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GREAT PICTURE
OFTEN CHANGED
BY STANFORD
Artist Hill's Heart AlmdSi
Broken When Senator Re*
pudiated Contract
• -
Durant, Colton and McCrellish
Among Men Cut Out of the
Famous Painting
direct Hill to decapitate some too
prominent rival and on the shoulders of
the figure to place tke_J)ead of a man
better favored by the railroad mil
lionaire. After years of procrastina
tion Stanford died and the picture was
left on Hill's hands. He tried to collect
from Mrs. Stanford, but the obligation
was not considered by the trustees of
tlie estate.
Tries to Sell Painting
Now Robert R. Hill is seeking to
arouse public interest in the picture to
such an extent that the people will sub
scribe ?3 5.000 to purchase the picture
from the lieirs and present it to the city
as a reminder of the historical event
when the Atlantic and Pacific were
linked by railroad.
In beginning his story of the paint
ing Thomas Hill wrote:
"About the year 1875 I was invited
by Governor Stanford, throujrh an
agent, to call on him. as he wished to
see me on business. I took the earliest
opportunity Rnd was cordially received
by Mr. Stanford in his private office.
'"He said that he had a great desire
to see a. grand historical painting of
the driving: of the last spike connecting
the Union and Central Pacific railroads
and did I think I could paint such a
picture with portraits of all the promi
nent characters present on that occa
sion? After a good deal of talk, in
which the whole scene was laid out
graphically before me, even to the
minor details and the naming of most
of the characters to be represented, It
was agreed that I should paint the
picture under his direction. Mr. Stan
ford gave me the names of three gentle
men, who. he assured me. could give
me, in addition to his own. all the
information I would need. He named
Stephen T. Gage, Black Ryan and Doc
tor Stillman."
No Agreement on Cost •
Hill stated that there was no agree
ment made on the subject of the cost of
the painting, but that the price had
been discussed and he had told Gover
nor Stanford that it would not exceed
J25.000. The picture was to be 8 feet
by 12 feet. Then Stanford was Hill's
'"liberal patron." The . painter sold a
Tosemite picture and a picture of Dor
mer lake to the millionaire for $11,000.
Stanford had had unsatisfactory deal
ing* with other artists. Hill says:
"About this time Mr. Stanford had
his suit with the artist. Story, a
sculptor, who was making ] drawings
for statuary-, allegorlcally treated," In
which Mr. Stanford was represented
"coming out of the clouds on,a locbpao
tive. and in many other godlike, at
titudes figurative of the life and do
ings of the governor. I was invited
to call on him as he wished my -judg
ment on these curlou* productions.
So in company with Dr.. Stillman I
obeyed the summons. When asked my
opinion of the works I spoke in praise
of their execution, but thougbt,-as any
sensible person would, that they were
in bad taste. Dr. Stillman advised the
governor, as he afterward told me, not
only to drop the sculptor, but my spike
driving picture."
ORDER IS COUNTERMANDED
A few days later, the narrative runs.
Hill met Stanford on the street, and
Stanford, wrote HID. said "he must
countermand the order for the' spike |
picture, as he feared that his friends
and the public would think him ego
tistical if- he had anything, to do with
such a work, and thought. I had better
jrive it lip." Hill was loath to give
up the subject, so Stanford, he quoted, '\u25a0
fcaid to him, ""'I think as you do, Mr. j
Hill, that the picture ought to be
painted, so you can have it under
stood that you paint on your/ own
responsibility, but when It is completed
see me first." These were his exact
words, but the expression on his face !
told volumes to encourage me." added !
the painter. "Thinking that I 'was •
serving my generous patron, I caused
It to be reported as he wished."
Stanford's desire for pre-eminence in
th*v picture is well shown by Hill, who
consulted frequentlj r with his "gener-"
ous patron." "To prove still further
that he had not relinquished his inter
est," Hill wrote, "•he would dictate with
enthusiasm, even to severity. For in
stance I was asking some questions in
regard to Durant (of the Union Paci
fic), who occupieJ the second position, j
fo was placed by the side of Stanford,
both having a hammer. 1 was informed
that Durant drove the silver spike, so
placed him in his true position. Stan- !
ford objected to the arrangement and
remarked in expressive language, "No
body has a hammer but me; you have j
given him too important -a place.' ,- ;
"At another time I spoke of having '
placed MeCrellish, editor ©f the AKa
California, in a good position on the
left of the picture, apparently in con
versation with Stephen T. Gage. His
eyes flashed at the sounJ of the edi
tor's name and said excitedly, 'Have
you got that man In?' I told him that
I believed he was present on the -oc
casion and It would not be well for me
if I should leave him out for being the
editor of a paper he would annihilate
me. His aji*we.r was in just- these
•words: 'I will annihilate you if he is
in.* " *^-"' '\u25a0
McCBELLISH, CUT OUT
Stanford then enlightened Hill on
the "enmity" McCrellish bor? the gov
ernor and the railroad. Stanford's
brother, A. P. Stanford, was put In
McCrelllsh's place. "Many of his (Stan
ford's) friends not present on the oc
casion he ordered painted In the group*,"
wrote Hill. ."which proved to me that
he was arranging a picture for himself,
and one which . he' must have known
nobody else would want or buy."
V.'hen Stanford first saw the finished
picture he had many compliments for
ih<» artist on the realism of his work,
and also many changes to suggest; Of
these Hill wrote:
: VHe (.Stanford) next commenced to
analyze its details* and immediately
discovered that I had two men with'
hammers. Xot knowing whom to place
in so important a position, I had not
acted, upon a former direction 'that
nobody but himself must have a, ham
mer/ I asked Mr. Stanford' whom I
should put in the place of Mr. Durant.
He said,' "You must make that Mr.
Rtrowbridge.' 'Where shall. l place Mr.
Durant, slrr It is not important,' he
said. 'He was one of the Union Pacific
people/ "I can place him.' I said, 'where
Mrs. Strowbrldge stands.*. Yes,' he said,
'and put her by my side; she deserves
""a first place, for she. has been in the
lead »H the way from Sacramento.'
TOW3TE IS LEFT IX-
Doctors Harkness and Stilltnan were
to be changed. Mr.* To wne he ordered
"GIPSY QUEEN" IS DEAD
FATHER A MILLIONAIRE
{Special Qispctch to The Call ] - ' * J
BALTIMORE, Nov. 13.— Jessie Habcrsham Michcls, ' "gypsy '*
queen," who died yesterday in a- Cincinnati hospital, after giving" birth ;>
to a girl baby, was the daughter of A. W.Habefsham, a. millionaire 'J
broker of this city and a member of one of the oldest families in Mary-. >.
land. She some**time ago married "King" Jorg'as Michel^,^ leader 'of ar~ +
band of gypsies. Surprise was expressed, at .theUime by' society* folk |
that Miss Habersham should give W the luxury, of a beautiful home, to \u2666
take up the uncertain life of a nomad. But Miss. Habersham explained J
it all in a few words. ... >
"I am tired of leading the corseted life, that of a member, of society, f
which, in the end, means but so little; I have made ray choice and I'm I
satisfied with my life." .a.
Mrs. Jessie Habersham Michcls was the great-great-granddaughter*
of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner."" She was >'
the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Marie Lloyd Key, famous beauty of I
the south; grandniece of Roger B. Taney, justice of the federal supreme ;J
court; cousin of Lloyd Lowndes, former governor of Maryland; great- +
great-grandniece f the first postmaster general of the United States, and \u25a0' f
a niece of a commander in the United States navy. Miss Habersham J
became' a gypsy of her own free will. ; ' t
She left home and was gone four years before her father heard I
from her, although he had searched the country. She then wrote she 4
was the gypsy king's wife and loved the gypsy life. ';,.-$
taken out. I pleaded for Mr. Towne, as
he had taken such an interest in my
work and, being- such a prominent rail
roadman, I thought, he would give more
tone than a stranger. He finally con
sented to his being placed by the side
of Colonel Gray, who was in theback
ground. His eye caught the figure of
David Colton. His eye caught the
figure •of \u25a0 David Colton. He said: 'I
don't want that man in; he has no
business there, as he was not connected
with the road at the time." 'Whom
shall I put in his place? It Is a very
for some time, he said: 'You can put
Senator Sargent there.' • All these
changes were noted down, and many
others, until very few of the foreground
figures were left uncharged."
Persons came to Hill while he was
painting the picture and asked to be
placed in the picture and showed their
chagrin when relegated to the rear.
Stanford sent men by the score to pose
for the picture.
"Two or three commissioners had to
be brought from Nevada. One of the
gentleman showed me his pass, which
I believed read for 10 days. I could
name a. dozen others who came with
an order from Mr. Stanford to find
places for them. In order to do so. I
was compelled to put them over some
Union Pacific man or Californian that
was out of favor."
CROCKER OFFESDED,
It was an exciting moment % when
Charles Crocker first saw the picture.
Hill wrote: " 'What nonesense is that?'
said he, when his eye got fairly rested
upon the picture, I explained the whole
business to him, and spoke of the im
portance" of his giving me a. sitting to
perfect his likeness. He was too mad
a man at" something to even give me
a civil' answer. He , asked if. Mr: Stan
ford ordered it. I told hib he did,
and had directed Its general arrange
ment from the beginning. He evident
ly was greatly offended at, something
and left me with malice in his eye."
After that the spirit of Stanford
changed toward Hill. He had promised
the painter a $5,000 advance on the pic
ture at once, but when Hill called at
the office he would not see the rail
road millionaire. After four days,
wrote Hill, "my noble and kindhearted
patron sent me word by some one of
his pampered menials 'that he did not
wish to buy any more pictures.' "
«LEFT IjIIyE A CUR"
Hill's broken fortune following this
repudiation is patheticreading. He
wrote: "'With all this my faith was
not entirely shaken until I heard of
his sudden departure for Europe. There
are not many men situated as I was
who could have escaped the asylum at
Stockton. Though I was $10,000 in
debt on account of the picture, this I
could have got over, but to be left
like a cur dog by my , 'friend.' as I
supposed, was incomprehensible and
humiliating. If I could have known the
cause! What had I done? His treat
ment so preyed upon my mind that my
friends had grave fears for me."
The painter said that he would not
prosecute Stanford for the debt on ac
count of his previous generosity. "But
lie called on Stanford frequently, and
Stanford always evaded the subject of
purchase, but spoke in such a way as
to give the painter hope that he would
yet be compensated for the picture.
Four Club California
League Planned
CHICAGO. Nov. 13. — One hundred
cases are on the calendar for adjudica
tion by the, national' board of arbitra
tion of the national association of pro
fessional baseball leagues, which con
venes at .the Auditorium hotel tomor
row for the annual meeting of the as
sociation. 'Included in -the list are ap
plications for territory. for several new
leagues, and. three protests, on which
the pennant awards in as many leagues
depend.' - ' *
California will apply for a franchise
to embrace San Jose, Stockton. Valle, jo"
and Oakland, and Idaho and Montana
will ask permission- to : estblish the
Union association,. with .clubs <in Salt
Lake City, Boise. Twin Falls. Ogden,
Helena, Butte, Great Falls and Mis
soula. n. v , . \u25a0> '
The board will thresh out the dispute
b»twe«n Vancouver and Spokane over a
game, won. by- Spokane: Upon this de
cision' the pennant in the Northwestern
league .hangs. - , ' .' .
The most important matter to be con
sidered in the annual meeting is that
of the classification of all the minor
leagues of the United »*State's, Canada
and Mexico. A number of minor leagues
are clamoring for classification in the
higher grades.
PLENTY OF COAL FOUND
«, IN THE PHILIPPINES
Lieutenant Bowdish Says There
Is Enough Fuel for Warships
The United States government- will
be asked to appropriate. $100,000 for,
the development of; coal mines in the
Philippine islands for the use of Amer-,
ican_ transports and battleships in: the
far^ast. in .a : recommendation to. be
submitted to the - war department . by
.First Lieutenant M. B. Bowdish,
Seventh cavalry, 'who arrived from
Manila on the transport , Logan : yester
day. . Lieutenant ; Bowdish has. just
completed" an exhaustive;. study, of the
government coal mine's at Bataaori.'t:/-^
"There is no- reason in 'the 'world
why our government ; should * not; oper
ate- the coal mines at Bataaon," said
Lieutenant Bowdish. V "There is an
abundance of coal'of a very good qual
ity ready to be taken out if ; a; little
development work and equipment -is
invested- in. . One j hundred thousand
dollars .would be ample; to . start pro
duction .. on; a . scale large enough %to
supply the government vessels, -.'arid
do \u25a0 away - witlv-. the' excessive', cost , of
coaling at Honolulu and' along the
Asiatic coa"st." - - . .
THE \u25a0'\u25a0 SAN MONDAY, NOVEMBER : I^ .
COUNT TOISTOY IS
FOUND BY.FAMILY
Cont iuued from P*){e 1
His; present condition of mind Is not
altogether unexpected by those .who
have been in touch with his domestic
life. The last time I met the' count we
walked through the woods on his es
tates and, while he displayed his usual
mental vigor, his interest in the world's
events and his own work, he betrayed
a marked irritibllity. To contemplate
the man. from the inner circle of his
own home, .he; presents now a very
tragic spectacl%. While the world has
acclaimed *,hlm as] a giant, a
philosopher and great ' student* of so
ciology,- his domestic life , has been
filled with disappointments — at times
bitterness." '
SON* CHANGED HIS LIFE
Perhaps the greatest disappointment
to overtake Tolstoy's advancing years
is the conduct of his youngest son, Evan
Tolstoy,, a 'prolific contributor to the
proimperialistic publication, "Nova
Vremja",of St. Petersburg. Speaking of
this Maridelkern said:
"Evan first offended the count by
going' to the front with the Imperial
forces in the Russian-Japanese war.
The father expressed his disapproval of
this, but the son took arms against the
czar's foes and permanently estranged
himself from the old man's affections.
After having written "War and Peace,"
he was on a number of occasions criti
cized for permitting Evan to enlist, and
while he felt it keenly he took ogcas
sion to explain the situation only to his
closest associates. When the son re
turned to the castle he was never ad
dressed by the father again. Of course"
this had its effect upon the domestic
tranquility. " - - . '- "
IS VERY ECCENTRIC
"Shortly after- the war Evan took to
literary work, and joined the staff of
the 'Nova Vrcmja,' a strong champion
of the government. This widened the
gulf and was a deep wound to Tolstoy.
"While the members of the family
dine with the usual service found at
all ducal estates, Tolstoy has for years
declined to eat with the countess, his
sons and daughters. He insists on be
ing served by her alone and will have
no' linens on the table. This eccen
tricity has become more pronounced
and lately has been made burdensome
on the countess by a disposition to find
fault. The children are devoted to the
mother, one of the sons, after a short
passage of words between the two, ex
cwaiming to me, afterward, 'And to
think, she made him what he is.'
COUNTESS WRITING BIOGRAPHY
"Leovit Andreef, the author, visited
him recently, and I met him just before
leaving Russia after he had been to
Yasnaya Poliano/ At that time he re
marked on the evident • failing- health
of- the count.* Tolstoy, early in his
career, did not regard Andreef as a
writer of much depth, but later the
two became very -friendly, Tolstoy ac
cepting many of the views of the man
who wrote 'The. Man Who Laughs.'
Countess Tolstoy has been writing a
biography. On my last visit she said.
'I am writing my biography, which
will be published after I die. Then the
world will learn something about my
self : and my husband heretofore un
known.' She has, been, .the business
head of his affairs for years and his
financial success has been attributed to
her wise management. V
— "His present, conduct is not to be
unlooked for. '. He has been a severe
trial" on those 'who had to be con
stantly in his society, and there has
been an indication for some time that
his mental power was failing. .Sofixed
have become his ideas of society that
of times he is sarcastic, almost vitriolic,
in his remarks. He asked me If I; was
going to rislt the czar, and I told him
that before leaving St. Petersburg I
might. 'Why don't you visit his valet?'
asked he.- 'He knows more of Russia,
her. people and her problems than the
czar. Nicholas is not allowed to read
or come in contact with the problems
of his empire. Of what interest can
the czar be to any one?" ;..' /
Interested in America ...-,
That Tolstoy- was deeply interested
in American; politics ie evidenced in his
comment on Roosevelt. ; .
"He could >not. understand why , the
people of .the United States .followed
Roosevelt 'after* he had left Washing
ton. Theman is a menace to the coun
try.' said he. 'Roosevelt has the im
perialistic idea. He constantly, draws
attention, to his. personality and plays
to the, mob. He seems ;to delight in
dictating. That is "not. republican. The
.United , States has , its constitution and
its. house of common-assemblage. .The
people will work out their own distinies
there.':-, :.' ': "/ :*.: *. "-• \u25a0-....* -'\. '-.'.- ; ,\: ; ':"> '
"He felt,' In his, later years, that the
Russian * people 1 were '. not ready.: for; a
republic. Speaking . of this,;, he • said:
'We want a;. benevolent^ despotism^ in
Russia until the people .understand and
become educated "toi self-government.
They are r not ready i now.','-' V,
VERY SWEET TOOTH HAD
THE OLD TIM E BRITONS
Old time inhabitants of England had
a decidedly"- sweeter.-^ tooth% than' most
moderns "- have; -',"-. In Tudor; days ;it was
the 'general' practice to pour, honey over
the meat, and'honeyjor;sugariwas)used
An so :rnany ;7 diihes V( to r say>: nothing] of
being mingled. with the- wine) that' it; is
on record; that ;the! teeth of most people
were'iblack 'i in :- consequence^ g* Most \of
the. oldi, dishes Jwouldvbe^ too > rich Up-
dajv f or** oysters % were f; stewed jin .wine,
pigeons \u25a0'!!•, stuffed: rlwith
Jgrapcs'; boiled *:lnHbutter; and mutton
.was -scuffed* with -'oysters, v\u0084, .- v
STEAMERS COMING
FOR COAST TRADE
Twin Flyers of Independent Line
<•; to Be Placed on Run to
Los' Angeles
Freight of American Express
, Will Probably Be Carried
tpThisCity
- . . .•. • '.- - .- : . - •
; Announcement was made yesterday
that the Pacific navigation company,
acting-^ as an ..independent' line, would
begin its schedule of coastwise traffic
with the twin flyers Yale and Harvard
on about December 15. Thomas B. Mc-
Govern^ treasurer of the company, is
stayin^at the St. FrancisiHe said last
night that" the new company had. no
affiliation with either the Hills, the
Western Pacific or the Harriman sys
tem. .-- i \u0084-' -.. T .\u25a0 . -' :'". :\u25a0 ' ' '
The company that purchased the two
fast oil, burners is | headed by Bennett
& iGoodall. Referring to the reports
that a contract. had been entered .iifto
with" the American express company to
carry its freight between Los Angeles
and this city, Captain Goodall remarked
that, such an. agreement would very
likely be made. . . " : '
COMING TO THE COAST
i". The Yale and the* Harvard have been j
plying: between New York and Boston j
under .the; direction of the Metropolis
tan steamship company. It was an
nounced last September that instead
of tying up for the winter they would
come to the Pacific coast. They are
turbine driven and burn oil. Both are
triple screw, double deck steamers built
of steel with double hulls. They are
409 feet long, 61 feet in beam and they
have accommodations for 750 passen
gers, each, besides carrying 600 tons
express freight They are the fastest
steamships" in the coastwise trade and
make 21 knots.
"We expect to begin our service on
or about December "ls," McGovern said.
"The ships are now, at Montevideo and
are . due at San Pedro December 10.
We will cut off about eight hours from
the time made by the Pacific Coast
steamship company's ships. ''. \u25a0 '.'\u25a0'\u25a0
ISDEPEXDEXT ' COMPANY '
"We are an independent company^ I
know. that there have been many re
ports that have linked us with various
big transportation companies, but. teh'y.
are erroneous. We have- no affiliations
with either the Hills, the Western Pa
cific- or the Harriman lines, j We -are
simply, in the business for ourselves;
the Pacific navigation company.'Yand
see a field here. We will be active
competitors and expect to get the busi
ness."
Captain Harry Goodall. expects to
spend most of his time at San Pedro,
taking active charge of the interests
of the company.
. The Ameriqan express company, with
which Goodall says an arrangement
will very likely be made, does not come
into San Francisco as yet. It comes
as far as Ogden and then operates to
Portland. .It goes into Los 'Angeles Via
tho San Pedro, Los Angeles arid Salt
Lake railroad. / James F. Fargo, the
vice president of the company/was in
this city and Angeles, recently on
a" tour of inspection. ' >
REV. J. W. GRESHAM
RESIGNS CHARGE
Dean of Grace Episcopal Cathe
dral Seeks Change for Ben=
efit of Health
Finding after a stay of six months
that the climate of San Francisco was
not congenial to his health, the Rev.
J. Wilmer Gresham, dean of Grace. Epis
copal cathedral and a noted writer on
religious topics, has sent in his resig
nation to Bishop Nichols and will're
turn to his old "position as rector of
Trinity parish of San Jose, which h s e
left to take up work at the cathedral
here. / . . . :,
The resignation has not been acted
upon. As dean of the cathedral it was
part of his duties to deliver sermons
at many of the churches in the diocese
and his popularity in church circles
made an unusual demand on his serv
ices. He discovered. his throat was af
fected, and, on being warned by. his
physicians that it would be' injured
permanently unless he sought another
climate, decided to return to his for
mer pastorate. : iHe was actuated in
this action by the realization that the
work of building the new cathedral
and bringing it back to its old time
standing in thl community would re-,
quire the attention of a man In perfect
health. ' ' . ' :
Gresham took the place* of Doctor
Evans. Though a young man he has,
won a high place in Episcopalian: cir- 1
cles of the country, arid because of his
ability and eloquence he ; was chosen
by the -bishop to take charge- of the
difficult task aof reorganizing:; .the
cathedral. Apart; from his regular
church duties he has. devoted much of
histime to churcli: literature, particu
larly in regard to tlie^praetical applica
tion of Christian ? teachings to condi
tions of .the present- day.
CHESS MATCH ADJOUJINED
i BERLIN, Nov." 13.— The third game of
the chess championship match between
Emanuel Lasker 'of \u25a0 New York and
D. i Janpwski of Paris, continued here
today after an' adjournment yesterday,
was further adjourned after 60 moves.
The j game will be continued." Tuesday.
Thef score stands:; Lasker, 1 ; drawn, 1 ;
adjourned^!. ']':' , O A
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TAFT AND DIAZ TRY
TO PREVENT CLASH
Friendship of Presidents Strong
v Factor in Settlement of
Difficulties
Secretary Knox Seeks to Pre»
vent Offences Against Mcx»
icans in Southwest
Continued • from • Pajre ,1
in the business district and in the
American residence section. '»
Dispatches from Guadalajara today
reported no violence last night. A
; proclamation that any gathering of five
or more persons in the streets would
be dispersed by the police had a quiet
effect on the students and the vicious
element, and no disturbance was at
tempted." .
Federal and state cavalry patroled
the streets throughout the night.
Consul Fears a Lynching
' KANSAS CITY, Nov. 13.— Leon
Gomez, the Mexican Consul here, to
whom was referred the killing of Chief
of Police Temple of Anadarke, Okla.,
by a Mexican, said late tonight:
"There are thousands and thousands
of Mexicans and it would beeasy to
make a mistake and lynch an innocent
man. I did not receive the order from
Ambassador do la Barra until 7 o'clock
tonight, and have had no time to make
an investigation.
"I do not even know the name of the
man who killed the officer. I shall
proceed in' the matter immediately."
AUTHOR LECTURES
TO SUFFRAGISTS
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author,
gave a lecture on woman suffrage in
the .ball ronv of the Palace hotel last
night under the auspices of the~"*Equal
Suffrage club .of. 'California. "She will
speak at Stanford university today.
WOMAN RACES IN VAIN
GRIM REAPER
Mrs. Sarah A. Ward Dies on the
"Train Near Reno
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
. RENO, Nev., Nov. 13. — Vain were the
efforts of Mrs. Sarah A. Ward of Oak
Park, Cal., In her race against death,
for while speeding across the continent
bound for Rochester with the intention
of there placing herself in the hands of
specialists she suffered a relapse, and
though oxygen was administered in an
effort to keep her alive till the jour
ney's end, the endeavors were useless
and she expired on the train Just be
fore it reached Reno this evening.
Mrs. Ward,. who was 71 years of age,
was accompanied by her son, Dr. J. • M.
Ward of . Oak Park. She had been op
erated.on for cancer by specialists at
Rochester a short while ago, btu on
returning home it was found that a sec
ond operation would be neecssary.
Shortly after her, son placed her on the
train she began to fail. 'He worked
over, her constantly, administering ogy
gen, hoping r to prolong life until the
specialists could take charge of her
again.
' Mrs. Ward is well known in' Califo
rnia and has lived with- her son. Dr. J.
M. Ward, at Oak Park for many years.
She has another son, also physicin, Dr.
M. B. Ward, who lives at Arbuckle, Cal.
WAGERS ADD WORDS
TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Words have been added to the Eng
lish language as the result of wagers.
The third Lord Spencer bet that by
cutting off the tail part of his,over
coat he could bring into fashion .over
coats so short that the skirts of the
undercoat would show beneath. He
won his wager and "spencer" became
the name, both of that garment and of
the feminine one afterward constructed
in its likeness.
JEWISH HOSPITAL MEETING — Richmond,
Va.. Xot. • 13.- — The tenth annual meetlnß of
' the board of directors of the national Jewish,
hospital for consumptives at Denver \jras held
here today. President Crabfeldor of Louisville
; presidlDjr. Reports showed that of 253 patients
who were trented at the Institution last year
only, four died.
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I Vote To-morrow on the
I Charter
I Amendments
I Protect Your City, Insure Employ-
j ment for Labor and Save $1,500,000
I 111 A C4.ySLV.O»
I After a most careful study of the proposed
1 amendments, the following recommendations __.
fa have been made by the joint '
I "Get Together" Committee on Charter
I Amendments, Composed of Delegates From
I the Merchants' Association, San Francisco
I Real Estate Board, Downtown Association;
I Civic League of Improvement Clubs and
I Associations of San Francisco.
I Take This Ust With Youtorthc Polling Booth
S Charter Charter
B . Amend- Amend-
p| ment No. Vote ment No. . Vote
101 0 1 for ix 20 against 1 i
2 AGAINST |X 21 AGAINST !X
"j AGAINST I X 22 AGAINST : I X
I 4 AGAINST !X 9Q AGAINST | X
I g AGAINST |X 24 AGAINSTiX
I g AGAINST I X 25 AGAINST IX
I j fob ix 27! FOR |x k -
\ g FOR 'X 28' FOR '^
I 0 FOR |X 9Q FOR IX
I iq for ix 30! AGAINST ' x
111 FOR |X 31 AGAINST |X
1 2 FOR |X 32 AGAINST | X
1 3 AGAINST I X 33 ! AGAINST | X
'^1 FOR |X 34 AGAINST I X
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I |J FOR |X 371^AGAINST |X
1 IE AGAINST |X *\Q AGAINST jX
I "jD AGAINST I X 33 AGAINST |X
I THE ABOVE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE
I APPROVED BY THE
Merchants 7 Association of San
I Francisco
8 San Francisco Real Estate Board
I Downtown Association
I Civic League of Improvement Clubs
1 and Associations of San Francisco
Br Except that the Civic League approved No. 6 and No. 22 by a small
B* majority votel
I The Civic League Is Composed of Representatives of
I the Following Improvement and Mercantile Organi-
1 zations:
H Arguella Bonlerard Imp. Club.~ Vorth Beach Improvement Club.
H Bay Shore Dl«t. Imp. Clnb. Pacific Height* Improvement Aas'n.
II Bay View Improvement Association. Park Richmond Improvement Club.
§3 CMtra l MlMlon and Hayes Valley Parkslde Improvement Club.
H Imp. Clnb. Panhandle Improvement Club.
I) City Front Federation. . Peralta Heights and Vicinity Imp.
H Coso Aye. Imp. Clnb. Club.
§9 Devlsader© Street Imp. Association. P«lk Street District Aansclatlon.
H- Diamond and 2Sth Street Imp. Clnb. Point Lobon Improvement Clnb.
H Dolores Street imp. Association. Potrero Commercial and Mfsrs.*
H Dotvntovrn Association. , * Ass'n.
M Draymen's Association. Retail Frnit Dealers' Association.
B East End District Imp. Clnb. Richmond Central Imp. Clnb.
M Enreka' 1 Valley. lmp. Ass'n. Richmond Heights Imp. Clnb.
1 Federation o* Western Imp. Clnbs. San Francisco Hay Association.
E Perry District Imp. Ass'n. San Francisco Church Federation.
H triilniore Street Imp. Ass'n. Sixth Street Improvement Ass*n.
Pi ; rnVirth Street Imp. Club. Sonth of .lr^arket Street Imp. dub.
H - orr street and Pt. Lobos Aye. Street Repair Association.
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U '"' Glen ParU Imp.' Club. Sunset District Improvement Clnb.
X! Golden Gate Aye. Imp. Clnb. Sntro Helchts Improvement Club.
H Green Valley Imp. Club: >^ f gutter Street -property Owners'
El Halsbt 'and " Ashbury District Imp. Imp. A»«oeiatlon.
B Club. - Tvrin Peaks Improvement Clnb.
B Haye» Valley Imp. Ass'n. Upper Sunset Improvement Clab.
8 : Home Improvement Clnb. j Upper Market 'St. Imp. Clnb.
M \u25a0 Ingleside Improvement Clnb. \ WesfEnd-Betterment Club.
B *'jj o ,d mn Park Improvement Club. West End Improvement Clab.
m Kearn y Street Improvement Club. West of Castro Street Imp. Club.
§1 \u0084 c Street ilmp. Clnb. West of Powell Street Property
B 'District] Imp. Club. 'Owners' Association.
g. oe Valley : . lmprovement ;'A«a'«v \u0084. West - Richmond . Betterment Imp.
S North "Stockton -: and ? Xorth Clnb.
Beach 3lerehants* Association. Western Addition Imp. Clnb.
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