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ILL FATE HAS PURSUED THE PASSENGERS Had Been Transferred to 01ym« pia After Steamer North= western Was Wrecked Last Word From the Wireless Operator Said Boats Were Ready to Launch at 12:4S o'clock this morning. The only -information received concerning the wreck was a brief message from the company's agent at Valdez, Alaska, paying that the vessel had gone on the reef. The message, sent at 10 o'clock this mornlnpr, said: "All hands on deck." This is taken as indicating that the passengers and crew were preparing to take to the boats. The Olympia tailed from Seattle De cember fi, with 26 passengers and sev eral hundred tons of freight. The pas- Fingers who went north on the Olym pia first sailed on the steamship North western, which grounded in False bay. Fan Juan island, early in the morning of December 2, a few hours after *ailin£ from Seattle for the north. The Nnrthwostern's passengers were brought back to Seattle and resumed their Journey on the Olympia, which was hurriedly put into commission. THIMv MAXV PASSENGERS LEFT The Olympia had already called at Cordova, and as only a few of the passengers were bound for ports west at there it is probable that not more than a dozen passengers were aboard the vessel when she struck. The Olympia. an iron screw steam ship of 2.537 tons gross, was built at Olasgrow in ISS3 and was christened the Pur.bar Castle. Later the vessel was transferred to American register and her name changed to the Olympia. Her home port Is Seattle. She wan under command of Captain J. T. Daniels and was valued at $250,000. The Bliph island reef, -where the Olympia struck, is unlighted. This locality has always been dangerous. Three Alaska liners have been wrecked within a radius of 50 miles of the point where the Olympia struck. They were the Oregon, the Saratoga and the Northwestern. The. Northwestern was salved and repaired at great expense, only to be wrecked again 10 days ago. VESSELS ARR 11.1, FATED The Northwestern was floated from her perilous position in False bay yes terday and brought to Seattle, where she is aprain undergoing repairs. The loss of the Olympia, at a time when the Northwestern is out of commission, is a serious blow to the transportation facilities of the north. The Alaska steamship company is not the only one to suffer In recent wrecks, the Alaska Coast company having lost the steamer Portland at Katalla only a month ago. FUN MADE TO END EXPOSITION FIGHT California Delegation Counts on Securing Favorable Vote in House and Senate Continued From Pace 1 eminent should stand sponsor for the celebration. CRESCENT CITY VI'AXTS AID "If the decision is affirmative it trill then take up the question where the site should be, from the standpoint both of its accessibility to the greatest num ber of people and its relative nearness to the canal itself. ; If it approaches a Folution on a sound basis New Orleans xvill inevitably win and the govern ment as surely feel itself under an obligation to contribute toward the financial and artistic success of the en terprise." This means, 5n short, that New Or- Jpans will ask for an appropriation from congress. San Francisco, by pledging itself not to ask for a cent of government aid, thus gets first place in the fight. OPPOSITION TO MONEY VOTE This is shown from the attitude of such good friends of New Orleans as Congressman Ollie James of Kentucky, who Kald tonight: "I am in favor of New Orleans for the exposition and will vote for that city BRp-inst San Francisco, but -I' am op posed to giving a dollar to any exposi tion, and when that question comes up T shall vote against any appropriation 1 . If New Orleans attaches to her bill for the exposition a demand for &.- govern ment appropriation I can not support that city." The Washington newspapers today contained large advertisements asking everybody to visit California headquar ters at the Willard and see the pictures cf the rejuvenated San Francisco, "the exposition city, 1915." This stirred up the New Orleans boomers and they are at work trying to offset the drift toward San Francisco. . . • AID FOR SAN" FRANCISCO Interviews have appeared in .the "Washington papers favoring San Francisco, and other interviews from tniddle western waterways advocates urging New Orleans to switch its plans from a canal exposition to a •waterway exposition and thus gain the enpport of th« Pacific coast for the lakes to the gulf waterways project.' Ohio. Indiana, Illinois. Missouri, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania end other sections are stirred up over the project of securing Pacific coast support for the deeper waterways pro ject, and are urging New Orleans to g-ive up the idea of holding the Panama canal exposition. They are glad to throw their support to San Francisco In return for Pacific coast votes for the deeper \u25a0waterways plan. This pressure upon New Orleans Is pteadlly growing, so that if the matter i? not settled by the house during' this week it is certain that New ' Orleans •will b© weakened In her plan to hold the Panama fair. ATHENS CONTEMPLATES LOAN FOR IMPROVEMENTS Consul General William H. Gale of Athens writes that the mayoralty of Athens is contemplating the negotiation of a loan of J3.000.000 to $4,000,000 with the object of applying $2,600,000 of the proceeds to the refunding of the munic ipal debt and th« balance to the carry- Ing out of proposed public works, not ably the completion of the asphalting Of th« principal streets. Ijovo. has even been known to sur vive the marriage ceremony. In the Sacramento and Jan Joaquin Valleys STOCKTON SOCIETY FOLK ARE ACTIVE Judge Jones Delivers Address on Poe Before the Philo mathean Club STOCKTON, Dec. 11.— Judge E. I. Jones addressed the ladles of the Phll omathean club last Friday on Edgar Allen Poe and his works. The judge delivered an Interesting address. He termed the poet the "poetically haunt ed" writer, and read from a rare vol ume of "The Raven,", which was Illus trated by Dore. Mrs. Edward Taylor .read Poe's "Bells." The musical feature of the meeting consisted of a piano solo by Mrs. W. E. Dawson, two vocal solos from MacDowell by Miss Labelle Ger lach, accompanied by Miss Helen Thompson, and a solo by Mrs. John Raggia. A paper on the development of the organ was read by Mrs. C. B. Smith. It was written by Miss Flynn. Mrs. Rose Edwards, who directed the club's recent minstrel show, was given a gold purse by Mrs. J. J. Meiggs in behalf of the organization. The Philomatheans are pleased with the results of their entertainment, as the building fund was Increased $700. After the adjournment of the meet ing tea was served, the tafcle being adorned with hollies and greens. It was presided over by Mrs. J. J. Meiggs, Mrs. Elta Humphrey. Miss Ferguson arid Miss Lottie Ruggles. • * * The ladies of the Aldine club ac sembled at the home of Mrs. Sanford last Monday. Mrs. Agnes Finkbohner read a paper on "The Division of the Netherlands." Mrs. Tom Bonney read a paper on an old opera, "L,a" Musette de Portici," which was sung in Bel glum during the revolution. Amusing selections from "Knicker bocker's History of New York," were read by Mrs. Roblins. Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. B. Walters gave Interesting sketches of Benedict Spinoza and Pieter Hooft. The next meeting of the club will be held at the residence of Mrs. Ella Homage, 102S North gutter street. •\u25a0 • • Miss Marjory Bidwell gave a flve hun dred party yesterday afternoon. The rooms were decorated in pink, carna tions being used. The guests were the Misses: Mirabel gtewart Alberta Whale (JeixTiwe Wiley Phyllis Widdows Marie Gravem Elsie Bert bean Lucy Kay Gladys Koch Hawl Rider Helen Cramblltt Julia Young Mildred King . Ivellau Thompson Veda Nelson Evelyn Oergbacber Helm Clowes Myrtle Lynch Retina SmallfiplA Hetty Cluff Geraldlne Confer Berniee Johnson Bmtna Schneider Kthel Dltx Bethel Guernsey Bernlce Westhay Harriet Guernsey • * • Miss Elsie E. Carter, daughter of Mrs. Medora E. Carter, and William F. Turner of Ripon were" married last Wednesday at the bride's home in North Lincoln street. The bride was gowned in white and attended by her sister, Miss Alice Carter. Ernest Turner, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Rev. J. W. Lundy of the First Presbyterian church, officiated. Fol lowing the ceremony a wedding break fast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Turner are spending their honeymoon in San Francisco and will take up their resi dence at Atlanta, this county. /** ' * A surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Doty last Wednesday even- Ing by 30 of their friends.' The occa sion was their third wedding anniver sary. The couple received numerous handsome gifts. • • • Mrs. Fred Read gave a bridge party Friday in honor of Mrs. Frank Schu maker of Alameda. Mrs. Read's guests Miss Gertrude Llttlehale Mrs. la Rue Cross Misß Marjorte Uttlehale Mrs. W. B. Thomas Miss Grace Blake Mrs. Blossom Steiner Miss Edith Sherman Mrs. George Burton Miss Maud Williams Mrs. Paul Weston • • * The bazaar given yesterday at the residence of Mrs. C. L. Six under the auspices of the Young Ladies' aid so ciety was a success. The society real ized $97. 55, which will be devoted to Christmas charity work. . The^ features consisted of a musical program to which Mrs. John Raggio, Miss Ladd. Miss Myrtle Stephens and Miss Georgia Strohmeler contributed, and the refreshment and fancy work booths. Those in charge of the candy booths were: Miss Nadine Burnett; Miss Myrtle Stephens, Miss Eleanor Young, Miss Janet Adams and Mrs. Lois Newton. . Those who sold needlework were: Miss Helen Hough, Miss Edith Sherman, Miss. .Hazel Burge, Miss Genevieve Gross, Miss. Maud Williams, Miss Grace Blake, Miss Lottie Ruggles and Mrs. John Fisher. . , . Those who had charge of the deli catessen booth were:. Miss Irene Walsh, Miss Ann Smith, Miss May Dunne, Miss Julie. Rossi. Mrs. J. E. Zlegler, Mrs. Paul Weston, Miss Thelma Hurrle and Miss Gertrude Llttlehale. '-/..-': . The Mozart club held its, semimonthly nWetlng last Saturday at the home of Miss Mary Amelia Fuller. • The sub ject for discussion was "Who the Trou ba'dors Were and What They Did." The next- meeting will be held at Christmas time. : . ' • • «: .- • ..\u25a0• • . 'Two. bridge parties were given • -by Mrs. W. A. Bertheau last week, the first' on Tuesday and-tlie second 'on Thursday, There were, five tables at each occasion." The rooms were deco rated'with holly, berries and greenery. The members of the Tres Olmos five hundred club were .entertained last week by Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Latta. Dr. and Mrs. W. J; Backus -will entertain next. \u25a0\u25a0. : f ./• . .'.v'-V'.j", ... The Monday bridge "club. - met last week at the home of Mrs. J. M. An derson. :::v-^ \u25a0 \u25a0 . \u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0'\u25a0•\u25a0 . . ..• Mrs. J. D. Brennan entertained the Northside bridge club last week. Personal Mention Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fish spent . Thursday In San Francisco. ' J. 11. Eddy wag in San Francisco . Thursday. \u25a0 Mrs.' Stewart P. Elliott Is spending a week In San Francisco. •« -. r . \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-• 11. W. Earle is a Ruest at the StJ Francis, v" William Mathewfson of San Jose visited Stockton friends tbis week. \u25a0 Mls« Vivian Fish, a senior at the University of California, visited her parents in this city this week. Miss Thelma Hurrle Is in San • Francisco vis iting friends. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rainier of -CapJtola were the guest* of Mr. and Mrs. TV. B. Nutter lant week. \u25a0. \u25a0 . \u25a0 Louig Goodman and Miss Bessie Goodman are In San Francisco visiting friends. Ml« 8 Belle Summers of Oakland was the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. 11. Stanley, last week. Mr. and Mrs. P. w\ Butters, formerly of Stockton, have returned to this city after an absnnce of 10 -years in Alaska. They are the guests, of .Mr., and Mrs. W. C. Miller. Mrs. Henry Hahman of • Santa Rost is the guest of Mrs. T. E. Connolly. CYCLIST IN-JTIKED— Coasting down Bush street on a bicycle last night. Y. Klshiba. a Japanese, collided with an automobile driven by C. V. Albln of IS4U .Pine ; street. The Japanese was remored to the central emer frenry hospital, sufferifc from fciceration» about the head. - . THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY; DECEMBER 12, 1910. CONCERT PLEASES CAPITAL SOCIETY McNeill Club Opens Sacramento Musical Season With In= teresting Program [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11.— The Mc- Neill club, Sacramento's musical organ ization, opened the season of'lDlO-ll with a concert at the First Congre gational church Tuesday evening. The audience crowded the church. : The club has grown so that it now has the maximum of singers and listeners. Further expansion is barred because no hall in the city will house an In creased membership. The big numbers of the evening were Bullard's "Winter Song," Buck's "Bugle Song," "March of the Men of Harlech," arranged by Bremer; Kollner's "Morn ing Wood," and "While by My Sheep," by Jungst. Miss Zulettia Geery was at the piano and Miss Lizzie Griffin at the organ. Miss Norma Smith was the soloist of the evening. A quartet consisting of M. /Cheno weth, E. iH. Jordan, J. M. E. Morrill and H. S. Mclntyre scored a hit. • \u2666 • Miss Maud Jones presided over sev eral tables of the Saturday matinee bridge club yesterday. The guests were: Miss Nell Schaw Mrs. Thomas J. Cor Miss Edna Sheehan Mrs. DaTid _g. Wasser- Miss Bertha Orau roan Miss Kate Herrick . Mrs. Georpe W. Lane Miss Helen Howe Mrs. ' Frederick J. Miss Kate Dagg'an Schwartz Mrs. Frederick U. Fan- Mrs. Grove b. Johnson cher . • Mrs. Hernord Drescher Mrs. E. VT. Twltchell Mrs. Ormiston Swayze Mrs. William Qulnton Mrs. William E. Klein- Mrs. Robert T. McKis- Borge irk . : , • . .. , Miss Kathryn ElMs presided Wednes day afternoon over a tea In honor of Miss Helen Rees, Miss Ethel Hardy and Miss Ivy Hardy, the out of town guests of Miss Priscilla Williamson, who made the fourth in the receiving line. Miss Mac Heltman and Miss Gretchen Grau presided over the coffee machine, Miss Nina Heilbron and Miss | \u25a0Leita Jones poured punch, and Miss Janet Ross, Miss Hazel McKevitt and Miss Augusta Quaas assisted. Among those bidden were: Florence Grau Eleanor Beard Gretchen Grau I'ntello Ryan Elua Grau Muriel Brown Laura Siller Mabel Bontz BubT Siller MUdrrd Conner Clare Phinney Gertrude Clauss Neva Curtis Sybil Clanss Vera Crouph Kdna Conner Marjory May Ruth Wiseman. Orletta Elliott Vivian Yarborough Loila Lindley Eva Conner Elizabeth Finnle Natalie Buffum Irene Pritchard Gertrude Runyon Hazel Pritchard Eleanor Hart Irma Phelyer • Belle Hetchman Evelyn Coslan Ellzabfith Stltt Claire lyavenson May Osborne Selma Lavenson Mrs. Reginald McSwaln Emily Gillls Mrs. Harry Krebs Rita Harney Mrs. C. A. Stark- Rpclna Harney weather Wlnona Smith ; Mrs. William C. Wright Gertrude I^eemas Mrs. Ritchie Sale I>>Blie Genunc Mrs. Roy Cothrin Jeanette Hatch Mrs. Homer E. McKee Scrtnide Runyon Mrs. Allyn Burr Elsie Siller Mrs. Elwood Woodburn • • • The A. O. literary club was enter tained Saturday evening by Miss Eleta Alvord. The 15 members of the club are: Miss Georgia Colgrove Miriam Pipplt Miss Olive Curtain Ruth Pipplt --- •• . Miss Mario Glassman Elsie Smitb Mlrs I«uclle Jeffords Etta Wood Miss Winifred Kent Mabel Weber - Miss Frances Storer '' MUlicent Weber Lois Ln Forge • Miss Alvord Mildred La Forge • 0 * » The luncheon Thursday at which Miss Hazel McKevitt entertained Miss Helen Rees, Miss Ivy Hardy and Miss Ethel Hardy, was one of the exceptionally pretty preholiday affairs. A holiday message was conveyed to the guests on the place cards. •- • • Miss Eula Glide entertained at luncheon Friday at the Hotel Sacra mento. * Place cards of the Gainsbor ough in colors completed the decora tive scheme of pink and lavender. Cov ers were laid for: Mrs. Presley L. Lyklns IMlss Leila Llndley Mrs. Ernest yon Loben Miss Valentine Me- Sels Clatchey . Mrs. Chester Cordon. Miss May Cunningham Mrs. Royal B. Giffen Miss Beth Hoghson Miss Claire Lavcnson Miss Florence Grau Miss Corfrey Hnll Miss Elsa Grau Miss Estil Stephens •. * * A birthday party was the function of the members of the Tuesday club this week. The Hotel Sacramento af forded the rich setting for the affair. There were less than the usual num ber of toasts, they being confined to three of the early past presidents — Mrs. Finley R. Dray, Mrs. A. A. God dard and Mrs. William Beckham. There were vocal contributions by Mrs. Walter Langbothom and Mrs. J. W. James, and a trio sung by Mrs. James, Mrs. Ed ward Prideaux and Miss Nalda War rington. . . MOSS HEIRS SUE TO PARTITION PROPERTY Death of Son Clears Title to Farm Land [Special Dispatch to The Call] STOCKTON, Dec. 11. — Friendly suit has been brought by Mary B. Percival against Carrie B. McDougald and other heirs of the late W. S. Moss Sr. for a decree partitioning the property among the heirs. . When W. S. Moss Jr. died a few weeks ago it was thought that his es tate consisted of personal property val ued at about $500, but the death cleared the title to 592 acres of farming land near Lathrop, the remaining unsold portion of the estate of W. S. Mdss Sr., worth $30,000. There are six equal in terests, three children of W. S. Moss Sr., living In California, and the heirs of three children npw deceased. The three children in California will each receive one-sixth and the remainder of the property will be divided among the children of the decease^ heirs. In 1884 W. S.MossSr. deeded to the son, who recently / died, the tract; of land as a life estate. The latter was declared incompetent about six years ago and a •guardian" appointed.. In 1904 his estate was appraised at $45,812.30. The guardian fought considerable liti gation and In the second" annual, ac count' filed the court -allowed .out of the estate for attorneys' fees the sum of $15,000. Other costs cut down the estate to its presentvaluerof $500. The life estate was not Included and will go to the heirs. • ' TRADES COUNCIL TO GRILL CITY TRUSTEES [Special Dispatch to The Call] VALLEJO, Dec. 11.— An invitation has been extended City Trustees George A. , Tripp and William^ Herbert -to ap pear, before the -trades and, labor coun cil at the : next sessloni'and* explain why they refused to vote : for a municipal electric; lighting plant, 'j:-, A' petition for the; recall of these two officlalsfis being circulated. \ Trlpp " has, promised to //attend,' but said that he was against further,-b6nd-_ ing of the city. >It,is also \u25a0 believed that Herbert'willMieiohihand.*";:-'.'-,-. v . . CONTRACT WORK URGED BY HATCH Superintendent of Asylums Says Day Labor on State Build= ings Is Expensive; [Special Dispatch to The Call] . / SACRAMENTO, 'Dec. 11.— AH /state structures, particularly, those for state insane hospitals, should be erected under the contract system is the recommenda tion which Dr.: F. TV. Hatch,' superin tendent of state Insane .asylums. ; will make in, his annual report to : the" gov ernor. The ; system of .constructing state buildings by day labor, he points out.is expensive 'and generally a-fail ure and has: given rise to friction, be tween subcontractors "- and hospital superintendents. Doctor Hatch .reports also that\ close study and investigation Into'the causes of insanity in the'- state brings to light that 26% per cent of 1,830 cases ex amined were due to excessive use of alcohol .and drugs, and that: 5 per cent were due to red. plague affliction. The estimates made by. the . hospital boards on the- necessary running ex penses for. 1911-1912 have reached $3,000,000. " • : , SCHOOLMASTERS' CLUB c DISCUSSES PENSION PLAN Professor of State University Advocates Measure [Special Dispatch to The Call] STOCKTON. Dec. 11.— The Sari Joa quin schoolmasters' club held Its semi annual banquet last night at the Stock ton, the guest of honor being Prof. A. P. Lange of the University of Califor nia. He advocated a bill to be pre sented at the next session of the legis lature to provide pensions for teachers. L. E. Armstrong, editor of the Sierra Educational News, also spoke in favor of the bill. John Humphreys, factotum of the club, presided. Those present were: A. F. Lange. L. E. Armstrong, State Sen ator John T. Lewis, Assemblyman E. H. Mc- Gowen. City Superintendent of Schools James A. Barr. County Superintendent of Schools E. B. Wright, County Superintendent of Schools elect John Anderson, Postmaster F. E. Ellis. Principal Ansel S. Williams of the Stockton high school, O. H. Grubbs, H. O. Stanley, D. Lucas, L Inch. E. H. Ridenour. John Williams, Fred Ellis, B. F. Duff, L. Brittain, L. W. reart. Charles Miller. A. W. McGowen, L. M. Pease. J. J. Barrett, L. C. Kline, John Wilms. Ed Van Vranken. J. S. Reed, F. A. Ballaseyus, L. D. McKlndley. W. H. Lom barrti, Adolph Johnson, K. Fermison. A. L. Cowell, D. M. Morgan and O. E. - Kuhn. H. & S. L. RAILROAD WINS RIGHT OF WAY Condemnation Suit Decided Fa- vorably by Court [Special Dispatch to The Call] HANFORD, Dec, 11.— The Hanford & Summit Lake railroad won the first Important point-decided in, the maze of litigation in which" It and the Interests behind the Latori & Western . railroad are enmeshed, when Judge Covert in the superior court 1 here decided In favor of the H. &S. li. its suit in condemna tion against Moses Starr et al., grant ing the railway right of way over land upon the payment of nominal damages. The next important matter to be de cided In the motion to dissolve the In junction restraining the H. & S. L. from continuing construction on the 960 foot bridge over Kings river. This suit is in the Fresno courts and will come up this week on a motion for change of venue to Kings county. RURAL READERS LIKE BRANCH COUNTY LIBRARY System Proves More Popular Than Was Expected [Special Dispatch to The. Call] WOODLAND, Dec. 11.—^The branch library system, recently established in this county, is meeting with much more favor among the rural residents than was expected. ' It is estimated that more than 300 rural readers are availing themselves of the opportunity to secure books .from the county library. Thus far Miss ' Stella Huntlngton, county librarian, has established branches at Davis, Knight's Landing, Winters, * Broderick, Dunnigan and Guinda. Applications have been re ceived for stations at Rurhsey, Blacks, Esperto, Yolo and Madison. ' , — — : . DEPUTY LOSES A BOY PRISONER AT THEATER Kindness Repaid by Leaving Official in Lurch [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11. — The kind ness of Deputy Sheriff Evarra of Los Angeles last night lost for him an lone charge ho was j taking to the reform school. , Avarra arrived- in Sacramento yesterday with John Phillip Ashbury, aged 18, on his way to the : Preston school of Industry, but being unable to make train connections had to stay overnight. He decided to give the boy a treat by taking him to a local vaude ville house. During the performance the boy made his escape. < SOIL SURVEY WANTED FOR SOLANO COUNTY [Special Dispatch to \ The Call] ; VALLEJO, Dec. 11.— Resolutions ask ing that a soil survey ; be made of the agricultural lands of Solano county have been adopted by the board of su pervisors and a copy lias ; been 'for warded the secretary of agriculture at Washington. - Rah john and Morcom JHVT DEALERS Pictures of^^Mer/f— Tastily Framed A VERY LARGE STOCK- AT REASONABLE. PRICES Statuary - \u25a0 IN MARBLE, BRONZE AND PLASTER Art Craft Goods • '^W BOOKrENDS, ; HAND- BAGS; STICK •^g^v WATCH FOBS, CUFF LINKS,. .240 Po£ Street : - ".408 Fourteenth Street j San Francisco Two Stores '.Oakland RAISIN GROWERS TO FOR CORPORATION Growers Will Organize: $ 100, 000 Company at Fresno to Protect interests [Special Dispatch to The Call] . - FRESNO, Dec. 11.— A^ corporation, capitalized at $100,000,; to be known as the- California ; raisin warehouse com pany, and organized •' to receive and store, 'raisins and Issue negotiable storage certificates, has just \u25a0 been launched in this city by a number of prominent growers. \ A committee. of representative grow ers has been, named to look after the interests of the raisin men and ccc that they secure legal protection against any irregularities which may occur , in the ;f uture. . . ; ; . "•lt is. the purpose of this committee to employ Francis j.Hene'y to investi gate any irreguiarlties which may. oc cur in the raisin packing organizations in the future with a view to institut ing prosecutions.' In case there are any prosecutions, they will be' for viola tion of the anti-trust, law. .'-.-, .. . A mass meeting of raisin growlers will be held in , this city next Thurs day. Incorporation' papers will be drawn up by. that time. . \u0084T he committee which has been con templating the inauguration of. a com pany to handle the raisin 'crop is head ed by Hans Karrer of Sanger. Other members are H. TV. Wrightson, presi dent of the California farmers' union; A. Sorensen, president of the Califor nia farmers', union, inc.; W. D. Foote, Joe "D. Biddle of Hanford." and TV. T. Mattingly.. . . Upon the incorporation of the com pany, the flrit; work to be undertaken will be the'rilsposal of the remainder of the 1910 crop. , SACRAMENTO VALLEY ADVERTISING PLANNED Development Association Is to Spend $50,000 in East [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11.— The ex ecutive committee, of the Sacramento Valley development association has called a meeting for December 17, when the plans for expending the $50, 000 advertising fund, which has almost been raised by subscription, will be taken up. It is proposed to bring the valley before homeseekers by sending salaried lecturers throughout the east. Magazine advertising and printed lit erature will also be prepared. SAN FRANCISCANS IN RECLAMATION PROJECT Big Tract of Land on Tulare Lake Bought ISpectal Dispatch to The Call] HANFORD, Dec. 11. — James New land of '•• San Francisco and ' J.< Minturn and G. 1 W. Goodfellow of (Fresno have concluded a -deal for the purchase for about $60,000 of 3,808 acres of land on the west side of Tulare lake, the tract formerly belonging to the Tulare West Side company and D.« S. Cohn. Part of the land is submerged in the lake and the plan of the purchasers is to reclaim this with extensive levees and then to plant the entire tract in wheat. THREE YEAR OLD BOY IS LEFT ALONE IN HOTEL Father of Roy Stevens Is From Medford, Ore. Not half so much distressed over an empty stomach as at' the thought that he might never see his "daddy," little Roy Stevens, 3 years old, was taken from the Hotel Dale in Turk street yesterday and placed temporarily in the juvenile home. Roy had been left alone in the hotel for two days. He and his father. S. E. Stevens, arrived at the hotel Thursday.- Ste vens registered from Medford, Ore. He left the boy •in the room Friday and did not return until Saturday after noon. In the meantime the lad had been found crying in the lobby and had been fed by the hotel attaches. Saturday afternoon the father again left, and Roy stayed in the room until hunger ' and fear again drove him downstairs yesterday. . Policeman Cavanaugh was asked to see that the boy was taken care of until the father could be found. Roy was prettily dressed and it is believed that his father is a businessman of Medford. HOLDUPMEN TAKE BROWNING'S WINNINGS Robbed While Returning From Seven Mile House After winning $50 by gambling at the Seven Mile house : Saturday night, Charles Browning of 918 Chenery street was held up and robbed on his way home by three masked men who con fronted him with drawn, revolvers, James Summers of 57 Church street was with Browning at the time and was included! in the holdup. The thugs got $28 from Summers. • Browning told the police that he had been playing the lottery at the Seven Mile house and had quit" ahead of the game. He said that his winnings had been watched by three. men. ; The three men, he said, had evidently laid in wait for him and caught him a few minutes, after he had left the road house. They threatened to shoot to kill If any outcry was made. ,\ ; ;' :•; COOK ACCUSED OF BirBGLARY-^Joe Castro, a cook, wanted on a charge of burglary, was ; . arrested in Oakland yesterday afternoon by Detectives J. U Drolctte and J. H. Salllvan Castro Is, accused by Antone Payan of steal ing a, suit, of clothes, from a room at: 515 Bush \u25a0 street; '. November ; 29. BULLION WAS FILED f AND SOLD AS DUST Smith had employed them to sell the gold fillings. , Bix Tex said he had heard of Smith' in Idaho," but had not met him until about 20 days ago. SMITH PARRIES QUESTIONS But from Smith and the woman the detectives could gain no information to assist them. Although Smith him self shows the ravages of opium, he is still possessed ;of keen faculties, while the woman is exceptionally clever.KvJ- "The gold was given to me by a man named Johnny Gibson." was the story unfolded by Smith last night at the city prison. "Gibson is known as Little Johnny' because hie is just the opposite. . I knew him in Denver as a gambler and racetrack followed. He rode as far as Ogden with us on the train and gave me the bullion to sell out here: I don't know where he is now." -\u25a0 Smith would not admit having had any dealings with the "Woodsons rela tive to selling the filings. Mrs. Smith told the same story about the two of them having come from Denver about two months ago,. but other than that their stories are at direct avriance. She said she knew no Johnny Gibson, knew nothing of any bullion and said she had no safe deposit box here. She also said that she and Smith had been in eastern Oregon before going to Den very for the summer, while Smith said they had been in Butte for two months before going to Denver. He*sald. how ever, that he had been born in Oregon 39 years ago. WOMAN IS ATTRACTIVE • Mrs. Smith Is a very attractive little woman of 27 years. Her maiden name was Margaret Henry and she says her home was In Columbus, O. She says she w*as married to Smith seven years ago. Although thoroughly fatigued by the questioning, of the detective and the loss of sleep since her arrest, she was very bright and alert last night when taken to the office of the captain of detectives. She insisted that she had no statement to make. She submitted to poses for the cameramen GREAT BRITAIN CAN TALK WITH CONTINENT NOW Telephone Enables London to Converse With Paris The telephone connection of Great Britain with the continent has been established. The new cable which con nects London with the mainland has been tested and its success has ex ceeded expectations. Communications are easily understood. Paris and north France and Belgian cities can now be called up from London and vice versa. The experiment will now be made -to ascertain whether communications be tween Marseille And London are pos sible. If the experiment is successful connections will be made promptly with Germany. After Its completion conver sations would be possible between Ber lin and London. HAITI BUYS RIFLES FROM AMERICAN FIRM Under date of August 6. 1910. Amer ican Minister Henry W. Furniss, Port au Prince. Haiti, reports that President Simon .of Haiti purchased from an American firm 1,000 Springfield rifles, instead of purchasing rifles in Europe. Minister Furniss adds that the order is to be followed as soon as practicable by further, orders for 2.000 more rifles. Some people dispense the milk of hu man kindness in brick form. Christmas - Excursions This year the Santa Fe l^ teg Jm will sell excursion tickets fllifeJaS^MH December 23, 24, 25, 26 and for New Year's 30, 31, January 1 and 2, all of them good to return till January 3, 1911. /!.JW,i i 8 fffj^Acknowleclged to be Years giljS|L the BEST \JHh9 6-gr world. BoMled in Bond M (27) — M'BiWbJ 8 !!?^ " Cedar Brook Dl.itUlfry, B ™"**'*^^™^^^^ -. .- \u25a0 • .Lt&TvrcnccbiiTfff ivy. t ~ \u25a0 Contlnned From Pace 1 and had a laugh at their expense when one of them had a mishap. The names of the four prisoners were placed in the detinue book awaiting 1 possible developments which may de termine the status of the quartet. It the crime was committed . at sea the federal government may be called upon to handle the prosecution. As the loot was brought to this city and j partly disposed of, however, it is believed that the local authorities will have jurisdiction. Gold of the value of nearly $7,000 was recovered by Moffatt from a safe deposit box in the Bank of Italy branch in Market street. The box had been engaged by Mrs. Smith, and when it was broken open the police found five bars of gold. In another safe deposit box in the same bank, the key for which was found on Smith, was found a belt \u25a0with shoulder straps made for the purpose of carrying a bar of gold. The gold has been Identified as part of a shipment of $170,000 to the Fire men's fund insurance company. Th» officials of the company have been very active co-operating with Moffat ln the arrest of the local members of the gang and endeavoring to find the re mainder of the missing $59,000. LEAD SUBSTITUTED FOR GOLD Details of the theft are Jarklng be cause of the refusals of the Smiths to talk. The boxes containing the bul lion had been opened by removing the ends. Pig lead was inserted in place of the gold and the substitution was not discovered until the delivery was made in Seattle. Just how the gang operated has not been determined-. That the detectives narrowly escaped a desperate battle with Smith was in dicated by Mrs. Smith when she said she was glad the detectives had not found him In the rooms, as he had a 38 calibre revolver under his pillow which he woxild have attempted to use. Jack McCarthy. Dan McCarthy. G. A. Porter and Harry Wilbur worked with Moffatt on the rase while tha police end was handled by Detective Sergeants Edward O'Day and Pat O'Connell and Detectives Richard To bln and Thomas Maloney. SHAH OF PERSIA HAS A $500,000 PIPE Set With Gems for State Occa- sions Only The shah of Persia possesses, per haps, the most valuable pipe in the world. It belonged to his uncle, who received it from his grandfather. It is the Persian official pipe, and is smoked only on state occasions. It is set with rubles and diamonds and is valued at £100,000. When trie shah Is not using the pipe> It is kept in a glass case and carefully guarded by a high court official, whose duties are a 9 little onerous as those of the director of an arsenal. The reason for keeping the pipe so closely guard ed, and in a case, is that some years ago a grand vizier was surprised in the act of removing some of the stones with the point of his poignard. What happened to the grand vizisr we are not told. RUSSIA TO USE WIRELESS TELEGRAPH IN SIBERIA \u25a0 The Russian government !s contem plating the establishment of.an exten sive • system of- wireless telegraphy across Siberia and probably also a net work of communications over Russia proper. A number of tests are being made with different systems looking to a large Installation.