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VOLUME OX.—NO. 44.
Former Governor Says Any One
Is Safe in Saying Slush Fund
DENIES HE ASSISTED
ELECTION OF LORIMER
Admits Illinois Law Making
Body Would Not Stand Test
of Coroner's Inquest
WITNESS ISSUES HINES
ANANIAS CLUB TICKET
WASHINGTON. July 13.— Gov
ernor Charles S. Deneen of
Illinois today furnished a field
day in the Lorimer election
investigation by the senate special com
mittee. He declared that he did not
assist-in the election of Senator Lori
mer. as some of the senator's friends
said, but fought against it to the last.
He contradicted the version given by
Edward Hines, a Chicago lumberman
charged with having asked for a Lori
mer election fund contribution, of the
telephone conversation between t
on the day Senator Lorimer was -
May 26, 1909.
Hlnes had testified that be (Hines)
telephoned from Chicago to Deneen
that he "had just come In this morning
from Washington and was on my way
to Springfield to bring the message to
"»eneen> from Senator Aldrich and
'■sident. urging you to do all you
ran to assist in the election of a sen
ator at the earliest possible moment,"
and "that they understood that Lorimer
could be elected if you will assist."
Further. Hines testified that he under
stood Deneen to say he would assist In
Lorimer's election and would see Lori
mer in ten minutes.
Governor Deneen testified today that
Hines asked him if he received a re
port from the president in reference to
Lorimer. He said that Taft had sent a
message to support Lorimer.
"I asked him," Governor Deneen con
tirfued. "if he had the message' and he
answered 'no.' He said that the presi
dent had sent it, and that he had In
tended to come to Springfield himself,
but had missed the train by five min
Doubted Taft Story
'I asked him if President Taft sent
that message, for I thought it strange
the president should tell me that.
"He said: "Why, Jt was Bent through
Senator Aldrich—of course, he would
not send it to you directly—who would
communicate to you through George
Reynolds of the Continental bank." I
paid, 'Very well.' "
"Did you receive a communication
fr^m Senator Aldrich or Reynolds?"
a?ked Attorney J. J. Healy, who was
conducting the examination for the com
Governor Deneen denied Hines' ver
sion of the conversation In regard to the
identity of Hines on this occasion and
added that he was not certain that it
was Hin«s talking, but regarded the
talk just as he would an anonymous
"Did you tell Mr. Hines that you
would assist Mr. Lorimer?" Healy
"I did not."
'Did you tell him you would see
' I did not."
Governor Deneen said that he had
talked with President Taft later about
the incident, but he declined to give
conversations unless the president was
to be called as a witness.
Lorimer Sees Deneen
In denying that he at any time as
sisted in Lorimer's election. Governor
Deneen testified that the night before
the election he had attended a confer
ence in which he tried to hold members
in line for Hopkins. After the election
he told of Senator Lorimer coming to
him and asking that he "wipe off the
slate" In the interest of republican har
mony in the state.
The witness testified that Senator
Lorimer said he intended to see Editor
Hinman of the Chicago Inter-Ocean
and Speaker Shurtleff of the Illinois
house and have them agree to har
The governor said the first time he
ever heard about a proposed expose
of corruption in the legislature was In
vAugust or September, 1909, when Ed
win R. Wright, chairman of the fed
eration of labor in Illinois, told him
that a member of the legislature pro
posed to tell all about It in a book
or magazine article. Deneen denied
any part In the preparation of White's
Governor Deneen discussed the
"Jackpot" original corruption funJ,
which he said was reputed to have been
divided after each legislature to those
who voted "right" during the sessions.
No Doubt of Jackpot
"Are you willing to stake your repu-
Continued oa Page 3, Column 4
THE San Francisco CALL
Convict Rides Six
Miles for Parole,
Fails, Rides Back
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, July 13.—A successful
test of Warden Raymond T. Ba
ker's honor system In vogue at
the Nevada state prison was
made when J. R. Noble, a life
termer sentenced for murder,
rode six miles on a workhorse to
appear before the pardon board,
and, being denied a parole,
mounted the hone and rode back
Noble was gone from his work
three hours. From hope he'rode
to reality and from reality to
despair. Then he rode back again
to the daily grind of road making.
Noble was one of a gang of 20
men, most of them long termers,
who have been building state
highways near Carson, watched
over by but one guard, unarmed.
They have been separated at
times for a distance of two miles
along the road and none has
tried to run away. At night they
sleep in tents, rising in the morn
ing to resume work.
When Warden Baker was asked
to allow Noble to appear before
the board of pardons, he said
that he would do so, but he must
send several miles for the man.-
He telephoned to the foreman to
let Noble come to town and to
lend him a workhorse. So No
AUTO FLASHES BY;
MAN FOUND DEAD
Unidentified Victim of Mysteri
ous Tragedy Has Both Legs
Broken and Skull Crushed
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
ALAMEDA, July 13—Mystery sur
rounds the identityand exact manner of
the death of a young man about 24
years old, whose crushed and mangled
body was found at 1 o'clock this after
noon in Fernside avenue about 250 feet
west of High street in this city, near
where construction work on the new
Southern Pacific loop track is going on.
The body, with both legs broken and
the skull crushed, was still warm when
discovered by Harry Bradford, a driver
for W. P. Fuller & Co., and it is be
lieved that the young man was a victim
of a speeding automobile. The body
was taken to the Alameda morgue, but
up to a late hour tonight had not been
Not far from where the tragedy oc
curred several members of the Southern
Pacific construction crew were engaged
in stringing electric wires. They de
clared positively that their construction
car could not ha c struck the dead
man, but said that just a few minutes
before the body was found they had
seen an automobile containing two men
without hats going west in Fernside
avenue at a furious pace.
Detective George Brown learned that
snortly before the body was found an
automobile answering the description
given by the railroadmen had been
driven through the vicinity by P. H.
Young, son of the late George Young,
a contractor who was killed several
years ago in an automobile accident in
Oakland. Young, who lives at High
street and Central avenue, in this city,
will be questioned today.
In one of the dead man's pocketa
was found a scrap of newspaper, on
which was written: "Will you forgive
m»>, mother? I have been bad. Char-
He." On the reverse side was a mem
orandum reading: "Will you please pay
to me $1.76? Japanese tailor." In an
other pocket was an empty purse and
a number of keys on a chain, the ring
of which had been broken by the force
of a blow, but no other articles that
might lead to identification.
The dead man was 5 feet S inches in
height, weighed about 150 pounds and
had brown hair and blue eyes. The
clothing consisted of pink striped under
wear of good quality, brown socks,
heavy button shoes, brown striped
trousers, white striped negligee shirt
and blue coat, but no vest, collar or
necktie. There was a white pocket
handkerchief in one pocket, without
Initial or monogram.
OLD BILL FOR BEEF IS
PRESENTED TO STATE
SACRAMENTO, July 13.—1 fan old
claim formerly held by G. D. Bliss for
furnishing the state with beef in 1855
is declared O. K. by State Controller
Nye and State Treasurer Roberts, the
Bliss heirs will ge,t the face value of
the claim, which is $6,851.47. Because
the state funds were depleted In 1855
Bliss did not get his money. In 1861
the legislature told Bliss he could take
his money In state bonds, but he did
not present his claim. George Ford of
San Francisco has taken up the claim
and started an investigation.
GERMAN GUNBOAT WILL
BE SENT TO MOROCCO
BERLIN, July 13.—1t was announced
today that the German gunboat Eber Is
being sent to Agadlr, Morocco, to main
tain communications for the cruiser
Berlin and to relieve the latter In case
It visits another port for coal. This In
dicates that the Berlin's mission to the
southern coast of Morocco may be a
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1911.
DEATH ROLL OF
MAY REACH 400
Forest Fire Sweeps Over Large
District Inhabited by 20,000
Many Fugitives Seek Refuge in
Wilderness and Die of
TORONTO, Ont., July 13—Reports
tonight from northern Ontario are that
the forest fires, which for several days
have swept over a section of country
extending: 300 miles northward from
North bay and covering a wide sec
tion east and west, either have been
extinguished or are under control.
The towns of Cochrane, South Por
cupine and Pottsville have been oblit
erated. The fire swept clean the
townships of Langmulr, El Dorado,
Shaw, Deloro, Ogden, McArthur and
Cripple Creek districts.
The known dead total 122, the ma
jority of whom lost their lives at
South Porcupine. There are believed
to have been many other fatalities and.
estimates based upon unverified re
ports run as high as 400.
Relief Sent by Train
A relief train left North Bay this
afternoon for Porcupine •with supplies.
Plenty of funds have been subscribed
In this city for immediate help.
Refugees from the burned area"say
that it covers 10.000 square miles, com
prising a district inhabited by 20,000
persons. From every quarter have
come fugitives who escaped the flames,
many of them badly burned.
Scores are missing and are believed
to have fled terror stricken into the
wilderness. They possible survived the
fire, but are believed to have died from
' Some of the survivors tell of stum
bling over bodiea of those who had,
run before them and died on the way.
The first trainload of dead and in
jured reached Cobalt today.
Horrors Increase Hourly-
Reports received tonight from Cobalt
say that the horrors of Porcupine*
great district, which is even worse
than the San Francisco fire, when the
comparitive sizes of the places are con
sidered, increase hourly.
The cry for breod is now heard.
Hunger, the usual follower of such ter
rible incidents, is the one thing that
those not otherwise injured have to
fight against, and bread anJ provisions
are being rushed as fast as possible.
With the exception of what was left
in the few stores of Golden City, there
remained nothing to eat.
Loss of Life in Mines
At the beginning it was believed that
the greatest loss of life occurred at the
mines and in the bush, where many
prospectors must have perished, but
now the towns may reveal the greatest
number of dead, and 300 as a total is a
conservative estimate of those who lost
Ab far as e ls known, there was no loss
of life at Pottsville, and at first it was
thought that South Porcupine's 16ss
numbered but four, but since then five
bodies have been found in the rear of
where the Empire theater stood, mak
ing it apparent that they were endeav
oring to make their escape to the north
of the zone of flames.
OIL MEN ASKED TO
Independent Producers' Agency
Expected to Reduce Director
ate and Provide Storage
[Special Dispatch let The Call]
BAKERSFIELD. July 13.—While the
resolution adopted at yesterday's meet
ing of the directors of the Independent
oil producers' agency was merely an
expression of the views of those pres
ent, steps were taken which are ex
pected to result in its ratification by
the signatures of members who were
As soon as this is done a meeting of
the stockholders will be called to elect
the new directorate. On the same day
a directors' meeting: will be held to
launch the storage company.
The executive committee will send a
•pedal emissary to those not present
at yesterday's meeting, requesting their
approval of the action taken. The plan
Is to make it mandatory upon the offi
cials to call directors' and stockholders'
meetings at the same time, to be virtu
ally one meeting.
Any stock holder may attend, discuss
the questions which comt up and advise
with the directors, but only the latter
Decided opposition was manifested to
suggestions that the members should
curtail production and a resolution waa
adopted to operate the properties to full
While no official action could be
taken on the matter of allowing agency
members to withdraw, it is understood
that among the fourteen desiring that
privilege are the Ethel D. of Marlcopa,
the Victor of North Midway, the Tejon
of Kern river and the Splnks. Creme
and Coalinga National of Coallnga.
$12,000 IN GEMS
Rob Jewelry Store in Populous
Business District While
Owner Is Absent
Burglars Succeed in Getting
Away Without Exciting
One of the boldest burglaries that
has been committed In San Francisco
In years occurred between 2 and 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, when
thieves forced an entrance through the
front door into a jewelry store at 72
Jackson street, owned by Miss Anna L.
Silvaria, and maje their escape with
diamonds, watches and jewelry valued
at approximately $12,000.
The entrance into the store was ef
fected while Miss Silvaria was at
lunch and ■while no one was on the
premises. The lock of the main street
door was "jimmied," and although the
store is in a populous district in a
street with a car line and with many
stores, shops and commission nouses
in the immediate neighborhood, the
burglars succeeded in looting the store
and getting away without exciting at
Miss Silvaria has conducted her store
< nntlnucd on P«s<- 4, Column 4
Miss Katherine Devereux Blake of New York, insurgent treasurer elect
of National Education association.
AMATEUR AVIATOR FATALLY
INJURED IN 50 FOOT FALL
D. A. Kreamer Trying for Air Pilot's License Has Mis
hap in SeconcT'Figure Eight"
CHICAGO, July 13.—D. A. Kreamer.
the first man to try for an air pilot's
license In this section of the country.
was fatally injured cm the aviation
field of the Aero Club of Illinois last
evening. He crashed 50 feet to the
ground in the Curtlss biplane with
which he was attempting to prove his
skill in the air.
Kreamer. who was an amateur
aviator, undertook to prove his fitness
for a "master's papers" in a machine
belonging to James E. Plew. The task
set for him was a succession^ of five
"figure eights" within the area of the
The first of these evolutions had been
successfully completed and the candi
date had started to make the first turn
of his second figure when he was seen
•to be in trouble. In "backing" for the
turn Kreamer lost control of the ma
chine and was apparently at a loss to
know what to do. As a result the big
OLD RIVER CHANNEL IN CITY
GIVES $500 A WEEK IN GOLD
REDDING. July 13.—Covell brothers
struck an old river channel in the city
limits of Redding a month or so ago
and have been cleaning up $500 a week
in gold with rocker and pan. The
owner of the land, Colonel J. H. Brush
Insurgents Sweep the Convention
j Ticket and Program of Progressives Victorious
Carroll G. Pearse of Milwaukee, insurgent president elect of National
biplane hovered almost motionless in
the air for a moment and then plunged
downward with its nose pointed at the
The crash which followed an instant
later reduced the machine to a mass
of kindling wood, tangled wires and
broken pieces of machinery and left
the man a bleeding and senseless figure
in the midst of the wreckage. For a
moment the crowd which had been
watching ills maneuvers stood motion
less, and then there was a rush to the
pile of wreckage, where the only
movement was the fluttering of the
torn cloth of the planes.
Krearner was found pinned down
with the wreckage of the heavy en
gine across his back, breathing, but
more dead than alive. A great splinter
of wood, which formed one of the
levers, pierced his thigh. One leg was
fractured and his face and body were
covered with cuts and bruises.
of Santa Rosa, ordered them away.
The rich diggings were struck In a
deep ravine in an addition to the city
upon which no houses had ever been
built since It was cut up Into blocks
and lots 30 years ago.
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, •j'tojmst Wednesday night, 52. <■■>.' v 1 I
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PRIBILOFF ON MAP,
Island Citizens Ask for Baseball
Scores as Their First
News of World
The Prihiloff islands for the first
time in their history, are now connected,
with thp outside world. Wireless did
it and Uncle Sam was the fairy god
father who provided the magic link.
The Homer, which arrived yesterday,
brought word of the successful instal
lation of the navy wireless station on
the island of St. Paul.
The work was done by the navy elec
tricians and wireless experts sent north
on the U. S. S. Buffalo and when the
Homer left the government employes
on the island were all at the wireless
station, which was in communication
"I have Honolulu now," said the
operator, "what do you fellows want
in the way of news?"
In a chorus they answered: "Get us
the standing of the clubs in the big
league ball game."
"Anything else?" inquired the oper
"Sure Get all the baseball news you
Until the wireless was established
the only communication that the gov
ernment officials on St. Paul and St.
George islands had with the outside
world was when the Homer called
there. The Homer makes about three
trips a year. In the past there was
absolutely no communication except
through an occasional revenue cutter,
from September until the following
June. They can get the baseball aver
ages every day now if the operator at
Honolulu is the right kind of a fan.
The Buffalo will establish another
station at Unalaska before returning
AVIATOR TO LAND ON
WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS
Atwood Will End Long Flight
on Historic Spot
WASHINGTON. July 13.—Harry N.
Atwood. the Boston aviator, completed
arrangements today to end his Boston -
Washington trip by lighting in the
White House grounds immediately in
the rear of the executive mansion to
morrow afternoon, provided weather
conditions are favorable.
STRIKE IN SPAIN IS
SARAGOSSA. Spain, July 13.—The
enera! workinmen's strike recently pro
claimed here Is assumin a serious char
acter. Yesterday the civil uard fired
upon a mob, killln five persons and
woundin many others. Twelve thou
sand workmen are out.
PRICE FIVE CENT&
N. E. A.
Appropriation of $3,000 Made
to Conduct Investigation of
AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
ARE TABLED FOR A YEAR
Reactionaries Are Ousted From
Control of Association's
DOMINATION OF BUTLER
IS A THING OF THE PAST
What Was Done by
The Insurgent faction of the Na
tional Education association
won a sweeping; victory yester
day. . .. ;, ■;;; .■
Carroll G. Pump, superintendent
of schools of Milwaukee, was
• elected .president unanimously,
after he had defeated A. E.
Wlnshlp of Boston before, the
nominating committee. Miss
Katherine Devereux Blake of
Sew York, Insurgent, defeated
Durand W. Springer of Detroit.
Incumbent, for the office of
.'. treasnrer, . after Sprinter ' bad
been nominated by ; the com
•r mittee. -
The amendments to the ; bylaws,
proposed by the «old guard"
faction, of which Nicholas Mar.
ray Butler was the head, were
laid on the table by the vic
A new policy was inaugurated In
the appropriation of *6,2»0 for
investigation of . the salaries
and conditions of teachers and
other educational matters. '
St. Paul was selected as the place'
of meeting In 1012. -S ;
INSURGENCY won a complete
victory yesterday in the National
Education association. Carroll
G. Pearse, superintendent of
schools of Milwaukee, was elected
president; Miss Katherine Devereux
Blake of New York city, was elected
treasurer, over Durand W. Springer,
the incumbent, who had been chosen
by the nominating committee; the
amendments to the bylaws proposed
by the "old guard," were tabled for
a year, and an appropriation of $3,000
was authorized for use in investigating
the salaries, tenures and pensions of
As foretold exclusively in The Call
the insurgent triumph was absolute.
This means that the National Edu
cation association will be conducted
on different lines in the future than
it has been in the past. While Mrs.
Ella Flagg Young, the incumbent
president, has been of the "insurgent"
movement, the other higher officers
of the association have been reaction
New Regime Begins
The insurgents stand for progres
sive work along educational lines, and
chiefly, as was shown by their first
actions yesterday, for full investiga
tion of the circumstances of a
teachers, for the improvements of
their standards in living and for high
er salaries in the profession. They will
work, now that they are in charge of
the greatest association of educators
In the world, for the improvement of
the condition of those educators.
The result of yesterday's election is
a further elimination of the influence
of Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of Columbia university. New York, from
the affairs of the association. Butler
ranks high as an educator, but the
insurgents have deprecated his influ
ence in the association and during the
last year President Young has had sev
eral conflicts with him on matters of
policy in the organisation.
St. Paul in 1912
Whatever the result of the new or
der of things in the association will be,
whether for better or worse, there is
no question that the action of the asso
ciation yesterday at GolJen Gate hall
puts the body under a new regime.
At a meeting of the newly elected
board of directors In the afternoon, St.
Paul, Minn., was selected as the place