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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.
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*«
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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. >.\ *".
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 • .' ;
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.
. 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
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
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
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
Special Dispatch to The ' Call,
Mling Accident on
a Street in San
Mateo. "
Disastrous Fife, at
a San Mateo
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Daughter and House
keeper Battle in
Er-a rranclsco and vicJalty—
TilIt Tri&ay, wtmer; Uarnt
north wind*, chan^lnjf to fresh.
A. O. McADX£»
District Porecarter.
Tc recast m1e at Saa Fran
cisco fcr tilrtytonrs eadlay
oiitaiytt. Kay 20:
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 San Francisco Call.

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