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Open Air Concert at Lotta's
Fountain Starts Christ
Christmas cheer will he distributed
'n San Francisco in the same large
and generous measure in which the
<ity was enriched with gifts by the
good year, 1913.
Beginning with tne great open air
concert, the fourth of Its kind, at
Lotta's fountain this evening, at
which .100 band pieces and 500 voices
will participate, reasons why San
Francisco should especially rejoice
this year will be given by Mayor
Lolph. who returned yesterday from
the Atlantic coast.
SI.UiHT PKOGRAM CHANGE
The numbers on the program to
night at Lotta's fountain have been
changed slightly to permit Mr. Burke
to keep another appointment. He
will appear as number live, while Miss
Vivienne will be number seven.
The concert at the fountain this
year is under the auspices of the San
FraneiFi-ii Musicians' union, local No.
Frank W. Healy is director of the
concert, and Ruth McKenzle solo
finger, with a chorus of 500 voices,
together with Edmund Burke, Irish
barytone, and Rene Vivienne, prima
donna, will sing to the assembled
thousands. The programe will begin
promptly at 7 o'clock.
•I LOVE Vol . t UIKORM.t
Miss Vivienne will give two num
bers, the first, "My Hero," from "The
Chocolate Soldier." anj the second, "I
Love You. California."
All children who will apply at the
Youths Directory today at 720 Church
street will receive free streetcar
tickets which will take them to and
from the Golden Gate park tomorrow.
A big celebration will take place
at the City Rescue Mission Christmas
OTHER CHRISTMAS EVENTS
The children of the North Beach
p'ayground will present a playlet to
night in the auditorium of the Han
A large Christmas tree has been
provided for the children of the Dan
iel Webster school this afternoon and
The Verba Buena school playground
held a celebration yesterday after
17A ST BAY CITIES
JlLto STAGE FEATURES
Preparations have been completed
tor Oakland's Christmas festival, and,
v. ith out regard to the elements, the
frreat chorus will carol songs of the
spirit of yuletide in Oakland City Hall
square tonight. The 70 foot fir tree
fa In place and hundreds of vari-col
ored electric lights outline the gigan-
The program will be:
■ White Shepherds WaP-hed Their nocks."
WIU f.ntkrtain orphans
At the Hotel Oakland this evening
the Merchants' Exchange of Oakland
will be host to the orphan children
of Oakland, and for several hours the
youngster? will hold a happy revel
through the corridors.
The Oakland Boys' band, the Pacific
f nil—)' quartet and other singers
will make up the program.
The Oakland officers of the Salva
tion Army will give a dinner tomor
row to more than 200 poor. The
dinner will not be served at the cita
del, but baskets will be distributed.
BERVICR9 IN ( HI R( Hl>
Communion service will be held at
all Episcopal churches, and Catho
lic churches of Oakland will cele
brate masses all day tomorrow; at
St. Mary's there will be a solemn high
mass at 11 o'clock with special mu
sic. Special music will accompany
the masses at St. Paul's, the chapel
of the Good Samaritan. St. Francis
de Sales, St. Patrick's, St. Leo's and
MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS SONGS
Midnight Christmas eve services
will be held tonight at All Souls
The choir of St. Mark's Episcopal
church. Berkeley, will Bing carols
through the streets Christmas dawn.
The choristers will traverse the city
ln a coach.
In St. Joseph's Catholic church and
at the Newman club Christmas day
masses will be celebrated.
IN CITY CHURCHES
Among the churches where special
Christmas day services will be held
and where special music may be heard
St. Agnes church. Masonic and Page
streets. Father Siattery, pastor: sol
emn high mass at 11.
Church of the Most Holy Redeemer,
"the little green church in Diamond
street," masses sung every hour from
I until 11, with special music under
the direction of Santiago Arrillaga,
organist. The sermon at 11 is by
Holy Innocents Episcopal church.
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UNION SQUARE GEARY ** STOCKTOAI
SONG BIRDS TO GIVE
AT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Miss Rose McGlynn, who will sing two Christmas programs at j
Sacred Heart church I
Miss Rose McGlynn Will Appear at 5 and 11 o'Clock A, M,
in Special Services
A musical program will be given
twice Christmas day, the first at 5
o'clock a. m., and the second at 11
o'clock, at Sacred Heart church. Fell
and Fillmore streets. Rev. Joseph P.
McQualde, the rector, will conduct the
Miss Rose McGlynn, who has pre
Fair Oaks street. Dr. F. d<~ Frees Mil
ler, rector. Holy commuflrlon at 7:30,
and special music.
First English Lutheran church,
Geary street, between Gough and Oc
tavia. Rev. John R. Braeuer, pastor.
Morning service at 11.
First Presbyterian church. Van Ness
and Sacramento streets, Rev. William
Kirk Guthrie, pastor. Music for
Christmas services will be given next
Sunday, morning and evening.
Saint Luke's church. Van Ness ave
nue and Clay street. Christmas day
services. Holy eucharist, plain, 7 a.
m.; holy eucharist. sung, 8 a. m.
Matins, plain, 10 a. m.; holy eucharist,
sung, 11 a. m.
Masses on Christmas morning will
be sung ln St. Francis reconstructed
church, Vallejo and Columbus avenue,
at 6. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10:30 o'clock. Rev.
Terrence Caraher will preach. Rev.
Robert o"Conner will be celebrant at
high mass. Rev. J. Lennon. William
Guthrie and Rev. J. Newell and Dio
nyslus Mahoney will also preach and
Christmas caroling on the streets
and before the most Important hotels
will be heard early tomorrow by the
vested choir of the Cathedral Mission
of the Good Samaritan. The hotels to
be visited are: The Granada, 6:45
p. m.; Fairmont 7 p. m.; Stewart, 7:15
p. m.; Manx, 7:30; Union Square. 7:45;
Palace. 8; St. Francis, 8.30, and Argo
naut, 9 o'clock.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1913
pared special music for the services,
will sing. The music will be con
ducted by J. Josephs, who, with Or
ganist Thomas Nawlan. Violinist Na
than Landsherger and six other in
strumentalists, will reinforce the reg
ular and augmented choir.
In response to requests Paladihle's
mass will be repeated.
Christmas Cheer for the Hungry
Hundred Homeless to Be Fed
A SUBSTANTIAL Christmas breakfast will be provided tomor
row morning at Bo'clock in the Whosoever Will mission at
193 Jessie street. The Call and Post has 100 tickets that will
be given without question to the first hundred persons applying.
Each ticket will entitle the bearer to the Christmas morning meal at
the mission. The tickets will be given out over the counter of the
business office until 6 o'clock tonight.
RAPS WATER FOES
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—"Have I foD
lowed the Hetch Hetchy controversy,"
exclaimed Prof. Benjamin Ide Whee
ler of the I'niversity of California,
who returned today from an exten
sive trip abroad; "well. I should think
so. The persons who are opposing
the plan of making a reservoir out
of the Hetch Hetchy valley are act-
I ing in a most undemocratic spirit.
! The argument that it will ruin the
j wonderful scenery of the Yosemite
j park is absurd."
Speaking about the coming San
! Francisco fair, the professor said:
"1 regret exceedingly that Germany
may not participate at the exposition,
it is to me another evidence of how
few people in Europe realize what the
opening of the Panama canal really
means, how it is going to change the
great trans-Atlantic ways, how coun
tries that have been in the back
ground will come to the fore."
Zelaya Sails for Spain
To Visit His Family
NEW YORK. Dec. 24.—Former
President Zelaya of Nicaragua sailed
today for France, whence he will go
to Barcelona. Spain, to visit his fam
ily. His departure Is the sequence of
efforts of the government of Nica
ragua to have him extradited to that
Anti Loan Shark Law
! By Associated Press.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 24. —The Ne
j braska supreme court today, in two
opinions banded down, declared the
Iso called anti loan shark law and the
gift enterprise statute unconstltu
tional and void.
Spirit of Christmas
Typified in Poem by
Laureate of Britian
By Aaiooiatad Preit.
LONDON, Dec. 24. —A
poem, entitled "Christmas
Eve," by Robert Bridges,
Great Britain's poet laureate,
appears in the Times today by
their majesties' express desire.
The first two verses read:
A frosty Christmas eve* when
the stars were shining.
Fared I forth alone, where
westward falls the hill.
And from many a village in the
Distant music reached me, peals
of bells a-ringing;
The constellated sounds ran
aprinkling on earth's floor.
Aa the dark vault above with
atars was spangled o'er.
Then sped my thought to keep
that flrat Chriatmaa of all.
When the ahepberda, watching
by their folda ere the dawn.
Heard muaic in the field* and,
marveling, could not tell.
Whether it were angels or the
bright star* ainging.
The poem Is cast in the form
adopted by the first recorded
predecessor of the laureate ln
1340, namely, Germanic rhythm,
based upon alliteration and a
central pause, the most familiar
illustration of which is in "The
Vision of Piers Plowman."
ONLY A HANDFUL
LEFT OF CALL
Last Squad of Shoppers De
plete Cedars at Pragers
Only a handful left—and tomorrow
Is the big day.
The 5,000 Christmas trees purchased
by The Call and Post and distributed
through Pragers at 50 cents each have
gone in whirlwind fashion, and when
the store opened for business today
only a few remained unsold.
These were ranged in a row which,
within a short time, was sadly de
pleted by holiday shoppers.
The trees bought today were car
ried away by the purchasers, for so
great was the task of delivery of dis
tributing this small forest all over
the city that no orders taken after
last night could be delivered.
Even with the trees being carried
as bought, they went with won
This sale has, first and last, proven
phenomenally successful. San Fran
cisco has never before seen anything
like it. Five thousand homes have
been assured of Christmas trees
through these being placed within the
reach of everybody, and how many
children have been made happy it's
hard to say.
Many a child, and grown up, too,
has proven his holiday spirit by buy
ing a tree for some family that other
wise might not have had one.
All ln all, 5,000 reasons for being
happy on Christmas have been
broght home to a good many thou
sands of San Franciscans.
MRS. LEEK WINS
SUIT FOR DIVORCE
Without any of the sensational tes
timony that marked her former ap
pearance in court, Mrs. Jessie V. Leek
was granted an interlocutory divorce
today from Dr. C.eorge W. Leek, den
tist, by Judge Griffin, on ground of
Mrs. Leek told Judge Griffin that
she was married to Leek ln San Luis
Obispo in 1886, and that they parted
two and a half years ago.
$30,000 Pledged to
Bring Tourists Here
The Tourist association has an
nounced that of the $50,000 to be
spent by the association in the 1914
campaign to promote toilrlst travel to
central California, more than $30,000
has already been pledged. Of this
amount San Francisco will contrib
ute $26,000. Alameda county has
already raised her $10,000 apportion
Other counties have raised or
pledged sums as follows: Sacra
mento, $3,400; Santa Clara, $3,000;
San Joaquin, $2,500; San Mateo, $1,200'
Marin. $800; Napa. $8,000.
Tree and Show for
Sheriff Eggers has arranged a <'hrlst-
I mas eve celebration for the prisoners
lin the county Jail. At his own expense
he lias provided a 50 foot tree, and
each of the 468 male and 33 female
will be given a present, con.
"sistlng of an old fashioned cheese
cloth bag filled with candy, nuts and
fruit. A vaudeville performance will
be given by talent from the Empress
and Wigwam theaters and from
Give Me a
By* Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. —Secretary
Garrison's New Jersey boyhood days
were recalled to him today when,
with a sigh of regret, he had to turn
down the request of a Pennsylvania
youngster who wrote asking for a
"war dog" as a Christmas present.
The lad's letter, mailed at Fordyce,
Pa., was as follows:
Mr. Secretary of War, Washing
ton, D. C.—Dear Sir: Me and my
little brother would like to have a
dog for a Chriatmaa present.
Papa says you have plenty of war
dogs. win you aend ua a little
pup? A Scotch collie would be
the beat. lam 9 yearn old and my
little brother in 4 years old.
tioodby. Mr. ——.
Not omitting the prefix "Mr." which
the youngster carefully included in
his signature, Secretary Garrison sent
his correspondent this personal and
Mr. , Fordyce, Pa.—My
Dear Sir: I received your letter
of December 22, 1»13. \ our papa
told y«u the truth when he said I
had war doga, but he made a mia
take when he said I had plenty.
I have some, but none to apare,
and am very' aorry that I ran not
send you what you aak for. Ile-
Midea, there is not a Scotch collie
attached to the army. If I ace
one running; loose anywhere I will
try to catch him for yon. I do
hope you will get a dog aome
where for Christina*. Sincerely
I.PVDI.EY M. GARRISON.
Secretary of War.
Gifts by Carnegie
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. — Sec
retaries Daniels an*d Garrison
found on their desks this morn
ing Christmas gifts from Andrew
Carnegie. A recently published
cartoon, satirizing war, with a
plea for international peace, was
the ironmaster's remembrance to
the heads of the two departments
of national defense.
No Christmas Here
SALINA, Kan.. Dec. 24. — Be
cause of diphtheria here, all
Christmas exercises in the various
churches and schools have been
called off. No public gatherings
of children will be permitted dur
ing the holidays.
Redfield Santa Claus
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 84.—Secre
tary Redfield of the department
of commerce will play Santa Claus
for the several hundred employes
in his department tonight. A big
Christmas tree has been provided
and gifts will be distributed to all.
5 Million in New Coin
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24.—More
than J0,000,000 worth of bright,
new gold and silver pieces of
1913 mintage, most of which will
find its way into Christmas
stockings tomorrow morning, has
been distributed by the treasury
this month to the banks through
out the country.
But there is one 1913 coin
which no one will receive. It is
the 50 cent piece. None was
minted this year because the
supply on hand was sufficient.
By Associated Press.
DOS ANGELES, Dec. 24.—
Christmas will bring 600 new ac
counts to the banks of Dos An
geles, every one of them to the
credit of a newsboy. The ac
counts will be for $1 each.
A well known merchant devised
No "TurlTfor Mose
Mose Collins, Mayor Rolph's col
ored usher, is sad. In accordance
with his usual custom, Mayor
Rolph has set up a fragrant Yule
tide tree ln his office. Among the
gifts Is a large bundle, from one
end of which protrudes a pair of
"It's the big bird, all right."
sighed Mose; "but what's the
use? I'm a sick man. I've had
a stomachache for a week. Doc
tor said I mustn't eat anything
but toast and milk. Don't say
Merry Christmas to me. I'm sad,
Want Further Probe
Of Redlight Forgeries
A demand for the reopening of the
investigation into the forgeries on
the redllght abatement law referen
dum petition is today in the hands
of George Gray Gormley. foreman of
the grand jury. It was presented to
htm by representatives of the San
Francisco center of the California
Civic league, led by Mac C. Bourn
Tucker, president, and Genevieve Al
The request, to be presented to the
grand Jury Tuesday, was made after
District Attorney Fickert had assured
the women he believed there was
ground for further action.
Santa Parcel Post
Good To Peninsula
Santa Clans through the medium
of the parcel post Is proving a
good friend to tlie social set of the
peninsula towns. Every, train that
stops at Hillsborough, Burlingame or
San Mateo carries its quota of pack
Packages from all over the nation,
England, South Africa, Europe and
even India are streaming in to San
I Mateo's wealthy citizens.
While neither the San Mateo nor
Burlingame country clubs intend to
celebrate Christmas with the usual
tree festivities, numerous parties have
j been planned for Christmas night
lat the many fashionable homes.
Grant Avenue at Geary St., San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3600.
We Are Without Peers in Ready-to-Wears
Suits —Dresses —Gowns
(Each and Every Article This Season's)
at such radical reductions as have never been
shown before by us, or by any other firm
Santa Gets Wet Tonight
Rain for Christmas Day
SANTA CLAUS is going to have a wet night to get around,
according to Weather Forecaster G. H. Willson, who says that
it will rain tonight and tomorrow night in San Francisco.
Willson said this morning he was much afraid the rain would also
spoil the annual Christmas eve concert and exercises scheduled for
tonight at Lotta's fountain.
Because of the unsettled condition of the weather, the committee
having in charge the great Christmas day celebration in Golden Gate
park has postponed the festivities, which were to have been held
tomorrow, until next Sunday. The same hours and the same pro
gram planned for Christmas day will be observed. The committee
believes, too, that on Sunday more will be able to attend the
If the predictions of Expert Willson come true, it will be the
first rainy Christmas San Francisco has experienced in four years.
It began to rain slightly in the city this morning early, and the
clouds seemed to be loaded for rain.
With the rain promised a southerly wind, ranging from brisk to
heavy, will prevail.
At Point Reyes this morning at 6 o'clock the wind was blowing
at the rate of 54 miles per hour. Point Lob6s reported the wind
increasing from 14 to 26 miles per hour between the hours of 6
and 9 a. m.
GIVE WEST A REAL
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—With bold
strokes Franklin K. Dane, secretary
of the interior, has outlined in his an
nual report to the president a broad
policy in the conservation of the vast
natural resources of the United
States which yet lie within the regu
latory powers of the government and
pointed to the important results that
may be achieved through the develop
ment of these resources under proper
The report is unique in that it con
tains not a single recommendation.
Lane prefers to propose general poli
cies to the making of fiat recommen
TWO NOTABLE PREDICTIONS
Two notable and interesting predic
tions are indicated rather than made
In the report. One is that the time is
not far distant when coal of too low
a grade "to stand storage or trans
portation will be converted into elec
tricity at the mouth of the mines and
widely distributed for lighting, heat
and power"; the other, that the gigan
tic force now wasting itself in the
rivers of the country will be so con
trolled by dams as to provide heat,
light and power to the people and that
"within a generation 1 believe the
people will be as alive to the value of
I public ownership of hydroelectric
! power plants as they are today to
municipally owned water works."
"There exists a feeling in the west,
says the secretary, "that its affairs
and needs have not been given suffi
cient consideration at the hands of
the national government. There is
one very simple explanation for the
existence of this feeling.
DEVELOPER HALTED. TOO
"We have stopped methods of spoli
ation which existed, to the great
benefit of many, but we have failed
to substitute methods, sane, healthful
and progressive by which the normal
enterprise of an ambitious people can
make full use of their own resources.
We abruptly closed opportunities to
the monopolist, but did not open them
to the developer."
"The west can use profitably and
wisely $100,000,000 in the next 10
years to the advantage of the whole
country. If the government will place
upon a leasing basis these western
resources with which we have been
dealing, it can have an increased
fund for the continuance of this work
ana an increased assurance of the re
turn of its advances."
DEMANDS ACTION ON LAND
"The west," he says, "no longer
urges a return to the hazards of the
land Is land' policy. But it does ask
As to oil he says: "We should, I be
lieve, stimulate the search for oil and
protect the prospector. A plan could
readily be evolved by which any one
wishing to prospect for oil on the
public lands could obtain a license
from the government exclusively to
prospect a large tract of land for a
period of time—perhaps two years—
and In the event that oil is found in
commercial quantities the govern
ment should be paid a royalty fixed in
Wants Middle Name;
Omitted by Parents
Edward Woods, a commissioned of
ficer in the United States navy, wants
to maintain the full dignity of his
family name, which is Edward
Churchill Woods, and has petitioned
the superior courts today to change
his name accordingly, the "Churchill"
having been inadvertently omitted
when he was named.
Big Jail Christmas
Feast for 20 Cents
SAN JOSE. Dec. 24.—Jailer Herman
Shirley will serve a Christmas dinner
in the county jail that should make
the cost of living complainants sit up
and take notice. Twenty cents a
plate is the estimated price which will
be paid to feed 80 prisoners this menu:
Mashed potatoes, fricasseed chicken,
cranberry sauce, buttermilk, sugar,
coffee, apples, oranges, candles and
(Thr Mhttr ffimtju?
In Preparation for
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1913
I TENTH ANNUAL SALE I
I HOUSEHOLD LINENS j|
I WHITE GOODS and
jjl ANNUAL SALE OF j
GREAT SALE OF 11
Coats, Suits and Gowns
John Murray, former lieutenant of
prison guards, reported to Sheriff
Keating shortly before noon today
that his brother had dlßcovered a man
in hiding in his barn near Kentfield
at daybreak this morning, whom the
brother recognized as James Hurley,
one of the escaped convicts from San
The brother ran to the house and
called John Murray, and both men,
with guns, returned to capture the
man, but were too late, the fugitive
having escaped through a trap door
which opened Into a creek. Murray
said the man could easily have made
his way from under the barn through
Sheriff Keating immediately sent a
posse to scour the hills between Kent
field and Escalle, where both convicts
are believed to be hiding. There are
some 20 summer residences in the
vicinity of this district which have
been vacated by the families, but
where provisions and shelter can be
secured by the fugitives.
Murray told Sheriff Keating he did
not believe the convicts wert armed.
Hurley is 34 years old. He has
served terms in the Nevada, Colorado
and Montana penitentiaries. He was
last sent up from San Francisco for 14
years on a robbery charge. Melville
is 21 years old, but had been ln the
reform school and at Folsom before,
going to San Quentin in 1911 after a
revolver battle with Sacramento po
lice before his capture.
Both escaped men were leaders in
the bread riots in 1912. Their credits
have been revoked and their records
are chains of black marks.
Woman Is Attacked
In Street by Thug
Mrs. Mary Carrity, returning to her
home at T76 Park avenue last night,
was accosted by a strange man at
Twenty-eighth street and Railroad
avenue and thrown to the ground
when she resisted his advances, pe
destrians frightened the thug away.