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Have the Daily and Sunday Call Follow You on Your Summer Kearny 86
Hishcst Temperature YeslerdHT. 62. Lowest Monday;
Mclit, 50. For details of the Weather See Page 15.
; $: ~§^
v The Philippine Islands sent ' .'
1,402 FINE OUNCES OF GOLD
' " 1 - Mint in Su.i Franci*co
. the "month of April.
VOLUME 113.—N0. 165.
THIS PINCH WOULD
HAVE THE SUGAR
COATING OF A PILL
Mrs. Lillian Harris and
Other Clubwomen, Saying
That They Represent 9,000
of the City's Fairer Sex,
Ask Board of Supervisors
for Three Policewomen
AVAUNT, YE ROUNDER
AND SAFECRACKER
Imagine Polite Blonde or
Haughty Brunette Usher
ing One Into the "Black
- Maria!"— City Fathers Do
Not Express Themselves
as They Needn't—Not Yet
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Attention, bashful bachelors/ "■ gay
benedicks of the night life, auto speed
ers, burglars, safecrackers and all
others of the so called sterner sex who
occasionally transgress the law. How
■would you like to be "pinched" by a
fair young thing In a neat fitting uni
form of blue with brass buttons, dec
orated with a star and wearing at her
girdle such trinkets :as a loaded club,
billy and six shooter in lieu of the
customary vanity bag , .
Imagine being ushered In the patrol
•wagon by a polite but businesslike
blonde or torn away from a friendly
lamppost In the wee sma* hours by a
haughty brunette who directs . you. In
Injured tones, to "move on." -
i\D AUGUST MAY SEE IT
All this and more may happen any
time after July If the board of super
visors gallantly grants the earnest re
quest made yesterday by Mrs. Lillian
Harris Coffin, president of the New Era
club, and others, who said they repre
sented the sentiments of about' 9.000
women of the city. :
The supervisors met in., special ..ses
sion" with Mayor Rolph to consider alt
requests and protests in regard to the
hijusret for. the next fiscal year. - Mrs.
Coffin's plea "was one of the first con
sidered and taken tinder advisement.
As president of the * New Era club she
RSked that an appropriation of $3,600
be allowed for three policewomen," or
rather." women protective officers.
"We are asking for three not be
cause we "believe only that number is
needed, but rather because we wish
to make a modest beginning. We feel
that three we'/hea protective officers
will be an object lesson to the public.
and hope In time that there will be a
large number oh the force.
nuii rnEVEXT chime
"They will not only protect persons
aga'nst crime, but will serve to pre
vent It, and will give special atten
tion to women and minors. I speak
not only for the New Era club, but for
many other women's organizations and
represent the sentiment of at least
P.OOO women. I feel sure that the po-
co commission will initiate the neces
sary'legislation, if this appropriation
i? granted, to m?»ke the employment of
women on the force.possble."
Miss Mary Fairbrother, president of
V Women* Political league, said that
she indorsed all that Mrs. : Coffin said
end urged the appointment of ' the ■ po
licewomen, maintaining that the need
of them was most urgent.
The supervisors did not comment
upon the request as all argument on
the budget matters will be taken up
st a later date. Miss Fairbrother also*
urged the appointment of a woman
assistant district attorney at ?900 a
Skear. ' J
EIGHT PERSONS HURLED
BY BOMB INTO STREET
All Escape Infernal Machine Evidently
Set by One Who "Warned
Mlane.ioSnn
ST. PAUL. Minn.. May 13.—Eight per
sons "narrowly escaped death tonight
when a bomb was thrown into the
home of K. " A. Russell, wrecking .the
house and shaking adjacent buildings.
The occupants of the house, all of
whom were seated on a porch, were
thrown Into the street. None was seri
-> isly hurt. ;
According to the story Russell told
the • ■■lice, he recently received letters
warning him to leave his wife and
threatening both with death unless the
T-.-nrning was heeded.
RAILWAY ORDERED TO CUT
(Specialf Dispatch to The Cain ■ -
MAYFIELD, May I:'.. —In the case of
the town of May Held against the Penin
sula Railway company ; theTstate rail
road commission has issued an order
directing. the railroad company to <]is
continue its practice of charging an ad
ditional 5 cent fare between Mayfield
and Maylleld Junction. The rule goes
into effect after June 1. -: • "%'■
HUMAN SKELETON FOUND
WALNUT CREEK. May —The skel
€.ton.of a human being," presumably that
o<_ a member •of an * early ; Indian , tribe,
wSs unearthed' today by workmen ex
cavating for the - First National * Bank
building-. A mortar and pestlei,were also
found; I ,The
Pip. A mortar and i bones; will be
The University of California ha*
notified and the bones will he
taken there for investigation and study.
A -.. ■/ \ ; . ■"
MRS. LONGSTREET
TENDERED PLACE
Former Union Soldier Offers
I Widow of Confederate Gen
eral $3,600 a Year .
; WASHINGTON, May IS.—Denied re
appointment as postmaster at Gaines
ville, Ga., by the democratic' adminis
tration, Mrs. Helen D. L.ongstreet,
widow of the famous confederate; gen
eral, has been tendered a position by
a former union soldier. -
Mrs. I.ongstrret said today that Colo
nel Albert. E. Boor.c of j Clarksburg, "W.
Va.. had offered her a place in his of
fice at 53,600 a year. " '. "'
"If I find; that I feel fitted to do the
■work in Colonel Boone's office, ,, she
said. "I shall acept his offer !n the same
spirit in which General Longstreet ac
cepted a commission from President
Grant, when he found himself 'an out
cast in the land whose battle flags he
had followed with supreme devotion."
BRIDE FINDS FIRST
SPOUSE, BELIEVED DEAD
Aberdeen "Wife of Day, Meeting I.oat
Hnßhand After Six Year*. Hfli
Last Marriage "Annulled
(Sppclal Dlsp»toh to The Call)
, ABERDEEN, Wash... . May 13. —One
day after her marriage, 'May,-- 4, to S.
H. Robertson of Elma, Mrs. Adelle
Fern Barnes-Robertson' met ( her first
husband. Mart Barnes, whom * she i had
believed dead for six years. Mrs. Rob
ertson retained, composure long enough
to explain the situation to her - new
husband. Today she appeared In court
and . had the marriage to Robertson
annulled. She returned to Barnes. -
FIRST LEGAL SHOOTING;
NEVADA'S TOLL TODAY
Slayer. ATraiiing: Death Bullets, Be-
romps Physical AVreek In ' Con
demned Cell
(st">c:?l Dispatch to Tho Call)
CARSON CITY. New, May ' 13.—John
Mircovitch, who killed George Grego
vich In Tonopah a: year ago. will :be
executed tomorrow morning. The
slayer has become a physical wreck
since being in the condemned cell. « He
will be the first murderer put to death
in this state by shooting. * '
"BAD NEWS" NEVER BETTER
' Wouldn't Road Mesiface;; TeJTlng of
! FoTt-:w Till After Breakfast' "
I ST. BAUL., Minn.. May 13.—"Never
read bad news before -breakfast," re
marked J. D. Haley, an insurance
agent, at an early hour this morning
after* he had been called from his bed
to receipt for a cab!* , message.: He left
the unwelcome massage'unopened and
returned to "bed. When he read the
cable after breakfast he discovered he
had been left a fortune of $100,000 by
the will of a relative in "London.
MUNICH MADMAN SLAYS 2
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PrusKlan Military Attache and Sergeant
Killed liy I,unetle'n Shots
MUNICH, Bavaria, May 13.—Major
General Yon Yewinski, Prussian mili
tary attache to Bavaria, was killed here
today by a lunatic, who fired three
shots at him. ' A sergeant of police also
was .killed.
NEW ENVOY FROM PANAMA
Dr. : Knsehlo Morales Arrives In >a
: , . t tonal Capital
WASHINGTON. May 13. —Dr. Ku
sebio Morales, the minister from Pan
ama, has arrived in Washington. He
probably will be presented at the
White House next week. .
CITY SETS $5,000 ASIDE
FOR STRIP ALONG LAKE
Flret/Faynient to Up Made on 9200,000
V Property Tiougrltt in Bea«<lflcatlon " .
Plan of Oakland
oNkKJ-dOsTK May . —The city - coun
cil today passed a resolution appropri
ating $5,000 as first payment on a strip
of land bordering the north shore of
Lake Mcrrltt, from Perkins street to
Cove, to be used i for park :\ purposes.
Mayor Mott"urged the measure because
with this property the city would have
a big acreage on the lake to be used
in the lu-autification of the city.
The property will costi $200,000 .and
will be paid for in annual 'installments
of ! from $40,000 ,: to $50,000. The price
is less - than the assessed valuation of
the property. .; -\--Z- ;! ;t _-_'■
'The strip is from 200 to 600 feet wide
and runs 1.400 feet along the "lake
shore. F. C. ; Turner, commissioner of
public health and ■; safety, opposed the
transfer from the public betterment
fund, asserting T that the raon»y should
be used for other purposes. ; ?
DIRECT LEGISLATION 7 BILL
"Wisconsin I^egrlelature'yAdopta : Initia
tive nod Referendum Measure -. ,
MADISON, Wis., May 13.—The Wis
consin legislature approved tonight the
proposed ; : constitutional ; /iamendment
provided" for the ; initiative and refer
endum, • the -senate concurring Mns the
assembly, joint resolution. The measure
Will bef submitted to , the people next
year. Another; resolution for a consti
tutional amendment which passed pro
vides for state loans for farmers.
RAILROAD WOULD APPEAL
(Special■ Dispatch to The Call) - -
£;'■■ VALI.iEI.TO, May 13.—Mayor Torm?y
Is in receipt of a communication from
Attorney T. T. C. Gregory of the , North
ern Electric Railroad company stating
that flf ''r the city \, Insists | that * the com
pany ehall construct a straight bridge
over Santa ■' Clara street, the J company
will: carry the matter to the railroad
commission. As the city desires a de
clslon it is expected that a : hearing
wtH be held fin this , city at an early
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date.
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper" \
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 10.
REPUBLICANS OF
SENATE LAUNCH
FIGHT ON WILSON
Consideration ? of Appoint
ment of W. J. Harris of
; Georgia as Director of the
Census Causes G. O. P.
' : Members ■ to . > Begin ? War
\ Which i Lasts for \ Hours
ROLLCALLS ARE
FORCED BY MINORITY
Opposition Serves Notice
That Filibusters Will Be
Continued Until ■ July 1,
When Durand, Incumbent
of Office, Will . Quit, Ac
cording to Announcement
"WASHIXGTON, May 13.—Senate re
publicans began" their first big fight on
President Wilson's ~; nominations ] to- i
-night, > when the appointment of "W. J.
Harris «, of Georgia vas director : . of '5 the
census, "succeeding E. . Dana Durand,
was taken up in executive session. For
almost five hours- the senate; played at
cross, purposes on , the Harris nomina-
tion without ever entering , into a dis
cussion of the merits of the case. .
The . : republicans forced- rollcall af
ter' rollcair on questions of procedure
and in support of tactics which the
democrats :,termed dilatory. Motions
to ; put J the : nomination over until to
morrow, * until v Friday and until , next
week.-'Were; put and defeated, ; and
finally, when the the : membership on
both sides had dwindled away to al
most nothing,'. adjournment was taken
until tomorrow at ' noon with .; the Har
ris nomination still just where it wa3
when the -doors : were * closed shortly
before «4- o'clock. , ;
XOTICI2 SERVniI BY G. O. p.
.'., Republican leaders have served no
tice- that they expect to keep 'up the
fieri!t gainst the confirmation of Har
ris until July 1 at , least, when Mr;
Durand has announced his Intention to
quit. Under the senate rules, there Is
no question of their, ability to filibuster
to their hearts' content, and if they are
willing to pro into lon** , 'executive ses
sions day after day, they can prevent
confirmation as long as their talking:
powers last. V
In the debate tonight an Unsuccess
ful attempt was made ,to invoke 'the
famous "Reed rule" by ./which members
present in the chamber, but not voting,
were counted in an attempt to dis- j
close a quorum. This innovation
brought forth -more spoches and, be
fore the session ended, most .of the
democrats and a large part of -the re
publicans had spoken, although none
touched upon the nomination itself.;";
"BACK TO BABYLON"
A minority report against Harris
was filed by ; Senator Townsend and
Senators La ; Follette and Cummins,':
also of the census committee. Senator
Burton and . other republicans were in
terested in the case. Senator Burton
declared after the debate had pro
ceeded for several hours that he was
willing, to review the history of cen
sus from the present day to the time
of Babylon before he would see Har
ris confirmed. Mr. Burton was strong
ly of the opinion that ".. Mr. Durand
should have been allowed to serve out
his term. '"■■'. . ■' j
The republican fight centers largely ]
on the contention that offices requir
ing technical knowledge or scientific
attainments should not "be given as
political rewards, but that . qualifica
tion and experience should be the only ,
yard stick.- -.■*.-.■■-■■■■,■■.. <.v > "".V.- |
JfO CHARGES MADE
, While no charges have been\ made
against. Mr. >- Karris, - the republicans j
claimed that he was J not so well Quali
fied •by experience, at lea.st, to hold
office as was Mr. ; rand.* "j Mr. . Harris
was; chairman of the democratic state
executive committee ,of ; Georgia ■in ' the |
last campaign and is known as an orig. I
inal Wilson man. His appointment was ;
one of .; the ; early ones to ■; important
offices sent in by President "Wilson. !
• : ;{ Republicans fon the census committee
served notice '\ almost immediately after '
the appointment that j they expected to
fight his ; : confirmation. Efforts were
made ;by democrats who wished :to
smooth out the difficulties to ; have Mr.
Durand i retained in . office until July 1, i
but at v a meeting of the committee 10
days ago, the nomination was ordered
reported by a majority vote. Senator
Townsend being the only'; republican
present voting against it, and "throw
ing down the gage of battle for the
minority side.
FEDERAL CHIEF TO RESIGN
John E. Wllkl* About to Quit Govern*
- - ment Btrrlcm
WASHINGTON, May 18 John E.
"Wilkle, *upervi»lr.£* epeoial agent of
the custom* service, for 14 year* chief
of 'the; United State* secret service,
will resign from; the government serv
ice fhortly. Mr. "Wilkle will retire
.voluntarily; to accept a commercial i>o
■ It ion. '■■ -dbg
HAD TO AWAY,
SAYS MISS BORDEN
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Daughter of Millionaire Says |
. . Father Did Not Give Her
"Square Deal"
! (gp*r!fll;n!<p?.trli." to J TheCein • ; - ' -
- .L.OS-ANGEL.ES,lMaysl3.rr"My^ father
I didn't Rive me a Vsquare/deal; so I had
Ito run away.. -And; , anyway, a grin Is
J bound to wake up some time or other j
and realize that she belongs ; to A her
mother and not her father." , .'. : ; />.
•".'■*. Mis? : Ramona/Bordenr, daughter of
I Gail 'Bordftn,. New : York millionaire,'; j
who recently ran "away- from -.the'sXew, I
Jersey sanatorium,/ arrived in this city I
'yesterday,;- with : her mother, today;/,told; !
; the first detailed story of why she» ran
away. " : " . . ' '
''My ' father has been fearfully : unfair,
in the stories -he; has given out," the
girl 'paid. "and now I'm just going , to
tell how it all happened. "/:'•
"The truth of ; the „matter is. my
father and I en n't * get ■ a lon ; ; together
and nevr could. lie is continuously
finding , ■: fault with me and scolding.
"I;.- wanted to ; go to mother : and
father did not want <me to, r so he put
me in a sanatorium on ; the : plea that
my nerves were worn out, but really
so he would know where I, was and
my -■;■ mother - wouldn't.; I look 3 like a
person whose - nerve? :■ are worn out,
don't I?
■-':;' "I ,am afraid V:that, through anger,
my father has circulated ~ some unjust
reports , and: i created : unjust ■' rumors
about Mrs. -White, - which-; makes \j> me
wild. She knew I was miserably lone
some for home life and the companion
ship of other girl.«, and so she helped
me ' get away ,' and took me to her home
until I could .get my mother there from
Los '• Angeles.;.' . - ... ■ .;
"Did '•'•;■ I :■> mean ; I would elope ■?' soon,
when f I said the next time I ran away
it would be to elope? No, I -was just
joking.
"I don't want my father and mother
to r become reconciled, because they
never could, and we wouldn't be happy
together."
CHURCH IS FIRED BY ;
LIGHTNING; 3 KILLED
Flame Fighter* Victim* When Ontario
Helfry Fall*—Another Is
Fatally Injured
STRATFORD, Ont, May 13.—The
spire of : the - Knox Presbyterian church,
lffO feet above the curb, was struck
by lightning early today; and in the
ensuing fire Chief of I Police McCarthy,
Fire Chief Durkin and Policeman Ham
ilton were killed. Fireman Sidney Van
Stone was mortally injured. I
The victims were buried beneath 5 the
belfry when it fell. '
s The fire lose if about $50,000, "
FIRE WIPES OUT IGERNA
LoM f at! SlMlttreu ! Lumber Tewn Sla KMI,
mated at 9100,000.
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WEED, May 18.—The higtorlo eld
lumber town ot ljfurna wu almost
wiped off the map by a fire Monday,
■ which destroyed two small lumber
mills, a box factory and several frame
buildings. The !«■ Will be about
$100.000; Abner Wetd waa the heavi
est loner.
"An Independent Newspaper 9, \
"Pards Again"
SAN FRANCISCANS
BACKING PROPOSED
BOISE RAILROAD
Members of Chamber of
Commerce Invited to Take
Trip Through Country
Line Would Traverse
ENGINEERS ENGAGED
IN FINAL SURVEY
Rights of Way Ready to Be
Turned Over—s3oo,ooo
in Cash , Pledged '.
Officials ,of the company ; planning- to
build a : railroad that will link "Winne-
- - ~..., . . --'-•„-.,■
rnucca, Nev., and ; Boise, Idaho, the road
which, as has ; been * shown •by • The Call,
will shorten the distance by rail be
tween San Francisco and southern
Idaho to 695 miles, have met with great
encouragement from San i~ Francisco
business men .whom; 1 they f have sought
to interest.: in the project.. V T : , *
:■ <■;Colonel •K. R. Place ;of Wlnnemucca,
who hag been in San Francisco for
several; weeks, already has obtained a
number of ;! stock subscriptions to f the
new ; road. A party of engineers is
now in the I field near McDermitt,*, Nev.,
completing , .; the-: final surveys of the
route. ■. ■■■"■.■,..■.■■ -. ■ '■■.■* • '■.... :
■The citizens of Boise i have 'informally
invited members of the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce to 'take ■&• trip
from San Francisco to Boise, through
the country ■■ over which the new road
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is to pr.s?. - - While; nothing ) formal has
been done in this matter, it is reason
ably f certain that - the trip will be
made.- ■■ .?, .- -■■■~- -' < ■■■■:■■ '', 'x, :■;- .-■/ ■
IDAHO EXCURSION SUGGESTED
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During the recent trade, excursion of
the San Francisco Chamber of \Com-;
,*. - - > ' '•-■. ,*v .
merce into the San : Joaquin valley there
was a great deal of serious discussion
of the prospect of making i: the «next'
trade excursion of the chamber Into the
Idaho: country. . ' .
fli The merchants of San Francisco real
ize that 5 Boise and the Snake river
... ~....-...
country can be made tributary ;to the
- ■•. i • . ■
wholesale : trade ;of San Francisco, and [
It is the Intention of the merchants not ,
to let the opportunity pass fo develop
that trade.
Colonel Place in discussing the ad
vancement of • the Bolse-Winnemucca
railroad yesterday, said:
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SvOni< last Wedneeday our -engineers
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went into the field with a crew of 14
men to make final surveys , and secure
rights of way for the new railroad. I
have been In San Francisco for two
weeks and have ; found .. the ; greatest en
couragement from San Francisco busl
npnK men. Wβ have been securing
stock subscriptions here, and of the
flrnia and Individuals I have seen 93
per cent already have subscribed lib
erally. There are several whose
,
decinlon is held in abeyance. I think
that there I* no doubt but that w« shall
speedily raise the required amount in
Ban Francisco,
"1 havw heard from !§«*••, and the
Continued oa X'av* S. Column •
—From : the Boise Statesman. '
EXPLOSION HURLS
MEM OVER STREET
Three Laborers Are Dropped
* 1 With Rain of Metal Into
{'.:•■;: Luncheon
(Special Dispatch to The Call) -
NEW YORK, May 13.—While the ]
3,000; or more employes of the Butler j
Brothers' : factory in Jersey ■ City:- were
at lnnch today a tremendous roar came
r from the plant : of : the Baker Castor
Oil works across the street, and three
men dropped into their midst, -> : seem-.
ingly from *, the sky. Nearly every
stitch of clothing had been burned from
their bodies.
This was followed by a rain of heavy
metal * debris;*- that ; % drove the men in
doors for protection. , Then more men
rushed; out of the building to the street
and Into the Butler/works.
Many of them also were badly burned.
They rushed into the Butler Brothers
plant and caused a panic among the
frightened women employes, who fled
from the building. *
yf Flames were now, leaping from every
window of the castor oil works, and men
from the other factory rushed across
the street to try to rescue those i who
were unable to escape. . , A number of
unconscious men were ; dragged out.
CONFESSES PLOT
TO BLOW UP HOME
Pietro Lissere Pleads Guilty;
*-M Four Others Are in Jail
Awaiting Trial
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; REDDIXG. May 13.—After making
a complete confession of Ms part in
the conspiracy to dynamite the home
of Leo Germonti, an employe of th?
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Wood Lumber company at Weed, on
the night of May 3, Pletro Liesere
pleaded guilty to the charge In Treka
today, and made ■ a strong appeal for
mercy from the court. He will be
sentenced Friday.
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- Lissere and four companions went to
Gernapnti's'liome and were preparing to I
explode v a heavy charge of dynamite
under the dwelling when they were
fired upon by the sheriff and posse,
who had been informed of the plot by
one ... of the conspirators. In the rifle
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battle that followed Lissere escaped,
but he was captured, wounded, the next
day in fhis city.
In pleading with the court for leni
ency, Liseere said that he had been
forced Into the plot hy r Georgio f Mea
lacco, who threatened to kill him, he
said, if he did not give hie aid. ; Mea
laceo, Frank Clpperane and •G. Vigrna
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and A. Vigna, brothers, other alleged
members of the dynamitingr^ party, are
In Jail fcere awaiting trial in court.
Other confessions ; are s expected by Dis
trict Attorney Hooper. ' ' ' T ,
In the information already \ obtained
from Lisaere and from Cipperone, who
has. made a partial confession, the au
thorities have learned that the dyna
miting campaign wan planned to In
timidate the Weed Lumber company,
fronj*the directors of which , f 10.000 was
to have been demanded.
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WEATHER ; FORECAST:
Fair; moderate irest wind. >
ALAMEDA
COUNTY
EDITION
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NATION WAITS
FOR GOVERNOR
JOHNSON'S ACT
ON ALIEN BILL
Interest at Washington Cen
ters on California Execu
tive—Delay, No Matter
How Little, Welcomed by
President Wilson in Deal
ing With Japanese Gov
ernment —Ambassador of
■' Mikado Likewise Is 1 Wait
ing for Final Action
NOTHING SENT EAST
FROM SACRAMENTO !
No Matter What Action Is
Taken on Webb Bill It Is
; Certain That New Treaty
Will Be Negotiated Be
tween United States and
Oriental Empire—English
Paper Indirectly Approves
Course Taken by Legisla
ture in Passage of Measure
' BULLETIN
SACRAMENTO, May 13.—Th fortieth
California legislature adjourned irtue
die at 11:15 o'clock , tonight— than
35 hours after the time net by- resolu
tion. Technically the honr Tvne 513
o'clock * noon ; Monday.
. • SACRAMT2XTO. May 13.—Governor
Johnson will send a message to Secre
tary Bryan tomorrow morning 'giving
his final decision upon the request ->f
the federal ? government that he with
hold his signature from the alien land
-bin. 1 ?'- ■■■[W i: .:^Ki'-' : -' '':- : -l' , :^':':'.'■'
[ This was the announcement given out
tonight from the executive office and is
taken to meai*. that the governor has
made up his . mind : Just what he will' do.
The belief *Is : prevalent here that he
will dispatch a full statement of his
views to Washington and immediately
! thereafter sign the bill. " ; /" ;
! It ■ was known : today ; that ; Governor .
! Johnson expected to reach the matter
tonight but the press of legislative
business kept him engaged throughout
most of • the day and ; resulted in a
change of plans. In conversation, he
refused to discuss the land bill, or
any phase of the situation with re
spect to Japan's protest, or the con
troversy , Washington. '■■ -
Washington Awaits Reply
J (Special Dispatch to Tbe Call) .
J WASHINGTON, May 13.—California
j Japanese J interest centered ; today on
Governor Johnson's reply to the mes
sage; cent Sunday night by Secretary
Bryan. ' _ . '„ %
Mr. Bryan ,; Is out of the city for the
day, \ having ; gone .to Harrisburg, Pa.,
where -he speaks tonight at a Jeffer- :
sonian dinner. Nothing hae been heard i'
from the California executive, some
what *- to the surprise of the president
and his advisers, who had expected .to
have his decision on r the alien lana
bill before noon.
Delay, however, no matter how lit
tle, is welcomed by the president in
dealing with the Japanese government
in the California -Issue. The Japanese
embassy here Ja: likewise waiting; for ■
Governor Johnson either to veto or
sign the alien land bil!. Until he has
acted one way or the other, the ambas
sador will make :no further representa
tions, to Secretary, of State Bryan
That i a new : treaty might be nego
tiated In -~ the Immediate future with
Japan which would settle the status
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