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ADRIANOPLE MAY
FALL AS RESULT
OF BOMBARDMENT
King Nicholas Starts For
Scutari to Take Charge
of Montenegrin Forces
There Engaged
GENERAL ACTIVITY
IN CHIEF COMMAND
Great Britain and Germany
Intimate Turkey Has Made
Enough Concessions
Epirus. the Greek troops under the
command of Crown Prince Constantine
have great hopes of breaking down the
Turkish defense.
The Servian armies alone of the Bal
kan allies have completed their cam
paign and have now placed many of
their troops at the disposal of their
comrades in the field. Some, however,
must be kept in Albania, where a ris
ing against the invaders has been
organised.
It is declared that the Albanians,
with 80.000 rifles under the command of
Austrian officers, are taking the field,
and it is rumored that they have
fought a battle at Dibre, where the
Servians lost heavily.
ALBAMAXS ARE IRRITATED
The Albanians are said to be great
ly irritated by the wholesale arrests
of those suspected of being Interested
in the provisional government.
"While the possible renewal of the
war may put a strain upon the co
operation of the European powers, they
have thus far worked in harmony and
the departure of Prince Hohenlohe-
Waldenburg-Schillingsfuersts from Vi
enna witb an autograph letter from
Emperor Francis Joseph to Emperor
Nicholas of Russia, gives additional
hope that they will do so until the end.
The Turkish government, like that
of Bulgaria, will not allow newepaper
correspondents within twenty miles of
the lines.
Germans Favor Turkey
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. B.—The
outcome of the representations made
by the British and German ministers
at the Bulgarian capital was awaited
here today. Although the armistice
was scheduled to end at 7 o'clock this
evening , . Ottoman officials had not yet
lost hope that a resumption of hostili
ties would be avoided.
The German communication declared
that she considered the new Turkish
proposals as adequate, while both
Great liritsin end Germany intimated
that intractability on the part of the
Balkan nations was not approved by
the powers.
KIHniSH CAVILRVS DEM AMI
The Kurdish cavalry stationed in the
Asiatic section ot Constantinople and
In the Great Selimye barracks today
made a formal demand for the pxeou
tion of the murderers of Nazim Pasha.
The men refused to obey the war
minister's command to return to tbeir
home.
Shukri Pasha, Turkish commander
at Andrianople, has caused an inquiry to
be made into the circumstances of
Xazim's death and has announced his
Intention of corning to Constantinople
after the conclusion of the war to
avenge the murder of his friend. He
has aiso gathered information about
a large number of officers whom he ex
pects to punish for the murder.
Diplomatic Indiscretion %
BUCHAREST, Roumania, Feb. 3. —A
diplomatic indiscretion has revealed the
content? of the protocol between Rou
mania and Bulgaria recently signed at
Londno. Roumania claims the frontier
between Turtuksi, on the Danube. 28
miles to the west of Silistrla and Bal
tjik on the Black sea, while Bulgaria
offers only the frontier beginning at
Silistria. and excluding that town, but
including its surroundings, descending
in a straight line to the east of Do
britch as far as Baltjik.
Thus, while Roumania lays claim to
Turtuksi, Silistrla. Dobrltch, Kavarna
and Baltjik, Bulgaria offers only Ka
varna. lying to the east of Baltjik
near the seacoast.
FORTIFICATION BOARD
BACK FROM GUANTANAMO
Army and \avy Officers on Detail "Will
Prepare Report for Secretary
of War Stinison
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. C—Army
and navy officers who went to Cuba to
gather data to be used in devising a
plan for the fortification of the Guan
tanamo naval station as an outpost of
the Panama canal returned today on
the presidential yacht Mayflower.
The officers, who will now prepare a
report to be submitted to Secretary of
"War Stimson. are Hear Admiral Hugo
Osterhaus, Captain William R. Shoe
jnaker and Surgeon General C. F. J
Stokes of the navy; Major General W.
W, Wotherspoon, assistant chief of
staff of the army; Brigadier General
"William Crozler, president of the army
war college; Colonel Edward Burr and
Colonel E. E. Winslow of the army en
gineers and Major William Chamber
lain and Captain Charles E. Kilbourne
of the coast artillery corps.
The work of the board was confined
to an inspection of the large tract of
land in the rear of the existing naval
station, arrangements for the acquis
ition of which are now being com
pleted.
WILL PROBE "BABY FARMS"
Los Angelea to Investigate Traffic In
Infanta
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3.—The alleged
buying and selling of infants in Los
Angeles county and the conduct of
"baby farms" in general will be inves
tigated by a committee appointed today
by the county supervisors.
The committee consists of Dr. E. O.
Sawyer, county health officer; Dr.
Charles !T. Whitman, superintendent of
the county hospital, and Byron Hanna,
deputy district attorney.
Doctor Sawyer repeated charges he
male last Saturday that "baby farms"
rear Los Angeles were crowded with
babies poorly clad and fed who were
used as a means of obtaining charitable
contributions from the kind hearted.
.«.
Parolrd Man Gdee Beek —Detective
M< Grayan yesterday arrested John D
Skinner and will return him to Folsom
penitentiary for violating h!s parole.
ilcGrayari found Skinner with well
known thieves.
■ ■■ m
Forcee Burglary Trtnl —Robert Wag
ier was h<*ld to answer on a-burglary
charge by Police Judge yester
day. Wagner Saturday entered the
home of M. Lader in Tehama street. J
DR. HILGARD, 80
INCURS BROKEN
BONE IN FALL
Prof. E. W. HilgarJ.
U. of C. Savant Fails to
Rally From Accident of
Last Friday
BERKELEY, Feb. 3.—On account of
his advanced age. friends fear Dr. Eu
gene Waldemar Hilgard, professor em
eritus of agriculture and former dean
of the college of agriculture of the Uni
versity of California, will not recover
from the effects of a fall, in which he
incurred a fracture of the right shoul
der, and sever contusions of the hip,
and shock. He is SO years old.
Doctor Hilgard was injured last Fri
day while attending a meeting at the
university. He slipped on steps lead
ing to the platform at Harmon gym- !
nasium and fell backward. He was
picked up by Prof. R. H. Loughrldge,
his old time associate in the college,
and Farnham P. Griffiths, private sec
retary to President Wheeler. They
took the aged educator to his home,
2728 Bancroft way, and for two days
it was believed he was not dangerously
hurt.
His condition failing:, an X-ray was
taken, which revealed the fracture of
the shoulder.
Doctor Hilgard is one of the most
eminent agriculturists of America. Be
fore coming to the University of Cali
fornia he was a federal scientist, one
of his notable works being In con
nection with the shoaling of the Mis
sissippi river.
The study he made of the delta lands,
where mudlumps rising from the bed
of the river shoal the navigable chan
nel, is still authoritative; and It was
recently pointed out that the present
tnudlumps. which are being removed,
were predicted 40 years ago by Hil
gard, who based his theory on a geo
logical study of the channel and delta.
He is a member of several learned so
cieties in the United States and Europe,
and is the author of two works on
soils which are standard textbooks and
were the beginning of a literature in
this phase of science.
ACTRESS TO BE CHIEF
WITNESS IN FRAUD CASE
Mlse Helen C. Myers, Known on the
Stage mm Helen CareiT, Will Tee
tify for the Government
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3.—When the case
of Gtorge P. and Clarence P. Bowers,
father and son, of Miami, Fla.. charged
with fraudulent use of the mails, comes
up for trial in the federal court in Los
Angeles. Miss Helen C. Myers, an actress
known professionally as Helen Carew,
who deserted the stage for a while to
act as secretary in the Bowers concern,
will appear as chief witness for the
government, according to a statement
of federaJ officials today.
March 3 was the date set for plead
ing. Miss Myers, who was indicted with
the men, also will plead at that time.
The government charges that the two
Bowers had used the mails to sell stock
in an alleged "bananaless" banana* plan
tation in Mexico.
WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF
FOR LOVE OF HUSBAND
Mrs. Bertha Harlinugh Found Dead ta
Bed by Side of Spouse
(SpefliH nispntrh to The rain
CHICO, Feb. 3.—When "Doc" Har
baugh of Oroville awoke this morning
he found his wife, Bertha, dead by his
side.
She had shot herself through the
head and the husband knew nothing of
the affair. A pistol was firmly gripped
in her hand, and a note beneath the
pillow declared she had killed herself
for the love of her husband. She willed
al her money to hlro.
Mrs. Harbaugh recently fell heir to
an estate in Sweden valued at $18,000,
mostly in coin. Soon afterward she
began suit for divorce and Friday was
arrested for disturbing the peace and
paid a fine. Coroner Wallace left this
evening for Oroville.
MARTIAL LAW SUPPORTED
U. S. Supreme Court Refuses to Set
Anlde Military Sentence
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 3.—The
supreme court declined today to inter
fere with the martial law ordered by
Governor Glasscock in the Cabin Creek
coal district of West Virginia, where
trauble arose from a strike. A negro
complained that the governor was
without authority to place the district
under martial law and applied to the
court to overrule his sentence of five
years in the penitentiary by a military
commission.
•— .
NO MILKMAIDS AT VASSAR
College Girls Rejoice That Machine
Permits Them to Sleep Longer
(Special Dinpatcii to Jhe Call)
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., Feb. 3.— :
Vassar college girls were relieved to
learn today that no longer will they be '
required to rise at dawn and "a-milk
ing go." A company has asked per- I
mission to install one of its milk-while,
you-wait machines in the Vassar stable.
ANARCHIST PLOT IS BARED
rrufessor of Barcelona Modern School
and Tv»o Others Jailed
CERBERE, France, Feb. 3—An an
archist plot has been discovered iii
Huelva, Spain. Prof. Franco Sanchez
of the Barcelona modern school, Emil
iano Barral and Antonio Oliveria, the
latter two well known anarchists, bave
been arrested.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
WIFE OF CLUBMAN
DEMANDS VOTE OF
SUPREME COURT
Mrs. Mackenzie Gordon Is
Fighting Fight of Ameri
can Women With For
eign Husbands
Continue* Froiw Pnsre 1
crime to marry a foreigner, and if that
act constitutes a crime in America I
am perfectly willing to have my Ber-
tillion measurements placed in every
rogues , gallery in the world."
"Thank you, dear," said the Bohe
mian club favorite, who was present
when his wife gave voice to the above
sentiment.
"I filed this petition with the su
preme court," continued Mrs. Gordon,
"because I know that there are thou
sands of women in California who, be
cause they are married to men of other
countries, who for reasons of senti
ment or loyalty to their native heaths
have failed or refused to take out nat
uralization papers, are deprived of the
right to vote.
FIGHTING FOR OTHER WOMEX
"If the supreme court grants my pe
tition, and my attorney, Milton T.
U'Ren. believes it will, it will be a
great victory for the women of Cal
ifornia and other states where women
have won the right of suffrage. Some
woman had to take the initiative in
this final move for equal rights for
American born women and I, perhaps,
can better afford to stand the cost
than many who are in the same posi
tion."
"By George!" said Mrs. Gordons
husband, "if I had known that you
were going to have all this trouble in
securing the right to vote I would
have stayed in that line for 10 days
instead of 10 hours in order to obtain
my papers."
In her petition Mrs. Gordon stated
that she was born in Redwood City j
November 3, 1885, and ever since had
been a resident of California; that on
August 14, 1909, she was married to
Gordon Mackenzie (which by the way
is Mackenzie Gordon's real, legal name,
although the transposed name is better
known to the public because of the
fact that he always assumed it when
appearing in public entertainments),
a subject of the kingdom of Great
Britain; that on January 22. 1913, she
applied to the election commission to
be registered as a voter, stating that
she was qualified and willing to taEe
oath to that effect; that the commis
sioners wholly and absolutely refused
to register her, giving and assigning
as the sole reason for their refusal
that she was an American woman
married to a foreigner and therefore
barred from the right of registration
by virtue of the provisions of an act
of congress entitled, "An-Act in Refer
ence to the Expatriation of Citizens
and Their Protection Abroad."
UXCOXSTITCTIOXAL, SHE IXSISTS
Mrs. Gordon stated in her petition
that she believed that that act, in so
far as its provisions relate to women
born In the United States, is unconsti
tutional and contrary to section one
of the fourteenth amendment to the
constitution of the United States.
The petitioner eaid that her applica
tion for a writ of mandate was made
to the supreme court instead of the
superior court or district court of ap
peal because the supreme court was
the only tribunal which could hear
and finally determine the application
within the time n-eeessary to protect
her right to suffrage.
Attorney Milton U'Ren also filed a
document containing points and
authorities tending to show that the
weight of American authority supports
the arguments made by Mrs. Gordon.
While the hearing of the petition is
pending Mr. Gordon will get busy with
the mails between here and Arizona in
an effort to reopen the application he
made for naturalization papers in that
state 10 years ago.
STATE CORPORATIONS PAY
Treasurer's Office Is Overwhelmed by
« Millions; Delinquencies Small
(Special Dlireatch to Tbr Call)
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 8 The time
limit for collection of the second in
stallment of state corporation taxes
does not expire until midnight, but
State Treasurer Roberts estimated to
night that about $4,925,000 of the sec
ond installment had been received. The
total taxfs owing from the 19.000 odd
corporations In the state aggregate
$10,500,000, which would mean about
$5,250,000 for each installment. On this
basis the delinquencies for the second
installment would be $225,000. All the
big corporations, such as railroads and
power companies, have paid. The etate
treasurer's office was so overwhelmed
by the multitudinous payments made
today that nothing definite could be
given out.
CLOSED SEASONS URGED
John Burroughs and Ernest Thompson
Seton fn Washington, D. C.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3.—John Bur
roughs and Ernest Thompson Seton,
naturalists, are in Washington to urge
congress to enact legislation designed
to preserve bird life in the United States.
A bill which would extend national
protection to migratory birds all over
the country and provide for closed
game seasons is now before each house
or congress.
TONIGHT! TAKE A
"CASCARET" SURE
No Headache, Sour Stomach,
Biliousness or Constipation
by morning
Turn the rascals out — the head
ache, the biliousness, the indiges
tion, the sick, sour stomach and foul
gases—turn them out tonight and
keep them out with Cascarets.
Millions of men and women take a
Caecaret now and then and never
know the misery caused by a lazy
Liver, clogged bowels or an upset
stomach.
Don't put in.another da-y of distress.
Let Cascarets cleanse and regulate your
stomach; remove the sour, undigested
and fermenting food and that misery
making gas; take the excess bile from
your liver and carry out of the system
all the constipated waste matter and
poison in the intestines and bowels.
Then you will feel great.
A Cascaret tonight will surely
straighten you out by morning. They
work while you sleep. A 10-cent box
from any drug stors means a clear
head, sweet stomach and clean, htalthy
liver and bowel action for months.
Children love to take Cascarets be
cause they taste good—never gripe or
sicken.
Colony Branded as Ulcer
Reno Crusaders Begin War
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Call)
REVO, Feb. 3.—Branding the
divorce Tolony a festering ulcer,
Mrs. F. o. Norton, one of the
leaders In the orusade for a new
divorce law, addressed a largely
attended mass meeting; In the
high school building this after
noon.
There were n number of
speakers, both men and women,
incluiline; prominent attorney*.
who combated tbe argument of
the dollar with statement* that
the morals of the youth of Ne
vada and the aanetlty of the
home were In the balance.
Two seta of resolution*! were
passed, one by the mnln rnani
meetlnjp and one In a meeting; of
mothers' clubs following. Hun
dred* signified their Intention of
B«luK to Carson City thin week
to urye the adoption of a 13
months' residence clause.
TWO SOUGHT BY PARENTS
ARE JAILED AS ROBBERS
Two Trunks, Seven Suitcases
and Two Portmanteaus
Filled With-Jewels
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3.—Complying
with the request of anxious parents in
Houston, Tex., who believed them to be
lost, the police here today found H. K.
Ward and his younger brother, Wil
liam, also two trunks, seven suitcases
and two portmanteaus filled with jew
elry worth many thousands of dollars,
which, the police say, the boys con
fessed having stolen.
The jewelry is said to be the loot of
more than 50 robberies committed in
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake
and San Diego. The boys are believed
to be members of a robber gang that
has been operating for months on the
coast, and the police notified the au
thorities of various cities of the cap
ture.
H. K. Ward, the elder of the two
prisoners, is 24 years of age. William
is 22. Several days ago the police re
ceived a letter from their father asking
that a search be made for them.
This letter was similar to others sent
to the police elsewhere. It contained
full descriptions of the two young men,
and detectives, after a brief search,
found them in an East Side lodging
house today.
• Part of the Jewelry was recognized
ac having been stolen in several rob
beries committed In San Diego, and an
officer from that city wired this after
noon that he was on his way here to
Investigate.
REJECTED SUITOR SLAYER
Girl Killed by Sweetheart Falls Into
lather's Arms
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark* Feb. 3.—Be
cause she refused to marry him, Omer
Davis, 18 years old, shot and killed
Miss Nellie Mony.hu, 22, today at her
home in Washington county and then
tried to end his own life. The girl
was shot through the heart and fell
into the arm* of her father. Davis in
flicted a flesh wound in his scalp
flicted a flesh wound In his scalp,
merely.
Announcement
The Prudential Loan Society announces that on or about February 15, 1913, it will open its San
Francisco office at 246-248 Phelan Building.
The Prudential Loan Society is a million dollar corrective loan society, operating in San Francisco,
Oakland and Sacramento, and loaning on diamonds, jewelry, watches and other acceptable security at
from one to two per cent per month.
The officers of the company are men well known in this community. They are:
President Isaac P. Allen Manager Canton Bank.
Vice President William J. Conroy Pac. Coast M'gr. Hungerford Brass and Copper Co.
Secretary Charles W. Edgcumbe President Cypress Lawn Cremation Co.
Treasurer John C. Wunder President German Lutheran Church, San Francisco.
Attorney Edmund Tauszky Attorney for Associated Oil Co.
M'gr. Loan Offices... Max Morgen Jeweler, Market Street. .
The Pierce-Kennedy Company, 401 First National Bank Building, have the exclusive agency for
sale of stock. There are certain facts connected with an, investment in the stock of this company which it
will pay you to consider carefully. They are:
First—We are capitalized for $1,000,000, divided into 1,000,000 shares of the par value of $1 each, 500,000 is 8
per cent preferred stock and 500,000 is common stock. With this capital we can dominate conditions in northern Cal
ifornia. I
Second—There are ten thousand borrowers to every lender on the Pacific coast.
Third —From the earliest history of civilization, the loaning of money has been the most profitable business engaged in
by mankind.
Fourth— Railroad, industrial, real estate and other bonds or stocks fluctuate with a rising or falling market, with an
enhancing or deteriorating property, but gold is gold, silver is silver, and a diamond a diamond the world over.
Fifth —In this business there are no expensive factories to build, no machinery to buy, no inventions to perfect, no ex
tensive patent rights to be acquired, not to be infringed upon or improved upon, no holes to be dug in the ground with pos
sible fruitless results, no perishable goods to spoil, no real estate to depreciate in value and no dull seasons. As long as
there are people it goes on.
Sixth —In no other field of investment is the safety of the capital employed, so absolute as loans upon diamonds,
gold and silver. The Prudential Loan Society loans 50 per cent of the appraised value, while these loans are passed
upon by the best appraisers on the Pacific coast, under surety bond. Every dollar loaned by the Prudential Loan
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Similar companies organized in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities have proven wonderful successes, in
that they have relieved loan conditions, and been such financial successes that it is practically impossible to secure stock in
any of them. •
The Provident Pledge Corporation, recently organized by the Pierce-Kennedy Company, and operating in Los An
geles has proven a wonderful success, not only from the standpoint of good accomplished, but, though it only began loaning
money on July 5 last, is already on a dividend paying basis.
The Prudential Loan Society with the larger field of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento should do even better.
There are special reasons why you should make an investigation and investment at this time. It is most decidedly to
your advantage that you act at once. Let us tell you why.
Address all communications to the Pierce-Kennedy Company, 401 First National Bank Building, Sutter 2386, or fill
out this coupon and mail to the office:
PIERCE-KENNEDY COMPANY'
401 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. C
Gentlemen: Please send me, without obligation on my part, full informa
tion in regard to the Prudential Loan Society.
Name
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City State
'JAYHAWKERS OF
'49' WILL HOLD
REUNION TODAY
Survivors of First Trip
Through Death Valley to
to Meet at Santa Cruz
Home
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SANTA CRUZ, Feb. 3.—Three hardy
survivors of the famous "Jayhawkers
or '49," the first band of white personS |
ever to go through Death valley, gath
ered here today in preparation (or their
annual reunion tomorrow, when they
will talk over the terrible sufleplnsr
whteh they endured on that trip
through lack of food and water.
Of the original party of 36 many died
»v>fore they emerged, February 4, 1850.
from the desert into the San Fran
clsnuito ranch near Newhall, and only
four now remain at the end of the 63
years which have elapsed.
The only woman of that party, Mrs
Juliette "W. Brier, who brought thr'«c
children under the age of 10 years
through the desert In safety, is still
alive, thouarh close to her * one hun
dredth rtii-thrfnv.
At the home of her son. Rev. J. W.
Brier. 94 Myrtle street, still considered
by the rest as not rightfully belonging
to the Jayhawkers. although he actual
ly made the Death valley trip, the
sixty-first anniversary of the rescue
will be celebrated. Four generations
of the Brier family, from Mrs. Juliette
Brier to the small gTandsons of Rev.
Mr. Brier will be present tomorrow at
the dinner.
COMES PROM CAI/ESBURG
All the way frpm Galesburg, 111., has
come Colonel John B. Colton, whose
presence each year infuses new life
into the Jayhawker society, to attend
this reunion. He Is SI years old.
I* Dow Stephens of San* Jose, 86 years
old. is the other member of the party
who has arrived in Santa Cruz.
John Groscup, 89 years old, the fourth
survivor, lives in Laytonville, in the
Mendocino redwoods, and for many
years has not attended the annual din
ner. However, each time he sends a
letter of good wishes.
Vivid reminiscences of the past be
gan to pass around as soon as the
Jayhawkers met. "The little woman,"
as Colonel Colton terms Mrs. Brier,
had to be helped from her bed to a
chair, but she was still as interested as
ever in the reunion. The colonel him
self produced book after book of let
ters, clippings, a reproduction of a log
kept by a sailor on the journey chron
icling many of the hardships, and other
mementoes of the past.
LEFT GALESBUItG APRIL. 5, 1849
The original party of 36 left Gales
burg April 5, 1549, and on crossing the
Missouri river at the present site of
Omaha organized as the Jayhawkers,
one of the features of the initiation
ceremony being the pinching of three
pieces of skin from the leg. If the
neophyte did not cry out, he was ac
cepted to membership.
In August they arrived In Salt Lake
City and got Captain Hunt of the
Mormon battalion of the Mexican war
to conduct the party over the Spanish
trail to California. For $1,000 he was
to lead the 100 wagons, and after wait
ing for the route to cool off from the
summer heat they set out October 1.
Troubles began to develop before
they had gone far, and on failing in
Big Gold Strike Reported
Excitement Fires Rochester
*—, ♦
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
BEXO, Feb. 3.—Late this aft
ernoon picture ore running Into
the hundred* of dollars Is eald
to have been struck on lease No.
1 on Nenzel mountain, and to
night the new mining 'camp of
Rochester Iβ wild with excite
ment.
The discovery was made In a 40
foot tunnel at a depth of 89 feet,
and half the face of the tunnel U
In plctnre ore. It In said to run
200 ounces silver und $400 gold.
All lenfcere are now running
three ehift* a day. The t odd
lease, adjoining the discovery, Iβ
within IS feet of the vein at a
deptii of 100 feet. The ore Iβ
being; sacked and eiiarded.
with a band of 12 Mormon wagons a
plan for taking a new route instead of
the Santa Fβ trail was heard of.
LAND IX DEATH VALLEY
"If you take that route you will all
land in hell," said Captain Hunt, but
despite that assurance they started for
the San Jbaquin valley. Soon they lost
tbeir direction and entered the desert
near Death valley. Encamped on the
edge of a narrow and difficult pass into
a valley below they hauled their water
up the din* hundreds of feet in buck
ets and at last decided to descend.
They set out —and landed in Death
valley.
The log- book of the sailor tells
much of their Buffering. "Traveled
five miles today" in one entry. "An
other of our oxen died" reads another.
"Food very scarce, no grood water," is
a third. For three months their suf
fering endured. 52 daye of which they
lived on their starving cattle, eating ,
what little meat there was.
"Four pounds of blood and hide was
what most of them consisted of," said
Colonel Colton, "but we ate that and
were glad to get it. Several days
would elapse before we found water
and then it would,often be alkali."
CHRISTMAS "FEAST" IN DESERT
From wagons the conveyances be
came carts and then pack saddles,
their horses having been stolen by In
dians far back in Utah. A canteen of
water became a precious treasure.
Dew was ladled up in teaspoons when
the travelers were able to find enough
of it in one placp.
Christmas day they found water in
plenty, and slaughtered an ox in cele
bration of the day, or rather to meet
their crying: need for food. An old cake
made by Mr. Stevens' mother and car
ried by him all the way from Illinois
was produced as a delicacy, althoug it
was so hard it could barely be broken.
But suffering - was not over yet, and.
on pushing ahead, they encountered
still more privations, several of their
number being left behind, dead. Fur
nace creek. Salt river, Borax lake—
these are all bitter reminiscences of
the trip.
SAVED BY DEL VAIXE'S MEXICANS
Finally they entered a pass leading
to the Santa Clara river, and Colonel
Colton and another of the party went
ahpad to reconnoiter.
This was early in February. Far ahead
Colonel Colton noticed a red spot. "That's
a ranch," shouted his companion, who
had been in the Mexican war and recog
nized the tile roof of the Mexican
haciendas. The party prffesed on, and on
rounding a turn a few miles further on
they met four Mexican vaqueros.
The Mexicans were much alarmed at
their emaciated appearance and re
quired much reassurance before they
believed everything to be all right. Then
one of them set off at full speed to guide
the rest of the party to the ranch. An
other raced ahead to prepare food.
Jose Salazar, manager of the great
San Francisquito ranch owned by Senor
WOOOROW WILSON
MAY DECLARE THE
NEW AMENDMENT
Extra Session of Congress to
Take Up Work of Fram
ing Law for Collection
of Income Tax
r*>nffnti*il Protn Vnm* 1
the receipt from Serretarv Knox of the
formal communication, which should
serve as a basis for a state's action. In
consequence of this haste and the use of
a newßpaper clipping the language of
the enacting resolution was slightly
As soon as the error was discovered
an attempt was made to correct It by
a re-enactment of the resolution in
proper (cm, which action, however,
has raised an issue that must be passed
upon by the solicitor. It is recalled
that Secretary of State Seward, in IS6B.
practically referred to congress the
question as to whether the fourteenth
amendment had been properly ratified
by the states because of some such
irregularity.
It ig probable #hat Secretary Knox
will not perform his ministerial act of
announcing the ratification of the six
teenth amendment upon the basis of
the present returns, but will await the
receipt of certificates from some of the
states which have not yet acted upon
the amendment, but are reasonably
certain to do so favorably. In this
case, and allowing for the time re
quired for a painstaking examination
by the solicitor, it probably will be
after March 4 before the president's
notice of the adoption of th« income
tax amendment can issue.
SUFFRAGETTES PLAN
CIVIL WAR IN LONDON
Mrs. Panhliumt Saym MHJtant* Hare
All Sort* of Effective Strokes
Ready to Spring
LONDON, Feb. 3.—The suffragettes
are planning "an exciting civil war"
in London, according to an announce
ment by Mre. Pankhurst today.
"The militant suffragettes," said Mrs.
Pankhurst, "are preparing all sort??
of effective strokes. The government
must quickly give us tbe vote or go.
The women will use every method con
stitutional as well as unconstitutional
to turn the cabinet out."
Detectives in great numbers are on
watch in all the London streets, but
the suffragettes continue their suc
cessful raids. The contents of 30 let
ter boxes were destroyed today, but
the perpetrators of the outrage es
caped.
MRS. BOOTH GOES TO TEXAS
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—Mrs. BaJling
ton Booth of the Volunteers of America
left here today for Texas. She goes to
that state at the special invitation of
Governor Colquitt and the state prison
commission to inspect all prison planta
tions and farms, as well as the walled
prisons at Rusk and Huntsville.
del Valle, welcomed them with open
arms. Beeves and sheep were slaught
ered, tortillas and many Mexican dishes
were cooked and for two weeks a con
tinual feaet was held, until every one
was in good health.
Later they continued their journey to
San Buenaventura and then northward,
some of them finally reaching San Fran
cisco.

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