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Gould Road Vice President
on Stand at Hearing Says
He Was Warned to
AS CLUB, HE AVERS
Told Not to Expect Traffic
Interchange If Electric
( nntinuort Krom J*ngf 1
Vallejo that our contract might be
. • I a talk with Mr.
!>proule and that Mr. Sproule bad told
him that the Western Pacific could
-archly expect to havr an Interchange
of traffic with Southern Pacific
'■"mpany If it entered Into contracts
with other lines opposed to the eys-
Mr. Schlacks said that lsis company
had put on a 100 hours fruit express to
1 hicago and that a protest came from
Now York bankers who were financing
opposition. It was made plain to
!>>Tfcl<ient of the Weetertl Pacific in
X.-w York that the Southern PftclSc and
Its allied corporations objected to the.
T'lan of fast service.
>V. P. LOSES FHEKiHT TRAFFIC
"We wont back to the 140 hours
■ <d-iK'." said Mr. Schlacks, "and I
noticed that this beat the former fast
schedules by 24 hours and that was
f-ome help to the shippers.
"Wβ pnt little of the fruit shipped
~r tlie protest •was made. Pressure
• an brought on the shippers in various
ways and they- deserted us."
Mr. Wheeler had H. M. Adams, traffic
manager of the "Western Pacific, on the
stand to show how the Southern Pa
cific railroad was charging the Western
If;o six-sevenths of the rates paid
the new company for certain traekaere
privileges in San Francisco, Oakland
A few minutes before Mr. Adams
took the stand A. A. Donison. secre
tary of the Oakland Chamber of Com
merce, presented Oakland's desire "to
have maintained fair terms of equality
between the rail carriers relative to the
Terminals on the other aide of the
DODGES THREAT ORIGIV
During , the cross examination of Mr.
Schlacks by William P. Herrin for the
Southern Pacific, Mr. Schlacks deftly
dodged the direct question of who had
threatened him as related in his pre
W. W. Cotton for the Union Pacific
argued that the Southern Pacific, on
paying the Western Pacific for certain
rights, was in the same position as the
"Western Pacific was when it paid the
Southern Pacific or any other road for
similar rights. It was a matter of
reciprocity, he said.
Traffic Expert Sanborn of the rail
road commission gave the commission,
at the commission's request, a history
of the early organizations of all the
roads subsequently known 33 the Har
Chairman Eshleman of the raiiroad
■ ommission during the afternoon hear
ing received a message from the attor
ney general, saying that the decision
involving the contract made subse
quent to tho supreme court's iinmerg
- order would b<* withheld until tlie
mmleatoa could be heard from.
.incuts for the contending rail
roads werf , begun at 4:15 o'clock and
laated until 7:25 o'clock. E. J. Me-
Cntchon represented the Central Pa
* ifir and was the first speaker. Juritre
Cotton followed for the Union Pacific,
• '.. S. Wheeler spoke for the Western
Pacific and Mr. Herrin closed with the
hern Pacific's contentions.
I*l3ll Assailed in St- Louis
ST. L/OUIS. Keb. 24.—The stock dis
tribution plnn for the dissolution of the
I'nion Pacific-Southern Pacific merger,
whi<Mi had been agreed upon by counsel
for the llarrlmaii lines and Attorney
<;eneral Wickershani was criticised
here today 1n arguments before the
federal judges who must pass on the
scheme before it can become effective.
The dissolution plan was placed be
fore the»TTnited States court for the
district of Utah, which for this particu
lar purpose was composed of circuit
judges. The judges who heard the ar
guments and who now hold the outcome
of the famous merger suit in their
hands were Walter H. Sanborn of St.
Paul. 'William C. Hook of I.eavenworth. j
Kan., and "Waiter I. Smith of Council j
The objection to the stock distribu
tion plan was entered in the arguments
l>y F. W. M. Cutcheon, counsel for the
Western Pacific Railway company.
The clause in the dissolution plan
providing for the exclusive use of the
Benicia cutoff, the short line between
Oakland and Sacramento, by the South
ern Pacific and the Union Pacific was
denounced by Mr. Cutcheon.
Maxwell Evarts. counsel for the
Southern Pacific, in discussing this
pn«M of the plan, paid:
'The Southern Pacific is willing to
grant to the W*estern Pacific whatever
rights it now has over the Benicia cut
oft. Those rights the Southern Pacific
is willing to perpetuate."
Sacramento Chamber Protests
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 24.—At a meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce today
resolutions were adopted opposing the
proposed joint leasfe of the Central
Pacific tracks between Sacramento and
Oakland to the Southern Pacific and the
rnion PaMfic. Only two votes were cast
against tlie resolution!?.
FAY FERGUSON'S DEATH
GRIEVES LOVING MAN
(Special Dispatch to the Call)
CHICO. Feb. 24.—Fay Ferguson, a
woman of the Vina redlight district,
vrho was shot accidentally by Slim
Holtz on the 14th of this month while
Holtz and Bob Pickett wer« h&ttlinsr
for the possession ot a pistol with
ivhich Holtz intended to kill Pickett.
died in the Sisters' hospital here this
Holtz will be charged with man
Three hours after the Ferguson
woman's death, "William Connolly, a
Ohfco resident, tried to kill himself
by ehootlng a-nd failed. The noise at
tracted people *n the hotel in which
he stayed, and they entered his room
just In time to prevent him from cut
ting his throat with a knife.
Hβ wrote a note saying his grief over
the death of the Ferguson woman,
whom he claimed was his wife, caused
the rash act. He is being guarded in
<"odes multlsrraphed and typewritten.
■"dressing. Lists. Ramsey Op pen
helm Co.. 112 Kearny street. P&onc
Chief Rabbi Going to London
New York Prelate Transferred
Dr. Joseph H. Hertz, chief rabbi of the British empire.
Noted Hebrew Divine Elected to Fill Respon
sible Position in British Empire
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Dr. Joseph H. Hertz,,the newly elected
chief rabbi of the British empire, will leave within the next few
days for London, where he will make his headquarters about March
5. In the accompanying reproduction from his latest photograph,
Doctor Hertz is seen in the study of his home at 9 East Ninety
TRANSUE TELLS OF HIS
Former Commissioner Says
He Cautioned Concern
of Realty Loans
The Continental Building and L*>an
association was considered solvent by
Jacob P. Transue of Los Angeles when
he was building and loan commissioner,
but he warned the officers of the com
pany that they were carrying too
many realty loan* 7 . This was the tes
timony of the former state official be
fore Judge Scawell yesterday at the
resumption of the hearing of Com
missioner Walker's petition for court
sanction of his act in taking chacge
of the Continental.
Attorney R. P. Henshall for the de
fense and Assistant Attorney General
Harrison for the state informed Judge
Seawell that the submission of testi
mony would be concluded today. It
was agreed that argument would begin
The testimony of Transue was ob
tained by Mr. Harrison in rebuttal of
testimony by Continental officials that
the corporation had been conducted on
an entirely safe basis. He declared
that he had warned the officials of the
Continental half a dozen times that the
realty they were carrying might prove
a handicap in case the corporation
found it necessary to liquidate hastily.
He added that his office never consid
ered the Continental in an unsafe con
Secretary Wiliiarn Corbin of the Con
tinental was recalled to testify with
regard to the bookkeeping on certain
classes of stock of the corporation. He
asserted that the Continental's method
of handling the. stock was without
flaw and could not have been kept in
any other way.
WASHINGTON CLUBS IN
PANIC BY LID MOVE
(Special niipttch to The Cell)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—Wiiahlng
ton clubmen are almost In a panic over
the Jones-Works excise amendment to
the district of Columbia appropriation
bill now pending in congress.
They have been told by competent
lawyers that should it be enacted into
law it will have the effect of abolish
ing the sale of liquor in nearly every
club in "Washington. The Metropolitan
club would not escape, it was declared
nor would the Army and Navy, The
Cosmos, the University, the Century,
the National Press and the Commercial
When this fearful fact was made
known In the clubs there was activity
such as has not been seen in a long
time. Lawyers who are members of
the club went at once to Representa
tive Burlf«on of Texas, who has charge
of the bill in the house, and protested
against the acceptance of the amend
MORE PRECINCTS FORMED
Woman's suffrage has so increased
the number of voters in this city that
the election commission found It neces
sary yesterday to again increase the
number of precincts, the law requiring
that each precinct contain approxi
mately 200 voters. The number was
increased yesterday from 657 to 672.
A report will be made by the commis
sion to the supervisors on March 3 on
the Judge "Weller recall petition, which
is now under investigation to deter
mine the sufficiency uK tlia signatures.
THE SAN FRANCTRCO CALL. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1913.
PARSON WILL NOT
However, Despite Red Blooded
Ministers Stand, Other Divines
Pass Resolution Against It
(Specie! Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO. Feb. 24.—Rev. Frank
Bruner, pastor of the Ogden Park
Methodist church, defended the pro
posed law legalizing boxing In Illinois
before the Methodist ministers today.
"You say' boxing is demoralizing."
said the minister. "Well, my. father
was the best boxer In our country.
I've seen my father and my brother
put on the gloves and mix It in lively
fashion. I never had on a glove my
self, but I can't see that there was
anything particularly brutal In the
bouts between my father and my bro
ther. I am not going to vote for a
resolution condemning the bill pend
ing in the legislature."
The resolution, however, was adopt
ed, though six ministers voted against
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
STOCKTON. Feb. 24.— Commlaeloner of Pub
lic Health and Safety Kenyou and Street Own
rotspioDrr O'Keefe ha»e issued an order to the
effect that all old «<M*l«»n structures within the
flre limit* must be torn down.
The maintenance depariiurut of the Sau Joa
qnin highway eystean ni>w b»- chare;* of 15",94
miles of improred highway. The department to
day filed Its semiannual report. The receipts of
the department were $44,564.19. while the ex
penditures wero $34,450.92.
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Insures you against alum and
all forms of adulteration that
go with the low priced brands.
School Directors Rescind Ac
tion Permitting Meet
ings in Buildings
Three Members Who Fa
vored Plan Absent and
J/oakHaND, Feb. 24.—The board of
\lucatk)n at a meeting tonight rescind
eoThe action taken a week ago and
i voted against the request of three so
cialist organizations for permission to
hold public meetings in the school
When the Twcnty-lthird Avenue So
cialist club, the Women's Socialist
league and the Young ePople's Socialist
lfague applied for permission to meet
in the schools the request was voted
down. School Directors A. S. Kelly, F.
B. Cook and Harry Boyle, who were in
favor of the plan, were unable to be
present, and IMss Annie V. Brown was
the only supporter of it. Those who
voted against it were Directors C. M.
Orr. John Forrest and M. R. Bronner.
Miss Brown said that she would re
open the question at the next meeting
of the board.
A. P. Stiefvatpr protested against
using the new Dewey school as an in
termediate school. No action was taken.
The contract for the construction of
a new school in Perry street was award
ed to the Van Sant-Houghton company
TWIN PEAKS TUNNEL TO
START ON 17TH STREET
Engineer O'Shaughnessy io TClfntinate
Proposed Subway FTom Present
On a recommendation from City En
gineer O'Shaughnessy the board of
works decided yesterday to confine the
construction of the Twin peaks tunnel
to the main bore from Seventeenth
street southwesterly to the exit on the
other side of the elevation, thus elim
inating for the present the proposed
subway approach which was to extend
from Seventeenth street to Valencia,
McCoppin and Mission streets.
Mr. O'Shaughjiessy. in advising
against the preparation of plans and
specifications for the subway, ex
plains that the matter requires ad
ditional study since, In his opinion, it
may be necessary to build the subway
considerably farther than at first pro
He suggests that the extension will
probably be made as far as Third
ROLPH FAVORS TURNING
OVER CITY LOTS TO KIDS
Mayor Dl»Rusted IVttk I>ott Bide lor
Leases Suggests Municipality Fol
low Strauss Firm's Plan
Mayor Rolph, In auctioneering five
pieces of city property for lease at the
meeting of the board of supervisors
yesterday, received such unsatisfactory
bids that he declared a great deal of
city land should not be leased at all,
but reserved for public playgrounds.
"Since the dedication Saturday of the
Koveralls playground by Levi Strauss
& Co. on the lot adjoining their fac
tory In Valencia street, it has struck
me that thi» example might well be
followed by other manufacturers and
by the city," said Mayor Rolph to the
WALSH CONFESSES GUILT
Xew York Police Captain Admit* Col
N"E"VT YORK. Feb. 24. —Police Captain
Thomas W. Walsh, implicated by Po
liceman Eug-ene Fox, eelf-confessed col
lector of "protection money," who later
confessed to having received graft
money from Fox. pleaded guilty today
to the indictment against him charging
Bail was fixed at $1,000 and sentence
deferred at the request of District At
torney Whitman, to whom Walsh con
fessed his part in the alleged system
of levying tribute from disorderly
Inspector Sweeney, who since his in
dictment on charges of bribery has
been reduced in rank to captain, plead
ed not guilty.
NEW YORK EDUCATOR HERE
Edward W. Stltt, district superin
tendent of schools of New York city
and superintendent of evening recrea
tion centers in the public srchools in
that city, arrived here yesterday to
attend the Pacific coast playground
and recreation congress, which opens
today. In the afternoon he called on
President d'Ancona of the board of
education and expressed his great sat
isfaction of the course of the board in
assisting the playgrounds commission.
Later he was escorted to a number of
SUNNY DAY FOR THE
So Says the Weather Bureau,
But Street Department
Takes No Chance
Vice President Elect Turns
Down Appropriation for
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—Despite the
fact that the weather bureau has prom
ised Washington clear and bright
weather for inauguration day, the
street cleaning department of the city
proposes to be prepared for a repeti
tion of the blizzard that married the
ceremony four years ago. A large force
of men has been thoroughly organized.
Besides 300 men regularly employed,
an additional 300 will be available
shoul.l conditions make it necessary to
keep the line of march free from sno#.
These men will be held in readiness on
the morning- of the parade. They will
be massed near the beginning of the
line of march and If necessary precede
the marchers and sweep the snow to
ward the elde of the streets, at the
snme time brushing , the cleared space
as rlry as possible. The line of march
this .year is nearly two miles long:,
and the entire distance will be watched
and kept clean and free.
The Isolation of Washington which
made the inauguration of President
Taft four years ago such a memorable
one can not occur this year, according
to information obtained from the tele
phone and telegraph companies here.
Within the last four years the com
panies have Installed a complete un
derground system of wires that t-xtends
from the capital to New York and
Boston through Baltimore and Phila
Marshall Declines Money
INDINAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 24.—Thomas
R. Marshall, vice president elect, re
fused $4,800 today. That amount was
carried In the regular appropriation
bill to reimburse Mr. Marshall for
money spent for house rent, light, heat
and water during his four years as
governor of Indiana.
The former governor said he did not
believe the appropriation constitutional
and sent word to the conference com
mittee to strike out the $4,800.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall leave for
Washington Wednesday, and lio said
he did not believe he would have the
opportunity to appear personally be
i fore the committee, as he had not com
pleted his inaugural speech.
Men Plead Not Guilty
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 2 4.—Seeley:
Davenport and Jacob Dunn, charged
with threatening the life of President
elect Wilson, entered a plea of not
guilty today before Judge Cross in the
United States district court. They
were commited to jail without bail to
await trial, probably next week.
The men, who were arrested last
December in New Jersey v/hile the
president elect was in Bermuda, are
charged with having written letters to
Mr. Wilson threatening that unless he
forwarded them money they would take
CALIFORNIANS TO SAIL
NEW YORK, Feb. 2 4.—Among the
passengers sailing on the steamship
George Washington of the North Ger
man Lloyd line on Saturday from New
York for London. Paris and Bremen,
were the following from California:
Miss Ilelene Decker, C Neumann, Lam-
Nnui at 4% Ppr Arrp B i 3 II BK MM B H£ I
iiuw di rci Hbi c ■ h in i I |M b jo I*!
The formation of a syndicate to buy land at wholesale undeveloped price,
on a plan that will enable the subscribers to the Cash Capital to participate, is
winning great favor.
From all parts of the state we are receiving inquiry. How can we do it?
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WE HAVE FOUND THE LAND
We HAVE Secured Favorable Terms.==We have the water for irrigation.
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ACRES UNDER PLAN, 32,000. 3,200 TRACTS of 10 ACRES Each.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION
GRIFFITH FARM LAND SYNDICATE .
$ 62.50 cash payment will carry $ 250.00 subscription 10 Acres
125.00 cash payment will carry 500.00 subscription 20 Acres
250.00 cash payment will carry 1,000.00 subscription 40 Acres
500.00 cash payment will carry 2,000.00 subscription 80 Acres
1,000.00 cash payment will carry 4,000.00 subscription 160 Acres
2,000.00 cash payment will carry 8,000.00 subscription 320 Acres
4,000.00 cash payment will carry 16,000.00 subscription 640 Acres
Included in the first cash payment is a fund of 5 per cent for working capital.
SUBSCRIPTIONS EXCHANGEABLE FOR LAND
A subscription certificate may be exchanged for any legal subdivision at the appraised
price. The plan wjll give actual settlers special advantages.
Average net selling price of $50 per acre will yield subscribers a profit on $1,000 cash sub
scription of $3,320, after paying interest and carrying charges.
We believe this property will have an average selling value of $100 pe.r acre within two years.
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