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ARE NAMED TO
Twenty-five Special Groups
Made Responsible for
Twenty-five special committees, com
posed only of men who will sit in the '
next legislature, will be charged with
the responsibility of preparing bills
and resolutions designed to redeem the
pledges of the democratic platform.
The committees were designated yes
terday at a conference held at the dem
ocratic state headquarters in the Phe- I
lan building. The personnel of the I
several committees will be announced
by Senator A. Caminetti tomorrow. The
reports of the committees will not be
submitted until after the legislature
convenes next month.
Senator A. Caminetti of Jackson and
Assemblyman Edward Walsh of San
Francisco were unanimously chosen
chairman and secretary, respectively,
by the conference, and over their pro
Thomas E. Hayden of San Francisco,
a member of the democratic legal com
mittee, advocated the enactment of
election law amendments that would
provide fop the counting of all ballots
at a central point tn each county, where
t!& count could be made by experts
uatier the supervision of the county
boards and according to the uniform
provisions of general law.
Mrs. Grace Blackwell Cauktn, one of
the leaders of the democratic women's
organisation, asked the conference to
take up the matter of rural credit leg
islation, and In compliance with her
request a special committee for that
purpose was designated. *
These are the subjects referred to
the committees authorized by the con
Election laws; legislation affecting
women and children; labor measures;
Irrigation, conservation and forestry;
trust legislation; public lands; corpora
tions, including building and loan as
sociations; blue sky legislation and in
surance; Torrens land act; commerce
and navigation; publicity of campaign
expenses and corrupt practices act;
weights and measures; erimlnal pro
cedure: Industrial insurance,; district
fairs; restriction of Asiatic immigra
tion; Japanese exclusion and alien land
laws; teachers' pensions; state jute bag
sales; education; rural credit and loan
of public funds; fish and game; Pan
ama-Pacific exposition: reform of tax
ation laws and home jule in taxation,
and general legislation-
The rule to limit the membership of
the several committees to those demo
crats who would sit in the legislature
was adopted on the motion of Senator
L. W. Julliard of Santa: Rosa. It was
made plain, however, that all democrats
Interested in the legislation promised
by the platform were Invited to make
suggestions to the several committees
through the state central committee.
Those who participated in the con
ference were: Senators A Caminetti,
Jackson: Edwin E. Grant, San Fran
cisco; L. W. Julliard, Santa Rosa; As
semblymen George Beck, Llvermore;
Hugh B- Bradford, Sacramento; Will A.
L>ower. San Andreas; George B. Flnne
gan, Nevada City; John J. Ford Jr., San
Francisco; William C McCarthy, San
r.cisco; Arthur L. Shannon, San
« seise©; David W. Tulloch, Oakdale,
ana Edward P. Walsh, San Francisco.
The question of partisan, caucus was
brought to the attention of the confer
ence through a letter from L. D* Boh
A TRADE NOVEL IN TABLOID FORM
Thousands of California readers have been following with keen interest the stories of business romance pub-
These same readers scarcely realize that right here in San Francisco there are familiar names of firms whose
stories, if told, would have in them quite as much of romance.
We read that "A prophet is not without honor save in his own country," and, by the same token, perhaps it
is but natural that the story of the Eilers Music House has to be seen from across the continent to develop its full
A few years ago the editor of the New York Musical Courier came to California to study the conditions
of the piano industry on the Coast. When he returned he wrote as follows about the sudden rise of the greatest
power in the piano business in the West:
"The Eilers Music firms throughout the Pacific Coast have demonstrated that they can sell
as many pianos as all other piano dealers on the Coast combined. All the old style business is aban
doned and the strictly mercantile method of hand ling, a product is applied. But there are dealers on
the Coast who are unable to conceive of the Eilers* business. The old houses maintain their con
servative attitude and still continue to do their business on the old plan/*
That was seven years ago. Since that time the business of the Eilers Music Houses has grown from the
greatest on the Pacific Coast to the greatest in America.
It is a novel of commerce in tabloid form—one of those romances that crop up occasionally to remind us
that truth is stranger than fiction.
And, like any other novel or drama, there is a basic idea to it. It supplies the key, the meaning of the story.
The noted critic just quoted goes on to give this key. He says the Eilers idea can be expressed thus:
"Here is our line of goods; here are our prices; here are our terms; here are our references: We will
make good in case of deficiency."
Don't you see? There it is—"WE WILL MAKE GOOD IN CASE OF DEFICIENCY." Satis
Does it seem beyond belief that so simple an idea could explain why in a comparatively few years so colossal
a success has grown up in our midst?
But remember that all the ideas of genius are simple, and big and strong.
It meant putting the piano business on the plain, man-to-man footing on which honest merchants are every
where standing today. Widespread advertising? Yes, to be sure, but don't you see that the wider the advertising
without honest, guaranteed goods to back it up the greater the ultimate disaster?* Widely and continuously adver
tised goods simply must be honest.
Entering a field apparently monopolized by established methods, seeing a great opening where others saw
only the blank wall of precedent, boldly executing such unheard-of orders that the most powerful manufacturers
sought their representation; and, doing all this on the money-back basis of staple traffic,.it is easy to see now why
the Eilers Music House has grown into the biggest institution of its kind.
It is a demonstration that right here and now there exist the greatest opportunities the world has ever seen
for those who have eyes to see them. * >~ ~
nett, progressive, of Santa. Clara county,
who is making his campaign for the
speakership on a nonpartisan basis.
The conference declined to consider the
question prior to the convening of the
Bohne'tt has addressed a letter to all
of the democratic assemblymen elect
advocating the organization of the
lower house without the Intervention of
i partisan caucuses, but expressly re
serving to himself the right to go into
the progressive caupus If It is organ
Every time an egotistical bachelor
shows up in society he Imagines that
nearly all the pretty young matrons
regret their haste.
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
IS NOT MARRIED
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 7.—To possess
two wives and yet not be a bigamist;
to be the father of a child born in wed
lock and yet not Its father in the eyes
of the law, is the position of W. A.
Brake, who was freed in the criminal
court here today of a charge of bigamy.
In 1909, Brakeband Miss Gertrude
Myers, his first cousin, went through
the marriage ceremony In Kansas. A
child waa born. Later Brake deserted
bis wife and married Miss Ethel Ayres
of St. Louis. Last month his first wife
discovered his second marriage and
Brake waa arrested. In adition to a.
charge of bigamy, Brake waa forced to
answer to that of wife and child
Judge Ralph S. Latsbaw dismissed
all the complaints today. The Judge
pointed out that the Kansas law for-:
bade the marriage of first cousins.
Therefore, in the eyes of the law,
Brake had neither wife nor child
when he married Mies Ayres and had
committed no crime.
However, the court ordered Brake to
-give bond that he would care for th*
child and the Kansas authorities may
prosecute him for making a false dec
laration of his relationship to the
woman he tdok as hie wife there.
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