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Number of Sports Items in Yesterdays
CALL Chronicle ...... 67
10 3 Examiner 76
Both Quantity) and Quality in The Call.
Austria Gives Adhesion to Form
of Demand; British As=
sent Assured
Collective Note to Balkan States
to Follow Completion of
Preliminaries -
Diplomats Fear That Martial
Spirit May Precipitate War
at Any Moment
PAUIS, Oct. 6.—Austria has given
adhesion to the plan formulated
by the French and Russian
foreign ministers to deal with
the Balkan situation. Austria, how
ever, suggested a slight change in the
working of the proposals, which met
with the immediate approval of M.
Poincare and M. Sazonoff. The only
effect of the amendment is to more
sharply define the intentions of the
powers and to present a more precise
statement of them.
It is understood that the proposals
do not include a demand for the
autonomy of Macedonia, but urge the
adaptation of article 23 of the treaty of
Berlin, which provides for a larger
measure of home rule. ,
It is believed that the proposals will
remove any lurking suspicions in
Engiand that the continental powers
were contemplating a settlement
wholly at the expense of Turkey.
Modifications Approved
Germany and Italy have approved
their ally's modifications, so that,
with the full adhesion of the British
government, which is confidently ex
pected tomorrow, the powers will be
in position to say to the Balkan coal
ition that the Balkan states will no
longer have to depend on the prom
ises of Turkey, but on the pledged
word of Europe.
The reply of Count yon Berchthold,
the Austrian foreign minister, which
was received at Qua* d'Orsay this
morning, has ..causec»-?rr3
to the French government. The alter
ations to the note which Count yon
Berchthold suggested include an ex
plicit declaration that the reforms to
I c inaugurated will affect neither the
integrity of Turkey nor the sover
eignty of the sultan, that they should
be applicable to the Ottoman empire
as a whole, and that instead of the
ambassadors at Constantinople pre
senting Turkey with the written de
mands they content themselves with
a collective verbal representation of
what they conceive to be the neces
sary steps Turkey should take.
Guarantees to Be Demanded
The French government is confident
that all the preliminaries will be com
pleted in time to permit Russia and
Austria to present a collective note to
Sofia, Belgrade, Athens and Cettinje
tomorrow, or, at the latest, Tuesday.
As soon as this is done Turkey will
be invited to give guarantees that will
render effective the promise that
Europe will be responsible for the re
alization of reforms.
In official circles the feeling prevails
that this guarantee ought to satisfy
:he Balkan states if, as they profess,
heir sole motive in mobilizing against
Turkey was to force the reforms pro
vided for in the treaty of Berlin. At
:he same time it is realized that, while
.he governments in the coalition may
!>c willing to accept this guarantee,
they are feeling more and more the
uressure of militarism.
With peace on the point of being
signed with Italy the martial spirit of
Turkey has reached a stage which it
is difficult to control. If the Balkan
governments can hold the fighting
clement in check French officials are
hopeful that the diplomats may win
out against the soldiers.
(•reck Residents of San
Francisco Pledge the
Fatherland Aid
Hellenic patriotism, blazoned forever
the world's history in Thermopylae
nnd Salamis, has lost none of Its fervor
In the centuries that have elapsed since
lliat time, if the mass meeting of the
;<rck residents of San Francisco to
CUSS plans to aid their country in the
-ending war with the Turks, held
. esterday morning in the Greek church
Bt Seventh and Folsom streets, is a fair
Separated from their fatherland by
distances of which their forefathers
never dreamed, with a strange conti
nent intervening, they responded to the
call to arms, to fight against their an
cient enemies, as loyally and promptly
as if the battlefield were only a few
scant miles away instead of two weeks'
A proclamation has been issued by
the local patriotic committee appointed
by Consul Richard de Fontana, calling
on all men who can bear arms to enlist
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
THE San Francisco CALL
Japanese Aviator
Killed in Crash
With a Windmill
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BATH, N. V., Oct. 6.—
Mothosia Kondo, a Japanese
aviator, was thrown head fore
most to the ground when his
machine struck a windmill dur
ing a flight at Savona this morn
ing, and suffered injuries from
which he died soon afterward.
Kondo had just ascended and
was circling at a height of 40
feet, preparing to mount to a
loftier altitude.
Turning sharply to avoid a
collision with a barn, his ma
chine crashed into the iron
derrick of a windmill. The im
pact wrecked the supporting
frame of the aeroplane, which,
careened, and the aviator
plunged to the earth. . He
landed on his" head and' lived
only a few minutes.
Kondo obtained his aviator's
license at San Diego, Cal., last *
Man Gives Himself
Up and Confesses
To Stealing $75,000
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 6.—That he stole
$76,000 from the .British government
in Sydney, New South Wales, while in
the employ of the government, was
the confession made by Robert Charles
Holt, alias Clafton, who surrendered
himself to the police this evening.
Holt gave himself up because he saw
Hose Miller, a woman with whom he
had been living at the time of the
theft and whom he feared would be
tray him to the police. He will be
held in jail pending advices from the
British consul in San Francisco.
The police here are undetermined
whether the man is telling the truth,
or whether he is seeking arrest in or
der to secure his deportation to Aus
• . V* "- 'Jl "•-'- . J * -
Recovery of Women and Base
ball Catcher Problematical
CTHCO, Oct. 6.—Four persons were i
injured, three perhaps fatally, early to
day when an automobile in the Dayton
road ran Into a slough early this morn
The injured are Miss Mildred Price,
internal injuries: Miss Mary Banley, in
ternal injuries; Dick Moore, catcher for
Chico baseball club, seriously injured;
Nat Broyles, ranch owner, minor in
The recovery of the two young
women and of Moore is problematical.
The car, running at a good rate of
speed, missed a bridge and ran into a
slough. It is reported that it turned
over. Miss Price, the most seriously
injured of the four, was buried in the
mud to her waist.
Broyles, who was driving the car,
recently inherited large estates.
Two Hundred Prominent Phy
sicians Make Morbid Contract
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—Two hundred
prominent physicians of Brooklyn and
Long Island voluntarily pledged their
bodies to the dissecting table, at a
meeting held in Hoffman island by
the Associated Physicians of Long
The idea primarily is the education
of the public and to make the people
understand that autopsies are in the
interest of medical science.
In taking this action the assembled
physicians wish to dissipate the mor
bid impression which the general pub
lic has in regard to autopsies.
Driver Surrenders and Is
Charged With Manslaughter
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 6.—Becoming con
fused while crossing the street. Mrs.
Lucia H. Fish of 2915 McClure street,
aged 60 years, was struck by a run
about automobile driven by Arthur
Muenk, at Twentieth street and San
Pablo avenue, at 8:30 o'clock tonight,
receiving injuries from which she died
an hour later. Muenck lives at 2554
East Sixteenth street. He surrendered
himself at the Central police station
and was charged with manslaughter.
He was released on his own recog
Thomas J. Ryan Commits Sui
cide in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 6.—Thomas
J. Ryan, for many years a democratic
leader in this city and a prominent
promoter of amusement enterprises.
ended his life today by shooting him
self through the mouth. His body was
found in his office shortly after he
had" been discussing business affairs
with his private secretary.
Recent Mimic War Between Red
Army and Blue Has Dole
ful Aftermath
Officers Who Feasted Upon
Blooded Broilers in Danger
of Losing Straps
ONli large sputtering bombshell j
—the only non-theoretical relic ;
of the late theoretical war be
tween the Red army and the
Blue—is hovering over the campflre of
the "California national guard, all i
primed and ready to explode. j
. It was found on .the field of battle
down near Mission San Juan Bautista, !
when the practical board of damage I
appraisers from the regular army, fol- '
lowing in the wake of the theoretical
invaders, came to settle the bills. A
rancher had missed some chickens—
several chickens—lss chickens, to be
exact, and he wanted the government
to «pay-' for them. They were prize |
chickens, he said.
The.-government paid, but the samel
hand that signed the check signed al.-o
an order for dropping the bombshell in j
the proper place, as the rancher, mi.
stating his case, had convinced the I
board that his chickens had not strayed I
away because they left their heads be- j
hind them—lss .heads in one pile. It
looked to the army board like foraging,
which in civil life is chicken stealing,
and it was decided that this was carry
ing the theory of war a little bit too
Adjutant General Forbes, head of the
California militia, conducted the inves
tigation, and after two month.* he has
placed the bombshell and applied the
torch. It is filled with something more
than mere lead, and when it goes off
the victims, wno Trieiude some of the
"higheY tips"' of the valiant guard, will
be beyond the skill of the field surgeon.
Unlike the theoretical dead, they will
•>p theoretically annihilated, and future
wars will worry along without them.
For it has developed that the board
of damage appraisers reasoned logY
i(*Uv when it #dded two an|
four in the matter of chickens. Taking
into Consideration the .proximity of the
chickens .ranch to the Red army on a
certain tlay and the fact that the heads
were left behind, the appraisers as
sumed that at least one *'mess" fared
high during,the War. Hav
ing assumed that mucf\. there rame the'J
question of who ate the broilers. I
No one knew. Adjutant General E.
A. Forbes was asked to investigate,
and a special report was made to Wash
ington. The war department, glancing
Continued on Page 2, tulnmt 2
Louis Spitzer, Blockade Runner,
Gentleman Adventurer, Meets
Sad Ending
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
IflBW YORK, Oct. 6.—A seaman who
died aboard the bark Fue Heng Suey,
arrived here 136 days from Honolulu,
has been identified as Louis Spitzer, the
famous blockade runner, gentleman ad
venturer, last of the American privateer
Spitzer died at sea after trying
bravely to hide his identity, and doing
the hard work of a forecastle hand
under the racking pains of a consump
tive almost worn to skin and bones.
Spitzer was Vie hero of the oriental
waters for a decade or more. With
his brother, Dick, he revived in reality
the most adventurous days of the free
lanc*»s of the seven seas. As pearler,
blockade runner, gun runner, Louis
Spitzer had nair breadth escapes which
would fill many volumes. Again and
again he laughed at great fleets of the
world powers, at the spitting guns of
heavily manned forts, the gold lace of
angry admirals and even the stone
walls of oriental jails. His brother
shared most of his later adventures.
Throughout the Russo-Japanese war
the "Spitzer brothers" and their food
ships worried the great Japanese ad
miral Togo and the scout commanders
of the Japanese fleet.
When Stoessel and the garrison of
Port Arthur were beleaguered by the
late Generals Nogi and Nodzu. com
manding the forces in the lines at
Dslny, Louis and Dick Spitzer electri
fied the world by running ship after
ship through the network of Japanese
warships and Japanese submerged
mines, feeding the starved soldiers of
the white tzar from the most dangerous
possible inlet.
In Manila word was received that
fabulous sums could be earned by the
man who would pierce the Japanese
lines on land or water around Port
Arthur. At a "secret conference with
the Muscovite agents, Louis Spitzer
took up the Russian bid.
Several trips were successfully made.
At last Dick was taken aboard his
steamer, full to the scuppers with grain '<
Continued en Pace 2, Column 3
New Beauty Is Proclaimed
Call Prize for Sylvia- Hoffman
First winner of one of The Call's gold watches in the beauty contest.
—Harteook i'hoto.
Husband Objects to Woman
Going to Brother's Home
for Dinner
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 6.—Mrs. Alice Silva
insisted upon going to her brother's
home for dinner today, even after her
husband, Alfonso, displayed a revolver
and informed her that unless she re
mained with him he would shoot her.
Both are at the receiving hospital suf
fering from wounds that may prove
After shooting his wife through the
left lung. Silva sent a bullet into his
own breast and another into his skull.
The shooting occurred shortly after
noon at their home, 9910 Walnut street.
Kimhurst. Silva is a dairyman. 26
years old, and his wife is 25.
Miss Marian Lipds, who lives at the
Silva home, was a witness to the shoot
ing. When she attempted to dissuade-
Silva he said: "You get out or I'll kill
you, too." Miss Linds remained quiet
and saw Silva shoot his wife and then
himself. Then she ran from the house
screaming for aid. Patrolmen Nedder
man, Sherry and Thornally rushed the
couple to the receiving hospital, where
Doctor Irwin and Steward-Piatt gave
them medical attention.
According to Charles Silva, brother
of the wounded man, the latter's wife
repeatedly brandished razor at hei
husband and threatened to cut his
"For the last six months," said the
injured man on the operating table,
"thy, wife has been cranky. She goes
out frequently and visits her brother,
Malcom Perry of 1800 Eighty-first ave
nue. She doesn't want to stay with
me. Today when she said she was go
ing to her brother's home for dinner I
told her that unless she remained at
home and got dinner for me I would
shoot her. She wouldn't listen to me,
and I shot her and then myself."
"My husband must have been Insane,"
said Mrs. Silva.
Although their condition is serious.
Doctor Irwin holds out hope for' the
"recovery of both. '
Winner Pecided Ir
The first gold watch has been award
ed in The Call's now famous beauty
Who won it?
Why, Miss Sylvia Hoffman, and it is
safe to say that while Miss Hoffman
counts her friends by the score her list
of admirers has doubled, nay tripled, i
since yesterday morning. Look at this
her latest photograph. Can you won
The last week has been a palpitating
one for any number of fair damsels
whose likenesses have been entered in,
The Call's beauty contest. Telephone
calls, letters and pictures have been
pursuing the Pretty Girl Editor, and
the city was alive with curiosity. The
aforesaid editor had much to do to keep
the name of the first prize winner tb.J
as persistent demands were'
made on her to reveal the winning
Bright and early yesterday morning
San Francisco pounced on its Sunday
Pali, There on the front page of the
magazine section was Artist Rogers'
conception of a pretty girl, but San
Francisco wasn't looking for.that, Tha
city was interested in ; the real girl—
the girl who carried off,the first of .the
weekly prises. So the page was hur
riedly turned and inside-loomed up a
galaxy of-beauties warranted to take
any beauty lover's breath'away.
Congratulations for Winner
From then on until late at night
Miss Sylvia Hoffman was made the re
cipient of many congratulations.
"By Jove!" one man w,as heard to say
on a Key Route ferry,;"l didn't know
we had such pretty girls In San Fran
cisco. I'm glad I wasn't'on that com
mittee of should never have
been able to come to a.decision."
And that's just what the judges
thought for a while. By-which Miss
Hoffman may have the added satisfac
tion of knowing that she was pro
nounced winner in a close contest. No
body, likes to win in a walk
The winner of the first watch Is
manager of -the Joan Harvey hair
dressing parlors at 56 O'Farreil street.
Her picture was sent to The Call office
a week' ago by an enthusiastic ad
mirer. She Is a dalfcty little maid with
a charming manner.
Now, here's a word to the girls whose
pictures appeared with Miss.Hoffman's
CeaUanejl "•■ Page ' % Colusa T '
Employe of Alameda Street De=
partment Incinerated in
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
ALAMEDA, Oct 6.—Daniel Doyle, an
employe of the city street department,
was burned to death shortly before
1 o'clock this morning in a fire that de
stroyed his home at 917 Va San Antonio
avenue. The blaze was caused, it is
supposed, by the upsetting or explosion
of a coal oil lamp.
Doyle was. seen in the street just
before midnight and said that he was
going hOme. The flames were discov
ered three-quarters of an hour later.
When the firemen gained entrance to
the ruihed house Doyle's charred re
mains were on the floor of a bedroom.
He is survived by two sons, Luke and
Benjamin Doyle.
- The home of P. Pazzo, 920 Centennial
avenue, and' the home of Manuel I.opez,
$12 Centennial avenue, both in the rear
of the Doyle house were damaged by
the flames.
, m
Earliest Fall Recorded in South*
crn California
earliest snowstorm ever recorded in
>hiß section of California is reported
at Bear Valley, where there is a foot
and. a half of snow on the ground.
Hundreds of duck hunters have been
driven out of the country by the snow
i and <*olri.
' 1 •
Mrs. McCan First of Her Sex
' to Be Commissioner
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 6.—Mrs. • David
Chambers McCan, prominent club
woman and society leader, announced
today she-had accepted -the position of
civjl service commissioner tendered her
6y Mayor Alexander. Mrs: McCan is
said to.be.jthe first woman civil service
commissioner in the country.
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 62;
lowest Saturday} night, 52.
northwest wind; warmer.
For Details of the Weather See Page 13
Summing Up Political Situation,
President Says Electorate
Will Indorse Policies
Lawful Industrial Agitation Is
Wholesome and Tends to Im
prove Labor Conditions
D ALTON, Mass, Oct. 6.—Presi
dent and Mrs. Taft and their.
guest, Miss Mabel Boardman,
spent a quiet Sunday here with
Senator Crane. The second day of
1 their six day automobile trip through
Massachusetts, Vermont and New
Hampshire was in marked contrast
to the first. In the morning the presi
dential party attended church in Dal-
I ton, and late in the afternoon motored
to Senator Crane's country place,
seven miles away.
Early tomorrow the presidential
party will strike northward into Ver
Gratified by Situation
President Taft tonight summed up
the political situation in a statement
in which he said:
J have every reason to be satis
fied with political conditions. I
have been pimply overwhelmed for
days past with letters and news
paper clippings showing the trend
of the tide toward flic republican
party, its platform and its candi
dates. I have been especially
gratified by the news from the
northwestern states. Chairman
Hilles of the republican national
committee, who has been visiting
the northwest, tells me that re
ports from all parts of those states
bring most gratifying evidence of
republican confidence and activ
ity, witli earnest determination to
achieve the success of republican
principals and candidates.
Conditions Satisfy Farmers
The population of the northwest
is not surpassed anywhere in intel
ligence and tiirift And attachment
to American institutions. The
farmers of that part of the union
were never so prosperous, and they
do not mean to risk the loss of
their prosperity by abandoning the
republican party, whose policies
have enabled them to prosper. They
are convinced that tin- third term
candidate is no longer in the run
ning-, and that the choice is be
tween the republican platform and
candidates on the one hand and on
tlie other hand the democratic
platform, witli its plank of a tariff
for revenue ' only, and its candi
date, Goveni'ir Wilson, who said
in an address in Williams drove.
Pa., that the farmer does not need
It is unnecessary to explain to
the cast, north or on
the Tact tic slope—what Governor
Wilson's Very frank tlerlaration
would mean with Mr. Wilson in the
White House and a democratic ma
jority in the eapitol.
Domestic Trade Is Growing
The principal reason for the ex
isting prosperity is the assurance
that under the republican policy of
home protection ami trade expan
sion. American Industry, while
reaching for foreign markets, is not
in danger of losing the home mar
ket. While our foreign trade is
growing more rapidly than at any
time in our history, domestic com
ment; is making advances fully as
remarkable. Our population is in
creasing, the demand for the neces
saries of life is increasing propor
tionately and, thanks to a< tive
business and good wages, the peo
ple are able to pay for what they
. H.Anton Bock
Clear Havana
through and
through. VjjTft
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