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MKht, 44. For detail* of the Wen (her ««»e PnKe UI. HAN FRANCISCO HASI 253,400 savings bank depositors, with aggregate deposits of $177,746,387, an average saving of $701. VOLUME CXI II.— NO. 28. VIRGINIA GIVES WILSON OVATION AT EVERY POINT Bonfires Blaze Along Route of Eighth Native Son of the Old Dominion Elected President—Sleeps in the Room of Father's House in Which He Was Born and Says That "It Is Good to Be Back Again ,, NO ADDRESSES MADE; COLD PREVENTS HIM Chief Program of Jubilee at Staunton Today Will Be Participated In by Most Noted People of State- Pullman Car Plans Upset Calculation of Visitors to Inaugural Ceremonies STAUNTON*. Va., Dec. 27.—Virginia welcomed home tonight Governor Woodrow Wilson, the eighth of her na tive sons to be chosen president of the United States. From the moment the president elect crossed the state line at Alexandria In the afternoon, after he had a 10 minute glimpse of the na tional capital, until 9 o'clock, when he reached the little parsonage where he was born just 56 years ago tomorrow, the reception given him was one of great enthusiasm, noisy demonstration f.nd spectacular display. Escorted by cavalry; militia com panies and a torchlight procession the governor and Mrs. Wilson motored ihrough the streets of Staunton to the home of Rev. A. N. Frazer, pastor of the Presbyterian church. In this home Rev. Joseph R. Wilson, father of the lrpsident elect, lived in 1856. "It is fine to be back again," ex- Sainied the president elect as he indoors , . Suffering still from the effect of his he retired immediately to the .oin in which he was born to rest for i'Tw; when the chief program • 11 be carried out. i frr ;md wide, native children of union had come to greet, their fel townsman. Except for an informal year ago, Wilson bad not been since he was three years old. IKtM-IRKS BI.AZi; WAV Staunton was not alone in celebrat ing the arrival in Virginia of the dis iruiPhed visitor. Bonfires blazed the irks shot across the skies ■i lights threw a festive glare at -ins along the route. Mrs. Wil stoo'l with her husband on the ; platform of the train and enjo demonstrations. the real president elect," ! Wfleon as he introduced her to crowd ;it Alexandria. > 'ir- a. Swanson of Vir ntatlves Chart** C. Car lln and William A. Jones of this state iandria, Wilson was k at any of the st' Ing forbade un- Senator Swanson ■ • crowd at Culpep • i.l Governor Wilson raised his hat to acknowledge their cheers. The governor did not respond to my r>f the many cries today for a ■] food natured and did ue 1 n i th< ■ Ing as they do," he said to National Chairman MeCombs, who .<]<• him on the platform. It at Manassas that the first of the of bonfires along the route crackled a welcome. The governor jeered fro.m his state room at the fires alms the way. ' ■Is it the fourth of July?" he queried ft" a cannon roared and skyrockets gleamed at Orange. Another display of f reworks came at Gordonsville, but Iggeet crowd of all pressed around a in at Charlottesville, where Gov- Mra. Minn and a delegation Richmond Joined the party. llarij Smith Jr. and Speaker R. K. • f tiie house of delegates, both of asamatca of Governor Wilson ; th« University of Virginia law ;. greeted the president elect He thanked them -warmly for their effort? in his behalf in the pre couventioo campaign. pb K. Wiilard, former lieutenant of Virginia, had '• J at t 'Jiarioi '■ of torfiier Virginians was In i nearly 100 by t arrival at Staunti FilJl'lXO GOVKK\Mi:.\T ■ujent elect Wilson favors a pro a! government for the Philippine* f.ir cis- ' ndepend< ;. to i t«pr< cent linn A. Jones of Virginia, chairman of' I i ilar affaire committee. iiscussed the Philippi"' , Bltuatlon With him. on the train today. The president elect announced merely that he had talked with Jones "'about genera] situation In the Philip pine?!." When asked particularly if ho had talked about the bi!l being pressed by Representative Jones in • ongr- -ing il provisional gov rrnment f< : ea is and 11 eon tepl tuntinued ou I'n;;i- 2, Coliimu 3 THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL "The People's Newspaper" MAN MADE RIVALS PEEVE PARROT Combination of Aviation With Canned Conversation Pro duces Crouch Out in Haight street near Gough there la a parrot named "Polly" that haa a (Touch this week so blue that its tail feathers have turned color. Just how mad it is it showed yester day afternoon wlien John Copeland. 24:; Waller street, paseed by and wished it a "Merry Christmas. - ' "Gwan and rhase yerself," replied Polly, churlisl.lv. •And a Happy New Year," Copeland 'added. Polly flew down then and nearly bit his linger off. Neighbors say the parrot has been growling to itself for a week about the coming aviation meet, which it protested was ruining the flying game for the old fashioned birtls, but when Christmas , came along bringing a phonograph to its owners, Polly be came a natural anarchist and has re fused to be comforted. ARREST GUARD OFFICER Second Regiment Lieutenant Must Face Charge of Shooting; Man (Special Dispatch to The Call) OROVILL.E, Dec. 27.—The mysterious shooting of Frank Cody several nights ago by Lieutenant George TV. Aldrich of the Second regiment of the National Guard of California, which gave rise to a number of rumors, is to be investi gated. This was decided today, when Cody signed a warrant for the arrest of Aldrich. who is charged-with assault with a deadly weapon. Aldrich was arrested tonight. Cody was shot through the abdomen and hovered near death, for several days. At first that there had been a shooting was denied, and Mrs. Cody asserted that her husband was only ill. it was said that Aldrich had caught Cody stealing chick ens, but Cody now denies this charge. FALLS BENEATH WHEELS Descendant of German General Killed AVhlle nomine Wejr Weet RENO. Dec. 27. —Both hands cut off ■and his skull fractured. Max yon Bulow, «aid to be a descendant of Count yon Bulow, the famous German general, was found on the railroad track last night and died two hours later in the railroad hospital at Sparks. Yon Bulow was a soldier of fortune. Several yeajp ago he wedded Miss Christine Plumer of Pueblo. Colo., and they traveled through Europe, only later to be separated. He was beating his way west on a passenger train and fell beneath the wheels. ACCIDENT COSTS MAN ARM Attempt to Shoot Jackrabbit OUagtroa* For (iuotave Sohloaser Jr. (Special Dispatch to The Calb WOODLAND, Dec. 27.—Gustave Schlossei Jr. was the victim of a shoot ing accident this afternoon, and as the result it was necessary for his left arm to be amputated just below the shoulder. Schlosser and his father were in a rig. Schlosser owned a liam merless gun. As a jackrabbit jumped out in the road, Schlosser grabbed for the weapon and it was accidentally discharged. A load of shot struck his arm between the elbow and the shoul der, shattering the bones into splinters. PATRON DIES IN HIS ARMS Anderson Sbfppmnn Spurn* Doctor and Leaven Herd to Friend (Special Dispatch to The Call) REDDING, Dec. 27. — Making his will and giving all his property to his friend in whose arms he was Hasped. Austin Odav, h shopman, died in his camp 10 miles east of Anderson last evening. For two days ho lay aick with pneumonia, stubbornly refus ing to call a, physician or to permit Charles Ilolison to summon one. Oday was "..") years old and left a band of sheep worth $2,000. PRINCE SOLVES DIVORCE Italian Noble Say* Yankees Marry >n Too Much Haste (Special Dispatch to Tbe Call) CHICAGO, He'-. 27.—Prince Gannaro Garacciolo of Rome, who is a close friend of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ifc t'ormick, says hasty marriage* a majority of the divorces in America. He considers Mrs. McOormlck. daifeh t John l>. Rockefeller, an Ideal type of American woman. The prince .snys he did not come here to find the woman upon whom he might confer the title of princess. MOUSE ON LEG EVIL STAR \e>v Vorkcr Aamerta Birthmark Han .Made Him Klcptoniauiae (Sfpecia! Dispatrh to The Call) NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—The most novel excuse ever entered in the court of gen eral sessions by a forger and thief was offered to Judge Foster today by a youthful German who asserted that he had been converted into a klepto maniac through the influence o,f the birthmark of a mouse on the lower part of his l«=ft leg. JEALOUS LAD'S RASH ACT |t>of Girl Dead, Tlien Inflletm MuHal Wound on Self MILLBURY, Mns.«.. D«o, 2?. —As Clara Lemay. :i,2rod 14. was entering the Cor dis cotton mill she was shot and killed by Charlca Adam?, l>. T!ir hoy tisea shot himself. Inflicting injuries from died later. The | SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912.—EAGES 1 TO 10. ** 'INNER CIRCLE' IN WITH BOOK TRUST, ASSERTS WITNESS Publisher of Western Jour nal of Education, at Sena torial Inquiry, Makes Serious Charges MANY SCHOOL MEN'S NAMES MENTIONED Allegation Made That Cer tain Clique Dominates Teachers' Association SACRAMENTO, Dec. 27.—Investigation of the so called 'Tiook trust" of Cilifor nia, its relation with teachers a*id edu cators and whether the various publish ing- concerns which - furnish texts for California schoolbooks are In a pool for the purpose of holding up the state to levy a high financial tribute in royal ties were taken up by a special senate textbook Investigating committee. The committee held three sessions during the day and evening. The greater portion of the time con sumed today was devoted to a probe into the alleged influence exerted on teachers by .the various book companies In an effort to obtain their indorsement of texts. WAGNERMAKKSCHARGES The most striking testimony offered today was that of Harr Wagner, edi tor and pubisher of the "Western Jour nal of Education, until recently the of ficial organ of the state board of edu cation, and of Leroy Armstrong, now southern California salesman for the American Book company, but formerly secretary of the California Teachers' association and editor of the Sierra Ed ucational Xews, the association's pub lication. Wagner charged that the California Teachers' association was dominated by an inner circle. Which catered to the book companies and influenced teachers through the policy of the Sierra Edu cational News. This inner circle, he further asserted, was led by Armstrong, Professor Lange of the University of California, a member of the state board of education; JO Morris Cox, deputy superintendent of fchools at Oakland; City Superintendent McKinnon of San t>iego and W. W. McKay of Chi' o. XO CHAXCE FOR RIVALS Wagner declared that one book, Mc- Clymond's arithmetic, was selected by the state board of education without giving any company ot/ier than the American Bool? company h chance to bid. McClymonds was and now is city superintendent of schools of Oakland. His book, printed by the American Book company, was selected by the state board, according to Wagner, at a meet ing of the board held in San Francisco, which was not open to the public. In that it was not announced. J. F. N'eylan, chairman of the .state board of control, was another Avitness. Ha told of the board's investigation of the state printing office, which resulted in the resignation of \V. W. Shannon, former state printer. RECRI ITK» AMONG TEACHBRS Armstrong declared that 73 per tent of the book agents of the state were recruited from Che teaching ranks. These iigonts, lie declared, use their personal influence rather than the merit of their books to place their t<\ts in the schools Ho asserted that there was BO such thing as a "book trust" and that competition among the various publishing concerns was.keen. In re e to questions by Senator Shamt han. !ip said that there was no ques tion that book companies would bone fit more if the texts were changed continually than if one company en joyed a monopoly of one text. With reference to Wagner's charges. Armstrong said that the editorial policy of the Sierra News was practically in the hands of an advisory board and, perhaps, did not directly reflect the sentiment of the rank and file of the Teachers" association. I;oca! adoption would greatly increase the business of book concerns. Armstrong said, but he declared that he and his associates hlph up Jn Teacberc* association circles believed this plan would he of benefit to the educational interests , of the state. Allison Ware, principal of the Chieo norma! school and member of the re cent board of education, testified that althouph he could not say poslUvely there was such a thing a? ;i hook trust it lind been suspected in certain in srani es that the i-oncern.s pooled their interests to benefit all publisher*. Of his own knowledge. Ware was not prepared to say undue influence had been brought to bear on teachers to induce them to indorse certain texts , by book agents. .The members of the committee con ductinsr the \n\ estigratJon are: Sena tors K. K. Strobridjj<\ cliairniaii; T. W. H. and X. W. Thompson. AMKtiEU DESKRTERS RETIRM\(; (SpeeieJ Dispatrb to The Call) RENO. Dec. 27.—Two alleged desert ers from th* United States army are being returned to the Ban Frcwetecb presidio tonight in charge of Police Lieutenant Johnson. ThHr names ;ire E. B. Rartlett. and A. M. Hewitt, and they are said, in a message from Col onel Qardeser, to have recently de serted from Field hospital company So. :•. PRETTY QUARTET ARRIVES King Girls to Lose Pidgin English Shinyo Maru Has Lumber Baron's Daughters Lively Hakodate Maids To Enter Convent At San Jose The four pretty daughters of Edward j J. King, lumber king of the far east ': and United States, consalar agent at ! Hakodate, arrived here yesterday on the | Shinyo Maiu. They are Alice, Mar garet, Dorothy and Annie, and their ages range from 11 to 16. Their mother is a Japanese woman, one of the dainti est daughters of the island kingdom. The girls speak Japanese, French. Span ish and- English. They write English perfectly, but in speaking; their fa-1 ther's tongue they prefer the pidgin va- i riety. and it is on this account that ! they have been sent here to school. They crossed tii» j Pacific in charge of I their cousin, Robert EL Heun. who is! associated with their father, his uncle, in the lumber business, and who is on his way to Richmond, Ind., to be mar ried. Before going f-ast Heun will take his ; young cousins to the Convent of Notre Dame at San Jose, where they will be taught to speak United States as well as they now write it. The girls are lively as young r-olts and gave young , Heun some excellent practice in the art' of managing a family. Heun is engaged to marry Mrs. Prances B. Corwin, daughter of How ard Campbell, one of the first citizens of Richmond. Ind. Tlws wedding will take p!nc<* upon his arrival at Rich tnond, and he will return to Japan im-j mediately with Wβ bride. WORRY OVER PROPERTY SENT HIM TO SUICIDE Oliver (lark WrUten, Ttwm le* of Valu- Hut<* KMntc Tnkp-n Mi> in Fit of Uerankement t.Spooial Dispatch to Tbtfcatll 4HARTIXEZ, Dec. I'll. —OlKer Clark Wristen, a prominem of Brent wood, in eastern <"<-; r■•■. >~V>sta. entered a room in ■•' saloon tfria morning and sent a bullet crashing through ids brain, dying instantly. A f- w UMiVis Scribbled upon the rover of his ofceck book telling where his money was on deposit showed that ;!;. dee 4 had been premeditated. Wristen was a short time ago ap pointed receiver. In charge of valuable property on the Bethel tract in the suit of w. il llaxson Vβ. Frederick L- Pcliegler and it Is believed that con stant worry over the safety of the property caused a mental derange ment. Wristen leaves ■ widow, Mrs. Jessie Wristen, and t\\e children, Orville, Claude. Bather and Lloyd \Vriste« and .Mrs. Lill i B >? Antioch. He was FATHER RICARD PREDICTS WEATHER DISTURBANCES Forecast for 42 Days Made an Result of Observations Carried on at .Santa Clara I nlveralty SANTA (LARA, Dec. Vl. —According to the predictions of Father Ricard of the observatory of Santa Clara uni. ferfttty, weather disturbances will oc cupy moFi <>f tlio next six weeks in California and the northwest. The stormy lnt< rvala during the coming 42 dayt are Vet down aa follows: December 27 to 11, January 3 to 7, January 1 ."■ t<o 1!'. January Z$ to L'fi, Jan uary L'!' ti« February 1. February 3 to 7. On tl itrengtfc of these predictions farmers »r€ aiivised to plant their crops as paily ;ts possible. Navigators ;i!:<> of !>oth the sea and the air, are to keep in min«l the stormy in- In southern California storms are due to appear on January 2, S, 14, 21 and iS and February 3. THIS GEORGE NO PIKER Switchman, Mlwsinc (hrfetman Dinner, ( nniplninN to < oniniieelon (Special Dispat.'li to Tbo falli CHICAGO, Dor. -1. —Refusal of the Elgin, Jotiet and Eastern to allow him time for hi.s Christmas dinner caused George Hargrove, a switchman. ItSl Escanaba avenue, to file a complaint with the interstate commerce com mission against the railroad. SCHOONER BURNS AT SEA Fate of Stricken Ship Near Newport, R. 1.. \ot Ascertained NEWPORT. R. 1.. Dec. 27.—A three masted schooner seen on -fire 12 miles east of Block island this afternoon at 5:20 o'clock is believed to have burned to the water's edge tonight. Whether the crew is floating in Qpen boats or has managed to make some point -on the coast is not known. HILL'S DAUGHTER TO WED Rail HflrrH to Become the Bride of *t. Paul IJoetor ST.- PAUI.. Minn.. Dec. 27.—James J. J Hill, the Great Northern railway itihk- I nate. today announced the engagement •'There is a well grounded fear that Dr. Agll Boeikmann of St. Paul. The I date of the wedding was not made J known. \ u An Independent Newspaper" The four daughters of Edward J. King, lumber king of the far east, and United Slates consular agent at Hakodate, who have been sent to America to forget their pidgin English. The girls are grouped on the steamer's cabin stairs. Alice is on the rail at the right, Margaret is on the upper step. The others, from left to right, arc Dorothy and Annie. LAUNCH SUNK BY FERRY STEAMER: COXSWAIN DROWNS U. S. N. Sailors Battle With the Tide in Mare Island Straits While Scores Try to Aid (Spffial r»i.«pftt<>*i to Tl>e Call) MARE ISL.ANP, Dec. 27.—Coxswain Frederick \V. . Weist of the gunboat Vlcksburg's steam launch was drowned and three other members of the crew narrowly escaped a similar fate shortly aftpr noon today when the Southern Pacific ferry steamer El Capitan ran down their small craft in Mare island straits. The steam launch was just leaving the Vallejo side at Main street wharf when the El Capltan came around from behind the Napa Valley, which was moored to the dock. Weiet did not see the big ferry steamer until it was too late, but he stayed at the wheel and went down when the little boat swung under the starboard paddle wheel of thp ferry and was crushed to the bottom. Engineer E. Sweiney, fireman second class; Fireman E. Sanders, fireman sec ond class, and Bowman M. MeElroy, seaman, were In the launch and jumped in time to save their lives. Life pre servers were flung: to the struggling men from the ferry boat, and small boats picked them up. Several women passengers fainted. According to Lieutenant R. L. Stover, U. S. X.. of the Vioksburg. Welst had been in the navy three years and was considered an excellent coxswain. His home was in San Antonio. Tex. A naval board consisting of Lieuten ant Stover, Paymaster M. C. Shirley and Ensign M. A. Mitscher was appointed this afternoon to investigate the acci dent. Captain Charles Heath of the ferry Pteamer said that the El Capltan was not making any speed at the time of the collision, but was drifting In the swift tide. DEATH SLEEP IN VACCINE Illinois Girl, lenoculated. Die* After Four D«y Stupor (Sppcial Dispatch to The Calh STERLING. 111., Dec. L'7.—After being vaccinated Miss Grace Odell went to sleep four days ago. All efforts to awaken her wene futile, and she died today- • .WEATHER FORK* AST: inudT: u»gHeir*<g north wind*, changing io yrcntrr ti. , . " «*■-* A #TXXniD HOME FOR SAU3 SiyTwinwanil sun deck: bailment mftabie for RteSwKD 1»I STRICT— J iOKXKR LOT AND IMPROVB- CLASSIFIED PAGES FOR CONTINUATION OF THESE ADVERTISEMENTS RICH WIDOW HELD FOR HIRING MAN TO KILL HUSBAND Georgia Woman Confesses She Offered Farmhand $600 and Marriage to Slay Planter MACON. Ga.. Dec. 27. —Mrs. James King, widow of the owner of one of the largest plantations irr middle Geor gia, was arrested today after Nicholas Wilburn. a farmhand, had confessed, according , to the police, that he killed James King tie cause Mr?. Kins , prom ised him $600 and to marry him if he would do it. Mrs. King, several hours after her arrest, also confessed she had plotted the crime. King was shot December 12 while hunting. Investigation led to the ar rest of Wilburn and a negro, James Barber, who, the police say, has stated that Wilburn told him he was going , to kill Kfng. Mrs. King is 42 years old and Wilburn is 25. BEGGED FOR MFK In his confession Wilburn is quoted as saving: "Mrs. King had offered me $600 to kill her husband. She said she wanted to got rid of him and promised to marry me if I killed him. He had $2,000 life insurance. "December 12 1 was passing the King home. She called to me and told me that Mr. King had gone hunting and for me to shoot him. I followed him, and when he stopped to rest I sneaked up behind him. grabbed his gun and shot him. He begged me not to shoot him any more. Just then he fell over. "GOOD 80Y, ,, HER PRAISE "I put hie gun In his hands and ar ranged the body so as to make it look as jf he had shot himself and then went buck to the house and told Mrs. King what I had done. She said I was a good boy and elie thought a lot of me." Mrs. King is the mother of six chil dren. Her eldest daughter married a brother of Wilburn. NURSE GIRL IS FIREBUG New York Maid Hmym M.mfeHosi* Im pulftr Prompted Hrr NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—Grace Trim ble, a 16 year old nurse, confessed to day in a Brooklyn court that she had yielded to a mysterious impulse and set seven flres in the home of her employer, Isaac Stern, In Brooklyn. PRICE FIVE CENTS. "HANG CLOSE TOGETHER" IS GOV. JOHHSON'S CRY TO PARTY "Don't Let Internal Rows Break Progressive Ranks," Executive Urges Clan at Los Angeles Banquet— People Never Will Go Back to Days of Infamy Like Those Preceding 1910, Executive Asserts — 750, Many of Whom Are Women, Greet Leader WARNS OF OLD STATE MACHINE "Gang Trying to Regain Power and Secret Agen cies Are Seeking to Dis rupt Organization, So Be ware," Is Plea—California Chief Confident Roosevelt Policies Yet Will Prevail —Upholds Reform Admin istration of the Whittier School for Delinquents I.OP AXGrfLES. Dec. 27—"Don't let our runks be divided. The old machine is in full cry again, hoping to come back into power. But our people will never go back to the infamy and degra dation they knew prior to 1910." This -was one of Governor Johnson's few references to state politics in his address at the banquet tendered him tonight by the county central commit tee of the progressive party. Most of Ills speech was taken up with teis experiences during the recent cam paign, vhen lie took the place nf Colonel Roosevelt in the eastern states after the progressive candidate for president was wounded at Milwaukee. He discussed the future of the pro gressive party, declaring that * toc trine which had appealed to 4," people in two and a half months was bound' to succeed. WARXS OF STATE ROW Speaking of state politics, lie said that certain agencies were at work try ing to cause dissension within the ranks of** the California progressive", and he appealed to his hearers to staini fast in their adherence to progressive principles. These came agencies, he said, were trying to create dissension in the next legislature, but he ex pressed confidence that there would be nothing of the sort. The governor was given an enthu siastic welcome by 750 members of the party, both men and women, who at tended the banquet. State Senator Lee C Gates presided and Meyer Lisener acted as toastmaster. WOMEN AT RECEPTION The governor was preceded on the proerram by Lieutenant Governor A. J. "Wallace, who spoke on "Th e Pro gressive Leaders"; Chester H. Rowel I of Fresno, who talked of "The Pro gressive Press," and Mrs. Andrew S. Loblnpjer, who lauded "The Progreeslve Woman."• A reception was held prior to th« banquet, wbteh was largely attended, many of thos e present being women who have been identified with the pro gressive movement In southern Cali fornia. Governor Johnson spent a busy day He was the guest of honor at a lunch eon given at the Los Angelee Athletic club at which he met the newly elected members of the legislature from :hia section of the state and renewed ac quaintance with the old members. He also had several conferences on pro posed new legislation. UPHOLDS WHITTIKR SCHOOL. After the luncheon, the governor, accompanied by several Los Angeles progressives, visited the state school at Whittier. He declared that he was not in sympathy with those who critl cieed the management of the school un der Superintendent Fred C. 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