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The story and the pictures of the glittering things
thai happen when
Will appear in The Sunday Call next Sunday
Self Elected Boss Fears the
Result of Spalding's
Visit to Capital
Democrats Will Give Unanimous
Complimentary Vote to
Congressman Raker
[^ecial Dispatch to The Call]
■ \'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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
YESTERDAY— temperature, 58;
/ ... lowest Saturday night,- 45.
. .; 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
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.
One Hundred Thousand Specta
tors View Perilous Stunts
of Birdmen at Camp
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 .

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