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To Buy or Sell
Country Real Estate
Use The CaWs
Classified Ads
Woman Millionaire Tabooes
Beef, Mutton and Pork;
Lunches on Halibut
Prices of Livestock and Dressed
Products Decline on Ac
count of Boycott
•— — — •
Entire Country Wrought Up
Over Excessive Cost of All

NEW YORK. Jan. 24.— Mrs. Hetty
Grpfn. who has many millions of dol
lars, declared today that at present
prices meat is too dear for her and she
cut it out of her noonday order. Mrs.
Oreen entered a modest uptown res
taurant and scanned the bill of fare.
St*ak she found at *50 cents a portion,
find roast lamb and roast beef at 35
cent*. Mrs. Grem took halibut, which
was 1- cents a portion.
•Hay* you joined the boycott?" asked
thf waiter.
\u25a0'Xo " said Mrs. Oreen dubiously,
*"l>ut meat is 100 high. You don't gret
your moneys worth. People really
can't afford to eat It. There are other
thinp.< just as pood and cheaper."
In response to a lighter demand the
price of beef in the Brooklyn whole
sale district declined 20 per cent today,
and pork loins slumped sympathet
ically. A? an offset, thvre were signs
that the western supply will be shut
off "to hold up the price, although rep
resentatives of the packers deny this.
Meat Prices Decline
CHICAGO, Jan. 11.— The widespread
agitation against the high prices of
nK-at made itself felt here today when
pork declined 67 «£ to 90c from Satur
day's closir.g: figures. Other products
also rl<?cliu<-d. but to a lesser degree.
Pork for January delivery broke
from tiO.SO. file closing quotation of
eatuMay, to 520.1,* within the first
Siour of trading. .
The May option sold of from $21.15 to
:.\u25a0\u25a0'". and the July delivery from
Prices declined still further in the
finAl hour and at the close January
j»ork showed a n«>t loss of 90c, the final
quotation being at $20. May delivery
Wosed 75c less than Saturday at $20.50.
TJi«.- final sales were at the lowest point.
Grand Jury Will Investigate
A grand jury investigation into the
ni«-at '.{uestlon is pending, a proseeut
'»i's inquiry«* n f o the cold storage situa
ti-.-n has begun, meetings in protest
.-gainst high prices for food products
::..• b<»ep called and pl«pHgres of ab-
FUnUon fro;n meat are being numer-
Tlie move to refrain from meat eat
insr. which is playing a considerable
part in ; the local campaign^, iy not
deemed so important in many quarters
as some other phases of. the movement
asainst higher prices. Considerable
stress is being laid upon the investiga
tion of the relation of cold storage to
increased cost of food products to the
nunsunMT while probing into the al
ieged meat combine is expected to de
velop interesting and probably helpful
data for remedial action.
Cattle Prices Decline
PITTSDURG. Jan. 24.— Cattle prices
dropped from 5 to 40' cents a hundred
at the Union stock yards here as a
result of the boycott on meat.
While there has been some reduction
in prices of veal and pork, beef still
continued at the high price that set
the boycott in operation. The price of
hogs took a drop, but there was no
reduction in the price of dressed beef.
It is reported that the supply of
hogs and cattle is greater today than
for several weeks. All hotels of the
city are falling into line with meatless
menus." One hundred and twenty-five
thousand .have signed the anti-meat
pledge, involving 600,000 people.
Boycott Begun in Earnest
CLKVELAND, 0., Jan. 24. — The boy
cott against meat as a blow at the in
creased cost of living began in earnest
here today. This was the day set for
the beginning of the strike in the orig
inal movement, 'although thousands be
gan the fight several days ago.
It is estimated that 125,000 persons
in this city have either stopped the use
of meat entirely or cut down materially
on their allowances.
Petitions asking; congress to impose
an export duty on meat were put into
circulation today. Other petitions ask
ing the Ohio legislature to limit the
period of lawful cold storage to 30
days will be circulated this week.
The wholesale price of beef dropped
3.'. cents the 100 pounds today and there
was a 20 cent reduction on pigs. .
Secretary Wilson Investigating
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. — "I am gfth :
rring proof which will, show that
American farm products are being sold
cheaper abroad than they are in this
country," declared Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson.today at the "high cost
af living" hearing being conducted by. a
subcommittee of the house, committee
on the district of Columbia.
Wilson grave evidence, to. show that
thf producer at the present time, was
Continued on Pace 5, ' Column 2
The San Francisco Call.
VfraTJERDAY-^Part cloudy; west wind; maxi
mum temperature. 50; minimum. 4i. !
FOnE<-Af!T FOR TODAY— Cloudy; moderate
north \u25a0nind. Page 15
Contributory csusps of hljrh price*. Page 6
Rascality thrives in Wall street. l'nge O
Mr. Tuft on the water powers. Page (t
Philippines seen with Chicago PJW. Page 6
Paullisn thrills tbrouKS Tanforan by haz
ardous rlißht. i'ujjp j
I>«>mcirratii ren^w fijrht on *tate railroad com
mission, charging official laxity. Pafce 4
Horton Phipp is studying for the stt<£p in
Paris. Ihißr 5
InTentor of first aeroplane sees his conientions
of ."»0 year* upheld. Page 3
Comet with fitry tail observed hy Captain
Bonifl«?«i wnllp en route to this city. I'nu.r- I
Thrill of Sight trripn spectators of PaulhHn's
darln); aohfcTcment. Page 2
Divorced' wife of Justice Lawson to attach his
salary. Page 7
Italf.ci chamber of commerce pledftf* aid for
big exposition. Pnce 16
McCarthy retains 2 per cent rate, of Taylor
administration. Page 10
Taft makes army nominations!, reappointlus
chief sicnal officer. Page 5
Kniiterer discovers burglar hiding in place of
business. Pase •*»
(Ullaghpr made no secret of departure, say
bn^thers under oath. . Pagre 16
Agreement reached and tourist 6teamer Clove
laud will come to San Kranciwo. Page 16
Corncrstrtiw of Grat-p Episcopal cathedral laid
by Bixhop NicUols during heavy storm. Page 5
Council to determine status of streets from
Tenth to Thirty-fourth. Page «
Attorneys in *harp clash over the Ewer
estate. Page J»
Vacancies in faculty of University of Cali
fornia, difficult to fill. . Pagr »
Aruiy engineers hear Oakland's claim to lm-.
proved harbor appropriation. Pace a
Man found senseless by car tracks and taken
to hospital. Page 8
Men's dobs compete for boxes for Oakland's
sir-lety kirmess. Pag«" h
Lieutenant Alexander N. Mitchell and wife
will l»e entertained. Page H
Former <-ollege tiii^pians plight troth and will
marry in April. I'age 'J
Real estate agent accused of defrauding Mur
dwk estate. * Pnge S
Notorious burglar, H. J. I^ewis, 'sentenced tw
12 yt-ari* ! In Folsom. ' . Page S
I'hyslclan api'.enl» tv s<u>crv!«>rs for 10. tunri-,
cotxagr-n tor coDsumptfres. . Page 8
£anko man works fr.ind on relatives of- dead
t-eople. -PaßeS
Physicians declare that -woman did not bear
quadruplets. Page 4
Handsome youns Seattle woman shoots man;
turns revolver on self; both dead. [' Page 4
Distinguished people make merry at masked
ball. Page 12
Senate withholds confirmation of appointees to
customs court. . ' Page 1
Virginia Harned <Mrs. E. H. Sotbern) In Reno
again seeking divorce. Page 4
Statement that murderer of girl confessed
i« confirmed. " Page 4
Hetty Green too poor to eat meat; boycott
causes slump in price of livestock. -Page 1
Judge Landls, who fined Standard oil. urged
beef trust Inquiry. Puge 5
Row at navy yard dance caused by annoyance
caused young lady. Page 4
Total known dead in Canadian railroad wreck
readies 37; officials refuse to make state
ment. Page 3
Coast league comes to rescue of Aberdeen's
Northwestern club. Page 11
National league clubs agree on 16S game
schedule for season. Page 10
Farm "pl«yprs suffer another bad day at Em
eryville track. Page 10
Keen* -brothers head list of winning owners
for *eason at Emeryville. Page 1O
One Round Jack Hogan declines to meet Jot;
Craig In ring. ;': Page 11
International- chess tournament to open Jn
Hambnrg Dext July. Page 10
Stanford tennis club elects T. C. Henry presi
dent and plans tryouts. Page 11
Eddie Hanlon to referee battle between Tommy
McCarthy and Cyclone Thompson. Page 11
Yale quarterback favors abolishment of the
forward pasi. . I'age 10
Eistcrn college faculties reopen war on inter
collegiate football. Page 10
Henri St. Yves and Marsh to meet again in
Marathon at lam Angele*. Page 11
Memphis Y. M. C. A. bars,, prize fighters from
use of gymnasium. - Page 11
Ketobel refuses Mclntosh's offer of three tights
to net $40,000. Page 11
State \u25a0 league • meets and distributes players
among various clubs. Page 10
Olympic club completes schedule for indoor ath
letic meet Friday nlgbt. • % ' Page 10
,' P. A. A. committee adopts official course for
annual cro*s country race. Page 10
. K<l!ant" club* card at Oakland tonight prom
ises good sport. Page 10
Price McKinney and associates buy 12 A. B."
Spreckels horse*. ' ' Page 111
Siberia will take 1,000,000 rounds, of ammuni
tion to Manila:' ,";, # > Page 11
The lumber clerks' bill proves successful af
fairXagHß Page 7
George Greenwood,' ' Important'
Witness, Not on> Hand
Owingto'the inability of the district
attorney's office to locate George Green
wood," one' of .its most > important wit
nesses, the trialof Michael Joseph Con
boy, •fformer captain .of police, charged
with the murder of Bernard Lagan;
which was called in Judge Dunne's
court" yesterday, was continued for. a
week. * . . -
We have tried , to find him but 'can
pot do so." said Assistant* District At- i
torney MeNuttNXeferring to Greenwood.
.The court. declared that if Greenwood
could not be^found wlthina weekflthe
case would goto trial-on the testimony
given .b>' him at the preliminary hear
ing in tlie "police court.- J
SAN; : : TXJESD&Y, JANUARY 25, 1910.
Paulhan Rivals Birds in Cross Country Flight
Hazardcms A&wl
| Photograph by a Call artist of Louis Paulhan in his biplane as he rose in*the,air for his longest flight at Tanforan yesterday afternoon. Below is a
I \ snapshot of the avjaior before he made- the "ascent \u25a0 „
Captain Bonifield Is Positive
That Star Observed Was
Stranger Here
' The steamer J. : B. Captain
Bonifield, which arrived -yesterday from
San Pedro, sailed ;,up '.'part' of the way
by the light- of . a> comet. -"There were
other lights, of course;,; both on the
ship and in the heavens, but the comet,
until obscured by a cloudy was the star
attraction. <- - ' \
It was about 7 o'clock- in the evening
when Captain ' Bonifield j picked ,up .the
tailed star. -It was.* visible for more
than an hour. For' a time it appeared
to stand still. It was very brilliant
and"wore ! a noble- tail. The Stetson
at the time was in latitude 35.20 north
and the cornet wris- southwest by west
i-2 west, magnetic bearing, from the
coaster's deck.
Captain Bonifield, who has been us
ing the lights of heaven for signposts
for many years and '•» knows enough
about astronomy to call; a good many
of the stars by their first name, issure
that it was a comet 'at r which . every
glass on the Stetson was .leveled Sun
day evening. He -took "numerous ob
servations of . the 'stranger '-iin'd has fig
ures that even Lieutenant Peary would
have to accept to hack his claim. It
may not have been Halley's comet, ..but
that it was a sure enough comet with a
fiery tail he is willing \u25a0to bet hla in
terest in the J..8. stetson • against thy
Chabot, university.
Comet Seen at Redding
REDDING, Jan. 24— A strange comet
with .a long tail that could be clearly
distinguished in the day . Time \u25a0 made its
appearance in \ the western sky at ' 3
o'clock this afternoon, takjng a,vertical
course downward, gradually.disappear
ing, as evening drew 0n.,: In thV dark
ness the comet and the luminous: haze
.In*' the- tail made'an unusual spectacle,
and .'attracted widespread attention;
mahy believing that they were witness
ing the return of Hajley's oomet,\ which,
however/, will make its appearance "in
ah'entirely' different, direction. \u25a0
:A 1910 Name of Comet
Z -SALT : LAKE . .CITY,', , Jan. ;-Jl I.— The
comet known asCA 1910, but 5 larking
further identification,' was visible in the
western sky; from 6:20 to ,7:20 -.tonight,
ltj will-be seen at the same hour" and
in v the, same position; if;. the sky 're*
mains' clear for ;'eiprhti or tenj*evenfhgs,
aoeor ding to the observers ; at the Uni
versity.'of lifah.* *•-:: - '.'":*!
In all my experience 1 have never encountered such danger before. \u25a0\u25a0',
Theair currents were most treacherous/ In my longest- flight today I ''•
found myself absolutely subservient^ to < the \.wind. ' As I;lcj : tlthe inclo'sure^ }\
after circling ' the field once, I found the currents \u25a0_ so dangerous \u25a0 and . the -
perilso great that 1 could not go higher. I was forced- to drop down lo>,
more favorable currents' nearer^the earth, , in -which I'{managed1 '{managed to turn: . ;
Then; I had to; beat against the wind for a few ) kilometers . in an '
effort to rise \ above the mountains and find safer conditions [ofihe'atmos-J. ',
phere: .{Not finding 'them, I sought the safety/of' the- mountain* shelter' and;':',
made the second, turn. '_' Rising 'higher and higher, in order : to (find a favor- . ,, ;
able, wind for turning again that J 'might reach' the starting field, I was _,"\u25a0
forced by the :\u25a0 strong \wind to; describe', a big , ..\u25a0'\u25a0. . '•'/*',
v/.". In jhis \u25a0 maneuvering [I \ felt -. the the /same .; current 'I had ;
experienced when'Jcaving- the\inclo~s'u're}andjl; decided 'to hazard 'a land- ;
ing as close as: possible Ito ,the -star ting < place.-/: [-/was grateful when // : '
landed, -because*, the changeable and{ unsuspected cross' currents * through :-i',
which were [of a very dangcrousxJiaraclcrS : . , .;
Senate Withholds Approval of
; Smith, De Vries and Coxe
as Xustoms Judges *
. .WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 24.—Con
firmation of ; the, members of the new
custcfeis. court .af appeals has been
'postponed by the senate pending set
tlement of the 'question of salary. The
tariff act provided '^or a salary of $10.-
Doo,"but the appropriation bill as passed
by, the house provides only $7,500.
'It is understood that Marion de
Vries and. General James F. Smith, both
Californiahs, -appointed to the court
are willing to serve at the reduced
salary, but ; Judge Coxe of New 4 York
, is .reported, to;. be unwillingr.
'-Another cause of jdelay is in insist
ence by Senator Aldrich that the qual
ifications-of' the nominees as customs
experts shall be rigidly examined by
the •\u25a0. committee on •" "judiciary* having
charge of^ the nominations.
\u25a0 Aldrich made -a .fight ,'to have .the
nominations referred to ' the finance
committee, but they were finally re
ferred to the judiciary committee.- »
\u25a0 favors " De Vries, but is said
to-be ; "skeptical-asto the qualifications
of certain . others. . He *holds that • the
court; will : deal ;,with purely technical
matters -in which thorough knowledge'
of tariff -matters is essential.
} .General v Smith left suddenly for.
•.Washington, a few days ago. It is the
understanding among his ' friends > that
he was. summoned because of certain
opposition to; his appointment to the
customs court. It is -stated, that -the
objection .to ; his confirmation arose
from" the selection of two democrats
from one state for places on the tariff
<• ' ~ '• \u25a0• ' • /
Shocks Felt in Number of the
. ST. THOMAS,. Dj^W^l.,", Jan- .24.^
Earthquakes have 'been felt in a ntim-.
ber of the West Indian islands.
; Sunday,- afternoon there were two
sharp shocks at St. Vincent and Deme
rara,' one at Trinidad and slight but
prolonged' shocks at St. liucia," Bar
badoes and
\u25a0'No damage is reported. -.
Patriarch skiiLff ant
\u25a0'.' i INSPECTED
.[Special Dispatch to The Call] ,
\u25a0 * PETALUMA,f Jan. : 24.— Colonel Louis
J. >Winans /of,- thft • Patriarchs Militant
iwith&his^staff,' consisting; of Major Rj'
S.i Adams.rCaptain John'-, Whit©.' Captain'
•W C. 'StradlinK, ",Captaln ; Charles jWil^*
son, CaptaiifiyeggsiNisson and Captain
Doss;" Inspected < canton - San ta Rosa 'No.'
23».tonigrhti;nt the county seat. .The
colonel iwlllitourvhis j district, Vcompris
:!ne;California^and Nevada.' -an'd'lnspect
ithe ! cantons.i X petaluma ; canton \ will >. be
insDectedtoh his 7 return!
Americms~l:um rrom
Cocktails to Chocolates'
In The Sunday Gall
Rises Easily in Half Gale With
Daring Frenchman in
- \ - the Saddle
Aviator's Mastery of the Air
Is Demonstrated Before
Awed Crowds
\ — — —
HIGH across the face of a pink
sunset cloud,, far beyond the
tall, dark line of eucalyptus
which edge the Tanforan grounds,
there sped yesterday afternoon the
silhouette of a. flimsy, droning frame
work. Louis Paulhan. the Frenchman,
in a Farnham biplane, had conquered
ithe upper air currents of the San
Francisco peninsula. He had made of
them avenues for his airship to travel.
Wins Hazardous Victory
But it was.~the most hazardous vic
tory that Paulhan had ever wrested
from the buffeting cross currents of
the upper air. Edwin Cleary, his man
ager, declared that yesterday's flight
was the most dangerous feat of avia
tion ever, attempted.
Paulhan himself said that at times
he was absolutely subservient to the
wind and that all the time he was. up
on his last flight he was feeling the
wind, striving in vain to find levels not
fraught with danger.
But in spite of the imps of the cross
currents the brave little Frenchman
flew for eight minutes, going eight
miles — 60 miles an hour — and rose to
an. altitude of 700 feet, skirting the
range of hills to the west of Tanforan.
and at times passing out of sight of
the thousands at the aviation field. -
Smallest Aviation Field
Paulhan made his brave flight be
cause he would not disappoint San
Francisco again. Ke had made eight
short flights duriqg the afternoon
with some fine thrills in them, with
careening wings and startling dips
along the course over the narrow field.
Tanforan is the smallest field on which
aviation has ever been successfully
In the far north end of the course
his machine had halted after a high
flight over the heads of the crowd in
front of the grandstand. He stood
around for a while wistfully, gazing
intently at the wires of his machine.
Earlier in the afternoon Edwin Cleary.
his manager, had attempted to per
suade him not to risk his life in too
dangerous trials.
"Why, it is suicidal," declared Cleary.
But Paulhan merely nodded his head
and played with his rough coated little
dog and gazed wistfully at the wires
which held his delicate*, machine taut
and strong. Paulhan is a small 'man
with a wisp, of a mustache. He was
dressed in an iron gray knickerbocker
suit, with bulgy trousers of the polo
player's cut. As he walked around his
machine he smoked gold tipped cigar
ettes and shared his case with Masson,
his chief assistant.
Deputy's Mad Gallop
A deputy sheriff galloped wildly from
the machine toward the grandstand
and the situation seemed critical, so
swift was the course of' the horse.
Later the deputy galloped back as
wildly. He . had brought a bottle of
beer for the mechanicians.
- At 5:19 Paulhan vaulted Into the seat
of his biplane. Masson crouched be
hind the gasoline engine and started to
revolve the seven cylinders* and their
inseparable companion,: the long wood
en propeller. There was a gust of blue
vapor from the cylinders... The mech
anicians hung tightly! to ;the>. tall of the
Farman, so that It would n6t start too'
soon. ' ,
Masson. having started -.the enslne."
dodged off! to' one side. The propellers,
fanned the air Into a tremendous draft.
Paulhan 'released hi 3 hands from the^
levers and* spread them .as, a signai M
The' machine '^started .'on its .light bi
cycle wheels. andUhe- tail, which ha*d*
rested on a skid, was lifted in the air by]
Ithe speed. Two mechanicians splashed,
through -the boggy, field with the. ma
chine and the wheels churned up a.'
lively.' spray; as "it ran over the. pools..
Then • Paulhan tipped - the ascending
plane. . I
Aeroplane Leaves Ground
4 With a bound the 40 foot white
framework left the ground, climbinsr
about :a^ lS, per cent grade era the air
Levels: "It went higher and sped faster,
the. busy gasoline engine humming, to
useVthe trite-aeroplane expression, like"
a great' cricket. : It rose far above, the
field, then turned at a, height of more
than -MO \u25a0 feet and soared baek a toward
the grandstand.
-lit was^seen. that this trip wa? to b«
Letter tiiun a round trip. Piulhaa k«ot

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