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Chronicle ...347 Chronicle 42
Examiner 306 56
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call
President Says the Third Term
Party Does Not Expect
to Win Election
Reviews Business Conditions
and Asserts That People
Desire No Change
Farmers Enjoy Greatest Pros
perity in History of Ameri
can Agriculture
BEYKRLV. Mass., Oct. 20.—Presi
dent Taft tonight issued a state
ment predicting republican vic
tory next month and declaring it
"obvious that either the republican or
democratic nominee will be elect* f
He says it is an open secret that " &
third party does not expect success."
The president reviews business con
ditions, which, he says, are unprece
dentedly prosperous, and asserts the be
lief that sober judgment of the voters
will continue present conditions.
The statement reads:
Situation of 1860 Reflected
Fifty-two years ago seceders
from the union thought they were
•:=r a divided north and would
yin an easy victory. There had
been division among the loyal peo
ple, but all united in face of the
lOinraon danger, and, in addition,
cat number of democrats joined
republicans in the successful
struggle for the nation's life. Then
It was said by hostile critics that
the ship of state was drifting. It
drifted —yps, with Lincoln at the
,i, from the reefs of secession
slavery into the placid waters
of union and liberty.
Democracy Never Profits
Under Lincoln's successors it has
•-•d on, propelled by the winds
rosperity, save when its voyage
been halted by just such a
visitation of storm and stress, of
torn protection sails and broken
business bulkheads, as we now are
threatened with, should Baltimore
supplant Chicago, which it did not
in 1«60, and will not in 1&12.
our friends, the enemy, say the
democracy has learned its mistake
and does not mean to repeat them.
In some measures this is true as
to the past, and the republican
party lias had a difficult, if un
essful task in teaching the
democracy its mistakes, so far as it
has been taught; but somehow the
obstinate pupil comes forward
four years to be taught
Present Conditions Satisfying
I am plad to say, however, that
I y democrats have learned
their lesson well and are refusing
•o leave the firm ground of pros
perity for the quagmire of busi
disruption. trade depression
commercial industrial deple
i. From all parts of the coun
assurances are coming that
.:. rnocrats intend to vote for the
.hliran candidates and a con
lation of prosperous business
. onditions, and against the pro
pram of economic confusion and
altatic subversion of our in
tttoßS supported by the demo
eratio candidates and their allies.
l ><-mocratic workingmen refuse to
led from the factory and good
■Aages of 1912 back to the demo
tic hard times of 1893-97. They
prefer independence and money in
savings bank to loss of em
inent and dependence on
• i.arity.
.Merchants Want No Change
i >.-mocratic business men feel the
a way. They know that when
..-tries languish their business
languishes, too. The pay envelopes
„ a the feeders of trade in every
form. "When they arc empty or
scrimpy the hißßcst department
store feels the effect, as well as the
corner grocery.
Drifting? Well, let me glance
at some of the drift. Our home
_ rket has drifted from $7,000,
--ooo.HOO in IS7O to $33,000,000,000. A
drift, that. And it is this
magnificent home market without
! in the past or present, that
the democrats propose to dismem
brr and disorganize, and invite
y nation in the world to prey
v, hile those same nations
. the barriers to their own
markets just as high as they please.
Then look at our foreign trade.
A favorite democratic argument is
? ■( -piibJu aiis build up and cul
e home market at the ex
penae of our foreign commerce,
i the fact is that the growth
' foreign trade has kept propor
onatt pace almost with the do
irom $1,000,000,000 in IS7O
$4,000,000,000 in 1912.
Our exports for the last year
punted to $2.170.31 D,325. of which
1674,302,902 were manufactures
iv for consumption, the largest
..rt trade and the largest pro
ton of manufactures ready for
- consumption the country has ever
The American manufacturer and
the American worker would not
have much spirit left for invading
the foreign market if depriced by
. democratic "tariff for revenue
ol the best market of all,
than equal in purchasing
to all Europe, the home
• which they now control,
thanks to the republican protective
this imprecedenteal growth
luo Untied «■ l'age '1, Column 6
Twins, 81 Years Old,
To Vote First Time
For the President
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
bert G. Hall and his twin
brother, G. Alfred Hall, who cel
ebrated their eighty-first birth
day last month, will cast their
first ballots for presidential
electors in November. The Hall
brothers are the oldest telegraph
operators living in the district
of Columbia, and the oldest
members of the local Masonic
fraternity as well.
The two brothers acted as
marshals in the escort of Presi
dent Lincoln, riding on either
side of his carriage from Wil
lard's hotel to the capitol and
back during the inaugural cere
Albert G. was in Ford's thea
ter the night President Lin
coln was assassinated and saw
Booth leap from the president's
box after the murder.
Policeman's Hand
Saves Theatrical
Man From Murder
Bp Federal Wireless
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20.—Enraged be
cause A. L. Gore, owner of the Metro
politan theater, would not permit him
to enter on account of his intoxicated
condition, Manuel Morra drew a re
volver and attempted to shoot the the
atrical man. Policeman J. L. Farley,
who was near when the weapon was
drawn, leaped forward just as the Mex
ican pulled the trigger, and the hammer
of the weapon fell on the fleshy part
of the policeman's palm. Gore is so
elated over his escape that he has
issued a perpetual pass to the police
man and family. The assailant was
arrested and placed in jail on a charge
»f assault with a deadly weapon.
Injuries May Kill Cyclist Struck
by Bank President
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 20.—Driving his
automobile at high speed on the wrong
side of the street, A. J. Stephenson,
president of a bank in Xewman, Cal.,
ran down Antone Pimental, a teamster
of 137 Eleventh street, at East
Twelfth street and Lakeside boulevard
this evening.
Pimental. riding a motorcycle, was
hurled high in the air and into
Stephenson's machine. His skull was
fractured and he also suffared internal
injuries from which he may die. Ser
geant Frank Ahcarn removed the in
jured man to the receiving hospital and
arrested Stephenson, who, according to
the police, was obviously under the in
fluence of liquor.
He will be charged with man
slaughter if Pimental dies.
District Attorney Wants to
Show Graft Collections
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.—Whether Lieu
tenant Becker's bank accounts, show
ing deposits at the rate of about $10,000
a month while his police pay was only
$2,250 a year, shall be admitted as evi
dence for the prosecution in his trial
for the murder of Rosenthal will, in
the opinion of many, be a decisive
District Attorney Whitman will try
to prove that Rose collected the money
for Becker from dozens of graft paying
gambling houses.
Mrs. Helen Becker, wife of the pris
oner, will be asked about these de
posits in banks, if possible, as she with
drew much of the money after the mur
der of Rosenthal, when her husband
began to be the object of unfavorable
Child May Have to Undergo
Pasteur Treatment
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAX MATEO, Oct. 20. —George Peop
ple, 11 years old, son of John Peopple,
an upholsterer of San Francisco, who
lives in Cypress avenue, San Mateo,
was bitten by a dog which suddenly
went mad today. He was taken to the
office of Dr. X. D. Morrison, and If the
examination of the dog's head, which
will be made by Health Officer M. J.
evidence of rabies, the
boy will have to undergo the Pasteur
Cuts and Bruises Are Treated at
Harbor Hospital
Aviator Didier Masson was treated
at the harbor hospital yesterday for
numerous cuts and bruises about the
head and body which he said he re
ceived in falling about 400 feet in his
aeroplane while driving over the Ala
meda marshes late yesterday after
noon. Masson was not badly injured
and was able to wolk unassisted into
the hospital.
Captain of Dcs Moines Confers
With Nephew of Former
President at Vera Cruz
Garrison Abandons Island Fort
and Is Shelled by Two
Loyal Gunboats
VERA CRUZ. Oct. 20.—The United
States cruiser Dcs Moines, in
command of Captain Charles F.
Hughes, steamed into this port
during the night. An officer from the
warship visited General Felix Diaz this
morning and arranged an interview on
behalf of Captain Hughes. Genercff^Diaz
then visited the Dcs Moines, where the
American captain and the leader of the
new revolt had a long conference, the
nature of which has not been divulged.
The feeling of anxiety among for
eign residents has been considerably
relieved by the arrival of the Dcs
Moines, and it is considered probable
that a battle, if it is fought, will take
place beyond the city limits.
The German and Russian ministers to
Mexico, who arrived her 6on the
steamer Serugancia. left today for
Mexico City on a special train supplied
by General Diaz. The German and Rus
sian consuls traveled with them part
of the way.
The Ward line steamer Serugancia.
on its arrival yesterday, was warned
by Commodore Azueta, in command of
the gunboats still loyal to the Mexican
government, not to discharge its cargo.
Today Captain Jones of the steamer
was ordered by the company to unload
and he declares his intention of so
doing. The Serugancia has on board
arms and ammunition for the govern
ment, which, if landed, will be seized
by General Diaz. Great interest cen
ters in the attitude Commodore Azueta
will assume in connection with the dis
charge of the cargo and what measures
will be adopted by the Dcs Moines.
More Warships Expected
Two other American warships are ex
pected to reach here at any time. The
Spanish consul lias sent out wireless
messages to passing, steamers to pro
ceed here to take aboard Spanish sub
jects in case of a bombardment.
Alvarado. a minor port about SO miles
south of Vera Cruz, was captured last
night by Major Zerape, a revolutionary
officer. Tuxpam, 147> miles northwest
of Vera Cruz, has declared in favor of
the revolution, the authorities there,
together with 250 veterans and 250
armed volunteers, taking part in the
The rebel generals Aguilar and De
lallave are reported to be moving from
the north to General Beltran's
rear. Beltran has 2,500 men around
Vera Cruz, while the revolutionists
have more than 1.500 within the city
and 2,000 with Generals Aguilar and
A German liner has arrived here to
take off German subjects in case of
The soldiers of the Twenty-first bat
talion, garrisoning Fort Uluoa, located
on an island in Vera Cruz harbor, have
revolted and joined the revolutionary
forces of Felix Diaz.
The gunboats Bravo and Morelos
opened fire on the refugees, killing sev
eral and wounding others. A man
operating a searchlight on one of the
gunboats was killed. The soldiers of
For Uluoa garrison remained inert,
refusing to return the fire of their
The situation at the island is espe
cially serious as Fort Uluoa is used as
a penitentiary. Until the fire waa
opened by the Bravo and Morelos, after
the desertion of the garrison at Fort
Uluoa, it was difficult to understand
the attitude of the gunboats. Commo
dore Azueta, commanding the warships,
still loyal to the government, kept his
guns and searchlights trained inces
santly on the city, allowing no com
munication between the boats and
Diaz Optimistic
Falls Diaz continues optimistic re
garding his chances for a successful
revolutionary movement. Today he said
that the officers and crews of the gun
boats here were with him and that
Commodore Azueta himself had prom
ised to Join his forces, only changing
his mind at the last moment before the
Diaz movement was openly launched.
Today General Diaz sought official
recognition for his propaganda by the
United States government. lie said
that he has presented his cause to
the authorities at Washington through
the American consul at Vera Cruss.
claiming that his possession of two
important seaports and an army of ap
proximately 2,000 entitles him to recog
The revolutionists now hold all the
strategic points within the city with
1,000 seasoned soldiers who have de
serted to the Diaz banner and several
hundred volunteers. The federal troops
occupy a position ten miles beyond the
outskirts of the city, thereby cutting
off communication with the interior.
Recruits From New Mexico
EL, PASO, Tex., Oct 20.—Rebel
troops recruited and armed on Amer
ican soil have begun to cross into
Mexico. A group of 50 men entered
late today at Eelea, -X. M., a few miles
west of El Paso.
Blazing Automobile Explodes
One Hundred Persons Burned
Mayor and Leading Men
01 Petaluma Among the
Seriously Hurt
Victims Clothes Afire as
B urn ing Machine
Emits Fiery Oil
Henry J. Myers, former chief of
lire department, both eara burned
off. ,
Harold R. Campbell, aehool di
rector, probably disfigured for
William Rrandon, face and
hiind*t burned.
Mayor Wllliaaa H. Zartinan,
face, head and baud* horned.
JameM Mott, driver hoae cart,
inhaled flames.
M. J. Hickey, fireman and
city electrician, face and body
.1. H. Mlnner.
William Potter.
Will Cases
U. Corrippo.
Herbert Stone.
Joseph Steiger.
William Dickaoii.
William Stewart.
J. J. Sullivan.
Hugh Roberta.
Daniel W. Kamp.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PETALUMA. Oct. 20.—More than
23 persons, including Mayor Wil
liam H. Zartmen and some of the
most prominent men in Petaluma,
were seriously burned by the explosion
of a gasoline tank on a burning auto
mobile shortly before 10 o'clock this
morning in the principal street of the
business district.
Blazing gasoline was buried in every
direction over a crowd of 200 or more
gathered in respodnaAo i.ie lire/ alarm.
Most of the burns were on the face
and hands of the injured men, the
clothes of nearly all of them caught
fire and for a time the street was in
a pandemonium.
The injured are mostly members of
the fire department. Those who re
ceived the most serious burns are:
James M. Mott, city jailer; inhaled
Mayor William H. Zartman: face and
hands painfully burned; body bruised
by shock of the explosion, which
knocked him down.
Maurice J. Hickey, fireman and city
electrician; burned on face, body and
hands; arm mangled.
Henry J. Myers, former chief of the
fire department; burns on head and
face, both ears burned to a crisp.
Harold R. Campbell, school director;
face and head terribly burned, prob
ably disfigured for life.
Herbert Stone, aged 15, face and
hands burned.
William Brandon, burns on face and
James Steiger, merchant and fire
J. H. Misner, garage owner.
John J. Sullivan, fireman.
William Potter, fireman.
William Dickson, fireman.
Will Casey, fireman.
Daniel W. Kamp, liveryman.
Hugh Roberts, business man.
William Stewart.
B. Corrippo.
Victims Crowd Hospital
Immediately after the accident the
victims were ruahed to the Petaluma
general hospital, which was soon filled
to overflowing. Cots were set up in
the halls and every doctor and nurse
in the city was pressed in service.
Thirty more persons, whose bums
were less Berious, were treated at the
hospital, and many others at the drug
stores and in private homes.
That many were not killed by the
deadly explosion of the superheated
gasoline is considered marvelous, aa
the crowd was packed close about the
burning automobile when the tank,
which contained 10 gallons of the fuel
gave way. It was said at the hospital
that all would recover, though several
will be maimed or disfigured for life.
A pitiful scene followed the explo
sion. Liquid fire seemed to fill the
street, and an instant later shrieking,
maddened men were rushing about in a
frenzy, bfeating at their burning hair
and clothing. Those who had not been
Injured rushed quickly to the rescue,
stripping off tfte burning garments or
wrapping their own coats around the
terrified victims.
Automobiles were impressed from
every part of town for ambulance serv
ice and as quickly as possible the suf
ferers were relieved of the worst
agony of their pain by a corps of doc
tors at the hospital. Women came
with bandages and assisted the hospital
staff for more than two hours after
the accident.
Cause Not Known
Just what caused the accident, which
occurred in front of the garage owned
by J. 11. Misner, in Main street, prob
ably never will be known. The ma
Continued on Pane 2. Column a I
Some of those who were seriously burned by the explosion of an automobile's
gasoline tank.
iQuarryman Kills Woman, Fa
tally Wounds Her Husband
and Shoots Himself
! [Special Dispatch to The Call]
EUREKA. Cal.. Oct. 20. —Enraged at
J fancied insult to his sweetheart.
! George Clark, keeper of supplies for
i the Hammon Engineering company at
! Jacoby creek quarry, today shot and
I killed Mrs. Charles Baxter, wife of the
; head cook of the camp: fatally
| wounded Baxter, and Aye minutes !at"r
| turned the gun upon himself, Inflict-
I ing a wound from which he may die.
Clark had been engaged in a flirta
tion with Aileen Shaw, an assistant in
the cookhouse, who returned his atten
tions. The Baxters did not approve
of the girl's conduct and called her to
task, finally discharging hf»r a week
Clark appeared at the cookhouse to
day, accompanied by the girl, and pre
pared to enjoy dinner in her company.
He was told by Baxter that Miss
Shaw would not be allowed to eat in
the cookhouse. Clark and the girl
left the place in high anger.
Later Clark returned alone, quietly
ate his dinner, and then, entering the
kitchen of the cookhouse, demanded
that Baxter apologize for his conduct
toward Miss Shaw. Baxter refused to
do so.
With an oath Clark drew a re
volver .and fired a bullet into Baxter's
body. As Baxter's wife fled, scream
ing, he shot her between the shoulders.
She fell dead at the door of the cook
Clark rushed from the cookhouse
and took a stand in the roadway,
swinging his revolver in a menacing
manner. Several women who had
rushed to Mrs. Baxter's aid when the
shooting aroused the camp screamed
that she was dead.
"Then I may as well end it all."
called out Clark, as he sent a bullet
through his body only a few inches
from the heart.
Clark now is in a hospital in this
city, as is also Baxter. The latter, it
is certain, can not live, but Clark has
a fighting chance.
The girl over whom the shooting
took place is the daughter of a pio
neer family of this city.
YESTERDAY — Highest lempcratwc, 60;
lowest Saturday night, 50.
east wind, changing to west.
For Details of th» Weather See Pajfe 11
Machine Bearing Wedding Party
Collides With Another Auto;
Seven Persons Injured
| [Special Dispatch to The Call]
VAI.LK.IO. Oct. 20.—While a wedding
party was riding ©ut the Napa road
I today in an automobile, driven by
Verne Young of this city, -,he car col
lided with another machine about one
mile north of Vaile Jo. The occupants
of both automobiles were badly in
jured, and Mrs. C. I. Brown, the bride
lof only ,T0 minutes, is not expected to
[ survive.
Both cars were traveling at a high
rate of speed at the time of the
accident, and met at a sharp cur\e in
the road. There were five Vallejo
people in Young's car. Including Young,
Mr. and Mrs. C. I". Breen. the bride
and groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Sponslcr. while the other machine con
tained .Jack Morrell and Jack Wilson,
business men of Suisari.
The seven people were thrown into
the road when the cars came together,
and Mrs. Brown fell under one of the
machines. Her jawbones were shat
tered, arid she Is suffering from con
cussion of the brain.
Morrell and Wilson are confined at
the Vallcjo General hospital suffering
from internal injuries and bruises.
Young and Mr. and Mrs. Spongier were
badly bruised. According to evewit- I
neaaea taja accident was unavoidable.!
Mrs. Brown was Miss Bmlie Leeland,
la prominent society girl of Vallejo, I
and was married to Brown half an hour'
before the trfcident by Rev. W. C.
Crider of the Christian church of this!
Brown is a well known employe of j
Mure island.
Five Philippine Towns Prac=
tically Wiped Out
MANILA, (»c(. :>o._The typhoon that
swept over several of the Philippine
islands on October lfi resulted in the
death or more than * thousand per
sons. Pour unidentified Americana,
three men and a little girl, w rc.aniung
those killed.
! Servians Capture Strategical
Position and Take Trenches
in Turkish Territory
Around Vranya
! Bulgarians Under Czar Ferdi
nand Drive Soldiers of Porte
Back to Outer Defenses
of Adrianople
i —
Czar Ferdinand Sends
Prediction of Triumph
SOFIA, Oct. 20 In replying
to a telegram from his cabinet,
t'xar Ferdinand sent the follow
ing message today:
"Impressed as I huve alnay a
hcen with profound confidence in
the Bulgarian star. I am non
convinced that our incomparable
and valiant arm;, sprung from a
people like the Bulgarians,
whose self-sacrifice for their na
tional ideals is without equal in
history, will fight and destroy
the eternal enemy of the Bul
garian race.
••Our brothers from the other
side of ihe Itilo-Dagh and Kim
dope mountains will at last re
ceive light from the aurora of
liberty. Long live the valiant
and victorious Bulgarian army!
Long live the valorous Bulgarian
BELGRADE, Oct. 20.—The Servian
army under the crown prince
has captured Rulya heights, a
strategical position south of Bu
jano Ratz, some miles below Vranya.
An official report from the general
staff at Nish says' the Servians have
takes, all the trenches in the Turkish
territory around Vranya and the Turks
have been driven across Morava
Details have been received of a
treacherous act by Albanians on the
Servian posts near Prepalata, 40 miles
south of Nish, on Thursday. Albanian
irregulars, who constituted the attack
ing party, were repulsed and hoisted ,
a white flag. A Servian captain with
a while flag approached and the Al- '
banians opened fire, killing 12 men ■
and wounding 40. The Servian ar
tillery immediately shelled the eneni},
killing 20$.
Town of Pluva Captured
CETTINJE, Montcuegro, Oct. 20.— I
It is officially announced that the j
Montengrin forces captured the town j
of Pluva yesterday. The battle lasted I
I two days.
Turks Forced Back to Forts
SOFIA, Oct. 20.—The Bulgarian j
: forces operating against Adrianople i
I have driven the Turks back to the
I forts forming the outer line of the de- J
| fenses-. They took 100 prisoners.
The general advance of the Bulgari- I
! ans continues. Several positions on
the heights were taken at the bayonet !
In the villages the Turks are seizing
Bulgarian official? and holding them tor
Greeks Occupy IJassona
ATIIKNS, Oct. 20.— After four hours'
engagement, the Greeka reeterday dis-
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Edw.Wolf Co.
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