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"The Landlubber's War ship."
The naval militia sets sail to
nighL Read the interesting ar- t [
tide in The Sunday Call to
State Mineralogist Declares
That Several Companies Are
Fleecing the Public
General Denial of Charges Made
With Suggestion of Per=
sonal Animosity
Operations of Concerns :nd
Methods of Using Profits
Are Described
LEWIS i:. AUBUnY, the state min
eralogist, issued yesterday a
statement condemning the prac
tices of J. E. Korr. promoter of. bond,
mining and oil companies. Kerr, wno
lias offices in the Monaxlnock building,
!ias iyco.n connected at various times
\u25a0with. the, Illinois oil bond company, cap
italized at $2,000,000; tho Paxton gold
bond oil company, capitalized at.5300,
000; the 'Wisconsin gold bond oil com
pany, capitalized at $l.M>n.QQf»; the Inde
pendent oil company, capitalized at
(100.000; the American Duchess oil com
pany, capitalized at $2,000,000; the De
benture surety company, several min
ing companies operating in Oregon, Ne
vada and California, and he is at pres
ent engaged In promoting the High
Gravity united oil company, capitalized
at ?-.OOMOO, with holdings near lialf-
Genera! Denial of Charges
Ktt replied last evening with a gen
oja4 denial of Aubury's charges and de
clared, that tl*ey were inspired by per
-or.al animosty.
Auburj- has made an investigation
into the affairs of several companies
which, lie asserts, arc fleecing the pub
!i<\ ,jjf their promoters he says:
Tlirrr In not «nr clianort n a million
«if xc<rtt\ rrlnK « rrol from these faker*
and there f« only (he Katlsfat-tion of
plscinsr thrin behind thr bnr*. but tliU
raur«r rruinini* for the person who bam
been »Minrfl«»il and Ik one Tihich in
hurdly rvera«lni»««s.
Operations Described
A f tor dcseribhi %A U-e,f^raiN?.n*sJ , 'the
various concerns, Aubury proceeds:
"The Debenture surety company was
incorporated late in 1502 and the stock
.vrems to have been held entirely in
Kcrr's office, tlie incorporators being all
his <ler"?ndentK or olofo .is^ociates. This
cnnipanV was supposed to act as fiscal
asei;t for the other cumpanies — that is.
',0 icil'tbelr stork at a commission, t!ie
•in\ I «estigation' featuros on which their
printed mattpr dwelt being enti'ply
"The receipts of this company were,
of <-ours<\ all velvet and were paid out
to himself (Kerr) in the form of divi
dends, those dividends being used to
- - x . . *- j *
promote the sales of stock in the other
Confusion in Statements
"T)\* advertisements of all were so
artfully confused that \u25a0without any,
direct niisstateitients -the reader would
lie l^d to believe that the dividends
advertised were the profits of' actual
operations' and that such profits were
b^ing or wo aid be shared by the other
< ompsni*?. while as ;; matter of fact
• • ...
they proceeded solely from the sale
ct valueless stnrk.
"This gamo having finally* been
worked to its limit in 1905 aft<»r paying
dividends regularly for many months
Kerr advertised surety stock for sale at
J.i for a $1 phare.and appears to have
rold it out* completely. At any rate it
Ktopp^d paying divi<ionds and did not
oonFidpr it worth -while to keep up its
ptatr license tax."
rßonrcnox ok oik wki,i,s
Kcrr's oil companies drilled largely
5n San Mateo county. Of these opera
lions Aubury says:
"The total production from the San
Mateo wells (mostly from the two old
wells already on the lease) between
'.;Iyie, 1907. and .September, ISO?, was
ll».t> r>ar,rels, or an average of ] 3-10
"Tiarrels par da,v, or an "average or 14
gallons per day. -per well. Figures arc
lacking for Other dat«*s. but as the
lease ivas undoubtedly b^ing pumped
ia its capacity during this time it given
:< sufficient estimate of its possibilities.
"To pr<>t tills* amount of production
*ix holesTwere drilled, with an ag^re
gatp depth <if s <»,400 feet. This, added
to: the l.\oo feot drilled by th<» Paxton
in Ventura, represents the total oper
ations, of sov«»n companies with an ag
gr*>gate capital of $7,100,000 an an op
orating period of over four years.
Alarblehead to Remain Over
Night in Humboldt Bay
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Cell)
EI'JIEKA. July l.~ finvcrnor J. N.
Gillrtt today advised the fourth of July
committee <liat lie had instructed Cap
tain Bauer to bring the naval militia
training ship Marblehead Into port Sun
flay afternoon, jo rpmain here until
MondSy pyeninp. It was originally
planned for the local detachment of
militia to mert "the Marblehead outside
the* entrance, on the lug Ranker that
tlie v^jajre to^iorthern points might be
continued without "delay.
The San Francisco Call.
Golf, Shooting, Tennis, Garden
Party and Ball Planned
for Guests
OAKLAND, July 1. — The Claremont
country club will be the center of
pleasure Monday, when, according to
the old established custom, the holi
day is celebrated by the members and
friends who remain in town during
the midscason. The rhorning hours of
the men will t»e given up to out of
door sports, golf and shooting and.ten
nis, with a handsome silver trophy for
the victors.
A garden party in the afternoon
with a band concert and Japanese lan
terns and oriental umbrellas on the
broad lawn will be given for the pleas
ure of the»womcn members.
A large number of hosts and host
esses have arranged luncheon parties,
and many more have invited guests
for the elaborate dinner which will
precede the fourth of July ball. In
honor of Miss Marion Stone and Miss
Harriet Stone, Jack Neville will give
a dinner for a coterie of the younger
At a simple service in Trinity Epis
copal church the marriage of James O.
Lewis and Miss Hazel McPike will be
solemnized July 3, and after a honey
moon in the southern part of the state
the young couple will establish their
home In Santa Maria, where the bride
groom is connected with a large oil
company. Miss McPike will be attend
ed by her cousin. Miss Alice Lenne. as
maid of honor, her cousins, Alice-Dal
ziel and Eulila Lutz, acting as flower
girls. Arthur Hunger will assist Lewis
as best man. The* users will be Albert
Elliott _and Al Groggin. Rev. Clifton
Macon. rector of the church, will read
the marriage service in the presence
of a few clo.«e friends. Miss McPike
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. True Van Sicklen have
returned from their wedding journey
and are established in their apartments
at the Maryland. Before the ceremony
of a foi^night ago, which made her
the bride of the Oakland businessman,
Mrs. Van Sieklen was Miss Ruby, New
som', an attractive girl of the younger
set. As a young matron she will be
considerably feted during the early fall.
A party of bay city folk, including
Mr. and Mrs. Warran Olney, Miss Ol
ney.'Miss Mary Williams and Mrs. R.
A. Wellman, are spending the midsum
mer at Tahoe, expecting to remain there
until late in August. .
After an extended tour of the At
lantic coast and abroad Miss Ethel
Valentine is expected to arrive in- Cali
fornia shortly, and she will be wel
comed cordially by the smart set. Dur
ing the last few years Miss Valentine
has spent but little time on the coast,
preferring to travel or remain for.' study
in the T large centers of learning.
W. M. 'Hart and Mrs. H?rt will re
turn to California -next, month after a
foreign sojourn of a year. or more. Prof.
Carl Plehn, and >irp.- Plehri are also
homeward bound after a tour of many
months in the old world.
Miss Irene Bangs, the fiancee of Aid
rich Barton, left' today for St. Helena,
where she will spend a few weeks as
the house guest of Mrs. Remi Chabot
at Remi villa.
Mr. and Mrs. William 11. Chickering,
Miss Martha Chickering and Miss Juliet
Perrin are spending a few days in New
York before sailing for Europe, where
they plan to travel for a number of
Extrnslons of fuH oil market. Page 4
Tbc caso of the automobile. Pace 4
Flaprant oas<» of election bribery. Pace 4
Now states with a proat futurr. Pace 4
Wby Eiamin^r and Chronicle rrjoio*. Pace 4
Geary Mreet bonds good inTCStment Paa~e 4
r).»Mii»- <joe rommitter of 3<» names candidates
for :5."i rcßixSered rotors. . Pace 20
German savins* and loan society rstaldit-hos
$]00.C>00 pension fund. . Pace 13
Branch of municipal \u25a0 streot railway may run
through StoeVton street tunneL Pace 13
Buildins operations continue about the aver
age of tbe reconstruction period. Pace 13
Cavalryman and borsc fall together off 50
fo»t cliff. **mt:*"3
New trust nmpuate crabs empty bottle trade
from small dealers. Pace 3
Southern Parific is fined f 18,000 for rebating
by Judge Van Fleet. Pace 3
Mechanics' library beins moved to handsome
new bnildlns in Post ftreet. Pace 20
Mis« Margaret E. Smith of Bcnieia and George
A. Smith married at church. Pace 20
..Woman who !»ays she was T-lctim cf mock
marriage seels to avenge wrong. Pace 1
Aged man loses hard b«"ltle of 11 years
against the poorhouse.' Pa Ke 7
Playground opened at Durant school, Jlotbcrs'
club providing equipment. Pace 0
Woman fxj* fhe was beafn by brggar when
she refused to gire him alms. * Pace 4
Improvement club* in annexed districts, of
Oakland want branch 'libraries. \u25a0 Pare 7
, : Improveracnt.in realty market In keeping with
public and prirate improvement*. Pace 6
Armej force"' guards power company* , >teel
towers from threatened atteck. Pace 1
Porter marlton. wife mnrdcrer," probably will
be tent to an insane asylum." \ Pace 1
fVmimerce <v>mmi*«lon'« attitude. presages hard
cutu In ; -westorn railroad rate*. ' pa Cc ±
Y^maa who" induced her lorer to kill husband
alii VPs fuiclde. Pace 2
. Ge<irgc Harting to officiate as . time * keeper,
of Jeff-Johnfon figut. - Iff 7 Pace. 10
<"oimjititer)< break even witlvSeal* on by.'
taking another game. • Fa Kr v:
- ;;l - may take : n ili-Vll 01 a \u25a0 livklitg, f but I'll
get ijlm," eayß Jeffries. ; \u25a0 -' Pace it
Interstate Commerce Commis»
sion's Attitude Presages End
of Extortionate tariff
Lemon Case Won by Growers
and Schedules Lowered
15 Cents a Hundred
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON. July l.—ifke attitude
of the interstate commerce ;commission
as disclosed by the _. decisions In the
Spokane case, the Reno-Sacramento
case and the lemon rate case indicates
that the western railroads are in for a
thorough overhauling.
The Southern Pacific in particular
seems to have reached the end of its
rope in boosting rates. For the last 10
years the road has raised rates chiefly
through reclassiflcation, all the time
making money and always making a
poor mouth before, the commission.'
Now the commission, thanks princi
pally to Commissioner Franklin K. Lane,
is calling a halt on the extortionate
rates in the far west. The state of Ne
vada will benefit, greatly by the de
cision of the commission in the Sacra
mento-Reno case,' which; was brought
against the Southern Pacific company
by the traffic bureau of the merchants'
exchange of San Francisco.
Further Reductions Planned
The commission cuts the class rates
from Sacramento to Reno about 33 1-3
per cent. The commodity rates are yet
to be overhauled after further evidence
is obtained. .
In the lemon rate case, decided to
day, Commissioner Prouty, speaking for
the commission, plainly' gives notice
that the commission intends to make
further reductions in transcontinental
In Commissioner Lane's opinion, :in
the Reno case, he says it is high time
that far western rates were reduced.
These statements are. proof enough
that the good old days of extortionate
rates on the' Pacific coast arc Hearing'
their end.. '.»-..;:,
; Today's iemon decision Sri freight
rates from the producing territory "in
southern C^Jtforj£Ut'>to ? . eastern desti-
nations lowers . the tariffs _from $1.15
per 100 pounds 'to $1. The new rates
will effective September 1.
The order of the commission was
made in the case of. the Arlington
Heights fruit exchange and others
against' the Southern Pacific- railroad
company and practically all .of. the
railway lines in the country operating
east and west.
Rates Unreasonable ' : ':,i,v
The citrus fruit: growers of Califor
nia attacked the rates as unreasonable.
For many years they had been pay
ing a rate of $1.15 on oranges, tan
garincs and mandarins,, in carload lota,
and $1 per 100 pounds on lemons. . The
railways made a lower rate on lemons
to encourage the production of the
fruit in this country. A few -months
ago the roads raised the rate on lemons
to ?i. 15 per 100 pounds. Then the pres
ent case was instituted, attacking the
freight rates on all citrus fruits.
In its decision ' the commission held
that the present rate on oranges from
southern California to eastern destina
tions was not -unreasonable.
It held, however, that the rate on
lemons was. [unreasonable and an
nounced, too, that if ' In any case the
advanced rate on lemons had been paid,
reparation to the . shipper would be
awarded on the institution of proper
The questions of refrigeration and pre
cooling charges on citrus fruit ship
ments were reserved .by . the commis
sion for future consideration.
Taft Talks With Knapp
BEVERLY, Mass., July .I.— President
Taft had a long talk today with Chair
man Knapp of the interstate commerce
commission regarding the administra
tion of the railroad rate law."
1 At the conclusion of the interview it
was made plain that' the added author
ity given to the commission by the new
statute is not to be used arbitrarily to
hinder the railroads in the conduct of
their legitimate business.
The power, to suspend new ; rates,
probably the most direct weapon placed
in the hands of the commission,: is to
be used only, in exceptional cases.
Chairmajn Knapp ; told the president
that the commission haK already re
fused , an application under tho : new
Jaw for a suspension of increasej' rates
on horse vehicles and automobiles.
He said there .wa"s nothing, on ,*the
face of things to show that the new
rates are unjust or unreasonable. : " *
From time- to time since the new
law ; went into effect there have^been
indications that some of the; big rail
roads ' have beeir considerably worried
as to ' the extent and the manner, in
Avhich the rate regulating clauses of
the new law would be employed by the
commisßion.. . -Stock in
Wall street, the ' administration - had
been ; ii n formed, were t ry i ng ftb 1 trade
upon -thls'doubt. '-,":: - '
Taft .Was pleased -'to find that .the.
commission already- had 'its \u25a0 plans wen
mapped : out: and'that! itsivlewsiof . the
new •; statute . coincide ;\u25a0 thoroughly, with"
those-of the ; frarners'of the'bill. ; "-v: =
It is. felt it.would b"nia's great f irhpedi T
nient uV tho railroads to^ltaye^'eye'fy'
new/ rate* suspended, and -piit"; through
the 11 imonths* period? bfvdctermiriation'
asto;its^reasonableness w '\u25a0 '• '-.•>?
Woman, for Fifteen Months,
Keeps From Parents Secret
of Her Plight
Supposed Betrayer Has Wife
and Five Children in Home <
, ".-. in Kansas Town „ V
To. he the innocent victim in a mock
midnight marriage in the- union depot
of Kansas City; to be, deserted by her
lover in the midst- of -what;she, thought
was a honeymoon; to hide her mortifi
cation from her own^relatives for 15
months ; while: she worked : in San Fran
cisco, and then finally to uncover the
man at his fireside in Paola, Kan., with
his wife *» and five children— that, con
cisely, is the. pitiful story disclosed to
the police- authorities r; by Miss Lena'
Rotemeyeiv daughter;of a welt known
Kansas City; family, at. present em
ployed as a.: stenographer in the local
office of the Underwood typewriter com
As a result of. the disclosure extra,
dition wiir be ':\u25a0 asked of /John Fairfax
Allen," the son of Judge. J. A. Allen of
Kansas City, one of the most prom
inent and oldest legal practitioners in
that state. Owing to the fact that the
grand jury, is now takinga vacation of
one month a' complalnt'will be sworn
to this morning Attorney Samuel ,T.
Bush, counsel for the girl, and the first
step to right the wrong done his client
will have been taken, this after -15
months 'of silence, in which she has
suffered privations and mental tortures
untold. Until yesterday thrf young
woman had "allowed her family to be
lieve she was happily situated with her
husband in this city, while she earned
a bare- liveiyiood as a book .keeper,
stenographer and office assistant.
Arrest to Follow
Telegrams and letters ;almost with
out number have been, exchanged be
tween this city and the Kansas author
ities, with the resultthat "every detail
of the story as unfolded to Attorney
Bush has been verified by. the -eastern'
chief, of police. Bu?h w ills eharg** Alien
with;' two charges '.pf: i 'telony, anil then"
is' expected a hittcr ? ?tfuggle^againit
extradition. As Kobn as the, complaint
Is issued' by the district "attorney's
office this-morning-Bush will wire in
structions to the Kansas and Paola\3.u
thorities to. make. an immediate arrest.
Not only did the accused man,' ac
cording "to' Miss . Rbtemeyer and*, her
attorney, deceive her. with a mock
marriage, but for. a year before', the
supposed' wedding he regularly called
upon her and was almost constantly in
her company in Kansas. , After he left
her penniless in this city 'he wrote to
her, addressing her. as ' "My beloved
Wife," -.! "."My devoted wife" and "My
faithful , wife." 'feigning himself "Your
devoted Jack."
Months ago • the letters ceased to
come. Her own pleading letters re
mained unanswered. While she was
pleading with him.'* to break the silence
she was regularly, in correspondence
with her parents, telling; them of the
new life in the west and of her do
mestic happiness. .. ;
Strangers at Wedding
According to "the , information now
in \u25a0 the hands of the , authorities, Miss
Rotemeyer beiieved she . was married
to Allen in the Kansas. City union depot
on the night of November 24, ] 90S. lie
urged the, unusual ceremony upon her
on the ground that he had to leave
town to avoid a scandal, arising out
of a pistol duel in which he had
wounded his aggressor. She. consented
to this and was introduced to a sup
posed justice of the peace and two
witnesses, none'of ;whom sho .eversaw
before.: A marriage license was shown
her "and within a. ifrief minute .the
couple were. supposedly joined. Imme
diately following . the ,- fake, ceremony
they took .the train; beside which they
stood, for " L-os .Angeles. From the
southern 1 city they journeyed to San
Francisco. For six weeks the couple
resided here and were visited, by a
sister of : Miss \u25a0 Rotemeyer, who resides
in Los .Angeles. ../. * •"•"\u25a0. '
,' Then Allen announced th'at he had to
return* to Kansas to : attend to business
arid asked his "bride"; to .' remain ;• be
hind. Days and ' week's ; passed. : His
letters :grew -less frequent..? All con
tained excuses for his extended absence.
Finally her, small fund ; of money .'was
exhausted'and her. half dozen last let
ters were unanswered; '
Consults Attorney
Since that time the young woman;
, who *; is 24 years of / age, has had *;, to
go -out among strangers to earn- what
ever she could to, keep , body; anJ soul
together. "What little. hope remained
with jhef.. "\u25a0; was * ultimately \ shattered;
her \ confidence in p ;ithe :man she 'had
trusted was blown .to the four winds,
and': then, crushed and dispirited,, she
'consulted Attorney Bush.
C'From what the Kansas authorities,
have '?l orwar.le.l Jto 2 Bush, ''Allen has
been married' for. a of years.
His home is \u25a0in ;Paola,ywhere* both ] him
self and his -wife en joy the respect and
con fidenca . of • the commu n ity:i ty: • "« j?~ ; .£
It was learned from the county clerk
at^Kansas''. City- .• thatTno^rnarriage'.'-'lN'
cense (was ever : issued^f or Miss : Rbte
meyer; and Allen".-; Justice; of -the Peace
Mock Wedding Held
Girl Victim Deserted
West 1 Pointer! Marshals Morse
Patrolmen: to Guard jCom-"-! *
; ; pany's Steel Towers : i
[Special Dispatch to [The \Call]
> __- .. . . .'"\u25a0':--
SAN .MATEO.;July,'l.— An _armed force
is \u00848-i^ardihg'>tlie. steel ; towers i-of ftrie
Sierra ; and San . J'rahciscol powers com-;
pany/ against; a .threatened; assault; by."
the East- San>Mateof land .company'at:
the; point; where, the - power ;*c6mp'any^s"
rigrht of wayTcrosses the' : land! concern's
new canal." '*
To comply/with sthe; government's :^e^
quirerhenti thaCthe ! "Power/l fn.es, mustbe,
carried •sover^havlgrableV wat'ers ;at^ the
towersXwere'vmade - to^: ;cbver^S6*'fee't;
whlc]v'isa6 J feet;\vider-than^the;,2o^fdot
right Jof cdndemriatioh v pro'-^
ce.edlngs^ ,"; , „*;'. .„' *'- A 7 !,'! ,' :i, „\u25a0 "; ;.-...:^,-;. -T",
.' '•': The;.power '^ people ,-. have <-'• an> expe-_
riencVd^militaryAman, tn^fijelp^ghlt^^n^
giheer.tColo'nel^H.'^F.* : Jac_kV6"n,i -k;,We^t'
Pointer, ' who' iwas^ chief ir of jstaff^un/ler
General f!Fitizhuglvl^ee',duririg*the';occu^
pation ;; of i Cuba". •£: He •; built > the 'towers
\u25a0without; .asking 1 - favors \u25a0• of the.land'cora-'
pan>Vtand»>vlien ; Prestident7.'VV.sll.rObear^
threatened \toVcut away; their i sides ;s"en*t
for ai'Rauad' of :;arme v d 'Morse; plain
clothes' men; .who -are-, now •-under/.th\j'
command of. A:' D: : .."Williains'and' GregroV*
Smith.' ; Obear:.wiH,'>it;is r understbod, I ':ap'-'
peal ito %; the rcourts.'i-? i- f r&&''& i *\s:';Q
f Negotiations areisaid.tb.be.under way,
by which' the, United-Railroads, -wni'take^
over^2o,ooo,oooiworth of icqnirncin stock'
issued Iby S the '- Sierra"' company i to ; pro-"
vldep6wer, > ;fof. l its k streetcar system.' «'
: The ' canal is : being. cutVw'ith a view to
glvin'sr- water^.transpoftatibn ;.to. facr
tories - building s bri 'the -land^company's
sites." f - : .': ';;\u25a0-;\u25a0•\u25a0 ••\u25a0.\u25a0: -_..\u25a0 • • '. '; \ .. , : . \u25a0 .
25^000^E ACH ERS vTO^r % \u25a0
David' Starr" Jordan Also to-B e
; ; avSpeaker->
, BOSTON,; July \u25a0 l^The-* main 'body .» of
the ;' army,; of teachers j-.who .will.'; attend
the. fortyieigrhth': 1 annual j convention, of
the -National iEducational-^association
reached *I today i'4'and >. tomorrow
the week's. work^lll ibeglnJSj Iridepend
ence''dayi!2s,oooUeaclfer8 r r wfll ; "!listenjtb
President ?Taf t.i President- David i, Starr
Jordan^ 6 f :?I^ela nd ~; Stan to rd s 'J r.^ un iy er^
sity^and ft 6fnie'foGoy~erri or B.
Aycookt df^North; CaroljitaV'Jn ; the.- great
tem^^tit^e^O;. minimum, 50^ \u25a0!? .
/• ORB^^^^tbDAY-j-fdir; some
- what warmer; ligkvhrest'wind.
Customar^ Period for, 'Applica
tion 4 Extradi-
Tr tion^Being :
[Special Dispatch to~.TheXall] ,
-:, NEW "YORK. July,; I.— Porter Charl
ton," self-confessed • slayer :of j his wife,
probahly ;. will; be | sent j to', some , institu
tion for.the insane. '.This was indicated
today ;wheni the last day 'for application
for extradition to' Italy fpa'ssed\ without
his •counseKbeing'notlfied that ahysuch
request,; had been % made..: There, is no
Jirnit; to -the^time; that .the; extradition
.\u25a0papers ; may *.be -asked: for, buOafter a
criminal '"has been- a'res'ted and -the state
?£ ;both t; countries .'have
has' been the
within', two
*we,eks.> ;-:•-,. .-v';. - ; "i , .- , - ; \u25a0 -
':'* R/;r"ibyd* Clarke,". attorney^foV Charl
jtbn.^said {today i that*»he ( .wsa ; ;Tralting
!;for^the y report >of;; trie - four alienists
i whom; * theji 1 prisoner's - father,'' Judge
;:Paul^ChXr^toja^^en^sed^to> : determihe
|,the,Vnental condltion'of^the' young man.
nhc ".'.Unlted ! ;StajUß<{ government
inof^the.'lludsonr county - prosecutor; has
'senta.physlcian to'test',Charltbn's men
tal.condition.;'..••./•<--•\u25a0-\u25a0: ' -. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'.'• : " "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'-'- '
'; - '"The -,case "is • simply - one \ of \u25a0 lnterna
tional',law,'*"sald'i*ciark"e7 < *. i arid this.w e
hope \u25a0 to- have \ 'declcled^at' the ; formal ! ex
amination", on; July -.S.V| ; . - \u25a0 / ;, *
'/If the -reports : of '^^the four alienists
show 'that: Charl ton is, mentally 'uirbal
ance'd and 'noicxtradition- isl urged the
young jtnan; doubtless will be discharged
from custody.^| But in' that^ey'ent It can
be positively;* stated he .will- be; placed
in !som'ei lnstitution^^for: the; insane. 5 i*He
w ill ;be; forced * tb^, remain JthVreVuntil it
is s h o wnUi e is a gai i n linen ta 11 yea pab le—
if -that time ; ever' comes.". •'{'"-' \u25a0, ''~ '
ASSOCaATIONjTOiICEET^PhUadeIphIa^ Jnlj - 1."
r.'Con^cssman^J^Harnpton'Jroorc;" president v of
: the 'Atlantic deeper VateWJj's' association,' has'
. t lssupd^iicali: for ' the. third iconTentton
\\ of .the >rjsanizat Jon fat ; ProTWencf.'. R., 1..; Aux
'*'usfsijtV September 3.' \u25a0 President Taft and the
' COTPrnors of states alorij'the Atlantic Waboard
, have^aewpted inTltatloas" to "iirtlcipati -
Political Leaders to Ask Colonel
to Take Hand in New
" York Politics ;
Former President Declines- to
Comment on His "Defeat"
in Legislature
ALBANY, X. V., July I.—Theo
dore Roosevelt will be asked to
get back in the harness again.
His decisive defeat in both the senate
and the assembly" by the republican
organization has created a situation
that may force him to take an active
part in the politics of both state and
Almost before the gavel had sound
ed the end of the special session of
the legislature today the members who
stood with him in the lost cause of
primary legislation were planning to
make him leader of the party of the
state, whether he wants to be or not.
They point to the fact that once he
plunges into the contest in the state
he will be involved in the politics of
the nation, as New York Is expected
to play a prominent part in the con
gressional campaign of the falL
Roosevelt Defeat
Less than two honr3 after the organ,
ization men had started up Capitol hill
this nrorning they were victorious and
were' coming' down again. The Cobb
direct . nomination bill, known as th«
"Roosevelt bill," was put to death with
23 votes for It to 13 against. 2S votes
being necessarjr-forit- to have passed/
The- personality of Hoosevelt failed to
snake the get. purpose of the organiza
tion, and Roosevelt suffered one of the
few defeats of his career.
Roosevelt's defeat was in no sense a
repudiation of his leadership, nor an In
dication that his power is on the wane,
those who stood "with him say.
They had a majority of the republi
can 1 votes In both branches of the leg
islature and it was only by a combi
nation with the democrats that the
organization was able to win.
Assemblyman Green said he had at
ready begun preparations to carry the
fight into the state convention.
Hughes Hopeful
Governor Hughes, while he will not
talk publicly, is known to have taken
a hopeful view of the situation.
Lloyd C. Griscom, chairman of the
New . York corporation committee, to
whom Colonel Roosevelt sent nia tele
gram indorsing the Cobb, bill with the
Griscom amendments, had thl3 to say:
"The first thing of all that stands
out clearly is of national importance.
It is the consolidation of .three such
men as- Taft, Roosevelt and Hughes.
This situation has brought about such
a condition, and it would* be difficult
to imagine a situation more hopeful to
the party, both in the state and in the
*"The prospects of the party next fall
would be seriously affected If the action
of tbe legislature - had .been the ex
pression of the opinion of the majority.
The point I wish to emphasize is that
it was the action of the majority of the
republicans who bolted the caucus in
tbe senate and joined the Tammany
delegates in a situation where broad
party, issues were lost to view and
nothing but personalities counted."
Wadsworth Silent
Speaker Wadsworth, who has led the
flght for the organization without apol
ogies to any one, said he had nothing
to add to his previous expression of.
opinion. Asked as to his views of the
probable effect of the legislature's ac
tion on the political situation he replied
that it was too early to speak on that
The progressive inheritance tax' as
amended and passed by the assembly
wa3. enacted. by a vote of 33 t0, 4, and
the bill providing for art appropriation
of $25,000 for the expenses of the ex
traordinary session was passed In both
The dirtc tax bill failed 'of enact
ment. The measure was not considered
in the senate nor did the Grady-Frls
bee democratic" direct primary bill
come to aa vote. - :
The members o{ the legislative cor
ruption probe committee , ware, ap
pointed b y the president of the senate
and. the speaker of," the assembly.
Committees from* both houses ap
pointed to wait on the governor hav
ing reported. that the executive;haJ no
further communication, the* assembly
adjourned.: on " motion^ of Leader M*r
ritt at- 12:50 and oneminute later'the
senate, session came to an end.
*c. City. Jnl.r 'I.— A petition sijned by \u25a0 l>r. B.
riarfc H.riie and his attorneys asking that the
V Imprisoned physician be allowed to visit - bio
"home at: the time of th« birth at his.cxp*ctM
heir twas< handed to Judps Ralph 9. Lnt*haw
of > the r criminal curt tixiay. .Tmlge Latshai*
said t'^ request would be granted*

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