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cfiSh<*»t Temper ilnre Yenterday, S4t T««wf<it Monday
Mcht. 46. Fot Irtnil* of the VVpHfher *fp !•««:«• !■'.
The fresh fruit ship*
'■''-'■ ember 27 were
against 12,307 up to- cor
>onding date last year.
VOLUME (XIII.-XO. 11.
CIVIC BETTERMENT AMENDMENTS RATIFIED
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Outlines Aims of the Progressive Party
OLD PARTIES !
IST FOLLOW '
OR GO UNDER!
•"Our Function Is to Bring |
About Needed Realign- j
ment of Political Parties;
Along National and Ra-j
tional Lines — Substan
tially Old Parties Are but;
Wings of Same Party of j
Reaction and Privilege" \
BIG BUSINESS IS TO
BE UNDER CONTROL
"We May Trust the Events j
of the Next Year or Two!
to Develop Our Ablest and j
Most Resourceful Men."
"The Progressive Party Is
the Servant of the People" |
-"Financial System Needs j
B.t fiKORGV. G. HI 1.1.
• ial dspatcb to The Call
CHU *c. Hi.~Pians for the
permanent organization of the pro-
Kresaj otsTlined today on
door of *'■*
• nel Rooeevelt appeared
' i*ray. Some say it was his
first appearance in political activity
In anything other than the prince al
bert. The brown cut&Waj> was styled
the unifor lUua" Roosevelt.
Nevertheless he outlined the pla.ns for
ie party before the con-
Tonight a banquet—a plain affair, not
a function —was given at the Audi
torium. Guests in evening dress were
barred. The menu included beefsteak
and pumpkin pie.
iev»M and Albert J. B«v
--eridge were the speakers of the even-
Cheers for Jane Addams
Senator Dixon opened the. day's
meeting at the Salle hotel Miss
Jane Addamp was cheered when she
was motioned to a seat on the platform,
several hundred women in the audience
loudly applauding her.
■ ns? others conspicuous in the
meeting were Francis J. Heney, Oscar
Straus of New York, the progressive
candidate for governor; James B. Gar-
Colonel Roosevelt «#id (George W.
Perkins of New York were the leading
flgiir"- at Uμ conference today.
jnel Roonevelt, digressing from a
prepared address, delivered ■ vigorous
attack ;ipon the Idaho supreme court
for its de* Laion during- the recent cam
paign regarding presidential electors.
Perkins took the center of the stage
« <-!. jt became known that certain of
hie fallow progressives had started a
• ement to oust him from the national
executive committee because of his for
mer corporation connections.
Fights for Perkins
Bel Roosevelt took up the fight
for Perkins in his address. Pointing
out Perkins and railing him by name.
Colonel Roosevelt declared that the
New York financier was one of the men
he was proud to have as a fellow
worker in the progressive party.
Later in the day Perkins made a
he asserted that al
waye he had been for progressive mess-
B, and that he resented an intima
tion that he was a convert to the cause.
Taking* up the Idaho supreme court
decision, Colonel Rooeevelt said, in part:
"I hold that decision was an outrage
ous decision. I hoJd that it was the
duty of every honest citizen to protest
against it and to denounce it in the
"I hold that it would have justified
any lawfaj action taken under the pro
posals that we progressives advocate
for the recall of the. judges.
"And now that Idaho court, continu
ing to the cause of reaction, has
summoned Mr. Sheridan, the editor of
the paper, and others before it for con
tempt. I do not want to laugh at this.
■ matter for bitter laughter that
there should be the chance of perpetrat
.< h an outrage, but they have it in
power now, by the infliction of a
ntly heavy fin?, to ruin the
progressive paper—the only paper with
the independence to stand up against a
monstrous perversion erf justice in
"'Aβ far a? I am concerned, I Trill ad-
l ..niSnued on 2, Column 4
THE San Francisco CALL
"An Independent Newsoaoer"
REJOICES IN HAMMER FIRE
Recreation Official Heralds Project With Delight
James Edward Rogers, secretary of the Recreation league of San
Francisco, in a letter to The Call expresses delight at the suggestion of this
paper for a hammer burning celebration at Lotto's fountain on Christmas
eve. Mr. Rogers writes as follows:
■"in the last two issues of your
paper I have noticed with pleasure
your arrangements to hold a gala
Christmas eve to commemorate the
burying of the hammer—the
"The Recreation league of San
Francisco is interested, in addition
to the acquiring of recreation parks
and playgrounds, in the develop
ment and fostering of pageants, car
nivals and other public fetes and
celebrations, such as we have been
in the habit of having on Christmas
eve. These are distinctively Cali
fornian celebrations and particu
larly San Franciscan. The idea of
The San Francisco Call in preparing
Austria Has Army Scandal
Corruption May Avert War
United States can not join peace conference owing to
Ambassador Reid's serious illness.
Special Cable to Tlse Cull
LONDON, Dec. 10,—The serious illness of Ambassador Whitelaw Reid,
which has necessitated the calling into consultation of famous specialists,
including Sir William Osier, has disposed of the proposal that the United
States should participate in the ambassadorial conference on the eastern
question at the very moment when the way had been opened for the realiza
tion of Sir Edward Grey's desire in the matter. In order to avoid the
IS HERO IN VAIN
Sacramento Official Risks Life at
Wharf Trying to Save Man
Who Sought Death
SACRAMENTO,.Dec, 10.—While Com
missioner Wilder, City Engineer Givan
and Harbor Master McArthur were in-
Fpe<-ting a new city wharf today a man
dived into the water. McArthur
rlimbed over the wharf and at the peril
of his own life slid down a wire cable
to the water. The man was clinging to
McArthur reached out his hand and
railed to him to grasp it. But the man
in the water pushed himself free and
floated on his back for a moment.
"Let me alone. I want to die!" he
called to McArthur and ducked his head
under the water. As he did so Mc-
Arthur saw a deep gash in his neck.
The man kept his head below the water
until he drowned. The body was not
CUDAHY CHILDREN ARE
RETURNED TO PARENTS
(nnri Formally End* Separation Which
Began Three Year* Ago After
KAXSAP CITY, Dec. 10.—After being
legally separated from their parents for
nearly three years, the four children
of Mr. and Mrs. .1. P. Cudahy were
turned over to them formally today by
Litigation concerning the Cudahy chil
dren has been in the courts most of the
time sine« they were given into the
charge of their grandmother, Mrs.
Michael Cuda-hy of Pasadena, following
the Jere S. Lillis scandal in the Cudahy
Several months ago Mr. and Mrs. Cud
ahy were remarried here.
INFORMER DENIES PLOT
"Brldßle" Webber Repudiates TVetl
nionr That Helped Convict Becker
NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—"Bridgie" ,
Webb*'-, one of the four informers
Testimony convicted Charles
Becker and the four gunmen of the
murder of Herman Rosenthal, returned
from Havana today and issued a state
ment repudiating in many respects the
story he told on the witness stand.
Today he said there was no plot to
murder Rosenthal. On the other hand
he said the gunmen went to the Hotel
Metropole to frighten the gambler, but
two of them got drunk and the fatal
STRIKERS BATTLE POLICE
iana, infuriated becauae their places on
the coal docks at Edgewater, N. J., op.
posite Riverside drive, had been filled.
fcrtjgrlH a pitched battle with railroad
detectives today. Two officer** fell
wounded when the strikers opened fire
during their retreat before the fists and
cudgels of* the detectives. A hurry up
call for police aid was sent to Hacken-
Far-k, Hnd for a time the situation was
SAN FRANCISCO. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912.-PAGES 1 TO 10.
for a big pageant on Christmas eve
is one that the Recreataion league
of San Francisco is interested in.
"Personally I herald your project
with delight and shall myself do
everything in my power to add to
the attractiveness and success of
"The whole evening should be one
mass of color, of music and of joy.
It should become a municipal
"I know that there are many or
ganizations that would be glad to
co-operate and assist with their
choral societies, their musical ag
gregations and their military drills."
presence of the Japanese ambassador
and ostensibly to guard against em
baxrassing certain powers by the in
troduction vexed questions not
concerned with the muddled affairs of
Turkey, the conference is to be confined
to Balkan affairs purely and simply.
Paris Story Is Unfounded
There .absolutely is nothing to tht
story from Paris as to objections likely
to be raised against the Russian, Ger
man and Spanish ambassador* on the
rather unique ground that they have
been at one time or another holding
portfolios of foreign affairs. Arrange
ments for the conference are proceeding
smoothly. 7T is believed that the pre
liminary discussions Jn Faghteche have
smoothed the way for the peare com
missioners, who will begin their work
here Friday. Turkey, it is stated, ha?
agreed to cede all the territory west ol
the Maritza river to Adrianople and
north of a line to be drawn from
Adrianople to Visa and from Visa to
Cape Malatra. Certain jpiinor questions
as to croTn lands and Mohammedan
church settlements will have to be ad
Indemnities and Divisions
For the rest, however, the principal
questions will be as to indemnities and
the division of conquered territofy
among the allies. The situation as
between Austria. Russia and Rervia if
peculiar. Austria, it is said, suddenly
has decided to avoid a clash for th<=
present. Ugly disclosures and reports
of further disclosures to come are
breaking through the censorship de
freed in relation to all military* new?
within the dual monarchy. The resig
nations of the army chiefs, already re
ported, are stated to be not altogether
unconnected with the grave disparities
discovered h"twppn Austria's war
strength on paper and its war strength
in fact. I indicated what has sines
happened a week ago when I outlined
the fear felt by Austrian army officer?
that Count yon Bechthold was rushing
into war blindfolded, utterly unaware
of the rottenness of army and navy
Emperor Advised at Last Moment
It seems that the emperor and his
principal minister were enlightened at
the last moment and a general shakeup
wa B begun. But let it not be thought
sJhat the investigation will go very
far. In Vienna it is not the custom to
look for the "man higher up." There,
they select as far as possible the dupe
lowest down in official and aristocratic
influence. The chief offenders likely
will go scott free and other notables
merely will be invited to resign.
There is much speculation here as
to the purpose for which Austria is
raising $25,000,000 in New York. The
general belief Iβ that the money is
needed for guns that will shoot ammu
nition that can be depended upon to
replace the "paper ,, rifles and fixed
ammunition and the defective weapons,
now worrying the war office In Vienna.
It is understood that the American
bankers have been assured that the
money will be spent mostly in the
United States. War may be averted by
the muddling mismanagement, or
worse, of the Austrian military estab
The renunciation by Turkey of all
the territory conquered by the troops
of the allied nations and certain mat
ters relating to pious foundations and
( uiitlntifti on Pace 2, (olunio 3
Miss Cleveland Sets Hearts Aflame
White House Girls Make Social Hit
Fair Debutante Like
Mother in Charm
New York Society Is
At Feet of Esther,
Helen and Ethel
MARGARET WATTS DE PEYSTER
Special Dlepatch to The Ca])
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—With the
three daughters of Woodrow Wilson
promising a fillip to Washington soci
ety after March 4 next, New York de
voting most of its spare ttme to mak
ing much of three presidents* daugh
ters —Miss Helen Taft, Miss Ethel
! Roosevelt and Miss Esther Cleveland —
there is a delightful tinge of diplomatic
color to the first stirrings of the sea
son now unfolding its petals to disclose
buds and blossoms and —well, let us
say, the blooms that have bloomed and
remained yet unplucked, for a series of
Miss Esther Cleveland has been the
suhject of the principal interest the last
week, for until her debut a few weeks
ago she had lived in such girlish seclu
sion that people had almost forgotten
that the baby of the White House must
have grown to young womanhood. Miss
Ethel Roosevelt, who made her debut
at the White House ip her father's last
administration, is a more familiar fig
ure in New York, amd her being here to
join in the opening functions of the
season gives esi>eeial interest to the
Helen Taft, the present daughter of
the White House, has a particular niche I
of prominence, of course, and she has i
been entering into the first of society's
affairs with much enthusiasm, and a
little later the daughters of President
elect Wilson will doubtless be added to
the groups, and then, with the daugh- ,
ters of four presidential families fig
uring, in the social set, New York will
begin to rub its eyes and wonder if the
scene hasn't changed to Washington.
All three of the White House daughters
now here will be followed by eager
ryes at the benefit performances which
are marking the opening of the season.
Esther Cleveland g<H her first, taste
of life as the most conspicuous^debu
tante of the year at the time of the
Titanic memorial benefit Friday after
Her willowy form in coral pink chif
fon and her prdtty blond head tanta
lizingly obscured in a large black hat
with a roral ribbon spanning it. Miss
Cleveland showed not a flicker of ner
vous excitement. With the perfect
ease of a finished social product, ahe
entertained six gallant officers alone
and fold a program a minute, making
change, if necessary, but usually suc
cefding In obtaining a smile and an
offer "'to keep .the change." But that
was not all, for between programs and
officers she managed to receive old
friends and meet new ones. When
Charles Rann Kennedy shook hands
and asked whether he were to condole
with her or congratulate her upon her
debnt, she replied:
'Oh, its awful—but Tm having a
Miss Helen Taft gave en autographed
copy of a photograph of the White
Houee to be sold for a charity last
week, acted as usher at another benefit
and has been seen at most of the gath
erings of society folk.
Miss Kthel Roosevelt, enormously
popular, is always the center of an ab
sorbed group wherever she appears.
She wiil sell flowers at the ball to be
given at Louis Martin's next Saturday
for the benefit of the French day
"All the News All the Time"
Miss Esther Cleveland, elder daughter of the late former president, who
made her initial how to society last Friday afternoon — the most conspicuous
debutante of the year in New York — and is taking a prominent part in social
A HOYLE, BUT HE'S
NO WHITE HOPE
Canal Inspectors Come to
Blows on Ship When Fitz
gerald Lays Down New
Special r>ii«p*t<'h in The Call
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—While
members of the appropriations com-
mittee of the house were peacefully
enjoying a whist game on the war
vessel that was taking them to Pan
ama for an inspection of the canal a
dispute over the rules of the game
arose between Chairman Fitzgerald
and Congressman Charles I* Bartlett
The result was a fist fight in which
Bartlett smashed hard at the face of j
the Brooklyn congressman and broke
the letter's glasses.
It is said Fitzgerald, who is consid
ered the ablest parliamentarian in the
houtp, tried to promulgate a new rule
At least Bartlett thought it was a
new rule and he insurged. He wouldn't
stand for it and there was a hot dis
cussion in the of which the
Georgian arose in his place and with
out wasting words over time and place
proceeded to try an uppercut on the
New York member.
The blow broke the spectacles, but
Fitzgerald instead of. striking back
*almly said: "In our state it is a
felony to strike % a man with glasses."
He continued to chide the Georgia
member for his hot headedness, but,
peace was finally reetered.
§mW LS WEATHER FORECASTi
■CAammyt ltttht rnln»i mortornte south trlml.
j T, V . ■ n J
California' oil-! divi- Auto vehicle registra
dends fof* October tions J°J ctobcr rr ]
' r ported by Secretary of
were : : ": : : state were
LEAD TO ARREST
Jersey Bandits Are Caught
After a Sharp Skirm
ish in the Ramapo
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—Three mem
bers of a gang of mountaineers- that
for a long time has been terrorising
the farmers in the Ramapo mountains
in the northern part of New Jersey,
were lodged in Jail in Newark tonight
on the charge of sending a letter to
Governor Wilson demanding $5,000 in
gold with death as the penalty of a
The trio were arrested in the aft
ernoon In the wild district known as
Fords Mine, near Whartton, by Chief
of Police Corterpou, Inspectors Butler
and Larrabee. The inspectors posed as .
congressmen and representatives of the .
pension bureau to get near the men
they have been trailing for weeks.
The mountaineers were heavily
armed and there was a sharp fight
before they were subdued.
The prisoners are Warren Dunn, alias
Pete; his brother, Jacob, alias Nig, and
Seely Davenport, alias Snake. Jacob
is understood to have been the writer
of the letter to Governor Wilson and j
of others to Thomas P. King, an artist
of Ledgewood, and H. J, Meisel of
Dover, whose death was hastened by
the threats he received.
The postal inspectors obtained a.
partial admission from the men that
they had sent the letter to the gov
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT THE POLLS
Nearly Half of the Charter
Propositions Carry at Spe
cial Election, Including All
of Those Designed to Fur-
ther the Growth, Improve
ment and Prosperity of
the City and to Aid Pan
ama - Pacific Exposition;
Returns Come in Slowly
Public Utilities Franchise
Policy Will Be Modified;
Civil Service in County Of
fices Approved; Bureau of
Supplies Created; Fire
Alarm Station in Jefferson
Pack Favored; Library
Bond Sale Is Sanctioned;
Fairly Large Vote Cast
Complete return* from ien out of
4SB preelacta gave theee total* for >o.
S. the firemen* two pUlonn amenfi
meat, 9,ieS; tucalnat the amendment.
For the public atllttlea amendment.
10,Tβ!: wtgminmt tbe amendment, 9,777.
Complete returns on the local option
amendment from the name precinct*
ehowed a vote of 4.288 for the amend
ment and an adverae vote of 18,080.
Complete and partial returns from
widely scattered precincts at 1 o'clock
this morning indicated the ratification
of the civic center, exposition and ex
tension of civil service amendmnt*:
the overwhelming defeat of the local
option proposition and the probable
defeat of the firemen's two platoon
amendment by substantial majority
of probably 12,000.
The ratification of the public utili
ties franchise amendment by a narrow
margin was indicated by the returns
available at midnight, but the margin
was sufficiently narrow to leave the
result in doubt. Local option was re
jected by a vote of approximately
4 to 1 and a majority of about 42,000
The earliest returns were prophetic
of defeat for all the amendments.
Completed returns, however, from a
few precincts, sufficiently scattered tc
be considered as fairly Indicative of the
vote of the entire city, indicated that
nearly half of the 37 propositions would
Salary Increases Voted Down
The propositions involving increases
of salaries for public offlcalg vrvre
voted down decisively, but apparently
all the propositions designed to facili
tate street opening and the construc
tion of tunnels, subways and viaducts
met with popular favor and •were rati
fied if by comparatively small majori
The public utilities franchise amend
ment involving radical departures from
the accepted policy of the municipality
and opposed by the radical proponents
of municipal ownership received a
heavy adverse vote both north and
south of Market street, but the com
plete partial returns available indicate
its ratification and the passing of the
Among , ,, the amendments ratified is
that providing for th« extension of the
2,000 *har«i of
Son. Ry. for sale at 10.67H
-1000 Sunnyvale Land Co.,
12%, at 55c
100 Wwttrn States Life la*, at 913.00
85 Chiapas Rubber, at 5.50
100 Cal. State life In* at SO. 50
WE WSX BUY
300 Western States life Iμ.
75 Vulcan Fire Ins.
150 Mascot Copper.
60 Ocean Shore By.
Turlook Irrigation Bonds.
CHESTER bTeLLIS & CO.
STOCK AXD BOND BROKERS.
714 Market St., Opp. Call BId«.
L Largest Dealers in Unlisted Securities oa
the Pscifle Coa»t. Bst. 1889.