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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.

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