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FRUIT GROWERS WIN FIRST SKIRMISH Motion by Railroads Denied in Interstate Hearing; Other Coast News SACRAMENTO, Dec. ».—Before Ex aminer Hart of the interstate com merce commission here yesterday fruit growers of California and receivers in Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico won the first skirmish ln the fight to prevent the railroads from rutting into effect a proposed raise of 30 per cent in freight rates on fruit and vegetables from California to the states mentioned. The railroads wanted the fruit cases lumped for one hearing, but the exam iner denied the motion. TEX YEARS FOR FORGER SANTA ROSA, Dec. 8. —M. Soberanes, •who confessed forging a check, has been sentenced to two years in Fol aom by Judge Seawell. Soberanes ad mitted forgeries in Petaluma. Santa Cruz and Sacramento. "WORSE THAJf HOLDUPS* LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9. —Declaring them worse than holdups. Judge Wil lis yesterday sentenced Leon F. Corey and John F. Ford to one year in the county jail for having sold lots worth less than 25 cents for 112.50. The properties were located at Lake Elsl nore. EDITORS VISIT CITRUS FAIR VISALIA, Dec. 9. —Seventy members of the Southern California Editorial association visited the citrus fair here yesterday. ELECTRIC LIKES IX RACE DIXON, Dec. 9. —The Northern Elec tric system and the Sacramento val ley lines are racing toward this city for franchise privileges, both hav ing applied for permits. The North ern Electric promises an extension to Woodland and thence to a connection with its main lie at Colusa, and agrees to let the Sacrameto valley lines use its right of way to this place, if trains are run on schedule time. The other road does not approve of this plan and Is making preparations to begin work on an extension from the Oakland and Antioch, 11 miles south of here, to Dixon. MINISTER TO SAN QUENTIN VISALIA. Dec. 9. —W. A. Iden. for mer pastor in Visalia, convicted last week of selling cows that had been mortgaged, has been sentenced to Aye years in San Quentin. •SKIP" KILLS MINER GRASS VALLEY, Dec. 9. — Harry Crase. miner, was killed ln the Golden Gate mine tonight by the overturning of a skip. His brother met death a few weeks ago in a similar manner. STEAMER TOWED IN SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9.—The disabled Mexican steamer Victoria, which broke her crankshaft down the coast, was towed in yesterday by a power launch. TREASURER AIDS POOR SANTA CLARA, Dec. 9.—Following his annual custom. City Treasurer Fatjo has distributed to charitable organizations $850 in checka Mr. Fatjo always contributes the commis sions of his office to assisting the poor at Christmas time. SUSPENDED FOR TANGOING SACRAMENTO, Dec 9.—Because they danced the tango during work ing hours. Miss Malona McCarthy, queen of a recent carnival; Miss Stella Cochrane and Miss Anna Allen, em ployes of the state printing office, have been suspended for one week. HARBOR BONDS SIGNED SACRAMENTO, Dec. 9.—Governor Johnson has signed the first 1500,000 of the big block of $4,675,000 San Francisco state harbor bonds, sold by State Treasurer Roberts on Novem ber 21, at a premium of $71,000, to the Hallsey-Rollins syndicate. Back to Jail Again; It's a Habit With Me' .Tack Brown, 33 years old. who has passed more than half his life behind bars, will go back to one of the state penitentiaries on Thursday to begin a fourth term. He pleaded guilty in Judge Donahue's court ln Oakland thits morning to robbing the house of A. A. Gregory, 605 Forty-second afreet. Oakland, several weeks ago. He obtained nothing but a small amount at money and Jewelry and ■was arrested immediately. Browne said he had spent so much time in Jail that another term would not matter much. Costly Gainsborough Brought to New York By Associated Press. SEW YORK, Dec. 9. —Another Brit ish masterpiece, the value of which Is above $100,000, has been brought to New York. It is learned that "The Market Cart," by Gainsborough, said to have been once owned by George JV, was bought by Elbert H. Gary some time ago and has been hung ln his Fifth avenue home. Duchess Puts Ban On Dancing Tango By Associated Press. OTTAWA, Dec. 9. —The tango dance Is not to be allowed at Government House festivities. The Duchess of Connaught, who is very fond of dan cing, has decided to draw the line and has let lt become known that she is positively opposed to the tango. CURRENCY VOTE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SOUGHT WASHINGTON, Dec. B.—Leaders hurried the currency debate along in the senate today, hoping to force a vote before the Christmas holidays. Senator Nelson, one of the republicans who |igned the anti-administration report, continued his speech, praising the Hitchcock substitute and attack ing the democratic bill. HEAD OF EXPOSITION GOES TO WASHINGTON President Charles C. Moore, accom panied by Theodore Hardee, chief of liberal arts of the exposition, left for Washington at 4 o'clock this after noon to confer with President WUson and governmental officials In regard to the exposition. NEW ENGLANDERS* PARTY The New England association will srlve a whist party Monday night et Sequoia hall. 1725 Washington street. . . . Falls in Cell, Dies Of Skul Fracture VISALIA. Dec. 9.—The Tulare county citrus fair is proving a greater success than those ln charge anticipated. Indications are that 50,000 persons will have entered the gates by Saturday, when the exposi tion closes. The entertainment features are more elaborate than ever seen before at a similar affair in Visalia. Railroads are offering special ratee. tl is intended to make Sat urday the banner day in attendance. Exeter, Lemon Cove, Porterville, Terra Bella, Orosi, Dlnuba. Three Rivers and Woodlake are the princi pal towns exhibiting citrus fruits. Money Lender's Warrant Pursues Garage Man SAN JOSE, Dec. 9.—A warrant has been Issued fo rthe arrest of W. E. Whitmire, garage proprietor, charging him with mortgaging automobiles that were left ln the garage to be sold on commission. G. F. Plylef, a money lender, who has been bringing a series of foreclosure suits against the garage man, is the plaintiff. Whitmire is the son of a prominent San FKrancisco at torney, but ten not be found by pro cess servers. MUSICAL NOTES Tonight at Scottish Rite auditorium the noted pianiste, Fannie Bloomfleld Zeisler, will make her reappearance in this city after an absence of more than nine years, during which time she has visited European music cen ters a number of times and has been continuously touring not only Eu rope, but America and South America. Tonights offerings will include Schumann's "Paplllons"; Paganir.i's caprice in E major, transcribed for piano by Schumann: Schumann's "Vogel als Prophet" and "Toccata, op. 7"; Chopin's sonata, op. 35, the one in which the famous funeral march is Included: the Andante Finale of Don izetti's opera "Lucia di arranged for piano (left hand alone) by Leschetizky: Dvorak's "Humor esque"; Schuett's "A la bier.c aimee" (No. 2 from Paplllons d'Amour, Sou venirs Vlennois, op. 591, Liszt's "Lie bestraum" and the Twelfth Hunga rian Rhapsodic and other numbers of like Importance. Friday afternoon at the Cort thea ter, Richard Wagner's memory will receive official honor from the San Francisco Symphony orchestra, this being the centenary of the master's birth, the entire program will ba de voted to Wagner compositions. Conductor Hadley and the music committee of the Musical Association of Ban Francisco, after careful de liberation, selected the following works as truly representing the very best efforts of Richard Wagner: Fifth symphony concert. Friday afternoon, Deceaih»r 12. JBl3. at I o'clock: "I-ohenerin" Prelnde "Parsifal" Oood Friday Spell "Slepfried Idyll" "Tristan and Isolde".. Prelude and I/jvc Death "Siegfried" Torest Murmur* "Tanohauiier" Overture * * * Musical and social circle* are evincing no end of interest in the joint recital of Clarence Whitehlll, the great barytone of the Chicago Orand Opera company, and Arthur Hadley, solo cellist of the San Fran cisco Symphony orchestra at the Co lonial ballroom of the Hotel St. Fran cis tonight at 8:30. Mrs. Robert Moore Hushes will be at the piano and the program will comprise the very best efforts of Caesar Frank, Porpora, Zandonia, Massenet, R. Strauss, Schubert, Faure, Godard, Hure, Davldoff, Schindler, Carpenter, Borowski, Henry Hadley and David Popper. DOCTOR ACQUITTED OF "SMUGGLING" ORANGES United States Commissioner Francis Krull dismissed today the charge against Dr. M. T. Sponogle, surgeon of the steamship City of Sydney, who was accused of bringing three oranges into this port from Mexico in violation of the quarantine against Mexican fruit, which is tabooed be cause of the harmful fruit fly. Recommends It to All Who Suffer From Kidney and Liver Complaints Mr - Clarence H. White, residing in that famous health resort. 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To postpone the effects of a seated dis ease is one thing; to heal the disease is quite another thing. Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Remedy is an herbal preparation with remarkable power in cases of kidney, liver and urinary diseases, and more powerful than they are. Improvement begins as soon as its use is commenced, and results sre effected in a very brief time. It has brought welcome relief to sufferers for over S« years as thousands testify. Sold everywhere by druggists in 60c and $1.00 sizes. V> rite for free sample to Warner's Safe Remedies Co., Dept. +40. Rochester, N. Y. THE SAN FRAyCISOO CALL AND POST, TUESDAY, DECJKMBER 9, 1913 NELL SCHMIDT VOWS TO OUTDO GIRL WHO PLANS CANAL SWIM Elaine Golding (standing), mermaid who gets ahead of Nell Schmidt and will be first woman to swim Panama canal "But I'll beat her record," says Alame daß, pictured at side Alameda Mermaid Says She'll Lower Eastern Mermaid's Record in Panama "I will beat her record, anyway, and she knows It. Being there first won t do her any good." This was the way Miss Nell Schmidt. Alameda mermaid, and champion woman swimmer, greeted the announcement that Miss Elaine Golding of Bath Beach, N. V.. had al ready sailed from New York for An con to swim through the Panama canal. Miss Schmidt cherished the Bame ambition, and has been arrang ing for financial backing for her unique swim. But her plan was anticipated by the Atlantic ocean mermaid, and Miss Schmidt, Just a bit nettled over the turn affaiis have taken, announced Prison Labor on Road Is Discussed By Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9.—The em ployment of prison labor in the con struction of roads and streets occupied much of the time of today's sessions of the Joint convention of the Ameri can Roar 1 Builders' association and American Good Roads congress. Gov ernor Tener made an address on what Pennsylvania has done and expects to do In the building of roads. Samuel Hill of Seattle, president of the Road Builders' association, presided. Asks Leave to Sue Frisco Officials By Associate* Press. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9.—William Niles of New York, owner of 600 shares of stock in the St. Louis and San Fran cisco railroad, asked the federal dis trict court today for permission to bring restitution suits against pres ent and former officials of the Frisco. WIFE'S ESTATE DISTRIBUTED REDWOOD CITY, Dec. 9.—The es tate of the late Agnes Howard Hayne was distributed today, her husband. Stephen Duncan Hayne, being sole heir. The estate consists of 3d tracts of land at San Mateo and Hillsbor ough and is worth $285,383.61. that, if she goes' to the canal, she will make Miss Golding's performance look childish compared with her own feat. Miss Schmidt was the first woman to swim across San Francisco bay, doing the distance ln three hours. Her swim around the Seal rocks in 34 min utes, where whirling currents make the going so dangerous, stands as a record. Sha has many other records and many medals and trophies to at test to her feats. Miss Schmidt plans in the event that she makes the trip to Panama to start from the Pacific side, while Miss Golding will commence her task from the Atlantic ocean. She has taken up her plan with Alex Pantages, theater magnate, and is trying to Interest him in the pro posed swim through the canal. Second Get Together Call Banquet Given The second of the "get together" banquets, inaugurated by the various departments of The Call and held every three months, was given last night. Members of the local de partment were guests of the mechani cal end of the paper. Den • McEvoy and Charley Gibson had charge of the arrangements. The tables had been arranged ln a tasteful manner and between courses short addresses were delivered by a number of the 50 men present. Tom Bellew was toastmaster and he called upon the following for speeches: Charley Gibson, Len Mc- Evoy, Colonel J. P. White, Daniel Murphy, J. P. Fitzslmmons. A. Carley, R. J. Kirk, W. G. Burrows and Opie L. Warner. IF BACK HURTS BEGIN JN SALTS Flush Your Kidneys Occasion ally if You Eat Meat Regularly No man or woman who eats meat regularly can make a mis/take by flushing the kidneys occasionally, says a well-known authority. Meat forms uric acid which excites the kidneys, they become overworked from the strain, get sluggish and fail to filter the waste and poisons from the blood, then we get sick. Nearly all rheuma tism, headaches, liver trouble, nerv ousness, dizziness, sleeplessness and urinary disorders come from sluggish kidneys. The moment you feel a dull ache !n the kidneys or your back hurta or if tha urine Is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, Irregular of passage or at tended by a sensation of scalding, stop eating meat and get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any phar macy; take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast and in a few days your kidneys will act fine. This famous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon Juice, com bined with lithia, and has been used for generations to flush and stimulate the kidneys, also to neutralize the acids in urine so it no longer causes irritation, thus ending bladder weak ness. Jad Salts is Inexpensive and can not injure; makes a delightful efferves cent lithla-water drink, which every one should take now and then to keep the kidneys clean and active and the blood pure, thereby avoiding serious kidney complications.—Advertisement. M'REYNOLDS FOR REAL TRUST CURB Attorney General in Report Opposes Oil and Tobacco Dissolution Plan By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9—Attorney General Mcßeynolds in his first report as head of the law department of the government, submitted to congress to day, makes few recommendations for legislation. The changes he urges have more to do with the machinery of courts than with the fabric of the law. On an anti-trust legislative pro gram the attorney general was silent. He asked congress for no amendment to the Sherman act, the rod his de partment uses to bring trusts to terms, and he points out no fault in its operation. President Wilson intends to send a special message on the trust ques tion to congress soon, and that un doubtedly will embody some of the attorney general's views. OPPOSES COURT DECREES Attorney General Mcßeynolds made it clear that so long as he was head of the department he would oppose court decrees ln anti-trust suits where the combination was dissolved Into parts under the control of the same stock holders. That plan, adopted in the Standard Oil and To bacco cases, he calls a "fundamental defect," and later adds in the same connection, "My fixed purpose Is to oppose any plan of dissolution which would leave the separate parts of the unlawful combination under the con trol of the same set of men." Coming to a review of the events with which his department has been concerned for the fiscal year, the at torney general shows that when he took office 52 cases were pending un der the Sherman law, and that since March 4 eight cases have been begun. WAR ON WHITE SLAVERS Through the bureau of investiga tion and a corps of local white slave officers the department, the attorney general says, has vigorously carried on the work of prosecution of of fenders and has helped suppress the traffic. Murders Woman Who Refused to Wed Him Crazed because Marie Pardlne would not become his wife. Avanard Ualytt, a Frenchman, fired three shots Into the woman's body in a house at 417 Sixth street, Oakland, at 8 o'clock last night, killing her almost instantly. , According to Ualytt. who confessed in the city Jail, he met the Pardine girl two years ago in San Francisco. After he had begged her to marry him she consented Sunday night at a gay dinner in an Oakland cafe. Last night T'alytt visited the woman and asked her to keep her promise, but she re fused. He then drew a revolver and fired the fatal shots. J. H. Speck, Defaulter, Loses Estate Job John H. Speck, defaulting real es tate man, was removed by Judge Gra ham today as administrator of the estate of Cassie W. Wilber, and Pub lic Administrator Hynes was ap pointed to succeed him. The action was based upon the fact that securi ties in the estate vanished about the same time Speck disappeared. <JPA Rousing Sale^p "iJf of all Novelty and Fancy Suits /^^^ mTh v 4 westi^i union JPSip fcffl rallies _^^^I|is^m 111 SI m Francisco Cloak Co.. I ■ i uJM Hl^lil These kits and Fancy Suit 0 JmP These suits $ 197 5 in the House, No Matter B| 1 $1 Q. 75 — I Bp! What the Former Price Was Wm iH — Si Nown9- 75 §|^r ( O/" Only four of the hundreds of Suits at this fSffiV) WOTIdeTTUI price are shown in this space. See dozens of #. JL #J VI "/ ' V others in our windows. Every new material ! KsOQX TICTG AkJ \iV*'JrW' l °* the season is included and many of the \fi •?laff V ' f C 7/1 • ,I* SU * ts are handsomely trimmed with furs. \ sil ' TOT ip IU in tflC City 'j»MktlSßr^ a Stunning high-grade brocaded effects are '-SSfcSj i/A u at Mtlto also in great numbers. Selections which are ISAiWk We guarantee the r ,|V Hi available tomorrow may not be duplicated satin lining for Slx Former Prices T HI i a i*r j j ' »i 0.75 to #«0.00. ~ later, so come Wednesday sure. months. c/ 7 /■■ f 7 GJ? . I Petticoats ■! lar $3.50 to $5 values. XsthaJl^sw' $ 1' 95 IRISH THEATER FOR S.F.; PLANS TO BE TOLD TOMORROW Sure of Success, Promoters Will Relate Progress at Tragedy Production Complete plans for an Irish theater In San Francisco will be divulged tomorrow night in Knights of Columbus auditorium with the pro duction of "Malachi Desmond," an Irish tragedy, by Seumas O'Brien, noted dramatist and sculptor, who is on a visit here from Ireland. Mr. O'Brien is giving his time and talenta to the Irish theater project, and will address the gathering tomorrow night on the progress made by a local committee, headed by Charles S. Phillips, editor of the Monitor, the official organ of the Catholic church here, who is the originator of the movement that is now sure of success. The picked cast that will present O'Brien's drama Includes such well known local artists as Richard S. Dln nigan, Thomas Naylor, William Green and Jewell Dlnnigan. After "Malachi Desmond" a big Irish singing and dancing festival will be given by the Irish Players' and Sing ers' club of this city, under auspices of which Wednesday night's pro gram will be conducted. Among the singers and dancers who will posi tively appear are Mrs. Joseph Leon ard, Mrs. William F. Dinnlgan, Mrs. William Barry, Irene Hannon, Jewell Dlnnigan, Mildred Kelleher, Alleen Keohane, Edna Kelleher, Mr. O'Ma honey, Daniel Cotter, P. J. Kelleher and Edward Courtney. Mail Supt. Resigns; Other Changes Expected The first shakeup in the local post office since Postmaster Charles W. Fay assumed control lias begun with the resignation of Dennis N. Coyne, superintendent of the malls, with a salary of ?2,700 a year. Coyne re signed yesterday, and It is expected, from remarks of the postmaster, that other changes will follow. The suc cessor of Coyne has not as yet been named, but his assistant. ».. L. St. Amant, and Postal Inspector Jesse Roberts have both been mentioned for the place. BANDITS SCARED OFF BY CRIES OF VICTIM While waiting for a car at Jackson and Webster streets at Bo'clock last night. Stanford L. Ooldstein, vice president of the California Fruit Can neries' association and director of the Mount Zion hospital, was held up by two masked bandits, but his cries caused them to run. MRS. REITER BETTER; DOCTORS OPTIMISTIC Mrs. Victor Reiter, wife of the manager of Hotel Oakland, seriously injured Saturday in an automobile smash, was resting easily today at the St. Francis hospital. She suffers less pain in the fractured arm. Hope Is held out that she is not internally injured. LECTURE ON SPAIN Historical Spain is the subject of the regular monthly lecture of the California Camera club, which is to be given at Native Sons' hall, 430 Mason street, at 8 p. m., Friday evening, December 12. Miss Jewell Dinnigan, one of the principals in the Irish play to be given tomorrow night. BORAX SMITH FOES LET CROTHERS SIT Arguments on a motion by the United Properties company, the hold ing concern for the P. M. Smith in terests, to discharge the writs of at tachment procured by the R. G. Han ford Investment company on nearly 11,000,000 worth of Smith's property began this afternoon before Judge Crothers. The sureties on the bonds given by the Hanford also were de bated. Before the hearing the judge an nounced that the firm of Crothers & Crothers, of which he was a member before being appointed to the bench by Governor Johnson, had been em ployed by Smith and Smith's corpora tions, and that if the litigants wished he would assign the case to another department. A E. Shaw, attorney for Hanford, and Attorney McWilliams of the firm of Morrison, Dunne & Brobeck, for Smith, were satisfied that Judge Crothers should sit. WILL HONOR W. S. BOVARD William S. Bovard. fleid secretary of the Methodist Brotherhood, will be the honor guest at a banquet given by ftrace chapter of the brotherhood Thursday night at the Grace Metho dist Episcopal church. 800 NEWSIES TO BE CALL-POST GUESTS Squads of 100 to Be Dined at Portola Louvre, Begin ning Monday The newsboys who sell The (Jail and Post are in for a genuine treat. Beginning Monday night, at 7 o'clock, tbe management of this Ta per will entertain at dinner, at the Portola, Louvre, all its newsboys. The youngsters will be taken ln relays of 100 each day. and. 1t will take eight days to feed them all. Not only will the little street mer chants be given a regular dinner, with all the rtimmings and service that has made the Portala Louvre famous, but they will be enertained with the ex travaganza, "Fairies In Toyljuid, that is a feature at the cafe this month. Every boy who sells The Call and Post is invited and as their names are received they will be allotted places. The tickets will be issued by tlon Manager Crawford. T PARKER T h j s is the , lucky curve last ward i FOUNTAIN in A PEN V- t . t /or fountain l H jr m Pens HHer Allthedis- Wk 4** agreeable features of eliminated f c a tv rer attached, The Fou simplified; '( wwn all self " fill ~ ®\B $1-50 $iaoo U*4k RADIXCO. Agents M 219-223 Ql th* T<-*t Post Yourself 3 door* above ———■ Grant Aye.