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P. & F.
Transfer of Street Railway to
Municipality Will Be Made
Acting Mayor Thomas Jennings
stated this morning that all is In
readiness for the taking over of the
Presidio and Ferries street railway
by the city tomorrow, when the fran
chise expires. A special meeting of
the hoard of supervisors will be held
tomorrow afternoon, when the agree
ment will be voted final passage by
the board and an appropriation of
$50,000 will be formally set aside for
the first payment toward the purchase
of the line.
XO CHAXGE XOW
"There will be no interruption in
th© operation of the road, and the
present transfer arrangement will be
continued for the present. The acqui
sition of the Union street line is an
important addition to our municipal
railway system, especially when it is
earning more than $14,000 a month."
The decision to continue the ex
change of transfers on the present
basis for the time being was reached
at a conference yesterday between
Jennings and other city officials and
President Jesse W, Lilienthal and
Manager Black of the United Rail
WILL WORK OUT SYSTEM
While the present arrangement will
remain undisturbed, the managers of
the two roads will work out a new
system which will later be presented
to the United Railroads for approval.
By the acquisition of the Union
•treet line the city takes over 7V4
miles of track and 29 cars. All the
old platform men will be retained and
12 additional employed. They will
receive more pay and shorter hours
by reason of the charter provisions
t ailing for a minimum wage of $3 and
a maximum day of eight hours.
DIES AFTER LIVING 30
YEARS IN ONE HOUSE
Jeremy T. Ford, who lived for more
than 30 years at 2800 Boulevard ave
-oiue, Oakland, died last night, aged 84.
He came to California from New Eng
land 61 years ago and engaged first in
mining and then ln ranching. He is
survived by a widow, Mrs. Martha M.
Ford, and by two daughters. Miss
Carrie M. Ford and Lillie B. Hernon.
IT WAS OTHER FLYNN
DUNNE RULED AGAINST
Because of the similarity of names
of two men the Call and Post yester
day erroneously said that John J.
Flynn, against whom an order was
issued by Judge Dunne restraining
him entering his own home, was an
employe of the Pacific Telephone and
GIRL SUICIDE'S ESTATE
IS AWARDED TO MOTHER
The estate of Olga Tehemovich, the
heautiful Russian girl who killed her
self at the St. Francis hotel a year
ago, was today ordered distributed
by Judge Graham. The property,
worth $1,500, will go to the girl's
mother, Glafira Tehemovich, at St.
Grant Avenue at Geary St., San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3600.
Another Handbag Special
dJO Cf*| Pin Morocco; warranted; lined
*p£**%J\J throughout with Moire poplin;
finished with nickel, gilt or gunmetal. Purse
and Mirror. Colors: Browns, blues, tans and
French Rococo Novelties
Brocade Silk (pink, blue, gold or tan),
garnished in hand made floral passementerie,
gilt paillets and French prints.
$1.75 —Match box—special.
$2.25 —Cigarette box—special.
$3.50 —Theater bags—special.
A less expensive but very exquisite bag is
in satin (pink or blue), overlaid with gold net.
Magnin Annex — First Floor.
We Are the Headquarters
New Dancing Dresses
t9Q White Chantilly Lace Tunic,
*p£**7 trimmed elaborately in silver
bugles; built over Charmeuse (white, pink or
maize). - Sleeve bridles of Rhinestones. Very
exquisite for the money, and distinctively re
fined in its style.
Tries to Substitute
Defendant in Opium
Case; Makes Failure
Chin Vow Admits Acting as
Dummy for Chin Jove; Bench
Warrant Issued for Latter
An attempt to substitute for the
real defendant failed yesterday be
fore Police Judge Sullivan. Chin .Toue
was charged with having visited an
opium den at 721 Clay street. Chin
Vow was the man who had been ar
rested, and he confessed that he was
a "dummy." A bench warrant has
been Issued for Chin Jove.
Injured When Auto
Plunges Over Bluff
Suffering from severe injuries, which
may prove fatal. Guy Hammett and
Keith Maxwell of the Great West
ern Power company are under the care
of Martinez physicians today as a re
sult of a plunge off a bluff ln the com
pany's automobile yesterday.
Hammett. who was driving the ma
chine. In attempting to avoid a horse
and buggy which appeared suddenly
in the road before him and were only
half discernible in the heavy fog,
steered his car for the side of the
road. The road was unfenced and the
machine plunged down a 50 foot grade
Into a ditch.
- Settles Family Row
The domestic difficulties of Wash
ington Irving, grandnephew of the
famous author and wealthy insurance
man of San Francisco, have been le
gally settled in Oakland, articles of
separation being filed. These divide
the property. What is held by him
or Mrs. Sarah R Irving shall remain
in his or her name.
The suit for divorce, ln which Mrs.
Lrving alleged he made love to serv
ant girls, was dismissed several days
ago, with a stipulation that he pay
$:>OO a month.
On Burglary Charge
William Frederick Bastlan, the
"SIOO,OOO burglar," made his first ap
pearance in the superior court today,
when he was arraigned before Judge
Cabaniss on a burglary charge. The
case was continued until Saturday,
on motion of Attorney Thomas O'Con
nor, acting for the defendant.
It is intimated about the court that
Bastian will plead guilty Saturday
and will waive a motion for probation.
In that case he will be sentenced on
W. C. T. U. to Indorse
U. S. Prohibition
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. —A meeting
of the National W. C. T. U. leaders
to indorse Representative Hobson's
constitutional amendment prohibiting
the manufacture or sale in this coun
try of intoxicating beverages will be
held in the capital rotunda Wednes
day morning. Addresses will be made
by Mrs. Ella Boole, president of the
'New York state organization, and by
Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, the "Georgia
Auto Thieves., Caught,
Kill Officer; Escape
DETROIT, Dec. 9. —Patrolman
Thomas F. Madden was shot and
killed this morning as he attempted
to arrest two men in a stolen auto
mobile. The assailants escaped.
THE SAN" FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER n, 1913
Rich Clubman, Admitting'lnti
macy With Western Co.
Five Jnmrs were temporarily parsed
up to noon today in tbe Western Fuel
cases. They are Martin OTonnell,
IJW*3 Fifteenth street; A. < briattanaon.
manager Wrlla Fargo & to.i It. E.
Herd man. Palo Kit John T. <ai mar
tin. 230 Brnnnan street i Joseph G.
(.ailnjeher. 1280 Valencia street. These
are subject to peremptory challenge.
George Boyd, rich clubmanfi admit
ting that he is the friend of officials
of the Western Fuel company, was
called today in the selection of the
Jury to try the eight officials and em
ployes on charges of defrauding the
government of thousands of dollars
by false weighing.
Boyd was excused from serving on
the Jury when challenged by Matt L
Sullivan, one of the special prosecu
Boyd, a real estate man with in
terests in San Rafael and San Fran
cisco, is a member of the Pacific
His friendship with the accused
men was discovered when he was ex
amined before Federal Judge Dooling,
before whom the Jury is being sel
Special Prosecutor Sullivan out
lined briefly what the government in
tends to prove. Boyd testified that he
was intimately acquainted with Sid
ney V. Smith, a director of the fuel
company and one of the defendants.
He said he had known him from boy
hood and that while he was willing to
try to bring ln a verdict on the evi
dence, he would, nevertheless, give
Smith the benefit of every doubt.
KNOWS OTHERS OF FIRM
Boyd also said that he knew Presi
dent John L. Howard of the company,
Robert Bruce, a director, and James
B. Smith, manager and director.
His acquaintance with these men
was principally as fellow members of
the Pacific Union club.
Attorney Stanley Moore, for the de
fense, contended that Boyd's frame of
mind should not disqualify him, but
Judge Dooling sustained the chal
lenge, saying, "No man should be
tried by his intimate friends any more
than by his enemies."
It was agreed by attorneys on both
sides that the Jury election should
proceed under the civil code pro
cedure whereby the defense is al
lowed 10 challenges and the prosecu
The other Jurors temporarily on the
panel are: Martin O'Connell, 1983
Fifteenth street; Robert G. Hooker,
Palo Alto; A. Christianson, 85 Second
street; C. A. Joss, Oakland; A S. Fer
guson, 244 California street; E. R.
Folger, Oakland; Joseph G. Gallagher,
1280 Valencia street; John T. Gil
martin, 230 Brannan street; R. E.
Herdman, Palo Alto; Robert G.
Hooker, San Mateo, and John H. Mas
THE OTHER DEFENDANTS
The defendants are, besides the
men Boyd knows, J. L. Schmidt, treas
urer and director; Frederick C. Mills,
superintendent; N. R. Mayer, weigher;
Edward J. Smith, weigher and former
tax collector of San Francisco, who
serVed a te|m in the penitentiary for
The prosecution contends, in addl
to customs fraud, that the gov
ernment was swindled in deliveries of
coal to the army transport service,
and that the engineers of the Toyo
Kisen Kaislia line and the Pacific
Mail Steamship company were bribed
on the basis of 2V4 cents a ton to
overlook short weight coal consign
ments from the Western Fuel com
ILLNESS OF 9 YEAR
OLD SON REUNITES
PARENTS AT BEDSIDE
Mrs. Marian L. Goodspeed, reconciled to husband by illness of
9 year old son.
COULSON CASE TO
REACH JURY TODAY
The Coulson case went to the jury
at 12:40 o'clock this afternoon.
Without deliberating, the jury ad
journed at 12:55 o'clock for lunch,
and was told to convene again at
The closing argument by the de
fense In the trial of Arthur W. Coul
son, charged with the murder of
William Acker and George Kovack at
the Atlas garage September 19, be
gan before Judge Dunne just before
Attorney George Llppman, counsel
for the defense, ln his argument to
the Jury ln behalf of his client,
summed up the testimony and showed
the weak points in the chain of cir
cumstantial evidence which was of
fered by the state. He declared that
there was not a reasonable amount
of evidence to prove the guilt of the
defendant and said that the state had
failed in its case and there was no
base for the arrest of Coulson.
"Of all the 25 witnesses who took
the stand for the prosecution there
was not one that directly linked this
defendant with the crime. The re
volver which was offered ln evidence
and which was found by Detective
Gallagher in the washroom of a hotel
in Fifth street has not been proved
to be the property of Coulson. There
was not one witness who could say
that Coulson was seen near the scene
of the shooting that night."
Assistant District Attorney Berry
will make the closing argument for
the state this afternoon, and it is
expected that the case will go to the
Sixth Official in
5 Months Injured
MARYSVILLE, Dec. 9.—The injury
of County Engineer William Meek
last evening while Inspecting bridge
construction made the sixth Tuba of
ficial injured in the last five months.
Meek's overcoat was caught in a ce
ment mixer, throwing him to the
ground, where he received a fracture
of the skull. _____
I trip with
Reconciled Before Final De
cree, Couple Are on Their
Reunited at the bedside of their 9
year old son, who lay at the door of
death, Ryland C. Goodspeed, a wealthy
Oakland man, and his talented wife,
Mrs. Marian L. Goodspeed, a musician,
have become reconciled and have had
dismissed a divorce action which this
week would have sundered them for
The suit was brought a year ago
by Mrs. Goodspeed. the former Miss
Marian Parmalee of Oakland, as the
result of supposed incompatability of
temperaments. The husband and wife
lived apart, the son with the mother.
One year ago the superior court oX
Alameda county gave the interlocutory
decree, and soon would have made ir
revocable the action.
Then came the illness of the child,
Ryland C. Goodspeed Jr. He grew
steadily worse, and Mrs. Goodspeed
despaired of his life. So she sum
moned her estranged husband to the
bedside, and there the man and wife
repented of their parting. And when
their son rallied andr recovered his
health the parents did not again sepa
Instead, they arranged for dismissal
of the divorce suit. Now they have
gone to Portland, Ore., on their second
honeymoon. When they return they
will live at 8818 Howe street, Oakland,
where Mrs. Goodspeed nursed her sick
son and rejoined her husband.
Goodspeed inherited considerable
property from his grandfather, O. W.
Pratt, a wealthy Butte county
rancher, receiving a legacy of 10,000
Butte county acres and Income bear
ing property in Oakland.
Wireless Station Is
Looted by Boy of 17
SAN JOSE, Dec. 9. —Wholesale bur
glaries, theftsg of bicycles and of the
typewriter and receiving instruments
from a wireless station are admitted
ln a confession this morning by
George Tevis, 17 years old. The
confession was made to Deputy
Sheriffs Bufflngton and Bigger, who
worked two weeks to stop the rob
Citrus Fair at Visalia
Draws Crowds of 50,000
MARYSVILLE, Dec. 9.—The fourth
person to die in this city during the
last two months from concussion of
the brain received in falls occurred
when Ed Brannan fell to the cell
floor ln the Jail here, causing a se
vere fracture of the skull.
Hale's for Toys
Market at Fifth
Teeth Marks Made
In Apple Lead to the
Arrest of Burglars
Only Clew Found by Police Leads to
Confession by Pair of Long
By Associated Press.
LOJfQ BEACH, Dec. 9.—Ralph Hotal
ing and Oscar Tilling are under arrest
here today charged with burglary,
their connection with the alleged
crime having been established by im
pressions of teeth left in an apple.
The police claim both have confessed.
When the burglary occurred the
only clew to be found Was an apple
which one of the burglars had bitten
into while ransacking the pantry.
night Ihese teeth marks were
identified as having been made by
Hotaling, and his arrest followed.
Wells Not Given Up,
J. TT. Kingshury. mineral inspector
for the general land office, testified in
the government suit against the
Southern Pacific yesterday for pos
session of the Elk Hills property
that the oil wells had not been
abandoned by the Associated Oil com
pany, an auxiliary of the Southern
Photographs were introduced hy
Kingsbury showing that the wells
had been capped and not given up,
as claimed by the Associated Oil
Kingsbury also testified that there
was still petroleum In the sumps.
LOS ANGELES ARTISTS
SEND PICTURES HERE
The California Art club of Los
Angeles has sent the San Francisco
Art Institute several pictures done by
southern California artists for exhi
bition until December 30. The ex
hibit was opened last night.
'PLOT' IN SCANDAL
The trial of Mrs. Mary Vaughn,
social worker, charged with soliciting
a bribe of $500 from R. M. "Widney
Sr. of Los Angeles, was set by Judge
Lawlor this morning for Thursday,
Mrs. Vaughn was in court, accom
panied by Mrs. Frances Gibson and
Mrs. L. M. Evertson of the Women's
Political league, in behalf of which
organization it has been charged Mrs.
Vaughn was' engaged in her social
"It is a most insolent trial and con
spiracy against me," Mrs. Vaughn
said. "I was trying to help Vivien
Lyons because I had been working in
behalf of victims of white slavers.
The Widney family have lt in for me.
"Judge Widney promised to give
me $5,000 for Miss Lyons, whom I
was trying to keep out of the insane
asylum. Instead he slipped me a check
that I found out afterward was for
only $500, and made out to me. He
didn't even spell my name right."
Wife, $200, Diamond
Ring Gone, He Says
The police were asked today to
search for Mrs. Lucy Levy, 48 years
old, 267 Vienna street, who disap
peared on Sunday. S. G. Levy, her
husband, says that his wife had $200
in gold and a large diamond ring on
Mrs. Levy is described as being 5
feet 4 inches in height, weighs 160
pounds and has' brown hair.
Thomas Williams, 364 Eddy street,
was reported by his wife as missing.
Williams, who is 35 years old, left his
hotel on November 29, saying he was
going to San Jose to obtain employ
His Yacht Delayed,
Magnate Uses Train
Colonel D. C. Jackling is at the St.
Francis hotel awaiting the arrival of
his half million dollar yacht, which is
making its third attempt to reach San
Francisco from Seattle. The first
attempt was made November 24. Two
days later the yacht was again back
ln Seattle. Trouble with the crew
and storms have caused the delays.
The third departure was made today.
Colonel .Tackling was on the yacht
when it made its first start, but after
the failure he came «to San Francisco
Found in Bed With
Found in bed at midnight suffering
a small fracture of the skull, William
McKee, a longshoreman, was taken
from his home at 1515 Nineteenth
avenue early this morning to the park
emergency hospital and later to the
central emergency, where he is now
McKee does not know how he re
ceived the hurt, nor does any one else,
but it is thought he fell down stairs
ln his home and returned quietly to
his room without realizing the extent
of his injuries.
Marriage Annulled as
Trick Is Revealed
Mrs. Bernice Mock's marriage to
Allen J. Mock was annuled today by
Judge Van Nostrand after she told the
court she had been tricked into
marrying Mock by friends of her for.
mer husband. Mrs. Mock stated that
when she was Mrs. Johnson some of
her husband's friends told her he had
secured a divorce. Acting on this be
lief, she married Mock at Santa Cruz
on December 2 last year.
TO DISCUSS CONTROL
OF STATE'S RESOURCES
Whether the national government
or the state should control the re
sources of California is to be dis
cussed at the regular monthly meet
ing of the Commonwealth club at the
St. Francis hotel tomorrow night.
The meeting will be held at 6 o'clock,
and, following several addresses, the
subject will be opened for general
PATROL SPECIAL POLICE
HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION
The Patrol Special Police Officers"
Protective association of San Fran
cisco at its closing meeting for 1913
yesterday elected J. E. Huier presi
dent Frank Luttinger, vice president;
T. E. Healy, secretary; F. A. Gunn,
financial secretary; A. Briggs, treas
urer, and J. S. Silver, sergeant at
arms. Cox Urn Mining >*ar.
Deadly Alviso Marsh Claims
Oscar Lind; Mystery
PAN JOSE, Dec. 9.—Pulling a boat
along a slough three miles above Al
yisn, in plain sight of a friend, Oscar
I-ind. aaed 28, disappeared mysteri
ously in the same marsh where
Thomas Warren, a San Francisco at
torney, was lost a year ago, and
within a mile of where Calvin Valpey
was drowned last week.
The news was brought to Alviso
last night by Randolph Swendson, a
San Francisco liquor dealer and hunt
ing companion of Lind. Swendson
says lie went into a duokblind, and
Lind, who had no gun, rowed the boat
about 200 yards up the slough.
Swendson called for. Lind, but got no
answer. The boat was empty.
The ground was clear of tall vege
tation and the boat had been under
the observation of Swendson almost
continuously, except when the latter
turned his head to watch a flock of
The boat held only a half opened
bottle of beer, and had not touched
the bank. There were rto marks along
the bank to indicate any one had dis
appeared through the ooze. The bot
tle was upright in the boat, showing
no one had fallen overboard, which
would have rocked the craft.
Swendson was unable to reach the
boat and walked to Alviso, where he
gave the alarm.
GIST IS CLAD
TO ESCAPE SNOW
"Glad to be back in San Francisco?
I can't half express my happiness.
After being snowbound in New York
and half frozen, why shouldn't one be
tickled to get back into the land of
Moses Gunst of San Francisco,
owner of a chain of cigar stores, said
this today as he turned to a great pile
of papers on his' desk that had col
lected in his absence.
"I am lucky in many ways," he
continued. "For instance, instead of,
being on an overland train stuck 10
feet deep in sno wand without heat or
light most of the time, I was on one
that was burled only five feet in snow
and we had both heat and light.
"Just this side of Cheyenne our
train refused to go farther. We
thought we were being badly treated
until we learned that the train ahead
and the one behind were without heat,
light or sufficient food. Sure, I am
glad to be back."
FRENCH SECRETARY FOR
EXPOSITION KNOWN HERE
M. Francois de Tessan, who has re
cently been appointed secretary gen
eral of the French section of the
Panama-Pacific exposition, Is well
known ln this city. Mrs. de Tessan,
his wife, is the sister of Paul Ver
dier, vice president of the City of
Paris Dry Goods company.
To investigate housing conditions
ln San Francisco and the transbay
cities, Mrs. Cora Deal Lewis, chair
man of the Comniittee on civic legisla
tion in the Los Angeles Civic league
and member of the municipal housing
commission, arrived in San Francisco
Store Opens at s>s3©a.irn. Closes at 6 :30 p. m.
®fo> White TJouHg
Americami and European
The White House Leatlher Goods Depart
mrient is decidedly interesting at this time,
as it is full off inexpensive and expensive
articles most suitable for gift purposes.
THE SEMIANNUAL SALE OF
Women's Wearing Apparel
Is being continued on the second floor.
Early shoppers will have the advantage of
unbroken assortments and the pick off
many exclusive things that cannet be du=
plicated later on.
A real live Santa Glaus visits the Toy De
partment every day ffrom 10:30 a. m. to 112
m. and 2 to 4 p. m.
The White House book shelves are com
pletely stocked with gifft books, both in
English and in the foreign languages.
THIS WEEK ONLY
All rare books in the de luxe bindings on
sale at 11=4 off regular prices.
§ Look //erei;
| Every Daytx
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Doll in thejj
City of Paris \ !
depart- j j
IKM\ y ) V ment is one \ \
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members of \\
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I The price of her ($ 1) |
is cheap, but you d te;;
amazed at her beauty \ \
and style. Every child \ \
who visits the
fwill be given by ourf
Santa Claus a beautiful \ \
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"Trips to Toyland/' by \ \
I UNION SQUARE^J
Hale's for Toys
Market at Fifth
OTTAWA, Ont, Dec. 9.—Explorer
Vllhjalmur Stefansson and his staunch
vessel, the little whaler Karluk, were
separated from each other, according
to Stefansson's last message from
Point Barrow, dated October 30, which
has just arrived. The ship was fro
zen ln the Ice August 17 and drifted
till September 10, and then the drift
ing stopped. Believing the ship sta
tionary for the winter, the explorer
started on a hunting trip with six
men. A gale started, however, and
when the storm cleared the ice had
gone, and with it the Karluk. Stef
fanson followed the coast to Barrow,
but did not sight the vessel, and he
now thinks ljt drifted or steamed in
the other direction. The Karluk had
25 men aboard and no fears are felt
for its safety. Stetfanson plans a
survey of the Mackenzie delta.