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POSTMASTER
PROFITS AS A
MONEY LENDER
Civilian Employe at Alcatraz
Accused of Misusing the
Government Funds
Arrest Follows Failure to De
posit Funds That Are Due
Postal Department
August A. UljefAlU civilian postmas
icr at Alcatraz island, was arrested
yesterday on the complaint of Postal
Inspector James O Connell and charged
with the crime of misusing government
money by loaning- the same to soldiers
.•v the island and civilians in San Fran
«-;s<-o at 15 per o<*nt a month.
Liljefelt has been viewed with sus
picion by Inspector O'Connell since last
June, when he was arrested on the
complaint of Olga Ahlstrom. The
girl, a native of Finland, swore, among
minor matters, that her fellow coun
tryman, the postmaster, had borrowed
f 185 from her at the time he promised
10 marry her on the plea that he needed
this sum to make good with the postal
department.
VISIT I'RUM INSPECTOR
Last Monday O'Connell sent In
spector John P. Fogarty to the island
to examine accounts. Liljefelt came
on board the tug, but hearing that the
inspector was there immediately went
ashore. Fogarty found Assistant Post
master Hollister in charpre. but without
stamps or funds to transact • business.
The safe and cash drawer were left
loi-ked.
Fogarty kept watch next day and
learned that Liljefelt had failed to re
mit to i=^n Francisco 5245 December 30,
<lue or. money orders.
Liljefelt was caught at the -4ug
Wednesday and taken before O'Connell.
to whom he told conflicting stories.
The result was that he was taken yes
terday to the island by Fogarty. where
,the post plumber was called in to force
[the safe. Then Liljefelt remembered
its combination.
I'llOOlCE* THE MOXEV
With tiS cents in the locker and the
4-ufe empty, $4 06 due the ivan Francisco
office In money orders and J9B on- postal
orders, Liljefelt hastened to pull out
««f his pocket $385 in gold to square
matters. Rut telegraphic instructions
from O'Oonnell caused his arrest on the
charge of failing' to deposit and mis
using: government funds, a crime in
tlif statutes as serious as embezzle
ment.
Among Liljefelt's effects were found
numerous small promissory notes of a
few dollars each, drawing J*• per cent
;; month. He had loaned out $4fio on
the island an.l $2Q(* in Pan Francisco,
.••pparently among servant girls.
"I am convinced," said O'Connell,
'that his game was to hold us off till
th<» army payday, when he could get
back the government's money and 15
per cent besides. lie was busy mak
ing: up the gold he produced while pre
tendfng to be sick."
BURGLARS ROB HOME
OF COMPOSER'S MOTHER

Loot Mrs. Gertrude Cowles'
Residence
Burglai-s entered the apartments of
Mrs. Gertrude Cowlep, 1560 Sacramento
street, mother of Cecil Cowles, pianist
and i-omposer, early yesterday morning
by the kitchen window that had been
left open and stole jewelry and coin
valued at ?2T(». Mrs. Cowle^ was awak
<-ne<j by the noise, but imagining it was
caused by a cat went to sleep again.
Thieves entered the stateroom of
K. K. Klwell, steward of the steamer
Shna Yak and stole a grold watch, chain
and locket valued at $«6. A new dia
mond automobile tiro in a case was
s-tolen from the automobile' of Rudolph
Spreekels in Sutter street between" Oc
tavia and Laguna. Two children's
banks and tlreir contents and a revol
ver were stolen- from the residence of
.iohn Camiccia, 535 Vallejo street.
Pickpockets robbed Hakon Bjorn,
painter, l!<07 Mission street, of a purse
and $23.75 on a Mission street car; L.
Cerf, 21f'2 Bush street, of a pocketbook
a:id a check for J-<3, gold chain valued
at $3 and $7.50 in coin on a Sutter
j-trect car; Mrs. Frank Powell, 1001
Pine street, of a purse and $1.95 on a
Market street car and Patrick McKenn,
•S4 Silver street, of a diamond stickpin
in a saloon in Polk street.
John Spiegel, 35a Kearny street, was
robbed «>f $4i by a woman while talk
ing to her in Post street near Grant
avenue Wednesday night. .
John D. Morton, city clerk of San
Mateo, wes robbed of a gold watch and
ribbon fob "Wednesday evening. Miss
C Lindason, 1559 Pacific avenue, while
being nttted with a dress at the White
House, left her purse containing $25 and
some letters on a chair and the purse
was stolen. A handbag containing a
gold watch, bankbook and $23 was
stolen from Mrs. Daisy lilut's baby
carriage at Twenty-third and Mission
streets. An overcoat belonging to J. H.
Mouse of the Casa Loma apartments,
'.)03 Pine street, was stolen from a lot
in the rear of the new hall of Justice.
It contained a pocketbook with two
notes, one for $1,000. and other papers.
LADIES OF G. A.;R.
INSTALL OFFICERS
Seven Pines circle No. 3 of the ladies
of the Grand Army of .the Republic
at it? last meeting publicly installed
the following as officers for the cur
rent term:
Virginia Fsradar. pr<>M<3«-iit: Ma F. Orpfn.
nonior rice /\u25a0n-etdoni ; Kiizalx-tb Twisg. junior
vie* prosldmt : i:m!ly F. lluhlcll. rbaplaiu: I>-n«
Sdiolten. treawirpr <twpDlr-sorond termt; Julia
if. <Jr»bam. w«rctary: Elizabeth Walker, con
rtar-trKS: Ilmily Grsff, af»<oclat* <^>ndnctres!«:
Harriot ijriffin. KUard; Carrie Mag-t*. anfistant
V'll.'iUl. . 0
Mary Watson, the retiring president,
was presented by the circle with an
emblamatic gold badge of the order In
appreciation of her energetic work for
the good of the organization. Then
followed a musical program and danc
ing.
ART AND CRAFTS GUILD
TO ENTERTAIN PUBLIC
The California Guild of Arts ami
Crafts will hold a meeting at 8 o'clock
Saturday evening at 251 Post street.
The public is cordially invited.
Mrs. F, IL Meyer will talk on guilds
and M. Ingerson will speak on design.
The association is composed of the
craftsmen of California, whose object
in coming 1 together Is to provide a
means of bringing their work to the
attention of ibe public and through".ex
hibits, lectures ai*d instruction^ to culti
vate the public taste and to raif-e the
standard of work!
Waff ji the ads on the classified pases
of Th". Call for good buys in Faloons,
Krocerlep. lodginif liouses, restaurants,
etc. Go Into business for yourself. The
• "ail <-.-irrie« n l»rjjc\list of Business
Clianc- places dally. \u25a0
MAYOR BIDS PUPILS
PURSUE HIGH AIMS
'I . :
Dr. Taylor Speaks at Dedication
of Mission Grammar School
in Assembly Hall
Students Give Entertainment
and Receive Medals and
Diplomas of Graduation
With his speech at the dedication of
th** Mission grammar school in Mis*
sion street near Sixteenth yesterday
nu>inirg. Mayor • Edward R. Taylor
made his last public appearance on the
municipal stage, as lie termed it.
The 600 pupils of the school,, with
teat hers, members of the board of edu
cation, members of the playgrounds
commission and others interested in the
school, gathered in the large assem
bly hall in the basement at 10:30
oVlock. The exercises were opened
with "Traumerei." which was very well
sung by a "carefully trained chorus of
the students.
James Rolph Jr., president of {.he
Mission promotion association, pre
sided. He told that he had once been
! a pupil in the Mission grammar school
[and he reverted to the laying of the
| cornerstone of the new building April
' IS last, as -well as to the history of
! the site.
| GIFT OF JOHN CENTER
In 1559. lie said, the late John Center
| gave the Jot to the city. It had been
ian Indian burying ground. The Mar
! shall primary school, the firet bulld
! ing erected on the site in 1867, had for
i its principal Mrs. Walker, who was
l present yesterday. The Mission gram
mar school was buUt in 1576 and lasted
! until the fire. - j
Rolph closed with a tribute to Miss
i Kate Crowley. rhe principal; Miss Jean
net^ Hillman, the vice principal, and
• the other teachers of the school.
Mayor Taylor expressed his pleas
ure at being present, as the Mission
grammar school was the first school
building itesigned and completed dur
ing his administration. The school
building is one which was provided
for in the bond issue of 190S, when
$160,000 was provided for the structure.
LOOK HIGH, SAYS MAYOR »-'
The good influence of schools was
discussed by the mayor, who urged his
young hear#PK to make their- lives val
uable, so that they would be of service
to other people.
"Always look high," stiid the mayor.
"Never iook 10w... Although you may
never reach your goal, as few of us
do, the very effort will be of inesti
mable benefit to you. Read good books.
Don't- read dime novels. Associate with
the best people. Knowledge of itself
will never make you good, except that
it will create an environment in which
you can improve yourself. Knowledge
jis n**ver an end, but a means." . v
Miss Daisy Cahlll extended a greet
ing, George Duncan gave the valedic
tory, and there were songs and recita
tions by the pupils. Thomas E. Hay
den, president of the board of educa
tion, presented the diplomas and City
Superintendent A. Roncovieri awarded
the medals.
PRESENT TO SCHOOL
The graduating class presented the
school with two pictures of Yosemite
i valley.
The* medal pupils were George Dun
can, Frank McPherson and Daisy Ca
| hill. Following is a list of the gradu
i ates:
! Ueorjjt' Duncan |.Tonnua Thomson
| Frank M<-I'lj?rson Kdna GUI':
! Arthur O - Hrion kj«»orge Konold
I Walter Meyer 'John MLchf>
! Dotty OhUi iriotilda Wipgand
: Uarjorie I^ane l>ora Deniattj .
i \>ra O'lionuoll May Forner
Sybil Sykrs Kraraa <Jol<lman
Kdwnrd Flnrr-n Hilda Keffuin
i Newton Wls» Myrtle Axford
Ix)uise Hod«-I<*r_ Myrtle Ifcrry
Theresa FreiJas I<niw Allen
| Waltpr Rr*hm Anita Hfispl
EstLpr Widhis Herbert Scblriner .
! Irene Brooks Kdward Topp«T
\ Ralph Sullivan - Janjfs-Macken
Crocker Grammar School
Graduating exercises were held by
\u25a0 many other schools throughout the city
i also, and interesting programs of song
• and recitation presented. The clasa
j singing was especially good, and
j showed the effect of careful training:
land frequent rehearsals.
The Crocker glee club helped to
! make the Crocker grammar school .ex
j ercises niore- than usually merry.
Among those who took part in the pro
gram were:: rV» v
1 Wilfred Xlatth'-ws - . Krta Mohrijr
i nwijrht Mitchell MelTllle Katifraann
Kfistcr B?ede" V Benixvl fjolcber
• Salirtollp \jK>n Carrnu
Fa?oth<"jr j Helen- Vlllrtlpando
Knid Hv.rns jSnmiiel 1-ewJn
Marie MrCormac JHhiis Messprohmidt
Kutli rropper • Kdua Wright'
Kdna Farm I
The graduates .were:.
MISS R. HARBY'S CLASS
MEDALS '
II»n> Mcssprschmidt |Ada McXaught
Samuel I-ewis iMclrille Kauftnann
HONORARY
Hans Messerschmidt Edith Lep
Samnpl I^wis Marie McCornwc '
Ada - McNaught Sanford Harris
Melrille Kaufmann jPaul JVnner '
Arthur Lanrfo (Hazel -Ash
PROMOTF.D
William Armstrong jAntia Bputtlcr :
Fred Bnms s Uulh Cornyii
Ed Carroll Anclp Crom>
FifU <!lPT<>n;;er Naomi Dobertr
Alx? FViedman Evelyn Dowdcll
Isidore Jacobs Virginia Dunne „-'\u25a0 .
Eddln MoKay Bertha Endrirk i ;
Dwipht Mitobrll . Edna Farm j
Albert Moon \u25a0 Hthcl Hooper. •
Harry Mol>l«*y ("arrle Klr^-hbaum ;
Burr Mrailtbrop Kda Mohrij?
Dennis Smith* Ruth I'ropper
Jop Srhiifor jllplen Villalpando
Albert • SohoenfeH Ada Wallp.n
Harry Weir Ida -Wolfe
"Edna Wright •
MISS EFFIE E. SMITH'S CLASS
MEDALS
Wilfred E. Marthpvrs Jroari E. Sulsb^rg
William E. Haslrhurst (Bernied Golcbpr .'.'..'\u25a0
HONORARY
Wilfrod, Mattbpws- [(Jeorso. Crotip
William Heslehurst Caster Becdc
Tcarl Sult<Vw»rar jl^on Oarrau
B««Dnp<l «iolohpr i David Cooper " ,
Juap Kimushinia lAdrixn Morln '
I'UOMOTKD. \u0084 :
Annip Barr , lAltre Murphy
Ti-Ix Hrunnlnjrs 'Carolyn Nathan
Enid Bir.-'is | Karl Nesnitt •
Ailppn Cllffi>r<l jHujro OhlHson
Gabriellc I'apotUey * i Dorothy Ppjsit.
Florence Flinn |KurdPtte Pollopk
Allwrta Floan \u25a0 jOharltn. R*ill.r
Bertha Formsu {Julius RoH.-msky
Rita Colfusky . lEdilh- Ro«s.
ltaytnond Hall |Kinma SclirotiliT
Hhlll|» HHirick iCliarleg Slacjt *
Clalrp Harold iKlorrnee Stelger . *
Roy Harold . |ln«t! ..Tpscbe
Sam Ilpfhtman . i-Vfrnn.Ton-Ip '. :*,-'--'\u25a0
Aipl Jensen - JKptiben- Vallefte :
Klklp KnoM^Kk ffjivon .Wagnurx*
Juliet Kbox , Lucille Winti-r
Clifford ..MltcbPll (Mabel Yatti< h^ "..;
Cosmopolitan Exercises
Songs and recitations in , Spanish;
German and French, as wellas English,
characterized the exercises lof the Ad
ams Cosmopolitan grammar school.
Those who presented the program: were
Helen Cohn. Florence Dawson, Emma
Westphal. Gussie Sideman,- Adele Rea
gan, Reuben Xurok and \\V. Robinson.
Following were theSrraduatcs:" .
HONORARIES -
Wilfred Robison Robln-lrSiiKXlp'Sijipniaii
son - JAd-lPncajan
. PROMOTED
Charlpf Khr<"nbPrs- ltcub»>n Niirok"
Edward Elklns ' H«»len «v>)m ,:
Li'stPr Jofob* . A<lr|p HnTid>.,|i
Chflrks! Kaplan n«jrr\n»p i r>awFoii \u25a0- :
, Heinri<-li;!,Hi«'v .'••', ; t R"m«. Stanlon
Edn-JnL«ii«ledt \u25a0. 'Knnna :\Vettphal '••\u25a0 .-.',
Program tat; Beirgcrot
Scenes 'from Dickens* '•Christmas
WHiv>S&y^Fß'A^
Carol,"' and a : class prophecy. '"Twenty-; i
one iYears Later," presented -by; the i pu
pils'; of -Miss Oliver's :'class, -'were the
most important- items, on the. program
given by- the"" Bergerot \u25a0 school \u25a0• at:..the j
graduation of the eighth grade pupils.!
Those', presenting ! the exercises- wera: j
Gladys England ' Gertrude England
Lillian Mrllugli Dorothy Merrlmaa
Georgia Tanner Freda Rossbach ,
Nellie Merrimau Bessie Woolsey
Kdgar Mycrof t Nina Frellson :
Axel CraVeni • ; Marjorie Thorn
(JeorceGravem Freda Heltnieyer' %
William Aronson Walter Ablf . -
Kmmet Fecney . Edward Brugge
Enth Forney Edward Ongerth . ; i
Miss Kittle Fowler Wesley Simons j
Ksther Hawthorne Edwin Downing
-Dorothj- Kruse ,
The graduates were:
William Aronron ' ' Atiiia Fiances Jackson
Mildred Emma Camp- Lillian Margaret Me
b»»U \ Hugh
Gladys Lucinda . . Ens- Ellen Merriraan •
land Edgar Nelson Mycroft
John Emmet Feeney I'earl^ Louise Simonds.
nn th Isa belle Forney Georgia Alia Tanner
Axel Berg Gravem Mary Frances Warren
Jorgen Berg Gravem
Irving At. Scott School
Graduating exercises at the Irving- M.
Scott grammar-school were presented
by: \u25a0 ' - -\u25a0.... \u25a0.. ';•\u25a0;
Frank O'Brien " ' ,/ellH .Severance
Ellen ' Kennr Mnt#l Kltfiliie -
IMlzabeth'r Weiss.'. M^rthß McKcawl
Ethel FriPdlnuder Ruse Klein
Sadie Kiiunlt*'
The 'graduates were;
Mabel Airev , VloW f)l«?n.
Altliia' r.ratidt . -Hilda Richards.
KHzal>erli fox.: • i May Tratit . -
Amy Kiisfromi. ' 1 Walter Johnßon
May I.ordoir Charlen Manuel
May O'Hara ? Frflnk' t)'Brien '. ".->.
Margaret O'Brien <
Flag Salute at Fairmount
A salute to the flag prefaced the
graduating exercises at the Fairmount
school. Those presenting the program
! were:
] Walter WiebalU Birdie Uicliardson
William Jones Charle* Poyson
Goldie Nordau Ivau- Nelson
Donald Elliot Pt-rcy Hedges v
El*a Dolder Kaytnoud Healy . \u25a0 .
Mary Braunbeck • «
The graduates:
Birdie Hichardson Artliur Gorgensen \ -
Klsa Dolder Charles I'ayson
Mary Brannbeek I Ivaii Nelson
Kstella . Fitzgerald \u25a0 j Pldmond-.Chaix
Goldie Nordau William Jones
Raymond Healy Percy Hedges
Donnld Elliot James' Linn
Walter Wiebalk . ..;j. .
John Swett School
The Jolin Swett grammar school pre
sented a lengthy and unique program of
'graduation, in which even Swiss yodel
ing was included. Those concerned ,in
the entertainment were:
Haunah Kappclmanu Florence. : Davis
Mildred McWilllaius Smart Lalst
Until Swanson Wendell Rogers
Florcnt-t' Volz : A'illiam Ileamt.'.
Pihe Ilawkes. Harry Hearst
'Lille Seliroeder . Hazel Frohose \u25a0
Frank Daugherty Ray Haiith
Samuel Weiuberg ' Alite Schlt-ub „
Edward A lvarado
i The graduates were:
Amelia Azewlo Edward Alviirado
Hazol Behrmauu Frank Daugherty
Florence .Davis Nrd DaugliTty
Louise Fjltincs- Russell Ellis
Hazel Towzer- \ Herljert- Uuptill
Agnes Frayne t'red Hammer
Pauline iHobler William Hearst
Hannah Kappelmann Stuart TjiiKt
Gladys Lomax | Charles Laugendorf _
Mildred McWilliauis Ray Smith
Florence Schi Hi ug Wendell Rogers
Alice s>"eh!eub Samuel Weiuberg
Hnzel Sylva Meyer Zobler
Mexialists. of the school are:
Deninan ' medals — Hannah; Kappelmann, Flor
ence Davis.
Bridge medal? — Willis Ray Smith, Francis
Daugberty. . •
John Sweet medals — Hannah Kappelmann,
Florence Davis, Pauline Hobler. Slildred Mc-
Wllliams. I>ouise Faltlngs. \u25a0 Willis Ray Smith,
Francis Daugherty, Fred Hammer, Wendell Rog
ers.
Glen Park Graduation
Graduation exercises at the Glen
Park school were presented by
Grace Havens Raymond ' Ray ." '
Ingrid Arvonen Edna Jolmoon
Florence Ltttith Michael Orwitz /
Anna Thiele Julius Franjak.: %- : \%
Alice Moore , Maude. Hunter
Florence Le'ttich and Julius Franjak
received Denman and Bridge medals.
The graduates were:
Ingrid Lydla Arvonen Alice Christina Moore
Grace Harriet Havens Julius John Franjak
Maude Gertrude Hunter Michael Orwltz
Edna Olivia Johnson Raymond Edward Ray
Florence Thais Lettlch
Washington Grammar School
...- Following are those who took part
in the graduating exercises at the
Washington grammar school:
Annihale Milan! Willie Connors
Nicholas Ann*taM Jack Octhoft' :
Rir.aldo Demartlni Karl Mohatipt
Rhoderlck Kreics Stephen Tomanovich
Edgar Stein Marcel. Vaysslel
Frank Danerl
The graduates were:
Nicholas Anastasi Herman Ott . "« v ;.
William Connors .luck Ostlioff
Frank Daiielr Jolin Ros«i
Rinaldo Demartini Stephen Tomanovich
Karl Mohaupt I
Spring Valley School
. The graduating .exercises of Spring
Valley school were presented by-
Edna Nannen Olga .Taneovieh
France* Lercara Julia Jancovieh
Carl Lorotti Irene Stnengel
Arthur Blnde Jean Millar
Joseph Zimmerman Archibald Wnllace
Henry Tsuji Ira I.arsen
Anna Jamrovlch '.lames Wallace .. ; r \
James Wallace and L.lrida I.ippi were
awarded the Dr. G. K. Krlnk pins.
James Wallace and Joseph Zimmerman
received ' Bridge medals and Denman
medals were given to Linda Lippi,
Frances Lercara, Eleanor Garbarino,
Lena Rosengana, Lida Kuhn.
The graduates were: .
Eleanor <;arl»arino Laura tamelino
Arthur Blade Frances lercara
Rhoda Cantley « Carl I^ovottJ
Frank ' Cndeniartorl » Lena Roßengana
Arthur Carfagnl , . frene Staengel
Edna Hanfen ' Frank Suters •\u25a0 . ,
IrwinHclxhelscr Henry Tsmji : - :. \u0084^
Bertba Jansen .•-\u25a0 . \u25a0 James , Wallace ;.; y:;}Z"±;\
Olga Jancovieh Archie Wallace
Lida Kahn Joseph Zimmerman
Ethel Langridge Agneo Slosher V
Fritz Laekman Myrtle Mltcbcll
Ira Lar«en Jean Millar •
Linda Llppl {''.. Lillian Noonan
| Lincoln School. Program :
At the Lincoln school an excellent
program was given, those- taking part
being Chester Hancock, Louis Dick,
Ralph C&ok, Florence Lockyerc,'Hen
rietta! Games and Alice. Stewart. 'After
a brief speech W. W. .Stone, jthe prin
cipal, delivered the diplomas; to the
three graduates, Alice Stewart, "Gert
rude Cox and Ralph Cook. ,
ARMY AND NAVY Y. MCA.
OFFICIALS FILE REPORT
Total of $35,000 Paid Out Dur-
ing the Year
Dr. R. L.-Ripdonj*. Chairman of!; the
committee of management in charge of
the work ; being: done by - the A rmy ; and
Xavy Youngr. lien's Christian-associa
tion) has -submitted .to i the ; public an
account . of ; the i expenditures \u25a0 the , a«so
ciationihas -made^during ; tliP r last year;
ln : al"r?3r>, 000 has;)>een, paid outS.-En-*
listed men Jhave'r supplied ;• $20,000 '0f
this and \ friends "of > the movement -con;
tributed $15,000 of the total- amount;
Of .this latter "sum about $9,000 came
from tlie district about the bay in con' r '
tributibns ['.'and.- $G,ooo> from . th» east. \u25a0':<
V* During the\comingr year-the'associa
tion'Will 1 enlarge Uts work and '\u25a0 $10,000
Trill be; needed ..for . the ; 12 months. .Of
this amount : s23, ooo , will: 6e, paid. by the
enlisted, men-themselves* and; the re
maining $17,000- must be contributed.'
MAY ALLOW; MOTOR
CARSt ON WHARVES
Harbor Commission Submits
Proposed Change
The harbor commissioner* yesterday
direct <*»l»§eoretary' Thorpe tV submit ,to
the bourd''of. Underwriters*,? \u25a0proposed
olianco/Jn/Ui* \u25a0ruleißnvf'rninsrsautomo
.lill'js on state . water: front. •property."--"^ \u25a0
-As tli h law .now- st a nds~amhu* lances,
hearses , and '\u25a0 pnljc-o '\u25a0 pa trol ;: wa Kono ' pro
pelled by motors a re 1 not allowed on
wharvnsor-liulkheads. '\u25a0
1 1 is \ proposed to; amend the - la'nV so
that lv<?liicles;'of \u25a0 t his lkiud may -be-per
mittod. ,v rider .certain' restrictions,'" on
sta(<«' wharves.
CHINESE EAGERLY
GRASP FRANCHISE
Celestials Using Newly Acquired
Votes Intelligently, Says
Bishop Lewis
New Conditions Make the Great
Middle Class- Factor in
Framing of Laws
"China .Is having" its first taste of
constitutional government, and accord
in« to Bishop W.S. Lewis of the Metho
dist Episqopal-churcli, who arrived here
yesterday,, the citizens of the :\u25a0 Flowery.
Kingdonfare-taMng advantage of their,
new -opportunities with alacrity and
are making' intelligent use of; the fran
chise Which is theirs for; the lirst
in the history of China. .' . •'
. When the bishop left the far , east
the provincial assemblies were holding
their first session. These assemblies
can/make no laws.': Each assembly,
however, elects eight members of the
national parliament, which will .meet
later at Peking.. The provincial assem
blies have the power only to make rec
ommendations which the" national par
ll&rhent will make Into -laws if it
sees:flh •-. "'• -;\u25a0-., '. :; ':2-^' .;
To vote in China the citizen must
have an estate of at least J5.000 or must
have been • a government teacher | for
three years. A' literary man.of any de
gree and a government official in good
standing, are also entitled to. vote for
members of the provincial 'assemblies.'
; According to the bishop : this oppor
tunity to take a hand in the govern=~
ment of the country was eagerly-ac
cepted by the great middle class,, which
is the real -backbone of China, but
which until now I has left the making
of laws to the officers of the govern
ment. "•" '\u25a0•- '
The bishop says that he believes
China to be sincere in its desire to
suppress, the opium trade. In the east
ern part of the empire, he says, the
production of the drug has practically
ceased and the production in the west
ern provinces has decreased about 40
per. cent. •
Bishop Lewis will spend about eight
months in the United States and will
devote the greater part of his time
while here to telling the* Methodists of
America about the work of the church
in the. far east. : j
"CAPTAIN" ETTI BUNKOED
BIG BREWING FIRM
Ordered Ale for Chinese Army;
Absconded With Commission
C.,D. Jameson, consulting engineer
attached to the American legation at
Peking, who arrived here yesterday on
the Nippon Maru, inquired solicitously
for "Captain" Etti, who arrived here
some time ago and represented himself
as military instructor to 'the Chinese
army. • - >S^i.r-V ; 'v'=
Ktti, says Jameson, will long be re
membered in the orient as the man who
flooded the far eastern market with the
pale ale. It happened this way:
; Etti . procured a fake document ap
pointing him military, instructor to the
Chinese army. .\u25a0 He presented, the docu
ment to a big British brewink firm and
informed them that he : in the interest
of : the, discipline -.and morale of the
troops under his care hadforbidden the
use of opium by. the soldiers of the im
perial army and had decided to use
some harmless substitute for the opium.
After consulting with eminent chemists
he had decided that this particular
firm's pale ale would fill the '"bill-.-ex
actly. He was promised a large com
mission. . __
There are 50.000 men? in the Chinese
army and, and later on. Etti ordered
enough pale ale for all hands with a
smile .or two for the; officers.
While the ale was still on the. water,
en route from England, the brewer re
ceived a letterj,from Etti saying that
the Chinese emperor had ordered him
to America, and if it would be conven
ient he would like the commission at
once.- He received the money by cable.
"The: ale arrived before I left," saM
Jameson yesterday, "and pale ale In
the orient Is now cheaper. than- water."
PRESIDENT OF IMPERIAL
UNIVERSITY AN ARRIVAL
Baron Dairoku Kikuchi Here to
Study American Methods
Baron Dairoku Kikuchi, who arrived
here yesterday from Japan on the. liner
Nippon' Maru, is /president of the . Im
perial university of Kyoto and one of
the. foremost -educators ; of ; the 'island
kingdom, lie is. on His way to New
York to accept an' invitation from the
Civic forum to deliver an address .'on
'The Rise and Progress of the Jap
anese Race." \AVhile in this country
he expects to: visit" every Important
university for ; the: purpose .of -studying
American methods.,. " . '. .
The baron, a plump little man who
speaks English i with a soft and alm.os^
cockney accent, was raised to the peer^
age in 1902. "He. is a baron of the jun
ior* third rank and has been - decorated
with the orders of the, Rising Sun and
of the Sacred Treasure.- ' He is married
and has three, sons and ; five ; daughters.
He^left his family .at home. v. \u0084 I- \u25a0-;\u25a0\u25a0
: ,; t The -baron .attended -University col
lege- school In • London 'and is ai gradu
ate-of St. John's cpllege, University of
Cambridge/England; . • .
FOUR PHYSICIANS TAKE
STAND AGAINST ARBERRY
Medical Specialist on Trial for
v False Pretenses
Four medical experts .were ..called l
>by the ; prosecution ; yesterday .in '-the
case' of ; Dr. J. J.JArberry, specialist, on
trial before a -jury in: Judge: Dunne's
court ; for "attempting, _to ; obtain --$200
from .Alary Thomasini ;by false J-pre-.
tenses. . Arberry. - r who was associated
with a firm known as Doctor v Taylor
& Co., is .illeged to have .told -Mrs:
Thomaslni that > her .nephew, .Ulysses
Musclo, .was \u25a0: suffering; from |> valvular,
disease of the^heart, but , that for $200.
he would cure the.'young ; man.. •-< "
Drs. Job n >C. i Spencer, "iE.* G. .. McCon-'
nell.- J. : - A.". Lartigau^and Emile'Schmoll
testiflefj that-/ they .examined jMuscio
shortly after. Arberry." declared him to
be sufferings from' heart disease and
found -that he f had nosuch-trouble. ,,
'. : \ Four V experts : who' have .been 7 subpe^
naed by the ; defense : will . be r called , to^^
day:. Carroiri Cook and : Lloyd .Acker- 1
man", are :< the ;. attorneys : for -Arberry.
The prosecution is being conducted!^by
Assistant. District 'Attorney Louis. Ward
and AValterAV. Kaufman. \u25a0 >/^^^^^SS
CLUBWOMEN DISCUSS
PHILLIPS' PLAY "HEROD"
,^The. dramatic^ section of 'the Califor
nia sclubi'met;5 clubi'met ; yesterday;' afternoon '2 for
the ; reading£;and ; interpretation </;'of
Stephen ; Phillips' t'Herod";, by, Mrs.HWill
A^Maddern/Jleaderiof ithe i section, \-, as-;
Bifited; by.; Mrs.''- William- Hammond; and
Mrs.''-Hort«»hse i Gilmore. : "-' -^
-^Mrs.£MaddernVgave*?a .history^ of -the
original iproduction\6f? the' play 'in! Eng
landrand'read criticisms of it., 1
* .She said ;\u25a0 thai , the American, people
were eomins; t<Vv the time j when, i they
>wou]d have lo^depend'on'a man of in
tellect.Vgenfus^and Imagination, to lend
them;'* such a fas" was . typi lied i by
usj:o(ij';;:j.-' : '.y:~:'\' : r.;- -. . \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0:'• ..".•;''\u25a0 r .. \u25a0'.":
ATTORNEY DEFENDS
LOVELAND'S STAND
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Adviser of ..'Merchants'. Exchange
Traffic Bureau Addresses
Railroad Commissioner
Attack on Advance in Freight
Rates Considered Unwise
for Local Interests
. The. friends of Railroad Commissioner
H.[ D. .'Loveland have; come to his de
fense, with an*. answer 'to the charge" of
Inactivity. :They explain that he re
frained from attacking the recent ad
vance .in, freight rates ' upon ."the direct
advice of v the local traffic* bureau and
'Attorney {General U. P. Webb. Love-:
land, was prepared • to •\u25a0 act in case the
shippers so. desired." but' it .was feared
thai the position of "San-Francisco asa
distributingrpoint might be jeopardized.
"At the time the ,10 per cent increase
in rates was put . into "effect. Loveland
consulted !with SetlvMann, attorney"" for
the traffic -bureau of the Merchants' ex
change. .Mann held very firmly to the
belief that an attack upon the elevated
sciibdule.. would actas'a boomerang. He
so expressed* himself again yesterday
and in so. doing _ took 'occasion to de
clare his entire confidence in Loveland.
LETTER FROM SETII MAX.V
Mann has -addressed a letter on this
subject to Loveland; which says in part:
"In the latter part of 1908, when the^
matter of the' contemplated-/ raise in
eastbound; transcontinental rates was
the; subject of: general discussion, you
asked my. opinion as to what action the
state railroad commission should take
in furtherance, of the best interests of
the Pacific'coj'st'in connection with this
rate situation and the threatened, raise
in' rates. ;\u25a0. ."-.-." •.
"I discussed the nialter fullj' with you
at that time. -You expressed, yourself
as ready to': take: any action' that the
circumstances of the case might, re
quire. .Your long: training and experi
ence in traffic matters and particularly
your experience in the 'great St. Louis
case made yoa well qualified to,under
stand and determine the needs of the
situation.
""My advice was that it would be
no less than suicidal to" the interests
of. the Pacific coast to take any gen
era! action against the threatened raise
In rates. It remains in my; memory,
al&o, : that the "attorney general of the
state of California also advised you
against the institution of any"proceed
ing." \ .
Mann explains further that in 'a pro
test against the advance in rates the
California, shippers would have been
compelled to take the position that the
existing rates were amply compensa
tory to : the If this were
admitted, he says, interior points could
claim a reduction in their tariffs to
points below the San Francisco rate.
The lower rarea to the coast have been
justified on the ground that they are
compelled by the competition of ocean
carriers.
SOCIETY MAIDS ABSORBED
:^5 IN PLAY FOR CHARITY
Give Up Diversions for Rehear
sals of "Professor Napoleon"
In spite of the many counter attrac
tions the society girls "who Jiave
pledged their aid for the coming mu
sical college drama> "Professor Napo
leon," are devoting their time almost
exclusively tto the rehearsals. • ' The
meetings themselves- have proved a
source . of much enjoyment, but those
taking part are also keenly interested
In' the charity of the affair.
Yesterdayi the "freshies," ' "juniors"
and "seniors" led the meetings with
their rehearsal in a body a^ the Fair
mont. After them came the witches,
sprites and imps and the. tennis
group?, while im the evening the var
sity crew, "college widows,,' "book
worms," the various college groups and
the "alumni", held a rehearsal. '
; ... The "sailor" lads and lassies and the
Russian dancers will meet this after
noon and \ tonight the "spooks," "milk
maids.", "students," "Mary Janes", and
the Japanese- chorus will rehearse in
the Laurel hall at the Fairmont.
NURSE'S DEPOSITION
READ IN WILL CONTEST
Declares Maria de Laveaga Was
Short of Intelligence
/ The reading of "the -deposition of
Juana Valdespino, the taking of which
occupied three days before a notary in
Durango, Mexico, was completed yes-:
terday ' by .Attorney Oscar;Sutro 'in the
contest of the will of Maria de Laveaga.
Incidentally a^numbej of letters be
tween Miguel de Laveaga. the contest
ant, and Mrs. Valdespino Intro-'
duced, "showing that De Laveaga was
most' anxious to : have | the nurse's,testi
mony about .'Maria's mental condition!
', Juana Valdespino replied: "I: have
no* objection to . testifying before the
entire. world' that Maria- was short of
intelligenc^and incapable I do not say
of making a will, but not even a letter,
as she did;not understand a word of
accounts nor of business." '\u25a0'. ,'\u25a0
ESTATE DISPOSED OF
IN A: BRIEF WILL
Testament Written on Torn and
Soiled Note Paper
< t-Atbrief and -informal will was that
of "Alexander Rivoir.'a vegetable dealer,* i
. whiqli , : was V admi tted -.; to probate — by.
Judge ; Graham' yesterda>v~
. '.WrlttefivinJ pencil on - a torn, and
soiled sheet i of.'; note paper, it ' read:. 1 .'\u25a0
> . Vln ; case of 'death'l leave all my be
lorigings'to my .brother Alfred. Signed,'
Alex! '\u25a0'\u25a0 Rivoir." San . Francisco! " Dece
mber Ul2,;i9o9:?' i\ ;' -,
" .-The'estate is worth about $3,000. The
brother Alfred was appointed executor
by the court*. ' He^ promised ,to' provide
..for his" father and mother, who live in
Italy, '.v ' . ;• : ". . •. >
MARTIN F. FRAGLEY /
LEFT $40,000 ESTATE
'.''. The will of Martin F. Frag ley,; forf
mer. superintendent, of r .streets, -.who
was 'for years 'prominent "in'local poll
tics, v was;filede for.; probate* yesterday. '-'•'
r\ Fragley died* December ,9, 1909," leav
ing, an estate '; valued" at 'about; 1 40,000. : :':
rv-.-CThe^w:!!! . tnakes^the" follotvlng j -be
iquests:; Three . ..thousand v - : : dollars ' .' to
Sarah' Fragley,\widow,';beßides conflrm
ingthe'deed-of Jgift'toher;of the home
at 211: Fair-Oaks street; $5,000 tolMar
tin jF. ;Fragley ; Jr., son; $4,000 to Anne
Fragley,? daugliteivi in • law; . |2,000 to
George M.'Fragley,; grandson.
' Shasta V,^% r ater
, for^health.i ,
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