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Maybe You'd Like to Visit It?
The Sunday Call Next Sunday
yOLUME CVn.— NO. 14G.
Interscholastic Track Meet at
Stanford Shows City Pupils
Thoroughly Outclassed
Three Local High Schools Fail
to Score Single Point in
the Contest
Declare Youngsters' Chances
Were Destroyed by Want
of Practice
Points Made by Schools
At Interschoiastic Meet
Chle* hißh 17
Oakland hlch 16
>nn Joae high 12
Brrkelej- hlsrh 11
fjou AnerlM hisb 1O
Uric ncboul CS. F.) 9
Alameda liijth O
H«-:il«!>!iuru liich 5
Hood River (Ore.) hitch !»
Koii AnsrrleM polytechnic ti
l-'ort Brace liißh 3
Mn Mntro liiuli
\ flit iini hieh 3
Iniiinni hisrh 1
Hanard school (L. A.) 1
Mlnloß hlph (S. F.> 1
Palo Alto hl C h 1
•» sin in narbara high 1
Thr follow ins: ncbooh scored no
Ittlinnni Krbnol, Hcnicia hlsh,
Clovfa hich. CoKßwell iS. F.>, K»
parto Inlon liich. Kern hl«l«.
l.o^ell high C!*. F.), Manrnnita
liall <l»alo Altoi. MenUoeino htsh.
Oakland polytechnic high. Ked
lands Uicli. ltichmond high. San
Itt-nlto liiEh, S«nta CJara hic»u
>an Franciiico polytechnic liigl«.
St. Helena liJcb. Slitter hißh,
I Uiah bith-
LACK of playgrounds, proper facil
ities and space are the reasons
Leiven for the overwhelming defeat
of the students of the San Francisco
schools at the fifth annual Interscho
lastic track meet held at Stanford Sat
urday and so significant was the hope
ir-><; outclassing of the boys in this
• ity in athletics that redoubled efforts
\u25a0Bill be made by the playground com
mission and the board of education to
remedy the defect and to give to the
jjaNgyJof the <Mty at least an equal op
portunity of physical development as
that afforded to his country cousin.
At the meet Chico won hands down.
San Francisco with its thousands of
boys to draw from was utterly in the
background. Three of the local high
schools that were entered in the meet
failed to score a single point, and of
the two others Mission high school won
a single point and Lick school with
nine points being sixth on the list.
Complaints of Children
The complaint of the children for
more than a year has been that thoy
had no facilities for development, no
track meet, no apparatus. And their
complaint was seen to be justified by
the maner in which they struggled
against the better builds and better de
velopment of their competitors.
None doubted their gameness and
their pluck, but the youngsters did not
have a chance. For more than a year
their energies had been systematically
suppressed and the ultimate result was
that when the test came they were
found wofully wanting.
It was a bitter dose for the boys to
swallow and the bitterness was all the
more in the realization that If given
half a chance they would have turned
\u25a0defeat into victory.
Payot Repeats Protest
"What else can be expected," said
Henry Payot, a member of the board
of education, "In the face of the condi
tions here? I have maintained always
tluat there should be more playgrounds,
mores pace for the children. As it Is, I
consider it almost criminal to keep the
young people cooped up all day In class
rooms and then send them out at recess
time l»to a small yard, where one can
not run three yards without bumping
into some one else.
"At first sight It is surprising that
San Francisco, with all its material,
was beaten so badly at the track meet,
hut all tlie material in the world is use
less unless the elders of the commu
nity see that It is properly developed.
•'There is no reason in the world why
a city bred boy should'not be physically
well developed. In fact, there is greater
reason to look to his physical training
than to that of the country boy, who
has all theb road fields in which to
Facilities Are Needed
Walter N. . Bush, principal of the
Polytechnic school, took a similar
••We have the material," he said, "but
lack the facilities. At present the only
p!ac« *TJ which the children have Is
- Use stadium In the park. In many
cases this requires an hour's journey
for »he pupil, and the children can
irot afford the time after their school
"The city needs s some running
tracks, more handball courts, more
Continued on P*=« .?-. cc * lllnm *
The San Francisco Call.
Have You Been Counted
By the Census Man? j ,
// not, or if you have an}}
doubt, fill out this coupon and
mail it to C. B. Baldwin, super'
visor of census, 507 Chronicle
building, phone Suiter 551.
On April 15, 1010. I « at. living
at address RlVen below, but to
(he bent of my kno«Iodi;f I have
not been enumerated there or
mjwhere else.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1910
The colonel in strenuous rein.- Page 6
Welcome for the eldest daughter. Page 6
Perplexity over senate leadership. rajte C
Proportion of high school graduates. Page 6
A parliamentary revolution. Page 6
Hundred dollars a day paid in tips by Chinese
priuee during stay at Palace. P:i«;e 14
Tiny "Goldy Locks" flirts with baby bears, but
Mrs. Bear objects. I'uKf 14
Dr. W. F. Barbat kills himself with poison
and pistol bullet. Page 1
Even wrecks of humanity have a place on
Uncle Sam's census li*ts. • Page 14
Phillip Keene to present "Damon and Py
thias" for Knights of P.vthias. Page 7
Memory of former Mayor Pond honored at
solemn church services. Page 14
Flames from burning stables menace lives of
three sleeping children. ' Page 3
Klita Proctor Otis returns as Orpheum star."
cleverly portraying poor sketch. Page 4
Body found in bay believed that of , dance
hall waitress. , Page 7
Bitter war on between Havens and Tevis water
interests. Page 5
College Alumnae Association of California
cleats Oakland woman president. Page 5
Alamoila Elks' new clubhouse completed' by
contractors and accepted. Page 5
Seven year old schoolboy falli from plank and
drowns in estuary. .'^^ \u25a0;.'\u25a0-. Page 5
Oriental attempts t j murder countryman with
carving knife. Ha.se S
Mysterious $125,000 night fire -destroys ;ware
bouf>e and nine cottages. j Page 5
COAST |g - \u25a0 f
Qneen Lillian of Santa Kosa chooses maids of
honor and sir knight*. \ "iiv; v i I'aßt s
Balloon falls 200 feet and five escape death
by slight margin. V- ~-jC ".- Page 1
Northern Pacific engineer gives life to save
passengers on encountering open pwitch. Page 4
Touth caught changing from girl's clothes and
Jailed as murder swpect. Page 4
Several towus to. follow example of Fresno and
hold raisin day celebrations. Page 7
Artificial stimulants react unfavorably on
country's Gnaucial markets. Page 3
Senators attend ball game and delay adminis
tration railroad bill. Page 2
Mark Twain laid at rest beside wife after
service where they were married. Page -
James K. Hackett denies desiring divorce for
sake of daughter. ;^ • ; *' Page -
Frost badly damages fruit crops throughout
middle west. . \u25a0 Pagp 3
Harry Thaw finds change in Evelyn and'dis
pute over ber future continues. Page 1
Richard Croker, homesick, will return to make
Gotham his permanent borne. . Page 1
Several important courts martial now nearing
close. Page 3
Interstate commerce commission to consider
Pacific coast freight rates. Page 3
Mayor General Wood's visit to Cuba cements
bonds of good feeling. Page 2
Paris papers Join in approval of Eoosevelt'B
doctrines of civic morality. Page 3
Clever sprinters entered In Clayton handicap
today and good race expected. / Page H
San Rafael golfers take first half of home and
borne meet. - Page 8
Jeffries surprises them .all. by cavorting about
like young hippopotamus. ' Page 8
Oaks annex double header ; from San Jose by
outplaying Prone Pickers. Page I)
Seals and Senators tie morning game; Seals
take the afternoon contest. I*as*> 9
Bail tossers of St. Mary's college score double
victory on the diamond. Page 8
Frank Kramer injured during professional
bicycle races at Orange, N. v J.> -Page 8
Manager Chance of Cubs holds op Kling's re
instatement till fine is paid. . ' la;;*- !»
Rival Swedish-American relay teams run ex
citing race at Oakland park. Vuxtf S
Germany enters two Benz outh in coming Van
derbllt cup race for automobiles. i'a^r -j
San Francisco yacht club to celebrate opening
of season with high jinks. ' Page *
.Johnny McCarthy Is ready for his bout with
Antone La G rare tomorrow night. Pa er s
St. Ignatius college players win Interschol
astic tennis tournament ' at Stanford. . Pagr 'J
Captain J Jb). Helse wins year's champion
ship of. San Francisco schuetxen. rerein. Page 8
Vampires score ' hollow victory over Burns
In soccer, championship finals. . " Page 9
San Matco baseball team takes Sbrevei of San
Francisco Into camp. .' \u25a0 Page s
Wanderers beat Golden Gates and Alaraeda
win* ' from Barbarians at cricket. Page 8
' Cincinnati wins from St. laiuLs in a slug
fent, with a slaughter of pitchers. Page O
Steamers Sea Foam, and St. Helens crash to
gether in fog - off Point JUjfes early Sunday
morning. Page 13
ROSEBURGi Ore., April 24. — Blnger
Hermann, former congressman from
Oregon, although seriousjy ill, is re
ported tonight by his physician to be
a little better. He was »able today tto
return to hls : bed, having: been unable
for several days to 'rest in ,a reclining
posture. The swelling in the vicinity of
the suleen is ETOWlnir.leßa.'
Well Known Physician Commits
Suicide as Result of 111
Health and Grief
Takes Three Poisons Before
Using Pistol to End His
Three doses of poison and a bullet
through the 1 heart,, fired by his own
hand, yesterday morning ended the life
of Dr. William F. Barbat, widely known
In the' local medical profession and at
one time^a member of the San Francisco
board of health. The suicide occurred
in Doctor Barbat's offices in the Hast
ings" building. He is believed to have
been temporarily deranged from brood
ing over his ill health and the shock of
his mother's death a week ago.
The fatal shot, is believed to have
been fired about 7 o'clock in the morn
ing, but the body was not discovered
until shortly after 10 o'clock. Dr. G.
M. McNevitt, a. ..dentist,' who occupies
adjoining offices, in, answer to the in
sistent telephoning of Mrs. Barbat,
looked through a crack in the door and
saw the prostate body of Doctor Barbat.
Insanity theory- Strengthened
The theory held by members of the
family that* a temporary tit of insanity
caused the act is strengthened by two
short notes addressed to his wife.
These were written in a wild style,
holding no resemblance to Doctor Bar
bat's handwriting, and are essentially
the same. The first reads:
"To my dear' Emily: I leave friend
ship to you and Billy Boy." i
"Billy Boy" is the pet name of Doctor
Barbat's 4 year old son. - :
The second note is identical, with the:
exception that it adds the word "love"
to '"friendship." - , ,
Disorder marked the scene of the sui
cide.' -.» All the' drawers .of -the. medicine
cabinets ..were open, and botUes." were
scattered about in a manner to sug;se£t
that the -physician had ransacked jthe
office for means of ending his Uf «.<>\u25a0- .
Three Poisons Taken % *-;'
Three poisons were taken by the dead
man before' the agony of \u25a0 suffering
drove him to use his pistol. Carbolic
acid, lysbl and cyanide of potassium
were taken in quantities which might
have been sufficient to cause death.
The table was littered with other poi
sons. * The empty box in which the
potassium was kept was found in a
bucket, indicating "that this poison
probably was taken first.
To insure the accurate passage of the
bullet Doctor Barbat drew a circle with
a purple copy pencil on his white vest
directly over Ms heart, and through
the center of this the leaden missile
The pistol used was identified as the
one . thei deceased carried about with
him on his night 'calls.
Doctor Barbat had been in bad health.
He -recently suffered a severe attack
of grip, but he displayed no signs of
mental derangement. Last Sunday his
mother died, and this worried him
greatly. His practice, was extensive
and forced him to work under a high
strain, which is believed to have caused
the breakdown.
He was a Mystic Shriner and had
participated in the festivities of the
week. Saturday night he was ' out
with a party of Shriners until a late
hour. He attended the races at Ingle
side Saturday afternoon and yesterday
morning before leaving, his home he
had given his wife two tickets for. the
automobile races yesterday afternoon,
saying' that he would return in, time
to accompany her. This was at 5:30
o'clock in the morning, when he arose
In answer to a- telephone call from one
of his patients. . He told his wife that
he would have, to go ito his office to get
his- medicine^case and ,he kissed his
baby boy and left- with a cheery adieu.
"Absence Causes' Alarm \u25a0:\u25a0',
Telephone calls began to come into
his home, from' patients that he had
arranged appointments with and, Mrs.
Barbat became anxious and communi
cated with Doctor MacNevitt. The lat
ter went to. the office and found a num
ber of patients standing in the hall
waiting -.for Doctor Barbat. \u25a0 ;
, Ivooking^pirough the. letter'latch of
the' door. Doctor MacNevitt saw Doc
tor Barbat's. body on the floor.
Doctor Barbat was 36 years old .and
leaves a widow and >a \u2666 4 ' year old son,
living at 613 Cole street. He was the
son of the late John Barbat,' who was
prominent in \u25a0''financial, circles, and is
the brother of "Dr. J. v Henry Barbat,
formerly head of theißarbat sanatoria
urn in Sutter street, and of Dr. Josei
phine Barbat. " 'J JJ;.. r;
Dr. Barbat was a ,graduate of the
medical department of the .University
of California .with the class of 1895. ;
He was a ' former member of .the : San
Francisco J board 'of health and was the
discoverer of the bubonic -plague^ in
Chinatown during, the- first of ;the';epU,
demies.* ; He served , as secretary of ! the
San' Francisco Medical , society ; and was
on i the executive board* of the State
MediCar'society. .He was^at one- tinla
president of -the *local "Society for,:' the !
Prevention of to ; Animals^and
was '.a. member, of *, the Camera- clubt^';/'
"Y^ur Poetic.; Figure Has Passed
Away," He^Tells Her; and
[Special Dispatch to *The Call]
: NEW YORK,, May. 24.— Harry ,K.
Thaw is mourning because. his' wife is
growing stout. :> V,Your poetic .. figure
has passed away. V.he said, to her the
moment he saw the.former model when
she visited at>' Maftteawan Saturday af
ternoon. "But ydu"; are still beautiful,"
he made haste t^jiadd.
For. some time»J;he two bantered each
other about •tjieirj increasing weight
and Thaw begged'his wife to walk up
and down the^room that he might see
her better. v.TTten they took up the'
often discussed^^question of ja • settle
ment/, Mrs.^ThaVjdeclined' to consider
anything but":going abroad to etudy
sculpture, \u25a0;buU'<Fer* ; husband Insisted as v
firmly that, elio .-should study in Amer
ica. \u25a0 .: . *..V'*?i . ;°A ' '
"It will .-'be portly for' a little while
until I-. am released," ho told her, but
the intcrview'i.'erided . with no agree'-*
.. i. • «i r- . . . - "
ment jn. sight.^. *\u25a0
On the driveiVack to Flshklll Land
ing Mrs.' Thaw* and Doctor Sillo. who
-'* ° ' '4T--V J* - - . . . \u25a0 \u25a0
accompanied^her.j met an open, carriage
in \vhiqh-.Mra.-|^iary .C. Thaw and her
daughter, the^fprmer countess of Yar
mouth, were^riditfg. "Mrs. : Majy. Thaw
spoke cordial ly^tol Doctor Sillo ' and or
dered -'--her'**«a*Ttege stopped. 1 Mrs.
Evelyn # Nesb*ii:f* sTnaw,5 Tnaw, however, curtly
told her .driver {i-b- hurry ,on without
so much as*\locjkihg at her mother in
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Closing 1 of i Northwestern Shih
glev'Mill^Causes' Tragedy
, SEATTLE, *April ' 24.— John Benson,
aged 45; sltot^Wroself through the head
while. in- bed- at; his home in'.Ballard, a
manufacturing, .today . because
he believed •j.that^: the \u25a0•-. closing, of . the
shingle mills b;y~ the- manufacturers pre«
\u25a0saged'a-long^sleg^lof hard times. .
He /was talc en';* to; the " city hospital,
where it 'iEUsaidithat he can notj re
cover. ; . -.'\u25a0•. \u25a0.;' ."''.; i-- : \u25a0 ' '.'. ' '''•\u25a0'-.•'
All '-the v, shingle; mills of -western
Washington were closed by .the ,manu
facturers Mast week f in order, to. prevent
the brokers^ from reducing prices, ': and
3,500 men ; wcre thrown out of work. "./,"-: •
Condition; .Critical ; 'fi; Revolver
Fell From Pocket V
HE ALDSBURG. \u25a0; April 2 4.— Struck' In
the 'chest, by a bullet- from' his own 're
volver,;\u25a0 which 'felKfrom, his'pocket 'and
was ' discharge'd \. as \ i t ".; struck ' a\ "rock,
City"; Marshal Joseph Harris Is in a' pre
carious j condition /at !his;hornei He', has
aj chance^forV; recovery.^ .The O^buliet
'buried 'itself; in the left br east,' penetrat
ing V the left i lung 1 ,-; and -.lodged .in ; the
BANK CASHBIERT JAILED— Chicago. April 24. :
f| StcflmanSTbomas." cashier) of 4the'.Dalrj-nieh'B
i^natlonali bank,Tßheboj-gan 'F«ll»*Wiß.,l churned
V* with ' tnlcappvprJatlnc - $10,fK)0i' of .. tlu» r bank's
\u25a0The wrecked motor car, as it came to a slop after crashing through the
outer fence on the. lngleside track and plunging ' down a sleep grade, and
William Nelson, driver of the^car, who is dangerously hurt.
Richard Croker, Before Leaving
Gotham, Tells Friends He ,
g|s|^mß^ra^Sta)|: ;
[Special' DUpalch Jo The Call] , '. .
•NBW'TOUK', ' April 24. — Richard
Croker, the', old \u25a0-time. Tammany boss,
will return to New York before the
summer is overUomake this city his
permanent home. When Croker sailed
for Ireland on' the Lusita'nia oii.Wednes
day he had apparently decided to sur
render' to the call of^Gotham,- and im
parted.the fact to several friends who
went» to 'the steamer to bid"*him fare
well. his stay in town follow
ing his return from. Palm[ Beach, he
confided to some of his intimates that
he had tired of the old country of late
and- had ".frequently experienced ' the
pangs of homesickness. •\u25a0' . .
- "There is no town like New York in
j the world," he said to • John \u25a0' Scahn'elli
"and*itjis getting more wonderful* and
attractive every year.',' After a' man *has
spent* nearly fifty years of hishife'-h'ere
and formed strong friendships !'and*aV
tachmentst'he" can not go away 'and* find
others'toHake their places. ' '' - ;• ' \u25a0"**
:\u25a0"!\u25a0 think 'l- will, come back to stay.
Though I shall spend a month or two'in
England 'andlfeland each year, I shall
always ; spend my winters In " Palm
BeaWi.n " ' • • . • -.• .
* "I- shall not take any .active partiiiri
politics. 'I am' through with that sort
of thing forever." , . . . .* »•
-- It was j learned today that 1 Croker
made some heavy investments, in Bronx
and Long Island property before sail
.lng.': - 1 r i' \u25a0 \u25a0-, '• \u25a0- '. ' \u25a0\u25a0 :' \u25a0\u25a0
Youth Bathing" ; in " Surf ', Falls
;;^^ "Victim to Undertow .
OCEANO, April 24. — Caught in the
swirl \u25a0 of *an undertow -while -bathing
with his two /. brothers and Charles
Everett, . a 'friend,- Paul Sanford,' 16
years . old, "was drowned; in- the' surf
here^today. His body was swept sea
ward and has not been recovered, a.
\u25a0 Saiiford's brothers ; and Everett made
a ' desperate' effort to ; save the lad, and
in the attempt they",, nearly, met • the
sa,me fate. \u25a0* They | were •• rapidly, swept
along- "by" the^-current \u25a0;. when strong
Bwimmers from shore and two men In a
bbatV reached .'them and dragged •; them
from the .water., .. - '• ,
' 'Medical ;'aid, was f summoned, and It
was with much difficulty that the young
men w'ere^restored to consciousness. ,
SbutHerri *' Pac ific \ Train Makes
, fe Record orir Cutoff :
SAN. JOSE, Aril; 24.— A .special train
earring ,; 200 " excursionists [ from .San
Jose to see today's ball games in Oak
iland and' San'; Francisco made a run
from^this' city .to San Francisco , this
morning in the remarkable. time. of 55
"minutes.'-: ' • -^ : . /:\u25a0 • ;. '}~~\^\ \u25a0.-_ ' !<"V; £
is \u25a0 the best 'time. any 'passenger
carrying ,tralri has ever ;made . over, the
i ne wj^ cutoff^route.-. -- ..:. v, ''\u25a0 ""_ :_•\u25a0 , ..'
fit is reported that '\u25a0' Southern \u25a0 Pacific
officials .were^arixious to :t'est';tHe' speed
capacity" of ' this Hrain.V* as it f planned
toT'reballastt a part '. of \ the; 1 iue ; and ' run
fseyerkli^dally^tralns /on ;:a* j6j 65 "minute
schedule" 1 between'' ; here , '\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0', and ' " »the
-metropolis. ' \ ...;: \
Huge Basket Tumbles 200 Feet
and Woman Is Seriously
[Special Dispatch to The jj Call]
SACRAMENTO. April 24.— Four pas
sengers, three of* them women, and. an
aeronaut had a thrilling escape from
death tonight when a captive balloon
operated in Oak park was torn to
pieces by a high wind and the huge
basket and occupants fell to the grouryl
from, a height of - 200 feet.. An un
known man and wife were seriously
injured and two girls', Norma Riddle
and "Flora Flower, and the aeronaut.
Earl Wayne, were bruised.
* The balloon was at a height of 1,000
feet when it was blown out of its course
by the wind and the cable rested across
an electric -power line. For fear the
contact of the wires might sever the
cable the operators would not haul In
(the balloon, and the big bag was tossed
; about like a feather in a heavy wind
| for half an hour, the passengers all be
* coming seasick.
v - \u25a0 < . i
Finally the wind tore a rent In the
bag, and with the gas escaping the bal
loon " floated' toward the earth, while
several" thousand spectators stood
brea'trilessjry watching." '
• s F h^ n:^ bout 20( > fe e* UP the whole af
fair collapsed .and was dashed to the
ground.^ The unknown, woman was
b^diy. injured and was rushed to a phy
sicjan." s ,- •
Aviation Exhibition Will Close,
Foresters' Convention ; '
[Special^ Dispatch ' to The Call]
\u25a0 M.EBCED' A PriV. 2 . 44 — At "'» ™ a ? s «i«i
ing called.-.by the 'chamber of commerce
last .night the . services •of .Colonel
Frank -H. , Johnson, the- well - known
aviator, of San, Rafael, who was one of
the exhibitors -of; the art of flying at
the . recent meets -in /Los Angeles and
Fresno, were engaged for the after
\ noon* of May.\4.""'y \u25a0' \u25a0 \u25a0:'
The -state convention .of
will be held: here; at that time and
Johnson and his; aeroplane are to be
the attractions closing .the fraternal
gathering. : ... i; | ;. ' <sj.c>.V
. A big : grandstand ] 'will be con
structed ?at r Av4ation park, and the
railroads, have agreed to. run special
excursions -.', from neighboring, towns
to Merced on the day of the flight.
Located in -'Ann J Arbor . After
; x Four Day : Search- ;; : i;,
: • ANNVARBOR. Mich. April \u25a024»— Nor
man P. Cummings.VmilHonaire real es
tate owner of. Chicago; and California,
who ,» mysteriously.' disappeared .., from
Chicago. , Wednesday -; with— *li*- large
amount of ; cash, and several thousand
dollars', worth -of jewelry on-, his "per
son, was located in a local hotel where
he: had /been staying, since .theTmiddle
of last week: ;l Cummings _say s he . ca me
tofAnn/Arbor to">'isit|his imotherj. !He
sayjs he left: Chicago 'on the spurfof the
rtioment. . but \he "has communicated
with, his-: wife ,\ and- she :wllj." join; him"
here, .and> the -two will then leave for
California. \u25a0 . , ;? \y •
LABORER < MAT : DlE— Berkeley. April ; 24.—Sal
1 <;Tiatorei, Valencia.'- a i laborer, -,wbo fell-, from -a
», car * Saturday , -nlght.V at • the '\u25a0\u25a0 corner.: of • Asbby
1 .areniK* and' Adeline ftrept^mayidicag a result
of.: his '.ln nrlM, according to statements, of the
i! physicians -attending' the* injured man-'af the
• Knosevplt hospital. Hi* *kull i* belle Ted to be
\u25a0 fractured.' and it Is also thousht ' that he sus
, tamed Internal Injuries. ;-'
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William Nelson's High Powered
Roadster Throws Wheel and
Plunges From Track
Mechanician Hurled 20 Feet,
but Escapes With Compar
atively Slight Injuries
IN the last event of the two day
automobile race meet at Ingleside
yesterday, and in full sight of over
10,000 spectators, William Nelson,
driving a high powered four cylinder
roadster in the five mile handicap for
members of the Mystic Shrine,
crashed through the heavy wooden
fence bounding the outer edge of the
second turn on the mile track and
sustained injury that may cause his
death. His wife was watching from
the grandstand as the 24 year old
driver met with his all but fatal mis
hap. His father, Fernando Nelson,
was driving in the same race.
Mechanician Thrown 20 Feet
The auto dished a wheel on the*
turn, and, after tearing the fence away,
shot down a steep embankment, piling
up in a ditch. A. B. Bright. Nelson's
mechanician, was thrown 20 feet as
the machine struck, but was tossed
into a marshy spot. His left wrist
was badly sprained and his right knee
torn and braised.
BeriKerscher, a famous driver, also
went through a fence in the 10 mile
handicap, when the steering knuckle
on his big 100 horsepower Darracq
broke, but as a cloth fence had bee-n
substituted at the place for the heavy
wooden affair, the driver was not even
The accident to Nelson and Bright
cast a shade of gloom over what will
go down In motor history as the great
est meet ever held on a circular track
in the west, a meet in which new rec
ords have been set and many close con
tests between speedy cars witnessed.
New Record Made
Barney Oldfield. "the speed king,"
himself hung up a new mark yesterday
in the mile, devouring the distance in
the time of 51 56-100 seconds, a second
better than hla record Saturday, when
he set a new coast. record by shattering
the time of 56 seconds made by him
here some six years ago in the Winton
Nelson, whose father. Fernando, ig a \u25a0
wealthy contractor, and himself the
holder of spe«?d records, was removed to
the city and- county hospital. In the
Ingleside grounds, with Bright, the
Mounted police, always on the alert
during the two day meet, were quick at
the scene of the disaster, and the crowd
was driven back. Dr. R. F. Tomlinson
took charge of the two Injured men and
discovered that Nelson's most aeriou3
injury was a deep cut. extending to the
bone, that completely encircled the
right eye, caused by a board from the
fence flying np and striking the autolst.
The: physician found It necessary to
close the circular wound with 130
, stitches.
Internal Injuries Feared
: At a late hour last night Doctor
Tomllnson announced that, aside from
the possibility of internal injuries. Nel
son was not dangerously hurt. His
body is badly. bruised and lacerated in
numerous places. .
-When the accident occurred the
young, man was driving his car at a
\u25a0speed of about 40 miles an hour. Given
a place some seconds behind W. T.
Warren, in his Matheson, Nelson was
striving to overtake his rival. He came
down the backstretch at a terrific clip,,
his mechanician pumping busily and
nursing every inch of speed out of the'
machine. The turn was taken without
pinching down, and as the auto swung
into the , tangent the strain upon the
ourter front wheel proved too much
and it caved. In a wink the flying ve
hicle was through the fence and over
the bank, while a heavy cloud of dust
obscured the details of the acclden;
from the spectators.
Fernando Nelson, driving his record
breaking Columbia In the same race,
passed the scepe of the mishap with
out noting it. in the. tense excitement
of.- the race, but on the second round '
he stopped. George Nelson, the young
amateur driver whose work with his
Oakland' during the two days* meet
has made him locally famous, was on
the "scene immediately, and the two j
accompanied the Injured men to the
hospital. £5*3
Heavy Outer Fence Left
\Both inner fences on the two- turns
were takes out and Us Ist cloth 'fences."

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