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Recall Petitions Are Circulated
City Prosecutor Dismissed
by Alexander Now Lead
ing Fight to Oust
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 29.—While the
grand Jury marked time in its investi
gation of the Lloyd-Eddie case, a re
call movement was launched today
against Mayor Alexander as a direct
xutcome of the municipal affair that
began several weeks ago with the
arrest of City Prosecutor Guy Eddie
on the charge of an offense against a
young woman. The head of the recall
movement is Fred M. Choate, former
assistant city prosecutor, who was dis
missed from office at the order of the
mayor on account of his connection
with the secret arrest of Fred Lloyd,
WiM is a witness against Eddie.
Choate was associated in the Lloyd
rase with George Baker Anderson, who
was ousted at the same time from the
office of secretary to the mayor.
The recall movement started today
with an advertisement In the morning
papers for 100 men and women to
circulate recall petitions and when the
offices of the recall organization,
known as the Citizens' Good Govern
ment alliance, were opened, it was
besieged by an army of applicants
who wanted to procure names to the
petitions at so much per name.
Choate refused to say who was
financing the movement to oust the
Choate waa one of the last witnesses
before the grand Jury, which com
pleted several days ago Its investiga
tion of the allegations that the arrest
pf Lloyd was a move to discredit the
case against Eddie, who has been sus
pended from office. A report, which is
expected to contain one or more indict
ments, will be rendered by the grand
lury probably next Wednesday.
Maydr Alexander said: "If the people
wish to recall me for doing my duty,
well and good. The petition would
never have been thought of had I not
removed Choate. I only did my duty.
"The charges that I am incompetent
T leave to the people with a sense of
security if they judge me by all my
past acts. The aqueduct bond issue
and the harbor money have been ex
pended to bring the best results. I be
lieve that Choate is only a figurehead
in this. I don't care to say who I be
lieve Is behind it."
The Good Government organization
has adopted a resolution condemning
the attempted recall of Mayor Alexan
der as an act of the enemies of good
government, and especially protesting
asteinst the use of the name "Citizens'
CJfeod Government alliance."
Proposal I'nder Coimlderation to Begin
Campaign of Organization In
San Francisco
ROCHESTER. N. V., Nov. 29.—The
sixth annual convention of the build
ing trades department of the American
Federation of Labor closed today with
the re-election of all officers.
The presidents of international and
national unions who attended the con
vention met at noon to plan a confer
ence of all officers of their standing
with a view to inaugurating a cam
paign of organization in San Francisco.
The conference probably wil} be held
in San Francisco in February.
Jurlsdictional disputes of minor im
portance were referred back to the
unions interested with advice that they
confer and adjust differences' them
The close of the building trades con
vention marked the end of the 1912
session of the federation and its five
departments which began November 7.
Beavpr'e Cargo Transferred to Enable
Continuance of Trip up Co-
lumhla River
PORTLAND, Nov. 29.—The steamer
Beaver, San Francisco to Portland,
which grounded early today in the Co
lumbia river by getting- out of the
« hanbel during a fog, was still fast to
night. During the night it will be
lightered of 500 tons of cargo. It is
expected it will proceed tomorrow up
the river to Portland. The Beaver's
passengers will be brought to Port
land on a river steamer this afternoon.
Wire Official, Who Added "Square-
head." Divorced hy Wife
SAN JOSE, Nov. 29.—"Dutch square
head" was one of the pet names used
by Russell Eaton, an official of the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph com
pany In San Francisco, Palo Alto
and Los Angeles in addressing his wife.
a cording to her testimony in a divorce
; *lon heard before Judge Welch to-
There were other names, accord
-0 her story, he used when he was
rated. Eaton earns $300 a month
a n<l Mrs. Eaton was given $100 a month
alimony, custody of a 12 year old dhild
and c< sts of suit.
Rev. c. J. Hanna to Be Consecrated
Auxiliary Bishop Wednesday
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 29.—Rev.
John Bonzano, apostolic delegate to
the United States, will be in Rochester
next Wednesday to consecrate Rev. Ed
ward J. Hanna as auxiliary bishop of
Ban Francisco Archbishop James E.
Quigley of Chicago, Bishop Dennis J.
O'Connell of Richmond and Rev. Daniel'
J. Riordan of Chicago will have a part
in the consecration. Other noted
churchmen will be present.
PIERRE. S. D., Nov. 29.—Articles of
incorporation were filed with the sec
retary of state in Pierre today for the
Chicago. Sioux Falls and Pacific Rail
way company, with a capitalization of
$14,000,000. It ie said to be the inten
tion to build a line from Chicago to
across Illinois, lowa, South Da
kota, Wyoming, Idaho and Washing
Mayor Alexander of Los Angeles,
v>ho is made the object of recall peti
tions following his action in dismissing
Prosecutor Choate.
Hickey Confesses Killing
Three in Long Career
of Crime and De
BUFFALO, N. T.. Nov. 29.—The acci
dental killing , of a man In Lowell,
Mass., 20 years ago was given tonight
by John Frank Hickey in a signed
confession as the starting point of a
career of debauchery and crime, dur
ing which he murdered two boys and
assaulted many others.
Hickey's victims, according to his
confession, were Ed Morey of Lowell.
Mass., poisoned 20 years ago; Michael
Kruck, 12 years old, a New York news
boy, strangled in Central park in 1902,
and Joseph Joseph, the 7 year old son
of George Joseph, a merchant of Lack
awanna, killed In a similar manner,
October 12, 1911.
"The details of Hickey's last two
crimes are too revolting to make pub
lic," said District Attorney Dudley.
"Hickey apparently is a man with a
dual personality. He is intelligent. He
is overcome with remorse and says
again and again that he can't compre
hend what possessed him to commit
.the crimes. He asserts that he be
came a maniac only when filled with
Hickey's full confession followed a
series of admissions made to District
Attorney Dudley and Police Chief
Gilson of Lackawanna that began
Wednesday, when the two officials left
New York for Buffalo with their pris
oner. Today Hickey agreed to sign a
confession and was taken to the dis
trict attorney's office through the tun
nel connecting the county jail and the
city hall, used today for the first time
since Czolgosz was t*ken through it
after being sentenced to death for the
assassination of President McKinley.
In the presence of Dudley, the sheriff
and a stenographer, he went over the
details of his crimes. In addition to
the murders, Hickey confessed to many
assaults and attempted assaults on
small boys.
He Insisted that all his crimes were
committed while he was drunk. When
ever he became intoxicated, he said,
there came over him an insatiable
desire to kill small boys. The victims
were tortured before being killed.
After signing his confession Hickey
said he was glad hie life of crime was
at an end. #
"I have made my peace with God. I
am ready to pay the penalty for my
The killing of Morey in Lowell, ac
cording to Hickey's confession, was ac
cidental. He was then a clerk in a drug
store, and Morey frequently begged him
for whisky.
To get rid of the man one day, Hickey
said, he put laudanum in the whisky,
intending to make him sick, but Morey,
weakened by dissipation, died. This
crime, preying upon his mind for years,
Hickey said, ultimately drove him to
The district attorney said Hickey's
confession came from his lips without
much persuasion.
Police Chief Regan today receive* a
letter from Henry Kruck of New York,
who says he is the father of the mur
dered boy, begging permission to see
Kruck was told he might see the
prisoner, provided he submitted to a
search at police headquarters before
going to the jail.
Improvements Urged by State Commis
sion as Alternative to Constmct
tlon of Ten Mile Highway
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29.—The con
struction of a state highway 10 miles
long from the junction of Santa Cruz,
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to
the edge of the redwood grove basin,
in order to open Redwood National
park to tourists, or the acquisition of
land along this route to be converted
into a park "panhandle," is the aim of
the park commission.
Professor C. B. Wing, vice chairman
of the redwood park commission and
former mayor of Palo Alto, who was
active in the movement that resulted
in congress making the basin a na
tional park, and who is endea\*oring
to make the park more accessible for
tourists, is in Sacramento to confer
with the state board of control and the
state forester on the needs of the com
mission for the coming kiennial period.
Professor Wing will ask the board
to recommend an appropriation by the
coming legislature in order that the
park commission may be enabled to
carry out either the state highway or
the "panhandle" idea.
"Open Redwood park to the tourists
before 1915," is the plan the park com.
mission and the Sempervirens cluh of
Palo Alto has adopted.
VETERAN DEAD—VaUejo, Not. 29—John Die*.
«on, veteran of the civil war, died today at
hi« home here. He was a member of the' Odd
Fellows aixl tiie Knlgbu of Pythias.
R. J. Burns, Son of Detective
Who Finally Made Arrests,
Tells How Dynamiter
Was Watched
Tveitmoe and Johannsen Are
Said to Have Planned to
Place Bomb in Hotel
By Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29. — Five
months and six days was fixed by wit
nesses at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial today as the time it required to
arrest James B. McNamara, dynamiter
of -the Los Angeles Times building, ta
which 21 persons were killed, after the
dynamiter had been pointed out to
detectives. The substance of the tes
timony as to dates was:
On November 2, 1910. one mon|h and
one day after the explosion, in a hotel
lobby in Chicago, Herbert S. Hockin.
secretary of the Iron Workers' union
and accused "betrayer" of the dyna
miters, gave to Raymond J. Burns, eon
of the detective who finally made the
arrests, a full description of McNamara
and Ortie McManigal.
On November 5, at a railroad station
in Chicago, Raymond Burns pointed
out McManigal to his detectives. Mc-
Manigal was leaving for a hunting trip
near Conover, Wis.
Burns instructed his .detectives to
follow McManigal
On November 6, at Kenosha, "Wls.,
Detectives William J. Otts and Ben
jamin F. Damon found that McManigal
had been joined by McNamara, who,
under the alias of "Frank Sullivan,"
accompanied a hunting: party to Con
over, where from November 8 to De
cember 4 the detectives "shadowed" the
dynamiters by talking to them in camp
and observing them through field
glasses. Finally McNamara and Me-
Manigal returned to Chicago on a train
on which there were no detectives.
In January, 1911, Raymond Burns
met Hockin in Chicago and asked him
the whereabouts of McManigal, who in
the meantime had been in Los Angeles
and caused an explosion there in the
Llewellyn Iron works.
James B. McNamara and McManigal
were arrested on April 12, 1911, and
John J. McNamara was arrested en
April 22, 1911. Ten explosions occurred
between December, 1910, and the time
of the arrests.
Raymond Burns said that he had re
ceived information from Lindeey L.
Jewel, then in Pittsburg, who testified
that Hockin two months before the Los
Angeles explosion had given the loca
tions of hiding places for explosives.
Jewel was going to Panama as an en
gineer and had urged Hockin to report
to Burns.
The substance of Raymond Burns'
testimony was:
"On November 2 I met Hockin in a
hotel lobby in Chicago, He told me
that Bryce, then being hunted on the
Pacific coast, was James B. McNamara
and that J. W. McGraw, wanted for ex
plosions in Peoria, 111., was McManigal.
I located McManigal's house in Chicago
and so traced him to the Northwestern
station, where on November 5 I pointed
him out for operatives to follow. From
time to time I received information
from the hunting camp in Wisconsin.
"Two weeks later I again met
Hockin In Chicago. He told me he was 1
satisfied that John J. McNamara of the
Iron Workers' union and a brother of
James B. was doing the dynamiting for
what money there was in it and he
Baid he did not like it, for he was
afraid it would ruin the union.
"Later William J. Burns, Hockin and
myself met. William J. told Hockin
the result of the investigation on the j
Pacific coast, which was that Olaf A.
Tveitmoe and Anton Johanssen of San
Francisco, had furnished Caplan and
Schmidt and arranged with them to
blow up the Times building. Wililam
J. asked Hockin if he knew anything
on this point. Hockin replied that he
know nothing about what Tveitmoe
did as that was a matter handled on
the" coast. Hockin did say, however,
that Tveitmoe and Johannsen had ar
ranged to blow up William J. In Seattle
or San Francisco by placing a bomb
In a room next to his room at a hotel.
"Hockin met me again in January.
I asked him where McManigal was. He
said he did not know. That was the I
time McManigal had gone to Los An- |
geles to blow up the Llewellyn works."
Otts and Damon testified about fol
lowing the dynamiters to Conover
hunting camp.
Otts sal* that once he found James
B. intoxicated and "got pretty well
acquainted with him."
He also said he took photographs of
the dynamiter. When the dynamiters
left Conover he did not know where I
they went, he said. j
"When you were following them
around camp, looking at them through
field glasses and talking to them in the
lodging house, did not you know what
they were suspected of?" was asked
Damon by the defense.
"I had no information as to what
they were wanted for, but I had an
idea," replied Damon.
"You were just obeying orders to re
port on their doings?"
"That's all."
"You weren't ordered to make any
arrests at that time?"
The youngest witness yet to testify,
Miss Cleo Beard, 14 years old, picked
out from the 45 defendants two men
whom she said she saw shortly before
an explosion at North Randall, 0., on
March 25, 1911. In that explosion an
ore conveyer was blown up by nitro
glycerin with $50,000 damage.
The little witness, garbed in a pink
dress, climbed the high witness chair
and, looking toward the accused "bomb
plotters," told her story. She said that
with her sister she was going along a
lonely road toward her home at North
"It was just before dark," she said.
"On the road we met the men, who
were carrying a box between them.
The men were coming toward Randall
from the direction of Cleveland. One
of them had a funny face."
"A funny face?" asked District At
torney Miller. "Do you see him in the
"Yes, that's he," replied Miss Beard,
pointing to George Anderson of Cleve
land, a defendant.
"He's the one that carried the box.
And there's another one," she added,
pointing to Peter J. Smith of Cleve
land. "We hadn't been home more
than an hour when the explosion, a
mile away, knocked the dishes off the
Laura Beard, 18 years old. also iden
tified the men.
Anderson and Smith, iron workers,
are accused by the government with
haying; blown up, the North Randall
Dirt Filling Small
Space Worth a Heap
OAKLAND, Bfo-r. B©.—Dirt «11
--fng a "pace measuring; 48 feet In
length, 3 feet In width and 8
feet In depth has an actual value
of 94,000, according to an action
for damage* filed today by D. D.
Fuller against Joseph Neal.
Fuller alleged that Neal carted
the dirt away from the front end
of a lot which Fuller owns In
Rock Ridge. In addition to the
94,000 actual damages claimed
Fuller asked to be awarded
$5,000 punitive damages, a total
of «o t ooO.
job because It waa erected on the
"open shop" basis.
The box which the sisters testified
they saw in the hands of Smith and
Anderson was produced In court and
was identified by other witnesses as
having been found in the wreckage of
the explosion.
Concerning the ruling of the court
that 14 of the defendants must fur
nish new bonds because their present
bonds are indemnified and therefore in
valid, the district attorney announced
today that he would give all an op
portunity to procure bonds before In
sisting that they be taken in custody.
T\folve Reasons Why
1 ~~ YOU should suy NOW m
St Francis Wood provides what San Francisco has needed
for years—a real restriction-protected residence park
"Wide lots giving ample room for garden and entire Wood a veritable park; Instead of every unsightly surroundings and no view and com
lawn and a place for the children to play, instead available space covered by street, sidewalk and plete lack of privacy,
of a solid line of flats with no yards or gardens. Rnd a!r on every B , de of every Beautiful homes and nothing but home.—oil
Broad boulevards with parking spac.ee set with hO use? instead of darklight welfs noise «n harmony with the general architectural treat
stately trees, pretty flowers and green grass, In- ten-foot deep "back-yard" of concrete ment of the entire park; Instead of flats, grocery
stead of bare street, curb and sidewalk. »Good neighbors, pleasant environment, pleas- stores, laundries, nyery stables, saloons and
Tennis courts, small parks, a Children's Com- In » view and privacy; Instead of ugly buildings, other businesees objectionable in a. home die
mon—all the property of the home owners—the ____^__
As St Francis Wood develops along II —«•-■■—■—
I $"jGQJpcNcAittARK. jf^^p=:;=:: nr^y^c\\/\c. center.""]} these lines —as the houses are built—as ft A A A AA jy A
I |uMdbu^ ,^ gts ffir (t* au tt tlie parks take on their attractive appear- i f| JS-&& B fa/* S fft 1
|j,-GB«te»« 3|fS2£.«-jr — ance, there will come a very decided in- II; im> \m V \\*ft '®% ]™»l
crease in the value of every lot. If you £ h~-~j | .", SlSl^f
i£Pj&Lnm* wait a year to buy your home site you aimKm^!!S!^^S!^ mHtmmi^m
i will pay twice today s low prices-. iutraomr--^T?r^)i^TnL
f jPllffl [RANCIS WQDD Therefore Boy KOTV | p st Francis Wood tff* crrv *•*
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:■■' mil , t w W LOCATION «Wγ - 11 r* —-——— ■ .in—. ■.. ■ihbpi ' *
' "W « rw Every city convenience is at the command of
St Francis Wood is but three and one-half ._r/v^ M '*K iII A the nome bullderß in st Francie Wood.
miles from the Civic Center of San Francisco. .t£7t^?r^«.^^^^
It lies in Sutro Forest on a gentle, sunny, shel- Wj' JSS-U-? 1 Gas. water and sewer pipes will be brought to
tered slope, overlooking Lake Merced and the ——ibftjc'SMLUJFn lot lines on Private easements or In sidewalk
Pacific and midway between Golden Gate Park and i> 11 'Inn PH areas.
the beach. :U Electric and telephone wires will be laid In
It occupies an ideal suburban location near ** Tiiiiin t C •*_ . ~, am
.. . . . . , . *jJTOUL.uai)i A^ l these city conveniences will be ready for
the business heart of a great and growing city the use of builders in St Francis Wood by May
and iv the direct line of its growth. * lf 1913 .
i, m mo> < j l -> l j wiy John Galen Howard, consulting architect for ißSSsassssssssssassssßasssssssnSsasßi
*r ? San Francisco's Civic Center, has designed the MFMRFF?SHIP CFPTIFICATE
rVT & M.) architectural features that embellish St Fran- C A cc/^i4TlAkl
PEAKS TUNNEL T\ „,». V 1 JI I 1 X/Al J I Jv/1 IL >\J JV/V'lMl IVIT
y \ The mayniflcent gateways now being: con- *J I **■ P I A jl \
j X^X-i/ , 5 structed, the minor entrance Kates, the Circle, THIS CERTIFIES THAT V Oflft/jtkrUtfl' 15 ENTITLED TO CNX
t£siLeWsrifiiilflr \\vV\ JL w!tn balustrades and flower-bedecked vasee. the J/ _~ akt\i<»
tflMtß I pillars that mark the streets, are part of a beau- Hm^Hl^m£Srf^^
LJ —Ji— .___ Nothing has been neglected that will serve 'ZS^LZZ^^^Z^ZZ^ZL^JSZm. -^r» £ZT~
unequalled to make St Francis Wood the most beautiful <±jp. U«~j£gß± st h?a?k:i3 homes jraTfr^*^^*
1 <MtransfortattonßßS " residence park in all the Bay region. Wbsb&sbbsSßj} ASSOCI ATI ON
With the completion of the Twin Peaks Tun- m ■■ i jl> 'i— I A wise provision guarantees the attractiveness
nel, St Francis Wood will be less than twenty of st Francis Wood for all time. It is the or
minutes by fast electric train from the business ionization of St Francis Homes Association.
. _ _ . ,—. , '•-• 'ii > Th 11, iII i f membership in which is strictly limited to lot
center of San Francisco. The western portal owners in St Francis Wood,
of the tunnel is but a block from the property, i TT^--^!!*^**
LfiS^iffl|Sii3£="*!-— ~-~ «ra_ c-— )T~~~~- Thig Association will own and man air* the
Two car lines now pass St Francis Wood— fjjjfH? £&■ Common* 1 ' 1 " s ' , &nd garden " * n< ?
Inf?lcside (No. 12>, serving the Mission and whole- ii .
sale districts; the Ellis (No. 20>. serving the $f& — l W T6 St Francis Homes Association is also given
Western Addition and the shopping and theater gw WRf community interpretation and inforcement of the wise re
district. Hg|f.^«^g^ , strictions that protect St Francis Wood.
■ ■■ ■ it St Francis Wood provides its residents with IJ ' _^ < . \\ ~~. \
. (i ! opportunities for rest, pleasure and recreation '^ >"^\ :
.-JL. . — j found in no other residence park in California, fi-i <> W EE*3B f r a all 4- FV l> .-*- 'J| >*1
I PlTen - wlthout cost to the lot buyers in St. Fran- I i^S?A^*|^gp*JL
The restrictions that govern St Francie Wood mMmjsm&, Olmsted Brothers, the most famous landscape
protect both home buyers and investors against fjjgipiP- -v ,ftf«lP§ architects in the United €tatee, have given St
unpleasant surroundings and property deprecia- ) Francis Wood the best street plan-tie most
lifellgatfgll-. — o*te beautiful landscape design—of any residence
They stand between the purchaser and the ■*-—•-R^c^^cocian <=j,^^ " n«rb in r a Hfnml«
nuisances—stables, laundries, undertaking estab- r :iiffL''JH'.. m «. -, P Lailiornia.
lishments—that ruin neighborhoods and reduce ' ?
values. They bar flats, corner groceries and * f ~^ Wi:^ri L t ~r~-~r-s^*cG&< - Their skill and wide experience, the natural
saloons. b? auty and fitness of the site, the generous ex-
co^ t n U e r \o° f m^ke e B7F^
at front and sides; light, sunshine, air—houses of WM viFW resjdence park in the state.
pleasing design and minimum cost. *M **" " ' And it is to be a park In fact as well ac in name.
!"= cross section or i II The B entle hillslopes of St Francis Wood I) „r r ' o -____« K _r : il
I command an unmatched view of forest, moun- L L L UnGZsrOQtura©striCnKec
A taln and Ma# ijiOii 11 f 111 li Ifl I 1l I 1 iPT T*V
■ In front, the Pacific-—on the left. Lake Merced K£L:BMI enc© Sections of >&l
4O FQCT BiTUMTNCED STPTTT M — on the! rl Kht, beyond the Gate, the bold head- Jjy i/» SB r ran Ml Hk
wtunDiiUHiNiaoawcr ■ lines of Marin—behind, the forest-covered elopes »C 1 lH v^r {TariCISCOCOStS ■ m
foA3OL!Eit cxjocißß? W of Mount Davidson and Twin Peaks. HAU MCXL than 3i restricted ' Tβ
It is a view that can never be cut off. Wide X j rTTHT |OT FM \_/
lots and carefully drawn building restrictions L T '-1 '
Vl*l mtK»«flitffis V«J" have preserTed It forever to every home site.. rKANd3 WUUuLii_ii_4ii JJ
/ ' , imi i-*-. i ■ i Shadedvorikn jhadedportion
Ww*rofEuc -o-'js» HIGHEST CLASS Ml YletT e _ e , e . x - r , ¥t! jhcwjhoujes ,ff» UNMATCHED jffk .show howea
' If IMPRCVEMHtfs jgg— 8 Trt^JiVJef? Fourth 8 W INVESTMENT |tf 1
St Francis Wood will have the highest class of &£ The best investment in San Francisco today t»
street improvements ever offered to San Francisco sion street—it goes direct to st Francis residence park property—the best residence park
lot buyers. A °,^ r January let El u s . etreet cara run property for investment in St Francis Wood.
Streets will be paved with concrete base and direct to St Francis Wood without change— In four years the prices in Presidio Terrace and
asphaltic surface. Concrete sldewalke, patterned cars every ten mlnutee. 8 West Clay Park have doubled.
with brick, are now being laid. Thousands of By automobile, go through Golden Gate During this time unrestricted residence property
feet of armored curh are now being constructed. Park, along the South drive, then over Nine- has shown only normal advance.
These improvements togther with newer*, water 0 dlSlJtem our of Unrestricted lots today are selling for more than
and gas mains, electric wires in conduits, orna- nce e will call by appointment at your home twice as much per front foot as the lots in St
mental gasoliers and fire hydrants do not cost lot or office. Francis Wood. In two years St Ffancis Wood will
buyers one cent. • — 1 worth twice as much as unrestricted lots.
re/epAoneor^ri te |H\SONWDUFFIEeBAU>WIN IHCMElLlTelephoneorWrite
for "Book of COMPANY T 318KJEARNY for "Book of
Twelve Reasons" . BOPOST ST ft STREET Twe ' ve Reatona "
Asks Morgan, Carnegie, Asior
and Others to Save General
Sickles' Property
NEW YORK. Nov. 29—Seventy-five
of the city's wealthiest men were in
vited today by Harburger to
appear at the Fifth avenue home of
General Daniel E. Sickles, octogena
rian civil war veteran, December 4 and
make bids at an auction on the gen
eral's personal property.
The sale has been ordered to satisfy
a $5,000 judgment.
"I believe that men of your standing
will see to it that the general's prop
erty is not sacrificed at this sale,"
wrote the sheriff in «. letter to J. Pier
pont Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Vin
cent Astor, John D. Rockefeller, John
D. Rockefeller Jr., William K. Vander
bilt, John D. Archbold, Chauncey 11.
Depew and others.
Oransre* and Olfvea at Orovllle
Take in the big Agricultural, Mining
and Poultry Show, December 3 to 7.
Reduced rates via Southern Pacific.
Tickets on sale December 2 to 8; final
return limit, December 9.—Advt.
Third Appellate Court
To Rescue of Husbands
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29—A su
perior court jadse vrho finds evi
dence Iβ a divorce action insuf
ficient to grrant a decree to either
of the principals and hears no
testimony showing unfitness to
govern children has no legal au
thority to give the custody of
minor children to the mother and
•rder the husband to pay perma
nent alimony. This i* the opin
ion the three justices of the third
appellate court rendered today in
deciding the case of Gerda Ben
sen, plaintiff and respondent, vs.
Carl Bensen. defendant and ap
pellant, appealed from Modoc
VALLEJO, Nov. 29.—Hard Brothers
began grading for the right of way for
the Vallejo and Northern road on the
northern outskirts of town today. En
gineer H. O. Brown, formerly of the
Northern Electric Railroad company,
who will be in charge of the Vallejo
and Northern's extension from Wood- j
land to Vallejo, having relieved . Chief !
Engineer H. S. Bonte, ordered Hard
Brothers to resume acti% r e operations
this morning.
Poor Market for Crops Prompts
Viticulturists to Convert Their
Land Better
Special Dispatch to The Call
FRESNO. Nov. 29.—DlsgTMted be
cause of the low price paid for wine
grapes this and In past seasons, and
the lack of Information that prices
will be any better in future, the grow
ers have begun tearing up vines Iα the
Clovis district Among the vines al
ready torn up are those of the Glorletta
vineyard, about three miles north of
Clovis. This property Includes 160
acres, mostly In wine grapes.
The removed vines have been substi
tuted by fig trees. Other smeller wine
grape growers also have torn up their
vines, and many are awaiting the re
port of the committee appointed to
interview the wine men before taking
action. »
H. G. Johnson of the California
Farmers' Union, Inc.. has announced
that unless something definite as to the
future prices of wine grapes Is learned
soon he will tear up his vines or graft
them to other kinds of grapes.

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