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Western's Officials Have So
Many Friends, Dooling Or
ders Special Talesmen
A special venire has been ordered
by Federal Judge M. T. Dooling to try
the Western Fuel case, as the orig
inal panel of 76 names has been ex
hausted. The trial of the eight of
ficials of the Western Fuel company
on the charge of defrauding the gov
ernment of customs dues on imported
coal by false weighing has shown the
defendants to be so well known that
lt has proved well nigh impossible for
the prosecution to find jurors on the
original panel whose relations were
not more or less friendly with the
In many cases the questioning of
Special Prosecutor Matt I. Sullivan
would disclose that the prospective
Juror belonged to the Pacific Union
club with John L. Howard. Sidney V.
Smith and other defendants, or that
the juror frequently met one of the
defendants at the Bohemian club, the
C ommercial club or on the golf links
of a peninsular club. A number of
jurors, afterward excused for bias by
Judge Dooling, testified that they had
known one or more of the defendants
for years. Some declared that their
wives visited one another.
ACQI .4INTA.%CE IS EXCISED
George Boyd. San Rafael, for in
stance, was excused as a juror when
he said he had known Sidney V. Smith
since boyhood, and would give him
every chance he could. A. Christian
son, manager of Wells Fargo & Co..
is a member of the Pacific Union, Bo
hemian and Commercial clubs, and
said he knew several of his fellow
club members among the defendants.
Another example of the standing of
the men on the panel was that of J.
Folger. the coffee manufacturer, who
said he knew President Howard of
the Western Fuel for years, and met
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Babies, up to 6 years
Little Boys and Little Girls
Choose a nice big doll, dressed in the latest, $3.50 value
— IN —
MISSES' AND JUNIORS* HEADQUARTERS
(2d Floor, Magnin Annex)
Lovely little dresses, for girls, 8 to 14 years
Assortment of colors
(Silk, Voile and Lace)
Little coats to wear with these little dresses
Now $14.95 Now $24.95 Now $27.50
Were $25.00 Were $35.00 Were $45.00
GREAT SALE OF FURS
We Purchased the Entire $30,000 Stock of the
HUDSON BAY FUR CO.
at 40c on the dollar and will sell the entire stock
at from 50c to 55c on the dollar. Every article goes
at actually y 2 price.
"WE QUOTE A FEW PRICES"
I Reg. |25 Russian Coney, set of 2
pieces; very choice;
iJjIIBMM Tie*. 125 7>opar<l set, exceeding!v
*8H beautiful; limited num 2§
Reg- $35 Genuine Russian f>t£ nc
Kunny sets; ail go at .t9lV.it;
j Reg. $22 Chinese Blue Wolf, set
°'ti ,eceB; . really handsome,
Reg. $45 Handsome Red Fox
stole and muff; really (1| "JC
mmm rare sets; cut to m&l.iv
ffjsfa ALL FIR LI\EI> (OATS GO
lilU [mMsT^ jw.*ti! WHOLESALE COST.
111 I lilBKjPlSIr (Reg. $28.50 White Fox Set, guar
ll JfyMß»fW 11 j anteed * Bto ' e and muff; 2§
l! nnlaW ifll Ail 1 Rp eT- $- r ' s guaranteed Genuine
lllSifi jwbSwJlh^' B a ck * s< * ts " beautlful 8to!e
'J imf »W ReX- * 150 Genuine Mink Sets. 2
ililmf'ij laUulmrSlwMi ilstßffli 'Hfr. lv' pieces, stole and muff; guaran-
teed every detail; Jjg g||
jlwm 111 WrW-A/m ■rW.wP largest stock of er-
/i/ BB Bt A\iWKi(JtL My MINE, CHINCHILLA, PERSI A X
l/tf LAMB, MARTIN, Ht'DSOV
V " Wft SEAL SETS i\ city—all go
l\\ AT % WHOLESALE PRICE.
l\vL Gorgeous ostrich plumes, in
\\\\ eluding ail the latest novelties,
1 VyL in al! colors; also large stock of
\ Birds of Paradise at prices never
offered before in California.
SALE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ALL GOODS
NEW YORK FUR CO.
9 STOCKTON ST., NEAR COR. MARKET.
"LOOK FOR THE PIG SIGN"
Cry for Prunes
PRUNES for women prison
ers, with plenty of sugar
on 'em—the prunes, not the
women—is the suggestion that
Dr. Minora D. Kibbe. Oakland
clubwoman, leader of civic and
improvement work among
women of the annexed district,
has vigorously voiced to Chief
of Police Petersen. Another
addition to the prison menu
was demanded by Doctor
Kibbe—butter, plenty of it and
the best. She then charged
that the women were underfed.
The chisf gently but firmly
told Doctor Kibbe that the
women were fed enough and
that their daily meals would
remain as they were.
both Howard and J. B. Smith, another
defendant, three or four time a week
at the Pacific Union club.
A. S. Ferguson, another juror ex
cused, said that he met David C.
Norcross, secretary of the Western
Fuel, quite frequently at the Mer
chants' Exchange club, and had a
very high regard for three defend
ants —Ribert Bruce, J. B. Smith and
At the end of the afternoon session
yesterday there were 11 prospective
jurors in the box, with four per
emptory challenges by the prosecu
tion and eight by the defense still
available. United States Marshal
Elliott has promised to have 40 tales
men in the courtroom tomorrow
morning when the case is resumed.
FOUR DEPUTIES AT WORK
Four deputy United States marshals
are engaged today selecting a special
venire and interest centers in the
character of the men who will be
chosen. The prosecution is anxious
that those summoned shall not be of
the same class as the original panel.
The new talesmen are being selected
in this city and Alameda county at
random. Deputies Paul J. Arnerich
and Morris J. Fitzgerald are picking
the men from the street and the office
buildings in Oakland and Deputies
Elmo Warren and R. W. Grover are
pursuing the same tactics here.
" THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, THTJRKDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1913
NEWSIES WHET APPETITES
FOR THE CALL-POST DINNER
It will be
to care for all
SOCIETY WOMEN TO
SELL XMAS SEALS
400 Matrons and Belies of
East Bay Cities to Start
Four hundred society women of the
east bay cities will inaugurate a seven
days' whirlwind campaign for the sale
of Red Cross Christmas stamps, com-
mencing Monday morning. The mem
bers of the various church societies,
charitable organizations and house
clubs will be found at their stands in
the principal business buildings,
banks and on street corners collect
ing the funds for the benefit of the
tuberculosis free clinic, relief and pre
ventive work of the Anti-Tuberculo
sis Society of Alameda County.
Among the Oakland maids and ma
trons who will offer the stamps for
Mrs. Mark I>. Beqna, Mm. Arthur Tashlera,
Mm. William Thornton White, Mrs. Wlckham
Harms. Mrs. Charles P. Hnbbard, Mrs. H. O.
Capwell. Mrs. Oscar F. Mrs. George
Wheaton, Mrs. E. A. MoElratb. Mrs. Hope
Gibson. Mrs. Asplnnd. Mrs. Camilla Buerger
meister. Miss Katherlae Culrer, Mrs. Sol
Kabn, Mrs Morris Falk. Mrs. L. W. Dlnket
spiel. Mrs. Charles Borkbalter, Miss Violet
Whitney, Miss Caroline Dlggs. Mrs. L. D.
Manning, Mrs. Gonsale*. Mrs. W. H. Peak*,
Mrs. A. L. Mcßeary. Mrs. C. B. Chaml>erlain.
Mrs. J. I). Potter, Mrs. George H. Tyson, Mrs.
A. E. Hall, Mrs. J. F. Keliey. Mrs. F. Gar
rison. Mrs. W. F. Eacbbacber and Mrs. L. A.
Among the Berkeley women who
will take active charge of the various
stations in the college city are:
Mrs. E. W. Brontoo, Mrs. H. B. Phlnney,
Mrs. William B. Hart, Mrs. Fred T. Lee, Mrs.
R A. Berry, Mrs. J. H. Congdon. Mrs. 0. B.
Joeckel, Mrs. W. A. Warm, Mrs. H. A. Clif
ford, Misa Miller and Miss Jessie Harris.
A strenuous campaign will be con
ducted by the Alameda chapter of
the alumni of the Alpha Sigma so
rority, under the leadership of Miss
Ruth Tisdale, assisted by Misses Hazel
and Ruth Holt, Miss Pauline Turner,
Miss Marjorie Scott and Miss Jessie
The Emeryville sale will be in
charge of Mrs. J. C. Coburn and Mrs.
G. D. Hill. The Richmond campaign
ers Include Mrs. E. M Ferguson, Mrs.
A. 3. Preble and Mrs. U. P. McHenry.
In Insurance Council
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11.—Fifteen bil
lion dollars of life insurance was rep
resented today at the seventh annual
meeting of the Association of Life In
surance Presidents. Executive heads
from as far west as San Francisco
and from many parts of Canada at
Former President Taft was the
chief speaker at the afternoon ses
A problem considered was the in
creasing practice of policy holders
of mortgaging their life insurance.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—"Vivisec
tion, in the hands of those without
sympathy, will always be abused, will
always be what it is today—largely a
pastime and a hobby," Prof. J. How
ard Moore of the Crane technical
school, Chicago, said in addressing
the international vivisection con
gress today. "If I were making a
world and could arrange it as I
wanted to, only humanitarians would
be allowed to practice vivisection."
Have you a room to rent? Advertise
it in The Call for results.
Hundreds of Boys Eagerly Await Monday, While Portola-
Louvre Cooks Prepare Great Menu
While the cooks of the Fortola-
Lauvre are pondering and discussing
a menu for the big Call-Post, dinner
that is to be served the newsboys, the
lads themselves are patiently waiting
for Monday night to roll around when
the dinner, which is to be served
every day for eight days, will begin.
It is going to be "some" dinner, ac
cording to the newsboys' way of
thinking. Seventy-five of them will
be served eachc night as the guests of
the Call-Post and it will take eight
nights to feed them all.
"There ain't goin' to be nothin' in
town left to eat when we get
through." said one youngster. And
FATAL PLUNGE INTO
OIL FIRE TO RESCUE
Foreman of Union's Works at
Oleum Found to Have Died
in Vain Effort to Save
W. W. Graves, foreman of the
cooperage department of the Union
Oil works at Oleum, lost his life
vainly trying to "save his cousin.
Charles Hallawell, when the plant
burned on Tuesday, according to an
investigation of officials of the com
pany late yesterday.
The charred body of Hallawell,
identified only by a pocket knife, was
found in the ruins yesterday, but
that of Graves has not yet been re
Investigation by officials shows that
the fire was confined almost wholly to
the asphalt plant. The loss from es
caping oil will not he as heavy as at
first reported. General Manager
Schlater believes that the loss will
be less than $50,000.
FATHER SEEKS MISSING BOYS
O. M. Lange, 114 Dorland street, re
ported to the police this morning that
his two small sons have been missing
since last Monday. It is believed that
they have run away to see the world.
The boys are Ginar, 13, and Lawrence,
11. Both wore black overalls when
Sasaavllle Sleeping Car Service DU
The Pullman sleeping car to Susan
ville. attached to Southern Pacific's
train No. 6, leaving ferry station 6:40
p. m., Oakland 16th street station 7:15
p. m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days will be discontinued December
12. From Susanville on Wednesdays,
Fridays and Sundays will be discon
tinued December 14.—Advertisement.
—CUT THIS OUT—
jj Coupon for The Call-Alice Lloyd
THIS Coupon, when presented at the BUSINESS OFFICE OF
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, entitles the bearer to ONE
CARD admitting to the TANGO and MODERN DANCING
! classes which MISS ALICE LLOYD will conduct every afternoon,
ji after the matinee performance, at the CORT THEATER.
For particulars see news columns.
the other boys also are priming them
selves for the occasion.
It's going to be a regular dinner
with all the trimmings that go with
such affairs. And while the newsboys
are performing gastronomic exercises
they will be entertained by that nifty
extravaganza. "Fairies in Toyland,"
which is a feature of the cafe's mu
Each boy who sells The Call-Post
is entitled to attend. As fast as their
names are received they will be as
signed to places at the tables. The
tickets to the big feed will be issued
by circulation Manager Crawford, so
keep your eye on him, boys. He's the
"man of the hour."
LOCAL MAID MAY
BE LIPTON'S BRIDE
Famous Yachtsman Coming
Here to Win Either a Wife
or Sailing Trophy
"When I return to San Francisco
it will be to win a blithesome maiden
or to lift the international yachting
Thus said Sir Tlf+tmas I,lpton when
he left here almost 10 months ago.
Now he says he is coming back in
1915. This will probably be good
news to matrons with social ambi
tions for their daughters and to
yachtsmen. First, because Sir Thomas
is perhaps the most eligible bachelor
In Christendom and, second, because
he knows how to sail a boat.
The following letter was received
from the famous Englishman several
days ago by Mrs. Mary E. Hart,
president of the Alaska Cruise club:
Many thanks for your kind let
ter, which t have just received.
I am most grateful to the Alaska
Cruise club for making me an
honorary member, and, also, for
your thoughtfulness in sending
me the membership card which
I much appreciate. Alaska is a
great country, and it is one of
the places in the world that I
most desire to see; I have heard
so much ebout it. I hope to have
the pleasure of seeing you when
T come down to San Francisco
in 1915; and, with all good wishes
for the success of the club, I am
Yours very truly,
THOMAS J. UIPTON.
RABBI MEYER TO LECTURE
SAN ANSELMO, Dec. 11.—Rabbi
Martin Meyer will give an illustrated
lecture at the San Anselmo theater
this evening on "Travels East of the
Jordan." The lecture will be the
third of a series given by the Welfare
association of San Rafael.
SUES RICH SON
Parent Refuses His Offer of
$15 on Condition She
Bent with years, and yet clinging
with a mother's will to her destitute
home and her crippled husband, Mrs.
Minnie J. Conroy seeks to escape the
fate of poverty and helpless age by
asking the courts to compel her
wealthy ,son to give $50 a month
toward her support.
This son, Charles M. Magendie, by
a former marriage, is rich, according
to the petition the mother today filed,
and has a large Income and property
valued at more than $80,000. But de
spite this, she says he is willing to
pay only $15 a month, and that only
If she will desert her crippled hus
band and go into a home for the aged.
ASKS HER TO QUIT HUSBAND
After the death of her flrst husband
the mother was married to F. M. Con
roy in Los Angeles in 1910. Conroy
was a civil war veteran, and the hard
ships which he suffered In the strenu
ous campaigns of the war hay« left
him helpless. He receives a pension,
and with this they have managed to
The pension, however, will no
longer keep the old people and she
appealed to the son. His offer was
that she leave Conroy and eflter the
St Catherine's home.
Faces Second Jury in
Cherry Murder Case
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11.—The sec
ond trial of Jack Drumgoole, former
prize fighter, for the murder of Cherry
de St. Maurice, began In the superior
The queen-«f the Sacramento under
world was slain in her apartments in
the Cherry club early in September.
Sam Raber, a former cafe enter
tainer, was convicted and is sentenced
to hang January 2. Cleo Stirling,
Raber's paramour, was acquitted.
Drumgoole pleaded not guilty to
being an accomplice In his trial sev
eral weeks ago. The jury disagreed.
Wilson Fights Cold;
Is Ordered Indoors
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. —President
Wilson stayed indoors today, fighting
a cold, and canceled all his engage
ments by order of his physician. The
president's indisposition started a
week ago with a cold in the head and
nose and extended to his throat. He
improved by staying in bed several
days last week, but during the last
day or two took more cold, which
affected his voice.
Theft of Records in
Factional Union Fight
Factional enemies broke open the
desk and stole the financial records of
the United Laborers' Union Monday
night, says William F. Dwyer, secre
tary. A reward of $500 has been of
fered for the capture of the thieves.
The books were to have been in
spected soon for the first time in six
years. Dwyer says the theft will
probably be made to figure in the ap
MRS. ELLA FLAGG YOUNG
FAILS OF RE-ELECTION
CHICAGO. Dec. 11. —Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young, the first woman to be
come superintendent of schools in a
large city, was forced from her posi
tion last night when the board of
education had a tie vote on her re
election. Immediately upon the an
nouncement 6f the vote Mrs. Young
saying that without the
support of the board she would have
to decline to permit her name to go
before the board again. John D.
Shoop, assistant superintendent, was
elected to succeed Mrs. Young.
WILSON IN POOR VOICE;
MARSHALL MAKES SPEECH
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—The presi
dent yesterday afternoon sent a tele
gram to the Chamber of Commerce,
Rochester, N. V.. regretting that he
was unable to address that body last
night by long distance telephone.
The voice was not in con
dition to make this speech. Vice
President Marshall came to the White
House at 9 o'clock and made the re
marks for the president.
NEW HAVEN PASSES
DIVIDEND FIRST TIME
NEW YORK. Dec. 11.—The New
York, New Haven and Hartford rail
road, after an unbroken dividepd
record of 40 years, will pass its divi
dend due December 31 next. This ac
tion was decided upon at a meeting of
the directors held yesterday.
The action will save the company,
on the present basis of 6 per cent,
$2,356,768 on the quarterly dividend.
ROBBED SECOND TIME
OF SAME REVOLVER
SAN JOSE, Dec. 11.—Within 30 sec
onds of the time a stolen pistol had
been restored to W r . M. Lock he was
robbed a second time by a thief who
snatched the weapon from his hands
at the door of police headquarters.
The first thief is now serving a term
in the county jail.
CIVIC LEAGUE OFFICERS
SAN RAFAEL, Dec. 11.—The San
Rafael Civic league yesterday re
elected Mrs. Charles Christensen
president, with Mrs. Thomas Lennon,
wife of Justice Lennon of the appel
late court, as vice president. The
other officers are: Mrs. V. Neale,
second vice president; Mrs. A. B.
Dewing, secretary and treasurer, and
the following executive board: Mrs.
W. P. Taylor, Mrs. J. Cochrane, Mrs.
S. M. Augustine, Mrs. J. Dollar, Mrs.
L A. Lancel, Mrs. F. E. Sawyer and
Mrs. R. W. Harrison. ,
JUNIOR FORESTERS ELECT
Junior Court Pride of California of
the Foresters of America has elected
the following as officers for the en
suing term: William J. Stahl Jr.,
chief ranger; A. Jacobs, subchief
ranger; George Mann, recording sec
retary; S. Leipsic, senior, and R.
Mann, Junior archer; H. Dexter, sen
ior, and W. Stowitsky. junior beadle;
E. Rotholz, treasurer, and E. Gold
DON'T FAIL. TO READ THE CALL
Fifty Thousand Signatures to
Plea Limiting Votes on
The initiative petition campaign of
the California State Realty federa
tion, begun in October, was com
pleted today. Fifty thousand names
have been'secured in 46 counties to
a petition for a constitutional amend
ment restricting votes on bond is
sues to property owners.
In San Francisco. 14,500 names were
secured; in Alameda county. 5,000.
A special committee consisting of
Francis Cutting, chairman. Stockton;
D. W. Carmlchael, Sacramento; W. J.
Laymance, Oakland; W. L. Atkinson,
San Jose; T. B. McManus, Bakersfield;
Mabrey McMahan, San Francisco;
George J. Wren, Modesto: James R. H.
Wagner, Los Angeles; John B. Star
key, San Diego, and W. S. Wanzer,
secretary and treasurer, San Fran
cisco, which was appointed for the
purpose of securing the initiative pe
tition, together with C. C. Juster of
Berkeley, president of the State
Realty federation, met in the city this
afternoon and attended to the filing
of the petitions in San Francisco and
later in Alameda county.
The amendment is as follows:
"Sec. 7. No elector shall have the
right to vote on any question of in
curring any bonded indebtedness of
this state or of any county, city and
county, municipality or other political
subdivision of this state unless he
shall be the owner of property liable
to be taxed for the payment of such
indebtedness and assessed to him on
the last assessment roll."
Actress Starts War
On Income Tax Law
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11.—Attack on the
constitutionality of the Income tax
law was begun here today before
Judge Landis in the United States
district court. The medium selected
for the test is a suit in which Elsie
de Wolfe, the former actress, a citi
zen of New York now resident at
Versailles, -France, is plaintiff, and
the Continental and Commercial Trust
and Savings bank of Chicago Is de
fendant. W. Bourkt Cochran of New
York and Colin H. Fyffe of Chicago
appeared for Miss de Wolfe, and Levy
Mayer of Chicago for the bank.
Prefers San Quentin
To County Jail Term
San Quentln's advantages as an
open air resort were urged today by
Thomas Collins, who asked Judge
Wells of Oakland to send him to
prison instead of the county jail. He
said he could be active and useful at
San Quentin, but only idle in the
He was up for revocation of parole,
the charge being failure to provide.
The court continued the case a
Is Towed to Port
By Associated Press.
ROCKLAND. Me.. Dec. 11.—The
schooner Laura M. Lunt, which was
sighted in distress off the Maine coast
Tuesday night, was towed into port
today. The Lunt had lost oil its sails
and nearly a third of a cargo of lum
ber shipped at Bridgewater, Nova
Scotia, and. there was several feet of
water in its hold.
LAW REFORMERS MEET
The Law Reform league will meet
at 8 o'clock tonight in the assembly
room of the Pacific building to trans
act important business.
Store Open From 9:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
The Artmeedle Work Section
Silk and cretonne sewing bags,\
folding hangers and shoe trees I
in cretonne covered boxes,l<£ji /n\/n\
stocking and dresser boxes, / U o vLU yIP
hand embroidered sachets of 1
white linen. )
Felt and leather trimmed pipe J
and tie racks, hand embroid=f
ered table covers, cretonne > ]] (Tj)
scrap baskets, cretonne doylie I °
boxes, slippers, etc. j
Hand embroidered linen bom=\
doir pillow slips, scrim and linen )
scarfs and squares with imita= / •
tion filet lace trimming, tap=J>
estry handkerchief and glove!
cases, French trinket boxes, rib= )
bon and gold lace trimmed. /
Hand embroidered sofa pillows, i EJ(Tj\
tapestry and velvet ribbon with I mj/
gold fringe trimming, silk lamp > and
shades, cretonne and wickering? (ThfTh
sandwich trays. j
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j | wagons drawn by beau- j \
X tiful white furry kittgns. j;
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SAYS HUBBY HAD
Mission Matron Charges G. A.
Wara Neglected Home
That George A. Wara, a hardware
man of the Mission District, spent his
money on Mrs. E. V. Herve and other
women is one of the allegations in a
suit for divorce filed secretly In the
superior court today by Augusta A.
Mrs. Wara says her health has been
undermined because, believing in her
husband, she has learned her ac
quaintances knew of his "escapades"
and his relations with other women.
The Waras married in Ho«olulu
November 24, 1899, and have two chil
dren—Harold, 12 years old, and San
born, 6, who are now with their
mother at 2822 Twenty-first street.
She asks their custody and $150 a
month for their maintenance, alleg
ing her husband's in come is more
than $300 a month.
Nicaragua Elects Two
By Associated Press.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. Dec. 11.—
Two former presidents of Nicaragua,
Adam Cardenas and General Machado,
and two prominent liberals, Francisco
Aguilar and Santiago Argulo, were
among the senators elected on Tues
LECTURE ON ANIMALS
"Animals Little Known in Cali
fornia" will be the subject of an
illustrated lecture which will be de
livered tonight by Walter P. Taylor
of the museum of vertabrate zoology
of the University of California under
the auspices of the Oakland board of
education in the Washington school.
Shattuck avenue and Sixtieth street,