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Terrific Storm Comes as Climax
to Excessive Hot Wave in /
Death Valley
Thunder Roars and Shacks Are
Turned Into Houseboats
by Great Floods
SAN BERNARDINO. July 22.—Cloud
bursts that filled canyons with debris
and turned bunk shacks at the mines
into houseboats, has marked the climax
of-A hot wave which I sent the mercury
upv lo 140 degrees in the Death Valley
sink. The terrific heat drove out all
of the human Inhabitants of the desert
Just in time for them to avoid the
heaviest precipitation from the moun
tain regions surrounding the sink ex
perienced for 30 years.
The climax of the storm developed
terrific cloudbursts vln remote regions.
One mining camp was almost entirely
obliterated when the floods deluged the
Copper hills. * The distant roar of
thunder ln regions more than 100 miles
from this city could be heard here.
News of the devastation caused by the
storms has reached here In piecemeal,
the fragments pointing to unusual
changes. In the topography of certain
sections. v>
Railroad traffic was Interfered, with
during the fore part of the week. Santa
Fe officials tonight' report that the
backbone of the storm had been broken
along the route. The damage has been
repaired and trains will be moving near
schedule today., 77; .' *
I During the fore part of the week the
Gideon- Marshall camp was aroused by
the roar of water rushing down Alkali
gulch. The miners leaped from their
bunks to see a wall of water, 15 feet
high, Just turning the bend in the rocky
canyon before breaking over the camp.
Several narrow escapes from death in
the flood occurred.
George Harkness was struck by, a
tree | trunk and was hurled into the
awter. He was saved by a shift fore
In the zone intersected by the Ton-
Tidewater railroad many canyons
were almost completely filled with
debris, while at the Boston gold quartz
property. 15 miles north of Silver lake,
seven bunkhouseff were carried away
and a number of horses were drowned,
while the Chinese cook was carried for
a long distance down the canyon; being
found next day helpless from exposure
and his terrible battle for life.
Electric Storms Make Trouble
PHOENIX, Ariz., July Electric
storms, general throughout the north
ern and central portions of the terri
tory, have rendered telegraphic com
munication more uncertain that it has
been for years. Lighting systems of
this and other places also have suf
fered. Last night In Phoenix street
lighting was intermittent and the Glen
dale suburban electric line was out of
commission altogether. "-"■?"..¥'
The government telegraphic lines
east-and west of Maricopa were dead
for some time yesterday, as were the
wires along the Santa Fe road. West
ern Union linemen who had Just com
pleted wiring new poles yesterday at
Ashfork were Just boarding a train to
leave when a bolt of lightning de
stroyed their entire work. .
President of Publishing Com-
pany Accuses Officials
' WASHINGTON. July 22.—Postmaster
General Hitchcock was called on today
by the house committee on postal ex
penditures to submit original copies of
all records and stenographic notes
bearing on the controversy between
the department and the Lewis Pub
lishing company of University .City,
Mo. .
. E. O. Lewis,, president of the,com
pany, declared today that postotfice offi
cials had plotted: to injure his business
and his counsel, Edwin C. Madden,
former third assistant-postmaster gen
eral, declared the department submitted
to the Lewis company' a blank form
containing a long list of questions re
quiring that they be answered within
24 hours.
"Lewis said it took him,' with 40 as
sistants and at an expense of $10,000,
seven weeks to prepare answers ac
curate enough to be sworn to. He said
the department was thus trying to'en
trap him by forcing him to give inac
curate answers In the sworn statement
Robert W. Haslam, Express
Rider, May Not Recover
CHICAGO, July 22.—Robert "W. Has
lam, "Pony Bob," as he was known In
the early days of the plains, where he
earned a reputation as a daring pony
express rider, is paralyzed at his home
here, and it is thought he can never
recover. "Pony Bob" carried the : flrst
news of the election of President Lin
coln through a country beset with hos
tile Indians. He rode through the Piute
country In Nevada In 1858 and brought
help to the settlers at Cold Springs
when they were threatened With an
Cincinnati Paper Is Bought In
for $420,000
CINCINNATI. July. 22.—The Commer
cial Tribune, .a * morning newspaper
with all Its equipment, was sold at
sheriff's sale today to Francis T.
Homer,'> a Baltimore attorney, for
The sale followed a judgment ob
tained by the Union Savings Bank and
Trusi-company, of this "city as trustee
for $250,000 land one by Francis T.
Homer for $196,000.
-* The * property was appraised at
Four Persons Hurt, Three ot"
Them Fatally
ST.* JOSEPH, Mo.; July 22.—As a
Burlington southbound passenger train
neared Phelps ; City. Mo., this; after
noon one of three automobiles contain
ing !a party: of ;tourists from Farragut,
la., to Langdon, Mo., '.was struck. Peter
Field died of his Injuries half an hour
later,-and Miss' Clara Coy of Farragut
died after being taken to a hospital.
Miss Murchmen!- of 4.Farragut, is i prob
ably . fatally Injured • and 4 Mis. :' Olga
Realms of Shenandoah, la., are seriously
Injured. ': 'rSMMMBBMBIK.: J-
. That pier below the Cliff ' House, .on
the ocean beach, hold, the suction pipe
from .which '•>. la pumped! the ".; water for
Lurllne Ocean* Water ? Baths %at I Bush
and Larkln streets. Go In and; Inspect
our pumping. plant on the Great High
way the next time you are at the beach.
Rich Recommends That South
ern States Exhibit at Fair
on Long Avenue t
Building for Industrial Demon
stration May Be Made •
in Wheel Shape
A suggestion for the erection at the
Panama-Pacific international exposi
tion of a building for Industrial demon
stration has been made to the exposi
tion " directors by A: J. Rich of New
York, who gave valuable assistance
to the Washington delegation during
the" period, of the fight for congres
sional recognition and Is now a visitor
to this city.
Rich's suggestion, which. probably
will /receive the consideration of the
proper- department at a latex date, la
to have erected a building In the form
of a wheel with several spokes or long
exhibition rooms radiating from a cen
tral .court or hub. In this building
space would be g reserved for plants
which would install; machinery, and
show the complete process of the man
ufacture of some article from the raw
material to the finished state. - * '
During a trip through several of the
southern states .In the interests of the
exposition Rich outlined a plan to
have all the state buildings of south
ern states erected along a single ave- i
nue, at the entrance to which should
be a large electric arch emblazoned
with the words "Dixie Land." ;
Members of the San Francisco Motor
cycle club have undertaken a campaign
to bring the annual meet of the Fed
eration of American Motorcyclists to
this city ln 1915. Delegates are to be
sent east by the local club in the In
terests, of the proposed meet, and If
they | are successful the gathering in
this city In 1915 will bring together
the greatest number of motorcycle en
thusiasts and result in the most elab
orate program of motorcycle races in
Chairman Frank L. Brown of the ex
ploitation and publicity committee of
the exposition company is planning to
advertise the exposition in a unique
way at the Kansas state fair in Hut
chinson, Kan., September 18 to 27, when
Kansas will celebrate the semicen
tennial of its admission to statehood.
President Taft is to be the guest of
the state September 26, and in ; the
historical parade to be given - on that
day the exposition will be represented
by a magnificent floral float A carload
of choice California flowers will be
sent in a refrigerator car to Hutchin
son and used ln decorating the float.
The Los Angeles fruit growers and
shippers have sent to this city a con
signment of oranges, the wrapper* *of
which contain an exposition . seal. It
is planned that this method of giving
publicity to the exposition shall be
adopted by all the orange shippers ln
the south, and If the Idea Is carried
out It win be of Immense advertising
value through the annual shipment of
30,000 carloads of oranges outside of
the state. \
Meetings in Various Parts of
City Hear Speeches
An enthusiastic meeting was held by
the James Rolph Jr. club of the thirty
seventh assembly district last night ln
Druids' hall, corner of Hayes and La
guna streets. The club, of .which C. L.
Queen Is president and S. G. Whitney
secretary, now has 150 member.. , Ad
dresses in behalf of Rolph for mayor
were made by M. J. Kuhl,. Henry New
burgh, John W. Bweeney, C. F. Jones,
H. M Owens,* George Gallagher and
Joseph E. Phillips.
In Foresters' hall, Irving street be
tween Eleventh and Twelfth avenues,
last night, a well attended meeting was
held by the Nonpartisan Voters'
league, at which the following spoke:,
Daniel C. Deasy for police judge; L. J.
Dolan and Fred Eggers for sheriff;
Edwin G. Bath for public administra
tor; O. C. Wilson, Daniel O'Connell and
John ; A. McGee for district I attorney;
Edgar Apperson, John L. Pollto, Ralph
McLeran, John D. Condon, * Charles A.
Moraghan and E. R. Zion' for super
visors. ...
- John A. McGee opened his Independ
ent I canvass for district! attorney last
night in a hall. at, Twenty-fourth and
Castro street.. In addition to • McGee,
those who addressed the meeting .were
John W. Sweeney, ,J. S. Phillips and
George Gallagher; candidates for super
visor. ' "'■■.''■'' .' :■■
The Forty-fifth District P. ;H. , Mc-
Carthy club: met In the Bijou - theater,
538 Montgomery avenue, last night. C.
A. Rabing," John A. "Kelly,, John O.
Walsh and C. * A." Nelson addressed the
club. * . '. •■•'-. .;■'■'' >
The P. H. McCarthy Railroad Em
ployes' club held a successful meeting
and high Jinks in the Third and Town
send streets headquarters last night. ;
• The ".. thirty-second district t branch of
the • Young Men's Union 5 Labor league
was organized In Club hall. Twenty
first" and Howard streets,', last night.
Charles Huseey I was "elected president;
D. ; Kenny, '< M. Wallace *■'and M. " Salmon
vice * presidents;';. Thomas Sullivan sec
retary, and M. Leonard treasurer.
The Sunset P. H. McCarthy club held
a meeting at .1265 Ninth avenue last
night. ,: Among the speakers were W. H.
Morrlsey,;president of the club. Super
visors Kelly and, .Nolan; Professors
Barron and Watson' and William -R.
Hagerty. ■, >39ttBM9RsBHHK^nB
Services Will ,Be Held in Mem-
ory of Zionist
The Agudath Zion society, has - ar
ranged an elaborate program In con
nection i with the memorial services
which' it will ; hold In; the Beth ; Israel
temple, Geary street near Fillmore, this
evening, In honor of the memory of
the founder and leader of the Zionlstlc
movement. Dr.'.Theodof Herzl.
Police Also Arrest a Lodger In
Woman's Home " r
Held on suspicion of being respon
sible for the death of, Frank Sullivan,
a negro porter:, living .at 11708 £ Hayes
street, Mrs. ; Lillian . Sullivan Was I ar
rested I yesterday ' morning and s taken to
the city, prison |to await: developments.
Clifford Johnson, a lodger In: the house,
was; also ;taken " into ; custody.
5 '.The; attention "of the authorities was
called *to the death *of Sullivan * when
his '*> wife v called",' the ? park I 5 Emergency
hospital■• by telephone and asked) them
to call with the .ambulance, for a man
'who* had been* stabbed. When the
steward arrived , Mrs. Sullivan - told j him
that ; her ' husband '■ had " returned to her
home suffering from r a number of
knife wounds and * had. asked her to
apply bandages. *■
The police.believe. that Sullivan met
his death in the house. He was fright
fully cut. 7 No knife . with »which such
a crime could have"' been ■ committed
.was' found r on . the ; premises.
Mrs.» Sullivan * was i arrested about j a
year . ago in - Oakland on a" charge of
having j killed a man named Anderson."
She,was exonerated 'after a hearing.
■".* AND ROBBED OF $150
Two Masked Men Rifle Saloon's
Cash Register
Two daring robbers visited-: the
saloon of Walter Lassen at 241 Steuart
street .-early yesterday morning and
held up •-John Palomonia," the';, bar
keeper. .They took $150 from the cash
register, some small change from Palo
monia, and - then ' left. The police were
notified and made a search - of the
neighborhood, but could ' And no trace
of .the' men. Detective Ryan detailed
a force of men to search : for the men.
Palomonia! is \ unable ;to furnish the
police with a description of the robbers,
as their features were hidden by masks.
They wore "dark clothes and appeared
to-be young men. Neither had much
to'say. ■. . 77;
Chamber of Commnrc A restwal of New Ihings ,«^,.
Tomorrow at WM^^^^S> Oakland Store
%mtm^^OOOGOOD^^ "—■
After-Vacation Equipment Sale Famous Hale Domestics
For Families Equipping the Home After the Summer Vacation—For Mothers Equipping the Children With School Dresses. ■■' Prices Tell Our Story.
Dress Gingham—27 inches wide, in stripes, Zephyr Ginghams— showy nov- Hemstitched Towels—A huck weave, with Mercerised Damask—Bleached:...:
checks and plaids. Per yard ..8*?. elty patterns in this 32-inch fabric. Reg- .fancy damask patterns; size 22x38 inches. 58 inches ocr yard "' ' '.. 38*
Apron Gingham— in blue and white "'ar 25c yard, now ../..../.... ...19^ Also an all-white towel; worth 25c, now. 64 inches ' per yard..?......... !!-*s^
checks. Per yard ......./.... 1...... 6# Outing Flannels—Striped ;or checked' ma- each, at ...........................,2a^ 72 inches)!per yard;!'!*.!.".!...,.! 60^
Percales— grounds with figures,' dots terials, for night gowns, skirts, etc. Soft ( Huck Towels—White, hemmed towels, in a Table Damask—All linen, and comes in V/i
or stripes. A good quality; 36 inches and fleecy and a splendid quality at, per -mixed linen and cotton; 21x40 inches. 7 to * 3 yard ' lengths. - These mill short :
wide.* Per yard .................. 11* yard ....;...•.............. ..,..9< Each ........i. 24< : lengths provide some splendid savings in
Yard-Wide Madras—A good 15c quality, in Huck Towels— Hemmed, red borders; size : Table Damask--All cotton, bleached; 58 damask 62 inches wide, at, per yard, 50£
stripes. Per yard ...'.........;.... lltp 18x36 inches. Each ../...*'...... 8* inches wide. Per yard ...v.........25<£ 70 inches wide, at, per yard .v. ..*.;*... BOtp
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Embroidery Sale for Mid-Summer Needs — About V 2 Price
Im f\»Lv A welcome sale, indeed, offering fresh new embroideries for j\ | ft j At 15c a yard Swiss or cambric pieces from 3to 9 inches 11 T~ l,
tIH all midsummer uses. Dainty frocks, underwear, waists, jl ■Eeaai wide, well made and of a quality that will wear well. Also 1/ fl^^
M W corset covers, skirts—all require pretty embroidery, and here is I a .■.. some splendid galoon headings and some pretty 1 -inch. wide . ; ./''^^;;f.
-Ms \-r ; ".'. your opportunity at about Vi price. ML \*J cvrset covers, also flouncings. , ■ .v''.yJmmmq% m Jr : :. r
At ]0c a yard—Fine cambric or Swiss edgings and insertions, rang- At 25c a yard Splendid quality at this price. 17-incfc corset covers ; ."';.
.. A ing from 2to 6 inches wide. A series of pretty floral, eyelets and ' |f||t&i| and flouncings. Also 27-inch flouncings. Strong, showy pat- r. ■ A
Yard conventional patterns. Many heavily worked; all have strong edges. 'Y«a'«»*l terns, all new and fresh. ' . „',' * \"" ;"..:'.-. y-'j
Boxed Hosiery Sale — Quantity Buying Is Economical
7~"* TIZ 1 /^l •/ 7 —A distinct saving event. By buying hc*^ by the box you. get more-and therefore better prices. Better
hi f\Y I/I/ f\fY\ /7TX/1 £ hllfiY&T\i prices still are secured on Hale's ( five-store orders.
1 Ui V ¥ \JI 1 1L/ I Lit ILL \m**l Li ILL I Laß £ —The quality is the best a careful market searching revealed.
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Box of 3 Pairs 45c Box of 6 Pairs 1.25 Box of 3 Pairs 1.00 I Box of 6 Pairs 1.50
D s^ck?n b2l ™eaml«. Wwf«i llnltfhwls aSS A "ght W*'*ht mercer, black cotton hose. "...A highly finished; medium, weight silk lisle he famous "Never-Wei^Out" brand. -A full
toe; fast color- the most inexpensive stock- - called "silk lisle" hy some stores; a seam- hoBe with reinforced high spliced heei , and , fashioned silk Hale hose, with double, elas
ing of the sale, but good enough to give" - ,„„ hose with a faBhlone(l lea--' r6 , nforced _ a six-thread toe. and a double sole; also a . -lL*l*?; rter . v ,att ,B J a Stop-K™
you more than "your money*, worth." * 'e»8 *°" "™ & f Mho"d 1«* reinforced- double top "Stop-Run" garter top. can't '«« of a' ,S itlteh «to?klM
D //J D^ ne- four-thread—heel and toe; has a very high . tear below the garter top. This stocking *ff - medium? weigh* with a smooth^fln
- BOX Of 6 Pats 85c finish;, recommended as a particularly good **5 1^P Ui'«» wearing qualities for its with m reinforced—three-thread—heel and
Six pairs .-women's fine silk 11.1 a hose, fast wearing hose for such a good-looking light .••«".,* ;to^.^ack only . This Ms a regular s for :
black, with double feet, gauze .weight, ex- weight quality. _ * _ 7.- n/Y I*°" quautj.
tra long and elastic 7 7 j v tiOX 0] O ratrsyUC f"l .77 ' IT
BOY nf ft Pair' 125 Mw«' BOX Of C Pairs 1.25 A black cotton hose with tightly knit, double L,nll(lTCn tIOSC
OX OJ V / airs l.mi-/— mmIVJISSCS . .-■ , -J , ... . woven heels and toes; sulphur dyed, which r> /; a* r\ . - 1 1,1? .
A regular 25c flne ribbed . black I lisle hose Six pairs of women s black Maco cotton hose leaves the cotton threads stronger than the . tiOX Of 6 Pairs 1.25
with corded top—so the garter can't slip °' medium weight; very, elastic; full fash-, dyes, which give a more brilliant finish.; ; ii,i „.u,^^. v.:* :*_»\ " , v. *i V .
or easily tear; .Wiles., with double thick- loned; with deep garter tops; double soles, "'Sn'hS,- a'«n7«f 82rhi?h b e,„"^P /* d COt: and^^^x^a^^^^^^''
ness heel and toe; ha. a high .Ilk finish. he els „ tOM . Size. 8 * to 10 . ; ' In" we^ring^quaimis^ J'°U W,H *et much .* black.'vi weiSt""'" 1 '"' •'
Box -of 6 Pairs 2.15 i —; — -, , ./. :. :.. ;.;.,:, : , ,-. Boxof 6 Pairs 65c
"I^rSi^H^^ffl^ 1 See Display — Washington Street Window S!^ 8 h°o,.. ch, e,x d tr^,"io InV £??,.s&.b^
feel like pure s dilk? llzes B%To 10^ " ' I , — ——- * ___J bl e heel8 ' tOM *nd kne«*: ««« «'to.
"Hale" Quality in Small Rugs, Armure Portieres. Linoleum
'■"-_ ..... 7 -" '■ __■". ■ - mm^mmmmwmmmW mm _J......_:...' .'"''"' ■' ' ' •■ • •
Rugs Portieres \\ rtlt)Prj . Remnants^ Linoleum Shades
At I.l9— Famous Palisade Figured Armure portieres, a M^fl U^tiiy l\ClllllUJllb ■ Special sale of shades
velvet rugs, in size 27x54 ' durable,' heavy grade, -3 A star attraction in the Drapery Depart- *"» Ith V/, VJ . mounted ■' on «,,',..n...j"
inches. - - ' yards long by 50 inches ment tomorrow. " Remnants of ere- J l/C o(jf. *«•. mounted on guaranteed '
•a tj i. ,••■■.. a tonnes, burlaps, scrim, silkoline, tap- „ «„.,•, . roners
At 1.89-A good quality of wjde. Have heavy knotted estries ' Aval°" draperies, Swisses and Farr & Bailey's best E grade S{ze 3x6 ft 35<i
Axminster rugs, -27x54 in. f; m, gC- / hadeS of light ° nets °f all kinds.- Lengths from Ito 10 linoleum, of pure cork and -^ .. „' J *<Z
dark red, green or brown, yards. - y 2 : oft present low markings. -V. *- .' bize 3x7 ft. .40£
At 3.25-Axminster : rugs with elegant lustrous fin- , Jn "■ •'; Sale at % Off oil, in very fine patterns. Sale on Second Floor tomor-^
of high quality, 36x72 in. ish. 3.90 a pair. ' L»**«aa*^»s»»»«« MM »i* M s^»»»s»s*»»» 50^ a square yard.. row.' •
New Fall Suits fust Arrived for Women and Misses
AJew Brown or Gray Mannish Suitings y, FoT JJ 7R $jp3x)
Hale's is ready with a superb line of advanced Fall suitings. These Jffilfae-J^^
suitings possess, first of all, Quality— extra fine quality at this price. ■ Btev "-a«i^*i«»a»»as»ass»as***»jßM^a«B»MMa« /SP^Bk^S.
. . - " f f :.:'• -. „.'-." „' ' "'■•'•'. h J^\ Handsome tailored suits of broadcloth in J^nM.-
But it is the appearance of the fabric that will win you on sight. It comes m 9*LitJ black or navy-blue. Lined with .good /ff^^llWL
brown or gray, with a rough finish. One bolt of brown suiting in particular | satin lj ningt with inside pocket We]l
is one of the handsomest suitings we-have ever offered. ayard made in every particular. Ages W
These new fabrics can be seen on the* Main Floor-— at 1.25 a yard. 16, 18 and 20. At 12.75 the values l^W''lß^r "
. - are literally superb, r'^'Hffiirt'
Messalme Petticoats, A Popular Colors : ====-= |l|
An assortment of soft messaline petticoats, wonder values >at this . f£^ fl if I WlS'^ii^ '
t special pnee. " ' _ l^gx-af Women I \\J\J '. I|jp| V<&;
The genuine beauty of the soft, rich fabric and colors will win you on sight; @y i|C _ P i»j!i* fjj.Hi!
you can be assured that the elegant appearance is equaled by Quality. Every #U Q Women's tan ! or l brown, rough finished 1 liil!|
popular color is represented—blue, brown, pink, Copenhagen, lavender, gray, / ___ suits, having wide collars satin |j r|j^ ji|
• emerald and black and white stripes. 2 inch accordion pleated .flounce « X , - trimmed Uned: vWth^Skinner:^satin > *:ii!^S
with stamped pattern,. . ' . ,; , each StHctl^taildred with skirts :^V*:"'"j^^ :'.'.'':
iAt this price the petticoats will-go rapidly tomorrow. Come early! I plaits. xffij'l: }! jflU^
■■ —*—**— ■"■■■ mmaaaaammmwaaaam Oakland S/ore«SSi^^"— mm*mmaaaam ßßMßMaMaaii^if^ Second Floor phLa.
Out of Town Meetings Planned
to Make New Association
State Wide .
Active steps are being taken by Sec
retary; H. F. Stoll, of the newly or
ganized Grape Growers* association ,of
California to extend the . membership
and influence of the organization to all
parts of the state, and a series of out of
town meetings has ; been planned. The
first of these will be held August 1 In
Los Angeles, where two prominent
southern growers, Secondo Guastl of
the Italian Vineyard company and Her
man { Blatz of ; the ; Sierra Madre Vine
yard company, are ;■ co-operating to
make the meeting a success.
Another gathering of grape growers
and . wine men has . been , planned for
the "(Napa valley district and will Ibe
held at St. Helena on Saturday, August
5. W. W. Lyman, William ; Bornhorst
and G. de Latour^.h^ve arranged the
meeting, . and Secretary ' Stoll will be
present tto . explain the ".'objects.-. of :, the
association 4 and the ; work«;expected^ of
the ' grape growers and* wine* maker*. ".-.
7- Later meetings are to "be ', held.;, ln
Fresno, ■'"'- Sacramento, Lodi, ■ Turlock.
Martinez, ?. San Jose,. Livermore and
Santa Rosa.;- ; . -. ; - . ■ .7 ' .;,■'•' *.".''.','"* ■;,' ■
: The association, was ; formed 1 early '
this month and already numbers among
Its members most of the prominent men
in the' wine industry in" California.
E. jM. Sheehan is chairman, Frank A.
Busse^ treasurer and« H. F. Stoll secre
tary. : The executive"-: committee; con
sists of the officers and C." H. Wente of
Livermore, Theodore Gier of * Oakland
and L. R. Rogers of Fresno.. j Fifty vice
chairmen, i representing ; every vlticul- ,
tural ; section tin-the] state, t have been
selected, and-organization-meetings are]
being, held under their direction in all
the leading grape centers.
..!, Funds to carry; on : the work of. the
association ■ will be raised by levying a
tax on all growers and wineries, based
on the number of; tons ; produced, and
from contributions. from ; wine dealers.
Five of the largest companies, .Includ
ing the California Wine association,
the Italian-Swiss colony, George West
& Son, C. Schilling & Co.", and Lachman
& Jacob!, have agreed to pay collective
ly into the treasury a dollar for every
dollar raised; outside the plants and
vineyards owned by'them.
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 1911.
Court: Hears Pitiful i Plea to Re
gain Child That Was
Signed Away
For almost an hour yesterday morn
ing Belle - Hansen, a servant girl,
pleaded with Judge , Trabiicco, sitting
for Judge Cabanlss, to give back to her
an only son, which she had given away
a year ago owing to her inability at
that time to support it. The mother's
petition will be dealt with next Wednes
day."' . .-77 ."-'-' .■■ ' -*.'-'• 7 •
On September 12, 1910; Belle Hansen
signed away all of her maternal rights
to her year old son;. Robert Shroyler,
to 5 the Children's ; Home " society. The
society gave "the boy Into 'the keeping
of Mrs. B. B. ; Gray of Challs, Idaho, to
be adopted. - -
r. Having improved her financial condi
tion In the last year the mother asked
the, society, to return .the Infant : She
was', told' that in -1 signing : - away her
right, to the boy .he had done (so for
all time. Frantic over her Inability to
regain him the unfortunate girl hired
a*- lawyer to Investigate the 'case.: * At-]
torney Carroll Cook' learned that the
Infant had been taken out of this state
Into Washington before adoption papers
had been made out. an action whichlhe
says invalidate, any subsequent, adop
tion./. > .'v* . ; " £-.: '.*,-.:*'./ .-"* ;":";.' '" ■ ■ ,7"
A writ of habeas corpus was Imme
diately - obtained, made .returnable in
open court yeaterday. After a short
argument by the \ attorneys ."» on both
sides the Hansen woman was permitted
to. tell, her story.. At it., conclusion
Judge Trabucco. ordered the society
official. to amend' their answer .to the
mother's complaint' and be ,* ready by
next "Wednesday, to show; why the child
should not be returned.
•After an exciting , chase for many
blocks"; William ; Ne.bitt : and Thomas
Maher were. captured, by Detectives
Dinan, ' Collins and ? Drolette yesterday
afternoon at , California" i; and * Jones
street, ■as ■ they were attempting to es
cape with 10 boxes of cigars from a de
livery wagon at Battery . and Bush
streets. They were charged with petty
larceny. ( . ."'..-

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