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EUROPE FEARS
BALKAN MUDDLE
MEANS STRIFE
Crisis Is So Delicate That
England's Foreign Minis
ter Warns Government
to Expect the Worst
WAR LURKS CLOSE
T(5 THE SURFACE
Ambassadors and Balkan-
Turko Peace Envoys Will
Meet Simultaneously
FupKcstion first emanated from Pre
mier Poincare of France.
SERBS WILL INSIST
ON ADRIATIC PORT
PARIS, Dec. 11.—Servia will insist on
obtaining a port on the Adriatic sea,
for a maritime outlet is necessary to the
life and the future of Servia, according
to former Premier Novakovit#h, the
principal Servian peace plenipotentiary,
wtjo4s now on his way to London. He
made this declaration In an interview
with a correspondent of the Temps and
added that Servia was surprised by the
enigmatic and disquieting attitude of
Austria.
In spite of the menaces of Austria,
he. continued, Servia was leaving her
troops in the territory they had already
conquered.
Referring to the interview he just
had with Raymond Polncare. the
French premier, Novakovitch said:
I have the conviction that the
just claims of Servia will be firmly
and efficaciously supported by the
powers belonging to the triple
entente—France, Great Britain and
Russia.
ASPERSIONS ON CITY
RESENTED BY WHITE
Chief of Police Accuses Chicago Officer
of Violating Etiquette of
a Guest
CHICAGO, Dec. 11.—An exchange of
letters between Chief of Police White
of San Francisco and Chief McWeeny
of this city has revealed that a slight
breach of good feeling between the
police departments of the two cities
has been feared by McWeeny as a
result of criticisms of San Francisco
said to have been made by Captain
Thomas Meagher of the Chicago police.
Captain Meagher recently made a
visit to the coast city, where he was
entertained by his brother policemen.
On his return he was quoted as saying
that '"San Francisco is the worst vice
ridden city in the world." .
Chief White was pained by the re
port and wrote concerning it to Chief
McWeeny. The letter was made public
today:
•Far be It from me," writes Chief
White, "to say that a veteran officer
of the Chicago police could not qualify
as a vice expert in any city under
the sun, but still I think Captain
Meagher ought to remember our hos
pitality to him. We tried to show Cap
tain Meagher a good time. It is to
laugh to think of a uniformed pot of
the Chicago police force calling a
brother kettle in a San Francisco uni
form black.
"But it was ever thus. Rome of my
officers tell me—men In whom I have
confidence—whom I detailed to act as
Captain Meagher's escort while he was
in the city—that he was every inch a
policeman, for he never failed to flash
his star when a streetcar conductor
asked him for his fare."
Chief McWeeny is anxious to smooth
things out with the San Francisco po
nd has ordered Captain Meagher
to jrive him a written report on his
alleged criticisms. Today Meagher de
nied having said that San Francisco
was a vice ridden city. "My remarks
were misconstrued," he said.
POLICE OF NEW YORK
PREY ON TENDERLOIN
Witness Testifies Women Proprietors of
Resorts Have Appealed to Mrs.
Belmont for Protection
NEW YORK. Dec. 11.—Mary Goode,
a confessed keeper of a resort in the
tenderloin district, as a witness before
dermaalc committee, which is in
vestigating police conditions, testified
today that many women of that section
had handed together in an association
and had appealed to Mrs. O. IT. P. Bel
mont to aid them in protection against
j>olic C praft.
Phe said that the "Becker pocket
book" had .set an example of graft to
i that since the Becker
exposure officers, were "wild in their
demands for money."
From her own experience she told of
having paid $60 a month for police pro
n. Some larger places, she said,
forced to pay from $100 to $^20
a month.
"The police want more money all the
time," she said. "They keep raising their
demands. This all on account of the
Becker pockctbook."
She said there were 35,000 women in
the city affected by the police methods.
"We want to be put under a commit
tee of citizens," she said. "We want
to be protected from the police*.'
STUDENTS ARE HONORED
Seven Stanford Wen Win Membership
in Uuadrangle Club
Special Dispatch to The Call
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Dec. 11.—
Seven new members have been added to
the rolls of the Quadrangle club by
todays election of senior students, who
have taken a prominent part in uni
versity activities and athletics.
The men honored are Louis Cass of
Los Angeles, football captain; J. F.
Partridge of San Francisco, crew cap
tain; Eugene Kern of Berkeley, varsity
track man and president of the uni
versity conference and student council;
•i S. Wilson of Los Angeles, var
sity yell leader. Errol P. Campbell of
Modesto, track captain; Arthur W. Am
brose of Lockeford, student body presi
dent, and Irving I. Ingraham of Bris
tol, Conn., editor In chief of the Daily
Palo Alto.
Election to the Quadrangle club is
on* of the highest university honors
attainable by Stanford men.
■ ' m —
MV9TERY L\ HUGE PILE OF RAILS
Special Dispatch to The Call
PALO AT/TO, Dec. 11.—A great pile of
1,200 tons of railroad rails which looms
up at the gore of land at Congress
Junction has caused no small amount of
speculation here as to the purpose of
the Peninsula Railway company. Tt is
reported here that the rails arc to be
used in a new road from Congress Junc
tion through Stanford or Palo Alto to
Kedwood City and San Mateo.
Cow Is a Casus Belli
Barkeep Mixes Some Legal Pouches
There Is an old saying that when
honest folks go to law, lawyers go to
the bank, their clients to the bread
line and the public;—to blazes, for all
anybody cares. The trouble is that
the law isn't interesting enough.
Carroll Cook, who was a judge once
and is still a lawyer, believes there
should be a reform, and in the double
capacity o# lawyer and client he filed
a suit yesterday afternoon that bids
the public pause on its tiresome way
and consider for a moment.
The defendant in the action, which
was brought in justice court, is George
Supf, mixer of liquid refreshments at
the Palace hotel, who Is celebrated
the world over for a drink known as
a milk punch with an egg in it. This
international reputation of Supf's is
the very thing that caused the trouble,
according to the complaint.
Cook and the defendant are friends—
or were, until recently. They own ad
joining ranches in Sonoma county.
Cook raises cows, which furnish milk;
Supf raises chickens, which furnish
eggs. All the world knows the rest,
as far as that part of it goes.
jlst natcrAlly falls in '
Not long ago Supf climbed over the
boundary fence and asked Neighbor
Cook to let him dig a well across the
line for the reason that his own land
had no water under it. Consent was
obtained and the well was dug. Water
was abundant, which made Supf so
happy, in spite of his occupation, that
he went mer&lly home, forgetting to
cover the well.
One of Cook's cows wandering by
night in the neighborhood fell in and
was drowned. Cook was wroth. So
was Supf. Cook said Supf deliberately
sought to entrap the cow In order more
easily to get one of the two essential
ingredients of the celebrated milk
punch. Supf replied by accusing the
cow of walking into his nice new well
with suicidal intent, which, while suc
cessful so far as the cow was con
cerned, spoiled the well.
Out of the resulting wrangle grew
the lawsuit, over which the public, and
especially that part of it intimately
acquainted with the qualities of Supf's
milk punch, is chuckling with great
glee. As quickly as Cook filed his com
plaint Supf presented his answer, and
the case will be tried in the usual man
ner to settle the question of damages.
AND THAT MILK PUNCH
Cook's complaint goes into elaborate
detail In describing the ingredients of
the milk punch, which, by the way,
friends of both sides deciare really In
spired the suit. To concoct the drink.
MILITIA IS ASKED TO
QUELL RAILWAY STRIKERS
General Manager of Susque
hanna Road Escapes
Bullets From Mob
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rifle shots were directed at them from
the cliff and the strikers, most of them
armed with rifles, shotguns and re
volvers, charged in a mass down the
cliff to the railroad yards and the docks
behind them. The fighting became gen
eral.
DODGES STORM OF BULLETS
A telegram requesting that the mili
tia be called to quell the disorder was
sent to the acting governor of New
Jersey by * General Superintendent
Stone of the Erie railroad. Stone es
caped a storm of bullets fired by
strikers as he was seeking shelter In
a building.
The men killed were:
Andrew J. Grave. 28, of Binghamton,
N. V., captain of detectives.
Clarence Maliery, 45, one of Graw's
men.
The wounded include:
John D. Ryerson of Jersey City,
lieutenant of detectives: William King.
William A. Woods, Frank A. Brown
and William Hicks. All these men, like
Captain Graw and Majlery. were doing
private detective work for the Erie
railroad.
Hicks Is In a hospital wounded 23
times. Brown and Woods were shot
through the head, Ryerson in the back
and chest, and King in the right ear.
HAND TO HAND STRUGGLE
The men, hiding behind cliffs and
trees, waited until a scow had dis
charged its cargo of men brought to
take the strikers places. A volley of
blank cartridges did not frighten the
strike breakers, who pushed forward
toward the railroad tracks on the coal
wharf.
The men in ambush then left their
hiding places, and, firing real bullets,
attempted to swarm out on the wharf.
They were met by the private de
tectives, who, unarmed, except for
clubs, engaged in a hand to hand
struggle.
A fusillade of shots brushed the of
ficers aside and they fled for safety,
except, Graw and Mallery, the mortally
wounded. The strike breakers,, under
a fire of bullets, fled along the shore of
the Hudson, and concealed themselves
In the woods of the palisades.
Three hundred employes, foreigners,
of the Susquehanna, which the Erie
controls, quit work Monday, demand
ing a wage increase of 5 cents an hour.
Officials of the railroad would not
grant the increase.
WEALTHY WOMAN PIOXEER DEAD
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAX MATEO, Dfp. 11.—Word was re
ceived here today of the death in Rlch
mond, Va., Monday, of Mrs. John C.
Maynard, one of the wealthiest and
most prominent of San Mateo county's
pioneers. Soon after jthe admission of
California to the union the Maynards
settled in San Mateo and built a large
mansion on the banks of the San Mateo
creek east of this city. Maynard fought
as a colonel with a confederate regi
ment in the civil war, and after his
return to California took a prominent
part in democratic politics. He died
several years ago and his wife went to
live in the east. The family was prom
inent in society in San Francisco in the
early days.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12,, 1912.
reads the complaint, "it la necessary to
have good fresh eggs and the best and
richest milk."
It goes on to state that Supf owns
2,000 chickens, including some very cel
ebrated sidehill chickens of which he is
justly proud and is able to obtain from
his ranch all the fresh eggs necessary
to continue his reputation "as a mixer
of milk punches with eggs therein." The
supply of milk, however, is not so ex
travagant, Cook charging that Supf
owns only one cow, the same being
"void of milk for more than half of each
year."
After setting forth that Supf
had dug a well on Cook's property, the
complaint continues by alleging:
"That after said well was dug, and
without knowing that the water had
arisen to within four feet of the surface,
said defendant, Supf, for the purpose of
supplying himself with the kind of milk
necessary to concoct his famous milk
punches, left the same open and uncov
ered, so that some of the cows ofcthe
plaintiff might be entrapped therein.
SOME DAMAGES ARE ASKED
"That being so uncovered, sfnd for the
purpose last aforesaid, one of the
choicest,of the herd of cows belonging
to plaintiff in the dark of night slipped
into said well and was there entrapped.
That the value of said cow was $150.
"That by reason of the \f*ater that had
arisen in said well, said defendant was
unable to rescue said cow, and she went
beneath the water and was drowned."
Damages are asked in the sum of $250
—$150 for the lost cow and $100 for
half of the well, which the complaint
says belonged to Cook by previous
agreement with the defendant.
Supf's answer, which was drawn up
by Elliott M. Epsteen, directly accuses
Cook of having kept a melancholy cow
which willfully and maliciously walked
into the well and committed suicide,
leaving its carcass to be hauled out at
considerable expense. Total damages,
$250, which he prays may be offset
against the claim made by the plain
tiff. He does not deny trying to entrap
the coW for the uses and purposes as
charged.
Truth, .with the cow, lies at the bot
tom of the well, for the only question
before the court will be the motives of
the deceased animal in venturing so
close to such a danger. If by accident,
as Cook charges, it may go badly for
Supf.
In the meantime, quantities of the
best and richest milk from another
dairy have been rushed to the Palace
bar, where the plaintiff and defendant
are still arguing: the question.
PENS'HOME TOWN
PROGRESSIVES' FAVORITE
Chicago Conferees of New
Party Choose Gotham as
Their Headquarters
Continned Prom Pave 1
lowing telegram to Governor Johnson
at Sacramento:
By a rising vote 1,300 progress
ives at a banquet at Auditorium
last night unanimously instructed
me to wire you this message of
greeting, good cheer and comrade
ship and regret for your inability to
be present with us. Every man and
woman here has enlisted for the
war. Unanimous sentiment is to go
forward with no faltering and no
compromise. The whole spirit of
the conference is superb. Looking
over the great throng assembled
from every state one would Imagine
that the August convention was
again assembled.
The day was a comparatively quiet
one for the former president. Besides
attending the luncheon he received call
ers at his apartment. Throughout the
morning there was a crowd outside his
rooms, and many persons did not ob
tain an audience.
Button Vance of Louisville came for
ward today with a proposition to estab
lish night schools for progressive work
ers. This plan, he said, had been adopt
ed in Louisville. There It is the inten
tion to teach political workers how to
work at and in the polls, laying special
stress on the duties of election officials.
LAXD OF SHARON ESTATE SOLD
Special Dispatch to The Call
REDWOOD CITY. Dec. 11.—A big
deal In peninsula real estate became
public today when a deed was filed for
record in this city conveying 120 acres
of valuable land near Belmont from the
Sharon estate to the Foothills Develop,
ment company, of which John R. Hill
man of San Francisco is one of the
principal backers. The purchase price
is said to have been in the neighbor
hood of $100,000. The new owners plan
to subdivide the property into small
tracts for residential purposes.
Nature's Wav Is The Best.
Buried deep in our American forest we find bloodroot, queen's root, man
drake and ttone root, golden seal, Oregon grape root and cherrybark. Of these Dr.
R. V. Pierce made a pure glyceric extract which has been favorably known for
over forty years. He celled it " Golden Medical Discovery."
This '.'Discovery" purifies the blood and tones up the stomach and the entire
system in Nature' own way. It's just the tissue builder and tonic you require
when recovering from a hard cold, grip, or pneumonia. No matter how strong the
constitution the stomach is apt to be " out of kilter" at times; in consequence
the blood is disordered, for the stomach is the laboratory for the constant manu
facture of blood. Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery strengthens the stomach—
tputs it ia shape to make pure, rich blood—helps the liver and
kidneys to expel the poisons from the body. The weak, nerv
ous, run-down, debilitated condition which so many people
experience at this time of the year is usually the effect of
poisons in the blood ; it is often indicated by pimples or boils
appearing on the skin, the face becomes thin—you feel *' blue.''
"More than a week ago I was suffering with an awful
cold in my head, throat, breast, and body,'* writes Mb.
James G. Kent, of 710 L. Street, S. E., Washington, D. C.
borne called it La Grippe, some pneumonia. I was advised
by a friend to try a bottle of your 'Golden Medical Discov
ery. I tried a bottle and it did me so much good that I feel
safe in saying it is the greatest and best, medicine that I
ever took. My health is much better than it was before
i• i, r. » s !?5 y ? UT y**™* It, does all you claim for it and is
J. G. Ksnt, Esq. satisfactory,." *
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BREAKERS AHEAD
FOR THOSE WHO
FATTEN ON POOR
San Francisco Remedial
Loan Association Will
Open Its Doors to the
Needy Next Monday
LEADING BANKERS
TO DIRECT AFFAIRS
Interest Charges Will Be
Low and Partial Pay
ments Accepted
After years of unavailing legislation
and equally fruitless prosecutions, the
end of the "loan shark" evil is in sight
in San Francisco.
Recognizing the misery and suffer
ing, as well as the economic waste
wrought by the depredations of the
usurers, some of the leading financial
and commercial Interests of the city
have combined to organize a company
that will drive the illegitimate con
cerns out of business by the sheer
weight of honest competition.
Announcement of the new company,
which is called the San Francisco
Remedial Loan association, was made
yesterday, and next Monday morning
it will open its doors for business at
43 Fifth street. The directors, who
include many of the leading bankers,
merchants and philanthropists of the
city, are as follows:
President, Selah Chamberlain; first
vice president. Judge Frank J. Muras-_
ky; second vice president, Mrs. Louis
Sloss; secretary and treasurer, Henry*
Sinshelmer; Frank E. Anderson, Jacob
Barth, W. B. Bourn, John A. Britton,
! William H. Crocker, F. Dohrmann Jr.,
J John A. Emery, Mortimer Fleishhacker,
I. W. Hellman Jr., Jesse W. Lilienthai,
[ E. W. Newhall, Mrs. Henry Payot, M. H.
Robbins Jr. and B. F. Schlesinger.
j FOLLOW NEW YORK PLAN
The association has been organized on
! the general plan of the Provident Loan
! society and the Chattel Loan society of
I New York, which are typical examples
of the remedial loan companies which
have been formed in 25 cities through
out the country to cope with the pawn
shops and usurers. While it will be pri
vate in character and will be conducted
as a private business, its purpose is not
money making, and those who have
subscribed the capital are to receive but
6 per cent per annum.
In the past it has been the custom
for the "loan sharks" to make as high
as 700 per cent on their loans, and
there was no remedy in law that could
be made effective. Interest rates ranged
as high as 20 and 30 per cent a month,
sometimes even more, when the victim
was well into the clutches of his master.
The Remedial Loan association, seek
ing only 6 p#r c#t. expects to take
over all the legitimate "small loan"
business in San Francisco and thus re
lieve the working people, who are
forced in times of stress to borrow
comparatively email amounts for short
periods.
It is announced that for the present
all loans will be confined to two
classes ef security—pledges, which
consists of loans on diamonds, watches,
jewelry, etc.; and chattels, which, are
loans on household furniture without
removal, but secured by a mortgage.
The interest to be charged on
pledges will be per cent a month,
and on chattels, 2 per cent a month,
which rates undercut the "loan sharks"
by a thousand per cent in many cases.
All pledges will be held for seven
months, and in case of failure of re
demption, will be sold at public auc
tion to the highest bidder and the
surplus above the amount loaned will
be returned to the pledger. It has
been the custom of the pawnbrokers
to keep this surplus.
PARTIAL PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
Chattel loans, which will range from
$20 to $200, are to be repaid in 10
monthly installments, which makes it
easier for the borrower to wipe out
the loan and meet the mortgage. No
additional fees or charges of any kind
will be made.
In every case all transactions will be
strictly privato and confidential. As
the association is not a charitable insti
tution, the relief to the needy will be
along business lines only. In other
words. It is designed to fill the place
the "loan sharks" occupied heretofore,
but fairly and honestly and. In a way
that will help the public.
For the present the plan of the new
association is not far enough advanced
to lend money on salaries, although the
directors state that , this problem is
receiving deep study'and that this busi
ness also will be sought when a scheme
for handling It is completed.
Throughout the east remedial loan
societies similar to the one that has
been organized here have virtually
driven the usurious loan companies out
of the field. In 1911 the Provident Loan
society of New York made 406,000 loans,
aggregating $13,500,000. The amount
repaid by the borrowers was $12,914,
--672. The average amount loaned was
$33. The net earnings were $569,230;
the expenses $221,830, the losses $4,883.
The rate of dividend paid«to those who
subscribed money to the company was 6
per cent.
STUDENT CONTROL A PROBLEM
Special Dispatch to Th« Call
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Dec, 11.—
With the express purpose of obtaining
the direct opinions of the undergradu
ates on the problems which arise under
the present plan of student control, the
women's conference and the university
conference, the organization of the men,
have arranged for separate gatherings
to be held at the same time early next
semester.
CIVIC BETTERMENTS RATIFIED
Utilities Amendment Is Rejected
The public utilities amendment providing for the abolition of the
determinate franchise was rejected by a majority of 2,383.
The firemen's two platoon amendment was lost by a majority of
12,333.
District local option was rejected by a majority of 48,690 out of a
total of 78,164 votes cast on the proposition.
Seventeen amendments, including all the civic betterment proposi
tions except the increased tax levy for park support, were ratified.
Twenty propositions including all the salary and tax amendments were
rejected.
The whole number of electors participating in the special election on
Tuesday was 81,104, constituting approximately 60 per cent of the whole
registration.
Here is the vote in detail:
| YES. j NO.
I—Exchange of civic center land* ". !50^T;34,390
S—Control of streets In tract by Exposition company 47,895124,702
3—Extension of civil service 44,33330,392
4— Reclassification of employes, county officers 14,843 58^159
6—Two platoon formation in fire department 33,721 46,054
6—Public service commission 20,72749,777
7—Reclassification employes, department of elections 20,346:44,308
8— Increased salaries for auditor, treasurer, tax collector and
city attorney j 5^7863^»88
9—Creation of department of electricity 7.106:62,157
10—Reorganization of detective force 7,054:63,056
11—Increased salary for chief of police j 5,499 64,128
12—Appropriation for Admission day celebration 132,603 37,832
13—Exemption of special employes from one year residencej
requirement 41,142)30,445
14—Exemption exposition and water bonds from 15 per cent
limit 15,663 51,817
15—Special tax levies outside dollar limit 13,149 54,451
16—Increased tax levy for parks 30,289 38,696
17—Increased pension fund for exempt firemen 34,845)35,213
18—Street opening: procedure '40,883 38,239
19—Timnel. subway and viaduct procedure |38^37!29,923
20—Installment collection of street assessments 37,365 30,784
21—street assessment revolving: fund 139,030 30,421
22—Exchange of relief home tract lands !39,078j29,505
23—Removal of sex qualification for public service 31,553 31,801
24—Tax collections by city attorney 38,156 28,809
25—Appointive Justices of the peace 30,196 34,056
26—Pensions for families of policemen and firemen dying from'
Injuries within one year !36,042;32,650
27—Local option 15,087163,770
28—Reorganization police, fire and health boards '32,234j36,261
29—Rranch registration offices 15,844 51,721
30—Rureau of supplies 36,815 31,186
31—Police commission to Initiate investigations 35,646 30,447
32—Central fire alarm station in Jefferson square 38,026 28,859
33— Director of public works 27,02039,045
34—Public utilities franchises 33,413 35,796
35—Tax levy to meet interest on unsold bonds 13,050 52.306
36—Sale of library bonds at discount 35.303 31,123
37—City planning commission '33,810 33.200
BRITON SPEAKS PRAISE
OF "UNSPEAKABLE" TURK
Sir Douglas Brownrigg
Finds 'Em Gentlemanly
* and Hospitable
Hammering the Turk, the "terrible"
Turk, the "unspeakable" Turk, has been
a recent popular and almost universal
diversion. He has been hammered phys-
ically and metaphorically. Now comes
a British baronet, Sir Douglas Brown
rlgg, captain in the British navy, and
until recently naval attache at the
British embassy in Tokyo, with the
declaration that the Turk is a natural
nobleman and a gentleman by Instinct.
Captain Brownrigg, who arrived here
yesterday on the liner Persia from Ja
pan, says that nothing is farther from
the truth than the popular conception
of the Turk.
"We of the navy," he said, "especially
the chaps that have spent a good many
years on the Mediterranean, know that
the poor beggar has been libeled. The
Turk, and by Turk I don't mean the
Turkish'official, but the Turkish peas
ant, is the finest gentleman in the
world. In Turkey you will find hospi
tality that would shame any Christian
land. No Turk is so poor that he will
not share his coffee with the stranger
that needs it or will accept It.
"Of the Turkish officials I prefer not
to speak. They are in the minority any
way. The plain people of the land, by
whose conduct the measure of any na
tion should be taken, are in Turkey the
most delightful people in the world."
Sir Douglas, who has been in Japan
for two years and earned the name of
being the busiest foreign naval attache
in the far east, says that the Japanese
navy is in first class Bhape.
"Their ships, officers and men," he
said, "are all right."
Sir Douglas and Lletuenant D. Goff,
also of the British navy, are returning
to England and expect to spend Christ
mas at home.
5 hreve - & • Company
Established 1852
OPEN EVENINGS
December 14th
to
December 24th
Inclusive
Post Street & Grant Avenue
San Francisco
S.F. DECLARED TO HAVE
THE CHEAPEST WHARFAGE
President of State Harbor
Commission Addresses
Eastern Conference
Special Dispatch to The Call
NEW YORK, Dec. 11.—San Francisco
Is the cheapest port for shipping In
the world, says J. J. Dwyer, president
of the state harbor commission of Cali
fornia, who is here attending the con
ference of Anj*eriean port authorities.
Last year, Dwyer asserts, the San
Francisco wharfage rates were reduced
10 per cent by a careful readjustment.
There Is now a uniform toll of five
cents a ton. Every dollar spent In port
improvements has been raised from the
port itself, the state owning the water
front. There is now a bond issue of
$10,000,000, of which $9,000,000 will be
used in general improvement and
$1,000,000 for the purchase of an addi
tional area for development \0 con
nection with the docks. There are 26
piers, and this number will be trebled
In the next three years. In San Fran
cisco they have abandoned the leasing
system.
San Francisco, Bays Dwyer. has
thrown off the incubus of the railroad
domination of the business of the city.
One of the features of the San Fran
cisco development is the Belt line be
hind the wharves, open to everybody
at a minimum charge. As to spur
tracks, the wishes of tenants are con
sulted. The Belt line has Its own lo
comotives and other rolling stock and
assembles the cars of the various com
panies.
The ownership of the port water
front, he said, was an easy and safe
way of maintaining control, and he ad
vised small ports to hold on to every
foot and to recover wherever possible
by a strict examination of titles pub
lic property alienated for private pur
poses. Port development by the com
munity, he asserted, should be treated
as a business proposition, and every
effort should be made by concentrating
public opinion upon It to build up the
commerce of the port.
APPORTIONMENTS AGREED
ON BY TWO PARTIES.
Republicans and Democrats
Decide to Cut Patronage
Melon "Fifty-Fifty"
, Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON. l>ec. 11.—A tentative
agreement has been entered Into by
democrats and republicans of the senate
that appointments made from states rep
resented by two republicans in the up
per branch of congress shall not be
blocked, but shall be permitted to go
through. In return for this concession
by the democrats the republicans have
agreed not to use their power to hold up
appointments made by President Wilson
after March 4.
According to the understanding which
has been perfected, each nomination
made by President Taft will have to
stand on its own feet. In some in
stances when two republican senators
from one state approve of the nomina
tion and the democratic members in the
house oppose it, the democratic senators
may put obstacles in the way of con
firmation.
In most cases, however, the nomina
tions will go through except in cases
like New York, where Senator O'Oorman
may object to a number of long term
appointments.
Senator Perkins received assurance*
from some of the democratic senators
today that most of the nominations or
the appointment of Callfornians womOf
be permitted to pass the senate without
objection.
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