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Roosevelt and Progressive
Party Are Criticised for
Affiliation With George
W. Perkins
Charges Presidential Office
Was Used to Check Action
Against the Trusts
TVASHIN'GTON, Dec. 9. —In a speech
tfxiay in the senate upon his resolution
for a constitutional amendment that
would provide a single six year
presidential term Senator Works of
California, identified since his entry
into the senate with the progressive
republican faction, criticised Theodore
Roosevelt and the progressive party for
their affiliation with George W. Perkins
and other representatives of large cor
Senator Works said that both Roose
velt and Taft deserved defeat. He as
serted that Roosevelt when president
had withheld action against the har
vester trust, with the natural result
that Perkins had been one of the chief
Roosevelt backers in the fight this
year for the progressive nomination:
and. with equal emphasis, said Presi
dent Taft had "lost the respect and
good will of many good people by going
upon the stump against Colonel Roose
The attack upon Roosevelt came in
connection with Senator Works' as
sertion that the president's office had
been used to prevent adverse action
against corporations.
"We are not without evidence of the
effect of such action on succeeding elec
tions," said Senator Works. "The great
harvester trust, one of the worst and
most oppressive of its kind, was sig
nally favored by Mr. Roosevelt when
president, in this respect. It was not
prosecuted for violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law because Roosevelt
ordered otherwise. What was the nat
ural result? When Roosevelt again be
came a candidate George W. Perkins
was his ardent supporter and chief
financial backer. Perkins was largely
interested in the harvester trust. Per
kins knew by actual demonstration
that his company would be safe against
Just prosecution if Roosevelt was
elected, unless he should change his
mind, and he would much less likely
change his views if the harvester trust
or its stock holders should lend him
their support.
"I am not saying that Mr. Roosevelt
acted out of improper motives in deal
ing with the harvester trust or the
steel trust. He may have been per
satisfied that the course taken
by him was the proper and just course.
I call attention to these instances of
presidential favor and what followed
them, as illustrating the power that
exists In the hands of a president in his
first term, to secure his election to a
second term."
Facts brought out in the senatorial
investigation of campaign expenditures
were cited by Senator Works to show
the extent to which "trusts and their
millionaire stock holders" had contrib
uted to campaign contributions. He
declared that "privilege seeking cor
porations support the public official
who will grant them privileges."
"The recent investigation of cam
paign contributions has expressed some
of the darkest pages of the polltcal
history of the country," he continued.
"It has revealed the unpleasant facts
that the money used for campaign pur
both by republicans and demo
crats, in past years was supplied almost
•wholly by men interested in the large
corporations that were amenable to
punishment under the anti-trust law.
"The new progressive party was
tainted in the very beginning by put
ting itself in the hands of the same in
terests. It was managed and financed
by promoters, corruptlonists and trust
magnates. In all these cases money
Was contributed to secrure the election
of a man who, if elected, would be en
trusted with the power of determining
conclusively whether or not they should
l»e prosecuted. No matter whether it
was BO understood or not, it was noth
ing more or less than buying immunity
from such prosecution."
Wonjf SI Sam* Accuned of the Mnrder of
Seid Wall Bine, Pleadu Guilty
of Manslaughter
PORTLAND, Dec. f>.—Under stipula
tion that he would plead guilty to a
charge of manslaughter in connection
th« murder of Sei-1 Wah Ring, a
countryman, instead of being retried
on a first degree murder charge. Wont?
Si Sam, a Chinese, today was sentenced
to serve an indeterminate sentence of
from 1 to 1 ."> years in the penitentiary
and to pay a tine of $100.
Wong previously had been convicted
of murder in the first degree, but on
appeal to the supreme court a retrial
was ordered.
Lew Soon, indicted for the same mur
der, will go to trial next week.
The murder of Seid Wah> Bing led to
a coastwide seach for his murderers.
<>l Sf-n, the alleged woman in the case,
was arrested in Montana and will be
a witness at Lew Soon's trial.
Coj-otee Makr Havoc With Remain* of
San Franciscan, Dead for Month*
Special Dispatch to The Call
RIVERSIDK, Dec. 9.—Last Saturday
the remains of a man, dead several
months, were found in the Pauba ranch
near Temei i:!a. The only means of
identifying , the body was by a < ard
addressed to "Joe" and signed C. L.
Vanwert, 951 South Olive street. IjOS
Angeles. Yanwert today said that the
n« wife those of Joseph Fletcher
o f San Francisco, who disappeared six
jnonths ago. IFis family is said to be
in San Francisco. Fletcher worked as
a newspaper solicitor In the south. His
body was found in Dripping- springs, an
talble portion of the great Pauba,
ranch. How Fletcher came there and
how lie met his death form an un
mystery. Coyotes had made such
• ie remains that signs ofi
cc, If aliy. were removed.
ST. PAUL,, Dec. 9.— Mrs. A. T. Hall
has resigned as president of the Min
nesota Woman Suffrage association,
due. she says, to a contemplated move
to California.
Uniaue Program by Philomath Club
-a. %f~ - . ■ -jm
Scene from "The School for Scandal" as given by the Philomath club. From left to right, Mrs. Samuel Bloom, Mrs.
Oscar Hoffman and Mrs. A. C. Bullion.
Left to right, Miss Elsa Feigcnbaum and Miss Rosalie Hausman, x»ho had part
in festivities at annual breakfast.
Uncle Sam's Inspectors May
Pare Rind From Marine
Hospital Cut
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, Dec. o.—As a result
of a strong presentation of the claims
of California for public buildings, the
subcommittee of the house committee
on pubic buidings' today announced
that a favorable report would be made
on all the items affecting the coast
state with the reservation that some
of the amounts may be pared down.
This announcement foreshadows ap
propriations of $700,000 for the con
struction of a new marine hospital at
San Francisco; $100,000 for a postoffice
building at Modesto and $125,000 fox a
postoffice building at Bakersfield.
It Iβ possible that the appropriation
for the marine hospital may be cut
down, as the treasury architect figures
that $500,000 will be sufficient for the
work. For the postoffice structure at
Willows $75,000 is required, and $40,000
is asked for a postoffice and federal
building at San Pedro.
An increased appropriation is asked
for the completion of a federal building
at Santa Barbara and for the purchase
of ground and the erection of a build
ing at San Luis Obispo. An appropria
tion of $100,000 for the construction of
a lighthouse on North Farallone island
is assured by reason of the favorable
report obtained from the committee to
day by Representative Kahn.
Snrmmrntn A allry Countic* Will Hold
Product* and I/and Show
Special Dispatch to I"he Call
Dec. 9.—Twenty
counties will be represented at the Sac
ramento valley home products and land
show, which begins Thursday. The ex
position is to be held in mammoth
tents In the vacant sand lot near the
Southern Pacific depot, and already
most of the displays are In position.
Besides the main exposition tent there
are others devoted to an automobile
show and the home products displays.
All three tents are of circus size. In
ali there is considerably more than
100,000 square feet of ground space.
The show is under the direction of the
Sacramento Valley Development associ
ation, with J. A. Gorman as the di
rector general in charge.
s4C —
/fAKLAND, Dec. 9.—Two masked men
held up and robbed R. Roark, 1089
Fifty-ninth street, shortly after 8
o'clock tonight at Sixtieth and Baker
streets. One of the highwaymen was
armed with a revolver and the other
carried a club. Roark threw up his
hands and the robbers obtained $30. A
watch was returned to Roark. It bore
a monogram. I
M. W. Hamby Is Probably
Fatally Beaten in Hold
up; $20,000 Taken
Special T>i*patch to The Cell
TAFT, Dec. 9.—Two masked robbers
climbed into the baggage car of the
Sunset Western train running from
Bakersfield to Shale as it was leaving
Maricopa tonight, slugged the express
messenger, M. W. Hamby, probably
fatally wounding him, took $20,000 in
money belonging to the Wells Fargo
Express company, looted the car and
dropped off into the darkness at Temp
land Junction.
The holdup was not discovered until
the train reached here. The messenger
was found lying unconscious on the
floor. When he was partially revived
he explained how the men had entered
the car and beaten him until he was
helpless when he tried to pull the sig
nal cord.
"They entered the car before I had a
rhance to close the door at Maricopa,"
the messenger told a deputy sheriff
here. "I jumped for the signal cord
even as they ordered me to throw up
my hands. Both of them were armed,
and befofe I could reach the rope or
my weapons they grabbed me. I don't
remember what happened after that."
A posse is being organized and the
entire countryside warned by tele
graph and telephone to be on the look
out for the holdup men. It is certain
that they left the train at Templand
Junction, for this is the only stop be
tween Maricopa and Taft. Elsewhere
along the line the train runs at a
very high rate of speed.
It will be Impossible to know how
much more than 120,000 the robbers
obtained until the messenger is In a
condition to talk more fully.
Lea Anjcrlc* Duel Prompt* Move to
Make Selling Miademeanor
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9.—The sensa
tional duel early yesterday morning be
tween Patrolman F. E. Walker and
Police Sergeant William Hackett, dur
ing which the former was wounded,
will result, if Chief Sebastian has his
way, in the presentation of a city ordi
nance making it a misdemeanor to
give or sell liquor to a policeman on
duty or in uniform.
The chief said that he would ask the
council to enact such an ordinance to
protect the public from policemen who
Walker fired on Hackett after the
latter had suspended him on orders
from Chief Sebastian and the sergeant
returned the fire. Nine shots were
fired by both. Walker is in tbe re
ceiving hospital with a bullet in his
A. F. WILLI DROPS DEAD—Oakland, l>«c. 9.—
A. F. Willi, an employe of the park commie
•lon, dropped dPHrI, presumably of heart dls
eaee, while at work this afternoon in Lakeside
perk. He was CO re«ri old and lived at 2X05
Bruadway. lie is survived by a. widow.
French and German
Plays Are Presented
By Members
Cleverness of the sparkling variety
marked the festivities at the annual
breakfast of the Philomath club yes
terday, when the members presented a
French play, a German play, a scene
from "The School for Scandal," and a
brief musical program.
Promptly at 12 o'clock the guests
gathered In the rooms of the Sorosis
club, decorated with the gayest of
holiday colors and greenery.
Garlands of evergreen were looped
along the walls and above the stage,
and tall woodwardia ferns filled the
corners. On the tables brilliant poin
settias and the bright hued foliage of
Oregon grape filled brown toned bas
kets, and the silver candelabra were
crimson shaded.
Mrs. Heury Sahlein, the president,
made a brief address of welcome, say
ing that after the harvests of the
autumn season were gathered in the
time was suited particularly for the
assembling , of friends , for merry mak
ing. She was followed by Mrs. J. W.
Orr, etate president of the California
Federation of Women's Clubs, who
expressed her pleasure in being at the
Philomath luncheon and brought heart
iest greetings from the state. The
hostess club always had played a lead
ig part in the state, she said, former
officers having been identified promi
nently with the formation of the fed
eration here.
The first musical number, aria from
Lewin, find Santuzza aria from
i "■('avalleria Rusticano" by Mrs. Eugene
The singers strolled among the
guests as they sing, in true cafe chan
tant style. Mrs. Felix Kauffman and
Mrs. Richard Newman »were at the
piano and Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus
was the violinist.
"Tves Deux Pierrots," by Edmond
I Rostand, was the play given in French,
j Mrs. M. C. Sloss being the Columbine.
Miss Alice Colman the merry Pierrot
and Mrs. Charles W. Rosenbaum the
weeping clown.
Miss Edith Seller and Mise Harriett*?
j Simon appeared in, the roles of Suzanne
yon Marcllly and Justine, respectively,
in the German play "Die Balschue," by
Carl Friedrich Whitman.
In "A School for Scandal" the cast
lof characters was as follows:
Sir Peter Teazle, Mrs. Otto Irving
Wi*e; Lady Teazle, Mrs. Oscar Hoff
'man; Lady Sneerwell. Mrs. Samuel
j Bloom; Mrs. Candour. Mrs. Jda Kahn;
Crabtree. Miss Rita Newman; Sir Ben
jamin Backbite, Mrs. A. C. Bullion;
Joseph Surface, Miss Rosalie Hausman;
dancers in the minuet. Miss Sarlta Hen
derson and Miss Elea Felgenbaum.
Special Dispatch to The Call
MARTINEZ. Dec. 9.—-The will of Mrs.
Maria L. Whitman, pioneer of Concord,
was filed for probate today. Judge
Latimer Is named executor. The estate
is valued at about $24,000. Heirs named
in the will are J. V. Wayman and
Elizabeth Ballenger, her brother and
sister, and Fred and Violet Wayne,
Following the closing out of a
famous Eastern piano factory,
we have secured for immediate
sale 22 superb pianos—highest
grade actions, double veneered
inside and out, every feature the
very finest. Guaranteed ten
years. These pianos have al
ways sold, for $450 —they're
worth every cent of it. While
this lot lasts we'll sell them for
$196 each, but you must come
quick. Eilers Music House,
975 Market street. Oakland
store, 1448 San Pablo avenue.
Mrs. Doane, on Behalf of
Exposition Board, Wins
Approval of Philadel
phia Executive
Monster Petition Unreeled
in Reception Room Im-
presses Guardians
Special Dispatch to The Call
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9. — Mayor
Blankenburg today gave hie unquali
fied indorsement to the proposal to send
the Liberty tiell to the Panama-Pacific
international exposition.
The mayor, whose position on the
much discussed question had not been
given public utterance, has just listened*
to a plea for the historical relic from
the lips of Mrs. Emma Doane, an ex
position representative from San Fran.
Cisco. Before him in his reception room
stood an immense reel, around which
was wound a petition for the bell
signed by 500,000 school children of
This huge petition, decorated with
flags, had just completed a tour of the
downtown streets on a big truck. It
was brought into the reception room by
four of the largest and strongest mem
bers of the reserve torps. Mrs. Doane
made a well worded plea. When she
finished the mayor said:
"It is pleasant, to meet you,
Mrs. Doane, especially on a mission of
this kind. The spirit which animated
the signing of that petition by 500.000
school children of California is a splen
did sign of the times. The children of
today will become the men and women
of tomorrow and such evidences as this
shows that the spirit of liberty will not
grow cold in the days to come.
"It is not alone the province of the
mayor to grant the request. It is a
power largely vested in city councils.
For two reasons I have not yet con
ferred with any councilmen regarding
the sending of the Liberty bell to the
Panama exposition. First, I thought
it better to await the arrival of the
petition and, second, I will explain that
a new council next year may undo any
thing that might be done at this time.
"So far as I am concerned, I want
to say that I favor the sending of the
bell to the exposition, where It will
be viewed by millions of people. It
is the property of the nation and I do
not feel that Philadelphia has the
right to keep it from the view of mil
lions of patriotic men, women and
children who revere it so dearly.
"Ite passage across the continent to
San Francisco will prore a triumphant
journey and thousands of hearts will
be filled with patriotic fervor.
"I promise to do what is in my power
to grant the petition of those half
million California school children, but
we must exact a guarantee from San
Francisco that if the Liberty bell is
permitted to leave Philadelphia it will
be returned to us intact."
After Blankenburg had delivered his
speech to Mrs. Doane he turned to
George McCurdy, president of the com
mon council, and asked him his view.
"I believe," said McCurdy to the
mayor, "that it is more important for
expert metallurgists to give their
opinion as to the safety of the bell
before the council gives consent to its
removal. Let the experts assure us
that it would be safe to take the bell
down and send it across the country
before we do anything in the way of
legislation. There is plenty of time
for the council to act."
The personal promise of the mayor
to urge the sending of the historic bell
to the Pacific coast impressed the score
or more present in the reception room.
Mrs. Doane, who has been designated
"bell commissioner," and who has been
voted the most popular woman in Cali
fornia, had a carefully prepared ad
dress, hut in the presence of the mayor
she became a bit nervous and came
perilously near forgetting: her lines.
"California appreciates," she said,
"that no light request is being made
when the privilege of having the bell
at the exposition iff asked. The people
of the Golden State feel no resent
ment, but rather honor, for the ori
ginal refusal to allow the bell to leave
your city.
"It was fitting that California should
be required to give specific proof of her
earnestness in this matter. Such proof
is here. Upon that reel, which I am
commissioned to present to you. are
the signatures of half a million school
children who are eager to view the
famous bell of which they have read
much in the history our country.
"The disappointment of that many
little children would be a grave mat
ter in itself. But the withholding of
the Liberty bell from the great inter
national exposition itself would involve
far more.
"If you could have seen the thou
sands of bright faces and eager eyes
that lined the streets of our city as this
reel, with its impressive escore, passed
by on its way to this city, I am sure
that you would hesitate no longer, but
would grant the request which
nia makes in solemn consciousness of
Its seriousness.
"Let me tell the children of the great
west that Philadelphia will send them
the Liberty bell."
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