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vol. xxxvi. NCJtaEIt 88. PRICE: 50 GENTS BY CARKIEK llildiil O\) PER MONTH THOUSANDS CHEER RACERS IN AUTOS; RECORD SMASHED Tremayne in No. One Car Makes San Bernardino in 1 Hr. 28 Mm. L A.-TO-PHOENIX RACE IS ON Drivers of Fourteen Monsters Contend for $2500 and Valuable Trophies BAN BERNARDINO, Nor. 6.—ln the *reat automobile race between Loh An gelM anil Phoenix, the former record for the distance to this city, one hour and fnrl>-seven nilnntes, was broken tonight by W. D. Tremayno in car No. 1. He left Lou ASg-ele* at 10:8* o'clock and wwi checked at thl» city at 12:33 o'clock. Car No. 2 arrived here at 12:40 o'clock, beating the record by two minutex. Car No. « arrived at 12:86 o'clock. Cur No. 8 arrived at 12:58 o'clock. Car No. 4 arrived at 1:04 o'clock. Car No. 8 arrived at 1:09 o'clock. Car No. 7 arrived at 1:17. Car No. 8 arrived »l I :M3. The great Los Angeles-Phoenix race is on. All througn the night fourt-en speed monsters, with mufflers wido open coughed their fiery blasts, awak ening every little hamlet en route, and swiftly plowing through dimly outlined roads, lined for milfs by hundreds of automobile parties and thousands more on foot, all eager to reach the gotl— the entrance to the Territorial Fair grounds at Phoenix. Bpfore Monday at noon the name of the winner of the greatest endurance, contest ever run In the west will be Hashed to e\«ry part of the civilized globe. In the presence of 10,000 people, pack ed along the sidewalks and into the streets from Third to the Plaza, th« fourteen cam lined up In their respec tive positions on Spring street in tue block between Second and Third last night, ready' for the start from in front of the Ho'.lenbeck. Promptly at 10.45 official starter Ed Maier, w.th his as sistants, W. D. Newerf and Harry Mason, and witn M. M. Mitchell as of ficial referee, took their stand on the NWt side of the street beside the coughing Pope-Hartford. Ropes hid previously been stretched by the poll™ department and the crowds were kept back. At .10:50 Announcer Pabst began to toll off the minutes, and at 10:i>4 Starter Miller tolled off the seconds. At 10:68 the first c.-ir got away amid the < lienrs of the assembled thousands. At five minute intervals a car was started, mid the streets oponed up by the po lice for easy progress. RKrOBII OF THE START The following are the entries, driv ers and time* of starting: Pope-Hartford, W. D. Tremalne, first car to get away, left 1 at 10:55 o'clock. Apperson. Harris Hanshue and M. W. Ferguson, 11 o'clock. Durocar, Charles Fuller Gates and A. Bryan, 11:05 o'clock. Parry. A. W. Horlne and L. M. Dull, 11:10 o'clock. Utseel-Kar, Harvey Herrlck and O. M. Kern, 11:15 o'clock. Rambler. Will Sheriff, Arthur gchrleber, 11:20 o'clock. Ohio, Ross Hen wood, Sid Graham, 11:25 o'clo:l:. Maxwell, Clarence Smith, Earl H. Faneher, 11:30 o'clock. Mercer, C. H. Bigelow, L. H. Harris, 11:35 o'clock. Abbott-Detroit, Robt. Spelgel, Al Berry, 11:40 o'clock. Ford, E. Roper Sterns, Charles Har ris, i 1:45 o'clock. Velle, J. H.- Stlckney, Bill Pratt, 11:50 o'clock. Franklin, Jp<l(^ Itamlin, Guy Ir win, 11:55 o'cToclff Knox, Joe Nlkrent, L. T. Nikrent, 12 o'clock. The paramount question Is, who will win? The first checking point on the long route is San Bernardino, and the first car should have reached there by 1:30 this morning. Every car will also be obliged to check at Dos Palms, Chuckawalla and Ehrenberg, at which latter place they will enter the con trol, to be started again at daybreak Monday, in the position in which they entered the control. From the river eastward Is where the battle will be fought, for the going will be much bet ter and supreme eiforts will be made to retrieve any lost time by any of the racers. • There Is considerable money wagered on the race, the Knox and Frankjin apparently first and second choice; but every car is a serious contender, and barring accidents, some of the smaller cars have an excellent chance of win ning. The Ohio Is apparently picked as the "dark horse," but like the shadow r; Itself the Parry must be rsoV-..<*! with among 1 the hitherto un tried cars on western courses. Notwithstanding the optimism exist ing in some quarters that the racing time to Phoenix will be lowered" sev eral hours, but few of the drivers in this famous race expect the running time to be less than 18 hours. While the roads are in better condition than last season, when it eomoa to hitting it up on the> desert Hands it will be the same old story of a weary plug, and in some places a ten-mile gait will be fast going. Bach of the drivers has been over the courses; some of them several times, and have their courses all laid out, but most of them are de pending more on Having time by hav ing caches of supplies well distributed and easy of access, so that, barring accidents, it will not be necessary for their motors to atop. » There Is a big national Interest In the outcome ofthe Los Angeles-Phoe nix race, for it is the one speed event where every condition of road must be met and conquered; and the prizes are large enough to have attracted several good eastern drivers; and if they have a good measure of success it will be possible next year to have double the number of entries, for it is the kind of a race that attracts manufacturers to demonstrate the re liability of their cars, and money and glory enough in it to secure the serv ices of many more prominent drivers. LOS ANGELES HERALD SOLDIERS DINE ON POISON PREPARED TO KILL RATS Fifteen Inmates of Connecticut Home 111 from Meal STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 8.-rFlftean Inmates of the state soldiers' homo, here are JUI today as the result of a meal of rat poison, of which they par took heartily yesterday. Through the carelessness of an at tendant a plate of broad and butter which had been prepared for exter minating rats was placed on one of the tables in the dining hall and the fifteen old men ate It. The promptness with which the steward at the home acted when he discovered the soldiers had devoured the bread and butter meant for tb» rats, is responsible for the (act that liltoon deaths did not follow. The instant the steward learned the soldiers had eaten the br.pad he called them to the hospital and administered drastic remedies. COURT ENDS LAST HOPE OF GRIPPEN Convicted Doctor Is Denied New Trial and Kill Be Hanged Next Tuesday i ■ (Associated Press) - LONDON, Nov. 6.—Dr. Hawley H. Crlppen, convicted of the murder of his wife. Belle Elmore, the actress, played his last card today and lost. He will be hanged November 8. The criminal court of appeals heard his appeal from the conviction in. the lower court and decided against him on all points. The court refused to grant a new trial and confirmed the order of execution, which will be car ried out" Tuesday. ' » The hearing of the appeal of Dr. Hawley Crlppen drew another great crowd to the New Bailey court today. Justices Darling, Channell and Pick ford heard the appeal. CRITPEN PALE IN DOCK Crlppen was brought to the court house but kept In a cell pending a decision on an appeal against Justice Ridley's ruling that he could not at tend the proceedings.. This ruling was set aside and Crlppen was brought into the dock. He was very pale and evi dently had lost strength since his con viction. . ' The prisoner's counsel was the same as appeared for him at his trial. The principal grounds on which they based their appeal were that: First—That one Juror having been taken ill during the trial was removed from the court by physicians without being In the custody of an officer. Second—The identity of the corpse found in the cellar of the Crippen home has not been established; and Third—That the crown's rebutting evidence had been improperly admit ted. COFRT RfTLES ADVERSELY Solicitor Tobin said it was not charged that anyone had tampered with the juror while he was temporar ily excused, but that an • important principle of law was involved. » In reply the crown offered the evi dence of a bailiff that the Juror was in his charge throughout his illness. Deciding this point, the court ruled the temporary separation of the jury did not affect the trial. Changed as he was physically Crip pen maintained his composure even in the trying moment when he heard his doom pronounced. Once the court's decision was announced a warden touched the prisoner on the shoulder and without a word or gesture he turned and left the dock. He was conducted at once to Penionville prison. Those who have seen Crippen during his imprisonment say that his bearing has never changed from, the moment of his arrest. He sleeps soundly, eats heartily and passes much time read ing. Miss Leneve has visited him in the prison three times. PHYSICIAN OFFERS $50,000 TO LOCATE MRS. CRIPPEN NEW YORK, Nov. s.—To back his belief that Belle Elmore, the wifo of 'Dr. Hawloy Crippen, still lives, Dr. J. M. Munyon of Philadelphia offered a reward here tonight of $50,000 to any one who will produce her. "I will even pay it to the woman herself," he said, "if she will come for ward in time to save her husband. "I believe," continued Dr. Munyon, who formerly employed Crippen, "that either the woman is hiding to carry out one of the most consummate revenges in the annals of jealousy, or else she has carried an advertising game too far. I never could be persuaded that Crippen killed his wife. He, was too gentle a man." Dr. llunyon said he had received several letters from persons who knew Mrs. Crippen, stating they had seen her alive In this country recently. WILLOWS MAKES CHANNEL CROSSING IN DIRIGIBLE Young Welsh Aviator Forced by Accident to Descend CORBEHEM, Prance, Nov. s.—Cruist Willows, the young Welshman, and his crew, who attempted a London to Paris flight in a dirigible balloon, crossed the English channel successfully, but was obliged to descend here in Pas do Calais province, southeast of the Strait of Dover, because of a rupture of a tube which permitted sertouse loss of gas. Willows plans to resume the trip to Paris tomorrow morning. In landing, the under structure of the airship was damaged and repairs arc being effected. The aeronauts left Wormwood Scrubba, near London, at 3:25 o'clock yesterday. They slipped over the English coast at 6:30 last evening *hd for two hours were lost In a fog that hung over tho channel. During this time they suf fered intensely from cold. At 8:30 o'clock they sighted ttya French coast. They floated about In the darkness until 2 o'clock, this after noon, when they descended. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER (>, 1010. JOHNSON WILL BE BURIED UNDER A 60,000 PLURALITY Democrats Confident of Carrying at Least 47 of 58 Cali fornia Counties BETTING IS 10 TO 6 ON BELL San Francisco and Los Angeles Both Will Be Wrested from G. 0. P., Is Predicted fSpecial to The Herald] SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. s.—State ment of R. H. De Witt, chairman Dem ocratic state central committee: "Reports from all parts of California from both Democratic and Republican sources point to but one result. Bell and Sppllacy -will bury Johnson and Wiillm « under a plurality of 60,000 and upward. We will tarry at least 47 of TiR counties. Our majority in San Francisco will be from 15,000 to 18,000. Reports from Los Angeles indicate that we will carry that county. The Repub. lican majorities in the counties of the southland will be swept aside and Bell and Spellacy will come up to the Te hachapi with a substantial lead. "The clean, manly, dignified cam paign pursued by our standard-bearer, as contrasted with that of his opponent will prove a material factor in this re sult. The long, hard fight of sixteen years made by Mr. Bell against special privileges and for equal rights to all, with the broad constructive policies with which he has gone before the peo ple in this campaign have won for him the commendation and Support of discriminating voters throughout the length and breadth of California and independent Republican voters have fiockfd to his standard by the thou sands." O. O. P. GIVES NO FTGCREB The Republican managers issued a statement tonight asserting that John son would carry the state by the largest plurality ever given a guber natorial candidate. They gave no figures on the state. Johnson spoke for the last time at the Star theater tonight. He failed again to answer the questions which Frank P. Herlng of Indiana has been putting to him nightly. He contented himself with saying that he thought the people did not believe the charge. Hering repeated his questions at the Novelty theater. He produced v ilittlt. check from the United Railroad*' to Hiram Johnson. The audience cheered for nearly a quaVter of an hour. Her lng had to ask the people frequently to withhold their applause so that he could finish his speech. More than $200,000 has been bet in San Francisco in the last few days. The betting commissioners assert that at least $150,000 has been put up on Bell. The odds have receded from 2 to 1 onfjohnson to 10 to 6 on the Dem ocratic candidate. Oddtf of 10 to 6 also a*e offered that Bell will carry San Francisco, but a feeling that the result In the Bay city will be close is indicated by the plac ing of several wagers that Bell will carry it by 3500. HERE'S IJSSNER'S STATEMENT The statement issued by Meyer Lissner, chairman of the Republican state central committee, was as fol lows: •'Hiram W. Johnson will be elected governor of California Tuesday next by the largest vote ever given a can didate for governor in this state. He will carry with him the entire Repub lican ticket. * "Reports received from all over the state show that there has been no fall ing off of the normal Republican strength In any individual county, while almost every county that gave Bell a plurality four years ago will either reverse the figures In -favor of Johnson or will give Bell a much re duced vote. "This applies even to Bell's own county. "In tlie southern part of the state the plurality in Los Angeles county alone will be in the. vicinity of 20,000. In all probability Johnson will carry San Francisco. The plurality of 3700 that Bell received in Sacramento four years ago will be turned into a plural ity for Johnson. Alameda county will give Johnson 10,000 plurality, and Santa Clara county in the vicinity of 3000. "Johnson will take from Bell the. en tire Republican disaffection that voted with the Democratic candidate four years ago, and will add to that vote a strong Democratic following opposed to the Southern Pacific political machine." *—• 2 SEAMEN ONLY SURVIVORS OF WRECKED SHIP'S CREW TENERIIT TE, Canary Island.% Nov. s.—Two seamen, the sole survivors, ar rived here today and told of the loss of the Anglo-Alperhin liner Kurdistan off Sicily, October 20. The steamer carried a crew or forty. The number of passengers is not known. The survivors reached here on the Gorman steamer Santa UrsuUi. The Kurdistan was long overdue at Mar seilles, and yesterday the owners sent a vessel to search for her. She sailed from Manchester October 17. The survivors were drifting In a life boat when October 21 they were picked up by the British ship Vlncente, which transferred them to the .Santa Ursula November 2. THREE PASSENGERS ABOARD LONDON, Nov. 5. —The owners state that three women were the only pas sengers on tho Kurdistan when the latter left Manchester. 1000 TO SEARCH FOR MAN DENVER, Nov. B.—One thousand volunteer Methodists will engage In a (search tomorrow for Samuel F. Wood. aged 92 years, who has been missing fi his homo in North Denver for three days. The hunt will be directed by C"hi«*f of Police Armstrong. Rela tives of "Wood fear he has perished from exposure. FREDERICKS AND THE KING WILL CASE RECORD OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY HIMSELF SHOWS THAT HE HAS ACTED IN A MANNER UNWORTHY OF HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AND THAT HE HAS BEEN FALSE TO THE TRUST IMPOSED IN HIM BY THE VOTERS OF THE COUNTY DURING the present campaign a great deal has been said about District Attorney Fred ericks' connection with the King will case. The Herald believes that the district attor ney's record in that matter is made perfectly plain by court records and letters to which his own name was signed, and by statements which he has made during the campaign. And in this article The Herald, proposes to confine itself to the, record as made by District Attorney Fredericks himself. ! First, it must be borne in mind that at the time the King will case came up District At torney Fredericks had been elected by the votes of the people of Los Angeles county to the very responsible office of district attorney, and by this choice of the people had been entrusted with the duty of enforcing the criminal laws of the state in Los Angeles county during his term of office. He had taken an oath of office to enforce these laws and to discharge the duties of his office as prescribed by law. Section 4256 of the political code in defining the duties of the district attorney among oth er things provides: "The district attorney is the public prosecutor and MUST INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS BEFORE MAGISTRATES FOR THE ARREST OF PERSONS charged with, or reasonably suspected of, public offenses WHEN HE HAS INFORMATION THAT ANY SUCH OFFENSES HAVE BEEN COMMITTED." Bearing in mind this provision of the law imposing a duty upon District Attorney Frerl ! cricks which he had sworn to fulfill, let us see exactly what his record in the King will case, as 1 made out by himself, is. The records of the superior court of Los Angeles show that on July Oth what purported to i be a will executed by Michael King, a citizen of Los Angeles county, who died, leaving an es -1 tate of something over $100,000, was filed for probate. On August 29th another document pur porting to be a will of Michael King, bearing a later date than the one filed on July 9th, was filed for probate. This second will made a disposition of the property different from that con tained in the first will. On October 3d a^omplaint attacking both of these, wills was filed at the instance of certain plaintiffs claiming to be the heirs of Michael King. This complaint pur ported to have been drawn by District Attorney Fredericks and was signed with his name as one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the action. As a ground for attacking these wills THE COMPLAINT THAT WAS SIGNED BY FREDERICKS ALLEGED THAT THE SECOND WILL AND THE FOUR CODICILS TO THE FIRST WILL WERE FOR GERIES. AND THAT THE FORGERIES HAD BEEN PERPETRATED BY ONE LUCY KING. District Attorney Fredericks during the present campaign has stated that in point of fact the four* codicils to the first will were not forgeries, and that the first will was a perfectly genu ine document, BUT THAT THE SECOND WILL WAS A COMPLETE FORGERY. The,forgery of a will under the laws of the state of California is a felony, and any person committing such a crime is subject to imprisonment in the penitentiary. On October 3d, when the complaint was filed, and for some time prior thereto, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FREDERICKS MUST HAVE KNOWN THAT THE GRAVE CRIME OF FORGERY, WHICH WAS A FELONY. HAD BEEN COMMITTED AND WHO COM MITTED IT, BECAUSE HE SO STATED IN THE COMPLAINT WHICH HE DREW, OR ASSISTED IN DRAWING, WHICH' WAS SIGNED WITH HIS NAME AND' WHICH, UNDOUBTEDLY UPON HIS ADVICE, WAS SWORN TO BY HIS CLIENTS. Under the law above quoted, which says that "The district attorney * * * must institute proceedings before magistrates for the arrest of persons * * * reasonably suspected of public offenses when he has information that any such offenses have been committed," it became Dis trict Attorney Fredericks' duty to procure the arrest of Lucy King for having committed the felony of forgery, the moment he had information that the forgery had been committed. John Gales, the husband of one of the plaintiffs in the case, has stated that he demanded that Fred iaicks should arrest and prosecute the forger, but as that is a statement outside of Mr. Fred- I^PtkY record, we will lot it pass. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT NECESSARY IN ORDER TO IMPOSE A DUTY ON A PUBLIC OFFICER THAT SOMEBODY SHOULD DEMAND THATfcE PERFORM HIS DUTY. AH that is necessary is that a condition shall arise re quiring nim to perform his duty, and that he shall become aware of that condition. That such condition had arisen on October 3d when the complaint was filed we have seen. Had District Attorney Fredericks done his duty and proceeded fo arrest and prosecute the forger after he be came aware that the crime of forgery had been committed, THAT ACT UPON HIS PART WOULD HAVE ESTABLISHED THE FORGERY OF THE WILL, AND IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN NECESSARY FOR THE PLAINTIFFS, WHO WERE MR. FRED ERICKS' CLIENTS, TO HAVE PAID AN ATTORNEY FOR SEEING THAT THEIR RIGHTS WERE PROTECTED AGAINST A FORGERY COMMITTED BY A CRIM INAL. But in place of discharging his duty, this is what District Attorney Ffedericks did: On October 3d, the same day on which the complaint was filed charging the forgery, Dis trict Attorney Fredericks wrote a letter to John Gales, who represented the plaintiffs who were attacking the will, addressing him t as "My Dear Friend" and saying that the parties who were attacking the will should come to town on October 10th. Writing for himself and for Governor Gage, the attorney whom he had associated with him, District Attorney Fredericks says in this letter: "We have filed contests now to both* wills. Governor Gage thinks it better that \ye should make some arrangement in regard to fees, expenses, etc., AS IT SEEMS LIKELY WE WILL HAVE A PROTRACTED CONTEST." A iacsimile copy of this letter signed by Mr. Fredericks was published in the Evening Express during the progress of this campaign, and Mr. Fredericks has not attempted to deny it. That the parties did come to town in pursuance ''of the request made in his letter, and "make an arrangement in regard to fees, expenses, etc.," is shown by the fact that a contract was entered into between District Attorney Fredericks and Mr. Gage and their clients, the plaintiffs in the will contest, bearing date of October 10th, by the terms of wl-ich contract the attorneys one of which was Mr. Fredericks, WERE TO RECEIVE ONE-HALF OF THE SHARE OF THE ESTATE RECOVERED IN THE CONTEST. So we find that in place of District Attorney Fredericks discharging a duty imposed upon him by the law above quot ed, of instituting proceedings before a magistrate for the arrest of the person suspected of having committed the public offense of forgery when he had information that such offense had been committed, and thereby establishing the fact that the will and codicils were forgeries, and so making it unnecessary for citizens to employ attorneys to establish the fact that a crime had been committed, he wrjtes a letter intended to scare his clients by telling them that "It seems likely that we will have a protracted contest," and when these clients appear, gets a con tract out of them for half of the money which they will recover in the contest, for his and an other attorney's services in establishing the fact tWat the will was a forgery and a crime had been committed. Furthermore, the record shows that there was no occasion for the ''protracted contest" which District Attorney Fredericks had threatened his clients with in his letter to them of Oc tober 3d FOR AFTER THE MATTER CAME INTO THE HANDS OF THE DIS TRICT ATTORNEY OF THIS COUNTY, WHO HAD THE POWER TO PROSE CUTE TFIE FORGER AND SEND HER TO THE PENITENTIARY, the parties who would have been benefited by the forged will agreed to a compromise by which not only the second will but the first will also was set aside, a different distribution than was provided for in the genuine will was made of Michael King's estate, and incidentally District Attorney Fredericks had paid to him a fee as shown upon the records of many thousands of dollars. Furthermore, no prosecution was evr>r Instituted for tills rrlme by Mr. Fredericks, although, as is shown by the complaint prepared and signer! by him and swo rn to by his clients, he had full knowledge that a felony had been committed. This is the reason which he give s f or no t having prosecuted the criminal for the com mission of felony. In a speech made during theppre setn t campaign he said: "There was undoubtedly a delicate situation there. I believed, and do believe, that the people who forged that will were the people we were fighting in the civil suit, and it was nec essary I should be absolutely square with Scott (the attorney for the other side) and that I should not attempt to urge the criminal law to squeeze him into a statement." Thus we see that, according io his own statement. District Attorney Fredericks, by accepting emuloymrnt In an action where the fncts involved the investigation of the commission of the crime of felony, put himself In such a delicate 1 p sition as made It inexpedient for him to attempt to enforce the criminal law « of the state. We submit that no more damning case showing that a man has aoted unworthy of the official Tuition that he holds has been false to the trust imposed In him by the people, and has for his own persniuil advan tage failed to discharge his sworn duty as an officer, could be made out against a public official than is made out against District Attorney Fredericks by the record and the statements which lie himself hai made in tho ran there bo any doubt In the mind of any reasonable man that Mr. Fredericks did get an advantage out of his official position which gave him the power to institute a prosecution against the forger of the second will which he says was a forgery, and so denounced in the complaint which was signed by him self? Can there be any doubt that his official position carried with it such terrors to the people guilty of the forgery that they were glad to accept a compromise by which they not only abandoned all effort to sustain the will but consented to the first or genuine will being set aside and a different distribution being made of the property of Michael King than was pro vided for in the genuine will—a distribution very much to the disadvantage of the people giv ing this consent? Tt Is Incredible that the people of the county of Los Angeles should wish their oounty tn continue to hn represented by a man who has made this record in an office which in many ways is tho most important office In the county. miVf^T 1 COPTIC • dah,y *«• on trains so. OJJ.I ULIJ KjKJX J.li<O . SUNDAYS 60. ON TRAINS 10* JOHNSON'S BITTER ATTACK ON EDITOR STARTS BIG ROW Republican Veteran in San Fran cisco Writes a Scathing An swer-Will Vote for Bell SHINDY AMUSES DEMOCRATS Family Squabble Between G. 0. P. Factions Intensified by Ver bal Assault of Candidate One of the most beautiful features of the present campaign to Democratic wyes Is the lovely shindy that is on between the two wings of the g. o. p. in this state. The most recent expres sion of it is found in a letter from a San Francisco Republican which is be ing- extensively circulated in San Fran cisco and the northern part of the state and which wo publish herewith. It will bo recalled that on the night of August 5 last the Republican candi date for governor delivered a speech in Los Angeles, in tho course of which he took occasion to pay his respects to the editor of our Republican morning contemporary, Gen. H. O. Otis. The language of Mr. Johnson's .reference to the editor of his own party was too "unparliamentary" to admit of its be ing reproduced in The Herald, which rather prides itself upon observing the amenities toward its journalistic! confreres. In fact it was too strong to be used in any way save in a family row, and therefore it was reproduced and featured by our Republican even ing contemporary, the Epress, as its contribution to party harmony in the ranks of the g. o. p. Now Mr. Johnson's philippic against the veteran Republican editor has been taken up by a veteran Republican and United States soldier of San Fran cisco, who makes HIS contribution to party harmony in the ranks of the g. o. p. in the form of the following letter: AN OPEN LETTER San Francisco, Nov. 4, 1910. To the Republican state central committee and to every Ameri can citizen in California: I am a veteran of the Civil war and lifelong Republican. I have Just read ' a part of the campaign speech recently delivered by Mr. Hiram Johnson in Los Angeles and referring to General Harrison Gray Otis, which is as follows: "He sits there in senile dementia with gangrened heart and rotting brain, grimacing at every reform, chattering inipotently at all things that are decent, frothing, fuming, violently gibbering, going down to his grave in snarling infamy. This man Otis is the one blot on the banner of Southern California; he is the bar sinister upon your es cutcheon. My friends, he is the one thing that all California looks at when in looking at Southern Cr' I fornia, they see anything that is disgraceful, depraved, corrupt, crooked and putrescent—that Is Harrison Gray Otis." SCORES JOHNSON • This is the language applied by a, candidate for the high and dignified office of governor of California to an American soldier, to a citizen of our country who risked his blood and his life for his country's de fens© in the darkest days of our civil war, and whose bravery and honorable service brought him dis tinction and glory and the tribute of his country's praise even before Johnson was born. This is the lan guage addressed by Mr. Johnson to a general of the army of the United States, who not "in senile demen tia" but with tlu judgment and calm consideration of maturer age and with the undoubted right to let younger men go to the front, ■ only a few years ago again patri otically offered his service to the nation and under the stars and stripes again served with honor and distinction in active warfare in the Philippines, WHILE YOUNGER JOHNSON REMAINED IN CAL IFORNIA. Such language as this I venture to say no respectable man would care to apply to a dog. far less to an honored soldier of the republic. I would not care to be responsible for such language ' to the meanest and lowest cur on earth, yet Mr. Johnson does not . hesitate to apply it to a distin guished officer of the army of our nation. I may not myself agree with all the policies that General Otis has advocated as a private citizen. I may myself perhaps not altogether agree with some of the views which he holds and has ex pressed as an editor, but I hope I may never live to see the day when any difference of opinion will per mit mo to say in the declining days of one who has offered his life on the altar of 1113 country's honor that "with gangrened heart and rotting brain ho is going down to his grave in snarling infamy, that anything that is disgraceful, depraved, corrupt, crooked and putrescent—that is Harrison Gray Otis." What a lesson In patriotism, what a tribute to gallantry and valor and honor! What an incen tive to sacrifice or blood and limb and life in our country's service, and, mind you, these words were not uttered in defense of a great principle. OR EVEN IN SUPPORT OF EITHER SIDE OF AN IN DUSTRIAL DISPUTE; they were used merely In panting and anx ious quest for personal political ofttre, and Is it In the least sur prising' that such Inflammatory language from so prominent a source should be absorbed by ex cited fanatics and followed by dy namiting and murder? "LESSON IN PATRIOTISM", If the people of California can indorse such sentiments and such language by electing tho man who uttered them governor of this state, then Let these words as ap plied to a distinguished general of our army by a governor of the state of California be printed as a lesson in patriotism on the first 5 CENTS I (Continued on I'aga Xwo).