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BANKS WILL PAY
THEIR PRO RATA
Express Companies Only
Concerns Paying Segre
gated State Taxes to
NEW TWIST GIVEN
TO BLUE SKY LAW
Senator Thompson Reopens
Fight to Better Transpor
tation of Insane Patients
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
Snoruiiiento. January 15.
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
The corporations paying segregated
ftate taxes, with the single exception
of the express companies, may pre
pare to present next week their argu
ments against the imposition of in
creased rates, or submit to the rates
that will become law the week aft<r
This warning extends to the banks.
Chairman-. Thompson and Sutherland of
the senate and assembly revenue com
mittees, respectively, have agreed to
organize their committees tomorrow.
They will begin holding joint hearings
They propose, to give one day to
- of corporation in the segre
gated list. They also purpose to wind
up the hearings next week, report their
bill in Monday or Tuesday of the f©!
--]-wing week and pagjs it before the
end of that week.
The tentative plans involves mad
flistment of aLI the rates except those
on franchises and express companies.
That readjustment will not be made
on the basis of exact percentages but
designed to equalize the rates as near
ly as may bp without writing them in
The gas and ejectric companies stand
to be hit hardest in any adjustment
scheme based on an acceptance of the
comparative figures prepared l>v the
board of ecyialization. Those figures
will he attacked both on behalf of the
banks and the gas and electric com
panies, w:.i( h iiulude the power com
WHBRK IXI REANES WIIX FALL
The suggested readjustment involves
Railroads, including street railways.
4 to 5 p*»r cent.
Gas and elee%ric companies. 4 to 6
Telegraph and telephone companion,
3*2 to 4U per cent.
Car companies, 3 to 4 per cent.
Insurance companies, to 194, per
Banks, l f> 1.1 per cent.
These indre>»ed rates are tentative,
iut they may be accepted approxi
mately as correct unless it can be
shown that there is serious error in
the data prepared by the state board
of equalization. The disclosure of such
error is up to the interested corpora
tions, and thne time is short.
Seriat"r Camineiti, whirlwind legis
lator and spokesman for the minority,
renewed today his campaign to undo
the transportation nabobs. He rein
troduced his proposed constitutional
amendment for the establishment of
state iajlroads. steam and eU>ctric.
The Cajninetti scheme does not in- j
volve the operation of roads by the
state. It 1s designed to enable the
state to acquire existing lines of rails
and to jcDHstruct, if need be, new lines,
upon which all persons, corporations
and companies rnig_ht operate their own
trains or cars under Ih-e supervision of
NEW TAVIST TO 81.1 E SKY
Assemblyman Chandler has given a
new twist to the blue sky law cam
paign. He- is sponsor for a bill which
makes the state superintendent of
banks the administrator of a blue sky
law, covering?-*ill classes of securities
other than those now within the juris
diction of the railroad aommission, and,'
of course, public -securities, which the
legislature has no jurisdiction nor de
sire to manage.
The extra legal opinfons of misin
formed editorial writers have givt-n
rise to grave concern On the part of
legislators generally and bifurcated
session advocates especially. The sen
ate gave voice to its concern and for
mally appealed from the opinions of
the editorial writers this morning.
There is nothing in the bifurcated
session provisions of the constitution
to prevent the legislature from passing
any bill or bills prior to the interreg
num. While the ante-recess portion
of the session is designed primarily
to be devoted to the introduction of
bills, there is no inhibition against the
passage of bills. The constitutional
changes have to do with that portion of
the session after the interregnum.
After the reconvening of the legis
iture. no bill may be introduced with
ut the consent of three-fourths of the
members elected t<¥ the house in which
introduction is sought. Not more than
two bills may be introduced by any
The ante-recess session is limited to
::o days. Wherefore, tfte senate w*
have all citizens know that their pel
measures mHst be introduced prior to
February 4. but =that there la no re
striction other than that of pojicy
upon the legislature's power to pass
bills before that date.
TRANSPORTATION OF INSANE
The Humanitarians- Jong, -fight to
take the transportation of insane pa
tients out of the hands of thfc sheriffs
of. the state was renewed Joday by
Senator Newton W. Thompson of Los
At this session the sheriffs will be
compelled, to,'face a new and - exceed
ingly potent' factor in the fi£ht to se
cure humanitarian treatment; for the
unfortunate wards of the state. The
board of control will exert a rKjwerful
if not.an qp.en' influence on thecside of
the bill introduced today Ny Thomp
The sheriffs ?ajwa,ys have fought the
bill successfully because the transpor
tation of insane is clear velvet to them,
aggregating about $25,000 a year.
Under-the existing law the sheriff is
charged custody of an insane
patient froirt the time the order for his
commitment IS issued by the couw until
Jie is delivered to £he designated hos
pital. The law gives the sheriff a
claim of $5 a daw for the services of
the person deputized to conduct the
For instance, the claim for the serv
ices of a deputy taking a patient from
San Francisco to Stockton or Ukiali is
$10. The sheriff sends one of his jegu
lar deputies, paid by the county, and
nets $10 personally on the deal.
810 SAVING TO STATE
The Thompson bill provides that in
the absence of express order from the
court, based on c physician's certificate
Of necessity, tlie patient eliall be iield
Johnson After Lotteries
Proposes Felony Charge
SACRAMEXTO, Jijn. 15.—Hie
personal observation of court
notions for the collection of srro
ccr.v bill*, in which it developed
that the vrife had spent for lot
tery tickets the money her hu»
liand had Riven her to pay for
food was the reason given hy Aβ-
Meiuhlyman T. D. .Johnston of
Contra Conta county today for
the introduction of bill* making;
the promotion of a lottery or
nelilnK of ticket* a felony.
">'ot to he iinirullant," he add
ed, "probably many more hu»
baiiflM buy lottery tickelta with
money they should take home."
The penalty provided iv the hill
in not to he lean than a year* ini
priMunment in a penitentiary.
by the sheriff pending the arrival of an
attendant or attendants from the hos
pital named in the commitment.' It
also provides that female patients shall
not be intrusted to mate* custodians
The experience of alienists is thai
deputy sheriffs, wholly untrained in the
methods of caring for insane persons,
frequently subject patients to inhuman
treatment, and not infrequently pa
tients are painfully injured. The
Thompson bill would not only i»sure
expert and humane treatment for pa»
tients, but would result in saving ap
proximately $25,000 a year to the state.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 15.—Bills for the
protection of ■Workingmen continued
to appear in the senate today.
Senator E. S. Birdsall of Auburn
offered one for the creation, of a state
mining department, which should in
spect all mines regularly.
Incidentally, the bill puts out of
business the state mining bureau,
which la attacked in a recent report
of the state board of control as ac
cnmplishing "nothing of value."
This bureau, under the Birdsall bill,
would become a subdivision of the
state department, and the Tatter would
ho presided over by a state mine in
spector, appointed :it the pleasure of
the governor and draxvine: $300 per
month. This official would be state
mineralogist, ex offi>io.
The state, and all persons and cor
porations in it, must pay its employes
not less frequently than every 16
days, according to a hill b;. Senator
Henry H. pi L,os Angeles.
I'KN AI/TIES FOR YIOI-ATIOXS
The hill provides for notices, prom
inently posted, specifying such "pay
days"; directs that payments be in
United States money or in negotiable
hank checks and that it be in full
up to five days before pay day.
A penalty, of $n0 to $500 and 30
.i;ty?> to c months in jail is provided.
3den who go to sea in the ships of the
north Pacific especially are, in view of
a bill offered by Senator # D. P. Regan
of San Francisro for the' payment of
seasonal laborers. It provides that on
request of employer or employe pay
ment shall be made in the presence of
thp president of the state bureau of
labor statistics, who may aJlow or re
ject deductions msade on account of ad
vances in wages, but who may not al
low any such dfHlurtions rrade because
of gambling dehts or for intoxicants
supplied the laborer. The awards may
b0 carried into court on the ground that
they are excessive, that the award was
gained through fratid or that the find
iags in fact do not support the award.
BILLS RKGII.ATIXG INSURANCE
A series of bills was introduced by
Senator "William K. Kehoe of Eureka on
behalf of tire state insurance depart
ment. They "provide, among other
things, that there shall be no discrim
ination in life insurance by any com
pany against any person in any given
classification; that officers and employes
of the companies may not borrow money
from them, and neither directors nor
officers may sell mortgages io-the com
panies. The bills affect domestic com
panies—tiiat is, those chartered in this
Kstablishment of a government tel%
gfaph system is asked of congress in a
joint resolution introdnced by Senator*
William E. Brown of Los Angeles.
The recites that such a
system would be a profitable and eco
nomic extension of the postal business
and would afford greater facilities to
Another joint resolution, by Senator
Sanford, confirms the national constitu
tional amendment for direct election of
United States senators. North Caro
lina, Senator Sanford said, passed such
a resolution yesterday, and New York
is expected to act tomorrow. Both res
olutions were referred to the committee
on federal relations.
AGAINST SUNDAY CLOSING
Half a dozen petitions against any
Sunday closing laws were presented by
various senators as coming from their
People of the state were warned by
President pro tern A. E. Boynton of
Oroville to get their desired legislation
before both houses at the present half
of the divided session. Responding to
inquiries by senators. Senator Boynton,
in the chair, declared that bills could
be acted upon finally at this half of the
session, and it would be a hard matter
to introduce any after the recess. A
general misapprehension exists in the
state, he said, on this question.
The senate kept up its average of
hundred bills a day, among those pre- |
sented today being:
By Tyrrell—Providing for the bonding of rail
road policemen in $1,000 each, and holding them
personally responsible for damage.
By Wright—Providing penalties for stealing
By Finn —Appropriating $1,000,000 for a state
building at the Panama-Pacific exposition.
NEW NORMA I- SCHOOL
By Kehop -Appropriating $30,000 for a state
normal school fit Eurpka.
liy Brown - I'rovifling: that offlcprs of Irrigation
(listrirts shnll exert thcrnselvea 'in the develop
meat of «-l<c-trioal power.
Hy Birdcall -Appropriating $20,<W> for tlip pro
poned DM extension work of the Unirersity of
By Beban —For 10 fr>ot billboards..
By Caminotti —For equal guarUialsbip of chil
dren between parents.
By .TiilHUrrt —Appropriating J.VOOO to rebuild
the chapel in Russian fort, at Fort Ross, Sonoma
By (iatPs—For "a cosmopolitan school In Los
Angeles like the one- in San Francisco, to teach
Italian. French and Gertnaji.
By Campbell —Making the killing or possession
of M>a otter a felony. o
CREATES JIRY COMMISSIONER
Another bill by Senator I»yon pro
vides that in any county where they
now select trial Juries superior court
judges may select a jury commissioner,
holding office at the pleasure of the ma
jority of any county bench, at a salary
of $300 per month. The Jury commis
sioner shall investigate the personal
qualifications for jury service of men
liable to it and make reports to the
judges, who may accept or reject them.
Mare Island Note
MARK ISLAND, Jan. 1.".. -Captain rrank M.
Bennett, I. S, N.. former oominander of the
cruiser South PakojH of thf> Pacific fleet, as
named lii* duties as curtain of the Mare Island
uavy yard this morning.
Seeks Missing Husband
Frantic, she claimed' to have lost
sight of her husband. He was peace
fully reposing at home. She really did
not rf-cognize him—he had improved so
in dressing on the $1 a week Credit
Plan. 69 Stockton st, upstairs.—Advt.
THE SAN .FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
Only Five San Francisco
Members of the Lower
House Are Chairmen
Sacramento. January 15.
Only five of the thirteen assembly
men from San Francisco were given
committee chairmanships by Speaker
Young today. Every member , of the
Los Angelrts delegation except C. W.
Kingsley (socialist) was Jjonored with
San Francisco men appointed as
chairmen are: E. J. D. Nolan, claims;
Walter McDonald, labor and capital;
William B. Bush, manufactures; W. S.
Scott, municipal corporations; J. J.
Ryan, public charities and corrections.
Milton L. Schmitt, senidt - member of
the San Francisco delegation, sought
the chairmanship of the insurance com
mittee. He declined to head the in
consequential manufactures committee
tendered by Mr. Young and announced
he no longer would play in the pro
gressive back yard.
The committee appointments are:
Agrictriti^re —Assemblymen Judson (chairman).
Beck. Bowman.-Bradford. Cram. Gabbert. Quill,
JotrotOQ*. Mnornmisp. Palmer and Wall.
Attaches ami employee—Assemblymen Smith
(chairman), Chandler, Guill, Hinkle, Inman,
Peairs and Ryan.
Banking—Assemblymen Roberts (chairman'),
Alexander. Fish. Gates, Gelder, Gulberson, Libby,
Scott and Wyllie.
Building and loan associations—Assemblymen
Hayes (chairman i. Cram. Farwell, Ferguson,
Libby, Roberts, Shannon, Stuekenbruck and Wyl
Oivil service—Assemblymen Bloodeood < chair
man ). Emmons. Ford. Johnstone. McCarthy, Mor
ganstern. Shannon, Welsel and Woodley.
Claims—Assemblymen Nolan (chairman*, Fer
gnson. Green, Hinkle. Kingsley, Richardson and
Commerce and navigation—Assemblymen In
rean (chairman). BJoodgood. Clarke, George A.
McDonald, Nolan. Palmer, Snartel, Tulloeh and
Conservation —Assemblymen Oary (chairman , ).
Clark. Ellks, Kinnejtan, Fitigerald, Johnstone,
Jndson. Morganstern and Wall.
Constitutional amendments—Assemblymen Clark
(chairman). Brown, Clarke. George A. Johnson,
McDonald, Shartel, Stuckenbruck, Sutherland and
Contingent expenses — Assemblymen Farwel!
(chairman), (iabbert, Hayes, Richardson and
Contested elections —Assemblymen Gelder (chair
ma|i. Oanepa. Kmruons. Johnson. Kuck, Slater
Corporations , --Assemblymen Woodley (chair
manl. Alexander. Ambrose, Benedict. Gates,
Gree. Hinkle, Richardson, Shearer, Et/lne and
County government — Assemblymen W'vuiley
(chairman). Alexander. Bagby. Beck. Bloodgood,
Brown. Cram. Gahbert, Green. Grifjn", rainier.
Simpson and Slater.
Drainage, STvnmp and overflowed land—Assem
blymen Morganstern (chairman p. Bradford.
Byrnes. Gulrwrs..n. Hayes. Inman. Killingsworth.
Kuck, McDonald. Murray, Polsley, Shannon and
Education- Assembljrnen Wvllie (chairman , ),
Blondgood, Boh net t. Clark, Dower. Griffin. Kill
ingsworth. Pesirs. Polsley. Smith altf Strine.
Elections--Assemblymen Bohnett (chairman*.
Alexander. Benedict, Clark. Ellis. Farwell, Fin
negan. Gelder. Johnson. Moorhouse, Peairs, Pols
ley. Tnllock, Walsh and Woodley. t
Engrossment and enrolment — Assemblymen
Moorhouee (chairman). Ambrose. Collins, Em
mons, McCarthy. Nolan and Palmer.
Federal relations-—Assemblymen Johnson (chair
man). Ambrose. Chandler, Johnstone, Shannon,
Slater and Wvllie.
Fish and games—Assemblymen Guill (chair
man). Becfe Canepa. Cary. Clarke. George A.
Collins. Emmons. Gates. Green, .ludson, Murray.
Nelson, Scott, Shannon and Shearer.
Hospitals and asylums-Assemblymen Cram
(chairman*. Ambrose. Cary. Collins. Fish. Gelder,
Hayes. Tnman. JUxter. Sutherland ana Wall.
Insurance — Assemblymen Kuck (chairman).
Bagby. Bush t Byrnes, (iolllns. Nelson, Nolan,
Roberts. HNunitt. Simpson and Smith..
Irrigation—Assemblymen Murray (chairman),
Cary. Ellis, Grlffln, Guiberson, Jnhnetone. Libby,
Moorhouse. Simpson. Tulloeh and Welsel.
Judiciary—Assemblymen Be»edict (chairman , ),
Alexander. Bohnett, Bradford, Brown. Byrnes.
Clark. Fish, Griffin. Johnson. Johnstnne. Llbbf,
Nelson, Peairs, Shannon, Shartel. Simpson. Suth
erland. Welsel. Weldon and White.
Labor and fapital — Asuemblymen McDonald
(chairman), Bloodgood. Cary, Fitzgerald, Ford.
Johnstone. Morganstern, Moueer, Scott, Strine
and Walsh. ,
Libraries — Assemblymen George A. Clark
(chairman t. Bradford, Brown, Finnegan, Mouser,
Murray and Wyllie.
Livestock and dairies — Ansemblymen Byrnes
(chairman). Brown, Gren, Gulberson. Guill. Kill
lngswor.h. Murray. Stuckenbruck and Tulloch.
Manufactures —Asßemblymen Bush (chairman).
Byrnes. Canepa, Fitzgerald, Ford, Johnston and
Medic*] and dental — Assemblymen Peairs
(chairman). Alexander, Ambrose. Bush. Emmons.
ford. Smith. Sutherland aud Weldon.
Mileage — Assemblymen Mouser (cßairman).
Collins. Ferguson. Ryan and Shartel.
Military affairs —Assemblymen Hinkle (chair
man), Bagby, Beck, Bowman, Byrnes, .Gates,
Slater, Scott and Wall.
Mines and mining -Assemblymen White (chair
man), George A. Clarke. Power. Emmons. Far
well. Ferguson. McCarthy, Shearer and Weldon.
Municipal corporations — Assemblymen Scott
(chairman). Renediet, Bush, Gelder, Kingsley.
Libhy. Mousor, Peairs, Richardson, Smith and
Normal schools—Assemblymen Strine (chair
man i, Bagby, Cary. Guill, Hayes, Hinkle, Scott,
Tullock and Woodley.
Oil Industries — Assemblymen Green (chair
man). Bagby,' Bowman, Bush, Chandler, Gabbert,
Kingsley and Simpson.
Prisons and reformatories—Assemblymen Ellis
(chairman). T?arwell. Ferguson. Johnston, Mc-
Carthy, McDonald, Mouser, Roberts, Ryan. Tul-
Joch and Walsh.
Public charities and corrections—»Aese.mblymen
Ryan (chairman), Ambrose, Bowman. Dower.
Farwell, Ferguson, Killingsworth, Palmer and
Public health and quarantine—Assemblymen
Fitzgerald (chairman). Bagby, Kuck, McCarthy,
Palmer, Ryan, Schmitt. Shartel and Stucken
Public morals—Assemblymen Nelson (chair
man), Bohnett, Canepa, Clark. Cram, Hayes,
Judson. Polsley and Strine.
Revenue and Taxation —Assemblymen Suther
land (chairman). Bloodgood, Bobnet. Chandler,
Cram. Ellis. Fish. Guiherson. Guill, Johnson,
Kincsler. Moorhouse, Polsley, Schraltt, Wall,
Weldon and White.
Revision of criminal procedure—Assemblymen
Welsel (chairman). Bloodgood. Bradford, Ellis.
Finnegan. Gelder, Griffln, Inman, Nelson, Simp
son and White.
Roads and highways—Assemblymen Gabbert
(chairman). Beck. Chandler, George A. Clarke.
Cram, Dower. Kmmnns, Fish, Judson, Kuck, Rob
erts. Slater and Wyllie.
Rules —Assemblymen Brown (chairman). Boh
riett. Guill. Johnstone, Schmitt, Sutherland and
State grounds and parks—Assemblymen John
ston (chairman , ). Bowman, Bradford. Brinh,
Dower. Kllllngsworth, Kingsley, Morganstern
Tniverslties -Assemblymen Gates (chairman),
■Benedict. Bohnett. Clark. Finnegan, Moorhouse,
Nelson, Shartel and Simpson.
Ways and means — Assemblymen Chandler
(chairman). Rock. Ellis, Fltzjrenild, Ford, Gab
bert. Gates, Hinkle. Inman. Killingsworth. Kuck.
Richardson. Ryan. Scott. Slater. Strine. Stucken
bruck, Tulloch, Wall, Walsh and Wyllie
A LAMEDA RECEIVES
A FIRST TEXTBOOKS
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 15.—T0 the city
of Alameda will go the honor of re
ceiving the<, first consignment of free
textbooks from the state of California,
as authorized by the constitutional
amendment adopted last November. To
day the state superintendent of public
instruction authorized the state printer
to ship approximately 3,000 textbooks
to Will C. Wood, superintendent of the
Alamfda schools. This order will be
supplemented during the day by orders ,
to ship to Willows, Bakersfield and
Pending the passage of legislation,
which will regulate the method of
distributing books to the pupils, Su
perintendent Hyatt will send the con
signment direct to the city or county
superintendent, or, where there is no
superintendent, to the clerks of the
school boards of the respective dis
tricts, upon whom will rest the re
sponsibility of distributing: them to the
It has been tentatively agreed that
for the present these books will be
merely loaned to the pupil, the owner
ship remaining with the state,,
Act Enables Exposition
Grand State Building
Senator ° o Finn Presents
Bill to Legislature
• .For Big Structure
/ SACSAMiarro hotkl,
Sacramento, January 15.
To enable a consummation of con
tracts for construction and other work
on the exposition site, the exposition
company has asked the legislature to
segregate the charter amendments re
cently ratified and immediately to ap
prove amendments 1 and 2.
Police Commissioner ifa,x Kuhl, rep
resenting the exposition company, spent
the day with members o£ the San Fran
cisco delegation and secufed a tentative
agreement to get immediate action on
two of , the amendments, that have been
held up to enable all the affected em
ployes of the city to qualify before the
civil service amendment was submitted
for legislative approval.
These amendments give the exposi
tion company control of the streets and
public lands In the exposition tract.
Pending' the ratification of the amend
ment? contracts for work on such lands
Senator Finn of San Francisco intro
duced the state building , appropriation
bill today. It provides for an appropria
tion of $1,000,000 and control of the
fund by the state exposition commis
sion, and is designed to provide the so
called counties building without the
necessity of raising th>e money directly
fn the several counties.
State Building Advocated
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
MODESTO. Jan. 15.—The Stanislaus
county board of trade and the county
supervisors, both in session here yes
terday, adopted resolutions urging that
the state appropriate $1,000,000 for the
construction of a California build , ng
at the Panama-Pacific exposition.
Copies of the resolutions were ordered
forwarded to the Stanislaus county rep
resentatives in the legislature. At the
Board of Trade meeting Georgo Mc-
Cabe of Los Angeles was .elected sec
PACRAMENTO, Jan. 15.—An active
lobby for legislation In the interest of
women was begun today at the first
executive session of the Women's Leg
islative Council of California, held at
the Sacramento hotel.
So far, the council has gon.e on record
for but one appropriation. Tlfla* is for
a state training school for girls and
the closing of the girls' department
afthe Whittier state reformatory. The
organization proposes to maintain per
manent headquarters and will hold
conferences dajjjy with the f&w makers.
The officers of the council are Mrs.
George E. Swan. Upland, chairman;
Mi*s. C. M. Weymann, San Francrsco.
secretary; Miss Antia Chase, San Ifran
cisco, treasurer; Mrs. Florence Collins
Porter, Los Anjjeles, ejector.
SIX BULLETS IN
HIS BODY, BUT HE
IS ABLE TO WORK
Luisi, Who .Killed Man and
Woman in * Fierce .Battle,
Says That They Are
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.—Gerald Luisi,
who shot and killed the Voxels, hus
band and wife, In a battle that cost
four lives irr the Elsmere hotel in the
Bronx, November 18, is back at work
again, although there are six bullets
lodged in his body. He said as Tie sat
at his , desk in the office of the Ocean
Accident Insurance company, 59 John
street, that he was made somewhat un
comfortable by the bullets he carries.
'There is one in my neck, one in the
groin, two in the right thigh and two
in the left leg below the knee." Luisi
remarked, "but the doctors tell me
pockets will soon form around them
and they will cease to trouble me."
Vogel and his wife operated a "fence"
for stolen property. They had several
trunks full of the results of thefts in
the room at the Elsmere to which they
had retired oniy a little while before
Luisl and his companions broke in on
them. While they were preparing to
leave under arrest th# woman handed
the man a magazine revolver, after
firing one shot "herself. Vogel then
blazed away at his captors until Luisi
killed him and his wife. She was reach
ing for another pistol when she was
Besides the Vogels, former Detective
John Allen and a waiter employed at
the Elsmere were killed and Detective
John Fay was badly wounded. Fay is
still at the Lebanon hospital, but is
TOWN CLOCK COSTS $4,100
Recently Wa* Placed In Steeple of
J.lttle Swl»» Village
(Special Cable to The .Call)
GENEVA,, Switzerland, Jan. 15.—A
clock costing , $4,100 —a value out of all
proportion with its surroundings—has
been placed in the steeple of the vil
lage church at Bremgarten, in the can
ton of Argovie. •
The mayor, the elders, and every
other man, woman and child in the
place lent the dignity of their presence
to the installation.
The timepiece was designed as a
memorial for a Bremgartener whom
nearly every one had forgotten, but its
striking will be an hourly reminder of
the wifely devotion of "Widow
Honegger, who toiled for more than
half a century to make possible the
The widow is 76 years of age. Her
husband died when she was 24 and a
village beauty, leaving her penniless.
In all the years she has worked as
a household servant or in the fields,
hoarding her earnings. Her labor bent
figure, excessive self-denial, and
"miserly" habits made her an object
of ridicule among the thoughtless, but
locked in her breast was the secret
ambition only revealed to her aston
ished neighbors when the money for its
fulfillment was in hand.
The other day Widow Honegger. now
about the most popular citizen of
Bremgarten. witnessed the clock started
on its tick-tock journey. Then she
dried her eyes and returned to the
Senator Thomas F. Finn, who has
introduced bill appropriating $1,000,
--000 for stale building at Panama-
USE OF OPIUM GROWING
Has Reached Enormoni Proportions In
United States, Says Savant
(Spclal Cable to The Call)
BERLIN, Jan. 15.—The use of opium
in the United States has reached Im
mense proportions as a result chiefly
of "the unwise form of the prohibi
tion movement in some states," ac
cording to Professor Hueppe, one of
Germany's leading authorities and
writers on alcoholism and other dis
eases resulting from the abuse of
Professor Hueppe, who was reported
some time ago as saying in an address
on "Sports and Stimulants" before a
scientific association •of Berlin, that
the use of stimulants in America had
taken chiefly the form of indulgence
In opium, now explains that his state
ment was not so broad as that.
The professor repeats, however, that
the use *f opium has spread over a
large part of the United States. The
reason for this, he thinks, is to be
found in prohibition laws. The use of
,all stimulants, he says, arises from lo
cal conditions. it one suppresses their
sale or use without regard to local
needs and to the
of a people, other stimulants must take
the place of those interdicted. Often
these new stimulants are more danger
ous than those .suppressed.
Other writers have questioned the
profess.or's conclusions on the ground
that prohibition of the sale of alcoholic
stimulant*? is the exception rather than
the rule i*h the United States.
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them back to top of hill. Good hall;
dancing and music "every Saturday
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10 days from date of sale. See agents
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MUNSEY URGES HIS
PLANS FOR UNITY
Declares Republicans Divid
ed Cannot Fight Demo-,, !
Many Men Who Fought for
Roosevelt at Chicago in
Old Party Still
(Special Dispatch to Ttg Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.—Frank Muhsey,
in a signed article In tne press goes
further into his plan for the amalgama
tion of the republican and bull moose
He says: "View my suggestion of
amalgamation as you will, "it has had
the merit of revealing the , attitude of
the voters of the two parties, and this
is something of real importance. We
have a pretty good idea now of where
we stand; we had no definite idea be
fore. It was not known whether the
republicans •would accept a suggestion
from the progressives or would arro
gantly spurn it; it was not known
whether the progressives would look
upon it with favor or coldly oppose it.
"I hadn't a very large measure of
confidence in the idea being graciously
and favorably received hy the repub
licans; I fancied the progressives would
see in it some practical common sense.
I reasoned that a brah'l new organ
ization would be less in a rut, less
wedded to name and free from slavery
to party traditions.
"The evidence, as it comes , in from
the whole country, reveals the repub
licans as in a receptive moo8 —anxious-
ly receptive, for the most part—for the
political union, if it can be brought
about in a mutually satisfactory way.
On the other hand, the progressives,
for the most part, to judge from the
evidence I have, turn a cold shoulder
on the idea of amalgamation of any
kind. In their triumph over the repub
licans at the polls in November, and in
their zeal for the new party, they feel
strong enough to go it alone, confident
in the belief that recruits in great
numbers are sure to flock to them.
"This is not the opinion of all pro
gressives, but I should say that it is
of a large majority of them. The
men of the progressive party naturally
differ in their opinions and shares of
opinions as to the men of all other
parties. The> do not all think by a
stereotyped formula amalgamation or
nonamalgamation is a matter of tem
perament and of individual opinion.
Speaking for myself, I am convinced
that the desirable thjng to do. the
common sense thing to do and the safe
thfhg to do In the present situation
is to weld the scattered units of the un
thinking alike into one organization
that will have bigness and'virility and.
power—power tt contest the field suc
cessfully with the democratic'party.
"I make this statement on the as-,
sumption that the union would lie en
abled without the sacrifice ojf- th« es
sential principle of the part of either
side and with good feeling .
MAXV REMAINED I.V PAHtV
"It is well not to jforp-et that if the
delegates of the republican party con-''
vention who fought for, • Roosevelf in
the preconvention campaign shoulder
to shoulder with us of the progressive
party, a very large, percentage, per
haps *50 or 80 per cent, remained in the
republican when the split came and
are there yet. These men, for the.i
BY SUICIDE NURSE
English Woman Leaves Di
rections for Disposition
of Her Body
LONDON. Jan. 15.—Shocking- was th»
scene, of another extraordinary shoot
ing l tragedy, as a sequel to which a
woman's, remarkable last letter wai
made known recently.
The woman was Miss Florence Fos
ter of Church road, Southen-on-Sea, 36
years old and of considerable private
means, and she shot herself, in the
woods near Brookwood cemetery In I 5
most .dramatic manner.
Miss Foster, who was formerly a
nurse., arrived by train about /nidday
and hired a taxicab at the station, in
■strueting , the chauffeur to drive her to
the crematorium, which he did.
Here she called upon the superin
tendent, Mr. Sargent, and handed him
ii sealed letter, requesting , him not to
op«n it for a little while. Although
thinking it a strange request, the su
perintendent complied with her wish.
She then re-entered the cab, saying:
"Drive me a little farther into the
Her driver. Rnhejt Bullman, at once
conveyed her some distant* along the
roaej in the direction of Brookwood.
and she alighted near a lane at the
back of tfee officers' mess, Jnkorman
Ten minutes later Bullman heard the
report -of a shot, but did not connect It
with his fare.
Some minutes later, however, he went
down the lane and found Miss Foster,
just alive, lying on the ground. S*he
had BemoveaV part of her clothing and
fired into her chest- Two revolvers
lay beside her and from one a shot had
Buyman immediately summoned med
ical aid and informed the police.
Meanwhile Mr. Sargent opened the
note that had been left with him. It
contained £13 in money. Miss Foster
asked thajt her body be cremated and
the lashes be placed in a white urn.
most part, are; progressives, but for
one reason oe another, from a belief
that greater efficiency could come from
the old party than a c new, stayed there,
bitter and chagrined a* they were at
the attitude and ■-acts of the conven
tion. Tf they would rome over to
the progressive party we could get
what we want—a big, strong, amalga
mated party in the progressive party
"But will they do so?. Seriously I
do not believe they will, and It ia be
cause I do not believe they wfll that I
advocate some way of getting together
that would be acceptable to them and
should be acceptable to us.
"If, by some such, plan as I have
suggested we could get together on
a platform similar to one that would
have been acceptable to Roosevelt and
on which he would have run as a re
publican nominee, if he had controlled
the national convention, shouldn't it be
a reasonably satisfactory instrument
to us now?
"I have from the first fought any
thing that looked like fusion In any
w*a.y. shape or manner with the repub
lican party. I have not believed in
being a branch of anything and I
don't believe in it now.
"But merging with the republicans
in a. new party with good feeling ami
oh a platform that would be mutually
satisfactory would be quite another
matter. I am for this, as I am against
fusion with the republican party while
each party maintains an Independent