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The Call Has the Best
SOCIETY 11 If if I 1
Ground Breaking Speech to
Notify World oi Panama^
Pacific Exposition
Address on Canal and World's
Commerce Is Expected to
Become Historic
Strong Plea Will Be Made for
Support of Arbitration
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27.—Presi
dent Taft will arrive in San
Francisco at 11:45 p. m. Mon
day, October 9, and remain
until 9:40 p. m. Wednesday, October 11.
This information was conveyed by tele
graph this evening to The Call corre
spondent from Secretary Hilles at Bev
When he left here Tuesday the
president expected to be able to spend
three full days at San Francisco, but
'the changes made necessary by en
gagements in other states have caused
him to shorten his stay in San Fran
This is a longrr stay, however, than
he will make at any other point on
his forthcoming tour. The exposition
directors have been notified that the
date of the president's arrival has been
fixed, and the ground breaking cere
monies will be made up at once and
submitted to him.
The president has expressed the hope
that the program will allow him a fair
amount of rest in view of the arduous
journey both before and after his stay
in San Francisco.
Speech on Panama Canal
The president's speech at the ground
breaking ceremonies will deal with the
Panafna canal, the Panama-Pacific ex-
position and the question of commerce
on the Pacific ocean. It will be, in
effect, a formal lyofincaWtTTj to the
world that the opening of the canal
c celebrated at San Francisco in
the form of a world's exposition.
, Thus the nations will be apprised by
the president that work has begun on
the exposition enterprise, that is to
be second in magnitude only to the
car.al itself. No man in the United
tes is as well qualified as President
Taft to discuss the canal, the exposi
tion and Paciilc ocean commerce.
His service in the Philippines made
him familiar with conditions in the
orient. lie has visited the canal re
peatedly and as secretary of war and
president he has directed the wprk of
i instruction there for the last seven
Broad View of Commerce
Euring that time he has familiarized
himself with commercial conditions of
both coasts with reference to Panama-
He occupies a position, therefore, that
enables him to get a broader view of
the world's commerce, as affected by
the Panama canal, than is possessed by
any other man. What he will say at
San Francisco is likely to become his
toric. His address certainly will give
immediate international importance to
the Panama-Pacific exposition.
It is the president's intention while
on the coast to make a strong plea for
public support of the arbitration trea
ties, and he would prefer to make this
speech at San Francisco because there
will be his largest audiences and be
cause in that city anything that he
may pay of a reassuring nature on the
question of Asiatic immigration would
be most appreciated.
The president holds that the question
of immigration is purely domestic, to
he determined by each nation in its
own best interest. He holds that the
question of Asiatic immigration never
could become a subject of arbitration.
If the program of the exposition
company provides for a banquet to the
president it is probable that he will
choose the subject of arbitration for
his remarks on that occasion.
Avalanche Carries Engineer and
Son 2,000 Feet
SAN BERNADINO, Aug. 27.—A wild
ride in the face of death for more
than -.000 feet on an avalanche of
snow and Ice down the steep slope of
Mount Greyback, the highest peak of
(Jm San Bernardino range, is the story
told by "Will L. Brown, formerly city
engineer, and well known in this coun
ty, where he has lived for years.
Brown was accompanied on his wild
journey by his young son. The ava
lanche^as started when the son rolled
a huge snowball down the nfountain
gide. It jarred loose a snow pack on
the peak and swept everything before
Brown and his son rode the top of
the slide until it piled up a huge mass
at the ridge that joins Mount San Ber
nardino with Greyback. The only rea
son they were not dashed to death was
that the upper portion of the slide
on which they rode held intact until
the bottom was reached.
Brown says that the snow at the
ridge where the slide stopped was
piled ftt least 10 feet deep.
Bride a Cafe Singer
Reverses the Cause
A\rs. Charlotte Van der Naillen Kast
Bullock to Go on stage
Few among the diners at one of the
leading downtown restaurants, who
have been charmed with the qualities
of a rich contralto voice that for the
last two months has been a leading at
traction of thte place have recognized
its possessor as Mrs. Charlotte Van der_,
Naillen Kast Bullock, wife of former
District Attorney Joseph J. Bullock of
San Mateo county.
Since July 2 last Mrs. Bullock has
been the singer of the cafe, and while
it is the custom of Its musical director.
to replace his soloist every month, the
success she has met with has been bo
pronounced that the management has
departed from its usual rule and caused
her to continue until such time as she
shall be in demand by a vaudeville cir
suit, which has contracted for her serv
ices for a tour.
It was a great surprise to the friends
of the couple, who were only married
about a year ago, to learn of Mrs. Bul
lock's venture into the ranks of pro
fessional singers, relinquishing the
role of housewife. The romantic cir-
cumstance of their plunge into matri
mony warranted the helief that domes
ticity of the most comfortable prosaic
sort was to be their part in future.
But. under the name of Celeste Trou
vere, Mrs. Bullock has forsaken the
family hearth, utilizing the talents
long neglected during a former mar
riage, but ■which had been extensively
cultivated both here and in Paris and
which are now to stand her in good
st°ad. Not that she has left her hus-
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
GILJIOY, Aug. 27.—George Thorn-.
son, 6 year old son of Thomas Thom
son, superintendent of the big Glen
ranch, west of here, died at an early
hour this morning of injuries supposed
to have been inflicted by a horse some
time yesterday.
The boy,'missed by his parents, was
found l>ing unconscious in a stall un
der the feet of a horse. A hurried ex
amination indicated that his skull had
bef>n fractured and he was taken to
the Gilroy sanatorium.
It is believed that the lad attempted
to ride the horse and that he slipped
and fell under its feet.
Gale Isolates Two Towns in
South Carolina
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Aug. 27.—Suddenly
appearing off the roast of South Caro
lina and Georgia yesterday morning a
storm reaching a velocity of a mile a
minute passed over Savannah last
night, spending its force on plate glass
windows, street lamps and trees, put
ting all wires between Savannah and
Charleston out of commission and at
an early hour isolated that city and
Beaufort, S. C.
THE San Francisco CALL
band. They are quite as truly devoted
as when they were first married in the
parly part of last year. But his finan
cial ventures have proved so chaotic
that necessity compelled her to turn
her accomplishments to account.
As Charlotte Van der Naillen, Mrs.
Bullock was well known in Oakland
society a few years ago. Her father.
Prof. Albert Van der Naillen, although
now living in Long Beach, has been
prominent there as the head of a col
lege, and as a chevalier of the legion of
honor in France, a distinction awarded
him for services as a scientist.
She married Kugene H. Kant, but the
marriage was not successful, and it was
as attorney /or h*r that Bullock first
met his present wife. With him divorce
has been a sort of continuous perform
Bullock's first choice was May B.
Gladstone, daughter of an Alameda
county minister, to whom he is ■till
paying alimony. Then he married Mrs.
Isabel Fallon Brittain, the divorced
wife of Nathaniel J. Brittain, a wealthy
capitalist. She died in 1908 and from
her Bullock inherited a large fortune,
which it is said is now greatly de
Tt is understood that Bullock sold his
Rf-rpsford home recently and moved to
Oakland to take a position as instructor
in law in his father In law's school.
Mrs. Bullock will probably go on the
vaudeville stage this coming month,
but whether she will make her debut In
San Francisco or not has not yet been
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. Aug. 27.—John Jacob
Astor and his fiancee. Miss Madeline
Force, were on the main deck of As
tors yacht, the Noma. at noon today
when the vessel weighed anchor off
Robbins island, Peconic bay, long Is
land, and headed for New York.
As persons on shore waved good
by to Colonel Astor he drew close to
Miss Force, and encircled her with
his right, arm while both waved a part
ing salute.
On the upper deck of the boat stood
William H. Force, father of Miss Made
leine, and his second daughter. Miss
Katherlne. They were not in position
to see the little love scene enacted
As long as the Noma could be seen
through the fast gathering mist, Astor
and the girl could be seen on deck,
his arm about her waist.
A report in the vicinity of Robbins
island intimates that Colonel Astor
will buy the island in the near future,
if be already has not done so.
Some years ago the 200 acres
was purchased by 24 mtfi for $50,000
and stocked with game. Among the
24 men were Mr. Force and former Jus
tice Glldersieeve. The latter is one
of the counsel for the Astor estate.
United Railroads Allowed to
Have Paving Material
From Streets
Tracks Also Repaired Gratuit
ously by Employes o! Public
Distribution of Municipal Prop
erty Involves Loss of
$25,000 in Year
THE liberality of the present ad
ministration of the board o? pub
lic works, as represented by
Michael Casey, has taken a new
and remarkable turn. In addition to
repairs being made in the tracks of
the United Railroads gratuitously, or,
as it is termed, "on a reciprocity basis,"
the Calhoun corporation is being pre
sented daily with free bitumen. Recent
ly the distribution of the city's prop
erty has been going on in Mission
street near Onondaga avenue. The
pavement is being dug up by employes
of the board of public works, but is
hauled away in wagons of the railroad
For months this contribution of the
city's property is said to have been
going on wherever street repairs have
been under way. Heretofore it has
been quiet if persistent, but the latest
grab has been open and flagrant.
Activity in Mission
Passengers on the Mission cars have
remarked the activity of the United
Railroads teamsters in loading the as
phalt into their wagons as fast as it
is dug by the city's employes and many
protests have been made.
r What action may be taken to stop
the practice has not been determined,
but a resident of the Mission said yes
terday that the attention of the Mis
sion Promotion association would be
called to lH» graft and an effort made
to save the asphalt for use by the city.
Material Good as New
Some of the free bitumen is said to be
as practicable for use In repairing
the streets as new asphalt, and the
question has been asked if it is good
enough for use by the United Rail
roads, why not for the city.
An employe of the street department
of the board of public works said yes
terday that it had been the practice to
give the asphalt free to the United
Railroads for a long time. The city
pays the highest market price for
asphalt. If the old pavement were re
melted and used again as the railroad
company intends to use it not less than
$25,000 would be saved to the city an
nually, according to the statement of a
bitumen expert.
James R. Keene Is Removed to
Private Hospital
[Special Cable to The Call]
LONDON, Aug. 27.—The health of
James R. Keene, the veteran financier,
is causing his doctor considerable
anxiety, and today, upon his advice,
Keene entered a nursing home in Dev
onshire terrace, which is the English
equivalent for a private hospital.
It will be remembered that Keene
made a hasty exit, wrapped in a blank
et, at the time of the, Hotel Carlton
fire. The shock to hisne ryes was se
vere on that occasion. Since then h«
has ben in the hands of doctors con
Upon quitting the Carlton Keens
went to the Berkeley hotel. Three
days ago he had a relapse and appears
unable to recuperate his strength.
• ——__
ROME, Aug. 27.—The pope this
morning celebrated mass and after
ward proceeded to the Vatican gar
dens, where h« received his first visitor
outside of the private circle since his
Cardinal Arroverde de Albuquerque,
archbishop of Rio Janeiro, came to pay
his farewell respects, as he was leaving
tonight for America.
The pontiff appeared entirely recov
ered, and interested himself in the af
fairs of the diocese. He ended the
audience by bestowing the apostolic
benediction on the churches in South
Riverside Also Among the Fifty
Offices Designated
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27.—Postmaster
General 1. Hitchcock today designated 50
more firsts class postofflces as postal
savings depositories, among which are:
Alameda and Riverside, Cal., and North
Yakima, Wash. The receipts In the
postal savings offices at New York,
Chicago. St. Louis and Boston, which
opened for buslne.as August 1, it. was
announced at the department, amount
ad to $250,000 at th« end of the first
thjfee weeks. . ■
Works Board
Agrees to Confer With the Federated Unions
,» i' ■■'••' / have "{never; in my railroad- career refused to see any :one. A
My door always been open to any one who wishes to enter. s
/ have ' come . to San Francisco for family reasons and am not
yet Well informed about the situation here.
* * * * , * . *
While I am ■: here I shall have a conference -with-: the local
officials of the company and go over the whole matter, but I have
not come to"" take the situation out of their hands. -
* * * * * *
/ shall remain un'} San Francisco until Saturday. Tomorrow,
~* or possibly a little later, I may have a statement on the situation to ,
- make to the public. .
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW TORK, Aug. 27.—Facing a
heavy sea and a stVong wind and with
the rain falling heavily, Miss Elaine
Golding of Bath beach, swam fifteen
miles today from the Battery to
Steeplechase park. Coney island, and
won the woVen's swimming race.
She outswam two other noted mermaids
and fourteen men, members of the
United States Life Saving corps, who
started over practically the same
course in another race.
Miss Golding swam the distance in
six hours and one minute. Miss Lillian
Howard of Brooklyn, who finished sec
ond, completed her course about half
an hour later. Mrs. Clara Bouton of
Staten island, the other contestant in
the woman's race, found the ordeal too
trying and quit before half the dis
tance had been covered.
Miss Goldings feat was a remark
able one. Seldom has the course over
which the race was held been rougher
than it was today. The white caps rose
fully three feet and a strong wind blew
in her face almost all the way. Prac
tically all the time she was in the
water the rain fell in torents. So bad
were the conditions that the rowboats
launches had much difficulty in cov
ering the course.
Miss Golding finished fresh and
strong, while her companions weje
obliged to ask assistance from the
tugboat regatta that accompanied the
•I feel fine and dandy," said Miss
Golding as 'she stepped ashore, "but
never again such a long swim."
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MASSIL.LON, 0., Aug. 27.—Sauerkraut
is to become not only the staff but an
agency for prolonging life at the Mas
sillon state hospital, provided the the
ory of a Cincinnati physician proves
correct after a thorough test. The
claim of tjie Cincinnati doctor, recently
expounded, is that eating the tooth
some Teuton delicacy v. ill a/3d to the
years of the consumer.
As the foaming steam and succulent
frankfurter are natural accompani
ments of preserved cabbage, the whole
world is likely to be yelling "Hoch der
kaiser!" in a noble effort to live for
The cabbage crop at the institution
was excepeionally heavy this year, and
of the 60,000 heads raised on the farm
of the asylum 10,000 have been made
into sauerkraut. Dozens of barrels of
the German delicacy were packed for
opening next winter.
The physicians at the institution will
make observations as to the mental
and physical condition of the patients
after following: the diet.
Repair Work Rushed and Trip
to Honolulu Probable
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARE ISLAND. Aug. 27.—1t was
rumored today that the cruiser Mary
land might be ordered to accompany
the other vessels of the Pacific squad
ron to Honolulu instead of remain ing
in the lower bay while President Taft
is in San Francisco*' Repair work on
tbe vessel has been ordered rushed.
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature 62;
_; lowest Saturday\mjjht,ls4. p Sf'/p. »; .
FORECAST t TpDAY---F?ir, except
foggy in the mornitttygli*norihrD%ti'.Tpind..^
Heads of International Bodies
Are En Route to This City
for Meeting
i Harriman Chief Always Ready
to Meet Any One at
Any Time
president of the Union and
Southern Pacific railroads and
director of maintenance and op-
I eration cf the Harriman system, ar-
I rived in San Francisco at 6:30 o'clock
; last night, accompanied by his wife
! and E. E. Calvin, general manager of
I the Southern Pacific company. The
I special ' train bearing Kruttschnitt
I reached the Oakland mole at 6:06
o'clock and .the party hurried to the
ferryboat Berkeley for this city.
Before he had been seated on board
the ferryboat five mfnutes Krutt
schnitt had branded all reports that
he was not willing to meet the offici
als of the federation of shop employes
as false.
He further stated that his hurried
trip to San Francisco was made for
family reasons and not to settle the
rumored labor trouble.
He consented to an interview while
crossing the bay and told the news
paper men gathered about him that he
knew little, or nothing at all of the
Never Refused to See Any One
"I have never in my railroad career."
said Kruttschnitt, "refused to see any
one. My door has always be§n open
to any one who wished to entei. Why,
I saw J. W. Kline, international presi
dent of the Blacksmiths' union, in
Chicago last Thursday before H left for
the west. Our talk was short, of
course, as my time was limited.
"I have come to San Francisco for
family reasons. My daughter is at the
Bellevue hotel, and while I stay in San
Francisco my headquarters will be
"I received a telegram from Kline
last night," continued the vice presi
dent of the ■Harriman lines, "asking
me to name a day when the officials of
the federation could confer with me.
I immediately sent back the answer
that I would be in San Francisco untU
Saturday, and if they wished to see
me they could do so."
"Will you deal with the federation
as a federation?" he was asked.
He Will Meet All
"I said very plainlly before that I
would meet any one who wishes to see
toe," Kruttschnitt replied.
"Has the federation violated any
contracts or agreements with the Har
riman lines?"
"That is a matter," Kruttschnitt re
plied, "that has not come before me as
"Hasn't your visit here something
to do with the local strike situation,
Mr. Kruttschnitt?"
"Well, while I am here I shall have
a conference with the local officials of
the company and go ever the whole
matter. It is unfair to them to say
that 7 have come here to take the sit
uation out of their hands ana decide
the whole thing. We have competent
officials in San Francisco and men who
can decide these matters themselves.
"However, I will meet the local offi
cials tomorrow and may possibly make
a statement then concerning the situ
Necessity for Lay Offs
Discussing the laying off of men over
the entire system, Kruttschnitt said:
"For a long time we were hopeful
that we would not be forced to do it,
but business conditions became such
that wa were compelled to. The reduc
tion was not directed against shopmen,
but applied to all departments."
Further than that Kruttschnitt was
noncommittal. Whfn told that Ernest
L. R^quin, president of the local feder
ation, had issued a statement to the
effect that the federation w?s Insistent
upon Kruttschnitt recognizing them, he
"I do not wish to enter into a con
troversy with any one through the
newspapers." And be added, with a
liaif smile as if the interview was over:
'•You see, I am not acquainted with the
While Kruttschnitt did not state
positively that the railway officials

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