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VOLUME CX.—XO. 145.
IN RACE WAR
Slayer of Attorney Bombarded
in House, Wounded and
Hanged by Neck
Fearing Attack Lynchers Cut
Rope and Hide Captive in
Sheriff Takes Prisoner Who Is
Riddled With Bullets and
i-f>i OWETA, Okla., Oct. 22.—Ed Sud
- ■ deth, a negro, was shot to death
. % " J tonight by a mob of citizens that
armeJ themselves after a battle
this afternoon between blacks and
whites, in which Suddeth killed J. B.
Beavers, city attorney, and wounded
... Carmen Oliver and Steller Thompson,
white men. Suddeth was wounded and
• then strung up to a water tank, but
.' was cut down before being strangled
Leaders of the mob kept him captive
in a vacant building. Tonight Deputy
Sheriff Flowers attempted to take the
• slayer to Wagoner to jail. As the
negro was being lifted into an auto
mobile the mob opened tire on him.
Probably 50 shots entered his body.
Large numbers of enraged negroes
are arriving tonight from the sur
• rounding country,and a race wa> s , etna
Armed Mer. Patrol Streets
The white men of the town are pa
trolling the streets and guarding their
lomes as best they can. fearing: to
. place women and children on trains
:hat might'be attacked by the blacks.
The trouble started' yesterday after
noon. A;/, telegraph operator named
, Swaser was walking with a young
man when Ed Ruse, a,negro, in pass- i
ng. pushed the girl from the sidewalk
0 into the mud. Swaser struck at the
negro and another white man held Ruse
while Swaser beat him with his fists.'
Today Ruse had been 'J walking the
streets with a long knife in his pocket.
.ing the man who held him. City
• Marshal Hart ordered the negro to give
, jp the knife and Ruse shot at him.
At that instant Suddeth ran out of a
house across the street and opened fire,
nptantly killing City Attorney Beavers
. md wounding Oliver and Thompson, all
. >f whom were passing at the time and
ad taken no part in the trouble.
Bombardment of House
Suddeth took refuge in a nearby
louse, which was bombarded with guns
. and revolvers by several white men.
The house was set afire and Suddeth
fled. He was shot, being seriously in
tured, and was then taken to the water
nnk, a rope placed about his neck and
c wma swung up. It was then decided,
owewer, that to kill him would precipi
.; t d he wa a cv t
ThTe are 1,204 persons in Coweta,
•'--third of whom are negroes. The
:nty is largely populated by negroes
and it was stated tonight that if the
bl«cks organized they could bring 2,000
men into town before morning.
fro emissaries have hurried out
surrounding. settlements with the
tvewd intention of bringing enough
'heir people here to wipe the town
off the map. They declare that they
»-iU set fire to every house in town.
The sheriffs of Wagoner. Muskogee
•and Tulsa counties have sent help to
f'oweta and every means possible, will
be used to prevent an outbreak.
Negroes March on Town
• ' MUSKOGEB, Okla., Oct. 22.—A long
, ilistance telephone message tonight
tn the sheriff's office at Wagoner
: says that a large body of negroes,
• heavily armed, is marching from lied
Bird. Okla., upon the town of '"oweta
They are swearing vengeance and
further trouble is believed certain.
There are rumors of other deaths at
. oweta, but this can not be confirmed.
citizens of Muskogee are being
armed by the sheriff and are hurrying
to Coweta, . from here. Sheriff
Ix»ng of Wagoner county has dispatched
his men to the scene and has
•n assured of help from the sheriff
-)f Muskogee county.
i 'ompany C of the Oklahoma national
guard has been ordered t<> assemble at
>BC6 and proceed to Coweta.
MILLIONAIRE, 75, TO
Lumberman Coming West to
Wed and Lead Simple Life
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct -I'.—lf. «\ Ake
!ey To years old, millionaire lumber
man and for a quarter of a century
prominently identified with the devel
opment of the northwest, is on his way
to Long Beach. Cat, there to marry
Mrs. Clara Rood Koyce.
Akeley took steps before lii.s depart
ure to wind up his business affairs,
with a view to making his future home
in California. Just before his depart
ure Akeley said he was seeking the
"At my age," he said, "one conies to
realize that it is worry that kills. Pas
tor Wagner had the right idea. The
simple life' appeals to me. I will live
Akeley met Mrs. Koyce last winter
while on his annual visit to California.
THE San Francisco CALL
State Employe Is
Paid Twice Salary
Of His Superior
[Special Dispatch to The Call] ,
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 22.—The
unique situation of a subordi
nate getting twice as much sal
ary as-his superior presents it
self in the case of the state
highway engineer and state en
gineer and the governor may
ask the legislature to rectify
it at the special session. He is
said to be having difficulty in
getting a' state engineer under
The governor desires to ap
point a successor to State En
gineer Ellery, who is getting
$5,000 a year. Highway En
gineer Fletcher, under Ellery, is
getting $10,000 a year. '
The governor is having trouble
in making his 1 appointment be
cause of this condition.
TO CALL BROTHER
Both Sides Maintain Silence
Regarding Evidence and
ARTHUR L. PRICE
LOB ANGKLES, Oct. it. —Judge Wai
ter Bordwell will be the figure of cen
tral Interest when the trial of J. B. Mc-
Namara is resumed today for its third
week of plow progress. The court has
to decide three important questions that
will have a bearing on the subsequent
proceedings; in empaneling the ury.
The pOilita have to do with thr- con
crete ca^os of three jurors now under
challenge, two by the prosecution and
one by tho defense. But the ruling of
•urt will lay down the procedure
for the examination of jurors that will
tend to expedite the case.
The prosecution has challenged A. C.
Robinson of Casa Verdugo on the
ground that he would not return a ver
dict oi guiity involving the doath pen
ally in oases of circumstantial evi
dence, and A. B. lfclatosh, a baker of
Conipton and formerly constable there,
on the ground that he would not con
vii t on circumstantial evidence.
Challenge by Defense
The defense has interposed a chal
lenge against George W. McKee. who
is firmly of the belief that the Los
Angeles Times building was destroyed
by dynamite. Judge Bordwell's ruling
on that point is watched with the
greatest interest by both sides, but
particularly by the defendant's coun
sel, for an adverse ruling on that issue
would mean that they must use their
peremptory challenges freely to keep
the box clear of such opinions, which
they hold will be well nigh fatal to the
chancel of a fair trial for ,i. b. Mc-
Namara. charged with the murder of
Charles HaggeVty, a victim of the ex
plosion that destroyed the Los Angeles
Times building October I, 1910.
With the certainty that the district
attorney's office will put Ortie K. Mo-
Manigal on the stand to give what is
purported to be direct evidence against
J. B. McNamara, it is established as a
corollary that John .1. McNamara will
be called as a witness in behalf of his
brother, with whom he is joint defend
ant in the indictments returned by the
Los Angeles county grand jury.
Brother Joe to Testify
The appearance of .Joe MoN'amara,
secretary-treasurer of the Interna
tional Association of Bridge and Struc
tural Ironworkers, will give a stronger
sense of the labor significance of the
trial. M< Manigal. if he follows his
grand jury testimony—and he will
have to do that—will testify that he
was with J. B. MoN'amara when the de
fendant, in the office of his brother in
Indianapolis, received instructions to
come to the Pacific coast.
That will be denied by the defense,
of course, and the best form of its
denial will be to produce John J. Mc-
Namara. with his stronger personality,
his alert mind and his effective appear
ance, to refute that testimony.
on reading McManigals testimony
dispassionately, it seems that if his
story is not true no part of it is more
vulnerable than that particular inci
dent, and it is obvious that the de
fense will make a. strong effort to
shatter it at that point. But John J.
Mi.Naniara is an accomplice, in the
theory of the prosecution, and that
will weaken his testimony.
Secrecy Regarding Plans
Both defense and prosecution have
preserved the most inviolate secrecy
concerning much of their work, and
little of their plans has come to light.
They will not discuss the ease, and
Clarence 8. Darrow, senior counsel for
the defense, has refused to allow the
MrXamaras to taTk of their case, anrl
Ik- has spoken of it but little himself.
The work of li 11 in s: the jury box
again will bo resumed today as soon
as Judge Bordwell has ruled on the
important questions at issue. There
arc KbOtit 20 men on the original panel
of 1)9 who have not yet been pxciisod
or examined, and the attorneys will
proceed to exhaust that list. There are
J.HOO names on the Los Angeles county
Continued on Page 2, ( olumn 6
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY- OCTOBER 23, 1911.
CHINESE REBELS SEIZE TOWNS
Imperial Forces Are Armed With Wooden Shells
SCENES IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ZONE IN CHINA.
The smaller picture shows a number of the torpedo boat destroyers of the imperial navy, which took part in the attack on the rebels at Hankow.
The other picture is a snapshot of Chinese revolutionaries on guard at the Hankow railway station. Near them is a group of Americans about to board a train.
OILMAN IS ROBBED
ON WEDDING EVE
Thugs Steal Engagement Ring
and Year's Savings and
Marriage Must Wait
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BAKERSFIEItD, Oct. 22.—0n his way
to present his sweetheart with a dia
mond ring as a token of their engage
ment, hia pockets stuffed almost to
bursting with gold and bills, the sav
ings of more than year, John Abrams.
a .M<-Kittrick oil driller, was held up
last night by two thugs near the
Southern Pacific tower in Kern, robbed
of ring. cash, .silver mounted revolver
and gold watch, in all aggregating
$1,000. Abrams was struck from be
hind and knocked unconscious, but re
vived sufficiently to recognize his ns
sailants as two McKittrick men who
ha/1 Hollowed him to BatcersflekL
The men escaped, but Charles Badger
of the bureau of identification has such
a good description of the pair that
their capture in bftlleved to be onTy a
matter of hours.
Abrams, after buying a ticket to El
Paso, where he intended to take his
bride to be. had Dearly $'".('O in cash
on his person. He knew he was bring
followed, but being a powerful man,
felt that lie was able to take care of
Following the hold up Abrams went
to his prospective father in law's to
spend the night. He has abandoned
his El Paso trip temporarily, but the
girl says she will stick to him till he
accumulates another "pile."
IS EXPECTED TODAY
Documents Lost by Rebels Re-
ESL PASO, Tex., Oct. 22.— It is report
ed here that tomorrow is the date set
for the outbreak of the Ileyes revolu
tion in Mexico.
It is alleged documents have been
captured revealing this fact, and that
the outbreak is to occur at some point
in the state of Tamaulipas.
Kscobosa. th< v rebel leader, who has
been making trouble in the state of
Sonont, arrived here today from Mara
thon. Texas, where it is said he held a
conference with, representatives of Gen
eral Bernardo Reyes. He has been'under
the ronstant surveillance of both the
United States and Mexican secret sorv-
MRS. WARREN FAIRBANKS
ROBBED OF JEWELS
Bag Containing Gems Worth
$10,000 Taken on Train
CHICAGO, Octt- 22.— Mrs. Warraa
Fairbanks of Chicago, social leader and
wife of Jhe Pon °f former Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks, reported to the police
yesterd.iy that a bag containing jewels
worth $10,000 had been taken from her
on a Pullman ear en route from Boston
to Chicago a week ago.
OF OLD REVIVED
Riding of Wild Steer Will Be
Feature of Celebration
in San Rafael
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAX RAFAEL, Oct. 22.—The main
streets of San Kafael .ire bright with
Spanish colors today in preparation for
tlic elaborate festival Tuesday, when
San Rafael day will be revived with
uli the old sports and customs that
made October 24 the event of the year
in oarly cTays of Martn county.
One of the features of ,tho celebra
tion will be the riding of a wild steer.
\vhi<h will take the place of the old
time bull fight. Several young ranch
en have volunteered to mount the
r~:'. .Other/events on the program are as
follows::.. ?:??,*.£ '*; 1 %,''"..? •■ .- '. r;';: ■._'. «
•-•',- I'arade.'of military and fraternal organizations,
bone*, carriages* and (decorated! automobiles. ;■■
Barbecue lit old mission pounds. •>>:«; • [■
.: lire drill and hoseeart raffs.; J
,: Horse races. ,>,;.> '"C. *'-''' :'.'■..' ■■-■.; ' .■.■'.
- -■4 Cowboy/ •port* : and, pastimes, at > Eastside ) park.
. Riding bnckin? broncho. ,
Fancy plektt|) riding.
--,Pony express riding and mail delivery. .
Potato races an BOCt*.
.*: Indian raid. **- r. 'j *■."-" . . * /'<•.
v Sta»r<''c<>a<-h holdup, attack on pioneers and, de
otnution of settler*' homes 1. ; . - : ."
• «'.>m-.Mts by San Itafael and St. ' Vincent's
bands. :,;/-. :r ■••-=;-.•■;■/ ;; ■.■•:, >, \ : .-.;.'•. ;;• ■;..,■
Mask Imll at • Armory hall. . ; ,-. .
= ■ Confptti carnival. " "..
1 Officers >of the day: 'if Judee *. Edftar '*■ T. ■ Zo©k.
chairman; Senator K. B. . Martinelll. orator of
tbe ? .lay: j: K. Frey. Krand < marsbal;; Mayor : Rich -
ard KinsPlla. chairman' financeieommitteejjU.'jS.'
U:ike, secretary: M«-hI, treasurer. "^
INDIGENT LOVERS ON
Police Find Couple Hungry for
CHICAGO, Oct. 22. —Held in the de
tention home for examination as to
their sanity, a bride and groom found
asleep la a freight car by the police
told today of their start in matrimony
on a capital of $2. George Burch, the
husband, is $4 years old. His wife, Ma
bel, is 2S.
Burch said that he and his bride had
not tasted food for more than two days,
his only possession being an old news
Huron said he and his wife escaped
from the home for feeble minded at
BOY, 18, KILLED ON
DUCK HUNTING TRIP
Eureka Youth Accidentally
Fires Own Gun
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
EUREKA. Oft. 22. —Phillip Mathews,
IS years old, was killed this afternoon
while hunting ducks on the bay in
company with two friends. They had
taken a stand behind a blind on the
shore, when a gun in the hands of
Mathcws was discharged, charge
entered his abdomen, tearing a jagged
hole. Mathews died shortly after being
removed to the hospital. The "safety
attachment on the gun was out of
SPEED IN SPOKANE
Singer Spends Day Teaching
Sweepers Sweeping and op=
timism to Pessimist
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SPOKANE, Oct. 22.— Lillian Nordic*
bronzed into Spokane today by seizing:
a broom from the porter's hands as he
was sweeping the steps and remarking:
"Let me do it; you don't know how to
She followed this by attending street
meetings of the Salvation Army and
praising the sunshine <">f Spokane as
she saw tin- city on foot.
Km ryintering a meeting of the Indus
trial Workers of the World, Mme. Nor
dica criticized Alfred Beck, a member
of the organization who sold her a book
Tetter "Fan the Flames of Discontent. '
"Why don't you try to spread the
flames of happiness?" she asked.
Reck replied that he had come from
Germany and had to do something to
better his cause, as workingrnen "are
not treated right."
"If you are discontented, why don't
you go back to your own country?" con
tinued the songstress. "We are a pro
gressive people here and believe in
spreading happiness and contentment."
FORMER STAR ATHLETE
„ ENDS LIFE IN DELIRIUM
Ralph Dimick Leaps to Death
From Fire Escape
PORTLAND, Oct. 22.—Ralph Dimick,
a young lawyer of this city and well
known in the Pacific northwest and in
the middle west as an athlete, met
death here early today while delirious
by jumping from the second story fire
escape of a hopsital.
Dimick, who contracted pneumonia
10 days ago as the result of a football
game, had been out of his mind.
During the momentary absence of his
nurse, Dimick jumped ' from bed,
climbed out of the window and leaped
from the, fire escape. He was dead
when picked up.
Dimick. who was 28 years of age.
atended the Pacific university several
years ago. later going to "Whitman col
lege. Walla AValla, and finally graduat
ing from Notre Dame college at Notre
Dame, Ind. While at Notre Dame,
Dimick became widely known through
out the middle west as a football
SLEEP WALKER FALLS;
DEATH IS EXPECTED
Santa Barbara Man Steps Out
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA BARBARA, Oct. 22.—1 nan
attar} of somnambulism John Benentt,
a gardener, employed on the eetate of
William Miller Graham in Montecito.
walked out of a second story window
of the palatial home some time during
last night and this morning was found
dying on the ground. Physicians
found that the fall of 25 feet had
broken his back. Bennett had been in
the employ of the Grahams for years
and previously it has not been known
that he walked in his sleep.
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SHANGHAI, Oct. 22.— The British consulhere is in receipt o*
a telegram by way of Kiußiang from the consul at Hankow
stating that news lias been received that Changsa, in Hunan
province, and Ichang, in Hupe province, are in the hands of the
rebels. At the latter place 15,000 coolies have demanded their wage:,
in silver, which can not be obtained.
Eye witnesses of the recent engagement between the revolu
tionaries and the imperialists at Hankow have arrived here. They
say that shells fired by the imperialists fell in the German conces
sion. Apparently they were pompom shells but an examination
proved that they were composed of wood. The same condition -
existed in the China-Japanese war, the officials having found a con
tractor with a supply of wooden shells at the same price as steel, the actual
| difference in the way of money being divided.
BOTH SIDES TIMID IN FIRST ENGAGEMENTS
The North China News says that the first engagements at Hanko'.v
evidently were trumpery affairs, both Sides being timid.
From the China Inland mission comes an account of the first engage
ment Wednesday. The rebels moved down near the racecourse, and there
was some skirmishing. About noon 25 wounded were brought to the London
mission hospital. A mob of rebel coolies destroyed the culvert bridges, and
officers of the imperial troops came down on an engine and inspected the
As the imperialists retired toward Kilomstrcten station they did not
reply to the rebel tire. The rebels advanced cheering, but their shots tor
the most part fell short. Great numbers of rebels proceeded back of the
concessions to the riverside railway embankment.
CRUISERS FIRE ON REBELS TO HELP TOWN
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the Chinese cruisers opened fire on the
rebels, who were attacking the Chinese town. The rebels retired after the
third shot. The cruisers freely shelled the rebel position east of the race
course, and apparently succeeded in scaring them, for within a short time
they were in full retreat.
At 11 o'clock Thursday morning a large body of rebels advanced pas*
the racecourse, the Chinese cruisers having taken up a position farther down
the river. There was little firing at this time, but the Wuchang forts opened
on the warships, which began to maneuver in order to prevent the forts
from taking sure aim. Thousands of coolies followed the advancing rebels.
WARSHIPS RETIRE UNDER REPUBLICAN FIRE
The first gun fired was posted on the embankment, and the cruiser"
withdrew to the Seven Mile creek. The rebels shelled the north Chinese
town and continued to advance, and the cruisers retired around the bend of
the river. The march on the station met with no opposition. The advance
guard, in cooly garb, carried away the abandoned imperialist tents.
At 5:30 o'clock in the evening the rebels returned to Hankow, having
in their possession many captured tents and much ammunition and rice.
There was only one casualty among the foreigners. A German marine
of a landing party was shot through the hand.
There is.no telegraphic communication from Shanghai in the direction
of Hankow beyond Kiukiang, except the wireless of the ships, which is not
available for public use.
The wildest rumors arc being printed in the native newspapers, but in
the absence of efficient telegraph service it i=; not possible to verify these
It is probably true that fighting occurred two days ago at Xanchang, 60
miles south of Kiukiang. Two 4.7 guns have been mounted at the Kiang
nart arsenal, which are the only measures so far taken to protect the
The imperial government ha-; sent 5i.000.000 for deposit in the native
banks, which has materially eased rhe financial situation.
It is said that Admiral Sah's ships arc dangerously short of ammunition.
Late reports from reliable sources say that fighting is now going on at
Nanking and Nanchang.
FLEET WITHOUT COAL OR RICE
PEKING, Oct. 22.—The full text of a joint dispatch sent by Admirals
Jui Cheng and Sah Chen Ping, in command of the warshipsoff Hankow, is
published in the Chinese papers, showing that there has been a sudden and
inexplicable relaxation of the censorship. The dispatch says:
"As the second installment of the Tientsin troops' arrived at the river
station they were attacked by from 2,000 to 3 000 rebels. General Chang
Piao led the troops from Hunan, Hupe and Hunan, killing 200 to 300 rebel-
They also captured six big guns and nurncrous other weapons. More than 20
loyalist troops' were killed.
"Simultaneously Admiral Sah ordered the Ikel to protect the river bank
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 62;
lorrcst Saturday night, 54.
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Fair; light
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
First Engagements at Hankow
Described as Trumpery Af
fairs With Few
CRUISERS RETIRE UNDER
FIRE FROM EMBANKMENT
Admirals Report to Peking That
Fleet Is Without Coal or
Rice and Wants
DEPUTY REGENT OPENS
Message From Throne Urges
Delegates to Give Express
sion to Wishes of