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Steam Trawling at Drakes Bay
Will Appear in The Sunday Call
VOLUME CVn.— NO. 156.
Eoyd and Taylor Spend Day
Looking for Fugitive in
This City
Believe That If Captured He
Would Corroborate Ab=
botf s Confession
[efforts to trace the whereabouts of
Frank. Hazel, the fugitive defendant In
the Sa-usaJito fake poolroom oases", oc
cupied the attention of District Aitor
rs«y Boyd and ShcrifT Taylor of Marin
oounty yesterday to the exclu/ion of
practically all other matters.
Hazel is wanted, not so much because
t\t the indictment for grand larceny
..'thaJt is pending against him, as because
hoth Boyd and Taylor feel sure that if
captured and induced to make a. con
irssion he would prove to be even a
:::ore valuable witness than Joe Ab
i-ott. whose admissions drew Harry P.
'\u25a0'l^nnery into the net.
"F:\RcnrcrG i!f city
Royd ;-md Taylor .«pent almost the
entire day in San Francisco yesterday
and followed up several clews that
might l<?ad to a discovery of Hazel's
n-hereaAxrats. Boyd returned to San
Rafael early in the evening, but Taylor
did not leave >-'an Francisco until near
ly midnight. Each of them said that
the day had resulted in several impor
tant discoveries, but neither would dis
«uss the. nature of the information
arhich they had received.
R^yd said last ni^ht. after 'his return
to Pausalfto. that he was confident that
Hazel had not skipped the country, as
waf at first rumored, but that he was in
hiding either in Ban Francisco or in
Reno. lie admitted that he had pot in
touch with some of HazeTs former in
timates in this city and that he had
'earned several facts which might put
him upon the ripht trail.
"I think that the chance of capturing
!Fazel is at least a good one," said Boyd
last night, "but. of course, I am not at
oil sure that we will land him. I think
there is no doubt that ho is either in
J^an Francisco or Reno, and there is no
\u25a0 fuestion in my mind but that some of
his frionds in San Francisco know just*
where we could lay our hands on him.
"Hazel knovs more about the details
of this poolroom proposition and more 1
about the arrangements that Were made
in San Francisco and Sausallto for the
protection of thr i inknm«n than Abbott
does and would be bar most valuable
witness. I have information at hand
which shows that if Hazel could be
fo-jr.d and forced to come through we
v.^ould not only have a much stronger
• ase against Flannery, but would also
• •on nee t up Supf rviFor'Pistolesi with the
protection' arrangements made in Sau.
"Hazel's testimony would not only
• urroboraie Abbott hut I have reason
to believe that !io was 'intimate with
Tannery before lie came to San Fran-
<-i*<v> with Abbott on this ]nst trip. He
also knew Pistolesi before, when lie
\u25a0worked in one of the old pool rooms h.ere
i:* Sausalito."
Vbbotti wlio returned to the Mark
W^«r springs T;io*=day rdplit. remained
there' -yesterday and jp - not expected
ing;, won the Flannery case will be
iijr. when ti-.e Fla.nn«rey case will be
::ikTi up in Judge I/-nnon's court.
Controller Charges Mayor's Ad
ministration With Complet=
ins Cohalan Warrant
{.Sprcial Dispatch to The Call)
SV.W YORK, May 4. — Thr Gaynnr-
IT'-nrst row over tho pairmentof $18,000
= \u25a0 to. Danirl F. O.liaJan look a turn today
•that threatens to iauso aysrrious s=plit
.?n/1 hjitorJ;.- antagonize Mayor Gaynor
'. ".a.rtri \u25a0< 'ontrollfr I'rrtidergast, whose re
lations heretofore have been har
. Controller Pr^nd^rgast «-ut loosp from
\hf mayor, and in a statement, charged
th^t th« Cohalan warrant for $48,000
( - "^s <omplft« 3 d in the present adminis
tration and toy City Ohambprlain
Oharlef* Jl. Hyde, the appointee of Mayor
This move 1 on the part of the ron
i trolW was regarded in certain quar
ters as a break between the mayor
and the head of the finance depart
ment, which meant that the mayor
would r.o longer control the board of
estimate, an important body that prac
tically governs all appropriations for
public improvements.
Mayor Gaynor would not discuss the
.ontroller's statement. He called up
City Chamberlain Hyde for the records
U to the Cohalan warrant and cheek.
The chamberlain replied that the war
rant and ciieck were sent to the con
troller's office January 4. It was on
that day that Hyde assumed the duties
of the office of chamberlain.
Another complication was* added by
the bringing of a suit by a woman tax
payer against Mayor Gaynor, Chamber
lain Hyde and Cohalan for the restitu-
Timi of ?r.8.000 of the $48,000 paid to
<>ii)iilan *>n the ground that all but $10,
(ido of tli«* payment was an illegal waste
of public funds.
War Department Consents to
Change Bulkhead Line
VALLEJO. May. 4. — A letter was re
<"ived here today from the secretary of
war whereby COO feet of tidelands, coy-
Tinjc several blocks on the water front,
\u25a0pill be secured to the city by a change
in the bulkhead lin? of Vallejo. The
matirr was taken up with; the war de
partment several months ago by the
rivic organizations of Vallejo.
Permission for an electric line to
the Vallejo water front, on the
' route tit the Vallejo and Northern rall
jktxMfcdj between here- and Sacramento,
w%« applied for today by representa
tives of the road. \u25a0!.*£,
How absurd it is that the younpr man
in lov« with a pretty girl nrvr thinks
"> investigate her cooking until it is
•oo.late! '
The San Francisco Call.
Mr. Pptwiler wears a grin. Page S
Insnrjrpnts refuse an inTltatton. Page S
Thf> power sit? prahb^rs at work. Page S
War for control of an oil market. PageS
j Truth about railroad regulation bjjl. Page S
Chaotic condition of English finances. Page S
Hiram Johnson and party complete tour of
San Joaguin county. "Page 4
Charles F. Curry returns from southern Cali
fornia enthusiastic oxer outlook. Page 5
Four ps«*encrry hurt in accident on cable car
line. Page 7
Transport Sheridan will carry brides elect to
the island*. Page Q
Plans for Memorial day celebration arc in
progx^s. i» ajce ls
Miles Baird's dirorced wife to take new hus
band today. Page .">
Kniphts of tbe Royal Arch want to suppress
: -blind pij^.-' PaKe ls
Actor beat his wife with wet towel and she
obtains dirorce. Page 4
! Dr. Sbiels* opewtta v "Whrn Fairies Rule"
; to be prcseuted. Page 5
1 Delegation of oil mm to fight Pickett bill
leaves tomorrow. Page 17
United Railroads must put fenders on street-
I cars by August 1. Page 1
Welching insurance companies lose 10 suits :
inyolTing $140,000. Page 5
Board of education protests against the fourth
ef July firecrackr r. Page 0
Posters in Washington to advertise presence of
exposition boosters. Page -
Colonel Francis E. Beck, bank cashier, dies
from shock of operation. Page 5
Native Daughter to be chosen «iueen to rule at
Admission day celebration. Page 7 |
Wettrilor will b* arraigned t"day on 1« indict- j
meats, charging bribery. Page 3 !
Eagles hold big parade at FruitvalCj street
fair. i» asre 10
Captain Koehler's peculiar will Is filed for pro
bate. Page 10
Berkeley bigh school girls better than boys in
«!*«. Pngc 10
Wife not permitted to read books, she gets a
divorce. i. aRe 1 1
County hospital charged with causing boy to j
be deformed. • j>agc 1 1
Oakland smart set will welcome home coming
of the Misseis Stone. Pace 10
Anna Laughlin. musical comedy star, to appear
at Oakland Orphenm. Page 1 1
J. B. McGlynn sent to prison for beating wife
he kept locked iv room. Page 11
Berkeley school board has no funds to establish
kindergarten, says Burke. Page 11
City treasurer of Aiameda resents having
books examined by expert. v Page 11
Mayor BXott adjures coaDcilmen to work for
whole city instead of te<:tiou»'. Page 10
Oakland ciub directors name officers foe year,
with Sirs. Leon Han pre«ident. Page It
.Santa Rom puts on gala attire in {(reparation
for carnival. .Page 3
Mrs. Swope's evidence closes state's side of
Hjde case. Page 3
President Taft receives bouquets and denounces
Bryan's criticism. Page tt
Johnson and Uerscr fail to select a referee for
big tight. rajfe 12
ISci-ord entry li-t promised for Sunday *-chi>ol
meet, May 13. Page 13
Proidcut Taft praif-cs baseball as a clean,
j straight jramc. Page 13
Donau'fi victory in Derby trial upsets tbe
future bettlnp. , pp a ge 13
Twcntr-three cout college Rugby stars to
tour Australia. Pnge 12 '
Barns* brother Iv law coming to arrange for
Luzford fisht- I'age 13
<»akl«ni figbtK probably will be limjted to 10
rounds hereafter. Page 12
Catcher Kliur lias Dot yet reported to the
Chicago Nationals. Page 13
Fern I. runs cr»>*t race; Ooldfinn's showing as
fßvorito diygrnccful. Page 12
Promnters grant principals l."i days grace in
wbirb to make choice. Page 12
Polytechnic declden to kr-rp old style football
by oTerwbflmine vote. Page 13
Vale's fastest sprinter strains tendon and
prohably out for season. Page 12
Trotting association orders expulsion of three
: racing men aud "ringT." Page 12
Jeffries returns to Rowardennan cam) with
wif<». who is convalescent. Page 13
University of Washington track teain s<langrr
<>us in intercollrgiate mf'et. Page 13
Slivers Henley, Seals" crack twirler. holds
Angels helpless and runless. Page 13
Twenty-flre hnndr*>d dollar tmtting Ktake for
amateur drivers at ITartford. Page 13
Jot.'key A. Williams and Owner Baird sus
pended; judges investigating race. Page 12
U. S. S. Albatross returns after two and a
half years' absence. . i'a*e 17
Crocker-Irwin engagement causes much ex.
citement in smart set. Page 7
Belief That Attorney Has 1 Sailed
for Europe •
[Special Dhpaich to The Call]
NEW YORK, May 4.— lt is believed
here that Francis J. 'Honey has gone to
Europe in response to a summons from
former President Roosevelt. Heney
cam*> across the country in the same
car with Mose Gunst about three weeks
ago. " Gunst does not know where
Heney is, but another San Francisco
man is positive that he has gone to
At the Waldorf-Astoria it is stated
that Heney left there April 21 ' without
leaving his address and asked that his
mail be held there until his return.
His name does not appear on the pas
senger list of any steamship that sailed
the twenty-first.
Just what -former President Roose
velt, wants to talk with Heney about
is problematical, but it is ; probably
concerning the BalJingef--Pirichot con
.Anyway, spinsters and old bachelors
always agree as to how children should
be brought up
Supervisors Refuse to Grant the
United Railroads Further
Extension of Time
Streetcars Are to Be Equipped
With Proper Safety Device
at Once
Police Chief Directed
To Enforce Ordinance
Itcsolred, that the chier of po
lice be; and lie Is hereby iii-
Kiructcd to use the police power
of tills city and county to enforce
the provisions of hill \o. 1245,
ordinance No. 1109. ne.iv series,
requiring enrs operated brer
street rallvray tracks to he
equipped with fenders. He Is
further instructed to arrest any
person or pcrsous violating: the
provisions of said ordinance. The
co-operation of the district at
torney iv enforcing the 'above
ordinance Is also respectfully
urged — Resolution adopted by
the public utilities committee of
the board of supervisors.
By . the' foregoing i resolution unan
imously adopted yesterday after
noon the public utilities committee
of . the board of supervisors re
fused the plea of the United Rail
roads for a further extension of time
in which to equip "its cars with regu
lation fenders and recommended to^the
board as a whole tho adoption of Su
pervisor Walsh's resolution instructing
the chief of police to enforce immedi
ately the fender ordinance.
The fender matter came up In com
mittee through the submission of
Walsh's resolution, a r protest from the
South of street improvement, as
sociation against any further extension
of time to the United Railroads to in
stall fenders and through a letter from
the! United Railroads stating that It
was absolutely impossible' to comply
with the. ordinance within the specified
time. T&e two latter matters • were
passed. ov.or without comment, no rep
resentative ot the United. Railroads
being- present:
The ordinance referred to originally
called. f.Qr..the .installation .of fenders
by March 15, but one extension was
granted until April 30 and another
untfl Augtist 1 has been applied for.
Black has. stated that -the first ship
ment of fenders is due in the city
within a few days and that some of
the company's cars will be equipped
by toe middle of this month. .
The .public utilities committee
recommended to the board of super
visors tho advertisement for the sale
of a. franchise for a street railroad ex
tension from the affiliated colleges
along Parnassus avenue, J street and
Ninth avenue in the Sdnset district.
A protest of the building trades coun
cil against the- carriage- of freight by
the United Railroads on its cars was
put over for further consideration, with
a request' to the United Railroads to
send a representative to the hearing.
"*A- petition of the Poulson wireless
telegraph and telephone company .for
permission to crest two wooden towers
for a wireless station in the block
bounded by Forty-seventh and Forty
eighth ' avenues, Noriega and Ortega
street in the Sunset district was re
fer rod. to the board of public works
with a favorable recommendation.-
Street Will Be Paved V
Cheering news tor a large section of
Richmond came yesterday ' from the
board of works in the. announcement by
the eommifs.sion that it would on May
2n receive bids for putting in pave
ment over the United Railroad's por
tion of California street between Sixth
and Twenty-third avenues.
Tho company was given its legal 10
days' notice to start the work itself
some 12 days ago, without result, and,
acting in accordance, with previous
warning and under authority granted
by the charter, the commission took the
first step yesterday toward forcing the
The city will now. have the work done
and [the expense will be collected from
the company. .'
Steindorff=Le Brun Combination
, to Be Next Attraction at
Idora Park
Ferullo's band ;it Idora park. Oak
land, is playing, its farewell week of
concerts to crowds of enthusiastic music
lovers every afternoon and evening. The
many special programs the Italian di
rector has arranged for j this week are
charming -thousands .every; evening 1 .
HJs final popular program was played
last night. \u25a0./\u25a0
Grand opera night, one -of the fa
vorite programs, will be played tonight.
The farewell "Wagner program will be
Friday's bilL Saturday will .be, music
of all nations, and Sunday night . Fer
ullo will give his last concert in the
Idora band shell this season.
Following Ferullo comes the Lr
Brun opera company with' Mme. An
toinette le Brun, la te^prima. donna <of
the Savage companies, as, the star.v Ac
companying the. Le .Brun singers will
be Paul Steindorff and his 'symphony,
orchestra. This, will be. one ;of th«*
greatest attractions ever; presented to
the music lovers of the 'bay cities. Tt
Will begin Monday afternoon ;hnd >last
one week. Olilmeyer^an'd his Corohado
beach band will' follow. ' :. :f ,';'
Idrich Rallies Republican Sen
ators and Calls for War on
dministration Program Will
Fail Unless We Get To
gether at Once, He Cries
ST. LOUIS, May 4.— President . Taft,
as the guest of. the Traffic club of St.
Louis, tonight referred in a general
way Ho the railroad legislation pend
ing at Washington, but; said he; was
not sufficiently, informed of the situa
tion to discuss it in detail. While he
was federal judge of , the sixth circuit
from 1893 /to 1900, he said, it fell to
his lot to appoint receivers for nearly
all the railroads in the circuit. : He
found at that time what, he said, ' a
great niany people seem blissfully Ig
norant of, that it takes "a whole lot
of money to run a railroad."
I-Ie ..continued in" part as follows:.
jßut I ' understand all' the rail- .
roads ar e on a good basis now, and- •
I 'hope they will continue so. Rail-: \
roads are very much like every ;
other' business. .- If the receipts do' I
: not' come- up 1 to expenditures,"" the 3
red' balance grows larger and larger, V
,; un^U ' tlrtn-e is nothing, before you" '
t but,-a receivership. 1 sincerely trust :
. ,wer:-will never- experience again ,
.Mjth;. respect to • rail roads* or otlier'
business what we had to go through' ;
,": from' 'lBo3 'to 1900.' : . ' : •
COIVpiTIO.VS CHANGED . , t' \u25a0'
"- ','. - .i^tnese. days ' the railroads we're «
nourtun entirely .according. iov'the. '
law, and. a judge haddifficulty: even' ]
sSomeof those pho took part in the mass meeting for better school athletics. \u25a0Al the top is Frank Bock,: ph^si-'
cal director of the Oakland high to right arc Director Bock. Joseph
Hickey, Principal Walter N. Bush* of the Polytechnic 4 high school. School Director Thomas' R. Banner man, A. J.
Cloud and Waller Smith. . : - . • % ...' \u25a0 ; . ' : ,
in keeping, ltis receivers out of re
bates. But railroads and shippers .
can now. look each othcrin the face.
With the knowledge they are not
engaged in a violation of the law. %
"The problem of fixing railroad v.
rates is amost^diflicult one and the
man who says he' knows how to. do
it, is the only one in the community,
who thinks so. .
"There" is now. pending at Wash
ington an interstate commerce bill.
I cannot comment on it because off
. condition* I do not- know. But I do
know that as the bill was present
ed to congress, it was drawn at
'conform to the promises of the re
publican pjtitfnrm ; and bring the.'
railroads more umlrr the- control, of ,
the ' interstate commerce commis
sion on tho one hand and to give ,
i the railroads -.a little : more freedom
of action 'under the supervision of
tho interstate commission, on the
\u25a0 other." . ';. , " \u0084 . ,:_ ••;
• .WASHINGTON, May : 4.— Through the
formation today of -"". an organization
which its leaders claim- represents ' a
ciear majority of the. entire senate and
to be made up wholly of regular repub
licans a movement was started to "set
tle whether the. senate shall remain
conservative,"* become radical 'or' be
thrown ;into" political chaos • as far as
concerns any coherent \u25a0 policy on "the
administration program^
Senator Aldrich called the regular
republicans .•together and .;. confronted
thenv: Avith \u25a0 a grim ' description of .the
possible' political effect of, their^appar-i
ent. defeat at the hands of the insurgent
republicans and democrats! In'the-;fight
over, the traffic argument section of the
administration railroad bill; .: JTe.asked
•his ;'associates' whether rthey< wore ready
fnniiniipil nn P.icp 2. Column 2
j4tkktic Boom Is Launched
Schools Veil for Muscles
Meeting Called by. the Illinois
Manufacturers' Association j
to Plan for Fight
[Special Dhpaich to The Call]
CHICAGO^ May U.^Shippers and
representatives : of J commercial; organ
izations .-from all parts' of 'the country
will be called by r \the 'lllinois Manufac
turers' association to meet and protest
against -the freijffnt rate advances an
nounced by- the western railroads and
proposed .by the eastern companies,
i^lans for the. '..conference,- which prob
ably: will 'beheld at the Cdngress hotel
about; May 20, will be considered at a
meeting .of- the -association's -board of
directors Friday. \- ' > \u25a0: '< . \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 .
The principal' protest, is • directed
against the.' ;advances ; in :: commodity:
rates- between s Chicago : : and \u25a0 the Mis
ppuri driver- and'-thej.increase -of B''to
If. cents a <ton-in "coal -charges: toChl-!
cago. -The lattqr is. to j take 1 effect- next
month.-- ' -.:- •\u25a0 ; . i) .. •' \u25a0• . •\u25a0\u0084 ' :_• . ->"•' i
. .The ' .Illinois railroad * and" warehouse
commission has. ;ordered a -'.• hearing .'on
the '\u25a0 coal rates."* for tomorrow: afternoon.'
at which. ' ra i lroad r - representatives £ and"
shippers will: present their arguments/
: "Wesare' not going; to stand .still^and
let the railroads pu^*;over^this r advaric'e'
without , a iprbtGst.'.'r.saiia Secretary/John
M. Glenn; of \u25a0 the ;AlaniifacturersV asso-;
elation *'to«lay. ; "OuV* course J is^still -in-"
A' woman shouldn't- be. foolish 'about
her, age. '\u25a0•. It's often \u25a0 better/ to \ tell S the
truth-than have it. guessed, at.: •
fdelinilivbut. we are. going to tight the
advance/in roal rates at the h^nrlng to
!morrow, as hard as we can.. The.rail
j roads arc ; making barrels of money.
:and the adyum-.es in wajces to employes
iare \ not - sufficient .excuse for .'freight
boosts. . :
"All last. year, and in fac-t since Sep
tember, 1905,\ the, net earnings for air
thetJroaQs in the .'country as. ••ompared
witli the corresponding' month for the
year before "ran from . ?3.p00,000. to'
$9,000,000. ahead, fin '.Nftvemher^ 1*9 09 J
the \u25a0 increase over November. lif'JS, was
SIS.PSS.OOO." ' For tho; year ended June.
30, 1909. t?fi prr". rent of tl\T railroad
stock paid dividends aggregating $356,
j 000,000, or .7.9 per t-ent for\the: stock
which paid "dividends. "" That is better
ithan any other line of industry. 'Rail
roading is thr most prosperous business
in thc< world.- You can't show' anj
other; in which dividends are »so gen
eral. •;,.•' .
"The, railroads' \u25a0 proposal to increase
the charge for hauling- coal 10 cents
per ton would' place a burden of
$4,355,805 on the people of Illinois."
Mrs.; Hey . Lawsoh Hill Cele-
brates 102 d% Birthday
[speci"fl" . Dispatch to The . Call]
, I^KEPORT/ May 4.— Mrs. Iley : Law
son^Hill,- who makes herhome with her
daughter, / Mrs. Mary J. Arnold, will
celebrate v her r 102 d birth anniversary
tomorrow.- is^ In .fairly good
health. ; Mrs. Hill is a . daughter, of
James Jl^awson, a -. revolutionary '.'war
hero,- and_ can < remember some' of the
incidents of' the war "of 1812. She Is a
member of thej>l)aughters. of the Amer
dcan; Revolution;, Ay. V» '-.--• -, t\
\u0084 After it.is : all,over the averag© man
.wastes! a lot of „ time -.teljlng what- he
would* do \u25a0 if.' he had another chance.
YE£t£RDA Y—Ctear: ~ vfyfavfy. maximum
Officials, Faculty and Sfadeafs*
of One Mind at Great Mass 1
The Call Is Thanked for Efforts*
in Campaign for Better
Physical Training
Mass Meeting Extends
Thanks to The Call
At a mass meeting: last night
of those- interested In •ffordinsr
the. pupil* or thr San Fraodseo
schools better 'facilities for i>hy«_
ical training the foUoTrlac reso
lution was adopted:
Whereas, The San Franckco
Call has at all times consistently
advocated greater playground fa
cilities in the city; and
Whereas. The San Francisco
Call has been directly instrtzmzn
tal in calling together this mass
meeting with the object of bene
fiting the public school popula
tion of San Francisco; therefore
Be it resolved, that the than\s
of this meeting are extended to
the said San Francisco Call.
WHEREAS, * here are enrolled in
the public arluolsof San T'ran
ctoco nrrr Il,m>O rhlldrm wfc»
i> «peod thr- crtalrr part of the
day In the ronflnriurnt of nrhool
5 rooms or school yard*, with prarti-*
cally .ao facilities for ph?wlcal re
creation or athletic endeavor, aart
Wherea*, in recent athletic raeetn heltl
by Mcboolft about the hay conntleN
the tea ran of. the San Krnn.f-.ro
MchooU have been overwhelminsly
defeated herun«e of tbe ayntemattc
training afforded their opponents,
Whereas at the present time there H
a j?reat opportunity to encourage
student athletics by affording the
proper facilities. Instructors nnd
quarters, boit therefore be It
Resolved that It Is the sense of thb*
meeting that the proper city authori
ties should do all la their power «»
afford the greater recreation crounds
and the proper Instructors to direct
the athletic energies and physical,
training of the students of the nchnol*
of San Francisco.
And It Is further resolved that a •\u25a0••py
of this resolution be forwarded by
committee to the board of supervi
sor*, board of education, playground
commission and park commission,
expressing; the sense of this mans
That the race is not always to tho
swift and that victory can be wrought
out of the bitterness of defeat was evi
denced in the mass meeting held last
• night at the Mission hisrh school audi
torium by the representatives of the
vanquished San Francisco track teams
who lost the laurels of the Stanford
interscholastic . meet two weeks ago.
1 The real struggle of the local atfc let i«:
enthusiasts, which has, been made in
silence for years, broke forth with a
roar la*t night and the bonds of an
cient prejudice which have so lons
retarded the progress of physical train
ins in the school department of San
Francisco were rent asunder. -
The death knell of the present pro
fessional coach was sounded by every
speaker who addressed the gathering.
Unanimous opposition .to the old the
ory that a highly specialized track
team coach is a necessity for the best
efforts of amateur athletics was voiced
by the entire meeting: and much -of. the
Inefficiency of the school teams In the !
last few' years credited to this evil. •
Characterizing: r present conditions •
which surround the physical training '
of the school children of the city as "*
deplorable. President Thomas R. Ban
nerman of the board of education. *
sounded' the keynote of the occastori,
and his earnest plea for greater play- .
ground facilities in connection with ! •
the schools was loudly applauded.
Interest in the objects of the mewting
displayed itself, in an enthusiastic, at
tendance from every high school, ath- *
letic league and body in the city. When
Chairman Joseph Hickey wielded the
gavel and started the program, the plat
form behind him was filled with prin
cipals of the high schools, Instructors,
members of the board of education and
playground commission, officers of the
San Francisco School athletic league.

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