Newspaper Page Text
The New Call's Edition at 6:00 A. M. Contains News That Does Not Get Into Refifiilar Qawv Papers
Htßheat Temprrstnre Yooterday. SSj l.nweat Mondnv
>««><. 4S. For detail* of «n«- Weather we-e pa«e 13.
San Francisco Has
102,821 telephones, 2pB churches, includ
ing a Greek cathedral, and 156 publica
tions of all classes.
VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 74.
PITCHED BATTLE FOUGHT ON ROOFS OF SKYSCRAPERS
-4 T7* a 4-4 if \ • • • • /• jf •
Supervisors Deadlocked and'
Substitute Motion to De-j
mand Railroad Commis-1
sion Arbitration When Ex-1
to Change Vote, Putting!
Opponents on Record j
ONLY DELAY SEEN
IN PRESENT MOVE
Board Warned That Water
Firm Has Already Refused
Proposition Ignores Plea;
Fisher Favors Other Offer
—Ketch Hetchy Is Men
aced by Action Taken
Divided nine to nine on Mayor
Rolph's proposed offers to Spring Val
ley, the hoard of sutnpervisors fought
for several hours in a deadlock yester
day and finally adopted hy a vote of 10
to s Supervisor McCarthy's resolution
railing upon Spring Valley to accept
the state railroad commission as a
board of arbitration, I t --Acting the
Tt *« as generally charged hy the
mayor's supporters* that in turning
down his recommendstlons the oppos
ing supervisors have injured the city's
chances of getting tb< ijctch Hetchy
permit, since Secretary of. the Interior
Fisrer is said to favor the mayor's sug
In addition it was asserted that tha
McCarthy resolution will result in
- i 'hing but needless delay. Spring Val
ley having unofficially both
here and lis WAsl inet-ti during the
Hetch Hetchy hearing to submit to ar
bitration by the railroad commission.
HOW TIIKV VOTED
The vote on the McCarthy resolution
was as /follows, before Supervisor
Vog'-lsunp changed his vote at Mayor
B ilph's request:
)*nr—Bancroft, A. J. Gallagher, G. E.
Gallagher, Giannini, Koshland, McCar
thy. IfcLieran, Murphy, Nolan.
Against — Caglieri, Hayden. Hilmer,
Hock*. Jennings, Mauzy, Murdock, Pa
When the deadlock became fiopeless
Supervisor Vogelsang broke the tie and
cast the deciding vote for Mr. McCar
thy's measure. This was not done for
the reason that either the mayor or Mr.
Vogelsang favored the McCarthy reso
lution, but in order to place the re
sponsibility for the defeat of the
mayor's measures upon the heads of
the opposing nine.
DEADLOCK DISGUSTS M\YOR
So solid was the deadlock that the
•mayor became disguested after he had
explained how much depended both here
and in "Washington on the adoption of
his measures. There was no hope for
the mayor's resolutions after the dead
lock wa.s reached on the McCarthy sub
stitute. The direct opposition to the
mayor on the part of nine supervisors
brought the temperature of the meeting
to summer heat.
Mr. McCarthy's resolution was actu
ally, although not officially, defeated.
It received 9 votes, when 10 were re
quired. Chief Clerk Dunnigan an
nounced the result, but Mayor Rolph
did not declare it. Supervisor Andrew
J. Gallagher urged him to do so, declar
ing the resolution lost.
"Wait," said the mayor. "I advise
Continued on Page 3, Column 1
A limited block of the treasury
stock of the Koch'-'ster Crown
Point Mines Company can now
The Rochester Crown Point
Mines Company owns a lease on
Block 4 of the Rochester Mining
Co. property. Block 4 is con
ceded by mining experts to be
ono of the best in this district.
There is no Indebtedness against
Shaft now 30 feet deep all in
ore assays from $30 to $100.
Vein on surface for
30 feet shows all high-grade ore.
The Rochester Crown Point
Mines Co. also owns two claims
adjoining property recently pur
« chased by George Wingfleld.
Money received In sale of this
block of stock to be used to pur
chase machinery and for develop
This stock may be secured at
15c per share from
1120 Merchants' Natl Bank Bldg.
Phone Slitter 1472
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper"
JUNK BOUND TO
MAKE THE GATE
Obsolete Chinese Craft, Sailing
From Yokohama, Spoken by
Matson Liner Honolulan
The Chinese junk Ning Po, which
lpft Yokohama 51 days ago for San
Diego, was spoken yesterday morning
by the Matson liner Honolulan, which
was expected to arrive late last night
from Honolulu. Captain Bennett of
the Honolulan reported by wireless the
speaking of the King Po. He gave
the junk's position as latitude 34.56
north. 131.15 west, and reported all
well aboard the ancient craft. The junk
is being brought to this coast for ex
hibition purposes. It is in command
of Captain Toft, and made several
siarts from the coast of Asia before
getting well away. It has been re
ported lost more than once, and twice
put back to port badly battered. The
Ning Po has three masts and is said
to be a fine type of the Chinese mer
chant marine as It was many years
LAIRD OF SKIBO GIVES
$1,250,000 TO FOUNDATION
Money to Be lard for Endowment of
"Division of Educational Inquiry
XRW YORK. Feb. II, —Andrew Car
negie presented one million and a quar
ter dollars in four per rent bonds to
■iay to the Carnegie Foundation to be
devoted to the endowment of a "divi
sion of educational inquiry and study."
The gift makes permanent provision,
it was announced, for studies hitherto
conducted by the foundation out of Its
peneral funds, such as the recently
conducted studies on medical educa
The publicity given to these studies
is used in the closing down of many
poorly equipped medical schools.
FUNERAL BILLS REJECTED
I'robste .Tudae Will Not Approve
< barge of $1,122 for Hod Carrier
S*T. LOCIS. Mo.. Feb. 11.—Prohate
Judge Perrin of St. Clair county. 111.,
refused today to allow a bill of 11,122
for the funeral of a hod carrier. The
funeral was that of James Connors,
who left a certificate of deposit for
$1,526.25. The itemized bill presented
to the probate court Includes $600 for
a casket, $100 for an outside cedar
box. $35 for flowers, $108 for 19 car
riages, $12 for a hearse ahd $10 for a
STATION AGENT GOES WILD
New Haven Employe Empties Two
Revolvers Into Paasengrer Train
FREETOWN, Mass.. Feh. 11.—Seized
.with a sudden mania, Ralph Villiers,
New Haven railroad station agent at
East Freetown, fired upon an incoming
train today. Charles Mawhlnny was
shot through the hip and will d*>. Har
ris C. Chase rece:ved a bullet In the
leg. Villiers was master of the situa
tion until his ammunition was ex
hausted, when he was overpowered. He
emptied all the chambers of two re
MRS. CLARK WILL MARCH
Speaker's Wife, Rankled hy Hefflin, to
Join Suffragette's Parade
'Special Plspatch to Tbe Call)
WASHINGTON. Feh. 11.— "I am a suf
fragette and I will march In the parade
March 4," said Mrs. Champ Clark to
day. "I did not intend to take an ac
tive part until Representative Hefflln
of Alabama gave us a slap in the face
in a speech at Falls church. There is
nothing that fires a woman like a lick
in the face from a man."
U. S. SUES TITANTIC OWNER
Government Claim for -941.05 for mall
Sacka Amnim 360 Action*
NEW YORK. Feb. 11.—This was the
last day allowed for filing claims for
damasks against the owners of the
steamship Titanic. Filed are 369
claims, totaling $8,027,274. The largest
Is for $1,000,000, made by Mrs. tH. B.
Harris, widow of the theatrical man
ager. One government claim Is filed—
$41.05 for the loss of mall sacks.
SOCIALIST RIVAL SLAIN
Leader ot Austrian Parliament Kill*
Contemporary for Revenge
VIENNA, Feb. 11.—Franz Schuh
meier, a member of the lower house of
the Austrian parliament, and a social
ist leader, was assassinated tonight by
the Christian socialist and labor leader,
Paul Kunschak. The motive is said
to have been revenge.
DEAD PRESIDENT HONORED
Body of San Salvador Executive Ia
Viewed by Thouaanda
- SAN SALVADOR, Feb. 11.—Thou
sands viewed the body of the president
of the republic. Dr. Manuel Araujo,
which lay in state today at the na
tional palace. The funeral will take
place tomorrow. Conditions through
out the country are reported quiet.
SAN' FRANOISCO. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 8.
SCENES IN MEXICO CITY AND PERSONS WHO FIGURED IN YESTERDAYS EVENTS.
There was heavy fighting in the Avenida Juarez, which thoroughfare is shown in the picture at the upper left. The
military college, from which the cadets marched on Saturday night to liberate General Diaz from prison, is seen
in the center. Below is a view of the Alameda de Mexico, where the federal troops were mobilized. The upper
portrait is that of American Ambassador Wilson; the other of Lloyd Osbourne, who was wounded by a stray bullet.
ROSA SARTO, AGED
SISTER OF PIUS X,
PASSES TO PEACE
Pontiff Spends Afternoon in
Private Chapel, Reciting
Prayers for J_epose
(Special Cable to The Call)
ROME, Feb. 11.—Rosa Sarto. an aged
sister of Pope Pius X, died here today.
Soon after the election of the pontiff
two of his sisters came to Rome to
live near him. They took up their resi
dence a short distance from the Vat
ican with Angelo Sarto, the pope's
nephew, and visited the latter fre
The pope spent the afternoon In his
private chapel reciting prayers for the
repose of the soul of his dear one. His
private secretary. Mgr. Bressant,
finally persuaded the pontiff to take
POPE BEARS IP WELL
At 5 o'clock this afternoon Plus X
retired to his apartments and later on
was visited by his two surviving sis
ters and niece. The pope bore up well
and consoled the others. He refused a
request that the funeral service should
be held at the Vatican, which would
enable him to see the body before the
Doctor Amlci, who attended the
pope's dead sister, says he found hta
holiness greatly relieved after the visit
of the other sisters and niece. The
pope said the visit made him feel that
he was not alone ln the world, but he
will miss Rosa very much, as she was
with him for 50 years and was like a
second mother to him.
Doctor Amicl says the pope is an
noyed at the reports that lie Intended
to leave the Vatican to go to his sis
ter's bedside. When he telephoned his
blessing Jo the dying woman yester
day she said she felt that he was near
her and could die In peace.
"GODS WILL BE DONE"
When the pope guessed from the
look on the face of his secretary that
th6re was bad news he bowed his head
and said: "God's will be done."
He then knelt down and recited the
"De Profundis" with tears rolling
down his cheeks. But after the first
outburst of emotion, despite visible
traces of sorrow, he wept no more.
Since then, however, he has periods
of listlessness, which Doctor Amicl
hopes he will get over. The pontiff
was too distracted to take part in his
usual work, but he will resume his
audience a few days hence. ,
Americans Wounded in Mexico City Battle
LLOYD OSBOI'RNE. the author; shot in the thigh while matching the
battle from tbe top of a building.
DR. R. H. McCROSSON of Lincoln, Neb.; shot in tbe hand while venturing
along a street; he hnd Just arrived In Mexico City.
MARK JOHNSON, a negro of Madison, III.; received a bullet ln the
HELD AT WASHINGTON
Additional Warships Are Ordered to
Mexico; Transports Get Orders
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—As a result
of an early morning conference at the
White House three additional battle
ships will be sent to the east coast of
Mexico today and orders will *c issued
at once for the immediate placing In
commission of two army transports for
the transport of troops to the City of
Mexico for the protection of the lives
of Americans and foreigners should
the situation there grow any worse.
Shortly before 2 o'clock Secretary
Hllles issued the following statement:
"After a conference called by the
president with the secretaries of state,
of war and of the navy it was not
believed that the news from the City
of Mexico required any action of an
affirmative character other than to or
der three more battleships to Vera
Cruz. These. Including the one or
dered to Tamplco, will make four bat
tleships on the gulf side of Mexico, or
one division of the fleet under the com
mand of an admiral.
TRANSPORTS GET ORDERS
"The war department will hold itself
in readiness, but no affirmative action
was directed to be taken by the secre
tary of war except to put two trans
ports now at Newport News in commis
"These transports will receive troops
should further action be deemed neces
sary. The purpose merely Is to take
precautionary steps to protect Ameri
cans and foreigners in the City of Mex
ico should conditions of violence con
tinue and anarchy succeed.
"The attitude of the government still
is strong against intervention and It
"An Independent Newspaper" \
was determined to take no steps at
this tlnie which would commit us to
such a policy and to take only the rea
sonable precautions to meet an exigency
which it Is earnestly hoped and believed
will not arise."
I ADVISERS OF ONE MINT*
The battleships to be sent to Mexican
■venters will be determined upon today
as soon as Secretary Meyer reaches his
office. Orders were sent promptly to
Newport News by Brigadier General
Aleshire, chief of the quartecmaster's
corps of the army, to have the army
transports made ready at once. By noon
today arrangements will hifve been
completed for prompt action in case the
situation in Mexico grows more acute.
While the conference was brief, last
ing not more than 20 minutes, It was
reported that all of the president's ad
visers were of one mind that some pre
cautionary steps should be taken imme
President Taft's anxiety was said
to have been Increased by a rumor re
ceived from Mexico City that Ameri
can Ambassador Wilson had been
forced to flee from the embassy. At
an early hour no confirmation of this
report could be obtained through offi
Immediately on leaving the White
House Major General Wood went
directly to the war department, where
he remained at his desk until nearly
daylight working out details for the
quick movement of troops, should the
occasion arise. These troops probably
would be mobilised at Galveston, Tex.,
and prepared to embark as soon aa
Continued on Page 3, Column 5
'*" "\VEAT-fER FOKECASTi
Faff? Ifirht aorthweat wind.
a • <
LOST —Chamois bus containing Jewels aud rain
able paper; suitable reward jtlTen by owner.
FIRST CLASS'rigger aad carpenter wishes steady
Position, preferably Alaska, but will go aay
For Continuation of These Advertisements
\ See Classified Pages.
IK HEART OF METROPOLIS
ENDS WHEN NIGHT FATES
Separated by Scarcely Four Blocks, Mexican Federals
and Rebels Train Cannon on Each Other From Bar
ricades and Lofty Buildings, and Bullets Rain in
Every Direction Within Radius of Miles; Y. M. C. A.
Headquarters, Converted Into Fortress by General
Diaz, Riddled by the Fire of Government Forces
THREE AMERICAN CITIZENS, INCLUDING
LLOYD OSBOURNE, AUTHOR, WOUNDED
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11.—A pitched battle was fought today
among the skyscrapers and homes of one of the great cities of the
world between adherents of President Francisco Madero and the
revolutionary forces of General Felix Diaz.
Cannon roared in the streets of the densely populated city and
rifle bullets spattered against the walls that housed thousands of for
eigners as well as the countrymen of the combatants.
When darkness put an end to the battle after seven hours'
fighting neither side appeared to have] gained any marked advantage.
DEAD ESTIMATED AT ONE THOUSAND
Estimates of casualties run as high as 1,000, although accurate information
can not be obtained at this time. The dead certainly will be counted by
Three Americans are known to have suffered injuries by stray bullets.
They are Lloyd Osbourne. the author, who *.*Ms shot in the thigh; Dr. R. H.
McCrosson of Lincoln, Neb., and Mark Johnson, a negro, of Madison, 111.
Artillery played the chief part In the day's fighting, but rifle fire was kept
ONLY FOl R BLOCKS APART
Scarcely four blocks separated the opposing heavy guns of the opposing
forces, but the shells fell throughout the entire city. In no section were the
Office buildings devoted until now to the battles of business were turned
Into fortresses. Under the red flag of Diaz the Young Men's Christian associa-
tion building was made the screen of
a machine gun battery which sprayed
a rain of bullets through the streets
upon the soldiers of Madero, while
the return fire sought every crack and
cranny of the building. The occupants
were ousted from the reading rooms
and dormitories and their places taken
by soldiers fighting for their lives.
BATTERIES ON SKYSCRAPERS
Sharpshooters and machine gun bat- .
terles took up their positions upon thej
top of skyscrapers and picked off any j
enemy that broke cover. Office build
ings and residences were loopholed
for rifle fire and the rattle of musketry j
replaced the click of typewriters and -
Under a heavy shrapnel fire streets j
were torn up and the pavements
formed into barricades by the Diaz
soldiers against the assaults of tbe
Maderlstas. Time after time the ad
' herents of Madero swept forward in
an attempt to carry the Diaz positions
by assault, and four times they were
repulsed by the fire that poured from
the swinging muzzles of machine guns
and from the modern rifles with which
the Diaz Infantry was armed.
PROTESTS ARE IGNORED
At a late hour in the afternoon
neither side had gained a decisive ad
vantage, although the Diaz forces had
maintained and even extended their po
The assault on the Diaz positions
were ordered by Madero, in spite of the
friendly offer of Francisco de la Barra,
the former provisional president, to act
as mediator and over the protest of
the American ambassador and the dip
lomatic representatives of the other
foreign powers, even though he knew
that this would entail a terrific bom
bardment of the capital.
The federal assault on the rebels for- j
tilled ln and around the arsenal began |
at 10:15 o'clock in the morning.
MADERO IS CONFIDENT
Ernesto Madero said that the show
ing made and the temper of the feder
als were entirely satisfactory.
"We hardly expect to dislodge Diaz
today,'* he said, "since his position ts
well fortified, but we have sufficient
forces and munitions of war to succeed
and can not fail to do so.
"General Aurellano Blanquet is not
here and i« not coming here, probably
because he is needed to control the
Zapatista forces, who might otherwise
improve opportunity to enter the city.
We now have 4,000 men and more
available If necessary, with plenty of
It is said that 300 men have deserted
the Diaz standard within 24 hours, go
ing over to the federals.
ONLY BY SHOT AND SHELL
To the offer of Senor de la Barra to
mediate, if he considered that course
advisable, the president replied that
he had no desire to deal with the '
rebels except through the medium of
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
shot and shell. The position of the
rebels he declared to be fatally weak
ened by the desertion of 160 artillery
men, who operated the guns for the
administration forces today.
"I suppose." commented the presi
dent late this afternoon, "that by to
morrow we will be ready to make a
final advance. In the meantime more
and more troops are coming In from
outside the city. We now have more
than the number we consider neces
sary to subdue the rebels."
Madero said he had received a tele
gram from General Blanquet at AJa
lapa, 20 miles away, announcing that he
was proceeding to the capital to prove
his loyalty, which he understood was
"I protest energetically against thesei
false Impressions," General Blanquet
COLONEL CASTILLO FALLS
The most serious loss sustained
among the federals was the death of
Colonel Castillo, an efficient officer
who was shot near the Y. M. C. A.
building "while leading a reconnolter
The result of the president's hasty
trip by automobile to Cuernavaca Sun
day night, over a road long since prac
tically abandoned by reason of the ac
tivity of the Zapatistas, was the ad
dition to the federal forces of 1,200
men and 17 guns. Part of these forces
accompanied the president back by the
f%*nw candies are
« the best Val-
*Br entine. She'll
like this kind.
St. Valentine's Day is
i. \_»?Yi? \4.*. CANDY STORES *«*:"•■,. ,-.yS?/