practically respon
; sible for the reorganization of the
western division, which he hat com
manded for nearly 18 monthsv heads
the list of likely candidates for the
coveted position, whicMi, carries with It
the almost complete control of the
United States army. /
The only two other major generals
In the service who would be considered
for the high honor are Thomas H.
Barry, of the department of the east,
and William H. Carter, of the central
division. General Murray outranks
either of these soldiers in point of
service.
It is pointed out that General Mur
ray Is looked on with favor by demo
crats In congress, and he Is a lifelong
friend of Champ Clark, the speaker of
the house, whose influence would go a
long way in the selection of a chief of
staff.
One of the first things that Presi
dent-elect Wilson will do when he
takes his* seat in the White House, will
be to fill the vacancy which will be
made by the retirement of General
Wood, March 4. as chief of staff. While
President Wilson is empowered to se
lect whomever he sees fit. It is argued
that a general whose military service
has attracted the favorable attention
which Murray's has received will be
considered.
General Murray's aids said yester
day that in their opinion he would re
ceive the nomination without a doubt.
They pointed out that his military fit
ness for the position and his intimate
friendship with the new democratic
leaders would stand strongly in his
favor.
General Murray had little to say
when the subject was brought to his
attention. He said it would be rather
indelicate for him to discuss a matter
that was purely up to the president.
"I am from Missouri and they will
have to show me," said General Mur
ray, smiling. "I have no doubt," he
continued, "that if the army selected
a man for the chief of staff I might
have a good chance. However, no one
can tell what Mr. Wilson will do. He
might like some other major general
to take General Wood's place. Of
course I would feel deeply honored in
the happy event of the choice falling
to my lot."
General Murray is known through
out the army as a great organizer and
is extremely popular.
General Wood May Come West
Special Dispatch to Toe Call
Washington; Dec. 2.—if General
Arthur Murray Is called to Washington
as chief of staff for the Wilson admin
istration, as seems quite probable,
Major General Leonard Wood, now the
chief of staff, will probably succeed
General Murray !n command of the
western division, with headquarters at
the Presidio. March 6 Wood will cease
automatically to be head of the general
staff and chief military adviser of the
secretary of war.
General Wood has already indicated
a desire to command the western divi
sion if he is not detailed chief of staff
under the Wilson administration. Ow
ing to his rank in the army it is con
sidered a strong possibility that his
preference wfh be respected.
Generals William H. Carter, T. H.
Barry and W. W. Witherspoon are
among those suggested in addition to
General Murray as chief of staff possi
bilities. General J. J. Pershing, son in
law of Senator Warren, who will be the
senior minority member of the appro
priations committee and an influential
minority member of the military com-,
mlttee, has also been mentioned.
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Margaret Watts de Peystet
Str-vla! Hi-natch t,» The Call
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—"lf a French
woman were to be translated suddenly
to New York she might imagine that
she had awakened in heaven. American
women are monarchs —French women
are martyrs. The liberty of thought
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Continuing, the great French actr««
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on the great differences between the
"Yet you want to vote! I have read
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suffrage. Now, tell me," ended Sarah,
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gain with your votes that you could
not win with your femininity?"
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pleasure from her trip to the coast.
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country and those dear, warm hearted,
appreciative, artistic people?"
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