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Enthusiasm and Business Pre
cision Mark Convention of
Systematic Plans io Be Formu
lated for More Efficient Effort
to Evangelize the World
One thousand men gathered in the
First Congregational church. Post snd
Mason streets, yesterday, and gave ear
nest and enthusiastic attentiosi to the
speakers who filled the first days ses
sion of the laymen's missionary move
ment convention. The three sessions
began at 5:30 o'clock in the morning
and concluded late in the evening.
As a result of this, the preliminary
cay of the three day convention, a clear
and certain plan was formulated for
tii* carrying on of missionary endeavor
in the future. It was impressed upon
the audience that every man should la- j
bor according to a plan to Secure money
f-jr work among the henthen. and that
tlic plan should te a practical one, such
as ho might use or, does use In his
At noon the co-operating committee
met ar luncheon in the Stewart hotel
to discuss the policy to be presented to
the convention today.
Forceful, eloquent and convincing
speakers, men who can present a fact
in a. direct way, tell what they want to
te!L and do it 'simply, without loss of
Xime. were the brand that held the con- '.
vention interested fro:n morning to
evening. There was no useless oratory.
Do wast* of words. Every sentence
framed was simple, but it v.-as filled
with interest, and it was driven home.
The convention was one of laymen,
frankly discussing the best way of tak
ing up a problem of intense interest
and great significance.
Speakers during the morning were
Rev. J. P. McNaughton. Rev. F. it
fc-'tead. Rev. Ola Hanson, Dr. J. L. Dear
ing. Rev. Ernest F. Hail. Dr. C. F. Reid.
They Bpoice i-oncernihg Turkey, Persia,
Burma. Japan,' Korea and China. Rev.
L. B. Ridgley. J. Campbell White. *C. V.
Vjckrey, Frank Dyer and Dr. C. F. Reid*
spoke during, the afternoon upon the
subjects of "Educational Opportunities
in China," "How to Lead a Church to
Its Highest Missionary Efficiency." "The
Missionary Committee." "Mis^ionarj
Meetings and Literature." and \u25a0 "Busi
ness Systeaa in Missionary Finance." In
the evening Frank Dyer and Rev. Willis
R. Hotchkiss spoke upon "The Church's j
Need of a Worldwide Field" and "The i
JZvanffcHzation of Africa.'*
Rev. 'WiHisTlir Hottlikiss. who spoke
concerning missionary work in Africa |
during tiie'evening session and pointed]
out a way for increasing the field .of ]
activity there, has worked for 1« years j
hi t'.]'' country Roosevelt recently hunt- j
ed through. Hi* 1 talk, was intensely \
intertstir.tr and dealt with big game!
us well . -in ihe Eves and souls of Ills j
j-avi-sx charges. .During the course of i
hi* adiirA?.: Rev., Mr. Hotchklss said:
The natives of Britis-i: East Af
rica ar* the kiziest p*op!e on the
f>wt «tf tae f-rt::. *j!i*>y we«r - no
'•".•\u25a0;. .'.t.u. ..Fs-OTilies live in low
nmtalhi hers -.vitli their goats and
?h<">;». ; mid 'Wih too revolting to
.!»-*-<-: ibo. ifcejMlck art- thrown to
;..\u25a0\u25a0 w:i<! beams. There are no
gxaverirda save hyenar.
!His>io\.in* kiwme
J. CamjibcIJ White said in part:
There r\:'.i ire 'only one best
JUf ti.o-i *i tnissionaj-y finance. It
1- iinBcalt »« ' understand how the
church 1 ' couM have fallen fnto so
Inadequate a method «s the "an
nual '•«.nt-c-tii>:i" :or the propaga
tion of Christ's kingdom to the ends
of the earth. The church has re
garded the \u25a0 evangelization of the
world as : % . subordinate, issue and
not its primary business.
There are many objections to the
"annual collection? method of
church finance as applied to mis
sions. It it inadequate. It is un
t-criptural. The weather may keep
people away, tt is unbusinesslike,
it puts emotion in place of con
science and principle. it ts> im
possible to reach the whole con- •
grreKation by one address — and col-
I lection.- It makes missions a. side
iFEu*>. It does not keep th» chief
work of the church to the fore.
It is expensive: the boards have to
pay out thousands of dollar* in in
terest, waiting for the money to
come in from the churches.
The weekly .method is th*» scrip
tural method. "Bring an offering
and come into his courts." is the
l»rd*s command. "Upon the firt»t
day of the week, let each one of
you lay by him in ttore. as he may
It is the spiritual method. It will
greatly encourage thought and
prayer for the kingdozn as a whole,
if one's regular weekly offering
goes toward the extension of the
whole kingdom.
It is not only the natural method,
the fair method, but it is the most
efficient method. Proportionate
and self-satrincing divine are re
peatedly emphasized in scripture,
and these will both <-om<» more
readily whete the weekly worship
of God with one's offering is being
practiced. Hundreds of churches
itre-fincing that it i» the most ef
ficient mctnod. Very ft-w members
of the church are too poor to afford
10 cent* a week to missions. They
can be Jed to give this much gladly
if the -weekly-missionary offering >s
in operation. The weekly offering
to missions does not decrease the
offerings to church expenses: ex
perience in hundreds of churches
proves that it actually increases the
offerings to all other objects.
In speaking of the. work la Kore
Rev. Ernest F. Hall ?ald:
The first convert was. baptized in
1S*<5. The first communion service
was observed behind tightly locked
do-«r* for fear, when. -seven Chris
tians partook of the ford's supper.
Today \here u.rr mow'- than ;. 2.00<>
Christian, congregations an< l ai»out
a quarter of a million of prufess
«ns Ciiristlans.
The chararteristic features of the
Korean church show that Chris
tianity is a vital thin;? in that land.
Tiie Korean Christians po every
where preaching: the gospel.
More than a thousand" natives are
employed as evangel is*s and teach
ers, and 54 per_ cent of them are
paid by the Koreans.
Rev. Ola Hanson has rcuch of interes
to tell of Burma. In part he said:
Burma's last kinsr, Thebaw, Is now
a prisoner en a small island outside
of Bombay. His last memorable ,
act as a i-jler was the wliolesale .
execution on the same day of S5 of,
Rhis brothers, sisters and cousins, to,
make absolutely sure his, occupancy "
of the throne. This happened less
than 25 years- apo'. in a Buddhist -
country, where no one, is supposed
to take even the life of an inject.
Our theological seminary -in In
sein educates this "year In* the.
Karen and Barman -departments
175 young -men for'the -Christian'
. ministry.- They are -asking '.today
* tor a. hicher education- ttSin the.
Men who are taking prominent part in the deliMtltations of the laymen's missionary •convention now in session
*v - in thi^city. --'- Jv ;3 : - : . - -:\u25a0-'-\u25a0.. \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 ' . ' '-' "'
workers IS or 20 years apo re
quired, and ;i few of them are
allowed to study New Testament
' Ureek. We will n^t venture He
\u25a0 brew or the higher criticism.
In ourcolleere we have 1,000 stu
dents in the different departments.
' ; The government college of Ran
goon is also doing a work of
- great importance, and the rapidly
growing numbers in. both institu- .
- tions show the eagerness with
which young Burma seeks enlight
enment. • • . i
A number of high schools have.
during the last decades, opened
- thejr*doors to the best young men
and women of the land. Nearly
60.000 pupils arc found in our
schools: and who can estimate the
importance of this for t'.ie further
progress of Burma? Our primary
education is probably further ad
vanced than in any other eastern
country except Japan. T!ie time
will soon come when It will be
possible for every <-hi!d ?n Burn*a
to receive*a vernacular -education
eituer in i» mission or a govern
ment school.
ai.WEvnov rnoGUAVi
The program of activities for - the
balance of the convention is as follows:
If.'.yn a. to. — A. S. Johnson presiding.
I— "I'ra.TW and Missions.'.? IT. V. F. Reid.
2 — "Missions and Stewardship." Ucr. K. E.
3-rrVMiMjoBS an<l \Yor!d Ppaoc.'" Judce \V. W.
Marrow. United KUtestrlrcnlt e<mrt of appeal*
for il* 1 w/»«ioru coa*t. !lsw«li and Cljitia.
4 — -Wimt Adr:;nco- Shonld This Convention
fodertaV??** Report of committe*- oa policy.
s—-How5 — -How Can Si:r!i Adrance he Realized T*
Ci'iiference cou<lcc:«l h.r J. Campbell V\'hite.
6 — "Tli* 1 Missf.jojtrr Enterprise Central in the
Lif«* "t thP riiun-h." R«-r. L. C. Mason. Swittle.
3 p. in. — Meetinsr of all minister*. Confer
ences by rwuniaaluiis durlnjr afternoon. Pro
crasis afrar.frcHi h? tuition t«oard *e<'retari< > »'. .
!':-•» |>. m.— Methodists. Wesley M. K. rhurch.
Bn'-hanan and Have; streets. Other places to be
annonn«»<l later.
T:Op. m. — IVm. A. P. Black presidinp.
l-^••lmpr*»«si•\u25a0n^ of a <!«-neratk>n in India."
Bifbcp J. E. Bobin«in.
C— -'Mission* as an Inrettmeat." E. B. Storces.
.T_-Ti:e Missionary Character of Christian
itr." Bi«hop W. M. Bell.
Sunday, march 20
Moniinr— Speakers in Tarioa« rhnrches.
j-p. tn. — H. i. MrO>j\ pre^idinj-.
1 Rojxirts from chnrch <K>nferenfes.
2— Adoptinn ft "poHry.
.t ••KTfry Christian'? World FieM." J. Csmp
tx-?l White. •
4 --Christ, the Unirersal Sarior." Bishop >\ .
M. Bell.
Mfrcinc — M»vtinr of al! cMj- pastry* and other
rlerjryraen at the Mpthodif-t B<wfc Concern build
ins «t City Hall avenue. f-«n "i I^eavenworth
street, at V* o'clock |>ron>ptly. This meetinc is
lo be *sddre«. s « > il X>7 J- Campbell White and others.
War Department Arranging Re-
port in Case
Diipa'ch io The Call]
NEW YORK. March IS. — It is under
stood that the war department is now
drawing up the Instructions which Gen
eral Arthur Murray asked for as to the
status of Captain Peter C. HalnsJr..
who is in £ing prison for the kill
ing of William E. Annis.
The situation seems to b« hedged
with difficulties.. Captain Hams is still
an officer of the army. But he Is "ab
sent without leave." and consequently
his pay has been suspended.
The" only- military charge against
Hams is that of being absent without
leave. Normally the only way he can
be removed from the service Is by sen
tence of court martial. But; he is now
in prison, and the military authorities
<io not consider' it v would be seemly, to
assemble a court martial there. '
Atlantic* Battleships Prove In-
ferior in Efficiency
WASHINGTON. March . I?.— By a sub
stantial percentage; the. Pacific -fleet;
commanded by Rear: Admiral Sebree.
achieved a victory In battle practice
over the 'Atlantic fleet commanded ;:*by
Rear Admiral Schroeder last year.^.Un
der the new system' of estimating the
efficiency of -the fleet not only, in t big
gun shooting, butjln general effective-"
ness., day., night 'and torpedo battle
practice, new. averages of grading have
been established* witjjj the sresult:5 result: that
the gtand score of the Pacific -flpet' is
given at • 29.4*22 arid that "_ of the
lantic fieet at 21.67?.
To; Viait j .San Frnnclseo
Without seeing A; Andrews" Diamond
Palace . would be like ; visiting. Europe
.without seeing/ Paris.;: It- 1? .the most
magjilficeht' jewelry- store ;inr the ? world.'
Visitors ;' Welcome. *. so: Kearny;st. "Open
8 a. 23.' t0 5:30 p. m..- Established ISSO- •
THE SAN -JM^NCISCO \u25a0\u25a0 CALL, . B ATUEDA Y^ MAKCJH -19, \u25a0 3 9Jw
Negro' Accused of Taking Jew»
elry of Guests Poses as
University Graduate
The police say that Cornelius . 11.
Wells, alias Georgre Herbert. ' nepro
porter at the Palace hotel, who was
arrested Thursday by Detectives ODea
and Curtin, has stolen from the rooms
of guests since January 16, the date of
his employment there, jewelry, coin
and other articles worth more than
$5,000. .-,.'\u25a0
The detectives recovered about $2,000
worth of property, including two golJ
mesh purses, nine breastpins, eight
stickpins, two rings,' two studs, three
neck chains, a gold cigarette case and
an assortment of bath robes, neckties
and silk "underwear, which they found
in his room in Twentieth street, Oak
land, where he lived with his wife. '
Among the victims were Mrs. Charles
Fluker. who lost a bar pin with 14
pearls: Mrs. I. M..Yates. Mrs. Gonzales,
Mrs. Bricker. Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs.
Lewis. Tbe police say that the victims
were recouped for their losses by the
management of the hotel. Wells had
formerly been a steward on Pullman
dining cars on the Lake Shore, Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads.
He says that he and his wife both
graduated from a negro university in
Washington, D. C, in; 1901. In Febru
ary of .'last year he was arxested in
Lq^ Angeles on a charge of vagrancy,
but. was subsequently released.
Postmaster General Will Super
vise Congressional Campaign
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
\u0084- WASHINGTON. March 18.— Frank H.
Hitchcock announcpd February 21 that
he was tired of politics: that he would
"ciean up", tbe obligations of the -last
campaign, but that .he would riot take
on 'any . further responsibility as cam
paign manager for : the party.
William B. McKinley, chairman of the
republican . congressional ' "committee,
read the statement-and, grinned. \u25a0 ,v -
/;i know that's the way "Frank feels,"
he'said. • "I don't blame him. But he
can novquit. and when if comes to' the
showdown 'he won't.". '
- •Hitchcock has* been' drafted into the
congressional campaign; that is on this
j'ear, -and : has ; accepted the responsi
bility, unwillingly,* he declares, but as
"a duty^to. the part y;'V .
-Backed -by the'" president, the post
master: general "will "generally-.super
vise national work In- the. coming fall
elections. , His will be the guidiher. hand
throughout : the summer . and . early pre
campaigri period. ." ~. /, .. ; ' : : -;.'\u25a0•'
[Special Dispalch . to The Call]
\u25a0\u25a0- URIAH. March IS.— The. local > lodge
Of 4 Masons \ received ; a . ga v»>l.: yesterday
from Washington lodge,- F. & -A. M.'p at
Alexandria^ Va., which .was made from
a magnolia tree planted: by George
Washington l at his, mansion on' Mount
Vernon. The lodge- feels 'proutli of ithis
relic,. .as ;- only 10;'Jgavels^ were'?.rnade
from --- tJie tree and : they * can r: not 3be
bought at "any price. . ; r ,' , .".'
[Special Dispatch: lo The Call]
UKlAH.*March-IS.-T-Nels ; H.' Hanson;
a 'woodsman- employed |by.i the].. Wendling
lumber wasjkl lied i yesterday,
iiiorningiby^being; struck by .a'.log.VHe'
".was t*^ load in gH* car s *iwlie nla a'li>i: timber,
knocked him tlown. l VjHis'.hea'd = struck:on'
[ tlieVrail and "th*: log^ fell"_pnu6p;of ; him.
Construction of Big Plant at
Richmond to Be Started
! .Within 30 Days
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Definite assurances that the con
struction of the Pullman company's
new shops at Richmond would be be
gun during the next 30 days were re
ceived j'estcrday and again brought
into the limelight the thriving trans
bay-, municipality- .which is rapidly forg
ing to the front as an industrial center.
The information made certain the ex
penditure of ?500,000 for the erection
of buildings which Will be the..scehe of
activity of TOO skilled mechanics draw
ing- approximately 575,00t> a month In
wages. ;>; > \u25a0 ;: : \u25a0-'":."-. i* *'. - ; \u25a0 -,:- .. '\u25a0'- ...-." "
The announcement of the beginning
of building operations-was contained in
a teJegra:n from Richmond Dean, gen
eral manager of the Pullman company,
to G. S. Wall, 'one of the leading citi
zens of Richmond and the original
owner of : the immense tract of lanri
upon which the shops, will be erected.
The message stated positively that
ground would be. broken between April
1 and 15. Surveys for the Santa Fe
and Southern Pacific lines have already
been made in the' tract,- so that there
will be little delay in the placing, of
necessary material- on the ground. '
The' proposed shops, which have
•been planned along the general lines of
the 'company's immense plant in^ Chi
cago, will be. built of concrete, brick
and steel, and will be large enough to
permit the .construction of ,40* cars at
one time. They will be equipped with
the most modern machinery.
It is "the Intention of the Pullman
company to utilize the Richmond shops
for the construction and repair of all
its cars on the lines west of Denver. " *
Although the statements issued last
December at the time General Manager
Dean and Somner Smollitt, engineer
for - the company, selected the Rich
mond tract were encouraging to the
citizens |of the municipality, \u25a0 yester
day's assurances of the early begin
ning of actual work made cer.tain the
city's continued growth.
Members Celebrate' Founding of
The Papyrus club , gave a musicale
Thursday afternoon at .their rooms in
the Mercedes . buildlngr- Mrs. Arthur
W. Cornwall, the^ president, presided.
As the club's birthday was being cele
brated the hall was decorated in smi
lax, evergreens and festoons of the
Oregon ; grape vine and" long before the
opening hour the ; rooms. were crowded.
The program: opened with a piano
duet by Miss Rene'and Miss " Helen
Stuparich. ' Mrs. Vincent Walsh sang
two • Irish songs in honor -of the day,
while Mrs. Ivy Perkins Cerkel fol
lowed with an Irish recitation. :\
"An Open Secret"; was sung by-Miss
Florence Perkins, and Mr. and Mrs. G.
Cadenasso created ; quite a storm ,of
applause by their Italian, vocal duet.
'-•'L'Addio Nicodi." , ,'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0_.
MrsXHafky, accompanied by M. Mar
shall,;, sang a number, of Irish songs,
both comic, arid, pathetic, and a= song
and * dance in combination was .given
by. Mrs. Edyth ;Hender.son -Norton. .
A minuft .iand : Dutch "dance was
given in. costume and proved two-, of
the most attractive featuresfof the aft
ernoon. Miss \u25a0Ardelle. Nelson ; and. Miss
Clairbelle/Kirby winning, a round, of
applause for their clever dancing. 7 :
= Others' who contributed .to . the j suc
ces»;of ;the r affair were Missj Alma Mil-^
ler,;Whose"left; handed piano .solo" was
excellent;' Mrs. Robert' Christie. Mrs.: A.
Abrarhson," Doctor Haven and Richard
Hunt.': Owing to thelength of the pro
gram no 'encores ; were? permitted. V" '
Following.- the; concert;". an elaborate
tea was \u25a0' served .to - the club members
and their guests. _ L ; - L"
-SAX DIEGO. March IS.— Five Chi
neme2 "and '"-\u25a0. one .' \u25a0;; Ja panes?. - ; smuggled
acrbssthe Mexican: line into the Unjted
States'(and icaptured in ; t he . back ; coun
try, V are 7 being \u25a0 held J under } guard :' in f/a
hotel here, v pending - final decision Sin
their'-^ases b>\;the com
merceVand* labor.'". Two *of .s the ; Chinepe
and"; theTJapanese,; were I deported g into
Mexico"- three 'weeks -ago,' \ but
back? across. the- line.; ;_ e ,~ , : ;
e rip.t t)kl».. J . r March i I*.— OoTproori rharlps r N*;;
> HhsWplI \ *ra« \u25a0 esonpra twl of i the . charge «f - in!.«
"\u25a0*appropriation -<aD<!;*.mfsa»ana£enjeDt- ;of,fs'stauf
'*:: f umJs -\u25a0 V,i ia * report fil<><l : In < the legislature ; b«»re
% today iby tbe . hoascjcommlt t«>e. tt)inDused of five
.'-.;' «stnitx.ra»* \u25a0-' n>ln > 1 two '. reoublicans -'. : '• .^»^ . M
Senator Cummins Continues His
Criticism of Administration's
Proposed Legislation
Declares Bill Would Allow the|
Transcontinental Lines to
Control Canal Traffic .
WASHINGTON, March ' 18.— After
holding the floor for four days. Sena
tor A. B. Cummins of lowa today com
pleted his speech opposing the admin
istration railroad bilL
-The senator's discussion today dealt
principally with . the. provision regu
lating the consolidation of railroads.
With this he found much f au,lL
Pointing "out that the regulation ex
tends to railroads alone. _he declared
that in the omission of -water" lines :
there was possibility of great abuse,
and said that it would be Impossible to
prevent the transcontinental ] railroads
from acquiring the water lines through
the Panama canal, thus cutting out all
competition- i
•.; He , also- pointed out that electric
lines were specifically excluded from
the provision, and declared that it
would be possible for an electric line
to gain control of all the railroads in
the country.
Cummins , criticised the words
"directly competitive" as. defining the
lines that may not consolidate. He said
that such language would ' afford a
wide margin and it 'was doubtful
whether many lines would be found
within the elastic prohibition.
. Cummins engaged (n a colloquy with
Elkins, during which he declared: "I
want to prevent competing lines from
consolidating." " -
"That is what we all. want," respond
j ed Elkins.
Nelson suggested the striking out of
j the entire provision on railroad mer
gers,'leaving the anti-trust law in con
trol of such cases.
"If we adopt this section it will be
folly to carry on the prosecution* of
the Union Pacific merger," he said.
took up the provision plac
ing the approval or disapproval of
consolidation agreements at the discre
tion of the proposed court of commerce
and declared it to be extraordinary and
unconstitutional because it delegated
legislative authority te the court.
Borah inquired who was the author
of the provision. '
"Search us," ejaculated Clapp.
Cummins suggested the attorney gen
eral-as the real, author, and Intimated
he believed the president ; responsible
for the original suggestion.
"It is plain," interjected Nelson, "that
the bill is an orphan."
Borah said he dldt not believe the
president, as a -lawyer, would uphold
the constitutionality of the consolida
tion provision.
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"Insurgents" Oppose Taxation
Without Representation
WASHINGTON*. March 18.—Insurg
ency is not confined to congress. The
spirit has invaded the ranks of the
National Society of Colonial Dames of
America, and' a" lively- fight is prom
ised at the national convention, which
begins here April 27.
According to the constitution of the
order, jeach^ of the original colonial
states ~ahd-Cthe district of Columbia
can send five delegates, while the 22
noncqlonlal- states can send only one
each. Only the women from the.colo
nial states can vote on constitutional
questions, and a member from a south
ern state has prepared a resolution to
prevent >he constitution from being
The "insurgents" have hoisted the
flag . of j "No taxation without repre
sentation" and will oppose the colonial
organization in the convention.
Fairbanks Brings" Home Mes-
sage of Peace From Japan
[NEW YORK. March IS. — Japan is a
firm friend of the United States, ac
cording to a statement made here to
day by Charles- W. Fairbanks, former
vice president, who arrived last night
from his trip around the world. "While
in. Tokyo," he said, "I had a chat of
two hours with the emperor, and while
I am not at liberty to give the details
of the conference, I can assure America
that -Japan is one of the best and
stanphest ,; friends we have. America
need have no. fear of Japan's intentions
toward this -country."
Death of Mrs. Blanche David-
son of Ely, Nev.
"NEW YORK, March 18.— An abscess
of . the brain resulting from a' bullet
wound received at some remote period
caused the death of Mrs. Blanche
Davidson, writer, and wife of a wealthy
mine owner at Ely. -Nev.. it was an
nounced, today at the conclusion \u25a0 of
an autopsy performed by coroner's phy- J
sicians. Mrs.. Davidson was taken from
her.. home in West Twenty-fourth street
Wednesday in a 1a 1 state of coma and died
Thursday. - - } - : ir
Children to Be Taught How to
Chew Food
CLEVELAND. O.v Mnrch IS.—Believ
ing; that • proper "mastication of * food
has become a lost art members of .the
National.' dental j society in at meeting
here"; today launched a \ country wide
movement jto teach ; the : children " of . the
public . schools : to, chew. The. plan; is
t0 ..- have, each child's . mouth"* examined,
teeth 'treated,' if necessary, 'and in
structions "given" In the proper manner
of usingthe jaws.;K
{Special Dispatch to ' : The Call]
UKIAH.: March- -18. — The- Standish-
Hickey company ;purchased . the entire
holdlng^of •; timber i land
of -the . Land ,-and I'Log^ company, Uhls
week. * The property^: is', located- in " t the
northern part of the county, and is said
to -scale close to 200,000,000 feet.
C FORT -WORTH.'iTex.i March. IS.-rOne
hundred \ dollars/ perl r h^id- was paid
herei todayj for ajherd: of (450: Oklahoma
fedibeef cattle. i " ; This!is:said!to'be;the
highest- "price . for 1 this* class r^of- cattle
ever paid ; in j the -_Uhited^ States." : ' -..' *
M.D. Weill Whols
With the Infantry
In the French Army
Supreme Justices Take It Under
Consideration After Argu*
ments Are Closed
WASHINGTON*. March 18.— The last
word by the lawyers on the consti
tutionality of the corporation tax wa3
spoken this afternoon and the supreme
court of the United States took under
consideration the 15 cases in which the
question arose. The day was consumed
largely by the presentation of the gov
ernment's defense of the la-w by Solici
tor General Bowers.
. John J. Johnson of Philadelphia
closed the attack on the tax just before
court adjourned.
One of the biggest side fights in con
nection with the great contest was laid
bare when Bowers insisted that "the
net income from all sources" men
tioned in the law as the basis of meas
uring the tax included all the property
of a corporation.
William D. -Guthrie and his associ
ates, Victor Morawets and Howard Van
Sinderan, counsel for the Home life
insurance company, insisted the law
did not mean to include the income
derived directly from federal, state or
municipal securities or from real or
personal property not used or employed
in business.
In closing:, the solicitor said that the
publicity feature of the- law was not
raised in the cases, •which involved
only private individuals as parties to
them. .
In-beginning his argument. Attorney
Johnson said that the argument of the
solicitor general was one he would
have been glad to listen to had it not
been on the other side. What made
the law so obnoxious, Johnson ex
plained, was the publicity feature,
whereby it was proposed to "embalm"
the returns as a public record. "How
ever," he added, "the act must be cut
off a little higher up."
His principal argument was to prove
that the tax was an income and there
fore not an excise tax. according to
the famous income tax decisions.
The wine given to Mark Twain to
drink on the Rhine did not satisfy his
palate any the more, the counsel ex
plained, because they changed the label
on the bottle from which it \u25a0was poured.
"Children in making pictures of cows
and horses," said Johnson, "have a
habit. of writing below them. 'Cow* and
'Horse/- so you will know what they
were drawing. So congress, for fear.
If you were left to your own judg
ment, you would not decide It was an
excise tax. labeled it."
Ukiah Club Postpones Date on
Account of Weather
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
UKIAH. March IS. — Since the an
nouncement in last Sunday's Call of the
intention of the Ukiah auto and good
roads club to fix the highways be
tween this city and- Cloverdale many
offers of assistance have been received
from San Francisco, Santa Rosa and
Lake county.
"W. P. Fuller of San Francisco has in
formed the secretary that he will help.
The original date for the work was
Saturday, March 19, but owing to the
weather, conditions It has, been post
poned two weeks.*
DISMISS CHABOE— Ottland. March lv— Tie
charjo 'of felony embexilement preferred
ayalast A. A. Montague, attorney for Hoi
brnok. Merrill * Stetson of San Francisco.
•by bis ' employers, who accwed him of eol
lectinx a liea anouctlas to $163 from tbe
Betb-Jarob Hebrew congrezatloo' of this city
and. failing to torn tbe money in to the com
. puny, was dismissed this . morning. •
IW*d #J /"\ I #*1
i ldllvJlCl
Song Recital
Today at 3 o'clock :fM
In Kohlier & Chase Hall r"
You are Cordially Invited
• Mr. Arnold yon det 'A he, Tenor, -^
Accompanied with tlie Pianola Piano
f. These Complimentary Concerts every Saturday .'.'v-!3
at 3 o'clock £%\u25a0*
:•:;•-: 26 O'Farrell Stteet, Near Market Street - ~
Relative.of Raphael Weill Makes
Wager With Artist Friend
and Loses
Youth, Well Known Here, Serv
ing His Two Years of Duty
as a Soldier
**^ e H. the dinner is on me; you've
won the wager." CV
That's what Michel D. Weill. nephew
of Raphael Weill. soon will be saying
to C. T. Sauvigny, his artist friend in
Paris. - : n»
What was the wager? It concerned : a
photograph — a picture of the White
House proprietor's nephew in ual
form. Michel Weill Is serving in-th»
army of la belle France. He returned
to his native land some months ago
for that very purpose. - » *•\u25a0 "•-•
One day, while discussing the amy
with Sauvigny, who is a young artist
of aristocratic family in the French
' capital, he told Sauvigny of the sneat
enjoyment he found In the service and
' how pleased he was that he had returned
to his native land to do his duty by his
country. -. -
"Why don't you have your pbotor
graph taken in uniform and send- it oil
to your friends in San Francisco?"
asked the artist.
"Oh. nol" quickly replied the enthu
siastic young soldier, adding emptwU*
Ically, -you'll never see my picture la
uniform." ,„• . : -
"Don't say 'never,* Michel." said. Sau
vigny. . .
"I think I'm safe in thU3 declaring
myself." was the response. "If you
ever see my photograph in uniform I*ll
pay for the dinner, and it'll be the besi
that can be had in Paris." ~
Xow. the young artist made up. &X*
mind then and there that he would .win
that wager. He remembered that he
had in his possession an excellent pho
tograph of his friend. He also be
thought himself of his own army uni
form that only a short time before he
had put aside, after rendering tbe mili
tary service required by the govern
ment of France. *{" \u25a0''
The uniform was brought out into
the light once again. Then Mr. Artist
became real busy with the countsrteft
presentment mentioned above. And",
presto, change! the said counterfeit
presentment was soon wearing the uni
form of the soldiery of France. *".,',X
Sauvlgny had the altered picture re
photographed, and his first impulse vas
to surprise young Weill with it and
have the pleasure of hearing him ex
claim. "Ma foi!" (upon my word), or
something similar. But Sauvigny hit
upon another tack and decided first to
let the young soldier's friends la far
away San Francisco gaze admiringly
upon his »photograph in uniform and
later to claim the dinner. The pboto=
graph arrived several days ago* an-1
now is making the rounds among yotJirg
"Weill's friends in the city. - - : J. \u25a0*
Copies of today's Call will b«-for
warded to the enthusiastic young army
man. and also to his artist fr.iend.-who.
before many more moons, will be =en*-
Joylng a rich gastronomic repast at
Weill's expense. Doubtless Wetll'-wiH
not be making any more rash decfira:
tlons, keeping in mind that 'Thomase
propose, et Dieu dispose." which. 1n our
own language, means that "man pro
poses and God disposes." * •\u25a0*• :,;
Michel D. Weill was associated ?rith
his uncle. Raphael Weill. in condnctin^
the business of the White House before
going back to Paris for military serv
ice. While here- the young man was &
shining light in French society. Tal
ented In many ways, brilliant in- con
versation and debonair. , he was much
sought after. When he reached the land
of the lily he enlisted in the FUty
fourth regiment of the infantry, in
which he will serve for a period of trro
years. Young Weill's regiment, which
was stationed at Compiegne, render»«l
excellent service during the recent dis
astrous floods that visited the French
capital. V:-_ \u25a0- \r'T,
v — "\u25a0 -• '"• \u25a0
Herders Can Not Defy Regula
tions 'in California Forests^
WASHINGTON. March 18. — Herders
can not graze sheep In the Calif orola
forest* in defiance of the regulations
of the agricultural department and the
forest service. . \u25a0* .--, -,
This announcement' has been .called
forth by the supreme court decision
upholding Judge Wellborn In the fed
eral circuit court of California, who
acquitted three herders charged; jfr r l n
criminally grazing sheep la the na
tional forests. * .','-
It was declared the grazing rules
would be enforced. Foresters la; the
field have been instructed to watch, ?P r
violations and to prosecute promptly.
The international antic! garette leasrue
has 87.000 members, who are pledged
to abstain from tobacco until they axe
21 years of age. ' '.'"

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