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have the daily and
Highest Temperatnre Yesterday, 68. - Lowest Thors
day; >'iglit,' 45." ',- For details! of Weather:See;Page 15.
• Barometer of Business r
/■•■■:, •The" bank clearings of San
. '■;'•■■Francisco for the- week end- .
ing May 15 showed an
« ° I INCREASE OF 5 PER CENT
... 0 » over the same week-last year. •
I VOLUME 113.--ONTO. 168.
INDICTED BY JURY
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•; Charges of Accepting Bribes
From Confessed Biinko
c °° Men Formally Made by
°j Inquisitorial Body Against
a °°° c Members of San Francisco
° 0 Force—Six of Men Ac
cused as Grand Larcenists
•- ? "BLACK TONY" AND
' ° i S CAFE MAN IN NET
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* Every . Officer Who Has Been
*on Beat in the So Called
, J° District Served With Sub
°. o •. pena* Commanding At
o °° c tendance at Next Meeting
Z °of Probers—Chief White
°° '°- r and Captains Mooney and
°. o ° o . Wall to ? Qive Testimony
°°".»v -•* • '.A '-.A/A. m
Bribery Formally Charged
Grand Larceny Against Six
Fourteen additional indictments
against ..prflee : officer* In the
bunko Vase were returned yester- .
' ■>' day* before Judge Dunne by the
Dumhrell grand Jury.
c " Eight rt ere *on * charge* 'of ac
cepting bribes against:
. o % Frank Esola
s°-j J. L. Drolette
/.j/l John Sullivan
£ William M cHugh
V Charles Taylor
Charles Joseph _
James McGowan *• ?
/I Six Indictments charged grand
larceny; four of swindling In the
: 51JnIni caw against:
A. ■' ' Jack Sullivan
"~°J. L. Drolette \
'\\' .William* M cHugh
One In the ""frlcenal cane against
*/ Frank* Esola
One In *, the : Jnusannd ease
against: -"«' " '■ I
' James McGowan
. Evldence that the graft Investiga
tion is to be widened In Us scope, and
" made.Ho general as to cause a far big
ger ahakeup* in the department, than
'. has. yet occurred, developed with the
. adjournment of the grand jury yester
day, when wholesale Subpenas were
■:'".'. issued for*'new witnesses. * *
} Every policeman; who has been on a
beat A ..the* so " called "downtown ten
... derloin" district ..In the last two years
'-'was served last night, or will be
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\i : «er\*rii today, with a suhpfenn com
°A manding bis attendance at the next
= .-'.meeting; of the grand jury. This in
••cjudew nil .men who have had beats In
lurk. Eddy* Ellis, O'Farrell, Powell
.. >I.hm»ii and 'l*jiylor streets* above Mar-
We* s*trc«*t. »*',■* i, :
;..;-"The«e witnesses? are to be examined
V : .n»'f«* any knowledge they may possess
regarding graft or - the payment of
■non«y to any members -.of the police
*%' department. *
•V Indictments charging conspiracy in
Violation of * section 182 of the penal
•. cqde* were formally returned la Judge
: FranlcD«pne's court yesterday: by the
, Pumbrell grand Jury against eight
? or suspended members of the San Fran
ks Cisco police department accused of ac
cepting bribes from confessed bunko
meri. Additional Indictments charging
grand -larceny* were filed against six
' c of the same men. '
• ; Included in the conspiracy indict
ments Wei*e Frank Esola, J. L. Dro
, lette, John Sullivaifc "William McHugh,
.;. "Arthur "•Matyphee,*. Charles Taylor",
j Charles Joseph and James McGowan.
a - • o The grand larceny indictments were
.•based-upon the swindling of John Ml
" "^niril,who was fleeced of $2,100 on
•='■ September 15, 1911,. by Frank Corri
** o< £an amd Uinaldo de.Pietro. '.;
° Sullivan* Drolcttfj. Joseph and .Mc-
Mugh are changed with participation in
the swindle. , Another I grand - larceny
IndictTfTvnt "based upon the theft from
Giovanni Vjvtnzl ,of Cortland, Cal., of
$1,000 by Mike Gallo. charged Officer
l-'ranl* *l3Bola wltfi being an accom
plice, while ft. third accused Sergeant
James IJcGowan with - aiding; in the
swindling of Victor Jaussand of $565
on July 9. 1312. . : _A.
BLACK TOXY ALSO IXpiCTED
fhe grand Jury also voted to indict
Tony* Parmagianl, alias Black Tony,
who* had previously testified; before
the Inquisitorial ,body and later '; fled
• from the city. Parmagianl was ; con
sidered a very important witness. .Be
ifhre the grand Jury he admitted hav
ing/ paid Mrs. Ce.lia Gallo, wife of the
Continue* on; I*«ge 3, Column,sT*
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THE San Francisco CALL
I "The People's . Newspaper": \
EDITORS ARE GRA V
v>i*y -a. rr a c .-.
Clubwomen/and Humane Socie
ties Join to Prevent Sale .of
Cigarettes by Milliners
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO, May 16.—The Evening
Post today prints the following under
the headline: T "A ' \* ■
"Why "Telegraph* Editors Are Prema
~j//i/: rely Gray." , t
: "The following telegram is a part of
today's Associated .Press service:
"KANSAS CITY. % Mo., May - 1 16.— !
' campaign against the sale of cigarettes |
jin Kansas was inaugurated by the
j clubwomen : of .1 Kansas City, today.;
i "The council: of clubs appointed a
committee to co-operate' with the
women's clubs; and humane organiza
tions of \ the, state in an effort; to ob
tain a state law prohibiting c the sale
of these feathers:
*. "Missouri has .such a law, but it is
| said milliners in eastern: Kafnsas sell
many of' the* feathers * to" Missouri
women. ;. . _ \; r i " ; '. ' ■■"
"Editors: In; second line make read !
sale of aigrettes in Kansas, etc." "A
SYNDICATE GETS SECOND
$1,100,000 LOT JOF BONDS
Auditor Boyle Submits to Supervisors
Statement Showing City's Bonded.-'?.->
■ .'■; ' '. Indebtedness-"...
Treasurer McDougald; yesterday
turned over to the syndicate composed
of X. W. Halsey and others the second
$1,100,000 of. municipal 5 per cent bonds
in accordance .with the - terms of .the
bid accepted recently for the $5,104,000
worth of school) city hall, garbage sys
tem, hospital and sewer Issues,. payment
being made at par and accrued interest.
A * communication g was ■■. received • from
Dillion, Thompson & Clay. New .York
bond j experts, advising the I supervisors
that all proceedings in regard to : the
sale by the .board*of supervisors were
legal and correct. : - „ ;
A statement was submitted to the
supervisors by - Auditor Boyle showing
in tabulated form the city's bonded In-,
debtedness up to May, 6 of this year, and
a general accounting of all issues. It
shows that there have been authorized
up to May 6, $99,094,000 worth of bonds,
that there have been canceled -;$9,050,'-,
000, sold ; $32,538,300,-"redeemed $3,982.
--000, unsold $57,495,700, leaving out
standing up to May 6. $28,556,300. "-/
Since June 30 of this year there have
been sold:$7,006,000 worth of bonds and
$629,000 have been redeemed.
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SAYS RUSSELL ASKED
$20,000 TO FREE THAW
Lawyer Anhut Denies lie Offered Bribe
and Testifies He Rejected Matte- : -
awan Head's Offer
'Special Dtepatcb to The Call) : C
NEW YORK. May John Nichol
son Anhut today testified in - his own
behalf in the Harry K. Thaw bribery
case. ' -
He denied that he had offered any
bribe to Dr. John W. Russell, and de
clared that the superintendent of Mat
teawan had solicited $20,000 'as the
price for freeing Thaw by declaring
him sane. The young lawyer said he
refused Russell's demand. , • '. ■'.»..
Asserting that William Travers
Jerome, formerly district attorney, told
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him secretly that he did not -want Harry
K. Thaw "called a paranoiac and that he
was willing to have the slayer of Stan
ford White freed if some one took care
of him. Doctor Russell completed his
testimony.- ■,■».' ';•■
IS KILLED BY TRAIN
Dr. David B. Schwarts Meets Instant
Death In Wreck of Ills
(Special Dispatch to The Call) I
PASADENA. 'May 16—Dr.; David B. j
Schwartz, one of the best known of
Pasadena's ;. younger ' physicians, was J
almost Instantly killed today 'at noon j
when his automobile was struck by the
fast Santa Fe limited express in Santa
Anita, avenue,'T>amanda park. * |
.lie was on his way to his office < from I
a professional call when the accident
-Doctor Schwartz, was about 30 years
old, unmarried, and Is survived by his
widowed mother and two 'sisters.
EIGHT IN CHURCH DIE
IN ITALIAN QUAKE PANIC
Worshipers Celebrating: .- • Feust Day |
:'*.' Trample .Three -Worn en and Five I
Children to Death .
(Special Cable to Tbe Call) ; ;/>
ROME, May 16.—1n Frascati ; today
three severe earthquake shocks rocked
the city and environs several A miles
away. ..'..'•'/ ■'■•■-'.■ \ - : '•
A crowded congregation 7 celebrating
the city's feast* day In the church of
San Pietro became panic stricken and
three women and./five / children-were
trampled to death. -" .
Lesser earthquakes continue :to be
reported from many parts of Italy."» y
FINANCIER DROPS DEAD
Banker ,W. H. Parke Succumbs la a
' * • Marysville Restaurant >
> MARYSVHLE;. May 16.—William H.«,
Parks, vice president and cashier of
the Decker-Jewett bank of Marysville,
dropped dead In a ; restaurant, here to
day. He had walked into the place to |
ask that a physician be called. He re- j
| cently had suffered from pneumonia. j
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MAY 17, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 8.
SAVE THE NAME
Husband Fears Disinherit
ance, So Mrs. James Tern- *
pleton /Brown Keeps
THEN THE TONGUES
OF SCANDAL WAG
Mr. and Mrs. Newkirk Set
Newkirk Honor Above
(Speeiai ni«nateh-fo The Call! ', -* : '
. I.OS» AXGEI.ES, May* 16.— whom
I* may concern: To' correct the false
Impression""that seem* "," current In, re
gard to : the : character, of.our, daughter.
Mrs. .Tames Templeton • Brown, formerly
Mary Xewklrfc." we wish to state that
she was married in Oakland. Cal.. De
cember 31. Iflll j residence 1254 Tenth
street. Snn tn Monies: H«»r»e phone 102«.
: "WIM.IAM "VEWKTRK. Entber.: A
••ALICE \EAVKIRK. Mother."
Interlined with the story "of two
years '.of J"-Belf-sacriftclng love on the
part of "Mary Newklr lt/* whose devotion
to her v, husband. .James ■ Templeton
Brown." was -so great' that she refused
to declare herself his ( wife before 'the
world /'because It* doesn't wish It," and
' breathing of -the ■'* pathetic anxiety
with which father mother watched
this heroic sacrifice until "- they * feared
for the danger of their ? child'sreputa- 4^
tion and ( ' life happiness, this advertise";
ment, inserted by her parents in ";the
local beach, papers today, is the first
formal: announcement of the marriage
.solemnized -two-years ego in Oakland. 1
BROWX FEARS DISIXHERITAXCE "^S
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The .reason which' Mr* 'Brown gave;
according /to the girl's parents,/for
not wishing world to know of his
marriage Is that, his mother, widow of
the late Senator Eldridge of Kentucky,
would disapprove a rid 11". is alleged that
Brown 'feared disinheritance." .Coming
a family ? renowned* "throughout
the * country tor/'lis ' -position/?' wealth
and : ,other; social distinctions. Brown
successfully urged. a promise of secrecy
from-the bride. A ' • -
She Is a professional nurse and at
one time had charge of .two floors In
the California hospital. It was dur
ing this period >r of ; . her professional
career that* she met Brown, who** had i
been taken there as a patient. - She
nursed.him, learned to: love him and
to believe that- his love was hers and,
after -a brief courtship, she .married
: Mr. "and Mrs. William Newkirk,
father] and mother\of Mrs. Brown,; who
live In a pretty vine colored'; cottage
at; Santa Monica, knew of the mar
riage and, in response to their daugh
ter's coaxing, kept it a secret for some
time. But when the tongue of gossip
began to .touch her daughter the
mother grew Impatient and demanded
of Brown that lie publish their .mar
riage before the world. She says :he
refused "and she declares he cautioned
her against telling.
SACRIFICE IS EMBARRASSING
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y Pressed by anxiety, however, : the
father and mother could not ;' see their
daughter any longer the victim of her
own unselfish - devotion.', and they pub
lished tfle : advertlsment in the Beach
papers..' * /■' .
' . "The trouble that . Mr. Brown's
family *is proud and does not think we
are. their equals, but;; my, daughter's
reputation 'is at • stake, and. ) I want
every one to know that she is the law
ful r. wife of James Templeton Brown,"
said Mrs.;Newkirk] ,-";' ,:;
/.■ "Here is v the: "wedding;, certificate to
prove it," she concluded/-producing that
document, which shows ; that the cere
mony, .-". was ''"performed by Rev. T. J.
Goodyear of Oakland.
The Newkirk girls always have been
famous for their beauty,- of which; Mrs.
Brown has her full share. \ Her sister.
Emma 'A Newkirk Willis, v , famous swim
mer, diver and tennis player, was some"
time ago proclaimed by eastern' Judges
as the most beautifully formed woman
in.the world. .-'■■",'■ -••-.., ?*.~
WILHELMINA IS FEMINIST
Queen of Netherlands; Shows Sympathy
With Women's Exhibition
(Special- Cable to"Tbe; Call) V..-;''-;.
-A AMSTERDAM. May 7 16:—Queen Wil
helmlna's sympathy with the organiz
ers of the woman's 1813-1913 exhibition
was shownV, plainly today : when; : she j
spent three hours fat the exhibition^i
She has sent to the fair a number/of
dresses worn "by • the ; princesses ' -;'" of ;
Orange. Some of . the ' garments are
several hundred years old.
PROVINCE SUPPORTS YUAN
Cantonese ' Commander -.Threatens;• / to
',""-'.• Execute,, Government Defaniers
(Special Cable to,Tbe Call) '.'/':./■'7"/
-/CANTON. China. ■"May 16.General
Chang Wing Ming, commanding the
troops in Canton, declares that he will
shoot /persons; defaming A the govern-'
menV or instigating ' trouble. The
Hongkong and Macao Chinese recom
mend Yuan ShihKai for the presidency. 4 j
SHOWN BY VOTE ON
Democrats Will-Be Able to
Enact the Underwood
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Tariff Bill, Is the
THREE OR FOUR IS
Secret Party Caucus May
Decide — S*nate Prob
. ably Wjll Ratify
~§ — ./
IRA E. BENNETT
(jSw-M-nt.-.t,.). tn The Cain "
M T ASHTN-OTO>T. May 16.—The vote
taken ta*e tMs afternoon on the Pen
rose proposal for -public-hearings Is
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taken tn indicate that there Is- no
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longer biv doubt about the c absolute
cor, trpi, of the -tariff situation by ; Pres
ident ; Wilson. The democrats ' will: b»
able' to enact the -Underwood bill Into
law by a majority of three, or .possibly,
four votes. The ballot taken In-; the
senate today was the first test / of ,
strene-th, between the democratic and
republican- parties In tbe senate'and;
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It:was*made clear that the republicans
o??n expect assistance from only two
democrats—Bandsell and Thornton of
■Lonlslena.-'' yA •'- -. AzA*i- : AA'/^''Z,*A
•'. The ;i vote today , was on ! the '.Pen rose"
»m.nfl npt ,t which had- tacked to It an
Additions l sTtendment _i offered by Sen-'
ator "La Follette. The'~orlcinal:'prono-'
sition was" the motion by Senator Sim
mons, chairman of the 'finance . com
mittee, to refer 'to - that "• committee - the
tariff "bill after 'whatever consider
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ation i>/» ' : dppjrierl necessary.
Senator .P«nT-ose.,offered . an. amend
ment provid'ow for public hearings.
Senator ._,« Folleffa- then offered mo
amendment to ; the previous amend
ment ..providingf the. form the question,
should take at the ;puhTsr" hearlners
provided for. Senator Penrose had
cheerful accepted the TJI Fo'llette-ad--"
.... "ft -" ' - -"_*,t-'V.fe..-:*>-r" i"-»«-S& '-::r,it~-^'?*.iii3^ ! Z s :jK-''§i
dition to his i amepdm.a-nt:. and the vote
toflav nm» ;on the Fohette
amendment -as a Joint'proposition.
. When- the 1 roll 'was railed it was
found that ; ; SB senator had . voted; for
nubile hearings, ; while'4l - were op
posed. ;~"-- ; "ft : ; * "T'ft'' : ,r "
- It was strictly a party vote with ; the
l exception that folndexter.. renuhlfqfn.
| voted r'»h the democrats, while Rami-*
i dell . and Thornton, ; democrats, voted
with, the republicans. . ■ »'. -"
■~ ' As Pen* * Clark.- ; when the debate
: wn« coming to a close, said: -A *v ', ;
;"f "The T'nderwoorl tariff bill Is as good
as" passed right now. Industries In
volving millions of dollars should have
the right jto ;'appear,, and ; state I their
case., but *I do pot J feel that, It would
do them ?much good." >-, - : . . <
f»*»TY w-in r in ir'SED -
The party lash Is being used on mem
bers who - would f like *to break • away.
This tariff bill" will not be enacted*into
law by the senate, but by a secret party
caucus,'* and this deliberative body will
simply ratify,; that secret Judgment. •
The action of the democratic party In
refusing a* hearing of the manufactur
ing interests will . cause A great ':■-. disap
pointment ', to interests : A In ■;, California.
There are > hundreds or representatives
of Interests In -Washington and all have
been insisting on a hearing. ,
PERISH IN FAR NORTH
Norwegian ' Relief Party Sends Tidings
' v ;'/ft;ft-,-' ! of i Series of : Disasters to, .
* -' * - %./ 1 Explorer*«,- - ~ri
(Special Cable to The Call) . ' .
befallenSthe German.-scientific expedi
tion under Lieutenant Schroeder-Stans,
all members of the party except two be
ing dead or lost in the : arctic .wastes,
according to a report received here to
day from the commander of the Nor
wegian relief '• party A which hasp-been
searching for thorn. ; *
The j report -/ says that Lieutenant
Schrocder-Stanz, the commander of the
expedition, and Doctor., Dettmar and
Doctor Molser were drowned. Eberhard
was jifrozen to death \ and Stave died of
Of the other members of the expedi
tion Rhedlger-Ritzcher was severely
frost bitten, but he survived. Another
survivor is well.
MISS AGNES TILLMAN^
TO ESCAPE PROSECUTIOIS
Collector Decides Xot to Proceed
• Against San Francisco Woman for *.'"*:
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- ; Alleged Customs Violation
(Special. Dispatch to The Call)
NEW .YORK. May 16.— will /be
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no criminal proceedings against Miss
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Agnes Tillmann of San Francisco in the
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customs seizure case, as the result of a
decision today by William Loeb Jr., col
lector of the port. He held a rehearing,
at which he questioned Miss Tillmann
and reviewed the \., evidence < taken
Wednesday by General. Nelson H. Henry.
Mr. Loeb said that there was doubt
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concerning whether or not Miss Till-'
mann had amended* hers declaration. -
-Charles E. I'• McCann. her attorney,
said that the goods seized were re
deemed at the home value.
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1 "An Independent Newspaper' 1
OPERA STAR SLIPS YOKE
Single life for Mine. Rappold
A/me. Marie Rappold. divorced wife-of. Dr. Julius.C. Rappold Jr. %
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Brooklyn Physician Admits Wife Has Procured
Divorce After Six Year Fight
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NEW YORK. May 16,—Through an
admission by Dr. ■ Julius C. ;Rappold Jr. •
of ft Brooklyn ":'. 11 ~ became / known I: today '.
that after ; a six year fight Mme. Marie
Rappold, formerly of .-the Metropolitan
opera company, had obtained a divorce. ,j
Doctor Rappold said she had gone to
Colorado because she had no case in .
this state.' -.' -..,:.',.'.
At the time = ' they separated,* 1? seven i
years ago, Doctor Rappold. after having
made various exctftes for their living
apart, said' he - would .. not ~ permit his
wife to get a divorce, declaring she "•
would make an unwise marriage. How
ever, Mme. Rappold* retorted that when :i
she married the Brooklyn f physician she f
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was too young to know what she was
doing, and"'; was practically; forced into -
the match. •• - '
-'• When it became known in 1911 that
Mme. Rappold was living with her
In\, Absence of Chico Woman
Motorists by Scores Shatter
Her Iron Clad. Prohibition
(Special PlKpatch to .The ..Call). . . .- , 1..;,
CHICO, May 16.Automobiles wended
their way . through the ; famed Bidwell
park today for the first time In 20
years. The owner of the park, Mrs.
Annie E. K. Bidwell. has* an aversion
to autos and does not allow them in
any of her inclosures.
While the park has been deeded to
the city It. does not become ..municipal.
property until the death of Mrs. Bid
'well Until then her Iron clad rule
of no autos .will, be observed. '.$?&%
I Today at the big i-chool, picnic scores
'■ft autos were on ..; the grounds. Mrs.
Bidwell is in Washington.
(Special* Dispatch ■to The ■ Call)
daughter Lillian In Riverside drive Dr.
:Bappold I explained | that . 11", was due fto
the danger of exposing his -wife's' throat
.*° the East river winds going to and
from the Metropolitan Opera house.
Later both admitted ;the estrangement;
and. although Doctor Rappold asserted
that he still loved his wife; he said he
would content himself with preventing
from getting a divorce. ■ ""' : -.
.-.;• Mme. Rappold, on being Informed
that her husband had said that she had
'.risen} above him when / she became a
; grand opera stas, declared he did her
an injustice. v.. .' .
4 Mme. Rappold • was : horn In Brooklyn,
but she appeared in concert -in London
when she was 10 ; years old. In 1906,
;while singing at the Academy of Music
In Brooklyn, she attracted the atten
tion of Heinrlch Conrled. who engaged
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her for the Metropolitan-opera com
pany. ..: ■• " * ■■■■-
SMOKER, BA THING,
IS SAVED BY PIPE
Seine Swimmer, Helpless With
Cramps, Dragged - Ashore,
, Stem Being Life Line
(Special Cable to The Call) •
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- -PARIS. May 16.— " fact that he
was a pipe smoker saved the life-of
Ernest Blanc, today, while swimming"
]in the Seine. He was . attacked, by
cramps and rendered helpless.
'/An -inveterate, smoker; Blanc had
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taken his pipe with him into the river.
i A policeman. seeing -.-'■ his plight,*
plunged \ into * the water, and seized 75 the
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Blanc had clenched his .teeth tightly
and the policeman; using the bowl as
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BRYAN IS MUM
ON ANSWER OF
U.S. TO JAPAN
Secretary Makes Statement
u Deprecating the Efforts to
Guess at Various Phases
of Negotiation on the Ac
tion Regarding California
Anti-Alien Land Legisla
tion, Asserting That Seri
ous Mischief Might Re
• sult i From • Inquisitiveness
ISSUING ANY ORDERS
. ■'.-. * .- ■ - ■•■ - . •-■ ■' ~- > i _
War and Navy Chiefs En
deavor to Withhold Moves
Contributing to ; Sensa
tional Reports of Unusual
Activities in Either Branch
.: of the Country's Fighting
: Forces—Indications That
Washington Awaits Final
*:Action by ■ Gov. Johnson
- . ■ . ,.
•■■■'■ WASHINGTON.; May Iβ.-— tentative
draft of • the : reply of the United States
government •, to the '' Japanese protest
asralnst California antl-alleh land legis
lation, prepared by John Bassett Moore,.
counselor of the state department, was
considered ' for two! hours today by
President , Wilson ' and the cabinet. '. No
Intimation ; of its nature -was made
public. Secretary Bryan positively re
fusing • to discussr either the proposed •
reply or Japan's ; protest-
.* The secretary made a ■ statement
deprecating. efforts to sruess at ..they,
varying phases official negotiation,
declaring that serious mischief might
result." and satisfactory .!■ conclusion ''• be
retarded or prevented. ; He referred to
the fact that .his present position
obliged him to : reversey his usual atti
tude toward public discussion of cur
AWAITS FINAT/ ACTION
, There are indications that the state
department la awaiting, final action by
.Governor Johnson upon the alien land
bill, either In the- faint '; hope that; at/
the last moment he might • change his■
mind and veto the measure, or, more
probably, with r the "purpose .of having
the approved act as a basis for further.-,
discussion. :; '
The "Japanese government ;; likewise
Is awaiting the governor's action "with
the keenest-interest. Indicating* another
| move forward in the j negotiations as
soon as the "bill has been signed. While
protesting against the California legis
lation, the Japanese government so far
has suggested no remedy. That.ls left
entirely to the United States.- and' It is
believed \ here that even '< the Idea of in
stituting, proceedings to test the
validity ;;of. the law may be« aban
doned. -- 'ft . ■ : --ft;.,.
AVOID ISSUING ORDERS
; Meanwhile, 1 taking their cue from the
president's statement *.last night re-,
garding military, and naval movements,
the offlciala of f both the war - and ■ navy
departments were today endeavoring to
avoid Issuing any -orders or statements
that -would *; contribute to sensational
reports of -unusual activities in their.
departments. 'A A ,number, of army ; offi
cers were ordered to Hawaii,'*but only
to rejoin commands. In • confor
mity with the law, limiting the length
of detached , : servlco officers may have
before resuming active duty. / .
V At j ,'the / navy department. Secretary
Daniels, positively -denied any connec
tion ;between; the Japanese situation and
the few naval movements recorded in
the last 24 hours. He took pains to
point out that/ the /departure yesterday
from / San Pedro . for' San Francisco of
the \ big - armored cruiser Maryland was
simply in 'continuation -of-; a test that
is : being , made by that -vessel of Poca
hontas coal, which was arranged 1 ", by
the"? navy /'department" about /&% month
ago: The Maryland /will end these
The Gates of Rockridge,
The Hpmeplace Ideal
Are only . two } blocks ; from; the' College a rents )■
street ' car*,* 1 14 minutes to : Fourteenth and Broad- /.
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They are; only i three j minutes'.;* walk /from the
first Oakland station of .the Oakland and Antiocb,
which» I* now j running, aud 5 which 4 will 1 soon ,be -
giving i2O minutes' , service /direct to ' Sun Fran- ;■
cisco. l --/';. "A'A ',* ''ArA-y.-Ay r ~ A: -'A: ■ "<•-•*
They are the entrance to the most magnificent-:
ly located "land's most Splendidly developed / boms
property in California. Aa ~ "/ ' /r--'
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tiful j lot [ for j $20 ia * foot.' j with ja > first payment of A
! gmj toot. Go i out - today j and ■ buy r jt?s
. I.AYMAIVCE RKAi; ESTATE COM.
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