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CALL PERFECTLY" Just the Detailed Information That Vou'H Aecd for the Camping; Trip :? . See The Sunday Call VOLUME CVIIL— NO. 28. INDEPENDENTS TO CUT PRICES OF FISH TRUST Portola Company to Send Its }j: Two Trawlers Out to Sea \u25a0v Next Week Surplus Catch Will Be Donated : to Various Charitable In= stitutions of the City Representatives of Food Com- § s - • bines to Appear in Court :?-. Today THE tugs Bianco and Annie, re built as stea mtrawlers for the vevr Portola fishing company. . \vill begin active competition with the \u25a0 fish trust next week. Joseph Catania, \u25a0 jnanag'er of the company, says he will then proceed to knock out the argu ment advanced in their defense by the Western and Paladiui companies, which hope to escape successful prose cution under the amendment to the \u25a0Cartwright act relating to justifiable " combinations. • The Western's attorney, William M. • Madden, has =aid that the compan3''s \u25a0\u25a0.fcooics show that it is necessary to •divide catches with Paladini and to lay off boats on alternate days in order to ' Eaake a reasonable profit. During the • "past week thp Western and all of the •firnis in the trust have charged the re tajiers $3 a box for the-large "tender ..;..-h)in" soles, $1.75 for the small and $3.50 \u25a0a' box for sand dabs. Prices to Be Cut .• • Catania said yesterday that he ex • pects to make a reasonable profit with sand dabs and lar^e soles at $2 and the ismallex at about $1.30 for a 70 pound \box. He bases this price on an esti ; 'mate of expenses and the probable .•"catch. There will be a captain, engi ineer and three iis=hers to each of the \u25a0'•tUJgB, which are equipped as oil burn .'.•• A ber»h jins \ieen secured by the In • oeperiUtuL* ifom ihe liarbor cbmftltSsloS . ct the bulkhead between the Vallejo \u25a0;istr*?pt and Broa<l\vajr wharves. : • Instead of sending unsold fish to the •;glue. works tlie new company will in / vite-( heritable societies and asylums to \u25a0'_ help themselves. .. The food trusts will lie in court this jmoj-ning. the vegetable men to plead '\u25a0• £:\u25a0><! the hsh men to fight their indict *,.Suents. ••. The demurrers filed with Judge Con : ley last week by the trust, aimed at the act, will be of state lnter > cst. The only decision so far rendered \u25a0;%y the upper courts, that of Justice \ Jiart in the Sacramento naeat trust \u25a0 case, affects only the original act and v&iot its amendments. Madden attacks . the clause added to the law by which •labor unions are declared not to be . \u25a0.combinations in restraint of trade with .Jn the meaning of the law. This, he \u25a0fjKserts, 18 an unequal application of ; Justice and brings the entire act Into conflict with the fourteenth amendment Jlothe federal constitution. If neces ••^ary, he save, he will carry the point fcefore the United States supreme court. Brennan Confident Assistant District Attorney James *33rennan «a!<l yesterday that he did not • expect to have much difficulty in prov -i.he the legality of the a.ntl-trust law. "The main argument of the defense," *ald Brennan. "relates to exempting la ; X>or unions. But if our courts take the j view of the supreme court of Texas ' they will hold that labor is not a com- Toodity in the sense natural products \u2666^are. This disposes of. the constitu- tional point. •'\u25a0 "The amendment to the law allowing producers to combine when necessary l« secure reasonable profits does not BfCect the pleadings. It may afford a jtf^sslble defense later, but can not be brought into the argument at this DARTSMOUTH MAN TO JOIN STANFORD FORCE .prof. A. A. Young Appointed \u25a0.I; Member of Faculty \\Spccial Dizpatch to The Call] -STANFORD UNIVERSITY, June 27.— P.ref.. G. A. Clark, the presldenfs'sec j-etary, issued today the official an nouncement of the new appointments, £«' passed in. the meeting of the board of trustees last week. •Warren M. Parsons, assistant pro fessor of economics in Dartsmouth col- Ifjre. has been appointed acting assist ant, professor of economics here dur ing- the absence of Prof. A. A. Young. Professor Persons is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Dr. (M. I* Ruskin of Washington university. St_ Louis, has been ap pointed instructor of anatomy in the department of medicine for the aca demic year T9lO-1911. Doctor Ruskin is a graduate of the University of Missouri and of Washington university. HALF HOLIDAY GIVEN ,-' GOVERNMENT EMPLOYES June 27. — Orders were re ceivea at Mare island today authoriz ing regular half holidays for employes of the government on Saturdays dur ing August, July and Setpember. Ex aminations will be held at Mare island Siext month to establish an eligible list from which vacancies in the future will Jje filled. I The San Francisco Call. Cuban Congressman Attempts to Kill Political Enemy [Special Cable to ' The Call] HAVANA, June 27. — Just be fore the house of representatives opened this afternoon Congress- man Manuel Lores of . Santiago province approached Antonio San Miguel, congressman from Pinar del Rio province, in the chamber. Amicably enough Lores said to Han Miguel, who is the owner and editor of- the Luchu, the , most influential newspaper in Cuba: "Hello, Han Miguel, 1 am glad < to see you here." • Before San < Miguel, a Spaniard by birth and a 1 naturalized Cuban, could reply, •\u25a0 Lores whipped a revolver from < his pocket and shot at him. Quick . as Ixorcs was. General Cullozo, < a congressman, was quicker. He • threw himself on Lores and ' spoiled his aim. The bullet j missed Pan Miguel, but sped j very close to the head of Gonza- . ; J les La Musa, leader of the minor- J it» In the house. In a turmoil \ ol excitement Lores was dis- » ] armed and his friends hurried J him away. ! The attack on San Miguel is said to be the result of a duel being called oft which had been arranged between San Miguel and Senor Moleon, qne of \he sup porters of Lores in the house. The seconds arranged the quarrel and the principals did. not meet, an outcome which displeased Senor Lores. VATICAN DEMANDS CHANGE IN SPAIN Note Insists on Withdrawal of Decree Before Revision of Concordat MADRID. June 27.— The Vatican's lat est note to the Spanish government is regarded as practically an ultimatum. It insists on the withdrawal of "the decree of June lias a condition prece dent to the continuation of the negotia tions over the revision of the con cordat; . • - Th<? rf-pu«iiit".'vu3 :n.«! rmllciilrs 'aiv or ganizing throughout Spain counter manifestations againsi tiji? Catholic agi tation. Man Killed in Riot BILBAO, Spain, June 27. — Ilcpublicans who were making an anti-Catholic demonstration entered the Carlist club rooms today and rioting followed. The police intervened, but before the fight was stopped one man had been killed and many others injured. Shooting Outside Church SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, June 27. — A religious riot occurred before the quarters of the Basque club today and shots were exchanged. Municipal' guards charged the disturbers, killing one man and wounding seven others. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHOXfi KEARXY Stt TUESDAY. JUNE 28, 1310 EDITORIAL See that it is "made in California." I':: R - C 4 Roosevelt ought to eorue to CalKornia. Pas e 4 Diaz acaiu <-]cnts himself as ruler of Mexico. - i> ase4 What the state thinks of republican com mittee. *»age 4 POLITICAL Edwin T. McMurrny out for state senate, fur ther complicating peculiar situation. • Face 3 CITY Grandchildren ask court to appoint guardian for Mrs. Henrietta Hug. . Page 18 Independents expect to cut fish trust prices and make profit besides. Page 1 Odd fellows dedicate their • new hall at Sev enth and Market streets. Page 18 First battalion. Thirtieth iufaulry. to have final test at targets ' loday.':" ' Page 5 Young businessman jailed for kiting checks without funds to m^et them. t'uxc IS Federal grand jury begins, investigation of bribery charge against C. P. Snell. Page a SUBURBAN Alameda connty supervisors withhold f 45,000 due on jail contract. • Page 7 Native Sons to give benefit theater party, «t Orpbeum In Oakland. Pace 0 Oakland ruan accuses wjfc of attempting to lead daughter to ruin. * - ruizc « nou&e parties given by matrons of smart set, who entertain city folk. Fuse tf EASTERN . Three boy burglars "rob eight homes and hide loot in coal mine. • . Page 8 Taft wnds letter to Phil Teller praising "Red" Hayes and then recalls it. Pace 1 Insurgent, after talking politics with Roose ' Telt, says colonel "In In fighting trim Pajje 1 FOREIGN , Vatican Ueuwnds vviUidrawal of Spanish de-. I cree before revision of . concordat. ,' Page l | SPORTS Jim Jeffries expresses himself as satisfied with his present condition. Page 12 ; Attorney General Webb says 10 "round southern ; fights are not illegal. Pace 13 Veterans predict taat Jeffries-Johnson fljrht will be last big battle. Page xz Tex ifkk&rd insists that principals name sec ond referee for big fight. Pajge 10 j Seals open series with Oakland -today for. nine games on home grounds.] _ Pajf e 13 John F. : Sheridan, dean of major league : um pires, * surprises by resignation. Page 13 MARINE": Log i raft arrives from' Astoria minus bunch of j plJps i'^t off Point Kcj-es. - Page 17 ; labor; / Secretary of brewers' :;'. union ; denies , that ' Los Augeles members are absadonic^ *u.}f. \u25a0 Page 5 SAN ER^ PRESIDENT TAFT RECALLS LETTER PRAISING HAYES Wrote to Phil Teller, Urging Congressman's Re=election, but Heeds Protests Epistle Lauded "Red" for Lining Up Insurgents in Support of Administration [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, June 27.— Intense ex citement*, among the Calif ornians has been caused-'by a strong letter from President Taft to Chairman Phil Teller of the California republican committee praising Congressman Hayes and sug gesting that Hayes should be re-elected. As soon as some of Hayes* political enemies heard of this. today they lodged a protest at the White House, which resulted in a telegram from the presi dent to Teller recalling the letter. The president became convinced that the letter was a political mistake, though he did not change his mind at all re garding Hayes. It is understood that Hayes induced the president to write- the letter sev eral" weeks ago. It praised Hayes for his valuable assistance inclining up the insurgents at critical times in behalf of the administration in spite of the fight among the house members. Taft spoke of Hayes' uniform fairness and said he had always' shown "himself > a good republican.' It is said he wound up his letter by expressing the hope, that the republicans of California would return Hayes to congress. The news that Taft had sent this to Teller leaked out and a hurried pro test was made. The president was asked to rfconsider the letter on the ground that factional fights in California might made it unforunate. . TJiey suggested also that the other California congressmen would feel slighted. The president accordingly telegraphed Teller recalling his letter. Now the tongues are wagging faster than ever." ' \u25a0 $25 ; 000 WELCH ESTATE T?>! AL BEGUN IN First Hearing-. Before Jury Ended in Disagreement [Special Dupatch to The Call] SANTA CRUZ, June 27.— Before Judge M. T. Dooling of San Benito county the hearing of the $25,000 ..We1ch case, without a jury,' began today in the superior court. The case was tried before Superior Judge Smith and a jury some time ago, but the jury disagreed. At the first trial John Welch of Watsonville clulmed that - when his wife, Anna Welch, died the, ?25, 000 in cas,h found in ; one of her trunks was community property and he had invested a part of it in real estate. He. -was -made defendant in a suit to recover . the money by Miss Annie O'Connell, a daughter, and the special administrator of the estate, representing various relatives of the dead woman. > The plaintiffs declare the $25,000 be longed solely to Mrs. Welch, and that its existence was not known by the husband until it was discovered. There is a strong array of , legal talent and a bitter light in on. $250,000 TO BE SPENT I,N RIVER IMPROVEMENTS $30,000 Provided by Congress to Dredge Channel [Special Dispatch to The Call] STOCKTON, June 27.- — The adoption of the rivers and harbor bill by con gress means that -$250,000 will- be ex pended by the government in widening anc'. deepening the San Joaquin river from Stockton to the sea and that $30,000 will be expended in dredging Stockton channel. The money was , provided with the understanding that Stockton, would guarantee the rights of way- for' the cutoffs at Rough and Ready Island and at Whisky slough, w,hich' has been done. . The $30,000 for dredging the channel will- be expended this year, * as the waterway must be kept navigable. The $250,000, of ; which $100,000 is available at present, will be used in dredging the channel to a depth of, nine' feet. The right of way.mustrbe 20,0 feet in" order to enable the- government, should it later so decide," to "carry sout5 out the "15 feet of water from Stockton to the 6CA" plan. , . \u25a0 \u25a0 MINE OWNERS ACCUSED , OF DODGING TAXES Controller Nye Authorizes Suits to Recover $14,000 [Special Dispatch to The Call] . \u25a0 SACRAMENTO, June 27.— State Con troller Nye has authorized Attorney General Webb to bring suits against the Rawhide and \u25a0 App ; gold: mining companies of - Tuolumne \u25a0 county to se cure ? 14,000 V delinquent 1 taxes said to be due to the state. The owner :of these mines is Captain" A;, y; Nevills of •'Fresno,' one; of 'the "most prominent mine owners ; in : the -state. The two mines In- question ; have -been dodging the* payment of taxes for, sev eral years, : Nye » says. . '.' ; GLIDDEN TOURING CARS r* ALL REACH OMAHA OMAHA.Neb., -June 27.— Dal ilewis-o'f the pathfinder for the Gliddcn "tour, ar rived in" Omaha atts:3o 'o'clock:: this evening 'and; was followed; at intervals until- 8:30 by the ' 22:; contesting < cars; The 2 4 2. .mi1es from Kansas i City. ; were madeoverthe worst of dusty, roads, but no accident, of importance;* marredt the journey. -. The tourists* have .'covered 2,294 miles thus farjand have 357 miles yet to >go.VPathflnder » Lewis said- to night; that thisjycar,'srt6ur|hadibeen ; the hardest ;of ;any fjretYattempted. \u25a0 ', ' WAR SECRETARY TO TREAT ALL SHIPS ALIKE Promises Equal Treatment for Competitors With Pacific Mail Company Conference Will Be Held With Local Men Who Planned Independent Line While emphatically, maintaining that the government was : ready to give to all. bona fide competing: steamship com panies tlio same treatment, according equal privileges to -v every one, .Secre tary, of War J.M. Dickinson, who ar rived in San Francisco »last night on his way to , the orient, refused to ex plain the monopoly of the Pacific Mall steamship company on the Pacific coast, saying that he had no intention of en tering into a controversy on that sub ject. He and his*, party registered at the Palace hotel. . "The correspondence between myself and the firm of^Bates &. Chesebrough. which intended to put in a; line, of steamships to compete with the, Pacific Mail," he said, "is in Washington and open to .those who are 'interested in ihe matter. tin's' correspond ence I do not care to discuss the mat ter noi- to enter into a controversy at tins time. Promise of \u25a0 Equality " "I have a letter from Bates & Chese borough, asking me to meet them and talk over the situation before I leave, and I woll do so gladly., But I repeat now my. former"- declaration — that the government is ready to. treat all com peting lines equally. ;It will give each the same price of coal, the same free wharfage and an equal, basis of space.' "This policy of absolute equality, in augurated by President 'Taft when he was secretary, of: war, is still in force. The situation is simple for those who want to understand it." "\u25a0 Little- is expected to result from the meeting of the secretary and Bates and :Chesepo.roiigh, as, at the best, the former will have but a brief time' to Sive them this morning and his state 'nients^lf»sV-n,riiht'"innMe^'-jtVf,vi«Jeni^thaV he was of the" same miii.l as when the negotiations between the shipping firm and himself were brought to! a sudden termination.- ... Little Hope of Change r Further than the \ generic-, statement he refused. to discuss, the 'case and in the face -of his attitude :what little hope there existed that his A^isit here might result in the birth/of a compet itor to the Pacific Mail was eliminated. In speaking of the army the secre tary commented ' on the shortage of officers, saying that he had noticed that in many instances companies were be ing commanded by sergeants. He out lined the economic policies of the war department for the last year, saying that within that time there had been a decrease of $10,000,000 in military expenditures. - ' . *i The secretary was : accompanied by Mrs.' Dickinson; hisjson, J V M. Dickinson Jr.; William •: U. Granberry of Nash ville, Term., the other members of his party, Captain and Mrs. Lars Anderson and General and Mrs. Clarence>Edwards and Miss Edwards, having arrived the day before. . Auto Trip for Women "»\u25a0 The women in the party will be the guests this morning of Mrs. A. 11. Voor hies.'-who^will take them for an auto mobile ride around the city. Secretary Dickinson will make a fly ing, trip through the Presidio., The entire party will embark, on the Siberia at noon. The secretary was met by Major ; General Barry, Colonel John' Lundeen, Captain Robert C. Davis, Colonel yon Schreider, Captain Frank A. Fergurson, Captain Chappelear and General Clarence Edwards. NEW PASTORS ASSIGNED BY- UNITED BRETHREN Delegates to .Conference, Pay Debt on Building STOCKTON, June 27.— The forty-fifth annual \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"; conference of- the .United Brethren ; church i* was - concluded last night with the dedication of the hew church building at the corner of Wash ington and Stanislaus streets. At the ] session Bishop Bell of Los Angeles announced that the building "represented .an outlay" of 53,800, ' and ~ that , there was : a debt of $1,400. ; He_.called " for voluntary /sub scriptions, and before the day was over the entire; $1,400; was subscribed. 'Pastors .were assigned for the'ensu ing year as follows: >'\u25a0;\u25a0 \u25a0 ' Chico, N.- J.: ' Crawford; : iHirham. William Thompson ; J. Esparto.. T. H. Dodd; Grlrtlev. R. Fisher; Herman,^ 1 H. 'Lohr;,: Los Anpeles, 'First, to . be : supplied?. 1 Los,- Augeles,",' Second,*,' J. = r>. Pnrks ; ; - Los Angeles. /OttprbHn. ~J. I M. v Frame ; Oakland.* ll. JH.'Haller; ? Reedlo.jyi to be suppllej; Klverdale.V J. '•. ShPrrlll.> S.-. Miller • assistant; ' RJr frslde,': R. 'M.^Zuck;; Sacramento. : L.^Harter; San Diej.'!.'.!!." Uallagher;:iSelnia.v.Willlam Cleaver; Stocfcton. iL.J S. • Woodruff :" The I Palms - G *H Smith ; Whlttier." J:? L. Rldgewaj- ; W'oodhridge, t()- be supplied ; ! Redman I to ' be supplied ;" district superintendent.. H..H.HaUer.:. , - - - 1,740 ACRES OF GRAIN DEST ROYED BY FIRE ; ' STOCKTON, s June / 27.— Fire, whicl^ started from sparks fr6.m r an*engine this afternoon, ran .through; the barley; fields of ' Union": island,^ in tt the? southwestern section iof j San Jqatiuin" county, apd burned \ I,74o l acres}? of '(\u25a0 grain > that irah from E4o; bushels Hoi thet acre. ; -\u25a0 '; - \u25a0 ".^"change; in i the ; wind< drove"; the^nre to^the river bank arid -stopped .the de struction^; \u25a0'.:\u25a0:\u25a0 :^vf----:./^'' P r '-:: \u25a0-' ' -.-\u25a0". v:p '^VMostiiof • the! grain (burned \ was;6n\the' jWillianisland -Bixler s ;;lands, which/are rented.; The ;losstis\flgured* at's6(M)oO,' air^coveredjby^irisurance.y; -; <l, : , . ;.. EMBEZZLER HAS DEBTS MYSTERY ABOUT MONEY •- — : 1 ; ; • — : . — — : : : ». Leland H. Barnard, cashier of Sperry flour company; tvho admits I - v - peculations.' J BARNARD REFUSES TO TALK OF CASH Flour Company's Employe Says "The Money s Gone" and I ; Declines to Explain^- j "• " r-\u25a0 '.. ' '. • t: 'iTZ ~" ,'.' :• . ' ': [Special Dispatch to -The Call] / • .OAKLAND, i June *27.— 7N0' plausible explanation has^come to the' police" of, the t methods ";by t which- Leland .H.^Bar^ nard,- the young ; cashier; of the. Oak land* branch of J the -Sperry r fl6ur ' cbrhf pany, parted with"?33,ooo! which.he stole \u25a0 from .his employers -^during a'peri.odiOf two years by falsifying?. his daily .ac counts' and' tampering with : the, office adding r machine in- , making outVhis monthly ledger .rr^rts so that the con- tinuous pecula.^,4^ riiight be concealed from the heads vi, the concern' in' San Francisco. .\u25a0 ' -."._, \u25a0 , '.\u25a0. \u25a0', '. ._ -. - - C^r- Barnard: was arrested last. night' at hishome. 6675 Duncan street, Berkeley; He told m'eagerly "of. his embezzle ment ,late last night 'when, in 'nervous excitement? , This, morning-he conferred for.; an; hour -'with fhisi attorney, iJohn^ J.' Allen, and then ' Calmly put the police aside when . they f pressed _ v him . for ., an] explanation of his disposal of his stolen \u25a0 fortune.- . ;. .\u25a0;'./:\u25a0- 1 '-\u25a0 *' '• ! "The moneys gone, and ..what's ; th« use of talking' about- it?",", the "cashier! replied^ nonchalantly ito.Captain -of De tectives- Petersen, - when- that' official; showed ,him" .trie 'discrepancies, in i- his explanation., » • ; i . ...,..-. . \u0084 ,;.,.. ._'\u25a0• » \u25a0 V- \u25a0"•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0,-\u25a0' " • Mortgages; Cover Property , Barnard ] « had U said 'that ' Vhe , bought' .property, with his* gains, o To prove 'his^ assertion, he gave' tha Red Cow Inn, a saloon 1 at -' Twenty-third and^ " Misaio'h streets, San Francisco;' a barber shop iii ".the same' city, f and- a restaurant- and cigar stand^at ; Second street and Broad way, \u25a0.Oakland,! as , his tain : Petersen- ascertained :f: f that - Bar niard was indeed 'credited" with' r owner-i ship '". of ; these^business^ places ; , but > a' brief . - investigation * proved '? ' also • that' every ;one was mortgaged for* its* full l value. :. ."\u25a0 -/.- " '\u25a0 •;•'.,.''•:.-.,. •' .' , .^ • Barnard .could, have, purchased those properties almost without' any outlay. While he "mayf have : put . $5,000 at- the most into these deals at the outset, he I plunged . ; heavily into debt in the two i years that" he? was an office thief, and l I the;' police say that they have no rea- I spn ; , -to -believe -that a sixth ?of -~ the I young man's; ill gotten gains went into \u25a0 tltese, ventures. 'Moreover, Barnard, it i is learned, owes money in a multitude i of places. .Yet he merely, smiles meekly .when the " . police tell j him , what they; know, and dismisses their queries with-; out . explanation.; -" His -employers and the sleuths 'are air anxious 'to" know is- concealing.. - . JNo-Signs of =Dual;Life '*' The*, natural • suspicion ;--. was .jthat^ a giddy, night. Uncaused' the defalcations,' \u25a0but'theTpoiice soon -found J their* pursuit fruitless, for no "clandestine^household, nb :^suggestion f * of \ revel ries's in? thejften derloin,": could'. b"e^ found/ vfA'nd<Barnard's Jiome f at 'I Berkeley :i Cwa&;nbtHtie fobject tp : ' T^HE WEATHER YE^feIffiAY— Clear; vest T»inA; maximum "^Qempgature 64, minimum temperature 50. JEQtfECAST FOR some what warmer; light north wind changing to }brisk west wind. of his lavish spending.. Sometimes his TeJsftsse-5 t'>ld liim "that hu , seemed to be living- more luxuriously than his sal ary would warrant, but the cashier .would "reply". that his outside .business brought- him : returns. "When the em bezzler went: 01^ automobile rides his companions \ were nis wife ; and boy, their only child. His home life seemed commendable : and . the police seeking evidence -of dual living have found nothing.. c Chester A. Parker, manager of the Sperry company's Oakland office, had little' opportunity to prevent defalca tions. .Barnard was ; hired- by the San 'Francisco < headquarters;- he was paid $100 a month, and though he handled all ;the collections of this county, he -was-not .required to give a bond. Adding Machine Fixed The cashier made out daily reports to' Parker, who fulfiiied his duty if he .found' the -'cash for 'the day and the cashier's report balanced. For more than two .years the officials have not audited, the Oakland books, and it will take several, days. for the experts who w.ere: put ;to' work this morning to com .plete their labors. 1 It- is thought, how ever, : that • the Speculations of ' the last •twoyears will show aloss of at least ."$33,000. " , ' i»_t Much.; of - the stealing in that time was concealed,* according to Manager Parker, ,by Barnard's manipulation of the adding. J machine. "With unusual mechanical, skill he made the contriv ance his accomplice. - Putting down ac curate 1 entries, he could tamper with the mechanismf so; that. the total would be $l,ooo*less*"than. "the "accurate . amount. v Th»-, $i; 000 i represented ; virtually the amount •of? Barnard's \u25a0•\u25a0 extractions from th« icashveachimonth. Father "Losing His-Sight }^The' San ''Francisco. office' of the Sperry cqmpanythas' taken- charge of the case, jput* expert* ioiitthe books and employed .detectives on «the outside./ Their next move will tbe made in^ a i few days after a * conference y with \u25a0"; the embezzler's father,rthelEureka capitalist, who will be_ here ; tomorrow or the next day. It is 'thought that" the 'family. -will make good' the t loss v to save the son from prison. I.';1 .'; : . • \u25a0 ; .- •Barnard's > father, who has been ap prised'of his son's disgrace and arrest, is*- in a. precarious plight. . The aged capitalist Is losing Ihis sight, and this last f affliction-in his declining days may extinguish forever the light from his eyes; t \u25a0 • \u25a0 < . \u0084 Promise to Make Good So" far. Barnard "has had lonely hours in the Jail. , His brother, Loyal Bar nard, was, save his attorney, the only outside visitor. Loyal told Superin tendent of Police Wilson that he would pledge r-the family to make good Le land's .thef ts. .JThen ; Loyal went into the jail \u2666to talk with Leland, = and the accused * young man showed- his first emotion* sincje , he was taken ; from' his wife's side last night by the police. He broke^ddwn. V - • : Loyal -, and •; Leland worked \ together for Stocker & Holland, the abs tracters, for, a* short ;time after, the big fire. At that r time, f as just before! his exposure, the^caahier had a reputation for. steady demeanor," and'he. was recommended by the : abstracters " as, a": reliable employe. Even; then •; Loyal- Barnard ,and ,a: cousin named: Shubert,; also, a"? searcher, were called "on i often 1 by -their,; married rela tives vto- help j his •: family .= out of finan cial difficulties. . , i "Leland * Barnard ..will Ibe -held lln jail Fperry- company decides upon action-^Experts "have: examined >. his ac counts;only for, this year, 1 but have veri fied Uhefts t amounting i;to $10,000. jßar- t nard | haslsaid ' that *he I stole * ; twice that amount » last : year r PRICE FIVE CENTS. ROOSEVELT DISCUSSES POLITICS La Follette, After Conference, Says Former President Is in "Fighting Trim" SAGAMORE HILL TO BE STORMED BY INSURGENTS Radical Senator Declares That Colonel Is ihc "Greatest Living American" REPORT OF OPERATION ON THROAT IS FALSE OYSTER BAY, N. V., June 27.— Robert M. La Follctte, United States senator from Wisconsin and the father of republican insurg ency, spent two hours this afternoon, talking politics with Theodore Roose velt. He left Oyster Bay wearing a broad smile. Senator Burke of Nebraska, another insurgent, is coming to Sagamore Hill after Roosevelt returns from Boston. He, too, will talk politics. Representative Madison of Kansas, irreconcilable insurgent and, as a member of the Ballinger-Pinchot con gressional investigating committee, an ardent defender of Gifford Pinchot, will be at Sagamore Hill, probably late this week. tHIs them© will be politics. Within -the last few days Roosevelt has talked politics with Gifford Pinchot and his ally, James It. Garfleld. With La Follette was G. E. Koe, a new York lawyer, -who "was formerly his law partner. The senator declined to talk before he saw Roosevelt, but when he returned he was smilinsr his most expansive, persuasive smile. "It's all right. boys,7 he cried jovially, "tl\«* coioael saya I may talk with you. Politics Discussed "Did we talk politics?" he replied to the first question. "We did. "We talked of the -legislation of the present ses sion of congress from the attitude of those members' of the republican party whom the newspapers are pleased to call insurgents." "Can you go into details?" "No. I prefer that they come from Sagamore Hill. I am very much pleased with the result of my -visit with Colonel Roosevelt, very much pleased, indeed." The senator paused for a moment and said impressively: "I want to tell you that Colonel Roosevelt is the greatest living Ameri can, and," he added slowly and signif icantly, "he is in fighting trim/* - Later the colonel received the inter viewer?, who told him what La Follette said about him. The colonel smiled. "I think there is nothing that I can add to what the senator has said,** ho commented. Senator Not Summoned The colonel made it clear that h<* had not "summoned" La Follette. La Fol lette and Senator Burkett and Repre sentative Madison, he said, all had wired him, asking if they might come to Sag amore Hill. Although he telegraphed for the three insurgents to come, only La Folletts received the reply In time to reach here today. The others he expects soon. The colonel has agreed to apeak be fore the Milwaukee press club on his western tour, which begins the last of August. He will speak to the Knights of Columbus of Peoria, lIL, on October 12, and will speak in Atlanta, Ga., on "Uncle Remus" day, October IT. Roosevelt was asked about the re port that, an operation on his throat was to have been performed this mom- Ing. **Th« first " I heard of It," he «aid. "was when Senator La Folletts arrived here and told ma he had read that report. I have never even heard of tha doctor who it was said wa« to perform that operation. There is nothing wrong with my throat." • Reports .-Denied NEW YORK, June"; 27- — Report* that an operation,is to be performed on the throat of Roosevelt were denied today by Dr.' W. F. Chappell, who was iaid to have made an engagement to attend the coloneL Not to Visit Denver DENVER,' June 27.— Governor . Shaf roth today received a letter from Theo dore Roosevelt"; saying that" th« latter would; be unable to visit Denver this fa 11..: Roosevelt lor Leader CHICAGO. June 27.— United States Senator Jonathan Bourne Jr. of Ore gon, who. was in Chicago on his way to speak at Peoria on the Oregon plan o£ electing United States^ senators, taid today that he hoped j Roosevelt would take "the leadership ' in the advocacy, of general adoption of popular govern ment, by which I mean direct account ability of all. public servants to party and . general electorates than to • Ir r*» sponslWe political machines."