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CALL AND POST, VOL. M. NO. 142.
SAN FRANCISCO CALL. VOL. 115, NO. 11.
Platform Employes Work Less
Hours for More Pay Under
Kwlpls from Snn FranHiwo's two
municipal raiHtayn yeaterday were
turned Into the «-lty treasury this
moraißK, amounting to the trand to
tal of 52.809..10. The I a loa street llae
took ia 9941.70 aad the Geary street
* AJI employes of the Union street
line who are citizens and have been
with the company a year will retain
their positions. This ruling has been
rendered by the civil service com
mission and means that practically
all the motormen and cond«< tors will
hold their jobs. Many have been in J
the service of the comoauy for a j
score of years and will continue work
inpr with more pay and less hours un
der municipal ownership.
The road is operating under city
control without a hitch. All passes on
the road have been canceled. Only
employes of the road can ride free.
• In accordance with the standard
maintained on all the big roads of the
country the conductors are required
to make out detailed cards of receipts.
Although the practice is new no de
lays or confusion have been experi
Training Camp for
Explorers Near N. Y.
NEW YORK. Dec. 12.—Jacques Sus
sane, artist, scientist and Arctic ex
plorer, has completed plans for the
establishment of a training camp for
Arctic explorers at a point 50 miles
above New York, on the Hudson river.
Sussane intends leaving for Labrador
and the barren lands early next spring
and lt is to prepare his assistants
that lie will establish the training
BANK CLEARINGS IN
Bank clearings as reported to the
California Development Board by the
several clearing house cities for the
week ending December 11. 1913, show
ins: the amount of increase and de
rrease from the amount for the cor
responding week of 1912, follow:
Pan Francisco .. .15f1.fi10.09n Deo. $r..426.503
I .os Angeles 23.fi50.506 pee.. 3.764.627
nakiaml 3.471.374 Pec. 377,564
Sarraihento 2.236.146 Inc. 144.121
Fresno 1.202.156 Pee. 253.73R
Pan Jose 705.43S Pec. 112,090
l'n-'d.iona 961.7r.fi Per. 150.2 a".
Bakersfield 425.124 Inc. 59.912
SALESMEN HOLD BANQUET
The second banquet of the San
Francisco Salesmen's association was
held at a downtown cafe last night.
Among those who spoke was Colonel
Barrett, one of the best known travel
ing men of the Pacific Coast. D. Rap
paport, president of the organization,
MANILA CLUB'S DINNER
The Manila club, composed of for
mer residents of the Philippines, will
give a dinner Saturday evening, De
cember 20, and hold an election.
JEWISH CLUB PLANS DANCE
The semiannual ball of the Jewish-
American Progressive club will be
held Sunday evening at Golden Gate
Commandery hall, 2137 Sutter street.
For San Francisco —Cloudy, with
rain tonight and Saturday: fresh
Clove and Merchandise
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1 NEWSBOY 1
You'll find it in the biog-
of many of our suc
cessful men. It was selling
papers' that taught them
how to sell—and men who
can sell will always be in
demand. Selling The Call
is easy. Visit the circula
tion department. where
obliging experts will gladly
tell you all about it.
NOW A MERCHANT
IUE SAN FRANCISCO CALL AND POST
CHRISTMAS TREES FOR ALL TO
BE THE CALL-POST'S PRESENT
Scene at railroad yard during unloading of Call and Post's 5,000 Christmas trees that will be sold at cost to the public at Pragers.
The picture shows one of Emmons & Co.'s huge drays packed high with the noble trees taken from the Starr**
Partnership With Santa Claus'
Formed by Call-Post, So
Get Your Tree
The Call and Post is going- to glad
den 5,000 San Francisco homes for
Christmas. It has entered into an alli
ance with Santa Claus, and there need
not be a single home in the city with
out & Christmas tree this year—and
as fine as can be found in California's
Tire Call and Post has bought 5.000
trees, and they will be distributed at
a price within tiie reach of all, 50
rent*. This is an amazingly low price,
the trees being sold at cost.
FIRST CARLOAD ARRIVES
The first carload of the 5,000 arrived
In this big holiday plan The Call
andJPost has received the co-operation
of three generous San Francisco firms,
Pragers. the Emmons Draying com
pany and the Boos Brothers' Cafeteria
The trees will be distributed
By the generous arrangement with
this store, which is as anxious as The
Cali and Post to make Christmas a
real holiday for all, the 5.000 trees
will be sold there, and 1,000 of them
will be distributed through the store
for the children to see. Each tree
will be placarded:
"San Francisco Call and Post Special
Christmas Tree. Only 50 Cents."
The 4.000 not displayed will be
stored in a loft, whose use is do
nated by Boos Brothers, opposite
Maybe you have already arranged
for a tree of your own. But that
won't matter. You can find a family
that hasn't, and here is the oppor
tunity to make that family happy.
Send them a tree and make yourself
a deputy of Kris Kringie.
Many orders have already been
placed on this basis by the employes
of the Call and Post, Pragers, the
Emmons Draying company and Boos
Brothers. The trees will go fast—
order right away. Just go to Pragers
with the 50 cents and reserve a tree.
The trees are as fine as they can be,
six to seven and a half feet high,
and just the smell of them makes
SALE BK(.I\S TOMOKROtV
While the sale begins tomorrow,
i the delivery of this little forest is an
I enormous task, solved only by the
I generous action of Pragers in as
! slating the Call and Post. None will
| be delivered before December 20, and
j the last will go .out December 24.
Delivery will be free in San Fran-
I Cisco as far as Thirtieth street in the
■ Mission and as far as Potrero avenue.
Don't delay. There will be a rush
j for them, and this is a big oppor
tunity. Get in line quick!
$50,000 Campaign by
The Tourist association of the San
Francisco bay and river counties is
today actively at work on plans for a
$50,000 campaign, to start In Janu
ary. Throughout 1914 the most com
prehensive scheme ever attempted in
northern California will be carried
out, and a *big increase in tourist
trade is expected.
The plans will be discussed at a
meeting in the Merchants' exchange
San Francisco is to raise $24,200
of the $50,000, 12 other counties con
tributing the rest.
Wife Asks Divorce
When Called Names
"Beast" and "bat" were the epithets
applied t,o Mrs. Minnie Ruppel by her
husband. Henry, a carpenter, accord
| ing to the wife's suit for divorce,
I filed in the superior court today. She
1 asks for an interlocutory decree, the
custody of three children, her share
|of $12,000 worth of community prop
i erty and $1,000 in cash as her own pri
; vate propert. .
Unions Give School
Silver Loving Cup
J The Hancock school is' today ths
j possessor of a -silver loving cup pre
| sented by the Building Trades coun
l cil .because a Hancock pupil, George
j Gobeen, 13 years old, wrote the best
' essay on what unions have done and
j can do for humanity,
Fie was Kiven a cash prize.
P. H. McCarthy made the presenta
tion speech. Miss Nellie G. Gallagher,
Superintendent Rancovieri and Di
rector Power also made addresses.
PAYS HONOR TO
Noted Persons Crowd St.
Francis at University of
Alumni of the University •of Cali
fornia, more than 1000 in number,
honored Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst at a
reception held in the ballroom of the
St. Francis hotel last night.
Dr. Matthew Lynch, president of the
association of class secretaries, stood
at the head of the receiving line. Mrs.
Hearst stood next to him. David P.
Barrows, acting president of the uni
versity, and Mrs. Barrows were next,
with Regents Guy C. Earl and Mrs.
Earl, A_ W. Foster and Mrs. Foster,
Philip E. Bowles and Mrs. Bowles.
James K. Moffitt and Mrs. Moffitt,
Mrs. Ec Conte, and Mr. and Mrs. Ar
City and state officials and others
who have achieved distinction were
present, exchanging felicitations upon
the revival of the "alumni reception"
and renewing old friendships.
An hour after the guests arrived the
Glee club of the university sang Its
"California . Alma Mater" hymn, which
was encored time and again, and was
followed by lively melodies.
Mrs. Hearst wore a gray and silver
brocade, the silver pattern being a
wreath and flower design. The bodice
was of real lace, with lace angel
sleeves. She wore some handsome
diamonds and corsage of bouquet
Mrs. Barrows, wife of the acting
president of the university, wore a
Mark gown with white lace veiled
with black chiffon. Mrs. Earl was
gowned in rose pink crepe.
Among those present were:
Mesur*. and Men-, Madeleine Varney
damea: Marion l.eale
< liK-'es Stetson Wnee-i Emraa Rigrk
ler. I May FltitJerald
William H. Crocker < Hutc] M»rrltt
Charles Slack > v Murtba ('nickering
Max TbeleD j l<ulu Rluiuberg
I'hn F'nflman Winifred Fang*
Fred Atliearn i Mesdames:
Alexander Morrison j K. B. Stanwood
George Childa [Annette Abbott Adam*
iCalpb Merrltt H. I. Cmzan
C. H. Howard ujenrge Wllllama
Ft. S. Holway ! Hooper
Robert A. Dean | Warren Oiner Jr.
Sott Hendricks Nathan Frank
Robert Croaa i Charles H. Bentley
Merritt ( ntten ! Messrs.:
P. A. Forbei I Victor Henderann
Judge A. K. Graupnerj John Reld Jr.
Marcel Cerf MUton Schwartr.
Misses: Paul Slnshelraer
Grace Flsber j Bradwav Head
Fanny McLean A. P. Black
Kdl*h Slack John Simpson
Kilznl>eth Wheeler 1 Chaffee Hall
Eugenia Hoejr | Douglas Brookmao
CLUB DINNER GUEST
Colonel William H. C. Bowen, com
mandant at the Presidio, was tendered
an informal dinner at the Bohemian
club last night as the guest of A.
Riley Hardin. Among those who were
invited to meet the veteran soldier
were Baron Van Schack. the German
consul; Isaac Upham. Harry Fisher
Frank Unger, Howard Geeder, Harry
S. Fonda, Charles Dickman and
ELECT NEW OFFICIALS
• At the regular meeting of the The
atrical Mechanical association, held
December 9. the .following officers
Past president. Kdward ConnelW: president
W. K. atcboseld: »ice president. Joseph Kier'
nan: recording secretary. William R Whorff
tinanclal secretary. Mai Fogel; treasurer James
F. Blalkle: marahal. S. K. Schooler: xeracani
at arms, J. J. Walsh; puTstcian. Dr <; v-
Ooodale; chaptain. J* A. Dohrlng; trustees'
Robert Wakem.n H A. Olson. Sam Newman
Oeorge Murray. Charles Jobnaon.
ENGINEERS ELECT OFFICERS
STANFORD I'XI V F.RS IT V, Dei It
C. E. Beecher, president; E. j. Scott,
vice president; S. P. Wing, secretary;
K. C. Thomas, treasurer, and A. p.
Lowe, corresponding secretary,, are
the new officers who have been select
ed to manage the affairs of the civil
engineering society for the next year.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1913 PAGES 11 TO 18
ACCUSED OF DRAWING
KNIFE, LABORER IS JAILED
Accused of drawing a knlie on the
crew of a Folsom street car this
J?Y a H£h Rent
Clothier $25 for a
Suit or Overcoat
I You Pay $10 Rent for j
J a Store You Dont Occupy-
I I SELL THE SAME FOR
' WALK TWO BIOCKS
morning, following a dispute over a
transfer, Vinoenzo Bruno, a laborer,
was arrested and charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon. Con
ductor Jackson and Motorman Haduff
say that Bruno was ejected on a pre
vious trip to the ferry.
In a report made last night by the
committee on police, law and order of
the Civic League of Improvement
clubs and association the police force
of the city was severely scored as
being responsible for the prevalence
of crime, and especially for the great
number of burglaries and holdups in
varous parts of San Francisco. Par
ticular attention was called to the
number of holdups in the Sunset
district, and the chief was asked to
send at least two or three plain
clothesmen to patrol that district.
The committee also recommended
that the officers clean out Howard
and Folsom streets between Fourth
and Eighth, "this being the district
where many crimes have been com
mitted recently, including the shoot
ing of a policeman and the murder of
one lawbreaker by another."
Electric Road Out
Of Fresno Planned
Engineered by F. S. Granger of
Fresno and backed by a half dozen
Montreal and San Francisco capital
ists, an electric railroad twenty-four
miles long is to be built from Fresno
to Academy by way of Clovis to tap
one of the most fertile regions in Cal
ifornia. Granger was the promoter
of the San Jose-Los Gatos electric
Granger today is conferring with
the railroad commissioners, and if
his plans carry he will file articles
of Incorporation within two weeks,
with a stork issue of at least a half
First Great Daily
T r.SV PRICE ONE CENT
Fair's Color Scheme
To Harmonize With
Nine Hues of Temperature Condition
to Be Carried Out in Painting
Great Exposition Buildings
How many colors has California's
climate? Nine. So says Jules Guerin,
chief of'color of the Panama-Pacific
He has worked out the complete
color scheme of the big fair to har
monize especially with the climate.
The key color is buff, in which the
buildings will be painted. The other
eight are French green, cerulean blue,
ptnklsh red, brownish red, golden
burnt orange, terra cotta, gold and
verde antique mottled.
PTOMAINE VICTIMS AT
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Dec. 12.
Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, bead of the
Stanford medical department, after
having: given hie personal attention
to the ptomaine patients in the Pe
ninsular hospital, reports them im
COUNTIES OF NORTH TO
HAVE BIG 1915 EXHIBIT
The North of Bay Counties asso
ciation has been pledged to make a
big exhibit at the Panama-Pacific in
ternational exposition. A permanent
allotment of space has been made of
it. This is the result of a conference
with the exposition leaders.
GEORGE FILMER NOW
ISLAM TEMPLE HEAD
George L. Filmer today is poten
tate of Islam temple, Mystic Shrine,
having been named In the biennial
election. He will direct the enter
tainment of visiting Shriners in 1915,
for whch $75,000 will be spent. >
WHIST PARTY FOR CHURCH
A whist party will be held next
Wednesday evening, December 17, in
Armory hall. 662 California street, un
der the auspices of the Paullsts' auxil
iary and Company M, League of the
Cross Cadets, for the benefit of Old
St. Mary's church. *
Fiesta of the Snows
Arranged in Truckee
As a result of the storm of last
Wednesday night, which in the moun
tains caused a heavy fall of snow,
the opening of the "Fiesta of the
Snows" is announced by the Truckee
Chamber of Commerce to take place
December 20. Truckee has only b*«en
waiting for assurance that winter
has come to stay and to insure the
permanency of the $10,000 ice palace
containing the skating rink, which is
to be the center of the winter frolics.
Truckee's program includes, in ad
dition to skating in the ice palace,
tobogganing, skiing, sleigh rides to
neighboring points of interest and
all kinds of winter frolics. Ernest.
Desbaillets, a noted ski jumper, will
give exhibitions In Truckee.
It is hoped to make the fiesta an
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Glove and Merchandise
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