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VOLUME (XIII.—NO. 11.
MYRIAD OF BRILLIANTS FOR 1915 SKY
Jewels of Light Will Shed Glow of Fairyland on Exposition
OF SITES ARE TO
Cal E. Stone Will Represent i
Minnesota and Jonkheer
Dr. J. Loudon Will Act ;
A night lighting scheme has beer.
devised for the Panama-Pacific ex
position that will rival in brightness
f famed California sunshine which
will reveal by day the glory of 6 ft o
acres of buildings and statuary.
This plan was explained yesterday
by YV. D. Ryan, the electrical engineer
who iia.s charge of the lisrhting, at a
lecture given before the board of ai
rs on the subject of architectural
In the Now Zealand building. 334
In this illustrated talk he explained
wonders of lighting only approached
in previous expositions that will be
developed to an almost unbelievable
extent for 101.". He showed huge
■jpwpls." pieces of carefully cut glass
which will catch the invisible rays to
hf projected from concealed places In
Dtrada, and reflect gorgeous lights
without the intense glare which in the
past has made expositions obnoxious
places at night for persons with any
but the strongest of vision.
"JKWEI.S" (IT 1\ CJERMANY
These jewels will he placed in prom
inent places which it is desired to em
phasize, and it is possible that their
use may be general at the exposition.
Immense diamonds ■would be no more
beautiful than the perfectly cut pieces
of glass shown yesterday. Most of
them were cut in Germany on orders
accompanied by Ryan's specification*.
Facade lighting will be arranged so
that all the lines of the massive hulld
iiigs will be part of a brilliant sky-
The crowning glory of the light
ing effects will be an aurora of light
reflected from 50 foot jets of steam
which will be visible for at least 50 and
perhaps several hundred miles. This
has bp*»n attempted before, but never in
the scientific manner in which it will
be handled here.
jets of steam will shoot out in
opposite directions, making a straight
land at least 10* feet in length. A
-iim ivil! he flashed on the steam
■with tlie effect of an aurora borealis.
BRII.MV.Vr B\V EFFECT
* Another wonderful effect is to be
ied from a big locomotive to be
mounted on a revolving , platform in
■ :iv- It wril develop power suf
ficient to send it SO miles an hour. As
it throws off steam and smoke lights
■will be flashed on two mediums,
wifx-ed enthusiastic when speak
ing of this and promised his hearers
■ <>f their Uvea if the. plan was
Minnesota's ambassador extraordinary,
Stoic. coinmts«ion«a te select the
<itp for his state building, arrived in
San Francisco yesterday afternoon. Tie
win dedicate the site- today, and also
will participate in the ceremonies that
have been arranged .for the Netherlands
representative, Jonkheer Dr. J. I>oudon.
minister of his country to the United
Stoae Was nut by B delegation from
position, c-ons«l*tlos;, of J. Colvin
Brown, Charles A. Vogelsang, Lieuten
ant Coimoander I). 1". Sellers and mem
bera of the Minnesota exposition so
amoßg whom were President John
f! Knhertson. Secretary Dr. Albert
Schneider, < >. s. Twphacen, W. P. Gray,
J. W. Seaber, Miss Nina L.eon Babcock,
Mrs. .Tcss'f <'. Knox, Mrs. A. Humphreys
• !!*<■!. C. Wyraan Lawrence. They
escorted him to the building,
later in the afternoon he visited the
exhibition and heard Ryan's exposition
•>f the lighting plans.
Stone annotiru'frf without delay that
ife undoubtedly would he repre
: f nted by a building magnificent enough
to he a fit representative of Minnesota.
His word will decide the amount of the
-tate's appropriation. Senator Sullivan
>f Rtillwater. Minn., the other commis
sioner, was detained in the east.
HERB FOH WORK
"I will he glad to meet all at my
at the St. Francis," said Stone,
"but don't have any reception* ar
tsnger! in my honor." He announced .
i hat he was here for work. He is a
Umliprman and formerly was general
■■■ger agent of the Great Northern
railroad. He has served three terms in
• Minnesota legislature,
lie and the Netherlands
-iiive will he met at the entrance of the
Presidio by a troop of cavalry and will
>c es- 'ss the field. The exer
-isps will be held at the grandstand.
■lose to the L,ombard street entrance to
If the weather permits Colonel Cor
("lardnfr willtiirn out hie whole
ommand. The United States cruiser
Vtarblehead will be anchored off the
exposition site and will fire a salute in
"onor of the Netherlands minister. Vice
i«nt R. B. Hale wiy conduct the
"remonies in the absence of President
Moore, who is out of the city.
»« HOOI.GIRI, TO RAISE FLAG
Mis.s Leonore Henriette Van C. Tor
■hiana, who will raise the lJutch flag
it the site dedication, is a daughter of
ho president of the Holland-America
'hamber of Commerce and attends the
-anta Cruz high school. She will be
pressed in the costume of the women
>f the southern part of the Nether
After the ceremonies Colonel and
Vfrs. Gardener "will hold a reception in
.heir home in honor of the two dis
•nguislied visitors. They also will be
:he guests of honor at an official lunch.
son by the exposition authorities at
President C. C. Moore is in receipt of
i letter from the exposition's Wash
ngton correspondent setting forth
be state department has received
i dispatch from the American consul
kat. Oman, concerning the de
sire of the sultan's son to visit the ex
losition. The consul was given to un
leretand that the prince hopes to re
•eive an official invitation from the
HrFarland I« Grueral Srrrrtmry
CHICAGO. Dβ* Jft.—Rev. Charies S.
>Warland was elected executive sec
ftary of the Federal Council of
es of Christ in America today.
if- will be in charge of the general
. n New York.
Members of the Minnesota delegation (non> living in California), who greeted the Minnesota commissioner to the Panama-ra
cific exposition, and the commissioner. They are (from left to right)?: Standing —/. W. Weaber, W.G.Gray.O.S. Traphagen,
John H. Robertson, Dr. Albert Schneider. Seated — Mrs. C. Wy man Lawrence, Mrs. A. Humphreys, Cal. E. Stone, Mrs. Jesse C.
Knox, and Afiss Nina Leona Babcock.
Today's Exposition Events
Two Sites to Be Dedicated
12:30 p. m. —St. Franci* hotel.
official luticliriin to Jonkheer
Dr. .1. London, the Netherlands'
milliliter to the I'nUed State*
and to Cal. K. Stone, the Mln
2 P- in. — Automobile* ■will leave
the St. Fmncli» for the eipo-
2:4." i>. in. — Review of troops In
honor of the visitor*.
3:1." i>. m.—Dedication of tbe
\efherland* , «lte.
3:30 p. m.—Dedication oerrmonies
for the Minne«ota site.
3:45 p. in-— Reception to the mm.
DiNxionero at the home of
GROWERS WOULD EXTEND
QUARANTINE OF ALFALFA
and State Fruit Raisers
Confer in Fresno
Special Dispatch to Tta* Call
FRESNO, Dec. lft.—The state horti
cultural commissioners in session here
today recommended the addition of
several states to the list of those al
ready in quarantine on products in
which there is any danger of spreading
the much dreaded pest, the alfalfa
weevil. At present Utah is the only
state affected under the quarantine,
and request was made that the states
of Nevada and Idaho be included in the
list. The growers ask that the quar
antine be made on alfalfa seed, hay
and hpo hives.
Petition was made that the quaran
tine on nursery stock he lifted on
everything except citrus and orna
mental stock, including myrtle' and
ivy. About 20 members of the county
iltural comission were present.
Tomorrow 100 delegates from all over
the state will gather for a conference
of the State Fruit Growers' association.
Many of the* delegates arrived today to
attend the session of the horticultural
commission, and the session really is
just continued from today on.
The mealy bus , , the bane of the
citrus fruit growers, was discussed, and
in a more or less technical way the
plan for ridding the orchards was
The meeting was presided over by R. j
K. Bishop of Santa Ana and was at
tended by a number of notables in
fruit growing circles of California,
among them State Horticultural Com
missioner A. J. Cook.
Among the speakers on tomorrow's
program will be A. J. Cook of Sacra
mento. Mayor Snow of Fresno, W. H.
Volke of Watsonville, George N. Roed
ing of Fresno, H. S. Fawcett of Whit
tier. Thomas V. Hunt, dean of the
state college of agriculture; Prof. 11,
J. Quayle of Berkeley, E. D. Richmond j
of San Jose. G. C Chapman of Fuller- I
ton, Frederick Markew of Pan Fran- i
cisco and Prof. C. W. Woodworth of j
MUNICIPAL OPERA HOUSE
Resolution Paving Way for Kreetion of
Grand 9750,000 Theater Ik
A resolution which paves the way for
the construction of the municipal opera
house was adopted by the board of ;■
supervisors yesterday on motion of Su
pervisor payot. who had received for
mal notice, as chairman of the public J
welfare committee, that the necessary j
$750,000 for the building: had been I
subscribed through the efforts of the j
San Francisco Musical association.
Payot. who is recovering; slowly from i
a recent operation upon his throat, left j
his bed to be present at the board sips- J
sion in order that the opera house reso- i
lution might receive prompt action. He \
waji greeted with applause by Rolph
and the supervisors.
The resolution calls upon the city
attorney to prepare an ordinance and
the resolutions necessary to authorize H
the execution of the agreement between i
the city and the San Francisco Musical !
association for the erection of the mv- ;
nicipa! opera house on the site fur- ji
niebpd by the city.
THE San Francisco CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912.
Cal. E. Stone, commissioner from Minnesota.
ROCK AND EARTH
Roof of Oakland and Antioch
Tunnel Caves In and T"wo
Workmen Are Killed
MARTINEZ. Dec. 10.—Tobo Arozhh,
aged 22 years, and Luke Paich, aged
Is. employed on the Oakland and An
tioch railway tunnel, in Redwood can
yon, were buried under tons of rock
and earth when the roof of the tunnel
caved in yesterday, and instantly were
killed. The men were working at the
engineers' station, 2,000 feet from the
eastern porta! of the tunnel, when the
cavefn occurred, the rock crashing
through the heavy timbers which had
been placed in position to protect tho
workmen. Tunnel workers set about
at once to rescue the men. but it was
not until a half hour that their
bodies were recovered.
A Player Piano
The Christmas Gift To
The Whole Family
CJ You have undoubtedly been planning on getting
a Player Piano or trading in your present "silent"
Piano for a Player Piano; why not do so now—
make it a Christmas Gift to the whole family— a
' gift which every member can play and enjoy for
many Christmases to come.
€| We carry the most comprehensive line , of Player
Pianos in the West—each make the highest attain
ment of that type. Prices range from $475 to
$2,350. We sell Player Pianos on very moderate
Sherman |piay& Co.
RTEINWAY AXI> OTHER PIANOS and CF.fIIJAN' rLAYF.R TTANOS
VII'TOK TALKING MACHINES, iUIEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
BLUE EYES UNDER
AID BUREAU BAN
Statistics Shorv 'Tis Unsafe to
Trust Men With Azure
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 10.—Men with
blue oyes make the most unreliable
husbands, according to statistics an
nounced today by TO. J. Fleming, super
intendent of the Kansas City free legal
aid bureau. "During the last year." he
saidn "wp had 'i-X cases of wife aban
donment and nonsupport to dispose of.
and in nearly every instance the offend
ing man had blue eyes."
Bee Keepers to Swarm Thursday
1..0S ANGELES, Dee. 10.—The annual
convention of the California Bee Keep
era' association will be held In Los
Angeles next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Many delegates from ail
sections of the state are expected.
WOMEN MA V JOIN
Leaders of Movement Favor
Training Cirls to Serve in
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 10 —
A fight for the introduction of military
service for women is in contemplation
by the women of Denmark as a sequel
to their expected victory in the struggle
for woman's suffrage.
The Danish parliament, they believe,
is certain to pass the Will giving women
the vote this winter, an<J many women
are beginning to ask what will become
of the organizations which, formed for
the purpose of securing the enfran
chisement of women, have provided
many of them with interesting and
sometimes lucrative positions.
Mrs. Emma Gade. the well known
suffragist and authoress, suggests a
solution of the difficulty by advising
thorn to start a campaign for the train
ing of Danish girls in nursing and com
missariat work, which activities she
contends the women could do much bet
ter than it is now done.
home: ixdustby league luxch
The Home Industry league luncheon
will be held at the Palace hotel at 12-15
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Among
those who will speak are D. J. Alherga,
Charles B. and David p. «ose.
W. & J. SLOANE
The care opportunity for the selection of Christmas Gifts combin
ing permanence of beauty and practical usefulness, afforded by our
Annual Holiday Sale of
has been appreciated by our patrons, the response to our an
nouncements being unprecedented. The assortment offered con
500 Room Size Rugs and 3,500 Smaller Rugs,
each carefully selected for its individual merit; the range of se
lection has been enhanced by the addition of new importations.
EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTIONS OF
20% tO 40%
FROM PRICES ALREADY MODERATE
Many Hundred Beautiful Genuine Oriental Rugs at
Sale Price $6.50 to $75
Every Rug Carries Our Guarantee
Purchases made now will be delivered Christmas week if desired.
w: & J. SLOANE
216-228 SUTTER STREET
SCORES IN HUNT
Detectives and Posses Hunt
Maricopa Oil Fields
for the Sunset
RAIL AND EXPRESS
FIRMS PUSH CHASE
Tracks by Roadbed Indicate
Car Looter's Fled in Con
Special Dispatch to The Call
BAKERPFIELD, Dec. 10.—Attracted
by the offer of heavy rewards for the
capture of the bandits who looted the
Wells Fargo express car on the west
bound Sunset-Western express near
Taft Monday night of $20,145, scores of
private, railroad and express detec
tives are scouring Kern county tonight.
The majority of the secret service
agents are at work in the Midway-
Maricopa oil fields.
That the bandits had outside con
federates and escaped in an automo
bile near Pentland Junction seems es
tablished. Tracks of the automobile
were found near the railroad.
M. W. Hamby, the 23 year old ex
press messenger, who, covered with a
revolver, tried to null the bell rope
and was knocked down by a blow of
the revolver is fast recovering.
Sheriff Baker, headed tbe posses and
found the footprints of two men be
side the track where apparently they
had leaped from the train.
The Santa Fe Railroad company* has
offered $1,000 reward for the two rob
be.rs. The express company hae a
standing reward of $300 per man.
Sixty-five cents a thousand was the'
toll paid in expressage for carrying
the money to Taft. The Welle Fargo
company has not been sending a guard
with specie or currency shipments un
less the amount was near $25,000. On
other occasions recently, heavy ship
ments have been made to the Taft and
Maricopa banks, even being sent on
the night train. It is supposed the
robbers had definite information of
An express company official who lias
been on the coast for a quarter of a
century, stated that he believed the
present haul was the richest *ny train
bandits had obtained in California or
any coast state in many years. The
loot was in $20 pieces except for about
$2,000, which was in fives.
FRESNO POULTRY SHOW
Feature of Exposition Will Be (rowing
Contest for Sw**petakee
FRESNO, Dec. 10. —The annual poul
try show opened this afternoon In old I
Armory hall, the entries numbering |
1,017, with 88 exhibitors. John F. For
ney, president ot the, Fresno County 1
P/>ult*\ Pigeon and Pet Stock associa
tion, ciaims that this is by far the big
gest poultry show ever given in Fresno,
both in regard to the number of entries
and in the perfection of the fowls. One
of the features of the show will be a
crowing contest, arranged by having
the cages covered with blankets and
then suddenly remove them to simulate
the dawn. Each entry in the contest |
will contribute $1, and tne rooster crow- !
ing the loudest will be awarded the
PAGES 11 TO 18
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Likely Chance for Some
Small Bickering Ere Pan
ama Canal Toll Ques
tion Is Settled
SENATE TO DECIDE
Manchester Guardian Be
lieves Wilson's Attitude Is
Friendlier Than Taft's
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Whether
Great Britain's protest against free
passage of American ships through the
Panama canal is to be submitted to
The Hague is to be finally determined
by the senate, in any event. It was in
timated today that President Taft,
consistent with his attitude as a prin
cipal champion of arbtration of dis
putes between nations, might recom
mend such a course, should he and Sec
retary Knox not hold the question a
purely domestic and internal one
and therefore not arbitrable. There
was a considerable leaning to such a
view among senators today.
The British government's note was
discussed informally by President Taft
and his cabinet today, but it was said
until Secretary Knox hae had time to
study it at length and probably had
outlined his reply it would not be
taken up formally. That probably will
not be for several weeks.
A suggestion that the question might
be kept from arbitration by delay,
until the existing arbitration treaty
with Great Britain expires by limita
tion next June, was repudiated today
by a number of senators. Senator
Lodge, a prominent number of the for
eign relations committee, declared that
"the United States would not «toop t<>
tricks." Senator Sutherland declared
the question purely a domestic one and
therefore not subject to arbitration.
English Favor Arbitration
LONDON. Dec. 10.—The newspapers
today all refer to the Panama canal
question. The Pall Mall Gazette, repre
senting the conservatives, says:
"Sir Edward Grey's dispatch should
provide ample grounds for a return to
the paths of fair dealing."
The Westminster Gazette, supporting
the liberal government, declines to be
lieve the prophecy cabled from New
York that if arbitration should be asked
for- the United States senate would re
fuse it. It continues:
"We can not conceive a difficulty more
nicely suitable to arbitration by The
I Hague tribunal."
MANCHESTER, Eng.. Dec. 10. —T>i<-
Manchester Guardian, one of the leading
liberal newspapers of the British isles.
commenting on the dispatch sent t>>
Washington by Sir Edward Grey. Brit
ish foreign minister, on the subject of
the Panama canal duties, expresses the
belief that the election of Woodrow
Wilson, who has not committed himself
to support the Panama canal bill, as did
I President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt,
! "gives a better chance for fair and un
| biased hearings of the contentions of
' Sir Edward Grey."