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VOLUME C3X—KO. 181.
IN NEW JERSEY
Incomplete Returns Indicate
That All Delegates Will
Be for Colonel
Plurality on Preferential Pri
mary Is Likely to Be
Wilson Wins Democratic Con
test Despite Strong Oppo
sition in State
Count of Delegates
Gives Taft a Majority
NEW YORK. May 25.-~-The Her
ald tomorrow will give these fig
ure« in the presidential race:
Republican—Taft 4S«s, Rooae
velt 424. l.a FollotJe 3e; Cummin*
10. nnolnmlflcd 6 s . •* t» *»•
Denm«>r«ttc—(lark 300. Wlinon
10ft. Marshall "O. I nderwood S5.
Ralriii In 14, Burke 10. Harmon r>3,
nnlnMrnctrd end nnclnaslfien , 167.
Vet to he cleoled. 238.
Tnn nf \ *rtinin'«i delcjjHtc« ari>
;iirn to Governor Wilson and thr
ithrr 2U are unini»tnictetl.
NEWARK, N. J.. May 29.—One of
tb« most sweeping victories
Theodore Roosevelt lias won in
primaries since he began
•tnpaign for the rop\jblican presi
ii nomination was recorded yester
■ (He republican voters of New
liidi'-a t inns ba.-ed on incomplete re
are that he carried every con
inal district in the state, as well
state at l«rpe. and that all the
28 delegates New Jersey will send to
Chicago will be Roosevelt men.
Wilson won his own state
v gainst a strong opposition headed by
enemies within the state.
and appeasrs to have 24 of the "S dele
gates, [nefwitng the delegates at large.
Plurality Ten Thousand
Qolonel Rooeevctf-fl indicated plural
ity on t ; ic preferential vote is 10.000.
Sftiator La Toilette made a cfeowiag
•ry couoty, bu.l bia \oif. as far as
'Heated that he would not
n _• per cent of the total.
•■; nftcr midnight EL W. <ira-.\
(if the Taft Business Men's
•. c;ij<l Colonel Ilooseveit prob
viin the four delegates at
ttrt 1" district (Je'egates
nties of BaMx and Ihid
son, which lomprisp Newark, Jersey
And Hoboken, besides several
populous subui ban towns.
Taft Leaders Concede Defeat
rations, at l ;>. m.. i>ased on scat
; parts of the
\>-( i<■ t,.:i* Colonel Roosevelt
I carry three or four other dis-
U a ltd capture at least 2i' of tlie
ii nraa apparent as soon
us th* eg • to cofhe in, l>ut it
MSi'i. three hours afier
tiie polls Closed, before the Taft leaders
conceded defeat. The president made
a good showing in Newark, and this
encouraged the managers of the Taft
organization to send to the White House
n few cheerful messages early in the
The surrounding cities and towns.
!.owever, went to Roosevelt, and when
results began to come in from the more
sparsely settled districts in the south
ern part of the state the president's
defeat became increasingly evident.
Commuters Are Favored
Largely for the benefit of the army
of commuters, which probably number
more in New Jersey than In any other
state of the union, the polls remained
open until r> o'clock tonight and the
f>unt was correspondingly late. Al
though the polls were open at 1 p. m.
In the commuting district, the greater
part of the voting was done in the
evening and four-fifths of the ballots
poured in between fi and 9 p. m.
Under the New .lers»y law 28 dele
gate* to the republican and democratic
national conventions were rhosen, two
delegates !n each of the 12 congres
sional districts and four delegates at
large. The latter being elected by the
■vote of the whole state.
The voters also had the privilege of
expressing their personal preference for
presidential candidates, although this
result had no effect upon the division
The ballots were easy to mark, the
delegates appearing on the ballots
coupled with the name of the presiden
tial candidates they are pledged to sup
port. The only possible source of con
fusion was the fact that five names
■were on the democratic baHot as can
didates for delegates at large in the
"uninstructed" column, whereas voters
were told to mark only four names.
The New Jersey election was the last
to be preceded by sweeping campaigns
by all the republican presidential can
didate?. Its importance was empha
sized also because only one more state.
Ca»*lAU*A a« Fμ* 4L CaL *
THE San Francisco CALL
LOVE OF LEWIS
FOR HIS WIFE
IS A ROMANCE
Slayer of Tolivers Searched
Five Years for Sweetheart
Parents Spirited Away
Reunion Came in Miraculous
Manner at Home of Oak
! [Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON", May 2S. — Frank Tt.
Kufkalpw. general secretary of
the T. M. i*. A. r,f tliis city, today
unfolded a remarkable story in
connection with the murder of C H.
Tqilver p.n«l wife in San Diego last
Sunday by Bert G. Lewis.
Buckalew knew Lewis well, havine
last seen him in this city ten days 3J".
He also knows the accuse!? life his- ;
tory as told him by while the
latter was visiting at the Y. M. C A.
i building here. Buekalew's story fol
'T first became acquainted with I-ewis
in the Young Men's Christian associa
tion rooms. He Iβ a short man. about
30 years of age and wears eyeglasses.
He h«d his. mail-left there, and after he j
I made a few calls for his mail we be- I
came acquainted. One- afternoon I in- j
vited him into my office and we hatj a.
talk. It was thert h? talcL.inc the fits
tory of hi* life.
"Lewis was a New York city boy. H«
w?s a scrapper—one of the Jimmie
Kadden school. He was gentlemanly In
his manner and behavior. This is the
story he told me:
Meets Wife in New York
"Seven or eight years ago. when
Lewis was endeavoring to spar his way
to fame and wealth in New York, he
met a Swedish girl. 'She was the pret
| tlest creature T ever saw.' said Lewis.
;*I couldn't get her out of my memory.
We became better acquainted aP the
days rolled by. and I began to think
she liked me. Her folks noticed that
w * were continually going out together
and that 1 whs becoming a regular
I caller at her home. They had peculiar
notions concerning the marriage of
their daughter. They did not wish her
to wed an American, but intended that
she should return with them to Sweden.
One evening I called, and my young
lady friend was not at home. Her folks
had sent her away, and I knew not
where. They would not give me any
information about her.
' T went to the postoffice dally for
months, but' never received a word
from her. I finally de< ided upon a
plan to find her. It was probably fool
ish, but was the only way I could
think of. Securing a railroad map of
the various linen throughout t!ie
United States, I selected a route from
»w York city clean through to San
Francisco, and picking out the prin
cipal cities I mailed a letter to her
address to every one of the different
places. It was of no avail. In due
time most of the letters were returned
Begins Long Search
" "Then I became desperate, and de
termined to start out and search for
her. I didn't have much money, but I
got matched for a couple of goes and
thought T saw enough wealth in pros
pert to start out with. I adopted the
shadow style of boxing in my training,
as it was less expensive. I won both
matches and started west.
""I visited city a'ter Hty. anrl
tramped the streets In day time and
night. T saw thousands and thousands
of pretty girls, but never ran s.-mss
the object of my search. Often while,
lying on my back on the top of a
freight car and looking toward the
heavens, I could Imagine I saw her
face In the stars.
"'For five long years T kept up my
fruitless search, until finally I landed
in Oakland. During this time T worked
at anything that showed up. from prize
fighting to waiting in restaurant?. T
became acquainted with a Dane in
Oakland, who was a masseur, and one
evening he invited me to spend an
evening with him at his home. He
said he would make me acquainted
with a young lady who was visiting
" T didn't tell my Danish friend that
his wife's guest wouldn't act as a
drawing card for me. However. I called
at his home. When I entered his home
a young womwi was coming toward
the front door. It was the young lady
guest, and. oh, God, it was my long
•' "She recognized me as quickly as
I did her and in an instant we were in*
Coautlntuut on Put 2. Col. *
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912.
WASHINGTON, May 28—Attorney General Wickersham, in a statement to
day, declared the government's suit against the Southern Pacific company for the re
covery of valuable oil lands in southern California "has developed sensational and
startling disclosures." Testimony by witnesses subpenaed by the government, he says,
"presents a remarkable picture of criminal conspiracy among high officials of the
Southern Pacific company to acquire from the United States, under an agricultural
grant, oil lands valued at $15,000,000."
To Kind Policeman
Speaks in Flowers
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PORTLAND. May 28.—Sent
i;i horor of a policeman who is
not dead, a vaseful of flowers,
MMiiewhat withered and child
ishly arranged, sitv over the de?k
-ergeant's desk at police head
<'tnrters tonight.- and Police-
Captain Riley keeps a childish
script in -which is written:
"[ read in t!ic papers that Of
ficer Sorensen is dead. Please
put this flowers over his desk.
He was good to me when T got
A mistake in name?, which
enfu-ed a plasterer named Sor
enson, who died recently, and
Dealt Operator Sorensen, who is
very much alive, i> responsible
for the child's tribute, of whose
donor no trace has been found.
Kaiser of Germany
Has Time to Select
Millinery for Frau
[Special Cable to The Call]
PARIS. May 2S. — Dispatches from Ber-
j'lin announce that the kaiser, chooses his
j wife's hats, and the Temps, a leading
J conservative newspaper, sees therein a
favorable sign of the peace of BHrope.
'This itrt»rewtl"n#%eafure of the kaie
ofs private life," it comments, "is per
haps of historical ami political »\g
niflrance following the sensational de- I
bates in the reichstag. where the social
ists somewhat mauled the sovereign,
though unable to prevent the voting , of
enormous credits for the augmentation
of armaments. An emperor who goes to
a milliner's with a view to presiding
personally over the selection of several
hats for the empress and the princesses
Is evidently neither greatly troubled by
parliamentary tumults nor likely soon
!to disturb the peace of Europe. !
"A monarch who amuses himself" so |
[politely in the bosom of his famiVy
! seems to promise the people tranquility
land likewise gives an excellent exam-
I pie, which, however, has small chance
of being followed. One easily sees that
■William II is. indeed, emperor of Ger
! many and king of Prussia, the repre
sentative of divine right and the de
fender of the ancient axiom that the
I king's will is the supreme law."
FRANCE STILL FARTHER
FROM "TEDDY'S" IDEAL
Marriages and Divorces Many;
Births Ever Fewer
PARTS, May 28.—The French minis
ter of labor, Bergers. in the re
port of the vital statistics of France for
1911. says the number of deathe was
34,869 more than the total of births,
thus indicating the continued unfavor
able situation of France as compared
with that of growing nations.
The births numbered 742,114, the low
est ever recorded.
On the other hand, France compares
fa v orably with other countries in mar
riages, which totaled ,307,788 for the
year. Divorces increased over the pre
vious year, numbering 13.055.
VAGRANT BECOMES "WILD
MAN ,, TO GET JAIL TERM
lowa Man Takes Novel Means
to Secure Coveted Arrest
DAYKN'PORT. Ta., May SB.— Pleading
guilty to b«ing a "wild man." as he
expressed it, Pat T>anner, who claims
the record of having been arrested
more times than any other man in
lowa, today received the much coveted
sentence of 10 days In jail. Yesterday
he went out in the country and laid
down under a tree. When people
passed he made strange sounds and
signs and was soon rushed to town un
der close guard.
AND CHILD IS KILLED
Dynamite Caps Found by Par
ents in New Home
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BOSTON, May 2g.— Using dynamite
caps in a tobacco box for a rattle, little
Edtnond Dickey, 2 years old. was so |
severely Injured by the explosion which j
resulted that he died a ehort time after
being taken to a hospital.
The strange looking: cape were found
on the shelf when the family moved
into their present home In East Cam
bridge three weeks ago and were given
to the child for playthings.
The police are searching for the man
who left the cape lying about, t
I. W. W. MENACE
Special Session Is One of the
Early Possibilities, Accord
ing to Webb
San Diego Police Chief Says
There Are Lawful Meanc to
Keep Out Law Breakers
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN l>l KGO. May 28.—A special
session of the legislature, to be
called for the purpose of enacting
to deal with the industrial
revolution whic'i I. W. W. agitators are
attempting to set on foot in California
is one of the early possibilities, accord
ing to information from Attorney Gen
eral U. S. Webb tonight.
"Vnu are one day ahead of the
hounds." said Webb, when asked to
confirm the report tonight. "This ie
something , we pre not able to discuss
at the present time."
, Wobb and his deputy, Raymond
( onlinurd on Page 4. < ©luoin 1
Mr. and Mrs. George Neven, for n>hom the Governor of Wash
ington has directed a requisition to Governor Johnson of California.
Neven and his wife. Nancy Nevars, are charged with abducting little
Frances Anderson from her home in Washington.
VICTORY IN OHIO
Constitutional Convention De
cides to Submit Measure at
Next General Election
COLUMBUS, 0., May 2*.- -What is re
garded as a sweeping victory for the
woman suffrage cause was won here to
day when the delegates to the consti
tutional contention, after several hours'
debate, passed the woman suffrage
clause by a vote of 74 to 37. Not only
that, but they decided that the measure
will be presented to the voters of Ohio
at the coming election. This wa.s made
possible by striking out a provision that
it should be submitted separately from
For several months the wojnan suf
frage clause has been a matter of vital
Interest to the voters and people at
large in Ohio. Since Mothers' day,
April 12, a sturdy campaign has been
carried on by those In sympathy with
the cause, and throughout the state
many suffrage meetings were held, at
which the most prominent supporters
of the cause made addresses and, in
several places, parades were held. In
some Instances new suffrage associa
tions were formed.
This form of campaign will now b«
carried on with much.more fervor, with
the idea of bringle* the clause bom* a.
lvictor on •lectita **>• .__
Schoolgirl Led Away
Frances Elizabeth Anderson, the 1 5 year old schoolgirl jvho was kidnaped
from her home near Oiympia, Wash.
HORSE BEATS TRAIN
IN RACE TO DEPOT
Young Society Woman Urges
Speed in Quarter Mile Run
' - -
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN ANSEUtfO, May 28.—8y urging
her coachman to drive his team of
thoroughbreds at a saddle pony lope
while the victoria In which they rode
bounced around the road like a buck
board on a mountain grade, Miss
Camille Raas, a prominent society
woman and the daughter of J. C. Raas,
kept up with a train for nearly a
quarter of a mile this morning, finally
overtaking it and thereby keeping a
luncheon engagement In San Francisco.
The Haas coachman drove up to the
San Anselmo station this morning just
as the train pulled out for Sausalito.
Miss Raas ordered him to follow at full
speed, and for some distance they kept
up with the train where the county
road parrallels the track. At Bolinas !
j avenue, the next station, the train
stopped, and the carriage overtook it.
Miss Raas ordered her coachman to j
stop the victoria squarely across the
track In front of the train, to prevent
It leaving too soon, and then stepped
aboard. The passengers on the train
thought the chas* wu a ruaawaju
*XE£f^Dh Y —#«*f»«' temperature. 74;
. r Swcs< A/o&ay night, 54.
FOREGgSif FOR TODAY—Fair; warm
jAntoTfnMmt; light north wind, changing to
£v Ms&sdsfe rvesl.
Details of the S** P»»« IS
And Wile Facing
A requisition for the extradition of
George Nevers. his wife, Nancy, and
William Jenkins for the alleged abduc
tion of 15 year old Frances Anderson of
Lttcey, Wash., was directed to the Cali
fornia authorities yesterday by Gov
ernor Hay of Washington. The three
were arrested Saturday when they ar
rived in San Francisco and the girl was
taken to the juvenile detention home.
Frances Anderson is the eldest of
three motherless children and had been
keeping house for her father, Carl An
derson, a farmer. May 16 the Nevers,
who owned the adjoining farm, sold
out and with William Jennings, who
had been their hired man, left by train.
The Anderson girl disappeared at the
same time and a search disclosed that
she had gone with them. They were
traced to Tacoma, to Portland and fin
ally to San Francisco. A warrant was
telegraphed ahead and Sheriff Gaston
of Thurston county is now on the -way
to this city.
The girl said last night at the deten-
Continued on Pun* 2, Column 4
WEARER OF GEMS
FIGHTS OFF THIEF
New York Society Woman Has
Encounter With Fashionably
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, May 28—Mrs. James A.
Peering, a handsome young matron
whose marriage to the New York
lawyer was a romantic affair, saved
her 110,000 diamond necklace after a
desperate encounter with a fashionably
dressed thief this afternoon in the very
heart of Fifth avenue and when traffic
was at its height.
Mrs. Deering was preparing for a
society reception tonight. She went
to her safety deposit 'vault to get the
rope of diamonds whlcn Deering gave
her as a bridal present. She left the
vaults with the package containing
the jewels tied to her right wrist by
a stout cord, fixed by the safe deposit
manager so that it would not show. A
man in gray tweeds, looking like a
gentleman in comfortable circum
stances, walked along quietly behind
her from Forty-sixth to Forty-seventh
street. Suddenly she felt a tug at her
wrist. The man had tried to snatch
the package. The young matron held it
tight, faced around and fought the
Mrs. Peering wore her necklace to
night and lauKhed over her experience.
PRICK FIVE CENTS.
S. P. FACES
Attorney General Says Railroad
Officials Knew Kern County
Land Was Mineral
SUIT FOR 6,000 ACRES
IN OIL FIELDS INVOLVED
Secret Correspondence Saved
From Fire and Available
TRACT TO BE RESTORED
TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
WASHINGTON. May 28.—At
torney General Wickersham's
statement today that the gov
; ;. ernment's suit against ttu>
Southern Pacific company to recover
valuable oil lands had developed "sen
sational S and startling disclosure?' ,
was issued after a conference between,
the attorney general and Willis- N.
Mills, his special assistant in charge
of the case, concerning recent'develop
ments :in the suit. ' ■ The proceedings -
were instituted by direction of • Wiek
ersham in December. 1910, to set aside
patents . and revert to the government
title ito 6.000 acres of valuable oil
lands in the Elk hill country of the
MeKittriek oil district, Kern count-. ,
California. ;-' : -
Mineral Lands Excluded
■ The lands are within the indemnity
lists of the grant of July 27, 186*?, to
the Southern Pacific Railroad company
in aid of the construction of "the roa'J.
The original granting act, ; the atin.
ney general's statement says, exclude I
all mineral lands, the intention of con
gress i being to - grant ; Agricultural
lends, ' reserving the mineral * lands to *
th* United States for all time. :t-.;W
The government lawyers are confi
dent, the statement avers, that the dis
closures made by the testimony of
Charles tW. Eberlein "will result in
the restoration ;.' to the : public domain
of a vast tract of the most .".valuable ,
oil lands in the state of California.' ,
Secret Letters Saved
, As acting land agent of the Southern
Pacific company, the statement .
♦ that Eberlein "saved from ; the ,confi.i
gration following the San Francisco
earthquake all the secret correspond -
ence and documents relating to. tko
conspiracy to defraud the ; government
out of these lands."
Upon being placed on the Itantf. the
statement continues, Eberieln prod I! ■ i
correspondence between himself Inn '
the late W. D. Cornish, vie* presiti< Ht
of the Southern Pacific company. fully
establishing previous knowledge on
the part'of the railroad company "fa
cials of the mineral character of the
land selected, and indicating an In ten -
tion to keep the fact from the govern- "
ment officials until after patents should
be secured." r -.. *:*£i;y-] •■% ;"; : ' ; ''*. . "
THIS "PRAYER MEETING"
HAD COOL BEER ON TAP
"Congregation" and "Minister"
Pull "Blind Tiger's" Tail
KANSAS CITY, May 2S.—A "prayer
meeting" was interrupted !n Kanu9
City last night when Robert OT'onnell.
captain of police, arrested the "con
gregation" on a charge of frequenting
a "blind tiger." Six negroes and one
white man were arrested. Three C|ie«
of beer were confiscated. "Rev.'Henry
Thomas said he was a minister detailed
to do slum work.
NARY A BEEFSTEAK FOR
THIS WOMAN WALKER
"Cross Country" Justifies Both
Jack Spratt and Wife
CHICAGO, May 28.—Mrs. Davi<»
Beach completed a Journey on fo ■'.
from New York to Chicago and gave
to Mayor Harrison a message which
she received from Mayor Gaynor. Dur
ing the long walk, which consumed a
little more than *42 days, Mrs. Beach
subsisted on uncooked food of a vege
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