The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on April 21, 1911 · 3
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San Francisco, California
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Friday, April 21, 1911
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THE SAN. FRANCISCO EXAMINER FRIDAY. WRIT. 91 1011 III I GHYOF TRAfTOR hsd. in. ELEGTI 0 H a -r- Mrs, lorbets Nomination of Mrs. Story Raises Sotrm in Scott Camp, BOTH CLAIM PRESIDENCY hfRS. MATTHEW SCOTT (small portrait) and Mrs. William Cummings Story, rival candidates for presidency of Daughters of American Revolution, both of whom claim victory in yesterdays election. Hawk-Like, 30 Extra Tellers Watch Vote Count That Lasts All Night, to Special by leased wire, the longest io Ae world.) WASHINGTON, .April 20. After a day of Intense political and social excitement in the D. A. R. congress, that interesting- body closed its active work to-night, when the congress cast its last ballots for the .important position of president general. The two candidates were Mrs. William CummiiiKs Story of New York and the incumbent, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott Of Illinois. At 8 p. m. the last ballot had been deposited, and the ballot-boxes were taken In charge by thirty-tellers and removed to the banquet-room of Continental Hall, where the process, of counting will be continued until the early hours of to-morrow moVning. Constant charges which have been afloat of unfair counting and sharp practice at the polls last year induced the congress to throw new safeguards round the sanctity of the ballot-boxes. Count Watched Closely. The faction of Mrs. Scott appointed fifteen tellers and a like number was appointed by the faction headed by Mrs. Story. In addition to this, there were appointed two inspectors to circulate in the room which contained the boxes. At midnight each of Uie candidates eln lined the victory. The nomination of Mrs. Story as opposed to Mrs. Scott was made by Mrs. Lewis O. Torbet. Mrs. Torbet is the "Story Regent" of the Chicago chapter, but it instructed her to vote for Mrs. Scott, which she did. exhibiting her ticket to the entire congress in dramatic style-As Mrs. Torbet made her nomination speech, cries of "Traitor!" and repeated hisses came from the Illinois delegation, all of which did not disturb Mrs. Torbet's serenity nor the fluency of her speech. Mrs. John W. Ames, State regent of Illinois, gained recognition and "de clared that Mrs. Torbet a action was uoh ihat she must make an explana tion. Illinois had been said to be solidly for. Mrs. Scott and evidently II llnois, not counting on what Mrs. Tor bet may have tip hre sleeve, had be lieved it was telling the truth. Ignored Her Own Chapter. That there might be no question of eracity, Mrs. i,mes made the state ment that every chapter in Illinois had sndorsed Mrs. Scott and that Mrs. Torbet's action was contrary to the Instructions of her own chapter. Mrs. Laverne Noyes, vice-president general from Illinois, made the norat natintr sneech for Mrs. Scot amid rounds of applause. Nominations continued until 2 o'clock when a recess until 4 : 15 was taken Immediately after recess there was a discussion over the naming of tellers Mrs. Story waited for the hubbub to nhslde and in a graceful manner thanked Mrs. Scott for the courtesy accorded her in allowing her to name her wn tellers. The balloting then continued till 8 n m and soon after the long count - -began. L : . . c : m - - V ' V . - V , r t - H ' y.r ft A V ? ? -ry ASHLAND AVENUE BIDS HALES BUY OAKLAND SITE Tr.hne. Ftrst M. E, Church Property for (275,000. Thrnnirli the resale 'of the First Methodist Church property at Fourteenth and Clay streets, in Oakland, by the original purchasers to Hale Brothers for ?275.000, Clay street will have another large business building, as Hale Brothers intend to erect a large retail store at a cost of not less than J225.000. The deal was made yesterday by George M. Flint and E. U-Fitzgerald, who also handled the Presbyterian Church, the Scottish Rite Cathedral and the Athenian Club transactions. The lot is 100 by TOO feet, fronting on both Fourteenth and Clay streets. The former purchaser of the church oroperty was a syndicate, whom are J. F. Carlson and palmanteer. The price paid by tha retail firm for a 100-foot frontage on Clay street, $276,000, Is the same paid by the syn- I vn-atA for a frontage of 125 feet on. the same street, and the original pur-Chasers still retain a 25-foot frontage n Clay street, which Is held at a high figure. among Mrs. W. Work on Important Ilichniond Tlinr- oughl'nre' )l-i$lns Within Ten Bays. lSliec?il Ii..-;-it to "The Kxnminor.'" RICHMOND, April 20. Division En gineer Bradley of the Santa Fe visited this city to-day and received the last two bids for the work of building up and macadamizing Ashland avenue, from Macdonald to Richmond avenues. He said the work would probably be gin within the next ten days. The building up of this big street will cost nearly $50,000. It will bring both sidis of the city together and make possible some other important improvements, including a municipal wharf with a tunnel connection and a car line direct to the western water front. The Santa Fe will move Its station to the new avenue. It received a strip of land from the city for building the new thoroughfare. DR. BREWSTER MARRIED Announcement of Wedding to Mian Kimna Joiipk la Surprise. Friends of the Rev. Sanford Taylor Brewster, formerly of the Episcopal church of Corning, California, were surprised to receive notices yesterday of his marriage to Miss Emma Brew ster Jones In San Francisco last Tuesday. The ceremony was performed at St. Luke's Church by the rector, the Rev. Edward Morgan, and the bridal couple returned to Corning, where the Rev. Mr. Brewster will make his home. He has retired from active service. He is a descendant of Elder Brew ster, the leader of the Pilgrims, and his wife Is the compiler of Brewster's genealogy, a work Including 33,000 names. BERKELEY CAMPAIG TO END TO-W HOW Electorate Will Choose Two Council Members and Two School Directors, With polling booths already Installed Berkeley's now ready for Its final election of the municipal campaign, which will occur to-morrow. There are two councllmen and two school directors to be chosen, and while the offices are not being contested for as keenly as the strife which characterized the primary election of three wetks ago, the result is awaited with interest. The candidates for councilmen are: R. A. Berry. Incumben l ; Fred F. Connor, E. Q. Turner and John A. Wilson. Candidates for school directors are: Mrs. Elinor Carlisle, Incumbent; Mrs. .lames B. Hume, Elmer E. Nichols and Herman I. Stern. One of the mild sensations of the campaign was sprung at a meeting held under the auspices of the Socialists in Hillside Club house, Wednesday night, when Fred V. Connor, cHndidate for councilman, was called upon to de fend himself. Mayor-elect Wilson, In the final speech of the evening, said that lie had Induced Connor to remain, as he wished to ask him a question. Wilson referred to the alleged statement of certain members of the Good Govern ment faction that the council Vould be packed with four men hostile to his, Wilson's, policies. "Now," said Wilson, "Mr. Connor, yoii are one of the four men that the "Good Government Advocates" meant would pack the council against mo. Do you or do you not Indorse this declaration?" Connor declared that the threat re ferred to was published without his authority, and he utterly repudiated it. He said that If he was elected he would support the Mayor in his municipal programme. The final mass meeting of the cam paign will be held to-night in the uditorium of the Berkeley High School, Alston way, under the auspices of the Socialist party. The following prtclnct captains havo been appointed by the Good Government faction for to-morrow's election- I'recinrt No. J, Seil C. White- No. v o. AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT VIRILE PAPERS Julian Karski Answers Query Put by President Wheeler in His Lecture, 3, John Wefcti; No. fl, ('linn. BrftuiAj-il: No. H. It. Irwin: Nr. S. H. J. lm-in q it v IhifEhm; No. 10, .7. T. Kam: No, jr' F. H." oruitfli: In, 1, S. S. MeCahUI; No. Ill, V 0. 'laidalt and Fred Hoer1p: No. 14 PrW r n i' aii. jii. An iiiir Ar id ! ; No. 17, h. Forth; No. 18, J. F. Bariw: No. lUyy Deuiitcr; Nx 22, AL U. Dempster.' 7n. 4, Hum ton war: -1. ENJOY SILVER WEDDING The Rev. and Mrs. Frank S. Brush celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last night at the First Presbyterian ChuTch, of which Mix Brush has been' pastor for seventeen iarg, coming to the church when it was housed in a small building. , The majority of his congregation were present at the church parlors where the anniversary was celebrated. E. F. Burrell acted as master of ceremonies, Miss Flizabeth Westgate presided at the organ and the Rev. V. L. Nash, who was pastor of the church forty-four years ago, presented a purse of $143 to Mr. Brush, after a few words of congratulation. Impressed with the lecture which President Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the University of California recently ' gave in California Hall on "The American Press," Julius Korskl, graduate student at the State university, who received his master's degree last May, has writ ten to President Wheeler, giving his opinion of American Journalism, Korski says: "In your lecture on the 12th instant you defined it as a stm unsolved psy chological problem that 'an American newspaper, to be a successful business proposition must necessarily be a fighting partisan with a pronounced prejudiced attitude.' "With your kind permission 1 shall attempt to give in a few words my views regarding that problem, which I formed some time ago during my research work In the departments of psychology and ethnology of this university. "Thus the attitude of the American public towards Its newspapers is an unavoidable result of the specific American competitive social atmosphere. "The journalistic expectations of the American public are based primarily upon its fighting propensities, the average American being either a daring, adventurous, determined and self-reliant Immigrant, or an offspring of the lighting pioneer. . "A community consisting of such trail-blazers, who have still more to win than to lose, prefers on the whole browbeating and Intimidation to a Judicial, logical argument, and a stralght-froin-the-shoulder to a bench verdict. "Under such rule everybody must be a partisan, must he either pro or con everything and everybody, and must be betting his life and his bottom dollar on something or somebody. 'A newspaper, being a reflector of public opinion first and last, must as a matter of course acquire the same fighting attitude, and either go with its subscribers or lose them. "In a country whose political organization is based upon the primordial rule that to the victor belongs the spoils, and where the Insane money-making competition developed a peculiar social hysteria with all its restlessness, fickleness and absent-mindedness in such a society there is no place for Judicial editorials so beloved by the Greeley generation. "Therefore a newspaper, to get circulation and to bo a successful business enterprise, must be a fighting partisan with a pronounced prejudiced attitude." BOYS ORGANIZE A BAND Musical Tonngstrrs of Alameda Form Washington Tark Clob, The Washington park boys' band was organized in Alameda last night at the rooms of the Alameda Improvement Club, when sixteen boys signed the roster. The instruments, purchased by the Improvement club, were given to tha boys by the Rev. H. Felix, The band committee consists of Sam Skelly, P. Jorgenson and Professor Al bert, principal .of Longfellow school. OAKDALE AWAITS GUESTS Mnny IVovel Features Planned for it one Carnival to Be Held There To-Day. (Special Dispatch lo "Hie Examiner." MODKSTO, April 20. Oakdale, a sub urb of thi3 city, is ready to. receive thousands of visitors to-morrow In at tendance on the rose carnival, for which that community has been pre paring for two months. Tho programme for the festivities has been prepared with great care. An aviation meet will be a feature of the carnival, Aviator Young in a Curtiss biplane making two flights during the afternoon. A parade, motorcycle races, maypole dance and concert will be other num bers on the day's programme. S9 SWINDLED BY SOLICITOR Berkeley Woman Given Up Dollar to Smooth Yonng Stranger. Mrs. H. P. Johnson, 410 Murray street, West eBrkeley, reported to the police eysterday that she had been swindled by a fake solicitor, who called at hor home and secured one dollar from her on an order for Butterlck patterns. The stranger gave the name of Henry Newhardf, and represented himself to be an agent for the San Francisco Subscription Company, in the Phelan luilding. Fhe received no re ceipt for her depOFit. The police are invetls-ating. CMOOL . SPECIALS FOR Rough and Tumble School Life, Your Boy Wants Good Suits He Wants a "Roos" Suit, and He Won't Be Happy Till He Gets It. . Sale of TO ADJUST WATER RATES ltlerkeley Council to Take Action In V-J Matter Next "Week. Reduction of the existing rate charged by the People's Water Company in Berkeley was the subject countered by tha City Council yesterday. Councilman R. A. Berry advanced the suggestion that the rate be reduced to a minimum of one dollar per month, and that the sprinkling rate of 15 cents a mcith, which the city receives from the company, below the cost of actual production or water, ba raised Members of the council concurred in the opinion that the rates should be adjusted, and It is probable that action will be taken on the question next week. MISS MIKKELSEN IN LEAD JVatlve Daughter Heads Lint in Content for Festival Queen. Miss Sophia Mlkkelsn, popular member of Berkeley Parlor Native Daughters of the Golden West, leads in the ontest for queen of tha Berkeley Flower Festival by nearly 600 votes. Miss MIkkelsen has a total of l.!41 ) votes. There are twenty-two aspirants In the race. Richmond Woman Asks a DIvore. lSrrtl Diprfi to "Tti Eraminer." RICHMOND, April 20. Suit for divorce was filed to-day at Martlnex, the county seat, by Mrs. Christine Begerow against F. M. Begerow. The parties are prominent here and the action has ed surprise. Begerow Is a pros- -1 foundryman and wagonmaker. Jus wife charges intemperance and cruelty and demands a division of the community property and alimony. The couple have no children. , Norfolk Suits THIS IS a wonderful opportunity to secure an extra good Norfolk suit for the boy at about half th? regular price, and Norfolks are very popular with school boys, and these should be popular with parents, too, for they are "ROOS" quality and values of $5, $6 and $7, in wear resisting tweeds and serges, sizes 8 to 17, SPECIALLY REDUCED for FRIDAY and SATURDAY to the remarkably low price of $3.85 The "Gibraltar" The Suit of Suits ABSOLUTELY without a peer for school wear, and lor dress wear, too, for the matter of that In addition to being built oat of tested beart-of-oak twtds, with two pairs of reinforced, doable stitched knickerbockers, they are built with a vast amount of good style they ha-re to be built that way, for they MUST satisfy ROOS BROS.' high class trade. Sizes from 7 to 17 always the same price" 5 Are You a Bachelor? Then you should hare (rood plajer-piano or the freouins Antoi)iaa? in your bachelor quarters. It will M life and Best to your surround injrs and b a source of Twer-ending joy to your friends. It's my now. We're eUinr 72 odd f.ylea of plsyeTB, all DULtax. inrludm Auto-gra-ida. Inrjer-rwayers. Iianulv, Arureius. at grpauy ro- AdoIIo. (Vnlian and other. durwi nrffaa For $2i5 you can now Ret. a pood yUv-rr, a better on for 3ttf0. and $'.K0 to $1,030 stylos for $4T0 to $750. Kjy payment, too. 973 Market Street. NEW AMVALS WASH SUITS WASH SUITS WASH REEFERS TBTBJS13 ARX) Ing- all the -vim anfl style of Ne-ar York's tern, In -vrtiKK pruiatf a. of a aupertor grada, with cnoioe or . nw nmsh ult. tut onr-octaxL catty- ' Rcnsttin or eallor t-ji. W e tha SATTRJBAT, to II years. SPECIAL FRIDAY AM it $1.25 tT9T AJEURXVKD, soma vi j mnai-t Wafl Bsden, In hhrh grade (raj, wtiit. or tan. wtth bin or red oollara. n an extra good roods and extra, smart reafera. Bites 9 H to 8 raara Mofibara should certainly look taasa nor reefers or at. Prices start at $2.75 CHILDREN'S HAT SPECIALS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY wtfshaU make a bis; clean op in oar Children's Hat Department, second floor; to make oertjin of a speedy sale we Lav massed a fuia lot of new straw Hats (BOYS' AND GIRLS') together, from our hlgber priced lines, and marked them O CT MCO NEW WMSHMGS IFOR. CHIUMra SOME of the screws inaWalthamWatch are so small that 12,000 of them will not fill a lady's thimble. Yet the smallest are perfectly made. Perfection In detail makes the Waltham a close time-keeper. "lt't TTtm Ton Chentd a Waltham." Send for descriptive booklet WALTHAM WATCH CO., Wiltftini. Mass. WALTHAM WATCH BOYS' SHIRTS COAT STYLE NEW BLOUSES NEW PYJAMAS THESE SHIRTS for boys are just In from New York. They are the popular coat style in pleated and plain bosoms, dark and light patterns, neok sizes 12 to 14. Jost right for school and dress wear, and the price is just right, too SOME BOYS prefer Blouses. We don't wonder after unpacking these fine, new Blouses, in Madras at 50c; In Meroeriaed Madras. $1; in Smart Silk at $2. NEW latnas. Ma Summer Py-m Mercerised ladras. self colors and pretty strfpe. for boys or girls, stses 6 to 18 at"?.. $1.50 & $2 BOYS' WOOL SWEATERS MARKET AND STOCKTON SAX FRA.XC19CO OF COURSE HE wants a Sweates, and he sfioald have a wool sweater it will wear longer and be more bealtfcy. Tbeee are new wwUm wish tha popular roO-faff ooTbtrs, afl the best color sises 26 to X. VJU.,E.V nl tew Henry Morse Stephens Criticizes Schiller Professor of History Insists That Author of "Mary Stuart" Departed From Facts. Schiller, the author of "Mary Stuart," a spectacular historical drama, which the English Club of the University of California -in ,t9.. in ih. Hearst Greek Theater, at Berkeley, tomorrow evening 1. oritiM,t v.-.. r fessor Henry Morse Stephens of the u r ja i uueiii oi msiory tor many alleged gross deoarturps from rtnai Ma. tory. Professor Stephens points out that Elizabeth and Mary Stuart, according to reenrri npvA, m.t - .j t t plaV the itrnnirpnt drnmfittn c4t,.rMn Hearst Greek Theatre, at Berkeley, to-in the whole action nronr in At rr when they meet and quarrel. W. H. Catton and Ernest Clowe, University students, who have appeared in previous college dramatic productions, will be seen in "Mary Stuart" to-morrow evening. It is essentially an historical play, with all the action woven about the incidents during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, but the dramatist. in constructing the play, in order to bring about more striking and dramatic situations, is said to have departed from the actual happenings. xjie r.ngiisn uiub is sparing no expense In staging the piece, and it is expected that it will prove one of the most elaborate dramas presented in the Hearst Greek Theatre. The advance seat sale is reported to be heavy. SOT DATE FOR CLASS DAY Class day at the University of California will this year be held during commencement week, on Monday, May 15th. Members of the senior class are preparing for the annual pilgrimage through the campus. Robert H. Moul-ton, president of the class, will be the principal speaker. FINDS MARS CANALS - S EARTHQUAKECRAGK The planet Mars mar be Inhabited, but Professor Robert D. Aitken, one of the astronomers at the Lfck Observa tory at Mount Hamilton, Is inclined to doubt it, and he explained his reasons to an audience of 500 at California Hall In Berkeley last evening and substantiated his beliefs with negatives and picture. He said that the markintra on th surface of the planet which have been taken for rnnalcx .ra in him nlninn merely earthquake fissures, and that s iieiuier numan nor animal iif j on the planet. "The latest photographs taken through our largest telescopes do not seem to indicate artifli-lal rnal" h explained. "They are apparently earth quake fissures, anri ro nf nf-h a na ture that it WOUl.i Tint annual- that- taf-. constructed by humans for Irrigation purposes. They are too rough and too large. - ... u..u vl.ic aoiiuuuuiria have for long considered these mark ings as Irrigation canals. If they are correct, it would appear that Mars was inhabited. If the markings are merely earthquake fissures they do not indicate life of any order. I doubt if all the water on Mars would make one of the Great Lakes. "It may be that the planets attending the other suns are inhabited, but we do not know of them. Mercury is uninhabited, because human beings could not live on it. One side is turned to the sun, which would render it too hot for animal life, and the other aMa i. too cold. "Venus mav be inhabited Tkr. or. evidences of air and vitar ( Th. surface is covered with dense clouds of vapor. There is evidence of rarefied nir on Mars." THE. LACE HOUCil GREAT 60c SILK SALE ON THE THIRD FLOOR TO-DAY A great clean-up of our Silk Department, which means a feast of bargains for the buyers who come to our Special Sales Floor. $1.50, $1.75 AND $2.00 IMPORTED SILKS AT 60c Monday, April 3d, we advertised a sale for two days of $1.50 and $2.00 corded silks at $1.00 a yard. There were 1,200 yards, comprising one-half dozen different styles in all colorings. Over 600 yards were sold. Nearly every ' style is represented in what remained. To-day, on the third floor, we will close out at 60 a yard all that were put back on the shelves'of these $1.50 to $2.00 foreign silks. , 75c AND 85c NEW FOULARD SILKS AT 60c YARD . To-day, on the third floor, the choice of our entire collection of 75c and 85c new Foulard Silks. All colorings and designs, without any exception, at 60 yard. $1.00 MESS ALINE SILKS AT 60c YARD We made a little purchase of 20 of the best colorings of Messaline Silks which the manufacturer closed out because they were only y2 and i regulation piece lengths (viz., last 25 and 30 yard lengths of the loom), but for retail purposes they are perfect. Pinks, Creams, White, Light Blues, Grays, Nile, etc. To-day, on the third floor, the entire purchase at G0 yard. The best values will be sold early in the morning. SPRING SHIRT WAISTS AT 1-3 LESS THAN MARKED PRICES We have gone carefully through our Shirt Waist Stock and selected all waists that show any signs of handling from window display waists that have been tried on waists returned from approbation, etc., comprising the most approved of this season's styles. Lingerie Waists, Lace and Net Waists, Tailored Waists, Embroidered Marquisette Waists all at ONE-THIRD OFF marked prices to-day. . FIVE-STRAND MARABOUT BOAS, $1 .50 $1.50 for a line of 5-strand, full length Marabout Boas, in both natural and dark brown. We purchased these for this sale floor because they were so remarkablv cheap less than their wholesale cost in Europe, The "quality is not really up to D. Samuels standards, but the skillful woman will know how to put two of them together and have a very handsome boa at a traction of their value $1.50 each. TO-DAY $5.00 SHOES AT $3.93 Satin Pumps for street wear; welt sole, high Cuban heel, broad, high toe and extra short vamp; regular $5.00. Velvet Pumps, welt sole, high Cuban heel, short vamp, tailor bow; very dressy; sold elsewhere at $5.00. Velvet high shoe, with satin top: the newest combination ; extremely neat and dressy ; regular $5.00 shoe. SPECIAL FRIDAY ONLY $3.98 to-dav is merelv an introdurrnrv inducement. Positively none sold under $5.00 after to-day, Friday. THE LAC HOUSE, STOCKTON AND O'FARKKT L

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