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VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 4.
COLLEGE GREETS "MOTHER"
Mrs. Hearst Honored by Foster Child
NATAL DAY OF
Memorial of Love Presented
at Meeting of Students on
of Her Birth
The seventieth birthday of Mrs.
Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recent and
benefactress of the University of Cali
fornia, was celebrated yesterday at the
university by a gathering of the stu
dent body and the faculty in Harmon
gymnasium for special exercises.
Mrs. Hearst was escorted to the stage
hy President Benjamin Ide Wheeler.
The president and Regent Frederick W.
Dohrmann sat at her left; at her right
were Mi»s Harriet Judd, president of
the associated women students, and Dr.
Alexis F. Lange, dean of the faculties.
The hall rang with applause when
Mrs. Hearst appeared. A memorial pre
pared for the university was read by
Presldent Wheeler and an engrossed
copy was conferred by him on the guest
of honor. The document read:
GREETING FROM IMVERMTV
These greetincs from the re
gents, the faculty, the alumni and
the atudents of the I nlversity of
California to Phoebe Apperson
Hearst on her seventieth birthday,
being the third day of December in
the year nineteen hundred and
twelve, of the university, the fifty
Phoebe Apperson Hearst, gentle
mother of the university, on this
your birthday we come bearing
greetings of honor and of love.
In the older days ot" this univer
sity a little company of scholars
the flame of learning here in
a bare and humble precinct. But
your eyes beheld the vision of a
broader day, when thronging thou- .
sands would gather from all the
Americas, and from lands beyond
the sea, to enter into communion
th the ardent spirit of the age,
and the loftiest spirit of all the
ages, and to quicken their minds
and souls for the full living of life,
for service to their fellows and
Let us lay the foundations broad
deep, you said; let us plan not
today, that fades already, but
ages yet to flower. The min
istry of beauty was yours. Other
minds have kindled and will r-n
--k indie from your aspiration. Fu
ture generations, coming in unend
ing pilgrimage to these academic
groves, will carry hence the gospel
of an architecture and an art fit
enhancement and fit expression of
what God has wrought here in this
fair seaward prospect from the
threshold of the hills.
From all lands have you gathered
here the sculptured stone, the pic
tured clay, the metal hand en
wrought and the fabric all inter
woven with symbol and tradition—
things which tell the story of how
q have lived their lives through
changing ages. From the
presses of medieval printers, from
cells of monkish illuminators '
and oriental craftsmen you have
. garnered rare and beautiful vol
umes: from the wonderland of liv
ing beings, strange plants and
I Irds and beasts; from the work
s of Germany and France, ap
paratus for constructive re
lies in science; from the depths
the hills you have quarried en
ring granite, to rear a mighty
habitation fer the mining arts; to
the service of the community have
you given scientists, men of affairs,
and artists in form, color, sound,
and the written word, all trained
for their work In the world by your
But first and most, you have
given to your time fit ensample of
good womanhood —neighbor, friend.
wife, mother —mother in tender af
fection to a very host of young and
of people and of causes and of
aspirations. Diligent in toil, faith
ful in responsibilities, generous In
affection, modest and simple in de
meanor, forgetful always of your
self and thoughtful always of oth
good citizens, wise counselors,
lover of truth, beauty, righteous
ness and wisdom, now do we say,
with hearts overflowing with affec
t'on. that of all your varied serv
ice to the world, most precious of
all is the testimony of your life in
its living to the goodness and
beauty of women.
MRS. HEARST REPLIES
Mrs. Hearst replied In the manner
of one emotionally impressed.
"Any expression at my command is
entirely inadequate to my sentiments."
she said. "To the president, faculty.
regents, students and you, I wish to
give my sincerest thanks for the honor
nnd kindness that are conferred upon
Regent F. W. Dohrmann was the
first speaker at the meeting. He paid
tribute to Mrs. Hearst for the in
spiration she has given her coadju
tors. Then Dr. A. F. Lange said In
"For many a year now Mrs. Hearst
has been in fact and in spirit of this
family, a member nobly creative and
sustaining. But for her—as scholar
bear witness, and Hearst hall,
and the Memorial Mining building—the
ters and sons of California would
find fewer open doors of opportunity.
But for her art and science would have.
progressed more haltingly or suffered
for decades. But for her the
radiant vision of a university home
many mansions, each beautiful
and all in harmony with one another
and with the glories of the state would
have -become merely a fond dream of
what might have been. Because of
Mrs. Hearst's quickening ministrations
re on the university hearth burns
more brightly and the university has
life more abundant."
Miss Harriet .ludd said that but for
Hearst hall being given to the women
an a center of college life apart from
the cities, there would be little of the
true college spirit among the women
students. She mentioned also scholar
ships and other gifts from Mrs. Hearst.
Special music, led by Choragus Paul
St'indorff, was provided at the meet
ing. There were 200 students, mem
bers of college musical organizations,
grouped on the stage back of the
Mrs. Hearst was the guest at dinner
last night of Mis. Fred G. Sanborn.
Chemical Engine Company Formed
A new chemical engine company, to
be known as No. 11, was created by
tbe fire commission yesterday, the or
ganization and location to be deter
mined later. One of the six chemical
engines bought yesterday will be as-
Mgned to the new company. The con
fer three motor driven combina
tion hose wagons and chemicals was
awarded to the American La France
Fir<* Engine company at $6,516 each.
Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who was honored by the University of California
yesterday on the occasion of her seventieth birthday.
FATHER VAUGHN HAS
WRITTEN ON SOCIALISM
His New Book on Subject
Has Been Received From
For some time socialism has occu
pied the pen of Father Bernard
Vaughn, the English prjest who is now
visiting San Francisco, yesterday the
clergyman received from his publishers
the result of his labors in the form of
a handsomely bound volume which has
covered the subject in a broad minded
spirit, according to its author.
"I have tried earnestly and faithf-f-ly
to deal wit!) the subject in a broad
minded way."' said Father Vaughn yes
terday, "and I don't think reviewers
will have a difficult time saying nice
things about it.''
This is not the first time the famous
orator has appeared as an author. His
book, "Sins of Society," ran through
several editions and is still producing
"I appear to be free from speech
making today,"' he said, "but during
the three weeks of my stay in this city
1 shall deliver a great many talks, all
of which I hope will do some good. I
have been In America for more than a
year now, and I feel that 1 have
covered the country pretiy well from
the tourist's standpoint. Of course, as
a priest. I can see where T might stay
here a thousand years, even if I had a
thousand personalities all preaching at
once, and still continue to be needed.
"I am anxious to return to London
fcagain. It is a wonderful town. There
Is none other oulte like it."
Father Vaughn spent yesterday vis
iting various parishes about the city
with Archbishop Riordan, at whose
residence he is living.
HANDLING OF $3,900,000
MAKES OFFICERS LAME
It Is a Hard Day's Work For Three to
Stack 105 Sacks of Gold
Three city officials, will spread the
aroma of arnica throughout municipal
circles today as the result of handling
too much money yesterday. Treasurer
John McDougald has a lame back.
Cashier C. B. Perkins an aching right
arm and Assistant Auditor John Boyle
feels like a football hero the day after.
But $3,900,000 in heavy gold coin ts
neatly piled five feet high in the treas
urer's vault as the reward for their
The money was received from Tax
Collector Low and represents the col
lections on the first Installment and a
voluntary part of the second. There
are 195 sacks containing $20,000 each
in $20 pieces.
"A mere matter of $4,000,000." panted
McDougald, as he wiped his forehead.
"We also have a trifle of $3,703,712.50
deposited in banks of the state draw
ing 2 per cent interest, to say noth
ing of the $200,000 which we have just
sent to New York for registered
MRS. SIMON'S DEATH
STARTS WAR ON DOGSJ
Coroner T. B. W. ..eland yesterday
urged the enforcement of the dog
muzzling ordinance and the co-opera
tion of the public with the board of
health at the Inquest into the death of
Mrs. Margaret Simons, 9 Peoria street,
who died November 23 of rabies.
The case, which furnished an unusual
story of biological detective work, is
the sixth case of human rabies in San
Francisco and the third to have come
to tbe attention of the coroner's office
since last March. Mrs. Simons was bit
ten two months ago by a stray spaniel
which she was petting.
Mrs. Simons was treated for a fall,
her real injury not being known untii
VICTIM OF GAS READ
Elderly Laborer 1 Dies From
Asphyxiation in Va- #
The visit of a gas Inspector to a
vacant flat at 1129 McAllister street
yesterday noon resulted in the finding
of the body of Ezra Taylor, 50 years
old, a laborer living at 898 Eddy street.
Who had evidently committed suicide
by turning on the gas in the flat. He
had been'miss-ing since yesterday morn
Thomas F. Pugan of 11688 Church
street, an inspector for the Paeiflc Gas
and Electrir* company, noticed a strong
smell of gas when he entered the place,
and discovered Taylor's body In a
chair, in which he had apparently man
aged to sit upright by binding a' rope
around his body and. the back of the
Taylor lived with his son. Henry E.
Toylnr. He had Keen divorced. Ac
cording to relatives he had been out of
work and had become despondent. A
number of newspaper clippings on re
ligious subjects were found in his
pockets. One of them was headed:
"More men end their lives than
FREE LECTURE OX FFHRE LIFE
A free lecture on the theory that "the
dead will live again." as Inferred from
the Bible prophedev-, will be given this
evening at 7:4.'*. in Masonic lecture hall,
222 Van Ness avenue, by Frank Draper.
It will be held under auspices of the
daymen's Home Missionary movement.
O'CONNOR, MOFFATT & CO.
The Season's First
Reduction Sale of Suits
We place on sale this morning 360 of this season's Fall and Winter Suits in a wide
selection of most desirable styles and materials. There may not be a full range of sizes
in all styles, but you will have no difficulty in securing the suit you want in one of
Three Wonderful Sale Groups*
I" Suits which were formerly (F 4 Q *9 J"
OrOUP 1 -j Priced as high as $27.50 3 iOmi *J
[ Now Reduced to W# **"
r which were formerly *W 'jF
GrOUD 2 \ Priced up to $40.00 W_L Om £eJ
* I Now Reduced to *§*•**%*•*+*
f Suits which were formerly £*9 Q Tf |?
GrOi/p 3 i Priced as high as $60.00 3 eJ*J m leJ
[ Now Reduced to **y t»w ew mm, **w
Sale Begins at I %t%x^
9 A. M. Today
And every suit included is a £ _M*^_Br_ir_/_?
distinctive bargain at the je- [Kearny StJ
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TO END BLUFFS
Captain Says if Results Are
Not Forthcoming Sleuths
Will Go Back to
WORST "PANNING" IN
HISTORY OF BUREAU
Chief of Department De
clares He Is Disgusted
With Work of Force
' Lining up the 50 members of th
detectlve bureau before him at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning. Captain of Pc
! tectlves Mooney explained that frorr
now on he Would expect results, nol
bluffs, and if he failed t<> get results
would cause them to be removed foi
street patrol duty.
Never in the history ot the depart
ment has a body of men been sub
jected to a "panning" such as Moonej
"X'don't care what pulls any of you
have." he said, addressing detective
sergeants and plainejothesmen alike,
"it makes no difference to me. You
will either have to work or make room
for better men."
Mooney made it plain that Chlel
White had gi\mn him power to disratf
the men in ths bureau.
"Politics will cut no figure." Mooney
continued. "If you do not show the
class I expect, out you go. I have been
watching the work of some of the men
in the bureau and to say the least, 1
Mooney was recently appointed cap
tain of detectives to succeed Captain
Eugene Wall. In the recent asassina
tion of Mrs. Lena Jonas. Moonej
showed his executive ability to goof]
advantage by taking personal charge
of the affair.
It is freely predicted about head
quarters that Mooney will cause a
wholesale, shakeup in the bureau with
in 10 days. The following orders of ;i
disciplinarian nature were i.-sued b>
All members of this bureau are
heiehy directed to report to me in
writing all information or evidence
gathered by them in important
cases to which they have been as
signed. They will also consult
with and be directed by the officer
In charge of this office or myself
In all matters pertaining to their
Prompt attendance at rollr-all and
at place* where their presence is
necessary will be required of all
members unless they are excused
by the proper authority or other
wise accounted for.
Detectives detailed for office duty
will remain In the assembly room
subject to call.
Members of this bureau having
cases in court will report in per
son at this office immediately after
their cases liav«- been tried, con
tinued Or otherwise disposed of.
Courtesy on tlm part of members
at all times will-be demanded. The
same respect and deference flue to
superior officers of the police de
partment must be shown by all
members of the detective force.
The mere fact of an officer being
detailed In this bureau gives him
no right to consider himself su
perior to other members of the de
partment of equal rank. All trips
to other places for prisoners, etc.,
will be arranged for and details
made through this office alone.
Any violation of this or any
other order made by me shall be
immediately reported to me In
writing by the detective or officer
. •whose duty it is or who is in any
wav affected thereby or connected
I with it.
MISSING CHILD IS FOUND
Katherln* Miller Did Sot "Go a lone
Katherine Mi'ler. 7 years old. living
with her parents at 1300 Golden Gate
avenue, who ran away Monday morn
ing leaving a note saying that she was
"going a long ways off," was found in
Oakland Monday night at 11 o'clock,
wandering In the residence district. She
was taken to the police station and
sent yesterday to her anxious parents.
When found the child was looking for
a place to sleep for the night. Moving
pictures are to blame for the girl's am
bition to "go a long ways off," accord
ing to her mother.
George Haas & Sons' four candy
stores are ideal places to meet your
friends. When shopping down town,
make your appointments for the Phe
lan Building Candy Store.—Advt.
Card Party Benefit
For Jubilee Fund
Of College Tonight
Two women who are active in aug
menting the golden jubilee fund of St.
Friends of St. Mary's Will
Meet Around Whist Tables
in Mangels' Hall
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An event of interest in the Mission j
district is the . whist party to *bo held ■ j
in Mangels' hall. Twenty-fourth and
F'olsom streets, this evening, in aid of
the golden jubilee fund of St. Mary's
college. j Mrs. James McKeever is In
charge and i she is assisted *by : Mrs.
1 Thomas Sleviii and a number of rela
tives and friends of St. Mary's grad
uates. Mrs. M. Day and Miss Anna
McKeever have been j workers on the
■ committee of arrangements. - ,
TWIN PEAKS RESERVOIR
LEAKS TO BE STOPPED
tltv E'lurineer Estimates That Repairs
Cam Be Made For **,000 nnd
Work is Approved
Leaks in the Twin Peaks reservoir
will bo repaired at an estimated cost of
$8,000. Specifications from the city en
gineer were approved by the board of
works yesterday and the secretary di
rected to call for bids.
Tenders for the removal of the Com
mercial high school from civic center
lands to the libra ry lot and for the
removal of the Moulder annex school
will be called for today, r-'peciftcatlo'nfc
were approved for the construction of
temporary approaches to the Beale
All bids for furnishing hardware for
the San Francisco hospital were re
jected yesterday. H. ('. Bennett of Ben
nett Brothers protesting against the ac
Bennett's bid was lowest, but the
architects did not approv-e of his hard
ware. He complained to the board that
they refused to give him a hearing,
with the result that President Michael
Casey scored the architects. Owing to
the dispute and the alleged failure of
bidders to submit samples simultane
ously with their bids, all tenders were
rejected and the secretary instructed
to call for new ones.
VETERAN PASSES AWAY Vallejo. pee. 3.—
.Tauics P. Hamilton, a civil war veteran and
«ii old resident, of tblr city, passed away un
expectedly late last nisrht. Hamilton reas
former captain of the yard at Mare Island.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER _, 1912.
MANAGER ON DUTY
W. S. Porter, Vice President,
Appears at Meeting After
President Sproule Denies Re
moval of Official, but Re
. tirement Seems Certain
IVith the return yesterday of TV. S.
Sorter to active duty as vice president
and general manager of the Associated
Oil company, when he attended a meet
ing of the board of directors of the
company, interest has been reawak
ened in the sweeping changes in the
general office personnel threatened
some time ago. Several months ago
it was rumored that President W.illiam
Sproule intended making many
changes and several plage's were de
clared vacant, including that of As
sistant General Manager O. Sciibner.
Among those who were slated to go
at <hat time was Porter. Yesterday
found Porter in attendance at the
directors' meeting, which was the first
session of the board he had attended
It generally was believed that Por
ter would be removed from office by
President Sproole last year when he
.Bade sweeping removals in the gen
ial office of the Southern Pacific*-* sub
sidiary company. Porter has been sick
tor a long time and it was explained
yesterday by President Sproule that
this w*£s the reason for his absence.
Mr. Porter never has been re
moved as vice president and gen
eral manager of the Associated Oil
company. His absence from duty
was due to sickness.
Despite Porter's reappearance In his
office yesterday, it, is believed that his j
removal eventually will take place. A. |
d'Heur, the present head of the Kern j
County Oil company, and I". H. Hen- |
derson are mentioned as the most like, j
ly choices of Sproule in case Porter I
STEAM OFFSET BY "STEAM"
Is steam in the air conducive to a
justifiable desire for "steam in the
glass? The board of works was called
upon to solve this perplexing problem
yesterday, when W. 11. Morrissey,
watchman at the Fourth street bridge,
was on trial for dereliction of duty.
D. J. McCoy, superintendent of street
repair, charged that Morrlssey had beeji
paying more attention to the "schooners
that cross the bar than the bridge
across the channel.
Morrlssey'.- attorney introduced the
novel defense that the atmosphere at
the bridge was laden with steam and
smoke and was conducive to drinking.
The board took the case under advise
ment, to decide today.
Holiday Time Is Slipper Time
Cozy home nights.
The evening's will soon be here, wherr it will feel so
good to kick off shoes, sink into slippers and settle down
to get acquainted with the folks at home.
The time for ROSENTHAL'S house slippers.
Warm, cozy, comfortable kinds of slippers are
And you'll find ROSENTHAL'S house slippers in
every conceivable style, grade, material and price.
Comfys, bath slippers, Venetians—these are
a few suggestions.
Felts, leathers, all colors, all kinds, for all ages and
Come quickly and see them . y\ //-^
§ Venetian Slippers
for men; tan or black kid, tan
Russian leather; elastic side*.
$2 to $5
Crash hath slipper-; i *^*'___ > m=== *^********w9
for men and women.
ki red, pink, blue, lav- Comfy Slippers
endcr and other colors. Ladies' felt comfy slippers; pink,
Useful, convenient and b]ue)llavend e r purplej graVi etc> silk
inexpensive. pompons and ribbon insertion.
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Works Board President Tries His
Kinsman for Row in Asphalt
The board of works, of which
Michael Casey is president, was placed
in the peculiar position yesterday of
trying Casey's brother, Matthew Casey,
on a charge of insubordination pre
ferred by D. J. McCoy, superintendent
of street repair. During the shakeup
in the department several months ago
Matthew Casey was reduced In rank
from foreman of the asphalt plant to
asphalt worker, foreman EC MoGerry
charges that Matthew Casey addressed
him recently in language more pic
turesque than proper. The works board
heard a few alleeed quotations and will
pass juri-rment todfay.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF LARCENY- Virijin Callfl.
HO Sivth street. w*» Brrexted .yesterday un;!
rbarged with grand larceny, ft. W. Tyler,
Mnn\ hotel. «ee-we- the worn** et stealing lii*
stl'-kpin and $4"i in currency.
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