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COMMERCIAL . HI ("I 1 !f% ESTATE itl SL |I||E REAL ESTATE 111 ■ 1111% SPORTING 111 1111 A SOCIETY SI If V B I MARINE I 1 I. 1 V V VOLUME CX.—NO. 83. TAFT TO BEGIN THE FAIR WORK ON OCTOBER 11 President Fixes Tentative Date of Arrival in This City for the Eighth On the Third Day he Will Take Spade in Hand and Turn Sod Representative Kahn Introduces Bill for Use of Presidio and Fort Mason [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—Octo ber B is the date tentatively fixed for the arrival of Presi dent Taft at San Francisco to participate in beginning actual work on the Panama-Pacific exposition. This date is subject to change when the itinerary of the president's Journey is gone over, but it will probably stand. Secretary Hilles is arranging dates and programs, and this task will not be completed for several days. It will be taken up at Beverly, where the president will go this week. The president will arrive in San Francisco on the night of October 8, according to present plans, and will remain there during the 9th. 10th and 11th. The ground breaking ceremonies will take place on the last day of his stay. He will speak at a public ban quet and may review the Pacific fleet in San Francisco bay. Kahn Introduces Bill Following his conference with Secre tary of War Stimson, Congressman Kahn of California today introduced in the house a resolution authorizing the use r>f Fort Mason and the Presidio in connection with the Panama-Pacific ex position. Following is the full text of Kahn's resolution: "Whereas, the Panama-Pacific Interna tional Exposition company, a corpo ration existing un£«r the laws of California, has applied for the use of certain portions of the lands of the United States military reservations at the Presidio and Fort Mason, Cali fornia; and "Whereas, it appears that said Inter national Exposition company desires the use of said lands for temporary use for exposition purposes, and that ■aid portions of said military reserva tions that are not occupied by build ings are available for such temporary use: and Land Will be Improved "Wh"reas, it has been made to appear that the said Panama-Pacific Inter national Exposition company will, in the use of said lands, permanently improve the same for military uses by grading and filling and the erec tion of seawalls, and that at the ex piration of the exposition and not later than July 1, 1916, the said Panama-Pacific International Exposi tion company will vacate the said lands and deliver over the same to the United States government for the uses of the war department; "That the secretary of war be and he is hereby authorized to grant to the said Panama-Pacific International Ex position company permission to oc cupy and utilize for exposition pur- poses and until July 1, 1916, such portion or portions of the United States military reservations of the Presidio of San Francisco and Fort Mason, state of California, as may he designated hy the secretary of war for such purposes, and subject to such conditions, provisions, restric tions and regulations as the secre tary of war may from time to time prescribe. Also, to construct, operate and maintain a boulevard connecting the sections of said exposition over government land at said place; pro vided that said boulevard shall not pass through or open to the public any of the defensive works of the United States and that the route selected for said boulevard shall be subject to the approval of the secre tary of war and all work incident to its construction, maintenance and operation shall be subject to the supervision and control of the secre tary of war; provided, further, that al! improvements, alterations and de mands made necessary on said gov- ernment land by its use for exposi- tion purposes, and all work necessary to be done to turn back to the gov ernment in good condition for use by the war department and for the re moval of all buildings or improve ments thereon not desired by the government shall be done by the said exposition company without cost to the United States. Streets to be Closed "The permission of congress is hereby given unto said Panama-Pacific Inter national Exposition company to tem porarily close until July 1, 1916, the following streets of San Francisco, Cal., to-wit: "Lyon street from Lombard to the bay of San Francisco; Lewis street from the Presidio to Fort Mason; Tonquin street from the Presidio to Fort Ma son; Jefferson street from the Pre sJdio to Fort Mason; Beach street Continued on Pace 8> Column 1 THE San Francisco CALL Roosevelt Says Nomination Would Be a Calamity PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 21.— Former President Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to Alex ander P. Moore, editor of the Pittaburg Leader, made public today, says: VI; must ask not only you but every friend I hare to see to it that no moVement whatever is made 'to - bring me • forward for the nomination in 1912. I should esteem it a genuine calamity if such a movement were f undertaken." . ''".Jf. The Leader has been advocat ing the nomination of Roosevelt for president in 1912. GOSPEL DISPENSER NEW WHITE HOPE Army Chaplain Lays Aside Bible and Uses Fists to Thrash Presidio Steward Tt there had been any "blu© laws" written upon the United States army regulations they would have been smashed Sunday afternoon, when a lively game of fisticuffs occurred in the post exchange at the Presidio. Not alone that but a chaplain of the army was one of the principals. Th« encounter was between Chaplain G. H. Jones and Post Exchange Stew ard Donald A. Pardee. Yesterday both contestants were nursing black eyes and swollen faces. While Chaplain Jones had his hurts plastered and bandaged in the comfortable quarters of his residence. Pardee was compelled to nurse his In a cell at the guard house. Pardee is a civilian employe and works as liquid dispenser at the post exchange. Sunday he invited a party of soldiers to his rooms in the rear of the exchange and entertained them with vocal music. Between songs bot tles of army malt were passed out and rapidly consumed by the thirsty troop ers. This program resulted in a cres cendo of noise. Chaplain Jones, who is also post ex change officer, was attracted by the disturbance. >He investigated and remonstrated with Pardee for his lack of discipline and Pardee became angry and struck at the chaplain with his fist. Then the fight began. Chaplain Jones, who weighs 200 pounds, is about the same height and weight as his opponent, although much older. He quickly threw aside his tight flttfng blouse and squared off while the soldiers formed a ring. Queensberry rules were placed upon the shelf and allowed to remain there. Blow after blow was struck by each man upon the face of the other, and blood flowed freely. As no referee had been selected the fight was not con ducted by rounds, and continued for 15 minutes. A passing sentry peeked In one of the windows, and seeing the fight, called for the guard. A sergeant and several men hurried to the fracas and found that one of their superior of ficers was not only a principal in the fight but was the victor and was being cheered by the soldiers. Pardee was arrested and taken to the guardhguse. He will be turned over to the civil authorities this morning. i You Can Elect San Francisco's Governing Officers on Sept. 26 The men who will be intrusted with the" government of San Fran cisco for the next four years can and should be elected at the first, or so called primary, election on September 26. If every San Franciscan does his duty they will be elected then. The election to be held on September 26 is not merely a nominating election. The candidate for any office who receives a majority of all the votes cast at the election will be elected to that office. His name will not appear on the ballot voted in November. If all the voters of San Francisco could Be induced to vote at the first election, all the uncertainty, expense and turmoil of a second cam paign would be avoided. Ever}) citizen who has registered from his present address since Jan uary 1, 1910, is entitled to vote at the first election on September 26. The fact that he registered as a partisan or declined to designate his partisan affiliations has no effect on his eligibility to vote at this municipal election. Every citizen who has not registered since January I, 1910, or who has changed his residence since such designation, must register to preserve his right to vote at any election this year. Registration for the first election is open until August 26. The registrar's office in the old city hall at Hyde and McAllister streets is open daily from 8:30 a. m. to 10 p. m. The office of the registrar of voters will be kept open from 8:30 a, m. till midnight August 24, 25 and 26. Branch registration offices have been established at Fourteenth ana Valencia streets and at Market and Battery streets. Only new registra tion may be enrolled at these branches. Changes of residence must be registered at the registrar's office in the old city hall. If you are a citizen of the United States, have lived in California one year, this county 90 days and precinct 30 days or will have such residence on September 26 you are entitled to register and vote at the election on September 26. Register today. SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1911. REORGANIZATION OF BANK HINGES ON STOCK PRICE Advance in Western Pacific Shares May Revive Safe Deposit Concern Neither Company Nor President Jeffery Is Financially In« terested, However [Special Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK, Aug. 21. —President Jeffery is not interested finan cially in the California Safe Deposit and Trust company re organization. Neither is the Western Pacific Railroad company. But It is a fact that reorganisation depends large ly upon future earnings and therefore upon the market price of Western Pa cific stock. The insolvent trust company owns 40.000 shares of Western Pacific. It is one of its most important assets. When reorganization was all but completed last May Western Pacific was priced at $25 by the reorganize", and the finan cial interests in New York were ready to put up $1,000,000 against the assets of the insolvent trust company, figuring Western Pacific at $25 a share. Rumors Lower Price But when George Gould was deposed as president of the Missouri Pacific there were circulated in Wall street unfavorable rumors affecting Denver and Rio Grande and since the latter company has guaranteed payment of the bonded interest of Western Pacific, these rumors naturally affected the lat ter road also and its stock dropped from $31 to $18. Recently there has been an attempt on the part of Banker H. P. Wilson and other subscribers to underwrite Western Pacific stock at $25, payments to be made- in three equal annual installments, viz.: On July 1 of 1912. 1913 and 1914. But all is held in abeyance pending publication of the first financial report of Western Pa cific earnings. The report is now in the hands of the Interstate Commerce Commission, but a statement made by President Jef fery to The Call's correspondent today gives an indication of what the report will be. He has just returned from an inspection of the Gould lines, and said: Pleased With Conditions "I was particularly well pleased with Western Pacific conditions. The road has plenty of equipment for present needs. The certain growth of irriga tion through the territory it traverses will greatly increase freight tonnage within a very few years. "From estimates based on gross earnings for July, approximating $420, --000, the fiscal year ending July 1 next is likely to yield a return of more than $5,000,000. 'What is left in the way of net prof its will be turned back Into the rotfd for development work, and for this reason, the Denver & Rio Grande will still have to stand sponsor for inter est on the bonds of its western exten sion." MINE MANAGER KILLED BY HIS OWN REVOLVER FOREST, Aug. 21. —John D. Beggs, manager of the Kate Hardy mine, was instantly killed by the accidental dis charge of his own revolver today. The bullet pierced his heart. Beggs was a brother of W. W. Beggs of San Jose. Eagles Swoop to Hospitality Perch Talons Shown in Election Contest — .-.... ... t - .. ■ . —...-1 . ——. .„.., ... —-.———"""♦" The group picture shows visiting women at the Eagles grand aerie. In the separate portraits are two members of the | . women's auxiliary named to entertain the wives of the delegates. ELOPING SCION COSTS INVESTING DAD $25,000 Instead of Examining Mining Property, Scion Wooes and Wins a "Line's Busy* Maiden [Special Dispatch (c The Call] SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 21.—That the elopement of his son with a pretty telephone girl cost a millionaire father. $25,000 was the belief of those who read the attachment papers served to day in a suit brought by C. W. Chaffee, a millionaire grain dealer of South Dakota, against C. "W. Caddagan, owner of the Bononza King mine. Caddagan, it is alleged, Interested the grain owner in the mining prop erty, and Chaffee sent his son, T. W. Chaffee, to investigate the proposition. The son, instead of becoming ao 70 MORE POSTAL BANKS TO COAX OUT THE HIDDEN COIN first cla*s postofflces were designated today by Postmaster General Hitchcock as postal savings banks, making thus far 90 first class offices thus named. Among those designated today is Los Angeles. In the list designated today to begin operations September 23 are: Bakersfleld and Santa Barbara, Cal.; Walla Walla, Wash. At the close of business August 18 the WIDOW, 53 JILTS TEACHER, 55 AND HE SUES FOR $5,175 [Special Dispatch to The Call] SEATTLE. Aug. 21.—Dr. William T. Thompson, physician and teacher at the Akhiok. Kodiak island, Alaska, Indian school, is the plaintiff, and Mrs. Mary E. Yoxall. a widow resident of Seattle, is the defendant in a breach of promise suit The" plaintiff is 55 years old and the defendant 53. Doctor Thompson quit his work at Akhiok last June to come oualnted with thie property became ac quainted with Miss Jessie Lillian May Beasley, a pretty telephone girl at a Los Angeles hotel when he reached there. The two decided that an elope ment was more rttmantic than mining. They went to San Francisco, where they were married July 8. Falling to hear from his son the father decided to invest any way, and it is alleged, put $25,000 in the mining claim. In his suit today he charges he was fleeced and says Caddagan de frauded him. treasurer of tW^'United States had ac cepted from depository banks as secur ity for postal savings deposits bonds aggregating $9,103,288. The treasurer had on hand bonds aggregating $2,770, --000. which are being investigated. In the first 12 days of their operation the four first class postofflces designat ed as postal savings banks received in deposits aggregate sums as follows: New York city. $53,029; Chicago, $108,316; Boston, $26,722; St. L*>uis, $19, --981. to Seattle to marry. July 29 last he received his mitten, he alleges, and his suit for $5,175 damages is the result. The complaint recites that Doctor Thompson came to Seattle in Decem ber, 1910, and renewed a former ac quaintance with Mrs. Yoxall, and, it is alleged, she had promised and agreed to marry him during the summer of 1911. CITY IS AWING WITH VISITORS TO GRAND AERIE New Hall Is Formally Dedicated to Order, Opening the Convention Pledging the freedom and hospitality of the city, San Francisco last evening welcomed to its cheery hearth the democratic flocks of American Eagle dom. Thousands of members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles are gath ered in the city to attend the annual meeting of the grand aerie, the formal sessions of which begin today, and San Francisco is dressed in her best clothes to receive them. Eariy indications point to the suc cess of the convention, both in size and accomplishment. Before tonight nearly all of the accredited delegates will have arrived, bringing with them thousands of unofficial visitors, and the parade Thursday will be the most spectacular event of its kind of the year. On the platform with the speakers were Judge Thomas Graham, John L. Herget of San Francisco, Grand Treas urer Finley Mcßae, H. L. Leavitt, one of the founders of the order; W. J. grand worthy vice president; Captain J. F. Pelletier of Kansas City and J. Cusack, candidate for grand worthy president. FAIR BOOSTERS BOOSTED The hall had been beautifully dec orated to receive the visitors, and above the stage were suspended the initials background of red, white and blue flowers. The whole ornament was sur mounted by an eagle with outspread wings, poised for flight. All of the speakers praised in high est terms the activity of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in behalf of San Fran cisco during the campaign in Washing ton last winter to obtain congressional recognition for the exposition in 1915, order for the large part it played in bringing success.to California. An ur gent invitation to return in 1015 was greeted with prolonged applause. DELEGATES HOLD MEETING The internal politics of the society occupied the attention of most of the delegates who came yesterday, and in stead of a race between Frank E. Her ing of Indiana and .1. J. Cusack of San Francisco, it develops that still a third candidate may be projected into the field. Cusack's friends thought to gain for him the support of the California state aerie, but at a caucis held yester day afternoon this was found to be im possible. A stormy session was held in the hall under the auspices of Cusack's cam paign committee, headed by Harry I. Mulcrevy, and after a lengthy discus sion nearly two-thirds of the delegates present bolted from the meeting, leav ing fewer than 200 to indorse the reso lutions which had been prepared and with which it had been expected to turn the tide against Hering. These resolutions criticise Hering's policies and indorse the candidacy of Cusack. DARK HOR.SE LOOKED FOR It is now thought likely that W. J. Brennan of Pitti=burg, or some other strong leader, will be substituted in place of Cusack, and thereby save the California aries from the criticism which results from tft,eir efforts to elect a local man. Brennan says he will not Ceatlnued on Pace Si, Column 2 THE WEATHER*^* YESTERDAY—Highest temperature. 65? : lowest Sunday night, 52. FORECAST FOR TODAY— with fog " in the morning and afternoon; continued cool, :■ ? r brisk west wind. , PRICE FIVE CENTa CONGRESS ADJOURNS TODAY Both Houses Agree to End Extra Session and Set Hour for 3 p. m. LAST ACT WILL BE THE RECEIPT OF TAFTS VETO Cctton Tariff Bill Will Be Re ferred to Committee and Wait Until December REPRESENTATIVE STARTS SINGLE HANDED FILIBUSTER WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—The extra session of congress will pass into history at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The democratic caucus of the house this afternoon agreed to the Penrose resolution, which had been aodpted by the Isenate, prescribing that hour aa the time of adjournment. This action, carried out through a resolution passed in the house tonight, put in, effect an understanding reached in. the afternoon between party leaders in both houses. President Taft's veto of the cot* ton tariff bill is ready to be placed be fore both houses of congress when they convene at noon tomorrow. Im mediately upon its receipt, Democratic Leader Underwood will move its ref erence to the ways and means com mittee, of which he is the chairman, and there will lie undisturbed until the regular session of congress con venes in December. Courtesy to President Congress easily could have adjourned tonight, but the adjournment under standing was designed especially to ac pord to the president the courtesy of an opportunity to present his veto of th« cotton bill before the curtain was rung down on a session replete with tariff re vision activities. The senate, without any business be fore it, marked time on the house. Twice it took recesses during the aft ernoon with a view of having the sen ate in session so that as soon as t.rj house passed the cotton bill Vice Presi dent Sherman might sign it and speed it to the White House. The presiding officers of the two houses can sign bills only when their respective houses are in session. The president's veto is ready and would have been sent to congress at 8 o'clock tonight if both houses had remained in session, but the senate, at 6:36. p. m., adjourned until tomorrow noon. Single Handed Filibuster At a night session of the house, after the disposition of matters on the unani mous consent calendar, Minority Leader Mann, for more than an hour conducted a single handed filibuster against an effort of Representative "Wilson of Pennsylvania to suspend the rules and consider a resolution providing for the investigation of the Taylor system of scientific shop management, which is being introduced into government works. Mann finally permitted the res olution to be adopted after slight amendment. It authorizes the speaker to appoint a commission of three to con duct the inquiry. Before tha filibuster began, several minor bills were passed, including an amended bill authorizing the secretary of the'interior to withdraw from the treasury and deposit in banks in Okla homa funds of the Kiowa, Commanch* and Apache Indians. A bill was passed extending until March, 1918, the Burton law governing the diversion of the waters ot Niagara falls. Mann raised the question of no quorum, but Underwood moved to ad journ, which was carried at 11:15 p. m. YOUNG AVIATOR IN RACE WITH TRAIN _____ Electric Flyer Is Bested in Two Mile Contest L.OS ANGELES, Aug. 21.—L. E. Holt, a 20 year old av-iator, who is trying to qualify for a pilots license, ran a race with a Long Beach electric flyer for more than two miles today, and won by two carlengths. Both car and aero plane were speeding at a rate of 45 miles an hour. At times the aeroplane was within 20 feet of the car, causing great excitement among all of the pas sengers. RETURNS FROM FRUIT ORCHARD ARE LARGE [Special Dispatch to The Call] GRIDLEY. Aug. 21.—Tenants of the George Thresher orchard near here claim to have received an average of $500 an acre for fruit harvested this season. The orchard consists of but 18 acres, but the tenants have taken off fruit which sold for $9,000. The pears are all Bartletts and are of the finest variety.