PRICE: 50 GENTS BY CARKIEK
llildiil O\) PER MONTH
RACERS IN AUTOS;
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
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
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
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,
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,
Maxwell, Clarence Smith, Earl H.
Faneher, 11:30 o'clock.
Mercer, C. H. Bigelow, L. H. Harris,
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,
Franklin, Jp<l(^ Itamlin, Guy Ir
win, 11:55 o'cToclff
Knox, Joe Nlkrent, L. T. Nikrent,
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
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
COURT ENDS LAST
HOPE OF GRIPPEN
Convicted Doctor Is Denied New
Trial and Kill Be Hanged
- 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
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
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
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
Democrats Confident of Carrying
at Least 47 of 58 Cali
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
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
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
•'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
"This applies even to Bell's own
"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
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
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
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
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
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*
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
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
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
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