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Many Califoniians have met Pope Pius.
Their impressions of him and their inter
esting anecdotes are gathered in an article
which will appear next Sunday in
THE SUNDAY CALL
VOLUME CHI.— NO. 79.
POLICEMAN IS
WOUNDED BY
HOLDUP MAN
Edward Mills, One of Bravest
Men on Force, Fatally
• Shot
Thug Fires Through Coat When
.. Accosted After Robbing
S; .. and Beating Victim
tfighwayraan Caught Later Hid«
.. : ing in Lot in Turk r
\u25a0•' .While searching a holdup man at
,•• Taylor street and Golden Gate avenue
' shortly after 11 o'clock last night Po
". liceai3n Edward Mills, one of the bra
• vest men in the department, was shot
• and probably fatally wounded by the
thug. The latter ran along Taylor
street, and Mills, though ready to fall,
pursued him and fired two" shots as
he ran. The thug, who said ht was
James Johnson, was found hiding in
•the ruins at Turk and Taylor streets
• a few minutes after the shooting. He
admitted his guilt. The shooting
\u25a0 was the sequel of a robbery that had
' : been perpetrated 10 minutes before by
'Johnson and a companion at Jones
and O'Farrell streets. F. E. Thomp
son; a bar tender, was the victim. He
was badly beaten and relieved of $5
and a gold watch and chain.
/;". Mills was patrolling his beat when
• a 'stranger approached and informed
. fc.lra. '.that Johnson, who' was standing
..arross the street, had just held" up a
man.. "Mills walked over to Johnson j
" aad. asked him if he had a gun, at the
• sarr:<e time beginning to search 'him.
The thug, "who had his hands in his
•vercoat pocket, fired through^ hie coat !
and then fled. Though tiuT-bttlt«t- en-;
tered Mills' right lung, he started in
.pursuit and Crfcd-tvro- shots at Johnson
be?orfc the fugitive disappeared Ground
rhe corner.
Wea.S from lose of blood. Mills en
. .. tered the central station. *Tve been
-"•feet,*" he told .Lieutenant Shea, at the
. same time opening: his coat. A moment
later- Mills fell, exhausted -by the- loss
. of- hjood.
I THUG . SHOWS FIGHT
"While the wounded policeman was
being ~ "cared for, Policeman llarry
Braig- started In search of the thug:.
H» was Joined by ' Policeman Roonev.
* who hßTTied^Xrotn Mission street when
the heard \u25a0 tee : shots. - After searching
the district for several minutes-the-of
' firers saw Johnson hiding behind a pile
of bricks- in - a lot at Turk and Taylor
Covering Idm -with their revolvers,
the policemen warned the thug that
they would kill him If he made a move.
"While being tandcuffed Johnson made
,l\a desperate "fight, but was quickly
overpowered and taken to the. central
emer£ei;cy hospital, where he was
identified by Mills.
T^Jiile running from the scene ot the
•hooting the U»ug threw away h£s
' overcoat : and revolver. These were
subsequently found in Turk street- near
Mason by Brsig and" Kooney.
The police are convinced that John
son and a pal. sre the men who held
up and robbed Thompson at OTar^ell
• and Jones etreet ten minutes before
Mills was shot. E. W. Dick son, a. con
' ductor -on the O'Farrtll streci line.
taw .the holdup aod later escorted j
Thompson to a nearby hotel, from where j
he was taken to the central emer- j
gency hospital. Thompson's purse was j
fouud In Johnson's pocket.
Dlckson's description tallies exactly
with. Johnson. Dlckson described _ the
long overcoat and the white, Elouch
\ nat which Johnson wore.
' LOOK FOk OTHER THUGS
The police are now looking for John
ton's companion and the man who ln
form«3 Mills that he saw Johnson hold
up a, man- a t few minutes before . the
EhooUng.
Johnson, who is a tough looking fel
low, about SO years old." admitted that
be Shot Mills, but said that he ha.d
merely intended to frighten . him.
Jehnifon denied that he had a com
panion. He said he came hers » few
d*ys ago' from L»os AngeleW. The police
believe that h<* is R member of the
notorious gang ot yeggmen who -have
3fcn traveUng through the state^for
some time.
Mills is one of the bravest and best
Hkcd men on the force. Since his ap
poiEt3=ent«in July. 1201, he has shown
vsior on many occasions. About three
months ago, at the* risk of his .life, he
rescued an aged roan and a. little girl
from a burning hotel building at Stock
ton and Filbert street*.'
The physicians at the central craer-
Weacy hospital are hopeful of saving
the life of the policeman, but they said
W - jast night "that 1 he .had but a ellght
chance.^ The bullet: entered the right
*lde. imbedding. Itself in the center of
the lung. -\u25a0\u25a0• Mills has a rugged consli
totion •nd he -nay recover
The San Francisco Call.
Register NOW, Republicans
// you don't' want Her"
rin to rule you, get on the
register before April 15.
Old registration has all
expired — you must register
again before April ls or you
can't vote at the May
primaries.
Registration closes April
15.
Last i day on which reg»
istered voter can move \u25a0 to
another t precinct and not
lose his primary . vote,
April 6.*
Registrar's office in the.
old city hall- open from 9
a. m. to 5 p.m.
Register NOW; Republicans
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHOXE &EARNY S6
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1908 j
WEATHER CONDITIONS
YESTERDAY— CI<?*r: northwest wind; m&xi
nta teaperuture, 65; mtntmum, 45. .
FORECAST FOB TODAr— F«lr; light noru»
v««t wiad. Psa-e 9
EDITORIAL
, Spring cleaalrg- for S*a FrtncUco.: P»ge A
Mn. Green's tni.-isforrnaticn. Page 4
Trooble for Japan ne«r tome. Page 4
Pollceisaa Edward Mills *hot and probably
fatally vou»le<l bj thug wbo 1« Mbseqneßtly
captured. * Page 1
-Owl -traia paase&fers Soa chase for ctmTlct
who leaped throng h car window and es
caped. . . Pa«e 14
Storm brewing as reroJt of dlsappolattaeat of
i committee at designs eobuiitted in contest for
fleet posters. Page 14
- Her. Ng Poon Chew, Chinese editor, tells
Y. .11. C A. meeting C4Uja Is armla? afalast
all catk.es but America. Page 13
; . Batchers and barbers Join with the citizens*
| hf alth coramltte« in fight to be waged against
rats. \u25a0 .-'.-'-\u25a0 \u25a0;..-- : v -Paa-e 13
New plars »ad cc» people interest Urge at»
ditocts at local theaters. ' Pas^e 14
\ Portngnese - societies to Iwoor nunory of
I ra ordered ting with religions eerrlce. VPage S
Burslars steal woman's . wedding - gifts alsd
Jewels while At la downtown with fc« l hns
band. .... Page 14
. UalUd Sates district «ttorney; for/sA, Fraa*
Cisco will proceed against Southern .Pacific com
pan? as sooa as Instructions are received - from
Attonsey G«n«ral Bonaparte. " " / Page 5
Probatloß of ficer . appeals to -people to help
saTe boys sold to ' womea and girls ensnared
by rtce. ' • P««e O
WOMEN'S CLUBS
Clobwoajen -of the rlty co-operate wSth the
health ofSclxlt ia fighting threatened'quaran
tine. Page 4
Bay cites clubwomen vary petty Jealousies
and stow spirit ot redprodtr fostered by the
district federation. " Page C
SUBURBAN
B*t. Walter E. Tanner of Metros* " ecorrs . the
peanct poUdclane '. of Alameda cormtr ! j and
ministers who were bloffed by superrlsors en
lifjnor QaestionT. . Page!
Muted thus enters Bertel*y borne and robs
woisan - while scores are passing on way to
charch. : • - '\u25a0. - : ; Page 1
Stanford "dry" law gr*« - Into c2ect today
and may cause, s«rtons clash. . Page 1
Wooes of Eastern EUr of Brelreley to ten
der leap rear dance and reception to Dnrant
lodire. F. & A. K. - Pasre «
Borlesgners ameng.. congregational cadet corps
of Oakland bcry rebeantas play. Pace 6
Alasaeda engineer rsss street" extension ' line
for proposed Soctbern Pacific trolley. Pacre 8
Yonth who robbed mother's guest of Jewels to
gire eweetheart makes confession. /, Pace 6
"Third person" U "new theory of sleuths ln-
Testigstisg "- dynasite \u25a0 myßtery - rerealed " by
•\u25a0Esty John** Martin. . Pasre 0
COAST
Girl tared frets San liJ.;< l l ood<>r promise of
marriage and fortune sues for * $5,000 dam
age«. - Page 3
• Clande npgJwton. Oregon poetofficc robber.. is
certpneed to take the Keefer cur*. '\u25a0 Pas* T
Nineteen -Japanese" castaways- camp three
months at foot of Alaskan glacier.. ._ Page "
Unknown taan found strung to tree sear San
Jose tbonjrbt to be San Franciscan. Page"
I EASTERN
' Qa&dtome Mrs. Hinctley says hosband, whom
ifi! FrascUco, Sassalito and Boston regarded as
j Adonis, had bowlezs end .green' eyes, " and : she
cocldnotecjJure.it- ,•. 'Page 1
By direction of -tb« president Secretary . Met
ealf makes public the report of Admiral . Con-.
Terse showing the Americas nary, is deficient
csly ia Qtsantlty of ships, not qaali ty. Page 1
Baron* Takahira. new 'ambassador, of Japan.
Cacnts war talk, on arriral In the city of -New
Ycrk. Page 1
Charles W. Morse atTe*ted \u25a0 In ' Xew York ou
retnrn from ' Europe on charge of grand Ur
cfnr- Page 3
Plttsborg flood reaches crest. Snow sous to
intense «u2erlng of Tietiroe. Page 7
American - battleship Beet passes Coqultafco.
Ctilr. azui ezchaasec friendly signals. Page 1
Acitrta't efforts" to Increase sphere \u25a0• of i ia
j fio*nce«F*lolaies' agreement of - powers^ foir^ Joint
j jetton In Balkans, . and* Rsssla is < left - With a
free band to-wwk oat Its ' ewn . policy., la near
ca»t.\ »"•;." page z
SPORTS
K. J. Traser wins the first class of the
Shell Mocnd rEJeand pistol . chsbJ \u25a0.-,./ Page 5
Joseph Schwarz wins Ia '.third class utd - Paul
Cortis la fourth class in singles :' tennis ; tourna
ment. Page 5
: Unrle sod MeeUck to* be among . the ' contend
ers In the classic California derby next : Sat
urday. . - :...> ; ..,Pageß
The Governor runs . s sensational course \u25a0* ia
final of class . stake at Ingleeldc >\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 coarslng
P» rk »^SSSS pNwRgHf Page 8
-J. O. A. G. H- : ; Keeae are pressing ;i S.^ C.
RUdreth closely for lead la list » of winning
owner*."/ " *.'-V^ Page. 8
Jockey, Chris Kirscbbsom wins rtdlnj. honors
daring week at' Emerrrtlle. /.../.; Page's
Polo play/,lSjresamed at • Burlingame, 'V Walte|
Hobart's team wmnlng/clereriy. " Page 5
Larce' crowds " Ttstt . the training; «n»rters ' of
boxers Stanley Ketcfcel and Mike <Twln> SulU'
ran. PageT 8
MARINE'/
Southern-. Pacific's -new tog. prores to; I* -a
SAN >FRANCIS<^
SAYS CLERGY
IS EASY FOR
POLITICIANS
Rev. Walter EManner Criticises
Stand of Ministers; Before
Supervisors
Unwise Committal on Liquor
Question Causes Laugh in
Alameda County *
"Solid Four" Holds District in
Greater Bondage Than
Czar His People
OAKLAND. .Feb. 16.— "The heroic
manner ; assumed by some of our
county officials when they are finally
driven by criticism to do their duty
would furnish excellent \ material for
the plot of a musical comedy," said
Rev. Walter E. Tanner tonight to his
congregation in the Baptist church of
Melrose. "They^ say they do their
duty under, such circumstances merely
as a result of. their own strong con :
victions and not because they are
under fire. To doubt the sincerity of
any of- them is cruel, \u25a0 they : say, no
matter with what crowd he is training
or to what interests he shows special
favors. It seems incongruous to - them
that preachers should dare, criticise
them. But the number of preachers
who; cry out and "spare not", around
the county is increasing, and those
officials who neglect their duties will
fare less easily f rom ( now on. i
WOULD DRIVE OLT PROPHETS' : :
"They call It moral and religious an
archy and denounce us. as , slanderers,
ignoramuses,"; unjust; accusers and un-
dignified pulpiteers. .These and other
equally careful^and' guarded. 'stateniehts
are mado by the Casablancas ontpolltl
cal burning decks, and they shriek\witb*
vehemence," but '\u25a0\u25a0 keep a* watchful' eye^ to
the gallery at thY same- time" with fthe
expectation oit \u25a0 applause * from such'
quarters. - '. : \u25a0.) : .\. -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0_"" \u25a0.-• \u25a0;'.
"They would drive out. any. of the
prophets of Israel. If Isa.lah wereiliv-^
ing • now he would be shipped tto the
Philippines, j and -If Amos cried but
against the evils of this county : they
.would contrive a way to get him com
mitted to San Quentin.". They, stimulate
such patriotism by denouncing preach
ers. -\u0084 ,'....;/.
MINISTERS ARE DECEIVED '
"The ministers who appeared before
the board last Monday .were .devout,
sincere' and earnest men. 'and 'one of
them is entitled to great. commendation
for work he has done t in. purifying his
district. They asked me' to accompany
them, but I could not. r,The~con*duct'of
Chairman Mitchell in calling, them upon
the carpet and holding them- responsible
for,- utterances from other ? pulpits :• than
their own. and in Insinuating that such
remarks were .impeding^.the progress
of the liquor question at hand; was .the
essence -of demagoguery : and political
bunko and- was, done purely /for the
purpose of intimidation and deception!
"That political :.. p>-mnast ..figured
preachers were easily - deceived and
had no .insight, into', political' scheming,
and - that by * s uch a method ' he ! . could
"get ministerial approbation . tq" heal ! the
wounds of the .criticism he had already
sustained; He thought it a'good chance
to make a grandstand' play.;: and'." win
support and indorsement of some clergy
and church people.
EAST MARKS . FOR . BOARD "
""The only criticism I. have of the
brethren who .went before : the board
is .-; this : They \u25a0\u25a0 were easj' marks and
helped by their attitude .and . addresses
to confirm the existing* opinion- that
preachers are easily fooled^ and .easily
worked by designing politicians. 1 .They
confirmed the': opinion that ' preachers
as a class are shortsighted and imprac
ticable in public I matters : \ to ; a \ greater
extent : that any other class of * citizens;
As a result, these'; three ministers
caused a laugh to ;-run round the^ politic
cal ring - from • one : side ?to t thie ; other,
and they would V have . made ever;'
preacher in . Alameda : conn ty ,: the laugh
ing stock of the entire^ public , but for
the fact that: there are a ; few, ; ministers
about' the bay who; are speaking^ out
on- public -questions \and are -.showing
ability to grapple with- civic \ .problems.'
btherwise. no biie :would j believe -that
the : clergy : has any \u25a0 practical y influence
aV;aiC^^^ "" \u25a0 -
"These ~ ministers ".were 1 .; sincere, ~but
they let down the bars - and .unwisely
commltted^themseivc-s' to : gain a partial
victory/ and the '<. future ; showy how
they have : been: tricked. _
DuiJnVr theVeaflier;.part';of ithe^even T
ing Rev. Mr. Tannef/read a ; symposium
of letters dealing ; with; racetrack
evils. -^ He"said that ' charitable organl
za\io_ns and even some women's-" clubs
received spiafl cash donations ', f romTthe
track- officials fro m *tlmo ..to* time."^ and
that the jpiaying of •"\u25a0 bridge,: whist in
clubs frecuently 'created <\u25a0 a desire for
\u25a0riceirickj^miiinsr. : ". •'\u25a0*;\u25a0* -
Rev. Walter E. -Tanner of Mel
rose, ; who *; scores \ supervisors "of
Alamcda,yand ministers who ap
peared Jon '\u25a0} liquor; question.
BawlegsandGreenEyes
Parted Hinckleys
i Defects in Society Adonis M ore
Than > Handsome \V He Could
Endure, She Says ': \u25a0
SPECIAL IHSPATCHi TO THE CALT.
BOSTON, Feb. 16.— '-'My/ husband is
bowlegged. That" Jarred me and his
green ej'es v were ..", more than .1 ; could
endure," the beautiful Mrs. Alice Gil
man Hlnckley explained today in.telli
ng. why she left her husband; whom
not only society of, £;an Francisco and
Sausalito, but Boston 'folk regarded. as
the Adonis of , the . government's ocean
service."" \u25a0;*,/'*/ r .;"V ; -'-' : - \u25a0 '-._/ -;-.;
: She' added that she had deserte.d her
husband 'for, 'other reasons, . which, .' if
revejUed,- /would show up/ Lieutenant
Hinckley in his -'true'-f light .
The romance of. Alice Gllman, one
of the -belles of- exclusive Melrose,' and
Lieutenant Hinckley, who was a. social
lion a.few years ago -in^ the/ aristocracy,
of tlie south-shore, 'caused 4 wide, in-*
terest' i iri ."New^ England;?-;;' Their • mar
riage V here 'in*-: October.'^ 19 04,- ..was a.
memorable 4 even*,-- -/ f o^.. Washiiitc ton"; f-Hd
'thW"Wto/jthe;iPicafic''/cii^»tKVent>the
bride ;with her husband and ths ;news
ot'.^diyofce ''; prbeeedings r ; bfoughi -'rby,
Hinckley hisstlrVed a .sensation in the
'Hub.-? /-."""• -f. .-".-: J} ' • . «A \u25a0: Uj
-Mrs. ; Hinckley declares •she willsfight
the \u25a0 suit to/the, bitter, 1 end.. She has en-.
gaged counsel, to 'institute \u25a0 counter^ pro-f
ceedings/forfdlvorce.v",' .">;:-._\u25a0" •;• •""//:-\u25a0'.. -.\u25a0;' j
•'When; I left {my. husband I cam a if to j
Boston to sh6w"Kim* up. If I only had |
1 him hero- now.'— and-, Mrs.-,. Hinckley j
I shook her \ flst— "l ; don't see f fTow 1 1 j
ever stood -for those green eyes, any/
..way./" ''..;/_/ / .„*.;" ' . " .- '\u25a0-\u25a0 -''"/I
;/• 'Xieutenant . Hinckley.. \u25ba' has 'J. little!
! ground . for , a\u25a0' divorce x action.^ butj<l !
I have lots'," she added.^ her 'own "eyes i
i Sashing fire. ; When'"' she was 'asked i
I about the letters which it is alleged j
were 'found in' her trunk, Mrs. Hinck
ley; said that h«rVattbrney "had; warned
her. that she "must not speak of any^of
theVdetaiisy' ; /j "-'\u25a0 : // .-'^^v'
/^"'l. could .tell things that would. cause
a ; sensation, : but .my lawyer will not
allow me to do' so,"' she Explained. "
.; ;Mrs..Hlnckle>; is the daughter of At
toniey Raymond; R., Gllman; formerly
one of the best \u25a0 known - lawyers in » the
east, "but 'now an inmate of a* sani
tarium. ~. .-y\- '. --
MASKED THUG HOLDS UP i
-FAMILY^ IN*;.f HEI R HOM E
Berkeley Woman , Gives yUp
• Jewel to Save; Lives of Her : f
, ; .:
1«1— Mrs.KUa.Von
Hergert . was -held up and 'robbed. by* a
masked • m an* In her home' at .2401" Chan -
ning way tonfght while scores of Tper-
sons,. -were/passing "on .their .Tray,. to
services at the \u25a0': Flrsii "Presbyterian
church- --.•;\u25a0 " -'''h v • - ! -**\u0084• : I
Mrs. Yon Hefgert "was sitting at the
piano Mn her"':' sitting room- 1 when-* the
thug .! ran g; the . doorbell. ;<\u25a0 She i ssetn t a
young ' son "; to ;.the ; door and ? followed
wi th h err daught erl . *. ; -\-} ; --^• • : • -^-''t. •/: !
; As Mrs. VonHergert approachedithe
masked ' man '"j aimed * aT \u25a0 pistol s at>" her
head :. and * ordered . her / not . to '"\u25a0 make 7»
sound.": j.Xheni"' he \u25a0 commanded- lier^j to
bring her: jejwels.i v^rf}'"- \u25a0 r; : '^
\u25a0\u25a0-;•' The ; frightened 'children' burst.'.into
t ears.', but . : ; were v ; silenced J .'by i - another
orde r , to ; keep; qu letor- be • sho t. :\< \u0084r - ; '-.
To" save \ the' lives \ of /her? little* ones,
Mrs." Von ; Herbert : ru shed j upstairs With
them. \f ollowedjby; the^thugV'.* She went
to 'i a \u25a0'\u25a0: bedroom •' and- • procured "- an " 'opal
ring/and/ |3;'', ; which "she '\u25a0;. gave to 'the
robber, - who': left Vat j once. 'As ; he * de-
partedjhe said:.'V : . ,' :,: _-..., -.-^ .
:" "Don't •• you * come 'outside *or | make "a
move ; or|niy ' pal," "»*? is", watching, will
'\u25a0 idlLyou-7/- A : . '•'& '\u25a0':\u25a0-} prX" '" '~Cr"^'"i
( Th'ei terrified .woman) closed , the "door
andT^e "thief 'disappeared^ »'•:' '/
Mrs-'Vonllergert-was too- terrified 'to
I^l\^^^^jr' H-: ,'j i ~'-^ i \u25a0\u25a0*' '^-'\u25a0-''\u25a0 :f: f : X;
The robbery occurred ; at^S - o'clock ; in
one" of \u25a0 the /most J prominent fstreetsfof
I .->» _^.' A- j^m. *^nj|ftJ('MJ** < "'' 1 \u25a0*\u25a0 «JLsfw*~^* J P'»#J p . M 'ls^^l^ii^frU]'.sliWi'''^*'»satw >^s*« !
j^^K^^^SJ*^§^£» • Hergert^jJJdlthe
| toE^^bt^M sttayjauitfand | srayl cap**
'andlhad the £ appearance > of; a • college
: studeot^^BTsaidlthaHthe curtains?in
-room . were drawn^ and
i^hel anw^roes^that| the •*, robber^^seejiig
1 ??' ira ? s } n ? d she ' * I ' 3S
AMERICAN NAVY
IS DEFICIENT IN
QUANTITY ONLY
Admiral Converse Reports Ships]
: Not Inferior to Th^se in
. Foreign Service; ;
Personnel; ;in Ambition and
.Knowledge^ Second }to
' None in World
Defects - Pointed Out by Criticsj
Declared to Be Absolutely [
Unfounded I
WASHINGTON, Feb. -16.— .
By direction of -the "president Sec
retary : Mctcalf has made public
the : report of Admiral Converse
on _ thej fighting shipsj of the
American navy, . called forth , by
many criticisms \ recently^pmb
lished in magazines ' and other
wise. : This report was prepared
primarily to satisfy the president
as to the exact* state of our naval
ships compared with those ; Jof
other navies, and its publication
is authorized with the design ' to
reassure the ' American ". sailors as
to the quality of the weapons
with : which they must go into
battle. *;
Admiral Converse - characterizes the
criticisms as - "prepared \ by." persons
whose knowledge of the /subjects- dis
cussed ._< was' limited and : Incorrect"
There was, he said. iTmple/justiflcation
.f. f . o . rtfa e. .^.option of the^ battleship de-;
signs ; which jiave been, follbwedl .'
MISTAKES >OT SERIOITS \u25a0
\u25a0*yiVlB 'not clalmed'that*mlstak'es have
: not been /made," , he adds., "orlttiit oar
ships Vfetwiihout^ faults^ but In' view of
state < ofr,the>art; o :^|bat^ihlp
bunding;tifl*^fa^tlls|noTsSlbT:^
at.*A 1 1 isTremirkahTe? that the! intstakes
jWere so ;few. - and J thai' none r vr^r« really
seriou Sy \u25a0 In^ this^respect our, record will
'eom'pare 'favorably : . } wlth\that of foreign
.services."/ /, t /'!\u25a0.: \ : \. / > • -\u0084 • " :. ;. \u25a0
ilnthe 91 pages whlch.tbe admiral de
votes: to . the ; defense of .the navy' the
subjects dealt' with include battle drills,
freeboard ; of "American "ships/, height 'of
gun torpedo 'defense /gun si
battleship ; armor,/ turret . designs, am
munition /hoists, ,In ; arid ; out turning
screws, 'the Kearsarge/and Kentucky
and- general notes. , ; - - -
'SHIPS -3rOT INFERIOR. - . \ : i
/: His emphatic conclusion is:- -
'"'Our 'ships are riot'inferidr to those in
foreign \u25a0 services."
,-\u25a0" "We ; have," *he J says.' "made compro
mises in -: our" designs of battleships be
cause* it ? ls .'impossible to construct: a
perfect' battleship.' J Such compromises
have/ perhaps* detracted from the desired
perfect, ship ;' in . some j respects, but~ at
the : same ; time have ' made it possible to
improve, upon • some * other existing-dls
advantageV;and,;on:..th"e' whole, the com
pfbmlsesr, each v and" a 11.% have tended
toward a, nearer' approach .to.:the;de
sired- perfect^ finality.' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0>' Other nations
have,! labored *md 1 will, : like r ourselves,
continuei,toTfabor- under ithissatme difli
c'ulty to- approach' as
near fas possible .that* impossibility^—
a" perfect: battleship. :-*,,".- , r -.
J "The -'quail ty "of » the 1 material - of : bur
navy is; Inferior to none; ia quaatity of
vessels alone "are we lacking. • vTlth an
Increase in - nnmber' of ships' the Ameri
can navy \u25a0wlllihaye'.been supplied "the
only feature , necessary^ to ', make it (sec
ond :.toi nonerln 'all^; that tends "- toward
flgh ting efflciencyJ And when the stress
of 'a^uiJ'*coimbat. r If , such should unfor
ituna'telyVcbme^f T/rlngs . the Conly really
practical • testa;! our country'; need f have
no ?f? f ear a 'of mlsgt vlhgs^ that our \u25a0 battle
shipf twIII not fflve an/ excellent account
Of ;theinselVes aid [prove themsel ves Tall
that V we i have /designed * them for and
know)them^,to be." , ' ' : ;
rXaWMTtfi'fECOXDTO SOVE
\u25a0~. !\ •*&£% pWrsonnei jof our I navy~ in am-.
biti6n;^anja"r^Professjonal -\u25a0 knowledge."
the* admiral '.adds, "is ;' second to none .in
-Vhe- World." '"':.:: " \u25a0/• /. \u25a0. ' : " " :/:.-•-\u25a0 ;"''-.." : /.'*
SP«S? L ls ; dcv , ote £ :to a
VefutationVpf {the""[criticism that Ameri
can^ flghting not. set c as /high
out j'of ?.thV; watery as those of; foreign j
'navies. J /-";/ •\-''C',^Cti~-<X-i \u25a0'--"/. '-.\u25a0\u25a0"'*
"It ; may \u25a0 riot be ' amiss," the report
adds, ;.*.Vhi!e dealing -with thd : subject |
of gun heights and free "board, to add |
;thatvthet ; japaries«7{in^th9ir ,most re- |
: 'standing-. an?^'increase ''of '.v- speedy and '
length; of vessel, not, raised. their gun \
positions nor" ths. freo: board, which Is ;
one' of the results gained from,' their !
' experiences: from, their recent /war." \u25a0
It Is noted " that ' one of the lfssons
;\u25a0: 'i&^n^^^^ft^fj^^io-JsLpajxes^ \ war' ]
-was Hhat 'the- three arid- six pounder j
\ SuS^wefe'inot; heavy ; cpough/to^repela i
.^ '\u25a0 As r aresulpaHjOur^ bat- j
ilesiilps r now \u25a0 carry / heavier batteries j
;for,sucU 'aervice.* ' '/\u25a0. : .: !
| \u25a0BTnpmriMj^r'lthe i criticism J of the po- j
sitionlibf to j
CooStfSie*' •»; pijpei/ Bottom 'Coluin'i \u25a0 i ; -
The true ghos^ stor^.iK^kh %&fe "*^ n
appearing for several : weekMhave < mu!eV
i profound impre^|pT^p>Two Tijmjaal «t£fcsi
"Ofithis 'sort will appcafigtxt SurMay in jj
THE SUND^^isC^
Baron ; Kogoro < TakaMra, new
Japanese ambassador, who brings
peace ', message from • emperor.
Stanford's "Dry" Rale
May Cause Strife
Rigid Enforcement of the Law
[Against Students Drinking
Likely Ao Cause Clash
SPECIAL DISPATCH ' TO THE CALL
. STAJ^bRb IISI VERSITT. Feb. 1 6.-—
\u25a0The new.and rigid law against- the use
of liquor by- the; students" will go iato
effect tomorrow.: It i» believed by many
of the instructors ' and students that \u25a0a,
serious clash .will result and that , cis
sensloa is likely^ to rend the student
•body.: *. «-/y: ; \u25a0:• ,'.-.•.,..: • .*, .-.. " : _. ; '.' .
- Since - the resignation , of ; the . commit
tee on student 'affairs several "days ago
the rumor has been circulated that • the
committee members, believing It im
possible to enforce the new antidrinking
law, .'had ' decided* to *. retire. .
.^President Jordan has announced that
anew committee on student affairs will
be named 'in a short time. " He '\u25a0 refused
to *dlvulge > the names .of the * faculty
members 'who are likely -to be ; chosen.'
However.'lt is the opinion of the stu
dents that the men who do* their utmost
to!see that, the new rules are strictly
enforced will be placed . on the com
mitted .
•Before the scholarship > committee
turned In its' resignation reently the
following- resolutions were adopted:
"Resolved, that the academic council
of )the" university is in thorough,'sym
pathy -with the • policy of eliminating
'the T" drinking V^of * Intoxicating liquors
\u25a0from Enclna hall, the fraternity, houses j
"and 'other lodgings, : and of the removal:
of ( students guilty "of drunkenness.
.v "Resolved. , that the council .hereby;
urges and -instructs the university com- ;
mlttee on student^ affairs" to- use* all:
means \u25a0 to" these " ends,' and* pledges its ;
support" to*. the" t president; and ' the . com
mittee on .student affairs in their^ effort
to free 'the university.- fromf the -burden
and disgrace l of "student drunkenness."
BI^FLEET^GREETS^AND r
:.'\u25a0'; PASSES COQUIMBO^HILE
Approaches I Within J Two '^Miles
of SKbre, ? butr Few People * ;
\u25a0 \u0084 . ; \u25a0 " Get x« -yy??*, -if. .'\u25a0...
; ' - T c SPECIix. ;CABOS; TO .THE pAUf iv"
\u25a0\u25a0"• ViU^Ai^^"|ci»ii^r*Fel». ? 1 6.— The
American * battleship^ fleet ; passed* ..Co
qulinbb."\u25a0 at- 20^. minutes^ to ,li, o'clock
yesterday • morning.- * f apprbaehing>4* to*
within two miles of -shore. "~>T}*« '-people
of the place,- not ' knowing; jthe 'ships
would beTin ; sight^ had 'not. ; gathered -In
large numbers, i \u25a0<; -^; * ; •' " r *'
After 'a Jfew friendly "signals^ had
been .exchanged with \u25a0 the v 'Coqulmbo
lighthouse,-' the * fleet ; ; steam'ed;Uo^ the
northwest.' rr' . •-. * -i .; * . -\u25a0-
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NEW ENJOY OF
MIKADO SCOFFS
AT WAR TALK
Ambassador Takahira Brings
Message of Peace From
Land of Nippon
Says Conflict With America
Would Be "Too Hellish"
for Thought
Baron Calls Voyage of Reef
;"Merely: NavarManenver
' on Grand.Scale"
>EW TURK, Feb. 15. — tX^eLarlux Ctai
war betweci the rnrted States acad
iipaa would be the "moat tniamarai
event in the world** history" and warn
-too hellish'? tt» be thought of. Baron
Kosoro Taiahlra, the n«w Jap«a«»»
imbausdor to TVaaMaston, said t9dxr%
txyoa " tmmAhng in > e rr Tork. bom ' the
.\u25a0teuner Etnzia,'tkat the J*?«nw«
knew abaolntetr aothlas of « break fat
the -cordial relattoas which have been
historic between the two nations. Talk
of war, Baron Takahira declared with
much cmpbitli, wma atterty nnlntellisl
ble.to htm. oblcm It wit caread broad
eaxt to ', serve : the e«mxnerclal ends ot
. Mint newspaper*.
. The aew ambassador said ffcere mlxht
'be • ota e matter* peadlac* In Washing
ton which would r en nlre hia attention^
bat they were not serious. A* to the
craiu of the American fieet to the Pa
dlc o«an, heresarded rt as partly n
i naval maneuver on a errand •eale—de
sicaed to ihow the world at large that
America has a woaderfnl naval power,
which can be dispatched anxnhere at
a -momeat's notice, fc ln . rapport of a
legitimate 'eaase, which always Is at
the bottom of American diplomacy .**
PRESEJST CREDEXTLU.S TOtfAT
Baron T&iahira will lea.ye for "Wash
tegton tomorrow morata? act 11 o'clock
to present "his credentials to President
'^oiSrilU'^Be^'ls-'ra* 1 wirra personal
friend of Rcoterelt and Is lookins for*
•ward, to hia rnaeUns wltii the chief
executive with , pleas are.^
The ; baron is retornlnc to the Axcdr
lean capital after an absence of two
years spent In* Hone as ambassador to
Italy.; The baron left /Washington; as.
minister and was subsequently ele
vated ' to ; the . rank . of ambassador. 'He
was om of the Japanese envoys at. the
Portsmouth* peace 'conference.
**I am .pleased ' to come back_to •. this
country In my present capacity,** said
Baron ', Takahira.
ITASHETGTOX * DIPIiOMATIC CK.VDLE
• "I "started my diplomatic career as an
attache at our legation in Washington
20 : years ago and I , have ' always re
garded that city as my cradle." Now I
am goin s back there . as tfc^ personal
representative -of . the Japanese «m-"
peror. accredited to .. the - president of
the United- State** and I think I can
consider it a triumphal entry into that •
city.
"1 recall to mind at tills moment the
pleasant experiences I had through the
most trytes time of my last stay at
Washington. ' It was at the crucial
time of [my career, when I had been
working" day and nisht for nearly two
years,' and- the. friendship I s-celved
from America did much to diminish the
anxiety '[ that otherwise would have
been Immense. - *
~'* r So' one \u25a0 knows ; better than • I how
sincere and true were the . expressions
of;. American, sentiments. No on^
appreciates more than Ir do the^hljh
value "of '; such" sympathy.; All that* I
"thoukht of Americans then" I freely "ex
pressed at • the , time and .my words
• must > be remembered by :- those who
cared to .take .an ; Interest In . me. So
:th#re Is [no need to repeat^hem. They
simply t»H thatf I am»the same man
tnat I was 'and that I am of the same
mind W,wben: I left tliis\country ia
December, f3 05.
CAJf- XOT FORETEU. ACTIOX :
>-- ~l* know ; there -were some \u25a0 questions
arising after IJeft-f-about the segre
gation 4 of Japanese • children In. some of
the" schools' of the j Pacific: coast and of
'Japanese immigration. -> * i 'can not, o£
"course, ••tell you at 'this mozasnt how I
will' have to deal with remains to

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