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Berkeley Mayor Elect Says Any
One on Same Platform
Would Win
f onllnnr.l From r:iire On«
(to businessmen ami <-oniniuters of
Berkeley, he raced Hodghead closely.
In the precinct in which both Mr.
Hodghead and I live, north oft: unl
vtrtlty grounds, the 'Hillside' district,
out of shout 210 votes cast," Ml Wil-
Ron, "Mr. Hodirhead had hut 25 votes
niore than I. I came within 13 votes
of beating- him. At my meetings were
many professors. Instructors and stu
dents of the university, and many pro
fessor* came to me and told me that
I. had their support.
"I was gratified this afternoon to re
ceive a telephone message from Presi
dent Benjamin Me Wheeler of In* Uni
versity of California, who was a Hortg
liead man In the campaign, congratu
lating me on my election and promis
ing to aid me In »ny way that he
could during my term of office."
The new mayor of Berkeley says he
Is not a. "radical" socialist. He calls
himself a. "scientific" socialist, or what
is more generally known as an evolu
tionary. a* distinguished from a revo
lutionary, socialist.
Believes in Revolution
. "I vied to be a 'destructive' social
ist," he explained, "but I have become
convinced that it is better to advocate
.constructive principles, While criticis
ing th« existing order of capitalism.
I do not sign myself 'Tours for revo
■ lution." although I believe In the 'revo
-1 lution.' It is coming, but It an evolu
tionary revolution that I believe in."
Scientific socialism and the Berkeley
charter-that is the platform of J.
Stitt Wilson.
• . The Berkeley charter was prepared
two years ago as the last word of
municipal perfection, Berkeley, home
Qf culture and ll^ht, where good gov
: ernment and attractive bungalows are
' held to be indigenous to the soil,
■ passed into a condition of civic Brahm
-1 ifiism when ft adopted Its charter.
Qf course in the two years that "have
passed sine© the charter was adopted
. the velocity of civic progress has been
exhilarated amazingly, and there have
■ been, as many new discoveries in char
' t#rs as there have been new fancies in
V popular songs, but the people of Berke
• ley hava been true to their organic
■ ' ]«w. —
The. progressives of Berkeley even
, contemplated making of their commu
nity a separate city and county for
: the avowed purpose of testing out ad
vanced theories In municipal perfection.
They were willing to dedicate their
'community as a civic laboratory to cor
> respond with the psychological labora
tory or the propagation gardens of the
state, university. But none, probably,
predicted the extent to which Berkeley
would go as an experimental station In
He Is True Berkeleyan
• However. Berkeley is true to its aca
demic propensities. The new mayor is
a master of arts and a former instructor
qf English literature at Northwestern
university. Evanston, 111.
. As a Berkeley** stitt Wilson is true
to the fundamental Berkeley instinct.
He had taken.to the hills to live.
i His home is the "furtherest cast"
in r.ldge road, and In Berkeley the
further east you build and the higher
up the hills you go the more sensi
tive you are shown to be to Berkeley's
genius. Wilson's home has an out
look that Is as fine as any in Berkeley.
Before his windaw lies the town of
Berkeley and the bay. Beyond, In
almost direct line. Is the Golden Oat p.
Wilson was at home yesterday after
noon In a living room that was filled
with flowers sent In by friends, ad
mirers and supporters or plucked from
his own blossoming garden, filled with
flowers and western sunshine. Around
were telegrams, night messages, let
ters from socialists and friends
throughout the states. And at that
he. hail taken compassion on the. mes
senger boy and told the telegraph com
• pany that It need not deliver any more
With the sunshine and the blossoms
and the simple furniture were books of
all sorts, but mostly of the socialistic
propaganda and of municipal govern
ment. The shelves contained religions
books and general literature. Wilson
had been a Methodist clergyman and
now lecture! every Sunday on religious
Wilson lives with his wife and four
children. The eldest of his family la
Mrs. James Conway, a talented actress,
who appears on the stage under the
name of Viola Barry, and who has re
. cently concluded an engagement as in
genue at the' Belasco theater In Los
Angeles. There, while appearing in
th» comedy. "Is Matrimony a Failure?"
Miss Barry, put the Issue to the test
by being married In Santa' Ana to
James Conway, a motion picture actor.
Ph« was at home yesterday to Join her
felicitations to the others which her
father was receiving, a remarkably
pretty girl, a vision In white serge and
coral necklaces and willow plumes.
The second child of the Wilson fam
illy la Gladstone Wilson, a young man
.•Just about to enter the state university,
I* youth who assisted Ms father In the
:*tate campaign for governor last fall.
jTjhe second daughter is Violet Rose
"Wilson, a girl entering high school, and
j the youngster of the family Is a brown
.eyed little boy, about 6 years old, Mel
nptte Stitt Wilson. ■ ■ ■ • < -
Of his campaign and of his municipal
.plans, Wilson spoke at length. He
if' The program which I Intend to
cany out has already been provided for
in the charter. The city of Berkeley Is
corporation ridden. The water and
light rates are too high. We pay 9
cents a kilowatt for electricity and $1
a thousand feet for gas, and the mini
mum for water of $1.60 a month. We
•hall have a regulation of those rates.
We socialists agree with the Berkeley
charter. I intend during my term as
mayor to Institute proceedings for the
purchase of the water and lighting
"I really propose more for Berke
ley at this time than what J the most
progressive cities of the world have
already accomplished.
V"l am a scientific socialist and,l de
fine socialism as the art of which so
ciology is the science. The deductions
of sociology as a science show us. that
what all the people use in common and
need In common should be owned and
operated in common." -'
"Do* you consider your election a
radical step?" the mayor elect was
"Everybody," he replied, 'knew me
as a socialist, as an aggressive social
ist; I ran for governor on the socialist
ticket. And It' seems to me that no
body could possibly have voted for m*
in any other light than as a socialist
The chief attack made : upon, me ' was
that I was a socialist. The intelligent
people of Berkeley have taken a de
cided step that corresponds to>th<
worldwide movement of socialism."
Will lias two, planks In ; his plat
form In addition to those of ' munici
pal ownership and control." .H«
declare* that lie will establish free
kindergartens us part of tin* public
echool system and that he will organ
Policeman Rescues
Woman From Blaze
i Mrs. Flora Rice and Baby Marion Blue and Patrolman J. A. Annear,
D»/io rescued them from burning building.
»■' ■ '■■ " ■ ~i
Ize a civic art commission to recom
mend and suggest plans for the preser
vation of the great natural beauties
of Berkeley and to offer suggestions
for the bcautlflcation of the city.
The plan includes the planting of
trees and the laying out of tracts.
Wilson will adhere firmly, he says, to
the socialistic principle of removing
no city official for partisan reasons.
He expects to have two of the four
members of the city council elected on'
April 25, John A. Wilson, the only
socialist who qualified for the final
election, and K. Q. Turner, an indepen
dent candidate, who is a supporter of
the Wilson policies.
Wilson Talks of Election
"My election Is only a forerunner of
the future." declared John Stitt Wil
son, Berkeley's new socialist mayor,
at the Central theater yesterday morn-
Ing. ■ "What wo have done In Berkeley
is nothing,to grow excited about." he
j continued calmly. "It was simply the
i beginning of a new era in the politics
of this and other nations. The sleep
ers have awakened, the giant has real
ized his strength. People have com
menced to think. That's all my elec
tion signifies. It was not Wilson who
won the victory, it was the principles
for which he stands, and if anyone else
had been run on our platform the re
sult would have been the same."
It was his first speech since the elec
tion and it was an enthusiastic audi
ence that greeted him. The place was
packed with smiling and cheering so
cialists, men. women and children.
About 1,800 were present anil every
utterance applying to the recent elec
tion was followed by applause.
Wilson is a Sunday morning lecturer
on biblical subjects, when he is not run
ning for office he makes his living that
way, and the meeting was merely a
continuation of a series that he started
some time ago. His subject was to be
"The Good Samaritan."
The audience, however, met him like
a conquering hero. Women and chil
dren showered hit pathway with
flowers, and strong men bore him on
their shoulders to the platform.
Meanwhile the crowd cheered, waved
hats and fluttered handkerchiefs.
He started to speak on his subject
of a week ago, but there were cries of
"tell us about the election." until he
was compelled to revert to it. Without
leaving his subject he compared the
old parties to the two men who passed
the wounded man, who he said repre
sented the people, without offering to
aid him. and the good Samaritan, who
picked him up and housed and fed him.
"The good Samaritan," said Wilson.
"is the socialist party, the other two
who have been passing the people by
BO regularly after each election they
have grown tired of and refused to be
foiled any longer. They want promises
kept. And when they elect a man on a
platform demanding certain things, like
municipal ownership of public utilities
for Instance, they want that platform
carried out. That's what beat my oppo
nent, and It will beat any promise mak
ing politician from now on.
"The average voter lias commenced
to do his own thinking; a great wave of
radicalism Is spreading over the coun
try not only in this, in other countries,
and the thinking voters have reached
the conclusion that no matter on what
platform a candidate runs, if it prom
ises certain reforms, they will vote for
him and try him. . If he fails to carry
it out they have been gainers, they have
had the experience and will discrimi
nate better each succeeding election un
til they get what they want."
Continuing, he praised the students
and faculty of the University; of Cali
fornia for the excellent: support ac
corded him and thanked the comrades,
as he called them, who had helped in
the campaign.
He had received not fewer than 1.000
votes from the students and faculty at
the university, he said, and It was duo
to their support and that of the work
lngmen of Berkeley that he was
elected. He denied -. that disgruntled
politicians of the old parties cut any
material figure. ■•
"They don't think enough in the
first place and their prejudice against
the alleged bugaboo of the word social- '
ism would prevent them voting ■ for
me." said Wilson. "I'm rather Inclined
to think they remained at home rather
than vent their spite on my opponent
by voting for a socialist," he exclaimed
after the meeting to a group of friends
who crowded up to congratulate him.
The women socialists took no little
Interest In the Wilson campaign: Many
of them were vice presidents of. the
meeting.; Among those on the platform
were: Mrs. Kmma P. Gray. Mr*. Lillian
Bishop, Mrs.; Agnes Moor*, Mrs. Jj. a.
Stough, Mrs. 1,. A. Stotldard; • Mrs!
George K. Kendall and Miss • IJllian
Bishop. [any .»f ; these ; campaigned
actively' for Wilson"'.ln"Berkeley,!, mak
ing a house to-hrtirsc canvass, and their'
arguments are said to have been used
to good effe. 1.
John Keller, secretary. of the San
Francisco socialist party; E. L. Ren
quln, socialist and Good Government
league candidate for supervisor; Will
iam Dovltt, George -Kendall.. H. C. Tuck
and other prominent members of the
party on both sides of the bay* were
on the platform or In the audience.,
The positivlsts demand that the re
mains of Auguste Comte shall rest in
the Pantheon. Whether the demand will
be complied tor Ith is, says a Paris pa
per, a debatable subject. In regard to
such posthumous honors a bill has to
be brought into the chamber, and such
bills are not passed rapidly, and the
proposal umbers in the legislature. -
A demand has also been put forward
in favor of .Gamier of the opera, and
this Ik sleeping In the form of I
petition. Although entry to the Pan
theon by vote of the legislature is not
easy, yet there are exceptions to the
rule, notably Victor Hugo, Zola and M.
Berthelot of the Academy and his wife,
who died within a few hours of one
another. Although every one knows
that Comte was the founder of the
positivist school of philosophy, yet It
may not be out of place to indicate
briefly what positivism Is.
According to Doctor Maher, this is
the substance of lh» French philoso
pher's teaching: Metaphysics, or the
Investigation of the first cause of
things, of their inner nature and last
end, is a chimerical science. Human
reason can never learn anything about
God, the soul, man's origin or destiny;
consequently natural theology and ra
tional psychology are alike illusory.
Agnosticism. In fact, describes the true
philosophical attitude. Comte insisted
much on "nltruism"—aiming at the
happiness not of Keif but of others—
as the ethical end of life.
The poet, par excellence, of nature
study is about to receive a well inspired.
If somewhat tardy, tribute to his mem
ory near his native Mantua. At the in- |
stance of the commandatore, Glacomo;
Boni. the distlnguihsed architect and
archaeologist who conducts the excava- !
tions in Rome, there will be planted on
the margin of the Mlnclo, at the fort of j
Pietole, a Incus or grove, sacred to the
Italian flora, In illustration of the bo
tanical and sylvan growth mentioned
In the Eclogues and the Georgics. Ac
cording to the Scotsman, all the lovely
or lordly denizens of the garden or the
champaign will be represented as hal
lowed , In the "undying srong" of the
swan of Mantua.- The ' poet Gabriel
d'Annunzio v. ill, it Is expected, in
augurate the "Flora VlrgUlana" with
an ode In which he will attempt to
show that in Italy the gift of poetry
did not die with Virgil and Virgil's
scholar, Dante.
The Philadelphia Record -publishes
the following from Washington, D. C.:
Eleven monkeys have been sent to the
government hospital for the insane,
though •. the little "forest men" are
sound mentally and healthy. . ,
»', Fresh!from George "Washington uni
versity, where their,' association■■ was
i with professors and students of pay
sehology. by whom their faculties: for
perception and sensation wore pro
nounced to be more keen than those
of ; the average man the simians are
now to be subjected to close scientific
'scrutiny.• teiat the savants may learn
what effect ..may follow confinement
unions: insane persons.; Dr. & I. Fran*,
psychologist of the hospital. staff, will
nave the monkeys under, observation.'
When he shall have .finished with
them they 'will be killed and I their
brains preserved in alcohol for future
! study.'
I '•"' seems to Ue no place like home
I for. most of the charity that begins
thfira. • ■ *V •
John Annear Climbs Burning
Stairway Twice to Succor
Two Victims
Two Men Jump From Windows
and Are Injured, While
Loss Is $8,000
Policeman John Annear climbed three
stories up a fire wrapped stairway at
28 Clyde street early yesterday morn
ing, fought, his way along a burning
hallway and rescued Mrs. Flora Rice.
who was trnppe-d in her apartment by
the flames and had fainted.
After carrying the woman to the
street the policeman rushed back to
the second story and readied 5 months
old Marion Blue. Then Annear col
lap«ed and he was rushed to the
emergency hospital for treatment.
Twenty other persons who lived In
the burned house narrowly escaped
with their lives. T. T. Thompson broke
his leg when he jumped from the third
story to the vacant lot next to the
house. John O'Brien dislocated his
right shoulder in leaping to the street
from the second Boor. The other lodg
ers rushed from the burning house in
their nlghtclothes and several t were
severely burned about the head and
The fire, which Is thought to have
been of incendiary origin, started in
the basement of the three story build
ing and rapidly spread up the front
and back stairways before it was dis
covered at 4 o'clock.
Marion Blue, the child rescued by
Annear, was sleeping in a rear room
on the second floor. The smoke caused
! her to cough. The mother awoke «nd ,
was startled to find that the house was \
in flame*. She rushed into the street j
to sive the alarm, but before she could \
return the stairway was ablaze and |
I she was unable to reach the child.
All the tenants lost belongings. Mrs.
1 Blue lost a pet dog and Mr?. Flora
Hit■■«> one parrot and 10 canaries.
Two cans of coal oil were found in
the basement after the fire. Earlier .
in the morning there were two other ,
mysterious fires in the same neighbor
i hood.
None of the occupants of the build- j
ing nor the owner, John Wiley, was ;
Insured. The loss Is estimated ft
Policeman John Annear was com- I
mended highly by his superior. Lieu
tenant John I^ouis of the southern (sta
tion, and a report of his brave conduct I
will t.e sent to Chief of Police John
Frame Buildings Damaged
l>a;nage amounting to several hun
dred dollars was done to two frame
buildings at 726 and 728 Harrison street j
Sunday morning when fire started in :
the Bee cafe, conducted by Andrew !
Coules at the former address. The!
flames spread to the building adjoining, j
OCCUDIed by the agency of the Regal j
motoi tar company. Before the ar
rival of the fire engines the Bee cafe
was nlmost destroyed. Little damage
was rione to the building occupied by
the liegal company. The losses were I
covered by insurance.
Rumor Connects Prominent
Persons With Kidnaping
LAfl YKrtAR. N. M. April I—With
the abduction and ransoming of Wai
lace Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Rogers, three days old and no arrests
made, the mystery surrounding the
ißs» seems to be deepening.
Rumors connect well known per
sons in lAm Vegas with the abduction.
but no official confirmation can be se
cured. It Is believed that the man who
took the child from his home received
the $12,000 paid for his recovery, al
though others aided In the kidnaping.
Kvery member of the New Mexico
mounted police is working on the case,
and ('sptnin Fred Kornoff headed an
armed posse that left this afternoon In
h;> automobile for some point south of
Las Vegas. The object of the expedi
tion la known only to those in charge.
i Manchuria Flooded With Un
employed Men
SEATTLE. April ;.—According to
Japanese papers just received, 800,000
coolies have lost their occupation in '
Manchuria through the plague. * The
coolies In northern Siberia,, who were
deported by the Russian authorities, I
have entered Manchuria and added to
the number of unemployed. •_
A dlspatelj from Australia to the
Toklo Asahl reports that various pa
pers are calling attention to the report
that, a great number of Chinese are
entering New Caledonia. There are at
present about 4,000 Japanese In the
Island, Including many skillefi carpen
ters, engineers, etc. The French In the
Island are indifferent.
Australian papers, however, declare
that colonization of the Pacific islands
by Japanese should be resisted.
Fourteen Battleships to Fire
While Others Drill
WASHINGTON', April 2.—The annual
haul* practice of the Atlantic fleet oft
the Virginia capes will begin tomor- i
row morning when 14 of the 16 battle
ships under command of Rear Admiral
Janos JL
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Sqhrocder will direct their biff suns at
targets " representing warships of a
supposed enemy. E§i*s£
Secretary of the Navy Meyer, on the
president's •: yacht ■: Mayflower, will ob
serve the efficiency- of the officer*, men
and .; guns * under , battle conditions.
Twenty-five „vessels of the" navy j will
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Call's Gain in March, 1911, Over March, 1910
34,160 Lines
Chronicle, Examiner and Bulletin All Lose ■■"''
in March, 1911, over. March, 1910
CHRONICLE LOSS . . 40,642 Lines
EXAMINER LOSS ... 30,450 Line*
BULLETIN LOSS .... 19,768 Lines
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V ft L L | Inches Inches
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Oakland Display ■.*.'.'.'.'.**■'.'.'".'.'.'.'-.".'.'.'.'.'.' j 1,258 ' p..
Foreign Display | | 1,258 | p „
Classified ..'...... . • I 204 | ..... | WH
Readers I 22 | | «-•_
Legal I 181 1 | UaHI
Resorts I 36 |
Business Directory I 340
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Local Display ".". .7. ) 1,604 | |
Oakland Display | 426 ! |
Foreign Display , | 422 j n , . .
Classified ! 322 I LnrOlllCiC
Readers 23 ! | •
Legal 93 I LOSS
Resorts 13
Business Directory
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Net Loss .................... I 2,903 ..... 40,642 Lines .
2,234 Inches Trade Advertisements Not Figured.
LAMmillLre , Inches Inches
Local Display | 2,960
Oakland Display 427 . .
Foreign Display .... .. ..... 343 - .
Classified ..... 1,299 Examiner
Readers 2£ ■
Legal 63 LOSS
Resorts 90
Business Directory .....-....-. 255 j .... ! ~\
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Classified I 278 ..... Bulletin
Readers 42 ■
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fie on' the scene of battle, which |l
known as :the southern drill ground^.
Th» four divisions of the fleet," will
be spread over a distance, of .45^ miles .
■With their 12 inch guns the. battle*
ships will fire at canvas screen* ■
stretched between masts on h«avj
rafts. These will be towed.by. a'fleet;
auxiliary and a battleship : «teunijnr 10
miles an . hour, six, seven or eight
miles away,' willr direct". Its i sruiw upon
the; targets. Each -. screen. will 'be »x
--amined* frequently,' and records of hits
■will be made. ' In this way the annual
records of target practice are obtaln'H
and * th*> ', ships rated as to efflrJency. r*-.

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