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IN WORLD MAY
INVEST IN STATE
Name of Hetty Green Is
Linked With Purchase of
Stock in String of
on hand of any one, and $1,000,000 loans
are not at all infrequent with her.
"She takes a great personal Interest
In her financial affairs," said Cole, "and
immediately after every deal she Is
very curious to find out just whether
yh* male any money on It. Her mem
ory for details is good, and one of the
first things she wanted to know about
•uas a piece cf land near Vallejo, which
her husband bought, for $100,000 a num- ;
ber ol" years ago.
"She sr.id she had never been able to j
get clear west to California, and so j
was not interested In it to any great j
"She doesn't know how wealthy she
is, except that she is worth some
where between $50,000,000 and $200,
--1)00,000. She expects to have an esti
mate made soon.
"The business I had on hand she
turned over to her chief clerk, whom
she called 'Ned.' "
INCENSED AT WHEELER
I'niverslty President's Criticism of
Pnblic Schools Resented in
Special Dispatch to The Call
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7.—Los-Angeles
educators are greatly agitated today
over the speech delivered last night
by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of
the University of California, bfore the
Brown Alumni club, in which he scored
the present system of public schools,
declaring that old time schools were
far ahead of those of today. He also
eaid that In the old time schools there
was less superficiality, that they paid
attention to the essential, and that, un
like the schools of today, they did not
undertake too much to do things well.
J. H. Francis, superintendent of' city
schools, is among those educators who
•ire incensed over this speech about
their schools. Regarding Wheeler's
speech .Francis makes the following
"If President Wheeler is properly re
ported he Is either childish or dis
honest. No reasonable man who under
stands the first principals of education
can fail to recognize that modern con
ditions with their complex school and
economic problems demand a different
kind of educational training from that
required to meet the conditions of olden
MISSING MAN BACK HOME
William Watt., the Napa business
man who disappeared from Oakland
two weeks ago and went to Portland
under circumstances which the mem
bers of his family have done their
utmost to conceal from publicity, is at
last back in San Francisco. He re
turned from Portland yasterday morn
ing with his wife and his brother in
law, Harold I. Middleton of Napa.
Middleton returned to Napa and Mr.
and Mrs. Watt went to the home of
Watt's mother at 36 Presidio terrace.
"Mr. Watt is back safe," said Mrs.
William Watt, wife of the missing man.
"We are satisfied as to the cause of
his sudden trip north, and there is
nothing to say about it that would
Interest any one. We will stay in San
Francisco a few days and then return
to our home in Napa."
rHRISTMAS SEASON TRAINS— Fresno. Dec. 7.
Announcement wag made today by -officials of
tiie Southern Pacific company that the com
pany will run express traias between Fresno
and Shu I"ranci»co several days prior to
UNCLE SAM GOES CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
Jovial Old Fellow Shows
Shrewdness as a Buyer by
Demanding the Best in the
Market and Getting It.
When Uncle Sam goes a-shopping
you will find that the wise old fellow
gets the best there is in the market.
A short time ago our Uncle Sam
wanted to buy a handsome Christmas
present for each of his two big trans
ports, the "Sherman" and the "Thomas."
so he ordered his War Department to
have the Quartermaster's Corps adver-
tise for proposals to furnish two
Well, it looked as if our rich uncle
would be fairly bewildered. There
were over a score of proposals. But
when It was all over Uncle Sam could
see only the Autoplano.
You see, it comes kind of natural
for Uncle Sam to pick out an Auto
plano when he wants a player piano.
There are already some seventy-odd
Autoplanos on the fighting ships that
fly Uncle Sam's colors. And as for
his fighters ashore—why. It was only
the other day that Uncls Sam sent
a regiment (the Thirtieth) to Alaska,
and the boya In blue took along
twenty Autoplanos — the biggest lot
ever sold at one time—to cheer them
up while they man Uncle Sam's forts
Oh, yes. Uncle Sam and the Auto
piano are old friends, and there never
has been any quarreling between
them. It made a hit with the old
gentleman when thirty Autoplanos
went around the world with on* of
hie fleets and. after chirking up the
sailors all the way, came home spick
and span and shipshape. Uncle Sam
knows a thing or two about player
pianos, and he knows a record like
that put the Autoplano <n a class by
itself. So he bought two fine Auto
pianos as his Christmas gift to the
•Sherman" and th« "Thomas."
Uncle Sam is a Jolly old uncle, but
there's a world of shrewdness behind
that jovial twinkle. He's a pretty
safe guide for his nephews and nieces.
By his example he says to them that
for the best kind of a Christmas pres
ent that will last for years and spread
Christmas cheer over 366 days in the
year there's nothing like the Auto
piano. Don't you think you had bet
ter take Uncle Sam's tip and drop
around to Eilers Music House at 975
Market street, or at the Oakland store,
1448 San Pablo avenue, and post up on
the Autoplano? Then you will know
why it is that Uncle Sam, who always
buys the best, invariably buys the
And here's another thing. Eilers
Music House is giving all Christmas
buyers the use of 500 rolls of music
in their own homes, free of charge.
Think of that Nothing like it ever
heard of before. And for the conve
nience of Christmas shoppers the big
store will be open every evening un
til the holidays.
Stallions Fight to Finish
Arabian Is Slain by Rival
MEXLO PARK, Dec. 7—A valu
able Arabian horse owned by
Royal Rosa Coryell, the young
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B.
Coryell of Atherton, was killed
today following n furious battle
with Saucer, another thorough
bred in the Coryell stables. The
dead animal was worth more
The Arabian was turned into a
corral wilh the other horses for
the first time today, and Saucer
resented the iastruslon upon his
domain. With scarlet, furious
nostrils and maddened eyes, the
big thoroughbred attacked the
Arab. Before the grooms and
stable boys could separate the
animals the Arabian had been so
badly Injured thnt it had to be
NEW HOLDING CONCERN
FOR CALHOUN'S LINES
Delaware Company Formed
to Acquire Outstanding
Stocks of U. R. R.
Continued From Page 17
bright & Co. and other banking houses
have purchased $3,000,000 of the prior
preferred stock and are placing the
same at 92Ms- The company will, from
Its profits, retire all this stock by pur
chase at or below or by call at par in
amounts of $100,000 annually on or be
fore 1914 to 1917, and $260,000 from
1918 to 1927.
Ownership of $2,475,000 of the United
Railroads of San Francisco 7 per cent
preferred stock will be held by the
California Railway and Power com
pany, subject to the lien of $1,900,000
serial notes of the United Railways In
The owners will have no floating debt
except current accounts payable and
$2,000,000 two year 6 per cent notes of
the United Railroads, which have been
acquired by the California Railway and
Power company. Funded debts of the
several companies June 30 amounted to
MRS. LYONS, FAITHFUL,
PRAYING FOR WIDNEY
Divorcee, Maintaining She Still Loves
Wounded Man, Hopes He
While Robert J. Widney. the wealthy
Los Angeles realty broker, lies In a
serious condition at the Morton sana
torium as a result of the gunshot
wound received Wednesday, Mrs. Vivian
Vernon Lyons still professes to love
him dearly and prays that he will live.
It is believed now that he will sur
Mrs. Lyons, the fair divorcee, remains
in the city prison, held incommunicado.
Detectives McGrayan and Wren say
that Mrs. Lyons will be taken from
detinue tomorrow and charged with
assault to murder. If Widney suc
cumbs to his wounds she will be
charged with murder.
Mrs. Widney, wife of tltf injured
man. and Judge Widney, father of Wid
ney, were at his bedside yesterday.
RICH STRIKE IN MINE REPORTED
GRASS VALLEY. Dec. 7.—News has
reached here of a marvelously rich
strike in the old Chipps mine, near
Downievllle, It is reported that a
large quantity of valuable ore has been
uncovered. One specimen alone is esti
mated to be worth several thousands.
The mine formerly yielded large sums,
but had been abandoned for a number
Uncle Sam Chooses Autopianos Again
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
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EFFORT MAOE AT
STANFORD TO SAG
University Men Do Not
Want Anything Printed
About Them That Is
Continued From Pace 17
Is known as the university conference.
Oddly enough, the censor's appoint
ment comes as the result of a very
efficient piece of censorship,, the truth
of which only transpired today.
Shortly after the annual big game be
tween .Stanford and California a fresh
man, the son of a Californian known
throughout the state, was expelled be
cause he had filed to a newspaper for
which he was acting as correspondent
the story of a somewhat riotous jinks
in which a number of San Bernardino
students were said to have shared.
The publication was to be In
violation of the undergraduate code of
ethics, the student was expelled, and
news of the expulsion t together with
the reasons prompting It, .was sup
Hereafter when an undergraduate
correspondent has doubts about the
truth or the-policy of a news Item he
will submit his "copy" to the censor.
If he la directed not to file the item,
and does so against orders, his ex
pulsion will be recommended by the
student body, and presumably acted,
on by the faculty.
Honor will be relied on to control
the correspondents. It is not under-
to the files of the telegraph company or
that he will try to spy on telephone
conversations, but inasmuch as the af
filiations of every correspondent are
supposed to be known, it will not be
difficult to trace a majority of items
published to their authors.
The present attempt to censor Stan
ford news is not the first. For a num
ber of years the university has striven
to see that the newspapers printed
only what the authorities thought wai
good for them, and during a period
when there was much public interest in
a series of changes in the faculty, one
newspaper quartered a staff correspon
dent, who happened also to be a Stan
ford graduate, in Palo Alto and kept
llm there for weeks.
F. A Scofield '11 (chairman), A. O.
Gragg '12 and R. Olmstead have been
appointed by the university conference,
the executive body of students' plan
of self-government, to take under ad-
SAN JOSE MARRIAGE LICENSES .
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN JOSE. Dec. 7. —Marriage licenses
were issued' today to the following
couples: Leonard Mervin Dunlap, 23,
and Alma Margaret Show, 18. *both ol
Watsonville; Herbert Ellsworth Treich
ler, 24, Santa Rita, New Mexico, and
Pauline Elizabeth Kneeshaw, 24, Pem
bina, N. D.; James. Joseph Flannery.
21, and Lucile Agnes Parkhurit, 18,
both of San Jose; Olindo Cilloni, 28,
and Lena Cavalli, 23, both of Mountain
Workman Struck on Head by Brick
Patrick Healey. a carpenter, at work
on a building at First and Folsom
streets, was hit by a brick dropped
from the fifth story*' of the structure
yesterday afternoon. Healey lives at
134 Highland avenue. He is suffer
ing from concussion of the brain and
possible fracture of the skull.
CHATJFFEirR CAKEXESS, FINDS JimT—Stock
ton, Dec. 7.—The coroner's jury la toe case of
Peter Kevin. an aged resident of this city,
who was run down by an auto recently with
fatal results, returned a verdict today to the
effect that carelessness on the part of the
driver, Donald P. Garrett, was responsible for
Spectacular Grecian Coop
<8> 4> <&
Special CaMe to The Call
LONDON, Dec. 7.—Greek war
ships, said to be convoying trans
ports with a large expeditionary
force, are reported approaching
the gulf of Saro*.
Whether the Greeks are merely
making a demonstration or se
riously intending to assail Con
stantinople from the aea of Mar
mora and the narrow neck
guarded by the Turkish fleet and
many mines controlled from the
land forts should be known
within the next 24 hours.
It Is the belief In London that
the Greeks meditate a spectacu
lar coup, which will place King
George In possession of the seat
of the khaltflate. This is strong
reason for doubting that the
other Balkan allies are privy to
these plans or approve them.
DIPLOMATS OF WORLD
POWERS IQ BE ON JOB
Though Greece Continues
Belligerent, Europe Hopes
to Make Peace
Continued From Page IT
Russo-Turkish war. Giants lika Bis
marck, Beaconsfleld, Salisbury and
Gortchakoff. to be sure, will not tread
the stage, but their successors who do
will have an equally Important work to
One question charged with the possi.
bilities of disaster Is Servla's unquench
able determination for an Adriatic port
and Austria's determination that she
shall not have It.
Servian official newspapers make it
plain, however, that the little kingdom
has made up its mind to take instruc
tions from the powers, so far as public
opinion in Servia will let It.
A second Interesting struggle will
take place over Turkey's endeavors to
hold as much of the conquered terri
tory as oriental diplomacy and the help
of friendly powers can save for her.
The best bargain the sultan can make
probably will reduce his subjects in
Europe from more than 6,000,000 to less
than 2,000,000, and the Turk asema rec
onciled to this.
A third important factor will be the
Greek attempt to gain Salonikl.
The king has provided St. James
palace for the meetings of the peace
commission. The palace is quaint and
contains rooms gorgeous with paint
ings, tapestries and armor, and has the
advantage of unusual quiet.
The Greek premier, M. Venizeloi, who
shares with King Ferdinand of Bul
garia the honors of cementing the
Balkan league, has started fof London.
The Egyptian prince, Ahmed Fouad.
who is a candidate for the Albanian
throne, is coming to make a personal
campaign in his own behalf. The pre
miers of three of the Balkan kingdoms
are also expected.
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SANTA CLAUS IS HERE-BRING THE CHILDREN t^^LTr^SZ
RIDE IN TAXICAB COSTS
CONFIDING GERMAN $800
Two Pretty Girl Thieves
Rob Henry Boemer of
Cash and Jewelry at
Robbed in a speeding taxicab of $800
and his Jewelry by two pretty girl
holdup "men" and then thrown from
the machine while it was traveling
along a lonely street, Henry Boemer
was taken to the central emergency
hospital yesterday suffering from
countless bruises and serious internal
injuries. Boemer, who has a room at
the Dewey House, "94 Howard street,
recently came here from Germany. He
is 27 years old.
A subdued "Wle geht's?" whispered
in his ear Friday night by a dainty and
debonnaire blonde In Kearny street
was the bait which lured the lonely
German. He was taking a walk from
Lotta's fountain to see tho city. A
supper and an introduction to another
girl and a man followed.
After the quartet had enjoyed some
bewildering dances in the glittering
cafes of the Barbary coast, Boemer's
partner suggested a trip to the beach
in her automobile.* The Invitation was
At Ocean and Corbett avenues the
chauffeur suddenly threw the lever into
the "high," one of the girls produced
an automatic pistol and his own part
ner went through his clothes, while her
male companion held him, with a sud
denness which took Boemer off his
guard. He did not realize the situa
tion, however, until the door flew open
and he was flung out sprawling into
the avenue. After lying there stunned
and bleeding for several hours he was
found by a policeman from the Ingle
side station. The girls had taken even
the gold links from his cuffs as well
as a diamond stick pin and a ring.
Boemer is a painter by occupation.
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REGISTERED MAIL SACK,
BANDITS' LOOT, IS FOUND
Trapper Recoversßag Stolen
From Shasta Limited
When Holdup Man
Special Dispatch to The Call
REDDING, Dec. 7.—Every bit of
registered mail stolen from the
Shasta limited at Delta on the even
ing of November 8, when one of the
bandits, Francisco Martinez, was
killed by Jim Yoakum, head brake
man, was found this afternoon.
Charles Cornish, a Delta . trapper,
was down the river a quarter of a
mile below town this afternoon to
set some traps. Crossing the river to
the eastern side opposite the railroad,
he found a sack of registered mail
lodged in a manzanita bush, where it
had probably been carried by the
high water the night of the holdup.
The sack was full and was tied with
Taken to Delta, the sack was deliv
ered to the postmaster, who made a
cursory examination which was as far
as he deemed he had authority to go.
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i 11 Established 1852
Shreve & Company forward
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United States at their own
risk and without expense to
Post Street & Grant Avenue
None, of the. mail appeared to have
been tampered with.
The sack was sent tonight to the
chief inspector in San Francisco
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