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Twelve Thousand Men in Bat
i tie Which Gives Victory to
By Associated Press.
n UIK7., Mexico, Dec 24L—
After heavy fighting at Torreon
thr rebel troop* havf retaken that
city from the Huerta forces, ac
cording to reports brought by
couriers today from Jlmlncr, half
way between Chihuahua and Tor
' reon. The reports said that 12,000
men had been engaged, that there
was much loss of life and that
General MondovU* Herrera, the
rebel commander, had been
' MEXICO CITY. Dec. 24.—Federals
ware dispatched from San Luis Potosl
today in pursuit of the rebels who
blew up a troop train at Charcos sta
tion and butchered the helpless fed
erals who escaped death by the dyna
mite blast set off when the train
passed. It Is reported that 100 sol
diers were killed.
JAP DIPLOMAT FOR MEXICO
MEXICO CITY. 'Dec. 24.—Japan has
Bent a representative to Mexico. This
became known today when an an
nouncement was made that Mr. Sani
eyra of the Japanese foreign office
would arrive here next week with
Commander Monyama of the cruiser
Idiumo, now at Manzanillo. Elaborate
preparations are being made to re
ceive the envoy, whose coming is
regarded as especially significant, in
view of reports that Huerta sought
tlie support of Japan and planned to
"live in Japan in case he is driven from
Signor Cambiago, the new Italian
minister to Mexico, arrived here to
I. S. OFFICERS ENTERTAINED
By Associated Press.
CULIACAX, Slnaloa. Mex.. Dec. 24.
After being entertained here at a
banquet and ball, Admiral Cowles,
commanding the United States Pa
cific fleet; Captain W. W. Gilmer of
the cruiser Pjttspurgh and five other
American naval officers left today for
the coast. Felipe Riveras, constitu
tionalist governor of Sinaloa; General
Iturbe, insurgent commander in the
state, and other Mexican officers and
officials probably will accept the ad
miral's invitation to visit the Ameri
can ships today.
TORREON ATTACK PLANNED
By Associated Press.
JUAREZ, Mex., Dec. 24.—Convinced
that northern Mexico has been prac
tically swept clear of federal opposi
tion, General Francisco Villa today
sent south from Chihuahua supplies
of ammunition and soldiers in prepa
ration for an attack on Torreon.
Oil Spoils Duck Menu
For Peninsula Epicures
Hillsborough Is starving for ducks.
This exclusive town has ducks
a-plenty, but nary a bit of these rare
fowl has been served at the daily
meals. It Is all due to too much oil
and it all happened this way:
All oil that is dumped into the bay
drifts to the marshes off Hillsbor
ough. The petroleum becomes so
thick that the ducks which alight on
Its surface are held prisoners. The
oil clogs their wings and they are
unable to fly.
The huntsmen from* Hillsborough
found the fowl easy prey, but when
prepared for the table the ducks bear
the smell of petroleum.
3,000 Dentists for
S. F. Congress in 1915
Three thousand dentists will attend
the Panama-Pacific dental congress
to be held in San Francisco in 1915,
according to an estimate made today
by Dr. Frank L. Piatt, chairman of
the local committee on organization.
"The Pacific roast dental congress
commission of 1915 will finance this
convention," said Doctor Piatt. "Den
tists in this vicinity already have sub
scribed $13,000 for Its promotion.
Most of this is to be used ln publicity
work. We plan to have the world
represented and to let the most re
mote communities know the scope of
Bandit Slain in Fight
With Posse; Battle On
PTNEVILLE, Ky., Dec. 24. —After
John Hendricksen, recently out of the
penitentiary, had shot and wounded
Deputy Sheriff Haynes and had, with
members of his gang, beaten to death
James Miller of Four Mile, Ky., 15
deputy sheriffs surrounded the outlaw
in his cabin and an exchange of shots
continued for several hours. One
shot killed George Hawn, one of the
Hendircksen party. Both sides are
armed with Winchesters and the
shooting is still going on.
Mexican Judge Says
Wilson's Policy Wins
"President Wilson's Mexican policy
has won the respect and Indorsement
of all of the better class of citizens
in Mexico, save the personal following
of Provisional President Huerta," said
Judge Tgnaclo Sepulveda, general
counsel for the Wells Fargo Express
company In Mexico, who reached
Pleasanton this week for a holiday
visit at the hacienda of Mrs. Phoebe
A. Hearst. Judge Sepulveda Is ac
companied by Senora Sepulveda,
Rates Too Low, Says
Phone Co.; Wants Raise
The Home Telephone and Telegraph
company, declaring that the Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph company
has established unduly low and dis
criminatory rates in and about Santa
Barbara, has filed a complaint with
the railroad commission, ln which It
asks the commission to investigate
and establish a fair and uniform tele
— • —
Returns for Christmas
Congressman Joseph R. Knowland
arrived ln Alameda yesterday to spend
the Christmas season «rith his wife
end children. After the new year he
wni return to Waahtogfct» tvocom
franlftd hj iUa f*rnir^
BOSTICK IS HOLDUP
SWEARS PHYSICIAN l|
WHO SAW ROBBERY::
Los Angeles Woman Identifies Suspect as Bandit When
Shown His Picture —Prisoner Charged With Murder
Continued From Page 1
been released upon the failure of the
■witnesses to identify them. For these,
under our direction, three men who
were on the car in which Montague
was shot walked the streets of Los
Angeles in the hope of recognizing
the bandit among the passersby."
"WILL. TRY TO IDENTIFY MAN'
Deputy Postofflce Inspector Jesse S.
Roberts will attempt to identify John
Bostick today as the man who held up
the Coast Line Limited between San
Jose and this city November IT. The
mall car was robbed of a large amount
of loot. The bandit covered the
clerks' heads with mallbags.
The federal officer is relying for his
identification upon several important
bits of evidence. He has the, over
alls, jumper and hat th-»t the >■ " ' •
discarded after leaving the car. These
Will bri tllv'l c! ... .
will bring the ' ' «ns ' *j
Bruce Colton and William C. Busse,
the mail clerks who were Mid Uy.
thinks that these men may be able
to identify the suspect from the sound
of his voice and his eyes, the latter
being the only features visible above
the handkerchief mask the robber
Roberts also will have George A.
Scott, who was the postal clerk in the
Burlingame robbery, take a look at
Bostick to see if lie had any connec
tion with that affair.
Sheriff Hammel, who left Los An
geles almost Immediately upon receiv
ing word of tlie arrest, accompanied
by Captain of Police Broadhead,
brought with him a John Doe war
rant for murder.
WILL TAKE BOSTICK SOUTH
After conferring' with Chief of Po
lice White he announced that he
would return to Los Angeles this aft
ernoon and that Bostick would be
given a severe grilling on the jour
A dispute has arisen between the
San Francisco and the Los Angeles
authorities as to who shall have the
custody of Bostick. While Sheriff
Hammel says he will take the pris
oner south this afternoon, it is doubt
ful If the San Francisco police will
consent. Captain of Detectives Moo
ney says he will not let Bostick go
until a lot of local evidence shall
have been cleaned up. Mooney says
he wants first to find Bostick's room
in this city and to check up with wit
nesses of the Richmond holdup. He
also wants to complete the pawnshop
investigation before he lets Bostick
Bostick in the city prison today
made an entirely different figure from
the care free man he was when first
"I don't think it will be good for me
to talk," he told the investigators, and
refused to answer leading questions.
He leaned in a slouchy manner
against the side of his cell and hung
It was apparent that under the
questioning of 10 detectives and the
Tx>s Angeles authorities he was fast
losing his nerve.
PAWN TICKETS CLEWS
Besides Hammel and Bnfadhead,
those who assisted in quizzing the
1 prisoner included Detectives Tom
Regan, Jerry Dinan. Michael Burke,
Ed Wren and George Richards.
The half dozen pawn tickets found
on Bostick formed the basis of one
of the chief lines of inquiry.
The first goods recovered from in
vestigation of these tickets was the
loose diamond. Arthur E. Colen who,
with his bride, recognized Bostick on
the street yesterday and trailed him
until the police were summoned, has
declared positively this diamond was
taken from the engagement ring of
his wife who, with himself, was on
the train When it was held up.
Today further identification, based
on size, shape, color and a tiny
scratch, was made by Grover Wil
burn, brother ln law and employe of
William F. Geerdts, a jeweler at 717
Market street, who sold the ring to
earls In September. (Che, ticket,
THE Say FRANCISCO CALL AND POST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1915
S. P. bandit
found on Bostick showed he had
pawned the diamond at a pawnshop
at 954 Market street December 3, two
days after the Los Angeles holdup.
JEWELS ARE IDENTICAL
Another piece of jewelry forms a
.clew connecting Bostick with the
Richmond train robbery. Sheriff
Hammel gave corroberation to this
clew today when shown the stickpin
Bostick wore when trapped. This
pin consists of a big sapphire sur
rounded by 12 small diamonds. Ac
cording to Hammel and the police,
the Jewels are identical with those
on a ring taken from Mrs. Louise W.
Murphy, now a resident of Los Ange
les. She was a passenger on the
train held up in Richmond Novem
The question of the reward offered
by the Southern Pacific company for
the train bandit already threatens to
cause a dispute. Five thousand dol
lars Is the reward for the Los Ange
les train robber and $2,000 was of
fered for the arrest and conviction
of the bay region bandit.
It was said today that Colen and his
wife would claim a fair reward Imme
diately upon the further Identification
of Bos tick in Los Angeles. Other
claims will be put in for a share of
the money, It is understood.
Bostick's story went to pieces to
day when he was confronted by two
men having technical and local
knowledge which he himself would
have possessed had his story been
true. This came on top of proof that
the addresses he gave ln the begin
ning were fictitious.
The only point in his original story
so far corroborated Is the fact that
ho was familiar with Los Angeles. He
said he had worked there. Before
leaving for San Francisco Sheriff
Hammel went over the ground where
the train was held up and found that
in escaping the robber had exact
knowledge of his whereabouts.
TRAPPED BY QUESTIONS
Bostick, however, was trapped when
cornered by two men familiar with
the Union Iron works and the South
ern Pacific machine shops, at both of
which places Bostick said he had
worked. He was ignorant of the de
tails of both places.
When he was arrested Bostick
said that he used to work ln the
Southern Pacific roundhouse shops In
Eighteenth street. H. Carrick, fore
man of the shops, confronted Bostick
this morning and declared that he had
never seen the man before and that
Bostick never worked in the shops.
Bostick also said when first ar
rested that four years ago he had a
job in the Union Iron works. This
morning Detective Miles Jackson, who
was formerly a machinist and who
learned his trade at the Union Iron
works and knows the plant thorough
ly, questioned the suspect concerning
the shops and the work. Bostick
could not answer a question. His en
tire ignorance of the work and the
plant where he claimed to have
worked was evident.
Bunko Ring Protected,
San Jose Jury Is Told
Evidence of immunity from police
prosecution of a ftunko gang said to
have operated a wire tapping game
ln San Jose from well furnished head
quarters ln the business district has
been laid before the Santa Clara
county grand jury by Thomai Carroll,
former chief of police, and Thomas
Mulhall, former deputy sheriff. Both
men are now private detectives.
The names of Arthur Roberts, Lon
don; Kdward Clifford Sr., Nevada, and
Frank B. Lamberton, Scranton, Pa.,
were given as having had experience
with the gang. It is said Roberts
was drawing a check for $5,000 when
Carroll informed, him of the reai sit
uation. .._ .... . v
Denounce Action of Eastern
Suffragists in Refusing to
California women are citizens of
the best type.
Given the vote they will accept it
as a trust and do their best to be
law abiding and public spirited.
To a woman they refuse to Join the
movement started in the east to re
fuse payment of the Income tax until
all the women of the land are voters.
Prominent women of the suffrage
movement here have said:
Mrs. Austin S perry, president of the
Susan B. Anthony club—There Is no
need for any such action in Cali
fornia. We are all voters. I am
not going to trouble myself about
it. If I* have any Income I will
certainly pay the tax demanded on
It. I think we are trying to make
good use of our citizenship, and
that is not done by trying to evade
Mrs. Frank P. Deerlng—l doubt very
much if any such movement is
started in California. I don't see
how we could here. Of course,
women have refused to pay taxes
and even had their goods sold rather
than submit. But It would be very
foolish for us to do anything of the
When the men have been gener
ous enough to give us the vote it
seems to me we ought to do our
very best to help out in every way
and be glad to pay our share.
I do not believe there is any pos
sibility of any such protest or re
fusal being made in the suffrage
states. Nor do 1 think the suffrage
leaders would advise it, no matter
how ardent they may be.
Dr. Adelaide Brown —We are citizens
of California and the United States,
so there is no reason for us to re
fuse to pay our taxes.
We have all the benefits of the
federal government, so we can hard
ly avoid the payment of its demands
I am not doing any suffrage work
at all at the present time, but am
devoting my efforts to doing what
I can in behalf of my own city.
Miss Selina Solomons —No such action
can be taken ln California, because
we have the vote. It is all very
complex, but It would be idiotic to
make any protest in California
when we have the rights given us
under the federal government.
Mrs. Robert A. Dean —It doesn't seem
to me as though it would be quite
the right thing to do. I think we
of California can help the suffrage
cause more ln other ways. It would
be a little like killing the goose
that laid the golden egg if we,
when we are given the right to vote,
refuse to obey the laws. Of course,
we who have the franchise and
those who know what It means to
vote, can appreciate the frame of
mind of Dr. Shaw and the other
women, but I have voted seven or
eight times, I am a citizen of the
United States and must pay my tax.
CRY ''FOLLOW DR. SHAW'S LEAD"
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 24.—Suf
fragists throughout the United States
are called upon to follow Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, president of the Na
tional Suffrage association, in refus
ing to help tax collectors make prop
erty appraisals, as required by law,
in a spirited statement given out to
day by equal rights exponents.
Olaf Czarnowski, one of the most
daring and expert steeplejacks ln the
world, who recently came here from
New Tork, Is dying at the central
emergency hospital as the result of a
fall incurred during the night.
Just what happened may never be
known, as Czarnowski Ss unable to
talk. Early this morning he was
found lying on the first floor of the
uncompleted St. Francis hotel annex
with a fractured skull and a broken
leg and arm.
Czarnowski, known In this country
and Russia as the "human spider,"
came from San Diego several days
ago. His manager, H. S. Scott, a
former newspaper man of this city,
says Czarnowski told him last night
that he had climbed the St. Francis
walls the night before.
Big Christmas Tree
And Presents Stolen
SANTA ROSA., Dec. 24.—Thieves
last night broke Into the Tabernacle
church in this city and carried away
a fully decorated Christmas tree and
all the candy and presents that were
to have been given away at the
Christmas exercises this evening. The
tree was more than 20 feet high and
was fully decorated.
1906 Crash Shook Her
Spouse's Love, She Says
The 1906 disaster shook apart Mary
and Alfred Peterson, according to tes
timony ln the divorce court In Oak
land yesterday, by which she got an
VISIBLE SPEECH EXHIBIT
The "visible speech" exhibit at the
University of California museum of
anthropology at the affiliated colleges
In this city will close tomorrow. This
exhibit is the first attempt ever made
to depict to the eye the sounds of
human conversation and at the same
time explain them intelligibly in a
popular and nontechnical manner.
Pttea CnwO la • to 14 Day*
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fills to nrt Itching. BUad. Bleeding or Prt>
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Problems Presented by New
Legislation Answered by
Board for The Call
The Call and Post's publication of
questions and answers relating to the
workman's compensation act is arous
ing great interest throughout the
community, and many questions are
being received. Following the some
of them and the answers made by the
industrial accident boar dof Califor
Q. —If my clerk becomes injured
for life and I have to support him,
would my selling out my business
absolve me from further damages?
A.—We assume that the inquiry is
with referenec to whether or not
the selling of his business by an
employer, after an injury, and the
right to compensation has accrued,
will cut off further right to compen
The short answer to this question
is, that it will not. The liability for
compensation, whatever may be the
measure of compensation, is fixed
by the relation of the parties at the
time the Injury or death occurs and
is a continuing liability against the
employer until satisfied. In this
connection we quote sub section (c)
of section 29, as follows:
"A claim for compensation for the
injury or death of any employe, or
any award or judgment entered
thereon, shall have the same prefer
ence over the other unsecured debts
of the employer as is given by law
to claims for wages. Such prefer
ence shall be for the entire amount
of compensation to be paid, but this
section shall not impair the Hen of
any previous award."
Q.—ls an employer of a Japanese
janitor, whose duties about an
apartment house are general house
work, washing windows facing
street, also emergency repairing on
elevator, liable for any accident
during such work and also liable
for those dependent upon him in
case of death from accident in his
performance of above duties?
A.-—The answer to this question de
pends upon the proper application
of the definition of an "employe" as
stated In section 14 of the work
men's compensation, insurance and
safety act, which section is as fol
The term "employe" as used in sections
12 to 35, inclusive, of this act shall be
construed to mean: Erery person In the
service of au employer as defined by sec
tion 13 hereof under any appointment or
contract of hire or apprenticeship, express
or implied, oral or written, including
aliens and also Including minors, but ex
cluding any person whose employment is
both casual and not ln the usual course
of the trade, business, profession or occu
pation of his employer, and also excluding
any employe engaged In farm, dairy,
agricultural, viticultnral or horticultural
labor, ln stock or poultry raising or in
household domestic service.
Unless the employe above designat
ed falls under one of the excluded
classifications there would be liabil
ity on the part of his employer. It is
apparent that the employment is not
casual and that it is in the usual course
of the business of the employer, as it
appears that the duties are continu
ous. The only other excluded classi
fication under which this employe
could be placed would be "household
It is my opinion that the nature of
the employment and the duties in and
about which the employe is engaged
do not constitute "household domestic
service." The specified duties are
those incident to the conducting of a
business, i. c., the management of an
apartment house, out of which we un
derstand a revenue is derived. The'
duties enumerated are broader In
scope than "household domestic serv
ice" and we advise that the employer
would be liable for compensation for
any Injury or death resulting from
accident arising out of and In the
course of the employment while the
employe is performing service grow
ing out of and incidental to his em
ployment, and that such rule would
apply even though the employe is an
alien. In the event of his death, as
above set forth, the employer would
be liable for the payment of compen
sation to liis dependents as defined
in the act.
Q. —A enters into contract with B. B
hires C at daily wages. C is hurt
in perfermance of duty. B is irre
sponsible financially. Does the lia
bility revert to A?
A.—Yes. Section 30 of the workmen's
compensation, insurance and safety
act. effective January 1, 1914, states
that the principal (A) is responsible
If the contractor (B) can not pay
for the care of the injured man.
Girls Held as Robbers
Protest Trial Delay
Over objections of the defendant's
attorneys, Judge Deasy this morning
continued the cases until Friday of
Florence Hayes and Gussle Franklin,
charged with robbing Jose A. Marti
nez, a wealthy Mexican refugee, last
month in an Eddy street lodging
ARMY HISTORIAN DEAD
By Associated Press.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 24.—Cap
tain Colwyn E. Hampton, U. S. A., re
tired, is dead, aged 42 years. He was
widely known as an army historian
and writer of poetry. He was retired
ln 1910 because of illness.
■ K?I Personal
I invite all eye
910 Market Street
Near Powell Opp. Fifth
PENNY IN BUSINESS
GOTHAM BOY'S THEME
CONDITIONS OF CONTEST
Write a letter of 250 words, giving your views on the
advantages of the penny. Use only one side of the paper.
Awards will be made as follows:
For the beat letter $50 in pennies
For the second best letter . .... $20 In pennies
For the third best letter — $15 in pennies
For the fourth best letter $10 in pennies
For the fifth best letter - $5 in pennies
Address your contribution to Penny Contest Editor, The Call.
The Call had an extract yesterday
from the letter written by a contest
ant who lives across the broad Pa
cific in Honolulu. Today there 1s one
from the letter of a little lad in New
York. The news of the penny contest
had reached him across those many
miles and he had also heard about
the school children's penny savings
accounts which interested him partic
He says he realizes the power of the
penny and wishes they had children's
savings accounts in New York schools.
And so it goes. Almost every day
brings a letter from some distant
corner of the world telling of the
power of the penny. It also speaks
well for the circulation of The Call.
Here are a few excerpts from let
ters received in the big penny contest.
Have you written yours yet?
SAVING OF 3 CENT FARE
Penny Contest Editor: In several of
the eastern cities the streetcar fare Is
3 cents, snd yet the cai - companies make
money. If pennies were used as fare here,
and we will say that 200.000 people make
a round trip daily, at three-fifths of the
fare they are now paying It would mean
a ssvlng'of $S.OOO per day, and in addition
would keep that much in circulation here,
as it Is known that much of the local
streetcar company money goes direct to
the east. L. B. GROSS.
40T3 Telegraph avenue, Oakland.
THE PENN V PAPER
Penny Coutest Editor: Penny evening
papers will enable nearly all to become
readers and thinkers, where before fami
lies and children never saw these great
enlighteners. Thus an Increase of 23 per
cent in knowledge of perhaps 300.000 per
sons, mostly young, and at a time when
they most need it. will be the result. It
will make the coming generation acquaint
ed with the right sort of lives they should
lead and make boys more ambitious to
earn their own money and spend it as
dally enlighteners point out.
DANIEL P. SMALL.
Rio Hotel, San Francisco.
PENNY AND PROSPERITY
Penny Contest Editor: It is tme that
money Is "easy" in good times. But can
we not interchange the cause and effect
and say that we have good times when
money is easy 7 And by making more
business possible does not the penny pro
mote prosperity while fostering the habit
of thrift? A. B.
1435 Bonita avenue. Berkeley.
PENNY MARKS EPOCH
Penny Contest Editor: The recent ad
vent of the humble one cent piece In the
commercial affairs of San Francisco marks
an epoch in Its financial transactions, and
It Is an advent to be welcomed, for
wherever the little bronse coin with the
Imprint of the genius of the ages stamped
on Its shining face is used extensively
thrift Is a noteworthy feature of the
community. So It goes without saying
that our resources are increased If value Is
FOR WOOD'S JOB
Brigadier General Hugh L. Scott,
now commanding the second cavalry
brigade at Fort Bliss, Tex., is slated
to become the next chief of staff on
the retirement of Major General
Leonard Wood, April 22, according to
a persistent rumor in military cir
cles of the western department.
His brother, William Berryman
Scott, is a nrofessor of geology at
Princeton and a bosom friend of Pres
General Arthur Murray, command
ing the western department, is the
next legitimate chief of staff, his
friends say, because of his long and
distinguished service and his famili
arity with army needs and conditions.
It was pointed out that it would be a
graceful act for the president to se
lect General Murray so that the lat
ter could retire as chief of staff in
April, 1915. As it is, rumor says that
General Murray will be kept in San
Francisco for exposition service.
C| Stenographers are
among the best paid
of women workers.
They ought to save
and deposit in the
1$ Little sums wasted
day by day would, if
saved, pay for a nice
vacation trip, or buy
some extra article of
wearing apparel, at
some future time
when you may want
it very much.
Cjj Besides, if you
stick toitlong enough,
you can save enough
to make a really good
Anglo - California
Trust Company will
be glad to advise you
when that time comes.
COMMeRC'AL TSUST SAVINGS '
i BANK 4
,branch , i
placed on the slighted penny, for a mighty
power lies within its metallic fastness.
The careless reject it with scorn to their
harm, but the frugal see strength ln Its
weakness. Truly the penny Is a magical
coin! STACY I>. WEBB.
927 Franklin street. Oakland.
LETTER FROM NEW YORK
Penny Contest Editor: I see ln The San
Francisco Call that yoor schools have a
penny savings fund. I wish they had It
In our Vhix>is here in New York, as I
firmly believe In saving pennies, for every
one counts. That is how I get my Christ
mas money to buy presents for those who
are near and dear to me. HA ZEN ItOSfi.
willlamsbridge, Bronx, New York City.
PENNY AND TRIFLES
Penny Contest Editor: Trifles maka
perfection and perfection is no trifle. The
floating of seaweed past the ship of
Columbus quelled the mutiny among his
men. Kqualiy true has the penny poured
oil on the troubled waters of exchange.
E. M. WOLF.
3436 Twenty-second street.
PROFITS ON PENNY
Penny Contest Editor: One of the moat
remunerative contrivances ever Invented
sold for only a penny. It was the famous
toy called the "return ball," which, with
the help of a rubber string fastened to a
ring on the finger, flew back to the hand
that threw It. Many millions of the small
wooden spheres, painted red, the rubber
and an attached finger ring being thrown
ln for the penny, were sold. The In
ventor's profit Is said to have amounted
to $50,000 a year.
If the profit on an article that sold for
a penny could make such a fortune, what
would the amount be If one saved the
odd pennies thnt should be given and asked
for in making change? C. O. LEWIS.
246 Phelan building.
JOB FOR PENNY
Penny Contest Editor: In San Fran
cisco and elsewhere there are many men
who are forced to roam the streets ln
search of employment to enable them to
buy food for their children. Yet one does
not realize that men might have
been saved from their sad plight If they
had saved the pennies which they careless
ly disregarded in the days of their youth.
A few of these pennies would buy a loaf
of bread, and Just one penny would buy
The Call, through the medium of which
one might obtain a position by glancing
at the want ads. I). LYNCH.
29 Wilder street.
BUYING 12Hc ARTICLES
Penny Contest Editor: The merchanta
of today, both retail and wholesale. "»re
keen for competition, and this naturally
brings the prices to odd scales. If the
price of an article Is 12V4c the purchaser
can obtain same for 13c through the use
of pennies; thus the 2 certs saved on a
I.lc purchase is bound to count up. and In
a year's time the working man saves sev
eral dollars. The Importance of the
penny is not appreciated as much now as
It will be ln a few years to ccme, but the
business bouses are doing a great deal te
increase its value.
CHARLES A. PERKINS.
1315 Polk street.
SNOW FALLS IN
SAN MATEO HILLS
For the first time in 34 years before ]
Christmas, snow fell in the hills west j
of Redwood City this morning. The ;
white mantel fell on the topmost
peaks surrounding big and little
basin and presented a picturesque
sight against the dull black sky.
Sue Insurance Man
For $20,000 Premiums
The Pacific Coast Casualty company
today filed suit for the collection of
$20,000 premiums alleged due from
Marshall A. Frank, president of the
Marshall A. Frank company, on busi
ness secured for the company since
October 22, 1910. '
A Twenty Acre Farm
Four Building Lots
*2 Twenty acres first-class farming land
at Valley Oaks with well, pump and
motor installed free, will cost you, say
$100 an acre or $2000, with five years
Q Four buiding lots out in some fog belt
may only cost $500 each now, but add
interest and taxes for five years and it's
S With your 20 acre farm it's different.
Right away you plant and grow a crop
which sells for more than it costs. You
raise some quick-growing crops, as:
vegetables, berries, alfalfa.
1 In the meantime you plant fruit trees
and lay the foundation for those crops
which produce year after year.
Town Lots Don't Produce
<I All the time by intensive cultivation
and improving, the land is increasing in
value. Your town lots won't produce
anything to support the family. You can
live off your farm while paying for it.
3 When the five years have passed your
farm has doubled or trebled in value. It
is in demand. You own something worth
while; something to make a living with,
that no one can take away from you.
<I Valley Oaks is your answer. Call to
see us about it.
>f 1M A fir Stine & Kendrlck,
isJLIiIC OC 23 Montgomery Street,
San Francisco: ,
lr _J Gentlemen: Please send me your
IvCtlQl ICK Valley Oaks literature.
23 Montgomery St.
San Francisco I "***"" CTV-'gV-iii'"*^""
S. F. MAY GET
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. —With all
the power of a law fresh from the pen
of President Wilson behind them.
Secretary McAdoo and Secretary
Houston today began working out
details of the nation's new financial
Cities that ran hardly be kept off
a tentative list for regional banks
include San Francisco. New Yorlc, Chi
cago. St. Louis and New Orleans, with
Denver. Atlanta and Seattle or Port
land, Ore., near the top. Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, Boston and
several others ars asking for desig
The two cabinet members, acting
as an organization committee, will
determine the important preliminary
moves to the actual installation of
the machinery that is to operate the
federal reserve system.
PRESIDENT TO NAME BOARD
Although the law provides that the
two secretaries shall Join with the
comptroller of the currency in the
preliminary work of reorganization,
the office of comptroller is vacant, and
it has been decided that the two sec
retaries, constituting a majority of
the committee, may go ahead. Later,
the members of the federal reserve
board of seven will be named by Pres
ident Wilson. The secretary of the
treasury and the new comptroller will
be members of that body, and the
other five will be chosen from private
life. If President Wilson finally has
made his selection for these five
places, it is not known in Washing
WILL SELECT CITIES
The first step to be taken by the
secretaries will be the selection of
cities where federal reserve banks,
the backbone of the system, are to be
located. The law provides for not
less than eight and not more than 12.
The organization committee is em
powered to employ counsel and sum
mon witnesses and papers and to go
deeply into the location of the reserve
reservoirs. Its decision is not sub
ject to review by the federal reserve
It is possible that before the ques
tion of cities is decided the organiza
tion committee will visit cities sug
gested and base its report on infor
mation gained at first hand.
Coghlan to Prosecute
Powers Betrayal Case
Nate Coghlan, who assisted in the
defense of Maury C Biggs and F.
Drew Caminetti. convicted of white
slavery in the federal court, appeared
in Judge Crlsfs court today as spe
cial prosecutor in the case of David
G. Powers, star government witness
ln the Western Fuel company fraud
cases, accused of betraying Miss Lena
Caduff, 20 years old.
Coghlan ask«-U a continuance until *
Tuesday, when the preliminary
lng w'lll be had.
ft Tickles the Palate
One Teaspoonful adds zest
to many an otherwise
THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE
Has helped to make the reputation
of many a cook.
Sold by Grocers Everywhere