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"HOW MANY MALLETS DID
McBRIARITY BREAK?"
WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING FOR A WEEK.
DO.VT MISS IT
In The Sunday Call
VOLUME CVIL— NO. 128
ROOSEVELT AND
WIFE TO RENEW
WEDDING TRIP
Plan to Retravel Route Followed
Twenty-four Years Ago
When Bride and Groom
Ask World to Forget Them Dur
ing Leisurely Trip From
Spezzia to- Genoa
Mayor of Rome Gives Brilliant
Farewell Banquet in Honor
of Former President
By JOHN CALLAN O'LAUGHLIN
[Special Cable la The Call]
(CopjTlsht bx the Tribune Co.. Chicago. 1910.)
RDME, April 6. — Theodore Roose
velt and his wife left Rome, with
all its turmoil and trouble, to
night to renew their honeymoon, and
tor them the incidents of the last few
days, arising out of the attitude of
the Vatican and the course pursued by
the Methodists, are forgotten. They
are going over the same route they
followed 24 years ago, when they were
bride and groom. He was then in the
first flush of youth, a rising young
politician, and all the world wore its
brightest colorings. Now he is older
and famous as one of the greatest
individual forces in the world. Then
they proceeded leisurely, unnoticed,
save as youthful lovers, with whom all
sympathize. Now they are well
known, and even in the interior of
Italy it will be difficult for them to
escape the well meaning attentions
that have compelled Roosevelt, while
thanking the Italian people for the
splendid courtesy shown, to ask that
he and his wife be unregarded for the
time being, especially by the newspaper
correspondents.
Journej' to Genoa - •
The former president an<l his wife
will arrive at Spezzia tomorrow morn
ing:, where they will take a- carriage
drive and proceed slowly to Genoa,
where they will arrive Sunday. A few
hours later they will proceed to Porto
Kseurizio. where they will be joined
by Miss Ethel and Kermit and Abbott.
Giflford Pinchot. it is expected, will be
pk-ked up at Genoa.
That Roosevelt was justified in the
course he pursued while in Rome was
shown by the calls made upon him to
day by the Catholic priests, who ex
pressed dissent from Cardinal del Val's
diplomacy, charging him with Spanish
dislike of Americans. A number of
cardinals made like expressions, and
prominent members of the Methodist
organization admitted that they had
agreed to do nothing to embitter' the
situation. They denounced Doctor Tip
ple, and regretted exceedingly the
statement he had issued. Thus both
sidcß find themselves in an embarrass
ing situation, while Roosevelt's
friends feel that he has emerged with
his standing unimpaired.
, Roosevelt gave a luncheon today in
honor of Doctor Ferrera, the distin
guished Roman historian, with whom
he discussed Incidents of Roman his
tory. This afternoon he paid a fare
well call at the American embassy,
and then visited the house where the
poet Keats died, reciting come of the
pastoral poetry of that singer to some
friends accompanying him. He later
went to the municipal building, where
he was received by the mayor.
Greeted by Large Crowd
He was greeted by a large crowd
of Italians and Americans, and listened
to a program of selections from Italian
operas, cung by the greatest male art
ists In Italy. He was taken through
the old building, which under the em
pire served as a city hall, seeing nu
merous statues and bits of sculpture
which were dug from the ruins of the
city. He inspected the museum, after
which dinner was served. Colonel
Roosevelt sitting at the right hand of
the mayor and facing one of the most
distinguished companies in Rome.
Cardinal del Val issued a statement
tonight, but he throws no new light
on the controversy. Roosevelt thought
It unnecessary to answer the report
circulated that Cardinal del Val's
statement was made in response to the
inquiry of a Cincinnati paper owned
by Charles Taft. This can not be con
firmed, but If truest Is suggested as
being significant.
Merry Dei Val's Statement
CINCINNATI, 0., April 6. — In a cable
gram to t'je Cincinnati Times-Star to
day. Cardinal Merry del Val. through
Thomas Kennedy, rector of the Ameri
can college in Rome, gives the follow
ing version of the Roosevelt-Vatican
Incidents.
"When all is said and done. It
was a question of common . court
esy. The holy see did not Impose
on Roosevelt, as has been wrongly
asserted, the condltlon'Of not ap
proaching Methodists or other non-
Catholic religious bodies In- Rome.
There are several non-Catholic cen
ters in the city which do not be
have In a bitterly hostile and of
fensive manner toward the pope
Continued on Pax* 2. Column 3
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
telephone: kearxy se
THURSDAY. APRIL. 7," 1910
EDITORIAL
Republican doctrine clfarly stated. Pace 9
Help city by helptnjr census takers. Page 6
What Is the matter with Dickinson? Page 6
POLITICAL
Theodore Bell finds he spoke about indorse
ment without due consideration^ I'iij* 18
CITY
Agpd woman struck by automobile and may
die. Paerc I
find che<-k and affinity result in 'jail for
roan. Pace 7
Kield Marshal Lord Kitchener arrives from
Antipodes. rase 1G
Cruiser Maryland ajrain makes best score in
target practice. Page 3
Van Ness theater will reopen with the return
of May Robson. Pace 3
Important questions to be discussed at meet
ing of railroadmen. Pace 7
Board of education dirided a* to punishment
for Joining sororities. Pagre 5
Conboy sentenced to seven years at San Quen
tin for killing; Lagan. Pace 2
Helen B. Graydon is granted final decree of
divorce by Judge Graham. Pace •*
Laurell Hall club entertains president elect
of "women's district federation. Pace 5
C. C. Moore succeeds TV. B. Bourn as chair
man of exposition finance committee. Pace X 6
SUBURBAN
Alameda prepares to welcome veterans of the
Grand Army. Pace S
Election threatens to disrupt the Oakland
woman's club. Pace 8
San Jose merchant and society woman married
by Oakland judge. Pake 9
Orpheum bill pleases large audiences, prima
donna bring feature. Page 8
Adelbert Wilson, veteran Oakland police chief,
promoted to new office. Pace 8
Berkeley physicians unite with health depart
ment in fight on disease. Pace s
Oakland's civic bodies plan celebration on ar
rival of first W. r. train. Pace 9
Miss Helen Wachter and Harry Smith married
at her father's apartments. Pace S
Court declares two sets of heirs spurious when
distributing Fleming estate. Pace S
Stndents and graduates jots bauds in cam
paign to secure $10,00") fond. Pace 9
Pickpocket returns stolen sunburst pleading
poverty as excuse for keeping coin. Pnce »
Company promises to develop San I'ablo
watershed to increase Oakland supply. I'aur S
COAST
Mrs. Ocllia Larios dies ia M™lesto at age of
IIS years. t'mie I
Coast detectives i-ay Aberdeen wan littered
bay with victims Pace 3
,On* killed and another dying us remit of ex
plosion on Maryland. Pace 1
"Hypnotist" arrested at Palo Alto Is accused
of cruelty to spectators. Pace 1
Bandits fight pistol duel with police, flee ia
auto and are caught.' * » Pace 4
Horse thieves bind sheriff to tree, mount horses
and make their escape. Pace 4
EASTERN
Taft cancels plan f«r visit to Indianapolis; to
avoid Indiana fight. Pace 1
Bandit and woman's slayer blames blow on
head for life of crime. Page 15
Pittsbnrg in-and jury returns bill against prom
inent "higher up" for bribery. Pace 1
SPORTS
Wrnon unable to get by Bcnvers in short end
of tf to 3 score. Pace 11
Coffrotli given ride of his life with Oldfield on
I»* Angeles track. Pace 10
Senators win an 11 Inning pitchers' battle by
the score of 2 to 1. Pace 11
Jeffries hikes for Santa Cruz hilly, leaving ad
miring followers behind. Puce 10
Sacred Ileart college nine wins 10 inning game
from MlsFionltes, 15 to 13. Pace 10
Fast Santa Clara high school lads win meet
against Santa Clara, college. Pace 10
Santa Clara nine defeats Stanford in ragged
exhibition of national game. Pace 10
Orbicular's ncwe victory over Chester Krum
enlivens San Leandro handicap. Pace H
State league baseball season starts this after
noon under favorable anspices. Pace 10
Stanford rowing crews picked for regatta with
California. Saturday at Oakland. Pace 10
Charles Jf. Daniels retains title as the na
tional amateur swimming champion. Pace JO
MARINE
Life saving crew seeking to save $30,000 gov
ernment target now on the rocks. Pace 15
SOCIAL
Miss Ruth Boericke and Ralston White married
at bride's parents' botne. Pace 6
LABOR
Supervisors ask labor council to furnish list
of tmlon made goods. Pace 7
MODESTO WOMAN DIES
AT AGE OF 118 YEARS
Mrs. Cecilia Larios Was- Born in
Santa Clara County
[Special Dispatch to The Call] j
MODESTO, April 6.— Mrs. CecHia
Larios, one of the oldest, if not the
oldest woman in the state, died at Oak
dale In this county yesterday. As near
as can be learned she was 118 years of
age and v was born near Gilroy station,
Santa Clara county. She is survived
by a daughter SO years of ag<j and a
granddaughter 50 years of age. The
funeral will be held under the auspices
of th<s Oakdale Native Sons and
DECISION IS BLOW TO
. CONSERVATION THEORY
Judge Rules Against "Five Mile"
Coal Withdrawals
PUEBLO, Colo.. April 6. — Federal
Judge Robert E. Lewis today rendered
an opinion directly contrary to the Pin
chot conservation theory that all land
within nve miles of coal outcroppings
should be withdrawn from entry. Judge
Lewis held that "no land could be con
sidered coal land unless coal outcrop
pings were within its boundaries."
JUSTICE BREWEE'S WILL PROBATED—
Washinptoo, April 6.— No fßtimate' of the
value of the estate of the late -Jnstjee Brewer
I* cl»Pn In Ms will, which wa» filed . for pro
batp toilar. Hi* 'tiome In tbU city with nimt
.of hi * personal property l» boqu^ath^fl to liln
widow. Hl« oottaw at Thompson*. point with
Its contents and also (30.UC0 UXc insurance
ant left ta bfa thrp» ilinchteir
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1910.
TAFT CANCELS
PLAN TO VISIT
INDIANAPOLIS
Will Give City Wide Berth to
Avoid Being Drawn Into
Indiana Fight
Events in Republican State Con
vention Cause Executive
to Revise Schedule
WASHINGTON, April . 6.— President
Taft has canceled his engagement to
visit Indianapolis May 5.
"While no statement has been issued
in regard to this decision' it is believed
to be the direct result of the events in
the Indiana state republican convention
yesterday.
It is not admitted at the White House
that the president had a definite en
gagement to visit Indianapolis, although
dispatches from that city several days
ago announced that the president would
be there froni-2:15 p. m. until midnight
Mayo.
In view of the circumstances sur
rounding yesterday's Indiana repub
lican convention, it was said by friends
of the administration today that 'if the
president spoke at Indianapolis at all
he would more than likely express
again his well known views regarding
the Payne-AJdrich tariff biU.w
It was argued that if the president
should do this it might be interpreted
adversely to Senator Beveridge, and
rather than be put in /that attitude
the president will give' lndiana- a -wide
berth in his forthcoming visit to the
middle west. .
No matter what Senator Beveridge's
attitude toward the administration may
be, and the president told several of
his callers today that he had no doubt
in his own. mind on that subject, he did
not care to be drawn into the Indiana
tight in any way. The president is
anxious for republican success in In
diana, and hopes the republicans, under
whatever leadership they choose, may
be able to turn the tide against the
democrats.
It was said at the White House today
that the president's trip west, which
begins April 29, will probably be cur
tailed several days, and it was inti
mated that" this was probably respon
sible for the failure to visit Indianap
olis. The president had planned to
spend three or four days In Cincinnati,
hut' it -Is ' now, > likely. 'that he will be
there only May 3. He will be In St. 1
Louis May '4.vaccordlng to the revised
plan, and be back in Washington' the
morning of May 6.
Fairbanks Is Disappointed
INDIANAPOLIS, April 6.— An invita
tion to visit Indtanapolis was extended
to the president by former Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks soon after his world
tour. In a telegram to the president
Fairbanks said the citizens of In
dianapolis and the state would be
pleased to extend to him a genuine wel
come if he would arrange to vislt'the
city on his trip west.
The president accepted and plans
were at once made to give the president
a generous greeting.
Fairbanks expressed great disap
pointment when informed today that
the president had decided to cancel his
visit here arid said he would immedi
ately send a telegram urging him to
visit the city if he possibly could do so.
"I sincerely hope," said Fairbanks,
"that President Taft may reconsider
the matter and visit Indianapolis. I
know the people of Indiana will be
glad to extend to him that genuine
hospitality for which they are noted."
President Winfleld Miller of the Com
mercial club. President F. R. Jones of
the board of trade and other citizens
expressed similar sentiments. It is ex
pected that a meeting will be at once
called and an .effort made to have the
president visit the state.
Fairbanks and all those associated
with him in the preparations for the
reception of President Taft declined to
discuss the" report that the* canceling of
his engagement was due to the failure
of the state republican convention to
indorse the tariff law.
ATTEMPT TO CHECK
GUSHER UNSUCCESSFUL
Wonderful Lakeview Well Shat-
ters Cap
[Special- Dispatch to The Call]
BAKERSFIELD, April 6. — A second
unsuccessful attempt was made tonight
to place a hood over Lakeview gusher
and check the flow, from the wonderful
well. A cap made of 12 by 12 inch
timbers and lined with sheet Iron was
finally pulled into position. It held
for a few minutes and was then blown
off and shattered, nearly wrecking the
remainder of the derrick.
The estimated flow from the well for
22 days is 1.250.000 barrels. Orie sump
hole alone contains 500,000 barrels.
Robert Kavanaugh, teller of the Hi
bernia bank and secretary of the
Princess oif company, which is operat
ing the Santa Maria fields, today ob
tained leases on two 40 acre tracts in
the Midway district. The president of
the company Is.A..T. de Forest, man
ager of the American steel company.
Other directors are Phillip Lawler, C. L.
Smith, D. Driscoll,- Frank Brlttain! J. a!
Boyd; E. B. Thomas, Elmer E. Smith
and A. J. Ranken.
DOCTOR ADDS TO HIS
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY
Russian Adopts Yaqui Indian,
Korean and Mulatto
LOS ANGELES, April 6.— Dr. M. S.
Schutz of Long Beach took legal steps
today to acquire another member for
his "international" family by making
application in the probate court fo*r per
mission to adopt Ramond Palamoris, a
Yaqui Indian boy. 18 months old.
Doctor Schutz is, a Russian and has
two children of his own. Besides he
has. adopted a Korean and a mulatto
and is casting, about for< infants of
other races , and colors to add to his
family. He believes that', racial dif
ferences can be. largely eradicated by
providing a proper environment for the
children.. , ; . \u0084 . .• .
The Yaqui. boy adopted -today > is a
son of an insurgent -chief ;in'Sonora,
his -~ mother having been *captured " by-
Mexican soldiers. : She was f given into
slavery; and came to Lbs Angeles dur
ing a visit: of the family in which she
Is a servant.', '
"HIGH UP" GRAFT
IS LAID BARE BY
PITTSBURG JURY
President of Pressed Steel Car
Company Cited for Paying
Councilman $52,500
Head of Workingmen's Bank
Confesses That He Gave '..
Bribe for Vote
PITTSBURG, Aprii 6.— The climax
promised in the Pittsburg graft expos
ure came as promised late today with
the presentment by the grand jury of a
lengthy report "in which is recom
mended the indictment of Frank N.
Hoffstot, president of the Pressed Steel
car company and one of the most prom
Inent businessmen in the country.
Simultaneously in open court came a
plea of Emll Winter, president of the
I Workingmen's savings and trust com
pany, that he had no defense to make
to the charge that he gave a $20,000
bribe to former Councilman Morris
Einstein.
The following, in abbreviated form,
are some of the most startling findings
in the grand jury presentment made
public tonight:
BRIBE GIVING
First — That Frank H. Hoffstot,
president of the Pressed Steel Car
company, and president of the Ger
* man national bank of Allegheny
and prominently identified with
other banks, paid to Charles Stew
art, a former select councilman, the
sum of $52,000.
Second — That i the money \u25a0 was a
bribe used in-influencing the votes
of eouncilmen to pass an ordinance
ji naming three banks in which Hoff
stot was interested as official de
positories of the city's millions.
Three — That the arrangement for
the payment of money to Stewart
was made in the spring of 1908 and
the late James W. Friend, at that
time an official of the Pressed Steel -
Car company, was. an associate in
the transaction.
Four — That the original plan that
Friend had was to obtain the serv
ices of William A. Blakely, then a
practicing attorney here, but now
the district attorney In .charge of
the graft prosecutions, as a stake
holder of the bribe money until the
ordinance had passed. "- • .
s—That5 — That Attorney Blakely de
clined to act in the capacity, named
and warned all parties of the crim
inality of the proposition and of
the liability to prosecution if it
went further. ..\u25a0• \u25a0- \u25a0 - .-.\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0',-\u25a0-.
r V 6— That subsequent' to ißlakely's
-Friend and Hoffstot com- ...
pjetecf an arrangement with Stew
art, whereby Hoffstot would pay, or; -
cause to be paid to Stewart the' r ~
sum named — $52,500.
7— That the transaction was ar
ranged to be made in New York
city and took place there in June,
1908. in order, if possible, to avoid
criminal liability in Allegheny
county. > -• .
B—That8 — That Hoffstot also solicited
and secured from one James .N.
Young, cashier of the Second na
tional bank of Pittsburg:, $21,000
to be paid Stewart to Insure the
selection of the Second national as
t one of the favored city deposi
tories.
9 — That Stewart did demand from
the now deceased Friend, who was
acting as agent for the Second na-.
tional bank, a bribe for Stewart's
vote in favor of the bank: ordi
nances. ..-:''.
10 — That in accordance ..with the
findings, It be recommended that
indictments -charging . conspiracy,
and bribery be returned.
BA.VKS OX BRIBE LIST
The banks named as ultimate prin
cipals to profit by the bribes alleged to
have been paid' by Hoffstot to Stewart
are:
The Farmers' deposit national bank,
the Second national bank of Pittsburg
and the German national bank of Alle
gheny. In addition to these three, the
Columbia national bank of Pittsburg.
the German national bank of Pittsburg
and the Workingmen's savings and
trust company 0f... Allegheny' were
named as city depositories in ; the or
dinance passed July 9, 1908, over the
mayor's veto.' , : \u25a0
When Winter appeared in court
Judge R. S. Fraser, who is' presiding
in the graft cases; asked to be excused
from hearing the plea.
Judge Frazer explained that on .ac
count r of his .long and intimate friend
ship with Winter he w-ished to have
nothing to do with the case. Winter
was then taken before Judges Thomas
D. Carnivan and J. M. Swearingeh, and
entered the formal plea. Sentence. was
postponed.
FIGURED IX RECENT STRIKE ; ..../:
Frank M. Hoffstot, as president of
the Pressed steel car 1 company, one of
the largest industries of its kind' in
the country/ recently .figured promi
nently: in the public eye while a strike
was on at his plant in McKees Rocks.
During the long months', suspension
there were many riots, many persons
were killed and the state trodps were
called put.
The court ordered indictments drawn
against Hoffstot, in accordance with
the grand jury's presentment.
The presentment reads that Hoffstot
shall be ordered to appear as a wit
ness, and In case he does not do so im
mediately the district attorney -of Al
legheny county, shall "proceed forth
with to extradite him."-.
AFTER -MORE "HIGHER UPS"
- The presentment concludes with an
order- that * the investigation continue
along the lines already pursued, which
is taken to mean more men higher up
are "yet to be named. \u25a0
Just before President Winter's ap
pearance in Judge Fraser's court James
Anderson, the general ' book keeper of
thei Workingman's * savings bank and
trust;.company of Allegheny, had also
pleaded nolle contendre to a charge of
falsifying, the' books of the bank in
connection with the payment of $20,000
to" Einstein. .
Anderson; who for 20 years has been
private' secretary to President Winter,
was charged with having cut from the
bank's ledger several pages on which
were "special accounts" of Emil -Win
ter and. Mrs. Winter. The district at
torney said "the missing pages were
later found by State Bank Examiners
Shafer and Mcßurnie, who were pres
ent before the grand jury as witnesses
lasti week. ' \
Winter is a man of 60 years,, who
has -.worked; himself -up from a local
barberishop. \u25a0.* \u25a0-\u25a0> .- >- \u25a0 ". ,
The foundation -of j the Hoffstot .for
tune was laid when; the 1 lather Indus
try .was v. one-'-of.-sthe* chief ; trades. In
Plttßburg." District TAttorney ..Blakely
was once his personal conusel." . , ;, -
- There w/is much interest, today '.< in
Continued on ' Page j 2. ' Column *ft
Feud Has H igh Climax
Aerial Blow Struck
I Workmen trimming the stately elm rohich has been the cause of a feud in
j fashionable Naglee park-
FATAL EXPLOSION
ON THE MARYLAND
Fireman Killed and Another Ter
ribly Scalded by Blowing
Out of Boiler Tubes
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA "CRUZ,. Apfil~6.— OntTflreman
lies dead . aboard the cruiser Maryland
of the ! Pacific, fleet and, another, ter
ribly scalded, is in a dying condition
as a result of an explosion which oc
curred last Saturday afternoon while'
the Maryland, with the cruisers "West!
Virginia and California, the latter Rear
Admiral Harber's flagship, 'were be
tween Santa Barbara and Monterey. .
The names of the dead man and his
Injured companion, as well as the de
tails of the accident, are unknown here.'
It is said, however, that the accident
resulted from the. bursting of several
tubes in one of the boilers, and that
the two firemen were terribly scalded
before rescued by their shipmates.
For. the last three days the cruisers
have been, engaged in drills and mine
planting practice off Capitola, a short
distance from this city, but no news of
the accident reached shore until today,
when a coffin was ordered from a local
undertaker. A. boat came ashore from
the Maryland this afternoon to get the
cafnn^but'beyorid the statement that an
accident had taken place on the Mary
land no details could be secured or any
thing learned as to the Identity of the
men. " ' ' "
.: The three cruisers', sailed at 3 o'clock
this afternoon 'for San JFrancisco be
fore the report concerning the accident
could be verified by direct communica
tion with Admiral Harber.
Occurred Saturday •
[Special Dispatch to The Call] ;
.VALLEJO, April 6.— 11 l "fate seems to
be following the vessels 'of the Pacific
fleet.'. Word' was received at the Mare
island navy yard this afternoon that an
explosion of four: boiler tubes occurred
aboard the cruiser Maryland last Sat- j
urday afternoon, resulting in the death
of one man and serious injury to an
other.
Details of the accident are entirely
lacking," and officials at .'Mare "island
are withholding any information which
may-be in their possession. Rear Ad
miral' Osterhaus, commander of the
navy yard, denied today that .he , had
heard of "any accident on the Maryland,
but the news was given out s through
other sources. , \u0084,'_' „ . '
The death of the unknown, fireman
is understood "not to have taken place
until today. / \: •••
Vessels in Harbor
: Tho cruisers 'Maryland and West
Virginia and Rear '• Admiral : Giles B.
Harber's flagship, the California, passed
into San .Francisco bay at 10 o'clock
,last niglit and steamed slowly to. an
anchorage off A^lcatraz island. ; No com
munication was had with. San Francisco
after 1 the vessels entered the Golden
gate, and it , is understood -that- they,
will go directly to Mare island as early
as possible \u25a0 this mornine.^:". '\u25a0" \ ''\u25a0'\u25a0":
£:£ -THE. WEATHER
YESTE&£>/t¥ i **Gkat;^i>e3t "wind: maxi
jftiim. temperature'; S&'.imtnhrvim, 50.
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair with fog
S/ in mornmg~Hhd\ afternoon ; 'fcris£?lP«f Jo'mis.
SOCIETY WOMAN
STORMS IN VAIN
Protests Unheeded by Hard
Hearted Neighbor, Who
Trims Stately Elm
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
"SAN JOSE, April' 6.— The Winch-
Bland feud, which has been a matter of
common gossip in Priest street, in fash
ionable Naglee park, reached a thrilling
climax today when Dr. J. H. Bland
caused a 50 foot scaffolding to be erect
ed on his property for the. purpose of
trimming overhanging branches ex
tending from a big elm tree located on
the adjoining property of Samuel G.
Winch, a well known merchant.
\u25a0 The work was completed In spite of
the protests of Mrs. Winch.- -who strode
angrily, back and forth on the ground
beneath the workmen and the smiling
Bland. When the trimming ceased the
noble elm looked as if a giant cleaver
had descended from above and lopped
the . branches even with the division
line..
Winch used a camera whenever thr
workmen .approached the division line
in an attempt to show by a photograph
that there had been an aerial' trespass
upon which a successful damage suit
might be based. \u25a0 -» \u25a0 - - •
The news of the Bland coup spread
through Naglee park and- the society
women of the Outdoor Art league, who
were In session at the home of Mrs. T.
C.- Barnett, in Crittenden street, ad
journed in a body. to view the situation.
Afterward a resolution was adopted
condemning. "the mutilation of a noble
tree in Priest street." s
In ah interview tonight Mrs. Manuel,
mother of Mrs. Winch, said that Bland
was a tree hater and a hard man to get
along with. Bland said that Winch was
a bad neighbor.
PSYCHIC ACCUSED OF
CRUELTY TO SPECTATORS
Exhibits Woman in "Trance"
• and Is Arrested •
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
: PALO ALTO, April 6.— De la Geneste.
heralded as a "world famous hypno
tist." Is under bond to answer In the
police court a charge of disturbing the
peace by exhibiting a -woman in an al
leged hypnotic trance In a store win
dow... \u0084'..' . ' . • . . ' .
The "psychic" was arrested yester
day on. a warrant sworn .out by Mrs.
I. C: Merrimann, a member of the hu
mane society, who alleged that the
nerves of those who witnessed the spec
tacle had been disturbed; to a degree
that constituted an infraction of the
law/
Gdneste gave bond and was doing
business at the old stand toJay. \u25a0
LITTLE HOPE FOR
RECOVERY OF BARD
; OXNARD, . April 6.— The condition of
former Senator' Thomas *R. Bard re
mains i practically unchanged. - The" pa
tient is displaying , remarkable vitality-
The bulletin' issued tonight, by Doctor
Livingstone , held j. out little - hope -for
his" recovery,' however. 1
Spjac^ftP^f cents.
CITY TO BE
THING OF
BEAUTY
Asphalt Covered Streets and
Business Center Will Be
" Tabooed
SLOGAN "THE COUNTRY
FOR THE COUNTRIFIED*
Templeton Crocker Is Slated for
Mayor of the Budding
*;*; Municipality
SALOON TO BE BARRED,
EXCEPT IN THE CLUBS
Candidates for Office
Want Town of Beauty
"What we dealre xaomt for
Hllliiborouch I.i a town that In
every ««r Trill be desirable for
the development o< the family.
There will be no baalneM cen
ter, and I presume - that no
Maloona will be permitted* though
I do not believe that the bars at
the country club* Trill be Inter
fered with. We will have atreeta
that are not asphalt pavement*.
The wtldflowers will grow so that
children may gather then* along
the roads.** '
HEY. W. A. BREWER, rector
of St. Matthew's school, and
candidate for town trustee.
*They say we «re to have a
town de luxe, a town d'ellte.
Maybe we are, but that isn't the
point. \u25a0We are to have a town
by onrselve*. For our own pro
tection, we have had to form
this town. . We have to save nur
«rlvr» from being aanexed by
San 'Mateo or Bnrllngame. ,\n,
If I am elected recorder 1 shall
not have the police court located
HRN R V P. BOWIC candidate
for recorder of HUlsborough.
•\u25a0If we have any desperate
prisoners I gues« well have to
take them to Redwood City. I
dont know what the town ordi
nances will be yet. bnt I don't
think this will be a very law.
less community.**
GERALD COXEXS, candidate
for town marshal.
TO KEEP up the wild flowers and
,to keep out the sordid tinkle of
the cash register, the city of
Hlllsborough will be formed.
With the valiant rallying cry of "The
country for the countrified," the asso
ciated millionaires, almost millionaires
and. chums of millionaires will declare
a civic revolution, and on April 23 will
graw themselves free from the bitter
chains that threaten to fetter them to
San Mateo. Burllngame and other cen
ters where asphalt covers the world as
a black palL
To have the seats of the mighty up
holstered In cloth of gold, and to keep
the highways sacred from, the wrath
of the overhead trolley as well as in
violate from the sinister tread of the
grasping and alien, spirited tax col
lector are the notable principles which
have moved the Hlllsborough folk to
gather to themselves the blessed privi
leges 'of. self-government.
Millionaire for Mayor
And they will have a millionaire for
mayor — be he Templeton Crocker, the
hope of the younger set, or Henry T.
Scott, the peerless leader of the first
families.
From hardwood floors and wistaria
draped, -manors the civic government
will be directed. There are few things
like ft west or east of merry old Eng
land — and if the Lloyd-George budget
goes Into effect there will be few
things. like it east or west of Hllls
borough. •
The Idea of having a town of their
own started with George H. Howard
and Henry T. Scott. It has become
fixed now.
It looks as if the country gentleman
was coming Into his own.
Every one In , the Hlllsborough dis
trict takes a patriotic view of the sit
uation of town building. It was a
self-protective measure. If something
wasn't done, as Henry P. Bowie, candi
date for town recorder, said yesterday,
there was imminent danger that the
enterprising communities of San Mateo
or Burlingame would gobble up the
lovely precincts of Hlllsborough, and
what? Why.then they would be
Irrevocably merged with a crass, com
mercial town— the spreading stream 3f
asphalt pavement. As Rev. W. A.
Brewer, rector of St. Matthew's school
and town trustee to be. pithily put It.
the spreading stream of turgid asphalt
pavement would cover the earth and
where would, the wtldflowers be?
And without wlldflowers what Is the
country?
Will Stay Countrified
"They, want to stay countryfled."
impersonally explained William Monroe.
who, as suyerlnte3kJint of atr««t» r . qg

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