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Sir Thomas Survives Gauntlet of Receptions
Despite Compliments Guest Is Lipton Still
SPORTSMAN'S
LIFE SECRET
IS REVEALED
Just Too Busy—That's Why He
Never Bethought Himself to
Marry, 'Tis Said
BUSY DAY FOR SIR THOMAS
Morning—Called on President
sf*>ore of the exposition.
liiinrhfon—Guest of honor at
Bohemian club luncheon given
by former Major James l>. Phe
tan.
Afternoon—Gueet of honor at
reception given by Mrg. J. C.
Wilson.
Eveninff—Guest of honor et
dinner Riven by Mr. and Mrs. M.
yl?. de Young,
Perhaps the real reason Sir Thomas
iLlpton never married was that he
couldn't find the time. It is a reason
able explanation of the distinguished
yachtsman's bacherlorhood, consider
ing his first day's program in San
JFYanciEco, and as the remainder of his
will not be far different In this
it will be no slight to the city
if the gallant Sir Thomas departs at
the end of the week still heart, whole
end fancy free.
He began his day yesterday morning
t>y calling on President C. C. Moore of
the exposition company, in company
with Colonel Duncan Neill, his travel
ing companion, and Allan Pollok. Lieu
tenant Commander David Foote Sellers,
naval aide to the president, escorted
them and attended to the introductions.
After a short conference Sir Thomas
tnotored to the Bohemian club, where
he was the guest of honor at a char
acteristically informal luncheon given
by former Mayor James D. Phelan to
$8 well known San Franciscans. A
broad Scotch burr, invisible to the
•ye, but otherwise plainly distinguish
able, decorated the board, and Scotch
Jokes flew thick and fast.
FELICITOUS REMARKS
Introductory remarks were made by
Phelan, who expressed his pleasure at
being , able to return the hospitality
(hown him by Upton in Scotland- Allan
Pollok, an old friend of the commo
dore's, recounted interesting reminis
cences of the yachtsman's career, and
Pγ. j. Wilson Bhiels; in Scotch dialect,
spoke in the same vein.
Upton's democratic principles and
bis sterling qualities as & man, were
touched on by Charles S. Wheeler In
a speech on the lovable traits in the
of the guest of honor.
Sir Thomas was pleased, and said as
much, while his eyes twinkled and his
"It's** rolled over so softly from his
c. He said that he was coming
<* in 1915 or sooner to try again
■with his Shamrock IV for the inter
national trophy. The exposition re
gatta should be a great event, he said.
LIPTOX MILL HELP
"I hope to help make this a "world
event," he said, "for all the world will
be represented at your exposition, and
yachting is a sport which should have
a great showing."
From the Bohemian club Sir Thomas
was whirled away to an informal re
ception at 3 o'clock given by Mrs. J. C.
Wilson to a score of guests.
He had dinner at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. M. H. de Young, who gave an
elaborate party in his honor at their
California street residence. The house
■was decorated with American beauty
roses* and the tables at which half a
hundred guests took their seats were
adorned with baskets of the chosen
flowers.
Among those at the dinner were
Captain and Mrs. Martin Crimmons,
who will entertain at a ball to be given
for Sir Thomas Thursday evening , at
the Officers' club in the Presidio. The
guest list at the De Young dinner last
night included the following:
Mr. and Mrf. WilHam.Mr. and Mrs. Willard
G. Hitchcock Drown
Mr. nn<l Mrs. Ernnry iCaptain and Mrs. Mar-
Wlosiiip j tin CTiratnlns
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Brc-dpn Tobin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mr. and Mrs. Oorge T.
Hays Smith Cameron
General and Mrs. Ar-jMre. Fir-trher Ryer
thur Murray [Mfm O'Connor
Mr. end Mrs. Andrew Ml.«s Frances Stewart
Welch Miss Kathleen de Young
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Frank Unger
Bsrron TbornweH Mullilly
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hop- Harry Scott
kins illenrj* Hartley ,
IFelton Elkins
MICH MOEE TO COME
This was only one day for Sir Thrnn
as=, and while he was being rushed
by enthusiastic friends, other en. ;
thusiastic friends were busy plotting |
how to fill up the rest of his time in San I
Francisco. Out of it developed plans |
for an elaborate, but,'informal, banquet!
to be given Wednesday evening by the j
■. of San Francisco bay to the
: ichtsmen of the world.
It is their intention to entertain the
with "an evening in San Fran
cisco that he/11 forget." Officials
of the Pacific inter-club association,
which includes the yacht clubs of the
bay cities, have the affair in charge. It
will be given at the Bt. Francis hotel
a* 7 o'clock tomorrow night, and is cal
culated to make Sir Thomas glad he is
a sailor.
In the meantime. Sir Thomas will be
With teas, dinners, yachting con
ferences and other events until Friday
shall roll around to take him away
again.
"For the BlKKer, Better San Fran
ei*<*o" U the pledge and alas of
The CaM.
TEAMSTER FINDS LOOT
OF THIEVES IN CACHE
Stolen From George W. Vander
bilt 18 Years Ago
BAR HARBOR, Me.. Nov. 18.—A large
amount of solid silver table ware
stolen from George W. Vanderbilt's
summer home here 18 years ago, was
found today hidden in the ro*cks at
the base of a cliff by Simon Violete,
a teamster. Violete went to the cliff
for a load of stone and in handling
the material came upon the silver ware.
It is worth $10,000 or more and is part
of plunder valued at many thousands
of dollars stolen from the Vanderbilt
residence. A large sum of money and
much valuable jewelry never were re
covered.
Blow Almost Stanned Hir»
When he regained consciousness he
discovered what had struck him. It
was hie wife's striking idea to dress
on the $1.00 a week Credit Plan at the
■'California," 59 Stockton, st, upstairs.
t —AdvL
Sir Thomas Lipton and President C. C. Moore of the exposition.
NEW POLICY URGED
TO UNITE LABOR
American Federation Considers t
Resolution to Adopt Indus
trial Unionism
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 18.—The
question whether the American Federa
tion of Labor Is to adopt industrial j
i unionism in place of its present policy {
of recognizing the autonomy of trade!
or craft organizations will be discueeed'
tomorrow before the convention of that
organization. »
The committee on education reported j
this afternoon on a resolution for the j
adoption of industrial unionism. A
majority of the committee voted for
its rejection and a minority report fa
vored industrial unionism where prac
ticable, and where not practicable a j
close federation of trades unions for!
unified action.
The resolution was introduced by
John Mitchell. Duncan McDonald. John)
P. White, Frank J. Hayes, William j
Green and J. H. Walker of the United
Mines Workers of America and In
part follows:
ORGANIZATION BY INDUSTRIES .
"Resolved that in order to combat
compact and powerful organizations of |
employers of labor, this convention t
adopts and indorses the plan of or-j
; ganiaation by industries instead of by j
\ crafts, which often divides the forcee
lof labor, and that the officers of the j
American Federation of Labor be In
structed to use every effort to bring
this about."
The majority of the rommltte de- I
sired to substitute for the resolution .
the autonomy declaration of the Scran
ton convention in 1901, which favored!
retention of the policy of recognizing j
and maintaining craft or trade auton- i
omy Insofar as it was compatible with
modern organization of Industry. By
j special order discussion of the resolu-
I tion was set for tomorrow.
I CONDEMN "PRIVATE DETECTIVES"
Resolutions adopted at the afternoon
session condemned the "private detec
tives. " said to be used to break strikes
in West Virginia, favored the depart
' ment of state universities along the
Wisconsin extension plan, commended
the movement for wider use of school
buildings and urged their use for labor
meetings; commented on the work of
the national conservation congress and
approved participation by American
Federation of Labor officers in its
proceedings.
Some excitemen-t followed a report of
the resolutions committee in favor of
excluding religious discussions from
the floor of future conventions, and
recommended that representatives of
all religious organizations be denied
the use of the convention platform.
After a long debate the convention
voted to allow religious discussions.
The Call Iα now an absolutely In
dependent newnpaper. Try it oat
and i«e.
FRIEND OF MURDERED
MAN GIVES TESTIMONY
Story of Intercession of Priest
Is Recounted
• COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. 18.—Perry M.
Ford was the chief witness today in
the case of Miss Cecilia Farley, a state
house stenographer, charged with kill
ing Alvin E. Zollinger, an advertising
solicitor, who was shot in a city park
on May 13.
Ford, who was Zollinger's closest
friend, told of how Zollinger battled
with himself as between his love for
Miss Farley and what he knew was
right.
The story related how Zollinger im
plored Miss Farley, a Catholic, to go to
her priest, confess her relations with
him and be forgiven, and of how the
priest introduced Qutgley to Miss Far-
Jey in the hope that Quigley would so
interest her that she would forget Zol
linger.
EMPLOYE KILLED AT
SIDE OF GENERAL MILES
WESTMINSTER, Mass., Nov. 18,—
Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles,
U. P. A. (retired), saw one of Ms em
ployes blown to pieces and another
severely injured by a dynamite explo
sion on his farm today. The dead man
was Fred C. Daly of Westminster. Will
C. Melvin of Leomlnister sustained a
fractured arm. General Miles was noi
injured, although sticks and small
stones fell on him. Daly and Melvin
were dynamiting stumps.
There *» only oae Independent
newspaper ia San Fraudeoo—-The
Call.
SLEUTH KNOCKS DOWN,
SITS ON BOY BANDIT
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18.—A 15 year
old desperado is in jail here today
after giving City Detective Fitzgerald
a hard tussle. The prisoner is Harry
Clickner, alleged leader of a gang of
youthful bandits whose specialty has
been burglary, and who are also sus
pected of several holdups. The boy
offered desperate resistance, and Fitz
gerald was compelled to knock him
down and sit on him until assistance
arrived.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY; NOVEMBER 19, 1912.
FIRST SHOT FIRED
AT NEW POSTAL ACT
New York Publication Opposes
Measure to Force Display
of Private Records
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—The open
ing attack on the constitutionality of
the sections of the recent postal appro
priation act requiring newspapers - to
give postal authorities access to their
circulation records and to publish the
names of their stockholders and bond
holders, was made today before the su
preme court in a printed brief filed by,
Robert C. Morris and G. B. Plante, on
behalf of the Journal of Commerce and
Commercial Bulletin of New York. The
case is set for argument orally De
cember 2.
The attorneys , for the newspapers
contend principally that the sections
violate the constitutional liberty of the
25,000 newspapers, magazines and peri
odicals published throughout the United
States.
Unlike public service corporations,
the newspapers, the attorneys claim,
have no element which give the gov
ernment a right to regulate their busi
ness except Insofar as the public morals
or public welfare is concerned.
"Absolutely no authority can be
found for a contention that the provi
sions complained of In this act ware
enacted for the public benefit." declare
the attorneys. "Neither the govern
ment nor the public at large can be
benefited by the knowledge of the
private business affairs and the finan
cial affairs of the owners of a news
paper.
"In the act individual injury in in
flicted without any corresponding bene
fit to society. Tf the corporation is do
ing business on borrowed money for
which it has issued its notes or other
obligations, it must publish to the
world the holders of such obligations,
to the annoyance of such lenders and
the endangering of lte credit. It must
show the vulnerable spots in its finan
cial armor to the benefit of its com
petitors and enemies. Banks and other
large financial institutions will refuse
to loan it money for fear that they will
be held out and advertised as support
ing or controlling its editorial or po
litical policy. Nor are these fanciful
objections. To the business man they
are real and alarming."
The attorneys warn lawyers, doctors
and other professional men that if this
act is upheld, congress may equally re
quire them to publish and disclose the
names , of their clients.
RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
STUDENTS CRITICISED
Oxford Man Says Many Are
Poorly Prepared
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—A severe
criticism of the calibre of students
sent to Oxford university under the
Rhodes scholarships was delivered to
day by Dr. George R. Parkin of Ox
ford, executive secretary of the Rhodes
Scholarship trust, before the national
association of state universities.
Dr. Parkin divided the students
sent to Oxford from the United States
into three classes. The first third, he
said, were high grade students; the
second third, were fair, while the other
third "well, it is a mystery to the Ox
ford faculty how they ever got there."
A report on the plan for a national
university to 6e located in Washington
and conducted by the federal govern
ment, was made by Dr. Edmund ,M.
James, president of the University of
Illinois. The university contemplates
asking the next congress for an ap- J
propriation of half a million dollars, i
A committee was appointed to. press
the matter before congress.
TITLE TO TIMBER LAND
WILL BE THRASHED OUT
F. C. Dezendorf, chief of the fleln
division of the United States general
land office here, will leave today for
T'kiah, Mendocino county, to attend the
hearing there between the settlers and
the L. E. White Lumber company in re
gard to the title to 12 homesteads of 160
acres each. The hearing will be held
before Hale McCowen, county clerk of
Mendocino county. The settlers claim
title by virtue of occupancy within 30
days after the land was surveyed,
while the lumber company claims to
have taken the land on scrip.
ROOSEVELT'S PLURALITY
IN MINNESOTA 19,430
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 18.—Roosevelt
carried Minnesota by 19,430, according
to complete returns tabulated toda,y by
the secretary of state.
Governor Eberhardfs plurality is
41,029. The vote on the national ticket,
as officially compiled, is Roosevelt 125 -
856, Wilson 106,426, Taft 64,334, Debs
27,505, Chafln 7,886.
Knute Nelson, republican candidate
for re-election to the United States
senate, polled the highest popular vote
ever recorded in the state.
Thanksgiving Sua-g-eNtlona
Natural looking little turkeys filled
with candy, or miniature candy plum
puddings decked with holly, add Im
mensely to the attractiveness of the
Thanksgiving dinner table. Geo. Haas
a> SLobm' taut cajidv sUuraa^—Jtdvt.
UNION OFFICIAL
PALED WHEN HE
SAW McMANIGAL
Witness Says Clancy Swooned
After Admitting Acquaint
ance With McNamara
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18.—How Eu
gene A. Clancy, a labor union official
of San Francisco, fainted and remained
unconscious when, after making admis
sions hi trie district attorney's office in
Los that he looked through
the crack of a door and saw standing:
in another room Ortie E. McMan'gal,
the dynamiter, was related at
the "dynamite conspiracy" trial today.
Oscar Lawler, special assistant to
the attorney general, and Arthur L.
Veltcli. who gathered evidence In the
dynamiting cases In California, said
Clancy collapsed in December, 1911,
after admitting in their presence that
he knew James B. McNamara was on
the coast to blow up nonunion jobs.
Lawler and Veitch also named Olaf
A. Tveitmoe and Anton Johannsen, San
Francisco; W. H. Pohlman, Seattle, and
J. E. Munsey, Salt Lake City, as being
aware of McNaomra's dynamiting mis
sion.
EVIDENCE IS COMPETENT
Pohlman and Johannsen are not
among the 45 defendants here, but
when the defense objected to quoting
what Johannsen might have said the
court ruled the evidence was competent,
"because It had been shown that Jo
hannsen was a co-conspirator."
The witness said Clancy, at the dis
trict attorney's office, told this story:
In August, before the Los Angeles
Times explosion, Clancy went to Seat
tle, where he was introduced b>y Pohl
man to James B. McNamara, who said
to Clancy, "You know what I am out
here for," and then explained he was
to do dynamiting.
Clancy was in Boston with Michael
J. Young when he read of the killing
of the people at the Loe Angeles ex
plosion. Immediately he telegraphed
to "Shorty" in San Francisco to "clean
house," meaning to get rid of certain
telegrams about J. B.s western trip.
He also hurried west, stopping in Salt
Lake City to see Munsey, the iron
workers' business agent there. Whether
Munsey told him the dynamiter was
hiding in Salt Lake City Clancy re
fused to say, adding: "You had better
see Munsey about that."
When the Ltewellyn iron works in
Loe Angeles was blown up, December
15, 1910, McManlgal, wTio did that job,
appeared in Clancy's office in San Fran
cisco. Clancy told him to get oat, and
directed him to see Tveitmoe.
Just after he had told this story
Clancy, who had heard of the trouble,
turned around and saw McManigai
through the crack of a door. He faint
ed and became unconscious. Asked
later why, knowing McNamara was
Jpillty, he had Joined with Tveitmoe
and Johannsen in the defense of the
McNamara brothers, Clancy replied he
"considered it none of his business."
INTERVIEW WITH MIWSEY
Lawler then told of an interview he
had with Munsey, known also as "Jack"
Bright.
"Munsey told me that after the Times
explosion he was sent by J. J. Mc-
Namara to inquire whether the people
in Los Angeles thought the building
had been destroyed by escaping gas,"
said Lawler.
"I told Munsey we had information
that he hid James B. in Salt I>ak<S City
for two weeks after the explosion, that
we had a Salt Lake City tailor, Theo
dore Bjonn, who made a suit of clothes
for McNamara, and in fact Munsey's
own wife had given us a description
of McNamara as a man to whom she
rented a room.
"Munsey admitted he rented a room
to a man named Williams, but he did
not think he looked like McNamara, I
also asked him whether he had not
been the g-o-between In g-etting the
dynamiter back to Indianapolis. Hβ
denied all of it. Then he rame back
and said he had decided to make a
clpan breast of it. We appointed to
meet the next day, but In the mean
time Munsey had seen Johannsen, and
when he reappeared the next day he
Bald he had decided not to talk further.
"I also had a talk with Tveitmo«
about labor conditions in Los Angeles,
in which he said General Harrison
Gray Otis, proprietor of the Times, was
regarded as an enemy of union labor."
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BATHTUB TRUST
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UNCLE SAMUEL
Supreme Court Decision Rules
Against Monopoly qf Pat
ented Machine Products
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—In an epoch
making decision today in the so called
"bathtub trust case," the supreme
court of the United States laid down
the broad principle that there can be
no monopoly in the unpatented prod
uct of a patented machine without vio
lating the Sherman anti-trust law.
Justice McKenna delivered the unani
mous opinion of the court.
In accordance with this decision, the
court struck down as illegal the
"license agreements" by which manu
facturers of 85 per cent of the sanitary
enameled ironware In the United States
were bound together In combination.
The . license agreement allowed the
manufacturers to use a patented
dredger, but only on condition that
they abide by an attached price list;
would not sell to jobbers who bought
from Independents, would not sell in
certain territory, and would not sell
"seconds."'
Officials of thrc department of justice
were highly eluted over the decision,
which, it is claimed, will have an im
portant bearin/r on several investiga
tions now under way as well as on
anti-trust -suits already filed against
the so called "moving picture trust"
and the United Shoe Machinery com
pany.
The decision is regarded as important
because of the government's claim that
the "patent license agreement" plan
was being adopted by many concerns
as a result of the judicial band upon
the "pure trust" plan as exemplified In
the case of the Standard OH company
of Ohio; the "holding company" plan,
ac declared invalid in the Northern
Securities case, and the combination of
a holding company and manufacturing
company, as shown in the Standard
Oil and tobacco cases.
Justice McKenna in his opinion said
that the effect of the agreements was
to convert independent and competi
tive companies into a combination,
subjected to rules and regulations.
"The trade was practically controlled
from producer to consumer," said he,
"and the potency of the scheme was
established by the co-operation of 85
per cent of the manufacturers and their
fidelity to it was secured not only by
trade advantages but what was prac
tically a pecuniary penalty, not inaptly
termed in the agreement "cash bail."
Today's decision sustains the decree
of the United States district court for
Maryland abrogating the license agree
ments, and paves the way for the re
trial of the criminal suit against the
"bathtub trust," the first trial of which,
at Detroit several months ago, re
sulted in a disagreement of the jury.
CAR COMPANY PLANT
DESTROYED BY FIRE
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 18.—The
erecting plant of the American Car
and Foundry company was burned late
today causing a loss estimated at
$100,000. The bursting of an oil main
leading to a riveting furnace caused
the flames to spread rapidly. Two
firemen were injured seriously by
falling walls.
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H MARKET AND STOCKTON SAN FRANCISCO '$ - '
HIGH COST OF JOY
RIDING HARD HIT
Mr. McDonald Jr. Solves Prob-
lem Satisfactorily to
Himself
I(TS Mr. McDonald in?" asked a bright
I young man as he presented him
*• self at the general offices of the
Santa Fe yesterday.
"There's no Mr. McDonald here," was
the reply.
"But there must fte. I represent an
automobile house, and we have been
demonstrating a car for Mr. McDon
ald's son, and he told us to come here
and close the deal for the car with his
father," continued the young man.
"It looks to me as though your com
pany has been very kind in giving
some imposter a glorious joy ride," ob
served the Santa Fe man. "The next
time you have a car to sell and don't
care whom you take out on a demon
strating trip Just come here first and
I'm sure we can produce any number of
eons of 'Mr. McDonald.* "
The Santa Fe men have given no
tice that if any Mr. McDonald has been
slighted in his efforts to acquire a car
he should state his grievance at once.
As soon a* the wreck on the Northern
Electric at Marysville was reported
yesterday the railroad commission dis
patched" R. A. Thompson, chief engineer
of the commission, to the scene to make
an investigation on behalf of the com
mission.
* * *
E. H. Blakely, advertising agent of
the Western Pacific, has just returned
from an extended trip over the line as
far as Salt Lake, during which he
stopped at the principal towns. He re
ports conditions most favorable along
the entire line of the Western Pacific.
The Southern Pacific has just an
nounced that it will attach an observa
tion sleeper to trains 13 and 14 be
tween San Francisco and Portland,
which leave here at 10:20 p. m. and ar
rive at 7:30 a. m. This will enable the
passengers to get a good view of the
Sacramento river canyon and Mount
Shasta from the observation car.
♦ ♦ #
George F. Harrison of New Tork
American managers of Cook's Tours, is
at the Palace. He was met , at Van
couver by Charles E. Stokes, San Fran
cisco manager of the agency.
# » *
J. O. Johnson, assistant ticket agent
of the Union Pacific at Omaha, is a
visitor in this city.
* * ♦
D. E. Sullivan, secretary to the gen
eral manager of the Oregon Short Line,
with headquarters In Salt Lake City,
Iβ in San Francisco.
# # #
R. L. E. Cowie, general manager of
the American Express company, left
yesterday for Denver after a business
trip to this city.
* # *
The general manager of one of the
eastern trunk lines, who has Just re
turned from a trip through the west,
says that he saw no evidences of an
alarming car shortage nor does he look
for any later on in the winter.
"Most of the railroads," he says, "are'
taking good care of their shippers, but,
of course, shippers are not getting all
the cars they are asking for. For in
stance, the average shipper, alarmed
by the talk of a car shortage, will or
der 100 empty care where he actually
needs only 50, to be sure to get what
he needs. He gets his 50 cars, but
the company or several companies from
whom he orders empties reports a
shortage of 50 cars because the full
request of the shipper was not filled.
This condition is prevalent all over the
country, and particularly at the coal
mines. The car shortage is mostly on
paper and is largely exaggerated."
CITY OF ANGELS
MAY FIRE ITS
REFORM MAYOR
Recall Threatened Against Aged
Executive for Actions Dur-
ing Eddie Scandal
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18.—Not since
the strenuous times preceding the re
call of former Mayor Harper, which
resulted in the establishment of the
present "good government" administra
tion, have local • political and civic
circles been so shaken as followed the
summary dismissal today of George
Baker Anderson, private secretary to
Mayor Alexander, and the executive
ordetL for the dismissal of Deputy City
Prosecutor Fred M. C. Choate.
Strongly partisan to Anderson, who
formerly was its secretary, the good
government organization has threat
ened to invoke the recall against the
mayor, to which the septuagenarian
executive replied with a defiant chal
lenge. Nearly every city official of
any importance has taken sides.
The political mixup up was a direct
outcome of the Guy Eddie case, Ander
son having been accused of having
"framed up" against F. W. Lloyd, one
of the chief witnesses against the city
prosecutor, now awaiting trial for an
offense against a young woman.
Cecil H. Nicholson and Jack Arling
ton, who were said to have been the
instruments In the alleged trapping of
Lloyd at Anderson's instigation, are
reported to be on their way to Van
couver, B. C, Nicholsdn's home. Chief
of Police Sebastian telegraphed the
police of San Francisco to stop them.
The morning papers printed an open
letter to Mayor Alexander, charging he
was cognizant of Anderson's part in
the Lloyd arrest, accusing him of con
demning Eddie before his trial and de
manding justice for Anderson.
This was backed by an. Interview
with Lewis R. Works, eon of United
States Senator John D. Works and a
good government leader, in which the
mayor and chief of police were se
verely arraigned.
I ' ___—
THIS ODD LOVE SONG
BROUGHT $10,000
Fancy prices for the copyrights of
popular music reached a climax yes
terday, when a music man, Leo Feist,
paid the fantastic figure of $10,000 for
the copyright of a song scarcely dry
from the press, called '"That's How I
Need You. And yet Feist claims he
will make a fortune on it at only a
dime per copy, wholesale. Here is a
portion of the chorus, clipped from a
copy Just received:
How I Need You -■'
By PIANTADOST
Like a broken heart needs gladness,.. Like the
flow-ers need the dew,... Like a ba - by
Speeds its moth - er, That's how I need you.
The song is no better than a thou- -
sand others, except that it contains a
number of odd harmonies, aimed, evi
dently, to develop women's "woicea.
The song bids fair to become a fad in
'Frisco ere the snow flies.
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