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f "Refuges for the Wild Birds.",
Learn what the government is
doing to sa% r e our feathered
friends. The Sunday Call.
Roosevelt in Editorial Declares
Principle of Direct Primaries
Is Right
Hughes Measure Is Practically
Free From Objectionable Fea»
tures, Says Colonel
NEW YORK. July 6.— Former Pres
ident Roosevelt deals with
Governor Hughes, the New
York legislature and primary reform
in a signed editorial in the current
number of the Outlook. Roosevelt
writes as follows:
"I believe that Governor Hughes lias
been supported by the bulk of the
wisest and most disinterested people as
regards most of his measures and posi
tions, arid I think that this has been
markedly the case as regards primary
"I know that many honest and sin
cere men are on principle opposed to
Governor Hughes on this point and 1
know also that the proposed reform
will very possibly accomplish less than
its extreme advocates expect; while I
am well aware, as of course all think
ing men must be, that the worth of
any such measure in the last resort de
pends upon the character of the voters
and that no patent device will ever se-
cure good government until the people
themselves devote sufficient energy,
time and judgment to make, the device
Mistakes Made
"Finally. I freely adnm ti;«u here and
there, where the principle, pf direct
nominations has been applied In too
crude shape, or wrong headedly, it ha,*;
while abolishing certain ovils, pro
duced or accentuated others — in cer
tßin cases, for instance, putting a pre
mium upon the lavish expenditure of
"But nhile I freely admit all this, I
nevertheless feel in the first place that
on the fundamental Issue of direct pri-
Mary nominations the governor is right,
.md in the second place that as the
measure finally came up for action in
the state legislature, It was well nigh
free from all objections save those of
the men object to it because they
are fundamentally opposed to any
•change whatever hi the desired direc
tion. \/ V x . -
"The bill provided only for direct
popular action in the primaries in rel
atively small geographical and politi
cal communities, thereby making the
experiment first where there was least
Ha.bllity to serious objection and avoid
ing or deferring the task of dealing
with those big communities where the
<!!fflcultics and dangers to be over
rome would be greatest.
Party Responsibility
"The republican party was in . the
majority in both houses of the legis
]ature which refused to carry, out the
republican governor's recommenda
tions, and although it was only a mi
nority of the republican members
which brought about this refusal, the*
party ran not escape a measure of
responsibility for the failure; but it
is only just to remember that a clear
majority of the republican members
of each house supported the bill,
whereas three-quarters or over of the
democrats opposed it. This is one of
the cases where it is easier to.appor-
tion individual than party responsi
jr\J"hose who believe that by their "ac
tion they have definitely checked the
movement for direct popular primaries
are v in my judgment, mistaken. In
its essence this is a movwnent to make
the government more democratic, more
responsive to the needs and wishes of
the people as a whole. With our politi
cal machinery it is essential to Tiave an
eflicient party, but the machinery ought
to be suited to democratic and not oli
garchic customs and habits.
"The question whether in a self
crovernlng republic we. shall have .'self
governing parties Is larger than the
particular bill. "We hold ..that the right
of popular self-government is incom
plete unless it includes the right of
the voters not merely to choose be
tween candidates when they have been
nominated, but also the righf to deter
mine who. these candidates shall be.
Under our system . of government,
therefore, the voters should be guar
anteed the right to determine within
the ranks of their respective /organ
izations who the candidates of the par
ties will be,, no less than the right to
<hoose between the_ candidates when
the candidates are presented to them. \u25a0:
To Lead, Not Drive
"There Is no desire to break down
the responsibility of party "organiza
Continued on Page 2, Column I
The San Francisco Call.
Miss Elsa Draper,
Who Will Reset
Date of Wedding
Navy Department Wires Mid
shipman L. Kauffman That
He May Marry
Before the pleadings of cupid the
stern severity of the .navy department
at Washington has melted away, rules
and regulations have been put aside
and the order has gone forth .that Mid
shipman James Lawrence Kauffman, U.
S.N., may marry Miss Elsa Draper, the
girl of his choice, telegraphic permis
sion having been received by the young
officer yesterday. • .
Kauffman,' as -a midshipman, was not
allowed to marry, the_ paternal big
wigs in the Washington bureaus having
decided that the middle on a salary of
$125 a month,- minus legitimate ex
penses, was too frail to venture upon
the rough .seas of matrimony. Kauff
man, therefore, decided to marry when
he passed his examinations for en
sign. He won his girl, announced the
wedding date — and then failed to pass
the exams.
Followed th"na wail. The wedding
was postponed. Kauffman tore his
hair, and when the first spasm had
passed began to -work upon the feel-
Ings of the unsentimental navy de
He pointed out that he had an inde
pendent private income, that he had
failed in one subject only, and that—
that the girl had purchased her tfos
seau.. In the face. of this the navy de
partment bowed and winked its -eye,
telling Kauffman to go ahead with the
wedding. ' ' • „
Owing to the ill health of Morgan
Draper, brother of the bride to be, no
definite date has been set, but the prob
abilitiesaer that.it will take place
quietly in September.
Prospector Repents.-. Familiarity
With Bear in Hospital
•Edward Hoffman, a prospector, is
today wishing that Alaskan bears were
not so tame. The reason is that yes
terday those of that species in the
cages in Golden, Gate park allowed him
to stroke them wherever lie could touch
them through the bars, and he started
to stroke the female grizzly in the
next cage in the same way. . The pros
pector had.no sooner placed his hand
on the furry back of the bear than
she quickly whipped r around. and Hoff
man found that her teeth had plowed
a wound half, an inch deep In his right
arm Just, below, -the" elbow. .
Hoffman stopped the flow of blood
and 'hurried down town to- the central
emergency hospital,' where his wound
was cauterized. .It Is. not believed he
is in danger of any further, complica
tions. / . ,
Hoffman recently returned f roni . a
trip through • Sierra county and had
left liis ; h0me, ,735 Howard. street;*and
was taking \u25a0 a pleasure stroll through
the park when .he met with the. acci
dent. He says he will touch no more
live bears. .
Must Stay in Jail Until He; Se-
lects Residence
[Special Dispatch* to The . Call]
EVANSVILLE; Ind., July 6.— James
York, alleged, habitual drunkard, was
arraigned today b ef °. r e Police (judge
Phillip C/ Gould, 'who; told York he
would release him on "condition, that.
•he iwould- leave Evansville and go into
some county that had voted dry and
stay there. .York said he "would do
thli. lie •will \u25a0 be kept in jail until lie
has decide*! -upon: the: dry county where
he 'wishes; to{ live* . . ;
Wealthy Widow of English Bar«
onet Backs Aviation Scheme
With $250,000
Dirigible Balloon or Aeroplane
to Be Built and Piloted [.
by Britishers
[Special Cable to The , Call]
LONDON, July 6.— -An air passenger
line between London, and Paris is
the newest, proposition, arid the
scheme will be backed with $250,000 by
wealthy Lady Adby. -'-
Lady Adby's fall in Graham White's
aVroplane,', when she narrowly escaped
serious injury, has not chilled her pas
sion for aviation nor diminished her
confidence in White as an aviator. She
has already started an. aeroplane: fac
tory near London and Graham White Is
its manager.
The soaring lady, announces that she
will give $250,000 to establish the Lon
don-Paris, air line. The conditions she
has laid- down are as simple as they
are patriotic. : ' '."•\u25a0_'
Proceeds Devoted to Charity '
The dirigible balloon .or aeroplane
which will be put in.the service must
be built entirely, of material. of British
manufacture and piloted andimanned
by Britishers. .It Is proposed to 'build
a shfp that will carry twenty passen
gers. Tickets for the first trip '\u25a0\u25a0will be
sold by. auction-, at Christie's, and .the
proceeds will be devoted to charity. ,
, Graham White,- who was beaten by
Paulhan in the London to Manchester
$50,000 prize flight; announced recently
that he. would take passengers in
flights in his biplane. >
Lady Adby paid $630 to be the first
passenger, outbidding Lord Dalmony
among many others. .The second and
third flights were to, cost her $72.50.
Rich Widow of General
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Lady Adby. was Fanny, daughter of
the late Lehmariri Louis Cohn, and mr
herited great wealth' froni; her father.
Shewas the ''widow of General
Palmer Robinson when^slie married Sir
i Wllilam Neville Adby last , ycar.^ilT^
was 65 years old arid 'she*ts^h!s^tlrrrlr'
wife; lie had had some unhappy mat
rimonial 'experiences; His first wife
sought a separation from him on. the
ground- of infidelity, with a certain
Mine. Benetis. '
This woman not only swore that she
had had no relations with Sir William,
but that 'she had never seen him. It
turned out that the first Lady Adby
was mentally irresponsible, and ..Sir
William divorced her. lie divorced his
second wife In 1905. Js T ow. the' present
Lady, Adby has fallen in love with avia
tion. : : .;*3V. \u25a0 : , \ r \u25a0'•'.;. '- T
700,000 Acres in California Said
to Be Restored by Presi»;
dent to Entry
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, July 6.— The presi
dent's order withdrawing western
lands, which affects thousands of- acres
of California oil lands, has been de
layed somewhere between -Beverley ami
Washington and it is impossible to get
a list; of the lands.V Interior-depart
ment officials saj- that the order 'covers
lands which were withdrawn last Sep
tember. \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'"\u25a0 .-'•'. .' :'.
They say- that /the president merely
signed photographic copies Vof formal
withdrawal, orders,* in order ;b'oth : : to in
sure accuracy arid; save 'time.*. No i new,
lands have • been r withdrawn nor -have
any "lands been restored by the new
order, ' although it is -understood
separate "orders have been' Issued }duf-
Ing the last few' months restoring
about. 700,000 acres of supposed 'oil
lands to entry. . „ \u25a0\u25a0;..' : -
The location of these lands can not
be fixed until the presidential border" ar
rives.' It is expected here tomorrow. ;
Friends Sink to. Death in Each
Other's Embrace
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, July 6.— Martin Rossa.
aged \u25a0', 20 , years, was drowned ; in 'Old
river yesterday afternoon 1 and Alva
Learned, aged 21, who attempted to
rescue him, shared the same fatel :Rossa
arid- Learned '"we're on "a ' launch ; !.when
Rossa fell overboard. \u25a0 His companion"
jumped into- the stream ,to vsave him,
and.-- they ; . sank : in each < : ' other's, em -
L.ODI, July 6.— Louis 12
year; old son of Louis. Dreher; of-Lodi,
was 'drowned' last 'night while . swlrii
rriing\ln% Tracy lake;Jnine '^ miles : north
of the : town. \u25a0 The body" was/recov
ered. ' ' \u25a0'. .v. \u25a0 , \u25a0\u25a0-• \u25a0\u25a0 ".. \u25a0•;. . ' ; '. ;> : ; I
... LONDON. ; July 6— SI r ' Charles ; Hard -
ing,' whose; appointment; as viceroy of
India, 'in^ i succession '-to *? the/: earl : ; -\->f,
Minto, |\was'*'*>ffl<»lall.v.(; announced V^.Tune
'10,-has been -elevated r ,to : . the' peerage.;;.
The Latest Moving Pictures
Dynamite Cartridge^Hung Over I
Road>on^Estate^Vould Have
\u25a0Killed Autoists
V ' ' '\u25a0!. ' \u25a0. V \u25a0•'\u25a0':-,
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
GOSHEN, N. V.. : July 6.— A dynamite
cartridge with percussion cap was
found .this morning dangling from a
trec : over\a .'road' near the Harrlman
estate and was in such a position that
a passing ,a utoniobiie probably would
have struck and exploded it. .
- Frank McMurtrie, a teamster in: the
employ of , the Harrlman estate, discov
ered it, about. 2oo yards from the depot
opposite, the . Ramapo bridge; near the
Intersection, of -the. Ardcn- House: road
and the state road, which are frequent
ly used 'by 'jHarriman automoblHsts
from the Arden, house and 'the Arderi
farms and dalrj'. ;• ; .
'..\u25a0; McMurtrie 'called a lumberman on the
estate, who carefully took down the
cartridge, detached the cap arid threw
the* dynamite; intoVthe river.- G. '. O.
Bush, chief of police of the Tuxedo,
started an investigation.;, . '
Work on V the Harrlman estate Is
going: along as -usual, and; there is no'
labor trouble of any kind. The average
monthly- payroll is $20,000. A.few-men
were laid off recently, but their kirid.of
work was completed* and they did not
expect employment: longer. The Harrl
man : family is now at Arden 'house/. Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Carey Rumsey leaving
several days ago. i" '\u25a0'; ...... , -"*-:
An Eighteenth and/Ken^
tucky street car was : badly,: damaged
late . yesterday " afternoon " when -it j
crashed into fanv inbound car of the j
same line ; in Railroad avenue " near .1
First, avenue .south:, \u25a0, \u0084 \u25a0 -^
',: James v Anderson, "~a. cement worker
living in Fourth avenue •\u25a0south, was !
riding ion . the inboundl car and': he .was
j .'Someone had j opened r a. spur track i
leading ; to , Lincoin- hill .'arid; the'- out
bound *car ran out' on this spur, directly '
in the path, of the other,, which was j
going up 'the hill at a moderateVspeed: j
So v "close. was -it to the j.eros. eross -track
that - the' Thotorman was unable "to " p'reV
vent atcolllsion. : , ;\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'- '\u25a0-\u25a0-: ".'. %
. The ;; wrecked \u25a0 cars blockaded 1 traffic
for/sometime.^ \u25a0" v ; ; \"';. • : ' ".\u25a0 -. :• :•-.- '•.-/>
Cook^Nearly Asphyxiated
, ' Christopher i Rusian;; a cook .living? at
2593 Mission Tnstreet/fjn^eglected'i to ;; turn
theY gas:Jentirely/£pn!;,*wherij ; :he);"r<stlred:
Tuesday A^nightsandV. would /-have s.been
asph yxla ted jj had £rfojt > his \la ml lad y. '. Mrs.
MaryS l-lum e.-f disicoyered?? hi m X i n £ ti me
"early* yesterda yimorni ngvi He jwas '. ta keiv
tQ"rthei : Missi6h^einerKency;hospital?and
revivecU~;H ; ' \u25a0?*? -^«^* •%••' i :.•\u25a0:>., .;.'-. .\u25a0.'\u25a0;/.>.\u25a0. V ;
Sister; Ship of Slocum, on Which
938 Lost Lives, Damaged
•V byßlaze
NEW-YORK. July 6.— The old. wooden
three decker Grand Republic, a sister
ship' of -the 111 fated excursion steamer
.General ! Slocum, caughv fire this after
noon ;, while; passing through the Nar
rows on the way to New. York from Far
Rockaway. : It hurried full stf am ahead,
with. the whistle blowing' a continuous
succession of short blasts 'and a-plurae
of;smoke. trailing behind , for a Brook
lyn ;"pler. '._,-' * s . "
N.;The'4s passengers were landed safely
and Xthe fire was 'extinguished with
$2,500 ..- damage, .'but there was great
alarm in the city and on the. harbor un
til all details .were known. .Everybody
remembered how a little more than six
years ago the Slocum caught fire in the
East river when . crowded -with 11,5001 1,500
pleasure , seekers, mostly women v arid
children, and was burned to the water's
edge ; with 938 drowned, ' crushed or
bakedialive. ,
, Todaj'. as then, the flre started in the
galley, and spread quickly- through the
wooden superstructure. There was no
panic. The women were badly fright
ened,' but;, the crew had no troubie^in
keeping them in hand, and the children
were so pleased with the music of the
band.^whlch kept.. playing, that they
never knew their danger.'
\u25a0Mrs. ;_ Nellie A. : Dumphy Dies
vi: From Concussion of Brain *
J BERKELEY, July. ; 6.— Mrs. -.Nellie A.
Dumphy,;a:widow 77- years old, ; and a
native . and resident of ' Philadelphia,
died", tonight at the home of , her.daugh
ter, ?Mrs. J. C. "'..Smith ; of 2539 Benyenue
avenue,', f rom \u25a0 thej effects of an accident
she sustained yesterday/which resulted
inTconcusslonof the. brain. ' : ,"• V
\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ;Mrs. r Dumphy }„ was /visiting with her
daughter.;? Last 'evening! at 6 o'clock as
she .was ;the - front \ steps
the ' Smith^house i ; she ' slipped ; and - "fell,
striking* lieri' head . on , the - ground. -z£\ ';.-;
>^Dr.- Frank R. Woolsey [was summoned,
who; gave "the* woman 'J every /"possible
attention; fbutsher .condition -became
steadily worse, until ' the end - came ' tof
night. 1 - '-,'-: - •' O/:-. -:'"" \u25a0 >-/;?><; : ;
Dec lares I fri pro yements "Costing i
?\ $60,000 Are Needed *
X;' BERKELEY,; July G.— ln; his annual
repoft, : :\vhlch will he submitted {to
the'Jcity f'couhcil,; Fire '• Chicf j \Jjimes
Kenne'yv asked i that V at t least \ five;; rriore
companies) be 'installed,'* that; a > second
steam-engine ;' be . and. other
Improvements made: -to
.the_^" department; ;\u25a0..\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• He figures! ;that
netJbcJpurchased forjtise'in ': life N saving
fr6m ? burnirig>'buildirigL. * [-? - :
QP^Meweather '
yYESTEßl>A^^Maximum temperature, 74;
FORECAST fpß} TOD AY— Cloudy; not
> t* o'vSZftm r hnik B>es t b> bid .
Harvey Ghirardelli and Lloyd
Crellin Reach Ydsemite After
Thrilling Experience
[Special Dispatch Jo The Call]
YOSEMITE, July 6.— After 11 days- in
the 'wild and rugged Sierra, lost in a
labyrinth' of sheep trails, short of'ra
tions, "sore and weary and their horses
just about exhausted, Harvey Ghirar
delli of San Francisco and Lloyd Crellln
of Oakland reached here this afternoon.
Eleven days ago the boys after spend
ing a few. days in Yosemite with Virgil
Jorgensen. a classmate in the Univer
sity of California, started over the
overland route on horseback with an
additional pack animal to make the
trip to Tahoe, taking 10 or 12 days*
rations. . The second day out the trail
became mixed- with intersecting ones
made by- sheep, in the mountain pas
tures;: making "it impossible to follow
the main path. Soon^the boys found
themselves wandering aimlessly about
in an effort to get clear -of the sheep
trails, determined to push on. toward
Tahoe. ' \u0084.
After being lost three days and with
rations running low, they decided dis-,
cretion was the better part of valor and
laid 'their plans to set. back to .Yose
mite for supplies. In this they were
successful, but were compelled to walk
and ' led their horses for the last two
days, the animals not being safe to ride
down the steep cliff trails 'in their
jaded condition.
The boys are taking a much needed
rest -at the Jorgensen cottage and in
tend to make another attempt to get to
Taho'e by another rbutejn a few days.
Rivals of Mrs. Young Spring
Booms at Convention
BOSTON, July 6.— Rival booms for
candidates for 'the presidency of -the
National, .education association- devel
oped, at the convention here, today..
The candidates who are to oppose
Mrs. "Ella Flagg* Young! head of Chi
cago's school system, are Martin M 3.
Baumbaugh of the Philadelphia
schools; Elmer 'Ellsworth '{* Brown.
United States commissioner of educa-"
tion; ( Z. T. Snyder, principalof the Col
orado '•- state ..normal .school; President
Joseph Swain' of Swarthmore ; cbllege;
Superintendent Ben Bluett of ;the SL
Louis schools and. John II Phillips,
state, director of the Alabama public
schools. \u25a0';
; JlrsV Young's" followers urge her elec
tion, as a recognition- of the women
teachers, who comprise the majority* of
tlie membership. The election will take
place ; tomorrow*
Motion Films Can Not Be Dis
played in City, Is Declara- j
tion of McCarthy
Nationwide Movement - May*
Wreck Gigantic Plans of
Show Trust
THERE shall be •no counterfeit
presentment of the Jeffries-John
son (or Johnson-Jeffries) boxing
exhibition (or prize fight) In San Fran-
cisco. With the real affray thrown
into the outer darkness of Nevada by.
Governor Gillett, the moving pictures
of. the battle are to be barred as ef-
fectively by Mayor P. H. McCarthy and
the board of motion picture censor-*
ship. The censors last evening said
they would support the mayor.
It is feared that the moving pictured
of the fight would be too moving.
A question that may well disturb!
the motion picture magnates i 3.
"Where may the pictures be shown?"
From all corners of the country
there came word yesterday that the
authorities would bar the pictured.
While the north is tolerant of the
proposed films, the south, already
touched on the raw by the dark cloud
that emanated from Reno, is for un
conditionally switching off the current
of the biograph. Ne w Orleans is a
little more liberal than some of its
sister cities, as it is willing that the
pictures be shown, but not to mixed
gatherings of black and white. No
checker boar deffects will be tolerated
in the New Orleans nickelodeons wbiltf
the prowess of "Li'l Arthur" is being
exploited. s
Mayor Issues Ultimatum
Mayor McCarthy Issued his local ulti
matum yesterday. During the day be
had a conference with Governor Gillett
on the armory site project, but said
that the governor did not speak of any
aspect of the fight question. His. move
was volitional.
In his statement Mayor McCarthy
3ald that his decision to prohibit th»
Reno fight pictures from contaminating?
the youthful mind and the adult morals
of San Francisco was taken "after due
reflection." TKen ar.d only then did he
forward the letter to the board of cen
sorship requesting; that they consider
the wrongfulness of the motion pictures
exploitation of the Johnson-Jeffries
The mayor would have it understood
that he is a supporter of all legitimate
athletic exercises, an "earnest advocate
of legitimate boxing contests," but that
he was not In favor of "brutal and de
moralizing slugging matches" and he
said, "I shall not permit lifelike pic
tures of any unlawful affair to be ex
hibited in this city while I am mayor."
The mayor's reasoning was that 1C
the Johnson- Jeffrfes affair was such as
to exceed; the spirit of the contests
countenanced by the law in this state
and would have amounted to a violation
of the law had it been perpetrated in
this state, "photographic reproductions
of the same should not be exhibited in
this or anje^pther community."
Furthermore, he reasoned, that if tha
fight had been held here only adults oi
Incorruptible and calloused and lm
perturabh? morals would have been ad
mitted to the spectacle, while if the
pictures were exhibited any. chiM who
boasted of a nickel could witness the
fall of the 'hope of " the white race."
In that way the spirit'Of the law would
be "plainly and definitely defeated." "
Show Hadn't a Chance
So the mayor took the step toward
stopping the show before it started.
The. fight pictures were taken under
the direction of a corporation known as
the J. J. company, specially organized
to handle the now disturbed* enterprise.
This company was composed of a union
of the ""trust"- and the "independent"
motion picture corporations of the
United States. They purchased' the
right of tlft contestants and promoters.
Henry G. W. Dinkelsplel, the local at
torney, is president of the J. J. com
pany, buf he modestly explained last
evening that his duties were represen
tative* rather than executive or direct
ins, and. he said' that he was in no po
sition to speak for the corporation on
the present plight of the pictures.,
- Tom O'Day. who controls a third in
terest in the pictures, h»3 just suf
fered the loss by death of his mother,
arid he statej last evening, that he had
not- been able to : follow the {fortunes
of the film*. TV. P. Rock of the Vlta
• graph company' of New York, who Ms
.looked upon as the, head of the. -tight
picture combination,- Is on hl«:Way:ea!«l
.with the films. Attorney William K.

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