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JOHNSON GAINS
SUPPORT FROM
UNITED PARTY
Practica!ly v Every Republican in
State Helping Campaign
to Elect Governor
VV. R. Ellis Reports Harmonious
Activity After Visiting
Fifteen Counties
Hiram Johnson, in his gubernatorial
rampaSgn. has the support of prac
tically every republican in the state
Df California, according to the report
brought back from the country dis
tricts by W. R. Ell^s. who has been ar
ranging for Johnson's tour in the Pac
ramento valley and the "mother lode"
mountain <i:strirts. All the districts
whirh Ellis has visited have shown
nr. usual energy and willingness in
smoothing the way for the Johnson
tour.
Party leaders are working together
in a spirit of harmony that is almost
tinprecedented In the recent history of
state campaigns. Ellis' tour ' on ar
rangements brought him into contact
with the county committees and party
leaders 'in the counties of Siskiyou.
Shasta. Tehama. Butte. Yuha. El Do
rado. Amador. Calaveras. Tuolumne.
Stanislaus. San .Toaqiiin, Merred, Ma
dera and Fresno. On his return he
was enthusiastic concerning the recep
tion that had been accorded him and
the promise of big meetings for, Joh
nson at every town.
EVrHTTSIXSM FOR JOHNSON
EHis describes th*» spirit of the
\country districts as follows:
The republicans of California are
more harmoniously united on our
candidate for governor than upon
any other gubernatorial candidate
in the last 20 years. The senti
ment Is prevalent that the will of
the party, declared at the open
polls in a decisive, and unmistak
able manner, shall be respected.
I did not expert to find my work
so pleasant and • easy. The fact
that I was able to cover 14 or 15
counties, froni Siskiyou to Fresno,
arranging for 11 night mass meet
ings and about 30 day meetings in
less than 10 days, is evidence
enough that the sledding was easy
— that at every jump of the way .1
was striking hands with enthusias
tic Johnson people. \u25a0
BIG CAMPAIGN RALLIES
The reports from Dunsmuir, Red
ding and Red Bluff are all to the
effect .that the Johnson mass meet
ings this week were all record
breakers in the line of anmpaign
rallies. It will be the same way
right down the line. The moun
tain counties are getting ready to
put it all over the valley districts
in demonstration of uncofralled en
thusiasm when Johnson heaves in
sight.
Another thing tl>at is indicative
of the spontaneous sincerity of this
Johnson sentiment is the fact that
in all the territory he is now can
vassing the local county commit
tees are. voluntarily taking care of
the local expenses, ' such as hall
rent, advertising, brass bands, fire
works, bonfire?*, etc. • In former
campaigns a different spirit, pre
vailed. The state committee was -
supposed to finance the state cam
paign. _
CONFIDENCE OF AM. CLASSES
But now. a new spirit possesses
the interior districts.. They real
ize that they have their say In the
political game and that they are
paying it with all the hilarity that
the small boy displays when for the
first tim« he gets out on the street
with his new red wagon.
Everywhere I went I found old
time party leaders who had at the
primaries conspicuously opposed
Johnson, but who now are out in
the open, frankly declaring- them
selves loyal to his candidacy.
It is a. great tribute to the splen
did personality of our indomitable
candidate that he should so com
mand the confidence of all classes
and elements of the party and so
appeal to the soberer," second
thought of the masses, of the party
that they are even now prepared to
go to the polls and vote to make
his election unanimous.
LEADER HARMONIZES PARTY
Not a single republican paper in
the state, that I know of. which
opposed Johnson before the pri
maries now withholds Its indorse
ment of. his candidacy.
I repeat, Johnson's leadership
harmonizes the republican party
more truly than the candidacy of
any aspirant for governor in this
state within the last 20 years.
And, further, nowhere did I hear
any talk about knifing any part of
the ticket. My sober conservative
estimate is that Johnson will be
elected by a plurality of 100,000 and
that he will carry with him the en
tire ticket by an overwhelming
margin.
GRAIN HANDLERS TO
GET 40 CENTS AN HOUR
Exporters in Portland Say the
Wage Is Not Too Much
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PORTLAND, Sept. 23. — Declaring
that 40 cents an hour is not too much
pay for the services of a grain handler
on docks in Portland under existing
conditions, and refusing firmly to join
in any movemerit*lo Involve himself in
a general open shop fight, Theodore B.
Wilcox, a prominent grain exporter and
flour manufacturer, practically settled
the outcome of the difficulty between
the grain handlers of Portland and the
'exporters. Wilcox was supported in
his contention > by Ben Celling and C.
E. Curry, the latter'a Portland exporter.
The question was brought up at a
.meeting of the trustees of the chamber
of commerce and the chamber's river
and harbor committee. Heads of the
grain exporting houses present were:
Peter Kerr of Kerr. Gifford & Co,
Walter J. Burns of Ba If our, Guthrie &
Co.: 0., E. Curry of the Northwestern
warehouse company; Joseph W. Ga
nong, vice president and general man
ager of the Portland flouring: mills,
and Wilcox.
A resolution was adopted to the effect
that the sense of the meeting was that
the open shop principle should be ex
tended to the grain trades.
PLOT AGAINST EMPEROR
OF JAPAN IS DENIED
Police Say Anarchists Were Ar
rested for Bomb Making *
TOKYO. Sept. 23.— Official and posi
tive denial was made today of the re
cent statement of the Hochi Shfmbun
that a conspiracy against -the life of
the emperor had been discovered among
tome of his own subjects and the plot
ters arrested.
The policy state that, a number of
anarchists have been arrested on sus
picion of having been engaged In the
manufacture of bombs: -
The leader of the alleged anarchists
Is one Kotoku, who was formerly con
nected with a Tokyo newspaper, and
at one time lived in America, where it
is believed he was associated with a
political oreanization on the Pacific
croaet. }"» «.v.-«ainc trialwith the
ethers.
CHICO CROWDS
GIVE JOHNSON
GREAT WELCOME
Republican Candidate for Gov»
eraor Evokes Outbursts of
Enthusiasm by Speech
Curry Sends Message Promising
Support and Proposing Con=
ference on Campaign
By W. RUSSELL COLE
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO, Sept. 23. — Before 1,000 per
sons gathered here tonight in the old
armory hall. Hiram TV. Johnson set
forth the principles- of the new repub
licanism of California in the most stir
ring address that has come from his
lips since the campaign began. Chico
gave him a great reception, 'and in re
turn he gave those who crowded into
the hall a .'straight from the shoulder
speech.
Time after time during the 45 min
utes that he occupied the platform.
Johnson was interrupted by storms' of
handclapping and outbursts of enhusi
asm.of the most spontaneous kind.
Every seat in the hall was filled and
standing room was at a premium.
The meeting was presided over by M.
L. .Mery, and in addition to Johnson's
speech there were addresses by Alex
Gordon and Judge A. G. Burnett, who
are accompanying him on' his tour of
thiS part of the state. *
WELCOME AXD BAXQUBT
The welcome to Chico began 12 miles
out on the road this afternoon, just
after Johnson's automobile had crossed
into Butte county, when .two automo
biles filled with Chico republicans met
his car and escorted it into the city. I
The chairman of the 'reception com
mittee which greeted his was Florence
J. O'Brien, the defeated republican can
didate for the nomination of secretary
of state. Others in. the party wer<» J.
T. Bevans, H. W. Camper, former As
semblyman W. J. Coster, Dr. J. "W. Har
vey, Phil Erickson, . A. S. Jones, John
Brisroe, State Senator A, >E. Boynton
and Chairman George Mansfield of the
county committee.
Johnson was tha guest of honor at
a banquet given by the local commit
tee at the Hotel Diamond at 6 o'clock
tonight. Just before S o'clock a band
arrived at the hotel and Johnson was
escorted to the hall.
SUPPORT FROM CURRY
Johnson was met on his arrival here
in Chico, tonight by George W\ Fieks
of Sacramento, a close personal friend
of Charles' F. Curry and an attache of
the latter's office, bearing a message
to him from Curry assuring him active
support and good will.
Ficks was emphatic in the statement
that the man who contended with John
son for the primary nomination was
prepared to do everything in his power
to forward the interest of the repub
lican ticket.
Besides delivering this message ( of
good will, Ficks' purpose In visiting
Chico was to reiterate the invitation
already extended by Curry to Johnson
for the latter to meet him Sunday in
Sacramento to discuss the affairs of the
campaign. It Is expected that at the
time Curry will offer to take any part
in the fight which Johnson may deem
desirable.
PLEA FOR EXPOSITION BOXDS
In his speech tonight Johnson made
a strong appeal in behalf of the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition state bond issue
and his audience signified approval of
the world's fair project by applauding
heartily. Johnson said:
I have one boon to ask of you in
. the name of the city of San Fran
cisco, and I ask this with utmost
•confidence in the belief that you
and the people of the whole state
of California tie a unit with use of
San Francisco in the desire to.
make this exposition the greatest
that ever has been held in the
world.
It is not through selfish motive
that we ask your co-operation, but
because we know that this .fair
will be of benefit to the people of
every section of the state. Without*',
hesitation, therefore. I ask thar
you grant this boon, to the city of
San Francisco. ..
Johnson declared, as he has at every
meeting, that the dominant issue is
the issue of the people against the
interests.
FIGHT AGAIXST IIEKRI.V
He said that the fight is to wipe out
of the government of the state, just
as it was wiped out of the republican
party at the primary election iv Au
gust .the malign influence of William
F. Herrin and the Southern Pacific.
He-* continued:
However honest our opponents
may be in their declarations that
they would bring about the same
\u25a0 ends for which we are striving —
and I will not question the sin
cerity or honesty of their motives
— it is nevertheless true that it is
to the insurgent, progressive move
ment within the republican party
that the state must look for the
carrying out of these reforms.
A defeat of the republican party
this fall would be in no wise a
victory for the democratic party
but a victory for the reactionaries, -
for the standpatters, for the "in-,
terests" and for William F. Herrin
and the Southern Pacific.
However honest our opponents
may be and however pure person
ally in their views and intentions,
the fact remains that every one of
these influences I have mentioned
are against us and aligned with
AGAIXST ASIATIC LABOR
Johnson talked of the national sig
nificance of the present fight fn Cali
fornia and then discussed at some
length a few of the principal planks
in the republican state platform.. His
declaration in favor of the • exclusion
of Asiatic labor won a hearty round of
applause. ..
: He also touched .upon such matters
of reform as the shorter ballot, the de
mand for a pure Australian ballot,
simplification of the direct primary
law, the passage of a new and adequate'
employers' liability law. direct legis
lation and direct vote for United
States senator. ~- \u25a0'": "'.>{*/
SQUARE DEAL FOR PEOPLE
In concluding with a repetition of
his assertion . that the great dominant
issue still to be faced was the expul
sion of Herrin and ' the Southern (Pa
cific from the government, Johnson ex
claimed:
' i I grow a bit suspicious when I \
hear a man talking too much about
a square deal on every side and
dilating.on what is due to the in
terests. I stand for a square deal
and every; honest, man stands for a -•\u25a0
square 'deal;* but- what*, we have to'
look out for, is a square deaf for;'
the people. \u25a0\u25a0— \u25a0 *»
The interests and the great mon-
ied corporations are strong enough
and powerful enough to get their
own' square deal. They , will see. .: '
to that; but it takes somebody :
- with determination and- energy to ;
see that the : great unorganized
mass of the people get the same
square deal. \u25a0•\u25a0/ '. "' \ . '
.Our^object is to seethat the gov
ernment controls- "the .interests -
rather than that: the Interests con
trol the government,;.
EARLY TRIP'I.V AUTOS ' "
Not only the city of Chico.' j but -/all
through Tehama county, .where the
THE; SAN ;; FRANCISCO} CALt;^ SATURDAY- SEPTEMBER 24; 1910.
Nobleman of Austria Rips
Japan's Reputation to Bite
Baron and Baroness R. : Dobblhoff and I the djg that caused all their troubles ,in Japan.
greater portion of today's trip was
made, Johnson was givefi splendid ova
tions. He made .two day speeches, the
first at Tehama and the . second ; at
Corning. '<-' - '
Leaving Red Bluff at 11 o'clock John
son and. hls r party, consisting of two
automobile loads and .including Alex
ander Gordon, nominee for railroad
commissioner from the first district, and
Judge A. G: Burnett, candidate for re
election to the appellate court of \u25a0 the
third district, made the' run to Tehama
in time for a noon meeting. The town
consists of a few. small stores vand
houses, but about 75 men gathered
about the corner where the speaking
was held.
In preparation for Johnson's visit,
a platform had been erected on a big
hay truck, and was decorated with
bunting and banners.
HEART TO HEART TALK >
The impromptu stage on wheels had
been drawn up to. the sidewalk before
one of the principal stores and there,
in the deep shade of a couple of mag
nificent black walnut trees, the repub
lican leader delivered his message to
the voters who clustered about'him. It
was more of a heart to heart talk than
a speech, *and at its conclusion Johnson
stepped down from the . platform and
shook hands with nearly every man in
the gathering.
From Tehama a quick trip was made
to Corning, where the party had
luncheon before going to the meeting
scheduled for 2:30 o'clock. While the
opera house was filling Johnson held
a reception on the sunny plaza before
the hotel and met scores. of republicans
who came to wish him well. Many of
them had never seen him before, for
this was one of the places which he
failed to reach on his former tour dur
ing the primary campaign.
CROWDS COME FROM FIELDS
The meeting at Corning was, in many
respects one of the most remarkable
that Johnson has held since the be
ginning of his present tour. The city,
which boasts of. not more than 250
voters, packed Its opera house with an
audience that numbered well over 400.
From miles around, through the rich
agricultural district surrounding Corn
ing, men left the orchards, the vine
yards and the fields and drove Into
town for the meeting.
It was an audience, too, that was at
tentive to every word, that was fairly
brimming over with enthusiasm at the
end. and that gave Johnson rousing
cheers when he left the platform.
A. L. Randall, chairman of. the re
ception committee, presided at the
Corning meeting and on the stage with
him were C. C. Chittenden. W. H. Rey
nolds and G. A. Hoag, other members
of the committee which arranged the
welcome. . «»
DEMOCRATS PROMISE VOTES
-The early afternoon was made a hol
iday throughout the town, many stores
and offices were closed, and the school
children left their class rooms and
were taken in a body to the , opera
house.
Johnson spoke for nearly an hour,
setting forth in the most fervent man
ner the . principal issues of the. cam
paign and pointing out the dual nature
of the contest arising from the national
significance attaching to the California
situation this year. .
At the end of the meeting many old
time democrats assured him that they
would this year vote the republican
ticket and some of them told him that
it. would be for the first time in their
lives. • \u25a0 :
The party left Corning at 4 o'clock
for the 30 mile ride to Chico, meeting
the delegation' from the latter' .city
about* half way to the destination' and
being escorted into the city about 5:30
o'clock. '..-',
Cowell Starts Campaign
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
: FRESNO, Sept. 23. — A. L. Cowell of
Stockton, who was selected by the
democrats about a week ago' to oppose
Needham for congress from the . sixth
district, opened his campaign in Fresno
tonight. The democrats of. this county
also opened their campaign, here to
night. In the course -of his address
Cowell attacked the record: of Need-:
ham as a supporter of Cannonand also
disputed his -sincerity, in denouncing
Cannon after the primaries. .
Exclusion Favored
[Special Disccich. to -The Call]
ST. HELENA. Sept. 23.— 1. G. Zuiri
walt. democratic 1 , candidate for- con
gress, addressed a large audience here
today. . He attacked the trusts and high
tariff. He advocated Chinese, Japanese
and Hindu exclusion "laws and spoke in
favor of the Panama-Pacific exposition.
Tupper Malone,- democratic candidate
for state treasurer, also spoke. • 'V.
CHOLERA ISSRREADING
FAST IN ETERNAL CITY
Eleven. New , Cases and Two
V /\u25a0^.Deaths in Day ; " '
>ROME:.lSept.:23.^-Duririg: the last 24
hours there -have : been 11 new- cases
of cholera and two' deaths. '
88,716 " f Deaths Jn Russia ;; > ;
- :ST. PETERSBURG.; : Sept. 23.— fh~e
figures > show v that during the present
cholera'epidemic'there have been, 191,
076^cases, with 88,716 Jdeaths' through
out the country. ' ".*. - " V ;"* ' ; - ;\u25a0\u25a0":\u25a0'"
>V.Ih v the week -ending 'September 17
there- was .a ; total; of 4,412. cases; and
2.071 v dea'ths. \u25a0; In -the last six days there
have b^een'3ol; new. ca»es-and:B3 deaths
in this>city. r lri 'the week previous
there/ were 339 .cases and . 136 deaths. ;'.
Naples Situation -Grave
..NAPLES; Sept. 23.-^The,cholera;situ
ation'.here" is; grave.- :_ There have -been
50 leases and; 3o \deaths.? i-I The local'."a'u
;thoritiesjwin:noradmit as'yet thatUhe
epidemic ; is chollfaJ :>. •/;
BELL SPEAKS AT
SANTA BARBARA
Candidate Says Orientals Should
Not Be Allowed to Own
Land in State
v
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA BARBARA," Sept. 23.— Through
the oil fields and. the fertile fields of
beans and sgar, beets and' the orchards
of ' Santa Barbara county Theodore A.
Bell and Timothy Spellacy. democratic
candidates for governor and lieutenant
governor, respectively, journeyed from
one end of the county to the other to
day, and tonight .held a meeting in the
old opera house in this city.
The candidates were taken from
Santa' Maria tq^Lompoc in automobiles
by H. Jessee, John Robbins, -Joe Mc-
Donnell, Ed Bedichek. Dr. W. F. Lucas
and Dr. H.» G.-Bagby. Nearly every
citizen of Orcutt was met by the candi
dates during a brief stop in the oil
town. "\u25a0•\u25a0...".. . * '.
s An enthusiastic meeting-was held in
Lompos at 1 o'clock in front of the
Arthur hotel. The boys' band furnished
the music and O. Hoover, a -prominent
democrat of the community, presided.
After speeches by Bell and ' Spellacy
three cheers were given "by the 150 per
sons, present for the democratic can
didate.."
ESCORTED TO HOTEL / '
Dr. H. C. Dimock and W.H. Schuyler
then took. the party. in automobiles and
motored, to Surf,, where they entrained
for Santa Barbara. Dr.,G. C. Binbride,
chairman of the county central .com
mittee; K. W. M. Ardis and County \u25a0Re
corder Mark Bradley met the party/ at
the station and escorted them to the
Potter hotel-. \u25a0 \u25a0 . - . .«. . •
The old I opera house was , comfort
ably filled when the meeting tonight'
was called to order by . Doctor Bain
bridg-e. . B/F. Thomas was chairman of
the meeting. .. ;,-. . . /
.After Spellacy had told the audieric€
that •he believ.ed he would be of gr^at
assistance to ' Bell at Sacramento in. the
event -of .their election, Bell was pre
sented' and went extensively Into .the
various issues of the campaign. He
was loudly applauded^ here, as well as
in : Lompoc, when he* announced him
self as opposed to Asiatic. immigration.
"I promise you that if elected gover
nor \ shall use all the; power* of that
office to check the ., invasion of our
state by the yellow and brown . labor
from Asia." said Bell. ,"I shall not
only use- the influence' of California to
have enacted a federal law. that -will
extend the provisions of the Chinese
exclusion act to c6ver Japan'eseT Ko
reans, '-i Hindus and other undesirable
orientals, but I will; recommend the
Legislature the enactment of the state
law that absolutely prohibits any Jap
anese, Chinese, Hindu V and > Koreans
from owning or leasing an acre of
California soil. The state of California
has "this" power, and" if lam governor.
I shall > do" my ; best ' to see -that it is
emphasized; ,^ ' :' • ;•-' V '
WHITE MAN'S LAXD
- '.'I want- the land' of California "re
served for. our children and. for. white
immigrants.- I want California for the
white- man," and I , want the people ; of.
California to help me in this, fight for.
the white man. I want the: soil of
California for "those .who are. eligible to
become citizens of the United^ States,
who * will .fight -v for its 'flag? if , the. ne
cesity arises, !who will help to, build; up
the country and who will not . extract
every possible.dollar. from the. "soil and
send, it all. to- some foreign. land." - .
.Bell and party, will visit IVentura and
Oxnard; tomorrow .morning- and:" then
proceed, to Los Angeles, .where, the big
meeting of; southern'.Californla will.be
held 'tomorrow night. ;.•
Democratic Itinerary / .:-
With . the< assistance of tha> 'demo
cratic, 'district > leaders' mv the southern
part i of* the^. state, : the {state:' central
democratic committee has arranged the
itinerary of;the Bell-Spellacy^campaign
from* Riverside north to.. Vallejo.v and
the' two-candidates were 'notified -last
night by wire of the'return course^ar
ranged"for them. ; The; itinerary, is fas
follows:';/ -v-;' ,J.":, J .": \;: ,:';>-
Lea-re Riverside 8:20 " a. m. . Thursday;' Sep
teml»er'29.nan-ire at Colton;8:3B; meeting . here
at 10 o'clock U <;- ..-.* '-\u25a0', . * . .-7 '\u25a0. \u0084* . . ;
.-•te«T<» ! Colton 12:01 p. m.. Golden State^lim
ited.! arrlre ; Imperial Junctioa 4:12 p. m:, leave,
at 4:3o.>arrivinK.-at Imperial 's:4o p. m.; Thur
sday. Speak -here • eventa}* of > SentenHxT; 29. -.-; C
tLeavc .Imperial, 8' a. i: mar Friday, : September
30. ,' arrive,*: at; Redlands '.Junction l.; 20; p.'-;ni,';
take- auto liere.' for ; such trips as county central
committee; has* proTided.-. speaking in RedUnds
at nlght.\,V-*- ,-i- V:.i '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0 . \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0•'•\u25a0. .'.s •\u25a0 \u25a0 ;-. \u0084-\u25a0 -.
Saturday. .October 1. all day.ln;anto at such
points *as \u25a0 may ibe arranged by loeah committees,
spoaking : in San • Bernardino in' erening," Octo
ber -1-. \u25a0\u25a0•''' ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '-'• \u25a0"•"-• --;.'"V:vt/. :\u25a0;--\u25a0;.•- .:\u25a0\u25a0- -~,;
\u25a0 I^ave San Bernardino Sunday. 1 morning .for Lbs
Angelef. ' :\ '\u25a0' , -r*t---tVI-,< -v--«;--'-i . ,'<-^" <::'\u25a0\u25a0— •\u25a0:
J- Leave : I>os Anjteles . S:2O Sunday * night " on i No?'
7^Soi!thorn:'Psciflc ' train. ;> arrivinc "' «t-" Bakers
field 7:10 1 a.'- m. ;' Jtonday. > . Take : auto^for Kern
river :oil;fleWs, . with IrspeechratiOiliCenter1 r speech rati Oil i Center :i at
noon; ' visitlnc such : other ; : points ; as r committee
may designate ; speak In , evening lat | BakersfteldJ'
\u25a0 Leave Bakeraflfld at 7 a.'.m...Tuesday,'Octo
ber 4, arrive Ft esno 10 o'clock ; • speak at Fresno
ennnty-fair in afteri*>oti: take auto after FpeecU
for Visalia, speaking at S:3O p. m. Tuesday,
October "4: ...
\u25a0 Leave Vlsalia by auto via Goshen Junction.
Travor, Kinfrsburs; sppak at Selma .at 10
o'clock. Fowlflr. at noon.
Continue via Fresno and Herndon; speak at
Mader6 at 3 o'clock: continue via Berenda. Win
ton,-. Athlone. „ speaking at Merced in evening,
Wednesday. October 5.
. . Leave .-Merced by auto October 6. speaking
.at Turlock at 10 o'clock an»l Modesto at noon.
| Leave Modesto by Southern Pacific train at
,2:52 p. m.. arriving at Port Costa 6:12 p. tn.
From Benicla to Vallejo by auto, speaking
there in evening. • .
Every body Says:
"UNCIVILIZED"
DECLARES BARON
Artist -Forced to Make Public
' Apology to Trainboy
, in Japan
Lap Dog and Vigorous Language
Stir Up AH Sorts of Trouble
in Nippon
? Baron R. Dobblhoff of Austria does
riot consider Japan a civilized land. "He
said that the little brown men have
no manners, that they stole their, art
from China, and that even their scenery
is ' ori . the blink. The baron arrived
here yesterday on the Chiyo Maru with
a wierd tale of persecution, in the re
lating of which, he left Japan -without
an institution worth while o;a shred of
reputation.
The baron is on Ms honeymoon, which
made It all the worse. His trouble
began when a little brown trainboy
made a grimace, which the baron re
sented as 'an insult ! to his bride. The
baron is an artist. He has a studio
in Paris. He was in Washington in
1907 painting a * portrait of former
President Roosevelt for the Peace pal
ace at The Hague. Being an artist, he
is sensitive. .During the Roosevelt
sittings he absorbed some of the colo
nel's impetuosity, and when, the Jap
anese boy offended, the baron "hit the
lineyhard," or. to use the baron's own
language, "I took the boy by the collar
of" his coat and threw him out of the
STRONG LANGHAfiE
The conductor .of the train showed
up in a few minutes and demanded an
explanation. According to one story,
the baron used, some pretty strong
language.; According to 7 the baron he
merely demanded . the name of the
president of the road so that he could
write to him and ask Jor an apology
for the tralnboy's insult.
The conductor, however, spied the
Chinese palace dog on the lap of the
baroness, and ordered it into the bag
gage car. There was more, strong
language from Phe baron.
According to the baron's fellow pas
sengers a Japanese nobleman, who was
on the overheard some of the
baron's remarks, which Included a few
cruel things about Japan. T^e noble
man took the matter up with the state
department, which took it up with the
Austrian embassy, and the.- embassy
Absolutely Pure
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compelled the baron to make public
apology to the Japanese trainboy and
the conductor.
APOLOGY OR J.VIIi
The baron admitted making the apol
ogy, but said that it was forced from him
by a series of persecutions that would
have been impossible in a civilized
country. He was finally informed that
he could either apologize or go to jail
for a year. Being on ht3 honeymoon,
the baron apologized.
But he is going to have his rev«nse.
He Is going back to Paris, where ho
will write a book advising tourists to
stay away from Japan, telling them
that they can not place any faith In
Lafcadio Hearn's alluring descriptions
or any reliance on the Japanese brand
of civilization.
GRAND JURORS ABSOLVE
STREET SUPERINTENDENT
City Attorney's Charges Are
Declared Groundless
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA CRUZ. Sept. 23. — Street Su
perintendent C. E. Greenfield was ex
onerated by the grand Jury today of
the charge that he was sruilty of ir
regularities In the management of the'
street department. In summing up the
evidence the grand jurors said that the
charges were groundless, although pre
ferred by City Attorney Osborne. At
first Greenfield wanted the city coun
cil to investigate the matter.
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