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FOLITICAL 9 I f"| I i^
SPORTING 111 I 1111 X
FINANCIAL B ■ *■ ■ ■ **
"Reform" Law Disfranchises Republicans of California
Taft Ticket Eliminated
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Supreme Court So Rules
Progressive Legislation Reduces
Thousands of Citizens to
Political Level of Aliens
"Darkest South" Furnishes No
Parallel of Serfdom Johnson
Machine Imposes
DISFRANCHISED for the coming
presidential election, the repub
lican men and women of Cali
fornia have been robbed of the J
right to vote for the candidates and i
the policies of their party.
There will be no Taft electors on the ;
November ballot.
And this in the name of Iloosevelt.
Johnson and righteousness.
A "■progressive" legislature, driven
under the •whip of the governor, ■who
is the progressive party candidate for j
vice president, has put thousands of
California men and women in the same
political category -with ths sodden
negroes of the darkest south.
Tt has taken fTom them the right of
the elective franchise.
Decision Eliminates Taft
Bound by a law which it denounced
as •'unjustifiable,'* the supreme court
•"as compelled yesterday to deny the
petition to compel Secre
. •-'■y of Stafe Jordan to put their '
cetor candidates on the official bal- j
lot as republicans and to restrain him
from putting the progressives on the
ballot falsely designated as republicans, j
That decision means that President i
Taft can not be voted for in California, j
It means that a "progressive" legisla
ture has enacted a law through which
California is made the one state in the I
T'nlon where white citizens—men and:
women—are denied the right to vote for !
prpsident as their consciences dictate.
It does not mean that the law is con
stitutional. As a matter of fact each of |
the five justices of the supreme court !
who yesterday joined in denying the |
republicans , petition freely suggested ■ ,
from the bench that the law was not j
Constitutionality Not aßised
The cpurt was precluded from pass
ing upon that question because it was
not raised by the petitioners. The
petition was denied on demurrer inter
posed by Attorney General Webb, who
represented Secretary of State Jordan.
Webb made no attempt to defend the
policy of the law. He contended that
since the petitioners did not raise the
question of the constitutionality of the
law they presented a question otitside
the jurisdiction of the court.
John B. Clay berg:. David S. Rose and
Walter R. Bacon, for the republicans,
contended that the California men and
women of the national republican
party had been defrauded of their
rights under color of a law which pre
tended to be a measure designed to
protect and perpetuate the rights of
Sri and of political parties.
Equity the Only Issue
They insisted that they, on behalf of
the republicans of California and of
the nation, did not ask the court to
decide a political question—a contro
versy between two factions of a po
litical party—but a question of equiti
es between two distinct and antago
Attorney General Webb, presenting
hie demurrer, admitted freely enough
Jhat the elector candidates nominated
by the progressives, if elected, would
not vote for the nominees of the re
publican party and that they would
vote for the nominees of the national
progressive party.
He admitted that the parties were
antagonistic; that they were separate
and distinct political entities, but he
insisted that the court was precluded
from interfering. He declared that
the legislature had the right, if it
chose, to disfranchise the electors of
one party by giving its name to the
candidates of another party, because
the federal constitution made the legis
lature supreme in the matter of select
ing presidential electors.
Chief Justice Assails Mooseism
Chief Justice Beatty, speaking for
[the court, pertinently pointed out the
irreconcilable differences between the
republican and national progressive
uarty by stating that the national pro-
Continued »n Mage 2. Column 3
Following are extracts from
the statement made by Chief
Justice Beatty from the bench
I think It is very bad law and
>vill disfranchise practically a
third of the voters of the state.
It disfranchises absolutely all of
the voters of the state as to a
third of their proper representa
tion in the state convention.
It (the nat'onal progressive
party) has declared itself to.be
a new party on one of the most
fundamental principles of gov
ernment. It would conTert this
country into a pure democracy
instead of a representative form
of government. That is what it
proposes to do.,
• • •
The convention was regularly
held and it actod according to its
notion of expediency and good
fa'th. and the courts can not in
quire into it. "We can decide only
what is legal under the state
He (the legislative nominee)
may be bound in honor, but he
does not cease to be a member of
a party for the purpose of the
election law of this state until
he changes his declaration and
• • •
Tbe law nifrrbt have answered
very well under ©r«tti»r#
cumstancev luit In a condition
like this it does not and if is
not instifiable, in my opinion,
but it is the law.
If they had had such a law at
the time Buckner and Mr. Bryan
were rival democratic candidates
it very well mieht have resulted
in the nomination of presidential
♦ lectors who would have voted
for General Buckner.
The law ought not to have
been passed, in my opinion, but
ifeinjr passed we ere bound by
it as long as it is conceded to be
Pretty Red Maiden
Becomes Bride Of
Rich Englishman
[Specral Dispatch to The Call]
EXTERPRISE, Oct. 3.—James Lyons
Bowers, wealthy scion of a prominent
English family, who has been in this
country scarcely five months, was to-
day married to Minnie Spencer, a come-
ly Indian maiden of this county. The
bride is the daughter of Chief Jack A.
Spencer, a full blooded Moretown In
dian and former chief of that tribe.
The father of the girl is a store
keeper at Enterprise, where the young
couple will reside. The marriage at
tracted unusual interest.
The couple wre married with the
full church service and the ceremony
attracted a big gathering of Indians
to this city.
$1,000,000 HEIR IS KILLED
American Army Engineer Meets
Death in Honolulu
B\) Federal Wireless
HONOLULU, On. 2. —Wilson M. Iloge.
I formerly of Wheeling, W. Va.,
[ who was employed as a jcivil en-
Igineer by the quartermasters de
partment of the United States army,
in Scfiofield barracks, fell from a wagon
while returning from an inspection of
! work in.Castner, and died in the mill-
I tary hospital yesterday. Hoge,
j was 35 years old, was the sole heir to
an estate of more than £1,000,000, which
would have been his on the death of
j elder unmarried aunts in Wheeling.
Tragedy Occurs at Dover Short
ly After Midnight
DOVER, Oct. 4.—The British sub
marine B 2 was run down here early*
this morning by the Hamburg-Amer
icsn liner Amerika. It sank at once,
drowning 14 of its crew. The officer In
command was rescued-
THE San Francisco CALL
Mrs. Ida Holioway Shot and
Instantly Killed by Hus
band in Rage
Slayer Calmly Calls Chief of
Police to House and Sur
renders Himself
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PALO ALTO. Oct. 3.—Mrs. Ida Hollo
way, a member of the pioneer Pala
mquntaln family of Mayfleld, was shot
and Instantly killed by her husband.
Almon Holloway, a carpenter. In their
home at the corner of Palo Alto avenue
and Cowper street, shortly after noon
today. Almon Jr., the six year old eon
of the couple, ran Into the house just
as his mother fell dead on the floor,
and was compelled to sit in the parlor
while his father telephoned for the po
"I ye kiHed my wife, Chet: T'm over
here at the house," were the words used
by Holloway in his message to Chief of
Police Chester F. Noble.
Noble secured an automobile and in
company with Harry Corbaley. went to
the Holloway home at 446 Palo Alto
avenue The husband stood in the
front doorway holdln% 'n his hand the
revolver that a few minutes before had
sent his wife to her death. Holloway
surrendered the gun and was lodged in
the city. jail, but later in the afternoon
was transferred to the county Jail in
San Jose.
Woman Shot Through Head
The body of Mrs. Holloway was found
*>*l»e in a I»*t,.of blood on the pantry
floor. The gas in %he cook stove was
still burning , , and everything indicated
that the tragedy oc-curred while the
noon meal was in preparation. Three
shots were fired by the husband, one
of them passing , through the woman's
head and causing instant death. An
other bullet entered the right wrist
and powder marks around the wound
show that the shot was fired at close
Holloway claims self defense, but the
police favor the theory that it was a
deliberate murder, committed in a fit
of uncontrollable temper.
The fatal shooting terminated a
series of domestic quarrels covering a
period of several years?. Mrs. Holloway
brought suit for divorce a veer ago and
secured an interlocutory decree, which
compelled the husband to contribute to
the support of herself and little son.
While the divorce proceedings were
pending Mrs. Holloway stayed with
relatives, and the son boarded with a
family in this city. Through the ef
forts of Holloway a reconciliation was
effected last February and the couple
had been living in the Palo Alto home
since that time.
Neighbors Hear Screams
According to neighbors, the couple |
had been quarreling again of late and
on many occasions Mrs. Holloway had
been heard screaming. Shortly after
12 o'clock today the screams were re
peated, and neighbor* thought nothing
of it until three pistol shots rang out.
Mrs. W. W« I'amron, who lives next
door, telephoned to Chief of Police
Noble, who was leaving tVie house when
Continued on Page 2, Column 4
grape and raisin crop, the greatest in
the history of the San Bernardino val
ley, is threatened with serious damage.
A half inch of rain today soaked the
vineyards and raisins in course of cur
ing. Unless fair weather prevails to
morrow the damage will amount to
thousands of dollars.
Citrus Crops Aided
LOS ANOELES, Oct. 3.—Rain which
fell throughout southern California last
night ami today did untold good to the
' citrus crops, but considerable damage
was inflicted upon beans, grapes, to
matoes and walnuts.
Twelve Year Old Boy Shoots
Parent in Face
POCATELLO, IdaTio, Oct. 3.—"You
will never punish me again." said John
Whitaker, a IJ. year old boy, to hie
mother today, and Immediately fired
both barrels of a shotgun full in hie
mother's face, killing her instantly.
The boy then reloaded his gun and rode
away. A posse is In puqsult, but have
been unable to find any trace of him.
Hostilities Reported on in Earn
est as Promised Ultimatum
Is Not Forthcoming
Bulgarians Cross Frontier;
Ready lor Fight; Throngs
Cry for Blood
Turkish cabinet vote 4 yesterday ♦• ac- |
cept Italy , * latent prep«aal» for peace, '
wu the announced**** made today |
from an authoritative source. The pre
liminary agreements: are to he signed
upon the arrival at Oechy of a apectal
Turkish emissary *t*o left Constanti
nople Immediately after the cabinet
The following conflicting dispatches
Were received in this city last night con
cerning the conclusion of peace between
Italy and Turkey:
PARIS, Oct. 3.—Poaee Is declared be
tween Italy nnd Turkey.
The Turks abandoned sovereignty
! over Tripoli.-
I The sultan reserve* spiritual claims
that Turkey agrees to withdraw her
troops and endeavor to persuade the
Arabs to submit.
Italy agrees to help Turkey float a
ROME. Oet| Italian foreign
office today feaied the reports that
peace had been Concluded lartweeo Italy
and Turkey. \
LONDON', Oct. b«twe«n
tlie Balkan state* Turkey have
commenced, according to reports from
many grounds tonight. A dispatch to
the Russian government Bays Bulgar
ians are crossing the frontier.
Military action has outstripped slower
footed diplomacy, for no ultimatum has
yet been presented to Turkey and In
Constantinople none Is expected until
Monday. The porte, however, has sent
an official notification to the powers
which reads:
"In view of the manifestly aggressive
attitude of the Balkan states. Turkey
reserves to itse|f full liberty of action,
convinced that %he civilized world will
not fail to do justice to its moderate
attitude. But this can not exclude care
for safeguarding its dignity and secur
ity as well as its rights."
This, it would seem, is the porte's
way of preparing the world for the
failure of the powers to stave off
Turkey has appointed the war min
ister, Nazim Pacha, to supreme com
mand. Roumania has not yet mobil
ized and, it is said, will take no action
for a few days.
Negotiations by the great powers in
favor of peace are being carried on,
the most important conferences being
held in Paris. It is reported Austria
will receive Europe's mandate to take
the needful steps to localize the war.
All dispatches from the near east
are subject to heavy delay and censor
Children Cry for War
LONDON, Oct. 3.—The Daily Chron
icle correspondent draws a graphic
picture of the scenes in the streets,
which are stirring in the extreme.
Continued on Pagt 4, Column 1
TRENTON. N. J.. Oct. 3.—With many
persons watching him at the interstate
fair grounds this afternoon, Charles F.
Walsh, while making a spiral descent
In a biplane, fell to instant death a
quarter of a mile outside the fair
grounds. Practically every bone in
his body was broken and hi* face and
body were badly cut. Hβ had fallen
2,000 feet.
Walsh had been giving exhibitions at
the fair all week and this year, for the
first time, was doing fancy stunts in
the air with his machine. He was prob
ably 5,000 feet high when he began his
descent. He was making the spiral
descent with the front of the machine
pointed almost downward when the
upper plane seemed to become loose.
Walsh could be plainly seen struggling
to regain hie balance, but without avalL
The machine then made a rapid descent,
and the spectators realised that Walsh
had lost control of the machine and
that death was imminent.
Walsh wm 25 years old and a native
of San Diego, Cal. ate wife and two
children are visiting; in Hammondsport,
N. V., where they Intended remaining
while he wa* flying In the east.
Walsh learned to ftr with Lincoln
! Beachy.
Love Masks Avarice
Woman's Tale of Woe
Mrs. Eugenia C. Van Luven of Oakland, who declares thai she was
swindled out of valuable Lake county property by Alexander Murdoch, who
wooed her though he had a family in England.
Former Widow of San Francisco Judge Causes
Arrest of Alexander Murdock for Perjury
Accused by the woman he courted in marriage of making love to her only
for the purpose of securing her property, and of swearing that he was not
already married, Alexander Murdocfc, a real estate broker of Oakland and
head of the Crescent Investment company of that city, was arrested last
evening on a warrant sworn to before Police Judge Deasy of San Fran-
■• I
[Special Dispatch to The C«H] .
CLEVELAND. Oct. S.—Fashionable
guests at the coming wedding of Jflss
Martha Calhoun and Wilson B. Hicko*
at the Calhoun mansion. Derbyshire
road, may be forced to ilfee the back
door to get in.
Derbyshire road, in front of the house,
Iβ going to be sold by the sheriff two
days before the wedding, which is s«t
for October 12. Patrick Calhoun, trac
tion magnate, may buy tl»e road him
self to prevent the humiliation of guests
at his daughter's wedding.
The Calhoun home will not be sold
at the sale, although Calhoun says the
building belongs to the Euclid Heights
Realty company, whose property is be
ing disposed of.
The reason given by the creditors'
attorneys is that the general mort
gage on the realty company which' Cal
houn promoted does not cover Cal
noun's home. But the road in front
of the Calhoun home never was dedi
cated to the village and the mortgage
covers it. Calhoan can keep his front
entrance by buying it.
Calhoun intimated that he expects
to find financial backing in his effort
to buy up the property at the sheriff , * ■
Cisco charging him with perjury.
Accusation Against Murdock
The complaining witness is Mrs. Eu
genia C. Van Luven, wife of C. F. Van
Luvei, an Oakland shoe dealer, and
widow of the late Judge James A.
Campbell of San Francisco. She al
lege# that after she and Murdock had
broken their engagement and she had
appealed to the courts for a return of
her property, on the ground that it
had been taken from her by fraud and
deception, Murdock went before a no
tary public and made oath that he was
single end capable, of entering into a
l#gal marriage.
Admits Having Family
This was in December, 1911. Mean
while Mrs. Van Luven and her attor
ney, Frank J. Gordon of Oakland, de
clare that they discovered that Mur
dock had a wife and two children liv
ing in England. When arrested last
night Murdock admitted this, but said
he would be able to clear himself of
the charge. I
The warrant for t#e arrest of Mur
dock formed the keystone of a civil
cult brought In the superior court of
Lake county by Mrs. Van Luven for
the recovery of property valued at
130,000, which, .she asserted, Murdock
wheedeled from. h«r during the early
days of their romance, three years ago.
It was in his answer to this suit that
.Murdock swore he was unmarried and
therefore was acting in good faith
Coatfrfued pi Pace 4, Colama 5
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 74;
lofpest Wednesday night, 56.
settled, moderate southwest wind.
For Details of the Weather S«e Page 14
Money King's Narrative of How
He Was Held Up in 1904
by Teddy's Handy Men
$150,000 FOR COLONEL'S
Financier, Telling Committee He
Expected No Favors, Is
Silent as to Rewards
j [Special Dispalch to The Call]
With grim humor and the
utmost frankness, J. Picrpont
Morgan, reckoned the most potent
financial factor in the world, told to
day, before the Clapp investigating
committee, how the handy men ot
Theodore Roosevelt came to his
office, hat in hand, and carried away
$150,000. which was the Morgaji firm's
contribution to the colonel's cam
paign in 1904.
In *a melodious voice, with
a note of authority that bespoTce'the
habit of being obeyed, Morgan gave
a word picture of the campaign of
1904 that has not been duplicated by
any of the witnesses before the senate
Skirmishers for Coin
It was a picture .of George B.
Cortelyou. the personal representative
of Roosevelt, dropping in at Morgan's
office at frequent intervals; of Cor
nelius N. Bliss, 'the Roosevelt treas
urer, gently hinting that more money,
i was needed; of pools being raised in
tha colonel's interest, and of the subtle
methods by which the word circulates
through the financial district that this
candidate or the other is favored.
There was no "concert of action," as
Morgan expressed It. He talked to
thousands of men who dropped into his
office to discuss the campaign.
Morgan's "Mite"
Morgan had made one contribution
of $100,000 to the national campaign
"without any hops of reward." but
later, when Bliss called on him and
observed that there was serious danger t
that Roosevelt would lose New York
state, Morgan chipped in another $50,
--000. making $150,000.
George V- Perkins, then a partner of
Morgan, and now the chief financial
backer of Colonel Roosevelt, was very
firmly planted on the job even in those
earlier days. As Morgan described,
when asked whether the insurance
companies were contributing much in
1904: "I don't know. I never heard
anything about the insurance com
panies except through Perkins, who
was a trustee of the Js>w Tork Life.
Of course, when he came in from the
meetings I would say. "Perkins, how
do they feel around there today? , and
he would tell me. I do not remember
the details, however."
Morgan, despite his seclusion from
the great run of men, living almost ex-
Across the street from the
Call Building, a few doors
west from the Paul T. Carroll
Hat Store, is
San Francisco's
Finest Store
Men's Furnishings
Two Stores
One Thought—Quality
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