OCR Interpretation

The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, November 19, 1907, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1907-11-19/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 1

This is the season when daring hunters
arc in the woods. of the great northwest
after the king of game — the moose. See
the article by one of them in
The Sunday Call
University President Sees
23 Story Finance at
Bottom of Trouble
Fr«ght and Shock Will Work
Good End, Says
Many Messages Commend
Executive's Promise
of Relief
The moral and material effect of
President Roosevelt's letter to
Sccretarv Cortelvou and the lat-
tcr's announcement that Panama
canal bonds and certificates would
be issued aggregating $150,000,
000 was instantly felt here today.
The belief is general among pub
lic men that the panic has been
dealt a staggering blow and that
by Christmas, if not before, the
last effects of lost confidence will
be removed. This is the opinion
of Benjamin Ide Wheeler, who
railed on the president today. Presi
dent Wheeler has just come from Cali
fornia and says the coast country is
sound to the core and with prosperity
evident ail along the line.
"I want to say a few words about
tins panic," lie said. '7 have Just
come across the continent from Cali
fornia, and there Is not one condition
resembling the barrenness of 1593.
California^ like tlie rest of the -western
\u25a0state?, Is abundantly prosperous. The
b;;nks are full of nioney, everybody has
been making money, crops arc good in
every line and valuable.
"The panic came as a blow from the
outside. It Js evidently purely a cur
rency panic, touched off In New York,
and is the result of too much twenty- j
three story banking In that city. Most
of the country Is all right, and I think :
we will be back in normal ' conditions '
on a sound business basis in a month,
and that we shall be better for the
fright and shock, because Ye will be
a little soberer."
Senator Flint, Senators Warren and
C.ark of Wyoming, Burkctt of Nebras- I
ka, Borah of Idaho. Gallinger of New
Hampshire and several other senators
concurred In the view that finances in
their respective states, would soon re
cover their normal condition. They
heartily applauded the government's
Scores of wealthy Washington people
have invested heavily in stocks during
the flurry, a banker informed The
Call correspondent today that his bank |
alone had handled 11,000,000 for clients
•who are quietly picking up bargains in
stocks. There is -very little agitation
in Washington, partly because this
town is on a currency basis and feels
the direct effect of heavy treasury dis
bursements of currency. The feeling
here is practically universal that the
flurry has already passed its climax.
Many telegrams from all parts of the
country, including New York, Chicago
and other large cities, have been ar
riving all day at the White House, and
after being read by the president have
been referred to Secretary Cortelyou
at the treasury department. The call
ers at the White House, who have been
numerous, have each, added an opinion
on the optimistic side of the situation.
The president was' informed from
Buffalo that his letter expressing con
fidence In the financial soundness -ofl
the country had been printed in sev
eral languages in Buffalo and distribut-:
or] among depositors who were making
a run on a bank there, with the effect
of checking the run. Before the busi
ness day of the treasury had ended
many applications arrived for the new
certificates of indebtedness.
The fiscal uses' to which these certifi
cates may be applied will make the de
mand for them general, according to
lhe ; opinion of experts in the depart
ment. They may he registered in the
treasury and partake, of the virtue of a
government liond and as such be de
posited as security for national bank
circulation or , deposits*. When not
registered, it is predicted, they will cir
culate secretly as security.
The Interest on a $50 certificate will
amount' to. lIH cents a month and a
holder may easily obtain credit for the
amount of Interest he is entitled. to at
Ids bank. Assurance was given today
that thp jcold reserve of the government
was behind these certificates and this
f-A'U added to thefr interest bearing
feature.*, will make, them eagerly
Representative Bartholdt , told the
Continued on Pace 3, Cols. 3 and 4
The San Francisco Call.
YESTERDAY — North wind; clear; maximum
temperature. 62; minimum, &4.
FORECAST FOB TODAY— Fair; probably
rain by night; light northeast wind, changing
to southwest. rage 9
Holiday Today
BY proclamation of Governor
James N. Gillett today is de
clared a legal holiday in California.
Too msch 23 story btnVlng is c»we of P"^
s«y ß President Benjamin Ide Wheeler on tr^p
to Tisit no«*Telt. whOße pl«n for «"•'*£«!
manr coagulations to TVblte House. Page 1
rraetlcl Jokers explode mock bombs at Ame.i
can federation of labor session Jn Norfolk and
sensational speech of Victor U Berger^alls
fl<1 T»r title shtrp pin taxw en Mr«. C. P.
Huntlngton-i Fifth aTenne mansion an« claims
he own. it. - Faße ,
American federation of labor goes on record
in Norfolk meeting as being In faror of exclusion
of all Asiatics from America. s'^
Foundation Is laid for plea of Insanity to be
made by Mrs. Bradler, slayer of former hen
atof Brown. s *
Gorernor Gillett Insures graft prosecution
against possibility of lecislatlre interference at
special session. * aß * 1
Artdrrw Wilson's resignation as railroad com
missioner 1» expected, but It is also run. on-d
tbat he bad intended making a flgbt In legis
lator*' to glre friend a fee. P "f e *
Tbree conTirts flee from Nerada penitentiary,
two are promptly captured and third commits
suicide. Pase *
Santa Clara County historical society to ia;*e
cross today to commemorate founding of original
mission in 1777. "T*.?^
Funeral serTice* OTer the remains of Major
Frank Mcbaughlin and daughter to be M?M
Wednesday at Santa Cru*. Pae« 2
Orlando K. Fltwlmmons, manager of Lob
Angeles net rich quick concern, begins term of
six months in county Jail. Page 3
Fellow employes of Injured Santa Barbara
lineman give patches of skin for purpose
of grafting. ' I>a » e 3
Oil kings are buying up huge domain in tim
ber properties through company In which Wil
liam Eockefeller and Rogers are heavy stock
holders. p »K e 3
Open the safe deposit boxea. **\u25a0*« «
Long range friend of Spring Valley. Page 6
Streetcar mea must behave. Page 6
A parliament of governors. Pace C
Large number of army of Beers will sail for
Philippine* today on transport Crook, j Pace 14
I>. C. Murphy appointed by sapert-Isocs to
watch- this, city's interests at special session of ,
legislature. '£'/'<*. \u25a0 PaKe X
Black *yed baby Is cause of desperate ttgrU:
In which Its father and nncle are shot and ronn
who petted It may die from stab
wound*. P»S« 14
Samuel Adelstein promises to present strong
evidence today as to the inaccuracy of the C-iU
fornia title Insurance and trust company's
records. I*as.e ™
Salmon schooner Ltllebonne. totally dismasted
| In soutnwester, comes 800 miles to port under
Jury rig. Page 3
New battleship Nebraska, which will join Ad
miral Evans' fleet, arrives from Puget sound on
its maiden voyage. 1_ Page 13
Fifty organizations invited by chamber of
commerce to participate in Greater San Fran
cisco discussion Thursday. Page IS
.' Man who steals child from wife and* gets
away after revolver battle returns infant, for
which be Is unable to care. * Page 14
Hen<?y advises Kallroad Commissioner Wilson
to resign and believes the confessed grafter will
do so to escape Impeachment. Page 5
Police investigating the record of "Mahatma"
Solomon, wbo shot Claude St. Claire, a negro,
say tbat he was . driven out . of several
cities. * / Page 14
Optimistic feeling prevails In commercial
circles, trade is brisker and gold more freely
used as a circulating medium. Page 2
Great demand . for apprentice boys for the
Pacific fleet brings 600 enlisted lads to Ycrha
Buena training station. Page 14
"Mignon" is well played by Milan opera com
pany to fashionable audience. Page 7
Majority of water front committee composed
of delegates from the commercial bodies T«tes
in favcr of amending the Islais creek bill,
and a lively fight at Sacramento Is prom
ised. Page 2
Seven dairymen of Berkeley are arrested en
charges of violating new pure milk ordi
nance. Page 4
.To avoid a deficit in the county general fund
the Alameda supervisors dispense with the serv
ices of 21 employes. Page 4
John Bernardo of Hay ward shoots himself to
escape arrest. %rjPage 4
John Graham Brooks tells Berkeley^' students
that Americans are lacking in humility. Page 4
Engagement of Miss Avis Sterling and Walter
H. Leimert announced In Oakland. Page 4
Henry A. Butters sells Canning block >»o a
syndicate tbat will erect eight story bnild-
Sugarma'id outfoots Native Son and Clondltelit
in a fast run race at Emeryville. - Page 8
Tommy Bums writes to The Call; of hi*
coming battle with Gunner Moir In
London. Page 8
Indoor meet of the Webster athletic club to
be bc'ld at the Auditorium rink Friday nlpiit
attracts a big 1 entry. Paste S
Amateur, athletic union. re»^gnlres large num
ber of new records made during the
yar. * Pnge O
Jockey Knapp arrives from New York ant! w'M
be permitted to ride at Emeryville. Page 8
. Two White "steamers sttll tied in the endurance
contests for tb<» Del Monte cup. Page 9
Frankie Nril opens a fl to \lO public cboi.?y
over Owen Moran in tb*^ betting on tboir fi^l't
Friday nijtbt. /"V Page 8
Olympic club' athletic committee S<*»s on' rec
ord as opposed to promoting anything "exi.-ept
amateur sports. \u25a0 Page 0
LABOR \ ;<
General President Tracy, of the cemrnt work
ers will be in this state several months, t<-» assist
unions. Page 7
The bar tendrrs' union assists sick nieni
bers. . Page 7
First , northT of \u25a0 the season sweeps the . cay,
but causes, little damage, as Coating property
bad been well secured in anticipation of a south
easter. \u25a0 ; . " . Page 0
Liner Mariposa,. which was tnken out of com
missinn for extensive overhauling, will nail Fri
day t£r Tahiti wlih many passengers. Pftße 9
Mining stocks^rule firmer as result of action
taken by treasury department and statement of
President RooseTelt; . Page 13
Joseph B- Grant and family return from , Uur
lingame borne ' and secure \ the. . John * Martin- bouse
in Washlsgten street for winter. Page 6
Lawyer's Friend Reveals
Plans to Make One
> More Haul
Legislature Will Not Allow
Money for Defence
of Grafters
Resolution for Impeachment
Is Prepared for In
Will Railroad Commissioner An
drew Wilson, confessed boodler
and grafter, have the brazen ef
frontery to demand a hearing be
fore the legslature on the charges
that he is incompetent and cor
rupt, or will he save himself from
further humiliation and disgrace
by resigning from the office he
has held for months in defiance
of public opinion?
An answer to these questions
was anxiously awaited by the
state's law makers tonight, but it did
not come. It as reported early today
that Wilson had forwarded his resigna
tion to Governor Gillett, but if he did
so the document has not yet reached
the executive office.
There are not a few of the legisla
tors here who believe that Wilson in
a last effort to grab something -that
did not belong to him planned to put
up a fight, not in the hope of retaining
office, but to place some friend in a
position, to collect a fee from the state
for Jegal services rendered him. * '
Wilson is keen after money and It
is whispered around that after careful
study he became convinced that there
was still another chance for him to add
to his. horde of 111 gotten gains.
He would demand a hearing before
the legislature and at the conclusion,
when the verdict went against him, as j
it certainly' would, his legal adviser \
would be allowed a fee for his services. ;
If Wilson's plans did not go amiss the
attorney would not retain all of the
fee, for Wilson would make a desper- ,
ate effort to separate him from part of
it. « .
.' That Wilson had some such plan in
.view as late as Sunday afternoon Is j
known. Daniel Webster Burchard, at
one time district attorney of Santa
Clara county, and now a member of
the city and county attorney's staff in
San Francisco, informed a friend Sun- ;
day that Wilson had asked him to rep
resent him before the legislature.
While Burchard did not say that he had
agreed to take up Wilson's case, he
gave the impression that he would ap
pear before the legislature in behalf
of the confessed boodler.
The Wilson matter, hardly will be
readied before Wednesday, and it is
not unlikely that before then his resig
nation will be in the hands of the gov
ernor. >To force a hearing of the
charges of corruption and ' incompe
tency will have but one result— delay
'In the work of the legislature.
"Wilson will have to go," is the ver
dict of every legislator at, the state
capital tonight. . There is not one of
them to say a kind word for him; in
fact, they believe that expulsion from
office Is too light a penalty. But while
none of them feel that he is Justly en
titled to consideration at the hands of
th« legislature, it is equally true that
few of them wish to deprive him of a
hearing if he wants one.
On one thing they, are all . agreed,
and that is that not one cent of the
state's money will ever find its way
Into the pockets of the 1 attorney who
defends him. If he insists oh having a
hearing it will be granted him, but he
must defray all his own expenses.
In -order that no time will be lost
in dealing with Wilson about 20 mem
bers-of the legislature conferred with
Governor Gillett yesterday and: made
the necessary arrangements to speedily
dispose ofthecase, for no long drawn
out: examination will be tolerated. At
the conclusion of the conference Assem
blyman Grove. L. .Toh'nson of Sacra
mento was instructed to draft a con
current- resolution to-be presented this
morning -when '. the legislature con
venes. The resolution will provide for
the appointment of a committee of six,
three members from each house. This
committee will be vested with all neces
sary powers and may summon wit
nesses, administer oaths and call for
books. '
Immediately after- the , appointment
of the joint committee Wilson will be
notified * to appear., to -answer- tlie
charges made against him in the . gov
Continued on rase 5, Col. 4
The Sharp Stick for Boodler Andy
Claims to Own Mansion
of Mrs. Huntington
New York Tax Title Sharp Feasts
His Eyes on the Beautiful ;
Fifth Avenue Home
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.— Daniel Eich
mer haunts the vicinity of Mrs. C. P.
Huntingtoji's handsome mansion at
Fifty-seventh street and Fifth avenue,
feasting: his eyes upon what he claims
as his property. The young man makes
a business-'of attending city/ tax sales
and picking up bargains. ;','\u25a0' ,/ s
Two years ago he bought 200 parcel?,
in this way, toy paying the taxes due.
If the property so bought is not re
deemed within'. two -jribars, the tax pur
chaser gets a firm grip upon it; and
causes no end of trouble for the actual
owner.; Eichmer paid the accrued taxes
on Mrs. Huntingdon's *\u25a0 property. He
says the amount was $2,000, and that,
owing to. the .owner's failure to pay
within two years, he holds a lease upon
the property 'for \u25a0 1,000 years.
"I'm trying to evict Mrs. Huntington,"
said Eichmer today without -a smile.
; "But ; I can find no . one . to servo the
papers on. If Mrs. Huntington .wants
to retain her house she will have to
buy it from me. My, , wouldn't It be a
rise in the world to have the Eichmers
i move In. \ And we surely : will . unless
Mrs. Huntington agrees to my terms."
Mis. Huntington admitted to a re
porter that she , knew of Eichm'er's
claim, but denied that he had a valjd
tax title to her property. "It was ail
a mistake," she said.
St. Louis Philanthropist Gives Up
Enterprise on Account of Un
.. satisfactory Conditions
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 S.-^f ter five
years of philanthropic effort directed
toward the cure of 'consumptives, NO.
Nelson of St. Louis, a capitalist yiio
established a health, camp at .Imlio,
Cal., where hundreds of patients have
found health and improvement, is ;said
to have decided to abandon the linder
taking. ..'..' . • . ' :v: v
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18.— The announce-,
ment from Los! Angeles that N.O. Nel
son of St. Louis had decided.to abandon
the health camp at Indio was confirmed
at Nelson's office today. .At present .he
is traveling, in the south. Some time
ago he sent, John A. Henkosky, 'auditor
of his St.' Louis office, to investigate
and report on the conditions pertaining
at: the health -farm. -; Upon receiving
Sankosky's report ! that ' no effort ' : had
been; made to .improve the "conditions
that had'jbeen; unsatisfactory 'to'Nelson
the philanth ropis t decided to withdraw
his r support". \u25a0 \u0084 V
Mock .Bombs Explode
and Gompers laughs
Fiery Speech at A. F. of L
Session Quenched by
Practical Jokers
; NORFOLK, Nov. IS. — The most sensa
tional incident in the sessions of the'
American federation of labor occurred
today when Victor L.. Berger made an
impassioned speech advocating a reso- \
lutlon he had offered asking the federa
tion to oppose .organized militia and
favoring the arming of every sober arid
reputable citizen of the .United States
so as, to be able to resist the militia.
Berger claimed the militia, was not
intended to defend the country against
foreign foes, but to control the masses
at" home and to back up the strike
Immediately following the announce- ,
ment of Delegate Berger came a suc
cession of explosions in the rear of the
hall, which were caused by the burst- :i
Ing of inflated paper bags. The effect;
of this demonstration , was instantan
eous, oven President Gompers Joining in
the laughter caused by the mock bombs.
Berger's resolution was classed as pis
tol legislation and was defeated.
18.— The province of Reggiodl Calab
ria was visited by another severe
earthquake at 2:20 this afternoon. It
was especially severe at Branchaleon,
Feruzzano : and Bianco, and a number
of houses were shattered or damaged.
The people who had summoned .up
courage to return to their homes after
the earthquake of October 27 again be
came panic stricken and fled a second
time to tho country. Some of them
are- camped- tonight' in the opon air,
while others have taken refuge in- sub
terranean, grottos. Men and Svomen,
rich^ and poor, .priests and soldiers, are
thrown*-. together,, and the .devout; are
raising', prayers .to the \u25a0 Madonna and
the saints tosuccor -them in their mis-*
cry." /The gravity - of- the situation- is
increased |by " the inclemency of the
weather. ' r : '\u25a0\u25a0 . ; •„• •' j -
>-"-; At second violent f shock was experi
enced; in this i town ; at 3>3 > p., m. > The peo
ple; were into a: state of con
sternation,-which - was added • to" by, the,
stories': of further, "damage at Feruz
zano."- Assistance: has Jpeen: sent "to that
place. : ,/. •
"NEW 'YORK, Nov. IS.— Denis Cos
tigan;. for; many years a \well known
figure ; in ..sporting t circles,' died today
of \u25a0"; in the
hospital- on' Blackwells,' island. " He was
a ";•;\u25a0 close £ friend ':\u25a0 and -second: of J: Jack
Dempsey}^ \u25a0;.'.'.'. ~. r :V-\\; " \u25a0 .' \u25a0 .-'• . ". .• -, •;:.
, In many respects Sophy of Kravoma,
Anthony Hope's latest novel, is his great
est and most stirring. It begins serial
publication next Sunday in
The Sunday Call
Three Convicts Flee
\u25a0 *
From Penitentiary
Two Promptly Captured, While
Third Commits Suicide After
Shooting at Pursuer
qARSON, Xev., Nov. IS.— Three pris
oners escaped from the state peniten
tiary late this afternoon. A wagon was
sent to the prison wlth^supplies, and
when the attendant left f the rig the
three prisoners jumped in and drove off.
The guards had no chance to overtake
the escapes, who drove toward the city.
Word was telephoned to; the sheriff's
office and a posse started in pursuit. -
Deputy Sheriff Knoblock left this city
as soon as news of the escape reached
here and was one of the first to take
the trail of the escaped convicts. He no
sooner started than he was informed
of their location by a bullet whistllr.g
by his head. Convict John Edwards
fired the shot. Knoblock saw two men
dodge out of sight beneath a high sage
brush and covered them with his gun.
Being unarmed, the trio gave up and
were started on their way 1 back to the
prison In charge of their captor. ' ,
The men who made their escape were
Dick Forest, serving 10 years from
Washoe county for attempting to kill
a policeman;' Charles Watson. 11 years
from' Elko county for robbery; John
Edwards, 30 years for holding up-' the
Oberon saloon at Reno.
The posse in pursuit of Edwards came
across his body on the mountain side
back of this city. The convict had taken
a 'gun from a guard by the name of
Tierney before leaving the prison, and
had used this weapon in making th«
escape . from the prison. Ijt is believed
that Vwh en, he -saw, his companions cap
tured' 1 he ended his life rather than be
taken back^o the prison. I
Impertinent Question No. 25
Why Do You Laugh?
For the most original or wittiest answer to this ques
tion—and the briefer tKe better— The Call will pay
FIVE DOLLARS/, For the next five answers
The Call will pay ONE DOLLAR each. Prize ;
winning answers will be printed next Wednesday
and checks mailed to the winners at once. Make
your; answer short and address.it to
Governor Insures
Protection by
Superior Courts Given
Holiday Dispensation
Gillett Will Watch
Every Move, He
Leaders in Legislature
Ready for Caucus Today
George Van Smith
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18.-^
Insurance against the possibility
of interference with the progress
of the graft prosecution in San
Francisco is the purpose of a new
section which Governor Gillett
had written into the bill for tfce
amendment of the code of civil
procedure relating to the trans
action of judicial business on
special holidays.
Gillett had been cognizant of a
well defined fear existing in the
minds of San Franciscans that
the extra session of the legisla
ture and the legislation touching
the conduct of the business of th«
courts on special holidays were fraught
with danger. for tho craft prosecution.
That the people of San Francisco
and of the state have feared that a
"woodchuek" designed to kill the graft
prosecution would be slipped into the
bill Is be>-ond question. When Gover
nor Gillett announced that he had as
sumed the responsibility of preparing
the bills that are 'to be considered by
the legislature, the public generally
felt easier on that score.
The bill as originally drawn for the
amendment of sections 134 and 133 of
the civil code of procedure seemed clear
enough, but. recognizing the fear of the
public, / Gillett decided to take no
chances and had incorporated yester
day the following section:
."Superior courts- shall also have th<?
power to empanel and discharge grand
juries; to hear reports therefrom ami
to authorize such juries to carry on
investigations and examinations, ri
turn indictments and to have the same
received and filed in all respects as if
no such special holidays had been de-"
Governor Crflett said yesterday: ."Th«
public need have no fear about any
legislation adverse to a continuance
of tho graft prosecu "ion; I want to see
the graft prosecution go on and while
I think the bill as .originally .drawn
would have affected in no way th»
graft prosecution, I decided to assume
no risks and after consultation with
competent legal authorities, both with
in an<3 without the membership of the
! legislature, this new section was
agreed upon.
"I shall watch every act .of th«
legislature and the, public need Shave
no uneasiness about any careless or im
proper legislation belnff slipped
through." - .
In my judgment, the opposition to
the governor's scheme for the post
ponement of the dates for the collec
tion of taxes and the Imposition of
penalties for delinquency, "which Treas
urer Bantel of Stm Francisco has at
tempted to stir up, will not attain the
dignity of even a -respectable flash In
the pan.
- 1 think Gillett's bill will pass -with
Continued on- Pese 5, tcl.«. 1 ami a

xml | txt