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HARVEST.** A worldold tale of
development told in text and
pictures. THE SUNDAY CALL.
After Spending Eight Years in
Jail Kentuckian Wins Vic=
tory at Polls
fPorraer Secretary of State Was
Convicted of Complicity in
Goebel Killing
Republican Indorsement Over
Representative Edwards
Is Vindication
LONDON, Ky., Sept 15.— 8y the de
cisive majority of more than 7,000
Caleb Powers defeated Congress
man Don C. Edwards for the repub
: lican nomination for representative
from the eleventh congressional dis
trict of Kentucky in a primary elec
tion today.
Congressman Edwards is serving his
third term. Powers, who defeated him
for renomination, made his race upon
an appeal to the voters of the district
to give him the nomination as a "vin
dication" of his alleged complicity in
the assassination of Governor Gobel
in 1900.
Powers, who was secretary of state
at the time of the assassination was
confined in jail during eight years, his
first three trials resulting in convic
tion and the fourth in a disagreement.
Last year Governor Willson swept the
court records clear of all cases re
mainingjuntried in connection with the
Goebel murder by granting pardons to
Powers and several others.
The district has a nominal repub
. lican majority of upward of 20,000.
. CHICAGO. Sept. llS.— The renomina
tion of Speaker Cannon by a reduced
plurality and the neck and neck race
between Congressman George E. Foss
and his progrtssive opponents, as indi
cated :n the earlyjfeturns t were, fea
tures of today's primaries' Ijv Illinois.
The vote cast in the congressional
. districts in Cook county (Chicago) was
remarkably light, not more than a
quarter of the vote on the registration
books. The dounstate vote was much
Early returns indicated the renomi
nation of Lee O'Xeil Browne to the
state house of representatives and also
that of K. G. ShurtlefT, republican
speaker of the house, againEt whom a
determined factional fight has been
waged. Brov.-no was recently acquitted
..JLta. charge of having bribed a state
* representative to vote for. William
Lorimer for United States senator.
ISarly returns also indicated th« nom
ination of Ira G. Copley by the repub
licans of the eleventh congressional
district over George W. Conn Jr. This,
however, is not conceded by friends of
Conn, who claim the district by about
300. as against Copley's claim of 1,003
plurality. The fight in this district
has been one of the fiercest in the state.
Conn is said to' have been backed by
the stand pat element, while his op
. ponent declared himself an out and out
; . The closeness of the fight in the
: tenth district came as a surprise to
most students of the campaign. While
..• Foss, who is chairman of the commit-
X'jee on naval affairs, has always voted
with the regulars at Washington, he
\ stated in his campaign speeches that
'.some honths ago he had informed
£ Cannon that he felt free to reserve his
: - judgment as to how he should vote in
: .the next speakership contest. G. P.
I I?ns3ehaxdt campaigned on. an unmis
.. takable progressive platform and at
: lacked the present congressman on his
•" record on the tariff and as a supporter
• «t the Cannon rules. Forty-three pre
• cincts out of 147 in the district grave
Knglehardt 1,092 votes against 1,041
;' for Foes.
John C. McKenzie, republican pro
.. gressive, was nominated for congress
in the thirteenth district. Henry S.
Dixon received the democratic nomina
'.tion in this district.
. . In the third- congressional district,
• F.^f. Crowley. democrat, was nor
n: :rf fed.
\j. \Y. Wilson, republican incumbent,
•\u25a0'- v. - as nominated in the same district.
The defeat of H. S. Boutell. after
•- . many years in congress, by F. H.
' \ Gansbergen, who announced* himself as
\u25a0\u25a0 .[ a progressive, caused little surprise
..: locally. The regular republican or
. * ganization refused to indorse Boutell
\u25a0 on the ground that his record as a
-"standpatter" would insure democratic
success if he were nominated. Gans
bergen ran about 2,000 ahead of him.
As indicating the sentiment of the dis
trict, Arthur West, also a progressive,
hut running almost alone, polled more
than 1,100 votes.
Two years ago fipeaker .Joseph G.
Cannon, who was renominated today as
representative from .the eighteenth
Illincis congressional district, carried
Vermilion county by a plurality, of
5,666. Incomplete returns from this
. county indicate that Cannon's plurality
I will be about 3,250. Twenty-one out of |
72 precincts in Vermilion county give
Cannon 1,238 and H. B. Downes, his
opponent, 552.
Meager returns from other counties J
in the district indicate the earns falling ;
. off. The vote was very light.
Secretary of War to Proceed on
Jl* to Peking
HANKOW, China, Sept. 15.-^Jo6eph
21. pickinpon, the American, secretary
of war. arrived here today. The' party
came up the'Yangtse Kiang river, from
Shanghai. They will proceed -by train
. -to Peking, where the secretary wiilbe
received by, J&e .. prince regent. ;-
The San Francisco Call.
President Has Secretary
Write His Views on
Republicans '
Men Who Fought Reg
ulars in Party to Get
BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 15.—Bev
erly was not a little puzzled to
night as to the exact meaning. of
the letter made public here today in
which Secretary Charles D. Norton, re
flecting the views of President Taft, an
nounced; that the policy of withholding
patronage from "progressive" senators
and representatives had 'been aban
doned and that it was the purpose of
the administration to treat all republi
cans alike.
The letter was written to an un
named political leader in lowa, an in
surgent stamping ground. No interpre
tation of the document could be ob
tained from official sources.
Variety of Interpretations
It was admitted that a variety of in
terpretations might be placed upon it
from the viewpoint of different politi
cal observers, but it was insisted that
the letter was simply a formal an
nouncement of a policy that soon would
have been discovered in various ap
pointments of postmasters that are
about to be made in some of the "pro
gressive" states.
The suggestion that the letter seemed
to indicate a turn toward the "progres
sives" on the part of Taft was made
by a statement that he always had
been a "progressive" himself and that
his record for progressive legislation
during his first year in office had never
been equalled by any other republican
Taft Not Disappointed
It was not admitted at he executive
offices that recent "progressive" success
in states like lowa, Kansas, California
and Wisconsin had influenced the presi
dent. Neither was it admitted that re
J [Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, Nev.. Sept. 15. — Two suspects
arrested by Sheriff Bradley and a posse
after a 60 mile chase on suspicion of
being implicated in the holdup of the
Southern club were released tonight
after proving incontestable alibis.
Chris Weber, one of the prisoners,
excited considerable suspicion owing
to the- fact that he. had $2,100 in money
orders in his possession. The other
youth, a member of a prominent _Elko
family, quickly proved his innocence.
The authorities are shielding his name.
Both men were captured on a trail
leading from Ely to Cobre, the junc
V [Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAX RAFAEL, SepL 15. — Coroner F.
E. Sawy/jr received a telephone mes
sage from a friend of- former Governor
Dr. George C. Pardee today notifying
him that the purse and handbag which
Miss Florence Pardee carried in the
fatal auto when . she lost her life on
Corte Madera hill Sunday are missing.
The report follows close upon the heels
of the ghoulish crime of Tuesday, when
a thief looted the capsized auto of its
fittings and escaped with his booty
after a spirited pursuit, in which six
shots were fired' by members . of the
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.— Acting
Secretary of the Treasury Andrew said
today that he had - employed tempora
rily the well V known metallurgist and
chemist of New .York, Charles . Mm- ;
deloff.to make a' report on the assay
ing, weighing,: melting and refining of
gold in the New ' York assay office _ and
LOS . ANGELES, . Sept 15.— When
pretty Mrs. Clara Stewart; arrives. in
San Francisco tomorrow on the steamer
President she probably will be arrested
on a charge of bigamy- Believing
the woman has no - fewer than • three
husbands living, „ Frank Murphy,, her
latest" spouse e wore to a complaint toY
"\u2666" — ;—; — :—:: — : r~ — ~~ — ~~ ~~ — ~~ — ——•"
fcults in these states were at all dis
pleasing: to him.
Taft declared, last winter that his
test of real republicanism was support
of the party's*, national platform. All
the progressive states have announced
fealty to this platform and the presi
dent is &aid to.be more than willing
to take the progressive leaders at their
word, and /he assuredly- will give them
an opportunity this winter to carry
some more of the platform pledges' into
effect. .
The president declared, through Nor
ton, that the value, of federal patronage
has been greatly over estimated, " but
taken for what it may be worth, he
'Joes not propose to let it stand any
longer as a hindrance, to party har
mony. \u25a0, \u25a0
Objection to. lnsurgent
Distinct objection is raised at Bev
erly these days to the term "insur
gent." On the other hand, there is a
disposition to point out many of Taft's
utterances and cats of the past as evi
dence of a real progrcssivencss on his
part. It is also pointed out that the
president has had to work with the
machinery his party gave him..
It is intimated that in the speech he
is to deliver before the national. league
Continued on : Page i, Column 7
tion of the Southern Pacific railroad.
Their descriptions had been furnished
the officers, who believed themselves
to be hot on the .trail of two of the
fivo. bandits who held' up the gambling
Little credence is attached to a let
ter posted at Salt Lake and written on
the stationary of a well known hotel
there, in which the writers said that
they were the robbers who held up the
Southern club. They advised the au
thorities not to seek them in the sage
brush, as they "slept, every night in
comfortable beds." The letter is
thought to.be a' practical joke.
The disappearance; of -the purse and
handbag, is a complete mystery. At
the home of E. J. Malmgren, where
members of the injured party received
first aid, no trace of the articles has
been found. Mrs.' Malmgren, who, with
her -son arid husband,, gave the. unfor
tunate/autoists every assistance
comfort, and sheltered Mrs. 11. J. Sadler
over night, could give the authorities
no clew-to the missing 'articles, v
Several .articles were; taken' for safe
keeping after the accident ; -, to . the
Malmgren", home,?. but the V handbag -and
purse were,' not among them. '
the_mints -at San • Francisco,, Denver
and Philadelphia. His report will deal
with the present methods in ; the in
terest... of; * economy. . Mindeloff will
reach \ San' Francisco . early, next 1 month?
The v treasury \u25a0department is determined
to economize on^the' coin irig,' of "\ gold
and ...'the/. appointment ;oti Mindeloff is
the ' first. step in that dii-ection.'' :*
day Uhe^local,- police^have tele
graphed[the. San Francisco i officers to
" arrest j her!' 'According to \ Murphy, -his
' wife ; was i married in SanV Francisco •in
; 1 90? .: to * Jack Stewart. ' iJater?- Murphy*
alleges/ she' wasjmarried to J: H.; McCoy
in -Vancouver,-- returning 'tbTsa'nVF'run- 1
cisco. last .year. , She*met ; 'Murpny;*and'
•\u25a0became hlsvwif c. ; •"•. -V^-'^v- - : -i~ySZz^ ;Xi
Commissioner of Immigration
Takes Down Some More Bars
on the Exclusion Gate
Prefers Charges Against Doctor
J.E. Gardner and Removes
Two Inspectors
HART 1 11. NORTH, in an attempt to
. divert the 1 conflagration that "seems
to be headed his way yesterday start
ed; a backfire by .preferring; charges
against^Dr. John E. Gardner,' the noted
Chinese scholar, who. for more than 30
years has been attached 'to the Chinese
bureau as an inspector. The charges,
say Gardner's brother, officers, can . not
be substantiated,. arid, Gardner, who de
clinesto discuss them, shows no signs
of trepidation. > . -
Preliminary to' preferring these
charges. and in anticipation of the ar
rival here next Monday of the liner
Manchuria with .an < unusually large
number .of Chinese immigrants, North
carefully removed two more. bars from
the exclusion gate. Inspector Laurits
Lorenzen, whom 'Chinese with- crooked
papers^ have learned to ; fear,; has been
dispatched to New York, rand -/Watch
man David F. Graham, '.who has -done
more than. any." member, of the- service
Continued on Page. '£,' Column 4
Low Backciit Only Freak in
Women's Fashion This Win=
ter, Says' Redfern
[Special Dispatch to . The Call] ] \u0084 v
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.— Safe, sane
and stately even as an imposing pa
geant of : royalty shall you - promenade
this season, -ladies, jf you walk" in the
steps laid \ down by the '--great : dresser,
Poynter Redfern of Paris, London, Nice
and New- York. . He ; came in today \u25a0 on
the White Star liner Adriatic." '.* • ;
To the' ragbag, or comic opera with
the hobbles, knee, semiknee and ankle,
as -. far as Dictator Redfern is .con
cerned.' It's not of your ankles he
would have you \u25a0 think, but of ' your
backs. No; shoulders will-not do. "v.
"V*elvets,"/he : said* s^veep'ingly,, when
The Call correspondent asked' what {the
well 1 dressed woman,' would ' wear ".this
winter. ."Velvets ;on- the .street, in
doors and" m the evening. Many. cloaks
will be of ; velvet -and'' there -is -rieyer
anything, handsomer; for the -woman
of good figure than-a* velvet gown. The
newest colors" will? be trie violets, . in
anticipation of the? coming coronation.
, "And the -gowns will be cut low, yes,
very -low; in! the j neck." .! !
He 'Jid : not explain; just how low,-ex
cept, by a general,' wave of- the hand
downward. But an obliging, woman,'
who showed some of the exquisite
gowns did. . V ' ; ; . *
"To the corset line," she said without
a'tr'emor/ : > '•\u25a0,-•; ': ! .\u25a0 './ '-\u25a0 -' : '' V
- But this ). back cut .is the » only ex
treme < this maker ;; of j fashions • will " per
mit!. Everything ;else,;. Redfern ; says,'
wiil be.as it ought to be, •practical "arid
simple. - I -" ;
/"Nothing but a freak, he saidof-tha
present hobble skirt. - "The wearing of
it is* simply! a^lot of mad people follow;
ingr!one"- mad person." . - . V ?
;WiH'Remain^at Home: to
\u25a0i^'X: ..:- \:4"^ :
; PHILADELPHIA, .. . .Sept. . ;:-15J -^An
nouncement i is ?s?ade ; at BrynMawr,, col
lege)HhaV- i Missl ; HelenV.Taft;>"daughtef i
offiPresid|n^Taf<A:WillJnot; return;! to
cpllegerjthisjryear.^ Instead,*';, it* is 5 7 'de-!
ciared';^heT-willf&'tayJat T '-h*e*r .^lfome'/and
assist '\ her f mo tlier- in £ her £ many i social
, duties^.:.- V >>'•**\u25a0;*>«-.-: -;>~ -i~-;^"^^.i.-;/-v^.; (
•: Officials involved : in : present police tangle: Chief of Police John
B. Martin, tipper; ' Mayo r'- P. H: McCarthy, \u25a0 lower right, and District
Attorney Charles M . Fickert. .- M^T
Society Matrons Scored : by Del*
vegate to Druggists' Coriven= !
tion for Using -Tobacco
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PITTSBURG,' Pa.,, Sept., 15.—Cigar
ette smoking and the use Tof tobacco in
any form by women were denounced in
resolutions adopted by the' delegates! to
the : annual convention .of the
organization of the; National Associa
tion of Retail Druggist's.!.// '
, -Mrs. 'William Estell Lee, of Philadel
phia, the president' of 'the; organization,
started " the session which ' preceded ' the
adoption of .the resolution jby^declaring
that one of the biggest tobacconists in
the .eastern part of the; country V had
told .here that his best: customer 'was a
girl at one of the leading-girls' colleges
in "the cast. , '".Mrs."' Lee -said: -y . .
-''The^constantly ..growing habit of
smoking cigarettes by society 'women
and {>: others " ; throughout * the
States should receive, the severest"cen
surebylthe well meaning person. .' The
inhaling of cigarette \ smoke ;not; otily
detracts < from £ a^woman's; beauty by
giving^fa yellow, muddy.* tlnge^ to I her
complexion, but injures her health: as
well.'-' \u25a0-\u25a0' ;\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0' .*'\u25a0'•.\u25a0•'-\u25a0 \u25a0 -\u25a0 ' '\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 '"'\u25a0' •
' "Then there are the.little tots," the in
no cent children who certainly /will fail
to respect i a mother -whom % they, see
| daily r going^ about the '^ house -puffing
I rings'of smoke from a cigarette. Soon
i they., also- will learn \u25a0 the y habit r from
i the" mother,- and their growth* wills. be
stunted, their, general health- injured
and their mental faculties 'dulled,-ren
dering rthem backward ;> at > school j arid
\u25a0 ."consequently i when "they -attain : matur
ity they will be handicapedin the stern
battleof life." ' - '-;./,:
'-When .asked about the effort^ to have
Mrs/ I^ichoias Longwortrf stop smoki ng
cigarettes Mrs.' Lee said: .' t : /,,.", *
. "We /have nothing., to ""do * withrMrs/
Longworth. \ -" Whatever sli e i does > must
rest on her, own: conscience.- 1 She must
take carei6f;herself.'V ;J- : /. .'.:'
•\u25a0.;. : ;^-'--.;ARRivE?^sIiANQHAI
':':) SHANGHAI, ; > Sept.' 15.— The 'represent
atives ( of "'several "chambers ."of I* com:
j International jtmde.Vafrivedfhereitodayv"
,The.^visitors*.\were^^cordially/r received
pfficlall^andibyftheipublici. ,- Z ''\u25a0''\u25a0'\u25a0 :,Y?§.
Scheme Is Rejected by Vote : of
4;009 to 1,402 in the Col=
lege City
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[Special: Dispatch -to The* Call]
BERKELEY, Sept. 15.— 8y a vote of
4,009 against to* 1,402 for annexation to
Oakland,- Berkeley, rejected today the
plan to unite the two cities in one com
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 , • - \u25a0 \u25a0«,..-.
monwealth. " The vote was a little less
! f
j-than 3 to 1, the annexationists showing
| "greater, strength than wa3 expected by
fopponeritslof the measure.
-'.-Interest in the election was so great
that out of 'a registration of 7,272, more
than 5,410 votes were cast.
\u25a0 ; ;_ln; North Berkeley the'^anti-annexa
tionists carried! all -the -precincts, the
ratio being as high as 25 to 1. In East
Berkeley, 1 especially around the campus,
the /vote \ was also , overwhelmingly
against. " :
\u25a0 -In West; Berkeley.the annexationists
made.a thorough campaign v and carried
the precincts by; 562 in; favor of an
nexation to . lj>7>against it. • In South
Berkeley the ratio was about 2 to 1,
the votes cast being 398 . for annexation
and 72S opposed
-" In Oakland the vote was light, going
for annexation 'by ;9' to* 1. The total
registration in that city is about 17,000.
Only '3,24s^ballots .were cast.
V.- Complete' returns for Oakland showed
2,92o 'votes in favor and 325 against
annexation. Every "section of the city,
including the annex. Voted in about-the
same- proportion for the. proposition.
; 'In Berkeley .the opposing, forces were
jvery^busy' all day.. Automobiles were
used by the score throughout the city.
In ' the strongj.antl -annexation • centers
the, voters were i taken to the polls as
fast, as they could'be accommodated.
\u25a0*•'. In^ Oakland'^ there" was -no special
: effort made to "get ' out a vote, as it
was i taken ', as . a . matter , of course that
the opposition* there • would be;, practi
cally nothing. As ; the law, required that
both* cities should.. give a. majority in
favor of ; annexation,"^ Berkeley's defeat
of it settled the question.-, Mayor Hodg
tiead made 'the following statement
upon the '. returns : '•'
"The result of the >. election is" em
phatic enough to*, have a meaning.- It
was not , an expression -of the pibple
on the subject' of a possible city and
county government'' about "the bay at
some^future time. :That issue was not
involved.^ Buf-it was notice^to all con
cerned that Berkeley will. never sub
mit* to plain annexation to Oakland and
the surrender, of its name and all local
autonomy.,- , ' .
-•''The methods adopted to bring. about'
the"; annexation did not inspire the
fidence :qf the: people.* %'
''The^number "of' votes in favor of
annexation was -less ,than the number
signed : the petition -for an elec-'
tlbn'.Vshowing that many; signed 1 under
a misrepresentation as to the character
of .the consolidation^ proposed .and also
showing: }that».fu"rth«r safeguards and
Vest^ic^onsfshVuld^be ; placed 'upon the
' thoughtless i- practice and ! accomrao
datins*;;habit; of 'signing!' petitions.
YESTERDAY— -Maximum temperature, 64 ;
56; .04 of an inch of rain.
TQRfptiST \u25a0;. FOR TOD A Yr-Umettled
.{JtKqther^^ht showers m the morning; light
south iwiridfr changing ~to moderate west.
McCarthy Scores Laxity of De
partment and Prepares to
Swing Ax .
Caustic Letter Sounding Offi*
rial's Death Knell Will Be
Considered by Board
MARTIN has been invited to
- eliminate himself from the ad
ministration. He has been given hia
choice of two methods: the harakiri
or the boot. Martin will select the
former as offering the advantages of
speed, dignity and directness. The
urgency of the separation has been
impressed upon him by Mayor Mc-
The chief still insisted last night
that he would not resign. His friends
said he would. «They added that he
had been selected as the sacrifice to
the wolves who have been press
ing hard upon the administration
sleigh. .They also delivered themselves
of some unkind remarks upon the sub
ject of P. H. McCarthy, Harry Flan
nery, et al. The mayor and his "pre
mier citizen," they said, had found
Martin entirely too provincial for their
more ambitious plans for a greater
Paris— a consolidated entity, its right
wing in Chinatown, its left wing m
Mason street, its claws in Pacific
street, and. its beak pointing toward
Van Ness.
Martin Incumbrance
"Nonsense and tommyrot," came the
reply. The mayor had found Martin
an incumbrance instead of an up
lift. It was added in further ex
planation that the administration had
been sullied by tales of Chinatown
graft, Barbary coast recklessness and
tenderloin laxity. Martin was to
blame. Ergo, Martin must go.
The rumors, reports and innuendoes
assumed new significance during the
afternoon when the chief was called
into conference with the mayor. .The
colloquy was brief and apparently to
the point. The mayor denied that
Martin's resignation was at his dis
posal. Later in the day a document
emerged from the mayor's office which 1
pointed its index finger at the chief
and cried out between every pair of
lines; "I mean you." The document
was addressed to the police commis
sion. It is to this body, apparently,
that the privileges of the last sad rites
have been delegated. The commission
will meet in special session at t '
o'clock this afternoon to consider the
mayor's communication. At about the
same time the wise ones predict that
the chief will pass out.
Before retirement, ilartin could re
gain his place upon - the pension list
and leave the service with a $1,200 an
nuity. Gossip has awarded his epau
lets to Captain Eugene-Wall or Ser
geant J. J. O'Meara. These calcula
tions have grown »out of the emphatic
language of the pronunciamento from
the city executive.
"It becomes my duty at thi3 time."
begins the. mayor's letter in .solemn
tones, "to. again. lnvite the attention of
your! honorable board to the conditions
existing In the department over which
you have, control, : and to other condi
tions throughout the city which are
consequent upon the evident laxity oa
the part of your subordinates."
The reference of the censorious digit
is unmistakable.
" "Since* last addressing you upon the
vital subject of the efficiency of the
police department," the mayor | pro
ceeds,;"!* have as a result of > careful
aiidi continued personal; investigation
been impressed with the fact that the
department is not organized or.oper
ated upon that proper and practical
basis which alone can insure the high
est.degree of efficiency from each and
every 'subordinate.'*
Direct Charge
: The % direct accusation is then made
in this; language: .
. "It is obvious that special privileges
have " "been -. * attended' through. t±.s

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