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VOLUME CXni.—NO. 47.
HARMONY BUT FEW
OF "SHOP" HOURS
Ice Cream and Sugar Harps
Only Semblance of Instru
ments That Are Pait
Aside for Evening
SEVERI ONLY MAN
TO "PROVIDE MUSIC"
J. J. Matheson of the Local
Union Says Frietids Gath
ered Only for Good Time
Members of the Musicians' Mntual
Protective union, local No. 6, grave a
dhtner last night at Tfcn'au tavern In
honor of their national president and
the "first lady,' , Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N.
Weber of New York. The diners pro
ceeded from the restaurant to the Co
lumbia theater, where they witnessed
a performance of "Ben Hur.' ,
For almost 15 years Mr. "Weher has
been president of the American Federa
tion of Musicians, and during that time
he has gained at least a speaking , ac
quaintance with every union musician
In. the T'nited States. Most of his time
Iβ spent in traveling. During the pres
ent visit of Mr. and Mrs. Weber they
have heen entertained widely by the
.San Franiisco musical colony.
The dinner last night was informal,
but wrcAl odd features Indicative of
the calling of the diners "were intro
duced <luring the banquet. Among
these was a massive centerpiece of ire
carved in the shape of a harp. The
same idea was included in the final
course, when small golden sugar harp
favors were served with ico Fainte
Strangely enough, although every
on , present was an accomplished
musician, "shop" waa not discussed,
and no arrangements had been made
by the I'ommittee to provide music for
the ocrasion. In response- to a general
reg jest, however, ("lino Severi, leggier
of the Techau tavern orchestra, was
Fummonpd to the private dining hall
and requested to display his skill with
the violin. Mr. Severi w<*s roundly
"tfsfe gathered here to have a good
ttme, so there will be no formal speech
making ,, , , said J. J. Matheson, president
of local No. 6, A. i.\ of M. "It isn't
every day that we have the pleasure of
seeing and enjoying the company of
our respected president and his charm
ing wife, so let us make the most of
their brief visit."
A reception will be held for Mr. and
Mrs. Weber this afternoon in the head T
quarters of the union, 68 Haight
street, and tomorrow the official and
his wife will be escorted about the clty
by a number of automobile loads of
women, wives and sweethearts of mem
bers of local No. 6. The route as
planned includes a trip over the site
of the Panama-Pacific exposition and
a luncheon at the Cliff house. They
will leave San Francisco Saturday.
Among those present at the dinner
last night were:
Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Greenbaum,
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Matheson, Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Sapiro. Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Keogh, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kis
feldt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster, Mr.
and Mrs. F. H. Conrad, Mr. and Mrs.
Sllsemaii, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. *Morey«
Mr. and Mrs. Septimus Green, Mrs.
Frank Borgel, Mrs. D. Becker, Mrs. F.
O'Connell, J. H. Campbell, A. L.. Fourt
ner and W. E. Sharp.
NEW TRIAL FOR OLSSON
titiATXLiti, Jan. 10. —a new trial tor
Leonard Olsson, the socialist agitator,
whose disbarment from citizenship by
United Stales Dlstridt Judge Cornelius
H. Hanford last spring resulted in the
bringing of impeachment charges, dur
ing the investigation of which Judge
dlariford resigned, was provided for In
a stipulation signed today by United
Htates restrict Attorney Beverly W.
Coiner and counsel for Olsson.
Among Men Who Work
With Hand or Brain
A New Weekly Feature That Will Appear
In The Call Beginning Next Sunday °
to ° .__ : •
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The Subjects Discussed in the
.* Opening Page Are:
c • A Spendthrift Cured—Work Looked
Good to Him After Month of Loafing.
predit Man Has Difficult Job— Re
quirements for Position Many.
How a Middle Aged Man Won Suc
cess by Individual 'Work. ° . •
Tlaink About Job You're On; That's
c : the Way to Get a Better One.
Lost Account Puzzles Banker.
Tip That Helped to Get Trade.
i Remember Next Sunday's Call
MUSICIANS HONOR AN OFFICIAL
Joseph N. Weber and Wife Given Banquet and Theater Party
The guest of honor and some of the musicians at a dinner last night at Techau Tavern. In the bottom row, reading from left to
right, are: J. ]. Matheson, president local No. 6; Joseph N. Weber, president of the national body; Phillip Sapiro of reception
committee. Top row, left to right: John A. KeogK leader of San Francisco municipal band; Albert A. Creenbaum and £. H.
Slissman, members of reception committee. mllSm .....
DENY ELK HILLS
ARE OIL LANDS
Charles F. Burks and L. E.
Doan Take Stand in Gov
Two witnesses, botrfc experts, who
had been in the districts near the Elk
hills, in which land the government is
now suing to recover from the South
ern Pacific company is located, yester
day testified that the Elk hills district'
was not, in their opinion, an oil pro
ducing section. The witnesses were
Charles F. Bujks a_nd L. E. Doan of
Oakland, and they put their testimony
clearly, weakening only in the matter
of d£tail concerning the lands In dis
pute, o o c °
A. T. McCormick, United States dls.3
trict attorney from "Los Angeles, took
a hand in the examination. Mr. Me'-
Cormick arrived from the c south J.he
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
Husband Most Pay Wife
Wedding Bars No Claims
I,OS AXGEIiKS Jan. IB.—The
fact thnf n itiim:in in married to
her employer ttoe* not filter the
ntatutea or Invalidate hrr <-l:ilin
for qri-OrdinK <«• h rnli'nft'
of Federal Juilsr V. ollliorii on ttle
today. Tin- rnurt declined to af
firm the decision of the referee
in bankruptcy who dintalloTted the
elaiiii of Mm. Dora \Vei«cnherjjcr
nKiiinni 1". \\ . >VeiftenberKer, a
bankrupt, on the ground that
marrla«re relntlonn annulled the
obligation. Mm. Welnenberuer
appeared In the cane an a wage
creditor. , \
o ° °
night before last. He questioned Doan
regarding- seepages of oil in the lands
bordering on the Elk hills and devel
oped that, while Doan had no faith in
the section as a rgineral bearing propo
sition, he was wavering in his opinion
of the value of the lands for oil should
deep wells be sunk. On this score he
Charles Burks, former manager of
the Bay City Oil company, was th_e first
wifness called. Mr. BuVks showed that
he was familiar with the oil properties,
in the Midway and McKlttrlck districts
and that he had experimented on his
own behalf in the Elk hills.
The witness did not seem to h£v%
muHi faith in geologists; at least, he
conveyed the impression that he usual
ly went otf his own judgment in select
ing land fti which to sink wells? He
said that he would invest large sums
on his own judgment under certain
circumstances. He believed that it was
generally accepted among oil men that
the Elk h£lls were not oil properties,
or at least that? very deep wells
be required if the hills were made to
produce afe , all.
G?>vernme e nt Prosecutor Willis N.
Mills subjected Witness Burks to a
keefily directed examination.
Mr. Mills succeeded in putting on
record the fart that Mr. Burks was not
absolutely certain as to the number of
wells that had been sunk In lands ad
jacent to his (Burks') camp between
Sunset and McKlttrick.
The examination will be continued
today at 10 o'clock. - and before tfie
week is finished some sensational tes
timony is promised by the government.
MUST DECIDE WHETHER
LODGE MEMBER IS DEAD
Judge Hesitate* m» to Admlanlhllliy of
o Kvfdence of Suicidal Tendency
In Benjamin (iir
Whether Ben Benjamin, who disap
peared from San Jose on October 4,
1900, while a juror In a murder trial,
Is dead or alive is the question Judge
R. M. Clarke, in %xtra sessions 3. will
have to determine in the suit of Rachel
Benjamin, the wife, against the Inde
pendent Order of B'nai Brlth, for $2,000
Mrs. Benjamin testified that her
husband frequently had threatened
suicide, that he had written to his
brother concerning his righ,t to take
his life and that once he had poisoned
himself but had been revived.
The defendant contends there has
been no propf of death and Judge
Clarke took the case under submission
pending the suhmission of authorities
on the advisibility of evidence to show
Otho Michaelis Declared by
Colonel to Have Tainted
His 0 Efficiency
Sentenced by a court martial to '/a
reprimand oby the reviewing , officer,"
Lieutenant O£ho E. Michaelis, Six
teenth infantry, received his sentence
i yesterday from Colonel Cornelius Clar
°dener, his commandiner officer! The
young oflcer, who°has under
gone trfial, was accused of financial
irregularities during his sojourn in
Alaska and was chargacd with conduct
cUnbecoming an officer and a gentle
Colonel Gardener issued the follow
o 'The sentence, in the foregoing case
of First Lieutenant Otho JOL Michaelis,
Sixteenth infantry, though . deemed
grossly "inadequate, is approved.
"If the conduct of Lieutenant Ml
' chaelis 0 in the matters which" formed
"the grounds for his trial meets his
standard -of the strict honesty and
frankness expected of all officers of
the army it js dqubtful whether any
reprimand administered by tfte re
viewing authority will penetrate to
such a degree that it wil o l reach
sufficiently.- sensitive to .be benefited
"The action's of.tliis officer in this
entire matter, If not intentionally dis
honorable, were so tairjtetf that his ef
ficiency as an officer of the army and
his usefulness in any position of honor
have been greatly impaired. .«
"Lieutena°ntlMichaeli = s will be re
leased from arrest and- restored to
duty." „• 0
The charge against lieutenant Mi
chaelis accused him of securing from
E. Hillenbrand, a civilian employe, |200
on a check. Later, "in furtherance of
his- witont to defraud," he -'willfully
neglected" to pay this money. It was
charged that he was intrusted with
$20 by Hillenbrand to purchase a rifle
and used the money for jiis own pur
poses. He was said al°so to have re
plied falsely to "Colonel Charles G.
Morton in regard to these matters.
There were additional charges of hav
ing secured money from the postmas
ter, at Juneau, Alaska, and from a bus
iness firm there, also on bad checks.
The plea of Lieutenant Michaelis was
"not guilty" and the findings of the
court were: "Guilty of all the specifi
cations, excepting the third."
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No transport will leave Manila for
San-Francisco this month and it will
be February 20, probably, before the
next of the army's big boats will leave
that port for "the states," the Thomas
being temporarily disabled.
A wire was received at army head
quarters announcing that the neces
sary repairs on the Thomas would cause
this lapse In the trans-Pacific service
of the army.
On December 5 the Thomas safled
from this , port for Manila and two
days out from that harbor, on Decem
i ber 31, broke her propeller on the port
Parcel Post Gets 'Wrench'
Skunk Hides Make Trouble
DEfATI R, 111., Jan. 15.—Some
body "threw a Yvrench" into the
smoothly running parcel p"«t ma
chinery at the Deratur poHtofflVe
today. It was* a package of frewh
mktink hldem, infilled by a trapper
on a rural route. An noon a» it
«n\ carried into the building the
force of dorks nought relief out-
Mde. The parcel will be returned
to the Render.
side, limping in to go at once on the
A board. for o the examination of can
didates from civil life who are desirous
of securing commissions as second
lieutenants in the United States army,
met yesterday* morning at the Presidio
and will be In session for several days.
But two candidates appeared, R. S.
Lee 3 of Modesto and L. R. Boyd of
Berkeley. The detail of the board
was: Majoij W. 11. Brooks, medical
corps; Major Mathias Crowlcy, Sixth
infantry; Captain Edgar Ridenour,
Sixteenth infantry; Captain William A.
Powell, medical corps.
Captain Walter C. Short, First cav
alry, has been granted leave of absence
for one month and 10 days.
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The following officers are designated
,to make the annual inspection of the
specified arms of the organized militia
of the state of California fbr 1913, their
approved itineraries to be furnished
them later: Sanitary troops—Lieuten
ant Colonel Euclid B. Frick, medical
corps,' San Francisco, Cal. Signal
corps—Captain George S. Gibbs, signal
corps. Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.
The following are designated to make
the inspection in the state of Wash
ington: General headquarters, state
arsenal and Infantry—First .Lieutenant
Ralph 11. Leavitt, Twenty-fifth infan
try, Seattle, .Wash. Cavalry—First
Lieutenant Albert B. Dockery, Fifth
cavalry, San Francisco, Cal. Signal
corps—Captain Basil jO. Lenoir, signal
corps, Seattle, Wash. Coast artillery
corps—Captain Clarence B. Smith, coast
artillery corps. Seattle, Wash. Sani
tary troops—Major Charles E. Marrow,
medical corps, .Fort Lawton, Wash.
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WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. —Captain Alrln Bas>
k#tte. Ninth infantry, is reliered from duty at
Fort Sill and will proceed to Fort Thomas. Ky.
ELKS WILL GATHER
(Special Dispatch to The Calf)
SACRAMENTO, o Jan. 15.—Responses
received by the local lodge of Elks
indicate^Boo Elks will attend the for
mal dedication of the new Elks home
here January 28. A special train will
bring Elks from San Francisco and
Oakland. Elks will come from all sec
tions "of. the state. The new lodge
building was erected at a cost of $65,
DARK DAYS FOR SHOE INDUSTRY
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.—Dark days are
ahead for the boot and shoe Industry
in the United States, in the opinion of
members of the National Boot and Shoe
Manufacturers' association, in annual
convention here. The parcels poet,
the proposed reduction of the tariff
arid the agitation for "pure shoe laws,"
the manufacturers say, are responsible.
SUGAR AND WINE
Californians Descend in
Force Upon House Com
Foreign Competition Will
Sound Their Death Knell
if Not Restricted
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Sugar re
finers, beet sugar men, California wine
producers, mineral water importers
and others descended In force today
upon the house committee on ways and
means , to fight out the tariff issue.
The net result of the hearing was
the acquisition of a little new Informa
tion and the repetition of much data
that has figured in hearings which led
up to previous tariff bills.
Nothing in the committee's examina
tion of the varying shades of sugar
rate views indicated any weakening
of the tentative democratic plan for
presenting another free sugar bill for
action of the house at the cdmlng extra
session of congress.
ADVOCATE MODERATE REDUCTION
Some of the leading men in the sugar
industry were present. Edwin H. At
kins, vice president and acting head
of the American Sugar Refining com
pany, proposed a moderate reduction
in the sugar tariff.
Henry T. Oxnard, of California and a
dozen witnesses from Californa, Colo
rado, Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan
and other states, were present to fight
for tariff protection for American beet
R. E. Milling of Franklin, la., pleaded
for tariff bars to- avert the death knell
of the sugar industry of that state.
Former Governor B. M. Fernald of
Maine, speaking for 75 per cent of the
fruit canning industry of the country,
advocated either free sugar or a re
duced rate, while Arbuckle Brothers of
Brooklyn, through William A. Jamison,
and the Federal Sugar Refining com
pany, through Frank C. Lowrey, plead
ed the free sugar cause.
DEPLORABLE WIBTE TRADE
The California wine trade was pic
tured as In a deplorable condition when
the committee took up schedule H,
wines, spirits , and other beverages.
Former Commissioner of Internal
Revenue John W. Yerkes contended
that whisky was a necessity, but that
imported wines were a luxury and,
therefore, should bear the burden of
William Culman, representing the
California Wine association, supported
Yerkes , contention vigorously. He de
clared that the lowest wages paid in
California were double those paid
abroad. He said that the California
wines produced today infinitely were
superior to those of 20 years ago. but
that the industry should be supported
by taxing imported wines as luxuries.
IMPORTED BEVERAGES A LUXURY
"Victor E. Whitlock. a New York im
porter, would not agree that beer was
entirely a luxury. He suggested that
the tariff on some well known brews
be cut from 23 cents a gallon to 15
cents a gallon.
"Protect the bottles and mineral
waters, too," chimed in Henry Mel
ville, another importer, who urged a
duty of 30 per cent as ample for both.
The committee has no working basis
for schedule H. except the Payne-Ald
rfeh law and the democratic plan to
reduce rates on articles' of necessity
and impose a greater burden on lux
No witnesses will be heard tomorrow.
MEDICAL SOCIETY OFFICERS
(Special Dlßjwtch to The Cell)
SAX RAFAEL* Jan. II. —The Marin
county medical society has elected the
following officers for the year: H. O.
Hund. president; "\V. J. TVkkman, vice
president; A. 11. Mays. secretary
treasurer: O. W. Jones. .T. H. Kuser and
O. P. Stowe. trustees, and 11. J. Crump
ton, delegate to the state society con
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517 Market St.
PAGES 11 TO 18
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Declares Untermyer's Query
Reminds Him of Conun
drum, "Why Is a Mouse
When It Spins?"
PUJO AND COUNSEL
TO VISIT OIL BARON
Committee Decides William
Rockefeller Must Submit
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.—1n a hypo
thetical question put to George W. Per
kins, Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
money trust committee, outlined today
from the records of the committee a
"concentration of money and credit,"
and asked whether Mr. Perkins con
sidered It "a menace and peril to the
property of the country." The ques
tion generally was accepted as Mr. Un
termyer's conception of the elusive so
called money trust of which the com
mittee is in search.
Mr. Perkins, after declaring that the
quer>vreminded him of the conundrum,
"why is a mouse when it spins," as
serted that he could not say whether,
as outlined in the question, concentra
tion was a peril.
Mr. Untermyer's hypothetical "money
trust" question was put after Mr. Per
kins had recommended publicity as a
cure for financial evils, the incorpora
tion of the New York stock exchange
under a federal charter, a closer re
sponsibility among banks and the ac
cording of representation on the direc
torate to minority stock holdere in cor
The question was ac follow*:
"I call your attention to exhibits be
fore the committee from which you will
note that the following nine Institu
tions, J. P. Morgan & Co. (and Drexol &
Co.); Guaranty Trust company; Bank
ers' Trust company; First National
bank; National City bank; Chase Na
tional bank; National Bank of Com
merce; the Mutual Life and Equitable
Life companies, have total resources
of $2,489,000,000 without regard to other
"Assuming the situation to be as
described and assuming further that
the business of making large Issues
of securities for the last five years has
been conducted mainly on joint account
between Morgan & Co., the First Na
tional bank and National City bank of
New York, Lee Higginson & Co. and
Kidder. Peabody & Co. of Boston, and
the Illinois Trust and Savings bank
and the First National bank of Chi
cago, and knowing what you do as to
the methods of business and financial
power, and after affiliations of these in
stitutions, please state whether this
concentration and control of money and
credit constitutes a point to the prog
ress and prosperity of the country."
In reply Mr. Perkins delivered a
long talk on economics, the gist of
"Every one will agree that at a cer
tain point concentration would be a
peril, but whether at the point you say
lit has reached it would be a peril T
can not say. I have been out of touch
with these affairs for two years, and I
would want to study these questions
very carefully. I'm opposed to the
concentration of money power, brain
power, or energy where that concen
tration is likely to result in harm."
The committee in executive session
determined that Chairman Pujo and
Counsel Untermyer visit William
Rockefeller and take his testimony in
spite of the opposition of Mr. Pu.l<>.
This determination followed the report
of Dr. C. W. Richards, who reported
Mr. Rockefeller could submit "to a
hrief examination without immediate
The committee will examine Jacob
I 11. Schiff tomorrow.
GENERAL BOOTH'S SON MARRIES
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. —Charles Bran
don, Booth of Mont Clair. N". J., son of
General RaHington Booth, head of the
Volunteers of Amorira, and Miss Naomi
Sutherland Bailey of LiOekport, N. V..
were married today at St. George's