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Women who have caught ihe right
jingle have made fortunes out of
their songs. Read of them in —
The Sunday Call Next Sunday
Killing of Oklahoma Chief of
Police Causes Further
Taft's Promise to Avenge Burn*
ing of Man at Stake Satis
ties Diaz
Secretary Knox Calls Upon Gov
ernor Haskell to Prevent
Lynching of Fugitives
WASHINGTON. Nov. 13.—Con
fronted by a more delicate sit
uation than ever as a result of
the occurrences of the last two days,
the governments of Mexico and the
United States today are making every
effort to restrain their citizens from
acts of violence and to smooth over the
The serious problem resulting from
the burning at the stake in Texas of
Antonio Rodriguez and the riotous
demonstrations against Americans in
Mexico City and elsewhere, was further
complicated In the last 48 hours by
the shooting of Jesus Loza by Carlos
B. Carothers, an American, at Guad
alajara, and the assassination of Chief
of Police W. C. Temple of Anadarko,
Okla.. by a Mexican.
Taft's Stand Pleases Diaz
Ambassador de la Barra today pre
sented to the state dep^tment the dis
patch from Foreign Minister Creel in
which President Diaz expressed satis
faction over President Taffs assurance
that he would do all In his power to
punish those gulltv of the crime re
cently committed against Rodriguez in
s President Taft is being kept in
formed by wireless of developments in
the Mexican situation. His personal
friendship for President Diaz Is a
strong factor in the peaceful settle
ment of existing difficulties. In Presi
dent Taffs absence Secretary Knox
je taking every precaution to prevent
ofTens'is against Stexlcans in the terri
tory adjoining Mexico.
State Held Responsible <\u25a0
On learning of the shooting by a
Mexican of Police Chief Temple at
Anadarko and that 200 men were
searching for the assassin, the state
department sent a telegram to the
governor cf Oklahoma today to pre
vent summary vengeance if the fugitive
\u25a0was caught. The state department in
sists that the state authorities should
prevent such an occurrence.
Ambassador de la Barra telegraphed
today to the Mexican consul at Kansas
City, Mo., who has supervision over the
territory which includes Oklahoma,
ordering a full investigation of the
shooting of Chief Temple. He gave
especial instructions to learn whether
the assassin was a Mexican citizen.
Senor de la Barra also Is endeavor-
Ins to ascertain the nationality of
Antonio Rodriguez.
Hounds Seek Fugitive
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla.. Nov. 13. —
A telegram was received by Governor
Haskell tonight from Secretary of
State Philander C. Knox calling at
tention to the imminence of a lynch
ing in Caddo county as a result of the
Fhooting of Police Chief Temple at Ana
darko Saturday night.
Governor Haskell called the Caddo
county sheriff over the telephone,
warning him against careless ness in
handling the man should he be cap
Dispatches from Caddo county say
that the entire populace is joining in
the search for Oscar Opet, the accused
l -;Utxican. Bloodhounds were shipped in
from the state reformatory at Granite
and the county lines are guarded all
the way around. It Is believed that the
man will be captured soon.
Posses Search in Vain
ANADARKO. Okla.. Nov.' 13. — Though
posses have searched in all directions
for the Mexican who shot and killed
Chief of Police Temple here last night,
_he has not been found. The hunt for
the man, Oscar Opet, Is being kept up
by a large number of deputies and citi
Mayor Plum of this place has offered
a reward of $500 for the arrest of the
Mexican, and It is said Governor Has
kell will offer an additional $300.
It has developed that Opet did not
call Chief Temple to his door, as was
at first stated. It seems the man had
trouble with companions In a saloon
and was fleeing. He passed the home
of Temple, who ordered him to halt.
It was then that the Mexican turned
end fired.
Opet lives here the greater part of
the time.
Cessation of Violence
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 13.— Sunday, to
\u25a0which both the - authorities and the
American residents looked forward
with more or less uneasiness, passed
without renewal of the demonstrations
of the last few days, and the feeling
that the end of " trouble had come
seemed general.
There was no relaxation of vigi
{ 'ance by the authorities and tonight
strong patrols of police were on guard
Continued on Page 2, Column JH
The San Francisco Call.
Magistrate Issues Warrant for Bethany College Team
Player for Killing West Virginia University Captain
WHEELING. W. Va., Nov. 13.— A
warrant charging- Thomas McCoy, right
end of the Bethany college football
team, with murder in connection with
the death of Captain Rudolph Munk of
the West Virginia team was issued here
today by Magistrate R. G. Hobbs. The
action followed a partial inquest by
Coroner W. W. Rogers.
Munk sustained injuries in the game
between the two teams Saturday from
which he died five hours later- without
regaining consciousness.. The testi
mony was furnished principally by Ho
mer N. Young, a Pittsburg attorney,
who umpired the game.
The autopsy' disclosed that Munk's
death was caused by a blood clot at the
base of his brain and could not have"
been the result of a former injury.
McCoy lives at Canton, O. The war
rant for his arrest will be served to
In giving details of the way in which
Munk was injured. Young said the ball
was on Bethany's 30 yard line when
Munk started down the field for in
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
ST. PAUL. Minn., Nov. 13.— Fresh
from four months in Baden-Nauheim,
Germany, Jacob A. Riis of New York,
personal friend of Theodore Roosevelt,
spoke in St. Paul last night.
"How foolish it Is," he said. "for
people to regard the election of last
Tuesday in the light of a democratic
victory. Back of all the votes cast
Tuesday there is a principle that is
greater than democracy and republi
canism, the principle of "progressivlsm.
The people who in the light of the re
suit ar» predicting a democratic presf-
Aeri in two years are allowing them
PISA. Italy, Nov. 13.— William Mar
coni succeeded in establishing wireless
communication last night between the
station at Collano. near here, and Mar
coni stations in Glace bay. Nova Scotia,
some 4,500 miles distant, and Erythrea,
Italy's colony in northeast Africa, about
2,500 miles away.
General Spingardi, the minister of
war, and Signor Sacchi, the minister of
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
WASHINGTON. Nov. 13.— Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt* will deliver a lec
ture on the subject of big game hunt
ing in the African wilds before the
National geographical society in this
city next Friday night.
Beside being the colonel's first public
deliverance on: the subject of his long
trip in Africa it will also be his first
VANCOUVER, B. C Nov. 13.— A Van
couver hunting party returning from
a week's shooting In Jervis inlet, 130
miles north of this city, last night
brought back the body of Dr. H. S.
Ford, a prominent Vancouver physician,
who died from exposure in the forest.
EL PASO, Tex., Xoy. 13.— Rurales
are scouring the mountain sections in
the state of Chihiiahua,* searching for
a band of highwaymen who attempted
to rob the Santa Gertrude mines near
Parral, Mex., according to, dispatches.
After a battle, in which Adolpho
Soto, assistant superintendent of : the
TEGUCIGALPA, Nov. IS*— General
Jose Valladares, who has been oppos
ing the government at Arhapala.T it
was announced today, had sent , a
telegram to President ;Da villa ' ac
knowledging defeat and eayirig he -was
"He . was near the player with the
ball," Young said. "Munk was met by
McCoy, who ran toward Munk as they
both were running down the field. Ten
yards behind the scrimmage line, when
Munk was in front, McCoy, struck him
In the back of the head with his fist.
Both Munk .and McCoy fell, but the
latter quickly regained his feet, looked
at Munk and started off the field."
Umpire Young said that as the blow
appeared to him clearly intentional he
imimediately put McCoy . out. of the
game. No other witnesses were heard
today, but several players have been
summoned for tomorrow night, when
the inquest will be resumed.
McCoy left college this fall without
notifying the faculty and had not
played on the ' team for two weeks.
President Cramblett of Bethany* said
tonight that he was unaware that Mc-
Coy was to play In Saturday's game.
All the remaining games scheduled
by West Virginia university will be
canceled, including *the Thanksgiving
day game with Washington and Jef
ferson. .*} T^
selves to be blinded by an apparent
"Will Roosevelt be the party's candi
date in 1912?" he was asked.
"He does not seek that. With him it
is always methods and not men."
"If Mr. Roosevelt sees that the direct
demand of the people is for him to lead
this new party, will he accept the 1912
"He will not dodge such an issue.".
"Is there any other candidate?"
"None that would so fully represent
the Issue."
Rils has been for .*?0 years Roosevelt's
eor^Qdyin-t^Je^lojy fighter, biographer,
and fast friend.
[Special Cable to The Call]
public works, were present when the
messages were exchanged, between the
points stated.
After having thus started a new serv
ice, by which, it is expected, the rates
for wireless messages between Europe
and America will be greatly reduced,
Marconi went to San Rossere, where
he was received by King Victor Em
manuel, to whom he made a long re
port on his recent experiments.
public appearance in Washington since
he retired from the presidency 19
months ago.
The geographical society made the
arrangement for the Roosevelt lecture
several months ago. During his short
stay In Washington Roosevelt will be
the guest of his son in law, Representa
tive Longworth.
He set out with the guide to recover
a mountain goat he had shot. Having
obtained its hide, the physician, instead
of following the guide, is believed to
have attempted a short cut back to the
camp and became lost in the vast
His body was found two days later.
mines, was wounded, the bandits were
driven off. It is believed that at least
one of them was shot, as a trail 'of
blood. was left behind as they,: escaped!
The band is supposed to be the same
one that has terrorized that section'; for
some time, robbing ranch houses and
driving off cattle.
ready- to surrender . the^t'own.v; He .begs
for -guarantees for troops under: his
command,' and' asks that" he be' judged
according to the\=laws'''off 4 Hondu"ras.
The forces j are., expected
to -ioccupy. Amapala Immediately.- , .'•'
Qriefstricken Wife Is Hastening
to Retreat With Vain Hope
in Her Heart
"Left Home Desolate to Realize
His Conception of Higher
Life," Says Daughter
Friend of Count, Who Is Here,
Says Tolstoy Has Become
Changed Man ,
[Special Cable lo The Call]
MOSCOW, Russia, Nov. 13. — A
daughter of Count Leo Tolstoy
said to The Call correspondent
"We have just had information that
my father has been found at the Sza
morodinski monastery. He has posi
tively refused to return or to com
municate with us.
,"My mother is hurrying to the mon
astery today. She is worn out with
grief, for she has little hope of in
ducing father to return. .
"There is no question about his be
ing perfectly in his right mind. This
step is only one more advance toward
realizing his conception of his duty
and tho higher" life.
"To any one who knew his life, the
simplicity of everything here and his
objection to luxurious living were
pathetic. He always dressed and
worked as a peasant, eating black
bread and drinking buttermilk. Never
in ,years had he had the slightest en
joyment of any kind.
"No monastery could enable him. to
live, a holler or more austere life than
he/ had lived ..at his home here In
Yasnaya, Poliano, where we 'all loved
him, and his gentleness, humility and
kindliness have made even the' servants
and neighbors adore him. Every one
looked upon him as a saint, wholly re
moved from the ordinary plane; of hu
manity. Now . that Vwe .are :; bereft ,of
hlp'-.presence-.oiir hoPJc is uttterly deso^
late. | >:l$- ' '"' ,' '\u25a0'. \u25a0\u25a0
"He had walked to ( this monastery
twice before and evidently had been
contemplating this* step some time, for
he had made disposition of all his
affairs as if he were henceforth dead.
"But we never had any suspicion of
his plan. He was afraid to let us know
about it because .he must have felt
that he could not resist our "entreaties
to remain.
"We are broken hearted."
Wife Is Blamed
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
LONDON, Nov. 13.—^A profound sen
sation l»as been created In London r by
the news of Count Tolstoy's disappear
ance. He is regarded here as one of
two "or three of the great men of the
world, and there is as deep and sincere
feeling : over thes pectacle of this' 82
year old man, whose whole life has
been given up to ther. escue and ad
vanecment of his people, wandering,
like another Lear, unsheltered .in ..a
driving snowstorm. In a significant In
terview given by a great Russian diplo
mat tonight he said:
"This much I can tell you — the Count
ess Toystoy is: not ' exactly as .repre
sented in the press. Shel oves publicity,
and was so flattered that, like many a
woman whom Tolstoy and Ibsen merci
lessly disected, she. became tired of her
reflected glory of being a great man's
wife and grew autocratic and assertive.
Then the grand old man of the forest
found himself hampered at the closing
of his life with cramped and confined
ideals, and so he has gone back to na
ture, with principles as firm' as. they
have been throughout his wonderful
life." ;
r \u25a0OF TOLSTOY
j. M andelkern N ot Surprised
At Action of Count In
Leaving Home
An intimate appreciation of Count
Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist who
has abandoned his estates and is now
believed to be secreted mv a secluded
governmental monastery at Kaluga,- is
afforded by J.Mandelkern; the 1 Russian
impresario* now directing the tour -of
the \;.': imperial dancer, "Lygia Lopokova
and her 'two associates. : Mandelkerri.'
who Is at the Palace. hotel, visited. Tol
stoy at- his castle, Yasnaya Pollano,. in
1905 and' has; enjoyed a personal ac
quaintance with -the countess and the
members of the household fpr a .num
ber; of years. The. impresario hasj dur
ing > the. last 'five ; years? been traveling
his country under the special 1 iicense.of
the .czar/ and' is not only a close student
of: Russian letters and life, .but ! has 'en-:
joyedithe friendship of Gorky and An
dreef,*:as .well as many; members of "the'
czar'sl officia.lt family. '\u25a0;<) .
V "The countVs -health has if ailed rapidly
during theVpast: six years". : said'Merdel-'
kern *la st.s t ' . nigh t A -"He! is ; more C t han )8 5,
and has. wofkedj- withr. untiring 'energy^
Continued - o» . Take . 2>'_ Column : 3 .1'
Count Tolstoy Found
Monastery His Refuge
Wife of
\u25a0 who
:' is . •
to his
in hope
of .
him to
Paris Trembles W Mounts and Serious
Damage arid Great Suffering in Gity Threatened
{Special Xahle idThe Call]
, PARlS., N<j;v.;l3.— The river. Seine has
now. "reached.*- a- stage- beyond > which
every i mch v - ofJ rise/meansb greatly ag
gravated conditions^ The gravest fears
are Caroused, I . for the water keeps get
ting, higher. -Rain set In again tonight,
and the weather bureau -holds; outino
promise of. better, weather. - .The river
authorities predict that the flood "will
Increase until Thursday atf best. Al
ready the quays are submerged.
'^Thousands > of .- anxious • Parisians
watched the Seine steadily ; swell today.
The real danger point was reached
last'winter, when the flood 'marked five
metres and .93. * centimetres at the
Austerlitz bridge. "This afternoon* the
waters "\u25a0 had marked five : metres at ' the
same. point. • .•. • •\u25a0 ~*ix
Trees, -telegraph- poles "and pontoons
Meeting to Commemorate; Hay
market Riot Is; Prevented .
. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13.— The police this
afternoon nipped in the bud* ; a.mass
meeting at Germania hall .which \u25a0: had
been called by the '_ Industrial •.workers
of the • 'world "in commemoration :of Uhe
Haymarket X riot v in t Chicago \ May ; " 20,
1886.^ Learning that the was
to be ; held, i the; chief,- accompanied by a
squad of police,; proceeded i to ;',the/ : hall,
where people were' beginning* to "con
gregate. 1 .'.. '..; ' k ' : 'l \u25a0\u25a0"'\u25a0 ,-• ... ,
: Charles: Hopkins and' Francisco Mar
tinez, '< reputed \ to \ be . leaders ; of ; the \u25a0\u25a0 in
dustrial workers i in .this ) city, : ,were in-.
formed v that they were '."wanted; at^the
police" station. .Hopkins made '; an angry
reply, J but • went with \u25a0 the ? chief," and
Martinez followed. • * ;.; ; j ; ': ". ">' V.~ v '
>; At-- the -station', the two men; were
photographed and.therrßertillon.meas
urements recorded/" ThenHhey/were al
lowedr'to T&O-" Meanwhile*; the- agent; of
Germania .hall . had .- been :•' notified Vof
what' was '"occurring, Tand •' he .-.w ent '.\u25a0 to
the hall;' and -locked* the doors.'; There
was no disturbance. ; '
\u25a0vi SAN DIEGO.^Nov.* 1 3'friVeryJi ttle ; rai n
\u25a0"fell iristhistcity/today.^buUtonight' the
side;; Dehesa,'vßamona',arid ? other f parts
of -; ; the i cbu~h"tyj> lndicateithatl the i rain'is
general A throughout ' the 5 farming 4 dis
tricts,-—:" '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0;,\u25a0' .r•' \u25a0; - . '\u25a0'
who has
left his,
"iamily and
taken up
. behind
> r ] walls
of a
along the . banks are isolated, but only
In- the. lowest portions have the quays j
been overflowed. There must be* further
rise .'of 'a yard before the streets beside
the river are submerged/ -\
: The*Jardin'"des : Plantes is now inun
dated, and the subterranean passages
tothe Austerlitz station are flooded,
gangways being improvised" for pas
sengers.; The cellars, of the Palais de
Justice, the Conclergerie and the Pre
fecture of Police are full of water.*
The poor in the eastern suburbs, who
were so heavily stricken. last January,
have a sorry prospect. Many of the
residents have- moved out their furni
ture.- It is feared that a number of
factories will be .forced to dose down
tomorrow, throwing- thousands out of
work. 1
Catholic ' Delegates Form. Pro-
cession and Socialists Attack
; MODENA.' Italy, Nov. 13.— Catholics
and v socialists came. Into collision here
today, a serious. fight ensued, and po
lice .detachments had difficulty in re
storing order. . Several persons were
badly; injured. ,
Catholic "delegates holding their na
tional? congress here,- after adopting a
resolution protesting 'against Mayor
Nathan of ,'\u25a0 Rome for his letter : to the
mayor.of, Montreal," formed a procession
in ;whiclr several ; thousand joined.
:The "paraders ; were attacked by
socialists ? crying • fVi va Ferrer," "Viva
Nathan." \u25a0; The Catholics responded with
cries of "Viva .Italy," "Viva Brucfiesi,"
(the archbishop -of Montreal.)
Crowd Portland Thea
7>ter;Witnesses Electrocution"
. -PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 13. — Charles
Sutler, a lineman in the -employ, of the
Portland 'rail way. light and power com
pany,", was here today while
removing " "dead"i wires : from ia L pole."
The i accident j occurred V Just i as ; an up
itown'\; theater - ; was.C .discharging . its
.matinee') audience, land \ a < crowd of sev
erali hundred . persons ' saw .'i Sutter '• fall
f roin*, the } pole, i and i pressed 'about \u25a0; the
dying -man iwith;morbidjinq"ulsitivehess :
as; Sutter's; companions^ and . the * physi
cians [endeavored- to" feyive , hint -
YESTERDAY— Highest temperature, 62;
Saturday night, 48.
FOR TODAY — Cloudy;
sO probably rain by night; light north ' wind,
' changing to southwest. __
Artist Thomas Hill's Posthu
mous Story of "The Driv»
ing of the Last Spike"
Crocker Relegated to the Back*
ground and Friends' Faces
Put on Decapitated Bodies
r i HE true story of the relations
I between Thomas Hill, the fam
ous California landscape painter ,
and Senator Leland Stanford over the
historical painting, "The Driving of
the Last Spike," has just come to light.
Robert R. Hill, son of the painter and
executor of the Hill estate, made pub
lic a pamphlet printed and privately
circulated by . Thomas Hill in 1 884.
In this the artist throws great light
on the dominating character of Stan-
Stanford dictated the picture. Like
a mediaeval prince he ordered who
should and who should s not be in the
"historical" painting.Q "Nobody must
have a hammer but me," Stanford de
dared when he saw that Durani of the
Union Pacific was prominent in the
picture as a spike driver. When he
saw David Colton in the group he or
dered him .out. EditorJMfcCreUish of
the' Alta" California Was decapitated
and on the shoulders of his trunk B'gs
painted the head of A. P. Stanford,
the senator's brother.
This .controversa Ipicture is now in
the art museum at Golden Gate park-
Simultaneously with the announce
ment of the auction of paintings and
sketches of the late Thomas Hill, Cali
fornia landscape artist, at the St.
Francis, December 7, 8, 9 and 10. has
come to light the true story of Hill's
famous painting, "The Driving of the
Last Spike." That picture is now in
the art museum at Golden Gate park,
but it still belongs to the estate of
Thomas Hill, of which his son, I^bert
R. Hill, is executor. It has the dis
tincton of having .been the cause of
greater controversy than any picture
ever painted in California — a contro
versy which touched closely on the
egoism and prejudices of Leland Stan
ford, governor of the state. United
States senator, one of the builders of
the Central Pacific and Southern Pa
cific railroads and founder of Stan
ford university.
Stanford Dictated Picture
The picture "was dictated by Stan
ford, and it was he who named the
persons who should appear, according
to Hill's story-
It was Stanford who ordered . the
painting and insisted that he be the
central figure. Later he rejected tue
picture, after Hill had spent four
years and much, money on his work.
Why he rejected it has ever since been
a subject of speculation in California.
Hill'ss posthumous statement of the
case has come to light in the form of
a pamphlet written by Tohmas Hill in
1884, privately printed by his son, and
limited in circulation. Only 30 coDies
of the pamphlet were printed.. Of this
number one copy was sent to Mrs. Stan
ford, and another to Stephen T. Gage.
the veteran railroad lawyer and poli
tician. Then Hill withdrew the pam
phlet from circulation, and yesterday,
for the first time, one was made public
by Robert R. Hill, the son.
What Crocker Said
The story of the picture as told in the
Hill statement deals with the men who
were prominent in the railroad history
of • California and their relations with
Stanford. It gives an illuminating stde
llghVonthe view that Charles Crocker,
founder of the" Crocker fortune, held of
the work which depicted Stanford as
the center of 'the ; celebration. ""What
nonsense- is this," Hill quotes Crocker
as having said. when he first saw the
picture. It recalls ; Stanford^ feuds
with David Colton. and McCr«lHsh. the
editor, of Alta California.
-At one :time Stanford repudiated his
contract with Hill on the ground that
his friends and the public might think
him too egotistical. Later, he let Hill
understand that he would 'take the pic
ture himself, and gave Hill directions.
With autocratic power Stanford would

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