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VOLUME CXIL—NO. 18.
Taft Platform Advocates Safe and Sane Government
MEN WHO ARE LEADING FIGURES AT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
James R. Garfield (left) and Cifford Pinchot, compering Roosevelt delegate William Barnes Jr., chairman of the New York delegation Charles D. Hilles [(left), Taft's representative, and W. B. McKinlcy, Taffs
figures. * and a stanch Taft supporter. manager.
SKIPPER ON RIVER
CAN NOT TIE KNOT
Portland Couple Learn Things
bout 3 Miie Limit and
[spcci'a/ Dispatch to The Call]
PORTU.ND, jtaire IT. —Because the
- r Beaver was not three miles
r>ii at sea yesterday morning, a young
Portland couple met terrible disappoint-j
according to Captain Eddie ;
Mason, owing to the fact that he was
unable to marry them.
The young man m*l the steamer at
d Immediately afterward the
pair approached tlie -captain and asked
him to splice them, as they wished to
surprise their friends here.
They www badly disappointed when
he explained that he could only per
form the marriage service when the
ship was out at sea.
In These Days No Merchant
Can Be Successful Unless
He Represents You
By J. R. HAMILTON
: ornier Advertising Manager of Wanamaker'a, Philadelphia
FIFTY years ago every store had a "BARKER" just as
every sideshow has now. He was not so loud, but he was
equally insistent. He stood on the SIDEWALK in front of
his store and urged you to come in.
When you entered, he rang a beli. You were surrounded by HIGH
WAYMEN and there immediately began a system of brigandage which
was not even surpassed by holdup men on lonely roads.
The first business of these SO CALLED salesmen was to find out
how much MONEY you had. Every ruse was resorted to to get you
to open your wallet or your purse. The second object was to get as
MUCH of that money as possible and HIS value to his concern was
measured entirely by YOUR loss.
This is not romance; it is HISTORY. Not the worst stores, but
many of the BEST stores did it. The only price on an article was the
HIGHEST price you would pay.
The law of CA YEA T EMPTOR (let the buyer beware) was the
Commercial Law of the land. It was UNDERSTOOD that you and the
merchant were COMMERCIAL ENEMIES and* that you were his
Such things as a definite price or the returnability of merchandise or
a guarantee of good faith would have been considered foolhardy.
Now, out of all this chicanery, this crossroads bartering, this world
old hostility of buyer and seller, have come the CLEAN, WHOLE
SOME, TRUSTWORTHY INSTITUTIONS of the present day.
And the one great factor that has brought this change about is—
ADVERTISING. And the reason for this is that a man is naturally far
more careful of what he WRITES than of what he merely says.
Today you walk into a store with as much confidence as you would
enter your own home. You fee! that every possible SAFEGUARD is
thrown about you for your protection. The merchant, where he once was
your commercial enemy, has become your BUSINESS REPRESENTA
TIVE. Your pleasure is his command. He will do anything within
reason to meet your smallest request. Even the manufacturers and big dis
tributers have caught this feeling that they must represent YOU, or you
will not patronize them.
This is the great thing that Advertising has done for trade. And the
peculiar part of it is that you feel this safety, this reliability, this surety of
fair play ONLY TOWARD THOSE WHO ADVERTISE.
That is why the ADVERTISING COLUMNS of this paper
should mean so much to you. That is why you should make this adver
tising a part of your DAILY NEWS.
THAT IS WHY YOU SHOULD BEGIN TO READ IT
TODAY, AND CONTINUE TO READ IT EVERY DAY FOR
EVERYTHING YOU BUY. .._ . .
THE San Francisco CALL
WOMAN AVIATOR IS
DASHED TO DEATH
Julia Clarke of Denver Is Killed
in FhVht at Illinois State
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June IT—Miss
j Julia Clarke of Denver, an aviator, was
i killed during a practice flight at the
I state fair grounds this evening. The
' tip of the wing of the biplane in which
\ she was flying struck the lfmb of a tree
!in the center of the racetrack inclosure
! and the machine dashed to the ground,
tu r nririg turtle.
Miss Clarke's skull was crushed. She
wa? rushed to a hospital in an auto
mobile and died a few minutes after.
The woman was unconscious from the
j time the accident occurred until her
j death. Only a few spectators saw the
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1912.
NEW ARMY BILE
Provision Which Would Oust
Wood Is Cause of Presi
WASHINGTON. June 17.—The presi
dent today vetoed the army appropria
tion bill. He returned the bill to con
gress with a message indicating his
disapproval of the legislative provision
which would oust Major General Leon
ard Wood from the office of chief of
staff on March 4 next.
The president's flat declaration that
he was opposed to the enactment of
legislation as a rider on an appropria
tion bill was taken today as an indi
cation that he would also veto the
legislative, judicial and executive bill,
which carries an amendment that would
abolish the commerce court.
Chairman Hay of the house military
affairs committee issued a statement in
which he accused the president of mis
stating the facts and resorting to dis
ingenunus arguments. Hay declared
the president had vetoed the bill to give
himself valid reasons for vetoing the
legislative bill, which contains the pro
vision to abolish the commerce court.
The army bill rests in committee and
the army's appropriation for the com
ing year will be unprovided for until it
is repassed without the features to
which President Taft objected or until
a resolution extending the appropria
tion of the present year is put through.
The president condemned the bill's
provisions changing the enlistment
terms from three to four years, calling
t u ,em contrary to enlightened military
policy and declaring that they would
make impossible a proper reserve.
MIRACLE SAVES LIVES
OF TOWN'S POPULATION
Oklahoma Village Is Razed by
Gale; Not a Life Lost
GUTHRIE, Okla., June 17.—Sixty or
more houses in the village of Kayloe,
Okla.. were smashed by a terrific gale
last night, but every person in the
town's population of 300 escaped with
no fatalities and only two were hurt,
according to news received here this
afternoon. The message declared that
not a building in the village remained
FARMER LEAPS FROM
HAY ON TO PITCHFORK
Grass Valley Man May Die of
GRASS VALLEY, June 17.—Farmer
Myers, living in Chicago park, near
here, was seriously injured tonight by
leaping from a load of hay into a stack
in which a pitchfork was concealed.
The handle of the fork entered Myers'
body. Tha injury m»y bo-fjutal, i
KEPT OFF JURY,
WOMEN IN ARMS
Mass Meeting of Protest Is
Planned by Suffragists Be
cause of Alleged Insult
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. June 17.—Six women
summoned today as prospective jurors
in a justice's court In Broderick, a
suburb, and dismissed from service
on motion of the attorney for the de
fense, are up In arms over what they
consider an affront to their citizen
ship and are planning a mass meeting
The dismissal was secured on a legal
objection based on a ruling recently
made hy Attorney General Webb to
the effect that women are ineligible for
jury service. Webb found nothing in
the new suffrage law giving women the
right to act as Jurors and held that
jury service could not be considered
as a political right, but as a duty of
citizenship that may be Imposed on
any or all citizens.
In the absence of any law imposing
such a duty, he gave as his opinion
that an objection to women serving as
jurors might lie at any time.
The summoning of the women as pros
pective jurors today was planned by
Cbnstable Russell as a surprise, but it
was a surprise that did not appeal to
all the parties concerned.
T. Marayhia brought suit against
William Henley for a load of hay.
Marayhia has been renting Henley's
barn, but recently the rent was raised
and he refused to pay it. Henley is
alleged to have taken a load of the
plaintiffs hay In payment without the
In summoning talesmen for the case
Constable Russell took the names of six
women from the last pollbook. They
were promptly dismissed upon the ob
jection of Henley's attorney and have
been voicing their own objections ever
INFANT GIRL SCALDED
TO DEATH IN TUB
Mother Leaves Room and Baby
Falls in Boiling Water
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RICHMOND. June 17.—Marcella Lade
hoff, 2Ms years old, the daughter of H.
A. Ladehoff. living at Seventeenth street
and Chanslor avenue, was scalded to
death this evening by falling Into a tub
of boiling water which the baby's
mother had prepared for a bath. Mrs.
Ladehoff had gone to get cold wateT to
cool the tubf ul, and while she was away
the accident occurred. Dr. W. E. Cun
ningham was called, but the infant died
before, ha arrived, . '
FISTIC RIOT EXPECTED
DAYS OF '60 RECALLED
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
« CHICAGO, June 17.—Will Theodore Roosevelt control the temporary
organization of the regular republican national convention, or bolt it and
nominate himself for president in a rump convention?
Those are two alternatives to which the republican situation has been
reduced on the eve of what is to be the most memorable convention since 1860.
3f Roosevelt can not control the convention from the moment of the fall
I ••• * 'eemtlsnted «*■ Page 4, Column I "
IN FIGHT ON RIVER
Indians Court Death When the!
White Men Turn Aside From
NEEDLES, June 17. —In what was
termed the most daring effort ln the
history of the Colorado river floods,
piling and a pile driver were started
down the swollen stream from above
Blythe tonight to the break in the dyke
near the Palo Verde valley and will be
used in an attempt to mend the torn
walls of the levee.
No white men could be found who
would guide the piling down thw river,
and Indian* were secured to ride the
It is the intention, as soon as the
break is reached, to send an Indian
swimmer ashore with a rope, make fast
the raft of piling, and then gradually to
swing It in front of the break in the
dyke. If this proves successful, baled
hay, straw and sacks of sand will be
thrown In front of the piling, which it
Is hoped will close up the break and
keep the water within its banks.
At Needles tonight the river was sta
tionary, but at Yuma a rise of four
inches was reported. No break had oc
curred at Yuma. A large force of men
left there today to work on the levee
above Yuma on the California side.
AVIATION PRIZE IS
WON BY FRENCHMAN
Roland Garros Awarded $ 10,000
Trophy; Contest Marred
ANGERS, June 17. — Roland Garros,
the French aviator, won the grand prize
of aviation today. The prize was given
by the French Aero club and was worth
$10,000. The distance covered was 68S
miles, and the aviator had to complete
se\-en times the triangle from Angers
to Cholet. from Cholet to Saumur and
Saumur to Angers.
Garros was the only one of the seven
aviators to complete the three laps set
down for the first day's task, which he
did in 7 hours and 56 minutes. Soon
after the start of the race Aviator Al
lard's machine, carrying four passen
gers, broke down and fell to the earth
from a low altitude. The only one in
jured was Allard's mechanician, who
suffered a broken leg-
Aviator de Bussy, while flying from
Chartres to Angers to start ln the race,
was hurled to the ground when his
aeroplane vollapsed and was seriously
injured internally. His passenger, M.
jUoaiangs* broke both. less.
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 78;
Slowest Sunday night, 54.
FOR TODAY— Fair; warm
in the morning, light north wind, changing to
I Tn Details of the W_ath«r se» Pa«» 19 ,
WILLIAM J. McCOY
Composer and Clubman Is
Knocked Down by Motor*
cycle in Oakland
OAKLAND, June 17.—William J.
McCoy, composer and clubman, was
struck down at 10 o'clock tonight by
a motorcycle while crossing Broadway
at Twelfth street. He suffered a frac
ture of the right leg below the knee,
severe lacerations of the right hand
and numerous abrasions of the body.
Mrs. M. L. Bardellini and her son. who
accompanied McCoy, were not injured.
On the motorcycle were T. A. Cline of
632 Fifteenth street and Miss Hudson
of the Portland house. Cline was not
arrested, eyewitnesses agreeing with
him that he was traveling slowly and
that the accident was not his fault.
McCoy, whose home Is in San Lean
dro, was removed to the emergency
hospital, where he was attended by
Dr. W. TT. Irwin before being removed
to a private hospital. McCoy is one of
the best known musicians about the
bay. He composed "The Hamadryads"
for the Bohemian club jinks ln 1905 and
also wrote the music for "Patrick at
Tara," which was produced at the jinks
ln 1909. Tie Is writing an opera to be
TRAIN KILLS BOTH
MAGNATE AND WIFE
Train Going Mile a Minute
Strikes Auto of T. A.
ERTE. Pa., June 17.—Thomas A.
Snyder, millionaire catsup manufac
turer of Cincinnati, and his wife of
three months were killed this afternoon
by a fast train on the Lake Shore,
which crushed their touring car to
pieces at the Harbor creek crossing
near this city.
Snyder was making a transconti
nental tour tn his machine. It was
his honeymoon trip, and, although he
was 70 years old, he had just com
pleted a long jaunt through eastern
Canada and was starting for the Pacific
coast. His bride, formerly Mrs. Harry
Stanton, was by her 16
year old daughter, Miss Ethel Stanton.
The trafn, going a mile a minute, hit
the back of the tonneau and the al
ready lifeless forms of Mr. and Mrs.
Snyder were flung in front of the loco
motive, which passed over them. The
chauffeur and Miss Stanton were hurled
from the car and the latter was seri
ously injured. _ ~
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Party Promises to Safeguard
Health, Limit Child Labor
and Protect Wage Earn=
ers From Danger
CONTROL OF NATURAL
Recall of Judiciary Condemned;
Regulation of Trusts and
Abolition of Special Priv=
GEORGE GRISWOLD HILL
J [Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICAGO, June 17.—1 am able
to give an outline of the plat
form of the republican conven
tion. This, of course, is subject
to revision by the committee on reso
lutions of the national convention and
to such alterations as ma)' be sug
gested by President Taft before the
committee makes its final report
But this draft contains all the essen
tials of the declarations of principle*
on which President Taft will stand
for re-election before the American
Platform in Detail
The platform in detail follows:
"The republican party, assembled by
its representatives in national conven
tion, declares its unchanging faith in
government of the people, by the peo
ple and for the people. Tt reaffirm*
its devotion to the fundamental
principles of constitutional gov
ernment established by the fathers,
those principles which make pro
vision for orderly and effect ivf
expression of the popular will. f«f
the protection of civil liberty and iha
essential rights of man and the inter
pretation of the law by an untram
meled and independent judiciary that
have proved themselves capable of
sustaining the structure of a govern
ment which, after more than a rcnturv
of development, embraces 100,000.(H>I
people, scattered over a wide and di
verse territory, but bound by common
purpose, common ideals and common
affection to the constitution of the
j Upholds Constitution
"Under the constitution and the
j principles asserted and vitalized by it,'
I the United States has grown to be one
of the great civilized nations of the
earth. It offers a home and oppor
tunity to the ambitious and the in
dustrious of every race and from every
clime. The republican party faces the
i problems of the future confident in the
| strength and wisdom that experience of
the past has brought. Tt will take no
part In either changing or overturning:
the American form of government.
•The republican party is now, as al
ways, a party of progress and of con
structive statesmanship. It Is he
pared, if again intrusted with power
by the people, to go forward with the
solution of those new problems which
social, economic and political develop
ment have brought into the forefront
of the nation's interest. It will strivo
not only ln the nation, but in the sev
eral states, to enact the necessary laws
again to safeguard the public health;
to limit effectively the labor of chil
dren who should be at school; to pro
tect wage earners engaged in dangrr-
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181 Post St San Francisco
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