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Tries to Slander Colleagues
Senator Pomerene Invites Rcosevelt Manager
"Outside" When Latter Attacks Harmon
candidates, republican and democratic
.mittee members heatedly denied
aying that arrangements for the
Investigation had been left entirely in
me hands of Chairman Clapp, a strong
supporter of the progressive national
candidate, and that managers for all
candidates had been subpenaed.
J. P. Morgan will appear before the
investigating committee tomorrow and
be questioned as to his financial par
ticipation in the 1904 or other national
a demands made by Senator
Dixon today, Charles P. Taft may be
called to testify as to his contributions
this year in support of the president's
campaign for renomination. Senator
Dixon said he had heard that the presi
dent's brother spent $600,000.
Published statements of Governor
Wilson and Senator La Follette that
They did not receive $70,000 contribu
tions from Charles R. Crane, testified
to yesterday by E. H. Hooker, will
result in the calling of Crane as a
witness at an early date.
Senator Dixon demanded as soon as
he took the stand, and repeatedly
throughout his testimony, that the
committee examine "before election - '
every ono who handled funds or might
Lave contributed t* the preconvention
campaign of Taft, Wilson. Underwood,
Harmon, Clark or La Follette.
Statements by Chairman Clapp and
other members of the committee that
these men had be-en summoned did not
silence Senator Dixon's demand* or his
n?seriion that Colonel Roosevelt was
not getting: a "square- deal."
The charge brought a sharp' retort
from Chairman Clapp, who said the
statement "reflects upon the one mem
ber of the committee who is friendly
i" Colonel Roosevelt."
Senator Dixon accounted for over
f'H.AOO more of Roosevelt funds used
in the fight before the republican
national committee in Chicago. This
was collected and expended by him per
sonally, ho said. He had kept no ac
curate records, he said, the money
'going out a? fast as it came In," but
more than $52,000 was spent in the
conduct of campaign activity from the
Wash in ßi on hea d q imrters.
The fund handled by Senator Dixon
was contributed largely by George W.
Perkins, Frank A. Munsey and Dan R.
H&nn*. The senator said he tried to
distribute the burden equally among
reo men. and thought each had
given about $25,000, while William
Kno gave $10,000 and others smaller
This fund of was in addition,
he said, to the $163,000 handled by
K. H. Hooker in New York for the city
primary light and the New York branch
of the national Roosevelt committee
end the $102,000 given by William
Flinn in Pennsylvania.
Rear Admiral Lucien Young Suc
cumbs io Sudden Attack
of illness
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. —Rear Admiral
n Young, formerly commandant of
Har* Island navy yard, died here |
late today after a brief illness. A de
ficiency of Mood brought on by the
rupture of a Nond vessel of the stom
ach was given as the cause of death.
Rear Admiral Young was ft years
nld and had N a record oi distinguished
service as a naval officer. lie was at
tacked 'by illness on Tuesday evening
at the W;sU!orf-Astorla, where he had
engaged a suite upon his aVrival here
p. week ago. His personal friend, Dr.
Hermanns Faer of Mount Vernon, was
summoned to attend him, and finding
that the admiral's malady'was serious
•named at the bedside throughout
• night.
The patient failed to improve and to
day other physicians Were railed in.
i «xygen w;it. resorted to and the pa
npparently improved for a time.
Father Hughes of St. Patrick's
i. answering a message sent to
I'ardinai Farley, who was absent from
Idral, reached the fide of the
dying adtfciral shortly before the end.
At I admiral's bedside when he
re his Wife and several rela
tives. Mrs. Frank O. Young of Lex
ington. Ky.. wife of th-e admiral's only
mrviving brother, had returned today
io her home in Lexington, Ky., to ar
range for a visit #vhieh Rear Admiral
Young had planned to make in that
rity. He was to have left for Ken
tucky tomorrow.
Cardinal Farley, who was a close
friend of the rear admiral, arrived at
i.otel shortly after the announce
was made that the officer was
\r range* ...nts were made tonight to
-'remove the body to the Brooklyn navy
yard, where it will remain until
luneral arrangements are completed."
Rear Admiral Youngwas granted a
month's leave .of absence on Septem
ber 19. Accompanied by his wife, he
went to Havana and remained there
until several days before sailing for
this city.
[Special Dupalch to The Coll]
TAjLUMA. Ot. 2.—Mrs. Mary Long:,
on* of the pioneers of this section, as
s the oldest member of St. Vin
cent's Catholic church, died here today
after a brief illness. She was horn in
County < 'orjr. Ireland, and was 88 years
Surviving the mother are three chil
dren, D. W., J. V. and Miss Louise
Ijong. There are three gran'dchiidren
and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Wren, residing
in San Francisco. Mrs. Long was also
an aunt of Rev. Father Francis Long
f>f St. John's church, San Francisco,
and Sister Berchmus, superioress of
Dame college, San Fran
. T ulia Sullivan, alto soloist of St. j
Marys cathedral, and Edward Wren,
detective sergeant of the San Francisco
police department.
The funeral will take place Thurs
day morning from St. Vincent's church.
Health end Strength
may be secured by using the Italian-
Swiss Colony's red or white Tipo with
your meals. *
The amounts contributed by Perkins.
Munsey a"nd Hanna also were in addi
tion to their contributions to the"\New
York fund.
Senator Dixon said he would tell any
thing he could about the Roosevelt
funds; but he insisted that the com
mittee show as much activity toward
other candidates as it had toward the
progressive candidate. He said he had
been informed that large sums had
been contributed for the support of .
Taft, Wilson, Underwood," Harmon and )
Attempts of Senator Pomerene to get
the names of the informants 1 rought
on a bitter exchange, in'which "sena
torial courtesy" was abandoned. Twice
Senator Pomerene appealed to Chair
man Clapp to compel Senator Dixon to
give names of men who knew about*
these funds. Senator Dixon said what
he had stated was "common rumor" and
that he had received much of his infor
riation from Roosevelt leaders in the
different district?, where it was hard
to pin down information to certain
"I can't tell these things in detail,
and you know that, when you ask the
questions," he added.
After Senator Dixon had admitted he
did not know what arrangements the j
committee had made for investigating
the funds of other candidates. Senator
Pomerene charged the Roosevelt mana
ger with attempting to "slander the
Senator Dixon's reference to cam
paign activities for Governor Harmon,
whom Senator Pomerene had support
ed, intensified the feeling between the
two men. When Senator Dixon de
manded of Senator Pomerene whether
Governor Harmon had made a public
statement of his expenditures, the Ohio
senator half rose, grasped the arm of
his chair, glared at the witness and
"If you'll step outside, I'll answer
that. -.
The committee probably will hear to
morrow, in addition to Morgan, Judge
Charles H. Duell, who was assistant
treasurer of the republican committee
in 1904.
Congressman John Weeks of Massa
chusetts was questioned as to cam
paign contributions by New England
industries in 1908, previous to the
tariff revision of 1909. He said he had
handled more than $110,000 in national,
congressional and state campaign
funds that year, but that none of it
came from the coiporations and none
of it was made as a result of tariff
agitation. He said he knew nothing of
a reported conference in Boston in 1908
between Speaker Cannon, Representa
tive McKinley of Illinois and represen
tatives of textile Industries of that
state, at which the impending tariff
revision was said to have been dis
Agents of Wholesalers Seize
Forty Instruments After
Trapping Dealer
OAKLAND, Oct. 2. —Piano w .res got
crossed in Twelfth street tonight, but
not nearly so cross as the owners of
the aforesaid pianos. Also the police
stepped in and short circuited some
of the piano t business, discorded sev
eral tons of instruments and the courts
will have a fine job of piano tuning
to do in« a day or two.
The chief performers were W. A.
Whitaker, who has been conducting a
piano salesrooms in Twelfth street
near Clay, and E- H. Miller, secretary
of the Lucore company, wholesale deal
ers in pianos, in the Hewes building,
Market and Sixth streets, San Fran
cisco. Obligato performers on the
pianos were nine teamers and a dozen
piano movers.
Early this evening Miller came to
Whitakers store and enticed him into
an automobile on the plea that he had
a customer for a piano in Berkeley.
No sooner had Miller whisked Whit
aker on his phantom Berke
ley, than nine two and four horse drays'
barked up in front of Whitaker , s place
and the piano movers began to clear
out the store of 40 instruments.
They had got fairly to work when
the police discovered that the piano
movers , were from San Francisco and
had no Oakland teamster's license. So
the work had to stop while License In
spector W. A. Francke was summoned
and sold $4 5 worth of brand new
licenses on the job. Then the police
discovered that the benighted team
sters from across the bay had no lights
on their vehicles, a violation of a.
sacred Oakland law, and they were
tied up while desperate efforts were
made to secure lights.
About this time Whitaker, who had
learned that no one in Berkeley wanted
to buy a piano, returned and found his
stock in trade loaded on nine drays. He
ran to the* police, but they could do
nothing for him beyond what they had
already done to haVass the teamsters - ,
as they decided that the difficulties be
tween Whitaker and the Lueore com
pany were matters for a civil court
to decide.
Miller sfaid that Whitaker had ob
tained the pianos from the Luoore com
pany to sell on commission, but as the
company feared that'lie would become
involved in debt and tiie pianos would
be attached to satisfy - Whitaker's'
creditors, the Lucore people decided
on the wholesale recovery of the 40
Whitaker said he had an agreement
to sell the pianos on consignment for
the Lucore company. But when things
got In a muddle late tonight he said he
didn't care what happened to the
pianos, he'd let his creditors fight It
out with the Lucore people. He went
Ihorne to bed.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 2.—Jesse
James Jr., son of the famous outlaw,
appeared in court today as counsel for
J. C. Walton, accused of participating
in the famous Franklin diamond rob
bery. Frank James was also with the
young attorney when the case wee
called. James is attempting to prove
art alibi lor his client and has ■ wit-'
nesses on hand from Chicago to prove
that Walton was ijn the Illinois city
when the store here was robbed.
Directors of Palo Alto Company
Are* Transferring Property
to Save Themselves
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PALO ALTO, Oct. 2. —State Senator
Marshall Black was this ""morning
served with a summons in the suit
brought by V. T. McCurdy against the
Creesey Colony company to recover a
certain sum of money invested by the
plaintiff in Cressey lands. Black was
served by S. M. Cuthbertson of Mayfleld.
The suit is pending in the superior
court in San Jose.
It was learned for the first time here
today that the Palo Alto parlor of
Native Sons has $600 deposited in the
Palo Alto Aiutual Building and Loan
association. E. A. Hettinger has been
appointed by the parlor to look out for
its interests and attend all meetings
of Black's creditors.
The Alta Mesa Improvement com
pany, which owns the Alta Mesa ceme
tery, has levied an assessment of $5 on
each share of the capital stock. No
tices of the assessment-have been sent
out by Charles R. Fuller, who was
elected secretary recently to fill the
place made vacant by the resignation
of Black.
The private creditors of Senator
Black met with the directors of the
building , and lean association at 7:30
o'clock tonight to discuss ways and
means of liquidating the affairs of the
discredited politician and real estate
promoter. A committee composed of
J. S. Lakir. (chairman;, George Crome,
E. A. La Peire, Monroe Thomas and H.
G. Corbaley was appointed to assist
the directors in handling Black's prop
erties. J. B, Hutchinson «xplained to
creditors the valuation of Black's as
signments, giving the following figures:
Assets of Portola ranch, $25,000; of
Cressey, $321,000, with an indebtedness
of $147,000, and the sum of $217,000
due the company in contracts from pur
chasers of land, and from $5,000 to $10,
--000 assets in the Marshall Black In
vestment company, the holdings of the
latter being heavily mortgaged. Ex
perts and appraisers are now at work
in Cressey, and art expert will begin on
the books of the Palo Alto Investment
company tomorrow.
Creditors pecked the building tonight.
Directors Transfer Property
[Specid/ Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE, Oct. 2.—Coincident with
the disclosures of the status of affairs
in the Building and Loan Association
of Palo Alto, the peculations of Mar
shall Black and the statement that the
directors of the association will have
to make good any shortages that may
occur, it has been discovered that direc
tors of the association are flguringin
the transfer of valuable properties. The
following transfers and assignments
have been recorded here since it' be
came generally known that Black was
September 24—Transfer cf all ,<if Marshall
Black's property and that of bis wife, except
that exempt from execution, to the Palo Alto
BrtilrtinK and Loan aeosrfatlon.
September 2fV— Transfer of D. I*. Sloan and hi*
wife to W 11. Sloan of 2.48 acres In Alta Mesa
September 28—Transfer from P. Ty. Sloan to
LftVfit* Sloan a half interest, James K. Sloan *
fcixth interest, W. H. Sloan a ni.ttS interest and
Frank S. Sloan a sixth ioterest in, the TVaverly
and Hamilton Ir»ft 5.48 acres, valued at $5,00*1.
September 30 —Transfer from TV". H. Sloan to
Myrtle S. Sloan, a sixth Interest in tame tract.
September 30—Declaration of homestead. W. H.
Sloan u> Myrtle Sloan, on 5.48 acres, valued at
S*ptembpr 3<V -Mortgage from George ~W.
Mopher and others to Bank of Palo Alto for
$6,000 for one yar at 7 per cent.
September 30— W. 11. ami Myrtle B. Sloan,
mortgage for $2,C>f>o for one year nl 7 ncr cent.
Septamber 30—Assignment, of property from l>. '
L. Sloan to J. K. Sloan, deed given by ('. C.
Grant aDrt P. l>. Slosn, also assignment to 3.
E. Sloan of property deeded by P. Kvans.
Reading of SJatesment Will
Occupy Several Days
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2.—Thirty-four
veni-reitien had been excused and 12
remain in the box still under consid
eration at the conclusion of today's
examination for the selection of a jury
to try the 4 6 men accused by the gov
ernment of complicity in the dynamite
It was thought that the jury might
be completed tomorrow or Friday. The
trial of the defendants, headed by
Frank M. Ryan, president of the Inter
national Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron workers, and including
other officials of that union together
with members of two other unions,
then will begin.
District Attorney Miller will open
"■.he case for the government. His
opening statement, already prepared,
contains 800 typewritten pages and will
cover the ground upon which the pros
ecution intends by testimony to sus
tain its charges that the dynamite, con
spiracy continued for five or six years,
that Ortie E. McManigal's confession
of working in a "dynamiting crew," is
corroborated by persons from many
sections of the country; that the Mo-
Namaras were not alone in financing
and arranging , for a widespread sys
tem of blowing up the works of em
ployers of nonunion labor.
The reading of the government's
opening statement will occupy sev
eral days. The defense has not yet
indicated whether it will present an
opening statement
Most "of the veniremen were excused
today because they said that they had
convictions that the defendants were
guilty which it would take evidence
to remove.
Frank Sutton, a farmer, said that he
never had heard of the dynamiting
cases- or of the trial of the McNamaras
at Los Angeles.
Posse Captures Fugitives After
Pursuit in Automobile
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, Oct. 2.—Holding up at the
point of a revolver a chauffeur who
had been detailed to drive t,hem from
Reno to a ranch a few miles east of
town. Earl Fallls and Charles tSF.-J>er
rington, who gave their address as Los
Angeles, today stole'the machine they
had rented and made a wild run to
Wadsworth, Nev., while another, ma
chine containing four men armed with
rifles gave chase.
Bert Irwin, the chauffeur, whom they
left stranded on the desert 11 miles out
of Reno, made his way to the South
ern Pacific railroad tracks and "flagged
an engine bound east, which .rushed
him back to Sparks, a subucb of
Reno, where he s;?nt a mes
sage to Under Sheriff Nichols. He In
turn caught Deputy Sheriff Ing-alls at
Wadsworth just a few minutes before
the stolen, automobile reached; that
Earl Pallis, the younger of the\.inen,
is about 17 or- 18 years old. He carries
a chauffeur's licence, and it was he
who bargained for the machine... .
♦ ■
MONTPEWER, Vt... . Oct. 2.—There
haring been no choice at the utate elec
tion last month, the state legislature
today elected M. Fletcher of Cavendish,
republican, as -governor.
Santa Fe Closes Big Deal
For a Vast Terminal Site
The shaded portion of the map shorvs the tract fronting on Oakland
harbor sold by Edson F. Adams to the Santa Fe Railroad company. It
contains about 30 acres and the price paid n>as $1,000,000. It is to be
used as a freight terminal and reserve for leasing to industrial concerns.
A pier toill be built to handle car barges.
Waterfront Property Worth $1,000,000 Will
Be Improved for Future Freight Business
OAKLAND. Oct. 2.—Site for a. new
freight terminal on the water front
was secured by the Atchison. Topeka
and Santa Fβ Railroad company today
when it purchased 35 acres of land be
tween Alice and Fallon streets from
Edson F. Adams. The consideration is
understood to have been $1,000,000, and
the improvements which the railroad
expects to pjace on the land will reach
another $1,000,000 or more. The project
includes t % he construction of a freight
depot, a pier for the landing of freight
cars from barges and an industrial re
serve. The deal was made through the
Santa Fe Land and Improvement com
pany, subsidiary to the railroad cor
The deal, one of the most Important
which lias taken place on Oakland's
water front in years, was under way
for some time. The negotiations were
conducted directly between Edson F.
Adams, controlling , owner of the Oak
land Dock and Warehouse company,
and J. R. Hayden, industrial agent for
the Santa. \Fe. It was closed definitely
today and the deede placed on record In
the office of thecounty recorder.
The land involved is amonjar the most
valuable water front property in the
city. It lies between four city blocks
along , the estuary water front, is
bounded by*, First, Alice and Fallon
streets, comprises 35 acres and gives
the railroad company 1.550 feet of
frontage on the water of the estuary.
It is occupied at present by the Oak
land Dock and Warehouse company
and concerns which lease from that
company. Possession Is granted the
railroad by the deeds subject to leases
hold by the tenants, none of which
leases extends beyond 1916.
Officials of the Santa Fβ company
said today that the move was one of
the biggest that has breen made for
gome time by the Santa Fγ. When the
contemplated project on the land has
been carried out the company will have
what it long has felt the need of;
namely, an adequate freight terminal
in Oakland. The first step will be the
construction of a large freight depot,
equipped with modern appliances for
handling freight quickly and cheaply.
It Is understood that the building will
be one of the largest of its kind in
any city around the bay.
This will be followed by th« con
struction of a pier reaching out Into
the deeper water of the estuary in
order that the barges of the company
may land at that point with freight
cars. No tracks of the Santa Fe reach
this part of the city, but the company
will avert this difficulty by transferring
freight from the cars to the docks and
reloading them for return to Point
Richmond. The dock will be of suffi
cient proportions to accommodate a'
large string of cars, and apparatus and
equipment will be kept on hand 'for
switching purposes. In this way the
company will land Its freight in the
heart of the city without switching
charges and without paying toll over
the lines of another company. A plan
similar to this has been in use be
tween Point Richmond and San Fran
cisco and has been found satisfactory.
The barges take the cars from the
trains, transfer them across the bay
and return them loaded or empty, as
the case may be.
will leAse industrial reserve:
Part of the proposed plan of Im
provement at the Haw site is the In
dustrial reserve. ]By this plan a por
tion of the valuable property will be
leased out to various commercial and
Industrial businesses. The firms doing
business there will have the added ad
vantage of the convenient shipping
facilities afforded b,y the railroad com
pany. It is understand that a number
of the firms now doing business on the
ground under leases from the Oakland
Dock Warehouse company will be
allowed to remain. These concerns are
the Napa Transportation company, the
Hammer-Bray company, the Hugh
Hogan Lumber company, the American
Fuel company, the Western Lumber
company, tho Union Carbide Sales com
pany, the California Extractor com
pany and the American-Hawaiian
Steamship company.
The Hammer-Bray company holds a
lease for five years which dates from
July, 15, i9ll. The lease of the Ho-,
gan company will expire June 1, 1913.
The.rights of the American Fuel cpm
pany expire July l, 1913, and the Amer
ican-Hawaiian Steamship company
merely rents from month to month.
It may be removed from the premises
w'.ch a six months* notice. The other
tenants hold leases of varying length,
all of which will expire in the next
few years.
Officials. of the Oakland Dock and
Warehouse company refused to state !
today what tenants among those
named were liable, to removal upon
the expiration of»their leases. It I*.
understood, howwerA that those not
interfering with thi plane ot Improve
ment by the railroad company will
be allowed to renew their leases.
"This move has been made by the
Santa Fe company because it realizes'
that it U not sufficiently entrenched
in Oakland," said J. J. Warner, gin
eral agent of the company in this city.
"It has been under consideration for
some time and negotiations have been
conducted for several weeks. Today
the deal was closed, Hayden and Adams
handling It direct, .and the result prob
ably will be one of the largest and
■most important projects of improve
ment carried out by a railroad com
pany in this city in recent years. It
will involve the expenditure of ap
proximately 11,000,000 and will give
the Santa Fe a foothold in the section
of Oakland where It can do business
for tbe best advantage."
Warner said that the details of. the
plan were not known to him and that
he could not say when the- work would
begin. It Js understood,'however, that
action will be taken as soon as pos
sible, as the railroad has long desired
to own a base on the Oakland water
front from which to operate for this
portion of the city. When the freight
depot and dock have been Installed
the company will occupy as strong" a
posjtion as any railroad now running
in here, for the water at this, point
is deep enough to accommodate not
only flat barges, but large coastwise
vessels carrying important cargoes of
lumber, coal and other merchandise.
Today's move is tne third one of Im
portance made by the Santa Fe since
it built into Oakland several years ago.
Since its arrival it has operated a
freight and passenger station at For
tieth street and San Pablo avemie.
This is nearly 30 blocks removed from
the heart of the city, but it has been
forced to serve as the principal base
of operations for freight and passen
gers in Oakland.
Some time ago land for a freight
station at Twentieth and Union streets
; was purchased. Tracks have been laid
' connecting the site with the Santa Fe
tracks at Fortteth street, but no build
ing has been erected. Work has been
ertone on the property with the evident
intention of erecting a station there
in the-near future, which would greatly
develop that section of the city.
The purchase today of the land on
the water front gives the Santa Fe
its third . important position in Oak
land and is regarded as a part of a
large scheme of development of its'
interests here. '
■ ■ • •
New Jury Panel Will Report on
October 14
SALEM, Mass., Oct. 2.—Four jurors
had been chosen for the trial of Joseph
J. Ettor, Arturo Giovannltti and
Joseph Caruso, charged with being , re
sponsible for the murder of Anna Lo-
during the Lawrence textile strike
of last winter, when the venire of 350
talesmen became exhausted late today.
Judge Quinn ordered an adjournment
of the case to October 14. On that day
a new panel of 350 men will report.
Next Monday morning Judge Quinn
will hear arguments on a motion to be
tiled by counsel for the defense in
which they are expected to ask for the
reiease of the prisoners on ball. Two
instances in which defendants in capi
tal cases in Massachusetts have been
released on bail were recited as prece
dents for counsel lor the defense in an
interview tonight.
!— *
L«ntfnr and Charles F. May, who were
captured .Tuiy 20 after an exciting chase while
attempting to smuggle 180 4 tins of opium from
the Pacioc Mall liner Korea, yesterday pleaded
guilty to smuggling before Judge J. J. de
Haven of the United States district court. They
; will be sentenced at 10 o'clock this morning.
Over 75% Increase
Deposit Growth
of thewTan Francisco branch of the international Banking Corporation
1910 1911 1912
January 1 $1,799,458.99 $2,305,552.08 $2,891,264.40
April 1 ; 1,811,818.69 2,167,380.61 2,919,310.61
July 1 ... 1,905,887.60 2,166,679.92 2,887,295.09
„ October 1 2,237,875.83 2,282,408.85 3,235,724.59
Deposit Increase - $1,436,265.60
Main Office: E. W. Wilson, Branch:
Mills Building Manager Geary & Fillmore
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SOLD FOR $100,000
ALAMEDA, Oct.. 2.—Negotiations for
the purchase of the Amos Mecartney
ranch of 800 acres on Bay Farm Island,
regarded as the best remaining site on
the east side of San Francisco bay for a
transcontinental railroad terminal, are
under way between the owners. Mrs.
Amos Mecartney and her five daugh
ters, and A. C, Parsons, who was asso
ciated with H. B. Huntington in many
big land and railroad deals in Los
Angeles. The deal has revived rumors
that the Great Northern (Hill) rail
road interests are behind it.
More than $100,000 is involved in the
transaction, it is said, the price per
acre being close to $150. Considerable
of the ranch consists of unimproved
marsh and tide lands, but. there are
many acres under cultivation. The Me
cartney home is one of the show places
of Bay Farm island, and it , is under
stood that it is not to be included in
the sale. The family has lived there
about 40 years.
At one time agents who were thought
to be acting In the interests of James J.
Hill sought to buy the ranch, but failed.
Not long ago an offer of $80,000 for the
place was received by the owners and
turned down.
The Mecartney ranch takes in the
western end of Bay Farm island, which
is closest to San Francisco and long
considered as a natural terminal site.
The bay off the west end of the island
is shallow for some distance and a
mole could be constructed to bring the
terminal several miles nearer San Fran
When seen at his house in Piedmont
this evening, Parsons admitted the.
transaction, but denied he was buying
for a railroad company.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
Oct. 2.—Petaluma Citi
zens turned out en masse today to
welcbme the new automobile fire en
gine. The machine was driven from
San Francisco and arrived at the edge
of the city at noon. Tt was met by
a parade of nearly 100 automobiles,
which contained the city officials, offi
cers of the local flre department, vol
unteer firemen and citiaens. In the
afternoon a test of the engine was
made on the river bank. In the even
ing a ball was tendered by the firemen.
SAX DIEGO, Oct. 2.—Johnson Puter
bausrh, the receiver in charge of the
Great American Subdivision company,
finds that its assets have a face total
of $45,000. Of this sum $26,000 is rep
resented by certificates of deposit in
the Bank of Ensenada, which the com
pany is said to have assisted. The re
maindei of the assets consists of notes.
The court today allowed Puterbaugh to
hire an expert accountant to assist in
examining the company's affairs.
HOME DAMAGED BY FlEE—Damage to the e»
tent of $400 was done to tbe home of Mai
Oarers, 2SI Golden State avenue, by a fire
which started late Tuesday nljrht. Th«« Ingle
tddc fire department extinguished the blaze.
The cause is unknown.
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did not vote in the primary election.
must jsta f e that the signers are auali
fied electors and that is what the
county clerk of Los Angeles county
certified to.
"For another thing, the law does not
J state that an elector is barred from
signing a nominating petition of this
kind if he voted in the primary elec
tion It says he is barred if he par
ticipated in the nomination of men for
the same petition, namely, presidential
electors. Since these were not voted
on directly, but were chosen by the
legislative nominees in their party con
ventions, it is a question if any one,
other than those that sat in the con
vention, actually participated in the
nomination, within the meaning of the
"We have not been asßed to render
an opinion on that question as yet."
Hβ* -* ' ■ i

"For gentlemen who
fire not toothsome arc
■lways socially un
t gladsome."
That's a pertinent fact. So
cial ostracism follows decayed
teeth. Are y<ra in that class?
Tt'w your ovrn fun It if you are.
I fill, crown, treat, bridge and
extract teeth »Tl<hont pain,
and the high quality of my
work nft» the wtandard.» Why
not see me today f
Yours without pain,
Painless Parker
3rd Floor DUNNE BLDG.,
Stockton and Ellis Sts., at Market
San Francisco
I OlHcm In I<oe Angrelfa, Bnkrr«nrld.
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