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By Next Sunday
The Sunday Call -fi
Benjamin Ide Wheeler Brings
News of Former President's
Plan for Western Trip
Head of State University Makes
Record Breaking Trip From
Europe Home
Says Oxford=Cambridge Rugby
Team Will Play California
This Fall
[Special Dlipclch to The Cell]
BERKELEY, March 20. — After a
record hrrakinc trip nf 10 days
from the port of Cherboarsr,
rranif. Dr. Benjamin Ide Wherler,
president of the University of Califor
nia, arrived here lonichi after an ab
»eaee of »4x month*, during: .which
time he delivered a oour*e of lectdren
before the l"nl»er»li y of Berlin as
Iloo»evelt profe»«or. Thl» honor con
ferred upon htm by Kalner Wilhelm.
had been prerionnlr Riven to Prettl
«lent Hadley of. Vale, and I*rofr«»or»
llur£f»» and Felix Adlrr of Columbia
I nfver»ltv.
Roosevelt to Lecture^
Doctor Wheeler brought* the an
aounrement that Hoo»r\«-lt n» fII lecture
at the I niver«ltj- of California in the
\u25ba print of 1911, and that a combined
Oxford-Cambridjce Ra&rhjr foot hall
team «vtll play the blue and cold on
the local campn« some time in Septem
ber or October of this year. This team
\u25a0will tour the United States and Cankda,
end among 1 ' the players will be Rhodes
echoiars from this country.
The head of the university received
a number of letters from Roosevelt in
Africa while he was in BerUa, and
Doctor Wheeler said that all
awaited the visit of the former presi
dent. • -. . >
"1 believe that Colonel Roosevelt is
immensely popular in England." '.:''\u25a0 he i
continued, "and admired there for^ his
•fair play tactics, his sportsmanship and
4 '•.s:-?smar.ship. He will deliver a series
\u2666« :' lectures here in the spring of 1911.
The subjects and «iates will be an
r.uunctd later/
Praises German Methods
Declaring the hope that a body of
trained men will etnerjre from the
chaos of "American" municipal govern
ment. Dr. Wheeler said that they
could not be better fitted for offic^,
than if they were patterned after the
... - ;
German methods.
"The dijrging of sewers and the lay- i
i.ir ot a street pavement is a business
and not a political affair," significantly
remarked the head of the university in
<]Jj=cussing the training for ' office of
the Germans.
••We are far behind Europe in these
matters," he said, "and we could do
well to follow in their footsteps in
many things. The German system is
accurately arranged, all according to
rule. 1: is a mighty definite system,
immensely organized.
"Germany is now reaping the bene
fits of their years of training which '
began in IMS. and it is today the most
jirosperous country in the world
(jermans Are Prosperous
•Jammed by the Slavs on the one
land axid the French on the other it
i= like the pressure which produces
anthracite coal. The Germans are now
extremely prosperous; there is no un
employed class', and they are harvest
ing in from years of training of their
"They are coming to the blsr from
t*e small things, and the peril of their
tr^««;tjnn is whether they can stand
the prosperity.
* 'Tlie best men of the state into
service, while here the best men
go into the service of the corporations,
as lawyers or in other capacities.
"It does not necessarily mean that
because the .German goes into the serv
ice < f the state that he is a politician.
He has plenty of politics, it is true, but
Jiiß life work is the position he holds,
and he distinguishes between the busi
ne*s of sewer digging, for instance, ami
"There a man enters into a stud* of
municipal problems and train* himself
for tiie office, of mayor .dr." superin
tendent «f street*. Ills position is of
life tenure, and he is out of the pale of
politics and its influence.
"The German cits.es are ' admirably
governed, Berlin "being . probably the
l^st governed of them'all. Everything
is taken care of. The police, street and
fire departments are excellent.
AH Departments Efficient
"1 remember on one -occasion when
an omnibus had knocked over, a tree
that within an hour's time the head
gardener of the Vity had pronounced
that the tree could be saved. Their
fire department is very efficient, and al
most instantly aXter - the alarm is
sounded the/ fire laddies, dressed, as
roy son say*, like brigadier' generals,
come to the door of the burning house,
and, after knocking, inquire if they can
be of a*s!stanee.
''\u25a0' "Ton have the feeling that you are
'ivell taken :eare" of 'there, too much so
for some people. After all; there; is '3
fresh breeze here. There is a sort of
good cheer in llie United States. There
is a consciousness- of the individual
freedom and power; which may he the
best thing in thY world. We may, make :
our mistakes, but -there is an Individ- \
uallsm' about vi." \u0084„"._/. i
The San Francisco Call.
MONDAY, MARCH 21. 1910
Ijoss of oar tr*4* with Mojchcria. Pace 6
Tfcp irccsjcct oo behalf of Standard oil. P 6
Taking tht rtarcb- oct of maximum
tariff. Pause «
Th« country weary of Cannon and C»n
nonism. . • . PaKe «
Cnrry nsanaccr cUUna focUi. bat* concedes Los
Acsrlee coaotr to Johnson. Paare 14
CITY v ; vAl
Solon? grilled by Asiatic exclusion league at
comedy-like meeting. . Paaje 5
Eecltal by Tiily Koenen, contralto, a. splendid
exhibition of roeal art. Page 7
Mayor at laying of tchool cornerstone discusses
need of manual training. Page 7
Comedj «nd sonys in "Tbe Bed Mill at the
Saroy redeem production. ' Pace 7.
. Palm J>und*y observed In churches with songs
of triumph and processions. Pace 7
On-heum's attractions this week are both
eßtertaining and Inftrnctive. . Page 7
Telephone rfficials and surety company exam
ine books of inspected cashier. face 10
Policemen ej»d the Marathon d&ace contest and
club some youths who protest- - Pas? 3
School vacation months may be arranged to
aid Santa Clara prune growers. Pace 14
•"Good time t«an<joet ? * arranged by Downtown
association with unique feature*.* i'M«r lv
San Francisco woman's club holds Arbor day
celebration at Glen Park whooL Page 7
Bay Cities cimsomers' league to start cam
i>r.;cD to better condlu'ons among: the chil-
Balloon race is to be held at the aviation
Oaklaiid policeman held tip by two men and
revolver stolen. Page 1
Wheeler brings word that Booser'elt will lec
ture in Berkeley. Pace I
Alameda j>anor to climb Alps with pirty and
j s^e past-inn fl»y. I'as;e 4
Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury likely to be neit
president of Ebell. Page 4
Mounted iK>lireman i* rtot at and missed by
*pe*tJing -Joy riders." Pace 4
H<>m«» of I>»ster Reiff near I^ke Merritt robbed
of Jewelry valued at $200. Pace 4
Alf nspon. Scotch ventriloquist, heads enter
taining bill at the Bell tieater. Paare 4
Berkeley assessor a«ked to resign by city
council, but n*> successor named." Page 4
Dr. Arthur T. Hadley. Yale university presi
jdfDt. to addr»^s University of California t-tudents
during Jubilee week. Paa;e 4
\*r \J f\ W X • " >
Engrne plunges from track end two men are
killed. Page 5
Acrnonaut twice narrowly escapes death in
balloon flight. Pase 3
San Jos* prepares for big carnival of roses.
May 11 to May 15. Paarr M
Mihrar jid 13 of Kb associates ere. found
foiltr. Pasje 2
Insurgent* are angered by Cannon's caustic
denunciation. - Page 1
I'riest «lyirg as leper for aiding others !n col
ony he established. f . Page 1
, " Roftsrvelt fcays hi* welcome in New York
mast b«- noopartisan. Paaje 3
Price* for Jeffries-Johnson fight will raoge
from fO to >.yi. Pasje 8
Barbarians defeat San Francisco soccer team
by wore of 2 to 1. Page S
Oxford and Cambridge ready for annual boat
race on the Thames. Page 9
Exodu* of likely contenders for eastern track
priies «non to begin. ( Page »»
Revolver cracks gain new laurels in shoots on
Shell Mound ranges. . Page 5*
Jack " Johnson says he is no hurry to start
training for Jeffrie*. Page U
Uain causes postponement of three ball games
on both side* of bay. Page 8
Fresno Tiger* chew up BakersScld Drillers on
the four cornered lot. t*aare v
Jeffries returns home from hunting trip with
20 pounds less weight. Page 9
Eickard will invite Taft, Roosevelt and Rocke
feller to be his guests. Page •»
Wise eastern fans believe that the fate of
Johnny Kline If sealed. Page S
Shrlnors of San Francisco and I»s - Angeles
play ball at Bakercficld. Page »
Burnt> and Barry rounding into shape for
fizbt. next Tuesday night. - Page N
Battle of slabsters ends with White- Sox
drubbed by Berry's Angels. Page 9
Artillery corps athletes .brave slush for . cross
country run through park. . , Pageß
C. D. Wbyte wins the Council cup gold tour
nament at Inglesldc course^ fated
Stockton All Stars win unlimited finals in P. A.
AJ basket ball tonnfament. Pages
O. Boedikkcr and William Green win time and
place firm in P. A. A. race. " . Page 3
Trarisbay baseball tournament of Catholic
School** athletic Irasrue starts. • Page 8
Hoppe and, Morningf-tar b<Te to compete in
IS!3 balk line billiards match. , faceS
British polo team too strone for Californians
and game ends In 13 to 2 score. Page »
Bowling entries for* Wi^texn tournament are
coming in fast at headquarters.' Page 8
Automobile racing stars ready for carnival- at
Daytonia Beaca opening Tq^sday. Page 9
I'ncle Sam's "big four"* fleet of j cruisers
again at anchor in harbor. - - . Page 13
' . "IS 30LDF0R $350,000
Historic Rogue River Properties*
Bought by Portland Men
PORTLAND. Ore.; March 20.— Fifteen
thousand, acres of- land In the Rogue
River valley, embracing, an estate
which has" become historic •in Of^gon
as the realm of .the. late R. D/.llume,
"King of the, Rogue River" and: .the
'"Laird of "\Wedderburn," yesterday
passed into the hands of Portland; men
for a consideration of $350,000. ' ' The
Hume estate includes 15.000 acres :of'
land, extensive ; fishing rights, salmon
canneries, water i power, a part, of *'the
town of. -Wedderburn. a large, tract of
timber land, sawmills/ fruit, canneries;
farm lands and a varied:ilne> of indus
tries in the southern Oregon district. "
Till«». Ky., March 20. — Jown* ; Uhameslinr; ; 4S
. y»«r» ; old. claim ; «FPnt of tlw ' }<«ntb«rn rail-"
- \f«r,- today fell from - the \u25a0 ninth fl«jr of the
«"iJumt'i» huildinr t« Ihc urct l» I"ir. crj<li
ins throngh an iron sratiDs " and dj-ing :*Jn-'" :
titantlf. ..';- -•"., '?. -'\u25a0*.
: Clt.v, Mo., . March^2o.— Xath»n:- A.'' «Hl.. a
, : ItraVrtDKii. wa« - shot ; «n<l \u25a0'- killed i., here !'. t"iay
: br*. J\u2666^ i^e Brodjr, a carp^nttT. -in ••^.'qnarrel
tfeat . tfiok pUcp : whep <;iu ; found • BroUy "Jn
bi* ht-aic. Brody t^ai-cd. .-:..
Rev. Lambert Louis Conirardy a
Victim of Disease in Col
ony He Established
Missionary Writes in Despair of
Inability to Fight Battle
[ Special D'upalch to The Call ]
CHICAGO, March 20.— Rev. Lambert
Louis Conrardy Js 'dying of leprosy
among the lepers near Canton, China.
Even the. friends of the.priest hardly
will appreciate, the pathos'of this sim-
ple announcement, which reached Chi
cago today. .'They know that Father
Conrardy had no fear of death, even
by. leprosy. They know that he cbose
his task and went away to carry it out,
aware that he w"ould probably die of
the disease. He flrst .went to a leper
colony more than 20 yeans ago. It"? is
not known when he contracted • the
The tragedy is found in his despair
ing sense of failure with success with
in his grasp, expressed in a letter writ
ten by him a few months ago, when he
felt the malady creeping upon him and
found himself physically unable to fight
the battle before him.
Anguish Over His Illness
"I am not well," wrote Father Con
rardy, "but hope that God will give me
a few years more to work among the
"I have begun well; it would be easy
now to go ahead — if I can live only five
years more.
"If I was only 40. years old; then I
feared no one and nothing."
Father Conrardy was born in' Bel
gium in IS 4I and was educated for the
missionary priesthood in Paris, 'being
.ordained in IS6". He spent seven years
as a missionary in India and then Mine
to the United States to labor in the
same capacity among the Indian tribes
of the northwest.
In ISSB lie heard of the illness of
Father ' Damien. the young .Belgian
priest -wlViise -U tZ\u0094 aml ~Qca~tfi in "t he leper
colony of Molokai evoked Robert Louis
Stevenson's famous letter.
Volunteers- for the. Work
. He wrote and asked if he could be of
assistance, and on receiving an affirm
ative reply sailed at once for Hawaii.
He was Father Damien's companion for
a year, and after the latter's death con
tinued his work for seven' years.
The American occupation and the
support of the colony by the state
made individual sacrifice no longer es
sential, so he set out for Canton,
China, where he had heard that the
lepers were neglected.
He found conditions worse than he
had imagined. Thousands of lepers
lived in huts in graveyards on scant
fare and cared for by no one. He de
cided that a knowledge of medicine
wnuld be necessary to carry out the
\u25a0work, and so returned to Portland,
Ore.,. where he took a degree after four
years* study at a medical college,
Money Spent on Victims
He then went .to China and took up
his work there. He soon found, how
ever, that lie could accomplish nothing
without money, and money he could
not get. He went home to Belgium,
but" after-two years in activity, at the
age of 66 years; lie came to the United
States, determined to raise the neces
sary money an<l launch a mission for
the Chinese lepers. In two years he
;had raised- $30,000 and set out for Can
ton./ He spoke several times "in Chi-'
cago. • "
That was about a year ago. He
bought an island in the river 60. miles
from Canton, transported there* 500
lepers and built them "shelters. This
took $10,000 of his money and from the
remainder he had an income of $ 1,000
a year.
Promotion; Association Suggests
Several Locations •
-The final. decision as to a site for the
erection of tue national" guard armory
in this city, for •which $420,000 was ap
propriated last year by the ; state legis
lature', will be reached tonight by the
armory committee at a meeting- at'the
roomY of the Mission: Promotion .asso
ciation. Fourteenth S 'and '"^Valencia
streets., ' V-- r*
The. armory .committee,", which ..is
composed; of Governor J. N. "• Gillett. U.
S. Webb ' and S Mayor P.; H. McCarthy,
will 'receive -suggestions for a- site in
the Mission .district" by ; a committee
from the Mission organization.
The amount; that, was needed for
the purchase of : a ; site has • now been
assured, and all that > is needed Is a
proper;location.' .. -, \u25a0; ;.v '\u25a0 •:\u25a0 :
As the : site ~ f that ;wa»' ( offered at Bay
street . and -\u25a0 Van'; Ness 'avenue 1 , has *i met
with ": so much ;it 5 luis \ been
"deemed- necessary -'to: secure^ a , more
'central \ location.*^; The,' Mission Promo
tion i associa tt o has ' been ' boostin g for
several sites inthe. Mission district; and
will "offer them" to the committee^ tb
night.. :=:,-;"; -.;- 2rri'^' : '.:\u25a0\u25a0 .'..' -< ; "
• ,'* lt 'is now, ; the idea ; toVcpmbine the
armory and , auditorium^ togetJier. .;: The
suggestion--, of .^ the.",! Mission
.^committee; for .a., morea* central
{tia',ofHcers.*.The^old site'of •theJSOutheriT'
Pacific- hoapital;at{ Fourteenth' and ;Mis- T
sfra Streets is one 'of i those v .'
Came West, She Says, to Fight
For "Befitting Monetary
Settlement" /
Wife of Millionaire's Son As
serts "Only God Havens
Worship Is Money"
Defining divorce as a necessary un
pleasantness which; should not be at
tended, by the • necessary disagreeable
details, Mrs. Harold Havens, who as
the beautiful* Hope Cheney was wooed
and'won by the scion of one of Califor
nia's_: first families",' yesterday?lim
periously threw down the "gage of
battle to the house of Havens, declared
that the name itself had become a'bur
den, announced her interftion of secur
ing a m&netary settlement, befitting her
station in life and scornfully denied a
published inference th«t she had been
the recipient of valuable presents from
& friend of her husband.
Divorce Easy Here
Announcing. that she. had returned to
California to secure a. divorce because
of the comparative ease with which a
decree could be obtained, Mrs. Havens
made 'no secret of the fact, that the
monetary settlement had formed the
basis of a wide divergence of opinion
between the. family of her. husband and
herself. She made clear that her Ideas
of what should be the income of the
divorced wife of the son of the Havens
family had not met with approval, and
made just as apparent the fact that she
intended to. yield nothing."
'"I came back to San Francisco for
several reasons." she said yesterday.
"First, it is easier to get a. divorce in
California than in New Tork, the cir
cumstances of the whole thing in the
eastern state being too nasty and dis
"Secondly. I thought that by being
personally on the ground I could ob
tain a better monetary settlement. Be
fore 1 left for the east a scttlemcht.wau
offered me,, but. it w?» not onoach to
keep a niof- oy«T my. t head. -1 ,, coaUl
not live in Xew 'York* on what was of r
Havens Dreaded Notoriety V \u25a0
"The Havens were, anxious that \u25a0 I
should bring my action in the east.
They dreaded the _ notoriety of the
whole thing, they said, and could' not
bear to have the fair name of the Hav
ens soiled in the courts. The only god
the Havens worship is money. All their
optimism is confined to the word
money, and they thought that' they
could keep me in the east and tight
my battle there for* the protection of
their .- reputation as .one of ' the first
"Well, my family title is as good as
theirs. I have heard .so much about
the Havens that lam tired of it. I in
tend to obtain such a settlement as
befits me and will remain here until
I do.
/"There are four or five charges on
which I could pet a divorce. I have not
yet made, up my mind which one I
shall employ. ; That will be known' in
a week or so. - I- prefer to remain here
for a while at least and shall bring my
suit In this city. ,: ,
Went to Tel! Mother
. "The first'thing I did. or in "fact the
reason for my. going to New York, was
to -acquaint: my mother of my inten
tion to get ?a divorce." T am shocked
that the name of Mr." Titus should have
been brought into the affairs of -my
self and, -Mr'. Havens. He has bee#.his
attorney, and we have all been good
friends. He never bought me a dia
mond ring, as has been stated— in fact
I have never received any gifts from
him. I v regret. the report very much."
"A statement" was, published to the
effect that Louis It.. Titus, former pres
ident of the People's water company
and close personal friend of the entire
Havens family, had" given Mrs. Havens
a costly, diamond ring ,was vehemently
'denied 7 yesterday by Titus, who , char
acterized \u25a0' the published statement and
the attendant inference as "contempt
ibly and maliciously false."
Bankers AVill Face Inquiry by
Grand Jurors
M PITTSBURG.' March 20.—- That former
Councilman- John Klein, by his confes
sion' of the: whole vcouneilmanic" bribery."
pjof which has : been j simmering; since
Jgne,~ 190S; \u25a0 has .caused many .uneasy,
moments j to' present"? and former- office
holders: was apparent: today "about, the
Fort jj Pitt V. hotel, where : detectives, § th e
Voters',, league V officials and • the - assist
ant district; attorney; are said ; to '\u25a0 have
suitesVoC, rooms !n .which. they have .been
quizzing -men ; about Uhe* graft plot' in
addition to what 'has been : told' by
Klein.T "V • ' : -'r' "• .'-.;\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0*T - '•'\u25a0:'\u25a0\u25a0 . ''' .
''• Klein is held' incommunicado: in; a
suite [? of : - rooms ; guarded -i-by.-.two^,; de
tectives/ ..\u25a0-. Meantime ; -/ councilmen "- have
been • *seen :: entering 3 the ? rooms where
the assistant^distrlct; attorney -and v a
staff M of \u25a0<% stenographers ;-^Is s said f to' be/
.Whether these* men ] have made any con -
fessions;isinot7given-out; : : , ; -s;ix
.•; Detectives' % from?? the "district attor
ney's, office have] b*?en. rounding upUhe
60 r former -aTidlpresent '. couhcihnen**im
plicated in ; K lein's 3 exposure. : No ' names
are made"' public ;or ', even: permitted -to
leag i ! outii It 5 is- said.r« too, - that J several
bank {not
heretofore vi mentioned; ;;^in' the** bribery
scandal;: will ; be /sunrmohed/ before I the"
grand/ jurjv tomorrowg- ' ~-
•***• 'Representative" George W^Norns of; Nebraska* who introduced the }
resolution which I ; sheared Cannon v of^his .power/ • ; ; *-s '/"\u25a0-.-; , (
Executive ; Committee 5 Rejects
; Proposition to \ End
Trouble ;; : I
PHI L.ADELPHIA, March, -_ 20.—Repu
diating the 'offer lof settlement from
the Philadelphia rapid transit* company!
through the assistance»of : United' States
Senator Perirose, tlui ; executive ' com
mittee of thf : striking .. carmen 3 late
tonight voted to. continue the strike
against tlic compahy. until "all T their 'de
mands were granted. . J~ j
The proposition for their considera
tion provides • for the immediate rein
statement of \u25a0as many strikers as pos
sible ' with « the payment -by.- the' com
pany *to; all . surplus .men'of i $.2' a . day
until places are .provided , for ."them, . a
wage increase to^22. cents- an 1 hour -on
Juno/1; an annual increase, of half a
cent an hour "until 'the .wages breaches
25 - cents; recognition /of : a- grievance,
committee and; a reservation 'by ->"the'
company -to recognize other ; grievance'
committees; disposition' of the xases of
the 173. men .whose discharge' led '.to the
strike- by a [ board of arbitration • com
posed Tof, President .Kruger. of the-cdm- J
pany, and. President , Driscoll - of;, the
carmen's union, ; with*.a* third -to bo ap-'
pointed, by,: these- two in 'case
greemcrit., \ : ,ii. . ' " V"' -'- ' . '..' _',\u25a0'\u25a0
This proposition s ; differed T from the
others, in that, -...until > jobs are 'pro
vided; for'them.. the-, strikers; were to
receive ;%2 *\u25a0 instead ? of f $i:so| a ] day* and
that the l l73 j are" to ?be .handled' by <an
arbitration i board 4 instead- of -as pro
vided by the act of 1593. > • .-<•
s The .proposition -^was first -submitted
tonight. to the committee of -;lo. having
charge ;of r the i general 1 strike by the
subcommittee I oft three, "which had been
jn , consultation^ with \u25a0 Senator
yesterday' and "today. ;- This subcom
mittee '\ is; said" to • have i advocated'^ the
indorsement rof k the proposition, but
other < members fof j: the ='- general • strike
committee and '.the- question
wasi submitted' to -the executlve-'cofn
mittee'oflthe carmen: .:. \u25a0•'.'" -'-;:*; :* '\u25a0,
J. .W.'?D. ; Mahon, 'the ; national \u25a0 president
of' the ! carmen's unl6n,twho;had rassist
ed v. in -drawing '\u25a0 up t the * proposed : settle
\u25a0 ment/'- advocated ' 'its ; -^acceptance',' but
w^as .outvoted ' by; the • local \ carmen." •
Appears in - Morgue to "Deny
;- v Identity: of I Body '".
;, SEATTLE. :; March' i 20.— Art incident
that] served ;to brighton-the^soinber at
mospherei about; the* morgue : where.- the
unclaimed \u25a0 bodies , 'of :.«.; theH , Wellington
avalanche afeVbeingi lieldVoc
curred today, y- when ~'~ Joseph „ BinierV: a
timber, cruiser^, walked* inland "pulled -' a
taglbearingrhis*.name • off v body.;N*o.,S3.
:: .Several % friends *of I Binierj: had • iden- ,
tifled 'the "body fas' ji is ;'and*a^ lodge. V of
Which 5 ; he "\ is ' aVmember * had /made Var
ran gem en ts ~{ for:;" h i s * f v neral \ tomorrow,'
when"! the ._rnari,ialiye~. and jw ell; j" walked
in t'and* protested ; |agalnsf_ being *~num-;
befed v amongst fie* dead. vl : :,' " < ; ">; '"_ '.
nYThclbodies^of^JaraesTMonroe.t a >pas
sengef/6f fMoyie;tßi^C«Tand?J6hn|Beark
a'nd?.Vasili*L,utirin,i track- laborers,^ were
YESTERDAY--Clotid9; : \6 of an inch of
~ rain; -south Vfind;' maximum temperature,
58; minimum, 50. ,
showers; light south mnd.
Patrolman's- Revolver /Taken \ by
Highwayman, Broken arid
Thrown Over Fence *
[Special Cable •to The I Call]
OAKLAND, March 20.— Policeman A.
"B."; Smith was" held "up at the point of a
-revolver- at the 'corner- of Second and
.Washington streets at' 10 o'clock' this
evening by two men, who robbed him
of his own revolver, scattered toe xart
ridges^on the. sidewalk and threw; the
weapon over a fence. Smith was. .on
-duty .and. in. full uniform. and was about
to arrest the. two suspects !wheni he'. was
caught, una wares I'an'df. himself .'made, the
victim... ". .'.-.-., . .. \u0084 . . .
-The patrolman first-noticed the,sus
pects, in a shooting , gallery ; in. loVt^r
,vv*ashington- street.,. He thouVht .their
actions were, peculiar? -and'* ft»r. "t averal
minutes watche^.^Ke^VjWheji'tbe^men
left the g'allery^and * started , south in
'Washington street Smith., who ..- sus
pected that one was armed, followed to
'arrest* the suspects. . The>- permitted
him fo draw near tyitil they reached
the i corner of '•Second*- street. -Ther
turned' off Washington- street 'and wait
ed.'^When Smith turned: lnto"Second
street, 'expecting ,to_ see". his. suspects
ahead,' he~faced*a : drawn.revolv.er.- •
v He .was; compelled to' throw 'up^is
•hands \u25a0 and ; his revolver- was-taken.— The
pair/ broke -the icy Under -and; scattered
the-shells, threw-the-revolver-over i the
.fence and-fied • east -in Second r street.
The policemanranftoja saloon: and * v got
another- revolver. i-When. he came.out. out
the holdup* men had disappeared :and
he sent an alarm to the station.;. The
robbers; did not search Smith for money
.nor take his. star. \u25a0 "\u25a0*.; . '*\u25a0 ! .-.
\u25a0 Wife V'M cither, Mrs. ; Blitz Pax
; . ton. Explains Resignation «.-
": The -resignation Vfrom' 1 the, ' United
States': navy '•% of Midshipman ,lawrence
A^-'Austln.: whose wife, was .Miss Roma
Paxton, caused much _ surprise, in* 'this
city;yesterday-when the announcement
was'made.that'he had -left the _ service.
s : Austin^is expected to arrive, here ' on
the; first vessel, that comes \u25a0; from i* Co
rinto, .where the cruiser. 'Albany i was
stationed • when =he ' resigned from ' Uncle
Sam's forces. ,... .' * \u0084"•'... f"
Mrs! f Blitz Paxton-- said blasts night:
•'Mr. .'Austin, who' is my son : in law.- has
been 'vyejfy'i anxious ;to : leave"" the^navy
.for some'time.as^e wanted to go^into
mercantile business. -.-> : j '.\u25a0*; \\~J
, ,"My daughter has been; with; me^ all
the -winter.' but ion" the* _._ar rival tof iher
husbVnd ', she'.,will , witht*. him i" ; *to Jth*
easti Mr.': Austin \ ihaa '•\u2666 decided . 'to
BO^into^usiness."./ ; ; ?. • •'"'\u25a0-'--.'\u25a0•" '\u25a0-'-- .'\u25a0• --< ;
Threaten Reprisal on Speaker
for His Stinging Denancia- i
tion of Them as Coward- J
ly Members of Congress
Uncle Joe's Divorce From His
Gavel Is Again Discussed by /
Rebel Republicans and /
Democratic Allies
Taft Hopes End of Rght
Will Expedite Legislation
ALBANY. N. V.. March
20. — President Taft read with
interest today the details of the
fight in the house of representa
tives yesterday when Speaker
Cannon was shorn of his powers
as a member and guiding influ
ence of the committee on rules.
His only comment was:
"I .'ice that Mr. Pasnc, the
floor leader, . expresses the vie»
that legislation undoubtedly &>i/Z
be forwarded k$ the disposition
of. this fight I hope that this
may prove true."
Taft was informed some time
ago by the insurgents that they
would support the majority of
the measures he had recom-
\a/ The titanic struggle over the
• spcakership of the house of
representatives, which reached its cli
max late yesterday in the destruction
of the speaker's power in the com
mittee-on rule?, yet leaving Cannon
'the speakcrship itself, may . have
marked not so much the ending
of a three days' battle as the begin
i ning of a great political war.
Cannon Claims Victory
The recognition, by. all factions of
! this possibility was the principal fea
ture today in the political situation in
Hardly, anybody here thinks the
condition of affairs after the momen
tous battle represents a satisfactory
conclusion. The speaker and his
friends appear to interpret the refusal
of the house to depose him as justify
ing them in claiming to have wrested
victory ; from defeat, indorsement
i.from repudiation. Not a few of the
; insurgents who voted for Cannon's re
tention are wondering today if they
! made a political blunder; wnether
their. anti-Cannon constituents will
not indeed hold the retention of Can
non in the speakership to have nulll
; fled the vote to eliminate hini from
the rules committee.-
Outcome Not Satisfactory
The republican regulars complacently
claim tfse insurgents who voted for the
speaker have returned to the party fold.
The democrats ' taunt these \u25a0 insurgents
with having been recreant to the logic
of their Insurgency. Nobody seems en
tirely happy about the outcome. Even
in the senate the regulars are appre
hensive lest the insurgent conflagra
tion may spread to that house. The in
surgent senators are wondering wheth
er they; have made the most of their
. Speaker Cannon's defiant 'speech last
night before the Illinois republican as
sociation.-in which he contemptuously
denounced the Insurgent members .of
the 'house who stood by him in the
final test as "cowardly members of con
gress without the courage of their con
vietions,*\ has cut to the quick those
men ,wbo responded with their votes to
what they say they believed to be their
dtity to the party and to "the .country
and saved him from utter humiliation.
Insurgents Are Bitter
, Today 'the feeling among these in
surgents was one of bitterest resent
ment over the attitude assumed toward
them". . • . .
\u25a0 "If this is the manner of our treat
ment for savins the republican party."
said one"©f them today,' who refused to"
allow bis" name ta ba.used, "till* ball!*..

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