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Light rays have come to play an
amazing part in the work of the physi
cians. An* article descriptive of some of
the new discoveries will appear in
The Sunday Call
VOLUME Cn— NO. 38.
Officials in Canal
Zone Make Ap :
peal to Taft
Report That Existing
Service Is Inadequate
Panama Route Hurt
by Irregular
Venture Would Prove
Profitable to America
Ira E. Bennett
Secretary Taft will soon take up
the proposition to establish a
government *' steamship line be
tween San Francisco and Pan
ama^ in order -to escapS-from the
intolerable conditions imposed
by the Pacific, Mail- company. A
government line is sirongly
urged by all canal and canal zone
officials, including officials of the
Panama railroad. They have re
ported to Secretary Taft that
the Pacific mail service has be
come steadily worse and that all
the efforts of the Panama rail
road and the steamers connect
ing: with it on this coast to g^ve good
service are made Ineffective by the
Pacific Mail. They allege that the
Pacific Mail is under, the control of
the Harrlman railroads and is used to
destroy the value of the Panama route
as a. transcontinental competitor. The
only manner In which the Panama
route can be of value in keeping
down overland rates is by replacing
the Pacific Mall -with government
steamers. It is estimated that the six
steamers necessary, to start such a
service would cost $2,000,000 and that
a profit of $300,000 a year , would re- !
suit, or 10 per cent on the Investment.
The steamers would have about 4,000
tons capacity 'with accommodations for
50 first class and 75 second class pas*
sengers. It is declared that a govern
roent line straight through from New
York to San Francisco . would develop
much more' business and that .the
South American* business would In
crease with better service. The Pacific
Mall service is declared to be Irregu
lar and costly, ' on 3 account of broken
schedules and poor ships. Protest was
made by. the Panama railroad officials
18 months ago and General , Manager
Schwexin replied that the company was
building new steamers for that route.
They have never materialized, and
Panama railroad officials assert that
the Pacific Mall is deliberately and
willfully crippling the service' at the
behest of the overland railroads.
The" climax of Indignation on the
zone occurred when it was learned that
the Pacific coast shippers had protested
against the poor service on the isthmus
route on the ground, that the Panama
railroad and the Atlantic coast steam
ers were not efficiently, operated..
At Panama It Is believed that the
Pacific Mail Instigated this protest In
order to forestall" the movement to es
tablish a government line, on 'the -west
coast. /
Secretary Taft- has given certain\ln
dications that he will face th"c question
squarely and decide : It in : the best In
terests' of the government, and th*e peo
ple, without regard to thejeffect ,upon
his own political .fortunes." •- He J- has
received • information indicating that
the California dele'gatlon : might not . be
opposed to his candidacy- for the presi
dency if he does nothing to antagonize
Harrltnan. If he^ should put the Pa
cific Mail, out of -business .-it Is certain
that he would Jose the support of ;Calt
fornla If Harrlman could turn the trick.
Continued on race 2, Cciunut T
The San Francisco Call.
telephone: temporary *se
YESTERDAY — Cloudy; maximum temperature,
W; minimum, sp. \u25a0 >
FORECAST FOR TOD AY— Cloudy ; /fog in
the morning; brisk /westerly wind*, diminish
ing:. \u25a0 Paj» 10
Have THE CALL mailed to your
VACATION address. Change the
address as often as you wish.
If paper fails to arrive regularly
and on time advise The Call's Cir
culation Department promptly.
The creation of cities. Page C
Significant alliance of Herrin and the Cbronl-
Exptrimental legislation. Page 6
Trial of Louis Glass, manager of the Pacific
telephone and telegraph company, on - Indictment
charging him, with ha ring bribed Supervisor Box
ton begins to day before Judge LaWlor. Page 3
Union telegraphers of Chicago postpone pros
pective strike fur one week as result of message
received from President SmalL Page 4
Labor council declares "unfair" the "new elec
trical workers' union chartered by Vice Presi
dent Sullivan of the International body. Page 7
Slr Chengtong Liang Cheng, former Chinese
minister to the United States, arrives here to
sail on the steamer Korea for the orient. Page 1
Professor Joseph L. Alfonso, a learned Spanish
student, becomes violently Insane from reckles*
speculations. ' - Par* 3
Representative Longworth and wife will arrive
here within > a day or two. fen route' to ? Hn
wall. Pa*e 14
. Society; women who played the races in \ the
Saasallto poolrooms are' to.be called as' witnesses
before Marin county's grand Jury. - \u25a0 Pa*e 1
Chester Campbell," a j carpenter, |Is j suspected 'of
having set fire. to a lodging: house* at "s3 Stanley
-place to "smoke "out"^a. woman *' who had re
jected his offers 1 of krreV ; - ' .""*.," * Paf • 2
;' Mrs.- r Allce' Ames; of 2Z 4 ; Diamond street;' com •
mits suicide as result of her fear that she. would
become Insane. . " Page 4
Altaao Pasquene. rlctim of am bash at refugee
camp. . dies 'of his wound ' and police seek
slayer. . . • " Pag« 14
Dr. Robert Gibson Eccles, a distinguished au
thor, . who Is' making a tour of the world, arrives
here from the orient on America Mara. Page 14
Miss Jean -.Webster, noted author and niece of
Mark Twain, arrives from the orient. Page 4
Great cannon' that have long lay concealed
will break the stillness from the heights above
Lime point during the army maneuvers. Page 14
Police learn; that George Magulre,' the young
clubman who ..was .murdered in Fillmore street,
was victim of -attack, by hoodlums. Page 3
Government la making preparations [to estab
lish a chain of naval stations along the, Pacific
coast. ' Page 2
Alameda county ; real estate market continues
fairly active despite the , usual summer dull
ness. ; Page 8
Enraged husband attacks man arraigned In
Liveraore court on charge of assaulting wife of
former employer. . Page S
Cornerstone of a new church edifice Is laid
at Palo 'Alto. Page 8
Women of the smart set seek fame In the
field of letters.- Page 8
Delegate* arrive to attend convention of the
Portuguese Women's Society 'of St. Eliza
beth. Page 8
Lieutenant Colonel C. M. Perkins believes that
the Panama canal will be . completed 'by ' army
and navy men in seven years. Page 3
Unsightly poles in Oakland's main streets will
shortly be things of the past. -. ; . Page 8
Thousands of teachers gather In Los- Angeles
for convention of .•: National education \ associ
ation* _, - Page 3
| United States may establish a line of steamers
to the isthmus , of • Panama in opposition to the
Pacific Mall company. Page 1
Admiral Dewey - says peace demands the pres
ence of. the -battleship fleet In . Pacific. Page 1
National civic s federation • commission ' reports
on labor and politics. ' Page 4
- Statement made ' by Bear f Admiral - Brownson
throws * new - light : on - coming - maneuvers - of \u25a0 the
Atlantic battleship fleet. \u25a0 . Page 1
Interest " In :'•. Boise trial ; centers around the
forthcoming appearance of Moyer and Hay wood
as' witnesses. : Page 3
. Experts at Washington are hard at work on
topographic map of United States. Page 2
Japan will not sign treaty) If her coolies arc
barred from the United States. Page 2
SPORTS \u25a0.\u25a0.'\u25a0-\u25a0, ,
'.' Sir Thomas Llpton probably, will make* another
attempt '.to "lift" the America's cup • next
year. |'- ' . \u0084. g ' ' '. -Page 5
Battling : Nelson and Jimmy. Brltt leave for
mountain resorts. . ' . Page 6
Ben Barry wins the . cross country, race of
the Kiaplamst Indian?, , with three minutes' j
start. ' ; Page 5 '
Olympic clnb athletes participate In Impromptu
races near Belvedere. . . .-. | Page S
. San ] Francisco, - by., scoring two ; over
Oakland,' advances to second place in the Coast
league ' pennant ' race. ... Los Augeles ; shuts r out
Portland.- - ' ' -^PBSBiSSE^£(Page 5
'- \u25a0 Jack \u25a0 Johnson. .the colored pugilist. Is eager to
meet' Tommy.; Burns ; in r, the v prizerlng.* \u25a0';' Page' 5
Pongenle wins" the" open "stake at Ingleside
courstogrpsrk:. ';;"*': t * '. . -Page; s
Miss Clara Ho nsen. popular \u25a0 Bel mont ' girl, be
comes bride of Henry Arndt of Spokane.* ' Page' 8
MINING.//.: "\u25a0\u25a0'."<-.\u25a0 \u25a0•. : ' v
Five dredgers, \u25a0\u25a0 to cost $720,000, are contracted
for.'- to -be \u25a0 nsed \u25a0 , in ' mining along California
rivers. , : ''•PageiS
MARIXK ,''t , "' / J' '"'
: Marine v expert returns from .wreck ; of ' steam : j
ship Dakota, on ; coast of : Japan, .and says ; tlmt ]
the reswl Is broken \u25a0in three : pieces?' 1 - Page 14 j
Two steamships 'being; built at* Nagasaki, it a
cost ; of * $2.500.000 ' each,'! soon' to be put ' on * tlio i
run between Japan and this roast. * . Pago 10
- • America " Jlara 4 brings . lsrite : number^, of pay
eengers from the orient. ... \u25a0,'•':; Page 10 .
; * Lumber : schooner * Advent, V damagred )= ln-v a " col -'
lUlon . with j the : liner Sonoma, is being ' towed ; to j
uu met by tbe \u25a0te*mcr ttsaUfc Si** 10 '
. S^2ff^^ ' 8, 19#
Map showing American coaling stations to the coast. „? Each station is
marked by a dot inclosed [in a circle. A portrait of Admiral R6ble\f DSEvans^ who is in command of the big fleet of.warshps, is also shown.
Former Chinese Minister
Is on His Way Back
to the Orient
Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, former
Chinese minister to the' United States,
but recently promoted to the vice presi
dency of the Chinese board of foreign
affairs, arrived 'in " Oakland on a de
layed overland train at 2:30 o'clock
this morning. He spent the remainder
of the night, ln. his sleeper and this
morning \yr\\L •be taken "with his - suit©
to '-the 6 teamer Korea, ."will ; sail
on Tuesday, for the orient." In- his -new
office Sir Chentung •will be a leader in
the Chinese reform movement.
Sir Chentung's successor in "Washing
ton will be Liang Tunyen, who, lik9
the retiring minister, was educated in
this country, having been a student at
Yale- while Chentung was at Amherst.
Chentung. was >ne of _ the 120 students
sent to America in 1870. He prepared
for Amherst at Phipps school, Andover,
Mass. In his college days the future
minister was a famous baseball pitcher
and his interest in the national gamo
Sir Chentung Is particularly fond of
America and when he left .Washington
stated that It was the saddest day of
his life, even though he was returning
to his own . country to accept high
"So far as I am personally, concern
ed," said the minister, "I cannot ex
press In words , my Intense admiration
of the United States and its people. I
was educated: here, brought, up here,
and enjoyed the benefit of your family
life. Vi feel that the education this
country affords, particularly to an ori
ental, inculcates that spirit of inde
pendence and progress, allied with a
sense of fair play, which enables the
recipient to work for the advancement
of himself and humanity.
, "The \ energy and activity of Ameri
cans always have appealed to * me. ! An
other thing 1 that strikes me is the ab
sence of any : class ; distinction 'In your
country. Your high your
men, your: most \u25a0 highly . edu
cated men form no spclal clique, but are
as much a part 'of (the people as is the
laboring man.' Wealth ; and high ', posi
tion are nothing. V They merely," are
prizes' of the, fortunate.
''""I do not think China can ever show
adequately," he continued, "her appre
ciation of the .action of President
Roosevelt in; agreeing, to remit . all the
indemnity demands on account of the
boxe.r- revolt- saye s that actually due on
account of damages and expenses of
your "military expedition^ We, have : -had
evidence ,- before that i. justice -was" the
keynote of the American character, but
every; one In .China, through the public
cation of the fact. ln, the: native press,
now will, have brought "directly home
to him what a great, i magnanimous!
people you are.^. : .......
"I am hopeful,", says Liang, "that, the
United States will recognize the» condi
tions \u25a0\u25a0- in Its ' Pacific a dependencies, and
will \u25a0 adopt \u25a0 a •- more liberal' policy"; with
respect to the admission of iChlneso*
therein. I am sure, the adoption of
such a policy, would appeai. to 'my^coun
trymen :as another, act of: magnanimous
justice on ' the ~_ part': of X your ':govern
ment!" .'-.' '\u25a0 : \u25a0:" - *'; '* ':\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ..'•\u25a0. ; . .'. -/\u25a0"\u25a0.
-PORTLAND, -'\u25a0 Or/,, July .7.— A: special
to the Oregonian . from) Bakery Cltjr tells
of the killing of; Jack • HamlltoiTSy his
divorced wife.j In a/ quarrel > over,, a
fence blown , down in /a storm) * Hamll-v
ton; struck' the, woman, who ' drew < a 're
volver;and;shot|him!dead; ThefHainii- ?
tons" lived- at Pleasant Valley,; .2s'frniTw
from *-. here.'- j- Mrs. \u25a0 j Baker was taken": to
Bakex City^ aad ; l« now ia'iaU.'
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Says Peace Demands the
Presence of Big Fleet
inPacific .
UTICA; N. : July 7.— "lt Is a pity
we have not ships enough to keep fleets
in .both oceans, but since we have hot
It seems; to me, that In the interests of
peace it Is bestat this time that our
fleet should be in "the r Pacific."
. j ln:this ; comprehenßlve'and.slgnificant
sentence^ Admiral George' Dewey^chair
man *of i the \u25a0 general ~\ navy • board, . today
.siuotood^'up ; >r tHe C reason,* an^-iChfe'cfeasity.
of sending^the^Uriited i States' battleship
fleet from the- Atlantic/ to 'the] Pacific
He \u0084 laughed \u25a0 at ' the : dangers and Alt'
flculties conjured .* up by ; those who op- ;
pose the transfer. : V^ ; -\u25a0';:\u25a0 .
"Big as they are they will go around
as easily ;as the";] ferries : across the
Hudson to Hoboken," he said. "It is
simply. a question! of coal, and coal In
times of peace ' Is r a" question of money."
He refused to tremble over, the pros
pect of an unguarded Atlantic coast.
His answer to all such fears is : ."The
army can care for the coast: defenses.
It iis f or ,'us to hold the bal
ance of sea power^on the Pacific.^ The
defenses on that coast. are not. up to the
standard: of the \Atiantic' .That the
nation which; has*: this I power controls
the situation waa T proven' ln our war
with Spain." ,\u25a0 j--
Death Finds^Brother of Mil
lionaires^Working for
I Small (Wage. _
VALLEJO, July ;.7.— Working for a
small salary ' In " the- Mare ~ lsland \ navy
yard,- while \ lndependently -wealthy- and
with ' millionaire In , the ultra
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fashionable set rof - the ;- life
secret of : John Hannnond was not
learned \u25a0 until' afteK his: death; in' this
city yesterday^. Letters s found by, Coro '-,
ncr .P. J. \ Klotz .connected him i with
prominent citizens. of New York, aranog
whom are; his •\u25a0 brother James, : the^in^
ventor. of -the Hammond typewriter,"
who was adjudged : .insane;in the courts
of New 'York .last .April, from: exces
sive \u25a0 useN of -drugs; and liquor, and an
other brother',; CAN. ; Hammond,' dealer
in furs "and: taxidermist," at 820, Broad
way, New;>York.' .In letters dated
only ' last* April, the brothers L pleaded
with John. T. Hammond to' come^east
and ; live! in afil uence. . Hammond was \u25a0 60
years of {agej [ He ; had been > employed
for some .time at Mare Island, {where he
had ;t many ;• friends, although her re
frained fromVdlyulging his'- history •or
connections.He .was a member \u25a0• 'of ? the
Grand Army. 1 ',:" A? telegram was received
today; by - Coroner f Klotz > from \\ C. v N.
Hammond,") requesting Thim. to Vgrivelj the
bddy| a\ decent -burial f and to ?spare?no
Early 1 Morning^.Catastrophe : Startles j
y: Residents Depotl v j
;' "in " Indianapolis^ -'-!>: - ; j
. INDIANAPOLIS, * Juiy> 7. — Two three
story, brick jbulldlngs, located; near the
northwestern corner of -' Meridian and
Maryland streets,' in. 'the center of ft he"
wholesale district, collapsed from some
unknown cause 'early this .morning!
, I occurred p-^ during *
\u25a0 hours \u25a0a \u25a0 large ' loss ? of * life * would* have
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New Light Thrown on Maneuvers
of Atlantic Battleship Fleet
Rear /Admiral Brownson -Makes a- Significant
Statement After Interviewing Roosevelt
, OYSTER BAY, N..Y:rjuly7^The significance of Reared:
JP 1 ! 1 "^ Brownson's . addition to v the somewhat meager " : information
which has come /from President Roosevelt -regarding the contem
plated two. ocean maneuvers .of the Atlantic battleship fleet is re
&£i ed S*^4*S having been i overlooked iir the comment, expert : arici
otherwise, I has since > been imiulge<d^m-on : ;botn continents.
'A^raifal|^awTisti^came^ with"
the;, president. 'V;Profc^
when ihcjf left '; Sagamore Jtiill ; to take the Strain for Washington, the
admiral had one thought I he /wished emphasized— that it was de
sirable and important to "demonstrate to. the world" how quickly the
American navy could transfer its fighting strength from one ocean
tp' the other, v This -was distinctly an addition to the president's
previous- statement, issued through V Secretary m Loeb, wherein the
object of the maneuver vwasi said to; be an exercise movement, for
the benefit of the navy, to perfect its training in fleet exercise on
an- extended scale, the purpose and effect of the plan being for the
benefit of the navy alone. • ; i
What came from President-Roosevelt through" Admiral Brown
son "is decidedly a different and much broader design. . President
Roosevelt has been consistent in advocating a large navy as the
guarantee of peace between the "United States and all . foreign
powers. ' Heretofore a : large- navy has i been : reckoned- solely from
the point of view of the number of :ships, their tonnage, armor, guns
and fighting quality. With this idea the American : navy has
grown steadily, ship by ship.
To the somewhat interesting array* of ships and tonnage Presi
dent Roosevelt no w . proposes to show \u25a0 the world /a somewhat start
ling demonstration of what the American . navy is capable of doing
to protect either or both of the extended shores ofHhe United
States. As Admiral Browhson said, "there is no time like the pres
ent for such: a. demonstration," a time "i when; the' United States is
at peace with every nation.. * .', : \
. In everything^that^has cx>merfrorh the president regarding, the
movement; it ; ha.s^been: indicated that "the fleet, wherever it may be,
is to be brought back to: the /Atlantic; and that the return is to be as
great a demonstration of speed as the outward journey:
While, it; is^sserted^with 1 alH possible. emphasis that there is no
foundation] for apprehension, immediate;; or \u25a0{between the
United States, : and:! 'Jap'arij-/ the 'proposed [ demonstration 'with • the
fleet can be looked upon; in no other light,^
yelt^intends to mse \\ the^mericanjnavy ; ; for : exactly that purpose for
which .he has advocated its augmehtatiori— guarantee, of - inter
national peace... , = . f
It was stated \here; today \ that Ambassador O'Brien, who has
been invited <to Sagamorelhill the latter part of the week, will- not
be ; able to confer, with the before going ' to his post -in
Tokyo. The ambassador :^ finds^^ it necessary tb'devote. the time to,
his^personal arTairSvin;;Michigan,- and AviH: not find it convenient to
return totthe~east beforeideparting.by the way of San Franciscofor
ijapan. It- was^' remarkecl^ that
there Cwasno occasion' for confer
ence between the . ; presidentand
Ambassador; p'BrienV other ; tlian
the ; formality of flfficial etiquette.
Statesmen » Believe V Japan Cannot \u25a0
f'i. Stand \Expense of Another j- War
'< *' LONDON, ?July^ 7.— The political* ten
sion between ;-the; : JJnited t States and
[japan is •the^keenest; interest
! among all > the" 'European, diplomats.
I None of , ; themj" however,' believe "that it
will/reach the- stage of ;war, because
of theheavyburden-of; debt -Japan j a
rcarirying^ ' asTa^result "of 'her;, failure V to j
I obtain indemnity.' from Russia,* .which
'fo'rblds' her"' embarking on a Blmllnr
;i t MaU^enterprifS|hi«.the next decade^ It
Jtna jtini ted
?Cwrtl»uci- «T JPafe' 3, Column :< '
"fit looks like a triumph for, the. Boers at
last. —They, have Won in 'peace what they
lost •to : England in* war. "A" good -story
about an interesting peoplein ;•
The Sunday Call I
Impertinent Question No. 6
\ What Is Society?
For the most original or wittest answer to this ques
tionr-r-and the briefer the better— The Gall will
Ipay FIVE DOLLARS: For the next Five
answers The Gall will pay ONE DOLLAR each.
answers will be^printed next Wednes
day :;and checks mailed; to the winners at once.
Make your [answersjshort and address them to
Be Summoned Before
Marin Grand Jury"*
Says He Will Call- Social
Favorites to Testify
Against Gamblers
Detectives Furnish Names
of Smart Set Members
Who Play Races
| Women witnesses will be called
when the Marin county grand
jury convenes this, week to take
up the charges of graft made -in
connection with the Sausalito
poolrooms. As a result of this an
nouncement, which was made yes
terday by Thomas P. Boyd, dis
trict attorney of Marin county, the
eyes of the. gentle sex of not only
Sausalito, :arAd^lls^^ neighboring
hamlets but of San Francisco,
Oakland and other transbay
towns as ; well will be riveted on
the 'grand jury chambers for the
next few weeks. These witnesses, it
Is said, will come from among the
most exclusive sets of each town. But
It is not this so much that arouses
interest as the fact that the women
will be Involuntary witnesses, as they
were shadowed by detectives while In
the act of playing the races through
the medium of poolroom "cappers."
For a lons time it has been known
that women of good social stand
ing- have made occasional after
noon trips to Sausalito to play
the races through the medium
dlum of poolroom boys. So fascinat
ing has become the. study of tha
"dope sheet" that it is said littla
"pony" parties have been frequently
held by members of the social set. It
is the women of this class that Sheriff
Taylor , and hl3 detectives have been
"shadowing." and they will be called as
The real, work of the prosecution
representing the antlpoolroom forces
was begun yesterday when District At
torney Boyd and Hiram TV. Johnson,
assistant graft prosecutor In San Fran
cisco, spent the entire day in prepara
tion for the impanelment of a grand
jury which they hope to bring' together
this week.
"Our , real ' work is just beginning.*
said Bo^d yesterday. "Our movements
so far have served only as a blind to
cover up our real. intentions. We fee)
that we can not only drive the pool
rooms out of existence. , but we . also
think 'that we may land a few men
in prison. We will not only fight th«
test cases that have grown out of th«
arrests we have made, but, we will also
get busy as soon as -possible with the
grand jury. We expect to have It drawn
before the close of the week."
The women who. will appear as wit
nesses will not 'be the only femala
factors in the* poolroom war. as th«
women's societies of Marin county hay«
entered'the fight!. The members of the
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