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'Til Be Back, Boys," Is Sir
Thomas' Farewell to His
Friends as Train ,
Pulls Out
Says He Is Sorry to Go
and Will Be Glad to
"I'll be back, boys!"
The engine whistled, the com pressed
Taken screamed and the train
i out.
Sir Thomas l.ipton tried tn say some
thing- els<\ but his words were drowned
out in that tearful noise of a depart
ing- train. With all tbe vigor of a
training f., hauling over the win'ard
rail with lee scuppers under, the vet
►ran yachtsman swung far out from
with his feet braced on the
lower step, and he waved his hat in
fond goodbyi
The famous old Shamrock yachting
song- hrok.- from the lips of the few
personal friends who gathered at the
Third and Townsend depot to wish the
skipper godspeed:
His >mile's increash.'.
it knows no ceftato'.
!' soothen the waters of (he ragin' main.
The train swerved on a curve. The
rod lights of the rear coach swung
full. And Sir Thomas was gone.
Even though San Franciscans rushed
the veteran British ya<*!ttsman during
his visit here through .a cyclone of en
tertainment that robbed him of enough
sleep to set a whole army of Britishers
a roaring. Sir Thomas weathered it
with all the seamanship of a Yankee
in su.-h waters and his personality
suffered not a bit.
"My one regret is that i have to
leave San Francisco." said Sir Thomas
aa he boarded the train.
'T have to get my boat ready." was
the excuse which tore him away. "In
your kindness you would keep me here
until I have not time to get back to
England and bring back a craft for
IfM.V he said.
"I'm sorry to go, but I'll be Just
that much more glad to get back.
Goodby hoys!"
With tha.t he heartily shook hands
with the dozen friends at the station,
and stoically boarded the train.
dosen men then broke out in the
old Shamrock song, led by Burr Mc
intosh, who was on the old Erin with
Sir Thomas nine years ago. It was too
much for the old skipper, and he turned
back to tell them goodby again.
Sir Thomas Lipton is bound for Los
Angeles. He will visit Pa=adena and
San Diego and depart from the state
Friday night, with an ltlttof*mry as fol
lows: Salt Lake. Denver. Kansas City,
St. Louis. Chicago. Detroit. Boston and
Xew York. He is accompanied by
Colonel Duncan F. D. Neill and his
secretary, AY. A. W. Melville.
Among those who gathered at the
station to bid him adieu were Allan
Pollok, C. V. Williamson, president,
and William Pickering of the British
Empire cluh. Captain Martin L. Crim
mins and Burr Mcintosh.
Tt was rather a quiet day yesterday
for Sir Thomas. He had his first real
since arriving here, for he was
not disturbed until the sun had spent
its first five hours. The first thing on
the day's program was a luncheon at
the home of Mrs. William Cluff. mother
of Mrs. J. C. Wilson, at 211$ Pacific
avenue. Later in the day he had tea
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de
Young, and he dined with Allan Pol
lok. Thence he went direct to the
Third and Townsend streets station.
Jt was hard for him to leave San Fran
cisco, and he confided to one of his
friends, shortly before boarding the
train, that:
"You've got some nice pieces of water
out here, and It's not a bad place to
live in at all."
There was only one thing Sir Thomas
forgot while he was here. His secre
tary told about it just before the skip
per boarded the train. Said the secre
"'E's got more than two names. 'Is
middle name is Johnstone."
Gas Bills Reduced
And your gas service taken care of
for a small monthly charge. Gas Con
sumers' Association, phone Franklin
717, 467 O'Farrell street. —Advt.
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN QUENTIN. Nov. 22.—The penalty
of death for the crime of murder was
paid today by Alexander Szafcsur on
the gallows In the death chamber of
San Quentin prison.
The doomed man met his fate with
apparent resignation. His last words
were spoken in the condemned cell to
the Catholic priests who had been with
him during the last 24 hours.
Ib- cell door opened and the i
priests stepped to his side to walk with
him to .the scaffold a few feet away,'
Szafcsur said:
"A few moments hence I shall have I
paid a bill that I ought to pay."
He ascended the 13 steps to the plat- j
form; with a snap the black cap and '
rope were placed in position and the j
trap was sprung. j
In 10 minutes from the time Szafcsur]
left his cell the prison physicians. Dr. j
H. N. Kierulff and Dr. Ralph E. Allen! I
pronuoced him de*ad.
Szafcsur was the first man to be
hanged in California since the execu
tion of Mark A. Williams at this place,
January 12 of this year.
The crime for which Szafcsur was
! -tyas the shooting of his second
wife, Krma, April 4. 1910. in their Fred
erick street home in San Francisco, v
occurred after a protracted debauch, in
Szafcsur had squandered $2,000
which had been left to his wife by a
as _. S
ABERDEEN, Nor. -j... --All barb-win., steamers
were able to get away totUj. They Include*
I'aisy Mitchell, IJndaVef, Central**, Wiilapa
Tamalpais ami Tempi" R, Dorr. Not« itbstand'njr
report* ..* departures for Seattle <>f schooners
Manila and Watson A. W<-t imd hurkentine
John C. Meyer they are .--till barboand. The
Watson A. West has been In the lower harbor,
falling t» sail for Tasmania, nearly three weeks.
Sctjooser joined th.- barboutid fleet
Steamer Nchalcm arrived from Astoria.
17,000 at 'Home Made' Show Marriage
Church Stillness Marks Public Affair
Boycott on Clothiers Due to
Agreement With Hands
Discussed by Council
im _ The San Francisco
Labor council dis-
cussed at some length
last night the situation of a number of
clothing dealers, who, because they
signed an agreement with union al
teration hands and bushelmen, were be
ing boycotted by the Citizens' Alliance.
At the close, on motion of Delegate
Macarthur, the council recommended
that the houses that were fair to union
labor receive the support of all union
men and women.
The Marine Gasoline Engineers'
union reported that the Crowley
Launch company had recognized the
union and conceded nearly all the de
mands made, also that it had recognized
the Hoisting Engineers' union. Upon
request the boycott against the com
pany was raised.
On recommendation of the executive
committee a boycott was declared
against the Fairyland picture theater
on the ground that lt was unfair to
the Moving Picture Operators' union.
Delegate Lehman of the bakers'union
reported that 6ome time ago 141 ba
keries used the union label on their
loaves, but because the wives of union
men did not demand bread with the
label the number of bakeries using such
had dwindled down to five or six.
The waiters reported tnat the Palace
hotel, which employs more than 100
men of the craft, within the last few
days had "made valuable concessions
to the union." It was reported.that the
restaurant business was poor and that
miiny of the 1.600 members of the
union, were out of work.
The postoffice clerks reported that
with the assistance of Special Organ
izer Misner they were organizing a
clerks' union in Oakland.
The cigar makers reported that be
cause of lack of demand for union made
cigars in this city only 400 instead of
4,000 cigar makers were employed here.
Milk Drivers' union No. 226 made a
request for a blanket boycott to be
used on several small dealers who as
serted that they would not agree to the
daylight delivery of milk. The execu
tive committee -was requested to act
in this matter.
The organizing committee was re
quested to take up the request of the
dredgermen to form a new organiza
A request to place a boycott on one
of the large department stores was re
ferred to the executive committee and
all unions Involved wiU be notified to
send a representative to the meeting
on Monday night.
The superintendent of the Relief
home urged the council to consider
favorably proposed charter amendment
No. 22.
The council directed the secretary to
send a lettergram to Paul Scharren
berg, delegate to the American Fed
eration of Labor, requesting him to
bring before that body a proposition
to contribute to the fund for the de
fense of the men on trial in Indian
The council made a number of
changes in Its bylaws.
Secretary Nolan was granted a leave
of absence to attend a meeting of the
executive committee of the Molders*
International union next week.
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.—A feature of the
real estate market has been the many
inquiries from outside Investors eager
to find openings in business and resi
dence realty. While the building oper
ations are keeping up to the high
standard set at the beginning of the
winter, particular activity has been
shown in the construction of apart
ment houses, and it is predicted that
withip the next year many more of
these structures will be built in Oak-
I land.
The building permits for the week
j show a total of $414,T2u. This is an ex
cellent showing and means that build
ing activity will be marked through
| oTit the winter, the climate lending it
| self to the work.
According-to the records of County
Recorder Bacon. 361 deeds were placed
on record last week. Although this Is
;a splendid showing. It does not show
I all the deals mad# during that time/
j and there were at least 100 more trans
i fers of property, the deeds of which
! were held back for various reasons and
I will not be recorded until later.
Other records of the county recorder's
office show 127 mortgages. 1439.803;
mortgages released 136. amount $208,
--487; deeds of trust 103, amount $215,
--752; reconveyances 66, amount $110,670.
The number of documents filed during
the time was 1,011. the fees for the fil
ing of them amounting to $1,4615.90,
while the filings for the corresponding
week of last year were 850 and the
fees $1,348.80, showing an increase of
The Laymance Real Estate company
has negotiated, through Herman Rlt
tigstein, manager of the leasing de
partment, the lease of the new Owen
apartment hotel to I* B. Morris for 10
years at a gross rental of $135,000. The
Owen Is a concrete, fireproof apart
ment house in Harrison boulevard at
the corner of Twenty-second street,
on the shore of Lake Merritt It was
built for J. W. Owen. a Los Angeles
capitalist, who ha.s Invested consider
able sums in Oakland realty.
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Some of the attractive booths to be seen at the Home Industry exhibit.
Cafe Cashier Becomes Wife of Salesman and
Pair Get $500 In Presents
If such a thing were possible, it
might be said that Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Parkinson embarked on their matri
monial voyage last night on a sea of
faces. Fully 17,000 persons who were
gathered at the Home Industry exposi
tion in the Auditorium stilled their
voices while the solemn words of the
marriage ceremony were repeated by
Rev. James Madras Heady, pastor of
the Central Baptist church and known
las "the marrying minister."
When he reached the point " —and do
you Edna Irene Waring take Hugh
Robert Parkinson to be your lawful,
wedded husband?" one might have
heard a pin drop, so Intense' was the
The pair did not decide to accept the
open invitation of the directors of the
Home Industry league until yesterday
morning, but their decision saved the
managers hours of worry, for the cou
ple that had been announced as the
pair who would stand for a public
"splicing" were stricken with a severe
case of bash fulness, and informed
Heady that they would give their
chance to some other couple, and wel
It is unlikely that any other mar
riage ever celebrated In San Francisco
has been productive of such a variety
of wedding gifts. From the wedding
cake and champagne through the list to
i a yearly subscription to The Call, all
Fresno Meeting Rejects
Move to Hang on Uncor
roborated Proof
FRESNO, Nov. 22.—Modification of
the laws of criminal and civil proced
ure were discussed at today's session
of the California Bar association. An
amendment to permit conviction on the
uncorroborated evidence of an accom
plice was emphatically voted down.
The association Indorsed an amend
ment to cut down the number of per
emptory challenges and providing that
if the offense is punishable by death or
life imprisonment 10 challenges will be
allowed on each side, and that in any
other trial only Aye challenges will be
granted each side. <h
Another amendment Indorsed is one
permitting the prosecution to appeal
when a defendant is released under
habeas corpus proceedings. Judge S. E.
Crow of Santa Barbara championed an
amendment which purposes to curtail
the tendency of lawyers to conjure into
tbe minds of jurors Imaginary doubts
in regard to the guilt of the prisoner
and It received the association's in
dorsement. **
Ralph W. Breckenridge .of Omaha ad
dressed the association on the subject
of the constitution, the courts and the
people. He urged the .defense of the
courts and the constitution against
unjust criticisms, which, he declared,
are largely based upon ignorance of
legal principles and misapprehension
of facts. Acknowledging that there are
defects In the administration of law
the speaker contended that the bar is
fully awake to these evils and through
state and national associations have
come assurances of radical reforms
along those lines.
Prises for the Handsomest and Moat
Original Costumes at Ball for Which
Castro Parlor Stands Sponsor
Harlequin, and Columbine, Pierrot and
Pierette will flirt and philander even
as his unmentionable majesty flaunts
his power over Marguerite, at the mas
querade ball to be given tonight by
Castro parlor, Native Sons of the
Golden West.
There will be prizes for the hand
somest and most original costumes.
Among the Native Daughters who will
take part in the bal masque are Miss
Emily Marskey, Miss Genevieve Aster
and Miss Pauline Elsea. The commit
tee on arrangements consists of;
Walter Attr_Sje. Frank McKeon, Joseph
Burmofa. James A. Mi-Bride. John Mitchell. John
Mr-Kevin. Neill Molloye, P. J. Ryan, Edward
the presents were of a sort calculated
to add to their conjugal bliss.
Every exhibitor at the exposition
added something to the list of gifts,
which were worth probably $300.
Both young persons have been living
at 1461 California street with the moth
er of the bridegroom, and for the pres
ent will continue to reside there. Park-,
inson Is a salesman at the Emporium
and his bride has .been the cashier at
the California Dairy kitchen.
Headed by a brass band, the bridal
party marched down the long exposi
tion hall. A sqth-d of police, com
manded by Sergearrt,, F, pro
tected the party from the crowd. The
bridegroom's mother, his best man. A.
C. Wilmot, a young woman bearing a
wedding cake, newspaper men, and,
lastly, the pastor lorme' the wedding
procession. The procession mounted a
specially built platform at the rear of
the hall and Heady raised his hand
and waited for silence. Then the wed
ding ceremony was performed.
The exposition is being visited datly
by more than 25,000 persons and all of
the visitors are learning more about
their state than th.ey believed existed.
Among the booths attracting favorable
attention are those of the Golden State
Mason Jar concern, Miller & Lux. Royal
Macaroni, Workman Packing company
and W*akelee Drug company.
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 22.—Dr. F. W.
Hatch, general superintendent of state
hospitals, returned this afternoon from
Woodland, where he Investigated the
case of Mrs. Battman of Yolo county, a
former Inmate of Napa asylum, who, it
was charged, had been neglected by
asylum attendants and sent home In a
filthy condition. A meeting of the Napa
board of managers has been called also
to make an Investigation of the case.
A report will be made to the governor
I Asked 41it|>
the Society tKt
. "So you say the BUNGA
saves yon from many a little
'"Yes," she said. "I used to
be frequently at niy wits'
# ends trying to have my
guests congenial i and yet al
ways include 'some one who
plays'. Now I invite just the
right set, because any of us
can play the BUNGALOW
for dancing and other music."
Any hostess knows the
troubles of this pretty "bud"
were real to her —very much
so. The home that has a
PIANO has a certain pre
ventative of "frosty" func
ER PIANO has every essen
tial advantage of the more
expensive players.
And we take your
"never played" piano in part
PIANO plays the full scale. 88
notes—plays aU "standard" music
rolls—full, round, rich, mellow tone
—selected materials —best work
manship—automatic guiding de
vice—melody soloist —every valu
able improvement—free library of
music rolls.
Price $tBf»-4tcrms $2.50 per week.
San Fraarisco Store. 075 Market St.
Oakland Store, 1448 San Pablo Aye.
Fresno Stare, 3019 Marlpoao Street.
Sacramento Store, Sl5 J Street!.
San Joae Store, 231 South First St.
t :
|Dr. W. Gladden in Address
at Stanford Makes a
Plea for Peace
Special Dispatch, to The Call
! Dr. Washington ■ Gladden,- the author
j and divine of Columbus, "CC gave an ad
| dress before the'undergraduates today
on "Planetary Politics." He took the
! subject from the -work of an English
author and like him,. transplanted a
section of the ear.fh to.the heavens with
its population ajid resources .intact.
The inhabitants then of necessity
would have to conserve all their re
sources in order to live. With this
illustration «he evolved a scheme to
solve the world problems of statesmen
today. He said:
"What we want in order to create a
new world order is knowledge of the
people and of the forces and supplies
of nature, both above and under the
earth. Analysis of world conditions
larger than ever before attempted
would easily be possible today. The
recent meeting In Boston of Chambers
of Commerce from all over the world
to discuss world problems of trade,
shows that a new world order is not
"Reciprocity has been stamped an In
dividual obligation, not a national one.
Nations, says a famous statesman, will
not follow altruistic law; they must be
: egoistic. Now, once upon a time, ftght
| ing was a universal individual custom.
I but for the public welfare the fighting
industry has been made a state monop
oly, in the hands of the courts and po
lice. If we can alter the code among
individuals, why can't we among the :
The Call prints all the news all the
time. It is "the paper of authority."
Hf $ Bss_r fi »W J?W PsE
V. There !■ s substance called ralahth. a sab- f_ ( 7
I _9____lS etitute for ivory, made by a combination o' /Of_H Hs'l ifl /
A skimmed milk tamed by a epocial chemical ■ vH I /
■ proeeu into a yellowish brown powder. t|ffWBß[^ a ß«iii-H-j-_ s -3cBEiß»gHr A I(0
called chemically treated eaaein. end a solu- _jtfs Cj
tion known as formalin. The formalin /
PFJJ eolldiflea the powdered milk and tarns It Into Ifl wvf (y f tf'^iii-ift>s^_^s___3S-sa ==r^ >^BHHß
a hard substance as smooth ss i»ory, of a * _d»—-__7^^-_-* C! ***"" a^-T! <---H!S
similar tint, snd proof against lire. It U i 1 *£l __* :g -~~y=- i *t^BllJ
B^ house* out of tha blocks of lt la beinr ser- Nx^-sC^ *~ JjSs|
f Many a person's health has \W H J!'• 1j? 1 I||
been built *up through the = £kII v 1 Ilf
use of milk and cocoa. It's jLJi
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a most healthful drink BO M
IGhirardellV s
is the premier cocoa preparation
in point of good taste and
absolute purity. It is a house
hold word in every community.
Very economical, costing less than a cent a cup.
If you have never tried it, why not do so today.
Since 1852 San Francisco
G. C. Bantz Resigns His
Office When Successor
to Lee McClung Is
Sworn In
"WASHINGTON*. Xov. "..J.—Gideon C.
Bantz, connected with the treasury de
partment for 40 years, resigned as as
sistant treasurer of the United States'
today at the request of Keeretary Mac-
Veagh. He will be succeeded tomorrow,
by Christian S. Petfr.e. <hlef tn the
3iyision of banks, loans and postal sav
Secretary MadVeagh said that the
change was made because Hants was
tot in sympathy with his administrative
policies. Bantz, it was announced, will
be offered some other position of re
sponsibility in the treasury department.
News of the resignation became pub-
He almost simultaneously w.ith the
swearing in of Car mi A. Thompson as
treasurer to succeed Lee McClung, an
nouncement of whose retirement a. few
days ago gave rise to rumors that the
secretary and the treasurer were out
of sympathy.
All reports of a further upheaval In
the treasurer's office were set at rest
by Secretary MacVeagh with the state
ment that |he contemplated no more
YOung Yanricrhiit Reported io Be
Pressing: Suit With Heiress Who
I>ons Real Woman's Garb
Special Dispatch to The Call
, NEW YORK, Nov. 22.—The fact that
Miss Eleoriora Sears of Boston, well
known In the amateur sporting world,
and Harold Vanderbllt. youngest of
the Vanderbllt boys, were so continu
ously in each other's company at the
horse show in Madison Square garden,
today gave new zest to the persistent
rumor of their engagement. Miss
Sears was gowned in real woman's at
tire and it was whispered that there
was some mystic connection between
the capture of Miss Sears' heart and
the change In dress.
Alice Nielsen Is Heard at Benefit for
sinter* of St. Joseph
The beautiful voice of Miss Alice
Nielsen was heard tn the cause of
charity last evening when she came to
the aid of her early teachers, the sisters
of St. Joseph. The world famous singer
appeared at the benefit at the Scottish
Rite auditorium and sang an aria of
songs and the "Butterfly Duet." The,
money raised by last night's entertain
ment will be added to the fund being
raised for a new home for the sisters.
Several local soloists; both instrumental
and vocal, also contributed to the even
ing's program,
\av_r Collier Justin Arriven
The navy collier Justin, Captain Mer
ryweather. arrived laAe yesterday aft
ernoon fromCorinto. The Justin, which
left here October 5 with coal for the
fleet, brought no passengers. Captain
Merryweather reports that everything
at Corinto was quiet when he left. The
election was slated for the day after the
coal ship sailed.
Suits Pending and Threat
ened May Postpone De
termination of the
State Result
Determination of California reiult
m«.v he po«t|ioiicil until after eleetornl
colleite has -»nted. If -*leyer Manner.
progressive leader. eurrle* out threat
to nttnok return* In every Yl llsnn
enutity on nllefiatlon* net up by de.nio
ertlts iv |,os \n»;elex.
>eeretary of xtnte eoufronted v»ith
alternative of srlvlog California to Wil
son without I.on Ansreles vote, or fail
ure to eoniply v*ith law's mandate to
eertlfy result ne*t Monday, says he will
withhold eertlfleatlon.
l.os Anggeles progressives prepare to
recover votes lost through deelslon of
appellate court by Institullnn suit for
Sacramento and S*i« Joaquin e*>unty
progressives prepare to Institute man
damus proceeding* in those counties.
I.os Angeles .super* isors postpone
beginning reeanvnss ordered by appel
late court.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 — A complaint
in equity will be filed In the superior
court early tomorrow morning by the
law committee of the progressive party
asking for a recount in two precinct*
involved In yesterday's decision of the
appellate court In the election contro
versy, and by which the progressives
say they lost 115 votes.
McClure Says United Btatea la Politi
cally Corrupt and Offer* Remedy
to Cure Conditions
Why the United States is, as he as
serts, politically corrupt and the rem
edy for it was explained last night by
S. S. McClure. the New York magazine
publisher, before the civic center din
ner guests.
He said the cause of the trouble Hew
in the "foolish habit," based on the
theory of a French philosopher and
abandoned In other lands, of weaken
ing the government by separating the
legislative and the executive depart
ments and also in the plan of rotation
in oftlce.
San Francisco has an independent
paper — The Call.
"Not punishment, but correction."
will be the subject of the next lecture
in the Sunday series of Rabbi Jacob
Nieto of Temple Israel. It will be de
livered tomorrow at 11 a. m., in. the
synagogue. California and Webster
streets, and will, be a general discus
sion of the defects of the present
system. The general public is

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