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VOLUME CXI.—NO. 168.
More Than 500 Delegates for
President and Convention
Roosevelt Lacks 250 Votes—
More Than Remain to
Statement Issued From Wash
ington Compares Their At
titudes on Trusts
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON*. May 15.—While
the Roosevelt tamp is crow
ing lustily over the Califor
nia victory, the Californians
h*re say that they are not greatly sur
prised, although the Roosevelt lead is
bigger than any one had looked for.
Still they can not see how it is goipg
to help Roosevelt much. There is ad
mittedly great interest in the Ohio re
sult. If Taft carries his own state
the California results will not be taken
Taft is still rolling up the number
of his delegates. The Taft headquar
ters today gave out the following:
'"With the addition of the state of
Wyoming and the four delegates at
large from Tennessee, President Taft
has passed the 500 mark in instructed
and pledged delegates, having 503 dele
gates in his column.
Taft Assured Majority
'The president today needs only 37
delegates more to control a majority of
the republican convention. This will
easllv be forthcoming from the states
yet to act —Utah and Montana being
already in the control of his friends
and additional congressional districts
in Arkansas having instructed dele
gates in his favor.
"When these states have acted
the president will then be substantially
In control of the convention without
sny action whatever by Idaho, Ari
zona, Ohio, New .Jersey or South Da
kota. That he -will have a large ma
jority of the delegates from these Five
states there can be no doubt.
Roosevelt Far Behind
• On the other hand Mr. Roosevelt is
now hovering in the vicinity of the 300
and still lacks approximately 250 dele
gates of enough to control the con
vention. If he could possibly elect
every remaining delegate he would still
\> many votes short.
The widespread support which
President Taft has received in this
campaign, coming as it does from 36
states and territories as against half
that number for Roosevelt, indicates
the certainty of President Taft's re
election in November and the equal
certainty of Mr. Roosevelt's defeat, not
only in the convention but In the elec
tions should he, by any chance, be
nominated. Mr. Roosevelt's entire
strength is centered in a comparatively
few states, most of which he has car
ried by an appeal on local issues
Refusal to Face Issues
• Mr. Roosevelt has consistently re
fused to discuss the national issues
upon which the democrats must meet
1 a fall and thus his weakness as a
ty candidate has been demonstrated
t rough his weakness on those na
tional issues. Throughout his services
in the white house Mr. Roosevelt not
only ignored, but actually fled from all
issues of a fls« a! nature. He not only
did not, but refused to revise the tariff,
and he never mentioned monetary re
form, except in the most general way.
"When the panic of 1907 came on he
not only showed the utmost ignorance
of financial affairs, but sought to crawl
out of the difficulty, which was affect
ing his administration so adversely, by
making a crooked deal whereby the
steel trust was allowed to buy in its
only great rival, the Tennessee Coal
and Iron company.
Silence in Trust Suits
"Not only does Mr. Roosevelt him
self decline to discuss this issue, but
the owners of steel trust stock refuse
to discuss it, as has been shown in the
trial now going on In New York as a
result of the suit brought by the gov
ernment against the steel trust for the
purpose of dissolving it as a violator of
the Sherman anti-trust law. Witnesses
have refused to answer questions pro
pounded by the government attorney
and have refused to produce papers
that have been called for.
"George W. Perkins of the steel and
harvester trusts, who has attempted to
ridicule the Sherman anti-trust law
as expressed in the Standard Oil and
tobacco trust decisions, is receiving his
own answer In the steel trust suit If,
as Mr. Perklrs alleges, the oil and
tobacco trust decisions were so favor
able to the trusts, why is it the steel \
trust magnates , are fighting the gov
ernment so hard in the pending suit?
"Why was it that Mr. Perkins was so
disappointed when President Taft filed
suit against the harvester trust.
"Jf Mr. Roosevelt really persists in
being a candidate before tie Ch<c»p;o
convention he should inform the coun
' ry whether or not. he'will, dismiss the
steel and harvester trust suits."
READY AT THE TOP
U. of C Gold Medal His
Lester Seward Ready.
Women's Votes Put
Widow In as Mayor
Of Wyoming Town
SHERIDAN. Wye. May 15.—Mrs.
Susan Wispier, a widow, was elected
mayor of Dayton, Wyo„ yesterday. Mrs.
Wissler is a democrat in politics, but
was elected on the Independent ticket.
A majority of votes were cast by
TETANUS IS CURED
BY A NEW METHOD
Aged Woman Rapidly Recovers
[Special Dispatch to "H* Call]
NEW YORK. May 15.—The curing of
a 65 year old woman, Mrs. Ray Sbiro
of tetanus, by a new method has*
created deep interest among medical
men here. The woman was taken to
the hospital two weeks ago, apparent
ly dying. She will leave the hospital
Friday a 'well woman.
Because of her age the -woman's re
covery is considered most unusual. But
there are other reasons why the suc
cessful termination of her case has
caused much comment. One of these
is that the tetanus anti-toxin was ad
ministered in large doses and was not
injected into the tissues, but into the
The first Injection of the anti-toxin
was 40,000 units' and it was adminis
tered daily until the total amount was
The patient began to show Improve
ment under f!he treatment apd soon
BLOODHOUNDS ON TRAIL
OF DARING HIGHWAYMEN
Loot in Southern Robbery May
Run Into Six Figures
HATTIESBURG, Miss., May 15,—
Posses with bloodhounds are tonight
continuing their search for the high
waymen who held up and robbed the
express car of the New Orleans-New
York passenger train No. 2, on the New
Orleans and Northeastern railroad near
Okohala, eight miles south of Hatties
The dogs followed the track of the
robbers to the junction of the New Or
leans and Northeastern railroad and a
tap line road, where the trail was lost, j
It is believed the men boarded a train
at this Junction.
As to the loot the robbers secured,
the reports vary all the way from |35,
--000 to $200,000. The Southern express
office declined to give an approximate
estimate of the loss.
COMMISSION REFUSES TO
LET ROADS RAISE RATES
Application of D. & R. G. and
Colorado Midland Denied
WASHINGTON, May 15—The inter
state commerce commission today de-;
nied the application of the Denver and !
Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland t
Railroad companies for permission to j
"charge higher rates at Intermediate |
points than are contemporaneously in I
effect to more distant points on their j
The denial applies particularly to all j
westbound traffic originating at the;
Missouri river, the Mississippi river,
Chicago and similar rate territory.
The commission held that if the long I
and short haul provision did not apply '
to the traffic involved in the proceed- j
ing, then all of its action in respect to
that provision would go for naught.
MISS MARIAN L. SMYTH
IS NOW MRS. E. C. KERR
Wedding in New York Is Quiet
NEW YORK, May 15.—Miss Marlon L.
Smyth was married this afternoon to
E. Coe Kerr at the home of her -parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lanier Smyth, in
this city. Only relatives and a few In
timate friends were asked to the cere- j
mony. Mrs. Ale-zander H. Rutherford I
of San Francisco was her matron of
honor and only attendant.
Kerr, who Is the son of Mrs. Chaun
cey Kerr, had J. Newton Smith for his
best man. The ushers were Chester
Kerr, Edward Kane, Lawrence Scudder
and Henry Swarm Manning Jr.
The bride's.uncle, Rev. Andrew Under
THE San Francisco CALL
ment Observed With
Degrees Conferred Number
683; Greater Than
BERKELEY, May 16. —Lester Seward
Ready of Ventura, graduated today
from the college of mechanics of the
University of California, was the win
ner of the highest student honor which
the university accords. He received
the gold medal which the university
awards each year to the student who
excels in scholarship and thus was des
ignated the most brilliant student of
During his four undergraduate years
Ready has not only led In his classes,
but has made a name for himself in
athletics. lie has been one of the best
known among the thousands of stu
dents attending the university. He
made the varsity track team in his
freshman year and has been one ofthe
guiding spirits of the "Big C" society,
an organization to which only the fore
most athletes, who have won honors
In intercollegiate athletic struggles,
The university gold 'medal Is con
sidered the highest scholastic honor to
be won at the state university. As a
prerequisite to consideration for the
honor a student' must achieve mem
bership in Phi Beta' Kappa, the honor
society which selects as members only
the students of highest standing in
their class' Work. Ready easily won an.
election to Phi Beta Kappa. Then he
survived the elimination process to
which the faculty put students In mak
ing the medal award. Ready has led
his class in scholastic standing during
all his four years in college and has'
taken first marks In all his courses.
Laurence H. Smith of San Diego, a
graduate today of the college of na
tural sciences, won second highest
scholarship honors, being designated hy
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler for
honorable meitilon. Smith is also a
member of Phi Beta Kappa.
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler and
Mrs. Wheeler were hosts this evening
at their annual reception to the grad
uates, students and alumni of th« Uni
versity of California. The affair was
held at the president's mansion in the
campus. Several hundred guests, in
cluding members of the board of re-
Continued on Pace 5. Column 1
BEATS HIS RECORD
George Horine of Stanford
Clears Bar at 6 Feet 6Va
laches in Practice
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STANFORD UND7ERSITY. May 18.—
George Horine, Stanford varsity high
I jumper and holder of the world's rec
ord at 6 feet inches, broke hifi own
record In practice here this afternoon
by clearing the bar at 6 feet 6»4 inches.
Horine Is practicing for the meet that
will be held on the Stanford oval next
Saturday as a tryout for the Olympic
team which will represent this country
in Sweden this summer.
me Semi-Montbly Magazine Section
Of THE SUNDAY CALL
■ bound magailnf, profusely Illus
trated and containing tfce best fic
tion short stories by well known
HERE ARE SOME OF THE
FEATURES THAT MAKE IT
A GREAT NUMBER:
"IntensiTe Child Culture*
By H. ADDINGTON BRUCE, with
illustrations by Harry Stoner.
"Working Upward" In Business*
By C. W. JENNINGS, with illustra
tions by B. Cory Kilvert.
«The Spotted Stranfer"
An animal story by Charles G. G.
ROBERTS, with Illustrations by
Arsene Lupin turns detective and
saves a girl in
"Shadowed by Death*
By MAURICE LEBANC, with illus
trations by Adrian Machefert.
"Mice and Men"
By GRACE SARTWELL MASON, il
lustrated by R. G. Vosburgh.
ALTOGETHER OWE OF THE BEST
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Buy Next Sunday's CALL
AND YOU GET THIS
SAN FRANCISCO, TftPRSDAY, MAY 16, 1912.
SAN DIEGO HAS
A TAR PARTY
FOR DR. REITMAN
Emma Goldman's Manager Has
Exciting Tim* With Vigi
lantes at Night
Expelled Anarchists Will Tell
Los Angelans of Their
Treatment at San Diego
SAN" DIEGO, fMay 3 s.—With Emma
Goldman and Be» I* Reitman. her man
ager, safely In l»s Angeles, the excite
ment of the la ft two daj's has com
pletely calmed 6»wn tonight. Reitman
was silently takln from his apartment
In a local hotel last night, It was re
ported today, by vigilantes at the point
of a gun, placedtin an automobile and
hurried to a spot nine miles from this
city. There he was given, it is said, a
coat of tar and feathers, the letters,
"I. W. TV.," traced on his back with a
lighted' cigar, and, left, with only his
railroad ticket and money and prac
tically no clothes, to make his way to
Los Angeles as best he could.
He reached Bernardo, 25 miles north
east of San Dlcgo, early this morning
after walking all night, bought clothes
and food and trudged on to Escondido,
five miles distant, weary and apparently
suffering much from his experience.
There he boarded a train for t»os An
geles after giving out a statement In
which he denounced the vigilantes for
the way they treated him and bitterly
arraigned the authorities of San Diego
for doing nothing, he said, to prevent
the alleged outrage.
Emma Goldman was escorted to the
depot early this morning in an auto
mobile after deciding to abandon the
attempt to lectun in this city.
Reitman Tells Experience
DOS ANGELES,! May 15—Sagebrush,
in li«u of feathei i, was used by San
Diego vigilantes i !ter a bucket of tar
had been dumped »n him, according to
the story Ben L. teltman told on his
arrival in Los Anj eles tonight.
There was a la ge crowd of Indus
trial Workers of the World, at the depot
to meet the mafwygrr of Emma Gold
man, who had arrlred in the morning
after having boon summarily banished
from San Diego. It was Intended to
provide Reitman a demonstrative wel
come, but a large body of police pre
vented any demonstration.
It wa« immediately announced that
Reitman, Miss - Goldman and others
would tell of their experiences at San
Diego at a meeting advertised for to
morrow night at a local theater.
WOMAN ROBBED IN
ARMY MAN'S HOME
Lieutenant H. D. Mitchell Seeks
Thief Who Victimized
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. May 15.—Lieu
tenant 11. D. Mitchell, U. S. A., is try
ing to locate a thief who reached
through a window of his home and
stole jewels valued at $1,000 from a
dresser. The gems were the property
of Mrs. Charlotte Mac Smith Bradway
Mitchell is particularly Incensed be
cause the robbery Is the second at his
home since Mrs. Bradway has been
his guest. On the other occasion Mr».
Bradway lost jewels worth $2,500.
Mrs. Bradway, daughter of J. W.
Smith, who made himself a multi
millionaire as one of the realty com
missioners at Goldfleld, Nev„ was con
spicuous two years ago, when- she was
suing William E. Bradway, financier
and clubman, for divorce. Recently
she has lived in Chicago at the Ken
wood hotel. But, it ■was stated there
today, she had gone to Pennison. la.
Mitchell. whose home is at Mattoon,
Ills., is 35 years of age. He has a
good military record and saw active
service fighting the boxers in China.
CHICAGO BOY SHOOTS
UP CITY HALL CROWD
Shotgun Bombardment Creates
CHICAGO, May 15.—When Charlie
Belli, 7 years old. heard his father com
plaining about having been fined $150
for selling liquor without a license he
decided some of the mills of justice at
the city hall needed repairing. So he
picked up his father's shotgun and set
out to change conditions.
Advancing to City Hall square, he'
began a bombardment of the building
and broke several wlndowsi knocked
over the mayor's inkstand and perfor
ated Town Marshal I* K. Heustis' new
After the shot passed through the
marshal's hat the marshal called a
policeman to his aid and together they
advanced upon the boy and captured
KING'S TRAGIC END
Picfced Up t>v Police
King Christian X of and his family.
Body of fredericft VIII of Denmark
Found in Hamburg Morgue
[Specml Cable to The Call]
H.YMBURG. May 15.—The story of the tragic death of King Frederick
VTII of Denmark was described by Doctor Seligman, who apparently
was the only witness. He said: "I was crossing Gaensenmarket, when
I saw walking in front of me a well dressed elderly gentleman. Suddenly, as
he was passing a butcher shop close by the Cafe de.l' Opera, T saw him
Continued on Page 2, Col. 3
$250,000 SUIT LOST
BY RICH AFFINITY
Mrs. A. L. Holme Fails to Con
test Action Brought by
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. May 15.—When
Mrs. A. Leicester Holme failed to ap
pear In the supreme court of New
Tork to defend a suit for $250,000
brought by Mrs. Sarah Stella Dunn,
widow of James Dunn, a Phlladelphlan
who committed suicide last July, the
Judge awarded a verdict granting Mrs.
Duan the amount of her suit.
The action was based on the so called
alienation of Dunn's affections by Mrs.
Holme and was started before he killed
himself !n an Atlantic City hotel. Dunn
was head of a novelty company In t'.ls
city and a former proprietor of the
Hotel Savoy In San Francisco. His wife
charged him with squandering $500,000
of her money, and their difficulties at
tracted much attention. Mrs. Dunn cre
ated scenes by visiting her husband at
his offices and, so he said, threatening
him. He had her arretted, but she
The difficulties of the Dunns began In
December, 1907. when Dunn and Mrs.
Holme came east from San Francisco.
Dunn posed as her secretary. They
were followed by Mrs. Dunn. * There
was a scene when the two women met
on the board walk in Atlantic City.
ACTRESS SINGS HER WAY
OUT OF WRITER'S HEART
J. P. Wilson, One Time San
Franciscan, Seeks Divorce
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, May 15.—A suit by
John P. Wilson, a writer and former
manager of the San Francisco Press
club, for divorce from his wife, known
on the stage as Antoinette Kopetzki.
prima donna of "The Chocolate Soldier"
company, was filed in the supreme
Miss Kopetzki aroused so much en
thusiasm in singing "My Hero" that
she won the* heart of Charles Dobaon,
a mining promoter, the complaint de
clares, addrng that he became so In
fatuated that he followed the company
throughout the United States and
Wilson lives at 138 West Forty-sec
ond street, and names Dobaon and a
Charlea* Moore, who is said to be an
actor, as co-respondents.
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OFFICER OF LINER
SAW TITANIC SINK
Charles Grove of Californian
Says He Watched Lights
as They Disappeared
LONDON, May 15.—At least one
officer of the liner Callfornian firmly
believes that it was near the Titanic
the night the White Star liner went
down and that, although he did not
know it, he actually saw the Titan!*
sink, as the lights of the vessel they
were watching disappeared.
Charles Grove, the third officer of
the Californian, so testified at today's
Board of Trade inquiry.
Evans, the wireless operator of the;
Callfornian, also testified that he told
the captain on the night of the dis
aster he believed the Titanic was near
tha Californian. judging from the
strength of the signals.
The commission concluded the evi
dence of the officers of the Califor
nian and then examined the captain
and the wireless operator of the Ca
nadian Pacific Railway company's j
steamer Mount Temple The telegra
pher reconstructed the story of the
sinking of the Titanic from the mes
sages he heard passing between the
doomed vessel and other steamers.
Three Bodies Found in Boat
NEW YORK. May 15.—A message re
ceived today by the White Star line
from the steamer Oceanic, en route to
New York, reads:
May 13, latitude 30.58 (39.50)
north, lcngitude 47.0t west. Picked
up collapsible boat containing three
bodies. Committed same to deep.
One apparently Thomson Beattie,
passenger; one sailor; one fireman,
both unidentified, also coat with
letters, addressed Richard N. Wil
liams; one cane, Duane Williams.
A ring also in boat, inscription
"Edward and Gorda,"
The collapsible boat referred to in
the message, it was said at the White
Star offices, is the one mentioned by
Officer Lowe of the Titanic in his tes
timony before the senate committee,
from which he took into his boat 20
men and one woman, leaving on board
three bodies. '
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
G. O. P. IS
Two Conventions Held, Taft and
Roosevelt Each Getting
CHANCE OF COMPROMISE
President's Men Hear Oppo
nents Have Begun, So Start
OFFICIAL MEETING PLACE
GUARDED BY POLICEMEN
The Contests in Other
States Than Washington
In convention yesterday repub
licans Instructed eight delegates
Republican state convention to.
day. Taft men in control
Republican state convention to
day". Roosevelt the favorite, with
a possibility of a compromise.
Democrats in state convention
yesterday elected 18 unlnstrueted
delegate*, but Wilson vron in
Republican *»n«e convention to
day. Roosevelt men in control.
Democrats elected district dele
sates yesterday. Only the First
nod Fourth instructed. They are
!or»» democrats In convention
today. Clark appears favorite.
In severs! republican county
committee meetings yesterday
Roosevelt men forced the calling
of primary elections for delegates
to the state convention.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. May 15 —
Rival Roosevelt and Taft dele
gates will contest at Chicago
for the 14 seats of the state
of Washington in the national repub
lican convention Two entirely dis-
tinct conventions were held in sepa
rate halls here today.
tip to the time of the assembling of
the rival conventions this morning
hope had been entertained that a com
promise between the factions might:
be effected and the delegates divided
between Roosevelt and Taft.
Trace negotiations, broken off last
night when the state central com
mittee unseated the Roosevelt dele
gates from King county, were resumed
today by peace conferees of the re
spective sides, and so much progre-s
had been made toward a compromise
that shortly before 10 o'clock, the hour
set for assembling of both conven
tions, the conferees agreed that when
the conventions met it should be only
to adjourn until 1 p. m.
After the announcement of the
armistice the Roosevelt delegates met
in caucus in Knights of Pythias hal
at 9:30 o'clock, and in the course of
proceedings called the roll, but did
nothing to organize the convention.
Believe Pledge Broken
Word was carried to the Taft dele
gates in the Grand theater, three
blocks distant, that the Roosevelt dele
gates had broken the armistice and
were holding their convention. The
Taft delegates were called to order
and announcement was made that the
Roosevelt men had broken their
pledge 3nd were holding a convention.
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