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Secretary Dickinson Points Out
Woeful Inadequacy of Army
and Ammunition
Confidential Report Advising
Council of Defense Is Re=
turned by House
TVASHINGTON". i}e.?. 14. — A report
from the war department showing how
inadequately the country is protected
against Invasion from foreign govern
ments was sent to the house today as a
Ferret document, and, aftrr several con
ferences and hurried telephone mes
sages, was returned to the war depart
ment'bora use the house could not re
ceive a secret report.
Jlembcrs of congress who saw the
before its withdrawal say the
report of Secretary Dickinson points
out that the country is wholly unpre
pared for war: that there is a woeful
inadequacy of m«»n, guns and ammuni
tion; that, the army should be reor
ganized, and that a council of national
defense, with a secretary of -war at its
h^ad, should he created by congress.
The report of General Wood, marked
'\u25a0confidential/ dealt with these matters
»5d grave official- notice of matters of
mor*' or less common knowledge among
army and navy experts in this country
and abroad. In fact, the real signifi
cance of the document is that It makes |
official admission of conditions already
tveil known among army and navy offi- '
General Wood, before the house mili
tary committee, furnished interesting)
information. He discussed the whole
subject of national defenses, told where j
the weak points lay. and laid particular
emphasis on the possibility of attack
from the orient. He did not give vent
to any alarmist views, but talked con
fidentially of the prudence of taking
Immediate action to guard against any
possible trouble from Japan or China.
Representative McLachlan of Califor
nia, author of the resolution which
brought about the official expositions of
the weakness of the military defenses.
"A foreign country could land 200.- j
f-00 troops on the Pacific coast in SO j
<!ays. and the only intimation of trou
ble worid toe- their blowing up of the
mountain passes, thus preventing com
munication with the east. In the three
Mates west of the Rocky mountains —
California. Oregon and Washington —
\u25a0we have S.COO regular troops and 5,000
Ftate militiamen. The best military
authorities sev that it would take
ye«.rs to dislodge foreipm troops if they
*>\-t>r secured a foothold under these
conditions sind that it would cost the
United States a billion dollars."
W A bill introduced 'by Representative
J Hobson embodies the administration
I idea of i national council for defense
«nd if the result of his conference with
Profcidert Taft Secretary Dickinson
r. n«l otiier officials.
The holding up of the report grew
«ut of opposition of Representative j
Taivney of Minnesota, chairman of the
j«. MiropriaUon committee, it is said. He
is understood to have had his attention !
• ailed to It some time ago. He called
the attention of the president to the
policy of retrenchment .in appropria- '\u25a0
tions at this time and advised him that,
figuratively, if the conditions cited in i
• the report were made public the whole
retrenchment policy would be inter
fered with.
After looking up precedents '*? the
speaker conduced there was no war
rant for the reception of the report as
a confidential communication. There-!
fore he returned it to Secretary Dick
inson with a polite letter, calling at
tention to the rules of the house, which
\u25a0require all ordinary executive com- 1
munications to be printed.
A recognition of the force of the |
word "confidential** marked upon the!
document would involve its reference
•o a secrot session, -which, the speaker
said, would be a procedure unprece
dented for nearly a century.
Secretary Dickinson receix-e<l this let
•«>r late in the _ day. an<l consequently
n-ithhe!d his answer until tomorrow.
It is probable lie will withhold from!
the house the appendices to the orig- \u25a0
inal report which contained the con- '
fldential matter, and resubmit the doc- j
ument. omitting the injunctional /con- |
IS WORTH $200,000
Will Divides It Between Widow
and Two Daughters
The will of Frederick W. Zeile, bank
er and businessman, who died Decem
vir 3, 1910. was filed for probate yes
;»rday. It disposes of an estate worth
;;*.out $200,000, dividing it equally be-
i -.veeTi Ida Mary Zelle, widow, and
Mnrion Zeile and Ruth Zeil?, daugh-
Horace G. Platt. the attorney, who
\u25a0was president of the Geary street rail
way company and well known in club
and political circles, left an estate
worth $£5,390. according to the ap
praisement filed yesterday with the
county clerk.
It comprises $16,060 in cash, bonds
worth $25,000. city realty valued at
$12,500. and shares in various corpora
tions. Four promissory notes of H. C.
Stiliwell for $60. -$50. $50 and $40 are
appraised as worthless.
The West End improvement club
has sent a communication to the
board of public works, agreeing to
buy $65,000 worth of the 1904 sewer
bonds iPffue. which will mature in 1911.
The f^lperviFors were petitioned to
install a lire system at Brunswick and
I^owell streets, 150 ffeet from the new
Mongfellow school. ,
EKGUfEEE IS BITKKED— TIie explosion of a
pas generator ,ln a buildinp at Eighth and
Minna streets yesterday t-everely burned It. E.
Roble. a stationary rngineer. Eoble wag
treated for burns on tbe face, nerk and hands.
TO BE PLAYED— A Christmas party
T«ill be ri^pn Friday afternoon at tlie Califor
*nla rlnb by tbe members of the trblst section
of the Cailfomla club. It will be an lnri
tetioasJ affair. Mr*. Joseph . B. ArtUmes Is
ctalrmaQ of the committee on arrangements.
New Alcazar Theater Will
Rise In O'Farrell Street
Design for nea> Alcazar theater to be built in north side of O'Farrell sirczl j
between Powell and Mason.
Belasco & Mayer Intend to
Build New House for Stock
. Company
The new Alcazar theater will be lo
cated within a block of the lot occupied
before the lire. Announcement was
made yesterday by Belasco & Mayer,
proprietors of the Alcazar, that a site
for the new playhouse had been secured
in the north side of O'FArrell street
between Powell and Mason. Before the
fire the Alcazar theater was in O'Far
rell street directly opposite the Or
Cunningham & Pollto are the archi
tects for the new playhouse. They an
nounce that ground will be broken
early in January and that they expect
the Alcazar will be open for plays dur
ing Thanksgiving week of next year.
The new theater will embrace all that
is new* In theater construction. Special
attention will.be pa,ld to acoustics and
line of sight. The full stage will be
visible from every one of the 1,500
seats and every whisper of the players
will be audible, to. the audience. The
interior will be arranged so that not
a single supporting column will be
Until tlie. new Alcazar is completed
Belasco &. Mayer will continue to pre
sent their stock company in popular
plays at the playhouse at Sutter and
Steincr streets, which was constructed
shortly aftor the fire.
Exercises of 1910 Class to Be
Held Tonight
Graduating exercises will be held to
night by the class of 1910 of the Roose
velt school, in the school building in
Arguello boulevard, ntfar Geary street.
The program arranged for this even
ing opens at 7:30 o'clock. The pupils
to be graduated are:
Cdltb SHdncr jAndrovr Dfwine
(iopbia Van Bcntheni iCUarlPs Durand
Nathan I^orln |Jnspph Harlow
Sinclair Trimble {Edward . Howpll
Norma Bortflson ll.snra T-undberg .
riuih Cohn ll>culla I.ynoh >
IliitU Caldrrwood l.ogise 1 AJtsje
Tbcda Culv«f 1'..-rina Mahonr.r
Cima C-nx Henrietta Mnll»>r
J'-nnlp lirrtrccnzi Klfie McKenzie
Martha \u25a0 Ffdderson Kll»»n Masters
Ailfvn Fl«fhcr PorpttJi Moyles
Uuth Fiwhw Ktta NrUoa
F«lth Howard Wluiclmißa Ralston
Allwn Jones Grace Rwd
i;thPl Kaufman •'.' Edith Stern
Marguerite Komraer Albert John«on
Ed» Kelly Ra.rniPn<l Ohlson
Ethan Alien Fred Roth
Thomas Ahem |Ralph .<pie?cl
Normal School .
T^iie graduating exercises of the San
Francisco State Normal school were
held last night in the school building,
at Buchanan and Waller streets. There
were 42 graduates. The exercises were
opened by an address by the president,
which followed by a rectation, a -violin
solo, song by the. quartet, a vocal, solo,
hoop drill, chorus by the boys, the pre
sentaton of the diplomas and the class
Popular Naval Commander Is
Assigned to Important Post
Among yesterday's, naval orders was
one assigning Commander George R
Salisbury to duty as governor of. Guam
and commandant of the 'nava.l; station
there, to relieve Captain Edward J.
Ddrn, the present governor. ''-' ;;- •..'.'.
Commander Salisbury is regarded as
an officer of unusual merit and 'is pop
ular not only: among;his associates but
among his many civilian friends.' -He
is well known- on this coast, where he
has served, in .the.pastjand-is 1 highly
esteemed socially.; This will not, be his
first experience in a post of-the<kirid
to which is ordered.; as . he; served as
commandant of the naval station' at
Culcbra, in the West Indies, prior to
his assignment to ,the command of the
gunboat Wilmington, now in Amoy,
China, from which he is detached to
assume his' n,ew duties.
Commander Salisbury ' and Com
mander W..G. Miller, recently detached
from duty- as, inspector of J the. local
lighthouse -district, were - among ' the
officers who established " .the Massa
chusetts nautical school on the steamer
THREATS AGATNST LIFE— Martha Calderwood,
188 Guerrero Etreet, swore to a'warrant;yes
terday against - Prank E. Ritchley, charging:
him with making; threats against .'her' life.
The ca«=e will -.be heard this morning.
DFSERTEE CATJGHT— Ban . Mateo, Dec. 14.-
. Constable Michael Sheehan cautpred la Ma
- drone today William O. Proeer. alias J.: Curtis,'
rhar*«M with the ' theft of a saddle ' from -.-jfcm
Hull of ." San . Carlos, six \u25a0 months- ago., - Prnia»r
coofe»*M • to \u25a0 Sheehan - that he Is - a deserter
from the armj-.
Birthday Carnival to Be Held
and Contest Inaugurated
for Festival Rulers
Haves valley is planning for a spec
tacular Washington's birthday carnival
and the merchants, property owners
and dwellers in that section of the city
are united in their efforts -to have a
splendid -celebration.
The contest for king and queen of
the carnival has been started and the
balloting Is becoming exciting. The
reception committee has planned -an
automobile ride for the candidates for
every Saturday night preceding the
selection of the rulers.
The parades of presumptive kings
and queens will be headed by a brass
band .and will proceed through the
Hayes valley district and through the
important business districts :of the
city. Drum corps of the Native Sons
parlors of the city will also participate.
\u25a0 A contest for the honorof represent
ing George Washington and Martha
Washington at the carnival has also
been inaugurated and many children in
the district have entered the competi
tion. . .
. Chairman M. E. Magnus of the con
test committee reports .the sale to date
of 42,000 votes for king and queen.
The voting at present; stands as fol
For queen — Rosa Cohn l.r>oo, IJose O'Hrlrn 601,
Irene Hflgar 460. Mabel Way Ssl. Ada Thomp
kins .142. Mary E. Byrnes 242, Minnie Schmidt
19.", Gertrude Brlngle 166.
For king — Jlmmte Byrnes s.*iO. HRrold Nichols
347, Ed Btehn 231. George Tletgea 183.
The officers, committeemen and
boosters of the Hayes valley carnival
I'resldent. Carl F. Ernst: first Tlee president,
D. R. Ilees: second rice president. Maurice Bal
lin; third rice president, T. J. McManus; fourth
rice president, Georjre W. Springer; necretary,'
Charles Ramsay; assistant secretary, "W. F. Mc-
Klnney; treaßurer, W. 11. Torpey.
Trustees — M. Kdward Magnus. M. I>. ; T. W7
RiTers, J. Gordon. W\ H. Gallagher, Frank
Jcwpll, T. A. . IMardon, f. A. Jones, C. F. Mar
Fiuanre — W. . 11. \u25a0 Torpoy, chairman ; M. Ed
ward Magnus, M. I>. ; T. W. Rirers, Arthur
Flßke. George WV Springer.
Printing and publicity — M. Schinltucatk, chfl+r
man: W. F. McKlnnex. D. R. Rpp<«, >r. Caltnl,
C. H. Samann, F. E. Lynch, James Fellom, R.
A. Uicrdan.
Music and (lancltis — T. J. Manderille.'
Athletics— R. A. IMonian. W. 11. Gallagher,
C. F. Marshall. I). R. ReIKS. .
PsradPs — C. F. Marshall, T. A. Rlordan.
Oecorations and Lights — M. VowinkJe. M.
Schinetscbek. J. -J. Mcilanuf. Harry M. Oben.
Costumes* — George W. Springer, Charles Ram-
Contest — M, • Edward Magnus. M. P., chair
man; L. Abrams, Mrs. M. FitrgorHld.
Iteceptions — Max Maxnue," M. IX,' chairman:
D. R. Itecs.
Prizes' — TV J. '^Mandevllle, chairman; 0. F.
Marshall, \V. P.cruzott.
H. Vnwinkie ( chairman) 11. M. Kellj
Jas. C. Nealoin William Borcorlch
Ida Baker Dazicl F. M. Pharioo
P. STrtlntch J. P. Kelly
A. Lewald ' ' George McCarthy •
P. Scholtz . M. L.- Rapheld
Dr. E. F.- Schloot Dr.H. Hpptein i
Dr. C. S. Mcßulre \u25a0 Frank McOowan .
Ilr. E. J.Kreely H; W'reden •
nu^h Keenati William J. Keenan
John Nightingale . William J." Ramsay * -
ndinuml Schnutenhaus ' I)r; T. A. Rocho
Nathan Stein Arthur Fiek
Pr. O. F.Uanscn F. A. Kulils '
George Hlldebraixlt J.W . Sparrow
A. H. Moreotn Dr. William Browning.
Joseph Shensoa ' J. Rapheld
R. E. Lynch , . Robert Shcnson
Dr. W# E. Janke . H. Cohen
T. J. Manderille A. Goldstein
N. Larsen. ' R. E.. White - ' •
L. Abrams Dr. C. H. Cumminzs
Leibold M. Fabry J. Gordon
William Schmidt . Ph. Eisner'
Emile Cohen H. Bernard
David Brrues U Mumford
Dr. W. l\ Eagan . W. J.KeanMly
11. C. Worth i A: W: Morgan
H. Geilfurs Fred TJnz- • -
Carl Geilfur« V George Lyons' '
William Roger E. Scbulz -
W.Bcrnzott " >r. Terkeltauli
W. Baner L. P. Kay
George Sheehan . Carl Seballenberzcr
E. Hannifin " .
" The first performance by : .' : 'thV-Frehch
theatrlcar society of: San Francisco will
be given- at Golden GateCommandery
hall,- 2137 -Butter street. 'Monday even
ing. December, 26. The •French come
dies, "Ceusette en Prison" and: "Une
Nuit Blanche," -will be ; un
der 1 the .stage .direction; of * Max Bin
helm. ; , Popular * soloists ..of - the ; French
colony will assist; arid.; Adam's 1 Christ
mas hymn, "Cantiquede Noll," iwill be
sung. The : offices \ of * this'} French'i the
# atrica\ society are located at; 3s Mont
gomery street. ; Members of the French
colony and' Americans linterested : in the
French-, lanjruagei and', drama' are ; in-"
eluded in the membership."
.14.—^Moses Bray,- a rancher; ofi the I Jag*? dis
. ' trict, \u25a0 who : is . said ? to ' have c recently . inherited
.a fortune,, WES; crushed, to ! death 'under; a; fall
: inp : tree ; on . his , place : uear> here : this ; tnornins.'
J. 4; — A.-.Wllkln«on, \u25a0 a-; stenographer In the
ptrwt : department, -was^ appointed: secretary to
i ! Mayor •-Frank'K.'iMoti-.todajvxas? successor Ho
Stale Senator Elect * Edward iJ. • Tjrrell. •
Wounded Insurgents Bayoneted
by Order of the Federal :- v
: Commander \ • '
Thirty Parsons Who Refrised'tc
Testify to; Innocence of
Official Are Shot
WASHINGTON', Dec. 14.— The federal
troops have routed/ the-,-revolutionists in
Chihuahua and captured the city of
Guerrero, p.ccordinsr to a. telegram re
ceived today by the state department
from Ambassador Wilson in Mexico
City. "Tills cleared'tlie state of Chi
huahua -and other parts of the country."
said Wilson, "of all organized resist
ance to:. the government.
No Prisoners Taken
AGO, near Pedernales, Dec. 12," via El
Paso, Tex-, Dec. 14. — In yesterday's en
gagement the revolutionists fought
General Navarro to a standstill, al
though 'inferior in numbers. Seventy
four persons were killed.
Navarro took no prisoners — it is con
trary to iiis orders— and in his camp
today there \ were no wounded of the
other side. The bayonet had com
pleted the work of the, bullet.
A horrible instance of the- barbarity
of the campaign 'occurred after the
battle. Every man in the hamlet of
Cerro Prieto (dark hill) was brought
before the mayor, to prove his Inno
cence of participation in the revolt.
Thirty could not do this. As fast as
their identity became known they were
taken out and shot. They are included
in the number of dead.
General Navarra places his own dead
at one captain, one lieutenant and 12
soldiers. Twenty-seven." of his men,
including two officers #^\vere severely
wounded. Among the latter was Gen
eral Brandon, special correspondent of
the Mexican Herald.
Five insurgents who ran out of am
munition and surrendered were bay
oneted. One of them, who had fainted
from a bullet which grazed his temple,
took the bayonet thrust in the rib and
was left for dead, but during the night
recovered and escaped. He grinned
as he told his story.; When the corre
spondent related the tale to General
Xavarro today the latter laughed
heartily as if enjoying a joke on him
self; ~f,'lj}i
The battle began "at 11 a. m.. and
lasted until 4 p.m. and. occurred .at the
village of Cerro Prieto, 100 miles west
of Chihuahua, at the. base of /two low
hills nine miles 1 .east of -here. -Two
hundred revolutionists - had occupied
the_. hills \ during. 'ttfej^previous night.
When General -.XaYarro;: with* 45ft » of
his advance guard passe J- east of .'the
hills the insurgents; opened "flre, but
did little damage owing to'the distance.
Later, when the field pieces came up,
Navarro shelled them from their : posi
tion. The revolutionists retreated slow
ly, firing from the shelter of .adobe
houses which .dot the mesa. ;. .At- 4
o'clock, their ammunition having run,
low, they took up a position at the base
of a range'of low mountains -five miles
southwest of Cerro Prieto. V -.>J:
The most serious loss suffered by the
revolutionists occurred in an adobe
house in which they: had taken cover, a
shell wrecking the place, killing and
wounding several, but not; before they
had accounted for a number of ' the
enemy. {:•>?•
General Navarro's official report
places the number of insurgent dead
la. Sunday's battle at 80. :
The Associated Press correspondent
saw , 33 dead, but * generally -was unable
to determine to which side they be
longed. Navarro admits that he lost
in killed two officers and 12 .men and
27 sefiously injured. The revolution
ists place their own dead at 19 and
their wounded at one.
Revolutionary .leaders today, acted
like victors. Reinforcements arrived
here to. the of; 200 and the
chiefs declared "that they; were ready
and expected another; battle tomorrow.
On the other hand, dissension seemed
to have appeared within the "pronuh
ciado," or Madejrlsta ranks. Sj
Last night Pancho" Villa, a famed
bandit, with. 25 of his for
sook the path of patriotism for / the
old line of endeavor. .-. They, beat and
robbed a Chinaman, extorted $2,000 in
Mexican moneyj.from the. native super
intendent of Gabriel Saenz ranch and
burned a ' store at Padernales. They
threatened T to kill- the station agent at
Padernales, -.-who is" a brother- of the
store keeper, /because . hhre r refused to
give them two horseshoes.
Tho station agent,' who is also; the
telegraph operator, deserted the sta
tion; today; In fear,, of. his life. .Villa's
defection was admitted by the ; other
insurgent chiefs, who -declared Hhftt- he
had harmed *the; cause and 'had "done
no fighting. _
Lad Who Stole .Opera Glasses
Asks for "Probation
"You" big calf, dry; your tears," said
Judge Lawlor 'yesterday to/ George
"Williams, .22 years old and with, a
phygjque Tike "Jim Jeffries, who "j was
tearfully, asking to fbe . permitted to
probation. "But the husky prisoner'only
cried the ilouder,:and there were' fears
he ; would swamp the dock.
"Why, ; 'you .were- before ; me in the; old
hall of justice before the,, fire," said his
h onor. "You r ; n amej. t h en wa s Mull er,
and you wept; as you* are ; doing, now." ;
After first denying his- identity with
Muller -he owned ;:up.',; Then". he cried
some more. :,. The matter/.was put over
until today- for Williams'* record.to be
looked \u25a0"\u25a0.upi" -\u25a0"\u25a0^^ Williams"; was led v - away
weeping 1 . ; . Some /weeks ago he stole , a
pair of opera glasses. .- ;; , _
\u25a0-".-. " ; Francis . Hope, chief, of ; the -bureau of
information and' exhibits at the.Califor
nlaTdevelopmejit; board,\and; Mrs. Anna
Mayes^bf^-Dlxon vwere| married . : at ftKe
Palace j hotel {'Tuesday.' * Mrsi \u25a0', Hope ; is
an 'extensive ; land V; owiie_r; : in " Solano
county. ; '...\u25a0'•" \ "'\u25a0'\u25a0'-, : '
CALLED \u25a0 TO '/WASHINGTON;^ D.f C— B.< N,- Da
\u25a0'.-\u25a0\u25a0- tls,^ acting \u25ba'assistant "-superintendent? of ' salary
ffji allowance » division i otj. the i postof flee 1 here "S has
' been recalled .to WasMngtou^D.^ C. "The office
, : has>i been placed ;\u25a0• under Inspector -la \u25a0; Charge
\u25a0 \u25a0:-. Harry • Hall. • ' -\u25a0= - v- •-\u25a0?-. v--....\u25a0v --....\u25a0 \u25a0 r-.;-.^
Democrats Object to Calendar
Wednesdays Being Blocked
by Lcng Bill
Speaker Gasmen Submits Ques=
tion to Vote and Protestants
Are Defeated
.WASH INGTOX, Dec. 14.— Renewal of
the fighting on the rules which signal
ized, the last session was precipitated
in the house today by Hughes of New
The question under consideration was
whether, a bill for the Codification and
revision of the lyjws relating to the ju
diciary..; consideration of wliich occu
pied .all Mast Wednesday, 'should again
be taken- up- today simply on the call
of the chairman of the committee re
porting the measure.,
Thequestion was raised by Hughes,
after Moon of Pennsylvania, chairman
of the committee on revision of the
laws, had asked that the house pro
ceed with; the consideration of the bill
for codifyingthe judiciary laws. -
/Democratic members declared that
the judiciary bill might be used as- a
buffer to prevent the house from taking
upVother' bills.
Shirley of Kentucky declared that the
consideration of the bill, which is 203
pages in length and contains 286 sec
tions, might occupy every calendar
Wednesday during the session. Last
Wednesday the house reached only sec
tion 11 of the bill.
After the discussion had proceeded
an hour. Speaker Cannon \u25a0 ruled that
there were no precedents exactly fitting
the situation, but that the house should
not be deprived of doing what was de
sired. By a vote of 146 to 51 the house
decided to take up the bill.
Speaker to Lose Control
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.— The speker
of the next house of representatives
will not name the/committees of that
body. Champ Clark of Missouri, Under
wood of Alabama and others of the
conservative wing of the house democ
racy have agreed that the committees
shall be selected in some other way
than by the present system. This much
developed today.' It probably will be
ratified at a caucus ofnew house mem
bers, who may be called together in
January or February to map out action
on rules and other problems that will
confront the.next house.
Wants Drug Habits Stopped
.WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Illustrating
his talk by demonstrations with opium
layouts,- morphine, cocaine and- other
devices, Dr. Christopher, Koch of Phila
delphia, .vice of- the Pennsyl
vania •board- of pharmacy, argued be
fore the house ways and means com
mittee today, for legislation to re
strict the traffic in habit forming drugs.
He said that 10 per cent of the
retail druggists 1 of the ' United States
engaged 'in the illicit business; that
nearly 50 per cent of the criminals
were "dope fiends." and that the habit
was extending to the professions — law
yers, physicians and trained nurses.
Of the Chinese in this country, he
said, 35 per cent smoke opium. More
than-* 400,000 pounds of opium were
brought into this country annually, and
he asserted that the debauchery from
opium in China in the old days was
now worse than present opium condi
tions in this country.
Lawyer Seeks Restoration
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— President
Taft has been asked to restore to
practice before the Interior department
A. C. Shaw, -former law officer of the
forest service, who was. dismissed from
government employment during the
early stages of the Ballinger-Pinchot
controversy. \u25a0
' After his discharge Shaw took up the
practice of law in Portland, Ore., but
permission to practice in land 'office
matters was denied by Secretary Bal
linger. /
Senators Overman and Simmons and
Representative Page . of . North Carolina
and Senator"; Chamberlain of Oregon
presented the matter today to the pres
ident, who declared that none of the
reports of \ the Ballinger-Pinchot com
mittee had' censured, Shaw.
Taft Consults Congressmen
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— 1n .the con
sideration of candidates for the nine
vacancies which stiir exist in United
States . courts. President Taft is con
tlnuThg • his policy of consulting with
all members of, congress regardless of
thelr ; political affiliations.
Taft .'is also taking "up \u25a0 the general
subject," of patronage with a -number of
"insurgent" ;, senators." - He
ye^terday'a collector of .customs at Mil
waukee on * the of Sen
ator" LaFollette. 'There, are other places
in; sthe? eastern •_-" district' of -Wisconsin
which probably will -go to LaFollette's
supporters. ..' . '.*• '' , ; . \u25a0
Scnatorlßeveridge of Indiana has re
cently recommended a number of post
masters .to - the president, but Jhere is
a. persistent report v that' Taft '; may^ let
allj lndiana, patronage matters go over
ur»il March 4, \_when Beveridge's term
will have expired.
[Special Dispatch . to : The Call]
REDWOOD CITY, Dec.: 14.— The in
junction/suit^of.-Robert i Savage, against
,theY Halfmoon : Bay high school board,
in which .the plaintiff asks the court
to restrain*: the -board from givingUhe
contract "for the construction of a high
school' building.toT.; P.' Frost and Paul
X.",; Jones 'of ; San 3 Francisco, was heard
today^in the- superior.; court. ' ;
. . Savage's bid for the /work was , $260
less ; than } that jof • Frost- and , Jbries^ f but
the Half moo*n Bay>6ri tractor wanted to
more {days ; tocomplete the work than
the successful/ bidders. ; 7 ';
\u25a0The; courtf: proceedings : brought out
the fact that: Savage: had inever. before
built' anything cbut - bridges."
Judge^Buck continued the case to Fri
day. ' •
.TULSA. Okla;. ; Dec. 1 1 4.— Mayor. L. J.
Martin": in' aY published- statement; today,
said that H leaders 'of thei ' liquor .'and
gambling s' element 'had ". 'offered him
|3;7oo>J monthif or protection: "* In reply
the" mayor v saiJ^ that he would lead
future y raids' against the 'resorts r, in
person. l^' ' ';':\"; , v ' .' \u25a0 ; " •';.'_. \u25a0- .
Mrs. John Manning,
Whose Wedding Was
Eyentof Yesterday |
Miss Bessie Huber, Society Girl
of Fresno, Married to
Local Contractor
..Trinity church at noon yesterday was
the scene of the wedding of Miss Bessie
Huber, a young society woman of
Fresno, to John A. Manning, a contrac
tor of San Francisco. Rev. F. TV. Clam
pett was the officiating clergyman. The
bride, who Is the daughter of Mrs.
Mary Huber, a property owner of
Fresno, has taken an active part in the
life of prominent social clubs in that
city, and the 'wedding was largely at
Miss Alma Cordel of San Rafael
served as bridesmaid, and Samuel Man
ning, a brother of the groom, was the
best man.
Following the marriage a wedding
breakfast was served at the home of
F.. TV. Wallace, an uncle of the bride,
in Clay street. Manning and his bride
will visit Del Monte on their honey
moon. Their future home will be in
Salvation Army Issues General
Appeal to Charitable
The Salvation Army has sent a gen
eral appeal to its friends and the char
itably disposed asking for contribu
tions for its Christmas charity. Funds
are solicited for Christmas dinners for
the poor, Christmas trees for poor chil
dren, winter relief and general work.
The Salvation Army plans to distribute
Christmas baskets to 2,500 poor per
sons. Checks should be made payable
to the Salvation Army, and the donors
are requested to state to what relief
they desire to contribute.
Boys Want Flag
The San Francisco Ladies' Protection
and Relief society has a number of
patriotic boys in the institution in
Franklin street, between Geacy and
Post. These lads, with the consent of
the board of directors of the institu
tion, have sent the following communi
cation to the public: .
"We. the; boys of the San Francisco
Ladies' Protection and Relief society,
need a flag and flagpole for the yard
in front of our building. Will some of
the good friends give us one or both
for Christmas and much oblige The
Boys, 1200 Franklin street?" «
$88,666 TAX TO STATE
Appraiser Stanle's Amended
Report Is Filed
The estate of George Crocker -will
pay to the stat© of California $55, 666. 66
inheritance tax under the amended re
port of Appraiser Frank. -.H. Stanle,
filed yesterday. ' .
The first report .fixed the tax -at. a
little more than $!>3, 0007 but_Judge. Van
Nostrand . reduced ' the valuation of the
property of' the "estate. , The heirs are
not satisfied with the extent of the re
duction, and "it is Understood they, will
appeal. ' :
The "inheritance tax is . assessed
against the four. heirs in*' the following
amounts: / William 11. Crocker.'and Jlar
riet L. Alexander, brother and sister.
$30,743.07 each; Jennie A. Crockcrand
Charles Templeton Crocker, niece and
nephew, $15,559.56 each.
Owing to an' "attack of 'apoplexy
L.ouis. Ghulmetti./ a- juror in the trfal
of ; Nathan Pollack -for murder, was" In
capacitated ;f or duty. yesterday. ; Frank
Grabe: was chosen in his place. /Judge
Cabaniss* ordered the' transcript of all
the testimony -hitherto taken read
aloud for the benefit of i the new juror.
Pollack is accused of having shot and
killed his wife, Freda N. Pollack, April
4, 1310.'
[Special Dispatch to The Call] }
l:\ STANFORD UNI VERSITr. Dec. 1 4.'—
; Bruce: O.-Bliven, '11. has been; chosen ,by
the members of the; Hammer and- Coffin
society?' to . edit the Chaparral, : the
university comic ?. paper.- Hammer '\ and
Coffin " is f the ; society which - has i control
of r the : comicl and* a Tplace- on-: the f staff
carries -with it membership- In ; this 'so
ciety." The editor is'nominally the : head
of the society. B9BB&KX9H
PAGES 11 TO 18 |
price'five cents.
Roosevelt Declares Carnegie Is
; Entitled to Praise o! Patriots
of All Countries
Pinchot and Garfield Commend*
ed for Their Practical Work j
for Conservation i \
CAMBRIDGE,* Mass.. Dec. 14.— lit!
speaking on "Applied Ethics/* as th»
Nobel lecturer in Sanders theater te*
night. Col. Theodore Roosevelt touched
briefly on the butldlnsr of tha Panaran.
canal, the progress of conservation, and!
the movement toward universal peacs*
as typified by the recent fisheries de«
cislon at The Hague.
The Nobel lecture at Harvard i 3 pro*
vlded by a fund given by Mrs. "Williarnt
B. Nobel in memory of her husband, a:v
Episcopal clergyman, and is for the>
benefit: of students and the faculty.
Col. Roosevelt visited Massachusetts
expressly for the lecture, although ha
attended a meeting of tbe Harvard
overseers at the office In Boston. He»
was elected a member of the board last
Just before going on the lecture
platform tonight, Roosevelt learned of
the Carnegie Peace Foundation fund.
He hailed the announcement with de
light, and was especially pleased with.
the selection of Senator Elihu Root as
permanent representative of the United
States at The Hague.
Toward the end of his lecture he re
ferred to the gift as providing th»
means of making "real progress" ii*
bringing- about the results which Car*
negie desires to achieve.
"He. is entitled to the hearty pralaa
of all good citizens here." said Roose
velt, "and of all patriots in all coun
"But remember." he said warnlnsly,
"that the ultimate worth depends on
the good, practical sense, tha Judg
ment and ability of the men who, ad
ministering the <und, succeeded in
translating the theory into action."
This translation of the moral theories
of government into practice, or what
he termed "applied morality," he sought
to illustrate by the Panama canal, un
der the direction of Colonel Goethal3:
conservation as exemplified by the la
bors of Garfield and Pinchot, and the
peace movement as furthered by John
Hay and Elihu Root.
He favored the fortification of the
canal and a larger navy as the best
guarantee of peace.
. In his address, the colonel said In
'It Is the easiest thins: In the
world to sketch out in the closet
a system of government; and it is
one of the most difficult things in
the \u25a0world to make a government
really functional. In .iust the same
way It 1« proverbially easy to_
preach morality, and still easier to
applaud it when preached: but it
is difficult to do the only thing that
counts, which is to apply the mo
rality In practice.
. For that reason, \u25a0when I speak
of applied morality — using: moral
ity in the largest sense; that Is,
for the efficient application of the
.principles, the -carrying out of
which, means really good govern
ment — I wish to give concrete Illus
trations. .
For Instance, It Is greatly to the
credit of any nation, of any gov
ernment, when it performs some
vast undertaking which will last
for many centuries and which add 3
perceptibly to the sum of achieve
ments of mankind.' Such an under
taking is the Panama canal.
Last spring, when in Europ*. I
was struck by the fact that every
' statesman I met deemed two acta
of the American people during the
past decade pre-eminently worth
notice: these two being the voy
age around the world, arid the busl
age of the battleship fleet around
the world, and the businesslike effi
cacy- with, which we were doing
the work of the Panama canal.
Again, take the question of con
servation of our natural resource*,
of preserving our forests, our water
supply, our soil, and not only of
preserving them, but of seeing: that
they are preserved for the use of
our people as a whol« and not ex
ploited merely for the benefit of a
few people of great wealth. It is
by no means difficult to make
speeches and deliver lectures on
. that subject, nor to head conven
tions in its favor and applaud dec
larations "in favor of conservation.
But as soon- as men in actual,
practical work begin to apply th«
doctrine" they meet with ail kinds
of difficulties: they are brought
face to face with all kinds of nelfisk
'Interests, and they are exposed also
to the even greater danger of belnjp
- misunderstood by honest men.
Those who actually do the* work
of conservation bave. therefore, a
peculiar claim upon us. While I
was president there were no two
men to whom I felt I owed mor*,
from the. standpoint of the public
service, than Messrs. Garfiem and
Pinchot for the work they did In
connection with conservation.
Their work was done not only
with a zeal of disinterestedness,
but also with the utmost efficiency.
They actually put Into practice as
working principles the theories
which a great many men. Including:
myself, for \u25a0 instance, thoroughly •
approve. , but which were reduced to
action in satisfactory shape for the .
first time by these two men.
| Army and Navy Orders |
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[Special Dispatch to The Call]
TVASHTNGTOX.^D. C, Dec. 14.— Army orders:
Changes in officers of coast artillery corps or
•. Major Herman C. Sfbumm ta ' reH*r»d frrnn
dutlcn and : will sail from San. Fraacls*» for
Manila about March D. "where he will report f«r
duty, i Major Cllat C. H^arn l« reHtred from
duties 'and will can from Mantla abont April 15
for {>ah Francisco, thence to Fort Monroe, Va..
for duty.
Major Daniel W. Ketcham is nlltrtd tn>ta
duties and will »all from Manila for Van . Fran
cisco, thence to Tort Mott. J.. far dnty.
r First ' Lieutenant John P. Kelly, medleal re
serre corps, on arrWal at San Franrlsc*. wtll pm
ceert to bis home. . lie is reUe»ed from \u25a0 actlr*
drfty In the medical reserve corps to take effect
upon expiration, .of present lea re.
Navy enters: Enilyn V. S.-H. Howard Is ds
tached from the Colorado to dnty on the staff of
the commander of the n*eond division. Pacific
Bert, on board the California. _ . •
Pas«ed Assistant Surseon J. S. woortward i«
orrtered ob dtitj at the naral hospital. Mar*
Passed Assistant Sonreon H. L. Smftch, Is d«
tache.l from duty at the natal hospital. Mar»
Island, to home to wait orders.
ADMITTED TO PAKOLEr— San Mateo. Dec> 14v— .
Harry I*. Pnt.'er. former proprietor »f a res
taurant In Burllnsame,. and Edward Sonsers. a
Tender of flowers at Tnirrt and Market *tr*et«.
San Francisco.^ wer» admitted today to parole
• by Justice of the Peace VS\ G. Lofeland. They
< are ciarjed ' wttli wholesale theft of bicycl-s.

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