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Testimony Given at Adjustment
Hearing Shows California
to Be Rich Territory
Figures Which Indicate
Great Express Profits
Fierures Introduced before the
railroad commission yesterday
phowinK California's valne to
the Wells Fargo Express com
Ji i,v. inn
Revenue from lulra
state business 9751.406.03
Revenue from inter-
Mate business. ... .• 650.902.56
Other thnn carrying
express 51,037.31
Total gross reve
nue 91,453.345.80
Total expense in Cat -
ifornin. exclusive
of cost of traveling
messengers 386,182.39
Value of property
used In the express
business 714,257.24
Average gross month
ly revenue 726.672.90
Figures showing the extent of the
express business of California and its
urn to th<= companies operating ,
in the state, particularly the Wells
r go, were introduced yesterday in
express rate hearing before the
state railroad commission.
In r-omparison with, several other
states located in different parts of the
country, the rates of which were of
fered in evidence, California is a gen
uine gold mine to the express com
panies. According to the tabulations
made by the rate experts of the com
mission, t lie charges in California
practically are double those allowed
in Alabama, Illinois. Missouri. New
Hampshire or South Dakota —the
states with which a comparison has
n made.
As a result, profits are correspond
ingly heavy, although the commission
ot yet completed its figures on
net profits. These are being made
from the Wells Fargo company's books
on the basis of the business done dur
ing the months of June and July, 1911.
During: the two months named the
gross revenue from strictly Califor
nia business handled within the state
was |751,40€.05, while the gross rev
enue from ■ business during
same period wm ?6.t0.902.. c .6. mak
iner a combined revenue from the ex
press business of California of $1,402,
--\e b to be added revenue
froni other sources amounting to $51,
--: ,; a grend total of $1,453.
expenditures during the same
\ v In the state were but $3Sf>,
--39, exclusive of the sums paid for
messengers, which have not yet been
ascertained. With this exception, the
nmount named covers all expenses, in
cluding salaries ot clerks, drivers and
other employes, maintenance of offices
and delivery service, and a proper pro
portion of the "overhead" charges. The
margin between the expenses and the
r<--rfijpTs is divided between the ex
■s company and the railroads on a
►■•ntage basis.
set of figures introduced at
'iner contained a statement of
re) by the Wells Fargo
i ipany in s. The total prop
osed in The express business of j
tioß is valued at $714.2.'7.2*,
leh about equals the gross monthly
revenue from state and interstate
For the purpose of camparing the
..i rates in California with
oxprpfs rates in other states the
i mission's experts selected at ran
: a number of cities and towns sep
arated by the same distances and then
looked up the rates that apply to those
distances in California and in the
• f Alabama. Illinois. Missouri,
aid South Dakota.
nth Dakota the rate a hundred
. erht for a distance of ,"i0 miles is Z7>
te. The average for the five states
cents. In California the rate
- from hO rents to $1.
; ikots rate for ion miles
. ruts. In none of the other
states is it more than 75 cents. In
Ifornia it ranges from 75 cents to
1 c South Dakota rate for 200 mil*«
. c -r, cents. In Missouri it goes as high
as $1.30| while in California it ranges I
■ veen $2.25 and 93.26.
The rates for other distances show
a similar trend, although only those
picked out at random are quoted. In |
some cases the California rates go even j
higher, while in a few instances, owing j
to the influence of water competition!
and other elements, they are lower.
K. La Shelle, assistant rate ex
pert, offered the tabulations in evi
dence and was on the stand during
most of the day. Other exhibits pre
pared under the direction of the com
mission show the wide variations that
lei in rates of all classes for the
same distances and under the same
conditions. Hundreds of tabulations
.f bees made to show the need of a
olesome readjustment such as the
mission intends to make.
As an example the merchandise rate
between Lincoln and San Jose, 1 .'0
miles, Is 7" cents, while the rate be
tween San Francisco and Sherwood, an
equal distance, is 11.70.
La Shelle testified that by the terms
of the contracts between the railroads
and the Wells Fargo company express
charges are never to be less than 150
per cent of the freight rates for a
similar haul. He introduced tabula
tions to show that there is slight dan
ger of this agreement being broken
by the company in California, for at
the present time none of its rates is
less than 240 per cent of the railroad
freight rates and many of them go as
high as 500 per cent.
When the evidence compiled by the
commission had been introduced, C. It.
.ham, traffic manager of the Welle
Fargo, took the stand and told some
of the inner facts of the express busi
}(•■ said that the contract between
his company and the Southern Pacific
gpve the railroad 40 per cent of the
KTOSS receipts of the express business
ia return for transportation, cars, de
pot room and the like. The Sante Fe
exacts 55 per cent and as a result gets
very little of the business that does
not originate on its line.
When asked if he had any theory as
to the reasonableness of express rates,
Graham replied after the fashion of
• y representative of a common car
rier, who has appeared before a regu
lating commission.
The hearing will be continued this
morning at 10 o'clock.
Society Girl a Bride
Gowns Are Marvelous
, Mrs. Wiilard C. Chamberlin, formerly Miss Inncs Keeney, whose wedding \
look place last evening in Trinity Episcopal church.
Chamberlin-Keeney Nuptials Are Followed
By an Elaborate Reception
One of the brilliant weddings of the
season, attended by several hundred
society folk, took place last evening
in Trinity Episcopal church, when
Miss Iniies Keenly, daughter of Mrs.
Charles M< Tntosh Keeney, became the
bride of Wiilard Cranston ChamberMn.
The hour for the ceremony was 9
o'clock and after the service at the
church there was an elaborate recep
tion in the white and gold ballroom
at the Fairmont.
The church decoration was white
chrysanthemums massed with foliage
and ferns on 11i•=» main altar and the
huge white flowers were banked with
in the channel against tall palms. The
color scheme in the decorations at the
church and at the hotel was green and
white. In the gowns worn by the
girls of the bridal party white and
gre«=n predominated with the pastel
shades making an effective variation
the gowns worn by two of the fair
maids in attendance..
The bride's gown was a creation Of
white satin charmeuse elaborated with
point applique lace. The rare old lace
was draped panier effect on the skirt
and the long court train was embel
lished with the same adornment. The
bodice was entirely covered with the
la.c and a corsage of orange blossoms
was the only ornament. The short
sleeves were of the lace and the slight
ly de<-olette yoke was outlined with
the same trimming. The lace was
worn on the wedding gown of Mrs.
Harry Tnnes Spotts, grandmother of
the bride, on Mrs. Keeney'S gown,
mother of the bride, and on her sis
ters wedding gown, Mrs. Theodore
Tomlisson. who was Miss Kthel Keeney.
The bridal costume was complete with
a long tulle veil and coronet of orange
blossoms and the bride carried a
shower of white orctids and lilies of
the valley.
The maid of honor. Miss Harriet
Alexander, wore a gown of pink chiffon
draped over pink satin and elaborated
with lace. She carried an armful of pink
roses. The bridesmaids, six in number,
walked two and two in the following
order. Miss Tsobel Chase and Miss Au
gusta Koute, gowned i:i sreen chiffon
over satin: Miss Kthel. McAllister and
Miss Fredericka Otis, gowned in mauve
chiffon over satin of the same shade,
and Miss Helen Dean and Miss Gertrude
Thomas, gowned in yellow chiffon over
Each maid carried a golden staff sur
mounted with a cluster of white chrys
anthemums. The gowns were made
alike, the chiffon being draped effec
tively over the satin, and each gown
finished with a sash of brocaded rib
bon of a deeper shade than the gown
with which it was worn. Each attend
ant in the group wore gold colored
The best man at the wedding was
Morgan Clianiberlin, brother of the
bridegroom, who came from Boston for
the event. The ushers were Allan Tay
lor, Maurice Sullivan, Charles Chapman,
"Drys" Successful in Two Santa
Cruz Districts
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA CRUZ. Nov. 6—An a result of
the local option election held in two
supervisorial districts under the WylUe
law 16 saloons will be compelled to go
out of business within 90 days. The
"drys" managed to win every super
visorial district, although In Aptos and
Glenwood, where five saloons are lo
cated, the "wets" were in the majority.
The result in Branciforti district will
make both Koquel and Capitol a "dry."
The result In Pajaro district affects
five saloons, one of them being at
Calpaca, the resort that has sprung up
since the completion of the new wharf
at Point Rogers, located at the termi
nal of the Watsonville Transportation
electric line, four miles from Watson
At Glen wood, the mountain resort,
two saloons will be compelled to close.
Charles Keener, Melville Bowman and
John Young.
The impressive marriage service was
read by Bishop William Ford Nichols.
There were scores of attractive
gowns at the reception, and among
those noticeable in the number was the
gown worn by Mrs. Keeney, mother of
the bride. Mrs. Keeney's dress was
black point lace draped over a founda
tion of white satin, and she wore dia
mond ornaments. Mrs. Tomlinpon, sis
ter of the bride, who came from New-
York for the wedding, wore a gown of
yellow satin draped with race and point
The wedding presents received by
the popular couple included many
handsome gifts of silver and cut glass
with pieces of valuable bric-a-brac and
furniture. The classmates of the
bridegroom from Harvard sent a hand
some clock. Several other wedding
gifts and telegrams of congratulation
came from New York. One of the beau
tiful presents given the couple was
a chest of silver ornamented with the
antique medallion pattern as a gift
from the mother of the bride. Silver
sets and rare paintings were given by
other relatives of the couple. Mr. and
Mrs. Chamberlin will return to reside
at the Fairmont after their wedding
journey in the south.
Among the guests who attended the
reception last evening" were:
Colonel ami Mrs. Hatnil- Mr. and Mrs. William
ton Wallace Thomas
Colonel and Mr*. Frank Mr. an) Mrs. Emory
Dennv ' kinship'
Mr and Mrs. Wlter! >%,*"« *»• "«"»
D»ss Mr. and Mrs. Orrille
Mr. an<l Mrs. Welter; Pratt
MaeUnTin !.Mr. and Mr». Cbarles
Mr. and Mrs. Robertj A. Cooke
Henderson j Ml - , and Mrs. J. P.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. Langhorne
Miller Mr. and Mr». Fred Me
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hop- >>>ar
kins Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Mr. and Mri. Cheeverj Cbesen<-ough
Cowdin 'Mr. and Mrs. James
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Flood
WUtacy Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Mr. ami Mrs. J. K.i Sharon
.Steele Mr. and Mrs. Monntford
Mr. and Mrs. Pisvrrli Wilson
Hewitt Mr. end Mrs. Osgood
Mr. and Mrs. H. C.) Hooker
Breeilen Mrs. Eleanor Martin
Mr. and Mrs. William 'Misses O'Connor
Duncan Miss Jeanne <;.illols
Mr. and Mrs. Robert.Miss f>ora Wlnn
Oxnanl Miss lonise Janin
Mr. mul Mrs. HarryMls* Ortrude Creewell
WUHar iMiss Anna Peters
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Miss Mnrearet Nlchnlg
Welch Jr. jMlss Janet Coletnan
Mr. and Mrs, Eugene, Misses Cunningham
Lent Misses Jolllffe
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Mrs. Dolly MacGavia
(irant i Fry
Mr. and Mrs. George fie 1 Misses Fostrr
la Tnnr Mi«e Ruth Winslow
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Paymaster Skipwnrth
Moore j I.'. S. N.
Mr. and Mrs. James Percy Kine
in N Herbert Bonlfield
Mr. and Mrs. A. 5». Kaot Maddox
I.illey Herbert OOOld
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Court*?? F'■*•<]
Cha*e Arthur Vineeoi
Mr and Mrs. Silns Elliott Roger-
Palmer Leonard Abbott
Mr. Amd Mrs. George Or. Harry Tcvls
Howard ißradley Wallace
Mr. and Mrs. Harry;Feltnn Elkins
Motulell I I
Specific Dynamite Conspiracy
Charge Is Made
INDIANAPOLIS. In.].. Nov. 6.
Specific accusations were made by the
government in the "dynamite con
spiracy" trial today that in the spring
of 1910 Frank M. Ryan, president of
the Iron Workers' union, and members
of the union's executive board entered
on a campaign systematically to blow
up the property of certain iron and
steel contractors, and that in further
ance of the plan Ryan wrote from
New York a letter assigning men to
have charge of explosions, in different
localities. Twenty-flve explosions that
year, including those Angeles,
were alleged by the' government to
have been carried on with the knowl
edge of most of the executive officers
of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers.
Every San Franciscan Should Be
Salesman of Citizenship,
Says Paul T. Carroll
Paul T. Carroll, chairman of the
publicity committee of the Chamber of
Commerce, told the members of the
Chamber's downtown oommittee, at
their weekly luncheon at the St. Fran
cis hotel yesterday noon, what is be
ing done and what remains to be done
toward spreading abroad San Fran
cisco's fame as the world's playground.
Carroll said:
Primarily, the work of the pub
licity committee will be greatly
simplified if every one of you will
take the pains to become familiar
with your city. Every one should
make of himself a competent
salesman of San Francisco citizen
ship, and wherever lie goes, at
home or abroad, should make
known the vast strides which San
Francisco has made toward estab
lishing itself as a world metropolis.
When you meet a stranger tell
him about the civic center, the
high pressure system, the vast
amounts which the United States
government plans to spend in
beautifying the Presidio, within
the city limits. Tell him with
pride about San Francisco's school
system, San Francisco's splendid
city administration. San Francis
co's "get together" spirit, which
has resulted in the amalgamation
of all the city's commercial bodies
into one powerful unit, the new
Chamber of Commerce.
Carroll paid a tribute to the dally
press of San Francisco for its loyal
support of every measure which has
to do with the welfare of the city.
He also took up the matter of at
tracting tourists and visitors to the
I city through newspaper and magazine
J articles.
A proposed ordinance to regulate the
tearing up of streets by public service
corporations was discussed at a joint
session of the supervisors" street and
public utilities committees yesterday,
and several suggestions placed in the
hands of Ordinance Expert H. A. Mason,
who will draft the measure and submit*
it at the next meeting , .
Adolph Uhl, representing the Cham
ber of Commerce, suggested that cor
porations should be forced to lay their
pipes, wires and conduits under side
walks instead of in the streets.
This plan, he said, would prevent the
tearing up of streets for service ditches.
The cost of tearing up sidewalks 1s
approximately one-third of the cost of
opening a street.
Supervisor Clianninl favored the plan,
but it was decided to give it further
consideration. I'hl also suggested di
viding the city into districts and
awarding the repaying contract for the
rlosing of public service, ditches to
one contractor in ea<**h -riietrict to ob
tain uniformity.
Representatives of slaughter houses
and meat packers objected before the
supervisors' health committee to the
plan of Pr. Julius Rosenstirn of the
Civic league to establish municipal
abattoirs. They declared they had no
objection to the city establishing
slaughter housee, but were strongly
opposed to being compelled to have
their slaughtering done in the proposed
city establishments, probably at a
greater cost. Rosenstirn's plan was
taken under advisement.
Tfr* health board's proposed milk
pasteurization ordinance was again
taken under advisement.
The act of 1893, providing , that la
borers shall work but eight hours and
receive one day's rest in seven, does
not apply to policemen, according to
an opinion rendered the police commis
sion by City Attorney Long.
Sheriff Eggers reported to the super
visors' supplies committee that he had
saved the city $83.42 during October
by permitting prisoners of the county
jail to grow vegetables.
Formal objection against the sug
gestion to build a crosstown line in
Van Ness avenue to connect with the
Geary street road was filed with the
supervisors yesterday by the Outdoor
Art league. The resolution sets forth
that Van Ness avenue will be the con
nection between the civic center and
Panama-Pacific exposition; that it is a
boulevard and altogether too fine a
thoroughfare to be cut by railway
Policeman Kills One of Two
Roost Raiders
SPOKANE. Nov. 6.—When two men
whom he discovered robbing his chicken
coop refused to halt early today, Po
liceman M. E. Austin flred three shots
at them. They disappeared in an alley,
but an hour later H. M. Campbell, a
laborer, drove up to the police station
in a wagon and delivered the dead
body of Guy Altman to the police.
Camphell admitted he and Altman were
the robbers.
Suit to recover $500 life insurance
against the Pacific Mutual Insurance
company on a policy taken out by Dr.
Henry E. Howland. reported killed in
the fire that destroyed the Chutes May
29. 1911, brought by Mrs. Eva Os
bourne, a spiritualist medium, heard
before Judge G. A. Sturtevant, was de
cided in favor of the plaintiff yester
day. The company asserted that prool
of death had not been made. Mrs. Os
bourne testified that she was convinced
Doctor Howland Is dead. She denied
that her information came spiritually.
The jury gave a verdict for the entire
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN MATEO, Nov. 6.—A petition
asking for the recall of Mayor Maurice
J. Powers. Trustee J. J. O'Brien and
former Trustee Gale H. Campbell was
filed with City Clerk E. F. Early to
night by George A. Kertell, a former
city councilman and foreman of the
1909 grand jury. The charges brought
against the officials are incompetence
and dereliction of duty.
One of the most successful amateur
performances artistically and finan
cially ever staged in San Francisco won
the applause of a large gathering of
society folk at Scottish Rite hall laet
evening when the Players' club pre
sented Maeterlinck's stirring religious
drama, "Mary Magdale r
Supervisors Approve Charter
Amendment for $15,000
Works Director
"If you want a good man you have to
pay lim; many young men superintend
ents of factories are getting $25,000 a
year, and here we have the biggest cor
poration in the state, one of the biggest
in the world, the city.of San Francisco,
and we should pay our men what they
are worth," said Mayor Rolph before the
supervisors last evening. "It would be
worth $15,000 or $25,000 a year if we
could get another O'Shaughnessy."
The matter of expensive talent was
introduced on a proposed charter amend
ment which would abolish the board of
works as now constituted and create the
office of director of works at a salary of
$15,000 a year. The amendment as first
introduced provided that the salary be
$12,000, but, on motion by Supervisor
Bancroft, it was raised to $15,000.
The amendment provides that the
director of works hold office at the
pleasure of the mayor, and in substance
gives the one official the same powers
now held by the full board of public
The amendment, with the $15,000
salary provision, was approved by the
board. Other amendments relating to
city officials approved were those re
ducing the police commission and fire
commission from four to three mem
bers and the board of health from
seven to three members.
The board approved the amendment
giving the supervisors more specific
power in the construction of tunnels,
subways and viaducts. A dispute en
sued on the question of exempting from
assessment for such improvements mu
nicipal property within the assessment
zone. The motion for exemption was
made by Jennings and carried.
Former Mayor Phelan and other
members of the board of library
trustees appeared to ask that an
amendment be submitted empowering
the supervisors to sell at less than
par $900,000 worth of 3V4 per cent
bonds unsalable under present condi
tions at par. The amendment was ap
An amendment was approved provid
ing that the park commissioners, at
the request of the board of supervisors,
shall set apart a strip of land 20 feet
wide along the edge of a park, par
ticularly Golden Gate park, for the
construction of a municipal rapid tran
sit car line.
Amendments were approved raising
the salaries of the city treasurer and
tax collector from $4,000 to $5,000 a
The board adjourned to meet yiis
morning at 10 o'clock to consider other
Miss Ellen O'Sullivan Breaks
Her Engagement
Interest in social circles on both sides
of the bay has been stirred by news of
the breaking of the engagement of Miss
Ellen O'Sulllvan, whose betrothal to Ed
ward Louis Lawrenson of London was
announced only a few weeks ago. Law
renson, who came to this country for
the announced purpose of claiming his
bride, has returned to England, while
Miss O'Sullivan has left the home of her
sister, Mrs. Oscar Sutro, in Piedmont,
and has gone to the home of another
sister, Mrs. Patrick Boland, in Los An
Incompatibility of temperament is the
cause assigned by the most Intimate
friends of Miss O'Sullivan for the break-
Ing of the engagement. It is said that
Miss O'Sullivan and Lawrenson found
that their tastes and likes were so dis
similar that constant friction resulted,
and the result was a mutual agreement
to call the engagement at an end.
Miss O'Sulllvan has spent most of her
time for the last three years in Europe,
and only recently returned to this coun
try with her sister in law, wife of the
late Denis O'Sulllvan, the noted Irish
actor. It was at the I/ondon home of
this sister that Miss O'Sullivan became
acquainted with numerous well known
artists, among whom was Lawrenson.
In addition to having won fame with
his brush. Lawrenson, who is a gradu
ate of Trinity college in Dublin, served
seven years in the British army with the
Connaught regiment. He has won high
recognition for his colored etchings.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BURLING AM E. Nov. 6.—The San
Francisco Merchants' association has
a formal protest against the
wagon license tax imposed by the city
of Burlingame on all outside business
houses and merchants whose agents
call on customers here. In a letter
received by City Clerk James R.
Murphy from Theodore Bell, attorney
for the association, the metropolitan
merchants claim that their wagons and
automobiles visit Burlingame for the
sole purpose of delivering goods and
not to solicit business. The protest
will receive attention at the next
meeting of the city trustees.
Precita parlor No. 187. Native Sons
of the Golden West, will celebrate its
twentieth anniversary tonight by giv
ing a banquet in Mission Masonic hall.
Precita parlor is one of the largest
parlors in the Mission district and was
instituted at Maennerbund hall No
vember 11. 1892. Dr. G. H. Van Nor
den was the first president of the par
lor. George A. Duddy is president now.
The committee is as follows: Charles
H. Cavanagh. Charles Wagner, H. F.
Striegel, F. J. Splain. Dr. J.N. Van Nor
rien. J. J. Flynn. D. J. Wrenn. J. S.
Earls, Joseph T. O'Brien, John J. Han
- •
The Hastings
Post and Grant Aye.
Complaint Is Filed by Asso
ciated Jobbers of
Los Angeles
THE Southern Pacific was made de
fendant in a complaint filed with
the state railroad commission yes
terday by the Associated Jobbers of
j Los Angeles, in which it was alleged
that the freight rates between Los Ang
eles and points between Mojave and
Laws, on the Owenyo branch, were ex
cessive and unreasonable. The com
plaint protested against the class and
commodity rates applicable to freight
shipped from points covered by the
territory embracing Laws, Keeler and
Mojave, to and from Los Angeles.
It referred to the freight tariff sched
ule of the defendant as evidence of the
unreasonableness of the rates. The
commission was asked to investigate
the rates and prescribe just and reason
able charges.
* * *
The department of agriculture has is
sued a pamphlet entitled "Railroads
and Farming," which sets forth what
the railroads of the country have done
in the way of instructing farmers, find
ing markets for farm produce, making
investigations of soil, etc.
* * *
F. E. Jordan's complaint against the
Oean Shore railroad, in which he asks
that an extra train be placed in service
to bring business men into San Fran
cisco at about 8:40 in the morning, will
be heard before State Railroad Commis
sioner H. D. Loveland tomorrow morn
ing at 9 o'clock. Jordan complains
that the change of schedule contem
plated by the Ocean Shore to go into
effect November 10 would necessitate
residents along the line getting up
early enough to catch a train that
would bring them into town at 7:40.
Otherwise they would never get to their
! business on time.
J. Ross Clark II to Stay With
Mrs. J. S. Tanner for Time
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 6— J. Ross
Clark IT, eon of Mrs. John S. Tanner,
formerly Mrs. Walter Miller Clark
and daughter in law of J. Ross Clark
vice president of the Salt Lake rail
road, will remain in the custody of his
mother at least until the final hearing
for his permanent custody comes up
November 20. The appellate court re
fused today to interfere with Judge
Clarke's order giving temporary cus
tody of the baby boy to the mother
and dismissed the appeal of J. Ross
A rubber heel left hy a burglar who
attempted to rob the home of C F
Wagner. 50 Fifth avenue, is the only
clew the police hay* to his identity
"Wagner returnee home late Tuesday
evening after watching the election
bulletins to discover the intruder in the
dining room. The burglar fled hur
riedly through an open window leav
ing the rubber heel behind. Hβ did
not obtain any valuables.
Thieves broke into the saloon of
Mrs. Mary Lapachet. 3001 Mission
street early yesterday morning and
stole $12 from the till.
Jewelry valued at $100 was stolen
from the room of A. Levington, Herald
hotel, Eddy and Jones streets
Go on this excursion and see
the farm you can buy at
the rate of $1 an acre a month —
.. A dplltfhtfui week-end excursion—see with your own eyes the |
imie (or big) farm which you can make your permanent home—
■wnere you can become a suburban farmer—a land owner In a com
munity of farms with every modern convenience—4o minutes by 16
electric trains a day from our fastest growing city. You can get a
farm, no matter how small your income—and on easy terms.
Just ynnr opportunity to become independent. Read about it'
Or you can make the trip by day, by train, leaving here Sunday
morning and returning Sunday evening. A quick journey—and you
join the boat party at Wilton. By boat you leave here on the
evening of Saturday, November ]6.
The Trip: The Farm:
The excursion Is to the These railroad lands are owned
Central California Traction Lands £y. the owners of the Electric
in the great Sacramento Valley— by speculators,
a trip by river boat (includ- They are being aoH at cost, plus
ing berth) and by electric "because
train, occupying two nights and they need the people In that
a glorious day. The price $2. community—and the crops to haul.
You leave here on- the even- They are In the railroad business,
ing of Saturday. November 16. The more people ln the com .
and arrive in Sacramento in the munity—the better the crops—
morning. (A charming moonlight the more business for them,
trip up the river—breakfast ln Hence, the small farm which even
the capital) the smallest wage earner in the
Then aboard th- electric ° lty m&Y bUy ° n eaSy term -
train and ride through a beautiful Y< i u wIH want one of these farms
country to WILTON, and the of
demonstration farm. "Wilton is water for Irrigation—with the sun
the new city-to-be, the comlne and climate to ripen the crops—
inland metropolis of this Them 'S? SK^R^^ 9
great farming community. freight—not expensive express—
The demonstration farm will with 16 trains a day to Sacramento
open your eyes to the Sacramento iSHSg and" oe* oa^oMch)
-\ alley—to these lands, their with chean electric rowe»r for
possibilities for YOU. your home and farm machinery.
Here you win see oranges A suburban home farm is here
growing—fruits, vegetables for >' ou —>' ou will sec it and
eroDe of all lHnrta fI«.,T-i t v,L~ perhaps pick it out. Here is the
crops or all kinds—flourishing p]Rre for your PO untry residence—
as you have seldom seen them and a business for you too. when
flourish before. you decide to I»,?vp the city for
You will see the site of * °' **
.Wilton—the coming city—see „
its admirable location-see m^rSeVsan^" 1
that lot which will be yours *nd profitable too—
if you choose to purchase a farm, ( * 2 for the trip). (All rail $2.50).
a free city lot. You be importuned to buy
You will be taken by automobile land. However, you will WAHTY
through a magnificent, sunny. fj \&tt££StiZJg2
fertile land—a country of huying a farm for home or
undulating hills and great level investment.
expanses—of century old oaks When you see its many advantages
(showing the depth of the soil)— you , wi " realize that it is bound
of prosperous farms. thr'JHUr" ,n the nMt
then n ce On bi°k S bv C 2S? ?o nd Sa f n° m If /°" ha ? the desi ™ to provide
FranrUen "Yon awaVen »»■ *k« a home and a comnetence for your
If >ou wish to return by train, you MUST see what one of these
you leave n the afternoon and ar- farms means for home or invest
rive ln this city Sunday evening. ment.
Come down to the office and get your ticket. Make arrangements
so that you can take this wonderful trip on Saturday, November 16.
Stine & 23 Montgomery Street,
Kendrick San F ran cisco.
• ■ Brunch Offloea:
• tlo^'"out n ?-n7r e f e xcursXn ra ?o j 6 ~ *"»--"* "**>
; Sacramento Valley. J. !tf. PERKINS, leoi Telegraph
; Awnnc, Oakland.
I GINS REALTY CO., 402 12t|| St..
; Oakland.
: : 520 X Street, Sacramento
State Superintendent Believes
That He Must Wait for Leg
islature to Act
[Special Dispaich to The Call"]
SACRAMENTO. Nov. 6.—The passage,
of the free textbook amendment,
caused State Superintendent Hyatt to
seek the advice today of the attorney
general upon the next steps to be
taken by the state.
Hyatt has asked what effect the
adoption of the amendment will have
as regards the state board of educa
tion, the status of the textbook com
mittee and the authority of the state
superintendent and the state printer to
continue the manufacture and sale of
tPXtbookS. •
Hyatt believes that although the
free textbook amendment became ef
fective as soon as it was adopted by
the voters, it can not be placed In op
eration until the legislature provides
the machinery.
Motor Stops and Biplane
Plunges Sixty Feet
HATBERSTADT, Germany. Nov. 6.—
Two more German airmen were killed
here today. Lieutenant Altrichter was
making a flight in a biplane, in which
he carried an engineer named Meyer
as a passenger, when the motor sud
denly stopped and the aeroplane
plunged to the ground from a height
of 60 feet.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6.—Martin Coggln,
522 Sibley street, a night watchman,
and Harry Thurston, 621 South Hal
sted street, a cook, shot and probably
fatally wounded each other today fol
lowing a quarrel over the arrest of a
girl supposed to be Christine Miller,
16 years old. a waitress. Coggin was
shot four times and Thurston once.
To Remove Sallowness,
Blotches or Wrinkles
(From Family Physician.)
Do you realize that Just beneath that
coarse, muddy or discolored complexion
there's an exquisitely beautiful skin of
youthful tint and delicacy? If you could
only bring this complexion to the sur
face, discarding thp old one! You ran
—in the easiest, simplest, most natural
manner Imaginable. Just get an ounce
of ordinary mercolized wax at any drug
store, apply nlfrhtly like f-oM cream, re
moving it mornings with warm water.
The wax assists nature hy gradually
taking off the lingering partirles of
dead and half dea<i surface skin, caus
ing no discomfort whatever. Ordinarily
it takes from a week to ten fcys to
complete the transformation. Cutane
ous defects like pimples, blotches, liver
spots, moth patches, freckles, of course,
disappear with the old skin. Nothing
else that T know of will accomplish
such wonderful results in so short a
Fine lines and even the
wrinkles often appear at an parly a.cc.
In such cases nothing is better than a
face bath made by dissolving 1 oz.
powdered saxolite in Vs pt. witch hazel.
This is remarkably effective.

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