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Change in Organization of
Army Makes This Action
Necessary One
Squadron of First Cavalry
Starts for Monterey —
Other Military News
All courts martial will be dissolved,
according to orders received yesterday
from the war department, and new
ones appointed. This is made neces
sary by the change which Iβ to take
place in the organikation of the army
and the conversion of divisions to de
partments, which occurs Saturday. It
Iβ probable the same officers will be
detailed again.
One squadron of the First cavalry,
ordered to the Presidio of Monterey,
will leave Boise barracks. Idaho. Fri
day for the new station, Major James
B. Hughes commanding.
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Colonel Frederick Marsh, coast de
fense officer of the western division.
V.as received orders to proceed to Fort
Banks. Massachusetts, to command that
post and the artillery subdistrict of
Boston. Colonel Adam Slaker, coast
arillery crops, who has been ordered to
this toast to command Fort Winfteld
Fcott and the suhdlstriet of San Fran
dsifi. has been relieved from the du
ties -which Colonel Marsh will assume.
Colonel B B. Allen, coast artillery
corps, has been ordered to Fort Ham
ilton. New York, to assume command
of that post and the artillery subdis
tri't of southern New York.
Colonel W. C. Rafferty. coast artil
lery corps, -who is now coast defense
officer of the eastern division, with
station at Governors island, has been
ordered to Fort AVashington. Mary
land, to command that post and the ar
tillery subdistriet of the Potomac.
* ♦ *
de Witt T. Grubbs. Sixth
infantry, has returned from Fort Leav
enworth. Kansas, where he went re
cently In charge of a detachment of
Army Orders
WASHINGTON, Fen. 12.— Army orders—Briga
dier i;enernl K«lph W. Hnyt. assigned to com
mand Seventh brigade , . February 15, to Vancou
ver 'barrack".
Captain Robert C. Lmrinc medical corps, from
army Transport nrrri.'p Oβ arrival of transport
Thomas at Sau Francisco to Lettermaß general i
Char!** J. rieM, third field artillery, from
Fort Myrr to Pert Sara Houston.
First" f.ipiitpnsu* J >!m S. Coulter, medical
rorp*. mi srriTs! lit Sun Francisco f° r duty as
mujwn of the transport Thomas for the veyage
from Shd Franoleon to Manila.
I.pare of absence—Captain Stephen H. Mould.
<jnarrrrin.-.«ter cirpo. from date of relief from
Fort Adams unril sailing of March transport.
Brigadier General James Allen, chief signal
nfflrrr of the array, will retire from active eerv
-5-» tomorrow, having attained his Kixty-fourth
rear and completed 41 years of military duty.
An ektef Mcnal officer In the last five years b.e
induced <-nngress to make its first appropriation
for an army aviation school and prepared the
(tjvriflrations for the first army aeroplane ever
Soon after hi* graduation from West Point
he fair Indian service in the middle west and
during the Spanish war he was ordered to destroy
the Cuban cables. This ho accomplished, although
the foreign iTfw os his ship. Arias, revolted
and performed their work at the point of a
pistol. For discovering the position of Cfrvera'e
fleet in Santiago harbor and reporting Us de
strwtfon to Washington 14 hours in advance of
offlVißi information he received a letter of com
mendation from President McKlnley. General
Allen will return to his boyhood boise, I.a Porte,
Orders of February 6. assigning Brigadier Gen
eral Hoyt to Sixth brigade, are revoked.
Captain Edward T. Winston, retired. Iβ de
tailed a* professor of military science and tac
tics at Marist college. Atlanta. Ga.
Captain H. IfeL. Powell, retired, la relieved
from detail at the Tnlverelty of Arizona. Tucson,
Ariz., and Is detailed as professor of military
science end tactics at that unlveriity.
Captain Cbarlee J. Ferris. Third field
«rf!l!ery. is relieved from further duty at Fort
Merer. Virginia, and will proceed to Fort Bam
Houston and report in person to the commanding
officer. Third field artillery, for duty.
Tup following transfers are ordered: Captain
Thomas l>. Smith, from the Seventeenth Infantry
to the Fourteenth lnfaatry; Captain Percy M.
f'ochran. from the Fonrteenth Infantry to the
Seventeenth Infantry; CaptalD James V. Heldt.
First infantry, is attached to the Ninth infantry;
First Lieutenant John F. Claphatn. Twenty
eeventh Infantry, is transferred to the Nineteenth
A board of officers is appointed to meet at
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. February 18,
1913, for the purpose of conduotlnjj the examina
tion of applicants for commissions in volunteer
forces to determine their qualifications for the
command of troops in mieb volunteer forces.
lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Wheeler and
George E. Montgomery, ordnance department,
will repair to this city for consultation with the
chief of ordnance on official business pertaining
to the operations of the ordnance department.
The following changes of station of pay clerks.
Quarterniaeter corps, are ordered:
Lieutenant E. Collier, from San Antonio to
Washington: Edwin F. Ely. from Washington to
I Snapshots of Some Exclusive Features
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William Singer Jr.
Southern Pacific Official Dies at
Hospital Following Heart
William Singer Jr., general land at
torney for the Southern Pacific Railroad
company, the Central Pacific Railroad
company and the Oregon and California
Railroad company, died at the general
hospital of the Southern Pacific yes
terday, the immediate cause of hie
death being an attack of heart trouble.
He was held in the highest esteem by
those with whom he came in contact
and was rated as having a wonderfully
analytical mind, especially trained in
mining and land matters.
Mr. Singer was born in St. Louis,
Mo.. Octdber 5, ISSO, and was brought
by his parents to Marysville, CaX, two
years later. Early in life he acquired
extraordinary familiarity with land of
fice proceedings in the United States
land office in Marysville. He gained
additional experience as deputy county
At the age of IT years Mr. Singer be
came record searcher for the Central
Pacific and served in that capacity un
til 18TS. Meanwhile, having studied
law and prepared himself for practice,
he was appointed land attorney for the
Central Pacific. In 1894 he was ap
pointed general land attorney for the
Southern Pacific Railroad company, the
Central Pacific and the Oregon and
California, which position he filled up
to the time of his death.
Mr. Singer took an active part in all
the big land litigation affecting the
corporations represented by him. At
the time of his death he was working
on the Oregon land grant case and men
tioned it frequently in his delirium
shortly before his death.
He married Miss Clara A. Churchill
in Marysville, October 9, 1873. The
survivors of his immediate family are
his widow, a son, William Menzies Sin
ger, an attorney in the law department
of the Southern Pacific company, and a
Bister, Bell Singer, a resident of Sacra
mento. The funeral services will be
held from the undertaking parlors of
N. Gray & Co., San Francisco, tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will
be at Mount Oltvet cemetery.
Honolnhi: Frank 11. Ricbey, from Washington to
Fort Kberidaa, 111.
Captain Edward T. Winston, tX. B. A-, retired.
Is detailed as professor of military science aad
tactics at Maristo college, Atlanta, Ga.
Navy Orders
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.—Naval orders—Lieu
tenant John W. LewU, Unioa Iroa •works, Ban
Ensign P. H. Wearer is detached from the
Clereland to the Iris.
Ciril Engineer Fred Thompson, detached rural
station, Guam, to oaral hospital. Mare island.
Gunner Erich Richter, detached receding ehlp
at Puget Round to New Orleans.
Machinist A. A. Hooper, detached from the
Vermont to the San Francisco.
Paymaster's Clerk H. C. I>ae«ltter, appointed
to naral station. Olongapo.
Movements—Arrired February 10. Pataxent at
Guantanamo. Sailed February 11, Neptttne, from
Norfolk for Guantanamo; Colorado, from San
Diego for Mazatlan; South Dakota, from San
Diego for Acapuleo; Villalobos, from Shanghai
for cruiee up the Yaogtse; Eagle, from Port Aα
Prince for Santiago.
Destinations of the Virginia and Georgia,
which left Gaantanamo on the 11th for vera
Cruz and Tampico, respectively, hare been
changed and the Virginia goes to Tampico and
the Georgia to Vera Cruz.
The Monterey and Monadnock are placed in
■flret reserve naval station, Olongapo.
Discouraged Moslems Ask
Great Britain to Invite
Other Countries to
Stop Slaughter
lAWnOir, Feb. IS. — A Belgrade dis
patch to the Dally Mall says that Bul
trarfa has netted for two divisions of
Servian troops lor service at Adrl
anople. Servla has arreed to send
LONDON, Feb. 12.—The Turkish eov- J
ernment today formally requested Sir
Edward Grey to Invite the European
powers to intervene to stop the Balkan
war. The request was communicated
to the ambassadors here, who trans
mitted It to their respective govern
The ambassadors will meet Friday to
report the result.
Porte Works for Peace
grand vizier, Mahmoud Schefket Pasha,
in an interview today admitted that,
while continuing the war, the porte
would strive to conclude peace on the
basis of the recent note to the powers.
Heavy fighting occurred in the Gal
lipoli peninsula today.
Turks Kill Christians
SOFIA, Feb. 12. —According to dis
patches given out here today the
Turkish troops yesterday assembled
the whole male Christian population of
the seaport of Buyuk Chekmedje in the
village schoolhouse and massacred
them. Subsequently they killed all the
Christian women and children except
the young girls, whom they carried off
on/ board ship.
There was no fighting yesterday
either in the OalHpoli peninsula or at
the Tchatalja lines. The bombardment
of Adrianople. however, continues.
State Hortieulturts* Smye Thmt All Re
ports to the Contrary Are
SACRAMENTO, Feb 12. —State Horti
culturist Cook now declares that under
no circumstances will quarantine
prohibiting the importation of alfalfa,
bees or honey from Idaho into Cali
fornia be modified.
"All reports to the contrary are er
roneous," said Doctor Cook. "Califor
nia alfalfa growers would never stand
for a lifting oT the quarantine, which
would jeopardize the $60,000,000 alfalfa
crop of this state and might result in
the alfalfa weevil becoming a perma
nent pest."
Doctor Cook said he expected H. "W.
Smith, superintendent of the state in
sectary, back from Idaho tomorrow.
Smith went north to investigate the
alfalfa weevil. Commercial bodies in
Idaho are endeavoring to prevent the
passage of a $150,000 appropriation bill
for Idaho's exhibit at the 1915 exposi
tion unless the embargo Is raised.
Contractor** Complaints Hot Warranted
by Facts—Work Performed la
Htsrli Claaa In Character
(Special Dlepatcb to The Cell)
SACRAMENTO. Feb. 12.—The thin
surfacing on the st&te roads under con
struction by the state commission,
about which contractors are complain
ing, represents but 7 per cent of the
highway, and the balance, or 93 per
cent, is good, substantial material, de
clared Austin B. Fletcher, state high
way engineer today.
Fletcher says he expects the surface
to last from one to three years and
then it will have to be renewed, but
the cost will not be more than the
average cost of maintenance of Im
proved rural highways in the United
States, which is about $300 per mile
per annum.
The main body, all that portion ex
cepting the surface, is of concrete.
Report for Three Years
Shows $2,971,996 Receipts
and Expenditures of
The financial mechanism of the Pan
ama-Pacific Exposition company during
the last three years ending December
31 is revealed In an extensive tabu
lated report of receipts and expendi
tures of the corporation, made by
Comptroller R. S. Durkee of the expo
sition company. During the period*
from the commencement of operations
In December, 1909, to December 31,
1912, the receipts of the exposition
company were $2,971,996.68 and the ex
penditures $2,231,651.64.
The operations of the buildings and
grounds department have been most
extensive, according to Durkee's show-
Ing, the division having paid out $597,
--290.68. The subscription account shows
14,353 subscribers, who are pledged to
pay $6,106,550, and that the total
pledged, but unsigned, subscriptions
amounts to $1,453,350.
Comptroller Durkee in his letter to
the exposition's president says:
"Attached Is the financial report cov
ering the business of this company for
the entire period from the commence
ment of operations in December, 1909,
to the close of business, December 31,
1912. This report is in the same form
as heretofore; and a detailed explana
tion of the various items is hardly
"Particular attention is called to the
fact that subscription payments are
still satisfactory, and I believe we need
experience no fear regarding the ulti
mate result of our collection campaign.
At the same time the rapid approach
of the period of extensive building ac
tivities necessitates close attention to
the need for providing available funds
with which to meet our contract pay
; ments.
"It is evident that we must impress
delinquent subscribers with the neces
sity for bringing their payments up to
date without further delay.
"Your attention is also called to the
fact that the state of California has
made'payments during the last quarter
on account of the state's $5,000,000 con
tribution aggregating $288,674.75.
"The expenditure of $597,290.88 by
the buildings and grounds department
is an accurate measure of the activity
of that department, which has not been
apparent to the public. Our architects
and engineers have been working at
high pressure and have put In many
hours of overtime, but the work has
been prosecuted vigorously and eco
"The subscription account shows to
tal signed subscriptions of $6,106,550,
and the payments on account of sub
scriptions up to date have been $2,611,
"Your attention Is again called to
the fact that the Knights of the Royal
Arch and the Hotel Men's association
hay© done nothing further toward ob
taining signatures for the amounts
which they have pledged.
"The accounts for the entire period
up to December 31 have been audited
by the seven firms of certified public
accountants which have been auditing
the books in rotation."
Following Is a tabulated statement:
Paymer.ts on subscriptions $2,911,290.28
State of California 288,674.75
Other sources 72,061.70
Total receipts to date... $2,971,996.68
Preliminary peri od,
ending Sept. 30,
1911 $377,515.01
Real estate pur
chased 504.974.62
Leases and site rent
als, buildings pur
chased for destruc
tion or removal... 618,868.48
Building* and grounds 697,290.68
Administration 85,909.55
Exploitation 152.718.1S
Exhibits 46,731.35
Concessions and ad
missions.. 7,816.14
Reception 12,731.02
Protection 442.00 (
Furniture and equip
ment 22,988.06
Unclassified and nnaa
signed 4,171.60
Total expenditures to
date $2,231,651.64 2 ?3!,641.64
Unexpended balance. $740,345.04 I
Unexpended bala nee
ance represented by:
Cash $629,452.28
Deposit as security on
leases 133,000.00
Accrued Interest on
security deposit 3.601.30
Accountable advances. 9,659.49
Items In suspense 315.00
Store supplies and
postage 1,930.38
Accounts receirable... 15,997.82
Total $793,856.34
Less accounts payable. 53.511.30— $740,345.04
Total signed subscriptions to date
(14.353). $e,10e,550
Total pledged, but unsigned (see detail
below) 1,453,850
Total subecrlptloos, signed and un
signed $7,559,900
Name — Pledged. Signed. Unsigned.
Knights of the Royal
Arch 1250,000 $25,760 1224,240
Hotel Men's asso
ciation MO.OOO 112,800 19T.700
Chinese merchant*
of San Francisco. 80,000 60,000
Japanese merchants
of San Francisco. 60,000 46,010 3,990
Retail cigar dealers
of San Francisco. 28,000 7.160 17,840 ]
Miscellaneous 54,680 35.000 19,580
City of Oakland 1,000,000 1,000,000
Totals $1,679,580 $226,280 $1,453,350
The amount of $1 4f>3.550 is not included In the
Item of $6,106,550, signed subscriptions, shown
a bore.
Approred: R. S. DURKKE, Comptroller.
Auditing Committee.
The following , Rids -were taken at a
meeting of the buildings and grounds
committee for sewers in the main road
way of the concessions district: S. A.
Cawthorne, $4,700; Philip Schuyler.
$4,870; Hllmer & O'Connell. $4,975;
Prinerle-Dunn company, $6,830: West
dahl & Hennessy, $5,300; Carl Ehrhart.
$5,500; James H. O'Brien, $5,980;
Michael Murphy, $7,000; Contra Costa
Construction company, $7,525. The
contract was awarded to Schuyler.
The National Society of Americans
of Royal Descent will hold a great re
union in San Francisco in 1915. The
meeting will be held about the date to
be selected for the International Con-
gress of Genealogy.
Among the members of the society of
California are Mrs. Walter Damon
Mansfield, Mrs. Bel den Stuart Wright,
Mrs. Lydia I* Gilloghy, Mrs. Arthur
Dudley Cross, Miss Lottie Gertrude
Woods and Miss Elizabeth H. Jones.
Louis Levy, chief of local publicity
of the exposition, will lecture before
the Jordan Park Improvement club In
the Masonic temple. First avenue and
Clement street, tomorrow evening.
Moving pictures and colored slides of
the Panama canal and the exposition
will be shown.
"Open Poolrooms and Recent
Order by Commission
Factors in Shakeup
Seven policemen of the harbor sta
tion were given a shaking up "yesterday
afternoon in an order issued by Chief
White. Charles R. Kelly, son of Cap
tain Kelly of the harbor district, and
Patrick Campion, who have been doing
special duty, were among those shifted
to other stations.
It is believed the changes are the
result of an Investigation which Chief
White recently made following the dis
covery that poolrooms were running
wide open on both sides of East street.
The recent ruling of the police com
mission, holding policemen respon
sible for gambling on their beats, also
had something to do with the order.
The following men of the harbor sta
tion were sent to other districts: P. J.
Campion, Charles R. Kelly, C. E. Munn,
A. E. aiunn, William Doran, George
Ottson and Edward J. Thompson.
Officers who will take their places
are Frank Lycett of the Mission, E. G.
McDonnell of the Potrero, Thomas S.
Flood of Ingleside, William F. Buckley
of Richmond, H. C. Fries of Bush, Mig
nola of Mission and A. D. Schmidt of
the Potrero.
Chief White refused to discuss the
changes. Gambling was found in sev
eral places In the harbor district six
weeks ago and 202 men caught in the
to The Call)
WOODLAND, Feb. 12. —George Lee,
who says he lives in Oakland, was re
leased today from the county jail be
cause of lack of evidence to connect
him with the holdup and robbery of
F. J. Stephens in Davis recently.
Stephens was robbed of $400.
H. Keyeier Injured—H. Keyser. an
employe of the gas company, received
concussion of the brain and a possible
fracture of the skull, besides other in
ternal injuries, yesterday afternoon,
when his motorcycle collided with a
Richmond and Cortland avenue car at
Sixth avenue and Balboa street.
E. P. Brinegar Heads Com
pany That Will Handle
General Motors Wagon
San Franciscans Organize •
$500,000 Corporation-
Notes for Auto Row
San Francisco is to be the home
of one of the largest motor truck dis
tributing concerns in the United States.
Realizing the opportunities that the
coast presents in the commercial ve
hicle field and the importance of San
Francisco as the central distributing
point, the Pioneer Motor Truck cor
poration of San Francisco has been
formed by a number of well known
local business men, headed by E. P.
Brinegar, president of the Pioneer Au
tomobile company of this city. The
company is- capitalized for $500,000 and
Mr. Brinegar will act as president. Ivan
de Jongh, well known in local motor
car circles, has been selected as gen
eral manager and he will be assiste<l
by P. D. Tabler of this city as sales
News of the new concern came out ■
a result of a contract closed with
General Motors Truck company of De
troit. The local corporation under th«
terms of the contract becomes the
distributer of the entire line of General
Motors trucks , in the six Pacific coast
states, the Hawaiian islands and Brit
ish Columbia for the next five years.
The San Francisco people guarantee
to purchase a minimum of $7,500,000
worth of trucks during the period.
The General Motors truck line con
sists of 42 models ranging in capacity
from 1,000 to 12,000 pounds in both
gasoline and electric vehicles.
The fecal was closed by Ivan <Je
Jongh of San Francisco, who has been
for the last six months in the east.
visiting the various truck shows and
factories in all the large cities, in
vestigating the eastern trucking In
dustry. Dβ Jongh will leave very
shortly for San Francisco to assume
his duties as general manager of the
company. Tabler, who is to assist him.
Is well known to the truck industry
on the coast, having been in thie line
of business for the last two years.
# * #
IMurtolT Back Front Overfeed Fac
tory—A. D. Plugoff, chief assistant to
President J. W. I>avitt of the J. W.
Leavitt company, coast distributer of
the Overland line, returned yester
day from a visit to the Toledo
factory, where he spent a couple
of weeks seeing that no shipments
rightfully belonging to the coast were
diverted to other sections. The popu
larity of the Overland this year is as
marked in other districts of the coun
try as it is on the coast, end dealers
are fighting to secure cars. Mr. Plugoff
says the factory officials are most
pleased with the record established by
the Overlands in California in taking
second place in the list of registrations
for two months by a good margin, only
being passed by the Ford. On the
way home Mr. Plugoff visited the Chi
cago show and is warm in his praise of
the exhibit and the interest shown. Hβ
will remain here until the end of
the week and then visit the northwest
territory on his regular Inspection tour.
# * ♦
Harrison Return* From F.nntorn
Trip—H. O. Harrison, head of the H. O.
Harrison company, distributer of th*»
Peerless pleasure cars and trucks, th*>
Autocar trucks, the R. C. H. line of
pleasure cars and the Waverly elec
tric, returned late yesterday afternoon
after a month's trip throughout the east,
during which time he visited the shows
and the factories of the different lines
he represents, and he is most pleased
with the outlook for the automobile in
dustry in general. Harrison has much
faith in the new R. C. H. line, for
which he was just named the California
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
MERCED, Feb. 12.—The wets won
by 20 votes in the local option elec
tion held in district n"ve, afaripoaa
county, which Includes Yosemite pre
cinct and EI Portal, the terminus of
the Tosemite Valley railroad and the
entrance to Yosemite valley, accord
ing to the semi-official count of the
vote today. The vote was light.
Falle Fifty Feet —Falling 50 feet
from the top of a house under con
struction at Thirty-seventh avenue and
Lincoln way, A. B. Noah, a carpenter,
yesterday received only a sprained
back. Noah returned to his home at
2517 California street after the acci

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