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' 11 111 ■..-'■•.''ALL the back Booklovers* Contest pictures free. : : : VOLUME CXI.—NO. 18. TAFT DECIDES TO PUT END TO RUSSIAN PACT President Will Notify Senate and Ask for Approval of Action Executive Decree Believed Suf= ficient Without Any Action by Congress Message to Dwell on Necessity of Maintaining Friendly Relations [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.-_p r e s i-j dent Taft will tomorrow abro gate the treaty of !M1 be nited States and aa mi act of executive initiative. He "will not await any action of con gress, but assume that, as the primary making power of th« govern - be has ample authority. A special meeting of the cabinet was .^livened shortly before 11 o'clock to to consider the determination reached by the president. All the members were present except Secreta- Stitnson and MacVeagh. Tlip intention of the president is to notify Russia of the termination of the treaty at the" expiration of one year after January 3. Then he will inform the senate of the step taken and re quest approval. . The president will goon the assump tion that as he must negotiate; all treaties and submit them to the senate for ratification it is likewise within his province to denounce a treaty and re quest the senate to approve his action.- The purpose involves many, new and novel points and will precipitate much discussion. House to Be Eliminated By taking the. course indicated, the president will eliminate the house from ail participation in : the .matter., His action will necessitate, co-operation only between the president/and the senate. All neoesity for perfecting.th*> Bulzer resolution, may be nullified by the president's course. The president indicated his determi nation to take executive action to but few senators and to no members of the ■ house. Those taken into his confidence late tonight are divided In opinion as to the propriety of the step. Some ex perts on international matters declare the president can not act alone. President Taft. it is said, will veto the Sulzer. resolution if it should be forced through the senate tomorrow without modification. Nothing that can be construed, as an offense to Russia will be permitted, if the president can help it. . , . Message to Notify Senate According to plans announced to night, Taft will send two communica tions to the capitol tomorrow, one, a message addressed to the senate to be considered in executive session, and the other a letter directed to Chairman Cullum of the senate ' committee on foreign relations. In these communi cations Taft, it is said, will call atten tion to the fact that international re lations are not lightly to be dealt with. Senate leaders expect to hear, tomor row that the president, through Am bassador Guild at St. Petersburg, has notified Russia of the impending abrogation of the treaty. This notice is believed to have been couched in the politest diplomatic language and to have stated that the American people had come to regard the treaty as ob- j solete. The expiration of the treaty is; fixed for January 1, 1913. According to information received by \ senators tonight, Taft in his communi cation tomorrow •will, dwell on the friendly relations that have existed be tween the United States and Russia and will say that, while the termina- i tion of the treaty of 1832 seems desir able, the friendship between the two nations of of too long standing to be : brushed aside lightly. Nations' Friendly Relations Taft, it was said, would point out j that Russia, because of her friendship with the United States, listened to America's proposal of peace in the war with Japan. Those professing to know the presi dent's purpose also said that he would i call attention to the fact that the United j States levies a head tax on every Rus sian who enters this country and would not for a minute entertain a suggestion ! by Russia that the right to levy the tax was debatable. * .. ■ *•■■; .".■..,.-, v v' In his speeches on' the .arbitration treaties President Taft .has expressed the view that each country has a right to say who shall and who shall not enter her domain. Lively Debate Expected / , It was generally believed tonight that the senate would solve the problem to-" morrow ,by adopting a resolution of abrogation, couched in strictly formal language. Before ; this can be brought about lively sessions of the foreign re lations committees and 'the senate itself are expected. -. " . '. , • -'"•'' President *- Taft's message, although expected to be read in executive gession, probably will b;made public -at once. Continued on Page 2, Column 5 THE San Francisco CALL E. A. Clancy, One of Officials of the Ironworkers' Union MANY ARE INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT Short Circuit on Fillmore Line Causes Motcr Man to Lose Control Five persons were seriously injured and many others bruised late last even ing when a Fillmore and Sixteenth streets car developed a short circuit and caught fire at Market and Church streets. The. injured are: Anita Hadler, aged 16. 5441 Sixteenth street, a pupil at the Lowell high school, concussion of the brain and con tusions of the hea.i and hip. I-. K. Kjilklii, paper box manufacturer. Si Sussex street; serious burns on face and hands. (•Eeorge Vincr. aged 27, 2175 Mission street; contusion of tiie leg. abrasion of the forehead. "-■;; Mr*. \. .1. Row*. I*4 San'Carlos ave nue, concussion. of thei-brain, bruises. • M. .1. Hnnnlgran, motorman; burns on the hand. »■ : . . .., The accident occurred on_a south bound car as it was starting from the Market street crossing. The motorman turned on too much power and the cur rent was short circuited. A flash of electricity set fire to the woodwork on the car. A panic ensued. Raisin was seated near the motorman and was burned by the blazing woodwork. The others who were injured jumped from the moving car and fell to the pavement. The motorman, Hannigan, jumped from the. car at the first shock of the short circuit, but recovered his presence of mind, pursued the runaway car. and caught and stopped it. He ex tinguished the fire with his overcoat. The injured were removed to the central emergency hospital. MOB STARTS RAID ON DENVER OFFICE DENVER, Dec. 17.—Colorado's state capitol was the scene of an unusual demonstration, participated in by more than 10,000 persons, including women and children, late this afternoon, and It nearly resulted in a riot. The public had been invited to join in a demon stration against Mayor Robert W. S. Speer and the council. The climax came near the meeting's close with the hoisting of Henry J. Ar nold on the shoulders of several antl- Speer enthusiasts after a speech from the capitol steps by Arnold, who was ousted as county assessor by Mayor Speer ne%'eral days ago. Arnold had declined to speak at the demonstration, but the crowd insisted. "I do not purpose to regain the office to which the people elected me by force," said Arnold, "but I shall reoc cupy the office under the law." "You won't have to wait for the law," some one shouted. "We will put you in the office where you belong, right now." Then the immense throng crowded in about the ousted official in an effort to carry him to the county courthouse, a few blocks away. But cooler heads soon ended the demonstration. Arnold, pale with fright, worked his way out of the crowd and was taken to the governor's office. Even then, it required no little persuasion to keep the mob from taking possession of the assessor's office. Arnold was the only official not re appolnted by Mayor Speer. under the recent consolidation of Denver county and city by the supreme court decision. State Senator Hiram Hilts has posses sion of the onice, having with the as sistance of the Denver police ejected Arnold at 1 o'clock Thursday morning. Next day Arnold hung out a sign on a private office, reading "Assessor of the City and County of Denver." He has filed suit to recover the office. BOMB OUTRAGE CAUSES RIOT AND MASSACRE Turks Avenge Partial Destruc tion of Mosque [Special Cable to The Call] CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 17._-The vali of Uskub reports a bomb outrage that party destroyed the mosque Isthlb. One Mussulman was killed and Z6 other persons were injured. A Bulgarian is thought to have hurled the bomb. In the rioting which followed 17 Bulga rians were killed and 149 wounded. SAX FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1911. TVEITMOE AND MORTON HURRY TO LOS ANGELES Building Trades Secretary and Millmen's Delegate to Face Grand Jury Johansen Allowed Respite in Order to Attend Funeral of Daughter Deputy Sheriff Coming North) With Bench Warrant I ! HURRYING to L*>s 'Angeles under imperative instructions from the federal * grand jury there, 1 . O. A. Tveitmoe, secretary of the Stjite/Building- Trades "council, and i Eric B. Morton, a millrnan; delegate to j the I*abor council, left ; last night on ! the Lark" for the southern city. ; for Clancy The departure of Morton revealed for j the flrst time that the Inquisitors j deemed his presence deajrable at Ix>s Angeles, although his name had been linked here with those of an anarchistic clique that included Caplan and Schmidt. The subpena for Morton wits not served until after Tveimoe arrived from the east with Antone Johansen, building trades organizer, who also is under summons to go to Lea Angeles. Morton greeted Johansen on his ar rival Saturday evening, l^ater he went with Tveitmoe to the lattera office In the Metropolis Bank building and re mained there until late at night. Within 10 hours after this conference Deputy Marshal Paul Arnerich was seeking Morton with a suhpena. At first Morton denied his identity and" then declared that'Jhe would not accept service.; He started a heated pro test, which ; Arnerich cut short by" 'threatening* to take him bodily, to 1 the city prison V until 'a southern ? . deputy could convey him to Los• Angeles. j With this threat "Morton ■succximbed and; ac cepted vthej summons!^/ He whs \accprn-' 4 ontlaued on P«*e *, Ortrtdm • 2 *-k RHENISH PAPER STIRS WAR BROTH British Plot to Blow Up Wil helmshaven Food for Con» tinenta! Readers COLOGNE. Dec. 17.—The Rhenish Westphalian Zeitung publishes today a story of the alleged discovery of a plot on the part of Great Britain to blow up Wilhelmshaven. The Zeitung professes to have re ceived its information from one of the best informed officials, who said that the postal authorities, becoming suspi cious of repeated money orders in fa vor of deck officers and chief mates, finally seized some of the letters. These showed that the plans to the entrance to Wilhelmshaven war harbor, as well as plans of the water supply and the contents of the secret code book had been betrayed to the British admiralty. The paper points out that with such ; information at its command. Great Britain could blow up the entrances to the war harbor at the decisive moment, rendering the harbor utterly useless and Germany, at the very beginning of war, helpless to defend herself at sea. To prevent the threatened danger, the Zeitung continues, a German squad ron remained for weeks on patrol duty. Recent conferences between the em peror, the minister of marine, the chief of the aJmiralty staff and the chief of the marine department dealt with this danger. Regarded as Romance LONDON. Dec. 17.—The story that th« British admiralty has seized plans of the locks and water sxipply and the se cret signal codes of Wilhelmshaven with the idea, in event of war, of blow ing up the harbor's entrance and thus bottling up the German fleet, is re garded here as a mere romance. The story is thought to have been told by German officers to the Rhenish West phalian Zeitung, which is strongly anti- British and the organ of the war ma terial trade. SUPPOSED ENGAGEMENT OF SOCIETY GIRL DENIED Friends Dumfounded by State ment of Her Parents [Special Dispatch to The Call] LOS ANGELES. Dec. 17.— Society folks here today were shocked by the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Hicks, who deny the published re port of the engagement o f their daugh ter, Elizabeth. According to the re port, she was to become the bride of Lieutenant Frank Gross, U. S. N., of Washington, although no date was set for the wedding. Hicks declares that this engagement report is unfounded. Miss Hicks is one of this season's de butantes and was introduced to society gome weeks ago at a brilliant ball at the Hotel Alexandria. MILLIONAIRE MARRIES AGAIN MRS. HOLLIS McKIM IS BRIDE I Alfred C. Van-Jcrbill and his bride, formerly Mrs. Hollis McK'tm, n>/io mmc married yesterday. MINING AUTHORITY IS KILLED BY FALL Former President of American Institute Steps Off Roof of Reno Hotel [Special Dispatch to The Call] RENO, N'ev.. Dec. 17.—Falling from the roof of the Hotel Golden, a distance of 40 feet, Into a closed court, John B. Fleming, one of the best known metal lurgical experts in the country and a former president of the American Insti tute of Mechanical Engineers, died to night in the sisters' hospital from his injuries. Fleming went to bed yesterday after noon feeling ill, and this morning after dressing he stepped from the window of his room on the roof of the hotel. When he attempted to return he mistook the open court for the window and fell. Fleming built the Fairview mill and the mill of the Goldfleld Consolidated at Goldfield. He also has erected mills in California, Utah and Colorado. He leaves a widow and family In Salt Lake City, to whom news of his death has been sent. DEATH OF MAHARAJAH OF NEPAL ANNOUNCED Ruler of Indian State Passed Away December 11 [Special Cable to The Call] DELHI, Dec. 17.—The titular mahara jah of Nepal dird December 11, it was announced here today. His death will not interfere with the preparations for the reception to King George and Queen Mary. King George, who yesterday left here for Nepal on a shooting expedition, was informed before his departure of the death of the maharajah. Before his death the maharajah expressed the wish tta his illness would not interfere with the king-emperor's visit. The succession of the maharajah's son already has been announced and the mourning ceremonies will be hastened. The king has decided to fulfill his engagement. PHYSICIANS DESPAIR OF SAVING C. W. MOORE Paralysis of Convicted Banker Grows Worse Each Day [Special Qispatch to The Call] ATLANTA, Dec. 17.—The gradual im provement in the condition of Charles, W. Morse has ceased. The prisoner, who Is an inmate of the post hospital at Fort McPheraon, is a very sick man. There came a change in the last two or three days, each one of which has found his paralysis a little worse than the day before, and the physicians are beginning: to despair. MADERO ASKS DIAZ TO RETURN HOME Invites His Former Foe to Spend His Remaining Years in Mexico [Special Dispatch to The Call] CTTT OF MEXICO. Dec. 17.—Presi dent Francisco Madero has invited former President Porflrio Diaz to re turn to Mexico, his home country, to spend the remaining years of his life. General Diaz is in Spain, where lie has been spending the winter. It has been known at Chapultepec for more than a month that Diaz was presenting a pathetic figure in his aim less wanderings in self-enforced exile. Madero was aware of this when he be came president, and as soon as he could put his presidential house in order he commissioned former Provisional Pres ident de la Barra to carry an invita tion to the dethroned warrior to re turn and end his days in his home country. Through his brother, who is a minister in Spain, the invitation has been delivered. Just what effect the possible return of Diaz will have upon the present dis turbed political situation is prob i^matteai. The return of Diaz might bring oh another revolution to rein state him. Again, the-presence of Diaa might tend to pacify the country If he should offer his assistance to the Ma dero government. Neither contingency is more than possible. If Diaz returns it will be as a broken hearted old man coming home to die among his people. A conspiracy to assassinate Presi dent Madpjjo and proclaim a provisional presidency pending the coming of' Ge neral Reyes to the capital to assume the office of president, has bee. n frustrated at the last moment, in the opinion of the authorities, by the arrest today of Generals Higlnio "Aguilar and Meliton Hurtado of the federal army, and of a score of cocohspirators. Madero was to have been shot from the balcony of a hotel as he rode from Chapuletec to morrow. During the confusion the conspirators were to kill or seize the ministers and take possession of the pa lace in the name of Reyes. Hurtado, said to have been slated for the pro visional vice presidency, was at one time chief of police under President Diaz. Indian Tribe Starving JUAREZ, Me*., Dec. 17.—The condi tion of the Tamahuara Indians located in the mountains west of the.city of Chihuahua is said to be deplorable. As a result of the revolution these Indians, who were activein the revolu tionary cause, made no crops and are on the verge of actual starvation. They also are suffering severely from the rigors of winter. A delegation of 3dO of the tribe is in the city of Chihuahua making a sec ond appeal to the governor for imme diate aid. Unless it given soon it is feared many of the tribe will perish. The governor has promised assistance. SHIP'S SALVATION WILL COST LIFE Intrepid Engineer Is Fatally Scalded in Stopping Power After Explosion SEATTLE, Dec. 18.—Chief Engineer Andrew Reed of the Pacific Coast ! Steamship company's steamer City of Puebla was so badly scalded that he is not expected to live when he rushed iutr> the engine room of the vessel to (shut off the power following the burst ing of the forward cylinder heud when the steamer was off Partridge point, near Port Townsend, early today. Distress calls were sent out and the <'ity of I'ueMa was picked up by tugs and towed to Seattle, where it will be laid up for repairs. The engine was completely wrecked, and officers of the steamship company say it will take at least 30 days to effect repairs^ Cylinder Blows Up There were no passengers aboard the City of Puebla, which was bound to Vancouver from Seattle to pick up cargo for San Francisco. When off Partridge point the cylinder head blew out with a force that shook the whole ship. Many of the crew, thinking the vessel had struck a rock, rushed to the boats and made ready to cast away. Chief Engineer Reed, who was asleep in his cabin, was thrown out of his berth by the shock. He realized imme diately the danger of the situation, and without waiting to put on his clothing, rushed down into the engine room, which was filled with steam pouring from the broken cylinder. He reached the valve and shut off the steam and then staggered up on to the «leek where his wounds were dressed. As soon as the vessel was towed to Seattle he was removed to a hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. Calls for Help Sent "S. O. S." calls were sent out by the wireless operator and were picked up by the Canadian government station at Vancouver, which relayed them to the steamship offices in Seattle, whence the tugs were sent to tow the disabled steamer to this port. Examination of the engine showed that a piece of steel two inches thick and containing a surface area of 16 square feet was blown out of the cyl inder. This missile struck the forward bulkhead with such force that the bulk head buckled and broke fixtures on the other side. Parts of the gridiron gal leries in the engine room were also broken and the asbestos jacket around the cylinder was torn to. pieces, as bestos being spattered over the walls of the engine room like whitewash. Skylights were broken and a five foot mirror in the saloon was shattered. ARAB FIGHTERS MASS IN THOUSANDS Frenc'i Correspondent Reports 3ig Move at Azzizia PARIS, Dec. 17.—The Temps cor respondent with the Turks, telegraphs from Awizia under date of December 15 that thousands of well armed Arabs have been concentrating there the last two days. A body of noted Arab fight ers arrived at Azzizia on that date, after a 48 days' march. CAPPS WILL MARRY ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER Engagement to Chief Naval Constructor Announced NEW YORK, Dec. 17.—Rear Admiral Aaron Ward, acting commander in chief of the United States Atlantic fleet, and Mrs. Ward announced tonight the engagement of their daughter, Lina. to Chief Constructor Washington Lkj« Capps, U. S. N. THE WEATHER YES TERDA Highest temperature, 54; lowest Saturday] night; 48. • FORECAST FOR TODAY—-Fair; light frost in morning; warmer during^ day; light -V; north wind. '- : ■' : : - '.." r - / ' ;• ; ' For D«t»ilf of th« Weather «?• page jl3 >. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VANDERBILT CEREMONY QUIET Couple Leave in Automobile on Honeymoon With Secret Destination BOTH HAVE HAD STORMY MATRIMONIAL AFFAIRS Mrs. McKim Figured in Sensa tional Divorce Case Tried in Reno in 1910 ALIENATION SUIT WAS THREATENED AFTERWARD [Special Cable to The Call] LONDON, Dec. 17;— Alfred Gwynne Vandcrbilt * and Mrs. Hollis McKim,formerly Miss Margaret Emerson of Balti more, were quietly married at Reigata this .afternoon. Following the cere mony, the bans :of which were an* nounccd in the usual manner, the. couple; departed on a motor wedding trip, keeping their destination secret. The couple were married by license in the office of the district registrar at Reigate. Mrs. McKim's age is given on the certificate as 27. : : Vanderbilt gave his address as Glou cester house. Park lane, and was de scribed as being of "independent means, the con of Cornelius .Vanderbilt, president of .railways, deceased." ! .The party returned to Belchworth for the.wedding breakfast and then went 'to London for a reception. , ; The parties to the wed. had) to arrange for special permission to have the ceremony take place on Sunday. * Surprise Discounted • NEW YORK, December 17.*— The an nouncement-; today from ■ London-that" Alfred Gwynn* , Vandortiilt and Mrs. Hollis lfcKlm were married this after noon at Reigate does not come as a surprise, for, while each . has already 'weathered the stormy matrimonial ? sea through a long series of divorce court sensations^ the names- of the couple have been linked for several" years. Al fred Vanderbile, as the chief heir of Cornelius yanderbilt's millions, is cred ited with being one of : the richest of the younger set of millionaires. His marriage; to Miss . Ellen * French in ; Jan uary, 1907,: proved a transient flight to ward wedded happiness, .ending: May 25 of the next year, when his wife was granted interlocutory decree of di vorce. • , . ~ ' ivsjifo?; Mr?. Vanderhilt secured the custody of their son, William Harry Vanderbilt. When the decree was made final it was said that Mrs. Vanderbilt received as a settlement $1,500,000. Tragedy Comes Following the divorce case came a tragedy that shocked prominent so ciety and official circles in this coun try and England. Mrs. Mac Ruiz, the divorced wife of Antonio Ruiz, a for mer member of the Cuban legation at Washington, and whose name was men tioned in the Vanderbilt divorce suit, committed suicide in London, May 6. 1909. The manner of her death was suppressed for a considerable time. Mrs. Vanderbilt No. 2 was Miss Mar garet Emerson, daughter of Isaac E. Emerson of Baltimore. She married, Dr. Smith Hollis McKim of this city, and after what she termed six years of daily misery, in which she claimed she was beaten, abused and vilified, she secured a divorce in Reno, August 13, 1910, on the ground of cruelty and failure to provide. While she was a member of the Reno colony and after her decree was grantedi' she was the central figure in many a romantic adventure, from a bear hunt in Nevada to a picturesque steamer farewell at San Francisco, when she pressed a red rw to her lips and waved goodby to Ray Rak^r as thq ship, bound for the orient, left him standing on the dork. Abuse Is Charged The divorce proceedings proved an unending topic of society gossip for many wepks. .She testified that shortly after their marriage at Baltimore in Open Evenings ftm^ Din *vr DID Jm Christmas /& fej Stock jWn Better .than Vwmjj PtSr^pi By-' .* Ever. A 'Small ' -4 ' Esr - Payment Will llJjfljßßPP^ r- - ; Secure Any, At-.. -, -- tide. / James A. 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