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Number of Sports Items in Yesterdays
Chronicle Tβ
Examiner 77
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call
Empire State Democrats Are
Urged to Put Tammany
Leader in Discard
People of Nation Expect Syra»
cuse Convention to Nomi=
nate Progressive Ticket
Party Faces Crisis Which, I!
Not Bridged, Will Bring
JSpecia/ Dispatch to The Call]
SEAGIRT, N. J., Sept. 29.—Governor
Wilson broke his usual Sunday
silence long enough today to
issue a plea to the democrats of
Hew York to put Charles F. Murphy in
the discard and for once nominate a
candidate of their own selection.
Governor Wilson's? statement on the
eve of the democratic convention in
Syracuse was inspired, it is believed, by
news that Murphy had determined to
renominate Governor Dix, despite the
New Jersey governor's implied oppo
sition. Governor Wilson does not men
tion Murphy or Dix by name, but allows
U to be known by implication just who
l>e is hitting at.
War on Tammany Implied
Here is the statement:
I have been looking forward to
the Syracuse convention with the
deepest interest, because I realize
its critical importance to the
party throughout the nation, and
I have made my own opinion with
regard to it very plain to my frien'ft
in New York who has done me the
honor to consult me. I have not
said anything in public about it,
or through any newspapers, he
cause I wanted to avoid evn the
appearance of doing what I con
demn in others, namely, trying to
dictate what a great party organi
zation should do, what candidates
it should 'hoose and what platform
it should <dopt. But the very prin :
ciple to Thich 1 hold myself beund,
both in quiet and action, justifies
me in saying that the whole coun
try demands and expects that the
democrats of New York be left
▼ absolutely free to make their own
Progressive Man Needed
I believe that it is ready to
choose a progressive man of a
kind to be his own master and to
adopt a platform to which men of
progressive principles everywhere
can heartily subscribe, if only it
be left free from personal control
of any sort, the organized demo
crats of New York are ready to
FPrvc the nation and to serve it
with intelligence. They need no
direction from the governor of an
other state, even though he be the
candidate of his party for the
presidency. It is seldom organi
zations that are at fault are those
who attempt to dictate their ac
tion. No intelligent party leader
can justly or wisely or even in
telligently condemn' or reject the
open and honest organizations by
which alone parties can be held to
concerted action, but he ran an<l
must do everything in his power to
keep them free ami unbossed.
Democracy Faces Crisis
The democracy Of New York la
at a critical turning point in
history. The whole country awaits
its action in Syracuse with deep
.-mention and concern. Democrats
everywhere look to it to BCf an
evample and vindicate the fair
name of the party. They will feel
the chill and discouragement very
krenly if it should fail them an.l
will be stirred by added hope and
f enthusiasm if it should accomplish
what is expected of it.
It will not do for the choice of
the convention in Syracuse to be
nny less free than that which gave
the third party Mr. Strauss and the
regular republican party Mr.
Those who know Governor Wilsor
j=ay that if Murphy or Dix base th«
] pa st doubt as to who the governor is
referring to in his staten.jnt they hat
better Talk to Senator O'Gorman, whe
is familiar with Governor Wilson';
views on the subject If Murphy in
sists on his determination to renomi
nate. I»ix, Governor Wilson, while not
repudiating him directly, will, in a]
probability, ignore him in the cam
paigrn. ___
SYRACUSE, N. T-. Sept. 29.—Wlllian
J. Bryan may be appealed to by th<
.opponents of Charles F. Murphy, leadei
of Tammany hall, to lead the figji
against the renomination of Governot
John A. Dix at the democratic stat<
convention, which meets Tuesday.
rSorae of the anti-Murphy leaden
flho reached here tonight held a con
ference at which this proposition wai
discussed. It was said that with
•» ■ —
Continued on Pace 2, Column 5
THE San Francisco CALL
Woman Repeats Herself
Evidence Is On Exhibit
A fere sketch}) shades of difference m the fall fashion styles of 191 28. C.
and \9\2A.D.
Very Latest of 191 28.C. in Anthropological
Fashion Show Includes Egyptian Hobble
the museum of anthropology at the Affiliated Colleges, has arranged an
exhibition of fashion in retrospect, with considerable emphasis on what they
were wearing out ifi Egypt and such
places in the fall of 1912 B. C.
The exhibition was thrown open to
the public yesterday, and the weary
husband who thinks his wife looks
queer in her new French togs that
cost —none but husbands know how
much —should go out that way. With
Kipling, he likely will conclude that
"We are very slightly changed
From the semi-apes that ranged
India's prehistoric clay "
Professor Kroeber, and his assistant,
E. W. Gifford. who gives the lecture,
are of the opinion the change is less
than slight, and they have proceeded
with a delicate sense of irony to con
trast some of the new styles with the
An Ancient Hobble
' There is a plaster cast of an Egyp
tian lass wearing one of those gowns
that begin to hobble right at the neck
and never vary all the way down ex
cept as nature asserts itself. This
effect is popular, also, in 1912.
The women of Crete were wearing
corsets about the same time—4,ooo
years ago. They have such a corset
in the museum and it looks like one of
;i pair of puttees worn by a stout
rivalry officer. In the illustrated
tectum it is declared that women wore
corsets of link steel in Queen Eliza
beth's time.
One whole glass case Is labeled:
"Secrets of Beauty—Past and Pres
Inside, there is a quite modern "lay
out" of rouge, powder and mirror, and
alongside lie the implements with
which some dusky Cleopatra touched
herself up to win Antony's praise and
admiration. The women of Kgypt end
Peru used rouge and stenciled their
eyebrows, and the women of Greece
held things together in critical places
with safety pins, much as is done to
day. There is such a safety pin in the
South Sea Blondes
In the treatment of hair, all races
have taken advantage of this oppor
tunity to look beautiful according to
their lights. Down in New Guinea
among the. Melaneseans, where nature
is sparing of blondes, peroxide is un
known and lime is used.
The lesson from the whole lecture
and exhibit, acording to Gifford, la
how it explains why the women of to
day choose such fashions and admire
"The people of any race and time
do whatever they can do beet—ln
dividually and as a race," he said.
The inference is that if tight skirt*
and clinging gowns were not beautiful,
they would not be worn. It is a com
pliment to the women of the twentieth
century. Among none of the tribes of
the world are tight clothes worn ex
cept where there is an opportunity to
display what is called in the depart
ment store, "lines."
Bracelets are still worn—anklets are
not. Tattooing and mutilation once
helped to make both men and women
Continued on Pace 2, Column B
Legs Tom From Body When He
Falls Into Steamer's
Crank Pit
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN PEDRO. Fept. 29—Peter T.
Setle, aged 36 years, first assistant en
gineer of the Union Oil company's
steamer Santa Rita, bound from San
Francisco for Balboa, Panama, met a
horrible death by falling into the crank
pit in the engine room of the steamer.
The accident happened about 7 o'clock
last night HO miles north of this port
and the Santa Rita put into San Pedro
tliis morning to send the body of the
dead engineer ashore. Setle, died of
his injuries at 4 o'clock a. m.
Setle was cleaning the machinery
and accidentally fell into the crank
pit. Both legs were torn from his
body and he lingered in horrible agony
before death relieved him of his suffer
ing. The eyewitness to the tragedy
was A. Arrietas, a fireman, who
stopped the engine and pulled the
mangled body of the unfortunate en
gineer out of the machinery.
Setle was a member of the Marine
Engineers' Benefit association of San
Francisco and leaves a widow and five
children residing at 31 Houston street,
that city. After the inquest tomor
row morning the body will be sent to
San Francisco.
Fires Upon Pedestrians and
Awaits Insanity Inquiry
[Spec/a/ Dispatch to The Call]
OROVTLLE. Sept. 29.—Thinking him
self back in the campaigns of the civil
war in which he participated with
bravery and honor, Dennis Kelly, 70
years old, a member of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and tender of
the Feather river bridge for the coun
ty, opened fire on Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
l*ogue as they crossed the bridge last
night on their return to town from
their ranch. Two bullets sped past
their heads. Kelly was disarmed and
is locked in jail pending an insanity
Mrs. Patrick Campbell Reported
Dying in London
[Special Cable to The Call]
LONDON. Sept. 29.—Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, the actress, had a relapse
today and ie not expected to live
through tonight. Four physicians are
attending the actress.
Later Inquiry Brings Shortage
Up to $108,010; Greater
Sum Feared s
Palo Alto Man's teal Role in
Juggling Feeds Helped
Cover Discrepancy
PAL.O 2*,~~Fear that
the total *«ferU*e" In the Palo
Alto Mutual Bonding: and Loan
association. <due to Marshall
Black's would reach far
above the highest (Estimate previously
put pn the loss, sel«ed the members of
the board of directors of the tottering
concern this evening , , following the re
ceipt of a partial report from J. B.
Hassett. the «xpert accountant who is
auditing the books.
According to Hafcsett, the confession
made by Black several days ago when
the Investigation commenced does not
begin to cover the extent of his em- ,
bezzlement, nor has it sef ved to aid the
accountant in arriving at the true con
dition of affairs. Already the shortage
has been swelled to $108,000 and the
examination is only half finished.
Old Method Employed
Black's method of concealing his
operations from the board of directors
was that followed by many men placed
in positions of trust and responsibility
—he loaned to himself under a fictitious
nam". Several such "loans," aggregat
ing thousands of dollars, were made to
Imaginery persons, according to Has
sett, ari*d a further examination of the
books probably will show more.
The largest of these "Joans"' was
made to a man called "Casey"' on the
books. A loan of $5,000 to "Casey"
had been authorized by the directors on
Black's recommendation, and Black
raised the amount to $18,000. "Casey,"
Hassett says, is Black himself. This
was discovered when it was found that
the security pledged by "Casey" was a
piece of property near Mayfield, which
is occupied by the Dudfleld Immber,
company, but ie kitowff to belong to
Black. :p f
Big Loans to Self
In another instance a loan of $18,000
was authorized by the directors, fol
lowing the usual custom, to be made to
three partners known on the books as
"Sims," "Marshall," and "Huntley."
Black raised this loan to $36,000, and
is believed to have taken it all himeelf.
The security given ■was only enough to
cover the original authorized amount.
Another flagrant "misuse of authority
by the discredited secretary of the as
sociation was also reported by Hassett
today. By the books he -found that
Black recentl went to a Palo Alto bank
and borrowed $3,000 on the association
account, without any authority from
the board of directors.
"The 'Casey' loan." said Hassett to
night, "was authorized as a $5,000 one
and Black increased it to $18,000, giv
ing as security land he rents to a lum
ber company.
Black Without Authority
"Black had n<> business to borrow,
and the Palo Alto bank which let him
have $3,000 had no right to loan him
money without regular action by the
Palo Alto Mutual board."
Hassett's work before he finishes the
investigation will include personal
visits to the depositors, creditors and
others doing business with the asso
ciation and to the county recorder's
office at San Jose, where he must trace
a large number of records of individual
The completed report will be ready
Wednesday or Thursday in all proba
bility, and a copy will be turned over !
to District Attorney A. M. Free, who
expects to call the grand jury together
immediately after getting the evidence.
Free said tonight that he would start
criminal proceedings against Black if
the evidence gathered by Hassett war
rants that action.
Situation More Serious Since
Demands Two Weeks Ago
ELY, Nev., Sept. 29.—The labor situa
tion here took on a more serious as
pect today than at any time since the
miners and smeltermen of this dis
trict made a demand for an increase in
wag. s nearly two weeks ago. It was
announced tonight that the union would
not wait until Thursday for the com
pany to grant the demands, but would
call a strike of all miners and smelter
men Tuesday morning unless the op
erators agree to recognize the union
and grant the increase of 50 cents a
day demanded for all classes of labor
Machine Balks in Exhibition
Flight at Carlsbad
CARLSBAD, Bohemia, Sept. 29.—Carl
Illner, a famous Austrian aviator, was
giving an exhibition in the open coun
try near Aussig, when suddenly some
thing happened to hie machine and it
dropped in the midst ot a crowd of
spectators, instantly killing the mayor
of a neighboring village and his wife.
Mill Workers on
Policemen Wounded
Group of children of the striding mill workers in Lawrence, Mass.
The lower pictures are (on left) Joseph J. Ettor, former Pennsylvania iron
worker, and (right) Arturo Ciovannitti, editor of a New York paper, who
are to he tried as accessories to the tAurder of Anna Lopizzo, a Lawrence
mill striker, in the riots last January.
Well Known Figure in Commer*
cial and Banking Circles
Is Stricken
John F. Merrill, well known in busi-
ness and banking circles in San Fran
cisco, died yesterday afternoon In his
home in Menlo park of heart failure.
Merrill, who was first vice president of
the stove and metal firm of Holbrook,
Merrill & Stetson, had been in failing
health since last December. At that
time he resigned as director in various
mercantile and banking corporators.
Merrill was the son of Ambrose
Merrill, a descendant of an old Hugue
not family, and was horn in Halowell,
Maine, March :\ 1841. He was educated
In Boston, and as a young man he
came to California and entered the
employ of J. D. & Co. of Sacra
mento. For many years he was the
active representative of the firm in
Austin, Nev., and later he came to San
Francisco, when the firm of Holbrook
& Merrill was established. In 1878
Merrill was taken In the firm. He
was active in business until the close
of 1911.
A few years ago Merrill was elected
grand commander of the state of Cali
fornia's masonry, in which secret order
he has long been a prominent member.
Among the chief charitable interests
of Merrill's was the children's hospi
tal, in which he was ably assisted by
his wife, Mrs. Mary Swope Merrill, who
Other members of his family who
mourn the death are Mrs. Harry Sears
Bates, Mrs. Leonard Hammond, Ralph
D. Merrill and Charles H. Merrill.
Fifteen Year Old Boy Says Sup
posed Feminine "Raffles"
Served Term in Jail
OAKLAND, Sept. 29. —Information
gained today by detectives from How
ard Wright, the 15 year old son of Mrs.
Ida Wright, the alleged feminine "Raf
fles," who is in custody here on sus
picion of having robbed many Oakland
houses, is to the effect that his mother
served three months in jail in Colorado
Springs, Colo., for petty larcency and
that he himself was twice arrested in
Pasadena in this state for the theft of
The lad has been questioned daily
since the mother waa arrested and he
was placed in the detention home a
week ago, but until today nothing con
cerning the previous operations of
either could be gained from him. *fo
day Inspectors Hodgkins and Gallagher
succeeded in obtaining statements from
him and they will be used to force a
confession from the mother.
Mrs. Wright continues to maintain
her innocence despite a large amount
of evidence which the police say they
have unearthed against her.
•'We know that Mrs. Wright operated
in Seattle, Portland, and other cities In
the northwest," said Inspector Hodg
kins tonight, "but so far we have not
been able to find out whether she has
any criminal record beyond the one
admitted by the boy in Colorado."
A woman answering the description
of Mrs. Wright perpetrated a series of
burglaries in Oakland, gaining the cog
nomen of " the woman in black."
,YBSTERDAY — Highest temperature, 68;
!, Mowest Saturday nighU 58.
FOR TODAY —Fair; brisk
northwest wind.
For Detail* of the Weather See Vsgt 9
Tom Corbett and Friends Are
Rescued by Fishermen Off
San Quentin Point
Four men, well known in San Fran
cisco sporting , circles, nearly lost their
lives in the bay off San Quentin point
yesterday afternoon when a large
power launch sank after striking a
submerged rock. The victims of the
accident were Tom Corbett. the book
maker, Dr. Arthur Nelson, Al de Witt
and Louie Anthony.
Leaving Sausalito early in Anthonys
launch, the party cruised *bout the bay.
In Mpb afterm»«a Tom C»<crn»tt relieved
Anthony at the wheel, and it was while
the former was guiding the craft that
it sank.
Two miles off San Quentin point the
launch was ripped open when it struck
a rock beneath the surface of the
water. Immediately the craft filled,
and Its occupants were thrown into the
water. Fishermen who were near by
heard the cries of the four men and
they were soon rescued.
It is possible Anthony's launch may
be raised. The launch was traveling
at its highest speed when it struck the
England Expects to Startle the
World With Great Balloon
[Special Cable to The Call]
LONDON. Sept. 29.—England is build
ing an airship expected to take the
world by surprise. Its capacity will be
350,000 cubic feet and the car will be
shell proof with armored wings to
protect the envelope and space for air
guns and a large force of artillerists.
Bandit's Chest Containing Gold
and Silver to the Value of
$75,000 Is Dug lip
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
HOLiLISTER, Sept. 29.—Treasure
said to have been burled by the bandits
who infested San Benito and Santa
Clara counties 50 years ago, amounting
to $75,000, has just been unearthed
near this city by a Mexican banker.
The story of the Mexicans incursion
in this county was told today by Wil
liam Rogers, who acted as guide for
the party. Rogers says the treasure
trove consisted of $10,000 in 20 bars of
silver bullion and $65,000 in gold in
gots. No one got the name of the
banker, but Rogers found he came here
from Ensenada, state of Sonora, Mex.
The visitor brought along two peons
and had a most excellent map of this
county. Rogers- guided the party under
the direction of the Mexican banker to
the Bitter Water valley, where the
camp was pitched.
The treasure was found at a spot
near Hepsedam peak, between the
Bitter Water and Hernandez valleys.
It was buried in a strong oaken casket,
bound with iron hoops and partly
Rogers says the treasure was buried
in the ground eight feet and at the foot
of- a scrub oak tree three miles from
the peak.
Rogers was paid well for the infor
mation he was able to give and for his
assistance, but the Mexican dropped no
hint of the ilk of depositor who left
the treasure.
in Fight
I. W.». MOB
Paraders Fight Police With
Knives When Ordered to
Disperse at Lawrence
Bullet Fired From Crowd While
Prisoners Are Entering
the Station
Object Lesson Strike
And Disorder Threatened
Twenty thousand Industrial
M orkfr» riot at J.airpnce,
Mass., and stab tyro policemen.
Seven hundred sympathizers ar
rive from Boston to take part
in demonstration.
Bullets fired at police while they
take two prisoners to station
General strike of 24 hours or
dered urn protest against Et
tor's imprisonment, as an "ob
ject lesson. ,,
Joseph* J. Ettor and Artnro Gio
vannlttl to be placed on trial
at Salem. Mass., for murder of
Anna Lopizzo in strike riot last
Mill operatives threaten to march.
from Lnvmre to Salem for
demonstration before court
Extra policemen ordered to pre
vent disorder and protect judge
and official* from mob.
LAWRENCE, Mass.. Sept. 29.—
Police and paraders fought with
knives and clubs today during
a demonstration by members of
the Industrial Workers of the World.
Two policemen were stabbed, a num
ber of demonstrators were clubbed
and an I. W. W. leader was captured
after a hard fight and then freed.
Two arrests were made.
Carlo Tresca of Pittsburg, an editor
who is-an organizer of the Industrial
Workers, was in custody, but gained
his freedom a minute or two later.
Persons who saw Tresca's arrest said
he was rescued by comrades. Tresca
said the police let him All the
police professed ignorance of the oc
The clash was unexpected. More
than 20,00(1 operatives met at the Tail
road station to welcome 700 members
of the Industrial Workers of the World
who had come from Boston to partici
pate in the parade to the graves of
Anna and .Tnhn Ramay, who
were killed during the strike riots last
After the visitors had detrained, an
impromptu parade started, turning
finally into Eases street, the main
business thoroughfare. *
Thf parade w;<s informal, and no
application liad been made for a parade
permit. The police, notified that the
operatives were marching, attempted
to end the demonstration. A squad of
25 policemen was sent to Essex and
Lawrence streets, where they threw a
line across Essex street and awaited
the procession.
Two large banners were carried by
the marchers. One was inscribed, "The
only justice; freedom for E]ttor and
The other borf» the words, "Police
and militia." and below, "Who killed
Anna and John?"
When the head of the parade reached
H.Anton Bock
& Cos
Clear Havana
throuoh and
through. ,^<a
M t> > D.strt>uters I
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