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ITffcticit Tcmpcretarr Yesterday. 40; Lonwt Wednrii
«lrj- Mebt, :te. For delnllM of «he AYrnthrr nee Pbk* R.
San Francisco Has
An investment of $272,000,000 since
April 18. 1906, to November 1. 1912..
in new buildinj
Editor's Suggestion to Join
Old Line Republicans and
Progressives in "Liberal
Party" Arouses Little In
terest in Either Faction
Leaders Declare Only Inter
ested Politicians Would
Attend and Session Would
Not Be Representative—
Democratic Issue Alone Is
Expected to Join Rivals
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.—The full page
editorial of Frank A. Munsey published
in his newspaper, in which he suggests
a plan for bringing together the pro
gressives and regular republicans, made
little Impression here on men of either
faction. Munsey*s proposals, they said,
contained nothing not advanced by
Governor Hadley of Missouri except
the single suggestion that both fac
tions surrender their names and adopt
In common some title such as the "lib
eral" party.
The scheme of a holding , party as a
means of getting the two parties to
gether makes an easy way of approach
and one from which the sting of preju
dice on either side be removed. Nei
ther party would go orer to the other.
Both would meet on neutral ground.
Of course, this does not presuppose
that the holding party would continue
merely as a holding party, with the
republican and progressive parties still
maintained as constituent organiza
tions. With the merging of the latter
info the holding party it would become
a concrete, closely amalgamated poHti-
organization, quite as much so as
either party is today. As independent j
entities thr> republican and the pro
gressive parties would disappear.
The scheme of the holding party
be worked out in some such way
is: *
"Let the voters of each party in the
several states call a statewide confer
° to discuss the plan and to appoint
df-ippates to a national conference.
em gatherings would not be joint
r.cpf. Each party would hold
own conference made up of its own
The national conference, on the
aid, would consist of an equal
I ■'• legates from the two par.
work of the national conference
lid he to .get together on principles
• d policies and to select a name for
the new holding party. It should have
Ticient time for such an undertak
ing—weeks or months if need bo. Tt
■wo'ild not only embrace the problem
of harmonizing, but would have to
work out policies and principles that
■ Mil be representative of the best
thought of the day.
"A thorough study by the conference
of the problems of government, both
state and national, would be a business
like way of arriving at a sound basis
for amah .irnation and for fixing upon
and principles of the new
I ■>'-"
Senators disliked speaking for pub
lication. In conversation, one of them,
recognized as a leader of the advanced
wing of the old party, said that it
Would be a physical impossibility to
assemble a gigantic convention of the
kind proposed by Munsey and Hadley.
It was hard enough, he said, to get
■ voters to turn out in the primaries ;
for delegates to a national convention '
that would choose a presidential candi
date. As a result of the apathy, he
said, the convention proposed would be
merely a gathering of interested per
fcens who would represent nobody.
The feeling here is that If the twb'
factions are to sink their differences it ]
will be over some issue yet to be raised
—probably by the democrats. What
sort of issue would bring together men
like Senators La Follette. Clapp and
Root is not even suggested, but the
senator referred to said suoh union
could only come in the stress of a
Etruggie over real questions.
The prevailing expectation seems to
be that years hence may see the j#o
pressives either attracting tfce radical
democrats or losing their identity in a
democratic party controlled by radicals.!
In either case the conservatives of both I
parties are expected to reach an under- I
standing, though under what party em
m no one tries to foretell.
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. —Theodore Roose- j
vplt replied today to a proposal ad
vanced by Frank A. Munsey yesterday
to bring , the progressive- und the re- ;
(licaa pasties together.
■J am siinpiy spiking ;».« one of the
a in the rank? of progressive
party," he said. "Personally. 1 strongly!
Continued oa Page 4, Column 4 I
"The People's Newspaper"
Freeze Up Makes Wild Birds
Wilder Than E\>er; Can Not
Understand Change
All ducks may be wild, but the ducks
in the vicinity of Golden Gate park are
more than wild—they are mad. And it
is all because of the cold weather.
While the temperature of the weather
has gone downward their temperature
has gone up, and they are tropical in
the section where the hatchet hits the
The lakes in the park which have
long: been the paddling ground of hun
dreds of ducks have caused this con
dition. Heretofore when the guns of
the hunters made life too dangerous
for the birds in the marshes along the
bay shore they have always found
shelter there. Here#the huntsmen are
restrained from using their shotguns.
Yesterday the lakes all froze up,
causing grief for poor Mr. and Mrs.
Duck. Not able to understand that cold
weather makes the birds after
alighting on the crystal coating at
tempted to paddle around. Persons who
braved the chilly weather amused
themselves watching the ducks give an
imitation of a skating contest.
»_. .
Generals of Army (onsnit lMajsmm*
and Examine Details of Findings
of College of Suitimioinn*
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.—The confer
ence here of generals of the army in
furtherance of plans for reorganization
spent several hours today at the war
college examining details of elaborate
charts, diagrams and working plans |
evolved by the war college during the
last summer as a basis for the actual j
plan for reorganization, which the con- j
ference expects to perfect.
By invitation all of the bureau and
dppartment chiefs of the war depart
ment were in attendance at today's
session, in order to furnish such special
information as might be required by
the general officers as to details of the
plan under consideration. The confer
ence will meet again tomorrow.
President of We 11* Fargo Warns Agents
of C»mpetition
NEW YORK. Jan. 9.—The attitude of
the Wells Fargo company toward the
parcel post is indicated in a letter to
be sent shortly to each employe of the
company by President Caldwell.
The letter says in part:
The new year has brought to the
express company a competitor
worthy of its mettle—the new
eel post. It becomes a competitor
not only of the company but of
< ry man in the service, hence the
newcomer, as an important factor
in small transportation neither is
to he belittled nor overestimated,
bet calls most for renewed efforts
on the part of the Wells Fargo men
to maintain the company's stand
ard of service as the basis of pub
lic favor and patronage.
Paper Box Maker* Caught Overworking:
Women in Novel Manner
SEATTLE, Jan. 9. —In imposing a fine
today on a paper box factory for viola
tion of the state eight hour law for
women, Superior Judge Mackintosh
commented strongly on the ingenuity
of the method by which the violation
was accomplished. The girls worked
eight hours for the company. At the
end of that time the factory, under a
lease, was turned over to its foreman
and the girls worked eight hours more
for him, until late at night. The fore
man testified that he sold his product
to the company at a small profit.
Swindler Ralee* Own Check* After
Having Them Certified
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 9.—Three
Vancouver banks have been defrauded
of *4,000 by a check artist. The banks
are the Royal, Merchants* and Bank of
Toronto. Giving the name of Thomas
Spence, the mm opened an account in
each and then drew several checks for
$6, $7 and $8 and had them certified.
These he changed to $60, $70 and $80
and cashed them at stores. He is still
at large.
(.Irssou Fall" to Collect $53/>OO for
Work at First Trial
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—Attorney John
E. Gleason lost his suit today against
Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw to recover
$",:;.i>oo counsel fees for defending her
son, Harry K. Thaw, at his first trial
for murder. The federal court ordered
a decision in Mrs. Thaw's favor with ,
Steamer SinkM Finbinr Smack and
Lighter in the Mersey
LIVERPOOL* Jan. 9.—The Booth line
steamer Ambrose collided in the Mer
sey today witn a fishing smack and
lighter, sinking both of tiiem. Ten
men were drowned.
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—The '•eceivers
of the United States Motors company
were ordered by Federal Judge Hough
today to accept the bid of $7,080,000
entered yesterday by representatives
of the company's reorganization com-1
mittee at the foreclosure sale of the
$2,000,000 BILL
Illinois Congressman, Who
Championed the Fight of
New Orleans for the Fair,
Offers Measure for Fed
eral Government Exhibit
in San Francisco in 1915;
Commissioners to Settle Dis
putes Between Fair Mana
gers and Foreign Entrants j
— Louisiana Delegation, |
Forgetting Competition, j
Promises Every Support i
for Big Coast Success*
(Special Dispatch to Tb* CaH>
"WASHINGTON , , Jan. 9.—Congressman
Rodenburg of Illinois today introduced
in the house a bill appropriating
$2,000,000 for the United States gov
ernment building and exhibit at the
Panama-Pacific exposition and provid
ing for a government commission to
act as an arbitration board before the
exposition authorities and foreign ex
The bill is a duplicate of that offered
jby Senator Perkins several weeks ag,o
so far as the government exhibit Is
concerned. The new portions relating
to the government commission provide
for seven commissioners at a salary of
$7,500 and a secretary at $4,000, these
salaries, together .with all expenses to
the exhibition, to be paid by the expo
fcition company.
The bill also provides that the expo
sition company shall give bond to the
secretary of the treasury to guarantee
the payment of all awarda, premiums,
etc. A paragraph, is altM* Included 1 pro
viding for the admission free of duty of
all articles intended tor exhibit at the
"I have canvassed the eituation
among members of the house and feel
sure that there will be a disposition to
treat the Panama-Pacific exposition
liberally." said Rodenburg. "The Lou
isiana delegation has informed me
it will not only favor but will work
hard for my bill.
"They do not entertain the slight
est resentment against San Francisco
owing to the fight .between that city
and Xew Orleans oveV the exposition.
On the contrary they tell me that they
nropose to do all they can to have the
United States exhibit at San Francisco
the finest ever made at any exposition.
"I intend to get this matter before
the committee on exposition at once
In the hope of haviner a favorable re
t>ort made by next "Wednesday, when
H may be called up. If the call of com
mittees does not reach the exposition
committee it will be surely called up
on the "Wednesday following."
The California delegation expressed
«rr««at pleasure over the fact that Rod
enhurg, who led the fight for New
Orleans, has now championed the cause
of Pan Francisco. Informal canvasses
made In the house indicate that the bill
will pass at this session.
Pome members of the senate enter
tain a somewhat different view of the
government commission plan over that
embraced in the Rodenburg bill, but
it is believed these differences can be
amicably adjusted In conference.
Following is the text of the bill:
Section 4. That a committee is
hereby constituted, to consist of
seven commissioners, to be known
and designated as the Panama-Pa
cific International exposition com
mission, who shall be appointed by
the president of the United States,
and who shall be subject to re
moval by him. Vacancies in said
commission shall be filled in the
same manner as original appoint
Sec. 5. That the commission so
appointed shall be called together
by the secretary of state to meet
In the city of San Francisco by
notice to the commissioners as
soon as convenient after their ap
pointment. The commission at said
first meeting shall organize by the
election of their officers, including
the election of a secretary, who
shall be paid a salary of $4,000 per
annum, and they may then or
therefore appoint such committees
as may be deemed expedient.
In addition to the salary of the
secretary of the commission there
is hereby allowed $5,000 per an
num, or as much thereof as may
be necessary, to defray the clerical
office and other necessary expenses
of said commission. Said salary
of the secretary and allowance for
clerical, office and other expenses,
including traveling expenses of
said commissioners, to be paid by
the Panama-Pacific International
Exposition company, a California
Fer;. tj. That said, commission
shall have authority to art as a
board of arbitration to determine
any and all disputes arising- be
tween or with foreign exhibitors
Continued ou Pace 2. Column 7
Unusual Event Excites Wonderment
Scene in Scat Anselmo, Marin county (center picture). To the right of the automobile is an orange tree
laden with the golden fruit, which peeped from its covering of snow. A group of boys in the Berkeley hills
(upper picture) enjoying the unusual novelty of snowballing each other. Below is a section of the road near
Wolfs hill in Mar'm county, where the snow was of such depth that it was necessary to clear the road for auto
mobiles. The Marin county pictures were taken by C. A. McGee of the Howard Automobile company.
Bandits Lock Special Officer
and Bar Tender in Closet
and Secure $310
Three masked bandits, all heavily
armed, entered the Castle saloon and
lodging house at 343 East street, near
Pacific, shortly after 11 o'clock last
night, and after locking the bar
tender and five customers' in a closet,
broke open the safe and cash register !
and secured JT3IO.
While they were at work Special P
oliceman George entered the
place. He was seized by the bandits, j
bound and gagged and locked in the
closet with the. other prisoners after
the robbers had removed his revolver.
August Thorne, the bar tender, was
in charge of the place. The bandits
entered by two doors. Each carried
two revolvers.
"With an oath the outlaws commanded
all persons in the saloon to hold up
their hands. Two of the bandits
searched the men while the third stood
guard at the door. Their work was
rapid. Several of the victims pro
tested at being, robbed, but the bandits
struck them in the face with the butt
of their revolvers.
When all had been searched the rob
bers hustled them into a closet near
the bar and locked them in. Two ban
dits opened the large safe behind the
bar, while the third broke open the
cash register. They secured $22 from
the till, while $288 in gold was taken
from the safe.
While the robbers were opening the
safe Special Officer George Lewis
stepped in the door to inquire if all
was well. The robber acting as a
lookout took off his mask and put his
revolver in his coat pocket.
When Lewis stepped inside he was
grabbed from behind by the lookout.
The other bandits confronted him.
They took from him his weapon ana
bustled him into the closet with the
The daring of the bandits was dis
played when, after securing all the
loot obtainable, they stopped and
opened a bottle of wine.
The men locked in the closet spent
several minutes securing their free
dom. It was necessary for them to
batter down the door. The police were
Those who were robbed were August
Thome, Paul Sailer, William Benthune.
Gus Henning, Al Young and Georgre
Ley is.
"An Independent Newspaper" j
Children Born Here See Flakes for First
Time; Seniors After Many Years
San Francisco's younger generation
learned for the first time yesterday the
delights of hurling snowballs at each
other in friendly wars and many an
unwary grown up straying near Golden
Gate park was bombarded by a yell
ing horde of elfins in sweaters and
high boots, who raked the scanty sup
ply for their missiles from the grass.
Wherever the snow fell on bare ground
or pavement it melted immediately.
All of the bay counties shared in the
treat and in some" of the remote parts
of the counties the snow fell in such
quantities a.s to break limbs from trees
unusued to the burden of from four |
to five inches of white crystals. Mount
Tamalpais. presented a beautiful ap
pearance, covered, as it was with five
inches of alabaster.
From the Sierras the local weather
bureau received word that 25 inches of
'"the beautiful" conceals the summit
where is located the government sta- j
tion. Throughout the mountains the j
fall was pretty heavy. Travelers re
turning from the north on the Shasta
limited last night reported that prac
tically a!l of the country between
Seattle and San Francisco is covered
with snow.
Everywhere in the south the tale of
damaged crops til repeated by citrus
fruit growers. The snow fall, how- I
ever, is welcomed by them a.s it will j
permit the frozen trees to thaw slow- i
ly, and savo them for other years.
In San Francisco the temperature
remained pretty much the saraJe yes
terday as the day before, ranging from j
35 degrees to 40. according to the gov- |
eminent instruments on top of the }
Merchants' Kxchange building. Less !
o.Ucial thermometers on the street .'
dropped as low a-s 30 degrees. Prof, j
McAdie, the local weather prognos- j
ticator, declared last night that the !
atmosphere is always milder from the '
roof of the Merchants' Exchange build
ing than in the streets. The reason, j
he said, is because it is denser near '
the street levels.
L.ocally the precipitation was very !
light, the heaviest being at Point Con
ception. It was very light throughout
the Sacramento valley.
Th* hills back of Berkeley and the
llarin county hills were concealed be
neath a blanket of snow almost before
sunrise, and when the first rays man
aged to pierce the heavy clouds over
hanging the bay counties a rare sight
was revea'ed to the residents in the
country districts.
Residents in Edgewood avenue and
all over the Sutro forest hiH, this city, i
reported that the snow flurry lasted for !
more than an hour, but most of it dis- I
appeared or resolved itself into a dis- '
agreeable slush as soon as it touched !
I the ground.
One youngster, a recent arrival from '
the east, produced a gay colored sled. \
the memento of a colder clime, and j
proceeded to initiate, or endeavor to '
initiate, some companions into the joys
Of coasting. The last report from the
Sutro hill said the youngster was pa
j tiently waiting for a 'Teal ,, snow.
San Franciscos last snow was in
1311, but was not so great by half as
yesterday's fall.
Ferry boat commuters suffered keen
ly from the biting wind which swept
across the bay. The cold rain, with
its intervals of half hearted snow, was
blown into faces with stinging force.
Floods at Pittsburg
PITTSBURG. Jan. 9.—The nest of
t!sp river flood was reached here today
with a stage of 31.3 feet, 11 feet over j
the danger mark. The water is re- j
Continued on rase -, Column 3
Cloudy: probably rain; light ea«t wind.
CANDY and notion str»rp, $750: exfluslTP trad* , ;
no opposition; living rooms; rent $20. Only wttli
ITTAI.UMA poultry and fruit ranch: income $11
(•or day; $2,500, raeb or security; Hi aoree
For Continuation of These Advertisements
See Classified Pages.
Dividends Since 1873 Show
Distribution of 18.550 Per
Cent—ln Addition to This
Return on Original Invest
ment of Half Million Cap
ital Stock Has Been In
creased to Ten Millions—
First National of New
York Shown to Be Very
Wealthy Concern by Head
Colleague of Morgan Admits
Sale of Coal to Railroads
by Companies Owning
Both Mines and Transpor
tation Lines Is "Merely
Whipping Devil Around
the Stump ,, — Committee
Gets Hint of "Charities"
Participated In by Morgan
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.—Profits of
more than $50.000,000 have been made
by the First National bank of New
York city since itar organization with a
capital of $500,000 in 1563, according:
to the testimony today of George I".
Baker, chairman of the board of di
rectors of the bank, before the house
money trust committee.
Baker told the committee the bank
J had paid divklends of 226 per cent, or
! more tluin twice the total capitaliza
i tion which now is $10,000,000, iii the
i four years since 1908. Samuel Unter
| myer. counsel for the committee, cal
| rulated from the sums supplied by
Baker that since the latter assumed
the presidency of the institution In
J 1873 the bank has paid dividends of
15.530 per cent on its original capi
Baker flatly opposed the suggestion
jof Attorney Untermyer that nationa!
\ banks be requested to make public
j their assets, declaring that he saw po
, possible good that could come of such
• a provision.
That there is no impropriety in one
man holding directorships in one or
more potentially competing banks, rail
roads or industrial corporations, was
another stand taken by Baker. Unter
myer reviewed a list of railroads in
which Baker is a director, some of
which the lawyer said potentially were
competing lines , . Baker declared that
for these roads to have a common
director was an advantage "because
differences between the companies thus
can be readily adjusted."
Baker admitted that he and Mor
gan and Stillman consulted frequently
about large financial operations and
that he and Morgan were interested
in many vast financial enterprises. He
could not say how many.
The witness did not approve of the
"voting trust form of control of cor
porations by which stock holders turn
over their voting rights to trustees,"
but said he would not oppose It if
stock holders desired it. He eaid that
he and W. H. Porter and H. M. David
son, the voting trustees of *the Guar
anty Trust company "never had held
a meeting and that the election of
directors of the company was purely
"If a corporation is going along all
right and paying dividends, there is
no question about the re-election of
directors." he said.
"When asked if he objected to giving-
San Francisco's
Selling the Best Standard Lines of
Fine Furnishings for Men.
Star Shirts
Cravats de Luxe
Deipark Pajamas
Dent Gloves
Yeska Make Vests and Bath
Pad T. Carroll
Men's FurnlMhiuc Stor«:
RM Market St., Opp. Call Bide.
Mea'i flat Store, 708 'Market. Opp. 3d
St.; 25 Gearj St.. Xγ. Kearmy

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