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VOLUME 114.—N0. 42.
TRAINMEN ON
ELECTRIC LINES
SORELY PUZZLED
Question of Status Agitating
Conductors on Suburban
Roads of the South
ern Pacific ;.£j
ASSURANCE GIVEN : :v
BY E. E. CALVIN
Employes Think They Have j
Scored Victory, but Are
r"; Not Quite Sure j
Is a conductor in the electric subur
ban service of a steam railroad com
pany a streetcar man or c raQroad
man?
This question'is agitating the con
ductors on the electric lines of the
Southern Pacific company operating in
Oakland, Berkeley and . Alameda.
Brought up in the railroad business,
many of them chose the suburban lfcnes
to be near their homes before the
electrification of those lines.
The change In motive power gave no
suspicion of a change in status until
the introduction of Paul Shoup.
Mr. Shoup is the streetcar manager i
from Los Angeles, who has been
placed in charge of the transbay
nubarban lines of the , Southern Pacific.
With his coming the disquieting slogan,
'On a streetcar basis," began to be
heard. V , -'. v
"Are we working for a streetcar boss I
or for a railroad company?'" asked the !
men. Out of courtesy, they were
called "electric trainmen." but that
rather complicated matters. To deter
mine their status and to offset any
possible plan of following a "streetcar
boss with a streetcar salary." the
Order of Railroad Conductors have held
conferences with Southern Pacific of
ficials.
Yesterday another delegation of
"electric trainmen" waited upon E. E.
Calvin to learn whether they were
"railroad men" or "streetcar men."
They demanded that their status as
railroad men be recognized and main
tained. «
Mr. Calvin used the word seniority in
preference to status, he caused
this statement to be given out:
"There appears to be little question
that the Southern Pacific will rule that
the request of '-the men Is reasonable
and that by going into the electric
service they have not lost their rights
to be considered as being in the steam
service in matters of seniority.". \
The men think they have scored a
victory, but they are not quite sure.
Mr. Calvin's phraseology puzzles
them.
POLICE ARREST YOUTH
v FOR ROBBING FRIEND
Steamer Acquaintance Bring* Trouble
When I.ail Taken Hott'a Cloth
ing find l'ntiai Them ,
Harold Carr, a youth 19 years of age,
was arrested by the police last night
and will be taken to Oakland today,
where, it is expected, a charge of bur
glary will be placed against him.
Carr came in from Portland on the
steamer Bear last Thursday. According
to the story gathered by the police, he
made the acquaintance on the steamer
of a man named McXally Ray, who in
vited Carr to visit him at his home,
1788 Eighth street, Oakland.
Carr took advantage of the invita
tion and spent . Thursday night with
his new friend. But before Ray awoke
(he next morning, he alleges, Carr got
up and packed into a bundle clothes
valued at $90' and pawned them.
i'arr was arrested just as he was on
the point of boarding the steamer , Yale
for Los Angeles.
«—; . •-
i LOCAL BREVITIES |
••- ; •—— ': . •»
■ I'U'kpocketa Mole a wntch and chain
from .. T. Christian. 616 Anderson street.
Charles Montgomery, president of, th«
California prison commission, will talk
tomorrow night at Golden Rule hall.
110 Silver street, in answer to Pastor
Russell's recent discussion here.
A permnnent organization to handle
the campaign of David F. Supple for
tax collector was . effected Thursday.
R. D. Johnson was elected chairman
and Horace Reed secretary.
Her. Oliver Ferry Averjr of MUslon
Congregational church will talk on
'The Worth of Unrecognized Service"
at the vesper services. Young Women's
Christian association, 1249 O'Farrell
street, 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. !
Mm. F. I- McDowell, 408 North Hill
street, , Los Angeles, was knocked
down and badly cut about the arms
and scalp last evening, when a motor
cycle ridden by -Wallace La Frenz, 3392
Twenty-second street, hit her as she
was crossing Market street at Sixth.
Edward Van Cleave, vice prmldeut of
the New York Association for the Con
servation of -Vision, will talk on "Sav
ins: Sight, Saving , Citizen" before a
meeting of the California Society for
the Prevention of Blindness Monday
night at Sorosis club hall, 536 Sutter
street.
( . H. Danton of the .Sacramento Val
ley Development association will ad
dress the Commonwealth club today on
'San Francisco's Duty In Relation to
the Development 01 the Sacramento and
Han Joaquln Valleys." The luncheon
will be held at the Palace hotel 12:30
o'clock.
The Antic*, a nodal club composed of
members belonging to Niantic parlor.
X. B. Q. TV., will hold its regular picnic
and family outing Sunday at Giant
park in Contra Costa county. A spe
cial train will leave the Oakland mole
it 9:40 to conduct the members and
heir friends to the park.
Rev. G. A. Cbarnbck Trill deliver th«
address at the Sunday vesper service
in . the assembly- room of the Young
Men's Christian • association "-. tomorrow
afternoon:, The soloists will be Miss
Helen Colburn Heath ami Reginald
Marrack, and the accompanists Ashley
Pettls and Chester A. ; Beagles.
• An Informal reception In honor of
Mr. and '.Mrs.. J. Gustav White was
held in the lobby of the Young Men's
Christian Association ; building, Golden
Gate avenue and Leavenworth street,
last evening.. Mr. White has just as
sumed the; secretaryship of the educa
tional department .of the association.
After n ; tour of ' the , eastern, mtatrm
and a : visit: in southern California,
David 8. Mutineer, national lecturer of
'.he Theosophfcal -society, will arrive in
' ran Francisco this morning and ■* to
morrow ~ evening; will deliver a 'lecture
on "Revelatron"*-in Yosemite hall. Na
tive Sons' building, Mason street near
Geary. Mr. I'nger has made *a. special
utudy of •< Christian \< teachings in the
light of theoßophy.and Is an Attractive
•».-) F convincing speaker. ..
LEAGUE CADETS
TO LEAVE TODAY
FOR CHICO CAMP
Two League of the Cross Cadets ho
toill join the Chico encampment.
Seven Companies, Led by
Band, Will March to ;
Ferry
..... j ■ - ■
The First regiment. League- of the
Cross Cadets, will leave this morning
for Chieo for its annual week encamp
ment. Colonel John L. Flynn will bo
in command of the '- seven companies
and the camp, will be known as Camp
McKlnley," In honor of Benjamin L. Mc-
Klnley, assistant United States dis
trict attorney, formerly head of the or
ganization.
The cadets will march .down Market
street in' the afternoon," led by a , mili
tary band of 45 pieces. Under the com
mand of Captain William Buckley an
advance detachment has been ,on ' the
ground erecting tents and .making
everything ready for the citizen sol
diers.
Rev. Richard-Collins will attend■> the
encampment as chaplain. The medical
needs of the • regiment will' be- looked
after by Major Joseph G. ; Morrissey,
: assisted by Lieutenant 1 ; James I. ODea
and a hospital corps' of 115 attendants.
The week's program, follows: ■•'■.•*■
Sunday—Military mass celebrated' in
the ; church and ♦ drees ; parade \ln the
afternoon. ;.,'.. "; ' . v '
Monday— Robbie ; will bestow
the key to the city of Chifo.
Tuesday—Sightseeing, trip in and
around Cntco.
Wednesday—Sham battle.
Thursday—Trip to Stirling city over
the . Northern Electric • route. . ;
—Military ball in the evening;
this, always has been one of the main
events; of the annual encampment.■'■ The
arrangements now are being made by
a cpmmlttee consisting of Lieutenant
Colonel James P. Martin, Captain Wil
liam Buckley, ' Captain Phil Powers
and Lieutenant John Canty.
Saturday—ln the evening the resi
dents of Chtoo will enjoy "A Night in
Camp." ■[■' -.
Sunday—Military mass. « . The : cadet
band will render , sacred music.
WIDOW IN NEED
IS LOAN VICTIM
Even With Dying Child She
Is Dunned for Usury, I
Is Charge
On complaint , -1 of Mr. T. •J. Manto.
1736 A Mason ; street, the bond and war
rant clerk's office ' yesterday: issued '/a.
citation for the appetence of officials
of the German-American Loan com
pany. Pacific building. The loan cor
poration .is alleged to have violated
provisions J r of '.'.tHe.;-', personal property
arid broker's', act of 1909 in charging
more than the | legal rate of Interest.
Mrs. Manzo is the mother of 'six chil
dren and her husband is sick and out
of work. : April 4, 1912, she , borrowed
$75. Up to date she alleges she;*; has
paid $110.60 ; and ;' still the loan company
insists that she owes $16.60. . ' , '
Mr?. 4 Manzo's v lawyer says that she
has .overpaid the company the sum :of
J.T.lti. f She related to the warrant of
lice several instances of cruelty on * the
part, of the loan J* concern. She alleges
while one :of her children was dying
she telephoned to • the German-Ameri
can Ixmn company informing them that
she would be unable to call on account
of the illness. She cays they told her
to get the ; money at ! all costs as they
heard of similar tales about dying chil
dren. ■" . "~ ■ ■ ''"'■ "' '": , '-..'■- ..,.■,'■" '
After the child died she secured 1 : |5
and went to "• their iv offices. ". 'g She ■ j was
given 50 cents as change and told that
she »owed -the ; 51.r.0 as interest on a
balance due of $15. ■'
v VI. Pill., Mine., July 11 Dr. .ML J.
Dorsey of the University/ of I Minnesota
Agriculture ; school!' today telegraphed
his refusal of . the offer to become head
of "the3department) of horticulture tat
the University of.Arizona:
ELECTRIC STRIKE
BUSIES COUNCIL
Report From Housesmiths ,
Union Causes Long Dis
cussion by Delegates
Delegate Is Named to Pre
sent Position to Ameri
can Federation
* Much of the time of
the . San Francisco
■ ■: •';.:•• Labor council «■■-; .was
taken up lest night In the discussion
of the light and power strike on a
report from S. Storm of ;' local No. «78
of' the /Housesmiths 'In*'regard ito j;the
order; of 'International President Frank
B. Ryan r; ordering the; local to rescind
its action in havJng indorsed the strike.
He. claimed that the action of 5 the
inational officer was .In • the t nature
of wielding , a • club *to make a selected
union Jdo the international's bidding:
under a misapprehension of facts. j
: This ; was followed r- by many • state
ments In regard to the situation which
•lid not : bring out anything new. ex
cept the* T president ; declared 1 that he
would * not reply ;to any *of the slams
hurled at ,; Mm, . except the one as Jto
having electricity installed in his new
residence.' ■ ' yi-'K- ■','": •'■"'
He said that he could not have the
connection made so as to have; light;
because" the wires did not reach, and
had to have it done l.y others, but
found; out that his order had been; heM
vp 7 for a month so that he , would do as
he did In order that the matter could
be used against him. ' ~: , " •• ; '■]
B. EL Ellison of the Sailors' union wae
elected «• the council's representative to
present the ; council's" position as to the
strike- before >the executive "committee
of- the A. F. of L. nextr week. He was
voted |500 ; for expenses.'
The 'communication sent -to *> the
council by Electrical Workers No. 65 in
relation to ? the strike, and other letters
on the same subject, were read by title
and referred to Representative-Ellison;'
It was decided that if Electrical
Union No. <> does not, by "-.. next Monday,
send an apology for certain statements
against- the officers ;of the council, it
will "be charged with conduct unbe
coming a labor union and placed on
trial. ;■f -' " Vv,;-;i•;.■>;::^iv'^v^V-"^
The president : read a list of dele-"
gates to the committee ' to arrange
for the ; Labor day celebration.
The law and 'legislative committee
reported t that ?it had ' investigated the
steel i contract for : the city hall and
found that all the charter, provisions
v.'ere complied with in > making the
award.v> v. v. „' . »'."V.'*-.- :, :.-'"•...". -* 'i/* -■■'-• ''-■ : -.'_
A resolution from Carpenters' Union
No. v 1082, asking- the attorney general
of the ; state to take steps to prevent
the filling in of the cove at the foot of
Van Ness avenue, as such : action will
do away with ; what the people of the
city need ' for an aquatic park, was- en
dorsed and a i copy.* will be sent to At
torney General Webb. , ' ; '
It .was' said: at the headquarters of
the striking: pressmen and prees.; feed
ers yesterday that the Franklin j Print
ing association Imported 70 men . from
the: east to fill the places made vacant
by the; strikers, ;• furnished them flret
class fare and on arrival here located
them In a hotel. v They were told that
while .working they would have room
and," board in addition vto wages, but
.Thursday.were Informed that after Mon
day ■>. the room and. k board i would be ; cut
out and that the; wages would be re
duced. , It is thought, that I these' men
will quit work. It was also stated that
a number of • men, when reaching here,
learned ; that there .was a strike on and
refused ■to be strike breakers. j>
The Building' Trades' council has not
yet decided how, to observe; Labor day
tills .year, ' and i for that | reason It 1 has
requested each 'of those appointed on
the Labor, day commit tee? to submit for
the meeting! to be ; held -.' Saturday, July
19,' puggestions In writing. lln view of
the strained relations .between - the
council; and the .; Labor i council ;on ;' ac
count of the differences arising out of
the strike against the light and power
company; the general! talk 'is that the
two will not Join in the celebration;
whatever form it may take, but that
there will be two celebrations. - ;
Local No. 78 of the HouVesmlth's* and
Iron Workers' union, at its last meet
ing, made a donation of $100 to the
men on strike against* the Pacific Gas
and . Electric r company, after which it
decided to invite the Labor council and
the Building l Trades y council each ito
send a committee to a meeting, to ex
plain the light, and power controversy.
July 16 i the local will vote on . pro
posed amendments to the local consti
tution. ■ • ■ .'• *;' .-•;. •>:.*:•■■■> ■_■■ I ~ :r y J '[■
Allan Johnson was elected a delegate
to the : Building Trades council and the
Labor council vice William Kaplln. '
The Gas Appliance and; Stove Fitters'
union, at its last , meeting, elected as
officers: ' W. Vinal, ' president; :L. J.
Gerhardt, . vice president; J. Hammer
echlag,, secretary-treasurer; T. Stroh
melr, guide; S. Chase, :C.Sanborn and
M. 'Fitzgerald; trustees. i ; : J. {;Hammer
schlag. was selected as delegate *to\ the
San Francisco Labor council.
; Local ;, No. \ 6 vof." .'the;-, International
Brotherhood '; of ; Electrical Workers, at
Its last \ meeting," selected A. :L. ;Elkins>"
P. Clifford. A. i-E.-i" : Cohn, E. RlcKenzle
and W. H. Urmy as its delegates to the
international convention of '-electrical
workers, to meet' In Boston, Mass., , Sep
tember 19. I M •"v^?^
.;.; George S.E." Mlt(fhell,f organizer; for,; the
Internationall,Typographlcal'unioh;iwlll
leave" for Petaluma* today'," to -.Institute
the , recently'organlzedllocal: andilriatall
? Varnishere and ' Polishers' ~ \ union,
local No. , 134, has elected '/Jesse;? Mar
shaU. president; George Zlgelmayr,
vice ,- president; i* F. Anderson, warden;
J. Kelly, ;, conductor; W. M. Page, trus
tee. Oi "J.'* Maxon, G. Zigelmayr. J. Mar- !
shall, .W. Lansfleld and ■L. A. Morelli
were chosen delegates \tof the District
Council i of i Painters; , -W. Wolff, Joseph
Tuite, T. • Fields and W. Hoy, delegates
to the Building Trades l council, • and L.
A. Morelli, J. Tuite and W. Hoy, dele
gates to the Labor council. ~ * V
* * *
w .The subordinate lodges of machinists
in all * parts lof > the country , are taking
a> referendum vote . for officers jof if the
international f association. ; The princi
pal contest Is" for J president, the candi
dates being William fit:*!" Johnston?; in
cumbent and Thomas L. Wilson, one of
the vice-presidents, .f San ;•* Francisco
lodge No. 68 v last Wednesday declared
in favor of Wilson.
* W. G. Desepte has been elected to
represent ;;• the Box Makers and" Saw-,;
yers' union ;in ~ the Labor council; F\ J.
Hersingef and Henry Bager have «been;
elected Jas delegates of the Sugar
.Workers';' union, and W. Why»rs ,of the
Metal t- Polishers' union to the same
body. v ' '-. ...:. ■:'-.' ; ..'"•'•'V?
;. The District'; Council« of Carpenter*,
composed F- of ■*< the ,'k locals Pln ; • the bay
counties, will hold an election of offl
cfTs at ; the meeting next Wednesday
nicht. " - ' *
1 v^AjUL
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EUREKA HIGHWAY
SCENIC WONDER
W. E. Stone Returns From
Trip Between Eureka and
Wildwood Enthusiastic v
New Ferry System Between
Here and Oakland Will
Benefit Motorists
-.Motorists of the northern section of
the Btate are "Justly.-'rejoicing' over the
completion of <: the -60 i mile : state ihi -■
way which connect* Eureka with "Wlld
wood, the latter the Trinity county ter
minus, because , the opening of that
road * gives 1 them easy '■ accessJ to < Sacra
mento valley and i< as. quick ■means Sof
communication by motor (car J- with the
San Francisco bay region. - : ,\ ~>_<
y; ; News of s the * opening of the Eureka-:
.Wlldwood highway I has * been brought
to Ban Francisco by W. E. Stqne.'l'.the"
Humboldt county representative of i the
Auto Hales company, who made
the trip from the north to this city In
a 1914 Haynes touring car. The Journey
as described by Stone;* Iβ one that Is
replete with scenery all the way to Red
Bluff, and 'i especially vf delightful \ < over
state ', highway. Mr. Stone, who has
done considerable touring* In northern
California for the last several i years,
says v the new route to the Sacramento
yley*' and » the i Sari *; Francisco; bay 5 re
constitutes one of the finest north
ern California tours. . .'. - :
r Leaving Eureka the ■-■ route taken by
Mr. «* Stone and . party /includes-, besides
the new state '} highway the [ towns of
Brldgevllle, Kuntz, South Fork moun
tain. ; Peanut, *. Wild wood, 5 ? Redding. Red
Bluff. Tehama, Corning, ; Willows, ' Win
ters. FairfleM and Vallejo. ; ;- ~ 'V
■■J] South : ._. Fork Mountain, Mr. Stone re
ports negotiating: with /"considerable
ease in the , second gear with his car.
The."ascent to the summit, eight miles,
Includes a; climb of .some • 4,000 feet In
altitude with an equivalent drop of
eight % miles': on the eastern side >of the
mountain. .i , Hayfork " creek liis - forded
17 times' : and : while Mr. s Stone y found
the water a foot deep v everywhere , he
forded i it without mechanical trouble
' in 1" each ~ Instance, 'due he says'., to ear
ful and slow driving. \ ; :
, In ' the party beside. Mr. Stone were
I. A. Rues and wife of Ferndale and
Miss J. „ Strain. *■ The journey vto this
city was made ; with two stops I:en
route. v More than 400 miles were reg
istered ;by the speedometer, lees than
one mile of s which Stone • declares '• rep
resents low gear work. The party will
return v to^Hunibpldt ' : . county soon, * go-;
ing up by way of Cloverdale thence
over to the coast. -;- : ;
; Additional < Ferry: Service for Auto*—
The x.i Southern?•;• Pacific company . an
nounces an improvement in the auto
mobile ?. ferry a boat service \ ; between i this
city and Oakland. Since the service
of exclusive | ferry-boats" for autos s was
introduced a year ago ;the traffic has
increased ,with?such leaps and bounds
that v ; the company finds It necessary
to extend* the } schedule of the three
boats system on r aY half "; hour-;! basis
until ™ a later hour. The service will
become effective 1 Tuesday. ; • *'.«..
An additional ferry boat In each di
rection will run between San* Francisco
(south ; of *" Ferry * building , ) V; and % Oak
land (foot of Broadway), leaving , dally
from San Francisco at 1. a. m. and Oak
land at 12:45 a. m. This j late service
is for th« aGv-omtnodatlon of \ autmo
biles, motorcycles and ■-- horse driven
vehicles. t >-.>■''.>' / :{*w' 'f*'--';'- "- , "•• v ■'.•..::■••■>- ; -
--; The schedule <> from ! San -iFrancisco
daily, except*-.* Sundays" and holidays,
will •be every half , hour ; from :6 . a. m.
to n9- p. m., thence -* hourly -, to 4 1 -a. m;
Sundays and holidays, every half hour
to -12 midnight, then lFa.vm.*;V\"\
. The schedule from Oakland daily, ex
cept Sundays * and f holidays, will ' ; be
every i; half , • hour •' from ' 6:15* a. m.'v to
8:45 p. m.. then hourly to 12:45" a. m.:
Sundays and holidays, > every * half hour
to 1-1:46 p. i m., then 12:45 a. m. i : ,
x - ■Automobiles.; motor 5 cycles and horse
driven 'vehicles will not be carried on
Oakland pieri ferryboats. • ~ , .'
v «Middle State* Knlbuir Over Hljth
way— E.. P. Brinegar, chairman of .= the
Argonaut trail committee of the 'San
Francisco ." Chamber of Z Commerce,":'; re
turned from the east ;recently after an
absence of several'weeks' , In ;i speaking'
of the ocean to ocean highway, he said:
"In cities throughout the east and
middle west along- the line ;of * the-pro
posed highway, now known as the Lin
coln! highway,:, and. in fact, cities trib
utary £ but being 200 or 300 miles dis
tant from ,the' proposed route, great en
thusiasm prevailed and S assistance is
being offered and i assurance Sis:v ; be>ng
made to . connect with this great \ high
way, these latter i cities f . believing s th%t
the 3,000 miles- of the Lincoln highway
Is only an initial step *in what ..will
ultimately mean thousands of miles of
hiway traversing > all - sections; and •In
every,; direction. - They realize that
throughout the entire country good
roads means: the same. In every ;■ section
and is i one of the biggest propositions
that } confronts ; our country today."
*;L" Ed. L. Roardman, former state printer
of Washington, now a B resident (of -Los
Angeles, with Mrs.,Boardman and s their
young *< son, , Ben, in ;an f, Overland i\ car
reached San , Francisco from the south
ern city yesterday. In another car
were Dr. .). 1,. McLaren, Mrs. McLaren
and ;,i their daughter. Mr. -Boardman
will probably motor on to Seattle, while
Doctor McLaren, after a few days' fish
ing ?in one of the ' northern counties,
will : return home. > 'A- : V - -
COAST ELKS PRESENT 1
$8,000 GROUP TO LODGE
N ROCHESTER, N. V.. July- It —The
forty-ninth reunion of »the grand lodge
of V Elks closed tonight with a ball ,in
the state armory attended by several
thousand * members ;of • the order. :■• *";•'•
V* Before departing for Seattle, " the Pa
cific coast lodge presented to Roches
ter lodge [*' an $8,000 f r ; group of ':.' elk,
mounted. .':^--v : 'fv*'-- v -'y\-*-'- - ; ' : -''-'.'-7-'* ■ v 4
The group consists of a bii? elk with
mammoth antlers,'; a row and : calf. The
presentation speech was i made* by Ex
alted Ruler Raymond lU. Hodgson, l ;
New Daily Service
Standard Pullman Sleepers
San Francisco to Chicago
Via ft
■'■■■■'' ■ t Western Pacific ' '
Denver and Rio Grande
Burlington Route
"PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPRESS ,,
Leaves San Francisco, Ferry Bldg., 9:10 A. M. Oakland,
■ ; i-' : ;:-. ' : 3rd and Washington, 9:48 A. M. ■ . ;
See the (.rand Canyon liIRMnJIUI TICKET OFFICES:
of the ( ' c " Markrt » Pal»ce
leather Hirer and the mWi rewwfl^p M Hotel
Koyal Gorge | \3f|3 LU , "- ,J Broadway, Oakland
Meat Hook Impales Iceman
Mike Held in Statu Quo
; Mike ) l'udofl. an Iceman, stood
on ;an empty beer" cue to put a -
piece of - J Ice 'V In the " cooler at v a
butcher shop nt; 860 ■ Rhode : Island V
■street ; ;yesterday : afternoon. The -■
box ' slipped,; the Ice slipped and
Mike slipped. Vt - : ": In S falling vhe
reached f out ; .i with his " arm to
Bjrasp a support. ;j Ilia arm caught
on fa; meat hook just below the
elbow and Mike '-hnnK; suspended ,i
In the air like a quarter of beef (
for j* 15 ;•" minute*;,; He was taken -
to ! Mission 'I emergency T-' hospital,
where, the. uul.v -wound In bis arm I
■was - eared ~ for. ' : . ;-.;*"': *•' : :'- ■; '
PRIEST UPHOLDS
MINIMUM WAGES
Chairman of Oregon Com
mission Discusses Prob
lem in Conference
':X\ SEATTLE. ; i July:- 11.—"The ; Church
and Social Work" was discussed •at to.
nights -general session of the National
Conference of \ Charities-' and Correc
tions. ; John IC. Glenn of New York
read the committee report. Alexander:
Johnson of • Angola, Ind., delivered an
address. ,- ■ '■' ...'.. ,'
i .■;■', The (discussion was ; led by J. W.
Magruder of Baltimore. Henry A. At
kinson 'of Chicago and Rev. John ;A.
Ryan of St. Paul. -■
Mayor Hindley of Spokane took part
in the discussion of * the public admin
istration section meeting today. 7;'' V
V," Round, table -discussions of the mini
mum wage law was held. ?.\
That it lis 'a' serious mistake for the
advocates ;. of minimum twage, : legisla
tion to ? put too ; much - emphasis *. on * the
so ; called \ moral argument was - the ■ con
tention , ; of the Rev. Father Edwin .V.
O'Hara, : chairman p of i ; the Industrial
welfare 4 commission 'J of Oregon.
"It Is 'Indeed; fundamentally a moral
issue," said Father O'Hara, i "one :f of so
cial „ Justice, but its > relation; to J sex
morality can easily "be "emphasized: too
much. 1 The Insinuation that underpaid
girls t are " largely immoral , and \ that the
increase in wages ?is going to make it
possible % for i them %to lead moral lives
is alee !in fact i and -. dangerous "; In 1 pol
icy. Girls ;. will not rf co-operate with
reformers who begin ?by casting '. reflec- ■
tions on their virtue. ]■■■' ? ■ ."*'-.'
"Advocates of -minimum wage legis
lation who !•' harp ; constantly on ? the ' re
lation of ' low wages to j sex"' morality
are creating a difficult problem for
themselves. *% It Is more to the point to
show that underpaid '. girls are pre
serving their virtue, '■; but are living on
two ; meals a day ■ and ':', are forced *to
practice other pitiable economies which
undermine their health and unfit them
for the duties *of wife ! and mother, and
thus , sap the -foundations - of society.* , i
IMPROVEMENT CLUBS TO
CAMPAIGN FOR BONDS
Proposition for Extension of
Municipal : Railroad Unan
imously Indorsed
The Civic League of Improvement
clubs will conduct an active campaign
In support of _ the proposed :$3,500,000
bond issue for extension of the munici
pal railway to be '> voted on August 26.
r The league , has " ; a membership j; of
18,000 voters, and the vote in favor of
the bonds was unanimous. The league
has requested, Mayor ; Ttolph to ;appoint
a number iof Its : members on • the s com
mittee ,of one hundred, which Is to
conduct the general;; campaign for the
success of the bond Issue. -;: / : ■ ••;
>;•■-« In '■-•; preparation ? for the election the
election commissioners ' have appointed
1,828 precinct officers and confirmed
Registrar Zemansky's selection of 457
polling places. • '■[;■'.! : •
The high earnings of the;Geary street
railroad from ferry to ocean have given
the bond ! boosters greater i enthusiasm
in their campaign for extensions. The
' receipts of the municipal j road show a
general increase and the leaguers \ de-{
clare that }. greater i profits; ! may be ex
pected in the future.
The public utilities; committee of the
board :;, of supervisors *>is; making' ar
rangements to takej over the Presidio
and Ferries'■'; railway, whose franchise
expires iin December. The city fathers
expect:« to C make this addition to t its
municipal line pay f even greater divi
dends than It has in the past.
LOWEST BID $44,882 FOR
CITY HALL FOUNDATION
Concern .Moving:.;■ High School S*im
Record Merle for Work— Highest ~
■ , '," '„, . , Iμ 964,264. • V ,\_ ..- . '
Bids were ':;received by the board of
works ;'■ yesterday J for the construction
of the! foundations of the new ? city hall
and completion; of excavation, the 5 low
>st: out of 16? offers being $44,882 from
the Sound ; Engineerings and Construc
tion company, the firm; now engaged in
moving the high school of X commerce
building: from the civic center. : The
highest hid was $64,264. All were taken
under advisement. ;
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1913.
MARRIED AFFAIRS
IN BAD TANGLE
Son t of v Wealthy Petaluma
■ Merchant Escapes Pun
- ishment •
A tangled legal skein that ;so far has
aided Frank ;G. Nay, son of f a Wealthy
Petal merchant, in his affairs • mat
rimonial, was before Judge Slogan yes
terday for.unraveling, when the suit
of ■• Mrs. Virginia ■K. Nay of "■ 439 Waller
street, , for..separate maintenance, came
before the rourt. The ; failure of Nay's
former attorney to record promptly £ a
final decree of divorce granted to Mrs.
Mary : ' ; Nay, a former '/wife,. hag saved
Nay from i punishment for felony and
may safeguard him from f paying ali
mony, according to • his present attor
ney,; Henry F. Marshall. :. * : -
Mrs. i Mary Nay was granted an £ in
terlocutory decree of divorce from Nay
on November 15, 1909. A final decree
was, granted on , February 15, ,1911,'; but
the decree; was i lost. rf Nay later mar
ried Virginia K. Nay but 1 failed •to have
the final decree restored and recorded.
Hence Mr. Marshall claimed ■-'yesterday
that the ■> marriage was i not - valid and
that Nay does I not owe '? hie :. wife '' sep
arate support. X : ' .■.^-;' '■;-: :' -"--•-'-■■;?■;: •
«r Nay was convicted of a felony In
August. 1911, growing out of ':: his al
leged relations with another woman.
Marshall; discovered after * the , convic
tion that attorneys for Mrs. Mary Nay
had *« prepared a new final decree in
March, 1912/ and had it recorded ias
of .February 15, 1911. This had the ef
fect .- of making Nay r. legally an un
married 4 man and therefore * not sub
ject to prosecution on a felony . charge.
•_; Judge Mogan continued the. case * one
week 'to examine the record and s au
thorities.;: * v . "-..;:.'" •-. ,
J; Ralph' Smith, 10 ; years . old, ' son of
Joseph Smith, a contractor, was placed
under the protection of the superior
court yesterday by 'Judge Dunne I after
Attorney *E. L. - Foster had : assured the
court ". that the mother, Kathcrine
Smith, would ] attempt to take the child
away.; Attorney Charles F. Hanlon, in
behalf, of Mrs. Smith, denied any such
Intention, stating that Mrs. Smith -was
a woman of means and lived perma
nently in ; San V Francisco. 'Smith v ac
cuses his wife of cruelty. Judge'Dunne
continued "the case until the return of
Judge Graham. ' ' .
Complaints filed:
"• Henry P., ;against Ethel;L. Whitney,
desertion ;* Mary. BL, : against Charles T.
Bel!, desertion; : Millie, ; against Albert
Young, cruelty. -
LAKE STEAMER LEAVES
WITH RECORD CARGO
;; DULUTH, - Minn., July 11.—The larg
est ■'■ cargo ,of ? wheat ever loaded ,at the
American head of ! the i lakes was taken
out today on •"• the j steamer "William \? P.
Snyder. 464,000 bushels. ; ■ '■'.."
» The ; boat is bound for Port McNichol,
Georgian ; bay. her s"cargo J having been
loaded for export/ :\ ,-v- ' ;.
The steamer Willis L. King held the
previous record—42s.ooo bushels..which
she delivered at f Buffalo* last ' spring.
~~ : ■'.; 7 O'Connor, Moffati & Co.
For Your Week End Trip
or Your Summer Vacation
We are displaying today a great variety of articles
of utility, toilet and apparel suitable for summer and out
; ing use. Many j special ■ values created by July Clearance
"• Sale reductions will make buying of this particular char
acter especially profitable now. ."
In The Suit Department
All Summer and Spring' Suits. Coats and Dresses have been
reduced to a small part of original : prices. There are light
■garments in this sale for hot summer wear, coats for cool even
ings, suits for present wear and suits which may be worn well
into the Fall season. ".;' v . ; :■■:: ■ , ■'~ *
*; These are the prevailing reduced prices: •••
'• ' $9.75, $13.75, $16.75, $19.75.
Outing Apparel
Gingham -and Madras Dresses reduced to. -. .-$4.75;
Khaki Walking- Skirts ..........:.......... •'• • .'.;.*• 9*M to *4.50
Khaki ; Outing Dresses .. *4.00 to *e.RO
" Linen -Dusters ■ reduced from $3.7". to ?1.50
Linen Dusters. Auto Cap and, Goggles, «<peclnl . .85.65
Seersucker Skirts; apeeliil..;. :".". .". ......... .$1.00 ".
•'Eppo" Mercerized -Twill Skirts ... ........'..*. .'.51.00 to *2.50
Semi-Annual Sale of Muslin
Underwear
Offers special bargains in Undergarments to fill in the summer
,-■;.-. > wardrobe. i: .?yi-'
Corset Covers at .................. ..............nnc, 40c and BOc
'Drawers at ..... f.":.. ."."...........:..;....:.... .25c, 4Oc and .~oc
Combinations .................. •".......... • $1.10, $1.35 and $1.85
■ Gowns ,:.*...:........'................... ". .85c, f 1.00, $1.15 and up
- - '■}. SPECIALS IV HOI DRESSES .
Percale Home DreinM-ln navy and black . CI OC
stripes :..;.....:.;.....................:............ <f>i*£J:
Four :In One " Home Drees •of striped, ': check and .. solid gingham.
Easily slipped on; may be changed 4 ways. . *1 gr
special V..........'... ....;......... .".. :' <*>*•? J
CORSET DEPARTMENT—THIRD FLOOR
Special;line* of llpht Corset* for unninier .wenr. Cornets for
bathing and Cornel* nuitable for athletic* and outlne*. * ~ : .
••Nemo" <iOrter«*for bathing and athletics." Reduced from ■ *%()/•
. 11.00 to ......:.. .....:.... •• • •...:...... -... • • •.. •.. - ■■, vt
Post St. Near ftwmey
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Entitles bearer to this $5.00 Illustrated Bible
If " presented at the "ofllc'?. of ; thlii- tosether 'with the staled
■•••'■■ axnoaßtl.that|tf»vers;tbe;net:cssaryfKXPßNSK"iltciu»;of thl* sreat rt
distribution—including clerk hire, coat of packlaic, '
check Ins, exprenM ! : from »: factory, etc, etc, .
SEEK TO SIMPLIFY
COURT PROCEDURE
Lawyers Take First Steps
Toward Reorganization
■ of Methods in Vogue ' .
The ■ Bar association of San Fran- ;
cisco at Its ' regular monthly meeting
in the Pacific "; building last night took
first steps toward •■ the .reorganization
of the business of the , superior, courts
of ; San Francisco by adopting a report
of a committee outlining the details of.
such a system^of' reorganization.
The : members of the committee wern
W. :C. (chairman), Grant H.
Smith and Andrew Thorne.
The same committee's report regard
ing the fees , ; of I official court reporters
was ; adopted. V V \. v-' •^Lα
" I" The f judges will be asked to enforce
the law as to court reporters" fees. The '
statutes provide for pay of $10 a day.
which amount Is to be prorated when
more than one case Is reported. '
s*lt * was reported ;to ; the Bar associa
tion by a member of ; the grand Jury
that in - some: cases :j official: reporter*
were earning several $10 fees e&oh day
for their work. ; , "
The keynote of the plan of reorgani
zation' planned for the courts Iβ th»
concentration of - responsibility in the
presiding judge, with power to keep
every department of the j court con
stantly/occupied with business.
The plan includes a "personal rela
tions court," which would handle all
marriage and divorce proceedings and •
all special proceedings not assigned to
the J probate : department.
The creation \of a separate law ana
motion department is advocated. No
separate" jury departments are pro
vided for.
BROKER ARRESTED ON
EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE
Adler Declare* Trouble Iβ Reeult of,
International Mimic Roll Com- i
pany'e Dllßcultlee •/
Charles Adler, who says* he is i *
broker and gives his age an 28, was
arrested last night,by.Detectives. Rich
ards and Burke on ' complaint of Harry
Pullen. secretary of the International
Music Roll company, and booked at the
central station an charges of embez
zlement :by agent; and forgery.
■ Adler claims that the trouble grows
out of business difficulties of the firm
and that he Is innocent of any intent
to do wrong. :
s He says that ,he has merely been
trying to get back money that belongs
to him and that the firm refuses to
pay him. ;• : '-;'■
LONDON IMPROVES DAILY
'Author Shows Steady" finln From
■> Effect!* of Operation
(Sre«i»l IMspatch to The Call) ..
: OAKLAND, July " 11.—Jack London,
the author, has shown | steady Improve
ment at Merritt hospital following an
operation for appendicitis. •

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