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BE MAIN OBJECT
Senator Wright Has Plan|
Which Aims at Quick
Action on Measures
WILL BEGIN MONDAY
California Humane Society
Seeks to Make Itself De
partment of State
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
(Special Piepateh to The Call*
Saernmento, January Iβ.
The enactment of bills not involving
general public interest and the hasten
ing of committee -work on all measures
before the constitutional recess is the
avowed policy of the senate judiciary
The committee will pa to the senate
this morning in support of a resolution
suggested by Mr. Wright of San Diego.
It will ask the senate to provide for
the appointment of a -special commit
tee of three members on classification
That committee will divide pending
measures into two clunoi —1, bills to
bf passed before the interegnum; 2.
those to go over to the post recess ses
sion. After classification all commit
tees will be asked to take their work
and prosecute it with regular session
vigor to the end that all important
measures may be on the second read
ing file before the recess.
This arrangement will involve the
understanding that if popular objection
to the form of any measure develops
during the recess it shall be sent back
t6 commit toe immediately.
■BANS EXPEDITION AND ECONOMY
The adoption of thle plan means ex
pedition and economy. It also means
that tse bills in which the public is
expected to take a marked interest will
be tinkered by the «s°nate and their
policies Indicated before the popular
Verdict is requested.
Aβ forecasted by The Call, the reve
nue an<l taxation hearings will begin
at 2 oY!i>< k Monday afternoon. The
hearings wl>l be before the joint com
mittees of the senate and assembly.
One day will be given to each class
of corporation*. The railroads and
street railroads will have the right of
The entomologists held field day ex
ercises in both houses today. In the
guise of an attempt to collect taxes
on property of municipalities in other
counties. Mr. Clarke of Tnyo offered a
constitutional amendment striking out
the mortgage exemption adopted by the
people two years ago.
The California ITumane society,
through a bill introduced by Senator
Hewitt, uncovered an attempt to make
itself a department of the state gov
Senator Cassidy and Assemblyman
S'hmitt of San Francisco introduced
bills designed to open the books of cor
porations to creditors.
Senator Grant *>f San Francisco and
Assemblyman Bohnett of Santa Clara
county introduced bills designed to
base suits in equity and the issue of
temporary injunctions upon any citi
zen's- "reason to believe'" that a build
ing was used wholly or in part for
immoral purposes, and therefore, un
der the provisions of their bills, a
POM, TAX \<.Al\ ATTACKED
Under a different "bug" classification
was Assemblyman Kingsley's resolu
tion for a constitutional amendment
wiping out the poll tax, amounting to
nearly $850,000 last year, and a bill
promised or threatened by Assembly
man McCarthy; of San Francisco.
Mr. McCarthy promises to join the
ranks -»f the legislators endeavoring to
In'-rease the number of superior judges
in San Francisco from 12 to 16. Mr.
McCarthy differs from his colleague?,
however, in the originality of his no
tion 0 . purposes? to end the terms
cf the incumbent judges by legislative
act and provide for the election of 16
superior judges at tbe general election
i). I I
Senator George Hans enlivened the
pvc ir j S (.<; with a bill designed to de
prive beaters from the enjoyment of
their gallant penchant by ruling them
off the matrimonial course.
His measure provides that any man
divorced for exemplifying his ideas
touching social usages upon his spouse
with feet, fists, poker, etc., shall not be
permitted to many again in this state.
Mr. r*larke's constitutional amend
mi-t Iβ anything but what it appears
to b<» and what Clarke insists it is.
His explanation is that it is designed
to compel the city of Ix>s .Angeles to
pay !:txf-s- on its properties in Inyo
county. Those properties are held in
connection with the Owens river water
project, and under existing provisions
of the constitution are exempt from
MKASI RE ATTACKS < ONSTITI TION
If that were all there was in the
k pattern for a new constitutional
pertion, its adverse interest generally
would he confined to I»s Angeles and
San Francisco, but by numerous omis
sions the Inyo statesman strikes out
of the constitution the proviso written
into it by the people in November, 1910,
whereby an obligation for debt se
cured by land pledge specially was
declared not to be considered as prop
erty subject to taxation.
The Humane society bill introduced
by Hewitt at the request of the Los
AugeU-s Humane society leaders trans
forms the California Humane society
into the bureau of animal and child
protection and provides for the pay
ment by the state of the traveling ex
penses of its officers and agents and
the expenses incident to the printing
and distribution of its report.
The teachers , pension bill, according
to tlio plans approved by the Alameda
,:.!>■ teachers, was introduced in the
senate today by Edward Tyrrell of
Oakland. The bill provides for age and
service retirement and disability and
service retirement with pensions of not
less than $500 nor more than $1,000 a
The inheritance tax revenues are
made the base of supply for the pen
sion fund. The age and service pro
visions are for retirement at the age
of 60 and after 30 years' service. The
disability retirement section provided
for pensions after 20 years* service in
caae of mental or physical infirmity.
The graduation of pensions between
the prescribed minimum and maximum
Iβ to be worked out on the basis of 1 %
per cent of the average salary for the
10 year* next preceding retirement
multiplied by the whole number of
years of the teacher's service.
NO CONTRIBUTION BY TEACHERS
The btll is radically different from
that which the San Francisco teachers
are expected to support in that it pro
vides for no contribution from teachers
and provides for no exclusion from its
Controller A.B. Nyc,
Who Guards Treasury
benefits except those prescribed by its
ago and service sections.
Senator Wright of San Diego dropped
a seed of legislative discontent into the
bill hopper this morning. It was the
resolution for his promised constitu
tional amendment to prevent members
of the legislature from holding other
jobs Of profit under the state or federal
The proposed amendment not only
makes members of the legislature in
eligible to state, municipal and federal
places of profit, but it makes the in
cumbents of such berths ineligible to
Assemblyman Byrne and Senator
Owen are cosponsois for a bill to make
a minimum wage of $100 a month for
guards in the state prisons. Under ex
isting laws guards at Folsom and San
Quentin are paid $G5 a month. There
is no classification of service nor auto
matic promotion incentive to attract
the best material into competent prison
The Owen-Byrne bill not only pro
vides for a minimum wage, but for an
eight hour day for guards. The latter
provision will be amended s.o that it
will not be operative in times of emer
SENATOR ON STIIX HUNT
Senator Owen also is on a still hunt
for money appropriated .several years
ago for the construction of cottages at
San Quentin. Two houses were built.
Then the work stopped. Rumor has it
more construction work t > the methods
then employed by the engineering de
partment. Owens is of the opinion that
conditions are different now and that
the unexpended balance should be used
'■ in the erection of suitable cottages for
the employes of the prison.
Senator Birdsall is sponsor for a bill
which, if constitutional, will put a
crimp in the operations of unscrupulous
commission men and thousands of dol
lars in the pockets of the California
fruit and produce growers.
The bill provides that all fruit and
produce brokers and commission houses
shall, within 10 days after the date of
sale, make a return to the consignor
showing the cost and expenses charged
against the returns, together with the
name and address of the purchaser, the
condition in which the shipment was
received and the quantities received
and delivered under penalty of a fine
of $500 for each violation. It provides
that commission houses shall be liable
for damages for any loss by reason of
delayed account of sales.
The loss a consignor may sustain, in
I comparison with the amount he could
! have obtained in other markets or
from other agencies, is to be considered
approximate damage from delayed ac
count of sales. The measure of dam
ages is defined as the difference be
! tween the prevailing price in the gen
| eral market at the time of the receipt
lof the shipment by the consignee and
I the price received for such fruit or
produce as may be consigned to the
delinquent broker between the time
the account of sales was due and the
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16. —Recognition
of the republic of China by the United
States is urged in a joint resolution
introduced in the upper house of the
California legislature today by Sena
tor A. Caminetti of Jackson
The resolution, setting forth the suc
cess of this republic lias influenced the
Chinese in establishing a like form, de
clares that, "the citizens of the state
of California congratulate the people
of China upon their successful efforts
iti securing self-government and wish
them success in the great undertaking."
Besides urging recognition of the
new republic, the resolution directs the
California delegation in congress to do
all they can to get it.
The resolution was referred to the
committee on federal relations.
Horrors attendant upon hanging, as
depicted by newspaper writers, have
convinced Senator John J. Cassidy of
San Francisco that it ought to be
! abolished, and he has introduced in
stead a bill providing for execution
by electricity. This method now is in
I use in New York, Ohio and some other
Other bills introduced were as fol
By Owens —Raising salaries of guards
at state prisons from $6." to $100 per
month and fixing , their working day
at eight hours.
By Caminetti —Giving the state board
of health supervision of municipal
By Blrdsall—Allowing counties
pending the establishment of a state
tuberculosis sanatorium, to send their
patients to private sanatoriums, paying
not more than $1 per day.
By Thompson—That grand juries
shall audit the county offices devoted
to the expenditures of money.
TAXES ARE PROBLEM
But for the taxation situation, it
seemed likely today, the legislature
would not remain here for its entire
30 days, but the tax hearings are ex
pected to last at least through the
week, and after that there will be much
debate, especially in the senate, where
Senator John B. Curtin of Sonora,
author of the present taxation system.
Is preparing to combat any attacks
The senate was saddened today by
the announcement of the death of Mrs.
D. J. Beban, wife of the senator from
the twenty-fourth district, San Fran
cisco. Resolutions of condolence were
introduced by Senator Edward F.
Bryant of the San Francisco delegation
and were adopted. After the trans
action of necessary business the senate
adjourned in respect to the loss sus
tained by one of its members.
Delayed the Performance
He was the next number on the pro
gram to appear in evening drees. By
mistake they cent his pajamas. The
show was delayed until he could dress
properly on credit. $1 a week. 59
Stockton street, upstairs.—Advt.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
WILL BE WANTED
Demands of Legislators on
State Funds for Govern
ment Purposes Total
ftVCRAMENTO. Jan. 16.—State Con
troller Nye submitted a report today to
Governor Johnson, President Wallace of
the senate and Speaker Young of the
assembly, showing that the total amount
of general and special appropriations
which will be asked from the state in
this session of the legislature reaches,
a grand total of $26,639,526.50.
In addition, the members of the sen
ate and assembly have indicated their
! intention to propose appropriations to
be added to and in excess of the de
partment requirements as follows:
By the members of the senate, $1,116,- ]
f>os,r>o; by members of th* assembly,
$r!,521,000. making a total of $4,937,
As against these requests the state
board of control, and the state con
troller, acting jointly, have recom
mended that appropriations for this
year in the general appropriation bill
be $11,999,662 and in the special appro- i
priation bill $£,943,520, or a total of*
In 1911 the total appropriations ,
amounted to $14,524,004.66, showing an
excess for 1913 over 1911 of $1,419,
--447.34, an increase of 10.38 per cent.
In addition to this the" board of con
trol- has made recommendations, not
joined in by the controller, which adds
to the joint recommendation of the
board of control and controller $102,000
and to the special appropriation bill
$1,884,600, making a total of $2,036,600.
This brings the total of the board of
control recommendations to $17,980,082,
which would show an increase over the
total appropriations of 1911 of 23.J9 per
It is almost a certainty that OJye's
figures will be increased greatly when
the final appropriation bills are read.
O AGAINST SLAVERS
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16. —Preparation
of the lower house of the legislature
today to take up in committee the con
sideration of bills brought out the fact
that the state engineer's force is using
ail but six of the assembly committee
rooms. There are 45 standing assem
Assemblyman Milton M. Schmitt of
San Francisco urged that the rooms
be cleared immediately and turned over
to the assembly, but other members
came to the defense of the engineer's
office, which, they said, even now was
working under great disadvantage
from lack of space.
It was suggested that temporary
quarters in nearby buildings be secured
for the two or three months required
by the committees. No action was
HARD ON WHITE SI-AVERS
Bills dealing with the social evil
appeared in the assembly today for the
first time this session. Assemblyman
L. D. Bohnett of Santa Clara county
Introduced a measure based on the
lowa injunction bill, declaring a resort
a nuisance and empowering the dis
trict attorney to bring an action for
itsr abatement against the proprietor
or keeper and the owner of the prop
Assemblyman C, W. White of Trinity
county introduced a measure contain
ing three important amendments to
the present "'white slave law."
It increases the penalty for pander
ing to from 10 to 25 years, the present
imprisonment provided being from one
to 10 years; making the proprietor of
a resort liable to the same punishment,
and making it possible for a woman
to testify against a "white slaver" who
marries her regarding events "either
before or after her marriage."
SOME NEW MEASURES
Among the bills introduced today
were the following:
By Wood ley—Concurrent resolution approving
the new charter adopted by the county of Los
Bγ Bohnett — Increasing salary of deputy super
intendent of statp printer to |3.200 per your.
By McCarthy—Extending McEnerny act six
By Gelder —Making the exclusion of any child
from any public or private school because of
nonvaeHnation a misdemeanor: also applying the
same penalty to persons responsible for forcible
vaccination; making it unlawful for any boards
of health or education to require vaccination as
an entrance condition, and rej>ealing the act of
188fl requiring general vaccination.
By Brown—Providing for the administration
of the estates of missing persons after an ab
sence of seven year*.
By K'lis- Regarding the organization of storm
By Moorliotise—s2s,ooo for joint construction
with Arizona districts of bridge across Colorado
river at Yiuna.
B<j Schmitt —Regarding sanitation of public
buildings and railroad cars.
By Jonnstone—Appropriation Jfeo.noo for a
farm in southern California for the L'nivereity
By .Ti>hnston—"Anti-Injunction" labor bill.
By Benedict —Relating to mechanics' lions.
By Hinklo —San Diego eonnty government bill.
By Clark —Allowing county superintendents (if
schools traveling expenses.
By Byrnes—Relating to salaries of peniten
By frcldes—Making it a misdemeanor for any
physician or nurse not to disinfect his person
and clothing when leaving infectious or con
By Morgmistcrn -Providing that a will exe
cuted by a man is revoked by his subsequent
marriages and is not revived by the death or
Hy Benedict —Providing that county records
must indorse papers received with the day.
hour and minute of receipt.
By Smith-Removing the ?».00f> membership
limit on mutual benefit associations.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—A confer
ence attended by State Controller Nye.
State Printer Richardson, Clyde S.
Seavey of the state board of control.
Superintendent Hyatt of public instruc
tion and Attorney General Webb was
held toda yto devise means of injuring
funds for the publication of state text
books until such time as the legisla
ture may enact legislation to supple
ment the free textbook amendment. On
advice of the attorney general, Mr.
Seavey was instructed to prepare an
emergency bill which in effect will
place the state textbook, amounting to
approximately $160,000, at the imme
diate disposal of the state printer.
If a woman has no husband of her
own she may find fault with her neigh
The average man has a lot more to
say about what he is going to da than
about what he has done.
And many a wouldbe savior of hie
country has had to go to work after
the votes were counted.
Figuratively speaking: a man and his
wife are one, but the figures on the
grocery bill are apt to disprove it.
We are told that every* cloud has a
silver lining—and there is where a
cloud has the ever lasting bulge on
the average married man's pocket
Many a man fools himself when he
thinks that he is fooling his wife.
Relatives of a newly married couple
never interfere—if they haven't any.
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TAX
INCREASES BEGIN MONDAY
Call Published in Papers Is Only Notice Involved Com
panies Will Receive That Revenue Issue Will Be
Thrashed Out to Meet Deficit in State Treasury
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—A call for
public hearings for corporations af
fected by the state's proposed increase
in the state tax rate was Issued here
tonight by Senator Newton W. Thomp
son of Alhambra and Assemblyman W.
A. Sutherland of Fresno, chairmen of
the upper and lower house committees
on revenue and taxation.
The call, as it appears in the news
papers tomorrow morning, will be the
only notl'-e ser¥#df both chairmen said,
it being reach all affected
corporations by letter.
The hearings will be held all next
week, beginning at 2 p. m. each day, in
the senate chamber or else in some
! large e'ommittee room.
TJie days allotted to the different
classifications of corporations are as
Monday, January 20—Railroad and
street railway companies.
Tuesday—Sleeping car and other
car companies and express companies.
Wednesday—Telegraph and telephone
Thursday—Gas and electric compa
Friday — Insurance companies and
Four Belles, Including Miss
Elkins, Will Participate
in Great Street Dem
CAPITAL SMART SET
TO ADVOCATE CAUSE
Campaign to Be Conducted
Through Drawing Rooms
and Other Mediums
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—At last
Washington society has taken up suf
frage. The great cause of "votes for
women" promises to be the vogue in
the national capital during this com
ing year with its multifold promises of
social transformations. The babe from
the Bay state which waddled west as
an ugly duckling- many years ago to
hathe in the sunshine and sweetness
of God's own country and made strong
has returned to the east a lovely white
The announcement that Miss Kath
erine Eikins. Miss Julia Goldsborough,
Miss Mary Morgan of Washington and
Miss Lucille Cherbonier of Maryland
are to lead the troop of dazzling dianas
in the great suffrage parade the eve
of Inauguration day has quickened so
ci«p r *a interest in the plans of the
paraders and the cause itself. Women
who frowned on the suffrage move- j
ment a few weeks ago now are plan- j
ning to give suffrage teas. Suffrage j
saloons will be many and the conver- |
slon of those among the nation's leg- j
islators who still hold aloof thereby
will be hastened hugely.
"FIRST LADIES" I* SYMPATHY
The attitude of Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son and the Wilson girls toward the
cause is understood to have something
to do with society's sudden decision to
take up suffrage. The "first ladies
elect" are understood to be more than
friendly to the women's war of eman
cipation. Society always has an at
tentive "ear to the ground" and, after
all, many women in Washington hith
erto have shunned suffrage tendencies
because they were not supposed to be
"quite the thing."
Washington opinion on this matter
has been more affected by the militant
tactics of the English women than that
of any other city in the United States.
Washington moves in the orbit of the
world's great capitals. Sentiment be
tween these centers of government is
infectious. We belong to a little solar
system all our own—the greatest of
sill systems, of course! in the opinion
(if those who compose the ruling com
The accession of the "big four"—
Miss Elklns and her three famous blue
ribbon winning friends—is a tremen
dous stroke of luck for the paraders.
'•BIG FOUR" TO BE MOUNTED
Everybody knows Miss Elkins, for
Every Day Helps to Beauty
(From the Toilette Guide.)
"To remove superfluous hair on face
or forearms, make a paste with a lit
tle powdered delatone and water. Cover
the hairs, leave on two minutes, wipe
off, waih tlie skin and the hairs will
be gone. This treatment is less ex
pensive than the electric needle and
just as satisfactory in results. .
"No woman looks her best when suf
fering from aches and pains. Mother's
Salve is penetrating:, entering , the
pores at once and giving almost instant
relief. It Is comforting and soothing
for pains and aches in back or joints,
sore muscles, bruises, rheumatism or
"The beautiful complexion of girl
hood can be retained, or restored, If
lost, by gently massaging face, neck
and arms each morning with a solu
tion male by dissolving an original
package of mayatone in a half pint of
witch hazel. It leaves the skin smooth
and white, soft and lovely.
"Do not wash your head too fre
quently, as water dulls and deadens the
hair. Just put four ounces of orris
root In a fruft jar and mix this with an
original package of therox. Sprinkle a
little on the head, brush out thorough
ly and It will with It all dust,
excess oil and dandruff. Therox makes
the hair fluffy and beautifully lustrous.
"If the eyebrows are lighter In color
than , the hair, or thin and straggly,
they can be improved by gently mas
saging pyroxin Into the roots with the
finger tips. Pyroxin will make the
lashes grow long and evenly."
of all that are interested in SI'XDAY
RKST I-AW, now before State Senate,
NEXT SISDAY, Jaa. 19. at B. B. Hall,
140 Eddy St.,
at 2;SO P. M. All are welcome.
•TATE FEDEKATIOH OF JOUSmCTMAV BAH
BEES' UHIOMS, A. H. LOOSER. President.
Representatives of corporations, upon
arriving, will be expected to report to
the cftmmittee clerks their names and ]
the companies they represent.. This is
not obligatory, but the time at the
hearings will be divided among the
various agents, and none will be recog
nized as entitled to speak who Ires
not registered. Otherwise, it was said,
it would be impossible to know how
many men intended to speak.
DEFICIT NECESSITATES ACTION
The announcement of the hearings
says that the "apparent deficit in state
revenue has m.ade it necessary to un
dertake revision of the rates fixed by
the new syetem of taxation provided
for by the constitutional amendment
commonly spoken of as constitutional
amendment No. 1," and the subject will
receive immediate consideration.
It was learned tonight that Senator
J. B. Curtin of Sonora, author of the
system, is at work on a statement, to
be introduced soon, by which he expet ts
to show, substantially, that the state
has more money now than ever before;
has loaned more money and has spent
more money, and that nothing is wrong
with the system.
whom a prince still sighs in vain. The
Abruzzi romance is not much men
tioned now in Washington—never, of
course, within the hearing of Miss El
kins. , Few know her heart's secrets,
but all who know her love this higTi
spirited and accomplished daughter of
a great senator and thorough Ameri
can. Miss Elkins. Miss Goldsborough,
Miss Morgan and Miss Cherbonier will
be seen on their famous mounts, and
among the other women who have
promised to ride are Mrs. Glenn A.
?mith Tinnan, Mrs. Churchill Candee
and Miss Janet Allen, as well as many
others who have won wide reputations
as dashing riders.
Another interesting feature is the
band of society newsgirls who will sell
programs along the route of march.
The program will contain the descrip
tion of pageants, the work of Miss
Hazel McKay and Miss Glenn A. Smith
MISS FOLEY MILL SPEAK
Miss Margaret Foley of Beachton,
the apostle of working girls, whose
voice is of marvelous quality, will be
one of a group of notable suffragette
speakers who will spread the gospel
of srffrage abroad in Washington dur
ing inaugural week at open aJr meet
ings. Other speakers for the week in
clude Miss Inez Milholland and Mrs.
Raymond Brown of New York.
Th» annual campaign in Washing
ton will be conducted through a series
of "drawing rooms." for which noted
social leaders, including Mrs. Champ
Clark, Mrs. William Kent and Mrs.
S Robert M. La Follette will give the use
of their drawing rooms; open air meet
ings, meetings for government women
workers, teachers and authore. Act
ively interested in the work are the
two daughters of Representative Eb- |
enzer Hill of Connecticut. The Misses
Hill address meetings daily, and are
aiding earnestly the work of the parade
by serving on committees as well.
From Baltimore will come a delega
tion of 200 from the Just Government
league of that city, headed by Mrs.
Donald Hooker, president. They will
come aboard a special train decorated
with suffrage colors.
All Furs Vβ OH
Our Greatest Clearance Sale Is Now in Progress
The fur season has still three months to run—in fact, in our climate, furs are
worn every month in the year. But it is our rule to close out all manufactured
furs in January. Hence our entire stock of Coats, Scarfs,
Collarettes, Animal Boas, Fancy Neckpieces and Muffs
ff /ss>s*nH i\ * s now on sa * e at manu^acturer ' s cost
/ During This Sale You Can Buy
)&<zrWh An y $ 250 Fur for 5166.65 Any $25 Fur for... . $16.65
Any $200 Fur for... .$133.35 Any $20 Fur f0r.... $13.35
Any $150 Fur for. .. .$lOO.OO Any $15 Fur for. .. . $10.00
v&- An y $10 ° Fur for - •• • $ 66 - 65 An y $ 10 Fur for - •■ • $e.es
\/* /HXfiflS3\lu£l An >' $75 Fur for $50.00 Any $8 Fur for $5.35
Any $50 Fur for- ■• • 533 - 35 An >' $5 Fur for - ■ $3.35
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Helping Californians Help Themselves
Saving Labels Means Saving Money
You are not "making the most of everything" if you ate
THE CALL'S "MADE IN CALIFORNIA" PAGE,
Hundreds of useful articles given for labels^—some
thing for boys; something for girls; houselUld necessities
for the housewife and practical presents for r'apa."
No Blanks — Something for Everybody
Who Will Work
LABOR MEN ANGRY
AT RULING MADE
BY U.S. ATTORNEY
Money for Tveitmoe's Re
lease Soon Raised, but
Bonds Must Go East
Considerable anxiety was caused
among , the union labor men engaged in
raising the bond for the release of
Olaf Tveltmoe from L*avenworth peni
tentiary yesterday by a telegram from
United States Attorney C. M. Miller of
Indianapolis informing acting United
States- Attorney Benjamin McKinley
that Miller did not care for the United
States attorney in San Francisco pass
ing on the qualifications of the bonds
men. No explanation was offered in
the telegram, although it did say that
if information was required about the
bondsmen the office here would be con
When the telegram arrived. Attorney
McKinley had just begun to examine
those who were to complete the list
necessary to raise $120,000. The work
of furnishing the bond here was begun
late Wednesday afternoon, and labor
union men and women had qualified in
the sum of $42,000. leaving a balance
of $78,000 to be raised. Two bondsmen
hajl been examined when the proceed
ings were brought to a halt. Attorney
McKinley read the telegram aloud to
those assembled and announced that he
would not go further with the matter.
McCarthy is indignant
"This action. ,, said P. H. McCarthy,
when he heard the dispatch read, "is
the work of a man who has no idea of
the oath of his office. United States
Attorney Miller has Rent (his dispatch
so there will he further delay and the
men who are entitled to their liberty
pending their appeals will have to re
main in jail. It is an outrage against
McCarthy immediately arranged for
United States Commissioner Francis
Krull to acknowledge the rest of the
bondsmen without the assistance of the
United States attorney's office.
The largest amount was pledged by
Mrs. Tveitmoe, who was fourteenth on
"Wait a minute," she said, when di
rected where to sign her name. "Am
She was assured that hers was not
the unlucky number, which had fallen
to the lot of James Green of 456 Third
street, San Francisco, a pile driver,
who pledged $5,000.
"It's had enough as it is," added Mrs.
Tveitmoe, and then signed her name.
THOSE WHO QUALIFIED
Those who qualified are Mrs. Ellen
Vaughan of 80 Mizpah avenue, a house
wife. $3,500; Carl F. Mammer and Signe
Hammer, cutter and housewife respect
ively, of 4056 Twenty-third street,
$§.000; Carl W. Mueller of 1046 Golden
Gate avenue, a lawyer, $10,000; William
H. Barry of 1337 Sixth avenue, San
Francisco, publisher, $5,000; James
Green of 436 Third street, pile driver,
$5,000; Patrick Connor of 868 Haight
street, carpenter. $5,000; Mrs. Ingeborg
Tveitmoe of 119 Prospect avenue,
housewife, $70,000, including 640 acres
in San Bernardino county, and Mrs.
Annie Clancy of 27 Excelsior avenue,
The total amount raised, Including
the $42,000 pledged the first day, is
$143,500, which is $23,000 more than
No reason was given by the labor
leaders for not raising the Tveitmoe
bond in Los Angeles, as they had
DANIEL SITS IN
Pretty Girl Is Given Liberty
by Judge Shortall—Why
She Telephoned in
Miss Mollie Freed, the pretty sten
ographer whose telephone courtship of
"Handsome" Walter Speyer, general
manager of the New Zealand Insurance
company, vexed him so much that he
caused her arrest on the charge of
disturbing the peace, before Judge
Shortall. yesterday, defended her ac
tion on the ground that 1912 was leap
The case was dismissed when Miss
Freed promised to confine her tele
phone love making, in the future, to
less handsome, but more appreciative
men. night the young woman
was confined to her bed suffering from
a nervous chill and her condition was
not bettered by the knowledge that
her troubles with Speyer have resulted
in the loss of her position with the
British Bank of North America. Her
idol spent most of his day and evening
avoiding the "Joshes" of acquaintances.
who insist on calling him "Lothario."
"This isn't such a terrible offense,
your honor," said Attorney Epsteen
before Judge Shortall. "Much of the
telephoning occurred In 1912, which was
leap year, and surely a young woman
has as much right to be persistent In
her wooing; as a. man. 'Faint heart
ne'er won fair lady," nor yet, as in this
case, 'handsome man. , ••
"Where did you first meet this
woman?" thundered Epsteen at Speyer.
"I am not certain," faltered the in
"That Iβ a very evasive answer. Mr.
Speyer," interposed Judge Shortall.
"The handsomest man" was cross ex
amined for a very long half hour, dur
ing which time he was asked if he
ever engaged in physical culture exer
cises and also if he appeared in court
accompanied by Policeman "Big" Fo
garty because he feared the frail de
When Miss Freed was told by Judac».
Shortall that she might leave the court
room he admonished her not to re
peat the annoyance and she gave her
"This Isn't the last of this case," said
Mr. Speyer. "I have a premonition
there will be more of it."
During the day Mr. Speyer refused to
take a chance at the telephone and his
admiring friends were compelled to
explain his gratification at his easy
winning of his new title by means of
•written messages and hastily shouted
greetings as he passed In and out of his"
offices in the New Zealand building.
AGENTS IN KNIFE FIGHT
C. R. Murray Aeka Warrant for Lot
Angelea Man After Battle
(Special Dispatch to The Cain
RENO, Jan. Iβ.—C. R. McMurray. •
San Francisco insurance man, today
applied to the district attorney for a
warrant for the arrest of John Mc-
Mahon, representing the Pacific Mutual
Insurance company of Los Angeles , .
McMurray alleges he was attacked by
McMahon In Sparks. The men engaged
in a flght, when McMurray says Mc-
Mahon used a knife, a deep slash pene
trating to a spot over his heart, all
that saved him from serious injury
being his pocketbook.