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fiaj >i?hl»;»C. For details of the weather Sec Page 9. MONEY IN BANK The individual deposits in commercial banks in California during the year end in June reached $9,000,000. VOLUME 114.— 50. 63. FOUR DEAD, 8 WOUNDED IN HOP FIELD RIOT LOCAL REALTY MAN, LONELY, ENDS HIS LIFE After Penning Pathetic Let ters of Farewell to Wife and Sister, William M. Rhodes Kills Himself in Room in Hotel Oakland Rented the Night Before PARTED FROM MATE SEVERAL MONTHS "With Realization That I No Longer Have Your Real Love and Companionship, All My Energies Seem to Have Been Sapped." He Writes—Death by Poison OAK I ..| XT'. Auk. Z. —After penning pathetic letter"? of farewell to his Wttfa pnd sister. William if. Rhodes, formerly M IWM Sutter street. San Francisco, a real estate man of that city, killed hlm flf in a room on the fourth floor of the Hotel Oakland, which he had rented the nlc-ht before, by drinking- a o* whisky contain ; ng oyan'de of potas sium crystals late this afternoon. *Hhodes was found lying on the bed. On a stand hevide him "nras a Trhleky ho'tle. Tn the bottle were number of bite crystals. Peputy Coroner Bert Sargent, who *ras hastily summoned, examined the crystals and at once pronounced them to cyanide of potassium. Rhodes is the head of the William Rhodes Real Estate company, with of tlct I in the Russ building in Mont gomery street, San Francisco. His j v ife is manager of the Braeg com pany, 162 Po«=t strfpt. San Francisco, h is a stamped linen and design ing concern. Three letters, which had just been i ■written, were found in Rhodes' pocket. I KTTERS TO WIFE A\D SISTER One to his wife, bidding" her fare well, clearly indicated that he had killed himself, as did also the second, addressed to his sister. Miss Kather ine S. Rhodes, Hamilton, Madison county, N*. T. The last letter was to the manager of the Hotel Oakland, in which Rhodes r violently 'attempted to give out the impression that his death was from natural causes. The letter to his wife told of his un happiness in their separation, of his Jo.-s of ambition and of his hopelessness of a brighter future. It read as fol lows: "My Own Dear Lady—The last few j months have been unhappy ones for| you and cruel ones for us both. And I I see no future brightness, for with the j realization that I no longer have your i i eat love and companionship, all my j energies and ambition seem to have beeft sapped and only an intense bitter- i ness and unrest remain. "1 have written home that T am going o-i a long journey. I think they j trill -■■•-« and ask you to visit them. I '■■ -.• love you. T know you **■?■• , • of their love and affection. "1 hope you can read this, but the old 1 foolish tears will spin aver so I can ] hardly see ti.e penned words. "Oil my dear, dear love, the happiest ; years of my life were with you, my I darling sweetheart wife—Billie." I <;oi><; on i,o\«; jolr.vrv The letter to the sister read as fol- ] lows: j "My Dearest Mavourneen Katherine Kate—l am going on a long journey. I | know you will be grieved to hear that the dear little 'Frau* and I don't seem to hit it off at all well together the last few months. I simply can not adjust myself to be without her com plete love and companionship. So good by.. Won't you write her one of your own. loving letters and perhaps she would make you a visit this fall. I know my faults are legion and she is worthy of all your love and affection. In great distress, your loving WILL." Tlhodes rented the room late Satur day night. He did not leave the room at all. During the early part of the afternoon he had several drinks sent up to him. The remains were removed to the local morgue, where an autopsy will be performed early tomorrow morn- Word was sent to Mrs. Rhodes by the attaches of the morgue. Inquiries at 1031 Sutter street last evening showed that William M. Lhodes had left that address five jjionths ago and as the apartment house- has changed hands since that date no trace of his family could be obtained. FARMER KILLED BY BULL Age,] Man <iored to Death hj Infu riated Animal He Man Feeding tiALION, O. Aug. 3.—George W. Brown, aged 70. farmer and stock man, while feeding his cattle today, was knocked down and gored to death toy a bul< I FOUR THUMBS ON WOODLAND HINDU ] Eats With Two Knives and Can Thread a Needle With Either Extra Digit (Sp*"i«! Diapatcfa to The C«H) WOODLAND. Aug. 3. —-A Hindu la borer with four thumbs, two on each I and. twelve fingers in all. attracted so much attention here today. Secretary H. S, Maddox of the Fair association is considering the advisability of sign ing him up as one of the attractions on the midway for the approaching Yolo county fair. The Hindu manipulates two knives in his right hand as dexterously as an ordinary man can wield one. He threads a needle with any of the four thumbs. BOY HUNTER SHOOTS OFF HIS ARM ACCIDENTALLY Leonard Bryan Saved From Bleeding to lleatk br Flrnt Aid Methods t7MN) tSpec'r.l DlsaatCa to W»J Call) VALLEJO, Aug. 3.—Leonard P.ryan, 12 years old, while out hunting near White Sulphur springs today, dragged his shotgun through a fence, explod ing one barrel. The charge blew off the boy's left arm above the elbow. People near by heard the shot and the boy's cries and rushed to his aid. They tied the stump tightly and hur ried him to Vallejo, where attending physicians say the boy's life was saved by the "first aid" methods used. The boy's father is an iron worker at the Mare island navy yard. SLEEPING OFFICER ROBBED Two Htifhwivnifa Take Hl* Gun, Star and Hey *«♦ Fire Alarm Box JERSEY CITY, Aug. 3. —Patrolman John Bulger went to sleep on poat yesterday morning. While in this condition two men took his star, re volver and key to the fire alarm sys tem. He awoke as they were com pleting their task and put up a fight, but the pair got away. TOOTH CHIP BLINDS MAN Deutlat Lonew One Eye an Result of Peculiar Sort of Aceldent CHICAGO. A-:g. 3—While Dr. Leroy Kerr was engaged in drilling a tooth for a patient, a chip struck him in the eye. The fragment was infected with diphtheria germs and this morning con ditions were so grave surgeons were forced to remove the optic. THIEF SENDS BACK CASH Mayor of Evans ville Gets His for Being "Prince of Good Fellow*" TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. Charles V. Meyers, mayor of Eva'ns ville, was called into a saloon today and $175 stolen from him at the races handed back by a man who said the thief learned Meyers was a "Prince of Good Fellows" and he did not want to keep his cash. CLERGYMAN'S FAST FILLY Nebraska Minister Italses Colt Thai Wins Three Straight Heats TECITMSJBH. Neb.. Aug. — Rev. Thomas Barden ?aised and recently sold a trotting colt, Ossory. The animal was entered in the 2:27 class in the St. j Joe races and won three straight iieats la 2:204. 2:2<"i'4 and 2:lf> : » and now the | minister wiaii'es lie h:- '- ' Hold him. J JOHN' LL SEE THE WORLD Kaaaas < t(.< official. Never Out of Town. Going on \ neat lon KANSAS CITY. Aug. 3.—John Mc- Glynn. Jackson county deputy sheriff, aged 29, has never ben outside the cify since his birth. Tomorrow he starts on his first vacation with rela tives in Cincinnati. MOTHER SLEPT, BABY DIED Little One Turned on lta Face and Could \ot Turn Back Again NEW YORK. Aug. 3—When Patrol man William W. Curls returned from duty he found his wife asleep and their infant child dead beside her. The baby had turned on its face and suffocated. MORMON ELDERS OPPOSED Atlantlc City Resumes Fight to Keep Them From Preaching ATLANTIC CTTT, N. J„ Aug. 3.— Two Mormon elders from Utah, who have been trying to hold meetings here, were told today it would be dan gerous to attempt another gathering, and desisted In consequence. MAY RETURN TO MINISTRY j Jewish Attorney Considering Resump tion of Palplt He Abandoned AKRON. O-, Aug, B.—Attorney L E. Philo, who retired from the Jewish j ministry five years ago, is consider- i | ing an offer to take charge of the Re formed Jewish Temple in Toungstown. j 23 COAL MINERS ENTOMBED Oadder Colliery Near Glasgow Catchea Fire—Escape Hopeless GLASGOW, Aug, S.—The Mavis Val ley pit of the Oadder colliery, 12 miles from this city, caught Are today and £3 miners are hcpelesslv entombed in it. THE San Francisco CALL "The People's Newspaper" \ 3 BOYS BATHING IN SURF DROWN IN UNDERTOW Two Caught in Current Die S. Osgood Pell of New York in Ocean and Other Meets and Newport Meets • Death at Bakers Death at Railway Beach Crossing LIFE SAVERS, RUSHED TO SCENE, BAFFLED Parents, Seeing Lads' Cloth ing, Get First News of Tragedy • Caught in the powerful undertow, three boys were drowned yesterday afternoon, two of them losing their lives In the ocean opposite the Crest, ft roadhouse. and the other at Baker's beach at the foot of Thirtieth avenue. Those drowned In the ocean were Ceorge Garoia and Narciso Leyva. both IT years old. They had gone in swim ming together. , Rupert Hard'-. 14 years old, living with his mother at ."54 Thirtieth ave nue, was the victim at Baker's beach. He had been in swimming with other boys when he got beyond his depth and was carried out by the current. Garcia, living at 844 Vallejo street, and Leyva, of 40 John street, were ac companied in bathing by George and Karl T>evore. 16T5 Forty-eighth street, and Russell Rush. 1411 Stockton street. Garcia and Leyva ventured several yards farther out than the other young sters, when they were suddenly caught by a sweeping undertow and sucked heneath the surface. Earl Devore made heroic efforts to rescue his companions, but without avail. LIFE SAVKHV WORK FUTILE Captain Nelson of the Golden Gate life saving station and his men re sponded to a call, going to the beach in an automobile. Life savers with the aid of a line went Into the water, but no trace of the bodies was found. Later Captain Nelson had his men bring a life boat from the station and for two hours efforts were made to find the bodies by means of grab hooks. By a most unusual coincidence, young Garcia, since he left school last spring, had been working in the law offices of Drown. Leicester & Drown, 305 Montgomery street. Vincent Garcia, the father, is a jeweler. The boy Is survived also by a mother, two broth ers and five sisters. Since graduating earlier in the year at the Washington grammar school with honors, young Leyva had been employed as an apprentice at the Brode iron works, 37 Hawthorne street. The boys left home at 1 o'clock, say ing they were going for a car ride. They said nothings to their parents about their intentions of going into the surf. TAKES VICTIMS" <'I.OTHR* HOME Lore.v Mora, 1138 M tsou street, also was a member of the pert .v. but did not go Into the surf. When young j Mora realized that hie friends had been sw'jpr out to sea lie gathered ".p tne clothing of Garcia and Leyva and took j them to the parents of Hip boys. That ! wi, s the fir el the families heard of the < a' < ld»nt. Vouns Hardy's mother !s Mis. A. I ! 1!! rd.-. a widow. Ll'* savers from the Fort Point sift- j lion went to Bakws Beach some time j after tht drowning, but were unable] to find the body, a Mrong tide having j been running at the time. Garcia and Leyva were caught by the undertow at almost the same point where Peter Weniger, a liquor dealer, and John Hanley of Sutter and Scott streets were drowned several years ago. BRITONS' LAST 1915 WORD Hnjic We'll t ndrritand Canal Had Volhlug to Do With Staying Away LONDON. Aug. 4.— The Standard and the Chronicle in editorials today warm ly repudiated the Idea that the Pana ima canal tolls act had anything to do with Great Britain's decision not to participate in the Panama-Pacific ex position in San Francisco. The news papers gay they hope the American press will accept this assurance. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Delegate* From Every State, Canada, ' Mexico and Cuba Meet BOSTON, Aug. 3.—Delegates from councils In every state and territory cf j the United States and from all sections '■ of Canada. Mexico and Cuba arrived j here today to attend the thirty-first na- \ tlonal convention of the Supreme coun- ! ell of the Knights nf Columbus. WEST BOUND TRAINS LATE Heavy Rnlnn In Nevada Waah Out ' Southern Pirllc RENO. Nev.. Aug. 3.—Heavy rains \ four miles east of Sparks washed out | the Southern Pacific tracks. Railroad j officials amy westbound trains will be j •it-laved eight hours.. I SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY. AUGUST 4, 1913. SOCIETY LEADER IS KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO FIRST WIFE WAS CLARA BLOODGOOD Two Others Injured; Party ! Returning From an Affair Given by Vanderbilt LuNG BEACH, N. V., Aug. 3.— S. Os good Veil, a millionaire real e»tat< broker of N*w York city, with hi:-* chauffeur, whose name could not by learned, were killed at Long Be;icli crossing tonight when their automo- . bile was struck by an electric train. William Lainbeer and his wife of I Hempstead, whp were riding in the . Pell machine, were badly injured. Lainbeer, it was said, will not re- j cover. In a car following the one that was struck Mrs. Pell and a party of friends , were riding. .She was brought to Long Beach, where she was treated by physicians. The electric train struck the auto mobile with teriffic force, lifting the car into the air and bearing it along in front of it for 50 feet or more be fore the train could be stopped. From the wrecked automobile the bodies of Pell and his chauffeur were taken. Mr. Pell's body was terribly crushed. Mr. Lainbeer and Mrs. Lainbeer, who before her first marriage was Natalie Schenck, one of the most popular girls in New York and Newport society, j were hurled many feet in the air and landed headlong- it? the roadway be side the crossing. The condition of both Mr. and Mrs. Lainbeer tonight was so grave that friends were sent to bring their chil dren to the Long Beach hotel where they are being cared for. S. Osgood Pel] w as a member of an old New York family. He was a dar ing hunter and autoist and only re cently became an enthusiastic aeroist. He was well known in New York and Newport society and as a member of many clubs. William Lainbeer is a stock broker and prominent socially. His first wife wms Clara Bloodgood, the actress. She committed suicide in 1907. The pres ent Mrs. Lainbeer .formerly was mar ried to Charles Glen Collins, a captain in the British army, from whom she obtained a divorce. The party was returning from a din ner given at the Xassua hotel here by William K. Vanderbilt Jr. when the accident occurred. 29 Hurt to Save Child HAMMOND, Ind.. Aug. 3.—Twenty nine persons, all of Chicago, were in jured when Martin Roy, a chauffeur of the autobus in which they were riding, drove into a culvert to avoid running down a 4 year old girl here today. AUTO IS ENEMY OF CHURCH Knniaa Minister* Say People are More j Interested In Riding Than Religion MANHATTAN', Kani., Aug. Z.~Ac cording to reporU submitted to the state conference of pastors and teach ers, automobiles are responsible for putting 1,000 churches In this state out of commission. The reports say owners of cars are more interested in riding than in religion. LIGHTNING WRECKS PLANT Strikes Transformer and .Compressor of Utah Copper Company BINGHAM. Utan\, Aug. 3.—Fire caused by lightning resulted in the de struction this afternoon of the trans former and compressor plant of the Utah Copper company here. The plant was practically new. The loss Is esti mated at $100,000. No injuries were reported. CONGRESSMAN MILLER WED i Minnesota Solon Taken Bride at Los Aagclea Ceremony. LOS ANGELES. Aug. 3.—Congress man Clarence B- Miller of Duluth and" j Miss Gertrude V. Patttson of Wath | Ington, D. C, were married here yes j terday. Miss Pattison Is a niece of j George M. Sternberg, former surgeon general. LAST MAN TO BE HANGED I Electrocution to Supplant Rope In Keyatone State In Near Future ! PITSBURG, A us;. 3—Edward Exler. | convicted elayer of Lillian Schade. ! agred 12, will be the last man hanged jin this state. The new electrocution t law takes effect shortly after the date I set for his execution. k . I "An Independent \ NO DIAZ "VIVAS" HERE #+i Police Guard Has Little to Do j General Felix Diaz (at left) and his secretary, Jose Romero. I Below is a portrait of General Diaz in his uniform Demonstration Lacking for Latin Leader; Denies There's Anti-Yankee Sentiment in Mexico General Felix Diaz had no need for the two plain clothes men from the central police station who dogged the Mexican leader's tracks during his day In the open in San Francisco yesterday. There was not a single cry of "Muerto a Diaz" or a "Viva Diaz," for that matter, when the nephew of Por firio Diaz arrived with his party early in the morning. MILITANTS VARY ST. PAUL'S CHANT TO SUFFRAGE PLEA "Save Emmeline Pankhurst" Heard Above Singing of Litany; Forty Dis turbers Ejected LONDON, Aug". 3.—A party of 40 well dressed stiff ragettes interrupted the morning service at St. Paul's ca thedral today by chanting- a prayer in behalf of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst. Usher* ejected the women from the edifice after a scuffle in which several I chairs were upset. The disturbance took place during ] the singing of the litany. The women, •who had front seats in the center aisle, chanted loudly: "Save Emmeline Pankhurst. '"Spare her: spare her. "Give her light and set her free. "Save her: save her. "Hear us while we pray to thee." I Evidently the chant had been re- j hearsed. It was in tiie same tune the! choir had been singing. When the women began their chant | ! ushers rushed toward them from all ' ! parts of the cathedral, while numerous i ! members of the congregation remon- j ! etrated with the disturbers, telling j them to remember that they were in j , ...v. , .. _ . j church. j The suffragettes, however, repeated their chant three or four time?, each j time in a louder key. A majority of them finally were led j out quietly by the ushers, but a half dozen or so clung to their chairs and fought against ejectment. After registering at the Palace hotel, the party saw San Francisco under the guidance of A. Leon Grajeda, Mexican consul general, halted at the Cliff house for luncheon and did the ocean boulevard, Golden Gate park and most of the points of Interest before re turning to the hotel. General Diaz's first day in San Fran cisco contrasted with hi* a rival in Continued on Page 3, Column 5 THIRTEEN KILLED IN FANTIC RIOTS OVER A MOSQUE Demolition of Portion of Structure Started Trouble, j Natives Attempting to Re place Bricks of Edifice CALCUTTA, Aug. S.—The demolition ; of a portion of a mosque at Cawnpore j for street improvements, which had I caused indignation meetings to beheld in many parts of India and Burmah, led to serious rioting at Cawnpore to day. A procession of natives carrying ; black dags visited the mosque and j began replacing the' bricks of the partly j demolished edifi-Aj. j An attempt to disperse the gathering resulted in a conflict with the police, who fired a volley into the crowd, kill-; ing 13.persons and wounding 30. One policeman was shot and 40 others were injured. CHARLTON GOES TO ITALY! Accused Murderer of Wife Mum Stand Trial in Foreign l and NEW YORK. Aug. 3.—Porter Chart- I ton. charged with the murder of hie j wife in June. 1910. at"* Lake Como, Italy. | will be taken from the Hudson, X. J.. ' county jail on August 13 to stand trial! in Italy. DEER DODGES JOHN D.I NVACK. >.. V., Aug: 3.—A deer swam \ across the Hudson from thts place to Tarry town, the home of John D. Rocke feller, took one look at the place and swam back again. WEATHER FORECAST: Fair, with northwest wind. Growth of San Francisco The building contracts for the first months of this year exceed $18,500,000. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 401) PICKERS KILL DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND WOUND SHERIFF Strike for Higher Wages on Durst Ranch at Wheat land Ends in Bloodshed When the Sheriff's Posse Reaches Scene in Two Au tomobiles From Marys ville—Attempt to Arrest One of the Strikers Starts the Trouble and Shooting GOVERNOR JOHNSON ORDERS OUT TROOPS I. W. W. Agitators Reported to Be Ringleaders of Riot ers—Rancher and Two Women Are Among the Wounded —Dead and In jured Taken Away in Au tomobiles—Quiet Restored After Shocking Outbreak —Disperse in Ugly Mood Four Persons Are Killed Eight in Injured List i♦ * : ? THE DEAD i j Mstrlel Attorney K. T. Man- ] • vrell of A uJ»a county. i | 8. Keardnn. deputy »her iff. ■ » I ukmiwn nesrro h«p picker. • ' I'nknotvn Porto It lean hop | | nicker. | ? THE VS JIBED • I Sheriff Georsre H. Vosi. ahot in • ? lee: and bend, badly beaten. 4 | Xela Xelaon, wealthy farmer, • | arm ahot awny. • | Constable 1.. B. Anderson, \ | rlsrht arm nhattered by bullet*. * i E. Bradshaw, onlooker, ahot In \ | elbotr. i • Two unknown women, ahot and £ t badly Injured. • | Two unknown men. Injured. | j (Special IMsnntch to The Call) WHEATLAND. Aug. 3—ln a riot of | 400 hop pickers who had struck for ! higher wages four persons were j killed, including District Attorney E. T. Manwell, and Deputy Sheriff Fred | Riordan and three others were j wounded late this afternoon. Governor ' Johnson ordered out several companies j of militia, from Sacramento, Which W«f« j sent on their way immediately, al though the rioters quieted down in an j hour or two after the shooting. I The fray occurred on the Durst 5 ranch, a quarter of a mile outside the ! town. ] Sheriff George Voss and Constable ,O. B. Anderson were among those se ] rlously wounded. When 2.000 hop pickers went out on strike trouble began to threaten, and ! the Tuba county officials and several I leading citizens tried to pacify them * and prevent any hostilities. Angered ; at the prospective failure to grant their ! demands, the strikers opened fire, and when a volley of shots had been cx l changed it was' found that there had I been loss of life. j Cooler heads among the laborers j finally got the upper hand, and further ! trouble was avoided for the (fine | being, although the strikers are said | to be in an ugly mood. \I. Tl r . W. REPORTED LEADERS j It Is reported that I. W- W. members ' were leaders in the rioting. The trouble started when the Durst broth ers, who employed 400 hop picker* on their ranch, refused to concede to the employes' demands for increased pay. ! Durst and Constable Anderson at ! tended a meeting- of the strikers at j noon today and when Durst refused to 1 grant the increase the men became abusive. Constable Anderson tried to arrest one. He was set upon and ; beaten and his revolver taken away. The constable, then telephoned to Sheriff George H. Voss. Voss swore in a posse of 10 and ac , companied by District Attorney Man j well went to Wheatland in two auto mobiles. i Voss and four of his deputies ap proached the moh concentrated near j the ranch house. ; SHERIFF OPEXKD PA RUB* j The sheriff attempted to parley with j the men and urged them to cease the ! destruction of any property. it is reported that the ringleaders ! began to abuse the sheriff and he ; threatened arrest. Voss seized one j rran more violent than his fellows and I started to drag him to the automobile. His friends leaped upon the sheriff and j beat him unconscious. When th« other