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POLITICAL 1 I M I Ift THEATRICAL 111 I I Mil I REAL ESTATE 111 §■ |f|f \ SPORTING If If X COMMERCIAL 111 ■V | 1 SOCIETY II I ■I U FINANCIAL • ■ » ■ ■ %# VOLUME (XII.— NO. 76. Administration Economizes By Starving the Insane RED ARMY SETS OUT ON MARCH AGAINST CITY Hostile Force Is Invading the Salinas Valley Far to the North Blue Detachment Beating Rapid Retreat Harassed by the Enemy's Cavalry captain H. C. Wright of the De* fenders Is Captured by Clever Ruse Insignia In Use In The War Maneuvers The following insignia dent>te the opposing fighting forces, the nonrnmhatantg and other* in the mimic vtsir: Invading troopers—Wide red hnnd nronnd lint. Defending trooper*—Plain. •"iispervising general of both forces—A'elhnv flag. t Im-f umpire. Blues—"White flng, l»lue «tok.n. Chief Muipirf, Kede — "White flag, bine rroH. I m l>irek on either aide—>Vide -white bund on hat. ■\\ ar eorre*f>ocdeutH— —Red band ;< round right arm. Orderlies for umpires—White hand around arm. OLIVER W. TUTTLE [Special Dispatch to The Call] SHERWOOD, Aug. 14. —The hostile R<=d army broke from its trap In the El Toro hills before dawn to. day and Is invading the Sa!ina«» v ley far to the north. The march on f-';i!i Francisco has begun. In the shadow of Prcmonta peak, along the San Juan prrade far up in the mountains, the plucky little Blue force, under Colonel W. H. C Bowen, is beating a rapid re ' MLti Miracles Begin to happen over night with an army in the field. What seems improbable tonight is an actuality in th€ morning , . When Colonel Bowen blew up the Salinas river bridge and strung barb wire entanglements in the stream yesterday it was thought by all to be at least a 24 hQjjr check for the invading Instead the hostile army had a force of engineers laboring all night erecting another structure, and at 4 o'clock this morning , camp was struck and th« regiments were well on their ■way north before dawn. Blue Outposts Attacked When the sky in the east became a 111 gray the independent cavalry of lders far in advance of the main body swooped down on outposts of the Bl!j» > amp north of Salinas, and the popping of Springfields aroused hun dreds of reeldents in Salinas from their F]:;mh"r. Part of the fracas was fought in the streets of the town, and many rushed from their homes scantily clad to Bee the show. The force at the Blue • succeeded in holding off the (• • ■". ■ '" cavalry until the main com mand in camp two miles in the rear packed their wagons and began their retreat. Th<*n, taking cover behind doorways and corners of buildings, the dff'-nding force fought its way clear. I' was two hours before the main l,n<jr of the Reds marched through Saffnae, and tonight while their cay - scouts are pestering the rear guard of the retiring Blues in the mountain passefl t , : ,7 ' Red army has pitched camp for the night in the racetrack here. Ijong lines of shelter tents dot the racing: fipld and thin columns of smok" rise from the campfiren, over which the militiamen are cooking their even ing , meal. Raiding Parties Out "Johnnie cake." bacon, bread and eof i onstitute the rations, and the citi • soldiers, dtVty and tired after their ig .narch from El Toro, are eating ' ,i relish. Pickets and outposts been established in a complete .md raiding parties are out in the irroundiag country on forage expedi r 'n!=. Early California history is recalled the retreat of Colonel Bowen's com ir.ii over the San Juan pass. It was ■ this identical country in 1S4:: that •:,.] Fremont and his 150 brave ■ p-rkan soldiers marched during the J xican war to rout the force of Gen • I Vallejo at Monterey, then the i pital of the- .state. The historical battle fought between c two forces was the first ever waged an actual war in California and w- on the plains between this point ■id the pass where Colonel Bowen and a troops are camped tonight. It was *" l'led the "battle of the plains" and. although Fremont's soldiers were out- Coulinued on Page 3, 1 oluuiii a THE San Francisco CALL Let the Men Try a Swim in Skirts, Say Bloomer Advocates [SpeciW Dispatch to The Call] LOS ANGELES. Aug. 14.— The war now being waged at Long Beach between women who wish to adopt a i\x\\ bloomer, skinless bathing suit, and those persons who believe such costumes to be immodest, has reached Los Angeles and caused local women to espouse the cause of the insurgent young women who prefer, when swimming, the freedom impos sible in skirts. Los Angeles women declare that any attempt on the part of a city council to settle such a question is an infringement on woman suffrage. "If the men who make the ordinances are fair," declare the women, "they will go swimming in skirts before they condemn bloomers." House Stolen But Lot Considerately Left to the Owner [Special Dispatch to The Call] MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 14.— F. N*. Ed monds, a real estate dealer, reported to the police today that an eight room house had been stolen from its site. Edmonds declares that somebody moved the house off its lot within the last two months. Today he went to the lot and found only a few sticks and some rubbish. The police have failed thus far to find any clew to the stolen resi dence. SANTA BARBARA MAN VICTIM OF OWN RIFLE First Accident of Deer Season Results in Death [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA BARBARA. Aug. 11—The tirst fat«lity of the deer hunting sea son in this countj occurred today. The body of Lawrence Hoefting. one of the best known men in Santa Barbara, was. found this afternoon near his ranch in the Santa Ynez mountains, a bullet hole near the heart. Hoefiing left yesterday with ■ camp ing outfit, expecting to ?pend a week at his ranch shooting deer. He went alone, but expected friends to join him tomorrow. The body was found near where he had camped on the road. No one was with him at the time of the tragedy, but it is thought he met death by the accidental discharge of his own rifle. lioefling leaves a wife and two sons. ASTOR CHILD ARRIVES; NAMED FOR DEAD SIRE John Jacob V Born to Widow of Titanic Victim [Special Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK. Aug. 14.—While the pride of the sloops and schooners of the yachting world were racing for the Astor cup at Newport. R. 1., in the. home of the dead yachtsman and multimillionaire, S4O Fifth avenue, this city, a son was born this morning to the colonel's young widow. The posthumous child is called after the father who went down in the Titanic, John Jacob Astor, fifth in the American j famliy of Astor to bear that nanif. SHOPMEN DEFEAT MOVE FOR GENERAL STRIKE Harriman Line Strikers Fail to Get Support BRAINERI), Minn., Aug. 14.—An authoritative statement was issued here today regarding the vote taken by the Federation of Federa tions of the Railway Shop employes of the roads west of Chicago. There will be no strike called in sympathy with the Harriman line employes, now out on strike. The vote for a genera] strike of the Federation of Federations was lost by 451 votes. » . — AMERICAN STEAMSHIP OFFICERS ASSAULTED State Department Starts Inquiry Into Fracas at Panama WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Four Amer ican officers of the ship of the Pacific Mail company, now in the harbor of Panama, are reported to have been as saulted and severely beaten by the local police. Representations have been made to the state department and an inquiry has been started. STEERS ON THE HOOF TOSS PRICES SKYWARD Herefords Sell for $10.50 Per Hundred in Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 14.—For the fourth time within 10 days and since the re cent sharp advance in prices, steers established a new mark today, wljen a load sold at $10.50 per 100 pounds on the hoof. This new price, the highest fver paid in the local exchange, was made by Indiana ted lleietoius. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912. TREASURER OF DEL NORTE IS SHORT $29,OOO Most Northerly Coast County in Furore Over Charges Against Official Questionable Paper Found in Place of Cash; Ten Days Given to Square Up [Special Dispatch to The Call] EUREKA, Aug. 14.—Irregulari-j ties of i most serious nature, directi" involving l>. W. Rice, county treasurer of Del Norte j county, have been unearthed by P. A. Gaynor of this city, who has just re turned from Crescent City, after hav ing (-'xperted the books of the official. Gaynor, it Is said, discovered that more than $29,000 in county money was missing:, unsecured notes, checks and shipping receipts being left in its place. Hobbs, Wall & Co., the Crescent City bank, the Wells Fargo Express com pany and various individuals had been favored with the use of county money. Gaynor is said to have given the treasurer 10 days in which to replace the checks, notes, shipping receipts, etc., with coin. If a settlement is not accomplished in the near future it is said that the involved bank, which is now under In spection by a bank examiner, will be closed. However, the fact that Rice's friends have succeeded in obtaining a loan from this city covering the amount has quieted matters in a measure and has stayed the calling of a grand jury to make an investigation. Gaynor's report was made to the supervisors yesterday, and Del jsorte county has been thrown into a fever of excitement. The treasury of Del None is in the store of Hobbs, Wall & Co., who conduct extensive lumbering , op erations in that county. Gaynor found, thar the eoanVy treasurer had loaned Hobby, Wai! & (V.. a total of $rs.t>i7. He also found a Wells Fargo shipping receipt Tor $.1,000, dated August, lilt, no consignee being given. Crescent Cily bank paper, said to be unsecured, also was found in the sum of J6.700. Various checks from indi viduals totalling J4,r.00, also reported to be unsecured, were found in the office. CORONER SIGHTS DEAD MAN FROM FAST TRAIN Body of Drowned San Francis can Seen From Car Window [Specie/ Dispatch to The Call] REDDING, Aug. 14. —The body of Charles M. Bluinenthal, a San Fran cisco messenger boy, who was drowned ;n the Sacramento river opposite Coram last Saturday, was found eight milps down stream this afternoon. Coroner returning by train from Coram. where he had spent the day in a. vain search, discovered a body floating in the river as the train was approa* hinsr Keswick. The body was Blumenthal's. It prob ably would have never been found but for the chance glance the coroner gave out of the car window ns the train was making a 20 mile clip eight miles from the scene nf the drowning. 19 KILLED IN EXPLOSION 1,200 FEET UNDER EARTH High Level Saves 46 Men When Mine Is Blown Up [Special Dispatch to The Call] ABKKNANT. Ala.. Aug. 14.—Nineteen miners were killed by an explosion of gas in the Abernant mines today. Sev enteen bodies have been recovered. Forty-six miners escaped after the ex plosion, being on a higher level than the one in which the fatalities oc curred. The explosion took place I,'JOO feet below the surface. REVISED ARMY BILL PASSED BY SENATE Clause Aimed at General Leon ard Wood Is Omitted [Special Dispa'ch (o The Call] WASHINGTON. Aug. 14.—The senate late tonight passed the army appropria tion bill carrying $94,000,000, a bill re placing that originally passed which was vetoed by President Taft. The. new bill did not carry the provision of the original bill which would have legislated General Leonard Wood from the position of chief of staff of the army. BOURBONS COMPROMISE WITH ONE BATTLESHIP Harmony Prevails in Caucus When Program Is Settled [Special Dispatch to The Call] VABHINBTON, Aug. 14.—After a fight extending over weeks, democrats of the house today agreed in caucus to recede from their "no battleship" pro gram in this session and to permit the battleship champions to vote in the i house for one such vessel View of the slate hospital in Napa and the superintendent of the institution. WOMAN AND BEAR CUB MIX AT FERRY Moose's Mascot Is Routed With Loaves of Bread as Effective Bludgeons Using two loaves of bread as cudgels, Mrs. J. I. Noblet put a rampant bear cub to rout last night in an excit ing encounter at tjjhe ferry building. Little Baby Briino, cinnamon mascot of the local delegation of the Loyal Order of Moose departing for the con vention in Kansas City, became inter ested in the pedestrians at the ferry building while on his way to the Santa Fe boat. breaking" his leash he started to make promiscuous acquaintances. Mrs. Noblet was '■'Trying to catch a forty boat down with bundles of a day'js shopping , . Baby Bruno decided to introduce him self, and scrambling after Mrs. Noblet soon caught up with her. He jumped at h*>r and tried to hug hf»r. She re pulsed him. but this only served to make the <Mib more playful. AH of Mrs. NoMet's shopping bar gains fell to the pavement and one of the bundles, splitting open, rolled out larße loaves of bread. Mrs. No blet seized a loaf in each hand and be gan to belay Baby Bruno. The bread, to the baker's discredit. pro\ed almost as hard as Bruno's head, and after a few blows the cub ran away whining - . (Jeorpp St. Kilda, custodian of the hear, eucoeeded In petting control of Baby Bruno and hurried him Into the Santa W* waiting room just in time to catch the boat. A special baggage car has been pro vided to take the cub to the convention. The local committee plans a big cam paign to bring the Moose to San Fran cis-co In national convention during the exposition year. HUSBAND HIT, DIES BESIDE ILL WIFE Thomas J. Gillespie Fatally Hurt by Automobile on Way to Hospital On his way to visit his sick wife at the city and county hospital Thomas J. Gillespie, a mail carrier, was run down by an auto and sustained inju ries that caused his death three hours latpr within '.0 feet of her bedside, while she tossed restlessly, worrying over his failure to call and see her. While his body was being taken to the morgue the widow was quieted by nurses, who told her he had been called back to the postofflce to work over night. Giliespie was walking up the alms housp road within half a mile of the hospital when a machine driven by Ben jamin B. Kellogg Jr., a 1!) year old high school boy of 255 Tenth avenue, ran over him. Young Kellogg and his father were returning from the relief home, and the boy was speeding to get home in time for dinner. Gillespie saw the machine and at tempted to jump out of the way. Kel logg also tried to avert an accident by swerving, and both turned in the same direction. The hood of the machine struck Gii lespie in the chest, throwing him dpwn, and the wheels passed over his oody. Young Kellogg picked up his victim and hurried him to the hospital. The couple had been married only a short time. The young wife became ill two weeks ago and was taken to the St. Francis hospital, but their money became exhausted and she was removed to the city and county hos pital. Kellogg was arrested on a charge of i manslaughter and released oo bail. ' DIET FOR STATE PATIENTS This is the general diet for the patients in the Napa stale hospital for the insane: BBEAKFAST Mush; no sugar; occasionally molasses. Bread and butter. Coffee of poor quality and sugared in kitchen. DINNER Watery soup with little or no substance. Stew or pot pie with little or no meat in it. Occasionally cabbage and boiled potatoes. Bread and butter. Tea of poor quality and sugared in kitchen. SUPPER Same as hreakfast, except sugared tea is substituted for coffee. For purposes of comparison, the bill of fare for nonworkcrs yester day at San Francisco relief home, a county institution, is given as follows: BREAKFAST Cornmeal mush, milk apd sugar. Bread and butter, Coffee. Pure milk and sugar served separately. DINNER SUPPER Hamburger steak. Soup. Steamed potatoes. Bread and butter. Creamed carrots. Rice pudding. Stewed fruit. Tea with milk in it. Bread and butter. Sugar on tahle. Tea with milk in it. Sugar on table. SCALES SHOW MALNUTRITION The patients in each ward of the Napa Hospital for the Insane are weighed monthly. Compilations that Dr. J. B. Rogers, second assistant physician at the asylum, is preparing are practically complete in four of the wards for the first six months of this year. In two of the wards he has averaged the weights of the patients for seven months this year. These four ward* contain from 40 to 75 patients each. The average weight shows a marked falling off in each ward except the one in which most of the patients are old men. There was a decided falling off in weight there until July, when there was a marked gain, possibly due to the fact that a number of heavy patients were received. The uniform falling off in weight plainly indicates that the patients are not receiving proper nourishment. Following is the table of average weights in the four wards investigated by Dr. Rogers: I Jan. | Feb. [ March | AprtT~T May~~T Jnj"*lTjuTy~ A (moetly paretic*) 145 1-31 144 I-β 143 1-5 141% 141% j 141 1-9! . ~ A'orth pay cottage \ (varying agm, ! j quirt) 151 15© 151 150 1-3 147 2-3 : 144U \€>r«h 2 (old men) . ! 147 145 144 2-3 145 2-3 145 149 j . T> i violent*) I ... i 152 1-5 15B»4 150 3-3[ ■. ■ ! 149 l-5i 148 3-5 TOLL FOR YANKEES IN FOREIGN TRADE Committee Agreement on Canal Administration Bill Against Trust Owned Ships WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. —An agree ment on the Panama canal administra tion bill was readied by the conference committee of the house and senate to day in which free passage is denied to American owned ships engaged in foreign trade. Foreign ship building materials are admitted free of tariff to the United States and the interstate commerce commission is given power to break up any combination of com peting rail and water lines it finds that are not for "the public good." Two of the six members of the con ference committee, Senator Brandegee and Representative Stevens of Minne sota, declined to sign the report. Those who attached their names to the agree ment were Senators Bristow and Sim mons and Representatives A damson and Sims. As perfected In the con ference committee, the canal bill now provides: Fr«e passage for American ships en gaged in coastwise trade- American registry for American owned, foreign built ships engaged ex clusively in foreign trade. No tariff on foreign ship building ma terials for use in this country. Trust owned ships prohibited from the canal. Railroads .prohibited from owning competing waterway lines operating "through the canal or elsewhere." One man government for Panama ca nal and canal zone. The conference agreement will b« re ported to the house and senate tomor row and it is believed it will meet op po^tion. * PRICE FIVE CENTS. ENEMIES MAY HAVE SLAIN MACMASTER Vice Consul Killed Native Two Years Ago; Revenge a Possible Clew [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.— Mystery surrounds the death of Mac Master. the American vice and deputy consul at Cartagena, Colombia, who was shot and killed while hunting Sunday. An in vestigation was directed today by the state department. Several years ago Mac Master was at tacked by, two would be assassins and killed one of them, causing interna tional difficulties and bitterness against himself on the part of the natives. Consul Kemper at Cartagena reported Mac Master's death to the state depart ment, stating that it was probably ac cidental, although no details were given. The difficulty in which Mac Master figured two years ago naturally.excites suspicion regarding the cause of his death. He was arrested then on a charge of murder and sentenced to im prisonment. The state department in tervened and a new trial was granted, with the result that he was exonerated in June, 1910. Since then, however. MacMo.ster has feared further violence. PENSION APPROPRIATION BILL PASSED BY SENATE All Agencies Will Be Abolished January 31, 1913 WASHINGTON. Aug. li.—The senate today yielded to the demands of the house for the abolition of the pensions agencies throughout the United States and passed the $150,000,000_ pension ap propriation bill with a provision for ; the abolishment of the agencies Jan uary 31, 1913. '4 XTHE WEATHER . YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 66; • /letoqim Tuesday night, 56. 'SoijpCAST FOR TODAY—Cloudy; cool- brisk west wind. For Details of the Weather See Page 12 STATE GIVES VILE FOOD TO NAPA CHARGES Board of Control, Representing Governor Johnson, Casts Hu manity Aside in Providing for Asylum Inmates SWINE WOULD NOT EAT STUFF SERVED TO THEM Niggardly Policy of Saving Money to Help Political Rec= ord Undermines Health of Helpless Maniacs CLOVIS FARNSWORTH STARVATION of California"* unfortunate insane is the price of economy at the Napa state asylum. In an effort to reduce expenses at this institution, the state administra tion, acting through Governor Hiram W. Johnson's board of control and C. N. Whitaker, who was installed as steward of the asylum by the state administration, the patients are being so poorly fed that they are begging— and in vain—for more and better food. In caring for the 2,063 inmates of the asylum humanity has apparently been put aside by the steward in its attempt to make a new record for saving dollars and cents. Whatever is saved by the steward is more than offset by the damage done the health of the patients. Management Defenseless Conditions are so bad at the Napa asylum that even Dr. A. E. Osbornc. the medical superintendent, frankly admitted to me that the management was defenseless on the subject of feed ing the patients. For some time I have heard re ports that the patients at Napa were not being properly fed. I did not realize how serious the condition* were until I visited the institution this week and investigated for myself. A newspaper man sees so much of th*> sufferings of humankind that he grows callous in time, but after I had seen and sampled the food served the insan« in Napa and seen the distressing fig ures of the medical department, show ing how the patients were steadily losing weight. T was sickened as I had not been in years. Asylum Officials Defenseless There is no desire on my part to make any hysterical presentation of the facts as I found them in Napa. I prefer to set farth the results of my investigation as calmly as possible and let the reader digest the findings in his own way. When I arrived at the asylum I in formed Doctor Osborne that I had heard complaints regarding the food served the patients and that I was there to make an Investigation for The Call. Doctor Osborne received me courteously and instructed Doctor Rogers, Supervisor Murray and the other attaches of the institution to as sist me. I soon learned that.Doctor Osborne was acting merely as the medical su perintendent of the asylum, while C. N. Whittaker, a former employe of the board of control,- who was made steward of the asylum last December, assumed full responsibility for the feeding of the patients. I learned that not only had many of the patients begged for better foor, but also that Doctor Rogers had taken a sample of I ROYAL I NESTOR Original London & Cairo I Cigarettes 10*42*? Edw.Wolf Co. *T> IS Tffl B U T~£. /?>S. 161 167 CALIFORNIA ST.