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FISH TRUST IS
"SUNK-IN THE'
SEA OF JUSTICE
Water Front Buccaneers Plead
for Mercy as Pirate Ship
"Grab" Goes Down h
Eight of the Crew That Sailed
Under Black Flag Con*
.\ „ / less Guilt
Npfi>re* tlie ° j»onate committee, on my
aHi.<;r>, have decided to plead guilty.
,1 have advised them that this is a
practical solution of, the difficulty and
that it. would be far better for them
tljVn to g« to the expense of a pro-
I'raejejj trial. The ; psi,nishment, I plead.
DBght to be govefn'edby the inchoate
\u25a0Jrjca of what \u25a0constitutes the law. At
\u25a0die ttaie the statute was passed there
was a public sentiment against com
l'inat'ir.ns <>f capital. That sentiment
lias passed and aiTother lias taken its
]'!;:i <> f avo ri n g.i=uch. combination "
•'Th*» court,' -is not to .concern itself
xrith thetrend <>f public sentiment," in
terrupted Caiianiss. "I will Jake Into
consideration aaltV t the mitigating cir
buxnstances in pappKng sentence.' I do
not <nrf to. hear any argument rej?ard
,ins: the cooStftutionaSrty of the act.
Thfcj is not tbe pi a cc. for. it. r>o I un
.k-i-f&ml.'vpu t<»'f!iy that ; *>ight men
ivi.-i, t«». Y-le&d. guilty- to % tlje clrarges
B gainst them?"., j ' , s ; «c.« c .
"I do.': rejoined .Madden.'* 0 c °£
•Xov.'l' do eof ' want, any misappre
lirn«on abojit thip matter/'^warned the
rf.urt. .*'"BpforV Yh« pleas of. not guilty
-.irf' withdrawn/I "tire, defend
--jr.Vs.tj.i."th6fbughJy- u'aderst^'nd' the sit
.uatVon.-.' .'l'-u^sli "to 'impress 1 upon them
\u25a0'ijiaV :ihey. .piead." guilty t6 o ",a serious
. .< liVr&Pv • I- . would " likeV fii • liear" them
prtad th'emsC"l.vcs."..":.V .'\u25a0'•' c . '•" °-\ • . '
<HA\!GE^ HIS I»i;E< :«. "c c
•'Tlie •- first' nerne*-. called' >vas c that of
Gia-«;rtmih<i.'.MarHvj. ;•.••* -V.;.--;..*- e ' ' '
•p- r fjient.~ rep.iiedrMai^cfii/. ••/,
. . '-Afc.you. .guilty.or- n^o't 1 .guilty?" he
wss HskeiJ-.. \u25a0••'". \u0084;. .' '\u25a0; \u25a0;•\u25a0 -; • '' .**
' •..';. '"^o.l^.guil.ty." ' was" -the' -.-.startling re
.'spid.n's.e,. .-.. .' ~J \u25a0' •'.'••\u25a0\u25a0•••.."!. c \u25a0•:\u25a0.>\u25a0• \u25a0; • .V' °' *. .
: .vFrom. .'tiie • courtroom.' there came ' a
>motli>red - biar'st vot [.irritation .and his
.f:;i<=lids : and- • .-spectators', spoke .•.to. .him
\u25a0<viih rniplia-sis" aiid'.fiu'ehtly in Jtaliau.
He, answered back | i.h Jdlsmay anil %tircri
a >mjle. broke. over- his face. .-. ;'; s -.-.- "' ."
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 #i G-uilty,''l-je_said:,v •'\u25a0 .-\u25a0•;\u25a0' •"•\u25a0"'\u25a0 •- \u25a0
.Tudg<v Caban.'iss'.looked .dubidus-.|:°Jmt
t!> 'man ".^.ersis^ted :i:i his; pled:' an-a-'it.
:was" ev.eh'tu'aily entered. -The"l: -'others
shade- their pl'ea^ in rapifl *&uo>Cessio.n
abd • :th>: matter '/'\u25a0 wa^ .. \u25a0poslp.pn'ed' ;t}ll
;-?;e> t.Mo-hday. morning. \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0".\u25a0;" ;\u25a0'•\u25a0 ..'.•"•]. 7 /.',
i". \KAnirHEp by cXi.ih-v=.^'^-/ \u25a0
'. \u25a0\u25a0Thie" f xfsteni;e of \u25a0••ihe'" "MX .trust t ,atv4
the' Jpkif -\ V. ;.; was ; playing .•.'m'"'t fie'-l • food
\u25a0rnarket.rrot alone, in'^ari I-rrancisdo.' but
."up'.and.iaown '\u25a0•th'e : *c<?is I f;'.wan-'firough.t' to
: light .^first-\by\.Th«-;^a.ll;:;w.hich-';r'it.-Hs-:"i8
sue of. Friday; •Ma-x'*l2.'g"ive;a-'cpmpiete
c-xpio?eof the -.caatiition^w .IJrier X-b rfhet
i'-tk^.v4^intia.*.|[nv^^^£gr^*qfc*l^ Call"
Jiani wit rX/stf \u25a0 onv;i he * ca s4 " d^> ; .sa«fi d = ii i gh t j .
' : At-'
; t orn e y : \u25a0rickcrt :•« ii-i » AtTt'oYh Vy I 'Cf e n era 1
yi'-ebb.. The ."situatjorf: {found" wag .little
t ;"-;A.>. I cf6mb'ln© ,iroH
.clad •in A ts " : .wm k'tn.g.s ' jstjn d f jnj sbr u p-ill o u s;
In | i.t-s rnXriCpuiatipn?; \u25a0 constaritty : .-. - wa».
. f t'rr i-ng; up.wafd.U'hy-rp'rice <jf/fi^:.-; : v -.-' '
\u25a0.\u25a0.\u25a0..lnd'epr-hjiTent -xfieAle-rs;.-'.' were . : 'driven f
,f rpin. KuUricjzs:/* ji\e . t'ru.st-' tyrannize 4
\u25a0Hath^r.' tJfaji" lowsn th-e-.pVife^-snrplus
'fip'h. ;wAre~) : 'e» ; st '^\u25a0Jfjr'.'fin'jiinip heaps,
i^d^^-Vgfii*i<w%lt»jL .'put 'away/'tff-.^ajr ,
/ftpstß *fro;ni-.ti:j>'.^Re.opi.^;'"3rvTi'o w<»re.bfjng
tfa'in.edA.Uvi'r'.Ty : liigiy.v' : pfic'es' fforV r "fish.
This" -a rid. : mp'ch.mo'nf'. was <iisc6veretf liy
'Tii^ \u25a0<Ga.U^B:Vgieqt i s. and- ; District .-Attor
;iif.v.rickeV*t^V '\u25a0.•\u25a0•\u25a0/'"'\u25a0•\u25a0 ". -.- :.' '/ .' /\u25a0 '
' fhf • »'o\-.k. "ofC'^giJUiVlrihgc the
7ynn* .d.i.ffici:lt/'vT!rr-.'tksfv'-seelm = e J d' jnonu- {
m*-ntar..tl:e l^adei^bf-ing^m.en \witl» a.[
widp -and f;;r jFfpijig ' kiio^dge' of Jt!>ei
FiU'aiion ; .;.rnd»?rerred.MTy° Hie/ obsta- {\u25a0
\\e?.:Tpe /TaU-'set to w'ofk.V' Little by!
liyio tJiei*«Y,Wen<* was; g v ath/>rod,. l>it |
Uy r bit ?it' vzajs pi*"-ff.<i.< together. * TheJ
water : fnont,;'jhe flKh,"st6res"; 'tlie m«r- J
kpts j-w^re '.hauxijed and watched for
<i«ays rf^n/1 night/?., •.*.;.:\u25a0 '
\\ -HOLE RIKYj, EXPb«ED
l*Hhr.at^ly e :"'*suevci^:u < - 'evidence was
gathered- on which *varrant action by]
th« jrranfl j-.iry.. and the members of
c tii*> trust awoke fc'^day. May 13. to
learn that their entire machinery 11 was
•laid bare.c their whole, combine cx
pose/j fine! the grand jury at tlieir lieols. •
Follov.-.ri. th^ # n Uie usifal tactics.
There were wholesale denials, talk of
enemies, of plots of one thing and
another, of anything lo cloud the issue
and hide the. facts. But the investi
gation li;i<l been too thorough. Even
as tbejvfealketl and denied and protested.
the grand jiTry .examined the witnesses
and. May 2<\, indictments accusing 20
wholesale fishmeis with violating the
Cha^_ Keilus 8r Co.
EXCLUSIVE
, High-Grade Clothiers
p NO BRANCH STORES. NO AGENTS
v •FIT! I DPFQQ
|now is the time to turn
: your attention to "clothes
for after dark." there is
k'ot a store in america
; carries the assortment of
full dress and tuxedos
r. we do. "up to the second"
just received. a
"Dress suit is not bought
-every day, so why not get
the best? we have them.
I $40 $50 $60
Jewelers Bwldinq
1 50 Post Street
San Francisea
PROSECUTOR JUBILANT
FICKERT PRAISES CALL
C. M. FICKERT
\u25a0; The pica of guilty entered today by eight members of the fish >
trust is. in my opinion, a great victory for the people. It establishes J
conclusively, as stated by The Call, that there was a trust existing *
among the wholesale fish dealers of £an Francisco. . The plea entered
on the part of these eight members means a dissolution of the unlaw- J
ful conibination. Since the riling of the indictment the pncCot hsh : 4
has not only dropped materially, but independent fishermen have t
gone into the business, and others are now preparing to go into the J
tish business; this will mean a further reduction in the price of fish. *
The small fishermen now feel confident that they will receive pro-
tection and are preparing to-retail the fish that they catch.
The only thing. to be regretted in the matter is that Paladini and >
the other leaders of the trust were absolved from their offense by the \u2666
provision -of section 304 of the political code, which . granted them I
immunity by reason of. the fact that they appeared and testified before/ 4
the senate .'committee. I shall ask the San Francisco delegation to |
the legislature to recommend the repeal of the above section, or at «
least to amend it so it will not be so broad in its scope. In the event <»
of it being repealed we can then institute new proceedings. <v
The Cartwright act itself also is 1 uncertain and-ambiguous in many I
parts, and the next 'legislature would do well to amend it in certain- <>
respects. j . '-.-;" i-O^v' l[
At the calling of the trial the court intimated that no testimony J
would beadmittcd of any act pr declaration of any of the defendants «
prior to the time of the conclusion of the senate investigation. This, ''
of course, made it impossible for us to get a conviction against any x
person called before the senate committee, because jwc could not 4
prove,- under the rule laid down by the court, the formation o^ the
conspiracy." While we were able to^prove a few overt acts occurring t [
after the conclusion of the committee's investigation, those a
acts of themselves were not sufficient to es'taWish a prima facie case, t
Jt i«, indeed, .unfortunate in the^se cases that the prime nfpvers, the /
persons really responsible for the^formation pf the trust, are immune <>
from prosecution because of the fact that they were sworn arid exam- t
ined before the senate committee. For this reason we. would have. J
been very much embarrassed in the trial of the other cases — of the \u2666
less responsible individuals — and sinee 4 separate trials were demanded £
and a great number of witnesses would have to be subpenaed and +
brought here from outside the state, the action of these defendants '+
in pleading guilty will be a great saving to the city and county, while <\u25a0
the result to be accomplished will be the same. It will be the policy J
of this office in the future to keep a careful watch not only over the <>
fish trust, but over other combinations controlling the necessaries , <>
of life. ; v: v - \u25a0;;
I desire to express my thanks to The Call for the part it took in <\u25ba
the prosecution, for the gathering of .the testimony against the mem- ,-y
bers of the combination was largely due to the efforts of this paper, ';
and the people : should appreciate this fact. Vw v \u25bc
Oartwright law, were returned by the
grand jury. .
Then began a series of delays. The
law was invoked on every possible oc
casion to bring about every possible
delay.. There followed a storm of ob
jections, demurrers, postponements and
excuses. The work of meeting the
Ipgral fisrht was placed in the hands of
James F. Brennan. assistant district
attorney. The cases -tfere fought^ and
refousht in their preliminary stages,
but eventually the framework of tech
nicalities was swept down and the de*
fendants were face- to face with trial.
Then -it was that 12 of them eougfht
refuge in having testified before the
senate committee and in that plea they
found safe sanctuary. The remaining
eight had no such refuge. They fought
to the last moment, but yesterday when
the time approached' for the impanel
ing of the jury, they surrendered to the
inevitable, pleaded guilty and begged
for- mercy.
FISH TRUST MEMBERS t %
": Of the. men who pleaded guilty T«r
antino and Maggio are officials of the
WYestern fish company, Giacomino Mar
fchJ arid Rosario Villa of the Interna
tional flsh company, J^hn P.rKessing
jjnd Henry P. Hitore of the California
ish company, and Guiseppe Partinicrt
and Salvatore Dentici of the New San
Francisco fish company. All these con
cerns, were charged with forming the
lisli trust. r i
\u25a0 Such was the arrogance and" domin
eering attitude of the trust that it
maintained a blacklist of those inde
pendent concerns which refused to bow
"down to its rules. Other dealers trad
ing with firm*, on the blacklist were
given to understand that such .business
must stop and. en account of the
:|?treisgth and power wielded by the
combination such business usually did
•Ejop. Eiichjday saw it growing stronger
nnd, its "legitimate rivals weaker. By
' tluvtiuio^The Call began its Investiga
tion tlio trust was in a position to cut,
°undcr^cll and generally demoralize the
fish market at will. Furthermore,
small dealers who bought a certain
kind of fish elsewhere than from a com
pany representing the trust had to
face a boycott of all the firms in the
combine."
PRAISES THE CAI.Ii
"The situation was one," ssid Fiek
ert. "'which worked great harm on the
citizens, and The Call is to be highly
complimented in taking the initiative
in breaking up the trust. Since the ex
pose in The Call and the prosecutions
began the high prices have, dropped to
«i normal basis."
* Assistant District Attorney Brennan
pas highly pleased at the success.
'."We have had much with which to
contend." he said, "but the pleas of
jyuilty from the eight prove beyond all
shadow of a doubt the existence of a
trust. Evidence to this effect was in
the hands of The Call and in the office
of the district attorney, but the general
public seemed to have, some doubts.
Now that dfiubt may be entirely re
moved.
"Apart from the general good of
breaking up the trust and lowering the
price of fish the prosecution qf these
cases will make It evident to J others
that illegal combination is fraught
with a good deal of danger. A belief
semed to be common In certain business
circles that a combine had only to be
strong enough to defy the law. That
idea, I hope, will fast disappear.. --The
pjeas of guilty are a great .saving to
the state. I estimated that to try the
cases with, any hope of a conviction
would cost about $3,000 ; in each .in
stance, but this money now tan remain
in the city treasury, v
PRICE OF FISH MUST
BE SETTLED ON LAND
Small Boat Men Will Not Sell
to "Trust Tugs" at Sea
Following the resolution of the fish
ermen to bring their catch ashore daily
before accepting any. price- from the
large fish companies, the men interested
"Wednesday organized the Rock Cod fish
ermen's protective union, with Doma
nico Cabano at the head of the associa
tion. ;'-; '- ; > ':'\u25a0 x-
The officers of the union besides Ca
bano are P. "W. Franch, vice president;
A. Cogliandro, secretary; Angelo Cap
pello. treasurer, and the following, trus
tees: Domenico Comisl, Salvatore Ono
rato and Antonino Crisci.
All those identified with the move
ment are men long associated with the
fish business pf the bay. When the "fish
trust" came to control the daily catch
of the small boats all the bargaining
was done at sea, the small boat men
turning their catch over to the trust
Lugs, which patrolled the lines. Fish
ermen's wharf then became a.thing. of
memory and for some - time has been
but a ha-ven, of. refuge. for, theUittlo fish
boats, y Hereafter - the open fish* market
will again be conducted as in. years
past.
FOOD LAW , PEOSEOTTlOlff— lnspector H. \R.
Robbing -of _ tbo ftate pure- food: labtrt-atorles
swore to a '\u25a0warrant yesterday .cbarglrisrsS.'.J;
Hipkins. 45C3 'Mission street, with Tiolatlnj
? th«* pur^ food lawF I>.t havinjr !n bis powesMon
Kw<xt -pirklos trhlrji were nj»t -labeled, as cou
tainlng bcuzvate of soda. ' '
THE SAN FRANCISCO GALL: FRIDAY; DECEMBER 2, 19lti.
District Attorney
MRS. HAZEL McPIKE
SUES FOR DIVORCE
Society Woman Charges Son of
Prominent Attorney With
Willful Neglect
AL.AMEPA, Dec. I— Charging willful
neglect of herself and child, Mrs.- Hazel
J. McPike, who formerly .was. Miss
Hazel Goggin of this city, filed suitfor
divorce today in Oakland against Bel
den M. McPike, son of Henry C. Mc-
Pike, an attorney whose home is at
1270 Franklin street, Oakland. McPike
is now on a ranch in Stanislaus county
and his pretty young wife-.alleges in
her plea for separation that he lias
failed to provide her with t^he means
of livelihood.
'Mrs. McPike, when 6een today at the
home of her mother, ' Mrs. Rosamond
Goggin, 1817 San Antonio avenue, re
fused to discuss the complaint she had
filed, which was sealed.
An effort was made to have the case
secretly filed in the county clerk's of
flca In Oakland. Mrs. McPike has re
tained L. Jl* Weinmann of this city as
her attorney 1 .
Attorney "Weinmann said that there
was nothing sensational in the com
plaint and declared that the case was
one of negleqt on the part of young
McPike, who is prominent in society
circles on this side of the bay.
The wedding of Hazel Goggin and
McPike three years ago was a notable
oqe in this city, taking place at the
home of the bride's mother. After the
marriage the couple went to Pacific
Grove to live. They returned to this
city six months : ago, taking up their
residence at_ tke home of the bride's
motheV. There is one child, a boy, 2
years of age. -' _ ,
DEGREE TEAM OF EAGLES
PREPARE TO WIN TROPHY
Captain Elected and Men Go
Into Hard Training
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALL.EJO, Dec- I.— Confident that
they can for the third time prove the
winner of the trophy captured two
years ago and successfully retained at
the' last grand aerie of Eagles, the
champion degree team of Vallejo aerie
will again organize and start drilling.
Charles £\ Prultt has been elected
captain of the team. Should the local
aerie again win the trophy It will be
the property of the chapter. The fol
lowing nominations of officers for the
ensuing year took place last evening:
Jacob Nutte, president: \u25a0William Lon
gan, vice-president; J. W. Kavanagh
secretary, and Noah Hatheway treas
urer^ v -\u0084 v ..
LIMIT ON CLAM DIGGING— Santa Cruz, Dec 1
Jlfuiy clam peddlers were put out of business
by a new county ordinance that became oper
ative todaj., placing a limit of . T5 on the num
ber of dams to be taken by one . pernon in a
day. Hitherto the clams had been \u25a0 taken by
wagon loads from the extensive beds.
EAGER TO TVORK
- '.- . - \u25a0 > . •
Health Regained By Right Food
The average healthy man or woman
Is usually eager to 'be busy at some
useful taakor ;employment. . ;
But let dyspepsia or indigestion get
hold of one, and all endeavor becomes a
burden.
"A year ago, after recovering -from
an operation," writes a Michigan lady,
"my ; stomach- and nerves began .to give
me much trouble. -
"At .times my appetite was voracious,
but when indulged, \u25a0 indigestion" fol-
lowed. Other times I had no appetite
whatever. The food I took did not
nourish me and I grew- weaker; than
ever. ' . . \u25a0;' \u25a0 \u25a0?>.-.' , : ; \u25a0,-,
"I lost interest In everything and
wanted to be alone. I had always had
good nerves,;but now the merest- trifle
would upset me and bring' on a violent
headache. "Walking c across ., the v room
was any effort and prescribed exercise
was out of the question. ,: ' ; ':
"I had " seen. Grape-Nuts"' advertised,
but did not believe ywhat-I: read i at the
time. At last, when it seemed as if I
was literally starving, I began' to eat
Grape-Nuts. "#" #
"I- had not been able to work; for a
year, but ' now. after ' two months on
Grape-Nuts/ I am Meager to 3be at 'work
again.'. My. stomach gives 8 me Tnotrou^
ble now, ; my : nerves "are steady as \u25a0 ever,
and interest In lifejand ambition have
come-back iwith', the return: to I' health."
Read ; "The- Road to. Wellville," in*
pkgs. "There's-a Reaspn."—. ;• • " -'
\u25a0 ' ' Erer. read • the aboTe letter? A -.^^new
one appears sfrom; time to; timo.^ They
are eenuine, true, and' full of human
interest. " ,
DYNAMITE STICKS
CAUSE A THRILL
Explosive Is Offered in Court
as Exhibit at Trial of
Airs. Martin
OAKLAND, Dec. I.— Superior, Judge
Wells' courtroom was a seat of unrest
for several hours today during the
trial of Mrs. Isabella Jfertin, when
thirty-five pounds of dynamite which
she is alleged to have partially used in
the attempted destruction or the Ihome
of -Judge Ogden, 'was brought into
court and Identified by Detective St.
Clair Hodgklns"
Mrs .Martin interposed strenuous
objection to the admission of the dy
namite as an exhibit of the prosecu
tion after, forcing Hodgkinsv to admit
that he was not positive it was- the
same he dug up in de Fremery park
two and one-half years ago. •
AVhen Mrs. Martin approached the
exhibit -Assistant Attorney -.iHynes
stood cl & ose beside her to prevent any
possible attempt at violence.
Harry Fast Miller, an expert on ex
plosives, declared that he had tested
th sticks and found they still con
tained quantities of nitroglycerin.
, Mrs. Norah Erra, a former tenant of
Mrs. Martin's home in Wgst street, was
on the stand during the morning ses
sion and kept jury, prosecution and
audience in laughter as she . related
incidents of her occupancy of quarters
with Mrs. Martin.
Assistant, District Attorney Hynes
said that after Mrs. Martin conclude^
her cross-examination of Detective
Hodgkins he would have but one more
witness; He will be Carl Eisenschimel,
the handwriting -expert whose testi
mony at the former trial had much to
do witli the conviction of Mrs. Martin.
As to the Matter of Quality and Relative Price
pf 20:30 HORSE POWER WHITE GAS CAR shown above, is one of the famous WHITE
flUKmy-^rCKEL S^EEL LIKE. List price $2,200. This is the car that holds the Del Monte ;
: Record. of SEVEN HOURS and THIRTI'-FIYE 3IINUTES just made after sixteen attempts by
higher priced but cheaper made cars to break the record formerly held by a $5,000, 50 horse
\ power competitor. Many of them had more' speed but lacked the staying qualities.
LATEST EDITION to the WHITE CHROJIE-MCKEL STEEL LINE, the beautiful, roomy 40
horse power 1911 WHITE GASOLINE CAR. Left hand drive, entrance from the curb. Com-
pression easily cranked/ Weight 3,100 lbs.- Price, $3,200. Why pay $4,000, $5,000 or
$6,000 for a heavy, cumbersome, tire-eating car with less hill-climbing ability, easy riding
qualities and durability? There is no better, automobile built at any price.
THE .WHITE INSIDE- DRIVE COUPE., with an entrance from »the right hand side at the
curb. 110-inch wheel base; weight .2,760 lbs. List price, $3,200. The same running gear that
made the Del Mon^e record. Ideal for ladies and Doctors. Beautiful design and luxurious up- .
\u25a0 \u25a0'holstery.,/ .V. \u25a0 .-,. :-
WHITE THREE-TON GASOLINE TRUCK, 1 the .heaviest member of the chrome-nickel steel
/\u25a0line. This car' has steel' wheels, is the best 'built, easiest : - handled , and . highest grade automo-
: bile truck built. --' Adopted for. United States Army use after exhaustive tests. Any desired
style of body can be had for same. ' : '
TRIEITH VALLEY
MENACED BY RATES
Railroads Evolve Scheme to
Equalize Freight Tariff to
Their Own Advantage
Continued from Pace 1
Joaquln to stand— indicates that the
railroads would be willing to cut out
San Francisco's trade In order to avoid
lowering the rates from Los Angeles
into the valley. -
; It was reported yesterday .that th.c
San Joaquin river transportation com
panies, the river steamer lines between
this city "and Stockton, had agreed to
stand ,by the railroads \ and that the
rates by" the river route would be in
creased' also.
. The following table, said to be-cor
rect, shows the proposed increases
planned by the railroads between this
cityahd Stockton: - '
1 2 3 4 B| A 1A 1 B C Z Z
10 10 09 09 07 107 120 Y ls 110 105
22 20 17 15 14 I 14 220 :2: 2 00 180 180
However, the new rates have not be
come effective and there is to be con
certed action on the part of the local
merchants. to protest against any such
increases. The matter" is to come up
before the railroad commission Deceh
ber 15, when all parties Interested in
the so called San* Joaquin valley rate
case have- been asked to appear and
discuss the matter with the, commis
sioners. " .or: -}:'-}: '-}- . ' , \u25a0 '
The case ismany months old. being
known originally as the complaint of
the IjOs Angeles jobbers* association
against the Southern Pacific and Santa
Fe railroads. The traffic bureau of the
merchants' exchange o'f this city in
tervened* as did the shippers of Stock
ton and other municipalities that might
be affected by an increase or decrease
in the rates into !th San Joaquin
vally., ; v^vrX—---^ '
An Invitation
The people of San Francisco and vicinity are cordially
invited to attend tlie opening of our new
P Branch House
Corner of Pacific and Davis Streets
San Francisco
nday, December 5, 1910
This is a new and strictly modern wholesale market and
should be of interest to the public, as it shows the careful, sci-
entific and sanitary manner in which
Provisions, Produce
v Poultry and Soap
are handled between the packing house and the retail dealer.
-Souvenirs will be distributed to each visitor. Special in-
vitation to ladies. ,
Swift & Company
03.0 1/ ra.ocisco
THE WHITE LINE OF GAS CABS may
well be designated the "CHROME-NICKEL
STEEL LINE." It is the only American car
under £1,000, and Is one of only three or four
American car^ which have.at this time adopted
heat treated chrome-nickel steel for their
frames, rear axles, gears crank shafts and for
many smaller parts, such as holts* nnts, pins,
etc. When It is considered that the tensile
strength, as well as the ultimate strength of
chrome-nickel steel is live times that of the
ordinary types of steel used in 99 per cent of
the automobiles turned ont, and that the life
of the car and the safety of the passengers
depend upon the quality of material, the sig-
nificance of the extensive use of this material
and the modern process of heat treating It.
so as to prevent crystallization, as done by
THE WHITE CO3IPANT, will be understood.
THE WHITE GASOLINE CARS use .40
carbon manganese steel, heat treated after drop
forging in all such parts as the front axle, the
steering knuckles, the spring bangers and con-
nections thronsrhout the machine, while in
most cars a mild, soft steel capable of being
drop forged without rupture and easily ma-
chined and finished, is used. Material for this
purpose can be purchased all the way from
four cents to twenty-eisht cents per pound,
and the White uses the highest grade.
THE CYLINDERS In both the SO and 40
horse power WHITE GAS CARS are cast en
bloc and are made in France and imported.
They are of an especially fine trrade of casting,
which up to this time 1 the American foundries
haTe not been able to equal. There are only
two water connections, one intake and one
exhaust connection. ETery part encased.
THE BEARINGS IN THE MOTOR are an-
nular ball bearings of the highest grade of
construction.
THE 3IOTOR IS SO SDIPLIFIED that only
two bearings are used, making it impossible
for them to get out of alignment, thereby in-
surinsr long service and avoiding the damage
to the machine from one bearing working
against another, the usual cause of bearing
trouble in gasoline motors.
THE SPRINGS IN THE WHITE CAR are
of the best and highest priced material known
for the purpose, and co*ts 2S cents per pound
for the material, while the aTcrage spring used
on American made cars costs less than seven
cents. 9S9IE! v
THE SDIPLICITY OF THE WHITE design
of motor is indicated by the fact that there
are less than half the number of parts of most
motors.
THE RADIATORS are the genuine honey,
comb radiators.
ALL CARS have the up-to-date ionr speed
. transmission, which increases the efficiency
about 15 per cent.
THE BODY- DESIGN, upholstery and finish
are of the Tery highest grade.
THE PAINTING takes a period of six weeks*
to go through the White paint shops, during
which time sixteen distinct coats are applied
to the regular standard body and one coat is
never put on until the previous coats arc well
dried. .
The Appetite of an Automobile
The construction above outlined enables the
White to makf a lighter car and at the aante
tlnic a much ntroneer car than In done by nnr
other American maker, no thaf the appetite of
the car for tiren and for gasoline Is the moot
economical of any ear built of Its capacity.
THE PIIICK of the White tzn* ear I* only
enough more than the price of the many makers
iTho are trying: to see who can turn ont the
cheapest automobile, to par for the Increased
cost of the superior material and TrorkmaaMhip.
The percentage of profit to the manufacturer I*
the smallest of any car made. What man would
not Kindly pay this additional to get the qual-
ity* So purchaser can afford to 4o othcrtrlae.
We have adopted these- methods because rre
believe the American public are belngr educated
to appreciate them, and tiIM. when Much a car
as this can be had nt a moderate price, refuse
to take cheap MubMtttutes.
WE ARE CONVINCED thnt rrhen n beautiful,
roomy, seven-uaaKcnser 4!) horseporrer car of
this high {Trade construction can be bad at a
rreltrht of only 5,100 pounds and at a price of
934100, the purchasers tvIU refuse to pay Jl.noo,
$5,000 and 16,000 for heavy, cumbersome, tire,
eating earn vrith less speed, hlll-climblns: ability,
easy riding qualities or durability.
THE PURCHASER OP A WHITE GAS CAR
today will \u25a0 have on up-to-date car five years
from today. Expert foreign manufacturers con-
-ftider every otber American car at the present
time already oat of date In design. .\« buyer
can afford. to Invent In an automobile without
Investigating this modern machine.
The same principles of construction are adopt-
ed In the delivery wagons and truck* as used In
the pleasure cars, about which more will be said
another time.
Our utility line comprise* a 3 ton trucks \Y-
ton truck i 1,500 ib. and 1,000 Ib. delivery wagon.
An -absolute guarantee 1a given with every car.
Full descriptive printed matter of any type
upon request. Demonstrations by appointment.
I Agents wanted In unoccupied territory. «]
THE WHITE COMPANY
WHITE BUILDIXG
Van . Veiis Aye. and Market St.
Telephone— Market 1705

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