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Have Written Popular Will Be Told Songs That Brought in Them Fortunes The Sunday Call VOLUME CVHL— NO. 171. BALLINGER'S SCALP IN PERIL Democrats Will Attempt to Im peach Secretary at Next Session of Congress BOURBONS EXPECT AID OF INSURGENTS IN FIGHT Each Party Is Confident That Tariff Revision Will Be Fatal to Other BOTH SIDES ARE EAGER FOR A SPECIAL SESSION IRA E. BENNETT \Sprcial Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON". Nov. 17. — The case of Richard Achilles Ballinger. secretary of the interior, 1b going to be one of the biggest bones of contention Jn the coming short ses sion of congress. Some of the democrats who signed the report recommending that Ballinger b^ dismissed from the cabinet are now going to fight to have congress adopt that rrport. and if the president does rot demand the secretary's resignation an effort will be made to impeach him. Some of the best lawyers in tne housft and senate do not believe that conjrr^s would have the right to do this, but it is declared here tonight th«t Ol lie James of Kentucky, one of ilic representatives on the Ballinger- Pinchot committee, will bring the rao lit.n before congress. Topics of Discussion The Rallinger case and the question Whether an extra session of congress should be railed for a revision of the tariff are the two most important *üb ;|ect^ of discussion among representa tives and Fefl*tt»rs -wtra^je'TKW arriv ing at the capital. Senator Nelson of Minnesota, chair man of the Ballinger-Pinohot commit tee, is expected here early In December, and immediately on his arrival he will call a meeting of the majority memberß of the committee. Flint of California is already here. The majority report will then be signed. The general un derstanding is that this report will con tain a whitewash for Ballinger. The democratic report, made public at Minneapolis, is already in the hands of the clerk of the house and the secre tary of th*» senate and will be certified to these bodies when congress assem bles. Democratic leaders are counting on the united support of the insurgent re publicans in forcing tlie adoption of the minority report. Whether they will re ceive tills support is doubtful. It is ex pected that there will be. Ftormy times when this controversy is taken up by onngresp. Leaders among the repub licans, as well as the democrats, are predicting that events are tending to ward an extra session of the new con prefrs next summer. They say that if President Taft does not s*e fit to call *<u'.! a session for the consideration of x'.]o tariff schedules tlie leaders of either • f the two parties may force a session '••\u25a0• «Jelayinpr action on the appropriation bills.* Patal to Somebody Tup df-Miocrats say that an extra se«:son for the consideration of the lariff sclie<lules would be fatal to the republicans, since whatever the demo cratic majority in the house might do would be blocked by the republican senate. Tlie republicans say that an. extra session would be fatal to the democrats, on the theory that at such critical times they always commit some vital blunders. If the democrats believe they can force an extra session by a filibuster, the republicans will not be very angry, as they are firmly convinced that an extra session is the one thing needed to insure republican victory in 1912. It is seldom that the two parties meet on a, common ground of this kind. With each side believing that an extra session is the one thing need ed to win the presidency. 5t would seem that there 5s an even chance that ft would be called. The president has made it clear to his friends that he does not Intend to play politics In this matter, even though he were sure the democrats would make a fatal blunder, insuring his own re-election. Taft would scorn such a method of bring ing it about. FAMOUS MUSICIANS AND PLAYWRIGHT ARRIVE NEW YORK. Nov. 17. — The steamer George Washington was. a small dramatic and operatic world all to it self on its arrival here today from Europe. Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer; Henry Arthur Jones, \u25a0 the English playwright,- and Mine; Lillian NordSca. the American soprano, were among the passengers. Signor Puccini has been working for eighteen months on the music of "The Girl of the Ooldest West,"' and will assist in its initial production here and in Chicago. • .-\u25a0. - The San Francisco Call. Teachers Mount Chairs When Mouse Intrudes [Special Dispatch to The Call] MARTSVILLE, Nov. 17. — A tiny mouse played havoc with the discipline at the Yuba county teachers," institute yesterday aft ernoon --and it is likely that very few of the women teachers heard much of what the various speak ers said. The mouse, curiously enough, made its appearance dur ing the lecture of Prof. D. R. Wood of Berkeley on "Why Schools Should Give Attention to Nature .Study." At various times during the afternoon the little animal intruded and teachers mounted the chairs: PHYSICIAN GIVES PATIENTS POISON Two Die and Author of Mistake Attempts Suicide by Drain* ing Bottle [Special DUpalch to The Call] WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 17. — Dr. E. I. Dunkelberg, young resident phy sician of the Delaware hospital In this city, filled bottles supposed to contain epsora salts with bichloride of mer cury on Tuesday and, acting under his directions, nurses in the hospital gave the poison to five patients. Within a comparatively short time all five were violently 111. Heroic methods were adopted to save them when the mis take was discovered, but two of the patients are dead and little hope Is entertained for the recovery of the others. When .Dr. Dunkelberg learned of his error he cried: "My God! It can't be true!" Then he grabbed one of the bottles from the nurse's hand and drank a mouthful. He was revived with diffi culty and then made a desperate effort to get the bottle, pleading piteously to be allowed to kill himself. He sank into a kind of coma and was put into bed, where he is under guard. SAN JOSE BOOSTERS VISIT SEVERAL TOWNS Santa Cruz Merchants Make Tourists Welcome [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA CRUZ, Nov. 17. — A delegation of San Jose boosters, headed by Secre tary James Brooks of the chamber of commerce, was in Santa Cruz today. The boosters left San Jose Wednes day and up to date have visited Morgan Hill. Gilroy, Hollister,. San Juan, Sa linas, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Castro vine and Watsonvllle. On their arrival In Santa Cruz they were taken ;in charge by a committee from the cham ber of commerce, and this e\-ening met with leading businessmen at a local hotel. The San Joseans are making a visit to all cities that are accustomed to transact business with San Jose in a wholesale way. 'The party is composed of: William 0. Alexander. A. G. Col, W. H. Lake, H. P. Smith. A. B. Hunkins. B. Carapijrlnila, J. F. Welsh. J. K. C*m\v. J. E. Bean. H. A. Alexander. Henrj- Doerr. J. C. Hayes, N. B. C. SlMlierUlt. B. <;. Om«sett. Frert Brown. Herbert Bennett. Rusp WnMon. <). H. Werner. Paul Stef fen!. (i. E. Milne* and J. K. Kimball. TWO SALOONS LOSE LICENSE FOR A WEEK Plead Guilty to Selling Liquor Election Day Punishment of one week's suspen sion of license was meted out to Schurmann & Schirmer, 563 Sacramen to street, and Frank O. Johanson, 6 Howard street, saloonkeepers, by the board of police commissioners yester day' on charges of . selling liquor on November Selection day, All pleaded guilty. * ' \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0, The board took into consideration the fact that the men had been fined $50 each in police court. Charles H. Hickey, who conducts a bar In connection with the PleTasanton hotel, 545 Turk 1 street, pleaded guilty to serving patrons of the hotel with drinks in their rooms, contrary to the terms of his license, and was allowed to go with a reprimand. DIRECTOR ELECTED FOR WELLS FARGO EXPRESS Guggenheim's Traffic Manager Gets Vacant Position NEW YORK, Nov. 17.— William Sproule. chief of the traffic department of the Guggenheim mining and smelt ing interests, was elected a director and president of the Wells-Fargo ex press company this afternoon, suc ceeding the late Col. Dudley Evans. Sproule is familiar with the traffic conditions on the Pacific coast, where he was employed by the Southern Pa cific. It is reported that T. N. Schumacher, assistant traffic director of the Harrl man lines at Chicago, will succeed Sproule as traffic manager for the Guggenheim companies. PROMINENT COMMISSION MEN CALLED BY DEATH CHICAGO, Nov. 17.— Two of. the best known commission men at the Union stock yards died unexpectedly of heart trouble at their Chicago residences last night. They were Thomas Kelly and W. W. Shearer. Kelly, who Is said by friends to have amassed a fortune of $3,000,000, was president of the National Livestock commission company, -'w Ith branches' in St. I»u is, Kansas City and, Fort Worth. He was one of the largest breeders of cattle In the country- Shearer, was .one of the oldest com-, mission jnen in -business tere,-^ -~v^i SAN FRANGISGO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1910. CONGRESSMAN SEES HOPE FOR SAN FRANCISCO Sturgiss of West Virginia Comes Here to Study City's Claims to Exposition Country Amazed by Wonderful Energy of Coast Metrop= olis, He Says , Section Which Will Benefit Most From Canal Is Factor, [Special Dispatch to The flail] OAKLAND, Nov. 1". — Congressman George C. Sturgiss, of. West Virginia, arrived in Oakland this afternoon upon, a trip of inspec tion, and, to investigate Sun Francis co's claims to the Pacific-Panama-In ternational exposition. On his way. to Washington he will stop at New Or leans. Congressman Sturgiss said tonight that San Francisco stood a" splendid chance to secure the exposition ,and Continued. on I'agr 2, Column 5 General Charles E. Morion (left), rvho urges preparation for Tyar, and C. C. Henion (righl) , secretary of. Pacific coast DOCTOR GROUND TO DEATH UNDERNEATH LOCOMOTIVE Pietro de Lucis, San Francisco Physician, THrows Him self in Front of Switch Engine on Tracks in : : Reno Railway Yards - - : '; ' [Special Dispatch ; to. The Call] RENO, Nev., Nov. 17. — Peliberately throwing himself in front of a switch engine this afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, Dr. Pictro de Lucis of : ; 3283 Mission street, San Francisco, was ground to death beneath the wheels. He was 2G years of age and slightly built. Tucked away, in a vest pocket was $2.10 that had not been flung out by the drag ging. He also had a bank book on a San Francisco institution and a leather wallet in his pocket. His ; gold watch bore no monogram or initials. Earlier in the day the. man was seen to stand in front of the^ gasoline motor and refused. 'to 'move; from the'track.: The motor was compelled. to stop/ The police were informed of the man's evi dent- intention- to take , his ".life, , and Detective Hillhouse talked with him. He appeared rational and said that he came from San Francisco the night be fore on a pleasure, trip. In his pocket was,'found.an'. unused ticket to the^Orpheum for Wednesday evening. A.ghoullsh incident of • the tragedy was. the theft, of- some, money which rattled. f rom ; thY clothing 'on^the body,' as it' was being. drVgVed ,f romTthd .wiieels lof . the: engine. . JSe veralYdOllars COAST SEES THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA Pacific Slope Joins Hands to Work for Common Good I Governor Gilktt presiding over Pacific coast. congress: At the extreme left is Frank B: Anderson, president of the I , : Merchant marine league. In the center is Mayor McCarthy. - in silver was scattered about and none could be recovered 1 * froni^thonien and boys who' scrambled for it. ../. ...... . i"! v•\u25a0 i;i •\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 .\u25a0\u25a0. " \u25a0 Overtaxed by Study •>- Dri Pierto- de . Lucisv.. was -a,' well known young, physicfan'-of- the Mission. : Mrs.-E A. Heinze,- the proprietor of the building-; at *3283 ' Mission 'street In which he had his 'offices, was unable last .night to, account, for hisVsulcide.' She said that he had a large, practice « and .appeared .to- be /a man ' exem plary habits. He. had devoted much. of his, time'; to study, and some, of \ his friends believe that' he: overtaxed "his : mind/ '\u25a0• "• \u25ba \u25a0'; '. t; \u25a0j\ '\u25a0.. '. / ' \u25a0 ;•,.. '\u25a0' ';\u25a0\u25a0' Doctor- de- Lucis opened his-'office-ln 7 the Mission ln^February of. this' year. : Hehad looked; over the, field and. re garded Uhe : location as a. niost advan tageous i one. .His. growing practice,:*!! is stated, 'justified this belief. ; I^ast Tuesday the young! man told Mrs.,*Heinze that he_ was ; going* to; lieno on a brief pleasureexcursion. -He had f rfends there . with : who.m -he intended vtoyvlsit. ,. v \u25a0;';• ..' *- . '\u0084''\u25a0\u25a0 ..:";;\u25a0:-.-\u25a0;'•\u25a0• ' . I The physician : was a graduate -of ", the -Cooper \u25a0 medicalj college and' had- taken '-a : post graduate, course /at.the-univer slty.at .Turin, Italy, \where.his \ Dr. 'And r ea' de Lucis, ;• a well ; known Ho-1H o 1 caf physician, -;had> received a; degree '4 0 V years ;bef ore. .\u25a0 ' The /elder,'; ].)e :< Lucis • has < an office- at. 1703 streets \u25a0» SPEEDING AUTO SKIDS INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN Retired Sonoma Merchant Is Compelled to Swim Ashore From His Gar When Buffeted by Swirling Breakers Inexperienced in the . ways of auto tif!^\s!%*pgs!sme& ' P: iWecins. "a retired" , merchant of Sonoma, 'living at 531* i Thirty-seventh avenue, gavis the wrong ; .twist .to : :hls wheel while making a \u25a0practice run on the' beach 'off 'the Cliff i, house early .Tuesday morning, sending: \u25a0 his -big' touring -car skidding into the Pacific qcean at a speed of 45 miles an hour, and finally, after being buffetted 'and battered by Avaves and tides, forced to -forsake' the machine 'and swim for; . "shore. 'On struggling to firm footing Weems decided to keep the joy ride of , ' the early dawn a secret, but the news of ' it "leaked- out yesterday. . : -Weems sought the beach during the early hours in order to - escape the critical observation of the beach crowd. The morning was foggy, but >Weems ; heeded not." He went. faster and/faster,; . tried intricate "turns and twlsts/arid; , finally ;let. the,, machine . out % for ; a f good-. '45 -hour. "In the-foghe lost; his* bearings 'and,' in -' endeavoring* to turn'clear of a' patch of _ seaweed, went; heading if or o the ocean. And Weems RECTOR LEAVES CHURCH BECAUSE PAY WILL NOT KEEP TWO PERSONS • OAKLAND, Nov. 17.— Rev. O. St." John Scott, rector for the last seven years'of St. John's '.Episcopal' church, --Twelfth and Magnolia-streets,' will preach ' his farewell "sermon^ Christmas day.; Be cause '.the salary 'was : riot : sufficient , for the, /support 'of « his iwife* and "himself .lie has handed in his resignation arid -will leave for .Washington, D. C.,\ toibecome assistant • rector (of the .Emmanuel church % there, where 10 1 years* ago he was acurate.; , \ ;'\u25a0 \u25a0 ' ,l, l l ' , ". , . Scott' was v married about two years ago.'-and has sinee 'been living In a flat CAMERA WILL SNAP POSTOFFICE "MASHERS" IN AFFECTIONATE POSES 'DENVER,. Novi 17.—The government; hais.l decided* to ' use/ a f camera; man .'as chief ald;in.its war on the postofflce "masher" in,' Denver. Announcement was. made today that: beginning the first of the year some clever snapshot riian .will -be employed ;-'to" get photo- graphs of habitual hangerson, both male and;female, who makeithe :post- office, their, rendezvous and; interfere: with those who actually have business" BODY FOUND IN SLOUGH WITH HANDS TIED GIVES RISE TO MURDER THEORY [Special Dispatch to The . Call] .\u25a0•\u25a0'\u25a0» '\u25a0 1 ANTIOCH,^ No \v 1 ".77-Th c body of an ', unidentified' man about ;4B";-years of age,, the' neck ; broken -and . the .'•; hands\i f>e-"l curely' bound in front ;' of * the trunk,, 'was r found floating off i: Daisy; Island; i near : A"ntloch;\this morning. ';._'. There .; were no ..papers ,or. marks. by,. ; whlch/ he .' 'liould-^bV ideritifled. r , ;-'v*'.-! -^CoiiD.ner -C. I*" Abbott : removed - the_i VR% THE WEATHER YESTj.IWA%— Highest temperature. 59; V \lotitst Wednixday night, 47. FORECdprftoß TODAY— Cloudy light P^tpfttd/fale south wind. found himself running races with a re tiring wave. Whereupon he did things to clutches. and brakes, but before he could bring it to a stop the sea was up to the wheel .tops . and the waves were merrily , breaking over him. He hung on shouting for help and trying to toot his horn. , But the shouts were not heard and the Pacific ocean enter ing the; horn, his frantic squeezlngs brought forth no other sound than a ghostly gurgle. Cold, numbed, sad and peevish, Weems sat still while the beautiful sea washed him fore and. aft, but as the succeeding waves grew stronger and there was a likelihood of being washed out of his seat, he decided to drop over board and swim. While he hung bal anced'on the edge of the car cogitating a wave settled his doubts by cowardly sneaking up. from behind, .hlttlngr-hlin a slap 'on the back' and > hurling -him on ward. He 'fourid'himself In' a whirlpool, and' gasping,, fighting,', swimming;*; suc ceeded in making shore. The automo bile was rescued later. < - ' * ' ' in, Twelfth. street near. Union. He tried liousje -keeping;- and.-.- while he, managed totmake ends meet, he' was dissatisfied, especially .* when ' he co'uld <; not, always draw, his money.- when* it was due. .The church now; owes him; $200. ' • * . • \ \ lyi^ n^Scott was seen 5 tonight In -re gard ,to.hls .'resignation he said !that : his relations* with his parish-, had- always been' pleasant 'and that he ; would be glad^ to" 1 s tay : if money ' conditions were better.".. .His .wife. was. Miss. Elsie ; Cahil, who^sang^n the choir^of this church at the : "tlme he married her.' • ' One plan suggested is to train Deputy j United; States Marshall Matthew' Paul in • the use- of; photographers* tools, that he may.'""doff his blue coat and star long enough to take pictures, and don them againr to make arrests if offend ers do not move on and - keep moving. '.' \u25a0 After, two warnings offenders will be shown, their; photographs in various affectionate poses and, if obdurate, will body, to the morgue and " Dr. W. S. George performed an' autopsy.' .There Is-every; evidence that -the man was murdered and cast into the slough. He was evidently a laborer, wearing coarse clothing. •' » \u25a0 The < sum -of , $3.75 was found in Jiis pocket anda "«3^fS j§Mch had stopped at 1 1 :*47.fb'clopK. The body had been in the water ft tfcij^ * : — *— ~ - PRICE FIVE CENTS. GILLETT IS CHAIRMAN OF FIRST CONGRESS West Must Protect the Pacific Shores and Work for Its Own Upbuilding, Is View of Every Delegate AMERICA HAS BATTLE ON FOR OCEAN SUPREMACY Merchant Marine Is Urged as First Need to Keep Japan From Becoming Master of Our Commerce COMMITTEE NAMED TO DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR the first time in the nation's history representatives of the Pacific coast states and territories gathered in conference yesterday to de liberate upon their common weal. The country has had its east and its north. its south and its indefinite west, each in its turn a potent entity, each calling for special . legislative activity, _each attaining: the positive recognition of federal enactment. The assemblage that met yesterday in the spaciou3 ballroom of the. Palace . hotel signal ized the creation of a new national unit. The Pacific states, youngest in years, richest in resources, had come together in response to the call of a new and loftier nationalism. Embracing the broad slope from the Rockies to the sea, reaching upward for Alaska, extending oceanward for Hawaii, it was an imposing parcel of America that brought its aspirations and ideals to focus. Ten states and territories had joined — conscious' o£ a common purpose. Gillett First Chairman • It was the knowledge of the great destiny of the coast that led the con gress to resolve itself at its first ses sion into a permanent . body. As a compliment to California, where the enterprise found origin. Governor Gil lett was selected as the first chairman. California -was represented by its governor. Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco, Senator Perkins, its con gressmen, and commercial leaders. Joseph Scott, president of the Los Angeles chamber of commerce, headed a large delegation. Colonel IX C. Col lier spoke for San Diego. Nevada sent Congressman Bartlett. Senators New lands and Nixon, and Governor elect T. I*. Oddie. Oregon and Washington were represented by members of Its commercial associations.' v ."\u25a0/?.? Delegates Hear Purpose Frank B. Anderson^ president of Merchant marine league, called the •congress to order. C. C. Henion occu pied the secretary's desk. Upon th» motion of James Rolph Jr., Governor Gillett was made chairman of the gathering. .The purposes of the con gress were explained briefly, "to dis cuss the urgency of merchant marine legislation, the maintenance of a strong battleship fleet on the Pacific coast, tixc permanent organization of a Pacific coast congress and the consideration of Pacific coast expositions." Mayor McCarthy was then introduced to welcome the visitors to San Fran cisco. He said In part: "This Is a gathering that means for the Pacific coast in its entirety very great results. We of San Francisco have not been unmindful of what the merchant marine means to this city and state and entire Pacific slope. We have for some time been such ardent believ ers In the merchant marine that we have not only worked to have Ameri can ships on the water but to have them manned by American sailors. We have, here In San Francisco, a school devoted entirely to navigation. It is our aim to train men for the sea ser vice better than In any other place in the world. Need Help of All "We look to you of this congress to' act not only for today and tomorrow but constantly for the great needs of the entire Pacific coast. "We of San Francisco are glad to have you here. We have a city of which we are proud. In the light of our census figures we are glad to /be able to say that even xith th» «reaUa; .