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CALL 291 Chronicle 254 Examiner 252 VOLUME CXIL-.NO. 111. JAPAN OBTAINS DEED TO SITE ON U.S. GROUND Banner of Foreign Power, Sym bol of Amity, Flutters Over Presidio Commissioners Break Ground Where Wonderful Exhibit Will Be Located . Prior to Ceremonies, Envoys Are Guests of Fair Officials at Luncheon OVER the Presidio of San Fran cisco there was raised yester day afternoon the banner of a foreign power. As it fluttered to the breeze there was handed to rep resentatives of a great nation of the far east a deed for the use, for several years to come, of four acres of ground uithin one of the greatest military reservations of the United States. It was to Japan that a portion of the Presidio capitulated, but the capitu lation was not one of war, but of peace, friendship and perfect mutual under standing. The deed passed in token <if amity and marked the pledge of Nippon to join with the United States in celebration of the completion of one ot the world's greatest accomplish ments, the digging of the Panama •anal. The ceremonies yesterday afternoon Bt .t.he Presidio, when the members of imperial Japanese commission se ••■•;! ■ site and broke the ground for the Japanese exhibit at the Panama- Pacific international exposition, were us significant as they were spectacular. Their deepest import lay in the fact that this ground breaking marked the real physical beginning of international participation in the great 1915 exposi tion. First on the Ground Though 22 foreign governments al ready have accepted the invitation of ' the United States to take part in the exposition, Japan came yesterday as the first of these actually to pick the site for its display, and the day will be remembered as second in importance only to that day nearly a year ago when President Taft broke ground for the exposition itself. It was yesterday that the international aspect of'the ex position became an accomplished fact. Commissioner General Toshikatsu Katayama and Commissioners Haur'tl Yamawaki and Golchi Takeda were the representatives of the imperial Japanese erovernment to whom the deed of the ex position site for Japan was delivered. ' Accompanied by the pomp of military display, the plaudits of thousands of " spectators, the playing of bands, the tiring of salutes, the bursting of day- Continued on Pagt 3, Column 2 One Thing in which America Leads the Styles and Excels the World Is—Shoes J. R. HAMILTON Former Advertising Manager Wnnaniaker'*, Philadelphia (Copyrighted) SOME morning, should you be quietly ambling along a Paris boulevard, feeling about i: perfectly Parisian as any little statue in the Louvre, you would get the shock of your life at hearing yourself addressed in execrable English by some cabby on the curb. And from them until the time you wave again at the statue of liberty you will be reminded at least once a day that you are not so perfectly continental as you thought you were. And the answer lies in your shoes—just your good, attractive everyday American shoes will tell the tale. And furthermore, as you drift along, you will find that those shoes are admired. In fact there are no shoemakers in the world to equal our own Americans. You will find everything in Europe from Sabots to Turkish trophies, but nowhere wil] you find the ease and corfort and quiet *tyle of the shoes you brought from home. England realizes this and we are shipping shoes to England. I .yen Paris women are realizing it and are taking with fas;mation to the dainty American pump. So here is one great thing upon which America does not rely -yen for its styles on foreign lands. If you will follow the SHOE ADVERTISING in the columns of The Call for the next few days, you will be surprised at the many handsome styles of shoes that are being displayed. You will find the display of national makes whose names are as familiar to your mind as any name you know. And you will find such shoes as stand ard in quality, in durability and in style as any product made through out the world. If you read carefully, you will get some big shoe opportunities too in the matter of price. For the shoe industry in America is so large that scores of carloads of staple brands are going every day at a sacrifice. With an industry so large, a constant economic waste can not be avoided. Shoe ADVERTISING above everything else should be fol lowed every day because shoes are one of the greatest necessities and expenses we have and because every day's news in the world of shoes is vital news. Familiarize yourself once -pore with the staple brands that have planted American footprints all over the globe. THE San Francisco CALL Mercury Climbs Up to 94; Hottest Day of the Season Sol was on the job yesterday, and before his day's work was done had run the mercury up to 94.5 degrees, the highest ooint by over a degree this year. From a little after midnight yesterday morning until 4 o'clock in the afternoon the weather conditions were unusu ally warm. At the former hour the thermometer registered 72 degrees; at 8 a. m., 80; noon, 86, and at 1:45 p. m., 94.5. At 4 o'clock a breeze sprang up and cooled the air, though an hour later the temperature was above 85. Cupid Joins Couple Whose Combined Ages Total 163 [Special Dispatch to The Coll] ASHLAND, Ore.. Sept. 18.—James S. Boyd of Dinuba, Tulare county, Cal., and Mrs. Lydia Powell, who lives nine miles east of Ashland, were married yesterday afternoon at the Baptist par sonage. Boyd is S5 years old and his bride TS years. He has five living children —three sons, aged 64, "3 and 51; two daughters, aged 59 and 53 years; 76 grandchildren and great-grandchil dren and five great-great-grandchil dren. "Cupid can get the old as well as the young." he said. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd will live |_ Dinuba; Cal. HEN ASSUMES DUTIES OF MOTHER TO KITTENS Cares for Litter in Nest Like Brood of Chicks SACRAMENTO. Sept. 18.—There is at the O. A. Dovdal ranch in Yolo county a hen which not only takes care of a litter of kittens, but abso lutely refuses to permit the mother of the kittens to come near them. The kittens are two weeks old and take kindly to the hen's care. The mother cat has tried on various occasions to provide for her kittens, but the hen is the better fighter and repeatedly drives the cat away.. Then, h",n_ b_i& made a nest for her kittens and cares for them just like she would chickens. CUDAHY IS OPERATED ON FOR APPENDICITIS Millionaire Packer Is Expected to Recover MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Sept. IS. —Word has just been brought here from back in the woods where John Cudahy has a summer camp that the millionaire packer has undergone an operation for appendicitis. Cudahy's private physi cian, who accompanied him to his sum mer home, performed the operation which was entirely successful. A com plete recovery is anticipated. SAN FRANCISCO. THtJRS&AY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1912. POLICE FOLLOW STRONG CLEW IN ROBBERY CASE Fred Seaborn, Scapegrace of Daly City, Linked Suspi ciously to Car Holdup Recent Berkeley Robberies May Have Been Committed by Same Man [Special Dispatch io The Call] SAX MATEO, Sept. 18.—Detectives are looking for Fred Seahorn, a youth 22 years old, who was recently ordered to leave Daly City for his actions, as the bandit who held up the two elec tric cars on the San Mateo line Monday at midnight and wounded City Attorney Charles Ktrkbride. Seahorn bears a bad reputation and fits the description of the holdup man exactly. To strengthen this clew further the detectives have been advised that a young man whose description is that of Seahorn and the "boy bandit" ! boarded a southbound Southern Pacl ! fie passenger train at South San Fran -1 Cisco a few minutes past 8 o'clock Mon i day evening and endeavored to steal i a ride. He was caught in the attempt, ; however, and compelled to pay his fare. He got off the train at Easton j after acting in a mysterious manner j throughout the trip. While every clew is being run to earth by the score of deputy sheriffs and detectives from San Francisco, Chajles Kirkbride, the young city of ficial and militia officer, is lying in a ' dangerous condition in the Red Cross hospital here. While he has a slight chance for recovery, the doctors de clare they are afraid of a gradual de cline in his condition, due to the bul let which penetrated his pleural cavi ties. Looks Bad for Seahorn It is the firm belief of the deputy sheriffs and detectives that Fred Sea horn, the youth ordered out of ,Daly City, is the same person who boarded the southbound train at Scait' l San Francisco Monday night. A street ear line runs from Daly City to South San FranriHco. He could have taken a car on this line, say the detectives, and met the passenger train. Conductor Joseph Ver Ve~r of train 58\ which was the one the man boarded, got off at Easton. Telling the officers of it last night, he said: "I noticed a figure come from behind the station just as I gave the signal to the engineer to pull out. The man jumped the train, getting on at the 'blind baggage." I told my brakeman. C. A. MacMillan, to go forward and throw him off. This he did, and the fellow got on again in front of the smoker. I caught him here and he paid me his fare to San Mateo. Avoided Scrutiny "I held the lantern up to his face and managed to get a good look at him. He endeavored to shield himself by pulling down his cap. He was a youth, about 22 years old, weighing 135 or 140 pounds, and standing about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches. He wore a light suit with a light cap. and appeared a bit dirty. He had blonde hair and thin, peaked features and a sharp nose. "I watched him closely and he ap peared very nervous. Even after he paid his fare he refused to go Inside the smoker with the passengers. In stead lie remained on the rear end of the baggage car with his cap pulled down over his face. When we arrived at Easton he Jumped off the train and that was the last we saw of him." All day yesterday and up to a late hour last night detectives waited at Daly City for young Fred Seahorn. They inquired at all hie old haunts and visited the place where he formerly lived with, his aged mother, Mrs. Plum mer, but he failed to appear. In Daly City Sunday Though he left the town in disgrace a year ago when the authorities or dered him away, he was seen on the streets of Daly City last Sunday. Mrs. Carrie O' Neil, an acquaintance of the youth's mother, reported to former marshal Fred Potter that the young man was in the town again. Potter notified Deputy Sheriff ?_. Squire, and he in turn conferred with the detectives and other undersherlffs. It is known that Seahorn has a father living in Portland. Believing possibly that the youth has gone north to seek shelter with his parent after comjnitting the robbery, if it was he, they have advised the Portland police and have sent north a description. When the detectives were Informed of these two additional features In the case they immediately coupled them together and are bending every effort to capture young Seahorn. Living for some time in such close proximity to the scene of the affair and being fa miliar with the running of the cars and trains, the task would have been an easy one for Seahorn, say the de tectives. That he was a man who was fear less and with a disposition to do eyll, they are positive. Harold Kirkbrlde, resident engineer of the Southern Pacific company at Sacramento and brother of the wounded man, with Constable Michael Sheehan of San Mateo and a Call re f porter, visited the Red Cross hospital Continued on Pn_~f' 2, Column 3 BANKER PLACED ON HOT GRILL IN PERKINS TRIAL Woman Defendant Back of Bit ter Denunciation to Avenge Her Arrest McNamara Charged With Dissi pating Great Part of His Wife's Fortune Drunkenness, imbecility, Idleness, un due Influence, theft and deception were a few of the accusations made yester day before Judge Dunne, back and forth, from one side to asioth'er, In the trial of Mrs. Cora X Perkins and Fred Pat tison, charged by Nicholas J. McNamara of San Mateo with grand larceny. Differing; viewpoint - were set forth in the opening statements of Prose cutor Cutiha and Attorney James Han ley for the defendants. Cunha said the McNamaras, who were married 20 years ago, lived happily ~_ntil a year and a half ago, when "a certain woman named Perkins" became a visitor in their home. She became more aud more friendly, until, Cunha said, she exerted an undue influence over Mrs. McNa mara, tried to win her away from her family entirely, told her tales cal culated to produce estrangements from those nearest to her, and induced her to drink heavily. In fact, she proceeded to change her character as far as pos sible. McNamara took Ms daughter to Europe last spring and during his three months' absence Mrs. Perkins had her own way completely, Cunha said, so that on his return he found his wife a Continued on Pace 2, Column 4 ABRAHAM HALL. Who did the killing. STRIKERS FIRE ON OFFICIAL OF MINE Forty-five Hundred Men Walk Out in Utah and Intrench Themselves BINGHAM, Utah, Sept. 18.—Forty - five hundred men employed in the cop per mines here laid down their tools this morning after the operators re fused last night to meet their demands for an increase in pay of 50 cents a day. Every mine in the camp, with one exception, is idle. The strikers are mostly aliens and are determined that no one shall enter the mines or buildings until their demands have been granted. Seventy-five deputy sheriffs are pa trolling the streets tonight and all saloons are closed. Early tonight a crowd of strikers threatened the pa trol, but they were promptly held up and disarmed. The foreigners have intrenched themselves i n commanding positions above the mines and have fired on several parties who attempted to visit the properties. Night Super intendent John Kennedy of the Utah Copper company was fired on tonight when he attempted to leave the mine house. Sheriff Sharp is in the district direct ing his deputies, but his force is too! small to control the situation should the miners attempt to destroy the mine properties. Governor Spry, who is in the southern part of the state, ha*, been called to Salt Lake and will meet with the sheriff and mine officials tomorrow morning to ascertain whether or not the situation is such that the presence of state troops will be necessary. Mem bers of the state militia are expecting a call to the district and are making ready their camp equipment tonight. It i» not expected that any serious I trouble will develop unless an attempt; is made to open the mines with out-j side men. Murders Two; Commits Suicide Slayer Is Maddened by Jealousy Man and Wife Killed by Brother MRS. JAMES J. HALL. One of the victims. JAMES J. HALL. Shot by his brother. SPIRO RESIGNS ON EVE OF HIS TRIAL Accused Police Commissioner Heeds Advice of Friends and Retires Gracefully On the eve of his trial before Mayor Rolph on charges of malfeasance in public office, -Police Commissioner I. H. Spiro last night threw up the sponge and resigned. All was in readiness for the hearing this afternoon. The courts had ruled that the mayor had a perfect right to try the commissioner, and all witness es against Spiro had been summoned. All day yesterday Spiro's friends ar gued with him, and advised him that the best thing to do was to resign gracefully, as conviction and removal from office seemed Imminent. At a late hour last night Spiro sent his resigna tion to Mayor Rolph, with an accom panying letter of explanation. The res ignation was worded as follows: San Francisco, Sept. 18, 1812. Honorable James Rolph Jr., Mayor of the City and County of San Fran cisco—Dear Sir: I herewith present my resignation as police commissioner of the citj» and county of San Fran cisco, the same to take effect at the pleasure of your honor. Very respectfully, I. H. SPIRO. Spiro's letter of explanation was worded in the following manner: "San Francisco, September 18, 1912. "Honorable James Rolph Jr., Mayor of the City and County of San Fran cisco. Dear Sir: In an accompanying and separate envelope I have this day tendered to your honor my resignation as police commissioner of the city and county of San Francisco. "In resigning this honorable position I desire to say to your honor that at the time of the commission of the acts as set. forth in charges filed against me I had no idea that such acts, or Continued on Page 0, Celuma 3 k)@TERDAY — temperature, 94; so changing to bris\ West; fog at night. Jtot Detail* of the Weather See Pare 11 J, TAFT HOT AFTER HARVESTER HEADS President Clears Way for Crim inal Prosecution of Per kins and Others [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Sept. IS.—There is , the highest authority for the statement that Attorney General Wickersham dis cussed with President Taft while in Beverly a few days ago, a criminal prosecution of George W. Perkins, Cyrus W. McCormick, Charles Deering, E. H. Gary and Harold McCormick, of the Harvester trust officials. Accord ing to the information obtained today, President Taft wants each of the offi cials named prosecuted criminally. It was intimated at the department of justice that steps have been already taken to lay the harvester trust evi dence before the federal grand jury and ask for Indictments against the officials named. It was intimated also that criminal action had been drawn up. Attorney General Wickersham is in New York and will not return to Wash ington until some time in October. It is not presumable that any action look, ing to a criminal suit will be taken be fore his return. D. B. Townsend, special assistant dis trict attorney general, who investi gated the harvester trust, has urged Attorney Genera! Wickersham depeat edly to prosecute the trust officials \ criminally. Harvester Mask on Perkins [Special Dispatch to The Call] CHICAGO, Sept. 18.—George W. Per kins, leading figure in the Roosevelt presidential campaign, next to Roose velt himself, was brought in the federal suit for the dissolution of the Interna tional Harvester company today as the brains of the organization of the vast combination formed to stifle competi tion in the manufacture and sale of reaping and farm machinery. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WINE BUYER SHOT IN HOTEL Chinese Finds Body of James J. Hall Without Hearing Echo of Revolver SECOND TRAGEDY ENDS WITHOUT ANY WITNESSES Abraham Hall Completes Deadly Work in Hyde Street Apartment MAD with a desire to slay. Abra ham Hall, an employe of the wineroom of the St. Francis hotel, shot and killed his half brother, James J. Hall, the manager of the wineroom, at 4:40 o'clock yes terday afternoon in his place of busi ness and then rushed to James Hall's apartments at 1555 Hyde street, where he shot and killed the latter's wife and committed suicide. The'cause of the triple tragedy is hidden in mystery. Religious differ ences, business jealousy and an un requited affection for Mrs. James Hall are all believed to have had a part in urging the murderer to his frenzied csfyrk. Abraham Hall, tfte murderer, was known to his associates at the St. Francis by the assumed name of Ar thur for Artie") Knable, and few of them had any intimation that he was related to the manager of the depart ment in which he worked. The as sumed name was taken, It is said, that he might avoid a rule of the hotel that prohibits two members of the same family being In its employ. Chinese Discovers Body James J. (Hall was manager of the San Francisco Importation company, a subsidiary of the St. Francis hotel, which conducts the wineroom of the hostelry in Geary street and provides all the wine for the hotel proper. As such he received a salary of $175 a month and commissions on bis pur chases. James Hall was alone in the wine room yesterday afternoon when his half brother entered the place. What passed between them is unknown, and the shot that ended the manager's life was not heard by any one. He was left lying face downward with a bullet through his heart, and his body was discov ered by a Chinese, Wong Hon, who was in the cellar beneath the wineroom at the time and went upstairs to con sult Hall upon a minor matter. First Death Instantaneous Finding Hall's body lying in the cen ter of the floor of the wineroom, with blood flowing from the mouth, Wong thought that the murdered man was merely 111 and rushed to the sidewalk for assistance. He called to a passing pedestrian, who summoned Dr. James F. Pressley of the Hotel Manx. It was not until the latter's arrival that the bullet wound in Hall's heart was dis covered. Doctor Pressley said that death had been instantaneous. In the meantime the murderer had rushed from the wineroom and had jumped Into an automobile belonging to the man he had just killed. He started off In the machine at top speed for his brother's apartments in Hyde street, but met with an accident to the automobile before he had proceeded far and finished the trip on a streetcar. The circumstances of the double shooting at the Hyde street apartment royal] NESTOR Original London & Caiio Cigarettes! tif*l2%.| Edw. Wglf Co. - T>ist ft inn TEfts. ICI 167 CALIFORNIA ST.