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Striking Sculptural Designs to Adorn Courts
A. Stirling Calder Working
on Artistic Decorations
and Corps of Artists Are
Aiding Him to Make Per
fect Models for the Beau
tification of Fair Grounds
Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney
and Mrs. Edith Burroughs
Are Preparing Triumphal
Fountains Which Will Be
Built in Connection With
the Main Gate Scheme
Sculptural plans for the main courts
of the Panama-Pacific exposition are
being perfected in New York, where A.
Stirling Calder. acting director of
sculpture, is working on some of the
designs in his studio, while other
artists, some of them of wide reputa
tion, are devoting their efforts in co
operation with him, according to news
that has been received in San Fran
Aβ the Chicago exposition in 1893
told the man in the street who Daniel
H. Bumham -was, and opened up vistas
of new architectural possibilities, so
the plan for 1915 is to have men and
women artists in the making do the
larger part of the sculpture.
The announcement of these sculp
tural plans comes as a hint of the
vast construction work to go on during
the next two years before the opening
of the gates, and as a milestone in the
exposition's history, for two years
from yesterday the great celebration
of the completion of the Panama canal
Pointing out achievements of the
past. President C. C. Moore yesterday
issued a statement emphasizing the
prenatal anniversary of the Panama-
Paclflc exposition, and explaining and
prophesying the developments of the
next 24 months. Referring to the con
crete beginning already visible at Har
bor View, he drew a picture of courts
of honor, exhibit palaces and amuse
ment concessions to spring up rapidly
from now on.
In the court of the sun and stars
there will be a fountain by Adolph
A. "Weinman and glass will probably
be introduced to permit Illuminating:
features from within. Two large
groups, each 40 feet high by more than
BO feet wide, with surmounting: arches
160 feet high, will overlook this court
and Its colonnades. The nations of the
cast and west will be the idea of these
groups, and Leo Lentelli and F. G. R.
Roth are now working on the designs
In their New York studios.
A gigantic elephant bearing, on his
hack a howdah in which are Asiatic
travelers will be the central motive of
the eastern group, while camels, horses
and other appropriate figures will sur
round the elephant. For the western
group a prairie schooner will be the
feature, with pioneers, Indians, buf
faloes and other figures grouped about
Mrs. Harry Payne "Whitney and Mrs.
Edith Woodman Burroughs are pre
paring- triumph fountains which will
be built in connection with the scheme
of the main gate and tower. Another
group will signify the spirit of energy,
as represented by the great, task of
completing the Panama canal, and its
prdestal will probably have a great
sheet of water pouring down each side
further to feature the idea of the join
ing of the Atlantic and Pacific oqeans.
The pre-exposition and exposition
concession for a cafe and restaurant
which will be opened on the Harbor
View grounds immediately to accom
modate the workers already engaged
ther", has been granted to Lee La
danyi of 101S Washington street, Oak
land. He has been an exposition cater
er at many of the great fairs.
The Nebraska society of California
was formed yesterday at the exposition
building and the following officers were
elected: President, United States Com
misioner Frankis Krull; first vice presi
dent, Rodney S. Durkee; second vice
president, C. F. Simpson; secretary, J.
M. Shreve.
A meeting- of all former residents and
natives of Michigan will be held this
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the exposition
building for the purpose of furthering
an organization for that state and a
Bimilar New Jersey meeting has been
called for Monday at the same hour.
States Falling in Line
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SEATTLE, Feb. 20.—"Thirty-three
states have taken legislative action a/id
26 foreign countries have signified their
intention of being exhibitors at the
Panama-Pacific exposition," said Fred
J. Coster of San Francisco this morn-
Ing. Coster, with James J. Pagan,
vice president of the Crocker National
bank of San Francisco, are in Olympia
to lay before the congressional com
mittees data in connection with the bill
now pending before the legislature pro
viding for a $500,000 appropriation from
"Washington to the exposition.
Official List la Made Up by Count
Gombel Yamamoto
TOKYO. Feb. 20.—Several changes
have been made by Count Gombei
Yamamoto in his cabinet, the official
list of which is now as follows:
Premier and minister of agriculture.
Count Gombei Yamamoto.
Minister of foreign affairs, Baron
Nobuaki Makino.
Minister of the interior. Kei Hara.
Minister of justice, Masahisa Mat
Minister of finance, Baron Korokiyo
Minister of education, Gijin Okuda.
Minister of communications, Sakuno
shin Motodo.
Minister of marine, Admiral Baron
Minoru Saito.
Minister of war. Lieutenant General
Baron Yasutsuna Kikosni.
The name of Viscount Chinda, Japa
nese ambassador at Washington, has
been eliminated from the list.
Fifteen Thousand Homelees and Dam
age of $2,500,000 Done
TOKYO. Feb. 20.—More than 15,000
persons are homeless as a result of
fire which swept through the center of
the Kenda district of the city yester
day. A high wind fanned the flames
and tljey spread rapidly, destroying
3,300 buildings. The loss is estimated
at $2,500,000. The official report of the
fire states that two persons were killed
ab4 160 injured. * j
Today, two years before the formal opening of the Panama-Pacific
international exposition, the management wishes to extend to the people
of California their appreciation of the devoted and loyal support which
has been given to this great project.
A careful review of progress upon all phases of the exposition
activities enables the management to repeat and emphasize the promise
made a year ago that the exposition will open its gates two years from
today upon a completed production.
While still pressing onward, the people of California have every
position. There is absolutely no doubt that the exposition will open its
gates to the public at the date specified.
The foreign nations and the American commonwealths have pledged
a degree of participation that must bring home to San Francisco the full
ness of the honor conferred upon this city as a fitting location in which to
celebrate America's most enduring gift to civilization.
Twenty-eight of the world's nations have accepted the invitation
issued by President Taft on February 4, 1912. The participation of the
commonwealths assures undoubtedly the most representative gathering
of American people ever held upon the Pacific coast. A large number
of important conventions of the world will meet in San Francisco in
1915. The artistic and educational phases of the exposition are attract
ing universal attention.
At this time, with the opening of the exposition but two years dis
tant, it is more than incumbent upon us, the citizens of California, that we shall prepare to welcome to our
homes our guests from all lands. The people of California may begin now to prepare to entertain their vis
itors in a way that will make them feel upon their departure that they have been with friends.
There will not within the lifetime of those of the present generation be upon the Pacific coast another
event in which there will be afforded so great an opportunity to display and exercise the traditional hospitality
of early California.
From its inception the exposition has been accepted by the world as a national enterprise, a world celebra
tion at which the foreign nations will co-operate with A merica in commemorating the opening of the Panama
canal. We who are to act as hosts for the nation at this event must not forget the deep responsibility which
rests with us that America's guests may be entertained in a manner reflecting credit upon the American people.
The physical progress on the exposition is far advanced. The service building is completed; work has
begun upon machinery hall, the largest of the exposition palaces. The work of construction will proceed so
that there will be no congested periods of work, and, on the other hand, there will be no comparatively slack
The less spectacular work has been accomplished and the foundation for buildings has been well laid.
Contracts have been let for the improvement of Fulton basin, which is now more than 25 per cent com
pleted; for the, south garden sewer, which is now more than 85 per cent completed; fot the sewers for the
foreign pavilion sites, which are now more than 70 per cent completed; for the construction of the machinery
building, to cost $451,900, which is being executed this date; for the construction of the service water supply
system; for the construction of the exposition ferry slips; for the hydraulic hoist for the freight apron.
The organization of the exposition working forces has been thoroughly perfected. The departments have
been organized so as to include almost every line of human endeavor. With these departments are co-operat
ing societies, commercial organizations and governments of many nations.
The departments of fine arts, education, social economy, liberal arts, manufactures and varied industries,
machinery, transportation, agriculture, livestock, horticulture and mines and metallurgy are enjoying the co
operation and assistance of the leading men of the United States and of America's sister nations in their
respective activities.
The co-operation of the press and of the people, of the statesmen and executives of the United States and
of the world is evidenced by their loyal support and assistance. The effective services of many of the world's
noted artists, sculptors, architects and painters and the assistance of the most capable and experienced expo
sition executives is contributing to the success of the supreme world celebration.
Here by the Golden Gate displays typifying the achievements of the world in the arts, the industries and
the sciences will be assembled. The world's developments in sociology, city planning, civics and all that
makes for the betterment of mankind will be displayed.
It is hoped that those who have not yet inspected the exposition grounds will do so. We believe that such
a visit will prove a revelation to visitors and will bring home with deepened intensity the progress already
attained, the surpassing situation that has been selected.
Within less than 18 months the nations of the world will unload their cargoes of exhibits directly at
the exposition ferry. Thence the exhibits will be conveyed into the vast exhibit halls, for this will be the
first American exposition held at a seaport.
Special tribute should be given to all our people who are unselfishly dedicating their time to this
great cause.
The prediction that the exposition will be completed long in advance of its opening day is meeting with
realization, and there is no obstacle in the way of the rapid completion of the structures. With the difficult
portion of the work completed, with the plans laid, and with the co-operation and energetic support of the
whole world, California may rest serene in conriden cc that the brightest hopes she cherished will be more
than fulfilled and that all her people will do their utmost to welcome the world at the nation's celebration
in 1915.
The honor conferred by congress was bestowed upon every citizen of California. All may join in pre
paring to welcome the nation's guests in 1915.
Mice Did It—Small Boys
Perpetrate Plots—"Dyna
mite ,, Gives Scare
Continued From Page 1
suffragists will cavort down Pennsyl
vania avenue in gala attire, the minia
ture warfare will be on the program
of Washington.
Residents here have become en
thused with the idea and no one is
moving from the danger zone.
Fearing that the suffragists might
resort to violence, the antis decided to
day to engage the services of the
biggest watchmen they could find. Not
to be outdone, the suffragists enlisted
the services of another physical giant,
and these men are parading up and
down in front of the headquarters of
the opposing forces.
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
NEWARK, DeL, Feb. 20.—The suf
fragette army halted, shrieked, gath
ered up Its skirts and fled ignomini
ously today when three small boys
dropped mice in the ranks at Newport,
near here.
Two women fainted and others be
came hysterical. General Rosalie Gar
dener Jones, the coolest of the hikers,
mounted a fencepost and shouted a
command to halt.
Her orders fell on deaf ears for
most of the army was moving so' fast
her voice could not catch up with
It was some time before General
Jones could get her scattered army to
The boys who played the triok en
joyed the rout of the suffragettes
hugely from a safe distance.
"I'd like to be the mother of those
imps for just one day," sighed General
Altogether it was a trying day for
the suffragettes.
Just before leaving Wilmington two
youths distributed to the pilgrims sev
eral suspicious looking packages
labeled "handle with care." Opening
them carefully, the suffragettes found
they contained black sticks marked
"dynamite." A little tag attached to
each stick bore the words "use judi
Upon examination tb* "dynamite"
Also No Bull Moose Horns —
Inaugural Parade to be Digni
fied in All Its Components
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.—There are
to be no democratic donkeys in the
Inaugural parade March 4-
This was decided today at a meet
ing of the inaugural committee when
it was asked to pass upon the request
of a Washington man who desired to
lead a donkey garnished with the
horns of a bull moose and the tusks
of an elephant.
Further the committee decided there
should be no other animals In the pa
rade aside from horses. This order
was occasioned by the request of an
organization that proposed te bring a
one eyed elephant dressed In ridicu
lous fashion. The committee felt It
wtould be beneath the dignity of the
occasion to permit burlesques of this
Rev. Thomas PhllUps Left His Estate
to Archbishop Rlordan
(Special Dispatch to the Call)
SAN RAFAEU Feb. 20.—The will
of the late Rev. Thomas Phillips,, for
mer pastor of St. Raphael's church, was
filed today for probate. The document
contains 36 words and names Arch
bishop Patrick Rlordan as sole lega
tee. The estate consists of personal
effects and life insurance valued at
$4,000. Rev. D. O. Crowley was ap
pointed executor witoout bonds, and
the witnesses were Rev. John J. Cant
well and Dr. Rafael G. Dufflcy.
proved to be sticks of carbon. It took
a long time for the hikers to get back
their nerve, however.
Bless Maryland Soil
EL.KTON, Md.. Feb. 20.—"General"
Rosalie Jones and her band of suffra
gists arrived here at 7 o'clock tonight
after an 18 mile walk from Wilming
ton, Del.
When the marchers reached the
Maryland-Delaware line, three miles
from here, they knelt on the line and
"General Jones grasped a handful of
Maryland earth and said:
"Maryland soil, we bless thee in the
name of equal suffrage. May our jour
ney be pleasant, and our cause prosper
within your borders."
"General" Jones and other "officers"
of the "army" attended a banquet to
night at which they, made addresses In
behalf of women suffrage.
The "army" will leave here tomorrow
morning and expects to camp at Havre
de Grace tomorrow abcht. \
Wall Street Hears Rumor
That Financier Is More
111 Than Reported
Continued From Pasre 1
death of its long time master, It does
not fear a result of a panic.
A dispatch from Rome says that Mr.
Morgan telegraphed stating that his
condition has greatly improved, but
that he -was sending for Professor Bar
tianelli as a matter of precaution.
There was shipped from Highland
Falls today by express to Cairo, Egypt,
a case of fresh laid eggs and a quan
tity of butter for J. P. Morgan, who has
been ill there. The eggs and butter are
from Mr. Morgan's farm here.
Slight Stroke of Apoplexy
(Special Dispatch to the Call)
ROME, Feb. 20.—A relative of J.
Pierpont Morgan in Rome has received
from another relative a telegram stat
ing that Mr. Morgan is better and that
■what was reported to be an attack of
Indigestion really was a slight stroke
of apoplexy. The fear ia that he may
have another.
, For the purpose of enlarging the
scope of the deaconess , training school
maintained by the Episcopal diocese
of California, a meeting was held yes
terday at the Fairmont hotel. Mrs.
Francis Carolan, the active aid of
Bishop William Ford Nichols: the Rev.
Mr. Parsons of Berkeley and Deaconess
Hodgin made addresses on the proposed
steps to be taken.
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
The Northwestern Pacific will sell
round trip tickets, San Francisco to
Cloverdale. as follows: February 19th
to 23d, inclusive, with return limit
February 24th. at $3.00; and on Febru
ary 22d at $2.25, good going and re
turning: same day. Immense Citrus
Exhibits and numerous other attrac
tions; also an opportunity to visit the
residential town of Cloverdale.—Advt.
For Infenti and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bien*tur.of C&&#M£2*U
Burton's Substitute for Wil
son Measure Arouses Op
position of Furuseth
and La Follette
Provisions Regulating Man
ning of Lifeboats Con
demned by Smith
(Spwiel Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.— Senator
Burton's substitute for the Wilson
seamanship bill has aroused bitter op
The senator brought the bill today to
the full committee on commerce of the
senate after several weeks of pains
taking effort to perfect it. While
only a small part of it was gone over j
by the committee, several amendments
were made. Even If the bill is re- j
ported to the senate there will be i
strong opposition offered to it from the ;
floor by Senator La Follette,-who has
espoused the cause of the Seamen's I
Andrew Furuseth, lobbyist for the
International Seamen's union, said to
day that the bill prepared by Senator
Burton was so bad that the unions
would have to oppose it, preferring
the present law.
Furuseth had a grievance against
Senator Burton because the senator
excluded from the conference on the
bill Victor Olander, representing the
lake seamen's unions and the repre
sentatives of the lake firemen's union,
and admitted several representatives
of the vessel owning interests.
Furuseth said today that at the con
ference last night, which lasted until
after midnight, three representatives
of the vessel owners were present.
The one feature of the reconstructed
bill that has angered the representa
tives of the seamen's unions more than
any other is an amendment which they
declare was proposed by E. H. Duff,
Washington representative of the
marine interests, which makes it a
misdemeanor, punishable by fine or Im
prisonment, for any man to try to in
fluence a seaman to quit the employ
ment of a vessel while she Is In port or
under voyage. This is called the anti
strike amendment and is particularly
obnoxious to the unions.
The bill has been revised to elim
inate practically the language test,
while the "able seaman test" has been
modified by the addition of the Eng
lish standard, which makes the age
limit 18 years instead of 19 years, and
makes the certificate of master of a
vessel the test for a record of official
service instead of three years' service
Your Protection
HPHE protective value of the telephone is demonstrated
•*■ many times each day.
In one case an appeal over the telephone has brought a quick
response from police headquarters; in another it has called
the fire department in the nick of time or summoned medi
cal aid, when delay might have meant possible loss of life.
The telephones servant so faithful, should be in every home.
For rates and particulars
Call, write or telephone
The Bell Business Office,
333 Grant Avenue.
Telephone Kearny 4100.
Tipping Custom Offends
Pennsylvanians Rebel
p »
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20.—A
bill making It a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of from 910
to $25 for any person to give, no
licit or receive directly or In
directly a tip. was introduced in
the Pennsylvania legislature to
day. The preamble recites that
•••lie Iniquitous custom of tipping
has grown to enormous propor
tion* in thin country and has
long since become an intolerable
burden to those who travel."
required by the Wilson bill as it passed
the house.
Under the revised bill turned out by
Senator Burton's committee, only one
man trained to the service is required
for each lifeboat.
The bill is likely to be reconstructed
by the senate committee and it may
never be reported.
Senator Smith of Michigan, who con
ducted the investigation into the
causes of the Titanic disaster, is par
ticularly opposed to the provisions of
Senator Burton's bill regulating the
It is generally conceded that the
seamen's bill is dead for the present
congress. The senate committee will
continue its consideration of it tomor
M. Hlrsehbaiim Held —Meyer Hirsch
baum, owner of a candy store, was held
to answer to the superior court yester
day in bonds of $15,000 for an attack
on Rose Zier. a 15 year old girl living
at 2506 McAllister street.
To make this a real "Clearance" Sale, we here made
prices so low that ) they cannot ; help but appeal to you. Bar
gains present themselves in all departments; they are really
worth calling to see. , V
The suggestions that follow are only * few of tb» hun
dreds we have to offer: 'i
Frederickson Fireless Coole- Plates, various styles, flies
ers, 1 compartment, former- and makes, 10% to 60% off.
ly $7.50, now $5.00 each; Vienna Painted : China,
3 compartments, formerly 33#% off. (
$17.50, now $14.00 each. Gas Lamps, 30% off.
"Vac Jac" Fireless Cooker Small Electric Broom*
(vacuum principle), j former- 10% off. ? y ?
Similar reductions in odd ; **
Chafing Dishes, Electric | White Chin* ,
Toasters, Lacquered Trays, Will Interest D^ooretort
v ; Salt , and Flour Boxes, etc. \-'_.'.!. , . * . . —j. .
Plan to Put 6,000 Former
Officers on Half Pay
Meets Protest
fSp*-ial Dispatch to the Call)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.—The secre
tary of the navy has entered objection
to pending legislation which would op
erate to increase the retired list of the
navy by 6,000 former officers of thu
navy and 26 former officers of the ma
rine corps. The bill gives every former
officer of the marine corps and navy
who has a pensionable statue the priv
ilege of accepting a home in the naval
asylum in Philadelphia or of going on
the retired list of the navy at pay equal
to a half of the sum received at the
time he resigned or was discharged.
The navy department claims that the
present pensions of from $13 to $30 per
month, according to the length of serv
ice and present age, meets the situation
with justice to the people most directly
concerned. The creation of a special
retired list for such former officers giv
ing them half of the pay of the rank
formerly held by them is regarded as
an extravagance which is not Justified.
Suicide n Adier—The young man
who committee suicide at Bush and
Sansome streets Wednesday was iden
tified yesterday as Charles R. Bates, a

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