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"Hicbeet Temperature Yrwterday. 54: Lowest Thursday
]VlKht. 44. For detail* of the Weather ace pue 10.
San Francisco Bank Clearings
for week ending January 16 were
an increase over same week last year of 14.3
per cent.
VOLUME CXni.—NO. 49.
Premier Selected on Second
Ballot as President of
France. Gets Ovation Both
at Versailles and Paris,
Voting Marked by Confu
sion and Duel Challenges
——— i
Cafes Filled With Animated
Throngs, Who Extoll Vir
tues of "Nation's Strong
Man ,, —New Executive Is
"First Nighter" and Turf
Leader —Favorite in U. S.
VERSAILLES. F-'ran.-e, Jan. 17.—Ray
mond Nicolas I.andry Poincare, for the
last 12 months premier of the French
cabinet, was elected today president of
*h<» republic of France by the national
assembly, composed of the members of
fcoth chambers of parliament, in succes
sion to President Arrnand Fallie" s.
*hnr<> ><• en year term expires Fe':>n;
►fcry 1 s.
T'.•.-• wildest eon fusion, out of which
• rose f»o challenges to duels, marked
"the casting °f the b»lfbt*
Premier Poincare's selection, although
tna<3*> by parliament, as required by the
is i eyarded as represent
iing , the popular will of the nation. The
■ took place on the second ballot,
; en wbleto the premier received 53 more
j than an absolute majority of the 80S
•"rrtfK <ast. .lules Paras, minister of agri
•ulture, his nearest competitor, received
'387 votes lees than th* new president.
The final ballot stood:
Raymond Poinc?re. 4v:: .!>;iris Pams,
J?*: Marie EdOuard Valliant, 69.
Th» first ballot, which resulted in no
•iprtion. was as follows:
Raymond Poincaro, €2S: Jules Fams,
921) Marie Bdouard Valliant, 63; Paul
I>e**h«n«t, 18; Felix Ribot. Iβ; Leon
Bourgeois, 4; Alexandra Millerand. 3:
.Alfred Mascuraud. ": Theophile Del
cas««, 2; Antoinin Tmbost, 1; Henri
Itocbefnrt. 1: blanks, 5.
M. Poincare was notified of his elec
tion in art apartment adjoining tbS
voting hall by Antoinin Uubost, prr-5,- ,
--SMI Of the national congress who read
to him the official record of the election
p by- Dubost and the eight secre
M Poircare's- first words on receiving
the notification Wfrc:
"1 shall try to show rayself worthy of
the confidence of the national assembly.
I shall forget without effort the strug
gles of yesterday and even the injuries.
Be convinced that I shaJl seek In every
thing β-t all times to be an impartial
Premier Poincare was insulted by
former Premier George Clemenceau
a.t the opening of the session. M. Poin
ear* a* once appointed Artistide Brland,
the minister oT justice, and I* L. Klotz,
of finance, to act as his seconds
•nd to arrange a duel.
Tjjtor . (Memenceau mad a a nlisfac
tory explanation to M. Briand and M.
JfUrti relative to th«» letter he had sent
Poincare. The Incident was therefore
1 considered closed,
Deputy A. de Monzie and Paul Bon
! eeur, former minister of labor, also
( quarreled In the corridors , of the palace
ef Versailles as a result of -which M.
Iffonile sent his seconds to M. Boncour.
Poincare. now 5n his fifty-third year,
te of medium height and sturdy build and
radiates an impression of force, both
physical and intellfctual. He in versa
tile end comes from a family dis
tinguished in science and literature.
The president elect is a philosopher, a
writer and a member of the French
academy with a notable career in
French law circles.
His legal .practice has been marked
by the fact that he never sends his
clients a bill for legal services, al
ways asking them to send him the
f««> which they consider his services
have earned.
His concentration is remarkable and
he has been enabled, by crowding
through his affairs In a short working
day, to devote much time to private
study and social life.
He is a "flret nlghter" and makes
a practice of attending the prominent
state events of the French turf.
Americans have found him most In
teresting In the institutions and de
velopment of the United States and he
In accurately informed on current
American affairs.
Ar foreign minister, M. Poincare
frreatly facilitated the work of the
American ambassadors.
Premier Poincare is known to
I Frenchmen as a "strong: man" and his
personal qualities drew to his ministry
an extraordinary group of French
public men. including Arietide Brland,
Alexandra Millerar.d. l.fon Burgoeis
CttOttßned on Pase X Coluiuu 5
"The People's Newspfifer"
Stefansson, "Blonde E&ki mo "
Discoverer, to Leave Pacific
Coast in May for Hunt
GRAXD FORKS, N. D., Jan. 17.—V.
Stefansson. discoverer of the "blonde
Eskimo" of the north, who has been
lecturing in the University of North
Dakota; where he formerly was a
student, announced today that he had
been assured of $50,000 as expenses for
a trip to find an undiscovered continent
in the north, which scientists believe
exists there.
According to Mr. Stefansson. $22,500
has been promised by the National
Geographical society and a like amount
by the American* Museum of National
History of New Tork.
The party intends to leave San Fran
cieco or Seattle next May, landing in
the winter base In Prince Patrick late
in August. The expedition expects to
return in 1916. sDr. R. M. Anderson of
lowa, who was with Stefansson on his
last trip, will be second in command.
Biblical Injunction Applied by Juvenile
Court Judge
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17.— The biblical
injunction of "an eye for an eye" was
applied in a unique manner by Judge
Curtis D. Wilbur in the juvenile court
today when he sentenced Benedite Co
lora, 8 years old, to buy a glass eye for
Luis Garcia, three years his senior.
Benedite was arrested for destroying
one of Luis' eyes with an airgun. His
parents assured the court that they
would gladly comply with the order.
Property of Son of Guatemala's Execu
tive Ordered Distributed
Distribution of $1,600 to Diego Es
trada Cabrera, president of Guatemala,
sole heir to the estate of his son,
Manuel, who died in San Francisco
July 34, was ordered yesterday by j
Judge Graham. The public adminis
trator will forward the sum to Presi- !
dent Cabrera. The sum represents the
savings of young Cabrera while he
worked In this city.
#_ ,
Texaas, Too Impatient to AttsU Exe
cution, rjnch Black
PARIS, Tex., Jan. 17.—Henry Mouson,
a negro, who shot and killed the 12
year old daughter of D. Merrell. a
farmer near Pecan Gap, a week ago
was hanged late today from a tele
phone pole in a Paris public square by
a mob. The negro was taken from the
sheriff after he had pleaded guilty and
had be*»n sentenced to be hanged.
Boj- Scouts Proffer Cuticle to fiirl Vic
tim of Oklahoma Fire
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 17.—One
thousand members of the Boy Scouts
and scores of other persons each volun
teered today to give a square inch of
skin to save the life of Reba liainds,
10 years old, who was burned when
her father, mother and little sister
perished in a fire that destroyed their
home in Arnett, Okla., Christmas eve.
Revenue Cutter Unabl* to Determine
Fate of Russian Bark's (itit
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—The aban
doned Russian bark Dorothea was
found by the revenue cutter Seneca
today 450 mil*»s rast of Cape Henry,
Va. This vessel, bound from Mobile to
Rio dc Janeiro, is supposed to have
been wrecked in one of the recent vio
lent storms. Nothing is known as to
the fate of her crew.
Kansas City Woman Succumbs and
Husband Is Near Death
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 17.—Mrs.
Sarah E. Erwin, 57 years old, died of
starvation here today and her husband,
a laborer, is in the hospital in a serious
condition from the same cause. Erwin
was unable to get work and he had no
money. He and his wife remained in
their little cottage four days without a !
The Sunday Call
Will give free as a part of <
the regular newspaper "a I
magazine for your reading ;
table." Its contents include:
"Needed—More Than a Falstaf
fian Army," Major General \
Leonard Wood.
"Keeping Up With WatiivilJe," !
Owen Johnson.
"From the Log of tbe Bar and
Bottle Club."
"November Toe. Woodsman De- !
tective," Hesketh Prichard.
•The Mystery of Fletcher Buck- ;
man. ,, j
'Automobile Accidents and Tn- I
surance," Charles B. Hayw.ard. 1
"A Changeling," Charlotte j
Becker. \
'Frivolous Business,* , Charles !
W, Mears.
Speaker's Logic, Wit and
Sarcasm Cause .Opponents
to Wince All Through
Great Oration
Local Irishmen Express
Views on Measure Passed
by Commons
(Special Cable to The CilN
LONDON, Jan. 17.—Unionist and lib
eral leaders alike, in reviewing the
debate preceding the triumph of the
home rule bill In the house of com
mons, award the palm to John E. Red
mond. The famous leader was in his
best possible form, and spoke with
great solemnity but with frequent
flashes of humor.
The oration, though coming at the
most dramatic moment In the speaker's
career, bore no signs of special
preparation. On the contrary. It flowed
swiftly, and the short, homely words
seemed quite impromptu. It held the
house breathless except for occasional
sharp explosions of applause.
Enemies of home rule, men who de
clare that home rule means rebellion
and bloodshed in Ulster, forgot their
party rules and listened to Redmond
with intent faces, over which, now
and then, ripples of emotion played.
The logic of the speaker's home thrusts
and facts caused the leaders of the
opposition to wince.
The big stocky nationalist, though
having: the full share of Celt's poetic
feeling and gift for word coloring, gave
scant rein to these. The speech was
compounded of history, political facts
and blunt strokes which strive to block
the restoration to Ireland of its rights
to nationhood.
-irthif J: Balfoir was selected as
Redmond's main target. He showed
how inconsistent the Tory leader's at
titude toward Ireland was when com
pared with his.' attitude toward every
other part of the empire. As the lib
erals gave representative government
to South Africa Balfour had appre
ciated the principle of nationality and
recognized that a government which
ignored or defied this principle could
not abide.
Touching th* watchword of the union
ists. "Redmond, the dictator, , ' the Irish
leadc*"" reminded the house that the
home rule hill had secured at every
stage an average majority of Hβ,
which meant that in eliminating the
Irish vote that purely British majority
was as large as the majority which
in the past, including the Irish vote,
had passed some of the greatest re
forms in the last century. He recalled
how the Tories throughout their his
tory had distrusted the people, with
held political liberty wherever possible
and inflicted irreparable calamity upon
the empire.
Just here the fire of passion blazed
up brightly, but almost at once the
speaker damped It down to the re
strained level of hl-s great .utterance.
Indeed, even his peroration, which was
a moving picture of oratory, was kept
within studied hounds. The speaker's
intense feeling glowed in hie eye and
face and vibrated in his vetce, sending
thrill after thrill through the ratft
members on the benches, but never
once did it carry him out of an almost
Grecian mold of simplicity and mod
eration. "When Redmond sat down,
and while the house was swept by a
tempest of Jubilant and affecting en
thusiasm, one of the old hands In the
press gallery remarked:
"That, perhaps, was the most Im
pressive, conciliatory- and uniformly
statesmanlike Irish speech ever heard
in the house of commons."
Patriotic eons of Erin throughout
San Francisco were elated yesterday
by the newt that the house of com
mons had passed the home rule for
Ireland bill by a large majority, and
that the measure, which has been the
dream of the Irish people for years,
was about to be realized. Many prom
inent Irishmen are of the opinion that
home rule will become a certainty
within two years at the outside, -while
others were not so optimistic. Fol
lowing are expressions concerning the
bill and its effect on the national life
of Ireland by well known clergymen
and business men:
Charles Phillips, editor Monitor:
"!Vo American eltfsen with tbe red
blood of Ireland In bis veins can
help rejoicing at tbe borne rule
victory. For Ireland ha* won that
rerr freedom and liberty wbleb l«
moat dear to the America* heart,
and for which the heroea of Erin i
have fooKht and bled for count
lesa year*.
"Of course, while we are rejoicing
Continued on Fa*« 2. Column a
Mrs. Violet Wall Files Complaint
Matrimonial Touring Car
Comes Creaking Into
Clubman Is Accused of
Being Unreasonable
And Abusive
Married life failed to prove a "joy
ride" to Mrs. Violet Kisner "Wall, ac
j cording to her camplaint for divorce
from Carlton Hobbs Wall, restaurant
owner and clubman, filed yesterday in
the superior court. The Walls, who, it
is said, virtually met over the running
board of an automobile and became
engaged through a romantic accident,
first began to experiencetrcubles with
the matrimonial touring car in October,
1908, just eight months after they had
quietly "wedded at the Prince George
hotel in New York on February 15,
Mrs. Wall filed a long complaint in
which she says her husband treated her
with cruelty and humiliated her on
many occasions. The period of discord
ant relations continued throughout
their married life, according to the
fair plaintiff, except for a few months
when she was absent from him. The
wife charges that her hurband boasted
of intimacies with other women before
her friends, but no names are men
tioned in the complaint.
The wife declares that her husband
is worth 1100,000 and that his income
is $700 a month. She asks 1350 a month
pending the hearing of her suit and
permanent alimony of $350 a month,
court costs and counsel fees , at its
termination. There are no children.
Wall's father was General Joseph G.
Wall of Alameda, who left him a small
share of a large estate. Wall invested
his money judiciously and is now presi
dent of the Techau Tavern company.
He also is proprietor of the Hotel Carl
ton in Berkeley.
Wall's principal claim to fame ie a
series of automobile accidents, one of
which in 190« resulted in his proposal
of marriage to and his acceptance by
Mrs , . Violet Keener, who at one time
essayed the stage only to abandon it
for the name of Mrs. Carlton Wall.
Mrs. Wall complains that since Oc
tober, 1908, Wall has remained away
from home nights, and has quarreled
with her, nagged her and disturbed her
peace and quiet. While living at Ala
meda in 1908 she alleges the clubman
compelled her to leave their sleeping
apartments and go into a sitting room
for the remainder of the night, which
caused her to become so ill that she
was forced to go to a hospital for
In June, 1909, "Wall became violently
enraged at his wife and according to
the complaint choked her and abused
her In violent language. She says "Wall
also threatened to kill her. Once, In
September last, he drew a pistol and
threatened her with it, she says.
Honolulu School Teacher Murdered by
Husband Iβ Presence of Pupils
HONOLULU, Jan. 17—While the chil
dren in a little country schoolhouae
near here were quietly conning their
lessons today Manuel Fernandas en
tered the schoolroom and killed hie
wife. Johanna Fernande*. t t he teacher,
with a shotgun. Scattering? buckshot
wounded seven children, one danger
ously. Fernandez then shot and killed
himself. Jealousy on the part of the
husband caused the crime.
"An Independent Newsoaoer*
Restaurant awner and clubman and his wife whose names are now on the
calendar of the divorce court.
Lineman Tries to Relieve
Burned Partner, but Is
BERKELEY, Jan. 17. — A tragedy,
somewhat dramatic, occurred at Pardee
street and San Pablo avenue at 4
o'clock this afternoon, when one line
man, bent on rescuing his partner from
a dangerous position, was electrocuted
and the other knocked senseless, both
hanging for some time on the pole
high above the heads of passersby.
ri. C. Fieste, 35 years old, ltvfng at
Fifteenth street and Broadway, Oak
land, was the man killed, while Valen
tine Chisholm, 35 years old, living at
the Sherman house, Oakland, was the
man whom' Fieste sought to rescue.
Fieste lived for two hours after being
removed to a nearby drug store, but
efforts to revive him proved unavail
ing. Chisholm was resuscitated, but is
Buffering from serious burns on both
hands and from a severe shock to his
nervous system. Both men were em
ployes of the Pacific Gas and Electric
Fieste and Chisholm were engaged
in removing "dead" wires from poles.
No current was carried, and little dan
ger was apprehended in the job. Chis
holm was 40 feet above the ground
when he loosened a wire and swung it
across a live, high power line. The
pole was wet, and Chisholm conse
quently received the full shock.
The current rendered him uncon
scious, and only his straps prevented
him from falling.
Seeing his predicament. Fieste tried
to render aftl. but failed to notice that
Chisholm still held the deadly wire in
a tight grip. He took hold of Chis
holm, and the instant that he touched
the man he received the full force of
the current himself and was rendered
The rapidly growing crowd beneath
attracted the attention of a policeman,
who telephoned to headquarters for
aid. Sergeant Woolley responded with
a squad of men and the Injured line
men were ~ taken down.
Main; in<i<lcri«t« br«»k «o Mgh woiHh %vinri«.
M4CHiNJB'" chop foreman for plant menufaetur
- • Kfg atrial ami .loins j"t> wort: «lt
I-'t us tell yon how easily y<ni fau get •»
For Continuation of These Advertisements
See Classified Pages
Hope for Passengers of Ship
Grows When Cable Is
Slung to Ship
vrGO, ffpain. Jan. 17.—Sixteen lives
j were lost when the British steamer
, Veronese with 139 passengers on board
I was wrecked early yesterday morning
I off Lexieos, the outport of Oporto.
I Eighty-four of the passengers on board
! were saved by life lines from shore, but
it is reported that 16 were thrown out
of the basket and perished.
The steamer Hollandia stood by all
j morning, but the tremendous seas made
,it Impossible to render any assistance.
The stranded steamer could not be
reached by boats, but finally the life
savers managed to get their lines
M'hen the Hollandia left the work of
rescue was still going on. but it was
I fearod that the ship would break up
Passengers Washed Overboard
OPORTO, Portugal. Jan. IT.—One of
those rescued from the Veronese "was a
girl of-15. She said the people on board
the vessel were in a dreadful plight, as
the ship was half submerged. Several
passengers had been waghed overboard
Iby huge seas which swept the steamer
from stem, to stern.
After the cable connecting the Vero
nese with the shore broke several boats
tried to reach the wreck, but were
smashed on the rocks.
A number of bodies, mostly those of
children, came ashore today. Two Por
tuguese longshoremen were drowned
while attempting io swim out to the
wreck with a line.
A second cable from the shore to the
steamer was slung , successfully tonight
and the work of rescue was resumed.
It is hoped now that it will be possible
to take Off the 170 persons still •on
board the Veronese. A basket reached
the shore from the steamer tonight.
It was empty. It is not known whether
it was sent from the steamer thus or
whether a possible occupant of it was
thrown out of it by the waves and
Clyde Marsh, Young Son of
Placer County Recorder,
Lost in Drift in Pleasant
Valley; Searchers Take
Up Trail in Hope, of Ef
fecting a Rescue —Nevada
City Is Without Water,
Due to Blockading of the
Company's Supply Ditch
Slides Cover Tracks and En
gines Are Unable to Pass
Portola—Fall Reported to
Be Three Times That of
Last Season —Transconti-
nental Time Tables of
Other Railroad Lines Are
Upset by Unusual Weath
er Conditions in Sierra
SACRAMENTO. Jan. 17.—The ■?»«-
Btorm that has been raging In th»
mountainous region of California ha«
developed into one of the worst north
ern California has experienced In year*
Grave fears are felt for the
of Clyde Marsh, young son of County
Recorder Marsh, who started to walk
from Placerville through Pleasant val
ley to Blair's mill Tuesday, for he has
not reached his destination and may
have perished in the storm that hat
been raging in that vicinity. This
mornirngr 'George Green and Charle*
Hornbeck started from here to search
for the missing man,
At Grad's valley the main supply
ditch of the South Tuba Water com
pany became blocked with snow near
Quaker hill, eight miles above Nevada
City. It is estimated that it will take
three days to make repairs, and during
that time the entire city will be cut
off from water.
The snow slides have tied up many
mines in the Grass Valley region.
All Western Pacific trains were stalled
near Portoln.
Three times as arreat as Inst year and
greater than for any winter in several
years, is the snowfall reported at the
summit of the Sierras.
Tonight it was still snowing hard
All sections of the Sierra Nevada made
similar report.
Ample water for Irrigation next sum
mer and fajl is assured unless ■warm
rains follow, which is unlikely.
Transcontinental trains axe running
behind schedule owing to heavy snows
in the mountains. The worst of the
blockade , is said to be over, however.
Santa Cruz Streams Full
(Speciel PJspetoh to The Call)
SANTA CRUZ, Jan. 17.—The heaviest
rain In two years continues unabated
and all fears of a dry season have be«»n
dispelled. The streams of the country
are running full. The rain, accom
panied by a heavy southwest gal» hai
interfered with shipping and fishing
on Monterey bay. Fishermen have not
ventured to the fishing grounds pinre
last Monday, and for the first time in
many years fresh fish can not b< ,
bought for any price. The rainfall for
this storm is about six inches.
Farmers Are Happy
LiOS ANGELES. Jan. 17.—The showers
last night added from a quarter to a
half inch to the total rainfall in south- c
em California for the last two days.
This brought the total for the scannn
above the total for the tame
last year, and predictions today were
for continued wet weather. Farmers
who had "dry plowed" their land pre
vious to the rain said that the soakin?
of the last two days would insure
bounteous crops of grain and fe^'i.
8,000 Acres. $20.00 per Acre.
Sacramento Valley, near new elec
tric railway: early fruit land —
olives, almonds, cherries, peaches,
pears. Fine for subdivision.
5,000 Acres. $35.00 per Acre
All good soil; part overflow; big
profit In summer crops. When
reclaimed worth 1200 per acre.
480 Acres. $85.00 per Acre.
In famous Sutter county almond
belt. All level, rich land. Water
ea3ily available for irrigation.
Best of alfalfa land.
We have some especially fine land
In the early Sacramento Valley
orange belt.
Harrigan, Weidenmuller Co.
345 Montgomery St., S. F. i

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