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TO TAKE P. & F. Transfer of Street Railway to Municipality Will Be Made 1 Tomorrow Acting Mayor Thomas Jennings stated this morning that all is In readiness for the taking over of the Presidio and Ferries street railway by the city tomorrow, when the fran chise expires. A special meeting of the hoard of supervisors will be held tomorrow afternoon, when the agree ment will be voted final passage by the board and an appropriation of $50,000 will be formally set aside for the first payment toward the purchase of the line. XO CHAXGE XOW "There will be no interruption in th© operation of the road, and the present transfer arrangement will be continued for the present. The acqui sition of the Union street line is an important addition to our municipal railway system, especially when it is earning more than $14,000 a month." The decision to continue the ex change of transfers on the present basis for the time being was reached at a conference yesterday between Jennings and other city officials and President Jesse W, Lilienthal and Manager Black of the United Rail roads. WILL WORK OUT SYSTEM While the present arrangement will remain undisturbed, the managers of the two roads will work out a new system which will later be presented to the United Railroads for approval. By the acquisition of the Union •treet line the city takes over 7V4 miles of track and 29 cars. All the old platform men will be retained and 12 additional employed. They will receive more pay and shorter hours by reason of the charter provisions t ailing for a minimum wage of $3 and a maximum day of eight hours. DIES AFTER LIVING 30 YEARS IN ONE HOUSE Jeremy T. Ford, who lived for more than 30 years at 2800 Boulevard ave -oiue, Oakland, died last night, aged 84. He came to California from New Eng land 61 years ago and engaged first in mining and then ln ranching. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Martha M. Ford, and by two daughters. Miss Carrie M. Ford and Lillie B. Hernon. IT WAS OTHER FLYNN DUNNE RULED AGAINST Because of the similarity of names of two men the Call and Post yester day erroneously said that John J. Flynn, against whom an order was issued by Judge Dunne restraining him entering his own home, was an employe of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company. GIRL SUICIDE'S ESTATE IS AWARDED TO MOTHER The estate of Olga Tehemovich, the heautiful Russian girl who killed her self at the St. Francis hotel a year ago, was today ordered distributed by Judge Graham. The property, worth $1,500, will go to the girl's mother, Glafira Tehemovich, at St. Petersburg. JOHN E^^lg Grant Avenue at Geary St., San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3600. Another Handbag Special dJO Cf*| Pin Morocco; warranted; lined *p£**%J\J throughout with Moire poplin; finished with nickel, gilt or gunmetal. Purse and Mirror. Colors: Browns, blues, tans and black. French Rococo Novelties Brocade Silk (pink, blue, gold or tan), garnished in hand made floral passementerie, gilt paillets and French prints. $1.75 —Match box—special. $2.25 —Cigarette box—special. $3.50 —Theater bags—special. A less expensive but very exquisite bag is in satin (pink or blue), overlaid with gold net. $1.95 special. Magnin Annex — First Floor. We Are the Headquarters for New Dancing Dresses t9Q White Chantilly Lace Tunic, *p£**7 trimmed elaborately in silver bugles; built over Charmeuse (white, pink or maize). - Sleeve bridles of Rhinestones. Very exquisite for the money, and distinctively re fined in its style. Tries to Substitute Defendant in Opium Case; Makes Failure Chin Vow Admits Acting as Dummy for Chin Jove; Bench Warrant Issued for Latter An attempt to substitute for the real defendant failed yesterday be fore Police Judge Sullivan. Chin .Toue was charged with having visited an opium den at 721 Clay street. Chin Vow was the man who had been ar rested, and he confessed that he was a "dummy." A bench warrant has been Issued for Chin Jove. Injured When Auto Plunges Over Bluff Suffering from severe injuries, which may prove fatal. Guy Hammett and Keith Maxwell of the Great West ern Power company are under the care of Martinez physicians today as a re sult of a plunge off a bluff ln the com pany's automobile yesterday. Hammett. who was driving the ma chine. In attempting to avoid a horse and buggy which appeared suddenly in the road before him and were only half discernible in the heavy fog, steered his car for the side of the road. The road was unfenced and the machine plunged down a 50 foot grade Into a ditch. Washington Irving - Settles Family Row The domestic difficulties of Wash ington Irving, grandnephew of the famous author and wealthy insurance man of San Francisco, have been le gally settled in Oakland, articles of separation being filed. These divide the property. What is held by him or Mrs. Sarah R Irving shall remain in his or her name. The suit for divorce, ln which Mrs. Lrving alleged he made love to serv ant girls, was dismissed several days ago, with a stipulation that he pay $:>OO a month. Bastian Arraigned On Burglary Charge William Frederick Bastlan, the "SIOO,OOO burglar," made his first ap pearance in the superior court today, when he was arraigned before Judge Cabaniss on a burglary charge. The case was continued until Saturday, on motion of Attorney Thomas O'Con nor, acting for the defendant. It is intimated about the court that Bastian will plead guilty Saturday and will waive a motion for probation. In that case he will be sentenced on that day. W. C. T. U. to Indorse U. S. Prohibition WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. —A meeting of the National W. C. T. U. leaders to indorse Representative Hobson's constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture or sale in this coun try of intoxicating beverages will be held in the capital rotunda Wednes day morning. Addresses will be made by Mrs. Ella Boole, president of the 'New York state organization, and by Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, the "Georgia cyclone." Auto Thieves., Caught, Kill Officer; Escape DETROIT, Dec. 9. —Patrolman Thomas F. Madden was shot and killed this morning as he attempted to arrest two men in a stolen auto mobile. The assailants escaped. THE SAN" FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER n, 1913 FRIEND BOYD DENIED FUEL JUDY JOB Rich Clubman, Admitting'lnti macy With Western Co. Chiefs, Excused BULLETIN Five Jnmrs were temporarily parsed up to noon today in tbe Western Fuel cases. They are Martin OTonnell, IJW*3 Fifteenth street; A. < briattanaon. manager Wrlla Fargo & to.i It. E. Herd man. Palo Kit John T. <ai mar tin. 230 Brnnnan street i Joseph G. (.ailnjeher. 1280 Valencia street. These are subject to peremptory challenge. George Boyd, rich clubmanfi admit ting that he is the friend of officials of the Western Fuel company, was called today in the selection of the Jury to try the eight officials and em ployes on charges of defrauding the government of thousands of dollars by false weighing. Boyd was excused from serving on the Jury when challenged by Matt L Sullivan, one of the special prosecu tors. Boyd, a real estate man with in terests in San Rafael and San Fran cisco, is a member of the Pacific Union club. His friendship with the accused men was discovered when he was ex amined before Federal Judge Dooling, before whom the Jury is being sel lected. Special Prosecutor Sullivan out lined briefly what the government in tends to prove. Boyd testified that he was intimately acquainted with Sid ney V. Smith, a director of the fuel company and one of the defendants. He said he had known him from boy hood and that while he was willing to try to bring ln a verdict on the evi dence, he would, nevertheless, give Smith the benefit of every doubt. KNOWS OTHERS OF FIRM Boyd also said that he knew Presi dent John L. Howard of the company, Robert Bruce, a director, and James B. Smith, manager and director. His acquaintance with these men was principally as fellow members of the Pacific Union club. Attorney Stanley Moore, for the de fense, contended that Boyd's frame of mind should not disqualify him, but Judge Dooling sustained the chal lenge, saying, "No man should be tried by his intimate friends any more than by his enemies." It was agreed by attorneys on both sides that the Jury election should proceed under the civil code pro cedure whereby the defense is al lowed 10 challenges and the prosecu tion 6. The other Jurors temporarily on the panel are: Martin O'Connell, 1983 Fifteenth street; Robert G. Hooker, Palo Alto; A. Christianson, 85 Second street; C. A. Joss, Oakland; A S. Fer guson, 244 California street; E. R. Folger, Oakland; Joseph G. Gallagher, 1280 Valencia street; John T. Gil martin, 230 Brannan street; R. E. Herdman, Palo Alto; Robert G. Hooker, San Mateo, and John H. Mas terson. Belvedere. THE OTHER DEFENDANTS The defendants are, besides the men Boyd knows, J. L. Schmidt, treas urer and director; Frederick C. Mills, superintendent; N. R. Mayer, weigher; Edward J. Smith, weigher and former tax collector of San Francisco, who serVed a te|m in the penitentiary for embezzlement. The prosecution contends, in addl to customs fraud, that the gov ernment was swindled in deliveries of coal to the army transport service, and that the engineers of the Toyo Kisen Kaislia line and the Pacific Mail Steamship company were bribed on the basis of 2V4 cents a ton to overlook short weight coal consign ments from the Western Fuel com pany. _ ILLNESS OF 9 YEAR OLD SON REUNITES PARENTS AT BEDSIDE Mrs. Marian L. Goodspeed, reconciled to husband by illness of 9 year old son. COULSON CASE TO REACH JURY TODAY The Coulson case went to the jury at 12:40 o'clock this afternoon. Without deliberating, the jury ad journed at 12:55 o'clock for lunch, and was told to convene again at 2 o'clock. The closing argument by the de fense In the trial of Arthur W. Coul son, charged with the murder of William Acker and George Kovack at the Atlas garage September 19, be gan before Judge Dunne just before noon today. Attorney George Llppman, counsel for the defense, ln his argument to the Jury ln behalf of his client, summed up the testimony and showed the weak points in the chain of cir cumstantial evidence which was of fered by the state. He declared that there was not a reasonable amount of evidence to prove the guilt of the defendant and said that the state had failed in its case and there was no base for the arrest of Coulson. "Of all the 25 witnesses who took the stand for the prosecution there was not one that directly linked this defendant with the crime. The re volver which was offered ln evidence and which was found by Detective Gallagher in the washroom of a hotel in Fifth street has not been proved to be the property of Coulson. There was not one witness who could say that Coulson was seen near the scene of the shooting that night." Assistant District Attorney Berry will make the closing argument for the state this afternoon, and it is expected that the case will go to the jury tonight. Sixth Official in 5 Months Injured MARYSVILLE, Dec. 9.—The injury of County Engineer William Meek last evening while Inspecting bridge construction made the sixth Tuba of ficial injured in the last five months. Meek's overcoat was caught in a ce ment mixer, throwing him to the ground, where he received a fracture of the skull. _____ Ryland C. Goodspeed, now on second honeymoon I trip with Mrs. I Goodspeed Reconciled Before Final De cree, Couple Are on Their Second Honeymoon Reunited at the bedside of their 9 year old son, who lay at the door of death, Ryland C. Goodspeed, a wealthy Oakland man, and his talented wife, Mrs. Marian L. Goodspeed, a musician, have become reconciled and have had dismissed a divorce action which this week would have sundered them for ever. The suit was brought a year ago by Mrs. Goodspeed. the former Miss Marian Parmalee of Oakland, as the result of supposed incompatability of temperaments. The husband and wife lived apart, the son with the mother. One year ago the superior court oX Alameda county gave the interlocutory decree, and soon would have made ir revocable the action. Then came the illness of the child, Ryland C. Goodspeed Jr. He grew steadily worse, and Mrs. Goodspeed despaired of his life. So she sum moned her estranged husband to the bedside, and there the man and wife repented of their parting. And when their son rallied andr recovered his health the parents did not again sepa rate. Instead, they arranged for dismissal of the divorce suit. Now they have gone to Portland, Ore., on their second honeymoon. When they return they will live at 8818 Howe street, Oakland, where Mrs. Goodspeed nursed her sick son and rejoined her husband. Goodspeed inherited considerable property from his grandfather, O. W. Pratt, a wealthy Butte county rancher, receiving a legacy of 10,000 Butte county acres and Income bear ing property in Oakland. Wireless Station Is Looted by Boy of 17 SAN JOSE, Dec. 9. —Wholesale bur glaries, theftsg of bicycles and of the typewriter and receiving instruments from a wireless station are admitted ln a confession this morning by George Tevis, 17 years old. The confession was made to Deputy Sheriffs Bufflngton and Bigger, who worked two weeks to stop the rob beries. Citrus Fair at Visalia Draws Crowds of 50,000 MARYSVILLE, Dec. 9.—The fourth person to die in this city during the last two months from concussion of the brain received in falls occurred when Ed Brannan fell to the cell floor ln the Jail here, causing a se vere fracture of the skull. Hale's for Toys Market at Fifth Teeth Marks Made In Apple Lead to the Arrest of Burglars Only Clew Found by Police Leads to Confession by Pair of Long Beach Cracksmen By Associated Press. LOJfQ BEACH, Dec. 9.—Ralph Hotal ing and Oscar Tilling are under arrest here today charged with burglary, their connection with the alleged crime having been established by im pressions of teeth left in an apple. The police claim both have confessed. When the burglary occurred the only clew to be found Was an apple which one of the burglars had bitten into while ransacking the pantry. night Ihese teeth marks were identified as having been made by Hotaling, and his arrest followed. Wells Not Given Up, InsDector Testifies J. TT. Kingshury. mineral inspector for the general land office, testified in the government suit against the Southern Pacific yesterday for pos session of the Elk Hills property that the oil wells had not been abandoned by the Associated Oil com pany, an auxiliary of the Southern Pacific. Photographs were introduced hy Kingsbury showing that the wells had been capped and not given up, as claimed by the Associated Oil corporation. Kingsbury also testified that there was still petroleum In the sumps. LOS ANGELES ARTISTS SEND PICTURES HERE The California Art club of Los Angeles has sent the San Francisco Art Institute several pictures done by southern California artists for exhi bition until December 30. The ex hibit was opened last night. WOMAN CRIES 'PLOT' IN SCANDAL The trial of Mrs. Mary Vaughn, social worker, charged with soliciting a bribe of $500 from R. M. "Widney Sr. of Los Angeles, was set by Judge Lawlor this morning for Thursday, December 18. Mrs. Vaughn was in court, accom panied by Mrs. Frances Gibson and Mrs. L. M. Evertson of the Women's Political league, in behalf of which organization it has been charged Mrs. Vaughn was' engaged in her social work. "It is a most insolent trial and con spiracy against me," Mrs. Vaughn said. "I was trying to help Vivien Lyons because I had been working in behalf of victims of white slavers. The Widney family have lt in for me. "Judge Widney promised to give me $5,000 for Miss Lyons, whom I was trying to keep out of the insane asylum. Instead he slipped me a check that I found out afterward was for only $500, and made out to me. He didn't even spell my name right." Wife, $200, Diamond Ring Gone, He Says The police were asked today to search for Mrs. Lucy Levy, 48 years old, 267 Vienna street, who disap peared on Sunday. S. G. Levy, her husband, says that his wife had $200 in gold and a large diamond ring on her finger. Mrs. Levy is described as being 5 feet 4 inches in height, weighs 160 pounds and has' brown hair. Thomas Williams, 364 Eddy street, was reported by his wife as missing. Williams, who is 35 years old, left his hotel on November 29, saying he was going to San Jose to obtain employ ment. His Yacht Delayed, Magnate Uses Train Colonel D. C. Jackling is at the St. Francis hotel awaiting the arrival of his half million dollar yacht, which is making its third attempt to reach San Francisco from Seattle. The first attempt was made November 24. Two days later the yacht was again back ln Seattle. Trouble with the crew and storms have caused the delays. The third departure was made today. Colonel .Tackling was on the yacht when it made its first start, but after the failure he came «to San Francisco by rail. Found in Bed With Fractured Skull Found in bed at midnight suffering a small fracture of the skull, William McKee, a longshoreman, was taken from his home at 1515 Nineteenth avenue early this morning to the park emergency hospital and later to the central emergency, where he is now under observation. McKee does not know how he re ceived the hurt, nor does any one else, but it is thought he fell down stairs ln his home and returned quietly to his room without realizing the extent of his injuries. Marriage Annulled as Trick Is Revealed Mrs. Bernice Mock's marriage to Allen J. Mock was annuled today by Judge Van Nostrand after she told the court she had been tricked into marrying Mock by friends of her for. mer husband. Mrs. Mock stated that when she was Mrs. Johnson some of her husband's friends told her he had secured a divorce. Acting on this be lief, she married Mock at Santa Cruz on December 2 last year. TO DISCUSS CONTROL OF STATE'S RESOURCES Whether the national government or the state should control the re sources of California is to be dis cussed at the regular monthly meet ing of the Commonwealth club at the St. Francis hotel tomorrow night. The meeting will be held at 6 o'clock, and, following several addresses, the subject will be opened for general discussion. PATROL SPECIAL POLICE HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION The Patrol Special Police Officers" Protective association of San Fran cisco at its closing meeting for 1913 yesterday elected J. E. Huier presi dent Frank Luttinger, vice president; T. E. Healy, secretary; F. A. Gunn, financial secretary; A. Briggs, treas urer, and J. S. Silver, sergeant at arms. Cox Urn Mining >*ar. VICTIM DIES AS FRIEND LOOKS ON Deadly Alviso Marsh Claims Oscar Lind; Mystery Surrounds Death PAN JOSE, Dec. 9.—Pulling a boat along a slough three miles above Al yisn, in plain sight of a friend, Oscar I-ind. aaed 28, disappeared mysteri ously in the same marsh where Thomas Warren, a San Francisco at torney, was lost a year ago, and within a mile of where Calvin Valpey was drowned last week. The news was brought to Alviso last night by Randolph Swendson, a San Francisco liquor dealer and hunt ing companion of Lind. Swendson says lie went into a duokblind, and Lind, who had no gun, rowed the boat about 200 yards up the slough. Swendson called for. Lind, but got no answer. The boat was empty. The ground was clear of tall vege tation and the boat had been under the observation of Swendson almost continuously, except when the latter turned his head to watch a flock of docks. The boat held only a half opened bottle of beer, and had not touched the bank. There were rto marks along the bank to indicate any one had dis appeared through the ooze. The bot tle was upright in the boat, showing no one had fallen overboard, which would have rocked the craft. Swendson was unable to reach the boat and walked to Alviso, where he gave the alarm. GIST IS CLAD TO ESCAPE SNOW "Glad to be back in San Francisco? I can't half express my happiness. After being snowbound in New York and half frozen, why shouldn't one be tickled to get back into the land of blessings?" Moses Gunst of San Francisco, owner of a chain of cigar stores, said this today as he turned to a great pile of papers on his' desk that had col lected in his absence. "I am lucky in many ways," he continued. "For instance, instead of, being on an overland train stuck 10 feet deep in sno wand without heat or light most of the time, I was on one that was burled only five feet in snow and we had both heat and light. "Just this side of Cheyenne our train refused to go farther. We thought we were being badly treated until we learned that the train ahead and the one behind were without heat, light or sufficient food. Sure, I am glad to be back." FRENCH SECRETARY FOR EXPOSITION KNOWN HERE M. Francois de Tessan, who has re cently been appointed secretary gen eral of the French section of the Panama-Pacific exposition, Is well known ln this city. Mrs. de Tessan, his wife, is the sister of Paul Ver dier, vice president of the City of Paris Dry Goods company. WILL INVESTIGATE HOUSING CONDITIONS To investigate housing conditions ln San Francisco and the transbay cities, Mrs. Cora Deal Lewis, chair man of the Comniittee on civic legisla tion in the Los Angeles Civic league and member of the municipal housing commission, arrived in San Francisco yesterday. Store Opens at s>s3©a.irn. Closes at 6 :30 p. m. ®fo> White TJouHg Americami and European Leather Novelties The White House Leatlher Goods Depart mrient is decidedly interesting at this time, as it is full off inexpensive and expensive articles most suitable for gift purposes. THE SEMIANNUAL SALE OF Women's Wearing Apparel Is being continued on the second floor. toys (Fourth Floor) Early shoppers will have the advantage of unbroken assortments and the pick off many exclusive things that cannet be du= plicated later on. A real live Santa Glaus visits the Toy De partment every day ffrom 10:30 a. m. to 112 m. and 2 to 4 p. m. BOOKS (Main Floor) The White House book shelves are com pletely stocked with gifft books, both in English and in the foreign languages. THIS WEEK ONLY All rare books in the de luxe bindings on sale at 11=4 off regular prices. 3 § Look //erei; | Every Daytx The Pansy o Doll in thejj City of Paris \ ! depart- j j IKM\ y ) V ment is one \ \ H"M /of the at-!! flH»"i-I5S\ tractive;; members of \\ c k*2 J \ family. ! I The price of her ($ 1) | is cheap, but you d te;; amazed at her beauty \ \ and style. Every child \ \ who visits the fwill be given by ourf Santa Claus a beautiful \ \ story Look entitled!! "Trips to Toyland/' by \ \ Ona Otto. I UNION SQUARE^J Hale's for Toys Market at Fifth VESSEL DRIFTS AWAY FROM EXPLORER OTTAWA, Ont, Dec. 9.—Explorer Vllhjalmur Stefansson and his staunch vessel, the little whaler Karluk, were separated from each other, according to Stefansson's last message from Point Barrow, dated October 30, which has just arrived. The ship was fro zen ln the Ice August 17 and drifted till September 10, and then the drift ing stopped. Believing the ship sta tionary for the winter, the explorer started on a hunting trip with six men. A gale started, however, and when the storm cleared the ice had gone, and with it the Karluk. Stef fanson followed the coast to Barrow, but did not sight the vessel, and he now thinks ljt drifted or steamed in the other direction. The Karluk had 25 men aboard and no fears are felt for its safety. Stetfanson plans a survey of the Mackenzie delta.