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HEAVY BUSINESS
CUTS PROFIT OF
RAILROAD LINE
Milwaukee Official Says That
Expenses Grow Faster
Than Income
Commissioner Declares That
Shippers Must Not Be Asked j
to Cure Trouble
CHICAGO. Sept. 22. — Railroads must
adjust their economical difficulties by
some other means than by asking sb^ip-
to contribute the funds therefor,
i:i the opinion of Interstate Commerce
Commissioner I^ane. as expressed dur
ing the hearing today. J
Railroad officers and / attorneys
!»ouffht to learn if the commissioner
implied that there must be readjust
ment of the method of financing the
bi? carrier systems, but Lane ignored
the'r efforts.
William M. Ellis, commerce counsel
for the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
railroad, testified that liis company was
suffcrins: from too much business, that
the increase had meant an increase in
\hr unit of cost, which grrew faster than
the unit of income, thereby threaten
ing the yearly surplus of earnings
above payment of dividends and cost
of operation and of maintenance.
31 EX ACE TO THE COUNTRY
\u25a0 Commissioner Lane then said:"
As the country develops there
will be more and more freight de
livered to you. ami as conditions
are now th<> rates constantly must
He increased according to officials.
I arirue it as a menace tQ the coun
try if the rates constantly are to
be increased. We must work out
this problem on lines other than by
the proposed method of raising the
tariff?. If not. there is no time
when we can say the maximum has
'>«?en reached. -
This unexpected development in the
rate hearing came as a result of the
inquiry into the St. Paul's profits, par
ticularly from the public lands ac
quired in recent, years. Ellis denied
the commissioner's suggestion that the
roads optimism when it built the trans
continental extension had turned to
pessimism now. He saidf
If it had not been for that road
we would have had nothing from
operation to add to our surplus
last year. That extension added
about $2,500,000 to the surplus in
addition to the $2,559.573 from other
SSS^tML*? tOtal SUrPIUS iS ab ° Ut
If the stops income next year
went to $79,000,000 from this year's
Mj?ures of $64,000,000 the percent
age of profit would be less.
PROFIT O.V COAST DIVISION'
Attorney H. C. L-ust, representing the
Illinois manufacturers. asked: "Mr.
EHHs. you say your gross income last
year "from other sources was $9,000,
000, What are those sources?"
"Chiefly the Puget sound division,"
he answered.
••The St. Paul owns all the- stock,
and in 1954* received $6,000,000 in the
bonds," interrupted Commissioner Lane
again. "Do you mean to say the
Puget sound branch paid all its oper
ating expenses for 10 years and in ad
dition $6,000,000 interest on its capi
talization?"
"Well, that -was interest for a year
and a half. Horrever, it also earned
a surplus of nearly $3,000,000."
Ellis said that the Puget sound di
vision was paid for by a bond issue
nf $100,000,000 sold to stock holders
and that in addition to the surplus a 7
per cent dividend was paid ,on that
issue last year. He then admitted
that if the surplus were added to the
earnings of the St. Paul It "would more
than make up for the added cost of
labor.
SIRPLIS NOT lIEPORTED
"Then." said Lyon. "I would like to
rail the attention of the commission t'
the absolute failure of this company
to include that sum in the surplus
griven in their latest report to the
commission."
Asked by Commissioner Lane what
was the "mysterious cause" of the ap
parent increased cost of operation,
Ellis said:
I'll tell you. Every session of
congress has decreased the earn
ing efficiency of the dollar expend
fil upon labor. Eight hour days,
IS hour telegraphers* limitings,
restrictions 5n regard to the. rest
hour, all these have cut down a
dollar's efficiency. I still say
labor is the big factor in increased
cost.
Previously Elljs had admitted that
his company in the last 10 years had
sold several million dollars' worth
of stock to stock holders at par when
it was quoted in open market at from
5240 down to $lfio, and the stock had
paid 7 per cent dividends.
SON RESENTS ALLEGED
INSULT TO MOTHER
Avenges Matter by Beating
Hay Company's Manager
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
HOLLISTER. Sept. 22.— R. P: Lathrop,
manager of the Lathrop hay compafiy,
received a severe beating here yester
day at the hands of Fred Eastman.
Eastman claims that Lathrop insulted
h's mother at her ranch home. The al
v/Tfed insult occurred several weeks ago
?/Vd young Eastman, smarting under
tne alleged treatment, came to town
yesterday and sought out Lathrop. Sirs.
Eastman is 60 years of age.
Advertising Talks
|l When a man loses anything of value almost the first
IJlfjffs thought is to advertise in the newspapers for its ' recovery.
llljj]l\(^\ Even merchants who will not advertise their stores do this.
They must believe that people read advertisements,
/Jsiisfa—i even small ones in the "lost and found" column, or why
advertise their loss? . . . ' - : . " "y \u25a0
There is no getting around it — advertising is the greatest, most
active power in the world — used right, it will bring to a successful issue
any legitimate ufdertaking . c
Every merchant in San Francisco wants to increase his. business.;
He is here for that purpose. To sell more goods to more people.
There isn't a merchant in this city hut could do more" business, serve
more people, inspire more confidence if he would only put this great power
to work for him — in the right way.
We will be glad to discuss a plan with some alert, ambitious mer-
chants to get the business that is going begging every day right here in
our town.
Phone Kearny 86 and we will call on you with: plans, suggestions,
and a service -of advertising copy that will "do things'* in the way of
waking public interest in you and your store.
September Bride Married
In Church of the Nativity
j Mr. and Mrs. George P. Arnerich. The' bride was Miss Lillie Smith \
RETAIL GROCERS
ELECT OFFICERS
W. H. Postum of Pomona Is
Chosen to Lead State
Association
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[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAX JOSE, Sept 22. — With the elec
tion of officers, the adoption of resolu
tions, the choosing of Stockton as the
next meeting place and a big banquet
at the St. James hotel this evening the
delegates to the annual convention of
the California retail grocers' associa
tion put in a busy day today. The
following officers for the ensuing year
were elected:
President. W. H. Postutn, Pomona: past
president, Ellis Kilcore. Sacramento; first rice
president, George Golder. San Francisco; sec
ond rice president, H. Hauch, Alameda: third
rice president. N*. E. Wilson. Los Angeles;
treasurer. W. J. Hlcker. Petaluma.
Directors — W. A. McDonald, San Francisco;
W. J. Honey. Vallejo; Charles . R. Pearson,
Stockton; F. B. Conley. San Francisco: Ralph
Garlord. Xerads City; A. A. Jost. Sacramento:
J. B. Hopkins. Oakland; Joseph Walsh. Eureka;
D. R. Beardsley, Monterey; Key Donovan, Santa
Bow.
A secretary will be elected tomorrow.
The Panama-Pacific exposition for
San Francisco in 1915 met with the
unanimous indorsement of the conven
tion and a resolution calling on the
state legislature to pass a law requir
ing all stores to close on Sunday was
unanimously passed. A debate on the
subject, "Are buying exchanges neces
sary under present conditions?" was
the feature of the morning session. The
affirmative Bide was handled by J. W.
Sullivan of San Francisco, and the neg
ative by E. S. Hogan of Oakland.
Joseph L. Stultz, a past president,
made an address on the value of the
national association. The association
pledged itself to" favor and - patronize
California products and manufactures.
A movement toward curtailing the ex
tension of credit for more than 30 days
was indorsed. The* establishment of an
Interstate trade commission, whose
powers in regulating trade would be
similar to those of the Interstate com
merce commission in regulating traffic
was recommended in order to prevent
the granting of rebates by manufactur
ers to concerns which operate chains of
stores or cut rate stores. The practice
of having goods introduced by house to
house canvass was condemned and res
olutions of sympathy in the death of
the late past president, George B.
Doyle, were adopted.
ICE CREAM CONE MAKERS
DEFEND ANILINE DYE
Food Inspector Complains That
Product Violates Law
SEATTLE, Sept. 22.— An ice cream
cone manufacturing company of this
city, which makes 90 per cent of. -the
cones eaten in Washington, Oregon,
Idaho, Montana and Utah, and which
is accused by State Food Inspector
William H. Adams of violating the
Washington pure food laws, . made a
statement today saying that' the cones
were dyed with harmless aniline col
ors. The company declared that these
dyes were used by confectioners, dairy
men and other makers of food _in this
and other states, and that their use
does not violate state or national laws.
A crusade against the aniline cones
has been waged in Spokane and. Port
land" recently.
"BEN" GRAY. NEGRO
POLITICIAN, IS DEAD
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SAN' JOSE, Sept. 22.— At a local sana
tprium, after two months', illness,
"Ben" Gray, a colored resident of this
city, passed away. When Charles M.
Shortridge was state senator Gray was
Shortridge's secretary.
THE SAN TOA^
COLOR SCHEME AT
WEDDING IS PINK
Miss Lillie Smith and George
P. Arnerich Plight Troth
in Pretty Ceremony
The marriage of Miss Lillie. Smith
and George P. Arnerich took place
Wednesday evening in the Church of
the Nativity In Fell street. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Francis
Turk. The bride was attired in a gown
of mignonette silk crepe de metier,
with a picture hat to match, and;car
ried a shower bouquet of lilies of the
valley. She was given in marriage by
her brother, J. G. Smith:
The bride was attended by her sister,
Mfss Stella Smith, who wore a gown
of pale pink point d'esprit. The color
scheme in the church dscorations was
pink, and pink was also the color
scheme at the bride's home, where the
wedding breakfast was served. Mat
thew Arnerich attended his cousin as
best man. .
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Mar
guerite Smith and the late Antonio S.
Smith. The couple have gone east on
their wedding journey and during their
visit in Philadelphia will be entertained
by the brother of the bride, D. Smith
and J. Anthony Smith. They will re
turn for a visit here, but will make
their home in Los Angeles.
RAILROADS IN CLASH
OVER RIGHT OF WAY
Two Lines Headed for Summit
Lake Conflict
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
HANFORD, Sept. 22.— The first ac
tual conflict between the Hanford and
Summit Lake railway and the Laton
and Western railroad occurred Tues
day, when the grading crew of the
Hanford line tore out 60 feet of com
pleted road laid by the Laton line 3%
west of Hard wick, 1 where the two
lines are to cross.
This action followed a decision of
the superior court in favor of the Han
ford line for a 60 foot right tof way
across this land. The condemnation
suit went by default. Since then the
Laton and Western has. secured a tem
porary vacation of judgment, pending
filing of an answer to the complaint. (
T"he two lines are both making, for
the Summit Lake country,. the Hanford
and Summit Lake with Hanford as its
main terminal and the Laton and West
ern with Hanford its objective point.
AGED COUPLE BURNED .
TO DEATH IN HOME
Invalid and Wife Trapped by
Flames
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22.— John i and
Annie Morgan, an aged couple living
in' a small isolated * cottage , at 413
North Madison i street, were burned to
death in their home early today \u25a0as a
result of the explosion of an oil stove.
Morgan, who was 56 years old, was
a helpless invalid, unable to leave his
bed. His wife, 50 years old, was wait
ing on him, and It is presumed that
she arose in the night and lighted the
small stove to heat some water,' and
that the- stove exploded. :•\u25a0 ,
< The Mqrgans have a son living in
San' Francisco.
LOCKOUT IS THREATENED
BERLIN METAL WORKERS
Employers' Organization Says
Ship Builders, Must Return
BERLIN, Sept. 22.— The metal work
ing employers* organization rfet today
and voted to lock - out the organized
workmen in the trade-on October 8-un
less the striking ship builders return
to work before that day^ The . organ
ized metal, workers -have; been; making
contributions' to the support of the 'idle
shipmen' 'and today's j action -, was de
signed to Influence the latter to return
to work or lose, one source of financial
assistance. : ;.--'.'" • \u25a0'•\u25a0\u25a0;
ITALIAN HISTORIAN
PRAISES LATE SAVANT
.PARIS, Sept. 22.-^rre Figaro today
prints a; tribute'.to the late Prof. : Wi
lliam James of Harvard university from
the-pen of Guglielmo.^ Ferrers. -f In- the
course of. his article .the 'Italian . his
torian expresses > the VopinionVthaty the
American philosopher's ."prag'matis'm—
a. new name . for' some -old 'ways of
thinking," \u25a0 offers Europe* the ; first , prac
tical ground • f or 4 the conciliation ". of the
"present ..religious, philosophicalvVand
scientific strife. '. \W6m
avidow of baronets
succumbs in Condon
LONDON, '\u25a0' Sept. 22.— Lady' Louise de
Rothschild dUidVtoday. She: was the
widow/; of ?Slr:i Anthony i ; B. :" Rothschild,
first baronet .and 'the .daughter ? of Uhe
late. Abraham. Montefiore. ..,• :\u25a0,."\u25a0. '•
JUHY DISAGKEES— -The* suit \u25a0 for ' ?50,000^ dani
'.'\u25a0 a rpk i brought , by ; Louis H. 5 Barnes , against i the
i ' United 5 Railroads If or ; the ; loss ,of / hl« fcg . in . a
\u25a0 '' streetcar ; accident ",f a iled ; for .; the i second ' time
• yesterday ,* the jury -being unable to ; agree. *•:*
ATASCADERO SCENE
OF FIERCE BATTLE
Thunder of Artillery Shakes
Hills Around Army Man=;
euvering Camp
"Blues" Vanquish "Reds" After
an AH Day Struggle in
" Mock Warfare
CAMP ATASCADERO, ,; Sept. 2 2.— The
thunder of artillery shook. the hills i of
Atascadero today in the most extensive
field maneuver or "battle" yet engaged
in at camp* ' instruction between the
"Blue" and "Red" armies. It will be
eclipsed during the, entire maneuvers
only by tomorrow's operations, in which
the Arizona and' New Mexico 'national
guard will for the first time participate
with the regulars .in -a battle.; ; -'\u25a0',
, The "Blue" army, composed of a ''war
strength" battalion of infantry, two
troops of cavalry and, the machine guns,
was commanded by Major Joseph P."
O'Neil of the Thirtieth infantry, and the
"Reds," also composed of a war
strength battalion of \lnfantry and 12
field guns, were under Captain Traber
Norman;.
BATTLE MODERN STRUGGLE
The> "battle" was conducted ./along
modern miltary lines, the commanders
of the respective '\u25a0 forces remaining a
mile or two in the rear and directing
their commands by means of the, field
telegraph and telephone lines '. which
had been reeled out behind the moving
troops by detachments of the ' signal
corps under Lieutenants Beck and Pros 7
ser. .
As a spectacular "battle" it was a
success, but from a military standpoint
there was considerable criticism as to
the manner in which the troops were
handled, and a division of opinion as
to whether any, part, of the artillery
was silenced by the attack of 'the
"Blue" troops, some of the -observers
declaring that at least six of the guns
were put out of commission by Major
O'Neil's forces and. all the horses and
caissons destroyed by his cavalry. It
was claimed on the other hand that
the machine guns did not get into ac
tion at all. ' < .•; '"':'.'.
General Tasker H. Bliss, commander
in chief, accompanied by Major W. M.
White, \chief of staff, and Assistant
Chief of Staff Captain A. W. Bjornstad,
wa,tched the operations from a hill.
BLUES TRIUMPH
When the bugles sounded the* "recall"
the "Blue" force had swept the "Reds"
back and, supposedly/.at leasfa part of
the three batteries had been silenced.
Today's operations, ' among : other
things, demonstrated that the signal
corps with Its field telegraph and tele
phone lines and wireless outfits will
be a very important branch of the army
in future wars. The signal. corps men,
with reels of light wire strapped to
their breasts and telephone " receivers
to their ears, reeled off the wire as they
moved along directly behind , the \ffrihg
line, transmitting information to head
quarters and receiving orders from the
commander. In, chief and keeping the
latter constantly Informed from all sec
tions of the front of the .constantly
changing., situation. \u25a0
SIGXAIj CORPS PRAISED '
The signal .corps was. highly ' compli
mented Ltor' Its -work ..today. To' make
up two ->ar strength" battalions, -it
was' necessary to take all- the men in
the, Eighth and Thirtieth v lnfantry
regiments arid Several 'companies
from- ; the ! ; Eighteenth. As - three
such battalions, are - necessary to
make a war strength, regiment, army
officers pointed out how few; regiments
of infantry at war strength ; the United
States would have in time ofwar.- v
Under the criticaleyes of Lieutenant
Colonel N. P. Phister and ' Major F. =R.
Day of the Thirtiethjnf antry regulars,'
a . chain of outposts | were i established.
Several times tonight cavalry was sent
out to "sting up", ,the militia outposts.
The guardsmen were on the alert, how
ever, and several sharp little "brushes"
took place in the woods.
General A. S. Brooks, adjutant • gen
eral of New Mexico, .has arrived in
camp, and win watch tomorrow's man
euvers. • .. '. " '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 .--\u25a0\u25a0";\u25a0
CAGED HYENA SLOWLY
I COMMITTING SUICIDE
Gnaws Off Leg' and /Drinks Own
Blood
- WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.-f Persistent
ly gnawing -off its left hind 'leg :and
drinking'its own blood, a spotted hyena
of the brooding, not the laughing'va
riety, is committing* progressive suicide
at -the national zoological garden. '
The F animal, a gift -to the -zoo from
Adam Forepaugh in. ' 1895,^begari the
process-of self-destruction several days
ago, and:. before' its> keepers {could dis
cover.; the , cause ", of : the \u25a0 injuries fit! had
chewed; the flesh -from the paw /to -the
middle -Joint 'of the : leg. , ! Tt •is .now ! In
a* J state *: of physical ,. exhaustion ; and
keepers | at- the zoo ; fear that" it will be
necessary to kill the animal. ;
Dementia is -believed "- to ; have at
tacked the hyena. , v ; ' '[ ,
SON • OF JESSE v JAMES
SUES FOR I:A DIVORCE
Lawyer Offers to Pay Wife $130
7 v-a; Month"; Alimony /
KANSAS ;'; CITY;/; Sept^. 22.— Jesse
James, ;. son of •;* the : famous bandit < ot,
that name, today, filed a suit for divorce
In the circuit court; here. He 'alleged
that his Wife,; Stella M. ; Ja mes.
i n hi s ; office 1 recently, pointed ' a j revolver,
at; him and ; that , last Sunday night' she 1
searched J his 'room In « a local 'hotel. :- *;i
: u ;Mr. and-Mrs. James; were>married.in;
January", -1900, 'T.&nd ; they.: separated :Ta
year ago. 1 They have,; four .children^ *
/ James, , who Is ', a lawyer, in" his ; peti
tion, asked that J. he; be allowed to pay
his wifa $130 a -month 'alimony. •\u25a0;:' v "
One can do more Hard thinking
On a breakfast of . V
Grape-Nuts and cream, ,'*
Than on almost any other food,
Clear thinking and
Physical indurance— '^4
The chief v
For Success-—cpme from 41
•A well-fed jDrain and body. |
••There a Reason •*
Grape-Nuts
INEFFICIENCY TO
COST CITY $19,000
Private Architects Will Do the
Work' on Public Schools
and Reap Fat Fees
Mayor Casts • Onus •on Taylor
Administration, but Fisher
Says Mohr . Is to Blame
Why, three 'firms of architects are to
be ; paid more than $19,000 for superin
tending the construction the Lowell
high and? the"; Marshall^ and Peabody
schools when the -city supports a cost
ly bureau "of /architecture" has caused
some ; inquiry in.' municipal- circles.
Mayor McCarthy -has one explanation
and-. City Architect Fisher another. '*'\u25a0\u25a0
Fisher blames the' inefficiency of his
predecessor, Mohr, and the mayor that
of the former administration. . " Mohr
was one of the McCarthy appointees.
The three private firms which have
been'' engaged by the. administration to
prepare the plans and to put up^the
schools will, get 4 per cent of the /cost
of .construction. , . '* '.; ' >".,
O'Brien "and Werner will get that
percentage on *J.he $340,000 ; job of the
high ; school.' ." C. P. Weeks has - been
employed as : the architect of the Mar
shall school," and Henry 'C. Smith of
the Peabody:^ Each. of these structures
is to cost $68,850. '. -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.
' •' The 'municipal bureau of arfchitecture
will not be concerned with any of them.
: , "My predecessor, Mohr, got things so
tangled that we have not yet straight
ened them out," declared City Architect
Fisher when asked why his department
was relieved of the work. f , -\u25a0> '
"The trouble goes back of that," def
clared the mayor. ."The bureau of arch
itecture under .:;the; last, administration
went nearly the limit in incompetence
and extravagance. The board of works
has called -in these architects to put
up the three schools while the munici
pal bureau Is being brought back to a
state of efficiency. They will be com
pensated, I understand, on \he basis
fixed by the Association of American
Architects." ; . , ; , . :
GRANDPARENTS HOLD
_; : CHILD AS SECURITY
Court Releases It, but Tells the
Mother to Pay /
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( That it is emphatically against the
law to hold a child; as security for'the
debt of the mother ' Judge Mogan. tried
to explain to Mr/and Mrs. John Peter
son in- the habeas *' corpus • proceedings
instituted by their daughter, Mrs. Ida
Plehn yesterday.
The allegation ; of Mrs. Plehn was
that she lived with her parents and
owed them a board bill of $90, but
that fearing it would not be paid they
refused to "give up the custody of-her
daughter. A writ of habeas corpus was
issued by Judge Mogan and when Judge
Mogahdelved into it v turned out that
the grandparents were of the belief
that they were justified in holding the
child as security.
"The child must -be returned to the
mother immediately/ j said the I court,
"and I should \u25a0 advise, the. latter to pay
her .board; bill as soon as possible."
SPIDER, CHAWXS IN EAR— Mrs." Catherine Kas
heTaroff.i22ol Van. Ness : arenue. \u25a0 went to the
central .'emergency (-hospital' late Wednesday
'.: night with a big,- black xpidcr In her ear.
i -which, had caused her jrreat pain. It had
crawled j into her ' ear while she' was asleep.
•'• She was quickly. relieved." »v .".
Take : this Qiair in fumed ''. \!< ?^ : 'sMt -"i^fW
golden I brown— -good : velour "_ v '^r W^ :^oM~'? * :
cushions, such as we' include at r .^A. : '^-v ii^^^^o fc^'^-''
You have an harmonious ef- jBS| 1B Pi W-'-'-^^^^^^^^MlJ^ J"
feet that can not -be bettered if J|fl M m WL^Si^^SfMlS B'f/Si^
you spend twice thirteen-fifty. ||ljP^^^^^-ilffiP 'io
ter the "longer, you use it and iy'v^^^^^^^^^^^|| i |ip^P^'^ f^Ej \
fay $1.50 clown, then $1.00 each week
Sterling terms are'the easiest terms in' all San Francisco. Whether you are buy-
ing a single article or furnishing a twenty-room. house, ; you can not get easier terms or
more liberal treatment than the Sterling; offers, that's sure.
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i#nen jwe speak or KUvjo
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We arenbttalldngabofit a few rugs-^-a- dozen patterns or thereabouts — nor are we praying
that you 'won't .want to buy them when you sec them. • •-"\u25a0\u25a0• '
We are talking about? Rugs by the hundreds
— Rugsofisuch quality; such a^bewildering assortment 'of patterns, such new and up-to-date 'pat.
terhs,:that c you can not help ;being suited.;.,^ ' .
Rugs, ?xl2 feet, $20
vThey arehere to-be soldi—to be /sold at' twenty dollars. :We«are. just as anxious to sell these
\u25a0\u25a0rugs'" at_^s2o, as -j the average dealer .is-to \u25a0sell; i them':at:the J regular price, $27.00.
J :Ffee< delivery with] our own wagons An Oakland and Alameda. Carpeb laid, stoves
WINE MEN OBJECT
TO RECEIVERSHIP
Directors of San Benito Cor
poration Say Court Was
Deceived
Former Manager, Who Objected
to Assessment, Is -Blamed
for Existence of Debts
Declaring that the court was* de
ceived/by. 1 false representations, the
directors' of.; the -San Benito vineyard
corporation, ..for which a receiver was
appointed by - Judge Graham Tuesday,
will take the. first steps today to have
the order set aside.
T The receiver was appointed on the
complaint of CM. Lewis, who until
April 16 was 'manager .of the corpora
tion's plant at Hollister and .who is
one of the stock holdersi ,He alleged
that he*was being: squeezed out by the
other stock holders and that a wrong
ful" assessment of $10, a .share was
about to be made. The methods of the
directors, he said, were wrecking the
concern. ;
The directors, John. Dickinson. Wil
liam Palmtag and Ch. de St. Hubert,
arrived in. San Francisco yesterday and
made plans to fight the appointment.
They declared that the first they knew
of the difficulty was 'when. a. receiver
walked into the plant with an order to
sell. the crop of grapesJ They are rep
resented by Attorney Frank . H. Gould,
who wijl ask Judge .Graham to trans
fer ,the case to the courts, at Hollister.
' "This corporation," said Gould, "Is
engaged in \the wine business. Lewis
until recently was president and man
ager,'but-the others came to the con
clusion that he was overdrawing his
account and mismanaging affairs and
asked for his resignation from both
positions. He complied with the re
quest, but retained his stock.
"It was agreed when he left that
there should be no assessment of stock
for two months, in order to give him
an opportunity to dispose of his shares
without loss. Since then four months
have passed. It is our contention that
the mismanagement of Lewis brought
about certain debts which had to be
met. . " \
"While the concern had its crop of
grapes on hand It would be folly ta
sell it inasmuch as the present market
value would not bring in more than
$2,500. . On the other hand, after the
grapes have been converted into \u25a0wine
the" crop would produce about $35,000.
Lewis, however,- secured an order for
a receiver to sell the crop — and . this
we are trying to prevent."
SOCIETY TURNS OUT AT
• PURE FOOD EXPOSITION
San Jose Show Attracts Many
Smart Set Visitors
[Stitcial Dispatch to The Call]
SAX JOSE, Sept. 22. — Society turned
out in numbers tonight at the second
national pure "food, and" Industrial ex
position being held, in this city. Thou
sands of visitors, including, most of the
grocers in attendance at convention of
the California 'state grocers* and mer
chants* association, filled the Immense
exhibition halls. Mrs. Thomas B. Cator.
'aVwell known local violin artist, as
sisted, in'the program, and a feature of
the-sevening was several selections of
Prof. S. Schalkhammer. The program
also included piano solos by Miss Linda
Zlnk.
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The ideal season
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the Sierra j
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