FINANCE AND BUSINESS - Br b. c. (CbwtifH 1021, FORBES. by B. C. rH.) I : j NEW YORK. Jan. 4. "Next to flolng the right thins, the most Important thing in the world Is to let people know you are doing the right thing," was the sage observation nude to me by the richest roan In the world al though unfortunately, he rtid riot learn this truth until late In life. Thin column recently c o n-tained comments upon the plague of traction scandals this country has suffered from, and various 1 a r g e cities were cited. Without Ques tioning any of the facts then -V given, some of J the more mod ern public utility leaders, men of a different stamp from the franchise grabbers and looters of yesteryear, got busy to show that, in many communities, hatred, and secrecy, and flimflamming. have given place to understanding, frankness and friendly co-operation. . All of us who are normally constituted would rather hear good than evil about others, any time, and every time. The facts gathered by what might he called the new school of public utility men, for presentation in this column, therefore will be red with pleasure and satisfaction. The facts submitted are, indeed, quite gratifying. Read this exhortation,, given In January of last year, to public utility men by P. H. Gadsden, president of the American Electric Railway Association: The best way to bring about understanding is to be frank and advertise. Frankness must go hand In Hand with advertising else advertising fails. Therefore be prepared, when you begin presenting your story to the public, to tell the whole truth about your business to everyone. . As the only customer of the publio utilities, the public is entitled to know all about their business, and any public utility which cannot stand the searchlight of honest public inquiry, cannot hope to - obtain help through favorable public sentiment. Put your house In such order that you will fear the questions of no roan. Every man desires good electric railway, gas light, t-'ephone und telegraph service, aud he will help you give it to him, if you can show him that his help is needed to accomplish this very desirable end. That B Clear, siraignuorwaru, emphatic, isn't it? ' t . ; What of the results? Just what naa been accomplished along such llnes? . u . .. . A recent census of the traction Industry revealed that' almost 300 companies are using advertising, in various forms newspapers, car -n-Am leaflet nr enmnanv publi cations to . tell their story to the public. . , , . It was found also that it has became the rule rather than the exception for managers of local public utility companies to appear fre-Auently before public audiences, and discuss public utility problems, and to answer questions any one cares to ask. These men are not political hang-fcrsrm, not wallowers in "yellow dog" fnnda, not franchise thieves. They are most of them of the pew school." upstanding, clean cut, energetic men of vision and force-fulness. I asked the American Electric Railway Association to prepare for the readers of this column a brief comment on what's what traction-wise in our large cities, eutsid i of New York, where, thanks chiefly to past financial jugglery, things still are tn lamentable condition. Are not these terse comments interesting and encouraging? In Boston, under Edward Dana, traction affairs are being fairly 'and honestly conducted, under the service at cost plan. I T h e Connecticut Company, which controls a very large part of the traction companies tn New Engtand, outside of Boston, has at its head Lucius S. Storrs, who does not think it beneath his dignity to talk openly to the smallest irroup of Individuals who. want to know traction facts. Frankness has won commence for Thomas F. Mitten o Philadelphia. Baltimore Indorses Its traction service, as managed by C. D. Ero-monds. Pittsburg, after years of trouble, recently amicably reached a service at cost agreement. Other cities, in which understandings have been reached and service at cost agreements installed are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Memphis. Dallas. Columbus. Toledo Youngstown and Rochester. p S Arkwrlght of Atlanta, read of the Georgia Railway and Power Company, has the confidence of his riders, and frequently appears before laboring men, business men. bankers, real estate dealers and others to explain traction matters. 1 Louisville traction affairs rap-Idly are being brought out of rhaos by James P. Barnes, a pro-, gressive thinker, who meets his public in the open. In Detroit, a co-operative agreement has been, worked out between the municipal and privately owned lines so that both are using the same tracks, in some cases. " ' :, . Buffalo is getting excellent service under II. G. Tulley, who was trained by Mitten in Phila-delphia. , . In Minneapolis and St. Paul. Horace Lowry, head of the Twin City lines, is dealing openly with his riders. The Pacific Coast, once rocked bby traction scandals, is getting good service and understanding through Paul Shoup. in charge of the enormous Pacific Electric properties: William von Phnl, in Pan Francisco, and Franklin T. Griffith in Portland. I met JvlPttarcfy of Science Explains Why Women Talk More Than Men Greater derclopment of the brain fold that controls oar speech siren as cause of fountain of words. Next Sunday's Examiner THURSDAY SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 5. 1922 CC THURSDAY 5,080 PLEAS "Z J3 Oil f (1 FOR BABIES ALREADY IN 'Not for Sale' Sign Taken Off Twins in Face of fathetic . Appeals; Many Want 'Bobbie' ALREADY, LET'S GO By ROBERT H. WILLSON. It's a lucky family that gets a baby for this new year! There are now on file with Miss Mary E. Brusie, secretary of the Native Sons and Daughters committee, 5080 applications for babies. The present supply Is nearly exhausted. ,. The demand is so persistent and even pathetic that child welfare workers have started a hunt for more babies. Miss Brusie had a fine pair of twins, set aside and marked "Jfot for Sale." , Yesterday she was so moved by the appeal of a woman who wanted two babies that she gave them away. Bernlee and Bernard have gone to a home where they will have as much as is good for any two children. But they are a prize pair of twins and worthy of the best. ! GRACE GONE TO COUNTRY. Grace, the little Castilian beauty who was No. 1 on the lint, has gone to a tine home in the country. Six-has been adopted by an American family. They took but one look at her little sister, who is a beautiful child, and decided that if Grace had such possibilities they wanted her. The destiny ' of "Bobbie,' the favorite, still hangs in the balance. A father who wants him unfolded this plan. He proposed to start at once an investment which by the time "Bobbie" reaches the age of 21 would secure him a life in-Come of $100 a month. " A mother who says she must have him wrote this letter: t Editor of "The Examiner:" Our own little boy passed away last April, at the age of seven years, and after seeing Bobbie's picture we have come to the conclusion that he is the one child among all others we have seen to fill the place in our home which seems bo empty since our own bov left. "WIT.H EVERY ADVANTAGE." We will bring Bobbie up with every advantage as our own son with every advantage that we had planned for our own. More than that no one could do; He shall be well educated and if inclined to music he shall also be: able to study some musical instrument. He shall have a good home with us. I can assure you a happy home with plenty of good, wholesome food to eat, a good, comfortable clean bed to sleep in and last but not least he will be loved loved as only people who t have gone through what we have can love a child. We are living tn an apartment but naturally we shall make different arrangements If Bobbie comes to live with us. We sold everything after our boy went away and moved so that I might have a complete change. We had a home nicely furnished but it was so lonely and seemed so empty that we could not stay there. BAN ON SPANKINGS. We do not care for society. In fact we are at home very much of the time. My mother makes her home with us. She has raised ten children and I believe she understands, them thoroughly so there is one mere to make Bobbie happy. i We absolutely do not believe in whipping or slapping a child.' We have proved that love and kindness is the best way. We are Protestants and Bobbie's religious training shall be as thorough as his education. Mrs. E i . There's a home for Bobble with a mother and father and a grandmother and a room full of toys left by the other little bov. A "SISTER" FOR BOBBIE. There's a little girl in Sacramento who wants Bobbie for a brother. She has an idea that the best recommendation for a home should be from one who has tried It and she gives her' parents an excellent "character." She writes: I read your article "Get an Examiner' Baby for the New Year." I am seven years old and am the only child and want a . brother or sister awfully bad. I am Catholic and I think Bobbie is the one I want. My daddy is a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and he wants Bobbie and I know he will give him a good home. I surely have a good home and have everything that I could wish for. I still have my Christmas tree and will keep it till Bobbie comes. I have all kinds of toys. Judge Barney Flood knows my daddy very well and he can tell you all about us. Hoping I will be the lucky girl to get a little brother, as I have longed for one for such a long time. Yonrs very trulv. i SARA. Sam wrote her letter carefully and did net make a single mistake in spelling but she made one mistake in reading the paper. Bobbie is i a Protestant. Perhaps some of the little Catholic babies will be just as attractive when they reach Bobbie's age of three years. Sara deserves a brother. .. ! ! & I i &:' . ( 1 - --. 1 I H x i " $ ' , ' , ?'-. ' v " .i v - x': - ; . ' lc r-' SWA --ism ? Xmrtw.wrM ' f ' : : . v" ;s s: - : H' '-: ; :-: ;' S r ' . if,.- i m . -V V V: if : A i -:- y - a) - - r j t "f 1 I 1 MFW PAH Mm PHVQICIAMQ L!!5J 'v! OVER OCEAN LINKED 10 $.F.f " 1 v,fj SHORE, PLilOZEIRAOEteM t ' ! S. f . SWINDLER Corporation May Be Formed to Operate Interurban; Cost of Building Road Will Be Million ' We're all going to be very happy in the new homes "The Examiner" has found for us. I'm Bernice, up in the left hand corner, and that's my twin brother, Joseph, beside me. Right f"!''' ""':' 'J"' J?'"!?!: ' , . .. i , t J KMImcDiirt. i4bir. Bunt of Hilftne unaer me is r.awara ana in tne oiner corner is intie iMora. milDITO IT, BIWS HURT Emil Leyseque, 14 years old, 1S7S Fairfax avenue, and Hoy Hansen, 20, of the same address, were seriously injured last night when an automobile driven, by Hansen colid-ed with a moving freight train at Third street and Twenty-fifth avenue. The automobile was completely wrecked and the boys were hurled violently to the ground by the impact. They were taken to the Mission Emergency Hospital, where it was said that Leyseque's skull waa fractured and Hansen was seriously hurt internally. Divorcee's Mother Finds Her Poisoned Mrs. Myrlta Mason, 25. 2533 Sutter street, was found unconscious from poisoning yesterday morning by her mother, Mrs. M. A. Jensen, with whom she lives. II! Ill RDEAD IT Mrs. Flora London, aged mother of Jack Indon, noted novelist, died of old ape yesterday at the East Bay Sanitarium. She was about SO years old. She had been in ill health for several weeks. Mrs. London, who has resided for the past 20 years at 490 Twenty-seventh street, with an old family retainer, was well-known to many early Oaklanders as the mother of the famous novelist. She was the widow of the lotn John vlondon. lindon often paid tribute to his mother for the encouragement and faith given him in his earlier struggle. The services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon from the fuheral parlors of Andker & Co., 1445 Fifth avenue, with cremation at the California Crematorium. The Hev. Arthur Null pastor of the Eighth avenue Methodist Church will read the services. Steps to form a corporation to build and operate a new liuerurban railroad over the roadbed of the old Ocean Shore line from San Francisco to Pigeon Point in San Mateo county yesterday were taken by San Francisco and peninsular interests. Plans for the project, to be known as the San Francisco and Southern tailroad, were outlined in a meeting held In the offices of Attorney L. M. lloeilc" in the Claus Spreckels building. As set forth by Major Edwin W. Moore, Mipertntending technical engineer of the proposed road, the line can be built at a cost between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 to tap the rich agricultural and timber districts along the San Mateo coast to a distance of 63 miles. The company. Major Moore pointed out. may use cither gas or electric trains and handle both freight and passenger traffic. Appointment of Horace Nelson, president of Bank of Half Moon Bav, as chairman of general San Mateo committee, to arrange for subscription pledges of $200, OuO and rights of way, formed one of the most important actions in yesterday's mreting. Following the . failure of the Ocean Shore Railroad over the proposed route.. Major Moore took occasion to point out that the old railroad had a capitalization of $7,000,-0M wiih a construction cost of $4,500,000. ' In the district it Is estimated there are 8,000,000.000 feet of timber now mantling, providing 10,000 carloads of lumber annually for shipment over the new line. Among those present in yestcr-dav's meeting were: Jarm If. Hhi!, Fn rBHfo; Jnl-ii Jr.. ,San !Vtncico, J. I.. tWwcMMfnM. prerdenfc rrf ;h Hm'TH!.. Bey ArtirtiMe limwrts' Ant i.-ittan: Htflis brn M. B. Johnm, Manure; Harr Yihr. iUifmiM H&.T; Jolin &lrjrith, tnicl O. Inibodrn, rvrrtar.T nf the Male of- nd M. J. f. Iuamla, known ft Oi "Artichoke King," lUlfmoon Hat; H. WidMnanii, timtarman, IWadAm- harl CaMit, mmvfoant., rUUmgra Hai; C. r. liromlnna. Hajmn Ht: lr. C. V. Thnmiarm. l'watirro: J. C. Williamson. Rut Mateo 0nn!.y 8ipwTifrjr, Frrartero; Alfin Ha'i-h, tUilmonn Har; M. Kraflhle, Haiada BrMrh; 1, Torri. Mnu BnHl, ud W, U limiibkurth. hotWman, Mnu Heacfa., Auto Load of Liquor Seized in Drug Store at Ellis and Mkt.; Women Shoppers See Raid The Duchess of Marlborough Sunday InTh e & Declares Europe an economic wreck; only the Orient left as a market and producer of raw materials. Henry Woodhouse Reveals valid American claims to the Mesopotamian and, Turkish oil fields, ante-dating those of the British. Thomas H. Marshall "Dollar, bold in wartime, now is a slacker." Josephus Daniels "Is the conference giving a gold brick?" us Articles by Princess Bibesco, Congressman Julius Kahn, Colonel Casimir Pilenas, James J. Montague, George Ade, Ring W. Lardner and many others. Order the Sunday Examiner Today Yacht Booze Seals Keep Customs Busy Activities on board the British registered steam yacht , Patricia as soon as James Shewan, her New York millionaire owner, drops her anchor again In Monterey bay, promise to become just one broken customs seal after another. According to an international agreement perfected yesterday between United States Customs Collector V. B. Hamilton and Captain Small of the British craft, whenever Shewan desires to serve wine to party guests all he will have to do will be to first serve notice on the deputy collector of customs at Monterey. Under instructions from Hamilton, the deputy will speed out to the yacht in a government boat, break the seal of the ship's $25,000 liquor stores, release the amount estimated by Shewan as necessary for the social affair, seal up the room again and depart "It is international law," said Hamilton yesterday to Gavin Mc-Nab. representing Shewan, "and Shewan Is entitled to his liquor under the prescribed regulations' regarding unsealing and reseating the Patricia's liquor room." Yesterday's ruling by Hamilton, ; made on instructions from Wash-i ington. finally determines tho stat- us of the Patricia, which first came into the limelight four weeks ago. : when prohibition authorities raided ! the boat and confiscated her and her cargo of 100 cases of imported selected liquors. The Patricia is now a full fledged British ship and can pop as many corks and have as many United States customs seals broken as the needs of social activities may decree. Goat Island Cook Held in Burglary Accused of complicity in two burglaries here recently, Bernard Goetz, cook at the Goat Island nav'al station, was arrested last night after he is alleged to have sold part of the stolen property. Police said he was implicated in the burglary at G. W. Bow Company's store, 121 Taylor street, when $6,000 worth of silks were stolen, and the store of Madame Beatrice Valla, modiste, 595 Geary street, where gowns valued at $3,-000 were taken. Goetz' alleged accomplices are still being sought $238,000 on S. F. Delinquent Tax List According to a statement issued by Auditor Boyle yesterday, the delinquencies on the first installment of taxes on the fourth Monday In December amounted to $238,755.99. Of this amount, the ax due on personal property amounted to $4.-027.66 and the amount on the first installment of real estate, $174,7.33. In a spectacular daylight raid on the Bouquet Pharmacy, Market and Ellis street!!, at noon yesterday, federal prohibition agents arrested two men, seir.ed-an automobile load of liquor and found evidence Involving st least three and possibly more physicians in the illicit booze traffic here. Hundreds of women shoppers and workers on their way to Junch witnessed the raid on the store, located In the heart of the shopping district. So (jense was the crowd which thronged about the place that the patrol wagon had difficulty in making its way through the street to get the prisoners. , TWO OWNERS ARRESTED. Stanley Blanstein and Jack Gordon were arrested as proprietors of the pharmacy, Phey were charged with violating the national prohibition act. ' Several physician's blank liquor preseripllons, signed and pre-dated but not filled out, were found in the store, according to Harry W. Meyer, prohibition agent in charge of the raiding squad. Search was Immediately begun for three physicians, but they had not been localed up to last night. The doctors may be jailed for qon-splrucy to violate the Volstead act, it was said. Included In the .liquor seized as evidence were five cases of champagne, three cases of bonded whisky, five gallons of high proof whisky, a large quantity of port and sherry wines and several bottles of prepared cocktails. , DISTILLING PLANT. On the upper floor of the drug store reached by the prohibition agents after climbing through a small opening in the ceiling, was found a com. plete distilling and bottling plant, it was said, where the druggists prepared the liquor for sale. According to Moyer, the drug store has been conducting its illicit liquor business on a large scale. He said he purchased 'two pint bottles of whisky In the store New Year's Day at a price of $7 each and the raid was the result. . Marin Players To Sing Operas A : 7 Gustave Severin, sought for swindling local Germans, who said "Good-bye" to officers seeking him. The police will try to make it "we'll see you again," LACK OF FUNDS HALTS REGOUNT FLEES CIH CLEM Gustave Severin, Who Duped Germans Here, Eludes Officers With Connivance of Friend A revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's operas will be undertaken by thr tarin Pnuntv Plavrra hp-in . ntng in Larkspur on Saturday,,. Ian- sky, and will cost about $4,000 to Proceedings In the recount have come to a standstill. Owing to the lack of money there were no clerks on hand yesterday and nothing was done. Supervisor Frank Harris is still in the lead by thirty-three votes and John Wetmore, Fred Fuhr and Frank C. Trarey give no signs of being willing to put up the necessary funds to pay for the work. The Supervisors at their session on Tuesday parsed a carefully worded resolution, which was duly signed , by the Mayor requesting the heads of the various departments to detail sufficient clerks to do the work. It wilt take forty clerks twenty days, according to an estimate of Registrar Zeman uary 14. with "The Mikado." Other performances will follow In San Rafael, Kentfield and Mill Valley on succeeding Saturdays, up to February 4. after, which a four-act drama, "Her Lord and Master," and a musical comedy, "Ship, Ahoy," will complete the season. The Marin County Players were originally organized for the interests of charity, but after a great success In presenting "Patience" it was decided to create a permanent organization along the lines of the Lorlns and Players' clubs of San Francisco. Mrs. William Kent, who has sponsord the movement, has worked with the view of establishing a community theater, probably in or about her home at Kentfield. Girl Seeks Death To Escape Illness Despondent because she had suffered from a nervous disorder for two years with no relief in sight, Miss Dora Schwartz, 215 Fulton street, attempted suicide last night at. her home by swallowing poison. She was rushed to the Central Emergency Hospital, where an antidote was administered. She will recover. do the work. When the resolution of the Supervisors was passed around to the departments not a clerk could be spnrert, '.. - . Supervisor Ralph McLeran, upon being informed of the situation, telephoned to Kegistrar Zetnaniky stating that the finance committee will make good any shortage in the election commission funds at tho end of the year. He tolde-mansky to go ahead and mrke a requisition on the Civil Service Commission for the necessary clerks to do the work. . The Election Commission, however, wants to consider this. They will meet this afternoon to see what position they are placed in. Election Commissioner Jackson said yesterday: , "If we make a requisition on the Civil Service Commission for 40 clerks we assume the entire responsibility for a recount started by private parties through a suit in the courts. We can be held responsible for the money expended under our bonds and neither finance committee nor any one else would make this good if such a situation arises. We therefore want to see exactly what is involved for us in this situation." The Winter Motor Car So 'kindly, is the normal California winter that any elaborate conversion of a car from summer' to winter dress is as unnecessary as it is troublesome. Nevertheless, adequate protection against rain and cold winds is essentia!. In these particuiars the cars advertised in The Examiner Classified Automobile Columns will be found well equipped. - The snug coziness of an open hearth '. fire may be yours wherever you travel if you acquire now one of these advertised vehicles of comfort, speed and ekgar.ee. Examiner Want Ads pull best because There Is No Substitute for Circulation It was In the disguise of a German clergyman, turnished by F.ev. Rudolph Arps of 1363' Pnlou av.. that Gustave Severin. wanted for swindling members of the German colony in San Francisco, made his esrape from this city after eluding detectives who had come to his house to arrest him. This was admitted yesterday by Arps. The clergyman, nervous and mortified over the part which he played in the escape of the alleged swindler, lias convinced the police that he acted in good faith, nevertheless; and it was stated at police headquarters yesterday that no action against Arps is contemplated. There was quick action on thu night that Severin. leaving Detectives Griffith Kennedy and James Cottle in his front room at 125:: Page st. while he escaped through a rear door, rushed to Rev. Arps' house. Tho clergyman yesterday made this statement: "It was late at night and I was aroused by a violent knockinc at my door." There stood Severin. with painter's overalls outside his pajamas, shivering In fright, TAKES PITY ON HIM. "He told me that the police were after him, and that he would hav-to go to jail unless I helped him. Well, I felt sorry for his plieht, an. I so I gave him a suit of mine, in which he hurriedly dressed himself. He wanted to borrow money, but this I would not let him have. I myself got a taxi and drove with him to the ferry." Arps reluctantly related all of these details. He declared that Severin, whom he had always befriended, had betrayed this friendship by his actions towards other members of the German colony. Arps, treasurer of the Pack t Reason Society, which Severin founded, insisted yesterday that the fugitive had not taken any of the society's funds. Meanwhile Hans von Sydow. from whom Severin securetl $800 for a supposed motion picture film deal, and who has sworn to a warrant for Severin's arrest, has little hope of his being captured. Sev erin Is reported to be in Mexico. Albert Fuhrman. Sydow's attorney, and active member of the German colony In San Francisco, yesterday gave details of the manner in which he had become convinced of Severin's duplicity. He said: "When Severin told me he had been - a member of the German General Staff l doubted it. and wrote to Rudolph Lebius, editor of the 'Staatsburger Zeitung in Berlin, to make inquiries. The reply I received was accompanied by a caustic letter from Colonel Johann von Severin, the only officer by that name in the German army, who branded Severin an impoor. I warned the members of the R T. R. society but they kept on falling for' Severin." WARRANT STILL HERE. As 'for the warrant from Philadelphia charging 5everin with having obtained money under false pretenses by surreptitious use of the seal of the Swiss consulate there it reposes. in the files of detective headquarters at the Hall of Justice. It was this warrant that Kennedy and Cottle sought to serve three weeks ago, when they were outwitted by Severin, who asked for time to dress. The two detectives yesterday made a vow. The next time they go to a house to make an arrest, they will bring the defendant to the" Hall of Justice "as is," even if they find him in, the bathtub. Showell New Prexy Of South End Club Vernon S. Showell was elected president of the South End Rowina: Club at last night's meeting. Showell has been identified with rowing on the Pacific Coast for th past twelve years. He pulled att oar on the championship senior barge in 1915 and has coachAl all the successful South End crews in the past four years. Edward N. Tormey was re-electe l captain. Other new' officers are: Vice President, Gus U Karaty; treasurer, H. C. Worden: financial secretary, A. A. Starstrand: recording secretary, M., W. Steel: boar.t of directords, A. J. Giesener. J. K. Scully, Guy Benedict. M. M. IIilW-bidel; delegates to Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen. Gus 1 Baraty, Vernon S. Showell. Foys Entertain Invalid Kiddies The little patients of the Children's Hospital saw Eddie Foy and the seven younger Foys from the Orpheum stage yesterday afternoon, when all of them put on a speci' performance arranged to sui: every kiddie. The Foy family have cntrrtnM children who are not so (ortunat as themselves in almost every ctu' that they hav visited, but they have never played befor a nior appreciative- audience Una found yesterday.
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