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To Get Booklovers' Contest Answer Books, Catalogues or Pictures :: :: :: :: VOLUME CXI.—NO. 75. TAFT UNMASKS FALSE PROPHETS IN THE PARTY Policy of Progressives Will Lead to a Revolution, He Says "They Aije Political Emotional ists or Neurotics," He Tells New York Republicans :Much Progress Has Been Made in Curbing Corporations, Declares President -«*k «yEW YORK, Feb. 12.—President j^^ I Taft brought his celebration of I Lincoln's birthday to a close. "^ here-tonight with a political >«p»eeh to the Republican club, in which &• breathed defiance to the democratic oP*rty. declared it was his belief th-at *tbft republicans -would triumph next -November and made it plain that he ibiad. little sympathy with those of his >mji political faith who call themselves •**projrreselveß," but "who are "political or neurotics." His speech came almost at the end M>f -a strenuous day that took him tr> t?T«"wark and Orange, N. J.. and gave (Trim six hours in New York in which ►to attend the political dinner and drop Tin at banquets of the- Retail Dry Goods association and the Graduates club. | Leaving for Washington tonight, the president Is due in the capital early tomorrow. Alaska for Taft While at the banquet of the Rppub- j lican club the president received a tel egram assuring him that two delegates to the republican national convention from Alaska, pledged to support him, had been elected today. Most of the prominent leaders of the party In the state were present at to night's banqurt. William U Ward, a republican national committeeman, who refused to attend the president's White House dinner to members of the na tional committee last December, also attended. President Taft came to New York from Newark, -where he -was the, guest at luncheon of former Governor Frank lin Murphy. Raps. Progressives In his address before the; Republican club h*re tonight President* Taft'said fn part: - ' . ,-Men' praise Lincoln today and at tack the republican, party, alto gether forgetful of the fact that In L.in.cclri's life the man and the party • were so closely united in aim and * accomplishment that the history of the one is the history of the other. The truth is that the history of the last 50 years, with one or two ex ceptions;. has been the history of the republican party, ft With "the effort to make the ,se fectlon of candidates, the enactment of'legislation and the decision of courts depend on the momentary ' passions of a people, necessarily in differently, informed as to the is sues presented, and without the opportunity to them for time and study and that deliberation that gives security and- common sense to the government of the people, such extremists would hurry us into a condition ; which "could find no parallel except in—the French revolution, or in that - bubbling anarchy that once characterized the , South American republics. Such extremists are not progres sives; —they are political emotional ists or neurotics who have lost the sense of proportion, that clear and candid consideration of their own weakness as-a whole, and that lear perception of the necessity for checks upon hasty popular action which made our people .who" fought' the revolution and I who drafted the federalvconstitution for the great est self-governing people that the world ever. knew. ", ,' It has been said, and it is a com mon platform expression, that it is • veil to ; prefer the "man above the dollar, as if the preservation of property right had some other pur- • pose than the assistance to and the uplifting :of human-rights. • Pri-. vate -property was,, established as an instrumentality in the progress. , of civilization and the uplifting. of man. - and it is ' equality of oppor tunity I that ; private property pro-.;-. motes by assuring the .man the re-. Jults of his own labor, thrift and self-restraint. ■We have permitted the establish ment of corporations and the ac- ' quisition of power through the cor rupting use of money In politics,' so. as at times fto give to a few dangerous* control In legislation and . government; but during the last in ;'; years much progress against such . abuses• has been made in this re gard. Statutes - have ' been passed, .;: tiotably the - trust: statutes and ;■. "the interstate commerce -law;i and its amendments, to restrain a mis- i use of the privileges conferred by charter. and, if need be. there is nothing, in the future of the coun try to prevent and everything in . the principles and history* of the republican party to forecast prog ress in this erection. ". j . • We have an army of mobile • ■ troops, not more than one to 1,000'; \ of._'. our population, , and j now it is proposed by our democratic friends in congress to reduce that; army by '; eliminating: , a.i third of our * cavalry.;.; They would cut out some of tiie C«ati*bed:ott Face 3, Column 3 THE San Francisco CALL Mrs. Sinclair, Who Said She Married To Oblige Family THOUGH CARE-FREE, LOVE TIRES KEMP He Deserts the Bungalow and Author's Wife Goes Home to Her Folks [Special Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK. Feb. 12.— Mrs. Meta Fuller Sinclair, divorced wife of Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle," ac cording to friends, is today deserted. Only a few months ago she and Harry Kempt. "Tramp Poet," of Kansas, went to the home of ideal love, to a cottage near West Point Pleasant, N. J., to live the life of idealists, as they called it. Now their romance is shattered. This second "love bug bungalow" ex perience of Mrs. Sinclair has proved no better than the first. As the wife of Upton Sinclair she defied convention alities and married only because of the feeling of her relatives. As the com- panion of Harry Kemp she again de fied conventionalities. The breaking of the last alliance came as quietly aJid secretly as did the flight to the lowly bungalow in which Mrs. Sinclair proposed to live the ideal love with the carefree poet. Mrs. Sinclair was told by her parents that she could return to her home, the parents absolutely refused to have the .poet as a fixture. His love would not bring food to the home of the father. William Fuller, clerk of. the court of special sessions in New York. Sinclair is in Europe with his 10 year old son, David,- whom he is to place in school in that country. Until he returns It will not be known whether the first love of Mrs. Sinclair will be resumed fit th«» breaking 1 off point. The history of the Kemp-Mrs. Sin clair-Sinclair triangle is interesting. After the marriage of the Sinclairs the socialist author and health exponent declared that both hated the idea of he ing tied together by cither a religious or a lepal ceremony. "We tried t<> make up our minds to set the right kind <if example to the world." lie declared. "But we knew Mrs. Sinclair's father and mother would go raving crazy if we did what our consciences told us was right. So, U> ease their minds, we let some one mum ble a few words over us. "Wf are married now and we have seen the world and know a great many married people, and we are a good deal ashamed of being married ourselves. Marriage in this day is nothing but legalized slavery." They were married in October. 1900. In July, 1311, Kemp, a friend whom Sin clair wishe<i to ajd in publishing his works, came to visit at the Sinclair home at Arden. In less than a month the poet's intimacy with Mrs. Sinclair was so noticeable that the then "love blind" author could Bee it. So he pro tested. Mrs. Sinclair went to New York. Three days later the poet fol lowed. 'For ; her initiative Mrs.* Sinclair .was loudly praiperl by the poet. ._, Sinclair, was described as "too purely intel lectual' for his. wife. :In return Mrs. Sinclair described Kemp as having "the most perfect poet mind and lieart and belnff^slie^Jjad^ever Juiqwll" - *• -h»v. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1912. $750,000 OPERA HOUSE FOR CITY IS NOW ASSURED Municipal Palace of Song to Be Erected at Civic Center Before 1915 Musical Association Finances Project; Profits to Sup* port Conservatory A MAGNIFICENT municipal opera lmase for San Francisco—a pal ace of music that will rival the opera of Paris, L,a Scala of Milan, the "vTagnerian opera house of Beyreuth or any of the other famous homes of music in the capitals of Eu rope—is assured. It will be erected at the new civic center In time for dedica tion when the gates of the Panama- Pacific international exposition are thrown open. Every difficulty attending 1 the financ j ing of the project has been overcome ] after weeks of quiet endeavor, and yes terday the results of the period of plan ning- werp made public by Supervisor | Henry Payot, who has been instru mental in laying the definite founda tions upon which it is now practically ';rp.l (hat the dream of all local music lovers will become a reality. Will Remove Barrier At next Monday's meeting: of the i rd of supervisors Payot will present opening the way for the ! granting of a portion of the civic cen ter property's a site for the opera house. Its passage, together with the authorization of the civic center bond issue, which will he- presented to the voters of the city next month, will re move the last barrier tha^ stands in the way of the success of the venture. The new opera house, which will cost fTSO,OOi, will be built without cost to the taxpayers of the city, yet will be owned and directed by the city. The financing of the project has been ar ranged for by the Musical association of San Francisco, and to that organ ization belongs credit for working out and carrying to a successful conclu sion the details of the scheme. Plan City Conservatory The Musical association, as an or ganization, will always have a voice in the direction of the opera house, but will derive no profit from it. Every cent of profit will be turned into a general opera house fund and devoted to supporting a municipal conservatory Continued on Pace 4, Colnmi 1 FEDERALS DEFEAT MEXICAN REBELS Abram Gonzales Enters Chihua hua With $300,000 to Buy Off Belligerents JUeAREZ. Mexico, Feb. 12.—The hand of rebels in Chihuahua commanded by Braulio Hernandez, who recently re signer} as secretary of state of Chihua hua, was defeated in Moqui, west of the rity of Chihuahua, yesterd y by federal troops. Sevrral were slain on both sides and the federals captured a number of pris oners. Hernandez and his band fled northward. The three peace commissioners sent to rasas Grandes recently to confer with the Vasqulsistas have been im prisoned by orders of the jefe politico, according to telegrams received today by Juarez officials. Ahram Gonzales, constitutional gov ernor of Chihuahua and minister of gobernacion in the Madero cabinet, left El Paso in a special train today for Chihuahua to distribute $300,000 among: the rebels in an effort to get them to lay down their arms. He enters the state following the issuance of a proclamation yesterday by Acting Governor Gonzalez calling attention to the possibility of Amer ican intervention unless trouble soon '■eases in Mexico. ONCE BIG LAND OWNER, WOMAN DIES IN POVERTY Mrs. Lucero Last Survivor of * Spanish Family [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAXJOPE. Feb. 12.—The last survivor of.one of :the carlicst:andymost promi nent Spanish families of California, once owner of a large part of Santa *-.."■■" ■■--" v ■-'■■■" ■ ■■•■" ■. ■' •-■' ■ .■■»■. i; '■■■■■ ■ \ ' •'■"' ■■■ ■• ■ ■ Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey coun ties by; royal grant. , Mrs. Angclia Lu oero, died today at'LosGatos. - ' She was: the granddaughter of Joa quin'- Castro, ■: who • accompanied \ the padres on their first journey to this country. At Los Gatos she,was /,'abuela" (grandmother) to every man;- woman and child for 50 years. / . '.. * ' ' *;' >Reduced^to» making and peddling la males for ;a- livelihood. Mrs. could reoiemherewhen she was owner ot States. which it took five days to tra verse on horseback, and which are now worth million.". ;; ~ •.-:;'?;' ::''Ww^m ;|J The late Jacinto Lucero. her husband, owned the famous Redmond ranch in Monterey county, bjit like other old ,' Spanish families | had been reduced jto 'funeral./ Wednesday, 'wiU^be The funera!, Wednesday, will be largely attended, - —^ —-^-^ ARIZONA A STATE TOMORROW First Elected Governor Will Be Inaugurated Arizona state capitol at Phoenix and George W. P. Hunt, the first state governor. Day Fiftieth Anniversary of the "Admission" to Confederacy Taft Will Issue Procla mation in the Forenoon PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 12.—After a territorial existence of 49 years, lark ing only 10 days, Arizona will emerge chrysalis-like into the sunlight of com plete self-government Wednesday fore noon when President Taft signs the proclamation admitting Arizona as the forty-eighth state of the union. Holiday Proclaimed Governor Richard B- Sloan, the last of the territorial governors, has issued a proclamation decreeing: Wednesday a holiday in Arixona. On that day he will turn over the executive offices in the capitol to the first governor ever elected in Arizona. The statehood proclamation Is expected to be followed by the sending to the United States senate of Sloan's nomination to be fed eral judge of the district of Arizona. The admission day program will be gin .with a salute of 48 guns. Shortly Continued >. on ; Paarel*.' Column 3 ALOFT IN BIPLANE HER TEARS FREEZE Woman Becomes Hysterical When Engine Dies, but Air man Glides to Earth NEW YORK, Feb. 12.—George W. Beatty, one of the most daring aviators hereabouts, today took aloft from Bel mont park Mrs. William A. Dunlap of Nassau boulevard, who ffcr a long time previously had declared she would "Just love" to be a birdwoman. The weather was calm, but bitterly cold, when they arose from the field of the old racetrack late this afternoon. The biplane reached an altitude of 1,000 feet and then circled over Floral park, Nassau boulevard and other villages in the vicinity. The motor stopped dead. There wv nothing particularly dangerous about that, for there was plenty of height from which to glide in a long* spiral to earth. Also, there were good'land ing places. Mrs. Dunlap began to scream and was hysterical. Beatty, realising that he had a man's size job to bring the plane to earth»safely without any un necessary overbalancing, was obliged to turn arojind and grasp Mr?. Dunlap with one hand and then maneuver his descending planes and his balancing apparatus with the other. But he landed without a jar. It was found that Mrs. Dunlap's co pious tears had frozen upon her cheeks and she required medical aid before she could go to her home. GERMAN SQUADRON WILL RETURN VISIT IN JUNE Prince Adalbert Will Accom pany Kaiser's Flotilla BERLIN, Feb. 12. —June has been se lected for the visit of the German squadron to the United States to return the visit to Kiel of the second division of the United States North Atlantic squadron last year. It is now certain that Prince Adalbert, the emperor's third son, will accompany the squadron. DR. BLODGETT BENEFIT CONCERT IS ARRANGED STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Feb. 12.~ The friends of Dr. B. E. Blodgett. for merly the organist bf the Stanford Memorial church, will give him a bene fit concert at the Palo Alto armory on Thursday evening. .Samuel Savannah; vtd»qi«t.iand V other . well .; known.: San yranclgco " jmslclfcng.,WiU-tAke parts .; _ Some Facts and Figures Regarding the 48th State ♦ , , —; ——-7T- ■ *■-.. J Capital—Phoenix.: Area—ll3,o2o square; mile*. •I Rank* sixth in areas among the •tate* and territories. - - - Population in 1910, 204,354. r. . I* famous for. It* - mineral - de ;posits and '; the: mining;'■ Industry; has '. been ■ a lump fact or In the de velopment of the state. :V- ''■ ; -' ; In 100 It .Was third among; states and j territories j in J copper; produc ; tion —130,778,611 ;fpounds' 1 having:: been. mined) it was : fifth with sil ver with a production of 2,812,400 ounces, with a commercial value of " f 1.687,440 : ; In s sold| production it ranked sixth with an 'output of 187,515 ounces, valued ' at \ $4,083, --00 0.v>'; .;;"/. r;;..- ~*\*. ■;:; /:•?'■.. '^/\J- - In the - north '. are *• found exten sive and rich grazing; ' lands, while In ; the south are vast and valuable forests tracts ; _- and : re serves. .■.;,; ■ : .-.. /\ ■. ':.-:•■.■•.. - V- In 1003 the territory contained - 1,706 • miles iof ■ steam > railroads. ( :; HAIL OF SHRAPNEL WITHERS FORTRESS New York National Guardsmen Play Near War Game With Realistic Results NEW YORK. Feb. 12.—A small army of artillerymen, cavalry and infantry of the New York national guard stormed a hill at North Salem. West chester county, today and, with real shrapnel, completely demolished the old Caroll homestead, which had been bought for the purpose. Conditions wen» more warlike than ever arranged here before for battle practice. The attack was made without pre vious information among the-men as to the exact location of the "fortress" to be besieged. The artillerymen were 1,150 yards away when they first got the range and, with quick figuring, they unlimbered the guns, scoring hits at the first try. Meanwhile, infantry and cavalry worked in under cover of the first artillery fire and closed In within a few hundred yards, each man firing 20 rounds at the entrenchments of the fortress, in which dummy sol diers were placed. After a two hours' battle, the old homestead was destroyed even to its foundation stones. Captain Wise of the United States army, who was the of ficial observer, warmly praised the men. PHYSICIANS TO DINE MEDICAL MISSIONARY Dr. W. T. Grenfell of Labrador the Honored Guest OAKLAND, Feb. 12.—A • testimonial dinner will be given" Friday evening at »-. ..-..-■ ■■ f. ■•■ -" j '■■■■■ »-« ■• ■ ;■ "...r-iv -I-- 1". 6 o'clock ,by the Alameda County Med ical association, ■in . -operation with the Alameda County; Dental association, in honor of Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell of ;Labrador,r,who?wHl be in Oakland Fri day. ■. i)r!- Grenfell is scheduled to speak several times 3in t the ' ? cities ') around ? the bay before his departure Tuesday for Portland and Pug-et sound. He will speak in the Greek theater in Berkeley at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Thurs day evening- he will speak, at the v First Congregational church in Berkeley, and at the club the following: evening- Sunday morning he will address Doctor Aked's church in San Francisco. Dr. Grenfell is a medical missionary and has had thrilling experiences in Labrador, both in his hospital ship, the Strathcona, and on the dog sled, which he uses in winter. 'He gives his ser vices free and raises more than 150,000 a year for the support of the various forms of philanthropy which he has or ganised during the 20 years of hi* life ia *h« far north. ~—- - WARRING TONGS READY FOR PEACE Suey Sings See Light and Will Place Stamp on Proto= col—Maybe A peace powwow of the four war ring tongs-in Chinatown will be held this afternoon at the auditorium of the Six Companies in Stockton street fol lowing an agreement by the highbinder leaders to stamp their tong seals to a document decreeing an armistice dur ing the Chinese New Year beginning at midnight Friday. Three of the fighting societies tacitly agreed yesterday afternoon to suspend hostilities at the urgent request of merchants, spurred on by Chief of Po lice White's ultimatum that he would blockade Chinatown unless peace was restored. The Suey Sings, however, de murrer] and said they could not get telegrams to Ht\ their members outside oi San Francisco in time to act with the other tong*. L«ter. however, they agreed to hold a secret meeting last night, and after it stated through the consul general that the Suey Sings' stamp would be affixed to the peace pact. Word therefore went to the directors of the Six Companies to be present at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Chief of Police White and Attorney Carroll Cook, for the Chinese organiza tion, also were invited to be present. With the Spey Sings in lin*\ this aft ernoon's gathering will witness for the first time an assemblying' of the warring chiefs without their body j guards of gunmen, trusting implicitly in the word of their opponents that no violence will be offered. The consul general, the consulate secretary, di rectors of the Six Companies and Chinese newspaper men will be present at the conference that is hoped to end in a cassation of hostilities. TREACHERY IS FEARED Fearing treachery on the part of their hated enemies, the- Hop Sings, who frequently have broken truce in the past, the leaders of the Suey Sings yes terday afternoon declined to pledge themselves to a discontinuance of the tong war at the behest of Chief of Po lice White. The Suey Sings informed Consul General LJ Yung Yew that if •irne were allowed they might submit a draft of their demands to the Six Companies as a basis for a settlement of the strife. Upon receipt of the communication. Secretary Ow Yang Ke& of the con sulate called upon Hong Dai, the rich est Chinese merchant in America, di rector in the Suey Sings, and persuaded him to use all hi* influence to bring the leaders of his tong into line. Hong Dai was Informed that the Jlop Sings. Hip Sings and Ren Suey Ngs had agreed to a temporary truce to last during the New Year celebration to forestall dras tic action by Chief White. The result of the secretary's activity was shown a few hours later, when the consulate officials were informed that the Suey Sings would hold a meeting at night to empower its president to affix his stamp to the peace protocol. The precautions taken by the tong men to protect themselves from death were shown by the trouble ,and diffi culties encountered by the consulate secretary in finding them for the pur pose of communicating Chief Whites ultimatum. Ow Yang Kee was forced to telephone to several intermediaries, beginning with his own personal friend?, extending through their ac quaintanceship and finally reaching the tong leaders through their confidants. AX I>'DRGROirND WIRELESS To reach the ear of Wong Quong. president of the Hop Sings, the secre tary was forced to talk with 15 other men. The,consulate officials were un able to see any of the tongmen per sonally. None of them will leave their hiding places or appear in Chinatown tonight until shortly before the hour set for the conference. Bodyguards and gunmen will be dispensed with, however, for fear of a clash between the turbulent members, while the lead ers will enter Chinatown each accom panied by a merchant escort whose members shall not belong to any of the warring societies. Ah soon as the peace document has been decorated with tl?e rubber stamp insignia of the"* tonga,' or as soon as the conf#rence may break up, if no agreement be reached, the lead ers will be «B<?orted to the four borders of Chinatown, where their gunmen will THE WEATHER . YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 58; lorvest Sunday night, 50. : , ; f . ' - FORECAST FOR TODAY— Shower*: brisk south wind. 1; ,yt:. .'■".-' ':\:'\"'^-:-^ \ -■:'-; "" ■ ? ";. For i Details of th« Weather »e«',p«c« IS V .':,_'//; 'J PRICE FIVE CENTS. DYNASTY OF MANCHUS ENDS Abdication Edict Is Issued and Republic Is Granted to the Empire PLEA IS MADE TO HALT STRIFE AND SUFFERING Princes Will Retain Their Titles and in Some Cases . Their Pensions GREAT TOMB OF LATE RULER TO BE COMPLETED PEKING. Feb. 12.—After occupy ing the throne of China for al most three centuries', the Man chu dynasty, represented by the child emperor, Pu Vi, abdicated today. Three edicts were issued, the first proclaiming abdication, the second dealing with the establishment of the republic and the third urging the maintenance of peace and approving the conditions agreed upon by the im perial premier, Yuan Shi Kai, and the republicans. The text of the first imperial edict issued by the throne today read*1: We, the emperor of Chlaa, have respectfully.received today the fol lowing edict from th© hands of her majesty, the dowager empress: In consequence of the uprising of the republican army, to which the people of the provinces of China have responded, th© empire is seething? like a boiling caldron and the people are plunged In misery. Yuan Shi Kai was therefore com manded to dispatch commissioners in order to confer with the repub licans, with a view to the calling of a national assembly to decide on the future form of government. Months have elapsed and no settle ment is evident. The majority of the people are in favor of a republic. From the preference of the peoples hearts the will of heaven fs discernible. Hew could we oppose the desires of millions for the glory of ons family? Therefore, we, the dowager, tl-" empress and the emperor, hereby vest the sovereignty of the Chinese empire in the people. Let Yuan Shi Kai organize to the full the powers of the provisional republican government and confer with the republicans as to the methods of union, assuring peace in the empire and forming a great re public with the union of Manchus. Chinese, Mongols, Mohammedans and Tibetans. We. the empress dowager and the emperor, will thus be enabled to live in retirement, free of responsi bilities and cares, and enjoying without interruption the nation's courteous treatment. Empress Thanks Yuan. At an audience yesterday the empress dowager thanked Yuan Shi Kai for his successful efforts in obtaining good treatment for the imperial family from the republicans. The publication of the edicts ha* given profound relief to every on© in Peking, both foreigners and Chinese. The arrangement is considered a satis factory compromise and it Is believed that the terms will satisfy the repub licans. The first edict provides that the terms shall be communicated to the foreign delegations for transmis sion to their respective governments, the object beMng to record worldwide republican pledges. Republicans' Pledges In consideration for abdication, the republicans make eight pledges to the emperor, as follows: First, the emperor shall retain his title and shall be respected as a foreign monarch the em peror shall receive an annual grant of 4,000.000 taels until the currency is reformed, after which It Takes Your Thumb and Finger /CV only to put on m A and take off the y \ \^i. -?^, " Equipoise " \ w&r^ the new : eye- . y glass . which is so(nW§!^v*^* ■ perfectly;■ balanced - \JmSi •!' that only a slight I W\fa pressure is necessary ArVi.^is- '• to hold it securely. Mf ■' " Let us demonstrate. -, v>2s>; - California Optical Co* (W.D.Feßßlmrwe J.W.Davis A.R.Fcnnlmfwei I 181 Post St., San Francisco itZl Broadway, Oakland '