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ri»«f»i#>»< Temperature Yenterday, KOt Loweet Sunday
*i«h«. 44, For rt<>f«Hw of the Wrathrr nee Peer* 18.
$591,420.70
/n goM came to f/ie san Francisco mint from
• 41 Alaska in November
*" 7~fie bank clearings for last week reached a total of
$59,883,000
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SILVER TONGUES PREDICT GOLDEN ERA
THE CALL'S GREETINGS TO THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
THE CALL'S greetings to the Chamber of Commerce.*
An independent newspaper, caring for nothing so much as for the ■
good of this marvelous city, The Call pays honor and tribute and offers
its ability and strength to the association which expresses and energizes the
progressive spirit of the western metropolis.
The Chamber of Commerce is organized optimism. It embodies and
makes virile and productive the sentiment of the community—is the dynamic
force that moves the car of'civic progress. Through it the voice of San Fran-
FLASHLIGHT PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WHEN THE MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THEIR GUESTS WERE SEATED IN THE PALM ROOM OF THE PALACE HOTEL AT* THE SECOND ANNUAL
DINNER OF THE CHAMBER, AND PICTURES OF SEVERAL OF THE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS. THE ARROW INDICATES THE POSITION OF THE SPEAKER'S TABLE.
ENGLAND WITH
FORMAL NOTE
ASKS PARLEY
ABOUT CANAL
Knox Gets Great Britain's
Protest on Act Exempting
American Coastwise Ship
ping From Tolls; Measure
Conflicts With the Hay-
Pauncefote Treaty Guar
anteeing Equal Rights to
Commerce of Both Na
tions, Is Charge Made
WASHINGTON*. Dec. 9.—Great Brit
ain's formal note of protest against
that sfction of the Panama canal act
which exempts American coastwise
; -pins from payment of tolls for
-ing through the Panama* canal, a
document written by Sir Edward Grey,
BrftUb minister* for foreign affairs, was
• ■•■; to Bβ •tary Knox tonight by
the Britiph ambassador, James Bryce.
The envoy read the note word for word
to the secretary at the la tier's home.
It Iβ an elaboration of the points of
objection in the note presented to the
state department last July.
England's Big Point
In brief, these objections:
That while it was clearly in violation
of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty either to
remit or refund tolls on all American
shipping using the canal, the same ob
jection probably would apply to the
coastwise trade shipping, in view of the
probable impossibility of framing regu
lations that would not result in a pref
erence to American shipping.
In addition to supporting these points
by long arguments, Sir Edward indi
cates clearly that strong resistance will
be offered to any attempt to exclude
Continued oa Page 10, Column 1
"An independent Newspaper"
FIFTY TON GUN
EXPLODES WHEN
SHOT IS FIRED
Nobody Is Injured, Although
Fragments of Steel Scat
ter Far in Every
Direction
NEW YORK. Dec. 9.—A gun of 14
inch caliber and of 50 tons' weight, the
largest and newest type built by the
United states government at a cost of
$ino,noo, exploded in the Sandy Hook
proving grounds today. While the ox
plosion of smaller guns ha\e taken
scores of lives, the big blew
to pieces without causing a scratch to
the men around it.
hurled still farther away, and frag
ments were spread in every direction,
but Ordnance Qfllcer Brennan, who was
standing on the temporary disappearing
cai%iage, was not struck although the
structure itself was wrecked.
Brennan was thrown many yards, but
sustained hardly a bruise. The other
officers and men In charge of the firing
were behind a bombproof wall which
The big gun, which hurled a projectile
weighing 1,660 pounds at a range of
12,000 yards, was fired successfully sev
eral times in tests last month, and wae
believed to be in perfect condition. A
charge of 340 pounds of smokeless pow
der was used.
When the lanyard was pulled today a
tremendous explosion followed. The
muzzle was hurled toward a railroad,
where it ripped, up a. large section of
track
THE San Francisco CALL
SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912.—PAGES 1 TO 10.
Cisco speaks to the world, telling what sort of a city this is and is to be; to it
every citizen should contribute of his money and his time and capacity for the
general good.
Already, though it was only lately ma«Le the focus and center of civic
endeavor, the Chamber of Commerce has justified itself by real achievement.
Ft has done much for the advancement of San Francisco; it can do and will
do much more.
Hereby The Call pledges itself to aid every activity of the Chamber of
ROOSEVELT ASKS
MOOSE TO STAND
PAT FOR REFORM
Colonel at' Chicago Confer
ence Tells Progressives
Where Their Future
Political Duty Lies
CHICAGO. Dec. 9. —•"Without traf
ficking or dickering with tliß old par
ties, fight to have our platform prin
ciples embodied in the laws of Illi
nois,' , was the appeal Colonel Roose
velt today made to the newly elected
members of the Illinois legislature, to.
whom he delivered his first speech at
the progressive conference, which
opened today and will continue over
Wednesday. *
The former president termed the re
publican organization "of such a char
acter that no honest man can be
in It."
The formal opening of the confer
ence is not scheduled for tomorrow,
but a large number of progressives,
both nien and women, are here. Lead
ers say most of the states are repre
sented and that by tomorrow at least
one man from every state will be
present.
The largest single delegation came
from New York on a special train with-
Colonel Roosevelt. The colonel was
greeted at the railroad station with
cheers and shouts of "Hβ can come
back!"
"I am glad to have the chance to
come out here and say again that we
are in the fight to the end that it is
idle folly for the republicans to waste
time in thinking of an.y*attempt to lure
us back into an organization that they
i have made of such a character that no
The Call Is Endorsed
Hammer Stunt Praised
The following telegram Was
received by The Call yesterday:
Congratulate you on the move
ment you have inaugurated to
burn the knocking hammer Christ
mas eve at Lotta's fountain. Re
gard this as the best movement
that could be started. Hope you
will extend it through the Sacra
mento valley, as we need it here.
We are with you to the end. *
SACRAMENTO VALLEY
DEVELOPMENT AS
SOCIATION.
MARSHALL DIGGS.
President.
O. H. MILLER.
Secretary.
honest man can be In it," Colonel
Roosevelt said.
Seven of the nine members of, the
national executive committee took part
In the deliberations of that body thie
afternoon and tonight. Judge Lindeey
of Denver telegraphed that he could
not come to Chicago for the meeting
and /William Flinn we* delayed.
I \ "All the News All the Time" !
Commerce for the betterment of San Francisco and- all its people.
This newspaper is sworn and vowed to a policy of constructive effort along
lines identical with the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. In all its under
takings for the common interest this organization may command The Call—
will always have its unsiinted support and its unflagging co-operation.
The Call's greetings, then, to the Chamber of Commerce and its congratu
lations and good wishes—its enthusiastic and cordial co-operation for the good
of this good town.
ELEVEN BURIED
BY AVALANCHE
IN NORTHLAND
i _____
Nine Believed to Have Died
in Copper Mountain Snow
slide; Only Two, Badly
Injured, AFe Rescued
CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 9.—Nine men
are believed to have been killed today
when a snowslide on Copper mountain
carried away seven buildings of the
Great Northern Development company.
Eleven men were buried under the" ava
lanche and only two have been removed
alive. Three are known to be dead and
no hope is entertained for the other six.
The known dead:
John Bartn.
JninoM McGavockt
Frank YVaul».
.Those still in the snow and believed
to be dead are:
Axel Faat.
Leo >liith.
Hofh Arnold.
Tony, a Japanese.
Two unidentified.
John McCarthy and a Japanese named
Kee were rescued. McCarthy was seri
ously injured about the body and Kee's
leps were broken. The bodies of Barto,
McGavock and Wahls have been recov
ered
The mine, which is one of the largest
copper properties in Alaska, was lo
cated by L. C. Dillman, the mining
operator, and is owned by the Great
Northern Development company, which
has offices in New York. E. F, Gray,
manager of the company, is now in New
York, i
' WE\THER FORECAST:
Cloudy: jfixht emit wind, changing tt» wouthweat
<£>%/ $2,573,547 ~
The valuation of San Francisco building permits
issued this pear up to December I exceeds
that of last year by
$2,573,547
AUSTRIA KEEPS
DOVE OF PEACE
ON WEARY WING
Servia Determined to Hold
Adriatic Port and Vienna
Seems More Belliger
ent Than Ever
BUULETIV
LONDON, Ilee. 10.— It warn reported
In Paris today that the entire Austrian
fleet had concentrated at Pola, the chief
naval citation of A astro-Hungary.
PAUL LAMBETH
Special Dispatch to The Call
LONDON, Dec. 9.—The { one question
which overshadows all others in the
present situation is, Does Austria want
to fight?
If it doe?, then the conference of
ambassadors, which meets here this
week, may as well not be held. If it
does not, it is probable that a basis for
lasting peace will be secured. If Aus
tria imsists that Servia shall not have
an outlet on the Adriatic; if it persists
in demanding humiliating apologies
from Servia because of the Prizrerid
affair, there will be trouble. This
seems certain.
Servia is determined to have ah out
let on the Adriatic and it will not kow
tow to Herr Berchtold in the settle
men of whatever may have happened
In Prizrend. It will fight first This
may be set down as a certainty. It
also may be taken for granted that
Servia in both these matters will be
supported by the allies.
Austria's seizure of a carg% of flour
Intended for the Servian army in Alba-
Continued on Page 10, Column 4
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
COMMERGEPAYS
HOMAGE AGAIN
TO CHATELAINE
OF THE WEST
First Annual Love Feast of
Business Men a Huge
Ratification of Promises
Made One Year Ago;
"Put Your Shoulder to the
Wheel and Boost, Boost,
8005t, ,, Is the Spirit of the
- Men Whose Courage Has
Set San Francisco on Feet
The vital moving forces that direct
and guide the commercial destiny of
San Francisco gathered at the Palace
hotel last night in an enthusiastic
CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Out of the Ordinary
Which Are Sure to Please
at Reasonable Prices - • -
Opera Glasses
Field Glasses
Lorgnettes
Silver Eye Glass Cases
Binoculars
Opera Glass Bags
Clinical Thermometer Cases
California Optical C<V
(W.D.Fennimore J. VT.Davis A.R.FennlnJore)
181 Post St San Francisco
1221 Broadway Oakland
(C. l>. Hogue at Oakland Store.)

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