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"Training Stanford's Athletes"
Sec This Illustrated Article in
Th c Su nday Call
VOLUME CVII.— NO. 157.
EXPOSITION
BOOM IS
SOARING
Vast Strength of Alovement Is
Shown in Nation, Coast
and State
Ul r\ tccpc PAI I V
TO CITY'S STANDARD
"San Francisco for 1915" Slogan
Echoes From Atlantic to
Pacific
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR STOCK
ARE INCREASING STEADILY
WITH iho <:\ilifur:iia .leU-ation
i;i Wasliinglon Tvorkinjr for the
Panama-Pai--in"o exposition here
in ]?15, the Sun Jose booster? shouting
for it while covering; the. surrounding
countryside, the puosts of the J?ari
Francisco and Portland steamship rom
l»any raiding: funds for it while takinp:
a j.>Jeasure cruise on the bay, and with
--übsrrip'K'ns rolling in from every
po^ible sourr<% there was given a
>trikipg illustration yesterday of the
vast and widespread strength behind
t!i«" movement.
No one das.'' of men oould e)aim par
i'UJar interest or honor in the under- .
Taking:. It has become so general now
That it e;nlira«-e.s all rlassep, not alone
in San Francisco, hut throughout the.
f^i". Th<- I"-«.st«rs of San Jose left
the city nftcr .stating that they would
ra?s<? JIOO.OnO among their own mer
ihants and the probabilities are that |
their example will be followed by other'
lines in California. The efforts of the
f:!iance committee toward selling sin
plr shares of stock is meeting with un
l'ounded success and the sale of stook
in small blocks is being made now to!
San Franciscans of every ttation.
Washington Invaded
Ti o scheme of J. Charles Green, the
local advertising man, in p!aj«terins: '
Washington with posters proclaiming j
the claims of San Francisco for the ]
ho'ding of tbe exposition produced the j
desired result, according to Washing- '
ton dispatches. Washington, which is
Irving for the exposition itself, awoke {
to find advertisements, of San Francisco
•in every side. The streetcarr were
flooded with them and they held the
most prominnt places on all billboards.
"Spare no expense in doing the job
r}gbt and send me the bill."' wired
<Jrop;i, and his instructions were car
ried out.
In Washington there was the, deepest
surprise, followed by a disappointed
Irritation in the minds of those who
pre working for the interests of the
< ountrys capitol, but on the whole
the lerling was one of genuine admira
tion for thus tarrying the war right
into the camp of the opposition.
President Taft wired the delegation
from St. Louis stating that he would
»:ieot it in Washington Saturday morn
ing and give the city's claims official
recognition. The entire party will call
i !\u25a0• -n the president and Governor Gil
lett. Judge Ilenshaw and Victor Met
calf will act as spokesmen. The dele
gation will put up at the Xew Willard
h<jte] and will be joined there by nu
ißf-ruijs Californians In the east.
51 5,000 Subscribed
One of the most pleasing features of
the day's subscriptions was that of
$15,000 subscribed by a band of merry
makers on board the steamship Bear,
which was making a trip around the
bay under the direction of S. P.
Sthwerin. general manager of the Pa
clfic Mail steamship company. The af
fair was entirely impromptu and the
l-vsl tiie finance committee knew of it
was in the afU-rnoon by the receipt of
the following aerogram:
"Guests of San Francisco and Pacific
ncamship company on steamship Bear
today made subscription to exposition
J 15.000. BS. P. SCHWERIN."
Following are the names of sub
scribers to the exposition fund:
Schmidt Label and Litho?r*ph company. . % 5,000
J. H. Robl • •- 600
E. Picto & Co 100
A. Jacquemart. 349 DarU-- • 600
Piedmont Winery. 720 Pacific 500
K*rie Shub«rt. 32 Spruce .- 100
Sierra Art and EnjfraTinff Co., 343 Front 500
fcimone Grusto. 4E23 Mission 100
Sturtiraat & Co., 423-7 Fulton 600
Sullivan Bros., 134 Haigrht •..•'< 100
Sunset barber shop, Hotel Stanford '100
Jorr. Surges Planinr Mill Co., Army and
Condon 500
TLorrpson Bros., 644 Howard .- 250
M. r. Vandall. 420 Montgomery..- .N2soj
V.'akefield. Carlhw*t« & Co.. Fint Na
tional Bank buildinf 250
Wakelee**. 101 Powell 600
G. D. Wcstover, 1161 Sti-r.yan 260
J. C. Wilson Jr.. 1383 Jackson - 200
C. W. Winn, 410 Montromery 100
Jobs v.'t-.se. 3033 Sixteenth 200 j
iCeenas Brothers, 273 Valencia 100
Georg-e T. KiUman, 37 Front 100
Wilbur F. Knf.pp, 41 Beale ...• -60
ST. a. Laist. Monadnock building 50
Jules Lambla. 110 SUter 10
Jobn A. Lennon, 137-8 Sacramento... . 100
H. Levy. »62 Eddy 1,000
A. S. Lilie, 3814 Army ..-• 100
>". Littjohn, 2031 Eagle avenue, Alamedm. 10
A. 1.. Mac*. Hotel Savoy 10
J. J. Mifinif. 1020 Kohl building: 100
A. C. Mauerhan. Ur.it^d States mint.;.... 10
Marhew &. Knight, 268 Market 200
Milton Meyer. 244 Kearnjr • v ., 60
Srnl Loraine Meyer. 679 Fifth tr»nue:... 60
H. A. Killer. 539 Merchants' Exchange... 50
Cbarl** G. Minifie. 1016 Eddy 100
E. J. Moltra. 2025 Sacramento 1,000
Mutual biscuit company; Crocker and Stev- \
enson ;.- .". .' ...* 1.000
K«r Frank's Best, 447 Pine 500
yew-ton rum cemp&ay. 737 Battery '_..«•* 800
Mrs. Emma Olafs«n. Bon Air hotel - 10
Alexander Eice. 41 Sansome \u0084 ICO
Continued on Page 2, Column 2
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE KEAR.M' 88
FRIDAY, MAT 6, 1910
EDITORIAL
Out *»f tbo muiths «f bat**. Page 6
Mileage bans of ratrs Impossible. Pace 6
Brins ihr i;ui»o«l Railroads to time. Page 6
A rare pond wnrd for San Francisco. Page 6
»"it,y svrakfc to nerd of athletic grounds. Page «
POLITICAL
nooj-eTpirs policies and liquor question loom
i Ijirpi- in primary campaign. I'agc 3
! CITY
fluildiii£ fund benefit to be giTrn by Salofcian
I fathers. . Page Itt
; h'an Jose carniral boosters mate bis Dolt.*:
in town. Page 3
A. K. Pptwiler's case continued until neit
tbis aftcruooD. • Page 7
Mrs. Rratnrr, d p ad clubwoman, -was thirteenth
Ku^st at dinDer. Page 1
Coroner's Jury finds that McCarthy's death
was accidental.. _ J'agclfl
Brilliant kuccpss forecasted bj- dress rehearsal
\u25a0 for fairy operetta. Page 5
Spyny flour company reorpanizes directorate
i aud ousts employes.' Page 1
j General Barry and Colonel Biddle' learc to j
j pjan fall tnaneurcre. Page 3
I I'ratcis .^piller quitß* double bass after 2.'5
ycaTß of delighting audiences. Page 3
Pl»r?ro"nds cotumiysiiu discusses fixe possible',
sites for school athletic grounds. Page IH
Poolroom swiDdler. MacSherrr, furnished au
thorities irith ralnablc Information. Page 2
SUBURBAN
Knockout drops taken New Tear's eve Trreck
man's mind. Page S
Oirl awakrns inmates of hotel ivho are In
<Janscc r of fire. Page S
S"n of Albert Hoyrhke sajs patents *rr worth
a million dollars. Page 9
Curd parties and teas features of actiTitr
of Oakland t.Wet #v . Page 8
Ouilty of abfJuf-tion is plea of man wbo made
ghi Mare in resort. Page 9
Miss Ktbei Itatcliff returns to Berkeley from
rear's tour in Europe. Page S
Henry John Bruns, son of Berkeley pioneer,
ends bis I™. -ruth gas. Page 0
Mysterious fire in woman* hat. Hero comes
to rearie, alas, too late. Page 0
Former Berkeley hiph school professor di
vorced for extreme cruelty. Page 0
Mayor Noy declares accounts of erery city
department win be exported. Page S
King's Daughters secure third of amount
needed for botuc for Incurables. Page S
Mayor Mott In proclamation a«kß Oakland clti
j rens to aid census enumerators. Page 9
COAST
Two queens rule populace at Santa Rosa ros-r
curnlral. Page 2
Executive secretary says srorernor can not
I stop the h\g fifbt. . Page I
Veterans of Spanish war prepare for state
| convention at Sacramento. Page 4
EASTERN
"I'm gatisfled with trial." says Do<:t»r Hyde; j
""I'll be cleared." Page 3
Money in circulation S"i.ir. per eapfta. based
on 90,123.000 population. Page t
Secretary Ballinser grows an^ry when pressed
to sstate facts on witness stand. Page'l
FOREIGN
Earthquake kills hundreds in C<*ta Rica.; de
tails megger. Page I
Queen of Norway Joins audience in cheers
for Colonel RooseTelt. Page 5
King ' Edward <r>nfir>M to his bed by bron
chitis and people alarmed. Page 1
SPORTS
Younjr Oaks take same from baby Senators
by s^-ore of 3 to 1. Page 1O
Joe Thomas comes In for plenty of attenti<«
at training quarters. Page 10
Baby Seals put up game finish anu 'win same
from San Jose nine. Page 10
Ancel swatters win game from the Seals by
the score of 5 to 3. Page 10
Public takes increasing Interest In second day
of Kennel club show. Page 11
Charley White of New York may be dark
borse in rcfere* contest. Page 10
OlouGligbt rung away from Fern L in . handi
cap at Emerjrille track. Page 10
Jimmy Carroll to meet Htrry Dell at Dream
land next Friday uipht. Page 11
RaisSn Pickers break losing streak and win
from Stockton, score 4 to 3. Page 10
Jeff boxes with Cboynskl and Papke, display-
Ing much cleverness and ginger. Page 10
Stanford withdraws entry In Pacific Associa
tion of Amateur Oarsmen 'regatta. Page'll
Waldo. faTorite for Kentucky derby, corers
four furlongs In :02 4-5 at workouts. Page It
MARINE
Prominent businessmen are guests of R. p.
Schwerin on new steamer Bear. Page 15
LABOR
Members of building trades council will attend
Sau Jose rose carnival. Page 7
10,000 MISSED
IN CENSUS COUNT
Residents of New Oil Towns De»
clare They Have Been Over*
looked by Enumerators
BAKERSFIELD, May 5 — Alleging
that no provision has been made for
taking the census in the new oil fields,
where towns have sprung up, a petition
is being made reaJy for presentation to
Supervisor Lyman W. King of River
side, in charge of the eighth district. It
will represent that from 8,000 to 10,000
citizens have been overlooked.
These are in Midway, Elk Hills, Mid
land. Fellows, North Midway, Buena
Vista and other settlements tributary
to Moron, Taft and Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield count shows that the
population has only 'doubled in 10 years.
Much more was expected.
CITY WAXTS 300,000
LOS ANGELES, May s.— Although
the census enumeration of Los Angeles
will end officially at 12 o'clock tonight,
the civic associations of the city are
so intent" upon recording a population
of 300,000 or upward that Census Su
pervisor Bert I* Farmer and his corps
will be kept in the field for, some days
to come. The chamber of commerce has
maintained a staff of census assistants
to run down persons who have been
missed by tho enumerators. These at
taches discovered today an entire block
which had been overlooked in a .thickly
settled district.
220,000 IS PORTLAND
PORTLAND, Ore., May 5. — Tlic.ccn-;
sus will. show a population of between'
215,000 and 220,000 in this city. In* 190.0
Portland's population was 90,426.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRED AY, MAY 6, 1910.
ANGRY RETORTS
MARK EVIDENCE
BY BALLINGER
Refuses to Answer Questions
Regarding Hitchcock Dis
tributing Official Pie
Congressmen Limit Inquiry* by
Refusing to Request Definite
Statements
WASHINGTON. May a!— When Secre
tary^Ballinger had concluded his direct
testimony in the Ballinger-Pinchot
hearing this afternoon, and Attorney
Brandels, counsel for L. R. Glavis. one
of Ballinger's chief accusers, took up
the cross examination of the witness,
Brandcis scarcely was well launched
into cross examination before the com
mittee adjourned, but in the hour and
a half that ho questioned the secretary
he Huccccdcd in arousing the latter's
angrr several times.
On his very Jlrst question Brandcis
had to appeal to tho committee to "re
quest" Ballinger to answer it. The
question involved Postmaster General
Hitchcock "as the official pie distrib
uter" of the administration.
Wrangle With Committee
A wrangle between Brandeis and
members of the committee ensued, and
the result was a record vote by which'
the committee, 6 to 5, decided that Bal
linger need not .answer more fully.
Ballinger concluded his direct testi
mony with tho statement that his
every official act had been with the
sole Idea of fulfilling his trust.
"I defy any one to put his finger on
anything I have done while in- public
service which was not In line with my
duty and in accordance with mv trust,"
ho said.
Proposal to Kill Snakes
Ballinger admitted the now famous
Associated press interview in which bo
asserted, after his return to Washing
ton, subsequent to publication of the
Glavis charges, "that he proposed" to
kill some snakes." He als6 admitted
that he had made reference to Glavis,
who, he had made up his mind, "ought
to be killed as a snake."
j. Early in the day 1 . BalHnger contra
dicted two statements iriado by former
Secretary Garfield., He tcstiflM also
that since Pinchofs dismissal there had
been a complete reversal of the for
estry policy of the government, and he
said that he believed it would keep a
great many Americans from emigrat
ing to Canada and would develop 'many
portions of the forest reserves.
Taft Enjoined Silence
A hitherto unpublished letter of the
president to Ballinger under date of
September 13. 1909, was read.
In it the president expressed a desire
to retain Pinchot, but said his weak
ness lay in his "inability to credit high
and honorable motives to those who
differ with him on his methods." The
president requested Ballinger to re
main silent under criticism and the
secretary said this was why he had not
followed his natural impulse to answer
the charges.
Ballinger said that he had remained
silent under all the abuse and had In
structed his subordinates to do like
wise. As a result, he said, Glavis had
gone to Collier's Weekly with , what he
called his "scurrilous screed" and which
they had "rehashed in the style they
usually publish their scurvy matter."
Devotion to President
Asked by his attorney what he meant
by saying his "hands had been up for
months," Ballinger said that they had
been "not only up, but also tied. He
added: "Now I don't want it understood
I am in any way casting a reflection on
a president to whom I am devoted and
for whom I would make any sacrifice."
Ballinger then read, a number of
telegrams and letters which the "de
fanse" said tended to sho wthe exist
ence of a conspiracy against him.
Balllnger related an instance of what
he regarded as maladministration of
the forestry bureau under Pinchot. He
said that within the last month it had
been called to his attention that $731,088
had been wontonly wasted on the
Menominee Indian reservation in Wis
consin by the forestry bureau. He said
the matter had been turned over to the
Indian office.
Statement to Committee
• After some further questioning Bal
linger made the following statement to
the committee: .
Every act performed by me as a
public official, either as : commis
sioner of the land office, or secre
tary of the interior, has been 'per
formedwith the sole idea of fulfill
ing my; trust under my oath and?
according to what I believed my
duty. In every respect I, believe I .
have lived up to it, and if a state
ment has been made: here .to; the
contrary I want to deny it. I defy .
any ona to put his finger on any
thing I have done while in, the pub
lic "service not in line with my duty '
and in accordance with ray trust.,
Full Answers Refused
Attorney Brandeis began the cross
examination of Ballinger at 3:30 <p. m.
The attorney referred to a letter Bal
linger wrote to Schwartz stating he
desired, in the making of appointments
of a number of special agents'of the ac
cept<?<! class in the 'Alaskan coal- cases.
Continued on Vase m,' Column j»
BRITISH RULER
IS KEPT ABED
BY BRONCHITIS
Unexpected Announcement Cre>
ates Consternation Through
out the Kingdom
Physicians Remain at Palace
During Night After Two
Days' Concealment
LONDON, May .'.—The kingdom -was
thrown into consternation tonight by
the unexpected announcement i that
King -Edward was suffering- from bron
chitis in a form that caused . some
anxiety to his physicians, two of whom
arc sleeping in Buckingham palace to
be on , hand in case of need. .
The first intimation of aught amiss
was the failure of the king to meet
the quvcivwho returned from the con
tinent tonight.
The queen hurried to the pajacc, and
soon afterward the public learned by
official announcement that the king had
been ill two days. The fact that his
illness had been concealed from the
public increased the alarm when it
became known.
Weather Causes Trouble «H
Thursday the king had ji busy day.
He . gave' audience to Field Marshal
Lord Kitchener and Premier Asquith
and visited the royal academy. Friday
he gave several audiences, entertained
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Gladstone at
a. farewell luncheon on their departure
for South Africa and visited the theater
in the evening:.
It was noticed, however, that while
his majesty was viewing the pictures
at the royal academy he looked pale
and fatigued, and the members of his
entourage feared this might betoken
a return of the throat and chest
trouble.
The king spent the weekend at San'd
ringham.to combat the threatened at
tack, and returned apparently better,
but the sudden . chang« in the weather
this week \u25a0 was trying on his majesty
and finally compelled him tokvp in
doors.
Confined by Ph.y icians '4
Ho still "attPn«le ? V''O Ptatc Htmines.s,
eluding among otheri' an audience, with"
Whltelaw Reid, Airierican "ambassador,
and with Lord Roberts Tuesday. He
entertained Grand Duke Michael at
luncheon Wednesday.
It was only today that his physi
cians were able to induce the kingr'to
keep his bedroom. The bulletin issued
nt 7:20 o'clock this evening showed that
Sir Richard Douglas Powell had been
called in. He. with tho king's phy
sicians, Sir Francis Laklng and Sir
James Reid, signed the bulletin, which
reads: g|f
"The king is suffering from an at
tack of . bronchitis and has been con
fined to his rooms for two days. Ills
majesty's condition causes some
anxiety."
Invalid Rests Well
The king is in good spirits despite
his illness.jMit Sir Francis Laking and
Sir James Reid will remain in Buck
ingham palace through the night. It
Is said, however, that this is merely
a, precautionary measure. A consulta
tion was held late tonight, but no bul
letin was issued, it being merely re
ported that the king was resting well.
According to the latest report the
king's condition at midnight was more
reassuring.
DIES AT 108; LEAVES
THIRTY DESCENDANTS
Negress, Who Was Slave, Is
Dead, Aged 106 Years
NEW HAVEN. Conn., May 5. — Ber
nard White, the oldest man in Connec
ticut, is dead atihis home here of old
age. He was 10S years old. Five chil
dren, 20 grandchildren and five great
grandchildren survive.
Negress Reaches 106
CHEYENNE. May s.— Mrs. Lucy
Phillips, colored, a former slave, died
at her home here today, aged 106 years.
She was the oldest woman in the state.
MAYOR FINED UNDER
HIS ANTI-SPITTING RULE
Police Obey Executive's Order
and Arrest Him
MEMPHIS, Term., May 6.— Mayor Ed
ward H. .Crump was arrested today,
charged with expectorating on the tiled
floor of the new $2,000,000 courthouse.
Mayor Crump, who. was inaugurated
in January, recently started an anti
spitting crusade, and ordered policemen
to arrest any one expectorating on the
streets : and on i the \u25a0 floors of streetcars
and public buildings. ,>•
" The mayor -was .fined $5, which he
paid. : '
MONEY IN CIRCULATION
IS $34.45/ PER CAPITA
Population Estimated at 90,123,*
000 May 2
"WASHINGTON, May C—Estimating
that the population of thoV. United
States, May 2, was f 00,123,000, 'the
treasury';: figures ; that,: the per capita
ciruclatlon ! of money Jon that date was
$34.45. : . This: is^ a loss f for"; the month
of fApril 'of 42: cents and ris; explained
by" the large -exports : >f; gold*, during
that •; month," /amou nting'-i to ? about ? $ 30,
000.000.v ' The' amount.of .trioney; in cir
culation May 2 \wa5*?3,104;547|273.
KING EDWARD VERY ILL
ALARM GRIPS BRITONS
| King Edtvard, who is confined to his bed ivilh an attack of bronchitis j
FLOUR COMPANY
IS REORGANIZED
Sperry Wrec^raYe/Reduced to
> Five and^JighSalariea "*
Employes Ousted
A reorganization- policy that has
meant a reduction in the personnel of
the boarrj of directors from 11 to a, and
may mean the temporary closing down
of one, or .possibly- 'two, mills, has
taken place in the.- Sperry flour com
pany. Ofiicials of the company state
that the shakcup is in the line of ad
vancement, a centralization of , forces
for a more aggressive business policy.
. The board of directors as it existed
until tho recent election was composed
of Horace Davis, prosident^.Halsey G.
Smith, Horace B. Spcrry,- James M.,Lit
tlehale. D. B. Moody. James : Hpsrg. Wil
liam 11. Crocker, Andrew -W.', Simpson,
Dunning Rideout, C. A. Black, George
B. Sperry. .. • .--,. .. \u25a0\u25a0- • < ,\u25a0, \u25a0 -, / .
The I ; boards. as ;it .exists now com
prises: : Horace Davis, president; W.S.
Goodfellow," William H. Crocker, Dun
ning Rideout,. John H. Rosseter. '....'\u25a0
Stock holders in- the companyvremain
the. same, arid' the reorganization, tho
officials cay, i resulted from, a decision
that the business , could be carried on
to greater advantage with a more com
pact directors' board.' . , : ..
"Three or four men: have been -dis
missed." It' was said; yesterday -by., 'one
of the officials, '"because we have, in
stalled a new- system of. accounting
and so eliminated' the necessity of hav
ing all the old force. We may decide
to closer down one." mill, or . possibly
two of the nine operating" in :the state;
but this will be onlybecause the wheat
crop is not of size : in some
sections to warrant the operation of
mills. ' The. wheat' areas change con
stantly with- the, invasion of^orchards
and vineyards, and frequently we" close
down mills temporarily, or, for all time.
The wheat producing' area, shifts to
other sections, and we' follow " the
wheat." \u25a0' '. - : \u25a0 :' \u25a0\u25a0 ; . .; \u0084
Officials Ousted
[Special Dispatch to The. Call] . , ;
STOCKTON, May, ».--It has been an
nounced by .Ward v M.". Smith, .for three
years manager of 'the Sperry, mills/.that
he had. been discharged' witliout .notice.
He hadibeenr in : .the company's employ
for 35' years. , According to report four
officials receiving^, $400 a' month each,
among 'them .Smith, , have \ been "ousted. !
VACCINATION; FORCED ON
OCEAN LINER PASSENGERS
One Suspected, Case of Smallpox
Affects 2,400
PHILADELPHIA, - May 5.— A jl7 .year
old-immigrant boy suspected of having:
smallpox caused, 2,400 passengers to
be r compulsorily vaccinated* ;on < \u25a0 the
North German .Lloyd steamer Main' last
night and 3 early today. The' Main ar
rived ; yesterday -from Bremen"-^ with
2,365 immigrants and 45 cabin passen
gers. ; : As > the passengers: were [dis
embarking-word % came : that the boy
possibly, had 'smallpox. ; \ . .
• ; Eight. hundreds immigrants) who ~ had
departed -on a Baltimore^and Ohio' spe T
clal train' werei intercepted: and, brought
back/to the: ship during the anight and
175 Mother. now; comers^were} rounded up
in!! the,- streets .'in; the southern of
the^citV'andalso'returnedtto {the Main.'
, K very* one\ had $ toj submit *>to'^vaccin
iitioriirr-including'^'tlie \u25a0?. captain >' of ;* the
shi p ; and "his crew, t£?-i\: ;• r >
-The* quarantines was today. -
THIRTEENTH GUEST
CALLED BY REAPER
Piorieei- Clubworaan One of Fatal
Numfer at Dinner^Pre^S"-*"
Association
Thirteen ! covers Were ; .laid, 1 3 ladies
were served and within half that num
ber'of days, tho thirteenth guest in
vited on April. 26 to participate in a
dinner in honor of President Mrs. Nor
man il. Martin of the Pacific Coast
women's " press association by Mrs.
Laura Y.Pinney, had been claimed by
the grim reaper that superstition has
so inseparably associated with the fig
ure 13. *
News' of the death at Carmel Monday
of, Mrs. Sarah E. Reamer, the thirteenth
diner, was received within seven days
of the affair, and. her funeral was held
on Wednesday at ' the :home of her
daughter, Mrs. O. D. Oliphant of 2711
Elmw6od avenue^ Berkeley.'
On theocasion of the dinner, which
was given. in honor of the retiring
president ; of the women's organization,
consternation seized on the selected as
semblage, and to. circumvent the super
stition and allay the harrowed feelings
of j the guests Mrs. Pinney \u25a0 had her
baby grandson seated and served. But
the fatal combination was effected and
the "charm of childhood was of no avail.
On her return to Carmel Mrs.. Reamer
fell ill,- rupidly sank and expired Mon
day. •
Mrs.; Pinney bad invited to her home,
28^0 Buchanan street, the officers of
the. Pacific" Coast .woman's press associ
ation to grace the dinner which was in
tended to. express appreciation of the
work of the retiring president, Mrs.
Martin. Some^2o ladies -were" asked in
attendance,, but a. few. regrets- were re
ceived. • The resutl was that Mrs. Nor
man' H. Martin, Miss Ina Coolbrith,
Mrs. Ella M. Sexton, Mrs.- S. E. Gardi
ner,. Mrs.- E.G. Lightner, Dr. Minora
Klbbe... Mrs. .Amelia Truesdell, Mrs.
Florence Richmond, Mrs. Florence H.
Miller, Miss McKlm, Mrs. Bes
sie Roaoh,.- Mrs. Laura Y. Pinney and
Mrs. Sarah. Reamer were seated
about the- table.- All unconsciously the
first course proceeded, the notes of- re
grets 'mentioned and. pleasantries ex
changed.-- Then it was discovered that
the accidents, of .chance, had made the
combination; and that 13 , were seated.
Immediately a cover was set for the
baby grandson, \u25a0 more to allay fear of
the superstitious than to admit, the su
perstition. A spirit of uneasiness seized
upon the, diners and . Wednesday they
f oregathered. again beside the bier of
the thirteenth guest, v .
ANTI-RACESUICIDE
\u25a0 PLEA SAVES BIGAMIST
Father of Nine Children Ac-
H quitted Despite His Guilt
-; NEW ORLEANS. May! s.— Joseph
Vauthier was acquitted on the charge
of; bigamy last night after his attor
ney, made" a plea for acquittal on the
ground that the defendant was the
father 'of .nine children. The nine
children .were in court. No /attempt
wa's^rnade \u25a0 to .'controvert " the fact'; that
Vauthior^ had. illegally married, his.sec
ond/wife. Vauthier claimed 1 : that he
was intoxicated. - . j '
f :l\ \ (TcH&WEATHER
YE^TERJDAy-jClear; vest wind; maxi
mhn^kmperalar^.Wdi minimum, 48.
lEORECASffFOR TODAY— Fak; ram.
• /ertJighi nortfr&indt changing to west
"TKIGE FIVE CENTS.
QUAKE KILLS
HUNDREDS
IN COSTA
RICA
At Least 500 Dead and Scores
of Buildings Are Thrown
Down by Awful Shock
CARNEGIE'S PALACE OF
JUSTICE IS IN RUINS
Wife and Children of Central
American Magistrate Are
Among the Killed
TELEGRAPH WIRES DOWN
AND NEWS IS MEAGER
SAN JUAN DEL SUR. Nicaragua.
May 5.— A large part of Cartago,
Costa Rica, was destroyed last
night by a powerful* seismic move
ment. Details are meager, as the tele
graph wires have been leveled be
tween San Jose and Cartago. Tho
operators at the latter place wero
killed.
It is known that at least 500 per
sons are dead and many hundreds in
jured. Scores of buildings wero
thrown down, among them the Palaco
of Justice, erected by Andrew Carnegie,
The wife and children of Doctor Bo
canegra, the Guatemalan magistrate to
the Central American arbitration court,
have been killed. The earthquake con
tinues and panic reigns.
San Jose also has been shaken, soma
the buildings being damaged, but no
deaths are reported there. Somy per*
sons were slightly injured.
also were felt at sevcrat
points in Nicaragua near tho Costa
Rican frontier. Reports reaching hero
state that there is much suffering ia
Cartago.
Comet Not Blamed
SAN JOSE, May s.— Director Wil
liam TT. Campbell of the Lick observ
atory refused to lay the responsibility
for the meteor and earthquake in
Costa Rica to the Halley cornet an<l 1*
positive in his assertion that the two
; phenomena could have no connection.
4# Halley*s comet is more than .>n.«
000,000 miles away from the earth aft
the present time,** he said.
"Meteors of this kind are liable tn
enter the earth's atmosphere at any
time. They have no connection withy
Halley's comet."
A photograph of the comet secured
this morning by Doctor Heber in tho
Curtis showed 18 dejrrees of the tail,
corresponding to a length of 20.f>00,
000 miles. A considerably greater*
length could probably have bee-;
photographed, but IS degrees was tho
full capacity of the instrument.
NEW YORK SYMPHONY
PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED
Damrosch Will Direct Two Con*
certs in Greek Theater
BERKELEY. May 5. — Announcement
of the program for the New Tork
i symphony orchestra which will play in
the Greek theater May 7 and 12 under
the direction of Walter Damrosch was?
made today. The soloists for the musi
cals .which will begin the jubilee week,
are: Mme. Sara Anderson, soprano;
Mroe. Nevada Van der Veer, contralto;
Fred Miller, tenor, and Marcus Keller
man, bass-barytone. The program fol
lows:
Wapaer festival, Saturday eveniag. May 7:
"Taonbauser" —
(•> Overture.
(b) Elizabeth's aria, act II.v; .'-
Mme. Sara Anderson.
(c) "Sony to the EtpiUbs Star."
. Marcus Kellcroaa.
<b) "Elsa'B Dream." act I.
(c) Prelude and Bridal Chorus, act 111.
"Die Meistersinger" —
(a) Prinze sons, act 111.
Reed Miller.
(b) "Dance of the Apprentices.'*
"Die Walkure" —
"Sprinjr Sobs" and finale «f act I.
Mme. Anderson and Mr. Miller.
'"Tristan and Isolde" —
(a) "Love Music" and "Branjrane's Warning."
Mme. Anderson. Mme. Vaa der Veer, Mr. MiHi-r.
<b> "Isolde's Death."
. Symphony concert. Thursday afternoon.
May 12:
Symphony No. 5. E minor, from "The New-
World" Dvtira i
Adagio: allegro molto; largo; seherao; al
legro con fnoco.
"The Two Grenadiers" Scnnmann
Marcus Kellerman.
"Academic Festival - Overture" Brahm*
(Written for the University of Breslau. »
(a) "Moment Mnslcale". ..-. Schubert
(b) "Sptnnlmr 50ng"..... ...Mendt-lssobn
Aria from "Sappho" Council
Mme. Van der Veer.
Scherzo, op. 45 i .....Goldmart;
WOMAN ROPES ROARLV,
RIPSNORTIN' TEXAN
Ties Obstreperous, "Steer" to
Water Plug and Calls Police
PUEBLO. May 5. — Announcing that
he was a "ripsnortin*, roarin' Texas
steer." a man. who gave his name as
John Jones at police headquarters, ter
rorized the women in a residence dis
trict here this afternoon until one of
them, a ranch bred woman, accorded
the obstreperous "steer" proper west
ern treatment by lassoing him with a
clothes. line and tying him ton water;
plug, where he was kept until tho ar
rival of the police.
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