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Number of Sports Items in Yesterday's
CALL 53
< 'hi'onicle 87
Examiner 46
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call.
VOLUME CXIL—NO. 148.
COLONEL'S LIFE
TO BE GUARDED
IN OYSTER BAY
Threatening Letters and Actions
of Strangers Cause Fear of
Anot-He- Assault
Well Dressed Man Who Called
at Sagamore Hill Is
Ordered Away
Milwaukee Shooting Has Incited
Cranks to Rail Against the
Moose Candidate
OYSTER BAY, Oct. 25.-—On ac
count of a number of threaten
ing letters received by Col
► Roosevelt and the presenc
Oyster Bay of a stranger who attempt
ed today to make his way Into the
colonel's house, steps were taken to
night to guard the life of the former
president. -
A tentative decision was reached to
engage one or two men to protect
Colonel Roosevelt during the rest of
the campaign and for a time there
after, if the colonel has not recovered
sufficiently by ejection day to be able
to defend himself.
Colonel Roosevelt's condition con
tinued to Improve today and his phy
sicians said he would be able to speak
nt th* Madison Square garden meeting
In New York on Wednesday night. If
no unforeseen complications arise, but
they said he would be unable to do any
further campaigning.
Stranger Ordered Away
The man who attempted to see Colo
n**"! Roosevelt arrived in Oyster Bay
this afternoon and set out on foot for
Sagamore Hill. He was met at the
door by the colonel's secretary and
insisted that he must see the former
president, al*,hough told that no visi
tors were being received.
Tie was a tall, well dressed man.
"with a flowing black mustache and a
•sombrero, .which gave him the ap
pearance of a westerner. He would
•""rive no reason for asking to see the
colonel, but persisted in his demands
until he was cut off sharply and told
to leave Sagamore Hill. He then
asked to see Mrs. Roosevelt. The
colonel's secretary finally persuaded
a him that it was useless and he went
away.
The stranger returned to the village
d wrote a long rambling letter to
Colonel Roosevelt. Then he disap
peared.
Shooting Stirs Up Cranks
The attempt on Colonel Roosevelt's
life was said by Dr. W. F. Faller of
ster Bay, one of the colonel's physl
cans, to have stirred up "cranks" and
to be responsible for the letters which
Colonel Roosevelt has received since
his return to Oyster Bay.
Doctor Faller received a letter of
warning today from John A. Waldron,
appointment clerk in the office of Gov
ernor Dix in Albany. Waldron wrote
that a man who had attempted to force
his way into Mercy hospital in Chi
cago while Colonel Roosevelt was there
had been a prisoner in Clinton prison
during the Roosevelt administration
t at that time had written a letter
in which he had threatened to assas
sinate President " Roosevelt. It was
f-aid that this man had announced his
intention when he was denied admis
sion to the hospital to follow Colonel
Roosevelt to his home.
"Wound Heals Satisfactorily
After examining Colonel Roosevelt's
-wound tonight his physicians issued
this bulletin:
Colonel Roosevelt is in good con
dition and his wound is progress
ing favorably, but he will not be
able to work or see visitors for
some days. Unless some unfore
seen complications should arise he
will be able to speak for 20 or 30
• minutes "Wednesday night, but he
must return to Oyster Bay and not
attempt to campaign.
DR. GEORGE F. BREWER,
DR. ALEXANDER LAMB El IT,
I'R. GEORGE W. FALLER.
Colonel Sues Publisher
MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 2.'-.— Civil
Bttlt for $5,000 libel damages and crim
inal action has been instituted by
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in the cir
cuit court here against George A. New
ett. publisher of the Weekly Iron Ore
of ishpeming, Mich. In the October 12
issue appeared an article, "The Roose
velt Way," which, it is claimed, stated:
'Roosevelt lies' and curses In a most
disgusting way. He gets drunk, too.
and that not infrequently, and all his
Intimates know about it." Attorney
James H. Pond of Detroit has been re
tained by the progressive candidate to
press the action.
Johnson in Connecticut
WATERHI'RY, Conn., Oct. 2."..—"Can
Governor Wilson get by with it?" was
. question Governor Johnson asked
audience here today after he had
democratic candidate for
.ssumed a noncommittal po-
ILion on all of the most important
The governor came here from ivnn
ivania.
"1 feel as confident of Pennsylvania's
turning a progressive majority as I
of California," he said, "and there is
i doubt about my state." I
THE CALL
Man Arrested for
Gambling Willing
To Bet With Judge
t CHICAGO, Oct. 25.—James
O'Leary, stockyards saloon
keeper, whose odds on sporting"
events are frequently quoted
locally, when arraigned in court
today on a charge of gambling
on the presidential election, of
fered to bet that the jury would
set him free.
O'Leary was arrested yester
day, charged with distributing
handbills with his odds on the
election. He asked for a jury
trial today.
"I don't doubt that you would
try me fairly, judge," he said to
Judge Newcomer, "but I'd
rather have 12 men do it. It's
even money they set me free."
Bear Hunts Hunter,
Who Returns Home
With Bruin's Body
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OROVILLE, Oct 25.— T. J. Pellow. an
Oakland business man had an experi
ence in Strawberry valley, Yuba county,
yesterday that he will not soon forget.
Pellow took his rifle and went out into
the mountains in search of deer. He
entered a country that had never been
traversal before and soon was lost.
Th an endeavor to find his way back
to ramp lie was following a mountain
stream when he ran upon a big; bear
and her two half crown Cubs. The
bear was scarcely fjo feet away from
him, anil when she sighted him t-lse
gave one growl and scrambled toward
Pellow.
Pellow took refuge In flight, intend
ing to climb the nearest oak tree.
Pellow's sprint was not equal to that
of bruin and he had Just man lged
to scramble to temporary safety when
the bear reared on its hind legs and
prepared to climb the tree.
The hunted hunter had retained pos
session of his rifle, and he put a shot
through the animal's right eye, kill
ing it instantly. The bear was of the
brown species and weighed 500 pounds.
Pellow arrived in Oroville with the
carcass of the bear on his way to
Oakland.
_»IL MAN RUSHED EAST,
CHARGED WITH STEALING
James Yancey, Who Claims Land
Worth a Million, in Toils
[Bj> Federal Wireless]
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 25.—James Yan
cey, a Kern county oil operator and
plaintiff in suits pending in the federal
court to oust present holders from oil
lands valued at 11,000,00". has been ar
rested on an embezzlement charge and
rushed to Pittsburg. The local police
say they were not informed of the
specific allegations against Yancey, but
that the one on which he was ar
rested was made by a Pittsburg oil
man and is in several counts, one of
which charges Yancey with having
made away with $15,000. Yancey's ar
rest was made in secret yesterday aft
ernoon and two hours later he was on
the train.
DURRANT CLERGYMAN
WITNESS SUCCUMBS
Important Figure in Celebrated
Tragedy Dies in Chico
CHTCO, Oct. 25.—Rev. J. George Gib
son, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist
church of San Francisco in 1895, the
year of the notorious Durrant murder
and trial, died in his home here tonight.
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams
were slain by Durrant in the belfry
of the Emanuel church and Gibson was
an important witness for the state in
the trial.
CHILDREN IN PERIL
WHEN BOILER BURSTS
Janitor Is Killed and Catholic
Church Damaged
KNOXVILLE, Term, Oct. 25.—One
man was killed, the lives of 15 children
were Imperiled, and the Church of the
Holy Ghost (Roman Catholic) was
damaged today by the explosion of a
heating boiler. T. McNamara, a jani
tor, was killed. The children were at
their studies on the second floor of the
building, but none was hurt.
THE CANDID
FRIEND
IN
TOMORROW'S
CALL,
Edward F. Cahlll
Will discuss
The Works of Senator Works;
The Vice of Hog Tied Legisla
tion; The Espee and the Bull
Moose; The Thumb and the
Transfer \ Governor Johnson's
Political Machine; Free Text
books, and other subjects that
you can not afford to miss.
SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
POLITICAL RIOTS
IN CUBA AGAIN
STIR UNCLE SAM
Forty Persons Hurt, Three
Killed, When Conservatives
and Liberals Open Fire
Government Prepared to Send
Troops to Check Further
Threatened Outbreaks
WASHINGTON. Oct. 25.—The
serious situation in Cuba, as
demonstrated by last night's
riot In Havana, Is exciting
the grave solicitude of the United
States government. Reports indicate
that there are grounds for the appre
hension that has existed for some time
here that the approaching election
period in Cuba would be, a critical
test of the stability of the republic.
Between now and next Friday, elec
tion day, many political meetings are
to be held throughout the Island, with
every indication that there, will be
stormy clashes between the two great
parties. Even If the Gomez govern
ment is able to handle these pre-elec
tion riots, officials fear the defeated
parly will riot abide by the result.
The conser\ ative leaders, It is re
ported, liavc priven warning of such an
intention, basing their threat on the
allegation that President Gomez has
been favoring the Zayaistas, or liberal
party, of which he Is a representative,'
although Zayas himself professes to
distrust President Gomez, with whom
he had a hitter personal quarrel.
Disorder is likely to occur on elec
tion day, affording the chance for a
declaration of fraud and on the whole
all the elements seem to be present
that are required to start a revolution.
In the opinion of the Cuban minis
ter, Senor Rivero, there is no founda
tion for the reports that President Go
mez is seeking to resign his office at
this critical moment.
The United States has available for
dispatch to Cuba 13,000 men, if condi
tions should necessitate.
Three Killed; Forty Wounded
HAVANA. Oct. 25.—A brisk battle j
between conservatives and liberals,
during which several hundred shots
were fired and several persona fatally
wounded, broke out after midnight In
Central park, in the heart of the city,
at the close of a meeting of supporters
of Vice President Alfredo Zayas, who'
is a candidate for the presidency. Two
of the victims died and in a subsequent
riot at a meeting of liberal university
students a negro was killed. •
The last speaker had ascended the
platform when several shots were fired,
apparently by a group of conservatives
in front of a hotel. Instantly the
crowd began to disperse and the fusil
lade became general.
Strong forces of mounted police and
cavalry charged repeatedly with drawn
machetes and firing revolvers. The mob
returned the fire from the windows
and porches of the houses.
Adherents of Zayas fired volleys at
the Asbert club, the shots being re
turned by supporters of General Abbert,
the conservative candidate for gover
nor.
Several policemen and soldiers were
shot. Several shots struck the Amer
ican club opposite the Asbert club.
The total wounded, which included
two women, was about 40. Several
were fatally hurt.
BECKER PLANS TO
STAY DEATH SHOCK
Sleeps Well, Eats Heartily and
Confers in His Cell With
His Attorney
NEW YORK, Oct. 25.—Police Lieu
tenant Charles Becker spent hia hours
in the Tombs today planning his fight
to annul the verdict of the Jury that
convicted him last night of the murder
of the gambler, Herman Rosenthal.
Becker has lost none of the iron
nerve that bore him through the trial
and the on_eal of hearing himself con
demned as guilty, if his appearance
and every action today count for any
thing. * He awoke refreshed from a
sound sleep and after a hearty break
fast summoned his attorney, John F.
Mclntyre.
The fwo conferred more than an
hour and later Mclntyre announced
that immediate notice of appeal from
the verdict would be filed.
Either "Whitey" Lewis or "Lefty
Louie" will be the next of the seven
men indicted for the murder to be
placed on trial, District Attorney
Whitman announced tonight.
Schepps is due to be arraigned Mon
day on the vagrancy charge under
which he was confined, and it was re
ported tonight that the district attor
ney would ask that he be held under
$25,000 bail. Rose also is anxious for
his release.
"What these informers want now is
not bail," said District Attorney Whit
man tonight, "but extra iron doors on
their cells so they'll feel safe."
Adrianople Burning Amid Rain of Shells
Islam's Armies in Strangling Grip of Allies
Turkish cavalry riding out of Constantinople to join the Moslem armies, which are now fighting the forces of the
Slav slates and Greece in European Turkey.
Ferdinand I, the czar of Bul
garia, who looms _5 a great soldier
and statesman in the old world.
KATMAI VOLCANO
IS ACTIVE AGAIN
Steamer Unable to Proceed on
Voyage Owing to Darkness
Caused by Ashes
CORDOVA, Alaska, Oct. 25.—Katmai
volcano, which caused great damage on
the Alaska peninsula and adjacent is
land last June, is believed to be in vio
lent eruption again, the mall steamer
Dora having reported by wireless to
day that it is anchored off Whale is
land, unable to proceed further west
ward on its voyage to Dutch Harbor
because of darkness caused by falling
volcanic ash.
The Dora left Seward on her
monthly trip to the Aleutian islands
last Monday and ran into the pall of
smoke at Whale island, situated be
tween Afognak island and Kodiak
island, both of which were covered by
a thick layer of ashes during the pre
vious eruption. The navy collier Nero
is at Kodiak erecting a new wireless
station to replace the one destroyed at
the time of the June eruption of Mount
Katnai, and efforts are being made to
communicate with it by wireless to
ascertain conditions there.
The presence of the Nero at this
time is reassuring, as the big collier
can care for the people If assistance
is needed.
A few days ago the steamship Vic
toria, bound from Seattle to Nome, re
ported by wireless that it passed
through a large quantity of pumic
stone floating on the water in the
i vicinity of Unimak pass, j
STEWARD AT NAPA
HOSPITAL RESIGNS
C. N. Whitaker Confirms The;
Call's Charge of Misman
agement and Neglect
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
NAPA, Oct. 25.—An Interesting side
light on the conditions at the Napa
state hospital was brought about to
day, when C. N. Whitaker. steward at
the asylum for the last year, resigned
because, he says, he is "dissatisfied
with the management of the institu
tion, that patients are not being prop
erly cared for and that needless ex
travagances are going on."
Another resignation brought about
by the stress resulting from The Call's
expose is that of J. A. Hughnemeck,
for the last six months secretary to
Medical Superintendent A. E. Osborne,
in charge of the asylum.
With these two resignations comes
the rumor that another man, connected
with the asylum in high official ca
pacity, will resign within a day or
two.
Whitaker's resignation is to take ef
fect immediately and he will leave to
morrow for Loomis. Hughnemeck
dated his resignation for November 1.
No appointments to fill the vacancies
have been made.
At the time of The Call expose the
attendants accused Whitaker of being
among those primarily responsible for
the wretched food served at the asy
lum, and Whitaker made no reply to
the charges. Although he has failed
to make direct accusations, Whitaker
now intimates that the conditions were
due to the check on him by the higher
ups and the conditions remain the
same.
COLD TEA SERVED WITH
WHIPPED CREAM FOAM
At Least So Three School
ma'ams Made It Appear
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25.—The inge
nuity of the school teacher of today
was aptly demonstrated at a cafe last
night by three pretty young school
ma'ams. Entering the cafe after at
tending a theater, they longed for s.
glass of beer, but all being from dry
districts and fearing to be seen
quaffing the cooling beverage, they
were perplexed for a moment. One of
the party suggested that the beer
might be served in teapots. The waiter
approved the idea and three dainty tea
pots filled with beer were served with
three dainty teacups.
NEW STRAUSS OPERA
IMPRESSES AUDIENCE
First Production in Stuttgart
Pleases the Critics
STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 25.—
"Ariadne on Naxos," a new one act
opera by Richard Strauss, was given
its first production at the Royal Opera
house here tonight in the presence of
members of the court, the musical lead
ers and many foreigners. The work
made a deep impression on the audience
and Strauss was given an ovation. Herr
IJoffmanstahl wrote the libretto and
I Max Keinhardt staged the new .work.
JOAQUIN MILLER
AT WILSON RALLY
i Poet of Sierras Introduces Ger
trude Atherton, Who D ays
Respects to "Moosettes"
OAKLAND. Oct. 23.—Two of the most
brilliant figures of California literary
history made a plea at the Macdonough
theater this evening for Woodrow Wil
son for president. Tliey were Ger
trude Atherton, the woman novelist.
and Joaquin Miller, "poet of the Sier
ras."
Both received an ovation from the
audience when they walked on the
stage. Mrs. Atherton was not so well
known to the audience as the poet, who
was recognized by every one when he
appeared in the western garb which
he has worn on tho streets of Oakland
for many years. Accompanying Miller
was his daughter, Juanlta, who occu
pied a seat on the stage.
John J. McDonald, chairman of the
democratic county central committee,
made the opening address, presenting
Jofaquin Miller as the chairman of the
evening. The poet introduced Mrs.
Atherton, who immediately opened fire
on the "Moosettes." She tM-id that if
there were any such present she
would like them to take a seat near
the door so they could make the early
exit she had iound many of "Roose
velt's hysterical admirers" doing when
she spoke. She said that if any of the
women present had come merely to see
what clothes she wore, w r hat her com
plexion was like and how much she
weighed she wanted them to leave be
fore she began. Nobody left. Every
body laughed.
Mrs. Atherton was unsparing in her
condemnation of Roosevelt, at one
time applying to him his own "short
an„ ugly word" to the apparent de
light of the crowd.
TIMBER TO BE WORKED
IN WALKER HOLDINGS
Milling Plant Will Employ
About 1,200 Persons
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO, Oct. 25. —To work up the
hundreds of millions of feet of timber
on his vast holdings in Plumas and
Lassen counties, Thomas B. Walker,
millionaire and most extensive timber
land holder on the coast, will have
erected on Robbers creek near the Las
sen-Plumas line a monster plant, com
prising sawmill, sash and door factory
and box factory. This plant will give
employment to perhaps 1,200 persons,
and to arrange for their comfort a new
town will be started near the site of
the lumbering plant.
HARRIMAN LINES MAY
ATTACK RIVALS ANEW
Retaliatory Move in North\vest
Said to be Planned
PORTLAND, Oct 25.—1t was stated
here today on apparently reliable au- ,
thority that Harriman officials are pre- i
paring to strike another blow against |
the Gould and Hill lines in the traffic j
war now being waged in the northwest
and within a month will issue an or
der closing the Denver gateway against j
the Burlington, Rock Island, Santa Fe i
and Missouri Pacific roads. 1
THE WEATHER
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature. 64;
lowest Thursday night, 34.
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Fair; moder
i ate southwest winds.
For Details of the Weather See Page 23
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GUNS SOUND
KNELL OF
TURKISH
HOPES
Deadly Missiles Crash Into Mos«
lem Citadel and Flames Aid
in Awful Work of
Devastation
BULGARIAN ARMY CLAMPS
CITY IN RING OF STEEL
Greeks at Servia Hem in 22,000
of Sultan's Troops Who
Must Surrender or Be
Annihilated
BULLETIN
SOFIA. Oct. 26.— The Bulgarian
troops are reported to have begun a
bombardment of Adrianople. A por
tion of the town is said to be burning.
BULLETIN
VIENNA, Oct. 25.—Newspapers
here publish reports that the Bulgarians
are in possession of the Adrianople rail
way station and have repulsed another
Turkish attempt at a sortie from the
city. They add that fresh Bulgarian
columns have arrived end are now com
pleting the investment of Adrianople.
SOFIA, Oct. 25.—The situation be
fore Adrianople is unchanged. In
the fighting at Yuruk the Turks
are reported to have lost about
300 men killed and 500 taken pris
oners, and in addition have had taken
from them three quick firing guns and
12 ammunition wagons.
At Kirdchali, 40 miles west of Mus
tapha Pasha, the Bulgarians seized a
depot containing 1,000,000 cartridges.
40 cases of shells and large stores of
food.
Bulgars Surround Turks
In the Razlog district the Bulgarians
are masters of the upper reaches of
the Mesta river. In this district near
Mahoraia, a Turkish infantry regiment
has been annihilated and a battalion of
Turkish regulars and irregulars is
surrounded in the town by Bulgarian
troops.
Accounts of the fall of Kirk-Kilisseh
received here say the Turks fought
doggedly, repeatedly repulsing the Bul
garians, who, however, always re
turned to the charge. The Turkish
losses were more than 2,000 killed
and 2,000 made prisoners.
Distinguished Prisoners
Ahmed, a son of Mahmoud Mukhtar
Pasha, commander of the Turkish
forces at Kirk-Kilisseh, was captured
by the Bulgarians, as well as Prince
Halim and several generals.
. It is stated that the Turkish columns*
fled south and east pursued by the
Bulgarians, fighting rear guard ac
tions as far as Visa on the east and
Babenski on the south.
Ferdinand Praises Troops
Czar Ferdinand has sent a stirring
message to the troops, praising the
dash and gallantry they exhibited in
their attack on Kirk-Kilisseh.
Czar Ferdinand and several of the
princes today visited the Turkish pris-
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