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EUROPE FEUDS
BALKAN MUDDLE
MEANS STRIFE
Crisis Is So Delicate That
England's Foreign Minis
ter Warns Government
to Expect the Worst
WAR LURKS CLOSE
TO THE SURFACE
Ambassadors and Balkan-
Turko Peace Envoys Will
- Meet Simultaneously
suggestion first emanated from Pre
mier Poincare of France.
SERBS WILL INSIST
ON ADRIATIC PORT
PARIS. Dec. 21. —Servia will insist on
obtaining a port on the Adrlatir
for a maritime outlet is necessary to the
life and the future of Servia, according
to former Premier Novakovilch. the
principal Servian peace plenipotentiary,
who is imw on hfs way to London. He
made tins 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 Poincare, the
French premier, Novakovitch said:
I have the conviction that the
just claims of Servia will be firmly
and efficaciously supported by the a%
powers belonging to the triple™
entente—Frame. 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 Polic** White
of San Franrisco 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 Mas 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 blark.
"But it was ever thus. Some of my
officers tell me—men in whom I have
confidence—whom I detailed to act as
Captain Meagher's escort while JtfZ was
in the city—that he was every inch a
policeman, for he never failed to flash
-rar when a streetcar conductor
asked him for his fare."
Chief McWeeny Is anxious to smooth
things out with the San Francisco po
lice, and has- ordered Captain Meagher
to Rive him a written report on his
alleged criticisms. Today Meagher de
nied TTaving said that San Francisco
was a vice ridden city. "My remarks
were misconstrued." he said.
INNER HARBOR SCHEME
INDORSED BY SPEAKERS
Berkeley improvement Clubs Vnite In
Faror of f7Sf>,ooo Project
BERKELEY. Dec. 11.—Representa
tives of the Berkeley improvement
club, meeting at the Columbus school
In West Berkeley, unanimously In
dorsed the proposed construction of an
injjer harbor at an estimated cost of
$7f0,000, .in-H namfj a committee which
will arrange for the general mass
meeting, to be held at the high school
auditorium, for discussion of the proj
ect.
Speakers before the improvers were
F. P. Farber, president of the Federa
tion of Improvement Clubs; School Di
rector Herbert F. Briggs, Assembly
man George Gelder, Charles Green, J.
T. Renas, John Striker and Charles
Hadien.
The mass meeting committee con
sists of F. B. Farber, Charles Hadien
and George Gelder. They will ar
a date and speakers for the
gathering.
PLAN NEW YEAR REVEL
OAKLAND, r>ec H.—The joint com
mittee from the Chamber of Commerce
and Merchants' Exchange on the New
Year celebration has named officers and
committees. Bernard P. Miller was
chosen as chairman and Wilbur Walker
secretary. The committee on finance
comprises Theodore Gler, chairman; L.
Bernstein, Harry Williams and J. H.
Chambers. The program committee
numbers Louis Aber, chairman; Lee
Bertillion, Cralgie Sharpe and E. C.
Kayser. An entire committee meeting
wm be held with the progress and
prosperity committee Friday evening.
It is planned to have a celebration
with l_inds in Broadway and an open
air entertainment in Eleventh street
at the Oakland high school. If suf
ficient funds can be obtained a big
iiluminatlon scheme and band concerts
at several corners, with street dancing,
will be included on the program.
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STVDENT SOCIETY ELECTS OZTXC-SJB—Man
■ •■ iter. 11. —Chauncey T. Keoter,
'•nt; K. L. Peek, Tice preaident. aud K.
i. M • sary-trpanu-er. are the newly
£ tbe .Mffhanlcal EnginefrltTs
spiuester. All art senior
_■ ...
SALESMEN 10 ENTERTAIN—OakIand. Deo. 11.
Bakery good* sait-smeu of Oakland will center
;it a dance la GernjaDia hall Saturday
. The committee in charge roDtitstt- of
Hfcury Ford, president; Joseph Toele. vice
l^r-i<i*nt: James Wrijriit. recording secretary;
Fjnok Nelk, finaix-iHI *eeret_ry; Paul Fuhrer,
tpasurrr, and Janus Phea. business agent.

PETERSON NOT KTJKDERED—OakIand. »cc.
beriff Frank Barnet gari» official i»nn<:
--f nigral of W. A. Peterson a
today after running down niasfrs that
n had been murdered. Peterson died
fmni the effects «f a full from a pole at Con
cord, I vacua Coata county, *.ai_rda*r
Cow Is a Casus Belli
Barkeep Mixes Some Legal Punches
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 of 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 pum*h 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.
JUST NATIRALLT FALLS IST
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. WateV
was abundant, which made Supf so
happy, in spite of his occupation, that
J_e went merely 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
ntrredients 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.
er to settle the question of damages.
.ND THAT MILK I'fXCH
Cook's complaint goes Into elaborate
detail in describing the Ingredients of
the milk punch, which, by the way,
friends of both sides declare 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
Continued from Page 1
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 BILLETS
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. Grow, 28, of Binghamton,
N. V., captain of detectives.
Clarence Mallery, 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 WilllamvHlcks. All these men, like
Captain Graw and Mallery, 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.
Tnree hundred employes, foreigners,
of the Susquehanna, which the Erie
controls, quit work Monday, demand
ing a wage Increase of 5 cents an hour.
Offlcials of the railroad would not
grant the Increase.
~ i
WEALTHY WOMAN PIONEER DEAD
Special Dispatch to The Cull
SAN MATEO, Dec. 11.—Word was re
ceived here today of the death in Rich
mond, Va., Monday, of Mrs. John C.
Maynard, one of the wealthiest and
most prominent of San Mateo county's
pioneers. Soon after the 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 Is 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 mLxer
of m-ttk 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 th*-i_ct 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 of the
plaintiff might be entrapped therein.
SOME DAMAGES ARE ASKED
"That being so uncovered, and 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, i
That the value of said cow was $150.
"That" by reason of the water 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 Elliot* 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. Totaf> 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 ma_j, go badly for
Supf. w
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.
PERKINS' HOME TOWN
PROGRESSIVES' FAVORITE
Chicago Conferees of New
Party Choose Gotham as *
Their Headquarters
Continued From Page 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 il to go
forward with no faltering and no
compromise. The whole spirit of
tr»e conference is superb. Looking
over the great tnrong 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. Tljere 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.
CHARLES HARVEY DEAD
'Well Known Woodman Succumbs Fol
lowing; Operation on Ear
OAKJuAND, Dec. 11.—Following an
operation on his ear about a week ago,
Charles Harvey, 27 years old, one of
the most prominent members of the
Woodmen of the World, and one of the
youngest past consul commanders of
the order in the United States, is dead.
Pneumonia was the immediate cause
of death. Harvey was formerly a
newspaper man of the bay cities. His
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Harvey of
814 Thirty-sixth street, are his only
surviving relatives.
Nature's Way Is The Best.
Buried deep in our Amerioan forest we find blood-root, queen's root, man
drake and stone root, golden seal, Oregon grape root and cherrybark. Of these Dr.
R. V. Pieroe made a pure glyoerio extract which has been favorably known foi
over forty years. He called it " Golden Medical Discovery."
This *« Disoo-ery" purifies the blood and tones up the stomaoh and the entire
system in Nature own way. It's just the tissue builder and tonic you require
when recovering from a hard ©old, grip, or pneumonia. No matter how strong the
constitution the stomaoh is apt to bo " out of kilter" at times; in consequence
tiie blood is disordered, for the stomach is the laboratory for the oonstant manu
facture of Mood. Dr. Pierco s Golden Medical Discovery strengthens the stomaoh—
tputs it in 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
appear-in. on the skin, the face becomes thin—you feel blue. •»
More than a week ago I was suffering with an awful
T < ? d -_i n « m *_r he * d '- l fe. r i brea and bO-Ty," writes Mb.
-fl£s £ii&^Y°Jf& OIL E„ Wishington, D. C
hST£«™IWJ*-. » B_Dme8 _ Dme Pneumonia. I was advised
S^.^^J°_^i_^ tl I e .? , J : f onr 'GoWen Medical Discov-
ZU« J __S,_ SP^K nd U dtd me **> much good that I feel
ever i u£ jin &}K i Lsu l**** and ***<* medicine that I
«_£* ™V I KisS th .l B . much *-*"«* than it was before
J. G. bur. es* ffi-_So£ ™ *' U dOeS aU you clalm for " and ls J
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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.
Recognising the misery and suffer
ing, as well as the economic waste
wrought by the depredations of th_>
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
Sinsheimer; Frank B. Anderson, Jacob
Barth, W. B. Bourn, John A. Britton,
William H. Crocker, F. Dohrmann Jr.,
John A. Emery, Mortimer Fleishhacker,
I. W. Hellman Jr., Jesse W. Lilienthal,
E. Wv Newhall, Mrs. Henry Payot, M. H.
Bobbins Jr. and B. F. Schlesinger.
FOLLOW NEW YORK PLAN
The association has been organized on
the general plan of the Provident Loan
society and the Chattel Loan society of
New York, which are typical examples
of the remedial loan companies which
'■ have been formed in 25 cities through
j 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
j 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 per cent, 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 small amounts for short
periods.
It is announced that for the present
all loans will be confined to two
classes of 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 H_ 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.
i In every case all transactions will be
strictly private 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 8
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
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: -
Tybs. j NO.
I—Exchange of civic center land* JMMMiT24,29O
3—Control of streets In tract by Exposition company 47,895 24.702
3— F,xlr_»lon of civil service 44.333 30,392
4—Reclassification of employe-, county officers 14,843 58,459
s—Two platoon formation in fire department 33,721 46,054
o—-Public service commission 20,727 49,777
7—Reclassification employes, department of elections 26,346 44,308
8— Increased salaries for auditor, treasurer, tax collector and »
city attorney I 5,878 63,488
9—Creation of department of electricity i 7,106 62.157
10— Reorganizetlon of detective force ' T ©54 63,056
11—Increased salary for chief of police j 5,49964,128
12— Appropriation for Admission day celebration 32,603 37,832
13—Exemption of special employe* from one year residence!
requirement 41,142 30,415
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 parka 130,289 38,696
17—Increased pension fund for exempt firemen 34.845 35.213
18— Street opening procedure 40,883 28,239
19—Tunnel, subway and viaduct procedure 38,K37 29,923
20—Installment collection of street assessments 37,365 30,784
21—Street assessment revolving fund 39,030 30,421
22—Exchange of relief home tract land" 39,078 29,595
23—Removal of sex qualification for public service 34.553 81,801
24—Tax collections by city attorney t 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—I>ocal option 15,087 63,770
2S— Reorganization police, fire and health boards 32,234 36,261
29— Branch registration offices 15,844 51,721
30—Bureau of supplies 36,815 31,186
31—Police commission to Initiate Investigations 35,646 30,447
32—Central fire alarm station In Jefferson square 38.02628,859
38—Director of public works 27,620 39,045
84—Public utilities franchises 133,413 35.796
35—Tax levy *o meet Interest on unsold bonds i 13,659 52,306
86— Sale of library bonds at discount 55,303 31.123
37—City planning commission 33,* 19 33,296
PROMINENT MERCHANT
HAS FAITH IN REALTY
B. Katschinski Buys the Or
pheum Annex Hotel Prop
erty for $195,000
B. Katachlnskl. the shoe merchant,
made a large realty purchase In O'Far
rell street when he acquired the Or
pheum annex property.
This Is a portion of the original 50
vara purchase by the Orpheum Theater
company for the purpose of erecting the
Orpheum theater. They finally con
cluded that 100 feet "would be sufficient
to build the theater upon, and on the
remaining parcel to the west Morris
Meyerfeld Jr. erected a fireproof hotel
of steel and brick containing about
100 rooms and 60 baths.
The building is six stories high. The
hotel and ground fleor is leased for a
period of eight years at a monthly
rental of $1,300.
Katschlnsky, speaking of his pur
chase, states that he had figured on
an investment as to city bonds or a
realty holding, and Anally concluded
that he would pick a choice piece of
property In the heart of the retail cen
ter of the city. His civic pride led him
to believe like some other Investors
that the present and future of the city
is an assurance Tor capital, and he feels
happy at his Investment. The price
paid was $195,000, and the negotiations
were completed for buyer and seller
by A. J. Rich & Co.
Shalnwald, Buckbee & Co. report
having sold for the Sherwood Estate
company the lot in the south side of
California street, 137:6 feet west of
Taylor street, 137:6x137:6 feet, to Jo
seph G. Hooper. The price Is said to
be in the neighborhood of $75,000.
They also report having sold for
Mrs. L Kaufman the lot and resi
dence in the north side of Washington
street, 165:6 feet west of Spruce, 62:6 x
127:8 feet, for about $60,000.
Kerner & Elsert report the sale of
four fiats, 88-38-40-42 Collingwood
street, between 17th and 18th; lot 49:4 x
125. from William Miller to C. Gumbel
and A. Adams, for $8,600.
Shreve- & -Company
Established 1852 1
OPEN EVENINGS
December 14th
to
December 24th
Inclusive
Post Street & Grant Avenue
San Francisco
FESTIVAL IN GERMAN
HOUSE DRAWS CROWD
Maennerchor of Hessen
Gesang Verein Gives
Concert
Beautifully illuminated from top to
bottom and with sound! of music and
merriment bursting forth into the night
air from every window, the new Ger
man house at Turk and Polk streets
continues to be the rendezvous for San
Francisco Teutons, who thronged the
recently opened clubhouse last night
and listened to classical music by sing
ing societies and individuals.
There was somo**sort of entertainment
to be had on each floor throughout the
handsome building last night, although
the majority of the visitors preferred
the great assembly haii, where the fea
ture of the singing was the Maenner
chor of the Hessen Gesang verein. Sev
eral German masterpieces were exe
cuted by the choir with much skill.
The musical program started shortly
after 8 o'clock with an overture by
Carl yon der Mehden's orchestra, fol
lowed by a piano solo by Herr Georg
Krueger. Chorus singing by the chorga
sang, under the direction of Prof. J. R.
Rlegger, and a soprano solo by Frau
leln Line Machmeister. completed the
program, which was greeted enthusi
astically by the _ndience.
Schuetzen night will be celebrated
this evening, when all schuetzen
verelns of the bay cities will march to
the German house in full dress uniform
to the accompaniment of martial music.
The feature of the entertainment will
be a grand shooting contest with small
caliber rifles on the fifth floor of the
building. Prises will be awarded to the
winners.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons
j matinee concerts will be given, fol
lowed Sunday evening with a grand
! ball, for which special arrangements
[have been made. Several thousand per
"sons are expected to attend the dance,
mhlch will be the most elaborate in
appointment ever given by a German
organisation in San Francisco, and
which will complete the week's fes
tivities in honor of the dedication of
the clubhouse.
APPORTIONMENTS AGREED
ON BY TWO PARTIES
Republicans and Democrats
Decide to Cut Patronage
Melon "Fifty-Fifty"
JSpe-Mal Dispatch to Tbe Call «
WASHINGTON, Deo. 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 hranch 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
ha? 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'Gorman
may object to a number of long term
appointments.
Senator Perkins received assurances
from some of the democratic senators
today that most of the nominations or ~
the appointment of Californians would
be permitted to pass the senate without
objection.
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