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VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 46.
OVER ON STAND
GALLS ELK HILL
OIL FIND A FROST
General Petroleum Manager
Says Firm Abandoned
Field After Exten
ADMITS 400 BARREL
FLOW IS ON LAND
Testimony in Southern Pa
cific Suit Confirms Merger
of Union Concern
Whether B. T. Dyer, who has juris
diction over the field management of
the General Petroleum company, the
corporation that is supposed to have
recently obtained control of the Cnion
Oil company, knows anything about
the "S7 dry wells" in certain sections
of the Elk Hill oil district was the
question before the United Statps ex
aminer in the suit of the government
against the Southern Paciflc company
at yesterdays hearing of the case.
Mr. Dyer was the first witness at
the afternoon session after Charles P..
Thompson had been on the stand in
the morning and explained nothing in
particular except that he had been
"hounded" by Southern Pacific de-.
Mr. Dyer testified for the railroad,
showing there was over $400,000 in
vested in the "$15,000,000" oil fields
that the government asserts were en
tered by the railroad as nonmineral
producing lands and that there was
not any sign of oil and the property
was virtually abandoned.
OIL MERGER CONFIRMED
Questioned by Willis N. Mills, special
prosecutor for the government, Mr.
Dyer later admitted that he knew lit
tle of his own knowledge concerning
There was a truce between the at
torneys and only the "retort courteous"
was indulged in except in isolated in
cidences. There was no particplar point
gained, apparently, by either the gov
ernment or the railroad. There was
promise of big things to come, but the
big things were only shadows at the
One thing Mr. Dyer brought out defi
nitely was that the Union Oil company
has passed into the hands of the cor
poration known as the General Pe
troleum company. The witness had
been field manager ever sinec the con
solidation. He said that his company
had put up derricks and had tested
land in the Elk Hill section with small
result; Balfour. Guthrie & Co. had made
experiments in the same field and had
failed to develop anything, and he had
recommended that the Esperanza com
pany, one of the concerns he repre
sented, abandon its properties.
ADVISES AGAINST INVESTMENT
"Why did you abandon the ground?"
asked Mr. Mills.
'Because neither we nor our neigh
bors could make any progress with it,"
said the witness.
"Would you advise any one to invest
money there?" aaked Attorney Charles
Lewers, representing the Southern Pa
Mr. Mills objected to the question as
"Answer my question," persisted Mr.
"No. I would not want any of my
people to invest money there," was
the witness* answer.
Questions were then put by the gov
ernment relative to the ability of an
expert geologist to determine the pres
ence of oil In soil. There was much dis
cussion concerning the depth of wells
and the nature of surface indications of
oil. Mr. Mills asked Mr. Dyer if he
thought that a geologist might not
f-ometiraes make a mistake, and the
witness replied that he believed that a
geologist was not infallible, but that
his opinion was usually accepted in a!
general sort of way by oil men.
HEARD OF 400 BARREL WELL
Mr. Mills then subjected the witness
to a searching examination and devel
oped that, while Dyer had a general
knowledge of the properties in ques
tion, he had not gone minutely into the
details of the sections of land under
"Haven't you heard that there was a
well bearing 400 barrels of oil a day on
one of the sections, the property of the
Associated Oil company?" asked Mr
"I have heard something about It,"
replied the witness.
"Then what you k_ow of this case
has not been based on seeing actual
work?" asked Mr. Mills,
•I can not say," replied Dyer.
Mr. Dyer then was questioned as to
whether he was not an expert of pipe
lines and not an oil land expert. He
was sure that any one who knew any
thing about pipe lines would have
equal knowledge of oil lands, as each
was necessary to the other.
During tne morning session Mr.
Thompson went into particulars re
garding detectives and their methods,
and was told by Attorney Lewers that
he "probably imagined that every man
he saw was a detective."
Thompson proved a careful witness
«.nd to many questions positively re
The effort of the railroad attorney
seemed to be toward proving that the
government's main witness, Thomas J.
."-riffin, had made certain disclosures to
Mrs. Thompson that made It possible
for the woman to be in a position to
go to either side in the case and de
mand a hearing. The company un
doubtedly desires to shake faith in the
Griffin testimony and to do so through
It was brought out that Harry Wil
son, or Gray, who had figured in land
cases in Nevada and had been dis
charged by the United State*? authori
ties, had been the Southern Pacific de
tective that Mrs. Thompson said was
SURE OF 50 DETECTIVES
Attorney Lewers tried to show that
only one detective had been detailed to
watch the Thompsons, and Thompson,
on the other hand, strenuously declared
that Wilson had told him that at least
50 men were on his' and other gov
ernment witnesses* trails.
During the examination Mr. Mills
made an indirect statement, In the form
of a query to Mr. Thompson, that the
Associated Oil company had been try
ing to obtain control of many sections
of land interspersed with the sections
that are now the bone of contention
in the Elk Hill cases.
The examination will be resumed at
10 a. m. today,
Eight Men in the Race
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Who'll Be Elected?
Raymond Poincaire, premier, n>ho may be selected to succeed M. Fallieres
as president of Third republic
French Republic About to Make a
Choice for Executive Head
PARIS, Jan. 14.—Paul Deschanel,
who was re-elected today president of
the chamber of deputies, declared him
self tonight as a candidate for the
presidency of the republic. The other
candidates who have been announced
formally are Premier Raymond Poin
care and former Premier Felix Ribot,
while Jules Pams, minister of agri
culture; Antonio Duboist. who was re
elected today, of the senate; Jean Du
puy, minister of public works, and
Theophile Defcasse, minister of marine,
unofficially are in the running.
There is some talk now that Leon
Bourgeois may be induced at the last
moment as a compromise candidate, if
only to serve several months, until the
European crisis is ended.
As if seeking to answer the critics
who have been accusing him of reac
tionary tendencies. M. Deschanel, In his
inaugural address, in which he lauded
the achievements of the parliament in
the last thjee years, urged Frenchmen
to go on improving the parliamentry
system, but to be careful not to de
molish it, for, he said, personal power
has cost France too dearly in the past.
This allusion tx> the monarchy and
the empire brought Deputy Delahaye.
a conservative, to his feet, shouting
"not so dearly as the republic."
A tumult broke out in the chamber.
i but M. Deschanel raised his voice
above the din, saying: "Yes, it has cost
us too dearly ever to tempt us to be
gin over again."
Great applause from the benches of
the majority greeted this remark.
After declaring that France's work
in behalf of social justice, the amelio
ration of the condition of the poor,
old age pensions. Improvements for
miners, farmers and the laboring
classes generally will remain an im
perishable honor to the third republic,
M. Deschanel dwelt upon the external >
political situation and expressed the
belief that the world can reasonably
hope that the Balkan crisis will not
drag the powers into a conflict Which \
< I.EMEN* EAI PROTESTS
Another feature of the day was the
animated conversation in the lobby of
the senate between P*remier Poincare,
M. Briand, the minister of justice,
and former Premier Clemenceau. It is
understood that M. Clemenceau re
proached the ministers for the recent
attitude of the cabinet with respect to
the reinstatement of Dv "?aty de Clam,
and declared openly that he intended
to vote for M. Dubost.
Louis Passy voiced in the chamber
today the evident trend of public opin
The Real Cause of
Most Bad Complexions
(From Family Physician)
It is a stern fact that no truly
beautiful complexion ever came out of
jars or bottles, end the longer one uses
cosmetics the worse the complexion be
comes. Skin, to be healthy, must
breathe. It also must expel, through
the pores, its share of the body's effete
material. Creams and powders clog
the pores, interfering both with elimi
nation and breathing. If more women
understood this, there would be fewer
self-ruined complexions. If they would
use ordinary mercollsed wax, in
stead of cosmetics, they would have
natural, healthy complexions. This re
markable substance actually absorb* a
bad skin, also unclogglng the pores.
Result: The fresher, younger under
skin Is permitted to breathe and to
show itself. An exqujsite new com
plexion gradually peeps out, one free
from any appearance of artificiality.
Get an ounce of mercolized wax at your
druggist's and try it. Apply nightly,
like i old 'ream, for a" week or so,
washing it off mornings.
To eradicate wrinkles, here's a mar*
velously effective treatment which also
acts naturally and harmlessly: Dis
solve .1 oz. powdered saxolite tn y_ pt.
witch hazel and use as a wash lotion.
ion in favor of the full exercise by -
the president of the prerogatives ,
allowed by the constitution which in
the last has been frowned on by prece- i
dent. He suggested that he pres
ident should send messages to the par
liament and in other ways take an ac
tive part in governing the nation.
The parties and group making up
the republican majority in the cham
ber and senate will caucus tomorrow to
decide on a candidate to support in the
Versailles congress to be held Friday.
Favors Strong Man
PARIS, Jan. 14.—A striking appeal
for the election of a president of the
P'rench republic who will truly repre
sent the greatness of France and not
the interests of a party or a group of
politicians was made today by Louis
Passy, the father of the chamber of
M. Pasgy, who is 83 years old and has
sat as a conservative or monarchist
member of the chamber ever since the
foundation of the republic, declares
that the time has arrived when the
president of the French republic should
be more than a magistrate presiding at
public ceremonies. The president of
the future, he says, should exercise a
real influence and make his voice heard
by sending messages to parliament on
matters of great public moment. This,
he continues, the French constitution
permits, as well as it permits of the
president being a permanent and vigi
lant guardian of the interests and
honor of France.
M. Passy urges the president of the
republic to surround himself with true
patriots and not politicians. He de
clares that electoral reform measures
should be adopted speedily, not as a
revolution against the existing parlia
mentary system, but as an evolution
"Geo. Haas & Sons are the leading
Candy Ones." Four stores — Phelan
building, Fillmore and Ellis streets,
Polk and Sutter streets and 28 Market
street near ferry.—Advt.
A Opposite Ik
H to I fcj
THE M CALL
ON PAYING BASIS
With But Ten Cars and No
Outlet to Ferry Surplus
Is $33 Per Day
New Equipment and Exten
sions Promise Good Re
turns in Future
Operating with but 10 cars and han
dicapped by the fact that it does not
extend to the ferry or ocean beach,
the Geary street municipal railway is
nevertheless making a slight surplus
over all operating expenses and inter
est on bonds.
From December 28. when the road
began operation, to" Monday night the
total receipts were $10,460. The aver
age daily receipts were $617. Against
this is an approximate daily expense
for salaries, power and all other oper
ating costs of approximately $350, and
$234 a day interest on $1,900,000 ""out
standing bonds, or a total daily ex
pense of $554. The average receipts
being $617, this l«aves a surplus of $3is
VERY GOOD BEGIXM\G
Considering that the total equip
ment of the road will be 43 cars and
that it will extend from the ferry to
the ocean beach instead of from Kearny
street to Thirty-third avenue, the boaru
of works commissioners and Superin
tendent Thomas A. Cashin feel that a
gov>d beginning has been made. The
remaining 33 cars are in course of
construction in the shops of the Union
Iron works and the W. L. Holman com
pany. _3 in the former and 10 in the
latter. All should be completed by
Cashin expects the Holman company
to deliver two cars Friday night and
another two by the middle of next
week. This will give him a total
equipment of 14.
By February v the pending agree-I
ment between the city and the L'nitea I
Railroads should go into effect, provid- |
ing for the operation of the city road
to the ferry and exchange of trans
fers at Divisadero, Fillmore, Larkin
and Kearnv street.*-. The western ex
tension will then be built.
DAILY RECEIPTS FROM LINE
Receipts of the road thus far have
been as follows:
Hrrf.mr.er 28 ..'. _-_. T _
TWeuiber 29 ...'."" A™ An
December 30 -!_ '■__
Deeeabtc *l ...X...1.**. u_\_\
Jssmsry I "" ESS
January' 2 "g"„5
January 8 5. _\
January 4 J)? 1 . __]
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January 6 i_\_i
January 7 '" 502*05
j»"«*"-y * : ;:;• iS-S
January si I-cjV
January Id ]'" -A-'.'.
January 11 '. sc-T-
January 12 -"r*a'« >
Jaauar> 13... ..', '.*/.''."..'. '.A.'.!'.'.'..!. S&.„
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Ladies' Home Patterns 0 CONNOR MOFFRTT & CO. Children's Dept Third Floor
fW CLEARANCE SALE mm
Infants' and Children's Dept., 3d Floor 58 S \
This is by far the greatest bargain event of the entire year in /f\d
undergarments for children from 2to 16 years. Because of the mf M \
rainy and uncertain weather during the first two days of this m | |' : ,'V\if '_jjfm\} \\
sale many of our customers were unable to secure the very desir- m j ff—-^M
able bargains offered. It has been decided, therefore, to con- li \ \m\\ Yjj '\llw
tinue the sale during the entire week. There is a fine special /§ ji 1 \ .IJr f/ff|
purchase of new goods, two splendid sample lines and reductions Jjfbjt . llvr
on all broken lines from our regular stock. Every garment listed -^^^T^^W! i c_^ I &|ja^«
below is of good, serviceable material, well made and daintily f m |\
Pretty Underwear for Girls horn
2 to 16 Years at Very Low Prices *Wfß§
_f ft if A m w% 9 *< nsiiif/is.- Embroidery Trimmed Gowns, high or low neck, 10 to 16 years,
cfiffufcf] s urawers ss*. $1.15, $1.50.
Good quality muslin, plain hemstitched, with clusters of tucks; Crepe Gowns, high or to*«y_«ck, lace or embroidery trimmed, 2
2 to 12 years 2 Pairs 25* to 10 years. 85*, 95c, $1.15.
Drawers with narrow embroidery edge, sires 2 to 12 years....2o* Lace Trimmed Crepe Gowns. 10 to 16 years, ft.lf.
Knickerbocker Drawers, lace edge, 2to 8 years 20* _f*__\\A»_\n* c \ht U iia Clrr»#r
Knickerbocker Drawers, embroidery trimmed, 2to 8 years 35* i* fill UfC. II 5 IrYflffC JnltJ*
Knickerbocker Drawers, embroidery and ribbon, 2 to 8 years..4sc Lace Trimmed Skirts, 8 to 14 years, 45*, 60*, 75c, #1.15.
Knickerbocker Drawers, emb., lace and ribbon, 2 to 8 years. ..50c $1.35. $1.85.
Knickerbocker Crepe Drawers, embroidery, 2to B jcars 45C Fine qua ij ty Lace Trimmed Skirts. 10 to 16 years. $1.15»
Emb. and Pace Trimmed Drawers, 2 to 12 years.. 50*, 65*, 75c Embroidery Trimmed Skirts, 8 to 14 years, 50c, 60c. 75c, 90*,
Crepe Drawers, embroidery trimmed. 10 to 16 years 45C $1.15, $1.35, $1.85.
Plain Hemstitched or Embroidery Trimmed, 13 to 17 years... .25c Misses' Skirts. 32, 34 and 36 inches long, plain hemstitched with
_- m ~_ _ ... » , _*■ tucks, embroidery or lace trimmed, 85C. 95c, $1.10, $1.85,
Children s Night Gowns * 250
Extra quality muslin, with tucked yoke and embroidery edging; Children'S _Pf7nC6ss SI IDS
Pine quality Muslin Gown," made' with low neck and 'short sleeves Fino and lawn with hemstitched flounce, 2to 10
or high neck and long sleeves; 2to 14 years 45* .- > t -',* • , -r, • cr a. m a-~ _*.**'■___
v■u■ ~. _, -. _Tt- , « _ , -, Embroidery 1 rimmed Princess Slips, 4to 10 years, 9oc, $1.25,
Embroidery Trimmed Gowns, low neck, short sleeves; 2 to 12 $1.35. $1.85. $2.50.
years.. .:, 60£ ai*»d 85* Extra line Princess Slips, embroidery or lace trimmed, 12 to 16
Fine quality cambric, high neck with embroidery and tucks, or low years. $1.25, $1.35. $1.50, S-J.."iO.
neck with embroidery or lace; 2to 12 years.. 7sc, 85*, $1.15 f Crepe Princess Slips in sizes from 2to 10 years, 95*.
January Sale in Clearance Sale of Corsets I Annual Sale of
Jiff /) pnt Continues This Week
nil __-*Wf/Is AUbrokenlines-andoddsizesofl.es- 1/ PRIfF MffC II IWN &7IY
traib Pillow Slips—Ready to use. Red. telle, Ea Mirette. Ea Adria, Bon Ton, I/O _ . IfIMJH If If VIII
delT S ns d^ si: P rtVT'. ile^\ n . KOOd 30C etc., etc., Reduced to clear stock to '* and Less will continue this week. Attractive
Burlap' piuow slip-— stenciled and Included are a special line of 1913 "Nemo" tf*f C(% bargains in drawers, corset covers.
red bronze braid. Corsets at the very special price -Ple*/V combinations, gown-*, Princess slips,
A-tique "£)s»£ figm And a fine line of $4.50 Brocade Warner tf*> OC &&** -. . -.
d^:^r.^ en^e<f . andbra : d : 50c \ corsets on sale }2.25 January Sale Prices
__________^________—_—_—_————__-—____.-_«_-<mU——^Manw-s—_. - -""•
Final Clearance Sale of January Clearance Sale of
Trimmed and Tailored Hats Fine Dress Goods
Every Fall and Winter Hat in our ,^ t St . NeaP ___*, | 11.50 ™ft
stock reduced to about one-third of ____¥_f_L_?2_&C>jt>_* $1 7 5 All-Wool Ondule Crcpon
orieinal prices. Mr M*^ _i_r /)/_} 175 and * 200 *' anc y All-Wool Crepes,
jL__\_ £/Zr _t_f_ and W°°« Crepes, Eoliennes,
Trimmed Hats priced to $6.50 — $1.50 Fancy Vor.es and Samites.
Trimmed Hats priced to $10.00-$3.50 ____________\Z I X'" "_■£_✓? A " RedUCCd t0
Tailored Hats priced to $12.00-$2.75 1 ~1 7C _m V _uA
Tailored Hats priced to $15.00—54.50 MOTtty OU \_Y/<>_ I *•_# C ' Q
Italian Dance Tonight
Expect Entire Colony
Miss Bretagna, Auxilian
President, to Lead
An event of great interest to the
I<"hhl Italian colony will take place to
night at Knights of Columbus hall,
when the Auxilian Institute, No. 63,
will give its second anniversary dance.
The affair will commence with a
grand march led by Miss I__ C. Bre
tagna. president of the order. Basing
their predictions on the attendance at
the initial dance of the Auxilian. those
in charge are preparing to extend a
welcome to the entire Italian colony.
Special features aside from the
dancing hav<- been prepared. Many of
those popular in the younger social set
in the colony are to participate in this
branc*h of the entertainment, among
them being Mrs. R. Olivi, who has
been an unceasing worker for the suc
cess of the present affair.
Among those who have stood spon
sors for the success of the dance are:
Mrs. Elizabeth Ferroggiaro, chairman;
Mrs. fi. B. Fugazl, Mrs. Aurelia Linari,
Mrs. R. Olivi, Miss L. C. Bertagna and
Mrs. J. Razzato.
The Auxilian Institute is composed of
young Italian-American women who
are taking an active interest in all af
fairs of the quarter and already are
making their influence felt.
AGENTS' NERVE TOO MUCH
Insurance >lan Jailed for Stealing Po
Indignation at the audacity of steal
ing an umbrella from a star spangled
policeman was the burden of Truant
Officer Nolan's remarks yesterday at
the Bay View station, when be ar
rested Charles Bach, an insurance
a-rent, for petty larceny. Nolan as
serted Bach called at his home. 922 In
gerson avenue. In his absence and took
the weather stick. Bach already had
one umbrella with several defective
ribs, but is alleged to have wrapped
np Nolan's In an overqoat when he
found that the policeman was not
home, and to have taken it with him.
The following indictments were re
turned yesterday by the federal grand
Jury: Wong Sing, for filing gold coins;
T.ouis Uhlig. for swindling the govern
ment out of transportation from Sacra
mento to San Francisco and six days'
Winter Sports at Truckee
Spend the weekend at Truckee and
enjoy the good sleighing, skating, to
bogganing and skiing. For those using
toboggans, a cable will be used to haul
them back to top of hill. Good hall;
dancing and music every Saturday
night. Reduced fare, limited to return
10 days from date of sale. See agents
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913.
Mrs. R. Olrvr, one of Italian colony
who is working for Auxilian ball.
"ON WITH DANCE"
NO JOY FOR BENI
Waltzed Furniture and Two-
"My wife would dance at her own
funeral," testified Richard Beni yester
day in his suit for divorce from Minnie
Beni on account of desertion. "I first
met her at a dance. She danced at the
wedding, danced when she washed the
dishes, waltzed when she dusted the
furniture, twostepped over the wash
ing and finally trotted from home un
der the spell of dance music. I under
stand she now is making her living at
I dancing unless she has broken her
.ludge Van Nostrand granted the
i husband an interlocutory decree of
"By the way, do you dance?" queried
j his honor.
"I should say not," emphatically re
l sponded Beni as he left the witness
NEVADA GOLD STRIKE
RICH, SAYS COL. YOUNG
Pioneer Mining Man Here
Has Obtained Rochester
Canyon Water Rights
Colonel Carl J. Young, a pioneer min
ing man of Nevada, arrived in San
Francisco and registered at the Tala- c
yesterday. He came to tell his busi
ness associates in this city of his iuc
oess in obtaining an option on tbe
water rights for Rochester canyon dis
trict in the large gold and silver
strikes made a few weeks ago.
.'olonel Young says he has control
of the water for the new ca?np and
that it is valuable.
The San Franciscans who are cnn
ne. ted with Colonel Young, according
to his statement, are Judge Slse.k.
Judge Maguire, Dr. A. K. Howard.
Prentiss Smith. Doctor Clinton and
Thomas R. Bannerman.
Speaking of th« Nenzel peak dis
coveries. Colonel Young says:
"I have seen many strikes in my
time, but I think the men who dis
covered ore in Rochester canyon have
great wealth in store for them. I
have never seen a better looking ore
deposit. I have obtained an option cm
the water rights, and it is
that my associates and myself
supply the water to the mines. W
"Within a few weeks I look forward
to seeing more than a thousand men
employed on the properties."
DRAFTSMAN HEt-TJ FOR ATTACK
William C. Gllligan. a draftsman.
was held to answer to the superior
court yesterday by Police Judge Sulli
van on a charge of attempting to at
tack Miss Elizabeth O'Brien Decem
The Newest Beauty Aids
(Ruth Ashton l- the nn»tropoH».> |
"Never shave the eyebrows. They
are apt to be coarse whon they grow
in again. To darken the eyebrows ani
make them grow longer and mor
evenly, apply plain pyroxin with the
ringer tips. Pyroxin applied to tn*
lash roots makes the lashes grow long
and lovely. , . _
"The best hair remover T know is a
simple paste made by mixing pow
dered delatone with a little water.
Cover the hairs with this paste. leav«
on two minutes, wipe off, wash the
skin and the hairs will be gone
"Mother's Salve Is an old time house
hold remedy that ran be bought in
ready prepared form at most or us;
stores. Tt often breaks up a stubborn
cold in head or chest over night. It
is easy to use. quick to act and relieves
catarrh, croup, sore throat, etc.
"To correct dark, muddy or sallow
complexions, apply In the morning a
lotion made by dissolving ani or gfnai
package of mayat.one in a half pint of
witch hazel. This treatment make*,
ihe skin fair, fresh and smooth ami
Prevents" the growth of hair. It will
not rub off or show like powder.
-Dry shampooing is relied upon by
women who have studied the sub.iee
to keep hair clean, hright and lUstroue
In cold weather. Mix four ounces of
orris root with an original P*£kag* of
therox. sprinkle a little over the head,
brush through the hair, and your hai
and scalp will be clean, wholesome and