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FOR A r 12a AND
Bulgarian Forces Are Creeping Closer Upon Tchatalja Lines
Secretary of Interior Fisher
Brushes Aside Arguments
of "Nature Lovers" That
the Hetch Hetchy Grant
Would Be a Palpable Vio
lation of the Constitution
Attitude Is Decidedly Favor
able to Eloquent Advo
cates of the Pacific Coast
Metropolis—Project Now
Hinges Solely on the Prob
lem of Sanitary Conditions
mneUl Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.—Brushing
aside the argument of Edmund "Whit
man of Boston, representing: the Sierra
<"lub and the Association for the Pres
ervation of National Parks, ■who as
serted that the Hetch Hetchy grant
would be a violation of the constitu
tion and the wishes of congress, Se« -
retary of the Interior Fisher declared
at the hearing this afternoon that, ma
s much as congress had appropriated
$120,000. there was ample evidence that
congress sanctioned the right of the
interior department to grant the per
mit if it were found to be proper and
compatible with the public interest.
"Nature Lovers" Get Setback
The "nature lovers" who appeared at
the baring today made thq objectior j
se had already been adjudi
-I*4 by congress, but Secretary Fisher
made it very plain that he believed
there wag nothing to prevent him from
deciding the matter or to prohibit San
Francipcotjrom appealing to the next
secretary of the interior if the present
decis.on ehould be adverse to the city's
In addhTen to holding that he had
the full legal right to grant Hetch
Hetchy permits. Secretary Fisher made
the statement that a reservoir .site
>uld be just as desirable from a
enfc • standpoint as the present con
The attitude of Secretary Fisher
from tiie until the end of the
riring , today was decidedly favoraMe
to the position taken by the San Fran
< isco advocates. While lie made it
Hear that he still has an open mind in
the matter, it has become obvious that
the Hetch Hetchy project now hinges
solely on the problem of sanitary con
If tiie San Francisco advocates can
convince Secretary Fisher that it will
b« possible to sofeguard the water and
at the same time permit visitors to gn
the scenery above the mountain
reservoir under restrictive conditions it
possible that the decision will be in
San Francisco's favor.
The availability of other sites and
other methods of providing San Fran
■ ieco with a supply of water has been
virtually eliminated from considera
Wants More Information
Fundamental questions were rapidly
disposed of at the hearing today, but
Secretary Fisher still wishes to be in
formed more fully on the subject on
the treatment of the electric powder,
which would be an adjunct to the wa
ter plant. The San Francisco officials
say that the other half can be met and
adjusted "satisfactorily to the city and
the federal government."
The chief witnesses today were Ed
mund "Whitman of Boston, John R.
Freeman, consulting engineer, and City
Kngineer OShaughnessy. The two lat
ter discussed the various water
projects in Jhe Sierras which have been
suggested as sources for San Fran
cisco's supply, and demonstrated the
superiority of Hetch Hetchy over all
the rest.
Rolph Scores on Objector
While one of the nature lovers was.
• ing he questioned the feasibility
of boating and fishing on the Hetch
Hetchy reservoir, and Mayor Rolph in
terposed with a question as to whether
the witness contended that if San Fran
cfapc* were forced to distill {he water
of the Pacific ocean to get its supply
that boating and fishing must be
stopped in these waters. In the laugh
that followed the reply of the wit
■vas not heard.
J. Horace McFarland of the City Civic
association said to the. secretary that
if the permit were granted he hoped
iho government would make a charge
for the electric power which may be
developed in order that the proceeds
may be used in the betterment of the
"Yospmite national park.
In thr course of his statement as (o
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"An Independent Newspaper" I
] Rear Admiral is Among Those
Accused of Wrongly Im
prisoning a Subordinate
NORFOLK, Va., Xov. 27—Alleging
that he was manacled before his com
rades and otherwise humiliated when
Ino specification of charges had been
' furnished as provided by naval law, W.
j TV. Dickey, a naval commissary stew
ard, whose official dealings with pro
j vision contractors have been the sub
ject of inquiry, filed suit today for
j $25,000 damages against five prominent
l naval officers.
The defendants are Captain John G.
Quimby of the receiving ship Franklin.
Captain H. Me. L. P. Huse of the battle
ship Vermont, Rear Admiral ft IC.
Doyle, commanding the Norfolk navy
yard: Captain Rogers Welles of the
j battleship Louisiana, and Captain Ar
| thur T. Marix, commanding the marine
company of the Louisiana.
Habeas corpus proceedings for the
j release of Dickey were dismissed today
!by Federal Judge Waddill because
specifications as required had been re
served for a trial before general court
martial next Monday on a charge of
Young Woman mployed by Tele
phone Company Inherits Wealth
of Uncle in the East .
Special Dispatch to The Cell
SEATTLE, Nov. 27.—From a stenog
rapher on a modest salary here. Miss.
Myrtle Spencer, an employe of the Pa
cific States Telephone company, has be-.
conr.c ail heiress worth from $j'\9oO te
$75,600. Miss Spencer yesterday re
ceived a letter from a firm of lawyers
in Leroy, 111., where the estate is sit
uated, acquainting her with her good
fortune. The property was left by an
uncle, and Miss Spencer, who lives with
her mother, was found through an ad
vertisement for the father, now dead,
which was published in a paper in I>on
coln, Neb.
First Ship Will Pass Through
Canal on 40CM Anniversary
of Discovery of Pacific
NEW YORK. S.'ov. 27.—According to
Congressman Fitzgerald, chairman of
the house appropriations committee,
the first ship to pass through the
Panama canal will be sent through
that waterway, now fast approaching
completion, on September 23, 1913, the
four hundredth anniversary of the dis
covery of the Pacific by Balboa.
Fitzgerald returned from the canal
zone today at the head of a pary of
nine members of the house appropria
tion committee who made the trip to
the, isthmus.
Fitzgerald was enthusiastic over the
progress of the work on the canal.
' While Rowing 17 Year Old Alexaader
Kiilz Accidentally Strikes Trigger
of Hi* Rifle
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAXTA BARBARA, Nov. 27.—Alex
ander Ruiz, 17 years old. is said by
attendants at a local hospital to be
fatally injured as the result of a pe
culiar accident this afternoofi. With
Arthur Porderson and Emery Ramey,
boy friends, Ruiz went out on the ocean
in a row boat from Carpinteria to shoot
birds. Ruiz laid his gun in the bottom
of the boat and, was handling the oars
when he accidentally struck the trigger
of the rtfle with his foot. A bullet en
tered the body and lodged in his liver.
The Young man was brought to this
city, where he underwent an operation,
doctors pronouncing his case as hope-
Joist CommtMlon to Settle T.omtea Suf
fered OtirtßK Revoiatloa \ot
\pproved by Madere
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.—Mexican
Ambassador Manuel Calero announced
today that his government would not
consent to the appointment of a joint
I commission to consider the claims of
Americans who suffered loeses in in
terior Mexico during the reT|rlution.
Senor Caiero said American cl&ilns are
being considered along with those of j
other foreigners'and that he thought
the commission Investigating t them {
would complete its work by next' April, j
when an appropriation would be asked
i from the Mexican congress, I
Dix Pardons New York At
torney Serving Life Sen
tence for Murder of
William M. Rice
Sentenced to Die in Electric
Chair, Prisoner Complained
of Commutation
AL.BAXV, N\ V.. Nov. 27.—Albert T.
Patrick, who is serving a life sentence
in Sing Sins prison for the murder of
William Marsh Rice, an aged million
aire, in New York city on September
2?,, 1900. was pardoned tonight by Gov-
ernor Dix. Patrick, who was saved
from the-electric chair by the late Gov
ernor Higgins in December, 1906, has
made a remarkable flght for freedom.
A lawyer by profession, he protested
when Governor Higgins commuted the
death sentence to life imprisonment,
declaring the governor had no legal
right to cancel the original sentence
and impose a punfshment of life im
Always Air of Mystery
In commenting on the case Governor
Dix said: "There has always been an
air of mystery in this important case.
Quoting from the minority opinion, the
atmosphere that surrounded the de
fendant showed that a fair and impar
tial trial was scarcely possible.
"1 trust that Patrick Will devote his j
[energies to a complete vindication of
his declared innocence. During the last
year 1 have given much consideration
to this case and am convinced that the
defendant is entitled to have full par
Governor Dix said that Superintend
ent of Prisons Scott and a score of
prominent persons appealed to him in
Patrick's behalf. The pardon was
mailed tonight to Warden Kennedy of
Sing Sing, and Patrick may be released
tomorrow upon its receipt.
Claimant for Millions
It is sjaid that Patrick plans to leave
for St. Louis, the home of John T. Mil
liken, his brother in law, but may re
turn later to New York as a claimant
for the millions left by the aged man,
with whose murder he was charged.
Milliken aided Patrick in his fight
for freedom and, it 5s reported, will as
sist him in his efforts to prove his in
At no time during his long incarcera
tion in Sing Sing, four years of which
were spent in the death house, has
Patrick given up the hope of winning
his freedom. Letter after letter has
been received at the executive chamber
urging that he be pardoned, and each
succeeding governor since O'Dell has
been requested to extend executive
clemency. Governor Higgins was so
Impressed with the prisoner's plea that
jhe granted him three respites and
eventually commuted his sentence from
death to life imprisonment.
Convicted on Valet's Word
Patrick was charged with having
brought about ttte death of Rice, not
by his own hand, but through the
agency of Charles F. Jones, a valet em-
I ployed by Rice. It was principally
J upon the testimony of Jones. wtio con
t feaettf having administered chloroform
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riews of beleagured city, "which again has been reported to be burning as a result of furious bomoaramem o\>
the Bulgarian army, and ruler of Austria whb. with the czar of Russia, is the chief figure in the European crisis.
Taxicab Driver With Grudge
Tries to Murder Chief
Commissioner Henry
of Scotland Yard
LONDON, Nov. 27.—Sir Edward Rich
arrt Henry, chief commissioner of the
London metropolitan police, was shot
and seriously founded tonight by a
man who had an alleged grievance
against him.
Sir Edward was alighting from a
motor car at his residence In Kensing
ton on his return from Scotland Yard,
when the man rushed up from the op
posite side of the street and shot at
him three times with a revolver.
One bullet entered the left groin, in
flicting a dangerous wound. The oth
ers missed their mark. The commis
sioner's chauffeur, is_ a former po
liceman, grappled with tfie assailant
and overpowered him.
It turned out that the man, whose
name is Bowes, a month ago applied
at Scotland yard for a taxicab license,
which was refused.* Subsequently he
wrote to the commissioner pleading,for
a reconsideration, but without avail.
For this reason he nursed a grudge
against Sir P'dward and lay in wait
for him.
The commissioner has retained con
sciousness, but is suffering great pain.
Attending physicians projiounce the
wound serious, but hope for Sir Ed
ward's recovery.
Five Slorplnjt Care Md a T)my Coach
Hnrlfd Over Embankment »n
IVnna > Ivania Uae
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27.— Five
sleeping , cars and a day coach were,
hurled over «a 20 foot embankment at;
Glenloch on the main line of the Penn
sylvania railroad shortly before mid
night tontght. It is reported tjrat two
were JdUed and.22 injured, i
"All the News All the Time ,,
Yachtsman Principal in Pasadena
Play Shares Spotlight With
Child Actress
LOS ANGELES?. Nov. 27.—Sir Thomas
Lipton, merchant prince and yachtsman,
made his debut today as a moving pic
ture actor. According to those who
saw the open air play in which he
took the principal part, Thomas
"made good" as an actor.
The scene was laid in Pa&ade&a, and
a child actress , shared the honors with
the English peer. The play was writ
ten by Charles E. Hughes, a local news
paper man. who prevailed upon the
yachtsman to take the star part.
Only one change was made in the
written scenario and that was when,
after two rehearsals. Sir Thomas in
sisted that a little girl, who was an
interested spectator, be made ene of
the cast, and she was given a part
in it.
River Bank Huabaqd, 60, Former
Stockton Grocer, Then Bods
Hte Own Mfc
Special Dlepatch to Tbe Call
MODESTO. Nov. 27.—Frank Stran
nard of River Bank, a small town near
here, shot and seriously wounded
Henry Casey, manager of a restaurant
conducted by Strannard's wife, and
then committed suicide. Strannard,
who was 60 years old, was jealous of
Casey, who has- handled Mrs. Stran
nard's business affairs for several
months. Strannard was formerly in
the grocery business in Stockton and
went to River Bank a month ago.
SEATTLE, Nov. 27.—Tiev. Kmil A.
£$«£gar, 60 ye«rs old, pastor of the
Columbia German Bethlehem church,
who disappeared from home a week.
»ro, wan found in Lake Washington at,
th« foot of liearborji street today. The
body had been in the water several
days. An empty chloroform bottle wag
I Hlr: light north wind,
lor Detail* of the Weather See Page 1?!.
IA lift All The noted writer con- itihC ,,
UNI) (TV tributes a story for AllX
LVIIVvII next Sunday , ? Call. nUyJ
TA THF 14 ' 8 the first of thir- tnc
lU lilt teen to appear in this ftlu.
PROW pulurj
Russian Order to Free Mon
: gofia oc F%ht Is Met by-
Chinese" President's
According to a private cablegram re
ceived here yesterday by Kg , Poon
Chew, editor of tf\e Chung Sai Vat 80,
Russia's attempt to force the Chinese
republic to grant the independence of
Mongolia will be vigorously opposed.
President Yuan Shi Kai of the new re
pubKo refused- to accede to' the de
mands of the czar as stated by the Rus
sian ambassador' and warned the lat
ter that the Chinese republic would re
sist any attempt on the part of Rus
sia to interfere with the controlling
of Mongolia. President Yuan is quoted
as saying that rebellious Mongolia
would be forced to remain under the
Chinese flag.
For many years Russia has looked
longingly at Mongolia, and when the
Mongolians demanded their independ
ence from the new republic, Russia
said it recognized the independence of
the, province and would support thjs
movement. At that time China dis
patched armed troops to Mongolia, and
Urga, the capital of Mongolia, was
made the seat of the republic's troops.
Russia was cautioned not to interfere
by China then.
The Russia a ambassador held a long
conference with President Yuan in the
presidential mansion at Peking yes
terday. The representative of tire czar
'informed President Yuan that Cbina
would have to agree to Russia's terms
in regard to the Mongolian situation or
fight.. President Yuan is reported in
the cablegram as having said:
"China can never agree to the Rus
sian terms, inasmuch as Mongolia has
ever been a part of China, and it is
the duty of China to retain the province
come what may. China will resist any
attempt on the part of Russia or any
other nation to take the province away
from the republic."
Russia's demands of China concern
ing the settlement of the claims of
Mongolia for independence are:
I—That China does not increase its
standing army in Mongolia.
2—That China does not increase its
number of officiafs in Mongolia.
3—That China permit Mongolia to
govern itself and make its own laws.
China maintains that to agree to
Russia's terms virtually would be ad
mitting the independence of Mongolia.
Peking is considerably aroused over the
situation, and there is much talk of
Yuaa Accept* Rr*lgnatl<>n of Ambassa
dor to Gfrmaar
Special Cable to The Call
BERLIN, Nov. 26.—Chen Tung Liang
Churfg, Chinese ambassador to Ger
many, today made public the accept
ance of his resignation by President
Yuan Shi Kai of the Chinese republic.
Chen Tung Liang Chuns formerly was
Chinese ambassador at Washington.
p. c.
Belligerents Before Stam
boul Take Advantage of
Truce to Strengthen Their
Works and Armies for Re
newal of Battle Should
Negotiations to End War
Fail to Bear Fruit —Invad-
ers Ready to Renew Fight
ABOUT 130,000 MEN
Albania Declares Its Inde
pendence, Islam Flags Are
Hauled Down in Durazzo
and Mussulman Governor
Prepares to Quit Post—
Attitude of Servia Re
specting Incident Awaited
With Interest by Powers
Bombs From Aeroplane
Set Fire to Adrianople
SOFIA, Bulgaria, w© v . 27.—V
' largrc nart of Adrlanople him been
set aflrc through the dropping
of pyroxylin bombs from aero
. planes, according to a dispatch
' from Mestafa Paaaa.
> UaofßHal reports say that par
| tfal mobilisation of the Ron
• manian army ha* been ordered.
Italian papers publish report*
• tbat the Bnlffarlan army baa lowt
] more than 00,000 men. Including
Ha best troops, and Iβ worn out,
short of ammunition and a prey
to epidemic*. An official denla!
Iβ made of all each reports.
LONDON". Nov. 27—The tension
in the Balkan crisis sensibly is re
lieved by the news that the peace
plenipotentiaries are continuing their
negotiations and that Great Britain
and Germany are working actively to
secure a peaceful settlement between
Austria and Servia.
According to one Constantinople
report, the difficulties in the way oj
arranging a formal armistice arc s< >
great that the negotiations arc taking
the form of seeking a basis for peace.
Bulgars Ready With Guns
The danger of the reopening of
hostilities, however, still is serious.
Apparently only an informal armistice
of 48 hours has been agreed upon,
and it is reported that the Bulgarian
forces are moving closer to the Tcha
talja lines and intrenching themselves
in readiness to renew the attack.
The Turks have an army of more
than 100,000 and soon will have 130,000
for the most part freeh picked troops,
behind the linee, and it Iβ certain, ac
cording to all the correspondents, that
they will give a good account of them
selves if the fighting Iβ resumed.
Turkey Will Stand Ground
Under these circumstances, with
Adrianople and Scutari still holding
out, Turkey Is little likely to show a
■yielding attitude in the peace negotia
The report that the Servians have
reached Durazzo appears premature. A
wireless dispatch of today's date briqgs
the interesting news that Albanian in
dependence has been proclaimed there;
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