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The Call Has the Best ? ?^
REAL ESTATE {11 J llll*
After 20 Months in Office He
* 7 Has Failed to Make Good
Campaign Pledge
• As a Candidate P. H. Said They
Would Be Displaced by
Better Facilities
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PH. MCCARTHY has been mayor
, of .San._yFrancisco;;, for 20
months. ? Only four months re
main of the term for which he
was elected by the people of San Fran
, Cisco in November, 1909?
*.. Mayor ' McCarthy asks the people of
San Francisco to retain him at the
, head of their government for a second
term, not of two years but of four
.years, as provided by the . charter
amendments ratified by the people last
' year. The best test of the mayor's fit-I
•ness? for retention in office for four i
years is the record of his accomplish-|
ments in that office for nearly ..-two j
years. :....','.-.?•'.
, .The manner' in which the mayor has
redeemed or failed to redeem the many
promises lie made as a candidate for
mayor .is inseparably a part of that
record.. As a candidate for mayor, P.
K. McCarthy pledged himself » personal
ly and through the platform of his
party to many definite works. Natural
ly enough the pledges made by Mc-
Carthy ran to matters in which the
general public was intensely, and not
infrequently* vitally, interested.- '-,'■'
Horse Cars Incensed Him
, The 'promises of Candidate Mc-
Carthy touching j* the ; purchase of .the.
Spring Valley properties and the activi
ties of Mayor McCarthy . that defeated
the authorization of the bonds for that
purchase, have been called to the at
tention of the public by The y Call
through republication of the varying
statements on the • subject made by
Candidate McCarthy and Mayor Mc-
Carthy. ?? f , *- *;*.-"
The Spring Valley promise was only
one of many pledges that the mayor
failed to redeem. The opinions of P.
H. McCarthy, - candidate, and of 7P. H.
.McCarthy, mayor, touching the opera
tion* of horse cars in lower Market
street seem to have undergone a
change not unlike his opinions on the
water question. ... •
•As a candidate for the? "office of
mayor, P. H. McCarthy was highly in
censed by the presence of the horse
cars operated by the United Railroads
between Sutter street and the ferry for
the avowed purpose of .preventing the
city; from using the outer tracks for
the operation of the? municipal line
authorized by the people and which
will be made a reality'? some time.
'People, Stirred to Anger
Candidate McCarthy declared ? that if
the people would make . him Mayor
McCarthy he would wipe out the dis
grace of antiquated horse cars in- San
Francisco's ; chief * thoroughfare. '7,7. He
t declared that the law must be enforced:
( . that the rights -of the residents and
'property owners in Sutter street should
be preserved and f that the horse cars
must go. In formal statements over
his own; signature, in verified inter
views and through the medium of his
party platform, McCarthy denounced
the horse cars as "threadbare, obsolete
and unsightly" and had premised the
people "the installation of the best pos
sible railway facilities extending to the
■ ferry 'depot." *:" .••••• -•.."
■* The lower Market- street 1 situation
was an issue in the last municipal cam
paign. It was one of the .questions
that had -stirred the great' majority';' of
the people of San -Francisco to genuine'
; anger. Every party and every candi
date appreciated the . * lower Market
street question as one that couldnot be
evaded and its potency as a vote getter.
Stand as a Candidate ' '
On July' 3 0/1 09, P. H. McCarthy, can
didate, declared himself wholeheartedly
on the "side of th« people in that con
troversy. In-the presence of his ste
nographer, and his legal adviser, Cleve
land L. Dam," he 'was^asked: "What, *; in
your opinion, Mr:.McCarthy, .should be
done by the city in the matter of the
United- Railroads* attempt to maintain
its monopoly in lower? Market street?'*
In answer, to that question McCarthy,
dictated and subsequently verified this
■ statement: 7], ■.. '_■, '.•:*"■' '" ■'■'[ '*'
I believe the law should be en
-1 forced. 1 believe that the' authori- :
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ties* should, at the ; earliest -possible ' '.'
moment see. to ;it ; that * step* ?" are ! *
takes to arrange "■. or shape " matters ' r
so that tbe large number of prop- ,_
■ erty- owner* and others .who are do- ;
ing business In - Sutter street be
given the best possible railroad
Continued on Page 4, Column .4
THE San Francisco CALL
Neglect of City Officials
Thousands of Lives Involved
j Nickelodeon ret raps
Run in Violation of
Order to Raze
Grand Jury Determines to
rand Jury Determines to
Make Inquiry Into
Call Expose
Thousands of men, women and chil
dren, the " patrons of the five firetrap ,
nickelodeon theaters, have- had -their
lives imperiled for six years as a leg- ,
acy from former Mayor Schniltz, passed I
along by the indifference, of; his suc
cessors. . Permission, to build .them was
granted by Schmitz, ratified by the Tay- j,
lor board of supervisors,with a qualify- ]
ing clause and continued, on sufferance j
by the-present:administration.
j ? Under a resolution passed by the j
I board of supervisors in December, 1907, J
j the * Wigwam, the Globe, the . Lyceum,
the National and the Central theaters
should have been,demolished. on or be-
I fore January 1, 1910.'
1 Inspector Indifferent
1 John -P. ■ Horgan, chief building ? in
; spector of the board of •, public works,
yesterday said that he knew they? came
under the shack law and should be.de
stroyed, and- Deputy Tax-collector Low,?
who issues their licenses each year' in
\ advance,^ was equally', candid and said
; he didn't care. „? , '
The resolution adopted by the super
visors in 1907 not only ordered- the
flretraps demolished, but prescribed a
fine and" jail penalty for failure to obey
its injunction. - It reads as follows":
It is hereby^ ordered '7 that all
.buildings used for theatrical; or
operatic purposes? and'-erected• pre
vious- to » the s passage.of this ordi
? nance * and subsequent to April IS,
1906, in violation of and contrary to
the law are hereby ordered to; be
'vacated or removed before January
1, 1910, provided that their use and
> maintenance '. shall » be iat the pleas- •
: ure of this board, which shall re
serve . the right to/terminate it at
«any time. previous to the date set in,
"the ordinance. The board of public
works is * hereby directed to take
the;proper;steps* to enforce this or
dinance, and ;fallure to,comply, with
its provisions by, any person or per
sons is hereby declared a^mlsde- 1
" ? meaner punishable by a fine not to*
-exceed $500 and six months in the
, county,; jail, or ' both ? such' fine; and
?; imprisonment. -;, ';#?.v'"c
This ordinance was passed on Decem
ber 16, * 1907, ? after *a , letter/ of -warning
had been forwarded: to the proprietors
of each of the flretraps, by, unanimous
vote 'of the.* board. The flretraps * con
tinue to s exist? and no steps have:been
taken 'to? demolish them. .In fact, ac
cording to • the admissions \of those. re
sponsible they have not even been
served with a notice.
"It is true that .the; Lyceum and the
other theaters you mention come.under
the • provisions of the ; ordinance:: passed
by the Taylor board of supervisors in
1907 and should have been' vacated long
ago," said Horgan yesterday. "The loss
of a single life or even an injury to one
person would ;be;■ a calamity. We * have
taken every precaution to see that they
are provided with numerous exits with
out bars or bolts of any kind, but some
times when our back is turned changes
are made. *-" i, ■ ; . *
"The Central Is practically a shack,
and j. as such should have been demol
ished on or before May 1 of this year.
Extensions have been granted/in some
cases to shack owners owing to ; leases
having a* few : months to run. but 266
shacks'have been destroyed since the
law -became effective.^, There - still re
main about 300 that have not yet* been
torn down, but we;are getting after
them as {fast as we can.", „■> .' j-
»; Chief Deputy Low, in the office of Tax
Collector Bush, was asked why : ! licenses
are granted ? to. the Wigwam, Lyceum,
Central, Globe, and National when they
were T ordered; discontinued for .use %as
theater over a.year.ago.
* "Why, we ? just* grant them, - that's
ail," answered Low. : ' ■ ; ?
7 "Aren't ,you: aware.-that they have
been run in defiance .of the law. for
nearly two years?" , r
;? "We have not ; received any ? official
"communication to -■ % that ; effect,"-; an
swered- Low. .-; ; ' *;;.;;'; j . ••-?' ?'.'.?_ ;' ; ■'■■- •
• - ."But,, was it : not j a matter of common
knowledge?:;;; Was ;it not * published in
the newspapers?" : , ;. ; ; _■ ,-;,,?.:.?; r7. 77 :
"Oh, we paid no attention• to that." .'.,
All patrolmen are i supposed to report
on • the exits in the nickelodeons on
their: beats and Chief of Police White
I has sought for some explanation of the
apparent neglect. '. . ; -..■; '- : . ■.-;.? ;%\\
;*;•; The* chief I, was not visible, but * the i
fact?, was I gleaned from a Iceman |in i
his reception rom that it was no. use I
bothering White, as he had hot?been- in
office long enough to know much about
nickelodeons.* ;. ~»
The g"rand jury determined last night
to make a searching investigation of the I
flretraps, exposed by The Call. Chair
man H. L. Morrison of the committee
on public morals and amusements ar
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ranged to have his committee visit all
of those designated as not complying
with the law, and if the conditions
justify it-may order them closed?
"It is far; better to adopt a measure
of r precaution before any fatailty re-
Continued on | Page 2, Column) 2
John P. Horgan.
Youngster Gets the Aviation Fever, but Hefty Pa Sits
Down on Hopes
: V ■ y [Special Dispatch to The Call]
! -' BOSTON, Sept. President Taft had
I a;pretty? busy.' day and the variety of
; subjects he tackled was complex enough :
j to?afford? him some diversion, although
j he gained most of his; pleasure from
golf. *
I The president started the day by issu
ing ;an "ft" injunction—not;, from the lofty
perch of a bench, but over the break
fast table. Charlie Taft was the of
fender.? The youngster has been read
ing about aviators and has been "crazy"
to fly. Daily he watches the airships
soar above the territory in the vicinity
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of Boston, so today he journeyed ;to
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Squantam.!/ He; was met and recognized |
by^Grahame White, who engaged him in
conversation, and this added to his joy.
Then Charles J. Glidden, the millionaire'
pioneer sin ? the field of , aviation, took?
Charlie in hand and to him the young-1
i . ABERDEEN. Wash., Sept- 5. — The
i dead"; bodies of the 19 year old .twin;
I sons of Henry Beaver, a farmer living
near Satsop,?a? village east off Aberdeen,
! were ■ found today by Deputy t Sheriff s?
: Colin' McKe'nzle and Carl Swartz in 1 a
lonely - spot? near I the ■ shackt of their ;
uncle, John Turno. Bullet holes in the
heads of both boys indicated the man
ner In j which they met; death? Turno,
who 1 has apparently v fled, ;Is \ t suspected
of the crime and a posse will .start at .
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dawn tomorrow in pursuit. The bodies
had been carefully covered; with bark
and leaves and great pains" taken • with :
their? concealment. c ?;.'*. ;;';;,,; - *•'
' Both boys ? left Sunday to go bear,;
hunting. *,; When they did not 'return
Sunday night the* father ? became . anx
ious and set out in - search. aFiling to
[Special' Dispatch •to } The Call]
s.—An automobile driven by Truman
H. : Newberry,*: secretary** of ;the; navy in
Former President J- Roosevelt's cabinet,
at 7 o'clock tonight ran over and killed
a 7 year old girl, Helen Ellis, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ellis of Mil
ford. Mass.,- when * the 'child, without
heeding , a ;. warning j ■ cry;. * v rom ; • her
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Double Crime Follows Threat
_ Uttered at Show
new YORK, Sept. s.—At a moving
picture show last night -Raefelo- Ri- I
chettiand his 18 year old daughter saw
the story of a tragedy in which a father
killed his daughter and then himself.
"I'll do that. to you. some day," Rosa I
says her f father told her.
? Early today Rlchettl crept to his
daughter's bedside i and shot her, then
fired a bullet " into his own ead'.^rO;.
Both probably will' die.
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Mercury Breaks Record of Past
38 Years
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 5.—
P«!wr:iKSw«>s6'te"l , - , . -.j^S^mS
'Dropping! to 51 degrees I this; morning,
the mercury in the instruments at the
J vm.T" iiwii'ini ' lrmilii * —lrriipw —r*~i —r*-jr ~|TTnn«hr--rr
local weather office broke all records
S for the month of September for the 38 1
years since ':: the '-■;' establishment of I the
s government signal service station In
Walla Walla. A drizzling rain has
fallen for the last two days, the first
precipitation in more than two months.
Well : Known Financier Passes
Away After/ Illness of
Many Months
Nephews Upon Whom His Af
fection Centered k Are at
* X, - t ■ «, l" -'
Bedside at End
*, Daniel Meyer, pioneer banker and
business man; died last evening at his
home, 1827; California?; street, after a
lingering illness. Death laid its\hand
peacefully and tenderly oh the brow
of ,the aged financier.?;? He was years'
old. '? , , *; . '
With him when the end came- were
his ; nephews • and relatives. Dr. Albert
'Abrams was also in attendance. The
physician' stated that death came from
no particular "ailment,. his frame being
worn out after a long and active career.
Continued lon ■ Page 2, ? Column '4
ster confided that he wanted to fly, but
? I his father wouldn't let him. / C;
~ . Henry' H. Hilton, the .British cham 7
!/plor7: tackled^ the < Myopia golf links,
I with results that ? neither ihe por ? Presi
dent 4 Taft would give out.
<- It was the first time Hilton had been
at Myopia, and those who watched ?the
play of the visitor, who is an aspirant
'for the United States championship next
• week, were greatly impressed with his
ability. Some of the members said Hil
ton covered the course in 83 and .by
doing so he went into a coupleTof/Uie
Straps sthat have made Myoplalfanony
, President Taft, : who was plodding
j along 400 or 500 yards behind, seemed
greatly amused \ when he "■• saw Hilton's ,
head in ; the middle of one of the traps. j
Hilton's partner today was Congress- J
man Longworth. » . I
find "any > trace of ? his sons, he notified
Sheriff Edward Payette, who this
morning sent : out a posse together with
a bloodhound to take up the train. h
• The body of a bear was found and it
was first : thought the lads had been
killed by?; the- animal. Further search
brought one body to light. A bullet
hole was in the right temple.
Turno"has) lived a hermit's existence
for the last 25 ? months.' He was , r re
garded as insane, but was " believed *to
be harmless. • It is thought he believed
the; boys • had been • set ; out to ; kill him.
Turno is thought to be hiding In? the
fastnesses *of the Wynoeche. j He has a
good start, for the murder* was mo
doubt committed, Sunday. ..- Officers do
not believe" he will ' give up without? a
fight. . */. *,**'■ "
mother, stepped down from the curb
instead of* continuing as her mother
advised her. j Newberry later gave him
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self up ato ;the police and was arraigned
on a charge of manslaughter, preferred
against him' by * Chief of Police James
D. Carwell. He pleaded not guilty and
was released on $5,000 bonds to appear
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for trial in the second district court :at
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Wakefield on Monday.
mmpmfmw^. ■ ——.
E. A. Millsat Faints and Tur
n■ . bles From Car . >
E. A. Millsat, 38 years old and until
yesterday agent for the Southern Pa
cific railway company at Stockton, fell 1
off a Third 1 street car at 1 Market street
last night and fls in a dangerous condi
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tion at the Southern Pacific hospital.
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Millsat was on his way to the Town
tend street station, when he was at
tacked with a fainting spell. He fell to
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the pavement, striking his head.
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At the hospital it I was discovered that
he was suffering from a possible frac
ture of the skull. -* I'fss*^-*
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[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. Sept. s.—lncomplete
returns J from jitheji municipal primary
election held here today indicate the
nomination; of Dr. F. B. SutlifT (pro-,
gressive), M. R. Beard (democrat and
incumbent), and Allen W. Stuart (so
cialist) for,mayor., The vote was light.
Gunner's Wife Kills Herself
Tragedy Is End of Quarrel
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3 Mrs.: Henry McEvoy. v;'-.
Associated Oil Company Will
Suspend, Operations at
Elk Hills . ;.*.;
[Special Dispatch to The '.- Call] fTi
; BAKERSFIELD. Sept. s.—The Asso
ciated Oil company has discontinued all
work in the Elk hills and it is' given
out?; that" no further expenditures
th '7 field *? will *be 7 made * until ft the gov
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ernment's ; attitude in * regard to with
drawn lands is determined. The hold
ings are within the withdrawn territory.
The company has done enough work to
hold the land in case of a favorable
decision, having developed? oil, and' is
satisfied with the showing. < The Union
Oil company is. continuing work. .V, .
The Honolulu Oil company brought in
an 8,000 barrel gusher of hi,gh gravity
oil on section 31 31-23 in the Midway
field on Saturday at :a? depth; of 3,200
feet. So far -efforts to control the well
have been without avail. . ■ ,
On account? of the immense'quantity
of gas 1 and spray 'and its close proxim
ity to the railroad no trains are run to
the end of the track, for fear of set
tinglthe ; well fire : f rom^thefjocomo^
Tomorrow "morning?atr 10 o'clock i a
special meeting: of the Independent- Oil
Producers', agency 'will. be held : here to
pass upon *■ the storage proposition ?as
formulated by the i executive , committee,
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owing to the important bearing! the
storage plan has upon ; the future of the
agency. A large, attendance „is , ex
pected. Other matters .will also come
before the meeting. ..- . „,»- .-, ■■.■....,; r
Will Fight to Secure Native
. Sons in 1912
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, Sept. 5. —Stockton parlor
of Native Sons will be represented iat
; Santa Rosa-Admission \ day by a ! delega
tion numbering 150. , ■ „,.--. j >^^i
"':-' The parlor's crack drum corps will
head the delegation. They, will leave
Friday evening at 5 o'clock in a special
train. * ' ■■-'."* Vj -". v-: -i ■■t^Z&RSg&SS
Stockton is after the 1912 convention.
Presbyterian Clergyman to
Have Charge of Count
VALLEJO. Sept. 5. —A religious cen
sus will be taken here. Dr. D. A. Mob
ley of the Presbyterian church will
have charge of the canvass. It is ex
pected that with assistance from mem
bers of other churches the complete
census can be obtained in one evening.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Sept. s.—Raymond"
Nash.' aged 21 "and.'believed to be the I
son of a well known Oakland attorney,
and I Miss McCarty, both of Oak
land, obtained a marriage license here
yesterday. It is thought that news of
the marriage .will 1 be a surprise to their
friends. • ~ / .~; . •**
Mrs. Henry McEvoy Sends Bul
let From Re vol ver/ Through,'".
Her Heart
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
; VALLEJO, Sept. 5.—A married life of
less; than* six? months, fraught with ; un
happiness.caused 'by quarrels? with her
husband, was ended V today .' by Mrs.
Henry McEvoy. wife of Chief Gunner
McEvoy of ■ the U. S. S. California, when
she placed a j revolver against her Itft
breast and sent; a bullet through her
heart. Although their-married life had
been an unhappy one, Mrs. McEvoy, in
a I note written a short '< time before she
killed/: herself, absolved v : her husband
from blame. ■; /.,."•
'Their .?"?■ quarrel/ reached ? its climax
shortly before"3f o'clock, .this-- morning,
when Mrs-jMcEvoy/left- the bedroom to
return in a minute* with a revolver,
which -i she* is said to have thrown at
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her ; husband.?; McEvoy says:' he J picked
the weapon up ; from the 7 floor and
placed; it under a pillow on the' bed.
The-Kruarrel continued, when McEvoy,
.who admits he was somewhat under the
influence of * liquor, "at f. the « time, began
up pictures in .the? room. .-• ? .l':-
.;A few minutes later, ; McEvoy .l says/
• ■ -
his wife .went across, the room to the bed
and, before ?he could ? Interfere,; grasped
the revolver, placed It?, against her
breast and fired - the • fatal 7 shot. *. Mrs.
McEvoy died almost instantly. -
£/ McEvoy was arrested a few /minutes
after his / wife's death. *; In .' the . room
was found ij. the note .written ■ by Mrs.
McEvoy./v It was addressed to McEvoy
and j read as follows: » „ • ,/., •..-.. , -„., ...
-'-4 "Henry /McEvoy, Chief Gunner, .U. ;S.
S. California: Please show the people
on board this letter and if the men
who are the /government believe in
justice and. their : God they will in 'no
way make you suffer. .I ? want • every one .
to know that you had nd hand in this
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at all. - Please, I want you to get your
warrant tomorrow and be a good boy.
I ask this and if they believe in God
they will ;.in ; no . way. hold . you. account- i
able. I • guess I am , crazy—this is the
only thing I can think of that will
make me do it. Don't let it hurt any
one. You know what I mean. .
'Your Own Heartbroken Wife."
quarrel on the streets earlier in the !
According to ; McEvoy his wife locked
p^iftaSp^ft^^'f *> ' -r*-" I%ir.-*-'.?:/-\J*--.--. ft:.^t:.'-"''.':' -.'. -'-. ft^.J^r^:S^ 1-«to'^*--*'^
him out of„- their home in the Collins
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apartments late last night,/ following a
evening, and he gained access to^hls
home f only by, climbing through a tran
som. McEvoy says ,4 the s unpleasantness
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continued, from that time, with the ex-*
&Tf***"'~l<r7' fcv: ■''";' i-.- i '-.^-^«*t^^*sT:3'-'>i'j^'s
ception of-two brief intervals, when he
«#^'B»lV,.''::'rt::. * '2^^iP li&^ts^';'^^'^'^'~^^TW^'^^ M"-'',
left the homi for a short period, until
his wife killed herself. Chief of Police
W. T. Sanford believes the case to be
one of suicide.
McEvoy and his wife were married in
Newark, N. J., March 20 of this year.
Mrs. McEvoy was 34 years old and has
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i a 3 year old ;son* by a^former.; marriage.
She is the daughter of Adolph and Mrs.
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de Lens of New: York city. McEvoy
came to the Pacific coast but two, weeks
ago, having been transferred I from the
U. S, S. Hancock to the flagship of the
Pacific fleet.
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Waters of Yang Tse River,
China, Reach Highest
Level Known ;
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Rice Riots and Rebellion Are
Reported Throughout
the Empire
[Special Cable to The Call] 7, .
SHANGHAI, Sept. ; s.—The flood
Vcaused?by the ; over flow''of 'the ;
ft Yangtse river is the-most ex-'
tensive and -deepest* in'^the
memory of man.??'Nganhw'ei province
is submerged to' a greater depth -than
ever before, * and f widespread 7 famine
threatens.; 77 '-'.' 7... "'"•'■'. - "• 7 V
; Besides the 100,000 persons reported
drowned,' millions are 7 • homeless and
facing starvation. '-"* It; is estimated that
80 per. cent of the^crops in the flooded
districts are ruined.- The price of. rice'<
rapidly is advancing to prohibitive
levels; mobs have raided the stocks of
rice ;dealers *at numerous places.'< The
whole visible supply of rice .will last
only two weeks, it;is. estimated here.V
Property, Loss Heavy
Wyforeign property has suffered heav
ily and? trade -is affected seriously.'; The
Xiao j river in i Manchuria alsojhas over
flowed its banks, many have been
drowned > and *a \t amine v in ? that'; section
is certain. Besides, China is torn by
internal disorders. Ther* are rebellions
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in five sections of the empire.
tf/In £ the j Province Kansu, the Moham- ]
medans, 420,000, strong, are threatening ;
Siningfu. Elusive >* terrorists /infest
Canton -and reports : have - been- received
that Chinese .troops 1 in Tibet have, been
defeated with a loss of 600 men and
have retired into Lhasa. /' .
Russia Appealed To
The Mongolian '.' princes 'and ) religious
heads/are ? uniting against the Chinese,
development ?' and 'colonization ■'« scheme,
arid ■•; are .'■ reported*; to ?-' have appealed *l to
Russia for; protection." -.- -
The people of the Province Szechuan
have risen against the railway projects,
chiefly the ;Szechuan-Harikow project.
The troops still - maintain order, but
their Royalty'is j doubted. V Success in
Szechuarif would '■ practically mean -the
end of railroad development through
[ out the country. The .government,
j however,"; has Informed y the i legation „
•that it will crush the rebels. 7- t
/. The i American Tobacco-corn
;-' pany will send _its; own? relief : corps to
,Wuhu,! ? where there ?is an American
mission, to . distrlbue $10,000 v. worth
! rice. This amount will keep 5,000 ; peo
ple alive for two months. * '
Government Protects Missions -{
'-BOSTON,/*Sept: 5.—A cablegram re
ceived at the,headquarters of the Amer
ican Baptist Fo/elgn Mission society
here today indicated that there has
been rioting in /chengtu,sWest?.China*,'
where the society - has a mission. The
cablegram stated . that the government
had provided ample protection to the
missionaries:!?-/:-;'. *: t?:;i\: ; / ;.'*//'
Found . Beneath *an Overturned
Tank by Passing Motorists?
' LEMORE,*, Neb., - Sept.*, s.—Thomas Her,
a milkman, was drowned near here, to
day In 1,000 gallons of buttermilk/ Her
was driving a tank containing the but
termilk -to"this .'city when' the- % wagon
dropped into *a- depression in the road
and overturned. The tank burst and the
milk filled the depression. Her was
caught beneath the tank. When occu
pants of ?a~ passing automobile pulled
him from the sea of , milk a half hour
later he was dead.,- .. ■-..,*
- LONDON, Sept. 5.-— The surgeon at
tending James R. Keene, who, on Sun
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day,- underwent an operation for stom-
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--ach trouble, reports that the condition
of the American financier is favorable.
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There have been no complications
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and the patient's condition . was . re
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ported as .giving; entire , satisfaction at
midnight tonight. . ...v
Mr. Keene's family was not informed
that an operation ! was • contemplated
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; until It had been accomplished. V;'; •^-. .;
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. s.—Dr. A.
N. Irwin, a veterinarian, was burned to
death here, last night while branding a
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cow. He attempted to heat the brand
ing iron by use of a torch carrying
gasoline, when the torch * exploded, ig
niting his clothes.

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