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INTEREST INCREASES IN
CALL PENNY CONTEST;
CHANCE TO WIN BIG PRIZE
On your way, high cost of living!
I'm small, says (he penny, hut I'm needed
by every householder and business man.
There apparently is no letup in the
Interest that has been taken in The
Call's big penny contest for letters are
Btlll pouring into the office in in
Hardly a city in the state but what
la represented in the lot and ln most
cases the character of the letters Is
The penny Is surely welcome as a
monetary factor according to the
many convincing arguments offered
by contestants for the $100 in prizes.
But The Call wants more letters. It
wants one from every reader of The
Call. If you haven't written yours
yet, start in now and put on paper
what you think are the advantages
of the little copper coin. Get your
letter in before it is too late, lt may
be the very one to capture the first
Here are a few samples of letters
that The Call has been receiving:
IN OTHER COUNTRIES
In other countries a purchase can
be made with a coin smaller than our
penny, so why shouldn't we use the
cent piece, argues this lady.
Penny Contest Editor: There is seldom
a woman who goes shopping regularly
that will not walk from one to three
blocks out of her way ln order to get an
extra trading stamp or two. We often
joke about this fact, but this is a strong
argument in favor of the penny. With
i the pennies change one receives while
•■hopping, if saved, would soou make pur
chases p<iual to the gifts received from
trading stamps. Then, again, why dis
dain the penny? Do we not have our old
dictum of "io mills make one cent, 10
l*aUa made or.c dime, and so on?"
What stronger argument do we need for
; the penny, except, perhaps, that in other
cotintrieg a purchase can be made with a
i mill, or a fraction of a cent —a penny will
buy Dearly as much ia Italy as five cents
will in this country. I am strongly ia
favor of tbe one cent piece.
coNDrnoNS of contest
Write a letter of 250 words, giving your views on the
advantages of the penny. Use only one sidctof the paper.
A wards will be made as follows:
For the best letter $50 in pennies
For the second best letter j $20 in pennies
For the third best letter $15 in pennies
For the fourth best letter , $10 in pennies
For the fifth best letter , $5 in pennies
Address your contribution to Penny Contest Editor, The Call.
O'CONNOR, MOFFATT & CO.
is now in our Toy Dept. and comes down the chimney
each day at 10 and 12 a. m. and 2 and 4 p. m. to give
each of his good little children a pretty box of fresh
made "Orange Blossom" candies.
Every woman loves pretty note paper and corre
spondence cards, and the prettier the package in which
it comes the better she likes it. Make your' selection
from our splendid and artistic stock right on the Main
Handsome Cabinets, with paper and cards, 81.25,
81.50, 82.00, 82.75 and 83.50.
Die Stamped Initial Paper in Christmas box is 90<*.
Fancy Box Stationery, 2, 3 and 4 quires, 81.50,
82.00, 82.50, 82.75, to 87.50.
Holiday Box Paper, 25£, 50< to 81.25.
Holiday Box Correspondence Cards, 75«S 85<*
81.00, 81.25 and 81.75.
Waterman Fountain Pens, 82.50, 83.00, 83.50,
84.00, 85.00, 88.00, 812.00.
An "Eppo" Petticoat in a Pretty
Holiday Box Makes an Acceptable Gift
YVe have them in all new colors, in Crepe de Chine,
Silk Jersey and Messaline. This is the Petticoat which
fits so perfectly, because of the patented elastic waist
band and glove fastened side £f* f\f%
St. near Kearny
Kearny St. | ■ ft/^p^*
\ I Entrance | 1 ' n
And, from the children's point of view,
who wants to rob Mary or Will of that
great Joy these children can squeeae out
of a penny? Did you ever watch the keen
delight in their eyes as you jrave them a
penny? JANE WOODS. 7SI Noe street.
PENNY'S SEVEN STAGES
The advantages of the penny are
shown by this writer through "The
Seven Stages." It has a humorous
twist as well as a practical one.
Penny Contest Editor: In these brief
lines we can only hint broadly at the ad
vantages of tbe penny to man in ths
At first the Infant prefers it to a qnarter
or half dollar in performing the disappear
ing coin trick. It is more easily swallowed
and creates an equal sensation among the
silly grownups, who cease not to wonder
and talk abont it for many days.
The celebrated case of Simple Simon
ami the pieman by clearly showing the
disadvantages of not having a penny in
eatergeaej suggests a thousand advantages
of the penny to the little boy or girl who
In the n«xt stage it is nseful for many
purposes, such as opening canned music or
used as boot in i-wapping rnsty Jack knives.
The young man uses it to induce the
imp under the parlor sofa to come out and
"go chase himself around the block"; while
an hoar later the young lady, knowing he
only lacks encouragement and noting his
nervous silence, says. "A penny for your
thoughts." He. of course, tremulously re
plies. ' Show me first your penny." She
is no Simple Simon, but opens her left
haml and lo! the penny warm and moist
from waiting ready so loug. He surren
ders. Prom thiß until they later on dis
cern good from evil, that penuy 1« sacred
ami worth many douhle eagles.
Consider In the next stage how much
better is. or would be. a penny for him
than a bean or a match or toothpick In the
great game of "penny ante." while she
drops the pennies ln a tin bank, to be
smashed open with a poker on baby's birth
day, when tbe pennies pycure " a teddy
bear or some other "pitty" toy.
In the next stage he uses the penny to
huy stamps at the drug store, while she
takes delight in torturing the clerk at the
bargain counter, who must wait until she
searches corner of her bag 20 times
TOE SAN" FRANCISCO CALL AXD POST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 19X3
for s penny that she left on the dresser at
In the seventh and last stage granny and
grandpa use the penny to hrthe little Bobby
tn tell the truth or do some stunt that he
deems out of reason under the circum
stances. J. T. MacDONALD.
Cosmopolitan hotel. Oakland.
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PEX.W SHORT, WALKED MILES
The penny taugnt this writer a
lasting lesson in values. A walk of
3 5 miles was the penalty for being
short a penny.
Penny Contest Editor: When I was resid
ing in Xew York I often took streetcar ex
cursion* into the neighboring suburbs. One
afternoon I had spent the entire day en-
Joying the wonders of the Bronx park and
Its entertaining "zoo." I had also spent
all the money I had brought with me ln
luncbing. sightseeing motor trips and for
peanuts with which to feed the animals, re
serving, as I imagined. 5 pennies for my
return car fare. One always tries to get
rid of one's pennies on "disobliging"'
streetcar conductors or at the elevated road
ticket office. I chose the latter road for
the return trip. I..it Just as I was about to
purchase the ticket I found, to my dismay,
only FOUR pennies. Of course, the ticket
seller refused to accept that amount, and
there were no obliging passengers around to
lend me the missing penny, which would
have looked like a five dollar gold piece,
to make up the required 5 cents.
Flfeten miles from my apartment hotel
In the heart of New York, no taxicabs
within telephone call or hailing distance —
nothing left to do but walk, and the neigh
borhood of the Bronx Is lonely as well as
tramp infested. But the walk I did com
mence, and con tinned until an old Third
avenue streetcar, two miles away, arrived
in sight. Footsore and tired. I stopped the
car and told the conductor of my predica
ment, and he was not so heartless as the
elevated ticket agent. He took my four
pennies and gave me a transfer besides.
In San Francisco I save the pennies that
occasionally happen my way. and when
they accumulate to dollar proportions I bie
them to a savings bank, for I have learned
the value of a missing peony.
MRS. HELEN RUSSELL.
870 Forty-flrst avenue.
Aviator Bud Mars
And Wife Reconciled
COLUMBUS, 0.. Dec. 9.— J. C. (Bud)
Mars and his wife are reconciled.
Mrs. Mars came here from Chicago to
begin life over again with her hus
band. She said that there was not
enough money In the world to get her
husband to fly again.
Citraa Fair at Visa!!*, Dec. 4 to 13.
Tulare County Orange Show
Reduced round trip tlcketa via South
ern. Pacific, from San Francisco. Oak
land, Alameda, Berkeley, Sacramento.
Banning and pointa between. On sale
December 2 to 13. Return limit Da
* avoid the' last minute crowds." ' '
" I'll Have a Gift for the Children Who Come Wednesday" 4tmn
~ I wuTbe in my booth in the Toy Department
f% jj 6f~~ X r*ZCI from 2to 4:30 p. m. I'd like to meet every child w fiillKl SA
WdCfctblfo A WelCOllle Ultt nCiSC °■ m expect you-dontdisap-
.. " ' M / 25c Specials for Wednesday iri«|i|lSl^
liiis popular Ilotpoint prod-Cf"* CA aS &s= !!^^&meS&22&^ m £ . . „ % i iwM\WW^maSm
iirt k illiKstritPrl in ™tnr#. rm«P .OU ■g^ t r~^ g^ 50c Paint Books. 35*—"Win* America paint Mw\nlMv\»llr
the rVht books with simple drawing lessons. Just halt
fries and is used extensively J^«t^ss» a^ '35c Books, 35**—The famous Peck's Bad Boy EKEhf'
the sick room, where quick service is re- )jj $1.98 FotOSCOpeS for $1.45
qU ,ir ed - A " n l e * l ? !tt for th e home now & A reduced price for Wednesday only on the Wtf^M
selling at i>J.sU—lonner price $4.00. "CI GrillW $5 00 famous Fotoscope post card projectors and pic-
Irons s3 5Q Made the the <>» ° r il
etectric irTns with the E ' with added $1 25 Growling Teddy Bears 95c
TZTfll liot point, cool handle and alO vcar attachments lor extra arnw u nn V/ <S$
-\«o St acceptable >and service. Fully guaranteed tZtV^Ji SE rv
l ™ ' I one ThL offe; for Wednesday*only. i./(/I|HQ
C*l I I Early in the day and early in the month, n II p f 1 Cfa^-
w4 r% wu-wt! Yougetbetterservice ' betterselectionand UUUIC rra S ers vasn oiaiupb
OnOp -ILSiriy i — s^;^f^ T h ° Hday sh ° - Wednesday Until 12 O'clock
Women's Wool Felt Ribbon Trimmed Juliets Children's Bath Robes $1.75
Illustrated in the lower righthand corner of the group dj ( fIA A co,Tl P lete . size range from 2to 6 years. Made
shown herewith. A popular comfort shape with turned t|7 ■ •\J\J of sturdy materials: dainty pink and blue gowns with
I N soles and low heels - Choice of ro - val blue> Kray> black or fl white figures. A silk cord with tassel is included with
A maroon. aflh every robe
Our slipper stock is now complete—make
it uT ecctons cary p tjt Infants' Bath Robes $1.25
v@mr**m rMZ ror Women ror Men „ . , . . . , .„, .
i^f3_t" _ _ , One and two year sizes in blanket and Eiderdown robes,
/9k, Tjl/B Gray and black I<elt Sole Lap Slip- Imitation Alligator Kveretts, «r.c. choice of pink or blue. Every garment neatly trimmed.
li!nßft9a H%eC\ pf>rs ' 77ti '- Soft tan and black kid Kveretts,
W / f*»Afesl Common Sense Felt Slippers with $1.00. *| 1 • \T »1 » d*r% r* f\
£%T \ / ¥1 turned soles. 90c. Turned sole opera styles, in black S VOIIG IhZ.
1 l V German Kelt Kumforts, in gray, and tan. $1.25. VilllUl O V 1/1 C3dCj .UU
' brown and black f1 io chamois lined Komeos, Everetts and Sizes 2 to C years. A new style with square neck and short
Ov V |SCr» hrnir, I?** ' " W '" ' Opens «1.50. sleeves, trimmed with Linen insertion run with pink or blue
Vfti brown, giay and black. *1.2.>. Lined German Felt Slippers. 91.00. ribbon
Kreep-a-Wa Cushion Sole Slippers, Wool felt Komeos and Everetts,
\ ln niaroon, gray and blue, $I.tß. $1.25. .mm » 1 T"V /to t r* e\
FELT JILIET» I PO r R MISSES AXD RED FEI.T JULIETS FOR MISSES Children S T TCnCh UrCSSCS $1.50
Ro?U n blU^^ U^ «^^^lm * d • Ch ° ,Ce ° f Fur trimme^\ C cw 1 cd n so l es Sizes 2to 6 years. Extra long waists with ski.-ts of ..awn,
Sizes 5 to 8 marked. SOc 8 wSkeX 75c trimmed with lace insertion and edging. Another style has
Sizes 81-4 to 11 marked :::::.Ssc Sizes BV4 to 11 marked SOc a»° v <»- skirt. Consider them it you are looking
Sizes 11% to 2 marked 80c Sizes 11% to 2 marked 85c ror a Practical gut.
25c and 50c Blanket Robes $0 95
Gift Neckwear for Men Special Gift Assortment *Tf*
We have thousands of dozens to show you at Hundreds of them, bought especially for the hoi-
both prices. Without question the greatest lot W^^mffSKmff iflav demand. Made of good blanket robe materials, in
of four-in-hands ever assembled for gitt 1 gWmL ft . , . . & ~ ~ * Sm^^W^fi^
In both lot. the pattern assortment is broad, m- m l)!lu ' s ' P ,nk » lavender, gray, old rose, dark navy, garnet. KfM%[MMA
eluding all of the latest fabrics in a host of colors Copenhagen. The designs are all new and all are . fWfMJ*^l^'i\
and combinations. The entire stock is conven- $£jfl trimmed with Satin. >
lently displayed on racks—you will lind selection \' J/ r l^A
very'easy. >& : - i - : W§MnWHO^' - 7/ We call your attention to other lines that sell from W^i
Combination Sets 9.*^>0 1.. fij
We have a large stock of combination sets from rlaniielette Mommg KODCS $1.Z5 mmm^^^
SOt? up—various combinations of practical arti- o
c!es that men will apprec.ate. W - t , Ful! f Ut r P bcs in !,ght , or dark Patterns, Empire style or
with corrl and tassel at the waist. A practical gut tnat is a^ffiH'om/a •''
not aJ expensive. /
tlnil.an 100 I Women's Flannelette Gowns 75c 1
inUldnOUllb | .KJXJ A leader in the Flannelette section. Made with double % |«R»';'
C at T% ■ .11 yoke and cut extra full. Choice of high or low necks, plain '^snvtoS!
tor tiie ooy Special! or fancy > okC5 m m SR Sgai
Correct in design and. practical In eon- FullOliarf mW* Women's 75t PettiCOatS 59c lE'^aNaß
struction. They have fancy head piece* * UII VUail afm , ... r ■ Wffi& t*j3k'§M t
in yellow, red and blue combinations M««^.—~. ■ A genuine reduction in snug fitting petticoats; plain col- )H|_> fc-^.^vfi
Plenty of all sizes from 4 to 12 years. Monogram ors with fancy borders. W¥a% W^''sA
Me have other grades ranging up to whiskey w w ~ I, : , r mi\smn
c« W b«y smts. $i„ w *o $5.50-na,. rope I brin » * h . e . coupon *? Fancy Christmas Boxes
pistol, red handkerchief and belt Included ? et the whiskey at this price. A . . . . ... . . . jtf^&S^k
R. M baii s„i*« «ioo_Made „, full gallon sold for $2.00 under the Hundreds of s,7es in these useful gut boxes-usedl tor
same* conditions. ot Pr '^ d ' according to size, 5< to m -*4
all for $i.oo. , l&r each.
GOVERNOR TO ADDRESS
CHURCH LEAGUES TONIGHT
Governor Johnson will be the guest
of honor this evening at a joint meet.
\ng of the men's leagues of Plymouth
Congregational church and the First
Congregational church of Oakland. He
will speak on "The Province of Hu
manitarian Legislation." The meeting |
will be held in the First Congrega
tional church, Twelfth and Clay
AN OLD RECIPE
TO DARKEN RAID
Sage Tea and Sulphur Turns
Gray, Faded Hair Dark
Almost every one knows that Sage
Tea ami Sulphur, properly compound
ed, firings back the natural color and
lustre to the hair -when faded,
streaked or gray: also ends dandruff,
itching scalp and stops falling hair.
Years ago the only way to get this
mixture was to make it at home,
which is mussy and troublesome.
Nowadays we simply ask at any
drug afore for "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Hair Remedy." You will get a
large bottle for about 50 cents. Ev
erybody uses this old, famous recipe,
because no one can possibly tell that
you darkened your hair, as it does it
so naturally and evenly. You dampen
a sponge or soft brush with lt and
draw this through your hair, taking
one small strand at a time; by morn
ing the gray hair disappears, and
after another application or two your
hair becomes beautifully dark, thick
and glossy and you look years young
er. Agents, Owl Drug Company.—
Hale's for Toys
Market at Fiflh
Will There Be a
VICT R O L A
In Your Home This Christmas?
There is certainly no gift that would
ajWlllS bring greater pleasure and happiness to
Nnlinl your home this Christmas and many Christ-
Iflflliyy?!!!!!. Hilll mases to come. VICTROLAS are priced to
HißPil mB suit all p urse? — $2 °°' $,s °« $io °' 75 «
HEllil HIP 50 ' and evrn ° n
Mir e eas i es t terms.
We advise you to make your selections now
to bs delivered Christmas week.
This is the $100
Victrola in mahogany
or oak — easy terms. Bte^.
Sherman, May & Co.
BTEINWAY AND OTHER PIANOS PIANOLA PLAYER PTAKOfI
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES, SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MLRCH ANIMSK.
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
This Set of
A variety entertainment—be
ginning with a good lively
band number and running
clear through a solid hour
with a minstrel piece, a laugh
ing song, two yodels, a hu
morous dialogue, two whis
tling solos, a comic sketch, a
descriptive band number, a
negro shout, and four miscel
laneous instrumental pieces.
A violin number by Ysaye,
the world's master of the vio
lin ; two thrilling solos by
Bonci; two numbers by Josef
Hofmann, the world's great
est pianist; two of Emmy
Destinn's matchless soprano
arias, and two English bal
lads by David Bispham,
America's foremost baritone.
Auk your dealer for them, or yon
can find them at the following
( lark Wlae & Co.. 51 Geary St.,
G. A. Elnselen Jr.. 3285 Misaloa St.,
Mission Phonograph * Piano Co.,
235.N MlsMion St.. 8051 Ifitta St.,
I.nbbc Bros. SMlt Mission St.. S. F.s
143H Fillmore St., S. F,;
J!MI San Pablo Ayr, Oakland
The Emporium, San Francisco.
Columbia Graphophone Co.
334 SUTTER STREET
DRS. STEELE & STEELE
The only exclusive licensed skin and tea
tare specialists on tbe coast, correcting ill
sbsped noses, outstanding; ears, receding
cblns. deep scars, pittings. sagged facet,
(crinkles, double aud thick lips, freckles,
moles, superfluous hair, round out bollow
cheeks, temples, thin necks, arms, bands
an«l 'ill facial defects.
Paraffin Removed and the Blunders of
Pantages Theater Building.
935 MARKET STREET
Hours: 9 to 5; Sunday, 10 to li
Overcoats, Raincoats, Auto
mobile and Carriage Robes,
All at Wholesale Prices
Mission and Fremont Sts,
J. B. McINTRYE
523-531 CLAY STREET
Tel. Sntter 1034s Home C 4604
San Francisco, Cal.
Hale's for Toys
Market at Fifth
See Regular Ad on Page 3