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VOLUME CXHL—NO. 10.
WANT TITLES TO
SHOW INTENT OF
of Proposed Changes in
Laws Is Sought
TO SINGLE SUBJECT
Would Apply Rule Legisla
ture Is Bound By in Pass
ing General Statutes
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
The ensuing legislature will be
, ked to submit a proposed constitu
tional amendment designed as an In
surance against the submission of
charter amendments under misleading
or insufficient titles.
The acrimony growing out of the
campaign for the ?,~ charter amend
ments to be voted oa by the people of
San Francisco today has served to re
new discussion of the constitutional
provisions touching the submission of
amendments to municipal charters.
Thomas V. Cator. for many years
president of the San Francisco board
of election commissioners, will ask the
legislature to submit a proposed
amendment to the constitution designed
to place the same restrictions upon per
sons submitting charter amendments
that are laid upon the legislature in
the matter of statute enactment.
Section 24, article 4 of the constitu
tion provides that every act of the
legislature shall embrace but one sub
ject, which shall be embraced in the
title. The constitution also provides
that no act shall be amended by ref
erence to its title and that any sub
ject matter not included in the title
of an act shall be void.
The courts of California have held
that where the void subject matter Is
inseparable from the purpose of the
measure the whole act must fall. Un
der this ruling several important meas
ures have fallen, among them the first
measure* designed to give this state
legalized partisan primary elections.
CHARTER CHANGES IN RESTRICTED
The constitution gives the widest lat
itude to the framers of charter amend
ments. The result has been that prior
to virtually every special election for
charter amendments In San Francisco
the proponents of amendments have
been charged with bad faith and with
design to deceive the voters, because
the titles of their amendments, as
placed on the ballot, did not fairly
di-s<-]o*e therr purpose.
Ratification of the amendment which
Cator will ask the legislature to sub
-3 the people would insure a bal
lot statement of all charter amend
ments that would not be subject to at
tack on the ground of unfairness or
If the reappointment of Fred Strat
ton, collector of the port, is , not con
firmed. Senator A. Camlnetti will have
formidable democratic opposition for
the plum, the meat of "which is a salary
of $7,000 a year. The California demo
crats and many California republicans,
ton, believe that the democratic pro
gram in the senate will result in pre
venting the confirmation of Rtratton,
and that his job will ro to some demo
crat after Wilson is inaugurated.
TICKER U\S POWERFUL FRIENDS
ill? the democrats affiliated with
the new state central committee.
tor A. Caminetti, chairman of the state
executive committee, has been con
ceded first call on the collector's berth
if Ptrqtton failed to weather the sen
Now the gossips are busy with the
name of another candidate—James Ellis
Turker. Tucker is associated wirh the
Spring Valley Water company, jris
wife, Mary Bourn Tucker, was a candk
date for presidential elector on the
democratic ticket and is the sister of
W. R. Bourn of the Spring Valley rom
pany. Tucker is of the Virginia Tuck
ers, and Mrs. Tucker Is said to be a
rlnsr. friend of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
The nomination of Mrs. Tucker for
lentlal elector involved the rout
of the Pnelan forces jn the Sacramento
convention by Harry P. Flannery. The
rh'lan men in the fifth congressional
district caucus were instructed to pre
seni Thomas W. Hickey's name for the
district's plate on the electoral ticket.
Flannery declined to stand for any one
advocated by Phelan. His candidate
was Dr. J. M. Toner, but, with Toner's
consent, the medical man was dropped
and Flannery's men nominated Mrs.
The democratic league fathered by
Theodore A. Bell lias attracted the at
tention of democrats east of the Sierras.
T. M. Swlndlelmrst. secretary of state
f> nd chairman of the Montana demo
cratic state opntral committee, has
written to Secretary Starke for copies
of the constitution of the California
league and announced his Intention to
ft>rm a similar organization in Montana.
TAX BOOST TO BE THEME
County Amnion at I-oe Angeles Today
Fare 94,000,000 Deficit
LOS AN'IELES, Dec. 9. —The eleventh
annual convention of the County Af
s* Association of California will
open In Los Angeles tomorrow and con
tinue until Friday.
The principal discussion will be on
the advisability of raiding the taxation
of corporations to meet an estimated
deficit in state funds of $4,000,000. The
proposed alternative is an ad valorem
tax to which all of the people will
The state board of equalization,
nearly all of the county assessors, tax
agents and corporations' representa
tives from many cities are expected to
CONCERN SUED FOR STOCK
Special Dispatch to The Call
■ DING, Dec. I. —Suit to grain pos
it of stock valued at $108,000 was
brought herrf today bjr Mary McArthur
of San Rafael, widow of Archibald Mc-
Arthur, who died In San Francisco
June 30, 1909. The John McArthur com
pany, which owns thousands of acres
of farm land In the northwestern part
of Shasta county, Is the defendant.
Mrs. McArthur brings the suit as ad
minstratrix of her deceased husband's
estate. The complaint alleges 'that her
husband owned 72 shares of the cor
poration and that 'this illegally is
withheld from her by the officers of
-■inpany, who claim the riffht to
keep it as trustees.
MINING CONGRESS MEETS
Changes in Conservation Law Urged
MEN PROMINENT IN THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE MINERS' CONTENTION.
HELD BY POLICE COURT
Mrs. Lyons* Bail Bond Is
Set at $5,000; Wounded
Man's Fate in Doubt
Mrs. Frances Vernon Lyons, In whose
apartments at the Sorrento hotel In
O'Farrell street R, M. Widney was
found shot In the abdomen, was yes
terday charged with assault with intent
to commit murder by Detectives Mc-
Grayan and Wren.
Police Judg«e Deasy, who was asked
to fix bail in the case, set the, amount
at $5,000 bonds or $2,500 cash. At
torney J. D. Ruttledge, who has been
engaged to defend Mrs. Lyons, says he
will endeavor to have his client re
leased from custody on ball today.
Mrs. Lyons will appear in the police
court this morning to be arraigned.
Mrs. Lyons will be permitted to go
free Fo far as the injured man and
his relatives are '-oncerned. If the
state decided to prosecute the case,
Widnej , will go on the stand, accord
ing to former Judge R. M. Widney, his
Widney will die as a result of his
wound, according to one of his phy
sicians attending him, but two other
donors insist he will recover. No un
favoratle symptoms developed yester
day and It is believed the crisis is over.
It has developed that Mrs. Lyons fired
a soft nosed bullet into Widney's vitals,
instead of a steel jacketed slug, as was
first supposed. As a result a large
holf> was torn in his back when th«
missile flattened itself against the
"As the prosecution of any crime
rests with the state authorities it is
not for any of us to say whether we
will prosecute Mrs. Lyons," said for
mer Judge Widney yesterday. "When
the proper time comes my son. as a wit
ness called by the law, will tell the
strict truth. If Mrs. Lyons or any
other person thinks that by reason of
any letters or telegrams in their pos
session they can blackmail money or
any compromise of the prosecution they
are very mufh mistaken. So far as
we are concerned the requirements
of the law will be complied with fully
in the matter of prosecution."
Widney has told his parent just how
the shooting occurred. After firing
at him Mrs. Lyons turned the weapon
on- herself and snapped the trigger.
Despite his wound Widney wrested the
revolver from her, went into the hall
and gave it to some person there.
OROVILLE MAN IN FIELD
Colonel It. M. rireen I» Candidate for
Department Commander of O. A. R.
Speolal Dispatch to The Call
OROVILLE, Dec. 9.—With his In
dorsement for department commander
by W. T. Sherman post, Grand Army
of the Republic, the candidacy of Colo
nel R. M. Green of this city for the
office formally has been launched. The
department embraces the posts of Cali
fornia and Nevada. Local Grand Army
men say that their action came as a
result of the solicitation of a number
of the posts in both states. Colonel
Green Iβ a retired businessman of this
city and at present holds the impor
tant place of department inspector.
He is also a past senior vice com
BUTTE COUNTY AT FAIR
Supervisor* Are Coming to See Fair
Site and Determine Details
Special Dispatch to The Call
OROVILLE, Dec. 9.—The members
of the Butte county board of super
visors will meet In San Francisco De
cember 12 to consider the general plans
for the Butte county display at the big
fair in 1915. While in San Francisco
they will be taken over the fair
grounds, and just what Is wanted of
Butte county at the fair Will be dis
cussed and explained. The board will
be accompanied by Deputy County
Clerk William Riddle and County Sur
veyor Martin Polk, who have been
named county «xP«Uti<ja commis
THE San Francisco CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912.
Association "Will Consider Plans for Exhibit on
Vast Scale at the 1915 Exposition
For the purpose of Initiating a cam
paign for the modification of conserva
tion laws and the restoration of con
trol of public domain to the state and'
Of rights to prospectors, mid to make
ready for a mining exhibit at the
Panama-Pacific exposition thai -nil I
surpass in magnitude and practical
demonstration anything heretofore at
tempted in this country, a mining con
gress was convoked yesterday by thei
California Miners' association. The
congress, to which delegates from every
mining state in the union have been
Invited, Ik the sixteenth annual rnn
ventfon of the state association, and W.
C. Ralston, its president, presided at
the opening session yesterday morning
In Native Sons' hall, Mason street near
This is the first convention of the
association since 1906, when the fif
teenth eonrention was held. Since that
time the association has been In a dor
mant condition with an executive rnm
mittee attending to routine business.
But bo many limitations have been
placed on the mining Industry in recent
years that the executive committee
deemed it necessary for a mining Con
gress to gather and discuss means of
modifying the laws.
RATIONAL CONSERVATION I RfiKD
"A rational and reasonable conserva
tion that will not bottle up and put
away the state's resources where they
can not be of use to ourselves and our
children" is the keynote of the asso
ciation's fight. It was decided that the
mining congress could at the same time
make plans for the 1915 mining in
dustry exhibit. The convention con
sists of delegates from 14 mineral
states, and representatives of the state
and federal goiemment. Altogether,
500 delegates are in attendance. The
convention is to continue today and to
morrow with morning and afternoon
President Ralston made the opening
address. Among the other speakers of
the two sessions yesterday were Lieu
tenant Governor A. J. Wallace, Dr. A.
A. d'Ancona, M. H. de Young, Charles
F. Curry, John A. Britton, C. H. Dunton,
Whitman Syrnmes, George B. Finnegan,
General Tirey L. Ford and E. H. Ben
PAPER FROM FISHER
Ralstop in tho opening address did
not refer to the conservation proposi
tion, but in the opening of the after
noon session announced that this subject
would be taken up today, when a paper
prepared by Secretary of the Interior
Fleher will be read by Charles G. Yale,
and In reply a paper attacking the
present conservation system will be
read by A. H. Ricketts.
In part Ralston said:
"Th.c object in calling this convention
together was primarily to consider the
question of a mineral exhibit at the
coming Panama-Pacific international
exposition. It was believed by your
executive committee that the associa
tion could assist in» a very material
way in furthering such an exhibi
"The association has been in many
ways of much benefit to the state; and
Its purpose now i« to try to awaken the
state pride to ask the mining indus
try to come forward and help make
the mineral exhibit at the exposition
the finest exhibit that ever has been
made In the history of the world.
"And it seems to me that it is up to
this association, not to make the ex
hibit, of course—far from it—but to
assist in every way that it possibly
can, the endeavors of the Panama-
Pacific exposition people and the gen
tleman who is to be appointed as direc
tor of mining.
WOULD INVESTIGATE FAKES
"I am going to ask of the commit
tee on resolutions and this convention
to consider a matter that I think Iβ of
profit Importance. Tt has be<*n talked
of several times, but never has takeD
concrete shape. A bill should be pre
pared and presented at the next ses
sion of the legislature with the rf-
Qaect that an appropriation be made of,
■ay $L.".000, to t>e used by the state
rninoi alogist to Investigate fake min
ing , promotion schemes and false sales
of mining stocks on- property within
"Several years ago the question was
agitated of having: in San Francisco
a mining headquarters which would be
handled under and by direction of. you
might say, the California Miners' as
"Iγ soins to me. leaving efltde all
questions of other products, the gold
mining industry in California, whose
output nil to January, 181S, will ap
proximate $1,570,000,000. and which
produced last year $87.000.000. should
have and ought to have an organiza
tion of some kind for its headquar
ters. There will be no question of
ability to maintain such an Institu
WALLACE MAKKS APPKAI,
Lieutenant Governor Wallace made a
strong appeal for a modification of the
conservation policy of the government.
Ho advised the members of the. min
ing congress to establish a "get to
gether" committee to approach the
state and federal conservation commis
sioners and have, a practical discussion
on the question of conservation.
."Conservation is a troublesome thing , ,
the kind of a thing a great many men
are worrying about, especially the tim
ber men, mining men and oil men," he
said. "As an idea conservation Is right.
Conservation in Its essence Is a good
thing for the people. It is new and
there Iβ a good deal to learn about it.
Its methods of operation are neces
sarily open to a change."
Dr. D'Ancona made a brief address
of welcome in behalf of Mayor Rolph.
M. H. de Young spoke in behalf of the
exposition company and invited the as
sociation to go ahead with plans for
a big mining exhibit in 1915. Charles
P. Curry, congressman elect, promised
his hearty support to propositions
beneficial to miners. John A. Brltton
told of the remarkable advancement
of hydro-electric power and its rela
tion to mining. Whitman Symmes of
the Comstock Pumping company told
of the work in pumping the water out
of the Comstock lode.
PAST WORK REVIEWED
Tlrey I* Ford reviewed the past
work of the association and then spoke
on conservation and the 1915 exhibit
In part he said:
"Take care that none of our re
sources are bottled up and put away
where they can not be of use to our
selves or our children. About 1915. I
want to say that we must see that the
mining industry occupies a place in the
exposition such as It occupies in the
history of California."
The officers of the association are:
President, W. C. RaUton: vice president. C.
11. I>unton; treasurer. John H. Henriy: executive
committee—B. M. Neweotnb (cbairn.ani. CharU-s
G, Yale C. M. Belsbaw, K. C. Voorbies, Ed
H. Benjamin. A. A. Tregido, s. B. Chrinty,
Louis Rosenfleld. Thomas Clark. J. J. Hanilyn.
E. B. Braden, Edward Coleiuan. N. clpavelaiid,
F. W. Bradley, George W. Sterr. Louis II lit I,
Frank H. Buck, A. Carrlgm. J. I). McGilrray.
LIFE TERM FOR AUERBACH
Princeton Graduate Sentenced for Kill
togr Employer In Michigan Hoods
BALDWIN, Mich.. iW. 9.—0. M.
Auepbach of Chicago, Princeton gradu
ate of the clasrf of 1909, was today
sentenced to life imprisonment for the
murder of his employer. Harry Fisher,
former Chicago promoter. Fisher was
killed while hunting with Auerbach,
and the defendant declared the killing
was accidental. Auerbach asserted
today that he was confident of being
granted a new trial.
TO HEW CABINET
OUT OF CEDARS
Evades Questions Regarding
Official Family by Saying
There's No Material
VACATION AT END;
NOW FOR POLITICS
Being Governor of State and
Preparing for White
House Big Job .
HAMILTON, Berumda, Dec. 9.—
"Being governor of a state and pre
paring to be president of a nation, both
at the same time-, is sufficient to keep
any man busy." remarked ' President
elect Wilson today when he announced
that he positively would make no more
.speaking engagements before March 4.
Evefy mail lias brought him scores of
invitations, but all have been declined.
The president elect accepted three
invitations long IWore he was elected,
and these three he will keep. Tie will
speak before the Southern society of
New York, December 17; at the jubilee
celebration in his birthplace. Ftaunton.
Va., on his birthday, December 28, and
;it the banquet of the Commercial club
of Chicago, January 11.
\ M VT|()\ AT AW END
Wilson has entered upon his final
week in Bermuda with a zest for work
horn of three solid weeks of recre
ation. Tie practically has ended his
vacation and intends henceforth to
work most of each day on political
problems. Asked what his plans would
he immediately after his return in
Ne,w York, the governor paid:
"I really haven't any plans. Most
of the men with whom I shall consult
vere fo considerate that they did not
write me, and I am ignorant of their
Wilson added that the date or place
for a conference with William J.
Bryan had not been fixed.
"I simply wrote Mr. Bryan," said the
governor, "'that I wanted to meet and
talk with him after my return."
, CABINET SELECTIONS IN AIR
As to the personnel of his cabinet,
the president elect admitted that much
of his mail contained letters cotn
mendatory of various persons.
"Of course, selections have been
running through my head," he added,
"but I have formed no conclusions."
"Do you think you will make your
cabinet before leaving Bermuda?"
asked one of the correspondents.
"If I do," lie replied, "I will have to
make it out of hard cedar, because
that's tire only cabinet material I can
The governor leaves Saturday morn
ing and is due in New York Monday,
December 1 fi. Tie intends to go di
rectly to Princeton.
."I want to help Mrs. Wilson un
pack," he said, "and get household
things Mettled again."
Inauguration Plans Discussed
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.—Two days of
conference between Chairman Ifc-
I'omhfl of the Democratic national com
mittee and party leaders in and out
of congress ended late to>lriy when Mr.
McCombs left for New York. He said
he would make public tomorrow the
name of the chairman of the commit- |
tee which will have charge of prepara
tions for the display connected with
President elect Wilson's inauguration.
McCombs lunched today with
Charles D. Jlilles. President Taffs sec
retary and chairman of the republican
national committee, and later conferred
at the capitol with Speaker Clark.
Representative Oscar W. Underwood.
Senators Stone and Gore and other J
Since his arrival In Washington Sat
urday, McCombs has met democrat
ic leaders from many states, including
former National Committeeman Sulll-
Van of Illinois, .Tosephus Daniels of
North Carolina. Edward CJoltra of Mis
souri, former Governor Francis of Mis
souri. Treasurer Rolla Wells of the na
tional committee, Thomas M. Ilona, at
torney-general of Indiana, and many
members of the senate and house.
It is believed that of the several
candidates for chairman of the inaug
ural committee, Eldridge E. Jordan of
Washington is most likely of appoint
ment, while Walter W. \'ick of New
Jersey may be secretary, and William
Edwards, street commissioner of New
York, the grand marshal.
Toilet Rolls, $5 to $20
Limousine Sets, $15 to $30
Manicure Sets, $3.50 to $10
Travelers' Clocks, $2 to $15
Jewel Cases, $2 to $12
Hdkf. Cases, $1 to $4
Collar Boxes, $1 to $6
Card Cases and Wallets,
$1 to $5
Brief Cases, $5 to $10
Silk Hat Boxes, $3 to $15
Traveling Bags, $5 to $35
Suit Cases, $5 to $30
We Issue Merchandise
Orders in All Depls.
Post and Grant Aye.
Grist From Legislative Mill
Doings of tbe Two Houses
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.— The ]\
|j day in congress:
i Convened at noon.
• Senator Overman introduced a '
• Joint resolution authorizing a '
J joint Inauguration committee of ;
f Mix members. ~
I Judiciary committee considered <>
i President Taft's judicial appoint- •
• mmti, bat took no formal β-tton. "
f Republican member* received '
• definite Information tbat demo- ~
J crate- of senate probably -would ,
I try to hold up many appointments <>
n iv southern states.
J Senator Work* spoke, advocat- "
' Ing bin resolution for a ataxic '
'J alx year presidential term.
j President Tnft transmitted re- .
I port of economy and efficiency •
• commission recommending rad- f
• leal rhoiiees In patent office pro- '
I Trial of Judge Arch bald re-
j Adjourned at 6:04 p. ra. until 1
, Conrened at noon. .
Resumed consideration of legis
'i lative. executive and judicial ap- "
)>emocratlc members of the
[[ ■ways and means committee con
ferred on plans for tariff revi
sion at special session. Hearing*
' hesrin January 6. Representative
I Imiberish Introduced resolution
" to require each senator and rep
' rcsentatlve to file statement ,
, »b«»TTlnsr bis pecuniary Interest in
< any bnnklnie. loaning or broker-
I 1 age business.
Ranking nnd currency snb- :
committee resumed hearings in ,
J the "money trust" Investigation, j
j < hairman Pujo making » state- j
i ' meat repudiating reports as to '
" committee's Intention.
j Representative Allen Introduced t
resolution proposing « general 1
j| Inreßtieation of the canning In- ,
i dustry. f
i' Passed leftlKla.tlvc. executive <
J and judicial appropriation bill j
' carrying S: , . t.!»-K>.r.s.",. \n effort to '
Insert a commerce court provl-
I slon failed. <
i Adjourned at 5:18 p. m. until j
• noon Tuesday.
Savant of University of California
Does Daring Bit of Work in
Kilauea to Secure Gas
By I'prlernl Wirel^a*
HONOLULU, Dfce. 9.—Reports have
been receired from Prof. T. A. Jagger.
In charge of the scientific work being
done at the volcano of Kilauea for'the
Carnegie institute, of a daring hit of
work by K. S. Shepard <">f the geograph
ical physical laboratory of Washington
and H. O. Wood nf the University of
California, his assistants. These two,
In order to secure samples of nascent
gas for analysis, descended by ropea
400 feet into the volcano, wa-lked across
the hot lava to the edge of the .boil-
Ing fire lake and filled several vac
uum tubes with the gas. The men wore
wet sponges o»er their fares and were
in Imminent danger for nearly an
The volcano wa» filled at times with
opaque gases, so that those who
watched from the rim lost the scientists
for 10 f minutes at a time. The volcano
Is very active.
Describing the feat. Professor Jag
"The experiment was successful, the
glass terminals of the tube* being
melted and unsealed in the sulphate
flame of the cone, Several perfect
samples of the unburned gas beneath
the flame were in this way collected,
the tubes being immediately resealed
at the edge of the lava with a gasoline
3TEW PLANT OPERATED- Menlr. Park. Pee. 9.
The plant of the new I,nbriratin« PYmhwtn
r"m|ianT. at Rnvpn*w<wi. liegan operations ib\t
we»k. and the result of xir dajs' work Ik »hi>i I
:'.'>.(HiO gallons of lubrii-atlng "H. The crude
materia! r>f two carloads of Califor
nia oil. and. thonsh the ran was nier''!.*. a tetH
of the plant, the rr-giilts treiv highly Wircena
fnJ. and a K'Khl fijtuiv f.ir (be onf. r
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WAS IN CUSTODY
Syracuse Man, Accused
"Bomb Plotter, ,, Grilled by
"Afraid You Speak a Little
Too Plainly in Your Let
ters," Dynamiter Wrote
By Associated Press
TNDIANAPOLJS. Dec. 9.—For votin«
for John J. McNamara's re-election ac
sprretary at the Milwaukee convention
of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
in September, 1911, five months after
MrXamara was arrested for dynamit
ing. Kdward E. Phillips. Syracuse. N.
T., one of the 41 accused "bomb plot
ters" wan subjected to severe cross
examination by the - government at th«
"dynamite conspiracy" trial today.
Phillips, as secretary of Pyraous* I°
cal union, told of many letters he
wrote to McNamara, but denied they
pertained to proposed pxplosions.
"Where was Mc.Xa.mara when you
voted for him?" asked District Attor
"fn Jail in California."
"Did yotj make any inquiry as to
whether he was guilty of murder?"
"I didn't know h<» was charged with
murder, but thought it was dynamiting,
and I knew only what r read in news
"Yet you votedi to re-elect him sec
retary of this uniftn?"
churcps against Phillips were hesed
on letters in which he referred to a
Joh at Brewerton, N. T., as follows:
"It is a fine place to make an ever
lasting pier? of work and s*t them
thinking. It can be done very easy.
s»nd I am going >to look for something
doing when the right time comes. The
hartr<* canal work looks all to the bad
The witness said be was trying to
Induce McXamara to employ two or
three men I*> ascertain whether the
eight hour law was being violated. Tn
another letter he said Brother Butler
will h " interested, referring to A. G.
Butler, also a defendant, and also
"Some of the brothers are getting
restleps and. are anxious to see some
In reply M<-N"amara wrote:
"I Htn afraid you spe-ak a little tor*
plainly in jour letters. I am not
criticising you. but no one knows who
reads my letters, and this is Just to
give you a pointer. Our people should
be rareful what they put on paper
whea writing to headquarters."
Numerous dashes la the letters PhH
lips paid had no partirular significant-.
In reference to all his correspondence
Phillips disavowed any purpose to use
any violence on nonunion work and
added hf never heard of a "dynamiting
campaign" on nonunion work through
out the country until McNamara's ar
Asked wbv he did not report to tb*
•state authorities any violation of the
eigM hour law. the witness said it was
necessary io employ men who would
work on the job and make affidavits.
MAN'S FOOT IS SHOT OFF
I.ocnniotlre Fireman Accidentally Iβ
jurloii lll» U*>*l Krlrnd for Life
Spprtal Olspelrh to Th» Cell
prxSMUIR, Dec. 9. — Albert Hamp
ton's right foot was shot off yeaterday
by his best friend, Clyde C Carter.
B.itb are Southern Pacific firemen. Thry
started out hunting, and when Just out
side oT town farter's automatic rifle
accidentally was discharged. The
whole load went into Hampton's right
lfcr ;(t the ankle.