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MARINE " " *" " " W
Favorable Opinion Delivered by
Attorney General Is Not
Commissioners, by Vote of Four
to One, Refuse to Open the
Books at This Time
All But Cator Insist Official
Canvass Returns Must
Be Awaited
Women May Register
Now Is Webb's Ruling
SACRAMENTO, Oct. - 16.—That
nomrn may now register Is " the
opinion given by Attorney Gen
eral I . 9. Webb In a telegram
received today by Secretary of
State Jordan. , ."...-.
The telegram received Is as
follows t
San Francisco, Oct.; 18.
Frank ;C. Jordan, Secretary
of State. Sacramento, C'ai.
Yesterday "the following
. opinion was rendered by this
office to the district attorney
of Orange county: 'i'-,' ..,'.: ..
\ Replying to your • telegram
relative to registration _ of ',:
* women, though the result of '
the election on equal suffrage
_ amendment • has ' not : been
officially declared. It T seems ,
' certain that * same, has re-fv.'
'"= ceived a : majority of the .».
• Votes cast r thereon at the
election. . -" " '_'•.. ',= .' ' '.\
Assuming this 'to be (rue, -
the amendment is now a part
of the constitution of ; this
state, and I think women are
now entitled to register.
'*:'■; I. S. WEBB.
i • •- .., Attorney General. , /»;
'- j Copies of this telegram were
wired at once • on ", its * receipt i by .
Jordan to San Diego, Santa Bar
bara and San- L>uis Obl«po coun
ties. '■ . .' ■■-.:;'" "f ' ' -
WOMEN are not yet to be per
mitted to register in San
Francisco. Clerks of many
other counties throughout the
state have already begun the registra
tion of women, but the gentler sex-will
•not be ; recognized by the registrar's
deputies in this city until after the
secretary of state has officially declared
that the equal suffrage amendment was
adopted last -Tuesday. ,
An opinion by the attorney general
to the effect that * women may now
register, has not been recognized by 'the
ocal commission.
At yesterday's meeting of the board
of, election commissioners "a long opin
ion was read by President Thomas V.
Cator. in favor of the immediate regis
tration of women. He also offered a
resolution providing for the immediate
registration of women, the affidavits
to be kept segregated until such time
is the secretary of state; had declared
:hat the amendment had been adopted.
He 'was the only member to vote for
the resolution. ; Opposed, to him were
Commissioners George Uhl, John H.
H. Hare, N. C. : Wienholz and H. H.
Ordway. . : '■"■_ 7., ■"...•■■/■--...-. • . : -
Zost Is Paramount
When Cator read his resolution Ord
way asked if=the •president: of the com
mission would guarantee the cost at
the, additional labor required * for the
work of registering the:women at this
"I think I have rendered sufficient
services', for this commission to more
■ than make up for any such additional
expense that might arise," said Cator. '
"That question is ridiculous," said
Uhl to Ordway. "Let's vote on the res
olution." •--•.-■'
The vote was taken and the resolu
tion defeated 4 to 1. •
Consideration Is Shown
Elsewhere in the state the women have
been shown more consideration, even
though their, present registration may
not give them an opportunity to vote,
as the law requires that there j must be
a new - registration every two , years,
beginning with the first of January of
each evenly numbered.year. Registra
tion has already closed for the muni
cipal ;election of ; November 7 in this
city anl [ there is no . prospect of "any
other election here during the remain-
Ing months of thi siyear. In some of
the other counties, however, there may
•be local elections at which women may
vote. * "■-' ' ."■- "■ ' ,-; -" ■ -.' '-!".'
The news is being flashed forth from
various .county seats of the Etate about
the firgfc woman registered in each
county. Elizabeth Hanmnre Francis,
wife of Phil Francis, a Stockton editor,
claims the distinction of having been
*he first woman registered in the state.
Mrs. Ida. Irene Davis, wife of Will C. N.
Davis, another Stockton newspaper man,
was the second woman to register.
First in Alameda
Mrs. Jennie M- Chamberlain, secre
tary of the Eugenic Education associa
tion, was the first woman to register in
Alameda county. Mrs. Cecilia Cameron,
wife of Frank W. Cameron, an Asso
ciated Press reporter, was the first
woman to qualify as a voter in Fresno
county. Mr*. Sybil Curran Chenoweth,
Continued ou P«s« -. Column 3
THE San Francisco CALL
Publisher Glides
Near to Death in
Falling Aeroplane
[Special Dispatch it> The Call]
LAKEWOOD, X J., Oct. 16.
—Robert F. Collier, the pub
lisher, was badly shaken up and
had a narrow escape from death
today when the engine of his
airship went on the '"dead" when
1,000 feet in the air and he was
forced to glide to earth. The
machine was wrecked and his
mechanician was seriously in
Collier is entertaining a house
party at his home, "Rest Hill,"
at Matteawan and ths morning
proposed sending his guests to
Allaire, near here, for luncheon.
He sent the party in autos on
the 35 mile trip and started him
self in the airship. He soared
above the autos most of the way,
but when nearing Lakewood the
parties separated. It was then
the motor of the air craft
started working badly and he
dropped to the earth. Shortly
afterward he was able to join
his guests.
The mechanician was severely
hurt about the face. The airship
has been owned by Collier about
a year, and Saturday he made a
successful fiight.
Clad in Overalls, He Is Oiling Wheels of Cars at Tucson
Division and "Tapping" for Flaws
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
EL PASO, Oct. 16.— J. Kruttfhnitt
Jr.. son and heir of Julius Kruttschnftt,
vioo president and director of mainte
nance and operation of all Harriman
lines, is at Bowie, Ariz., on the South
ern Pacific, dressed In overalls and
with a long necked "tallow pot" in
hand, hammering; car whe«l* smd otl
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
KITTY HAWK. Oct. 16.—The Wright
brothers' secret is out at last. In test
ing his new glider today without a
motor. Orville Wright not only stayed
in the air for a distance of 700 feet
and about 30 seconds' duration of time,
but h« revealed his theory of bird
flight. Those who have watched a hawk
or buzzard soar for a long while with
out flapping a wing have been at a
loss to understand what made the birds
buoyant. Edison has held the theory
that there is a minute vibration of the
wings that is imperceptible for so long
a distance, and that the huge birds
soar in the same way that a humming
Dispatch to The Call]
ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 16.—Greetings
across the state boundary line at the
historic old Coles station were ex
changed today by citizens of Ashland
and Medford with members of the
California state highway commission.
The Californians are traveling in au
tomobiles on a tour of Inspection of the
route of the proposed north and south
California highway.
\ Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—Mls» Mathilda
Moissant at the aviation field in Mine
ola, Long island, this evening made a
flight which was as good as any since
the spring. Friends from South Amer
ica and France had come to the field,
and it was for their benefit that she
gave the exhibition.
Leaving the field she arose 1,500 feet.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO, Oct. 16. —In communica
tion today between the recently in
stalled wireless station at Mare island
and the Unalaska station, 2,000 miles
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
.SACRAMENTO, Oct. 16.— W. W.
Shannon, state printer, is suffering
from a nervous breakdown and has
been removed from his home to a sana-
Closing Ports to 100,000 Pounds
of Colored Product Will
Mean Shortage
Frantic Exporters Fail in Their
Attempt to Have Severe
Embargo Raised
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—Dr. Wilton
G. Berry, chemist, and Dr. Anthony J.
Schindler, tea experts of the treasury
department in the customs service, to
day were ordered from their stations
in New York to the Pacific coast to
assist in the disposition of the va*t
quantities of tea that have accumulated
at Pacific coast ports since the order
tn refuse *»ntry to any artificially col
ored tea was issued.
A stiff raise in the price of tea is
anticipated by government officials as
a result of the treasury department's
crusade against the use of coloring a.nd
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
Young Kruttsohnitt is assistant su
perintendfnt of the Tucson division.
Bnwif is the junrtion point of the road
and when a train arrives a flock of
men with Kruttschnltt leading them
appear and under a guard with a big
six shooter the wheels are whacked and
the oil boxes filled.
bird does, or a mosquito.
The Wright brothers, believe that the
larger birds tack against the wind, like
a ship. Accordingly the glider that
Orvilie is trying out here Is built to
tack against the wind and to make
progress almost in the teeth of'it. His
experiments as witnessed today by The
Call correspondent were extra hazard
ous, although there was little or no
In a 30 mile wind (which is required
to render the average aeroplane buoy
ant without a motor) the experiments
will be highly dangerous. Orville
Wright is waiting for such a wind.
A banquet was spread under the
trees on the lawn of the Coles hotel,
in the heart of the Siskiyous.
In the speeches that were made ref
erence was made to the old pioneer
trail that has linked the two states
since Fremont crossed it in 1843, and
the Jackson county officials promised
that the California highway would be
extended through to Rogue river not
later than next June.
flew across to Meadowbrook and West
bury, flew south, crossing the motor
parkway, and kept on until she was
over the Great South bay.
On her return flight when she flew
over the field she made several sensa
tional dips, to the terror of her friends,
who feared she was falling, but she
alighted gracefully.
distant, the Pacific coast record for
daylight wireless transmission was
broken. The Mare island station re
cently was rebuilt and 300 foot masts
were installed.
toriiim. Tt is stated that he is likely
to be confined there at least a month.
Mrs. Shannon, his wife and deputy, will
have charge of the state office.
Rebels Take Chinese Warship
U. S. to Insist on "Open Door"
Revolt Directed From Here
Government Officers Fear
Mutiny Will Occur
In Army
Assemblyin Peking Wants
Imperial Minister
Foreigners Warned
To Remain Neutral
: i The proclamation : issued by \i
General Li Yuan Hung, com
mander of the citizens' army '- of
central China, contains promises to :
meet all of the obligations of 1 the ; i;
Chinese government contracted t
prior to the outbreak of the revo
lution \ and to carry out the pro
visions of all present treaties. 1-^ ■
' Foreigners are warned ?to re- y
main '[ neutral or suffer '■ the * conse
:'quences. The proclamation reads:
To ;" All Friendly Nations," Greet- 5
I or* -'7:- -.■'■-■'■-;-_";-.-*'O'-■-..•.',"/.
We, ■ the eitliiens ;of j all China. •
' now | waiting \ war//. iikhliiM ~* the
i Manchti * government ,for ""_. the pur-fi
pone of shaking off the yoke : of,
" the.'Tartar conqueror by over
■ throwing T the prewent corrupt
Mate of autocrary and establish- v
j I de ': <> ' republic In •■ It»' plncc. . and, -
'at, the same time Intending to en- -
ter upon a more close | relation
with all friendly nations for the
Make of maintaining the peace of
the world and of promoting hap-9
■ pineftN of mankind, in ; order to ;
** make onr action clearly under- r
J Mood, hereby declare that:■' . J, '
~1. \n Ireatle* concluded between
tile Mnnrbn gov<- nment "^ and "t
-<■'. any \ nnvinn* *' before f-hla '% date
- will be continually effective op
; to the time of v their termina
tion. 'i':"Z:'':-'';:C'":-'i-\t *
i 2. Any foreign loan or Indemnity '
I;i Incurred * by the' Mnnehu •, gov- .-;
*'".' ernment ;■ before thin date willr
. he acknowledged 1-* without any
-;"■ i all era of term*, and ■be paid 1"
,'; by the mart time customs an he
:•- fore. } ■■'." : 'by\ r .■__' ■;.*^'"'-VVi'/; .".; ', . ;
.3. . All : concession* granted •by . the -
'•",;-:Manehu ;{ government :•' to r any
" foreign . nation* before this date C
t. will :be respected. ■"
'. 4. AH i persons and property eof /,'
- any foreign nation* in the ter- :
ritory occupied by the cttlsen Ji
Z "'*nruiy will be 1 fully protected.
5. All treaties, concessions, loans;"'
and indemnities ; concluded be
{ tween , the J Munchu government'
;• and any foreign ' nations .'after >. •
■ this * date will ', be repudiated.'.
6. AH : persons of any foreign ua
tlonalltieM who take part with
.. the. Manehu government to act;;
■;! agalnut the : cltixen ;: army of V
;. China will be treated an enemy.
7. All % kinds of war material*
V supplied by any foreign nations j<
- to he ■ Manchu government will; '$
:. he nflHcated -when captured. .;
By order * , ' •■*,"Jr'-.Vi >;^.'r.'w/:
:-'v^;:\ '"'': LI YUAN HUNG, 7
Commander' of the* Citizen Army"
■ of Central - China.
iHxued thls the twelfth day of the
' eighth month of the year of Oc- *
tober, 1011.
PEKING, Oct. 16.—A report to
day says the rebels at Hankow
have captured a Chinese war
Delayed advices from the south are
that the imperial troops which re
treated from Wuchang and Hankow
are mobilizing at Chumalien, 100 miles
north of Hankow on the railroad.
Three members of the American
legation here have been given permis
sion to accompany the imperial army
in its campaign against the rebels and
they left today with General Yin
They are Lieutenant Colonel Wil
liam D. Beach of Fort Santiago, Ma
nila; Captain James H. Reeves, mili
tary attache of the legation, and W.
R. Peck, assistant Chinese secretary,
who will act as interpreter.
Riots :n Front of Banks
Heavy runs on the banks here con
tinued today and there were riotous
scenes in front of several of the insti
tutions", policemen repeatedly being
forced to club back the crowds and
protect the bank officials. Govern
ment banknotes no longer are passing
at par, the best quotation today being
at a discount of 20 per cent.
The Russo-Chrnese bank in the lega
tion quarter was the target for a pro
longed run today. The foreign bank
notes are being refused as currency
outside of the legation quarter.
The Chi Tv Pu, the imperial board of
finance, came to the relief of the gov
ernment deposit bank today with $125.
--000 gold and entered $500,000 more for
the relief of the native banks.
SM«ia^W^il£b«2! national assembly,
which a was , organized a year ago .as
the nucleus -of -a Chinese : parliament.'
and which. 1« to begin Its second ses
sion here on October 22, have taken a
hand In the revolutionary situation.
About half of the 200 members of the
assembly art In Peking. Sixty of them
gathered privately yesterday and dls-
V C«Btia**4 •■ P«ff« 4- ColusaaTl
The four most prominent leaders of the Chinese revolutionary party in
San Francisco. Lan Kok Hall is one of the secretaries of the Chinese
National association. The other three are Dr. Sen Yet Sens chief advisers.
Chief Counsel of S. P. Is at Hospital and Condition Is
Excellent, His Physician Says
William F. Herrin, chief counsel anc
vice president of the Southern Pacific
railroad, was operated upon for ap
pendicitis at the company's genera'
hospital yesterday. His physicians
stated last night that his temperature
and pulse were normal and that h<
gave every indication of a rapid re
"No One Must Be For Me," k
His Message to Conference
Held in Chicago.
CHICAGO. Oct. 16.—Hugh T. Halbert,
president 'of the Roosevelt, club of St.
Paul, who was an early arrival for to
day's session of ,the national republican
progressive league, declared tkat Theo
dore Roosevelt would * not be a candi
date ;• for the republican nomination for
president. - \*
. I received "a '; letter , ; from Mr.
Roosevelt a few days ago, in which
: he spoke of the conference of pro- 1...
gressive republicans to be held in
;~ ■; Chicago, and said, "No one must be
for \ me." That means that A 'Mrl>^.
Roosevelt will not be 'a candidate
under any circumstances, in ,i my
opinion. All the Roosevelt men in
■>/• the northwest will be for La Fol- :
Gifford Pinehot is in Alaska and will j
not attend the conference. James R.
Garfield of Ohio, who is said to have
come directly from a conference with
Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, at
tended the opening session, but de
clined %'io'fi discuss |; presidential candi
'I am here to listen to what others
have to say about the progressive
movement," said Garfleid.
The opening session of the confer
ence was cabled to order shortly after
10 o'clock by Prof. Charles E. Merri&m
of the University of Chicago, and a few
minutes later George S. Record of New
Jersey was chosen, chairman. Two
hundred progressive republicans, rep
resenting 25 states, t were present. .
I.mghlln was yesterday afternoon on
pi * charge of grand 5 larceny. He is i accused ?of
"' stealing $20; from i the pocket of M. Damon on a
S •trwtcar. The f police «ay that <i*Melainct» tin iis
B.is veteran? ami ! one"; of j the f crowd of tiitereff that
il followed tUe j party, of I'resiUent Ta/t ;to tills
For several days the railroad attor
ney has been very ill, and Sunday night
his condition became acute at his home,
2580 Broadway.
Doctors Coffey and O'Connor per
formed the operation, and the patient
is now under the care of Dr. F. K.
Ainsworth, resident physician at the
Death List Is 200 Following
Long Battle, but Leader
Makes His Escape
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 16.—Todays ad
vices from Cuernavaca say that the
Zapatistas were cut to pieces in bat
tle at Topextlan yesterday, but Zapata
himself escaped.
The Zapatistas were caught between
the forces of General Figueroa and
Colonel Blanquet. Two hundred of ■
them are said to have been killed, a
large number wounded and many taken
prisoners. The rebels had entrenched
themselves on the hillside close by the
village. The federals, advancing from
opposite directions, cut off the rebel
Behind their breastworks the rebels
withheld their fire until the enemy
was within 200 yards of the trenches,
and when they opened fire their aim
was ineffective. The federals sent
their sharpshooters to the end of the
trenches and their fire drove the rebels
from cover. Coming into the open,
they boldly attacked the government
troops and the battle raged for seven
hours, in which time the Zapatistas
were completely routed. Most of their
horses were captured.
Zapata is said to have personally led
his followers.
Manager Says He Would En
courage College Playwrights
ITHACA, N. V.. Oct. 16.—Henry W.
Savage has offered to produce a play
written by a Cornell playwright which
has been approved by the local college
authorities and produced by the col
lege actors. His offer is for the pur
pose of developing college playwrights.
' '■- Wj£ WEATHER ]
lYESl^mDAY^Highest] temperature, 87;
J^Qja>eiCsmday} nighU 62.
FOR TODAY—Fair, very
warm in the morning, becoming cooler at [
night, probably fog, light north wind changing :\
to moderate nest. . [ _ . -■; .J/B
Faithful Mexican Watchmah
Finds Dynamite Under El
Capitan Bridge Which
Special Crossed
Would Have Blown Cars Into 50
Foot Gully, Says Officer
After Inspecting
Calvin, vice president nnd general mnn
agrer' of the Southern Pacific, late to
ntgrbt telegraphed to Sheriff Vat -Stew-'
art- that the railway company .would
pay . (5,000 reward:. for the capture of :
or Information leading; up to the arrest;
of the man .who tried■„to dynamite- the
El Capitan bridge.
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Call]
To the faithfulness of a night
watchman President Taft and
his party, who were .speeding
from San Francisco to Los Angeles
over the coast route early this morn
ing, perhaps owe their lives. This
watchman, a Mexican, stationed at
El Capitan bridge, 30 miles north of
Santa Barbara, discovered a man in
the act of placing dynamite on two
central piers of the 800 foot span a
few hours before the train bearing
the president crossed it.
north end of the bridge about 1 '.30
this morning by the sound of a ham
mer striking against the steel girders
of the bridge. Armed with a revolver,
he hurried to the scene, but upon his
approach the man stopped his work
arid fled.
Commands of the watchman for the
fleeing man to stop were unheeded, and
several shots were fired in his direc
tion. They went wide of their mark
and the man disappeared in the dark
The watchman discovered under one
pier of the steel structure 21 sticks of
dynamite and 18 under the next pier.
To each pile of explosive had been at
tached a 10 foot fuse. The watchman
carried the dynamite to a place of safety
and guarded it the rest of the night,
thinking that the dynamiter might re
turn to carry out the intended destruc
Taft Crosses in Safety
His watching was in vain. Wher
the train sped over the bridge toward
the south at about 5:30 o'clock, just as
day was breaking, the president slept
soundly, unaware of the danger he had
escaped and of the man whose atten
tion to duty had possibly saved hif.
At dawn the watchman hurried tr
Naples, the nearest railway station,
and reported his experience. The in
formation was communicated to South
ern Pacific headquarters in Los Angeles
and San Francisco, and befor* noon s
number of railroad detectives, accom
panied by Sheriff Nat Stewart of Sants
Barbara county, were on the scene.
In the afternoon an investigation wai
made by the officers and tonight they
declare that the dynamite was unques
tlonably placed under the bridge for th«
purpose of destroying it. Many werj
inclined to believe that the explosive?
had been left under the bridge by acci
dent, that railroad employes, blasting
rock in the vicinity, had carelessly
placed it there, but this theory was dis
pelled when the fuses were found.
Special Secret Service Agent W. F.
Hines of San Francisco, who accom
panied the president's special as far
as this city, went to the scene with
other officers. Tonight he said he was
so thoroughly convicned of an attempt
to wreck the train and kill the presi
dent that he would have a number of
secret service men from San Francisco
and Los Angeles working on the case
The night watchman told the sheriff
and special agents that he had seen a
man in the vicinity of the bridge for
two days, and that while he acted
strangely he had done nothing to war
rant arrest. He gave a description of
this man.
Sheriff Makes Statement
Sheriff Stewart tonight made the
following statement of the conditions
upon his arrival at the scene:
•"We found 40 sticks of dynamite,
Eighteen of them were placed on the
stone foundation of the first Die?, hid*

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