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Lynch Law Is Still Supreme
Short Shrift for Brutes
Blease of South Carolina An
nounces Officially That
Women Must Be
Theories of Penology Are
Discussed at Conference
of Executives
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 3.—-In the
name of the state of South Carolina
Governor Blease served notice to the
governors' conference here today that
lynchers of negro assailants of white
Wp en in his state would go un
Governor Blease warmly defended
his use of pardoning power as well aa
declarjng that In 22 months he had
pardoned or paroled approximately 400
persons and that he hoped the number
at the end of the second term would
be 800.
"I have said all over South Carolina,
and I say it again, now," he declared,
"that I will never order out the militia
to shoot down their neighbors and pro
tect a black brute who commits the
nameless crime against a white woman.
"Therefore, in South Carolina, let it
be understood that when a negro as
saults a white woman all that is needed
Is that they get the right man, and
they who get him will neither need nor
receive a trial." *
Governor Blease justified the use he
had made of his pardoning power, he
Bald, by conditions he had found in
penal institutions in the state.
Flogging, in some cases, for chll
tflren; the whipping post for violators
of certain laws, and sterilization of
assailants of women, were advocated
by Governor Baldwin of Connecticut
In an address delivered this afternoon
before the governors' conference here.
In his speech Governor Baldwin de
clared that he was more in sympathy
With the "classical school of penology"
than the "new or noisier one. mainly
jmade up of sentimental humanitarians
or theoretical psychologists."
The former school, he said, maintains
that criminals should ordinarily be
punished by subjection to some form
of suffering; the other that they should
ordinarily not be made to suffer for
their misdeeds except as nature forces
it upon them through the mind, but
that their treatment by the state should
be aimed primarily at their moral im
Governor Baldwin's address followed
address hy Governor Shafroth W
<f~ ->rado. In which Governor Shafroth
■ rated lenient but certain punish
ment to criminals and cited his own
state as an example where this system
had worked well.
Nineteen governors were present to
day at the opening session of the fifth
annual governors' conference. Gover
nor Norrig of Montana responded to the
Welcoming addresses by Governor Mann
of Virginia and the conference took up
details of organization.
The governors present were O'Neill
of Alabama, Donaghey of Arkansas,
Shafroth of Baldwin of Con
necirtut, Gilchrist of Florida, Brbwn of
necticut, Gilchrist of Florida. Brown of
Georgia. Hawley of Idaho, Plalsted of
Montana, Oddie of Nevada, Dix of New
York, Kitchin.of North Carolina, Har
mon of Ohio, Blease of South Carolina,
Spry of T'tah, Mann df Virginia, Mc-
Govern of Wisconsin and Carey of Wy
Orof-on and De la Fuentr Claim Their
Detention by Military Authorltie*
la I-constitutional
AUSTIN, Tex.. Kec. J. —The constitu
tional right of the federal government
to hold* violators of neutrality laws
prisoners at the wish of the president
of the United States was argued in the
habeas corpus proceedings for the re
lease of Colonel Pascual Orozco, father
of the Mexican revolutionary general,
and David de la Fuente. Both are
eeeklng liberty from the military prison
at San Antonio, where they are held
for their Mexican revolutionary activ
Federal District Attorney Boynton,
in outlining the government's cafe,
"paid th-"- power delegated to the presi
dent by the neutrality section of the
penal code Is discretionary.
Counsel for Orozco denied the presi-
-lent had the right to order the arrest
of any one exr-ept under due process of
law. and said he would insist that this
Is the first time in history that a pres
ident has ever tried to exercise such
I nnupcKufnl Attempt Is Made to Blow
I p Trent River Bridge
NANArMO, B. C", Dec 3.—An attempt
to blow up the Trent river bridge With
dynamite has been foiled by the Ele
ments, and the police department is
searching for the would be "bomb
planters," who, it is believed, intended
destroying the bridge in order to pre
vent the hauling of coal to Union Bay,
the shipping point for the Canadian
collieries. Twenty-five sticks of dyna
mite were found under the bridge,
which is 35 feet high and has a span of
330 feet. The point where the dyna
mite was placed is four miles from
Union Bay.
Liberal Subsidy to French Line
PARIS, Dec. 3. —A new postal subsidy
agreement between the French govern
ment and the French trans-Atlantic
line from Havre to New York was
signed today. It covers the next 25
yeafs and provides for the construc
tion of four new steamships destined
to enter the service in 1916, 1921, 1926
and 1931, respectively. The vessels are
to have a speed of 20 knots an hour in
summer and 18 knots an hour in win
ter. ■ The subvention to the company is
fixed at $1,200,000 for each of the first
four years, after which it will be sub
ject to revision.
jan one of the defendant)* oharuvd by the fed
eral government with lrrcfrular practice in
medicine, was held to answer yesterday hy
Vnite<! States Francis Krull.
Mrs. E. Xannlne of Oakland, also arrested.
pleaded not -ruiltt* ia Lbe United States district
Governor C. L. Blease of South
Democrats Certain of Two
Out of State's 13 Electoral
Votes —May Get
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 3.—Provided no
more court decisions affect the. canvass
of votes and assuming the corrections,
which will probably have to be made
In the Dos Angeles county returns
when audited by the secretary of state,
do not materially change the results
of the official canvass in the south,
figures tabulated today by Secretary
of State Jordan indicate the election of
two democratic electoral candidates —
Griffin and Del Valle —and 11 pro
gressive republicans. A further change
of 10 votes would elect another demo
crat. The dispute over five votes for
each democratic candidate in Alameda
will not affect the general result The
audit of the secretary of state on all
counties but Los Angeles, and the re
sult of the canvass by the board of
supervisors there. Insures the election
of two democrats.
Walla— (R.>... 28.1.<in«jLea 11>. I 252.648
Griffin CD.) 2ft'.441 Lynch (D.> 252.621
Wheeler ( R.» ... 283. ia*"' l Monroe iP.i 2s>2.r>o«
Pardee (R.) 2f*tt.f*s7lShanahan (D.»... 282.M8
Stimiion iR. i. .. 2?2.!H0 Flnnev (R. i. .... 2R2.544
McLaughlin IR. t 2_-2,SB7JT(»Wb iR. i 252.53.* i
Bancroft (8.1.. 9n2.flSW.Sill if.i 2*'> A*7
Derlin IR.I 252.7881 Luce tR. i 2R2.392
.r_rtftr.tß> 2 ( "2.7Bl!Morneoal fD.>... 2«2.300
Harrlf tR.) 2*_.H7l!l»oheny (I).) 212.274
Fernald (R.i. .. 2*""*2.«7fi l Tii~kf'r I P. ) 282.-B9
Pel Valle (D.).. 282.550 Foy iD.i 282.218
Bull ( R.i 2S2.Go': ; '"ouley (D.J 282,183
BI LI, Wilts BY 10 VOTES
Only 109 votes separate Bull, the
lowest winning progressive elector,
from the next highest Roosevelt can
didate, Finney.
Between the two are Lea, Lynch.
Monroe and Shanahan, democrats. Lea,
democrat, according to the tabulation,
is only 10 votes behind Bull. The race
Is so close between thpse two that It
will he Impossible to determine which
is elected until th"c Dos Angeles re
turns have been audited by the secre
tary of state.
William M. Boyd, leading electoral
candidate on the socialist ticket, re
ceived 89,8*9 votes; Annie K. Bidwell,
leading prohibition candidate, 22,206,
the name of Andrea Sbarbaro, Taft
candidate, was written on 3,943 ballots,
exclusive of those that may have been
voted for Taft in .Alameda county.
Alameda's figures were not made of
ficial today as planned. Senator Cami
netti, who is watching the audit In the
interest of the democrats, protested to
Secretary of State Jordan against a
change In records which L. J. Cordes,
an Alameda deputy clerk, asked to
make In one precinct. If the change
had been made, five votes would have
been taken from each democratic
elector. Jordan referred the matter to
the attorney general, and will take no
ar-tion until an opinion on the point is
The third appellate court today. In
an opinion prepared by Presiding Jus
tice '*hipman, Justices Hart and Bur
nett concurring, denied the application
of Frank R. Devlin for a writ of man
date to compel a recanvass of votes by
the boards of supervisors of Sacramento
and San Joaquin counties. The pro
gressives hoped to gain approximately
25 votes hy the proposed recanvass.
The court in refusing to issue the
writ asserted that unless fra*ud or In
correctness was alleged, it had no au
thority to direct the board of super
visors to recanvass the votes after cer
tification had been made to the county
The fact that a delay might result
from the issuance of a writ which
might by appeal deny the state repre
sentation in the electoral college was
another factor upon which the court
based its refusal. The case differs from
the Uos Angeles case In that the vote
sought to he recanvassed had been
certified to the secretary of state and
canvassed and certified by him.
Parent, Bent and Crippled, Seeks Court
Order Requiring Heir to Keep
Promise of Aid
An appeal to the superior court to
compel hia son to pay a share with
three others toward his support was
made yesterday by Jacob Miller, who
describes himself as a bent and crip
pled man of 80 years. The son is John
Meller, who, according to the father, is
able to pay his share of $10 a month for
support of the aged man. but has failed
to do so. Joined with the father are
two other sons, William M. and Ernest
M. Miller.
The father, after pleading his Inabil
ity to support himself, asserts that
John Miller owns a house and lot at
468 Thirty-first avenue and receives
good wages. He declares, however,
that for two years the son has promised
to pay his share, but that the young
man failed to keep his promise.
Meantime the father lives with Wil
liam, who, with the other brother, is not
able to meet the entire amount neces
sary for the care of their parent. The
plaintiffs ask judgment against John
for his share, and also an order direct
ing that $30 a month be paid by the
three sons toward the father's keep.
In Annual Message Presi
dent Points Out That the
United States Has Be
come World Power
This Country Assumes Po
lice Powers Over Central
American States
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. —President
Taft's first message to the last session
of congress in his term was received
with close attention by both branches
when legislative business began today.
Dealing entirely with foreign relations
and American progress in foreign trade,
the message paves the way for others
the chief executive will send later deal
ing with the big questions of legisla
tion and government.
A note of warning to European
powers, which, by indirect means, con
tinue tew discriminate against American
trade; a strong appeal to congress to
uplift the great foreign policies of
America above mere questions of par
tisanship; a triumphant vindication of
the diplomacy of the administration,
which is characterized as that of "dol
lars versus bullets"; a masterful pride
in the enormous expansion of American
trade as a, result of the foreign policies
of his administration, and an earnest
appeal for joint action by congress and
the executive to open new markets for
American industries —these are the
more striking features of President
Taft's fourth annual message sent to
congress today.
The message Is the first of a series of
such communications which he will
make to congress in the early days of
the session, and deals entirely with the
foreign relations of the United States.
Beginning with the usual reference to
the existing good relations with foreign
powers, the president adds that these
have been strengthened by "a greater
Insistence upon justice to American
citizens or Interests wherever it may
have been denied, and a stronger em
phasis of the need of mutuality In com
mercial and other relations."
For the first time in Its history, says
the president, the state department has
obtained substantially the most favored
nation treatment from all of the coun
tries of the world. Therefore, he says,
it is only natural that, competitive
countries should view with some con
cern the expansion of our commerce.
Hence the warning: "If in some in
stances the measures taken by them to
meet it are not entirely equitable, a
remedy should be found."
To this end the president strongly
recommends the enactment of the bill
recommended by Secretary Knox last
December, permitting the government,
instead of imposing the full maximum
rates of duty against discriminating
countries, to apply a graduated scale
of duties up to the mixlmum of 25
per cent.
"Flat tariffs are out of date," says
the president. "Nations no longer ac
cord equal tariff treatment to all other
nations, irrespective of the treatment
from them received. • * • It Is
very necessary that the American gov
ernment should be equipped with
weapons of negotiation adapted to mod
ern economic conditions."
The state department, "an archaic
and Inadequate machine," at the be
ginning of this administration, the
president says, has become a new or
ganization, with highly specialized bu
reaus and experts dealing with every
phase of American trade and diplo
macy. Holding that the essence of this
reorganized service is found in the
merit system, which President Cleve
land is credited with having intro
duced, President Taft makes a strong
appeal to congress to make this ma
chine permanent by giving the force of
statutory law to the executive orders
governing admission to and promotion
In the doplomatlc and consular services.
To show that these appointments
are already largely nonpartisan, the
president points to the fact that three
of the present ambassadors are hold
overs; that of the 10 he has appointed,
five were by promotion from the rank
of minister; that of the 30 ministers
appointed, 11 were promotions; and
that in the consular ser-ice no less
than 55 per cent of the consuls ap
pointed by him were from the southern
"The diplomacy of the present ad
ministration has sought to respond to
modern ideas of commercial , inter
course," says President Taft. "This
policy has been characterized as sub
stituting dollars for bullets. It is one
that appeals alike to idealistic humani
tarian sentiments, to the dictates of
sound policy and strategy, and to le
gitimate commercial aims."
The president adds that "because
modern diplomacy is commercial, there
has been a disposition in some quarters
to attribute to It none but material
istic aims.
"How strikingly erroneous Is such an
impression may be seen from a study
of the results by which the diplomacy
of the United States can be Judged,"
says the president.
He mentions the arbitration treaties
with France and Great Britain, which
ailed of confirmation in the senate; the ,
successful tripartite mediation of the i
Argentine Republic, Brazil and the J
United States between Peru and Ecua
dor; the arbitration of the Panama- '
Costa Rica boundary dispute; the inter
vention between Haiti and the Domini- I
can republic on the verge of war; the
suppression of the Nicaraguan war; the
halting of internecine strife In Hon- j
duras; the adjustment of the celebrated >
Tacna-Arlca dispute between Peru and j
Chile, and the adjustment of the Peru- |
vian-Ecuadoran boundary Issue.
In consequence of these things, says '
the president, there has been a general I
easing of international tension on the !
west coast of South America. He also
adds that the diplomacy of the United
States is active in seeking to assuage
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"Dollar Diplomacy" Defended
Tariff Is Weapon of Trade War
"Substitute dollars for bullets," was the phrase used by President
Taft in his message on foreign relations, urging that the government
support American enterprise abroad. He recommends help by Amer
ican bankers in Central America to remove the menace of foreign
creditors and revolutionary disorder, and financial investment in China.
The amendment of the maximum and minimum provisions of the
tariff to allow the president to apply duties so as to meet nations dis
criminating against this country was urged, as was also the enactment
or an opium law to stamp out the traffic.
"Patient nonintervention" was the characterization of the govern
ment's policy in the Mexican troubles, recognizing constituted
and attempting to care for American interests. In regard to Chinese
conditions, Taft stated that he United States maintained full and friendly
de facto relations with the provisional government, while for the present
Balkan situation he referred to the protection of American interests by
sending a squadron to the scene.
His general recommendations include a merchant marine, good
American banks in South and Central America and a permanent and
well paid foreign service.
the remaining ill feeling between" this
country and Colombia.
Taking up some of the details of the
year's diplomatic work, the president
refers with expressions of pride to
China, where "the policy of encouraging
financial investment to enable that
country to help itself has had the result
of giving new life and practical appli
cation to the open door policy." The
consistent purpose has been to encour
age the use of American capital in
China, says the president, to promote
the reforms to which that country 1b
pledged by treaty with the United
States and other powers. There has
been a vigorous assertion also, he says,
of the equal right of the United States
to a voice in all questions pertaining
to Chinese loans and developments.
President Taft. makes the direct
charge that the terrible events recorded
in Nicaragua recently, the useless loss
of life, the devastation of property, the
bombardment of the principal cities,
the killings and the tortures and suf
fering, "might have been averted had
the department of state, through ap
proval of the loan convention b$- the
senate, been permitted to carry out its
now well developed policy."
"In Central America the aim has been
to help such countries as Nicaragua
and Honduras to help themselves," says
President Taft.
While they are the immediate bene
ficiaries, the profit to the United States
Is twofold, he adds. The Monroe doc
trine is more vital In the neighborhood
of the Panama canal, and such coun
tries should be relieved of the jeopardy
of heavy foreign debts likely to pro
voke International complications.
The financial rehabilitation of these
countries by American bankers and the
protection of their custom houses from
being the prey of would be dictators,
says the president,, would remove the
menace of foreign creditors and revo
lutionary disorder. Furthermore, the
United States would profit largely In a
business way through the development
of the great natural resources of Cen
tral America.
Commending the successful results of
the application of the new neutrallty
Jaws to Mexico and other troubled
countries, the president suggests that
means be found in addition to prevent
the professional revolutionists from
making American ports "foci" for rev
olutionary intrigue. He reiterated his
determination to adhere in the case
of Mexico to the "patient policy of
nonintervention, steadfast recognition
o*f constituted authority, and the exer
tion of every effort to protect American
Other paragraphs of the message
point to the increase of American do
mestic exports by $200,000,000 during
the last y*ar, making the greatest
total ever known, $2,200,000,000; to the
agricultural credit system which he
thoroughly indorsed; to the probable
necessity of an amendment of the fur
seal act to permit limiting killing of
seals; to a meeting of the arbitrators
In Washington next year to adjust the
pecuniary claim between Great Britain
and America; to negotiations with
Mexico for the distribution of the
waters of the Colorado river In the Im
perial valley section, and to the finan
cial rehabilitation of Liberia.
There is merely historical reference
to the Chinese revolution; to the Santo
Domingan troubles, the rebellion in
Cuba and the Balkan war develop
ments, in which it is said the United
States is not involved.
The message concludes with an earn
est appeal to congress to co-operate
with the executive in Its efforts to
apply the old principles of diplomacy
which have governed the country, to
the momentous new situations of today,
when America finds itself at the thresh
old of her middle age as a nation:
"too mature to continue in Its foreign
relations those temporary expedients
natural to a people to whom domestic
affairs are the sole concern."
Jersey Woman Found Unconscious In
Field and Skull la
TRENTON, N. J-, Dec. 3.—A posse is
searching for the assailant of Miss
Louelia Marshall, 35 years old, who was
attacked tonight in the suburbs. She
was found unconscious In a field, where
she had been dragged. At the hospital
it was found that her skull was frac
tured. She regained consciousness only
long enough to say that her assailant
was a negro.
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Rev. H. A. Musser Gives
Point to Teachings by
Rev. H. A. Musser, an American mis
sionary who returned fronulndia Mon
day on •the liner Tenyo Maru, is an
exponent of muscular Christianity, die
is reputed to be a first class boxer and
was one of the best shots with a rifle
in the vicinity of Nagpur, in South
Berars, where he was stationed for
four years.
Surrounding Nagpur was an exten
sive swamp Infested with big bears
that lived In caves dug by mother na
ture in the banks of the river that
meandered through the swamp. The
natives were in deadly fear of these
animals, which annually collected a
heavy toll of human lives. They used
to leave their caves at nightfall and
wander down in groups to the water
wells. -
Every once in a while a native who
had neglected to lay in a supply of
water by daylight encountered a gang
of these bears, and as a rule the native
The British government having dis
armed the natives, they were helpless
to retaliate. They appealed to Musser,
■who maintained a well equipped hunt
ing arsenal. He made up a party and
one moonlight night visited one of the
largest caves and fired a challenge into
its depths.
Without stopping to inquire who was
there, an enormous bear rushed from
the cave. The animal was less than
two feet from the missionary when
Musser let fly with a heavy rifle and
ripped out a section of bruin's wind
pipe. Musser slipped, and but for a
native who grabbed his leg would have
toboganned down the river bank with
the dying but still fighting bear. They
killed four bears that night, and before
he left Nagpur had thinned the colony
There were tigers also in the vicinity
that occasionally carried off a few ns
tives. He d-d not hunt the tigers. The
killing of them, except strictly in self
defense. Is reserved for the civil and
military officers of the British govern
ment. Who visit, Musser says, with their
displeasure any foreigner who presumes
to kill any of this royal game.
Musser, who is on his way to his
home in Ohio, was accompanied by his
wife and two children.
Paper Now Owned by Republican and
Democratic Affiliations Likely to
Continue aa Independent
SANTA ROSA, Dec. 3.—The Santa
Rosa Republican company, which was
Incorporated last week, has taken over
the Evening Republican here. The
new corporation is composed of J. El
mer Mobley, who has owned a third
interest since 1906, and his wife, At
torney Rolph L. Thompson, one of the
leading younger republicans who have
allied themselves with the progressive
wing of the party; Attorney James
Watt Oates, a southern democrat, and
Charles C. Belden, a business man of
this city. There has been no announce
ment of the policy of the paper, but it
is expected that it will remain inde
pendently republican.
Health Will Not Admit of His Serving
Nine Months' Sentence
Special Dispatch to The Call
STOCKTON, Dec 3.—Paul Hama
guchi, sentenced to nine months in jail
for a murderous assault on James
Doyle, will not have to serve the term.
Upon recommendation of County Health
Officer Peterson, who states the pris
oner is suffering with consumption and
could dot live that long In a cell,
Hamaguchi will be removed to the tu
berculosis ward at the county hospital.
Egineer Swears Machinery
Had Been Removed From
Shaft Promoted by
NEW YORK, Dec. 3.—Nothing but "a
hole in the ground" was what John M.
Henderson of Waterbury, Conn., saw
when he visited the Temagami-Cobalt
mines, one of the properties promoted
by Julian Hawthorne and others on
trial for using the mails to defraud.
Henderson, a mechanical engineer, so
testified today, stating that he had
paid $480 for 1.250 shares in the Tema
gami-Cobalt, and had also subscribed
for 1,200 shares of Elk Lake Cobalt, an
other Hawthorne property. The wit
ness said he visited the Temagami
mines in June, 1910, and found that
work had ceased and all the mining
machinery was being packed ready for
A prima facie case "that several per
sons were induced to part with real
money for stock of the Temagami-Co-
bait mines seems to have been suffi
ciently established," was a ruling by
Judge Hough after several other wit
nesses had testified.
The court held it unnecessary to put
in further similar evidence.
FORT WORTH. T-?x., Dec. 3—The
verdict of acquittal returned today by
the Jury which heard the trial of John
Beall Sneed, accused of murder in con
nection with the killing of A. O. Boyce
Sr., reached their verdict on the sec
ond ballot. On the first ballot, it is
said that 11 jurors voted for acquittal
and one for conviction.
_f. I*., Dec. 3.—News was received here
night of the death In St. Petersburg, Pla., of
Edward A. Skinner of Westfleld. for the last
30 years supreme treasurer of the Royal Ar
Annual Holiday Sale of
About 500 room size rugs and 3,500 smaller rugs
representing all dependable weaves
20% to 40%
From prices originally fair and equitable.
A few examples will illustrate the exceptional values:
Regular Now
250 RUGS—Moussels, Bokharas,
Shirvans, Beloochistans, aver
age size 6x3 $24.00 $15.00
150 RUGS—Beloochistans, Shi
,raz, Khivas, Bokharas, You
rooks, average size 7x4 30.00 20.00
300 RUGS—Soumacs, Belooch
istans, Guendjies, Kazaks,
Moussels, Shirvans, Bokharas,
Khivas, average size 7x4... 35.00 24.00
75 RUGS — Kirmanshahs, size
5.1x3.3 50.00 37.50
225 RUGS — Saruks and Kir
manshahs, size 6.9x4.3
$100.00 to 125.00 75.00
150 RUGS —Miscellaneous
weaves, exceptional value. . . 45.00
8 to 10 ft. long by 3 to 3.8
wide $30.00 to 35.00 22.50
12 to 13.6 ft. long by 3 to 3.8
ft wide $50.00 to 60.00 35.00
Many other Rugs of larger sizes and finer weaves
at proportionate reductions.
Oriental Rugs are particularly appropriate for
Holiday Gifts; purchases made during this sale will
be held for delivery during Christmas week, if desired.
w. & J. SLOANE
83 Boys Are On the Job
A Few More Are Wanted in Our
New Gift Plan
The three boys making the best records be
tween now and January 10th will receive in cash
over and above the gifts for their work, the fol
lowing additional prizes:
Ist Prize $5.00
2d Prize 3.00
3d Prize.. 2.00
Boys Must Report Every Saturday
Between 3 and 5 P. M.
M. E. Ruggles, Petty Officer
Who Eloped With Rich
Contractor's Daughter,
to Fight Case
Special Dispatch to The Call
VAX_I_EJO, Dee. 3.—-M. E. Ruggles.
petty officer, editor and prize fighter of
the cruiser South Dakota, which Is at
Mare island, is to be sued for divorce
by his wife, who was Miss Vada Som
mers, daughter of George "W. Som
mers, a wealthy contractor of Melrose.
according to word received here to
night. Ruggles, editor of the Es Dee,
the monthly paper which is published
on board the South Dakota, met his
wife about five years ago in Oakland.
They eloped and were married In
San Rafael May 9, 1911. The parents
objected to the sailor as a husband for
their daughter.
The bride returned to her home Im
mediately after the wedding, while
Ruggles returned to Mare island. Rug
gles did not see his bride again until
July 11 last. The bride charges Rug
gles with desertion. He will fight the
Ruggles gained considerable noto
riety last month when he boxed to a
draw in Flosden with Young Kelley of
Santa Rosa.
Apprentice Conrtmartlaled for At
tempt to Regain Liberty
MARE ISLAND. Dec. 3.—Jack Kelly.
Mare island apprentice, who is serving
a term at the yard prison on the
charge of fraudulent enlistment and
who attempted to escape recently, was
courtmartialed today. It is believed
that Kelly will have at least three
i years added to his sentence for his at
tempt to regain his liberty.

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