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SiH' AUTO
: RACES MARRED
BY ACCIDENTS
William Nelson Plunges Through
Fence in Speeding Car and
Is Badly Hurt
Bee Kerscher Hurled From Fast
Running Machine, but Es=
capes Injury
Continnptl front I'ncf 1
. supported by frail posts, installed, so
:• that the likelihood of fatal accidents,
in case a machine went through the
.fence on the turn, would be minimized.
' But the outer fences were left, and
,-their heavy planking proved young
'\u25a0 Nelson's undoing. Fernando Nelson,
\u25a0the father, was a member of the
Shriner track committee, and by a
freck he was one of those that op
posed the expense of installing cloth
fences on the outer edges of the turns.
Nelson lives with his wife and an 8
. months old pon at 696 Second avenue,
Richmond. His mechanician, A. B.
Bright, who Is 21 years of age, lives
with his mother at 348 Twenty-fifth
avenue.
The 10 mile free for all handicap,
\u25a0won by the Maxwell, driven by C. O.
King, the race In which Kerscher hit
the fence, was one of the most exciting
events on the card, though the big
crowd found something to bring them
to their feet in nearly every contest.
Kerscher was handicapped far behind
Oldflcld, in his six cylinder Knox. He
followed Barney Oldfield through nine
f>f the 10 miles at a record clip, but in
the ninth mile, when rounding the
.first turn, met his mishap, when the
*teerinpr knuckle snapped. His ma-»
chine plowed into the ground as the
front wheels spread, and stopped with
in 30 yards, while Kerscher. turned two
graceful somersaults and alighted
without turning a hair. His machine
•etayed where it was, but Kerscher was
out. and, a few minutes later, was rid
ing around with Oldfleld in his 200
Benz in the exhibition mile that was
run off under 52 seconds.
t Wins Pretty Race
George Nelson, brother of theinjured
driver, earlier in the day won what was
perhaps the prettiest race of the meet,
pulling away from his old rival, the
'.Maxwell, in his sturdy Oakland car.
Saturday the Maxwell, driven by Frank
Free, took Nelson's measure In two
\u25a0races, both of them, however, furnish
ing close finishes.
In the five mile race yesterday for
class C cars listing from $1,201 to
11,600 Nelson took the event, pulling
through the fiv sizzling rounds in the
.good time of 5 minutes 32.75 seconds.
The Maxwell revenged itself in the
five mile free for all, though, winning
from the Oakland by about the same
narrow margin which had markd Its
defeat earlier in the activities. The
grandstand took a personal interest in
this race also, and cheered wildly as the
two machines tore along the home
etreteh and strove for supremacy. Bar
ney Oldfield started from scratch in this
race in his Knox, but the Maxwell,
Oakland and Ford, in the order named,
held their handicaps too well for him
to pass them.
The Autocar and Buick, with Frank
Free and Frank Murray at the wheels,
: furnished an oxciting contest in the
• race for cars listing from 51,601 to
$2,000. tearing along wheel to wheel
for four miles, when the Bulck went
ahead, after being led until then. Vic
tory went to Buick by a half length to
the tune of 5 minutes 50 28-100 sec
onds. *•\u25a0
; Motor Cycle Contest
In the motorcycle race, always one
of the most hair raising exhibitions on
the card, honors went to the Indian,
driven by W. G. Collins, on the first
try of the five mile contest. Balke,
with his Thor, which Saturday took
Collins" measure, felt that he hadn't
• half tried, however, and proposed a
special match race for $25 a side. Billy
Hughson held the money and the two
.. rivals again went over the. course.
Xhis time honors \u25a0went decisively to
The Thor, which pulled away from the s
Indian at the start and increased the
lead until the rare was never in
danger. The time made^by Balke on
his record cycle was 4 minutes and 37
•seconds for the five miles, which Is
remarkable going.
NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA,
HOME OF PRESIDENTS
Ohio Runs Close Third in Years
in Office
The Washington Post recently quoted
\u25a0 Mr. Keyser of Pennsylvania as saying
that New York can claim as many pres
. dents as Virginia. The record as to
-presidents is: Virginia five, Washing
ton, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Tyler,"
26 years; New York five. Van Buren,
. Fillmore, Arthur, Cleveland, Roosevelt,
25 years; Ohio five. William Henry Har
rison, Hayes, Garfleld. McKlnley. Taft.
33 years and one month at the end of
Taffs term; Tennessee three, Jackson,
Polk and Johnson, 15 years and 9
months; Massachusetts two, John Ad
ams and John Quincy Adams, eight
years; Illinois two, Lincoln and Grant,
12 years and one month; Louisiana, Tay
lor, one year; New Hampshire, Pierce,
four years; Pennsylvania. Buchanan,
four years; Indiana, Benjamin Harri
son, four years. S.
Of Virginia's five presidents four
were elected as such, Tyler serving out
Harrisons terms. All of Ohio's five pres
idents were elected as such, and of New
York's five only three were chosen by
the people for that office, the other two
succeeding on the death of the presi
dent. Johnson, one of Tennessee's three,
was also elected vice president only. So'
Ohio has had more elected presidents
tiian any other state. All of Virginia's
presidents except Tyler .were chosen
for two terms, only one of those of Ohio
was elected the second time and only
one from New York. Lincoln and Grant
of Illinois were twice elected.
Of vice presidents New York has fur
nished 10, five of whom became presi
dent, two by election and three by suc
cession. Massachusetts furnished three,
Virginia two, Indiana three.' Kentucky
two and South Carolina, Pennsylvania,
Alabama, Maine, .Tennessee. Illinois and
New Jersey one each. Five presidents
have died in office, three by the hands
of an assassin. Six vice presidents,
Clinton, Gerry, King, Wilson. Hendrickß
and Hobart, died in office. The oath of
office to King was administered in Cuba
by special commission. Gerry died sud
denly In » his carriage while driving
down Pennsylvania avenue on his way
to the capitol.
TALKS OH CHlNA— Berkeley. April 24.— ReT.
Andrew Beanie, for more than 20 years* a
missionary in tbe interior of China, and who
Ik no wpartor of Calmry PrPsbyterian . cburch
Of tills city. spoke :tbl« erpnlng on "China's
Trtnsfqriuatlon.", in.lUs talk lie- « old" of .the
coontry»» greatetypa forward In ttie lutUO
MARK TWAIN AT REST
IN SLEEP BESIDE WIFE
Funeral Service Held in^ Room
Where Couple Were Alar
ried 40 Years Ago
ELMIRA, N. V., April 24.— Under a
tent on the grassy slope of the Lang
don plot in Woodlawn cemetery, with
rain beating fiercely against" the can
vas cover, a little group of mourners
silently watched today as the body of
Samuel L.. Clemens was lowered into
an evergreen lined grave beside the
bodies of his* wife and children.
llcv. Samuel E. Eastman, pastor of
Park church and a' close friend of the
Clemens family, conducted a brief and
simple service and Mark Twain's pil
grimage was at an end. Tonight he
lies sleeping under a grave piled high
with flowers, the tributes of< friends
from far and near.
There were present at the cemetery
only members of the family party, who
came from New York with the body,
a former governess of the- Clemens
\ family, two of her friends, the sexton
and half a dozen newspapermen.
MARRIED IX SAME ROOM
Services 'had previously been held at
the residence of General Charles J.
L»angdon, where 40 years ago Mark
Twain married the general's sister. In
keeping with Clemens' wish the cere
mony was simple. There was no mu
sic, no honorary pallbearers — just the
brief address and prayer of Doctor
Eastman.
The body lay in state in the very
parlor where the marriage of 40 years
ago took place, and some of. those who
attended the' wedding were there,to
day to look for the last time upon the
face of their friend. Neither Rev.
Thomas K. Beecher nor Rev. Joseph
Twitchell, who performed the cere
mony, was present. Beecher died sev
eral years ago and Twitchell was called
to Hartford by the serious illness of
his wife, who died this morning.
FLOWERS FRO3I SCHOOL BOYS
Among the. floral gifts was a beau
tiful wreath bearing this inscription:
"From s<jp boys of the Louisville
male high school in remembrance of
Mr. Clemens, \u25a0who has brightened their
lives with innocent laughter and
taught them squareness and grit .and
compassion to the weak."
The services at the house were pub
lic, but the attendance was not large.
Besides the funeral party that accom
panied the body from Reading, the lit
tle gathering Included only a few rela
tives and old friends.
TRIBUTE OF FRIENDSHIP
Dr. Eastman 6aid in part:
"We are not here at this time to
speak of the great man whose going
hence the whole world mourns, nor to
claim for him that place in the halls of
fame which only time can give. We are
here to weep with those who weep, to
give thanks with those whose own he
was in the sacred bonds of human kin
ship and family affection."
After the little group had looked for
the last time upon the features of the
dead the coffln was closed and \u25a0was
borne to a waiting hearse. * Outside, a
few curious onlookers stood in " the
rain as the procession started on its
DANCING BLAMED
FOR TUBERCULOSIS
Pastime More Conducive to the
Spread of Disease Than
v Hygienic Conditions
In the churches, schools and public
halls thousands of persons were yes
terday instructed in simple rules for
the prevention of the spread of the
dread white plague, in compliance with
the program for Tuberculosis Sunday,
as arranged by the local branch of the
National Society' for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Every detail of the arrangements -was
gone through with without a hitch and
the special meetings called for the dis
cussion proved greater successes than
anticipated. h%i
The Catholic churches all dedicated ;
some part of their service to a short
discussion of conditions that are favor
able to the tuberculosis germ. Father
Joseph McQuaide of Sacred Heart dio
cese gave a long address on the
subject during the 10 o'clock mass. He
drew a comparison between the hy
gienic conditions of tenement housing
methods of large eastern cities and"the
housing conditions of Telegraph hill
and the poor Italian, quarter of this
City, declaring that .local conditions
were "castle_ like" in comparison.
Throughout his address he laid stress
on the dancing ' habit as more con- \u25a0
ducive to consumption in San Francisco
than the city's actual hygienic condi-
POIXTS OUT FALLACIES
Rev. George C. Adams, addressing
the congregation of the First Congre
gational church, urged upon his hear
ers to join the tuberculosis movement
and help eradicate the evil. iHe said
that for- many years people were in
the common error ; the disease
could not be cured and that they in
vited the contagion by associating in
timately and without 1 due precautions
with those afflicted. His address ended
with a comraendatjon of the educa
tional movement tlfcat has for its ob
ject the removal of, this error.
Bernard M. Kaplan, rabbi of the
Bush, street temple, gave a short talk
on the subject, .pointing out that the
disease was preventable and that all
the people should unite in the com
mon crusade that would lessen the
chance of contagion by the exercise of
ordinary care.
Mrs. John F. Merrill^ speaking, be-,
fore the Young- Women's Christian as
sociation yesterday afternoon, referred
to consumption as being the more dan
gerous because people are inclined to
regard it familiarly and . as(an old
friend that had been _ with us for a
long time. The lecture ended^wlth the
statement -that were the people sud
denly visited by a scourge as fatal as
consumption now is the country, would
be panic, stricken. '
PI.LPIT AND DOCTOR AGREE
Doctor Voorsanger followed with - a
strong address Inj which- he pointed out
that, for the. first-; time in history .the
clergy and medicine were united to at
tain a common end.. He went deeply
into the subject, showing the terrible
inroads of the white plague.
Lectures ; in Chinese were given in
Chinatown, illustrated by stereopticon
views. A greats amount of anti-tuber
culosis literature was also distributed
to the Chinese, all, of which was trans
lated from the English. '...
.* The first Sunday newspapers appeared
In 174&, ":•;. /- \u25a0\u25a0/; ; • --".; :• •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 - .
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL?: MOTOCTr 25, 1910
"Warm summer sun, shine kindly here."
"Warm southern winds, blow softly here.
"Green sod above, He light, lie light.
"Good night, dear heart, goid night, good
night"
way to the cemetery, a mile or more
away.
SCENE OF WRITER'S WORK
Residents of Elmira cherished fond
memories of Mark Twain. With Mrs.
Clemens and the children- he had spent
many happy summers at Quarry Farm,
on East Hill, overlooking the city, at
the home of Mrs. Susan L. Crane,* Mrs.
Clemens' sister.
A. path from the Crane house winds
through the wooded grounds to. the
summer lodge which was Mark Twain's
workshop. *Here he' wrote ."Roughing
It," "A Tramp Abroad" and other
works. *-~
Below this lodge, a short way down
in the woods, Is another rustic'struc
ture with barked roof, ; which \the
author built for his chydren. Here
may. still be seen many of the undis
turbed playthings of the little ones.
FRIENDSHIP AND MARRIAGE
It was during the Quaker City ex
pedition in 186?, which Mark Twain has
immortalized^ in "The Innocents
Abroad," that he met General Langdon,
then a young man, the son of Jarvis
;Langdon, a distinguished and wealthy
Langdon took kindly to
young Clemens, and the intimacy which
grew out of the meeting led to the mar
riage of the author- with Olivia Lang
don.
"I saw her first," wrote Twain of his
wifedn his autobiography, "in the form
of an ivory miniature In hei brother
Charles' stateroom on the steamer
Quaker City, in the bay of Smyrna, in
the summer of 1867, when she was in
her twenty-second year.
MEMORIAL TO HIS WIFE
"I saw her; in -the flesh for the first
time in New York on the following De
cember. She. was slender and beautiful"
and girlish, and she was both girl and
woman. She remained both girl and
woman to the last of her life." . V
Over Mrs. Clemens' grave, alongside
the fresh one made today, stands a
stone engraved with, this epitaph:
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern winds, blow softly here;
Gree"?r»sod above, He light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,, good night,
good night. . I
Pastor's Wife Succumbs
HARTFORD, Conn., April 24.— Mrs.
Julia Cushman Twitchell, wife of Rev.
Joseph H. Twitchell, for nearly 50 years
pastor of the Asjylum avenue Congrega
tional church, died ear.ly today at the
Hartford hospital following an opera
tion for stomach trouble.
Mrs. Twitchell was 67 years old. She
was taken suddenly ill Saturday while
her husband was attending the funeral
services of Mark Twain in New York.
He returned to Hartford instead of go
ing to Elmira, N. V., where he was to
have conducted' the services at the
grave.
Mrs. Twitchell was a lifelong friend
of Mrs. Clerriens.
AMERICAN GIRL
SLAIN IN NAPLES
Body Found on Beach and Po
lice Suspect Murder Fol
lowed Assault
NAPLES, April 24. — The finding of
the body of a beautiful young woman
on the beach' near here has given rise
to the suspicion of murder. Apparently
the woman Jlied about three days ago.
The body was scantily clothed and this
had led the authorities to believe that
probably she was the victim of crime.
The body was identified by the pro
prietor of the Hotel Castello as that of
Miss Estella Reid, supposed to have
been an American, who was a guest at
the hotel. She was fair and tall, with
gray eyes and; quite prominent nose,
and wore eye glasses. The supposition
that she came from the United States
was strengthened today, when the po
lice found letters'addressed to'her from
Ne w York, St. Louis and Canada. Sev
eral of these apparently "were love let
ters. "..'.;, ,\u25a0 .\u25a0. \u25a0 v" -'_:
For the last few months Miss Reid
had spent her time variously at Lindau,
Germany; Turin, Milan, Pisa and Siena.
SChe proceeded fro mthe latter place
to Naples and 'went to - the Hotel Cas
ttello on April 8. She is .described as
having been eccentric,
spending days in contemplation of the
view from the terrace. She devoted, a
portion of the time to painting. v "
INCENDIARY FIRE DRIVES
SLEEPERS INTO STORM
Woman Carried From Apart
ment Fatally Burned
CHICAGO, April 24.— Clad in night
clothing, go persons' were driven into;a
snow storm here today by an ..alleged
Incendiary fire in the Cledan apartment
building. Mrs. E : E. Ballard was car
ried from the, structure, probably fatally
burned, and I four others, I overcome by
smoke, were rescued by firemen.
An international weather code will
soon be ih.:use the, world over.
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1968 being valued at $i;616,000,06a:;K: ;f
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SCHOOLS IN NEED
OF ROOM ID ROMP
Failure of. Pupils to Score at
•Track Meet Due to Poor
Facilities
Boys Require Outlet for Energy
\u2666Which City Should Supply
to Prevent Evils
Continued from Page 1
baseball and football fields, more
shower baths, more swimming tanks,
arid it requires a- proper supervision
of them by men Interested in ath
letics and the physical development of
the city's young.
"Personally I do not think too much
attention can be paid to the physical
development of the city boy.
Surrounded by Temptation
"He Is surrounded with temptations,
and if he can not find a healthy, natural
outlet for his energy he is going to get
into mischief. The constant suppres
sion of athletics, or at least its ab
sence -from the life of the city boy,
drives him into pool parlors and billiard
halls, Into smoking cigarettes and all
the \u25a0 evils which naturally 1 ollowl
"The sectarian schools are sending
out men sound in mind as .well as in
body, and this should be the aim of the
public schools also. But, as I have said,
San Francisco has not, the facilities and
not having them, we must expect to. see
our boys beaten hopelessly when they
meet with, students of' schools In other
cities. Physical vitality should be
created In the city. It can be done and
is being done by the sectarian schools.
The defeat to the boys Is butter, but lta
sting may be eliminated ifthe parents
will see Its significance and work to
change conditions."
Defeat Is Humiliating
J. H. McCoy, a member of the play
ground commission, was equally em
phatic. : j - \
"It is certainly not pleasant for aSn
Francisco to acknowledge defeat at the
hands of places very,much smaller than
Itself, but I hope a lesson can be drawn
from it. The city ; boy, I think, has
more inducement to become Interested
In athletics than has the lad from the
country, for the reason that he can
form clubs and organizations and
thereby add to the physical work a
pleasing social feature.
"It is simple to place the cause of
the defeat of our boys — they need more
and larger playgrounds. The school
yards are inadequate, arid if the public
wishes to see a change it must pro
vide the proper facilities,"
Defends Boys' Development
Frank Morton, principal of the Low
ell high' school, was the only one who
maintained that the defeat did not
speak ill of the physical development
Of the.boys of San Francisco. \ ;
, "The average of the city and country
boy is. about the same,*"', he said, "and
the. scores at the Stanford track meet
are not to be taken as pointing to the
contrary. The fact is that some schools
have a few students, orie or two, who
surpass the others, and by the system
of scoring the successes of the one or
two win their school the points. It
does not mean that the athletic aver
; age of the one is better than any
other; it means merely that one school
has one or two boys who excel the
others."
Children Cry for Space >
In s'orrie of the schools the students
are not allowed the use of the meager
school yard after school hours. Until
a few years ago the lack of space was
; not felt, but the vast amount of build
ing which followed the fire drove out,
among, other things, the corner lot
baseball fields and football grounds
which the youngsters had been using
from time immemorial.
The vacant places - have gradually
been filled, and youthdom of the city
has been forced back . further and
further until now ;it , scarce knows
where to; turn in order to stretch its
growing limbs. .
"An instance of this is the parking at
Seventh and Harrison streets, which
before .the fire was supplied with bars,
bridges, 1 ladders and other gymnastic
apparatus for the use of the children.
Now it is lawns and flower, beds,. which,
while pretty, are not satisfying to chil
dren. Each succeeding memta , since
the fire has seen the "space beopming
more and more limited. Now the cry
of the children is for space, for play
grounds and a chance so that the next
meet they will go forth and wipe the
face .of the earth with their compet
itors, v
| Californians on Travels |
KEW YORK, April 21.— Californiana are
rejrlstercd Here as follows: " ' " ' • • .
From San Francisco — W. -M. Crouse, Hotel
Bristol: E.R. Halpern, Hotel Albany: H.VM.
Jloy t, Parli : Ayenue hotel ; O. Olace, Klngr . Ed
ward hotel; A. L. Pratt, Hotel Gerard; Miss F.
Cndlford, Cadillac; Mis? B. McCarthy, Hotel
Cadillac; CO. Swanberg, Cadillac: .Mrs. Coch
ran, Grand Union; J. Hamilton, Hotel Hermit
age; C. ' A. Hitchcock, Astor house; J. Magennis,
Hotel Hermitage; P. Rieeer. Park Avenue
hotel; F. O. Haserdy, Hotel' Hermitage; A. L.
Beebe, Hotel Breslln; Mrs. M. A. 'Brown,
Grand-hotel; W. Clcary, Murray Hill; -1,. P.
Katon, Grand hotel; Miss Credlford, Hotel York:
C. J. Wetmore. Mrs. J. 8.-de Saul. Hotel Bres
lln;:Mrs. B. McCarthy. Hotel-Y ork. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'-:
Ix>s Angeles— J. E. Haydent. 'Mrs. J. E. Hay
dent; Hotel Wellington; B.* P. Ingham, Herald
Square; Mrs. It. Manion. King Edward; Misa
A. J. Corker, Grand Union; C. -H.-Daly, Astor
house; E. T. Earl. Mrs. Earl, Hotel Plaza;, W.
Warner. Holland house; G. A: Julan, Cadillac;
H. P. Liep, Plaza; Mrs. G. A. Julan, Cadillac;
Mlas.M. K. Curran, M.-Machugh, Broadway Cen
tral.'^ •\u25a0; ".-.-, \u25a0 . . ' :; '; .:: ,» :- ... \u25a0 \u25a0.-.,
: San Jose-^T. W. Chllton;; Herald Square.'
Santa Barbara— A. E. Ogelry, Hotel Wolcott.'
Sari Diego— Miss Rayhoru, Mrs. -T. R.- Wil
liams. Martha Washington ; . Miss R. Anderson,
Colllngwood; J.L. Gill, Holland house.- \ -
Th^s distribution of hot springs in the
United .States coincides Syery -closely
with' that of the mountain -uplifts.
BALL GAME DELAYS
THE RAILROAD BILL
Absence of Senators! Prevents
Vote on Cummins' Substi
>tute Provision
Both Houses Are Greasing the
Slides for Administration
- V Measures
WASHINGTON, April 24.— The "Mar
athon" between the senate and the
house for 'the distinction of being first
to pass President's Taft's railroad leg
islation is attracting unusual interest.
Both branches of congress had hoped
to reach votes before the close of this
week, but the senate seems ; to have
encountered several '• obstacles, and
froip present, indications, it will be
10 days before the measure is sent to
conference.
Representative Mann, of Illinois, in
charge of the bill; in the house, suc
ceeded in getting an order for* its con
sideration for amendment under, the
five minute rule. It is likely he^can
bring the measure to a final vote
Thursday or Friday. -•- -;
On the senate side decays have been
provoked by the desire of members to
go to baseball games. Senator Elkins
said yesterday, he could have- put
through several important provisions
last week if it had not been far the
absence of his colleagues.
Elkins did not exaggerate the situa
tion, although he' was speaking jocu
larly. .
SENATORS ATBALLGAME
Senator Elkins reported yesterday
that he had enough votes to defeat the
Cummins substitute for the Elkins-
Crawford provision, which the senators
in charge of the bill want adopted.
"Then let's get a vote," urged Sena
tor Aldrlch. .' ' r
"It- would not be safe today," said
Elkins. , "Too many senators are at
tending the ball game."
"That would affect both sides,
wouldn't it?" persisted Aldrich.
"I 'don't know about that." replied
Elkins. "It seems to be our fellows
who are away."
After the railroad bill is out of the
way the house expects to begin work
on the postal sayings bank measure,
although it may require',' a cau"cus of
republicans to get the bill out of com
mittee. The, senate bill does' not meet
with approval in- the house and the
contest overjt will be spirited.
Hearings will be had on the Moon
anti-injunction bill, which will folldw
next on the house program. Statehood
legislation probably will be the last ad
ministration policy to be considered.
Thursday the president will receive
his imperial highness Prince Tsai Tao,
brother of the infant emperor of China.
The Chinese party will be entertained
elaborately at the White House and
by Secretary Knox.
DECISION LOOKED FOR
The decision of the supreme court in
the corporation tax case is looked for
by many tomorrow, but the court has
given no 'intimation as to when the
decision will be rendered. Only /our
more decision days remain In the pres
ent term. . -
This week marks the close of 'the
argument of cases before the court,
unless a. x special order should be en
tered for the argument of some par
ticular case, such as the. controversy
between the two Virginias for the di
vision of the old dominion. Among
the cases expected to be argued are
two Involving the liability of railroads
to their employes — one from Texas, the
other from Kentucky.
Gossip continued about the president's
selection of a 'successor to Justice
Brewer.
There is Httlefdoubt that the place,
; in one way or another, has been offered
to Governor Hughes of New York.
There are persons here who believe
the governor will accept.
Attorney General Wickersham is ex
pected to determine this week whether
i he will proceed against the alleged but
ter combine, which is charged with
arbitrarily fixing, ther price of butter,
or whether he\wlll direct further in
quiry to be made. .
HARVARD ALUMNUS TO
GIVE COLLEGE BIG SUM
Mystery "Surrounding Identity
Is Cleared
BOSTON, April 24.— The mystery
surrounding the identity of the Har
vard alumnus who had offered $300,
000 to build a new bridge over the
Charles river as an approach to the
Stadium from Cambridge was cleared
today when it was learned that Larz
Anderson .'BB, of Brookline, was N the
man. The proposed bridge would re
place the present structure, which has
been found inadequate to accommodate
the : crowds that flock annually to the
stadium for football and other games.
TWELVE FIREMEN NEAR
DEATH FIGHTING BLAZE
Overcome Battling the Flames;
Whicfr Destroy Store
: PHILABELPHIA, April 24.— Twelve
firemen were overcome ..today >: while
lighting a fire which destroyed tne de
partment (store of ;,-. George Davis &
Co. vf.Theloaa Is $160,000.
Fill up! Stand close! Stand shoulder to shoulder!
Don't let your civic pride flicker and smoulder!
Fan it to flame till the world sees the glow !
Boost San Francisco wherever you go !
Good beer is liquid life— it' is bottled vim, vigor and vitality, mm^a^^^^m^^^^mmm
-It is the drink of those who do things — who undertake
much and carry it through to success. HljH»|i|T|SS^
HOPSBURGER BEER
Stands in high favor in San Francisco — partly because it is '^LKpc^ij
made here, but chiefly because it is the peer of any beer fflßH^^^V^^^^i
made anywhere. . . #L &EglSBll
* BOTTLED AT THE BREWERY H^^^Wra^W
Ask your grocer -'Order a case today iM^vffiy *^^jh|
' HOPSBURGER * HEgll^jl
—TELEPHONES —
-^Market 278 \u25a0;•'•" ; y A Home M 1406
HACKETT DENIES
DESIRING DIVORCE
Sought to Avoid Absolute Rup
ture for Sake of Infant
Agreement Between Parents
Places Child in Mother's
Care During Infancy
[Special Dispatch to The Calf]
BOSTON, April 24. —James K.
Hdckett, the actor, whoso wife, Mary
Mannerlng", secured a divorce from him
in New York last week, has given out
the following statement in regard to
the case: .
"In June, 1907, I demanded through
my then attorneys, A. L. and S. F.
Jacobs, a legal separation from my
wife--' I did not then, and never have,
desired a divorce because of the child.
."One year later, in June, 190S, Mrs.
Hacke\t commenced action for divore*.
I filed my answer, and for one year sub
sequent thereto, the case remained
deadlocked and in status quo.
"In August, 1909, Mrs. Hackejtt with
drew her action for divorce.
"Another action, which was not op
posed by me. was then comriienced, and
it is upon this that the final decree
yesterday was . granted. This decree
provides for the custody of the child,
pursuant to an agreement entered into
by the parents more than two years
agor^by which the companionship and
custody of the daughter, during her
tender years, is awarded to the mother,
the father to have access to the child at
all reasonable times until the age of 7
shall be reached, after which the par
ents shall consult together regarding
their daughter's education, custodians
and general welfare, but, in the event
of their failure" to agree, the father's
decision shall be final.
"No costs, counsel fees or alimony
are granted by the decree."
DETAILS COMPLETED
. FOR EUREKA FLIGHTS
Col. Frank Johnson to Give
Aviation Exhibition
[specia/ Dispatch to The Call]
EUREKA, April 24. — Arrangements
have practically been completed for the
aviation exhibition to be given In this
city on May 7 and S by Colonel Frank
Johnson, the millionaire man bird.
Frank J. Lyons, secretary of the Ala
meda chamber of commerce, who left
here today for San Francisco to secure
Johnson's signature to*a contract, made
arrangements in this city for the
flights.
CDETf^B A I <C FOR MONDAY, TUESDAY
9~ &. %/> 1 44 L.9 AND WEDNESDAY
COMB HONEY 5-Crown fancy cluster, 5 pound
Gathered from California wild flow- box •••••••••*: •••"'•
• ers and unsurpassed in flavor and TOMATOES
wholesomeness, per comb 10c Bohemian Brand — will meet every
g^L'p requirement; per doz Soc
Shaker Salt or Dento Salt— Table 2 . c .^"-' V vn'Viniinpi; 1^
salts with none of that rank, WINES AND LIQUORS
sharp taste (due to impurities) The California wines we present
found in ordinary salt; 2 pkgs.. lsc to our trade are carefully selected
invVA- rnDM " ' * or tnat delicious flavor and su-
iuvva perior quality found only in care-
Every kernel tender and sweet; f ully a £ ed wine 3
3 large cans tfoc CLARET— Per gallon 35e
RAISINS REISLING — Smooth, even fla-
Buy how for "Raisin Day," next vor ; per gal 65c
Saturday, April 30. PORT and SHERRY— Tonic, -
3-Crown fancy seeded, in pack- rare old wines of excellent
. ages; 1 pound pkg 5c quality; reg. $1.50, per ga1.. 51.00
5-Crown fancy clusters, in 1 pound O. K. WHISKY — Reg. $1.00, per
pkg . . . . 10c bottle 80c
Del Monte seeded, 1 pound pack- OLD BOURBON WHISKY—
ages; 2 pkga vlsc Reg. |3.50, per gal $2.75
9 LARGE STORES
NOB HILL DISTRICT SUNSET and ASHBURY HEIGHTS
H. I~ Klnte of Klute, Sturfeen * Co.. n. M. Christie, 1101 Cole St. Phone*.
1841 PO 'SJ£ SSTJSff* ISM - '""cEfTEAL'DISTR'ieT 170 '
h-vgtvuv (TtniTiAV ' D - VOII «*er Jlehden. Halght A Pierce
WfcBl.KltJL AlHUlllKl - st , # Fhon.p*, Park 1871 1 Home M 4461
John Groppcr.AVebs.ter & Bu»h St.. MISSIOX DISTRICT
Phone-, West 280«; Home 52596 D ehay Bros.. 3189 l«th St. Phone,
PACIFIC HEIGHTS Market 3335: Home .11332S
G. J. BeSer of Klnte. Stnrken * Co. DISTRICT
Calif. & Lyon Sts. Phones. Wett M - w Bo ' ken ,\ fL H ?? lp8illl I!L* t>l *
" 2,88 1t Home 53302 Phonen. .Mlsilon 668; Home M 2374
PTrmrnvnDKTßrT DOWNTOWN DISTRICT
KlLHJlU^l' iIIMKLX wm. Wasmer of Wm. Warner 4k Co.,
H. WLounan, 24th Avc. & Clement Oth and Tehama Sta. Phone.
St. Pacific 953 . -J Home J1533
CUBANS ENTHUSED
OVER WOOD'S VISIT
Event Cements Bond of* Good
Feeling, Despite Views of
Laborers Blame Gomez for the
High Prices and the Low-
Wages
HAVANA, April 24. — Of greater in
terest to the people of Cuba than any
event in the island in many months
was the recent brief visit of Major
General Leonard Wood. .The arrival of
the former governor general was hailed
with enthusiasm and it was evident his
popularity had waned but little. It was
noticeable, however, -that the warmth
of General Wood's reception was much
more marked on the part of the higher
elements of society, represented by for
mer members of the old moderado party
of President Palnm. than by adherents
of the present dominant liberal party.
A few suspicious persons affected to
see a sinister significance in the gen
eral's visit as possibly indicating a
tendency of the United States to inter
fere in the affairs of Cuba, but almost
unanimously his presence was taken as
a compliment to Cuba and has done
much to cement the bunds of good feel
ing between the two countries. Already
there is much pleasant anticipation of
the projected visit of former President
Roosevelt.
From many parts of the Interior' come
complaints of distress among the labor
ing population because of low wages
and the high prices of the necessities
of life.
They throw the blame on President
Gomez, who, they N declare, has failed to
fulfill his ante-election promises that
prompt measures would be taken for
their relief. With the end of the sugar
season shortly many thousands of
laborers will be thrown out of work for
three or four months, and the distress
and the discontent will be greatly In
creased.
AMERICANS TO SHOW
MACHINES AT ODESSA
[Special Cable to The Call]
ST. PETERSBURG. April 24. — One of
the imminent results of Judge Parker's
visit to St. Petersburg Is the promised
participation of American manufac
turers of agricultural machines on large
scale, at the Odessa exhibition. It is ex
pected that the exceptional concessions
secured by Judge Parker will give
American manufacturers control of the
Russian market.

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