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COMMERCIAL ft 3 .PI if .Tl "HEATRICAL llli I 1 11 I »ws lIL flu VOLUME OX.—NO. 88. TAFT AGAINST A TARIFF FOR POLITICS ONLY La Foilette-linderwood Bills for Personal Advantage Not : .; Revenue, He Says President Promises Downward Revision If Board of Experts So Recommends Combine's Cotton and Wool , Schedules Recklessly Got Up, He Asserts Taft Reveals His Attitude on Tariff -* Presidential campaign of 1012 la • began by. President Taft la - a speech defying and . condemning La Follette and his insurgent fol lowing for their alliance with the democrats. He | declared that La Follette, Speaker Clark and Chairman Un derwood ' were "playing ; politics" •when they passed the wool bill. * He said the proposed 'revision of the tariff was ; injurious and dangerous to business. If the tariff board in December reports in : favor of a downward revision of the cotton and wool schedules be will recommend It. HAMILTON. Mass., Aug. 26.— '/■ President Taft began the pres idential • campaign of 1912 to day, his friends believe, In * a speech that breathed defiance and con demned the - "insurgent" republicans and the democrats;combined to revise . several schedules of the present, tariff at the special session of congress Just closed. . -. ... '.-••- "-"- ,' > president singled out Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, Speaker Champ Clark- and "Chairman Underwood of the house ways and means committee as leaders of the attempted revision and charges them with "playing politics." f Several times he referred by name to La Follette,; but mentioned- the , other Insurgent'senators merely as* La Fol ate's "associates." . '• Proposed Revision Dangerous Taft indicated that he regarded the proposed revision as injurious and dan gerous to business, but made it" plain that if the tariff board In* December re-" ported that downward revision of the cotton and wool schedules should be •_iade he would recommend a reduction. - Standing on the broad terrace of Con gressman A. P. Gardner's farm with Senator Lodge and other Massachusetts republican leaders; the president seemed to scent the smoke of the coming battle. Many* of the 500 members of the Essex County Republican club, gathered to listen, thought they heard the "key note" speech of the coming campaign, and their cheers were loud and long. The President's Speech Senator Lodge supplemented j the president's tariff remarks" by a .few words, while two of the three v Candi dates for the republican nomination for governor in.Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor Frothingham . and " Speaker Walker spoke also. The president said in part: .'-. ' ' I /*1- am here to speak words of f en couragement as to the outlook for re publican : success. You have a state election /immediately before you,; Into which, it" seems to me, national; issues ought to enter. We have just,finished an ; extra session "of - congress, ' and the matters considered were of such im portance to the-commonwealth of Mas sachusetts " that I do not see -how/ the people; of * the state can withhold an expression of opinion them. ■' "The v, extra . session of congress ; was called" for/the purpose of confirming the Canadian* reciprocity treaty, which it did by a -support made "up of votes' from both parties. '6■ I have no doubt that Massachusetts, by both parties, would confirm its adoption. "/ / ; ; "Our democratic friends, however. were not content to. allow the session to pass "with .' the accomplishment /of the purpose for ' which fit. was called: They assisted—most of them—in the passage of the reciprocity bill because they believed in its usefulness, and in so* doing they united with ; the repub lican support i and did not; play" politics in its passage.; : ■ . :.;, •'/"■ "I am very sorry to say, however, that having pursued; a purely states manlike course with reference to reci procity, they did 'play politics' of the most irresponsible character In re spect to three tariff bills, which, by uniting with certain republicans in the senate, they, were able to pass and pre sent to the executive: for his signa ture.' :> . _ . /;/'*; ; tariff for Politics Only , *''. "The bills J bear internal evidence of the fact that they, rested on , a ; basis, of not 'tariff for revenue only, but 'tariff for politics only.' The firstthe .wool "bill—was introduced, in the house "J by Underwood,* the democratic ; leader, with the statement that, it was a free trade bilL and was not intended to/provide Continued on Page 21, Column 1 . THE San Francisco CALL New Gun for Navy Spells. Good Night To War's Birdmen WASHINGTON. jAug.- 36.— After '•hooting: a shell 18.000 feet int othe air, closer to the skies than .an : aeroplane % has ever flown, the experiments' with the. new naval pin, destined \ to de stroy the airships of an enemy. were temporarily, ended " at the Indian Head -naval 'proving grounds today. • It was announced that both the new weapon arid'its carriage had : proved ' eminleritlyj satisfac tory. f Fifty rounds were fired in today's tests. The maximum range of 18.000 feet was reached fhen the gun was elevated at an angle of * 85; degrees. . The shot flashed accurately for 10,000 feet. Beyond' that "distance it lost-its original trajectory and was af fected by the air ; currents, 1 fall ing into the • Potomac. 1,500 feet from a spot where it had been reckoned jit would drop. Rear Admiral Nathan .C. Twining, - chief of the naval bureau of ordnance and designer of :" the i new gun, expressed the conviction today that the car riage feature of the weapon had been perfected. During three days' trial,: Admiral Twining added, valuable inforamtion also had been ' obtained on which to base the design of a better sight for ; the ■ aeroplane destroyer. The idea of this one pounder will be duplicated to* a three inch gun. '-', Naval ordnance ex perts believed that- such a weaoon would shoot seven miles into the air. The favorable per formance of the new carriage caused naval officers today jubi lantly to'exoress the belief that before long ;American warships would be eauipped: with another battery of guns to fight her in vaders in ■ the air.f/-_;". ; DOCTORS FIND AURA 'ROUND HUMAN BODY Three Ringed Bluish Nebula Is Observed About Pretty Model; Anyway * [Special Dispatch, to The Call] PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26.—Several Philadelphia " physicians . who; witnessed a series of experiments conducted by Dr. Arthur ,W. f Yale, .'a tuberculosis specialist,- are convinced *: that the human body ,ie surrounded- by a sort of film,;, known as theh man aura, having : seen It with their own eyes. For fear that his work would; prove fruitless, the experiments were con-j ducted secretly r until last" week, when i a number of 'physicians, and friends-in terested ' in, scientific work were Invited to witness what might be termed a "scientfic seance." A room In the Weightman building was taken, and an artist's model, a girl of 20, obtained as a subject. /: The aura is; more distinct *in - a woman than a man. for some reason -'-as yet unex plained. The room was darkened so that all chance of a shadow . falling ,on the model was removed. Nebulous Haze Observed . The guests, after a few moments, served that the - girl's body :was sur rounded by ,a nebulous haze ; distinct bluish J gray ring extending completely around the boy. After the ' eyes had thus ' been . accommodated to ..the ex treme limit of its: vision the lenses were dispensed with /altogether, and the unaided ; sight /discerned; the aura's bluish glow. / *" . '," '■ ■.'/; ' • " One authority saye the aura' is visi ble in three distinct parts: •''.*,- * - f f First, next to : the body fa dark band a quarter of ;an inch/wide.'. "* f * -"' Second, the 'inner* aura, or band of light. ' j f-Finally," the r outer aura, - ■ ; • Doctor Yale at times drew his finger along the uhdraped*figure of the model and the aura followed it, it is said. ■ i Some or the observers* noticed there were, distinct; bands of light between doctor's finger and the body of the model. Withdrawal of the hand seemed to pull ".the *" haze; away from" the | body, . causing/ a decided change- of shape in the aura. Later it resumed its original position. : -Y'/'/. Treatment for Tuberculosis Doctor-Yale intends to continue his experiments, "believing that it may aid him in making a correct diagnosis when treating a ; case of tuberculosis, by indicating the position; of ; the dis eased lung lesions. This may be possi ble, as it isa theory that wherever the body is diseased' there* is Jaf break In the aura. :---■■ •//* fTo further test • this theory Doctor Yale had a patient of his strip and he ex amined 'his/chest through the glass slide. The aura was J perfectly visible and under the left shoulder broken, seemingly: indicating that this part of the; chest was .where the tuberculosis tissue-;was. ' ' ■ Reference to the s patient's chart, made previously after a physical el imination, bore out the aura diagnosis. FIFTY-TWO I'AGKS-SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY", j AUGUST- 27, 1911.—PAGES 17 TO 26. TALK OF PEACE STILL PREVAILS ON RAILROADS Kruttschnitt Is Expected to Meet; International Presi- j dents September 2 Hundreds of Men Are Laid Off in Harriman Shops, However. OFFICIALS of the J Southern J Pa cific, as well as the officers .of the -Federation of Shop -Em ployes, continued yesterday: to hold out the hope that J their f. differ ences, might be amicably adjusted.*; The voting has been practically 'completed among the men In the -bay yards and at other r points in California. They, have : placed plenary power In .the hands of theirfofficers, f The shop employes throughout the Harriman'system will act'as a unit. No division will adopt -a course which does not meet with the approval of the unions •on ; the < entirei- system, ff For this reason the * local officers are un prepared to announce a definite policy until ; they hear i from-all related unions throughout the -Harriman system. » The entire, question has narrowed to recognition of the. federation. f. It f' is understood that the men- are willing to ; forego their demands ■•_ for higher pay and- shorter -; hours, although Jno announcement to this" effect has v been authorized by the local unions.; This is the stand taken by leaders among the shopmen in eastern railroad cen ters. ; On • this ' point the Harriman officials .appear Jto be firm. They axe unwilling to "recognize the federation,- butfex press a willingness to meet eachf in dividual union and to treat with Jits representatives. v ■ "' Await Kruttschnitt's t Arrival Action here will await the arrival of Julius Kruttschnitt. vice president of the Harriman roads v He will reach San Francisco Wednesday J and -it fis stated that , a ;conference will be ar ranged -• for " Saturday.; E. E- f Calvin, general * manager fof f the J Southern: Pa cific, has gone eastward to, meet Krutt schnitt" and will ..return with him to San Francisco. E. L-Requln; president of : the local federation, L said last night;the situa- depended - entirely with the offi cials of the Harriman line. ; . f . "Everything hinges on the confer ence with'" Julius Kruttschnltt," de clared - Requln. '-.'■. "We J are willing -to meet'him upon his arrival in San Fran cisco and talk peace. 'Along with "the international .board'we will go over the whole situation from the beginning to the end and;thrash out all matters. Men-Vote to/Strike "The vote to strike at the Labor"tem ple Friday evening exceeded -my/ ex pectations.; —Probably 300 men attend-^ ed the meeting and while I am not at liberty to announce the.result, it can be ; said that the vote surprised me. / "The situation tonight is unchanged." From all over the country reports are coming in showing the attitude of "the 1, employes. While everything at pres- i ent looks J favorable to a J speedy,. set tlement of/differences,' I can'assure; you that if a strike was called /tomorrow, 99 per cent 'of the men employed, in the shops of > the Harriman lines'and mem bers/of .the different craft organiza tions would walk .out./ ' ■■"■''-' For Railroads to Say f "It would be a bad thing if a strike is called. It would harm the men, /the company and the country, J.f J> can pot see/why the officials of the line will not deal;with; the federation./ At pres , ent they deal with six or seven differ-; ent craft organizations and the con ditions and agreements; submitted by the federation are - not a bit /different. Why should they not/deal -with' a fed eration in lieu of the different unions?. It would *be better, for" the companies and better' for the - men; .-- '.'For • instance, under ' the federation rules, If one craft has a grievance against the company they could not under ; any circumstances f; present. fit, direct to J the company. ; They would first have. to. get the.permission of the different' organizations in the federa tion to air their grievance. * -■■ "It would'be;. : a better thing for* all "concerned;, if the- federation; is duly recognized ;by the company.;- However, we ; are ■;■ looking ,;; to a peaceful . settle-; ment and I can earnestly say , that 1 think everything will come out all right with the. arrival of, Kruttschnit't' in this city on Wednesday."* -. * . ■ •'•">-■■■ '■'-.■■■■■, ."'„■,..•■' r^~-'(f ;'*jf '•'<:■■ -. '■-..'■„.-,-.-:' '"'-.;> 300 Suspended at Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26.Complying with orders received last night officials of the Southern Pacific mechanical de partments here laid off 300 men.* The shops were closed today, JSaturday work having been, suspended since the order, became effective, reducing the working time to eight hours, five days a" week. ; ■ ■■ , More ' than 2,000 .men are f employed In - the Southern ; Pacific i, shops in this district. *tj,-Sal-'Lake: and- Santaf,'Fe> railroad of •" £--—-■-.-:•::'-■> -■- - :. • . --*•.' r , ••f-«tip3tatj ficials 1 stated that no orders had been Isnbiauia,■«■■» i ■*u^«B»w»«w»sWS#*!»sfofi^*fc»*-'*-*'. be.* > received by them to make similar'cuts in their, shop forces. .:•' 600 Men Laid Off '^SACRAMENTO, Aug. 26.—Six hun dred men were laid off ; today at the Continued on Page 18, Column 1 102,000 Voters Enrolled on Great Register 5,000 Greater Than Any in City History I Great crowd> at city:hall waiting to be registered so that they may vole at primary election September 26. GIRL HURLED FROM BOAT INTO LAKE, BY A SUITOR Spurned Man Seizes Victim Around Waist and Throws . .Her Overboard- and She Is Drowned [Special Dispatch to The Call] /HOLLAND, Mich.. Aug. 26. —Insane .with Jealousy over the remark thatrshe did not i care T: to have thing-further to Mo with or say to him, Walter Hop per, aged 91, who gives his residence as Philadelphia, seized^ 26 ":; year old Grace Lyons of Chicago around the waist on the steamer Puritan In mid lake tonight and hurled her overboard.-: The; act.was .done so quickly.'-.-.> that the* passengers did not have time* to: ■ interfere, and although a lifeboat was quickly lowered the crew were unable" to recover the body, which was drawn under by the suction of the wheel. . - '. News og the murder was I flashed to ' -. V, j,„ >-• v-s»--%■ ■ w'T iJffe. .-"-; :.4 /--.? *»'op,sjaSße-"'. Holland by the wireless 5 operator,* and ) policemen 'were waiting when the steamer reached the dock. Hopper made no resistance when placed : under GIRLS RIDE HORSEBACK 160 MILES TO A HOUSE PARTY : [Special f Dispatch %to The Call] i CARROLL TON, Mo.. Aug. 26.—Miss Helen Willard and Miss Bessie Gordon, who left Fort Madison, la., last Mon- ; day "on a 160 mile v horseback ride ito this city to attend a house party, ar rived today. arrest on the charge of murder. Hopper freely " confessed .his- * guilt and ex pressed? little emotion- or remorse, and says he is ready to pay the, penalty., *■■"■ According to,* his statement. Hopper, and the Lyons woman 'had been keep-' ing company and were, to. have .been; married within a couple of 'weeks. , Miss Lyons left "Chicago-on- the Puritan 1 this afternoon, and It is al '■..::->■■-"■'- ■ " - ,-. <-,~'v../'f <■ - -. - _ - , leged that Hopper disguised himself and followed her. .When he ap proached her she upbraided him. J While she was seated on a box of freight on the lower deck, Hopper.' brought her r a cup of coffee. It was then that she a made the remark which i so enraged him that he picked her up - :>- r -■«■..-■ — '-- ,-,..,,■» , bodily and threw her overboard 40 miles from Holland. - "It was the easiest thing in the world,'* said .Miss Willard. "I think we S'«*Msia*!^'*ti*?»si#T*^^ may ride back again when the ;: party is over. We stopped at* night at hotels along fthe route, doing practically all our riding in the early part of the day.,. *-- . ' OFFICE BESIEGED ALL OF LAST DAY Long Line of Electors Keeps the City/ Hall Populous / Until Midnight - //When ; 12,' o'clock . struck *.. last night at 1 the registration office there were more than 1.02,000 names on the register" of San Francisco greater registration than ever had been made In San - Fran cisco by about 5.000 names. From 8:30 o'clock in the morning, when the regis tration office opened, with ; 150/ in-line waiting to be enrolled,' until midnight," when -the last tardy citizen submitted himself ,to the' clerk, there was a con stant stream ;in the office*.in the -base ment of (the remain's of the city hall.; 'The congestion was greatest between 5:30 and 8 o'clock lastevening, when it was massed* so-densely in the- large office that passage was; difficult,/ From each clerk radiated two lines- of wait ing citizens who • had : put • Qff * the ■. hour of , their citizenship until the " clock leered .sarcastically at "•" them" and the calendar rebuked. •-.-///,:"/ -But the last minute men "stod by their posts, for , the most part, and patiently awaited their turn, f: ;- One among the 3,000 who presented themselves to be" registered was/denied the privilege, as \ it /was; a premature demand.-' ~* The: unreceived application was that of Miss Elvira McColm. Miss McColm said' that "she had/voted: for 10 years/" in Colorado and - had cast her ballot for President Taft. She wanted to exercise the ; function of citizenship In San Francisco... ./, -//;/; "/•Registrar E. /c. ; Harrington protest ed. - Miss McColm wanted to know why J she/ could ' not '- enter \ her v > name. The registrar laboriously took:down a tome and pointed; out where the con stitution of the state f had J slipped the word /"male"! as a' primary qualifi cation for/voting. ; //'.-'.'.■'. /;*/■ '-•-/'/- ' f"I -would: advise /* you," ,he said fto Miss 4 McColmn, '/"to/ get to work - and/ eradicate that word from the constitu tion. .When you have done .that' I'll be glad, to register you.'',- - .. . '•-■.-■"• <f ''Thank " you," said Miss McColm," "I'll see "you later." .','.. ". _' - . . },U > : Many other women went to the city hall last evening, but no .register. They brought*.',»■ their J reluctant 'hus bands ; and ; sweethearts jto the v booth and waited outside in 'McAllister street while' their "better halves" were within; performing ■ the J coveted rite" ■ f ,_», i Only one accident J happened during the day. ' C. J. Schults V fainted while waiting in line to register.j Jf""'.; f ; ; - The citizens, came to the city;hall on foot, in the streetcars, automobiles and; carriages.'; One was driven away in the patrol, wagon. ;iHe -had preparedf for registration by many strong drinks. J-*-. f In'the line last evening were citizens I of all nationalities and colors. Several j Chinese were in the lines ; last evening qualifying to vote as native born of j California. .' . '.-,•/".".■ The registration figures of f the last i six years show < the> remarkable 5 recov ery of San Francisco and the great in -1.-...,.,.'.-,--. ,' •• - .'•.-.-.• ~X .-■•-.• S .•■ --.. ' ,>f,-:,^«3M**!SSg(K' terest in the comings primary election. t . . * ■■■'-■ _ ■' .',- In considering these figures It must be !understood that the ?, figures for"t pre vious years cover i registrations up ri to October 1 of' election years. The fig ures-are: 1905, 97,«70; 1907, 77,000; ii9oi^^?9q^^^^|*^^;' | FORTY EMPTY CIGARETTE J BOXES NEAR SUICIDE ' CHICAGO, Aug. 26—Forty '. empty cigarette boxes were found near the ?-*Sfr<!-*?wfflßgg" 'if'Na--'' v-*-' s-- —-~"-t^tea^^E^gsms^P*sj3^jBjsB&uiiaJ body jof Gaylord Thomas, who com mitted suicide by shooting himself ?in the head at his fiat 4 today. THE WEATHER YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 60; lowest Friday night, 52. FORECAST^ FOR TODAY—Fair, except foggy in the morning; moderate west wind. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 25 KILLED IN FILM SHOW PANIC More Than 60 Others Injured When Wild Yell Starts c Crowd to Stampede SENSELESS CRY "FIRE!" 7 FOLLOWS AN EXPLOSION Women and Children Smother in Death Pit at Bottom of \ Narrow Stairs TERRIFIED MOB GIVES NO HELP TO VICTIMS GAXXOXSBURG, Pa.. Aug. 26. Twenty-five* persons were killed § and more than". 60 injured to ff// night, when a moving picture/ film /exploded v/in the " Cannonsburg | opera house.; Immediately following the /flash/of. the film some"; person shouted/Fire! There was a rush for : the exit, and in a moment there was a writhing, screaming mass of humanity^lo feet high l in ; the narrow stairway leading to'/.'the /entrance of the theater. The panic, it is said, was senseless. , / ."*.- ;; ' :./. 'Most of the dead were smothered. A great majority of the audience was composed of women and children. In the 'fierce/ rush ? for the exit they were thrown : from their /feet and < trampled on. _ Others were thrown upon them, and those at the bottom of the human pile were suffocated. f '. Sight Staggers Firemen "\ When /two . volunteer - fire com panies reached f the theater the sight staggered them. Those, of J the audi ence who had escaped from the build ing and other persons drawn to the scene .were rushing ineffectively, about the front of the building. No person was : making any f effort' to aid the strugglingl mass within the theater. J > , The .firemen pushed ; into the : build ing and \ threw many persons into the } street—/ 'j.";-"*:J; ■ / *."" /-*-'. ,/: - -: As the ejected ones/regained their feet \ they ran shrieking in terror about the streets.! As the firemen ;n eared the bottom of the pile/they began to : bring out the forms of the injured, and later, came- the dead. - Relatives Fight Guards The dead were laid in a row on the sidewalk. Relatives fought ' and strug gled yto break • past the . guards j and reach the victims.* THE DEAD . • ■'-j ; j_ \ _ ;'" Arthur Beak, 22 years old. '''""', ": France* Bird, 13-years old. ,f ■ ■ Managua Roblneon, 17 years old. J/ Mr*. Frederick Marshall, 40 years old. * "'■:- Mr*. . Harry Kelley, 39 years ' old, of Houston, Pa. -• ..,/' • ', - fv -"--. v.Earl Kelley, 5 years old, son of Mrs. Kelley. ■-.]' ' f " ' ■ ' .' "• • Adolph Bntfeaky, 26 years old. § Walter WJh^''l2, years old. *- ■, —-— Woleott, 12 ; years old. : f George Kay, 14 years old. .j'paiil Mestlck,l2 years old. ' r ; Frank Syb<weakJ, 15 years old. Five year old daughter of : Tony ,Gledish.Jf ; "!.f';f ',[■■':::'y '.] '<''-'■■[ '■■■ Sydney RfrtHer. 26 years old. ;.. .\ | Mr*. Callie Young, 86 years old. ;'' . X lege, 9 years old. ' Mnway Hill, 16 years »ld. i ' Five year j." old daughter of Wilbur Lane. NeUleMcKetirtek,, 25 years old. ' Infant daughter of Mrs." Green, Weav» ertown. Pa. ■'."' ':'■■■'■ ■:. \ ;.-._ h, if, Two unidentified -women, about 23 years •' old. jf If TWo men, about 25 'and 30 years old. :,A months old infant.v s Narrow Street Choked ": .Within a few moments after the film flashed and the panic started the fire whistles were blown." - The entire popu lation responded and packed in, narrow Pike street, into which the fatal theater opens.;.: All \of them were apparently terror stricken and could give little aid. $500,000 GOLD BULLION BROUGHT FROM ALASKA Victoria Also Carries 300 j Pas f-Ifj- sengers From North, r ». :;< SEATTLE,V Aug. About j $500,000 In gold bullion was. received from Nome, Alaska, on the steamship Vic toria, which arrived from Bering sea today. The gold Is consigned to local banks and mining companies. The Vic toria brought : 300 passengers, the larg est number to come down from Nome and, St. Michael this season. f ; \ CHARLIE GATES TO MARRY MISS; HOPGOOD IN FALL MINNEAPOLIS, Aug, t6.—The mar riage ■** of Miss FlorenS** Hopgood of Minneapolis and Charlea« G. Gates, son of the late John W. Gfc'es, will take place in Minneapolis early fin: the 3 fall. This 'announcement was made today ay Miss Hopgood, who with Mrs. Hopgood arrived last night from Paris, France.