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Business Men Pledge Anew to Boost the City^
REV. DR. IKED
ASKS THAT GITY
FROWN ON VICE
Says It Is Not the San Fran
- Cisco He Was Told
He Would Find
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decision in any large or material
en«e to be made nowaday * In favor
of the railroads, and from this eir
rtiiiiNtance the public Inference Iβ
that tbe railroad* must be always
"On the contrary, the railroads which
serve San Francisco and the Pacific
coast have reasonable grounds for
maintaining that the present railroad
rates are the natural and normal ex
pression of an evolution from the__ con
flict of contending commercial forces.
Individual against individual, business
association against business associa
tion, chamber of commerce against
chamber of commerce, locality against
locality, state against state, Atlantic
against Pacific and Pacific against At
lantic, all have been in competitive
conflict for almost half a century. The
railroads could formulate tariffs neces
sary for their existence as public car
riers, but every such tariff was fitted
to the business of the country by the
pressure of commercial conflict. The
needs of the railroads and the wante of
the merchants were welded into those
ERRORS NOT OF TKRVERSITY
"The railroads believe that, taken
in themselves, the rates have a fair re
lation in the broad and general sense
to the commercial needs of the country
directly and also with respect to the
competitive relation of points of con
sumption and points of supply. The
railroads maintain that it is not rea
sonable to assume that existing rates
are unfair. The railroads contend that
the presumption of fairness Is in favor
of rates which are the development of
60 years of commercial growth. Errors
of adjustment wtiich have crept into
them have not been errors of perver
sity or willfulness. They are errors
in the sense only that every sound
business needs readjustment from time
to time in order to be flexible and re
sponsive to the needs of the present.
Every business that has rendered serv
ice In the past desires to give better
service for the future, and to this rule
the railroads are no exception. In this
presence I can safely appeal to the in
dividual experience of those I am privi
leged to address to bear witness that
the Influence of contending and con
flicting interests has been within their
knowledge a potential factor In the de
termination of transportation rates,
and upon this conclusion we claim jus
tice for the view that the presumption
of fairness if? in favor of rates which
are the product of 50 years of pros
perous business life. It must be plain
that upon any other basis than this
presumption of fairness it would fol
low that whenever a railroad rate is
challenged that railroad rate will al
ways be unfair, since there neVer will
come a time when the rates will be
free from attack. The rate made to
day may always be the subject of at
"Tbe decision of a rommjanion
today stands only for today. There
is no KorerniQg rule. It Iβ this
downward, ever downward, pres
■ure of regulation and the con
fusion of regulation reuniting;
which in a menace to the fair and
reasonable earnings of the rail
roads, and it I* thin presumption
of nnfairaeM of the rate in the
public mind against -which the
rnilroads most appeal to all fair
minded men, to all men of Rood
"The large body of citizens In every
community desire to know that what
is done is 'ust, and are ready to con
demn that which does not savor of fair
dealing, whether in the principle or
the application of that principle.
MUCH SMOKE; SMALL. FIRE
"There has gone abroad a feeling
that on this coast particularly the
Chambers of Commerce are antago
nistic to the railroads. We hear it
from the Investor, from those looking
for Industrial locations, from colonists
—all sources of important concern to
the railroads and the people of this
state alike. We who live here know
that this impression is erroneous. Yet
when for weeks and months and years
the Chambers of Commerce, at this
point and at other points, make an
nouncements which bring the railroads
before the tribunals of the country,
with the usual exploitations, we need
not marvel that those unfamiliar with
our affairs mistake rhetoric for fact
and suppose that the sporadic outburst
denotes a chronic condition.
" San Francisco—Make It Known,' is
the subject of the evening. If I have
endeavored to make these things
known to you I am suro you will bear
with me generously in this serious
treatment of what I deem a very se
rious subject, that is to the purpose
of the evening all in good will and
"Gentlemen, the destiny of San
Francisco is in the making. A city de
pends upon the country whose necessi
ties It serves, but to San Francisco has
been given more. To the millions of
bountiful acres served by the rivers
and railways leading- to San Francisco
are added the sunshine and sparkle and
stimulant throughout the year of as
bracing an air in Pan Francisco as
humanity r-ver breathed. All combine
to give assurance that it is the destiny
of San Francisco to be filled to over
flowing, around her spacious bay with
homes of happiness garnered from all
the civilizations of .the world. To that
end let us strive together."
PIELD TELLS HOW S. F.
1 SHOULD ADVERTISE
Charles K. Field, speaking to the
new motto, "Ban Francisco—Make It
"When It comes to making an in
formal talk under these conditions, it
helps some that this is a boosting din
ner. The last time I was in this place
at a little informal gathering like this
it was a dinner for Knox.
"I'm going to follow one bad pun
with another, but you can think it over
seriously while I'm talking about some
thing else. It's a thought that ought to
go right alongside any thought of pub
licity for San Francisco. Perhaps
there's a slogan in it.
Oh, you. whom poets ehoone to «*ll
"Serene, indifferent of fate,"
Let opportunity do all
, Tbe knocking at tbe fate. ,
"Orifee, and once only, I made a really
formal address to a Chamber of Com
Three of the distinguished speakers who made addresses at the Chamber of Commerce banque
merce. That was in Peking, and my
speech was vised by the American min
ister, Mr. Calhoun. He pronounced it
harmless!. And yet, right afterward,
that country was in the throes of
"I assure you I am not here tonight
to agitate or start very much of a revo
lution. Perhaps I do hope a little to
fan a flame already kindled, for observe
—this dinner is under the auspices of
the publicity committee of the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce. ' The
subject is, 'San Francisco—Make It
A TACK FOR THE TIRE
"It must be evident to all of you that
somebody has started something. Some
body with irreverent hand has punc
tured that household poem beginning:
Sorone, Indifferent of fate,
Thou sittest at the western gate.
Otherwise, why get together In the
heretical name of that unknown god,
"Bret Harte. of course, was writing
of that remote period which we know
as 'B. P.'—'before the flre.' His poem
mentions such ancient landmarks as
'fog,' and 'sin, , and 'shame.' But he
looked forward, too, as a prophet, to
the new epoch, which bears those same
letters, 'B. F., but mean 'before the
"Yes. gentlemen, somebody has start
ed something, and though it may be
rough on the poets, It's bound to be
good for San Francisco. The other day
an eager young lady brought in to me
a poem on the profile of Mount Taraal
paie. It began, as I remember It:
O sleeping; maiden of the bay.
Fair patron saint of Frisco town.
"It is always hard to have to send
away these eager young , women. Tet I
had to be firm. 'Madam, , I said to her,
severely, 'you are too late with this
Imagery, beautiful as it is. You and
Bret Harte are out of date now. He
has had San Francisco in serene in
difference of fate sitting at the western
gate for over 40 years. But she is
getting up now, and even if she's a
bit stiff after 40 years of that in
different posture, she'll get her publicity
legs on in no time. As for the maiden
sleeping on Tamalpais, let her slumber
X" i her holy innocence; don't awaken
yet, until the supreme court shall
straightened out the 'crookedest
ray in the world. .
DOWX TO BRASS TACKS
"So much for poetry. Now let's get
down to facts.
"The publicity committee agreed that
there might be something , wrong, after
all, with the time hallowed doctrine
that San Francisco needs no advertis
ing, that she will get hers by the divine
right of the inevitable metropolis; they
conceived it possible that serene In
difference of fate might work out, in
one way or another, as an actual in
terference with fate.
"Now, I've lived here all my life,
practically, and I know that we San
Franciscans have something of the
broad outlook of New Yorkers, who are
noted for their freedom from any taint
of provincialism. The San Franciscan
is so sure of his city and her lure for
all mankind that the idea of trying
to get the tourist to stop here if he
doesn't want to is most distaseful. If
Luisa Tetrazzlni wishes to sing in the
street on New Year's eve, why, let us
stop the cars for a few minutes, if
necessary, until she gets through, but
don't be silly about the advertising
value of it to the city. It is no more
ethical, we say, for San Francisco to
advertise than rt Is for the fashionable
Doctor Vermiform to so demean him
self. Publicity consciously exerted Is
the electric light winking and chasing
Itself round the specialist's windows.
No boom tactics for the ordained me
GRAPEWIXE BEATS WIREI.ESS
"I know we are honest In this thought
and I'm not going to argue the point.
I wish Bimply to submit that there is
no publicity apparatus like the vast
wireless system which runs from
mouth to ear between those who have
seen a place and those who have not;
to that the more people who
see San Francisco and see her right,
and. by that I mean more than civic
boundaries, the greater the service
over that wireless system.
"I would like to suggest further how
publicity may at least begin at home
and I ask your Indulgence while I tell
you the story of my life, only 48 hours
of it—the life, not the story—limited
strictly to last week.
"On Tuesday last, on a rather over
cast morning, I entered San Francisco
for the first time (that is, for the pur
pose of this dinner). I was friendlees
and alone, save for a mythical wife
whom I had left somewhere in the city
and whom I brought in for effect when
marriage improved the situation.
"Desiring, like a good tourist, to
make no mistake and to get properly
directed and informed, I selected cer
tain major and minor sources of knowl
edge to which I applied In the course
of that eventful day. These sources
"A transportation office.
"An information agency.
"Two leading hotels.
"One middle class hotel.
"One department store.
"One rubberneck wagon.
"Two streetcar conductor*.
"One news stand.
"One common or garden citizen and
the Chamber of Commerce.
"I learned a great deal that sur
prised me and some things that did
not, since I was a tourist who under
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912.
stood that southern California is most
of California. Everybody suggested
the rubberneck wagon -or the sightsee
ing car. Almost everybody suggested
Tamalpais. A few said 'Go over to
Berkeley.' Nobody said water front
or transport docks or Presidio. No
body said Telegraph hill. In the course
of my day's wanderings I was handed
22 pieces of literature, not counting
FFtfDS REAL BOOSTER
"At the information bureau In a de
partment store I found a booster with
a real San Francisco complexion and
nice brown eyes. 'My goodness,' said
she, 'your're not going to leave here
without seeing this part of the state.
Why, you won't see California!' Down
she pulled a map and pro Ted it.
Oranges? Yes, indeed. In a lovely
country, too. She forgot to mention
that they ripened there first, but that
was a detail. And Missions? The
finest Mission In the state was in Mon
terey county. She said there were fine
big trees in the Santa Cruz mountains,
where It was summer weather all the
year. And I must see Sacramento, the
capital of the state. Then, as she
warmed to the subject, she said: 'And
if you have time, you ought to ccc Iron
canyon; it's not big, but it's very
pretty, given by General and Mrs. Bid
well—you've heard of them—they were
pioneers—it's at Chico. That's my
home town.' Bless her heart. If we
were all like her, there'd be no 'in
difference of fate.'
# # #
"I met the common or garden citizen.
I found him in a cafeteria. I repeated
to him the shameful story I had been
telling shamelessly all morning. I
dragged In my mythical wife for good
measure, I mentioned my two days in
Frisco. Then something happened. I
had met a real booster. Perhaps he
was the father of the girl in the de
partment store. I don't know, but I
do know that he wasn't a real estate
agent, for he gave me his card and he
deals in lumber. But he made me
blush for the ignorance of my real
self. He sent me on a trip out of town
every dtoy for a week and rested me
up on car rides in the city. He knew
everything to see and he had me prom
ising to see them before I left here.
And when I had promised he started
in on southern California in equally
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 0.-X.
"The Chamber of Commerce was all
right. The young man there deluged
me with printed matter, and when I
murmured my story about Los Angeles
he fixed me with his glittering eye and
said: 'See here, I'm not a betting man,
but I'll buy the dinner if you find that
town as good as this.' If he referred
to this dinner he was some sport.
"That night I went to Chinatown—a
dreary trip even to a novice, and one
that, it seems to me, might easily be
made better, even if the splendid
squalor of the old quarter is gone for
ever. And at the end of the tour,
without saying by your leave, 75 men
and women were trundled leleurely
through Pacific street, enabled from
their elevated state to look over the
swinging doors of the joints and to
catch glimpses that most likely were
magnified in the memory. Poor, bad
publicity, gentlemen, all of It; but why
can't it be made better? It's a private
business, to be sure, but yet it's a kind
of public franchise, after all—the city
is responsible to its guests; there's a
combination there of hospitality and
self-protection. Find Rome way to
stage the Chinatown attraction to save
it from disgrace. And reserve the Bar
bary Coast for him who seeks it.
MUST LEARN OUR OWN STORY
"I believe we have a story to tell,
and that we must learn to tell it be
fore we have to. There are a good
many people coming here in 1915. We
are all of us willing to admit that the
exposition Isn't the whole show. In
deed, thousands are coming because It
Isn't all the show. Now, you may be
sure that most of those people will
already have knowledge of San Fran
cisco's attraction besides the transient
one of the exposition. But if they came
today, would they learn properly from
our people what San Francisco means
as the city of a Califbrnian country?
A kind of inertia, not discreditable and
not commendable, has isolated San
Francisco in the thought of the world,
removed her from the realm she rules
and depends upon, as Los Angeles has
not been isolated. The eparkJe, the
life, the laughter of San Francisco are
famous; her indomitable spirit Iβ rec
ognized; her financial supremacy is un
derstood. The follies and diversion
upon which financial capitals have ever
been built since the first metropolis
appeared upon the earth, these need no
advertising—the world loves to report
and to hear them. But the other story,
the picture of the queen city beside
her bay at the confluence of the rivers,
receiving In her open lap the tribute
of farm and mine and manufacture,
and spreading town of flower covered
bungalows—the imperial city of pleas
ure and art and culture that coblnes all
the world has come to know, love and
long for as California—that story needs
to be told, that picture to be painted by
every means at home and abroad, that
publicity can devise."
A KED MAKES APPEAL
•rl FOR HIGHER IDEALS
Rev. Charles F. Aked was the last
speaker of the evening, "San Francisco,
the City of My Dreams," being his sub
ject. He first praised the good quali
ties of the city and its citizens and
closed with an appeal for better condi
tions. He said in part:
"I love San Francisco so warmly, so
deeply, it so enthralls my mind and
body and spirit that I am perhaps not
qualified to discuss the subject. This to
me Is the America which 2 came to find,
and I give thanks to God because I
"I still wonder at the amazing big
ness of the country of which San Fran
cisco is the inevitable metropolis. San
Francisco has never loet her soul and
Is fit to be the guiding brain and heart
of this golden empire in the west. I
love her for her surpassing loveliness,
the queen city by the gate.
"The breeze which blows in from the
Pacific is laden with life, and It seems
as though this is the land of which
Bunyan wrote and dreamed in his jail
"I love San Francisco for the type of
men and women It produces, the men
and women like those of the old heroic
"Florence pave to the world great
men of all kinds whose place is with
the immortals, but here we have all
that made Florence great—the flowers,
the fruit and the eky like that of Italy.
Here Is the most enterprising, resource
ful and daring race on the face of the
CITY OF DREAMS UNSULLIED
"This is the San Francisco I have
found and that I love, but not the San
Francisco I was told I should find be
fore I came."
Doctor Aked referred . to the re
ported belief away from here that San
Francisco Is a city of civic corrup
tion and Immorality and urged that
citizens here should frown on vice.
WASHINGTON. Dec. ».—The following offi
cers aie assigned to the regiments Indicated:
Captaffls George SfoD. Weekes. Sixteenth In
fantry: Georgre H. McMaster. Third Infantry;
Orln R. Wolfe. Sixteenth infantry; Howard L.
Laabach. Twenty-third Infantry; John O. Mc-
Arthur, Tenth infantry, T. D. Ely, Sixteenth
infantry; Bdwin Bell, Twelfth Infantry; George
H. Estes, Twentieth Infantry; Ulyssee G. War
rilow. Fifteenth infantry; 1* H. Baistow, Sixth
Infantry; Thomas A. Peary, Sixth Infantry; E.
T. Harttnan, Seventh infantry- George H. Shel
ton. Twenty-ninth Infantry; Mereh B. Stewart,
Fifth infantry; Reynold* J. Burt. Twenty-seventh
Infantry; Frank C. Bolles. Twenty-eighth infan
try; J. H. Hughe*. Third infantry: Itufos E.
Ixmgan. Twenty-flfth. infantry; Thomas T. Frls
sell. Eleventh Infantry; William If. Fassett,
Twenty-second infantry; J. ST. Dichmann,
Twenty-sixth Infantry; Halstead Dorey, Fourth
infantry; James V. Heidt First infantry; G. M.
Cralle, Eleventh Infantry; J. F. Yohn. Nine
teenth infantry; P. jf. Ooehrsn, Fourteenth In
fantry; Thomas B. Harker. Twentieth Infantry;
Charles F. Hcmphrey Jr.. Twelfth infantry;
Pearl M. Shaffer. Nineteenth Infantry; A. J.
McNab. Fourteenth infantry: Fred R. Brown.
Ninth Infantry; Charles B. Clark. Sixteenth In
fantry; Clyffard Game, First infantry; James
Justice. Fifth infantry; John W. Wrlcbt. Seven
teenth Infantry; J. K. Parsons, Third Infantry;
M. A. Elliott Jr.. Eighteenth infantry; Jack
Hayes, Thlrtl Infantry; H. A. Herman. Twenty
first infantry; w. H. Point, Twenty-eighth In
fantry; William w. McCammon Jr., Twenty
second infantry: v C. Bennett. Twenty-first in
fantry; Frank IT. Burton, Third Infantry; S. O.
Fuqna, Twelfth infantry C. H. Morrow. Eight
eenth Infantry; diaries E. B«>ese. KSKhtepnth
Infantry: Walter H. Johnson. Second Infantry,
and William M. Goodale, Nineteenth infantry.
First Lieutenants Henry A. Bell, BJcnteenth
infantry; Charles A. Bell, Sixth infantry. Charles
P. Leonard. Twenty-eighth infantry: Clyde B.
Crnsan. Twenty-flfth Infantry; G. K. Wilson.
Third Infantry; H. C. M. guplee. Eighteenth in
fantry; O. R. Cole, Twenty-seventh lnfantrv;
A. U Sinirloton. Thirtieth infantry: John It.
Brewer, Eighteenth infantry; A. Dewpy.
Twenty-ninth infantry Tbonias T. Woke. Eight
eenth infantry: James E. Ware. Thirteenth in
fantry; John F. Clapham. Twenty-seventh infan
try; Frank F. Jewett, Eighteenth infantry: HuKh
M. Kelly. Twentysixth Infantry; Converse ft.
Twenty-third infantry; Campbell B.
Horifres, Fourth Infantry; Jacob W. Wnest.
Twenty-eighth Infantry; C. B. Moor*, Twenty
eeventh infantry; Kllery Farmer. Eleventh Infan
try; James M. Churchill. Twenty-third infentry,
and Oharle* A. Dravo. Twenty-ninth infantry.
First Lieutenants Charles Abel, Clyd- B. Cni
san, H. Clay S-iplcA, j o h n B. Brewer. L. A.
Dewey, T. T. Duke, J. F. Clapbatn. Frank F.
Jewett, Hntrh M. Kelley, Converse R. T>»wis,
Jacob W. Wuest. C. B. Moore. Ellery Fnrrnor.
•J«hn S. t'pham. John >r. Cnurchll! and >fsttliew
H. Tnoralinson have been removed from list of
Transfers—First Uentenant W T . C. Jon»-t,
Eisrhteenth to Twelfth Infantry; First Ltenten
snt A. Remey. Twenty-eighth to Twenty-fseTenth
Infantry; First LlPutenant J. Randolph. Eight
eenth to Twenty-third Infantry: First Uentenant
Joseph O. Maubsirne Third to Seventh infantry-
First Lieutenant J. M. Pat'erH'>n. Eighteenth to
Seventh Infantry: First Mentrnant Edear 7>.
Steever. Twenty-pighth to KJeventh infantry:
Flr*t Ueutenaot Phillip B. Briton, Eleventh In
fantry to Fourteenth infantry.
ACCIDENT KIM.e UAVY OFFICER
NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—Richard H.
Townley, a retired naval officer, for
merly state comptroller of Nebraska,
accidentally shot and killed hims<*f
today while cleaning a gun. Hβ left
tfta naval service in 1902.
rN CATCHY SONGS
Beloved San Francisco Is Theme
of Clever Verses and Rous
The accompanying songs were sung
during the course of the banquet last
evening and members and guests Joined
Air: Stein Songv "Old Heidelberg," from "The
Prince of Pilsen."
Here's to the city of the west —
Here's to her cherished name—
Here's to tiie city that we lore beet—
Here's to her world wide fame—
Here's to her Nineteen-flfteen fair—
AH nations' flags unfurled—
Nothing in history can compare
With "The City Loved 'Bound the WorM."
O, city hy the Golden Gat*,
Thy greatness shall endure.
We praise they name, admire thy fame.
Thy destiny Iβ sure.
Built up again by stalwart men,
The sons of pioneers,
O, San Francisco, thou wilt grow
Through all the coming years.
O. San Francisco, thon wilt grow
Through ail the coining years.
—Composed by ROIXIN O. AYRES.
SABT FRAtfCISCO EVERMORE
Medley, "Yale Bool*."
We're hap-py fel-lows, as you see, with hearts
so light and gay;
We're work'd our hard-est all this year to do
the right each day;
We'll show tb« peo-ple of the world wh*t loy-al
hearts can do—
No mat-ter what may come to nt we're br*Y« —
San Fran-cls-co—San Fran-cie-eo—
Now and ev-er—San Fran-cls-co—
And a great-er—San Fran-cls-oo—
Now and erer—San Frau-cls-co.
Now li*-ten, fellows; lift your heerte and Tolees
In a song.
Oar city once so poor and hurt Iβ now so great
Tbe na-tions all will come to pay their bom-age
ac of yore.
8o sin?, ye fel-lows, witli one roice—San Fran
cis-Jo erer more.
MISS ESTBIXB CARPEITTER and
MRS. MARY MeGLADE.
Sen Francisco School Department.
ELOPE IN AUTO AND
THEN ARE MARRIED
IVieee of Richest Woman In South, \on
Deceased, Iβ Bride of Santa
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9.—lt was learned
today that Miss Inez "Ward, niece of the
late Mrs. Arcadia Bandlnl de Baker,
reputed at her death two months ago
to have been the wealthiest woman In
southern California, was married In
this city last Saturday to Arthur L.
Loomis, eon of L. D. Loomis, a resident
of Santa Monica. The marriage fol
lowed an all night ride In an automo
bile from Los Angeles, which was ren
dered exciting by several mishaps to
the machine and by reports of other
automobiles In hot pursuit of the pair.
Miss Ward, who is a daughter of Mrs.
Dolores Ward, a sister of the late Mrs.
de Baker, Is 19 years old. Young
Loomis just has come of age.
BOAT BUILDER RUNS
INTO AUTO'S PATH
Vallejoan Struck by Machine Prom
Which He Had Jnst Alighted
and Iβ Near Death
Special Dispatch to The Call
VALLEJO. Dec. 9.—William Buss
boom, a Mare island boat builder and
vice president of Vallejo parlor No. 77,
N. S. G. W. t was run over by an auto
mobile In the business section early
today and is now at the Vallejo general
hospital near death. The automobile
was driven by Charles Green, a local
merchant, and according to witnesses
Buesboom became confused and ran
directly into the car. Bussboom is un
conscious and Dr. A. V. Doran states
that the bones In his face are crushed.
Bussboom had been out riding all day
with Green and had left the car only a
few minutes before he was hurt.
GAUGER IS A FUGITIVE
San Jose Man Dodgea Trial for Aβ-
eault Upon Girl
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN JOSE, Dec. 9.—Manfred Quinby,
government gauger and former crack
bicycle rider of the Garden City wheel
men, who is charged with criminal as
sault upon 15 year old Mary Tully of
Santa Clara, failed to appear for trial
in the superior court today and a
bench warrant was issued for his ar
rest. He has been at liberty on $5,000
bail furnished by his wife and brother
in law, Joseph Delaney. The dletrict
attorney's office has been informed that
Quinby probably has left the country.
HAS POWER OF ATTORNEY
REDWOOD CITY, Dec, 9.—A power
of attorney from Mrs. Jennie Crocker
Whitman, wealthy wife of Malcolm D.
Whitman of New York, to Henry Tif
fany Scott of Burlingame was filed for
record here- today. Scott is a lifelong
friend of the Crocker family ajad was
executor of the estate of Mrs. Whit
man's father, the late Colonel Charles
FORMER OFFICIALS HELD
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9.—George
Baker Anderson, recently removed
from the position of secretary to
Mayor Alexander, and F. M. C. Choate,
formerly assistant city prosecutor,
were Indicted by the county grand
jury late this afternoon in connection
with the alleged false imprisonment of
F, W. Lloyd, a witness in the Guy
OPERATORS MUST REGISTER
R. B. Woolverton, inspector of wire
less vessels, was notified by the head of
the department at Washington, D. C.
yesterday that all wireless operators
must be registered with the gov
ernment by December 13. So far 200
amateur operators in the vicinity
of San Francisco and 300 in the vicin
ity of San Diego and Los Angeles, have
applied for licenses and their namee
registered. A fine of 5100 will be im
posed on any operator who hag not reg
istered by December 13 and who is
maintaining a wireless station.
YESTERDAY'S FIRE RECORD
Box 675. 7:58 a. m.—Waste in engine
room of Steamer L.urline. No damage.
Box 545, 2:51 p. m.—One story frame
structure, 1207 Holllster street, owned
and occupied as a dwelling by C. Alba
seppi. Damage slight to building and
none to contents. Cause, sparks from
chimney falling on waste in yard.
Box 412, 4:11 p. m.—Two story and
attic frame buildinpr, 631 First avenue,
owned and occupied as dwelling by C.
Dillon. Cause, caretessness with
matches. Damage very slight.
Box 461, 6 p. in.—Two Mtory frame
building, 912 F street, owned and oc
cupied as dwelling and grocery hy J.
Kermell, Damage to building slight;
to contents, none.
KAIL CAJLRIER PLEADS GUILTY—Walter T.
Bra.m!on. a colored mail carrier, pleaded irollty
to etPallnu from the uialU yexterday In tbp
T"nn««d State* district coart. He wl!I be sen
tenced by Judge John J. d* Harm at 10
1 o'clock thle morning.
Thlrty«*even proposed charter
amendments, tome of them in
volving radical departure* from
accepted policy, will be submitted
to the electors of San Francisco
Not since the adoption of the
new charter ha« no much of vital
interest to the whole city been
Involved at a special election.
Approximately 140,000 men and
women are qualified by regtstra
tlon to participate In today*
election. The failure of any con
siderable number of qualified
elector* to'vote today might re
sult in serious municipal em
The regular polling places
will be opened mt 0 o'clock this
morning and will be dosed at «
FREEZE IN LAKE
Mercury Drops 45 Degrees in
Night and Connecticut Birds
Are Held by Ice
Special Wspatrh to The Call
WIN9TED, Conn., Dec. 9.—Winter's j
first blast last night caught six wild j
ducks unawares. The ducks lit In a I
shallow lagoon in Highland lake about
dusk. The mercury dropped 45 de
grees in the night to zero and the i
waters about the ducks froze. William
Band had no difficulty getting .all six
ducks, without shot or shell.
WOMAN SAYS JEWELER
• HELD HER PRISONER
San Jose Man Said to Be Father
of Child Born In
SAN JOSE, Dec. 9.—L. S. A. Baker, an
eccentric jeweler, nearly GO years old, j
is the defendant In a $5,000 damage
suit begun here today by Kate Riley,
who alleges that she was a prisoner ]
in trTe home of Baker in the rear of a!
South Market street jewelry store con
ducted by him during the 17 months
from July 1, 1311, to December 1, 1912.
During her Imprisonment Miss Riley
says she became a mother, and she
asserts that Baker is the father of the
Miss Riley says she answered an ad
vertisement inserted in newspapers by
Baker for an assistant in his jewelry
store. Hβ threatened her with vio
lence, she says, and kept her locked In
his bedroom. No criminal charge has
been made against Baker.
SICKLES AGAIN FACES
EVICTION FROM HOME
Bowery Bank Files Suit to Foreclose
Mortgage for $118,000
Special DUpatcb to Th« Call
NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—The Bowery
Savings banic through its attorneys to
day filed a suit to foreclose a mortgage
on the property now occupied as a home
by General Daniel E. Sickles, and by
the New York commissioner of the
battlefields of Gettysburg and Chatta
nooga, and by the New York monument
commission. It is the property on Fifth
avenue in which the general lives.
There is due on it a mortgage to the
bank of $118,000 and interest from
February 1, 1912. Unless matters are
straightened out to the satisfaction of
the bank it will be necessary to dispose
of the general's home notwithstanding
th-e fact that his wife only a few days
ago raised the money necessary to sat
isfy the Judgment of $5,500 against him.
EXPERT FOR OWNERSHIP
Blon J. Arnold, answering: a recent
article in an afternoon newspaper, tele
graphed Mayor Rolph from Chicago
yesterday that he was not opposed to
municipal ownership and that charter
amendment No. 34 would make it more
easily obtainable by San Francisco than
it is in any other city in the United
States. The amendment does not fix a
minimum wage for railway employes,
but permits any wage which may be
agreed upon at the time of the fran
chise grant, says the expert.
REPAIRS ARE AUTHORIZED
The board of works decided yesterday
to invite bide for the repair of the
leaky expansion joints of the Twin
Peaks reservoir, the bids to be opened
December 18. Estimated cost of the
work is $8,000. Flinn & Treacy were
directed to pave Kearny street between
Union and Filbert in 30 days. Property
owners complained of four months' de-
lay. The aupervisore wej-e requested to
set aside $20,000 for pipe to connect
with the Richmond sewer pump.
On Grip, Pneumonia, Sore
Throat, Bronchitis, Sneez
ing, Snuffling, Stuffed Head,
Aching Bones, Lung Trou
bles and Consumption itself,
by a right-away resort to
I t I b ■ I c i i I
at the earliest sign of a cold,
no matter how little it is.
Don't let the small mis
chief grow up.
OZOMULSION will make
your strength greater than
all forces of cold put to
Iβ o«. AM, DIU'CUUSTS. 8 nm.
Fat brown bottle of n«*nh
, making mailed fr P e \d
'y r< rt? O*oniulelun. 548 Pearl St., Now
RESULT IN DEATH
Walter Porter's Nervous System
Wrecked by Death
Special Dispatch to The Call
BRIDGEPORT. Conn., Dec. 9.—Walter
Porter, for years one of the foremost
acrobats of the circus world, died at hie
I home here today as the result of con
stant shocks to his nervous system by
■ the performance of a thrilling acrobatic
! stunt of his own invention. He invented
I the double somersault over a herd of
i elephants and the four high stand with
! himself at the bottom. He organized
! the famous troupe known as the Mcl
i rose brothers, which made two Euro
TIXY TWIVs GIVE FIRE ALARM
PALO ALTO, I>ec. 9. —A disastrous
fire, which broke out in the basement
of Dr. Carl G. Wilsons $15,000 resi
dence, 860 University avenue, this
morning, did damage estimated at
$3,500. The blaze originated in the
furnace room and was discovered by
the 5 year old twins of the physician
who were playing in the lower portion
of the house.
DROPSY LEADS TO SUICIDE
Despondency over hopeless sickness
was found to have been the cause for
the suicide of Patrick C. Cavanagh of
643 Ashbury street, who shot himself
through the head early yesterday morn-
Ing in a saloon he conducted at 129
Montgomery street. Cavanagh left a
note to his wife telling of hie affection
for her and the physical pain he was
suffering from dropsy.
How to Make
Setter Cough Syrup than
You Can Buy
A Family Supply, Savin* 93 aad
A full pint of cough syrup—as much
as you could buy for $2.50 —can easily
be made at home. You will find nothing
that takes hold of an obstinate cough
more quickly, usually ending it ineide of
24 hours. Excellent, too, for croup,
whooping couzh, sore lungs, asthma,
hoarseness ana other throat trouble*.
Mix one pint of granulated sugar "with
% pint of warm water, and etir for 2
minute*. Put 2*£ ounces of Pinex (fifty
centa' worth) in a pint bottle, then add
the Sugar Syrup. It keeps perfectly.
Take a teaspoonful every one, two or.
This is just laxative enough'to help
cure a cough. Also stimulates the appe
tite, -which is usually upeet by * cough.
The taste is pleasant.
The effect of pine and sugar syrup on
the inflamed membranes ia well known.
Pinex is the most valuable concentrated
compound of Norway white pine extract,
rich in guaiacol and ell the natural
healing pine elements. Other prepara
tions will not work in this formula.
Tho Pinex and Sugar Syrup recipe is
now used by thousands of housewives
throughout the United States and Can
ada. The plan has been imitated, but
the old successful formula has never
A guaranty of absolute satisfaction, or
money promptly refunded, goes with this
xecipe. Your drugtnst has Pinex, or will
get it for you. Tf not, send to The
Pinex Co., Ft. Wayne, Ind,
, What Food
shall I give Baby ?
Every mother must sooner or later ask
herself this question, and it is one which
must involve a good deal of anxious
consideration. It may be that on the
advice of friends various foods are tried
to see if baby takes kindly to them.
Now, is it not reasonable to assume that
an infants' food that has been in general
use for upwards of fifty years, and that
has been used, in preference to others, in
most of the Royal Nurseries of Europe,
is likely to prove a suitable diet for the
average infant ? Such a food is Savory
& Moore's, and all mothers who decide in
its favour may be congratulated on the
wisdom of their choice.
Infants reared on Savory ft Moore's
Food are characterised by strong, sturdy
limbs, firm flesh, plenty of bone and mus
cle, easy teething, freedom from infant
ailments, and that happy disposition
which is the surest sign of perfect health.
Ask your Druggist to get you a tin.
MOTHER'S GUIDE FREE
Much useful information on the Feed
ing and Rearing of Infants will be found
in Savory & Moore's booklet, "The
Baby," a copy of which will be mailed
Free, to all applicants by Savory A Moore,
Ltd., Chemists to The King, New Bond
Street, London, England.
Of all DrttggisU and Stores.
I The El Sirod H
full pleasure of |
the best Havana
tobacco minus ?
* the nerve wrack.
tout 51 SCtact
S.BACHMAN & CO.,