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THE CALL LEADS IN
POLITICAL ■ I |"| I I^l
THEATRICAL PI I IMI I I
HEAL ESTATE 111 I— ill l V
SPORTING IH I 111 l X
COMMERCIAL HI Villi
SOCIETY 111 || ■ J
FINANCIAL • ■ ■■ ■ ■ %_T
VOLUME CXII.—NO. 63.
Friend Made a "Mark"
Broker Accused of Swindle
SUIT FILED FOR
RECOVERY OF A
COZY FORTUNE
Modest Sum of $142,500 Said
to Have Been Pocketed by
John C. Wilson
E. Tower Says Wolves of
Wall Street Are Lambs
Beside His Fleecer
CLAIMING he was caused to play
the ancient role of the stranger
who was taken in. Albert E.
Tower. retired capitalist and
Harvard graduate, late of New York
but now proprietor of a country estate
in Sonoma county, brought suit yester
__y 9__tn_" John C Wilson. Pan Fran
cisco ht.ork broker, for $142,r>0''». which
he duo him from a mining
"deal"' into which "Wilson led him.
The complaint, which was drawn up
by Attorneys Curtis IT. Lindley and
Henry Eickhoff. was placed on the se
cret —la at the county clerk's office yes
• terday afternoon. In it is set forth
**the business and social relations that
formerly existed between the two men,
followed by- the startling contrast of
fered in the last transaction Tower
had "With Wilson.
Tower Discovers Trick
It is charged that Wilson, to whom
Tower had been introduced b 0 - his New
York brokers at the time he came to
California in 1909, suggested that the
two become partners in the purchase of
a mine, which was represented as very
rich and dirt cheap. Tower's half was
to cost him $175,000, and this amount
he furnished, he says, on the agree
' merit that Wilson would supply an
%qual amount.
The mine was purchased, but later
4 war discovered that It had cost but
> a *(K>, of which his half should have
l n only $32,500. The suit filed yes
terday is f.->r the remainder, $142,500,
and Is described- as an action for
"money had and received."
Wilson Makes Denials
W:L=on. through his attorneys,
Pamue'l If. Shortridge and William H.
Mc-tson, denies that he ever entered
to any partnership deal with Tower,
particular mine or in any other
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
The Value of a Second Pair
of Trousers in the
Making of History
J. R. HAMILTON
Former Advertising Manager of Wannmaker _, Philadelphia
M oprrlghted'
IN ways too numerous to relate, the lack of any trousers what
ever has been the making of much history. But this article
refers more to things modern and economic rather than to those
primeval, pantsless days in the hazy past.
Unfortunately, the possession of two pairs of trousers has been looked
upon more as an EXTRA SAFEGUARD against future contingencies
than as an ECONOMIC CONSERVATION of clothes. And, the
-nale portion of the human race being more or less CARELESS of future
* contingencies, this extra pair of trousers has been long in coming into favor.
Now, however, most of us HA YE two pairs with the following
astonishing results: The clothing factories of the United States and in
fact, of the entire world, are running longer ON FULL TIME than they
ever did before. Some several thousand MORE MEN are employed at
good wanes. Many stores are as busy in the SUMMER as they are in
the WINTER time.
While, as for you, THE CONSUMER, you have MORE clothes
in your wardrobe than you ever had before; they LAST longer, they
COST less, and you are BETTER dressed than any of your ancestors
ever hoped to be.
t
This has all come about through that wonderful bit of wisdom which
ha*" percolated at last through the male cerebrum, to wit: THAT ONE
COAT AND VEST WILL WEAR AS LONG AS TWO PAIRS
OF TROUSERS.
Now. you who have not caught this idea before, when you look
through these big clearance sales in today's paper, can just say shrewdly
to yourselves, "If I buy this $25 suit for $16.50 and then get AN
EXTRA.PAIR OF TROUSERS to go with it, not only will I be
dressed all the rest of THIS season, but when NEXT season comes I
. shall be THE FIRST MAN WITH A NEW SUIT, for which I have
, paid little more than half price."
* This lends a greater interest to all these CLEARANCE SALES,
doesn't it?
Indeed, if a few more hundred thousand men would learn TO FOL
LOW THE ADVERTISING and to buy goods OUT of season as
-II as IN season, the cost of everything we have to wear would be MA
STER! ALLY REDUCED.
. Try it this season; go over the advertising now. Pick out the things
you can wear this year and next year too. Buy them now at about HALF
PRICE and see how much fatter your pocketbook is when the same sea
son rolls around again.

/. C. Wilson, broker, who is |
j sued by whilom friend for rcstitu- j
j tion of $142,500.
Baseball Fans, Can
You Beat This For
Real Breeziness?
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
BREEZE. 111., Aug. 1. —"Lawrence
Doyle, the democratic candidate for
mayor of Breeze, stands for Sunday
baseball, a half mile track, six round
bouts' and a city league."
This Is the poster that will adorn
Breeze this fall when its most famous
citizen. Captain Larry Doyle of the
New York Giants, accepts the demo
cratic nomination for mayor.
Local politicians of the democratic
faith, who have been out of, power so
long that the prospects of winning an
election In this republican stronghold
has brought new life to them, can see
in the nomination of Doyle their first
ray of hope sincp the civil war.
Doyle has consented to be the stan
dard bearer of his party, and no other
democrat has the hardihood to run
against him. The election campaign
comes right after the world's series
land Doyle will return to Breeze direct
from New York and make his battle for
th<*- mayoralty. He already has agreed
to be a candidate.
THE San Francisco CALL
CREW'S HEROISM
SAVES STEAMER
FROM FLAMES
North Pacific Company's F. A.
Kilburn Is Enveloped by
Blazing Oil
Wireless Cut Off by Fire and
Passengers Barely Escape
Suffocation
EUREKA. Aug. I.—Aflame from Its
bed plates to its cabins, dripping with
oil, and severed from touch with the
world by the failure of Its wireless the
North Pacific Steamship company's ves
sel. F. A. Kilburn, was saved from
destruction last nipht by the heroic ef
forts of her crew.
Two •*rir!s were narrowly saved from
suffocation. An oiler fell and broke a
le*?. The chief en-rlneer, E. G. C"lou_h,
and Sidney Aston, the steward who res- I
cued the two girls. fell on the oil
drenched decks, and were badly bruised. J
The Kilburn left San Francisco yes- j
terday morning at 11 o'clock and ar
rived here at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
under own power. While about 25 miles
south of Foint Arena at 10 o'clock last
night, ftrc broke out in the engine room
as oil was being moved from one fuel
tank to the other.
The flames sucked up the engine room
ventilating shaft to the staterooms on
the upper deck as through a chimney.
Stifling, greasy, black smoke filled the
corridors. To add to the confusion, the
oil tanks were emptied as best they
could bp, and as the frightened passen
gers scurried out of their staterooms,
they were drenched with streams of
distillate.
Operator Murray had barely time to
send out a few S. O. S. calls when he
was drlTen from his room before they
could be answered.
The ship was rolling In the Pacific
groundswell. and the drenched decks,
swimming In oil, were like greased
slides. Sailors and passengers floun
dered about In the darkness and smoke,
slipping and falling at every lift and
dip.
To get water Into the engine room,
holes were chopped through the port
st_tertm*i- j -"W , Blls, and from the*n on trie
crew began to win the upper hand.
After two hours of hard work they
Continued on Page 2, Column 7
ARMY CAPTAIN IS
SHORN OF COMMAND
Spurr Suddenly Relieved After
Alleged Indiscretions With
Daughter of a Superior
Owing to certain indiscretions said
to have been Indulged In at Honolulu
recently. Captain John P. Spurr, U. S.
A., quartermaster of the army trans
port Sherman, will not sail when that
vessel clears for the Island ports next
Friday. Summary orders were received
by wire from the war department yes
teday relieving him and detailing Cap
tain Frank D. Ely to take his place.
The sudden substitution was the sub
ject of considerable comment In aimy
circles. While it is not unprecedented
to make changes of this kind at the
eleventh hour, it is said the order was
prompted by an officer higher up to
whose daughter, while a passenger on
his ship, Captain Spurr showed undue
attention.
Captain Spurr, who is of the coast
artillery corps, has been serving In
the quartermaster's department for
some time. He is a bachelor and has
a host of friends. His recall is a sur
prise. Only those aware of certain
convivial festivities at the ship's last
port of call are able to hazard an
opinion
It is not expected any further action
will be taken. All the officers con
nected with the service here main
tained a strict silence, professing the
order was quite customary. Neverthe
less it is significant the department
should have considered it of sufficient
importance to telegraph Instructions
rather than to resort to the mails, and
Captain Ely would not have been sent
again to sea except through urgent ne
cessity, as he took the Sheridan to
China last January when the Fifteenth
infantry was ordered to the relief of
the situation occasioned by the revolu
tion there, and commanded the Buford
on its voyage of rescue to the west
coast of Mexico.
EXPECTED ASTOR HEIR
WILL RECEIVE $3,000,000
Stork's Visit Awaited in New
York Mansion
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.-~The three
nurses who are in attendance upon Mrs.
John Jacob Astor will be reinforced by
three or four more when Dr. Edwin D.
Cragin takes up his duties in the big
Fifth avenue residence Saturday to
await the coming of the expected Astor
heir.
SAN FRANCISC4 FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1912.
MEN HIGHER UP
STAKE MILLIONS
TO AID BECKER
One of Alleged Murderers of
Rosenthal is Caught on
Outgoing Train
Prosecutor Forces Detective's
Attorney to Tell of Deal
With Informer
ders were issued calling every detective
In the police force of New York city to
stand by at the precinct station to
which he Is assigned pending special
Instructions, which are expected at any
moment. Simultaneously, Chief Detec
tis-e Inspector Hughes announced the
capture of "Whitey" Lewis, one of the
alleged actual murderers of Herman
Rosenthal, at the lonely station of
Freischmanns, N. Y.
Lewis was just about to take a train
which would carry him out of the state
when he was apprehended by three Cen
tral office men 'a*lio had managed to get
on his trail.
Police Face Shakeup
Waldo has told his subordinates that
Rpv can capture the other men
r show some actual progress,
lake a clean sweep of the de
>rce and put men In charge
get results.
Attorney Charles S. Whlt
| today to wring from the un
ps of Police Lieutenant Beck
?el, John W. Hart, admissions
from which could be forged the miss
ing link In the chain of legal evidence
regarding the murder of Rosenthal.
Hart, taken completely by surprise,
fought for time by pleading the priv
ilege of counsel. Whitman insisted.
Becker's lawyer refused to answer to
the grand jury. The prosecutor led
jurors and. lawyers for the accused
before the judge of arraignments,
Roast for Attorney
"I have here." stormed Whitman, "a
recalcitrant. I am reliably Informed
that this' witness, counsel for the ac
cused convicted of the murder
Kerman Ros#nthal. visited the man
conferred with him when he was
gitive from justioe charged 1 with
Continued on Page 2, Column 4
RANCHER HURT IN
TWO AUTO CRASHES
One Leg Broken by Frightened
Horse and the Other by
Motor Bus
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
REDWOOD CITY, Aug. I.—W. Parker
Lyon, former mayor of Fresno, figured
In two automobile accidents late this
afternoon on the La Honda grade, the
second occurring while he was rushing
the victim of the first to a hospital in
Redwood City.
Edward B. Hillebrand, aged 32, the
son of Henry H llle brand. a wealthy
rancher of Woodside, is lying In Hul
ing's hospital In this city suffering
from fractures" of both legs. William
S. Benedetti, aged 26, the companion
of Hillebrand, was treated for several
bruises.
Lyon and other persons in the acci
dents were bruised, but suffered no
serious injuries. Lyon's touring car
was demolished in the second accident,
in which he collided with the motor
bus of the Weatherbee stage line. The
bus was badly damaged.
Hillebrand and Benedetti were on the
La Honda grade, on the La Honda side
of the mountain, shortly before 5
o'clock on their way from Woodside
to La Honda. On rounding a turn they
came upon Lyon's machine, which
frightened the high spirited horse they
w#re driving. The animal plunged and
dragged the rig over the grade. The
buggy rolled 100 feet before it stopped,
with Hillebrand and Benedetti clinging
to the seat-
Hillebrand, suffering from a com
pound fracture of his left leg, was
placed In the automobile, together with
Benedetti, who suffered only from
severe bruises and abrasions. Lyon put
on all speed to take the victims to a
hospital.
On the Woodside slope of the grade
Lyon's swiftly moving machine col
lided with the motor bus driven by
Weatherbee, which was ascending the
slope.
Hillebrand's other leg was fractured
in the crash, which put both machines
out of commission and jarred the occu
pants of both vehicles severely. Lyon
and Weatherbee were badly cut and
one woman occupant of the bus was
gashed on the head.
Hillebrand was put In a rig and
rushed to Woodside, where another
automobile was hired to take him to
the hospital in Redwood City. He suf
fered greatly from pain and loss of
_!'"-' .. .' '
Boy Is Poetic Genius
Lonely Sierras Inspire Muse
Clark Ashton Smith, the boy poet.
Verses of Clark Ashton Smith, of Auburn,
Highly Praised by Critics
OUT of the mighty Sierras has come a "poet of the spheres," who deals
not with things mundane, save in vaguest terms, and who has set
such members of the literary world as have seen his verses agog with
excitement.
Clark Ashton Smith of Auburn, 19 years old, is calling forth busy
Continued on Pave 2. Column 2
2 NEVADA TOWNS
SWEPT BY FLOODS
Mazuma Again Under Water;
Populace Driven to Hills;
Traffic Cut Off
RENO, Nev., Aug. 1. —Meager and de
layed advices from Lovelock state that
in a recurrence of the flood at Mazuma
and Seven Troughs, a high wall of
water swept both towns this afternoon
and sent the terrified inhabitants to
the hills. It is not known whether any
was killed, as telephone and tele
graphic communication to Lovelock is
interrupted.
A message from Lovelock states
water Is seven feet deep in Ma
zuma and most of the able bodied men
have gone in automobiles to search
for victims and render 'aid. It Is be
lieved in Lovelock that several are
killed, but there is no confirmation.
On account of another cloudburst be
tween Belleville and Tonopah Junction,
the tracks of the Nevada and California
narrow gauge were washed out at dif
ferent places for a distance of six
miles. It will take from seven to 10
days before the track can be put in
condition to resume train service be
tween Mina and Keeler.
This is the second cloudburst at this
point.
TYPHOID EPIDEMIC
IN HARRISON GULCH
Infected Milk Develops Twenty
Cases in Mining Town
[Special Dispatch fo The Call]
REDDING, Aug. I.—There is an epi
demic of typhoid fever In the mining
town of Harrison Gulch in the south
western part of the county. Twenty
cases are reported. All are traced to
the milk supply. The first t,wo cases
developed in the family of the town
dairy man. Proper precautions were
not taker! and the disease spread
through milk all over the camp. No
deaths have occurred. The peddling of
milk has been -stopped.
MRS. CRANDALL STOPS
HER DIVORCE SUIT
Order for Discontinuance Signed
Yesterday by Court
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Mrs. Adeline
D. Crandall has discontinued her suil
for separation against her husband,
Frederick H. Crandall, nephew of the
late Edwin Hawley, the railroad man.
Justice Blschoff signed the order oi
discontinuance tod"-*
ACTRESS CONTESTS
DIVORCE FOR CASH
Roso Marston Opposes Suit of
Leo Bell Chrystal, Who
Inherits $500,000
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
RENO, Aug. I.—Fearful of losing her
community interest in the half million
dollar estate left by Doctor Chrystal
of Santa Cruz, Cal., to his son Leo J.
Chrystal, better known under the stage
name of Leo C. Bell, Roso Marston is
speeding across the continent to con
test the divorce suit filed by her hus
band, Leo Bell Chrystal
Roso Marston and Chrystal played
in stock in various cities on the Pa
cific coast, particularly Los Angeles and
San Francisco, where they had ex
tended engagements. Their marriage
in Los Angeles was the result of a
stage romance. Things went along
nicely for a time. Then there came a
separation and the wife left for the
east, where she continued her stage
career. Chrystal went back to his
father's home In Santa Cruz.
Eight months ago he came to Reno,
and after the statutory time had
elapsed filed a suit for divorce, June
12. Apparently there was to be no
contest. This, however, was changed
with the death of Chrystal's father.
The actress wife feared that she would
lose her community interest In the
fortune. She consequently made an ap
pearance In the divorce case through
an attorney, and the announcement was
made that a contest would be insti
tuted.
"LITTLE MOTHER" JOINS
RENO DIVORCE COLONY
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
RENO, Aug. I.—Rosa Bender filed
suit this afternoon for divorce against
' Harold Maxillian Bender of New York.
Mrs. Bender engaged in settlement
work, being known as the "Little
Mother of the tenements."
She was born in Budapest and went
to New York at an early ago. When
model tenements were built by Doctor
Qouid she was appointed director of
domestic economy and taught poorer
classes to live right and sanitary. She
speaks Slavic languages as well as
European tongues. The 8 year old son is
in school near New York. The mar-:
THE WEATHER'
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 64;
lowest Wednesday night, 52.
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Cloudy; brisk
northwest wind.
For Details of tbe Weather See Page 9
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BULL MOOSE
PLOT FAILS
IN KANSAS
Third Party Attempt to Elimi
nate President Taft at the
Primaries Is Blocked
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
REVERSE STATE TRIBUNAL
Upon Result of Preferential Vote
Will Depend Final Outcome,
of the Case
FULL BENCH OF JURISTS
THEN TO DECIDE ISSUES
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—The
action of the Kansas state
courts in refusing to order
the names of eight Roose
velt candidates for presidential
electors stricken from the republican
primary ballot was partly reversed
tonight by Justices Vandeventer and
Fitney of the United States supreme
court.
While these justices granted the
application of the Taft men for a
writ of error directed to the Kansas
supreme court, their decision does
not constitute a final victory for the
regular republican organization.
Under its terms the right of the
Roosevelt candidates to have places
on the primary ticket will be decided
by the full bench of the supreme
court when that tribunal holds its
next regular session in October.
Meanwhile the names of the Roosevelt
men will appear on the ballots at the
Kansas primaries next Tuesday.
Decision Suspends Controversy
The effect of the decision is to leave
the whole Kansas controversy sus
pended until October, when It is ex
pected the highest court will settle it
before the national election.
Today's proceedings before Justices
Van Devanter and Pitney assumed na
tional importance The question in
volved went outside state political is
sues and involved federal and state
rights. This question was whether the
choice of presidential electors was
purely a state matter or could be su
pervised by the federal courts; In other,
words, whether electors were state
officers or federal officers.
The original action was brought by
R. A. Marks and twelve other Kansas
citizens to prevent the names of eight
candidates for electors, who had said
that if elected they would vote for
Roosevelt, from being printed on the
republican primary ballot.
Petitioners Are Misled
Marks and his associates declared
they signed the petition for the des
ignation of the eight candidates under
the Impression that if chosen they
would stand by the decision of the re
publican national convention. When
the eight publicly declared themselves
for Colonel Roosevelt the regular re
publican organization set about having
them debarred from places on the re
publican primary ballot on the ground
that they had obtained their places by
misrepresentation.
The Kansas courts decided that they
had no jurisdiction in this case, since
the dispute was purely political. Nei
ther were these charges considered by
the two supreme court justices in their
decision today.
In making their application for a
writ of error the Taft men said the
federal courts had jurisdiction to pre
vent the state of Kansas from depriv
ing any of its citizens of the free right
to express their choice at the polls.
They contended that in the case the
eight Roosevelt candidates were chosen
the Taft men who had signed their
petition lost their right to vote for
their choice for president.
Full Court Will Decide
In deciding not to interfere with the
state primaries, Justices Van Devantei
and Pitney declared that the only way
not to Injure either party was to let
the primaries proceed with the Roose-
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