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VOLUME cXiri.—NO. 6.
HELP BURN THE HAMMER CHRISTMAS EVE
Mayor Rolph Wires The Call Official Sanction
WASHINGTON, Dec. s—To The Call, San Francisco: I heartily indorse the suggestion that a celebration be held on Christmas eve, the season of peace and good will, to signalize the new and firm resolve of the people of San
Francisco to get together for the upbuilding and welfare of their city.
I am glad to give The Call official sanction for this event.
It is a splendid idea and I shall make it a point to be on hand to join in the celebration. .
The whole city should turn out and make this Christmas eve a great occasion of good fellowship and the witnessing of a demonstration that San Francisco by united effort can overcome any and all obstacles thatflie in h
—a greater demonstration than has ever been witnessed even in San Francisco. * ■ -, .
' The fame of our Christmas eve outdoor celebration has already spread over the continent, and the new idea suggested by The Call for the reasons calling for the Christmas outdoor celebration this year will still• ™££« ennance
the interest of this unique public gathering. • ' J** _j|
The Call Arranges Unique and Significant Event for San Francisco
FAR AHEAD FOR
1914 SENATE JOB
Reno Mining Magnate
Spurned Short Term and
Aided Democratic Pri
mary to Get Newlands ,
Toga Two Years Hence,
His Friends Now Assert
MASSEY DEFEAT IS
NO CURB FOR PLAN
Support of Dickerson Ex
pected to Split Party and
Divide Newlands , Vote
in Final; Candidacy Ex
plains Oddie's Lightning
Changes in Campaign
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
TV°r«> Georj?* TTlngrfield's refusal of
a snort term appointment to the United I
States senate and fcle selection off
T :ieo Ma*sey for the vacancy created
* the death of his partner. Geor&e S. \
Nlxon< only preliminary step* In his
ramp'<iprn to wrest a full term from
■?enfitor Newlands two yeare hence?
That is the story that has the poli
ticians of Nevada by the ears. They
believe It. Californians." who believe
they enjoy the confidence of Wingfleid.
give it unqualified credence. It in
volves Wingfieldsi support of Governor
<"tdd!e for the republican renomination
find of a democratic primary campaign
for former Governor Denver S. Dick
erson against Newlands. ♦
Massey Defeat Not Counted On
The defeat of Massey by Key Pitt
man, democrat for the unexpired por
tion of Nixon's term was not according ,
to program. Tt, in conjunction with
the election of Wilson and the prob
able senatorial co-operation of Pitt-
Tr.an and Newlands may serve to dis
arrange some of the Wingfield plans,
but In Nevada the Reno mining mag
nate's campaign is considered under
wey, with the semaphores all down.
The candjdacy of Wingfield for New
■aiids' seat serves also to offer a prob
fible explanation for the rapid changes
of factional affiliations made by Oddie
a few months ago, when he showed a
burst of ppppil that fairly eclipsed Gov
ernor OsboriT? of Michigan.
Oddie Changes 1 With Moon
• :i Oddie was nnmlnat"'l and
<3 governor of Nevada ■ after one
of the most Interesting and spectacular
ffimpalgns in the history of the Sage
Brush etate. he announced that he was
v progressive republican and permitted
It to be Known that in that capacity
ho purposed lifting the democratic
scalp of Senator Newlanda in 1914.
A few months later he sorely disap
pointed several of his progressive gov
ernor friends by announcing that he
"was a Taft progressive and by travel
ing several thousand miles with the
president on hie 1911 swing around
the circle. After the conference of
governors and the announcement of
Roosevelt as its candidate for presi
dent Oddie became a Roosevelt pro
gressive long enough to get a beating
la the spring primaries.
Massey Urged for Post
When Senator Nixon died Frank Nor
t rose of the Nevada supreme court and
Hugh 11. Brown, both affiliated with
the so called state organization and
Samuel Platt of the federal organiza
tion groomed themselves for the place
and turned their workers loose on the
Oddie offered the appointment to
Wingfield, regular of the regulars.
Wingfield held off the offer against the
urging of Fred Siebert and others of
Oddie , s friends until Massey had time
to change from progressive to regular.
Then he announced that his private
affairs required his undivided atten
tion and recommended Judge Map.«ey to
the favorable consideration of fJovfr
Subsequently Wingfield acquired the
Nixon interpst in ihe Nixon chain of
lifinks and h* Is said to have acquired
s newspaper interests.
X feature of the program charged to
VYingfield is the promotion of a dem
nr-ratir primary opposition to New!and»
1 ontinued on l'ase X. Column 3
"An Independent Newspaper"
Cleveland H. Baker, young
attorney general of Nevada,
who died at Carson Cjty of
hemorrhage that n>as super
induced by nightmare.
DREAM IS FATAL
TO C.H. BAKER,
Nevada Attorney General,
Dreaming He Is Being
Slain by Banker, Suf
WKfc detail* that shocked hosts of
his friends throughout the bay cities
and on the peninsula, news* of the
death In Carson City yeeterday morn
ing of Cleveland H. Baker, attorney
general of Nevada and son in law of
United States Senator George C. Per
kins, was received in San Fra.nc.ieco
last night. i
Bake* , died of internal hemorrhage,
produced from the effects of a terrible
dream early Thursday morning. In
which he believed he was the victim of
a bullet flred into his body by George
Wingfleld, multi-milHona're president
of the Nevada Consolidate J Gold Min
ing company and president of several
So vivid was the nightmare that
Baker awoke in a highly excited condi
tion, and told hie wife, who was Mis*
Pansy Perkins, of his awful fancies.
She quieted him, and he went to sleep,
unaware that he was slowly bleeding ,
Shortly after 9 o'clock he was awak
ened and commenced to dress. Stoop-
Ing over to lace his shoes, he 'was
suddenly stricken with exhaustion and
fell to the floor.
Mrs. Baker, unsuspecting anything
more severe than a fainting spell,
rushed to the central office of the tele
phone company a few doors distant in
order to avoid alarming her husband by
a call for help, and summoned a physi
cian. Although a doctor responded al
most immediately, by the time he ar
rived Baker was beyond medical aid.
He died a few minutes later without re
The physician stated that Baker. In
the wild flight of his Imagination, rup
tured a small artery, whirh had devel
oped into a hemorrhage when he
stooped to la<~fi his shoes.
The news of Baker's death caused a
profound shook in Carson City. Reno
Continued on I'njfe 2, Column 6
SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912.-PAGES 1 TO 10.
The Call has made some plans for It thit will Interest every ciuzen. ioe
will be more plans, and the men and women woo nave maae oioer p
celebrations a success will participate in them.
The details will be announced later—in plenty of time for everybody concerned
I to get ready for his share in the bqow.
Almost every issue of The Call from now to December 24 will have something
• interesting to say about the hammer burning.
Make no other engagements for Christmas eve. The happenings at and around
Lotta's fountain that night will be the star attraction of that date.
The Call is proud to bear its share and do its part in the hammer burning. This
newspaper is strong for the new civic spirit of unified effort—glad to be the or
gan of organized optimism.
The idea of burning the hammer is underlaid with significance. The ceremony
and the rejoicing that is to follow will be to the people at home a pledge and
pact of peace and harmony, an agreement to sit on the "knocker" and pound
him with his own weapon. To the outer world It will be notice of the fact
that at last this splendid city has learned how to pull together—that it has no
more factions; that it is moving ahead in a solid phalanx.
So set yourself ready to turn out on Christmas eve and help The Call cele
brate the burning of knockery's wicked, destructive oh
hammer. Be prepared to have the time of your life while you an
arranging for San Francisco the beat time of its , municipal life
The place—Lotta's fountain and thereabouts.
The time —Christmas eve.
The details—See them in The Call from now until Christmas
HICKEY IS SAID
TO HAVE BOASTED
OF HIS BIG PULL
Mrs. Carey Relates How She
Morris Levy of the
. Grand Jury
Developments in the grand jury
scandal yeaterday revealed Mrs. George
Carey of 842 Col* street as the woman
responsible for the dissensions in the
inquisitorial body, exclusively described
In The Call yesterday morning.
Mrs. Carey is the woman who exposed
and vigorously pursued the suit club
swindle operated by Charles Hlckey,
convicted of fraud. Through her ac
tivities in gathering evidence against
Hlckey she had brought to her atten
tion alleged irregularities, with which
at least one member of the grand Jury
was connected, that caused her to take
the> matter up with other officials.
.It also rame to light yesterday that a
resolution, introduced by one of the
minority of six members, five of whom
bolted the meeting a week ago Tues
day, exonerating D. S. Hutehtn* from
the charges made by Jurors Mat
O'Brien and Secretary Levy, was tabled
last Tuesday night by a vote of 13 to 5.
When the resolution was put to a viva
voce vote. Foreman J. H. Pumbrell an
nounced: "The motion to lay on the
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CHRISTMAS eve in San Francisco will be marked and
celebrated by the cremation of the hammer of knockery.
That night, through The Call's efforts, Lotta's fountain
and the space around it will belong to all the people of San Fran
cisco. Tijat place they will use on that occasion to symbolize
the passing of the old time of dissension and pulling apart
and the coming of th| new time of pulling together for the common gooa.
As the hammer goes up in flame and smoke men and women will strike
hands in a lasting and binding agreement to work in harmony hereafter, each
doing his level best for the city's interest, and thus for his own interest.
The Call suggested this celebration and has obtained the necessary official
Sanction and permission. Mayor Rolph has telegraphed The Call from Wash
ington giving his consent and hearty approval. More than that he pledgee
himself to be'on hand to take part in the ceremonies.
It will be the most unique and most significant public celebration ever held
And it will be very solemn—for a few minutes. The hammer will be huge—
and 60 will the night.
There will be a procession, of course. The corpse will be given all the honors
on its way to cremation.
\Tneir too What would a funeral be without, the brasses blowing their most
lugubrious notes and the crash of the dissonant
cymbals? Slow, sad music, the muffled drums
throbbing their sorrow to the Christmas
Also mourners. Poesibly many of them will
be habited tn such fantastic style as will befit
the occasion. Everybody will be a pallbearer
when the symbol of malice and envy and dis
cord goes to the pyre.
Then, after the exercises and the commitment
of the hammer to the flame's—pouf! and a bla2e
of light. Fireworks, die whole downtown sec
tion aglow; a riot of\»ous nohse over the
final putting away of tMf -v«i spirit's l%st si§rn
and emblem; the bands playing quicksteps; the
beginning of a real Christmas eve revel, the
like of which San Francisco never enjoyed.
All San Francisco will be in this celebration.
IN FORGERY DEAL
Sanitary Vacuum Supply Head
Held for Raising Receipt
From $300 to $1,300
OAKLAND, Dec. s.—Accused of tam
pering with a receipt for $300 and
raising it to $1,300, E. B. I* Zimmer,
president of the Sanitary Vacuum Sup
ply company, with offices in the Bacon
block, is under arrest on a charge of
forgery, G. C Collins swearing to the
complaint Zlmraer was arrested by
Inspector St Clair Hodgkins and re
leased on a bond for $4,000. Collins,
who is secretary of the United Elec
tric company of Ban Francisco, as
serts that Zimmer owed the firm $1,300
under a contract for work done on the
hail of records, the courthouse and the
Piedmont grammar school. Of this
amount only $300 has been paid, ac
cording to Collins.
MME. NAZIMOVA BRIDE
OF HER LEADING MAN
Charle* E. Brrant Win* Actress Iβ
Romanfe Which Began Eight
Years Ago in London
Special Dispatch to The r.all
NEW YORK, Dec s.—Sharing their
secret with only a few of their intimate
friends, Mme. Aia N'azimova, one of the
foremost actresses on the American
stage, and Charles E. Bryant, who has
the leading- masculine role in her play,
were married today in the apartments
of the actre.se. The wedding la part of
a romance of the stage, for Madame
Nazlmotfa and Bryant first met eight
years ago in London.
"To With Constitution, ,,
Snorts South Carolinan,
Again Defending His
Lynch Law Doctrine
RICHMOND. Va., Dec. B.—Many
women in attendance on the governors'
conference today hurriedly left the hall
when Governor Cole L. Blease of South
Carolina? for the second time defend
ing his doctrine of lynching negroes
guilty of criminal assault, shouted the
words, "To with the constitution."
This sentiment was In response to a
question by Governor Joseph N. Carey
of Wyoming, who desired to know If
Governor Blease had not taken an oath
to uphold the constitution and laws of
his state, and If these laws did not pro.
tect colored men as well as white men.
"I will answer that question," replied
the Carollpan,, "and I hope the
newspaper men will get me right, for In
my campaign in South Carolina they
found that I am a fighter—and a cold
blooded fighter. When the constitution
steps between me and the defense of
the virtue of the white women of my
state, I will resign my commission and
tear it up and throw It to the breezes.
I have heretofore said, 'To — '■ — with
the constitution. , "
When women, some ot them wives
Continued on Page 2, Colum a
"All the News All the- Time"
Mrs. Robert J. Widney, who
has arrived from Los An
geles to nurse her wounded
husband, a prominent real
MRS. WIDNEY HAS
FOR HER SPOUSE
Mrs. Lyons, in City Prison,
Insists That Shooting
of Her Lover Was
Three wide angles of human affection
are represented by the trio of women
who are praying with all the intensu/
of their souls for the recovery of Rob
ert C. Widney, wealthy Los Angeles
real estate operator, who Uee at the
point of death with a dangerous bullet
wound in his vitals in the hospital of
Dr. A. W. Morton, 775 Cole street.
Mrs. Vivian Merlin Lyons, whose Il
licit love brought Widney to herapart- %
ments in the Hotel Sorrento and who, the
police and relatives of the wounded
man say. was the author of the shoot
ing, Is being held in detinue at the
city prison, where other unfortunate
women marvel at her luxurious ward
robe. She protests she loves Widney,
though It means dishonor, and Insists
he shot himself accidentally.
Mrs. Widney, wife of the victim of
the mysterious shooting. Is at the bed
side of her husband—unreproachful, and
asking only that he get well and return
to their home in Los Angeles. Then
there is the mother, Mrs. R. M. Widney,
wife of a prominent Jurist of Los An
geles. She thinks of nothing but her
son's danger and blames "that woman"
for all his trouble.
The wife and mother arrired early
yesterday morning on the Lark, which
they boarded at Los Angeles immediate
ly after learning of the shooting. Both
were composed and were driven at once !
in a motor car to the hospital by Dr. I
Otto Joslen, who is married to a sister j
of Mrs. Widney. They were permitted
to be alone with the patient for a time
and when they finally came forth Mrs.
"That woman shot my husband, what
ever.she may say. He has just told me
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BY THE ARMISTICE
King George Will Take Part
in Peace Mission, His
Present Attitude Being
to Keep Turkey From Im
proving Military Positions
While War Is Suspended
STRIKE AT JANINA
French Premier in Speech
Indicates That Side Prob
lems of Balkan Struggle
Will Be Solved at Con
ference of Ambassadors
to Be Held in London
ATHHTTi, Dee. 5--—lt Iμ officially an
nonaced that Greek plenipotentiaries
will participate Iβ the peace negotia
COBTiTATrriNOPLE, Dee. 8. — The
Turkish fleet t* concentrating- In the
Dardanelles. The government ha* de
rided to order It to engage the Greek
fleet, but there la nnrh akepticlam re
cardlnc the probability of a naval
LONDON, Dec. s.—Greece tonight
J announced that she would participate
in the peace negotiations.
It is explained both from Sofia and
Athens that Greece held out from the
; armistice, in agreement with the
! allies, *in order to prevent Turkey
from profiting from the armistice to
improve her military positions.
An unconfirmed report from Athens
says the Greeks are continuing their
operations against Janina, but else
where orders have been received to
Turks Get No Rations
Reports current yesterday that ar
rangements had been made for re
victualing the besieged garrisons ap
pear to have been inaccurate. Pro
visioning will not begin until the
peace conference has been inaugu
The Bulgarian government organ,
Mir, in an editorial today, dilates on
the advantages to Turkey of a good
understanding with Bulgaria. It de
clared that Turkey's salvation lies, not
in continuing the war, but in seeking
a rapprochement with Bulgaria.
France Predicts Peace
The French premier, M. Poincalre, in
a speech In the chamber of deputies,
made an important pronouncement, in
dicating that the difficult problems
would be solved at the London confer
ence and expressed the hope that Tur
key speedily would recover her pros
Hβ said it would be necessary to de
termine what part of the Turkish pub
lic debt should be taken over by the
Balkan states, and added that France
probably would arrange special conven
tions with the allies for the protection
of French interest* in the conquered
The Belgrade correspondent of the
Gifts for the Men
The Beautiful Men's Furnish
ing Store opposite The Call
Building is snowing Bathrobes,
with slippers to match, at $5.
Our special holiday line of
Cravats de luxe are the most
beautiful silks in men's neck
wear. Each scarf in a Holiday
A handsomely engraved
Carroll Hat or Merchandise
Order is sure to please a man.
Men's Furnishing Store, 724
Men's Hat Stores, 708 Market
St., opp. 3d, and 25 Geary St.
PAUL T. CARROLL
Selling Agent for
Knox, Stetson and Carroll Hats.