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VOLUME CXI.—NO. 153.
220 KILLED IN
ATTACK ON TEPIC
Police Aid in Repelling Attack
of Guerrero and Two
j Thousand Men
T eoiar J on Garrison to Sur-
render Met/by Hail of
h- Cannon Balls
t Machine Guns Stop Charge and
y/Dead and Wounded Strew
jF/j /: 'tHe Field ;
F |"1 EPIC. M<*x., April 26 » Łby courier
;ST J 'to El Paso, Tex., April 30). —With
«§ --Ł ; 220 dead and more than this
Ł number wounded, many of whom
| were unable even to crawl from the
I **id of battle, a band of 2.000 rebels,
I under command of Manuel Guerrero,
I has been completely routed by the gar-
I rison of this city, i aided by the > police
| of the local commandery.
I The attack . began on ; "Wednesday,
*, April ■ 24, the rebels appearing in the
hjlls surrounding Tepic on the day
previous and demanding the surrender
or | the garrison, which was under com
mand of Colonel Martin Espinosa. This
. town has 15.500 inhabitants. The rebels
did not dare approach closer to the
• city than the rim of the low hills,
where they were plainly ~- visible and
whence they were driven twice by the '
.fire of a three pounder placed on the
roof of the local cuartel before thej
battle actually began. /
Message Answered by Cannon ;"
Wednesday afternoon Colonel Espi- I
nosa responded \o the messenger of the j
rebel chief by means of a cannon ball. |
* ■which landing on a fiat topped hill
killed three rebels and wounded two
others. At -3. o clock in the afternoon
I the rebels, leaving- their horses in the
jghills and crawling ,on their stomachs
v Across the plain, attacked Tepic from
the north, east and west. «-. . ■'■■'-
» In the garrison were 315 men of the
v pt^»rtfK, E?*rh ••''•♦ '-'•'.th CS»V
-<*ll dismounted, their horse? re-
(maining in the patio of the cuartel.
sAdded to these was a small body of 50
etate mounted police and 110 foot police
from the city's streets, a total of 475
(loyal federals. V,
j Scouts Report Rebels' Advance
j ":,' Colonel EBpinosa had stationed men
1 in scattered locations on the plain some
days previously, and as the rebels ap
proached these men waited as long as
their positions were tenable and then
returned to report the number and
armed strength of each of the three
bands of attacked approaching the
town. Then it wwW that the rebels
would enter, if possible, by the three
main roads which penetrate the heart
" of the capital, the? fourth, leading 1 - to
the south, being little more than a trail.
Putting a small giard at his last en
trance way, v = Colon* Espinosa sent a
third part of the state police, mounted j
on the best horses | town, to each of
the main roads to deceive- and return
the first fire of the rebels. . •* :
'*'•' hf , inosa stationed five buglers in the !
.towers of the cathedral with orders not j
l|to"/play until ordere< to do so by him
; f m and then to sound once the
|*'ftmigo AI Frente" and immediately
the "Fuego; F> ego! Fuego"' and
(hereafter to play '* the national hymn
Vt the* republic until ordered to cease. ;
Three Pounder Warns People
The steady fire of the three pounder.
Rooming cvr tho city like the notes of
X giant clock, gave first warning to the
,i of Tepic that the battte
] x a*» on in earnest, \ ' • *
y At 5 o'clock in the afternoon, just as
hhe coolness of the trojrdc evening began
lo ( settle over the sunburned valley, the
y>ugles in the cathedral : tower : shrilled
I'orth the call to battle. y The handful of
iiefenders prepared to i receive the on
slaught of the Guerrero horde?. '-. . ' '
jj It was not long in ; coming. Even as
|ne echoes of the first j bugle call died
3,-, to the sharper command to open fire
Bthree half hidden machine p;ns re
sponded with an opening rattle that
soon became a deafening purr The
rebels-began to ft 11 b.\ ones and twos,
• here and there, then by squads, as the
assailants rose from t fte furrows of
the fallow field to run forward 10 yards
. and then drop again into; the sheltering
[earth. ' . \ , *'■ •• \
\'A Despite the hail of destruction raging
In rough the ranks, the rebels < rushed j
fan, seemingly increasing in numbers,
I intll they were within 200 yards of the
fctone walls which hid the tn&chlne guns
and ; ; the waiting cavalry, trhen ; for one
Ibrlef instant the song of thfc rapid firers
[.-eased, and cavalry, sabres nn.) carbines
l&neathed, but with . revolvers in each j
Viand, charged forth into the oncoming'
Horde.' -v.- - ■■.-■'> Vj • • ■
(I<J* took the ebeis by surprise and the \
crackling revolvers did the** work well
and many a rebel fell. Then the
mounted police cut their way to the sec
ond line, where they turned, and amid
ft whistling hail of Millets. rode- for
Łheir lives to the cove* of the walls.
--j t. „ r pbels, thinking the force of 1 the
I a had retreated into the curate!,
KSŁa'aftbf, custom of garrisons under
'•.hV-Dl'ar regime, followedVin A. headlong
f e One hundred yards i y gained,
'AT~ xr> mnr« and then frof -.machine
■ f ______ ■ » ■ * — i
1: continued on rage 4, vj»l. 9 k \
THE San Francisco CALL
Tiny Man Carried
To Court in Arms
Of Massive Bride
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. April 30.—Nine
teen year old Teresa Marcus
who admits weighing -60 pounds
and looks 300, tucked her US
pound husband, Leo, under her
arm today and carried him,
squirming and protesting, to the
New Jersey avenue police court,
The wretched little man beside
her quailed and cast a supplicat
ing glance at the magistrate.
"Can I speak, judge?" he
The court nodded.
"Well, the whole trouble is
that I've been trying to get my
vr'ue to reduce her weight. She
promised me she would when we
got married, and I've done all in
my power to help her."
"Last Saturday he slapped me
in the face 'cause he said I was
'not doin' right,"' interrupted
the weighty bride.
"You're a brave man,'' said the
court; "but I wouldn't advise
you to fly in the face of provi
dence again. Go home with
your wife and see if you can
parch up your differences."
Allen C. Rush Authorized to
Build Structure Joining This
City and Oakland
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, April 80.—A bill au
thorizing Allen C. Rush to construct
a suspension bridge across San Fran
cisco bay to connect the cities of Oak
land and San Francisco was passed
without objection by the senate today.
Right of way across the Presidio and
Terba Buena also is granted by the
II . "h- pr*.j.. m i-> b* ur.der the
supervision of the secretary of war.
Plans Approved Here
About a year ago Allan C. Rush, a
civil engineer of Los Angeles, ap
peared in San Francisco with a plan
to build a gigantic suspension bridge
across the bay from this city to Oak
land. He first put his project before
the local merchants' association, and
the Oakland Merchants' exchange.
claiming that he had two patents for
constructing the bridge, one that would
obviate the swaying and the other to
meet the dangers of storm or earth
So strongly did his plan appeal to the
two merchants' associations that they
immediately took up the matter with
the government. As a result, Colonel
Biddle, ranking officer of the engineer
ing corps in this state, was detailed
through the war department to make an
official investigation into the character
of the' interests behind the project, the
feasibility of the plan and the cost and
revenues im.ident to the undertaking.
He has been busy since on the idea,
and has reported to the secretary of
war, with the results that, through the
aid of Senators Perkins and Works,
the above bill was passed by the sen
Rush's plans involve the expendi
ture of approximately $20,000,000, on
which hp claimed, at the time he
started the ball rolling, that over 6
per cent would be realized on the
bonds to be issued to construct the
The plans call for the building of
eight concrete piers, 30 feet in diame
ter, one on the San Francisco shore,
four in the bay, two on Yerba Buena
island and one on the Oakland side.
From these piers, suspended from 10
steel cables 20 inches in diameter,
would be hung the floor of the bridge,
150' feet above the water level. The
bridge, according to the first plans,
would be over four miles long, includ
ing four spans and the two approaches.
When completed, the bridge would
provide for about a dozen street rail
way and steam tracks, together with
roadways for other traffic, and pedes
trian walks. There also would be pro
visions for electric power lines, cable
lines, telephone and telegraph lines,
and any other form of connection be
tween the two terminal cities.
Rush's idea was to give San Fran
cisco and Oakland each a third own
ership in the bridge for terminal space,
the other third going to the backers
of the project. It was estimated that
two blocks would be necessary in this
city and the one across the bay.
NEGRO EXTENDS A BID
TO OWN NECKTIE PARTY
Slayer of Warden Invites Vis
itor to His Hanging
LINCOLN, Neb., April 30— Albert
Prince, a negro convict, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree this
morning. Prince stabbed Deputy War
den Albert Davis at the state peniten
tiary on February 11. Prince calmly
invited one of the spectators to atkend
the hanging, saying: "You had better
come down to the little necktie party
we are going to have at the home.'
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SAN FKAXCISCQ, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912.
CAN SHE MAKE A RAISIN PIE
Quick as Miss Bates Made 'Em Fly?
HERE ARE THE PEOPLE TO BLAME IF YOU WERE OVERLOOKED YESTERDAY.
Mayor Rolph, Blanche Bates and Pitcher "Lefty" Taylor of the Seals in characteristic throwing positions during the fusillade of raisins that descended
on a crowd of 20,000 persons in front of The Call office yesterday afternoon.
CAR WRECKS AUTO;
2 WOMEN MAY DIE
Machine Skids in Path of Trol*
ley; Thrown to Sidewalk
Two women were fatally injured at
11:45 o'clock last night, when an auto
mobile in which they were riding
crashed into a Fillmore street car at
the corner of McAllister street.
MISS MERITA SMITH, Court hotel;
suffering from a fractured skull and
MRS. EVA HAMMEM.. Court hotel;
suffering: from a fractured skull.
Neither is expected to live until
Miss Amy Fitzgerald, and .Rexford
Gilbert, who was driving the machine,
escaped without injury. Both, how
ever, are suffering from shock. Miss
Fitzgerald resides at the Matabelle
apartments. Bush and Stockton streets.
Gilbert is connected with the Pacific
Coast Motor Car company of Los An
geles. He has been living at the Ar
The party were returning from a ride
to San Mateo. They had driven through
the park and were going down McAllis
ter street. As they n» Fillmore on
the McAllister str« •** grade the machine
skidded on th«» wet pavement and the
driver lost control.
A southbound Fillmore street car
which was speeding across the crossing
crashed Into the side of the automo
bile, throwing it several feet on
to the sidewalk at the southwest cor
ner. The machine was completely de
All four members of the party were
thrown out on the pavement. Mrs.
Hammell and Miss Smith falling upon
their heads, while Miss Fitzgerald, who
was covered over with a blanket to
keep off the rain, fell upon her side
ahd escaped injury.
K. E. Bayer, a driver for a taxicab
company, took the Injured to the
central emergency hospital. They are
under the care of Dr. E. E. L«ewis.
CHINESE MEETS DEATH
THAT HE PREDICTED
Lunch Counter Employe Is Shot
ORDAND. April 30.—Moon, a Chinese
employed at a lunch counter met the
death that he expected for two months,
when he was shot and instantly killed
tonight. T t is reported that his death
I is the result of tt»« ton* ws*.
If She Can the Newluweds Will Live
High for Many Days
"HI never forget Raisin day as long as I live."
So said Blanche Bates yesterday afternoon when the last package of lus
cious fruit had been thrown into the midst of the great throng that surrounded
the raisin platform in front of The Call office at Third and Market streets.
There are at least 20,000 persons who will agree with her, for never has
60 DROWNED WHEN
STEAMER HITS MINE
Texas Explodes Submarine
Plant in Harbor of Smyrna
SMYRNA, April 30.—The steamer
Texas struck a mine at the entrance
to the gulf of Smyrna today and sank.
Sixty persons on board were drowned.
The Texas was flying the Turkish
flag and was engaged in carrying mail
from Constantinople to the Levant.
The Texas was not an American ves
sel, but part of the fleet of a. local
concern trading under the name of the
Archipelago American Steamship com
Ninety of the 156 on board were
rescued. .Several were injured. It is
alleged that the disaster was due to
the Texas deviating from the course in
dicated by the pilot boat preceding it
through the mine field.
The gulf of Smyrna is one of the
finest harbors in the Mediterranean,
and Smyrna itself is the principal sea
port of Asiatic Turkey. The entrance
was extensively mined recently by the
Turkish authorities to protect the port
against an attack by the Italian fleet.
The Texas was a vessel of 261 tons net
register, built at Newcastle, Eng., In
1888. It was at first called the
then rechristened the Marguerite and
finally the Texas.
MEDICAL STUDENTS SEE
MAN CHOKE TO DEATH
Youths Prove Helpless to Ren-
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. April 30.—Four medical
students from Bellevue hospital watched
a man choke to death in a Third avenue
restaurant today, being apparently un
able to devise any means to aid him.
It was midday, and the restaurant,
frequented by the hospital students and
internes, was crowded when the victim,
James E. O'Brien, a real estate man,
fell to the floor in convulsions. A large
piece of steak had lodged In his .gullet.
While the man slowly strangled, the
students, in spite of the entreaties of
the |ther customers, looked helplessly
on until __ struggle- ce__<_ *
distribution of the raisin packages.
Ten thousand men and women car
ried away with them the packets of
California grown dainties, but an equal
or greater number went away dis
appointed, for the crates, big as they
were, did not contain half enough to
Raisin day! Who can forget it that
took part yesterday in the joyous,
scramble of the monster crowd that
packed Market street from building
wall to building wall? Who that saw
it can forget those violent eddies of
humanity wherever one of the pack
ages fell into the crowd, or those
madly waving hands in every direc
tion? Who can forget those wonder
ful curves thrown by Mayor Rolph,
Miss Bates, the pretty girls* of the
latter's company and the stars of the
San Francisco baseball team?
Raisin day! No longer will it be
remembered in San Francisco as a
mere occasion for the boosting of a
famed California product. It has be
come a festival—another of those pic
turesque incidents In the yearly life of
a city known the world over for the
"different way" it has of doing things.
A new custom was born yesterday and
a new memory will cling hereafter to
the great open triangle at the junction
of Third, Kearny, Geary and Market
streets, where the heart of San Fran
It was a perfect day and a typical San
Francisco throng. Twenty thousand
men, women and children jostled and
fought for the possession of the raisins
distributed by The Call, but they fought
laughingly and without anger. It was
a solid mass of humanity, that covered
acres, yet not a soul was hurt. A few
hats may have been damaged in the
friendly struggle, several hundred cel
lars undoubtedly were wilted, poaaibly
a few toes were stepped on, but not a
temper was sprained.
"It is wonderful," Mayor Rolph de
clared. "These are San Franciscans.
There isn't another city in the world
where a thing like this could happen."
The mayor, bareheaded and dusty,
was wiping the perspiration from his
face, for the last package of raisins
had been thrown in the direction of
outstretched hands, and he had not
stopped for a moment from the time
the first box was opened. Blanche
Bates, flushed and excited, was at his
.. _e_tt__e_«_ P__- _» C*U 3 ___,'
f \ THE WEATHER
YESTERDAY —Highest temperature, 60;
lowest Monday jpght, 50.
yfb&ECAgLfF&R TODAY—Cloudy, with
*" ~ mkiiTKtto/'lmsk to high southerly winds.
For Detail* of th« Weather See Page 15
State Department Knows Noth*
ing Regarding Opposition to
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, April 30.—The report
cabled from London that the
government is not giving a sympathetic
reception to the invitation to partici
pate in the .Panama-Pacific exposition,
and that American action with regard
to the Jewish passport question has
something to do with this action, is new
!to the state department.
i One of the high officials of the state
department informed The Call corre
spondent today that no word had come
from Russia that would indicate that
the government of that nation is not
giving respectful consideration to the
"It is hard to believe," said this offi
cial, "that Russia would send an intima
tion to London that the commission
bearing a letter of authority from the
president of the United States would
not be welcome at St. Petersburg. If
any such intimation were to be given,
it would probably come, in a more dip
lomatic way, than Russia's ambassador
to the secretary of state. No such
intimation has come so far.
"In the passport matter, President
Taft worded his notice of the abroga
tion of the treaty in the most diplo
matic way. Russia had previously in
timated that she would not object to
the abrogation of the treaty. It is
difficult to believe, therefore, that Rus
sia has been nursing resentment, and is
now taking this roundabout method of
expressing her displeasure.
"With respect to all matters affect
ing the Panama canal, Russia has been
friendly to the United States. With
all the leading nations of the world
taking part in the exposition, it would
seem rather ungracious for Russia to
hold aloof. Merely from a commer
cial standpoint such action would
INQUIRY TO BE MADE
INTO CAMPAIGN FUNDS
Senate Committee Will Conduct
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, April 30.—The senate
committee on privileges and elections
is to make an investigation of the
campaign funds of 1904 and 190$. The
senate committee has announced that
it will begin its investigation in a few
weeks and that it intends to probe the
w_ola "c-apaigu contribution _oa_«__,"
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Latest Incomplete Statewide*
Returns Give the President
45,239 and T. R. 43,836
BOSTON IS CARRIED BY
EXECUTIVE BY 631 VOTES
In Democratic Battle Massachu-
setts Favors Clark Over /
Wilson by Two to One
REPUBLICAN RAIN OF
BALLOTS PROVES HEAVY
BOSTON. April 30.—Returns la the
presidential primaries today from 711
out of 1,080 election precincts give:
La Follette, 1,130t Roosevelt, 43.-S3B:
Delegates at large— Baxter (heading
Rooaevelt group >, 45,441; Crane (head
ing Tnft group*, 40.030.
BOSTON, April SO.—The struggle
for the control of the Massa
chusetts delegation to the repub
lican convention in Chicago be
tween President Taft and Colonel
Roosevelt was so close today that at
midnight, with half the state tabulated,
the two aspirants for nomination
were running neck and neck for presi
dential preference, while incomplete
returns showed that they had also an
equal division of the district delegates.
Taft Witfi Slight Lead
' i the preferential vote, returns
from half the state gave Presidenc
Taft 30,035, Colonel Roosevelt 29,894.
On the other hand. Dexter, who headed
the Roosevelt group of candidates, had
30.534 to 26.349 for Senator Crane, who
led the Taft group.
Returns from the district* ihowed
Taft to be ahead in the first, second,
third, eighth, Tenth, Eleventh and
thirteenth, while the Roosevelt dele
gates led in the fourth, fifth, sixth,
seventh, ninth, twelfth and fourteenth
The closeness of the fight In the re
publican ranks overshadowed the con
test in the democratic. Returns from
half the state gave Speaker Clark 10,
--706, Governor Wilson 8,559.
Of the delegates at large, Coughlin,
who was pledged to Governor Foss,
polled 18,419, while George Fred Wil
liams received 6,426 votes in the same
The La Follette vote had failed to
reach four figures at midnight.
The Taft leaders seemed sure of car
rying the first district, and actually
won the eleventh, consisting of a num
ber of the wards in the Back Bay sec
President Carries Boston
President Taft carried Boston by
about 631 vote*, but the eastern towns,
including many in the Cape Cod and
Plymouth districts, lined up strongly
for Roosevelt, while the central portion
was evenly split.
The total vote for the two candidates
was about 50 per cent of that polled
by the republican candidate for gov
ernor last November.
Complete returns from the city 40
Boston give: '
La Follette, 240.
Delegates at large i
Baxter, heading Roosevelt group,
Crane, heading Taft group. 10,07*.
Delegates at large:
Coughlin, pledged to Foss. 13,339.
fl illlams, for primary
New Hampshire for Taft
CONCORD, N. H.. April 30.—The state
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ly (by special delivery letter) certificate and
assignment of rights, ear-h signed in blank.
At The same time wire or phon» ,qs and w«
will give yon quotations. Wo tvill also buy
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Copper and many others.
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