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VOLUME (XL—NO. 152.
Entire State Is in Festive Mood, for Today Is Raisin Day
Blanche Bates to Distribute Fruit at The Call Office
MARKS ALL THE
MOVES OF U.S.
Great Pains Taken to Prevent
Grounds for Suspicion of
Soldiers on Buford Merely in
Disciplinary Capacity, Is
Destroyers Rush to Warn York**
town Not to Touch at Mcx=
WASHINGTON. April -T. — Uvery
Move now made hy tlie United
States government in recrard
:>■ Mexico is characterized by
a careful diplomatic touch to prevent
any grounds for the suspicion that in
tervention is being even considered, or |
that any alarm is felt over the possi
bility of Japanese invasion.
This is particularly true with re
ipect to the relief expedition of the
Buford and the advices that other
powers expect to dispatch cruisers to
rescue their subject?.
Unofficial reports reached the depart
ment of state today that, in addition to
the British cruiser making its way to
the coast of Mexico, a F- ench warship
will go from the West Indies to a port
on the east coast of Mexico. There Is
an expectation that Germany may like
wise afford relief, if not protection to
C oatlaued on Page 4, Col. 2
This Is 'Moving Time'
For Every City
In the larger, newer, homeless cities, one-seventh of the entire popula
tion moves every year. In the older cities of established homes, the number
is about one -twelfth; while even in the smaller centers, at least one-fifth of
the people change.their abode with the coining of each spring.
The United States is migratory to its very heart. The American An
them has been orchestrated to the squeaking of axels; the carpet beater is
our rallying drum, while our national slogan is "Giddap."
All the world loves a 'mover', and the most of the world gets the bet
ter of him.
If ever you hope to gain the confidence of your own pocketbook you
must be wary now.
Wall paper, curtains, rugs, furniture must all be bought again in some
measure. Cleaners, movers, painters and ealeiminers must all be figured
on. And if you own the place it is worse than if you rented it.
Now the question is how to accomplish all these tilings with the lowest
common denominator of expense.
And the answer is, through the advertising news as it appears in this
paper day by day.
All those merchants and workers who are prepared t<> help you most
are advertising here right now. They are telling you about the service
they are able to render. They are quoting you prices on that service. They
the making their bid for your attention with the best that they have and
offering you that best at the lowest prices they ran afford. They would be
foolish to do otherwise; for through these columns they know you will take
the measure of their capacity. Here is where you judge of what they can
do and of how much service they can be to you.
Those who do not advertise here have nothing to lose. They have not
placed themselves on record. They are the ones who will tell you just to
'leave the price to them. And woe be unto your pocketbook if you listen to
their siren call. *
The men who advertise are the men to follow; for they are the men who
lead. They must be the shrewdest buyers, for they must sell at the lowest
price. They are the value-makers because they are the volume-makers.
Turn to the advertising pages now and see what they have to say. Bead
every line of their publicity carefully. They are the ones who will save you
time and money and the worry of doubt.
For advertising is the greatest incentive to commercial integrity. ■
Is Defendant in
Suit for Divorce
WIFE WINS FLEA
Lawyer and Former Supervisor
Will Give Up Woman
Whose Love He Lost
"The fact that the claims of the chil
dren are not sufficient to induce Mrs.
Reed to stay at home makes it per-
Continued on Page 2, Col. 6
Formerly Advertising Manager of IVanamaker's, Philadelphia
THE San Francisco CALL
BRUSH WON BY
Three of Six Indictments Charg*
ing Corporations With Con*
Transportation and Coal Com=
panics Must Face Trial on
JUNEAU. Alaska. April 2?. —United
States District Judge Thomas R. Lyons
today dismissed three of tire six i i
dictments returned February 13 charg
ing several transput tati ,i :md coal
•'iimpanles and their olßoers with con
spiracy in restraint of tra.de in vio'.?
tion of the Sherm:!ii anti-trjst l.iw. One
indictment was upheld and the other
two were sustained in part.
The indictments dismissed were Nos.
T.U. TT.S and B*o. The first charged the
defendant companies, the Canadian Pa
cific Railway company, the North Pacific
Wharves a~id Trading company, the Pa
cific and Arctic Railway and Navigation
company < which controls the White
Pass and Yukon railroad), the Pacific
Coast company, the Pari fie Coast Steam
ship I nmpany. the Pacific Coast Coat
company and the Alaska Steamship
company, with having conspired and
combined to monopolize the coal busi
ness at Skagway. Alaska, by having the
Moores Wharf company, owned by the
North Pacifc Wharves and Trading
company, buy three wharves at Skag
way and close all but one.
It was also alleged that an agreement
Continued on Page 2, Col. 5
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1912.
10,000 PACKAGES j
OF SWEETS WILL!
BE GIVEN AWAY
Seal Stars Also Will Sec
That No One Is
Mayor Rolph Will Preside and
Fun and Frolic Is Prom
This is Raisin day.
Today is destined to go down in his
tory as the first great anniversary in
San Francisco of the celebration of one
of the greatest of state festivals. There
have been many celebrations in San
Francisco, and there have been many
recognitions of the raisin festival, but
today will be the greatest of all.
Blanche Bates, the original "Girl of
the Gulden West," is to distribute
10,000 packages of the luscious Califor
nia raisins today from a stand in front
lof The Call offu-e at Third and Market
streets. At 1:30 o'clock, rain or shine,
i the distribution will begin, and there
I will be no cessation of the merry war
i fare until every package has been dis
| posed of.
; Mayor James Rolph Jr. Is to preside
| over the festival of sweets and will In
| troduce Miss Bates. There will be a
: band of 25 pieces to furnish music and
; keep everybody in good humor. Miss
! Bates will be assisted by the members
,of her own company and by the star
throwers of the SAn Francisco base
ball team, who wjll whirl the packages
of raisins to those ;in tbe outskirts of
the crowd who might otherwise be
overlooked. '"£. a
"This is going to be a real California
> day," Miss Bates said last evening. "I
love my California and everything that
is Californian. There could be no better
home coming to me than is offered by
the opportunity to take part in the rai
sin festival. There are festivals to
boost and glorify almost every fruit
(and vegetable that grows in California,
but Raisin day is apart from all of them.
"Is there anybody who doesn't love
(raisins? If there Is, 1 am sorry for
them, for this is the gre. test product of
California soil. I have read in the
newspapers, when I have been away
from here, of the annual raisin celebra
tion, and I always have made It a point
on raisin day to give an order for Cali
fornia raisins at every meal."
Miss Bates had just received in her
dressing room a dozen or more of the
most exquisite bouquets that San Fran-
Continued on Pane 4, Col. 5
MRS. CHARTERS IS
General Young's Daughter Says
That Husband Was Involved
in Wilder Scandal
JERSEY CITY, April 29.—Mrs. Lil
lian Young Charters, who will be re
membered in San Francisco as the
daughter of General S. B. M. Young.
U. S. A., at one time In command of
the Presidio, has brought suit for di
vorce against her husband, Charles
The first hearing In the proceedings
was held here today. Further testi
mony will be taken in Paterson tomor
row on Mrs. Charters' application for
alimony and counsel fees. Charters hav
ing alleged that he is without property.
Mrs. Charters alleges that Charters
was named in the suit for divorce
brought by George Wilder of Stansted
castle, Sussex, Eng.. against Una Eve
lyn Mazle Wilder, who was called "the
most beautiful actress in England"
when Wilder married her in 1899.
Wilder was granted his decree March
In his answer to his wife's charge
Charters says that her affections were
alienated by the "wicked arts and skill
ful contrivances" of Thomas L. L.
Temple, president of the Southern Pine
and Lumber company of Texarkana, Tex.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Charters are prac
titioners in the Christian Science
ROYALTY AT THE OPERA
King George Compliments Im
presario on Achievements
LONDON, April 29.—King George and
Queen Mary were present this after
noon at a matinee performance at the
London opera house in aid of the funds
of the League of Mercy. At the con
clusion, Whitelaw Reid, the United
States ambassador, presented Oscar
Hammerstetn, the operatic impresario,
to the king, who complimented him on
his efforts in producing opera.
BLANCH I: BATIiS
FAGAN IS IN TOILS
Portland Police Charge Lucile le
Barge With Teaching
Girls to Steal
[SpectaZ Ditpatch to The Call]
PORTLAND, Ore.. April 29.—Charged
with being: the preceptress of a school
for girl thieves,- pretty Lucile 1c Barge,
20 years old, is being held in the city
jail. She was arrested In a depart
ment store, while Anna Moline, 17
years old, of Kelso and Angelina Tan
tels. 16, are held by Mrs. Lola G. Bald
win, superintendent of the department
of public safety for young girls, as
accomplices of the girl theif who al
ready has spent much time behind the
bars for larceny.
Using a handspme fur muff with one
end sewed up in which to carry the
spoils. Miss le Barge is said to have
plied her trade in the principal stores
of the city, teaching the art of stealing
to young girls with whom she came in
The girls, it is charged by the de
tectives, were forced to report to Miss
le Barge nightly, turning over the pro
ceeds of the day, and Miss le Barge
changed the goods into cash.
Spending her money freely. Miss le
Barge attracted the attention of the
police, who knew that she was not em
ployed at a lucrative occupation. After
tracking her for three weeks the de
tectives finally came upon her and the
two girls as they were at work in the
Saturday night throng.
Other girls are under suspicion, as
it >3 believed that Miss le Barge had at
least a dozen, ranging In years from 12
to 20, working for her. Each of the
girls received a third of the proceeds
of the loot. Other arrests may follow.
\ THE WEATHER
'YMTERDAY — Highest temperature, 58;
/Ib-esf Sunday night, 52.
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Occasional
i 1 yMght showers; moderate southwest wind.
I Fcr Detail* of the Weather See Page 17
LOVE ENDS DEAL,
LEADS TO BLOWS
French Visitor Tells Strange
Tale of Tangled Finance;
Doctor Denies It
Love and tangled finance, the honor
of a Frenchman, a clenched fist and a
gaping window six stories al»nvp the
sidewalk —these make up a summary of
a conflict last Sunday between Henry
Bernay, assisted by his brother Jacques,
and Dr. A. M. Walker, or Waters, with
an apartment in the Manx hotel as the
Henry Bernay came from France eight
months ago with some thousands of
dollars. He was looking for invest
ments, and through some mutual ac
quaintances met Walker, who was pleas
ing, entertaining and full of wisdom.
He told Henry of the Calamont Copper
company and of the opportunity to
make a fortune. Bernay says he took
3.»>00 shares and paid Waters $"."Q down,
in return receiving a note giving him
an option of 150 days on the rest of the
stock. The visitors heard, they say,
that Doctor Walker was not to be
Cupid's Feathers Ruffled
Henry Bernay and his brother Jacques
say they approached their financial ad
viser about the subject, telling him of
the rumors they had heard of his busi
ness dealings and general character, but
the suave and easy Walker persuaded
the brothers that everything was all
And then, Henry Bernay goes on to
relate. Walker tried to end Bernay's
engagement with a young woman of
this city. Through a woman living in
Portland Henry's fiancee learned that
he. was investing his money 4n- projects
suggested by Doctor Walker and
warned him that the socalled" physi
cian had a shady record apd that it
would be-better if he havegrvothin-g to
do with him.
Then, according to the Frenchman.
Continued on Pace 10, Column 6
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
"Man of Straw No Longer," Re*
nomination Candidate Tells
CROWDS CHEER PRESIDENT,
WHO ASKS "SQUAREDDEAnL n
Follows Roosevelt's Trail and
Sounds War Cry as Scent
NO FEAR NOR FAVOR TO
BE SHOWN IN BATTLE
BOSTON, April 2».—An eplsoilo
nnlque In American politico took place
in Mannachtiaettfi today with former
President Theodora Roo*evelt and
President Taft following the *am~
tracka and making tlie final npeeche*
of tbe presidential anteconvention cam
paign In ihiii state. About tbe tin-c
Colonel Rooaevell left Boston for the
north circuit tbe president came Into
the atate wtt Attleboro and took up ti-.e
trail along which Colonel Roosevelt
BOSTON, April 29. — President Ta r t
ended a 12 hours' campaign through
.eastern Massachusetts- 4n Boston to
night. From the time he began his
speeehmaking at Attleboro with a tall'
on the tariff until he made his 'last
address at Melrose and asked for "a
square deal' the president spurred his
husky voice into strenuous action.
Taft's last long address was at Lowr'l
to an audience that packed the opera
house. So eager was the crowd to gain
j admittance that several members of the
president's party could not get in until
lony after he began to speak.
When he came to talk about the
bosses and Roosevelt's charges s":ne
one in the gallery shouted:
"Liar" Not a Word for Taft
"He's a liarl"
"No, that is not in my vocabulary."
said the president. Later, when he w:is
referring to the Lorimer case, the same
man, evidently, repeated his cry after
mention of Colonel Roosevelt's name.
"He/s a liar!'" he shouted.
"My experience on the bench ha s ?
taught me the value of words," said
Taft. "One of the most unsafe things
to do is to go further than to show tb«
facts. I appreciate the support of my
distinguished and enthusiastic friend,
but I must decline to adopt his vocabu
Suggests Six Year Term
After declaring that he was sorry it
was necessary for him to ming'e in a
political struggle, he sug»*sted an
amendment of the constitution so that
a president should serve six or seven
years and be ineligible for re-election.
"I think that would prevent this," he
"No man has the right to misrepre
sent another, to get himself in office, no
matter how humble that man is," the
president shouted at one point in his
"Condemn me if you will," he said In
conclusion, "but condemn me by other
witnesses than Theodore Roosevelt.
"Man of Straw" No Longer
"T was a man of straw, but I havo
been a man of straw long enough.
Every man who has blood in his body
and who has been misrepresented as
I have been is forced to fight. I appeal
to my friends in Massachusetts, who
think and believe in a square deal."
In the first half dozen speeches to
day the president did not mention Col-
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