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AMUNDSEN'S TIME FAST
May Have Met Capt. Scott
"ALL WELL," IS
MESSAGE SEN!
TO MOTHER
Reported Achievement Arouses
Intense Interest in All .;
Parts of World
■. ... / .'.■ ■...■-■ ■• ...,'-' ; j
Proficiency With Skis, Say Ex»
plorers, Probably Accounts
for Rapid Feat
must be granted Amundsen as the Nor
wegian people would grant Scott if po
sitions were reversed. s
"It would be quite possible that the
two expeditions, having reached the
Beardmore glacier, would be in touch
■with each other or would come across
depots indicating the advance or return
of either party.
MAY HAVE Mm AT POLE
"There may have been more dramatic
situations between the two parties
crossing the glacier converging toward
the coveted spot from different direc
tions. They may have met at the pole
lCself.
"Amundsen's equipment, though not
co large as Scott's, had peculiar advan
tages. The Norwegians who accompa
nied Amundsen arc accustomed to driv
ing dogs and arc born ski runners. Dogs
Will keep up the rapid pace •which.ski
runners are able to, adopt, which, nat
urally, is faster than the slow plodding
foot movements of ponies. Amundsen
had 112 dogs at the start, all first class
and well broken' in." ,*
STORMY SESSION
OVER SCHOOL SITE
Board of Education Reaches De=
cision Only After Display
of Bad Feeling
OAKLAND, March 7. —In the presence
of a lobby that filled the board room to
the doors one of the stormiest sessions
in the history of the present board of
education . was held tonight on the
question of choosfhsr a site for the new
manual training ;iml ; commercial high
school, to be built out of the new bond
issue. After arguments, threats, and
the hurling of epithets the subject
was brought to a vote and by a,margin
of one the site at Forty-fifth street and
Broadway chosen in preference to that
at East Nineteenth street and Nine
teenth avenue.
Immediately following the vote of
President C M. Orr, .who voted In fa
vor of the North Oakland Bite, Director
John Forrest, an ardent advocate of
the East Oakland location, asked for a
reconsideration of the matter before
Orr could announce the result and the
entire matter will be threshed out
again at the meeting next Thursday
night. . . -
After the original motion by Director
A. S. Kelly that Lh« North Oakland site
Men, Director Harry Boyle ob
jected to this location, and, following a
long argument in which he declared
I of the bond issue was
to be used in t!ie erection of school
buildings in North Oakland and that
Kast Oakland would get. nothing but
the additions to he made at s cost of
186.000 to the Fremont high school,
;i;;ke.l an amendment to the motion
placing the high school at the Kast
Oakland site.
amendment was pot to a vote
and lost, the rote standing: Directors
Annie V. lirown, If. P. Bronner, A. S.
Kelly and C. M. Orr against, and Di
rs Harry Boyle, 1". M. i'ook and
John Forrest for
Cook then offered a second amend
ment. That the question be embodied in
b referendum and submitted to the peo
ple. This was argued r"'n and cot£
many of the visitors taking a stand.
This amendment iras lost by the same
vote and the original motion was then
A passage at arms between Boyle and
Bronner enlivened the session. ' Boyle
asserted that Bronner had interrupted
him, and words followed, which ended
in an invitationfrom Boyle to, Bronner
to step outside and let the matter be
settled with fists. Bitter feeling was
shown throughout the proceedings.
When Director Cook used hard lan
guage because lie could not hide his
feelings, Miss Brown suggested that
any one using profane language should
be ordered from the room. "Gag rule"
and "steam rolling" from the lobby were
met with requests from members of the
board that the visitors be compelled to
keep quiet. R. C. Vose, George Tngra
ham and K. Bardellini* spoke for the
East Oakland site.
A special meeting: will be called by
the East Oakland improvement - clubs,
at which steps to continue the fight will
be outlined;;; Every effort;will be made
by the advocates f«*> the East Oakland
site to win. ''■'* - 7~
INHERITANCE TAX GUESS
IS FOUND CONSERVATIVE
•RAMENTO. March 7.—That the
>'<<• i.f $1. .'iiMi niaiip by Slate
Controller Ny« and the state board of
equalization a.s the amount of money
Id realise from irfheri
•tate government pur
--xtremely conserva
■ shown l.y h report issued from
the office of the state controller today
Co the effect that sinre the first of the
year $1,000,000 has been paid into the
state treasury in inheritance taxes.
RAILROAD TO MOVE : PILLARS--Martina,
I March" 7.—District 'Attorney ■ MeKenzie I lias; or
* dered : tbe ' Santa . Fe ■* railroad - to , remove ■ the
wooden obstruct; in j tbe' county road i at* the
TiaduetliK»ar- Vine Hill t. within '<no;, days/.; in
»-«>mplianc>»: with an order, of .*■ the ; siiperTisors
made after the county had nepJe*-ted'to remove
the,wooden pillars after, five years. ■■ > ■ -:,
MISUSE *OF MAILS -4 CHARGED Jamrs Herd.
a rrest e<!; ip ; r >Jarjsville ■■ by s pontofflcc inspectors
Keteral^ila.rs itnd ehirfred with ■; t^rndins
niorpbine ihronph the maili?. was;taken!before,
' United: States ("omtnissioucr. .1. B. Webster at
•,- Stockton "l yesterday ■: and bound ■ orcr ;to . the
federal court. • .
Roold Amundsen, who cables his
brother that he reached the south
pole.
WOMEN MAY TELL
STORY IN PERSON
Former Postal Gerks Accused
by Fisk Get Fair Play;
Friends Loyal
< 'of tinned From Fajre 1
charge. She told the reverend gentle
men in July, 1910, a y«ar or more after
the alleged happening and during a
time when I was in Europe on my va
cation. It was In June—the24th, I
think—that she had an Interview with
.Assistant Postmaster Burk« in which
she asked for promotion. When it was
refused *he made the threat that she
would find a way to accomplish her
ends.
"Of course, any priest who knew
Miss FitzGerald and Miss Joesten
would certify as to their good char
acter. They would speak only of what
tltpy know of them and could not speak
of what they do not know. Xone of
the clergy has been to see me in this
matter or has conducted any investi
gation into the facts, that I am aware
of.
"T do not care to enter into a dis
cussion with the two young women on
I every point that comes up. I intend
Ito fight tht«j thing to the end and I
intend to fight in a dignified manner.
Tt will be several days before Fisk
has completed the preparation of his
case. The hearing before the senate
subcommittee will not begin until
Fisk's papers are received.
MIS! JOESTEX'S REPLY
Miss Joesten says that the postmaster
misstates the facts when he claims that
she made a requet for advancement. She
ays that for the first year following her
appointment she was accorded every
'courtesy by Fisk, and that his persecu
tion of her began only when she re
pulsed him that April day in his office.
Stress is laid upon the fact that Fisk
railed her into his office on five different
occasions. The postmaster says that
these summonses were issued to admin
ister reprimand to the young clerk,
fflsfl Joesten and her friends say that
j even if this wa3 his purpose, the pro
ceeding was irregular, because under
i tiie regulations all such matters are at
tended to in writin.tr. It is a rare ease,
i says Miss Joesten, when a clerk Is suro
j moned before the postmaster for a pri.
j vate interview.
Army Orders
"WASHINGTON, March 7.—Army or
ders:
Captain Warren W. Whitsidp. Fifteenth cav
alry, detailed-^in; the quartermaster's department i
to take effect Anril If., vrill return to Ihix city i
as soon as practicable and report'to' the quarter- ;
master genera] for temporary duty, in hss office" I
The name of First; Lieutenant Collln 11 Bali" !
Fifth infantry, Is placed on the list of detached I
officers, to take effect March 7. «nd the T name i
of First : Lieutenant : John B. Barrios, infantry. \
Is removed therefrom, to take, effect * March 6 1
Lieutenant Barnes, is assigned to the Fifth in-!
f«njtr.v. to; take effect i March 7. >' -.■ ]
IJptitenant Colonel John H. Beacon "Sixth in
fantry. i« detailed'for service to fill a racnncy
in the inspector department.! vice i fen
tenant Colonel Charles 6. Morton, inspector »en
er»l, relieved." to take effect March 29.°; 1.-PiitPn- I
ant Colonel Beacon will; report to ■ the command- I
log general of the Philippine diTlslon -for dati I
Captain Edwin W. Rich. medical corps nil
report as May 1 to Lieutenant • Colonel: James i,.
I Glennon.' medical i corps/: president; of - the ; exam
loins board.' at the I.^ttPrman general hospital
Mfjor Henry T. Ferjnmon. Tenth infantry, is
detailed fur • srrvicp and '{ to ■a 't vaennev in" the
quartermaster's dcpartmeot,-= to take effect
April •_'. . •"' ■■ ■ ■ . , . -■ -. ■
% Captain ;Lnclus C. Bennett.'Twenty-flfth infan
try, : .s detailed for service to fill a - vacancy .In
the quartermaster's - department, to take effect
April 1. , - .
-Captain Elmer - TV.'.■* Clark.': fjnartormaster ■"- in
a«*lKneci to the. Twenty-flrst infantry, to take
effect April 1. .
Ijeave of absence for one month and ten days,
to take effect On or about March 17. Ik jrranted
Cantain - Stanley T>.*«Embick.frenera"l staff.• :*
T,pavi* of absence for three-months Is srranted
I Captain Abraham, T\ l.oeh. Ninth infantry.~ '
Coast Brevities
LECTURE BTWlßT—Redwood City. March 7 -
.-- I Lincoln Wirt. the famous explorer; ■; lecturer
* and member of th<» Royal Geographical - ««>rlety
,g will appear'here "April 1.". Ho wM,teU of his
trails through the' Arctic* regions.
MEDICAL INSPECTOR FOE- SCHOOLS Stock
;* ton. March % 7.—The ; board, of - education T- has
';VBUo»ted a resolution authorizing; the-'aitno'ut
"ment of a medina! insp<-<t'>r for the «olio<>lh.
: TVwm.t : Kay. a'laember if the !»car'l T -advo<'ated
.. th-; phn. '■ ■■. , „ , ■. ' \ ■■
ST. PATRICK'S : DAY" FUN- San Mater,. March
-7. —ln honor,of {St. -.Patrick's • day. an ■»enter
-■. tainment ; will» be ; cifen ; st; Hart's -1 heater ( Fri
" day; evening. March ! 1.",. by the younger folk "f
[;. St. j Matthew's church. Twelve big ; act* 8 anil
four moving pWure* have : lipi>ii' irnuqKd,
-^ Then: ; also will, be \ Gaelic , dancing: ; exhibitions.
BIDS : FOR \ SCHOOL S BUILDING—
March 7.—Tbe board of ducat ion np\t
Wedi/psdsy '■ will lot; the contract \ for th" eon
.'• i-tru<tl<in :of a '■■■ grammar* cc!u>l; nulldlnir in
y northf Stockton. "• Bids ■!hare • been submitted as
■;■ ; follow*: ? ».■■ B. ■"AcSermanf & jSon Jof . Oaklandf
$22,717; Daniels (c Green. $2."..275: Slnnett
Bros.. $23,725; B. T. riowsloy. $27,400: Peter
son & WUwn, $27.512; D. J. 1K.y1... $27.i»fC,.
AGED 1 WOMAN | BURNED— Burlincame. March'
:. 7.— Mrs. Mary Rollins.; the aped widow of
.-.■_ Newel W. ■ Rollins, the Grand Army veteran
: • who s died i last January,"!: had fa | narrow I escape
fi from death i last s night, when s she , went Jto Bleep
alongside ia I stove jat | her honie. >;he suddenly
/;; awoke«to 1 find that her drcs<"; wa<: on fire. 1 ? Snp
:,» si-reamed .for; help » and iher," son.*? John, appeared
on the scene in time to smother the flame*.
ATHERTON LECTURES—Stockton. Maich 7
F. <;. Ath>»rton. an economist wiMi
1 be: Southern ■ Pacific ■ompinv aiul fir.-imvlv „f
■*£ the » niverslty of Calif:>,M!M faf-nlty. Hildres»u-]
fj; the, members jof I the i CbamberJ of | Commerce it
Its rc«njl«r monthly Imiclii'on * f<vf]»r. The hmch
ron was in the white room of lint.-!
■ St.x>k)on. : Atbe.rton!KtatfHiithatitbe|railrw.*iß
ManJJnolSk€eplnglpj»ceii.iHiicjmatterjofl<«<inip"
,^ment witiß the growth of the country.
THIS SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1912.
POLITICIANS OF
EAST LOOKING
AT CALIFORNIA
Significance of Taft Progressive
League's Formation Not Un=
derestimated
Promised Delivery of State to
La Foliette Impossible of
Fulfillment
By GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
The significance of the organization
of the Taft. League of Progressive Re
publicans In California has not been
underestimated by the politicians the
country over. '."■-■'"- r~.
Politicians- In the have been led
to believe that the progressive repub
licans of California could be delivered
en: bloc to any candidate chosen to
lead, the opposition ;to the nomination
of President Taft. Before La Follette
was unceremoniously dumped he and
his estern representatives',? who were
unfamiliar with j California's people
and California's loyalty to the princi
ples of the republican party, were told
that* the delivery of California to the
Wisconsin man was little more than
a matter of form, if certain prelim
inaries -were not overlooked. '
PROMISES TAKES SERIOUSLY
Ijsl Follette took those promises se
riously. He believed that, with the
possible exception of the republicans
of San Francisco and the counties of
the new eleventh congressional district,
the men who had been fighting for pro
gressive principles in California could
be and would be voted for him.
In fact, lie took those promises so
seriously that ho advised the enact
ment of a presidential primary law in
a form that would deny to the several
congressional districts their historic
autonomy in the matter of electing del
egates to nation*! conventions and
which, it was believed, would make the
delivery to him a matter of certainty.
His prescription for a presidential
primary law was taken, but it soon be-
Rme apparent that the genuine pro
gressive republicans of California
could not be delivered. Then, seem
ingly, it was decided that the trouble
was to be found in La Follette's lack
of popularity. The l>a Follette league
formed by the state office holders was
wiped out by the resignation of Pres
ident Rowell and Secretary Detrick
and the Roosevelt league took its
place.
SWITCH SHOWS DIFFICULTIES
' '. That switch , again demonsted the
difficulty of; delivering: the votes of' the
progressive republicans of;i California.
While 90 percent of the r men who par
ticipated In tne organization *of the La
Follette ; league "were office i holders,** t?le
organization attracted the support of
some republicans who Joined ; because
they believed ! that the movement for
the "Wisconsin ; man was honest. As
was to •* be -expected,*, from the circum
stances surrounding: the organisation
of the La Follette movement about 80
per cent of *Li the original "members
promptly changed their allegiance to
Roosevelt. The remainder, \ composed
entirely'- of "nohjobv holders, \ has de
clined to be delivered.
That the opposition has taken un
comfortable cognizance of the organ
ization of the three big Taft move
ments is evidenced by the hastening of
its program for the openinK of its
campaign. It was announced yester
day that Governor Johnson would open
the campaign in hop Angeles on Satur
day night. By so doinK the Roosevelt
demonstration will forestall the demon
stration for Taft. and th*» organization
of the Taft republicans of southern
California by 36 hours.
PREPARE FOR THK UMJH'IIIG
President Charles Mifflin Hammond of
the Taft republicans*is at work on 4 the
selection of the committee for his or
ganization. : • Senator"Charles. If, Bel
shaw, president of the, Taft ; league of
Progressive Republicans, and his as
sociates are preparing "for the meeting
of their executive committee Saturday,
and both the Taft republicans and the
Taft t women are preparing to send rep
resentatives : to the meeting of % the
southern California Taft republicans lin
Los Angeles Monday.' V •*.
t Not all the California lighting, is to
be in the republican camp.';,;:; Nor are'
the troubles of ;the campaign monopo
lized by the managers of I the Taft and
Roosevelt movements. v> It is rumored
that the democrats behind Prof. Wood
row "Wilson have met ; with j a few
minor setbacks. . "-' ' -J
From Santa Cruz comes the an
nouncement that Senator J. B. Holohan,
who was slated for a place on the Wil
son delegate ticket, declined the honor
after his name had been put on the
list. Ttolohan was one of the organ
izers? of the Wilson league of Northern
California, but it is< Paid that lie has
disco vered that there la no Wilson
sentiment in his district.
SKNTIMKNT ABOUT DIVIDED
Assemblyman John Maher. democrat.
jof Santa * Cruz county, says, that ithe
democratic sentiment ;in * Santa Cruz
county is about equally divided between
Champ Clark and 1 Governor Harmon 7and
that the- Wilson ; men •/■: are an absent
quantity. f The /fact that i there will be
no Harmon ticket \ in California '! may
mean that'; the ;Harmon men . in 5 Santa
Cruz have decided to; support Clark.
| John "W. Barneberg of | San ''Luis
Obippo ?is another democratic "warhorse
u-hr>, it is !said, j has -declined to i permit
the! use of his I name as a ,dftlegato can
didate on the Wilson ticket.
It is admitted '{ tiiat the <'lark demo
crats have virtually agreed upon their
delegate, ticket i slate and that it will
lie given out probably this week. Mean
while the identity of the men on that
slate is T supposed to be cloaked in the
deepest mystery. . -However, it may be
taken ; for granted S that ■;. the names of
virtually : all *= of the" following bourbons
will be on the list when it is given to
the public:
I Theodore A. Bell. "Bob" Fitzgerald.
Oakland; James G. Maguire, Henry T.
and "Billy" Humphreys. San
Francisco, former Congressman Charles
Barlow. Bakersneld; Hugh Mi-Noble.
Stockton: Senator Kd Miller, Visalia;
Charles A. Dunbar, i^anta Rosa, and W.
A. Cole. San Francisco.
BOY'S SPIRIT OF
REVENGE AROUSED
GOBHNKR. Neb.. Marcii 7.—William
Whittakcr, the 15 year old son of a
Dunkard minister living near here, to
day confessed that he set fire to the
home of his parents six times. He said
that the act was prompted by desire
to hide thefts amounting to $.",5 from
his parents and to "get even" with his
sisters v>!i>.' laughed at the style of his
hair cut.
PM-ES CURED IN 8 TO 14 DAYS
Your druggist will refund money If
Pazn Ointment fails to cure Itching',
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding: Piles. 50c*
TAFT THANKS PROGRESSIVES
"May Good Work Go On," He Wires
THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D. C,
March 7, 1012.
Hon. lhn«. M. Belahatv,
Hotel St. I'rauiK.
San Fr«it<-*liMM>. I'al.
I learn Tvlth'erntlficatlon of the organization of the progressive ; re
publicans of California and of your election; to the presidency. Vf Congrat
ulations. May the good work go on. "WM.'-H.'TAFT.
The foregoing telegram, v received yesterday by President
Charles M. Belshaw of the Taft League of Progressive Repub
licans speaks for itself.
No news from the Pacific coast has been more gratifying to
President Taft than the announcement of the organization of
the Taft League of Progressive Republicans of California.
. Four years ago the winning fight for Taft in California was
made by and in the name of the progressive republicans. The
organization of the progressive republicans under the same
leaders to make his fight in, 1912 is a California indorsement of
the president he had the right to expect. -
MCLAREN TREE ON
1915 FAIR GROUNDS
Hundreds Observe Pretty Cere=
mony on Hillside; Many
Make Addresses
< ..ntiiiuc*] From I'■«■«* 1
tiny guimpe of white lace. ' Her hat
was a small affair all of pink roses
with-a smart little bow of black rib
bon. She had a long string of pearls
and a brooch which caused many a
"gee, and long'drawn "o-o-oh" from
the juvenile spectators. It was a clover
leaf of unusual size, the three leaves
being set each, with a splendid great
pearl,; one ■ pink,; one black 'and one
milk : white. ■ : • : -
On her arrival she was presented
with an armful of pink roses by the
officers of Keith ; parlor. A The -flowers
were carefully enwrapped in t white tis
sue paper and ja'. black dog. which had
come Ito \ partake of * the- excitement of
the day. evidently,' mistook them for
something:, edible, for he sat up and
"begged" most apathetically for them,
punctuating some/- of the principal
speeches of the afternoon .with staccato}
barks until Madame Tetrazzini removed
the paper; and shook the roses.at him.
Among the principal, members of 'the
committee on arrangements of Keith
parlor, to whom must go f the credit,of
the day's success, are Miss Lyda A. Car
roll, chairman. Mrs.:; Alice Gaily, Dr.
Florence ":~. Temple, Miss Sarah , Prnr> -.
Miss Mary Deasy. Mrs. B. Dow and Miss
Carrie Turner. /- . \ ;;
In :a;: little curve of the ; hillside a
platform was erected. It was draped
in hunting, on which the speakers stood,
and* Just beneath that was the excava
tion for the planting of -the hardy little
cypress, to be known as the "McLaren
tree." • '.-,' - ■- . , ' , ;..,:■
' Entirely encircling the tiny hollow
stood; the crowd, some hundreds of per
sons being present besides the pupils of
the Sutro, Bergerot and . Lafayette
schools. In front the dozens of automo
biles were parked. .;"-..
Not until after 4 o'clock did the cere
monies begin and by that time ; the
clouds of the morning had all cleared
away and the day could not.have been
more perfect. The hillside was as green
as a garden and on every side stretched
fthe » view which.. Mayor I Rolph : said,
could chot; bo surpassed i any: place] in i the
world, and which Eliza -D.; Keith said
made you so proud \to b» ;a" Cali ornian
that you forgot everything else.
WHAT THE DAY MEANS
Miss Lyda Carroll was the first
speaker of the afternoon, explaining
the establishment by the state legis
lature of Arbor day on March 7, which
is Luther Burbank's birthday, telling
of the yearly < elebrntion of Keith par
lor and making a strong plea for
stricter forestry laws in the country.
Mme. Tetrazzini was t!i*n introduced
and smiled and bowed most charmingly.
for which she was cheered lustily by
the crowd.
The mayor was the next sneaker,
paying- an enthusiastic tribute to John
McLaren, whom \c characterized as
"one of the city's most faithful serv
anes"; rejoicing that Lincoln park had
bepn chosen for this honor by the Na
tive daughters, expressing his pleasure
in the presence of Mme. Tetrazzini,
•whom we have come to regard as one
of ourselves," he declared, and voicing
his joy in being a Native Son.
Miss Kliza D. Keith, past grand
president of the Native Daughters, was
another speaker of the afternoon who
expressed her unbounded enthusiasm
for her native state. While enumer
ating the native born state and mu
nicipal officers who govern us, sfK 1
sprung something of a sensation by
predicting that we would in the future
have 'Senator Rolph" as well.
DIM 'UIMS SKH ASPIRATION
The mayor later denied that this
was an official announcement, dis
claimed any such aspirations and de
clared he was more surprised than any
one, but was reminded by Miss Keith
that the women had the ballot now and
that it was more than probable that he
would be compelled to accept the honor
at their hands.
;' ; Other speakers*were Mrs. Helen Scan
lan, president; of : Keith "■ parlor ;>- Miss
; Alice : Dougherty, ■■ grand secretary, ■ N. D,
| (i. W.; Supervisor* 1, Emmet Hayden,
for the Native Sons:"Colonel J. E. Power
! of the ; board of education. Supervisor
| C. A. Murdock, Miss Genevieve:Carroll
; of ;Keith parlor, and finally John Mc-
Laren himself, who thanked the Native
Daughters for him, the mayor
and Mm p. Totrazzini for coming, the
school children ; for singing:, and 'every
one else for being there: to see his tree
planted. .-, . v
lie; explained that he had chosen -the
cypress i tree j because it was ar; native of
California >< and i- because, when many
other foreign born trees'had been tried
as a means of subduing the shifting;
sand dunes on which the Golden Gate
park is built and all had been found
failures, he had come back to the hardy
native cypress and found it best of all.
BERTHA KVI.IIH SIXiS
liISS Bertha Kalish sang "The Star
Spangled Banner." with a violin obli
gato by A. H. Preston, and the school
children, under the direction of Miss
Estelle Carpenter, sang any number of
patriotic songs.
At the close of the ceremonies the.
tree was put in place by John McLaren,
who held it while Mme. Tetrazzini scat
tered the first spadeful of earth on its
ronts.
The spade was a massive affair, and,
a.« she raised it, she was asked to pose
for the photographers. She was ami-
able, of course, and did so with her
usual gurgling little laug-hs. but spad
ing- has evidently not been a part of the
Tetrazzini repertoire. She staggered a
trifle under the burden and said:
"Heavy, very heavy."
Then again, with a Httle coquettish
nod: "It is heavy—hurry, now."
Mayor Rolph contributed a spadeful
or two, and after that city officials and
prominent Native daughters galore
helped to fill in the little space around
the tree.
The afternoon closed with three rous
ing cheers for John McLaren.
, After most of the crowd had dis
perscd, Mr.«. Ijovell White, president of
the California c'rih, brought, out of her
limousine the magnolia tree sent to the
Outdoor Art leagtip »]epartm«Mit of the
club by Luther Burbank, and as«kp<l that
its planting be permitted to add to the
interest of the occasion.
; "*o. to west of the McLaren cy
press,: about 50 yards i away, the Bur
bank: magnolia was Iplan ted.'viJohniMcJ
Laren'prepared-the hole for it, and Mrs.
1..0ve1l White ; made a brief -address, ex
plaining' the significance of the second
planting 1. ■ \ -' -'
■ Mayor Rolph had remained and made
a short speech in which -he said that he
rejoiced in ■ being able to participate in
wo such; affairs sin one day and to pay
tribute; to our two great:."wizards'- of
the } Pacific coast—Luther, Burbank and
John McLaren. • ■ '
REPORT ON EVERGLADES
WOULD COST $150,000
So Testifies C. Q. Elliott at Moss
Inquiry
WASHINGTON. March 7.—''lt would
cost 9150,000 and take a year more for
the government to make a complete re
port on the feasibility of draining the
everglades and to make a plan for that
project." said C. G. Elliott to the Moss
investigating committee today.
Klliott, who was the chief drainage
engineer of the department of agricul
ture until his dismissal by Secretary
Wilson, was on the witness stand in the
everglades hearing.
Klliott will resume the witness stand
tomorrow, after Representative Clark
and some others from Florida testify as
to what they know of the suppression
of tho everglades report.
Klliott told the committee that a cir
cular indicating doubt as to the value
of the \overglades lands was prepared
and afterward suppressed.
HONORED PIONEER
OF PETALLMA DIES
Mrs. Fannie Aylesworth One of
Oldest Residents
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PKTAIA'MA. March 7. —Mrs. Fannie
.Aylesworth, one of the oldest pioneer
women of this city, died this morning: at
the home of Mrs. Mary Turner, 114 Bo
dega avenue. Death was due to neu
ralgia of the heart.
Mrs. Aylesworth was a native of Ar
kansas and was 77 years old. She came
to this state 10 years ago and lived here
during th*> last 30 years.
The decedent was the mother of Mrs.
Robert Woods--, wife of a former trustee
of this city, and was a sister of Mrs. G.
R. Skinner, formerly of this city and
now of Alameda, Mrs. True Locke of
Alameda and Quinn Gill, a prominent
resident of Tularc. She was an aunt of
It M. Skinner and Ma several brothers
and sisters and of Walter Cramer.
FIRE IN BLhNKERS OF
GREAT NORTHERN LINER
Blaze in Minnesota's Hold Ex«
tinguished by Crew
SEATTLE, March 7.—Smouldering fire
! was discovered today in the coal bunk
i ers of the CJre.at Northern liner Minne
sota at Its wharf here.
The crew of the steamship directed
several streams of water into the hold,
from J which great volumes oorf r smoke
poured, and after, two hours' hard work
the fire was reported'out.
i-l The bunkers were-full of coal loaded
at; Nagasaki and it sis not known how
long the i fire-had been smouldering; be-;
ore' it ; was discovered.';' Officials ■of the
steamship company say .that no damage
was done to theivessel or the "cargo."
Part, of { the coal "from the heated bunk-*
ers was discharged and' the Minnesota
will sail for the orient on; time,
March 16. ' , :'{■-' ' ■'■;■■.:■/ ■ . ,■-
SNYDER GIVES f BONDS—Charts A. Barter,
• Sun :k Francisco * district * representative *of the
.: National I Cash % H^jtlstpr,; company t of.- Dayton,'
<).. appear«'<l «before f the : United *- States ; court
y««Rtf>rday • and * Rave; bonds :, for VS"..(KMI «for ■ his
appearance tin! Rayton«to; stand trial ; with other.
: officers of the ; company : for i alleged /violation
'<>f, the , Sherman autj-trust law. . ■
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Phone Rearny 233 ■•
Residence Phone West 9481
BICE ADMITS GUILT
OF STOCK FRAUDS
Bucket Shopping and Misuse of
Mails Punished by Year
in Jail
NEW YORK, March 7.—Pleas of
guilty by George Graham. Rice and
Bernard H. Scheftels, of the brokerage j
firm of B. H. " Scheftels & Company. j
brought to a dramatic close today one ,
of the longest trials on record in the
United 'States courts :here. With their ,
associates/ Charles; F. Belser, Charles j
B. Stone-and Ralph E. Waterman, they ;
have been on trial 'nearly five months
for 'conspiracy and misuse of the ,
mails to promote and sell mining
[stocks. , "
ij Rice was • sentenced \to:'a year .in j
■jail, his sentence,beginning-December,!
, last when he was put in the "Tombs ]
after one of «he jurors had been/ ap-';
' proached.v With time; off for good bo- ,
havior, nice will really spend .six
months and a half in iJail. V"Scheftels
got off with a 1 suspended sentence. The
other, three defendants went free, the
indictments being- quashed." '
PROTEST BY JURORS
The trial began October 23, 1911, and
witnesses from ail parts, of the : country
were : brought here. The jurors only a
day or two ago protested to Judge
Ray that their long j,;i absence from
•business was ruining them. '• . j
Rice ; tonight issued statement say
ing: * ~ . '.." wi., '■. *'
; "I pleaded guilty only when all my
resources and those of my friends had
been exhausted. I am up against it.
By going on with the case to its con
clusion next summer,* I . should also
I have jeopardized the ;interests of my
| four codefendants, all of whom now
jgo free." .""...- , '■ ' : .
BUCKET SHOP OPERATIONS
The government during the trial
aimed to show that" the Scheftels did
not conduct a legitimate brokerage
business, but a "bucketshop," and that
the defendants sought to sell stocks
to customers at inflated market-prices.
United States District Attorney
WiM said tonight that, the most suc
cessful termination of the case had
"established the criminal responsibility
of brokers for practices which it had
been commonly supposed would ex
pose them at the most to civil liabili
ties."
Offices of the Scheftels firm, located
in New York, Chicago. Boston, Denver
and other large cities, were raided
simultaneously September 23, 1910.
PRIEST BRINGS SUIT FOR
FUNERAL SERMON FEE
Action Meant for an Object
Lesson, Says Pastor
WALLACE, Idaho. March 7.—Father
F. A. Becker of St. Alphonsus Catholic
church lias taken legal steps to collect
$25 with interest for preaching the
funeral sermon over Adam Colsong,
one of his parishioners.
Mrs. Colsojig: said today that Father
Becker herated her husband for his
nonattendance at church which deeply
offended her. Flip declared that later
she offered to pay $10, but this sum
was refused.
Father Becker said that the suit was
brought as an object lesson to his par
ishioners "who were prone to avoid the
payment of such charges.
VETERAN OF MEXICAN
AND CIVIL WARS DEAD
SAXTA CRUZ, March 7. —Isaac Cham
bers, a veteran of the Mexican and
civil wars, died at his home here last
nijarht, asred 91 years. In respect to his
wishes his body will be cremated and
the ashes scattered upon the ocean.
THE BEST LOW
PRICED PIANOS
Not alone in high priced artistic pianos is our
stock superior to that of any dealer on the Coast, but
in medium and low priced ■ instruments as well, } are
we better prepared to supply the needs of San Fran
cisco piano buyers than any other store.
For years we have given especial attention to
the demand for the less expensive pianos and by
reason of our splendid organization for buying and
distribution, we are able to offer to discriminating
buyers the very best of piano values at the lowest
possible prices, in both pianos and player pianos.
THE WELLINGTON PiANO $275
THE EUPHONA PLAYER $485
Here are two splendid instruments from the
great factories of The Cable Co. THE WELLING
TON PIANO has for years been the highest stand
ard at its price, $275. It is made in both mahogany
and the new Stickley oak cases, now so popular. It
is well made, of most excellent tone and superior
finish, and it is sold on very easy terms.
THE EUPHONA PLAYER PIANO is the
highest development of the player piano possible at
the price afcked. It is full eighty-eight note scale,
easily operated, very simple of control and capable
of the very finest musical effects. It embodies the
very latest ideas, including automatic sustaining
pedal and perfect control separately over bass or
treble registers.
Altogether, the Euphona is a distinctly superior
player piano at an exceedingly low price and on un
usually easy terms. It is shown in Stickley Oak and
Circassian Walnut cases of the very latest design. I
SEE THESE PIANOS. THEY ARE THE BEST
LOW PRICED INSTRUMENTS IN THE CITY.
They are shown at all our stores.
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES—SHEET MUSIC
TWO ENTRANCES WMV'■',..
135-153 Kearny and 217-225 Sutter Street
OAKU.M) —SIO TWELFTH AXD 1105 UASHL\(iTO.\.
SAX JOSE—II 7 SOUTH FIRST ST.
TROOPS INTO U. I
Report of Mexican President
Defying Taft's Order Is
Made by Rebels
Continued^ From Page 1
of American men.. women and children
tvom the west coast.of. Mexico arrived
her? today. Some decided, to remain
ear the international border, but many
others, arranged to leave for points
both east and west of Tucson.
Mexican Bandits Feared
According to passengers who^"ived
from the Jower cast yesterday on the
liner San Jose, conditions m Mexico
eVerything is quiet, but In the ■ «»t«Jj»'
bands of bandits arc making Hf< mis
erable for both foreign and natiye re-
C E McMillan of South Dakota.
who was iii Mexico City for her health
arid who arrived on the-San Jose, saW
that she had been obliged to leave on
account of the troubled condition of
the country.
During the trip to Salina Cruz they
saw several bandit bands.- but their
train was" not interfered with. In
Mexico City, she said, many reasons
were given for the unrest, but every
■body* seemed to agree that Maderos
rule would be short.
Walter Dieguez,- another passenger,
had been to Central "America repre
senting Hammer & : Co. He was not
allowed to land in Guatemala, from
which his father was exiled some years
ago. He could have insisted, "he said
as he is an American citizen, but know
ing the' hatred that Cabrera bore his
father, he decided that it would be
more prudent not to demand his rights.
POLICE GET REPORTS OF
TWO MISSING PERSONS
Two persons yesterday were re
ported to the police as missing. Joseph
Gallagher,.: a laundry wapcon driver of
121 Douglass street: told hi* friends
that he was going to a concert at Sut
ter street and Van Ness avenue March
3.; He has not been seen since. William
Blackman. a 15 year old boy, living at
456 Church street, also has been re
ported missing. Blacknlan was last
see^i March 5.
LAWLOR .ISSUES WARRANT— Superior .Ji-Ik"
I*awlor yesterday' issued a bench warrant for
I Ethel I>e. who i* accused of sniutrjrlim; "'yen
~' slice" into th*> city prison to her hushainl. S'je
(wan out on;$100 bail. The police.l^licre she i*
in Martinez. •
How to Remove a
Poor Complexion
(From London Fashions)
Cosmetics can never really help a
poor complexion; often they are posi
tively harmful. The sensible thing
is to actually remove the thin veil of
stifling, half-dead scarf skin and give
the fresh, vigorous, beautiful young
skin underneath a chance to show it
self and to breathe.
This is best done by merely apply
ing mercolized wax at night, like cold
cream, washing it off.in the morning.
The wax can be obtained from any
well stocked druggist. It absorbs the
disfiguring cuticle gradually, harm
lessly, leaving a brilliant natural com
plexion. Of course, this also takes
with it all such blemishes as red
blotches, moth patches, liver ■spots.
blackheads, pimples, etc. As a freckle
remover and general complexion beau
tifier this old-fashioned remedy is un
equaled.

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