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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 Dispatch to Tbe Call)
Sflpramentii, January Iβ.
The enactment of bills not involving
general public interest and the hasten
ing of rontmJttee work on all measures
before tho constitutional recess is the
avowed policy of the senate judiciary
The committee will go t» the senate
this morning- In support of a resolution
suggested by Mr. VPyight of Pan Diepo
It wHI 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 ttvo classes—l, bills to
be passed before tbe interegnum; 2.
those to g-o over to the post recess &es-
Bion. After clarification ali commit
tees will be asked to takp their work
"nil prosecute it with regular session
vigor to the end that all important
measures may be on the second read-
Ing filo before the recess.
This arrangement will involve ths
understanding thnt if popular objection
to the form of any measure develops
dfirira? the recess it shall be sent back
to committee ijruneijiately.
MEANS FXPEDITIOX A\D ECONOMY
The .adoption of tl>is plan means ex
pedition aitd economy. It also means
that the bills In which the public is
expected to take a marked interest will
be tinkered by the senate and their
policies indicated 1 before the* popular
verdict is requested.
As forecasted by The Call, the reve
nue, and taxation hearings will begin
at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The
hearings will be before the joint com
mittees of the senate and assembly.
One day will be given to each class
of corporations. Tlie railroads and
street railroads win have the right of
The entomologists held field day ei
er.-ises in both houses today, in the
guise of an attempt to collect taxes
on property of municipalities in other
counties, Mr. Clarke of Inyo offered a
constitutional amendment striking out
mortgage exemption adopted by the
peop'e two ypars ago.
. he California ITumane society,
throucr'i a bHI intfSduced by Senator
Hewitt, uncovered an attempt to make
ft»ejf i department of the state gov
s>-r.Htor <"a#sldy and Assemblyman
mitt of San Francisco introduced
8 rips'smed to open the books of enr
pomtir.n« to creditors.
Senator Orant of San Francisco and
Assemblyman Rohnett of Santa Clara
rniintA- introducer] bills designed to
.- ratta in equity and the Issue of
temporary injunctions upon any citt
aton'ji "reason to believe" that a build
in k was used wholly or in part for
JmfTiora! purposes, and therefore, un
d«*r the provlsfons of their bills, a
POM. TAT ftfiJini ATTACKED
I'nder a. different "bug" classification
was Assptnblyman Klngsley's resolu
tion for a constitutional
out the poll tax. amounting to
nearly $850,000 last year, and a bill
promised Or threatened by Assembly
mnn McCarthy of San Francisco.
Mr. \JcCarthy promises to join the
ranks rff the legislators endeavoring to
Increase the number of superior judges
In sSrf Francisco from 12 to 16. Mr.
McCarthy differs from his colleagues,
However, in the originality of his no
tions. He purposes to end the terms
of the incumbent judges by legislative
act and provide for the election of Iβ
superior judges at the general election
Senator George Hans enlivened the
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 marry again in this state.
Mr. Clarke's constitutional amend
ment is anything but what It appears
to be and what Clarke insists it is.
His explanation is that it is designed
to compel the, city of Los Angeles to
pay taxes 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
MEASURE ATTACKS CONSTITUTION
, Tf that were all there was in the
Xc irke pattern fora new constitutional
Bt tion. if,s adVerse interest generally
would be co&ftned to L»os Angeles and
Francisco, but by numerous omis
sions the Inyo statesman strikes out
of the constitution tHfe proviso written
Intc it by the in November, 1910,
whereby an obligation for debt se
cured by land pledge specially was
dP'-larcd not to lie considered as prop
erty subject to taxation.
The Humane society bill introduced
by Hewitt at the request of the 1..0S
Angeles 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 the plans approved by the Alameda
county teachers, was introduced In the
senate today by Edward Tyrrell of
Oakland. The provides for age and
service retirement and disability and
Service getlremeht with pensions of not
leas 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 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
case of mental or physical infirmity.
The graduation of pensions between
the prescribed minimum and maximum
is to be worked out on the basis of 1 % j
per cent of the average salary for the
10 years next preceding retirement
multiplied by the whole number of
years of the teacher's service.
NO CONTRIBUTION BY TEACHERS
i The bill 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. Nye,
Who Guards Treasury
benefits except those prescribed by its
age 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, hut it makes the in
cumbents of such berths ineligible to
Assemblyman Byrne and Senator
Owen are cosponsors 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
Quentfn are paid $65 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 njinimum "wage, but for an
eight hour day for guards. The latter
provision wift be amended so that it
will not be operative In times of emer
SENATOR ON STILL, HUNT
Senator Owen also is on a still hunt
for money appropriated several years
figo for the construction of cottages at
San Quentln. Two houses were built.
Then the work stopped. Rumor has it
that the prison officials preferred no
more construction work to 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.
Th»» loss a consignor may sustain, in
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 th*» prevailing price in the gen
eral market at the time of the receipt
of the shipment by the consignee and
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
CONGRESS TO KNOW
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—A memorial
on the orange situation, emanating from
the office of the state horticultural
commissioner and having behind ■it the
full weight of the legislature, has been
prepared and will be forwarded to con
gress. • \ _ .' ; -
■ Horticultural Commissioner Cook pre
pared the document today, and tomor
row it will be presented to the legisla
ture in the form of a joint resolution. /
• 3 The resolution'calls attention to the
! unprecedented damage done to the cit
j rue fruits and trees of California by the
recent cold * weather, entailing * losses
that affect i seriously one of the great
est industries in the, state and the pros
perity and livelihood of £ thousands of
I persons. ■ ■ ' ' '■" ■
It then recites that the effect of frost
on t many ' fruits, particularly 7 citrus, .is
[ but little known, but the ? belief is ex-
I pressed > that large sums may be saved
in this and other horticultural branches
by a more } thorough knowledge of ' the 1
means ,of ; prevention, if such exist. , ;
. "The interests of the whole country,"'
the memorial reads, 'demand a thor
ough investigation of this question by
! the department of j agriculture throughi
the most competent experts obtainable."
' And *to this end congress is requested
to authorize the department of agri
culture at once ;to take up the question.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—A confer
ence attended by State Controller Nye,
State Printer Richardson, Clyde S.
Slavey of the state board of control.
Superintendent Hyatt of public instruc
tion and Attorney General Webb was
held today to devise means of insuring
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 fund, amount
ing to approximately $160,000, at the
immediate disposal of the state prin
"FRAT" BOYS HELD UP
' BERKELEY, .lan. 16.—While on their
way to a sorority dance Charles Fowler
and W. D. Fink, members of the Kappa
Sigma fraternity, were held up and
robbed by two footpads at Dana street
and Charming way at. 9 o'clock tonight
of their overcoats, watches, money, hats
ajid fraternity pins.
Delayed the Performance
Hβ was the next number on the pro- I
gram to appear in evening dress. By
mistake they sent his pajamas. The
show was delayed until he could dress
properly on credit, $1 a week. 59
Stockton street, upstairs.—Advt.
THE SAIST FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
WILL BE WANTED
Demands of Legislators on
State Funds for Govern
ment Purposes Total
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—State Con
troller Nye submitted a report today to
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,
--606.50: by members of the assembly,
55.521.000, 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
priation bill $3,943,520. or a total of
In 1911 the total appropriations'
amounted to $14,524,004.68, 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, wot
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 23.79 per
It is almost a certainty that Nye'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
all but six of the assembly committee
room?. 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 OX WHITE SLAVERS
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
it* 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 I
the present "white slave law."
It increases the penalty for pander- j
ing to from 10 to 25 years, the present
imprisonment provided being from one
to 10 ;mb; 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 SEW MEASURES
Among the bills introduced today
were the following:
By Woodley —Concurrent resolution approving
the new charter adopted by tbe county of Los
By Bohnett— Increasing salary of deputy super
intendent of state printer to $3,200 per year.
By McCarthy—Extending McEnerny act ■Iγ
By Oelder—Making the exclusion of «ny child
from any public or private school because of,
nonvaculnatlon a misdemeanor; also applying the
■ame penalty to persons responsible for forcible
TarcinatioD , . making It unlawful for any board*
of health or education to reqnlre vaccination as
an entrance condition, and repealing the act of
lSßf> requiring general vaccination.
By Brown —Providing for the administration
of the estates of missing persons after an ab
sence of M»ven yearn.
By F.llfc —Regarding the organization of storm
By IfoorbooM—f2s.ooo for Joint construction
wltu Arizona districts of bridge across Colorado
river at Yuma.
B.v Schmitt -Regarding sanitation of public
buildings an<l railroad car«.
By Jobnsf'me--Appropriating $eo.ooo for a
farm In southern California for the University
B.v Johnston—"Antt-injunctlon" labor bill.
By Benedict—Relating to mechanics' liens.
By Hlnkl*—San Diego county government bill.
By Clark- Allowing eminty superintendent* of
schools travel ins; expenses.
By Byrne*-—ftelatlng to salaries of peniten
Ey fierdes—Making It a misdemeanor for any
physician "<" nurse not to disinfpct hie person
and clotbinc when leaving infectious or con
By Morganetern—Providing that a trill exe
cuter! by a man is revoked by his subsequent
marrisges ami Is not revived by the death of
By Benedict--Providing that county records
must indorse pspern received with the day,
hour and minute of receipt.
B.v StniHi- Removing the ft.OOrt membership
limit on mutual benefit assoclatioas.
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. Caminett! of Jackson.
The resolution, setting forth the sue.
c*»ss of this republic has 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
Jn 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 be has introduced in
stead a bill providing for execution
by electricity. This method now is in
use in New York, Ohio and some other
Other bills introduced were a* fol
By Owens —Raising salaries of guards
at state prisons from $65 to $100 per
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
paper's tomorrow morning, will be the
only notice served, both chairmen said,
it being impossible to reach all affected
corporations by letter.
The hearings will b« held all next
week, beginning , at 2 p. m. each day, in
the senate chamber or else in some
large committee room.
The 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
month and fixing their working day
at eight hours.
By Camlnetti —Giving the state board
of health supervision of municipal
By Birdsall—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.
BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS
By Tyrrell—Teachers' pension act,
providing pensions for public school
teachers serving 30 years and for those
incapacitated after 20 years, the fund
to be maintained from the inheritance
By Tyrrell—Providing that the state
board of control shall audit expense
accounts for the return of fugitives;
providing that no person shall be held;
under arrest in detinue for more than
36 hours without privilege of ball.
By Cassidy—Opening the books of
corporations to creditors.
By Hewitt —Nullifying contracts for
attorneys' fees for minors; providing
that such fees shall be fixed by the
court and that where no guardian ex
ists in the case of a money award the
court shall appoint one to administer it.
By Juilliard — Appropriating $25,000
for a new normal school at Santa Rosa.
By Flint — Prohibiting extra state
shipments of wild game and prohibiting
the sale of wild game except jackrab
About $25,000,000 per year is the
amount which Senator John B. Sanford
of Ukiah estimates would be admitted
to the state's tax roll by two bills
which he introduced today.
The bills provide that county super
visors may appoint tax experts to un
cover properties now escaping taxation
and that, sitting as boards of equaliza
tion, they may subpena witnesses and
require the production of evidence.
"This law," said Senator Sanford,
"would affect only the rich, much of
whose property now escapes taxation,
whereas the poor man whose horse and
cow are visible always is taxed."
TAXES ARE PROBLEM
But for the taxation situation, It i
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 j
week, and after that there will be much
debate, especially in the senate, where
Senator John B. Curtin of Sonora,
I 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.
STUMP IN AFFIDAVIT
TELLS OF OIL LETTERS
Brother Produce* Statement Sarins
Document Warn lllapoaed of
to Hearst's Paper
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16. — A written
acknowledgment purporting to have
been signed by Charles Stump, August
1, 1905, that he disposed of certain
Standard Oil letters to "Mr. Chamber
lain" and "Mr. Mooney" of the New
York Journal, a Hearst newspaper, for
a consideration, was placed in evidence
today before the senate campaign con
tribution committee by George Stump,
brother of Charles Stump.
George Stump said he got his brother
to sign the paper and witnessed It
George Stump testified that the etate-
Every Day Helps to Beauty
(From tbe 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, wash the skin and the hairs will
be gone. This treatment is leas 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 Iβ penetratlner, 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 made by dissolving an original
package of mayatone in a half pint of
witch hazel. It Jeaves the skin smooth
and white, soft and lovely.
"Do not wash your head too fre
quently, as water dulls an« deadens the
hair. Just put four ounces of orris
root In a fruit Jar and mix this with an
original package of therox. Sprinkle a
little on the head, brush out thorough
ly and it will take with It all Oust,
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 SUNDAY
BRST LAW, now before State Senate,
NEXT SUNDAY, ■»«•• *•• «t B. B. Hall,
14» E44y St.,
at 2:30 P. M. AH are welcome.
fTATE FEDZBAXXO*OF WDBmnTILUr BAB
BERS' TOTOVS. A. H. LOOKKB, President.
Representatives of corporations, upon
arriving, will be expected to report to
the committee clerks their names and
the companies they represent. This is
not obligatory, but the time at the
hearing's will be divided among the
various agents, and none will be recog
nized as entitled to speak who has
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 made it necessary to un
dertake revision of the rates fixed by
the new system 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 expects
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.
ment was prepared in the Standard Oil
New York office.
The witness said Charles Stump was
dead, but that his brother in law,
Charles Blumeling, referred to yester
day as "Zimmer," was living. Hβ tes
tified that he was told that Blumeling
went to the New York Journal to get
the money for the letters.
FIGHT WASHING MACHINE
Maker* of Paper Money Declare Their
Vne AaaiatA Counterfeiter*
(SpeelaJ Dispatch to The Cell)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—1 nan ef
fort to enlist the services of Senator
Penrose of Pennsylvania in fighting
the washing machines which have been
enlisted in the subtreasuries, Edward
Beach, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Plate Printers' union,
and J. I* Kennedy, former member of
the Industrial commission, made a
statement in which they charged that
washing bank notes will be an advan
take to counterfeiters. A remarkable
counterfeit $5 silver certificate, the
most dangerous Imitation since the
famous "Monroe head ,, $100 bill was
suppressed in 1908, is now in circula-
I tlon and can not be distinguished from
bona fide notes that have been washed.
One of the washing machines is to be
installed in the subtreasury at San
j Francisco next week and the protest
!is designed to keep the device from
BEAUTIES ON WAY TO SCHOOL
Two Castillan beauties, Teressa and
Adele Terrazas, the daughters of one
of the oldest and wealthiest families
of Mexico, arrived in San Francisco
yesterday afternoon accompanied by
their brothers, John and Abel, sole
heirs to a great estate in Chihuahua,
Today they leave for San Jose, where
the young women will enter the Notre
Dame school and the boys will attend
Santa Clara college.
iAII Furs V 3 Off
I 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
j^= furs in January. Hence our entire stock of Coats, Scarfs,
9°^ arettes » Animal Boas, Fancy Neckpieces and Muffs
ff /s& *lKk X * s now on sa * e a * manu^ac * urer,s cos k
I During This Sale You Can Buy
fl^raf^L , ** Any $250 Fur f0r....5166.65 Any $25 Fur f0r. ... $16.65
W*>sP3fe< Any $200 Fur for.;.. $133.35 Any $20 Fur for. ... $13.35
Any $150 Fur f0r.... $100.00 Any $15 Fur f0r. ... $10.00
\£" Any $100 Fur for $66.65 Any $10 Fur for $6.65
1 \l* An y $ 75 Fur for $50.00 Any $8 Fur for 55.35
Any $50 Fur f0r.... $33.35 Any $5 Fur f0r.... $3.35
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THE CALL'S "MADE IN CALIFORNIA ,, PAGE,'
Hundreds of useful articles given for labels —some- *
thing for boys; something for girls; household necessities
for the housewife and practical presents for "Papa."
No Blanks — Something for Everybody .
Who Will Work
WILSON IN NOTE
President Elect Writes Com
mittee Country Has Out
grown Custom and
It's Too Costly
TRENTON, X> J., Jan. 16. —President
elect Wilson favors the abolition of
the inaug-ural ball. This became known
today when he sent a letter to Wil
liam Corcoran Eustls in Washington,
chairman of the inauguration commit
tee, asking him to consider the feasi
bility of omitting it.
Mr. Wilson's letter follows:
My Dear Mr. Eustis: After
taking counsel with a great many
persons and canvassing as well as
I could general opinion in the mat
ter, I have come to the conclusion
th3t it is my duty to ask you to
consider the feasibility of omitting
the inaugr-ural ball.
1 do this with a great deal of
hesitation, because I do not wish
to interfere with settled practices
or with reasonable expectations of
those who usually go to enjoy the
inauguration, but it has come to
wear the aspect of a sort of public
duty, because of the large indirect
expense upon the government in
cidental to it and because these
balls have ceased to be necessary
to the enjoyment of visitor*.
HOPES SUGGESTION IS IX TIME
I hope most, sincerely that this
request will in no way embarrass
you and that I have not too long
delayed in making the suggestion.
With cordial regards, sincerely
yours, WOODROW WILSON.
Among several conferences held by
Governor Wilson today was one with
Senator elect Broussard of Louisiana,
i who had been invited by the governor
to talk over matters, particularly the
question of abolishing the commerce
\ court. Mr. Wilson had no comment to
make on the subject after the confer
ence. Mr. Broussard expressed him
self as In favor of maintaining the
commerce court as a court of equal
WESTERN MAN FOR INTERIOR POST
Democratic senators from the Rocky
mountain region today sent to Presi
dent elect Wilson a letter urging the
selection of a representative of that sec
tion as secretary of the interior. Mr.
Wilson was assured that the appoint
ment of former Governor E. L. Norris
of Montana, former Governor James H.
Hawley of Idaho, J. N. Field of Oregon
or Clay Tallman of Nevada will be
satisfactory to the democrats of the
Senators Newlands of Nevada, Cham
berlain of Oregon, Meyers of Montana,
•erky of Idaho and Smith and Ashurst
of Arizona were the signers of the
COMMERCIAL CLUB ELECTION
The annual election of the San
Francisco Commercial club was held
yesterday and the following were
elected members of the board of di
Robert J. Tyson, Allen L. Chleker
ing, Frederick J. Koeter, Ixmls Bloch,
Clarence M. Oddie, P. S. Teller, W. A.
Starr, Alexander Russell, B. S. Hub
bard, George N. O'Brien and A. M. Dol
A meeting of the new board of di
rectors was Immediately called to or
der and the following officers were
President, Allen T* Chickeringr; vice
president, Frederick J. Koster; secre
tary, Clarence M. Oddie.
DANIEL SITS IN
Pretty Girl is Given Liberty
by Judge Shoftall—Why?
She Telephoned iA
"Leap Year , ? 0 \
Miss Mollie Freed, the Rretty stenog
rapher whose telephone "ecnjrtship o o f
"Handsome" Waiter Speyer, general
manager of the New Zealand Insurant
company, vexed him so much 0 that he
caused her arfest on the charge of
disturbing the peace, before Judge 0
Phortall, yesterday, defended hey ac-°
tion on the ground that 1912 was leap c
The case was 'dismissed when lfiss
FTeed promised to confine her o tele
phone love making, in the future, to
less han lsome. but more appreciative
men. Last 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
jln 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
haji as much right to be persistent ii
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 is 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 o if he
ever engaged in physical culture exer-
cises and also if he appeared lij court
accompanied by Policeman Fr>
garty because he feared the frail d< -
When Miss PYeed was told by> ; Judge
Shortall that she might leave the court
room he admonished her not to re-o
peat the annoyance and she gave her
"This Isn't the last of this (*ase," said
Mr. Speyer. "1 have a premonition
there will be more of It."
During the dtty Mr. Speyer refused tn
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 shotitp'l
greetings as he passed in and out of his
offices in the New Zealand building.
AGENTS IN KNIFE FIGHT
C. R. HcMnrray Aek« Warrant for bat
Angrelee Man After Battle
(Special Diep*tch~ tOoThe C*ll)
RENO, Jan. 16.—-C. R. McMurray. a
San Francisco Insurance man, today
applied to the district attorney for a
warrant for the arrest of %Tohn Me-
Mahon. representing the Pacific M*utual
Insurance company of L.q» Angeles.
McMurra*y alleges he waa attacked by e
McMahon in Sparks. The* men engaged
in a fight, when McMLuxray says Mβ-
Mahon used a knife, a deep slash pene
trating to a spot over his heart, alt
that saved him from serldlis injury
being his pocketbook.