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CURRENCY BILL HITS UNEXPECTED SNAG IN SENATE Chairman Owen, One of the Drafters of the Measure, Declares Against 12 - Reserve Banks WILL RECOMMEND IMPORTANT CHANGES Other Democratic Members On Committee Also Fa vor Amendments WASHINGTON*, Aug. 19.—Unexpected developments in regard to currency re form legislation in the senate today promised serious complications for President Wilson's plans for the pas sage of a currency bill at this session of congress. At a conference of democratic mem bers of the senate currency committee, Chairman Owen, who has been consid ered one of the original framers of the bill, now before the democrats of the house, made it clear to his associates that he was opposed to several features of the bill, including the plan for twelve regional reserve banks, and that he would recommend important changes in the measure. The results of the senate conference have been to leave the currency situa tion entirely open tonight, so far as the senate's probable action is con cerned. Senator Owen did not suggest a definite plan to his colleagues, but said he was opposed to the regional re serve bank plan: to the proposal to compel all national banks to enter the new federal system and to other fea tures of the bill as it was introduced by Chairman Glass of the house cur rency committee. The attitude of the democrats on the senate committee, including Senators Hitchcock, O'Gorman and Reed, is such as to indicate that there will be ma terial changes in the administration measure, if not a complete remodeling of it, before it comes before the senate for action. He said there never would be a presi dent who would appoint a federal re serve board lacking in ability and in tegrity. Mr. Palmer said the bill would increase the amount of the reserves to meet expanding business and would prevent the contraction of credit. Representative Eagle of Texas, in surgent member of the house com mittee. Introduced a substitute for the administration currency bill, a measure to provide $500,000,000 of United States notes, to be deposited by the United States with national banking associa tions under certain stipulated con ditions. CHEMIST FRENCH BOOSTED FOR MINT REFINING JOB Superintendent Shanahan and Demo cratic Lenders Indorse Expert for Post Leach Vacated Harold French,- for 11 years chemist of the San Francisco mint, has been Indorsed by Superintendent T. W. H. b'hanahan and several members of the democratic state central committee for the position of superintendent of melt ing and refining in the institution. E. R. Leach, who held this position, resigned Saturday. It Is expected French's appointment wil be announced by September 1. Mr. French was one of the leaders In the fight last year to keep the mint from being closed by failure of the appropriations committee in congress to set aside money for its continuance. He was then on furlough, but by order of Secretary of the Treasury Mac- Veagh, the furlough was revoked. Mr. French's friends are attempting to have his furlough restored so that he will be in a position to become refining superintendent. M 1915" HAS ADVERTISED FAIR IN NEW ZEALAND Tourist* nnd Commercial Men, by Novel Registering at Hotels, Have Ac complished Wide Publicity According to George W. Moore of Boston, who arrived yesterday on the liner Wilhelmina. Callfornlans are do ing some good work advertising the Panama-Pacific exposition in New Zea land. Moore and his family have been touring New Zealand, and everywhere they went they heard about the ex position. That the fair was so well known, he said, was due to the fact that tour ists and commercial travelers from thi» 6tate had adopted the plan of registering Just "1915" in the address column of all hotels at which they stopped. It was a new thing in ad dresses and, in reply to questions as to what it signified, the unofficial fair booster told the story of the P. P. t E. NEW COLLECTOR OF PORT BREAKS BREVITY RECORD J. O. Davis Addresses Commercial Clnb at Luncheon in His Honor nnd Speaks Almost One Minute. J. O. Davis, new collector of the port, broke all brevity records at the Com mercial club, yesterday, at a luncheon in his honor when he spoke less than a minute and a half. He said he believed the popularity of the club speakers was measured by their short talks. And he was a can didate, he said, for favorable impres sion. Then Mr. Davis "asserted that he was a servant of the people—that he de sired to be considered as such. After that Mr. Davis sat down. The diners thought he had just begun. Mr. Davis assumed his official duties yesterday morning. FALCONI JURY FAILS TO BRING IN VERDICT Six For and Six Against Man Charged With Murdering Employer—An other Trial Next Month Six hours' deliberation by a jury yesterday in Judge Cabaniss' court In the case of Frank Falconi, charged with the murder, March 15, of Emillo Devlncenzi, failed to produce an agree ment, and at 5 o'clock last evening the 12 men were discharged. The jury stood 6 to 6,* being divided on the question of Falconi's sanity. The case was on trial for 10 days. Falconi shot and then stabbed De vlncenzi to death for an alleged slan der by the deceased on the character of Mra Falconi. Falconi will be tried again next month. Scene From Opera "The Fall of Ug" Reproduction in Motion Pictures Croup of Bohemian club members who appeared in "The Fall of Ug." TRINIDAD MINERS READY TO STRIKE Operators Hold Out Against Demands for Recognition of United Workers TRINIDAD, Colo., Aug. 19.—Indorse ment of the efforts now being made by the United Mine Workers of America to secure the recognition of the coal operators in district 15 was embodied in an "emergency resolution" passed this afternoon by the Colorado State Federation of Labor in session here. The resolution, which also con demned the policy of the coal operators of importing armed guards and prom ised the moral support of the affiliated unions in the event the miners should strike, precipitated a stormy scene in the convention. Charges of "traitors" and "Iscariots of the labor cause" were made against the faction that objected to action until the resolutions com mittee reported. A deadlock still exists in the threat ened strike of union miners, the union leaders demanding recognition and the coal operators flatly refusing to treat with the organization. STRIKE SEEMS PROBABLE Frank J. Hayes, national vice presi dent of the United Mine Workers, de clared today that the strike would be called the moment it became certain that no other hope remained of set tling the demands of the unionists. The shooting of Gerald Lippiatt, an organizer of the United Mine Work ers, who was killed in a pistol duel with G. W. Belcher and Walter Belk, two Baldwin-Felts guards in this city, Saturday night, was Justifiable In the opinion of the coroner's jury which in vestigated the affair this afternoon. The jury was out for an hour. One witness swore positively that Lippiatt applied epithets to the detectives and was the first to draw a weapon. While the inquiry was In progress Informations were filed in the district court, charging Belk and Belcher with the killing. -Bond was fixed at $10,000. One Hundred Arrests VANCOUVER, B. C. Aug. 19.—One hundred arrests had been made up to noon today in the coal mine strike zone on Vancouver island. The president of the miners' unions at Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Cumberland are in jail charged with rioting, and charges of attempted murder and arson are yet to be laid against some of the 100 who were taken to prison last night and today. William Stacouse, proprietor of the largest barber shop and poolroom in Nanaimo, and who has been very out spoken in his support of the striking miners, was among those arrested. His clerk, a mere boy, was also arrested. L W. W.s Convicted MINOT, N. D., Aug. 19.—Twenty-one defendants, including former Mayor Arthur Leseuer and Street Commis sioner Dewey Dorman, arrested during the recent riots resulting from street meetings conducted by Industrial Workers of the World, late last night were found guilty of blocking the streets. Leseuer and Dorman were fined $25 and costs and the others were sentenced to 10 days at hard labor and drew fines of $20 and costs. Butte Trouble Settled BUTTE, Mont, Aug. 19.—According to O. M Partalow, secretary of the Montana State Federation of Labor, the striking electric linemen will be or dered back to work tomorrow morning, pending effort to arbitrate their diffi culties with the employing companies. Flat River Miner Shot FLAT RIVER. Mo., Aug. 19.—Fifty striking lead miners today made an attack on the offices of the Federal Lead company, but were repulsed by a deputy sheriff and four office employes. One miner was injured by a shot from the office. STATE BOARD ORGANIZES V. S. MeClatchy President, W. T. Ellis Secretary Reclamation Commission SACRAMENTO. Aug. 19. —The state reclamation board, with four new mem bers in attendance, making seven In all, held its initial meeting here today and organized. V. S. MeClatchy of Sacra mento was re-elected president, and W. T. Ellis of Marysville was re-elect ed secretary. This board will have Jurisdiction of 1,750,000 acres In 14 counties. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of (^^^^^^ JOHNSON AND LISTER READY FOR CONVENTION Two Executives and More Than Hundred Good Roads Delegates in Eureka EUREKA, Aug. 19. —Accompanied by more than 100 delegates from the three Pacific coast states, Governors Johnson of California and Llßter of Washington reached Eureka tonight to attend the good roads rally which convenes to morrow. The visitors traveled today from Weaverville. Trinity county, over the Trinity state highway in automobiles and were escorted into the city by a large delegation in autos, who went to the end of the state highway to meet them. Governor Johnson will open the rally tomorrow morning with an address, in troducing Governor Lister, who will preside. "The General Necessity of Good Roads" will be the topic handled by Washington's governor. Other noted exponents of better highways will follow the chief execu tive with addresses. Governors Lister and Johnson will be the principal speakers tomorrow night at a mass meeting In Occidental pavi lion, at which Robert Newton Lynch of San FTancisco, B. H. Burrell, United States highway engineer, and Rufus R. Wilson of Eureka also will speak. CAMPBELL DEATH MISHAP Leroy Gibson* Printer, Clenred of Blame for Drowning In Surf Leroy Gibson, a printer, who was ar rested Monday pending an Investiga tion into the supposed death by drown ing of James M. Campbell, a pressman, whose clothes were found on the ocean beach, was released yesterday. The au thorities were convinced that Camp bell's death was accidental. According to Gibson's story, Campbell went out into the surf and suddenly disappeared underneath a big breaker. Getting Your Moneys Worth IN buying your Piano or Player Piano is sometimes more diffi cult than it would seem. The one sure way to prevent future regret is to patronize a house of reputation and of unques tioned commercial standing. 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THE M CALL FIGHT STARTS ON IMITATION WINES Californians Demand That Adulterated Product of Ohio Be So Labeled (Special Dispatch to The Call) WASHINGTON, Aug. 19.—Repre sentatives of the California grape and wine interests today took steps to re open the question raised by the "three secretary" ruling which set aside a decision of the pure food board in 1910, which held that eastern wines adul terated with sugar and water should be labeled imitation wines. Protest was made to Chief of the Bureau of Chemistery Alsberg by M. F. Tarpey and other representatives of the grape Interests that the "three sec retary" ruling of previous adminis tration was illegal in that statutory law was set aside by administrative officers of the government. The Californians urged that the whole question should be reopened. Alsberg declared his hands were tied by the former ruling, but he announced his sympathy with the effort to secure a reopening of the matter. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, Sec retary of the Treasury MacVeagh and Secretary of Commerce and Labor Na gel, members of President Taft's cabi net, made the famous "three secretary" ruling which permitted the labeling of the water and sugar wines as "Ohio sweet wine" and "Missouri sweet wine." without anything on the label indicat ing the contents of sugar and water. It Is believed this ruling will be sat aside by the present administration. HAMMOND, Ind., Ang. 10 Mat Franzen, who was declared to be dead by the superior court here two years ago, is said to be alive in Idaho. He filed a petition today claiming a por tion of his estate in this county. CLUBMEN TO SEE PLAY ON SCREEN Symphony Orchestra of 75 Men Will Present Music Composed by Perlet Annual Concert to Be Given Tomorrow Afternoon in Tivoli Opera House Motion pictures of "The Fall of Ug" as it was presented recently by the Bohemian club under the redwoods will be a feature of the annual Bohe mian club concert tomorrow afternoon in the Tivoli opera house. A symphony orchestra of 75 men i will present the music, which Herman Perlet composed for that occasion, and I Perlet himself will be the director. The male chorus of husbandmen, shepherds, huntsmen and warriors will include 70 voices. The program follows: Prelude, orchestra. Story of the play. Intermezzo, with views of the Bohemian forest. Scene from "The Fall of Vg." In motion pic tures, with orchestra and chorus, Henry L. Perry, soloist. Scene from "The Fall of Vg" —"The Choice of tbe Victim" and "The Fanatic Dance." in mo tion pictures, with orchestra and spoken lines. Scene, "The Prince's Prayer," with stereop tlcon dissolving views and orchestra, Ralph Phelps, soloist. Scene between the nri r " , e nnrl Tripp, the fairy, in motion pictures, with dance of the flying fairies and o-.chestra aud spoken lines. , Bcenes, "The Human Sacrifice" and "Destruc tion of the God of Fear," in motion plrtures, with orchestra and chortia; soloist, Ralph Phelps. SERIES OF ACCIDENTS AT WILD WEST SHOW Birth of Papoose Also Marks Stay in Oakland; Crosses Bay Thursday The Oklahoma Ranch Wild West Show, which, combined with the big outfit which Frank J. Grifnn assem bled at the Salinas Rodeo, is coming to San Francisco for four days begin ning Thursday, August 21, celebrated its second day in Oakland yesterday with a series of accidents and the birth of a Cheyenne Indian papoose. The first of the accidents was when Tommy Douglas, the smallest cowboy who ever "scratched a bronco," was thrown from Rocking Chair, one of the Salinas buckers, fracturing two ribs and his collar bone. Sharkey, the huge bull which never yet has allowed a human bein« to stay on his back more than eight seconds, threw four men in four, seven, four and eight seconds respectively. "Big Boy" Jordan, an Oklahoma cow puncher, was the man who tied the best record ever made on Sharkey's back by sticking eight seconds, but he was finally pitched off with such a Jolt that he was picked up unconscious and remained so for more than two hours. A bet of $1,000 in gold coin was made yesterday between Mr. Griffin, tbe owner of Sharkey, and W. E. Burlock. representing the Oklahoma Ranch Wild West Show, that the show will pro- duce during the eight performances in San Francisco a rider who will stay on Sharkey's back for 1C seconds. The route to be traversed by the street parade Thursday morning will be announced In the newspapers of that morning. LOS ANGELES, Ang. 19.—Elmer Van cil, a barber, today in the superior court pleaded guilty to having robbed C. J. R- Carson, an elderly curio dealer of this city, of diamonds valued at 14,000. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1913. MRS. WRIGHT TOPS SEAL ROCKS MARK Swims Around Obstructions 50 Seconds Under Miss Nell Schmidt's Record Cleaving a rough sea with powerful strokes that sent her through the brine like a regular mermaid, Mrs. Myrtle Wright of the California Swimming and Life Saving club, yesterday morn ing made the difficult swim around the Seal rocks in 50 seconds less than the record time made several months ago by Miss Nell Schmidt of Alameda. Assisted by Captain Nelson of the United States Life Saving station, Mrs. Wright plunged into the breakers at 6:54 o'clock, while about 50 early risers cheered her from vantage points about the beach. Fourteen minutes later she passed the fourth rock and at 7:28 o'clock she stepped ashore, seem ingly none the worse for her long swim. Many who watched the start were doubtful as to the finish, so unsettled was the water, but after Mrs. Wright had covered a mile and a half, the sea became calmer. FORESTERS' DELEGATIONS WILL GO EAST TODAY HiKh Court Members Ready for Toronto and Others Will Attend Atlan tic City Session J. P. Murphy, D. J. Davis and J. E. Emmons of this city; F. M Reed of Sacramento, M. Chapman and G. Mc- Glnnis of San Jose, delegates from the high court of the Independent Order of Foresters of California, will depart to day for Toronto, Canada, to attend the session of the supreme court of the order. They will take literature and souvenirs to advertise San Francisco's fair in 1916. William M. Klinger, grand chief ranger of the Foresters of America in California, and 33 other delegates will depart tonight for Atlantic City to at tend the convention of the supreme court of the organization. The delegates will try to land the 1915 convention for this city. PARTNERS IN QUARREL; ONE SHOT IN THE JAW Thomas HofTmclre, Wounded by Charles Le Bnrron, Will Not Prosecute Assailant Thomas Hoffmeire, 1480 McAllister street, was shot in the left side of the jaw yesterday afternoon at Fourth and Berry streets by his partner, Charles le Barron, following a quarrel. Hoffmeire was not seriously injured. Le Barron gave himself up and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. According to the police, Hoffmeire will not prosecute. Hoffmeire and Le Barron are agents for an eastern ma chinery company. CONSCIENCE GOADED HIM Vincent La my, From Texas, Surrenders to Police for Embezzlement Vincent L. Lamy, former treasurer for the Texas Bottling Manufacturing company of Wichita Falls, Tex., gave himself up to Detective Sergeant Dob bin yesterday afternoon, saying he was a fugitive from justice. "My conscience troubled me," de clared Lamy. "I could not sleep nights." Lamy said he embezzled the money for an extravagant wife. The Texas authorities have been advised of the surrender. ISCHOOLS AND COLLEGES A military school for boys of 10 to 18. Located in the foothills, one mile from Burlingame. High. dry. healthful. Separate school (Tyler Hall) for younger boys. Fully accredited to the universities. Fall term begins Thursday, August 21 1913. San Francisco office, 116 Chronicle building Telephone, Douglas 2149. Send for catalogue. REV. WM. A- BREWER, Rector. St. Mary's College Conducted by the Christian Brothers. OAKLAND, CAL. Pre-legal and pre-medlcal studies; civil engi neering and commerce; high school department. Fifty-first year begins September 2. Send for catalogue to BROTHER AGNON, Registrar Fall Term Opens August 4th DAY, NIGHT AND Visit tha school or SATURDAY write for Illustrated CLASSES Catalogue. ANDERSON ACADEMY Has always endeavored to bring out what ia beat in a boy. Its methods, its equipment and its teachers enable it to do this success fully. Next term begins August 26. For further information apply to William Walker Anderson, principal, irvington P. 0., Cal. Home and Day School for Giris. Accredited to colleges East and West Grammar and Primary Departments. Four new buildings. Extensive ground*. Out-of-door study, recitations, physical training, sleeping porch. Domestic fdence. Fall term opens September t. Illustrated booltofinformarion. P-lncipaL MAS Yl. LOCKEY. A. B. MOUNT TAMALPAIS MILITARY ACADEMY SAN RAFAEL, CAL. Accredited by the State University and Stanford. Twenty-fourth year begins August 19th. Junior School separate. ARTHUR CROSBY, D. D,, Headmaster. BOONE'S H began Its thirty-third school year August 11. Accredited to tbe tinWerstties. F"r cata logue addreea BENJAMTN WEED, Principal, box 24, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA. I IiUWrTTIN I iVi 1 1 ILL HEALTH DRIVES MAN TO SUICIDE A. H. Davis, Railroad Con ductor, Shoots Himself in Hotel Turpin Continued ill health is believed to have Impelled A. H. Davis, a railroad conductor, to commit suicide in the wardrobe closet in his room in the Ho tel Turpln yesterday morning;. Davis shot himself through the right temple with a large caliber revolver. He was found huddled under tha clothing in the closet. Davis registered at the hotel Monday night. He was seen in the hallway of the building early in the forenoon. When a maid attempted to open the door of his room she discovered that if was locked. Two letters were found in the room. One was addressed to his wife in Mer ced and trie other to the secretary of the Order of Railway Conductors all 8524 West street, Berkeley. Mrs. Davis has been notified of th« tragedy. Three men in lower Pacific street yesterday held up Harold Ward, Fresno, and robbed him ot $65. Hi ( | Still Being Shown I | i The two latest fads ol |§ £ fashion which have ere- 1 a ted such a furore in & San Francisco during P the past week are still $ being shown at our ijj cafe. The Tango Dancing Gown &; and the Diaphanous Gown Hji are real marvels of the |j & dressmaker's art. Aside % ij; from the oddity of thl> & g| showing it compels at % tention and appreciation si by the quality and ex g quisiteness of fabric and H design. £ | / Every afternoon from 3 till 5 | j / Every evening from 8 till 12 V | lip HITCHCOCK Iff MILITARY I ACADEM B SAN RAFAEL THE ONLY SCHOOL IN THE WEST HAVING SEPARATE ROOMS FOR EACH BOT Accredited; large campus gymnasium. Indoor rifle range. Thirty-sixth academic year begins August 18, 1913. Cadets may enter any time of the year. Summer camp on Eel river, June te August. For illustrated Catalogue apply to PRINCIPALS REX W. 6HERER and S, J. HALLET OAKLAND KINDERGARTEN TRAINING SCHOOL On State Accredited List Two Years' Normal Course. Special Montessorl Course. GRACE EVERETT BARNARD Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley. Cal. ENGINEERING Civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, taught ia 12 months. No special preparation necessary. Individual instruction only, by experienced en gineers. Tarma reasonable. Write for catalogue. A VAN DER NAILLEN SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Established 1864. 51st and Telegraph Aye., Oakland, Cal. ST. IGNATIUS UNIVERSITY—The University embraces tbe following departments: The College of letters. Law, Engineering and a Premedical course; also an efficient course covering four years from the completion of standard grammar echools, and preparatory to the Universltr. ALBERT F. TRIVELLI. S. J., Preeldent. Next session opens September 2, 1913. SACRED HEART COLLEGE (CHRISTIAN BROTHERS) Grammar, commercial high school and college courses. Opens Monday, August 4. Registration begins July 28. Apply to registrar, Park 894 77S FeU Street MISS HEAD'S SCHOOL 863$ CHANNING WAY, BERKELEY, CAL. Boarding and Day School for ©iris. Accred ited to college. Grammar and Primary Grades. Twenty-sixth year. August 19, 1913. MARY E. WILSON. M. L.. Principal. JK Accredited to College*—Grammar a Primary Wi ML Grades. Twelfth year - Auf. 25. 1913. JC ll'l Ji 1 i YJHIUPIii^ I" 1 V 1 1 I I L%_ LIVIV 11 L 425 McAllister street Paul Gerson Dramatic School Largest training school of acting in America; positions secured; 6 months' graduation course; •end for catalogue. Cor. Hyde and Mf All< rt"f : ""t