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Latest Details of Revolution in Mexico Will Be Found in 6 6'Clock Edition of The Call
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DIAZ IS CLOSING IN UPON MADERO
Rebel Leader Bombards National Palace and Demands Its Surrender
STRATEGISTS OF ARMY AND NAVY PERFECT PLANS FOR JOINT INVASION OF MEXICO
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13—(Special Dispatch to The Call).—One of the
most significant incidents today was a meeting of the joint army and navy
board in the office of Admiral Dewey.
Plans for a joint invasion of M exico by the military and naval forces
of the United States were considered at great length.
Present at the conference were Major General Leonard A. Wood,
chief of staff; Major General W. W. Witherspoon, assistant chief of staff;
Brigadier General William Crozier, president of the army war college;
BY HARBOR BOARD
Engineer Instructed to Pre
pare Plans for Double
Track Line From Ferry
Building to Exposition
Grounds to Be Used After
ward as Belt Line for State
to Presidio and Ft. Mason
ATTORNEY TO LOOK
INTO LEGAL STATUS
Commission Proposes Form
ulating Project, Details
of Which Will Be Sub
mitted to the Mayor and
Supervisors, for an Ele
vated Road Around Em
barcadero to North Point
■' steps for the construction of a
municipal railway system to handle tie
Panama-Pacific exposition crowds were
Taken yesterday by the state board
of harbor commissioners who instruct
ed their engineer to prepare plans and
specifications for the r,ew road.
This is part of the plan agreed
rr"-. n "Wednesday -at the conference
the public, utility committee
0 ttne ffupervisors. the exposition di
re, tors r.nd the state harbor commis
The commissioners embodied their
intentions and designs in three resolu
tions-, the canning out of which will
ciear the way for a.-iual work. TtM
commission's engineer, Jerome. New
man, will prepare plans, specifications
and estimates for that part or" the
municipal system thai vvi'.l fringe the
water front, and Daniel Ryan, the
board's attorney, will make a report
an the slate's rights over part of the
line of the propose,] railways When
these two specialists hare don* their
work the harbor board will report the
result* to another conference.
The resolutions tell their own story.
The engineer's directions were em
bodied in the following:
Resolved, that the engineer of the
l.nard be instructed to prepare plans,
specifications and estimates for a new,
double track line from the ferry build
ing at Market street around the city
front to the grounds of the Panama-
Pacific exposition at Harbor View, con
necting therewith through a proposed
tnnnel under Fort Mason military
- r=Pivatkm, for the construction of
which tunnel permission is given to
the board of state harbor commission
ers in pending legislation at the pres
ent session of the state legislature.
Resolved, that such a double track
line he designed so as to be suitable
for tb? Carrying of passenger express
trains during the exposition in 1915.
and thereafter be useful as freight
lines for the State Belt railroad to
th<* United States military reservation
at Fort Mason and the Presidio, the
r.'nited states army transport docks at
Fort M?son and immediate territory.
Unsolved, that in the same connec
tion the engineer study out ar.d re
port a comprehensive plan for the safe.
and speedy operation of such passen
ger line during the exposition period,
consistently with adequate and prompt
service by the Belt freight service to
its patrons on the wharves and on the
city spur tracks.
WOVUD KNOW LERAI, ST.VTIS
Here is Attorney Ryan's share in the
Resolved, that the attorney of the
board bo instructed to investigate and
report the present legal status of what
is known as Jefferson street from the
Embarcadero to Fort Mason, with a
view to determine how much thereof
is a public street; and also, in case it
Fhould appear that any part thereof is
rlaimed as private property or that any
private property is needed to extend
such street in a straight line to Fort
Mason, what steps should be taken so
as to facilitate the speedy opening of
buch street for the proposed extension
contlnur*! on race 8, Column 1
"The People's Newspaper"
SIGNALS FOR AIL
Bark Off Oregon Coast Fires
Guns and Sends Up Rockets
and Life Savers Assist
BAY CITY, Ore.. Feb. IS. —An un
known four masted bark went ashore
one mile north of the entrance of Ne
halem bay tonight at 8 o'clock.
The craft lies side on, in the break
er.- about three from shore.
Although a heavy sea is running, it
is stated that the crew will be saved
unless they should attempt to come
ashore in their own boats. it is Be
lieved, however, that the bark itself
will be a total loss.
As soon as the craft struck she be
pan sending up rockets and firing her
grun. This attracted attention of peo
ple at Brighton, a place the other side
of the bay.
The Oaribaldi life saving station was
notified and a special train with the
crew started for Brighton, where the
t",.t: !>aldi power boat had been left
after rescuing the crew of the Mlrone a
few days ago.
The life savers left Brighton In J
i their boat about an hour later,«but had i
■ not returned at midnight and appar- !
[ ontiy had not succeeded in getting into j
j communication with those on board |
jship. as at 11:15 p. m. the bark was
still sending up distress signals.
Captain Tuner of Brighton, as soon
as the signals were obserVeJff, elartljti
out with a party in a power boat in
an effort tn give assistance, but said on i
his return to Brighton a< 11 o'clock,
I that the sea was so rough his launch
j could make no headway Jα the surf
i and was forced to tuui back when j
' about, a mi!" vn.
The party, however, was able to dis
cern the rigging of the craft, although
It was impossible to ascertain her name, |
ASTORIA. Ore.. Feb. 13.—1t la he- '<
. I tared he:' , that the vessel in the ;
j breaker* n»ar N'ehalem bay is the!
J British bark Dumfriesshire of Glap
i gow. bound from Kio Janeiro to the
Columbia river for orders. This after- j
noon the tug Fearless spoke the Duni- i
i friesshirc outside the Columbia river
I bar and gave her orders to proceed to
i Fraser river. The Dumfriesshire was
i built at Glasgow in IS9O and in 1911
j was owned by T. T.aw & Cβ.
PATIENT SAYS DRUGS
FORCED HIS WEDDING
Uγ. Philip «'nutfhop. Who Married .Nurse,
>ovr Seekw Divorce on Reeov
crinjr II in Menial Balance
SKATTLK, Feb. in.—Kight days after
marriage. Dr. Philip RexfordWaughop,
who became the husband of Miss Nel
lie Kloss, his former nurse, over. the
protests of friends, who said lie was
drugged and did not know what he
was doinir, recovered his mental bal
ance and now wants to be free. He
alleges this in a divorce complaint -filed
today by Attorney Walter A. Keene.
V.'aughop has left his bride, who is
snpprintendent of the Queen City sani
tarium, where he was a patient for
FORGES DRAFT FOR $5,400
William Van Tafrey of' Xova Scotia
Hank r.ml* Wild Career in
\p« York Jail
MBW YORK, Feb. 13.—The glittering
swath that William Van Tafrey. a
young bank teller of Nova Scotia, has
cut through New York, Boston and
London, ended here tonight in a police
station. Van Tafrey, who is 20 years
old, is charged with cashing a forged
draft for $5,400 on the Royal Bank of
Canada at Vancouver.
FALLS TO DEATH IN SHAFT
>l. EdTvtn Untie! of < hlrnsro I'luncm
Dorm skv»rr«|ifr»' Klevator
CHICAGO, Feb. 13.—M. Edwin Re
be], mpmber of a firm of public ae
< ountants and son of wealthy parents,
plunged 19 stories down an elevator
shaft in the McCormick building to
his death today. He tried to leave
the car just as it was starting.
PLAYS HIS LAST NOTE
MiiMlrlnn l-'alla Dead After Finishing
Hid I'art In Symphony Concert
SIOUX CITY, la., Feb. 13.—-With the '
last notes of the concluding , numbers
of a program from a symphony or- i
ehestra still swelling through the
First Baptist church, J. K. Hurd, a
player of the clarinet, fell dead from I
his chair last nieht.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, FEBRUAftf 14, 1913—PAGES 1 TO
Brigadier General Weaver, chief of coast sftillery; Admiral Dewey, pres*
ident of the general board and joint board; Rear Admirals V reel and,
and Osterhaus and Captain T. M. Potts.
These strategists were called together by Admiral Dewey.
Immediately following the conference General Wood returned to his
office and went into conference with officers of the general staff and
chiefs of the various military bureaus. The preparation of orders to
carry into effect the plans outlined by the joint board when word is given
ESCAPE IN AUTO
Wouldbe Bank Robbers Up
set Safe, Rendering Their
IN STOLEN BOAT
Fugitives Believed in Hid
ing Near Sacramento or
Drifting Down Stream
SACKA24ENTO, Feb. 13.—Abandon
ing the stolen automobile in which
they escaped from Vacaville this morn
ing after a futile attempt to blow up
and rob the vault In the Bank of Vac
aville, five bandits started out on foot
from the Glide ranch, nine miles north
east of Dixon. crossed the Sacramento
river in a stolen boat near Freeport,
and are now oiUver in hkljjOK near this
city or on Ffreir way down the river
in a boat. Messages from Fairfield
have brought the local police and the.
sheriff's officers of this city into action
and a close watch is being kept.
Fire Bells Give Alarm
(Speolgl Plfpatch to The Call)
YACAVILLE. Feb. 13.—Five masked
men wrecked the Bank of Vacaville
(onflnurri on I'acf s . < ohirnn 0
SCENES IN THE TROUBLE ZONES OF MEXICO.
Plaza dc Iα Forma (bottom picture), in the City of Mexico, rvas the principal battleground of the Diaz and
Madero forces yesterday. During the fighting bullets and shells hurtled into court of the national palace (upper pic
\ture). The map sharps the points at which there is fighting in Mexico. The portrait is that of Lieutenant Colonel
Barton, rvho has joined the Madero forces.
LEFT IN MIDOCEAN
Captain of Chicago Forced to
Leave Steamer Crown
Point to Its Fate
NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—Captain Mace
of the steamer Chicago, which arrived
from Havre tonight, reported that on
February 7 lie sighted the British
freight steamer Crown Point, from
London for Norfolk, Va., in distress
about 1,500 miles east of New York.
Lifeboats were sent to the Crown Point
and it was learned that she had lost
Caplain Mace offered to *.a.lte off
Captain Dunstan and hie crew and
bring them to New York, but this offer
was refused. The Crown Point was not
taken in tow, Captain Mace explained,
because of a low coal supply and an
especially heavy sea that later de
veloped into a hurricane.
N. C. R. OFFICERS GUILTY
•liirv Finds Three Connt* A sen Inst 29
Men with Bis Corporation
CINCINNATI, Feb. 13.—A verdict of
guilty on three counts on the indict
ment was returned by the jury trying:
the rase of the 29 officials or former
efficials of the National Cash Register
company here tonig-ht-
PRESIDENT TAFT IS
Executive Does Not Desire to Force War
Upon His Successor in Office
(Sprrial Pispntrh to The Tall)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—President
Taft lias informed members of the
committee on military and naval af
fairs of the senate and house that
there will be no intervention in Mex
ico. Every effort is being made to]
delay action until President Taft goes \
out of office so that it can not be said
afterward he forced a war upon hig
Members of congress are watching
the Mexican situation closely and are
ready to co-operate with President
elect Wilson If he should see fit to take
action after his inauguration.
The efforts made by the present ad
ministration to avoid intervention were
set forth in a speech on the floor of the
house today by Representative J.
Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania.
Moore told how the home of Richard
M. Stadden In Mexico City had been
entered by force by a Mexican citizen,
and although the Mexican government
had ignored the demands for satisfac
tion made by the state department, no
reprisals had been made by this gov
ernment. Mr. Stadden is now residing
IRA E. BENNETT
thus far remain substantially undis
puted. During his abeence Mr. Stad
den's residence was attacked by Dr
Aristo Nunez, a Mexican citizen, wht
broke down the door with a loadec
rifle and threatened the family. H<
was overpowered by servants and re
moved to the local Jail, fr©m which V
was promptly Hberated by the officiaJ
The governor of the state of Coliro
was duly advised of the facts, but up 1
.he last report of the American ambai
sador no steps have been taken 1
apprehend or punish the offenders."
"There has been much correspond
ence upon the subject, and under dat
of December 5 the state departmei
advises me that It had instructed
embassy to request certain reports <
the foreign office with regard to tr
conduct of Governor Alamilo as repori
ed by Mr. Stadden and say that It aj
peara«*to the department that there :
a disposition on the part of the
ernor to shield Nunez from punishmer
Continued oa race 3. Columa 1
I "An Independent Newspaper* ,
was the purpose of this conference. Orders have been perfected for
entraining the First brigade of the First division of the army at New
port News, and an advance guard has begun preparations to take the field
at a moment's notice.
Experienced army officers say a long struggle costing billions of
dollars and probably thousands of lives would follow intervention.
This is why President Taft still hopes the United States will not be
plunged into war with Mexico.
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb. 14.—A report is current here that
President Madero has been killed in the fighting in Mexico
City. Two reports have been in circulation, one of them
having come by wireless.
All through the day the rebel batteries of heavy guns were throwing a
J fierce fire of shrapnel around the palace.
Many of these dropped into the Zocalo, which fronts the building, and
federal soldiers were compelled to move to cover.
Before dark the fire on both sides was intermittent, but apparently less
vigorous from the federals.
The government troops were receiving ammunition in small consignments,
and it was said that they were running short.
The fifth day of the battle began at 8 o'clock, a battery of federal artillery
opening fire on the arsenal, but although the bombardment was kept up with
out cessation for an hour or more, it had no appreciable effect on the rebel
That Diaz had prepared for trie threatened overwhelming movement by
the government, which Madero promised would be carried through today.
I was shown by the fact that he had stationed sharpshooters on the roofs of
adjoining buildings, had dispatched a
force outside his lines to the west o!
the city and had placed his heavies)
guns in positions commanding all th<
approaches to his stronghold.
General Xucrta, commanding th<
federals, had promised to rush th<
fortifications of the rebels, but h<
elected instead to employ his artlllerj
from the various points of vantage.
> and shortly after 12 o'clock the palace
• was made the target of both shells and
' rifle fire from that district.
Coincldentally the rebels succeeded in
• extending their zone of activity in other
'j rebel flre toward the palace was
J ! intended not only to bring about its
surrender, but had for its purpose also
• ihe clearing of the intervening high
" buildings of machine guns and riflemen
' and of silencing the federal battery
1 j operating in San Juan de Letran street,
' at a point midway between the arsenal
' WfeATHEU FORECAST:
. CIoO&ju-*fodepfite north wind, changing in »ontfiTTe»».
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MADERO REPORTED KILLED
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Battery of Government Ar
tillery Begins Fifth Day of
Battle in Mexican Capital
With Bombardment of Ar
senal, Whereupon Revolt
ers Extend Their Zone of
Operations and Concen
trate Heavy Guns Upon
Executive Mansion and
Other Buildings Held by
Defenders of President
CLUB OF AMERICANS
Bullet Holes Circle Portrait
of McKinley—Taft's Pic
ture Escapes Injury—Fea
tures of Jefferson and
Woodrow Wilson Muti
lated—When Night Fell
Insurgent Army Had In
vested Loyal Troops Com
pletely and Left Appalling
Death Toll in the Wake
of Their Terrific Assault
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