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Number of Sports Items in Yesterdays
CALIi .....95
Clironide 73
Examiner , 78
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call
Letters Prove That Harriman
Raised Big Campaign Fund,
Giving $50,000 Himself
Written Evidence Showing That
Roosevelt Evaded Truth
in Statements
Bull Moose Leader's Ungrateful
Treatment of Late Railway
Magnate Revealed
What the Senatorial
Committee Uncovered
That the late E. .H. Harriman, S
railway mncnatc. undertook to S
raise a $240,000 campaign fund ?
for Theodore Roosevelt, when the ?
latter was first a candidate for <
president, and that he hail eon- /
trihnted fSO.OOO of his own money, J
v«a-» Khoun l»y many letters read I
and evidence given at the ses- <
slon yesterday of the senatorial £
committee which is Investigat- i
ing campaign contribution*. The
evidence refutes recent state
ments of Colonel Roosevelt. in
denial of the foregoing; facta.
The letter* n Uo Indicated that
Hoosevelt had told Harriman he
wished to consult with him about
his letter of acceptance and also
X* talk with him about legisla
tion. Harriman, iv one letter,
written later, made strong ob
jection to the selection of F"w
kr a* governor of \rirnna, when
that ssppolntment wns pending,
but v%n* rebuffed by the presi
dent. That wan after fhe elee-
C. C. Tegetfcoff. former private
secretary t«> Harriman, testified
that Harriman told him he had
undertaken to raise » *240.000
campaign fund at Roosevelt's re
fines*, similar was the ieati
mony Riven by Charles X. Pea
body, president of the Mutual
i,lfe Insurance company, -who had
:in interview with Harriman in
Noumber, 1004.
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.— More
than a score of letters, show
ing intimate personal and
political relations between
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and E. H.
Harriman, the late railway magnate,
when the former was in the White
FZousa, were produced by Harriman's
ary at the first session of the
senate committee investigating cam
paign contributions in this city today.
The letters bearing Mr. Roosevelt's
own signature furnished a complete,
convincing and sensational denial of
;ne colonel's recent statement that he
received Harriman at the White House
jist as lie would have received'any
other citizen.
Roosevelt Seeking Favors
The letters showed Roosevelt in the
light of a president seeking the favor
of a rich and Influential railroad man,
>*egging him to accept an invitation
to dine at the White House, pleading
with him to enter the New York cam
].aign in 1904, suggesting that they get
together to talk over messages to con
gress and the speech of acceptance.
Every letter that was read showed
Roosevelt in the light of one seeking
favors from Harriman. Not one letter
or telegram gave the slightest hint
that at any time Harriman sought an
interview at the White House.
Harriman Raised Big Fund
Oh the other hand, the railroad man
ed reluctant to accept the many
invitations showered on him by the
president, who was seeking re-election
and wanted the railroad man's assist
Positive proof was furnished that
Harriman had raised a fund of $250,000
,i<i in carrying New York state after
Roosevelt had induced him to go to the
Whita House and talk matters over,
liarriman himself contributed $50,000,
according to the receipt signed by Cor
nelius X. Bliss, the treasurer of the
iblican national committee.
Hamilton McK. Twombley, another
railroad man, supplied another portion
of the big fund. Roosevelt has said
that he doubted whether any sum was
raised t but the proof of it was furnished
at today's sensational hearing.
Colonel Sidetracks Harriman
Colonel Roosevelt, so it appeared
from the correspondence, grew some
what cold toward Harriman after the
big fund had done its work in 1904 and
th' Roosevelt victory had been accom
pUabed. He was slow in carrying out
his bargain with Harriman with refer
ence to the re-election of Senator De
pew of New York, or the alternative
proposition of sending Depew as am
bassador to Paris or some other gocd
foreign post.
The colonel also that he
had agreed absolutely to let Harriman
Continued on Page 2> Column 5 »
THE San Francisco CALL
Hatch's Last Hope Shattered
Attorney Must Go to Prison
History of Hatch's
Fight Against Law
Chronological record of the
trials and convictions of Jack
son Hatch, prominent San Jose
lawyer, for appropriating to his
own use the money of a client:
April, 1907— Indicted for em
bezzlement ,of $34,000 from
Mrs. Sarah E. Sags, a widow,
his client.
1908— Brought to
trial on embezzlement charge.
December 25,1908— Convicted.
January 22, 1909— Sentenced
to five years'* imprisonment at
San Quentin.
May 31, 1910— Judgment re
versed by district court of
November 28, 1910— Second
trial started, charged with em
bezzlement of $4,100.55.
December 10,1910— Convicted.
December 19. 1910— Sentenced
to seven years' imprisonment
at San Quentin.
August 2, 1912— Supreme court
denied petition for rehearing.
September 30, 1912—/Vo/e
denied and ordered committed
to the penitentiary, where he
must serve his seven year sen
Wife Lives in Cell to Comfort Husband Before
He Dons Felon's Garb
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
S VN JOSE, Sept. 30.—Broken in health, his eyesight ruined, his fortune
dissipated and his social position but a memory in the city of his adoption,
Jackson Hatch returned to his cell in the county prison today, crushed in
hope to settle his business affairs and prepare for his seven year term in
San Quentin penitentiary. His application for parole was denied by Judge
J. R. Weich. Believing Hatch in
despondency may attempt to kill him
self, Sheriff A. B. Langford has per
mitted Mrs. Hatch to be locked in the
cell with her husband to comfort him
and administer to his v.ants until he
Welch said there were mitigating cir-
cumstances in the case of the former
candidate for justice of the supreme
bench of California, who has been twice
convicted on a charge of embezzling
$34,000 from the estate of his aged
client, y rs. Sarah E. Sage, but not
sufficient to warrant his parole.
Dramatic in Extreme
The last art in the case which has
dragged its length through the local
and upper courts for four years was
dramatic in the extreme. Frank Free
man, a lifelong friend, standing by
Hatch's side, pleaded with tremor In
his voir*; for a chance for his client
to make good. Grouped around Hatch,
their faces touched by the humiliation
of their position, were his devoted
family—his wife, his daughter, his son,
George, and his sister.
Freeman frequently moved the court
room to tears with his picture of the
suffering and broken health of the ac
cused attorney, who might not have
been present "but for the tender min
istrations of his wife during the two
long years that he has been held with
out bail in the county jail." He told
of the keen disgrace felt by a man of
Hatch's type In conviction for such a
crime as embezzlement and of his de
sire to devote the remainder of his
entire life in making restitution to the
Sage family.
Prisoner Unmoved
In reply District Attorney A. M. Free
and 'W. A. Beasly, the special prose
cutor, both referred to the alleged em
bezzlement of funds of the Palo Alto
Building and Loan association by Mar
shall Black, its' discredited secretary,
and the necessity of dealing with such
crimes rigorously for the example that
they teach.
Beasly pleaded that probation be de
nied that people might not be led to
believe that men of distinguished po
sition, especially those of the legal
profession, "can escape punishment that
the law says they must undergo and
which the court has pronounced on
them." '
Hatch received the decision of the
Continued _on Page 2, Column 2
The Call's
Christmas Present
in San Francisco
To Honolulu and Back
Contest Is Open to Every
Girl Wage Earner in
The /rity.
Read the Particulars on Page
Four of Today's
i — 1 : ~»
Judge who denied parole and
prisoner in noted case.
World's Richest Woman Nets
$67,320 by Transaction.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
, CHICAGO, Sept* 30.—Hetty Green,
the worlds rirhesf%oisan, today closed
a Chicago realty deal that will net her
$67,320. She rented the property at
6044-604tJ Wallace street to R. F.
Lowenstein for a term of years.
The land is 100 by 125 feet and is
improved by brick stores and flat
buildings, which the lessee has pur
Mrs. Green received a lump sum of
$10,000 as first payment on the deal,
and the balance will be paid as rental.
The purchase price of the buildings has
not been made public.
Orders to Mobilize Bulgarian
and Servian Armies Are
[Special Cable (o The Call]
LONDON. Sept. 30. —Active prepara
tions for hostilities are being made in
the Balkan states.
An order to mobilize the Bulgarian
army was issued by the government
at Sofia. General mobilization of the
Servian army was also ordered, and the
newspapers were forbidden to print
nev.-s of military movements. The
streets of Belgrade were filled with
reserves and the railway stations were
crowded with men on the way to join
the colors. The Servian minister to
Turkey is said to have quit Constanti
nople. Members of the Servian legisla
tive assembly have been summoned
to meet next Thursday in extraordinary
Montenegro is said already to have
put a large force in the held,
Turkey has called out 100,000 men
(ii divisions) of the Redifs (second re
serves) for six weeks' training in field
The officers of the Greek army re
serve at Alexandria, Egypt, have re
ceived telegraphic orders to join the
colors immediately.
• —
General Young's Daughter and
Wealthy Texan Involved
[Specie! Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—Charles Char
ters, formerly first reader in the Chris
tian Science church of Ne-.v York, who
married TJHian Young, daughter of
General S. B. M. Young. U. S. A., once
stationed at the Presidio of San Fran- ,
cisco, today lost his suit for $100,000
against Thomas L. L.. Temple, wealthy
Texas lumberman, whom he accused of
alienating his wife's affections.
Two Carmen Confess They Took
«V Woman's Gems
yen Years Ago
, J. J. Valentine's .Dia
monds, Valued at $ 15,000,
Came to Disappear
a FTER baffling the police of San
/\ Francisco and the coast elites
/ % for more than seven years, the
mystery surrounding: the loss,
on September 21, 1905. of nearly $18,000
worth of diamonds and other jewelry
by Mrs. J. J. Val«ntMe» society woman
of Oakland and widow, of J. J. Valen
j tine, former president of the .Wells
! Fargo company, has been partially
cleared up through the confession in
Ix>s Angeles of the conductor and
motorm«n of the Ellis street car on
which Mrs. Valentine was a passenger
when ihe valuables disappeared.
Carmen Flee With Jewels
; The two carmen, Wilson and Som
i mers, disappeared immediately follow
ing the loss of the jewels. They were
not suspected at the time of being con
: eern* d in Abe theft. It was not until
last week tliat the police connected the
men with the affair that caused a sen
sation ii' this city.
Wilson, whose first name was not
learned, was arrested in Los Angeles
several days ago on a charge of petty
larceny. On being questioned concern
ing his past, lie broke down and con
fessed that he hai committed a crime
in San Francisco la 1905. He told the
police that he had found a box of dia
monds on his car and had failed to
turn them into the office. He had sold
them for the benefit of himself and his
companion. Sommerr, who was working
with him at the time on the Los An
geles street railway.
Warrants for Culprits Issued
Attorney T. C. Judklns, &!♦•«. Valen
tine's lawyer, was notified yesterday of
the confession. Judkiae appeared be
fore police Jud£e Weller later in the
day and pworelto'a. warrant for the
arrest of John and John
Doe Sommers.
Chief of Police White telegraphed the
order for the arrest of the two men to
Los Angeles late yesterday afternoon.
He said that when they were appre
hended he would send a detective to
bring them to San Francisco to be
Judkins refused to discuss the case
last night when he learned that the
two men had not been captured by the
police. He Paid that the affair was a
family matter and was of no interest
to the public.
It whs learned, however, that sev
eral pieces of the jewelry, including
a magnificent diamond sunburst and a
Continued on Pave 2, Column 4
1,430 Chinese Reported Near
Border Looking for Friendly
American Shores
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30.—Private ad
vices received In this <Mty today are
that 480 Chinese were landed in Man
xanlllo, Mexico, by a steamer yester
day, and that 690 are on board a ves
sel bound for that port and due to
arrive there in the course of a few
There Is every reason to believe the
destination of those reaching Man
zanillo yesterday and of those to fol
low them there, is the United States.
The plan followed by Asiatics land
ing in the southern Mexican port Is
to proceed to Mazatlan, thence by reg
ular steamer line to Ensenada. From
the latter place it Is comparatively
easy to reach the border and there
test the vigilance of the Immigration
inspectors. The latter are preparing
for the new influx of coolies.
«- _
"James Royal" Plays Role of
Adam in New York
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—Blase Broad
way at Forty-second street received a
shock today when a nude man ran up
Seventh avenue apparently oblivious of
the atteniion he was attracting. Po
liceman Gannon saw the man. approach
ing and made a dive for him. The man
saw Gannon coming. He reversed and
ran into a lace shop conducted by the
Misses Boyd. Policeman Gannon and
several hundred spectators arrived
simultaneously and captured the refu
gee, who said he was James Royal of
San Francisco. He said he was
addicted to the use of morphine
and that he did not know what he
was doing when he disrobed and ran
into the street. His father, he says, is
wealthy and lives at Jones and Post
streets. San Francisco
Need of Chaperon Suggested
Include Mother, Says Letter
Mrs. Jane Chandler Day, who has been attacked in counter plea to her
suit for divorce.
Mrs. W. P/Winston and Daughter, Mrs. Jane
C. Day, Said to Have Had Gay Outing
petition for divorce filed by his wife, Mrs. Jane Chandler Day, on the ground
of cruelty, in Judge Van Nostrand's court. The couple resided at 955 Clayton
street until their separation. Or September 6. shortly after Mrs. Day had
Fires Rifle Bullet in Young
Man's Body While Men
tally* Deranged
HOLLISTER, Sept. 30.—May Thomas,
a young woman aged 24 years, who for
four years has been insane, though not
thought dangerous, shot and killed her
only brother, Grover Thomas, aged 27,
in the farm house kitchen on the San
Benito river, 3 2 miles south of Hol
The bullet from a rifle entered the
left side of the man's back, penetrated
the heart and emerged from the right
side. There were no witnesses, the
father being In the fields and the
mother in Hollister, where another
daughter is In school.
The sheriffs deputy found the girl
in the brush with face downward and
clasping two cartridges and the gun.
She was taken to Hollister jail, not a
word passing her lips, and will prob
ably be sent to an asylum. Her un
balanced mind Is said to have been due
to typhoid fever.
Judge Fines Her $10 for Dancing
and Then Ties Nuptial Knot
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
TARRYTOWN, N. V., Sept. 30.—As a
sequel to a joy ride, Miss Margaret N.
Perry of New York was married this
morning to Richard Lubcke of New
York. The ceremony was performed by
Judge W. B. Moorehouse, who only a
few hours before had fned Miss Perry
$10 for dancing the "turkey trot" in the
street in front of John D. Archbold's
house. After the judge fined her $10
she went with the party to the Flor
ence inn and at 11 o'clock last night
Lubcke dared her to marry him. She
accepted the dare.
returned from Monte Rio, accom
panied by her mother, Mrs. W. P.
Winston, a complaint was filed by the
wife alleging cruelty, defining as cause
for divorce an excessive amount of
nagging and moroseness, which was
alleged to have affected her health.
Mrs. Day now is residing with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Winston,
at 839 Eleventh street, Oakland.
Wife Under Question Fire
Mrs. Day, who is young and attract
ive, was represented by Attorney
George Ford. She occupied the stand
during the greater part of the day, and
was cross questioned by F. V. Meyers,
counsel for Day.
A letter written on Palace hotel
stationery, addressed to Mrs. Win
ston and signed by S. W. Barr, a
clerk at the Palace hotel, was intro
duced as evidence. This letter was
returned to the Day home in Clayton
street before Mrs. Day and her mother
got back from Monte Rio. Day, who
presented the letter, had had a photo
graph taken of the writing, after
which he gave the original to his
wife, with the information that he
was finished with her so far as love
was concerned.
! The letter read in part as follows:
"Proposed Reunion"
Dear Dwellers of the Wilderness:
My vacation now seems faint and
far away, and were it not for a
few such incidents as the morning
with the bottle of No. 6 and the
night at the Casino with "mother"
and "daughter," those few fleeting
days would indeed seem like vapor*
tngs of a "hop" dream.
Heard from "daughter" (Miss
Roma) a few days after she re
turned, but have not as yet had
the pleasure of a friendly chat with
her, 4
Trust that the latter part of your
stay will be as pleasant as the lat
ter part of mine was. Also that
our "proposed" reunion may come
- about and be better than all of it.
With best wishes. SID BARR.
Mrs. Day denied any connection with
the letter whatsoever, stating that the
daughter referred to, in conjunction
with her mother, Mrs. Winston, was a
Miss Roma and not herself. She said
in response to questions dlrecied by the
* attorneys:
■ "I have never had a minute's peace.
Continued on Page % Column 7
YESTERDAY — Highest temper aim c, 62;
jMwcst Sunday night, 56.
fog in the morning; moderate northwest wind.
Tot Details of the Weather See Page 12
Taft Electors Petition Supreme
Court for Their Rightful
Place on Ballot
Political Freedom of Every Citi
zen Is Involved in Present
Great Issue
FIGHTING only for the right to
vote as partisans for the candi
dates of their party, the repub
licans of California have appealed
to the supreme court to prevent the
consummation of the meanest politi
cal crime ever contemplated in the
name of reform
Through their chief counsel. Attor
neys Clayberg and Rose, the 13 re
publican? nominated for presidential
electors by the republican convention
in Sacramento yesterday applied to
the supreme court for a writ of man
date to compel Secretary of State
Jordan to put their names on the
ballot as republicans and for an order
restraining him from putting the
names of the progressive nominees
on the ballot with any manner of
republican designation.
The republicans' petition was filed
late yesterday afternoon. Several
members of the court, including the
chief justice, had left for the day, but
It Is probable that jp conference today
the court will grant the alternative
and set the date for their return,
Sbarboro Verifies Petition
The republicans' petition was verified
by Andrea Sbarboro, for himself and on
behalf of the 12 republicans nominated
with him for electors for pcesident and
vice president. Clayberg and Rose will
be assisted by Walter R. Bacon and
Samuel M. Shortridge of San Francisco
and Leroy A. Wright of San Diego.
The issue which will be presented to
the court involves the question under
lying the republican form of govern
ment —the right of franchise. By seiz
ing and attempting to hold the name of
the republican party the national pro
gressive party machine in California
boldy has proclaimed its intention to
disfranchise every republican voter in
California. Unashamed of their broken
oaths and crying only for the spoils of
office, the members of the national pro
gressive party have attempted to de
liver California to Roosevelt and John
son by preventing the republicans from
voting for President Taft.
Making no pretense of fealty to the
solemn oaths they took in order to get
their names on the republican primary
ballot and having formally and most
unequivocally repudiated the republi
can party and its platform, the party
masqueraders, acting under the whip
of the administration, purpose to per
sist In the theft of a party name for the
elector candidates who, if elected, will
vote for the progressive party candi
Issue Affects Political Freedom
The republicans of California have
been subjected to some raw political
jobbery, but never before was ther* a
machine sufficiently drunk with its
power to attempt to disfranchise all
the members of a great political party.
Reduced to a single proposition, th*
supreme court Is asked to decide that
men who formally have repudiated the
republican party in convention, and
that candidates avowedly are
members of a party antagonistic to the
republican party, are in fact and in law
not republicans.
To the plain citizen unversed, in the
mysteries of applied progressivelsm that
proposition would seem serf-evident
However, the state machine, supported
by the attorney general's construction
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