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CITY MUST BUY
Secretary Will Not Permit
Hetch Hetchy to Be
Used as a Club on
FOR THE COMPANY
If Firm Is Not Fair in Deal
It Will Be Disregarded
in Final Decision
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON. Dec. ..—Following a
conference today with members of the
California delegation who are still here
on behalf of the Hetch Hetchy permit.
Secretary of the Interior Fisher an
nounced that he believed the acquisi
tion of the Spring Valley Water com
pany system should be a condition of
the Hetch Hetchy permit.
Former Mayor Phelan and Sliper-
visor Vogelsang, together with Com-
mlssioner "Franklin K. Lane, called
on Secretary Fisher in an effort to
ranada him to recede from this stand.
"I do not want the Hetch Hetchy
situation used as a club by either the
city or the Spring Valley company,"
declared Secretary Fisher. "What Ido
want is an earnest effort, made in good
faith by both parties, to agree on the.
valuation of the Spring Valley plant,
and that the city will arrange to take
it over When this is done."
The secretary's position was thus
made clearer to the ! San Franciscans
than at the close of the hearing Satur
That he would not permit the Sprint?
Valley company to take advantage of
the situation which has arisen to delay
either the Hetch Hetchy decision or to
raise the company's value was the em
phatic declaration of Secretary Fisher.
SQI ARE DEAL DEMWDED
He Is striving, he said, in have the
city reach an aerreement with the com
pany, and if the city's efforts are in
good faith and should not be met in a
spirit of fair play by the company, the
Interests of the Spring Valley company
would be entirely disregarded In com
ing to a final decision.
Secretary Fisher did not indicate at
the time what his final decision may be
and his statements generally rounded
up with "if I decide to grant the per
mit." Nevertheless, the San Francis
cans are hopeful. They believe that if
the city and comoanv officials fail to
agree the Hetch Hetchv permit will be
granted by Secretary Fisher.
The situation, too. has clarified
through the prospects of an agreement
between the city and the Modesto-Tur
If necessary, the San Francisco en
gineers say. a working- agreement can
be arranged that will take care of the
Irrigation interests and the city's
water supply for at least 5« years, and
they wdd that, with the addition of the
Lake Kieajior anti Cherry creek wete-s.
issued the following
J-t.«- TT ente nt '
Fecretarv Fisher's suggestion that
the city of Pan FrsrtaciscQ and the water
corporation officials get tog-etber before
permit be issued for Hetch Hetchy is
not as serious an embarrassment as
might at first he imagined. During
our Informal eonferen.-e vi-ith the secre
tary this morning he admitted his sur
prise when told that the city could not
bind itself in advance of a vote of the
people on an arbitrated price.
"He, in other words, made his sug
gestion in the open hearing offhand,
from an erroneous conception of the
circumstances, that is to say, he was
arguing Without knowledge of details
from wrong promises. He said he
thought the city had voted the money
to purchase Spring: "Valley and he had
In mind, doubtlessly, the Hetch Hetchy
bonds voted by the people.
'He e.-idently was under the misap
prehension that the city officials were
rely dickering for a price which
they could pay out of the treasury and
quickly close the matter and he also
•i appeared to he under the mlsappre
henslon until today that there was a
difference of a comparatively small sum
between the price offered and the
amount asked by the Spring Valley
Watef company. -
CITY NOT BOFA'D
"Advised that whatever might be
1 c result of an arbitration or con
domnatipn the people would have to
approve the price fixed, he said. 'That
ts a new light on the subject.'
"He further said that the city, un
der arbitration proceedings, is not
bound by the award, but the company,
under pledge of McCutchen, would be
bound and that, emphasized the sec
iry, 'is as it should be. The city
ehould have that advantage.'
"It is his opinion that if arbitration
is resorted to it should be on the
terms that would prevail on the con
demnation proceedings. That is, the
city could, if it preferred, In an ar
bitration so stipulate that It might
take only the property used and use
ful for water supply purposes and pay
the arbltered price, or reject it, as it
He also said that, so far as his
t of view affects the matter, he
would regard a condemnation proceed
ing exactly as he would regard volun
"Secretary Fisher is a fair man, and
made the original suggestion to get
quick action. He stated plainly that
if the water company shows an unfair
spirit or resorts to dilatory tactics he
wants to be informed at once. He said
forcefully, 'I will not stand for it a
minute. I will not permit the city to
be placed at a disadvantage.' "
AUXILIARY BISHOP OF
SAN FRANCISCO NAMED
Pope Announces Appointments; Rev.
Edward J. Henna Among: Ameri
can Prelates Advanced
IE, Dpc. 2.—The pope today offi
cially announced the appointment of
the following American prelates:
Right Rev. Dennis J, O'Connell, bishop of
Ric'imoofl; Right Rev. pHfrick A. Mc'-oVern,
rrjrenne: Right Rev. Austin Dnwllng.
blsb.o9 of Dcs Moines, and Rev. Edward J.
■axillary bishop of San Franciso->.
A consistory was held by the pope
today, at which the red hat was placed
on the heads of several prelates who,
with Archbishop Farley of New York
and Archbishop O'Connell of Boston,
were on November 27, 1911. designated
cardinals. They are:
Francis X. Nagl. Hrchhif-hop of Vienna:
Guiseppe Maria Osy Macho, archbishop of Val-
Antonio Vieo. papal nuncio to Spain:
Francis ,S. Ruiler. archbishop of Olmuetz. and
Enrique de Almarcz Santos, archbishop of Se
Several hundred Americans were
present at today's ceremony. '
LECTURE BY DR. E. L. "£E*w_TT—A lecture
on "American Excavations at Qmrlga. Central
America" was delivered last evening by Dr.
Edward _. Hewett at the San Francisco Art
Institute. The third of the series of art lec
ture* will be given Thursday evening. Decern
12, when Charles Warren Perry will tulk
ai-out "The _othie Cathedral, of France."
Cupid Idle on This Trip
Honeymoon Ship Here
Two brides who returned from their honeymoon on the uner _ enyo Maru.
Only Two Bridal Pairs Aboard and Reputation
of the Tenyo Maru is Threatened
The Japanese liner Tenyo Maru,
which arrived yesterday from the
orient, Is known In the steamship
world as the honeymoon ship. It al
most lost Its reputation on the last
voyage, as there were only two honey
moon couples on board and not a single
engagement announced during the
In less than an hour after the ship
left Yokohama it was known that
there were only two honeymooners on
hoard. An hour later their names were
known to all the passengers, and be
fore the ship had been at sea srx
hours It was common knowledge that
one of the brides had been given a
$100,000 check by her father the day
JOHNSON'S BRIDE TO BE
EVADES CHICAGO POLICE
"We're Going to Be Married
Soon," He Says, "Some
. Time This Week"
Special Di-p-tcb to "The Call
CHICAGO. Dec. 2.—Somewhere in
Chicago tonight Lucille Cameron, a
pretty 19 year old white girl, is in
To her safety means much. If United
States agents discover her hiding place
she will be taken back to a jail cell.
If she succeeds in keeping her presence
a secret a few days longer she will
have no fear of discovery.
Lucille Cameron will be the bride—
the second white wife —of Jack John
son, negro world's champion pugilist.
this week, if the words of the black
man are accepted as the truth.
"Yes, I'm going to make Lucille my
wife," Johnson is quoted as saj-ing. the
famous "golden smile" showing as
never before. "We are to be married
soon—maybe tomorrow, but certainly
some day this week.
"I know where she Is. I hear from
her regularly, but I ain't going to tell
all I know. Nor am I going to say Just
when the wedding will take place or
whether we will get married In Chicago
or outside of the city.
"Why shouldn't I rnaxe her my wife?
No one can prevent me. This is a free
country. Besides, didn't Lucille give
up her home and family for me?"
It now appears that Miss Cameron
did not disappear mysteriously from
the Wellington hotel, where she was
staying with her mother. Instead, she
just walked away, as her mother ex
pressed it. Mrs. F. Falconet Cameron,
realizing that she could not kill her
daughter's love for the black champion,
gave up in despair and returned to her
home in Minneapolis.
LIBERTY BELL IN FAIR
WAY TO COME TO FAIR
Mayor Rudolph Blankenburg of Phila
delphia strongly favors sending the
Liberty bell to San Francisco, to be ex
hibited at the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion, according to a telegram received
here yesterday from Mayor Rolph, who
had a satisfactory interview with the
Quaker city mayor yesterday.
The telegram received from Rolph by
his secretary, Edward Rainey, follows:
Philadelphia, Dec. 2, 1912.
Have enjoyed a most delightful
meeting this afternoon with Mayor
Blankenburg and the five memhers
of his cabinet. Mayor Blankenburg
strongly favors sending the Liberty
bell to San Francisco, and will take
the question up with the city coun
cil, which consists of 131 members.
He will urge the sending of the bell
at an opportune time. The Liberty
bell petition has not yet arrived.
Will return here tomorrow night
upon the invitation of Mayor
Blankenburg to attend the annual
municipal progress at the
City club of Philadelphia, at which
the mayors of Philadelphia, Cleve
land, Dcs Moines, Indianapolis and
Detroit will be special guests.
JAMES ROLPH JR.
MAN'S DEATH FORETOLD
PremonMloa of Aunt Is Carried Out to
Special Dispatch |f The Call
CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—William Crowhey.
a young housewrecker, declined to heed
the premonition of Mrs. John Horan,
an aunt, of 813 West Eighteenth street,
and was killed instantly when caught
beneath the falling walls of a building
at 1622 Johnson street.
"I see your body burled by bricks and
a crowd of men trying to pull you out."
said the aunt. "Don't leave the house
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1912.
of the wedding. The check was good,
The $100,000 bride was Mrs. Lewis A.
Jeffs. She was Miss Selma • Wall,
daughter of Colonel Wall, a mining
man of Salt Lake City. She was mar
ried last September to Jeffs, a young
mining engineer who is interested in
phosphate properties in Utah. Wyom
ing and Idaho and who met Miss "Wall
when he was called in, several years
ago. to do some work for her father.
Colonel Wall gave the bride the
$100,000 as a sort of pin money fund.
The other re-turning bride and bride
groom were Mr. and Mrs. H. Tuska.
Tuska is a New York importer. He
was ( married last fall and his bride
was Miss Edna Braver of New York.
WILSON HEARS LIVELY
DEBATE ON THE TARIFF
President Elect Pays Visit to
Bermuda Parliament and
Is Greeted With Cheers
HAMILTON. Bermuda, Dec. 2.—Wood
row Wilson heard today the first tariff
discussion since his election as presi
dent of the United States. He visited
the Bermuda parliament, where he was
cheered loudly and sat among the
members for three hours listening to
the debate on the vegetable schedules
and observing the methods of budget
In reply to the welcome extended by
the speaker. Wilson said:
I have been interested in the de
bate, thinking that if we every
year went through the, Items of ex
penditures and revenue for twelve
months there would be a continuous
performance which would excel
anything the theaters ever could
produce. But the idea is an admir
able one, because It affords the
house a constant opportunity to re
view the changing circumstances of
the colony. I have admired the
businesslike manner of getting
through the estimates.
While walking from the government
house Wilson said he' thought a hearty
revision of the American tariff sched
ules, such as obtains in Bermuda,
would be impracticable.i It would be
Impossible to discuss the estimates and
revenue simultaneously, but he wished
the United States would adopt some
The president was a principal in a
"first aid" case this morning. He
rescued a honeymoon couple who fell
from their bicycle in front of his house.
The bride was slightly injured, and
one of Wilson's daughter's assisted in
bathing fer wounds.
CITY HALL SITE BOUGHT;
CONSTRUCTION BY MAR. 1
All the land has been purchased for
the new city hall in the block bounded
by Van Ness avenue, McAllister, Polk
and Grove streets. The process of
clearing the site of buildings will be
gin December 15 and by March 1
actual construction of the monumental
structure will start.
This and other important civic center
announcements were made by Super
visor Bancroft, chairman of the build
ings committee, to the board of su
pervisors yesterday, when the board
passed to print the last of the resolu
tions affecting the purchase of city hall
lands. A total of $286,587.01 was set
aside for the purchase of.the remaining
parcels of land needed for the site.
All told, It was necessary to expend
$1,309,178. which embraced 24 separate
pieces of property. Of these but one
went through the full course of con
demnation proceedings. Between the
old and new city hall sites there remain
only 11 out of 30 parcels of land to be
purchased for other civic center build
Work on the construction of the au
ditorium will start March 1 and the
building will be finished in a year, said
SILVER FOR WYOMING
101 Piece Service Presented by State
NEW YORK. Dec. 2— A silver ser
vice consisting of 101 pieces was pre
sented today to the battleship Wyo
ming, anchored in the Brooklyn navy
yard, by Governor Joseph M. Carey,
acting for the people of Wyoming. The
largest piece in the service, a punch
bowl, bore the simple Inscription
Wyoming." Captain Gloaves, com
mandant of the Brooklyn navy yard.
entertained Governor Carey, his staff
and the officers of the Wyoming at a
luncheon after the presentation.
BY RECOUNT OF
VOTE OF STATE
New Canvass Ordered by
Court Adds 127 to Lead
of Chieftain of
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2.—Roosevelt's
plurality over Wllsen In Los Angeles
county was 20,488. The semiofficial
plurality for Roosevelt was 20,361.
The official canvass, after numerous
interruptions because of court orders
and controversies between the board of
supervisors and watchers for both par
ties, was completed early tonight. It
gave the following totals for the pro
i gresslve and democratic electors:
Wallace, progressive, 75,598.
j Griffin, democrat, 55,110.
The highest Debs elector received
| 19,906 votes.
Following Is the total vote for the
I progressive and democratic electors:
Wallace 7Vs9fi''Ortfnn iVU'lft
! Wheeler 7*".SOfl ! !l)el Valle .V..007
j Raneroft BJMIIM M.MS
I Porter ;.. 75.357 Rhanahan R4.93n
Pardee 7S.4lß'!Lynch s**.o*>."*
Stlmson 7"*.-'R o "Monroe M.Mtl
Deriin 7*" 3Vf "TiH?ker 54.R70
R>lll Tn.-wx'Wfti 84.n1n
Fenalri 18.104.22.168' MnriJecal I"4.R!*_
McLaughlin 7*"..4e**j|'Tobln 54.04S
TTarrW 7*.31 # For 54.0N"*
Finney 75.3'X* , 'no"beny "4 044
Luce 75.26.! iCfioley 54.801
Inaccuracies have been discovered
hv the secretary of state in nearly all
the county returns yet received by him
and it Is regarded as probable that
seme slight changes may be made In
the Los Angelas count after It reaches
Sacramento. However, taking the offi
cial figures as they have been arrived
at by the supervisors and announced
today. "Wallace's vote in the state is
increased 64 and Griffin's reduced 37
from previous estimates. This leaves
Wallace with 283,606 and Griffin 283.
--367, a plurality for Wallace of 239.
Until the Alameda vote is certified, the
Log Angeles count verified and certi
fied and the several other contests
settled, however, these figures must
remain estimates and unofficial.
Griffin still retains a safe lead for
second place on the list of chosen elec
tors, his 283,367 votes placing him well
above any small changes which may
be made in the vote of the next man
Wheeler, who has 283,072, using the
unoffieia! Los Angeles figures. What
effect the Los Angeles changes will
have upon Delvalle, the second high
est democrat and the three other dem
ocrats who stand close to the lowest
Roosevelt electors, can not be decided
until the full vote is known.
Seek Another Recount
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 2.—One more
complication was admitted to the Cali
fornia presidential election muddle to
day when Secretary of State Jordan
received notice from Orange county
that he had been made a party to an
action brought by the progressives In
a suit In equity to have the votes of
two precincts recounted on the show
ing that there had been a mistake made
which deprives progressive Presidential
Elector Bull of 27 votes In one precinct
and 91 In another, making 118 in all,
and depriving all the Other progressive
presidential electors of 91 votes. Jor
dan has referred the matter, In so far
as he is concerned, to the attorney gen
Democrats to Confer
A conference of the democratic state
executive committee and the demo
cratic candidates for presidential elect
ors probably will be called to meet In
this city tomorrow.
The conference was suggested yes
terday by Senator A. Caminetti, chair
man of the executive committee, after
he had received notice of the filing of
a petition in equity by the progress
ives in Orange county.
The purpose of the conference is
agreement upon some course of action
designed to conclude the canvass of
the California vote and to secure an
announcement of the canvassed result
before the electoral college is called
upon to vote. Caminetti is the pro
ponent of the idea that the superior
courts lose jurisdiction of the returns
when they are certified to the secre
tary of state, and that idea may be
made the basis of democratic court
FILES ITS ESTIMATES
'-Cow College" Alone Requires Snm of
91,174,000—Budget for Two Yearn
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO. Dec. 2.—The Univer
sity of California asks for $2,163,360 for
the next two years in its estimates filed
with the board of control today. Of
this sum, $1,226,360 is included as gen
eral appropriation and $937,000 is for
The agricultural college wants
$1,174,000, divided into $374,500 for
Davis, $363,500 for southern California
and $436,360 for Berkeley, Fresno and
An increase of from $200,000 to $400,
--000 is asked by the university for
support and maintenance. In special
requests $400,000 is wanted for a new
north hall, $62,00(Kf0r impairments to
university fund, $W,OOO for Lick obser
vatory Improvements, $20,000 for uni
versity extension, $45,000 for Los An
geles medical college improvements,
$30,000 for two dormitories at Davis
state farm, $10,000 for dining hall,
$65,000 for classroom and library,
$80,000 for small buildings, all at Davis
farm; $60,000 for 200 acres of land at
Riverside, $100,000 for laboratory and
$25,000 for other buildings at Riverside.
Risks Reinsured In Fireman's Fund In
surance Company of San
Special Dispatch to The Call
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 2.—The retire
ment from active business of the Jef
ferson Fire Insurance company of this
city was announced by Secretary Scott
at the offices of the company today.
The company has reinsured its risk
in the Fireman's Fund Insurance com
pany of San Francisco.
The Jefferson \# licensed to do busi
ness in nearly every state in the union.
Its total assets December 31, 1911, were
$1,153,844.71, the capital being $250,000,
with $161,932.43 net surplus and a re
insurance reserve of $524,867.70.
During 1911 its receipts were as fol
lows; Net premiums written, fire,
$690,314.68; marine and inland, $2,485.84;
interest, etc., $45,391.59; deposit pre
miums on perpetual risks, $775.82; other
income, $93.47; principal of ground rent,
$50,000; total income, $789,061.40.
The disbursements were: Net losses
paid, fire (excluding perpetual), $423,
--934.03; perpetual, $133.19; marine and
inland, $5,702.32; underwriting ex
penses, $288,410.86; deposit premiums
returned, $1,898.7»; Investment expenses
and taxes on real estate, $4,019.13; total
i disbursements, $724,098,31.
Key Pittman Real Key
Gumshoe Politics Wins
Senator Key Pittman of Nevada.
New Senator From Nevada Unlocks Upper
House of Congress to Democratic Control
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
When Key Pittman goes to Washington
next month as United States senator
elect from Nevada, the Sage Brush
state will present a double claim to
Through Pittman 89 citizens of far
western Nevada may give the control
of the United States senate Into the
hands of the democrats.
If the state with a total vote ap
proximating that of the fourth con
gressional district in San Francisco
does not furnish the pivot uport which
the partisan character of the govern
ment of the United States turns, it
will be able to read its title clear to
the only United States senator elected
by a private detective agency.
' Key Pittman, democrat of Tonopah,
defeated Senator W. A. Massey of Reno.
In the popular contest for the toga of
the late George S. Nixon, by 89 votes.
When the Nevada legislature meets In
January it will bow to the will of the
89 freeborn and unterrlfled. At the
command of the 89 glorified but un
distingulshable sage brushers the Ne
vada legislature will send Pittman to
the senate, upset the partisan affairs
of the nation, vindicate the direct pri
mary law and, quite incidentally, the
efficacy of the "gumshoe" man in poll
Rightfully or not, Nevada and its
handful of electors used to enjoy an
unenviable political reputation. "Ne
vada goes with the sack" Is a political
quip as old as Nevada's statehood. Four
years ago a democratic legislature en
acted a copy of the bill for a direct
primary law then pending in California.
That law provided for the nomination
of United States senators by direct vote
and gave legislators an opportunity to
bind themselves to be governed by the
NIXON WON BY 1,100
Two years ago Key Pittman, demo
crat, tried conclusions with the late
George S. Nixon, and the final count of
the popular vote showed Nixon's lead
to be something like 1.100. A demo
cratic legislature, in compliance with
the spirit of the law, re-elected the re
publican. , * . ~
Pittman was convinced but not satis
fied. When Governor Oddie offered the
seat vacated by the death of Nixon to
George Wingfleld and subsequently, at
Wlngfleld's suggestion, appointed Judge
Massey. Pittman rolled up his sleeves
for another try. Whatever the source
of his dissatisfaction over the previous
contest, some one interested in the suc
cess of Pittman decidedtsthat It must not
Some one came to San Francisco and
enlisted the services of the Burns de
tective agency. Up In Nevada, the re
publicans are of the opinion that the
democratic national committee hired
the gumshoe men. Pittman, who is
resting in San Francisco, says he, too,
A few days later an Australian gen
tleman brightened Reno with the sun
shine of his presence. He struggled
with a dialect that tickled tremen
dously the risibilities'of all financial
Reno. The charm of his mixed conver
sation was in no wise dimmed by the
proportions of the roll of American
money he flashed every time he awsked
one or many of the elite of Reno to
"Join me, ol' chap, do, in one of those
bally little cocktails with the cherry
in yeou kneow. Reaally I must teach
the bar men in old Sydney to make
'em, what do you call 'em, yeou
AUSTRALIAN MIXES IN
Beside his fondness for the little red
cherry, yeou kneow, and his roll, he
pleaded guilty to the B urname of Kelly,
general field agency for the Cobra
Mining company of Australia, and car
ried perfectly good letters of introduc
tion to Senator Nixon.
Kelly was sore grieved to learn of
the demise of Senator Nixon. He had
come to Nevada by way of Canada to
investigate on behalf of his company
the wonderful reports of Nevada's
richness that had reached Australia.
The Cobra company had not heard of
the 'delightful red cherry, but Its chief
engineer was only shortly behind
Kelly, and the map of Nevada was
about to be mussed up In a search for
a lot of places to put the Cobra com
pany's money to work mining gold,
red cherries and what not, "yeou
i Things were a little slow in Reno.
Kelly, his roll, his dialect and hfs
possibilities were welcomed with that
disinterested hospitality for which
Reno Is famed.
Kelly could not find suitable offices.
He was pressed to use the suite occu
pied by Massey, Dwlght Jones, his part
ner-manager and Harwood, assistant
manager. He dictated long cablegrams
to Jones' stenographer, longer letters
and bought more bally little cocktails
with red cherries in them.
BURNS MEN APPEAR
While Kelly was decimating the
cherry crop, other Burns men without
elephant choking rolls filed into Ne
vada. They trailed the men who went
out from the Reno headquarters Into
every town in the state. Some of them
completed lists of the "back door" boys
who were working Pittman and work
ing for Massey's managers.
Then William A. Mundell, San Fran
cisco coast manager of the Burns
agency, dropped into Reno, the home of
his boyhood. He was In search of a
forger, whom the affable chief of police
sat up nights to help him find.
On Thursday night before the elec
tion Mundell tipped the Reno corre
spondents of virtually all the Nevada
dally newspapers that the "state was full
of Burns men, on a political mission."
On Saturday night gentlemen who in
terviewed Mundell were permitted to
learn that the senatorship was Involved
and that the dictagraph was an ex
traordinary but perfectly reliable in
DICTAGRAPH STRIKES TERROR
On Monday night the office hosts of
"Little Cherry" Kelly were permitted to
learn that the dialect and the roll were j
Burns agency properties, also to dis
cover a wire in one of the rooms of
which Kelly had the freedom. Perhaps
it had been connected with a dictagraph. |
On the following day 112 gentlemen
in a single tenderloin precinct In Reno
refrained from exercising the American
right of franchise. The district attorney
figured there between the Burns agency
and the gentlemen who did not vote. The
whole number of temporary Nevadans
who exercised like self-denial that day
is estimated at 500.
Pittman won by 89 votes. The Nevada
legislature will send him to the senate,
where, thanks to the Lorimer vacancy
and the probably short tenure of the
republican chosen by Governor Golds
borough to succeed the late Senator
Rayner of Maryland, he may be the sen
atorial keystone of a democratic con
gress, militant representative of the tri
umphant 89 Nevadans and exemplar of
a brand of "gumshoeing" never dreamed
of by "Bill" Stone of Missouri, the boss
gumshoe artist of the nation.
Our Big Stocks
Now Complete '
Post and Grant Aye.
WILLIAM WATT IS
MET BY HIS WIFE
UP IN PORTLAND
Missing Banker Wired From
Calgary to Friend Here,
Much of the mystery surrounding the
disappearance of William Watt, the
wealthy Napa banker who left this city
more than 10 days ago, was cleared up
yesterday with the announcement that
Watt was in Portland, Ore., and that
his wife had joined him in that city.
Mrs. Watt received a tel tern m last
Saturday from Calgary, Alberta, Can
ada, sent by her husband through a
friend, notifying her as to his where
abouts. The telegram advised her to
meet him in Portland on Monday. She
left this city Saturday night, accom
panied by her brother. H. I. Middleton,
and the meeting took place as sched
uled in the Hotel Portland.
The party will return to this city
some time during the latter part of the
Just what caused Watt to leave his
home so suddenly and under such pe
culiar circumstances was not made
known yesterday, and members of the
wanderer's family say they will en
deavor to keep from the public the rea
sons that prompted Watt to leave this
city the way he did.
A week ago Friday Watt abandoned
his automobile in Oakland after return
fng from a visit to his mother In Pre
sidio terrace, this city. Saturday when
Watt did not show up at his Napa home
his family became greatly alarmed and
the case was reported to the Oakland
and San Francisco police. C..0. G. Mil
ler and D. Y. Campbell, brothers In law
of Watt, also appealed to private detect
ives for aid In locating the missipg
banker, and finally last week a reward
of $500 was offered for any information
leading to the finding of Watt.
Many theories were furnished and In
numerable clews offered the police, all
proving futile. The police and detectives
exerted all their skill in trying to un
ravel the puzzle until Saturday, when
members of the family, without giving
any explanation, ordered that further
efforts to find Watt be stopped. Word
was given out that the absent banker
would probably be found within a few
hours, and many rumors were afloat as
to where he would be found. But It was
not until yesterday that any definite
news was given telling where Watt had
been during his absence.
Watt Is reputed to be a millionaire
and is a son of the late Robert Watt,
who was one of the financial geniuses
of this state. He has heavy business in
terests In Napa, Oakland and other bay
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