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PRESIDENT TELLS j
STORY OF BANK'S
GREAT PROGRESS
Small Amount Invested
When Corporation Was
Founded Grows to Im
mense Proportions
"GOOD MANAGEMENT ,,
ASCRIBED AS CAUSE
Financier Makes Public List
of Staple Securities He
Owns by Himself
the committee a list of his holdings in
the various banks and trust companies
<>f Xew York, Baker eaid he thought
the committee ha<l no more concern
with that than with his tailor's bill,
and that he saw ne reason why one
bank should not control another. After
consulting with his counsel he finally
decided to give the list. He said he
owned 4,600 shares in the National
Bank of Commerce, 1,500 Bankers
Trust, 1,000 Guaranty Trust. 250 Xew
York Trust. 100 Farmers Loan and
Trust and 350 Astor Trust company.
BACKED IP HIS "CHARITIES"
In discussing the purchase of the
stock of the Equitable Assurance so
ciety by Morgan with a contingent in
terest by himself and Stillman, Baker
said:
"Oh, Stillman and I just backed up
Morgan in one of those charitable
things he Is prompted to do."
Untcrmyer elicited that an attempt
now was being made to mutualize the
company and have the policy holders
take over the stock Interest at the
j>riee Morgan paid for it. Baker said
lie did not think the mutualization of
the company would change the man
agement or control and said further
that he never had been aeked to take
over a quarter interest he had agreed
to take.
Untermyer asked about the conduct
of coal roads in which Baker was In
terested, when the law forced them to
dispose of their control of the coal
mines in the anthracite region.
SOLD COAL. TO RAILROADS
"They formed a sales company and
Fold the mines and the companies sold
the coal to the railroads at the minefc , ."
said Bakor. "Just whipped the devil
around the etump?" commented Un
'termyer. ;
"Yes, that Is it."
Baker will resume the stand to
morrow.
Comptroller of the Currency Murray,
it was made known today, will decline
to furnish the house money trust com
mittee, in response to its request, a
list of loans of $1,000,000 or more made
by national banks to any one person
nr any one intere&t unless so directed
by the president.
Tho committee and the house unan
imously directed the speaker today to
certify to the district attorney of the
District of Columbia, the case of
<:oors?e H. Henry, the New York bank
<•". who refused to divulge the names
of national bank officers who profited
by the flotation of California petroleum
Block. The district attorney will be
asked to proceed against Henry for
contempt.
I YESTERDAY'S FIRE RECORD |
Box 671, 3:43-47-f.7 a. m.—Two Ftory
frame building at N. E. corner of How
ard and Embarcadero streets to N. E.
corner of Howard and Stewart streets!
Inclusive; owned by Pope & Talbot.
N. E. corner of Howard and Embar
cadero streets; occupied by Jean Paz
zare and Pete Martinet as San Pedro
hotel; loss considerable.
Ground floor; occupied by Rehmstedt
& Meyer as saloon; loss slight.
196 Embarcadero street; occupied by
A. O. Johnson as cigar store; loss con
siderable.
8 Howard street; occupied by Fer
nandes & Son as barber shop; loss con
siderable.
10 Howard street; occupied by Rig
gers' Protective association; loss con
siderable.
12 Howard street; occupied by Johan
son as ealoon; loss considerable.
N. E. corner of Steuart and Howard
streets; occupied by A. Sieverson a3
saloon; loss considerable.
Two etory frame building at 16« to
196 Embarcadero street, inclusive
owned by Pope & Talbot.
168 Embarcadero street: occupied by
Frank Williams as billiard parlor and
cigars; loss considerable.
166 Embarcadero street; occupied by
Southern club, as card room; loss con
siderable.
172 Embarcadero street; occupied by
Oeorge Rosen aa lodging house; loss
considerable.
174 Embarcadero street; occupied by
J. Brown as pool room; loss consider
able.
176 Embarcadero street; occupied as
billiard parlor; loss considerable.
178 Emba*rcadero street; occupied by
C. Shapiro aa gents" clothing and sec
ond hand goods; loss considerable
182 Embarcadero street; occupied by
Martin & Marks as restaurant; loss
•onsiderable.
184 Embarcadero street; occupied by
Michael Mangaro as saloon; loss con
siderable.
ISB Embarcadero street; occupied by
J. Hendricks as saloon; cigar stand oc
cupied by A. Ursen; loss considerable
156 Embarcadero street; occupied by
Olsen & Anderson as saloon; loss slight
155-151-165 eteuart street; unoccu
pied store.
167 Steuart stret; occupied by Wil
son as pool room; loss slight.
169 Stuart street; unoccupied store
171 Steuart street; occupied by Dun
lap & Folcey; logs slight.
175-77 Steuart stret; occupied by J.
P. Barns, ship caulkers; loss consider
able.
179-Sl-SS-89 Steuart street; unoccu
pied stores; loss to buildings consid
erable.
Cause unknown; fire started In San
Pedro hotel; three men burned to death.
Box i'3-l, X::"l a. m.—Spontaneous
combustion of rubbish in basement at
Harrison street; no loss.
Box IC, 5:54 a. m.— Automobile truck
of Standard Oil company in O'Farrell
•street near Grant avenue; damage
Blight
Box "26, 10:0S a. in.—Roof fire on
three story flat building in Post street
near Baker; damage $500; sparks from
chimney.
Box -I*l, 10;2S p. m.—False alarm.
Kox 3G9, 10:33 p. IB. —Chimney fire in
Danvors street near Corbett avenue; no
Robbed of HIM Belongings
Innocently he was enjoying a cool,
delightful surf plunge, but was witness
to his tioth«?s being stolen. In a barrel
to 69 Stockton street, to dress
«»u the $1 a week credit plan.—Advt.
PASSES WORTHLESS CHECK-Polire Ju<!pe
W. Mer Tfsterdny isMi«vi n warrant for fhe ar
r«->| of A! Arebmnl't-aiJt on a charge »f pa«s
-rorthlPßfl *!0S cherk. TBeo Flmtitand,
6iu UtitreL buUdiug, swore to tlie complaint.
KIDDIES FIGHT WITH SNOW
Many for First Time in Their Lives
Snow fell Iv Kuffioient <jnnntitie* yesterday to acquaint the younger
generation, am represented by the kiddles living near Golden Gate park,
with the delights of a real snowball fight. *
Locally, the heaviest precipitation ivas at Point Conoeecton, while
tee lightest precipitation reported to Professor MeAdle »t the vreather
bureau, on top of the Merchants' Exchange building, was in the Sacra
mento valley.
Mount Tamalpais received live inches of snow. At the summit of the
Sierra there are 25 inches of snow on the ground.
The temperature in this city yesterday ranged from 35 to 40 degrees.
The snow is appreciated by citrus fruit growers all over the state,
for it aids them by permitting the froaen trees to thaw slowly, which will
save the lives of the trees in many instances.
The record of snowfall at San Fraaetoc© follows*
.Tan. 21, 1876—Light snow fell for 10 minutes.
Dec. 31, 188*—Heavy snow fell from lliSO a. m. to 4:20 p. m., 3.5 inches.
Feb. c, ISS3—A few flakes of snow fell during the day.
Feb. 7, ISB4—.Snow fell at interval* during the day, varying from 1 to a
, Inches.
Feb. 5, ISB7—Snow fell during the day; depth at the office, 3.7 inches,
while in the western portion of the d<y It was folly 7 '
Inches deep.
Jan. 4, ISSS—A few flakes of snow fell during the day.
Jan. Iβ, ISBB—A light snrfw fell to the depth of 0.1 inch.
Mar. 2, IBM—A few flakes of snow fell during the day.
Mar. 2, 1806 Snow mixed with rain fell at Intervals during the day.
Mar. 8, 189e—Heavy aaow fell during the night; depth at office at S a. m.,
1 Inch.
Feb. S, 19O3— Snow and rale fell; large flakes from 11116 to lls2O a. m.
Feh. Zβ, 1911—A few flakes of snow fell during the day.
Feb. 37, 1911—A few flakes of snow fell during the dny.
Jan. 9, 1913—Few flakes fell in the morning.
High Sierras Covered by
Snowy Robe of Alabaster
ceding tonight. A large area. Includ
ing a number of streets in the business
district, suffered inundation and the
lose is heavy. Hundreds of homes in
the lowlands are flooded and scores of
manufacturing plants are idle, affect
ing: over 5,000 workmen.
More Snow Predicted
SEATTLE, Jan. 9. —Although the sun
shone for a few moments In Seattle
today and not much rain fell, the
weather bureau says there Iβ nothing
in eight but more enow in the moun-.
tains and rain along the coast. The
Milwaukee and Northern Pacific rail
ways kept their tracks open, although
more snow fell today, A number of
the laborers in the Northern Pacific on
the east slope refused to go to work
today and a report was current that a
movement was on foot to call a strike
of all the men now struggling with the
snow. The Great Northern suffered
another snowslide at Tye, near the
west portal of the long tunnel, today,
and the reopening of the road has been
postponed.
Winds Off Oregon Coast
PORTLAND. Jan. 9.—Terrific winds,
accompanied by heavy rains and sleet,
have swept the Oregon coast, causing
considerable damage on land, and cre
ating a dangerous condition at sea.
The steam schooner Westerner, bound
from Rainier, Ore., to San Francisco,
met with a mishap this afternoon as
It was crossing out. A big sea broke
over the vessel, sweeping away a por
tion of its deckload of lumber. For
a time it was thought Its position was
serious, but it managed to free It
self from the floating timbers and re
turned to Astoria late this afternoon
Snowballs in Richmond
RICHMOND, Jan. 9.—Richmond was
visited today by a storm which started
early this morning and continued un
til shortly after noon, during the course
of which about two inches of snow
fell. It was the first of its kind to visit
the territory covered by this city in 32
years, according to pioneer settlers.
Throughout its progress men, women
and children participated in strenuous
snowball fights.
The snow fall was heaviest at San
Pablo to the north of this city and
the San Pablo or Sobrante hills to the
east.
Tonneau Filled With Snow
BERKELEY, Jan. 9.—Snow mantled
the Berkeley hills this morninjr for th e
first time in several years. Grizafly
peak, back of the University of Cali
fornia, was well covered, and the
of Cragrmont and Northbrae suggested
the snowy peaks of poesy. Some of
the snow got down town, but it was
brought here and did not come natur
ally. Business men went into the
Northbrae hills, returning with a snow
Image, which they set up at the corner
of Shattuck avenue and Addison street.
They brought aleo a tonneau filled with
snow, with which they pelted pass
ersby.
Four Inches at Woodland
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WOODLAND, Jan. 9.—For the storm
beginning at 8:30 Wednesday and end-
Ing at 11:30 this morning there has
fallen four inches of snow, amounting
to a rainfall of .20 of an inch. The
barometer this evening reads 29 de
grees above. The total rainfall at the
same time last year there had been
but 1.43. Farmers throughout Yolo
county are in good hureor. No serious
damage resulted to the fruit from the
cold snap.
Helps Citrus Growers
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9.—Rain, which
bepan near midnight and probably will
continue, screatly benefited today th*
citrus fruit growers, whose oranges
and lemons suffered in the recent cold
snap. Nearly three-tenths of an inch
fell in the immediate vicinity of Los
Angeles. Santa Barbara received
slightly more and other points slightly
"loss. Citrus experts said that the rain,
coming directly, on the heels of the
freeze, made conditions ideal for the
effort to save that part of the crop only
slightly nipped by the frost.
Warm at San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9.—Beginning at 7
o'clock this morning a steady, warm
rain Is falling and the forecast Issued
from the local station of the United
States weather bureau is for more rain
tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures
everywhere in San Diego county are
normal.
Orchards All Safe
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
MARTINEZ, Jan. 9.—Snow fell here
this morning to a depth of more than
three inches, the storm, which started
about 3 o'clock, continuing up to
noon. No damage was done to any
of the orchard and field cropt, and
only a few of the bands of stock pas
tured in the Tassajara and San Ramon
vall«y« suffered to any extent from the
cold. Martinez and central Contra
Costa county appeared to be the storm
c«nter.
Storm Ends at Willows
(Special Pispateh to Tfit Colli
WOODLAND, Jan. 9.—No rain or
snow frli hero today. For the etorm
beginning Tuesday evening , and ending
Wednesday night, the rainfall was two
and a half inches. It is estimated that
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2913.
Continued from Page 1
there was six and a half inches of
snow.
Sleighing at Oroville
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 9.—The enow
storm that began yesterday over north
ern California continued intermittently
early today, with extreme cold re
ported from the mountain sections. For
the first time in history the Truckee
river is frozen over. The thermometer
at Gait, Sacramento county, reached a
I new low mark, 18 degrees above aero.
At Gridley, Butte county, the schools
were dismissed yesterday to allow the
children the novelty of playing in the
snow. There is six inches of snow
on the ground at Oroville and sleigh
ing Is being indulged in.
Raining at San Jose
SAX JOSE, Jan. 9.—The mountain
range is covered with snow this morn
ing down to the valley line, and the
summit of the western range also is
I white. Light rain is falling.
Vallejo Gets Its. Share
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VALLEJO. Jan. 9.—Vallejo was
treated to its first snowstorm today
since ISBS. Snow fell here throughout
the morning hours, and on account of
the fact the schools were closed and
hundreds of the Mare island employes
remained away from work and partici
pated in the snowballing which was
held in the business section of town.
Gales on Alaskan Coast
SEATTLE, Jan. 9.—Cable advices re
ceived from Ketchlkan, Alaska, tell of
damage done in that vicinity by the
furious storm along the southeastern
Alaskan coast. At Fish Egg cannery
buildings were wrecked and James
Connors, a well known Alaskan, was
killed by a tree blown down by the
wind. Many trees on the mountain
sides were leveled by the gale. The
steamship Dolphin, on its way from
Seattle to Skagway, reported the worst
storm of the winter on Queen Charlotte
sound.
Seven Hours' Downfall
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SAN RAFAEL, Jan. 9.—The snow be- i
gan to fall at 1 o'clock this morning
and continued until 8 o'clock. Over the
hills that surround the town the depth
was four inches. In San Anselmo,
Kentfield, Larkspur and Corte Madera
the snowfall was heavier, and in Mill
Valley there was a six inch fait.
There was a futile attempt by the
teachers to urge the pupils into the
school building. The persuasive ar
gument of the teachers was unavailing
again the young enemy, and the young
stere were turned loose. The damage
to crops throughout the county is said
to be small. In Ross and Larkspur a
few small fruit trees are said to have
been slightly harmed by the weight
of the snow on the branches.
No Damage to Fruit
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 9.—Fruit ex
perts say the storm has done no dam
age to the citrus fruit industry of
northern California. The orange crop
has been shipped from Oroville, Orange
vale, Fair Oaks and Citrus Heights.
The snow, followed by rain, is declared
to have been a benefit instead of an in-
Jury to the trees.
WILSON TALKS OF PLANS
WITH DEMOCRAT CHIEFS
TREXTON, N. J., Jan. 9.—President
elect Wilson continued tortay his con
ferences with democratic leaders. Hβ
talked with Senators OGorman of JJew
York and Culberson of Texas, follow
ing, as he expressed it, hie usual course
of inquiry as to the most advisable
subjects to take up in the extra ses
elon of congress and obtaining the per
sonal views of his callers as to certain
cabinet possibilities.
"We discussed the special session
what should be done and how little
should be attempted, -, explained the
governor.
Wilson pointed out, incidentally,
while he was seeking to consult as
many of his frienda as possible, the
fact that some of his intimate advisers
during the campaign had not yet ap
peared at the state house should not
bo construed as a disinclination on his
part to consult them,
"As a matter of fact," he declared,
"some of rfty friends are catching up
only now with personal business
neglected in tha campaign, and really
aro too busy to come."
The governor reviewed with Chan
celor Walker and Judge Van Syckel.
the corporation laws they have drafted
for introduction in the coming session
of the state legislature.
Tne*e bills, the governor said, will
have the effect of increasing the num
ber of offenses designated as "misde
meanors and will prohibit as far as
possible the formation of holding eom
paries.
Wilson will stay in Princeton tomor
row until 5:47 p. m., when ho will de
part for Chicago, arriving Saturday for
I the banquet that night of the Com
-1 mereial club.

MOTHER PUTS END
TO SON'S ROMANCE
Dream of Honeymoon Dis
pelled by Order to Arrest
Noel E. Mather
Signs Parent's Name to
Check to Obtain Funds
to Elope
With buoyant hearts two youthful
elopers from Los Angeles leaned over
the rail of the steamer Beaver as it was
docking yesterday afternoon, and in
soft tones were cooing how they would
hurry and get a license and be married
before nightfall. Ten minutes later,
just after they had stepped to the
wharf from the garTgplank, they were
separated—the natty young fiance mov
ing off between the stalwart forms of
two detectives, while the attractive
young fiancee's dark eyes swelled with
tears as Hhe sat sobbing «ta their va
lises on the wharf.
Noel E. Mather, 22 years of age and
son of a wealthy Los Angeles widow,
is the young man who is held in the
city prison to be returned to Los Ange
les to face charges of passing a bad
check. The young woman is Miss Mad
elalne Turner, to gain whose life's com
panionship Mather signed his mother's
name to a check for $150, to oay the
expenses of an elopement and honey
moon.
Young Mather, formerly of Montrose.
Colo., is well known In Los Angeles,
having been the chief figure in a similar
romantic escapade a year ago. He Is
the assistant manager of the Eucalyp
tus Portieres company of Los Angeles,
of which his mother is president and
manager.
MOTHER BALKS MARRIAGE!
It is a case of a mother unwilling
to permit her eon to marry until he
reaches an age in her opinion more
suitable. According to Mather, he tried
to gain the consent of hie mother, but
she refused, asking* him to wait several
years.
Desperately in love, and believing
that if he eloped and married his sweet
heart he would be forgiven,
Mather decided to steal away secretly
with Miss Turner and return in a few
weeks with her as his wife.
Hβ had no funds of his own, so upon J
last Tuesday he made out a check In
the name of the Eucalyptus Portieres
company and signed hie mother's name.
It was a check for $150, %nd hie plans
were a trip to San Francisco, where
the wedding: was to have taken place,
and a couple of weeks' honeymoon here.
The couple embarked on the Beaver
Wednesday morning: and Mather's
mother did not learn of their de
parture until the following: day. Early
this morrhng a dispatch was received
by, the police department here request
ing that the elopers he intercepted
when the steamer docked, and young
Mather held as a fugitive from Ju*
tlre until the arrival of a Los Angeles
detective to take him south to answer
the charge of passing a bad check.
Detectives Tom Conlon and James
Mackey made the arrest at pier 40
when the Beaver docked.
PUTS BLAME OX PARENT
"It's only a caee of mother trying
to prevent our marriage," eaid Mather
yesterday afternoon. "We didn't tell
her we were going and I guess she
decided the beet way to stop us was
to have me arrested. It is a usual cus
tom for me to sign checks the way I
signed that last one. and I expect a
telegram any hour from her explaining
it all.
"She has no objections to our mar
riage, except that I am too young.
Miss Turner and 1 have sweet
hearts for seven years. lam sorry for
the girl, but we will get married yet."
Mather declined to dlscuee the inter
rupted elopement which he figured In
two years ago, except to say that he
had taken a suddeif fancy to a girl,
started to run away to get married,
but.that his vigilant mother stepped
in just in time to stop the ceremony.
Miss Turner is stopping at the Yon
Dora hotel and declined yesterday to
discuss the blighted elopement.
Not Her Son, Says Mrs. Mather
(By Federal Wireleeei
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9.—Noel E.
Mather, flashily dressed and manifestly
fond of the fair sex, cashed a qheck
for $150 at the Los Angeles Trust and
Savings bank signed Eucalyptus Por
tier company. Hie mother is the owner
of the business and refused to make
the check good, and the bank caused
his arrest in Ran P"rancisco. The
mother asserts that the check Is a
forgery and stoutly maintains that the
young man arrested is not her son.
The young woman, Madelaine Turner,
seems a mystery. Mrs. Mather eald
her son had been engaged to half a
dozen young women, but that she
knew nothing about Miss Turner. De
tective Ingman departed tonight for
San Francisco to bring the young man
south.
POLICE HOPE FOR ONE
CONVICTION IN SIXTEEN
Out of the 16 poolroom raeee result
ing from the raid of last Saturday, the
police believe they can obtain one con
viction and a holding to the superior
court on a charge of violating th* Otis-
Walker gambling act. Henry Gar
dener, keeper of a place in Ellis street
between Fillmore and Stelner, will ap
pear before Police JudgeShortall Tues
day.
Disguised as a xnotorman, Edward
Birdsall, a temporary employe of the
police department, went into Garden
er's place Saturday and succeeded in
placing a bet on the races at Juares.
Captain of Police Duke requested a
continuance before Shortall and the re
quest was granted.
Chief of Police White discussed the
system by which the poolrooms secure
a telephone and telegraph service of
the results at Juarez. He declared that
Corbett and Jensen served the pool
rooms six months ago, but did not know
if they did so at present.
The poolrooms ar« not running, inas
much as the Jaurez track has been
closed down since Saturday on account
of the cold weather and snowstorms
prevailing in Mexico. White declared
that Detective Joseph Redmond would
continue to raid the gambling places if
they reopened when the racetrack is
opened again.
MME. DE PASQUALI HERE
Madame Bernice de Pasquali, the col
oratura soprano of the New York Met
ropolitan opera company, who, recently
sang to'all San Francisco at The Call's
outdoor Christmas eve festival "The
Burning of the Hammer of Knockery,"
returned to San Francisco last night
after a visit to Seattle, where she was
welcomed at a number of concerts.
Madame Pasquali will give one more
concert in Sun Francisco before going
east. This will be January 14 in the
colonial ballroom of the St. Francis
hotel.
After this concert the diva will go to
Denver, sing one evening and then an
to New York for a full two months <at
i the Metropolitan opera house -
Gave Life to His Work
Priest's Noble Cause
Father Phillips, by All
Mourned, Will Be t
Buried Saturday
SAN RAFAEL, Jan. 9.—The funeral
of Rev. Thomas Phillips, rector of St.
Raphael's church, who died at St Mary's
hospital in San Francisco last night,
will be held from the church here at
10:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
News of the death of Father Phillips
f»me as a shock to all his friends.
He had been Identified with church
work here for 14 years.
The clergyman was well known In
San Francisco, having: been a classmate
and lifetime friend of Rev. D. O. Crow
ley,»Rev. Terence Caraher and Fathers
Sullivan, O'Connell and Casey, alt prom
inent in Cathollo work.
Father Phillips was born in Coleman,
Ireland, 65 years and was educated
at Al! Hallows , college, Dublin. In IST2,
he came to San Francisco, and was
chosen pastor of St. Francis , church.
I>ater he occupied pulpits In Berkeley,
Tuolumne and Sulsun.
In his lllnees of three weeks at the
hospital. Father Phillips received scores
of letters from the Inmates of San
Quentin prison, among? whom he had
worked since hie call to this city.
The funeral service will consist of a
solemn requiem high mace, which will
be attended by Archbishop Riordan and
many priests in the diocese. Interment
will be in Holy Cross cemetery.
MANY OFFICERS
TO BE ADVANCED
At the Presidio morning
next a board of officers consisting of
Lieutenant Colonel James M. Arra
smith, Sixth infantry; Major W. C.
Bennett, Sixteenth infantry; Major J.
L. Hines, Sixth infantry; Major Roger
Brooke, medical corps, and Captain
Lucius L. Hopwood, medical corps, will
meet for the examination for promo
tion of the following officers: Captain
William H. Simona, Sixth infantry;
First Lieutenant Frank H. Adams,
Twelfth infantry. Fort McDowell; First
Lieutenant Charles R. W. Morison. Six
teenth infantry, and Second Lieutenant
John W. Simons Jr., Sixth infantry.
Colonel James S. Rogers, who has re
cently taken his test ride at the Pre
sidio, has been assigned to temporary
duty at division headquarters until his
departure for the Hawaiian islands,
where he goes to join the First in
fantry.
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Sage,
Thirtieth infantry, has been granted
leave of absence for 15 days.
A board of medical officers has been
appointed to meet at VaTicouver bar
raoks. Washington, for the preliminary
examination of applicants for appoint
ment to the medical corps. The detail
is Major Jere B. Clayton, Captain Her
bert C. Gibner and Captain Mathew A.
Reasoner.
Major Robert M. Thornberg, medical
corps, Letterman general hospital,
under orders to proceed to the Phil
ippines, has been granted two months'
leave of absence, effective February 1.
Captain Paul L. Freeman, medical
corps, has been ordered relieved from
duty in the Philippines and detailed in
the army transport service, with sta
tion at San Francisco.
* * *
Captain Theophllus B. Steele, coast
artillery corps, has been ordered to re
port to the president of a retiring
board at Governor's island, New York,
for examination. *
Lieutenant R. X. Bodine, coast artil
lery corps, has arrived and reported for
duty with the Twenty-ninth company
at Fort Wlnfield Scott.
Lieutenant Alvin B. Barber, engi
neers'corps, in addition** to his other
duties has been assigned to duty as
assistant to the chief engineer officer
of the division.
The following officers are designated
for the annual inspection of the
specified arms of the organized militia
in California and Idaho during 1913:
State headquarters, state arsenal and infantry
—Captain Franfc S. Bowen, infantry, Sau Fran
cifco. c«I.
Field artillery—Captain Joseph F. Barnes, field
artillery, Oakland Cal.
Cavalry—Firet Lieutenant Albert B. Dockery,
Fifth cavalry. San Francisco, Cal.
Coast artillery eorp* —Captain Henry R. Casey,
coaet artillery corps. San Francisco, Cal., and
First Lieutenant Maurice B. Wlllett, coaet ar
tillery corps. Fort Roeecrane. Cal.
State headquarters, statn arsenal and infantry
—First Lieutenant Augustus F. Dannemiller, ln
lantry. Boise. Idaho.
Sanitary troops—The surgeon, Boise barracks,
Idaho.
NO TRUNK, NO TRIP
SAYS PRETTY MAID
It was not because she was late that
Mis* Maud Kennedy, a pretty girl
from Kansas City, missed the liner
Siberia yesterday. Miss Kennedy had
her passage booked for Honolulu,
whither she was bound. It Is under
stood, to become the wife of a promi
nent young business man of the Island
port.
Miss Kennedy reached the pier In
plenty of time, but the express com
pany to which she had intrusted her
baggage dallied until the last minute. I
And even then she might have caught
the boat if she hadn't discovered a
hole in her stocking.
She would not go wltho\it her trunk.
She waited. She caw the gangplank
hauled ashore. She heard the goodby
whistle blow. Then she saw her trunk
jerked from a wagon and hoisted
aboard the moving ship. She laughed
and she cried. Then she cried some
more. She ran up and down waving
her hands. Those who saw her thought
■he was grieving for some departing
friend. She walked up the pier, and
it was not until she made inquiries as
to how she could get her trunk back
that the fact she was a passenger was
discovered.
"What shall I do" ""''hat shall I do?"
she cried.
"You don't have to do anything but
cheer up." said Superintendent Wil
liam Chisholm. "There's a tug at the
end of the pier and we'll put you
aboard in a jiffy." •
"And how will I get from the tug to
the ship?" ehe inquired.
"There's a good ladder on the *ug,"
said • Chisholm; '"you can make it
easily."
Anil so she could, and so, perhaps,
she would, but Just then she remem
bered that in stepping out of the taxi
she had ripped hei- stocking. She de
clined the offer of the tug and returned
to the Hotel Stewart.
Rev. Father Thomas Phillips, rvhose
funeral will be held Saturday.
CITRUS FRUIT GROWERS
ASK FOR LOWER RATES
Railroad. Officials Doubtful,
But Say They Will Make
Attempt to Help
LOS AXGELKS. Jan. 9.—At a confer
ence today between representatives of
the citrus fruit growers of southern
California and the transcontinental
railroads entering Los Angeles, the for
mer asked for a special 30 day rate on
oranges and lemons destined to eastern
markets.
The special rate is desired so that the
growers may rush the fruit affected by
the recent cold wave to the east at the
rate of 125 carloads daily. As there is
no way of determining: the extent of J
the damage done to the fruit, all of the I
shipments will be merely labeled as
"California oranges" and sold for what
ever price may be obtained.
The railroad representatives, while
expressing a desire to aid the growers,
were doubtful if they could secure the
50 per cent reduction requested. An
other conference will be held tomor- |
row afternoon, at which time it is ex- i
pected that definite word will have
been received from the eastern rail
roads and the interstate commerce '
commission, the sanction of which body J
must bo obtained.
Orange growers declared today that
there was more uncertainty than ever
regarding the damage done by the cold
spell since rain began falling through
out the citrus belt. It Is believed that
the rain has done a great amount of
good and that a much larger percent
age of the citrus crop than first esti
mated will be saved, but citrus experts
declare It may be three weeks before
the extent of the loss will be deter
mined definitely.
Must Have Good Light for Studying
A poor light strains the eyes, and the injurious effects may
last for life. An oil lamp is best The light from the Rayo
Lamp is soft and mellow. You can read or work under it
for hours without hurting your eyes.
The RAYO ie constructed scientifically. It 1* the
be»t lamp mad*—yet inexpen»ive and economic* 1.
The rV M Lumn made of eolld br «« — nickel plated.
f\JW/tf% J-»c**iip, Lighted without removing chimney or
•*> %%AflT \J shade. Easy to clean and rewick. Made in various
styles and for all purposes.
Dtalirt K»*r*mkmrm
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
• CC**f©arf*> *
461 Market Street. 0 . Su Fr«Mk*>
After the clay's work what is more
refreshing than a cup of Tea?
Be sure it's
UPTOJTSTEA (
Sold in 1 lb., % lb., lb. airtight tins only
NEW ORLEANS TO !
FORGET RIVALRY '
AND BOOST FAIR
Louisiana Delegation Prom
ises Rodenburg Aid in
$2,000,000 Bill for Gov
ernment Display
Continued From V*k* *
regarding space, location and the
awards of premiums, and may re
quire such provision to be made by
the difectors of the said exposition
as the said'commission shall deem
reasonable for the entertainment
and comfort of the representatives
of foreign governments who shall
visit the exposition in compliance
with the invitation extended by the
authority of the president of the
United States.
Sec. 7. That the commissioners
appointed by the president under
authority of this act shall receive
$7,500 each per annum and their
actual and necessary expenses, in
cluding traveling expenses, the
tame to be paid by the Panama-
Paciflc International Exposition
com pan j*.
Sec. B*. That nothing in this act
shall be construed as binding
the United States government to
extend any pecuniary aid or as
sistance, either as a loan, donation,
or otherwise, to said Panama-Pa
cific International exposition, either
before or after the termination of
said exposition.
ORST FAIR BOND
, * INSTALLMENT TODAY
The first Installment, $537,074, on
municipal bonds sold by the city and
i county for exposition purposes will toe
i paid over to the treasury of the Panama-
I Pacific International exposition today.
i May 6 the board of supervisors adopted
I an ordinance for the Issue of $5,000,000
lof 6 per cent Panama-Pacific Interna
tional exposition bonds. Of this amount
$1,000,000 was sold to N. W. Halsey &
Co. at a premium of $37,074. An ar
rangement then was made that the In
terest payments were not to commence
until the delivery of tne bonds. The
exposition sacrificed $10,000 In interest
to save the tax payer from paying th o
interest charged, which would have
amounted to nearly $25,000, from period
of time of sale to the present time.
TAKE CASK AND PISTOL—*. Karachi. 171
South park, proprietor of a lodging house. wa«
hPld up and robbed Iv the place at 4 o'clock
yesu-rda? by two men who wore black roask*.
They tobk Kurachl's reTolrer from a bureai
drawer an<! $14 In eaata and escaped.
# SEASON'S
END SALE
It Is Different From Others
Because Oiy*
REDUCTIONS ARE
BONA FIDE and
Save You
From 15 to 20%
On Your
Made to Order
Suit and Overcoat
Our Usual High-Class Work
manship by Skilled Union
Tailors in Our Own Shop
Open Saturday Evening
Till 10 O'Clock
KELLEHER & BROWNE
THE IRISH TAILORS
716 MARKET STREET,
Stunning: Through to Geary

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