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bright poster which will lighten up your breakfast table tomorrow. Find it on the The Sunday Call VOLUME CI.— NO. 43. Law Marks Recorder for Dismissal DIRECT PRIMARY REFORM MEETS OPPOSITION In Party Platforms It Is Regarded Good, but Xot So in Form of a Law USUAL TACTICS TO DEFEAT MEASURE Enemies of Movement Em- ploy Trust Methods Used by Eastern Corporations CALL HEADQUARTERS, 1007 EIGHTH STREET. SACRAMENTO. Jan. 11.— jThe friends of direct primary elec tion reform are to meet with or ganized opposition to their efforts to secure the submission of a proposition for a dear, unequivo cal constitutional amendment that will permit of the enactment of a direct primary law. l Word has been definitely passed from headquarters that a direct primary law plank secured under duress is not an unacceptable or nament to a party platform, but that a real direct primary election law is quite another thing and in no wise desirable. The fight against the reform the people have been promised is to be a fight of indirection. The forecasted tac tics are not unlike. those employed unsuccessfully in Minnesota and Wisconsin by the railroads, and with a considerable degree of suc cess in Michigan, Illinois and North Dakota by the same self sacrificing public service corpora i tions. The l>rdf bill, providing for the *»n .ectment of a direct primary law with out the preliminary amendment of the constitution, will be Introduced on Mon day. Since both Governor Pardee In his farewell message and Governor Glllett In hip inaugural message stated unequivocally that a constitutional amendment was prerequisite to the en actment of a valid direct primary law, and /something more than one-third of the members of the Assembly and Sen tsta are committed to the same belief and have pledged themselves to vote for the submission of a proposition for «n amendment, bills* of the character of the Leeds measure cannot furnish the ultimate hanger for the organization blanket. Time will b*> frittered away with al leged attempts to amend the Political Cod*. Direct primary reform will be condemned as revolutionary. Its ac complishment by gradual stops will be pacifically advocated, and finally an at tempt will be made to push the whole •matter into a premature grave, burifd \u25a0under a multiplicity of schemes for con stitutional amendments, none of them rl«*ar. unambiguous or designed to make redemption of the platform pledges possible. The efforts of well-intentioned per- Ps to spcure some immediate relief, liable as they are in themselves, are «lready showing their effect on the dis poFition of the Legislature. Thcrr is a considerable faction In the Legislature, end It Is not composed entirely of the men who arc Interested In the political fortunes or misfortunes of George C. Pardce, that wants to give the people a voice in thp next election of a United States Senator. They believe that this can be accom plished through an amendment to the Political Code, which can be secured <bX the present session, and that such Bmr-nflmcnt will not Interfere with the submission of a proposition for an* amendment which will make direct primary laws possible. Their under taking is no simpie task. An amend ment to the code euch as they desire will be difficult tc frame. More diffi cult to pass, if they manage to frame finp that would stand up under an at tack on its constitutionality. Admitting that they can frame such en amendment and that they can pass it, they will have accomplished noth ing for direct primary election reform end their efforts may be reasonably expected to precipitate a fight in the committee on elections and election Jaws, which will consume time and energy and lessen the chances of get ting out for the consideration of the Assembly and Senate a carefully con sidered, properly drawn direct primary Continued on rage 2, Column 1 The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE TEMPOILUIV 6« SATURDAY. JANTJART 12, 1907 WEATHER CONDITIONS TESTnBDAA"— dear; maximum tejapcratore, S6; minimum temperature, 48. FORECAST FOB TODAX— Fair; light ww K t \u25a0 tm ii EDITOniAL The Call doM not suffer crare alarm Inspired by GoTpmor GUlett'a remark that the direct primary ml^ht re«olt la fastening the domina tion or the machine on the State. Pa*e S Mr. J. C. Stobb*. the traffic director of the Barrlmaa gyatftn, a delightful casuist. P«*e I Prealdent wrote bis message on Japanese question first and then sent Metealf here to dio ooTpr "facta" to sopport his conclusions. Pa»« 8 Witnesses railed tn bebalf of Rnef and Rohmltz In sraft prosecutions are in pay of the j State. Pass > LEGISLATURE i Senate adopts Learltt's resolution to adjourn until Monday to jdre more time to prepare bills for presentation. Par* 8 Sanford to Introduce resolution rebuking Pres ident and Mrtcalf for pro-Japanese stand. P. * - legislature will render null and rold appoint ments of LJndley, Tranaoe and Elston. Pace 2 Enemies of direct primary law organize to oppose Leeds bill. Page 1 San Francisco delegation detects plot to hamper Insurance legislation and defeats the plotters. Pare 2 Conference agrees to esk Legislature to put probation officers on salary and glre committees powrr to appoint. \ Pare 2 ARCHBISHOP MONTGOMERY Throngs rislt Cathedral, where late Arch bishop Montgomery's body lies In state. Par« 14 CITY Recorder Ne!son draws two salaries In tlo j latlon of charter and State constitution. Pare 1 \u25a0 | Canners' ix-ajnie formulates plans to obtain lower freight rates and a city belt line. P. 13 San Franclnro policy-holders win decision against the North German Insurance Company of Hamburg that establishes corporation liability to pay $4,500,000. P*f c 1 More than 1,000,000 Southern Nerada shares are sold In a day, but market nluea drop set eral points. Page 5 Dr. Hartland Law sustains broken arm In auto accident. ' Pare 1* Mayor Schmits fills twelve racanclen In the munflpal government, rewardlnr former ad herents and paying off old scores. Page 3 Girl strikers decline old positions at cordage factory until men's request Is granted. Pare 1 SUBURBAN One Chinese 1* killed and four are wounded In a highbinder war. Page 1 ' Simon Dlkeman. - subject of guardianship con test between sons, takes stand In Alameda court, but • memory prores hazy. Par* 4 Mayor Mott advocates passage of bond ' Issue for . municipal lmprorements.' , Fare 4 Weary of delay <rw home building, young Oakland couple wed after waiting long, on a dilatory contractor. Fare 4 Southern Fadfle engineer objects to paying alimony to two former wltps while be has a third to support. Page 4 COAST l£x£\ .. 'X<c-l\-t Salinas Valley flooded, ranches under water and cattle are drowned; Chinese in boat cap sized, one perishes. Page 5 Federation of Labor conrentlon In Stockton electa new officers and chooses Yallejo for meet- Ing nert year. T J Pare 9 San Jose youth painfully Injures two girls walking In street by emptying shotgun at them. V;' ~" . •\u25a0'. Page 1 DOMESTIC Colorado legislators table resolution providing for committee to inrestlgate Simon Guggen* helm's alleged purchase of United Ststes Sen atorship. Page 10 Reriews by commercial agencies show 1907 business of. country continues on par with that of last year. Pare 6 Interstate Commerce Commission may order Union Pacific to sell Its Southern Pacific Htock. Fare 3 Steamship Ponce, long OTerdae, is towed into harbor In the Bermudas. Fare 13 On protest of Southerners Senate refrains from referring to Cirll War as a rebellion. P*ge S FOREIGJf Roman Pontiff in encyclical address deplores act of France and promises rictory In future for holy oburch. . * Pare S Hamburg court holds that North German In surance Company cannot escape liabilities In this city, amounting to $4,500,000, because of earth- OUS Lf* f I JBUf»** PtJf ft 1 Senator-Recorder Nelson holds two offices in violation of constitution and charter. Pare 1 SOCIAL Bal poudre of Mrs. Tnez Sborb White Is Quaintly beautiful affair. Pare 8 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence Breeden enter tain a few friends at dinner. Page 8 SPORTS Manager McCarey of Los Angeles Is trying to lndnce Joe Bowker, champion featber-weicht of England, to come here to fight. Pare 7 Fight promoters face to face with adverse legislation at Sacramento. Page .7 Four faroritcs arc bowled over at Emery rlllp. Pace 6 Succeed easily defeats the well played favorite In the feature event at Ascot Park. Page 6 LABOR Delegates nominate officers for the Labor Council. Page 8 Laborers' Protective Union Initiates sixty-four members and receives 150 applications. Page 9 REAL. ESTATE Assertion Is made in realty circles that one third of rity's burned area is covered aX ready.'jffpj *"*£• ' MARINE Steamship Catania comes from - New Tork to enter olWarrylng trade. Page 7 PLAGE YOUR WANT ADS , - rUK InL Sunday Gall THIS MORNING Send them to Main Office or through Branch Offices or telephone them. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY,:, JANUARY/ 12, ,1907. HIGHBINDER WAR IS OPENED IN OAKLAND One Chinese Is Killed in His Home and Four Others Are Shot Down in Street ROW OVER A GIRL' STARTS TROUBLE Several Arrests Are Made, but Witnesses /Are 1 Loath to Identify the Prisoners OAKLAND, Jan. 11— One Chinese was killed and four wounded in an old* fußhfonrd highbinder outbreak in Chinatown tonigbt. The trouble opened nith I lie siAKonslnatlon of Lee Book Done, a capitallnt. Dong vraa ahot Trblle be na* seated at the supper table In bin home at 6SI Harrison street. Two Chinese were admitted to the room where Dong was eating after re peated knocking at the door' and each fired one shot from a revolver and dis appeared. Both bullets struck Dong and he died almost instantly.. A short time later the fusillade commenced in the Chinese quarter. The killing of Dong seemed to have been the signal for a general! battle. Before the shooting "ceased four more Chinese had been shot and 'more or less seriously wounded, while others barely escaped the whizzing bullets. . Hop Sings and Ping Kongs were In volved in the outbreak, which the police believe was due to a quarrel among t.he- Chinese over Ah Kee., a comely girl:- who Hves~ at ' Do'ng'lThorae. **6he witnessed the murder of the capitalist, but disappeared before the police (searched the house. Dong is said to have . been heavily Interested in gam bling games and. in other questionable sources' of revenue in the Chinese quarter. A few minutes after the killing of Dong. Hong King 80. a sleek young Chinese, ran puffing into Policeman Keefe's arms at Fourth and Harrison street?, two blocks from Dong's house. Keefe. who was hurrying to the scene, saw the fugitive throw away a pistol, which was subsequently recovered. The weapon contained six empty shells. At Second and Alice streets, a block from the Dong home, Chin Fong, a fruit picker from Walnut Grove, was shot and badly wounded. One bullet struck him in the mouth and another plowed its way through his neck. He Identified Fong Tv Long, a cook, as his assailant. Fong Tv Lung was shot twice, once in the left side and once In the arm. Loo Son. who hails from San Jose, was shot In the right side and arm while standing at Fourth and Har rison streets, and Lung Jin, a cook at Twenty-eighth street and Telegraph avenue, received a bullet in the left arm and shoulder while crossing Sixth and Webster streets. He says Lowe Chick shot him. Chun Wing, a gambier.on his way to his home at 813 Harrison street with his son Chun Fong. was made the tar get for seven bullets fired by two men. Thomas Fox says he saw another Chi nese shot at by two men at Third and Webster streets. Sergeant Cockerton arrested Jew Kong on Fox's Identifica tion, and found an empty two-barrel J>erringer Hear \u25a0 where he had been standing. t Chief of Police Wilson, Captain Lynch and a score of detectives, sergeants and patrolmen who unearthed the affair at tribute the shooting- to a general high binder disagreement over the girl. Ah Kee. and a gambling dispute. Dong was a Hop Sing. News of his assassination was quickly spread broad cast throughout; the Chinese district and his fellow members in the long \u25a0were not slow In deciding to avenge his death. "Hop Sings to the rescue!" seemed to bo their slogan, and by the time the police arrived there were bul lets everywhere. The wounded men were taken to the Receiving Hospital. There Fong Tv Lung, who had been received for'treat ment, was arrested after his wounds had been dressed. ,".... Captain of Police Lynch says that; as far as he can learn, the Hop Sing, men began the attack on the Ping: Kongs as soon as they heard of the. death' of Dong, who was a leader in his clan. The wife of the dead Chinese declares shecannot identify either, of the men who shot her husband. Chinese men who offered the police assistance and who helped ;' to :\u25a0. identify several of „ the men arrested have been -threatened with vengeance by; highbinders.':? They are now. under • police guard: at> their" homes. - Only -on"e;of rthe wounded -men,' Chin Fong,' is/seriodsly; shot.. " ' • HAMBURG COURT SAYS COMPANY MUST PAY Earthquake Clause Cannot Serve the Xorth German to Escape Paying Losses PROVISION HELD TO BE TOO AMBIGUOUS Decision Means .Insurance Claims Totaling $4,500,000 Must Be Settled in Gity HAMBURG, Jan. 11— .The North Ger man Fire. Insurance Company, accord- Ing to a decision rendered by the local court in a tent cane today, must pay the losses Yvhloh It Incurred an a result of the . San Franelaco \u25a0- earthquake last year. The court held that- the earthquake clause In the policy, Tras too amhlsr- uom to justify the company neektnsr to escape liability. . The court also ordered the Trans-Atlantic Fire Insurance Com pany tn reimburse two lOn^llnh com panies Trblcli had . reinsured San Fran cisco rinks when the fire lonaes were ad- Justed. The court refused to sustain the Trans-Atlantic ' Company's conten tion that "the 'Enslish' companies ex ceeded the . limit of generosity In set tling the losses so rapidly. Like the Rhine and ' Moselle; the Aiiß trlan Phoenix and "the Transatlantic companies,' the North German of Ham burg absolutely denied liability.- No, policy holder: could get \u25a0 a dollar " from it. Finally, when it was evident that nothing could be obtained . except through legal proceedings in Germany, steps were taken to bring v the matter before the German courts. . A commission of San Francisco men. including I .' William -.Thomas and "Oscar Sutro, attorneys,- and' F. TV. Dohrmann. the president of the San . Francisco Policy Holders' League, journeyed to Gerrriany, aftor first providing them selves with; credentials from the* De partment ofState of the United States. The North . German Policy Holders'.: As sociation 1 of San Francisco, of "which W. J. Herrin-is president, also engaged counsel in Hamburg to prosecute claims against the* North Germanrof Hamburg. ,~X > - : *, The decision means;that the company must pay. San Francisco claims amoiint ing to 14^600,000. ;;.;,: .-.. ---j '- ; " CAPTAIN PORTER'S PLEA DISMISSED SPECIAL; DISPATCH TO THE CALL. WASHINGTON. Ja^n. H.-i-George Uhle'f, supervising inspector general of the. steamboat f inspection serviced has dismissed for.swant ; of .^jurisdiction the appeal of Captain Porter of the steamer Mongolia, 'from the decision of Super vising.'. Inspector . Bermlngham of'.; the Pacific Coast 'District'^revoking?hls^li cense as,* captain'; for* a- period r off; six months. \u25a0.Inspector. • Ber agfeenient: of ~ : - Inspectors : f.-; Bulger,, and Bolles 'in \the- matter.'. , . AS State Senator and as Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco, John H.; Nelson holds two offices, a violation of both the constitution and the charter. It is the duty of Mayor Schrnitz to remove him from his municipal office. ROPEWORKS GIRLS LOYAL TO MEN ; \u25a0 Fifty grirls 'and 300 men employed". ln the Tuhbs Cordaere Company's\factory at Twenty-second and lowa streets who str«ck Friday night ;n; n week- ago, are Ktill -out, In spite of the fact that" the company has extended a co*rdlar,lnvitn-' tion; to' the girls to return to. thelrold places'. • : \u25a0". .-• >-,; * '\u25a0\u25a0 < -. \u25a0 1- . . • ~ The 'girls' loyalty' to' the men, nhn bad struck ; in ' try mpa t hy w U h i, t hem , haY prompted the girls to refuse togo back until. the demand of the masculine con tlngent, that the foreman of; the ' fac tory be discharged, is acceded to. .".Tbey take the stand 'that A the men* would never have struck had it not been -for them anil .that; therefore"; It ' would-be' unfair for them to give up the fight, leaving . the 300 men, ' many of whom have large f ami Hen, to face the trouble alone. \u25a0 ' . . . - \u25a0\u25a0.-.',%."-:\u25a0 The women employees of the company, learned that a change had' been made in 'the system of weighing thebobbins, slightly", reducing wages. •« Although there was no cordage workers' unionin San ; Francisco, \u25a0 the women walked out after a lively controversy with the fore man. V '• \u25a0 ' . ' .' \u0084-\u25a0\u25a0, .' | , Saturday morning' the 300 male em : ployes appeared at the usual hour . for beginning' work and -presented ajpetl tibn^to Superintendent Fred Engeirre questing the dismissal of the foreman, who, : they alleged, had not ' acted In a gen tlemanlyj manner : toward the > girls. Upon ;: the refusal^ of [ their, request- they, declined* to. go to'. work.';. V-; . • An invitation 'was /.then extended the girls by the" company ' to ' return- to .their places, -but ,th"ey_4declaredv;they ; would remain out so long as the; request made' by^theVmen f-in .their .behalf was un heeded:'^ - ;, \u25a0'-". •••!\u25a0 --..--;.".;\u25a0\u25a0;.•.?"''- ; h-." Superintendent: Engel posted [ af notice inTthe] factory : to';the, effect "that^all; of the^former. employes who;wish<?dJtOjre turn^f under : existing *; conditions \u25a0. might do .so;' :•"' : : ;\u25a0 '. :"'\u25a0 - .'\u25a0 .-T : : j'. 'l' : - \u25a0• :V; : \u25a0• * : : : '.- ; "J."The; factory, will! be running Monday withy two-thirds^of?, our >'6ld^ men:; on d uty.Vi he said \ y este rday.% "'The present difficulty ,; is', not .injuring tour ibuslness, as ;iwev wished \u25a0%, to ?;make J some J repairs.* any way,*, and ; byi the j time . we ' are ! ready^ for them '.I feel ' sure all , of t our ,- former employes will 'come back^toVus.'^; ' : ,' ; ; E/?"Edwards,% f oremaji • of % the r.'rope wor ks.H.was » T one i of •, t he f men whom \u25a0 the workers : \u25a0- ' \u25a0' '\u25a0• 1... . --.---.... ' \u25a0-- San FranciscoV famous "Little Mex ico" has. been rediscovered, located within the ruined walls of the church of its pat- I ron saint. See photos and article in The Sunday Call EMPTIES SHOTGUN AT TWO GIRLS : SAN- JOSE. Jan. -11. —Mary Belardi. aged , 16 years, and Flora Larica, aged 17 years, Italian girls, were painfully injured about, the head and arms by fine-shot fired from" a gun in the hands of \u25a0'.- Frank ' Bomeritta, aged 22 years, this evening. "The shooting occurred in; Bird' avenue, near' San Carlos street. The .young.girls; were walking slowly along the street »when; they were fired at from'' behind "land" struck by many of the flne'shot. \ They- screamed in fright and. look ing"behind,:sawa man' running away. He 'I a -' : shotgun. Both girls i'dentifled 'film. as_ Bomeritta. a laborer who,lives'at-19 McEvoy street. : The ; girls -were ' hurried to their homes arid; a physician, was summoned. Miss \u25a0 , Belardi; lives at 54 j McEvoy street and. the home of Miss Larica, the more seriously injured, is in Bird avenue, near 'San Carlos street, In the vlcinlt-y of jthe shooting... . The motive for the - shooting, is not known by the victims or tho police. A warrant \ has been issued for' Bomerit ta's arrest on the- complaint of Rocco Paradlso. - Miss :Larica was removed to- the O'Connor sanitarium. Teh pellets, ap parently duckshot. were taken from underneath - the patient's skin. The wounds were Inflicted in the back of the head, back; of the neck and back. Miss Belardi » received similar^ but less serious ! wounds.- .=' TIDAL WAVE ENDS LIVES OF 340 ;; THE J HAGUE,, 1 Jan. 11.— A tidal wave devastated"' some .\u25a0 of the Dutch East Indies south of Achin. The loss is very greater It .. Is -known that 300 persons perished \u25a0_, on the .Island of-' Tana- and forty were drowned -at the Island of simaiu." % f ••\u25a0; WBBbBse&BBSBM PRICE FIVE CENTS. POCKET-SENATOR OF RUEF IS IN JEOPARD! Kelson Draws Two Salaries in Violation of Charter and State Constitution MAYOR'S DUTY IS .TO OUST RECORDER Opinion Expressed That In dicted Executive Dare Not Offend Curly Boss John H. Nelson, State Senator and Recorder of the city and county of San Francisco, lords it in his two offices and fattens on his two salaries in flagrant viola tion of the law. His right either to hold his seat in the State Senate or to continue his indifferent ad ministration of the Recorder's of fice ' is unquestioned, but his right to hold . two offices is not only denied him and every other citizen by the State constitution, but in specific terms the charter of the city and county of San Francisco marks his dual \u25a0tfffidal capacity as outlawry. The charter says: - Any person holdtnjs any salaried of fice under the elty and county, vrhether I*7 election or appointment, who shall, during: hl» term of office, bold or retain any other salaried office uorter the Gov ernment of the United States, or of this State, or irbo stiall hold any other sala ried office connected with the govern ment of the city and connty, or who \u25a0ball become a member of the Legis lature, shall be deemed to have thereby vacated the office held by htm tinder the city and county. DITTY. OF THB MAYOR When men are holding office under the government of the city and county of San \u25a0 Francisco c 4 nd are guilty of malfeasance, or If conditions arise that nullify the legality of their commissions, it is the duty of the Mayor, by virtue of the power conferred on him by the charter, to remove such offending offi cial. But Senator-Recorder Nelson Is the chief pride and possession of Abe Ruef; be is the pocket Senator of the Indicted boss; the first chip to win of the many the curly boss played in the game of politics; the entering wedge that finally permitted Ruef to break his way through to the public trough, to become wealthy, then infamous, then indicted for many felonies. . Since his Indictment on charges of extortion. Mayor Schmitz has wildly endeavored to arouse public sympathy in his behalf by seeking to create the impression that he had broken with Ruef forever; that he had discarded the stick that tarred, him. Now la hi 3 chance to make good. 'Nelson, holding office as Recorder, is violating not only the spirit but the letter of the law, and he refuses to step down and out. Tha Mayor's duty is plain. Recorder Nel son should be removed and his succes sor appointed. SCHMITZ'S NERVE QUESTIONED But the questions are asked: 'Has Schmitz the nerve? Dare he remove Nelson? Isn't all his talk about break- Ing with Ruef a bluff, and will he not, in his anxiety to stand with Ruef throughout their mutual tribulation, violate the law again, at least In spirit, by refusing to move against . Ruefs most- cherished chattel In the upper house of the Legislature? Before the Legislature convened Nel son was asked if he was not aware that retaining his seat in the Senate and at the same time holding the office of Recorder were not In violation of the Constitutlonl In answer pie said: "My occupancy of both positions at the same time is not unconstitutional, for I maintain that the office^ of Senator! is not a - salaried position.* "For my work as Senator I am paid by 'the day. The constitution has nothing to aay on. this -point.".. OTEGLECTS TH3 CHARTER After making this admission that as a Senator he. is working not for. a salary but , for wages, he . ceased talk- Ing. He knew nothing of the charter provisions, or, -on \ti\e other hand, he probably "knew too -much and., being Continued on Page 2, Column 7.