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KING NICHOLAS
HEADS ARMY IN
WAR ON TURKS
Forces Fight Thirty Hours for
Control of Mountain on
Frontier
Crown Prince Leads Force That
Silences Batteries and
Captures Position
Berchthold, to tho Hungarian delega
tion today that Austria was prepared
to guard her interests in the Balkans
has caused a sensation in European*
capitals.
The Frankfurter Zeitung publishes
■ report that Greece will withdraw
from the Balkan agreement and de
mobilize, but this is hardly credited
here. Both Greece and Turkey are
trying to purchase the Chinese cruiser ;
Chao-Ho, recently built at Newcastle.
Tho mobilization of tho Bulgarian
army is complete. Five .Russian avia
tors arrived today tn operate with the
Bulgarian forces, according to a news
agency dispatch from Sofia.
Battle Lasts Thirty Hours
PODGORITZA, Montenegro, Oct. 10.—
Tho Montenegrins have captured Det
chitch mountain. T»ie Turkish com
mander and officers with many soldiers
have surrendered.
For the last 30 hours, the battle be
t-.ve<*»rt the Montenegrin forces, under
command of King Nicholas, ard Turk
ish troops strongly entrenched in the
hills, has been in progreES. The fight
began at S o'clock yesterday morning.
the first shot being tred by Prince
I'eter against the Turkish position on
Mount Planintza. Within a few hours
ihe Turks evacuated the district.
Strongly fortified positions were oc
cupied hy the Turks on Detchitch moun
tain, which commands the road to Scu
tari, and reinforcements were brought
up. resulting iv a general engagement
which extended along the line for sev
eral miles.
King Nicholas remained at his head
quarters at Podgoritza, while Crown
Prince Danilo directed operations at
the front. The Montenegrins resumed
the bombardment of Detchitch at dawn
and a heavy cannonading was kept up
until 11 o'clock in the morning, when
the Turkish batteries on the mountain
were silenced.
Meanwhile a great battle, was on near
the Turkish town of Tushi, about fif
teen miles south of Podgoritza. At 4
o'clock in the afternoon the Turkish
commander on Detchitch, with his of
ficers and a majority of his troops, sur
rendered. The Montenegrins captured
four guns.
The Montenegrin standard was hoist
ed over the captured position. There
•were heavy losses on both sides, but
the Montenegrin camp gave itself over
to rejoicing on the first victory of the
war.
King Nicholas' Ambition
According to the Morning Post's cor
respondent, acquainted with the ground,
tl s capture of Detchitch mountain
leaves nothing between the Montene
grin forces and Scutari except a small
Turkish garrison at Tushi.
With ordinary luck, unless the Turks
bring up heavy reinforcements by wat«r
from Scutari, the correspondent thinks
the Montenegrins, with 10,000 men,
could advance along the plain on the
north shore of the lake and get within
■-•riking distance of Scutari.
King Nicholas, it is added, always
coveted Scutari and now has the chance
of a lifetime. His success, however,
would incur Austria's displeasure.
According to Die Zeit of Vienna. Ser
via has already delivered her ultima
tum to Turkey. This has not been con
lirmed.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
ihe Daily Express professes to have
heard from an official source that the
Austrian and Russian governments are
seeking to arrive at an agreement to
t the war or. if an outbreak has
occurred, to stop it.
A division of Montenegrins com
manded by General Vukotuch crossed
the frontier early this morning near
Reran a.
finEEKS DRIVEN BACK
Heavy losses were inflicted by the
Turkish troops on a band of Greeks
numbering 1.000 men, who today at
*acked a Turkish frontier post near
Dhisikala. They were driven back
"ver the frontier, according to a news
h from Saloniki.
A sine from the Saloniki dispatch.
ere lias been no previous intimation
Greece was taking active part in
the war.
Uncertainty exists as to whether the
■ abincts of Bulgaria, Servia and Greece
are really considering the representa
tions made to them by the powers or
whether they arc delaying the nego
tiations in order to gain time In which
to complete the mobilization of their
v nail
This accounts for the small notice
that is taken by European foreign of
of the pacific pronouncements
at Sofia and Athens.
WAR FEVER IX AUSTRIA
While the delay is giving the am
bassadors and foreign ministers more
lime to make their influence felt in
the right quarters, it is only rousing
the peoples of the countries directly
interested to an even greater clamor
for war. This, too. is spreading to
Austria, where, it Is argued, the people
are not likely to sit quietly while war
Is being waged, in the San Jak of
Novipaaar.
Count Leopold yon Berchtold, the !
Austro-Hungary foreign minister, re
ferred to the matter when receiving
the Hungarian delegation today. He
•aid!
•'Although Austria is not pursuing a
policy of conquest, yet she has im
t interests In the Balkans which
she is prepared to guard at all hazards."
From dispatches reaching here from
Constantinople it would appear that
ihe reports of fighting on the Bulgarian
and Servian frontiers are only exag
gerated accounts of frontier incidents
which are constantly occurring.
MILLIONAIRE CLUBMAN
TURNS TABLES ON WOMAN
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICAGO. Oct. .10.—John B. Irwin,
the millionaire Chicago athletic club
man, who was made defendant in a .sui»
brought by Mrs. George Barrowman,
turned the tables on his accuser today
after the case had been dismissed for
want of prosecution by declaring he
voultj bring suit against the "woman
and her husband for false arrest and
defamation of character.
Baseball at !* sera men fa
Sunday excursion October IS for the
•'(fliland-Sacramento baseball game.
Round trip $y. See Southern Pacific
agents fur details.—Advt.
The Woman' Problem Play
Will Interest "Hello Girls"
ONE of the big central stations is the world—the world
all boiled down and spread out on the switchboard.
And right there on that board thousands and thousands
of people are meeting their thoughts crossing each other—
and the "Hello" girl is perched on the top of a high moun
tain looking at them. That's the real world—what people
are thinking, and it's all on the board —good and bad—love
stories and death notices—-winners and losers—rich and
poor—all mixed up together, all going on at once. And the
operator is a sort of Fate, who sees that the right people
get each other, and, like Fate, she lets them work out their
own affairs, though she could often save them a lot of
trouble if she mixed it. I tell you, it's hard not to interfere
sometimes when you've got the whole world under your
two hands.
IN "The Woman," the play which comes next week to the Colum
bia, the above lines teii a bit about the ideas held by Wanda
Kelly, the little telephone heroine, who brings something new to ,
the stage world in herself. The Call is inviting 50 of the prettiest
and cleverest of the telephone operators of San Francisco to a theater
party next Wednesday afternoon, in order that they may witness this
interesting bit. given to the public, of their own lives.
Mayor Rolph and Mrs. Rolph have consented to act as chaperons,.
and the meeting place for the party will be at the mayor's office in the
city hall.
Shortly hefore"2 o'clock every, one will gather there, meet the
mayor and hiS pretty, gracious wife and be conveyed to the Columbia,
where the best scats will await the aggregation of experts who are to
give their opinions of the play after they have enjoyed it. Mrs. Rolph"
said yesterday:
"I am going to be chaperon for all these girls, but T don't feel
in the least nervous at the responsibility. I will be very glad to have
the opportunity of meeting some of these girls< on whom we are so.
dependent for so many things every day. From what I have heard of
the play. 1 feel that it will be most interesting to get a glimpse of the
real working of the telephone system and to realize sonfething of what
the girls have to go through with. It will be a valuable lesson to many
of us to see just what they have to endure."
Arrangements arc going on busily for The Call's party, and _some
delightful surprises in connection with it will be told the next
few days. The work of selection is a considerable task in itself, because
of the embarrassment of selection. There are so many pretty girls, so*
many capable girls, so many popular girls, so many expert operators
engaged by the telephone company in San Francisco that to choose 50
out of all the number as guests for next Wednesday is driving several
men to the verge of distraction.
Patriots Cheer Grecian Flag
Fervid Mass Meeting Is Held
Stirring Addresses Arouse War Spirit of 2,500
Hellenics Awaiting Cal! to Arms
When the white crossed Grecian flag
waa unfurled last evening by Rev. C.
Papageorgopouloup, at the mass meet
ing held in Scottish Rite hall, 2,500
Greeks sprung to their feet and cheered
the cause of their country. The silken
banner was presented by the Greek
community of San Francisco to the vol
unteer company which is to go from
California, if needed, to join in the
war which is brewing in the Balkans.
In an impassioned, reverent, patriotic
address, the minister of the Greek
church, clad in the somber robes of his
ritual, the one spot of brightness be
ing the jeweled crot-s at his breast, pre
sented the beautiful flag to the young
men who are to carry it from San
Francisco to.the Hellenic frontier.
GREEK CONS 11- PRESIDES
The meeting was presided over by
Richard de Fontana, Greek consul in
San Francisco, and was addressed by
prominent members of the Greek col
ony and others. It was under the aus
pices of the Hellenic patriotic com
mittee. The hall was decorated with
American and Greek flags.
In opening the meeting Consul Fon
tana spoke briefly in his native tongue
and then in English. He said that the
war was not being made for the pur
pose of gaining territory nor as an
expression of the enmity which has
existed between the Greeks and the
Turks, but for the benefit of the Chris
tians who have suffered untold cruel
ties under Turkish oppression.
P. Mountanakos, an eloquent young
Greek, delivered a stirring address,
which was frequently Interrupted by
tho cheers of his auditors. His speech
was in his native tongue.
ADDRESS BY" REV. MR. RADER
Rev. William Rader, pastor of Cal
vary Presbyterian church, spoke at
some length. He declared himself to
be a representative of the peace move
ment, but asserted his belief that there
could be no peace in Europe while Tur
key held its domination of bloodshed,
pillage and rapine over the Balkan
peninsula.
Mrs. Ella M. Sexton, the San Fran
cisco poet, spoke un behalf of the
Women's Relief association of San
Francisco, which has been organized
for the benefit of the Grecian cause by
Mrs. A. C. Clark, mother of acting
Consul M. F. Clark, M. D. Nikolas
Rompanos, dressed in the historic uni
form of a Grecian soldier, recited elo
quently the patriotic Grecian poem,
"Macedonia." Doctor Clark, the acting
consul, and S. Fred Hogue also sp»k"*.
After the speeches a great collection
of money was taken up tor- the benefit
of the Grecian army.
Turks Oppose Reform
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. S. — (De
layed in transmission) —A violent storm
of opposition has been aroused by the
Turkish government's decision to grant
reforms in Macedonia.
Two students, armed with revolvers,
today marched to the porte, clamoring
for "war and no surrender." On the
way they the minister of war to
whom they shouted "We want war."
The minister replied: "Nobody wants
peace."
Arriving at the porte. where the -min
isters were sitting in council, the stu
dents, whose numbers had swollen to
more than 5,000. broke the windows of
the grand valerate, shouting "We will
not have the tiseaty of Berlin."
The grand vizier, Ghazi Ahmed Mukh
tar Pasha, who asfeiired them that the
application of article XXIII of the
treaty of Berlin did not mean autonomy
or independence for Macedonia, was re
ceived with hisses. He persisted, how
ever, baying that the longer war was
delayed the better It was for Turkey ;
but the cries of "hurrah for war" con
tinued unabated.
Eventually the grand vlsler promised
to receive a deputation of the students
and the crowd dispersed.
It is believed the demonstration was
organized by the party of union, and
progress and that the position of the
cabinet will be compromised if it shows
any weakness.
This is the first uneensored dispatch
from Constantinople since martial Jaw
was proclaimed. It was sent by an* in
direct route.
Albanian Villages Burn '
VIENNA. Oct. 10—Many Albian vll
j lages to the north of (be Boyana river
late in ftatuea,.-according to „ dispatch
THE SAN FR&NCISOO OALU F&IPAY. OCTOBER 11. 193*. ,
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to the Neve Frele Presse from Cattaro.
Many fugitives. including some
wounded men, have arrived at Scutari.
Some peasants who fled to the frontier
posts at Szamesi were slain by Mon
tenegrins.
Servian King to Front
BELGRADE, Servia, Oct. 10.—Prince
Alexander and a section of the general
staff left here tonight for the frontier.
The royal train lc in readiness at the
station for King Peter.
Crowds Cheer King George
ATHENS. Greece, Oct. 10.—Great en
thusiasm has been aroused through
out Greece by a speech made, by King
George to several thousand persons
who had assembled at the palace to
welcome him on his return to the capi
tal last night. His majesty said:
'"I am convinced that the Hellenic
people, whose appreciation of patriot
ism I have been able to prize during
my long reign, will always carry out
their duty. Their manly and calm at
titude is worthy of the Hellenic peo
ple, especially in the serious times
through which we are passing. I have
full confidence in the government,
which has given so many proofs of
its patriotism."
At the conclusion of the speech a"
great shout of "Long live the king!
Long live Greece! Hurrah for the war!"
was raised by the gathering, among
which were members of the cabinet and
of the holy synod and a number of
diplomats. Delegations of patriotic
societies waved banners, while bands
played the national hymn. A proces
sion was then formed which marched
through the city.
Porte Receives Note
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 10. — The
collective note of the five powers was
handed to the Turkish foreign minister
by the Austrian representative today.
It Is understood the note embodies an
offer to discuss with the porte the
realisation of reforms in European
Turkey on the basis of the declarations
of the Rumelian Commission of 1880.
Little weight is attached to the note,
as it is expected that after its consid
eration by the council the porta will
make a formal reply that Turkey al
ready has undertaken the reform ques
tion.
The belief is held here that It will be
impossible for the powers to prevent a
general conflict. According to the best
information, Bulgaria would already
have followed the example of Monte
negro, but requires another six days to
complete Its preparations.
Greece and Servia require a still
longer time to make ready.
According to an official report, the
Montenegrins have sustained a defeat
In their attack on Berena, but the fight
ing continues in that district.
It Is reported also that the Bulgarian
attack against Soguchuk and Yonlkepeh
in the Dospat region has been repulsed.
The Bulgarian posts in the Timrush
zone have been reinforced. Correspond
ing measures have been adopted on
the Turkish side.
From TJskup comes word that Servian
merchants are closing their business
and leaving the country.
The continued demand of the Turkish
students to be permitted to take part
in the war has been responded to by
the Ottoman government, which has
prepared a bill calling all students to"
colors.
Mare Island Notes |
MARE ISLAND. Oct. 10.— Judge Advocate
General B. L. Russell. V. S. M. C, arrived
bere tbfs morning as the gwat of Cotnmsndant
IT. T. Mayo. During the afternoon boura be
Inspected tbe Mare taland naval prison.
Repairs bare been authorised on tbe cruiser
Maryland, and tbe bis ship will come to Mare
island the latter the month from Seat
lie to have Its forced lubricating arateio-re- :
built, according to word received here today.
Captain A. P. Crist. V. S. M. C. has been
ordered placed on tbe retired Hat. . He was -for
merly attached to the United States ship Mil
waukee. Captain Crist came around fo this
coast with tbe Atlantic armada, and waa re
cently married to tbe daughter of Rear Admiral
Ueorge F. Ruts, V. S. X.. retired.
Toe petition of a number of tbe yard em
ployes to have a halt holiday every Saturday
during the fiscal year bh been turned dews by
tbe navy department. The employes are now
allowed Saturday afternoons off during tbe sum
mer mouths.
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woßxnro Boras omtckvxd— Oakland, Oct.
10.—la line with an ordinance passed by tbe
jetty council fixing the* hoars of dtj employes
tram 9 o'clock in tbe merging until 5 o'clock
la tbe afternoon. W. J. Baccus, commissioner
ef streets, baa issued an order, to go Into
effect immediately, -requiring all members of
bis department to closely observe tbe rules.
AUDACIOUS ACT
OF HENCHMEN
OF GOVERNOR
Joard of Control Seeks io Coerce
iHrectofs of Veterans*
Home at Yountville
The state; board of control would
force the directors of the afatt* home
for veterans at to have
their printing done In the-state nrln
ing offlce at a price 83 per cent in eat-;
cess of. the price secured by compett"
tive bidding. *,£.
After the director* had received blfl».
and awarded tne contract to the Shan--;
non-Conmjr Printing company to print
1.50* copies of the annual report of the;
Institution for," 1355.20, ' the board of
control informed the directors that the
Job must'bif |e*ne in the state printing
offlce, which bad submitted an estimate
of |650 foril^tfork.
The preposition of paying 83 per
cent, more for work than It could
b* Sena tor Jjy?a;-pflrate concern does,
not. appeal .3-»3&b' directors at aIL In
consequence Hh» matter will t>« c '- m ::
sidered at the meeting of the board
next^ : M6)kaWoAtHruovn. It is more
than «ftl&l-£$_tigft the attorney general
will be called on for an opinion to ad
vise thofedlractor* as to whether or not
they have thejfright to have such
printing done outside the state print
ing offlce. •* v
When the directors. had the copy
ready for of their an
nual report tSejr- named a committee
with Hugh chairman to
attend to the^prlntpsT-' 4
BOARD BECOMES ANGRY
The committee eftled for bids from
private concerns, and the state
printer, file following bids were sub
mitted:
Shannon Conror Print Ing compsny...... 1353.20
HieksJndd company 350.00
Brown & Power Ss*22
Walter N. Brunt • *9* <*>
State prtntins office ••-• WO.OO
On these bids the committee award
ed the contract to tbe Shannon-Conmy
Printing company. *Ebe other bidders
were notified and for the 120
--page book turned ove*r to the Shannon-
Conmy company'this week and it began
work on the composition.
Then the board of control learned that
the state printing offlce was being
slighted. A letter was rushed to the
directors of the Veterans* home In
structing them that the work'should be
done by she state printing offlce. The
copy was recalled .from the printer, and
all work suspended pending the action
of the board next Monday.
DIRECTORS STAND ON RIGHTS
The directors of the institution insist
that they have full legal right to have
the printing done outside the state
printing offlce by using funds over
which the state has no control, but they
purpose, however* to let the
general advise tttem in the matter.
The Veterans' home at Yountville was
established by-the Grand Army of the
Republic. The federal government has
aided the institution by allowing 3100
a year for each-aji-apldier at the insti
tution. Whon k 4^fM r^l of tJ -* e home was
turned ove%*a the state It was provided
that should be handled by
the going through, the
customary-ii|H|M_Jßlii
These we-tfjfipi&bensioQ and the**aoSt
funds. Trie lanfresines that these two
funds are RttWle% io -disbursement by
the .pension fund
was created as «. saltings account for
the inmates. Tho pdat>. ; fund consists
of money left by- deceased inmates of
the home and * unclaimed "-. by heirs.
There is in this fund about 815,000.
SERIOUS QUESTION
Usually the \)ost fund is used for
purchasing books for the library and
providing amusements and delicacies
for the inmates, the idea being to dis
burse the fund for the benefit of the
inmates. Should the directors decide
to charge the printing of the annual
report to this fund they believe there
Is a serious question as to whether or
not the board of control can dictate
to them that they shall have the work
done at the state printing offlce at a
price 83 per cent in excess of the
price secured by competitive bidding.
WEALTH IS BLAMED
FOR VICE IN CITIES
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 10.—"Put
the segregated vice resort on Grand
avenue or Prospect avenue In the sec
tion of the city where the million
aires live, because there are no chil
dren there, where race suicide pre
vails, to be corrupted by these women.
If* vice must be segregated send the
women where they can do the least
harm, not in the crowded districts of
the city where there are children of
the poor to learn evil."
This is the statement of District At
torney Habel, the prosecutor, before a
churchmen's club.
"I do not propose to allow a segre
gated district anywhere," he continued,
"but if it mUst be then let It be where
it can do no harm. The rich are re
sponsible, let them take their medi
cine, if there must be such a district.
I do not believe, however, that there
must be legalized vice. To claim this
is an insult to American manhood, and
I propose to wipe all resorts out of the
city if I have to send every inmate and
patron to jail in cleaning up tne city."
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SAN FRANCISCO PASTOR
HONORED BY BAPTISTS
[Special Dispatch to The Catt]
•SAN JOSE, Oct. 10.—Maryawllle was
chosen as the place of meeting for
the next annual conference of the Gen
eral Baptist association, negro, of Cali
fornia, and officers were elected last
evening as follows: Moderator, Dr. J.
M. Kiddle, San Francisco; vice modera
tor, Rev. G. W. Ayers, Hanford; record
ing secretary, Rev. E. B ? Reed, Wood
land; corresponding secretary, J. L.
Williams, Vallejo; treasurer, J. H. Bur
rows, Stockton; directors, Rev. J. Mor
gan, Rev. A. L. Brown. Bey. C. S. Allen,
Rev. J. Sanders, Rev. S. W. Hawkins;
corresponding messenger, Rev. G• w.
Reed. Stockton.
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TRIAL OF PROSECUTOR
DRAGS ALONG SLOWLY
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10.—The pre
liminary hearing of City Prosecutor
A»uy Eddie, arrested October 3 charged
with contributing to the delinquency
of Mrs. Alice Fhelptf of Bloomlngton,
Ills'., who is but 20 years old, was not
completed at today's hearing. Judge
Wilbur, in the -juvenile court, again
postponed the hearing because of the
illness of Earl Rogers, chief counsel
for Eddie. Todays hearing; like the
first, was* secret. M*" B ' Phelps and
Probation Officer p. A- Johnson, who
aided in Eddie's arrest, were the only
witnesses heard and the case went
over until tomorrow. . „
[MOLDERS AGAIN NAME
SAN FRANCISCO MAN
MILWAUKEE, Oct , I».—Joseph. F.
Valentine, , Saa FraacfaeoV wis re
elected president of the International
Molders" Union of North America today.
Victim Dies As Police
Seek His Assailant
(Special DUpcteh to The CaH]
SA JOSE, Oct. 10^—While peace
. oncers headed by SherinT A. B»
Laagford scoured the Jtwataara
cad of tme country for kb aa
s-allant. Bert Stone, a rural letter
carrier- of Gilroy, died at the Gil
roy private hospital thla mora
lag as the re-salts of aa Injury
received early Wednesday mom
ing when he was set upon aad
beaten lato Insensibility hy aa
unknown highwayman. Aa auto,
mobile party several hours later
picked Stone up and earrled him
to the hospital. He died thla
morulas;. SO hours later, without
' regaining conaclousaess, .
DYNAMITE ORDERS
SENT OVER WIRE
Prosecution Produces 014 Mes*
sages at the Trial in
Indianapolis
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;
INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 10.—-For the
first time since he confessed to dyna
miting, Ortle McManigal. before a jury
In the "dynamite conspiracy" 'trial to
day, was Identified by hotel clerks as
having visited various cities at times
when explosions occurred. -
H. D. Pearce, Kansas City, Mo., In
the pages of a hotel register traced
"J. W. McGraw" as having registered
in a Kansas City hotel August 30, 1910.
three days before McManigal blew up
a portion of a $1,500000 bridge across
the Missouri river, which he says was
arranged for by W. Bert Brown of
Kansas City and James B. MeNamara.
"Do you see McGraw in the court
room?" asked James W. Noel, special
assistant district attorney.
"That's the man," said Pearce, point
ing at McManigal. The line of testi
mony was followed by the government
as tending to carry out McManigal's
confession that he actually caused the
explosions detailed in his confession,:
and for which the government charges
members of the executive board'of the
International Association of Bridge and
SrtuctUral Iron Workers paid him at
the rate of $300 a "job-"
MYSTERIOUS "BRICE" TRACED
R. J. Quigley of Duluth identified
McManigal as a visitor in a Duluth
hotel in July, 1910, shortly before an
explosion in Superior, Wis. F. W.
Gates said McManigal was the "J. G.
Brlce" who frequently registered in a
hotel In Rochester, Pa., where later
were discovered nitroglycerin in quan
tities hidden in a shed.
The activities of James B. McNa
mara on his return to Indianapolis*
after blowing,up the Dos Angeles Times
building were slab traced in hotel reg
isters. At the suggestion of his broth
er, James B. took the name of "Frank
Sullivan," dropping all the aliases he
had used on the Pacific coast. H. M.
Spinning, a deputy sheriff of Dos An
geles county, identified photographs of
both the McNamaras. This was done,
it was announced to the jury, "because
the McNamaras were detained in San
Quentin prison in CaJlfoicoia and could
not b«
DYNAMITE ORDERS BY WIRE
In presenting great bundles of tele
grams, which were identified by man
agers of telegraph offices from many
parts of the country, but the contents
of which were withheld until later, the
government attorneys announced it
would be shown that arrangements for
the Pacific coast explosions were car
ried on by telegraph, that Olaf A.
Tveitmoe and Eugene A. Clancy, San
Francisco, and J. E. Munsey, known as
"Jack" Bright, Salt Lake City, com
municated about the explosion in tele
grams and that Clancy and Munsey
"worried over the search instituted for
the -dynamiters," sent back and forth
messages concerning the whereabouts
of James B. MeNamara.
STATE SESSION IS
OPENED BY W. C. T. U.
About 400 Attend Sacramento
Convention
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 10.—With ap
proximately 400 delegates present from
all sections of the state the thirty-third
annual state convention of the
Women's Christian Temperance union
opened this evening in the First Bap
tist church.
Commissioner J. A. Fllcher welcomed
the delegates on behalf of the city,
and Rev. Fraser Langford of the Bap
tist church delivered the welcome for
the local churches. Miss Anna E.
Chase responded for the delegates.
Mrs. Sara J. Dorr, state president, will
preside at the sessions, beginning to
morrow morning. The convention will
continue until Tuesday.
At the morning session tomorrow re
ports of state officers and state com
mittees will be presented. Reports of
officers of branch societies' will be read
at the afternoon session. There will
be an hour of music at the evening
session under the direction of Mrs.
Birdie Menges.
Those who will take part are: Mrs.
Margaret Coleman, Miss Helen Houston,
Manteca; Miss Mary CenclruJo, Stock
ton; Miss Frances Wright. Lodi; Miss
Gertrude Renolds, Stockton; Miss Beu
lah Menges, Atlanta; Miss Clara Mea
land, Sacramento: Miss Lois Rumble.
Walter Bartlllne, John David House* of
Stanford university; Miss Grace Wood.
Mayfield; Annabelle Patterson, Tulare.
FARMERS' INSTITUTE AT
NAPA WELL ATTENDED
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
*NAPA. Oct. 10.—The annual session of
the farmers' Institute of Napa county
opened here today with a large attend*
ance. -
In the morning Frank Huff of Napa
gave an address on "Mushroom Cul
ture/ Professor W. T. Clarke spoke on
"Questions of Farmers.**
In the afternoon Prof. A. E. Chandler
gave an extended talk on "Irrigation,"
Miss L. D. Slark spoke on "Farm Sani
tation" and Prof. W. G. Hummell on
'Agriculture in California Schools."
SMALL BOY DROWNED
WHILE IN SWIMMING j
[Special Dispatch to The Ceil]
NAPA.. Oct 10.—Harold Darbo, v
years old. of this city. lost pJs life by
drowning in the Napa river oil Din
woodle street this afternoon. He and
John Delre, aged 11. were in awtm*
ruing together when Darbo was sud
denly, seised with severe cramps-
Toung Delre was able to reach the
bank himself, but was unable to ren
der assistance to the drowning lad* •
■ 'I >i' '"' in i * <-' ■'"■ *•;'. .
lOf THOMAS HI AtTLUII-San Joaa. Oct. 10.
Miss May Thomas, who abet aad killed her
- only brother at the Thomas ranch io Saa
L Benito county a weak ago Saturday, aad who
, wa* acquitted yesterday on a charge of mur
der by a jury-In f-JollUter. was rakeu before a
nfnacy commlssiMi imme<H*Uly after her trial
and committed fo.tbe state hea-pttaJ far tbe at
-1 saae at Agnew. - »
MILES CLINCHES
BIG SLUSH FUND
Files With Senate Committee
Letter to Perkins Proving
Pre-Convention Corruption
Coutlaued From Page t
Archbold had been invited by Roose
velt to the White House and that Arch
bold's Son in law and daughter had
been invited by the colonel to take
lunch with him at Oyster Bay.
The Archbold testimony, including a
complete vindication of Senator Pen
roaaris statement that the $25,000 con
trtbutie-n was for campaign purposes,
anjS tjthe statement that the letter re
eeivdd-'frbm Treasurer Bliss asking for
ibfs-iftOO-,000 Roosevelt contribution had
been burned immediately after the
death of H. H. Rogers was but one of
the features of an Interesting day.
''■ Charles D. Hilles, chairman o£ the
republican national committee, ap
"peared before i the senate committee
and reiterated his charge that no less
than $2,000,000* had been spent by
Roosevelt's friends in the primary cam
palgn and that the harvester influences
were and are backx of the Roosevelt
candidacy. Hilles hot only repeated
his charge, but submitted the evidence
on which he based it. He had made
out his case In a letter written to
George W. Perkins and he read this
letter to the committee.
After calling attention to the fact
that no books were kept by the Roose
velt people. Hilles said in his letter:
Five or six of Roosevelt's wit
nesses have admitted already that
they expended approximately $667.
--©o- This was exclusive of the
money spent in eastern Pennsyl
vania: In Maryland, where a vigor
ous war was waged; in West VI r
ginia, where Mr. Edwards and
others were said to have been
. lavish with money; in Maine, Ver
mont and Connecticut; in Tennesee,
where it was freely reported In the
public press that William J. Oliver,
who did not succeed in getting
Secretary of War Taft to award
him t|ie Panama canal contract,
was making his money and his in
fluence felt; In Indiana; in Illinois,
1 where there was fierce fighting
throughout the state; in Michigan.
Which was'also a real battlefield;
In Missouri, where there was much
activity: in North Dakota, where
Roosevelt appeared in Derson to
engage in hand-to-hand combat
with Senator La Folletre; in Sen
ator Dixon's state of Montana; in
Washington, Oregon, California and
South Dakota; in Texas, where
' Cecil Lyon was reported' to have
used large sums of money; in
Oklahoma, where Mr. Priestly, the
rich oil and gas operator, was a
free giver, and in Louisiana, where
the two contesting delegations
were set up.
In addition to the above ex
penditures, enormous sums were
spent by the Roosevelt management
in fomenting strife and creating
nearly 200 contests in the southern
states, and in transporting the
fictitious claimants to Chicago and
paying their hotel expenses while,
there for three weeks supporting
their pretentions.
Then there was Ohio. I am in
formed by men in that state who
are experienced In matters of po
litical management that what was
done by the Roosevelt managers
there shows an expenditure of not
less than $300,000. One item alone
on which this conclusion is based
may be mentioned for illustration:
Statewide newspaper advertising at
commercial rates indicated a cost
of $50,000.
After citing various other instances,
such as special trains in Massachusetts
and the statement of Timothy Woodruff
of Ne-W York that Bill Fllnn admitted
an expenditure of 1550,000 in Pennsyl
vania. Hilles said:
There was evidence on every hand
of the expenditure of large sums of
money in Roosevelt's behalf and
his pre-cotrvention campaign ex
penses undoubtedly* amounted to
not less than $2,000,000.
Hilles then went on to prove that the
Harvester trust was back of Roosevelt.
Hilles concluded his letter to Perkins
with this significant statement;
There is a fact full of signifi
cance, namely, that the harvester
trust itself is silent as to whether
it has contributed anything.
The testimony of Hilles. including
his reading of the letter to Perkins and
the testimony of Archbold, were clearly
the features of the day.
L. C. Laylln of Columbus, 0., mana
ger of the Taft primary campaign in
Ohio, confirmed the statement of coiv
trlbutions made by Charles P. Tafx.
while A. H. Plank, controller of the
Southern railway, gave the He to Sena,
rbr Dixon's statement that the railway
put up the money for Oscar W. Under
wood's primary campaign.
"The railroads did not contribute a
cent," Plank said.
Archbold held the attention of the
committee from the beginning until the
end testimony.
After he had Identified all the Hearst
letters and had made the statement as
to his love of country, he added:
I would like to say In reference
to the matter that I do not con
sider that there Is a letter of mine
published—stolen though they were
—that Is the subject of just criti
cism." They are such letters as the
representative—as I was—of a large
business Interest would write to
people concerned with the question
of legislation affecting that inter
est. I never made a request of any
man in any position that meant any
infraction of existing laws or the
creation of a new law that meant
special privilege. They were such
letters as I would write again un
der similar circumstances.
L. T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia is
one of the witnesses listed for tomor
row.
Compare Our $475 Player
Piano With Anything Under
$600 Offered Elsewhere
«
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you to hear and appreciate this Player Piano
whether you intend to buy or not.
Sheman
" VO&SZ** *?? OTHER PIANOS and CECILIA* PLATER PIANOS
VICTOR TALKING MACHfXBS. SHEET MUSIC AND MTJSICAL MERCHANDISE,
Kearny And Sutter Streets, San Francisco
fourteenth end Clay StrteU t Oakland
ELECTRIC LINE TO
BUILD A BRIDGE
Large Area of Country
Benefit as the Result of
Through Traffic
Continued From Page 1
also Chipps island. The war depart
ment refused permission in both cases
because the proposed bridges were too
low to accommodate' the water travel.
The Southern Pacific application was
made in 1301 and the Santa Fa two
years later. In passing on the appli
cation the war department stated that
Chipps island was the only logical
place for a bridge.
Jn building a bridge at this point a
vast and comparatively undeveloped
section of the country will be put in
direct communication with the bay cit
ies. This country comprises the most
of Tolo, Solano and Contra Costa coun
ties and other sections still farther
north. The Sacramento Valley rail
road, an electric line which Is building
south, will be a northern feeder and
will connect at Dixon with the Oak
land-Antloch line. At the hearing-'
held here before tho army engineer;?,
representatives from these northern
counties attended on behalf of the rail
way company.
By using a ferry the road will be in
operation between here and Sacra
mento by May 1. The company has a
traffic agreement with the "Key Houte
company and have a direct ferry
connection with San Francisco. Th»
running schedule between Oakland and
Sacramento will be two hours, which
will mean 2 hours and 1." minutes be
tween San Francisco and the capita!.
The present running time of the South
ern Pacific will be cut down by more
than an hour.
"We went before the army engi
neers," said President Arnsteln last
night, "without pressure or influence.
but simply on the emrlts of the proj
ect. It was the psychological moment
and the request was granted."
WHITE SLAVERS MUST
SERVE PRISON TERMS
SEATTLE, Oct. 10.-—The circuit court
of appeals in San Francisco has
affirmed the conviction of Nels Paul
sen and his wife Laura, proprietors of
a dance hall in Burke, Ida., and who
were tried in Seattle for violation of
the white slave law in procuring the
transportation of women from Seattle
to Idaho. The defendants were sen
tenced to 1* months' imprisonment and
in their appeal they attacked tho con
stitutionality of the law under which
they were prosecuted.
Walnut Festival at Concord
A reduced rate, effective October 9
to 12, inclusive, from San Francisco,
Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley, will
enable you to visit the walnut festiv.-l
at Concord and spend an enjoyable day
In the San Ramon valley. Ferry from
foot of Market street connects with
trains at Oakland pier. All trains stop
at Oakland Sixteenth street station.
Bee agents Southern Pacific.—Advt.
To Get the Same Good
Quality of Material
and Workmanship
in Our
MEN'S SUITS
TO ORDER
for less than the Irish Tailors'
price is impossible.
$25 to $50
Our tremendous business, em
ploying three expert cutters and
fifty union tailors in our own
shops has allowed us to scale
down the price to the minimum
and yet give the quality.
New Fall Overcoats
TO ORDER
$30 to $50
Kelleher & Browne
THE IRISH TAILORS
716 Market 33 Geary
Our prices are as low
good tailoring will permit.

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