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ILLINOIS WOMAN". A RECENT ARRn'AL IN THIS CITY. WHO ON SATUR
DAY WAS ROBBED BT HER HUSBAND AND HIS BROTHER OK $3000 I
AND HER CLOTHES AND LETT SldC AND DESTITUTE. • '
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NEW YORK. Nov. 6— George B.
Cort*ly</u, chairman of the Republican
National Committee, made a brief
statement to-night, reiterating his
forecast of the previous night on^ the
result of the election. He* said:
"A« a final forecast, I Bee no reason
to change my previous statement and
I adhere to that after receiving full re
ports from all over the United States
In the past forty-eight hours. I am
satisfied that the Republican candi
dates for President and Vice President
New Postmaster Appointed.
WASHINGTON. Nov. «. — C. I. Dora
has been appointed postmaster of
Moor Park, Ventura County. CaL
Killing of an Officer .by Two Blocks
Results in Summary Ac
tion by Whites....
DENVER. Nov. 6. — The killing in
cold blood of Marshal Hiram Bates
of Coal Creek, a coal mining town. in
Fremont County, by two negroes.
Grant and Wenley Thompson, whom
he was trying to arrest. for causing a
disturbance, has caused the white res
idents to issue a. warning to the ne
gro population^ leave the camp. On
hearing of the decision of the whites
many of the • negro residents left the
town. If they, insist on remaining It
is feared bloodshed will result.
The whites ; are greatly, incensed
against the negroes, to whom they
charge numerous crimes committed
since the blacks were imported Into
the camp to take the places of strik
ers about a year ago.
There was no extreme anxiety about
political headquarters to-day, but the
managers were alert and watching the
close of the campaign with great in
terest. The Democratic National Com
mittee Issued a statement . claiming
with confidence the election of Judge
will carry every Northern State, with
the possible exception of Maryland and
Nevada, and will not have less than 314
of the 476 votes in the electoral col
Mrs. Chambers lived in Indianapolis
most of her life. Her father; left her
a large fortune. ' When she went to
California to live she took her coach
man with her.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 6. — The will
of Mrs. Eleanor Chambers, the daugh
ter of the late General Thomas A.
Morris, was received here to-day from
California, and . it was discovered that
she had left her fortune of. $150,000
to Harry Graves, her coachman,* who
came to her. home as a tramp.'
Mrs. Eleanor Chambers Handsomely
Remembers Man Who Camo
to Her as a Tramp. .
Claims Three Hundred and Fourteen
Electoral Votes for Roosevelt.
BEQUEATHS HER ENTIRE -
FORTUNE TO HER COACHMAN
CORTELYOU 'S FINAL WORD
The Journal hazards the suggestion
that a dissolution of the ministry will
be proposed on Monday. Well inform
ed persons, however, consider that
the Government has passed through
this Important crisis and Is now
stronger than heretofore.
v PARIS, Nov. 6. — The narrow es
cape of the Government from defeat
in the Andre debate has caused $
great outcry on the part of the na
tionalist Journals to the effect that the
ministry must resign. The Press, the
nationalist organ, publishes an Inter
view with M. Clagney, the president
of the group, violently de
nouncing the ministry.
Nationalist Journals Demand Its Res
ignation as Result of the
NEGROES ORDERED FROM
A TOWX IX COLORADO
DENOUNCED IX FRANCE
NEWPORT, R. I., Nov. 6.— The
condition of Mrs. John P. Drexel of
Philadelphia, who is ill at her summer
residence here, is said to be favorable
to-night. The nature of her illness
is not known except by members of
her family and a few intimate friends.
It was not known that Mrs. Drexel's
condition was serious until to-night,
when Dr. William 'T. Bull, the New
York Burgeon, arrived and performed
an operation on her. Immediately,
after the operation Dr. Bull left for
Dr. Bull Goes to Newport to Attend
the Philadelphia Society
ON MRS. JOHN P. DREXEL
A corps' of schoolyard "whltewings"
are also to be organized, with a vieWto
teaching prospective voters a practical
lesson in municipal cleanliness. TJhese
organizations are "to serve as a r me
dium of instructing students in a prac
tical way. in the more important obli
gations which students owe to society
and the rights and f protection which
they may demand of society.'' .
The action . of Superintendent Cooley
was taken as " the result of recommen
dations made by the High School Prin
cipals',-Association. 'The committee in
its report declared; "The subject of
civics Is :of sufficient importance to
high school students to warrant its re
ceiving more attention than: it; now. re
ceives at ¦¦•' the hands of teachers and
CHICAGO. Nov. 6.— Miniature city
councils, upon which the public search
light may be turned at any time; min
iature legislatures, minus ; the shadow
of ' the octopus, and - near-real con
gresses, in which national policy will
be molded without regard to party pre
judices, are to be organized in' the Chi
cago public schools. .In addition "good
government" and "improvement" clubs
will be formed..
All of these departures from tradi
tional methods are advocated by Su
perintendent Cooley as the most influ
ential means of teaching practical
civics to high school students. V ¦¦•¦-
City, county. State and national con
ventions .will be held— unless the. pupils
decide to, try the direct primary ex
periment—and nominations made .for
all offices In' all branches of govern
ment. The platforms of the school par
ties then willbe outlined. ,
Special Dispatch to The Call
Chicago Instructors Will
Give Practical Course in
3Ietliods of Government
The sun motor on account of its prin
ciple, besides its important scientific
properties, seems to be economically
applicable for reducing aluminum and
for producing new chemical compounds,
especially a fertilizer of great value.
Its value to science cannot be overesti
Professor Himalaya has succeeded in
finding the source of this energy, and
he has settled scientifically the possi
bility of .utilizing in future this and
some other primitive and perpetual
forces of nature.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 6. — Professor Hima
laya, the Portuguese priest, who Invent
ed-the sun motor, has issued a bulletin
giving the results of his experiments
with the machine at the World's Fair.
The most Important of these is the dis
covery, the inventor says he made, that
the heat of the sun Is purely electrical
The people of Havana will be allowed
to visit the hulk upon payment of a
small fee. It is -planned, after Cuban
curiosity is 'satisfied, to put a new bot
tom on the ship- and tow it to Luna
Park, Coney Island. There it will be
exhibited as a curiosity.
CALL BUREAU, HOTEL BARTON.
WASHINGTON. Nov. . 6.— For $5000 the
United States Battleship Maine Salvage
Company of this city has bought from
the Cuban Government the wreck of
the ill-fated* battleship Maine in Ha
A coffer dam will be built around the
hulk and it will be raised. Such of the
seventy-four bodies of American sail
ors not recovered will be removed and
buried with due honors in the United
States if the Navy Department desires
to take charge of them, or in Havana
if the Washington Government makes
no provision. The salvage company
will make arrangements for the sale of
the machinery and armor of the famous
Pp»clal Dispatch to Tha Call.
S3*dal Dispatch to The CalL
TO DO POLITICS
Famous Hulk to Be
Shown at Coney
Thus Asserts ttie In
ventor of the
Senator Chaurcev M. Depew 6aid: "The tilt between Judge Parker
and President Roosevelt will not change ten votes in the country. It came
too late in the campaign, viewed purely as a political bomb. The people's
minds were already made up. Even if there were those who may have
had any doubts about President Roosevelt's position with the trusts, the
President's vigorous and emphatic denial has fixed that matter straight.
The little fight at the finish of the campaign was unique. I have been in
twelve Presidential campaigns and I have never known one candidate to
accuse another, holding office, of acts which would, if the accusation were
true, make him personally unfit for high office. On the other hand, I have
never known a man holding the office of President to come right out in
meeting and call another candidate a liar. But that's Roosevelt's way and
the people like It. I read Roosevelt's retort yesterday In several speeches
up the State and It was cheered, loudly everywhere."
John D*»Witt Warner said: "The only thing peculiar about Judge Par
kers position is that it was so tardily taken. The only peculiarity of
President Roosevelt's position was that he so promptly appreciated and.
from his view, corralled the trusts in his own behalf. The only effect of
what they have been saying is to convince voters that Parker detests such
methods and. if elected, will do what he can to stop trust rule, but that
Roosevelt, though he has tjie good taste to be angry when exposed in this
business, intends, while denying it, t o get the benefit of it."
Perry Belmont says: "The President has not denied that contributions
from corporations have been made to the Republican campaign fund. As
pointed out by Judge Parker, euch contributions are, in fact, contributions
o£ stockholders, made without their knowledge or consent and in violation
.. iaw. Judge Parker declares that, | n the event of hiB election, he will
employ every power that legally and constitutionally inheres to the great
office of President to check this evil. We have no such promise from
Oscar S. Straus said: "Judge Parker's insinuating charge that Presi
dent Roosevelt had conspired with Cortelyou In order to squeeze money
out of the trusts was monstrous. If anything is firmly established in the
rainds of th<» American people it is that Roosevelt's character is invul
nerable. The charee is so monstrous that fair-minded men will resent it
who othewiF* 5 would have voted for Parker. The claws of the management
of the Hill campaign have come out from under the Judicial ermine and
people are disgusted with that kind of tactics. The President's answer
was mar.lv. unequivocal and directly met the charge."
Judge Parker is reproached and rebuked by leading Republicans for
Intimating that Roosevelt has been capable of acts which would render
him personally unfit to hold the high office of President of the United
States. President Roosevelt is ridiculed by leading Democrats for making
a reply to Judge Parker, conspicuous for its display of anger and failure
to deny that the trusts have contributed to the Republican campaign
NEW TORK. Nov. 6.— Interviews with men prominent in politics show
that the tilt between President Roosevelt and Judge Parker in the closing
hours of the campaign has struck fire in both great parties and brought
them to the battle front with heartier zest than was dreamed of in the
earlier davs of the campaign.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Partisan Views of the Rival Candi
dates' Passage at Arms.
ADDS ZEST TO LAST
HOURS OF CAMPAIGN
Notes left by the physician told of his
deliberate preparations for death. He
wrote that in order to remove the pos
sibility of failure he Intended to adopt
three certain methods of ending his life.
When found he was not quite dead, but
died an hour later at the hospital to
which he was hurriedly removed.
Dr. Gagen was 46 years of age and is
paid to have been a man of considerable
wealth. The husband of the woman at
whose house the couple were rooming
committed suicide two years ago in the
same room In an almost identical man
ner, except that he did not use chloro
Dr. and Mrs- Gagen came to Los An
geles a month ago from Oregon for
the former's health and secured rooms
at 723 South Hope street. The doctor
was afflicted with an incurable disease
of the heart and although he knew that
his days were numbered he 'gave no
indication of ending his life.
A week ago yesterday, accompanied
by their landlady, the doctor and his
wife went to a Turkish bath establish
ment intending to remain all night. At
the entrance to the ladles' department
he bade his wife good-night, saying he
would caU for her In the morning. The
next morning when the women sent
wora by an attendant that they were
waiting for the doctor they were in
formed that he had left the place im
mediately after they had entered the
Hurrying home they found the house
filled with illuminating gas. It was al
most impossible for them to remain in
the hallway, but divining what had
happened Mrs. Gagen. despite the gas.
rushed to her husbands room. She
found him upon the floor near the bed.
Across his mouth was a towel, on
which a pint of chloroform had been
poured. A hypodermic syringe was near
his hand, and every burner of a gas
stove in the room was turned on.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6.— Dr. Edward
Thomas Gagen. for years a prominent
physician of Baker City, Ore., commit
ted suicide by the most elaborately
planned process ever recorded Tin thin
city a week ago. He used gas, chloro
form and morphine, together . to. make
sure of death. ' Prof essional . courtesy
due to one physician from another and
the tearful pleadings of the heart
broken w-idow are the reasons now
given by the Coroner for keeping the
matter secret. The facts came to light
to-day. To-morrow the widow will
leave for Baker City, taking with her a
little box containing her husband's
OWINGSVILLE, Ky., Nov. 6.— After
a man hunt extending over the greater
part of the Menifee County mountains,
two officers whose names. have not yet
.been learned entrapped Lipton Day,
one of the mo6t desperate outlaws in
the Kentucky mountiijns^andiA battle
with"" rifles' took placed Day . killed, -the
two officers, but lost" his own life in the
. The battle occurred on Indian Creek,
in Menifee County. The officers had
been chasing Day, and from the ap
pearance of the men's bodies when
found the three evidently" had fallen at
almost the same moment. Their weap
ons were lying near them. .
Day had long terrorized that section
of the mountains. A reward of $800 was
offered for his capture for the killing
of Howard Wilson, United States Mar
shal, three years ago.
The battle in which Wilson was killed
took place in ; August, 1901.. Day was
wanted for making moonshine whisky,
and Wilson, with a posse of officers,
went to Menifee County after him. Day
was with several companions when
found and was ordered to surrender.
He and his companions opened fire on
the officers. Howard Wilson and one of
Day's companions were killed, and .Wil
liam Stamper, a member of Wilson's
posse,' shot Day five times, badly
Day was placed in jail at French
burg, from which he was later rescued
by his followers. Day was a fugitive
and lived* in a cabin between two high
mountains.' He maintained a line of
guards for several miles from his moun
tain retreat, who kept strangers from
approaching i him. • He wore a coat of
mall under his clothing to prevent as
sassination. Although only 24 years
old, he had killed eight men.
Srecial Dispatch to The Call
"I waited for the return of my hus
band and his brother until. late; in the
afternoon, and when they, did not come
beck' I ¦went to the Kearny. street lodg-
"Saturday morning my husband said
he had found a nice room in a private
family at 176 Fell street and I accom
panied him and Robert to this place.
Robert , waited at the corner while
Harley and I . looked at the quarters.
They suited us and we said that we
would take them. Harley paid only
$1 50— for one night— saying to the
landlady -that he would settle later as
he had not the change, or some such
excuse. He . then told me that as I
was not feeling strong I had better
remain where M was until he could
move; our -trunks from 215 Kearny. I
agreed to do so.
,.¦ "Harley.- then joined his brother and
they must have : gone to the Kearny
street place direct. In the forenoon I
gave $3000 to ; Harley to either " place
in a bank or keep in safety on his
person. I warned him to be careful
with the ; money. He ; said he .had
bought a coin belt and that he would
carry the money in it if he did not
EVIDENCE OF CONSPIRACY.
In these facts the Police Department
sees evidence of a conspiracy that De
tective Coleman thinks originated in
Chicago, where, according to his
theory, the; brothers, seeing that
they . could not get possession of
the money Mrs. Bowers held In trust,
decided to lure the woman to Califor
nia and here compel her to give it
them either by peaceful or foul means.
Coleman holds that it is another Soe
der case, but. this theory is ' not very
well borne out by statements made by-
Mrs. Bowers. Nor is there other than
the. testimony of the landlord and land
lady at 216 Kearny street, where the
Bowerses roomed during the first two
days spent in this city, to substantiate
the story that Harley and Robert Bow
ers fled with all of the wife's property.
However, the nolice are inclined to
place confidence In their deductions
and have discovered evidence that in a
measure bears them out.
"When my husband, his brother
and myself arrived in San Francisco."
said Mrs. Bowers yesterday, "we rented
a room at 215 Kearny street- I did
not like the locality and we decided to
move. ' \i'."
Eleven years ago Harley Bowers of
Chicago married Miss Butts of Carbon
dale, 111., and last Saturday' afternoon,
two days after the arrival of the couple
in San Francisco from the . Middle
West, the man suddenly disappeared,
taking with. htm all of the family coin
and personal, property, leaving his
wife penniless and sick in a community
,of_ strangers. This is the -brief intro
duction to a story- that contains much
"of pathos and mystery. The deserted
woman furnishes the 'pathos, the»police
detectives supply the mystery.
Wednesday morning Harley Bowers
and his wife reached this city on the
Central Overland train. Accompanying
the pair was Robert Bowers, a brother
of the woman's husband. The object ot
the trip of the brothers was ostensibly
to acquire some sort of business on the
coast, where they had decided to taKe
up their residence. Before leaving Chi
cago Mrs. Bowers, who at the time of
her marriage was considered a wealthy
woman, drew from the business of her
brother, William A. Butts, of Carbon
dale $3600, with which she intended to
assist her husband in the purchase of
such business as he might see fit to en
ter. Saturday morning Bowers had his
wife give him all the money that was
left— 53000— saying that he was going
to place it in a savings bank.
But Bowers did not stop at the ap
prppriating of the $3000. He took all or
Mrs. Bowers' dresses, her jewelry, her
little trinkets, such as women treasure
— her manicure sets, silverware 1 — in
short, everything that had a commer
cial value, leaving on the floor of their
rooming place a few soiled pieces or
linen after he had separated his own
apparel from the family, clothes bag.
Sick and despondent, the poor woman
is cared for by Mrs. Gunn, the landlady
of a flat at 176 Fell street, where the
Bowerses had come to live. Even the
small change that was in the sick wo
man's purse was taken.
Special Dispatch to The Call
Physician Bids Wife Farewell, Goes
to His Room and Calmly Car
ries Out Bis Scheme.
Eight Killings Charged to Kentucky
Cut-Throat Only Twenty-
Four Years 1 Old.
The-re is a distinct feeling of disappointment among Washington
Democrats at the final outcome of the passage at arms between Mr. Roose
velt and Judge Parker. They do not attempt to conceal • their feeline that
Judge Parker came out of it very much damaged, because he had no proofs
to produce and in his speech simply reiterated his first charges.
The President stood readv last night to make a reply to Judcrr Parker,
had he attempted to produce proofs in his Brooklyn speech. He waited
until midnight and received press dispatches giving the substance of what
Judge Parker said. When it was announced by Secretary Loeb that the
President would not make further reply, it was accepted that the personal
controversy between Republican and Democratic candidates' for the presi
dency was at an end and that nothing further would be forthcoming from
the White House. - ¦••¦-- i-**ix»- -.- „ ::....- • ..-¦•
CALL BUREAU, HOTEL BARTON, WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.—Presi
dent Roosevelt will make no rejoinder to Judge Parker's Brooklyn speech
of last night. Neither Mr. Roosevelt nor his friends think that any reply
if required. The President's position is that his own statement of Friday
night could be answered only by an attempt to offer proof substantiating
the Democratic charges of the last two weeks, and, since Judge Parker did
not do this, no further White House statement is expected.
Neither will the President make any reply to the statement issued bv
the Democratic National Committee to-night, to the effect that the Republi
cans have a J5.000.o00 trust fund. Whatever is said in answer to this is
likely to come from national headauarters in New York.
The President was not giving much attention to the Democratic
charges to-night, but ppent the entire evening with his family and received
no news. Secretary Loeb was not at his office to-night, and it was an
nounced at his house that he had retired at 9 o'clock.
Special Dispatch to The CalL
Morphine, Chloroform and
Carbon Monoxide Give
His Corpse Is Founfl Near
Tbose ol Officers WUo
SLANDER REACTS UPON HILL-BELMONT RING
His the Only Reputa
Liptoh Day Dies
Oregon Doctor Makes
Failure of Esopus Nominee
To Substantiate Bis Charge
Discourages the Democracy
AND GAS TO
that of the conspiracy of
Leon Soeder, who killed
here with her
husband and her hus
band's brother last Wed
nesday. Saturday the
Bowers brothers disap
peared and with them" is
missing $3000 in cash
belonging to the estate of
Mrs. Bowers and all of
the woman's . personal
property. The police be
lieve that a conspiracy
existed to get possession
of the woman's money
by fair means or foul.
They liken the case to
LIKE A SOEDER PLOT, SAY DETECTIVES
MRS. HARLEY ROWERS LEFT ALONE AMONG
STRANGERS, ILL AND WHOLLY DESTITUTE
The final word in the passage between the rival candidates for the Presidency has
been spoken. President Roosevelt will ignore Judge Parker's reply to the statement is
sued from the White House denouncing the Democratic nominee for waging a campaign
of slander and falsehood. Judge Parker's utter failure to substantiate his charges has dis
appointed leading Democrats.
ROOSEVELT IGNORES PARKER'S BROOKLYN SPEECH
Forecast xcade at Saa Fraaciaoo for
thirty hoars endis* mldnirht, Jfovem
San Francltco and rlclnlty— CJoufiy
Monday, probahly rain; frech aoutheast
¦wind. A. O. MeADIE,
AUCAZA&— "Prince Karl."
CAUFORNIA— "Sweet Clow." .
CENTRAlr— "Her Marrla«r» ~Vow."
COLUMBIA — "The County Chairman."
FISCHER" S— Vaudeville.
GRAND— "Pretty Peggy."
MAJESTIC— "An American <3tl«n.~
TIVOLI— "The Messenger Boy."
PRICE FIVE GENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY,. NOVEMBER 7, 1904.
VOLUME XCVI— NO. ICO
The San Francisco Call