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San
• more hours of sunshine
rfaHCISCO yearly than Boston,
New York, PhilacVl-
Hag phia, Chicago, Puta- ,
r ***O burg or St. Louis.
VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 54.
SPRING VALLEY
REFUSES FINAL
OFFER OF CITY
Difference of $500,000, Aside
From Impounded Money,
Blocks Sale After Many
Attempts to Make Bargain
—Rolph Hopes Director
ate May Retrieve Situation
FIXES
PRICE AT $37,000,000
Company's Representatives
Insist on $37,500,000 and
All Money Hitherto Tied
Up by Court — Rupture
Comes at Night Confab
That Failed of Results
Terms Submitted by City
What Spring Valley Asks
City offers $37,000,000
Half the impounded
money, equal to 07r>.000
Spring Valley a«k* 5.",7,r.»(».000
AH the Impounded
money, equal to 1.3T.0.000
Both Hide* asxee to the vliy
obtaining; 1.000 acre* around Mer
ced lake*, and the «prlnc Valley
J.SSO acres; al*o. 971 acre* Searw
vllle lake land".. Two blorke
hounded by Market and Church
street* and Dnhoce avenue.
\ d of $500,000, aside from
Impounded ; ■ ' • . stands in the way of
Spring Valley selling out to the city.
city offered $.">7,000,000 and half
!he impounded money to the water
'ompany yesterday. The company* de-
V!!ned. insisting on $*I,. r ;OCU>OO and all
the impounded funds. This the city
refused to give.
As far a? Spring Valley's,- spe ial
negotiation committee is concerned, all
negotiations are off, but Mayor Rolph
hope* that the company's directors and
stock holders will appreciate the lib
ity's offer, and accept.
climax o* the recent negotiations,
. have caused seven conferences
: in Rolph's office since De
me Irist night at a meet
- office of the city's
I '■<• ami the s=pe
'•. representing , Spring ,
Both siiles laid thejr cards
table ;iT!'l they failed to agree.
v.-ater company's representatives
: that the ultimatum of the city
lla [<-ft them no course except to
,<■> the offer and go back to their
ors and ask that they be dis
r-ri from entering , into further
»< iations.
\T STEP CONDEMNATION
If the deadlock proves permanent, the
step toward acquisition of the
by the city is condemnation. A
resolution requesting the city attorney
to begin condemnation proceedings al
ir-ady has been submitted to the board
of supervisors by Supervisor Bancroft.
1* is now in the hands of the public
lee committee.
While there is a difference of but half
i million in the prices named by the city
and Spring Valley, the impounded
money is a big item, amounting to $1,
--359,069. Spring Valley wants all of it.
The city proposes an equal division.
There is thus a difference between the
two offers of $1,175,000, representing the
iifference of $500,000 and the im
mded money difference of $675,000.
But the city officials do not consider
the matter in that light. They point
.> .t that the question of who will get
i c impounded money is an uncertain
one. The courts might decide that all
of it belongs to the rate payers, or that
all of it may be kept by the water
company. Since its fate Is so uncer
tain, they declare that their offer to
sive half of it to the company is most
liberal. In its previous offers the city
always allowed Spring Valley all the
impounded funds.
I-RIOR OFFER $38,500,000
Prior to the terms made last night
tuation between the city and the
irater company rested on Spring Val
ley's offer to accept $38,500,000 for all
its properties, with the exertion of
2,300 acres of Lake Merced lands. The
■ iy had offered |."5,500,000 for all the
properties. Including the Iforced lands,
an.i refused to accept the company's
• o inter proposition.
The differences between the city's
offer "f $ns,. r .Oft,ooo at that time and
it:- jn;, 000.000 offer last nißlit la due
to the pity's trilllnyness that the com
;i;iiiy retalti a !nrjje portion of prop
<rty which City Engineer o'Shaugh
n*s*y has decided Ls n<>i necessary f<>r
wrkter sepply purposes.
MAYOR ISSI'ES ST\TKMI-:\T
Mayor Rolph. in a Ma foment made
last night following , the conference,
■ plains how these properties figure in
the city's offer and sets forth the two
propositions in detail, concluding with
C'oßtlaued on Page 4, Column 9
"The People's Newspaper" j
Ends Life With Gas
As His Phonograph
Plays Tune He Loves
Former Member of Imperial
Band Commits Suicide
to Air He Favors
"While a phonograph, his sole posses
sion of valu*>. was playing the stirring
strains of "Die Wacht am Rhein" and
other military airs of the fatherland.
Frederick Seidler, formerly a Jan
in a German regimental band static j
in Hamburg, but of late years de
crepit laborer, committed suicide Tues- ,
day night in his room at 1029 Ellis
street by inhaling gas. His body was
found yesterday afternoon.
According to Mrs. J. J. Brodmet* el
matron of the house, Seidler, who had
passed middle age, was passionately
fond of band music and took great de
light in his phonograph.
Seidler left $23 to Fred Wienke, a
friend and former fellow lodger, now
a patient at the city and county hos
pital.
FORMER CALIFORNIAN TO
SUCCEED REID AS REGENT
C. B. Alexander, Whoee Wife Wa« Mian
Crocker, Probably Will Be Named
<o New York University Board
AL.BAXY,.N. T., Jan. 22.—Charles B.
Alexander of this city in all probabili
ty will be elected a regent of the Uni
versity of New York by joint ballot of
the legislature. Although there is a
vacancy now caused by the death of
"Whitelaw Reid, it will not be filled and
the election by the legislature will be
held in the early part of February for
the full term.
Alexander was admitted to the New
Tork bar in 1572 and to the California
bar in ISSS.
He always has given the greatest at
tention to the subject of education. Mrs.
Alexander shares with him a deep in
terest in the subject. She gave the
money for the magnificent commence
ment hall at Princeton university.
Mrs. Alexander was Miss Crocker of
California. Her brother, the late George
Crocker, bequeathed $1,500,000 to Co
lumbia university for tuberculosis re
search.
MEXICAN FRUITS, HOST
OF PEST, QUARANTINED
Government Takes Steps io .Protect
I'itriiM Imluatrv From Ravage*
of Dentruetlve Fly
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 22.—That the
fight of California fruit growers, par
ticularly those interested in the citrus
industry, to prevent a possible invasion
of the Mexican fruit fly has been suc
cessful became known today when
State Horticultural Commissioner A. J.
Cook received an order of Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson establishing a quar
antine against all Mexican fruits which
are host of this pest.
The quarantine prescribes that no
oranges, sweet limes, mangoes, achras
sapotes, peaches, guavas nor plums
shall be shipped from Mexico into the
United States.
The destructiveness of the Mexican
fruit fly is second only to that of the
Mediterranean fruit fly.
HORSES USE SNOWSHOES
Equine Hoofg-ear Neceeaary Between
Nevada City and Dovroievllle
(.Specie! Di*patrh to Tlie Calli
GRASS VAIXEY, Jan. 22.—Sleds
drawn by horses on snowshoes are
carrying passengers and mail over a
portion of the stage line operated be
tween Nevada City and Downieville.
j Since recent heavy snows it has been
j found impossible to break the road,
and the drifts have hardened suffi
ciently to permit going over the tops
by the aid of snowshoes. Several stage
teams are trained to snowshoes and
make good time thus equipped.
FIREMAN DROWNS IN BAY
Frightened at Approach of Steamer,
Man Jumped to Avoid Collision
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VALL.EJO, Jan. 22. —Chester Bennett,
a fireman on the cruiser Maryland,
jumped overboard from the launch
while on a trip across the bay here this
afternoon and was drowned. It is sup
posed Bennett became frightened at the
approach of a steamer, and, fearing a
collision, sought safety in the water.
His companions made an attempt' to
[rescue him. but failed.
DARING LEAP FOR LIFE
Three Glrla Jump From Fifth Floor of
Burning; Building; Into Rlvrr
COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 22.—Three girls
today jumped from the fifth floor of
the burning factory building of the
Bordel] Sweat Pad company into the
Scioto rivr and then swam to shore
and safety. Scores of girls are em
ployed in the factory and when these
three Jumped the report became current
that several had met death.
ROPES TO STOP SPEEDING
I'aniHTJi Obstruct Hlchrmj-«i at Mght
to Curb Joy RJdrra
WILLOWS, Jan, 22.—Farmers of
Glenn and Butte counties have devised
a plan to chock auto speeding. Ropes
are being stretched across highways.
It is claimed scores of autoists race
down the roads at night without lights,
endangering life. The ranchers pro
pose to stop It.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 8.
O'GORMAN TAKES
ISSUE WITH ROOT
ON CANAL TOLLS
Surrender of Control of
Domestic Commerce* De
stroys Prestige, Honor and
Glory of Country, Says
Senator—Some Americans
More British Than British
NEWLANDS JOINS IN
URGING RETENTION
Nevada Senator Declares
Transcontinental Roads of
United States and Canada
Are Striving to Paralyze
Commerce Through Big
Ditch Across the Isthmus
GEORGE G. HILL
(Special Dispatch to Tlip CalU
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. — The fight
for the retention of the "no tolls" pro
vision of the Panama canal act was
taken up today by Senators O'Gorman,
Newlands and Martine, all of whom in
sisted that it was clearly within the
right of the United States to remit the
canal charges on coastwise shipping.
Senator O'Gorman, who replied to
Senator Root, took the ground that
the question was one of domestic policy
and as such not subject to any juris
diction that might be urged by the
government of Great Britain.
QUESTION IS VITAL. ONE
"If our right to pursue a domestic
policy is challenged by a foreign
power." he said, "our national integrity
is assailed if we yield to such an intru
sion. I can see no question more vital
!to our domestic policy than the one
under consideration."
Senator O'Gorman touched lightly
upon the international phase and made
little reference to the policies involved,
but devoted much of his time to the
contention that the law as passed was j
"a wholesome ona and would break up
the monopoly that has been enjoyed
for a long time by the transcontinental
railroads. He also implied thai there
were some Americans who approached
international questions from the Brit- :
ish point of view rather than the point
of view of <heir own country.
"MORE BRITISH THAN BRITISH"
"There are those," he said, "who are
more British than the British them
selves in their interpretation of
treaties."
In support of this assertion he cited
certain English writers to show that
the United States had the right to re
mit the tolls on coastwise vessels. On
the subject of arbitration, O'Gorman
reminded the senate that the peace
treaties negotiated by President Taft
had been voted down, showing that
congress was not willing to submit
all questions to international courts.
"We would indeed create a painful
impression abroad if this mighty na
tion should surrender to the control
of any foreign power its domestic
policies and the control of its domestic
commerce. That we can never do and
maintain the prestige, the honor and
the glory of this republic.
"If Great Britain had expended a
half billion dollars in an enterprise af
fecting her people, as the Panama
canal does ours, what would be her at
titude if the United States should make
complaint against her action?" he
asked.
Senator O'Gorman replied directly
to Senator Root's declaration that the
United States was bound by the sol
emn pledges of its treaties to submit
to arbitration the Panama controversy.
He declared the latest arbitration
treaty negotiated with Great Britain
had been defeated in the senate; while
those now in force explicitly exempted
from arbitration questions involving
the national honor or vital interests
of the United States.
NEWLANDS DEFENDS RIGHTS
Senator O'Gorman was followed by
Senator Newlanda, who also asserted
that the United States held domestic
rights , at Panama which a foreign
power could not dispute. He proposed
that the free passage provision remain
in the bill; but that the objections of
Great Britain be met by an amendment
whereby the United States government
would pay the tolls remitted upon
American coastwise shipping.
"All that foreign nations have the
right to insist upon," said Senator
Newlands, "is that the charges which
American- ships are freed from, shall
not be imposed upon foreign .shipping."
Senator Newlands declared the
American transcontinental railroads
were trying, with the aid of Canadian
roads, to "paralyze the canal." He
said American roads first tried to pre
vent the construction, and then to re
etrict operation. Falling in that, he
said, they had appealed to their
"etrong neighbor In the north, also mr
trrested in monopolizing transcontinen
tal transportation." This activity, lie
declared, had been followed by a Cana
dian appeal to the Britjsh govern
ment.
Senator Newlands also expressed the
view that the United States is entitled
Continued on Pace 4, Column •
Sun Shines on Mrs. Shepard
Helen Miller Gould Becomes Bride
Simplicity Marks Every
Detail Except That of "
Decorations
Hope of Happy Couple Is
That They May Escape
Curious
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 22.—"Happy is the
bride the sun shines on."
Helen Miller Gould, who today be
came the wife of Finley J. Shepard.
vice president of the Missouri Pacific
railway, the western railroad which
her father, Jay Gould, made part of
his steel highway between the Atlantic
and Pacific, should be very happy. The
brightest of bright sunshine beamed
down upon the lovely home. Lynd
hurst, at Irvington-on-the-Htidson,
where the ceremony took place.
It was as Miss Gould had determined
—a simple and beafttiful ceremony.
And simple and beautiful is to be "the
bride's month"—the honeymoon will
be spent at home.
The couple dread the thougrht of a
honeymoon pursued by publicity. They
realize that inevitably a trip to any
part of the world would mean the con
stant surveillance of the public. Go
where they might would be picture
makers, curious crowds and cranks.
There was simplicity in every detail
Continued on I'agr 2, Colnmn 3
"MASH NOTES" WRITER
CAUGHT, TRIES SUICIDE
Physician Who Annoyed Elizabeth Mayne,
Pretty Actress, Cleverly Trapped
Trapped by a United States postal
Inspector and a city detective at Haight
and Scott streets at midnight last night
as he was walking with Miss Eliza
beth Mayne, a young actress to whom
he had sent obscene "mash notes,' . Dr.
Samuel Weiss, a physician 27 years old.
endeavored to kill himself with an au
tomatic revolver which he carried.
The arrest was the culmination of a
carefully planned and staged drama
which undoubtedly would have ended in
a tragedy but for the clever and fast
work of the officers, to say nothing of
the gameness displayed by Miss Mayne,
who is the star of "The Surf Bath
ers," the headline act at Pantages this
week.
Doctor Weiss, who for three years
was a resident physician at the Ger
man hospital, Noe and Duboce streets
and who claims to be a graduate of
Cornell university, sent Miss Mayne,
who is a beautiful brunette, a long
letter filled with obscenities. This let
ter arrived at the Pantages theater
Tuesday afternoon.
INSKRTS AD AS RUSE
Nervous and unstrung Miss Mayne
i took the letter to her manager who de-
I cided to consult the postal authorities.
[Inspector James O'Connell was put In
charge of the rasa and he advised Misa
Mayne to Insert an advertisement. In a
I morning paper, according to the In
structions contained in the note. This
I had requested her to meet him at Scott
land Haight streets and to inform the
writer of her intention to meet him
by inserting , the advertisement saving
she would meet him and signing it
"T. X."
This she did and yesterday after
noon shortly before the matinee a mes
senger boy arrived with a note whi>h
congratulated her on her good sense.
The messenger boy was detained but
could give little information to his
questioners.
Lent night after being carefully in
structed Miss Meyne boarded a. Haight
btreet car. Another passenger was Dβ
"An Independent Newspaper , '
Mr. and Mrs. F/ft/ep /. Shepard and Lyndhurst, at Irvington-on-the-Hudson,
where they mill spend their honeymoon.
fective Thomas Conlon. He eat far
away from the young actress, but hie
watchful eyes roved the car for a sight
of the degenerate he hoped to arrest.
DETECTIVE NEAR BY
At Pierce and Haight streets he
alighted from the car. At Scott street,
a block further on Miss Mayne de
scended from the car.
A young man wearing glasses and a
sqft, fiat black hat approached her and
said:
"Are you Miss Mayne?"
"Yes," she responded without a tre
mor. "Are you "T. X.?' "
"Where shall we go?" was his next
question.
Almost ready to collapse, the brave
girl suggested that as he was better
acquainted with San Francisco than
she he had better lead the way.
He started down Haight street with
the little woman beside him. She is
not much more than four feet tall, or
short. Inspector O'Connell, who had
arranged the trap, stepped out of a
doorway about the same time the de
tective approached In front. Both
grabbed at the same moment, and in a
trice the physician was disarmed and
handcuffed.
"LET ME GO," HE SOBS
"Oh, let me go," he sobbed, with
tears raining down hie face. "Ife the
first time and it will kill my poor old
mother. It's the first time. I tell you.
I.,et m« go. I shall kill myself."
A newspaper man approached out
of the darkness and led little Miss
Mayne away. She afterward admitted
she hadn't believed she could go
through with the affair.
Handcuffed to detective Conlon Dr.
Weiss was taken to the hall of Justice
on a streetcar and there was placed
in detinue. The federal grand jury
will act on his caee tomorrow.
"She was the little girl I
ever encountered," was the way In
spector O'Connell and Detective Con
lon characterized Mice Mayne last
night.
Shovrcm, Tat*. vOhjerj. jnodfrtff X. Trladn.
MIDDLE AGED German lady wishes position in
email family or bachelor's. Phone Mission
$175 takes pair sorrel Canadian mares. 6 and T
years old and full sinters. Thig team Is loir
For Continuation of Thege Advertisements See
Classified Pages
AVIATION STATION AT
GUANTANAMO IS OBJECT
OF DEPARTMENT OF WAR
Flying Ships to Guard Base
of Protection for Panama
Canal Entrance
fSpprlai Dispatch to The C'allt
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.—A perma
nent aviation station at Guantanamo,
Cuba, the protective base for the Pan
ama canal, is the plan of the war de
partment, and It is probable the largest
aviation camp under the government
will be located there.
It is the purpose of the war depart
ment to fortify Guantanamo in every
way possible, and in this way there
will be aerial protection. The planar
of the "war departm-ent will be to
guard the naval base to the limit of
modern facilities.
Aeroplanes aa a necessary factor In
warfare have been recognized by the
United States and It is believed that
the patrol of Guantanamo bay can still
be maintained by the aviators.
Lieutenant H. J. Tower, command
ing: the aviation camp at Guantanamo,
has made a report on the conditions
for aviation, in which he said: "Sev
eral officers have already submit
ted requests to be allowed to take a
course in aviation and bunches have
asked to be taken up. I intend to ac
commodate as many as possible with
out interfering with Instructions. Some
days it Is apparently good flying
weather all day, but I anticipate rather
bumpy air during the middle of the
day. I will be cautious on the first
tryouts."
Experiments during the.winter will
determine the definite plans for the
'proposed station. Congress may be
asked to make an appropriation to
carry out the plan for its establish
ment.
MAID CALLS ARTIST 'PAPA'
Wife Object* and Obtain* Divorce De
cree Without Content
:Siw > ' , isl IM#patch to Tlie Call)
HEW YORK, Jan. 22.—Mrs. Hugh
Dltzler, wife of the -well known portrait
artist, today In the supreme court ob
jected to her husband being called
"papa" by a pretty young woman named
Rnsplle. who formerly was employed as
maid In the Ditzler home. Mrs. Ditz
lor's objection took the form of a suit
for a divorce and the artist's wife won
an interlocutory decree. The artist did
not defend the suit.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ISLAM YIELDS
TO FATE; WILL
FOLLOW ADVICE
OF BIG POWERS
Grand Council Agrees to
Surrender Adrianople and
Leave Disposition of the
Aegean Islands to Nations
of Europe — Allies Will
Demand Payment of an
Enormous Indemnity by
the Conquered Moslems—
Italy and Austria Stand
in the Way of Greece in
Matter of Final Settlement
TURKISH ARMY DOES
NOT WANT TO QUIT
Depleted Treasury, How
ever, Prevents Carrying
On War — Negotiations
for Conclusion of Peace
Expected to Extend Over
Term of Many Weeks—
Plenipotentiaries to Peace
Conference All Pleased
With Result, but Some
Fear the Ottomans Have
Something Up Sleeves
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 22.—Turkey
submitted today to the will of the pow
ers. The grand council of the Ottoman
empire decided In favor of accepting
the proposals of Europe for a peace set
tlement between Turkey and the
Balkan aHres.
As officially announced, the grand
council "approved the government's
point of view, declared its confidence
in the sentiments of equity voiced by
the great powers and expressed its
wish to see their promises and pro
posed assistance effectively realized '"
It also asked the government "to'c\
j crt all its efforts to insure in the
I future the safety of the country and
the development of its economic inter
ests."
The question submitted by the Turk
ish government to the grand council
today was: Should the recommend i
i tions contained in the note of the Bβ
i ropean powers be accepted or re
jected?
The government frankly confessed
' itself in favor of agreeing to the sug
gestion made by the powers.
I FORMAL REPLY TODAY
The Marquis Johann de Pellaviclnl.
Austro-Hungarian ambassador and
dean of the diplomatic corps at Con
stantinople, will be handed tomorrow
a note in which the Ottoman govern
| ment agrees to the proposals embodied
in the joint note with regard to the
cession of the fortress of Adrianople
and the future disposition of the
Aegean islands and places Itself In the
i hands of the powers.
The joint note of the powers advised
Turkey to cede Adrianople to the allies
and to leave the fate of the Aegean
islands to the powers for future de-
termination. In return, the powers
promised their benevolent support as
long as Turkey deferred to their coun
sel:
The plenipotentiaries of the Balkan
kingdom are immensely pleased over
the decision of the grand counoil. "While
it had become more evident in the last
48 hours that the other Turkish states
men were prepared for the bitter fate
that ends the empire's history as a Eu
ropean nation. It hardly was expected
that they would register their decision
so quickly and so definitely.
This action is so unlike the customary
Turkish policy that soma suspicion is
entertained until positive proof Is re
ceived that Turkey may have cards
up Its sleeves.
One crucial point of difference re
mains to be settled—the question of In
demnity. The allies propose to levy a
WILLIAMS
—AND—
HUMBERT
SHERRIES
JEREZ, SPAIN
For Quality, (he Best
Nine Grades
CHARLES MEINECKC A CO.
A«arT« P*cin« C«a»t, lUliuiyun *t.. c. r. I

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