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San Francisco Has
tinder way
if A $50,000,000 International Exposition
to cover 600 acres, to open in 1915.
Chinatown Property Owners Join to Halt Ax Wielding Police in Gambling Raids
Mayor Is to Be Forced or
Cajoled Into Calling Off
Highly Efficient Gaming
Lid Tactics Employed by
Corporal Goff; "It Hurts
Business and Is Driving
Orientals to Oakland for
Homes," Twenty-five Aver
"White Men Have Clubs and
Gamble, Why Should Not
Our Slant Eyed Brothers
Enjoy Same Privileges?"
She Asks; Permanent Or
ganization Formed to
Champion Fan Tan That
Empty Houses Be Filled
American and oriental owners of
Chinatown property are organizing to
force or cajole the mayor into calling
off the door smashing and highly ef
ficient gaming squad commanded by
Corporal Goff, whose activities caused
£ recent attempt by Chinese to entrap
in a gas filled chamber.
About 25 men and women, owners of
property in the affected region, and
r»al estate dealers acting as agents for
others with similar interests, met yes
terday in the offices of Newton G. Cohn,
"04 Bush street. There it was decided
to perfect the "Chinatown Property
Owners' Improvement association," in
•rease the membership to 40„
There was considerable discussion as
o what form the action should take.
Two courses were pointed out »y
•«P<**akers. One favored going to the
"-■wspapers first and another said the
nayor should be seen first.
"My experience with newspapers has
>een most successful," said Attorney
Milton S. Eisner. "The best system is i
to flatter them into seeing your side
of a question first. Then when the
matter is broached to the mayor they
will tell him we are right. Nothing
could be more easy." '
At this point George Skaller, sales
manager for a cemetery association,
interrupted to say that a petition
should be presented to the mayor
"The mayor is on the right side of
all the newspapers," explained Skaller
in tones of one instructing a salesman
how to dispose of a desirable lot in a
burying ground. "Let Mayor Rolph
handle the newspapers and you won't
make any mistake. He's had lots of
experience with 'em. My plan is to
win the mayor over to our side. This
won't be difficult ff we are organized
> strong enough. If the newspapers
don't like your propisltlon they can
throw you down and that ends it.
TTlth an administration it is different
An organization means votes and you
can bet the mayor will listen."
Cohn felt, that the most important
thing was to get lots of members.
"T\> should get at least 40 members
*i„»rore we present the petition to the
mayor," he said.
Every one agreed with this, and
George Perry, an attorney, sitting as
chairman, wa« authorized to appoint a
committee of two, the members of
which will endeavor to get the neces
sary enrollment,
On payment of oO cents to Cohn each
applicant present Was duly enrolled as
an active member and p;«-dged, tacitly,
to do all in his or her power to stop
what is described in the petition to
be presented, perhaps to the mayor,
perhaps to the -newspapers, as "rigid
and vigorous police measures" against
gambling in Chinatown.
"Why shouldn't these orientals have
their diversions. I'd like to know?"
asked Miss Adele Martel, ***rho said her
brother owned property in Chinatown.
"White men have their clubs where
they can gamble and drink. Why
shouldn't these people have the same
privileges? The police break down their
doors at any hour of the night if they
even suspect there is a game in prog
re MT,
"It's quite as bad as Russia.
"The police shouldn't be permitted
to break into any place without a war
rant. There used to be IR,©#- Chineae
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Continued on Page 3, Column 4
"An Independent Newspaper"
Diva Will Warble Bird Song
Echo to Come From The Call Tower
Mme. Bernice
de Posquoli,
most famous
in America,
a member
of the
Company of
New York,
who has
to sing
at the hammer
bufning and
on the plaza
at Lotta's •
fountain on
Christmas eve.
When The
Call asl^ed
her to lend
her sweet
voice in
honor of the event,
■w —
Madame de Pasquali Originates Marvelous Idea in Rela
tion to Her Role at Hammer Burning
Down in Paso Robles, where Madame Eernice de Pasquali. the distinguished
coloratura soprano, who is to sing at the christening of the new Pan Francisco
spirit at The Call's Christmas eve celebration, is spending Hie month, wonderful
plans are being devised by the original and charming diva for her part in the
festivities at Lotta's fountain.
Yesterday she telegraphed a sketchy description of an idea that had oc
curred to her, which is so good that it really ought to be kept for a surprise
on the night the hammer of knockery is to be burned by the loyal citizens of
San Francisco. That will be a night for the highest idealism in thought and
act, and Madame de Pasquali shows she has caught the spirit exactly in her
suggestion. "Let me sing on Christmas eve the famous 'Bird Song' from the
'Pearl of Brazil,"" reads her message.' "The flute obligato, imitating the echo
of the nightingale, can be played from
the top of The Call building and 1 will
answer to the nightingale from Lotta's
That is the suggestion which comes
from Madame de Pasquali. herself, and
that it will be one of the most ex
quisite and thrilling musical innova
tions * that could be imagined is the
unanimous opinion of the critics and
music lovers. It will be an experience
that will live always in the memory
of those who hear it.
In another city it might not be pos
sible, but San Francisco loves music.
The great crowd, packed densely
around the stand.at the fountain, will
be hushed and still. All the ordinary
noises of the city have died
away. Then the singer, waiting, will
hear the clear, sweet call of the night
ingale from far up toward the stars,
and out of the narrow canyon of the
street she will .send back* her answer
in notes as true and high as the flute.
Back and forth will go the cry and its
answer— plaintive, pleading and soft,
yet so clear that it will carry far on
the night air.
Madame de Pasquali wants to sing
it, and she will sing it. Already her
suggestion has received the approval of
all who- have read her message. There
will be other numbers on her program
that Christmas eve. but none that will
strike closer to the heart than the
beautiful "Bird Song" from the famous
National Institute of Arts and
Letters Announces* Award
for Original Work
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—The National
Institute of Arta and Letters announced
at its annual dinner tonight the award
of the gold medal of honor to William
Rutherford Mead, architect. A similar
medal is awarded annually by the in
stitute to some American for dis
tinguished services in the creation of
original work in and letters. It
is awarded in a different branch of
work each year, former recipients
having been St Gaudens, for sculpture;
James Ford Rhodes, for history; James
Whitcomb Riley, for poetry. Brander
Matthews was elected president of the
institute, Henry Dwight Hedgwick,
secretary and Samuel Isham, treasurer.
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Semiofficial Note Declare* Alexis"
Malady Not Incurable
PARIS, Dec. 12.—A semiofficial note
Issued here declares unfounded the
rumors that the Russian crown prince,
Alexis, has been stricken with an in
curable malady. It also denres that
special depositions have been take
relative to assuring the succession to
the Russian throne.
Committee Stage of Home Rate Bill
Completed Amid I -roar
LONDON, Dec. 12.—The committee
stage of the home rule bill wa* com
pleted in the house of commons late
today amid exciting demonstrations
and counter demonstrations. The house
then adjourned. Premier Asquith and
his ministers wore given an ovation as
they left the chamber.
Poor Suffer From Want of Coal, Wood
and Provisions
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO, Dec. 12.—Chicago is in
the grip of the first severe cold
weather of the early winter, three de
crees above zero being the record point
registered today. The cold spell served
to bring hundreds of calls for assist
ance in the form of coal, wood, pro
visions and clothing from Chicago's
Pioneer Leader Who Found
ed First Woman's College
in West Succumbs in
Oakland Home
Members of Family and Fac
ulty at Bedside; Recently
Celebrated 87th Birthday
Special Dispatch to The Call
Dec. 12.—Marking the"
end of a long and useful life devoted
to the high ideals of womanhood and
education, death came tonight to Mrs.
Susan Lincoln Mill-, founder of Mills
college, the pioneer institution for the
education of women on the Pacific
For several years past her Health
has been failing rapidly and the end
was not unexpected. She died at 9
o'clock at her home on the college
campus at Lebna Heights, where she
had lived since the seat of learning
that i* a monument to her life and
love was founded thejre more than 40
years ago. She was in her eighty
eighth year.
Dr. Luella Clay Carson, president of
the college, and many members of the
faculty who had b«en .close friends
and companions of the«-P*beloved pa
troness, were at the bedside.
Since pioneer days Mrs. Mills has
been the foremost woman educator of
the west and her death will be mourned
by thousands of California women who
came within the scope of her love and
friendship as students of Mills col
She was born in Massachusetts in
1825 and was educated at Mount Holy
oke seminary, where she was graduated
in 1845. After teaching there for sev
eral years she married Rev. Cyrus T.
Mills, a graduate of Williams college
and they came to California.
t In 1865 they went to Benicia and pur
chased the Young Ladies' seminary, but
after a few years it was decided that
the site was inadequate and they re
moved to the Alameda foothills back of
Oakland, where the present Mills col
lege of national fame was opened Aug
ust 1, 1871.
It was their purpose to found in Cali
fornia a great woman's seminary, and
Doctor Mills and his wife devoted their
life to the loving task. Doctor Mills
died in 1884, and Mrs. Mills continued
in the active management and direction
of the college.
How well she succeeded is attested
by the thousands of splendid grad
uates who have gone forth from the
institution to become noble, useful
women like the teacher who inspired
Since 1909 Mrs. Mills has not been
actively in charge of the college, but
as president emeritus she lived among
her pupils and faculty and took always
a close interest in the work.
Carnegie, Vanderbllt and Congrecaraea
Included In List of Gueata at
White Howie Affair
WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—The last
formal presidential dinner of the Taf#
administration to the cabinet was
given at the White House tonight. In
vited to dine with the president and
Mrs. Taft. in addition to the cabinet
officers and their ladies, were former
Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks,
several senators and representatives
the secretary to the president and
Mrs. Hilles, Mr. and' Mrs. Andrew Car-'
negfe. Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson
Cromwell, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van
derbilt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry w. Taft.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Lewisohn and
Otto T. Bannard of New York.
Well Known Newepnper Man of Cali
fornia Leaves Large Family
Special Dispatch 'to Tha Call
SAN JOSE, Dec. 12.—The funeral of
the late Charles S. Milnes. formerly a
well known newspaper man of this
city and San Francisco, will be held in
this city tomorrow morning. He died
in Plhc'eryille Tuesday morning after
a long "illness. Milnes was a graduate
of the University of the Pacific and a
native of lowa. He wa» 45 years old.
He is survived by his widow and three
children, his father. C. G. Milnes
of Santa Cruz, and four brothers.
1 "The Peoples Newspaper" \
Some of the chief figures in the investigation of the so called
money trust. The men are the New York lawyer, who is i
asking the witnesses pointed and embarrassing questions, and
two of the financial kings of the world.
Other Members of Monu
ment Commission Said to
Be Preparing to Shift
Blame for Shortage
Special Dispatch to The Call
i >»W TORK, Dec. 12.—1t was inti
! *m_*ted today that further disclosures
I concerning General Daniel J. Sickles'
! management of the funds of the New
York monument commission might
shortly be forthcoming, although Philip
»J. McCook, counsel for the commission,
said that the member*- did not intend
to give out any more information on
the subject untii further developments
might warrant such action. When the
state comptroller examined the books
early in September there was a short
age of $52,564. General Sickles has
promised to account for the shortage,
which he places at about $27,000, by
January 9, 1913, and as a guarantee
'of this* he has deeded to the estate
his residence at 23. Fifth avenue, ap
praised at approximately $200,000.
The other members are not disturbed
at the declaration of Attorney General
Carmody that he holds them all re
sponsible for the funds for the commis
sion and that General Sickles is re
sponsible only to them. As pressure is
put upon the commission as a whole
it will be focused by s the members
themselves upon the former chairman.
The members of the commission in
this city who now find themselves em
barrassed by their old comrade of civil
war days are General Horatio C. Kirk,
who succeeded General Sickles as
chairman; General Anson G McCook,
Colonel Lewis It. Stegmann. C. A. Rich
ardson, Thomas W. Bradley and Clin
ton Beckwith.
J. Kmmet Hayden to Addreas Building
Trades on Bond laaiie*
J. Emmet Hayden of the publicity
committee of the board of supervisors,
requested permission last night to ad
dress the Building Trades' council on
the proposition to Issue bonds for vari;
ous proposed improvements. He will
be heard next Thursday night.
The councH was asked by the Tile
Setters' helpers for assistance to se
cure an. advance «in pay. As they are
not affiliated with the council, they
were told to present the matter to the
Tile Setters' union.
The council declined to send a rep
resentative to a meeting to be held
December 18 in Jefferson hall, when an
effort will be made to launch an Anti-
Poverty league.
The Wood Carvers' union reported
having made a donation of $25 to tbe
fund for the defense of the labor men
on trial in IndianapoJts.
The council increased the salary of
W. H. Urmy, its secretary-treasurer,
frfom $36 to $42 a week.
Fatal Hydrophobia Follows Dog Bite
Six: Weeka Earlier
TACOMA. Dec. 12.—Suffering all
agonies of hydrophobia, Emil Bleedorn,"
aged 49. a powerful man of large phy
sique, died at a hospital today. He was
bitten by a dog about six weeks ago.
Dr. F. A. Rich diagnosed the case as
hydrophobia and brought Bleedorn to
•Tacoma last night from Roy, 20 miles
south. He was treated with Pasteur*
serum and all the known remedies;
but it was too late. Doctor Rich, who
had a finger infected while attending
Bleedorn. is leaving for the Pasteur
institute at Chicago to take precau
tionary treatment J
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See Classified Pages.
As Hour Approaches for
Opening of Conference
Petty Bickerings
Srjeejal Cable- to Tbe Call
LONDON, Dec. 12.—The hour for the
"meeting of the peace ministers ap
proaches with the surface of the politi
cal stream rippled by petty, trivial
Charles of-Ruma-nla feels snubbed
because his minister was told politely
that Rumania was not a great power
and so could not participate in the
negotiations of ambassadors.
Premier.Venizelos of Greece is peeved
because he ha_'not had the directing of
the agehdum for'the meetings to be
held by the Turko-Balkan plenipoten
tiaries at St. James palace.
The Austrian minister has written
down a sheaf of stipulations which will
be offered to Sir Edward Grey's "round
table conferees.
And Russia positively refuses to con
sider these waivers* in advance.
With all this bickering and nagging,
it confidently may bo assumed that the
end of the eastern question is in sight.
It may not be fully achieved at this
conference, or because of concurrent
conferences; but the basis of a settle
ment of the future geography of the
Balkans Is guaranteed and only one
real issue remains—the political con
trol of the Dardanelles. England and
France are pressing this point to a
solution, but for selfish motives the
other powers are disinclined to tackle
it. Roth Russia and Austria still hope
that some freak of fortxine will throw
the queen of the waters of the inland
seas' into their selfish hands.
Servia and Austria are nearer an
understanding than they have been at
any moment since war broke out at
the Montenegrin frontier. It is ac
cepted that the autonomy of Albania
will be approved, which will not neces
sarily mean a new crown for some
needy Kuropean prince. Albania is said
to be grooming for a repubifcan form
of government. It Is likely that the
constitution of Switzerland will be
copied in part, with Americas improve
The Greek. Servian and Montenegrin
peace commissions arrived in London
tonight from Paris. They were -greeted
at the Charing Cross station by a cos
mopolitan crowd, which included the
Greek archimandrite and members of
the various legations. •
The Greek premier. M. Venizelos, and
other delegates expressed appreciation
of their indebtedness to the British
government's courtesy and earnest
hope for the speedy and successful con
clusion of their missions.
M. Venizelos said they were deter
mined to do their utmost to secure a
lasting peace and desired hereafter to
be the best of friends with the Turks.
Details of procedure and the date of
Continued on Page 2, Column 3
Witness at Money "Trust"
Inquiry Takes House
Banking and Currency
Committee Through High
ways and Byways of
Finance and Reveals to
Lawmakers Intricate Ways
of "Street," Where the
Click of the Ticker Rules
Membership of New York
Exchange Has Not In
creased Since 1869, Al
though Operations Have
Grown About Fifty Times
Over; Speculators Job
Listings Regardless of
Clients' Rights and Crash
Always Means Their Ruin
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12—The high
ways- and byways of finance, as trav
ersed by operators on the New York
Stock exchange, were mapped out be
fore the ,i*ouse banking and currency
committee today in its money "trust
Frank K. Sturgis of the brokerage
firm of Strong. Sturgis & Co.. former
president and a member of the board
of governors of the stock exchange.
told the committee about the ways of
the "street."
The examination of Sturgls by Sam
uel Untermyer, counsel for the com
mittee, bristled with technical ques
tions and involved
at times insisted on long explanations
in answering questions and once flatly
declined to answer. His counsel, John
G. Milburn, Interfered to preserve tha
dignity of the occasion.
The testimony of Sturgis brought out
the following points:
The membership of the Stock
exchange has* not been increased
since 1869, when it was fixed at
.Since then the business done and
the stocks listed on the exchange
have increased about 50 times over.
Sturgis said that an increase in mem
bership was unnecessary, for the pres
ent membership was able to qandlp
the business of the public. In a dozer,
recent failures. Sturgis admitted, stock
exchange houses had carried with them
stock owned in part by the partners
but hypothecated by the brokers for
more than the real ownership of the
broker. In such cases tne proceeds of
the sale of the bankrupt broker'<*
on the exchange goes, it was explain--"'!.
not to the customers, but to his cred*
itors inside the exchange. Sturgis
thought this was fair and just as li
was a regulation subscribed to by the
members in the exchange and recog
nized by the public.
Stock exchange brokers usually use
the stock owned in part by their cus
tomers as collateral to support
own loans. Sturgis said, rehypothecat
ing the securities for a greater amount
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Knox Hats $5 and better
Leather Hat Trtmks
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