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Highe** Temperature Yeatcrflnr. Bβ! lH>w**rt «etuTd«y
M*kt, 42. For details of the Weather ccc pa«r 15.
The splendid results ob
tained from use of The
CALL'S CLASSIFIED ADS
explains the increasing patron
age noted daily in those pages.
VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 86.
MADERO AND SUAREZ ARE ASSASSINATED
Foreign Diplomats Demand Explanation
CITY EXPERTS GO
TO WASHINGTON
WITH WATER DATA
Gity Attorney Long and En
gineer O'Shaughnessy De
part Today for Capital to
Answer All the Questions
Fisher May Ask on the
Grant of Hetch Hetchy
MAYOR ANXIOUS FOR
IMMEDIATE RULING
After Conference Rolph De
cides to Rush Representa
tives East to Give Facts on
Park Project — Secretary
to Be Asked to Approve
Plan Before March 4th
City Attorney Long and City Engi
neer O'Shaughnessy will depart for
Washington today to be present to
enarwer all questions regarding the
legal and engineering phases of the
Hetch Hetchy water proposition that
Secretary of the Interior Fisher may
see fit to ask.
Mayor Rolph, after a conference with I
Mr. Long and Mr. O'Shaughnessy last j
night, came to the conclusion that the
Hatch Hetchy decision by the secretary i
Is co vital to San S*ranclscq and other!
lay cities that every possible point
argument most be promptly TT*at. ;
!<-&env In Washington is John R. (
Freeman, the city"s rxpert. and it is be- i
lieved by the mayor that Mr. Freeman".
--1 should be strengthened by the ■
presence of th<* elty attorney and city
engineer, both of whom are thoroughly ;
familiar with the water situation.
FISHER RILIXG TO BE I RGED
The mayor realizes that there Is little I
time to spare in urg-ing the nporoval ;
"t the findings of the United States
army engineers. The approach of tho i
end of the Taft administration malzpr;
it Imperative that Secretary Fisher be {
Impressed with the necessity of
lng an opinion before he leaves che
cabinet, the mayor think?. To go o>-st
the ground with the now administra
tion, no matter how favorable it might
bo toward San Francisco, would entail
■ large expenditure of money and loss j
cf much valuable time.
The mayor, who has been constantly
in touch with the situation and has
been urging action, determined that it
would be fatal not to make an im
mediate reply to any of the secretary's
questions through a strong delegation
of city representatives.
FEARS FISHER MAY PASS IT OVER
Mr. Rolph expects any moment a
favorable answer from the department
of the interior, but there is still the
possibility of delay owing to the pres
sure of businese upon the secretary
in preparing to retire. From Wash
ington sources it has been learned that
Secretary Fisher may wait one week
before giving his consent to the
Hetch Hetchy project, but there is
also an unconfirmed rumor that he
may leave the matter to be settled by
his predecessor.
City Attorney Long and Engineer
O'Shaughnessy will lake with them
all data concerning the Hetch Hetchy
that the city possesses.
Expert Freeman has explained to
Secretary Fisher the difference in cost
of the McCloud river project and that
i*H-»"» «"»■■• • ■« »■«'»»•■••■•••«■■»'■«■■»'» »,»,.<■■«-»
CALL FIRST TO SPREAD NEWS
The New Call yesterday again demonstrated its alert'
ness and ability to do things when it gave to San Fran
dsco and Oakland the news of the assassination of Ma
dero and Suarez ONE-HALF HOUR AHEAD OF ANY
OTHER SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER.
This extra was followed by others giving the view
Washington took of the tragedy.
Summoned from their homes, the mechanical staff of
The Call, that had put in a strenuous night in producing the
big annual "Smoke Stack' , number, the linotype men, the
stereotypers and the pressmen soon had the presses turn
ing out Call extras. The superintendent of circulation was
on hand with his scores of young salesmen, who spread
out over the city, while taxi cabs were on hand to carry
bundles of papers to the Presidio and Golden Gate park for
the usual Sunday crowds.
All parts of the city were served in remarkably short
time — long before the presses of any of the other newspa
pers turned over.
The distribution of The New Call containing the big
gest news event of weeks ran into the thousands.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
"The People's Newspaper*'
WORSHIPPERS SEE
MAN END HIS LIFE
Crowd Leaving Church
(By Federal Wirelfee)
SANTA BARBARA, Feb. 23.—1n the
presence of a large crowd of worship
ers, who were leaving Trinity Episco
pal church this morning, Bert Mailgny,
a waiter, drank poison and in a mo
ment was writhing in pain on the side
walk. Women screamed as they looked
upon the tragedy. lie was removed
to a hospital, where he died. Mallgny
had often said he had been ostracized
by his parents in London, his father
being a banker. Maligny Is survived
by a widow and one child.
ECUADOR CITY ROCKED
BY SEVERE EARTHQUAKE
Streets of Guayaquil Thronrrd With
Panic Stricken Men and Women,
Who Pray
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Feb. 23.—This
city was violently shaken at 9:40
o'clock last night by an earthquake of
long duration. The tremor lasted about
70 seconds. The inhabitants rushed
from their houses, and the streets soon
were thronged with panic stricken
men and women, many of them kneel
ing in prayer. Four more slight shocks
were felt later In the nla:ht.
of the valley. The secretary has fre
quently asked questions concerning
the McCloud river supply, and some
believe that he still has an idea it
might be feasible. The McCloud proj
ect would cost the city more than
Continued on Caer 3, Column 1
SAN PiiAKCISCO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 3913—PAGES 1 TO&
VICTIMS OF MEXICAN VENGEANCE
Francisco I. Madero, deposed chief executive of Mexico (upper portrait),
and Jose Pino Suarez, deposed vice president, &ho were assassinated pw
terday by the soldiers under the command of General Huerta, the fyo
visional president of the vexed republic, and a typical scene of the enthu
siastic receptions given to Madero when he was returning to the Mexican
capital, after he had defeated the army of President Diaz and driven
the latter into exile.
GOLD RUSH IS BEGUN
IN ALUM ROCK CANYON
Amateur Treaaure Hunters Overrun
Foothill* Following Strike la
Santa Clara County
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SAN JOSE, Feb. 23.—Aβ a result of
the reported discovery of gold In Alum
Rock canyon through development
work of the Peninsular electric in that
section, the eastern foothills during
the last three days have been overrun
with excited amateur treasure seekers.
J. H. Harrell, a San Jose business man,
has just filed on a quartz claim of 20
acres in the canyon, and assays by the
Selby Smelting company experts show
that samples taken from the top of
the ledg-e run 946.42 to the ton.
CLEAR MYSTERY OF DEATH;
WARNING TO DE LA BARRA
Tragic Event Creates Grave Fears in
Official Washington
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson
telegraphed to the state department tonight that Francisco de la
Barra, minister for foreign affairs, had invited all foreign diplomats
in Mexico City to take luncheon with him tomorrow. The ambas
sador stated that none of the diplomats would attend the luncheon
unless the tragic death early today of former President Francisco I.
Madero and former Vice President Pino Suarez is cleared of mystery.
This decision on the part of the diplomatic corps in the Mexican
capital indicates the gravity of the situation which will confront the
Huerta government should it fail to clear the mystery in which the
killing of Madero and Suarez still
is enveloped.
No official comment was forth
coming here tonight on state
ments relating to the tragedy
"An Independent /Sewspaper"
BOTH PRISONERS SHOT
IN MIDNIGHT SORTIE
Minions of General Victoriano Huerta Set
Trap for Rescue Party and Then
- Kill Former Officials
SANGUINARY TRAGEDY BLOTS
STREETS QF MEXICAN CAPITAL
Heads of Provisional Government Deplore Terrible
; Affair, but People Are Skeptical and Theory of
Foul Murder Spreads Like Wildfire
'■ SPECIAL, DISPATCH TO THE CALL.
' - MEXICO CITY, Feb. 23.—The expected has happened. -
Provisional President Victoriano Huerta has slain the deposed president, Fran
cisco I. Madero. . • :
Former Vice President Jose Pino Suarez was shot and killed with his chief.
Huerta's agents are trying to evade responsibility for this barbarous double mur
der by claiming that a Maderista attempt to rescue the prisoners on the way from the
national palace to ; the federal district penitentiary compelled the guards to turn their
guns upon Madero and Suarez. \ I
■„ The official statement of the provisional government recounts that the shooting
' occurred while Mader and Suarez w«re "trying to escape/ , —* -*. - : : r -
Major A Cardenas *and two other officers of the guard "detailed to protect the pris
oners" have been arrested. ' ",>•.• . - \'./■ -
DOUBLE KILLING : OCCURS AT MIDNIGHT ; , ' ".
' This latest crime of the Mexican civil war occurred just after midnight. The
bodies of Madero and Suarez were rushed to the penitentiary.
#
: Huerta has denied the appeal of Senora Madero that she be permitted to remove
the corpse of her husband for burial. A like refusal has been made to the family of
Suarez.
The city is in an uproar and it is feared that all Maderistas are to be seized,and
shot.
Provisional President Huerta has given full authority to the military prosecutor
general to act without restraint. ;'
;: 'X ■".■;' . "I shall rule with an , iron h&nd," Hilarta declared today.
" . It was- not for several hours after the ki!4)w|f of the former heads of the government that the
tragic news leaked out.
i V Huerta and his adherents feared to face theijStorm of indignation and rushed precautionary
measures before admitting the truth.
PRISONERS TRANSFERRED "WITHOUT INCIDENT"
It was announced at the palace to the foreign correspondents that Madero and Suarez had.
arrived at their prison "without incident." ' v • . - .
o.j When it was impossible to prolong concealment, the correspondents and Ambassador Henry
■ Lane Wilson were called to the palace and the official account given out.
■^••^-Th account says that at midnight a small guard was sent to the palace to escort the deposed
president and vice president to " the penitentiary.
A large automobile was in waiting.
Into this Madero and Suarez were hurried.
Major Cardenas and several other army officers got into the car with them. The car started off
escorted by a cavalry guard and other soldiers in automobiles.
A large force of Maderistas, it is claimed, was secreted in a building about two-thirds of the way'
made by vSenor de la Barra and
Provisional President Huerta, but it
was taken for granted that if the late
leaders were brutally murdered as the
Continued on Pa*c 2, Columa 5
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For foreign countries 13c Is required.
toward the prison.
"An attempt was made to halt the
automobiles and liberate the prison
ers. The attack was repulsed."
The official report fails to state how
Madero and Suarez were killed, but it
since has been learned from reliable
sources that on the first shot fired by
their friends both were shot and killed
in their seats by the officers accom
panying them.
AX.\K(HV FOLLOWS CHAOS
Political chaog has reached the last
point of anarchy in Mexico.
The revolt in the provinces continues
to spread with alarming- rapidity.
The bloody climax of the Huerta-
Diaz counter revolution has stunned
the vast majority of the people of this
city. Although warned to keep within
their homes and avoid the semblance
of demonstration, crowds constantly
are gathering to be driven from the
streets by the armed soldiers of the
provisional president.
Huerta is making good his threat to
"rule with an iron hand."
His tro6pa are everywhere—bluster-
Ing, belligerent.
The remaining Maderlstaa in Mexico
City are sullen and angry.
It Is evident, however, from their
attitude that swift and terrible re
venge will be sought for the slaying
oi former President Madero and Jose
Pino Suaxez, following the execution
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