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VOLUME CIX.— NO. 4.
GIRL'S WORDS SHY PROVE HER SLAYER Counsel Objects to Evidence, Saying Client Did Not Un« derstand Language CAMBRIDGE. * Mass., Dec S. — The feature of the single session today of the trial of Hattie le Blanc, the French Canadian girl of 17 years, for the mur der of Clarence F. Glover, a Waltham laundry proprietor, a year ag-o, xr&* an animated legal controversy between District Attorney John J. .HJggrins. the chief prosect:tinjr officer, and Melvin M. Johnson, chief counsel for the g:jrl. Samuel B. Ehnore. Mrs. GloveVs at torney, questioned as to what Hattie Faid at The police station. Johnson objected on the ground that his client did not understand English at that time. Judge Bond wiij render his ruling on the question of admitting the evidence \u25a0Monday. RUSSIA IS INVADED BY JAPANESE TRADERS Sample Goods Exhibited by the Consul at Moscow At the Japanese consulate general in Moscow there has been established a mviseum and exhibition of Japanese sample poods, writes Consul General John IL Bnodgrass. This museum Is located in the quar ters of the consulate and contains ex clusively Japanese goods and wares that have a sale in Russia, such as matting, .fiber plaited and wicker goods, brushes, various kinds of cigarette and other paper, silk goods of all kinds, art •erd brie a brae, bronze and silver art- Ices. laces and gold EtStchings, ladies' fans. etc. Quite interesting are the many .camples of pearls, which are obtained ,by artificial inoculation of the pearl producing oyster. In luster and other qualities they are not inferior to the \trenuine, lacking only the finished form, can be utilized In jewelry work, though generally only half of the pearl "Is valuable. Included in the merchandise now im ported to Russia in a very insignificant quantity, but which, according to the opinion of the Japanese, has a great chance of success on the Russian mar- Tcet, is tea from Formosa. The specific realities as to the taste of this tea are each that the same tea, mixed with China or other tea and blended in a form to suit the people's taste, might find in Russia a wide market. For some time this tea has been sold at St. Petersburg and the demand for it is F«id to be increasing. With each sample there is a memo randum containing the price of the given article and the place of its pro duction in Japan; also its price in Mos cow, the cost of transportation, amount of import duty imposed and other costs. It is reported that the consulate gen eral will open In. Moscow free courses In the Japanese language for young Russian commercial men. AND STILL AMERICANS TALK ABOUT BAD ROADS 21 Miles in Two Months Is Hon duran Record A journey through Honduras im presses one with the fart that the preat need of the country is better transportation facilities. Because of the many inconveniences often real hardship?, loss of time and great ex pense are involved in reaching' places comparatively near by. One does not travel in Honduras for pleasure, but for bnsines?s, and then only as an ab i^olute necessity. For a journey last ir,g several days two mules at least are necessary, one of which is used as a pack mule, and a servant to drive the pack mule and take care of both mules along the road. If the load exceeds 2no pounds two park mules are re quired, and for a longer journey an ex tra mule is sometimes taken along for safety's sake. At many places the animal lias to pick his way among large bowlders, \u25a0where only sure footed mules can be used acd where a fall would mean se rious injury. At other places the trail Is worn deep into a kind of limestone called "talpetate," of which there are large beds. This stone is soft and can he used a? an excellent material for rr.akirg roads, as it becomes hard when crushed, stamped or rolled. One of the enterprising merchants of Tegucigalpa said that he is at pres ent transporting machinery to his farm, 20 miles east of the city.- During the last week the oxen advanced three miles. At many places his men have to stop and fix the road before proceeding. To transport heavy machinery to the San Juancito mine from the coast re quires from two to two and a half months, sometimes seven weeks from Te£ucip:alpa to the mine, a distance of 2! rajles. For 12 out of these 21» miles the block and tackle must be used, and :t takes from CO to 50 oxen to move a piece of machinery iveigrhinj? six tons VLADIVOSTOK SUPPLY OF BEEF IN DANGER China Forbids the Exportation of Live Cattle -For home time past Vladivostok, says United States Consul Lester Maynard and the territory in the vicinity have depended upon China and Korea for a supply of live cattle and beef, and a considerable trade has developed be tween Chefu, Chingwantao and Vladivo etock. Recently the Chinese authorities have issued orders prohibiting the exporta tion of live cattle and beef, claiming that the <attle are needed in China as working animals, and that exportation will seriously retard the development of the country. If this prohibition continues the maritime province of Siberia will be forced to look elsewhere for its beef supply, as enough can not be produced here to meet the large military demand Prior to the organization of the trade with China this market was supplied by Australia, and if exporters from the United Stales were interested, the pres ent seems a good opportunity. ASUNCION IS GREAT DISTRIBUTING CENTER City's Position Is Unique in South America Consul Cornelius Ferris Jr. reports that as an Interior point Asuncion Is unique among South American cities. Its g**ographlca! position should make It a distributing center, not only for the rich Interior of Paraguajv but for Ihe great hinterlandsof Brazil and Bo- Jlvia, which depend upon the Paraguay river for communication with the out ride world. The port of Asuncion Is always a, scene of activity, more than J.ftOO vessels a year entering the harbor. Notwithstanding tne general depres sion commercial travelers who are reg ular visitors, note a steady improvement In the country, speak encouragingly of the future and almost without excep tion axe willing to grant long: credits. THE SAN FRANCIScO CALC > Luscious Glace Fruits— Boxed jC£rs*To your eastern friends' send a gift that typifies the resources and pro- UOC ductiveness of the west — California's luscious glace fruits, packed in a r . t burnt wood box, depicting San Francisco or other California scenes. 65c L*U. a pound at. Hales. f.\ Handkerchiefs and Christmas An attractive holly, box will be given Perhaps it's because one never has too with each dollar's worth of hand- many that handkerchiefs are among kerchiefs bought — several styles to the most appreciated presents. And choose from. Folders will be given because Hale's has thousands of with smaller purchases. . splendidly selected handkerchiefs, of Swiss embroidered handkerchiefs with all kinds and qualities, it's the Holi- hernstitched edges with border pat- % day Handkerchief Stored tern, and embroidered edge pat- terns: sheer linen handkerchiefs with small lace edges. 15c each. >*w^ Swiss or linen embroidered hand- kerchiefs. Some with hand embroider}-, others with hand machine patterns so perfectly designed and finished as to con- fuse one as to whether or not it is handwork. 25c each. Swiss embroidered handkerchiefs with scalloped or hemstitched patterns. 25c each. Shamrock linen handkerchiefs with Irish embroidery border designs. 25c each. 50c, 75c, 1.00 and 1.50 each — A beautiful collection of Arme- nian lace and Irish embroidery handkerchiefs. Sheer linen or shamrock centers, edges or in- serted with Venise or Valen- ciennes lace. A neat folder or holly box goes with each handkerchief priced at 75c or more. Women's Boxed Handkerchiefs 50c — Six cross-bar or plain Swiss, with hemstitched edge and plain initial. 75c — Three initialed linen hand- kerchiefs. Or six cambric handkerchiefs with wreathed embroidered initial. Also six sheer cambric handkerchiefs, with lace edge of Armenian pattern and initialed. 1.00 a Box — Eight different lots, in- cluding Swiss, cambric. Shamrock or linen -ones; embroidery or lace trimmed, plain or initialed; six to a box. 1.50 to 3.00 a Box — At least twenty different styles, far too varied to describe minutely, but affording a wide range of choice S^r^h-Art Skins ifr^i £%€}<"» *_i They come in natural, red, \1 *J*/^» jp , g re en, tan, brown or blue. %A StamfiinS i \u25a0 * n s ' ze » c °l° r a °d quality RIR I »-. ( \V suked for making ban- V • rree * ners, table covers, cushion J? Monday j+ \ to P s> ba ? s » book covers 4 , «jj, fp***^ pyrographic designs and \^«_ /Z other countless things ••' "^^^^^ "fjk which feminine genius J»^S>— & may devise. 59c. 2,340 Hand Made Baltenberg Art Linens A Merry Christmas Sale of Doilies, Scarfs, Centerpieces and Lunch Cloths 25c — Battenberg doilies of centerpieces, 17x17 or 18x18 inches, round or square, with linen centers. 29c — Some beautiful Battenberg centerpieces, 18x18 inches, round or square, with drawn work centers. 95c — Some very handsome Battenberg squares or centerpieces, 30x30 inches ; scarfs 18x54 * inches. Some more elaborate than others, but every one a beauty. 1.25 — Battenberg squares or centerpieces, 30x30 or 36x36 inches, and 20x54 inch scarfs; elaborately worked in the drawn linen effects. 1.59 to 4-50 — Large Battenberg scarfs and center- pieces. A great diversity as to designs, but with very few of a kind. All superlative values, and very handsome. 2.00 to 4.95 — Showy Battenberg lunch cloths, ' 45x45 or 54x54 inches — round or square; with plain or drawn work centers. Jh Few Jlmong Many Jlrt Novelties Ribbon-covered coat hang- ert,- . , 1.00 and 1.25 Glove *nd handkerchief boxes 25c to 1.25 Women's crocheted slip- pers 55c pair Men's crocheted slip- 'GOSSIP OF RAILWAY MEN H. W. Lawrence, traveling freight agent of the Chicago Great Western, is a Stanford graduate— also a Stanford enthusiast. On the days of the annual football games between his alma mater and the University of California he be comes unusually enthusiastic. Follow ing the defeat of Stanford three weeks ago "Steve" shed a few bitter tears, but wag cheered later in the evening by the comment of his friends that "Stanford was a good university even If she did lose the ball game." After that cheering comment "Steve" cheered and hur.ra.hed for Stanford for the remainder, of the evening. ; In sev eral of the. local cafes he saw many of California's most beautiful daughters wearing the crimson of his college. He went to them- at their tables and shouted: "Hurrah for Stanford! "We lost, but it's a good university anyway." His loyalty made a great hit until he started for the St. Francis hotel, when he encountered two young women with large crimson streamers. "Hurrah for Stanford!' We lost, but it's a good university, anyway," he yelled. "Go on; this is a boycott.. Do we look like college, girls" ' • The employes of the district passen ger office of the; Southern Pacific in V "•;\u25a0-\u25a0•••\u25a0> r:y \ \u25a0 ".--•."\u2666 \u25a0• ~ \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ; Inseparably Identified Are jf /j(5 I? s children of the toy ages that make Christmas merriest. But //$ V)j^ \/h yi *®jf* they first must have the toys they tike. <K //- 1 C* \v "*- j(\ ft i^W% : - - * *' s/i 'X-u Vx "x jft ;JT — Anii l r 'ffht here take a word of warning. SHOP EARLY FOR -^Jl /^g^^dl 4/ k TOYS > as for all else; thus avoid disappointment in finding i/Ilv^^-1 X *\t| X J^^^M the wan *ed things gone. Hate's toy selections this year are J V J^% t / 4 t^"^Ji 111 1 wonderfully full and varied— and variety will never be better * % k $^ v^-sr^Q||£^u than now. Choose toys now— have them delivered wherever 'j^i'fiSs^^*<^^' % A s. JZ'y* and whenever y° u wisn - f' J^^^^^^' $ I^^M^AOT* SANTA CLAUS AT HALES DAILY; 2:30 to 4:30 p. m. A } JfiMlß^' fl H/C¥^^^yLuJ^^H /C ¥^^^yLuJ^^ souvenir book to each child. > W^^^^k-!^^ %^7^^o^MP\. Ornaments Boys and l W^^^^l *C%^rJ^^Sk V in Profuse V— j^— )rMf? J Girls of xZf pers 1.00 pair Metal photo frames... 19c Cretonne covered shoe boxes 25c to 50c Shirtwaist boxes .... .95c Fancy curling iron hold- ers ....50c tills city Will hold their annual ban quet on the evening of December 15, 1910. The annual dinner of this organ ization is always a round up of former as well as present employes, and there are always a number of unique features. • \u25a0' • . \u25a0 ' • - • \u25a0 R. E. Eggebrecht, assistant general freight agent of the; Missouri Pacific, has resigned to become vice president of the Standard collieries company, with offices' at St. Louis, effective De cember 1. •......' ...'\u25a0* • • • "» In the following table are given the earnings of- all United States roads re porting to date for the first week of November and the increases compared with the earnings of the 'same roads for the corresponding.; period; a year ago; also for practically the same roads in .the two preceding months, together with the percentage of : gains over last year: into. n.-iin. ret. November. 1 w*ek..sT.44fi.MS $74.97S 1.0 October, 1 week.... 7,092,553 .141. !>« 1.0 September, : 1 week. . 5,447,204 \u25a0 2."2,C77 5.1 The entertainment, by ', the Trans portation club of the members of the Sutter club of Sacramento? was such a success that_ the publicity committee of ttie ; club . has 1 decided .to , promote the friendly relationship. bet wen'the^Trans portation ;\u25a0 club and merchants! of the near, by cities by -entertaining organ izations from those places. It has been. About Half Priced for Qearance A sale with a decided purpose — to effect a quick dis- posal of the 5,000 articles representing the accu- mulation of odd pieces from sets, discarded pat- terns and dishes or bric-a-brac that have been in stock too long. But for your uses. their value is none the less on that account. For what house- hold has not among its dishes some odd pieces and others bought long ago?. Time alone, does not A vast assortment of designs inf ancy a- -»4 milk pitchers, sugar and cream sets, I L. a vases', spoon trays, olivetrays, shay- J[^^ ing mugs and other articles, repre- .: . senting savings in some instances exceeding half. Footed cups* ' and saucers, fancy A P* dessert plates, sugar and cream fig "«k fib sets and flower vases. -Especial "j^^. values in sugar and cream sets in German china:* Choice of four attractive decorations. Brass fern dishes of varying sizes and tf\ designs, reduced from as high as 'Uj^/f* 2.25. Also a diversified. selection of S/fIJiFMW chop plates', tea sets, cups and sau- cers, fancy plates, flower vases and other pieces. decided to entertain the merchants of San Jose on the afternoon and evening of December' 10 with a banquet and jinks, and the entertainment and^pub licity committees are working together with this purpose in view." W. H. Taylor, formerly general pas senger agent of the Southern railway, who has been visiting In "this city for* the last two days, left yesterday for his present home in Denver. . The special excursion on the Western Pacific of the Shriners yesterday was in charge of J. H. Eearman, district pas senger agent.. , . . , \ With a view to. putting all parts of Arizona on an equal footing as to ex press rates andto stimulate that busi ness in the state, the Arizona railway commission has filed a complaint with the Interstate commission: against the Wells Fargo express company. The complaint involves the merchandise arid special general rates. 1 It .is ; : charged that these rates to; a number, of ; speci fied towns are unjust, unreasonable. and discriminative; and that: they are on a level higher than those established" by the interstate commission on : July 1, 1909, bet wen 'certain points..: SUCCESSFUL WHIST PARTY— The -first "of a" series of « complimentary^ whist \u25a0tournament inaugurated by : Mantle parlor Xo.'-lO.Vof. the Native. Sons, jrlven .In .<the parlor's .headquar ters .'Hamilton hall oii~the r nlght of its last reguinr ra«'etlnjy, was well attended and proved . Most cable newstis, fresh, even after passing through salt water. :"~'^J;^ We Have a Half Page Dress Advertisement on Page 47, containing the most , important dress news we have published this season. Look for it. Page 47. . A large collection of ornamental I bisque figures, besides a great ; number of sugar and cream sets, f* ad fancy cream pitchers, tea cups F*^g% and saucers, china flower vases, /\«eJ& and many. pretty pieces of Ba- \u25a0 BB * (#^* varian glass, including lots of vases. * * Many of these articles are reduced from 1.50. The assortment shows /• €% a handsome lot of French china &% %/* dessert plate?, some hand-painted: \ff^J*Lr besides a countless collection of other dishe*,' and bric-a-brac. Reductions from as high as \ 3.00 noted on some beautiful English bone china and Haviland china x^ place plates. . Also hand-painted 1 • Lt%J French cups arid saucers, and tea £ sets, including tea pot, sugar bowl and cream pitcher. 'CAPTAIN W. C. COWLES, U. S. ; • N. , a brother .In law of Theodore RooseTelt.^arrlved in San Fransloo last night, -accompanied by hla wife, daughter and son. '. and registered at the St. Francis. They came from New York and are on thelr'wayto Honolulu.,, to -where Captain : Owles has been detailed^ They, will' salt PROF, 3. S. HENNESSY, principal of . the Grass Valley schools, will return^ today -to his home - to resume; his duties. He was summoned to this* city by/ the critical illness of his wife. who has for sereral weeks been in a hospital receiving expert medical attention. Her condi tion has passed the. danger point.- , .' -: " ' -'\u0084' :.: ... • .;/ \u2666 \u25a0;'"- • .:- • "\u25a0' \u25a0 X. .\u25a0 NISHUUnntA,; who is connected with the Mitsui bank of ; Tokyo and has been traveling through Europe, arrived in San', Francisco yes terday on his i way home. He; ls registered at \ the: Fairmont. ' .... \u25a0•;\u25a0\u25a0' .\u25a0 -\u25a0 "i \u0084,-.• '. ' . *\u25a0 \u25a0 • • .\u25a0-"._'\u25a0 '\u0084.\u25a0' \u25a0 -ESNEST ; .WII,TSEE', mining engineer and part -- owner ot La Grange mine, who has his winter residence ati Santa Barbara, Is "staying* at the St. Francis for a few days.; ' '/ \ \u25a0 ... •\u25a0.'.•-. •,; -.',\u25a0\u25a0.'* WILLIAM T. JETER, former lieutenant governor , of California,; who lives at Santa Cruz. Is at .the Palace/. ; ; r'l; ' '\u25a0'}''.' \u25a0' ' .\u25a0'"*.' • ' '\u25a0 ' * \u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0'" MILTON; PRAY y and " Mrs. : Pray of Burllngame v.^have taken permanpnt quarters at the St. Fran-* . cis for the winter. ' •.-."•' '...\u25a0-" E. T. COOLEY, a shoe, .dealer of Fres£o, isat '.' the Argonaut.;,' .„\u25a0•\u25a0•- - . .., . Merchandise and- Glove Orders A gift that you : can select in practically no time:.you can send it for the price of a postage stamp; it's redeemable at any time in any of Hale's California stores. Certain to please the recipient. Sample Leather Handbags Because these handbags are new and - shaped, splendidly made, well lined, stylish, and because we secured a .and' have strong frames. Many are sample ' line which we can sell at fitted, some with Parisian ivory fit- half price, or less — we- rightly term tings, this ,' our most important leather Walrus or seal bags, in black, tan or goods sale of the holiday season. green ; worth to 1.25. Sale 95c Thejjags are winter styles, artistically Walrus or mottled leather bags, in black or colors, with plain or fancy frames, with gilt mount- ings; some leather lined. Val- ues to 3.00, for 1.25 Mottled calf, pin seal, saffian or walrus grain bags, in black, grey, red, brown or lavender; gilt fancy frames. Values to 6.00, for 2.45 Among the higher priced ones are some of the popular large bags with outside pocket, and many are fitted with toilet accessories as well as coin purses. Some among these have beautiful frames of gilt and pearl. \u25a0 savings here of about tCT^^^^^°^v ,^^^^J^T^<^^''^^^^^^^ ing inducement, besides the pleasure of select- j| •.^^^^^^v^J^w'^ ing from a wonderful variety. For the most 'IN^^^^^^jr \ ji.^CV Aa, part fancy patterns ; prevail— and the assortment ffl^^*^^^^-r^^w^>4wv^^^? is rich in opportunities for choosing holiday \i PERSONS IN T H E NEWS SUNDAY,' DECEMBER 4, 1910. Stylish Undervalued Gifts for Mister and Master The, men's and boys' department, replete with holiday merchandise, offers some popular priced novelties among practical things, and suggests 1 them for the man's 1 or boy's Christmas. Many packed in holiday gift boxes, convenient to send away. Silk four-in-hand; ties, with silk suspenders to match, in blue, green, lavender and other colors. The set, 1.50. Silk lisle hose with poplin silk four-in-hand tie to match, in black,- tan, red, green or lavender. The set, 50c Silk lisle four-in-hand tie with silk clastic suspenders to Smoking jackets "or house coats, shown in dark patterns in heavy flannel, with frog trimmings. Each, 4.50. Large mufflers of heavy black surah silk, 1.00 and 1.50. Embroidered silk barathea mufflers, 3.00. Phoenix knitted mufflers, in black or gray, 50c. Terry cloth bath robes in light patterns, 2.95. Heavy flannel bath robes 1 in dark patterns, 3.50. MISS C. THOMPSON, author, of "In Search of a Sinner," Lillian Russell's play, is at the St. > Francis. DR. F. B. WHITNEY, a physician of Seattle. and Mrs. Whitney are registered at the St. Francis. •\u0084 r v A. N. PIPPIN^ and ! Francis G. Blasdel. navy officials of Mare Island, are registered at the ; St. Francis. \u25a0 < • DICK FERRIS, a promoter of L(m Angelw, and Mrg. Ferris are registered at the St. Francis. .'. « \u2666 • JOHN LLEWELLYN, a steel manufacturer of . Los Angeles, Is registered at the Palace. . • • • GEORGE B. AGNEW, a mining engineer of Xew York, Is registered at the Fairmont. -_\u25a0 •.' • "*',•\u25a0• JEFF McELVANE, * oembeT of the state board '| of equalization. Is at the Palace. E. P. NEAL, r a real estate man of Los Angeles, • Is registered at the Palace. J. E. KTRKPATRICK, a lumberman of Escanaba. ". Mich.. !b 'at the Palace. W.. p.* ROBINSON, a roalman of Wheeling, - W. Vai. is at the Fairmont. D.'A. CHAPPELL, a mining engineer of Denver. • - is at the St. Francis. F. C. CHINN, an optician of Sacramento, ' is at the Union Square. .J.. J. E. FISHBITRN, a < banker of Los AngeJes, . is at the, Palace- , BRADLEY LEE, a Los Angles attorney, is at .*the Palace." E. C. ATKINSON, a Sacramento merchant, ; la . at ; ' the- r Argonaut. \u25a0 ' '\u25a0 \u25a0•-.•• - .. . " , Values to 7.50 for 3.75 and 4.50 Values to 10.00 for 6.50 Holiday Time Is Glove Time — And Glove Time at Hale*s means stocks at their best for glove quan- tity, glove quality and glove variety. Special attention given to the selec- tion of popular priced lines is ap- parent in these few mentioned 1.50 Pr. — Women's 3-clasp overseam French suede gloves, with fine silk embroidery on backs; a fashionable dress glove, in black, gray, tan, brown or canary. 1.50 Pr. — Men's l-c!asp street gloves, . pique or cape; also pique mocha 1.50 Pr.— Boys', women's and misses* 1-clasp Dent, gloves in the assorted j tan shades. If doubtful as to size, color or style, send a Hale Glove Order. 99 PER CENT FAVOR RAILWAY STRIKE Engineers and Trainmen Are Conferring With Officials in Chicago CHICAGO. Dec. 3.— Representatives of approximately 53.000 conductors and trainmen employed on the 60 railroads west of Chicago, who have demanded an increase in wages averaging 15 per * cent, are holding daily conferences here with the general managers; It isi estimated that the "new scales asked .by . the men will exceed in amount those asked by the engineers recently, which aggregated almost $5,000,000. Heturns from the strike vote being taken on the western roads by tl\e en gineers since the breaking 1 off of nego tiations with the managers several weeks ago are being sent from the various roads to tfce headquarters of the organization In Cleveland.. and will fee counted in Chicago December 10. It is reported that 99 per cent of th^N. engineers of. several of the big western «0 railroads have voted in favor of a, / strike unless their demands are granted. The ; railroads offered an advance of about 9 per. cent