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Flood of Letters in The Call
Contest Evidence of Its
Tf a few of the persons who bold
In contempt the little penny could be
Induced to make the rounds of the
different schoolhouses on "bank days"
and see the children ranging from
little tots in the baby class to the
pupils in the upper grades making
deposits of their penny savings with
the various teachers it would serve
as a lesson on the value of the little
Small as the penny is, it is not
spurned by the big banks with mil
lions of dollars of capital. A special
man is assigned to do nothing but
make collections of these savings of
pennies and it is safe to say that the
aggregate would keep Mr. Scoffer in
grand style if he possessed it as an
But the number of skeptics is grad
ually diminishing. Demonstration is
proving that the little penny is a
frreat piece of money. The flood of
letters from contestants in The Call's
big penny contest shows "which way
the wind blows" regarding its advent
in this city and state.
These letters are still piling in from
every section. Have you written
yours? Remember the capital prize is
$50 in pennies, enough to buy a bunch
of fine Christmas presents for mother,
dad, sister, brother and friends.
If you haven't entered your letter
yet, delay no longer; there is still
time. Tell all you know of the ad
vantages of the penny and tell it in
not more than 250 words.
Here is what a few other contest
ants have to say about the penny.
Head the letters; maybe they will
■ORE PEOPLE, MORE COINS
In the progress of business the ever
ready and easily reckoned nickel must
yield to the Cinderella of coins—the
penny. So says this man. who ex
presses his arguments rather forcibly:
Penny Contest Editor: Increase of popu
lation demands tbe nse of the smallest
crtu anywhere. The voice of public opinion
impressed by the leading merchants and
the far seeing prophets of the newer Jour
nalism insist on its use. On the Pacific
coast generally the demand for the penny
has been very near the surface.
The Call, feeling the public pul«e. crvs
•talllxea the demand and adds xest to the
public expression of its advantages.
Women of today demand cheaper cost of
eggs; if the cent were as recognized in the
dairy store as in the newspaper field the
price of egg* would lower even quicker
than it has done at the moment.
Ttie wholesaler, ever in line to cater to
■ REAL demand, must put his ear to the
z~ Itf the sequence of business the
ever ready and easily reckoned nickel must
yi. id t" the Cinderella of coins-—the penny.
Tbe west, except in a geographical sense,
is no more west indisregarding the value
of a cent. The lesson of tbe 5. 10 and 15
cent store am! its big success Is not lost
on the discerning minds of thi« great city.
Frontier life, whether In western Amer
ica or Alaska, even farther afield. In Rho
l desia. Transvaal r.r the back blocks of
Queensland: all have felt even earlier in
the day the adTance of the lowly coins
•nd their place in marketing.
If the high cost of living can be cut.
then tbe advantages ail lie on tbe side of
* * *
The penny stimulates the competi
tive system, says this contestant, and
he maintains that the competitive sys
tem is as essential as life itself.
Penny Poßt—t Editor: The greatest value
of the penny Is that it at once becomes
an active enemy of small thieves and a
, competitor with their methods. The ab
sence of the penny gives this class of
-• - a much l etter opportunity to
juggle change making. And they cleverly
i.naalni to have the add penny coming their
way. except in cafa where they have an
• x to grind. In such instances they gen
er ,i,r.;y give the penny pivot to the other
fellow to help to Induce him to grind
rnse for such tricks. Cooperation Is a
f a] benefit from lt. but In all the or
dinary affairs of life the competitive sys
t.-m is as essential to healthy growth and
development of personal character, or that
of communities an! nations, as life it
self. Penny circulation not only gives the
masses a better chance f,,r a square deal.
Nri it also encourages economy In every
class. There is no better object leasou
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THE EXPOSITION LINE—WM
CONDITIONS OF CONTEST
Write a letter of 250 words, giving your views on the
advantages of the penny. Use only one side of the paper.
Awards will be made as follows:
For the best letter $50 in pennies
For the second best letter.. $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.
than your own good paper, which fills
the place of the five cent morning daily.
D. P. KISTLER.
Mountain View, Cal.
* * *
BOOK TO POOR
Pennies are the boon of the poor,
this writer thinks. Better that a man
be able to buy half a loaf of bread,
if he hasn*t the price of a whole one,
than to go without any at all. The
penny makes this possible.
Penny Content Editor: Aa In many thing*
of the world fractions and trifle* are the
moat Important factors necessary to consti
tute BIG things; so is the penny an
important fraction of the BIG DOLLAR.
We conld not, in the world, conceive of a
thing without small fractions. Some peo
ple say that if the smallest coin iv a
country Is a nickel, the business there Is
better than in places where pennies are
in circulation. But this can not be re
garded as a certainty: many places prove
it to the contrary. Where pennies are in
circulation people d« not hesitate to apend
them. Tills, therefore, brings about biisl-
DNs, as it is the pennies that make the
There are many reasons why pennies
are of much help to the poor. A hungry
man has only three cents in his posses
sion, and to buy a loaf of bread costs
Aye cents and no halves sold. Therefore,
he would be unable to obtain bread to
still his hunger. But. on the contrary,
if pennies ARE taken, be would at least
be able to obtain A HALF loaf. The poor
earn only a limited number of dollars; rhey
must, therefore, split them into smaller
coins, and should pennies be in circula
tion tbey would have the advantage of
splitting them into pennies—which to
them means a lot.
L. S. F.
2053 Bush street.
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LOOK AFTER SMALL AFFAIRS
Persons who disdain the penny
should note the manner in which the
wise merchant watches the little cent
pieces, declares this woman, who
maintains that the very foundation
and success of a business lies in look
ing after the trifles.
Penny Contest Editor: In these daya.
the high cost of living taxes the purses
of many a shopper, and a few pennies
saved on articles bought often amounts to
enough to enable one to pay his or her
carfare or to buy some little thing needed
for the house.
Furthermore, it teaches the idea of sav
ing, especially in children who will some
day grow up In our ranks taking the
places we now occupy and surely teaching
them the value of money and the art of
saving is a good one. Why should an
ordinary Individual think less of the penny
than the successful business man. who
watches and is constantly on the lookout
tii ascertain where he can buy the cheap
est and best for his money. The very
foundation and success in business come*
from watching the little things, such as
pennies, and it is more necessary in many
cases that families should learn to know
th" value of saving wherever they ran.
Take, for instance, some of our best
men. who really got their first start In
life by selling papers.
Some who are blessed with plenty of this
world's goods may not care to see the
penny used as It should be. but a vast
army w 11 consider it a favor and a help
to get their share of pennies due tbem on
all purchases they make. ,
MRS. .T. B. BECKER.
14.13 Hopkins streer. Berkeley.
'Coppette' Girds on Her
Armor in School War
Headed by Mrs. H. J. Black, "cop
ette" of Alameda, several clubwomen
of the Encinal city are making a
strong fight for Will C. "Wood, super
intendent of schools of Alameda who
is the center of a controversy which
may force his resignation.
Dr. William T. Lura of the school
board charged Wood with Incompe
tency today, but doubted if any ac
tion would be taken tomorrow night
at a special meeting of the board.
Mrs. Black is rushing preparations
for a banquet for Wood.
ENTERTAIN HEADS OF
BRICK MASONS' UNION
Joseph P. Duffy and Thomas R.
Priest, vice presidents of the Journey
men Brick Masons' and Brick Layers'
International union, are being enter
tained by central California unions.
The international officers came here
from Seattle. iM
IF YOU NEED HELP ADVERTISE
IN THE CALL. IT BRINGS RESULTS.
Why So Many Business failures?
«J Bradstreet's says 95% of the people
who go into business fail—mostly due to
lack of capital.
•J The big competitor can buy for less
and sell for less
and drive the small man out—
it happens every day.
*J At Valley Oaks it's different—one
man's crop is as good as another.
*& Close personal attention grows big
•3 The demand is greater than the sup
1 The buyers come to you and purchase
the fruit or alfalfa in the field.
<I You are the master of your own des
•J Competition doesn't count for so much
on the farm.
•J The big farmer can't drive you out of
You can live off what you produce
<li And accumulate something besides.
•I You enjoy better health and live
<l At Valley Oaks you push a button and
the water flows.
<1 We install, free, a well, pump and mo
tor, and give you five years to pay; $100
to $150 an acre.
What manufacturer or wholesaler will
stock your store and give you five years
•J Think it over. Then come to talk it
over. Write for the Valley Oaks story—
and what it means to you.
4» m y% fy St Ine & Kendrick,
X/ llllC UC 23 Montgomery Street,
■T saa rlaii in If Please send me Valley Oaks
23 Montgomery St.
San Francisco . 0-12-11-13
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1913
WIFE NOW ACCUSED
IN 'EDNA' DIVORCE
Exoneration for "Mysterious Edna"
—who has turned out to be Miss
Burris. a nurse—and counter accusa
tions against Mrs. Mildred Marks are
contained in an answer to her di
vorce suit filed today In the superior
court by Albert Marks, proprietor of
the Mercantile Guide.
Recently Mrs. Marks obtained from
Judge Graham an order ousting Miss
Burris and her mother from the resi
dence at 1751 Page street.
Marks accuses his pretty wife of
carousing and keeping late hours
with men and women, and receiving
telephone messages and letters from
Marks avers that his wife is not
a fit companion for their 10 year old
son Howard, but Is merely keeping
him to get a larger allowance from
The husband charges that Mrs.
Marks and another woman went
with two strange men to the Cliff
house on December 20 last, and re
turned home intoxicated at 4 o'clock
the next morning. He says she
boasted that she had spent $100 in
cafes with "live ones."
He also charges that she visited
cabaret cafes to catch "live ones,"
and that she remarked that when
the divorce hearing was over a
"friend" was going to take her to
The husband says that twice he
found letters addressed to his wife
by strange men calling her "sweet
heart" and "darling." He intercepted
a telephone message on November 29
from a man who said he thought
Mrs. Marks a single woman. Marks
asserts. The man was trying to
make "a date."
Marks sets forth that Mrs. Burris
and her daughter Edna are friends
of the family, and that his relations
with them are purely of a business
Counterfeiters' Den in
Potrero Is Raided
Caught in an old shack in the Po
trero last night with a complete
counterfeiting outfit in operation, a
gang of five men will he brought be
fore the United States commissioner
today and charged with making bogus
Secret Service Agent Harry Moffitt,
assisted by four city detectives,
swooped down on the hut at dusk and
took into custody John Calley, 1928
Eighth street; Frank Acquillan and
Joe Acquas, 16 Crane street; Alfred
Schemberi, who lived at the shack,
1309 Underwood avenue, and Paul
Borgas. 23 Crane street.
All the men are foreigners and
have been here but a short time. The
den had been equipped with trapdoors,
which would allow the coin molders
to dump their apparatus with the
spurious coin into the mud of the bay.
MINT JOB OPEN FOR
CIVIL SERVICE ENGINEER
The United States civil service
commission announces that the fol
lowing examinations will be held In
San Francisco at an early date:
Medical assistant, bureau of chemistry,
Washington, $1,800 per annum.
Dairyman, Indian service, lowa, $fiOO per
Engineer. San Francisco mint. $1,300 per
Band leader and Instructor. Indian service,
$720 per annum.
Topographic drafts and copyist topographic
draftsman. $f*oo to lI.IiOO per annum.
Junior fuel, engineer, bureau of mlnea,
Washington. $1-380 to $1,500 per annum,
month nnd r»/!Ous.
onth and rations.
Men and Women Learn the
Graceful Steps and Even
"Traffic Cop" Gets Craze
It makes no difference to the tango
enthusiast if it does rain.
Yesterday afternoon a gentle rain
fall began a little after 4 o'clock, but
the largest crowd which has yet at
tended The Calls dancing class
flocked to the Cort theater or re
mained after the matinee to receive
Instruction in the art of tangoing
from Alice Lloyd and her "Dance Mad"
Applications for the cards for the
class have come in thick and fast at
The Call business office and a growing
proportion of the applicants are men.
Yesterday demure little Miss Young,
the X-ray dancer, to whom is given
most of the masculine pupils, had so
many that they stretched out Into the
wing, formed into double rows and
then doubled the rows again.
Peering over each other's shoulders
In their eagerness to follow Miss
Young's graceful steps, they were as
absorbed a group of men as one could
COWBOYS SHOW GRACE
Miss Lloyd and Sidney Wood, as
usual, gave special instruction and
consolation to isolated instances of
ignorance. Even some of the cow
boys strayed in yesterday afternoon,
selected a few of the best looking
girls and demonstrated that they
knew something besides the "Texas
Tommy," if they did come from the
Frank Fogarty added enthusiasm
to the party, of which he is the of
ficial director. He says that some of
his Irish friends here are becoming
interested in The Call's tango class.
A traffic policeman, hearing of the
class on the first day, approached the
Dublin minstrel and asked if he could
get him a ticket to Join. Mr. Fo
garty made special application to The
Call for a ticket, which he sent his
friend, the traffic man. Yesterday
morning as he drove his motor down
the street Mr. Fogarty was hailed by
"Please, Mr. Fogarty, you mustn't
go so fast. Just slow down a bit
along her. sir."
The promise was given that the
speed regulations would be observed,
but coming back Mr. Fogarty was in
a hurry and he forgot.
Again he saw the traffic "cop."
Again the hand of authority was
"Mr. Fogarty, sir," said the traffic
man. "please, you must learn to go
slow —Indeed you must, sir. If you
don't —well, I'll have to be giving you
back that card you sent me—that's
Rescued From Death
By Gas Asphyxiation
The life of Jesse Arnett, a streetcar
employe, was saved late yesterday
afternoon by Mrs. S. R. Ma pcs, his
landlady, who found him unconscious
and in danger of asphyxiation In her
house at 2327 Linden street, Oakland.
Oas. which had been turned pn acci
dentally, was escaping from a nearby
jet in deadly quantity. Arnett was
revived at the emergency hospital.
CURE YOURSELF AT HOME
Five Minute Treatment Will Con
vince the Most Skeptical. Head
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the First Trial
You Won't th* Bast
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the cure of Deafness and Head Noises
has at last been discovered. Deafness
and Head Noises disappear as if by
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Head Noises, full Information how
ttiey can be cured, absolutely free, no
matter how long they have been deaf,
or what caused their deafness. This
marvelous treatment is so simple,
natural and certain that you will won
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Investigators are astonished and
cured patients themselves marvel at
the quick results. Any deaf person
ran have full Information how to be
cured quickly and cured to stay cured
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Write today, or send the coupon, to
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Closes at 6 o'clock on the 121 st Bargain Friday—
as it does every night, including Christmas Eve
Women's Washable Chamoisette Gloves Special
Short style, with 2 clasps at wrist, double Long gloves, full elbow length, clasps at wrist, AtLs%
drawn backs, in white, gray, black and biscuit. double drawn backs; white, gray, biscuit shades. ~r%J W
ushmerette Gloves, 25c Boy Scout Gauntlets, 50c Boys' Strong Gloves, 59c
n, durable gloves for women, half A gift that would be sure to delight In the one-clasp style and the tan |
2 clasps at wrist; come in black, the small boy; excellent grade glove, shade so good for all-round wear.
Women's Winter Weight Knit Underwear
Fine Quality, Pure White Cotton Garments, Fleece Lined, All Sizes.
Vests — Tights — Pants — Garment 48c
s in sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. Tights in sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. Children's Union Suits, 85c
be following styles: High neck, Come in the knee and ankle lengths, ex- Non-shrinking wool garments with I
high neck, long sleeve, and ankle
low neck, elbow sleeves. Bargain, lengths, soft, warm. lengths, in white and gray * colors.
Reductions Responsible for These Ji |
Wonderful Values inWomens Suits j
/I\\ \U Th e highest price is J[ a deep undervaluation
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j'jij j A | L note that the materials are of the best —serges in navy and black hair lines; also plain I
||| Iy\i I navy, black and mahogany bedfords, with the finest quality of Skinner's satin linings, in if "Ij
jj! 1/ i \l plain tailored, belted and novelty styles. To see them is to buy them! (Basement) ffmWMj^ltmWi
I V } J $9.95 for an y of 30 Misses' Stylish Suits §Q C)eJ fK|||p
1| ! \ I Shepherd Check Suitings 69c, 89c, 98c, $1.25 Yard ill! I
II .'// Pretty patterns in checks, including the new Woffle check, in this the most popular iVKuwl
jj I jj fabric for dresses, suits, etc.; 56 inches wide. W'l
j j /4~~tt Children's and Misses" Smart Turbans or Cor- willa
!j U 0 Hats Greatly Reduced a y Hats Now at JPli
|!i Soft felt and corduroy collapsibles, .jgssMiK ese neat P ret ty shapes, tnmmed
J | " D^on anc * st i c k-up trimmed, block dmffS&Smt velvet donkey ears, the <fc 1
j » shapes; black, navy, white, cardinal. Corday hat. having ruffled brim. *r X KJ \
Fancy Lace Neckwear Boxed Scarfs for Gifts j
Exceptionally pretty St. Gall and Plauen collars, Made of silk mulls and crepe de chines, hemstitched
J ! collar and cuff sets, and chemisettes, in white and ifffl * ends; scarfs full length, Persian and Oriental designs,
jjjljj ecru; collars in Eton, epaulet, sailor, quaker and shawl IJ in white, pink, blue, lilac and maize; packed one in a box;
|| shapes; a sample line; prices range 23c, 47c and 67c.j [ these make appropriate holiday offerings; 23c to j
J 6 Bargain Friday Tub Fabric Economy Items!
111 l Hemmed Napk's 5c Outing Flannel 8c White Lawn.yd.loc Dimities, yd. Plaise Crepe, 14c Mercerized Dam- |
jjijj 15x15 in. mercer- 10 tp 20 yd. lengths Very sheer, superior Neat floral pat- All white, needs no ask, 33c—58-inch;
ized; ready for use. pink, blue, gray, etc. quality, good width terns, fine quality, ironing, 2 7 inches, assorted patterns. I
Draperies for Holiday "Brightening Up" Underpriced
jjj 40-in. bordered and 36- 40-in. bordered Sunfast Draperies, Sunfast Draperies, Couch covers, 3 yds Scrim curtains, lace
hemstitched Scrim, Etamine, in cream, 36-in., shaded col- 50-inch, figured and $1.38. Net curtains, edge, cream, Arab; j
jijll in cream, Arab, 18c white, Arab, yd.3Sc ors, green, etc. 35c in plain colors, 68c 2]/ 2 yd 5.51.4851.98 sale $1.22. $1.98
I Remnants of Scrim, Etamine Sunfast Draperies, Silkoline, etc., at great reduced prices. (Basement Salesroom.)
j The Emporium Basement Salesroom for Low Priced Holiday Slippers
111 Men's Fancy Opera Slippers, $1.15 I 250 Pair Men's Sample Slippers, $1.48
| A host of neat and comfortable models. Special. Literally dozens of styles, in tan and black. Special.
| Bed Socks—To Keep Feet Warm on Cold Nights, Pair, 39c
H* whole table full of these handy bed wears, in a host of pleasing colors and combinations to choose from. Bargair- ||
jj Women's Knitted Slippers, at 48c Children's Knitted Slippers, at 48c TjfX 11
jjl v3\ Several colors, warm, comfortable. Special. Children's felt moccasins also at this low price. yffi ||[|
I r*\V. Women's Felt Moccasins, 59c Women's Felt Juliets, 75c 1
In red, blue and gray felt. Special. Fur trimmed, red, gray, brown, black j i
p Women's Juliets, 89c Men's Slippers, 98c \
Pi Ribbon trimmed, gray, Opera and Everett styles, _qaf I
- * brown, wine, blue .black, very acceptable gifts. Cm j
A Christmas Present that "He" Will Remember All Year
Give Him a Gillette Safety Razor
$p0 # QQ and upwards according to the finish. Every Gillette razor, at whatsoever
* price, uses the smooth, clean-cutting Gillette blade, that means, a quick, easy,
refreshing shave. — Jewelry Department, First Floor.
Friday—the day when the products of the
San Francisco Institute for the Blind
— will be placed on Special Sale in the Main Aisle
The proceeds of this sale will be turned over to the institution to aid in this wonder
ful work for San Francisco's blind. A great variety of merchandise to choose from.
You are urged to add your mite to swell the fund for next year.
— Sale Held First Floor.
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