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"The Paper of Authority"
in San Francisco is the independent
Call. It is for the city and state
. first, last and all the time.
"Volume oxil—xo. leo.
Secretary of Interior Refuses
to Permit Stipulation in
Grant That Would "Tie
Up Indefinitely" the
Power Privileges in the
Yosemite National Park
Free Use by San Francisco
of Privileges Is Favored,
With the Provision That
the City Develop Them
Without Further Delay
for Muncipal Purposes
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.—The most
important development of today's hear
ing , before Secretary of the Interior
Fisher and the army board on San
Francisco's right to use the Hetch Het
chy was the statement made by the
secretary that while he, would not,
agree to anything that would lock up
the Hetch ftetchy he personally would
favor giving the water power free to
the city if the city proposed to develop
it immediately for municipal purposes.
"It is to the public interest," Secre
tary Fisher said, "that the hydro
electric power be developed in place of
coal, oil and other fuel. If San Fran
cisco will agree to develop it within
a reasonable period I favor that the
i water power be given without charge
to the city, despite the urgent need
of revenue for the national parks,"
No Unlimited Privilege
The secretary flatly refused to per
mit San Francisco to tie up indefinitely
the Hetch Hetchy water power privi
leges by any stipulation in the permit
for the use of Hetch Hetchy valley
tharfVould allow the city to hold the
power pHvilee* to suit its owe -con
The hearing on San Francisco's right
to use the great Valley as part of ite
water system today revolved largely
around the water power question and
the possible alternate sources of water
supply for San Francisco, such as the
Sacramento river.
As a result of today's discussion the
Sacramento river, MeCloud river and
San .Toaquin river, all alternates, ap
pear to be shelved as impracticable.
Secretary Fisher asked Mayor Rolph
if he would not agree to the proposition
to develop at once the electric power in
connectinon with the power plant.
Conference to Be Called
t Mayor Rolph answered that a confer
ence of San Franciscans would be held
on the matter and their conclusions
would be submitted.
"A question of public policy is in
volved," he said, "which will necessi
tate the most careful consideration on
the part of the city's representatives.
On the one hand we have a charter pro
vision that declares it to be the policy
of the city to gradually acquire all the
public utilities of the municipality, and,
on the other hand, we have a provision
limiting the amount of the bonded debt
that the city may incur. We will hold a
conference and submit our conclusions."
Agreement to Be Specific
That he was unwilling to leave to
the discretion of the city at some un
certain date the development of the
waterpower was the positive assertion
of Secretary Fisher. The city should
4 a specific agreement on the ques
tion of the power, he said, or leave the
government free to make such disposi
tion as might appear to the general
public interest.
The San Francisco officials expressed
themselves as being decidedly opposed
to having San Francisco relinquish its
right to the power which will be de
veloped if the city is alloM'ed to build
its water reservoir in the Hetch Hetchy.
A long discussion was engaged in by
Secretary Fisher and Engineer Free
man regarding the advisability of San
J*ranciseo acquiring the Spring Vall<*y
Water company.
Secretary Fisher said the city I
to acquire the Spring Valley company
as part of the program of a municipal
water supply, to which Freeman re- I
plied that the city had made an offer
for the water company, but that the
company regarded the offer as inade
Condemnation Sugg«sted
After the hearing Mr. Fisher, At
torney Beardsley then said the city,
exercising its right of eminent domain,
could obtain posession of the Spring'
Valley Water company by condemna
tion proceedings.
Freeman said that the application
to use Hetch Hetchy was to avoid the
great delay in eminemt domain pro
cedure. He said it was not fair to ask
the city to take polluted water from
ytoe Sa«-rarnento river when it could
get pure water from the mountains.
"An Independent Newspaper"
Bruin Will Be Hunted Like Rab
bit Because of Devastation He
Has Wrought on Ranches
Special IMspati-h t» The Call
CHICO, Nov. 26.—Bears are so nu
merous in the foothills and along the
coast range, this season that the or
thardlsts are organizing to hold a bear
drive, after the fashion of the old time
rabbit drive.
The bears are ruining the orchards
and fields of this county and the west
erly slopes of Glenn and Colusa coun
ties. Joe Stout, living on Elk creek,
reports that his orchard has been raid
ed and many trees completely de
stroyed and he fears the entire orchard
will be lost unless can be
done to head off the bears.
Other orchards have suffered simi
larly. The bears are unusually bold,
many of them coming in broad day
light and climbing fruit trees in plain
sight of dogs and cattle.
Los Angeles Council Warns
Board to Mind Own Business
and Kills Smoking Act
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26.—After cen
suring the board of public utilities for
an "attempt to regulate public morals
instead of attending to its duties of
regulating public utilities," the city
council today killed the ordinance to
prohibit tobacco smoking on street
cars. ,
Hotel Gneat Loeeg Equilibrium in High
Heeled Shoe* and Tumble* to
Ballroom Floor
While dancing a Texas Tommy in the
parlors of the Hotel Reo. 1270 McAllis
ter street, last night, Mrs. J. A. Henry,
wife of a business man and a resident
of the hotel, failed to maintain her
equilibrium on her French heeled
shoes, with the result that she fell,
breaking both bones in her right Jeg
near the ankle. -
Mre. H*nry »w»* carried from the
ballroom floor by her partner. Al
though the pain was intense she de
cided her ankle was only sprained, and
it was not until examined at the Cen
tral Emergency hospital that the
broken bones were discovered.
Many of the dancers followed Mrs.
Henry to the hospital, and the feminine
portion of the crowd vowed before Dr.
W. A. Harrison, who reduced the frac
ture, that any Texas Tommies or jelly
wobbles they may attempt in the
future will be performed at no higher
altitude at the heels than is reached
from a Filipino balarina's chinela,
which, it might be explained, has no
heel at all.
Strikes Declared Throughout Country
Following \avnl Executions
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 26.—Eleven
men of the Black Sea fleet, recently
condemned to death for inciting
mutiny, were shot at Sebastopol today
by firing parties from the warships.
Four hundred sailors of the fleet
are being transferred to Raval and
Strikes are being declared in
various parts of the country as a pro
test against the action of the govern
Trash Blocke Chimney and «.»« Forced
Back, Aephyxlate* IlllnoUan
And Wife
MOUNT ZION, 111., Nov. 26.—A last
summer's bird's nest caused the deaths
here early today of Henry Scott and
his wife. The nest blocked a chimney
flue and when a gas stove was lighted
in the couple's bedroom the fumes were
forced back and they were asphyxiated.
Redding Lad* Injured and Car Smashed
in Odd Accident
Spwial Dixpatoh to Th* Call
REDDING, Nov. 26.—The most re
markable accident In Redding's annals
happened on the main street of the city
tonight when a car driven by William
Riley, with Walter Boggs accompapy
ing, ran into a moving freight train.
Riley was hurt slightly. Boggs was
thrown through the windshield and
slightly injured. The car was wrecked.

Denver* Opening; Auditorium for Public
Bali, Bar* Trotting
DENVER, Nov. 26. —The Denver
Auditorium will be used for a municipal
dance hall this winter, beginning De
comber 15. The plan is to charge an ad
mission fee ju«* sufficient to cover ex
penses—probably 15 or 20 cents a
couple. The turkey trot, bunny hug
i and grizzly bear will be barred.
Rupture of Armistice
Regarded as Imminent
LONDON, Nov. 27.—The Con
stantinople correspondent of the
Daily Tejegraph senda the fol
lowing dispatch:
"Turkej*- is drifting rapidly
toWard the triple alliance. A
rupture of the armistice negotia
tions is regarded as imminent
and certain.
"Both the government organs,
Ikdam and Sabah, employ un
usual frankness in discussing
the situation. They assert that
while the triple entente (Great
Britain, France and Russia) Is
urging the porte to conclude
peace, the triple alliance (Aus
tria, Germany and Italy) advises
"Both papers arguethat Tur
key should profit thereby to se
cure, the best possible bargain."
Mrs. J. M. Long of Modesto
Killed as Machine Plunges
Over Hill; Husband
HAYWARD, Nov. 26. —A holiday auto
mobile trip ended in tragedy thie after
noon, when the machine of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Long of Modesto toppled over a 20
foot embankment on the Dublin road,
turned turtle and crushed Mrs. Long be
neath it, producing injuries that caused
The couple were riding in a new auto
purchased yesterday and were on their
way to spend Thanksgiving with Mrs.
Long's sister, Mrs. William M. Leland,
Domingo and Oakdale streets, Berkeley.
News of the tragedy was flashed im
mediately to Mrs. Iceland by Long, who
escaped uninjured. Mrs. Leland left in
an automobile for Pleasanton, whither
the body of Mrs. Long was taken.
The accident occurred on the Bulmer
hill, which has a steep grade and has
been the scene of several other acci
dents. Half way up the Incline the en
gine stopped and the machine began
gliding down the grade.
Long was driving, and says he used
every possible means to stop the car,
but the brakes refused to work. He
says . Mrs. Long became excited and
grabbed the steering wheel, turning the
car to the side and precipitating it over
the embankment.
The machine and occupants fell 20
feet, and in the descent Long was
thrown clear. His wife was caught be
neath and mortally injured, though not
She was taken into Dublin and died
immediately. The body was taken in
charge by Deouty Coroner Charles Gra
ham. .. I
Bulgarian-tranmorts at rest near outskirts of Musipha-Pasha, village of Hadem Kidi, where humkeds of Turk
i/j soldiers are dpngffrom cholera. M. Raymond Poincare, premier of France, who is trying to prevent general war.
Divorce Seeker, Who Went to*
Hills For Quiet, Nervous Wreck
When He Gets Decree
Special Dispatch to The Call
RENO, Nov. 26. — Joseph Francis
Griffin, a New York stock broker, has
introduced a new wrinkle in the'Reno
divorce colony. He came here for a
divorce, but the nerve racking noises
of Reno grated upon his ears, so he
establisbed a camp in the mountains
above the city, where he spent much of
his time.
When this palled he lived on a ranch
five miles from Reno. X
Almost a nervous wreck, he obtained
an absolute decree of divorce today
from Jessie Ritchie Griffin for deser
tion occurring in New York in 1909.
They were married in Denver in -1887
and have one daagrhter, an accom
plished musician in New York.
Ilutte County Product Piece «le Reels t
ince for Montane Chrtotmee
Special DUpetcb to The Call
OROVILLE, Nov. 26.—Butte county
coons are to be served at a Christmas
dinner in Montana, and thus another
Butt© county product becomes famous.
S. Barnes, who is now at his old home
in Montana and wha used to kill the
pests he-re and had many a feast from
them, h»s written to W. A.'Woodman
see for several young coons for his
Christmas dinner.
[ *'AII the News All the Time
With Probability That the
"Peerless One" Wjll Have
Cabinet Place Gossip Is
Centering About Wife
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO, Nov. 26.—With the proba
bility that William J. Bryan will hold
an important cabinet position under
President elect Wilson, gossip already
is busy about the plate Mrs. Bryan will
occupy in Washington official society.
Mrs. Bryan lived at the national
capital in the early rjneties, when, the
commoner was a congressman and un
known to the nation.
The story of the romance of Mr. and
I Mrs. Bryan was told today.« Mr.
Bryan met his wife at college in
Jacksonville, 111. She was Miss Grace
Baird, daughter 'of John Baird, a
' western pioneer of Scotch stock.
Mrs. Bryan is said to have told this
story of how her husband broached the
question of marriage to her father. To
Mr. Baird, an authority on the bible,
young Bryan said:
"Mr. Baird, I have been reading
Proverbs a good deal lately, and Solo
mon says, 'Whoso findeth a wife findeth
a good thing and obtaineth favor of the
" 'Yes, agreed Mr. Baird, T believe
Solomon did say something like that,
but Paul suggests that, while 'he that
marrieth doeth well, he that marrietli
not doeth better." "
This did not abash Bryan.
"Solomon should be the bedt author
ity on that question," said he, "because
he had a number of wives, and Paul
never was married."
. This reasoning was convincing,
FeJrjL cooler; light north wiad, chaniclee to east.
of the Weather ccc Pajce 14.
; the Classified
Advertising Pages of The Call
There good bargains to
be found in those pages. It will
. pay to read them daily.
Miss Torrey's Mince Pastry,
Turkey, Wedding and Two
Services to Occupy the
President's Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.—President
Taft's Thanksgiving will be spent
quietly in Washington with only a big:
turkey, an enormous mince pie, a wed
ding and two church services to break
the monotony.
The turkey, from the farm of Horace
Vose, near Westerly, R. 1., is expected
in the White House kitchens tomorrow.
It is reported to be a bird of large
size, fed on the finest and fit for a
president's table. The mince pie is
coming from Miss Delia Torrey of Mil
bury, Mass., the president's favorite
aunt, whose skin in the construction of
apple pies Is famous throughout the
The big feature of Thanksgiving day
in Washington is the Pan-American
service. In St. Patrick's church, an af
fair which draws scores of high gov
ernment officials, diplomats * from the
countries of the world and many of
the capital's leaders of society.
This year the president will attend
the services just before noon.
Dinner with many of the president's
official family will be a home affair, al
though several cabinet officers have
other engagements. Attorney General
Wickersham will dine with Monsignor
•Russell of St. Patrick's; Secretary Mac-
Veagh with Mrs. Marshall Field and
Secretary Meyer."
Secretary Nagel and Secretary Fisher
will eat their turkey and cranberry
sauce at home.
Relations Between Austria
and Servia Are Less
Strained, While Envoys of
the Allies and Turkey Ap
pear to Be in General Ac
cord With Reference to
Armistice, Which Will
3ring Sanguinary Strug
gle to an End.
Sultan No Longer Urges Ot
toman Integrity in Dis
puted Territory — Victors
Forego Complete Eviction
of Mussulmans From Le
vant —Agreement Regard
ing Albania Considered
Practically Certain—Eng
land Uses Diplomacy to
Give Belligerents Free
LOKDO.T, Not. 36.—T majority of tit*
mlaiiten In Constantinople favor eon
tfnnlaer the war, according to a din
patch from the Turkish capital to »h<>
Standard. The mlnteter of war ha*
b«en ordered not te accept the Bul
garian proposal, bet to wait for frenfc
Instructions. Turkey refuses to evac
nate A drla-noel*. which Is demanded t>?
the Bulgarian*.
Special Cable to The Call
LONDON, Nov. 26.—80 th the in
ternational situation in Europe and
the immediate prospect of a definite
peace agreement in the Balkan?
brightened appreciably today.
There was a general chorus of relict
when the news was telegraphed from
Vienna that Herr Prochaska, Austro-
Hungarian consul in Prischrend, has
reached Uskup alive and well, thus
disposing of the alarming reports that
he had been done to death by the
Serbs in defiance of the laws of na
tions and civilized warfare.
From Sofia and from Constanti
nople came telegraphic confirmation
of the fixing of lines of demarcation
during the progress of the armistice
and of exceedingly moderate peace
terms stipulated by both Turkey and
the a^ies.
The integrity of Turkey in Europe
no longer is urged by the porte; the
complete eviction of the Turk from
Europe is not demanded by the repre
sentatives of the allies. An agree
ment as to Albania also is practically
The easing of the Albanian prob
lem and the safety of Consul Pro
chaska deprive Austro-Hungary ot
the most vexatious "paramount" is
sues raised by Count yon Berchtold.
Now there remains only the Servian
"window on the waters" to be settled
This, however, touches quite the most
sensitive part of the triple alliance.
It is an axiom in the relations of na
tions covenanted in entangling- allt
ances that the stultification of a part
vitiates , the whole bargain. As Prince
Bismarck so lucidly explains in his let
ters and recollections dealing with the
formation of the triple alliance, the
clause denouncing any alteration of the
sovereignty of the Adriatic was Ger
many's quid pro quo in the inducement
of Austrian and Italian naval expan-
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