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CALL 430 CALL 74
Chronicle 326 I Chronicle 66
Examiner 414 Examiner 47
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call
Nation's Field Is Cleared for Great Battle of Votes Tomorrow
Tfcft, Roosevelt and Wilson De
vote Last Hours of Cam
paign to Advisers
and Aids
Democrats Predict Largest Ma
jority of Electoral Votes
Since Before Civil
NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—Sunday waP
a day of comparative quiet In
the presidential campaign.
President Taft, remaining . In
Kw York on his way from to
Cincinnati, conferred with National
Chairman Hilles, State Chairman Wil
liam Barnes and other political ad
visers. Colonel Roosevelt met George
W. Perkins and other political aids at
OyFter Bay. Governor Wilson, resting
at his home in Princeton, was in tele
phonic comrmmicatlon with ljis head
quarters in Nev.- York.
The day brought forth no change in
plans, and no important developments.
Forecasts Issued by Senator Dixon, pro
gressive chairman, and William F. Mc-
Combs, democratic chairman, reiterated
their predictions of Saturday as to the
outcome. President Taft and his ad
visers spent some time on a statement
Issued just before the president left for
Choice Proves Puzzle
Each manager expressed the confi
dence held by his committee in victory.
At the respective headquarters, desks
were cleared up, clerical work brought
to an end and preparations made for
dismemberment of the big organizations
The republican vice presidential sit
uation occupied much attention. Re
ports were current that an attempt was
being made to sound out republican
Bentiment throughout the country as
to a satisfactory choice for the place.
William Barnes Jr., on leaving Presi
dent Taft's apartments at the Manhat
ton hotel, said:
"The republican battle has been car
r'r-a on in this campaign in the inter
est of sane and intelligent government
and straight thinking. The candidate
for vice president to be nominated by
the national committee ought to be a
man who fits in with the meaning of
the party. I think Mr. John Wana
maker is such a man. I hope h<=> will
b» named at the meeting of the national
committee on November 12."
Big Conference Called
Senator Dixon, progressive national
cl.airman, said the progressive fight for
congress that begins in 1915 will be
Inaugurated at a progressive national
convention in Chicago in December.
Senator Dixon tomorrow will issue a
formal call for the December meeting
of the progressive party organization.
"In addition to the members of the
national committee," said Senator
Dixon, "I am also inviting to partici
pate in the conference all chairmen of
the different progressive state commit
tees and all candidates of the pro
gressive party for governor in the
various states."
Forecasts by Managers
The forecasts from the respective
national headquarters gave in some de
tail the factors which the leaders be
lieve will affect Tuesday"s voting.
"Wilson and Marshall will have the
largest majority of eledtor*] votes
given to any candidate since before the
civil war," said Chairman MeCombs jn
the democratic forecast.
"They will receive also the largest
popular Vote over given a political
party in the history of the United
■." They will carry not less than
40 of the 48 states, and are likely to
carry all of them. A unanimous vote
in the electoral college will not sur
prise any one who has seen the confi
dent reports to democratic national
headquarters in the last days of the
Prediction as to Congress
"Congress will be democratic in both
branches. The lower house will not
contain more than 100 of the com
bined opposition and in the senate the
democrats will gain more than the 10
Continued on Face 6, Column A
Attachment for a
Horse Leads Miner
To Shoot Himself
BISBEE, Ariz., Nov. 3.—His re
markable attachment for a horse,
the use of which had been de
nied him, led Glen Shipley, a
young miner, to kill the horse
and then attempt to commit sui
Early this morning Shipley
went to the livery stable where
the horse was kept, held up the
man in charge at the point of
a revolver, rode the animal into
the hills, and at a point five
miles from town gave the horse
a last feed of oats and then put
a bullet through its head. Lying
down beside the dead horse,
Shipley sent a bullet through his
body just below the heart.
Shipley had used the horse for
six years and recently he quar
reled with the 6tablemen as a
result of his protests against the
use»of a check rein.
Eleven Pound Youngster Starts
Life by Springing Surprise
on Father and Mother
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Nov. 3.—A buggy driven
at top speed was the maternity hospital
in which a son was born to Mrs. J. (1.
Stuart of 7344 Wald avenue, Fruitvale,
at 12:30 o'clock this morning. Young ,
Master Stuart weighs 11 pounds. His
father and mother were visiting friends
down town last evening, and when they
reached home after a record breaking
drive the happy but somewhat flustered
father telephoned the news to the Mel
rose police station. Lieutenant William
Woods sent a physician to the Stuart
home and the medical man found
"mother and son doing well."
That's the Way Court Decides
Suit for Wages
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA BARBARA, Nov. 3.—lf you
are expecting a visit from the stork
and accordingly call in a nurse and
the stork procrastinates to the extent
of three or four weeks the nurse has
no legal right to charge you for the
time put in during the interim. Such
a ruling was made by Superior Judge
N. P. Conrey of Los Angeles holding
court here. Miss Bertha Sluman, a
nurse, several weeks ago filed a suit
against Mr. and Mrs. Frank Churchill
for wages that she alleged were due
for the time she had waited for the
stork to appear. In a justice's court
she came out victorious, but the
Churchills carried the case to the su
perior court, and the decision was re
Jury Recommends Sentence of
Four Years
EL PASO, Tex. Nov. 3.—Ramon Nunez
j has been convicted of kidnaping: two
I Americans on American soil and de
livering them to a foreign army. The
jury of a district court here last
night recommended a sentence of four
The conviction may tend to bear out
the claim for $50,000 each of Lawrence
Converse and Edwin Blatt against the
Mexican government for their deten
tion by Mexican federal troops in the
Juarez jail Just prior to the capture
of the town by Madero's revolutionists
last year.
Nunez was charged with kidnaping?
the two young Anjericans near Torn
illo, Tex., and delivering them to Gen
eral Navarro.
Ground for Wonien's Laboratory
to Be Broken Today
NEW YORIC, Nov. 3.—Plans have
been drawn and ground will be broken
tomorrow at Bedford Hills, N. V., for
John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s so called psy
chological laboratory for women, to
cost $1,000,000. Three buildings will be
erected adjoining the site for the state
woman's reformatory.
One building will accommodate the
large staff of expert scientific women
who will be attached to the laboratory
to examine into the causes of the crim
inal phases of the women detained at
the reformatory.
Detailed plans for a $50,000 building
that will be known as the "reception
home" for girls rommitted to the re
formatory, have just been completed.
Sustains Painful Scalp Wound
as Head Strikes Roof of
Jolting Machine
Summons Doctor Late at Night
and Afterward Continues
Trip Homeward
PRINCETON. N. J.. Nov. 3.—Gov- j
ernor Woodrow Wilson tonight |
wears a narrow strip of collodion j
and g-fiuze across the top of his j
head covering a scalp wound three |
Inches long:, which hf> received early j
today In a motor car mishap on the way ]
home from Red Bank, N. J.
His automobile struck a mound in
the road and jolted him up against a
steel rib in the roof of the limousine
The wound is not serious and the
democratic presidential nominee, will
fill his speaking engagements in Pater
son and Paspaic, N. J., tomorrow night.
Forgets Pain Easily
The governor was in the parlor of
his home tonight, the center of a
group of friends. There was nothing
in his manner to indicate that he had
met with any mishap. He said he did
not feel the wound in the slightest de
Dr. J. M. Carnochan, the family physi
cian, who dressed the wound, issued the
following statement tonight:
"When I saw Governor Wilson this
afternoon I found he had received a
laceration of the scalp about three
iflches in length. Otherwise he was in
good condition and Seemed to be suf
fering no ill effect*.™
Friends Deeply Concerned
The governors family was kept busy
answering the telephone, alleviating
the worry of friends who had heard
alarming reports about the accident.
The mishap occurred in the early
hours of the morning , . The governor
had spoken last night in Red Bank
and left for Princeton, a distance of
4T» miles, shortly before 11 o'clock. Hβ
rode in the limousine car of Abram I.
Elkes, a New York lawyer, who lives
in Red Bank, a< <ornpanied by Captain
William J. McDonald, his personal
Continued on Page 2, Column 4
Saw Iron Bars; Scale Walls on
Blanket Rope; Three Hours'
Start in Hills
BAKERSFIEIVD, Nov. 3.—After drug
ging a trusty, sawing through two Iron
barriers and scaling a Jail *yard wall
on blanket ropes, four Kern county
prisoners are fleeing through the hills
with two posses in pursuit.
The fugitives are Bernard C. Stitz,
who was sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary for obtaining money on
false pretenses; Oscar Wade, sentenced
to 10 years on a statutory charge, and
two prisoners held on a misdemeanor
charge. Stitz and "Wade were waiting
ruling on appeals of their cases.
T. H. White, the trusty, is believed
to have been given the smuggled drug
by one of the misdemeanor prisoners.
When he became unconscious in the
corridor the jail breakers sawed
through eight iron bars in their cells
and three in a jail window. They de
scended to the ground by a rope made
of their blankets and scaled the *20
foot jail wall by another rope which
hung from the top of the wall.
When the escape was discovered
three hours later Under Sheriff Tracy
Baker and two deputies gave chase in
an automobile.
Three New Yorkers Back From
South American Journey
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.—-W. Morgan
Shuster, former financial adviser to the
Persian government, together with H.
Cann and 11. B. Horton, arrived today
from Colon. They are returning from a
five months' tour of South America and
will make their report to the National
City bank, in whose Interest the trip
was made. Shuster, Cann and Horton
traveled in all 15,000 miles and had a
varied series of adventures from storms
at sea to sliding down the Chilean side
of the Andes on stubborn little mules.
General Savoff, commander of the Bulgarian arm};, whose brilliant
military plans and strategy in the advance on Constantinople have amazed
the world and destroyed Turkish power in Europe.
Jonas A. Smith Probably Owes
His Life to Intelligence
of Spaniel
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Nov. 3.—Through
the Intelligence of a dog Jonas A. Smith
of San Francisco was spared several
hours of suffering and probably hie
life yesterday afternoon. Smith, with
two friends from Oakland, Freeman
Howe and Arthur Denson, had come
down In a launch to hunt rail, putting
up at Smith's hunting cabin. The
three men became separated after a
short time and a3 Smith was pushing
his way through the marshes he fell
In a cut, breaking his right leg. The
pain prevented him from getting back
to the cabin. After he had remained on
the ground for a couple of hours his
black spaniel dog that had been with
him suddenly disappeared.
It developed that the dog had made
straight for the cabin, where Smith's
friends had been waiting for his re
turn. The barking and antics of the
dog indicated that all was not well
with his master, and Howe and Denson
followed the little animal, which led
them to Smith.
The injured man was brought In the
launch to Mountain View.
Bride of a Year May Die From
Her Injuries
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PETALUMA, Nov. 3.—Mrs. Alexander
Piezzi, the young bride of a wealthy
rancher, was probably fatally burned
this morning at her home in Bloomfield
■while trying to kindle a fire with
kerosene. With her clothing ablaze,
Mrs. Piezzi ran to a bedroom and
wrapped herself in a blanket, but before
the flames could be extinguished she
was terribly burned about the upper
part of the body and on the face and
hands. The physicians hold out little
hope for her life.
Creek infantrymen in action on the firing line in the war with Turkey, photographed in actual conflict.
Mother Hides Secret of Substi
tution for Two Years Un
til Estrangement
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Nov. S.—Like popu
lar fiction reads the Inside history of the
correction of a birth certificate made
by the state board of health yester
day. Somewhere in the state a
j bouncing 2 year old boy In a promi
nent family has been cut off from a
small fortune by this formal action of
the health officers.
A Los Ang-elea woman whose child
died soon after birth substituted a
foundling babe because she realized
the sorrow and disappointment of the
father, who was then out of the city.
The joy of her husband was supreme
when he beheld what he thought was
his own flesh and blood. Not until a
few weeks ago did he discover the sub
stitution, and that was following an
The legitimacy of birth of the child
has been made an obstacle in the set
tlement of property rights of consid
erable value. After much searching
investigation, which required the loca
tion of the witnesses to the birth, one
of whom was found in Australia and
the other in St. Louis, the father has
uncovered and proved the deceit, and
through Senator Roseberry, attorney
for the state health board, has changed
the birth certificate.
Whitman Obtains New Evidence
in Rosenthal Case
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.—Thomas Coupe,
nig-ht clerk of the Elks club in Forty-
I third street at the time Rosenthal was
I murdered, has positively identified
i "Gyp the Blood," Lefty Louie, Whitey
Lewis and "Dago" Frank ac being the
occupants of the "murder car." In the
opinion of District Attorney Whitman
this absolutely clinches the case
against the four gunmen.
tESTERDAY — Highest temperature, .54;
lowest Saturday night, 50.
light west wind.
For Detail* of the Weather See Page 13
Summary of War Situation in Balkans
Porte applies to powers for mediation with a view to peace.
Turkish army retreats from Thracean plains to the last line of forti
fications outside of Constantinople.
People of capital fear massacre and pillage and sultan gives powers
permission to send warships through the Dardanelles.
Bulgars hammer away at Nazim Pasha's shattered army at gates of
Constantinople, while other allies win victories everywhere.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 3 (uncensored).—The porte has applied to the
powers for mediation with a view to the cessation of hostilities and
for the negotiation of peace. Application has been made to the embassies
here and by circular to the Ottoman representatives in the European
The Turkish army is retreating to the last line of fortifications outside
the capital. This was announced in the first bulletin admitting defeat in
the great battle which the government issued tonight.
The porte has issued the following bulletin:
"The fortunes of war are variable and it is not always possible to be suc
cessful on all sides. A people which accepts war must submit with resigna
tion to all its consequences. To overlook this obligation is to fail in ones
duty. Consequently while it be unwise unnecessarily to be proud over vic
tories it likewise would be incorrect to be alarmed at want of success.
"For instance, in the present war with the four federated states the im
perial troops are defending themselves with success in the environs of Scutari
and Janina, but the eastern army in the neighborhood of Visa and Lule Burgas
felt obliged to retire to the lines of defense at Tchatlaja.
"In order to facilitate a successful defense it has , naturally been decided
to exert all effort's to safeguard the interests of the fatherland."
The fighting Saturday south of Lule Burgas was of the most murderous
character. The Turks offered a splendid resistance, but were overwhelmed
by the Bulgarian artillery fire. This was terrific and compelled the Turks
to withdraw to the last lines at Tchatalja. There the Turkish troops intend
to make a> Supreme effort to save the capital.
Reports place the Turkish loss at more than 20,000 killed or wounded.
A communication was given to the press tonight which is not to be made
to the public until tomorrow. It is bound to cause universal amazement.
Recent announcements had led the people here to believe that the tide
was turning in favor of the Turkish army. The present announcement is
intended to break the bad news gently. The porte's application to the powers
for mediation is not known to the populace, but it is believed that this action
will be approved by the most enlightened classes.
Constantinople Is in a fever of excitement. Foreigners and natives are
suffering from tension caused by the series of military disasters, and although
the city Is in a state of siege, crime in some quarters Is unchecked. Many
families are leaving the city. The people fear, first, an outbreak of Moslem
fanaticism by the turbulent elements, the lower classes, and, secondly, a
rising in hordes of maddened soldiers, who are being driven by the Bul
garians to make their last stand a few miles outside of Constantinople, and
then perhaps to fall back on the capital.
The battle still continues in the plains of Thrace, and If the Turkish
soldiers fall back within the gates of the city it is feared they may turn
their guns and bayonets on those who are awaiting here the outcome of the
There is a large and unruly element of the population which would be
glad of any pretext for massacres and pillage. The presence of more than
10,000 Moslem refugees from the war zone, who have lost all their possessions,
adds to the danger of the situation.
Rumors are current that the young Turks committee may start rioting
with the object of overthrowing the government, but there have been no
tangible proofs of such a plan. It is doubtful whether a rising would be
Margaret Beremain of 17 Bruce place
spent yesterday afternoon cooking a
fine supper for her husband and her
four children, including a little guest,
4 year old Edward Everett. The hus
band, whose name is Edward, and who
is 45 years old, told his spouse that
the meal was no good.
Mrs. Beremain, heart broken, picked
up a bottle of carbolic acid and swal
lowed the contents. She probably will
recover. According to the story told
by little Edward Everett the father
stood by and watched his wife swallow
the flery liquid.
"Take some more, It will do you
good," he Is alleged to have said.
People of Constantinople Shud
der as Truth of Crushing
Defeat of Moslems
Filters Through
Sulfan Gives Nations Permission
to Send Warships Through
Dardanelles for Protec
tion of Foreigners
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