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VOLUME 114.—N0. 81.
SNAG IN SENATE
Chairman Owen, One of the
Drafters of the Measure,
Declares Against 12
- Reserve Banks
Other Democratic Members
On Committee Also Fa
WASHINGTON*, Aug. 19.—Unexpected
developments in regard to currency re
form legislation in the senate today
promised serious complications for
President Wilson's plans for the pas
sage of a currency bill at this session
At a conference of democratic mem
bers of the senate currency committee,
Chairman Owen, who has been consid
ered one of the original framers of the
bill, now before the democrats of the
house, made it clear to his associates
that he was opposed to several features
of the bill, including the plan for
twelve regional reserve banks, and
that he would recommend important
changes in the measure.
The results of the senate conference
have been to leave the currency situa
tion entirely open tonight, so far as
the senate's probable action is con
cerned. Senator Owen did not suggest
a definite plan to his colleagues, but
said he was opposed to the regional re
serve bank plan: to the proposal to
compel all national banks to enter the
new federal system and to other fea
tures of the bill as it was introduced
by Chairman Glass of the house cur
The attitude of the democrats on the
senate committee, including Senators
Hitchcock, O'Gorman and Reed, is such
as to indicate that there will be ma
terial changes in the administration
measure, if not a complete remodeling
of it, before it comes before the senate
He said there never would be a presi
dent who would appoint a federal re
serve board lacking in ability and in
tegrity. Mr. Palmer said the bill would
increase the amount of the reserves to
meet expanding business and would
prevent the contraction of credit.
Representative Eagle of Texas, in
surgent member of the house com
mittee. Introduced a substitute for the
administration currency bill, a measure
to provide $500,000,000 of United States
notes, to be deposited by the United
States with national banking associa
tions under certain stipulated con
CHEMIST FRENCH BOOSTED
FOR MINT REFINING JOB
Superintendent Shanahan and Demo
cratic Lenders Indorse Expert
for Post Leach Vacated
Harold French,- for 11 years chemist
of the San Francisco mint, has been
Indorsed by Superintendent T. W. H.
b'hanahan and several members of the
democratic state central committee for
the position of superintendent of melt
ing and refining in the institution.
E. R. Leach, who held this position,
resigned Saturday. It Is expected
French's appointment wil be announced
by September 1.
Mr. French was one of the leaders
In the fight last year to keep the mint
from being closed by failure of the
appropriations committee in congress
to set aside money for its continuance.
He was then on furlough, but by order
of Secretary of the Treasury Mac-
Veagh, the furlough was revoked. Mr.
French's friends are attempting to
have his furlough restored so that he
will be in a position to become refining
M 1915" HAS ADVERTISED
FAIR IN NEW ZEALAND
Tourist* nnd Commercial Men, by Novel
Registering at Hotels, Have Ac
complished Wide Publicity
According to George W. Moore of
Boston, who arrived yesterday on the
liner Wilhelmina. Callfornlans are do
ing some good work advertising the
Panama-Pacific exposition in New Zea
Moore and his family have been
touring New Zealand, and everywhere
they went they heard about the ex
That the fair was so well known,
he said, was due to the fact that tour
ists and commercial travelers from
thi» 6tate had adopted the plan of
registering Just "1915" in the address
column of all hotels at which they
stopped. It was a new thing in ad
dresses and, in reply to questions as
to what it signified, the unofficial fair
booster told the story of the P. P. t E.
NEW COLLECTOR OF PORT
BREAKS BREVITY RECORD
J. O. Davis Addresses Commercial Clnb
at Luncheon in His Honor nnd
Speaks Almost One Minute.
J. O. Davis, new collector of the port,
broke all brevity records at the Com
mercial club, yesterday, at a luncheon
in his honor when he spoke less than a
minute and a half.
He said he believed the popularity
of the club speakers was measured by
their short talks. And he was a can
didate, he said, for favorable impres
Then Mr. Davis "asserted that he was
a servant of the people—that he de
sired to be considered as such.
After that Mr. Davis sat down. The
diners thought he had just begun.
Mr. Davis assumed his official duties
FALCONI JURY FAILS
TO BRING IN VERDICT
Six For and Six Against Man Charged
With Murdering Employer—An
other Trial Next Month
Six hours' deliberation by a jury
yesterday in Judge Cabaniss' court In
the case of Frank Falconi, charged
with the murder, March 15, of Emillo
Devlncenzi, failed to produce an agree
ment, and at 5 o'clock last evening
the 12 men were discharged.
The jury stood 6 to 6,* being divided
on the question of Falconi's sanity. The
case was on trial for 10 days.
Falconi shot and then stabbed De
vlncenzi to death for an alleged slan
der by the deceased on the character
of Mra Falconi. Falconi will be tried
again next month.
Scene From Opera "The Fall of Ug"
Reproduction in Motion Pictures
Croup of Bohemian club members who appeared in "The Fall of Ug."
READY TO STRIKE
Operators Hold Out Against
Demands for Recognition
of United Workers
TRINIDAD, Colo., Aug. 19.—Indorse
ment of the efforts now being made by
the United Mine Workers of America
to secure the recognition of the coal
operators in district 15 was embodied
in an "emergency resolution" passed
this afternoon by the Colorado State
Federation of Labor in session here.
The resolution, which also con
demned the policy of the coal operators
of importing armed guards and prom
ised the moral support of the affiliated
unions in the event the miners should
strike, precipitated a stormy scene in
the convention. Charges of "traitors"
and "Iscariots of the labor cause" were
made against the faction that objected
to action until the resolutions com
A deadlock still exists in the threat
ened strike of union miners, the union
leaders demanding recognition and the
coal operators flatly refusing to treat
with the organization.
STRIKE SEEMS PROBABLE
Frank J. Hayes, national vice presi
dent of the United Mine Workers, de
clared today that the strike would be
called the moment it became certain
that no other hope remained of set
tling the demands of the unionists.
The shooting of Gerald Lippiatt, an
organizer of the United Mine Work
ers, who was killed in a pistol duel
with G. W. Belcher and Walter Belk,
two Baldwin-Felts guards in this city,
Saturday night, was Justifiable In the
opinion of the coroner's jury which in
vestigated the affair this afternoon.
The jury was out for an hour. One
witness swore positively that Lippiatt
applied epithets to the detectives and
was the first to draw a weapon.
While the inquiry was In progress
Informations were filed in the district
court, charging Belk and Belcher with
the killing. -Bond was fixed at $10,000.
One Hundred Arrests
VANCOUVER, B. C. Aug. 19.—One
hundred arrests had been made up to
noon today in the coal mine strike zone
on Vancouver island. The president
of the miners' unions at Ladysmith,
Nanaimo and Cumberland are in jail
charged with rioting, and charges of
attempted murder and arson are yet
to be laid against some of the 100
who were taken to prison last night
William Stacouse, proprietor of the
largest barber shop and poolroom in
Nanaimo, and who has been very out
spoken in his support of the striking
miners, was among those arrested. His
clerk, a mere boy, was also arrested.
L W. W.s Convicted
MINOT, N. D., Aug. 19.—Twenty-one
defendants, including former Mayor
Arthur Leseuer and Street Commis
sioner Dewey Dorman, arrested during
the recent riots resulting from street
meetings conducted by Industrial
Workers of the World, late last night
were found guilty of blocking the
streets. Leseuer and Dorman were fined
$25 and costs and the others were
sentenced to 10 days at hard labor and
drew fines of $20 and costs.
Butte Trouble Settled
BUTTE, Mont, Aug. 19.—According
to O. M Partalow, secretary of the
Montana State Federation of Labor,
the striking electric linemen will be or
dered back to work tomorrow morning,
pending effort to arbitrate their diffi
culties with the employing companies.
Flat River Miner Shot
FLAT RIVER. Mo., Aug. 19.—Fifty
striking lead miners today made an
attack on the offices of the Federal
Lead company, but were repulsed by a
deputy sheriff and four office employes.
One miner was injured by a shot from
STATE BOARD ORGANIZES
V. S. MeClatchy President, W. T. Ellis
Secretary Reclamation Commission
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 19. —The state
reclamation board, with four new mem
bers in attendance, making seven In all,
held its initial meeting here today and
organized. V. S. MeClatchy of Sacra
mento was re-elected president, and
W. T. Ellis of Marysville was re-elect
ed secretary. This board will have
Jurisdiction of 1,750,000 acres In 14
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JOHNSON AND LISTER
READY FOR CONVENTION
Two Executives and More
Than Hundred Good Roads
Delegates in Eureka
EUREKA, Aug. 19. —Accompanied by
more than 100 delegates from the three
Pacific coast states, Governors Johnson
of California and Llßter of Washington
reached Eureka tonight to attend the
good roads rally which convenes to
The visitors traveled today from
Weaverville. Trinity county, over the
Trinity state highway in automobiles
and were escorted into the city by a
large delegation in autos, who went to
the end of the state highway to meet
Governor Johnson will open the rally
tomorrow morning with an address, in
troducing Governor Lister, who will
"The General Necessity of Good
Roads" will be the topic handled by
Other noted exponents of better
highways will follow the chief execu
tive with addresses.
Governors Lister and Johnson will be
the principal speakers tomorrow night
at a mass meeting In Occidental pavi
lion, at which Robert Newton Lynch
of San FTancisco, B. H. Burrell, United
States highway engineer, and Rufus R.
Wilson of Eureka also will speak.
CAMPBELL DEATH MISHAP
Leroy Gibson* Printer, Clenred of Blame
for Drowning In Surf
Leroy Gibson, a printer, who was ar
rested Monday pending an Investiga
tion into the supposed death by drown
ing of James M. Campbell, a pressman,
whose clothes were found on the ocean
beach, was released yesterday. The au
thorities were convinced that Camp
bell's death was accidental. According
to Gibson's story, Campbell went out
into the surf and suddenly disappeared
underneath a big breaker.
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THE M CALL
FIGHT STARTS ON
Californians Demand That
Adulterated Product of
Ohio Be So Labeled
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19.—Repre
sentatives of the California grape and
wine interests today took steps to re
open the question raised by the "three
secretary" ruling which set aside a
decision of the pure food board in 1910,
which held that eastern wines adul
terated with sugar and water should
be labeled imitation wines.
Protest was made to Chief of the
Bureau of Chemistery Alsberg by M.
F. Tarpey and other representatives of
the grape Interests that the "three sec
retary" ruling of previous adminis
tration was illegal in that statutory
law was set aside by administrative
officers of the government.
The Californians urged that the
whole question should be reopened.
Alsberg declared his hands were tied
by the former ruling, but he announced
his sympathy with the effort to secure
a reopening of the matter.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, Sec
retary of the Treasury MacVeagh and
Secretary of Commerce and Labor Na
gel, members of President Taft's cabi
net, made the famous "three secretary"
ruling which permitted the labeling of
the water and sugar wines as "Ohio
sweet wine" and "Missouri sweet wine."
without anything on the label indicat
ing the contents of sugar and water.
It Is believed this ruling will be sat
aside by the present administration.
HAMMOND, Ind., Ang. 10 Mat
Franzen, who was declared to be dead
by the superior court here two years
ago, is said to be alive in Idaho. He
filed a petition today claiming a por
tion of his estate in this county.
CLUBMEN TO SEE
PLAY ON SCREEN
Symphony Orchestra of 75
Men Will Present Music
Composed by Perlet
Annual Concert to Be Given
Tomorrow Afternoon in
Tivoli Opera House
Motion pictures of "The Fall of Ug"
as it was presented recently by the
Bohemian club under the redwoods
will be a feature of the annual Bohe
mian club concert tomorrow afternoon
in the Tivoli opera house.
A symphony orchestra of 75 men
i will present the music, which Herman
Perlet composed for that occasion, and
I Perlet himself will be the director.
The male chorus of husbandmen,
shepherds, huntsmen and warriors will
include 70 voices.
The program follows:
Story of the play.
Intermezzo, with views of the Bohemian forest.
Scene from "The Fall of Vg." In motion pic
tures, with orchestra and chorus, Henry L. Perry,
Scene from "The Fall of Vg" —"The Choice of
tbe Victim" and "The Fanatic Dance." in mo
tion pictures, with orchestra and spoken lines.
Scene, "The Prince's Prayer," with stereop
tlcon dissolving views and orchestra, Ralph
Phelps, soloist. Scene between the nri r " , e nnrl
Tripp, the fairy, in motion pictures, with dance
of the flying fairies and o-.chestra aud spoken
Bcenes, "The Human Sacrifice" and "Destruc
tion of the God of Fear," in motion plrtures,
with orchestra and chortia; soloist, Ralph Phelps.
SERIES OF ACCIDENTS
AT WILD WEST SHOW
Birth of Papoose Also Marks
Stay in Oakland; Crosses
The Oklahoma Ranch Wild West
Show, which, combined with the big
outfit which Frank J. Grifnn assem
bled at the Salinas Rodeo, is coming
to San Francisco for four days begin
ning Thursday, August 21, celebrated
its second day in Oakland yesterday
with a series of accidents and the birth
of a Cheyenne Indian papoose.
The first of the accidents was when
Tommy Douglas, the smallest cowboy
who ever "scratched a bronco," was
thrown from Rocking Chair, one of
the Salinas buckers, fracturing two
ribs and his collar bone.
Sharkey, the huge bull which never
yet has allowed a human bein« to stay
on his back more than eight seconds,
threw four men in four, seven, four
and eight seconds respectively.
"Big Boy" Jordan, an Oklahoma cow
puncher, was the man who tied the
best record ever made on Sharkey's
back by sticking eight seconds, but he
was finally pitched off with such a Jolt
that he was picked up unconscious and
remained so for more than two hours.
A bet of $1,000 in gold coin was made
yesterday between Mr. Griffin, tbe
owner of Sharkey, and W. E. Burlock.
representing the Oklahoma Ranch Wild
West Show, that the show will pro-
duce during the eight performances in
San Francisco a rider who will stay on
Sharkey's back for 1C seconds.
The route to be traversed by the
street parade Thursday morning will
be announced In the newspapers of that
LOS ANGELES, Ang. 19.—Elmer Van
cil, a barber, today in the superior
court pleaded guilty to having robbed
C. J. R- Carson, an elderly curio dealer
of this city, of diamonds valued at
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1913.
MRS. WRIGHT TOPS
SEAL ROCKS MARK
Swims Around Obstructions 50
Seconds Under Miss Nell
Cleaving a rough sea with powerful
strokes that sent her through the brine
like a regular mermaid, Mrs. Myrtle
Wright of the California Swimming
and Life Saving club, yesterday morn
ing made the difficult swim around the
Seal rocks in 50 seconds less than the
record time made several months ago
by Miss Nell Schmidt of Alameda.
Assisted by Captain Nelson of the
United States Life Saving station, Mrs.
Wright plunged into the breakers at
6:54 o'clock, while about 50 early
risers cheered her from vantage points
about the beach. Fourteen minutes
later she passed the fourth rock and at
7:28 o'clock she stepped ashore, seem
ingly none the worse for her long
Many who watched the start were
doubtful as to the finish, so unsettled
was the water, but after Mrs. Wright
had covered a mile and a half, the sea
WILL GO EAST TODAY
HiKh Court Members Ready for Toronto
and Others Will Attend Atlan
tic City Session
J. P. Murphy, D. J. Davis and J. E.
Emmons of this city; F. M Reed of
Sacramento, M. Chapman and G. Mc-
Glnnis of San Jose, delegates from the
high court of the Independent Order of
Foresters of California, will depart to
day for Toronto, Canada, to attend the
session of the supreme court of the
order. They will take literature and
souvenirs to advertise San Francisco's
fair in 1916.
William M. Klinger, grand chief
ranger of the Foresters of America in
California, and 33 other delegates will
depart tonight for Atlantic City to at
tend the convention of the supreme
court of the organization.
The delegates will try to land the
1915 convention for this city.
PARTNERS IN QUARREL;
ONE SHOT IN THE JAW
Thomas HofTmclre, Wounded by Charles
Le Bnrron, Will Not Prosecute
Thomas Hoffmeire, 1480 McAllister
street, was shot in the left side of the
jaw yesterday afternoon at Fourth and
Berry streets by his partner, Charles le
Barron, following a quarrel.
Hoffmeire was not seriously injured.
Le Barron gave himself up and was
charged with assault with a deadly
According to the police, Hoffmeire
will not prosecute. Hoffmeire and Le
Barron are agents for an eastern ma
CONSCIENCE GOADED HIM
Vincent La my, From Texas, Surrenders
to Police for Embezzlement
Vincent L. Lamy, former treasurer
for the Texas Bottling Manufacturing
company of Wichita Falls, Tex., gave
himself up to Detective Sergeant Dob
bin yesterday afternoon, saying he was
a fugitive from justice.
"My conscience troubled me," de
clared Lamy. "I could not sleep
Lamy said he embezzled the money
for an extravagant wife. The Texas
authorities have been advised of the
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ILL HEALTH DRIVES
MAN TO SUICIDE
A. H. Davis, Railroad Con
ductor, Shoots Himself in
Continued ill health is believed to
have Impelled A. H. Davis, a railroad
conductor, to commit suicide in the
wardrobe closet in his room in the Ho
tel Turpln yesterday morning;. Davis
shot himself through the right temple
with a large caliber revolver.
He was found huddled under tha
clothing in the closet.
Davis registered at the hotel Monday
night. He was seen in the hallway of
the building early in the forenoon.
When a maid attempted to open the
door of his room she discovered that if
Two letters were found in the room.
One was addressed to his wife in Mer
ced and trie other to the secretary of
the Order of Railway Conductors all
8524 West street, Berkeley.
Mrs. Davis has been notified of th«
Three men in lower Pacific street
yesterday held up Harold Ward, Fresno,
and robbed him ot $65.
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P the past week are still
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