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CALL'S PENNY LETTER
CONTEST CLOSES SOON;
HURRY YOURS ALONG
Contest Soon To Close
THE CALL-POSTS penny letter contest, which has brought
forth hundreds of bright letters on the value of a copper cent, will
close on Saturday. The judges will be announced later and the awards
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
Penny letters to The Call continue
to arrive with every malL They come
from every portion of the state, of the
United States and even from across
What about you? Have you writ
ten that letter yet? Better not wait
too long. Get in now and write The
Call what you think are the advant
ages of the circultion of the penny.
Don't use more than 250 words and
don't write on more than one side of
the paper. Also make your writing
s-s plain as possible. Well we re
waiting to hear from you tardy ones.
Here are a few extracts from the
letters already received:
GLAD TO GET PENNY INTEREST
Yes. it 1* only a penny, a small piece
of copper, and yet how we will all rush
to the bank that pay* Just one more penny
to oar Interest. And how. when the bank
book has been mad* up. we turn to ace
bow much more that on* penny ha* In
creased and how many more dollars have
been added to our bank account due to
this one more little penny Interest.
MRS. B. DRAN.
_ 1165 Tennessee street.
INCENTIVE TO THRIFT
I think the greatest benefit to be de
rived from the use of the penny 1* tbe In
centive to thrift.
How much 1* tree article? Five cent*.
Why, it's only worth 2 pennies at the
roost. But w* don't use pennies. Ob.
well, there go** 3 ceats and bare goes 2
cent* and her* 1 and so on.
JAMES W. RIDER
1344 Geary atreet.
TEACHES CHILDREN TO SAVE
I think through the children come* the
first great advantage of the penny. It Is
tbe first coin given to rhem always. Aa
they spend them the merchants profit or
save them, the bank* profit, and all tbe
time the child Is learning commercial
value of tbe smallest of United State*
currency. Th* child* penny bank also
teaches tbe great lesson of thrift.
MISS EVA HART.
821 A Clementina street.
PENNY AND COMPETITION
Tbe pennies make the dollar and tbe
peonie* must be considered a* a basis,
when competition enters Into big business
a fraction of a cent often decides a large
contract. Now, aa to a paper that give*
us the world news and at the same time
gives tbe b»alnea* man an opportunity to
reach th* greateat number of people, the
penny paper la a great boon because the
average man can afford a penny sheet
when few men would invest in a higher
priced paper. B. BACON.
Army Transport Dock.
NO "CHEAP" COIN
Regarding the general circulation of th*
penny there is as much need and demand
for It as for the dollar, and every person
OF SMITH DEAL
Says Option Offered Hanford
James K. Moffltt continued his depo
sition to explain what he had done as
a trustee of the United Properties
compsny toward settling the claims
of ita creditors when the hearing to
settle the F. M. ("Borax") Smith
financial tar.gle wag resumed today.
All of the trustees of the corpora
tion will be quizzed at length to learn
of the dealings of the United Proper
ties, in order that the question mark
that has surrounded the Smith inter
ests for many months may be re
McfTltt'B examination developed that
the board of trustees had done noth
ing toward paying the creditors, but
had reduced the expenses of the trac
tion system and discussed options
sought by R. G. Hanford.
Moffltt declared that the option for
financing the United Properties first
granted Hanford contained conditions
;inder which Smith and the bankers'
committee had the better of it. which
rreated obligations Moffltt said no
purchaser could be found to meet.
Moffltt said Hanford tried to get these
terms modified, but failed.
Indicted on Charge of
The federal grand Jury has brought
indictments against Louis Heipner, a
former business man of this city, and
TV. B. White, an attorney, on the
charge that they defrauded creditors
of the Heipner Machine and Metal
works of this city out of several
thousand dollars. Heipner flled vol
untary bankruptcy proceedings,
swearing that his debts were $7,700
and his assets $630. It Is alleged by
Attorney L M. Golden, specially en
gaged to prosecute the case by the
board of trade, that Heipner and his
attorney. White, collected money on
the same day that the bankruptcy
proceedings were instituted. Heipner
is said to have left the city.
BAR ASSOCIATION AFTER
UNIFORM ROAD LAWS
A program for devising a uniform
system of road management in every
state hafc been mapped out by the
American Highway association. This
system will include regulations on
the selection of officials In charge of
•nads In the states, collection of taxes,
which will be paid In cash instead of
r.elng worked out by farmers, and a
campaign for state rather than local
sontrol of the roads.
As the flrst step In furtherance of
this program for uniform highway
eglslatlon, which is fathered by
the American Bar association, the aid
9t the federal office of public roads,
:he several state highway depart
ments and the governros of the states
will be enlisted.
Plies Cored la 9 to 14 Day*
Druggists refund money if PAZO OINTMENT
falls to cere Itching, Blind. Bleeding or Pre
trading PUas. First application gives relief.
that can do b!s own thinking and acting
•tiould do everything within hi* power to
encourage th* general nae of the deapiaed
penny. Wo measure the value of a pound
of sugar with a fanny In the fame man
ner aa wa place the Value on a house or
a piano. Suppose a pound of meat were
marked 16 cents. It would be an Imposi
tion to charge 20 cents for It because an
Individual or a bunch of Individuals in a
town had placed a ban on the penny and
caused It to become unpopular by labeling
it as "cheap." TOM COOMBCS.
San Mateo, Cal.
PENNY LIKE HONEY
The penny Is like the honey. Th* bee*
don't gather the honey in large amounts.
They g»t a small quantity at a time sbu
save aad gather until It looks like they
had made money Instead of honey by sav
ing tbe small amounts until they became
The bees are a great study and most
any one watching them can't help but
think how a small amount can be mad*
lnto > tbouaanda. You must first save tho
small amount to accomplish anything In
future. The trouble with most people ia
that they have no economy lessons st
home and believe that a penny Is too small
to consider. GEORGE 0. PA RISEN
749 Capp street.
INVEST IN PENNY CALL
Tour contest no doubt Is very Interest
ing, judging from the number'of letter*
published dstly In your paper. Being a
subscriber aad knowing the knowledge to
be gained from Tbe Dally Call-Post. I
have concluded that one must Invest a
penny and buy The Call Post In order to
know the real value of a penny.
ANTON F. FRCGOLI.
743 Sbrader atreet.
PENNY IS YOUR FRIEND
A penny Is your friend. A penny ia
like the grain you sow which to stacks
may grow. go. be careful of the penny,
lou will find your friends are few when
you are short of pennies, pennies, pennlea.
431 Eleventh avenue.
PENNY BOON TO POOR
It Is trus that half the world does not
know how th* other half Uvea. To a
great many who are well to do a penny
ia so small It baa become a nuisance.
I hare heard people say, "Why not do
aw»y with the penny and have five cents
the smallest coin? No one ever uses the
But they are wrong. There are great
number* In the slum* of our cities to
whom a penny la a considerable sum. They
are goven so little In wages by the one*
who would do away with the cent that
every ltttle penny count*. If the penny
were abolished, articles that sre now of
that price would rise to five cents and be
out of th« reach of maay.
To ua who ar* Inexperienced the newa
that the employes' wages hsve been rslsed
three cents on tbe dollar does not seem
much, but when one reallaes the many em
ployee to whom the rsise Is given he sees
what one cent can amount to.
HENRY \KK KTNNISON
Quarters 12. Presidio. San Francisco
GRAND GROVE OF
California Lodges Upheld by
Court in Fight With the
The California grand grove of the
United Order of Druids won a victory
today over the supreme grand grove
when Judge Van Nostrand sustained
a demurrer of the state body to an
answer filed by the supreme body.
The trouble between the California
grove and the supreme grove began
when the eastern ruling body sought
to exercise what the California grand
grove claimed to be arbitrary right
In the matter of consolidation of the
groves in California and disposal of
the funds of the groves.
The California grand grove refused
to turn over the money to the su
preme grove, and when the latter
sought to organize a new state grand
grove it was stopped by injunction.
Coast 1914 Carnivals
List Sent to Tourists
In anticipation of the throng of
tourists that will be brought to the
Pacific states to see the progress of
the Panama-Pacific exposition, the
Festivals association of the Paclflo
Coast is sending broadcast a list of
fetes for 1914. The schedule has been
so arranged that the visitor will find
a fete in progress at any season.
Here are a few of the carnivals:
Dominion horse saow, Vancouver. B. C.
April; Rose festival, Portland. Ore., June 8-12:
the Powwow, Spokane, Wash., Jane; the
Rbodo-Festo, Bremerton, Wash.. June: tbe
Montamara Feato, Tacoma, July 2-4; Marine
Pageant and Floral show, Seattle. July; carni
val w»ek, Victoria, B. C, Auguit; Midsummer
festival. Vancouver, B. C. August; Mount
Baker Marathon. BeHlna-ham, Wash., August;
Wards of the Wiiard of the Wasaeh. Salt Lake
City, August; Rainmakers' carnival. Boise
Idaho, September; the Boend-l'p, Pendleton.
Ore., September; Por tola festival. Ran Fran
cisco, (probably) October; Fiesta of the Snows,
Truckee. Cel.. December.
Gets More Signatures
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO. Dec. 31.—The num
ber of signatures to the initiative pe
tition providing for the strict prohibi
tion in California on file In Secretary
of State Jordan's office has been
swelled to 52.990. Eight counties of
southern California have contributed
40.180 of these names, and fully 60 per
cent are the signatures of women. In
the northern counties «0 pe r cent of
the petition signers are women
Husband Deserted Her;
Wins Divorce Decree
Mrs. Caroline E. Fletcher of 12«3
Pine street was granted an inter
locutory decree of divorce today by
Judge Mogan from James C. Fletcher
manager of the Canadian Sun Life
Insurance company. Mrs. M etcher
testified that her husband left her In
October. 1912. and has since resided
in British Columbia. The couple
married April 28. 1309, while Fletcher
was in Japan for the company.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31* 1913
GIRLS NOW BETTER
FITTED FOR HOMES
THAN IN OLD DAYS
Domestic Science in the Schools Largely Responsible for
Higher Plane, Lecturer Asserts
Next week will mark sn epoch for
San Francisco housewives. A free
course In domestic science will be
given in Hale's Pompeiian court for
the benefit of ell who are Interested
in better and modern up to date
It is planned to afford pleasure as
well as profit. Kate B. Vaughn, the
lecturer, who he been obtained to con
duct this course, is a southerner with
all of the southern woman's predilec
tions and prejudices toward the home
life and old fashioned genuine hospi
tality, and she has a way of mak
ing those who attend her lecture
demonstrations feel that they are
her guests, and entertains them in
a happy and pleasant manner. This
makes for the delightful social spirit
which is characteristic of Mrs.
This school of methods for house
keepers and cooks of all types and
varieties will be high class in every
particular. Mrs. Vaughn is an edu
cator of note and has spoken before
domestic science classes end women's
clubs in many of the Reading cities
of the United States.
She takes a broad and compre
hensive view of the life work she
has chosen. She feels that the home
maker wields an unbounded influ
ence on all the work of the world.
She believes a woman whose duty
Is to make and care for a home can
not possibly have too much wisdom
and knowledge for the performance
of such a stupendous task. Perhaps
the best work Mrs. Vaughn does Is
to bring housekeepers to a realisa
tion of the greatness and Importance
of their Job. She la so deeply In
earnest about this that she never
falls to arouse the same degree of
enthusiasm In her hearers.
INTERESTED IN GIRI,S
Mrs. Vaughn, with two daughters,
one of whom is almost grown and is
being thoroughly trained in domestic
science principles, and the other, a
wee winsome lassie, still referred to
as "my baby," Is Interested In girls
everywhere and carries with her an
optimistic, message to combat the
opinion that "girls can't cook like
And Mrs. Vaughn has prood and
substantial reasons with which to
back up her statement. In her
lecture tours which have taken her
Into most of the large cities in her
own sunny south land, into many of
the Important educational centers of
the east, and this season into many
of the large cities of the Pacific
coast, she has come Into close per
sonal contact with the American girl
in her home life, her business life
and particularly in her school life,
and has studied her very carefully.
As a result Mrs. Vaughn insists
that the girl of today is far more
selfrellant and far better fitted to
assume the duties of a wife and
mother than those of a few genera
tions ago. She says that, along with
the education which makes for true
culture, girls are giving attention to
fewer fancy frills and more of the
important fundamentals which make
for real usefulness, particularly along
home making lines.
Mrs. Vaughn says the introduction
of domestic arts into public schools
and college curriculums has done
much to bring about this commend
able state of affairs, and that girls
know much more of the science of
housekeeping, more about sanitation
and hygiene, and more about foods
and their digestible values, than their
mothers knew or their grandmothers
I ever dreamed.
—SAYS MRS. VAUGHN. ]
Mrs. Kate B.
who will direct
The Call-Post's free
school of cookery
in Hale's Pompeian
court next week,
attired in her
"One is never too old to learn,"
as Mrs. Vaughn always whimsically
asserts. "I had no idea of the value
of domestic science training until
long after I was married, and when
I had a house full of little children
and little time to study. But where
there is a will there is a way, and
when I began to realize the import
ance of this matter, how much it
means to a woman who has a home
to care for. I juat made time.
"The more I knew the more I
wanted to know, end then I began
to want others to see the value of
knowing, and whtm the way opened
up. I said I will not teach domestic
science merely to girls who are some
day going to have homes, but I will
tell all I can about it to the women
who are already bearing the house
hold burdens and lighten those bur
dens all I can."
ALL CLASSES ENJOY LECTURES
So it has come about that all class
es of women are being helped by Mrs.
Vaughn's work. Wherever she lec
tures, school gtrla and their mothers
and grandmothers, brides and brides
to be, inexperienced and experienced
housekeepers flock to hear her, and
enjoy and profit by her instruction.
This is the kind of treat that is In
store for San Francisco women.
Mrs. Vaughn will lecture every af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock, beginning
Monday and continuing throughout
the week, on practical, everyday
housekeeping and cookery methods.
She believes in efficient housekeeping
and scientific cooking, but she teach
es the principles underlying these
and the methods by which she ap
plies these principles. In a very aim
pie and easily understood manner,
eliminating scientific and unfamiliar
terms and phrases and embracing in
her lecture demonstrations only such
ideas and suggestions as can be put
into real use by real housekeepers.
Vote by Proxy for
"Drummers" Is Plan
California will give commercial
travelers away from home a vote if
the plans of J. Maxwell Gordon, field
organizer of Wilson clubs in the last
presidential campaign, bears fruit.
Gordon is at the St. Francis, and his
mission here Is to Interest commercial
men with a view to bringing the
project before the next legislature.
Already 18 states have taken favor
able action and commercial travelers
are allowed to vote by proxy, Gordon
29TH STREET IMPROVERS
VOW TO GET CAR LINE
The Twenty-ninth and Castro
Streets District Property Owners' Im
provement club is urging the exten
sion of the Church street car line out
Twenty-ninth street to Castro. If no
action is taken by the streetcar com
pany the association will petition the
board of supervisors for immediate
EUGENIC LAWS FAVORED
By Associated Preaa.
WICHITA. Kan., Dec. 31.—A resolu
tion favoring eugenic laws making
rigid physical examinations compul
sory previous to marriage was adopted
by the Southwestern Osteopathic .as
sociation at its closing session.
Turn to the Classified Pages for
GET BIG BOOST
The Times Issues Supplement,
Forecasting Future of Ter
ritory and Panama Canal
LOTNTJON, Dec. 31.—Today's issue of
the Times Includes a 54 page supple
ment devoted exclusively to the Pa
cific coast states, their present inter
ests and developments and a general
forecast of the effects which the open
ing of the Panama canal is likely to
have on these states. The main sub
ject is treated in an exhaustive man
ner, for not only is each section of
the various states represented in de
tail, but a considearble space is de
voted to the natural resources in all
of the states, together with the ro
mance and history of various states.
The subject of the Panama canal
alone Alls three solid pages, or It
columns. Twelve columns deal with
Alaska, while the different articles on*
California cover 42 columns. Oregon
and Washington each occupy many
columns, while British Columbia is
given much space.
Another editorial In the main sec
"The Pacific states are on the eve of
a great renaissance in commerce and
all sorts of arts and industries related
to civilization, owing to the opening
of the Panama canal."
Police Search City
For Two Car Bandits
The police today began a city wide
search for two bandits who held up a
Kearny street car late last night, se.
curing $12 from Conductor Walter.
While one held him at the end of a
gun and robbed him, the second ban
dit stood guard. Both fled through
lumber yards near the northern ter
minal of the line. The motorman was
AIDS HER DIVORCE
FROM OLD CLIENT
Attorney Ford Helps to Free
Two Members of Family
Twice in Year
Twice within a year Attorney
George K. Ford has helped to free
members of the Scott family. This
morning Ford was the corroborating
witness for Mrs. Mildred McNair Scott
when she was granted her freedom
from marital ties by Judge Murasky.
Last year Ford freed Cary T. Scott
from a charge of having stolen $20,
--000 by a real estate transaction In a
Mrs. Scott alleged cruelty and de
sertion. She told Ford her troubles.
Ford testified while he was defend
ing the husband on the criminal
charge. The couple were married in
Napa in May, 1911.
Ex-Minister Failed to
Care for Children, Charge
Thomas S. Wallis, a former Metho
dist minister, will be taken from
Stockton to Oakland to answer to a
felony charge of failure to provide
for his two minor children, preferred
by his wife, Mrs. Emma A. Wallls
of 2026 Chestnut street. Oakland.
Wallls was arrested in Stockton yes
terday by Inspector Frank Neils of
Following his desertion of his wife,
Wallls was dismissed from the min
Road Offers Reward to
Stop Robberies of Car
A reward of 1200 has been offered
by the San Francisco-Oakland Ter
minal Railways company for the ar
rest and conviction of any robbers
caught robbing or attempting to rob
passengers or members of the crews
of any of the company's care. The
offering of the reward follows three
robber!ea of passengers or workmen
on the cars within the last three
$170 From Traveler
The Emeryville gang of pickpock
eta last night stole $170 from Martin
Kobe, who was a passenger on a
Santa Fe train from Mexico.
David Foultz was arrested last
night by Policeman Nightingale at
Twenty-second street and San Pablo
avenue for the theft of tools from J.
P. Morgan. Foultz was on a five year
probation term for a similar crime
committed last winter.
Woman Near Death
From "Shock" on Trolley
Miss Belle Mclver of 2420 Sixteenth
street, Oakland, today completely re
covered from the effects of an electric
shocn which sent her to the central
emergency hospital unconscious. On
a Valencia street car she grasped the
iron platform gate, steadying herself
with a hand on the controller box.
Rain water on the floor completed a
Seek to Check Thefts
In Y. M. C. A. Lockers
A new system to check the eligibil
ity of those entering the gymnasium
locker rooms is in force today at the
Young Men's Christian association as
the result of a series of robbtries. In
three weeks several hundred dollars
in cash and one $250 diamond ring
have been taken.
BATTERY B'S BALL IS
SET FOR SATURDAY EVE
The third annual ball of Battery B,
California field artillery, will be held
Saturday night in the ivory ballroom
of the Hotel Oakland. The dance com
mittee consists of Lieutenants J. w.
White, H. W. Enefer, Sergeants F. E.
Davis, M. R. Emerson, R. H. Neder
man. Corporals R. W. Blake. C. W.
Davis, C. W. Seely, J. Greenfield. Pri
vates C. G. Martin and E. B. Barr.
1 SEVENTH ANNUAL §
I WHITE SALES I
I Janua-ry Jcconci— I
I Announccmenis I
9 In iapcTs I
SEEK TO TRACE
Powder Expert Aids Police in
Running Down Clews Involv
ing Richmond Suspects
Efforts "were made today by the po
lice to trace the movements of the
three dynamite suspects, Thomas
Mooney, H. G. Hanlon and Joseph
Brown, who were arrested Saturday
night at Richmond after they had
landed with a boatload of explosives,
and to discover where they purchased
the dangerous cargo. John Birming
ham Jr., powder expert, has been en
gaged to help In finding where the
explosives were obtained.
The three suspects, held in the
county Jail at Martlnes. will be ar
raigned before Judge Lindsay Jan
The police are certain the sailboat
in which the men came to Richmond
was secured at Vailejo. A newspaper
found in the boat was addressed to
Frank Furlan, an employe at Mare
island. Furlan said he knew Mooney.
but that he had not seen him in a
year. Mooney's wife visited ber hus
band in jail yesterday, but was un
communicative, like her husband.
Seeks to Stop Her Suit
Opposing the attempt of Mabel W.
Barr to obtain a community share of
$10,000 worth of property belonging to
William O. Barr, from whom Mrs.
Barr lias an interlocutory decree of
divorce, Phineas F. Merguson, guar
dian of Barr's person and property,
today filed answer in the superior
court. He set forth that when Mrs.
Barr obtained her interlocutory decree
she testified that there was no com
Merguson asaerta that the decree,
granted by Judge Mogan on June 20,
1912, also holds that there ia no com
munity property and that that decree
may not be amended. Barr was de
clared mentally Incompetent January
Furnace Fire Halts
Recital of "Aurora"
The reflected light of the divine Are
ia today proved of lees potency than
the real glare of the kind of blaze
firemen fight. The fashionable Brown
ing club found It out when the flames
filled the furnace room of the Century
club. A rush for the street halted the
reading of Browning's "Aurora
Leigh" by Miss Edith Coburn Noyes
of Boston. The damage waa alight.
13 Formosan Plotters
TOKYO, Dec. 31. —The public exe
cution of 13 Formosan conspirators
was carried out at Talhoku, For
mosa, today, according to dispatches
received. The plotters had planned to
raise an army of 100,000 Formosans
and to massacre the Japanese garri
son, afterward handing the island
over to China.
Society Girl Plans
To Take Veil as Nun
Abandoning society for the convent.
Miss Eugenic Peyton, sister of Mrs.
John John of San Mateo and a favor
ite in Pacific coast society, soon will
take her vows in the Order of Perpet
ual Adoration, according to word re
ceived from New York yesterday by
San Francisco friends of the young
Wouldbe Suicide Is
On Road to Recovery
fjoorgt Bangor of 114 Common
wealth avenue is recovering today at
the central emergency hospital from
self-inflicted knife wounds. He cut
his left arm and his chest and then
walked for hours with a friend, say
ing nothing of the wounds.
Read Tbe Call-Post Want Ada It
Bullet Is Taken From
Brain of Woman Shot
By Her Foster Sister
Miss Santos Rallies From Opera
tion, Surprising Medical Men
—Exonerates Mrs. Baptiste.
Dr. Thomas G. Dodds of Acropolis
sanitarium, Oakland, has removed the
bullet from the brain of Miss Mary
Santos, who was shot 10 days ago by
her foster sister, Mrs. Josle Baptlste.
The woman is making one of the
most remarkable recoveries ever noted
by the medical fraternity in the east
Miss Santos was unconscious most
of the time for several days. After
the operation she regained conscious
Miss Santos exonerated Mrs. Bap
tlste. saying the shooting was acci
dental. The latter, who was held in
detinue for several days, has been re
leased on $1,000 bail.
Grand Jury Refuses
Redlight True Bills
The Gormley grand jury last night
refused to be swayed by the argu
ments of two groups of women who
wanted Indictments returned in the
red light fraud cases.
One delegation consisted of mem
bers of the San Francisco center, who
were content to express their views
by means of a letter which was read
by Foreman Gormley. They contended
that there was plenty of evidence to
warrant the returning of indictments.
The second group was made up of
representatives of the Women's Vot
ers' club, the Women's Committee of
Justice and the Oceanaide Women's
club. These women said that they had
no personal knowledge of forgeries
on the red light petition. Gormley
told them that the grand jury could
not consider hearsay evidence and dis
Waldo, Head of N. Y.
Police, Resigns Place
By Associated Frets.
NEW YORK. Dec. 31. —Rhlnelander
Waldo, for nearly four years police
commissioner of New York, walked
out of headquarters today. In a let
ter to Mayor Kline, he said:
"It appears to be the desire of the
incoming administration not to ap
point a commissioner, but to have an
acting commlssiones, appointed by me,
remain in charge of the department.
I will not be a party to this plan."
Mayor Kline settled the situation
for the time being by appointing
Douglas I. McKay police commissioner
Slogan of Gathering
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 31. —"We
are here to further the purpose of
this movement to Christianise the en
tire world, and it can be done with
your help," said Dr. John R. Mott
of New York city, in opening the
quadriennlal convention of the Stu
dent Volunteer Movement for Foreign
Missions, in convention hall.
Five thousand college students,
representing 800 universities and col
leges in the United States and Can
ada, were in their seats when the
convention was called to order.
Fined $5 for Giving
Lie, but Won Case
MARYSVILL.B, Dec. 31—There was
a stormy session in Judge Morris
sey's court yesterday when Attorney
John Irish called Attorney W. H. Car
lln a liar. Judge Morrissey fined
Irish $5. Suit was brought by At
torney Irish against 20 of his former
clients to collect fees. Judgment was
given in his favor.
Army Transport Chief
Goes to Philippines
Colonel John T. Knight, general su
perintendent of the army transport
service at San Francisco, has been
ordered by the war department to
duty in the Philippines, relieving
Colonel I. W. Little, who will proceed
to San Francisco for assignment.
Colonel Knight will be succeeded by
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Hart.
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TARGET FOR TEN
SHOTS; ONE LANDS
Wouldbe Assassins Fire on
Man From Opposite Side
Two men armed with revolx-ers at
tempted to assassinate Frank San
tuccio at 7 o'clock thia morning at
Mason and Chestnut streets. The men
flred 10 shots at Santuccio from across
the street, one of which took effect.
When Santuccio fell to the ground
writhing with pain the assassins fled.
Santuccio was taken to the central
emergency hospital, where it was said
he will recover. Tho bullet struck
him in the left arm.
Santuccio is a foreman In the employ
of the Pacific Gas and Electric com
pany. He said he recognised one of
his assailants as Oasparo Princiville»
whom he recently discharged. The
other man was a stranger.
Santuccio reeides at 1340 Grant ave
nue. He was en route to work and
stopped at the corner of Mason and
Chestnut streets to wait for a car. He
saw two me» approach, stop on the
opposite cor-»er, and without a sign
of warning draw two guns and begin
firing at him point blank. They emp
tied both of their revolvers, but be
cause of the semidarkness their aim
Detective Emil Hearn is Investigat
ing the affair.
Convicts Ready for
Tomorrow's Big Show
SAN QUENTIN. Dec. 81.—Letter
perfect in their "stunts" after weeks
of rehearsing, the convicts who have
been assigned parts arc ready for the
curtain to go up on their eighth an
nual New Year vaudeville show.
Warden Johnston announced that
there will be at least three perform
ances of the entire program. The
show will take about three hours.
There will be an extra performance
for invited guests in the evening.
Express Rate Order
Is Held Up 30 Days
At the request of the interstate
comerce commission the state rail
road commission today granted the
Wells Fargo company an extension of
30 days In which to put the new
schedule of rates Into effect. The in
terstate commission Is making- a na
tional schedule for express compa
nies and it desires uniformity In these
Hit Him With Ruler;
He Sues for Divorce
Whenever Mrs. Elsa Hoflich of 15.". 5
Franklin street became angry with
her husband she bit him with a ruler,
according to the complaint for divorce
of Max Hoflich, filed in Ala neda
county and transferred here toduy.
Hoflich asserts that he Is of a nerv
ous disposition, and that his wife's
conduct caused him suffering and
Boy's Tale of Kidnaping
Probed by Authorities
SAN JOSE, Dec. 3L—Local officers
of the JuvenPj* court wrote to au
thorities of Amherst, 0.. today in an
attempt to verify the story of eight
year old Joe Secctra, who was found
on the street yesterday and who says
that he was kidnaped by a tramp
and carried away from Amherst
more than a month ago.
L. B. FARLEY'S FUNERAL
SAN RAFAEL. Dec. 31.—The funeral
of Lester B. Farley, son of Tlllmon
Farley, one of Marin county's pioneer
cattlemen, will be held tomorrow at
11 o'clock. Farley was 30 years old
and died in San Francisco after an Ill
ness of a month. He leaves a widow
and a 5 year old daughter.
FLAGSHIP ON WAY HERE
MARE ISLAND. Dec. 31.—The flag
ship California will arrive at Mart
island Monday, January 12. according
to radiograms received at the local
naval station today. It is due to join
tho Maryland at San Diego Saturday,