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Ask Court for Order Reducing
Roosevelt Plurality by
Action Is Brought by Stephen
J. Sill, Bourbon Candi
date for Elector
The mystery enveloping the Califor
nia electoral vote was deepened yester
day by a cult commenced in the district
court of appeal to restrain the Alameda
board of supervisors from returning
the vote of that county as canvassed.
The action was brought by Stephen
J. Sill, a democratic candidate for
elector, who set up several allegations
of irregularities which, if established,
may reduce the Roosevelt plurality in
Alameda county by approximately 250
votes. The court issued a temporary
writ, returnable Friday morning.
Sill asks that the Alameda super
visors be restrained from returning the
vote of precinct 77, Oakland, because
the envelope containing the returns
was not sealed by the election officers.
He also asks the court to direct that
the Roosevelt electors be credited with
not more than 80. votes in precinct 64,
Oakland. He charges that the tally
sheet for the precinct showed only 80
vote for Wallace, while the totals
sheet shows 180 for the progressive
candidate and 184 votes each for his
associates, as against 84 for each on
the tally sheet. The returns from two
other precincts are also attacked by
ARE TOO VAGUE
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 18.—The demo
cratic contestants won first honors in
the legaL controversy over the presiden
tial vote in Los Angeles county today
when the district court of appeal over
ruled the board of supervisors' demur
rer to its jurisdiction.
At the same time the court held that
the petition of the democrats for a writ
of mandamus attacking the official re
turns in 35 county precincts was insuf
ficient and required the petitioners to
amend their application by substituting
for general charges of fraud, specific in
stances of irregularities in each of the
The contest will be resumed Wednes
day with arguments on the amended pe
tition and the answer of Assistant Dis
trict Attorney W. J. Ford, acting for the
supervisors, which will be filed tomor
FISHER FOR HOME
RULE OF UTILITIES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—A conserva
tion conference between federal, state
and private interests concerning the
regulation of water power rights in
California was held today at the inte
There was general interchange of
views'looking to formal promulgation
of interior department regulations gov
erning water power development on
_ federal lands in California. The con
* ference will continue tomorrefcv.
Secretary Fisher vigorously pointed
out to representatives of the California
railway and water commissions, power
corporations and others that he believed
the idea of an arbitrary percentage
limit on returns of any corporation was
fundamentally wrong, because it did
not encourage efficiency in manage
ment. He said he favored local control
of utilities, and thought power rights
should be conferred by revocable fed
eral permits based on agreement of
corporations to conform to the "rea-
Bonable regulations" of the law.
Terrey Crosby of Warrenton, Va.,
president of utility corporations in
Wilmington, Del., Chester, Pa., and
Trenton, N. J., was the principal
speaker for the power companies. He
opposed leaving to state commissions
the right to determine the question of
reasonableness of rates, and contended
that when a state had regulated its
corporations there was virtually noth
ing for the secretary of the interior
to do about it. He attacked the com
petency of state commissions to go
Into the question of fiscal operations of
Members of the California railway
and water commissions defended the
commission form of control, baying
corporations really wanted to weaken
the arm of the state regulating power.
GREAT ESTATE IS
LEFT BY PULITZER
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—Joseph Pu
litzer, late proprietor of the New York
World, who came to America prac
tically penniless and at the close of
the civil war, in which he served as a
union soldier, was still in reduced cir
cumstances, left a gross estate, taxable
in New York state, of $18,200,000.
K. Halsey Malone, representing , the
estate, will make public copies of the
official appraisal of Mr. Pulitzer's
estate under the New York state in
heritance tax laws on Wednesday.
Pulitzer left more than |1,500,000 in
public bequests, which are .exempt
from taxation. He gave |1,000,000 to
Columbia university to supplement
$1,000,0t>0 given in his lifetime for a
school of journalism, and $250,000 to
the same university for scholarships.
MAN WITH MESSAGE
FROM GAYNOR JAILED
A man giving the name of John N.
Gardner, 38 years old, who hae been
stopping at the Palace hotel for two
days, was arrested early this morning
on a charge of passing a worthless
check for $560 on a Denver hotel. He
had on him a purported letter of Intro
duction from Mayor Gaynor of New
York to Los Angeles business men. He
is said to be the secretary of a Den\er
automobile firm, and said his wife was
etaying at the Alexandria hotel In Los
BY MARCONI WIRELESS
SAX FRANCISCO. Xot. IS.
STEAMER LANSING—B i>. m., 1-000 miles from
I'att San Luis.
STEAMER OLEUM—B p. m., 191 miles north of
STEAMEK ENTERPRISE—B p. m.. 382 mile*
STEAMER MONGOLIA—S n. m., 215 miles from
STEAMER W. S. PORTER—S p. m., 185 miles
Dorth of San Frai
STEAMER WASHTENAW—B p. m., 553 mllee
oortli of Bati Francisco.
STEAMER ASUNCION—S p. :n.. off Point Arena.
STEAMER <JEO. W. FENWICK—B p. m., 60
miles north of Cape Mendoclno.
STEAMER WHITTIER-β p. o>.. 20 mile* north
of Point Sur.
BTEAMER CATANIA—B p. m., off Pedras Blan-
STEAMER YALE— Q.ii p. m.. passed Pigeon
Junior Day Plays Perfected
Talented Coeds Will Appear
Delia Gamma sorority girls Teho will have leading roles in the junior day
theatrical productions at the state university.
"Engaged ,, and "A Full House ,, Are Featured
For Elaborate Presentation
BERKELEY, Nov. 18.—Five members
of the exclusive Delta Gamma sorority
of the University of California will
have prominent roles in the produc
tions junior day of Miss Clotilda Grun
eky'e farce, "Engaged," and a curtain
raiser, "A Full Hoase," by H. L, Mc-
Laren and K. T. Perkiirs.
Miss Mildred Dodge" will play in the
curtain raiser as Myrtle, a fresh
man sorority girl. Also in the curtain
raiser will be Miss Hazel TieUen as
Clara, a sorority girl. _^
Message of Envoys Reiterated
at Commercial Club
Closer commercial relations between
the United States and Brazil was the
theme of the speakers at a luncheon
over which Captain Robert Dollar pre
sided at the. Commercial club yesterday
in honor of the members of the Brazil
ian trade commission now visiting this
The principal address was made by
Count Candido Mendez de Almeida,
chairman of the commission, who out
lined the great development of trade
between the two countries, especially
from the Pacific coast, which will fol
low the opening of the Panama canal,
and impressed hie hosts with the im
portance of preparing in advance for
the new markets that will be opened
for California products. He dwelt upon
the desirability of establishing direct
steamer service between San Francisco
and Rio de Janeiro, and of the forma
tion of a league to study commercial
and social conditions in both countries
with a view of developing mutually ad
vantageous trade relations.
The count was followed by Dr. Eu
genio Dahne, commissioner general of
the Brazilian department of agricul
ture. Industry and commerce, who em
phasized the necessity for a better ac
quaintance between the commercial in
terests of the two countries previous to
the greatly increased exchange of com
modities that will follow the opening
of the canal. Dcfctor Dahne, who al
ready has paid San Francisco several
visits, will remain here for several
months and will furnish information
concerning his country's commercial
conditions to those who desire it.
On behalf of the Chamber of Com
merce, of the foreign trade committee,
of which he ts chairman, Captain Dol
lar assured the Brazilian delegates that
the chamber would co-operate in every
way possible in the efforts to draw
tighter the commercial and social bonds
between the two countries.
Other members of the luncheon party
were: Candido Mendez Jr., son of
Count Mendez; Dr. Jay me de Argello
Jr., a widely known Brazilian journal
ist; Dr. Mario Baptlsta Nunes, secre
tary to Count Mendez, and professoc
in the University of Rio de Janeiro;
Dillwyn M. Hazlett, official lecturer for
the Brazilian department of agricul
ture, commerce and industry, and Uie
following members of the foreign trade
committee of the chamber, James Otis,
A. H. McAllister, T. C. Friedlander, C.
W. Burks, C. G. Cambron, G. <H. Car
ter, E. T. Ford, C. H. Bentley and
LAST WORD SAID FOR
AND AGAINST GUNMEN
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—The last word
for and against the four gunmen on
trial for the murder of the gambler
Herman Rosenthal, was said today
when counsel made their appeals to
the jury for conviction and acquittal.
Tomorrow their fate will be deliv
ered Into the hands of the Jury.
The four defendants, "Gyp the
Blood." "Lefty Louie," Frank Cirofico
and "Wnitey" Lewis, heard themselves
characterised by District Attorney
Moss as "the hands which held the
instruments of death —the hands of the
body of which Rose, Webber and Val
lon were the brains and Lieutenant
Charles Becker the will."
By their attorney, Charles C. F.
Wahle, the defendants were pictured
as men who had been, criminals, but
who were innocent of thie crime—the
victims of the testimony of "the men
who really killed Rosenthal, Rose,
Webber, Vallon and Scheppe."
FRIEND OF PREMIER'S
SLAYER IS ARRESTED
CEBERE. France, Nov. 18.—The
Spanish police have arrested Villar de
Huergo in the province of Asturias, a
man who may have some connection
with Manuel Pardinae. the assassin of
the Spanish premier, Canalejas.
The man is known as Rafael Fer
nandez, and has in his possession let
ters from Pardinas and anarchist pam
phlets. He explained that he became
acquainted with Pardinas aboard the
steamer La Champagne while returning
The Spanish police are searching for
a notorious anarchist who left the
south of France a few d&vs ago for
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1912.
In the farce, Miss Maryly Krusi will
have the leading role, Ruth, a junior.
Miss Evelyn Reynolds will play Mrs.
Henrietta Specks, a landlady, and Mise
Hazel Hope will be Miss Stake, the vil
The roles were all assigned after a
competition of juniors, and the fact
that five Delta Gamma* girls should
have made the cast Is being commented
on at the campus as unusual in college
Miss Vivian O'Brien, Who Dares
Trip With Francis, Tells of
At an'average altitude of 2,000 feet,
Aviator Roy Francis with Miss Vivian
O'Brien as a passenger, flew from the
Alameda aviation field across the bay
to the beach near the Cliff house late
yesterday afternoon in his triple pro
peller biplane. The flight was one of
the most spectacular ever witnessed in
the vicinity of San Francisco, and Miss
O'Brien, who is understudy to the lead,
ing- woman in "A Butterfly on the
Wheel," is the first woman to ride in
the clouds above the Golden gate-
The aviator and his companion left
the Alameda field at 4:30 p. m., the late
start being due to engine troubles. He
rose rapidly to a dizzy height, turned
his machine toward the bay and at 60
miles an hour he hummed toward the
Ocean beach. The Presidio was encir
cled several times to the intense delight
of several hundred officers and men.
As darkness had set in shortly after
Francis lighted at the beach, he decid
ed not to fly back to his starting point,
as was planned. The machine was left
jat the Golden gate life saving station
and the daring couple returned, home in
a motor car. Today Francis will fly
back to Alameda alone.
With rippling laughter Miss O'Brien
stepped from the huge machine, re
curled a couple of dew laden feathers
in her modish hat and gazed at the
clouds, from which she had just de
scended in a perfectly unconcerned
manner. Her attitude was that of a
girl who had just won a game of ping
pong, instead of having defied death
2,000 feet from terra firma.
"How did you enjoy the trip?" was
the first question asked by. & dozen
"oh, it was the most delightful ex
perience I have ever known, and I am
just dying to take another flight.
"No, I was not frightened, but I will
admit that when we got*up, oh, ever
so many feet, it seemed a horrid long
way to the ground and the blue water.
I clutched Mr. Francis as tight as he
would let me, and once I thought I
was about to fall. I just shut my eyes
tight and tried to imagine I was on
the stage and everybody was applaud
ing me as a butterfly on the wind, in
stead of a 'Butterfly on the Wheel.'
"It was lots of fun—but slightly nau
seating—when we ducked in a cloud
and the world was shut from our view.
I could talk all day about the different
sensations I experienced, because, you
see, I am slightly nervous and feel like
getting some of this out of my system.
"You can tell all the girls for me
that aeroplaning is lots more fun than
'joy riding' and that I am sure avi
ators would make good husbands—they
are so brave."
AIMEE CROCKER GOURAUD
SUED FOg ALIENATION
W. M. Russell Says Mother in
Law Won His Wife
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—Mrs. Almee
Crocker Gouraud is to appear In a new
role soon—that of defendant in a suit
for alienation of affections.
Walter Morgan Russell, who married
Mrs. Gouraud's daughter, Gladys, a
couple of years ago, has begun action
for the alienation of his wife's affec
tions. He asks $50,000. Only the sum
mons in the suit was filed today.
Announcement of a suit for aliena
tion caus?d little surprise.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—John J. Carty
of New York hae been created a mem
ber of the Order of the Sacred Treas
ure by the emperor of Japan. Carty
also wears the decoration of the Order
of the Rising Sun, conferred by th* late
emperor after the close of the war
between Japan and Russia. Carty Iβ
chief engineer of the American Tele
phone and Telegraph company and hie
methods of telephone engineering were
those adopted by the Japanese govern
PICKPOCKET GETS $lfr-OakUnd, Not. 18.—
L. G. Larson, 1213 Francisco etreet, Berkeley,
was rplievo.l last night of a purse containing
$10 b? a pickpocket on a San Pabio aveuue
car. The saloon of Morris & MeCabe. Etsrhtj
fourth avenin- and East Fourteenth street, wii
entered by burglars, who cut out a panel in a
rear door and secured money, cigars and
whisky valued at $10. |
IN HOTEL FIRE
Actress With Babe in Arms
Leaps to Pavement From.
Continued From Page 1
tor of St. George hotel, arm broken in
jumping to net.
Alice L,eeaer, 10 yeare old, daughter of
Jefferson Oeburne, moving picture
actor, burned about face and. hands.
Mr. and Mr*. R. E. Hanna, roller skat,
ers, both have sprained backs.
Started on Second Floor
The fire originated on the second floor
of the hotel and swept up through the
elevator shafts. It had gained great
headway before it was discovered.
When the fire alarm was sounded in the
hotel the gueste rushed into the halls
in their night clothes but were forced
back by the volumes of smoke.
Many then rushed to the windows and
cried frantically to thoee gathering in
the streets below for help. The flames
swept upward to the third and fourth
stories and the cries of those trapped
in the burning building was lost in the
cracking of the flames.
Cries Heard Below
Those on the fifth and sixth floors
could not be seen by the firemen but
their cries could be heard.
Suddenly from out of the smoky
blackness a body fell crashing to the
pavement. It was that of Mrs. Char
lotte Harrington, the vaudeville actress
who had an apartment on the sixth
floor. Those on the opposite side of
the street saw the woman with a baby
in her arms poise on the wondow sill
for a fraction of a second and then
make her daring jump to the out
stretched fire net six etories below.
Several called to her to wait until
the ladders were put up, and their
voices either died in the turmoil or
fell on deaf ears.
Mrs. Harfington missed the net by
three feet, but her 18 months old baby
girl, which she carried in her arms,
fell into the net and was saved.
Other guests jumped, but were more
fortunate than Mrs. Harrington. Ray
Harrah, a performer, and his wife
also jumped to the net from the sixth
floor. Both were badly injured.
The loss to the building is esti
mated at $25,000.
There were also a number of heroic
rescues by the firemen, one of whom,
T. Gerrard, the first to enter the upper
floors by means of an extension lad
der, narrowly escaped death by in
haling smoke. *He was unconscious
for some time, but recovered and re
A woman whose name was said to be
Mrs. Ella Moran jumped from a sixth
The man who lost his life was iden
tified later as Joseph Martin, a Los
Angeles jewelry salesman.
Julius Malone, colored, the engineer
at the hotel, was so badly burned thm
there Is no hope for his recovery.
The fire did comparatively little
damage except to the upper floors.
Couple Leap From Window
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bock, whose ad
dress was given as 605 Jones street,
Oakland, jumped from a sixth etory
window. Mrs. Bock immediately got
td her feet and staggered a short dis
tance from the place. It wae not until
she was taken to the receiving hos
pital that it was learned that her back
had been broken.
An unidentified baby girl thrown
from a third story window was caught
by policemen, apparently only slightly |
injured, but died from shock.
An 18 y«ar old elevator boy made four
trips from the fourth floor while the
elevator shaft was seething flames. He
fell to the floor blinded and dazed and
with every scrap of clothing ablaze,
crawled on hands and knees to the door,
whero he was placed in an ambulance.
His condition is critical.
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Dismissal of Clerk Mosier Brings
to Surface Charges Against
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18.—The report
which the board of control filed with
the state board of prison directors and
upon which the dismissal of Clerk J.
E. Mosier of Folsom prison followed,
also contained evidence of petty graft
J involving former Warden W. H. Reilly
of that Institution, according to the
statement of President John F. Neylan
of the board of control.
According to Neylan there is a check
for |261 in the hands of the state
treasurer made out by Reilly to Gover
nor Johnson as trustee of the state
prison to cover petty crimes, among
them that of selling butter produced
at the Folsom state farm to the state.
These facts were brought to light, says
Neylan, by an accountant who spent
six weeks over the Foleom books and
who made a vain effort to account for
much of the produce made off the
state farm. The products of the farm
for 11 months alone amounted to $8,039,
but little or no record was kept of
HEIIXY GETS THE CREAM
"The board of control had Warden
Reilly before it last August, following
disclosures which an accountant made
at the prison, and we now have his
check for $261 reimbursing the state
for three items which he wrongfully
collected," said Neylan tonight.
"One of these was $139.09 for
butter. Reilly's salary was $5,000 a
year and besides that he was allowed
$55 a month for the board of directors.
We found that he had all the cream
from the. farm delivered at his place,
and that which was not used by him
was made into butter. This butter he
then sold to the state. In other words,
he was selling the state its own but
"There were hundreds of dollars of
produce from the farm that could not
be traced because no record was kept
of it. The records, for instance, showed
that in one month Reilly received 368
dozen eggs. What he did with them
the accountant could not discover. In
another month he received 260 dozen
eggs, and again the records fail to
tell us where they went. We were un
able to find out, Reilly declaring that
he did not know. In 11 months alone
Reilly is credited with receiving 1,720
OTHER SHADY TRANSACTIONS
"We were able actually to show that
ReJUy had collected $261 from the state
that he was not entitled to, and we de
manded that he return this. Of this
sum $30.80 was for expressage that had
been paid once by the state.
"The report which the prison board
has is a copy of the one which we have
filed with the governor. It was made
to the governor, and not to the prison
"We found also a similar situation in
the shipment of meat from Sacramento
by Swanston & Son as occurred at the
Napa State hospital investigation.
"Mosier's case is but one angle of
the investigation. When called before
the board of control he confessed his
part and made out a check for $53.39
in the name of Governor Johnson, as
trustee of the prisoners' fund in Fol
som, to cover his mulcting."
There la only one Independent
newspaper In San Francisco—Th*
AGED KAN DIES SUDDENLY—PetaInma, N«r.
18.—Harry T. Brandt, a resident of Cotatl
district, near Petaluma, died enddonly at hie
home today. He was a native of Germany
and was born in 1526. He had made bis home
in Sonoma county for many years.
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PUJO KEEPS EYE
ON MONEY TRUST
, WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—There will
be legislation during the approaching
short session of congress , as » result
of the money trust Investigation of
the house, if Representative Pujo,
chairman of the investigation commit
tee, can have his way about it. Pujo
announced today that he had called a
meeting of the committee for Wednes
This session is to be merely pre
liminary, however, and probably It will
be confined to fixing & date for the re
sumption of the oral hearings, which
were begun toon after the adjourn
ment of congress.
Pujo said he was hopeful the com
mittee would be able to conclude its
Investigation not later than December
20. His desire is that the report should
be ready to present to congress by
January 20. 'in order," he said, "that
congress may take such action In the
way 'of remedial legislation to correct
existing abuses of evils In the carry-
Ing on of the business of clearing
houses, stock exchanges and national
banking associations as may be war
ranted by the fact."
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The contents of a Japanese Jewel box
were stolen late Sunday ni«ht from the
home of Mrs. A. J. Cartwricnt, 4637
California street, by a burglar. Th*
articles are worth $250, but most of the
stolen Jewelry consisted of heirlooms
and was prized highly by the njembera
of the family.
J. P. Nolan, 279 Shipley street, was
held up early yesterday morning by
three men at Sixth and Minna streets
and robbed of $3.
Herbert Hondsman, California Trans
portation company, was knocked down
and robbed of |3 by two men In Paclflo
Bart Crowley. 180 Hancock street.
was held up at Cumberland and Dolores
streets early yesterday by two men
while he was going: home and robbed
of a watch and f1.50.
Burglars broke into the home of T. O.
Mochike, 855 Stockton street, and stole
articles worth $100.
The home of Mrs. P. C McCafffirny.
291 San Carlos avenue, was entered by
burglars and a watch and $5 taken.
Pickpockets stole a gold mesh purse
from Mrs. M. McCauly. 2240 McAllister
street, yesterday on a street car.