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VOLUME CX.—NO. 43.
DEATH SEEN IN
FIRE WAVE TOLL
Fifty Die, Hundreds Are Missing
and Thousands More Have
Train With 600 Women and
Children Chased by Wall
TORONTO, Ontario, July 12.-—As
ths result of the forest fires that
are sweeping unchecked through
northern Ontario's!, least 50 lives
ara lost, many have been Injured, hun
dreds are missing and It is feared
scores of these will be included in the
•Fifteen men were drowned at South
Porcupine when they were driven into
tha lake by the dense clouds of smoke
and wave of fire.
Two men were burned to death at
Eldorado mine and another met a sim
ilar fate at the United Porcupine
Three towns have been destroyed and
hundreds of refugees are facing starv
ation. A train containing 600 women
and children was rushed out of Coch
rane this morning for the south as the
wall of flames advanced toward the
village. The town of 3,500 Inhabitants
was soon a mass of flame and Is entire
ly destroyed. South Porcupine and
Plttsville are charred ruins.
4,000 Face Starvation
Golden City was surrounded by
flames for hours and still is In danger,
although only the suburbs have burned.
Part of Tlsdale has been wiped out, the
fire being controlled by dynamiting a
dosen houses In the center of the town.
Two special trains have been sent to
bring out the 4,000 persons who are
facing 'starvation or death by fire -In
the Tlsdale district. - ■ Communication
with stricken districts is exceedingly
The flames swept down on South
Porcupine and Pittsville almost with
out warning. The alarm came .lust in
time for the people to rush for the
lake, hut they were forced to abandon
Town Abandoned to Flames
Gasoline boats, rbwboats and even
hastily Improvised'rafts were utilised
to get the -." refugees, many of ; whom
were women and children,, across the
lake to Golden City. There; all with
other survivors" of the' fires In the
north, are fighting back the fire which
scorched the outskirts of that place.
Only a few days' provisions are left
in Golden' City. * , '
Laborers employed on the Ontario
government* new railroad line from
Golden City west reached the city after
a desperate tight with the flames, in
which many were badly burned. They
lost everything but • the clothes they
wore. 7- -- - - ' '.".'"
The town of Kelso , was abandoned
today after a fight lasting since Sun
Bodies Found in Ruins
DETROIT, July IJ. —Up to noon today
three bodies had been found-in the ruins
of the villages of Au Sable and Oscoda,
which were destroyed by forest fires.
State Fire "Warden Cates received re
ports at Lansing of fires near Onaway,
Mtllersburg, northwest of. Roscommon
and in Antrim cou/ity, but said that the
telegraphic reports from his deputies
did not indicate that any communities
were threatened. j
The destruction- of Au Sable and Os
coda and the $500,000 fire at Alpena,
which was not due to forest fires, prob
ably caused exaggerated, reports . of
heavy damage and possible loss of life
from forest fires In the northern coun
ties of the southern peninsula of Michi
gan. Towns alonlg the Detroit, and
Mackinac from Posen, In Presque Isle
county, to Onaway, In Cheboygan
county, 'suffered . much damage', " but
many towns that were last night re
ported burning are today reported safe.
These include Lewlston, Turner and
Alger. , \ .;._ ,/■■
Six*towns between Alpena and Che
boygan suffered serious property loss
when the forest fires Invaded their- pre
At Mlllersburg the Gardner,Peterman
mill and 13 houses were destroyed.*
' At Onaway.the section of, the village
known as Frenchtbwn was razed.
At Tower the Detroit' and Mackinaw
frelghthouse, 20 other houses and 30
freight cars were burned.
La Rogue and Posen are also reported
to have suffered severe losses.
Quartermaster General. W. G. Rogers
of the state militia has made* hurried
preparations at Lansing to forward a
supply of tents to Oscoda to give tem
porary shelter to the homeless people
SENATE MEASURE OUSTS ;
JEFF DAVIS'- BODYGUARD
WASHINGTON, July ; 12.—"Jim" Jones,
a negro, who was bodyguard to Jeffer
son Davis, president of the confederacy,
and : the only person who . knows the
secret hiding place of the confederate
great seal, Is among those whose po
sitions " are abolished , under the Lodge
resolution passed by the senate today
without.debate. Later the, senate, re
considered" the vote," that Senator Wil
liams of Mississippi: might speak on the
resolution. Jones has been absent on
sick lea*ve for two year** ' *?-
THE San Francisco CALL
NEW YORK POOR
Tremendous Increase in Prices
Incites Mob to Attack Com
pany Office .
Mayor and District Attorney
7 NEW YORK, July 12.—Ice riots
broke out on the west side today
among the poor. Prices have risen
from 200 to 300 per cent In the sourse
of the hot spell, and the Increased de
mand has been so heavy that the
Knickerbocker Ice company refuses to
sell to any but its own retailers. The
independent dealers sell, but only at
One hundred - men and women
stormed the office of the Foster-Scott
company this afternoon, yelling. "Ice!
give us ice!" Many had sick children,
dying for lack of ice. "Smash the win
dows!" yelled the crowd. Buckets of
water from the windows greeted the
crowd; but, the assailants growing
angrier, the manager decided to quiet
It by distributing tickets which could
beexchanged for Ice at the company's
The district attorney said today that
a delegation of dealers who can not
get ice. from the Knickerbocker had
asked to wait on him.
Mayor Gaynor today took a hand in
the ice famine matter by ordering
Police Commissioner Waldo to investi
gate complaints that the Knickerbocker
company Is refusing to sell ice to the
so called "independent wagons. The
mayor directed that. policemen be sent
out to ascertain whether the company
is restricting the amount of ice it
brings to the city dally In order to en
hance prices, and the number of. inde
pendent wagons which it" is refusing to
supply, and added: "This information
we can lay before the district at
torney." -.-•;, , '_ .■ : > ■ -V."" '
Appalling Death List
The break in the heat wave promised
by the weather bureau made Itself felt
today, although the' change 'was grad
ual and little real comfort was in" pros
pect ujntll tomorrow. A shower early
In the day kept the temperature from
soaring as It had done for several days
as soon as the sun rose., At 9 o'clock
the- official thermometer registered 80
degrees with 68 per cent of humidity.
Following yesterdays maximum of 94
degrees death - stalked through the
crowded tenements last night. Twenty
deaths were reported during the night
after 12 o'clock. The deaths from the
heat up to midnight had-numbered 25.
This brings the total deaths during the
ten days since the extreme heat first
visited New York up to 270 and beats
all previous records.
32 Die in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, July 12.— to 2
o'clock 32 deaths*, from heat exhaustion
have been reported to the coroner here.
At that hour the thermometer regis
tered 81, but the humidity was extraor
dinary. Cooling showers gave some
relief early today.
BANK CHECKS FORGED
BY BOY OFTEN YEARS
Lad Saw Mother Sign, So He
- LONG BEACH, ; ; July 12.—George
Webster, 10 years old. barefooted and
freckle faced, was taken Into custody
by the police today on a charge -of
The small prisoner,/believed to be
the youngest ever arrested on such a
charge. Is -said by the police ,to have
admitted passing three forged checks
for a total of $12 during the last month.
He was captured today, after having
attempted to pass a. fourth check ;
The checks bore the name of Mrs.
Miller, , whose name the boy had, heard
mentioned In El Paso, Tex., from which
city he came to Long Beach, and were
drawn on the First national' bank of
Long Beach. ',
He had seen his mother sign checks,
and, after watching, her a few, times,
undertook t to see if he could not secure
money in the same manner.
DOG TRIES TO TELL
OF MASTER'S DEATH
For Four Days Faithful Animal
Seeks to Call Neighbors *
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
REDDING, July 12.F0r four days a
dog tried in vain-to make known J here
its master's death. John A. Daly, a
pioneer miner, was found dead" in his
lonely home in the western part of
Bedding this morning.; :.
Daly's dog at intervals since Sunday
has been running to the borne of Daly's
nearest neighbor, barking piteously to
attract attention to its master. The
animal was driven away by the neigh
bor repeatedly. N;7
■ Not having seen Daly :for several
days, .the neighbor: went to his home
this : morning to; see whether .he was
111. •' Opening, the door he found him
.lying.on-his" bed dead, .wbere'he prob
ably 'had. fallen.
Daly was In 4 the army <at one . time.
He was 77 years old.
SAN FRANCISCO. * THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1911:
“Come Back In 191 5, Teachers All”
San Feancisco Extends Bid to Exposition
School teachers from California and other states assembled in California head quarters to hear former Maytor Taylor speak for Panama-Pacific exposition.
IN NIGHT ATTACK
Attempt to Capture Fortress in
Center of Lisbon Doubles
City Guard •
LISBON, Portugal, July. 11 - (by way
of Bajadoz, Spain).A mysterious and
daring though "unsuccessful attempt
was mads tonight to penetrate and cap
ture i St. "George castle, now a strongly
fortified 'fortress on the top of a hill in
the center of the city. " . "'• *
The sentinels at the castle were sur
prised by a large body, of men. who Aired
volleys. The whole garrison /quickly
turned out and charged,with fixed bay
onets. The Invaders ■ dlseappeared in
the darkness. The attack has caused
a sensation and the garrison of the city
has been reinforced.
The government; is informed that
while the" Portuguese monarchist plot
ters are actively at work In Gallcia and
other parts of Spain many of them are
ready to abandon the cause in ex
change for pardon and a cash' compen
sation ranging from"ssoo to $2,500.
There have been rumors recently of
an uprising of monarchists In ; the
vicinity of Lisbon, J but these reports
have been denied '.hy the \ republican
government. A '.strict censorship s; Is
maintained, at Lisbon and the foregoing
despatch was .taken across;'the border
and telegraphed from*Badajos,"Spain., '■
STATE LACKS STANDARD '
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Secretary Jordan Says New Law
• Is Inoperative
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, 7 July 12,—That' the
new weights and measures law is In
operative because no appropriation was
made to * secure a standard set of
weights and measures for the state is
the asertion of j Secretary of -State Jor
dan in a letter he has written!to Dis
trict Attorney H.S.Utley" of San Diego.'
San Diego has,' a;, sealer "for " weights
and measures. He has been getting a
salary since the act 'went' into; effect.'
Utley wrote to .Jordan- for a certified
copy of -theJ standard set and Jordan
has decided that: he has -none - nd hs
called the ttention of the governor to
the'mtter.. .;.; ,-,. .*■•'.■,", 7. '
LOAN AGENTS MAKE
New York' Employes? Paying Up
to 400 Per Cent Interest
| NEW YORK, July 12.—A report made
to Mayor Gaynor _ today by Raymond
Fosdlck, his commissioner of accounts,"
who" has. been investigating the. busi
ness 'relations of city employes ... with
loan, agents, , shows that Interest rates
have been charged running from 60 to
■100 per cent a year; and urges that the
bill now pending at Albany be passed.
This bill provides, for the creation, of
a commission to study the entire ques
tion and formulate remedial legislation.
CORPORATIONS; CAN'T T
„ DODGE THEIR TAXES
State Controller Nye ; Issues the
: SACRAMENTO. July. 12.--though they
may have gone out of business, disposed
of their property, gone through bank
ruptcy, or have disincorporated or in
tend disincorporating, all corporations
operating in the state will have-to 'pay
their state taxes;as levied by the state
board of 'equalization, according toi. a
statement - Issued by \ State -: Controller
A. B. Nye today. '". \"\"["
Rival candidates for National Education association presidency. At the
left is the insurgent standard bearer, and at the right his opponent of the old
BIG WALL STREET BEAR
HELD UP BY REAL ONE
Thomas W. Lawson "Cornered" With "Bucket" by Bruin,
- Who, Like "the System," Swallows His "Little Fish"
[Special Dispatch to, The Call]
1 SEATTLE, July,l2.—Thomas W. Law-
Ma, .tithe Boston "financier,.- who has
been passing his vacation "somewhere"
in the' west,: has -' been discovered. . He
was,- located by a'-bear—an- ordinary
balck bear at that, and not of the oil or
copper variety either. " ' _ . j-;' .- j
. Lawson " has been .living-on the • ranch
of an ; old friend,"Thomas Sharp,' in Ore
gon.-near-Pflnevllle.' The trout fishing
has been good and-Lawsoh was wont to
'hike' about 12 miles up certain streams
daily.-- .-, \. : : ■ ■■ -. I ■-. ti. -. <..•: -'
• .Last Saturday he .went .away after
telling Mrs. Sharp of the trout'he would
bring home-for Sunday's dinner. .-When
darkness. was an -hour away and Law
son • was' late to dinner. Sharp started
$30,000,000 BONDS HELD UP
BY THE EASTERN ENGRAVERS
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
s' SACRAMENTO, July , 12.--Eastern
engravers who-are .working in several
important bond, issues of the, state are
tying up ,$30,000,000 worth of bonds
'through delays,! says State, Treasurer
Roberts. ' ,-....
' On the j first of | the month the »$ 18,000,-
--000 good roads bonds, the $9,000,000 r San
Francisco harbor improvement bonds,*.
UNCONSCIOUS A WEEK, AUTO
VICTIM PUZZLES SURGEONS
[Special Dispatch to The Cell]
. SACRAMENTO, July 12.—The con
dition of 1 George Smith, manager of a
local printing establishment,, who has
been,unconscious for a week at a local
hospital, following injuries received in
an automobile accident, is puzzling the
officers. . , 7, -/".
PHYSICIANS GIVE OUT HOPE
THAT GATES WILL RECOVER
}J PARIS, July- 12.—After . a consulta-;
tion this evening 'the,? physicians , In, at
tendance'on John W. Gates,, the Amer
ican financier,, said his condition 'was:
improving. > They found' that. the con-1
gestion •_ of the kidneys7had; relaxed,j
giving ground for hope that" Gates"will.
after him. After a .walk of three miles
■'. heheard, a faint "Hello!" and recog
nised Lawson's voice. ■;
.In- a ; few minutes he reached the
banks; of "Waiwawai creek, and saw a
picture—one . that would be
•worth' good '' money to a Sunday editor.*
Out on the end of a log suspended over
the water, sat Lawson astride. 'His face
was red, his hat ■ minus, one shoe j gone,
the other in his right hand as-though
.ready. to-be thrown. - , - - .-■:--
On the bank sat a bear— big, black
_fellow— -slowly' devouring the trout that
Lawspn had"thrown ,to " him, . evidently
to induce him to 1 leave.- :
; Lawson said he had been a prisoner
for five hours. Vt"
the $1,000,000 'India', basin bonds and
the :$ 1,500,000 NSan : Diego' harbor im
provement bonds should ' have < been
ready for sale at the hands'of the* state,
treasurer, but have not been received
yet- .' . 7 .7 - , i. ...'«■-.'';•. , '. -• . >
, All the bonds.must receive the gig-
natures of Governor Johnson - and - the
state, treasurer,,. which will take some,
days, to complete. ,_ *.; *
. Smith was lying asleep In the ton
neau of the auto when' the accident
happened and has not yet regained his
. The injured - man's skull was tre
panned and several-clots removed,'but
the patient shows no improvement.
live. The consultation was ..participat
ed in by* Dr. Reeves who accompanied
Charles C. Gates from New York, and
Dr. J. Russell"; Ryan -of 'London, to
gether with-; Doctors Gross, :Roget and
Vlttol.-■' Gates' mind has continued
clear throughout, which is; considered
an excellent sign, .-'.
...... I 133\j . rr Jut art I ij __>/>,;
YESTERDAY—Highest temperature, 62;
•' lowest Tuesday night, 54..
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Fair with fog
in' the afternoon; light south wind changing to
West. "■ . '
TO CHARGE TODAY
Crisis of Battle Between Pro
gressives and Old Guard
The final attack of the insurgents In
the fight.which has split the National
Education, association into two open
factions, both battling for control, will
be, made today in the annual meeting
of active members In Golden Gate, hall,
when a. resolution will be introduced
asking the appointment, by the presi
dent, of a committee to investigate the
status of the : teachers of America, to
gether with a demand for the appro
priation of $3,000 to defray the expense
of the undertaking. Upon this Issue
the insurgents are prepared to stand
or fall, for in effect it represents the
democracy for which they have fought^
during the. last five years.
Arrangements were made I yesterday
to have the issue introduced upon the
floor of the convention in the form of
a . resolution, prepared and sanctioned
by the- committee on resolutions, of
which Carroll G. Pearse, the insurgent
candidate for -president. Is chairman.
Back, of It lies the whole fight against"
the national council, the amendments
and the Nicholas Murray Butler oli
garchy, for the resolution will ex
pressly provide »for the curtailment
of the council's powers In favor -of the
president of the association.
■According to the resolution, the com
mittee is to be named by the president,
and" not^by the national council, and
will report directly ■ to the convention.
Furthermore, if the coup is success
ful the committee, will be Instructed
to arrive at certain definite conclusions.
The exact /wording 'of-'the resolution
Is as. follows: -. ' ,'..-, •
. That a committee be appointed'
by the president of the National
.Education f association 1 to"! investi
gate the status of the teachers of
the k United States in regard •to sal- '
ary, tenure "of office and pensions,
and present report,*" together
with" the recommendations thereon.,
to - the annual business' meeting;
this committee jto take into- con
sideration among other .things the
increased cost .-of: living ' and in
creased ' professional, demands .on
teachers, with a view of determin
ing whether \ teachers' . compensa- r
tion has kept "pace with these in
creased ; -;.' demands .*■ on '7 their ";■ re- "
sources; and that* this -.business;
meeting' Instruct the board of'
directors "to appropriate $3,000
from ; the current receipts of. the
association; to defray "the expenses
of-the committee and to print its
Whole Program At Stake
' There is no • weakening on,' the: other
issues, including the election of Pearse,
but the insurgent leader's believe! that
by winning the fight for this resolu
tion they will "be" able to carry their
whole program to victory, j
In the final test for the;presidency,
when the matter comes before the nom
inating 'committee this . morning, the
names of Carroll G. Pearse and A. E.
Winship will be entered in the lists.
It became known "last; night that the
old ' guard, which' formerly rallied to
the standard of Nicholas.Murray. But
ler, had ■•' picked upon the Boston- man
as their candidate. Last . year -Winship
was a member of the insurgent camp
and helped to .elect, Mrs. .Ella Flagg
Young, but during .the last ; week 'he
has lost the'confidence of :his.;former
associates. Jt, was said last night at
insurgent 7headquarters7 that" Winship
Continued : on -' Page 4,' Column >4
PRICE. FIVE GENTS.
Glory to Be of Panama-Pacific
Fair Eloquently Described .
to Educators **
FORMER MAYOR TAYLOR
SPEAKS AT THE PALACE
J. J. Dwyer and Mrs. William H.
Taylor Voice Invitation
* • From St. Francis
"..'■. _.■•;■-_ ... . ...■-:: * ■:. '
VISITORS ARE ASKED TO
SPREAD TIDINGS IN EAST
iitf^ OMB back In 1915," was the
I earnest advice given to the
\___x National Education associa
tion yesterday at meetings
held in the Palace and the St. Francis
hotels under the auspices of the Pan
ama-Pacific International exposition
"Come back In 1915," was the urgent
request. Much was promised. Orig
inality, novelty, delights of art and
the refinements of- educational de
velopment, such as may be displayed,
were offered to the visitor In 1915.
Not only* were the teachers and edu
cators asked to return In the fair
year, but they were asked to bring the
children and to carry through the
United States, from the Sierras to the
Atlantic, the good word of the Pan
JiTe two meetings were largetly at
tended. At the Palace hotel former
Mayor Edward Robson Taylor was the
j chief speaker, and '■; he delivered an
eloquent t address, touching on : the
history of '.the,.. Panama .canal .and
particularly on the development : in
San Francisco of the i Panama-Pacific
! exposition idea. But most eloquently
he told of what the San Francisco
exposition would be and of how San
Francisco, rehabilitated and rejuve
nated, would be ready to meet the
world. ' '
Taylor Is Eloquent
"San Francisco," he declared, "stands
, upon the edge of a grand destiny;
she fronts - Asia with . Its awakening
millions; she looks over Balboa's far
outstretching . sea, destined to bear
the countless ships of commerce; she
has at last clothed herself In new
garments; no trace of ashes remains
in her golden, streaming hair; her
limbs are strengthened, and with the
fire of victory in her eye she sets out
for the future a certain conqueror."
Taylor was followed by Seth Mann,
who assured the teachers of the unity
of'the nation, that California 7 was
theirs because ■ it was: part of the na
tion", and he urged them to carry to
the children of all America the mes
sage of the: great work of the great
celebration, and to bring them to Cali
fornia in 1915. ,-■■'•
W. <-'. Ralston was chairman of th»
meeting and introduced the speakers.
"Roila V. Watt presided at the meet
ing held at the St. Francis and the
speakers were J. J. Dwyer and Mrs,
Both meetings were In the form jj of
receptions Refreshments were served
and there was music.
Reception at Palace
The Palace reception was held In tho
headquarters of the? California delega
tion, which were handsomely decorated
with national and state flags. Fruit
punch was served and fruits were dis
tributed to the visiting teachers and
strangers. The addresses were started
at' 4 o'clock. '
In opening the meeting Chairman W,
C. Ralston said: '-.
"In the name of the Panama-Pacifio
exposition and on behalf of the people
of. San Francisco and of California It
affords me great pleasure to welcome
here -this afternoon you who happen to
be sojourners in San Francisco. We
hope that you will have a pleasant visit
and that when you are gone you will
think well enough of the city to want
to return to us in 1915. }
"To you who ■ have • come from the
east San . Francisco needs little praise
"She has showed her ability to re
habilitate herself in a very- short time-
San Francisco, has been proved * fully
able to resuscitate ; herself. She - will
make good her promise made before
congress to have' here In • San Fran
cisco in 1915 -the greatest exposition
the-, world; has ever seen.'"
Former Mayor Speaks
Former Mayor Taylor was introduced
to -the teachers as a man whom they
would know, If not personally, "through,
his writings. •./"...., •
;,:: Doctor Taylor, said in part". **_-
, Members of ' the National Edu-"■'■-.'.-,
.-'. cation association:
Rehabilitated : San ; Francisco • de-.'
: lights "to 'have you i here. -Our,
■^wounds, were many and deep; but.