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W. S. HIGH HEADS
STATE BANKERS
San Franciscan Is Chosen Pres*
ident of the California
Association
Lee C. Gates Condemns Torrens
Land Act as Unsafe and
Expensive
RIVERSIDE. May 6.— With a regis
tered attendance of more than 400
delegates and visitors, the annual ses
sion of the California bankers* associa
tion eloped here today. The morning
fcessicn was devoted to addresses by
various California, bankers and finan
ciers, lv the evening the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing
year:
President. W. S. High. San Francisco;
vice president, Sioddard Jess,' Los An
.cclcs; treasurer, J. J. Fagran; secre
tary, R. M. \Y*?lch; assistant secretary,
i\ 11. Colburn. all of San Francisco.
The retiring president, 11. H. Fletcher
of Watsonville. ivus presented with a
lovinsr tup, and was nominated as a
member oC ihe council of the American
bankers' association. James K. Lynch
of i^in Francisco was Tiominated as
\ice president of the American bankers'
association for California.
f^Taie Superintendent of Banks Alden
\\u000en, who was to have been pres
f- nutn ut the convention, was unable to
|«ttend on account of business else
where.
Inder the title, "The Lure of the
JTont Account," If. c. Carr. vice presi
dent of the First national bank of
Porterville, said in part:
•To the banker the averasre business
pursuit is a. forbidden thing. The fact
that he is the confidant of liis patrons
debars him from engaging in any of
ne attractive propositions presenting
themselves, and his salary is but a
j-niall compensation for his loss of op
portunity.* *
|_ "Land Titles in California." by Lee
LJ^-ff" rresldent «* the California
3and title association, was an exhaust-
Eli l ISX tta 2 ° n the oom P'e* system of
',k £ Sln thls state - H e condemned
the Torrens land act as unsafe, ex
j.enEiye and impracticable under a con
stitutional form of government
c # « Equipment and Management of
S-afe Deposit Vaults." by John F. Cun
ningham, manager of the safe deposit
vaults of the Crocker national bank of
f an Jrancisco. gave the history of safe
keeping devices from the time when
primitive man hid food down to a
modern steel vault, which ia burglar
lire, bomb and mob proof.
The United States subtreasurer, Wil
liam C. Ralston, made a plea for a
clearing house BJStexa of banks which
should serve all purposes of a central
institution in the issue of notes and
The relief of stringency at crop moving
periods and otJier strains on our in-
clastic currency.
George P. Kdwards of the Coast
Banker of San Francisco advised co
operation with and patronage of local
financial publications.
MERCHANT AND HIS
BOOK KEEPER VANISH
Married Man and Girl Disap
pear at Same Time
/ [Special Dispatch to The Call]
j SAN MATEO. May 6.— Emilio Demar
•«.ni, a local merchant, who h«.s a wife
:«'.id three children, difcappeared
"Wfi.Jnesday evening. At th*» same time
Miss Iva P. Gnrrill, the 17 year old
•laughter of a local contractor, dropped
from sight.
When Demartini failed to return to
his residence in Burlingame avenue
Wednesday night his wife notified her
brother in law. John B. Demartini. who
is the senior member of the firm of
Demartini Brothers- in which the miss
ing man is a partner. All efforts to
locate the misFing man have failed.
E. H. Gorrill. who resides in Villa
terrace, informed the San Mateo police
yesterday that his daughter was miss
ing. The girl had been employed as a
book keeper in the Demartini store.
Demartini is 32 years of age. Iva
Gorrill would pass for 19. She Is 5
l>et 7 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds
and wore a blue coat and ai yellow
taraw hat with a black ribbon when
Fhe disappeared.
NEW COMPLICATION
IN THE PRIMARY LAW
Question as to Constables and
Justices of Peace
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, May 6. — A new com
plication resulting from the adoption
of the primary law has arisen in the
case where the positions of two candi
dates or two justices of the peace of a
township must be filled at the coming
flection. District Attorney Wachhorst
has advised candidates for such offices
not to secure signers to their petitions
."K'ho have signed the petition of anoth
er candidate for one of the offices. He
font^nds that where two candidates
#re to be chosen for constableship they
fer« rea.lly running against *»ach other
and there is hence but one office.
.MAN'S BODY FOUND
IN MORMON CHANNEL
Not©- Orders Mail Delivered to
E. H. Crandall
\ Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON. May 6. — C. B. Grant, a
Southern Pacific brakeman, discovered
the body of an unidentified man float
ing in the waters of Mormon channel
loday near the Stockton lumber com
pany's yards.
The body was that of a middle aged
man, fairly well dressed, and among
his effects were some keys, $1.25, a
knife and bottle opener. A note that
read as follows was found on the body:
"Stpckton, March 24. 1910. Please
deli\-er my mail until further notice to
bearer, E. H. Crandall. Mrs. E. H.
Gilford."
FARMERS TO ERECT
RAISIN SEEDING PLANT
Union Members Will Enjoy Ex»
clv live Privileges
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO, May 6.— Through the efforts
at the California farmers* union, a
centra] seeding plant for the exclusive
! -ee of farmers' union packing houses, is
to t>e erected in this city.
It is expected that the plant will be
in operation in time to handle the raisin
output this falL
The new seeding plant will be erected
i»t a cost of $25,000 and will be en
i ; -*rged as the needs require.
STANDARD OIL DEFlED— Berkeley. May. 6.—
Tbt- request of the Standard oil company for
a i Tinir to fyt*l'.\fti an oil plant at tlie eor
nrr of Oregon street and the Santa Fe tracks
' w«s denied by the council this morning aft*r
» liparing. Attorney diaries 1* Brown of San
Pr«nri«ico. C. A. Watson, Standard oil land
»-=fat. *nd F. J; Thomas, superintendent of
'!\u25a0"\u25a0 tank plant at the corner of Ninth and
Cedar streets, represented the company. '^Mf^
In the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys
STOCKTON TO HAVE
2 NEW FACTORIES
Sites Bought for Santa Fe Ice
Plant and Mining Machinery
Compapy
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
STOCKTON, May 6.— An ice plant and
a factory for the construction of min
ing and pumping machinery will be lo
cated at Stockton in the near future.
They will be located in the southeast
ern section and will tend to build up
that rapidly developing district.
Within the last few days the Oulla
han & Littlehale rtrni has sold In behalf
of Miss Julia Weber to interests said
to be closely allied with the Santa Fe
railroad three and a half acres of land
in the Villa addition south of the
Santa Fe tracks and near the inter
section of Taylor and East streets. It
is said that an immense ice and re
frigerating plant will be erected on
the site. This will mean a combina
tion of all the icing plants on the Santa
Fe and it is said that a large number of
men will be employed.
The Stockton savings and loan soci
ety has sold to the Santa Fe land
company several blocks east of the ice
plant site in Villa addition and facing
the Santa Fe line. It is said that
another industry will be located there.
Oullahan & Littlehale, acting for Miss
Julia Weber, have sold 11 lots in the
block bounded by Ande'rson, Jefferson,
Union and Pilgrim streets, to F. W.
Krogh of tlie Krogh manufacturing
company of San Francisco. This firm
manufactures mining machinery and
pumping plants and is said to be con
templating the erection of a large
branch factory here. The site is ad
vantageous for shipping, as the West
ern Pacific runs along the Union street
side of the block and the Santa Fe is
not far distant. It has 300 foot front
ages in Union and Anderson streets,
200 feet in Pilgrim and 100 feet in
Jefferson.
RAISIN DAY FETE TO
BE ANNUAL AFFAIR
Fresno Committee Ends Work
With $1,500 on Hand
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO, May 6. — Upon motion of
Louis Gundelfinger it was decided at a
meeting of the Raisin day committee,
held in this city this afternoon, to pro
long the life of the committee and
make California Raisin day an annual
affair.
Another meeting: of the committee is
to be held, at which a complete re
organisation will be effected. Provi
sion will be made for a systematic so
licitation of funde, which will do away
with the charity giving which has
marked the last two campaigns.
The finance committee reported to
day that there had been $11,200 on hand
for the last campaign with an expendi
ture of $9,700, leaving a balance of
$1,500.
OLD MAN CRIES "MURDER"
AS HE FALLS FROM ROOF
Women and Children Run to
Aid and Find House Ablaze
RKDDING. Cal.. May 6. — Making the
mistake of crying "murder" when his
house in the old town of Shasta was
on fire today" nearly cost Arthur ~N.
Sprague, a pioneer citizen, his life.
He mounted a ladder to extinguish the
blaze which started in the roof, but
lost his footing and fell to the ground.
Finding himself helpless, as ho is 69
years old, he cried "Murder" to sum
mon aid.
His cries alarmed the women and
children in the neighborhood, who ran
a quarter of a mile calling for men to
capture the supposed murderer. A posse
of 20 men rushed to the scene, carried
Sprague to a place of safety and ex
tinguished the fire.
APPROPRIATION OF WATER
FOR POWER PLANT USE
Five Notices Filed With Te«
hama County Clerk
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
RED BIAJFF, May 6.— Five notices
for appropriation of water aggregating
52,000 miner's inches to be used in
generating electricity have been filed
with the county clerk. Forty thou
sand inches of the water is to be
appropriated from Mill creek and 12.000
inches from the south fork of Cotton
wood creek.
George Morse filed notice for 20,000
Inches to be taken from Mill creek six
miles below Morgan springs. H. M.
Parker wants 20,000 to be taken from
the same creek, half of it six -miles
below Morgan springs and 10,000 of It
13 miles below Morgan springs.
H. L. Banfield has appropriated 12,000
inches from the south fork of Cotton
wood creek.
SAN FRANCISCAN WILL
WED MOUNTAIN BELLE
Betrothal of Miss L. Mallen and
Oscar Barker
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEVADA CITY. May 6.— At a card
party given at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mallen. last night.
Mies Lillian Mallen announced her en
gagement to Oscar Barker •of San
Francisco. The announcement was
made in the form of hearts bearing" the
names of the two fastened together.
FRUIT GROWERS BAR
JAPANESE LABORERS
Placer County Strawberry Men
Change Employes
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOOMIS, May 6. — The strawberry and
fruit growers of Placer county are sup
planting the Japanese with white labor
wherever possible this season in accord
ance with a resolution adopted at a
recent meeting. A score or more fami
lies of Spaniards have been brought
here. from San Francisco and very few
Japanese are used by the white straw
berry growers. '
Santa Rosa Rose Cnrnlvnl
The City of Roses is In gala attire
for its annual carnival. Saturday,
May 7, is the day of the floral pageant.
All the Sonoma- county towns and
cities will be represented in the parade.
Saturday night there- will be an illu
minated parade. The tickets will be
sold Friday and Saturday, good for
return until Monday, at $1.70; and on
Saturday, good going and returning
same day, at $1.25. via- the Northwest
ern Pacific. On Saturday the leaving
time via Sausalito ferry is 7:45, 8:46,
10:45 a,,m.',3:15 and 5:15 p; m; Tickets
on eale at 574 »Market street 1 and Sau
salito ferry. . :^ •
THE SAN FRANCISCO GALL, SATURDAY; MAY >7, I^lU.
Stockton Society Attends
Opening of the Kirmess
BRILLIANT SCENE
DELIGHTS THE EYE
Beautiful Tableaux and Pio
turesque Dances Lend Va=
ried Charm to Festival
[Special Ditpalch lo The Call]
STOCKTON, May 6.— A1l society was
In attendance at the Yosemite theater
tonight when the first performance of
the Kirmess was held. The 350 young
people who participated in the pretty
dances and songs acquitted themselves
capably. The young ladies were beau
tifully gowned and the young men
were garbed in becoming costumes.
Former Judge "W. B. Nutter delivered
a short address before the curtain was
rung up. The first number was the
opening tableau, in which every par
ticipant appeared. Other features were:
The Japanese dance, the Garland girls,
Spanish dance, swing song, Indian
dance, Italian romance, Miss llurrlo in
the "Sunworshipers," Carmen,- Marso
vian.
Booths were arranged in the foyer,
antl during a 20 minute intermission
between the first and second parts the
audience participated in a sort of re
ception and patronized the refreshment
stands. \The young ladies sold flowers
and homemade candies, the proceeds
from • which go toward the children's
home building fund.
Among ' the leading participants in
the show was Miss Anna Peters, sister
of Mrs. Genevieve Peters Six. Miss
Peters is the young lady whom Charles
Dana Gibson pronounced the most per
fect type of American beauty. Mrs.
Six took the part of the Empress in the
Japanese feature.
A matinee will be held tomorrow aft
ernoon and another performance will
take place in the evening. The ladies
in charge of the home are delighted
with the results and expect to be able
to let the contract' for tho new building
in the near future.
The directors of the home are: Mrs.
S. M. Hlckenbotham, president; Miss
Julia "Weber, first vice president; Mrs.
D. L.aogier,"Becond vice president; Mrs.
C. R. Harry, secretary; Mrs. J. D. Mc-
Dougald, recording secretary; Mrs. W.
11. McKee, treasurer; Mrs. J. H. Hough,
Mrs. George Sherman, Mrs. F. N. Vail,
Mrs. D. S. Rosenbaum, Mrs. Herbert
Baldwin. ;
The managers are the following la
dies: Mrs. H. F. Hubbard, Mrs. C. I*
Ortman, Mrs. F. I* Kincaid, Mrs. L,. M
Frankenheimer, Mrs A Waldenmeier,
Mrs J. A. Sanford, Mrs. W. T. Hewitt,
Mrs. M. A, Bertheau, Mrs. George Hom
age, Mrs. John Moore.
ALMOND GROWERS EFFECT
A CENTRAL ORGANIZATION
Exchange for Better Handling
of Crops
[Special DUpalch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, May C— The Cali
fornia almond growers' exchange,- an
organization embracing the many local
or district associations, was organized
here today at a meeting of 'growers
from various parts of the state.
. The exchange 'was 'incorporated as
a nonprofit organization, with Sacra
mento as *its principal place .of busi
ness.- :'' \u25a0\u25a0.' ' ; '.' . \u25a0" \ ;: \u25a0•. \u25a0- \ -
The plan of the : almond ; growers is
to put their own crops through' the ex
change and^do away- with the shipping
agencies. Directors will be named next
week. Ej '--\u25a0'. .-; \u0084;•.-"\u25a0 ; -.-v: .-•
Those who attended .'.the meeting
were: . J. P. Dargitz," Acampo; B.~ C*
Walton. Yuba City; George E. Law
renqe, Lodi; G. W. Pierce, Davis; J.L,:
Harklnson. Antioch; Alexander Neilson,-
Capay ; J. . B. *.Wrangham,- Fair . Oaks ; t P.
A. Hogaboon,,Orangevale; A. W. Cutts,
Live Oak. , \ =C r
WIFE'S FLIGHT ENDS
IN MISSOURI JAIL
Porterville Businessman Pur»
sues Spouse and Companion
to Secure Child
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
FRESNO, May 6.— The elopement of
his wife with a man formerly in his
employ, a chase after her to Kansas
City and then to Chicago; the kidnap
ing of his little daughter by his spouse;
a race back to Kansas City and the
arrest of the woman in that city, are a
few of the experiences of William Cor
bett, formerly in business in Porter
ville and proprietor of the Corbett
paint company.
Until a few days ago Mr. and Mrs.
Corbett lived in Porterville evidently
in the very height of connubial bliss.
Corbett was running a prosperous bus
iness anj had a number of men- in his
employ. Among others was "a .man
named Floyd Ogden, of prepossessing
appearance and reputed to have con
siderable personal property.
Corbett was nearly prostrated by
learning one morning last week that
his wife had gone and in the company
of Ogden. Corbett left \his business
and, after ascertaining that the pair
had lied to Kansas pity, made after
them. In that city he found from
Mrs. Corbett's sisters that sho had gone
to Chicago.
Corbett continued his journey, tak
ing with him their 8 year old daughter.
While Corbett was hunting for his wife
she learned of her husband's, where
abouts and, after kidnaping the child,
left again for Kansas City.
Corbett suspected that the woman
would go buck to her sister. His sus
picions were well founded and he
caused her arrest by the probation of
ficers in Kansas City, at the same time
filing suit against her in Tulare county
for infidelity.
Attorney George G. Murray of Por
terville has been retained by Corbett
and the child is in the custody of tho
circuit court in Kansas City pending an
investigation as to the relative fitness
of the mother and father to be entrust
ed with her care.
DETECTIVE EMPLOYED
TO CHASE WILD STEERS
W. S. Biggs of S. P. Staff Re-
turns to Cow Punching
[ Sr.dal Dispatch to The Call ]
SACRAMENTO, May 6.— The Southern
Pacific detective", \V. S. Biggs, is called
upon to do many odd jobs in his line of
work, but he had a summons to Davis
the other day that surpasses all other
demands. r •
A carload of wild steers was dumped
into the quiet little hamlet when the
car was derailed, and as there was no
one •on hand with experience in cow
punching the town was at tho mercy of
the steers until Detective Biggs could
be summoned from Sacramento.
Biggs used to be a cow puncher 4n
Fresno county, so he responded will
ingly. Mounted on a broncho 'and
armed with a lariat he herded every
one of tho escaped beasts into the car.
BURGLARS ROB THE
DUTCH FLAT POSTOFFICE
Two Safes Blown Open and the
Building Wrecked
DUTCH FLAT, May 6.-— The store of
J. W. Jameson/, in which the postofflce
is located, was entered early today by
burglars who blew open the two safes
in the place.' A heavy charge of pow
der ; was ; used and .the.. store badly,
wrecked. '\u25a0' ... "-..'
The money In the safes was taken,
but the | amount .was not-large. . The
stamps were not ; disturbed." Entrance
to : the building, was! obtained* by blow
ing the, lock from the iron doors.
r Sheriff. McAuley is -ion the trail "of
two supiclous^characters who - were
seen last evening in the vicinity of the
postofflce building. V v ;
S ACR A M ENTO TO HAVE
TWO NEW INDUSTRIES
Candy Factory and, Spice Grind-
ing Plant Planned
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, May 6.— -Two - new in
dustries are to-be" established in % Sacra
mento |500n. 5 Gimbal ; Brothers; contem
plate r starting a candyf factory: here and
have negotiated for. a site.;? The! N. Ding
ley company, wholesale'dealers in teas!
coffees >. and ißpices,>; is g a two
story; structure i n* the southern part of
the city for its plant.
ELABORATE PLANS
FOR GRAND PARLOR
Cornerstone of Dormer Monu*
ment Will Be Laid With
Impressive Ceremonies
[Special fiispatch to The? Call]
TRUCKEE, May 6.— Elaborate plans
have been made: by .Dormer parlor,
Native Sons of the Golden We3t, for
the laying of the' cornerstone of the
l^onner monument during' the grand
parlor meeting at Lake Tahoe, this
summer. --I _ ;"
The various committees in charge of
arrangements for tlie -grand parlor
meeting are also working out details
of the entertainment -and everything
will be in readiness long before the day
set for the,,, grand parlor, meeting.
The program has been completed and
includesnumerous features for the four
days' session. The grand parlor con
venes at Lake TalioeJune 6. The cor
nerstone of the Dormer monument will
be. laid on the fifth day. Congressman
Joseph Vß. Knowland.Vgrand president,
will deliver the address. \u25a0 A
barbecue will follow the exercises.
Funds have been raised to issue a
local weekly. as a daily under the aus
pices of the grand parlor during the
session. It , will be .the official organ.
MAY MUSICAL FESTIVAL
BEGINS IN MODESTO
First Concert, of Series Attended
by 1,500 Persons
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MODESTO, May 6.— Before a brilliant
audience of 1,500 persons from all parts
of Stanislaus county, the first concert
of the May-musical festival was given
this evening and was an unqualified
success.
The program was made up of selec
tions from the best oratorios and the
harmony of the chorus of 250 "voices
and the orchestra of 40 pieces brought
forth storms of applause.
The soloists were Mrs. Lillian Birm
ingham of San Francisco, James 3ieg
ler of Stockton, Carl Anderson of Oak
land. They were received with great
enthusiasm. - : ,
.There will be a niatinee concert to
morrow afternoon and the closing con
cert will be given in the evening, when
selections from the grand operas will
be' given. Solos will be sung by Miss
Dagmar Nielson of Denver, James An
derson of Chicago, Mrs. Lora De Yoe
Brown and Miss Grace Cox of Modesto.
LIBEL SUIT WON BY
THE SACRAMENTO UNION
Jury Rejects' Claim Made by
Rochdale Company's Manager
[Specipl Dispatch to The Call]
. SACRAMENTO. May 6.— The Sacra
mento Union won today in the $50,000
libel suit brought agajnst ltby^P. F.
Reed, manager or the Sacramento
Rochdale company. The jury' deliber
ated long enough to:take a ballot, then
brought in a verdict in -favor of the
defendant. The suit against the Union
has been on trial for a week. It was
brought about by the publication of
internal troubles in the directorate of
the Rochdale company and a charge of
mismanagement.
EVERY form of strenuous sport, a race in S^gpy, .
i .motor boats down the bay, a Marathon on "^^S^ll^——^^
land, a hundred] yard dash down a cindered r^SMß*^*' " J ' x
path, all quickly prove that the man who has *^^S^>
trained properly will win The most r*^fe
important part of training is proper diet, food and T^^^^^
drink which will give strength and nerve power^ * :r=== ?* s:i si^gKr
That explains the popularity of v ' __^35^"
among athletes. Now if strong husky young men s^^^^^-n
find more nourishment and strength as well as 6 " -^>^Z.-#-'£Pl
exquisite deliciousness in Ghirardelli's Cocoa
: than in any other beverage, does it not occur to -H^
you that it might aid you too in attaining that i»^^^^JsE^^
proper physical "condition" which is the. basis ®^^^^"^^^ffi
OhirardelliV.Cpcoa is so wonderfully
nutritious because it is made from the best cocoa KS%^^43fefi
beans, the kind that contains more nutriment \u25a0 ii^^^®^3^
PLANTERS PLAN TO
FEAST UNDER TREE
Daughters of California Pioneers
Will Give Luncheon Under
Sequoia in Park
'Daughters of California Pioneers
will meet tomorrow to cejebrate the
sixth anniversary of the planting of
their sequoia, which Is- growing on the
site of the old "'49 camp behind -thie
museum in Golden Gate park. At 12
o'clock the daughters and their guests,
among whom will be the park commis
sioners and Superintendent John Mc-
Laren, will gather for a basket lunch
eon beneath the tree. .
They will meet at 11 o'clock in the
museum, where the collection of an
cient documents, presented by them to
the park commission, among which are
the famous Jacob Leese Spanish papers,
will be exhibited. This will be the
first exhibition of the collection in its
entirety.
There will be impromptu addresses
by those present. Mrs. James J. Don
nelly and Mrs. Walter A. Scott are at
the head of the committee which has
charge of the celebration.
A\'JVITAI, MEMORIAL. SKJIVICE
The Association of" Pioneer Women
of California held its annual memorial
service yesterday afternpon at Pipneer
hall, papers for the three members who
died within the year being read as
follows: Mrs. Ellen A. Bagley, by Mrs.
Emma Hyman; Mrs.- Virginia Ruby In
gram, by Miss Ellen Dolliver, and Mrs.
Ellen Yount McMahan by Mrs. Kath
leen Byrne.
Mrs. North- Whitcomb read a paper
on Pioneer \ women who have passed
away in former years. Mrs. Emil
Blankenburg and Miss Mabel Gordon
sang several dneta and other appro
priate music wus sung by Miss Irene
Meussdorfer, accompanied by Miss
Bessie Huyck.
The program was in charge of Mrs.
Emma Hyman and the president. Mrs.
Mary Pendergast. was in the chair.
WOMAN FATALLY HURT
IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
Mrs. Frank Adams of Gridley Is
Hurled From Buggy
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
GRIDLEY. May S.-Mn>. Frank Ad
ams lies dangerously ill at her home as
a result of being thrown from a buggy
in a runaway yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
Adams was thrown against a telephone
pole and. her skull was fractured and
she received other injuries. It is not
believed she wijl survive
MISSION WORKERS ASK
BUSINESSMEN TO AID
Meeting Held in Stockton to
Show Good Accomplished
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, May «— Steps to Interest
businessmen in missionary work were
taken last night at a banquet held in
the Y. ,M. C. A. auditorium, which was
attended by 130 prominent persons.
Rev. L. S. Woodruff of the United
Brethren church of this city presided.
He said that the meeting was one of
75 held in various cities of the United
States , to interest businessmen and
church people in missionary work, by
showing the great good accomplished.
Bishop William Hall Moreland of Sac
ramento, Rev. George A. Miller of San
Jose and Superior Judge C. W. Norton
also spoke. Music was rendered by the
Y. M. C. A. orchestra.
PREACHER ON TOUR
DOES PLASTERING
J.*W. Van Kirk Makes Second
Trip Around World and
Urges Brotherhood
.J. W. Van Kirk, the Methodist Epia
copal minteter who visited this city
four years ago on a tour of the world,
and, while preaching humanity and the
brotherhood of men worked at his
trade as plasterer, is now here on his
second trip with the same purpose.
He has received commendation from
the heads of many of the churches.
President Taft. the representatives of
the foreign powers at Washington and
many other persons equally prominent
in the public eye.
Van Kirk, who haila from* Youngs
towp. 0.. will be in this city until May
24 and will speak at various places,
preaching his gospel. "That the world
is a neighborhood, let us make it a
brotherhood." He expects to hold sev
eral parades and ring his bell of fra
ternity, the complement of tho liberty
bell, while bearing banners proclaim
ing his mission.- Hia present campaign
started in Philadelphia in Independence
square. September 9. He has since
preached in nearly all of the larger
cities of the states on his trip around
the world.
His headquarters while in this city
will be the Turpin hotel, and he has
made arrangements to ap.eak at vari
ous places here and in Berkeley. Since
his former visit he has written a book
entitled "The Call of the Century."
which- is a general discussion of broth
erhood, woven into his journeying.-*.
He has also published a "Declaration
of Interdependence," which is a proc
lamation of altruistic Uieas applied to
the fraternal questions of the day.
MRS. EDWARD P. COYNE
DIVORCES TURFMAN
Desertion Five Months After
Marriage Admitted
RE2s*O, May 6. — Mary Gatins Coyne,
wife of Edward P. Coyne, prominent
turfman and jurist of New York, and
daughter of J. F. Gatins. who was in
dicted by the federal grand jury in
connection* with "bucket shop" raids.
was today granted a divorce on the
ground of desertion.
Judge Coyne did not contest the
suit, although he tiled an answer ad
mitting the allegations of the com
plaint.
Mrs. Coyne stated that her husband
deserted her in New York December
IS. 1308. ttve months after their
marriage.
SAN FRANCISCANS GET
CONTRACT FOR HIGHWAY
Supervisors Supply Rock and
Thus Reduce Expense
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, May «.— Upon recommend
ation of the highway commission the
supervisors have awarded the contract
for delivering, hauling and spreading
macadam on the Acampo-Lockeford
road to Cotton Brothers of San Fran
cisco. The firm's bid wa3 JI.S3 a ton.
There are to be 15,000 tons provided.
The contract on the Lodi-Woodbrldge
road was awarded Cy Morein?. The
section of roadway is 1.67 miles lons
and the contract price $1.93 a ton.
The commission furnishes the rock
and by so doing saves 20 cents a ton on
Cotton Brothers* bid and 15 on ilore-
Ing's.
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