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SACRAMENTO. May 19.— It was af- I ter 10 o'clock this morning when Chair man Burnett called the convention to j order, and 'asked whether the commit- j tee on platform and resolutions was \ ready. to report.; John F. Davis,- chair- j man of. the committee,', replied that the' report was ready, but before reading it he desired to say to the convention that the committee had been Inundated with resolutions pertaining to State matters,, and that : it had been ; decided • to \ table all such resolutions,'; as the-proper place j for their consideration would 'be ¦ in ,the; conventlon to be 'held 'in .-'•> He; then read' the , report, /which was -• f re- j qnently interrupted : by -applause. -\ . I .The section 7 instructing delegates, to i vote . for President j Roosevelt's | nomina- f tion . was .greeted with great -applause: The - report was j adopted- by a* rising vote.. J, ' ; ".-ii '.-. •' ; .' ¦¦.:. ," ., ;: T -¦-. ". • > Chairman : Burnett • called ! for; nomina tions for. fourjdelegates at, large to' the national convention. ,'. George) Stone '<> of i San Francisco' moved "that all seconding! i- ,». iiil i t mi ii r^iiai^Mi i~i rft i ¦T~TYi*^Si|| T *1 ) > *1 t iiif iif ij'i1 IT lit! ""> is>iil i J • speeches be eliminated. This plan met with v the approval of • the convention. , XO3IIXATIOX OF. GOVERNOR. I^rankH. Short was recognized i and placed . Governor j George C. - Pardee In nomination.'; He said: ,< . ->. ¦ ¦ 'The agreeable 1 honor has been ' assigned to me. to place .before this, convention as one of the ' delegates < at ' large to the ' convention the name of the Governor of California,- the Hon. George «C., 'Pardee.;'. Before^ proceeding I desire to apologize for, an error wnicn ; I ; made . ye*« Continued on Page . 3, Column 1. Special Dispatch >. to The . Call. - Proceedings, of the Representatives of the^ Party- at the Notable Ses sion Which Is Being .Held: in Gapitalof the;State. officials say that Northern Morocco is overrun by brigands,, who' have com mitted many depredations lately. Moroccan troops have been operating against the brigands, but' owing to the insurrection and state of anarchy ex isting the troops were unsuccessful. The locality where the captives have been, taken Is distinctly under Moor ifh authority,, neither French nor Spanish Influence being established there. • . . ; LONDON. May 20.— The' Tangier cor respondent of the Times says; .• • • "Nows received from Perdicaris and Variley is to the effect that they were kept traveling throughout - the entire night of their capture to the mountains and will probably be taken further In land to-night." The event has caused a panic here and many persons* residing outside the town are flocking in. The Moors seem to have lost all fear of the European powers.'* ST. LOUIS. May, 19. — The ladles of the," State delegation of the General Federation of Women's Clubs kept open house in the State buildings this afternoon. The plateau of States was alive with visiting parties," the most enthusiastic of ' which probably was that in the California building, where between 4 and 6 o'clock visiting Cali fornia* club women were received by Commissioner Frank Wiggins and Sec retary E. B. Willis, assisted by Mrs. Wiggins, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. G. Hecke, Mrs. W. H. Weilbye,,Mrs. G. C. Roe ding and the MissesEdith Barrett and May Wright. Light'refreshments were served and music was supplied by the talented guests. Commissioner Wiggins and Secretary Willis, Assisted by Their Wives, Receive Visitors to Fair. >.\ *". CLUB WOMEN" ENTERTAINED AT CALIFORNIA BUILDING Colorado Woman and Her Son Are Shot and Killed While Returning to Their Home. CORTEZ. Colo., May 19. — When driving to their home near Arlola last night Mrs. C. W. Herman and her son, Frank Ingles, were shot and killed by Marshall Humphreys, < who. rode into town and surrendered himself -to the Sheriff. There had been a feud be tween the two families.. FA31ILY FEUD • EXDS • .' ; IN AX. ASSASSINATION i Boulder Creek, increased from $1000 to $1100; Dinuba. $1100 to $1200; Los Banos. $1200 to $1300; Ocean Park. $1500 to $1700; Pacific Grove. $1800 to $2000; Paso Roblea. , $1500 to $1000; Placervllle, $1700 to $1800; Pomona, $2300 to $2400; Randsburg, $1000 to $1100; Redondo. $1200 to $1400; Sacramento. $3300 to $3400; San Jaclnto, $1300 to $1400: San Mateo, $1700 to $1000: Santa Clara, $2000 to $2100; Sausallto, $1700 to $1SOO; Slason, $14CO to $1500; South Pasadena. $1500 to $1700; Stock ton. $3000 to $3100: Truckee. $1700 to $1800; Upland. $13U0 to $1500; W1IUU, $1300 to $1500: Crescent City. $10CO to $1100; Eastland, $1500 to $1700; Newman. $1300 to $1400; Oxnard. $1800 to $1000; I Palo Alto, ?2-'(K) to $2300; Petaluma. $23CO to $2400; Point Richmond. $1200 to $1400;,PortervilIe, ?1700 to $1SOO: Red Bluff. $2100 to $2200; Redwood City. $1600 to $1700; Sanger. $1200 to $1300; San Leandro. $1400 to $1500: San Pedro, $1600 to $1800; Santa Monica. $1800 to $2000; Sebastopol, $1400 to $1500- Soldiers' HT>me. $1000 to $1100; Stan, ford University $1700 to $1SOO: Susanville. $1200 to $1300; Tulare. $1700 to StSOO;-Whit tier. $1700 to $1900; Yuba City. $1300 to $1400. WASHINGTON, May 19.— The First Assistant Postmaster General an nounced to-day th^ following ad ditional readjustment of salaries of postmasters in California offices: Work of Readjusting Pay Rolls Is Still hi Progress at Washington and California!!* Are Benefited. MANY. MORE POSTMASTERS HAVE SALARIES INCREASED INTERESTING ADDRESSES MADE BEFORE CONVENTION AU DIENCE . tSACRAMENTO, May 19.— The harmony in the Republi can State Convention was so well sustained throughout all the deliberations of the body that there Is talk of transfer ing the World's Congress of Peace from The Hague to Sac ramento. • . ¦ The convention adjourned sine die this forenoon. Judge 'A. G. Burnett of Santa Rosa, the ; presiding officer, was thanked collectively and separately • for keeping the. peace. Blessed are the peacemakers, and every one ought to know what they shall Inherit. ... : . .'" . : - In proposing the names of Governor George C.Pardee, John D. Spreckels, J. W.- McKlnley and George A. Knight for delegates at large to the National Republican .Conven tion,, able and dignified speeches were made by Frank H. Short of Fresno, M. L. iWard of San Diego,' and Senator Thomas H. Selvage and Judge G. "W. Hunter of Humboldt. D. W. Burchard of San Francisco in original and happy style nominated A. Ruef as alternate for. John D. Spreck els. Cordial and prolonged applause of the ' convention signified to. Mr. Ruef that the delegates who had observed his youthful aspect and jaunty style desired to hear him talk. He gratified the desires of his fellow Republicans in a speech of appropriate brevity and extreme f»licity. No. one disturbed the peace. Seme of the delegates were reminded of -the zeal of new converts, while others quoted the, familiar adage concerning the ' lamp ~ and the sinner. r ; ¦.. j'^ ;.¦¦-¦: . • .', ¦. •' ¦¦¦'• . . • ..'¦-. . . • i The announcement was made that all the delegates from California to. the Republican . National 'Convention would ; meet at the Palace Hotel, Jan \ Francisco, next Sat urday' forenoon*. . Topics !' relating to' the route ~ot travel to. Chicago and' subjects pe'rtaining to rules of action' may be' discussed. '' ) '"' "..',"* * •'; The duty of appointing an executive committee of twen ty-one members to assist the' State Central 1 Committee In conducting; the affairs of the campaign- devolves, upon 'Judge; Burnett, 'chairman of the. convention. : " In duetime he will -'the names. Shortly after the announce ment the committee will' select some one to"' be known as chairman of the 1 Republican State Committee. Peace and National Progress Is Desi re of the Party. GOSHEN. 5 N. Y., May 19.— Mrs. Wright, a widow who for years con ducted a stationery business in New York City and who, is -said to possess considerable means, will leave this week for Oakland,' Cal;, to wed Charles E. Wright. Jr., a motorman. Mrs. Wright is young-.and charming and has three children. Her pros pective'husband,* who is no relation, is a native of this village. He Went to New York several, years ago and was employed on a Broadway line. Then he obtained a» position' , in Mrs. Wright's store and -worked for her three years. When he left for Cali fornia It was with the- understanding that she would soon follow him. Will Leave Her Home in the East This Week to Join Her Prospective If tisband. " i WEALTHY WIDOW TO WED AX OAKLAND MOTORMAN PROMINENT REPUBLICANS WHO TOOK AN ACTIVE l PART ; IN. THE PROCEEDINGS- OF THE REPUBLICAN STATECON VENTION WHEN'THE. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE, PARTY NAMED THE DELEGATES TO THE . SESSION ,; OF THE NATIONAL POLITICAL LEADERS IN AN EASTERN METROPOLIS.. I J SAN MATEO, Mav 19.— Mrs.. Green, wife of J. C. Green, and her sister. Miss Gibbons, had ' a marvelous escape from death here, this morning while driving on B street in a low back open buggy. A runaway horse attached ' to a wagon came upon them and instead of going around their • buggy, which had drawn to one side, the maddened ani mal leaped directly, upon top of them, dragging the wagon. The first stroke of the animal's hoofs tore away the seat and the next in stant the buggy was overturned and for several . seconds the unfortunate women were, struggling beneath both vehicles. Then both horses dashed away, leav ing the injured women lying under a laprobe. Those who witnessed the af fair, and rushed to the rescue expected that both women were killed outright, but they had escaped death. Dr. Nor ris, who attended them, found that no bores were broken, but the shock and bruises will confine them to their homes for some time. Miss Gibbons was painfully injured. Special Dispatch to The Call. Among the losses were about $10,000 worth of Jewels, chiefly diamond orna ments of MrsV Turner*. , A- guard has been placed around the grounds to protect it from possible thieves^search ing in the ruins for valuables. Turner had Just completed numerous" improve ments and interior decorations for the house and grounds, which made it one of the most luxurious homes in San Mateo. He will probably rebuild a new and more elegant mansion. \ • ' The origin of the fire is not .known, but it is supposed to have been caused by a wire, as itstarted In the garret. SAN MATEO, May 19— The fine man sion of Thomas R. Turner, the capital ist and oIL operator, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The loss is about $20,000 and the property ¦ was partially insured. Special Dispatch to The ' Call, Mling Accident on a Street in San Mateo. " Disastrous Fife, at a San Mateo Residence. MAD HORSE DASHES ON TWO WOMEN RICH GEMS ARE LOST IN FLAMES It is affirmed that, the British and United States Governments have be gun negotiations with Fraissouli, and that they are asking the French Gov ernment to ask for the protection of the prisoners. "European residents ex pect that France will send warships here immediately, but In consequence of the native feeling, such a step would be likely to arouse anger. PARIS. May 19. — The French Gov ernment has not received a report of the capture of Perdicaris and Variley by the brigands near Tangier. The Fraissouli has notified Mohamed El Torres, the representative at Tangier for .foreign affairs of the Sultan of Morocco, that he requires the removal of th* Sultan's troops from his dis trict, the removal of the Governor of Tangier and the release of a number of imprisoned bandits. When these conditions are complied with Fraissou 1: will notify Mohamed El Torres of the course he proposes to pursue with the captives. Fraissouli, who is already more than twenty hours' march from Tangier with his prisoners, has announced that he will impose further conditions for their release Perdicaris, who Is 70 years old, is In ill health. Perdlcaris is of Greek origin, but is a naturalized citizen of the United States. He is very wealthy and has lived in Tangier for years. He married an English woman; whose eon Is his companion in captivity. Foreigners are much excited by this bold raid so near Tangier, and attri bute it to the supineness of the Gov ernment in failing to punish the ban dits, who last year captured Walter B. Harris, the correspondent in Morocco of the London Times, and their fail ure to deal with general lawlessness. FRAISSOULI NAMES TERMS. This means that the United States and Great Britain expect the Sultan to pay a ransom, should FraLssouli de mand it, and there should be afforded no other way to save the lives of the captives. It is expected that two or three days will bring forth a demand for a ransom from the bandits, accom panied by the usual alternative that the captives will be shot at a certain lime unless the price of liberty is forth coming. The case is not unlike that of Miss Ellen Stone, the missionary who was kidnaped in Bulgaria. TANGIER, Morocco, May 19.— An American citizen named Perdicaris and his stepson, a British subject, were car ried off by the bandit Fraissouli 'and his followers last night and doubtless will be held for a heavy ransom. The cap tives were staying at Perdicaris' sum mer residence, only three miles from Tangier, when the bandits attacked and captured them. Gummere, upon being informed of the outrage, conferred with the British Minister, who also had been appealed to. They acted with great prompti tude. Deeming the Government re sponsible for such a violation of public Kecurity, they at once sent a runner to request the Sultan's deputy to accede to the demands of the brigands and at once obtain the release of the prison ers. PROMPT ACTION OF CONSUL. The State Department was advised of the kidnaping in a dispatch received this morning from Gummere.' He jsiated that Perdicaris and his stepson, an Englishman named Variley, were seated in the dfawing-room of their bummer house, three miles from Tan gier, when the place was raided by brigands. The two men were seized and carried way. The women of the party were left terror stricken behind. In all probability Rear Admiral Chadwick will Bend the Atlanta ahead to report to the Consul. 'CALL BUREAU, HOTEL BARTON, WASHINGTON. Slav 19.— As a result of the kidnaping of Perdicaris, an American citizen, and his stepson by Moroccoan brigands, an American war rtiip'wili be frowning on Tangier by May 2% and on May 20 an entire squadron will be there to give force to the jiemand of United States Consul Gummere that the Sultan obtain the release of Perdicaris and his stepson. Orders were sent from the Navy De partir.ent to Canary Islands directing Keur Admiral Chadwick, commander in chief of the South Atlantic squad run, now en route to the Canaries, to etnd one ship immediately to Tangier and to follow with the remainder of the scuadron. The squadron left San Juan several dais ago and is due at the Canaries on May 24 — two ships to lenerifte and two to Las Palmas. The squadron consists of the armored cruiser Brooklyn, the protected cruiser Atlanta and the gunboats Castine and Marietta. gpecial I>i£j>atch to The Call. Miss Lefevre claims that Mrs. Speck man picked up a butcher knife and that she used the scissors • to defend her self. This knife was ftnnd by the po lice and has been booked as evidence. Beth has lived long at the Cole street number. Some time ago Miss Lefevre became, he says, his housekeeper. Mrs. Speckman smiles when the title of a menial is given the other woman. She asserts that her father is in love with the fair Miss Lefevre and that the two have been living together. Although Mrs. Speckman lives with her husband. Richard Speckman, who is connected with poolrooms in Sausalito. she re sented the companionship of her father and the other wgman. Many spirited Interviews have taken place between Beth and his daughter, but they ac complished little, and life went on in the same old way. Miss Lefevre re maining In the Cole-street home and Beth sanctioning her sojourn. DAUGHTER CE-VSCRES FATHER. Mrs. Speckman says she -often re monstrated with her parent. She begged him to abandon the woman and turn her from his door. He remained obdurate In his determination to have his sweetheart with him and when the pleadings of his daughter became irk some to him he ordered her to cease. Her persistency finally became unbear able to the Louvre proprietor and it ended* in the father disowning his daughter, so the latter says, that he might escape the frown of her disap proval. This last act only served to fire Mrs. Speckman to a Intense loathing for Miss Lefevre until their meeting yesterday seemed inevitable. Mrs. Speckman did not want to dis cuss many of the details that led up to the encounter. In the statement she made to the police she avers that she went to the home of her father for the purpose of securing 1 some trinkets she had left there. She was met at tha door by Miss Lefevre, who refused her admittance. When she attempted to force her way to one of the interior rooms, she claims Miss Lefevre at tacked her with a pair of scissors. A struggle followed In which she threw her father's friend to the floor and dis armed her. Then she says Miss Le fevre startedfto run away and she threw the scissors after her. She de nies that she had a weapon of any kind. The stories of tse women regarding the commencement of the affair vary greatly. Each blames the other and each would have it understood that she herself was on the defensive. Just who struck the first blow is a matter for the courts to determine, and this will be done, if possible, at the pre liminary examination of Mrs. Speck man. The women attacked each other with the ferocity of tigers and it is strange that, murder was not done. The evi dence of war was In the rooms. Chairs were disarranged and furniture over turned. The appearance of the women with their faces torn, hair matted with gore and bodies bruised and cut told better than any words what had oc curred when rage and Jealousy over whelmed them and they matched their strength. Then, when they were sepa rated and they stood facing each other, their bitterness was not allayed. Even on the way to the hospital with a po liceman between them they displayed vlndlctlveness of an order not to be mistaken. Daughter and sweetheart fought a fierce duel yesterday afternoon for the affection of Adolph H. Betlu one of the proprietors of the Old Louvre cafe, in the latter'* home at 799 Cole street. The daughter of the restau rant man was Mrs. Anna Speckman, who figured in the sensational mur der of a former husband in Alamed;i about five years ago. In yesterd iy's battle she was armed with a large knife. Miss Clara Lefevre. who ttnds shelter under Beth's roof, chose as her weapon a pair of scissors. Bitter Jeal ousy animated the daughter. She had tried in vain to rid her father of her adversary's companionship. When all remonstrance failed she gave vent to her passion and the fight was on. It ended in a call for the ambulance and the removal of both women to the Park Emergency Hospital. Later Mrs. Speckraan was taken to the City Pris on and booked on a charge of as sault to commit murder. The com plainant was her father. In the dining-room of the Beth horns the two^women met. Anger and hatred surged in both hearts and words were as fragile as straws in settling the dif ferences between them. No one wit nessed the combat until its force* had been spent and the two principals were exhausted and making but a feeble ef fort to continue it. While it lasted, however. It was terrific, as the blood spotted walls testified. A BLOODY BATTLE. Is Held Responsible for the Carrying Off of Rich Citizen to Be Held for Ransom. Mrs. Anna Spackman and Miss Clara Lefevre Slash Each Qjher in Horns of Adolph H. Beth. * Moroccoan Government Will Be Compelled to Obtain His Release. Large Knife and Scissors the Chosen Weapons in Bloody Fight. Kidnaping of Ameri can Citizen to Be Avenged. Daughter and House keeper Battle in Room. SQUADRON IS ORDERED TO TANGIER TWO WOMEN ENGAGE IN SHARP DUEL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS IN THE STATE CONVENTION ACT HARMON IOUSLY AND INDORSE THE PRESIDENT VOLUME XCV— XO. 172. Er-a rranclsco and vicJalty— TilIt Tri&ay, wtmer; Uarnt north wind*, chan^lnjf to fresh. trecterly. A. O. McADX£» District Porecarter. Tc recast m1e at Saa Fran cisco fcr tilrtytonrs eadlay oiitaiytt. Kay 20: THE WEATHEE. Alcazar— "Cclinette. •California — "Our STe-w Minister. 1 Central — "Down 1)7 the Sea." Chutes — Vaudeville. / Columbia— "Old Heidelberg." Grand — "Enprew Theodora." Orphcnxn — Vaudeville. Tivoll— "A Bnaaway Girl/*/-*.'. THE T2SATS3L8* The San Francisco Call. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, ; FRIDAY, -MAY 20, 1904.