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War Over Balkan Situation Would Be Blight
Upon Christian Civilization
to the duration of the existing suspen
sion of hostilities tends toward the be
lief that a peaceful solution of the
trouble is approaching.
There were no fresh developments
today concerning the proposed confer
ence between the powers on the Bal
kan situation or concerning the dis
pute between Austria and Servia, as
to the occupation by the latter coun
try of a port on the Adriatic.
"The only epitaph history could ™ rite
upon such a catastrophe." said y'""
ston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the
admiralty, in reference to the possi
bility of a general war as a result ot
the Balkan situation, "would be this—
that a whole generation of men went
mad and tore themselves to pieces.
Churchill's remarks were made at a
banquet in his honor here tonight. He
said that while a strong feeling natu
rally existed between Russia and Aus
tria over the Balkan situation, a resort
to war by them would be a horror ut
terly disproportionate to any cause ex
isting or any compensation that might
be achieved.
"Christian civilization." continued
Churchill, "looks across the tangle of
diplomacy to the sovereigns of those
august empires and asks whether
kingship might not in these modern
democratic days win for itself new lus
ter and proclaim to the multitudes of
enfranchised toilers, in whose hands
power Is being increasingly reposed,
the fact that the monarchy is the bul
wark of European peace."
A great gulf, Churchill said, sepa
rated the affairs of Russia and Austria
from those of the other European pow
ers, and they had only to pursue the
policy of trusting one another, which
they had been pursuing, and nothing
could drive them from the path of
eanity and honor. A general war might ,
plunge Europe almost Into the desola
tion of the middle ages.
Diplomats here said today that Ser
via fears Austria-Hungary will not
wait for all the questions of the
Balkans to be considered by a confrere
of the European powers after the
cessation of hostilities. According to
Vienna reports, Austria Is mobilizing
Its army on the Austrian frontier for
the protection of its territory.
Although a warlike feeling prevails
in Vienna and St. Petersburg, the rulers
and ministers of Russia and Austria-
Hungary continue working to avert a
. The suggestion has been thrown out
in one diplomatic quarter that the mat
ter would be quickly settled If Servla
were given the port of San Giovanni di
Medua on the same terms as those by
which Montenegro held Antivari until
Those conditions were that no forts
should be erected and no Montenegrin
warships should be stationed there, and
no foreign warships should be admitted
to the port.
Neither Servia nor Austria-Hungary
has expressed an opinion on this pro
Special dispatches to the London
morning papers from Vienna represent
the crisis there growing out of the
Balkan situation as having a most
serious effect on trade.
The shop keepers, especially the jew
elers, milliners and dress makers, are
complaining bitterly that they are suf
fering heavy losses through the ab
sence of the usual Christmas trade.
The theaters and other amusement
places and restaurants are declared to
be in a similar position.
This state of affairs, the dispatches
say, tends to engender a warlike feel
ing, and the people are demanding that
the* government take a firm grip on the
situation in order to prevent a pro
longed crisis and a consequent loss of
A dispatch from Athens to a news
agency says a message has been re
ceived there from the Turkish island of
Chios, off the west coast of Asia Minor,
that the Greeks have occupied a posi
tion at St. Marie, the Turks retiring.
The western Greek squadron today
occupied the Turkish island of Sas
seno, in the Adriatic sea, off the coast
near Avlona, according to a dispatch
fgom Athens.
A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from
Constantinople says:
I learn on excellent authority that
the Balko-Turkieh peace conferees
late this afternoon reached a solid
basis of agreement, which augurs
well for the early conclusion of ne
gotiations. The delegates are now
as one on the following points:
I—Constantinople to remain Turk
ish territory under certain stipula
tions, including the reduction of
the fortifications.
2—Turkey to enter the Balkan
confederation for customs purposes.
The conditions of this partnership,
however, are not definitely fixed.
3—Autonomy to be granted to Al
bania under the control of the allies.
4—Macedonian mussulmans in any
territories annexed by the coalition
to receive certain privileges.
The only serious difficulty in the
way of Instantly signing the peace
treaty is Bulgaria's demand for a
war Indemnity of 500,000,000 francs
($100,000,000), which Turkey so far
refuses to pay, or even consider.
Deace conference
1 making headway
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 29—A formal
armistice for a fortnight is now within
sight, according to an official announce
ment made tonight.
"The pour parlers in Baghtche are
proceeding in a satisfactory manner, and
there is reason to hope an armistice may
be signed in a day or two." the an
nouncement said.
The information was given out after
a meeting of the council of ministers,
which was in session from 6 until 10
oclock. It was called to discuss a re
port submitted to Kiamil Pasha, the
grand vizier, by Osman Nlzmi Pasha,
Senator Darned Ferld and Mustapha
Rf?chad Bey, minister of the interior,
who went to Baghtche this morning and
conferred with the peace plenipotentia
ries and returned to the capital this
Before the meeting of the council of
ministers the grand vizier had an audi
ence with the sultan and also visited
the British and Russian ambassadors.
Fire broke out in the port this even
ing, but quickly was quenched.
Several more unionist deputies were
arrested today in connection with the
plot against the government.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 29.— The
chances for a peaceful settlement of
the Balkan crisis are increasing daily.
Russian diplomacy, eupp'orted by that
of France and Great Britain, expects
to tide over the Austro-Servian conflict
regarding the Adriatic and drive a
bargain with Austria and Italy based
on recognition of Albanian autonomy,
in return for Austria giving Servia
access to the sea.
According to views of Russian diplo
mats, a permanent settlement of the
Balkan crisis is desirable to all the
European powers. They are of th&
belief that thers is no reason to make
the Servian position economically un
tenable. Whether a settlement of the
controversy is achieved through a con
ference or otherwise is of secondary
importance. The main object is peace,
but not peace at any price. The most
important task for diplomacy at pres
ent is to hasten a conclusion of the
negotiations, between Turkey and Bul
It Is said to be not impossible that
Russia may exert her good offices for
peace, either in the form of advice or
pressure. It must be remembered that
Turkey's left flank is entirely exposed
to the Caucasus, where Russia has
concentrated large forces. Russia, how
ever, It is said, does not want any
Turkish territory, but desires only the
freedom of the Dardanelles for her
Black sea trade, which represents three
fourths of her grain exports.
RIEKA, Montenegro. Nov. 29.—King
Nicholas today had a conference with
the Austrian minister and other mem
ber-s of the diplomatic corps. It is be
lieved at Montenegrin army headquar
ters that the Austrian-Servian difficulty
will be settled amicably.
General Martlnovitch has established
the Montenegrin executive government
in San Giovanni di Medua. The troops
operating against Scutari have been
reinforced and now number 36,000.
King Nicholas tomorrow will move his
headquarters to Bruda near Scutari,
and personally will begin vigorous
operations against the beleaguered
Practically the entire army has been
concentrated in an attempt to force
the Turks to surrender. The latter
have made several attempts at sorties,
but all have been repulsed.
A Turkish deserter from Scutari says
the distress among the besieged is ter
ST. PETERSBURG, NoV, 29.—An at
tempt was made by a body of students
to organize a demonstration outside the
Austro - Hungarian embassy in St.
Petersburg today, but was frustrated
by the authorities.
The Austro-Hungarian reservists re
siding In the Baltic proyinces have
been summoned to return to their
homes in Austria and Hungary, accord
ing to a dispatch from Riga to the
Rech. The German reservists living in
those provinces number 8,000, and these
also have been warned to hold them
selves in readiness to be called upon
to join their regiments at any moment.
The Austrian and German consul
ates at Kiev are guarded by-strong
forces of police.
An enthusiastic scene was witnessed
last evening in the Imperial Marinsky
theater during a performance given In
behalf of the Servians and Bulgarians,
at which most of the Russian ministers,
including the premier, were present.
When the national anthems of Bulgaria
and Servia were played by the orches
tra the audience arose and cheered to
the echo.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 29.—Two en
tire divisions of Turkish reserves sur
rendered today to the Bulgarian troops
near the village of Marhamll, between
the port of Dedeagatch and Demolica,
according to an announcement made by
the official news agency here. -
A fierce fight between the Turks and
the Bulgarians preceded the capitula
tion of the reserves. The Turkish
force was commanded by Yader Pasha.
Two generals, 252 Turkish officers and
8,879 men surrendered.
The loot captured by the Bulgarians
included eight mountain guns, two
machine guns, 1,000 horses and large
quantities of ammunition. The Turk
ish prisoners have been sent to De
The lines of investment drawn by
the Bulgarian troops around the be
leaguered Turkish stronghold of
Adrianople are being tightened daily.
The attackers* trenches have ap
proached within 1.100 yards of the city
Itself and the foreign consuls have
hoisted flags over their offices so as to
prevent the Bulgarians firing shells in
their direction.
A Dutch Red Cross contingent has
arrived here. Its members especially
are equipped to deal with cholera,
against which all have been inoculated.
They are amply provisioned with
serum and will proceed to Tchatalja.
Beyond the mere statement that the
negotiations are proceeding no Infor
mation is obtainable here regarding
the progress of the deliberations in
Baghtche. It is understood that the
delegates are engaged in the discus
sion of both peace and an armistice.
Opinion as to the ultimate outcome of
the negotiations is divided. No defi
nite result Is expected for some days.
BELGRADE, Servia, Nov. 29.—The
Servian troops captured the town of.
Dibra, in Albania, only after a desper
ate encounter with the Turkish/ troops,
who had rallied there after their re
treat from Monastlr and had been
Joined by contingents of Mallssorl and
Arnaut tribesmen. With the capture
of Dibra the whole of Macedonia Mas
been subdued. Two of the Turkish
regiments which had been routed at
Monastir surrendered yesterday to the
The entrance of the Servians Into
Dlbra has been greeted with enthusi
asm by the populace.
The general opinion here Is that the
tension between Servia and Austria is
growing less and that a peaceful set
tlement between them is in prospect.
PARIS, Nov. 29.—1t Is generally un
derstood the United States has taken a
quiet but important part in exercising
a soothing influence upon Europe—an
influence for which France in particu
Poles Grow Restive
Under Russian Yoke
LOXDOX, Nov. 20,—Pamphlets
have been distributed In the
streets of Warsaw calling; opon
the people to celebrate the anni
versary of the Polish revolution
of 1880 by declaring that the
Polish nation mutt take active
measures against Russia, says a
ftpcclal dispatch from Warsaw.
Troops patrol the city, the dis
patch continues, and there have
been numerous arrests of stu
dents and workmen. The mana
gers of the Polish schools have
been Informed that their Institu
tions -will be closed if the stu
dents attend church service com
memorating the revolution.
lar is appreciative.
France, It was learned today, has ac
cepted In principle the suggestion of
the British foreign secretary, Sir Ed
ward Grey, that a meeting or the am
bassadors of the great powers should
be connected in one of the European
capitals for the discussion of questions
arising out of the Balkan war.
The favorable manner in which the
•"idea has been received by the powers,
and especially by Berlin, is regarded
here as a very hopeful sign.
A striking feature of the crisis hae
been the close union of France and
Germany In all the efforts directed
toward calming the warlike feeling that
has been displayed in different sections
of Europe. t
A telegram addressed to "His Maj
esty, the French Republic," announcing
the proclamation of the independence
of Albania, was received at the foreign
office tonight from Ismial Kemil, the
Albanian leader.
BERLIN, Nov. 29.—The German min
ister of war, Josias yon Heringen, said
today In the imperial parliament:
I can give the positive assurance
that everything necessary for the
eventuality of war has been done.
He made this statement in answer
ing an inquiry as to whether the 114
new machine gun companies provided
for In the law of 1912 could be organ
ized without delay.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29.—The ar
mored cruiser Tennessee, en route to
Smyrna to protect American interests,
left the Island of Malta today on the
last lap of its journey to the Syrian
The subsequent movements of the
Tennessee, as well as tfiose of its sister
ship, Montana, now heading for Turk
ish waters, will be left to the judgment
of American Ambassador Rockhill in
Loaded to the capacity with Vir
ginia coal, the naval collier Brutus
sailed today from Norfolk for Gib
raltar, en route to Smyrna, to replen
ish the bunkers of the Tennessee and
The American Red Cross today cabled
$1,000 each to the Bulgarian and Ser
vian Red Cross societies, and a similar
amount to Ambassador Rockhill In
Constantinople, as well as $500 to the
Greek Red Cross. These contributions
bring the American total up to $58,855.
Cruiser Sails for Syria
MALTA, Nov. 29.—The United States
cruiser Tennessee, after calilng here,
sailed today for Smyrna to assist in the
protection of American lives and prop
erty there.
Norway Has War Fever
CHICAGO, Nov. 29.—A dispatch to
day to the Chicago Dally News from
Chrlstiania, Norway, says:
Warlike preparations are still
going on In Norway. The impor
tation of coal during the last
month, both by the military author
ities and private firms, has been
enormous. Orders for the mobiliza
tion of the military and naval
forces of the kingdom have been
In readiness to be Issued at a
moment's notice.
The army has been supplied with
grain for about a year, and large
quantities of provisions have been
stored everywhere.
VIENNA, Nov. 29.—The assertion
that Servia is mobilizing against Aus
tria-Hungary Is made today by the
Relchspost. The intrenched positions
near the town of Semendria, on the
Danube, have been occupied already
by Servian troops of the Danube di
The Servian recruits belonging to the
contingents due to be called up In 1913
and x 1914 have been called out by the
Servian war office and Christian pris
oners among the Turkish troops cap
tured are being induced to serve in
the Servian army.
The weapons captured from the
Turks are being hurriedly repaired In
the great Servian arsenal in Kraguye
vatz, where also ammunition is being
made in large quantities.
Cattle and cereals are being req
uisitioned by the Servian war office
and taken to Nish, which the Reiche
post gays will be formed into a Servian
Tchatalja. or last line of defense. The
garrison of the intrenched camp there
is being rapidly raised to 120,000 men.
The recent visits exchanged between
Count yon Berchthold, the Austro-
Hungarian foreign minister, and the
Egyptian prince, Ahmed, Fuad, who
was an Albanian by descent, are re
garded by the Zeit as Indications that
the prince Is a serious candidate for
the Albanian throne.
The bills that will be introduced in a
few days by Premier Count Stuergh
dealing with matters connected with
mobilization will be drastic. Under
them every man under 50 years of age
may be called upon to perform any
kind of manual or other labor military
commanders may choose, to Impose, and
any beast of burden, or vehicle, in
cluding automobiles, aeroplanes and
even carrier pigeons, may be com
mandeered on a moment's notice when
the army Is on a war footing. It is
officially announced that the govern
ment tomorrow will publish a decree
prohibiting the exportation of horses.
Increase of 91,000,585 In Gross Earning*
For October
Special Dispatch to The Call
NEW YORK, Nov. 29.—The report of
the Southern Pacific for October shows
gross earnings of $13,915,714, an in
crease of $1,990,585. Net earnings were
$5,749,628, an increase of $725,571. The
gross increase for the four months
ending October 31 was $50,845,185, an
increase of $5,039,210. The net for the
four months was $21,069,480, an In
crease ot $2,993,985.
Tracy-Los Banoa Motor Car Service
Kffective Sunday, Nov. 17, and con
tinuing until further notice. Southern
Pacific motor car will leave Tracy at
8:50 a. m. Sunday only; returning, leave
Los Banos 2:15 p. m., arriving at Tracv
to connect with train No. 37, enabling
hunters to reach San Francisco at 730
p. ot. —AdVt
Attorney McCutchen De
mands Report on Cala
veras and Alameda
Continued From Paw 1
stalled, which, In his opinion, was ut
terly unreliable as giving information
regarding the flow.
M. O. Leighton, chief hydrographer of
the geological survey, supported Free
man by stating that It would be im
practical to construct an adequate res
ervoir on the McCloud river. P>ee
man objected to all the northern
sources of supply on the ground that
it would not be feasible to cross the
Carquinez straits by laying a long line
of pipe.
This was denied by Freeman, who
countered with declaring that Profes
sor Leconte's report was "trash." He
added that a lot of data had been com
piled by Charles Gilman Hyde, assisted
by C. D. Marx and C. E. Grunsky, who
had occupied a room kindly placed at
their disposal by the Spring Valley
Water company. Freeman said that he
noticed several young men in the room
making a lot of drawings of curvatures,
A page or two of data had been sub
mitted to him, he said, which he re
turned as being superfluous. Mc-
Cutchen took exceptions to Freeman's
remarks regarding the use of the
Spring Valley rooms by Professor
Hyde and his associates.
"I did not cast any reflections," re
torted Freeman. "I said the rooms
were kindly donated by Spring Valley."
"But I didn't like the tone in which
you said It," said McCutchen.
The rivals glared at each other, but
Secretary Fisher interposed and sug
gested that honors were even and that
the hearing should go ahead.
There was considerable discussion of
northern California projects, including
the McCloud river and Indian valley.
Engineer Freeman objected strongly to
any further inquiry into the McCloud
project, on the ground that prelim
inary examination hae shown conclu
sively that the cost of such a system
would be prohibitive.
Indian valley, in Plumas county, was
discussed as a possible source of supply,
but the San Franciscans pointed out
that this would flood 20,000 acres of fine
agricultural land, together with the
town of Greenville.
City Attorney Long declared that the
California legislature would have to
pass on this subject, and that It would
never consent to the destruction of this
land and the town of Greenville.
Secretary Fisher suggested that pos
sibly some of the northern sites might
be used by sending the pipe down the
east side of the Sacramento river, but
Freeman replied that all of them were
handicapped by the necessity of cross
ing San Francisco bay, either at Car
quinez straits or some other point.
Assistant City Attorney Beardsley,
Attorney McCutchen and Engineer
Freeman ha<l a running fight during
the afternoon over the question of
Spring Valley taking the waters of
Alameda county. Beardsley asserted
that the Spring Valley appropriation
had already reduced the water levels
In Alameda county and that the east
side of the bay would be starved for
water If any more were taken to sup
ply San Francisco. He steadily sup
ported the Hetch Hetchy project.
Former Chief Engineer Herman
Schussler of the Spring Valley Water
company testified that the company had
acquired practically all the riparian
rights along Pescadero creek and that
this, together with San Gregorlo creek,
would furnish about 50,000,000 gallons
daily in addition to the present sup
,ply. •Hβ insisted that the Spring Val
ley company could furnish plenty of
water for the city for many years to
Attorney McCutchen asked that the
Tuba be Investigated as a possible
source of supply.
'Xothlng to Char«es," Saye Former
Governor, "but Case Rests "With
Board of Control"
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO. Nov. 29.—Louis It
Glavis, secretary of the state conser
vation commission, who was charged
with jvorking to the interests of timber
barons and whose salary has been held
up by the board of control for that
reason, was vindicated today by former
Governor Pardee, chairman of the com
"The commission is satisfied with Mr.
Glavis , actions. There is nothing to
the charges, and never was. What the
board of control will do, I can not
say; It is up to them," was Pardee's
comment. It is understood the con
trol board will Institute its own In
vestigation before giving Glavis his
A state fire patrol, fire districts and
strict forestry laws are recommended
In a voluminous report filed by the
commission with Governor Johnson to
Fifty Owners and Managers Attend
Services for Late -President of
New York Nationals
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 29.—Hundreds
of friends of John T. Brush, includ
ing 50 baseball owners and managers
from out of the city, attended the fun
eral of the late president of the New
York Nationals here today. Cluba in
New York city and Indianapolis of
which Brush was a member, also at
tended. The funeral services at St.
Paul's Episcopal church were In charge
of the local Masons.
Dr. Lewis Brown, who.preached the
sermon, recalled incidents of Brush's
early life that indicated his thrift.
"Unobstrußlve generosity, business
originality, courage and unceasing
energy were secrets of his unusual suc
cess," said Doctor Brown.
The pallbearers were officials of the
National league.
Move to Annex Lend Through Agrnew
to Alrlao Rejected
SAN JOSE, Nov. 29. —At an election
held today in Santa Clara and ad
jacent territory the proposition to
annex a narrow strip of terri
tory extending through Agnew to
Alviso was defeated. The only
outside precinct voting was Ag
new, in which 11 votes were cast
against annexation and 9 for it. In
Santa Clara four precincts gave the fol
lowing vote. For, 3C3; against, 81.
Mrs. Leonore Niccoli, beautiful 18 year old bride,
victim of tragedy, and Silvio Niccoli, her husband,
who shot himself. **
shortly after 6 o'clock and that he
upbraided her for her conduct with
the Mission street vegetable market
man. He said his wife denied being
unfaithful and that she said she in
tended to leave him.
Niccoli further said that his wife
went into the bedroom and wrote a
note to her father, who lives in Santa
Rosa, and her aunt, saying that her
husband had accused her of a great
fault, which, she said, was a mistake
on his part, and that she was going
away. The husband said he came into
the bedroom just as his wife took a
revolver from a drawer of a dresser
and that, before he could prevent her,
she placed the muzzle of the weapon
against her left breast and dis
charged it.
Following the shooting of Mrs. Nic
coli, her husband opened a window and
called to Ernest Connell. who lives with
his parents at 61 Lundy lane, and asked
him to call a policeman, saying that
two people had been murdered. A few
seconds later a second shot was heard.
Niccoli said he shot himself. The bullet
entered his right ear and lodged in the
brain. Doctor Harrison, at the central
emergency hospital, where the injured
man was taken after being treated at
the Mission emergency, said last night
that his condition was critical and that
he had only a slight chance of recover
When Policeman Jones entered the
house by forcing open a front window,
Niccoli was unconscious on the floor and
his wife was dead, her body lying beside
the bed. The policeman resuscitated
Niccoli by pouring cold water over him
and while waiting for the Mission emer
gency hospital ambulance took his
statement of the affair.
At the central emergency hospital
last night Niccoli told Detective Ser
geants Macphee and "Wright that his
wife ehot herself and that he tried to
end his- own life. Despite this state
ment, the two detectives said that they
believed N*ccoli shot his wife because
he was jealous of her, and that he
tried to take his own life when he
learned that she was dead. The police
detectives said that Niccoli's attitude
In times past, so far as his wife being
admired by other men is concerned, and
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i the threats he is known to have made
to several of his wife's friend*, point
to the murder theory.
Niccoli was a concrete contractor and
has lived in San Francisco for several
years. He ,is a prominent member of
the local Italian military organization.
Deputy Coroner Thomas Gavin, after
an exhaustive search, found the note
said to have been written by Mrs. Nic
coli. The note waa in Italian, but it
was not positively learned last night
I whether the handwriting was that of
fMrs. Niccali or that of her husband.
Harbor Facilities Are to Be Doubled
at Cost of «3,500,000, in Accord
ance With Plan
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29.—The ad
visory board of the state engineering I
department today approved the $3,500,- j
000 wharf system that the San Fran
cisco harbor commission had outlined
for the North Beach section. Presi
dent J. J. Dwyer of the harbor board I
and State Engineer McClure met with
the governor at a special meeting to
consider the plans.
The board particularly approved the
first wharf of a net of seven to be
built. This wharf is to be 1,000 by
200 feet of reinforced concrete, and is
to be built on the beach near
the foot of Kearny street. It will cbst
$500,000. As the other wharves are
similar the board approved them all, or
$3,500,000 worth of wharfage.
President Dwyer announced that
there were five wharves in the course
of construction, and these with the set
of seven, would give San Francisco's
water front twelve wharves In all, or
double the present wharfage. Dwyer
says the entire work will be completed
within a year.
The board authorized State Engineer
McClure to build a farm cottage at
Mendocino state hospital to cost $14,
--000. An expenditure of 91.250,000 on
the levee at Paradise bend on the San
Joaquln river was also approvel.
If Senator Works Can Not
Find Satisfactory Succes
sor to Ralston No Nomi
nation Will Be Made
rofitfnneH From Paare 1
ments until the last days of Wilson's
R. F. Rammers of Vacaville Iβ men
tioned as a candidate for United States
marshal for the northern California
district. If Rammers enters the race
I for the appointment it is believed that
he will have the formal indorsement of
the Solano county democratic organiza
The California Democratic league *
which hap been the subject of a heated
long distance debate between J. O.
Davis, chairman of the democratic state
[central committee, and Theodore A."Bell,
will be launched this afternoon at the
Hotel Manx.
Thanks to the absence of Davia and
the unwillingness of Bell to do more
than reply to Davis' criticisms of the
i league movement, yesterday was un
| marked by an exchange of literary fire
works by the contending democratic
That the meeting today would be well
attended was indicated by the letters
received by the advance guard bourbons
who put in an appearance yesterday.
Among them were R. H. de Witt of Sis
klyou, former chairman of the state
central committee; former Assembly
man W. R. Odom, who is now city clerk
of Coalinga, and Fred Hall of Bakers
-1 field.
The tentative scheme of organization
Includes an executive committee, upon
which every county in ,the state will b#
represented and under the direction of
which branch leagues will be formed in
each county.
Among those mentioned for president
of the new league are Charles Barlow
of Bakersfield, Mayor J. C. Owen* of
Richmond, who will be a member of the
next state senate; W. S. Killingeworth,
assemblyman elect of Vacavllle; R. H.
de Witt of Siskiyou. former chairman
of the state central committee; Ed
Leake, editor of the Woodland Mail;
George Catte of Stockton and former
State Senator C. L. La Rue of San
F. R. Starke of Vallejo seems to have
no opposition for the secretaryship.
Conditional Gift of $10,000 Starts Stu-
dents Oat to Raise f170,000
Special Dlepatclj to Th* Call
JACKSONVILLE. 111.. Nov. 29.—Julius
G. Strawn of this city today made a
gift of $10,000 to the Illinois Woman's
college provided 1170,000 Is raised In
the ten day campaign for funds that
has' Just been begun. Altogether $70,
--000 has been pledged.
STOCKTON. Nov. 29.—Robert Knight,
50 years old. an advertising man repre
senting a Los Angeles house, was found
in a dying condition in his hoom in a*
Stockton lodging house today. He waa
taken to the emergency hospital, where
he died'from hemorrhages. His home
was al 1167% West Twenty-fifth street,
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