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Sheriff Frederick Eggers and bis
deputies, a little nervous in anticipa
tion of the ordeal, are waiting for 4
o'clock this afternoon, when they will
troop into Judge William P. Lawlor's
court to explain the presence of a
number of professional Jurymen on the
venire of 200 examined yesterday be
fore the court.
"If there are any objectionable
names in that panel I have been im
posed upon by 60me of my most trust
ed deputies," Eggers said today.
During: the examination several men
said they had asked to do Jury duty.
Judge Lawlor excused them with a re
mark about "the peculiar circum
stances under which they were se
Judge Lawlor would not discuss the
Situation ln detail, but lt is apparent
from the scores of professionals he
turned off the panel he Is going to
find out the "why and the wherefore"
of professional jurymen.
The Elmhurst Board of Trade will
meet tomorrow night to discuss the
Grant Avenue at Geary St., San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3600.
We Are Headquarters
Gifts for Babies
Just Going Into Short Clothes
Little Dresses; embroidery yoke; lace and handstitching
edges the neck and sleeves 65c, 75^
Little Dresses; hand embroidered;
hand made. $1.95, $2.50, $2.95 each
Baby Skirts; hemmed; dainty tucks 50£
Baby Skirts; embroidered ruffles , 65c
Baby Shoes of all sorts in all dainty colors; per pair and
Crepe de Chine Petticoats $3.95
Hundreds of styles. Fine for Gifts.
Boxed in exquisite Dresden boxes.
I. MAGNIN & CO., Grant Aye. at Geary St.
For Gifts
Gifts of Character
in Furniture
\ 7ISITORS to L. Kreiss & Sons' Holiday
Furniture Displays will find hundreds of dif
ferent styles of presentation pieces to select from.
Without seeing this unique assemblage it is not pos
sible to realize how readily one can solve the problem of
choosing gifts that are beautiful, serviceable and in good
taste. $
You may only want a foot rest at $3.50, or you may ,
want a richly inlaid desk that is a work of art in wood.
The proper pieces are here for both of these require- •
ments and for many other purposes, and purse limits,
such as Nests of Tables, Tea Tables, Music Cabinets, Tea
Wagons, Book Racks, Book Cases, Rockers, Arm Chairs,
Library Desks, Chests of Drawers and a diversity-of
other things, including many types of classic design.
L. Kreiss & Sons
Sutter and Stockton Streets.
Scene from "Fairies in Toyland," which will 4) c presented while the boys enjoy the banquet.
proposed five cent fare east of Six
tieth avenue and "The Neglected Con
dition of East Fourteenth street."
Cooks Busy Preparing Choice
Dainties for Boys Who Sell
The Call-Post
"Hey, Jlmmle!"
"Going" to the big- feed dat the
Call-Post is goin' to give de kids?"
"Am I goin'? Watch me!"
That's what you hear everywhere
The Call-Post newsboys congregate, i
Visions of gastronomic happiness as
sail their sleeping and walking hours
In anticipation of Monday night,
when tahey will be the guests of The
Call-Post at a big dinner to be given
in the Portola-Louvre.
One hundred newsboys will be
taken at a trip and it is going to take
eight trips to complete the Job.
Not only will they be given a regu
lar big dinner, with all the trimming
appertaining thereto, but they will be
entertained as well with the extrava
ganza, "Fairies in Toyland." that is a
feature at the cafe.
The dinner which the newsboys are
going to have tendered them will be
divided into eight parts, one each
night and 100 newsboys to a part.
"Some Feed," the boys call it while
they count off the minutes that must
pass before the eventful occasion rolls
Each boy who sells the Call-Post
is entitled to attend, and as their
names are received they will be as
signed a place. The tickets to the
big feed will be Issued by Circulation
Manager Crawford.
Presidio Now Biggest
Garrison in West
The Presidio of San Francisco has
the strongest garrison of any military
post west of the Mississippi river.
Bright and early this morning two
special trains arrived at the Third
and Townsend streets depot with the
Twelfth United States infantry from
Monterey. This completes the mobili
zation of the Eighth brigade at San
Colonel William H C. Bowen was
in command. The soldiers, laden with
equipment, followed by teams bearing
their impedimenta, marched to the
! They passed the First cavalry, en
j route to the Presidio of oMnterey, its
; future station.
Roused From Bed, Then
Whipped and Robbed
The noise of battle is a hallway of
j the Dewey hove. at Fourth and How-
Sard streets, at 3:80 o'clock this mors
| ing took Policemas W. G. Meagher to
the sceen of a fight of three mes, ose
|of whom said he had been robbed by
i the other two of $25.
Both of the other mes ran. eMagher
j succeeded is capturing one, who gave
i his name as Charles Farley and said
jhe was a miner. He has been charged
! with robbery.
The victim is also a miner, eGorge
Thomas. He Bays he was roused from
sleep by loud knocks at his door,
both men attacked him. knocked him
: down and went through his trousers.
$75,000 Saving for
City by Compromise
The consent of John F. Neylan,
president of the state board of con
trol, to meet a committee and try to
arrange some kind of a compromise
between the state and the city for
providing for indigent children, may
save the city $75,000 a year. Neylan
yesterday held a conference with the
finance committee of the board of su
pervisors. Auditor Boyle, Judge Mu
rasky and Probation Officer Astredo.
The compromise meeting will be held
next week.
"Black Trio" Suspect
Taken in Police Net
On suspicion of being one of the
"Black Trio" that has created a reign
of terror in San Francisco for the last
few weeks. George Sweeney, a team
ster, was arrested last night by De
tectives Burke and Richards. A sheet
metal worker, one of four men recent
ly held up in the union's hall by the
"Black Trio," is said to have identi
fied Sweeney positively as one of the
Struck on the head by a tumbling
girder while he was working on a
lower floor in the United States Steel
Products building at the foot of
Twentieth street, Peter Mellonas, a
mechanic living at Twentieth and
Valencia streets, lies at the central
emergency hospital with a fractured
skull. He is not expected to live. At
first there was considerable mystery
as to how he was struck, but investi
gation showed that a girder on a
floor above him became loose and fell
on him.
The second of a series of sex hy
giene lectures will be given tonight
at B'Nal B'Rith hall, 149 Kddy street,
by Dr. W. Ophtils of Stanford, under
the direction of tiie B'Nal B'Rith com
mittee of 50 and the California Social
Hygiene society. Only men will be
The Western Fuel fraud trial will
be resumed this afternoon, with 12
Jurors temporarily chosen and the
possibility of a Jury being selected be
fore adjournment for the day.
One of the six peremptory clial
lenges allowed the prosecution has
been exercised, and one of the 10 al
lowed the defense.
Matt L Sullivan and Theodore J.
Roche, special prosecutors, objected
successfully yesterday to several
talesmen who were members of the
Pacific Union club, to wnlch a number
of the defendants belong.
These Jurors admitted frankly that
they frequently met the fuel company
officials at the club. In most instances
these veniremen admitted that they
would be inclined to give their fellow
club members the benefit of every
Among the Jurors excused for preju
dice by Judge Dooling were:
George Boyd of San Rafael; Robert
G. Hooker of Hooker & Lent, real es
tate brokers; Ernest R. Folger, first
vice president of the J. A. Folger
company; A. S. Ferguson, salesman for
the Ferguson-Moore company; John
Reid, father in law of Mayor Rolph;
George T. Page, ship broker, and E. H.
Tryon, who was a Taft delegate to
the last republican convention.
The government used a peremptory
challenge in the case of John T. Gil
martin, manager of the H. S. Crocker
company, and the defense removed
George J. Gallagher, who runs a
plumbing and general merchandise
business in the Mission. He testified
that he had known Attorney Sullivan
and his family for 40 years.
The Jurors who were left in the box
Martin O'Connell, retired foundry
Andrew Christian sou. vice prealdent
and manager Wella Fargo company.
Rot*crt E. Herdman, soliciting agent,
Perm Mutual Life Insurance com
Fred Becker, butcher, Oakland.
C. A. Doss, carpenter, Oakland.
<'baric* R. Nauert, retired foundry
man, Alvarado.
J. H. Musteraon, prealdent San Fran
ciaco Lumber company.
Thomas C. Maher, patent appliances.
W. F. Murray, Murray Brother*' Ma
chine works.
Charles B. Melntoab, vice president
Bank of California.
William K. Beala, prealdent Bank of
San Joae, .San Jose.
B. C Allen, hardware, Oakland.
Warden for Folsom
Is Still Unnamed
The selection of a warden for Fol
som penitentiary to succeed James A.
Johnston, now San Quentin's warden,
today appears no nearer accompllsh
mest than whes John A. Hoyle's res
ignatios as Sas Questin's warden was
Desnis M. Duffy of the state board
of prison directors, today said there
were even or eigth in the field. The
board member have not committed
themselves, except C. L. Neumlller,
who has favored Dell eKagle, a San
Joaquis county farmer. The directors
meet at San Quentls Friday asd Sat
Articles made by the inmates of the
California Refuge for Girls and others
will be sold Saturday at the Stewart
hotel, thep roceeds aiding the home.
The sale is under the direction of
Mrs. M. Berry Goodwin, president of
the home's organization.
Piles Cured In 0 to 14 Days
Druggists refund money If PAZO OINTMENT
fails to cure Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Pro
truding Piles. First application gives relict.
60c. —Advertisement.
Coupon for The Call-Alice Lloyd
Dancing Class
THIS Coupon, when presented at the BUSINESS OFFICE OF
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, entitles the bearer to ONE
CARD admitting to the TANGO and MODERN DANCING
classes which MISS ALICE LLOYD will conduct every afternoon,
after the matinee performance, at the CORT THEATER.
For particulars see news column*.
Authorities Agree That People
of City Are Moderate
Eat too much? Now, do we?
Are San Franciscans open to the im
putation of that horrid, old fashioned,
biblical sin of gluttony?
Mrs. William Palmer Lucas, author
of "The Woman Who Spends," declared
yesterday that the people of this city
certainly eat too much, and those vis
itors here who would be entertained
must fast to prepare for the function.
It is the opinion of those who live
and have their being in San Francisco
that quality rather than quantity has
marked their repasts, and some of
them have to say on the subject as
Mm. Mary Simpson Sperry, a notable
housewife and prominent ln
women's actlviUes of the day—l
certainly, in my own circle, do not
see people eat too much. I believe
in having: plenty of plain, whole
some food, and I certainly can not
be accused of overeating. No
woman of my years could lead the
active life I do If she did.
Eating is a personal matter, of
course, but I do not think an ex
travagant standard prevails here.
A good diet is needed and personal
Judgment must decide those things
which are best for us. Certainly
the people here look healthy
enough, so they can not go so very
far wrong in their eating.
Or. < aroiinc took Coffin, physician
and state chairman of the House
wives' league—l do think San
Franciscans eat too much. They
proceed to feed you at once, no
matter what the entertainment is.
There Is, for instance, too much
general eating by organizations. It
is getting so that you can't get
people together for any cause un
less they are fed. It must be a
luncheon or a dinner or there is no
Inordinate eating is bad, and
there is a saying that more people
have died from overeating than
from starvation. Here one sees the
result of the old fashioned Califor
nia hospitality and Visitors are en
tertained too lavishly.
San Franciscans have the repu
tation for being good feeders, but
that will cause depreciation, for it
does not make for mental activity.
Mrs. I. l.owrnbrrg, author and club
president—l don't believe people
think any more of food here than
they do ln other places. In fact, I
doubt if they think as much of
what they are eating, for this rea
son: they pay so much attention to
the details of the service of food.
The table decorations and acces
sories certainly are considered more
by the guests at luncheons and din
ners. It seems to me, than is the
Hostesses here do not overdo the
matter of providing food, but give
enough of good quality, and then
furnish delights to the eye as well.
That appeals to the senses in a
higher way. There is a general de
sire here for good, wholesome food,
but I do not think the mass of the
people are either gourmands or
gourmets. There is no feeling here
of the grossness of one's food."
John Talt of Talt-Ztnkand cafe—The
charge is not true that San Fran
ciscans overeat. People live here
more as they do in European coun
tries. They eat very little break
fast, probably an orange and a cup
of cdftee or something of that kind.
Then they take a good luncheon at
12 or 1 o'clock and if they dine
alone they are apt to dine lightly.
In fact, I think San Francisco
people themselves eat rather less
than ln many places. They certain
ly give their guests more because
the old southern hospitality, com
bined with California hospitality,
makes them seek to do much for
their visitors. They themselves,
however, eat little and they merely
offer it to others; there Is no com
pulsion used. People come in to
me and order a dinner when they
are entertaining and they say gen
erally, "Give me a good dinner now,
the best you can. but not too much.
Let the courses be light." San
Franciscans know better how to eat
than any others in the country, out
side of new York. They live more
as Europeans do.
JAMES Woods of the St. Francis hotel
—I can not agree with that opinion.
San Franciscans have good taste,
taking them as a whole. And over
eating is decidedly bad taste. There
are to be found individual examples,
as there may be any place, but the
tendency here is to the right thing.
They do not overdo in the matter of
entertainment. At least that is our
erperience. They want things sim
ple, but everything very fine. Con
stantly we are told: "Thl sdinner
must be the best you can do for us,
but not too long." There is a de
sire here to have the very best of
food, a few things, but quality every
time rather than quantity. There
can be but little criticism offered of
the tendency of the people of San
Francisco in the matter of eating."
Two Smugglers Get
Three Years in Prison
Thomas J. Murphy and George
Poole, who amassed fortunes smug
gling opium into this country from
Mexico were sentenced to serve three
years each in San Quentin today by
Federal Judge Maurice T. Dooling.
Murphy read an Interesting letter to
the court showing that he had been
engaged ln the contraband trade In
Mexico for years and had been con
victed both ln Texas and Los An
geles of smuggling.
Mrs. Elsie Gilbert, who introduced husband's love letters in sup
port ol her suit for maintenance.
"Give me one
more chance;
he wrote
"I swear I
never loved
but you,"
Judge Griffin Grants Decree in Wife's Maintenance Suit
After Listening to Passionate Letters
His passionate plea for forgiveness
today resulted in Fred E. Gtlbert be
ing ordered to pay his wife, Elsie,
$150 a month for separate mainten
Letters written on a trip he took in
October and November, 1912, a year
after their marriage, were presented
by Mrs. Gilbert in her suit before
Judge Griffin.
Gilbert is western representative of
the American Art company of Coshock
ton, O. His wife says he makes from
$350 to $500 a month.
She testified that once, returning
unexpectedly from Sacramento, she
found him in a room he had not left
for three days, living only on ab
There was a woman in the room,
It all started, Mrs. Gilbert testified,
when she returned from a tirp out of
town and found a pair of long white
kid gloves in her husband's pocket.
That was at 635 Larkin street, a
boarding house. The landlady told her
he had come home intoxicated and had
to be ptu to bed.
Mrs. Gilbert, who lives at 1813 Wol
sey street, South Berkeley, was un
able to accompany her husband on the
two months' trip in 1912.
One letter he wrote Her then reads:
I swear that I never loved any woman in
my life but yon and never will. As I said
before 1 can only explain my actions by say
ing that after I started drinking lt put me out
of my mind. . -
Please, dear, don't say it is too late now
for me to regain your respect. I will do any
thing and everything you ask or wish or me.
Just give me one more chance. You can
dictate the terms.
But please don't leave me. I need you so
badly. In fact, I don't think I would live six
mouths more without you.
On my return to San Francisco I will con
fess everything if you will only try me once
more. For' God's sake. Elsie, on receipt of tola
As far as San Francisco is con
cerned, the "Slingsby baby substi
tution case" has absorbed the last
drop of good American ink that will
be spread in its behalf.
The last of 700,000 words of depo
sitions were taken at the British
consulate before Douglas Young,
agent of the British high court of
chancery, today. Attorneys Oliver
Dibble and Andrew Thorne, who have
been matching wits across the coun
sel table for more than three months
without a break, shook hands, and
Lieutenant Charles Slingsby pledged
anew his faith in Dorothy Morgan
Cutler Slingsby and his confidence
that •Teddy" Slingsby is his own son.
"After working through this tedious
case and hearing the last shred of
evidence for and against, my faith in
Mrs. Slingsby Is twice fortified. I
shall always believe in her. We have
been the victims of a conspiracy which
will be dissolved rapidly before the
court at home."
"Lieutenant Slingsby will remain !n
San Francisco until the bulky bales
■vidence are started on their way
to England, probably Friday, then he
will go to his home In Vancouver,
where Mrs. Slingsby and the boy pre
ceded him several weeks.
It is understood the Slingsbys, to
gether with some witnesses who were
not heard in depositions, will leave
for England and the final trial the
first of the year.
Avenard Uyalytt. who shot and
killed Marie Pardlne, a young woman
known in the night life of Oakland
as Alice Davis, was arraigned this
morning before Police Judge Smith
in that city. The preliminary exami
nation was set for next Tuesday.
| letter send me a nlgnt letter and say yon win
I talk to me worn I get back.
Your heartbroken husband. FRED.
Another Is this:
Dearest Klsle: I am heartbroken and there,
fore you must know I am sober and myself
once again. I hare no excuse* to make except
that booze caused lt all.
God. I wish there were some way I <-onld
undo the past, if Is not of myself lam think
ing, but of you.
God will help you through yonr trouble.
I do not want any sympathy, because I don't
deserve if. I am getting my punishment now
and expect It will continue to haunt me for tbe
rest of my life, which I hope will not be long.
To the one »nd ouly woman I ever did love."
Here is a fragment from a third:
Ah. dear. I do hope you will forgive ma
enough to answer th» long letter I wroe you a
few days ago. If you will hear my story you
will not think me as bad as you have painted
The Gilberts were married in San
Rafael on December 21, 1911, and
separated on October 5, 1913. They
have considerable community prop
Mrs. Lily Sheppard, proprietor of a
lodging house, testified for Mrs. Gil
bert, saying she had once seen Gil
bert intoxicated.
The letters were read by Marcus L.
Samuels, attorney for Mrs. Gilbert.
Store Opens at 9:30 a.m. Closes at 6:30 p. mm.
gfte Hhifr torn?
Occupying almost the entire fourth floor
afford unlimited selection of the better
class off European and American Toys.
The newest inventions in Mechanical and
Electric Toys of every description, Moving
Picture Machines, Trains, Soldiers, Skates,
Boxing Gloves, Autos, Coasters, Bicycles=»
everything for indoor and outdoor amuse 3
Have been assembled doll families from all
parts of Toyland, together with their
houses furnished in every detail; Doll Car=»
riages, Games, Diminutive Furniture, Etc.
The White House book store is the most
complete in San Francisco. Books in
French, German, Spanish and Italian, as
well as in English.
Not only is The White House Book Depart*
ment the largest in San Francisco, but the
j stock- is most carefully chosen and well
The service is prompt, courteous and
! Look Heret
\ Every Daylt
Meccano is |
fB the finest toy |
ever made for |
Bloating a
afcou/ boys. t
the toys. w
!It teaches them in a |
delightful way how to •
construct ever/thing |
t from windmills to aer- t
I oplanes. It ranges in |
| price from $Ito $ 10. |
11 9 I»It mil I■ ft ItU j
The filial devotion of George Jr..
aged 22, and Leland Leek, 20. sons of
Dr. George Leek, promises to bring
about a compromise between him and
their mother and end the sensational
divorce suit in which Mrs. Jessie B.
Leek names Gladys Wright, formerly
her husband's office attendant.
Attorneys Duke & Westerfeld. rep
resenting the wife, who is seriously
ill, today conferred with District At
torney Charles M. Fickert. They asked
his consent to the compromise and
the dismissal of the serious charge
brought against the dentist following
a raid a few days ago, made at the
instance of the jealous wife.
To save their father from what ap
peared the certainty of conviction, and
a possible county jail term, the sons,
who have always sided with their
mother, stepped info the breech.
Mrs. Leek is seriously ill—a result.
It is said, of the fight with her hus
band. The sons proposed to their
father that he patch up a peace. He
offered her half of their community
property, which is valued ln all at
$100,000. if Mrs. Leek would get a
divorce on the ground of desertion,
the misdemeanor charge being
Mrs. Leek at first refused to listen,
but the sons persuaded her to give
her consent. Her attorneys went to
the district attorney, his approval be
ing demanded by Police Judge Short
all before he would dismiss the statu
tory charge on which Dr. Leek might
be bound over to the superior court.
Attorney Leon Samuels, representing
Dr. Leek, has also participated in the
Judge Shortall scored Dr. Leek Mon
day, but continued the case to Satur
day. It Is expected that then the
wife's attorneys, backed by the dls-.
trict attorney, will ask for a dis
Vanderbilt Cup Race
For Santa Monica
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10.—Following
a conference of officials of the South
ern California Automobile club, it is
announced that plans have been made
for holding the Vanderbilt cup race
on the Santa Monica track next year.
This track is 8.4 miles and holds the
world's speed record. Saturday. Feb
ruary 21, is the date fixed for the

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