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Lucia Chamberlain's Great Mystery
Story of Early San Francisco, Will
Begin in . . . . . ; ..... '.
Conductors and Trainmen De=
; = ;cide to Seek Equivalent of
I" This Increase in Wages
Eight Hour Day and Mileage
Basis for Passenger Crews
: Will Be Asked
More Than 80,000 Men Affected
by Action of Western
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7.— The eight hour
day for freight conductors and
trainmen and the mileage basis
for passenger crews are the most im
portant propositions that will be sub
mitted to the order of railway conduc
tors and the brotherhood of railroad
-.•trainmen in the next 10 or 15 days.
... The crew will seek the equivalent of
a. 20 per cent increase in wages, the
cnc€sssons to be requested from the
farriers to be in the form of Improved
rules and conditions of work.
:": :: This was stated positively following
;;tne adjournment of the western associa
;Tich of railway trainmen here tonight-
The vote will be taken under the aus
."{irces of the general committees of the
western railroads.
I V Ninety-six chairmen of general com
mittees, representing all the western
]ines, and more than SO.OOO men, par
ticipated in the discussions.
If the conductors and trainmen at
the referendum render, as they prob
ably will, a verdict favorable to the
proposition outlined by the western as
sociation, the matter will be taken up
with the general managers* assocltion,
representing all the western railroads.
The proposition will be submitte dto the
carriers in 30 or 40 days.
Grand Commandery of California
". Arrives With the Advance
V. Guard of Knight Army
; • : CHICAGO, Aug. 7. — Chicago in its
:'«jre«s uniform, its streets gay with
.decorations and already well filled
..Vlth guests, rested today in anticipa
tion of a week of entertainment in
Ijoiior of the thirty-first triennial
[Knights Templar conclave.
•••It rested officially, but actually the
\u25a0jti-elcome to the first of the 300,000 ex
pected guests, the arrival of an oc
reksional early commandery and the in
.tierestof Chicagoans themselves, kept
the downtown streets filled with
'\u25a0 crowds.
The first official function of the con
. clave was the religious service in
Orchestra hall today.
\u25a0.\u25a0•Although the real Templar army is
iiox. scheduled to arrive until tomorrow,
several trainloads came in during the
The grand commandery of California
arrived today. The first arrivals ex
pected tomorrow are the earl of
Uuston and a party from England, rep
resenting the grand priories of that
coontry and Wales, and a party em
bracing the chief officers of the grand
priories of Canada.
-' Templar way, into which State
-.street has been transformed, has at
tracted the chief attention of the
' knights. The whole downtown length
of the street 5s lined on both sides
With tall columns inscribed with the
heraldic devices of the Knights Tem
plar and surmounted with huge globes
covered with incandescent lights.
These are connected the length of
the street with stands of woven leaves
peeked with electric lights and hung
"with symbolic wreaths.
• The castle arch in Michigan avenue
will be the first sight of many ar
rivals. It is fashioned in the type of
the castles of the middle ages, with
turrets and battlements. At each end
is" a tower and stationed on these
-heights will be heralds with trumpets
fo announce the advance of the divi
sions of the big parade Thursday.
. \u25a0 The monster grandstand with a
seating capacity of 100,000 occupies
eeveral blocks along the east side of
Michigan avenue, and before" this the
' knights will pass in review. At the
other end of the line of march is a
• second arch.
On either side of the arch, where the
half circle beginß to break away from
the uprights, are* short elevations. On
: fchfese are statues of knights mounted
on chargers and brandishing swords.
•Oranges Dropped From Airship
•/: Hit "Man o' War"
-. NEW YORK. Aug. T.-^The theoretical
' : ' destruction of imaginary battleships
."•'and submarines' continued today at
.-Mineola, Long island, with great
•'.. slaughter.
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 "• Clifford B. Harmon, the wealthy ama
•••teur aviator, circled • twice - above the
painted on the aviation field
±o represent a man-o'-war and two sub
marines, dropping oranges/ from a
belknt/of ja-bout 'l6l feet
in all the nian-o'war hit eight times.
The San Francisco Call.
Miss Elkins and
D' Abruzzi, Who :
•.Will Be Married
Official Announcement of Amer*
ican Girl's Engagement Soon
to Be Made
PARIS, Aug.. 7. — A special from Rome,
to the Petite Republique says that the
hostility of- the' royal family to the
marriage of the duke of Abruzzi and
Miss Katherine Elklns has been with
drawn and the official anouncement of
their engagement" will be made shortls'-
Miss Elkins and ; her mother have
been in Europe for several months.
Lately they have been staying at Tob
lach, Austria. .
Reports have it that the duke of
Abruzzi. who is now director general of
the arsenal, at Venice, has made motor
trips from his headquarters to the
Austrian retreat of Miss Elkins.
Former Society Girl Dead and
Husband Seriously 111
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SISSON7 Aug.' ~. — Mystery surrounds
the death of Mrs. D. Ross Anderson,
and the serious illness by poisoning
of her husband, proprietor of one of the
large summer resorts here.
According to the authorities, Mrs.
Anderson drank carbolic acid during;
a hysterical spell and died within an
hour. While physicians were working
with her Anderson became ill and, it
is declared, poisoned food caused his
illness. It is not explained how his
food became poisoned. %
Mrs. Anderson 1 was. formerly Miss
Kathryn McMillan, a society / girl of
Rosevillc. Anderson is one of the best
known hotelmen of .this section.
Former Governor Hurled ' From
Car and Severely Bruised
[Special Dispatch to The CaW.
MUSCATINE, la.; Aug. ... 7.— Former
Governor J. W. Folk of Missouri was in
jured in an automobile smashup near
Muscatine this afternoon wli«n, to save
the car-from turning, turtle, it he-, driver,
took a. ditch and hit a. telegraph pole.
Folk and three companions were
hurled out'of the car and the governor
suffered* bad' bruises : on* his bright ', arm
and J left leg. His ' right /wrist was
sprained "when he* struck the bank'and
his clothing was badly torn. \u25a0 r
The car' was wrecked. Although.suf
fering pain .Folk addressed a crowd
of 5,000 persons this afternoon.' i:-
Youth Leaps From? Window and
Is Shot to Death
ALBANY, Ga., Aug. 7.-— Believing, he
was ' shooting ; a burglar, Ivey Land
shortly • after midnight "< today shot ; and
killed his brother, Quentls. The broth
ers-had been aroused from/their sleep
by noises in the neighborhood andjeach
left home" without the .other's
knowledge. Ivey* saw Quentis- leap
from a window of their home, and shot,
killing' his instantly. '"-"\u25a0' :
SASfc FRANCISCO, 8, 1910;-
Armed Peasants, Marching on
•San Sebastian, Disarmed
and Sent Home
Vatican Instructs Its Bishops
Throughout Spain to Pre
vent Disorder
Rome Still Hopes to Reach a
Satisfactory Settlement With
Spanish Government
AN SEBASTIAN, Aug. 7. — The.gov
l^S ernment's rigorous measures
\y*^ against the threatened demon
stration in this city insured compara-
I tive tranquillity today. A largely atr
tended bullfight was the chief incident
of the day.
From daybreak the streets were pa
trolled by cavalry, infantry and gen
darmes, while heavy bodies of troops
were held in readiness- in the bar
racks at Miramar palace. The gravest
incident occurred last evening, when
groups of clericals assembled, shout
ing "Death to Spain— Long live the
pope." . : .
150 Arrests Made <
Thousands of . indignant people
rushed toward the manif estants, \u25a0 and
only the personal intervention of the
governor at the head of a platoon of
police prevented an' attack. Nearly 150
arrests were made. ;
Priests from the country leading
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
Spectator Swims to Overturned
Skiff, but Arrives Too Late
to Aid Lads :\
[Special Dispatch to The Call] I
PETALUMA", Aug. 7.— Charles Carter,
aged 12, 'and ; Clare Patton," aged 17;
both of this, city, were drowned before
the eyes of a dozen peoplejin Petaluma
creek this afternoon while they "were
out for a Sunday boat ride.. The'acci
dent occurred at 5:20 o'clock about one
mile south of Petaluma, near the draw
The boys were rowing up the creek
in a skiff. Members of a party in a
larger boat some distance behind saw
the skiff overturn. They hastened to
the assistance of the youths,,' but ar
rived too late. Both lads had gone to
the bottom. Neither was able to swim.
,Hans Larsen, who was on the road
near the bank, witnessed the accident.
He dived into the river and swam to
the skiff, but failed to reach the spot
before the lads had sunk.
The river was dragged later by Cor
oner Blackburn, Deputy Sheriff R..L.
Rasmunsen and Marshal" Ed Hufler and
the bodies were recovered.
Four Hours Ahead of Other
Morning Papers
[Special Dispatch to The Call] /
: BOHEMIAN GROVE, Aug. 7.— The
Sunday Call reached the camping Bo
hemians today just' four hours ahead/of
its contemporaries. , It' came into the
midsummer.village in the dusk of early
morning before the inhabitants had
awakened from their dreams of eternal
. "Whisked, through the country in a big
Packard machine, bundles were dropped
at towns along the route, surprising f the
farmers," who expected a long,w^ait until
noon before learning; the news of the
outside world. TheiCall left San Fran
cisco at 1 o'clock in the morning, reach
ing/Sausalito. 40- minutes later.- There
they; were met by. Bud Crane of Sari
Rafael in his 1 big touring car./ ; He was
accompanied byM. L.. Megladdery a,nd
J. E. McCormaok of The; Call staff. ;
At. 7 a. m., without-accident of any'
kind; members :of the -party^ reached
the -Bohemian, grove and the Bohemians
scrambled ; out /on the /common. . The
other morning papers arrived at noon;
but the: campers had/read Ithe news'of
the; world Just four; hours .before. ,/
Eastern Pastor Gives Hope f to
V Enthusiastic- Fans )ft
• M ATTAPOISETT, . - MasW Aug. ' : i':—'
"Baseball in Heaven"..' wasT the subject
of "a^sermon preached .by Rev. Julian
Tuthill, ; pastor of the/Congregational
church. • He" said, in p^rt:; "Heaven Sis
but: ans evolution;, of Tthis; world. .*-:+ A,
: Christian- may " : love; a;;baii* ga^ie, and/
•loving it. remain a Christian. •Why.j
then, is it not safe : to ithaT
/event the game of 'baseball, will h have!
its N place* in /some ' spiritual; form ->.>: in
heaven."/™- ' " '." V-'^T*.""- • '//' • \u25a0- .
One Dead, Five Hurt in Auto Crash
Girl Leaps to Death Under Wreck
GEaTRTTDE GAFIUXy, ' 160 r Clinton
park, steuographer ;at \u25a0 I-«anglej--slichacl
drug company, / 22 years 'of age; skull
crushed and light leg broken. Died
•' instant) jr.'-.r.' : . , \u25a0'
Forris McDonald, "16 Clipper street, postal
employe, -21 \u25a0 years .-of * age; serious in
ternal iiijurieß.; : Will probably/ die,
James Compton, 1532 I street, chauffeur,
30 years of age; three ribs broken.!
Katherine Forde, . 631 - Shotwell '. street,
stenographer at Langiey-Mlchael drug
company, 18 years of age; spinal Injury
and dislocated hip.. >\u25a0* / . .
Vera; Schultz, . 3053 Twenty-fourth street,
/ stenographer at | Redingtbn' druK com
pany, 19; ; yearaof age; 'face 'and neck
\u25a0 cut. by flying. glass; teeth, knocked out
of lower jaw. .-. "«. . \u25a0\u25a0 /'. -/ v
Helen Thomas, oSTo Army street, stenog
". rapher at Langley-Michael "drug com
pany, \u0084 17. years ' of age ; ; slight ' bruises
and ' nerTous '. shock, j ".' : /. . ;
C. M.'i Johnson, 197. McAllister street,
drug clerk at Iledlngton drug company,
25 years of < age;' slight lacerations of
\u25a0 face and body. -..,\u25a0 • \u25a0\u25a0] •' * .. ;
Big Racing ; (Ear Speeding
30 Milesitn Hour
Grazes Tree
As the result of.* a race along the
county, road near i?San Mateo. at 1:30
o'clock ; yesterday /afternoon, Miss Ger
trude Gaffney, a 'stenographer for the
Langley-Mlchaels- drug cpmpany . and
daughter of- Mrs. G. A.. Jacobs of ' 160
Clinton park, was - hurled to her death
from the tonneau : of a speeding 60
horsepower "\u25a0 car -and the six; other ; oc
cupants of the machine .were thrown
to the ground alongside the demolished
automobile. The accident /was the re
sult of an attempt on the part of Chauf
feur James Compton, who was racing
with his party against Chief of Police
John Martin of this, city, to; avoid a
collision with Frank Bowman, .who, was
driving toward • the speeding Tnachlnes
in\a light ; wagon. //._: \:
v With' the engine driving the machine
ahead at -30 miles an.; hour,' the rear
left-. hub struck a roadside tree at the
coriiec. of Twelfth' avenue and"; the
county road, ripping the back , axle
away from the body, of the machine.'- :
Horse Shatters Glass; Guard
In spite of , the fact' that -Bowman's
horse's , head splintered • the glass wind
guard, Compton endeavored ;, to keep
control of. the car," and' was able :to pre
vent it from tiirning.over, but in sway;
Ingon the macadamized; road the rear
wheels slipped and- drove the back part
ofUhe, machine f into ; : the tree. \u25a0'
:r: r Eyewitnesses; of ; the accident and the
members of sthe5 the party declare that Miss
Gaffney sprang" from; her seat. 'The
girl;- struck on her -head; and;; fellvin
such . a /position as ': to '-.. become caught
in I the ,'r unning ' : gear, of the car and .was
fragged for 'fuiiy^3o. feet. When Chief
Martin and j bystanders ; rushed .to', her
prostrate form she was dead. . N "" .- .
,The/ party :in: the -wrecked . car was
composed 1 of employes, of the jLangley-
MichaeJs ; drug fcornpimy and ;' the ; Red
1 n gton ; drug.; company. ]f C./ M. Johnson
of ;the' Langley-Michaels 'company, and
livingfaT. - 1797 'McAllister/ street, "had
organized ; the * day's "s excursion;; around
the:bay.\ With? him; was ;Forris" McDon
ald^ a'ipostal of Clipper,
street, :>and-: Miss '_,Gaff ney, ; : Miss"; Helen
.Thomas '; of i 3375 :{: {r Army.*; street; ',' Miss
katherlncFordeof , ; 63l' Shotwell street
antf Miss I ' Vera>Schiultz? of ! 3058 iTwenty
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Continued {on C Page V 2 i\ Column 4
iPKoto 'diagram showing /jod?"
rd'cingXautdmobile grazed tree -at j
"side ofiroad 'throwing occupants to
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ground and sending, young girl io\\
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
' PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Aug- 7.— A score
of 'Society women and many wealthy
hotel guests < and summer -visitors :at
Narragansett. pier were found in . the
clubrooms iof the Narragansett^clubat
Narragansett pier at anTearly hour this
morning -jWhen j a raiding: party entered.
/ The ;raid' was entirely unexpected' and
resulted in a'clash of authority between
ChiefTof Police.Caswell and Constable
Cross, who , led' the raiders. More fthati
a' hundred- persons '.were? found :in the
quarters and their.' namesj were taken,
several, of the" women > present, in 'full
[Special ; Dispatch to The Call]
•/ RENO,. Nev., Aug. 7.— Assisted- by In- .
dians,; Mrs. .Patrick O'Hara.: known as
the '.'woman prospector,"; has been .at-j
tendlngher^ husband in the Tule canyon
district. since he accidentally/shot him
6elf iiitthe thigh while hunting; rabbits.
Mrs. b'Hara made her way into; Goldfleld '
yesterday, 1 after a drive over the scorch -
ingi Ralston- desert, in order to : secure }
supplies arid . medical": assistance. -After,'
the accident ftq her husband jirs.O'Hara,
'.;\u25a0\u25a0 BOSTON, ; A ug.\ 7 .-^A 15 ; : ye ar o1 d Do r - /
Chester,; gi rl, ;' Rose /; Pitnoff/> succeeded •-
today^in;.sw[rnrning f ; from iChariestown
bridge -to Boston ilight/fa? feat :attempt
ed r many'times'by,'many n 6f ? the"_best dis
tan^ef swimmprs ; of " ; the ;east,/but • here-"
tofore : accomplished '.by,- but one pefson, ,
Alois \u25a0'Aderle^of {New' Yorkl' i. • v
evening gowns, fainting at the ordeal.
While no names are given out, the raid
ers -acknowledge that several were
identified whose names were high in the
social •/ list of New. York, Philadelphia
and "Washington. \u25a0.'•>\u25a0 ~
After Constable Cross had guarded
the clubrooms for." nine hours he -was
placed . under arrest on a warrant by
Chief Caswell/ charging assault, and
when he. was taken to police .headquar
ters the owners of the rooms took the
chance of. removing. all.,evidence and
paraphernalia. "- Sensational develop
ments are awaited.
being afraid to risk journeying over. the
nine;miles of torrid desert from their
camp.intO; the nearest habitation, "un
dertook, with .the. aid of Indians, -to
supply !the 'careful ' nursing arid atten
tion that would -take the place/ of a
doctors- services. Believing that her
patient, had improved sufficiently, she
the hard journey herself, ar
riving yesterday. Xo blood poisoning
has set. in and'O'Hara will probably re
cover./ Mrs. -O'Hara returned today.
ty Seven -men competed against' Miss
Pitheff, .but /the 'cold ? arid fthe (baffling
tides, and currents that have made this
12 'mile course : one of , the "severest? at
tempted /by . swimmers 1 in this: country,
forced them out of the water. /i/
. ; "«\The girl - was } in ; the .water H .hours
50 Is minutes.: * • ;
YSST^RpplY^Brblaximum temperature,' s6 ;
F(ME(iih'^S^^rpDAY— Fair; fogg\f
\u25a0 y wrriinifamd ntehhyfrioderate west wind.
Searchers Discover Further Re«
mains of Murdered Family
Where Torso of Woman
Was Uncovered
Murder Suspect's Countrymen
Look Skeptically at Grew
some Relics and Declare
Yaraaguchi Innocent
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
GAZADERO, Aug. 7.— Four Jap
anese, countrymen of Henry
Yamaguchi, who is accused o£
the annihilation of the Kendall family
on their mountain ranch, visitetl the
scene of the murder today, looked
skeptically at the particles of human
bones lying about the dooryard and
declared Yamaguchi guiltless. ,
"Why do you think Yamaguchi -ia
innocent of murder?" M. Wakao, edi
tor of the Japanese American of San
Francisco was asked.
"Because he is a nice character/*
replied the Japanese.
"But why does he stay in hiding if
he is innocent?"
"We would like to know that, too,**
the Japanese answered. . . : "
Members of Party^^^ 4 '
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The other Japanese in the party
were F. H. Hirano, editor of the Jap
anese New World of San Francisco;
F s Yoshido, secretary of the Japanese
association of Santa Posa, to which
Yamaguchi belonged, and \V. K.
Hyama, who came as interpreter. M.
Kameda, a local Japanese, accom
panied the party to the Kendall
While the Japanese were there the
posse that had been out in the hill 3
all morning returned to housa
with a few more ghastly relics of the
dead, a handful of bones, including a
bit of the skull about the size of the
palm of a man's hand. These frag
ments of the Kendalls were found in
the canyon about a mile from the
house and in the same ravine in which
were found the torso of Mr^. Kendall
and the upper teeth of Tom Kendall.
Later these bones were stolen by a
party of autoists who were traveling
in a red touring car. It may be that
the' fact of the three deaths can only
be established legally by the triplicate
of certain bones. Therefore the au
thorities are making a vigorous search
for the miscreants.
The bones taken were a bit of the
skull, a portion of the shoulder blade
and a hip bone. The party consisted
of two men and two women and a
girl. They said they were from Spo
kane. Wash.
I A boy was at the place and saw the
people take some of the bones of the
Kendalls. The bones are considered
indispensable in estimating the num
ber of individual remains found at the,
When the theft of the grewsome
relics was discovered, Arthur Trosper
telephoned the fact to Sheriff Smith
and to the county constables, explain
ing the importance of the ghastly loot.
Curious Invade Ranch
The lonely little .meadow in which
the Kendall house is located was vis
ited 4 by r many curious folks today.
Nearly; every -passerby on the road
turned off at the; Kendall place and
drove! down the steep canyonside to
the peaceful cottage. Coroner and
Public --Administrator Frank L. Black
burn had posted a notice warning the
public not to trespass on the. premises.
,E::EJ Trosper, constable for the town
ship, has been appointed custodian.
But the notice did not deter the visitors
from overrunning the yard, gazing : at
blackened spots of earth where the
bodies might or might not have been
burned and picking out of ash heaps
bits df'bon^s and particles of clothing,
a tin shoe lace eye or an overall button.
.. . The ; Japanese came over -from Santa
Rosa about noon. They drove out- to
the .place/ Whila there has been about
Cazadero j the :most intense feeling
against .the "Japanese, the members ot
theVsherilTs posse who were at tha
Kendall ranch ' received Yamaguchi's
countrymen with courtesy and escorted
them ;to - the* spots ; of ; morbid interest. \u25a0 *
The japanesa were observant lof ,thm

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