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KANSAS ISSUE
IS PASSED UP
. 10 FULL COURT
Case Involving Status of Elec
tors Favorable to Roosevelt
• Is Left Open
After Primaries Entire Bench of
■Federal Supreme Court Will
. Settle Controversy
vek candidates on the ticket ami await
the action of tbe full court.
It is understood the court will de
cide the case in time to keep the ftOOM
veit electors off the republican ballot
in the November election in case the
latter are defeated in the litigation.
The only possibility that the court will
not have to decide the case is that
none of the eight Roosevelt candidates
ie successful lot-he primaries August 6.
In all, tiiere are 2"9 candidates for elec
tors and 10 will be chosen. Twelve are
declared Taft men.
Colorado Bolters Meet
DENVER. Ang. 1. —Denunciation of
both republican and democratic parties.
Indorsement of the principles enun
ciated by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
and thf selection of a delegation to
the progressive convention. which
meets in Chicago August 5. instructed
to vote for Roosevelt for president,
were the predominating features at the
by-th of the new progressive party in
Colorado today.
Delegates from 1?, counties out of S3
counties in the state were in attend
ance. Many delegates were unable to
arrive in time to participate because of
washouts on many railroads in the
state. There was a total of 117 dele
gate* v.-ho took part in the convention.
A permanent state organization was
effected end a complete ticket. Includ
ing presidential electors, candidates for
"te I'nted States senatorship and con
gressman at large, was placed in nomi
nation to be voted upon at the state
primaries Tuesday, September 10.
The piinclpßw ©*f th*- p-irty as out
lined by Chairman I. N. Stevens In
dorse the initiative, referendum and re
call. E. J*, '.'ostigan of Denver was
named for -tovcrn'or and 1. X. Stevens of
THTiver for the short senate term. The
candidate for the long* term will not
be named until after the national con
vention.
POLICE FORCE DESERTS
IN CAPITAL OF NICARAGUA
Details of Revolution Are Re
ceived in Washington
.WASHIXGTOX, Aug. I.—Details of
viearaguau revolution are being
received by the state department from
American Minister Wietval. Under
yesterday's date the report says Gen
eral Mena, recently minister of war and
displaced by President Diaz, left the
capita] Monday night after cutting the
ric wires.
*ral Mena's brother, Salvador
Mer.a. was chief "Of police, so the novel
spectacle was presented of the entire
poljcp ft>rc» marching out of the city
■ under the of the late former
etary of war.
The police were soon replaced, how
ever, by a. provisional body, Knd, al
though there was sotne desultory fir
ing Monday night, comparatively good
order was maintained In the city. An
innocent spectator was killed.
At San Juan del Sur partisans
of Generaj Mena, former, minister
«4 war, w«ho was forcibly deposed from
office by.President Diaz on July 29. ar
rived off ""an Jorge, the lake port of
Rivas. last night on hoard Nicar-
Bteanteri and attempted to make
fending, but was repulsed-
•-
ANNUAL CLEARINGS OF
SANTA ROSA BANKS
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
TA ROSA, Aug. I.—The annual
ogi of the five Santa Rosa banks
for the year August 1. 1911, to .July SI,
PM 2. aggregates $10,282.171.5 i, a monthly
average of jsr.fi. S4x. 04 and a weekly
if $214,212.01.
Tlse a&grej-sate clearings for each
rr»or.th of the year were as follows:
August me^7S.7t
Pfptember sn»i.."iio so
Oof-h-r ....* , 1.128.90*i!32
!N sv*ii-!i.>,- ' 1.222.982.95
pp.-cniher % Rft2.2T4.50
■Inntinry !'4T/i:;s..-,2
pry .".... 856.537 til
&fan*H ;....' R2f1.525.jf*)
Apfll 716. :::.<.».tMt
765.187.8J1
•i*" - R57.250.2fl
*e«y 811,299.79
Total . * J51",i52.176.51
THREE MEN ARRESTED
IN LIQUOR CRUSADE
[Special Dispatch ta The Call]
REDWOOD city. Aug. 1.-~The San
_*&t%O county authorities started a cru
sade against the illicit liquor traffic to
day by causing the arrest of Martin
J,amm. Joseph Perry and John Segaria.
all of the ftrst*township, on charges of
violating the local and stßte laws.
is charged with selling liquors to
minors and tbe others are charged with
conducting saloons without licenses.
Justice Of the peace I.ampkin * released
the accuse I men on ball and their cases
will be beard I u •■•■: week.
NORTHWEST WHEAT CROP
WILL BREAK RECORDS
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Aug. I.—The
wheat harvest of Minnesota and the
f*.vc> Dakotas will break all records this
year, according to a statement pub
lished In ft local milling paper, after a
careful census of all the farming cen
ters in the -"Treat northwest whfat dis
tricts. The yield will total th*- im
mense figure of 265.000.000 bushel* this
year as against 19«.000.00n bushel? har
vested in 1910, previously the highest
n ark ever attained.
VOLUNTARY INCREASE OF
'WAGES QUICKLY ACCEPTED
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 1. —The referen
dum vote by the mill and smeltermen
of Anaconda and Great Kails counted
today showeVl that the offer of an in- j
•ease in wa«'s of 26 cents pet dav\
while copper is at IS cents and more!
p-1 pound, had been accepted by an]
overwhelming majority. The offer was j
made voluntarily by the employing)
apanies. The unions affected are
affiliated with the Western Federation]
* of Miners. i
Yemlirtmpa Flrr maaati
Box .'79. 8:64 a, m., Ifi Lee avenue—
One story frame dwelling, owned by
J. Tsasa and occupied by C. Tally; con
siderable damage to contents; caused
by rubbish behind stove.
Box 422, 12 ret., 1779 Lombard street —
One story frame dwelling, owned by
J Ward and occupied by H. de Martini;
considerable damage to contents;
«ed by children playing witto
• i_atches.
BOY POETIC GENIUS
Sierras Inspire riuse
Verses of 19 Year
Old Lad Se. Literary
World Agog
Con Unwed From Pssre 1
prophecies that the history of poetry
is beginning after a long period of In
activity to repeat Itself, and that an
other of the great youthful geniuses of
the world has been discovered.
i realised the vastnesses of the universe.
I let his imagination swing far out into
! infinite spaces and then, unhampered
iby crowding personalities. he has
{ written.
Within a short time A. M. Robertson
will publish, a collection of these poems.
j f>_ of them, under the title of "The Star
I Treader and Other Poems."
These are marvelous and unique in
I that the material considerations of the
I world play practically no part in them. I
All the emotions or dreams of life
I are translated into the language of the j
! universe. This one poor world is lost j
:n a whirl of greater systems. Suns, i
cycles, world upon world, deeps, and,
j through all the stars, stars, stars and j
'yet again stars, stir the imagination.
i and dizzy the brain.
Something of the life of the boy will i
explain this. Born In Auburn, the child j
of a woman of the middle west and an :
English father, he was never, until six j
months ago, 20 miles from his birth-J
place.
FAMILY LIVES OX BAM H
His father is a semi-lnvalld. and the j
family, consisting of the parents and j
the one son. live on a small ranch not
far from Auburn.
Young Smith was a delicate child, j
! nervous, possessed of o'ermuch temper- j
j anient for his body, so he went but a j
' brief time to the public schools. There
| the groundwork of his education was
gained, and the best of literature has
Supplied by his parents with such
books as broaden and enrich the mind.
[he has read widely, incessantly and j
| appreciatively.
From his home he gains a view of i
the sweep of the lofty Sierra and. as
well, the outlook across the great Sac
ramento valley. What the sky stretch
must be from there can be realized
only after reading a few of his poems, j
Two or three years ago Bnutwdl ,
Dunlap. well known as an attorney of j
this city, a writer and compiler, and as
consul for Argentina, was in Au
burn and was shown by the boy's
mother some of the verses which her
son had been writing since he was
S or !• years old.
Dunlap believed he had found some
thing far beyond the ordinary things
of life and lie secured further testi
mony to confirm that theory from a
number of the leading literary men of
his acquaintance.
REARED WITIIOVT COMPANIONS
Dunlap has maintained a deep Inter- |
est in the lad. and is in every way fur- I
thering the interests of his young pro- I
('.for?-' Stirlinar, with whom young
Smith has been staying at Carmel for
the last three weeks, says, unhesitat
ingly, that he considers him one of the
trreatest juvenile geniuses in the his
tory of literature. ("rowing up prac
tically alone as to youthful compan- j
ions, the lad has written much already,
and produces, it is said, with great |
rapidity his poems.
NERO THEME FOR POF.M
Of his poems to be published the one
entitled "Nero" has wo/i the greatest
praise. It is as great a vision of the
possibility of power as might be con
celved and echoes with the mighty j
crash of countless worlds involved in i
the universal chaos which Nero would j
create did not "desire outrun perform
ance."
lie says in part:
I i were a «'»! '.'.it'll all the
of attribute-, th.it arp the easpntial cure
Of godliead and. its visibility.
I nm Imt empefor and ho.d awhile
The te hasten death upon his way.
And cry a halt to worn and lagging life
i•". v ..tiers, but tat mine own -elf may not
Delay tbe MM. nor Mil the otter :-!•<'"•'
: from the mortality which clogs
Percept too and clear c\prels»» nf will
Whiit rapture 1: would be, if hut t<> watch
pestruction croii»hlnjr at the back of Time.
In "The Star Treader." which gives
the title to the hook. Ids imagination
wanders riotously through countless
worlds wherein dreams free from
earthly stain are his.
In all the poems nothing appears of
love, of greed, of concrete <a>
troubles: fa fact, a line of "The Star
Treader" perhaps describes best his
mental attitude:
Where no t«ji lead la! dr"»ms had trod
My vision entered undismayed.
The following excerpts from the title
poem will give glimpses el its <iuallty:
A voice erfed to dip In a dawn of dreams.
Savin*: "Make haMe, the webs of death and
birth
.Arp brushed away, and al) the threads of earth
Wt-itr to tin- breaking: spaceward gleams
Thine ancient pathway of "the suns,
Whoso flame is part of the*-:
And depps outreach immutably
Whose largeness runs
Through all thy spirit's mystery.
<;■ forth, and iread unharmed the blare
Of Rtars tvher<- through thou earnest In old days;
plercp without fear each vast
Whose hugeness crushed thee not within the
past." k •
Who rides a dream, what hand shall stay!
What eye shall notp or measure mete
His passage on a purpose flppt.
The thread and weaving of his wa.v.
It caught me from the clasping world.
And swept beyond the brink of KaM,
My sen; was flung, and poised, and whirled.
Like m n pianet chained and bulled
With solar lightning, strong and ten=c.
* # #
* * Again I wore mine am-ienr live*.
And knew the freedom and the gyves
That torni'd xnd marked my noul.
_ # *
One worlf' I found, where souls abide
I.ike winds that rest upon r rose;
Thereto they creep
To lose burden of old woes. >
* * *
Where m teirestinl dreams had trod
My vision entered undismayed.
And life her hidden realms displayed
To BM as t.. a RBions nod,
■*"■■**■#
rnchnllenjfpd. glad, I trod, a revenant
In world* I'denie. longly lost.
Or walked in spheres rhnt sing to fhe^e.
tier space no light has crossed.
Diverse as bell's mad antipiioue uptosscd
To heaven's angelic chant.
* * vr
Some nvninr where love
Sang like the last great star nt in..r-i
Ere death tilled ail Its sky;
Bone life in fresher years unworn
t"p.»n a world whereof
was ■ rube like to the calms that lie
• in pool* as-!..iv- with latt.-r spring.
Yet another of the poems, brlefar
than the tw**» quoted, which has been
held as evidence of veritable genius. Is
to the Abyss." of which the fof
lowing bits are most characteristic:
«». many irulfed. inalterable "tie.
Whose .Veil sustain-
Far drifting uorld and sun.
Th."i svsud 'ere evi <f star put cut on Uiee;
And :le.u -halt be
Win n never world remains;
When all the suns' triumphant strength and pride
I- ran_ lO ''iiidliess absolute.
And their majestic music wide
Jn raster silence rendered unite.
• ***•••
The cycles die, nriil )<>, thy darkness reaps
Tlu- flame of mi_litiesi stars;
In a< nn limdlcatiiic wars
Thmi _'arc: *t plaoet* from their place; world*
grani'i spined
To thine erodents yield *
Tbeir treasures centrally confined
In ervpts b-- continental pillar* sealed.
« * * • • • •
What s-"iud thy gulfs, of silence bold.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1912.
NERO
CLARK ASHTON SMITH
THIS Rome, that was the toil of
many men,
The consummation of laborious
years—
-uliUlreenfs crown to vision* of the dead.
And image of the wide desires of kings—
la made hy darkling- dream's e-uls-"»ncy.
Fuel of vision, brief embodiment
Of wandering will, and wastage of the
strong- *
Fierce ecstaey of one tremendous hour,
When ages piled on ages were a flame
To all the year* behind, and y*ars to be.
• ••••••
I would 1 ware a god. with all the scope
Of attributes that are the essential core
Of godhead, and its visibility. *
I am but emperor, and hold awhile
The power to hasten death upon his way,
And cry a halt to worn and lagging life
Fcr others, but for mine own self may not
Delay the cne, nor bid tbe other speed.
There have been many kings, and they
are dead.
And have no power in death save what
the wind
Confers upon their blown and brainless
dust
To vex the eyeballs of posterity.
But were I god, I would be overlord
Of many kings, and were as breath to
guide
Their dust of destiny. And were I god.
Exempt from this mortality which clogs
Perception, and clear exercise of will,
What rapture it would be, if but to" watch
Destruction crouching at the back of Time,
The tongueleas dooms which dog the trav
eling suns;
The vampire Silence at the breast of
worlds,
Fire without light that gnaws the base
of things.
And Lethe's mounting tide, that rota the
stone
Of fundamental sphere*. This were enough
Till such time as the dazzled wings of will
Came up with power's accession, scarcely
felt
For very suddenness. Then would I urge
The strong contention and conflicting might
Of chaos and creation, matching them,
Those immemorial powers inimical,
And all their stars and gulfs subservient—
Dynasts of Time, and anarchs of the dark—
In closer war reverseleas; and would set
New discord at tbe universal core,
A Samson principle to bring it down
In one magnificence of ruin. Yea,
The monster chaos were mine unleashed
hound.
And all my power Destruction's own right
arm.
I WOULD exult te mark the smoldering
stars.
Renew beneath my breath their elder
fire.
And feed upon themselves to nothingness.
The might of suns, slow paced, with
swinging weight
Of myriad worlds, were made at my desire
t One long rapidity of roaring light,
Through which the voice of Life were
audible.
And ainging of the immemorial dead
Whose dust is loosened into vaporous wings
With soaring wrack of systems ruinous.
And were I weary of the glare of these,
I would tear out the eyes of light, and
stand
Above a chaoa cf extinguished suns.
That crowd and grind, and shiver thunder
ously,
Lending vast voice and motion, but no ray
To the stretched Mlentness of blinded guls.
Then would I give my godhead space and
apeeon
For its assertion, and thus pleasure it.
Hastening the feet of Time with cast of
worlds
Like careless pebbles, or with shattered
sues
Brightening the ssp«et of Eternity.
Snide?ldi-tis thunder of the mretlnar stars.
And crash of orbits that dlverced.
With Life's thin 'eonjr are merged.
Back to earth the young poet comes
in sonte of his shorter poems, but even
'n these he seems touched merely by
the tips of the wings of the world. One
of these, "The Mad Wind," is as fol
lows:
'A'lmt hast tho'l senn. O. wind,
of beatify or of terror
Surpassing, denied to v*.
That with preoipitate wings.
Mad srwl eratatfau.
Thou spurnest the hollows and the trees
That offer thee refuge of peace.
And fi'idest within the sky
N".. vnfetv or respite from the memory of thy
virion?
Yet another of these is "The Morning
Pool."
All nlsiit the pool h»ld mysteries.
Vasue depths of ntc'H that lay in dream,
Wher"-phantoms of the pale white stars
Wandered, with darkness, tangled gleam,
now it hold" the limpid hebt
And shsdeles* SSBre of the skies.
Wherein, like nome epclspssd gem.
The morning's guide* glauiaw lies.
How the lad may develop will be a
matter of deepest interest to others
than those who have been actively In
terested in his career.
It is not proposed by those who have
his welfare at heart that he shall be
further "educated" or that he shall be
brought into the heart of civilization
Immediately. He lias been advised to
return to his country home, there to
commune with nature and keep his mar
velous gift "unspotted from the world."
IMPEACHMENT ASKED
FOR JUSTICE WRIGHT
Decision in Labor Leaders' Case
Is Reason
WASHINGTON, Aug. I.—- Speaker
"'lark received in his mail today from
Francis T. Tobin, a lawyer of Phila
delphia, a petition for the impeachment
of Justice Daniel Thew Wright of the
district of Columbia supreme court,
because of a recent decision in which
he convicted Samuel Oompers, Frank
Morrison and John Mitchell for con
tempt of court in connection with an
injunction in the noted Bucks Stove
and Range cusp. Speaker- Clark re
ferred tbe petition to the house ju
diciary committc,. without comment.
WELCOME PLANNED FOR
OAKLAND BOYS' BAND
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
SAX MATEO, Aug. I,—City officials j
and representatives of the various civic i
bodies of San Mateo have prepared to
entertain the Oakland Boys' club band.
Which will arrive here tomorrow night
to give the last open air concert of a
six weeks' tour of the state. The
trustees of the San Mateo high school
| decided to allow the little transbay
j musician- to camp on f*he school prop
erty, where the visitors will be accorded
i a hearty welcome. The concert will he
given in the city plaza at 8 o'do< k.
The officers of the boys' club are: Prof.
I Conrad Horst. instructor; V, Eugene
I Ferry, conductor, and F. E. Mummert,
superintendent.
DEATH STOPS SOLO Newton, la.. Aug. I. -
Just us he was rti'Kiiinfiijr to sing the ••Mlse
rere" from "II Trovatorc" last night. Iran
<-'sco AlMacb. tin. Spanish tenor, appearing be
fore a 1«"'h1 audience. Ml over <vi the stage
unconscious. Trvlay he died. Alhlaoh't" home
was in I'aris, where, it is said, his wife re
sides. She has been notified. His death was
ascribed to neuralgia of the heart.
BERNSTEIN TRIAL POSTPONED - Chicago.
Aug._ IMrs. Florence Rernstein. aceuaed <>f
the murder of her husband, was in Judge Ho
nore's court thi* afternoon, ready to go to
trial. On account of the crowded 'condition of
the ducket the trial was yos-tpoacd uutil Au
gust {5.
ALLEGED SLAYER OF
ROSENTHAL CAUGHT
Three Witnesses Identify Gun
Man and Chauffeur of
Murder Car
Conttnued from Page 1
this murder, and when the police of
this city were telling me they were
searching for him, high and low, un
successfully, i am informed that he
persuaded Rose to make a certain affi
davit. I believe that any lawyer who
did what Hart its said to have done
ought to be disbarred. And I shall
take steps to see that he is disbarred."
Hart, a former assistant district at
torney, flamed crimson at this accusa
tion. He said that he was willing to
answer any question that was not In
consistent with his honor as counsel
for a man fighting for his life.
Lawyer Forced to Answer
Judge Mulqueen held that Whitman
could compel Hart to disclose any com
munication he had with Rose, though
not with Becker. Under this ruling
Hart returned before the grand jury
and answered the question which it
is thought will bring Whitman one step
nearer his goal.
A little later, and bearing upon the
same moot point—the urgent necessity
under the law <jf evidence that direct
testimony be adduced from a source
independent of the penitent self-ac
cused Instruments of Becker —a dra
matic scene occurred in an ante-room
a little way off the chamber in which
the grand jury was in session.
Two Prisoners Identified
"Dago Frank" C'irosici, one of the al
leged gunmen, and William Shapiro,
chauffeur and part owner of the murder
car. were seated with several other
typical east side hoodlums, all won
dering for what new development they
had been brought from the prison to
the ball of justice.
Five men entered quietly, two of
them detectives, tie third, Louis
Krese, the Hungarian waiter who
brought Bridgie Weber hopelessly
under the wire of retribution; the
fourth, John J. Hickey, another eye
witness of the murder; the fifth. a
total stranger whose connection with
the case is a mystery to all. The de
tectives moved to one side. Their three
companions, one by one and independ
ently, singled out "Dago Frank" and
I Shapiro from the other living ex
j hiblts In the rogues gallery.
When "Dago Frank" and Shapiro
met the eyes of the strange man they
turned pale- and whispered to each
other under their breath.
IKiHT FROM I\DKR\VOBI,D
Within half an hour it was common
property that the Burns men had dug
out of the underworld a man who
would be able to unveil the whole
conspiracy—a confidant of the criminal
class, but not a party to the Rosenthal
conspiracy.
As time passes, the enormity of crime
represented in the league of boodle and
blood getting grows more and more
stupifylng. Whitman was assured to
day that in fighting Becker he was
battling with a caged millionaire,
backed by more millions. Every loop
hole known in the law will be seized to
defeat the prosecution, it Is said.
Four days after Herman Rosenthal
was killed Police Lieutenant Becker
bought for $7,000 five adjoining lots in
the Van Cortlandt estate and took title
to the property in the name of his wif*v
Helen Lynch Becker. The deed is re
corded in the registrar's office, section
12. liber. 36, page 4SS,
At the same time Becker's brother
John, also a police lieutenant and at
tached to the detective bureau, took
title to three lots adjoining those of
Charles Becker, paying $4,200 for them.
The negotiations were all conducted
through Albert R. l,eslnsky. acting as
attorney for Charles Becker, and it Is
understood that Lieutenant Charles
Becker is the real owner of all eight
lots, which cost him $11.i , 00. plus the
necessary expenses. which would
amount probably to $200 to $:!00. The
uncovering of this purchase came
through search of the recent files of the
registrar's office.
The statement of Jack Rose that an
annual tribute of $2,400,000 has been
exacted by the police from gamblers
and others for "protection" Is not con
sidered extravagant by many of those
famtllar with conditions In the under
world of New York city.
The amount stated is nearly $700.
--000 a year less than was collected
some 12 years ago. according to an
alleged expose of the gambling situa
tion published by a New York news
paper in March, 19iW).
This article, which created a great
sensation at the tirrse. alleged that
$3.09;",,000 was the yearly tribute of
keepers of gambling houses to the
police and other powers of the city
for "protection."
(LINCOLN MARKET
I 877 MARKET STREET, Opposite Powell and Eddy Streets
1 LESSER BROS. CO.
Wb Trade at the Lincoln Market, the market that sells Meats of high quality and always for less
I than anywhere else. You will find some imitators with inferior quality, but be aware that it
I is the Lincoln Market that gives you both quality and price.
I Milk Lamb, hindquarters, 1b....» 16*>_* I Milk Lamb, forequarters, lb 10*_*
I Milk Lamb, legs, per lb **&# I Fall Lamb, legs, per lb 12*^*
I Mutton Legs, 7*/_ lbs. and over, only, per lb Ufa*
U Lamb stew, 5 lbs. for 25* PORK! PORK! GRAIN FED PIG PORK
j Loin Mutton Chops per lb 12i/_* LegB or fre9h H ams, per lb 15*
■M« <T\J f ll X * it Shoulder Hams to roast, per lb l_i/ 2 *
E Mutton Shoulder Roast, lb 6c "* ~ /3^
■ Lamb Breast, per lb 6* Fresh S P are Rlbs * P er lb 12x /^
■ A CAR LOAD FANCY STEERS ON SALE Pork Rib Chops, per lb 15*
H Prime Rib Roast, the best, lb 15* Legs of Milk Calves, per lb 15* ■
H l-"SSb? b S oaSt * !_ Veal Roast, per lb 12^*
■ Shoulder Rib Roast, lb .JO* ,r '*]_
I Shoulder Pot Roast, lb 9* and 8* Veal Breast, per lb lO*
I Round Steak, per lb 12} £* Bologna Sausage, per lb lO*
| Hams—Eastern highest grade, sugar cured, Lincoln Brand, limit one to a customer, none to dealers, in
I whole, per lb *6i>_*
fl Bacon—Bacon, Eastern sugar cured, 4 to 8 lbs. each, per lb .*. 19*
I Compound Lard, in bulk, 3 lbs. for 25c
H * The above prices are good for all our markets.
I Washington Market, Oakland. LINUULN MARKET, Off MARKET STREET
I Lincoln Market, Berkeley, SAN FRANCISCO
S formerly Annan Bros.' Market. Lesser Bros. Co., operating the Markets.
H -----—----_-__-_«_»_-___-_-_-------—— Saratoga Market, San Jose.
FLIMFLAM ALLEGED
Friend Gets "Cold Deal"
venture, although he does not deny
that the other facts about the mine
purchase, as set forth in the complaint,
are true. Tower he calls a. "cheap,
whining weigher,"- and he invites the
fullest inquiry into the transaction.
.He further charges that Tower is
indebted to him in the sum of $50,000,
and intimates that the suit filed yester
day is evidence that his erstwhile
client seeks to avoid this obligation.
Tower freely admits that he was
"piucked," but goes further to say that
in all his long experience in the .stock
market, both here and in New York
city, he never was made the victim of
such a slippery deal. Discussing his
suit against Wilson, he said:
STATEMENT OF A. E. TOWER
"In the middle of February, 1900. I
came to San Francisco. The next day
after my arrival I went to J. C Wil
son's office and presented a letter of
introduction from the manager of Hat
hie, Winthrop & Co.'s Chicago office,
Wilson being a correspondent of Harris,
Winthrop & Co. I opened an account
with Wilson in March and did consid
erable business in stocks through him
from that time on. I moved to the
country in May. By this time I had
become pretty well acquainted with
Wilsdn, who entertained me socially
while acting as my broker.
"Upon one of my visits to the city
during the following summer Wilson
explained to me that the stock busi
ness here was not as popular or well
known as In the east, and that he had
quite a number of friends who were in
the habit of going in together making
a sort of pool and selling out at a good
profit. He then asked me if I would be
willing or would like to go into some
proposition of this nature at some tiihe.
He mentioned me names of several
prominent men with whom he had just
been In the Pacific Telegraph deal and
had cleaned up a good profit.
"I told him I would be glad to take
advantage of his kind suggestion when
occasion served.
"A short time after this he*_sked me
to go into Palmer Oil with a number
of others and promised a profit of
$10,000.
"About five or six weeks after go
ing into it I was informed that on ac
count of some information received by
them they were obliged to sell, and my
profit was $3,000, over which I was
more than satisfied.
"In a short time later he called me
Uf> ;md induced me to go Into some oil
stock speculation, buying shares at 20
cents a share. He assured me I would
make $40,000 or $50,000 in a short
time. The stock cost me about $20.
--000 cash for the purchase and a series
of assessments since. When I after
ward went fnto the mine venture he
said the $50,000 profit coming on the
oil speculation, with the original pur
chase price, $20,0n0, coming back,
would go a good way toward paying
my share of the purchase price of the
mine.
"Five or six weeks after this I was
again in town and happened to men
tion to J. C. Wilson that I might go
east to live. He told me I must not
do so, that they wanted me here, and
that he was just about to ask me to
buy a mine with him situated on the
mother lode. Mo was most enthusi
astic, showed me samples of ore, as
says, and a map, and told me there
was a mile of it. He said we would go
into the mine as partners, each one
putting in one-half, and that my half
was $175,000.
"For tlie last 20 years I have been
doing business In the stock market
with the best known firms in Xew York
city. I have received many sugges
tions and advice from tliem in regard
to investing money and have found
them most honorable. I never had
cause to doubt their honesty nor found
1 had misplaced my confidence. When
,T. C. Wilson, acting as my broker and
friend, being a member of the New
; York stock exchange, Introduced there
by George ("rocker, and a correspondent
of Harris, Winthrop _ Company, one
of the beat known firms in New York
city, claiming to be ■ representative
business man of San Francisco, born
and raised here, and well acquainted
with this sort of business, volunteered
to advise me, I naturally felt that
everything he represented was correct;
that his word was as good as his bond,
and that if he thought this proposition
worthy of his $175,000, that I would
be justified and willing to risk mine.
I accordingly agreed to join him In
the proposed mining venture on the
terms stated by him and gave my bote
for $175,000 for my half of the pur
chase price of the mine, and he said
I could take plenty of time paying it
off. I did pay it all tip in cash.
"1 have since been informed that Mr.
Wilson actually paid for the purchase
of the mine the sum of about $"55,0»i0,
so that my half of the purchase price
should have been $32,600, instead of
f1.75.0Qe. In other words, Mr. Wilson
paid for the mine, got a half interest
in it, and put into his own pocket out
of my money $142,500 received by him
from" me upon false statements and
pretenses.
"I have been accustomed to dealing
with large values for years past, and
am ordinarily a 'good loser.' but this
deal is more than I can stand from
even so pretentious and facile an op
erator as Mr. Wilson.
"The worst feature of the situation
to my mind is that Mr. Wilson freely
admits that he secured from me a
much larger sum than one-half of the
purchase price of the mine. His con
tention is that having secured an op
tion on the mine for one price he un
dertook only to sell n half interest in
it Cor the sum of $175,000. He claims
that such a transaction, even between
persons holding our personal and husl-
Contlnned from Peat* 1
ness relations, was all fight and con
trary to no rule of fair business or
good conscience.
"It remains to be seen what the
courts and citizens of San Francisco
accustomed to honest dealing may have
to say of a fiduciary agent who plucks
his clients as Mr. Wilson did me."
WILSON MAKES STATEMENT
Wilson is out of the city, but a
statement was prepared last night in
which he is quoted as explaining his
part in the alleged "shady"' deal. Wil
son's statement Is as follows:
"When first advised by Tower that
he had in view some claims against
mV I told him I would be glad to lis
ten tq and meet forthwith "any" legiti
mate demands he might have.
"He began by asserting that I had
purchased more largely for him than
he had ordered.
"When I confronted him with his
original telegrams covering the trans
actions he receded from his position
regarding them and then advanced the
suggestion that some of the stocks he
had purchased, through ma as broker,
were lower than when he bought them.
"When I showed htm my efforts to
make him take profits on these very
same matters and his refusal lo sell
at a profit he, for the first time, brought
up the Oro Rico mines and stated that
if he desired he could make it known
to the public that I had some money
in that mining property and also that
he coutd make claims with regard to
the Oro Rico mines that would injure
mv standing pnd name.
"I considered this simply blackmail,
and so told him. I have not seen a
eoY.y of his complaint, but I have al
ready filed my appearance in court, and
at the earliest possible moment will file
my answer.
"This man. whom I have befriended
in many ways, is now legally and justly
indebted to me in a sum exceeding $50,_
000. This he knows, and has repeatedly
and in the presence of witnesses ad
mitted. Within the last few weeks he
promised to pay me this money. He
asked for time —said he would arrange
to get and remit to me the money wlwn
he reached Xew V"ork —and I gave him
time.
"Now he claims I am Indebted to him
as the result of his purchase some
three years ago of a half interest in
the Oro Rico mines in Mariposa
county. He further claims we were
partners in the purchase of this prop
erty, and that we agreed to advance or
pay an equal amount for it.
"Such a claim is wholly false. We
were never partners in this mining en
terprise, or in any other enterprise.
Without any misrepresentation on my
part. Mr. Tower purchased a half in
terest in these mines. He became, and
ever since has been, and now is. presi
dent of the company. •
"Xow after three years he comes
whining into court. like a cheap
welcher, and In order to avoid paying
me what he justly owes me and has
promised to pay me, makes the false
claim that T am indebted to him.
"I can draw but one of two conclu
sions. He is either hard pressed by his
creditors or has been badly, if not
wickedly, advised.
"I shall welcome the fullest inquiry
as to all my transactions with Mr.'
Tower."
TOKYO WANTS BODY OF
EMPEROR BURIED THERE
Site of Ancient Palace at Kioto j
a Probable Selection
T''KV~>. A'ltr. I.—The special bureau
under the direction of Prince Fushimi.
which has taken charge of the fmperial
funeral, met this morning to arrange
the preliminaries.
The mayor and citizen* of Tokyo are
making extraordinary efforts to in
flneuce the selection of Tokyo or its
vfcinitv as the place of burial. It Is
believed the funeral will take place on
the site of Maruyama palace at Kioto,
which was built by Hideyoshi in the
sixteenth century.
Business has been resumed practically
In all branches.
Koreans Show Sorrow
SJSOUI* Korea. Aug. 1. —Signs of
mourning for the late emperor of Japan
j are displayed throughout Korea. I-iend
| In*? Korean's express unreservedly their 1 !
genuine appreciation of the high n.o- j
jtives of the late ruler.
WHITEWASH PREPARED
FOR JUDGE HANFORD
WASHINGTON', Aug. I.—A . report
recommending the dismissal of the im
peachment proceedings against Federal
Judge Cornelius H. Hanford has been
prepared by Representatives Graham
and McCoy, members of the house ju
dlriary committee, who heard testi
mony in Seattle against the jurist. It
probably will be submitted to the com
mittee next Tuesday. Judge Hanford's
resignation is being held at the White
House for the committee's action.
BLAZING OIL IS
FOUGHT BY CREW
F. A. Kilburn Saved From De
struction After Hours-of
* Heroic Efforts
Continued From I'ase t
knew the flames were under control and
early this morning the fire was out.
How* the ship was saved the men who
fought through those two furious hours
do not know. If the flames had once
started to run the length of the decks,
or if any of the passengers, saturated
like so many wicks, lad ever caught
fire, the scenes that would have fol
lowed are something they do not dare
to imagine.
The K. A. Kilburn is a wooden ship.
She was burned to the water line about
two years ago, while lying at the Oak
land l"i;g wharf.
WIFE SHOT FOR TALKING;
MURDERER ELUDES CROWD
Two Men Wounded by Fugitive
in Street
CHICAGO, Aug. I.—Vincent Yapido
shot and killed his wife because she
was talking to her sister in law in the
kitchen, disturbing his evening nap.
Yapi.lo, with an oath, emerged from
the bedroom and shot his wife squarely
in the face. A second bullet took ef
fect in her right lung. He then fired
twice at Mrs. Thompson, one bullet
striking her in the side.
Vapido then rushed down the
stairs and into the street. As he ran
he reloaded his revolver and rushed
through the crowd in the street be
fore anybody could muster presence of
mind enough to stop him. The crowd
followed him, but he turned and swept
those in front of him with six bul-
lets from his revolver. Two men were
slightly wounded.
TWO SCHOOL TRUSTEES
HAND IN RESIGNATIONS
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
SAX JOSE, Aug. I.—George.R. Green
leaf and George It. Williams, trustees
of the Pala school district on the past
side of the valley near Alum Rock park,
resigned tonight in a huff at a general
meeting of the patrons of the district
in the schoolhouse end refused to take
any part In the deliberations of the
session.
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