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VOLUME (XII.—NO. 170.
WAR CLOUDS HANG LOW OVER NATIONS OF EUROPE
German Kaiser Holds Peace of the Old World in His Keeping
IN BIG HETCH
Great Representation From
Bay Cities Present as
Hearing Opens Before
Secretary Fisher in Wash
ington — Nature Lovers
Meet Immediate Setback
by Their Poor Arguments
FAIRNESS IS SHOWN
BY INTERIOR CHIEF
Main Points Center About
Question of Another
Available Water Supply
Near City and Relative
Advantage of Such Site—
Rolph Makes Good Im
pression in His Efforts
fpprlal Di«patch to The Call
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25.—The first
day's hearing before Secretary Fisher
and the army board in regard to San
Francisco's Hetch Hetchy project drew
sn interested crowd. The room was
filled with San Francisco nature lovers.
Spring Valley officials and engineering
The weeston began by SVcretary
Fisher's statement that the main ques
at issue had simmered down to
two—first, is or Is not there another
available water supply for Pan Fran
other than the Hetch Hetchy?
Second, if so, what is the relative
advantage or disadvantage of other]
sites as compared with Hetch Hetchy?
The hearing had hardly begun before
these questions were forgotten and
practical matters involved in the dis
pute gone over.
First Blood for Home
At the end of the day's session it was
the belief of the San Franciscans that
first blood at least had been awarded
to San Francisco.
Secretary Fisher's questions were
fair and then friendly, and at no time
was there any disposition apparent to
prejudice San Francisco's case.
Mayor Ttolph made a decidedly favor
able impres.ion in the colloquy, while
the case of the nature lovers was not
aided by the testimony of Richard Un
derwood Johnson, their spokesman.
Johnson overshot the mark on several
occasions. Once he said, in effect, that
he would see the people of San Fran
cisco forced to condense Pacific ocean
water rather than grant them the
Hetch Hetchy site. .
At another time Secretary Fisher
Bsked Johnson whether he would tear
down a dam at Hetch Hetchy if nature
had already provided one there and
thereby made a lake. Johnson said he
would. This fanatical attitude on
Johnson's part tended to destroy any
real value there may have been to the
Nature Lovers Lose
Doctor Bade of Berkeley, another
- .rurp lover and representative of the
Continued on Pace 2, Column 4
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Amusements » M
Aurlinus ••• J«
Kel.y Carriflxcs J*
Barbertt and Supplies J*
Berkeley Rooms to Let •• ™
Bn«r>l for Children 14
Burliugaiix" Reel IS
Business Clian«-f>s 14
Business (f>ll»>ePs 12
Businpps pprsouals 12
Buttons and Dentins. 12:
Californle Optical Co 1.1
Carfß-t Cleaning J*
Cetarrh and Deaf ness- 12
iblldren'* Cbairs I*J
my Estate W
Cotta** , * * ft l* r • 1:;
Cottages Want»<l 19
ntry Real Estate 9
I)eafn*f>a and Catarrb •1-
T)ng Biid Oet Hospitals 12
Poll Carriages 13
Drewi MutiDc 1~
Elfptra-Vlta to H
Emplwnn»nt Offip<>« 12
Kmplnyinent Wanted 12,
EraplormeoT Wantrd >Male> 121
Female Help Wanted 12 '
Files Rerut 1". i
FJoanrlal IT. 14
Flats for Sale 13!
F)a«6 to I.ft 18]
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Fnjit*ale Be«l Rotate l»,j
FurnifclMHl Apartinente *... 14'
Furniture for Sale T-\
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Hair Ooodii I2j
Hastlnss Clothing II
Hay for Sal** 1-
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BY LOFTY BLAZE
Petty Fire on Forty-seventh Floor
Gives Crowd Sore Feeling
Under Collar Button
Speelnl Dispatch to The Call
NEW YOKK, Nov. CC>.—Here is a
lox of life In New York. A tea
! kettle boiled over on the forty-sevonth
1 door of the tmver of the Woolworth
building:. C?r>f> feet In the air, and tied
up traffic in Broadway and Park row
for nearly an hour.
Koofprs were at wprk on the Wool
worth tower. The car caught fire
soon after '.', o'rlock and the roofers
let it burn. Great clouds of biark
smoke rolled from the open windows
and were whipped out across the sky
by the high wind.
Of course it wasn't long before the
smoke clouds were seen by persons in
Broadway and Park row. In a few
minutes thousands were gazing aloft.
It appeared as thougfh the entire tower
must be afire. The damage was
NEW CONGRESS WILL
CONSIDER INCOME TAX
Special SMMnn Obliged to T ndf rtuk*
Important Change* in Country**
Special Wspatcb to The Call
WASHINGTON', Nov. 23.—That the
most important changes ever made in
the economic policy of the United
States will have to be undertaken at
the special session of congress to be
called immediately after the inaugu
ration of President Wilson was dis
covered today, when democratic leaders
coming from the states that have rati
fied the income tax amendment found
that only two more state legislatures
remained to give their approval.
Because of the discovery that the in
come tax amendment virtually has
come to a focus, the democratic leaders
feel the special session will Have to (
be devoted to a general
of the economic policy of the govern
SAILOR FALLS FROM
MAINMAST TO DECK
Sbip'M Captain Makes Race Agalnet
Death for Port, but Victim Suc
cumb* la an Hoar
Julius Fisher, seaman on the steam
schooner Thomas jL. Wand, lost his
life yesterday afternoon by falling to
the deck from the top of the mainmast.
The accident occurred at sea.
Captain J. Peterson crowded on full
steam in an attempt to make San Fran
cisco in order to save the seaman's
life, but Fisher died an hour after the
B. Swaneon, winch tender, was clean
ing the deck engine at the time and J
Fisher's body fell within a few feet
of him. Fisher was 30 years of age,
a native of Denmark and his home port
was San Francisco.
THREE DIE, 4 HURT IN
WRECK AND EXPLOSION
l.uKuluK Train Crawhr* Through
Treat Ie find 700 Founds of Giant
Powder Goen Off
MARSHFIELD, Ore., Nov. 25.—Three
were killed and four Injured, three i
probably fatally, when a logging train
on the Seeley and Anderson railway
crashed through a 70 foot treetle over
Ferry creek, six miles from Bandon,
today. Adding to the horror 700 pounds
of giant powder, which was on the
train, was exploded, shattering the
wreckage into splinter?. It is be
lieved that the bridge, which was an
old one, had become weakened by re
cent rains". ,
insert* Exterminated 12
Invalid Chair* 12
InTefctments "'" 14
I>gal aDd Official 14 I
Lodging Hotweg for Sale 14 j
Lofts Warned is i
Ivost and Found
Lumber for Sale .'.'.'.'!"'
Male Help Wanted .....\........ 12
Meetings— Ixidp«*s .'.'..'...".! "." 12
Miscellaneous Wants '....'...'. ]2
Mission Specials 1$
Mowy to !>>an ~ * j 4
Money to I-oan- -Real Estate. ..'.'..'.'..'. 14
Money Wanted 14
Mutual Instrument* '..'...'.'.'.'.. 12
Nathan-Dobrmann Co 7
Notary Publio \\ r>
Oakland Houses to I*t (Unfurnishedi
Oakland Rt>»! Estate
Office and Stores to Let *;]■ V
Pacific State* Telephone Company'"
Partners Wanted...; , 14
Patent Attorneys ....'.'.' -p
Pension* .'."."" 10
Personals , . ' , 5
Physical Culture j«
Physician* '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 12
Poultry and Lire Stof-k .. i<>
Railroad Time Tahlr-s .] J*
Real Entsn> to Exrtianjfp .........
Redwood City Ren] Estate . • '
Richmond Heal Estate ■•........ >*
Rooms and Hoard Offered '.'.'.'.'.'. " 14
Rnonm for .'..,.'' "14
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Salfsmoii and Solicitor* ....
San Msteo Roa! Estate
Sanfa Cru* Rpal Etitato '.'.'.'"
Sewing ilarliinps ' T>
Sloane & <v> '.'.'.'.'..'.'.'. \ " xi
Soiitherii PecfflO Company ' 9
Sotnothlnir for Something—To Kx/han-re. 1"' 13'
Sou«ina Comity Lands " "13
Spiritualism ....'....." 1* i
Stammerliiß ■ !•>
Ktaiidard Oil '.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.','.'.'. 2!
Storage and \fovinp Vans ,\[
Tait & Zinkurxt , \Z
ThanliKgiviHir Si>o«inis !!!!![" lf>
Truetied [ 12
;ind Supplies 121
Wl'Hiow Nbrujps 1-> '
Wood BaHli.-ts '.'..'..'., 13
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1912.—PAGES 1 TO 10.
King Ferdinand ari motor car following his victorious army. Wome nof harem with faces uncovered for fin} time in Turkish history pre
paring bandages for wounded. Archduke and Raiser whom he has just visited.
ENVOYS TO PICK
FAIR SITE HERE
"Just Let It Be Known That
New York Is With You/ ,
Says Norman Mack,
Hours late on a train that upset
every calculation of an ambitious re
ception committee, the exposition
commission from the Empire state of
New York, arrived in San Francisco
at 2 o'clock this mowing—tired, but
expressing the ho,.e of picking the
biggest site for the biggest state
building to be erected on the grounds
of the Panama-Pacinc international
"We hear you are doing great things
in San Francisco," said Norman E.
Mack, chairman of the commission, as
he stepped off the ferry. "Just let it
be known that New York i.« with you,"
Each Carries Badge
This, the New York delegation, has
come to town each with a "P. P. I. E."
badge the size of a half dollar and
each a confirmed booster for California
and the fair in 191,5.
Just as New York, with her ."9 con
gressmen and senators, helped Cali
fornia two years ago in the fight for
national recognition, so will San Fran
cisco return the favor by entertaining
the Empire state men during the next
"We did everything we could for you
people to get the fair," said Mack. "We
were for you to a man, and when you
got it, we continued to be your friends.
Appropriates Big Sum
"The last legislature appropriated
$100,000 to defray the expense of New
York's participation, which is more
than was spent, either at Chicago or
St. Louis —the two greatest exposi
tions the world has ever known.
"But there is a reason for an ex
traordinary expenditure here. At St.
Louis and Chicago and Jamestown, we
celebrated sentimental things; in San
Francisco we are celebrating a colos
sal commercial achievement.
"Whatever is necessary to secure the
proper participation of New York in
the Panama-Pacinc exposition we will
do. Every state in the union should
feel the same interest in the fair,
"We are going to try to get as much
ground as we can and then we will
put up the best building that money
can buy. It will be sufficient to ac
commodate and entertain not alone
New York, but all the world, and the
exhibits will be as fine as those of
any state in the union, or of any for
The commission is composed of Nor
man K. Mack, ehairn.an: Eianlel L.
Ryan, John R Yale, William Leary,
Arthur A. McLean, Joseph B. Mayer,
John D. Coffin, James A. Foley, Thomas
H. CuHcn, James J. Frawley, George
B. Cobb, John F. Murtaugh, Alfred E.
Smith. Daniel F. Frisbie and Frank L.
It is expected that the New Yorkers
will remain in this city until December
1. and before the end of the week, in
all probability, they will dedicate the
site. . J
UP; 18 ARE HURT
Several May Not Survive In
juries in $245,000 Goth
NEW YORK, Xov. 25.—Brooklyn's
East river water front was the scene
late today of the most serious explo
sion and fire that section has seen for
Eighteen men were removed to hos
pitals suffering; burns and injuries,
from which many may die. The area
of three blocks was swept. The prop
erty loss is estimated at $245,000.
The fire started with a series of ex
plosions of chemicals on the ground
floor of the five story building" of the
Union Sulphur company in the Wll
liamsburg section. Of 70 workmen a
dozen on the main floor were hurled in
every direction, suffering terrible burns
and other injuries. Four other explo
sions followed and the building soon
was enveloped in the blue flames of
Workers who had escaped from other
floors fought their way through the
sulphur fumes to the rescue of com
rades and were themselves overcome-
The flames swept down a large hay
and grain warehouse and licked so
close to the plants of the Brooklyn Gas
company and the Pratt and Standard
Oil companies that a series of terrible
explosions was feared.
The heat blistered the gas and . oil
tanks, but they escaped destruction.
Witnesses attempted to describe the
scene tonigh# They said they saw men
fleeing: from the burning building with
their garments afire. Many were so
badly burned that the flesh dropped
from their bodies. It is said not a man
in the building escaped Injury.
PIONEER WOMAN IS DEAD
Mr«. R*bw«i Ambrwee Flret of Her
Sex li| Virginia VHy
CARSON CITY. New; Nov. 25.—Mrs.
Rebecca Ambrose, the first white
woman to settle in Virginia City, died
at her home in Empire, Nev., today.
She was iO years old and had lived In
this section 65 years. Mrs* Ambrose
was widely known among Nevada pio
neers and she and her husband played,
a. prominent part in early day history.
"All the News All the Time"
BLACK DRIVEN BY
STUFFED CLUB IS
CHARGED IN SUIT
Startling Allegations Made
Against San Franciscans
in Connection With
Palo Alto Wreck
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN JOSE. Nov. 25.—Charges that
three prominent business and pro
fessional men of San Francisco, for
merly associated with Slate Senator
Marshall Black in some financial ven
tures, knew of a portion of his irrregu
larities as early as last May and took
advantage of such knowledge to save
themselves from loss by forcing him
to put through other irregular trans
actions, are contained in a suit filed in
the supertor court here today.
The Palo Alto Mutual Building and
Loan association, the institution
wrecked by Black's criminal trans
actions, is the plaintiff in the suit,
which seeks to have set aside a certain
' release and reconveyance of real prop
erty in Palo Alto. The defendants
against whom the brunt of the charges
are directed are, George F. Hatton. J.
A. Dowling and W. F. Hanrahan, who
up to May of the "present year were
directors off the Cressey Colony com
pany, a Black concern.
Former Political Power
Hatton is the well known Southern
Pacific attorney, who was for many
years a political power in California.
Dowling and Hanrahan are the president,
and secretary, respectively, of the Fed
eral Construction company, with offices
In San Francisco.
The complaint sets foVth that prior to
May the affairs of the Creseey Colony
company were in a mixed and disor
dered condition owing to Black's irreg
ular and unbusinesslike methods. These
irregularities are said to have included
the unlawful retention by Black of
money and commissions he had collect
ed for the company, the drafting of a
fraudulent certificate purporting to
show that Black had been authorized, by
the board of directors to obligate the
company in a large sum to a purchaser
of some, of its lands, and the making by
Black of gross misrepresentations to
Known to* Directors
It is charged, that Hatton, Dowling
and Hanrahan. as director* of the com
pany, knew of these irregularities and
were aware that a purchaser to whom
alleged representations bad been made
was threatening to expose the financial
condition of the company and to bring
the matter to the attention of the
United States district attor ftey at San
. Contlsued od Pace 2, Colama 8
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MANY KILLED AS
IN $100,000 FIRE
Twelve Known Dead in
Great Blast; Body of One
Victim Hurled Into
WAUKEGAN. 111., Nov. 25.—An ex
plosion which wrecked the dry starch
house of the Corn Products company's
plant this afternoon killed 12 work
men, injured 27 others, several of whom
will die, and caused $100,000 property
Uncertainty as to the number of
dead was caused by inability of fire
men- to search the ruins.
Charles Ebert, the superintendent,
said: "Only 30 men had business in the
starch house at the time of the ex
plosion. Twenty-seven of these are at
the Jane McAllister hospital and three
bodies or portions of bodies have been
recovered. That checks the list, and I
think this will be found absolutely cor
Ebert admits that it is possible ad
ditional workmen not employed in the
starch house might have been caught
in the explosion.
Nearly all the victims were Polish.
Lithaunian or Austrian, and they were
on the payroll only by numbers, which
further increased the difficulty of ar
riving at a correct death list.
The explosion tore the two story
frame top from the five story building
and scattered fragments 50 yards in
all directions. The body of one man
killed was blown across the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad right of way.to
the hillside in Oakwood cemetery. All
of the injured were coated with starch.
Although the fire appeared under
control tonight, the firemen said they
expected it would continue to burn to
morrow, with the probability that new
explosions would start it afresh.
Martin Slater of Peoria. 111., assistant
superintendent of the plant, was among
those seriously injured. Slater was
being trained to take charge of the
Corn Products company's new plant
in Pekin. 111.
PRISONER IN APPLE CAR
Nearly a Barrel or Fruit, Eaten by
Man Who Stole Hide
SIOUX " CITY, la., Nov. 25.—Andrew
Gorchitz of Newburgh, ft. V., after be
ing a prisoner 13 days in a car of
apples, into which he had crawled at
Newburgh, was released when the car
was opened here today. Ilia feet were
frozen and may have to be amputated
!He had eaten nearly a barrel of apples.
He has a wife and five children in
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Fully Seven Million Fight
ing Men, Representing the
Powers, Are Ready to
Take Field in Event Em
peror Franz Josef and
King Peter Become Em
broiled Over Sovereignty
in Adriatic Waters—yi
enna Counts on Berlin
RULER OF TEUTONS
HAS THE LAST SAY
Strife Between Allies and
Turkey Practically Is at
Standstill and the Olive
Branch Seems to Be
Growing Greener in This
Quarter as Negotiations
Between Belligerents Pro
gress—Dependent on Con
cessions League Makes
Developments of a Day
In Turko-Balkan War
European poTtrre mobollse about
5,000,000 men In readlaeva for
rupture between Servla and
Emperor of Germany hold* peace
of old world In hie keeping.
Peace envoys representing Tur
key and Balkan league meet,
bat little Is accomplished.
Truce will last 48 bours.
Movement of Troops* Continues
In both Rim*!a and Austria.
LONDON, Nov. 25.—The "dogs of
war" are straining on the leash. Each
of the great powers either is on a full
war footing or is placing itself in the
position as quickly as it can.
Six or seven million fighting men
either are ready or are being placed
in readiness to take the field when
the order is given, if it shall be.
There are some signs that the ten
sion is lessening, and it is possible
that the forces which are making for
peace may be able vet to prevent n
clash which would compare to other
wars as a mountain feud to the battle
Few Hope for Peace
There are few, however, in respon
sible places - , who are familiar with the
situation, who are hopeful of peace.
News came today from Belgrade which
at first glance made It appear that
Servia was weakening.
$t was to the effect that the little
mountain kingdom would be willing to
withdraw its demands for autonomy
for Albania providing it were given
an Adriatic port and free access to it.
The apparent concession is seafrult
so far as Austria is concerned. As it
appears here, Austria does not cars
"tuppence" about a free Albania. Her
efforts are to prevent Servia gaining
access to the Adriatic. The free Al
bania cry merely is to secure the pub
lic opinion of the world to Its side.
Austria Wants Adriatic
It is to prevent the loss of all chance
of having an eastern shore line in the
Adriatic that Austria is massing its
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