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thai happen when LONDON INSTALLS A NEW LORD MAYOR Will appear in The Sunday Call next Sunday VOLUMK (IX.—NO. 40. DEEP GLOOM IN LISSNER CAMP Self Elected Boss Fears the Result of Spalding's Visit to Capital BATTLE WILL EXTEND BEYOND FIRST BALLOT Democrats Will Give Unanimous Complimentary Vote to Congressman Raker [^ecial Dispatch to The Call] CALL HEADQUARTERS, SAC ■ \'TO. Jan. 8.-Meyer er "has los nrance. With . ■ hand fnr voting for United States senator he is not so sanguine that Judge John D. Works will win over A. G. Spald ing. In fact there have been many indications of uneasiness today around Works' headquarters. Since Spalding . announced he will be in Sacramento tomorrow afternoon there has been a decided strengthen ing of his cause. Those who know him assert that he will not only stiffen up those legislators who arc showing signs of weakness, but also make a winning bidfor a majority. : ■ Many are asserting today that the senatorial fight will not be ended on the first ballot. The Spalding support ers Insist that they have more votes In sight now than have the Works forces, and they say unhesitatingly that there will be nothing to the struggle as soon as the legislators fail to make a selec tion 01 the first ballot. They are count- Ing on a number of Works men espous ing the cause of Spalding as soon as it appears that Works can not win. No Democrats With Lissner It looks as though Lissner will be wasting time if he looks to the demo cratic side of the legislature for as sistance in trying to effect the. election of Works. Senator J. B. Sanford of Ukiah. who has a decided aversion against voting for a republican for any office, will call a caucus of the "nine democratic senators and the 11 demo- 'i cratic assemblymen tomorrow and have the minority agree to cast a compli mentary vote for Judge John E. Raker of Alturas, who was the only democrat to carry - a , congressional district in this state last November. And again there are the men pledged to E. A. Meserve, who are to be reck oned with. Meserve • carried five - dis tricts and tied with Works •in Ven tura. ; Dr. [>. W. Mot of; Ventura says he will vote i for Judge ' Robert [Clark.' Former Assemblyman J. N. O. Rech'of I-os Angeles has been very , active j all flay endeavoring' to have * the , Meserve votes in line on : the: first ballot. In the event of a deadlock Rech is of Coatlßucd ©a Page 5, Column 4 THE San Francisco CALL Fight Is Between People and Bosses Declares Conard By GRANT CONARD Mayor of San Diego - Mr. Spaldlng's election Is now assured. He is en route to Sac ramento from his home in San Diego in response to invitations extended him by a large number of legislators The action of Judge. Works and his supporters has rendered it plain to Mr. Spaldlng that a conspiracy exists to thwart the will of the people and defraud him of the office to which he is entitled under the law. It is no longer a personal mat ter with him; it is a fight for good government and to uphold the law and the cause of true re form. It is now simply <t fight between the political bosses and the people, and Mr. Spaldtag is against bossism of every kind. W. <"■ .-l that our cause is right and that we will win. Mr. Spald inpr'p victory will be a, great vic tory for the cause of true reform, not only in California but throughout the nation. PREHISTORIC MONSTERS INHABIT PLANET VENUS? Harvard Professor Suggests That Lizards That Roamed Earth May Have Sought Celestial Home [Special Dispatch to The Call] TON, Jan. 8. — That the planet Venus, the nearest of the earth's celes tial sisters, may be populated by mil lions of huge prehistoric monsters and liiards such as roamed the earth 300, --000 years ago. was the assertion made today by Professor William H. .Picker ing of the Harvard university astro nomical department. lainly there are many physical reasons." said Professor Pickering, "for thinking that if any other planet be sides the earth Is inhabited, probably it Ik Venus. "It is about the same size as the earth, and its density ia about the same. The force of gravity upon its surface is only slightly less than that on the-earth. It has been estimated that, roughly speaking, the gravity of Venus as compared with that of the earth is as 85 to 100. FOG SHIELDS MURDERER FROM POSSE AND PREVENTS CAPTURE AFTER CHASE SAN JOSE. Jan. B.—A fog bank drift ing across the valley at a critical mo. ment prevented the capture of Dick Ward, a murderer, who was being pur sued by a posse across an open field south of San Jose today, and who dis appeared into the white mist. The search was continued throughout the day, but no further trace of the man ■was discovered. Ward shot a racetrack man at Han ford October 16 and fled to escape ar rest. He appeared, at tiie gan Jose SAN FRANCISOO. MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1911. CLUBMAN AND AFFINITY WILL LIVE IN EGYPT Horace Wylie Is Wintering With Mrs. Philip S. Hichbora on the Nile Couple Whose Elopement Has Shocked Washington, For sake Modern Civilization [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Jan. B.—Horace Wylie, the well known Wash ington club and society man, and Mrs. Philip S. Hichborn, equally prominent socially, who disappeared from their home here together a week before Christmas, are spending the winter on the Nile. Information to this effect has reached friends of the couple by a roundabout Nine days after their disappear- Continued on Pace 5, j Column 3 "The temperature of Venus probably is the same as our own t the dense atmosphere may be of a com position such as enveloped the earth in the carboniferous period. "As to the existence of intelligent life, the question is still open until we hear more definitely from Professor See. He may have observed markings that he is certain are made on the surface of the planet and not merely upon the outer wrapping of the clouds, and he may feel convinced that these markings indicate the presence of In telligent beings. If it is ever estab lished that the planet Venus is inhabit ed it will be less surprising than if the same were proved conclusively of any other planet, owing to the simi larity in many respects of Venus and the earth." driving park today and was recog nized. Whtle sheriff's deputies w«r« «earch ing the stalls for Ward he became «us piclous or was warned, and climbed through a hole in the fence. Deputy Sheriffs William Rendler and Lloyd Buffington caught sight of the man run ning across a Held and started in pur suit. They were gaining when the fog swept across the Held and hid him from view. Previous to the. murder at Hanford Ward served terms in Fohsom and San WuenUn prisons. AMERICAN BIPLANES GET REVENGE ON THE PROUD FOREIGN MONOPLANES A view of the aviation field from the grandstand, with Brookins (above), and Parmalee of the Wright team, in ' the air. The military camp is shown. TEACHER SAYS 'RUN GIRLS' - EXPLOSION Maid to Rose Carnival Queen and Another Student Hurt by Glass [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAX JOJBE, Jan. B.—"Run. sirls; there is going to be an explosion!" Vice President L. B. Wilson, teacher of chemistry and physics at the San Jose state normal school, shouted these words in the school laboratory Friday afternoon after pouring alcohol into a bottle containing nitric acid. There was a general rush for the door and many of the girls sought refuge under the laboratory tables. Be fore all of them had reached places of safety there was a loud explosion and glass flew in all directions. Miss Fay Smith, who gerved as a maid to the queen in the rose carnival, and Miss Hazel Arthur were slightly injured. Miss Smith' suffered a painful gash in the chin, which necessitated two stitches, and Miss Arthur was out on the arm. Professor "Wilson's presence of mind m warning the girls and refusing to seek his own safety hai made him a hero in the eyes of his class. He spoke freely of the occurrence when the news leaked out today. He said that some one had changed the bottles. They had been properly la beled, but he did not realize the situa tion until the alcohol had been poured into the acid. DIAZ IN ANGER BEGINS TO SHAKE UP CABINET Aged War Minister's Resignation to Be Followed by Other Changes in Mexico's Officials [Special Dispatch to The Call] MEXICO CITT, Jan. B.—General Cozto, who is 80 years old, has resigned as minister of war, following a long conference at which the displeasure of President Diaz was expressed at the poor showing the army is making in suppressing the revolution. General Diaz said that recent dis turbances seriously reflect upon the army and that there should never have been anything more than a routing of the rebels. Minister of Finance Limantour is also to resign. He is In France and will make his home in Paris. Former Minister Enrique Creel will be the new minister of finance and will soon go to MEN AND COAL BLOWN FROM MAINE SUGGEST EXPLOSION IN BATTLESHIP WASHINGTON, Jan. B.—The war de partment Is receiving reports from those engaged in raising the sunken battleship Maine from Havana harbor, which, according to the engineers in charge, suggest that the disaster was due to an internal explosion, and not to an external agency. In the mud and silt in which the hull; of the : battleship i lies . buried have been; found great quantities of coal and the bones of ' some of the crew of i the ship ■Who were killed when the ship sank. : ■\, Engineer officers ; now I advance :; the • theory that .the - coalT and ! the bodies of the men were blow a from Uie battle \ THE WEATHER y YESTERDAY— temperature, 58; / ... lowest Saturday night,- 45. FORECAST : FOR 'TODAY — Cloudy; . .; threatening in afternoon; moderate south i wind. v ■ /, France to negotiate a foreign loan for the Mexican government. Senor de la Barra, Mexican minister to the United State*, has been offered the portfolio of foreign affairs and will go to Mexico soon to confer with President Diaz and give his answer. Insurrectos Active EL PASO, Tex., Jan. B.—Railway men arriving here from the south state that on January 2 25 inaurrecto* vUited the San Pedro mines and carried away ail of the arm* and ammunition th«re with a large quantity of provisions. No resistance was offered by the min ing companies. On January 5 180 head of horses are said to have been taken from the ranch of Marcus Reswek. near Remidio. ship by an explosion in one of the air tight compartments in which was stored powder or other explosives. They do not think the coal could have been blown from the hull of the battleship by an outside explosion. The Spanish authorities have con tended always that the sinking of the Maine was the rwult of an Internal ex plosion. 1 •With t, the >- present V progress of the work the hull sof the Maine f should be raised by \ April. The | controversy < o*er the j cave' of; .its; sinking \ may , then •be settled by definite knowledge. Th-ere !Is ■ some t fear that >' the ■ hull may ; break -in two WiiiiolbeliiKraised,» „.,-. . .-,;^:.^- prk; ie five cents. MEN OF AIR ATTRACTION FOR VAST CROWD One Hundred Thousand Specta tors View Perilous Stunts of Birdmen at Camp Selfridge RADLEY AND LATHAM ARE BAFFLED BY THE WINDS ARTHUR PRICE AMERICAN biplanes, aided and abetted by a good husky breeze, had their revenge on the proud foreign monoplanes yes- terday before probably 100.000 specta tors at the aviation meet at South Salt Francisco.- Eugene B. Ely and Charles F. Wiliard of the Curtisa team, and Walter Btookins and Philip Parmalee of the Wright team soared in the air. defying the rocking air currents 1. Bal Inns Radley essayed a flight in his Bleriot and landed when the engine missed fire; and Hubert Latham took out his beautiful An toinette, which opcied the Golden Gate to aerial traffic on Saturday, and came to grief. The graceful thing broke a quill in its wing and had to be led off the field, a moulting: bird. I Aviation Perilous Aviation wasa perilous enterprise and while the sun was warm and ttwj air seclned fairly calm, there went dangerous currents' up above and a treacherous draw swept across th« northern part of the field, to deter the aviators from the thrilling en* terprises which they undertook Sgti urday. Aviation was hazardous. But there is still a reason for avia tion. That was apparent when tba crowd started to go home on the congested Southern Pacific and United Railroads cars. The introduc tion of a new means of transportaion will always be hailed with joy by a people who must fight for standing room on a s»low train. Amateurs Fail to Fly The amateurs have not yet lost; their ; amateur standing. Lamburth's towering : multiplane was hauled .on to the field about noon and 'given, two ■.. trials. • While. the; rules of differential calculus might ■ prove that" the ma chine can fly, it. has not as yet es« ' tabllshed ,;• the .'■; >; unconstitutlonaltty of the law of. gravitation. v It stayed o loss > to earth. John F. 'Villa, the bold young operator of the craft, took two runs, but nothing- was acoompHahed. ; J - r Orvcr MeyerhoCer in " his V siiaj>«4 biplane, went further a^id I fared worsen He started, but he was L*drtvteßr;witl» the wind, a direction none of /the pro« ' fessional birdmen took with successj ■- his machine failed,'- to fris"«, - but - rut .