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The Call Has the Best ■'/■'■ v \
SPORTING 111 If If \
VOLUME ( X.—XO. 121.
; William Sprottle of Weils-Fargo
Express Succeeds Judge ;
Lovett as President";
(ruttschnitt Retains His Place,
f but Moves Office to '*•
jpence Made Director of Traffic
in New York VfceV"*)
Stubbs * ••'**.;..;
■ 1 .* : , •
WILLIAM -. SPROULE, president
of the Wells-Fargo Express
■ company; has \ been appointed
president pf the Southern Pa
.? ?.. ■ifte. cora|>any. He will take the -place*
, 7X Yrf R. S; Lovetti .who "laYtb serve as
'" .'h airman of the executive committee
' st the Harrima'n system.! 'Announce
a'ent of the change was made in New
.■..'?•••■ •'".• • -.' i •.. . .' : °■ . f . ... ■ ■ -' i
,:;•:.. ;ork.: yesterday ; afternoon and imme
/Y lately wired .to .San Francisco. . .:. Qf
;. '• :7q.ual importance is'the decision*to re-'
:vX.?| stablrsh the main offices. of the South-
I °/**.:x*ii Pacific in thjs ' city. .Sproule, In
'.;-.::; oming here, jeturn^.tp;his old "home.
7>X The * change -in/ the Southern .'Pacific*
,7y. •"as one of a number' authorized yester
;;. v 7ay at a meeting. 'fit.' the directors of
-.. ■* •; he Harrlman .system in New York
*•' "-. "'lty.**; A complete reorganization has
■ 0 v •?*•- arranged, 'whlch-.%w111 give arj_iw
} ..' -resident. to each' Of the units of the
• larriman system. :> ? Judge Lovett will 1
X emaln in New York as chairman of the
* • xecutive committee. «. '"•yh '»; / :
Vi 3 Change for* Kruttschnitt. "X
Julius'Kruttschnitt win continue as
irector of - maintenance and operation,
ut will transfer c h4s* office; from Chi
ago to New York. ' " ? *
'* L. J. Spence, assistant to J..C. Stubbs,
rill succeed (he latter "as director of
raffle, and* will also transfer his office
j> New York. ••*•••
These three will fortn a sort'of "eab
set,'* 4 with Lovett in charge in charge
nd Kruttschnitt and Spence'■■acting in
dvisory capacities. * '..• * •
Local self-government* is* to "be ac-.
orded to all the separate lines of. the
* stem. Matters of general policy will
•st with Lovett and his cabinet. Car
ring out this idea, the* changes are
ius outlined: o . * .
>regon Short Line Head ' .
A..L. Mohler, now vice president'and
eneral manager of the Union Pacific,
as beep selected as president of that
ompanyand'of the Oregon Short Line,
rlth headquarters at Omaha. .
"William Sproule, who was for a, num
er of years its freight traffic manager,
as been selected as president of • .c
outhern Pacific company with .nead
uarters at San Francisco. .
- Thornwell' Day, ; now* vice president
nd general manager, has, been selected
s president of the companies operating
be Southern Pacific lines In Texas and
ouisiana, with headquarters at Hous
on and New Orleans*.? '-..*.-.- *YY 7
J. D. Farrell, now vice president in
harge of the Puget sound extension,
as been selected as president of the
a-egon-Washington Railroad and Navi
atlon company, with headquarters-at
•ortland. •■
--*k Epes Randolph, now vice president
k nd general manager, has been selected
s president of the 5 Southern Pacific
Ailroad company of Mexico, with head
uarters at Tucson, Ariz.
-ocal Division Work
Each of the presidents will have su
ervision of all local divisions and will
c responsible for traffic as well as for
The appointment of Sproule as head
the Southern Pacific came as a dis-
Inct surprise. Locally, report* had
ee'n circulated for three months that
be honor was to fall to Julius Krutt
rhnitt or William F. Herrln. Sproule
'as for many years freight traffic man
ger :of .the ; Southern Pacific, with
eadquarters in this city, but he left
he" service of the company in 1906 to
dilate with the Guggenheim interests,
-wo years ago he became president of
Tells- Fargo & Co. •.--
-hange Benefits Sproule
It was thought that he would remain
s chief of the express corporation, but
a casting about for " the man 7 best
dapted to the position the directors
eclded upon Sproule It Is stated that
is salary with Wells Fargo & Co. has
een $50,000 a 7 year. X The transfer * to
ac control of the Southern Pacific en
ills a substantial .increase.".* It is un
erstood that he will receive in the
eighborhood }of $75,000 \aX: year.
It is known that bo htKruttschriitt
nd Herrin were tseriously/considered
»r the position, but it was feared that
Id differences had not been'healed, and
„ lat the elevation of either one or the
ther and the creation of a system that
-ovid bring them In constant contact
iould not produce that degree of harm-
By for which the company is striving.
€»■*!■— d •_ " Face 2, Column 4
THE San Francisco CALL
Gen. Household Head
And 'Army' to Oust
Rebel Middleman
.NEW 'YORK, Sept.'2B.—Ten
thousand 'heads of New York
families', 500 retail dealers and
c several • hundred - farmers * of,the
Pennsylvania state grange have
combined, in an association here
to eliminate the middleman -and
•to lower the high cost; of living.
rjA small army of canvassers is
* enrolling hundreds- .of other
families in the movement.
,* * •The association .plans Ito act
as a clearing house between
■ producer and consumer.
Guard Recaptures Military Pris
'■/ oner After Chase in
: ; Touring Car
An exciting chase after an escaped
military, convict occurred near the First
Avenue gate to the Presidio yesterday
afternoon, when J. '; Fitzallen attempted
to make his getaway from an. armed
soldier. The chase lasted , fpr over a
dezen < blocks and the sentry,was ; com
pelled to fire several shots at the
prisoner - before he was brought to bay.
Fitzallen, who is 5 awaiting the "find
ings •of a general court martial, and
who has twice deserted from the' army,
has been employed about the reserva
tion as a rag arid paper picker. As is
the custom an armed guard marches
several feet in the rear of the prisoner
while he is doing his work to stop him
if he. should make an attempt to escape.
Yesterday.^'the convict * was | placed
under the custody of Private R. B.
Bradley of the Thirtieth Infantry and
was given employment near the First
avenue * entrance. Late in the after
noon the * prisoner was working along
the road at the Presidio wall and near
; the gate. Suddenly he idarted around
tile corner of , the tall i wall and ran
-down First avenue. . . 7r ;
Bradley . quickly gave chase arid fired
several shots rafter the man, .but none
took effect. * Bradley then enlisted the
services of "a"*, private automobile and
gave chase. The convict \ finally was
overtaken and returned * to.' the < guard
house at the Presidio. -• Ynr^ YY
IX r :: $1,000,000 IN "DUST"
Northwestern Is Last Vessel to
V • Leave Nome |
;v SEATTLE,' Sept. 28.—The' Northwest
ern, the * last" steamer to , leave Nome
next month, bring out $1,000,000 in
gold dust and will carry' also all the
persons t who do ?not intend to winter
in the northern camp. It is estimated
that 2,000 persons will remain Nome,
as against 2,600 last winter.
" Practically all of the rich -placer
ground that could be worked by hand
has been exhausted, and the X big
dredges must handle the remainder of
the auriferous earth. In spite of ; the
lateness of the : season's beginning, the
dredgers have >done well. 7?
7 One concern paid 100 per. cent on the
capital stock. It *is estimated that
dredging operations _ near Nome - will
continue 50 years.
Commission Plans to Tour State
Highways in Machine
I SACRAMENTO, Sept. Members of
the state highway commission have
gone to San Francisco to purchase a
seven passenger automobile," which they
will _ use in making a tour of .the : state
to map out a route. for the highways to
be built under the $18,000,000;; bond is
sue. The plan Is to get first hand in
formation from every section of the
state. The commission . will begin "/its
tour within a few days. 7:
"Cheap" Property Is Capitalized
x at $5,000,000
t LAWTON*. Okla.,Ti Sept. 28.—Charles
Orth of T Walter, Okla., has bought at
public auction for $70 the Kansas, Law
ton \ and Gulf :. railroad, capitalized;? at
$5,000,000. The road is chartered to build
from Coffeyvllie to the Red ri\-er. Orth
also is the owner of the Gotobo and 1
Southwestern railroad, capitalized at
$7,000,000,' arid" the Lawton and Wichita
Falls line, capitalized at; $1,000,000. The
three cost; him less tha^i $200. V
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
:**" SANTA/CRUZX Sept. 28.—The ; state
grand ; encampment 7of 'Odd '-"Fellows
promises to fbe"?theslargest- attended in
many ;; years,7"arid the ■? local if committee
figures -.that- fully 700 members of f the
uniform rank alone will gather at Santa
Cruz' by Monday to compete i in the an
nual ; prize drill contests. ■V X /' :
,'. At the 5 last I grand % encampment \ held
in Santa Cruz there was a large attend
ance, not only of members of the • uni
form rank, but of delegates to the grand
lodge sessions. .XXX/ ;£.'?"//! X/ ■■ '. /IX
? The. work of decorating for the en
campment is being carried i out inf. the
adopted colors ?of the order—red, white,
blue,"purple.and gold predominating.
Encampment headquarters .will -' be '*-■ lo
cated on r the beach. * „.
Witness Alleges Printer Ex
cused Overstock by Plead*;
ing Intoxication
Former Employes Tell Sena*
N torial Committee of Meth
-1 ods Employed
EVIDENCE tending to show that
the state, paid higher prices
than .-? the ordinary trade ' for
„ . ■;' the paper, ink* and binding; sup
plies used in the manufacture of
textbooks was brought out yesterday
at the investigation into 7 the 7 af
fairs of the state printer's office being
conducted by the senatorial-committee'
in the ferry building. '. Manufacturers
and manufacturers' agents were on the
witness stand during 'the greater part
of the day, and in / Tease Attorney
Roche drew a frank admission, from a
wholesaler that he V had charged the
state as much as he could get, 7 V
- A sensational featurel of "the day's
proceedings was the declaration by W.
W. 5? Cuthbert, formerly general fore
man of the state printing office, that
State. Printer Shannon * had knowingly
ordered large supplies '■* of 7 materials
when a heavy" ■ stock] was already on
hand, and that Shannon had explained
his action by saying he was intoxicated
at the time the "orders were given. V!
Swelled Campaign Fund
; v Three witnesses, ; all former "employes
at Sacramento, told; of the "campaign
contributions made -by the? men work
ing 'under Shannon" in '- the 7 printing
office. -In"; 1906 and again' in '.1909 as
sessments were 'levied amounting to 4
per 'cent of each,'"man's yearly income.
One employe, H. D. Calvin, said -he'
had refused to pay j and had found it
expedient Ito resign his position on that
account.,?'- ■ /-X/XY' . V7..V "--.• „-7
i 7 At,the morning session -Isadore;Zel
lerbach, ] president of the Zellerbach
paper company, was again placed on
the stand. He J answered all questions
which' h*. had refused on the ! preceding
day, z- with - the*;? exception of telling the
price 'his firm paid to .the manufac
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Turing mill; x -
Additional Subpena Issued
>J. L. Flynn, 'an employe of the -H.* S.
Crocker company, was a witness, but
not i a willing one, and the board - had
little " difficulty in gaining an under-"
standing; of his ; position. .-■ Flynn inti
mated that it would endanger his posi
tion If . he.;testified,^ and accordingly^ a
subpena was issued )'t or 'S. H. Wade,
a member of the board of directors and
the only officer 'of < the" concern * now in
San Francisco. "Wade came "in the
afternoon, but stated that his work was
alone in the ..printing department,- of
which he - is superintendent, ? and that
he could not - authorize showing the
company's books to the committee.
Willian A. Bairlage, cashier of the
same concern, .did. not know ' the
amounts\ paid to different manu
facturers for supplies sold;.to the, state
printer. He declared »;?that ■ his/- books
show no record of 3 rebates given to
Shannon, or that the state printer ever
borrowed money from the firm.
Tells of Overstocking
J. ■J. Fitzgerald, "stock; clerk In ' trie
state printing office,* told of slipshod
methods in vogue in checking off the
stock used and ', in;.accounting for the
supply on 'hand. ; He , said *fthere are
now 36 cases of * textbook paper that
have remained unopened in the ware
house . for three years, and farther, that
there -was»a large ? supply; of X textbook
paper on hand when **ShannonYplaced
the * order * for $60,000. worth with the
Zellerbach company In December, 1910.
When the last *? Zellerbach*'.' shipment
arrived, he said, there was no - place
for'it, and after ;af small extra * space
in the two warehouses had been filled,
the remaining paper "was " stacked in
the aisles of the printerie, the'coal, shed
and' in a rented* warehouse.down town.
Paper Loaned Back
7 Fitzgerald V told » the 7 committee* that
■several times he had loaned large
quantities of paper and supplies, al
ready ; purchased by the state from the 3
Crocker J company, back to the V firm,
and thatY they were not. returned in
some cases J for \ nearly a year. These
transactions were entered * * into at
Shannon's : direction. ; * -.; , ; ?' c s
In; an* effort to - determine whether
any text-book paper was sold ,* to * the
trade for the same figure paid by the
■ state, *'- several questions-""were.-? asked
Isadore #Zellerbach, who was : again a
witness, arid Zellerbach finally admit
ted that every deal stands alone, arid
that' he always expected • the buyer" to
get the best he. could for ,his money,
while he In return expected to get the
'^jjß? ju«- ta\" ' ■*■ '■■ ■■■* - " ■ - *'»"-' r" ',-''* ' ■*-': ----^"r *:---.*-;
most he could for his> commodity. Zel-
said he did not care to do busi
ness with . the state -.-• unless "he: had ** a
big margin of ? profit,; for there r were
certain risks "involved.
C. Bonestell of the Bonestell Paper
-company! later told the committee 'that
in opinion there was no legitimate
reason for treating?; the ? t state any dif
ferently than a private customer.
W. W. Cuthbert, whose regime as
general foreman of the printing office
under Shannon lasted from 1903 to
-1909. told how the warehouses came
to he. overstocked. He . said .he. had
Continued on Page 4, Column 5
War to Follow Landing at Tripoli
Grand vizier of Turkey, the Italian premier (center) and Italian minister of foreign affairs (on right). Below is
one of Italy's big warships.
\- \Special Dispatch to The Call] \y-\ ;V •*:"•• '~K i
SANT*. - FARBAEA, Sapt. 3S.—Af*er
an exciting 'chase in which the ,pursued
occupyed an automobile: and the ? pur- v
suer a Southern'Pacific'trai-n,^Dr7jW.^ P.
Meyers of Los Angeles s. overtook his |
pretty wife and his chauffeur in this
city this ,morning.7VThe^coup^ie' had
eloped ,In Doctor^ Meyers' automobile
and were on their way to San Fran
cisco. * , . " ',7 'Y'X.
The meeting of the trio was f; sensa
tional, "the husband being prevented
from i executing ,v summary* vengeance
only by the display of a revolver by the X
chauffeur. I.The flatter did not point the
gun at f. trie, man whose " home *hei is ? al
leged to have attempted; to destroy, but
simply V exposed vit to view * .when f he.'
raised * his coat. It had the desired ef
fect, however^ and Doctor. Meyers quick
ly decided j not to make any more' inter
ference. * -7- *"■.-.' iC,v, "' I ' "*■
7 Doctor ? Meyers discovered yesterday
afternoon that his wife had disap
peared. He boarded the Lark train and
arrived here last night. '"'This morning ;
he located 7. the car. ',' It y presented a :
sorry sight. « „ ■-■*• „ . _ ,
[Special Dispatch to The Ctdl] - : 'S*
\ PHILADELPHIA, Sept. ; 7 28.—Mary
Garden, the grand^bpera '[ star, ■ either
has ;' pulled a new press - agent stunt
all by herself or she really fears ■ the
local police may interfere with her in
terpretation of "Carmen"-' "?<■'■ ';■■'.t•'*'7,
iX In S a letter received today the ,star
notifies Manager Andreas Dippel of the
Chicago-Philadelphia Opera -^company
that she must be assured '% of not be
ing arrested before she will agree to
appear as "Carmen." ;• -■>;. ;
"I always have been afraid of play
ing *■ 'Carmen' in Philadelphia," Mary
CHICO, /Sept. 1 28.— Jack Gilson,
'"camper,- did not make a demonstration
or,' threat to shoot Sam Blair this
morning when Blair left with/Mrs.
Gilson. Instead, Gilson shook" hands
with his wife's affinity, wished them
good luck, and holding his 18 months
old boy in his arms waved a farewell
NEW YORK, Sept. 28.—The experi
ment of Introducing the .-Parisian?
novelty of a theater restaurant in New
York has proved a failure, it is an
nounced ' that • this week will be. the latt
SACRAMENTO. Sept. 28.—inheritance
tax to the amount of $3,262.85 was re
ceived by State Controller Nye from the
of the estate of the late artist
mTh _ tires 2of j lie I front 5 wheels were
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gone, as were ', other accessories. 1 The
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garage proprietor said£ the chauffeur
told him the machine was wrecked at
Fillmore while he and the woman were
in a restaurant. ' They had made the
trip from Fillmore, a distance of SO
miles, on the ; rims of the wheels.
* While the doctor was viewing the
damaged car, ? Mrs. V Meyers < and the
chauffeur appeared: on ': the scene. They
were greatly, excited when they saw
Meyers, but were "boldly defiant, and
when he.started at them in a menacing
way the chauffeur flashed the gun. : "
7* In a'-voice; choking with sobs the dis
tracted f husband then began to plead
with his wife. She would not listen and
curtly told him that? she was desperately
in love with the : chauffeur, and that not
even *; the >> thought'rr of' her V little' baby
would make her turn back. XV
'.i- Doctor \ Meyers would j not » allow the
automobile to be taken from the garage.
He left for bis 'home,* and ■ the chauffeur
and Mrs. Meyers f took tonight's '<' train
for San . Francisco. '.. *' ?.. '' . >
liar-en ?? writes, *as tne j ponce tnere
do not like me any? too well and there
.is - Just - a chance that they might ar
rest me. Before 1 I agree to play, you
: must assure me. that I will not be
■ arrested 7 and . that ?« you have ? the "* as
surance of : .'i the '■? authorities : * to that
effect." X* ;. -'7*-'*'l " f~~\'- '"'
• Manager Dippel; does "riot know ex
actly what his "star means. He said
today that he "had no desire to go
to the director' of : public safety liffless
'.he was 'X sure * Mary ;' Garden *. .was t riot
/'kidding" him. , -
to '.the; ..couple. The woman declared
she would rather with Blair, be
cause he was a "nice- man," and she
left with him in his ramschacklecamp
ing; outfit. X Gil son "{ left on i a train' * soon,
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afterward, saying he was going to quit
camping and take the.' babe ;to his
mother in the southern part • of the
state. .*'"' X •■ "■■■ /V „ '/ -X " '
' »
of "The Folies Bergeres," which was
opened last spring, and where a mid
night cabarel show also lately was in
, •/■.■ , - *■' > PY «.:■?: ' ■■-■ ■"/ ..*r* ,fc * '/--.;;.-■*■ * '*■*** ■^*-r^-i.^--*'i_r:-->, _>'■*■• ,r'-'.-*-,;.- ■ ■*:>.^--! "-^ .^ -^
troduced. The management declares
i^*"'*lffiH^^»Fr"**i^--**' 4'- '**i:--". ■t" :i?-/'*"-"*-^".-'?;j-:- „:.*.:-"-v-->*.---.::-^--^'--'-: -.. .t--.... . ;> - ■-„.,-.,
that the Idea is "ahead of its time" and
has proved financially impracticable.
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William Keith today. -; The estate "is
-7- -**;. ' »«-. _ * -.k*^»~sw«FF-mi
.worth .$250,000. -.Because? the inherit
ance tax was paid within six months
5 the state gave a rebate of 5 per cent.
Sensational Testimony Against
f y Stockton Woman Accused
J* "' of Illegal Practices
■[Special Dispatch to The Call] 77 7 '•_*** ■',- i
f {STOCKTON,-. Sept. 28.—Throngs 7of |
eager and curious -persons crowded the |
courtroom ,k today, to ' hear ; the -: sensa- |
tional testimony in the examination? of j
'Mrs; S. E. Knight, arrested on a charge ;
of performing an illegal operation upon |
Emma Taylor. The principal witnesses |
in the case testified, relating the de- j
tails of >the crime V with .which Mrs. l
Knight is charged, and the book of Mrs.
Knight's patients, which has aroused
so 7 much 1 curiosity arid | gossip * in %the
city, was Introduced as evidence. ?:
Jurgen Ladiges, a*^' gardener f and /a
prominent member of ,; the German * Lu
theran church; Mrs. XBnan-a
Taylor, upon whom the operation was
performed, her mother and brother
were called to the stand. "X-'- • . -
J:* Ladiges is 65 years old. and in
his testimony he acknowledged that he
had been intimate with Eriirria Taylor
and I had taken" her to Mrs. Knight's
house': to undergo an operation. He said
that he had seen the defendant, Mrs.
Knight, at her home August 14, and that
he was then accompanied, by Emma Tay
lor. He asked Mrs.** Knight! to help the
girl, according to his testimony, and,
after some [ dickering about the,? cost of
the treatment, left her at the house/He
admitted he had paid -the' Knight
woman $120.': /- s ".' * : ■
GIRL TOLLS};STORY//:'^':Y ' ■<■' X,
V; The girl who brings 'the charges en
tered the courtroom heavily veiled, and
when she took j the stand was j order ed jto
remove the j yell | upon \ the; objection of
Attorney Louttit. She. related her expe
rience with Mrs. Knight and said-that at
the time she called upon her she was
given V drugs, which she ' took ,to her
home. She returned the next fday 'and
again the third day, when she was oper
ated upon and was 'delivered of a child;
While she was at: Mrs." Knight's house
her brother Charlie was called *, in and
warned by Mrs. Knight against reveal
ing anything "of ; his sister's condition to
their)mother.*- But later the mother came
unsolicited. The witness continued: *
MOTHER SEES GIRL ':*-.; 7- ,
"Mrs. Knight -was up every, hour with
me ; during the night. She told me I was
low. About 7:30 my mother came." X;l ?1
7 "What did she say?" asked: Rendon.
Y. "'Oh, Emma.' That was all she 'said
to;rrie.7Y/X/*??XX > 'X/x". '//;/'*//*; '""f-Y ??
; "Mrs. Knight I,threatened mamma. She
said if mamma talked about the case
she'd ; shoot her. She had mamma leave
the" room after part of the operation. I
dressed and went home with mamma."
%t It was during the girl's testimony ■
that Attorney ; Louttit made a statement :
that j caused ;a } hum in/ the ' courtroom. j
He; asked the girl she had been ■
living of Hate," arid the district attorney|
objected. ;"l7 '/.'".Y^ ■ * '':'*'"Y ' i
/5«"I want 'to' And out if she hasn't been
hounded. to death? by the district attor-:
ney and his ■henchmen.'.'-' -„ ' . :
"If I that's your reason." replied Just
ice Parker, "the objection ' will be*- sus
tained."" . ;.X" ~ .x' X ' \
Mrs. "Taylor appeared to be in any
thing but "a peaceful mood. She looked
straight at Mrs. Knight as she took
the witness chair. She told of finally
locating - her daughter \ at; Mrs. Knight's
w;i"I went *to the *' back r. door and Lem
Master called Mrs. Knight out." * said
the mother" of 7 the /'girl// "T asked
whether my? daughter there, and
she replied that she ■ was."
" 'What's happened?' I asked.
"Mrs. Knight told me, and then said:
'If you tell on me I'll kill you.' I am
not ; afraid of I J>eing killed, though." Mrs. '
Taylor replied as she ? gazed at the de
7* Mrs.' Taylor testified that Mrs. Knight
told];her:? that she had -^destroyed * the
body of the baby by fire. '.
X" Leriville " Masters, who " lives at the
Knight residence. 522 . East Walnut
street, also is charged with the same
crime and. according to Emma Taylor,
was on the "premises at the time of her
confinement in the house.
One of the most sensational features
of the case Is the book of patients'
names which was found under the
bathtub in Mrs.' Knight's house in
Stockton. This -. document was admit
ted- today as testimony and will'; be
used as evidence, against Mrs. Knight,
Victim Was Principal Owner of
- . * Maytown «|1
OLTMPIA, Wash., Sept. 28.—While
riding on the 1 running board of a log
ging engine. F. S. Taylor, a mill, man,"
was thrown off and killed . today, his
body being cut almost in two. He was
the principal owner and promoter of
Maytownr in Thurston county. "*"-7 ;*•
— Highest temperature, 74;
*flowest Wednesday night, 54. ■ ■
,? south wind, changing to. north. * "„j , .yy
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Reply to Ultimatum From Rome
Objects to Conceding Sov=
ereign Rights
Sultan's Government '■ Willing to
Consider Grievances When
Battle, Expulsion
and Boycott; Threat
VIENNA, Sept. 28.—
Nieuw Fret Presse learns that
the moment ' Italy"■ lands troops \in
Tripoli, '7 Turkey will declare
war, expel all Italians r from Tur
key within 24 • hours, abrogate
the capitulations and commercial
treaty, institute a boycott against
Italian goods X and oppose by
armed force any further attempts
to land Italian troops on 'Italian
soil. ;";.-*■*,- - 7.7-.r/ -*7. *—.-j *j**jk-
9:45 p. m.—lt is; reported that
t the Turkish government has
decided to■• reject the/Italian
j demands; embodied in the ultimatum
j and?? has 'addressed Yan7 explanatory
communication to the powers.-
.'--The;"ltalian 'charge 7presented the
ultimatum at the usual weekly recep
tion to the foreign representatives' at
the foreign "office., The grand" vizier
immediately went to the palace, where
the ministers . were summoned -to a
special council. 7 * „ ■,<
;':*' When it became known. that Italy
had granted ; a time limit: of only 24
hours in which to enable: the Turkish
government to instruct "the-'authorities
at, Tripoli not*' to oppose an Italian,
landing there was consternation in
public and official circles. ". _
Italians Leave-Tripoli
XTRIPOLI. Sept. 28.—The Italian fleet
is demonstrating off this port, but has
not yet attempted ,to land men. A
cordon has drawn along the coast
to * prevent , the ;-Turks from landing
arms and men. ..-.'• • '
X All last night J Italian -warships
passed and repassed,'.*; throwing their
searchlights on the town. ,■ Five Italian
battleships, one cruiser and six', de
stroyers arrived this afternoon, but did
riot anchor. ' They are still,-visible.
The X greatest 7 excitement' prevails
everywhere. Business houses are closed!
and trade is paralyzed. . The Europeans
who remain in : Tripoli are gathered in
groups in the streets. Nearly all Ital
ians have sent their families away, the
consul giving them free passage.' The
steamship Adria, with*steam up, is kept
here at the disposition of \' the j, Italian
consul. 7
The Turkish. authorities : are I doing?
their utmost to maintain order. Turk
ish pickets are patroling the town day
and night. The most threatening dan-*<
ger Is' that the; Arabs may rise against
the; Italians. X. \ ;•"■ y;* :
Cj'j Trading?'vessels?lie \ in the-' harbor,
their cargoes*: undischarged. No na
tive or. foreign labor can be obtained
so threatening is the native population.
Probably the remaining members of the
Italian colony who : are "at (the > consu
slate, will leave Tripoli tomorrow. r
General Strike a Failure
CHIASSO, Switzerland, Sept. ; 28.—
■While the general strike ? attempted
throughout 'Italy- continues to be -a
failure, especially .in the large towns,
the extremists'.- among the 7 agitators
are causing excesses in small centers. ,
"Between, Ancona and Forli, Italy,
telegraph poles -were .torn -down ; and
placed ?across? the railroad tracks to
'delay: trains Y. which are transporting
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the reservists to the military stations.
,Tralns were.held-up' in this way in the i-J
province of Bologna. ; /Y-7-.7 / -• 7 ■-...
7- In some places, as at Ferrara, the ex- **>;
cesses have *■ caused; a ; reaction sia pub- 7
lie feeling and counterdemonstrations
were made, the manifestants crying,
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"Long live the king! Long live Tripoli!"
and routing the extremists.
' At Florence, where the extremists
Inslaterithat the shops be closed, the
shopkeepers, with their employes,
a«»™-j *>-»>r* *** ■( ■ ■ 'fi- .
armed with stocks? and led by bands.

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