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Picture No. 1 in The Call's Greater Booklovers' Contest appears today. Turn to the full page announcement. VOLUME CX.—NO. 161. These Four Win in the Municipal Election FICKERT, EGGERS, BOYLE, LELAND Probably Seventeen Rolph Supervisors Are Elected ALL HOPE IS ABANDONED BY PEKING Capital Fears Rebel Troops Will Surround It Within a Few Days FATE OF THE IMPERIAL COURT IS QUESTION Changkiankau, Where Royal Family Expected to Find Refuge, Is Unsafe REPUBLIC IS DECLARED BY NORTHERN PROVINCES PEKING, Nov. 7.—The legations believe that the end of the Man chu dynasty is imminent. There seems to be no hope o£ caving even a nominal throne. The provinces north of the Yangtze river are '•declaring' for a republic. The only force of Manchu troops large enough to cope with the local situa tion anywhere Is in Peking. There are indications tonight that the capital will be surrounded before many days by rebels. "Where the court will take refuge Is a question. There are evidences that the court intended to proceed to Chang kiankau (Kalgan). Troops guarding the route to that town, which lies in Pechlli, 125 miles northwest of Peking, were expected to dynamite the tunnel after the pass age of the train bearing the emperor and his household. Reports have been received that Changkiankau is unsafe. Ching's Palace Deserted The national assembly is holding meetings without a quorum, but cer tain members are enJeavoring to main tain a nucleus. No Tung, vice presi dent of the privy council, has taken rooms for his family in a hotel in the legation quarter. Prince Ching's palace seems deserted. It is believed he is in the forbidden city. American soldiers, with a supply of skyrockets, were sent to each outlying mission compound tonight: The legation has advised the Ameri cans to come into the quarter or seek other places of safety. A concerted attack upon foreigners is not feared, but there are many within the city •who are opposed to foreigners. Chang Declines Appointment General Chang Shao Tsen, who was — ppointed by imperial edict as envoy to proceed to Yangtze provinces to con ciliate the people, has declined the ap pointment, Baying that he preferred to remain with his own troops at Lan chau. The government proposed today to cut the Peking-Tientsin railway be yond Fengttai to prevent additional troops from arriving. It is said that the British minister, Sir John Jordan, protested on the ground that Great Britain was entitled to operate the railway In the event of the suspension of service in accordanre with an old agreement. Consequently, the line is still open. Fall of Amoy Imminent AMOY, China, Nov. 7.—The fall of this city before the revolutionists ap pears imminent. There is no foreign warship in this port, but all the con suls have appealed to their govern ments to send vessels here. Meantime the consuls are devising plans for the defense of foreigners if ah emergency arises. The American and British consulates were designated today as places of refuge for women and children. The locations of these consulates are most favorable to an easy embarkation on steamer? in the harbor, if this be comes necessary. A system of sig nals has been arranged to warn for eigners of the first approach of danger. No anti-foreign sentiment had de » 'loped today. Taitao Ching is In and the police keep out of sight. There is no local government worthy of the name. The soldiers recognize no authority, but fortu nately remain quiet. Public sentiment Continued on Page 3, Column 6 THE San Francisco CALL $2,500,000-ALL IN ONE HAT. SURE! lowa Family Molds Grabbag for Prizes Truly Worth While DES MOINES, la., Nov. 7.—Five en velopes worth a half million dollars each were drawn out of a hat here today In the settlement of the estate of the late J. S. Polk, founder of the Dcs Moines Street and Interurban rail way systems. The drawing took place at the home of one of the testator's sons, and five heirs, in their turns, reached into the hat and claimed the envelopes which contained the lists of real estate and other securities. When Polk died he left a will which provided that his property should be divided into five equal parts, the ben eficiaries to be h)» widow and four children. IT WAS ABOUT DUE; AIRSHIP CAUSES "KICK" Police Get Problem That Rele- gates Auto Question OAKLAND, Nov. 7.—Weldon B. Cooke, a young Oakland aviator, has dis turbed residents of Elmhurst with his biplane. Mrs. H. W. Fording, 1264 Seventy third avenue, complained to the police today that Cooke has been flying in his aircraft at a rapid speed just over the roof of her house and for the past week has disturbed her Infant's rest. Mrs. Fording spoke to Sergeant Fred Schroeder, who eaid that he knew of no recourse. The complainant was finally referred to Corporal Arnest of the Melrose police station and told to ask him to stop Cooke's aeroplane If it flew too near to her house, ichroeder did not suggest how Arnest could bring Cooke to a halt. Cooke is the first aviator to make a successful flight in Oakland. On Columbus day he flew over Lake Mer ritt and was in the air about 15 minutes. Upon returning to his start ing point his engine failed and he was thrown into Lake Merritt but rescued without injury. To dry out his ma chine he had it taken to Elmhurst about a week Ago and has been ex perimenting with it. since. TORPEDO FLEET WILL NOT SAIL TO HAWAII Lateness of Season Reason for Abandonment of Cruise WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.—Owing to the lateness of the season and probable stormy weather on the north Pacific, the cruise of the first and second di visions of the Pacific torpedo fleet to Hawaii has been abandoned. The Hawaiians will not be deprived of a naval representation, as the Pa cific fleet of armored cruisers, after leaving: San Diego November 16, will make a short stop at San Francisco and then proceed to Hawaii. It is said there will be some inter esting landing drills in combination with the army postH intended to de velop the strength and weakness of the coast defense system of the islands. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1911. WOMAN WINS NOBEL CHEMISTRY AWARD Mme. Curte, Discoverer o! Ra dium and Polonium, Given $40,000 Prize STOCKHOLM. Nov. 7.—The Nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to Mme. Marie Sklodowska Curie of the University of Paris. Mme. Curie is the chief professor of sciences in the University of Paris. She was the discoverer, with her husband. Prof. Pierre Curie, of radium, and in 1903 shared with him half of the Xobel pflze for physics, the other half being awarded to Prof. Antoine Henri Bec queret. Each of the five Nobel prizes awarded annually amounts to $40,000. Recent announcement was made of the success of Mme. Curie in producing polonium, "a new element possessing a radio activity superior to radium." LITTLE SALE OF 100,000 BUSHELS OF WHEAT MADE A. J. Lichstern Makes Big Deal at Own Terms CHICAGO, Nov. 7.—A. J. Llchstern, who is credited with being one of the largest holders of cash wheat in the United States, today sold 100,000 bush els of No. 2 red winter wheat to mil lers at 58 Me under the May option. These are his own terms after having refused a remarkable offer from the millers for 5,000,000 bushels under his price. It also was announced that within the last week he had disposed of 4,000,000 bushels without being forced to alter his terms. The 5,000,000 bushel bid, possibly the largest ever made for a single trans action in wheat, was refused by Lich stern because the figures did not meet his views by % of a cent a bushel. HURRAH!CANAL WILL SURELY OPEN IN 1913 Committee Returns From Pan- ama Echoing Prediction NEW YORK, Nov. 7.—A1l but two members of the congressional commit tee that went to the Isthmus of Pana ma last month returned today satis fied that President Taft's prediction would be fulfilled and that the canal would be finished and open for busi ness by 1913. The party Includes Senators Brandegee of Connecticut, chairman of the interoceanic canals committee; Bristow of Kansas, Cum mins of lowa, Page of Vermont and Overman of North Carolina, and Rep resentative Hlggins of Connecticut. SPOT WHERE LINCOLN RISKED LIFE MARKED Huge Boulder Is a Monument to His Heroism WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.—A huge boulder commemorating the spot where President Lincoln stood exposed to confederate fire at Fort Stevens, in the suburbs of this city, during General Early's attack on the national capita!, was put in position today with appro priate ceremonies. Astor's Clergyman Finds Criticism Is Too Strong: Quits [Special Dispatch io The Call] PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Nov. 7. Public criticism has proved too strong for Rev. Joseph Lam bert, the Providence Congrega tional clergyman who got into the limelight by marrying Col onel John Jacob Astor and Miss' Madeline Force. He has re signed as pastor of Elmwood temple. Although the church has not yet accepted his resig nation. Rev. Mr. Lambert says it will have to do so. A church meeting will be held on the 16th. SIX MEN ENTOMBED IN MINE CAVEIN Waters Are Rising on the Vie* tims at Oronogo When Res cuers Arrive JOPL.IN, Mo., Nov. 7.—Six men em ployed in a zinc mine at Oronogo, 10 miles northeast of here, were entombed for five hours today by a cavein, which choked the shaft and cut oft all means of escape. Water rising in the mine was within a few feet of them when they were rescued. A prayer service was held when they were removed from the mine. PORTUGAL TO SPEND $50,000,000 ON NAVY British Capital Will Provide Means for Armament LISBON, Nov. 7 (via. frontier).—At the suggestion of the British minister at Lisbon. Portugal hag decided to purchase several warships and certain artillery. A proposal has been received from British capitalists for a loan of |50, --000.000 to run 25 years at 4 per cent, conditional, however, on an agreement that the proposed warships shall be built in England. The government, nevertheless, will invite bids from French and German constructors. PRINCE IS QUESTIONED ABOUT WOMAN'S DEATH Greek Lecturer Saw Women in Dr. Knabe's Apartment CHICAGO. Nov. 7.—Prince Constan tlnos Paleologos, a Greek lecturer, who was in Indianapolis at the time of the recent death of Dr. Helene Knabe, was questioned today by the Chicago police at the request of the Indianapolis of ficials. "About 10:30 o'clock the night that Dr. Knabe was killed," he said, "I was mailing a letter across the street from her apartment. I saw two women in the apartment and what ap peared to be the form of a man lean ing back in a chair with his back to ward the window. I could not identify any one." I CLERKS AT FANES TO REGISTER WOMEN Wednesday Prayer Meetings Will Be Used to Complete Enrollment LOS ANGELES. Nov. 7.—To Insure the registration of many women, who, it is bekeved, will not otherwise be come qualified voters before the time limit for registering for the city elec tion of December 5 expires November 9, arrangements are being made to have registration clerks in attendance at the prayer meetings in various churches of this city tomorrow night. Members of the Women's Progressive league, who are back of the plan for using the church to aid politics, declare that the act of registering as a voter at a church will be performed for the first time tomorrow night. The registration of women In this city is proceeding more rapidly than that of men. Between 3,000 and 4,000 are being registered a day. It is be lieved that 70,000 will have been regis tered by the night of November 9. SPANISH WAR VETERAN IS DECLARED A LEPER J. Early, Whose Disease Baffled Physicians, Awarded Pension WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—John R. Early, the Spanish war veteran whose disease baffled the physicians of half a dozen cities, Including New York, has been declared a leper by the medical board of the pension bureau and will receive $75 a month for total disability. Early was arrested and confined in a shack near the Potomac river two years ago at the instance of the Washington board of health, which Insisted that he was suffering from leprosy. After several months' confinement he was allowed to go to New York, where physicians declared that he had no symptoms of leprosy. He drifted to the Pacific coast with his wife and child. Recently he was examined by the gov ernment physician and declared to be a leper. PERU GIVES COLUMBIA DISPUTED TERRITORY Custom House Station at Pe drera Is Evacuated WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—The evacua tion of Peru of the custom house sta tion at Pedrera, near the disputed ter ritory between Colombia and Peru, and its occupation by Colombia was re ported today to the Colombian legation here. Pedrera was occupied by a Colombian garrison of 50 men up to the middle of July, when Peru captured the station in a three days' battle. No reason was given for the with drawal of the Peruvian forces. LORIMER ADHERENT NAMED $2,000 AS PRICE CHICAGO, Nov. 7. —Sidney and Otis Yarbrough; brothers, and friends of former State Representative Charles A, White, were the principal witnesses today before the committee of United States senators investigating the Lori mer election. Both related practically the same stories they had previously told regarding their alleged connection with the incidents of Senator Lori mer's election. They said that White told them he had been promised |2.000 to vote for Lorimer and that later he had exhibited a number of f 100 bills. I g^_ I I ■-■ Jl - > 1 I -» U^/'iflE WEATHER r*YESl£RDAY%2Highcst temperature. *4; \ ■':':■' lowest Monday night, 52. '. } ; T v 1 FQREQASfy FOR TODAY—Unsettled iveaflycr.lpfth showers in forenoon; moderate south wind, changing to west. TELLER OF BANK EMBEZZLES $3,500 Darrell A. Hare, Twentyone Years With Wells Fargo, Admits Taking Money Darrell A. Hare, note teller of the Wells Fargo Nevada National bank, and for 21 years a trusted employe of the Institution, has been discovered in an embezzlement amounting to $3,500. When confronted ■with evidences of his guilt, Hare broke down and confessed. It is said that he used the money to speculate in mining stocks and was caught in the collapse of the market a few months ago. Hare is under a 110,000 bond and the bank is, therefore, fully protected. All the associates of Hare and the of ficials of the institution expressed their great regret that he had blackened a record otherwise unassailable. He went to work for the Wells Fargo bank as a boy and gradually advanced in the service until he was appointed note teller, a position of the highest trust. He was in every way efficient and no suspicion was cast upon him before. In. the course of his duties, Hare had charge of the coupon account. He cashed the coupons for customers and kept the record of the payments. It was into the coupon fund that he dipped his fingers. First he drew out $100, then more, and continued his operations until he had used $3,525 of the bank's money. At the last audit of hfs accounts the discrepancy was revealed. Hare was summoned and asked for an explana tion. He insisted that he had taken the money to purchase a home. The bank served notice of the short age on the National Surety company, represented here by Frank L. Gilbert. The surety company had bonded the teller for $10,000. The prosecution of Hare will lie with the surety corpo ration. "Hare had been with the bank 21 years," said I. W. Hellman Jr. last night, "and there never had been any question as to his Integrity. The amount will not exceed $3,525 and the bank is fully protected." Hare is known among his friends as a model family man. He is devoted to his home and to his wife. It was his custom to go straight home after each day's business. He spent Sundays in mild recreation, often tramping with his wife over the hills of Marin county. He was not known to possess any of the traits that make for extravagance. His inclination toward speculation was known only to a few persons. Mrs. Hare was shocked on learning of her husband's plight. She has stood bravely by him, however. Hare was confined to his bed last night at the family home at 557 Scott street. On or ders from his physician, Dr. William M. Cavano, he denied himself to all callers. 22 VENIREMEN NETS ONE JUROR FOR HYDE TRIAL KANSAS CITY. Nov. 7.—Out of 22 veniremen examined in the Hyde mur der trial today, only one, William Weg ton, (juaMfied as a juror. He had read of the case, but had no fixed opinion. The addition of Weston to the tales men made 26 in all. Forty more venire men have been summoned to appear tomorrow. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HATHORN IS RUNNING WELL UP IN RACE At Midnight His Opponent Led Him by 1,500 Votes in Over Twenty Thousand Counted PRECINCTS COMPLETED FAVORABLE TO INCUMBENT Eggers Undoubtedly Has Beed Chosen Over Finn by From Three to Five Thousand ANDREW J. GALLAGHER WILL REPRESENT LABO? Indications Point to His Elec tion Solely Among the Candidates of His Party 65,000 CITIZENS EXERCISE PRIVILEGE AT THE POLLS Fred Eggers beats Tom Finn for sheriff. Dr. T. B. W. Leland is elected over Coroner Toner. The Rolph forces elect 16 and pos sibly 17 out of 18 members of the board of supervisors. The latest available returns indicate that Hathorn is gaining on District Attorney Charles M. Fickert and that Hathorn may win by a narrow margin in the completed canvass. The fight for auditor is in doubt, with the odds favoring the re-election of Boyle over Lackmann. For supervisor, Andrew J. Gal lagher seems to be the only union labor party candidate who will break through the lines of the republican democrat-good government-municipal conference combination. The whole vote cast at San Fran cisco's most uneventful election will approximate 65,000. The partial returns available at 11:30 indicate that Fred Eggers has defeated Sheriff Finn by from 3,000 to 5,000. The same returns indicate that Le land has defeated Coroner Toner by a majority that may reach above 6,000. Those partial returns give Fickert a lead of 1,421 over Hathorn in a total of 20,633 votes in 140 scattering pre cincts out of 356. The same precincts in September gave Fickert a lead of over 2,000 over Hathorn, and for the most part are in districts where the INVESTMENT BARGAINS WE OFFER FOR SALE . 100 shares*JESSlE MOORE w)l ■ HINT CO. at ■<: :*.*..-. .".'.■■; :-''; . .:f 200 *10 Went. Met. * Xat'l Rank > at,. 971 : 1 Esperanxa Cons.'; OH «/.;.: .|I4BO $ 1,300 i Ocean ; Shore>bond* at.'... 25% 125 i Mascot Copper v;. Make 'offer ?10 I.a Zacualpa Rubber .$l5O Hundred* of others at lowest prices.' WE WILL BUY . Esperanma Con. Oil bonds and stock, Hldalso 'Robber, Illlnol* Crude, California Cons. Oil, Pyramid OH and many others. >; CHESTER B. ELLIS & CO. STOCK AND BOND BROKERS 714 Market St. Opp. Call Bid*. Largest dealers in esclusirely unlisted' se curities ion .' the Pacific Coast. Established IS9O.