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• 17. For detail* «>f Ilio Weather *cc i»e»ie 10.
patronage in The Call for the
ionth of February showed an increase of
29 PER CENT
over the business of the corresponding month
VOLUME CXIII.—XO. 91.
Morgan & Company Key
stone of Arch of Finance
Spanning Country From
Ocean tQ Ocean —Group of
Bankers in East Control
Cash of Country, Its Rail
roads, Stocks, Bonds and
Industries, Declare Demo
crats in Lengthy Disserta
tion on State of Affairs
LEADS THE MINORITY
Denies Existence of Trust,
but Admits There Is Dan
gerous Concentration of
Credit in Financial Centers
of Nation —McMorran of
Michigan Denies Every
thing Submitted in Report
—Suggestions Made for
Improvement of Condi
tions in Bills Submitted
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2S.—Three di
vergent reports were presented to the
house today by the members of the
committee which conducted the money
The majority report, signed by Chair
man Pujo and the six other democratic
members, found that a money trust
exists according to their understand
ing of the term. This report names
as "the most ac.ive members in bring
ing about the concentration of money
and credit," J. P. Morgan & Co., First
National and National City banks and
Kur-n. L.oeb & Co. of New York; I>e
Higginson & Co. and Kidder, Peabody
A Co. of Boston.
Tw> Mils accompanied the report, one
forbidding , the use of the mails to stock
exchanges which fail to observe pre
erribed stringent regulations as to the
conduct of their business and the other
prescribing rigid rules for the conduct
national banks, their offices and
iringr bouse associations to which
MR. HATE* PIS AGREES
The first minority report, signed by
R« m of California,
Rej of Delaware and
Reqprefei Guernsey of Maine, re
publican*, sot forth that the investlga
ti<! Itecloeed the existence
Vt money trust," but added
' ' •VP-γ, disclosed a danger- !
ous c jncentration of credit in New York
> and to some extent in Boston and
While agreeing substantially with
the majority," said the report, "on many
of the abuses to be corrected in the
financial system, the stock exchanges
and the clearing house associations, the
undersigned have doubts as to the wis
dom of some of the remedies proposed
by the majority.
ALL BY HIS LONESOME
An individual minority report filed by
Representative McMorran of Michigan,
republican, was a flat, detailed dis
agreement with the recommendations
and findings of the majority.
On the question of the existence of
a money trust, the majority report is
specific and detailed.
The great bank or banker "with ac
cess to the mainsprings of the con
centrated resources of other people's
Continued on Pace 3, Colnmo 3
iTHE CALL GAINS
The Call carried in paid advertising in—
February. 1913 ... 480.529 lines
February, 1912 ... 377,056 lines
j Gain .... 103.473 lines j
Appreciation of honest effort is shown in the in- <
I creased advertising patronage accorded The New Call. \
The unusual course of mentioning competitors in \
I this connection is justified by the fact that THE NEW <
; CALL GAINED MORE THAN ALL OTHER J
; DAILIES IN SAN FRANCISCO COMBINED j
for the month of February 1913 as compared with the j
♦ same month last year. <
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The Call is an Independent Newspaper—the \
Modem day newspaper of Authority. J
I "7 he People's Newspaper" [
NOBODY IN CHICO
HAS A RED CENT
Assessor Finds Property Worth
$2,800,000, But No Citizen
Will Admit He Has Money
CHICO. Feb. 28.—The Chico city as
sessor reported today that his records
showed there was no "ready money" in
The assessment roll revealed a valua
tion of $2,800,000 for the property of
the town but not a cent of taxes WM
paid on monpy in banks or elsewhere.
"I have been unable to find a single
<~itizen who would aoklowledge he had
any money," said the assessor.
"WISE DEER ORNERY AS
WOMEN," SAYS ENGINEER
Hand. Aware of flowed Senaon. R«n»
Keek and Neck AVlth Western
(SpeeU Dispntch to The Call)
OROVTLLE, Feb. 28.—"Deer are as
ornery as women folks," said -Engi
neer William Meyers of the Western
"For 10 days now a band of deer
has been running neck and neck with
the locomotive at Calneva. on the state
border line. I guess they are not
knowing ones. The railway boys are
going crazy, watching those fleet footed I
devils romp along within gun shot, j
and sort of giving us the laugh be
cause the legislators? won't let us fire
to get even. You won't see one of
them around when the season is open.
They are wise, all right."
CARL BROWNE'S ARMY
WILL MARCH TOMORROW
Labor Leader and Force AVIII March to
Sacramento to Petition State
Carl Browne, the old time "Labor
Knight." will leave this city tomor
row morning with 100 laboring: men.
These are out of employment and
will march to Sacramento to make a
demand for improved conditions for the
working men of the state.
He purposes to start his "army"
from Oakland and travel to Martinez,
thence to Stockton and then to Sacra
mento, hold meetings in all the places
through which the army passes, pick
up recruits on the way. and be in Sac
ramento at the time of the reopening
of the legislature.
SING SING FOR SINGER
ErKtwliilc CholMter Convicted of Wntte
Slavery Geta Beyen Tears
NEW YORK. Feb. 28.—George A. j
Grandon. a mild little cleric and erst-J
while c-kolr singer, was sentenced gjgj
Sing Sing for seven years and six
months today as a "white slaver." He
was convicted of luring young girl? to
an apartment he had fitted up in Har.
UTAH PENSIONS MOTHERS,
Senate Panne* Houne Bill Providing
flO Monthly Income
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah., Feb. 28.—
The mothers' pension bill, providing
for a minimum pension of $10 a month
to mothers having one child dependent
on them for support and $7 a month
for each additional child, was passed
by the senate today. The bill has
passed the house.
MARE ISLAND LOSES BID
Contract for Battlenbip Pennsylvania
(liiei to Newport Xewi Firm
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. —Secretary
Meyer today awarded a contract for
the constuction c the battleship Penn
sylvania, one of the largest in the
world, to the Newport News Shipbuild
ing company for $7,260,000.
SEERESS GETS 25 YEARS
Mm. I.oulum- Ltndloff Mast Expiate
Murder off Son
(Sppfial Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO, Feb. 28. — Mrs. Louise
L»ln<£k>ff, seerfss and spiritualist, was
sentenced to 25 years in the peniten
tiary today by Judge Winds for the
murder of her son, Arthur.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1913.—PAGES 1 XO 10.
DEAD IN OMAHA
HOTEL FIRE ARE
BURIED BY DEBRIS
Death List, Put at 20, Prob
ably More, Will Not Be
Known Until Ruins
FOUR BODIES ARE
TAKEN FROM SCENE
Gas Blamed for Blaze and
Guests Have Little Time
the Dewey hotel at Thirteenth and
Ceaseless toll during the day and
late into the night of firemen and other
j«tty employes failed to reveal the
bodies of the pruests of the little hos
telry. Estimates of the number of vic
tims, which ran as high as 75, dwindled
during the day to as low as 10 or a
dozen, but all indications tonight were
that at least a score lost their lives
The register of the hotel, so far as
lis now known, was lost In the fire and
the names of those who died in the
flames probably never will be known.
Only four bodies of victims have been
recovered. These were those of per
sons who either jumped from open
windows or who died from exposure or
Charlea ( uinmlnKn, a bartender.
Unidentified man, nude body recov
ered by firemen before interior of
Mre. Alice Ilonnerue, sister of Mrs.
C. E. Wilkfns, wife of the proprietor
of the hotel.
rharle* Beverly, employed by a local
, brother arrived in Omaha
today from Pittsburg to visit him, only
to learn of Ms tragic death. Cum
niingrs j-ji-oed from the third floor to
The flre occurred at an hour when
few persons were in the yf«inity and
Jthe interior of the buildlijfr, which
was an old'one, was a mass of flames
before the firemen arrived. Not fewer
than 50 persons were sleeping in the
building at the time and estimates of
the number run as high as 75.
GI'ESTS FI,EE PCAVTOLY fXAD
_ At least 30 are known to have escaped
from the structure. Many of them
were scantily clad. They ran to nearby
restaurants and drug stores, where
they were cared for until taken either
to the emergency hospital or to other
Owing to the inflammable nature of
the Interior the flre was so intense
that firemen did not get thft flames
under control for several hours after
it started. When they finally were
able to enter the structure it had been
gutted and the entire interior had col
lapsed and fallen into the basement.
Here, beneath hurjdreds of tons of
debris, lie the dead bodies of the vic
tims and it may require two days to
remove them from the death cellar.
The suddenness with which the flre
obtained headway, due probably to es
caping gas, gave the inmates little
time to escape, and many of them were
I caught like rats in a trap.
EMPEROR LOSES LAWSUIT
Kjeeted Tenant Winn Action Te««ln X
Validity of Farm Lease
ELBING. Germany, Feb. 28.—Em
peror William today lost a lawsuit
brought against him by a tenant
farmer named Sohst, whom he boasted
during , a recent speech that he had
"thrown out because he was no good."
The district court decided the em
peror was not entitled to terminate
the lease, which ran until 1918.
POPPIES GO EAST MARCH 10
Sncramento High Pupil* to Send Plant*
to Other Scholar*
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 28.—The flr»t
shipment of California poppies to the
school children of the middle east will
leave Sacramento March 10. In the
shipment will be several thousand in
dividual plants each addressed to some
scholar and sent by a student of the
I local high school.
OLDEST TWINS CELEBRATE
HolmcM Brother* of Lone Beach Vmmu
Their i:iKlity-ftrixt Milestone
LONG BEACH, Cal., Feb. 28.—Thomas
and Robert Holmes, who are believed
to be the oldest twins In the west,
celebrated their eigrhty-nrst birthday
today. Both are in good health and
spirits. Thomas Is married and has
several children, but Robert is a
LET WOMEN DO THE WORK
>lr*. Vnnilerbilt Trees Puller Squad of
Female* for \ Ice Problem
NETV YORK, Feb. 28.—Mrs. William
K. Vanderbilt urges that a squad of
policewomen be appointed to deal with
vice Jn New York in a letter sent to
day to the legislative committee for
remedial police legislation.
SUFFRAGISTS MARCH TRIUMPHANTLY INTO
NATIONAL CAPITAL; CONGRESS TO INQUIRE
INTO MERITS OF EQUAL FRANCHISE CAUSE
LIGHTS GO OUT
Gay Crowds Witness Pass
ing of "Paris of America"
in Obedience to Edict -
The spirit of the Barbary coast is
dead; the passing occurred at mid
night, at the very moment when 12
blue coated figures—the midnight po
lice shift—could be seen swinging
along Kearny street from the hall of
Thousands of revelers, out to do
honor to "the last night" quickly were
changed to mourners with the mid
night announcement of the cafe
spielers that all women visitors
would have to leave the floors.
Distinguished from the red light dis
tricts of all other American cities by
reason of its constant stream of
women visitors of the upper crust of
society, the Barbfcxy coast in five min
utes was changed from a place of gay
laughter, alluring and mysterious, to
a sordid, lifeless, business proposition.
The departure of the wide eyed, fash
ionably gowned throng of women, !
gorging their vision with glimpses of
the underworld, left none but men;
men and the women who now must be
paid a salary to urge the purchase of
drinks by male visitors.
The commencement of the finish
was a celebration, one that has not
been equaled in this city in years !
unless New Year eve be excepted. The
police commissions edict that no more
women visitors be allowed in the dance
halls of Pacific street where liquor is
sold, and that women and girls should j
not solicit the sale of liquors on com- j
mission in dance hallts, after yt»s- 1
terday, turned the last night into one j
big, gay Mardi Gras.
The police commission has put re-1
strictions on the dance hall owners;
that the latter assert means the death
knell of that region whence has
come the "rag," the "turkey trot," the
"bunny hug," the 'chicken tiip," and
sundry other similar terpslchoreanj
gyrations. The people wanted to be in
at the death.
An extra detail of police and plain
Omtiaueti ya Page 3, Column a •
"An Independent Newspaper"
Two leaders in the cause of woman suffrage and the "hikers," as the
camera caught them on their march to Washington, passing through one of the
cities on the line. The portrait at the left is thai of "General" Rosalie Jones,
commanding the marchers, who were enthusiastically greeted on their arrival
at their destination — the national capital — yesterday. The'other portrait is of
Mrs. Richard Cofyc Burleson, who will be grand marshal of the big suffrage
parade, scheduled for March 3, and her favorite riding horse.
ARREST OF WOMAN
ON BATTERY CHARGE
Ross Valley Matron Said to
To Have Hounded Rev.
Mr. Carroll for Years
Mrs. J, K. Fields of Ross Valley was
arrested on a charge -of battery Thurs
day evening after pummeling the pas
tor, the Rev. Hubert-Cowley Carroll.
The struggle took place in the chancel
after the evening service and hras raised
a storm of gossip in the fashionable
Episcopal parish. -It is stated that
Mrs. Fields iae hounded the minister
for the last four years and that she
is madly infatuated with him.
Mrs. Fields was made a prisoner in
her fashionable home Thursday night,
Deputy Constable George Ryan keep
ing guard. Rev. Mr. Cowley visited
District Attorney Boyd of San Rafael
along with two vestrymen and laid
the whole matter before them.
They came to San Francisco yester
day morning and told the story to
Bishop William Ford Nichols. With
h'.m at this conference were vestrymen !
Albert J. Diblee and H. C. Rodgers.
Both the bishop and the vestrymen
expressed absolutely confidence in
the innocence of the pastor.
The trial of Mrs. Fields on the bat- 1
tery charge was begun last night be- j
fore A. B. Murray, justice of the peace,
at Ross. The Rev. Mr. Cowley-Car- ■
roll, his wife, two of his vestrymen ;
and several of his parishioners, were
present to testify in his behalf con
cerning the stories Mrs. Fields has j
been spreading. Bail was fixed at ff>o, |
but on motion of Vestryman Crisp,
who appeared for the clergyman, bail
was waived. Mrs. Field* was released
with an order to appear for trial at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Clondy, tfcre«teßinjf,at nigrbt: moderate Nft wine.
v, Call is a feature that
appeals to every man who desires to
better his position. It's worth while.
J AIL CELL INSTEAD
OF WEDDING ALTAR
FOR PRETTY WOMAN
Fiance Repudiates Mrs.
Bee Bowman Mclntyre,
Charged With Larceny
(SperUJ T>»«nr<trh to The Cain
DENVER. Feb. 28.—Instead of a
bright and happy wedding day, today
was one of dreary monotony spent in
J the city jail at Colorado Springs for
i Mrs. Bee Bowman Mclntyre, arrested in
j the reception room of the Young
j Women's Christian association of this
J city on a charge of the larceny of a
! $250 ruby ring and the embezzlement of
! several hundred dollars' worth of finery
j from Colorado Springs business houses.
j - Mrs. Mclntyre, who Iβ 22 years old, a
! college graduate and the heir of a
I prominent southern family, was to have
i been married today to A. I. Davis, .a
young clerk of San Antonio. Tex. Davis
visited her in the matron's quarters of
' the city jail in this city and repudiated
word she handed him her
LEASES WHOLE FLOOR
Jacktlnss Will Pay «20.000 a Year for
AparttneiitN in st. I'runciM
l>oiniel C , . .Tackling. ■ ctd of the Utah
Copper company, who has made up his j
-.nine- t<> make this city his permanent \
homo, has leased the entire twelfth '
floor of the new wing of the .St. Francis ;
now under construction, j< is said that '
Ire will pay a rental of $20,000 a year.
Th*» rooms will be fitted up and ;ir
panged after a plan of hi* own and I
the improvements will run closu to j
, |100,0(H). - _.„ »_ I 1
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DISHEVELED BAND ?
GREETED BY MOB,
Clamorous Applause for
Company of Brown Clad
"Hikers" Rivals Reception
of Incoming Presidents —
Wasiiington Police Power
less to Restrain Crowds^
HOBSON OF ALABAMA
Hero of Merrimac, Himself
an Advocate of "Votes for
Women," Has Promised to
Be in Line on March 3—
House May Provide for
WASHINGTON , . Feb. 2*.— "General ,,
Rosalie Jones and her suffrage "army"
marched triumphantly into the capita',
shortly before noon today, through the!
Capitol grounds and down Pennsyl-j
vania avenue, with an escort of localj
enthusiasts and citizens which falrlyi
checked the streets and delayed traffic.
It was one of the most remarkable
demonstrations ever seen here.
A presidential inauguration couM
hardly have presented a more enthusi
astic spectacle than Pennsylvania ave
nue from the capitol to the treasury
building, after the plucky, disheveled
band of suffrage pilgrims swung
wearily around the Peace monument
for the final stage of their 2."0 mile
march for the cause of equal fran
FORCrcn TO FIOTTT WAY
Inr-oming presidents have not re
ceived more clamoroi/s applause than
did the company nf brownclad women.
huddled in a little group, forced to
fight their way through veritable walls
of ehouting humanity for more than a
mile of their historic "hike."
Police were powerless tn restrain th*
crowds, which overflowed from thd
sidewalks and choked the long thor-|
oughfare from the capitol to the suf-|
frage headquarters. So dense was M■!
mob of cheering men and women that'
the march up Pennsylvania avenuo r v
solved itself into a struggle to makJ
To prevent disruption of their
column in tin-- demonstration "Oenernl"
Rosalie Jones and her tired comrades I
locked arms and in two lines clung
together, moving only when po!!ro I
could clear the way for a short ad
In every block they were halted re
peatedly, the crowds greeting them
everywhere along the line with tern-,
postuous demonstration. Men and
women alik--> braved the horses* hoofs
and chuggirg automobiles of the suf
frage army escort to grasp the hands
of the suffrage* pilgrims.
Though no brapj band heralded th>*
survivors, who 17 days ago left New|
York for the advance on Washington!
a bedlam of sound rent the air fronl.
the moment the "hikers" were in sighl
of the capitol until they were jammed,
into a struggling mass of men, women]
automobiles and carriages oeTore sraT ■
fragp headquarters. Automobile hortSs
and whistles kept up a din accompany
ing the shouts of the spectator? Even
the street grandstands, erected for in
auguration day, were jammed with
people, despite the efforts of guards to
keep back the crowds.
GE\ERAL JO>ES MAKES SPEECH
When the treasury was reached so
dense was the mob that the police with
great difficulty cleared a narrow path
way through which the marchers could
pass to the crowning glory of their
achievement at suffrage headquarters.
Here-, as soon as she could get her
breath. "General" Jones, lifted by stal
wart attendants to an automobile, ad
dressed the crowd.
Shouting through a megaphone the
message of equal surrrage and giving
thanks for the end of the long and
hazardous trp'np of her army, she*
Builders, Attention i
Grand Building: Proposition
On Geary street near Jordan Park,
1,247 feet of street frontage;
122,564 wi- feet.
Entire street frontasre on I'Oth s-ides
of the street for one block.
Between I.;ukin and Hyde streets.
Grand i lut.
53:i> x 137:1,
245 MuntK«mery St., Si. F.