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COMMERCIAL ill Llif 1 THEATRICAL 111 f 3 |f|| V REAL ESTATE 3 'fijß *j till 9 SPORTING El If If i SOCIETY Ml .||U MARINE —^ VOLUME CX.—NO. 54. TAFT ON RECIPROCITY Epoch for Nations poch for Nations THE PRESIDENT GIVES CREDIT J>EVERLY, Mass., July 23. -In the first *-* statement he has made since the passage of the reciprocity bill by the Senate, President Taft at the summer white house tonight freely dis' cussed the measure and gave credit where he thought credit was duj. President Taft said: TRADE BENEFITS ARE PREDICTED BY PRESIDENT Statement Issued From Summer White House Discusses Agree- ment With Canada Felicitations Given to Support ers in Congress for Work Well Done BEVERLY, Mass.. July 23.—The president arrived at "Parra matta," the new Taft cottage, shortly after S o'clock this morn ing, motoring out from Boston in an hour. Mrs. Taft. Miss Helen Taft and Charlie were waiting and he had breakfast with his family for the first time since he left Beverly for the west, July 2. .'.\<l:. On the way from Washington the president had time for a long chat with i Senator Penrose, who led the fight for reciprocity and with Secretary of the ■ Treasury MacVeagh and Secretary lUlles. Penrose left him at Philadel phia. Hi lies a.t Newark. N. J. and Mac- Veagh deserted the party at Boston. The,president had -been thinking about a statement 'biT^Tfie** reciprocity bill, and "after sleeping over it," as he put it today, decided that it should be written and credit be given where credit was due. 'Praise for Secretary Knox with Mrs. Taft and children and j Major Putt, he motored for 10 miles from Lynn to hear Rev. Dr. Robert Coliyer ■:" New York, preach at the , First Unitarian church. Lunch over, a • stenographer was called in and the statement; dictated, the president re sorting to the first person, usual in e utsments from the White House, that it might appear more truly his own. For Secretary Knox and his assist ants- in the state department, who con ducted the negotiations and framed t <* i'act, the president said more than j .•■ word of praise. Those republicans. j If said, who fought for' reciprocity •'and some of those votes were neces rr.ry to the passage of the bill proper ly may enjoy mutual felicitations on a : i.-<»rk well done." He freely acknowl ' dscrt that his long hard campaign. In I ilialf of that measure .would have 1 roved unavailing if the democrats had not helped him. New Bond for Countries In. his own judgment, the president said the agreement would mark an epoch In the returns between the United States and Canada and those who opposed the bill lin congress would find their prophecies disapproved and their fears allayed by its actual ! operation. Its passage by the 'Cana dian parliament, the last- step before j it becomes a bond between the two countries, he believes will be forth- j coming. "The satisfaction that actual exper ience in its working will give," he said, I "we confidently hope will secure its permanence. In a decade its benefits ! will contribute much 'to a greater/ United States and greater Canada." ' DOURBONS PLAN 1J TO FORCE TAFT Having Saved His Reciproc ity Hide, They Want His Wool Scalp WASHINGTON, July 23.—The" remo val of Canadian reciprocity from the congressional stage has left things at the capital in a decidedly mixed con dition. The senate will launch into the wool tariff fight tomorrow, but it is anticipated that the discussion, will not stick closely to wool, but will run the whole gamut of tariff revision. The house democrats will caucus on Tuesday and the cotton tariff bill, with their indorsement, is expected to come into the house Wednesday.' The house is going to pass its cotton tariff meas ure, but the fate of the wool bill in the senate is still a matter, of conjecture. Democratic leaders in the house are skeptical am to whether the senate will pass any of the tariff bills now before it. They have tried to obtain definite Information from senate -leaders as. to < ontlnucd on Page' 2, Column --1 THE San Francisco Call CREDIT TO WHOM CREDIT IS DUE "That I am very much pleased with the passage of the Canadian reciprocity bill through both houses of congress goes without saying. I believe and hope it will be -followed by similar ac tion by the dominion parliament. "In my Judgment the going into effect of the agreement will make a new epoch in the rela tions between the United States and Canada and will tend to a marked increase In the trade be tween the two countries, which will be In every way beneficial to both. "I hope the credit that belongs to Secretary Knox and his spe cial assistants at the state de partment in the negotiations and framing of the pact and their lucid explanation and defense of its terms will not be withheld. "In a sense the bill passed was a nonpartisan measure, though the republicans who voted for It probably did so on an economic theory and the democrats who voted for it on another. I should be wanting in straightforward speaking, however, if I did not freely acknowledge the credit that belongs to the democratic majority in the house and the democratic minority In the sen ate for their consistent support of the measure. In an earnest and sincere desire to secure its pass age. "Without this reciprocity would have been impossible. It would not have been difficult for them to fasten upon the bill amendments affecting the -tariff generally in such a. way as to embarrass the executive and to make it doubtful whether he could sign the bill, and yet to claim popular approval of their support of reciprocity in its de feat. In other words, the demo crats did not 'play politics' in the colloquial sense in which these words are used, but they followed the dictates of a higher policy. "We republicans who have earnestly sought reciprocity and some of whose votes were neces sary to the passage of the bill may properly enjoy mutual felici tations on a work well done. To those who opposed , the - bill on the ground that It will do harm to the farmers we can only say that we who have supported the passage of the bill look forward to the test of the actual opera tion of the reciprocity measure to disprove their prophecies and allay their fears. The satisfac tion that actual experience In its working will give, we confidently hope, will secure its permanence. In a decade its benefits will con tribute to a greater United States and a greater Canada." AUTO HITS BUGGY, TWO ARE INJURED Collision at Park Entrance Sends Both Drivers to the Hospital Concussion of the brain and a dis j location of the right knee were the Injuries received yesterday afternoon by" Wyman Craiger of Twenty-sixth 1 street, near Dolores, when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by an automobile driven by L. C. Me-! Buester of 718 Ashbury street. The accident occurred in Baker""street op posite the panhandle entrance to Golden Gate park. -Craiger and a companion were driv ing rapidly out of the park in a light buggy and Mcßuester was traveling south in Baker street, A hedge along the Fulton street side of the pan handle screened the occupants iof the approaching vehicles from each; other and the buggy and automobile collided. Craiger and his companion were thrown out, ibut, the, latter , was . unhurt. Craiger was made unconscious by the concussion- He was taken to the park emergency hospital. Mcßuester's machine was badly dam aged and the driver's hand was cut by flying glass from the broken wind break. After repairing the car he fol lowed Craiger to the: hospital, had his hand dressed and then he took the more seriously injured man home in his battered' automobile. SAN FRANCISCO, : MONDAY, JULY 24, 1911. POWER COMPANY SEEKS CONTROL WITH RATE WAR Great Western Enters Oakland Field and Three Cornered Combat Promised Strenuous Fight Expected # or Monopoly in Cities on East Side of Bay OAKLAND, July 23.—What prom ises to be one of the most stren uous combats ever waged by _ public service corporations in Oakland has been inaugurated by the Great Western Power company of San Francisco against the Oakland Gas, Light and Heat company and the Cen tral Light and Power company. The three cornered.fight for the privilege of supplying power, light and fuel to Oak land consumers will, it is expected, re sult in a substantial reduction of rates. Monopoly Probable Goal It is considered probable that the ul timate goal of the winner will be to establish a lighting and heating monopoly on the east side of the bay. The Great Western Power company, which is controlled by Edwin T. Haw ley of New York, railroad magnate and millionaire,. with the Fleishhacker brothers of the Anglo and London Paris National bank of San Francisco as coast representatives, has entered into direct competition in the Oakland field. A force of men has been sent out to see the large consumers, to whom special inducements are being offered on contracts for power. Plant Is AdequateV This company has its main plant on the north fork of the Feather river, near Las Plumas," and controls an enormous water power with facilities that:place It on an equal footing with the other corporations. The Great Western has established a steam auxil iary plant at the foot of Fifth avenue, East Oakland, and has announced that it will be prepared to deliver power in December. The current will be brought from the main station at Feather ■ river i to the East Oakland plant. War has been waged for "some time between the Great Western and the Pacific Gas and Electric company of San Francisco, which is headed by Frank Dunn as president and John A.: Britton as vice; president and manager. ■ The Oakland Gas, Light and Heat com pany is a subsidiary of the San Fran- i cisco corporation, which _ also controls j plants in and about 20 other California cities. .... Power Control Disputed ;> .', Before the entrance of the Great Western, rival bids for the Oakland market had been made by the Oakland Gas, Light and Heat company and the Central Light and Power company. The Oakland company has had undisputed sway for many years. It also supplies power in Berkeley. The first to com pete was the Central Light and Power, I one of the SmithfTevls. companies, and i a part of the 1200,000,000 United Prop | erties company. The Central has erect ed a plant at Second and Alice streets and is supplying a number of con sumers. The three competing companies are spending money freely to perfect their plants and have men in the field bidding for business. A number "of the principal financiers on the Pacific coast are interested in the outcome. FORTY CAMPS TO HOLD ADMISSION DAY PICNIC Woodmen of World Will Join Royal Neighbor* The annual picnic of the Modern Woodmen of the World and the Royal Neighbors of America' will be held at East Shore park. Admission day, which falls on. September 9. The " various committees are completing the arrange ments for the outing, which will be participated .in by 40 camps which comprise the picnic association of the bay cities of the two orders. All forms of athletics will be held during the day and prises will be ' awarded the winners. A feature of the day's sports will be the prize drill and the baseball game for the championship between the Occidental team of San Francisco and the.team from Alameda camp. MASKED HIGHWAYMEN TIE VICTIM TO TRACK Laborer: Rescued by Comrades Before Train Comes SEATTLE, July 23. —Masked high waymen set upon four Italian; track laborers one mile * north of Stanwood, Snohomish county, late Saturday.night, shot Carl Bailee In the hip and tied one of ,his companions to the rails and robbed him of $14. Two of the track^ men who had escaped returned ; after the highwaymen had gone and released their comrade, who had been bound.to the track in such a manner that a passing train would have, ground him to; pieces. Bailee crawled away in * the darkness while the fight was in prog ress and finally made his way, back ', to Stanwood. He 'was^brousht r to a hos pital here today. '. , • . SWIMMERS BREAK GOLDEN GATE RECORD SUN KING RULES IN PARIS AND BERLIN Sol I, Monarch of Skies, Daily Kills Six Frenchmen and Prostrates Germans PARIS, July 23.—Paris is swelter ing In the worst heat- wave experi enced in 25 years, which' is made more severe by the phenomenal drought, not a drop of rain having fallen for a month. " * ; . The thermometer has risen steadily for the last eight days from 86 to 97, the latter figure being attained yes terday. . All indications point to a continu ance' of the heat for several days. To add to the suffering of the people, there has been a partial break in the water system. Two big ; leaks , t in the main water * pipes, which were discov ered yesterday,' necessitated the cut ting off of the supply last' night. * * Many deaths have occurred, the daily average being six until yester day, when 11 were reported. ~.. At-. Fontainebleau the drought was responsible for the spread of a fire which broke out In the most pictur esque part of the forest, 15 acres of which - were destroyed.; ... -' v The ■ garrison troops were called out and succeeded In getting this fire: un der control, when a more serious out break occurred;' around Salamandre rocks. The fire burned over 1,500 acres and kept the troops busy all night before they mastered it. j Germany Is Sweltering BERLIN, July/23.—Germany^ is suf- ! fering from the most oppressive heat wave since 1901.% Some of the regis- j tering \ Instruments recorded 104 de grees..; ■■■ - ■ ■ -'•■. -*< ' ■ j Multitudes have gone to the subur ban lakes, but have experienced little relief. >; -• ' : •' The temperatures." along the sea coast are* equally . high. Many heat prostrations are reported" from Stet tin, Hamburg,-Cologne and elsewhere. GATES IS IMPROVING . DESPITE HOT WEATHER Attending Physicians Satisfied With-His. Progress PARIS, July ; 23.—John W. . Gates passed' a' fair, day, ..but: the I heat is a little against him. The ' attending physicians, however, express them selves as satisfied with bis "progress! .'" The two amateurs successfully swam the Golden Gale breaking all records. Left is Waller M. Pomeroy, right George F. Bond. Below the swimmers are shown in the water. NSURGENTS DELAY ATTACK ON HAITI President Simon Recovers From Illness and Rejoices Over Respite PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, July 23.— The expected advance" of the revolu tionists on the capital 1 has been de layed, the Insurgents at Mlrabalals, IS miles to the north;: apparently wait ing for additional, forces which are on their way.from Cape Haiti en. All the government troops are »'concentrated here and comparative^ quiet reigns to day, although some shots were fired last night. "- ;V; "'" ""7 ''4-.i. •.*'", President Simon, who after his. ar rival a few days ago from Fort Liberte took a sick bed, appears much better and attended services at the cathedral today. The failure of the Insurgents to make an attack on Port Au Prince and the. fact that there is •'a strong government; force '; in /the r capital, has greatly . encouraged . the president. The revolts at Croix dcs Bouquets and Gressier were the result of arbi trary orders -Issued ■ by .'• the - military chiefs. - >. . ' -":'-."■'' •''•'^'":"■"-..'• ■■■ -General - -Thomas,- "commandant "In charge'when the revolt became active at Croix* dcs Rouquets, took refugeln the Presbytery. 4. He was, made pris oner by the rebels, who cut off-his head..*: with', machetes. The -Insurgents then pillaged the-Presbytery J and the church school,- which is connected; by French sisters. •';';. * . . ■ The -yacht American,-, which; recently gave protection,' to foreigners at Cape Haltlen," has 'been',-transformed' into -."a gunboat. "It is "anchored; at' Mole St Nicholas "-without- coal, ■'■■■ having -''been towed'there-by a-Dutch steamer. 1. ' TWO, TRAGEDIES MARK _' v SUNDAY IN OXNARD Rancher Killed by Train and Cafe Man Stabbed OXNARD,' July 23. — The day I was marked by two tragedies here. Virgil C. Lennox, a wealthy" rancher, was run down by a f Southern Pacific train while driving his automobile at high'; speed across 'the'; railroad '.tracks" at" Rice" sta tion. ' The machine was "demolished and Lennox died in a few minutes. He was -29 years old. , » .; Later in the day; Tod F. Gould, pro- j prietor, of ! a . cafe, was.' stabbed Ih^thV abdomen by J. Black, a waiter, after a' quarrel iin Gould's place of - buslfi?«* over money matters. :*-- v * / • .Black, was arrested .and Gould-was taken to a hospital, 1 where it was said his wound is dangerous., ' < >1 THE WEATHER <N rjksTERDA Highest temperature, 60. r lowest Saturday night, 50. FORECAST FOR TODAY—Fair, some what warmer; moderate. south wind. s-= ; » Pomeroy y 24 Minutes 56 Seconds Bond, 28 Minutes 23 Seconds NEBRASKA SPLIT OVER AIDING TAFT Republican Convention to Settle Platform and Primary Vote . , .to Name Candidate ,/■.. LINCOLN, Neb., July 2,3.—The indica tions are that the "republican state con vention, which will meet here Tuesday, will not prove, the featureless, cut and dried affair that has been looked for. There are no nominations to be made and the election to follow has little political interest, only judicial offices being filled. . ; The question of Taft's candidacy for re-election and that of Canadian j reci procity, with which it ls»coupled." which have been brought "to pointed^ discus sion by the acts of leaders of the vari ous factions of the party in the state. hardly can be kept out of the conven tion, whose only- purpose is to define the principles •on which the. cetning campaign is to be fought. •) : That " Taft has many friends ,in the state is unquestioned, but when an offi cer .of the . Progressive Republican League of - Nebraska," an organization whose; members do not all profess to be "insurgents," was quoted recently as promising the stae to the president. in the next national convention, the storm of protest which followed showed that other candidates have considerable fol lowing. - .Governor Aldrieh. who will have much to do with shaping the course of the convention and the. campaign to follow, is an avowed partisan of Sena tor Lai" Follette, as are other state offi cials and members of the congressional delegation. • Added interest Is glven > to the con vention by the fact that Nebraska will be one of 'the' first states in the union to take a position on the question of a presidential candidate for 1912 through the statewide primaries next April, at which a presidential preference will be expressed by th- voters. - » The question of control of the liquor traffic,.which was prominent in'the' last State, conventions of the republican-and the democratic parties, is not likely to come up this time, as the legislature at last 3 winter's session (adopted •a I consti tutional amendment providing for i the Initiative and '5 referendum, which will before the;people at the next elec tion and upon which, the advocates of the]various Interests are depending to ' carry out their ideas. FIVE-MEN ENTOMBED IN TEXAS COPPER MINE EL PASO, Tex.. July 2S— A special to the Times tonight from Ray. Ariz., tells of a cavein in the Mathias and Hall shaft ... of i the : Ray „: Consolidated Copper company yesterday, which' entombed five men. Tim'Gallagher, an American tlmberman,' was: taken'from the'mlne dead,'and four.Mexicans were taken out alive. The cavein occurred in a raise in the,first level "of the mine. •'■-:'--" PRICE FIVE CENTS. .... FIRST AMONG AMATEURS TO CROSS Hundreds on Banks and in Boats See Two Men Plunge Into Waters BOTH IN GOOD SHAPE AT END OF THE FEAT Leader Says Neither Tried for Time, and Believes Could Do It in 20 Minutes Golden Gate Swimmers And Their Time Records j September 21, ISll«.—Charles (at ill, from Lime Point to Pre sidio shore, 1 hour 15 minutes. - October 3, Joo7.—Arthur Cavill. from . Lime Point to Presidio whore, 1 hour IS minutes. July 23, 1811.—Walter M. Pom eroy, time 24 minutes SO seconds, and George F. Bond, time 28 minutes 2:*. seconds, from Fort Point to Lime Point. November 0," ISiW.—lack Caugh lan made unsuccessful attempt to crow from Lime Point to Fort Point. Picked up in ' midst ream by launch. -|--|-T ALTER M.' POMEROY of the Olympic Athletic and the Olympi y V South End Rowing clubs and George F. Bond of Olym pic club, swam across the Golden Gate yesterday noon, the first ama-f tears to span by water the outjutting lands of San Francisco, and Marin counties. Their remarkable time for the feat was 24 minutes* and 56 sec onds for Pomeroy,Who led the way. and 28 minutes and 23 seconds for Bond. They plunged into the water at Fort Point and landed under the Lime Point lighthouse, to the ac companying screech of the fog horn. Two other men have accomplished the watery journey across the Golden Gate. In September 21, 1896, Charles Cavill, the Australian, swam from Lime Point to the Presidio beach in 1 hour and 15 minutes, and on Octo ber j3, 1907, Cavill's' brother, Arthur; swam the same route in 1 hour and 18 minutes. A third brother, Sidney Cavill of the Olympic club started the two young San Franciscans yesterday when they crossed the turbulent waters of the entrance to San Fran cisco bay at a speed' that far out stripped * the " time made by the Cavills. ' Fleet Honors Swimmers There was more of a fleet to sec the young athletes swim the strait yesterday than honored the naval operations in the "defense of San Francisco" Thursday night." Pom eroy and Bond were convoyed by a flotilla of two launches, two rowing barges and a squadron of pleasure boats. Captain, J. S. Clark of the; Golden Gate. United States life saving sta tion at the Presidio, was master'of ceremonies and adviser of the swim mers, in their contest with the tide-. Clark and a crew from the life sav ing station in a motor" boat kept near the aquatic athletes and directed their course so as best to overcome the antagonism of the tide -which was near flood at the time the race was started. At 11:28 o'clock in the morning Pome and Bond, stripped to an almost Adamic paucity of apparel, stood on the rocks beneath the placid front of Fort Winfield Scott, with its obsolete * brick walls and fanglesa gun ports, poised themselves between the swift flowing tide and a thousand spectators or more ". and waited for Cavill's pistol. Dive Clear of Foam When the shot sounded the two swimmers sprung from their dizzy pin acles and dived clear of the foam into deep water. ■*.',. They arose to, the surf simul taneously in a nest of whirling white caps, took their bearings over the green' and white waves that' absorbed them, ! heard a word or two '.'of direction from 1 Captain Clark, and : started, a., their.