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Tftehcst Temperature Yesterday. 62. Lowe«t Friday
>i'2ht. .*){). For details of the Weather See Page 49.
City's Bank Clearings
The San Francisco Bank Clear
ings for the week ending July 17
reached a total of $41,724,000.
VOLUME 114. —XO. 50.
Secretary Bryan Proposes
New Policy to the Senate
Committee for Republic of
Central America—Policy
of Administration Is to
Extend Jurisdiction Over
Nations Bordering Canal
Uncle Sam to Lay Down
Lines for Latin Republic
Which Must Be Observed
—Financial Matters to Be
Adjusted by Men of Na
tion to the North—Control
of Big Canals Is Assured
WASHINGTON. July 19.—A new
policy toward Nlcaraugua, Involving
rlrtual control of the affairs of that
republic by the United States, similar
to that now exercised over Cuba, was
outlined today by Secretary Bryan at
a conference with members of the sen
ite foreign relations committee.
Mr. Bryan's proposal, coming as a
surprise to members of the committee,
bas been taken by many senators as
th© first pronouncement of a general
policy on the part of the administra
tion to extend American control over
the countries surrounding the Panama
canal, and to assure the stability of
Central American republics and the
domination by the United States of
their relations with other great powers.
Secretary Bryan went before the
committer with a revised draft of the
Nicaraguan treaty, negotiated first in
the Taft administration, by which the
T'nited States would secure exclusive
canal rights across Niraraugua and a
new naval base In exchange for a $3,
--ooo.ono gold payment.
As a new feature the secretary of
state proposed that language similar
if not identical with the so called
' Piatt amendment" relating to Cuba be
Injected, giving the United States
•weeping control of Nlcaraguan affairs
and the power to regulate her foreign
relations and her finances. Under the
proposed plan Nicaragua would agree
tn substance:
"That war would not be declared
without the consent of the United
"That treaties would not be made
with foreign governments that would
to destroy her indepnednce, or
that would give those governments a
foothold In the republic.
"That no public debt would be con
tracted beyond the ordinary resources
of the government, as indicated by the
ordinary revenues.
"That the United States should have
the right to intervene at any time to
preserve Nicaraguan independence or
to protect life or property.
That the T'nited States should have
the exclusive right to build a canal
a<ross Nicaragua and should have a 99
year lease to a naval base In the bay
of Fonseca and to the Great Corn and
Little Corn Islands in the Caribbean,
with the privilege of renewing the,
lease. The United States in return
would pay Nicaragua $3,000,000 to be
used in public works and education.
Tt is understood the Nicaraguan gov
ernment is willing to enter Into the
proposed treaty, because of the stabil
ity it would give to the present Diaz
In its original form the Nicaraguan
treaty involved only the exclusive grant
of canal rights and the grant of a
naval base to the United States.
The Nicaraguan canal route would
come permanently under the control
of the United States, through the pro
nosed treaty. "While that route was de
cided against, and the Panama route
chosen for the building of the American
canal, administration officials favor the
permanent acquisition of the discarded
route to prevent its use by some other
Secretary of Interior Wants to See His
Job and People
WASHINGTON, July 19 —"I am go
ing west to see a small part of my Job
and a few of the people I am working
for.*' Secretary Lane today so stated
the purposes, generally, of a trip on
which he will leave Washington tomor
row afternoon, to be absent a month or
more. Thus far he has planned his
trip only into Wyoming and Montana,
but will determine, after reaching
Montana, whether he will extend his
trip farther west.
Special Train Leave* Cordova With
.siainpeders for >ew Digging*
CORDOVA. Alaska, July 19.—Confir
mation of reports of a big placer strike
on Shushanna river have caused a great
stampede among Alaskans to the new
digging*, A special train left here this
morning with a number of men aboard
for Shushanna, and at Chitina extra
coaches were you pled on to accommo
date the stampeders.
Note Points to Suicide
Ocean Buries Disgrace
Coat of Vernon Doughty of Fulton Found on
Beach With Letter Containing Vow to
End Life; Indicted Wednesday
Intimation that Vernon Doughty, a
young man of Santa Rosa, had ended
disgrace by suicide was given last
night when Patrolman Harrington,
jpatroling the ocean beach, found a
man's coat south of the life saving sta
tion. In It was a letter written by
Doughty to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Doughty of Fulton.
The discovery of the note follows
the Indictment of Doughty by the
Sonoma grand Jury for criminal attack,
declared to have been committed on a
young girl of Santa Rosa-
Friday night Doughty was to have
Fireworks Plant Blows Up —
Manager Back to Claim Bits
of Clothing
WINCHESTER, Mass., July 19.—The
factory of the New England Fireworks
company went up in a puff of smoke,
the result of an explosion late today,
carrying with it Manager Ernest Bo
relli and three workmei..
Borelli was thought to have oeen
killed, when portions of his clothing,
his eyeglass case and some coins were
found in the vicinity. But a searching
party later tonight discovered him in
a clump of bushes a mile from the
scene of the explosion, unable to re
member what had happened.
Debris was scattered for several
miles and the detonation was felt for a
great distance. The trio of workmen
also escaped.
Explains Will by Mas ma Children Have
Already Brfu Provided for and
Are Agreeable to Bequest
NEW YORK, July 19.—The entire es
tate of the late General Frederick Dent
Grant, estimated at 1100,000 in value,
is left to Ida Honore Grant, widow,
who also Is made executrix, by his
will, filed here today for probate.
In constituting Mrs. Grant sole leg
atee. General Grant in his will, says,
' this was done, because of my assur
ance that our children have already
been provided for in the last will and
testament of my deceased mother, and
they will be more gratified to have
their mother receive the entire estate
belonging to me than to have it di
minished by present gifts to them."
Mrs. Bohlander, TJrettaed In KhaJkl
Suit, Haa Narrow Escape From
Being Killed
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICO, July 19.—Mrs. Tom Bohlander
of this city, while strolling along a
creek In the Magalia section, dressed
In a khaki suit, was mistaken for a
deer by two hunters up on the moutaln
They took several shots at her, one
bullet penetrating her coat.
The fact that she crouched low on
the ground after the second shot Is
perhaps responsible for the fact that
she escaped being killed.
lusnnr Stockman Put in Hospital After
Hard Struggle
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
STOCKTON, July 19.—Four of the
sheriffs deputies spent nearly two
hours today getting Louis Schenone
to the detention hospital. Schenone
suddenly went insane on a ranch near
this city and was chasing friends and
relatives about with a knife when the
officers arrived.
Wave Which Took 15 I.lyes in Louis
ville Is Broken
LOUISVILLE, July 19.—After claim
ing a toll of 15 lives In two days in
Louisville, the intense heat wave was
checked today by a rainstorm which
swept over the city and surrounding
country. Within a few minutes the
temperature dropped from So to 64 de
Leave* Washington for Winona, In<Li
Itinerary \ot Made Public
WASHINGTON, July 19.—Secretary
Bryan left tonight for Winona, Ind.,
where tomorrow he will deliver the
first of his proposed series of vacation
lectures. Mr. Bryan did not make pub
lic the details of his Itinerary.
Morozzo Delia Rocca Charged With
Selling: War Secrets
BOLOGNA. Italy, July 19. —Accused
of selling military secrets to Austria,
Morozzo Delia Rocca, descendant of an
illustrious family of Piedmont, who
was head of a section of the war of
fice, has been arrested.
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper"
married a Santa Rosa society girl: but
when the disgrace came to the young
man the girl ended the engagement.
The note found In the coat on the
beach was as follows:
"Mr. and Mrs. .lames Doushty, Ful
ton, Sonoma county, Cal.l
"Again I »ay piodlty. Thla will be
found In my coat after 1 am gone. I
am writing; this ua I sit looking at the
water. I wiah I were man enough to
forget, but I can't and will now go.
"I hope God will forgive me, but I am
Continued on Page 18, Column 3
Husband Wants Divorce Because
She Eschews His Name and
Educates Strangers
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 19.—That his
wife has refused to bear his name, has
attempted to appear as a single woman
and introduced him to her friends as
her nephew, and has given two sons
by former marriages, four nephews,
a niece, a grandniece and three unre
lated persons a higher education at
his expense—these are allegations
made by James E. Ellis, a locomotive
engineer of Kansas City, Kan., in a
divorce suit filed today in the Wyan
dotte county court against Mrs. Emma
A. Ellis, a high school teacher of Par
sons, Kan.
Moreover, the petitioner states, Mrs.
Ellis has refused to mend, darn, cook
or wash for him and has his home
"absolutely cold." It is alleged she
has clung to the name of her former
husband and appeared as Mrs. Emma
A. Sackett.
Callforuia-\evada Caaea Will 4 ome Up
Among Other Actions
WASHINGTON, July 19.—Interstate
Commerce Commissioner John Marble
will hold hearings on several rate cases
in San Francisco, beginning September
2. Among them will be the California-
Nevada rate cases in a number of ac
tions in which San Francisco merchants
are complaining against the Southern
Pacific and Santa Fe. On September 8
Commissioner Marble will open a series
of hearings at Los Angeles.
Power Vessel, Carrying Supplies, Pro
ceeds to Explorer's Rendezvous
NOME, Alaska, July 19.—The power
vessel Alaska, the second ship of Vilh
jalmur Stefansson's arctlo expedition,
sailed for Teller, Port Clarence, this
morning, loaded to the guards with
supplies and In command of Captain
William O. Nahmens. She will an
chor near the Karluk, the principal
vessel of the expedition, and await the
coming of Stefansson, who will leave
tomorrow for Teller in a third boat.
Mother Seea Her Eight Children for
Flrat Time In Her Life
CHICAGO, July 19.—Mrs. Mary Welsh
of Hillsdale. Mich., saw her eight chil
dren for the first time today. She
had been blind for 60 years. Surgeons
removed a double cataract from her
eyes. Mrs. Welsh was stricken blind
when 16 years old. To make her bur
den doubly hard, she was forced to do
laundry work to support her children
and husband, who had become an in
Police Seek Her, Following Her Sensa-
tional Escape from Meeting
LONDON, July 19.—Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst, the suffragette leader, who
several days ago escaped in a sensa
tional manner from the police at a
meeting of the Women's Social and
Political union, was arrested today.
Cincinnati Chief of Police Doc* Xot
Bar Split Skirts
CINCINNATI, July 19.—Police Chief
Copelan announced today that Cincin
nati women may wear the near-slit
skirt without police interference, pro
vided their garments do not cause riots
or blocking of traffic.
LOSS BY FIRE IS $500,000
Flame* Threaten Entire Block in
Indianapolis Wholesale District
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 19.—Fire,
which threatened an entire block,
caused a loss estimated at $500,000 In
the wholesale district here tonight.
Twenty-third Nation Accepts Principle
of His Peace Scheme
WASHINGTON, July 19.—Cuba today
became the twenty-third nation to ac
cept in principle Secretary Bryan's
peace plan.
$50,000 FOR
Civil Engineer Charges
Southern Pacific Official
With Alienating His
Wife's Affection
Complaint Formally Alleges,
However, That He Wooed
Persistently for Year
Philip K. Gordon, general agent of
the Sunset Route of the Southern Pa
cific, and son of General Gordon of
Washington became defendant yester
day in a suit for $50,000 damages,
! which Arthur A. Beck, civil engineer,
alleges lip sustained through aliena
tion of the affections of Lillian A.
Beck, his wife.
The alleged liason besran in Grants
Pass, Ore., where tbe Becks spent their
vacation in July of last year; shifted
to restaurants in San Francisco and
Oakland; resulted in the separation of
Mr. and Mrs. Beck, according to their
attorney, and finally in the filing of the
damage suit by the husband. Mrs.
Beck is staying at 644 Fifty-third
street, Oakland.
"Blackmail!" exclaimed Gordon when
told of Beck's action.
"This matter has been pending for
three months and it is nothing more
nor less than a shakedown. It is
blackmail of the rankest sort by the
man and woman. It is something
likely to happen to any man and I
will not be held up by a brace of Hist
class blackmailers. I have engaged
Attorneys Dorsey & Henderson to rep
resent me."
Beck, who is in the employ of Havi-
Uind & Tibbetts. civil engineers,
charged that Mr. Gordon "with delicate
reserve and well bred attention"
caused Mrs. Beck to become dissatis
fied with h«r station. He declared that
he and his wife hapny with their
9 year" old boy until Gordon appeared.
"He told her what he would do,"
Beck's complaint continued, "were he
her husband or even if they two only
sustained the relations of love and
affaire dv honour to each other. He ap
pealed artfully to the feminine in
stinct and love for fine clothes, jewels
and gewgaws of personal adornment."
In September, 1912, if the complaint
be true, Gordon met Mrs. Beck on a
train bound for Sacramento and im
portuned her to leave her husband.
"He told her that he was the general
passenger agent of the Southern Pa
cific with a salary of $26,006 a year,
had ranches in Oregon worth $30,000;
owned the Quelle building in Portland,
worth $300,000, a residence in Portland
Heights and a large block of South
ern Pacific stock."
A page of the complaint is devoted
to a description of the method whereby
It is alleged that Gordon laid siege to
Mrs. Beck's heart up to the time of the
alleged train Incident.
"The defendant told Mr*. Beck that
she so far surpassed his former wife,
who had died in May of that year
C 1912). In female loveliness, beauty and
feminine glory as the sun was brighter
than the moon."
"That he was so rich Ihat many so
ciety girls were willing to forego
richer matches and woo him to marry
them." was another seductive statement
attributed to Gordon.
This and similar assurances, accord
ing to Beck, led Mrs. Beck to listen to
his silt, so that although she did not
conserC to join Gordon she promised to
meet him later. For several months,
according to the complaint. Mrs. Beck
"refure.i In yield to the wishes, de
sires, blandishments and solicitations."
Gordon renewed his suit October 2,
1912. and obtained a meeting with Mrs.
Beck in an Oakland restaurant, whet
lie kissed and embraced her, accord!eg
to the husband. A similar scene Is
alleged to_have occurred October 21 in
the Oakland restaurant. Beck goes on:
'He 3ald he would inspire her life
with the heauty of true love and be a
constant inspiration to her, so that her
powers of mind and strength of body
would constantly develop under his
tender care."
It Is set forth that Gordon then and
there "importuned, urged and hyp
notized her, said Lillian, while elo
quently pleading and importuning for
a kiss, as he said, from the loveliest
and most passionate lips that ever
thrilled a man through and through";
to forget her husband, designated as a
"shrimp," a nd to ally her fortunes
with those of her wooer.
December 23, 1912, the scene Is
shifted to a San Francisco restaurant,
where Gordon is said to have obtained
a promise from Mrs. Beck that she
would grant him a meeting in March.
When the first week of March arrived
there was a rendevous at 60 Ellis
street, according to the husband. Gor
don is declared to have told Mrs. Beck
that "they were married in the sight
of God."
Beck alleges that on one occasion
Continued oa Pace 18, Column 8
"An Independent Newspaper \
Principals in Big Suit
Accused Railway Man
Governor of Southern Sec
tion Is Named to Lead
Rebel Troops Against
Peking Forces
WASHINGTON, July 19. —Conditions
in China are becoming alarming, ac
cording to today's reports to the state
department. A separation movement in
southern China Is the cause. The
American legation at Peking reported
that Shanghai has declared its inde
pendence of the Peking government.
"While accurate news is difficult to
obtain at Peking, it is said that four
of the central provinces are believed
to have declared their independence of
Yuan Slil Kai's government and that
efforts are being made to organize an
Independent government at Nanking.
Much anxiety is felt at Peking. Many
of the national assembly have left for
their homes in the south. The most
reliable information shows the continu
ous success of the northern army in
Kiang Si province.
Kwangtung Has Seceded
HONGKONG. July 19. —The severance
of the province of Kwan-Tung from
the central government at Peking was
proclaimed by the governor general of
Kwang-Tung today.
The capital of the province is Can
The governor general declares that
the provincial council has appointed
him governor general and commander
in chief to lead the southern troops
against those of Provisional President
Juan Shih Kai.
Declare Independence
That eight of the 19 provinces of
China have declared independency of
the rule of President Yuan Shin Kai of
the confederacy, and that the city of
Shanghai has seceded is reported in
cable advices yesterday to the Young
China newspaper (Sin Nim Bo) of this
city. The eight provinces are Kiangsu,
Kwangsl, Honan, Nganhwei, Kansu, Pe
chili, Klangsi and Cheklang.
Sun Yet Sen was reported to be in
Nanking yesterday In conference with
General Wong Hing and the legislative
council of the province. No news of
fighting was received,
Fair today; fofs early morning and night; west wind.
Gold for the Mint
Alaska sent 9,323 FINE
OUNCES OF GOLh) to the San
Francisco Mint in June, 1913.
Francis L. Thayer Drops
From Aeroplane to Find
End in Water—Body
Not Recovered
SEATTLE. July 19.—Francis L.
Thayer, aged 47 years, a parachute
jumper, known all over the west, was
drowned today while making a descent
from an aeroplane as part of the pot
latch air sports.
He went up in an aeroplane with
Johnny Bryant. At a height of 600 feet
he fell from the aeroplane.
At a height of 500 feet he broke
Thayer did not rise to the surface
after going into the water.
Bryant. With Thayer hanging to his
parachute beneath the aeroplane, made
a pretty flight of 10 minutes over the
bay, circling above the warships until
the aeroplane had reached a height of
750 feet. Bryant then signaled that he
was ready for Thayer to jump. Thayer
did not signal that he was ready to let
go until the machine had settled 50
feet. Then he cut loose.
The parachute, with Thayer, opened
prettily, and for a minute it looked as
If the drop was to be a perfect exhi
bition. Then, to the horror of the
great crowd which lined the water
front and held points of vantage on
craft about the harbor, Thayer was
seen to fall, turning over as he left
the parachute. He was fully 600 feet
above the water when he fell. The
man seemed to realize his danger, for
he rolled himself into a compact ball
as he approarhed the water, striking
on his face and left shoulder.
No trace of the body has been found.
Twenty-live Hundred Tons Flared for
Construction of Two Oil Tinkers
VALLEJO. July 19.—Orders were
placed today for 2,500 tons of steel
which will be used in the construction
at Mare island of two new oil tankers,
Kanawha and Maumee.
Evening Times, Blamed by
Executive for Inciting
Bluejackets' Riots Against
I. W. W.s and Socialists,
Obtains Injunction Halt
ing Police Move to Close
Its Plant —Saloons Follow
Suit and All Reopen De
spite Order Against Them
Many Extra Patrolmen Are
Sworn In and Streets Are
Guarded to Prevent Out
bursts Over Flag—Cot
terill Obeys Court's Order
Under Protest and Pha
lanx of Police Is Removed
From Publishing Plant
CSporinl Pl,patch to The CalP
SEATTLE, July 19.—Order was main
tained in the streets tonight where last
night sailors and marines of the Pa
cific reserve fleet swept, wrecking tbe
headquarters of the Industrial Workers
and Radical Socialists. The police had
hoped that the saloons would be closed
tonight, hut Judge Humphries over
ruled Mayor Ootterill's order closing
them. A great number of men from
the fleet were ashore.
With the sailors also came ashore n
large patrol, under command of one ot
the captains of the fleet, and prepared
to round up the men the moment any
disorder was reported. A large num
ber of extra police had been sworn In.
A factor for quiet, too, was the fact
that there were no more places to sack.
Industrial Workers of the World
said that they had received warning
yesterday of a plot to wreck their es
tablishments, and that all their valu
able records had been taken away and
their men warned to keep out of the
wav of the sailors.
There was much patronage of £h#
saloons during the afternoon an!
night, and the police looked on this as
the feature of danger.
Public interest, after the o'
the socialist and industrial workers
wreckage had been swept away. cen
tered in the unsuccessful effort cf
Mayor Ootterill to prevent the publi
cation of the Seattle Times today and
tomorrow, the mayor declaring that
incendiary articles In the Times were
responsible for the rioting.
Judge Humphries came to the rescu*
of the Times with an Injunction, and
the city edition of the paper came out
on time, at 3 o'clock, when the police
guard which had been put over the
mailing room was withdrawn.
When the restraining order wa;
served on Mayor Cotterill and Chief
of Police Bannlck they appeared be
fore Judge Humphries with Ralph
Pierce, assistant corporation counsel,
and protested against the issuance of
ex parte restraining orders, and con
tended that the city was entitled to
notice and opportunity to defend ths
They asked that the court hear them
in opposition to the orders, and were
refused by the court.
The mayor then announced that the
city would obey the court's orders,
though under protest, and Chief of
Police Bannlck promptly telephoned to
Lieutenant Dolphin, who was In charge
of the guard at the Times plant, to re
lease the papers, which were already
in the hands of newsboys, held under
police guard In the mailing room.
The attorneys who obtained the re
straining order for the Times were
followed by a delegation of lawyers
representing saloon keepers, who ob
tained orders restraining the police
from closing 14 bars In the city. Dur
ing the remainder of the afternoon
Judge Humphries remained In his court
room, granting restraining orders, and
by evening all the saloons were re
The proclamation by the mayor fol
"Whereas, a condition of riot, turm;-M
| and violent disturbance of public or
j der, accompanied by destruction of
property and endangering of human
life, prevailed in the city for several
hours last night, and
"Whereas, there is imminent danger
of a renewal of such lawless and riot
ous outbreaks In the present excited
state of the public mind, with great
liability of further destruction of prop
erty and possible loss of life by reason
of the crowded condition of the streets
during this closing day and night of
the Potlatch festival,
"Now, therefore, I, George F. Cottei -
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